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We talk all things NBA. News, Stats, Rumors and Fantasy Basketball advise.

We talk all things NBA. News, Stats, Rumors and Fantasy Basketball advise.


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We talk all things NBA. News, Stats, Rumors and Fantasy Basketball advise.




State Of The NBA To Start 2020.

Welcome back to the first post-Christmas edition of the Drive & Dish NBA podcast. Justin Cousart (@JustinContheAir) is off this week, so Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose) is joined by Chris Crawford (@ESPN580CC) & Sam B. Albuquerque (@SamBAlbuquerque), hosts of “The Fan Zone” on ESPN 580 Orlando. The guys immediately jump into hoops, as Sam explains why he’s lower on Denver than other contenders, while Kevin & Chris argue that the Nuggets still are real contenders to win the final. Chris also...


A Very NBA Xmas!

Happy Holidays from the Drive and Dish NBA Podcast! Kevin is away for the holidays (forgive him for the mic sound) and Justin is back in Jacksonville. The two guys take a dive into the NBA Christmas game. They rank the games from best to the worst matchup of the day. They talk about each team and if they deserve to have a Xmas game this year. The guys talk about the Celtics VS Raptors and how injuries will hinder this matchup but still be an entertaining game. They debate if the...


Decade 1st, 2nd & 3rd Picks + Da Bucks!

Justin and Kevin are back to talk about the Milwaukee Bucks AND countdown some "Decade" teams! To start the episode Justin and Kevin talk about the surging Milwaukee Bucks. They talk about Giannis and how he is having another MVP season. They talk about players that the Bucks have put around the Greek Freak and how it has made them not miss Malcome Brogdon... But Justin says they may not know who they will miss him until the playoffs start. The guys then jump into Ballin and Fallin and...


Dave Fitzdale & Quarter Season Check In - Western Conference

Justin and Kevin continue their quarter season check-in! But first, they talk about the NY Knicks firing their coach David Fizdale... They debate if it was the right move or was he a scapegoat. This time the switch their focus to the NBA Western Conference. They debate if the Mavericks are actually the 2nd best team in the west right now. How dominant is the Lebron/ Anthony Davis Duo for the Lakers? Are the Nuggets taking a sep back? Did the Houston Rockets figure it out between Westbrook...


Quarter Season Check in On The East

Kevin and Justin are checking in on the NBA teams in the Eastern Conference while the NBA hits close to the Quarter mark of the season. The Guys debate what the feeling is around each team in the East starting with their best team the Milwaukee Bucks... and Ending with the last place team (In The East) The New York Knicks. The talk about the Injury-plagued teams in the Nets, Hawks, and Pacers. They debate the more surprising team the Miami Heat, or the Toronto Raptors. They get into Ballin...


NBA Black Friday: Buy Or Sell!

Kevin and Justin are celebrating Thanksgiving and Black Friday early on today's episode! They talk about a TON of random NBA topics and see if they'd Buy or Sell for the rest of the season. First, they bring up the AMAZING change in Andrew Wiggins game, The Kawhi and PG13 duo early returns, The Spurs Playoff streak in jeopardy, and a tinfoil hat theory on Kyrie Irvings "Injury." They take a break from the selling/Buying to hit some hot takes from Reddit focused on Zach Lavine's amazing...


Disney = NBA And Melo's Back!

Justin and Kevin are back this week to bring some Pop culture news to the NBA world! First, the guys debate what Carmelo Anthony will be able to bring to the Portland Trailblazers. They debate if they were the team in the NBA that needed scoring help the most. After that, the guys Jump into Ballin/Fallin, Where Justin highlights Ja Morant, Austen Rivers, and the Spurs. Then the real fun starts, With Disney+ coming out the guys decided to compare some NBA teams this season to their Disney...


Load Management & Injuries

Its another episode of the Drive and Dish NBA Podcast! Justin Cousart and Kevin Rafuse get together to talk about the HUGE debate happing in the NBA World right now... LOAD MANAGEMENT. Doris Burke had some harsh comments for Kawhi after he sat out on ESPN's Clippers VS Bucks game. How can the NBA fix this problem?... if they even think it is a problem. The guys then talk about their "Ballin & Fallin" for the week and get into Dion Waiters' "gummies" situation. There have also been a few...


What Now Warriors & NBA Disappointments

Justin and Kevin debate what the Golden State Warriors should do now that Steph Curry has an injury? They debate if D'Angelo Russell should be traded so they can tank. The guys jump into the Drive and Dish segment Ballin and Fallin plus debate what other NBA teams would be considered "Disappointing" after 7-8 games into the season. 00:00 - 7:10 Intro "Cat On The Field" 7:30 - 19:33 - What now for the Warriors? 19:35 - 33:32 - Ballin/Fallin 33:35 - 42:00 - Disappointing NBA Teams...


