The Drop — Friday, Oct. 31

, on October 31, 2014, 10:49AM

 

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On today’s episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss the NBA’s opening week surprises, a few over/under predictions, Steve Nash’s legacy, contract extensions, Commissioner Silver’s midseason tournament idea, and 4-on-5 defense. All that, plus Tas’ Worst of the Week, Leigh’s Tweet of the Week, a rusty round of Pun-Gun, the 1985 ALCS, and how horses stay so focused.

 

*****

 

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Thu. Oct. 30: Gross Overreactions

, on October 30, 2014, 5:31PM

 

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On Thursday’s episode of The Starters, the guys continue to overreact after just one game of basketball. Kemba Walker is new the Michael Jordan, the Miami Heat are better without LeBron, and the Bulls have the best bench in the league. All that, plus the “He’s Back Report,” crazy 3D courts, MKG’s improved jumper, hats, and an Urkel-bot.

 

*****

 

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Wed. Oct. 29: It’s Just One Game, But …

, on October 29, 2014, 5:54PM

 

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On Wednesday’s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Chandler Parsons’ rough night, MVP candidate Anthony Davis, the unfortunate Lakers, crazy haircuts, and more, in a new segment called “It’s Just One Night, But …” All that, plus our most anticipated games of the night, Kemba Walker’s contract extension, and a fantasy minute unicorn.

 

*****

 

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NBA Season Preview: All 72 Burning Questions

, on October 29, 2014, 12:25AM

 

Q1: Best move of the NBA offseason?
Q2: Must-watch League Pass team?
Q3: Who will win Rookie of the Year?
Q4: True or false: The Sixers will win less than 20 games this season.
Q5: Bigger bounce-back season: Larry Sanders or Roy Hibbert?
Q6: Who will be the biggest name traded this season?
Q7: Which team will rattle off the league’s longest winning streak?
Q8: The Suns’ three highest-paid players are all point guards — give them a nickname.

*****

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Tue. Oct. 28: New Season, New Set, Same Sexy

, on October 28, 2014, 4:22PM

 

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On The Starters second season premiere, the guys discuss what they’re most excited about this upcoming season, Kawhi Leonard’s contract negotiations, and the disappointing news about Steve Nash’s back injury. All that, plus Michael Jordan selfies, the San Antonio Spurs’ Top 5 Forgotten Moments, and a brand new Starters set. Let’s NBA!

 

*****

 

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NBA Preview: 72 Burning Questions (Part 9 of 9)

, on October 27, 2014, 5:16PM

 

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On today’s ninth — and final — installment of The Starters’ 2014-15 NBA preview podcasts, the guys wrap up answering their 72 burning questions about the upcoming season. Will the Spurs repeat as champions? Which milestone are you most looking forward to being broken this season? And who will win Sixth Man of the Year? All that, plus special guest, Dennis Scott, takes on the “Hot Seat.”

 

*****

 

Previous episodes: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

 

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The Starters Fantasy Draft Spectacular

, on October 24, 2014, 10:00AM

 

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On today’s episode, the guys dissect their recent Starters Fantasy Basketball Draft featuring luminaries like Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”), Kristen Ledlow (“Inside Stuff”), and Joe Mande (comedian/writer). We discuss where Kevin Durant fell, regretful picks, and the rookie class. That, plus your fantasy basketball questions, and we pull off a trade DURING the show!

 

*****

 

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NBA Preview: 72 Burning Questions (Part 8 of 9)

, on October 23, 2014, 10:46AM

 

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On today’s eighth installment of The Starters’ 2014-15 NBA preview podcasts, the guys continue to answer 72 burning questions about the upcoming season. Who will win MVP? Who will win Coach of the Year? And what “pun-tastic” N.Y. Post headline are we most likely to see? All that, plus Skeets tackles double-doubles, Klay Thompson’s contract, and the “Game of Thrones” on the dreaded “Hot Seat.”

 

*****

 

Previous episodes: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

 

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NBA Preview: 72 Burning Questions (Part 7 of 9)

, on October 22, 2014, 2:03PM

 

On today’s seventh installment of The Starters’ 2014-15 NBA preview podcasts, the guys — minus Dad Kerby — continue to tackle 72 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which team is the most difficult to predict? Who will win Defensive Player of the Year? And which random nickname will Tas try to get to stick this season? All that, plus Leigh discusses Coach Pop, Tom Chambers, and the best biceps in the league on the “Hot Seat.”

 

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*****

 

Previous episodes: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

 

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NBA Preview: 72 Burning Questions (Part 6 of 9)

, on October 21, 2014, 12:20PM

 

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On today’s sixth installment of The Starters’ 2014-15 NBA preview podcasts, the guys continue to tackle 72 burning questions about the upcoming season. What’s one 2013-14 playoff team that’ll end up in the lottery? What were a few of the best under-the-radar moves of the offseason? And who will win the Most Improved Player of the Year? All that, plus Trey’s a dad, so Skeets jumps back in the “Hot Seat.”

*****

 

Previous episodes: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

 

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