James Harden Cooks T-Wolves; Russell Westbrook Does Not Shut Sh*t Down | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew talk about Gil’s best NBA prank before discussing the Rockets’ eye-popping 50-point third quarter against the Timberwolves, as well as the problematic Thunder, who fell into a 3-1 hole versus the Jazz. Plus, OOB judges Mitt Romney’s game apparel in “Fire Fit.” Next, the team looks ahead to tonight’s slate of Game 5’s in the Bucks-Celtics, Heat-76ers, and Spurs-Warriors series. After that, OOB reacts to Kevin Durant advising Giannis Antetokounmpo to “play for himself” and not get caught up in loyalty or love for Milwaukee. Finally, in “Fair or Foul?” Gil and the guys weigh in on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ plan to have a parrot announce one of their picks in this weekenda��s NFL draft….

00:20 a�� That time Gil pranked Andray Blatche

3:50 a�� What the Rockets’ 50-point, third quarter explosion means

7:55 a�� OKC’s many problems

13:35 a�� “Fire Fit” Mitt Romney edition 

16:50 a�� Will the Bucks finally assert their dominance over the injury-depleted Celtics?
19:50 a�� Will the Sixers close out the Heat in Philly?
25:18 a�� Is it a wrap for the Spurs facing the Warriors in Oakland?
27:24 a�� KD advises Giannis to “play for himself”
35:45 a�� A parrot will announce a Buccaneers draft pick. Fair or Foul? 

37:48 a�� Gil’s story of getting drafted

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Lamar Odom Credits Marijuana for Being ‘Walking Miracle’ Following Overdose

After a 2015 trip to a Nevada brothel left him unconscious and recovering from multiple strokes, former NBA star Lamar Odom says he's turned to cannabis to aid in his recovery efforts.

“Marijuana has helped, especially with my stroke,” Odom recently told People magazine. “With my coordination, my balance, and my overall physical attributes—all my doctors say I’m a walking miracle. I think marijuana attributed to that.”

Friday, Odom made an appearance at the Sunrise Caregiver Foundation in Torrance, California to promote his cannabis line, Rich Soil Organics.

 

Since his 2015 overdose, Odom has confirmed a previous battle with cocaine addiction and alcoholism. In addition to aiding his stroke recovery efforts, Odom may be looking to medicinal marijuana in hopes of improving his mental health, too.

“Odom says he suffers from anxiety disorder—a common mental illness that affects more than 40 million adult Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America,” People reported.

During his playing career, Odom was awarded the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award for the 2010-11 season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He won two championships during his time with the Lakers. Odom logged 14 NBA seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks.

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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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Drake NBA’s Most Annoying Fan?; Jrue Holiday Takes Over; Harden’s Step-Back | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew get right to the important stuff — Denzel Washington movies. What’s to debate? He’s a national treasure and can do no wrong. Moving on to sports, with three NBA playoff Game 2’s played last night, Gil and the guys get into the biggest stories. Has Raptors ride-or-die Drake — who was popping much sh*t to the Wizards — officially become the NBA’s most annoying celebrity fan? Will small-market Milwaukee ever put the pieces around Giannis to become a serious title contender? How are the Pelicans winning without Anthony Davis being the go-to guy? Looking ahead, OOB dives into tonight’s slate of Games 2’s. How can the Cavs fix their suspect D? What version of “Playoff P” will Paul George bring when the Thunder host the Jazz? How can the Timberwolves stop James Harden? And is his step-back legal? Moving to another star-studded hoops league, OOB caught up with players and coaches at the BIG3 Draft and talked about changes to the league, how players are approaching season two, physical play, trash talking, and more. Plus, Hibachi explains what it will take for him to join the BIG3. Finally, in “Fair or Foul,” the team weighs in on president of adidas North America Mark King saying the company would want to sign polarizing QB Colin Kaepernick IF an NFL team signs him. Is it just lip service? Taking advantage of his name? And how would actually signing him affect business? Last but not least, Gil inserts himself into other people’s personal lives, talking about Candace Parker’s $400K alimony payment.

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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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Here’s Shaq’s Advice to Karl-Anthony Towns Following His First Playoff Game

On Sunday night the Timberwolves had an opportunity to take a 1-0 lead over the Rockets. But, alas, it was not meant to be. Instead they lost 104-101. Oh well.

