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Adam Silver Says Play-in Tournament Expected to Stay
"What are your thoughts on the NBA player playing tournament to keep it or scrap it? Keep it. I loved it. Made the last 10 12 games of the season. You know so many more teams. So many more fan bases were emotionally invested, You know, from 6789 10 11 12 seeds, so I loved it, And I know some of the players didn't Sorry to hear about it. If you don't like it come to, you know, go find another line of work because it was outstanding for the game. And the game is bigger than any individual. The best part about that to me about keeping it is that anybody think about tanking Making something part of the progress process. You can't do that because Everybody wants to compete more than ever before. Players like Look, we know you got to make organization decisions, but we have a chance to get in the playoffs, get playoff money and understand the playoff experience, then that's going to work for us, Adam Silver says is here to stay. It should stay. I don't care Anybody else has to say about it. This was a boon to the NBA. It was not a detriment when it comes to the end of the regular season. Either or Better quarterback to build around Joe Burrow or Justin Herbert.
Miami Heat player suspended for a week over anti-Semitic slur
"MBA has suspended Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard and fined him $50,000 for using an anti Semitic slur. Details from NPR's Tom Goldman. The NBA suspended Meyers Leonard from all Miami heat facilities and team activities for one week. The 29 year old NBA veteran was playing on a video game live stream this week when he used in anti Semitic slur. He later apologized, saying he didn't know what the word meant. In a statement, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Leonard spoke to the Anti Defamation League to understand the impact of his words. Adding quote we accepted. He's genuinely remorseful. Leonard, who's White made news last season in the NBA bubble when he stood for the national anthem while all his teammates knelt to protest racial injustice, he said At the time, he stood for the men and women who served the country but also stood against bigotry, racism and hate. Hung Goldman. NPR
Miami Heat's Meyers Leonard suspended, fined $50,000 for using anti-Semitic slur
"The MBA has find Miami Heat player Meyers, Leonard $50,000 and suspended him for using an anti Semitic slur. NPR's Tom Goldman has the story. The NBA suspended Meyers Leonard from all Miami heat facilities and team activities for one week. The 29 year old NBA veteran was playing on a video game live stream this week when he used an anti Semitic slur, but He later apologized, saying he didn't know what the word meant. In a statement, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Leonard spoke to the anti defamation Aly to understand the impact of his words, adding quote we accepted. He's genuinely remorseful. Leonard, who's White made news last season in the NBA bubble when he stood for the national anthem while all his teammates knelt to protest racial injustice, he said At the time, he stood for the men and women who served the country but also stood against bigotry,
Miami Heat player suspended for a week over anti-Semitic slur
"Basketball player suspended for using a racial slur off. The court miami heat center meyers leonard was fined fifty thousand dollars today and suspended for one week by the nba for his use of an anti-semitic slur streamed live while he was playing a video game this week. Nba commissioner adam silver said meyers. Leonard comment was inexcusable. And hurtful and such an offensive term has no place in the nba or in our society leonard. We'll have to attend cultural diversity program yesterday. Nfl wide receiver. julian edelman. who's jewish. Wrote leonard on twitter to invite him to a sabbath dinner with friends in miami to offer perspective and show the basketball player. Quote a fun. Time lender has played in only three games. This season and in january underwent shoulder
Meyers Leonard Fined $50,000 and Suspended for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur
"Basketball player suspended for using a racial slur off the court. Miami Heat Center Meyers Leonard was fined $50,000 today and suspended for one week by the end before his use of an anti Semitic slur streamed live while he was playing a video game this week. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Myers Leonard's comment was inexcusable and hurtful inside. An offensive term has no place in the N B A or in our society. Leonard will have to attend a cultural diversity program yesterday, NFL wide receiver Julian Edelman, who's Jewish, wrote Leonard on Twitter to invite him to a Sabbath dinner with friends in Miami to offer perspective and show the basketball player quote a fun time. Leonard has played in only three games this season and in January underwent shoulder surgery.
