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Basketball Forever Podcast
34 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
Talkin' The Western Conference Playoff Picture
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane talk about: · Team USA heading to Australia to play two games before the 2019 FIBA World Cup. · Are the Portland Trail Blazers and Oklahoma City Thunder legit? · The Western Conference Playoff picture. Have the eight teams been decided? · Biggest disappointments of the season.
35 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
Talkin' Pelicans And Blazers Taking Numbers, Kobe's Oscar And Lonzo Ball
On today’s episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane talk about: · The Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans surge up the Western Conference standings. · Lonzo Ball’s impressive recent form and growth on-court. · Has Ben Simmons widened the gap between him and Donovan Mitchell in the Rookie of the Year race? · Kobe Bryant winning an Oscar for ‘Dear Basketball’ · How Larry Nance Jr, Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson are fitting in with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
35 minutes | Feb 28, 2018
Talkin' All-Star Weekend, Anthony Davis, Houston Rockets And Kawhi Leonard
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane talk about: · All-Star Weekend and potential changes to the format of the weekend. · Anthony Davis’ ah-may-zing February and whether or not he can keep the Pelicans in the middle of the Western Conference playoff seedings. · Are the Houston Rockets the favourites in the Western Conference? · The weird Kawhi Leonard/Spurs situation. · Three Billboards outside of Cleveland, Ohio. · Was Zaza Pachulia’s drop on Russell Westbrook a dirty play?
31 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
Talkin' Kristaps' Injury, Blake Griffin And Warriors v Thunder
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane chat: · The OKC Thunder's 125 - 105 win over the Golden State Warriors · NBA All-Star Saturday Night preview. · Blake Griffin’s instant impact since being traded to the Detroit Pistons · Kristaps Porzingis’ injury -
35 minutes | Jan 29, 2018
Talkin' NBA All-Star Teams, Boogie's Injury And Coach LaVar
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - The 2018 NBA All-Star Teams - Potential competitors in the Dunk Contest and Three Point Shootout. - DeMarcus Cousins' season ending injury and what that means for the Pelicans - LaVar Ball’s coaching debut in Lithuania - Andre Roberson’s injury - Is Golden State v Boston the Finals series everyone wants to see now?
32 minutes | Jan 16, 2018
Talkin' NBA Fake Tough Guys, Warriors v Cavs And All-Star Returns
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - The bizarre post-match altercation where Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and James Harden snuck in a secret door to the Clippers locker-room for a "chat" with Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers - Takeaways from the Golden State Warriors 118-108 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. - Ben Simmons and Kyle Lowry's ejection and organizing to meet-up in the hallway. - The second returns from All-Star voting. - What NBA players should own a team when they retire. - Markelle Fultz's broken looking shot.
28 minutes | Jan 10, 2018
Are The Lakers About To Make A Move?
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Surprises from the first returns of the NBA All-Star Ballot. - Unrest in the Lakers locker-room and potential moves that the team may make before the trade deadline. - What's next for Andrew Bogut? - LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball's pro-debut. - The upcoming Sixers v Celtics game in London. - Kevin Durant's about to become the second youngest player to score 20,000 points.
30 minutes | Jan 4, 2018
Isaiah Thomas Is Back And Here Come The Cavs
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Isaiah Thomas' return and how he'll fit into the Cavs. Plus, what it means for Kevin Love's role offensively. - DeMar DeRozan has been en fuego lately - is it about time we considered the Raptors serious Eastern Conference contenders? - James Harden's injury and what that may mean for the Rockets in the short-term. - Steph Curry's impressive return from injury. - A record breaking day for Australians in the NBA.
30 minutes | Dec 27, 2017
Talkin' LeBron v KD, Celtics Slump And The MVP Race
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Should we consider Kevin Durant on the same level as LeBron James? - Is the Boston Celtics December slump something to worry about? - The NBA MVP race at the halfway mark of the season.
31 minutes | Dec 19, 2017
Who won the Knicks/Thunder Trade?
