CrownHoops Podcast

CrownHoops Podcast

By Jordan Daly
An NBA Podcast with Jordan Daly, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa.

Jordan is an experienced NBA writer featured in USA Today SMG's Celtics Wire, FanSided's Hoops Habit, Sports Illustrated, SB Nation, and Bleacher Report. He is also the founder and CEO of CrownHoops. Follow him on Twitter @JordanDalyNBA.

Michael is a proud U.S. Army veteran and an editor for CrownHoops. He also Co-Hosts the "Here's the Deal" Podcast. Follow him on twitter @Mike_WhiteJr!

Stacey is an editor for CrownHoops and Rare Radar. He is also a middle school teacher, basketball coach, and rapper.
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CrownHoops Podcast: Trade Deadline Day and the Buyout Market
This week on episode 31 of the CrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa discuss the NBA Trade Deadline and all of the moves that were made. The guys also discuss the possible buyout market and some tempting free agents. To end the podcast, the guys do a mystery player debate!   Follow us on Twitter!  CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops  CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod  Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA  Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR  Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!   CrownHoops.com  Part of the CrownHoops Network   Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek!   Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:14:52
February 7, 2020
CrownHoops Podcast: A Kobe Bryant Tribute - Mamba Out
This week on episode 30 of the CrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Michael White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa host a tribute episode honoring the great Kobe Bryant. They discuss the tragic event that took 9 lives, as well as look back at great moments throughout Kobe Bryant's career. The guys get personal, leaving us with the most emotional episode in the show's history.   Rest in Peace Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli, Kerry Altobelli, John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan     Follow us on Twitter!    CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops    CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod    Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA    Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR    Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond    Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen       Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!     CrownHoops.com     Part of the CrownHoops Network      Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek!  Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:34:38
January 30, 2020
CrownHoops Podcast: Zion's Debut, Jaylen Brown vs Jayson Tatum, Toughest Players to Guard, and More!
This week on episode 29 of the CrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Michael White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa discuss Zion Williamson's upcoming debut, debate who will be better longterm between Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, talk about Kyrie Irving's recent remarks on social media, and take a look at Kevin Durant's list of his top five toughest players to guard. The Hot Takes segment and Game of the Week segment also return!   Follow us on Twitter!  CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops  CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod  Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA  Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR  Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond  Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!  CrownHoops.com   Part of the CrownHoops Network   Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek!  Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:22:43
January 20, 2020
CrownHoops Podcast: The NBA's Best of the Decade (Part 1)
This week on episode 28 of the CrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Michael White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa celebrate a decade of amazing moments within the NBA. On part one of two in the 'Best of the Decade' series, the guys take a look back at some of the greatest teams and players of the past decade.  Follow us on Twitter! CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! CrownHoops.com Part of the CrownHoops Network Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
44:43
December 21, 2019
CrownHoops Podcast: NBA Trade Rumors, Dropping 100 in a Game, Top Stars to Build Around, and More!!!
This week on episode 27 of the CrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa talk about some trade rumors circling around the NBA, debate if the Dallas Mavericks are contenders or pretenders, discuss JJ Culver's 100 point game, and list our top three NBA stars we would want to build a franchise around. The game of the week and the hot takes segments also return!   Follow us on Twitter!   CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops   CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod   Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA   Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR   Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond   Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!   CrownHoops.com   Part of the CrownHoops Network   Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek!   Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:07:35
December 14, 2019
CrownHoops Podcast: Eric Paschall, Harden's Dunk Appeal, In-Season Tournament, and more!!!
This week on episode 26 of the CrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier,  and Ben Okazawa talk about Carmelo Anthony getting his contract fully guaranteed, Eric Paschall's ROTY performance, James Harden and the Houston Rockets appealing the game against the Spurs, the proposed in-season tournament for the 2020-21 season,  early MVP Candidates, and discuss some other storylines from across the NBA! The guys also bring back the "Hot Takes of the Week" segment, and introduce a new "Game of the Week" segment! Follow us on Twitter! CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! CrownHoops.com Part of the CrownHoops Network Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
56:46
December 7, 2019
CrownHoops Podcast: Luka vs LeBron, Melo is Back, ROTY Race, James Wiseman, and More!!!!
This week on episode 25 of theCrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa debate an early MVP battle between Luka Doncic and LeBron James, talk about Carmelo Anthony's return, take a look at the race for Rookie of the Year, discuss James Wiseman's battle with the NCAA, rate the new City Jerseys, and discuss some other storylines from across the NBA! Follow us on Twitter! CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! CrownHoops.com Part of the CrownHoops Network Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:28:13
November 22, 2019
CrownHoops Podcast: The NBA Season is Here!
