Thu, 6 November 2014
This Week's Show
To start the season we talk overreacting to small sample sizes. Our star player for this is Klay Thompson. We also talk the Lakers horrible start and the Cavs.
This Week's Poll
A note on last week's poll, it was inspired by the amazing Dante Basco
Small Sample Size Theater
I talk a lot about how I don't mind people "overreacting" to small sample sizes. Tune in to hear a rant!
Klay has started out the NBA season as one of the greatest shooters ever. While it's unlikely he'll stay this hot, if he improves his shot selection he could be great. The problem? We've seen several faces of Klay
And, of course, he's done this before! Sample size theater for the win!
Last night we saw more "Klay Classic"
Klay did get a "max contract" but in absolute dollars. This may actually make his contract more valuable come the new CBA. Of course, if the Warriors balk on another Kevin Love like trade, it won't matter. Also, even if Klay plays amazingly this season, it will not negate the fact that not trading him for Love and signing him to the max were subpar decisions. We've made this point before.
I can not find what Brian said that I thought would be a great title to end this segment. My bad!
The Horrendous Lakers and More!
The myth of Kobe "carrying" a bad Lakers squad is going to continue...
This is the Lakers worst start since 1958 when the Lakers started 0-7.
Currently, this Lakers squad is worse than the 2011-2012 Charlotte Bobcats (the worst winning percentage in NBA history.) The Laker's aren't this bad.
Kobe has no incentive not to shoot away. If he hopes to get another contract, he needs to keep up his image.
Reminder, it's not good for the NBA for the Lakers to be bad. In fact, recent moves by the Lakers, Bulls, and Knicks are bad news. The best teams in the biggest markets should be the goal.
Actually, we do know the origin to Nick Young's nickname.
Read Dr. J's autobiography! It's worth it.
Wow, the Cavaliers lost to the Jazz during this podcast. Maybe it's bad luck for us to praise the Cavs during the podcast!
Reminder, the Heat had an underwhelming start when LeBron joined. I'm not worried yet.
The Thunder are getting decimated by injury. For the billionth time, minutes are hard to guess.
Bryan Mears for a great Tweet on Trevor Ariza! Also, sorry for snubbing Ariza, who is another great small sample size story!
Kenneth Faried, DeMarcus Cousins, and Rudy Gay all get a shout out for their amazing acting in a rare triple flop!
Presidente for a great Tweet on Kobe's first finals MVP
Brian has the best conspiracy of all time. What if Kobe is a super-quant and has cracked the code to get paid? Brian's ultimate part of this theory: what if Kobe ghost wrote Basketball on Paper?