NBA Week One Reactions

Kevin and Justin are SO Stoked for the new NBA season to start up. The guys talk about each team's first TWO games and break down the Good The Bad and the Impressive from the first few games. The guys do their Ballin/Fallin Segments where they talk about Karl Anthony Towns, Salt Lake City, The Kawhi Commercial and the 2018 draft class. After that the two breakdown all the missed Contracts that were dropped right before the start of the season. Plus a bonus chat about Patrick Beverly...


NBA Season Predictions!

Justin and Kevin give their NBA season predictions ahead of the start of the season... Hear who they think will win the East and West Conference. Plus who will be taking home the NBA awards at the end of the season! Plus, an Iggy and Stephen A Smith HOT TAKE! 00:00 - 17:00 - Intro 17-24 - ZION injury 24 - 32 East Standings 32 - 47 East & Finals 47 - 58 NBA Awards 59 - End - Hot take


NBA Vs China + Fantasy Basketball!

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5 Questions for the upcoming NBA Season

Justin is back from Dallas... with a potential Mavs fandom! Kevin has the guys ask 5 questions that they have going into the upcoming NBA Season. Justin Asks about playoff teams, will there be improved Jumpshots while Kevin asks if there are some coaches that might be in the hot seat and if we will see better performances from Trae Young or Luca! The two also get into the Drive and Dish Staples - Ballin and Falling + Hot Takes From NBA Reddit! 00:00 - 17:00 Intro (Talking about Dallas,...



After a quick break, the guys are back with another episode of the Drive & Dish NBA podcast. Justin (@JustinContheAir) is off this week but Kevin (@rafusetolose) is joined by Chris Crawford (@ESPN580CC) from ESPN 580 Orlando to recap NBA media day. The guys take an overall look at the state of the league and discuss how this year there's a lack of bad teams compared to years past. Kevin talks his surprise that Josh Jackson is starting off the year in the G-League and what's gone wrong for...


New Rules & 2020 NBA Season Bet

Justin and Kevin jump on the podcast to talk about the three new rule changes coming to the NBA. First, they talk about the "Tampering" rule changes and debate if the new fines and rule will actually work, and how do you feel about Adam silver being able to TAKE PHONES FROM PLAYERS? They then get into the fact that the NBA tried to clear up the "Traveling" definition for fans and referees by defining the word "Gathering..." did it help? Last, the new rule that teams must submit their game...


Team USA & SI's Top 100 NBA Players

Justin and Kevin talk about Team USA not getting 1st place... BUT & 7TH in the FIBA World Cup... Is Kobe right to say the USA is no longer a lock to win it all? The guys also check out Sports Illustrated's Top 100 NBA players for 2020... Should Giannis be #1? is Wiggens really #100? They will debate and hope to come to a resolution. The guys also hit the Drive and Dish specials, Ballin/Fallin and Hot Takes From Reddit. 00:00 - 11:26: Intro & Player Likeness12:00 - 22:00 - Team USA...


Sell Me On The East

Justin and Kevin continue their "Sales" pitch segment for the teams in the East! Listen along and see if they can sell you on a new tea in the east. The guys also talk about the new Nene contract and Dwight Howard looking TOTALLY different on social media. 00:00 - 11:30 - Hurricane Recap and intro12:00 - 30:00 - Dwight Howard, Nene, and Boi Boi Contract. 30:00 - 37:00 - Hot Takes From Reddit37:00 - END - Sell Me On The EastLearn more about your ad choices. Visit


Sell Me On The West & Nets

Justin (@JustinContheAir) & Kevin (@rafusetolose) are back again with their yearly hurricane episode. The guys talk Hurricane Dorian's arrival & how they are preparing. After that, the pair talk Caris LeVert's contract extension with Brooklyn. How high is their ceiling for the future with their core locked in thru 2020? Plus Wilson Chandler gets suspended 25 games. Kevin also tries to sell Justin on having a fake, second Western Conference team to root for this season. We break down reasons...


Cousins & Over/Underrated NBA Teams!

Kevin and Justin talk about Demarcus Cousins and his latest injury and if they think he'll have to retire. They also debate the latest addition to the Lakers team Dwight Howard. They debate if he was the best option for the team. The guys then get into Ballin & Fallin where they talk about Team NBA! Last, they debate the Overrated and Underrated teams in the NBA! 00:00-12:00 - Intro (Andrew Luck Debate) 12:00-22:00 - Cousins/Lakers & Dwight Howard Talk 22:00- 30:00 Ballin/Fallin 30:00 -...


NBA Schedule Beef!

Justin and Kevin are back after taking a few days off... before getting into the NBA talk, the guys find themselves debating about food and hot sauce. They reflect on the NBA schedule being released and give their opinions on what they think should be changed and what the NBA did a good job of scheduling. Last, They do their Hot takes from Reddit where Justin brings up Tacko Fall and Lebron, and Kevin brings up Serge Ibaka.00:00 - 10:00 - Intro about food & Hot Sause10:00 - 30:00 - NBA...