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"Time that day on ABC with Golden State taken a Los Angeles Lakers. Let's talk about that the trouble Houston Rockets and more NBA with our man Ryan. How's the great follow on Twitter at the Ryan Holland's as ESPN NBA analyst 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. Shut up Ukraine house podcast euchre. I actually got the interview, but Rick explained it best it it was nothing negative. You know, you play with the bronze, and you're going to have a tough talk fit or you don't there's a expectations or whether you're the good team. We're not everybody expects you to win the championship. So Kevin Durant. Absolutely like, Kevin Durant. Didn't say anything disrespectful way. People just read the quote help to those expectations. But no man didn't see anything wrong. They're in it. By the way. I'm glad that I'm all about punishment that I get the call. Foolishness again, I'm gonna cut you out right now, man. You know, better than that. We'll click on that screen 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. Still mad. I I'll take it out during the game. Riley. When it come to que did he make us? He makes the statement like dad 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 at silent competition that oh brought you had thirty. I need to have forty. You know, you had twenty I need to have forty one. You got your first championship by eight likely to get by. So there's always that that did attention to competition with guys that are that good in in in my opinion. I haven't had this. Kevin Durant follows the Brock as Pat, you know, LeBron was I really enjoy the super taste go where he wanted to go really makes his own personal choices that I feel like Kevin has a deep respect for the Brian. He's gotta you know, LeBron really paves the way for guys like him. But otherwise, can you probably stays in. Okay. See, you know. So I think there's a strong level of respect and yet. The competition there, you know, obviously every time Brian 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 he Don. He was better than Kobe Bryant at the end of the day. So. Say competition between Kevin Durant is you know, what? Kevin Durant hit that dagger. You know, LeBron's face in the NBA finals he doesn't felt good about that. He knew he was shoot over fresh out of solitary confinement. Ryan Holland's ESPN NBA analyst, Catherine, Freddie, Coleman 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. 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 leave all say point blank know, Trevor REEs about being there. We just a bit. The organization. Well, why by former Trevor what does he do best? Trevor has never since I played with them. Either play to be writing for him. Trevor has never managed the basketball never need type. More attention. So. Defense and do his job. And even when the Lakers. 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 you know, commanding the basketball is similar to harden. So you lose Trevor the guy who did a lot of the dirty work in. Now, you're looking around. Day where where's the help on the blocks out? Where's the help on the glass? Where's that guy who always never misses a rotation? And when you truly watch basketball pretty. I know you wanna do you see the Dallas who do little things? Oh, man. He he he got his wide open right there. So it's not fun with air. Gordon? You don't just get two three pointers. You have to take up some of that slack that Trevor reason, you know, was doing, you know, and that's that's what he means. That's what he's stealing. Houston was. Same story. Now, you gotta grind out everything. Everything is still easy. Ryan, and Milwaukee is not the same story, thankfully for guys like me as a bucks fan. But I'm watching this goes 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 in why one thing I want everybody. Remember playoff basketball Bachup stole pitch to a regular season. Record don't pay attention to what you know, a guy's name or who year or who he is. Because when it comes out to the playoffs if I can guard you effectively I ever shot. So you know, you see some of those guys that come out the woodwork where everybody's healthy the playoff everybody's playing. Everybody's had the same level of recipes. The same excuses are there. And if you look one through five you won't even go one through ten. I want to say as far as. Toronto's a better team, depth wise. Their starting five they can play. Distinctively what the heck position? But I say positioning defensively, they can switch was third Linus. A playing the five one through five and switch all those lineups it now, that's where state dangerous because Golden State shoots the ball. So well, you play traditional coverage, which means you have to rotate and defenders because somebody gets to open shots, and it doesn't take those 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 one through five you saw Cleveland playoff leaving couldn't switch in. We had to go into rotations. 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 right on point. Right house ESPN NBA finals with my med. Kevin, Freddie, Coleman and ESPN radio. How much of what's around was doing could lead? 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. Cheers all sharing lead me on the show again. All right. The reality of. Never been out of the out of the river walk in an NBA NBA. And I remember the first off I got traded. It was like, wow, this city is nice. Wow. But my apartment's really nice. Actually, having a chance to see what's out there in the world. You know, he doesn't just own a city or state her country to this guy. Late that you don't expect a weird guy. You what we're better? And I think he could really sit 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 daily play winning basketball. Those guys that you get a chess championship if you drop the ball down to them on the block, you know, fifteen or sixteen times a game. Which is what they were used to get a guy who you could win with who can could've voted deck and cut the Plate Championship basketball. Don't guys weren't winters. What they had to change their games that player's to adapt. A lot better a lot easier to the broad, sir. It's really a matter of a guy be willing to change his game. How did the two who really have problems were traditional powerful the powerful position? As essentially without a Ryan, you won't be on secret probation much longer. You always. Blamed for your problems. Boise. Always welcome anytime sooner than later. Okay. Hey, great. Outlets. Analysts as I mentioned that great follow on Twitter. Not just a great friend. But a great follow on Twitter at Ryan. How's if you missed 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. In the listen to have the ESPN app and wherever you get your podcasts. 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