Part of the reason that Minnesota failed to potentially panic Houston by putting them in an early hole was the offensive struggles of Karl-Anthony Towns, who ended the night with just 8 points in 40 minutes on 3-of-9 from the field (in fairness, he also contributed 12 rebounds).

After the game, Shaquille O'Neal (a man who should have credibility due to his vast experience as a 7-foot tall NBA star with more than 200 career playoff starts) gave his two cents on how KAT can improve after his first career postseason contest. In fact, O'Neal felt that Towns' underwhelming playoff debut was due to not demanding the ball in the post with more urgency.

“What I would tell him to do is run to the middle of the floor every time and just stand in there until the ref calls three seconds two times in a row,” O'Neal said, according to Larry Brown Sports. “Not only will it get yourself in the game, the defense starts to panic and they’ll start to double and triple a couple times early and you kick it out to your shooters.

“I know he’s young, but he’s the man on the team and he still needs to demand the ball. When they switch and a little guy (guards) him, all the guards telling him to clear out — no, you don’t move. You say, no give me the ball. Throw me the ball.”

One would think that there are only so many opportunities for an 8-seed to upend a 1. But, whatever, way crazier things have happened. We'll see if anyone was listening when the two teams meet again for Game 2 in Houston on Wednesday night.

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Nick Young’s Wild Playoff Outfit; Cowboys Cut Dez Bryant; Pop’s Kawhi Shade | Out of Bounds

On today’s show, Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds crew kick things off by weighing in on whether or not they’re about that Coachella life. Plus, coming off his kids’ AAU tourney in Las Vegas, Gil explains why he’s the king of Sin City. Then, after the first weekend of NBA playoff action, OOB discusses the biggest stories, including the Pacers waxing the Cavs in Cleveland despite LeBron’s triple-double. Out West, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said star forward Kawhi Leonard continues to be absent because his personal medical team has not yet cleared him to return. The guys ask how this is affecting his relationship with teammates and the franchise, and Kawhi critic Gil has an unexpected take. In epic fashion news, Warriors guard Nick Young showed up to Oracle Arena for Game 1 of Golden State’s playoff series against the Spurs wearing a silk robe and boxers. The squad reacts to the stripped-down fashion statement in “Fire Fit,” and Gil shares the exchange he had with Swaggy after he saw the look. Moving to the NFL, the panel take sides after the Dallas Cowboys released star receiver Dez Bryant and things got messy between him and America’s Team. Can revenge motivate Dez for the entire next season? Finally, in “On This Day…” the crew remembers the 15th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s final NBA game — a 107-87 Wizards loss to the 76ers in which 40-year-old Jordan scored 15 points. With everyone slurping LeBron for balling out at 33, Gil makes clear what King James needs to do to be in Jordan’s rarefied air.

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LiAngelo Ball Is Being Scouted by the Los Angeles Lakers

Although many people thought it would be impossible, it looks like LiAngelo Ball actually might have a shot at being drafted by an NBA team. According to reports, the middle brother of the polarizing Ball family is being scouted by none other than the team of his older brother Lonzo, the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas provided the scoop on Twitter that the Lakers paid a visit to Lithuania to watch Gelo ball in a contest between his team, Prienu Vytautas, and Nevezis. LiAngelo provided a decent contribution to his team's victory by dropping 12 points and going 3-for-3 from behind the arc.

The 19-year old LiAngelo officially declared for the NBA Draft this past March (and dropped an insane 72 points in a game the same day), but many feel that he is not an NBA-ready prospect.

There are least a few people who believe LiAngelo should be drafted, one of which is his father LaVar. After all, he did say previously how he hopes that all three of his sons will be able to play together rocking the iconic purple and gold. He even claimed Lonzo would not re-sign with the team if it didn't happen. Paul Pierce has also recently said he thinks there is a “good shot” Gelo will make it to the league.  

LiAngelo's draft status still might be up in the air, but the fact the Lakers are scouting him has to be at least somewhat of a good sign. Everyone will have to wait and see if a second Big Baller will make his way into the NBA when the 2018 NBA Draft takes place on June 21. One thing can be guaranteed—he will not be selected No. 2 overall like his brother Lonzo was last year.

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