The load management conversation is at a fever pitch in the NBA after the Clippers were fined for not communicating Kawhi Leonard’s reason for sitting out. Is this a real problem for the league or is it confined to Leonard (2:00)? Plus, we run through Kemba Walker’s return to Charlotte, Gordon Hayward’s resurgence, the Wolves’ precarious position, and more (19:33).
‘The Mismatch’: Is Kawhi Leonard’s Load Management a Problem?
Plus: Gordon Hayward is back and the Wolves need a leader
Steve and Paul also make predictions for who will win the tournament
Sheil and J.P. also examine the Lions’ chances at making the playoffs, dissect the Giants’ path to make the postseason, and look forward to the Week 14 slate
Bomani Jones on Brittney Griner’s Release From Prison, the Current Voice of Professional Athletes, and What the Deion Sanders Move Means for College Recruiting
Plus, the guys discuss what it’s like to play overseas
Joanna and Mal are joined by television writer and podcast host Starlee Kine to go through each character grouping and discuss their predictions and the internet’s predictions
Coach Prime won at Jackson State by being Deion. Now at Colorado, will his individual star power, recruiting prowess, and football expertise be enough to turn the Buffaloes into winners?