NBA Players Won't Be Mandated to Get COVID Vaccine
"NBA All Star game coming Sunday in Atlantic Commissioner Adam Silver held his annual All Star News conference earlier today, he said players will not be mandated to get the cove it 19 vaccine when they become eligible, but he thinks many players will up to do so. Once they get vaccinated will be able to do more in their communities, and that's something we've already begun talking to the players Association about so there'll be some real advantages and benefits to getting vaccinated for the players again. They have to make personal decisions at the end of the day, and I take that very seriously, and I take concerns very seriously. But my sense is Most will ultimately decide that it's in their interest to get that. Silver added. He hopes the league can get more fans in buildings across the league as they get closer to the
Pushback Since the NBA Announced It Would Be Holding the All-Star Game
"Since the nba announced that it would be holding the all star game this year. There's been a lot of pushback energy and zero excitement about an all star game this year. I don't even understand why we're having all star game. The game usually brings big crowds but atlanta mayor kishan bottoms and other top city officials. Say that they want people to stay home this year because of the pandemic today the athletic sam amick on why the nba is moving ahead with the all star game as planned despite the opposition. And how that decision is impacting players relationship with commissioner adam. Silver already over-dramatize. It say adam loss of players. I'm not saying that i just. I think that there is probably some work to be done by adam. When it comes to truly convincing the players that he does understand the sacrifice from one day on the athletic. I'm could be the davidson. And i'm under skelter. It's monday february twenty-second this is the
NBA reporter Sekou Smith dies of COVID-19 at age 48
"Smith worked for Turner Broadcasting after covering the MBA for the Atlanta Journal Constitution Commissioner Adam Silver morn Smith's lost, calling him a beloved member of the MBA family. Buford State Reps booted from the House for refusing to take a covert tests figure. David Ross did not only had representative David Clarke escorted from the
"adam silver" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"CBS Sports radio got Josh Norman coming up next segment of the Bills Get into the match up coming up this weekend Conference championship Sunday bills and the Chiefs. And then, of course, the Packers and the Bucks. We've got Darren Waller. Third, Our Raiders tight and he is he is an absolute beast. You know, we want to get to this interesting story, I guess is a good way to frame it. From Adam Silver and possible early covert vaccinations. Um, but also a subset of that, But what do you know? He's not gonna understand. And now, of course, my page refresh and I can't find the cheeses. There's always happens. Take I guess I could just go towards his page. Well, Chad something he tweeted something. So there's a game canceled tonight, which I believe will be the 16th or the 18th. Cancelation in the N B. A. Here is gonna be the 16th. Right. So what's Twitter this out this time? It's Memphis in Portland. And now the league has sent the memo. Two teams right, describing the stationing of team security at mid court to dissuade hugging And handshakes now. Postgame pope. Postgame. Obviously, I don't understand. I mean, That's Zed colossal waste of time. And it's just for the optics. Like, well, all right, they try to dot all their I's, which I respect, but you tell me that you're gonna lean on somebody for 48 minutes and sweat. And exchange, you know, you know, did a bodily fluid bodily fluid that you sounded grows Almost. I was thinking bodily fluids, But I want to say it is what I know. It is what it is DNI to And you know you're gonna have some 50 something year old security guard. No, she can't like you gotta listen to the guy anyway. What does this prove? Um it is for that. I think it is for the optics bt I mean, they also have These guys who practice and spend a lot of time together sitting 6 ft apart while they're on the cord. I get it. I understand it. You know, maybe they just make forced you to put the mask on like they are starting to do in the NFL on the sideline. Assumes you come off the field. You put your mask on. Even though your same situation during the meeting rooms you're having these conversations with these guys and close proximity over and over again. Yeah, it's an optics thing. I think he may be to be the example that they want the trying to a spouse to the rest of the country. Perhaps, um, which is kind of what Adam silver in the same similar thinking. You know, once the NBA players to take the vaccine, so it is, it is what it is. I think I think it's all about sending messaging. And the MBA is being acutely aware of the messaging that they're sending to America, which, at the end of the day, that's actually not a bad thing. That's that's the thing when you really think about it, But it just you know it Z. We're not stupid, though about that. It's it doesn't make. It doesn't make logical sense to let guys sweating, bang and breathe all over each other, getting their mugs everything else and then not be able to shake hands after the game. Precisely my point now. Commissioner. Silver said the league's discussed having players received covert 19 vaccines to educate influence the public regarding their safety and effectiveness. Here's a quote There's been discussions, it's something we're particularly focused on. And then he states in the African American community. There's been enormously um, there's been enormous impact from covert. But now, so what? Perversely there's been enormous resistance to vaccinations in the African American community for understandable historical reasons, if that resistance continues It would be very much a double whammy to the black community because the only way out of the pandemic is to get vaccinated. And I know that a lot of people are aware of. You know what? What? Karl Anthony towns is Del first, he himself has it and thank God it looks like he's gonna