Incorrect Basketball Knowledge –– Episode 1 January 19, 2010

Lakers & Warriors

UPDATE:  Apparently we’ve received pretty mediocre reviews with Episode 1, so if you’re listening to us for the first time try Episode 2 (our Super Bowl podcast) or Episode 3 (our next NBA podcast where we’re much improved).  Episode 1 is here for historical purposes only.

Download the first episode of Incorrect Basketball Knowledge directly here (right click and “save link as” to download) or go to the podcast page here.

Or check us out on iTunes if we can figure out how to get it up there.

UPDATE:  We’re on iTunes here!

Show is pretty much two guys who think they know enough about the Lakers (Justin) and the Warriors (Steven) to discuss it.

Hosted by Justin Eakins and Steven Vu

Episode contains:

  • Expectations for the Lakers
  • Expectations for the Warriors
  • Top 10 Pacific Division Players
  • Big Finish (or lack of Big Finish)

We’ll try to do better next time.

Please leave us a comment on what we can improve or what you liked or send us an email at

More after the jump.

Oh mentioned in the podcast is Effective Field Goal %, which is (FG + 0.5 *3P) / FGA.   This statistic adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal. For example, suppose Player A goes 4 for 10 with 2 threes, while Player B goes 5 for 10 with 0 threes. Each player would have 10 points from field goals, and thus would have the same effective field goal percentage (50%). – Taken from

Justin’s Top 10 Pacific Division Players

  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. Pau Gasol
  3. Steve Nash
  4. Monta Ellis
  5. Amare Stoudemire
  6. Tyreke Evans
  7. Andrew Bynum
  8. Chris Kaman
  9. Baron Davis
  10. Correy Maggette

Steven’s Top 10

  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. Steve Nash
  3. Pau Gasol
  4. Amare Stoudemire
  5. Chris Kaman
  6. Monta Ellis
  7. Tyreke Evans
  8. Andrew Bynum
  9. Kevin Martin
  10. Baron Davis

Some videos mentioned in the podcast:

Chris Bosh used car salesman:

Chris Bosh “Iron Claw”:

Baron Davis Roller Skating:

Dunk where defender falls into the crowd (not Shannon Brown)

Sundiata Gaines (10 day contract D-leaguer) game winner:

Chuck Hayes free throw:

Shawn Marion Shot:

Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 9:41 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Cool podcast guys.

    They need to get Nate Robinson outta the dunk contest. If they want another small guy they should choose Ronnie Price, remember his dunk on Boozer in preseason a few years ago?

    Some future ideas for possible talking points:

    -Joakim Noah’s shot
    -The New Jersey Net’s chances against a college team
    -Tracy McGrady situation
    -Kobe’s shabby 3pt %
    -Future of the Pacific, sun’s decline? lakers dominance? Kings upcoming? Blake Griffin & Oden’s parallelisms

  2. Thanks Prison legend.

    Any thoughts on the top 10?

  3. Decent job on the podcast fellas. Here’s a few things I liked and didn’t like.

    The topics were pretty good.
    I agree with “most” of your top ten.
    The intro music was awesome.

    Try to have research open/available already, so you don’t have to dig around during the podcast.
    A little more arguing would make things interesting. It’s just you two guys, so you should find more stuff to disagree about (why PTI works so well). Try to come up with things you guys disagree about before the podcast and focus on them.

    As for the top 10, why is Gasol so high? I know he’s good, but dude missed like 1/4 of the games this season. Also, one of the criteria, defense, is something he lacks. He gets his blocks on help D for the most part. Was I the only one that saw him essentially move out of Shaq’s way when they played the Cavs? It’s also the same reason why they lost against the Celtics in the finals and why Bynum had to step up to stop Dwight last year. I would definitely rate Kaman higher than Gasol at this point of the season if only for the fact that numbers are similar and he’s not a defensive liability. Gasol usually gets a pass on defense because Bynum makes up for a lot of what he lacks.

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