Listen: Durant, Knicks And Kyrie Irving discussed on Tony Paige Show
"Happy Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day one at all. Yes. Christmas christmas. Just text me something there was a a runner at the Millrose Games. They Kenmore Ken Moi Campbell. Who was the pace pacesetter for the three thousand meters e collapsed. And I remember I was watching it and they took them off on a stretcher and it took him a Columbia Presbyterian. And somebody asked me how's he doing is a website? Let's run dot com. Said he's he's awake. He sleepy and groggy breathing on his own hundred percent coherent talking to his girlfriend does not remember the collapse at all. Wow. God bless them. So they're doing testify now what could have caused it but Jamaican runner. And then thing and I said thank goodness. The. Columbia-presbyterian is right across the street from the army. Just right across the endless didn't have that far to go. But great he's doing all right. Go front. Go friendly pays is set up to create his cO for his medical bills. That should be nice couple of intensive care. It'd be hospital. That should be that. Right. This couple of payments. You'll be done. Right. Sure. Man me or drop in the bucket an aspirin. You wanted a fifty dollar aspirin. Now. I run my own. Thank you very much by the headache. Lord. How can they do that to us? All these years. Nobody healthcare. That's another thing. We'll get into that. We'll say deficit other day. Yes. Yes. I'd like to twenty five dollars. On behalf. The handling fee. Admin? One day. We'll all be sorted out. Yes. Yes. Like, I heard Cuban medical is free. But they don't tell you is you go to the doctor no problem, but you want pills. Well, how many pesos do you have my friend? They get everybody gets everywhere. That's my rant. Medical just don't get sick. Oh, that's the best possible outcome. Yes. But you gotta take care yourself. You don't wanna get worse. Okay. Seven seven three thousand seven sixty six sixty six the number that we're talking about the the baseball is catches their. Maybe I'll start showing up next week. I believe workout today. And we'll see I'm sure we'll see footage of that. All important pitchers covering first base. They always do they always show you that every year. Nothing different. You know? Basis newness can discovered I base. Let's go to Mike in Washington heights. Mike you're on the fan. Hey, tony. Good morning. Tony you saw that crazy Deng back. Kevin neck's all over Ben Simmons has got to be the best dunk of the season for the next. I tell you we that was. Think of the highlight of the of the season. Yeah. Pretty much, and and I called you last week before the deadline and suggested a couple of trades one that included Kanner and the key to to one of those playoff teams in the bubble including the blazers, and you said, well, nobody's gonna want one of those guys. They don't shoot threes and today's NBA. The big man has to shoot the three and whatnot. And look what happened the ends up in in in in the western one little play of global teams. Yep. You could probably contribute a little bit. I'm not I don't see him as a starter. But I think he'll he'll he'll help them out. You know, he will give you all this money. I look at him you'd think he's like thirty five. He's only twenty six I think so. Yeah, he does look a little old age. H. Even me at thirty five look younger than he does. That's a story for another day. Oh, yeah. Moving forward. How do you see Mitchell? Yeah. Fitting into the Knicks. I like him. And you know, it's funny. I keep saying that the Andre Jordan is there to entice Durant to come. But in the meantime, you can teach the youngster a little bit about about playing playing center because if he ever controls his his fouling, and he seems seems it's starting to come out of control a little bit. I mean, he's real active is it seemed like, you know, getting ten rebounds or more is not a big deal and his offense is coming around. It's really weird. When you think about it that he did not play organized base basketball last year at all. Well, I mean, I hope that he comes around with this whole fouled thing. He can't barely last ten fifteen minutes before he falls out. And you know, we're gonna meet them. We're going to need them in in the hardwood. If if if this whole experience going to work in in the long run, so. If he doesn't then you know, he'll be the NBA longtime as a bench player who goes in there and gets a couple of rebounds and fouls out real quick. But I think. I think he'll be I I like him. I think he'd have a nicer. He definitely will be around Z has a big presence in the pay with a seven seat one. Flaming definitely going to be around with that kind of presence now. You think? Dot is is gonna is gonna fit in it. They bring in Iran and somebody else like hiree, I don't think he's gonna fit in. Dennis smith. Dennis Smith junior with those guys. He goes onto the ball. It'll be too much. Yeah. I think he's going to blend. Well, with those guys, you know, it's going to be interesting because I don't know if you can change them. But yeah, he he doesn't have anybody really to to work with. But if you brought in Durant. I mean, the idea is defeat him all the time the isn't going to revolve around you, you gotta get the ball to him. Guy still can't wrap my hands