Ep. 177 - Special MLK FAB 50 + Elite Player Spotlight, End of Warriors' Dynasty & More!

On Episode 177 of Ballislife's "In The Paint Show", ITP hosts Ronnie Flores, Ani Umana and Chelsea Hopkins go hard on various topics, from inclement weather affecting NFL games, the contenders for the women's NCAA title, run-of-the-mill NBA teams that need to make a trade, and everything high school hoops, from the big MLK results, to the new FAB 50, to players that helped themselves on the eve of the McDonald's All-American team announcement.
The ITP crew gives there light-hearted take on the snow during NFL games? Ridiculous or a built-in home field advantage cold-weather teams deserve?
Chelsea gives a quick update on the NCAA women's scene: Is UCLA and/or UCS legit Final Four contenders? What is LSU's main problem as the defending NCAA champs? Can the Lady Tigers repeat?
Ani and Chelsea dish on NBA teams that need to make a trade in order to have any chance in the 2024 NBA playoffs. Ani goes hard on why the Mavs should look to trade for Toronto's Pascal Siakam and Chelsea goes hard on why the Golden State Warriors need to make a move to not throw away Steph's twilight years? She explains why the dynasty is over and how the Warriors window closed rather quickly. In addition to Klay Thompson, the ITP Crew explain why the Bulls' Zach Levine and the Hawks' Dejounte Murray need to find a new team!
Ron dishes on all the high school hoops results from MLK weekend, particularly the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions and Spalding Hoophall Classic. He talks Columbus' (FL) big weekend, the new FAB 50 national rankings and why so many results fell in the Explorers' favor. The ITP Crew also talks about stock-risers such as Archbishop Stepinac's Boogie Fland, Archbishop Wood's Jahlil Bethea, Columbus' Jase Richardson and more.
The ITP Crew also dish on the value of elite players producing for their FAB 50 ranked high school team vs. showcasing their skill level as it relates to national player rankings and NBA mock drafts. Is there too much emphasis on these fluctuating lists by players and on national broadcasts? Does it take away from the high school game? Why is it important to emphasize the high school game?
This episode is No. 12 of season six of the ITP Show and one of the most important of the high school basketball season, so make sure to tune in to Episode 177. Also make sure to check out our ITP Overtime shorts for more info, insight and behind the scenes stories!
(0:00) - Intro
(2:19) - Should Weather Affect NFL Games?
(7:46) - NCAA W: Is USC & UCLA Final Four Material?
(14:29) - ITP Hot Take: Is LSU Repeating?
(21:33) - NBA: 2 Teams That Need To Make A Trade!
(30:13) - GS Warriors: Why Their Run Is OVER!
(44:53) - NBA Players That Need A New Team
(51:23) - HSBB: Hot Takes From MLK Weekend!
(53:13) - FAB 50 Spotlight: HLs & New Rankings!
(1:03:07) - MLK Weekend Stock-Risers!
(1:11:38) - HS Production/Winning vs. Pro Showcasing!
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