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The Grant Napear Show – April 25, 2012

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The NBA ruled the first hour of the show with the regular season coming to a close and the draft lottery right around the corner. Grant took questions about the Kings’ potential draft position and some of the possible prospects available, including Anthony Davis.

The show progressed towards baseball when the news broke that Aubrey Huff was placed on the 15-day disabled list with “anxiety”. Grant asked if Giants fans were concerned with the team’s slow start combined with the loss of Huff.

Grant also was curious if the listeners were actually interested in watching the NFL draft or if they’re only interested in seeing who their team picks.

Peter King of SI.com caught up with Grant and debunked many of the myths that are currently surrounding this weekend’s NFL Draft. King also addressed the over-hyping of high-priced free agents and how they are often disappointing. King explained why the Raiders have a chance to compete in the AFC West despite having two of the league’s top quarterbacks (Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning) comprising a quarter of their opponents.

Grant’s Rant centered around the interesting path that Sacramento arena negotiations have taken over the course of the last few months. Grant pleaded with both sides to avoid the name-calling that’s taken place and to refrain from negotiating in the media. The people of Sacramento are tired of the posturing by both sides and want to see some results.

Former Atlanta Braves star and current TBS and MLB Network analyst John Smoltz checked in for the premier of his weekly segment with Grant to break down Major League Baseball’s first few weeks of the season. Smoltz touched on the early struggles of Tim Lincecum, the heat on Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, the strong pitching of the Washington Nationals, the slow start of Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the adjustment of Yu Darvish to the Major Leagues.

Chuck Hayes then called in for his weekly segment with Grant, this time recapping the season and discussing the disappointing results yielded by the lockout-shortened campaign. Chuck again raved about Isaiah Thomas’ rookie season and gave his thoughts on Metta World Peace’s vicious elbow to the head of Oklahoma City’s James Harden.

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