On Thursday’s live episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Heat’s Game 5 comeback, tweaking instant replay, what’s next for the Nets and Blazers, and Steve Kerr’s shocking decision. That, plus substitution songs, un-athletic players, and an epic “Would You Rather?” question.
I can’t wait for the day when our show is just drinking things as fast as we can for an entire hour. Someday.
Shoutout: Remember when it was a travesty that Joe Johnson made the All-Star team over Lance Stephenson? And then remember how that was basically the turning point for both of their seasons and now it doesn’t look bad at all? Well, JoeJohn added to the legend of the ill-begotten All-Star appearance with 34 points on 15-23 shooting while straight-up carrying the Nets in the fourth quarter of their series-ending loss to the Heat. Gonna miss you kind of, Armadillo Cowboy.
Not so much: Joe Johnson was killing, Deron Williams was having a nice game and one of the biggest possessions of the Nets’ super-expensive season ended with a Shaun Livingston postup. I like Shaun Livingston, you like Shaun Livingston, everyone likes Shaun Livingston, but that’s maybe not the wisest resource allocation.
Classic: Ray Allen did it again. From the corner again.
I know Mario Chalmers was totally wide-open at the top of the key and that he loves taking big shots, but I’d still rather him shoot that one than ever help off of Ray Allen in a corner, especially when you consider that Chalmers was 0-5 on the night.