“Being here feels like I’m out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.”― Shaquille O’Neal During the bubble, Orlando was the center of the basketball universe for the first time since Dwight Howard packed up his cotton candy machine and headed for Los Angeles, farting for the entirety of… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK SEASON PREVIEWS 2020-21: THE ORLANDO MAGIC
(Corbin got jammed up when the season started, so some of the previews lulled. We will post them over the next two days or so. The first is a Dubs preview by Katie Heindl, the Basketball Feelings Wizard) Klay Thompson in the sun. That’s how I was going to start this preview before he got… Continue reading THE WARRIORS PRESENT: KLAY THOMPSON IN THE SUN
"Whoops, there goes my soda." - Jason Kidd This is the time that the Brooklyn Nets are finally poised to take over the Eastern Conference. They’ve got a historically-great forward to play alongside a talented scorer and six-time All-Star at guard, plus a promising young center, a three-point shooting white guy at forward, and a… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK SEASON PREVIEWS 2020-21: THE BROOKLYN NETS PROSPECTUS
"I come to praise Mervyn's, not to bury it." - William Shakespeare The Indiana Pacers won 45 games in last year’s abbreviated season and lost in the first round. The year before, they won 48 games and lost in the first round, which is also what they did in 2017-18. In 2016-17, they won 42… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK SEASON PREVIEWS 2020-21: THE INDIANA PACERS
It's the second annual holiday special from the world's greatest basketball podcast within a basketball podcast, Slamm'd Up! With Brett Slamson & Randy LeDoux. It's a touching tale of NBA Christmas games, analytics, promo codes, and friendship - and most of it rhymes! https://shows.acast.com/roundballrock/episodes/how-the-grinch-slammd-up-christmas-another-slammd-up-christm The second annual holiday special from Brett Slamson & Randy LeDoux… Continue reading How The Grinch Slamm’d Up Christmas
National TV Games count is out. Broadly, this is a measurement of how the league feels about how people feel about the league. Big guns, the zaddys, are prescribed a hefty dose of national recognition. Little fellas, the simps, they’re thrown into the trunk and not allowed to breathe the sweet air of basic cable… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK SEASON PREVIEWS 2020-2021: THE BOSTON CELTICS!
I don’t have much to say about the Rockets except: They fucking rock. Perfect team for the age, a too-neat encapsulation for the excesses and incompetence of the ruling class. Tillman Fertitta is your boss. He’s the man who pulls the levers, he’s treated as if he is the driving force of the US economy,… Continue reading HOUSTON ROCKETS 2020-21 PREVIEW AKA THE FAILURES AND DEATH OF THE NEOLIBERAL STATE
Episode 293 Joey and Sean go through the over/unders for all fifteen teams in the NBA's junior college, the Eastern Conference. We've got bold claims, weird stats, and Joey Devine cosplaying as SB Nation bloggers, desperate not to trade for in-season strip club enthusiast James Harden. Will Sean pick too many overs? Will the boys… Continue reading Roundball Rock Episode 293: Eastern Conference Over/Unders
(Welcome to the first in a series of previews for the 2020-21 NBA Season. Over the Next week or so, we will have previews for every team. "But Corbin," you say, "The season will have started by then and the season will have already mutated into something else!" To which I say: I wouldn't worry… Continue reading ROUNDBALL ROCK PREVIEW PALS, 2020-21: THE CHICAGO BULLS!
In our new, mega-episode, Sean and Joey go through nearly every trade, free agent signing, and weird Detroit Pistons waive-and-stretch move from the opening of the 20202 off-season. Each beer is graded on our proprietary Zach Lowe Scale, from zero to one beer, and the boys also try to determine which beer Zach drinks when… Continue reading Roundball Rock Episode 291: “We’re Not Even Sure Who Is Even On The Pistons Anymore”