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Bridges, Hornets hold off short-handed Lakers, 117-114

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 35 min ago

Bridges, Hornets hold off short-handed Lakers, 117-114

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Butler scores 26 points, Heat hold off late Clippers rally

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 15 min ago

Butler scores 26 points, Heat hold off late Clippers rally

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A highlight from An NBA Venting Session | The Answer

The NBA Show

05:43 min | 6 hrs ago

A highlight from An NBA Venting Session | The Answer

"Sir. So you what's up here? Chris, how's it going? It's going great. Well, okay, it is going great, but what we're going to do today we're breaking negative, we're Breaking Bad today. So Siri and I wanted to just have a quick venting session. This is like we get to the end of the first half of the season. And what we wanted to ask each other this week on the answer is what's frustrating you what's bothering you? What's annoying you about the NBA this season? So we can get it all out. We can clean the baffles as they say on submarines. And then we can go into the second half of the season. Renewed with like a new sense of optimism and idealism about this beautiful game that we follow. Is that sound good? I'm with it, you know, query a season just started. I think this is a perfect time for something like this a month ago. And it's perfect. I'm really excited. But before we get into that, though. Okay, how are we getting to that? I was watching leaker sixers last night. My mind started wandering. And I started thinking, I have my own answer to this question now after a while. If you had a team of 5 Matisse dibels versus 5 Malik monks, who would win. I think the game would end 6 nothing after 48 minutes. And I think the monks would win. Can I tell you something though? Of course. If I was a mad scientist and I could build the perfect NBA player, I would just put Batista style and Malik monk together. Can you imagine if Matisse could score like Malik monk is capable of scoring? I think that's actually what kind of spawned this thought because Matisse eyeball is the perfect basketball player in terms of just like you know he just like star jumps and then just gets at every loose ball. He's just so athletic. But yeah, that jumper. I still think I still think you should get more minutes. I think if I had a generational defender, I would. I would just live with the fact that he's not going to hit his jumper all the time. So you can get into rhythm anyway, we can tell all the time. Is that what you just said? Suggests that he doesn't his jumper all the time. I'm not asking for Dale Ellis. I'm asking for like hitting the backboard from the corner every once in a while. Okay, maybe not for basketball reasons, but just I just like watching him do stuff. Yeah, I think in a vacuum, we're in little bursts, Matisse's like one of the most magnetic players to watch. You just feel him create basketball actions that a lot of teams don't create where there's just like a loose ball going towards your rim or whatever like or going to a zoo posing team's rim, so it creates these fun fast break situations. And also when he pressures the ball, you can tell it actually genuinely irritates the ball handler. There's so many kind of like fake full court presses or fake pressures. But he's actually a menace. Yeah, it adds a nice element of surprise. NBA actions can start to get very predictable. So when somebody can intercept a pass that you just never see get intercepted, it's just like, oh, kind of jolt you awake a little bit. Right, unless the ros throws it and then you see it get intercepted quite a lot. I'm Malik monk could probably intercept those. I just really quickly about that sixers Lakers game. I felt like that had a real exhibition game vibe because it was like it was a very much like get Anthony Davis back in the mix and he had like an absolute shacky in game for most of it and looked like he was specifically trying to assert dominance over embiid. It did seem like and he was giving and be a lot of trouble. But the sixers won pretty comfortably and never seen particularly bothered. Yeah, that was a really fun game. I love watching that match up down low. I didn't love watching them both fall a lot. That was incredibly stressful, having both those guys, we don't get a lot of Davis versus embiid, actually. Both of those guys have dealt with a lot of injuries and yeah. Twice a year, yeah. That would be it. Exactly. And then it's like even if they are the teams play twice a year, but how often are Davis and embiid both playing at the same time? So yeah. I thought it was a fun sweetie games last night. We had the sixers and the Lakers and then we had the Timberwolves warriors game. But it does bring me to my first event if you want me to start kick things off here. I think mine are going to be pretty general. I'm a pretty general guy. I like to throw out populist ideas. And I would say you're more visionary, right? Like a big picture thinker. Sure, I just think we really need to change the NBA television product. I was thinking about this specifically because I'm drunk on NFL playoff football, especially this last week in a games that we had and 52 million people watch chiefs bills. I'm not asking for that to be an MBA game in late January. But I really do think we are way past the point of when the NBA could offer a feasible red zone esque product that would make watching basketball at a night tonight basis a little bit more engaging. And I think what happens is you get settled in on one game. And that game has its ebbs and flows just like any sport does. But because it's like you're changing the channel and you're trying to find the rhythm of some other game if you're especially if you're watching it like Wednesday and you have like the full suite of games, it just gets kind of like a little cumbersome, you're kind of like checking scores, you're trying to find something. So here's my proposition. Start NBA crunch time NBA fast break NBA full court, whatever you want to call this thing. I understand there might be some issues with it being live. The whole premise of red zone is that there are parts of the NFL field that when a team is like within 20 yards, it's just the red zone, but when it gets like when there's some momentum going on a drive, like they can identify like this team is approaching a score. But to me, NBA red zone would be really easily governed by like, okay, the starters are on the floor. You know, so we can just have all stars on TV all the time.

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A highlight from Get your popcorn ready for HOF NFL WR Terrell Owens

The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop

04:12 min | 9 hrs ago

A highlight from Get your popcorn ready for HOF NFL WR Terrell Owens

"Welcome to another edition of showtime. With Michael Cooper and siphon BS with my NBA legends at NBA teammates, but today we throw on y'all a curveball because it's the playoffs. We got one of the greatest receivers and a big Kobe fan as you can see Terrell Owens that we gonna tell you from here on out tio, how you doing, sir? I'm good, man. Terrell, Terrell, Terrell. Or just go TO, I'm good. So I know you got just a little bit of time. We want thank you for being with us, but something we got a lot of young listeners here. Who will send your role models growing up? Some of my role models. Yeah. Man, it's in the basketball. They played in the basketball world. And I know a lot of people know me. And if you don't know me, I'm sure once we get through this, this show time with coupe. I'm pretty sure you guys are probably going to Google me. But man, when I grew up, I wanted to play basketball. I had a love and a passion for basketball just like pretty much all the kids across the country. And when I was growing up, you know, in the 80s, 70 80s, 90s, I wanted to be just like Michael Jordan. And I think, you know, for me, I think we've discussed it before. And you probably didn't notice either till I told you, but I never really thought I would play beyond the collegiate level as far as me making it to the NFL. So I was one of those kids growing up in the south. I'm from Alexander city, Alabama. I played a number of sports growing up. And, you know, as all kids doing the south, I mean, I played baseball. I ran track. Obviously, football, and I played basketball. So, you know, besides, you know, in the football, I mean in the sports world, Michael Jordan was my guy. He's my idol. And outside of that, it was my grandmother. I know you like basketball. Here's a couple of accolade 5 times 5 times first team all pro, 6 time pro bowler, three time NFL receivers and touchdown leader, 2000 all decade team and the 49 is Hall of Fame. So you were also the Hall of Fame. Also the whole line. All right, you got a question for him real quick. TO, I'm already tempting I'm coming to you live from Dallas, Texas. You ever been here before? Dallas, where's that? So you mentioned, you know, you weren't sure you'd be an NFL player, but you were obviously a confident player. So when did that happen? You know, at Chattanooga and just when did the growth of your confidence happen considering what you said, which is you didn't think you'd be an NFL player. Thank you, Ari and yeah, you said it right confident. Which can often be misconstrued as being cocky and arrogant, which I know know the difference. And so as I told you, man, my grandmother raised me, raised me the right way. And she didn't want me to honestly she didn't even want me to play sports. But it was my mom that really kind of just pushed and encouraged her to allow me to play sports. And I'm trying to think when was that turning point of me, you know, flipping that switch and just being competitive. But I think just me playing sports in itself. I mean, I had the willingness, the desire to compete. But I think it was, again, just trying to just trying to figure out a time that the switch just turned on to where, you know, the confidence, you know, it build and it grew. I would have to say, you know, probably some at some point, you know, during my professional career, but you know, being drafted with the niners and 96. So I think probably anywhere between 96 and maybe 99 2000 and I think that's when I started to realize that I could play really at a high level and kill Pete compete with some of the greatest football players in the world. I was drafted with the niners and I played with the greatest receiver of all time and Jerry Rice played with one of the best quarterbacks Hall of Fame quarterbacks and Steve Young. But me, I was always competitive, man. I mean, as I told you, I played a play basketball.

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A highlight from 76ers Tampering With Harden?, Lakers Targeting Hield, Jerami Grant Update, Russell Westbrook Trade & More

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

04:50 min | 11 hrs ago

A highlight from 76ers Tampering With Harden?, Lakers Targeting Hield, Jerami Grant Update, Russell Westbrook Trade & More

"Front office show happy Friday heading into a weekend here and oh my, we've got a lot of trade stuff to discuss today. I'm Trevor lane. You can find me on Twitter at Trevor lane joined by Keith Smith, find a Matt Keith Smith NBA. Keith, we were just talking. There's so much trade stuff that's out there. It's almost physically impossible for one person to sort through all of it. We're struggling to keep up with everything that's out there at this point. Yeah, it's crazy. We did a little behind the scenes here. We kind of keep a running list of just notes of our we should talk about this and that. And sometimes topics fall off that list because it gets bumped by something bigger. But it really is crazy now because you have to be all right, they're going to dump these trade notebooks. And then you of course have Twitter, obviously. But then it became podcasts, all sorts of things get put out there. You've got daily TV shows where topics that are not there. Now you've got these different live audio apps that are basically almost kind of like radio shows where NBA insiders very credible people are throwing stuff in there and it's like, I told Trevor, I was like, thank God for the car drop off and pick up each day because that's my only time to focus and listen on podcasts and I feel like I'm piling up my non basketball podcasts a few. I listened to because I just don't have time. I'm just trying to pull out through NBA. Yeah, exactly. That's what we're doing at this time. But we love it. We love it. We love this movie. Yeah, it's not a not at all. It's great, but man, it's crazy how out of things have gone on as things have changed and shifted. We're seeing more stuff in different places. So you're having to scour different different areas, whether it is like a live chat, things like that. You've got you've got podcasts, you've got, of course, the news post that all sorts of stuff. That's out there. So we've done our best to compare one thing to just as a thank you beyond thankful for real GM's wiretap as well as hoop types, rumors page, because they do a great job of collecting all the biggest stuff and filtering through and getting the real kind of meaty news that you need to. And that is huge for us to in this show because those are probably our two primary sources to run to to check for news and notes and all those things beyond the things we hear directly just to make sure we're not missing something but yeah, let's go because there's a pretty big bubbling story. Let's talk about this. James Harden, a little beard tampering going on here potentially. Yeah. Teams are getting a little concerned that maybe there's something already kind of fishy going on with James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers. The point where teams are considering, according to Chris Haynes, but asking the NBA to kind of look into this. So what are your thoughts on this? This whole situation could this wind up being a tampering complaint? Yeah, I think it may very well, if pardon, of course, lands with philippi, in the end, if he doesn't, then it's probably one of those things where everybody says, all right, Bill, let's wash our hands and move on. We don't really care about this. But he lands there. You don't have this much news this far out. I mean, this makes the Kyle Lowry stuff look like miner. Because that was legitimate the heat got super close to a trade for Kyle Lowry last season about it this time on the calendar. And then it turned into they signed him and clearly damaged Chicago jumped the gun and what they did in their sign and trades and whatever. But this is full on, is this a player in a co owner because he's very close with Michael Rubin who's one of the sixers co owners, meaning he meeting being James Harden, is this the two of them and maybe Daryl morey, but really kind of back channeling things to a really kind of unprecedented degree of, hey, let's team up. Let's make this happen. How do we make this work in the off season? Now the deaths have said, there's no trade happening right now, as they should. They're title contender. There's no reason to make a trade right now. I've had a couple people ask. So they're just going to risk losing them for nothing? No, because he's not going to Detroit Orlando or saying those are the only teams with cap space. So you're going to get something in a sanitary. And if you don't like what the something is, you simply say, no, we're not doing it then, we're not going to do that. And then something James Harden's going to go sign the mid level exception to get to a team like that. That's not going to happen. So Brooklyn still has quite a bit of power, whether it's now, later, whatever. But yeah, this is a messy situation that I think you've got. Beyond the nets and the sixers, there's 28 other teams that are like, well, wait a minute. We can't be having this stuff go on this far out.