This week on episode 24 of theCrownHoops podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa talk about the NBA season so far. They take a look at the early successes of their favorite teams (Celtics, Lakers, and Raptors), as well as other teams that have surprised them so far. Follow us on Twitter! CrownHoops Main Account: @CrownHoops CrownHoops Podcast: @CrownHoopsPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! CrownHoops.com Part of the CrownHoops Network Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:24:26
November 2, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: Height Changes, NBA Preseason, Ben Simmons Hit a Three!
This week on episode 23 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa talk about the NBA's new height measurements and the most noticeable changes, the NBA Preseason so far (Zion Williamson's debut, Lakers, Celtics, Rozier,  and Marcus Morris' ejection), Ben Simmons hit a three, Rich Paul's hot take about Anthony Davis, and debate the team best set for the future. Follow us on Twitter! HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! HoopLifeTV.com Part of the HoopLifeTV Network Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:06:24
October 9, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: Chris Paul to Miami, Tampering, and LaMelo Ball
This week on episode 22 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa talk about where Chris Paul will end up, who would get drafted first in an all-time NBA draft class, Andre Iguodala being traded, the NBA's new tampering rules and punishments, LaMelo Ball being selected first overall in the 2020 draft, and current injuries.    Follow us on Twitter!   HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV   HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod   Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA   Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR   Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond   Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!   Follow us on Instagram @HoopLifeTV    HoopLifeTV.com   Part of the HoopLifeTV Network   Sponsored by adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek!   Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:12:53
September 26, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: 2K20, Prime Shaq vs Prime Kobe, SI's Top 100 List
This week on episode 21 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier, Michael White, and Ben Okazawa talk about NBA 2K20, debate Prime Shaq vs. Prime Kobe, whether or not a comeback is in the works for Dwyane Wade, Sports Illustrated's top 100 list, and the Zion effect.  Stacey's article we talked about on D Wade: https://hooplifetv.com/2019/09/09/wha... Follow us on Twitter! HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! Follow us on Instagram @HoopLifeTV  HoopLifeTV.com Part of the HoopLifeTV Network Sponsored by Adidas, Fanatics, and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:10:10
September 12, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: DeMarcus Cousins, Rookie Polls, Team USA
This week on episode 20 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Stacey Collier, and David Coleman talk about DeMarcus Cousins, his injury, and his violent outbreak towards his girlfriend. The guys then discuss the Rookie Polls and what votes we were surprised about. After that, the guys talk about Team USA, the early roster issues, and realistic expectations. Follow us on Twitter!   HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV   HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod   Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA   Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR   Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond   Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!   Follow us on Instagram @HoopLifeTV    HoopLifeTV.com   Part of the HoopLifeTV Network   Sponsored by Adidas and SeatGeek!   Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!   Special thanks to David for filling in for Mike and Ben! Follow him on twitter @_kxngcole, and follow his podcast @hereis_thedeal!
1:19:58
August 30, 2019
RE-UPLOAD: The Last 10 Minutes of The All-Time Teams Tournament Finale Episode
We were upset to find out that our audio was cut off in the last few minutes of the episode. Here are the last 10 minutes of episode 19.
11:29
August 28, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: All-Time NBA Teams Tournament Finale (YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHO WINS!!!)
This week on episode 19 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Mike White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa finish the All-Time Teams tournament! With 2 tough semi-final matchups leading to a hard-fought finals matchup, who do you think will win?  Did we pick the right team? Let us know on Twitter!  Follow us on Twitter! HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! HoopLifeTV.com Part of the HoopLifeTV Network Sponsored by Adidas and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:02:43
August 25, 2019
HoopLifeTV: NBA Schedule, Team USA, All-Time Team Tournament Continued
This week on episode 18 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Mike White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa discuss the newly released NBA Schedule, Team USA,  and continue the tournament to find the best team of all time! Follow us on Twitter! HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! HoopLifeTV.com Part of the HoopLifeTV Network Sponsored by Adidas and SeatGeek! Use SeatGeek code JORDANDALY for $20 off your first purchase!