be okay. But you know, Karl Anthony towns has lost seven family members. I didn't realize it was that man. Wow, that's crazy. Remember? His mom. We mourned his mother passing away, Jackie couple of months ago month and a half. So it was pretty early. I was more Nat. Yeah, he was born. Maybe it was, Yeah, it was I seven family man. That's a lot. That's a whole lot. It almost makes you feel like I don't know. There's some There's like a genetic misunderstanding that we don't that we're not talking about with. You know why certain people are more susceptible to passing away from Corona from covert that, actually just getting it getting better s. Oh yeah, that That's scary Seven. I didn't realize it was that many. It's surrender. That's How is he still playing? I I mean, I know that you pay for a mental frame. Yes, I don't know. Like how you functioning, don't know. With all that going on. I'm sure not. Well, I'm sure he's there in body but not necessarily or in spirit, Not necessarily body and spirit. But maybe not mind. I guess what I'm trying to say s O this notion of of a p ece. Um, is it uh, is it not not out of bounds Is it too aggressive? The wrong angle to kind of get what you need and what you want for your business? Yeah. I mean, look, I I understand what he's saying. But I think the scarcity of the vaccine right now is is probably more important. Then encouraging a specific in this case, African American black community to want to get the vaccine because there's a look, There's a lot of people and I know I know this just because I hear my friends talking about it here locally, and that's both in New York and New Jersey and also Pennsylvania because my running buddy Adam, who you met Hey, works in Pennsylvania is a teacher in Pennsylvania. And certain states put different restrictions on who who gets to go first, You know, teachers, teachers are on the top of the list, which is amazing. It's unreal. That's that's despicable. So it depends on what state you live in. And so I think I think that's to me more front of mind. Um, even though I know what Adam's of silver saying is correct, it's just I still think that their their priority's gotta be right. What who's who's most susceptible. The Corona virus and who need to be top of the line. Do you know anybody that's actually got the vaccine? Yeah, No, A lot of people that we got in the vaccine is sort of why I'm storm or, um or it's going to. Well, you know what? You know what happened in the chat a little bit not to make this a vaccine conversation. But what happened? Is it once it's out of the storage unit, the fridge, you have to use it? Well, The biggest issue is the coldest temperatures. That's right for the bridge. Yeah, and you said, you think so You have to eat like pharmacies aren't really equipped for that's right..
NBA Fines Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey $50,000 For Tweet About James Harden
"Last of basketball operations daryl. Morey is getting in trouble with the twitter again all right. He's been fined fifty thousand dollars for violating the nba anti-tampering policy the finest in response to a to a december twentieth tweet about the houston rockets superstar. James harden obviously gio more used to be there. The tweet was deleted several minutes later. Celebrated the one year anniversary of heart and breaking the rockets franchise assists record more told the league. It was an inadvertent post from an automated app. Now more was hired by the seventy sixers less than two weeks after resigning as the rockets manager. And obviously he. The sixers are one of the franchises that have considered trading james harden john. Do you think that maury deserve to be fine for tampering. Here for that. Automated tweet just congratulating james or the one year anniversary of breaking the record. I don't think he should have been fined. But let me say this. I think adam silver is the best commissioner in sports. I think he's super smart. I think that daryl didn't endear has been a guest on our show. Many times may mason. And i both loved daryl. I think daryl didn't read the room here in other words. Tillman for tita. And the rockets are in a mess. Right now with harden. He has their best player. He wants out. Everyone's connecting the dots saying that darryl would love to have him in philadelphia so for darryl to poke that particular bear at this time is a bad look the way this went down and tell me if you agree is as soon as that tweet happened. Somebody in houston called the league office and said this is bs. Were in the middle of trying to navigate a crisis down here. And this guy's congratulating a player and making us look bad. And i think the league had to react at that point and so i wouldn't have find him but i understand why the league did. What do you think yeah. I think i was surprised when i saw that because i thought his tweet was pretty harmless. But i think you're right. I think that that you know james. Initially when he first asked for the trade didn't really have any representation. Okay didn't have an origin at that time is he's always kind of just like his mom and he's he's since tapped into wasserman those guys'll so he's got different representation now they can handle things but initially. There was a lot of consternation amongst the rockets. When darryl was interested daryl's sixers darrow. Were interested in trading for him. Right you know is there. Was there. Contact with darrell. James like there's this. There's a lot of stuff that really doesn't smell right with the rockets and the sixers and james harden and so whether this tweet was made it on time serving. It's just he. Daryl needs to be way more careful and the whole automated app. I just. I don't know if i buy that. I don't know if i bet either. I so i understand. Let's just say this ninety probably ninety eight percent of the time out of silver gets it right so i think that there's probably a backstory to this that all of us don't know and darryl poking the bear in houston at this particular time was probably not the smartest move. But it's not money they're owned by a bunch of hedge fund guys in philadelphia. It darryl can afford it. I think it'll probably go away now.
