Listen to Go4it! Guest: Hall of Famer Alex English

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. We will be joined by Hall of Famer Alex English, who will discuss the conference finals, Rockets playoff struggles, the future of the Nuggets, Joel Embiid struggles in the playoffs, Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, and so much more!

Show starts tonight @ 7pmest

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Great courtside angle of Leonard’s amazing shot(VIDEO)

Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beating, series-clinching shot against the 76ers to send the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals was ridiculous, and it is was one of the greatest shots in NBA history.

Never has a seven-game series ended in this manner, which makes this shot even more special.

We have seen so many different angles of this shot, but I think we may have just found one of the best.

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Listen to Go4it! Guest: Senior VP of Orlando Magic Pat Williams

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. Senior Vice-President of the Orlando Magic will join us, Pat Williams, who will discuss his new book “Character Carved in Character” and also we will get his thoughts on the Orlando Magic, NBA playoffs, Markelle Fultz, Magic Johnson, Andrew Toney,  and so much more!

Show starts today at 11 am.

Why the Raptors need to get to the NBA Finals this year

Over the past few seasons, the Toronto Raptors have had a lot of success. Since 2015, they have put together three straight seasons of 50 plus wins or more, an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2016, and a franchise-best 59 wins this season, which was the best record in the Eastern Conference.

With all that success, the Raptors have to break through and get to the NBA Finals. And the way things look in the Eastern Conference, this season, 2018 seems like the right time to do it.

The two teams that were expected to battle it out for Eastern Conference supremacy are not the same. Cleveland has the one man Toronto has no answer for and that’s LeBron James, but this year’s Cavs team is very beatable. While the Celtics, who are the second-seed in the Eastern Conference, had all the makings of a team that could get to the Finals before Kyrie Irving was ruled out for the playoffs with a knee injury.

However, here’s the real reason why the Raptors need to get to the Finals this year. The Philadelphia 76ers are coming. They have a young nucleus in Joel Embiid, 24, Ben Simmons, 21, Dario Saric, 24, and Markelle Fultz, 19. Philly won 52 games this season, and are ahead of schedule. Plus, according to Spotrac.com, they will have close to $30 million in cap space and a potential lottery pick(If Lakers pick is 1, or below pick 5) this summer, which could make them appealing to a certain King in Cleveland.  Based on the way they are playing right now, Philly is going to be a tough out in these playoffs.

Also, the Boston Celtics are going to be another team that will be tough to beat moving forward. They have Irving and Gordon Hayward coming back next season. Plus, they have young studs in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and they have the possibility of getting a top-five pick(Lakers pick via trade if it is 2-5) in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The Celtics and the 76ers look like they will be fixtures at the top of the Eastern Conference for years to come. We might have a 1980’s remix when the 76ers and Celtics battled it out during that decade.

With Cleveland struggling, and Boston depleted due to injuries. The time is now for Toronto. Plus, their two best players DeMar DeRozan, 28, and Kyle Lowry, 32, are not getting any younger. So,  If Toronto does not get to the NBA Finals this year, they may not ever get there for years to come.

 

Kellerman: ‘Steph right now is a bigger loss than the Spurs not having Kawhi'(WATCH)

Coming into the 2018 NBA playoffs, both the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs are depleted.

The Warriors’ Steph Curry is expected to miss the first-round after injuring his left knee, while the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard has played in only nine games this season due to a right quad injury. No word if Leonard will be available at any point in these playoffs.

The Warriors, who are the 2nd seed in the Western Conference, will face the 7th seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first-round of the playoffs. Game 1 will be on Saturday at Oracle Arena.

Obviously, the Warriors still have Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson, which will make it very difficutl for the Spurs to win this series.

Which loss is greater Curry or Leonard?

ESPN’s Max Kellerman gave his thoughts on ESPN’s First Take today:

The answer is pretty obvious. Kawhi Leonard is the Spurs best player, so it’s going to be very difficult for San Antonio to win without him.  Regarding the Warriors, you can argue that their best player will still be on the court in Durant. Therefore, they could make a long run in the playoffs without Curry.

 

Listen to Go4it! Guest: NBA Playoff talk w/ Rider Univ Asst Basketball coach Marlon Guild

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it. Expected to be joined by Rider University assistant basketball coach Marlon Guild who will give his take on the upcoming NBA playoffs.  Can the Warriors repeat? Who is coming out of the East? Can Philly get to the NBA Finals? Will LeBron get an 8th straight NBA Finals? Is it the year of the Raptors? Will Houston supplant GSW in the West?

All that and more!

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LaMarcus Aldridge on the move?

Could the LaMarcus Aldridge era in San Antonio be over? Aldridge, who signed a 4-year, 84 million dollar deal with the Spurs in 2015, could be had for a top 10 pick, according Sam Amico.  

Aldridge did have some struggles last season in San Antonio. He reportedly was upset with his role.

According to Amico, the Sacramento Kings could be the destination for Aldridge. The Kings have picks 5 and 10.

This should be fun!

Jerry West denies talking to the Clippers

The great Jerry West was not only a great player, but a great NBA executive too! As an executive, West helped build the “Showtime” Lakers, and helped put together the championship Lakers of the early 2000s. West would eventually go to the Memphis Grizzlies, and currently is an executive board member of the Golden State Warriors. Now, there are rumors that West could be on his way to the Clippers.

However, West denied that he has talked to the Clippers. When asked about going to the Clippers, West told TMZ Sports, with a smile “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” 

Maybe West is telling the truth; maybe he is not. In the end, Jerry West can help the Clippers or any team for that matter. West contract with the Warriors ends in July.