Listen: Lebron James, Kevin Durant And NBA discussed on Freddie Coleman Show
"On ABC with Golden State taken the Los Angeles Lakers. Let's talk about that. Houston Rockets and more NBA with our man Ryan. How's that great violence would at the Ryan Holland's as ESPN NBA analyst? He is here. Thanks to shell Pennzoil performance line. Right. Kevin Durant said is not LeBron's fault. But because the media fan boys, they fall over him, and it becomes a toxic environment. Even though it's not his fault. Lebron said he was not going to get into it. Because he did not see or hear about the context of Kevin Durant. What do you make about that whole thing? For one man, shutout Ukraine house podcasts. And actually got the interesting, but Rick explained it was nothing negative. You play with LeBron. You're going to have a tough talk or you don't. There's expectations. Whether you're on a good team with that everybody expects you to win the championship. So Kevin Durant. Absolutely like, Kevin Durant. Anything in the way. People just read half the quote. To those. Expectations. But no man like anything wrong there, by the way. I'm glad that above a more punishment that I get the call that foolishness again, I'm gonna cut you off right now, man. That's right. You know, better than that. We'll quick on that screen a toxic environment. I see you on NBA TV doing clippers games. But we're at fault for not calling. You putting you on probation when you're busy. Oh, it's our fault now. No, no, no, no, no. Man. I take a out during the game. Rile would have come to que. Did he make us stay? He makes a statement like that about the fan, boys. How much of that is him? Wishing he had that. Because it seemed like that's always the thing with him. He knocks the media attention. But I think deep down he really wishes he had that. You know as a player, there's always especially with the best players. There's always that silent competition that oh, Brian. You had thirty. I need to have forty. You know, you had twenty I need to have forty one. Or you got your first championship? I need to get by. There's always that that fit attention to competition with guys that are that good in my opinion. I haven't had this. Kevin Durant follows LeBron James, Pat, you know, LeBron was the first really enjoy the super go where he wanted to go really make his own personal choices. I after like Kevin has a deep respect for the Friday got LeBron really paves the way for guys like him. But otherwise, can you probably say, okay, see, you know. So I think there's a strong level of respect and yet. Competition there. You know, obviously every time I used to come to town to play the Lakers. Kobe was there he had to show out. You know, he heard what everybody was saying. Whether you Don. And he he was better than Kobe Bryant at the end of the day. So I feel that competition between Kevin Durant, and you know, what? Kevin Durant hit that dagger. You know, LeBron's face it, always in the NBA finals. He doesn't feel good about that. He knew he was shooting over priced out of solitary confinement. Ryan Hollins ESPN NBA analysts doing mind, let Kevin Freddie Tolman on Freddie and Fitz Simons on ESPN radio the Houston Rockets play like they've been a solitary confinement a lot so far this year. They currently said thirteen plays in the Western Conference ever-growing said this really stinks, man. We're not having fun, and I'm paraphrasing. What is the deal with Iraq is team that last year was one game away from getting to the NBA finals? I mean, obviously revolves pointblank Trevor REEs about being there is just a bit. Ah? Blackett organization for why by forward theory. Trevor what does he do Trevor has never since I played with them needed a place to be right for him. Trevor has never demanded the basketball is never needed any type of more attention. So. You know, play defense and do his job. And even when the Lakers when you know what I think he missed the Lakers championship. But he had a lot of success with a guy like Kobe Bryant who I in some ways of commanding the basketball is similar to harden. So you lose Trevor the guy who did a lot of the dirty work it now you're looking around day where where's the help on the blacks out? Where's the help on the glass? We're where's that guy who always never misses a rotation? And when you truly watch basketball may I know you guys do you guys who do a little things? Oh, man. He he he got his wide open right there. So it's not fun would air. Gordon? You don't just get two three pointers. You have to take some of that lack that Trevor REEs. I was doing, you know, that's that's what he means. That's what he's feeling. Houston was. The same story. Now, you got to grind out. Now, everything everything is so easy. Ryan in Milwaukee is not the same story, thankfully, but guys like me as a bucks fan. But I'm watching this game Ryan, and I'm not convinced that the bucks could even get a couple of games in a seven game series. But I am curious about the raptors. If they stay stay healthy can that be a serious threat to the Golden State Warriors? The raptors. Absolutely. And why one thing I want everybody. Remember playoff basketball, matchups don't pay attention to a regular season record don't pay attention to which you know, a guy's name or who or who. Because when it comes out to the playoffs if I can guard you effectively. So, you know, you see some of those guys that kind of come out the woodwork go where everybody's healthy the Royal? Everybody's playing everybody has the same level of recipes. Same excuses are there if you look one through five you won't even go one through ten. I wanna say as far as. You know, Toronto's a better team wise and through their starting five they can play. List offensively. What the heck? What I defensive? They can switch was third liners Bacher playing the five one through five is which all those lineups it now. That's where it goes to take your dangerous because Golden State shoots the ball. So wealth plays traditional conference, which means you have to rotate a definitive because somebody gets open shots. And it doesn't take into those guys down the three of you in your face. So that's why Toronto has a shot because they can match up if they should switch it cards one through five you saw Cleveland playoff. Lebron couldn't switch. And they had to go into rotation. They absolutely eight up Golden State in that was a big difference in the series. So you do see those abilities Toronto. So no, you're you're right on point. Right house ESPN NBA analyst with my met. Kevin, Freddie, Coleman and ESPN radio. How much what Toronto was doing could the Kawhi Leonard to say maybe LA or anywhere else is now going to be where I should go. It's a lot. I mean, I'll be winning honestly cheers cures all sharing lead me on the show again. All right. Great. The all reality. Never been out of out of the river. Walk it NBA NBA life. And I remember the first time I got traded. It was like, wow. This is nice. Well, but my apartment's really nice. Actually, having a chance to single out there in the world. And he doesn't just own a city or state country to this guy. Really like a laid back kinda. You don't. You know, what we're better? And I think he could really fit into our land it there's a reality that he stays. Ryan who can fit with LeBron James in LA which superstar could come and join that team this off season and can tolerate playing with a guy like LeBron. Honestly, I look at it from a basketball aspect because everybody looks at Kevin love, Chris Bosh. They had to change their games to play the Barnwell. They play winning basketball. Those guys get a chat. We're not gonna get a championship. If you drop the ball out to them on the block, you know fifteen or sixteen games, which is what they were used to only get a guy who you could win with who can could've over a decade play championship basketball. Not to say don't guys winters what they had to change their games that players going to adapt. A lot better. A lot easier tool. The still. It's really a better of guys be willing to change his game. How it today? If the. The two who really have problems were traditional kind of powerful position as essential. Without this. A Ryan you won't be on secret probation much longer. You always. Blamed for your problem. Boise. Always welcome anytime sooner than later. Okay. Hey, great. Outlets. As I mentioned a great follow on Twitter. Not just a great friend. But a great follow on at Iran house. If you miss what he had to say about the troubled rockets, the big bad warriors and toxic. Lebron according to Kevin Durant. Subscribe to the, Freddie Fitzsimmons podcast. You can do that. 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