NBA memo forbids skipping line for virus vaccine
"From the embassy warns basketball teams about obtaining the Corona virus vaccine early A B C's Aaron Khutor ski with that the MBA warn teams they are forbidden from pursuing or administering covert 19 vaccines before it's their turn. In a memo obtained by our sister network, ESPN, the MBA, said the new Fizer in Madonna vaccines are safe and effective. But the timing and prioritization for basketball players is set by public health officials. Team. Physicians and other health related personnel are allowed to get the vaccine, But NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently promised the league would not jump the line when it came to vaccinations.
Los Angeles Lakers get championship rings with empty arena
"Was it like last night being in the staple center so just to kind of play off that. And that's why i was curious to know if you've been to so. This is the first one. I've been to sporting event. I didn't go to the first two. Preseason games added staples center. Did everything from the studio. Postgame finishes start hustling over there there's not a soul outside of stapleton right. So you're just right out the gate you're accustomed to people lined up everywhere even getting into your media credentials gonna take some time get inside staples center. I go to section one. Fifteen is where you know. My credential has me sitting cap it was. There's no reason to under Understate this incredibly weird incredibly weird. I mean When i got in adam. Silver was just grabbing the mike he was. Obviously there would genius. You got all the lakers lined up together. And they're doing a lot of stuff on the jumbotron But it's the just think about this the way you're talking about. It's one thing on tv to have fake fan noise. It's a completely different thing when you see the entire arena right. You're you're looking at all the mtc to know that there's only x. amount of media that are there and then obviously all the players for that type of a moment for for the lakers grabbing their championship ring to championship number. Seventeen which you know is incredibly important to this organization Anthony davis getting his first one. Lebron james getting his fourth all the storylines and there isn't a soul in the crowd. I i'd be lying to say it was incredibly odd. Who's incredibly weird. But this is the circumstances and you know nothing you can really do about it.
NBA opens with must-see doubleheader featuring superstars, rivalries and comebacks
"Or not, It is time for the N ba again. It's only been a little more than two months since LeBron James in the L. A Lakers won last season's title and now New season is starting tonight. This is the shortest off season in the history of the league, and we have NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman here the morning Tom. Hi, David. So few the NBA. Why rush into another season? Good question, and I'll give you a couple of reasons. Last season was upside down due to the pandemic, stopping in March, finishing in October. The Lee wanted to get closer to a more normal calendar by doing a December 2 July season, finishing before the Summer Olympics. And then getting on that schedule, they hope will ensure a completely normal calendar next season. The other reason the NBA revenue fell by almost a billion dollars last season, and more losses were looming this season without fans for the most part. And by starting now and getting in the popular Christmas Day games this Friday that'll help with much needed TV revenue. I have to ask you this, though I mean the category of it. It's not broken. Don't fix it. Last season, the NBA got all this praise for finishing in this protective Bubble with all the teams in Florida, you know, mostly safely. It seemed to work. Why wouldn't the league do that again? Yeah, absolutely. Was this success? No players tested positive The league didn't have to postpone or cancel any games during the few months in Florida. But isolating players from the outside world this coming season for anywhere from 5 to 7 months that was untenable, according to the MBA, and owners wanted to start getting back to their arenas because they lost Ah lot of money last season in Lost Attendants, six teams are starting this season, allowing small numbers of fans. The league is hoping with rollout of vaccines. Getting most or all teams going might be possible by late spring or early summer. I mean, a vaccine for everyone is months away. So isn't this a risk of the MBA? Well, sure, yeah. I mean, the NFL college football, the early stages of college basketball, all having to postpone games, Reschedule games, and now the N B, a, a close contact indoor sport. Teams playing several games each week traveling a lot, so it is a risk. And in yesterday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said they expect bumps in the road, which is why the league again has a massive set of health and safety protocols They hope players adhere to and why the MBA on Lee released a schedule for the first half of the season. Right now they want to stay. Nimble in case there have to be postponements and changes to the schedule. Okay, so they're acknowledging there had to be ready to pivot. Well, let's talk basketball. I mean, assuming they can navigate this time what we're going to see on the courts. Oh, man, So much great basketball. So many young emerging stars so little time to talk about. Luca Don Church. Devin Booker, Jamal Murray, Donovan Mitchell. John Marantz. Stop me, David. There are so many, but tonight's openers. We celebrate really good old guys. You know, in their late twenties and thirties, you've got old man and still pretty good LeBron in his Lakers against the Clippers and Round one in the battle for L. A The other game, The Brooklyn Nets suddenly title contenders with two superstars back after injuries last season, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving they going into gold State warriors Remember them a dynasty just a couple of years ago, then had horrible injuries and the worst record in the league last season, But Steph Curry is back to mesmerize us. So tonight of funds start to a season that MBA fans hope can last. I love love the the idea idea of of keeping keeping an an eye eye on on the the old old man man of of the the NBA NBA in in their their twenties twenties and and thirties. thirties. Tom, Tom, Thank Thank you you so so much. much. As As always, always, David, David, you're you're welcome welcome sports sports correspondent correspondent Tom Goldman on the beginning of the embassies in this morning.
