Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Madness Continues

What's happening peeps!

The Madness known as the NCAA tourney continues on and we, at The NBA Breakdown will do our part to get you up to speed on all the action.

We'll have some help this week, as the man with the three first names, Peter Robert Casey rolls through and offers his expert analysis.

But, it doesn't stop there folks. You'll also have an opportunity to hear from a guy who knows all about overcoming adversity.

After learning he had cancer, former Phoenix Sun and now accomplished musician, Mr. Wayman Tisdale was forced to have a portion of his right leg amputated to ensure that it wouldn't spread.

He's fully recovered and is here to share his story of overcoming obstacles.

Help us close the month of March out strong!

For hoops talk, the way it should be.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

The New Logo for The NBA Breakdown

What's up!

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the new logo for The NBA Breakdown.

Contrary to what many people think, it's not a picture of Dave jumping off a milk crate.

Special shout out to for the design.

Post a comment and tell us what you think about it.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just A Little Monkey Business

Hey y'all!

If you know me well, then you'd know that The Audman doesn't like to brag or boast.

Unless of course, it's at the expense of my trusty sidekick, Dave Mendonca who always finds time to "monkey" around.


(I know I did!)

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Monday, March 23, 2009

A Heads Up!

How's it going WORLD?

I just wanted to let you know some big guests will be appearing on The NBA Breakdown in the weeks ahead. If you're wondering who, get a load of some of these names.

Basketball Hall Of Fame Power Forward, The Big E, Elvin Hayes

Host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Chris Rose

Former NBA player & University of Oklahoma Star, Wayman Tisdale

We love bringing you top quality guests. Trust me, this is only the beginning. We have more great guests to come. In the meantime, we'll catch up with you Sunday nights at 9pm Eastern on The NBA Breakdown!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's Just A Story Folks!

Starting in the late 60's, Hollywood delivered a series of blockbuster science fiction flicks that forever changed how we viewed gorillas, orangutans, and chimpanzees.

The Planet of the Apes was a story about of a group of space explorers who travelled to far off planets completely and literally run by apes.

The apes walked upright, wore clothes and lived in a civilization that mirrored our very own. They were the dominant species and regarded us humans as inferior.

I thought it was important to remind followers of The NBA Breakdown that this was just a story, it's not real!

Here's the reason why...This past week, Dave and I faced each other in our fantasy league showdown for the fourth and final time this season.

If you've been keeping tabs on us you'd know that the loser (Dave) has had to imitate a variety of animal sounds.

We've had both chickens & elephants.

So now we welcome Ape-Man Dave to the mix and again I want to remind you that no matter how authentic the little guy sounds, we are NOT being overun by apes!

Nah, it couldn't be...Could it??

Tune in for hoops talk, the way it should be!

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Here We Go Again!

What's up everybody? Guess what? Our final regular season fantasy league showdown results have been tabulated. Unfortunately, it'll be me who will embarrass himself worldwide this week by impersonating a chimpanzee. Man, I hate this crap! Anyway, we're broadcasting the show "live" at a different time, but don't worry it'll repeat in our usual 9pm ET time slot this Sunday night.

Besides the monkey business, we'll be discussing the different branches of the NBA. We'll talk about its global impact, specifically, its growth in the Great White North with NBA Canada General Manager, Dan MacKenzie.

In addition to its worldwide presence, the NBA also has been a great supporter of the WNBA. ESPN basketball sideline reporter, Doris Burke will stop by to discuss the importance of their partnership.

Of course, we wouldn't be a legit basketball show if we didn't talk a little bit about March Madness. Audley and I will reveal our Final Four and Championship picks.

Alright kids, be prepared to laugh and get educated this Thursday afternoon. We'll talk to you soon!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Doug Christie Visits The NBA Breakdown This Sunday!

What's up everybody? On Sunday March 15th, The NBA Breakdown show will give respect to a man whose versatile NBA skills were never quite appreciated enough. He was one of the key parts of the terrific Sacramento Kings teams earlier this decade.

Yes, Mr. Doug Christie will be on The NBA Breakdown this Sunday night! You'll find out what he's been up to recently, and you'll hear his thoughts about making a possible comeback to the league. You can catch this interview on The NBA Breakdown on Sunday March 15th at 9pm Eastern!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

It's Time For The People To Decide!

