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Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak
Bird Watch — a New Orleans Pelicans podcast powered by NOLA.com. A weekly look at the team that says they'll never bend the knee with hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak.
3 days ago
On Chris Paul past and present, Taysom Hill hot takes and more with Thunder beat writer Erik Horne
It seems like a lifetime ago Chris Paul was an NBA star in New Orleans, which is what makes his current stop in Oklahoma City all the more intriguing to watch. Erik Horne, The Athletic's OKC Thunder beat writer, joins Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak to talk CP3, and a lot more. Trigger warning: If you love Taysom Hill, you may not like the hot takes expressed in this podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jun 25, 2020
How Pelicans stack up and who opts out of stir-crazy NBA bubble; Could it have worked in New Orleans?
The NBA's "bubble" playoff scenario is drawing closer, but more positive coronavirus tests will certainly hit before the basketball does. Bird Watch returns with hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak to talk about the prospect of Pelicans players that might opt out, how the setup looks with players potentially sequestered in Orlando for up to three months ... and whether that plan could've actually worked in New Orleans (because yes, they did try). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jun 5, 2020
Pelicans to NBA bubble: What we know/expect for playoffs, return to play and Galaxy Quest
Yes, Pelicans fans, it's really happening: Zion Williamson and Co. will be headed to the Disney World bubble after all. The NBA made it official on Thursday that the league would resume games with 22 teams in Orlando, Florida -- a field that includes... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 4, 2020
Sports medicine expert 'optimistic' for an NBA return amid coronavirus; Dr. Rand McClain joins Bird Watch
Is a return to NBA action feasible? Yes, with a few caveats. Dr. Rand McClain, the Chief Medical Officer for Los Angeles-based LCR Health, joins Bird Watch host Jeff Nowak to talk about the NBA's plans for a return and other coronavirus topics as they... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 30, 2020
Breaking down NBA draft field, Pelicans options with guest Brian Schroeder
If the regular season is over, the Pelicans will have a lottery pick. NBA draft expert Brian Schroeder (AKA @Cosmis) joined Bird Watch host and NOLA.com Pelicans beat writer Christian Clark to chat about players who could be available where the... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 15, 2020
Picking best Pelicans teammate for a zombie apocalypse and more season superlatives
There may be no basketball going on these days other than grainy, left-handed layups in Trae Young's backyards, but we still managed to track down Pelicans columnist Scott Kushner as he pushed his son in a stroller around Broadmoor. Scott and Bird Watch... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 8, 2020
Inside the mind of ex-LSU & NBA star Pete Maravich with 'Pistol' author Mark Kriegel
Pete Maravich's basketball skills were the result of thousands of hours in the gym. Under his father Press’ tutelage, Pete became perhaps the greatest showman on the hardwood ever. This week’s Bird Watch takes a closer look at that complicated...
Mar 31, 2020
Ideas for an NBA return; Zion's impact on sports betting and more with guest John Brennan
How does the NBA come back from its coronavirus hiatus? What does that look like? What are people gambling on without sports? Bird Watch host Jeff Nowak is joined by longtime business journalist John Brennan, who has spent more than three decades as a... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 17, 2020
How to pass the time with no Pelicans? Plus memories of a Zion debut & coronavirus charity
If it seems like we're going a bit stir-crazy ... that's because we are. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by NOLA.com Pelicans columnist Scott Kushner to catch up after a week without NBA action but with a whole lot of social... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mar 12, 2020
What's next after Coronavirus suspends Pelicans season; Christian Clark live from Sacramento
The Coronavirus crisis hit hard this week, with some of the biggest shockwaves showing with the cancellation of many sporting events and even the suspension of the NBA's season. Bird Watch host Christian Clark calls in from Sacramento, where he was on...
Mar 9, 2020
On Pelicans, NBA impacts from Coronavirus; big games from Holiday and Ball; more on playoff push
Despite a rough week the Pelicans' playoff push is still alive, but there'll be a lot to consider before the postseason rolls around. Concern over the spread of Coronavirus spurred some shifts for player access by the media. Bird Watch hosts Christian...