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Curry, Thompson shoot Warriors past Wolves, 124-115

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 19 hrs ago

Curry, Thompson shoot Warriors past Wolves, 124-115

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A highlight from S3 Ep 24: 2021 NBA Re-Draft w/John Hollinger

Chad Ford's NBA Big Board

05:20 min | 19 hrs ago

A highlight from S3 Ep 24: 2021 NBA Re-Draft w/John Hollinger

"Great to be back. Nice to hear the sound of tropical birds again. Yeah, no roosters because it's in the afternoon, not the morning, but we'll see if they make an appearance here. Want to get eventually to talk into the NBA draft with you and I know you're slowly sort of working through this, but it feels like a good time because there's a lot of discussion right now about this incredible 2021 rookie class that kind of go back and think a little bit about what we thought about this class coming into the draft and then how they performed and put us on the spot, both of us on the spot by would we do things differently in the draft a day now that we've got at least a somewhat decent sample size into the work years. Let's just start with this is my assumption I'm curious if you think the same way, this is a really awesome rookie class. It is at the top, I think it is. I think we have maybe 5 players who have shown potential all star potential already, right? And all 5 of them are teenagers still, I think, or 20 tops. And so I think from that perspective, it's been really good. I do think we go off the cliff pretty quickly still, which is to be expected a little bit, a lot of these guys and the teens and 20s they just take a little longer and then you look back two or three years later, you're like, wow, okay, that guy turned out to be pretty good. But a few second rounders and a few late first rounders that have played pretty well. Yeah, there's been a couple. We'll get into that. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Okay. I always like the kind pessimism. Of John hollinger. He does it with a smile on his face. It doesn't mean to hurt anybody's feelings, but my guess is he's gonna say no to a lot of that. So look, I'm gonna be the coward and give you the first pick in the draft. What we're gonna do is we're gonna rotate picks just through the lottery. Would we do anything different? And we'll talk a little bit about what we thought at the time and whether that's changed at all. I think both you and I had cape Cunningham. Number one on big boards coming into the draft. That was consistent for me the whole year. I think it was pretty consistent for you. As well. So Detroit Pistons on the clock do you select cape Cunningham with the number one pick in the draft if you're doing it over? No, no, Evan mopey. He's clearly the most talented player. It's funny 'cause I had misgivings about cade and I. Still went with him at one. I liked mobly and Barnes too and was kind of torn there. I do think like aids rookie year has been that great. He's gonna shoot the ball better than he shot it. I mean, that was the one thing I saw watching him like his shooting for him was so sweet that I mean, to me like him turning into like a Chris Middleton type player is a pretty still seems like a pretty, I don't know likely is the right word, but, you know, and outcome that is pretty easy to envision. Just there's not like that super burst, his handles, not super like, especially with the ball on his left hand. He's a little more turnover prone, has a little more trouble finishing in traffic. And I think though all those things were there on his tape at Oklahoma state, but in the absence of somebody to rest that number one spot from him, which guys like Moby and Barnes didn't quite do in their one season. I think he became kind of the default. But, you know, you look at this season now. I mean, mobly is the type of NBA big that can play in any kind of game because he's so switchable on defense. And because he has a perimeter skill set on offense and between him and Jared Allen, they've basically just hermetically sealed the pain area for Cleveland. And it's been the key to that whole defense, and he's going to be doing that for the next decade. And what do you think about him offensively? A defensively we've talked about mobile and the switch ability and the lateral fluidity of the player that 7 foot like that that it just seems special. What's your grade on him offensively right now coming in? We talked about whether he's going to become a stretch guy, there's a little bit of evidence of that, but it has to be come along as much as we thought. He was pretty good off the bounce. At USC, we've got to see some of that a little bit. What sort of grade do you give him offensively? Like a B maybe? You know, he's definitely left little clues and hints here and there of what he can become, but he's not like he's not really a low post guy, but he's not really a stretch either, but he does so many other things just in the flow of the game. He's a good passer. He gets to pull ups really easily off the dribble for 7 foot guy. It's kind of amazing. And obviously he is a threat at the rim with his size length and whatnot. And so just in the flow of the game, he's able to score and make plays and do some things, despite not fitting exactly one of those archetypes that we imagine in our heads. And I think this is game evolves. He's going to take it and one of those directions where he's either fills out becomes more of a low post guy or stretches out and becomes more of a three point guy. All right, I think I have to agree with you Troy weaver

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A highlight from Brooklyn's Mess & Zach LaVine Disrespect

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

03:58 min | 20 hrs ago

A highlight from Brooklyn's Mess & Zach LaVine Disrespect

"How did he come to his incredible passion to win? In I am Kobe, we reveal intimate, never before heard tapes of Kobe when he was a teenager, just as he was starting to glimpse his own greatness. It's about the making of an icon. We weave together these tapes with Kobe's high school coaches, his friends, and the figures who knew him in his youth. All episodes are out now so you can binge the whole thing. Listen to I am Kobe on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts. What's up open floor glove? I'm your host, Michael the pod peanut and I'm joined on the other line by my good friend Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris brother herring, AKA the Pat Riley whisperer, Chris, it has been so long. Welcome back to open floor. Yeah, man, it's been what two weeks, three weeks, since we've recorded. It's good to be with you again. It's been a minute. I think most of our listeners know where you were last week, but please let those who don't know know what's up. Yeah, I was out last week. I was very out and about last week. Trying to promote my book that came out last Tuesday, which is called blood in the garden, the flagrant history of the 1990s New York Knicks. It's been a complete blast to be able to promote it just because I'm proud of this thing. Two and a half, three years ago, I started working on it three years ago. And it's finally out. I don't think you have to be a Knicks fan to enjoy the book or really like the book. I think The Wall Street Journal said, basically, you don't even have to really be a sports fan to like it. But I try to go really deep in terms of what the 90s were and how the Knicks really shaped what that era was despite not being the team that ever won the whole thing. I think it's kind of a good companion piece to the last dance. To understand what Jordan had to go through to be where he was and be who he was. But also just I don't think you have today's league or at least not as quickly as you got today's league without those Knicks teams that the league was trying to get all the way away from during those years not to mention the personalities and the Starks and the masons and the Pat Riley's not to mention the fact that this was a forest gum ass team that was in like every scene in every picture but not ever the focal point of the scene or the picture. They were just in all these integral moments to the 90s and history with the OJ chase and all the stuff with Jordan Spike Lee and Reggie Miller, the 8 points in 9 seconds, the 25 points in the fourth quarter, Spike Lee thing. So I think it was a team that was just really fascinating in a way that we normally don't see. And I think that there are even more fascinating because they never quite want it in a way that they probably wouldn't have been if they had managed to win. Their beloved, your beloved, I was expecting to see you like on The Tonight Show. I'm not even gonna lie. I was like, where is Chris herring gonna pop up next? I think I've got 14 or later tonight, which I'm hoping for. Hell yeah. I've got that with SVP later tonight, which is a blessing that I've had a chance. I know people are annoyed with me right now. You and I were just talking about that. Just spraying my timeline with retweets with people posting the book. But so grateful for just how many people live, made a point to order the book to go find the book if they can't, you know, if they can't wait for their order to come in in some cases so people have two and three copies of the book. I'm just grateful and I actually had one day last week where I was just completely overwhelmed emotionally just by how many people to see all the support kind of at one time with everybody getting the book at the same time. It was just like not something I was expecting.

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A highlight from  Reckoning With The Past, w/ Larry Miller

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

08:01 min | 20 hrs ago

A highlight from Reckoning With The Past, w/ Larry Miller

"How did he come to his incredible passion to win? In I am Kobe, we reveal intimate, never before heard tapes of Kobe when he was a teenager, just as he was starting to glimpse his own greatness. It's about the making of an icon. We weave together these tapes with Kobe's high school coaches, his friends, and the figures who knew him in his youth. All episodes are out now so you can binge the whole thing. Listen to I am Kobe on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts. What up? It's the crossover pod Friday edition. I'm Howard Beck, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, really fascinating discussion on the pod today. My guest is Larry Miller, the longtime Nike and Jordan brand executive and former president of Portland trailblazers. That resume is probably all that you knew about Larry Miller if you were familiar with him at all. He's more of a behind the scenes guy, but longtime friend and confidant of Michael Jordan. He's got all the NBA's biggest stars and owners and top executives on speed dial. He's a powerful behind the scenes figure in basketball, but it's his life before all of this that's put him in the spotlight today. Larry has a book out called jump my secret journey from the streets to the boardroom. The secret in that title is Larry Miller spent nearly a decade in prison before he turned 30 and that when he was 16 years old and running with a gang in west Philadelphia, he shot and killed another teenager. That story had never been told and was completely unknown to everyone in Larry Miller's world. No one at Nike knew. No one in the NBA almost no one period until last October when Larry Miller divulged his past in a story that we published on SI dot com. I interviewed Larry for that story back in September. We really hadn't spoken since then until this week and a lot has happened in addition to the book now being out. The New York Times published a story about the victim's family and their anguish at reading about his murder and learning Larry Miller's identity. That set in motion a chain of events that led to a meeting between the family and Larry Miller in December, what happened in that meeting? How has Larry Miller dealt with the backlash since his public revelation and what's next? We talk about all of that today on the crossover. That conversation is coming up next. So stick around. This is the crossover. An NBA show hosted by Sports Illustrated's Chris mannix and Howard back. It's a whole new level for you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA 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. Now very pleased to be joined by the chairman of the Jordan brand advisory board and former longtime president of the Jordan brand. Larry Miller, Larry, welcome. Good to see you. Hey, Howard. Good to see you as well. Congratulations on the book. We discussed it some months ago, but now it's actually out. It's actually in my hands. I got to read it cover to cover. Congrats on that. It is compelling. It's enlightening. It's difficult. Even more so for you, having written it, but I think at times as a reader, it's it takes us down a path and you do it in a way that I think will take readers on your journey in a way that I hope will generate both empathy and understanding. So let me back up for the listeners sake and especially for those who maybe didn't read my story with you from a few months ago. You and I sat down, last September in your office to discuss this book, which was still months away from being published. So I hadn't even had a chance to read it at that time. And we published a story at that time with the headline. He rose to the highest levels of business in basketball, but with a secret, that secret, of course, is that when you were 16 years old during a period of time when you were with a gang in west Philly, you shot and killed another teenager an 18 year old named Edward David white, you served time in prison for that and for other crimes, you used your time in prison to get an education and to put you on the path to where you are today and where you've been for the last few decades. But you kept that part of your life hidden for a half century, Michael Jordan, who you worked for didn't know folks at Nike didn't know Adam silver others in the NBA didn't know. And then you decided to divulge this secret in your book and you sat down with me last fall because you wanted as I understood to kind of break the news ahead of the book so that it wouldn't leak out so that you could kind of get this piece of it out there. That story posted on October 13th and your secret was out for the world to see to process and to judge and there was certainly a lot of that that I saw. So I kind of want to pick up where you and I left off because aside from a couple of texts right after you and I have not spoken since then, what happened next for you, Larry, the story publishes on October 13th. What was that day in the days that followed like for you in terms of the response? It was rewarding and challenging. I don't put it that way. The rewarding part was there were so many people that reached out and were encouraging supportive, you know, thought that I was doing the right thing by telling my story. And then you know there were people situations where, you know, people responded negatively to it. And I think one of the things that I take full responsibility for is the fact that we didn't, we weren't able to connect with mister Weiss family before this became public. And I take full responsibility for that. We should have pushed harder. We should have looked harder. But for me, it was something I knew I had to do and I wanted to do, but I was nervous about doing it. So I probably didn't push and pursue it as hard as I should have. And you know, I take full responsibility for that and have apologized to them for that. Yeah, and I want to get into that in a minute here. Were you aware of whether it was on social media, which I am exposed way too much to in my line of work, whether it was social media or other media, some of the backlash at some of the response because people reacted in a way. Obviously, a lot of people just responded to a headliner a tweet and didn't read the story. They're like, oh, well, he should be put in jail. There's no statute of limitations, and of course they're missing the whole point that you actually did serve your time that the criminal justice system for whatever its flaws may be and however people may view it. You were convicted and served your time. So there was that response. There were a lot of people who put this in, you know, this became for a moment, at least as I saw on social media, another flashpoint in the culture war is where people on the far right were trying to make you the latest symbol of whatever is ailing our society. So there were a lot of different spins on this and backlash to it. And empathy as well, but in terms of the backlash, how much did you feel that or were you exposed to it? Did your family tell you about it? So I'm not someone who is deeply involved in social media. So I didn't read any of them in response to whether they were positive or negative. I heard about the responses I heard about people saying, you know, he's going to go to jail. I'm like, they obviously didn't read the story. But to me, you know, I guess the way I

