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Courtside Fracas

Courtside Fracas

By Courtside Fracas
The people from the Touchline Media Group branch into the world of Basketball, Formula and Boxing to give you Touchline Sports

A London-based podcast of NBA enthusiasts sharing a love of the sport with the UK audience.

A bunch of petrol-heads discussing all things Formula 1 and motorsport

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Courtside Fracas | Episode 58: Respect the Sage Master
After another non-stop week in the NBA, Obi is joined by Shaq, Niyi and Kanyin as they discuss: - KD returning from injury after 2 months out - Lakers signing Ben Mclemore - Knicks v Nets - Sixers v Celtics - Jazz v Mavs
April 07, 2021
The Dust Settles After Deadline Day: Debuts & Decisions
Sai is joined by Yassin and Reemz to discuss post-deadline debuts including Gordon, Fournier, Aldridge and who may have regretted not making moves
April 04, 2021
Russ vs Stephen A, Gordon to the Nuggets and Midweek Catchup
Obi is joined by Niyi, Morayo and guest Timi.  They discuss the clash this week between Stephen A Smith and Russell Westbrook, The 76ers being able to put together a strong record despite the absence of MVP candidate Joel Embiid. A look at the Clippers and if they have finally turned a corner and the impact recently traded players and those on the buyout market will have on the teams they have joined. 
April 01, 2021
MVP Tracker, NBA Buyout Market and Silver Linings for the Wolves
Sai is joined by Reemz and Niyi to discuss: The MVP race between Jokic and Harden. The buyout market and players we should be on the lookout for  and Reemz updated us with all things Minnesota Timberwolves
March 28, 2021
DEADLINE DAY! Immediate Trade Reactions...
Obi is joined by Yassin and Niyi to go over all the biggest deals on mid-season trade deadline day 2021 Powell gives Portland more firepower Vucevic is a Bull, Gordon is a Nugget and Fournier is a Celtic as the Magics disappear in a puff of smoke Rondo goes back to L.A. Oladipo gets his wish and Houston have a problem Enjoy!!! #CourtsideFracas
March 25, 2021
Di Historie of the Portland Trailblazers
Morayo is joined by Shaq and Harold to discuss the latest NBA news. We also discuss three games we caught this week ( Lakers vs Hawks, Mavs vs Blazers and Sixers vs Bucks)  With resident Miami fan Shaq on the pod we got his thoughts on all things Miami Heat.  And we closed with Harold and Shaq giving their thoughts on a couple of players who could move before the trade deadline and what they could offer teams. 
March 21, 2021
Project Rebuild: Light at the End of Some Tunnels
#CourtsideFracas are back again! Morayo is joined by Yassin (YJ) and Kanyin (K) to discuss some rebuilding teams that may have flown under the radar, and how their current struggles could bring positive steps moving forward Teams discussed: Detroit Pistons, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, and the Houston Rockets! Get involved with the conversation on Twitter with #CourtsideFracas If you're liking the show, please comment and review!
March 16, 2021
We Go Again! The Business End Begins
Morayo is joined by Yas, Greg and K to chat: - Blake Griffin joining the Nets  - All-star weekend  - Early thoughts on the congested second half of the regular season  - Each panelist provides us with one team they anticipate having a stronger second half of the season performance than they did in the first half and a second team they anticipate not improving (and potentially declining) from their performances in the first half of the season.  #CourtsideFracas  ENJOY! Join in the conversation at @CourtsideFracas
March 10, 2021
Half-Way There! Mid-Season Review
Yassin is joined by Sai & Jeff to take a breather and assess where we’re at half-way through the season Timestamps: Blake Griffin Buyout (02:03) Player vaccinations & the need for fans (05:01) Surprises of the season: New York, Charlotte & Phoenix (12:38) Disappointments of the season: Washington, New Orleans & Boston (30:10) Mid-season Awards (52:19) ENJOY!!! #COURTSIDEFRACAS
March 07, 2021
Change in Atlanta, Mid-week Games, & Early MVP Chat
Obi is joined by Harold and Yassin to chat: - Harden jersey retirement - Lloyd Pierce sacking - Atlanta v Miami - Phoenix v LA Lakers - LA Clippers v Boston - Denver v Milwaukee ENJOY! Join in the conversation at @CourtsideFracas
March 03, 2021
The 90s Are Back!: Bulls & Knicks Balling, While All Roads Lead To Zion
Welcome to another #CourtsideFracas!!! Sai is joined by Yassin, Harold and Kanyin to turn the clocks back to when the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks mattered, as well as venting some frustrations about the LA Lakers recent form Enjoy! 0:06 - News around the league 08:35 Why You Should Care: NOP 20:07: Are The Old Guard of the East Returning? Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks Chat 38:25: Lakers Losing Ground?
