Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) of Nets Daily joined the first episode of the Pick and Pod to discuss the Nets' win over the Magic Tuesday, improved defense, and the coaching improvements of Jason Kidd. Plus, Kenny Ducey, Matt Rosenfeld, and Kevin Kelly discuss if Tim Hardaway Jr's defense is keeping him off the floor, and if Kevin Durant is MVP.
Seeking an additional opinion on the Knicks' recent hot streak, I called up the pragmatic Jim Cavan (@JPCavan) of Knicker Blogger (ESPN's Truehoop Network) and Bleacher Report to discuss Andrea Bargnani's improved defensive numbers, Raymond Felton's mystique, and Carmelo Anthony's spike in assists. Take a listen.
The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.