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The Baseline is a weekly NBA podcast hosted by Cal "GameFace" Lee and NBA journalist Warren Shaw. They provide a unique perspective on trades, matchups, analytics and the business of the NBA with special guests and insiders from the association. The Baseline is your go-to podcast for everything happening in and around the NBA.
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Before we reach an epic milestone, it's only right Russell Westbrook reaches his catching Oscar Robertson for most Career Triple Doubles. We weigh in on this awe-spiring achievement. We also discuss in the Breakdown dudes who likely won't be in your top 5 for End of the Year NBA Accolades but we gonna give 'em our shine. We hereby declare The Baseline Awards. Nominating the players who should get that convo on the pronto.
This week we give our take and predicts on the Western Conference Play In Predictions. We opine on the Return of the King and Ice Trae Young. Shaw and I differ on the nickname for the young phenom but we digress and We also weigh in on a recent article written by Veteran journalist and yahoo sports writer Chris Haynes on whether the Blazers really did all it could as Lillard has done all he could for the city of Portland. So much good content in one show you need to be plugged in. Download and Discuss with US!
The Eastern Conference takes front and center in the latest ediition of the The Baseline. We discuss and predict the likely Play In Matchups and why you should be impressed with Knicks and Washington Wizards thus far this season. We also speak Overtime Elite League and what their impact can have on young budding stars caught in crosshairs of building a name and fame in professional sports. Alot of good info, good discussions and Good Humor on our next ep. Download and DIscuss with US!
Continuing our efforts to broaden The Baseline into so many spaces, we continue our coveted series Branded with featured guest, Community Lead for Dapper Labs Jacob Eisenberg. He sits and discusses the latest uprising in the ranks of blockchain technology with Top Shot, one of the most sought after rising platforms that is building a large dedicated following of collectors and fans fawning over the digital craze where NBA Highlights and Tech become the EHarmony of the Sports ChatRooms abroad. But with all of the hype and craze that follows NBA Top Shot is the platform built for sustained success and will it provide a blueprint that invites all into the culture and phenomenon that Top Shot can offer? Find out the answers and more. Download and Discuss with US!
He's basically the Black Thought of Footwear. Innovator Pioneer Collaborator and Activist for black entrepreneurs, Robert Purvy joins us for a little FaceTime with the Baseline. Our convo covers the gambit from the streets of North Philly, the wondrous land of Asia and how this brotha figured out how to elevate in a world not meant for him to succeed. This is all the more reason to sit back and catch his story. Download and Discuss with US
The NBA has been busy this week and with a little more than 20 games left to play its getting close to shaking time. Shaw and Focus on the NBA's top star studded teams Lakers and Nets and really get at which we should worry might not make it out their conference due to the high profile injuries plaguing these teams. We also weigh in on the Bootyful exodus of Paul Pierce and how this may stain his legacy moving forward. Also we discuss the impact of some player injuries and who might catch the brunt of the impact and their playoff hopes. Alot to dive in so grab a wet suit and join us. Download n Discuss with US!
We discuss the Trade Deadline and the Tsunami of moves happening in the league. Special Ep on deck. Download and Discuss with Us!
This week IndyCornrows Contributor Caitlin Cooper gives us a Masterclass in trying to understand and appreciate the enigma that is the Indiana Pacers. From the Two Nates, to Pritchards Precarious moves, theres only one person we could think of that could solve this complicated puzzle of NBA Random. Also we dive in a little on some potential lookouts for the NBA Trade Deadline/Buyout. Alot for us to dig into, bring a shovel and some earbuds. Download and Discuss with Us!
This week Gerald Bourguet from The Step Back and Valley of the Suns Podcast stops by to kick up dust and take names on any who believe the Phoenix Suns arent considered the most dangerous team in the NBA right now, all this and they still waiting on Deandre Ayton to step up and be that Man in the Middle Booker and Paul have been waiting for. Yet so much drama in the WC, is it really hard being Monty or CP3? Bourguet spills facts and more in our breakdown convo. Also we speak on the 2021 Hall of Fame Finalist selections and more in this weeks too hyped episode. Download and Discuss with Us!