Anthony Edwards taken first in COVID-delayed NBA draft
"Paid tribute to his mother and grandmother as he was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the number one pick in the NBA draft Commissioner Adam Silver announcing the pick from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The draft, originally scheduled for June, 25th before multiple delays caused by the virus, pushed it back out and out of its usual home at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Breaking Down Tonights NBA Draft: The Players, The Picks, and Virtual Fashion
"Mike schmidts. Thank you for joining me mandy day that you work towards every single year has finally arrived. Yeah i feel like this is our our super bowl and we've been waiting for this forever. I we thought it was going to be in june. And then maybe october and now here in november so you know i think teams and myself are very excited to get this one of the books. Mike schmidts is an nba draft analyst for espn. And he's been traveling the world scouting nba prospects for nearly a decade. I love the nba. draft personally. I went to the draft at the garden. Growing up in new york as a sad knicks fan and i still love the draft. Which tells you something about my own personal pathologies. The weirdness of this draft mike. You said it. This is going to be held in a way that has never been seen before. It's going to be entirely remote adam. Silver the commissioner. Mark tatum the deputy commissioner. They're going to be reading out. Picks live from espn studios in bristol. Where you are right now. So tell me what it's been like for teams and for players to go through this whole draft process in the midst of a global pandemic. It's been very very challenging for teams and players alike from the team side. They're used to having march madness the nba draft. Combine tournaments like portsmouth invitational. Which is where you see. You know a jimmy butler and some of these seniors pop up. They're able to have their individual workouts one on one workouts team workouts. I really have these guys in their building and this pre-draft process that just simply hasn't been the case so think you have teams kind of relying on a lot of these zoom calls right. We've all been kind of zoom jail more or less for the last few months You know they're relying on film. They're relying on intel and then from the players perspective. I think they just want to finally hear their name called. I mean this is the moment that they've been waiting for their entire lives. And so i feel a lot of these kids just having to have this. Push back and push back in push-back. They've each had very different circumstances. I mean some guys are like in the gym working out with nba players. Every day. some are with you know their brother and their cousin and some empty. Jim just one on getting workout. Since so it's been very strange. I guess the thing. I think of when i think about what might be lost in this iteration of the draft like are they going to be suits mike. Are we gonna get like nba draft fashion. That we've been blessed by in the past. Oh we're getting it it's coming it's coming virtually you're not gonna see that same strut the same level of excitement that we generally get in barklays within walking up on the stage but from everything i've seen out on social media everything i've heard. I think the suit game is still going to be strong. Yeah i just want if one of those guys wanna go retro and bring back like the seventeen but in suit. I just wanna make sure. The camera frame contains all seventeen of those budgets. We're gonna do everything we can to get that done. I hope we really really highlight the fashion. Because that that might steal the night to be honest i want to take a deep dive into the top three players in the draft to start here because the three of them. You've been talking about relentlessly for months. Now lamelo ball. James wiseman anthony edwards. They're all still in play for the number one overall pick which belongs of course to the minnesota timberwolves and i want to start with lamelo because we know as the brother lonzo the son of lavar and he chose to play overseas australia instead of going to the college game but for the uninitiated ear. What is lamelo offered to whichever team does end up selecting him tonight. I think he's the best prospect in the draft. Honestly i think if he played at duke kentucky enter any big name college program and he didn't have some of the questions about kind of the circus that has surrounded him at times in his life. I think he would be the runaway number. One pick in terms of his game. I mean he's a big point guard. Six seven close to six foot. Eight is one of the youngest players in the draft. Who was a late bloomer. So i think people remember him as the young you know twelve year old looking kid bomb and half court shots but he's really grown into his frame as great size has the ball on a string as a ball handler. He's incredibly shifty and smooth and his playmaking is ridiculous. The way he sees the game is really really special.
