This 4x weekly podcast by PointsBet is hosted by Kazeem Famuyide. Each episode will feature special guests from around the NBA. Kaz and Prop Queen Ariel Epstein will offer betting advice to give you an edge in the NBA.
Politics Of Tribute Videos, GM LeBron Stirring, All-Star Reserve Predictions
25:03Dame Lillard Returned to Portland and Kevin Durant returned to Brooklyn for the first time since being traded. They each received tribute videos but is there more behind the videos? An early morning tweet of an hour glass has many thinking GM LeBron is getting to work. As the Lakers continue to hover around .500 LeBron is pressuring the Lakers to make changes. Kaz gives his predictions for the All-Star reserves ahead of Thursday night's reveal.
Clippers Rivaling Best Of NBA? "You Know It's Good When Drake Shows Up", It's Not All Bad In Detroit
23:47The Clippers have climbed up the standings and are now just one game back from control of the Western Conference. Have they shown enough be in the same category as the Celtics and Nuggets? The Knicks are on a 6 game heater and the attention is growing. Celebrity row welcomed Drake to MSG in the Knicks 125-109 win over the Heat on Saturday. You know its starting to get good when Drake shows up. While much of Detroit was locked in on the NFC Championship game, the Pistons won their 6th game of the season. So while the city is still reeling from the Lions loss last night its not ALL bad Detroit...Right?
History On An Historic Night: Embiid/KAT Set Franchise Records, First Trade Domino Falls
28:20On the 18th Anniversary of Kobe Bryant scoring 81 pts, Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns both set franchise records for points in a game. The reigning MVP put up 70 pts to pass Wilt Chamberlain as the Sixers franchise single-game scoring leader. Philly was all smiles around Embiid's accomplishment. In Minnesota, Karl-Anthony Towns single-game scoring record was not met with the same excitement. The Timberwolves lost 128-125 to the Hornets despite KAT's 44 pts at the first half and a franchise record 62 pts to finish the game. Head Coach Chris Finch ripped his team for becoming preoccupied with Town's quest to put up points. The trade deadline is just over 2 weeks away and another early trade was executed this morning. The Miami Heat received Terry Rozier from the Hornets; In return the Hornets received Kyle Lowry and a lottery-protected 2027 first-round pick.
The Sun Is Shining, Clippers Will Be A Tough Out, Nuggets Snap Celtics Home Streak
37:09Kevin Durant drops 40 as the Suns beat the Pacers for their 5th straight win. The Clippers have moved past their early season struggles. They sit just 2.5 games out of first place in the West. Kaz is not ready to anoint them the best in the West, but they will be a tough out in the playoffs. It took until the 21st home game of the season but the Celtics have finally lost at TD Garden. Their home winning streak of 27 straight wins dating back to last season was snapped by the reigning champion Denver Nuggets.
Time For The Brunson MVP Talk/Ant Man's 2nd Half Takeover
13:57Alright, its time to move past the Jalen Brunson is an All-Star talk and start the Brunson for MVP conversation. You can call it east coast bias or New York media, but the numbers make a case. It's time to redefine what it means to be an MVP and Brunson's importance to the Knicks is up there with any star player. Anthony Edwards took over in the second half with 26 pts in a 118-103 victory over the Grizzles. The T-Wolves are 30-11 and sit alone at the top of the Western Conference.
The Warriors Still Missing W's, The All Time Buzzer Beater List, Knicks Lose Missing Brunson
39:15The Warriors welcomed back Draymond Green, but still failed to bring home a win. All signs are pointing to the end of the road unless a huge trade is made. Dame Lillard drilled a buzzer beater to push the Bucks passed the Kings on Sunday. The buzzer beater was Dame's 4th career last second game winner putting him 12th all time. The Knicks could not defend home court against the Magic while missing their surefire All-Star Jalen Brunson.
Blowout Thursday, Embiid Repeat In Trouble, Futures Update and Best Bets
46:51Thursday was a bloodbath in the NBA. The Thunder destroyed the Trail Blazers by 62 and the Celtics pulled their starters early in an embarrassing 135-102 loss to the Bucks. Injuries have shaken up the battle for MVP, Joel Embiid is expected to miss more time which may disqualify him from MVP consideration. Dan Parise joins Kaz in studio to discuss the MVP betting race and latest odds to all the big futures bets. The Prop Queen Ariel Epstein gives her best bets for Friday nights action in the association.
Celtics Home Perfection Continues, Writing On The Wall For Warriors, Spoelstra's Big Payday
31:03The Celtics continued their home dominance with a win over over the Timberwolves in OT last night. Boston has yet to lose on home court this season. The Warriors have struggled all season and find themselves 3 games under .500. The writing is on the wall for the end of the Warriors dynasty. Erik Spoelstra has landed an 8 year, $120 million extension with the Miami Heat. It's the biggest contract for a coach in terms of total salary in NBA history.
Retooled Knicks Are Rolling, Draymond Contemplating Retirement?
16:50The Knicks have been on fire since their trade with the Toronto Raptors bringing in OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa and Malachi Flynn. To start 2024, the Knicks have won 4 straight games. OG Anunoby's impact has been felt on both sides of the ball. The Knicks are just one more trade away from being a true threat to challenge the Celtics and Bucks. Draymond Green is in the midst of indefinite suspension in which NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had to talk the Warriors forward out of retirement. Kaz dissects the rash statement and wonders if you can even come back from that mindset?
Pistons So Close But So Far, Joker's Perfect Night, Anthony Edwards Becoming Must See
35:54The Pistons got so close to ending their NBA record 27 game losing streak against the Celtics. Up by as many as 21 pts the Pistions couldn't hold off Boston and eventually fell in OT. Detriot will have one more chance to end the losing streak against the Raptors before the end of the year. Nikola Jokic put up his third career perfect-shooting triple-double, tying Wilt Chamberlain for the most in NBA history. Behind Anthony Edwards season high 44 pts the Timberwolves beat the Mavs without Luka.