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The Grant Napear Show – March 27, 2012

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The Kings dropped another heartbreaker last night, this time in overtime on the road against the Houston Rockets. DeMarcus Cousins had a dynamite performance and the Kings led for the whole game but Houston forced overtime late and took over in the extra frame to defeat Sacramento.

Solomon Wilcots of CBS Sports breaks down the dynamic between Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow in New York after the Jets acquired Tebow from the Denver Broncos. Solomon provides a few reasons why having Tebow as a backup might not put as much pressure on Sanchez as the common opinion would seem to dictate. He then tells us why Andrew Luck is the surefire first pick in the NFL draft and why Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay won’t be wavering on that decision.

Closing the four o’clock hour, Tim Brando of CBS Sports looks ahead to the Louisville/Kentucky Final Four matchup, highlighting the bad blood between Louisville Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino and John Calipari, coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.

Grant’s Rant today centered around Tim Tebow’s lone wolf press conference in New York as well as Mike Brown’s benching of Kobe Bryant late in a recent ballgame. The common thread between the two? The absurdity of media coverage in the country’s two largest markets, Los Angeles and New York.

Coach Keith Smart joined midway through the five o’clock hour for his weekly segment. Smart highlighted the positive elements that Chuck Hayes brings to the table and explains why he benched the starters late in last night’s loss. Coach then went on to rave about DeMarcus Cousins, pointing out the various skills in Cousins’ arsenal that are rare for any NBA player, much less a post player. Smart discussed what he looks to see from Jimmer Fredette, including some of the intangibles required to play point guard in the NBA.

In the six o’clock hour, NBA analyst Tim Legler weighed in on the “feud” brewing in Laker-land between Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant. Legler further discussed what keeps the San Antonio Spurs so successful despite being built around aging stars as well as some of the holes that the Miami Heat might have as we inch closer and closer to the postseason. Tim wrapped up the interview by declaring the Oklahoma City Thunder the favorites for the NBA title and making his prediction as to who will claim league MVP honors.

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