around the fact that he did Durant would leave a championship team, especially if they win again and to come to a last place team. I don't get it. Well, you know, if he could revive the garden, right? I mean, he's gonna be. Gonna be big. Maybe as big as LeBron. We know what he's able to bring glory back to the F regular garden. If if he makes the Knicks a viable contender. I mean, he makes like Lin sanity for the whole year because everyone would be rushing to see this guy and watch the team. Because now now there a winning team. I mean, the garden is packed now and attendance down a little bit. But you bring him in there. It sells out every night. But I just I just I don't I don't I mean, I as a basketball if I was on that level. My goal is to win a championship not to rebuild a franchise. Tony talking about championships. K D Running's a championship to the garden. I know disrespecting Ewing. But he's arguably up there with Ewing was one of the best Knicks ever. Oh, if it gets if he wins. Let's say, let's let's let's go. Hi, hog wins a couple. All right. Yeah. That mean, he's it'd be building a statue for him. It would be unfair everybody else's should add a statue. But that's what they would do. But it's just so much has to happen for that to fall in place, the draft choice Durant actually coming here, not using the Knicks as a as a bargaining chip, you know, and and if they if they get kyri, then they don't need Dennis Smith junior. So you package, Tim and trade 'em and try and get something else for. And talking about the draft fake. I mean, do you think with and TD who do you think fix better RJ Barrett or vine Williamson I'm starting to to? Lead barrett. 'cause I just to I wanna see what Williamson I want. My wife says jump shot I didn't like mechanics, I just want to see him just suit some more because I mean, he's just overpowers guys and goes down low and can run the floor real. Well, but you know, the kidney does he have a pull up jumper. Does. He have a three point shot. Exactly what I've seen that. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. And then and then what? Kevin Knox gets relegated to the bench. Jim with J if. If they get Durant. I keep I keep Knox. Keep him in the bunch. You know who gonna start over him? I mean, I leave him in and Durant. I leave them out there. Yes. I just don't know. I didn't know Kyrie Irving and Durant with that that they wanted to play together. They both went in New York. Yeah. But but playing together that's another story. You know, we knew. What's his name? We knew LeBron wanted to play with with Dwayne Wade. We knew. He wants to play with Carmelo. Does he wanna play with ball? Probably not does does the I never heard him and Kyrie that didn't even work and they want championship. I just don't know if if if the rant and Kyrie on the same page. Tony did check and Kobe wanted to play together. Look how many championships they want? No. That started out it started out fine and got rocky at the end. And and that's I think we settled for a couple of championships at the split them up. But it's the other thing is one guy is brittle. And the other guy is is leery of the media, and it ain't gonna be easy for him being here. I hope he realizes that. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, and knowing the Knicks history anything that could go wrong possibly will go wrong. So that wouldn't be far fetched either. No immediate getting a K D. And then Kyrie somehow lasting another ankle were. Or who knows? What what what gets me about? Kyrie wasn't happy in Cleveland. And you guys are winning a championship you weren't here. Happy in Boston. And they did better without you. So you're gonna come here. And and what if everything is running through Durant? And he's you know, he does. He's not happy here. Now, what are you going to do with him? I guess you go after Campbell. And I would I would rather go that way. But have a go when county thanks for taking my call. All right. Well, no, I was Kemba Walker and I committed the dentist with junior. I mean, he's he's kinda cooled off a lot of five fifteen games. The last couple of games, and they have Atlanta tonight. They're often for a week. I think because of the all star game. It's almost like. If sometimes like if I wrote a story that Koby ellsbury was going to be hurt his spring training. Like, nobody in Hollywood wanna be. That's not a story. It happened. If I wrote this if I wrote a story about the Knicks getting the number one pick and Durant and. Irving. And then you packaged. Smith and. Mitchell Robinson and somebody else for for really good player. Again, we now you you're building your super team because I think all these teams that are trying to become super teams the super team that you can't beat the warriors. They're not going to be a super team after this year. If they lose the rant, and if they lose Klay Thompson. Durant stays and Thompson lease. They still might not be a super team. They've they've done. Well with the pieces they have you started taking pieces out. I don't know if it turns into jingle, but it might not be the same thing. Eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six hundred pages. We're going all the way to five forty and we'll come back talk some more Yankees right after this. But I at twenty twenty with Harris"