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ON BLAST PODCAST S3 E9 – NBA FINALS & CHILL

In this episode Sheldon and Webster talk about the NBA Finals and the Cavs chances at coming back during this series as well as:

00 – NBA FINALS: IS THE SERIES OVER? IS KD THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NBA?
22:30 – PK SUBBAN VS SIDNEY CROSBY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND SMASHVILLE
30:00 – IF THE WARRIORS SWEEP THE CAVS, IS THIS GOOD FOR THE NBA?
36:00 – WHAT SHOULD THE RAPTORS DO THIS OFF SEASON
44:00 – WEBBY IS READY FOR THE NFL & HOW GOOD IS JOSH DONALDSON
48:35 – WHAT SHOWS ARE WE WATCHING?
50:30 – WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING THE CHALLENGE CHAMPS VS PROS

Also for more on LeBron and the NBA Finals:

https://onblastpodcast.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/i-was-going-to-write-about-the-nba-finals-but-then/

And the Toronto Raptors offseason:

https://onblastpodcast.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/masai-ujiri-kyle-lowry-kendricks-and-loyalty/

Let us know what you think and follow us on twitter
@ShelAlexander and @awebster84

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Hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to #TellYoFriends

 
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ON BLAST PODCAST S3 E5 – BROW AND BOOGIE

In this episode Sheldon and Webster tackle the DeMarcus Cousins deal that capped off NBA All Star Weekend.

00- Is Boogie Cousins worth the risk & WTF is going on with the Kings?
9:59 – Should the Raptors have traded for Boogie instead of Serge Ibaka?
20:17 – Can Buddy Hield be a star in the NBA?
24:30 – Examples of why the Kings traded Boogie
29:55 – Should the Lakers have traded Brandon Ingram from Cousins?
33:29 – Why the NBA stays winning…the storylines and THE DRAMA
38:40 – What other big names could be moved before the trade deadline?
39:50 – Could John Calipari leave Kentucky to join the Pelicans?

Let us know what you think and follow us on twitter
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JAMES JOHNSON PUTS BRANDON DAVIES #OnBlast & DRAKE’S GLASSES…

No need for stats, no need for any other type of breakdown because the above play tells you everything you need to know about the Raptors 120-88 beat down of the Sixers.  Your Toronto Raptors are now 6-1 after back to back blowout home wins and now sit all alone in first place in the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history.  The team formerly known as the Philadelphia 76ers were the latest victims of the #WeTheNorth movement thanks to a roster of names that could make up an entire episode of Charles Barkley’s favourite game “Who He Play For”.  Philly would have been better off running out Will Smith and Marcus Stokes from those Fresh Prince of Bel-Air basketball episodes.  In fact, the best thing that will happen for the Sixers this season actually took place on Friday night and it involved their injured top pick Joel Embiid

Other than Mr. Embiid’s best Bobby Shmurda impression,  the Sixers are pathetic, while the Raptors are the opposite right now.  DeMar and Kyle are cookin’, the bench squad is “going up” (on a Tuesday…and) each and every day and Terrence Ross is alive.  Next up, the Orlando Magic Tuesday night at the ACC in another game that will be featured all across the United States on NBA TV.  It’s a game that the #Raptors should win and hope to improve to 7-1 before their showdown Thursday night against the Bulls. That game will be a coming out party of sorts, to the entire NBA.  As it will be played in front of Charles, Kenny, Shaq, Ernie and the entire TNT crew, in the franchise’s first primetime regular season game on the NBA’s biggest stage since Vince Carter’s prime.  Things are looking good right now in Raptor land and everyone’s fired up including this guy…..

Like I always say, life in 2014….I’m really old and not that cool anymore…not at all.  But I think the Sixers twitter account summed things up best.

#OnBlast

@ShelAlexander

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KYLE LOWRY HELPS DEMAR DEROZAN ADD KELLY OLYNYK TO HIS COURT CUTS COLLECTION

For all of those people that were wondering if Kyle Lowry was going to fall back after signing a long term deal in the off season; well Mr. Lowry just answered with maybe his best regular season game in a Raptor uniform.  Lowry finished with 35 points on 12 of 17 shooting!!! Think about that for a second, it’s exactly like Kobe Bryant’s performance on Tuesday night….except the exact opposite.

