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A highlight from Hour 1 - No Denying LeBron's Greatness, Dan Orlovsky
"It is day three of our coverage here in Scottsdale, Arizona, once again, at the home of the San Francisco Giants spring training, one of the great stadiums that you'll be able to have some fun with here if you come out to old Scottsdale pitchers and catchers reporting here with the Giants. We got baseball. We got football. We got basketball. Got a lot. Lot to cover here. Come on in, stay a while. 8 7 7 3D show email address, DP at Dan Patrick dot com. Twitter handle a DP show operator is standing by to take your phone calls, Dan orlowski, the popular analyst from the mothership will join us coming up here a little bit. Rich eisen, popular host of the NFL network and debo Samuel, the niners wide receiver. Brian Cranston will stop by, as will Peter king from NBC sports. Your phone calls always welcome. We'll come up with a play of the day poll question. Stat of the day, as well as state of the day, brought to you as always by panini America, the official trading cards of the Dan Patrick show, open up a Mercedes Benz sprinter unlock your potential, we will be giving away the sprinter van that seat in the French kid drove cross country that will be on Friday. Apparently we need to clean it out a little more too because some people yesterday when they came there like, hey you guys realize there's like a whole bunch of drinks in there still. Old coffee. What's it smell like in there? I think okay? Okay. But we might want to air it out a little bit. Okay. Well, we'll do our best to clean it up and we'll announce that on Friday at the end of the show we'll be giving away the sprinter. Big night last night, LeBron James was he going to surpass Kareem. It was a matter of time. It was going to be last night, or is going to be Thursday. LeBron goes for 38 as the Lakers pick up the win. He passes Kareem on the all time scoring list. He did it in fewer 150 fewer games than Kareem did, but it really felt like he was going to get it in the first quarter. Very aggressive in the first quarter, and then all of a sudden I thought it's probably not going to happen. And then he went off in the third quarter, and this is what it sounded like when he broke the record. LeBron has it 15 feet away from the goal. LeBron. For the record. Got it. He's got it. LeBron James is now the all time leading score in the history of the NBA. The king wears the crown and you can see the relief on his face. You can see the relief on his face. The weight off his shoulders. All time, there's never ever been a player that's laced them up. That has scored more points than the Braun James. The first thing I thought of when the ball went through the hoop, man, I'd hate to have tickets to the bucks Lakers game on Saturday. I did. Oh man. 'cause I thought that it was gonna be stretched out a little bit. You know, he'd end up with 29 and then he'd break the record. Sometime in the first quarter on Thursday night. He is the only player in NBA history to be the all time leader in points per game. For three different franchises. He didn't back into the record. And here's one of those. We normally have conversations. We have dialog. We have opinions about LeBron James, where he stands if it's Jordan if it's Bill Russ or whoever else you want to throw in there. This is different. This is an opinion, this is fact. And if you can't take ten minutes out of your day or last night to just appreciate what you saw, then it's on you. Not LeBron James. You know, you can dislike him today if you want to, but take ten minutes just to appreciate what he did. This is greatness from start to finish. And when you realize that he basically took the hype and went past the hype when he was 15 or 16 years of age. And possible to do, but he did it. And he did it in convincing style. He didn't back into the record. He scored at least 30 points and ten of the 17 games since turning 38. But this was a wonderful moment for LeBron and it was fitting Karim was there. And here is LeBron after the game. I know a lot of people wanted me to go to the sky hook. To break the record. Or one of my signature dunks. But my fate was a signature player as well. And I was able to get it and it touched nothing but the bottom of the net. And that was pretty cool. Oh, I think that's a shout out to me. Nothing but the bottom of the net. That's a homage to you. Thank you, LeBron. I appreciate that. I'll take that. I'll take that. Absolutely. All right, so everybody will have their opinion. I'm sure we have a poll question that is attached to this. We have a hot poll question. And I'm going to throw it over to Paul. All right. Dan, there's a lot of debate, you know, LeBron is the greatest of all time. People love to battle this. Is he what is he? Is LeBron James the greatest the leading score of NBA history. Is LeBron James the leading score in NBA history? Yes or no. He actually is, but we're gonna still keep no out there for people who still don't believe it. We played in this era. Yeah. Back when Jordan played, you could put your hands on him as far more physical, you know, Kareem had to deal with travel. I mean, I've heard everything with this. The LeBron, in my opinion's greatest basketball player of all time. Look at the entire resume, everything he's done start to finish. He took over a team at 19. You know, every team he's been on, he's been the leader. And he's taking over a team now. At his age, 38. These things don't happen. And he's doing it at a high usage rate. And he's carrying this team. But you'll have the deniers there. You'll have people who will have an asterisk by this, I guess, but LeBron James has done what we thought was impossible. And I remember when Kareem broke the record, I didn't react in a way because that was in the early 80s. And I understood the magnitude of it, but I just didn't think it was like, okay. Beat will Chamberlain's all time record. You know, at the time he probably thought nobody's going to break will told time record. But when Kareem did it in Vegas with the skyhook over Martin Eaton I went, okay. But it was almost like a fade of complete in the same with this as he kept getting closer and closer and closer. And then I thought, where does he rank in the all time list as far as assists steals, rebounds, points per game, all time points, you know, he's there. There's nobody who touches him when it comes to a guy who came in as a member. When he first came in, I remember having a scout, I think his first game might have been against Sacramento. And a scout was there. And I said, what'd you think? And he goes, he's got to learn to shoot. And I go, well, what do you mean? He goes, no, he can handle, he loves to pass, but if he's going to be the go to guy, he's got to want to shoot those shots. First couple of years, that was the knock. Oh, he doesn't want to take the shot. Then all of a sudden, he blew past that stop sign. And now we nitpick. He's not a great shooter. Imagine not being a great shooter, but being the all time score. Imagine if he couldn't shoot, but he's going to be there, maybe top four top three and assist. I don't know how long he's going to play. But watching him last night, if I said, who's the 38 year old on the floor? It wouldn't have been him. That's for sure. Thomas Bryant.
A highlight from Hour 2 - Deebo Samuel, Rich Eisen
"Jordan and who's the greatest. This is a fact. This is Emmitt Smith is not the greatest running back of all time, but he is the all time leader in rushing yards. That's a fact the opinion part of this, LeBron is the all time leader, whether he's the greatest player of all time, which I think he is, that's up to your interpretation. 8 7 7 3D show email address Dan Patrick dot com, Twitter handle the TP show, stat of the day brought to you by panini America, the official trading cards of the Dan Patrick show. The aforementioned rich eisen, NFL network host, feels like every weekend riches on there. When I wake up and then I go to bed, I'm like, I'll text rich and I'll be like, hey, how are you holding up? How am I holding up? How you holding up? I'm holding up. Yeah. Good to see you. Good to see you. When's the first time I met you? How many years ago? It was, let me get this correct, so 96. March of 96 or February of 96 is when I showed up and I was just observing because there was no ESPN news yet to throw me on. Yeah. So I was observing the late sports sound. I don't think I sat in any big show meetings. And then the story I like to tell people is the tapes that would be used for the late night sports center were the same tapes that were used by you and the highlights. The highlights. So they would come up in this plastic bin. That's how that's how highfalutin this operation was a plastic bin. It would come up from the control room as soon as they were done. And I started looking at them because I wanted to make sure I looked at the highlights first and I was just locked in 26 years old, felt this presence to my left, this looming shadow to my left, and I looked up and it was Dan Patrick looking down at me saying so. You're nervous. Yeah, and you're all laughing 'cause you know exactly exactly talking about it. I know that guy hasn't changed. I know that guy. He is literally still right there. Frozen in time. All he's to my left. There's a looming presence if I'm nervous, I'm not nervous now, but at the time I was, and so that was, I guess what? 20 7 years ago. That it was? Yeah. 27 years. My God. But I was trying to break the tension. I took it as I took it as a sign that you, you know, just that you were paying attention at all meant that you, you know, that I had caught something of your attention other than just I didn't see you busting anybody else's stones. I know what the feeling was like when I went in there and my first show was with Berman, but I got into it. Was it? Yeah. He stayed. It's one of the nicest gestures. Anybody's ever done for me in TV. Chris did the 11 o'clock SportsCenter. Yes. And I was set to do the next sports center. And he said, all stay in work with the Charlotte observer. Because I observed SportsCenter for three months. Three months, I just did four I just did one month. I can do this. We have a three months, three. And so Chris said, I was going to do my first show, and he said, you know, I'll do the show with you. And I was intimidated. It made me more nervous because in Chris is so loud doing the highlights. People don't realize this. You're next to him and at one point we went to commercial and I said, God, you're loud. And he goes, you could always go back to CNN. All right. I'm going to shut up. Wow, look at you. I'm going to shove it at the canyon. I did. Wow. I did. So I have the I would imagine the polar opposite. It was the anchor you referred to as sir Lawrence of Beale. Larry B Larry Beale, who is very understated. I was the overstated one when I was doing all the highlights. I did an entire nyx highlight from beginning end because this is my bit, my spiel, my shit. When I was in local sports in Redding, California, where ESPN thank goodness found me, I don't know how they did, but they did. At any rate, and I did an entire next highlight in Marv Albert's voice, the entire 90 seconds, and Larry was on camera next, and I went Larry, and he's just like, okay. And that was my first SportsCenter. Can you give me a little Marv Albert? Yes, it was different. I grew up a Marv. Addict. Not you, Marvin, but the other. And so there's many different Mars is the excited Marv Albert last night, LeBron James. Yes. And then there's also the sarcastic Marv who goes low and this is the Tsar of the telestrator. So I would do all of that stuff. So you're doing 90 seconds of that. I was off the charts and he was so, but Berman was so nice to me too. I apologize if I'm retelling the story on the show, but you recall at the back in the day, ESPN's banners that they still have that hang on. Going away, parties. Going away parties for fans who's watching ESPN event, you could see the ESPN banner knowing who is broadcasting the game. So folks would hang them over the sides of the prefabricated cubicles there, and ask the on air talent to sign it for charity. Yeah. I'm 26 years old, fresh out of again Redding California. And I'm thinking to myself in week two, you know, I don't want to be caught signing this thing by someone like you, Dan, where you'd be like, how long have you been here? That's my name on there. I was afraid to sign these things. So I'm doing a 7 30 SportsCenter or 7 SportsCenter in 7 30 baseball tinnitus next on a Sunday. Berman's in the makeup chair, he's doing the baseball tonight. And I figured who better to ask than this guy when it's okay to sign the banners. Like how long do you have to be here? That's what I asked him. I'm like, how many sports centers do I have to do? You're the guy. And until I'm able to sign these banners and he goes, how many of you are done? One, and I'm like, yeah, and he said, F at sign them all. And I grabbed a sharpie. And it went down the line and I'm like, I don't care if it catches me. I got Berman's check mark. He was so nice about that. First Super Bowl you attended. First Super Bowl light attended was as a SportsCenter anchor just off and hanging was the ravens beating the tar out of the Giants in Tampa. And then the first one I covered was Brady's second championship. This is my 20th Super Bowl for NFL network. And this was the one where he beat Jake Dillon who played the game. And we sent Muhammad Steve Smith. I mean, that was a great team that beat the eagles, by the way, in the NFC championship game to make the Super Bowl and that was Brady's second and then the next year he went back to back. So the first two years of NFL network were the last back to back super bowls. I get a lot of credit for leaving and establishing something. But you were leaving SportsCenter to go to NFL network. And at the time, we weren't quite sure what it was. And how many households, but you had to see something feel something, or maybe you didn't see or feel something at ESPN and thought. I can have this to myself. I mean, I applauded you for doing it because I thought that could be your network, if you want to. You were one of the few that actually stuck to the RSVP to my wedding after I left. There were a few empty seats at my wedding from some people for me as open bar, rich. As a matter of fact, from not Chris Fowler came on the show the other day and I made him tell the story that you and the cocktail hour were not pleased with