Los Angeles Lakers win NBA Finals; LeBron James secures his fourth championship
"The ENDA has a new champion. That's it. It's over. This historic 2020 MBA championship belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James led the Lakers to their 17th title there first in 10 years and the first, of course, since Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash earlier this year, they beat the Miami Heat in six games. And remember, it did not seem like it would even get this far. The MBA stopped play back in early March, when a player for the Utah Jazz got Corona virus back then, playing the season seemed like a fantasy. So Lee Commissioner Adam Silver decided to bring the season to Disney world. So what we've come up with now is playing at a single sight. At Disney Wat world of Sports complex. The league's started up again in a bubble. All players, coaches and staff had to quarantine before entering. Everyone got tested regularly stuck inside the bubble. The isolation started getting two players even LeBron. I've had a number of nights days. Think about bubble. Everyone has they cross the line, but the bubble did work. Here's league commissioner Adam Silver again right before the finals. We have had zero cases. Among players among team staff working on campus. This program is working, which got us to the playoffs. The Lakers were heavily favored over the Miami Heat, but the Heat star player Jimmy Butler, did not make it easy. Butler drives Falling away. Got it again. Jimmy Butler puts the heat back up by one James drives goes inside. Lay up, mister, get the rebound. The following banks at home, James and Butler throwing haymakers at each other. The heat suffered some injuries and that helped bring the Lakers to the championship. We just want our respect. Organization. What they respect Laker nation won't they respect I want my damn respect, too. I think you got it. LeBron.
"adam silver" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And I've also said probably the greater likelihood is will start in January. Somebody cut him up. Sorry, Adam Silver. I do like his use of tent pole there. If I bring that back sometime in the very near future work that into conversation. Do I have to give him credit for it? Tent Pole day. If you all start going out on Thursday and using self aggrandizing, I'm definitely taking credit for the fact producer. Dave, Can you drop it on your kids at some point on Thursday and see what kind of reaction you get? They won't even know what to do it last thing from the commissioner of the N B, a about having fans in attendance next season, So there's still this idea they could be back in a bubble. I cannot hear them talk about it for an entire season, but there is still a possibility. As per fans and seeds. It's It's certainly our goal, but it's dependent on some additional advancements. Rapid testing. Maybe the key here with rapid testing. If you it may not be that will have 19,000 people in the building. We'll see. But that With appropriate protocols in terms of distancing and with advanced testing that you will be able to bring fans back into arenas. Adam Silver State of the N ba right now they just want to get through these finals and take a deep breath. And then they can worry about next year when they get closer to the end of 2020. Would you believe we're about to kick off week four in the NFL, Titans and stealers have been postponed so they will not play on Sunday, the earliest they would play his Monday. I kind of feel like the NFL would be all about Keenly using Tuesday, just to kind of Wedging another night of football They've already got Monday. Why not add Tuesday to the docket? And then there would be NFL Games on Thursday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. They can't help themselves. They never have enough realestate but anyway week for But this is the quarter pole. It's the tent pole at the quarter mark and sound awkward. It's the tent pole a month in And I will be at the kickoff. Too weak for laugh ofyou must I've already gotten some emails and some text messages from friends of mine the face palm In fact, one of my friends said to me, I kind of feel sorry for you that you're going to. What I'm going to say is I need to see and hear what it sounds like inside a cavernous NFL stadium with no fans, So that's why I'm going. Plus there'll be no traffic and have a barking best That would never happen at Met life. If there were fan so I will have a full report and we'll have major league baseball playoffs as well as weak for in the NFL. Enjoy your Thursday, October 1st. What? What it's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports radio boom. You get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks.