February 28, 2021
All-Star Snubs, Winning Streaks and Midweek Games
Obi is joined by Greg and Niyi to discuss: All-Star Snubs Potential moves before the trade deadline: Boogie Cousins and Kristaps Porziņģis Nets vs Clippers Lakers vs Wizards And everything in between! Get involved with the discussion on Twitter @CourtsideFracas #CourtsideFracas
February 25, 2021
Rookie Report, Miami Heat Check & Some Dame Time
Morayo is joined by Yassin, Sai and Miami Heat fan Shaquille to discuss: Potential All-Star Snubs GBH via Dunk Where are the Miami Heat at right now? Checking in with the 'average' rookie class Damian Lillard: MVP? And everything in between! Get involved with the discussion on Twitter @CourtsideFracas #CourtsideFracas
February 21, 2021
Drummond Up Interest & Midweek Games
Obi is joined by Yassin, Sai & Niyi to break down some of the best games this week in the NBA Timestamps: The morals of player trades (00:45) Is Andre Drummond actually good?! (08:20) Philadelphia 76ers v Utah Jazz & Ben Simmons Big Night (10:56) Are the Jazz for real? (21:13) Brooklyn Nets v Phoenix Suns (24:32) Deandre Ayton disasterclass (29:21) Denver Nuggets v Boston Celtics (34:53) Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks (52:35) ENJOY!!! #COURTSIDEFRACAS
February 18, 2021
Phoenix Suns Rising
Welcome back to Courtside Fracas! Morayo and Sai form a 2 man game to chat all things NBA News roundup John Collins Trade Talk Melo 12th All-Time! What constitutes an elite scorer??? Team Talk: Phoenix Suns Philadelphia 76ers Enjoy! And be sure to get involved in the chat on Twitter @CourtsideFracas #CourtsideFracas
February 14, 2021
Draymond Blues
Welcome back to Courtside Fracas! Obi is joined by Harold, Janin, Niyi & Mina to chat all things NBA News roundup: - Derrick Rose to the Knicks - Malik Beasley sentenced to 120 days in prison - Mavs not playing the National Anthem before games Highlight Games: Kings Clippers Hornets Golden State Warriors Jazz Nets Pistons Lakers OKC Enjoy! And be sure to get involved in the chat on Twitter @CourtsideFracas #CourtsideFracas
February 10, 2021
Surprises Out West & Charlotte Hornets Love
Welcome back to Courtside Fracas! Harold is joined by Yassin, Greg & Kanyin to chat all things NBA News roundup Surprises out West: Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets Utah Jazz #WhyYouShouldCare about the Charlotte Hornets! Enjoy! And be sure to get involved in the chat on Twitter @CourtsideFracas #CourtsideFracas
February 07, 2021
Nothing But Nets
Host: Obi Guests: Greg, Shaq & Niyi This week we discuss: - Courtside Karen - Jokic vs Embiid - The Good, The Bad & The Nets Enjoy! #CourtsideFracas
February 04, 2021
2021 Almost All-Stars
Host: Morayo Guests: Yassin and Greg  This week we discuss our early picks for the Eastern and Western All-Star teams and take a look at some 'Almost All-Stars': players who most likely won’t make the All-Star teams despite having great seasons. We also get Yassin’s thoughts on the Boston Celtics after their 1-point loss to the LA Lakers, as well as some Philadelphia 76ers chat. Enjoy! #CourtsideFracas
January 31, 2021
A Kobe Conversation
Join Greg, K and Morayo as they sit down a year after the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash. Kobe's impact and legacy on the NBA are such that we feel still the shock waves of this til today.  We wanted to spend this pod looking back at Kobe's career and appreciating some of our favourite moments and reminiscing on the legend that is Kobe Bryant. 
