Listen: Lakers, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook discussed on First Take
"Winston Salem State Bans Company talented ladies and gentlemen. What's going on everybody. Welcome back into I take it as Hugh Week. Look at this crab we have we got off. Wilmington Delaware Doc and since we got the hall of Famer we're going to play a little passer shoot. I take style you ready Sir. I'm ready. I'm ready. I'm ready. I'm ready you question. Shoot means is you're. GonNa answer past stiffer to these to all right. We're good everybody here. We go which. La Team is under more pressure. Would it be the Lakers what you know what I'm GonNa pass this one the Stephen Okay uh I'm GonNa go with the Lakers okay. Here's the deal Lebron missed the playoffs for the first time in ages after go onto the finals eighth straight top he's going to be on a mission but Anthony Davis only because he was playing at the smoothie King Arena in New Orleans as opposed to the staples center. Rate is one of the top players on the planet doc look with ad alone state football. It's basketball all-star two out of five greatest players on a planet Senate or on the same chain where in purple and gold would a tradition help elevate about this man that got championships now the expectation if I have to win he would be only markeith superstar in the history of the Lakers franchise to not catch a chair. I hate it went onto triumphant return however however this is the Mike however look. They'RE GONNA win one not this year coup why it was the best player in basketball last year period by the end of the final news obvious that's the best plant player on earth yet and historically great playoffs. He's the best defensive player Paul George was a top five. MVP before he got hurt and they're joining a team that not only went to the playoffs but took the fully loaded Golden State Warriors. Here's the six games or they had quiet Paul George and by the way WHO's coaching that team doc rivers in in fact. I'm telling you right now provided health. The Clippers will win the championship this pressure. The Lakers always pat well the main thing here. Is this the clippers steel. Yeah no learn how to win. Thank you gotta learn how to win and the pressure is on the Lakers because every year the pressure is on the Lakers but we know how to deal with that. Type high-pressure knew how to fix the main thing pats or shoe magic which player will have a bigger impact on his new team or you going Kyrie irving with no Katie this season or Russell Westbrook were the most pressure will be on Westbrook because Houston is a team that expect to probably go to the Western Conference finals and trying to win a championship but at the same time Kyrie gets a past because no Katie but Westberg gotta learn how to play with James Harden. I don't think those can really coexist to me because Westbrook. It's not stand in the corner cat why James Harness up at the top of the key going one on one or pick and roll westbrook. GotTa stand somewhere I don't. I don't know how it's GonNa work but I still say that. The clippers and the Lakers are better used to I would agree with you. WESTBROOK has more pressure than Kyri but before for simple reason ever since K. D. Left Oklahoma City West came out of the first round. This dude is an elite talent arguably the greatest greatest athletic point God. We've ever seen him a question about. Hey Aunt but since K. D. has left. You have not been out of the first round. Now you got James hearted. Clearly you under more pressure to carry. Irvine who's playing with house money because he doesn't have the answer. Most precious is actually Lebron James but if we're limiting it to Max remax you've got to answer the question brother Kyri or West League leased out of this is off the Lakers under the most pressure it said to it's my favorite player is Westbrook. The way he goes goes all out because everything he has every night but even the rockets analytics guys now they're coming out saying we have a thirty percent chance to win giving westbrook listen. You're supposed to get better. The team is already very good and Westbrook's tendency throughout his career when he thinks the pressure is on us to pull harder harder because he wants to win so bad when sometimes he needs to learn to me to let go a little bit that it's going to be tough. I not a little passer shoot no better person to ask who is the Best S. point guard into season passer shoot. I'm GONNA pass this one. The Max I got a pass from magic dead so that's point guard in the League Yeah Steph Curry who by the way was the best point guard last year and the best point guard the year before that Steph was was doing everything to harden was doing but its usage rate wasn't as high because Katie is on the team but Steph can do when you use him more. He stays the same great player and in the finals those last year for the first time in