Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor anticipate the impact of Isaiah Thomas returning to action for the Cleveland Cavaliers (1:09), assess the potential consequences of James Harden’s injury on the Houston Rockets’ future (18:30), commend the Toronto Raptors’ improvements as evidenced by their recent winning streak (24:47), analyze the manifold implications of the Los Angeles Lakers falling down the standings (31:26), debate the plausibility of Donovan Mitchell winning Rookie of the Year (44:10), and evaluate the Los Angeles Clippers’ suddenly viable playoff hopes (49:51).
The King in the Fourth Joins King James, the Raptors Evolve, and the L.A. Teams Diverge
Chris and Kevin anticipate IT’s debut with the Cavs and consider Donovan Mitchell’s case for Rookie of the Year
Plus, Rosenberg, SGG, and Dip discuss whether the Rock is done with WWE and Roxanne Perez’s NXT title defense
"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