January 29, 2021
Season Overview: One Month in
Morayo is joined by Greg, Harold & K to discuss: - Favourite rookies a month in  -  A look at the Cavs/Knicks  - MVP and MIP candidates  Enjoy!
January 24, 2021
Just Needed A Pause
Obi is joined by Greg, Harold & Shaq to discuss: - Kyrie Irving Back In Brooklyn - Mandatory COVID Vaccines - #CourtsideFracas Games Of The Week Enjoy!
January 20, 2021
Luka v Giannis, Harden Debut & Title Talk
Back again! Yassin, Kanyin, Sai & Greg go over the usual weekly roundup including - News round up including COVID, Kyrie, LeVert - #COURTSIDE1V1 Luka beats Giannis 64-36. How!? - Are the Bucks different enough? - James Harden's generous debut - The Inevitable Lakers... Enjoy and engage at @CourtsideFracas!!!
January 17, 2021
Yassin is joined by Nets fan Sai who can't work out if he loves or hates the Harden trade from last night... - Trade pieces detailed - What will Brooklyn look like moving forward? - How should Houston fans feel? - What is the risk/reward for Brooklyn? ENJOY!
January 14, 2021
Trouble In Paradise
Obi is joined by Kanyin, Niyi & Greg to discuss: - New NBA Covid Protocols - Kyrie Irving - Off The Grid - #CourtsideFracas Games Of The Week Enjoy!
January 14, 2021
NBA Stock Market - Buy - Sell - Hold
Join Harold, Morayo, Sai and Yas as they catchup up on the latest goings on in the NBA. They touch on comments from the NBA community after the attack on the Capital from protesters. The recent spike in Covid-19 cases and the impact it is having on this season. They also discuss this weeks #Courtside 1 v 1 (Jokic v Embiid) and finally the teams we were buying, selling and holding stock in. 
January 10, 2021
NBA New Year Resolutions
Yassin is joined by Shaquille, Kanyin & Sai to discuss: - The weird start to the season - Atlanta's ascension and Brooklyn vulnerabilities - New Years Resolutions for Steph Curry, the Toronto Raptors, the Miami Heat, Brad Stevens, the San Antonio Spurs, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and THE WHOLE DAMN LEAGUE (courtesy of Kanyin) Enjoy!
January 03, 2021
Early Winners and Losers of 20/21
Shaq, Niyi & Harold join Yassin to round up the first few days of NBA action #COURTSIDE1V1: Trae Young v Ja Morant Early Season Winners & Losers: - New Orleans Pelicans - Philadelphia 76ers - Washington Wizards - Golden State Warriors Winners & Losers Amongst the Contenders... - Milwaukee Bucks - Brooklyn Nets - LA Lakers - LA Clippers Enjoy!!!
December 27, 2020
Eastern Conference Preview 2020/21!
Join Morayo, Sai and Yas as they discuss the Eastern Conference: - The return of KD and the Nets  - The Raptors and Celtics in a down year  - Westbrook on the Wizards  And everything else in between 
December 20, 2020
Western Conference Preview 2020/21!
Yassin, Ognjen, Shaquille & JB go scuba-diving into the Western Conference and all the questions it brings: - An apology to Steph Curry and his CurryHive - Western Conference Favourites - Dark Horses, Dying Dynasties and Play-In Potentials - Surprises and Shouts Enjoy!
December 18, 2020
Comeback Questions: The Clippers, The Warriors, & Pre-Season Takes
Yassin, Sai, Shaquille and Warriors fan Ire discuss two teams in need of big comebacks in the 2020/21 season: The Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. The boys also discuss some of their early predictions for players in need of a major season, and teams who may under or overperform expectation. Enjoy!
