Nice Attacks, Pokemon Go, Aaron Bruski on the NBA & Rockets discussion with Alykhan Bijani

Welcome to the 52nd episode of The Weekly Brew podcast. You might think that, it being a weekly podcast, and this being the 52nd episode, that this would be a birthday episode for us, but that is NOT THE CASE. Since we had some bonus episodes thrown in along the way, you’ll have to wait till the week of August 11th for us to celebrate our podiversary. But nevertheless, we do have a terrific show for you this week.

A terrorist, driving a 20-ton truck, killed 84 people in Nice this week, and friend of the show Jason Lawrence calls us from France, where he was staying only blocks away from the massacre, to discuss the city’s response to the tragedy and its efforts to return to normal, day-to-day life.

Austin, Jeremy and Kevin launch into some discussion of the worldwide phenomenon of Pokemon Go, which Kevin plays but is very ashamed of and secretive about, and Kevin shares some shocking information he learned from the Iraqi General Security Directorate about the hidden meaning behind some of the Pokemon names.

Aaron Bruski, founder of Hoop-Ball.com, cohost of the Koz and Bru Show and an award-winning basketball writer, joins us to take a look at the NBA landscape following Kevin Durant’s move to Golden State, and whether the creation of the latest NBA superteam will have any ramification on the CBA, which both parties may opt out of before December of this year. Bruski enlightens us on where Blake Griffin is likely to wind up (hint: not Los Angeles) and we discuss whether LeBron, having now fulfilled his promise to bring home a championship to Cleveland, is a Cavs lifer or whether he is free to pursue an on-court reunion with his Banana Boat crew elsewhere.

Finally, Alykhan Bijani, otherwise known as @Rockets_Insider on Twitter, a writer for ClutchFans.net and Hardwood Paroxysm and one of Houston’s own resident basketball gurus, calls in to discuss the Rockets’ offseason. The team’s biggest move, re-upping James Harden to a 4-year $118 million deal, means stability and a continued opportunity to build around the league’s best two-guard. Ryan Anderson fits Morey’s system perfectly and Eric Gordon’s injury history may not be as worrisome as advertised.

We have a new iTunes review, which means this week’s favorite listener is Sgker! Congratulations – that is quite an honor. And to everyone else, that honor can easily be yours! Kevin outlines how to leave reviews on a mobile device (a riveting discussion), and all you have to do is go to iTunes and leave us a 5-star review with a blurb and you’ll get a shoutout to our billions thousands of listeners.

And remember, no matter who you are, where you go or what you do this week, always, ALWAYS brew responsibly.

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