Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #34: NBA Africa Game Recap

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 05: Victor Oladipo of Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during the NBA Global Games Spain 2016 match between FC Barcelona Lassa and Oklahoma City Thunder at Palau Sant Jordi on October 5, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

August is the slowest NBA month, meaning any semblance of basketball, whether it be Drew League or BIG3 basketball, provides us entertainment. That is why Saturday’s NBA Africa Game was so crucial to feeding our NBA addiction. LWOPB Editor Matthew Cardenas and Austin were among the fans happy to enjoy the event.

Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #34: NBA Africa Game Recap

Matthew joined Austin for this mini episode of the Coast 2 Coast Podcast to recap Team World’s 108-97 win over Team Africa in the second NBA Africa Game. They broke down the meaning of this game for the NBA and basketball in Africa and who impressed each of them. Will Victor Oladipo and Emmanuel Mudiay‘s performances translate into the upcoming season for the Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets? Other standouts include C.J. McCollum‘s improved ball-handling and DeMarcus Cousins‘ improved frame. Overall, it was a pretty successful event for the NBA. Outside of basketball, the players and coaches were able to tour Africa and build houses for the people.

Austin Cracraft and Dante Guarneri discuss everything from the wide world of the NBA, whether it be the latest update from a Banana Boat or a legend being thrown out of the Garden.

Follow the show on Twitter @Coast2CoastPod.

Austin is a Staff Writer and Podcast Host/Producer at Last Word On Sports. He currently attends the University of Oregon and enjoys watching, talking about, and playing sports. He is a shameless Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks fan.

Dante studies Financial Economics at Columbia University. For every statistic and analytic undertaking, he hopes to shed humorous light on the everyday parity of the sports world. A life-long sports fan, he’s been blessed with championships from the New York Yankees and New York Giants, but cursed by the turbulent history of the Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets.

Matthew Cardenas is an associate editor for LastWordonProBasketball as well as a journalism student at Texas Tech University.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – OCTOBER 05: Victor Oladipo of Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during the NBA Global Games Spain 2016 match between FC Barcelona Lassa and Oklahoma City Thunder at Palau Sant Jordi on October 5, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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