We all want the NBA to resume games (under safe conditions of course), but the NBA wants more than that.
According to most, Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is the runaway favorite for the Rookie of the Year award this season. His new teammate agrees with this assessment, despite the cries of another candidate.
In this episode Mason and Sam are joined by their good friend and longtime San Antonio Spurs fan, Jonathan AKA Chico. The guys relive the 2011 First Round matchup of the NBA Playoffs, which saw the 8-seeded Grizzlies earn their first Playoff win in franchise history as well as their first Playoff series win by knocking off the top-seeded Spurs. Jump on in and enjoy the glory days of one, Zach Randolph, while we try to make it through this quarantine together. #StayHome
While Grizzlies fans have long griped that they don’t get any respect from the national media, that tune could be changing with the emergence of the human highlight reel — Ja Morant.
The guys get together to talk about how they are passing the time during self-isolation, new skills they’ve picked up, and their thoughts on COVID-19 in general. Send in your favorite movies and tv shows you’ve watched during quarantine and they might bring you on the next pod!
Sprawlball by Kirk Goldsberry is a must read for any self-respecting hoops junkie who claims to have an appreciation for basketball analytics and the way that they relate to the game on the floor.
The crew gets together to talk about the Grizzlies historic back-to-back wins over Atlanta and Brooklyn on the road, why the loss to Dallas was expected, and the Chief goes on another epic rant. Zak has some interesting stats on the team since Jaren’s injury and Mase is given a few minutes to toot the horn of Josh Jackson. Also, the bench unit is still really, really good.
It has been a while, but if you would like a refresher, here is my Central and Atlantic Division lookbacks. The Southeast had plenty of moves, and tons at the trade deadline too. This is just a lookback at the offseason, but the other moves gives us a better understanding of what truly happened.
Zak and Sam come together with a collective sigh of relief to talk Grizzlies hoops:
– LA fans overrun the Forum and Sam petitions folks to have hometown pride
– Lakers game takeaways
– Reactions to the blowout of the Hawks
– Anthony Tolliver big showing in first game
– Twitter corner and Sam makes his picks for the rest of the season
When two NBA superstars are in a squabble, the game is just better.