Found May 21, 2012 on SILVERMAN: On Sports:

We love this time of year around here! We love going around the league talking to the best in their markets to bring you awesome analysis. The NBA playoffs always have great play but this year there is great drama as well. This show detailed a little bit of both.

Special thanks to Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Times for doing triple duty with us: Lakers, Clippers and Kings. Bob Irzyk of KOCO in Oklahoma City talking THUNDER basketball. George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel joined us to give the update on the firing of Stan Van Gundy and the future of the Magic with and without Dwight Howard. We finished the show strong as Brian Windhorst of ESPN came on and truly broke down the Miami Heat and their struggles to stay alive without the play of Chris Bosh.

Awesome show, awesome guests and we are only getting started here on SILVERMAN: On Sports! Enjoy!


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