Rajan and John rank the top 25 players for the 2017-2018 NBA season to date, with the premise of: if you were playing a basketball game tonight, with everything on the line, who is among the top of the list of players that you’d want on your team?
With all due to respect to Andy Williams: tomorrow brings the advent of the most wonderful time of the year. Football season is back, baby.
Aaron Donald, Aaron Jones, Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Allan Houston, Andy Reid, Arik Armstead, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Ben Roethlisberger, Bill Belichick, Bill Simmons, Blake Bortles, Bobby Flay, Bobby Wagner, Boston Celtics, Brandin Cooks, Brent Grimes, Buffalo Bills, Cam Newton, Cameron Brate, Chris Baker, Chris Godwin, Chris Weinke, Christian McCaffrey, Cincinnati Bengals, Cooper Kupp, Dallas Cowboys, Davante Adams, DeForest Buckner, DeSean Jackson, DeShone Kizer, Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis, Donta Hightower, Dontari Poe, Dowell Loggains, Drew Brees, Gerald Everett, Gerald McCoy, Gio Bernard, Haason Reddick, Houston Texans, Isaac Bruce, Jameis Winston, James White, Jared Cook, Jared Goff, Jay Cutler, Jeff Fisher, Jeremy Hill, Jim Bob Cooter, Jimmy Graham, JJ Watt, Joe Flacco, Joe Mixon, Jonathan Allen, Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, Julio Jones, K.J. Wright, Kendall Wright, Kurt Warner, Kwon Alexander, Kyle Shanahan, Kyrie Irving, Lane Kiffin, Lavonte David, Lawrence Taylor, Le'Veon Bell, Les Snead, Martellus Bennett, Matt Ryan, Michael Bennett, Mike Evans, Mike Gillislee, Mike Lombardi, Mohamed Sanu, Myles Garrett, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Noah Spence, O.J. Howard, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, Randall Cobb, Reggie White, Rex Burkhead, Rob Boras, Rob Gronkowksi, Robert Griffin III, Robert Woods, Roger Goodell, Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford, Sammy Watkins, Scott Tolzien, Sean McVay, Seattle Seahawks, Solomon Thomas, Stephon Gillmore, Steve Sarkisian, Takkarist McKinley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tavon Austin, Taylor Gabriel, Terrelle Pryor, Tevin Coleman, Todd Gurley, Tom Brady, Tom Savage, Torry Holt, Trumaine Johnson, Ty Montgomery, Vernon Hargreaves III, Vic Beasley, Washington Redskins
Rajan, John, and Neel convened to discuss John Wall’s contract extension with the Washington Wizards, and Kyrie Irving’s trade demands to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
So, can we finally put an end to all the “the disgruntled John Wall has his eyes set on leaving the Washington Wizards when his contract expires” talk?
On America’s 240th birthday, Kevin Durant seemingly crushed basketball in 29 other cities by choosing to join the Golden State Warriors.
General Sports Tags:
Boston Celtics, Channing Frye, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, David Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Ian Clark, Indiana Pacers, JaVale McGee, JR Smith, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Mike Brown, Patrick McCaw, Steph Curry, Steve Kerr, Tristan Thompson, Tyronn Lue, Zaza Pachulia
To put things in the parlance that both the foodies and the sports junkies can appreciate: looking back on things, the 2016-2017 NBA season was the basketball equivalent of dining at a fancy steakhouse.
General Sports Tags:
Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Draymond Green, Houston Rockets, Joe Frazier, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Muhammad Ali, New York Yankees, Portland TrailBlazers, Ric Flair, San Antonio Spurs, San Francisco 49ers, Stephen Curry, Toronto Raptors
In case you hadn’t heard the news: John Wall — the bona fide superstar point guard of our beloved Washington Wizards — was named to his fourth straight All-Star game yesterday.
Washington Wizards Tags:
Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Bradley Beal, Brian Windhorst, Brooklyn Nets, Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Demarr Derozan, Derrick Rose, Dwayne Wade, Isaiah Thomas, JaVale McGee, John Wall, Karl Anthony-Towns, Klay Thompson, Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Paul George, Paul Millsap, Phoenix Suns, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks, Tomas Satoransky, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards
For the first podcast of 2017, Rajan talks with good friends John and Neel about the current state of the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
Leave it to the NBA to lure me right back in, even if it was just for an evening, when I was about to fully take off my basketball pants and put on my football pants (so to speak, anyway).
Washington Wizards Tags:
Al Horford, Anthony Wiggins, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Courtney Lee, Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Ernie Grunfeld, Gar Foreman, Golden State Warriors, Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, Joakim Noah, Karl Anthony-Towns, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kris Dunn, Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Stephen Curry, Tom Thibodeau, Toronto Raptors