The Basketball Show, Ep. 017: Who's been the Hawks' 1st-half MVP?

Arthur Triche
February 15, 2018 - 4:11 pm
Dennis Schroder

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Join Andy Bunker & Arthur Triche for Episode 17 of "The Basketball Show," four quarters of NBA and Atlanta Hawks podcast fun.

FIRST QUARTER – this week’s NBA news

  • how the trade involving nearly half of the Cavs has affected them in a positive manner.
  • has your opinion of Cleveland changed after one game with the newcomers?
  • how could Boston play that poorly on Paul Pierce jersey retirement day?
  • Steve Kerr’s belief that his players have “tuned him out” led to several of his players ‘coaching’ in their rout of Phoenix. Was that a good idea??  (Andre Iguodala, David West and Draymond Green led the huddle conversations during timeouts)
  • are Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder being a little petty with their comments since leaving Cleveland??

SECOND QUARTER – the latest with the Hawks

  • the Hawks wrap up the first half of the season on the road at Milwaukee and Detroit
  • they’ve won three of their last five, head into the game at the Bucks at 18-39
  • how would you grade them at this point in the season? Who’s been the team’s MVP??
  • the Deandre Bembry incident


  • it’s All-Star Weekend, which event are you looking forward to the most?
  • on this week 30 years ago, Michael Jordan defeated Dominique Wilkins in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest by a score of 147-145 – was Dominique robbed??
  • speaking of Jordan, which one of his Air Jordan sneakers was your favorite??
  • What was your most memorable All-Star moment of all-time? (Marvin Gaye’s rendition of the anthem in 1983, Magic Johnson playing after his HIV announcement)

FOURTH QUARTER – random musings

  • LeBron’s production company is remaking “House Party??” They better not mess it up!!
  • can DWade recapture some of his magic in his return to Miami? – (averaged a career-low 11.2 ppg in CLE)
  • which veteran player is surprising you the most right now?? Is it Vince Carter – at 41??