The Pacers will beat LeBron and the Cavs in the first round
The Cavs evened their series against the Pacers last night, but Colin still thinks Cleveland is in trouble. Cleveland got 40 from LeBron, were at home, and Indiana still had a wide open look to tie the game and send it to overtime. Indiana didn’t even shoot the three well, but still had a chance.
After 2 games, Colin thinks it’s clear the Pacers have the better overall roster of the two teams and Cleveland doesn’t have a second scorer or any answers defensively. He predicts they’ll take control of the series with the next two games in Indiana and eventually hand Cleveland and LeBron an unceremonious first round playoff exit.
Westbrook heading for another playoff disappointment
The OKC Big 3 stunk it up in the fourth quarter in Game 2 against the Jazz, and regardless of how the series plays out, aren’t serious contenders in the Western Conference.
This will just be the next chapter in what has become a series of playoff disappointments for Russell Westbrook. He couldn’t win a title with KD, and hasn’t been able to make it work with his new superstar teammates. Westbrook has won an MVP and averaged a triple double for 2 seasons, but in the end he’ll be remembered for coming up short in the postseason.
– More Baker Mayfield red flags
Ian Thomsen – Author of The Soul of Basketball joins the show to explain why the NBA doesn’t need one star to carry the league anymore; and the story behind LeBron’s return to Cleveland.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football Analyst Is in-studio to point out that Josh Allen was never the dominant player in any Wyoming games; and why he would take Lamar Jackson over Allen.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking Cavs/Pacers, and if LeBron and Ben Simmons could co-exist.
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst and 14-year NBA Veteran is in-studio explaining why Paul George to Philly would make more sense than LeBron to Philly.