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Embiid scores 26, leads 76ers past LeBron-less Lakers 105-87

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 d ago

Embiid scores 26, leads 76ers past LeBron-less Lakers 105-87

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A highlight from Chris Mack is OUT at Louisville!! Plus, Illinois-Michigan State and Arizona-UCLA Recaps!

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

05:42 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Chris Mack is OUT at Louisville!! Plus, Illinois-Michigan State and Arizona-UCLA Recaps!

"Another episode of the Goodman and humble podcast. I'm Jeff Goodman. He is Robbie hummel. First of all, what's his shirt bucket? Is that bucket getter? What is that shark? Bucket after what? Bucket after bucket. Okay. All right. You know, it's a little Icelandic. It's a lifestyle that you have never ever understood. I have not. No, I always back in back in the day, I was not a bucket after bucking. You were screen after screen. Screener after screen. I was a good point forward. I can actually pass the shit out of it. I'm telling you. I wouldn't have passed it to you. Everybody else. I would have given it. I would have given it to each one, juwan, whoever else, but I'm not sure I would have given you the ball. Those are good options. Options. What plush, listen, you are not in a hotel room like I had the other night in Chicago. I'll say that. You know what? That was impressive. The fact that you had a pool table in your hotel room. I am at the Detroit airport Weston. Nice hotel, actually. Good food. Yeah. Just walk to my fly after this. You know, I didn't even have time to play any pool. That's the worst part of that is I didn't even have time to do anything. I walk in when I go in and this is a hotel I stand all the time in Chicago the Marriott magnificent mile. It's on like north Michigan. And I stayed all the time. I'm in a price standing at 30 times. And I get in the other day and check in. She's like, yeah, are you okay without high floor? You know, bigger room. And I'm like, I don't even, you know, you know how we are. I'm gonna be in this room for honestly, maybe other than sleeping for 20 minutes. You know, I'm going to the Illinois game. I'm working doing some stuff for stadium the next day all day and going straight to the Illinois game and then coming back and going to sleep. So I said, yeah, whatever. Just give me whatever room. I almost said no and just like, give me a low floor. So I don't have to go up 46. What a mistake that would have been. Right? I never would have known about the pool table. So I walk in. I opened the door. And I'm like, holy shit. Like, what the only room I have ever gotten that was better than that? I once, if the cosmopolitan in Vegas got upgraded to the entire suite that is like the length of the hallway. It was actually the time to stay that I was there was when LeBron decided to go back to Cleveland. So I was there for a long period of and that one was insane. Hotels. Yeah, the Vegas hotel is the sweets. I've been in some of the aria and some of the MGM and they are just freaking awesome. I want you to tell everybody what route you took from the Marriott to champagne, Illinois. I think you might have driven an Indiana and then come back and I don't know what you're doing. I got there like did you see I arrived literally ten minutes before tip. Usually I get there an hour and a half. All of a sudden, you know, the problem was I get in the car and the Chris max shit goes crazy. And I'm like, all right, I got to work the phones, but I got to try to get to the Illinois game in time. So I just throw ways on. And my problem, my wife yells at me all the time for it. Like I'll throw a weighs on. But if I'm talking I'm on the phone, I am not paying attention to anything else. Like I run out of gas. That's what I bet you did. I bet that so to go to champagne, Chicago, the highway splits from 94 to Indiana or you have a number is but you go to Memphis. I guarantee you as you were leaving the city, you were just like right to 94 and you might not have gotten to Indiana, but that make that's probably what you did. I looked up. All I know is I looked up and this was like a half an hour after I left, maybe even 45 and it said that point. It should take about two hours and 15 minutes, right? If that, two hours and ten, two hours, 5, yeah. It's at two 45. And I'm looking down, I'm like, oh shit, I did some wrong here. You definitely did that. That's the only explanation. Man, it was but again, I was trying to figure out this whole Chris Mack situation at Louisville and you know I talked to Chris row in the week. I kind of knew something was coming down. And I've known Chris for a long time and know him well. And all signs were pointing to this, you could just tell he was kind of checked out on the team. The team was kind of checked out on him. And it was probably the best move in hindsight. I know a lot of people are gonna be like, well, he quit, kind of like Mark turgen did. He quit on his team in the middle of the year. I feel like the only thing I would say to that is, if he had kept coaching, it would have been a more miserable experience for everybody involved. The kids being the ones that I think would have suffered the most because they would have had to hear about this every single day. No single game. You know, is he gonna be fired isn't he? At least now, you know he's out. Yeah, there'll be a new coach, but these guys, most of them probably aren't ever gonna play for that new coach. They just got to finish out the year. There's enough time where they can have a decent experience under Mike McGee's the interim head coach. Yeah, it's really interesting. I look at this as a very parallel situation to church. COVID COVID heard him because they had good teams. I mean, the Jordan war team, that could have made noise. And if it does. Totally. If it does, then all of a sudden, the narrative is different. Sure, maybe it could change recruiting.

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A highlight from LeBron-less Lakers Fall to 76ers Despite Impressive Performance From Anthony Davis

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:47 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from LeBron-less Lakers Fall to 76ers Despite Impressive Performance From Anthony Davis

"You follow us there for joining us live right now from YouTube from Twitter from Facebook. Welcome in. We're going to break down the Lakers lost to the Philadelphia 76ers final score, one O 5 to 87. Gosh, not what we wanted to see out of this one, got bad news during the day today that LeBron James would be out of action for this game. Well, first we get the update that he was questionable and then Frank Vogel told us right before the game that, indeed, LeBron would be out. And so without LeBron James, the Lakers do fall Anthony Davis, nice performance, but we've got a lot of things to dive into and I see already a lot of stuff coming up here in our chat. Joining me tonight is Mark gut from Lakers nation dot com. Mark, thanks for coming on. How are you doing? Hey, I'm doing pretty good besides that game. But everything else is good. Besides the one thing that we're here to talk about, you're doing. Besides that one thing, man, this was certainly not a great, you know, we're gonna get into the specifics, but this really felt like a game where we've seen out of LeBron two, Anthony Davis was fantastic in this game. He was incredible. We've seen games where LeBron is incredible and they wind up like Will Smith and the empty room. There's nothing else around there kind of looking around going what's happening here. They weren't getting any support, Anthony Davis certainly not getting support in this game. For the rest of the team, guys could not hit shots in this one. And that was certainly frustrating to watch. I'm sure I can see it our chat. A lot of fans are frustrated that nobody seemed to be able to score. None of the other guys really stepped up to make up for LeBron being out. Yeah, I mean, look at the bitch points. They only had 21 bitch points today. And then outside of Westbrook, nobody else scored in double figures besides Westbrook and AD, obviously. So yeah, very tough night long shot 40% from the field. And then look at the three point percentage. That was really the big disparity in the game for me. My Lakers were 6 for 29 in the 60s I'm sorry. They were 13 or 35. So I mean, they weren't even that great from three either. They shot 37%, but I mean, if you shoot 20% from three, and you're getting up 29 of them, that's pretty bad. Absolutely. Absolutely. And then you look at the Lakers turnover, 17 turnovers in this game was pretty high now. I will say Philadelphia's defense was pretty good. They've got some light out there, they've got guys that were flying all over the floor. I thought their rotations were nice. Defensively, the Philadelphia 76ers look good, but part of that too was the Lakers not doing things to take advantage of opportunities that they were getting at them when they did get looks just not knocking down shots. So we're going to start breaking down some of the stats here and everything from the game. But I wanted to get into a couple of super chats before we get into the exact stat breakdown here. Let me see. I've got one right here. Matty James said, why was THT even in the game tonight? Every time he subbed off monk, Reeves or Bradley, the lineup just got worse with THT on the floor, bench him. to give a giveaway like our master lock or anything like that. I'm not saying it's going to go to him. But THT, this was not a good knife for him. In fact, he was a team worst, -23. -23 for THT in just 18 minutes. The Lakers got outscored by 23 points in the 18 minutes. Taylor Horton Tucker was on the floor tonight. 7 points, two for 8 shooting one of three from three to assist one steel. That's it. There's probably not a lot of teams around the NBA looking at this game and saying THT. Yeah, I definitely want to trade for that guy right now. Yeah, and then that's very discouraging because on a night like tonight, we don't have LeBron. You'd expect a guy like THT to step up and you know kind of fill in that role along with other guys as well. So this could have been a potential showcase game. You know, for your THT and guys like that. And that definitely was not the case. I mean, like you said, his plus minus was higher than the minutes that he played in the wrong direction. -23 only play 18 minutes. So that's definitely not a good sign. Absolutely. Definitely not. Somebody in the chat mentioned mention Mark, Malik monk also got into double figures. Yes, I guess we should note that Malik monk positions just barely by 11 points three for 13 shooting, but you know what? I think because he shot so poor, like we looked at that as not quite a great performance from him either. In fact here, let's get into some of the stats. I'm seeing the super chats come with flying in. By the way, guys, I grabbed the super chats and then when they make sense to get into them, I try to get to them, so just know if it gets past me or if you look, if it looks like it's been a little while and you think I missed it, most of the time I just grab them. I just grab them and we'll get to it in just a bit. All right, all the night the bright spot Anthony Davis 31 points for blocks 12 boards. What it says two steals, 14 at 21 shooting, even had the mid range shot working. It may be had an air ball or two in there as well. But still 14 to 21, you will take this. This was a great performance fact on the night. I thought Anthony Davis out dual joy and bead an MBA is an MVP candidate. Maybe the favorite to be the MVP this season and Anthony Davis, I thought I thought he was the best player in this game. Anthony Dave. That's how good he was. And I thought it was a nice reminder that, hey, AD, for everybody out there that was saying his return won't matter. It doesn't matter that he's back. No, he's a really, really, really good player. Like the Lakers lost by a lot tonight, but imagine how bad this would have been if Anthony Davis wasn't playing in this game. Yeah, I mean, it's good to see him get his shooting stroke back and his confidence on your second game back in. Big picture wise, this is definitely a good sign when LeBron gets back to have a guy like that that can take over a game.