A highlight from LeBron passes Kareem; Tim McMahon joins to discuss Kyrie in Dallas
"And now, the low post. Welcome to the low post podcast early on a Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. The day after LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all time leading score in the history of the NBA. I was there. And I have to say, I was actually more moved to be there than I thought I would be. You know, there was some joking among media members before the game that nobody under 35 even cares about this record. It's a record. It's not a record you know by heart. You know, a lot of the baseball records you can name the number specifically by heart. This isn't one. In basketball is always been kind of weird with records. It has total records, per game records, separate playoff records, then you have the three point shots starting to dominate the game ten years ago, 15 years ago, that totally changed everything. It's like hard to know which records to count. But man, last night, last night at crypto, I actually got it crypto. It was just joyous. It was joyous all around to be there. And the fact that he needed 30 6 points actually kind of helped because there was like, there was suspense. That's a lot of points. And he clearly wanted to break it. The first possession of the game he came out like a freight train and missed, or maybe it was a turnover. I can't remember, and he hadn't scored for four or 5 minutes in the game. It's like, oh my God, is he not gonna break it? Is he gonna get close and not break it? He's gonna stop trying to break it because he realizes the odds are against him. He'll do it in some anti climactic way against the bucks on Thursday where he needs 9 points and everyone's gonna, everyone knows he's gonna break it. It was really cool. And when he got to 20 at halftime, you kind of sensed, okay. Okay, I think it's gonna happen. And it's just such an enormous number. 38,000 whatever it is. It's enormous. Think about it. That's just enormous. And I think the weight of that, the volume of it, everybody can appreciate that. Just how much work and time and longevity and excellence that takes. Remember, it's not just longevity. He's like the fourth or 5th highest per game scoring average in the history of the league. He's going to get to 40,000 by himself 40,000 points. He's the all time leading score in the playoffs by a mile. And yeah, of course, there are more and longer playoff series now with every series being a 7 game series than there were when some of the other great scores played. Who cares? Do you really care? The dude made 8 straight finals. 8 straight. There are entire NBA franchises who have not made one finals. LeBron, as a traveling human franchise, made 8 in a row. By the time you got to 28, he went from 20 to 28 really fast in the third quarter. And that's when you knew, okay, there's no way he's leaving this on the table at 28 with like 20 minutes left in the game. A game, by the way, the Lakers needed to win and did it and that's a whole different story. Everybody was standing after 28, even though there's no 8 point basket. Everybody was standing. Everybody had their phones out and normally I hate when people have their phones out at events like this because you can just watch it with your eyes. Just watch it with your eyes, let it wash over you. You'll see the tape of it in a million other places, listen to it, experience it, and everyone's doing it just to post it on social media and be like, see I was here. I'm very cool. I was at this cool thing, but I actually, it looked kind of cool. I was about ten rows back in the press section, very close to the court. I luckily had a very good seat. And the shot happened right in front of me when he broke it. And I just kind of, everyone was standing. You couldn't see the game if you weren't standing. So the press we were the last ones to send. It's not really appropriate for us to stand where in people's way were there to cover the game, but we couldn't see the game. So everyone stands. And everyone had their phone out in the same pose like the Statue of Liberty pose, and it was very cool to kind of just look around the crowd. Normally you see that in like a dark concert and the phones are all lit up. It was cool to see it in a lit up arena. It just looked kind of cool. And it was very fitting that the shot with apologies to Thomas Bryant, who wanted the ball poor guy, that the shot was a fadeaway jump, our fadeaway, two point shot. That's a scores shot. It's a Jordan shot. It's a Kobe shot. It's a Dirk shot. It's a shot that LeBron has worked really, really hard on. He's very, very proud of it. He's very well aware. That when people have talked about who's the best pure score, not even in the history of the NBA in LeBron's prime, who's the best pure scorer? He was in the second tier that discussion behind Kobe behind Durant behind Carmelo Anthony guys who were considered sort of more artistic scores than he is. And he worked really, really hard on that shot. And I think one of the reasons he's not oftentimes put in that sort of pure score category is I think and he's talked a lot about this, including with me, I don't think he has like a signature shot in the half court. We all know his signature in his signature move really is probably his transition freight train left to right spin, which is completely unstoppable and then the dunks, the tomahawk dunks. And all of that, you know, his signature play, the greatest play of LeBron's career, the play they're gonna make a statue of someday, is a defensive play. The chase down block on Andre Goodall, I don't even have to tell you what play was. It was a play so spectacular that I was sitting in press row at the finals at Oracle arena while game 7 was going on. I leaped out of my seat, ran over ten seats away to a monitor that was about 15 seconds behind the action because I had to see immediately if he actually blocked that shot or if it hit the backboard first and it was a goal ten. The game was going on. The championship was at stake and I had to leap from my seat to get clarity on like did that guy just do that? That was crazy. And some of his biggest scoring games are known for the feats of other players. Ray Allen shut, Kyrie Irving shot, JR Smith, forgetting what the score was. But that fade away a few people I interviewed about LeBron recently, including Larry and Larry niche junior, his teammate in Cleveland said they would argue that fade away is his signature shot. And Larry Nance's favorite memory of LeBron is a score. He was on this team, was in 2018 and the second round against the raptors in Toronto, the poor raptors, who really thought they had a shot. They really did. Down one O in the most anticipated series at that point, probably in the history of the franchise. Getting blown to smithereens and game two on their home floor. Series is over. You lose two games at home, you know it's over. And LeBron is just bored with the game. Just bored. And he's decides in the fourth quarter. I'm just gonna have my own personal game of like, can I make one ridiculous fadeaway turnaround jump shot in the post after another? And he did. He made like 5 or 6 in a row. We're on press roll. I was at that game too. Like laughing at the guy just clowning the raptors with one fadeaway jumper after they're laughing at that he's so bored with the entire concept of this team daring to compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs. Do you just staging his own personal game? So Larry nich junior would argue that's his signature shot. To me, I don't know that it is because it feels like just his version of other people's signature shots. And again, I think that's one of the reasons why the pure score discourse unfolds, the way it is, by the way, I mentioned the JR Smith game. That was game one of the 2018 finals. 51 points, 8 assists and rebounds 19 of 32 shooting. From my money, it's the best game LeBron's ever played. It might be the best game I've ever seen anybody play.
The Story of LeBron James’s 38,390 Points
"LeBron James has broken the NBA's all time scoring record, James made a 14 foot step back jumper late in the third quarter, giving him 38,388 career points passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who had held the record for 38 years. When that shot went in and the roar from the crowd up on him not sure if I would be able to feel that feeling again. James finished the game with 38 points, though its Lakers team lost to the thunder one 33 to one 30. Mark Myers Los
A highlight from The Aftermath of the Kyrie Trade
"Bestselling author of the book. Blood in the garden. Chris Heron, Chris, how's it going, buddy? I'm great, Roman. How are you? And not complain, just got back from a work trip that I'll talk about of his podcast, certainly at some point because I have a lot to say about it. So keep an eye out for that. Chris, not always, are we gifted blessed? With such an easy topic to discuss. Every now and then we got to come up with something, figure out a way in. How are we going to talk about the league this week? Not today because it started with Kyrie Irving requesting a trade, which was already pretty hilarious. And the nets obliging him did a full 48 hours even pass before they decided on the trade. Kyrie Irving headed to the Dallas Mavericks along with Marquis Morris poor Marquis Morris, he has forgotten to be mentioned almost every single time people discuss this trade. Luca and Marquis Morris headed to Dallas in exchange for Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney Smith, two second round picks, and a 2029 unprotected first round picks Chris. Let's dive into it. Your reaction to the straight? A little bit surprised, like you said that it happened. Before the trade deadline, not before, but so quickly, I guess, how quickly it came together. There was obviously a market for Kyrie. Not terribly surprised it's Dallas. It was a team that even over the summer when this stuff came up, made sense. For him to land with. Largely through their own fault, you know, through the fault of the Mavericks for not resigning jaylen Brunson. My first thought is not terribly sure that this moves the needle from the standpoint of respect to Jason Kidd if you're saying that this gives them championship aspirations. I'm not sure it does that. There's a defensive price that they pay here for this move. You know, they were already looking to deal Dorian Finney Smith, so maybe they had already come to terms with that. But I'm just not sure in watching this team. They needed a second guy. Clearly. They also need defense that was closer to what last year was than what they've shown this year. And I don't think this gets them closer from that standpoint. So if the option is just score more, that's great, but at some point I'm kind of convinced they're going to need to play more defense than what Kyrie provides. So from their standpoint, that's how I feel. Obviously you jump at the chance to add someone who can do the things Kyrie does offensively. We haven't even had a conversation yet in terms of the other things that you may be considered. Do you want someone like that around your team? Do you want someone like that? Dictating things. In terms of do you want someone to potentially quits on your team, which is a question that you have to ask with him. So there's all of that to consider too, which, okay, I have Dallas wants to take that gamble that's fine. I'm just not sure on the basketball fit, which is a weird thing to say considering that you jump at the chance to get someone that takes the ball out of Lucas hands a little bit. But this takes the ball out of his hands a lot. I would think it does. So we'll see, but we'll have to see on that front. If you are the nets, I think you probably would have wanted a little bit more. I thought just looking at it, the clippers and what they might have been offering might have been a better deal for them. If they wanted to go for a title right now, Terrence and man, you know, some of the, some of the things they could have gotten back from the clippers, I feel like we're maybe more appealing here than Luke canard would have been someone that they could use to shoot the ball even more than they do with spacing, but it was a trade that had to get done. If you're Brooklyn, I guess you could have held on them, but you want to get something back for the guy. And they did accomplish that. They can realistically look you in the face and say they're still trying to contend with this. So I understand that Spencer Dinwiddie is someone that's