A podcast where Deon Franklin, VJ Johnson, and Taylor Call bring to you all the latest news and commentary in Basketball with a more in-depth look at the NBA! Two former Marquette University Basketball walk-ons together with a lifetime basketball fan make for a perfect combination of seriousness, fun, and hot takes! Come listen to us and follow us on social media @the.daggerpodcast
Hot "NBA" Summer!
It is a Hot "NBA" Summer everybody!!! The finals just ended, the Golden State Warriors are yet again the new NBA Champions after defeating the Boston Celtics in six games, Curry finally gets his first NBA Finals MVP and fourth ring. The crew is back to give you all their takes on what went wrong and what went right during these Finals and some takes on the repercussion that stemmed from the Warriors winning this championship. That is not all though because tomorrow the NBA Draft is already here and next week free agency opens so a lot of content for us to speak on. On this episode, after covering the Finals we will also give you our Pre-Draft analysis of all the top prospect and give you a few hidden gems and potentially great fits that we see from the players in the Draft this year.
We're Going Going, Back Back, To Cali Cali
We're Going Back To Cali!!! On Thursday the NBA Finals will start featuring the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics. The series will start in California with a highly anticipated Game 1, and we are here to give you the full breakdown of how we see this matchup going, who are the X-Factors, and who in our eyes will come out on top at the end. Before this though, we will review the conference finals that saw the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat sent home! What went wrong and what went right in those series? We will give you all the answers to these questions in this week's episode of the Dagger Basketball Podcast!
West Coast Flow & East Coast Grit
In this week's episode of the Dagger Basketball Podcast, the crew will analyze all of the series of the second round of the NBA Playoffs from the crazy seven game series that saw the two finals teams from last year get knocked out of the playoffs on the same day to the more "chill" series that saw the Miami Heat and the Golden State Warriors prevail. then the guys will preview the Conference Finals matchup, which are looking very promising and entertaining. At the beginning of the episode there will also be a segment on the Joker and his MVP Award and whether or not him receiving this honor back-to-back years brings down the value of the award itself.
Who Will Make It To The Conference Finals?
What an amazing first couple of games we had in Round Two of the NBA Playoffs this past week in each of the four series. To help us cover the games we decided to bring in some reinforcements, Deon's brother Tristan Lord and Papa Franklin will join us and bring a fresh perspective on how they believe the playoffs have been going and where they will go from now. Will the Miami Heat Sweep the Philadelphia 76ers? Will Luka pull off some magic to turn this series around? Who will come out on top between Celtics and Bucks? And will the Warriors actually beat the Grizzlies? This is and much much more in this week's episode of the Dagger!
Road To The Finals Starts Now
Off we go!!! The First Round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs started this past weekend with some amazing games, extraordinary individual and team performance, and with one huge surprise in Game 1 of one of the series. No shot anyone could have predicted that one. The crew will review all the first games for each series while reacting to some of the best and worst performances from the weekend. Additionally, the guys will also give their All-NBA Teams and All-Defense Teams in the second part of the episode.
Playoffs Are Back!
It is NBA Playoffs time everybody and they are shaping up to be extra spicy this year with rivalries and epic first round matchups between superstars. But first there are the Play-In games to cover because we have some great games going on in these couple of days. These teams are fighting for a spot in the playoffs, and we will breakdown the different games and scenarios that come with this Play-In tournament. Additionally, we will preview the four Playoff matchups that we already know will happen starting this Saturday.