1:35:44
August 16, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: Carmelo Anthony, Draymond Green, and All-Time Teams
This week on episode 17 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Mike White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa discuss Carmelo Anthony, Draymond Green's contract, First Take's All-Decade Teams,  and continue the tournament to find the best team of all time! Follow us on Twitter! HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content! HoopLifeTV.com Part of the HoopLifeTV Network
1:02:20
August 10, 2019
HoopLifeTV: Tampering, LA Clippers Rebranding, All-Time Teams Tournament
This week on episode 16 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Mike White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa discuss tampering in the NBA, LeBron James as a basketball dad, Jeremy Lin's emotional speech, Los Angeles Clippers rebranding, and continue the tournament to find the best team of all time!   Follow us on Twitter!   HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV  HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod  Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA  Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR  Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond  Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!   HoopLifeTV.com   Part of the HoopLifeTV Network
55:57
August 2, 2019
HoopLifeTV: Westbrook/Harden Reunion and All-Time Teams Tournament Round 1
This week on episode 15 of the HoopLifeTV podcast, Jordan Daly, Mike White, Stacey Collier, and Ben Okazawa discuss the reuniting of James Harden and Russell Westbrook in Houston and begin a tournament to find the best team of all time! Follow us on Twitter!   HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV  HoopLifeTV Podcast: @HoopLifeTVPod  Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA  Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR  Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond  Ben Okazawa:  @OkazawaBen   Check out our website for some awesome and unique basketball content!   HoopLifeTV.com   Part of the HoopLifeTV Network
1:11:42
July 23, 2019
HoopLifeTV Podcast: NBA 2K20 Ratings and All-Time Re-Draft!
Jordan, Michael, and Stacey do a 2K MyLeague game, where they are each an expansion team. There is then a league-wide redraft with the current NBA players and some of the all-time greats like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and more. The guys also talk about some of the recent trades across the NBA, the newly released 2K20 ratings, and the battle of Los Angeles (Lakers and Clippers) between Kawhi Leonard/Paul George and LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Follow us on Twitter! HoopLifeTV Main Account: @TheHoopLifeTV HoopLifeTV: @HoopLifeTVPod Jordan Daly: @JordanDalyNBA Mike White: @Mike_WhiteJR Stacey Collier: @SCtheSecond Part of the HoopLifeTV Network
1:16:21
July 17, 2019
HoopLifeTV: NBA Free Agency Recap
Welcome back to the rebranded Last Word Podcast, now known as the HoopLifeTV podcast! We have left LWOS and started our own site called HoopLifeTV.com where we post unique content, so make sure to go and check it out! Welcome to HoopLifeTV - we are more than words. Join us as we start a new era in sport media! This week on the podcast, Jordan, Mike, and Stacey are joined by guest David Cole as they discuss the NBA free agency moves. What teams improved and what teams got worse? Find out here! The guys start the episode by discussing the Battle of Los Angeles with a new rivalry between the Lakers and the Clippers. Who will get the last laugh, Kawhi and the Clippers or LeBron and the Lakers? The guys then discuss the new future for the Brooklyn Nets. After getting heated about Kyrie Irving, Jordan and the guys then talk about the new look Celtics. Keep sleeping. After emotions cool off, the guys then talk about Jimmy Butler surprising everyone by signing with the Miami Heat. Will Russell Westbrook soon join Butler in South Beach? After delaying the inevitable, the guys discuss the end of the dynasty with the Golden State Warriors. To end the episode, the guys rank their top 3 players in the NBA at the very moment. 
1:35:58
July 9, 2019
The Last Word - NBA Finals Wrap Up, AD to LA, Starting 5 Under 25
In this week's episode, the guys start off by wrapping up the NBA season by talking about the new NBA Champions - the Toronto Raptors.  This leads to a debate of what wins championships, star players or great depth.    Following that, the guys talk about the trade that sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers and the implications of it on both teams.   To end the episode, the guys each create their own starting 5 using players 25 years old or younger. WE NOW HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR VIDEO CONTENT! Sub to us at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFoYltS4gHHda7_Mh3Rxb0g Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:05:12
June 18, 2019
The Last Word - NBA Finals and the Detroit Pistons ft. James L Edwards III of The Athletic