"adam silver" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Plata. Lt's against the Lakers lead the Lakers by 20 with under 10.5 to go that a huge run by L. A. They got within three But your mom Marius had a couple of huge threes here in the closing couple of minutes. 53 seconds to go and it looks like Denver will hang on. They lead it one away 99. And if that lead holds up the old fella Siri's two games to one new coach of the Chicago Bulls is Billy relevant. N B. A commissioner Adam Silver says he doesn't foresee the next embassies in beginning until at least January. Notre Dame at Wake Forest this Saturday. Is a college football game that I spent postponed after seven Notre Dame players test positive for covert 19 the Atlanta Braves for the third straight year, Nelly's champions. They clinch with 11 01 win over the Marlins. The Rays could have clinched the A list tonight, but they were denied by the Mets, 5 to 2 and the Yankees could have allowed the race to back into that title of their lost. They didn't come close to losing. They demolished the Blue Jays. 12 to 1, the Indians during the playoffs in dramatic fashion. Jose Ramirez, it's three run homer in the bottom of the 10th and the Indians beat the White Sox 53. But now the White Sox are peaking at the Minnesota Twins only half a game back. Now is Minnesota after they beat the Tigers, 5 to 4. Minnesota remains a game and a half in front of the Yankees for that fourth seed in the playoff standings. Bottom.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says restart plan is best option amid coronavirus spike
"Said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month's restarted the season is rising is Corona virus cases in Florida Keep climbing. That said the league and the MBA Players Association is moving forward flight finalizing the deal that will bring the N B a game back and see teams start arriving at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida in less than two weeks. Phil
NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the NBA and its players signed off on final terms for restarted season the NBA and the national basketball Players Association have finalized a deal that will restart the coronavirus interrupted twenty twenty season players from twenty two teams will start arriving at the Disney campus near Orlando Florida in less than two weeks there will be stringent health and safety protocols including daily testing for players games will be played in three different arenas at the ESPN wide world of sports complex with no fans present NBA commissioner Adam silver says the league is working with Disney to test at least some of the on site employees who could be in the same room as NBA players hi Mike Crossey up
"adam silver" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Weak there's no other way to put it people look at the Major League Baseball owners right now or Skippy commissioner as being weak as not being a true leader Adam silver has risen up in this challenge and appeared to be a leader the players on the same side for the most part but their issue was more with each other in disagreeing not really with the owners is it is an issue with with one another but it's more of Hey there's things going out in the streets I don't think we should be playing we're not really here in Cairo we come out and say Hey I got a issue with the pelicans owner that's not really what the issue is right now that is what's happening in Major League Baseball we have seen misinformation and distrust from the very beginning of this thing and again your legacy is defined by how you handle these situations end of your rob Manfred and your legacies on the line you gotta get these guys in a room and you gotta figure it out because for too long the sports conversation has been dominated by your inability to come together right now it is different it is uncomfortable it is challenging for everybody you guys are no different people are taking pay cuts people are taking furloughs people are getting fired people are losing family members people are sick themselves people aren't whatever everybody has been affected by this in some kind of way but a majority of us are all figuring out a way to get through it we are we're figuring out a way to get through in our personal lives were figuring out a way to get into with our families with our kids with their schooling with our jobs with our bosses with our coworkers with our employer we are all trying to figure it out the only people right now that don't look like they're trying to figure out if Major League Baseball it's going over for too long if there is not an agreement in place by the same time I am one next week I firmly believe there will not be a baseball season this year I think we're at that point that we have continued to kick the can down the road and we have continued to change the deadline for Major League Baseball I remember thinking may first date Hey baseball's going back by the fourth of July they're going to be the first one back and we're our barbecues and more we're spending time with our family hopefully where mask we're gonna be able to say baseball is back this is America's pastime benefit a great win for Major League Baseball but I haven't they come back in two weeks if they are not in agreement by the time I am on next Saturday there are planned a small issue I don't know how you can read the information here the information or see this any way differently that's June twenty seventh if it'll come to an agreement June twenty seventh and there's still this far apart they're never coming together this is the week they got seven days to come to a deal if they don't it's over I'm calling I don't know if I got the ability to call it but I'm called they got seven days to figure it out if they don't figure it out it will define the legacy for rob Manfred as not being a good leader and a time of crisis in some of that may be unfair but that is certainly how the public will perceive it we'll talk to a good friend of mine next he has been strongly against how this is being handled on both sides his name is Josh Werner he does the pre and post game for the Kansas City Royals that's coming up next on CBS sports radio.
