Eye on Basketball Podcast: Warriors, villains and dunk contests
Zach Harper and Ethan Sherwood Strauss discuss the Golden State Warriors, the new dunk contest, and tangents about movie villains and the Winter Olympics.
Ethan Sherwood Strauss joins me to discuss the Golden State Warriors after their nationally televised win over the Chicago Bulls. The "full squad" mantra of the Warriors is incorrect, according to Ethan, so we talk about what the problems are with the team and where it can get better. Why is the Warriors' offense so bland? Why is the bench so bad? What happened to Klay Thompson and his ability to make shots? Is Charles Barkley right about Stephen Curry's shooting?
Then we jump into the dunk contest. The tweaks about making it a team event and the participants joining this season may have turned the dunk contest back into a must-see event at All-Star weekend. Why is Damian Lillard in the event? Will he mimic the performances of Steve Francis from dunk contest's past? Is Paul George the favorite? What will Harrison Barnes do? Was the Jason Richardson vs. Desmond Mason battle the best dunk-off in contest history?
We discuss all of this, plus go off on tangents about the Winter Olympics, movie super villains, and Matt Moore joins to explain an awful night in photoshopping.
You can follow Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Twitter at @sherwoodstrauss.
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