Welcome to the latest edition of the PBT Podcast — it’s playoff preview time.
Myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio take a look at all eight first round playoff matchups in the NBA. There are some that are pretty clear cut — Charlotte is not going to beat Miami, and the Mavericks got a terrible match for them in the Spurs.
However some series will be close. Watch the Raptors and Nets go deep, and Memphis is going to give Oklahoma City a handful. We also discuss if the Trail Blazers can jumpshoot their way past the Rockets. All of those and more. Everything you could want in one 30-minute preview.
LeBron James hasn’t been happy that Tristan Thompson is dating drama magnet Khloe Kardashian, and we hear that the teammates had a locker room showdown before the Cavs’ home opener game.
“Tristan isn’t taking any crap from his teammates anymore. As far as he’s concerned, Khloe’s coming to every damn game she chooses,” the insider reveals. “Tristan told LeBron straight up before last night’s game that Khloe was coming and that was that.”
There’s nothing wrong with LeBron, as a friend, advising Thompson about his personal life. They share an agent, Rich Paul, and that obviously means a lot to LeBron.
But at a certain point, LeBron should back off. Neither coworkers nor friends have a right to determine who someone dates.
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