There won't be any NBA games played until Thursday night, but Gilbert Arenas and the #OutofBounds team still have plenty to talk about in the world of basketball. During All-Star Weekend, Commissioner Adam Silver entertained the idea of shaking up the NBA playoffs format, re-seeding the top eight Eastern and Western teams 1–16 to increase the likelihood of the two best teams meeting in the championship round—regardless of conference. Gil and the guys debate the idea's merits and ask, is it all a conspiracy to give LeBron James a better shot at making the Finals? With Houston (44-13) boasting the league's best record at the All-Star break, the team discusses the reasons for the Rockets' success and whether or not they're the best team in the NBA. (Have the Warriors woken up from their regular season nap yet? Does it even matter?) Speaking of the Rockets, MVP front-runner James Harden sits down with OOB from Foot Locker in Hollywood to talk about his evolution as a player and fashion icon, Houston hoops culture, and what he didn't know about Chris Paul before they teamed up.
Speaking of Paul, the OOB crew caught up with him at Spalding's Backcourt installation in downtown LA just before he headlined "The Convergence of Basketball X Culture," panel discussion put together by the sporting goods company. The nine-time All-Star talked about building a brotherhood in Houston, witnessing greatness in Harden, and his off-court interests. The superstar assist man also dishes some pre-Draft workout and Team USA Gil stories—a bit of flaming that Gil responds to in true Hibachi fashion.