This week's guest in the players' pod, which feels suspiciously like penalty box in a hockey game, is sports blogger and podcaster Reinis Lācis.
Reinis is not only more articulate and professional than your host, he is also more experienced when it comes to podcasting, having produced a fascinating archive of interviews with former NBA basketball stars - all from his computer in Latvia.
As always the conversation rambles far and wide, from Porzingis to the state of Latvian sport and the future of sport journalism because after all, it matters not who won or lost, but how you play the game!
Listen to Reinis' podcast HERE and follow him on Twitter using the link below.
You can find "The Handle" podcast on iTunes and Stitcher for podcast episodes with NBA, ABA and NCAA champions https://t.co/M0ncIjc7Xq— Reinis Lācis (@LamarMatic) April 26, 2016