After some time away we are back to discuss how the NBA Finals are playing out and who will win Finals MVP. We also dive into the Canadian Senior Men's National Team and their continued struggles to qualify for Olympic play. Then we catch up with former Loyalist Lancers Women's Basketball Coach Jamie McCourt as well as one of the toughest players to ever wear a Lancer uniform Kurstyn Brant. We close with a quick review of the 613 Boys basketball camp as well as a preview of more camps coming soon.
Jack, Jayden, and Caleb discuss what players, teams, and coaches have changed our opinions the most for better or for worse based on their NBA Playoff performances. The guys take the reigns for the Rockets, Cavs, and Raptors and make a case for what they would do if they were the GM of each franchise on draft night. We end with our takes on the potential NBA rule changes set to be implemented next season.
Jack, Jayden, and Caleb are joined by the sneaky athletic Thomas Davies to celebrate some of the lesser known names of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. The crew embarks on a very unique fantasy draft style podcast that is certainly one of a kind much like many of the unheralded players that were eligible for this "Scrap Heap" draft.
During Part 2 of Episode 4 we catch up with former PECI Panther, and current Nipissing Laker, Vanessa Willis to discuss her Hoop Journey. Vanessa shares stories about her time playing ball in Picton, playing with some outstanding playing with her Kingston JUEL team, and shares some amazing insights and advice to any one looking to continue their basketball career at the post secondary level. Before we close we get Jack's take on the front office moves made in Boston.
Part 1 of Episode 4 includes: Jack, Jayden, and Caleb discussing what they learned from the first round of the NBA Playoffs, who leveled up, who fell off, and where do the teams go from here. Then the crew breaks down the second round matchups, make their predictions for who will be advancing, and STILL bet against the Clippers!
Jack gives his take on the struggling Clippers, Jayden talks intriguing bets in the NBA playoffs, and Caleb breaks down the Canada SMNT roster. (30:40) Then we are joined by Wellington's finest sharpshooter, Taylor Reddick, to discuss his Hoop Journey.
Jayden makes a case for Kristaps Porzingis being the key to the Mavericks playoff hopes, Caleb tells you why the NBA Champ is already decided, and Jack critiques the NBA MVP award criteria. Then we feature local basketball legend Ryan Barbeau and discuss his hoop journey.
Season 2 of the Loyal To The Game Podcast kicks off with new staff member Jack MacCool on as producer/editor and Co Host Jayden Jones. We discuss ideal storylines coming from the NBA Play In games, along with a few other quick hitters about the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Draft. Then for our main feature we are joined by a couple of local hoopers Hayden Blakely, and Aiden Wells as we discuss their 'Hoop Journey'. Lastly we touch on what's happening in the local basketball scene during our 'Who's Got Next' & 'Who's Getting Buckets" segment.
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