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We talk my article on the Morris Brothers ruining the top teams in the East.
We bring up a principle I'd like NBA teams to follow: "No bad players on your roster." Not even as bench players. Nope! It's too common for bad players to end up in the rotation if they are on your roster.
We remember Ethan Strauss, who's first-ballot Hall of Fame for us, who named the "Yay Points!" thesis. He did this in an article with an image of Ben Wallace. Sadly, the Yay Points Thesis persists, as Ben Wallace, four-time Defensive Player of the Year, was snubbed for the Hall of Fame behind Tracy McGrady. McGrady led the NBA in scoring two seasons but finished his career with a 51.9% True Shooting average. This makes Allen Iverson look efficient!
One of our favorite posts on how the idea that the 2004 Pistons didn't have a star was a myth. Ben Wallace was absolute a star by mainstream accolades.
The Lakers will be retiring two jerseys in honor of Kobe. We find this absurd. There were many easier solutions to handling Kobe playing under two numbers, for instance:
They should do one banner, two different sides for #8 and #24. https://t.co/crtOOzIWpg— David J.M. (@6ix8t8) September 12, 2017
We discuss how the Lakers have loved their "home grown" draft picks in Magic and Kobe while having some contempt for their "bought" bigs in Shaq, Kareem, and Wilt. Brian has a good theory as to why.
ESPN released their top 100 rankings for NBA players. We talk our common issues with these (no, it's not with specific ratings).
We talk a piece over at Fansided on volume scoring and efficiency.
We have a super long discussion on Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 7 "The Ricklantis Mixup." Full spoilers. Tune in!
Love this tweet from CJ McCollum:
I think it would be funny to rank journalist. Im sure some wouldn't care, but honestly I think a lot of players would enjoy it.— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 13, 2017
Dave Berri piece on how sports have an issue not hiring enough women in management.