John Gonzalez brings on Juliet Litman to discuss the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers on display against the Boston Celtics on Paul Pierce day (4:30), Jason Concepcion to explain the bizarre phenomenon of Isaiah Thomas on the Los Angeles Lakers (22:09), and Chris Ryan to scrutinize the Philadelphia 76ers’ mishandling of once-prized rookie Markelle Fultz (40:30).
‘Heat Check’: Rejuvenated Cavs, New Laker Isaiah Thomas, and a Markelle Fultz Update
The Cavs pressed the refresh button and looked impressive against Boston, while Isaiah Thomas and the Lakers got off to a rocky start
With an emphatic win over the Eagles, San Francisco’s injury-fueled three-game skid is in the rearview mirror. Plus: the disastrous officiating in Chiefs-Packers, why the College Football Playoff selection committee got the postseason field right, awards, and more.
Tough one for the Birds
One-loss Alabama will have a chance to play for a national championship. Undefeated Florida State will not. The College Football Playoff selection committee just told us where the sport is heading—and put the "best vs. most deserving" debate to bed once and for all.
Brian also previews the College Football Playoff