Episode 38: NBA Super-Parity w/ Adam Lustick
Adam Lustick joins the pod this week to talk NBA excellence (3:45), reviewing the Western Conference (4:15), scoring and lack of defense (5:00), Adam Lustick’s most overrated NBA player (6:30) and underrated NBA player (7:40), Charlotte’s upcoming decision to extend or trade Kemba Walker (8:15), Kemba and Michael Jordan (10:00), NBA power-shifts from West to East (11:40), enjoying the struggles of the Warriors (13:00), the Warriors morphing from fun League Pass heroes to NBA villains (14:00), Warriors 4-6 over the last ten games (16:20), Kevin Durant’s wakeup call (17:10), the Steph Curry effect AKA quantifying Curry’s greatness (18:50), Warriors ineffectiveness in half-court sets (21:00), Jordan’s psychotic competitiveness vs. Durant (22:00), Warriors have coasted the last few years (24:00), Giannis as the next existential threat in the NBA (26:30), the suddenly interesting Eastern Conference (28:00), what the hell is wrong with the Washington Wizards (29:20), reviewing the embarrassing history of the Washington Bullets / Wizards (30:40), the Wall & Beal Washington Wizards (32:00), the Wiz looking listless and entitled (33:00), everyone got paid (33:30), Wall’s lack of leadership (34:10), John Wall is immoveable (35:00), Scott Brooks (35:50), changing the coach in DC (36:40), Bradley Beal’s quote about entitlement (40:00), practice dramas being leaked to the public (41:20), player empowerment at an all-time high (42:00), the pipeline between the media and players (43:00), Markelle Fultz’s mysterious ailments (45:00), Fultz’s future in Philly (46:00), the ‘yips’ (47:15), not giving up on Markelle Fultz’s future and upside (48:00), Fultz’s lack of transparency (50:00), Fultz laughing at the NFL touchdown celebration mocking his shot (51:30), in the era of full-access Fultz’s silence is alienating (53:20) and Syracuse alum Carmelo Anthony’s career sunset (54:30)—ENJOY!
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