Writer-director Daniel Ralston joins Joey and Sean for an episode that puts the ROCK in Roundball Rock. We talk about Daniel's Sixers fandom, the poetry of William Joel, overrated players, Orlando's child GM, infuriating playoff commercials, the glory of Allen iverson, the un-clutchness of Paul George, new Twin Towers, and the hardboiled newsroom that is the Players Tribune. Plus a thrilling new game called "Rock And Roll Five-On-Five," a dream date with Joel Embiid, and the Warriors take on one of their toughest opponents yet: The Polyphonic Spree. Sponsored by NBATickets.gov.
Dave joins us from Portland to recap the weekend of NBA playoffs. We talk pre-game outfits, the parallels between Joseph Smith and Joe Johnson, Blake Griffin's injury and improv career, Draymond's trash talk, Fred Hoiberg's trash coaching, and Kobe's bizarre speech at the Tribeca Film Festival. Plus the Warriors battle a very special Portland Trail Blazers All-Star team and a brand-new playoffs drop. Sponsored by Hoi Burgers.
Comedian Billy Wayne Davis joins Joey & Sean for a surprisingly football-heavy episode of Roundball Rock. We talk about the playoffs, concussions, the shadiness of college basketball coaches, and Billy Wayne delivers a passionate defense of both Duke basketball and Rudy's father. Featuring hot takes like "The TNT Bulls are like the Harlem Globetrotters," "James Dolan is the owner from Major League," and "Phil Jackson is like a terrible LA landlord," plus a handy story about Bill Russell. Plus Death Row Records, Native American hypnotists, the Reggie Miller plane banner, Rumplestiltskin, new city slogans for Memphis, and "the Bo Jackson of arson."
Dave, Sean, and Joey preview the Eastern Conference Finals, and Joey delivers some of the scorchingest predictions in Roundball history, including a prescient "Bulls in six" take. We also debate the postseason awards, and invent our own, including Joel Embiid the Comeback and Goneaway Player of the Year. We also review our awful over/under picks, struggle with Zipsermania, and learn that Plumlees = poison, while the 2016-17 Warriors face their arch-enemy: the TNT broadcast team. Shouts to the Turner family! This episode is sponsored by Malcolm Brogdon's Frog Den.
It's E-40 of the podcast, as Joey and Sean are joined by special guest Chris Garcia! We talk a lot about Tony Romo, other celebrities we want to see with one-day contracts, white slavery in the '80s, Steph Curry's ugly shoes, basketball players in other sports, and Chris tells us about attending the very first Rock n' Jock Basketball game & getting dissed by Vlade Divac. Classic Lakers get campus jobs, and the Warriors matchup against the Dominic Toretto Gang on a quarter-mile-long basketball court. Sponsored by Tony Romo's Hobo Dojo.
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Dave is in Utah, Sean is in SF, and Joey is in LA but the pod must go on! We choose who teams should send to the lottery draw, talk unwritten NBA rules, speculate about Orlando's dry-erase board foibles, and make our MVP picks. Also the Basketball Hall of Fame screws up again, Lance Stephenson comes home to Club Rio, the Warriors battle Neil Gorsuch and the Senate, and we announce the slate of shows on the Roundball Rocketeerist podcast network.
Dave, Sean, and Joey are joined by Turner family cousin C.J. Toledano of Bleacher Report. C.J. talks about making videos for the Pistons, plays "Shitty Bull or Bull Shit?" and we all visit Kobe Bryant's Musecage. We also assign draft propsects their worst possible home, endorse Sam Hinkie for the Sacramento team president, and everyone taps the brakes on the Devin Booker bandwagon. Also the Warriors battle True Romance, but really, this is all about the Musecage.
Sponsored by Don Nelson's Boozecage.
It's a full-squad Skype pod, as Dave, Sean & Joey discuss the resurgence in NBA fighting, James Harden's attempt to join The Hoopers, San Antonio women, the Tinderization of the NBA, and Jay Mohr's new relationship with Jeanie Buss. Plus we take a deep dive into the Dirkwurst, Matt Barnes battles Matt Barnes, Kristaps Porzingis channels Jonathan Lipnicki, and we explain why "Juwanna Mann" made Michael Jordan draft Jared Jeffries.
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It's a special bonus Roundball as Sean talks to SF comedian - and basketball mascot expert - Ben Kolina! Ben breaks down the remaining matchups, and explains why the Miami Hurricanes ar ethe most devastating possible mascot. We also talk Info Wars, industrialization, Roger Stone, and the awkwardness of Baylor University playing a tema called the Gamecocks. Who's cutting down the nets? Not the working class!
It's an episode for the Big Ballers this week as Dave, Sean & Joey talk about Lavar Ball's one-on-one battle with Michael Jordan, Larry Sanders' return to the NBA, the resting Warriors ruining birthday parties, and the toaster some weirdo sent Klay Thompson to sign. Plus Chandler Parsons is hurt, Ricky Rubio is dominating, and Darko is a 360-pound farmer. Sponsored by George Karl's Junior.