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Stampler and Phil Naessens talk about CP3's and Splitter's shoulder injuries and other pleasant things

Happy New Year! Phil told me the game preview format is gone forever and from now we'll just discuss the relevant basketball topics of the day, plus Spurs things. Hooray! What's that? All the Spurs things are negative? What why I don't even

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I don't want to toot my own horn too much, but I really think I'm starting to get the hang of this "talking" thing, so now I've got a whole other medium to be obnoxious, sarcastic and snarky, which is really exciting for me.

On this week's show Phil and I chat about Tiago Splitter's injury and what it means for the Spurs, the perception from some around the league that this is a paper lion because of all the losses they've had to the elite teams, the bogus Carmelo Anthony for Blake Griffin trade rumor and what Chris Paul's absence portends for the Clips. I don't want to spoil too much here, but if you're a fan of some serious Clippers bashing, this is the show for you. If you're a big fan of those dudes --and why would you be on this site if you are?-- then maybe skip past that segment.

Also, once you've had your fill of me, Zeb from Welcome to Loud City is on the show and he and Phil discuss the Luol Deng-Andrew Bynum trade and what it means for the Cavs, and they also hit on the red-hot Warriors, who haven't lost a game since running into the freight train that is Marco Belinelli. It's a fun hour of hoop talk that'll just fly by, and lord knows you need that welcome respite after having to endure all that endless football the past three days.

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In case the player above doesn't work you can listen to the entire program from Phil's site located here.

Take a listen. His show is broadcast Monday thru Friday on Max Sports Channels, Talk Superstation, Armed Forces Radio Network , Kozmik Radio, First Online Radio, WRFN 1025 and Baseball Podcasts You can download the show here, and subscribe to the show's podcast here.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts of the show in the comments and offer feedback, good, bad or indifferent.