This week on The Last Word,  Jordan,  Stacey, Ben, and Youssef discuss various topics in the basketball world, as Detroit Pistons beat writer James L Edwards III from The Athletic joins in! First, Jordan, Stacey, and James talk about the future of the Detroit Pistons, and possibilities of what will happen in this year's draft and free agency. Following the Pistons talk, Ben hops on and gives us his hot takes of the week! The guys then discuss the NBA Finals as the Toronto Raptors hold a 3-1 series lead against the Golden State Warriors. In theme of the NBA Finals, Ben then gives us his Player of the Week - it should be no surprise!  To end the episode, the guys have some fun and make their own All-NBA Bust Team! Special thanks to James for coming on the podcast! Make sure to follow him on twitter @JLEdwardsIII and check out his awesome content over at The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/author/james-l-edwards-iii/ Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:17:21
June 9, 2019
The Last Word - NBA Finals, Houston Rockets, Draft News
This week on The Last Word,  Jordan, Michael,  Stacey discuss various topics in the basketball world, as guest Barkev Sivazlian joins in! First, the guys talk about games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, and where they see the series going. With Youssef away, Michael takes of the player of the week segment! The guys then discuss the future of the Houston Rockets after reports were made that the Rockets are open to trading any player. After discussing the Rockets, Michael takes over for Ben while he is away to take us through the hot takes of the week. To end the episode, the guys have some fun and make their own Mt. Rushmore of the NBA! Who is your NBA Mt. Rushmore? Join us next week as we have Detroit Pistons beat writer from the Athletic, James Edwards III, joining us! Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:18:31
June 3, 2019
The Last Word - Bucks/Raptors Series Recap, NBA Finals Preview, All-NBA Team Snubs
This week on The Last Word,  Jordan, Michael,  Stacey discuss various topics in the basketball world, as Youssef and Ben jump in to run their weekly segments!  First, the guys talk about the Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks series and what the outcome means for the future of both teams. After that, Youssef joins us as he gives us his player of the week, which should be no surprise!  The guys then discuss the NBA Finals matchup of the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors and preview what they expect to see from the series. They also make their predictions as to who will win it all! After discussing the Finals matchup, Ben jumps in to give us his hot takes of the week, and you better believe we roasted Jordan for his prediction about the Bucks! To end the episode, the guys have some fun and make their own All-NBA snub team! Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:11:09
May 27, 2019
The Last Word - Conference Finals Matchups, Lakers Drama, Early Draft Talk, and Regular Season Awards
This week on The Last Word,  Jordan, Michael,  Stacey discuss various topics in the basketball world with special guest David of the Here's the Deal Podcast! First, David introduces himself and talks about his favorite team, players, and moments in NBA history! The guys then talk about the Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks series and who they expect to move on. The guys also talk about the series between the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trailblazers. After discussing the conference finals matchups, the guys give their Finals predictions.  Moving on from the playoffs, the guys discuss some of the issues going on in L.A. with the Lakers. Jumping back over to the East Coast, the guys debate if Brad Stevens was part of the problem for the Boston Celtics this season, as well as what they believe will happen with Kyrie Irving this offseason. With the draft order set in stone, the guys talk about the surprising results of the lottery and some of the possibilities of what will happen with the New Orleans Pelicans and Anthony Davis. To end the episode, the guys make their predictions for MVP, ROTY, COTY, DPOY, MIP, and sixth man of the year. Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:59:52
May 21, 2019
The Last Word - Second Round Matchups
This week on The Last Word, the guys talk about the second round matchups in the NBA Playoffs.
1:11:05
May 6, 2019
The Last Word - First Round Recap and What to Expect in Round Two
This week on The Last Word, Jordan and Ben discuss various topics in the basketball world with the podcast's first ever guest, Joey Labadini! The guys first discuss some of the most newsworthy Round One matchups, including the Celtics/Pacers, 76ers/Nets, Nuggets/Spurs, and Warriors/Clippers. Ben runs the hot takes segment, where he discusses some of the hottest takes of the week. The guys then discuss the second round matchups and talk about what they expect to happen in those matchups.  The episode is finished off with a new Player Spotlight segment, where the guys will select and debate the top player of the previous week. Special thanks to Joey Labadini for joining us as a guest in a last second replacement of Stacey Collier due to technical difficulties. Follow him on twitter @Pats10000. As always, thanks to Ben Okazawa for filling in for Michael White as he enjoyed a music festival this weekend! Follow Ben on twitter @RaptorsNation9. Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Follow Jordan on twitter @JordanDalyNBA. Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:23:16
April 29, 2019
The Last Word - Coaching Changes, Legends Retire, Welcome to the Playoffs
