Thursday, April 30, 2009

Raptors Head Coach, Jay Triano Visits This Sunday!

What's up y'all? It's been a long road for Raptors Head Coach, Jay Triano since his playing days with Canada's national men's basketball squad. Now, he has many great accomplishments on his resume including being the first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history. Recently, Jay was kind enough to speak with Audley and I about the Raptors' disappointing season, his thoughts on the NBA playoffs and why he and I are so similar. Check out the interview this Sunday at 9pm ET on The NBA Breakdown!

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some Exclusive Company

What's happening!

Have you ever belonged to an exclusive club with selected membership?

It must be a great feeling to be part of group that doesn't let just anyone in.

If you're one of the select individuals that has VIP access to high end establishments such as The Velvet Room then you'll know what I'm talking about.

There are several clubs world wide that are difficult for the Average Joe to be a part of. Here are a few examples of some of the most exclusive clubs across the globe.

Order of the Garter
Membership in the order is extremely limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. The only way into this club is through an invite from the queen.

The Ejection Tie Club

Life membership of the Martin-Baker Tie Club is confined solely to persons who have ejected from an aircraft in an emergency using a Martin-Baker designed ejection seat, and thereby saved their life.

And finally...

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts honors exceptional basketball players, all-time great coaches, referees, executives, and other major contributors to the game.

On the next episode of The NBA Breakdown, Dave and I will give listeners an opportunity to hear from two members of this elite club.

The ever enthusiastic Dick Vitale. A longtime broadcaster and college basketball analyst with over 30 years of experience covering the game. Vitale called ESPN’s first-ever NCAA basketball game – Wisconsin at DePaul on Dec. 5, 1979 (a 90-77 DePaul win). Since then, he’s called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the 1983 and ’84 seasons. Vitale was enshrined in 2008.

The guy simply known as The Big E, Elvin Hayes was the original power forward. Hayes played in the NBA for 16 seasons. As a Baltimore/Washington Bullet, he teamed with Hall of Famer Wes Unseld to form a dominating frontcourt combination that led the Bullets to three NBA Finals and an NBA title over Seattle in 1978.

They both hang out with The NBA Breakdown crew for hoops talk, the way it should be!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Let The REAL Season Begin!

Yes, the mighty Larry O'Brien Trophy is what every NBA player wants to add to his basketball resume, but only a select few will. The journey towards this year's NBA title has officially begun with the announcement of the first round playoff matchups. Here's what they look like:

Eastern Conference
(1) Cavaliers vs (8) Pistons
(2) Celtics vs (7) Bulls
(3) Magic vs (6) Sixers
(4) Hawks vs (5) Heat

Western Conference
(1) Lakers vs (8) Jazz
(2) Nuggets vs (7) Hornets
(3) Spurs vs (6) Mavericks
(4) Trail Blazers vs (5) Rockets

There are definitely some interesting matchups, but you'll have to listen to The NBA Breakdown this Sunday night at 9pm ET for our opinions. Besides talking NBA playoffs, Audley and I will interview the President of the NBA's Development League, Dan Reed. He'll discuss the D-League's new and exciting post-season format.

Anyway, if you want laughs and top quality hoops talk, The NBA Breakdown is the show for you. Listen this Sunday night at 9pm ET for all the goods!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Amazing Kreskin is Good But...

By now, the whole world has seen the graphic video of Shaun Livingston dislocating his left kneecap after landing awkwardly following a missed layup.

I gotta warn you advance, it`s graphic stuff and even worse in slo mo.

After a lot of hard work, the Peoria native made a comeback to the NBA to start the 08/09 season by becoming a member of the Miami Heat. He only played 4 games with the Heat before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, who later released him.

Shaun didn`t give up and signed with the D-League`s Tulsa 66ers, after 3 weeks the OKC Thunder signed him to a multi-year deal.

While the comeback may appear to be complete, the 6`7 point guard still has a lot to prove and we at The NBA Breakdown are more than certain that he`ll quiet the naysayers.

Click here to listen to the interview with Shaun Livingston.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

The FINAL SLAM Prize Pack!

How's it going WORLD? I hope all is good with you. We have cool news to share. Here's the deal. We'll be giving away our FINAL SLAM Prize Pack tonight as a part of our SLAM/NBA Breakdown Trivia Challenge. All you have to do is check out our trivia question at this link then once you figure out the answer, tune into The NBA Breakdown tonight at 9pm ET and call us at (347) 237-5199 for your chance to win! We'll give away the SLAM Prize Pack to the first caller with the correct answer. Good luck to everyone!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Alex Trebek, You Can't Handle This

Hey everybody! I hope all is great in your universe. I just wanted to stop by and let you know The NBA Breakdown is going to be extra good this weekend. Why, you ask?

Well, Audley and I are going to have a little fun with The Best Damn Sports Show Period host, Chris Rose. You see, Chris is a big fan of his hometown, Cleveland Cavaliers, so we decided to ask him some very unique Cavs questions GAME SHOW style!
So, Alex Trebek...
Bob Barker.....
and whoever else...
Audley and I are about to take the Game Show Hosting industry to another level. Be sure to check out the fun and insanity on The NBA Breakdown this Sunday at 9pm Eastern!

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