This week we were fortunate to be graced with one of the most premiere voices in the game right now with Travonne Edwards of the The Athletic. Known by many as Blk Try on his twitter is like the Boondocks of Sports Pod right now and he's only getting warmed up in these spaces. Our convo with him ranges from his upbringing all the way to his thoughts on what second half NBA life will be like and why we shouldn't come down too hard on the NBA's All Star efforts. Its a cant miss convo as we break it down to the bone bristle with one of LA's Finest
With a week before All Star Weekend, we discuss the reserves selected and whether there was any "snubbery" taking place this year. We dig into the discuss of how the NBA should honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant, and we Breakdown the Rise of the Tampa Bay (Toronto) Raptors. Have they turned the corner? or is this just a facade with inevitable extinction. We breaks it all down to the bone bristle. Download and Discuss with US!
We sit down and go one on one with the Associate Head Coach of the Sacramento Kings Alvin Gentry as he expounds on how 33 years of professional coaching in the NBA has enabled him to have the kind of influence he's had on the league. He talks coaching, Kings, Pelicans and why Reporters wish they had him as their best friend on the mean NBA Streets. Its great convo to be had, with Gentry, Us and You. Download and Discuss with Us
This week we take it back to high school and try to impress each other with some under the radar storylines bubbling the league. On the Drop Shaw and I double down or abandon ship on preseason predicts. Quality Talk with a little Busta Bust in the background! Download and Discuss with Us!
Despite a lackluster SuperBowl Weekend, the NBA didnt dissappoint with some quality comp and some moves made that actually may make the Knicks look like they know what they are doing this season. Shaw might disagree so we weigh in on the Derrick Rose Trade and other possible trade rumors bubbling in the league. We also discuss the players dissatisfaction of the NBA push for an All Star Game. Alot to dig into. Download n Discuss with US!
This week we spent a few moments memorializing the passing of Sekou Smith on the 1 yr anniversary of losing Kobe and Gianna Bryant in that fatal helicopter crash that took 9 lives. Though 2021 has not offered us any oxygen of optimism, we still found some hope in Utah that their success in the West is great eye candy for the NBA. But is it sustainable? We weigh in on what's going right in Salt Lake.We also take a look at some of the offseason acquisitions and early season trades that has moved some marquee names over to new teams. Are they panning out? Will they be there by the Trade Deadline? So much to get into. Download and DIscuss with Us
We run through a bevy of topics this week including if we believe if Joel Embiid will be a top 3 MVP candidate. Shaw shows optimism, but you know GameFace Lee isnt completely sold on that sediment. Also we have a juicy Who Ya Got segment. Which of the two guys we discuss would you pick first to start your franchise...Download and Discuss with US!
We discuss the blockbuster trade that has shook up the 2021 Season. James Harden was dealt to the Brooklyn Nets to form one of the most offensively potent Threesome in NBA History. We discuss the impact of the trade for all teams involved. Winners, Losers, the pawns. Does this trade automatically put them in the NBA Finals. Is this squad good enough to beat The King and The Brow? So many questions to answer and this episode just might give you the guidance you seek. Download n Discuss with US!
This week we discuss the impressive start to the New York Knicks. Their competitive play has got them in the mix in the Atlantic Division and has already generated a buzz in the NY area, but what do we make of their early success? Is it just 'hype' or can the Knicks sustain this level of play to position them selves to contend. We Discuss. Also in The Drop we discuss Adam Silver's running game theory on NBA Expansion and which teams are primed to receive a franchise. Find out where we think are some possible locations for the game to expand. Download n Discuss. Note: Recent Show experienced some technical difficulties. We apologize any inconvenience in sound quality received from the latest episode.
The Memphis Grizzlies want to be the team no one should sleep on, but Ja Morant's Grade 2 ankle sprain is a serious blow to their chances to keep up with the rest of the West. Can they maintain while Morant is on the mend. We discuss on the Breakdown. Also in the Drop, we are ADOPTING. We are expanding the Family by discussing our new "Young Sons" who we think are going to make some noise and have a prime opportunity to do so this season. We take a look at rising stars like Darius Bazley and Rui Hachimura, and you might see a custody battle or two cause we are protective of our Adopted Young Sons! A lot to discuss and more on this week's ep. Download and Discuss with us!
This week we give our NBA Week 1 impressions in our new little seg 'About That or Doubt That' and if you told us that the Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves were among the NBA Elite after a weekend, our only response would be 'WTF'. Also in the "Drop" it's been long overdue but we felt it was time to throw out some baller names that we think need the 2021 season to help their Hoops Redemption. All that and more topics ahead on this week's show. Download and Discuss with US!
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