The Starters TV Clips: ‘Change This Face’ with Alexey Shved

, on July 14, 2014 , 1:30PM

 

Yes, Alexey Shved, you can throw that cake in Tas’ face. Go nuts.

 

Enjoy it!


Sun. July 13: Let There Be Cake

, on July 14, 2014 , 1:05PM

 

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Live from Samsung NBA Summer League, The Starters are joined by Wolves guard Alexey Shved to play a little game called “Change This Face.” They also discuss Chandler Parsons’ payday, Luol Deng heading to Miami, Paul Pierce’s legacy, and all the on-the-court action from Day 3 in Vegas.

 

*****

 

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Sat. July 12: The Dante Exum Show

, on July 13, 2014 , 2:19PM

 

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Live from Samsung NBA Summer League, The Starters are joined by Utah Jazz rookie and Leigh Ellis’ Aussie brother, Dante Exum. They also break down Pau’s move to the Midwest, Melo’s return to New York, and the rest of another busy day in free agency.

 

*****

 

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Fri. July 11: ‘Bron, Bosh, VSL

, on July 12, 2014 , 5:38PM

 

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On Friday’s episode of The Starters — live from NBA Summer League in Vegas — the guys discuss LeBron James’ decision to return home, Chris Bosh gettin’ paid, the Lakers busy day, the Wiggins/Parker matchup, and the 76ers’ Orlando Summer League title. That, plus mechanic shirts and the “Guy You’ve Never Heard of the Day.”

 

*****

 

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Video: Shaquille O’Neal among those taken on HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

, on June 30, 2014 , 12:15PM

 

Dag. Really going to miss Shaq. He had a great run — basketball, movies, TV, rap music, soda pops, clothing, websites, other websites. Not sure how we’ll ever replace someone like him, but he’s in a better place now.

 

Maybe…


Proposed nicknames for all 60 2014 NBA draftees

, on June 27, 2014 , 2:15PM

2014 draft board

 

Once a year, I come up with a bunch of dumb nicknames for everyone in the draft, knowing that said nicknames will never be used by anyone else. It’s my favorite thing of the year. Here is this year’s edition:

 

1 — Andrew “Andy” Wiggins
2 — “Jolly” Jabari Parker
3 — Joel “Embones” Embiid
4 — Aaron “Deputy Commissioner” Gordon
5 — Dante “Hex Em” Exum
6 — Marcus “Smarc” Smart
7 — Julius “Adjunct Professor J” Randle
8 — Nik “The Stick” Stauskas
9 — Noah “Silent H” Vonleh
10 — Elfrid “Cloudhead” Payton

 

doug mcdermott draft

 

11 — Doug “Dougie McDougDoug” McDermott
12 — Dario Saric a.k.a. “Dario Nasaric”
13 — Zach “Maroon 1″ LeVine
14 — T.J. “Wiggly” Warren
15 — Adreian “Major” Payne
16 — Jusuf “Stevens” Nurkic
17 — “Sweet Baby” James Young
18 — Tyler “The Creator” Ennis
19 — Gary Harris a.k.a. “Hairy Garris”
20 — Bruno “Who Know?” Caboclo

 

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Fri. June 27: NBA Draft Recap

, on June 27, 2014 , 1:11PM

 

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On Friday’s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss anything and everything about the 2014 NBA Draft, including how happy Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle were to end up where they did, if the Sixers are tanking too hard and Noah Vonleh’s perfect look. All that, plus Isaiah Austin’s awesome draft moment.

 

*****

 

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Thu. June 26: NBA Draft Preview

, on June 26, 2014 , 1:49PM

 

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On Thursday’s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss key questions heading into tonight’s NBA Draft, the Knicks/Mavericks six-player deal, why the Rockets traded Omer Asik to the Pelicans, and Arron Afflalo heading back to Denver. That, plus our Top 10 Worst Draft Day Suits. We see you, Drew Gooden.

 

*****

 

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Full episode: The Starters Best of 2013-14, part 2

, on June 26, 2014 , 11:45AM

 

If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of our Best Of shows, do that first. Once you’ve done that, hop back over here and get some laughs going. Next thing you know, you’re caught up on a full season’s worth of television shows, through the power of computing. That’s great efficiency.

 

Enjoy it!


Video: The Hornets’ new court is appropriately honeycombed

, on June 26, 2014 , 10:45AM

 

Just like anyone else born between 1980 and 1990, I’m a little bit invested in seeing how this new iteration of the Charlotte Hornets turns out. And after the jerseys that were almost perfect — the whites are great, but the teal and purple should have white around the digits, but otherwise AG — getting a chance to peep their court was the next big thing to see. After all, outside of the colors, pinstripes, Muggsy Bogues, Grandmama, Rex Chapman’s spandex and Kelly Tripucka’s mouth, the honeycomb lane is one of the defining looks of the first version of the Hornets.

 

And now that they’ve unveiled the court, I think we can all agree this is a solid upgrade. Just like the jerseys, it’s not a simple remake, but rather, the designers took the essence of the old franchise and reinvented it to make it more modern day. Which is good, since the 90s aren’t as cool as you remember. Personally, I think it looks magnificent, and I love that the honeycombs made a reappearance, albeit in an updated way.

 

As far as I’m concerned, two stingers up. Let’s hear what you think in the comments.