his career when his team needed him he came through under pressure on the final step. Sometimes in the fight is what happened your shot steph breath. Y You lack days ago with the ball throwing it behind the back out of bounds came seven at Oracle. No he had an excellent especially a couple of games when they needed him most the answer Steph Curry. The answer is steph curry but as usual. I have to simplify thanks folks. Here's the deal you look steph curry. The Modern Day gain requires that if you're going to be a superstar caliber point God. You have to be a perimeter threat. There is no superstar at the point. Thank God spot in the modern era who doesn't have the ability to shoot from the perimeter. We talk about Russell Westbrook as a superstar talent not a superstar aw player because he's under thirty percent from three point range so you wondering how's he going coexist with harder. You Ain't worried about who steph curry's coexist with because the second he steps past the half court literally. He is a threat from beyond half-court. That's how it is with Steph Curry. That's why he's the best right beloved plant with them. Too because ball doesn't stick no no question about it and I love Damian Lillard you gotta give some of those guys credit to like him in tact after Steph curry then you've got the Westbrook's in Damian Lillard is all those type of point. I thought this last season not overall better but just last season because of what he had to work with. I thought Damian Lillard deserve to be first team. Over Seth Listen Damian Lillard is the truth roof and he showed that and his teammates love him too. I think that's important point passer. Shootings Niane Williamson will be an all star this year. I'm okay this one. I don't think he will be all star. This season. I think he's going to go to a learning curve because now he's going to run up to guys just as bigoted biggest them justice athletic him and not afraid of them but I think he's going to have a fantastic season and the Pelicans will be one of the most entertaining teams in all the basketball because now you put off drew holiday with Lonzo Ball Brandon Ingram. I mean those guys are going to be running and they got a good coach. Sure that's not emotion. Dick Draft Lonzo Ball Lonzo ball metric jobs. I'm I'm standing right here to cast now. Watch out now just saying don't be these soups but some can go listen all he has has to do with. New Orleans is just play point guard. Okay 'cause drew holidays going to help. Lonzo ball get better but I'll take stat line. The the boy was giving me fourteenth seven and five as a twenty year old yes. He's only going to get better and I think you're going to see that team running and gun. They're going to be very and I love when you think about this big man on the wing right and the things that he did that do now he can bring those things to the NBA. Watch out Bass break that they're going to be running in. New Orleans is going to be a Zion is going to be an all star because you said on across this season he also. You said he's going to run across guys just as big just as athletic but there's never been anyone that big and that you said this season. He tell you why he'll he'll do not. Oh and the fans will vote no will he. The fans are GonNa vote on demand far right but that's what we are going to be earning morning and he but he will play in the West. I didn't he'll be was in the east yes but not in Latin the last one here passer shoe who's GonNa Finish with a better record rockets or warriors. Oh I'm I'm I'm. I'm okay this one of the Stephen. That's easy. That's easy. It's definitely going to beat the rockets number one because they excel in the regular season more so than the postseason with Dan Tony and number two because Kevin Durant is no longer in Golden State and Klay Thompson is gone for most of the season at least half the season. I'll give Houston a better regular season record that does not mean they will have better success in postseason agreed claybin. Hey listen that was devastating. When Clay went out your down a Steph Dangelo Russell and draymond green for most of the season that'd be good enough to get to the play offs people underrate rate by the way value but once you're in the playoffs if clay comes back and get a rhythm. Maybe I like him over Houston but regular season. It's it's definitely definitely the rocket rocks will have a better record and regular season Bama. Tell you story quake. CORRINE corrine retires and everybody said no way the Lakers. We're going to be good anymore that same year nineteen ninety-one with Blah Dee Dee by as our center we go all the way to the NBA Championship Watch out Golden State why because they know how to win win. We've seen again how to win but in Delaware. Let's give it up for Magic Johnson. Thank you for taking time out of his SPEC-. Thank you thank you thank you all the respect respect."