The NBA’s future is brightening, with talks accelerating around who, where, when and how the league will return following the months-long coronavirus shutdown. But with so many details still to be sorted out, the Hollywood Hoops crew took the opportunity to look back into the Los Angeles Lakers’ storied past with a hot new track about seven-time champion Robert Horry.
On this week’s episode, Eric Pincus and Josh Martin welcome in Saint Cassius—a musician, recording artist and independent music publisher and producer—to talk about his latest release, “Robert Horry Freestyle.” Our co-hosts pick Cassius’ brain on growing up a fan of John Starks and the New York Knicks in the Bronx, working with the likes of Trey Songz, Fabolous and J.Cole; and, of course, why he put together a song about “Big Shot Bob.” Eric also takes the opportunity to float his argument about Horry’s Hall-of-Fame case, with a focus on the team success the famed forward enjoyed during his 16-year career and the pivotal part he played in the Lakers, Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs each winning multiple titles with him in the lineups.
Eric and Josh then get back to the timely business of considering the NBA’s restart. With Disney World in Orlando looking like the clear frontrunner in the race to be the league’s hub, what logistics still need to be worked out? Will all 30 teams return for some semblance of a regular season? Should the NBA skip straight to the playoffs, based on the 16 teams currently in the field in each conference? Or is there a solution in between that makes sense? And, given Adam Silver’s long-running affinity for incorporating aspects of the soccer world into basketball, could the Association see some form of group play incorporated into a COVID-crunched postseason?
Catch up on all that and more in the latest #HollywoodHoops!
00:00 – Saint Cassius on “Robert Horry Freestyle”
24:59 – The Latest in NBA’s Return Plan
35:41 – Postseason in the Time of Corona
46:28 – Traditional Playoffs? Group Play? A Play-In Tournament?