5-on-5: Around the League
5-on-5: Around the League with Jonah Ballow and John Focke delivers edgy insight and witty banter with five of the hottest stories in the NBA every week.
April 19, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke unveil their 2010-11 season awards including MIP, MVP, best facial hair, most intimidating player, and best play of the year.
April 12, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke look ahead to Wolves season finale, revisit the Power Rankings, react to George Karl calling out the Mavs, Calipari or Brown in the NBA, and preview the playoffs.
April 5, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke praise the play of Anthony Tolliver, rank the best Eastern and Western Conference squads, break down the Celtics big man trouble, and look back at Dennis Rodman's HOF career.
March 29, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke share praise for Anthony Randolph's two-game outburst, examine the Knicks issues, the Kings relocating, David West's season-ending injury, and Ron Artest vs. Charlie Sheen.
March 22, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke breakdown the last two Wolves games, talk about coaches on the move, the Rockets surging and Knicks struggling, thoughts on the Fab 5 documentary and an early look at the 2011 Draft.
March 15, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss the validity of Love's streak, the Bulls rising in the East, most dangerous team out West, Kobe's ankle, and new deals for coaches in the Northwest Division.
March 8, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke put Love's double-double streak in perspective, examine Cry-Gate in MIA, evaluate Lakers success, reveal MVP Power Rankings, and find out why Cuban and Sheen are now linked together.
March 1, 2011
This week, Jonah Ballow and John Focke breakdown the Wolves acquisition of Anthony Randolph and the myriad of big trades, including Melo to NY, Perkins to OKC, and D-Will landing a spot in New Jersey.
February 14, 2011
With the All-Star festivities just days away, Jonah Ballow and John Focke share their expectations for Kevin Love and lock down their final picks for the Skills, 3-point, and Slam Dunk Contests.
February 9, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke celebrate Love's All-Star selection, review All-Star reserves, look at Orlando's struggles, discuss Nash's trade value, and more.
February 2, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke look at Love's NUMB#RS, All-Star starters, a big Celtics win, Kobe in the clutch, and fake tough guys.
January 25, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss the Wolves recent road trip, Prokhorov ending the Melo trade talks in Jersey, and Kobe cementing his legacy in Los Angeles.
January 18, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke breakout the big boards for a midseason review, including best team / player, most intriguing storyline, and a picks for the Finals representatives.
January 11, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss the Wolves lineup changes, the Melo trade rumors, the Cavs changing hotels, and the dunk contest participants.
January 4, 2011
Jonah Ballow and John Focke analyze the Wolves win on Saturday and impressive play in Boston, how Caron Butler's injury affects Dallas, playoff squads struggling, and picking the All-Star teams.
December 28, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss Beasley's game winner and Wolves second consecutive win, recap the Xmas games, update the MVP Big Board, and breakdown the latest NBA commercials.
December 21, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke recap Love's 43-point outburst, breakdown the blockbuster trades, and injury woes for Houston and Chicago.
December 14, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss Flynn and Webster's return, debate most impressive winning streak, if the Knicks need Melo, Blake Griffin's rookie status, and playing for Cuban or Prokhorov.
December 7, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss Love's numbers, LeBron's return, Iguodala's trade value, Shaq's MJ Xmas, and dunk contest candidates.
November 30, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke chat about the missing ingredient for the Wolves, the famous "bump" in Miami, Walker's D-League bid, Boozer's return, and what team needs to make a move.
November 23, 2010
Darko Milicic has seemed to turn the corner, the injury bug hits the Blazers, new dunk contest ideas, the Heat's cold index, and most thankful team in the league. All these topics covered on this week's 5-on-5.
November 16, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke recap Love's 31-rebound night, chat about the Heat's issues, success in Utah and New Orleans, and Iverson in Turkey.
November 9, 2010
This week, Jonah Ballow and John Focke discuss Wes Johnson's improvement, the elite point guards, LA's quest for 72 wins, and LeBron vs. Cleveland.
November 2, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke provide their 2010-11 season predictions, including top teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences, MVP, ROY, and one bold prediction for this year.
October 26, 2010
Jonah Ballow and John Focke begin a new season of 5-on-5 with a preview of the Wolves 2010-11 season.
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