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"We'll jump you by marathon. Okay. So you remember that Hummer h two that LeBron drove the senior year in high school forever. How bad it made everyone. We learned today speak. Wow. Wow. He touches ago. Questions like who owned it? Lebron occc traded in how does that actually work? One is boys. You know, and that was. Hand-me-down actually go. And I bet it was not as controversial as it was probably drive with a Homer and high schooler buys. In the league because manga? Welcome to the jump. I'm Rachel Nichols. It's Friday producer, Danny say fire. Don't get fired on Friday me now has an ear. Log signed the future hall of fame. Here coming out the past couple of days. Well, have they proved a Kevin Durant is in fact, the most powerful person in the NBA our guy Brian winters pose that question in his latest column on the ESPN app, and we will be discussing it. But I. Now, the rockets good right for the rockets have been defined by what they weren't. They weren't an offensive Jagger not anymore. They didn't seem to have a real shot at the warriors anymore. They didn't have Trevor Reza or Luke Mahmoud or assistant coach Jeff is delic- which means they didn't have much of a defense anymore either. Then as of yesterday bid and even have Carmelo Anthony anymore. Officially the two sides are quote parting ways, even though technically remained on the roster SS reps. Try to find a landing spot for him last night. Coach Mike dantonio went to great lengths to note that mellow did. Nothing wrong in his time in Houston saying, quote, we try to hit a home run. It just didn't work out. Basically Mel had come into training camp fairly comfortable being PJ Tucker's backed up, but he was willing to do it in the name of being on a contending team. When after ten games, it was instead cleared the future hall of Famer would be buried even further on the depth chart behind undrafted rookie on to. Contract. No one involves that working. Chetta if you needed any convincing that it was the right decision on, Dan. Tony's part that rookie Gary. Was terrific last night as the rockets welcomed in the reeling. Warriors Clark knocked down threes. He was active on the boards. He even played actual defense. And he wasn't the only one in a game. We're four once Golden State was the team that was defined by. What was missing Steve Kerr called his team? Quote, spiritually depleted last night. Meanwhile, James harden drop in seven is he's rounding back into form from a hamstring injury. Chris Paul active engaged watch that don't go ahead ten or eleven inches on CPA. But stripped says a bowl of court and bears that eventual three the play came in the second half. That's all the rockets leading by as many as thirty two by the time the game wrapped the Houston team that had started the season one in five suddenly had its sixth win in eight games, Greece. That's a small sample size. And yes, it's dantonio reminded his players post game. He said congratulations guys swing gets up to five hundred season. But it does seem this. Team is starting to find its identity building on what they have instead of what they don't. And for one night in November. That was pretty. Hey. Yeah. Paul how confident should the rockets be after this win. This was kind of put on the schedule as it would be a signature win for them. Does it feel like that? It was one. They're starting to remember who they were, you know, getting rhythm. Of course, they had the suspensions the the injuries. And now they're giving a rhythm. Everybody's understands their role. And so, you know, this is what we expect the rockets to be coming into the season. So I feel like they're getting a rhythm. They're getting competent. And you know, they're going to be that team to give warriors problems down the line manage trying to speak being you guys distract me with the stuff you put on the screen.."