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James, 1st-timers Morant, Wiggins named All-Star starters

AP News Radio

00:28 sec | 1 d ago

James, 1st-timers Morant, Wiggins named All-Star starters

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A highlight from Trade Chatter with Bobby Marks and Picking All-Stars with Kevin Pelton

The Lowe Post

05:17 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Trade Chatter with Bobby Marks and Picking All-Stars with Kevin Pelton

"And now, the low post. Welcome to the low post podcast. The first one I've done in a couple of weeks, this is a sports podcast. I sound like Brian horsing. We talk about the NBA. We do talk about the NBA. So I'm going to try to keep this as sportsy as possible. In my TV background, if you look carefully, I have a lot of books back there. I'm going to try to project that I'm a smart person. Maybe fake it, but I do have books. One of them is chicken soup for the sports fans soul. And anyone who knows me would be very surprised that I own any of the chicken soup books because I am not one for sentiment and SAP and I hate romantic comedies, love actually is terrible. I don't want to hear any rebuttal to that. And even if I have a little sentimental bone in my body, I tend to hide it and suppress it and try to act tough about it. I have chicken soup for the sports fans soul and I display it up there because of one chapter that starts on page one 31 and it's called one morning in May. And it's written by a an older woman now in her 70s who grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh and was a really, really terrible athlete as a kid. And the essay is about the dread she felt when the gym teacher would have them pick teams because she was always picked last and she was always humiliated or often humiliated by being picked last because she was just not a good athlete, like lots of people are not good athletes. And it's about the essays about that and then about something that happened to her one day when the gym teacher had them pick teams. And I'll just read you a couple paragraphs of it. However, those feelings changed 1 may morning and she's talking about those feelings of dread and humiliation. Her name was Joan, the gym teacher almost always selected her as one of the captains because she was a good player. Taller and heavier than most she had the power to hit a softball far. Stronger and more muscular than most you had the endurance to pitch to throw it to run fast. There was no doubt Joan was the star and therefore the captain. But what Jonah also demonstrated at least on that main morning that I remember was that she had courage. When Joan won the toss that morning, it meant that she was entitled to make the first selection for the team. That in turn meant that John had the opportunity to select the best player. After a little delay in looking over her possible picks in the gym teachers reminder that there wasn't much time to play John made her first selection. The first name John called out was mine. Joan chose me. And after me, she selected someone else who was also not a richly talented player. Joan, perhaps spontaneously generous, perhaps consciously sensitive. It doesn't really matter. Taught us all something about sportsmanship that day. She demonstrated a fairness and a generosity of spirit. And I'm sure Joan taught several of the girls had to be good losers because while I don't remember the score at the end of class that may morning, I have little doubt that Jones team lost. That's from chicken soup for the sports fan. So Joan is my mom, she made this book unbeknownst to her and the woman who wrote it sent it to us with the signed copy and all that stuff. My mom has been for whole life devoted to helping other people that day that she picked this woman Eleanor's her name to make her feel better. That's the kid she was and that's the adult she became. She was a social worker for many, many years and a guidance counselor before that and a teacher before that. And I have a million stories about my mom going to ridiculous lengths to help other people to pick them up at school to call pick them up for school. To call them the night before she had a whole list of people she would call troubled kids who would call the night before to make sure they were okay and that they were going to get the school the next morning and on and on and I won't belabor it. But that, again, it's a sports podcast and that's a sports story about my mom is a little kid. She a lot of people, including me, frankly, try to pick careers for reasons that are almost selfish, really. I mean, whether it's could you like because it's fun to do or this is sports. It's a joke. It's a luxury. Some people pick money, some people pick fame, whatever. My mom went the other way. She knew that she wanted to help other people and she made a job out of that. And so I wanted to share that little sports connection anyway in this book because two Saturdays ago, my mom had a really severe stroke and many people, colleagues have reached out saying where are you? Why aren't you tweeting? Why aren't you writing? And they've alerted me to tweet some other people, listeners, readers saying something going on with Zach. That's what's going on with Zach. My mom had a very severe stroke and she's in the hospital fighting really hard right now. So I just wanted to read that little essay because that is really indicative of who my mom is and I love her very, very much. And in case you were wondering, that is where I have been. I've been watching games and making trade deadline calls to the degree that I can mostly as a distraction and because it's fun to do, frankly, and it takes my mind off of it, so I have stuff to share on all star picks and trade deadline stuff, which I will get to in a second, but send some good vibes to Joan Lowe because she's a great lady and she needs them right now. And with that, let's bring in Bobby marks to talk about a

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A highlight from Latest Trade Intel and All-Star Picks

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

05:17 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Latest Trade Intel and All-Star Picks

"Hello everybody, welcome back to the NBA front office show trade season. It is upon us and we've got a lot of trade info to break down today. But first, we hit 15,000 subscribers on YouTube, so thank you to all of you who hit that subscribe button and have turned on notifications as well, the growth of this show continues to blow us away and we are so thrilled that all of you have chosen to join us and listen and watch our shows very, very thankful for all of you. Absolutely now that means that's right. That's the next goal. We always want to set that next goal, but no, thank you guys so much. And we're really appreciated the comments of folks who seem to enjoy our kind of back and forth and banter. And in those things, there's a lot of specific quotes that get pulled out. From here and people will drop them in the comments and it's soft and it's fairly deep in the show too. So that's also appreciated because we know that we don't have to watch them and we love that. So thank you to everybody. And we've got a packed show today. We get a lot of stuff to get into Jake Fisher, bleacher report, dropped a good trade notebook, I guess is the best way to put it with a bunch of rumors. And I guess the big name to start with is John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks. And the hawks are not setting all that big of an asking price for John Collins, a first round pick in a starting caliber player. That's really all they wanted. If that's the asking price. Now call it, I mean, he's got a pretty lengthy contract and everything, but this is a talented player that's not like it's not like he is overpaid based on his production what he's what he's doing out there. If this is the price, I would have to think that a lot of teams would be saying, I'll do that. Here you go. So to me, if that's really the asking price, which sounds very, very reasonable. I don't see John Collins being a hawk past the trade deadline if this is really what the hawks want. Yeah, I'm with you because I think you're getting a 2010 guy. I know that's not necessarily his averages right now, but that's what he can be. He's been right on that borderline, shooting a career high, 41% from three. This year as well on decent volume about three and a half attempts per game. So that tells me he's right there as numbers when I've had a few folks there, but his numbers are down. Well, his counting stats are down. He's not getting as many shots as minutes, at least last I checked or down just a little bit. But defensively, he's improved quite a bit, so he can really slide over and play the 5 some now. going to anchor a defense around John Collins, but if he's your third best guy, you're probably in pretty good shape with what he can bring a team. So yeah, I think teams will be really lining up. And I don't think anybody's going to be scared off by that 25 basically. It's $25 million a year contract he has during the next several years because in the latter years, that's when the cap is going to be going on anyway. So I think all of a sudden that contract is going to look even better. And that's a perfectly good number for a guy who can be a 2010 guy. So no, no issue with this contract. And I think for a lot of teams, that's a benefit because you know you have them for several years to come. Yeah, he's playing a few more minutes per game this season, but still still 17 points, 8 boards to assist over one block per game while shooting 54% from the field and 41% from three at 6 foot 9. That's a valuable player in today's NBA a guy who can be your four, maybe play some small ball 5 as well and shoot over 40% from three. That's the kind of big that a lot of teams are looking for. That's why I think that asking price for them is totally reasonable. Now, of course, if anything, if anything, it's low. I do want to throw this in though. Not all first are created equal. So if it's a first round pick and the hawks are saying, well, a first round pick, but we want it to be a pick that we think is going to be top 5. That changes the equation compared to just a first round pick in general. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. If you're talking to pick that's going to be in the late 20s, and that's enough for Atlanta well, then that starts to occur. Absurd. And everybody should be trying to do that. If you're talking to pick that's in the top ten, do you even have the ability to do that or not? And from the Atlanta side, do people probably wonder why would they want to treat him? They're trying to reset their cap sheet. That's really what this is about their expensive team. Now they're going to be even more expensive next year when Trae Young's extension kicks in. So now you're talking young capella Collins. That's all guys who are 20 to 30 plus million. Gallinari, if you don't wave them, that's 20 million. Bogdanovich is 18 19 million. And then you've got looming extensions coming for Deandre hunter and Kevin herders extension kicks in next year as well. So that's what this is about from the Atlantic side is how do we reset our cap sheet a little bit? Maybe get ourselves a little bit cheaper, and then we move on from there, knowing it's been really a kind of disappointing season. Even if they have started win recently. And by the way, we are going to be talking about all stars in our second show today. That's going to be coming out later.

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A highlight from Do League Rules Hamstring Defenders? Plus, James Harden Trade Rumors. | Real Ones

The NBA Show

00:45 sec | 1 d ago

A highlight from Do League Rules Hamstring Defenders? Plus, James Harden Trade Rumors. | Real Ones

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A highlight from Celtics point guard trade talk

Winning Plays

03:40 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Celtics point guard trade talk

