Contested Layups



Eddie, Garnik, John and Raul are lifelong friends who love basketball and all have various experiences with the sport. They discuss multiple topics about the NBA and how basketball impacts their daily lives.


  • WE ARE BACK!!!

    25/09/2020 Duração: 01h09min

    Contested Layups is back and in a BIG way. It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you, without a dope beat to step to. The Nuggets! The Heat! BILLY DONOVAN TO THE BULLS. We're just get started. LETS GO!

  • 119: The Road to Zion, Raul plays like Anthony Davis, Idiot of the Week!...?

    09/03/2020 Duração: 56min

    In this episode, we talk Zion Williamson and his explosive play in the NBA thus far! Is it safe to say he's destined to be the new face of the NBA? Or is he too much of a genetic freak for his own good? How has his spectacular play contributed to the Pelicans blitz for the 8th seed! Also, John compares Raul to Anthony Davis. YES, thats right. Anthony Davis! And, the Brooklyn Nets "mutually agreed" to part ways with coach Kenny Atkinson. Does this make them our "Idiots of the Week?" **We do not own the rights to any images or music used in this episode**

  • 118: Can the Bucks get to 70 wins? Jimmy Butler is BALLINNNN!

    29/02/2020 Duração: 55min

    In this episode we take a look at the Milwaukee Bucks as they make (debatable) history! Can they get to 70 wins? Is the Greek Freak a one man army? Where does Khris Middleton rank among the best 2's in the East?? Speaking of best 2's in the East, Jimmy Butler is BALLIN! Does he have what it takes to bring the Heat to the next level?? Is he a top 10 player? Is he worth all the trouble?? What are you doing with your life?! Subscribe, Download, do whatever you need to do! Contested Layups is HOT!! We do not own the rights to any images or music used in this episode.

  • 117: All-Star Recap and Bulls BLUNDERS

    21/02/2020 Duração: 01h01s

    What a weekend! The All-Star game and Dunk Contest were the best we had in years, and it all happened in our Hometown of Chicago! They say there's no such thing as bad press, but the Bulls organization definitely received some this past weekend leading them to actively look for some Front Office changes! We recap everything and more on Contested Layups!!

  • 116: Trade Deadline and Remembering Kobe Bryant

    07/02/2020 Duração: 52min

    We're back with another great episode! We discuss the biggest trades that happened, as well as the Winners and Losers of it all. Lastly, we remember the late, GREAT, Kobe Bryant. **We do not own the rights to any music or images being used"

  • 115: 2 year Anniversary Episode!

    08/01/2020 Duração: 01h12min

    Tonight's episode is very special because we are celebrating our 2 year Anniversary! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are extremely grateful to our loyal fans, and will strive to continue to bring you quality content! Tonight we broke down Kevin Love's situation in Cleveland, and which teams would be best suited for him to land. Also, we break down the Andre Drummond trade rumors, and lastly we talk two of the hottest young players in today's game, in Trae Young and Luka Doncic! You won't want to miss this one! LETS GO!

  • 114: Making an MVP

    29/12/2019 Duração: 52min

    Wattup yall?! In this episode of Contested Layups, Eddie and Raul discuss the makings of an MVP and what it takes to be in the race. Why are some favored, while some get no love?? Also, Raul and Eddie get into some heated debates! Eddie's an idiot, on CONTESTED LAYUPS!!!

  • 113: Fizdale Fired, Harden on FIRE

    13/12/2019 Duração: 52min

    In this episode of Contested Layups, we take a look at the New York Knicks, who currently stand at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. David Fizdale has just been fired, but was he to blame for their troubling season?? Are RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson solid building blocks for their franchise?? Also, we discuss the red hot James Harden as he solidifies himself as one of the best offensive scorers ever in the NBA. Can he keep it up, and if he can, will that be enough to get them to the championship?? All this and more on a new episode of Contested Layups!

  • 112: BATTLE FOR LA, Milwaukee Buck$$

    03/12/2019 Duração: 56min

    YO! It's Contested Layups, inviting you to "Dance With Me", "Anywhere", because "Cupid" doesn't lie! That's right, its episode 112 and you don't want to miss it! Lebron and AD, Kawhi and Paul George. Who's team reigns supreme in LA?? Also, Giannis is really good! Do the Milwaukee Bucks have the right pieces in place to win the championship this year?? Thanks for listening!!

  • 111: Carmelo and The Blazers, the HOT HOT HEAT, Don't @ ME!

    18/11/2019 Duração: 56min

    Whats up everyone?!? We got another HOT episode of Contested Layups and we do mean HOT! First, Carmelo Anthony FINALLY got signed, what does this mean for the struggling Portland Trailblazers team, and does Carmelo still have more left in the tank?? Next we keep it cooking with Miami Heat talk, and Dion Waiters' scary, strange, and kind of funny experience with a "special gummie". Lastly, DON'T @ ME!! LETS GOOOOOOO!!!ONE BLOOD!!!

  • 110: HOT starts, and LOAD management

    08/11/2019 Duração: 54min

    On this episode we discuss hot starts and "load" management! The Suns, Toronto, and Boston Celtics are clicking on all cylinders right now, can they keep it up?? Also, The Clippers got fined 50k for resting Kawhi Leonard, is load management ruining the league?? Lastly, the Bulls are garbage! Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for our hometown team?? All this and more on a brand new episode of Contested Layups!


