This Week's Show
Dre, Patrick, and Brian return for more on the inner workings of NBA stadium construction, Ty Lawson going to Houston, and Lebron James' acting talent!
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Last week's poll about Serena Williams oddly did not match our consensus.
Patrick noted that despite going to a Seattle Storm game, his fiancee could not find a team shirt to wear in local stores. Said stores did still have Sonics sports wear. Patrick does discuss some shirts he likes in the WNBA on-line store. However, he notes the absurdity of a scarcity of Storm memorabilia in local sports stores.
This is not a unique problem as Zach Zill notes similar issues with soccer. Zach tried to buy a Marta, the most popular international player, jersey in a men's size, only to find they weren't produced. In short, the idea that the consumers are at fault for women's sports seems spurious currently. (h/t Jessica Luther (@scaTX))
The Ty Lawson Trade
The Ty Lawson trade was underwhelming, especially given the Nuggets waived Prigioni.
Salary wise Lawson's deal was almost up. Still, he was a heck of a bargain for his production.
We understand the reason for the trade, but easily agree Daryl Morey won this trade in a landslide.
I'm a bit incensed by the Milwaukee Bucks stadium deal. As a resident of Wisconsin, all I can say is it's a horrible use of tax payer money.
Owners getting public funding for stadiums is a big reason their claims of losing money seem false. Dave Berri wrote a great piece on Vice Sports about this.
Dave had a follow-up interview on MSNBC about this. I found it quite enjoyable and noted that Dave still questions what owners actually do in the NBA.
Hey, it's the offseason, time to watch movies with sports starts in them!
Trainwreck is a surprise hit. In that, it follows standard formulaic romantic comedy formulas but with a women in the role of the adult-child. It's sad that should be seen as surprising.
Bill Hader's scene against LeBron James was reminiscent of a moment in Patrick's past. Patrick once hit a fadeaway jumper over Detlef Schremp!
LeBron James in "Train Wreck" finally puts him over Michael Jordan, because those "Space Jam" fans got nothing now.
— Andrés Alvarez (@NerdNumbers) July 19, 2015
Speaking of Space Jam, a Reddit thread notes the Monstars may have been the worst team Charles Barkley ever played on.
Patrick enjoyed Ant-Man, and I'll be seeing Inside Out next. We'll see if there's a way to compare these to sports somehow.
Patrick shouts out John Cena for stealing the show in Trainwreck. That's over LeBron James!