We give you NBA analysis thats as entertaining as the Showtime Lakers and as volatile as the relationship between Steph Marbury and Larry Brown. Brought to you by two rec league all-stars: Ben Teitelbaum, a former British college basketball standout and current video producer for Sports Illustrated, and Doug Kralstein, who once tore his ACL on a Lebron-esque chasedown block.
2017-18 NBA Season Preview17/10/2017
Ben and Doug draft all 30 NBA teams for their annual season-long wins pool. Can the Warriors win 74 games? Will Cleveland or Boston take the East? Will the T-Wolves or 76ers make a bigger jump? Should Stan Van Gundy leave the Pistons to become the face of a children's cereal? These questions, and more, answered on Ballershorts' season 2 premiere.
NBA Draft Lottery LIVE Podcast17/05/2017 Duração: 50min
Ben, Doug, and special guest Analytics Arran take you through Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery, predicting picks (who goes to the Knicks?) and trades (could we see a Boston-Phoenix swap?), plus a little preview of how the Celtics could possibly take down the Cavs.
Early Playoff Thoughts (and some lingering MVP talk)20/04/2017 Duração: 01h01min
Are the Celtics done? Who has the best shot to unseat the Cavs? Is this Doug's chance? (Plus some Russ vs. Harden talk that's admittedly outdated because we recorded this podcast before Wednesday night's bonanza.)
March Madness Preview Special14/03/2017 Duração: 01h06min
Ben and Doug break down the NCAA Tournament bracket, discussing more than just the usual upsets, sleepers, and Final Four picks. They also debate whether Sasha Vujacic would've been the most hated Duke player ever, which college's alumni would make the best NBA team, and what to bet to make money in March.
NBA Trade Deadline Recap24/02/2017 Duração: 59min
The 2017 NBA trade deadline was pretty lifeless, but there's intrigue in the inaction. Ben and Doug analyze why the Celtics screwed up by standing pat, how the 76ers got fleeced in their Nerlens Noel trade with the Mavs, whether the Bulls or Pacers have any direction, and if the Thunder made themselves legitimately dangerous. Plus brief breakdowns of all 30 teams in the league.
Isaiah Thomas' real value; where the Jazz go from here; Charles Oakley's arrest10/02/2017 Duração: 46min
Ben and Doug discuss whether Isaiah Thomas can be the first option on a title contender, how the Jazz are like the Grizzlies (and whether that's good enough), who really makes the Wizards go, what's going on with the streaking Heat, a brilliant idea for leasing/lacing shoes, and, of course, Charles Oakley's arrest and the latest Knicks dysfunction.
All-Star Snubs, Melo trade rumors, and the Process27/01/2017 Duração: 41min
Ben and Doug discuss the NBA All-Star reserves, the Knicks' search for a Carmelo Anthony trade partner, the 76ers' resurgence, and the Cavs' struggles.
Mid-Season Trade Speculation10/01/2017 Duração: 54min
Ben and Doug run through trades they'd love to see before the February deadline, from Chicago to Portland to Boston to Atlanta to Oklahoma City and more. Plus a "would you rather" about furious George Karl and chowder vs. Crowder.
Episode 7: NBA Survivor21/12/2016 Duração: 35min
Ben and Doug debate which NBA players would fare best and worst if they were on "Survivor." Plus, a game to figure out which Flo Rida lyrics represent which ballers.
Episode 6: Early All-Star Thoughts & Potential Trades14/12/2016 Duração: 51min
Ben and Doug discuss the streaking Knicks, whether Tom Thibodeau should be worried about his job, where the Greek Freak fits in the constellation of young stars, potential mid-season trades, and who's a lock for the All-Star Team.
Episode 5: The NBA Heats Up30/11/2016 Duração: 54min
Ben and Doug discuss whether the Warriors can win 73 games again, which underperforming team should be the most worried, Anthony Davis vs. Karl-Anthony Towns, and Stan Van Gummi Bears, plus the debut of the "Russell Westbrook is amazing and we need to talk about him for a minute" minute.
Episode 4: Early Season NBA Trends15/11/2016 Duração: 40min
Ben and Doug break down the league's early trends and debate whether they'll continue. Topics include: The Los Angeles Lakers' success, Demar DeRozan's historically hot start, James Harden's point guard play, the Minnesota Timberwolves' struggles, and more.
Episode 3: Election/NBA Crossover Quickie08/11/2016 Duração: 18min
Doug and Ben make their case for which NBA player they'd vote for in the U.S. presidential election.
Episode 2: NBA Week 1 Reaction02/11/2016 Duração: 37min
Ben and Doug discuss why the Cleveland Cavaliers haven't had a championship hangover, whether Russell Westbrook will have the best statistical season ever, and how Draymond Green's personality only works as an underdog, as well as NBA first week awards and surprise early numbers.
Episode 1: 2016-17 NBA Preview25/10/2016 Duração: 56min
In our 2016-17 NBA preview show, Ben Teitelbaum and Doug Kralstein complete their annual wins draft, debate which coaches should be put on cereal boxes and discuss which mediocre teams will be frisky. Plus, Doug makes a surprising (Ben thinks awful) Western Conference playoff prediction.