Causeway Street guys talk Sterling ban & first round upsets

Listen to the Podcast here writers; Josué, Sean and Joel discuss NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling for life after a audio recording of racist comments were released last Saturday. Sterling cannot attend any Clippers or NBA games. He is not allowed at the Staples Center or any practice facility. We talked about the possibility of the other 29 majority owners voting to take away Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers, since he is not allowed to conduct any business what so ever. This is the beginning of the healing process for the LA players and fans, but this will not go away that quickly.

Meanwhile after an emotional game five win in LA for Doc Rivers and his team, they still on the brink of elimination against the Golden State Warriors. The blog writers talked about how moving forward this Sterling issue should motivate the Clippers since they are heavy favorites to come out of the west. Another team most have going to the Finals is the Oklahoma City Thunder. But Memphis has met the challenge every step of the way in containing Kevin Durant, with the great defense of Tony Allen. OKC is in trouble of not making it out of the first round, which would lead to answering many questions including does Scott Brooks lose his job? Or has the Westbrook/Durant experiment run it’s course?
Frank Vogel can’t be feeling any less pressure, as the Atlanta Hawks are throwing the kitchen sink at the Indiana Pacers. The writers discuss the possibility of Indiana making over their team if they can’t beat Atlanta. Roy Hibbert, and Stevenson could be on the trading block; even if they do advance they don’t look like the same team pre-Danny Granger trade. Sean and Joel believe the Pacers are in trouble down 3-2 in the series. Pacers have to beat the Hawks two more times to avoid elimination and think that Indiana will ultimately lose the first or second game against Atlants. Josue talks about how he believes the Pacers are just way too talented to lose against Atlanta. As the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, the Pacers have more experience than the Hawks and believe that experience will eventually snap them into shape.

Despite some upsets, these NBA playoffs have been very exciting and worth almost every series going the distant. Round two should be even better as the Wizards have a pretty good path to make it to the Eastern Conference finals!