been in the organization before, but they were also trying to add on to the trade to get a third team involved. Did I think that speaks volumes about the fact that they probably wanted a little bit more here? Yeah, so I graded this deal. I was, as I mentioned, I was on the road, and I was waiting to interview the main person. I was speaking to for my story. And this broke, and I was like, oh my God. What am I going to do? And I started writing something up on my phone just praying that this person would take longer than they said they would in the training room so that I could finish writing something up real quick. I gave them mabs a C in my grade in the moment. And the more I sit with it, the more I wish I had the courage of my convictions to give them a D, it feels a little bit mean to assume Kyrie is gonna ruin this at the same time his history would tell you he's unequivocally going to ruin this is not left a team. And anything less than an acrimonious manner, whether it was Cleveland, remember he had the thing where he was maybe threatening to get surgery if they didn't trade him and miss time and obviously we saw it. I forgot about it. Austin, yeah. Now we have this situation, you know, I don't think the Mavs are gonna go any further than they did last year. I thought they were a fluke is too hard of a term. We need something one level below fluke, but that's what I thought their run to the question card, so I know as well as they just sometimes you catch the exact right playoff breaks. You know, they get a jazz team that's imploding, they get a Phoenix team that just got old, like the week before that series. That game 7 is also credit Deluca. He was incredible. He took the will of that team in that game. I also think that game 7 was not a normal game 7. You know, and then they get kind of gentlemen swept out of the west finals. I don't see them making the Western Conference Finals with this team. They maybe are going to move Christian wood still ahead of the deadline. If you play Kyrie Luka and Christian wood together, your defense is going to get shredded. It's going to be, you know, Dorian Finney synth was their best rotor defender and I understand that they need to go out and get a star, and he is attractive contract, et cetera, but he's someone who I'm trying very hard to not have to give up in a trade. I'm trying to move Dinwiddie Hardaway. I mean, point being, that's the exact type of player they now need to put around Luca and Kyrie and shout out to nakai Duncan who wrote about their on court basketball fit. We both love Nick hyacinth a lot of respect for his work. And he wrote about some sets and ways carrying Luca can play off of each other. I think in theory, there's ways for them to play two main game. In practice, this is a massive change for Luka Dončić to undergo in the middle of the season. At least when you bring in someone like porzingis, for example, you can run pick and rolls with him. There's a natural fit between kind of a wing and a big
A highlight from Hour 1 - NBA Trade Deadline Approaching, Cam Thomas Crushing It, Albert Breer
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It's day two of Super Bowl week here in scotsdale, Arizona, come on in, stay a while. Had a great day yesterday, Greek day last night as well, a lot to recap, a lot to look forward to coming up later on today with our guest list. Brady Quinn will stop by our good buddy Albert breer, the Monday morning quarterback. And Adam lefkoe, NBA on TNT, is Kevin Durant on the move to Boston. We'll have that coming up in a little bit. I'm even surprising the Dan eds with that. Yeah, there's a possibility Kevin Durant could be on the move and maybe going to Boston Jalen Brown and whatever else going to the Brooklyn Nets. NBA insider Dan Patrick? No, I'm an outsider. Just ask OBJ. Mister outside. Well, I was in high school. I was known as mister outside. Thank you, Sino Connor. All right, 8 7 7 three DP shell email address DP at Dan Patrick dot com, Twitter handled, at DP show. We say good morning if you're watching on peacock, thank you. All the people we met yesterday after the show, we do a meet and greet at Scottsdale stadium. We are by the home plate Plaza thereafter the show. And we had a lot of people who came out. People drove a couple of people drove in from New Mexico, a couple people from riverside, California. We did find somebody who came in from Alaska. And I think seaton may have said, wait, you drove in from Alaska or Pauly did? Yeah. I go, oh, good to meet you. Where are you from? He goes, I'm from the last. I'm like, you drove in from Alaska. No dude. I live down the street. A lot of people wanted to measure their hands next to Marvin yesterday. I'm a really good sport. Marvin thought they were giving him a high 5. And he's like, then they go, no, no, we want to see your hands, how big your hands are. How do you take a picture of those little hands? Somebody's about to get these hands. Yeah. Basically. That's right Tuesday, people get ready. Yes. They might be small, but they pack a punch. Wow. You've only been in one fight. Just one. Yeah. By the way, Marvin, this was kind of his introductory dinner. Sales staff, the introductory den at your officially data out there with the dinner last night. So Marvin got congratulations. I'm gonna need more enthusiasm again. I appreciate your enthusiasm? Yeah. All right? At one point I looked over Marvin had two wine glasses. He had red and white wine. I said, oh, you know, welcome. I was like, who's paying for this? Yeah, oh yeah, I'll take another one. By all means. Now you're fitting in. If you're listening on our radio affiliates around the country, numbering nearly 400 iHeartRadio Fox Sports radio as well. So there's a lot of things to get to. Obviously, with LeBron on the doorstep of breaking Kareem's record, I wanted to see what the odds were of LeBron if he breaks it tonight, I've been telling you this for a couple of weeks now. DraftKings has him breaking the record on Thursday against the bucks, but he's got OKC coming up tonight also how will he break the scoring record? You can bet on it. Right now, a two point field goal is the overwhelming favor three point field goal and then a free throw, the Lakers are favored by 7 against OKC coming up tonight. There was a lot of NBA action, but then also with the trade deadline coming up, the Lakers whiffed on Kyrie Irving is their chance they are in play for somebody else. I mentioned that Kevin Durant is there a possibility that he will leave the nets there. I don't know if you know the name, but in the game last night, if I would have said somebody scored 47, you probably would have said wait. Is Katie playing? Cam Thomas. Excuse me? Cam Thomas out of LSU, I believe. He had 47 points. Now keep in mind, on Saturday, cam Thomas had 44 in the nets win. So he's the first player in franchise history to have 44 points or more in consecutive games. Maybe that's why they were like, yeah, all right, Kyrie. You want out? We're good. But Kim Thomas lighten it up here. Yes, Martin. He might be Jason Terry. I'm telling you 2011 mavericks. Kevin Durant is the big guy. Cam Thomas, out of nowhere. What if Katie leaves though? That kind of takes away your Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks comparison. Oh, they forget that I said it. Yes, all right. Yes, polling. Cam Thomas, 21 years old, 6 three two ten out of LSU. He was the 27th pick, the draft a couple of years back. It was 8 and a half last year, 9 and a half this year, but it's rapidly rising. Yeah, I think he's the big winner with the Kyrie Irving trade. So far, and not the Mavs, not the nets. It's camp Thomas here. Yeah, I'm three piece. No. You don't. You don't try so hard. No, but we got three hours. You got two 50 at this point. I didn't acknowledge you. Okay. Notice me, notice me notice. Damn, three pieces. All right, what more? No, Todd here, everyone. Good to see you, Tom. Okay. Everybody. I need a tension. Yes, you do. We have traeger here, Chad brought his grills, so that's coming up later on. Let me give you an idea if I can find my phone the menu. It's a long list here of items that Chad is going to cook up with the traeger grill. Here we go. Grilled beef tenderloin. And of course, with bearnaise sauce, bake biscuit and sausage gravy casserole, smoked breakfast, fatty, seeing you've had those before. Numerous times. Yes. That's legal now. Baked crab quiche, hash brown casserole, cinnamon rolls, and then
A highlight from The Best of The Dan Patrick Show
"I got some pretty pictures here, the camelback mountain if you're watching on peacock. Beautiful. And let's add to the scenery. Let's bring in Albert Greer. The senior NFL reporter lead content strategist for the Monday morning quarterback. He's just known as the Monday morning quarterback, in my opinion. Kind enough to join us. I don't know what scene you're adding to. Yeah, if you want to. Okay. Yeah, it's interesting you asked about Travis Kelce. I asked Chad henny about that because I had you can pull that microphone a little bit close to. I had seen on Twitter. You see over and over again like, hey, you might want to cover 87, right? So after the divisional game, I asked Chad henny, I'm like, so what is it? How come no one can get that? Obviously, he'd be the number one priority for any defense. Yeah. And Chad Henry says because he was a high school quarterback. And Travis Travis Kelce was a high school quarterback and Chad said he sees the field like a quarterback. So he sees the field the same way mahomes does. So he knows how to set up coverage. He knows how to set a defender up. He knows how to use their leverage against them. It's because he played quarterback in high school. He sees the field differently than a lot of other skill players. Yeah, he there you go. He's one of those guys though, that you're right, I don't know if there's a true definition of why is he so great, but that kind of puts it into perspective of a football player seeing it and plus I always wondered about that if you were a defensive back or a wide receiver and you played quarterback in high school. How does that help you see the field and that certainly pertains to Travis Kelce? All right, a lot to get to. Anything come out of media night that the audience should be aware of. No. Okay. Fair enough. Thank you for joining us. Albert rear, everybody. Honestly though, that's not really for us, right? I mean, look, I think one thing that is noticeable is the amount is the infrastructure of both teams. And you see, okay, there is Shane steichen and Jonathan again in future head coaches on the eagle staff. And then you look at the chief staff and they're established coordinators and Eric B enemy and Steve spagnolo. And then you see further down the line, guys, like Brian Johnson and Kevin patullo, who probably are on a head coach trajectory. So I think one thing you saw, the depth of the rosters, the depth of the coaching staffs, the depth of the scouting staffs, like it really is two organizations that really have a lot of things working. When Nick Siri took over and had that initial press conference, we goofed on him. Yep. Now all of a sudden he's found his voice. He's found out who he is here. What led him to this point. I think I actually think looking back at it now, but I had a similar experience with Nick. Like the first time I got him on the phone, I didn't know him at all. And this was when he was the colts offensive coordinator. And it was like a ten minute phone call where it was like pulling teeth talking to him. You know what I mean? Like, it felt like I couldn't get anything out of him was awkward. It was weird. And then, you know, I got to actually meet him in person, and it was totally different. And I think one of the things what you see and what we all saw in that first press conference is actually part of his greatest strength. He's comfortable in his own skin. I don't care what other people think about him. And I've said this to a lot of different people. He might be the most normal guy among the 32 NFL head coaches. And I think then you look at his staff and they're all guys who are in the same age range. And they all have kids who are the same age. And then the atmosphere that creates in the building, where everybody's sort of all in and everybody's sort of on the same page. And I think he's found a way to create an environment that is remarkable. It sounds weird. Remarkably normal. And I think the players because of that light coming to work every day. So you have, and I've had people that are say this to me. The weight room is full at 6 a.m.. You know what I mean? It's stuff like that. Where no one ever sees it, but it's, again, kind of about like an organization all pulling in one direction. And I think a huge part of that is Nick's own personality and that people rally around him because he's a normal guy. You know what I mean? And I think the worst thing you can be as a head coach is somebody who's trying to be somebody else or somebody who's trying to project Nick is unapologetically himself and obviously it's worked. You got some coaching vacancies. I didn't know if they're vacant because you have coaches in the Super Bowl, they might be considering. Let's start here in Arizona. Why is this job still open? I think a couple of people say to me that maybe the owner likes the fact that people are talking about his team during Super Bowl week. So that was one theory. He did this has been dragged out this way. Because it's part of it is. Is this a positive thing that you don't have a head coach?
