Saturday, February 27, 2010

It's All About The Pros vs Joes

Waddup everybody!

So I've entered into mortal combat with my man PHD Steve over at Raptors Republic compliments of my peeps at

(Not to worry folks, nothing lethal) is an innovative forum where sports fans can share their sports opinion, debate with others who have something to say or they can brief themselves daily on updated headlines from the world of sports.

They've set up this tourney called the Pros vs Joes and I've now moved up to Round 3.

The topic of course is Raptors related and here's the topic:

This season is a failure if the Raps don't win a round in the playoffs (even if Bosh stays)

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The NBA Breakdown Weekly Recap #11

The NBA Breakdown is back once again and we're bringing you the goodness as we breakdown highlights from the past week in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant celebrated his 1000th career game in true Kobe fashion by hitting a go ahead 3 pointer against the Memphis Grizzlies.

This year, the trade deadline was filled with action and excitement as Antawn Jamison and Tracy McGrady found new homes;

In the absence of CB4 - the Raps have still managed to play relatively well - just ask the Nets and the Wizards.

OK perhaps not the most elite teams but a win is a win.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Dog Is Out!

What's up y'all!!

As always, the next episode of The NBA Breakdown promises to be full of energy, a whole lot of octane and some big time fun!

So to help us out, Dave and I have called on the services of one of the most dynamic, electric and exciting dudes to ever play north of the border.

Of course, I'm talking about our pal, Mr. Jerome Williams AKA the Junk Yard Dog.

JYD openly and honestly shares what it was like to play in Toronto back in the day and if that wasn't enough, this Georgetown product shares his thoughts on why the team wasn't able to beat the 76er's in that thrilling 7 game series back in the 2001 playoffs.

Listen to JYD by clicking here.

Our buddy PHD Steve from Raptors Republic also rolls through to talk about the team and what their playoff aspirations might be.

PHD Steve can be heard by clicking here.

If you hear barking at the door, don't be afraid - come on in!

It's The NBA Breakdown - The place where you always get hoops talk, the way it should be!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Q&A With Bounce Magazine

BOUNCE is the grassroots basketball magazine. Born from the playground, they exist for players around the world, on every level.

Guest blogger, Peter Robert Casey caught up with me to chat about how Dave and I started The NBA Breakdown and all things related.

Check out the interview here.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Michael Jordan's Former Agent Is On The Show!

What's up everybody?!!

As you know, the NBA's trade deadline happened this week and our guest this Sunday is no stranger to that time of year. Super agent, David Falk will join us to discuss everything from his recent book, The Bald Truth to his experiences with a former client you just might know.

Trust us, you don't want to miss this episode.

Alright, we'll catch up with you this Sunday at 9pm ET!!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

It's All-Star Time!!!!

How's it going everybody?!!!

Are you pumped for the All-Star festivities in Dallas this weekend? Well, we at The NBA Breakdown are definitely psyched. We'll be talking nothing but All-Star stuff this Sunday at 9pm ET! Joining us in the fun, will be a great friend to the show, Toronto hoops writer and all around cool dude, Duane Watson.

This big time episode will also feature Golden State Warriors shooting guard, Anthony Morrow. He'll tell us his feelings about being a part of this year's Rookie/Sophomore game plus his thoughts about his teammate, Stephen Curry.

Click here to listen to the interview.

If you want to find out how you can check out Curry and Morrow during the regular season, you can buy Warriors tickets right here.

Alright, we'll catch up with you guys on Sunday night!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The NBA Breakdown Weekly Recap #10

Greetings and Salutations!

Dave and I hook up once again and take a look back at news from around the league and we start in Beantown.

- The Celtics are on a bit of a slide and are playing like a mediocre team. Are the problems in Boston fixable or does a trade need to happen to turn this squad around?

- The Toronto Raptors are on a bit of a roll and starting their surge upwards in the Atlantic division. Can they overtake the Celtics for top spot?

- Stop, collaborate and listen as Vanilla Ice recently performed as part of the half time entertainment at a Toronto Raptors game

- And finally, I'd like to send out my apologies to the residents of Dallas for offensive statements made by DAVE MENDONCA!!

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Monday, February 8, 2010

The Toronto Raptors Select...Damon Stoudamire

It was 15 years ago during the 1995 NBA draft when the Toronto Raptors made a 5ft 10in point guard out of the University of Arizona their first ever draft pick.

That's right, Damon Stoudamire, the guy they called Mighty Mouse instantly became the face of the brand new Toronto Raptors franchise and he certainly didn't disappoint.

Damon had a standout rookie year, capturing the 95/96 Rookie of the Year Award and played an instrumental role in the biggest win of the season over the 72-10 Chicago Bulls, the eventual NBA champs that year.

Dave and I caught up with Damon to talk about the good old days, his love for the city and his special relationship with Isaiah Thomas.

Whether you're a die hard Toronto Raptor fan or not, you'll appreciate this special conversation with a guy who put an entire city on his back.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Did Somebody Say SLAM Prize Pack?!!!!!

What's up y'all?!!

This Sunday night is going to be a big party because we'll be announcing the February winner of the SLAM/NBA Breakdown Trivia Challenge!

You still have time to visit SLAM's website to check out our trivia question, so do it! What is up for grabs is an INSANELY good SLAM Prize Pack!!!

All you have to do is call our show at (347) 237-5199 with the correct answer for your chance to win!

SLAMonline editor, Ryne Nelson will also be a part of the festivities. In addition, we'll have a great mystery guest!!

This Sunday at 9pm ET will be a fun time as always! We'll catch up with you then!!

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Congratulations to Mic Boogie!!

Dave and I would like to take his opportunity to congratulate my man, Mic Boogie for being the winner of the Can You Break It Down Artist Search.

He put down some great vocals to produce a new intro track and we're glad to welcome him as part of The NBA Breakdown family.

Mic was doing a show in Amsterdam when we caught up with him to congratulate him on winning the contest.

You can hear that conversation here.

Click here to learn more about Mic Boogie and his music.

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