Episode 12 – Maintain Progress

In Episode 12 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed promising Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall’s recent regression and analyzed why that... See More

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In Episode 12 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed promising Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall’s recent regression and analyzed why that is, with Rick adding that consistent progress is what defined greatness in the NBA. They broke down the team’s new contracts with Damion Lee and Marquese Chriss, with Rick and Cyrus strongly emphasizing to Warriors’ brass not to play Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson for the remainder of the year since there’s nothing to gain from them doing that. The crew discussed gambling in sports, and how easy it is for referees and officials to fix games thanks to their incredible yet subtle influence on games. The “Ballocalypse” was examined, with Rick introducing a solution to players not wanting that end of game turnover on their stat sheet. Rick argued that individual statistics are the main criteria for All-Star Game selections and that “Most Outstanding Player” should be a new award issued every year to compliment the MVP. The Jimmy Butler-T.J. Warren feud was scrutinized with some amazing audio from Butler following the game. Cyrus puts Rick on the 24 second shot clock and asked which player has been the most disappointing this season, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

In Episode 12 NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and award winning journalist Cyrus Saatsaz discussed promising Golden State Warriors rookie Eric Paschall’s recent regression and analyzed why that is, with Rick adding that consistent progress is what defined greatness in the NBA. They broke down the team’s new contracts with Damion Lee and Marquese Chriss, with Rick and Cyrus strongly emphasizing to Warriors’ brass not to play Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson for the remainder of the year since there’s nothing to gain from them doing that. The crew discussed gambling in sports, and how easy it is for referees and officials to fix games thanks to their incredible yet subtle influence on games. The “Ballocalypse” was examined, with Rick introducing a solution to players not wanting that end of game turnover on their stat sheet. Rick argued that individual statistics are the main criteria for All-Star Game selections and that “Most Outstanding Player” should be a new award issued every year to compliment the MVP. The Jimmy Butler-T.J. Warren feud was scrutinized with some amazing audio from Butler following the game. Cyrus puts Rick on the 24 second shot clock and asked which player has been the most disappointing this season, Rick presented his new NBT² (Nothing But The Truth) for the week and the show wraps up with what drives Rick and Cyrus crazy.

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Rick Barry & Cyrus Saatsaz

Rick Barry is a Hall of Famer who was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. Barry led the Golden State Warriors to the 1975 World Championship and was the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.  Barry is the only player in basketball history to lead the NCAA, the ABA and the NBA in scoring and has four sons who have played professional basketball.  Barry previously owned the record for the highest free throw percentage in NBA history.  When Barry isn’t talking, playing or coaching basketball, you can find him fishing at some of the most adventurous places in the world.

Cyrus Saatsaz is an award winning multimedia journalist for media organizations including The Huffington Post, the Adventure Sports Network, Yahoo Sports, the San Francisco Chronicle, KCBS, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and KNBR, where he was Barry’s former Executive Producer.