Welcome back to CSPN’s Know the Score !
This week, we discuss the NBA Finals, which saw a turnaround by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Games 5 & 6 to even up the series and force Game 7. Next, a debate about conspiracies surrounding the NBA— are the games really “rigged“? Plus, we talk about the recently aired 5-part documentary “OJ: Made In America” and more off-season signings and shenanigans in the NFL.
All of this, plus our nominees for the weekly #KTSPod awards.
Cast your votes on twitter using the hashtag #KTSPolls.
For our 51st episode, we pull back the curtain and welcome to the panel our co-creators and producers Melanie (@Beauty_Jackson) and Classick (@classickmateria) to the program, along with Nubyjas (@nwilborn19).
This week’s episode is moderated by Jessy (@thatssojessy).
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Play of the Week nominee
- Croatia’s Luka Modric scoring against Turkey
- Shawn Livingston puts Richard Jefferson on a poster with a monster dunk in Game 5
- Braves’ Freddie Freeman’s 11th inning single completes first cycle in MLB this season, first for Atlanta in eight years.
- Lebron rejects Curry in the 4th quarter of Game 6
*BONUS: Whoever made the vine of Steph Curry submitting the #runningmanchallenge
Ride the Pine nominees
- NBA Twitter for insisting that LeBron is a crybaby (even Mo Speights!), a “bitch”, and entitled.
- Pete Rose, for trying to discount Ichiro’s pre-MLB career hits from Japan. He’s mad that he’s now second all-time, or as the Japanese call him, “The Hit Queen”.
- Russian Athletic Federation track team for doping
- Jay Z for not letting Beyonce support her boyfriend in peace
Score of the Week nominees
- 84- Number of points Cleveland’s big three in Game 5
- 4,257- Ichiro Suzuki’s career hits total, surpassing Pete Rose for most all-time in baseball*.
- 10 – The number of minutes Ayesha Curry complained on twitter from the bus.
- 41 pts, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals – Lebron’s stat line from Game 5
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About the Know the Score team:
“Crossfitter, born again Runner & craft beer lover. multimedia sports journalist. Here to incite, enlighten, & entertain.” Nubyjas is a health/fitness & food reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat.
Follow Nubyjas on twitter @nwilborn19
Tyler Ball has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience covering intercollegiate sports, particularly at the Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) of our nation.With over 10 years of service at N.C. A&T State University, Tyler has had access to some of the best athletes over the past 20 years. Tyler is a Sports Media Journalist and blog contributor whose work has been featured in the Associated Press, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated.
Follow Tyler on twitter @taball1
“I consider myself a sports super nerd. I’m #HTTR and #BeatDook till I die.” Member of the #RampantBlackNeckaryCrew. Don is also the co-host of CSPN’s pro wrestling podcast The WrassleCast.
Follow Don on twitter @DonDelarente