Ball Junk Podcast Episode #24: NBA Season Preview 2016-2017


Finally! Episode 24 of the Ball Junk Podcast is here and no house fire is going to stop us this time. It’s our annual NBA preview where we make our predictions on who wins the divisions, who wins the Finals, who is Rookie of the Year and who is MVP. Plus, we discuss the NFL Season so far and see where our early predictions stand mid-season. We bring back a Ball Junk favourite too, it’s Real or Fake: Magic Johnson Tweets Part 2. We look at Balls Around the World, answer your Sack Time questions, Knucks gets the Gas Pedal and did Frankie really throw a dildo on the field? Download, subscribe and hit us with a 5 Star rating on iTunes so you can add value to your existence! Balls!

NOTE: The episode was mixed down promptly after a Cubs World Series victory. Congrats Cubs fans!

0:00:00 – Intro: House Fire Delay
0:11:30 – World Series Discussion
0:21:10 – NFL Discussion
0:47:15 – NBA Season Preview
1:12:00 – Real or Fake: Magic Tweets
1:16:20 – Balls Around the World
1:21:10 – Sack Time
1:36:40 – Gas Pedal / Outro / Go! Cubs! Go!

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  • devolutionary

    Glad to see everyone was OK from the fire. No gas-lighting from the Gasman?

    Tom Brady dildo-gate: Beautiful zoom-in at the game. Player reactions were hilarious.

    That was one of the best World Series finishes ever…and the defense/pitching was horrible. Everyone was running on fumes.

  • Lori Cerny

    Maddon should have stuck with his original pitching plan instead of pulling Hendricks so soon; Hendricks rallied after Baez made those two errors and he can field while Lester refuses to touch the ball after throwing it. Chapman looked so exhausted and I felt bad Maddon put him in the game.

    That was an AMAZING game and I’m still grinning just thinking about it.

  • Lori Cerny

    The outro Cubs song gave me chills.

    Thanks guys for another great podcast!

  • FranklinDelanoBluth

    Love the predictions Frank, nothing would make me happier than the Warriors missing the Finals altogether. Curry and Green are in my opinion the two most unbearable players in the league, however good they may be. I do think it might be the Pelicans at the bottom though, and not the Kings. Thanks for the episode!

  • Sam

    I’m a huge Maddon fan, being a lifelong fan of the Angels, but he made quite a few questionable decisions in Game 7, as well as pitching Chapman in Game 6 with a 5-run lead.

    Pulling Hendricks was a mistake, I agree, pulling Lester when he did, I felt was a mistake as well. I felt Lester should have finished that inning and Chapman should have came in to simply pitch the 9th. Calling a squeeze play with 2 strikes in the 9th inning was too big a risk to take. Luckily the Cubs still got the win but not Maddon’s greatest managed game.

  • Samb

    Frank on Ball Junk episode #24: “I hate all podcast ads.”

    Frank on Ball Junk episode #124: “Enter code FRANKIEKNUCKLES for two free snacks in your first delivery of NatureBox!”

  • Anthony

    Ghost is pretty bad.

  • Anthony

    Didn’t Westbrook sign an extension?