This week, host comedian Cathryn Naiker and special guest Lauren Mitchell (Cavern of Secrets podcast) discuss:
- Highlights from NBA Christmas Day games, and how hard these games are to watch with family obligations.
- We shout out Kemba Walker and all the other NBA comebacks happening in light of so many players inactive at the moment.
- LeBron and the Lakers are struggling with Russell Westbrook – We celebrate Westbrook as an “elder millennial fashion icon” before getting real about his inconsistencies as a player.
- Adam Silver and his decision to keep the NBA going and shortening the health and safety protocol time for vaccinated players to 6 days, how Omicron is affecting the NBA, and how we feel about it.
- All Star voting has begun, and we talk about the likelihood of many players being unavailable and who we could see as a potential “fringe” All Star this season.
In our Raptors Homer moment we talk about how we’ve missed this team, really sinking in how unfortunate the season has been so far. We reflect on the Cavs vs Raptors game with both pessimism and optimism, praising our player development system and hoping someone new will emerge.
Forgoing our Hot Girl Summer Nick Nurse Highlight of the week We have a Quote of the Week from a classic NBA mouthpiece.
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