On this episode of Gold State of Mindcast, we went deep into the All-Star rosters for the Western Conference and the Leastern Conference (the “minor leagues” as Nate called them), as well as checked in on the state of the Warriors after a strange roadtrip. As always, we had a blast.
[Annotated list of topics. As always, add some time if blogtalk inserts an advertisement[
0:30 - The Warriors have four players on the 2017 NBA All-Star team! Who was the biggest snub? Would you have left off any of the Dubs’ four?
7:00 - Bram is so in love with Joel Embiid, that he wants to switch him out for DeAndre Jordan in the West.
11:00 - The fact that Mike Conley played in high school and college with Greg Oden and how crazy it is that he’s had such a better NBA career.
13:30 - Bram is looking for small bright spots in humanity, including the fact that Carmelo Anthony did not make the NBA All-Star team.
15:30 - Anecdote about Kemba Walker dancing as a youth in NYC.
17:00 - Extended Joel Embiid love-fest.
24:00 - The NBA is chockfull of compelling international players. Don’t build that wall. Seriously. Let’s embrace immigrants instead of vilifying them, as evidenced by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, and Kristaps Porzingis.
27:40 - Have the Warriors been “scuffling since David West went out?”
31:00 - “I’m so over regular season games at this point.”
34:00 - Kerr vs. Popovich possibility in the WCF as the most intriguing part of the playoffs, not a potential Cavaliers rematch.
38:00 - We spent awhile talking about how much we hate the Clippers, and how they flop, leading us to googling worst flop videos ever.