"We are two weeks from the NBA trade deadline and my name is Brian rob another regular Chris forsberg NBC sports Boston because Chris today, it's the point guard discussion. You had a great piece on NBC sports Boston on Marcus smart and his future of the Celtics. I wrote something today on get a Schroeder and whether his future in Boston could potentially go a lot farther than most people anticipate. And so that's where we start today. I think honestly it's probably the biggest question for this team heading in to the trade deadline. So let's start off smart though. Let's start with your piece and where things stand after his glorious return this past week where he's what plus 72 in the last two games here. Yeah, and so like our lent that some of that is probably the strength of competition and the wizards and Sacramento Kings don't play a lot of defense. So maybe it looked a little better than just like a magical boost from Marcus's return. But it did make me think, you know, I think in both those games and I know people you can love or hate the potential assist column, but markets are 12 potential assists in each of those games. And I thought he really tried to push the pace. He tried to make the right play and especially in that king's game, he throttled down his shot attempts and was just content to play defense and feed everybody else. And that is the best version of Marcus smart. Now is that sustainable? We'll find out, you know, we'll find out pretty quick too. There's a lot of good teams coming up a lot of good offensive teams. A lot of good defensive teams, especially with Miami on the horizon. And so how did the Celtics fair? And does the offense still run good against better opponents? You know, we'll know that pretty quickly. But the one thing I keep coming back to as we've kind of assessed this trade deadline is, the Celtics aren't trading, Jayson Tatum. They're not trading jaylen Brown, and they're not trading Robert William. Barry like something completely unforeseen and some superstar becoming available all that. But, you know, so that makes Marcus smart, you're most tradable asset. You know, you haven't developed your young guys, you don't have any glitzy draft picks. So Marcus smart is probably the piece that can get you the most return. So they have to entertain every idea. But I just feel like if you're going to be a defensive minded team, if you're still not sure if this is for man core is what you're riding forward with and you maybe want a little bit more time, I guess I'd be surprised if they make a move. And I don't know if I felt that way a couple of weeks ago I probably thought maybe she's tear this thing down. It looks awful. And I don't want to let two games start to change the way I look at it, but when they have been healthy, they've been very good the numbers are good. So before we even get into Schroeder, I guess where's your head out with smart? And if I told you, so here's the part I wrestle with. And I think if I'm being honest, I think the front office is wrestling with this. If a team comes along and says, we can offer you a first round draft pick for Microsoft to at least start the conversation where you add. Are you that like it's time to move on from Marcus smart or are you on the let's see this thing a little bit further? I'm on the I mean, where's that first round pick? I guess is my next question. It's a contender, right? So it's like early 20s. We'll see that. Maybe unprotected, but this team is definitely making the playoffs. Yeah, I'm a line longer. You look at these last two games. Are you going to take the bait? You're going to take the bait from. And the numbers, as you point out in your article, of the starting 5 and the core four together with smart in those guys, they're pretty good. They're pretty damn good when you end smart to his credit in these games, really embracing the facilitator wrote not taking shots. Again, good things happening when smarts not forcing that stuff, but also you're facing two teams that are maybe playing as bad as anyone in the league right now in the

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Booker leads Suns past Jazz 105-97 for 8th straight win

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 d ago

Booker leads Suns past Jazz 105-97 for 8th straight win

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A highlight from Russell Westbrook For John Wall?, Harden Frustrated, Injury And Trade Update

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

03:18 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Russell Westbrook For John Wall?, Harden Frustrated, Injury And Trade Update

"Everybody, welcome back to the NBA front office show. We've got a lot more news to get into. I'm Trevor lane. You can follow me on Twitter at Trevor lane driven by Keith Smith, find him at Keith Smith NBA and do us a favor. We're right on the cusp of hitting 15,000 subscribers. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't done so already. Make sure you turn on notifications as well. So you get notified when we put out a new video and if you listen to the podcast version of this, follow us over at Apple podcast, Spotify, or wherever. You listen to podcasts. Keith, we've got a decent amount to get into and we kind of have to kick things off with my Lakers. Can't say I'm disappointed. No, I mean, they're making news. Well, they're making news ish I guess. One is real news. I want to kind of use. But the kind of news is probably bigger than the real news. So we should probably start there. Yeah, let's go there. So Mark Stein, who has been all over this story on his substack, gave us some info today about the John wall for Russell Westbrook trade swap. There's been quite a bit of smoke about this. He's essentially said it's on the table. It's on the table for the Lakers if they want it. It is Russell Westbrook and the 2027 first for John wall, according to Mark Stein, the Lakers say no, they don't want to part with that first round pick just to swap Russ for John wall, part of it is the optics because, well, it would look bad for them to turn around just a few months after trading a bunch of stuff to get Russell Westbrook, including Kyle Kuzma montrez harrell, a first round pick, kentavious called mo Pope, all that in order to get Russ and then have to turn around and pay a first round pick to move Russell Westbrook to send him somewhere else. It would not look good, but part of it is also, there you are not sure what they're getting in John wall. He hasn't played this season and then on top of that, there is some belief that Russ, if he's playing with AD and LeBron James, can indeed pick things up in the second half of the season as he has done historically and the Lakers, well, they haven't had those three together for most of the season either. So for all those reasons, apparently the Lakers are saying no to that deal as of this moment. Do you think is that the right move, Keith declining that given the Lakers limited trade assets? Yeah, I think so. I would not do it. It's just too hard, as you mentioned without knowing what you're getting in John wall. We haven't seen him play nearly a year when he did play last for the rockets. He was a part time player. And he wasn't really all that good. There, I can't imagine a year of relative inactivity has kept him really ready to go or anything like that. So yeah, so I think that is the right move for the Lakers to say, no, that just becomes too much. Now, where this could change, I think, because clearly I truly think Mark Stein's probably spot on with this is right now, both sides know, hey, let's revisit it. If everything goes crappy over the next two weeks or the Lakers. And they're like, we just have to do something. You may be able to get the rockets to come off that demand of getting a first round pick too. Because what could ultimately happen there is you could say, hey, you can buy him out and save however much money, where wall has held firm. He will not do a bio.

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A highlight from What Happened To The Lakers' Roster?, Stanley Johnson's Return & More

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:00 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from What Happened To The Lakers' Roster?, Stanley Johnson's Return & More

"When I broke down all the different trade options for the Lakers. I told you guys that we would be having some guests come on, some of them from within Lakers nation, some from outside, but by popular demand brought in Ron government from Lakers nation dot com here. Ron, did you know that it's by popular demand? I get a pretty decent amount of messages saying, hey, bring that run guy back on. No, I did not. I have people that ask me why I'm not on the postgame shows anymore, and I tell them, you know, I'm busy at night. Most of the time due to another job I have. So that's why I'm not in the postgame shows, but they're free to catch me on stuff like this all the time. I think it's okay that we say your other job is it's basketball that you're coaching. You're coaching basketball right now. So basketball team. So yeah, that takes up a lot of nights. So it's not like Ron is leaving us to go do something non basketball related. He's getting the coach and do some X's and O's and all that kind of stuff, which is very cool. We've got a lot to talk about today. We've got a new signing with Stanley Johnson. We need to talk about that contract. We also need to talk about the Lakers health moving forward and what this can mean for the team. Now that they are the healthiest they've been all season, but we would be remiss if we didn't kick it off with something about Kobe. And obviously most of you are probably listening to this on the 27th, which that's okay, but we're recording this on the 26th. So I want to mention this, I put this out on Twitter, Ron, it's a little bit strange, and on our last show, I finished by talking a little bit about what Kobe Bryant means to all of us, how we should all kind of remember him on this day. That sort of stuff. But the number of coincidences we've seen since Kobe and Gianna passed, and then the 7 others on that flight that helicopter flight today, as of right now, here we are, the anniversary of their passing. And the Lakers are currently in the 8th seed, and they have a record of 24 and 24. Now, that's not good. That's not necessarily something to celebrate, but what are the odds? What are the odds of that combination of things happening? The Lakers being the 8 seed and having a record of 24 and 24 on this specific day it blows me away. It's got to be astronomical. The odds against that happening. Yeah, and we talked about this a little bit before recording. And you just said it like how often these coincidences have happened in the last two years. And I keep going back to either the numbers 24 and 8 show up in basketball way more often than I realized and I didn't notice it until two years ago. Or this is just been like a really crazy string of coincidences. Remember in the playoffs in 2020, they're playing Portland. Oh yeah. And while wearing the mamba jerseys, they're up 24 to 8, they went on this crazy run to start the game and it magically ended the run ended at 24 to 8 stuff like that. Coincidental, and I don't, you know, again, maybe those two numbers just showed up in basketball all the time before 2020, and we just didn't notice because there was no real significance to it. But it does seem like it's just happening more often than it's happened before. It's certainly does and it just gives it gives that much more meaning to it. What happens when we notice it? And in a way, it kind of makes me feel a little bit better about the Lakers record, which is not good. That's not good that's not where we expected this team to be at 500. People have been commenting on Twitter saying, say, well, Kobe wouldn't be very happy about where the team's at right now. And that's totally fair. But it still feels like it's kind of cool that that's where that hopefully they go on a major run from here and there above 500 for the rest of the season and they start to look like one of the best teams in the Western Conference. Hopefully that all that happens. But as of right now, it's just feels like such a cool kind of eerie coincidence that I'm not even all that upset about it on this day. Yeah, for today, it's fine, especially because they're coming off a good win yesterday, Anthony Davis back in the lineup. You know, all that stuff, it came on a good day, right? If it had been like the Lakers were 24 and 23 and got blown out by the Orlando Magic last night, and now they're 24 and 24. It would feel more like, ugh, wow. That's not a great thing that happened to get here, but it was a good night last night for the Lakers. And so it feels more a little bit hopeful than anything. Absolutely. Absolutely. All right, we did have a signing that took place today. In fact, just about an hour ago, Stanley Jones, and I was a winner recording this. Stanley Johnson. Now with the Lakers for the remainder of the season and this is the tipping point for me. This is I already knew keeping Stanley Johnson, that's a good deal. That's a good deal for the Lakers.

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DeRozan powers Bulls to 111-105 win over Raptors

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 d ago

DeRozan powers Bulls to 111-105 win over Raptors

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Cavaliers make 19 3s in 115-99 win over champion Bucks

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 d ago

Cavaliers make 19 3s in 115-99 win over champion Bucks

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James Harden, Daryl Morey And Mimi discussed on The NBA Show