Jayson Tatum scores 34, Celtics cruise past Pistons 111-99
"Jason Tatum had 18 of his game high 34 in the third quarter where the Celtics ripped off at 21 5 run to push a 5 point lead out to 21 playing without Marcus smart and jaylen Brown the Celtics improved to an Eastern Conference fast 38 to 16 winning for just the third time in the last 7 games. Boyan bitch had 21 to pay the piston to drop to an Eastern Conference worse, 14 and 41.
A highlight from All Angles of the Kyrie Irving Trade
"Content these two are capable of. What does that mean? Could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Chris mannix, and Howard back. And we are back cross over NBA podcast, Chris mannix, and Howard beckman, Howard, it has been all of two days since we broke down the Kyrie Irving trade demand speculated, wildly on where he might be headed and it turns out, Howard, I was right. Said the Dallas Mavericks. They were the team Kyrie irv was going to wind up with. I didn't believe it was going to happen on Monday or really break on Sunday, I guess should say. But Kyrie Irving has a new home. So we're going to have a lot to talk about this pod. We will indeed. And yeah, the lapsed time from trade demand becoming public to execution of the trade, much quicker than I thought. And I know the trade deadline was bearing down and all that, but I did not expect a Sunday afternoon execution of that deal, which by the way, as we tape this right now on Monday afternoon is not official. We can talk about why that might be too. Yeah, I mean, whenever a trade that gets reported isn't made official a few hours, even the next day, you start to wonder if the teams involved, they're going to get a third team involved, or a fourth team involved to try to expand the deal, happens all the time in the NBA. I believe the next game that Kyrie could potentially play for Dallas would be in Utah. I believe that's on Wednesday. So he's got a little bit of a wiggle room here to make something happen, but for right now that deal is not done. But we do expect it to get done. Some combination of players and picks. Right now, as the deal stands, Kyrie Irving is going to Dallas, Dorian Finney Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first round pick and a couple of second round picks going back to the Brooklyn Nets. Now, let's start from the net side of all this Howard. They moved pretty slowly or deliberately, I should say, in the off season, when discussing deals for Kevin Durant, really more than a month was spent talking to teams sifting through deals. Ultimately, they weren't able to get a deal done. This Kyrie deal came together in a matter of days. And that tells me that whatever happened in this last round of contract talks and kairi's decision to leak it and then not be available to play, whoever's just met was on Saturday. That feels like the straw that broke the camel's back to me. You were in the building in Barclays on Saturday. What kind of vibe were you getting there? And I will be back there again tonight on Tuesday night because they have home games this whole time. So they are definitely waiting on those guys. The vibe, it was interesting, you know, the nets have always had kind of a complicated relationship with Kyrie, right? And when I say the nets, that could be front office, ownership, locker room, coaches, and there have been three since Kyrie arrived. It's a complicated thing. Kairi's got a certain magnetism to him in a charisma and as you know, there's kind of a divide in this league. If you talk to players, players all speak for the most part, very glowingly about Kyrie Irving. If you talk to front offices, they talk about him like he's, you know, a pariah and a toxic element that you don't want any part of for a lot of teams. And the fact is and you use the right word in your column on this desperate that there were multiple teams interested in Kyrie Irving, wasn't so much about, you know, any measure of faith in Kyrie Irving, other than in his talent, it's more about the desperation. And the fact that frankly, if it doesn't work out, he can walk and maybe you're fine to let him walk. So, you know, the vibe the other night was kind of this, you know, and you know how this is. It's all managed. Everybody's no one's gonna say anything. They're not gonna sell out Kyrie Irving. Players don't do that to each other in this league. You don't air out the dirty laundry, and you don't, even though he is clearly, by definition, abandoned the nets. Made a trade off demand, wasn't in uniform, left them short handed again as he's left them short headed so many times in the last few years. No one's going to call him out for that. It's just not what you do. They had a great win. Kim Thomas went out of his mind, scored 44 points, whatever it was. And that's fine. They beat a shorthanded wizards team. Look, the bottom line is this. This nets team, as constructed with Kevin Durant, waiting in the wings, getting healed, getting ready to come back from that knee injury. Still feel like they have a shot. They have a chance to do something. And the key indicator of that is the way that the trade that they made. You know, the nets could have gone for more draft capital somewhere else, specifically with that Lakers offer. But they went for players who could help immediately. Now, put a pin in that because I don't know if Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney Smith are going to ultimately stay in Brooklyn or not. We can come back to that. But assuming that it's just a straight up two team trade and those guys stay. Those are players that Kevin Durant can win with right now. They're not as good as Kyrie Irving, but you've made your team overall stronger and those guys are more reliable than Kyrie Irving. And one of them Finney Smith is one of the best three and D guys in the league. One of the better perimeter defenders in the league. So if they thought they needed to tear down, if they thought that trading Kyrie Irving meant step one toward a complete tear down because now Kevin Durant is not going to want to be here. We'll have to trade him too. That's obviously not the case. They are keeping Kevin Durant for the foreseeable future. They're committed to trying to improve the team around him. Although I still have questions about where that ends up after the season because if this team is not good enough in terms of just sheer talent with just one star in Durant and that is all they've gotten in terms of stars. Kairi's gone and Ben Simmons is not a star anymore. If it's just Kevin Durant, now you're back to the same question in the off season. Is it enough? And what would renew his trade demand then? Yeah, the reporting on all this was all over the place, frankly. Let's pick it apart, right? Ultimately, the nets settled on the Mavericks deal, which I do think is a good one. I do think that however this all shakes out, Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney Smith are gonna wind up in Brooklyn. I think the question is, can the nets who really don't have much need for that 2029 first round pick? Can they use that pick to go get another player? They also have a 78 76ers pick that could potentially play with. So can they combine some draft picks to get more talent? And you mentioned it. Finney Smith excellent wing defender. One of the best in the NBA. Spencer Dinwiddie, look, say what you want about was Spencer Dinwiddie enough to play to be Luka Dončić. Guy averaged like 18 points a game. Like that's not nothing and talking to people in Dallas over the last couple of days. They liked Spencer Dinwiddie they like what he was giving them this year. So you're getting back NBA ready players. Rotation players that can help you right now. What this does do is it places an enormous amount of pressure on Kevin Durant to be great every night that he comes back. Some nights, you know, he could get away with being a little bit less than Kevin Durant because Kyrie was there to pick up the slack. Offensively, this guy is going to make this team go. He's got to be a score. He's got to be a facilitator. He's got to be everything on the offensive side of the floor. But if he can be and look, he has been for most of his healthy games this season. It's a pretty good team. Like, they're going to be able to throw waves of defenders at you, whether it's spinny Smith, Royce O'Neal is at a pretty solid year, Ben Simmons, if you can never fix his offensive issues, still a pretty good defensive player. So you're going to be able to do some things. And in Eastern Conference, whether it's Tatum and Brown in Boston, James Harden in Philadelphia, Jimmy Butler and Tyler hero in Miami, go to Chris Middleton in Milwaukee. You're going to have to defend perimeter guys. You need to have guys that can really make those guys work and the nets all of a sudden kind of have those guys. So I think they made out
A highlight from The Best of The Dan Patrick Show
"Our next guest, joining us now three time NFL defensive MVPs motors so high it should be drug tested. The greatest player in Houston, Texans history, but that's not saying much. Paulie says their close friends, but we can find no evidence of that. We would like to make a cheap joke about he's all heart, but that would be in bad taste. So we will not do that today. Most importantly, he's the president and founding member of the good ass dudes class dudes club. Yeah, please welcome the popular generation one. I got JJ shows up and he goes, it's cold. I didn't know you're going to be outside. And who made this decision? You're from Wisconsin. Do you have a weather app on your phone? Yes. Yes. Good to see you. You look good. Thank you. I appreciate it. I did it just for you. Where's your son? We thought we were getting the whole family here. No, I told my wife last night, I was like, I have to go on the Dan Patrick show at 7. And we switch off days two weeks up first with him in the morning. And she woke up with him yesterday, and I didn't tell her until after she woke up with him yesterday. So I'm going to stay here for as long as I can. Good. I got you out of the dad duty there. I'm waiting to become a grandfather today. Congratulations. My daughter in law is being induced today. That's incredible. It's a great moment. What weren't you ready for? Being a dad. I honestly, this is, I mean, this answer is going to be so cliche, but I legitimately just was not ready for knowing that I had that level of love for something. I had no idea the wave of emotion in the flood of emotion in just the way that it kind of almost changes your entire structure of how your brain and emotions and everything works. It was truly something I wasn't ready for. And people try to tell you. Yes. But until you go through it, no. So even with my other friends, like they asked me that question, I start to tell them and then I say, you know what? When people told me this, I didn't care. And I didn't listen. I said, oh yeah, that's great. Even with my brother. I mean, even when my brother had two kids, I was like, yeah, that's awesome. I'm sure it's great. And then I had one. So I don't even try and tell people that much anymore because I'm like, you don't care until you do it, you don't know. When you were last with us, I think 5 days later you announced your retirement. That's correct. Did you know you were going to retire when you were with us? Oh, absolutely. I think you asked me. Why did you do that to me? I don't know. I should have just given it to you. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, you guys were you guys were messing around with me the week before, you guys are cracking jokes, pauli apparently is just the world's best comedian of all time. I have no recollections. He loves to make fun of the good ass dudes speech. I mean, I'll make fun of it. It was a, yeah. It's a speech worthy of being made fun of. I think we should make good ass dudes t-shirts. I mean, what a stupid, but you mean well. You can't be a bad guy. You can't be. So that was at a point in my career. We had hard knocks and I was on the come up, obviously, in terms of notoriety in the league. And you know that any time the cameras are there 24/7. So it's not like it's like you know that you can't just pop off at all time and this recent hard knocks it was even they were there even more often. And we had a permanent camera in our room 24/7 rolling the entire time. So anybody who says that you can just completely ignore the cameras, you can act like you can because you know that anything you say at any moment could be possibly used. So back then I was still on like I'm not that big of a swear like I'm like the good clean cut like no, I'm not gonna and that's where good ass dudes came from. I was trying to give this hard ass hard ass speech. But I'm also like, but guys, we can help the community. Now it's good ass dads. That's what I would do. You want your parents to watch this. Well, that was the thing. Like, my grandma watched the show. And so I knew I was giving a speech in that my grandma could watch. Now, if the cameras aren't there, I'm giving a vastly different speech. But I'm sitting here thinking like, all right, my grandma's watching this show. If I start just cussing these guys out, it was there's a lot of things that anybody tells you don't let me regrets his line because there's a lot of things I would do differently. Like what? That, I would do that. I don't blame you there. No, anything else? I mean, there's a lot of things. When you go through your career and you look at things, you know, with a my injuries and stuff. I like your game of operation here. Oh boy. Point could be a long game. Tell me how many, just point all the injuries, surgeries. Oh, that would be tough. I mean, this will carry my elbow and tore everything in there. My second year I've had two multiple back surgeries more than two. Broke my leg. I've had this knee operated on, I don't know. 5, 6 times. I've broken finger, that finger doesn't work. My wrist. This pack gone. This shoulder, everything's gone. Everything, both my adductors and both my lower abs were gone. When it would have been easier if I said, point to the healthcare. My right lower leg feels pretty good. Did you break your nose? No, so that's like a common misconception. My nose bled a lot, but I never actually broke it. So yeah, never broken the nose. It feels like once you get that scar, it never goes away. And the helmet goes away. I start bleeding. Yeah, I finally figured it out a couple of years in, but it did look cool while it lasted. But be honest, when the blood would start, were you really slow to wipe it off? Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. All right, let me go back to retirement. If you didn't have the heart issue, no, still retire. But it didn't have a baby. Possibly a little more questionable, but you played well this year. Thank you. I appreciate that. Is it tougher to retire after a season like this or one that might have ended in injury and this is much easier to retire after? That's the reason I'm retiring. I've wanted to go out playing good football, knowing that I can still do it knowing that I put good tape out there knowing that when my son goes back and watches my last game, he's going to see his dad playing good. He's not going to see an injury. He's not going to see a guy who people are Tapping on the shoulder saying, hey, bud. It's time to go. I wanted to go out that way and I've honestly kind of been looking for that opportunity. Now what do you do? Golf. I'm going to golf. I'm going to that'll get tiring after a while. I'm going to take it as it comes. We'll see. I'm really taking it as it comes right now, seeing what's out there, I've always said forever that would not do broadcasting, but the further I got towards the end of my career, the more I realize how much I love the game and I want to still be around it. And but I also don't want to do it to the level of coaching staffs where they're working their ass off all day every day off season during season. So I do think that broadcasting does have that potential opportunity for me. Have you talked to networks? Dabbled. This week will be a big week for that. Obviously, with everybody out here. So we'll get into that as it comes. And if it comes to fruition, it does, and if not, the beauty of it is I don't have to do anything. So I can just relax my one. You guys were consistent this year, you lost to the chiefs and you lost to the eagles. So congratulations. Thank you. Start with the chiefs. Let's say you're advising the eagles defense. Oh, I mean, the chiefs are obviously an unbelievable offense. They have a guy who can do literally everything in the quarterback position. He's incredible.
