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I'm thinking again, by the way, for the younger demographic, I like to follow this day in sock, and they do the basically go back to warriors days before they were really really good with some people can't imagine. Because they're too young today's date in two thousand six Andreas just injured his neck, a minor eighty car accident on his way to the arena telling you, that's the way it used to be this that was normal stuff. Oh, he's out tonight. He injured himself on the way to the game. Oh darn. That was that was it. I remember him getting hurt in another car accident. That was different. Yeah. That was a different one. On the hood. You have a cigarette. Yeah. I think he did. That's right. They weren't the only ones that had a cigarette. They were the only ones smoking. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. Eighteen. Oh. We waited almost nanny between now and the bottom of the hour is on Jacobson, right? His fault. We're gonna blame him period. A couple issues around the NBA while we're waiting for Casey the blazers high according to. Rouse, get beat out a crowded field for his canter, including the Lakers. How many centers of the Lakers need, I guess, they did trade zubec-. So they have Tyson Chandler around there and some other guys. He went to the blazers in a few years ago. I'd forgotten this Portland signed Kanter to a seventy million dollars offer sheet which o'casey match or maybe he had some sort of a relationship from the prior with the blazers. I like him as a as a reserve. You gotta play him. Against a certain type of player. You don't want him in pick and rolls very much. You don't want them having to close out on shooters quickness will bother him the thing he can bring to you is scoring. He's a really good offensive rebound her. You can really hit the glass but defensively. He's brutal gauges not you watch him run. And there's not a lot of quick twitch muscles there. It's real kind of slows. I decide it's not that he's not athletic. He's just not quick enough to build a guard those guys on the perimeter. I mean does he today's watch when the warriors played them the thunder. They put him in just about every pinned down every cross screen every picker role. I mean, he was going to be involved in it somehow they were going to let him stand on the weak side. And be a weak side watcher is we like to call him. He was going to be in it. And usually when he was in it. They would find a way to expose them. So. If he comes up the bench like he usually does in the wars were tough tough opponent for him because of how they played and who they had the athleticism, but if you can find the right spot for him. A he can help you could certainly help you. But boy you. The the. Laws of diminishing returns. Catch up to him fast, like eight minutes from him. You try to go ten eleven twelve. Am I hurt ya? That might hurt you. So you gotta pick and choose. But yeah, I mean, it's a good spot for them. I'm trying to think their bench right now is not real explosive. So he could he could help. I mean because he could because he can't get you extra possessions. He can score. I mean, he's like an NBA rebounder NBA score legit. But FDA defensively. It's like, okay. What are we giving up to get that you're going to score eight and give up twelve that's what he does. I mean, that's that that that's not good. You can't do that. So, but yeah, through with the risks are taken, which isn't a whole lot. So that came across today. Some of the guys are going to start finding some homes. The other thing since we're gonna talk college basketball. I've just seen a piece written a piece do comes back from twenty three and beats Louisville last night, which by the way, it was a bad beat on that. I think it was a guy had Penn State Kentucky. And Louisville on a three teamer. And I think he could won about twenty five hundred bucks. And of course know Louisville loses that whole thing covered. A guy went nuts, and he had him on the money line the three in the money line. Sorry. I should have said that I. That's good. They were brutal. I went back in I went back. And so they had it on because it was on while we were doing the show, and I was like, whatever. But then I saw the crap themselves. So they had like a replay of it late that night. So I taped and watch the last ten minutes today a damn sorry, man. Give Duke all the credit in the world. They had to take advantage. But Louisville lost. I got a massive all of pit and more like a peach pit or an avocado pit stuck in their throat. They were brutal. I mean to take care of the ball gets shots up. I mean, did you can't blow you shouldn't be able to go three point lead held onto the ball for the entire shot clock in one that came maybe not. But maybe it's better and turn it over with that way. I get your point there were twenty three with nine nine forty and then they are up twenty with like eight ten something like that. And it's just like I've always said this you have to take advantage. If you're the team that's way behind you. Gotta take advantage of stupidity and carelessness and playing lackluster basketball Duke, did but sort of Louisville Louisville just like lost their minds. I mean, they went to to to one a focal press and sped them up a little bit. And either they turned it. It over or they broke the press. And then turned it over maybe ticket shot that was too quick. And it was like. Wow. And then as soon as he got it to like nine eight seven whatever was like, you could just see their faces of craft and duke's playhouse money at that point. Reading three. Let's keep going. Let's go green reddish isn't threes. They turn it over and Zion Williamson's going to the rack there. Fouling him getting an ones and nice. Sure, I agree with all the calls when he was going to the who. But anyway, that's beside the point you, you just I mean. I would I need to do is go back in every time. But I need to go watch the first the first thirty minutes like, well, how the hell did they get it? Twenty three point lead. They must've been balling like how do you ball for thirty minutes? And then just forget how to play basketball for ten minutes. And I know what it is. It's the psychology of sports, which I'm always fascinated with because when you're up twenty three and they say, they cut it to ten four or five minutes ago. It's still in good shape. Your ten with four four and a half five minutes to go. You're good. You should be feeling good. But you're not feeling good. You're feeling like, whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. It was twenty three this game should be over. What what what are we doing? And then you start thinking about all the wrong things. Okay. What do we need to do to not blow this game? It's all negative. It's not positive. Let's let's just play. Let's get our shots. Take care of the ball. Let's do we're doing the first thirty minutes. It's okay. Let's not turn the ball over. Let's not make it and it's all like everything's reverse in your head. And then it's eight and then you start thinking more like that. And it's six, and it's more like, I go home, man. Here we go and then do tooth flying around. It looks like there's seven of them out on the cord and the game sped up and you're making dumb decisions, and you're turning it over and actually made some free throws. But when you're down that much you have to help the team, and they said, you know, what you need some help. We're gonna help you. We will definitely help you along the way. Yeah. That was that was brutal. Just I mean out your Louisville. You're going to the locker room thinking what what just happened. What what what? Which we're up twenty three twenty three nine forty to go loser. You realize how hard it is to score twenty three points and ten minutes of basketball. That's a ninety two point game rolled big. It's a better huge offensive output ninety two in a game. Not the do can't do it. But not only do they have to score twenty three. You don't have school. You can't score anything. And they did I want to say they ended up scoring thirty two points in the last nine and a half men. Thirty two those math majors out there. That's like one hundred twenty eight point game in college basketball. Which is forget it forget it. That was rough. But max doing a good job Louisville. I mean, Louisville is a lot better than I thought they're going to be this year. But that one. Leave a Mark put it this way. If I was in Vegas, it'd be looking to bet against Louisville their next game. Oh, yeah. They might still be thinking about that Duke game. No doubt. Two days in a row, we got a shark. Vander? Kane is gonna join us on the show before he's always been great. 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