Mar 3, 2020
On LeBron's master class that spoiled Zion's monster night; Lonzo Ball's growth with Pelicans
There was no Anthony Davis this time around, but LeBron James showed the Pelicans that, even at 35, he's just as dominant as ever -- even when facing a Herculean effort from Zion Williamson. Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by...
Feb 27, 2020
Takeaways from Pelicans loss to Lakers; is Zion the NBA's new-age Shaq?
Yes, the Lakers beat the Pelicans ... again. But what are the real takeaways from what could be a Round 1 playoff series if New Orleans can get all the way up the mountain in the Western Conference? Hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak talk Jrue on...
Feb 19, 2020
Zion, Ingram back from hoop-wrecking All-Star Game; setting up Pelicans playoff push
The All-Star Game is officially in the past, but Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram both hit the stage for some big moments. Host Christian Clark recaps the scene from frigid Chicago, where the Pelicans rookie met Barack Obama and then broke the hoop...
Feb 12, 2020
On Pelicans past and present, more Zion and a huge win with WDSU's Fletcher Mackel
Another day, another big Pelicans win and another monster performance from Zion Williamson. WDSU sports anchor/reporter Fletcher Mackel joins Bird Watch hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak this week to talk about that a blowout win over the Trail... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Feb 5, 2020
Is a Jrue Holiday trade deadline deal realistic? Looking back on Zion vs. Giannis, Pt. 1
NBA trade deadline primer for Pelicans, Jrue Holiday, others; more on Zion vs. Giannis --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 27, 2020
On memories of Kobe & Zion's big impact; Caroline Gonzalez joins Bird Watch
Memories of Kobe Bryant and the rise of Zion Williamson
Jan 23, 2020
On a Zion Williamson 'MVP' debut to remember -- and one chant to forget
On Zion Williamson's debut, MVP chants and more --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 15, 2020
Ready for Zion mania? What to expect as Pelicans' top pick gets a launch date
Zion Williamson has his official start date; here's what to expect
Jan 7, 2020
Big harm, no foul for Brandon Ingram, but Zion Williamson sighting has Pelicans on rise
On the Pelicans no-call loss, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball
Jan 1, 2020
Is a Pelicans streak just a mirage? Start with defense, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram
Is this Pelicans winning streak for real, or just a mirage?
Dec 23, 2019
'Serenity Now' for Pelicans and a few more Christmas gifts after long losing streak ends
Christmas presents for Pelicans players after a long losing streak
Dec 17, 2019
Pelicans set an ugly record, but 'fire Gentry'? Pump the brakes
The good news? Zion Williamson was spotted getting up shots. The bad news, that's all he did and the Pelicans are mired in their longest-ever losing streak. Host Jeff Nowak is joined by NOLA.com reporter Faimon Roberts -- subbing in… --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Dec 2, 2019
Pelicans ... can you close? Oh Zion, where art thou?
In the third episode of Bird Watch, a Pelicans podcast from NOLA.com, hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by columnist Scott Kushner to figure out why the Pelicans can't close games, what's the latest on Zion ... and…
Nov 25, 2019
Anthony Davis' return and a (sodium-free) tribute; tales of Teresa Weatherspoon
In the second episode of Bird Watch, hosts Christian Clark and Jeff Nowak are joined by NOLA.com deputy sports editor Reina Kempt, who shares tales of Teresa Weatherspoon from her Louisiana Tech days and how the Pelicans are leading the…
Nov 18, 2019
Bird Watch: Episode 1, The Phantom (injury) Menace
Welcome to "Bird Watch," the new podcast on the block to get your Pelicans news, notes and insights as the season rolls on in New Orleans. Hosts Christian Clark, NOLA.com's Pelicans beat writer, and Sports Digital Producer Jeff Nowak hit…