Celtics Rock LeBron, Cavs; NFL Anthem Policy; Sterling Brown Police Brutality Case | Out of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson discuss the Celtics beating the Cavs 96-83 in Boston to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. An exhausted LeBron James put up 26 points and 10 rebounds but got little help from his teammates. Gil shines a light on Cleveland’s glaring weakness and the adjustments that coach Tyronn Lue needs to make if the Cavs are going to have any chance of winning the series on the road in a Game 7.

Looking forward to tonight’s pivotal Game 5 between the Rockets and Warriors in Houston, will Golden State bounce back from its horrendous, 12-point fourth quarter in Game 4 to win a second game in Houston and reclaim home-court advantage? Gil breaks down the severity of the Warriors’ problems and what they need to do differently.

The NFL announced a controversial new policy that requires players to “show respect for the flag and the anthem” if they are on the field during its performance — fining teams if they do not — but allows them to stay in the locker room if they prefer. Debate gets heated between Gil and the guys as they react to the news from their personal perspectives as well as those of NFL owners and players.

While NFL players continue to protest racial inequality and police violence, Bucks guard Sterling Brown plans to file a civil rights lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department after officers tackled, tased, and arrested him without cause after issuing him a parking ticket in January. With police body-camera footage showing he in no way provoked the cops, OOB asks if there will be justice for Sterling and if his case will help bring about much-needed change in policing. Legal expert that he is, Gil explains how officers often escalate situations as well as how he personally approaches police stopping him.

Closing on a lighter note, the crew reacts to the NBA’s All-Defensive teams and Jazz center Rudy Gobert being the leading vote-getter. Gil questions how the players are determined — especially when two of them are on the same team. One famous player in particular gets called out for his defensive credentials, plus Agent Zero reveals how he was once third in steals despite playing no defense. 

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LeBron James and Russell Westbrook Take Over; Ball Bros Bounce From Lithuania | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew begin by discussing Elon Musk’s plan to build a cyborg dragon. In related WTF news, Gil is apparently unfamiliar with the billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, and his reason why will have you rolling.

Looking back at last night’s playoff action, Gil identifies the unexpected Raptors difference-maker who’s causing his Wizards to lose. Next, Hibachi breaks down the unstoppable force that is LeBron James, after LBJ did it all in Cleveland, damn near posting a triple-double with 44 points and delivering a clutch block and the game-winning three. And despite the Rockets eliminating the Timberwolves in Houston, Agent Zero is unimpressed with the one-seed and explains why. Then, after the Thunder fought back from down 25 to avoid elimination, Gil makes sense of Russell Westbrook’s crazy game (45 points on 39 shots), as well as Carmelo Anthony’s irrelevance.

In “Face-to-Face,” former NBA forward and Pacers analyst Scot Pollard joins OOB to discuss the Cleveland-Indiana series, including LeBron’s dominance, his suspect supporting cast and how it compares to the team they played on together, and Victor Oladipo’s struggles.

Looking ahead to tonight’s Celtics-Bucks Game 6, the team asks if Giannis will be aggressive and have a superstar game to stave off elimination before picking which teams will advance in the unresolved series.

Then, with LaVar Ball pulling his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo out of Lithuania over a dispute with their coach, OOB discusses what we learned from the Ball Brothers’ overseas circus and what’s next for Lonzo’s siblings.

Finally, with the NFL Draft mercifully upon us, in “Fair or Foul?” the guys weigh in on teams endlessly analyzing and picking apart players in the draft process, and Gil explains what they should really be looking at.

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Freed Meek Mill’s Effect on the Sixers; Pelicans Lowballing DeMarcus Cousins? | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew kick things off by responding to Nick Young’s story about Gil breaking his brand new expensive glasses when he was a rookie. Hibachi has no problem admitting he gave Swaggy P hell — and shares details — but sets the record straight on that incident.

Looking back at last night’s playoff action, OOB asks if the Celtics and Bucks are simply too mediocre to watch, and Gil explains how Jason Kidd’s firing affected Giannis. Plus, what effect did Meek Mill’s release from prison and presence in the arena have in the Sixers’ series-clinching win over the Miami? Also, has Heat star Dwyane Wade played his last NBA game? And with the Spurs eliminated, Agent Zero has an interesting take on what to expect from the Warriors-Pelicans semifinal series.

Next, OOB revisits Meek Mill’s release and what it says about the sports’ world’s ability to bring attention to issues, create dialogue, and affect change. Gil makes an important distinction about who really has the power to make things happen. Plus, with Meek going straight from prison to the 76ers’ playoff game, where does that put him amongst the all-time greatest Philly fans?