But it wasn’t just about the points, the Raptors point guard did it all on a night when they were missing 3 out of 5 players in their starting line up.  Both Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson were out due to injuries, while Terrence Ross has been missing in action since last year’s playoffs.  But none of that was going to stop Lowry, even with his team facing an early double digit deficit.  Lowry’s 14 point 3rd quarter or even the above play to DeRozan will get most of the headlines.  But it was the charges, defensive intensity and just down right refusal to let his team lose that is quickly turning Kyle Lowry into Toronto’s favourite athlete.   It was the little things like making sure he got to the line when the team desperately needed to stop a run.  The slick passes that he kept on dropping to teammates for wide open looks.  He just seemed so locked in, that you just knew his last step back jumper was going in the moment he stepped over half court.   Lowry appeared to have everyone in awe of his performance.

Kyle Lowry was even trending worldwide by the end of the game and it’s only a matter of time before the Canadian media realizes that this #WeTheNorth movement is no joke.  The Toronto Raptors are off to their best start in a decade, but to prove that they are indeed for real, the wins will have to keep coming…maybe even at a faster pace than some of us are ready for…Right Drizzy Drake?

As always, just my thoughts.  Right or wrong, just what I’m feeling at the time.

#OnBlast

@ShelAlexander

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NEW RAPTORS SEASON, NEW WE THE NORTH VIDEO!!!

The most highly anticipated Raptors season since Vince Carter’s prime, begins tonight at the ACC against the Atlanta Hawks.  Yes the same Atlanta Hawks that released this terrible promo video featuring Rapper TI and the team’s CEO calling himself “Stevie K”  (https://onblastpodcast.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/atlanta-hawks-ceo-rapper-t-i-want-you-to-come-to-the-home-opener-fo-shizzle/) and basically what I’m saying is that the scoreboard already reads #Raptors 1, #Hawks 0.

Yes your Toronto Raptors are being predicted by most to repeat as Atlantic Division champions.  But while Coach Casey might want to temper expectations for his young and budding squad, here’s the reality.  For the first time in a long time, a GM in Toronto actually used the off season to address his team’s glaring holes.  Need more consistent scoring behind Kyle & DeMar or when TRoss gets cold? Enter Lou Williams.  Need a bigger wing to “try” to slow down the likes of LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony (or Joe Johnson in the playoffs SMH?!?!) enter James Johnson.   Adding even more depth on both ends of the floor is never a bad thing, especially to a team that is already built on the whole being greater than the sum of it’s parts.  But now lets take a closer look, at some of those parts.

Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas are both entering their 3rd seasons and thus should be ready to take their production to another level.  Greivis Vasquez and Patrick Patterson will once again lead a strong bench mob and by now, we all know what to expect from Toronto’s Mr. Hustle and Flow himself, Amir Johnson.

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But that still leaves the bulk of the expectations squarely on the shoulders of arguably the best back court in the NBA.  With all due respect to Dion Waiters, in the wise words of noted poet Shawn Carter “men lie, women lie, numbers don’t”.   The only back court duo last season to put up averages of at least 18-4-4 reside north of the border.  DeMar DeRozan will look to turn last year’s all-star game appearance into a yearly trend.  While Kyle Lowry is out to prove that his new contract did little to remove the chip on his shoulder.  Toronto’s pit bull PG is no doubt focused on joining his running mate during this year’s all star festivities.  But if his evolution into this generation’s Chauncey Billups is to continue, the thing that will matter the most will be the team’s continued success.   Something that this franchise has known very little about in their 20 year existence.

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A new season, with new expectations based off of the same old principles of defence and ball movement.  Add in a fan base that’s screaming to prove their place in not only their city, but their entire country…and the #WeTheNorth movement is alive and well.  So if that still “makes us outsiders…WE’RE IN”  Now if you can’t get hype for this season after watching this YouTube video, then I’m not sure if we can be friends.

Just my thoughts, right or wrong.  Just how I’m feeling at the time.

#OnBlast

@ShelAlexander

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