Rant Sports Podcast: 5 Things You Need To Know, February 17th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
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The Rant Sports Podcast is back for a second straight day and Monday February 17th is hardly short on big-time sports news. We will cover all of the bases, so be sure to click the link below and listen to a quick rundown of the day’s biggest sports stories:

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The 2014 NBA All Star Game and weekend  is in the books. And if you are a fan of scoring, then you probably couldn’t have imagined a better night. Believe it or not: the East and West combined to score 315 points. Defense? What’s that?

East Tops West In Record-Setting NBA All Star Game

A broken leg might have kept Kobe Bryant out didn’t play on Sunday, but no injury is going to top No. 24 from making waves. Kobe gave his Mount Rushmore of top NBA great and Magic Johnson was the only Laker on the list. Check out Kobe’s fantastic four here:

Kobe Bryant Made One Huge Snub In His Mount Rushmore of Basketball

Well, the NFL offseason is in full swing. How do I know? Well, Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend outside an Atlantic City casino for an alleged assault. Come on, Ray-Ray you’re better than that!

Ray Rice Just First Of Many NFL Players To Have Offseason Troubles In 2014

We’ve heard a few football meatheads give their opinion on Michael Sam, but what about baseball players? Well, Chicago White Sox all-star Chris Sale threw in his two cents and this left hit the nail on the head if you ask me.

Chris Sale’s Firm Stance on Gay Baseball Players is a Must-See

The 2014 Winter Olympics have been rough for the US, but hockey is looking to be the American’s saving grace. Hey, the mens and womens hockey teams are playing great right now, so maybe gold is in the near future.

USA Dominates Qualifying Round, Fast Becoming Gold Medal Favorites

Unfortunately, that does it for the February 17th edition, but be sure to check back in tomorrow so the Rant Sports Podcast can carry you through another busy week in sports.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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