Episode 9: Kobe Bryant, Poet Laureate
00:00 - 04:49
Steve talks about his new basketball writing gig, his latest podcast appearance, and his subsequent fame; Anton talks about his collection of stupid basketball t-shirts.
04:49 - 23:59 NEWS AND CHATS
Jahlil Okafor’s week of fun and adventure; the resurgence of Paul George and why you want a cleanly snapped bone; is Garnett crazy nuts or crazy champion?; 19-0 talk; Dirk achieves some arbitrary statistical achievement; Martell Webster and Ryan Hollins highlight the transactions of the week!; the Lopez twins’ cats; Pauly Shore chat.
23:59 -47:48 LAKERS VS. CELTICS
Kobe retirement’s and his amazing poem; the Celtics being predictably solid; a lot of not-particularly-Lakers-or-Celtics-related talk, much of it about Ben Simmons.
47:48 - 59:28 TALKING POINT
Do advanced stats enhance enjoyment of the game, or is there bliss in ignorance?