Basketball by Association

Basketball by Association

Go beyond the box scores and talking-head hype as Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the NBA's biggest on-court storylines. Get the full context and nuances of pro basketball while meeting up-and-coming content creators and experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at sports media. You can find Basketball by Association's video versions at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFhDvkOpbWmITJqHANSTWA

Episodes

June 22, 2022 41 min
Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes wrap up the 2022 NBA Finals and look forward to the biggest names, teams and rumors in 2022 NBA Free Agency as well as the 2022 NBA Draft.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes detail how the Boston Celtics can survive Game 6 at home to set up a pivotal Game 7 in Golden State against the Warriors as well as picking the series winners.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down why Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Finals will be a pivotal matchup for a suddenly vulnerable Golden State Warriors. How can they even the series against these effective Boston Celtics?
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the matchups, storylines and keys for the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals. Who is the X-factor? Who will be MVP? And why don't fans realize how evenly matched these two teams actually are?
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes debate whether the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics can crawl out of the Eastern Conference Finals in one piece. They also break down why the Golden State Warriors must put the Dallas Mavericks away for good in Game 5 and the danger in failing to do so.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes wonder how Luka Doncic's magic will fare against a Golden State Warriors "remember us" tour in the Western Conference Finals. They also break down the Eastern Conference Finals where Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat continue to expose each opponent's weaknesses, including the Boston Celtics'.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down adjustments the Phoenix Suns made against the Dallas Mavericks as well as who can find the upper hand in the close-fought Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks series. They also detail how Joel Embiid must bounce back and whether the Memphis Grizzlies still have a chance against the Golden State Warriors.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes dive deep into each of the 2022 NBA Playoffs second round series while reveling in the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks matchups. They also break down what makes the Phoenix Suns great and why a Philadelphia 76ers loss could have massive long-term implications.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes weigh which of the remaining Eastern Conference teams are poised to make the NBA Finals. In addition to predicting each semifinals series, they also debate whether newcomers like the Grizzlies, Pelicans and Timberwolves are about to turn the West upside down.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down each matchup of the 2022 NBA Playoffs' First Round, including: whether the Minnesota Timberwolves can take the Memphis Grizzlies to 7; if we underestimated the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat's prowess; and whether the Phoenix Suns are still the prohibitive favorites.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down every game of the 2022 NBA Play-in Tournament and predict the results for each NBA Playoffs series matchup.
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100th Episode Special: Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes pick which NBA Playoff matchups will be most intriguing, including whether top teams like the Suns, Sixers, Celtics, and Warriors have anything to fear, as well as if up-and-comers like the Grizzlies, Raptors and Timberwolves can do some damage.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes predict whose heads roll once the L.A. Lakers' season from hell concludes. Are the Brooklyn Nets back in the East's top 4 with Kyrie Irving playing full time? Are the Celtics really the NBA's team to beat now? Can the Miami Heat recover from the Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem spat?
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down whether the streaking Minnesota Timberwolves are a credible threat. And are the Miami Heat as good as they seem? What are the chances that the L.A. Lakers miss the playoffs entirely? Check out all that and more as we gear up for the NBA's final 10 regular season games.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the post-James Harden trade Philadelphia 76ers and the white-hot Boston Celtics. They also debate why it's time to finally let Kyrie Irving play home games for the Brooklyn Nets, as well as Gregg Popovich's NBA legacy after notching the all-time wins mark.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes revise their 2021-22 NBA Season predictions while also "fixing" the Slam Dunk competition for next year. They then dive into LeBron's complicated legacy with Michael Jordan and why Steph Curry might be more influential than both.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the winners and losers from the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline. What's next for big, moved names like James Harden, Ben Simmons, Domantas Sabonis? And why did teams like the L.A. Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls fail to do anything?
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down whether the New York Knicks should keep Julius Randle at the NBA Trade Deadline. Should the Boston Celtics blow it up? What about all those James Harden, Ben Simmons, Russell Westbrook and Marcus Smart rumors? Plus, find out how the Cleveland Cavaliers' fared in their acquisition of Caris LeVert.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes break down the impact of the LeBron James and Joe Ingles injuries, why the Atlanta Hawks are suddenly hot, as well as the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline markets for Russell Westbrook, Ben Simmons, James Harden and more.
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Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes cook up genius NBA Trade Deadline deals for floundering teams like the L.A. Lakers while also greasing the wheels for the Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves and more. Find out where big names like Jaylen Brown, Domantas Sabonis, C.J. McCollum, Jerami Grant and many more wind up!
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