A highlight from Hour 1 - Pro Bowl Recap, Kyrie Irving Trade, JJ Watt
"Do every Monday, no matter where we are. Best and worst of the weekend, what you saw that you liked, you didn't like a lot to recap. Got basketball news with Kyrie Irving traded to the Mavericks and apparently the nets owner refused to trade Kyrie to the Lakers because he didn't want to accommodate Kyrie Irving. We had the Pro Bowl and if you didn't like it, that means you're probably over the age of 40 and the NFL doesn't care. The NFL wants to appeal to a younger audience and I think they accomplished that. So we have a poll question play of the day, stat of the day, but the big news is Kyrie Irving being traded. That surprised a lot of people because I thought that he was playing well. It was all quiet and Kevin Durant seemed like he was going to be coming back. They'd make the stretch run and maybe add something special there in Brooklyn. Now I think as you look forward, you're going to have to go just Kevin Durant at age 34 on a stay there. And there are already teams that could be in the market for Katie. A lot of teams would be, but trying to make it work financially. Phoenix Suns will be in there. The Toronto Raptors will be in there as well, but for Kevin Durant trying to figure out exactly what is next for Brooklyn and what a mess. When they first got together, I remember coming on the show and I said, they have to at least win one title. And as it turned out, they're not going to win anything. And it's a crowded east. And if you're Kevin Durant, you're 34 and you're looking around going, where's my place in history? Steph Curry is, I know, injured, but Steph Curry's place on the old time list is higher than Kevin Durant's. And he probably realizes that some of these younger players are going to be moving up as well. In their careers, Kevin Durant wants to win another title, obviously. He's not going to win that in Brooklyn. Although I like what they got from the Mavericks, they're just not more key players. And you got some draft picks in there, but I think ownership was probably looking towards the future in a life without Kyrie or Kevin Durant. Police here, seed and fritzi and of course Marv as well, your phone calls are always welcome, beautiful set up here. We're in right field at Scottsdale stadium. And we spent a lot of time here in spring training. We'd bring our show out here when we worked for the mothership, Paulie, of course, was a beer vendor here. Correct. 20 game 6 weeks. One of his many jobs that he has that there's no paperwork on it. There's no pictures, but you were a bouncer. You were a greeter. You were a beer vendor. You've done a lot here in Arizona. Yeah, moved out here way back in the day, lived about three blocks north of here. So I signed this at beer vendors and they paid you cash. You walked in, you got paid by how many cases of beer you sold. Scottsdale stadium of spring training and bonds was here and it was a good time. It's just a sample a little bit. One of the best ballparks that you'll find. And the Giants basically said you can have the ballpark here. We got the jumbotron and we wanted to hit fun goes to each other, camelback mountains over my shoulder here. Yeah, can we get some BP in shakes will fly balls? Well, let's see how we do the first day. Let's use our way into the ballpark here, but once again, thank you for the accommodations here. Yes, Paul. I had the idea to do one of those races where you see some stadiums where you race from the left field pole to the right field pole and the guy catches you? I don't think anyone can make it for the left field pole the right field pole in this place. I'd run out of gas. Why knew a one person who couldn't? That's not necessary. It's like 5 minutes in and we call your name out. That's not necessarily just anybody to handle. Telling us what he was eating out here. And there's so much great food culture out here. Fritzi goes, yeah, I went to was it Jersey Mike? I went to Jersey Mike's. A couple hours next thing I know it's like 8 39 o'clock. I'm wandering the streets of old town Scott. And I'm like, hey, I know that's a old stomping ground. I'm going to go grab that. The great JJ watt is going to join us coming up. Pauly, very excited about JJ. America is very excited. Yes, yes. Yes. Is he bringing his son? I don't know. I don't know if he's bringing the family. You know, as the possible godfather, I'd like to meet the kid. You haven't been informed just yet? No, I afford myself. I don't JJ knows. Well, so check in with the nets. Frank isola who covers the nets. We'll join us coming up a little bit later on. And our good buddy Ross Tucker will be on hand. Look at the stadium, Dan. You're hooked up. What's the poll question we're going to go with today, seating? Well, why don't we start with the news of the day, Dan? Yesterday, the Dallas Mavericks got better or problems. Those are your hands. They got better or problems. It could be both. It could be. Could it be? I think they may have gotten better, but in the long run or short run, they could have problems there. I hope Kyrie knows going to Dallas that it's Lucas team. I mean, that would be a problem. Remember Kristoff porzingis and Luca didn't that didn't work out well. And you got to know the pecking order there. Luca reportedly had to sign off on them getting Kyrie Irving and rightfully so. That'd be bad if you show up one day and go, what are you doing here? Hold on, we did what? Can you call Mark Cuban? I want to find out exactly where kairi's here. I mean, he's a dynamic player. Nobody's ever argued that. He's a wonderful player, but I don't know if they're going to commit to him long term because if this is something that's short term, then kairi's already going to be looking at where am I playing next? And reportedly, the nets owner, Jose was not going to trade him to the Lakers. Was not. Didn't want to accommodate him. And because Kyrie wanted to go to the Lakers and Joe size like, nope, you have been a headache. No, I'm paraphrasing. He probably had more colorful language, but he's like, nope. Not going to accommodate you. And then I get it. Now you're doing something that is going to hurt your franchise just because you don't want to help Kyrie, but hey, he's been through an awful lot with Kyrie and now they've rid themselves of him. And they don't win with him. They actually had a better winning percentage without him. Believe it or not. Yes, fritzi. At what point does this malcontent thing like a James Harden type over override your ability as a player, as far as down the road and your ledger and then your reputation? Oh, it's already there. It's solidified. I mean, if he's a nice guy and a good teammate and then maybe people will remember that later in his career, but he's had this epiphany where he should be appreciating LeBron. You should be appreciating LeBron. That's how you got yourself into this problem. You wanted to have your own team, went to the Celtics, that didn't work out. So he's a great player. Nobody will argue that. But at what price is he a great player? The nets. So here are the numbers. Kyrie played 143 of a possible 278 regular season games. Holy cow. So he played 51% of his games. The nets winning percentage was 57% when he didn't play. It was 57%. Washes out there with Kyrie, but he certainly brings some drama there. I was going to say energy, but I don't know that. I don't know how this is going to work out, but you got Jason Kidd there. And now Jason Kidd is going to have to get him to kind of conform to what and how does this change Luca. Remember, when Kevin Durant went to Golden State, Steph Curry went from average around 30 something to around 26, I think. So does Luca, the artist formerly known as Luca, does he play differently now with Kyrie there? And if so, how much? Yes. Yeah, I mean, it feels like the warriors kind of proved that you can have a bunch of big name stars that get points together on the same team, right? I mean, I know that Luca and Kyrie, there's only one ball and all of that, but it feels like the warriors have kind of proven that that can work, maybe. When you have Stefan and KD together, yes. But it has to start with the star player. That Steph had to sign off on all of that. And acquiesced to Kevin Durant to make him feel like he was welcomed there. That's why it worked. Yes, he. I thought that the clippers would have made sense. Well, I mean, you could get yourself in a situation with a big three there. I don't know,
A highlight from Hour 3 - Super Week Story Lines, Ross Tucker
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A highlight from Hoop Collective's Brian Windhorst on Kyrie Trade
"And now, the low post. Welcome to. A joint special low post hoop collective podcast. My friend Brian windhorst and I were both in transit at various hours to Los Angeles across the entire damn country when the Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving ending the era of the greatest theoretical team of all time, which is actually already over when they traded James Harden anyway. To the Dallas Mavericks for Dorian Finney Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, an unprotected sexy, unprotected 2029 first round pick from the Dallas Mavericks and a second round pick and pointedly they did not trade Kyrie Irving to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Phoenix Suns or the Los Angeles Lakers, appearing to prompt a emo? The kids emo tweet from LeBron saying maybe it's me, which I immediately started singing in my head that new Taylor Swift is not new. The Taylor Swift hit that is everywhere and all my daughter's friends are seeing all the time. Wendy, there is a lot to unpack here as this kicked off trade deadline week and actually a lot of teams will relieved that it got done quickly so that other business can get done on a more reasonable timetable, whether that other business will include one Kevin Durant is one of the big follow-up questions of this trade. The trade deadline is in four days. Kevin Durant is still a member with the Brooklyn Nets. Wendy, there is a lot to unpack here. How are you? While the Grammys were going on when we got here yesterday, Zach, I got here during the after party. You got here in the pre party. So nobody around, I almost had Staples. I'll continue to say Staples for a few years. The streets were packed and nobody cared about Kyrie Irving when I got here yesterday. But to me, there's three stories here, story one is the net story two is the Mavericks. And story three is the Lakers. And because the situation of the Lakers are in with where they're at and with Kyrie is just fascinating. And I feel like, you know, obviously I talked to people nonstop either on phone or by text after that trade yesterday, all the way out here, all the way to the coast that was texting with people from multiple teams as I was flying. And when you're doing that, you're very nervous. You might say the wrong thing, the wrong person. I've done that before, by the way. Not in an incriminating, not in a bad way, just like a nonsense way. What is this? Just once. And just once. But team executives have done it to me in a way that is potentially damaging for them. That's all I'll say. Wow. Well, anyway, so there's a lot going on here. In a vacuum, which is hard in this trade, I thought that the nets did pretty well, considering they were under duress trading a star player. Obviously Kyrie is very polarizing. But one of the things that I've noticed in the response to this whole thing is the wide perception of what kairi's value is. And that's obviously it was difficult to make a trade because of it. And so I actually thought if we start with the nets, they obviously had had enough, they had said no to Kyrie and grant in the past. They said yes to this pretty quickly by he made the trade demand on, but Friday. Friday. Friday afternoon. By Saturday night, it was pretty out there that then that's what we're going to trade him. I mean, you know, nobody knew for sure. But it sounded like the nets were going to trade him. So they obviously came to the conclusion that they were done with them. I don't want to speculate on Durant because nobody has a great handle on it and I also know that one of the things that can get you into hot water real quick and you end up looking like a fool is to make an assumption on what Kevin thinks I suspect that Kevin was cool with saying goodbye to Kyrie, which that in and of itself we could do a whole podcast on that. Because this is a guy who said no to so many other options when he signed there. Said no to other star players. And then even after the partnership was really shaky, he without really needing to re upped on it with for 5 years with no player option. I mean, Kevin Durant held up his end of the bargain on this. Without question, especially for Kyrie. He sat around a watch Kyrie cause issues left and right on the court off the court during the season off the season. So the fact that KD reached the point as well, I think. I don't know for sure but I think saying sayonara, that's remarkable. And then I think Zach considering the constraints here that he's a free agent that him signing an extension as part of the deal was highly unlikely from a number of reasons. Get your trading a player who famously is unreliable, including with his pledges to teams. That's not hypothetical. The man announced his love in a commercial for the Celtics, and then totally decided he was not going to sign there. Like within a couple of days or weeks.
