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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Open Floor takes you on a ride across the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Join hosts Michael Pina, Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkarni as they let their imaginations run free up and down the court and around the world. Welcome to the Open Floor Globe.

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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Open Floor takes you on a ride across the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Join hosts Michael Pina, Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkarni as they let their imaginations run free up and down the court and around the world. Welcome to the Open Floor Globe.

    Early Draft Storylines & the Lakers Mess

    Early Draft Storylines & the Lakers Mess

    In today’s episode, Rohan and Jeremy Woo discuss the latest drama with the Lakers, if Evan Mobley should have been the No. 1 pick, and look ahead to the 2022 NBA Draft. They also briefly discuss a hypothetical 3-on-3 tournament, and guess who the next wing player to win a Finals MVP will be. Jeremy also reveals himself to be a liar, and trolls Michael throughout the episode. 
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    • 58 min
    In Conversation: Spike Lee w/ SI's Chris Herring

    In Conversation: Spike Lee w/ SI's Chris Herring

    Open Floor's own Chris Herring sat down with legendary filmmaker Spike Lee at NYC's Strand book store to discuss his new book 'Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks', their own highs and low's with the team, and the future of basketball in NYC
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Championship Wannabes & Panic in Brooklyn

    Championship Wannabes & Panic in Brooklyn

    In today's episode, Michael and Rohan discuss Kevin Durant's sprained MCL, and wonder how worried the Nets should be not having their best player for the next 4-6 weeks. They then take a look at four very good albeit flawed teams (the Grizzlies, Mavericks, Sixers, and Nuggets) and debate which can actually win the title. Then they open up the mailbag and answer a couple questions about LeBron James before closing things out with a particularly bleak Rip City Royston Report
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Midseason Awards Picks and Herring's Spike Lee Moment

    Midseason Awards Picks and Herring's Spike Lee Moment

    On today’s episode, Rohan and Chris discuss Chris’s phone call with Spike Lee, who just had to get his hands on Chris's book, "Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks" which is maybe kind of sort of available now in bookstores? Then, the guys make their picks for the NBA’s midseason awards, and compare at least one NBA player to one of the most famous movie serial killers of all time. 
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Klay Thompson is Back & Kawhi Leonard is Coming

    Klay Thompson is Back & Kawhi Leonard is Coming

    In today's episode, Michael and Rohan react to Klay Thompson's triumphant return and wonder if it makes the Warriors clear title favorites or not. They then open up the mailbag and answer a few questions about Jamal Murray, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard's eventual comebacks to the court and how they will impact the Western Conference. Should the Celtics actually consider trading Jayson Tatum instead of Jaylen Brown or would that be very dumb? Also, why are the Hawks so disappointing? Then Michael predicts All-Star starters for the 2026-27 season.
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    All-Star Reactions & a Jaylen Brown Debate

    All-Star Reactions & a Jaylen Brown Debate

    On today's episode, Michael and Chris show Dirk Nowitzki some love and wonder if any active players will ever have an emotional jersey retirement ceremony that rivaled his. Then they analyze the first All-Star game fan vote release including their surprise snubs from the top ten and some odd players that were included. We then close out the show by debating a fake Jaylen Brown trade that Michael proposed in a recent column on SI.com. 
    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/01/07/celtics-hawks-trade-proposal-jaylen-brown-deandre-hunter-kevin-huerter
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Itay N. ,

Great NBA pod!

#team Sharp (for the profanity)
#enemy of the process (TTP)

Ben, you should analyse and get into advanced stats until Sharp goes to hyper profanity

RotemYi ,

Funny and intresting

All I need from a podcast - continue the amazing work!

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