December 13, 2020
NBA Catch Up: Harden Plays Hardball, Russ Revisited & COVID Questions
Yassin, Mina, Shaquille & Kanyin go diving DEEP into all that the NBA has thrown out over the past week: - Opening Day & Christmas Day Games - Lebron & AD Are Long-time Lakers; but is Klutch good for the league? - Harden being a lil baby about his situation? - What can Westbrook the Wizard conjure up? - How will the NBA Season handle COVID-19? - Courtside Countdown; Top NBA players ranked numbers 20 to 15 Enjoy! Review & Rate below...
December 07, 2020
Off-Season Autopsy: The Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks
Listen to Sai, Yas, Morayo and newcomer Shaq discuss the 19/20 season for The Miami Heat and The Milwaukee Bucks. We then look ahead to the 20/21 season and what to expect from both teams. 
November 26, 2020
Anyone Can Get It!: Draft & Free Agency Update
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! Yassin, Morayo, Kanyin & Niyi take a deep breath and then get stuck into the past week's trades, contracts, and 2020 Draft selections in the most condensed NBA off-season ever NBA Update What now for Golden State? Draft Winners & Losers Free Agency moves graded Follow @CourtsideFracas!!!
November 22, 2020
Houston, We Have Problems... Russ Wants Out & Rockets Off-Season Autopsy
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! This week Yassin is joined by Reemz, Sai and GT as they discuss: - The latest NBA news including the death of Tommy Heinsohn and some early trade rumours - Russell Westbrook wanting out of Houston after just one year - Off season Autopsy: Houston Rockets Enjoy! @CourtsideFracas
November 15, 2020
NBA Return Date! & Off-Season Autopsy: Boston Celtics
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! Kanyin is joined by Niyi & resident Celt Yassin as they take us through the weeks big news of the NBA's return and assess the Celtics' 2019/20 season Enjoy! Follow @CourtsideFracas on Twitter
November 08, 2020
Moreyball Continues & Off Season Autopsy: Toronto Raptors
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! For this week's episode Morayo is joined by Greg and Kanyin as they discuss: - Daryl Morey reportedly landing the Sixers General Manager role - Nets coaching staff bolstered further as Mike D'Antoni joins the team - Off season Autopsy: Toronto Raptors Enjoy!
November 01, 2020
The early return of the 2020/2021 NBA Season & Off Season Autopsy: LA Clippers
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! For this week's episode Morayo, Sai and K breakdown the LA Clippers. - Rumours that the NBA is discussing starting the 2020/2021 season in late December  - Amar'e Stoudemire joining the Brooklyn Nets coaching staff  - Off season Autopsy: LA Clippers Enjoy!
October 25, 2020
Ty Lue Lands Clippers Role & Off Season Autopsy: Golden State Warriors
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! For this week's episode Harold is joined by Golden State faithful; Niyi and Ire as well as our Knicks loyalist, Obi as they discuss: - Ty Lue landing the Clippers Head Coach role - Daryl Morey sacked as General Manager of Houston - Off season Autopsy: Golden State Warriors Enjoy!
October 18, 2020
Thank You Minneapolis!
And introducing your 2020 NBA Champions...The Los Angeles Lakers. Join Morayo with Lakers fans K and Mina alongside Lebron loyalist Harold as they discuss the Lakers winning the NBA Championship after 10 LONG years, Lebron's legacy, If this is their 12th or 17th title and of course Kobe. 
October 14, 2020
Chief Keef
Coronation Sunday! Or so we thought, Miami Heat pulled out a tough win in game 5 of the 2020 NBA finals. Jimmy Butler put up another fantastic stat line, Lebron played a classic game but decision making and execution in the last seconds of the fourth quarter allowed Miami to eek out the win. Join our panel made up of Lakers fan's K and Harold, along with Clippers fan Janin, Timberwolves fan Reemz and host Morayo as they discuss all things NBA before game 6 tonight. 
October 11, 2020
Jimmy Rallies But Lakers Edge Closer
Welcome to another episode of Courtside Fracas! For this midweek special Harold is joined by Kanyin and Obi as they discuss: - Game 3 and 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals - Who wins Finals MVP? AD or LeBron? - Spoelstra vs Vogel, who's winning the tactical battle? - Game 5 predictions Enjoy!