The NBA Show

06:28 min | 2 d ago

James Harden, Daryl Morey And Mimi discussed on The NBA Show

"Hello and welcome to group chat. I am just a barrier. Rob Mahoney. The cat daddy, big woz is here. How's it feel to be a father? It's amazing, honestly. We're taping this on Wednesday. I picked up Mimi from the shelter on Friday. I haven't had that's a lie. In a previous relationship we had a dog, but that was her dog. And then before that, I didn't have a pet since I was maybe 5 years old. We also had a cat named Mimi, so I decided to name the cat in remembrance of Mimi. Recipe piece me me. She probably died in some Brooklyn alleyway. That got pretty bleak. Yeah, yeah, yeah. No, the cat like man, and I'm not ashamed to put my mom on blast on the podcast man. We gotta be honest with the people. We came home and they cat had either pissed or like, you know, did his business everywhere or somehow messed up the house. We had come back from some family party and my mom's just put it out. It was just like, all right, you're homeless now. And back in those days in New York like the stray cat population was like incredible, right? So like that wasn't nothing. It was just like, all right, back where you came from when you came. And yeah, Mimi was out on the street. So I'll never forget that day. But yeah, this cat will be with me for the next, you know, 15, 18, however many years, Mimi lives. That's what we like to hear. And in the meantime, I look forward to the letters from PETA about your mom's cat treatment. Me me too. Better new and improved. That's your better stronger, better taking care of underwater care. Right. Well, congrats on being a father. Thank you. Welcome to the team. All right, today we're going to get into some all star picks later in the episode because believe it or not that it happens, the starters are being announced on Thursday tomorrow when we're recording and the reserves the following week. You wouldn't know that because everybody gets their picks out pretty much on January 1st, but we're doing a little counter programming and doing it closer to the actual announcements. But first, we need to talk about some news burbling out there with two of the higher profile teams in the league, including two people who played last night against each other Lakers in the nets. I want to start with James Harden here because that seems like the one that has more ripple effects or at least long-term implications here. So it seems like based on the reports out there that Philly has set its eyes on James Harden again, Daryl morey is beckoning him back to the bosom. I guess was like, what do you think about the whole pursuit of James Harden? Do you buy it? Do you think this is a solution to their bed and Simmons problem? Wait, beckoning back to the bosom. We're just gonna let that fly. James Harden, feeding on Daryl morey's tit. That's an amazing visual. That's gonna be the art for this podcast post. Look, what I would say is like many things that we see in the media specifically, you know, it's a leverage play on the part of the sixers with other teams. It's like, don't play with us with your weak ass trade proposals. Shoot, we can wait this out till James Harden. We hear he's really sweet on us. We hear he's tired of Kyrie's diva, non vaccinated ass. We here, he doesn't really like being in Brooklyn that much. We're in our kinds of things. We can wait you guys out, right? And I think that's the signal, especially, you know, with Daryl morey being so let's say media savvy or just straight up having freaking friends in the media. You know, which I don't think is a crime, you know? I'm not surprised when these kinds of things come out. I don't know that it's anything more than the sixers basically telling teams, you need to have a proper offer ready if you want Ben Simmons because we can get a superstar in the off season possibly maybe who knows. Yeah, I think the tell here is all of the Intel that's coming out around the 6 year situation and harden specifically. It both articulates the fact that the sixers do genuinely, I think, want James Harden. They want to show James Harden their interest in this big public way. That's item one. Two, as waz is saying, it helps their leverage by trying to extend this thing by telling these other teams and broadcasting to them that they need to be more serious in their offers. And item three, it's broadcasting to Ben Simmons that, look, we're still willing to play a longer game with this, even though you've already sat out this many games like that tic-tac-toe of all benefiting the sixers. I think probably hints at where some of this information is coming from. I want to hit on that first part, though, because we could talk about maybe some of the sixers other options. If this is indeed just a leverage play to get the kings or the hawks involved more. Would you if you were Daryl morey and you have well embiid playing at an MVP level and that's not even hyperbole anymore. I think he might be the FrontRunner for MVP, if not in the top two or three, especially after games like last night where he dropped four to two points and basically just came back on a spunky pelicans team all of a sudden. Would you want James Harden going to be 33 years old next season still struggling to find his way, particularly with the referees to the point where he was complaining about them the other day, still a couple of months into the season, what you want him rob specifically to pair with a guy like a bead. I mean, he's still pretty awesome. He's still hanging triple doubles on teams. He's still dominating in one on one situations. Certainly relative to what we saw earlier in the season. He just looks healthier. He looks more explosive. He looks more capable. I don't think he's the perfect fit. And I say that for a couple of reasons. One, he's obviously a guy who needs the ball in his hands. But beyond that, he's a guy who teams don't even really guard to catch and shoot because he doesn't want to catch and shoot. So when you kick out to him, if you're Joel embiid kicking out to James Harden on one of your post stubs, James is going to catch it and jab step and then dribble and then do some stuff with the ball.

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A highlight from Anthony Davis Is Back! NBA LIVE SHOW

BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast

04:22 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Anthony Davis Is Back! NBA LIVE SHOW

"Does Anthony Davis fix the Lakers? Was grace now and punished enough. Will the sixers waste a year of embiid's prime? The only question left is, say it with me, you win. Hey, sports fans, coach Nicki here, and welcome to the bee ball breakdown live show, as always coming at you, I guess not always with Tuesdays. We're trying this out at 5 ish Pacific time 8 ish eastern. As always, I'm joined by Andrew combo setup Andrew. How's it go my man? All is well. How are you coaching it? I'm doing well. I'm doing well. I just kind of like trying to keep organized here, keep my head down, you know, trying to figure out what's going on with Anthony Davis. Figure out grace now and I was a little cheeky today on Twitter with grace and Allen and I had a muted new touch tweet in that conversation didn't go over so well because I don't know I was having lunch with a buddy of mine and we were just kind of, you know, we were always talking about NBA and cracking wise. And he was his idea, I thought it was a good tweet. I said, you know, we should grace and Allen should be suspended for the exact same number of games as Anthony as Alex Caruso is out injured with his broken wrist or whatever. Let's just say people in Wisconsin were not so happy with that, that take it all. Do you feel that should matter, the result of a foul? Okay. Penalty. So, okay, now, of course, you could have asked me that before I set the tweet out because right. What if the guy does that? It's equally dirty, but nothing happens to him like we saw with somebody else, which we'll talk about in a second. Right, you can't base it on what the injury is. But I do think it was ridiculous. I do think that the grace now ended up doing at the end with so much more of an attempt to look like hurt him that just seemed like something needs to be done. And granted, one game suspension is probably fine. But there just seems to be a little bit of a history here with him. And so you have to wonder, you know, and I'm not talking about, hey, be cool, man. Don't play hard. You know, we're just talking about you have to be much smarter than that. the tweet I had released a couple nights ago about LeBron and his play on with jaylen suggs going up in the air? Tell me more. So Jalen sucks goes up two feet and was gonna just posterize them, Taylor Horton Tucker comes over from the weak side and gets up with them. And all sorts of contact in the head and neck chest area. So it looks awful. I don't know how he got up from that. But he lands all like prone way up and he's, you know, he can really get up. So when I looked at it again, as the replay, what you see is LeBron underneath, give him a shove. While he is completely up in the air completely exposed. So I pointed this out. And I kind of pointed out, not necessarily to roast LeBron specifically. It didn't really necessarily matter who it was. I pointed it out 'cause I wanted to make sure people understand whatever whatever level you're playing at, that's bad. You can not afford to show somebody, even if it's light while they're in midair. And that was the beginning when I thought would be good. And it got around people responded to it, but you know, it's troubling. Are you familiar with that? If you're being in the air and getting some kind of contact, I think really cause having it. It's the worst. It usually happens with players that can't really play basketball. You know, players that actually play basketball. They're not gonna do that to you for the most part. If you're especially if you're in front of them, they'll never push you all in the air. It's a code, you know, and you know not to do things like that. Right. You know, it kind of weird. Here's a story from my past. The first coaching job I had was at my old grammar school. And I went back there at, you know, right out of college and, you know, I didn't know anybody there, the coach was not the same at all. It was just some PE teacher who was a real annoying, whatever. Ben, if you're out there, you were an awful coach in a really annoying person. And just kind of like, he was a guy who probably played a little bit of basketball but had no idea about the game. And I'm coming in there. You know, I was helping. I was volunteering. I had just spent a couple of years at a D one program, learning how to coach. But I remember the point guard on our team gets stripped of the half court. So the other kids going down is going to lay it in and I hear the coach next to me the head coach next to me scream out follow him and I mean, he's behind him completely, right?

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Curry and Warriors rout Mavericks 130-92

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 d ago

Curry and Warriors rout Mavericks 130-92

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A highlight from Ben Simmons/James Harden Idea? Chris Mack Out at Louisville; NBA Draft News/Notes on Shaedon Sharpe, Auburn, OTE, G League Ignite

Game Theory Podcast

04:02 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Ben Simmons/James Harden Idea? Chris Mack Out at Louisville; NBA Draft News/Notes on Shaedon Sharpe, Auburn, OTE, G League Ignite

"It is that time of the week to talk with our good friend, Matt penny. What up Ben? How are we living out there? You look great. I commented pre show, but you got a haircut. You got some color. You look like an Australian native right now. Look great. Well, it's funny, like I got a haircut and I feel like somehow I look like I'm balding less. So that's always nice just because of the way the hair lies. If that's what you take out of it. I don't see that, but that makes me feel better. So one for you. You know, that's the goal. Just always make yourself feel a little bit better after that haircut. You gotta do it. Self care. Yeah, it's funny. Like I let my hair get long and people will ask like, why don't you just get a haircut? And it's like, I don't take good care of myself. Like what do you want me to say? How long do we go here for haircuts? I'm a two, three weeks guy. I tried to keep a little foot on the side. Penny like, I'd probably gone two months since I'd gotten a haircut. Yeah. Too. I grow like a helmet on top of my head and when I was a senior 5th year senior at UMass, we kind of had a dirty man competition. Who could grow their hair the longest and mine just grew kind of like a weird patterns and shapes. I think I won, but I don't know if I really won because it looked bad. Also incredible. You look back at the photos now, it's like, what was I thinking? I knew exactly what I was thinking. But is this prior to you meeting your current wife? I actually, we got knocked out on NXT finals late late March early April. I think I got a haircut like the next day. I met her like three weeks later. So it was. There's a trademark. A weird hair and a word tall sock. That was my and I got very excited at the end of the bench. Those are my tells. Those are my go to moves. What a bit. I love it. Okay. So we have a lot of topics here to talk about. We're going to start real quick on this report about the Ben Simmons, James Harden, rumors that are happening. Then we're going to go to shade and sharp and that report which is interesting. Kyle Tucker and I wrote a very detailed thing over at the athletic kind of explaining the situation about it. And then we're going to talk about hashtag penny field trip. So Matt penny over the weekend, took a little trip across Kentucky auburn. He went to the G league ignite game against the college park skyhawks and he went down to scout the OTE kids. So hashtag penny field trip, we're going to make a thing. So go to Twitter dot com and tag him and say hashtag penny field trip. We'll have plenty of rousing responses. I'm sure. We are then going to go to mailbag, prospects of the week, new segment, what random movie did Sam find on TV this week while in Australia trying to find sports on TV? And then we're going to talk about yellow jackets. Okay. So big show. Let's start with Ben Simmons, James Harden thing. Which I find interesting for a number of reasons. How much of this is posturing look? We're like two weeks out from the deadline and I think that a lot of what we've seen over the last few days is team saying, hey, we don't love the offers, yet we would like guys to come forward with their best offer within the next two weeks. Like Houston was the prime example of this like R. Kelly eco at the website reported that Houston is threatening to keep Eric Gordon. And it's just like, why? He has two years left on his theoretically three if they want to keep him for that third year because his contract is non guaranteed for the third year. But you're not competing for a title next year. This is the highest stock is ever going to be Eric Gordon's a player that generally has some real injury concerns. So like why, what are we doing here?

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A highlight from Lakers Pick Up Win Over Nets As Anthony Davis Returns, LeBron Puts On A Show

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:29 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Lakers Pick Up Win Over Nets As Anthony Davis Returns, LeBron Puts On A Show