An ongoing battle has been taking place all season long between Dave & Audley and this week it finally comes to an end.

They'll be squaring off against one another in their fantasy league for the final time of the regular season.

In the past, the loser (Dave) has been forced to embarass himself in front of a world wide audience by making ridiculous animal sounds.

It started off with the chicken challenge:

Then it became the elephant showdown:

And now we've decided to put the choice in the hands of the people.

Check out the on-line poll on and let us know what you think the loser should do.

It'll take a quick second to vote but the results could bring about enough shame and humiliation to last a lifetime for the loser.

For hoops talk, the way it should be!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

We Beat Larry King!

On December 14, 2008, The NBA Breakdown welcomed legendary Phoenix Suns point guard, Kevin Johnson to the program.

The newly appointed mayor of Sacramento shared his experiences of being the head of the town he grew up in, his playing days in the NBA and the significance of Barack Obama being elected as the first African American president of the United States.

It seems that Larry King is a fan of The NBA Breakdown because KJ was a guest on CNN's Larry King Live nearly a month later.

The topic was of course Barack Obama.

Hey Larry! - If you're stuck for show ideas, Dave and I would be more than happy to help out and give you a hand.

Didn't you learn as a kid that it isn't nice to be a copycat?

To quote Mark Jackson, "You're better than that!"

But then again, I guess its a form of flattery.

Thanks Larry.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Catch Up With Nick!

Yeah, I know we've been promoting the SLAM/NBA Breakdown Trivia Challenge, but there's another excellent reason to check out this Sunday's show. The Orlando Magic's first ever draft pick, Nick Anderson will stop by to chat with Audley and I. We'll ask what he's doing now, his thoughts on playing for the Magic and what it's like to be Shaq's buddy. There's only one place where you can listen to fun, entertaining interviews and win great prizes -- yes, it's The NBA Breakdown!!

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Monday, March 2, 2009

What Is Shaq Eating?

The Diesel is back! If you ask him though, he never left. Ever since the Suns fired coach, Terry Porter, not only has Phoenix been scoring more times than Audley Stephenson on a Saturday night in 1985, but Shaq has rediscovered his dominant self. Last Friday night, he burned the Raptors with 45 points then, on Sunday, he racked up 33 against Kobe and the Lakers. The Big Aristotle hasn't been this unstoppable since his days in purple and gold.

The question is why is this re-emergence happening now? Doesn't the big fella know he's 36 years old and on the downside of his career? I guess no one sent him the e-mail. Okay, but why is he destroying opponents right now instead of earlier this season? Was it because his skills weren't conducive to Porter's offensive system, so he's now getting the ball more? Is it because Shaq is healthy? Actually, he has been for much of the season. He's only missed 7 games. The longest he's been out was 2 straight games (Dec. 10th vs Lakers, Dec. 12th vs Magic). What else can it be then? Hmmm, maybe it's his diet? Let's analyze this.

For a guy who is 7 foot 1 and over 300 pounds, you need a good start to the day, so breakfast is crucial. I'm guessing the Big Quotable is scarfing down about 30 eggs, 3 packages of bacon and washing it down with 5 cups of OJ.

Wrong OJ, but you get what I mean. Alright, now let's look at Shaq's lunch. He needs lots of protein and complex carbohydrates for game day. I'm guessing he eats a ton of chicken, seafood and salad.

Finally, let's look at Shaq's dinner. Well, nowadays, it's basically his NBA opponents.

There you go. That's what I'm guessing Shaq's diet is looking like these days. Hey, if it works for you big man, keep doing it. It's great to have you back!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Renaissance Man

If you didn't know, actor, Brian J. White can do it all. He has co-starred in movies with talented people including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and the late Bernie Mac. Brian is also a film producer, dancer, licensed stock broker, model plus he plays basketball in the NBA's Entertainment League. I didn't even mention he's the son of 1976 NBA Finals MVP and former Celtics guard, Jo Jo White. The bottom line is B. White is a Renaissance Man. Audley hopes to hold his jock strap one day. Anyway, Brian appeared on The NBA Breakdown Sunday night. He promoted the upcoming John Cena action film, 12 Rounds. It was a fun interview. Check it out in our archives!

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