Brennan and James are joined by a half passed-out friend Zach in their hotel room in Las Vegas at 3 A.M. At first, they go all-in on their trip to Las Vegas, angels and demons, and other topics. Afterward, they get into what all of the NBA free agency signings have done to the NBA, including both Los Angeles teams, their signings, and how it shapes the West (27:29), and the Westbrook trade and how it affects Houston and Oklahoma City (35:56). To end the show, they tell more Vegas stories, including ones about bringing kids to Vegas, Ninja, and Baron Davis (59:22).
Brennan and James start by recapping the NBA draft and how trades work, followed by the Suns’ questionable moves and their struggles throughout the past decade (13:43), the Anthony Davis trade and how it’s playing out for both teams (30:32), peoples’ recency biases for the state of the NBA (44:09), the Tampa Bay Ray’s thoughts of moving the team (53:58), and Max Scherzer’s past couple days (59:35).
Time to celebrate! TSPP’s 50th episode wraps up the Raptors’ incredible journey to a Finals win, including performances of each player, a breakdown of Golden State’s dynasty (10:49), a comparison of the Raptors vs. other NBA Finals teams (23:31), and a comparison of Kawhi vs. other greats like KD (29:59). The bros then transition into the future of the NBA, including Anthony Davis (37:05), and how the Western Conference will look like next season (46:04). Finally, Brennan and James discuss tiger-sized spiders and vice versa, as well as James’s financial decisions (1:00:06).
Brennan and James cover everything and anything finals related including what makes the Raptors so good as well as what the Warriors dynasty means (4:43) before they weigh possible free agency scenarios, both those with ties to NBA Finals outcomes and those without (29:03).
Brennan and James welcome in their NFL draft guy Zach Brammer on what to expect in this year’s draft with topics like the Oakland Raiders, the Denver Broncos, Kyler Murray and Arizona’s situation, and other potential first-round quarterbacks. Afterwards, they discuss the Portland-Oklahoma City series and its wild ending (35:10), the Denver-San Antonio series (44:27), and the Houston-Utah series (51:57). They also entertain one sizeable Kacie’s Corner question (58:25).
The bros discuss Virginia’s (improbable) winning of the NCAA tournament, the NBA Playoffs and what to expect (18:03), the Lakers’ problems and the disasters they have brought about (36:02), and a new segment of Kacie’s Corner (52:53).
Brennan and James give thought to Duke’s exit as well as the remaining teams’ potential in the CBB tournament, then they discuss Kristaps Porzingis, Devin Booker’s talent and the Suns best option for their first-round pick, and the Nuggets’ playoff hopes (or, for James, hopelessness), followed by a very clean* segment of Kacie’s Corner in celebration of a certain anniversary… (49:19)