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement and the top-moments of his incredible career. - Two months into the season, who won the New York Knicks and OKC Thunder Carmelo Anthony trade? - Isaiah Thomas reportedly returning to the Cavs in January. - Vince Carter wanting to return to the Toronto Raptors at some point in his career and what are some other players we'd like to see retire in their original cities. - Should the All-Star Draft be telecasted?
34 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
Talkin' Victor Oladipo, Rockets Defense, B-Easy And Hayward's Return
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Victor Oladipo's rapid improvement and how he's developed into a legit NBA star. - Whether or not the Houston Rockets are legit contenders and how well they've improved this season on the defensive end. - The rumors surrounding LeBron James potentially heading to Houston as a free agent. - Michael Beasley fouling out in 10 minutes against the Atlanta Hawks. - Gordon Hayward potentially making a return to the Boston Celtics this season.
30 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Talkin' D-Wade, DeAndre Trade Rumors And Donovan Mitchell
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Dwyane Wade's role as the leader of the Cavs bench unit and how he's helped Cleveland go on their 11-game win streak. - The trade rumors surrounding DeAndre Jordan. - How Donovan Mitchell has lead the Utah Jazz throughout their Rudy Gobert-less period and looking ahead to their terrible December schedule. - Austin Rivers' $25K fine for clapping back at a fan. - Jamal Murray trolling Lonzo Ball. - Joel Embiid proclaiming that he's the best big-man in the NBA.
32 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
Talkin' Fizdale's Firing, LeBron v Simmons, Soaring Rockets And Cut Clippers
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - The Memphis Grizzlies surprise decision to fire Head Coach Dave Fizdale. - Ben Simmons' first match-up against LeBron James. - How Chris Paul and James Harden have silenced the critics proving that they can play together. - How injuries have derailed the Los Angeles Clippers season.
34 minutes | Nov 20, 2017
Donald Trump Isn't A Big Baller
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - The weird feud between LaVar Ball and Donald Trump. - Lonzo Ball's triple-double against the Phoenix Denver Nuggets and the reaction to him walking away from a fight against the Phoenix Suns. - The Golden State Warriors' big week including a loss against the Celtics, awesome come-from-behind win against the 76ers and win against the Brooklyn Nets. - The Most Improved Players of the season so far.
33 minutes | Nov 13, 2017
Talkin' Paul George, Detroit Pistons & Eric Bledsoe
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - Paul George's emergence as the #1 option on the Oklahoma City Thunder now that the OK3 are starting to find their feet. - Are the Detroit Pistons legit? - Eric Bledsoe's trade to the Milwaukee Bucks and what he adds to their promising core. - LeBron James' comments on the Knicks passing Dennis Smith Jr. in the NBA Draft. - When will the Boston Celtics' win-streak finish? - Lonzo Ball becoming the youngest player ever to drop a triple-double.
35 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
The Cavs And The Cavs Nots
On today's episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane chat about: - The Cleveland Cavaliers' struggles to start the season. - How the Boston Celtics have been able to get past Gordon Hayward's horrible injury and forge an eight-game win-streak to have the best record in the NBA right now. - James Harden's crazy 56 point game against the Utah Jazz. - Kristaps Porzingis proving that he's ready to be the face of the New York Knicks.
36 minutes | Oct 30, 2017
Boogie And Blake Are Finding Their Groove
Today on the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - DeMarcus Cousins' en fuego start to the NBA season and how well he and Anthony Davis are complimenting each-other. - How well Blake Griffin is embracing his role as the Clippers' go-to-guy. - The Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies' surprise starts to the NBA season. - With the Minnesota Timberwolves currently sitting at 3-3 with the worst defense in the NBA, did we expect too much from them this season?
33 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
It's Not Very Sunny in Phoenix
On the first ever episode of the Basketball Forever Podcast, Tom Read and Benyam Kidane discuss: - The drama surrounding the Phoenix Suns' firing of Head Coach Earl Watson and the subsequent trade demand from Eric Bledsoe. - The early form and performances from Rookie standouts Ben Simmons and Lonzo Ball. - Giannis Antetokounmpo's incredible start to the season. - Major early season injuries to players including Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Lin and Milos Teodosic and how they'll affect their team's seasons moving forward.
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