72 minutes | May 16th 2019

LTSSP 008 - NBA Draft, NBA Playoffs, Marijuana And Sports Medicine

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Justin and Tommy discuss the NBA playoffs including the Bucks and Raptors, Warriors and Blazers, the NHL playoffs (Bruins, 'Canes, Sharks, Blues), the NBA Draft (Zion + Pelicans), Xavien Howard the highest paid CB, hope for women's hockey, the Champions League, and marijuana as a medicinal treatment for athletes. All this, plus some awesome lightning round questions submitted by Brian and Ash!00:01:54 Shwaggerz Says Sorry00:02:40 Ending to 76ers / Raptors / Kawhi Leonard shot heard ‘round the world!00:03:50 Game 1 Bucks vs Raptors - does Kawhi still have the magic?00:04:24 Brooke Lopez00:04:51 The Bucks are just taller - would the Warriors have a problem guarding them?00:05:57 The Western Conference Finals are kind of a letdown00:07:00 Owner of Golden State doesn’t seem to care that Kevin Durant might be leaving00:08:00 How do the Celtics get Kevin Durant?00:09:06 Pelicans have the #1 pick and will probably draft Zion - but how does that even work?00:10:00 Anyone who goes to the Lakers right now is going to struggle - but will they trade everything to get Zion?00:12:02 There’s a good anti-tanking strategy by the NBA now00:14:02 NHL Playoffs - the Bruins, one game away from sweeping the ‘Canes - How old are these guys?00:15:39 San Jose advancing past the Avalanche was very questionable00:16:34 Sharks may be going to the Finals - but do the Blues even have any business being this far into the playoffs?00:17:57 Do the Bruins have an edge because of playoff experience?00:19:25 Xavien Howard (25 year old) on the Miami Dolphins is now the highest paid CB in the NFL00:21:43 Is CB that high value of a position?00:23:33 The Dolphins need to fix their offense first00:23:57 Josh Rosen and the Cardinals - such an odd miscommunication00:25:34 Yankees have wayyyy too many people on the IR right now - but they’re still winning (!)00:26:51 The Cubs have been on a winning streak00:27:47 Christian Yelich and his home run total (16 already) + the Juicin’ era of baseball00:29:54 Jose Canseco’s steroid reveal / baseball players are better now00:31:00 Why is the NFL policy so anti-weed for injured players?00:31:42 The NHL has one of the best marijuana policies for their players00:33:16 The effects of alcohol vs the effects of marijuana00:35:23 All the old wrestlers were drunk in every match, in a way they were self-medicating00:37:23 Should marijuana be legalized across all sports for injuries? + effects of heavy drinking and Ricky Williams00:39:57 The NHL might be the most progressive league00:40:20 Champions League final in soccer - Liverpool beat Barcelona!!!! All English final00:41:36 Could aggregate scoring be used in the NFL for the playoffs?00:44:56 So many other playoffs (MLB, NHL, NBA) have multiple games per series - why not the NFL?00:46:33 Helmets in football - why doesn’t Tom Brady want to update his helmet?00:49:45 The search for a TE on the Patriots post-Gronk - does Gronk come back out of retirement?00:51:43 LB Jamie Collins is probably going back to the Patriots00:53:21 Women’s Hockey League - they need more pay and they are severely under-funded - there is a genuine crisis for professional athletes00:56:03 Watching the NHL in the ‘80s, it used to be really hard to see the puck on TV00:57:41 It’s shocking that the Canada Women’s Hockey League folded00:59:32 The Lingerie League is depressing as hell01:00:16 Lightning round - favorite Avenger and how would they play in the NFL?01:01:53 Lightning round - what’s the worst sports movie?01:03:56 Lightning round - Thoughts on current MNF announcers01:07:16 Lightning round - Best TD celebration?01:09:24 Lightning round - Most clutch NBA player of all time?
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