The Starters Top 10 Plays of the Week: (Feb. 21-27)

, on February 28, 2014 , 3:18PM

Not only is this a particularly varied and excellent Top 10 Plays of the Week, I’ll even be so bold as to say that this some of our best horrible highlight work, if I do say so myself, if I do say so myself. Hope you agree.


And afterwards, check out how much CONFIDENCE, BABY, CONFIDENCE LeBron James has in a Ray Allen corner three. Enjoy it!



Fri. Feb. 28: LeMask

, on February 28, 2014 , 1:20PM


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On Friday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wizards/Raptors marathon, Kyle Lowry’s heart, LeBron’s mask, vintage Wade, Danny Granger’s decision, Worst of the Week, Tweet of the Week, Caron Butler, Rondo, impersonations, and out Top 10 Plays of the Week.




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The Starters TV Clips: The first Cliff Robinson on ‘Survivor’ update

, on February 27, 2014 , 4:30PM


I started wearing a headband while playing basketball during my sophomore year of high school because of Cliff Robinson. I’ve applied to be on “Survivor.” Basketball is my favorite sport (I love the way they dribble up and down the court). So to put it simply, Cliff Robinson joining season 28 of the best reality show in the game is the culmination of my being. I have to imagine Skeets agrees.


Tas on the other hand? Not so much.


Enjoy it!

Videos: Notable comedians doing NBA humor

, on February 27, 2014 , 3:00PM


Congratulations, fans of comedians who gained a huge following on the internet while simultaneously achieving mainstream success who also happen to be fans of the NBA — your various tastes are finally paying off. Because these two clips — up top from “The Pete Holmes Show,” down below from “Kroll Show” — prove that there is a place in the world for people like you and me.



Both of these are pretty great — though I will say some of the Larry Bird dad stuff is more than a bit awkward when you know his family history, something the creators must have been unaware of — but mostly I’m just happy to see NBA comedy finally taking over the world. Between these and Hannibal Burress doing a Nike ad, the realm of laughter is getting a whole bunch more basketball-y. And let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier.

Thu. Feb. 27: Hadouken!

, on February 27, 2014 , 1:16PM


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On Thursday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Big Baby’s Clippers debut, Kawhi’s return, what’s wrong (if anything) with the Thunder, Joakim Noah’s hustle (and nickname), which “Street Fighter II” character could play in the NBA, Cliff Robinson’s debut on “Survivor,” and much, much more.




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NBA Happenings: Feb. 27, 2014

, on February 27, 2014 , 9:36AM

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Shoutout: 31 points, five rebounds, nine assists, four steals, three turnovers and 14 pizzies in the fourth quarter for Kyrie Irving who led the Cavaliers to their biggest win of the season. Which leads us to…


Not so much: The Thunder allowed 42!!!!!!!!!!!!! fourth quarter points in their HOME loss to the Cavs. That’s three straight home losses for OKC — all of which have come following Russell Westbrook’s return — which is the first time that’s happened since their first season in the Sooner State. Not chill.


Legs: Another Not So Much candidate from last night was the Brooklyn Nets, who got their New Jersey on and lost by 44 to the Blazers. It was such a destruction that Will Barton made Robin Lopez go temporarily insane.



Since Brook is out for the remainder of the season, Robin Lopez needs to make sure he provides two twins worth of silliness from here on out. This is a good start.


Video: E. Honda defends Dirk’s game-winner

, on February 26, 2014 , 4:30PM


Skeets mentioned on yesterday’s show that Carmelo Anthony’s slap-happy defense on Dirk Nowitzki’s ludicrous game-winner looked like E. Honda’s Hundred Hand Slap. And just like that, The Starters fan Sam Robinson made that innocuous comment a YouTube reality. The internet wins again.

Now all the Heat have championship belts

, on February 26, 2014 , 3:00PM


Maybe you thought LeBron James was going to be the only Heater to pick up a title belt, thanks to his brodown with The Rock. Well, think again, baby, because all the Heat have ‘em now. It’s a veritable belt fest down in South Beach.


But as per usual, ’twas LeBron James with the assist.



Sorry, Garth Brooks, but it pays to have friends in high places. Hopefully they put these bad boys on the line by dangling them from the rafters during each and every playoff series. It’s the only sensible thing to do. I mean, Rasheed Wallace had a championship belt a decade ago, so Miami needs to kick things up a notch. Besides, they’ve been known to make a heel turn in the past.

Wed. Feb. 26: It’s A Feisty One

, on February 26, 2014 , 1:30PM


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On Wednesday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Evan Turner’s Pacers debut, whether the Rockets are legit title contenders, that insane Bulls-Hawks ending, Kendrick Perkins’ injury, Jimmermania, the idea of a four-point line, movie sequels, and more.




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The Starters TV Clips: Leigh opens a pack of cards in The Bone Zone

, on February 25, 2014 , 5:00PM


It’s the return of everybody’s favorite semi-recurring segment — Leigh Ellis Opens a Pack of Old Basketball Cards. If you don’t know, now you know.


Enjoy it!