This week on The Last Word,  Michael,  Stacey, and producer Ben (Filling in for Jordan) discuss various topics in the basketball world. First, the guys discuss Magic stepping down and the fate of the Lakers. The guys also talk about coaching changes for the Kings. The Guys also talk about legends Dirk and D Wade calling it a career, and the impact they had on the game. With playoffs just starting, the guys take a look at first round matchups and give some of their predictions. Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com NBASportsMarchMadnessNCAABasketball
1:13:58
April 16, 2019
The Last Word - March Madness, Nipsey, Giannis and the Bucks, and the Best Duo's
This week on The Last Word, Jordan, Michael, and Stacey discuss various topics in the basketball world. First, the guys discuss March Madness and predict who will win the National Championship.  The guys also talk about Westbrook's 20-20-20 game, and Nipsey Hussle's impact around the NBA. Youssef comes on to talk about this week's hot takes, including Paul Pierce claiming he is better than D. Wade.  Giannis has been absolutely dominant, helping the Bucks clinch the best record in the East.  The guys also debate who the best player in the NBA will be in 5 years. The race in the East is down to the 8 seed. The guys talk about who will make it and who will have an early summer. Jordan, Michael, and Stacey discuss their top 3 all time duos in the NBA. To no surprise, number one was the same around the board... Articles talked about: Stacey Collier, Bucks are favored to win: https://lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/04/05/the-milwaukee-bucks-are-the-favorites-to-win-the-nba-finals/  David Ward, Who will the best player be in 5 years: https://lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/04/02/who-will-be-the-best-nba-player-in-five-years/ Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:12:50
April 8, 2019
The Last Word - March Madness, Jersey Retirements, Battle of the East, Devin Booker, and MVP Debate
This week on The Last Word, Jordan, Michael, and producer Ben (Filling in for Stacey) discuss various topics in the basketball world. First, the guys discuss the madness of March, specifically Duke falling to Michigan State. The guys also talk about the injury of Jusif Nurkic and how it could affect the Trailblazers' season. With the recent jersey retirements, the guys take a look at their favorite moments of Chris Bosh and Manu Ginobili. With a tight race in the East, the guys also debate on who will take the 6, 7, and 8 seed in the playoffs, as well as the battle for 4 seed between the Celtics and the Pacers. Ben introduces the new weekly segment, "Hot takes of the week." After comments made by Stephen A., the guys discuss what Booker should do this offseason. The Lakers shut down LeBron for the remainder of the season. Jordan, Michael, and Ben debate whether it was the right move to make. With Giannis and Harden both having outstanding years, the guys discuss who should be crowned MVP. Articles talked about: The Race in the East: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/25/…d-whos-out/ Devin Booker: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/27/…t-big-star/ LBJ Shut Down: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/25/…the-lakers/ Special shout out to Eshan Bhatt (@KingNugg_) for designing a new logo for us! Shout out to Ben for filling in for Stacey as he celebrates his birthday in LA. Happy birthday Stacey! Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
52:30
April 1, 2019
The Last Word - March Madness, Celtics/Sixers Rivalry, LeBron and the Lakers
In this episode, Jordan, Michael, and Stacey discuss: 0:30 - March Madness is WILD 3:26 - Ja Morant explodes. Does it affect his draft stock? 6:23 - Duke vs. UCF was way too close. Will Tacko Fall get drafted? 12:27 - Isaiah Thomas back to Boston? 19:45 - Celtics/Sixers Rivalry. Who wins in a fight, Smart or Embiid? 24:42 - Will Jimmer Fredette impact the Suns 28:44 - Are the Brooklyn Nets a threat? 33:04 - Lakers "Would you rather" lineup debate 36:00 - Is LA still a free agency destination with LeBron there? 43:35 - Did Nick Collison deserve to have his number retired? 48:34 - Thoughts on Dirk Nowitzki and his career 55:44 - Top 5 European players in the NBA 1:06:08 - Who is winning the March Madness tournament? Articles talked about: Ja Morant will Shine in March Madness: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/11/…ch-madness/ Are the Brooklyn Nets a Serious Threat?: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/16/…ous-threat/ Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:07:43
March 25, 2019
The Last Word - Celtics, Lakers, Season Predictions, and March Madness Previews!
In this episode, Jordan, Michael, and Stacey discuss: 0:00 - Host Introductions (Favorite teams and players) 5:30 - Celtics season so far, expectations for the playoffs, and Kyrie Irving Drama 16:00 - Lakers. LeBron passed MJ on all-time scoring, GOAT discussion, LeBron trade rumors? 27:50 - Thoughts on the Westbrook altercation 32:45 - Teams surprising us this season (Pacers, Kings, Nuggets) 42:10 - Playoff Predictions 49:50 - Rookie of the Year race between Luka Doncic and Trae Young 53:00 - March Madness Predictions - Duke all the way, Ja Morant will shine 56:30 - Thoughts on the NCAA and the "One-and-done" rule 1:02:44 - Looking ahead to the draft, AD for Zion trade? Articles talked about: Are the Celtics better or worse with Kyrie: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/15/…rie-irving/ Ja Morant will Shine in March Madness: lastwordonprobasketball.com/2019/03/11/…ch-madness/ Follow us on twitter @LastWordPod and thanks for listening! Check out more articles done by our team at lastwordonprobasketball.com
1:08:58
March 18, 2019