Looking forward to tonight’s games, the squad asks if the Raptors, who’ve struggled with inconsistency in the playoffs, will be overwhelmed by the pressure to beat the Wizards in Toronto. And is Drake’s trash talk fueling the Wiz? Back home in Cleveland, will LeBron even need help from his teammates to finally take a lead in the Cavs’ series with the Pacers? It’s likely that the Rockets will close out the Timberwolves in Houston, but will James Harden and company win it all, as Suge Knight predicted while on trial for murder? Gil might need to watch what he says about Suge…. Will the Thunder make the adjustments needed to win and avoid elimination?

Finally, in “The Pull-Up,” the team discusses a report that New Orleans may use DeMarcus Cousins’s Achilles injury and the Pelicans’ success without him to make him a reduced contract offer. Boogie may want to hire Gil as an agent, because Hibachi straight cooks the franchise for even considering lowballing the big man.

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LeBron Beasts and Barely Wins; Westbrook’s Prom Fit; Can Spurs Win for Pop? | Out of Bounds

While Gilbert Arenas is off on an Agent Zero international mission, Pierce and Adam hold things down for #OutofBounds, starting with a quick tutorial on black hair care before getting into last night’s NBA playoff games. Those Game 2’s raised some interesting questions: What does it mean that the Cavs eked out a three-point win at home despite LeBron going off for 46 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals? How many fire emojis should Russell Westbrook’s tux look get in “Fire Fit”? With Karl-Anthony Towns scoring a total of 13 points in two L’s to start his playoff career, what the hell is going on with KAT? Looking forward to tonight’s playoff Game 3’s, OOB has some more questions: Will Kevin Hart’s trash talk keep 36-year-old Dwyane Wade cooking in Miami? Is the All-Star Damian Lillard we know and love finally going to show up against New Orleans? After coach Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin, passed away yesterday, can the overmatched Spurs pull out a win for them against the Warriors? Only time will tell. The same can be said of whether Tom Brady will retire or play QB for the Patriots in 2018. In “The Step-Back,” OOB discusses whether an ESPN story about Brady having not committed to play yet is a legit story or just click-bait. Finally, following a report that “handlers” for standout Penn State running back Saquon Barkley don’t want the Browns to draft him, in “Fair or Foul?” the guys weigh in on players forcing undesirable teams to not draft them.

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Klay Thompson Unaware He Has Critics; Paul George Gives Himself Nickname | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew get started by talking trolls and how to defeat them. One person who’s apparently not bothered by trolls or anyone else’s opinion is Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who claims he’s completely oblivious to critical comments. The guys question the truthfulness of that statement and debate whether it’s better to ignore comments or use them as motivation, and Gil shares his old strategy for blocking out noise during the season. While Klay ignores everyone, Pacers star Victor Oladipo says he’s motivated in his playoff series by the shade Cavs owner Dan Gilbert threw him last summer. Were those words worthy of becoming bulletin board material? Also, with Oladipo pointing out the small-market struggle for recognition, Hibachi breaks down how you get attention in the NBA and imagines what would happen if Paul George left OKC for the LA spotlight. Sticking with PG13, in “Fair or Foul?” the squad weighs in on George giving himself the nickname “Playoff P.” Is it cool cause he actually backed it up with his performance? Plus, Gil shares the horrendous nickname he once gave himself and why it didn’t work out so well for him. Then, with legendary Steeler linebacker James Harrison announcing his retirement, OOB remembers his greatest moments, from his play to his prison workouts, and Agent Zero reveals how a pro sports career affects family life. Finally, in “The Step-Back,” the panel presses pause on the “controversy” surrounding injured Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins missing his team’s playoff game, seemingly to hit Coachella. Gil provides some perspective on that, as well as some strip club knowledge for innocent young Pierce.

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Edelman Prevents Shooting; Brees $9MM Jewelry Scam; Manziel Blames Browns | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds boys kick things off with a little beer bet over Gil’s NBA scoring. With a beer chugged, the team talks Julian Edelman, who helped prevent a school shooting by reporting a threatening comment left on his Instagram page. Is he a hero? Gil describes being called one for simply being a basketball player, plus breaks down his IG comments and DMs. In “The Step-Back,” Gil and the guys zoom out on Johnny Manziel quotes that seemingly blame the Cleveland Browns for his NFL failure. Opinions vary on how responsible Johnny is versus the organization, but everyone acknowledges that the Browns have been a hot garbage for years. Next, after Penny Hardaway’s son Jayden became the first player to commit to Memphis since he took over as coach, OOB discusses the pros and cons of a dad coaching his own son. Finally, in the wake of Saints QB Drew Brees filing a lawsuit that claims a California jeweler cheated him out of $9 million, Gilbert Arenas has some investment advice for athletes. Agent Zero also shares a jewelry policy that could save pros a lot of headaches, plus a special pitch for Mr. Brees….

