BALLIFY

BALLIFY

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An energetic, fun, and entertaining show discussing all things relevant to the NBA. Listen to our knowledgeable and passionate hosts debate basketball, the game we all love! Let's talk ball🏀
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IS LOAD MANAGEMENT A PROBLEM FOR THE NBA? x ARE THE SUNS FOR REAL? x WHAT SHOULD THE WARRIORS DO NOW

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MVP: LEBRON OR GIANNIS? (LAKERS BIG WEEKEND x WAS HARDEN RIGHT ABOUT GIANNIS? x BRIGHTER FUTURE: LUKA OR ZION? + MORE)
2:02- The MVP race: Lebron or Giannis? 20:05- Beef central! (Giannis vs Harden, Spike vs Dolan, Draymond vs Barkley) 36:10- Lakers big weekend, what does it mean?) 41:00- Can Zion catch Ja for ROY? 45:18- Picks for 8th seed in the West 48:53- Zion or Luka? 53:30- Curry's return 59:25- Are the Bucks in trouble?
1:03:53
March 10, 2020
CAN GIANNIS BE STOPPED? (ALL-STAR WEEKEND REACTIONS x BUYOUT MARKET MADNESS x CAN ZION CARRY THE PELICANS TO THE PLAYOFFS? + MORE)
We were honoured to have #NBATwitter legend Gage Boone (@BooneGage) join us this week. Give him a follow! 2:12- NBA All-Star weekend reactions 23:33- John Beilein steps down as Cavs head coach 31:15- Buyout market moves 54:55- Can the Pelicans make a push for the 8th seed? 62:31- Can Giannis and the Bucks be stopped?
1:17:36
February 25, 2020
HOW DO YOU MISS THAT CALL?! (TRADE DEADLINE REACTION x ROCKETS STRATEGY x RAPTORS WIN STREAK/SIXERS STRUGGLES + MORE)
2:26- Discussing the biggest trade deadline deals 32:08- The Rockets small ball strategy 47:21- Raptors 14 game winning streak 54:27- The Sixers are STRUGGLING 69:24- Controversial no call at the end of Blazers vs Jazz game 81:00- All star weekend predictions
1:27:26
February 11, 2020
TRADE DEADLINE BUZZ x ALL STAR RESERVES/RISING STARS REACTIONS x ALL STAR GAME FORMAT: GONE TOO FAR? + MORE
2:05- Trade rumours ahead of the trade deadline 15:15- All star reserve reactions 23:06- Rising stars reactions 30:52- 2020 All star game format 35:56- Nick Nurse coaching team Giannis...foreshadowing? 41:26- Kobe and Gianna Bryant revisited
45:04
February 4, 2020
R.I.P KOBE AND GIGI x CAN ZION KEEP THIS UP? x ALL STAR STARTER REACTIONS AND RESERVE PREDICTIONS + MORE
Brandon honours us with his presence this week and absolutely kills it! 3:25- Paying our respects to Kobe Bryant 13:45- Zion's first few games; can he keep it up? 29:47- All Star starter reactions 44:26 All Star reserve predictions 68:00- Willie Cauley-Stein trade
1:21:26
January 28, 2020
DO SIMMONS AND EMBIID NEED TO SEPARATE? (ZION EXPECTATIONS? x KYRIE TOXICITY x ALL STAR BALLOT x ALL DECADE LISTS + MORE)
2:10- Zion set to make debut; expectations? 6:41- Do Simmons and Embiid need to separate? 15:32- Kyrie's recent comments 25:48- All star voting returns so far 42:44- All decade starting 5 48:05- Team of the decade 50:45- MVP of the decade
57:27
January 21, 2020
WHO HAS THE BEST YOUNG CORE? x SHOULD OKC MOVE CP3 OR GO FOR IT? x WHO IS THE BEST PG IN THE GAME? x BIGGER BUST: LONZO OR FULTZ? (+ MORE!)
