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Ep. 34: WNBA Playoffs, #WCW Liz Cambage, L.A. Sparks woes and NBA on the way.

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In this episode, we go deep into the WNBA playoffs and the continuing issues that plague the league, including the no home court game for the L.A. Sparks and the coaching conundrum that is Derek Fisher. We also shower our #WCW Liz Cambage with praise of her career as her season comes to an end with the Las Vegas Aces defeat at the hands of the Washington Mystics. Also, the NBA is less than a month away from tip-off and we look to social media to find stories of fuckery from these soon to be on-court players.

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Sports Stories
The Athletic writer Sabreena Merchant - Candace Parker’s benching leaves a sour note at the end of the Sparks’ season

L.A. Times Sports Columnist Arash Markazi - The Sparks shouldn’t be forced out of Staples Center for the WNBA Playoffs

Social:
Shams still doing interviews with Dwight Howard about his 2012-13 season with the Lakers and his “ego” - https://www.instagram.com/p/B22M1mBlCg6/

“I think Connecticut is a very good team, but to sweep us – I don’t know if I would go that far. So I think that’s where we gotta start asking ourselves questions as to why that happened.” -CParker https://www.instagram.com/p/B2vStAzgRT2/

Coach Fisher heavily criticized - Jackie MacMullen

Ep. 30: #WomenWinning, Male Athletes in Crisis, and Kobe Beef

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This episode we talk about the #WNBA playoffs, Elena Delle Donna and Kia Nurse debut new fall footwear with signature sneakers for Nike and Jordan Brand. We also discuss the male athlete’s summer meltdowns and Kobe beefs with Shaq and Shaq drags Dwhite, in another episode of As The NBA Turns Soap Opera.

Ep. 29: Chicken Sandwich, Dwight Howard, and Jay-Z To The Rescue.

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As the Mystics, Suns and Aces, clinch a spot in the #WNBA playoffs, a spicy chicken sandwich was birthed to save America. We breakdown Dwight Howard, the heir apparent, and other potential players for Boogie Cousins spot on the Lakers. And Jay-Z is a Business, Man. His partnership with the NFL leaving lots of questions, confusion and exasperation by fans.

REPLAY: Special Guest Josiah Johnson

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REPLAY: The Hoops Talk are on summer break and will be replaying episode 25, featuring special guest Josiah Johnson.

Josiah Johnson is easily considered one of the kings of #NBATwitter. His career shifted from playing basketball to creating satirical content about the game he loves.

In this discussion, he breaks down #NBATwitter, social media, and his animated comedy series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, on Comedy Central. It was a show ahead of its' time, featuring what Josiah called "a great pot of gumbo" of creators, including Michael Starrbury (When They See Us), Carl Jones (The Boondocks), Devon Shepard(Being Mary Jane) & Erykah Badu(Music Icon).

Ep. 26: Hot Summer Hoops with Special Guests

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On episode 26 of The Hoops Talk we welcome two special guests, John Anin, founder and curator of Protect Home Court, an Instagram community showcasing basketball courts from around the world, and Mark Bland, the host of Sports Talk with Mark on The Good News Radio & Podcast.
With Mercury in Retrograde, the show starts off with a few technical malfunctions, but we quickly rebound and make a fast break into action. Topics include our Summer Spotify playlist, Hot Hoops Talk Summer, curated by fans of our show, dealing with Internet Trolls, Sports Trivia, and current stories sourced from Social.

Ep. 25: Special Guest Josiah Johnson, King of The Internet

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Big Episode #25 we are joined with writer, director, creator and King of the Internet, Josiah Johnson @kingjosiah54. He discusses his Comedy Central animated show, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, his reign on #NBATwitter, and his successes and challenges of making it in the entertainment business in La La Land.

The Hoops Talk: Independence Day & Kawhi Not?

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On episode 23, Liz & Karen celebrate the fourth of July with headlines from social media, which include Colin Kaepernick and Nike, Maya Moore’s calling to reform America’s justice system, Sue Bird’s ode to her girlfriend, Megan Rapinoe in The Player’s Tribune and a recall of Firework f*ckery.

