Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Barbershop Battles

One of the most riveting discussions that everyone seemed to have an opinion on this past season was the one that forced us to answer the question, "Kobe or LeBron?"

Barbershops everywhere were in upheaval as the debate over who the best player was waged on.

The Olympic teammates had phenomenal seasons and individually had some pretty spectacular performances.

On February 2, Kobe waltzed into Madison Square Garden and set a scoring record by pouring in 61 points.

Two days later LeBron and his Cavs strolled into MSG and he went off for 50 points and was one rebound short of a triple double.

James captured the league's most valuable player honour whereas KB24 led his Lakers to an NBA championship.

Kobe also won the Finals MVP award named in honour of the great Bill Russell.

There were no shortage of opinions on The NBA Breakdown this past season. Not only were Dave and Audley on polar opposites but so were some of their guests.

Check it out as The NBA Breakdown turns the clock back to try and answer the biggest stumper of the season.

Who's better, Kobe or LeBron?

Special thanks to:

-Chris Reid from Kid N' Play
-Doug Christie
-Nick Anderson
-Troy "Escalade" Jackson
-Chris Rose from The Best Damn Sports Show
-Elvin Hayes and
-Dick Vitale.

The NBA Breakdown - For hoops talk, the way it should be!!

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

All Good Things Must Come To An End

The NBA Breakdown has officially concluded its first season and Dave and I would like to send a special shout out to all of our supporters.

Whether you listened to the program, joined our Facebook page or sent a note of encouragement - the support has been greatly appreciated.

We know that our first sesaon couldn't have been possible without the support of all of you.

It was a blast from beginnning to end!

If you'd like to share, we'd appreciate hearing your thoughts about the show. Please visit our Facebook and let us know what you thought about the first season of The NBA Breakdown.


A great big thank you goes out to the fantastic guests that took the time out of their schedules to hang out with us.

If there's a particular episode that you'd like to listen to, remember you can always download past shows from our archives section.

Take care of yourselves, have a great summer and we'll see you next season for more hoops talk, the way it should be!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

How's It Taste Shaq?

It's been almost a year ago since Kobe and his Lakers were on the wrong end of a 39-point margin in a decisive NBA finals game.

They've had an entire year to think about it and the Lakers have righted the wrong perpetrated against them and have given Jack a reason to celebrate.

The boys in Gold & Purple played like champs throughout the series and overcame a couple of close encounters that could have changed the complexion of the series.

This includes a blown lay up by Courtney Lee in Game 2 and a ton of missed free throws by the Magic in Game 4.

With the newly named, Bill Russell trophy in one hand and the Four Horseman symbol in the other, Kobe and the Gang Celebrated on the Magic's home floor.

To top it off, they'll have the honour of heading to the White House in the fall to meet with Mr. Barack "Lakers in six, I think" Obama.

The Lakers are this year's champions and Kobe has finally solidified his legacy by capturing a title without Shaquille O'Neal at his side.

Speaking of the big fella, he's got a new favorite song these days.

It's called " Shaq, tell me how ass taste"

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Knicky Knicky Nine Doors Anyone?

Throughout the years, the Big Aristotle has never ceased to amaze us with his wild and crazy antics.

In addition to being one of the most dominant players on the court,

the guys acts,


and dances.

According to his Twitter profile, he's very quotatious and performs randoms acts of Shaqness.

The NBA Breakdown had an opportunity to welcome Chip-Fu to the program. Chip and the hip hop group, the Fu-Schnikens collaborated with the big fella to deliver the smash hit "What's Up Doc?" in 1993.

The guy with the lighting quick tongue told us some great stories including one about Shaq-Deisel playing Knicky Knicky Nine Doors in a hotel.

I guess that's where the random acts of Shaqness comes in.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

The NBA Finals: Where Speculation Happens!

So we're on the verge of The NBA Finals and as expected, there's tons of speculation floating around. There never seems to be a shortage of opinions on what the outcome of the Finals will be, especially this time of year.

The reality is that nobody really knows but it's sure fun to speculate, ain't it?.

As more and more opinions sprout up, a slew of questions are generated.

Here's a few that we won't have answers to until after opening tip:

- Is Shaq's blessing enough to get Kobe a ring?

- Will Dwight Howard's million dollar smile make him the next advertising powerhouse?

- Is Jameer playing or not?

- How long will it take before Jeff Van Gundy's biasness shines through?

- And finally, will Barack Obama get this one right?

The answers to some of these questions will come sooner than others but in the meantime, consider this for a moment.

As much as the Lakers are considered to be the favourites to win their 15th title in franchise history.

The one thing you haven't heard the experts say is that LA will completely dominate or even sweep Orlando in this series.

At the same time, a majority of those who feel the Magic have a shot are saying it'll take them at least 6 games.

Assuming the individual performances of Howard and Kobe cancel themselves out, the role players will be key in this series.

Guys like Odom, Turkoglu, Lewis and Gasol will have to perform to give their respective teams a shot at winning.

This is all a pretty good indication that this year's final should be real close and entertaining.

The NBA Finals: Where Speculation Happens!

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