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 31: Reviewing The NBA Finals, Part 2

After briefly wondering if Magic Johnson can save the Lakers, the crew returns to discuss the dilemma of how to rate Draymond Green (7:40 mark), what RINGZZZZZ do for guys like Paul Pierce (14:10), Steph Curry vs. Kyrie Irving (22:15) and the difference between basketball today compared to the 80s and 90s (39:50). Crew: Shawn Hardie, Raul “Dutch” Wikkeling, Roger Anderson, Cousin D and Ali Campbell. 

Five Questions Episode 31: Reviewing The 2017 NBA Finals, Part 1

Shawn Hardie is joined by Raul “Dutch” Wikkeling, Roger Anderson, Cousin D and Ali Campbell to discuss the NBA Finals, including the myths that basketball fans (especially the MJ and Kobe stans) believe in (2:45 mark), highlights of the Finals (6:00),  if KD made the right decision (17:30) and what Cleveland (and the rest of the NBA) can do to catch the Warriors (1:04:55).

Five Questions Episode 29: The 2017 NBA Finals Preview

Shawn Hardie is joined by Lakers fans Cousin D and Roger Dean, Knicks fan Ali Campbell and Warriors “fan” Midtown Mo to discuss the NBA Finals, including who will win (5:30 mark), who will be the MVP (20:30), who will emerge as an unlikely hero (29:45), if a Warriors sweep is more or less likely than the Cavs winning two or three games (37:50)  and how many players in this series will make the Hall of Fame (45:50).

This Is It | S7 E33: NBA Free Agency… Weak or Powerful? (Part 2)


In Part 2, Strafe, Ali, Cousin D and Alvin Grimes discuss how good the Warriors can be next season, why general managers are encouraged to make “super teams” while players are not (19:05 mark) and how LeBron James can finish his career being regarded as better than Michael Jordan (37:30).

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 E24: Who Is LeBron James?


William H. Strafe & Ali are joined by former Hater’s Call recipients Landon Dais, Alvin Grimes & Rahel Ayalew to discuss LeBron James. Is he always looking for the easy way out? Does he have any accountability? Should he be able to do whatever he wants? Should he have stayed in Miami?

This Is It | S7 E22: NBA Stories, Part 1 – The Warriors & LeBron’s Legacy


In Part 1 of seveneighteen’s NBA Stories series, William H. Strafe and Seattle native/Oklahoma City Thunder hater Chris Canada discuss Saturday’s Warriors-Thunder game and the contenders in the Western  Conference (1:00 mark), which college coaches could succeed in the NBA (12:00) and how much LeBron James really cares about winning a championship in Cleveland. (22:10)