Next up is The Good, The Bad and the Ugly outcomes from this summer’s NBA Free Agency and the Kawhi Leonard dilemma that puts 3-key teams on hold, including the Los Angeles Lakers.

In response to recent social media trolling about The Hoops Talk lack of Carmelo Anthony coverage, Liz & Karen do a Wikipedia deep dive on Anthony’s life and basketball career.

And the Ladies end by handing out Time Out’s to Toronto Raptors fans, #Kawhi Watch, and the entire NBA Free Agency drama.

Ep. 22 NBA Free Agency F*ckery and Summer Shade

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On this episode, we invite special guest Mykell the PG, co-host of The Courtside Radio Show and Zach Feintuch, co-creator and lead creative copywriter of Herman's Hell to discuss the state of the 2019 NBA Free Agency as we head into the start of the trades.

We also go over the results of our Twitter Social Experiment: First Basketball Movies that come to mind, discuss the juicy parts of Andre Iguodala's memoir, The Sixth Man, and the unpack travel woes of the WNBA.

Ep. 20 Basketball: BIG NEWS ALERT, The KD Factor, WNBA Woes and WTF JORTS.

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BIG NEWS ALERT at the top of the show!

On the day before the NBA Finals Game 5, the potential elimination of the Warriors by the Raptors, we discussed Game 4 and all the drama surrounding the series, including banning player abuser Mark Stevens, bleeding eyeballs, and Beyhive being extra. We also demand respect for the WNBA and app support. Keanu Reeves winning 2019 and wtf with JORTs.

Ep. 19 Basketball: NBA Finals, WNBA, The Real MVP and Lakers 2.0

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The NBA Finals kicked off and The Raptors routed The Warriors in Toronto for Game 1. Drake once again proved to be the MVP of these championships with his Trolling at an all time high. Liz attended her first WNBA game as a newbie L.A. Sparks fan and felt the joy and pride of the WNBA. Other topics include Killa Mode Klay, Lakers 2.0, and Alladin’s Sultan gets a time out!

Ep. 18 Basketball: Kawhi vs. Giannis, WNBA Season, NBA All Team and Draaaaakkke???

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The Golden State Warriors wait to see who they will meet in the NBA Championship Finals while the battle for Eastern Conference Finals continues. Who will be the victor between Kawhi and Giannis? WNBA season starts and we will be covering the coverage. NBA All Team snubs, and Drake is the Raptors 6th man. #HoopsHive

Ep. 17 Basketball: NBA Conference Finals, Live Tweeting and Protesting the Lakers Protest.

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The East and West NBA Conference Finals are locked and we talk about Game 7’s, Curry vs. Curry and what teams will make it to the 2019 NBA Championships. We also discuss the NBA Draft Lottery, live tweeting the NBA Playoffs, the Lakers Fan Protest and much more.

Ep. 15 Basketball: Final Fantasy, NBA Playoffs, and So Many Feelings on Social Media.

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Fantasy Basketball has ended and we discuss how we ended up in our leagues. Next up is the NBA Playoffs and we share some of our predictions. Lastly, there was a whole lot happening in the culture, and it all spilled out on social media, like a best friend and a cup of tea.

Ep 14. Basketball: Statistically Eliminated, March Madness is Cancelled, and High Tech

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It’s Spring Break and Karen drove to L.A. for our first in-person recording. Nestled into our Producer’s makeshift studio, a.k.a. his clothes closet, we unpack our final week of Fantasy Basketball, discuss NBA playoffs, March Madness, the Apple Event and much more.

Ep. 12 Basketball: Tips for Life and Basketball

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As we head to the NBA playoffs, Liz and Karen's fantasy league heads into the final weeks of league play. Tips are handed out, Anonymous Knicks Fan 922 gets into a standoff with Oscar Award Winner Spike Lee, Tristan Thompson is Trash and much more social around the horn.