2:14  Kevin Love trade watch update 12:02 Miami looks legit! Best young core in the NBA? 27:57 Who is the best point guard in the game? 34:38 Who would you rather have at this point, Lonzo or Fultz? 48:51 Should OKC trade CP3 or go for it this year? 62:11 Luka out for 2 weeks with ankle sprain. Is it over for the Mavs?
1:07:03
December 17, 2019
DO THE KNICKS DESERVE TO EXIST? (FIZDALE FIRED x ROCKETS PROTEST x BEST FIT FOR KEVIN LOVE? + MORE)
1:50 Fizdale fizzes out of NY 16:08 Rockets protest gets denied 25:00 Kevin Love on the trading block 35:05 Raptors losing 3 straight. Time for concern? 39:29 Will Ben Simmons ever be able to shoot? 49:06 Clippers get blown out by the Bucks. Big deal?
59:30
December 10, 2019
KYRIE: PHILOSOPHER OR THE WORST TEAMMATE OF ALL TIME? x MELO THE BLAZERS SAVIOUR? x LUKA OR HARDEN? x NBA PROPOSED CHANGES (+MORE)
1:55- Kyrie's return to Boston and Instagram post 10:40- Anthony Davis record breaking return to NOLA 14:15- Mavericks statement game vs the Lakers 22:40- James Harden 60 pts in 31 minutes 25:26- Carmelo wins player of the week! Answer to the Blazers problems? 31:08- Derozan to return to the Raptors? 38:55- Proposed NBA rule changes
52:56
December 3, 2019
IS LUKA DONCIC ALREADY AN ALL TIME GREAT? x MELO IS BACK! x WHO CAN STOP PG AND KAWHI...AND LOU! x ZACH LAVINE'S MONSTER NIGHT (MIP?) + MORE!
2:00- Is Luka for real? Are the Mavs for real? 8:07- Carmelo Anthony's first few games 13:22- PG and Kawhi's first few games together 19:20- Demar Derozan to the Magic? 27:43- Zach Lavine's monster night (MIP?) 37:08- Twitter Questions
56:50
November 26, 2019
IS LOAD MANAGEMENT A PROBLEM FOR THE NBA? x ARE THE SUNS FOR REAL? x WHAT SHOULD THE WARRIORS DO NOW
The full squad is back again! We open the show with a quick recap of the Raptors and Lakers game. We then transition to an in depth discussion on load management and whether or not it is hurting the NBA. Afterwards, we discuss whether or not the Suns are a legitimate threat this season and what's in store for the struggling Warriors. We wrap up the show with some listener questions from #NBAtwitter. Enjoy!   2:05- Lakers vs Raptors quick recap 9:54- Is load management a problem for the NBA? 26:56- Are the Suns for real? 37:45- Should the Celtics look to acquire Steven Adams or Clint Capela? 45:17- What should the Warriors do? 53:50- The Dion Waiters fiasco 60:00- Twitter questions
1:23:16
November 12, 2019
FIGHT NIGHT! (KAT VS EMBIID x PLAYOFF SEEDING/AWARD PREDICTIONS + MORE)
The full squad is back in studio to provide another NBA content cast hosted by some NBA content kings! We make our early predictions and look at the best and worst moves from the offseason before analyzing the whole Karl Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid situation. 2:20 Playoff seeding predictions 39:36 Award predictions 55:30 KAT vs Embiid fight
1:03:35
November 4, 2019
NBA IS BACK AND SO ARE WE! (WEEK 1 RECAP + TWITTER QUESTIONS)
@dnohthehuman goes solo on episode 1 of season 2 to recap week #1 of the 2019-2020 NBA season and to answer your questions from twitter. We will have the full squad in studio very soon. We are committed to giving weekly content for the rest of the season and beyond! - 2:30 Ayton suspended 25 games - 4:28 Zion out 6 to 8 weeks - 7:25 Battle of LA -10:45 Twitter Questions (Dark horse teams, ROY, surprises/disappointments so far, and more!)
