NBA podcast host says at least 6 teams, including Kings, can come out of the West

Mar 27, 2023, 2:30 PM

Sacramento Kings players Chimezie Metu and De'Aaron Fox guard Stephen Curry in the Chase Center....

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Sam Esfandiari, host of the Light Years Pod, joined Deuce and Mo Monday to talk about how successful the Sacramento Kings have been this season, the struggles of the Golden State Warriors, which teams can come out of the West and more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Mike Brown’s impact in year one of coaching the Sacramento Kings
  • If the playoffs started today, the Kings and Golden State Warriors would meet in the first round. Who comes out in that series?
  • “Everyone who’s in the Bay Area has friends who are Kings fans and probably vice versa up there. It would be one of those bittersweet type of things where this could be awesome or also kind of miserable at the same time.”
  • With everything the Warriors have gone through this season, can the fans feel confident going into the postseason?
  • The NBA’s Western Conference is wide open. Sam makes a case for the best teams to make it to the NBA Finals, including the Sacramento Kings
  • Vibes being weird within the Golden State Warriors organization
  • Because there’s no juggernaut in the West, the Kings defense might not hinder their playoff run

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Sam Esfandiari.

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