Clint Boling is calling it quits for the Bengals, and we wish we could retire early too. The Reds are off to a crappy start to the 2nd half of the season, and we wonder if they’ll be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. We also talk more in depth about the Reds 150th anniversary jerseys they’ve been wearing. Enjoy the show!
The Reds earned another series victory over the Cubs this past weekend, which included some fireworks between Yasiel Puig and Pedro Strop. We discuss that, David Bell’s record-setting ejection numbers and the fact that Castillo is the lone Reds All-Star. We touch on the ridiculous NBA free agency numbers and Mac and Whitty get their hopes up thanks to some late-breaking NHL free agency rumors. We also take a moment to wish are friends north of the border a Happy Canada day, as well as a Happy Fourth of July to all of our listeners here in the states.
This poor kid will never recover. He’ll be in college in a few years, going to hook up with his first chick, and she’ll hesitantly recognize him before it clicks. “You’re the kid that got dunked on by James Harden, aren’t you?”
It’s a shame that the kid probably paid good money to be at this basketball camp, too. Harden didn’t teach him shit. He’s got his eyes on the defender instead of the ball. Even after he realizes that James is no longer dribbling, he turns around and sees the ball bounce, and still does nothing.
Actually now that I think about it, he probably learned everything about defense that Harden knew. That didn’t take long.
Also, the guy celebrating at the end, like Harden wasn’t supposed to be able to just demolish this kid on the basketball court. A little over the top, no?
With that Tide sign creeping in the background the whole shot, I thought for sure I was about to be duped again:
Whether it is a passive aggressive subtweet or a team member being accused of faking an injury, something is definitely wrong with the Cavs this year. Whitty shared his theories about the Kevin Love injury last week and it really got me thinking about all the recent Cavs drama, and how it may be all just smoke and mirrors. I pose this question to explain where I am going with this, Why would the most arrogant player of all time want his team off of national television?
I believe Lebron’s master plan is to drive down the appeal of the Cavs for the rest of the season so he can set his price for purchase and completely own Dan Gilbert in his final masterpiece the 30 for 30 special: The Final Decision.
For many people, the NBA season doesn’t even begin until the Christmas day marathon of games, but not here at Milliron Sports. We’re a quarter of the way through, and it’s time for me to present the highlights from the beginning of the year. Alright, I don’t want to waste anyone’s time here, so lets dive right into it:
Most Graphic Injury : Gordon Hayward
There wasn’t even a ton of competition for this one. It was opening night in Cleveland, and the Celtics were looking to make a statement against the Eastern Conference Champs. Too bad that statement was “HOLY SHIT, HIS LEG’S SHATTERED!”
WARNING: this shit is nasty.
It’s pretty surprising to me that Hayward hasn’t been missed that much, seeing as Boston went on that ridiculous winning streak.
Honorable mention: I know this wasn’t from the NBA, but prayers up to Grayson Allen after this nasty injury. Shoutout to @millironmac for providing the footage.
Wow. Thoughts and prayers to Grayson Allen. I really hope he can recover from this. I’m no Duke fan but you hate to see an ugly injury like this no matter who it is. Some things are bigger than basketball. pic.twitter.com/I7jMAJVMlr
Good Morning and welcome to another edition of “Wake Up With Whitty”. It’s a holiday weekend (unless you’re one of the unlucky folks like me that has to work on Monday still) so I decided to let everyone sleep in a little! Hopefully this gives you a nice distraction from those obnoxious Saturday morning cartoons that your kid is watching. Or that you’re still watching even though your kid lost interest and went off to play 20 minutes ago. It’s okay, I’ve been there. Once you’re done watching Mickey and friends (and you’ve done the hot dog dance) feel free to come back and tell me what you think! Continue reading →
Last week, I complained about the dreaded summer sports lull that we were headed into, and BAM! The NBA came running to save the day with crazy trade rumors all leading up to tonight’s draft. I think the first couple of picks are locked in, but after that, we could be in for quite an entertaining night of trades. Let’s take a look back on the week’s rumors and look forward to what’s going to happen tonight:
The big-name rumors surrounded Paul George of the Indiana Pacers saying that he planned on signing with a different team in free agency after his contract was up at the end of next season. Apparently, he’s said that he wants to play for the Lakers next season, but Indiana is obviously going to try and get the most from a trade from anyone, not just LA. The pacers were believed to be talking to the Lakers, Clippers and Cavaliers about possible trade options for PG13
It’s official. With football still months away, and the NBA/NHL finals in the rear view mirror, we’re left with nothing but Major League Baseball to hold our attention until we get some fake NFL games in August.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved the last two games of the NBA finals, with KD getting his first ring with the Superteam to beat all Superteams. The chippy nature of the games and the almost-fights were fun to watch. And Xavier Alum/badass David West got his first ring. Also, apparently KD doesn’t like the taste of beer… pussy.
KD is all grown up now that he's a champion cracking some cold ones with the boys… Haters gonna say he didn't really drink the beer pic.twitter.com/Zxhun8fooD
Any Lakers fan knows that Kobe’s highest scoring game (and the 2nd highest scoring game OF ALL TIME) happened against Jalen Rose and the Raptors. In a new commercial for Jalen’s upcoming show on ESPN, Kobe and him reunite.
Last night, from 8-8:30 I was flipping between watching the Reds and Cubs slug it out, and ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Draft Lottery countdown. At 8:30, they were expected to begin announcing the draft order, so from that point on, I was locked in.
The Lakers had a chance to get any pick from 1-6, and only got to keep their pick if it was top 3. If they had received picks 4, 5 or 6, the selection would have gone to Philly as part of the Steve Nash trade from what feels like 19 years ago. Picks 14-7 were announced in reverse order, and when they got to picks 6, 5 and 4, my breath was held. Alas, I did not hear the Lakers name announced, and knew that we had secured a top 3 pick, and I could finally breathe a sigh of relief.