"Your Lakers just picked up a nice road win over the Brooklyn Nets 106 to 96 Anthony Davis, back in action. We'll talk about that. What we saw from him, LeBron James have a game. He had an incredible performance tonight, looked fantastic, energized on both ends of the floor. Got a lot to break down with him, Russell Westbrook. Had some turnover issues, but also made some really nice plays as well and Malik monk. The guy coming off the bench for the Lakers lot to get into from this one. So if you're coming in live from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome in. We're going to be taking your questions and comments throughout the night. Joining me. Sean Davis, Sean, how are you doing? Subtree, great wins, and I and yes, 80 is back, and I am happy. Let's go. Big one. Yeah, AD coming back was a big, big help for the Lakers in this one. And we're going to talk about it because if you look at his stat line, you just go, okay, whatever like 8 points, couple of boards, right? But he actually made a really big difference in the defensive end of the floor and we're going to talk all about that, but let's start with LeBron James. 14 of 21 shooting, two of 8 from three, 7 board 6s has three steals, two blocks, 33 points. My goodness, is there anything LeBron can't do? He was absolutely phenomenal, including making the big play he's got a couple of steals back to back that led to breakout dunks for LeBron to really put the game away. LeBron, I mean, let's just let's spoil it early, not like anybody didn't know this, the 360 award. The first time in a while that we actually had all three players three 6 and zero Davis LeBron and Westbrook and it's clearly LeBron James getting the award tonight. Yeah, I don't think we should have to build some suspense. It's LeBron. By the way, those two back to back dongs the first one was because they blitzed it. And yes, so kind of got some of the Frank mogul of old in terms of defense in this one, especially that small ball line of LeBron, the 5, but man, yeah, Goodwin, LeBron 360, no doubt. Easy decision on that one for LeBron James, loved what we saw out of him. And I mean, we look at the box that the box scored and we think offense, LeBron was great on the offensive. I had made some big shots for the Lakers, but I really loved the defensive energy. We've been saying this since the day LeBron walked in the door, that what winds up happening with the Lakers energy wise is that they go as LeBron goes. LeBron is up and he's making the extra effort and he's flying across the floor, everybody else does too because who are you if you're just a rotation guy to not put in the effort that a 37 year old LeBron James is putting in who's in the in the conversation for the greatest of all time. And so when LeBron really is going on the defensive end, everybody else does too. And that's what we saw from the Lakers. And some of that might be some, you know, a little extra electricity in the air from Anthony Davis coming back, but LeBron was really noticeably flying all over the place. His clothes outs were on point and I think that got other guys locked in and engaged to. So from a defensive standpoint, well, it was far from perfect. I like the energy that we saw from the Lakers in this one. Oh yeah, absolutely. LeBron was locked in defensively, Anthony Davis's return. Obviously, I think we had kids like it's quite a lot of energy. And yeah, they were really active defensively. And yes, the only Johnson got those two fouls, and he probably won't get any 6 man, not 6 man. Next man up recognition, but I want to give him a special shout out 'cause he played his butt off tonight. Being the primary defender on James Harden throughout key structures in this game. So I just want to give Stanley Johnson a bit of a shout out in this one. Especially given that he picked up two very quick fouls in this game, Stanley Johnson did, and I'm grabbing some super chats as they're coming through here guys. But Stanley Johnson picked up two quick fouls, finished with two fouls. Now part of that was because in the second quarter, he was shying away from contact to the point where he was allowing people to score, but overall I thought Stanley Johnson knowing that his job was just to try to stay in front of James Harden. Just bother him as much as you can. Thought he did find James Harden, by the way, still had an excellent performance triple double, 33 points, 12 boards, 11 assists, two steals for him. He was great in this one, 11 for 24 shooting. I'll get to the free throws to fouls in a little bit because I don't want to go to negative yet. We're still happy over a Lakers win, Stanley Johnson. I liked what we saw out of him tonight.

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James has 33, Lakers beat Nets 106-96 in Davis' return

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 d ago

James has 33, Lakers beat Nets 106-96 in Davis' return

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A highlight from James Harden Leaving Nets? Simmons Involved, Jerami Grant Update, Hawks Moving John Collins?

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

05:01 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from James Harden Leaving Nets? Simmons Involved, Jerami Grant Update, Hawks Moving John Collins?

"Hello everybody, welcome into the NBA front of the show a lot more NBA news to break down. We've got rumors and all sorts of things to dive into as the trade deadline does get closer and closer. I'm Trevor lane. You can find me on Twitter at Trevor underscore lane on Instagram at Trevor lane NBA, joined by Keith Smith, rocking the Celtics green today at Keith Smith and BA Keith. Before we get into everything, we had a little apparent mishap yesterday that neither one of us knew anything about. And I don't even know how do we even describe this. There was a gate an audience called anomaly. I went right to it. You were trying to be nice and be professional and I went right to fart game. You went fart gate. I went audio anomaly. But in any event, so yesterday, we had people mentioning this in the comments from yesterday's show, our Western Conference show that it sounds like somebody was having some digestive issues at a certain point in our show. I've never had this come up before and obviously neither one of us heard it live because neither one of us is mature enough to hear that live and not comment on it and not a 100% of it. That's how I know it wasn't a part of one of the called an hour. We would have laughed about it like children. Because when I heard it, I laughed at the child, and I was like, what is that? The only thing I could think of is at that moment, if you're watching the video, I was fidgeting with some stuff on my desk here and I've got this like this screen that sits right behind my mic. All I can think is I must have moved that and it slid in a certain way on my table or something like that. In any event, we'll see if it happens again today, but you know what, the random stuff that occurs when you're recording in sort of a quasi live setting like we are and we're not going to go back and rewatch the entire show before we put it out there. You never know. Sometimes crazy stuff happens. Absolutely. That's how you guys know you get kind of unfiltered there. There's not a lot of editing going on here because we try to purposely not curse a lot and things like that because we want to keep it fairly clean, but yeah, you're getting basically the same live cut that you would if you were sitting there watching them while we record. don't do a lot of editing unless something really gets butchered badly and fart neither one of us heard would not make the list there. So yeah, off we go. Off we go. Off we go. All right, let's get into today's news. By the way, this was a sneaky way to just boost the numbers for our last show because now anybody who didn't watch is going to go back and they're going to be looking for that. But in any event, we're going to talk about James Harden. James Harden. We're not going to make it through this show. No. James Harden. It's open to leaving the nets. Oh my goodness. He is apparently according to Jake Fisher, bleacher report, open to leaving the Brooklyn Nets. This off season and that's part of what's feeling this whole speculation that the 76ers may really just let the trade deadline come and go say sorry Ben Simmons. Sit on the sideline for the rest of the season and then try to use him in a sign and trade for harden. This off season. So I think this does give us a little bit more legitimacy to the idea that the 76ers might really not be bluffing here might really be okay with letting the trade deadline come and go with no Simmons trade. But I also think it's interesting that James Harden isn't exactly happy in Brooklyn when this is the team he picked. We talked about this yesterday. He had the opportunity to either go to the 76ers or to the nets. He picked the nets and now he's perhaps to some degree, regretting his decision. So what do we make of this? Sure, yeah. I think the main thing is that there's this is another one of those one. There's this much smoke. There's bound to be at least a small fire somewhere they have to look at. And see, where is this going? And I think that there is a chance that maybe James Harden isn't as drilled in Brooklyn a couple of things that Jake Fisher called out and some others have, I don't know if they've been quite as direct as Jake was and his article, I think they've more alluded to it, but he feels a lot of pressure with Kevin Durant and carry Irving only able to play in road games. That he's going to really carry the team. It's kind of thrown him back to his Houston days. There's a lot of thought of. He's just in general, not happy with Kyrie Irving, not playing in the road games and doing what he needed to do to be eligible for those. There was also a thought turn out there that he really kind of likes the idea of playing with Joel embiid, who would be the best big he's ever played with, which that's not saying a whole lot because it's Joel embiid he'd be the best big a whole lot of guys have ever played with in the league today. Yeah, there's a handful that maybe have played with better big men, but he's one of the best in the game right now. So

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A highlight from A.D. Won't Save L.A. & Harden Sours On Brooklyn

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:30 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from A.D. Won't Save L.A. & Harden Sours On Brooklyn

"And Howard back. It's a whole new level for you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA 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. Welcome back, crossover, NBA podcast, Chris Maddox, and Howard Beck, what's happening back? You know, I'm just trying to calm myself down from all the excitement about the new format for the rising stars challenge at all star weekend. I was gonna ask you about that. The new format that will include four players from the G league ignite as the NBA tries to incentivize young players to sign with the ignite facing competition. I don't know, like every time I see some tweaked to the All-Star Game, I just kind of shrug it. The All-Star Game is what it is. Like it's not going anywhere because the ratings are still too good for a network like ESPN or Turner to want to walk away from it. It's also not going to measurably improve because you add incentives to it. It's just not. You're going to get in the game itself, you're going to get three and a half quarters of really bad basketball, and if the game's close at the end, you'll have guys step up and try to win it. But there's really nothing that's going to change any of that. No. And the same goes for the rising stars challenge what we used to call The Rookie sophomore game, which is on Friday night and all star Friday night is. You know, dismal to sometimes remotely possibly slightly entertaining. I mean, the celebrity game, the rising stars game. I don't mind the NBA innovating on something like this because Friday night in particular is not a must watch event. The Sunday game will always get its share of viewers and Saturday night certainly because you never know what year you might get a spectacular dunk contest, Aaron Gordon versus Zach lavine kind of thing, but that's once every four or 5 years and then the other years tend to be duds. But, you know, the showcase of all star weekend kind of sells itself. I think for guys like you and I have just seen way too many of these, it's all a little old hat. So I don't mind. Like I don't mind the NBA messing with, especially The Rookie sophomore game, which every few years they try to do something. You might as well. And bringing the G league guys, I don't know if it does much for the fans. It certainly does to your point, raise the profile of those G league ignite players, which, yes, is an extra incentive for them to go to the G league instead of over time elite or somewhere else. So, you know, maybe I'll watch this time. I can't remember the last time I turned on the Friday night all star stuff. I haven't either. One thing I campaigned on for years now as a way to make all star weekend better is to eliminate the skills challenge and make a king of the court contest because if there's one thing that can get NBA players motivated to participate, it's the title of being the best one on one player in the league. I mean, this is a one on one league hour where everything eventually devolves to isolation at the end of games and you want to be known as the best one on one player. You're never gonna get LeBron in a dunk contest or really any high profile guys in a dunk contest anymore. You might be able to lure them the Lebrons, the durants, the, you know, all the top guys, Giannis, into a king of the court competition. So I'd like to see that added to the mix. That would be fun. I mean, I tend to think, I don't know. It's an interesting question because the guys who should be the greatest dunkers among the stars consistently turned down the dunk contest, right? I would worry on some level, maybe this would be like that where you and I might want to see Durant and harden go at each other or curry and Chris Paul or whatever else. Like, you know, get any number of incredible scorers somewhere from the top 20, however many you get and have them go at it. I wonder how many would risk, you know, just as they think the dunk contest is a risk to them, what if I don't win? What if I screw up a dunk, whatever? How does that affect my image? Is it going to be the same thing with a king of the court? Kind of competition. But it's worth a shot. I mean, I like it. I like the idea of it. I mean, listen, I would certainly want to watch that much more than I watch these skills competition, which I don't actually watch. No, it's I think blowing a dunk contest, it probably makes players feel a little worse losing king of the court. I feel like and if you're faced off if hardens faced off against Durant in a king of the court competition, like, this guy's gonna play hard. And it's gonna be a moment that you'll if you can get them to do it. If you can get them to it. I think you might. I think you might. Maybe not the first year, but I think as time goes on if you are labeling this player as the best one on one player in the league, courtesy of winning a king of the court competition at all star, I think they might actually do it. All right, let's talk about things going on right now. As we record this on Tuesday afternoon, Anthony Davis is just hours away from returning to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup. Davis has been gone for about a month in that time the Lakers have not played particularly well. So we'll ask you this Howard before I give my take on it. Do you think Anthony Davis and his return

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A highlight from Duke Dudes Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin

The NBA Show

06:52 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Duke Dudes Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin

"Basketball is very good and it's a beautiful day every day is a beautiful day to talk about basketball, especially when I'm joined by my co host, Jonathan sharks, John, how you doing, bud? I'm feeling good. I'm excited. You look good. You got your little fidget thing there. You're squeezing John's a big fidgeter. We've talked about in the past. He kind of has like the poker players visit their chips. He has to have like a stress ball. Has that been? Is that like lifelong for you? There was a phase where I had the fidget spinners and I had a phase where I had playing cards, and I had this thing. Oh, I loved them. I had like ten of them, man. Are you kidding me? Yeah, we were at the G league showcase in sharks was just sitting on the sideline with this like rubber football just squeezing it. So he just has a lot of pent up energy. Anyway yeah, here's the thing. If you're at popping, that's me popping a Steve explicitly told you not to do that. And you just did it and defiance of him. And he's going to be mad. We can't upset you. Folks, my name is Jay Kyle Mann, saint folks a lot today, but this is a show called upside high where we zero in on the youth movement in basketball, specifically young players in the NBA and players heading into the NBA, we want to talk today about a player, maybe a little bit about the team, probably going to be more player focused here, but somebody coming into the draft that is going to be a mega focus, I think, as we sort of figure out who's going to go first, who's going to be at the top, the most important players here. And that is Paolo Ben Caro from duke. And if you don't know, let's give sort of like a bio quick jogger for people because you didn't be alive for that last time. Let's start with the small and we'll go to the big. You know, we'll do the pyramid here. So palo binary, a lot of talk about how to pronounce his name apparently it is Ben Caro. 6 foot ten, would you say I describe him as a big forward? I'm not sure he's a true 6 ten, we could talk more about that plays for duke. How would you what would be the elevator pitch for palo banqueros game in your opinion? You've been really studying him lately, charts. Yeah, I would say, I mean, the thing to start with is like picture Carmelo Anthony, then picture him like on a 12 month football strength and conditioning program, where he just like jacked up. Like, he is like a palo, was like a hulk like physique almost. He's 6, ten, two 50. He's this weird hybrid, where he has the she's a true perimeter player. Like he has handles a pull up jumper. He crosses guys up. He has spin moves. We're talking about he loves the rip through stutter move. Like he's got the whole bag. But he has the size of a center, so he's like somewhere between Julius Randle and Carmelo Anthony. That's probably the easiest way to pinpoint him on like a map of basketball players. Yeah, and physically, son of a we were talking about this yesterday. I always enjoy doing this detective work, son of a football player who played at the University of Washington where he met his Paolo's mom, Rhonda Smith, who was drafted into the WNBA, the all time leading score at Washington, so a football player marrying a basketball player. And we have Paolo now. Italian descent. It's going to be interesting to see if he plays, do you think he'll play with Nico, manion for Italy? I'd love to see that. So I was cracking me up. I was doing this research. His dad's name is Mario ban Caro. And I'm like, how is a guy named Mario banquero playing D one football? It doesn't even make sense to me, but it's just because Paolo, I think his grandparents are his great big grandparents and graded from Italy to Washington and Paolo's dad growing up worked at his dad's butcher shop. So I was like, this guy is his Italian as it gets. I just imagine a big hulking dude, but yeah, you're right. Paolo has really impressive physical tools. He doesn't like strike me like he doesn't seem enormous, but he he's another one of those players. He has such a fluidity for his size that sometimes it can be hard for your brain to your reptile brain. You know, when you just quickly size people up, the way they move. And I've talked about that a lot. I mean, that's a necessary thing for big guys who want to play on the perimeter. You talked about his game a little bit. I think that's interesting. And at the top of the draft, we've got some we've got two guys that are pretty comparable. You know, we talked a lot about jabari Smith, I can't remember his last week of the week before, but jabari floor spacer, big guy with a lot of skills. What do you think the thinking would be if someone was to say, I have Paolo ahead of jabari? Because I was telling you, I feel like this draft is kind of tracing some philosophical fault lines for people. What you value around about way to say, what do you think the pitch is for taking Paolo over jabari? Well, I mean, it's pretty simple as Paolo can score easier than jabari. Like there's just no question. If you add those guys play one on one, Paolo would beat him, I think pretty handily. Why do you think that is? Like, jabari is a pull up shooter. Like, it's weird because sometimes the guy like Paolo, you think, oh, he's an inside outside guy. But he's really an inside guy who can go outside. Jabari is an outside guy who goes inside sometimes. So jabari is a guy. He wants to raise up and shoot more often than not. Paolo, he's trying to get to the rim. He's trying to go downhill. He's trying to get two feet from the basket and score. Use so what Paolo has over jabari. He has this size. So when Paolo shoots a jumper, he's almost bailing out the defense. So it's like, I'm not gonna do that. I'm bigger than you. You can't stop me from going to the basket. So that's what I'm gonna do. Jabari does not get to the basket as easy as Paolo. That would be the big difference between them in terms of Paolo's strength over jabari. And I also remember for you, I think that can help out with this. So I have a piece on Paolo, it'll probably come out sometime this week. Never really know what the editor is how they want to do things. And I think the key to understand about him, I compared Paolo to all of the one and done wings from duke over the last decade. So there's four guys, so that's jabari Parker, Jayson Tatum. Three fours. RJ Barrett. Yeah. You're 6, 6, 6, 7, 6, 8, one and done wings. And we look at their numbers that really stands out is Paolo is way more efficient than all of them. So this season Paolo is shooting 56% from two point range. None of the other guys shot above 52. So Paolo shooting ten points higher than Brandon Ingram from two point range. And it makes sense when you break down his numbers further because Paul don't shoot a ton of jumpers.

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Booker, Paul lead Suns past depleted Jazz, 115-109

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 3 d ago

Booker, Paul lead Suns past depleted Jazz, 115-109

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A highlight from Celtics Lack Chemistry + Is Grayson Allen Dirty?

Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

03:21 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Celtics Lack Chemistry + Is Grayson Allen Dirty?

"Is the bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman podcast. NBA, some college, little bit of everything. You know what can I say, but it wasn't gonna happen here with him. I was okay with it because it wasn't about talent I didn't think. All right, let's get right to it. Bob Ryan is back from transit. It's transient Jeff Goodman, told transit, which is somewhere in Kentucky. I drove by there in the preseason. It's right in Lexington, right, bob? Downtown Lexington. It's right there. Stump stuff from downtown. It's a nice little neighborhood. It's a nice compact campus campuses. It's campuses. I mean, it just, you know, you want a picture of a college campus put in a picture of transit. And that's what it's called. Transcend everybody, even within and without the community, it's known as transient, Transylvania university, which is the oldest university west of Allegheny's, you know, founded in 1780, got a very interesting history, an amazing collection of alumni of the team, though, but bob has the team. So so they were 8 and 5 when I saw them. They lost in the first place team in the heartland conference Hanover, they were behind 17 to one to start and they dumped themselves out of the hole and I got it down to about did you give did you go on the court and give like an inspirational speech to them when they were down to 17 months? I was the color man on the stream streaming broadcast, however. Oh, we got to get a hold of that. We got to get a hold of that. Especially when they were down 17 to one, right? What was bob saying then? Well, you know, I was trying to be nice, you know. You know, it's a long game. You know, they gave me a little I don't know, that's right. Bob, this was Jim 203. Do you have two O three, Jeff? Here we go. He counts the twos and AIA's. Of course I do. It doesn't matter. It's a venue for college basketball. That's two new ones this year. I got the second time. The new gym that high point, the Cobain center, which is fabulously over the top almost. And you got to come to Gonzaga with me. Next year. I love you. I know. Why didn't you do that? I was out there this year. I was telling Gary, you know, he's asking me about where I haven't been. I said, I really got most of the iconic places. The one great iconic place that I don't have is Oklahoma state, the ibi the gallery, but I still want to go there. But Gonzaga, you've sold me. Have you been to Lubbock? Have you ever been to a Lubbock? No. I may go, I may go this weekend. Texas, Chris beard goes back to Texas tech. It's going to be one of the best slash worst environments you've ever seen because they despise him when you leave Texas tech to go to Texas. I mean, they absolutely hate him, even though he took him to a national title game. I know what you're gonna be a pod. Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman make a road trip. You have to document it. You got to make it into a SnapChat or something. I don't know how to do stuff yet, and I know bob. We'll leave a SnapChat into a ten year old we'll put it together for you. Coach Belichick would call it snap face. Snap face. Exactly. Okay, guys, here we go, the Ryan

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A highlight from Lakers' Trade Market

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:01 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Lakers' Trade Market

"We are going to be breaking down the Lakers and their situation heading into the NBA trade deadlines coming up. February 10th, so I'm going to devote a lot of this show to trade talk discussions of where things are at. But before we get into that, you might be a little bit confused right now. You see, typically, when we do the Lakers J dot com podcast, it comes at you in the form of our live postgame show, which is kind of how things have just naturally evolved over the years. I've been doing this podcast for a long time now. 5 plus, maybe 6 years? At this point, which is crazy, blows my mind. I'm gonna have to go back and look and see exactly how long it's really been that I've been doing this show, but one of the things that the show was kind of evolved into is sort of a question answer session with fans after games, which is great. It's a lot of fun, by the way, a great reason for you to subscribe to the Lakers nation dot com YouTube channel. If you're not doing so already if you're listening to the podcast version of this right now, if you're on Apple podcast, Spotify wherever we certainly appreciate you following us there, but also subscribe to the YouTube channel. Turn on notifications. That way you get notified as soon as we go live and we do that after every single game, we go live and we talk through everything that just happened in the game. We celebrate wins and of course we also comfort each other during losses. Sometimes it turns into a giant like group therapy session where people get to come in and vent a little bit and by the end we usually feel a bit better about our Lakers. We break down rumors and news. All sorts of stuff, but it also involves a lot of fans directly asking us questions via the chat and so we get to get into a lot of their topics, but it's also very quick. We hit topics quickly and then we move on because that's just the pace of the show. And we kind of lost the longer form podcast. True podcast style show. And so that's something that we're bringing back here. And so happy to say that you're going to be getting more podcasts. That's the bottom line here. Doesn't mean that anything is going away. Everything's staying the same. In fact, all you're getting is more Lakers content. Obviously I'm putting this out on the YouTube channel as well, but this will also be going out of course as a podcast on Spotify, Apple, podcast everywhere, that you can listen to podcasts. I'm going to be bringing on a lot of different guests and things like that. People from the Lakers nation dot com staff. Of course you think about Ron gutterman, Matt the optimist Peralta. Everybody else Chris the masterpiece masters, all the people that you love to see on here, but we're also going to have some people coming in from outside as well outside the Lakers nation dot com staff will have some surprise guests, but I thought they kind of re kicked this off. We would start. Well, the way the show originally started solo, just me. In fact, this is how the Lakers nation podcast originally came into existence. It was just me doing a solo show. I was wrapping up games and I was literally talking into my phone. Didn't have a microphone or anything like that. Just talking into my phone. That was the earliest iteration of the Lakers nation dot com podcast and it's terrible. I think I think that I have scrubbed all proof of its existence from the Internet at this point. At least I'm hoping. At least I'm hoping. But in any event, solo show today, I'm going to break down a number of different topics, including the Lakers and their trade situation. I do want to get into the mindset going into the trade deadline, which is coming up February 10th, because I think this is important from the fan perspective. But before I get to that, we got to talk a little bit about the news. And that's Anthony Davis. This is the big story, of course. Anthony Davis we're expecting him back against the Brooklyn Nets. It's tomorrow or you're probably watching this tomorrow, which means it'll be tonight as it were. Against the Brooklyn Nets, Anthony Davis have been upgraded to probable. What does this really mean from the Lakers? I've seen the national discourse a little bit talking about does this even matter for the Lakers? Does this even matter that Anthony Davis is coming back? Is this actually going to help the Lakers? Are you kidding me? Does this even matter that Anthony Davis is coming back? I don't know. The guy's just scoring 23 points ten

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Love, Garland help Cavaliers hold off Knicks 95-93

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 4 d ago

Love, Garland help Cavaliers hold off Knicks 95-93

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