    28/10/2019 Duração: 44min

    The NBA season officially kicked off this past Tuesday, and we are BACK to bring you a brand new episode of Contested Layups! Week 1 was nothing short of spectacular, and we break down everything from the new look Houston Rockets, to the same ol' Chicago Bulls! Also, we break down how some of this week's injuries and a "shitty" suspension as it relates to Fantasy Basketball! LETS GET IT!

  • 108-Western Conference Preview!

    01/10/2019 Duração: 55min

    After a brief hiatus, Contested Layups is back and in a big way, previewing the Western Conference! Are the Houston Rockets good enough to be a 1 seed? Where do the new look Mavericks land? Will the Warriors make the playoffs? All this and more, on a BRAND SPANKING NEW, CONTESTED LAYUPS!!!

  • 107 - Demarcus Cousins injury fallout, should Anthony Davis play center? What's going to happen with the FIBA roster for the USA?

    20/08/2019 Duração: 49min

    Contested Layups is here and ready to entertain you for your listening pleasure! The Demarcus Cousins injury is a terrible shame for him, and we wish him the best in his recovery. Meanwhile, the Lakers have a lot to figure out for next year. Will AD have to make a sacrifice and play center for the squad, despite saying that he did not want to? The FIBA tournament is on tap for the world, as it starts August 31st. The USA roster is almost set, but what can the basketball fans across the country expect from the USA? Why did Deaaron Fox drop out from the tournament?

  • 106 - Don't @ me segment, would you rather be a legend in one city or great in multiple cities?

    12/08/2019 Duração: 46min

    The Contested Layups crew is back, and although the NBA offseason is slower with news, we still bring you the finest content throughout all podcasts! Tonight we start the show with a new segment, called "Don't @ me", where a podcaster says a statement and the fellow podcasters decide if that statement is worth a response! Will Anthony Davis win the MVP this year? Will Lebron James play less than 60 games? Next, we do a blind comparison of two NBA legends, and decide which career would our podcasters have as an NBA player. Would they rather be a NBA legend in one city, or would they be a great player on a championship team in multiple cities? Find out on this episode!

  • 105 - Walker is in town from Korea! David Griffin vs. Lebron James, Jeremy Lin being a crybaby, CJ Mccollum and Brad Beal extensions!

    02/08/2019 Duração: 46min

    The Contested Layups crew is back in action with some accents to start your August off right! David Griffin said that the championship that he won with Cleveland was not fun! Was this a ploy to get attention to his team? Is this setting up a WWE style match between Griff and Lebron at halftime of the first Pelicans/Lakers game this year? Jeremy Lin was crying in a press conference, describing the likely end of his NBA career. Was he acting like a child or did he have a right to get emotional? CJ Mccollum and Bradley Beal were offered 3 year max extensions on their current deals. CJ signed his with Portland, but Brad has not signed his yet with Washington. What does Portland look like with CJ in tow for the next several years, and will Brad regret not signing this extension?

  • 104 - Raul's birthday weekend, CP3 with the Thunder makes Raul very happy. Did the Sixers make a huge mistake with the Simmons extension? Does it pay to have continuity this year?

    22/07/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    Contested Layups is back for Raul's birthday weekend! The Thunder are Raul's favorite team, and we kick off with Raul explaining why the Thunder will make the playoffs next year! Did CP3 ruin his reputation, or will he be humbled by his trade from Houston? The Philadelphia 76ers signed Ben Simmons to a 5 year, $170 million extension. Is he worth that money right now? Will he be over the course of that extension? Did the 76ers make a huge mistake? The Lakers and Clippers made some massive moves this offseason, but will the continuity of teams from last season prove to be too much for this upcoming year? Or will the dynamic duos be too much for teams that have decided to build from within?

  • 103 - Westbrook/CP3 trade! Clippers/Lakers way too early predictions!

    12/07/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    Contested Layups is back to bring you the best NBA podcast talk! We start with the news of the day with the Russell Westbrook/CP3 trade, and break it down to its barest bones. Did the Rockets get better, or will Westbrook find it too tough to adjust his game? Did OKC get enough back for Russ? The Clippers also got much better, at least on paper! Will they be able to overcome a season where Kawhi and Paul George miss a lot of games? Did the Lakers get better, or are they going to be the 2017-18 Pelicans with Lebron? Find out on this episode!

  • 102 - Free Agency's first hours and the bonanza that has occurred thus far!

    01/07/2019 Duração: 01h10min

    Contested Layups is LIVE during the free agency frenzy of 2019! The KD signing of Brooklyn, the trade of D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors, the Jimmy Butler trade, ALL of it is covered on this episode of Contested Layups! We are in disbelief of how crazy the first few hours of Free Agency have been, and what is to come! Where does Kawhi go? Are the Jazz a dark horse to win the Western Conference? Can the Sixers be the top seed in the East?

  • 101 - 2019 NBA Draft recap! Anthony Davis trade! Mike Conley trade!

    21/06/2019 Duração: 01h02min

    After the 2019 NBA Finals, the NBA continues to go crazy! The 2019 NBA draft was trade crazy, and a bunch of players could be changing the fortune of multiple franchises! What will be Zion Williamson's ceiling? Can Ja Morant save the Grizzlies? What in the world are the Suns doing with their franchise? Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and multiple draft picks! Did the Pelicans get the better end of the deal? Or will Anthony Davis take the Lakers to the championship this year? Did the Lakers screw themselves in the long run? Mike Conley was traded to the Utah Jazz this week for Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen, and Kyle Korver and a 1st round pick. Did the Jazz become Finals contenders for this season? Or will the depth of the West prove to be too much?

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