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Getting Ready for the NBA Off-Season with the WHAT Podcast

Rumors about the NBA off season are swirling! Tara and Kendyl are joined by Sabreena Merchant of Silver Screen and Roll to try and make sense of it all.

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The NBA Finals are over and the off season is upon us. Tara and Kendyl are back to speculate and chase down rumors on the Women’s Hoops And Talks (WHAT) Podcast. Where will LeBron James end up? What will be the downfall of the Golden State Warriors dynasty? And what can we learn about Jusuf Nurkic’s future plans from rumors out of Bosnia?

Then they are joined by Sabreena Merchant of Silver Screen and Roll. The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for (another) (possibly) huge off-season so we asked her who she thinks might sign on as a free agent, which of the younger players are most likely to stay if they have to shed salaries and will the Lakers earn a second straight championship at the 2018 NBA Las Vegas Summer League?

All this and more on the latest WHAT podcast.


3:00 Are the Warriors ruining basketball?

8:00 What will be the catalyst to end the Warrior’s dynasty?

12:00 C.J. McCollum is having a busy summer on twitter

15:15 The Philadelphia Twitter story

18:30 Free agency predictions

21:00 What will happen with Kawhi Leonard?

22:45 Rumors from Bosnia

24:00 Introducing Sabreena Merchant from Silver Screen and Roll

27:30 Laker’s off season: oh the possibilities

30:30 Lonzo Ball and (LaVar) stories

34:15 Which of the younger players are most likely to stay if there is a big shake up on their roster?

38:00 Lesser known Laker stories, moms, friendships and diss tracks

41:00 Can someone please explain the Uncle Drew movie?

42:45 Coach Walton

44:30 Jeanie Buss

46:15 Will the Lakers defend their 2017 Summer League Championship?

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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License