2013-14 NBA Season Preview

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I joined Justin Hull on The Home Stretch to talk about what teams will meet in the NBA Finals this June, what teams will surprise fans and what teams are over-rated.

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Podcast: Western Conference Preview

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Cheel and McNeill recorded a Podcast to look at the main storylines in the Western Conference heading into this season. We talked about Kobe Bryant getting frustrated with Nick Young, how much longer the San Antonio Spurs can keep winning their battle against Father Time, if Russell Westbrook will be the same player after his knee issues and a host of other topics.

We end the Podcast with an interview with Corey Brewer who talks about getting a chance at redemption in Minnesota and why the Wolves are a sleeper pick to make noise this season.

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Podcast: Eastern Conference Preview

McNeill and Cheel debate if the Miami Heat are still the top team in the Eastern Conference, Derrick Rose’s return, the improvements the Indiana Pacers made this summer, why the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets won’t be as good as people think and we shared the teams will be watching this season on League Pass.

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NBA Free Agency Chat On “The Home Stretch”

I was able to join Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to talk about the first week of the NBA’s free agency period. We broke down why Dwight Howard signing with Houston was a wise move, Golden State making a mistake with adding Andre Iguodala and the Pistons making an interesting move adding Josh Smith.

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Podcast: Breaking Up Is Tough To Do

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Mark and McNeill talked about Dwight Howard signing with the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers being better off with Howard leaving, Josh Smith landing in Detroit, argued about if Tyreke Evans joining the Pelicans was a good or bad move, agreed Andre Igoudala to the Warriors will backfire and raved about Jarrett Jack in Cleveland.

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Podcast: It Was All A Dream

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Mark and McNeill talked about the NBA Draft, Canada Basketball, the big trade between Boston and Brooklyn, Bill Simmons and Doc Rivers, free agency and some possible trades.

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Miami Heat Rant On “The Home Stretch”

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I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” this afternoon to vent about the mess the Miami Heat find themselves. We talked about why Indiana looks poised for an upset, Dwyane Wade not aging well, Chris Bosh being a ghost and why Miami might be smart to deal Wade or Bosh this summer because LeBron James may bolt in 2014.

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Podcast: Panic In Miami

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Mark and McNeill chatted about the panic surrounding the Miami Heat, concern over Dwyane Wade, Masai Ujiri bolting Denver for Toronto, Grant Hill’s retirement, Dwight Howard wanting to play for Houston and the coaching carrousel.

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Conference Finals Chat

I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to talk about the Conference Finals and the latest buzz about head coaching vacancies. I eat some crow for raving about the Grizzlies chances against the Spurs, boast Gregg Popovich is the best coach in the NBA, explain what Indiana needs to do in order to make this a series and talk about Roy Hibbert’s horrible dance moves.

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Podcast: Everything’s Coming Up Cleveland

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Mark and McNeill talked about Cleveland winning the NBA Draft Lottery, argued over if the Pacers’ heartbreaking loss in Game 1 will cost them the series, gave Lionel Hollins for making some big adjustments in Game 2, Mark threw out a gusty idea of the Raptors amnestying Rudy Gay and we talked about Phil Jackson making some headlines this month.

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Podcast: Return Of Smashmouth Basketball

Mark JacksonMark and McNeill talk about the return of physical play in the playoffs, why Indiana is peaking at the right time, Roy Hibbert’s unique fashion choice, LeBron James being pushed around by an old man, Golden State giving San Antonio all they can handle and The Grindhouse.

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NBA Playoffs Chat On “The Home Stretch”

I joined Justin Hull on The Home Stretch to chat about the NBA Playoffs. We broke down why Memphis will grind out a series win against Oklahoma City, debated if George Karl could lose his job despite just being named Coach of the Year, wrote off Chicago’s changes against Miami and I stuck up for Derrick Rose.

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Podcast: And Then There Were Eight

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Mark and McNeill recorded another Podcast and broke down the NBA Playoffs. Some of the topics covered included a summary of what happened in the first round, we raved about the play of Nate Robinson, explained why the flaws of the Nets and Clippers doomed their chances in the playoffs, lamented how it looks like the end of an era for the Celtics, explained why the Rockets will be an enticing team for free agents this summer, ripped on Dwight Howard’s immaturity, argued over the Thunder-Grizzlies series, questioned if Derrick Rose should return against Heat and Mark had an epic brain fart.

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NBA Playoffs Chat On “The Home Stretch”

I joined Justin Hull on the Home Stretch to talk NBA Playoffs and the myth that is “Canadian Bacon.” I explain why the Knicks and Thunder are in trouble, why the Spurs will be the only Western Conference high seed to advance to the second round, who the Bucks are targeting as their next head coach and we break down the myth that is Canadian Bacon.

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Podcast: 2013 NBA Playoffs Preview

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Mark and McNeill recorded a Podcast to preview the 2013 NBA Playoffs. We ripped on Brandon Jennings for predicting his Bucks would beat the Heat in six games, broke down why the Celtics might pull off a huge upset against the Knicks, argued over who will win the Bulls-Nets series, wrote off the Lakers, and explained why we are excited for the Grizzles-Clippers series.

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