Meet Matt Gourley and Mark McConville, two silly improv comedians who don't know poo poo about basketball.
Matt has a girlfriend (Amanda "Fun Buns" Lund) who plays on a Los Angeles rec league team called the Pistol Shrimps, mostly made up of comedians, actresses, musicians and such. They got some publicity when they first started because Aubrey Plaza was the team's PG for a while and kept plugging them on late night shows. They rode this into an appearance at The Basketball Tournament earlier this year, where they lost to a team of ex-NBA and college players coached by Nick Young by 100+ points.
Matt already has to attend these incomprehensible basketball games, so one day he decided to bring his Superego pal, some microphones and their best Sportscaster voices and provide commentary. And then release the thing as a podcast, because why the gently caress would anyone listen to this?
Here's some links.
The show's Twitter feed
The shrimps just started their 2nd season and they're undefeated at 3-0! The best episodes imo are when Matt forgets to eat before the game and goes completely insane but on the last episode people brought them like 10 pounds of candy, so that might not happen for a while. They're also veering pretty close to actually learning something about basketball rules after doing this for a year.
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