Raptors, Warriors Now a SERIES “In The Paint” Podcast GOES IN On Finals!
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Ronnie has evaluated basketball talent for 20 years and has over 15 years of experience in publishing, editing and managing high school sports websites for companies such as Student Sports, ESPN and Ballislife. Ronnie compiles the FAB 50 National Team Rankings while serving as an account manager and consultant for grassroots event run by Ballislife and other companies, in addition to serving as a color commentator on high school broadcasts.
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In episode No. 26 of our “In The Paint Show,“ hosts Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland go in hard on the 2019 NBA Finals, which will head to a game six with the Toronto Raptors one win away from its first NBA championship. Toronto led game five, 103-97, with just over three minutes remaining and let the game, and the championship, slip away. Did Toronto head coach Nick Nurse call a timeout at the wrong time? Did the team simply choke in the final minutes, or was it great Warriors shooting? Was Toronto shooting too many 3-pointers? The fellas GO IN on the hot topics surrounding the NBA Finals.
The other big news, of course, surrounding the Warriors-Raptors series was the potential achilles injury suffered by Golden State’s Kevin Durant at the beginning of the second period of game five. Durant had missed nine games and a month’s time with an injured “calf”, but the two-time NBA Finals MVP is now obviously done for this series, and potentially the 2019-20 season.
Social media was quick to play the blame game with Durant’s unfortunate injury, but is there fault to be place here, and if so, with whom? The Warriors’ front office? The Warriors’ team doctors who cleared him? Or was it just something that happens in pro sports?
The fellas also dish on a quick preview of the NBPA Top 100 Camp taking place this week at the University of Virginia that Ron is attending. Who are the talents that Ron looks forward to evaluating that were not at Pangos Camp?
To learn more about our hosts, Ronnie Flores and Devin Ugland, and to get more information about what “In The Paint” is all about, check out our intro below!