On this week’s episode of The Atlantic Files, we give our thoughts and reactions to the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, Russell Westbrook reportedly heading to the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Love nearing a deal with the Miami Heat, and rest of the season predictions and outlooks.
Now that we’re already nearing the end of February, the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend has come and gone. Another weekend of boring basketball, boring contests, and everyone talking about how player x saved the dunk contest and player z saved the All-Star game. The truth is that it’s beyond saving and we’ll explain why!
Outside of the All-Star festivities, Russell Westbrook is heading to the Los Angeles Clippers to join his old friend Paul George. He doesn’t even have to move cities and he went from a struggling squad to a firm playoff contender. Will Westbrook push this team over the edge though?
Speaking of buyout players moving teams, Kevin Love is reportedly going to sign with the Miami Heat after getting bought out in Cleveland. Does this signing really make much of a difference for Miami’s championship odds or is there a lot more needed to put them up in the top four of the East?
Finally, we took a look ahead to the rest of the regular season and which teams might make a true push while others fall back and potentially miss the playoffs altogether. Who do you have as a dark-horse contender?
00:07:20 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend thoughts and reactions
00:50:00 Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Clippers
01:05:44 Kevin Love heading to the Miami Heat
01:11:02 Predictions for the rest of the NBA Regular Season
01:17:23 Remember this guy, trivia
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Being from the suburbs of Philadelphia, it was hard not to become a Sixers fan during Allen Iverson's prime. Other than just the Sixers, I enjoy watching all forms and levels of basketball, especially the WNBA. Outside of basketball, I've been playing and coaching volleyball for most of my life. Also, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, I became a Software Developer by day, while writing and hosting podcasts by night.