The Golden State Warriors are the defending NBA champions, and on Tuesday night they received their championship rings and raised the banner. It was an incredible night for the team and their fans, and Sal and Steiny talked about it in Podcast No. 43.
Steinmetz says the Warriors are gaming the system with their approach right now, exploiting the 3-point shot like no other team in NBA history. Castaneda says he can't believe that the Warriors now play the most entertaining style of basketball after years and years and years of indistinguishable losing.
The guys also talk about whether they'd rather have Stephen Curry or Anthony Davis, and both think it's pretty obvious.
Greg Papa is still very young, but he's approaching icon status when it comes to our generation's play-by-play men. Papa has done so much over the course of his career that it's tricky where to start. What he's doing now or what he did then?
We'll take the easy route and wing it, which means Sal and Steiny aren't going to the notes. Papa is the Oakland Raiders play-by-play announcer, and he had the honor and privilege to learn the game under one of the NFL's greatest minds and personalities: former Raiders owner Al Davis.
When Papa was just 21, he was the Indiana Pacers play-by-play man. He's done play by play for the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's, among others.
Papa has done way more, but just take a listen to the podcast -- taped live at Drake's Dealership in Oakland, by the way. We think you'll enjoy it, particularly the deeply personal memories of the late Al Davis.
In what can only be described as an historic podcast, Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz did their first on-site show. In front of a live audience at Drake's Dealership in Oakland, the boys welcomed Marc Spears, one of the best basketball writers in the country.
Spears is an Oakland resident and is a fixture at Golden State Warriors games at Oracle Arena. He's as tapped in as any NBA media member out there, and that is obvious when you read any of Spears' stuff.
If you love good, solid hoops talk, this is the podcast for you. Spears talks in-depth about the Warriors, and which team has the best chance to knock them off in the 2015-16 season. Enjoy!
The media is the worst.
Maybe not all of the media but certainly the sports media. Well maybe not all of the sports media but a portion of it.
Castaneda and Steinmetz talk about how things have changed -- used to be the media endeavored to never be a part of the story. Now the media NEEDS to be part of the story. Stephen A. Smith does his thing with Kevin Durant and Richard Sherman blocks Adam Schefter. Who cares, you know?
The boys also get into sports, and more specifically the Golden State Warriors, who started the exhibition season this week. Steinmetz talks about the wonder of Stephen Curry, yet realizes there's a segment of people who don't view him like Warriors' fans do.