Knicks rally from 21 points down, beat 76ers 108-97
"The Knicks recovered from a slow start and knocked off the 76ers one O 8 to 97. Philly opened up a 21 point first quarter lead, but the Knicks fought back and outscored the 6 was 32 to 18 in the fourth quarter. Julius Randle, a few key baskets in the final minutes, he finished with 24 points. We got down early on our first quarter, but it's a long game, and we just took away chipped away and made a manageable house. You know, from era was just about. Nick's now 29 to 26, Philly fell to 34 and 18. Mike mancuso, New York
Garland leads hot-shooting Cavs to 122-103 win over Pacers
"Cleveland went on a 26 to 9 run to close out the first half and never looked back in a one 22 one O three win over the pacers. The Cavs starting 5, all finished in double figures as Cleveland winds for the third time in four games. Donovan Mitchell says he likes what he sees from his team right now. It looks great, you know, we got continue to play this way, you know, like I said, we got 7 or 6 games left in the break and it'd be great if we could head up there in the right direction and you know get some rest and get back to it. One month ago, Indiana was 5 games above 500. Now the pacers have sunk to 5 games under. Tom mccabe, Indianapolis
Leonard has 35 points, Clippers outlast Knicks 134-128 in OT
"The cleverest time the game at the end of regulation time and then went on to be at the next one 34 one 28 and over time. Nicholas batum hit a three point shot at the buzzer to tie the game at one 15 after the Knicks rally to take a three point lead on an 18 to four run over the final 5 minutes of the fourth quarter. LA then scored 15 of its 19 points from the foul line in the extra session for coach tyron Lou. We went small to start overtime zoo in the game and win the jump ball and then we went small. So we were able to switch a little bit more about being able to fire a little bit more. And then put them in some tough positions. Kawhi Leonard led the clips with 35 points, Paul George added 30. Tom Arian, New York
James closes in on NBA record, Lakers falls to Pelicans
"LeBron James moved closer to the NBA all time scoring record, but the pelicans entered a ten game losing streak by defeating the Lakers one 31 one 26. James had 27 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, putting in 36 away from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scoring mark. This one win. Play the game the right way. See what happens. His finger roll gave LA at 12 point lead in the third quarter. Brandon Ingram poured in 35 points and CJ McCollum added 23, including a late three. Anthony Davis had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers. I'm Dave ferry.
A highlight from Kyrie Irving's Sudden Trade Request
"Weekly NBA content these two are capable of. What does that mean? It could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Chris mannix and Howard back. Well, if you're waiting for drama in the NBA before the trade deadline, Friday at about 2 o'clock eastern, you got it. Kyrie Irving has officially demanded a trade this news reported virtually simultaneously by the NBA's cadre of news breakers. So you want to credit jobs, you want to credit woes, you want to credit Chris Haynes and the other guys that might have had it have at it. But Kyrie Irving has requested a trade and that is more than enough for Howard Beck and I to jump on the podcast and break it all down for you. So Howard, let's start here. Scale of one to ten, how surprised were you that Kyrie Irving has requested a trade? Does this qualify as an emergency podcast? I'm never sure where the line is. What's alarming versus an emergency versus like potential tragedy? I don't know how we scale these things. I don't know the emergency feels very strong. It's an emergency for the nets, I guess. Scale of one to ten surprise. Is there anything lower than one? I mean, here's what I would say. Back when I wrote in early November that the net should burn it all down, blow it up, whatever. Tear it down to the studs, part of my assessment of where they were and why I thought this was unsalvageable was that you never know when the next thing from Kyrie Irving is coming. So could I have predicted or would I have predicted a trade demand? With less than a week to go to the trade deadline, I mean, it would have been on the dart board of possibilities. What I would have predicted for sure is something was going to happen. This was the one thing you knew. After the controversy and the suspension over the posting of an anti semitic film faded, you knew it was only a matter of time before there was something. And they won a bunch of games and everybody got healthy and Jacques von proved to be the right voice and everything seemed fine for a while and then Durant goes down and they start going off the rails, playing wise, Kyrie, comport himself well throughout. But you know with Kyrie Irving, it's always going to be something. Whether it's refusing a vaccine, whether it's posting an anti semitic film, whether it's taking a vacation in the middle of the season, whether it's whatever, you know, like something was going to happen. It might as well have been this. And we should have seen this coming. We should have seen this coming because when Chris Haynes of Turner sports tweeted a week or so ago reported a week or so ago, I think he actually had it on the site too. That kairi's agent slash stepmom had told him on the record told Christine's on the record that they wanted an extension. That should have been the writing on the wall that this was coming because you know the nets don't want to commit to him long term if they can avoid it, or at least not without a thousand caveats and conditions, which apparently is what was going on. And you know that Kyrie Irving wants as every player wants. More of an assurance. So we should have seen this coming in that regard. So surprise levels should be low. So mine's low, it's not as low as yours. I'd probably put it at like 5 or 6, if only because we had a lot of evidence that when the nets are healthy, they're pretty damn good. Before Kevin Durant went down, then that's where 18 and two. In the month of December, they were 12 and one. They were nipping at the heels of the Celtics for the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Now, yes, they have fallen off after the Durant entry that lost to Boston on Wednesday was less a loss as much as it was a throttling by the Celtics. So they're now at their low point of this portion of the season. But even though I agree with you, that we should have seen this coming, maybe part of me, the wide eyed optimist that you know I am a part of me thought, hey, maybe Kyrie looked at the way this team played in December and early January and said, wow, I might be able to win here. Maybe thought that asking for a trade before the deadline might be a bad thing to do. Was that too naive of me? What's the one thing? What's the one thing we should have probably learned about Kyrie Irving and his motives? And what self serving? Well, there's that. But this too. Left the Cavaliers when they had just gone to three straight finals and won a championship and he was the costar to the best player of his generation and decided to leave LeBron. Then he goes to Boston where he's now playing alongside a phenomenal up and coming young duo by the names of Jason and Jalen who are now the best one two punch in the NBA by a lot of assessments. He left them when he could have stayed there for years. So if we're saying that the winning of the nets and by the way, soft schedule when they were fattening up in December, never mind. If we were going to say that that was going to be what would keep Kyrie Irving on course on track and in the fold and wanting to stay, despite contract uncertainty, despite future uncertainty, despite everything, if you were thinking he's going to stay because of winning and the chance to win championships, well, we've already seen him leave a championship team twice basically because that Celtics team was a team that you could see the trajectory of that they were on the rise and lo and behold they were in the finals last year and he left them before they could get there and he left any obviously burned a lot on the way out. He left the Cavaliers. Why would we think that winning would keep him anywhere? Why would we even think that his friendship slash perceived loyalty to Kevin Durant would keep him on track and in the fold? This is the thing. Like I think if nothing else today underscores again is Kyrie Irving is about Kyrie Irving. And he was a big reason why last season got torched a championship potential title run torched because of his anti vaccine crap. He alienates James Harden. So now they forced to trade Hardin for Ben Simmons, which has been a net loss for the nets. I mean, every year it's something and he doesn't care what the consequences are. That's not even that's not even an opinion or a hot take. It's just an objective fact. We've seen it over and over again. It's just what he does. He acts in his own interest and the consequences be damned. Yeah, and let's be clear to people that are trying to kind of understand the machinations of why he'd do this now. Kyrie doesn't want to be in Brooklyn, at least not long term. So the best thing for Kyrie Irving individually is to get traded to another team that would have his bird rights. And because that team has his bird rights, they can exceed the cap and pay him whatever they want. So theoretically, Kyrie could get his four year $200 million extension from someone out there. If someone's because if someone's one, we'll get to that part in a second. But if Kyrie were to hit the free agent market and definitely didn't want to go back to Brooklyn and couldn't do a sign and trade, which are incredibly complicated. The teams that have, you know, let's just say 40 plus $1 million in cap space. I'm going to run them down for you. There's four of them. Utah, Detroit, San Antonio, Houston. Which of those teams is even going to be remotely interested in Kyrie Irving? I mean, Houston's kind of crazy, but I don't think even they're that crazy to add Kyrie Irving to that big. So this is entirely about next season. Kyrie does not give a damn about what happens in Brooklyn this season. That's why Howard, I think it's going to be really hard for him to recover from this. At least for this season with this team in that locker
Bridges scores 25, leads Suns to 106-94 win over Celtics
"Mikhail bridges scored 25 points as the sun's delta Celtics, their fourth loss in 6 games, one O 6 94. Sun's coach Monty Williams. We know how badly we felt the last time we played this team. They took it to us and so that helps you play with an appropriate fear. Of what could happen if you don't bring it. Daria, Sarah, had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Phoenix, while Chris Paul contributed 15 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Jaylen Brown had 27 points and Jason Tatum 23 for the Celtics, but the pair shot just 33% from the field and 6 of 22 from three point range. I'm Dave ferry
Embiid's double-double keys 76ers as Spurs drop 8th straight
"Joel embiid and tyrese Maxie carried the 76ers to a one 37 one 25 win versus the spurs. Embiid had 33 points and ten rebounds while maxi delivered 25 points and bede was ten of 18 from the field after being questionable for the game with a sore left foot. James Harden added 16 points. This is sixers dealt the spurs their 8th straight loss. San Antonio rookie malachi, Brandon set a season high for a second straight game with 26 points. Calvin Johnson had 18 for the spurs, who now prepare for a 9 game road trip. I'm Dave ferry.
