Five Questions Episode 34: A Requiem for Phil Jackson, Part 2

In Part 2 of the discussion of the resignation/firing/parting ways of Phil Jackson, we discuss America’s obsession with berating the Knicks, what’s next and argue if Phil was really as bad as others make him out to be. Crew: Lifelong Knicks fans Shawn HardieBruce Elliott, Claudio De La Rosa, George BrobbeyJeff J.Landon Dais

Five Questions Episode 32: The DEFINITIVE 2017 NBA Draft Preview

We gathered an All-Star crew to discuss the NBA Draft, including the blockbuster Celtics-Sixers trade over the weekend, if the Lakers will draft Lonzo Ball or will they Carmelo themselves and trade it for Paul George (9:10), who the Suns (14:21), Kings (16:30) and Magic (19:10) will take and if the Knicks can end up with De’Aaron Fox (24:30). After conducting our own top 10 mock draft (28:10), we discuss which player could unexpectedly jump into the top 10 (42:10) before wrapping up with NBA trade news and rumors (50:10), a 76ers fan’s perspective on the Celtics-Sixers trade (1:01:40) and if LeBron to LA next year could happen (1:06:10). Cast: Rahel Ayalew (Celtics fan), Cousin D (Lakers), Alvin Grimes (76ers), Knubbs (Suns), Joey Corleone (Kings), Dr. Mike Williams (Magic), Shawn Hardie & Ali Campbell (Knicks).

Five Questions Episode 28: Live at the NBA Draft Lottery

Shawn Hardie (Knicks fan) was joined by Cousin D (Lakers), Alvin Grimes (Sixers), J. Mikey (Nets) and Knubbs (Suns) to watch and discuss the NBA Draft Lottery live on YouTube Tuesday night. One of us was not amused afterward.

Five Questions | S1 E05: The DEFINITIVE 2016-17 NBA Season Preview


Instead of the usual, run-of-the-mill preview show (because we’re 99.9875% sure what the Finals will be), Shawn Hardie, Ali and Cousin D discuss who will claim the title of Worst NBA Team from the Sixers, which teams from each conference will not make the playoffs, how good the Bulls will be, the Warriors vs. the field, who will win the Southeast Division and who will win MVP. (Hint: No one picked a Cavalier or a Warrior!)

This Is It | S7 E33: NBA Free Agency… Weak or Powerful? (Part 1)

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William H. Strafe and Ali (Knicks fans), Cousin D (Lakers) and Alvin Grimes (76ers) discuss if Kevin Durant’s move to the Warriors was wack, why fans expect athletes to make decisions they wouldn’t make (7:45 mark) and how the Durant move affects the NBA regular season and the league’s competitive balance (30:00).

This Is It | S7 E27: The Catch-Up


For the first time, Strafe flies solo and discusses Kobe’s last game, the NBA Playoffs, the NBA Draft Lottery and why he still believes in Phil Jackson.

This Is It | S7 E26: The DEFINITIVE 2015-16 NBA Season Review & Playoff Preview


Strafe, Ali & Cousin D review their subpar preseason NBA predictions, give their top 5 in the MVP race, discuss the most surprising & disappointing teams, if anyone can beat Cleveland, Golden State or San Antonio before the Finals and pick their NBA champion. They also discuss if LeBron could really leave Cleveland again.

This Is It | S7 Ep. 5: The DEFINITIVE 2015-16 NBA Season Preview


Strafe, Cousin D, Ali and special guests Ron Treasure & Roger Dean preview the ’15-’16 NBA season, including who will have more wins between the Knicks & Lakers, who will make the playoffs & who will win the NBA title.

This Is It: The State of (New York) Basketball


William H. Strafe chats with NY socialite J. Mikey to discuss all things basketball, including the Knicks’ & Nets’ futures, should the Knicks stick with the Triangle Offense (9:58 mark), Kyrie Irving vs. John Wall (23:00), who can win the West  (31:35) and the difference between Knicks fans and Lakers fans (44:30).

The Beer Exchange, Part 2

In Part 2 of The Beer Exchange (click here if you missed Part 1), we talked about the following…

  • The end of the Heat’s 27-game winning streak being correctly predicted by yours truly
  • Why the Dallas Cowboys play in Eli N. Manning Memorial Stadium, not Cowboys Stadium (or whatever it’s called now)
  • How the Colts could go 11-5 and yet somehow get murdered by the Jets (!!!)
  • Why I hate J.R. Smith
  • Mo’s actions when he thought the Heat would lose the championship
  • The Denver Nuggets and the frauds that they were
  • Manti Te’o and his… issues

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