Outsiders on the Inside. The Christian Wood Situation and Shad Miller Talks to Kyrie Irving

What’s going on with Christian Wood’s minutes and why should you read Shad’s interview with Kyrie Irving?

We’re back, folks! We took another short break here for the All-Star weekend after that tragic showing on Wednesday and like Luka, we are going to try to enjoy our break but we decided to show up today (sort of).

In this episode, we talked about the All-Star festivities, my Gamecocks who wore Mavs uniforms, and our expectations for the end of the season. The big topic in this episode was Christian Wood, however.

Since coming back from injury, Christian Wood has been coming off of the bench and that has not made sense to us. Besides this, the discourse surrounding Christian Wood online has suddenly turned negative after being positive for most of the season. It seems we went from everyone clamoring for him to start at the beginning of the year to suddenly looking for reasons to dislike him. What’s going on? Reese and I dove into this topic.

We of course went through our weekly segments, with Reese making a very interesting choice for the Unsung Hero of the Week and Weatherman Bibs delivering the Weekly Forecast.

Feb 8, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (2) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

At the end of the episode, we welcomed a friend of the show Shad Miller who recently had a sit-down interview with Kyrie Irving. Shad talked about the interview, his biggest takeaways, and what he hopes comes from the insightful chat with the Mavericks’ new superstar player.

We hope you’ll listen through the end for some bonus content but the minutes are broken down below.

(If there are ads at the beginning of the episode these times may be off by a minute)

00:16 – 9:48 Intros and All-Star Weekend

10:05 – 15:10 Nuggets Game and the guys at the end of the bench

  • Chris Silva appreciation
  • AJ Lawson appreciation
  • Justin Holiday

15:18 – 25:03 Expectations for the rest of the season

  • Kyrie Irving expectations
  • Justin Holiday
  • Markieff Morris
  • Random sidebar about a question Luka answered during media day

28:15 – 50:50 Christian Wood

52:43 – 1:01:30 Weekly Segments

  • Fantasy Roundup
  • Unsung Hero of the Week
  • Weekly Forecast

1:03:09 – 1:16:02 Special Tweets are Talking with Shad Miller

  • The Kyrie Irving Conversation
  • Additional Bonus audio after the Outro


You can always find Bibs on Twitter @Bibscorner and Instagram @MBibs. You can find Reese on Twitter @MofR25 and Instagram @MindofReese. Also, subscribe to MindofReese on YouTube. Finally, ensure you’re following the show on Twitter @MavsOutsiders and Instagram @MavsOutsidersPod.

You can find Shad at @ShadMiller13 on Twitter, @ShadMiller on Instagram. You can also find him at @TheUncoolUrban on all socials.

You can read his Kyrie Irving interview at DallasWeekly.com: Click Here

Use code TBPN on Draftkings.com or hit the sign-up link here: (https://tinyurl.com/DraftKingsTBPN) for a chance to win BIG! Help support the show and The Basketball Podcast Network.

You can now purchase the Mavs Outsiders hoodies at the Mavs Outsiders Shop on Etsy. You can also help the show by leaving a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. We appreciate every listen and, of course, every review.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s