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LeBron Slams Playoff Play-In; Deion Sanders Calls All-Pro a “Fan” | Out of Bounds

Gilbert Arenas has stacks now, but early in his playing career the struggle was (relatively) real. To kick off today’s show, Hibachi reveals what balling on a budget looked like before he got really paid. Next, Gil and the #OutofBounds crew weigh in on a proposal for an NBA playoff play-in tournament that LeBron James recently described as “wack.” Also, Agent Zero shares his plan to fix tanking in the Association. Then, with Deion Sanders either trolling or putting his own NFL analyst work on blast by referring to All-Pro Titans safety Kevin Byard as a “fan,” OOB gets real about how much game film former players in the media actually watch. And with Byard catching feelings, Hibachi turns up the heat on haters, sharing his response to anyone who would criticize his game. Returning to the NBA, the guys discuss a lawsuit that claims the Atlanta Hawks discriminate against white people. The show’s “black delegation” has some thoughts on that, plus Gil breaks down the divide between front office and locker room culture, and how NBA players joke about race and ethnicity. Finally, with a trademark filed for “Big Dick Nick” — a nickname Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles got when a teammate said he was the most well-endowed player on their team in 2014 — OOB goes below the belt. How often are players looking at each other’s junk? Is knowing who’s packing a thing? Looking extremely uncomfortable, Gil breaks down the D. Plus, he tells the story of the time a couple players fought in the showers. 

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“Big Baby” Davis Stunts on Drug Charges; Awful NBA Nicknames; Tourney Upsets | Out of Bounds

After an upset-heavy first weekend of March Madness, brackets everywhere are busted. Gilbert Arenas a�� whose Arizona Wildcats lost in the first round, falling juuuuuust short of the championship he predicted a�� and the #OutofBounds crew weigh in on the crazy results and the bets they placed. Plus, Gil explains why higher seeds really lose and shares his personal experience catching an early L at Arizona. Next, the guys respond to the hilarious IG response video that former NBA champion Glen “Big Baby” Davis posted after it came out that police arrested him last month and charged him with seven counts of drug possession and distribution. Nice guy that he is, Gil provides a sound defense for Big Baby’s legal team. Then, with sensitive golfer Rory McIlroy complaining about hecklers and calling for a course limit on alcohol, OOB debates whether sporting events should regulate booze more than they do. Gil has a heckler hot take for athletes and a story of how he shut one drunk Celtics fan all the way down. Finally, after Anthony “The Brow” Davis and James “The Beard” Harden played each other over the weekend, the team talks about terrible Pills NBA nicknames, and Gil says which nicknames are always trash and shares the back story to “Agent Zero.”

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Malcolm Jenkins Supports Meek Mill; Shaq Solves School Shootings; Tourney Picks! | Out of Bounds

For gambling man Adam Caparell, the start of #MarchMadness is like Christmas — or whatever other day makes you so excited you can’t sleep at night. As the NCAA tourney kicks off, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew react to the brackets that former president Barack Obama tweeted out yesterday and compare them to their own. Plus, for all you degenerate gamblers, OOB makes picks for some choice prop bets you can get rich with. Next, Gil and the gang discuss Eagles safety and Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins speaking out on behalf of incarcerated Philly rapper Meek Mill at a panel on criminal justice reform. While the consensus is that athletes using their voices is a good thing, Agent Zero has some thoughts on probation violations and shares his own experience stemming from his gun charge. Speaking of guns, the solution Shaq gave to school shootings on a radio show is not a ban on assault rifles but more cops in schools. The guys have some strong feelings about the Diesel’s idea and break it down like prime Shaq used to body other big men in the paint. Finally, with Julius Peppers signing a deal that makes him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history in his 17th season, the team debates the risk vs. reward of such a long football career. Gil takes us inside the mind of athletes when weighing riches, fame, glory, and passion for the game against potential serious health consequences, plus makes an argument that Peppers won’t be the only non-QB to stack so much in the changing NFL. 

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Agent Zero’s V-Day Advice; Kaepernick Taps Goodell’s Wife; Who’s NBA Shade King? | Out of Bounds

It’s Valentine’s Day, but not everybody is spreading love. Following an article on the rise of shade in the NBA — and how it differs from traditional trash talk — Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew make cases for players who should be crowned the NBA’s Shade King. Gil also remembers his sh*t-popping prime, when he walked into the league like Tupac with his chest out, and the time he wanted to fight Shaq. Next, Gregg Popovich’s recent comments on Black History Month and institutional racism get the guys debating who the most woke coach in sports is, and Gil has precise and hilarious criteria for what makes someone woke in his eyes. Moving to the NFL, the team decides whether it’s fair or foul for Colin Kaepernick to request a deposition of Commissioner Roger Goodell’s wife in his collusion lawsuit against the league. And finally, because it is V-Day, Agent Zero comes through with Valentine’s Day advice to save clueless players. It’s definitely not PC, but it is all the way real!

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