A highlight from Hour 2 - NBA Scoring Bonanza, Trent Dilfer
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Trent Dilfer, former Super Bowl winning quarterback. Now the head coach at the university of Alabama will join us a little bit later on, as will Charles Barkley, LeBron James is zeroing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all time record. He's 63 away from breaking Kareem's Mark and probably going to maybe break it against Milwaukee at home, Kareem of course started his career there. Maybe that would be poetic, I guess. Hopefully Kareem shows up. Hopefully he gets his flowers as well in the process. LeBron had 26, more importantly, the Lakers rallied from 14 down to beat the pacers. They've got the pelicans coming up, then Oklahoma City, and then Milwaukee. But if you look at his scoring average, he'd be a couple away. That'd be a nice build up to that game against Milwaukee. If he's four way, 5 away and going into that. And I still want to know if I can get a prop bet on LeBron breaking the record with his own version of a skyhook. Even if he, I could almost guarantee LeBron would try a skyhook in that game. His version of a skyhook. You would be honoring Kareem. Now, people, of course, it's LeBron. They'd be going to always make a mockery of this. Like, oh, he's going to do it that way. No matter what LeBron does, you know, people are still going to have a hard time with it. They have a problem with it. I think it'd be awesome. If you were honoring him by shooting a skyhook and maybe breaking the all time record. Stat of the day is always brought to you by panini America, the official trading cards of the Dan Patrick show. Say good morning if you're watching on peacock, thank you. That's our streaming partner download the app and watch for free. Our radio affiliates, iHeartRadio Fox Sports radio, and the other great cities around America who have embraced this program. NFL Pro Bowl events last night, we came up with the solution because Tyler and Huntley should not be a Pro Bowl quarterback, but if you invite him to the activities, then that's great. It shouldn't show up on his resume that he's a Pro Bowl quarterback. Do you have one team that you vote? And that is it. That is the Pro Bowl team for 2022. That season. And that's it. If you're a third alternate, you're not a pro bowler. That's it. Now we have, you know, we fixed what could be a potential problem down the road when somebody goes, you know, Tyler hunt, and he was a pro bowler. Vince Young pro bowler, Mitchell trubisky pro bowler. Okay, if you're the fourth alternate, you're not the pro bowler. It's like if you go to the slam dunk contest, you're not an all star. You're there at the all star weekend, three point shooting contest. You're not an all star. You're part of the three point shooting contest there. Yes, Marv. Is that almost like Major League Baseball when each team has to have a representative? And you say, hey, that year Fred mcgriff made that last all star team because they needed somebody from the devil rays. Yes. To be represented. Like, oh, are all of those all started? Like the NBA All-Star Game. If you're, I think Barkley had 11. He earned those 11 because it's only 12 from each conference. With the Pro Bowl 8th alternate David garage, Steve Berlin. Yeah, I wonder if the NBA did that and you'd go Apollo Ben Carroll is going to make the NBA all star team if you have to have a representative from every team. Thankfully, they don't do that. This should be the best players, the best 24 players in basketball. Look at you standing up for your magic. Well, I do love the magic, and I love my Sacramento Kings, by the way, who Darren Fox? Sabonis, they should be all stars. Sabonis should be. He's been unbelievable. Did you see where the Sacramento Kings, I guess the PR department, they sent wine to some of the other coaches. Now, I don't know if they were bribing them, but it sounds like they were. Hey, could you vote for our player in just a reminder as we send you some nice wine here? Would you vote for art players for the NBA all star team? Yeah, Mark. Sabonis did make the all star team, the Aaron Fox snubbed. Darren? Fox is, you know, that's one of those he's average in 24 again, but you don't get to see him. And maybe because of their record this year, you'll be able to see them a little bit more. I hope so because it's been a long time coming. Sabonis has been awesome. By the way, the Greek freak did it again. And I'm telling you, when I did SportsCenter back in the 90s, if somebody put up 50, you led sports. It was a big deal. Yanis scored 20 of his 54 in the fourth quarter. They rallied from 21 down to beat the clippers, so he had 54 of his team's 106 points. He has 50 or more in three of his last 11 games.
A highlight from Hour 1 - LeBron Creeping Up on Kareem, Super Week Fireworks
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He was at a bar at 8 a.m. yesterday morning. And I believe that he is somewhere in Oklahoma. Not sure, I know that he was planning on going to Nebraska and then eventually he's supposed to meet us in Arizona on Saturday with the sprinter van Yemen. See my sources didn't hear Oklahoma. My sources heard Kansas City. But again, I'm confirmed. By the way, the triggers are fired up. Barbecue chicken sandwiches and chili tater tots today. What? Yes. Who has it better than we do? Not too many people. No buddy. Nobody. Stat of the day brought to you by panini America the official trading cards, the Dan Patrick show. By the way, get yourself a traeger grill and time for the big game traeger dot com slash DP show. The best grill that you can get. Trust me. Remember use the code DP show to get free shipping. Watch the game, not the grill. All right, stat of the day, play of the day, poll question, all of that, your phone calls always welcome 8 7 7 3D P show. Tyler, the operator standing by not only cooking today, taking care of my puppy, but also answering your phone calls. So be polite. And be patient, but we'll try to get to all your calls. You can email us. You can also tweet. We say good morning. If you're watching on peacock, thank you. That's our streaming partner. Coming up a little bit later on. Charles Barkley will stop by, get his thoughts on all things sports related. Why he is leaving town, the Super Bowl week in Arizona, at least he should give me the code to his compound so we can go over there and have some fun. But Charles will join us a little bit later on. Former Super Bowl winning quarterback Trent Dilfer. Now the head football coach at the university of Alabama Birmingham will join us a little bit later on as well. So fritzi got a poll question for us today. We do. We have a pauli special and a few others, but we can start with possibly this one. Who would you rather have as your team's quarterback? Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr. Okay. Whether both in play, probably going to cost about the same, I'm curious what if Derek Carr kind of helps the Raiders in this situation, I don't know why he would, but I don't know he's got a no trade clause and he's guaranteed like $40 million coming up soon. If he wants to extend the window and help the Raiders and then maybe they can help him get traded but I'm not sure I don't know how accommodating I would be if the Raiders want to boot you and then they want you to also help them in the process of getting rid of you. Might have a little bit of a problem with that. But Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo probably going to their close to the same age, probably going to cost you about the same. I'd probably say Derek Carr can give you a higher ceiling, I sort of know what I get with Jimmy Garoppolo. I'm not always sure what I get with Derek Carr. But Derek Carr can have those moments where you go, wow. He's really good. Then there are other moments where you go, he's not really good. Jimmy G it feels like that's who he is. All he does is win football games or so I'm reminded all the times when I talk about Jimmy G why don't you like him? Isn't it all about winning? It is. But he's been with the Patriots and the niners and both were really good teams. As far as let's see him go to Carolina and then you can tell me if all he does is win football games. Yes, Pauly. Garoppolo is 40 and 17 as a starter. All he does is win. All he does is play on teams that win. It's a little wordy. Yes, it does. It does feel like he rarely wins a game. It was Jimmy Garoppolo carrying his team. You don't hear that almost ever. No. It's more like, in the fourth quarter, he gave it up a little bit. Yeah. Or somebody made a great play. Whatever it is, but Jimmy G I mean, they're both good quarterbacks. I don't know if they're not top ten quarterbacks. I'd probably say Derek Carr just because and you know, chip on his shoulder as well, but I think are they the same age polling? Yeah, they're the same age. Derek Carr's career quarterback rating is 91.8. Jimmy Garoppolo's career quarterback rating is 99.6. Much more of an efficient passer drop low. Okay. Cars had more big seasons with big yard, yeah. But all Jimmy G does is with. By the way, you know, we're a week a little over a week away from the Super Bowl. I don't know if we're going to get bulletin board material. You're not going to get it from a homes. You're certainly not going to get it from Jalen hurts. Andy Reid is not going to give you anything. You know, the Kelsey brothers may give you something, but there's more back and forth, two brothers having fun with each other. A little more calculated. You know, it's strange. I feel like Tyree kill who's not even playing in the Super Bowl. Now with the dolphins, might have more stuff to say this week coming up for some reason. But I don't know, like juju Smith Schuster. Is he going to say something? Previously, you might think that, but I don't even know how healthy he is. Nick Siri, the eagles head coach, might say something, you know, he gets a little cocky. A little confident there. Frank Clark, maybe. Wild card. Yeah, it could be. He could say something. Yes, Mark. Chris Jones. Chris Jones? Okay. Well, if he says that I'm okay with it because he can back it up. But I don't know if we're going to get much bulletin board material coming up during Super Bowl week. Yeah, Paul, you know, rarely gets any love from the national media Brandon Graham, the defensive lineman for the eagles. The fact that I had to say defensive lineman for the eagles, he's not very famous. I think he's made one Pro Bowl. He had the strip sack on Brady that won the Super Bowl. Yeah. He literally won the Super Bowl himself. He's played his whole career. This is a guy who could do a walk off. If the eagle somehow pulled this off, I think he's like 34
A highlight from The Best of The Dan Patrick Show
