Steph Curry Finally Cooks Rockets; Gilbert Arenas on Nick Young Wearing Hibachi Shoes | Out of Bounds

On today’s episode of #OutofBounds, Gilbert Arenas, Adam Caparell, and Pierce Simpson discuss Steph Curry finally catching fire, scoring 35 points as the Warriors humiliated the Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Gil explains why Chef Curry cooked — scoring 26 in the second half — after underwhelming in Houston. Also, he breaks down what James Harden is doing wrong on offense.

Speaking of Game 3 in Oakland, Nick Young showed up to Oracle with an interesting assemblage of statement pieces, including a pair of Gil II Zero Hibachi shoes that he may or may not have stolen from Gil. In “Fire Fit,” OOB rates Swaggy’s look and whether his on-court performance lived up to the Hibachi name.

Looking ahead to Game 4 between the Cavs and Celtics, the guys ask if Cleveland will display the same intensity they did when blowing Boston out 116-86 in Game 3. Plus, Gil explains why the C’s are good at home but suspect on the road, what Marcus Morris is doing while trying to defend LeBron James, and which player is the surprising key to Cleveland’s success.

Next, after Johnny Manziel signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Football League, our panel discusses the move. Is it a good option? The only option? Johnny’s goal is to play well in the CFL and get another look from an NFL team, and Gil lays out exactly what he has to do to make that happen. 

Finally, it is reportedly “just a matter of time” until Kansas City and Seattle get NBA teams again in expansion. In “Top 5,” the OOB crew makes cases for cities that should get franchises, reasoning ranging from strong regional feuds, to strip club scenes. Do you agree that these spots would be great additions to the Association?

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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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Will An NBA Team Actually Draft LiAngelo Ball?; Johnny Manziel Headed to CFL? | Out of Bounds

On today’s episode, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds boys get started by analyzing Albert Belle’s pee technique, from pulling his pants down halfway, to shielding himself with his car door and potentially splattering both the vehicle and his shoes. Then, with LiAngelo Ball making himself available for the NBA Draft, the team takes a critical look at the middle Ball son’s skill set, what he’s done in Lithuania, and where he fits in the world of pro ball. Plus, Gil has a conspiracy theory — or maybe just facts — about the 71 points Gelo scored yesterday in Lithuania, timed to his draft announcement…. In “The Pull Up,” OOB offers career advice to Johnny Manziel, who says he’ll play in the Canadian football League if no NFL teams are interested in him. While much has been made of Manziel’s newfound maturity and efforts to deal with his personal demons, Gil has some reservations about “Johnny Football” and the NFL in general. Next, in “Fair or Foul?”, the crew weighs in on Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talking publicly about the health of his former QB Teddy Bridgewater, who’s now with the Jets and trying to stick with the team. Is he messing with his ex player’s money by answering the media’s questions? To close things out, Gil and the gang respond to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin saying that TD celebrations are “not a good look.” Maybe the bad look is just coaches opening their damn mouths too much….

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Pats-Gronk Workout Beef; Adam Silver Tanking Crackdown; Athletes Hiding F*ckery | Out of Bounds

Rest in peace to the Clippers’ Wesley Johnson, who was the victim of a homicide by James Harden crossover last night (check out the full story on the Complex: http://www.complex.com/sports/2018/03/james-harden-broke-wesley-johnson-ankles-clippers-spirit-with-crossover-of-year). Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds team react to the move…and the long pause…and the look…that have everyone talking, and Gil shares the story of the time Dwyane Wade made a fool of him on the hardwood. Keeping it in the NBA, the guys discuss the anti-tanking memo Commissioner Adam Silver sent owners, and Gil explains how to identify and punish tankers. Moving to the NFL, the gang gets into the reported beef between star tight end Rob Gronkowski and the the Patriots, who tried to prevent him from praising the TB12 Method, Tom Brady’s diet and workout plan. Then, with Johnny Manziel telling the story of the time the Browns caught him in Vegas when he was supposed to be in Cleveland treating a concussion, OOB ranks the top 5 ways athletes have tried to hide their f*ckery. Gil shares a couple amazing Danny Fortson stories you do not want to miss. Finally, following a report that Russia will allow fans to bring weed, coke, and heroin to the 2018 World Cup if they have supporting medical documents, the team imagines how that’ll play out, wonders how you get a heroin prescription and if there are ulterior motives behind this, and decides if they would risk bringing drugs to Putin’s party.

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Manziel Bipolar, Making Comeback; LaVar Warns Lakers; Coke-Pushing Pitcher | Out of Bounds

Why would a former athlete who made over $40 million risk everything in the drug game? Following the arrest of onetime MLB All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza for allegedly trafficking 20 kilos of cocaine, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew tries to figure that out. Speaking of drugs ruining careers, infamous party boy and NFL bust Johnny Manziel revealed yesterday that he’s bipolar and doing much better now that he’s sober and on medication. The guys discuss whether the revelation makes it more or less likely that a team will give the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner a second shot. In “Fair or Foul,” Gil and the gang address LaVar Ball’s reported ultimatum that if the Lakers don’t sign his younger sons LiAngelo and LaMelo, that Lonzo will leave them for any team that will sign all three…. Finally, with NBA teams picking up players who’ve cleared waivers, the team debates whether any of these spare parts will actually help a contender — and if it’s just over for Derrick Rose.

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