HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Did we throw too much at Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder too soon?
Should Pat Riley have replaced Erik Spoelstra months ago?
And why are we just wasting our time with all these regular season games when we all know that the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are going to do their NBA Finals dance all over again in June?
Those are just three of the questions we tackled, there’s plenty more, on Episode 34 of the Hang Time Podcast with special guests Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express News and NBA.com’s very own Shaun Powell, two of the most seasoned NBA observers on the planet.
Our guests weren’t short on opinions as we looked back at the first month of the regular season and revisited some summer time predictions to see how ridiculous they must seem right now.
Some of them (the Bucks were supposed to be ready for a move into the Eastern Conference penthouse) are bit more egregious than others (the Thunder will be the second best team in the Western Conference this season). But we’re not cutting any corners around here. We’re calling anyone out that needs it.
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