31:18
October 29, 2019
NBA SUMMER 2019 PART TWO (FREE AGENCY GRADING GAME CONTINUED)
The title says it all. Here is our Free agency grading conversation continued. Enjoy!
42:15
July 22, 2019
NBA SUMMER 2019 PART ONE (FREE AGENCY GRADING GAME x WESTBROOK/CP3 TRADE)
Grading every major move that has taken place since June 30th! Enjoy!
1:37:51
July 15, 2019
CLUB SHAY SHAY! (RULE CHANGES x TWITTER QUESTIONS)
More free agent coverage is on the way! 0:35 Coaches Challenge 5:05 Shortening the season/load management 12:05 Twitter questions
36:37
July 6, 2019
REPORTED THIS SIX DAYS AGO! (AWARDS RECAP x FREE AGENCY TALK)
Squad is back in the studio to recap the NBA Awards and give our free agency predictions. Enjoy! 2:05 NBA awards show recap 42:09 Free agency predictions
1:27:08
June 30, 2019
THAT’S A HAUL FOLKS! (AD TRADE x DRAFT NIGHT x BOSTON MESS + MORE)
Ezana, a devout member of our team from the beginning, finally makes his debut on the show this week. Show some love! 3:04 Anthony Davis trade reaction; who won the trade? 20:12 Draft night reaction/ biggest winners and losers of the draft/sleeper picks 34:58 What's going on in Boston? 50:30 Brooklyn only signing Kyrie if they get KD as well? 61:30 D'Angelo Russell's next move/Lakers dysfunction 65:10 New Segment! #EzanasBananas (top 10 surprising free agent centers going into free agency)
1:31:53
June 24, 2019
WE THE NORTH, WE THE CHAMPS! (FINALS RECAP x KAWHI’S NEXT MOVE x KYRIE TO THE NETS? + MORE)
Had to Skype this one. Don't worry, we will be back in studio next week! #BalanceRestored #OCanada 1:55 Finals game 5 recap 17:36 Finals game 6 recap 34:56 What's next for Kawhi? 38:47 How do the KD and Klay injuries affect next season? 41:27 Kyrie to the Nets? 45:37 AD to the Lakers? 51:57 Masai and security incident 55:18 Twitter questions
1:18:00
June 17, 2019
BOARD MAN GETS PAID (FINALS OUTLOOK x NETS/HAWKS TRADE + MORE)
1:52 Finals game 3 and 4 recap 33:57 Nets/Hawks trade, look towards free agency 46:30 Lowry/ Mark Stevens incident 58:32 Twitter questions
1:11:02
June 10, 2019
JURASSIC WORLD (NBA FINALS, COLLEGE VS OVERSEAS, HOU/NYK/LAL TRADE TALK + MORE)
1:56- Raptors are in the Finals! 8:09-Finals game 1 recap/predictions 25:46- RJ Hampton's decision to play overseas. Best route to the NBA? 44:40- Rockets willing to blow up the roster 57:25- Knicks dangling their #3 pick 61:56- Twitter questions
1:15:42
June 1, 2019
KAWHI ME A RIVER (CONF. FINALS x ALL NBA TEAMS x MAGIC'S INTERVIEW + MORE)
1:45 Conf. Finals 21:50 All NBA/All Defense/All Rookie teams 35:06 Magic's first take interview 43:46 KD's social media sensitivity flare up 60:50 Is Drake going too far? 66:50 Twitter questions
1:18:01
May 26, 2019
NO DURANT NO PROBLEM (CONFERENCE FINALS x ZION LOTTERY x 2ND ROUND RECAP + MORE)
1:37 2nd round recap 39:44 Conference finals discussion 45:30 Draft lottery review 58:48 Listener questions
1:23:45
May 20, 2019
KAWHI IS GOOD AT BASKETBALL (PHI v TOR x DAME TIME x HARDEN’S “LANDING SPACE” + MORE)
