Tuesday December 15th, 2015

In the latest episode of the Open Floor Podcast, SI.com's Chris Mannix is joined by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Warriors center Festus Ezeli and Miami Herald NBA writer Ethan Skolnick.

In a 20-minute chat, Silver talks to Mannix about a variety of subjects concerning the NBA, including the 76ers' front-office shake-up and the arrival of Jerry Colangelo, potential changes to the NBA draft and next summer's impending lockout. 

Later, Ezeli hops on the phone to chat with Mannix about the team's recently snapped 28-game winning streak and the dynamics of Luke Walton leading the team while Steve Kerr hangs around the peripherals. Ezeli also discusses his impressive background off the court, which included taking pre-med classes at Vanderbilt and serving an internship at Merrill Lynch.

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In the third and final segment, Skolnick joins the program to discuss the biggest stories around the league, including referee Bill Kennedy's decision to come out following Rajon Rondo's alleged use of a gay slur. The two also reexamine LeBron James's decision to leave Miami and how the Heat have fared so far this season.

​Listen below and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

Guests: NBA commissioner Adam Silver, GSW's Festus Ezeli, Ethan Skolnick

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