Despite the third full weekend of the NFL preseason, Connor McGregor looking better than anyone could have realistically expected against Floyd Mayweather, and the beginning of the home stretch of MLB madness, the Relatively Speaking Podcast had big NBA news to break down this week.
It’s crazy that in a summer when All-Stars Chris Paul, Paul George, and Jimmy Butler got traded, the BIGGEST summer blockbuster trade took place just last week, with the summer winding down. The Cleveland Cavaliers granted Kyrie Irving’s trade request, sending the four-time All-Star to conference rival Boston for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, the Brooklyn Nets’ first-round pick in 2018, and 2016 first-round pick Ante Zizic.
To discuss this mega-deal in depth, Jared enlisted the help of Justin Rowan, co-host (with Carter Rodriguez) of The Chase Down podcast and a contributor to SB Nation Cavs blog Fear The Sword.
Jared asks Justin how the Kyrie trade affected him both as an objective NBA observer and someone with a vested interest in the Cavaliers. The two also discuss the bridging of the gap between Cleveland and Boston in the Eastern Conference, expectations for this year’s Cavs team without Irving, and what the future has in store for LeBron James and his hometown team.
Justin also lists some of his favorite comedic television characters… and which one of the greatest songs in the history of music he considers overrated.
If you aren’t doing so already, Justin is a must-follow on Twitter, where — when he isn’t talking Cavs/NBA — he’s going viral for his hilarious tweets. You can follow him at @Cavsanada, and catch his Cav columns at SB Nation’s Fear the Sword.