To open the podcast, we spend about 10 minutes with Knicks’ point guard Frank Ntilikina to talk about his adjustment to the NBA, how Jarrett Jack and Jeff Hornacek help him out, and about running the pick-and-roll with Kristaps Porzingis.
We also discuss how Ntilikina is getting used to the NBA trend of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the locker room — that’s not something served in France (where he was born and played until this season). Ntilikina is helping The Boys & Girls Clubs of America raise money, promoting the fact every time anyone uses #PBJLikeAPro on social media, Jif and Smuckers will donate $1 to the Club (up to $10,000).
After that, Dan Feldman from NBC Sports joins me to break down the Christmas Day games — Joel Embiid vs. Kristaps Porzingis to open the slate of five games (well, if both are healthy), then Cavaliers at Warriors have a rematch of the last three NBA Finals (and it could be a preview of the 2018 Finals, too). From there it’s Houston vs. Oklahoma City, Washington vs. Boston, and on through the day until the Timberwolves face the Lakers at the end of the night.
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