Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor react to Victor Oladipo’s transformation into a star (4:15), debate why the Oklahoma City Thunder superteam hasn't worked (17:54), and analyze the Toronto Raptors’ surprising success (29:09). Then, they gauge whether the dominant Rockets will contend with the Warriors (43:34), speculate around LeBron’s future (51:22), and consider which Western Conference teams will rise to playoff contention (56:20).
Rising Teams in the East, Setting Teams in the West
Victor Oladipo is rising, while the Thunder sink
"Balloongate" offers a useful hook to evaluate the relationship between the U.S. and China during a period of extraordinarily high tensions
Regardless of how or whether Manchester City is punished, the biggest question is how European soccer plans to contend with a growing sector of oligarch playthings and sportswashing superpowers
The guys also wrap up Italy and France and look forward to another hell of a weekend of action