Show Recap: October 2, 2018

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Opening Tip
Was this really an offensive foul [on Noah Vonleh]?
From the Knicks/Wizards game last night:

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Today’s Panel:


First Half

Opening Monologue: Bamba-Embiid “Rivalry” is going to be fun



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Bamba has the longest wingspan in NBA history (7′ 10″)

Rachel Nichols and Mo Bamba playing some video games with people from The Ringer:

Embiid’s reply:

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Done worrying about Markelle Fultz’s shot?


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“Not quite yet. You have a small sample size of this. Once you’re playing against starters full-time, then will see. It’s all about the confidence” – Pierce

“The idea is: What’s it going to look like 10-20 games in?” – Elhassan

“I do like this move” – Pierce on Fultz being a starter and Redick coming off the bench

Iconic Kobe “No flinch” moment ruined by #NBATwitter?


No Flinch?

“FRAUUDDDDDD!!!!!” – Elhassan

“That’s Harvey Dent, ladies and gentlemen. He kidnapped the commissioner’s son!” – Elhassan who was making a reference to the movie “Dark Night”

“I’m giving it to Kobe!” – Nichols

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Creativity; More excited for Trae Young’s passing than shooting?

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Hygiene; Should Ron Baker just wear goggles?


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Luxury; NBA Travel has come a long way!

What NBA traveling looked like back in the day:


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Complacency; Expect big things out of Aaron Gordon?

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Trolling; Rondo in midseason form already?

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Moving on…

Did Markieff Morris deserve to get tossed from a preseason game?

“I’m sorry. You don’t eject a guy on that” – Elhassan

“He’s setting the tone for that team. I like that” – Pierce

NBA Coaches Association issued a PSA to support the innocence network:

Second Half

Preview of “Student-Athlete” which premieres tonight at 10pm on HBO! | Expect LeBron’s NCAA documentary to move the needle?


“There needs to be an overhaul. He has the loudest voice in all of sports. I love that he’s bringing this to light” – Pierce

“These kids are used for their athletic talents and coaches and universities are benefiting off them” – Pierce

“Do I think it’s going to make an impact? I’m going to say no. For two reasons: The people who are going to watch it are going to believe it anyway and the people who need to hear that message, they’re not listening to it” – Elhassan

Kawhi looked healthy in preseason debut?

“He looked tentative. I’m excited to see what Toronto is going to do with their lineup” – Elhassan

“He is so good defensively, but we underrate his offense” – Elhassan

“If he’s 2016 Kawhi, then yes. He is the best player in the East” – Elhassan

Will Hawks regret trading Luka Doncic?

“He reminds me of Ginobili a lot. He’s got some craftiness in his game” – Pierce

“They will regret it. He’s so discipline and crafty. He’s one of the greatest European players we’ve ever seen” – Pierce

“Ricky Rubio didn’t have the career that this guy had” – Elhassan

Lisa Borders steps down as WNBA president leaving to become CEO of “Time’s Up.” Deputy Commissioner, Mark Tatum will take over in the interim.


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Pierce: Everything
“This is going to give him confidence moving forward”

“This guy is a workoholic. He wants to be one of the best in the league”

Elhassan: “You have to look like this, especially when it’s for a franchise that hasn’t had a lot of success”

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Elhassan: Nothing
“It’s in the CBA”

Pierce: Everything
“This could be a marketing genius move for him”


Pierce: “To me, he’s still a starter in this league. He’s a scoring PG”

Elhassan: “Jeff Teague is better than Derrick Rose. No question”


Elhassan: Something
“For him, this is a big deal. I don’t understand why he turned down the Qualifying Offer”

Pierce: “He feels like he could get a better opportunity somewhere or even more money. He’s betting on himself. That’s what players are doing today”

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Feel good about Kyrie’s apology?

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“Why apologize when the earth is flat? Everyone knows this” – Pierce

Game of the Night.JPGGrizzlies vs Rockets | Expectations for Melo’s preseason debut with Rockets?

“I expect Melo to shoot every time!” – Pierce