In this week’s episode of the Shooting Bricks Podcast, Jarrod Castillo, Gerrel Sayles and Daniel Huynh are joined by Reagan Griffin Jr. (@ReaganDGriffin on Twitter). The group talks about Vince Carter’s impact on the league during his 22-year career and Hall of Fame chances.
Also, they talk about the NBA’s return in Orlando and share their thoughts on what the NBA and WNBA are doing to help promote social justice issues, such as players donating their salaries for social justice causes around the world.
They discuss whether the NBA is doing enough to promote social justice issues and the somewhat laughable living conditions WNBA players find themselves in at the IMG Academy in Florida. Along those lines, they discuss Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s – co-owner of the Atlanta Dream – comments about having an American flag on the players’ warmup jersey’s instead of having the phrase “Black Lives Matter.”
The group also talks about Patrick Mahomes’ $503 million extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, mainly if that was the right move, especially considering that 10 years is a long time for a young quarterback. The guys also talk about if Cam Newton will have a bounce back year with the New England Patriots after having a few subpar years with the Carolina Panthers. Mainly, the conversation focuses on whether Newton is able to mesh well with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Lastly, the foursome discuss what MLB and other American sports leagues can learn from the NPB and KBO. The Japanese baseball league and Korean Baseball Organization are in the stages of allowing fans back into the stands. The group also shares their thoughts on MLB’s 60-game season and how players are choosing to opt out.