Early Break: How much does Sip care about the NBA playoffs without his beloved LeBron to cheer for?

  • It’s the first time in 8 years that LeBron hasn’t been in the playoffs, as his Lakers were terrible and weren’t even close to making it—the playoffs certainly seem to have a different vibe without him
  • How much will Finals/playoffs ratings, in general, suffer without The King? Down 26% so far…
  • Also, Hot Take’s grades for the show for the week: