Listen: Lakers, Clippers, Lebron James discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"What do you I think Yeah I don't think his career is over but as far as the hall of fame is concerned. Any time I've seen guys earlier in the career when the first thing out of my mouth was wow. I knew they were GonNA end up in the hall of fame. I watched utilizing the day game until his last game and I never ever I myself. Wow not like Barry Sanders or Walter Payton or any of the she the linebacker anything. You know Mike Single Terry linebacker attack. Anybody you can tell they're going to all things you look at them. I test and you spend. Wow Do yourself that guy is good never ever said that about about you know I watch. And that's a great call angst and that comes back to what I constantly save the scheduled test. Every one of us has ever been a fan as pulled out the schedule at the beginning of the year. And you look at L. Dunkin. I did it this year on air one day we sat there. win-loss win loss for each of our favorite teams. When's the last time? During delays era that you went and thought. Oh that's a loss. Because they got to play. The giants can't beat rely in the playoffs. But in the regular season when you think of that I don't know I take your take on. ESPN radio keep calling triple eight say ESPN eight. Eight eight seven two nine three seven seven seven six. We'll keep getting more of your calls. Plus you can tweet me bunch of tweets coming out loud. You guys made a comparison to Joe Nemeth. We'll fill you in on that a little bit. But in the meantime another hot topic that ran through I take today had to do with the because yesterday Lebron James was asked if the Lakers needed anything and he said that they're all set for now now everything that Lebron says over were analyzed so it raises the question of if the Lakers have enough to win a championship. Now the panel Stephen a Smith Max Kellerman. They were joined by Andre Gonzala and they they had the Ruben version of what the Lakers have and what they need. Check out. What Stephen Head to say? Lebron James comes out last night I think it was last night yesterday some time and he says we have enough to win. I WanNa state what I feel is that I want to hear your thoughts. I believe talent wise. They do although I believe Derek roles would be a perfect addition to add to the squad because the Lakers are clearly not the same. When the broncos off the flow eager they were in their pick a role offense when he's on the floor and it looks fabulous? He gets off the floor. I don't think Rondo warrants to respect the derrick. Rose has because he's not scoring point guard even though he's a great point guard and as a result that has to change things up for coach Vogel and I think they're compromises some on degree but my biggest thing about the lake is the clippers. I think the Lakers needed to go. I think they need a rough ride. I think they need a pest well. I don't give a damn Patrick. I took beverly are bigger version of something. I think that when it comes down to the Lakers and the clippers I think about that heart the clippers. Tell me they got five dogs dogs on their squad. They wonder whether or not the Lakers have won. I WanNa know what your thoughts are when you look at those two teams in specific specifically to what Lebron James said about the Lakers happened enough to win this year. Lebron James Been to so many emmys you lose count. How many finals into I think? He's one of the very few players who elevates every the other four guys on his team like no other you kind of like Magic Johnson like everybody's a threat on the floor one thing. I have seen in the Lakers in always give shout out to my guys and former teammates but they had a stretch. One eighty was out missed a bunch of games they still won. Quinn Cook came in and did AH HELL OF A job. Coming in putting this appointee can score the ball and you know so. Sometimes you have question marks and you guys like Quinn Cook Caruso. I think Ronald Rondos Bay underrated as well sometimes lose numbers and they might not tell the whole story. You know the way. He's orchestrating different things like that like that. And you don't see often too. Many teams does that put too big man and rotate away. They've done with the White House and whether you've done with your McCain how they'd done and then you'll live the clippers in a little different. Because they have a lot of weapons like you said Mantras Herald put up. You know he gets thirty. Seems like every other week and Lou Williams is able to get to the foul other and he showed that he can do that in the playoffs as well. Last year's playoff performance especially against us was amazing. Come back in thirty one game and taking a game from us in in in Golden State. They made us up our game a little bit. So you know they have a lot of Weapons as well. They've been really solid in terms of whether position right now considering their injuries and considering that and Paul George. I haven't been on the floor as much so you know you want to see them. Play a little bit more these last you know thirty forty games and seeing if they can build some chemistry go into the playoffs because they're going to dangerous dangerous when you say what you can still do. You mentioned touched on some of the stuff that you can still do when I look at the Lakers. I there's a good reason people derrick rose. They could use another ball handler. I disagree with you about Rondo at this point in his career. I don't think it's a great fit with him out there a lot of the times. I think that's why they need another guy but they need a two-way wing or a Guy Guy who can do things on both sides who who's a dog on the Lakers. I agree with Stephen. That sounds like Andrei Igwe to me on the other hand. I look at the Clippers and I go Patrick Beverley Leonard Paul George Mantra. I mean everywhere you look you gotta do like who will play on both sides of the floor and I think about Andre Iguodala team. That's a nightmare for other teams. Would you rather go to a team that you feel like you fit in with that group better or would you rather go to a team where you looking they go. They could really use me a guy like me on that team. Well I mean you just picking your poison you know in in terms of you know you have an poison and you being able to shoot that in every way whichever way you want against your opponent you know. Go back to that Ronald thing you you know. I think he does enhance their bench and making sure they get the most out of their bench and I think that does give them a little bit more depth in the clippers but the clippers have a little bit more firepower firepower in terms of the guy's name Paul George all the way down to Patrick Beverley Lou Williams mantras herro. They got a lot of things going right there. And they got mcgruder. Bruder got still got some other guys who were still coming form. Put it in that starting five and Lou Williams really as a six man Max. Maximum Stephen Keep going under these. This assumption that the Lakers need a dog and and then implying. They don't have a dog on that team. You haven't been in the league and played against all these different players you might know them more intimately the guys on that roster I mean do you feel that the Lakers have somebody with fire sometimes. Being a dog isn't necessarily commuted communicated vocally or in that way. If there is someone could you point them out. I think they've maximized to biggs Unlike any other team in the league you know with the way that they're rotating you you mean you mean Dwight D. Why do I fail? who were written off four or five years ago in the MEEK and the way they've been able to resurrect their career? I think that shows you gotta give a lot of credit the Bron- who's cosign obviously and said bring these guys in. They're going to help us protect the paint. We're going to bring some strength around. Ad Because the perception is a little fragile independent where people trying to bump him improve. Wanted some bodies down there to help and I. I think those guys have been really good. It's the reason why the person was second in the League in that. Some straight talk straight talk wireless only at Walmart. But I'm going to give the stray dog here to Max earlier this week I was watching. I take you know we do that. On this show. Kyrie irving was getting all sorts of he about saying that the nets needed. Add One or two more pieces in Max flippantly said is he went to commercial mersal. Hey when you're a max money player. You shouldn't need more pieces now. We're having a conversation that the Lakers with two of the best pieces all of the NBA and two guys that undoubtedly are are worth whatever money they ever want to get. It's okay if they need more pieces. All we just love to be flipping on that argument depending on whether we love or play hate any player in the NBA. I'm just say Max Colony out on that one feel free to call the show and we can have the debate here I take your day on. ESPN radio I'm Jason Fitz. In the meantime I want your thoughts is Eli Manning's career overrated a-rated real quick Pam Virginia Beach. Eli overrated. What do you think? Oh I was just saying you're spinner that I can play football for years and not alerts. Have I chosen urinating or any of this manning as their starting quarterback backup quarterback. That's a strong point by PAM coming in with the fantasy football angle angle of that. I hadn't even thought of you're right. That says something to the stats. Remember if you look back at the moments in his career and you look up and down the only thing. He's consistently been a leader in his interception reception. So from a fantasy football standpoint certainly not good enough triple eight say. ESPN eight eight eight seven nine. Three seven seven six. That's how you get on a plus at Jason Fitz on twitter and on instagram. We you gotta pull up there and Instagram. So coming up does drew brees rank in the top three quarterbacks of the last twenty years and more your thoughts on overrated Eli. We'll do all that next."