October 07, 2020
Heat Fizzle Out, Sixers Call the Doc & Coach Kyrie
Welcome back to Courtside Fracas! This week Yassin, Kanyin, Niyi and Sai discuss: - A slightly underwhelming NBA Finals after the greatness of the bubble, but AD isn't complaining... - Anthony Davis' claim as a top 5 guy - Doc Rivers leaves L.A. for Philadelphia - Kyrie Irving's latest controversy-by-quote Enjoy!
October 04, 2020
NBA Finals Preview
Join the cast as they discuss the 2020 NBA Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and the LA Lakers: Matchups, who to watch out for, X's and O'x and they give their predictions.
October 01, 2020
3-6 Mafia
LeBron James and the LA Lakers progress to the NBA Finals for the first time in 10 years! Join Morayo, Harold, Disu, Kanyin and Janin as they go over: LeBron coming up trumps again when it matters the most Boston v Miami: Who will have the edge in game 6? Do the Lakers want to play Miami or Boston in the Finals? #CourtsideFracas
September 27, 2020
Playoff Rondo & Hyped Dwight
The Conference Finals are here! Join Harold, Yassin, Ognjen & new cast member GT as they go over: The Los Angeles Lakers bullying Denver in Game 1 Boston v Miami: A comeback on the cards? NBA Award Season and it's awkward timing #CourtsideFracas
September 20, 2020
Lakers v Nuggets - Western Conference Finals Preview
Join us as we preview the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs between the LA Lakers and the surprising package of the Denver Nuggets! Harold and Oggy firstly address the Clippers and Nuggets series before previewing the WCF as they discuss; LA & Denver's unique Journeys to the Conference Finals; AD & LeBron vs Jokic & Murray; Frank Vogel vs Michael Malone; Difference makers in the supporting cast and much more!
September 18, 2020
Miami v Boston - Eastern Conference Finals Preview
Join us as we preview the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. Yas and Sai take the lead as they discuss; Miami & Boston’s unique Journeys to the Conference Finals; The Transformed Heat vs Revitalised Celtics; Series’ X Factors, Biggest Threats, Keyarn match ups and much more!
September 14, 2020
Two Man Game
Join Morayo and Niyi as they discuss the conclusion of three of the four 2020 Conference semi-finals and the one remaining semi-final and take a quick peek at the Conference finals. 
September 13, 2020
Seven Foot Westbrook
Join the panel as they discuss the four Conference Semi-Final series of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. The panel discuss the series between the Raptors and Celtics now tied at 2-2 after the Raptor's win last night, Denver's win over the Clippers to tie their series at 1-1, the Miami Heat dismantling the Milwaukee Bucks and what the Lakers need to do in a must win game 2 against the Houston Rockets. 
September 06, 2020
Chris Paul's Intense Stare (& Eastern Conference Second Round Thoughts!)
Yassin, Morayo & Sai break down the first games of Boston v Toronto and Milwaukee v Miami... But not before having to address the intertwined fates of Chris Paul, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook before their Game 7 showdown.
September 01, 2020
A Burst in the Bubble...
The panel reflect on a challenging week for the NBA in light of yet another incident of racially-charged police brutality in the USA. Boycotts, player meetings, ownership responsibility and where to go next...
August 30, 2020
First Round Update
Catchup with our panel as they discuss the first 3 games of the First Round of the 2020 playoffs. 
August 23, 2020
A History (of sorts) of the LA Clippers
Join Morayo and Clippers fan Janine as they discuss how she became Clippers fan and the rich history of one of the NBA's most  noteworthy franchises.
August 19, 2020
Eastern Conference First Round Playoff Preview
Join the panel as they discuss the First Round of this year's Eastern Playoffs 
August 16, 2020
Western Conference First Round Playoff Preview
Join the panel as they discuss the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs
August 16, 2020
Lakers Lacking and Luka Conquers The Greek Freak
Join the panel as they discuss the first week of the NBA bubble games. The impact BLM has had on the league and talk about some of the stellar  (and not so stellar) play on show. 
August 10, 2020
Allow us to (Re)Introduce Ourselves
Welcome to the first of what should be a beautiful relationship. Join some of our cast as we discuss the 22 teams in the bubble and catch up on the first few days of the return to NBA action. 
August 03, 2020