"Radio. It's usher Friday, according to Marvin. I let him handle the music this month. I'm not familiar with this usher song. Yeah, this is one of those in the club. You go to the club? Yeah, I don't go to the club. In Arizona, we'll go to the club. No, we're not going to a club. What about a Super Bowl party? They'll play this. I'm going to be in bed by 8 o'clock. Easter? No. Local. No. No. No, no, no, no. Yes. Are there any clubs Marvin in Scottsdale Arizona that open around 5 p.m. local time and close at 8 p.m.? If the party's going around 5 36 o'clock, then I'll go to the club with you, Marv. All right? Doug club. In the house, okay? They say good things come to those who wait Mercedes Benz SUV family proves otherwise takes no time to set up a test drive at your local Mercedes Benz dealer more than the USA dot com. Super Bowl champ with the ravens. Now the university of Alabama head coach former NFL analyst, the university of Alabama, Birmingham, Trent tiller joins us on behalf of our good friends at panini America. How are you, Trent? Good Dan, how about yourself? I'm doing okay. You got your Super Bowl, your miniature Super Bowl trophy there over your left shoulder? So many, yeah. Yeah. Does everybody get one of those? No, Bashar bought this for me. As I exited after the one year in Baltimore. Wait, that was your parting gift he gave you a miniature Super Bowl trophy? Yeah, nice really great. It was actually before then. My wife was going to get me one and Steve jumped in and made sure that the ravens didn't for me. How big is your Super Bowl ring? Where very often I worked there and recruiting recruiting the kids like it. It's big. It's a big old Sacramento as big as the ones they do now. But it's a big old flashy thing. And the recruits love taking pictures with it when we had them on campus. But see, what I think that they should do is do a school ring like a school ring size that you can wear. Where it's not gaudy, where you come in, Michael Strahan had this story he told Eli, he wanted a ten table ring, and Eli go, what is that? You can see it ten tables away. And it's just too big. You can't wear it out. I agree. I like your idea. The little school one or the high school state championship size. And then they should give everybody like the real, I think this is 60% the actual size. They should give all the players like an 80% 85% size. Like you go by, if you're in Denver's airport and you go by Elway, steakhouse, he's somehow got like 95% replica in the window. It's pretty cool. I think every player would appreciate that. Give me the three quarterbacks, two quarterbacks for like they changed the position. In the modern era, that's a good one. I think Elway. In that 83 draft so physical, right? That the talent was ungodly to a certain degree. Golly, I think, you know, I don't think Farrah gets enough credit. He somehow he gets dismissed from like the greatest of all time conversations. I know I saw it live, you know, getting my butt kicked by him every year while I was in Tampa during those three MVP runs. He redefined the position to a certain degree. He was like a combination of Elway, friend targeting, Warren Moon, like he is all wrapped up into one guy, which was pretty incredible. I think Lamar Jackson, I think there's like four or 5 of them right now. That are so dynamic athletes and also great passers. We saw this. I'll give you a quick story about ten years ago through the elite 11. We started noticing a real trend where it wasn't just the coach's kid that was playing quarterback. It was the biggest baddest dude on campus in high school. Like you'd go to a high school in Georgia or wherever. And you'd ask the coach, like, who's the best athlete in the school? And they'd say, oh, no doubt it's this guy. And that guy was the quarterback. And now you're starting to see that come true in the NFL. You know, I probably started with Cam Newton, Lamar, mahomes, Josh Allen. You know, these guys are redefining how the position is played. And now it's equal decision making accuracy precision with just like this crazy ass horsepower too that makes them so dynamic. But also, I look at Peyton Manning's impact on the game. Yeah. It might be more important than Brady's impact on the game, obviously the results with Tom, but Peyton changed everything at the line of scrimmage. He's seeing what you got. Now I get to change. I mean, we hadn't seen anything like that before, had we? Well, I agree with you, but I don't think Jim Kelly gets enough credit. Let's go back to Jim Kelly because he actually was doing that. You know what I mean? It's like Jim was, I went hunting with Jim last year and I've known Jim forever, but to hear him talk about and he was not saying, oh, they don't give me enough credit. He was just talking about the complexity of what they did. The line of scrimmage. Now, he was also praising Peyton for taking it a whole nother level. But yes, you're right, kind of that Jim Kelly started it and then paid and poor gasoline on it where it was like, okay, we're going to call whatever we want in patents going to get us in the right protection, the right run game, the right route combination, and basically was an extension of the offensive coordinator taking the snaps. Yeah, that's a great point. I forget about Jim Kelly in the gun where he's calling out the plays. But Peyton talked about Zach Thomas. I said, you know, there had to be somebody who was equal to you on the other side. He said, yeah, Zach Thomas drove me crazy. He said, I call it out. And Zach would say, look, look out for the run and then I go, damn, you know, he's got me there. How frustrating must that be when they know what you're doing? It's the worst. You know, it's the worst when you think you're tricking them, but they're tricking you. They know what's coming before the balls now. It's funny you mentioned Zach Thomas. I get asked all the time with the two hardest defenses I played against. And they were happy at the same time. It was that Miami Dolphins defense was Zach Thomas is the middle linebacker and Madison was one corner. I can't remember who the other corner was, but everything looked exactly the same on every snap until the ball was snapped. It was the ball was snapped. They played like 12 different things. And then Green Bay at the same time with Reggie and the Roy butler and that group. You know, it was one Reggie when he decided to play. He was just, you literally couldn't block him. Nobody could. And there are the great players. I think Leroy butler's one all time underrated defensive players, at least I played against and their ability. Those two defenses were just vicious. Was it Patrick surtan? Would he have been with Miami back then? I don't want to get myself in trouble. Yeah, I think it was, but I don't want to get myself in trouble. Getting sold, I
A highlight from One on One w/ Jazz Head Coach Will Hardy
"It up. Have you seen it before? I actually have one of the one of the very, I guess, humorous parts of now being in the position that I'm in is that my Friends from growing up take great joy in either comments about me on Twitter or photos that come up and so I actually have seen the Wikipedia photo and I know what it's from. It's from this interview that they did with the assistance and Boston. I guess that video was that a very odd time because I do I do look like I'm in great distress. That is true. It was from your year in Boston. We're back there as part of the immuno docu staff for one season. Did that feel it all like a homecoming for you? You weren't raised in Massachusetts, but you did go to school, you know, northern Massachusetts. Did that feel familiar going back to the New England area? Yeah, it was, it was actually very nostalgic in that way. Like being around Boston, not just the people, but the weather to be back in New England for the four seasons of. Life in Massachusetts was very, very odd after being in Texas for 11 years. Where really there's two seasons. There's summer and there's not summer. So it was cool to be back in the area for that part and then also like having gone to school in New England a ton of my friends from school were huge, Celtics fans, huge pats fans, Sox fans. So to get kind of back into that environment around those fans, it was really cool as well. It was fortunate to actually get to go to pat's game. I went to a couple of Sox games as well. So obviously I have some friends still there from college. So a lot of really good memories kind of got stirred up. It was great to be in New England. Obviously, my wife and I had planned on being there longer than we were. Like when we made the move from San Antonio, you know, to go to Boston to join email, like it was, it was definitely something that we were like excited about big change for our family, but the southeast organization is amazing and the fans there are incredible. There's really nothing like playing in New England. And then you get that season, which I mean, if you were not in the position to win, you should write a book about that season. I just remember being on TV for the first two months, like after every game. And like having to clobber the team for how some kind of screw up. Some kind of way that they played played poor. Those first two months, like, I mean, I guess it's hard to encapsulate the entire season, but when you look back at the roller coaster ride that it was. Like, what stands out to you? I think the biggest thing to me is that you can things can always change like there's always a preconceived notion of who a team is when the season starts. Or before the season starts. And then once you get going, people are pretty quick to kind of, you know, put a team in stone of like, oh, this is who they are this year. Here's the four contenders. Here's 5 teams that are tanking and here's 18s that they don't know what they're doing. They're not losing enough or they're not, you know, there's like very quickly people are able to put teams in these categories. And so the beginning of the year was really hard. We had some injuries, COVID obviously was still going on. It's a new staff with a team that had some expectation, right? Like there's a lot of great players on the Celtics already when we get there. And we seemed like we were finding ways to lose games early in the year. It was almost like damned if you do damned if you don't. Every time we tried something, it just seemed like we couldn't quite get it to click and internally, we didn't have much panic because we knew the buy in from the guys. We knew what it felt like every day in our gym, but when you're playing in Boston, you've got the media, you've got the fans, like expectations, are always really high. And so there was definitely a lot of noise, but all of a sudden we got some good health and we got some good play and things really started to click on both ends of the floor, like how we wanted to play. And the players were more familiar with the staff, the staff was more familiar with the players. I think we figured out them just like they were figuring out us. What to do with them, how best to use them, what positions to put them in, and then all of a sudden we just took off. It felt like overnight. We just became this different team. We had a different energy about us. Obviously, Jalen's tweet got a lot of play, you know, the energy is about to shift and Jalen was right. Like it did and I think as a coach, like, I had never been a part of anything like that where it seemed like almost two different seasons within one year, so I've just tried to carry that with me that things can always change and you can get better and you can, you know, a group that's unfamiliar with each other can get that familiarity in the middle of the year and you can really take off. So we've tried to use that here in Utah as like a way to always maintain that mindset of like we can get better and there's still hope to become this team that's much better than we are today. Like don't let anybody tell you who you are or what you're supposed to be. It just seemed like at some point maybe it's mid January, early February, all the lessons that you guys are the things you guys were trying to instill in that team finally clicked. Everybody seemed to finally get it and it all came together in the best possible way. What I will always remember is just an email was the face of this, but kind of the public way with which the coaching staff called guys out, call them to the carpet in a way. And I wasn't used to seeing that, you know, from Brad Stevens in previous years who successfully had his way of doing things. But, you know, guys seem to, you know, they seem to respond to that. Did you get, did you get a feel for that? The guys were responding to kind of tough love that you guys were showing as a staff. Yeah, I think the team responded so, so great to email
Antetokounmpo scores 54 points, Bucks beat Clippers 106-105
"It's the third time since the first of the year that bucks Ford John has done it a couple has put up 50 or more points. He had 54 to lead the bucks to a one O 6 one O 5 win over the clippers. It's insane. Crazy journey. Now I finish a game that's got 50. I'm like, we'll just insane. The box trailed most of the night by a big margin. They were down 21 in the third quarter, still the clippers had a chance in the end to win, but Kawhi Leonard missed a baseline fadeaway jumper in the final seconds. Check Freeman, Milwaukee.