Ben Simmons has a long way to go
Colin has proclaimed Ben Simmons as the future face of the NBA, but he only managed one single point in the Sixers Game 2 loss to the Celtics. Simmons potential is unquestioned, but Doug thinks before he can become a true superstar he’ll have to prove he can shoot it consistently. He also needs to improve his free throw shooting, which makes him a late game liability.
Simmons’ overall potential is tantalizing, but he has a long way to go before he can be discussed on the same level as the true superstars in the game. He can start by making a jumper.
LeBron continues to own the Raptors
LeBron went off in the second half to beat the Raptors and take a commanding 2-0 second round series lead. At this point, it’s clear that LeBron owns Toronto, but Doug thinks LeBron is showing flashes of the killer mentality that so many have criticized him for lacking in his career. With this Cavs roster, he doesn’t have a choice.
Some teams just have a team’s number, and it’s clear that Toronto has zero belief they can beat a LeBron led Cavs team.
– The Falcons over paid for Matt Ryan, but it’s better than the alternative
Kenny Roda – Cleveland radio host is talking LeBron’s continued dominance over Toronto, and if the Cavs match up better with the Sixers or the Celtics.
Ryen Russillo – Host of The Hoop Streams Podcast host joins the show talking NBA Playoffs; if Toronto is done; how the Celtics are getting it done; and if the Jazz have legitimate chance to beat the Rockets.
Brian Sclabrine – NBA Champion with the Celtics joins the show to talk Philly/Boston, and why this Boston playoff run is so improb
David Vassegh – Host of Dodger Talk on L.A. AM 570 joins the show to discuss the Dodgers early season struggles and if they can turn it around.