2:00- 76ers vs Raptors series discussion 11:00- Damian Lillard dagger heard around the world 16:50- Westbrook's next question 21:17- DEN vs POR 4OT 22:44- Harden's style of play 30:00- Twitter questions
56:16
May 6, 2019
AWARDS x 2ND ROUND PREDICTIONS
2:13- NBA award predictions 41:00- NBA award extras (Storyline of the year, beef of the year, drama king of the year) 49:06- 2nd round predictions 71:49- Twitter questions
1:17:23
April 29, 2019
MY OWN MAN (BBB FIASCO x ZION TOP 50? x FREE BOOKER + MORE)
1:50- Lonzo Ball severing BBB ties 12:33- Is Zion top 50? Top 20? 18:16- Should Devin Booker look to get out of Phoenix? 25:54- AD staying with the Pelicans? 27:15- Manu and Bosh jersey retirements 33:37-Nurkic injury 38:51- March Madness or NBA Playoffs? 42:40- Twitter questions #seatgeek #podcoin
56:55
April 1, 2019
UNSTOPPABLE?! (EMBIID’S STATEMENTS x TRADING LEBRON? x SHOULD OKC RETIRE KD'S NUMBER? x PG VS KAWHI + MORE)
2:52- Kawhi vs PG 14:47- Is the idea of trading Lebron crazy? 22:02- Who is the most unstoppable player in the NBA? 33:59- Should OKC retire KD's number? 47:35- Are the Spurs for real? 53:38- Dirk passes Wilt for 6th in all time scoring 58:14- Lou Will's game winner; 6th man goat? 63:55- Trae Young ROY? 73:29- Twitter Questions #podcoin #seatgeek
1:35:40
March 25, 2019
BANNED FOR LIFE! (FAN ALTERCATIONS x ZION’S RETURN x TWITTER QUESTIONS + MORE)
Had to record through Skype this week. Will be back in the studio next week! 1:52- Westbrook vs fan altercation 7:48- James Dolan bans fan for telling him to sell the team 10:20- Klay Thompson calls out Warriors fans 15:47- Zion Williamson is back 26:36- Warriors vs Rockets game recap 33:30- Twitter questions
57:02
March 18, 2019
PLAYOFF MODE DEACTIVATED (LEBRON PASSING MJ x PLAYOFF RACE/MATCHUPS + MORE)
2:33- Lebron passing MJ for 4th on all time scoring list/Lebron's minutes restriction 11:20- Dirk passing John Stockton for 3rd all time in games played 18:15- Playoff race 37:00- Playoff matchups if they were to start today 56:10- Giannis does not believe in promoting himself for MVP to the media 59:52- Kobe says Simmons needs a jumpshot 66:00- Closing thoughts
1:08:29
March 11, 2019
SOUNDS FROM THE SIX! (LIVE RAPTORS GAME RECAP x LEBRON'S DEFENSE x SIMMONS JUMPSHOT DEBATE + MORE)
2:00- Raptors vs Blazers recap 12:15- Lebron’s defense 28:21- Are the Celtics in trouble? 37:55- Should Dwade reconsider retirement? 45:48- Does Ben Simmons need a 3 point shot?
1:05:48
March 4, 2019
01| BALLIFY LAUNCH! (ZION INJURY x KYRIE/KD MEDIA FRUSTRATION x LAKERS PLAYOFF HOPES x AD SAGA + MORE!)
3:20- Trade deadline recap 32:04- Should Zion shut it down? 39:06- The Anthony Davis saga 44:55- Kyrie/KD media frustration 52:38- Does All-Star weekend need to be changed? 63:40- More impressive, Harden's streak or Westbrook's streak? 67:51- Lakers playoff hopes 73:02- Biggest threat to the Warriors
1:17:59
February 25, 2019
Episode 0- Is Lebron Toxic? (from former show NBA Fantasy Cast- 2018/12/08)
From our old show, NBA Fantasy Cast. New content is on the way, stay tuned for episode 1!
1:09:07
February 16, 2019