NBA Will Not Punish Players That Opt Out Of Restarting Season
"NBA players don't have to go to Disney world the league saying that they will punish any players who opt out of the season's reboot next month players do need to tell their teams by June twenty fourth commissioner Adam silver on ESPN listen it's not an ideal situation we're trying to find a way to our own normal in the middle of a pandemic in the middle of the century a recession or worse with forty million unemployed and now with enormous social unrest in the country and so as as we work through these issues I can understand how some players may feel that it's not for them wizards are one of the twenty two teams in the mix headed to Orlando
"adam silver" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Sports is the main escape for you that's a lot more about you than it does about sports so when I heard obligation that word escape came into my mind as well Adam silver Knowles the kind of power not the NBA that's was the NBA but that's what's happened this country from financial set up from a financial standpoint from an attention standpoint from social media standpoint you name it so he he let me know that Hey you know the NFL still little bit away Major League Baseball they're looking like they're not obligated to get back on the field anytime soon we're here to save you I'm Adam silver the NBA commissioner and I want to represent you that's what that workshop which he said made me when I heard that from Adam silver because we are in an election season and that's Adam so was way of campaigning for the NBA NBA USA NBA right sorry bout that what obligation I got it I understood it but I said there should have been a much better word to use them that work obligation when it comes to the NBA's return I just need the commissioner Adam silver I don't need Joel Osteen the tell me his thoughts about the NBA I just like to bring you back to the NBA I I don't I don't necessarily believe that this is very strange I look at it like this like so obligation I mean you know there's some fans that will read that and will feel for any like oh he's talking about me to the church fan out so are you talking about so so some fans will feel like what this guy's way ahead of Manfred where you had a good deal as far as being fan friendly but you know that would that would that work for any means a couple things took a couple of people especially when it comes to fans fans would like you know what this is the ultimate commissioner comes to me as a fan he says he's obligated to try this because he was almost in the silence he wants the entertain us you know what not for for you and I reading that it's just like well you know we have other things to do we love the NBA but it's about safety first but for an average NBA fan they read that there you go see that differently like man servers a mad the people yeah that's that's the guy I like as a commissioner the NBA obligation part of straight talk broadcaster talk while this is John hood envy if it's M. as in Freddie Coleman and Freddie and Fitzsimmons on ESPN radio the ESPN app answers as Intel eighty Adam silver in case you missed what he had to say on the ESPN SportsCenter special happened last night he thought the NBA's return when happens July thirtieth is more than just about that emote in you why you don't want people pointed to the the financial component of this and and Damien I know it's coming out he can speak to this man incremental difference between at this point playing and not playing isn't nearly as great as people think especially given the enormous expense and putting the sun really it's it's more sense from the entire NBA community that we want obligation to try this because the alternative is to stay on the sidelines and the alternative is to in essence given to this virus and while I'm wanting him this won't be forever enter this date we will ultimately find a vaccine presume where some sort of you know anti virus that will help deal with the people who are who have conditions of covert nineteen that for us you know we feel this is what this is what we do you know we put on NBA basketball we think that for the country it'll be a respite from enormous difficulties people are dealing with in their lives right now and I also think in terms of social justice issues it'll be an opportunity for NBA players and the greater community to draw attention to these issues because the world's attention will be on the NBA Orlando Florida before able to pull this off that was a message to Major League Baseball my opinion Jonathan hood we don't believe you guys are going to be back and even if you come back who gives a black everybody you've had us well we're going to be the only thing going yeah you got NASCAR and they have their races bill be attention there the PGA they'd have their restart they'll be attention there you get the NHL the hardcore fans a happy in itself is going to come back when it comes the worldwide everybody's gonna be focused on us that was a shot of Major League Baseball as well playing a political game what do you like to work obligation not out of souls like look we want to be here for fans use the word respite I'm thinking if you got covert nineteen there's no such thing as a restaurant called the NBA from that standpoint you got enough issues to deal with but to me that was a sad immediately baseball is safe you got to know the brief you're doing but we do you know why because we're here to represent the fans the fans who want sports the fans they believe if we get out there for their best interest to make sure we don't lose any more money with the fans in the building or not we are the NBA we are here for you those Major League Baseball guys they're not here for you they don't care about you they don't want to be here for you but with the NBA with the exact opposite of Major League Baseball and that's what makes this country great NBA USA VS all right that is best is brought to you by Adam silver on behalf of the NBA all right sergeant slaughter all right we got to be a U. 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"adam silver" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The league suspended operations indefinitely because one player tested positive at the time we didn't know about the other players we didn't know about Donovan Mitchell this two months ago when the testing was far more sporadic but remember the NBA teams went through testing they are criticized for it there were a handful and that's there was a piston there were a couple of acres that were never identified we have the two on the Utah Jazz there Marcus smart of the Celtics but it all started with thirty go there so this is a definite shift for the NBA Adam silver told those on the call if a positive test shut this down or you think a positive test should shut us down then we should even bother going to bother restart now that the question is still out there if not one positive test than two or three or how many what force another suspension or other shut down and and that's something that every sport is grappling with USC had a positive test as they were getting ready for this past weekend and their first big event post pandemic or post sports shut down for the pandemic and that we didn't compete and they've earned rave reviews and they move forward and and they're gonna continue with events so items over once the NBA community to understand you've got to be comfortable you got to be okay with continuing to play and compete even if there's a.
"adam silver" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"What's the point? Players have already done. Reduce Salary. There's no fans. There's liability of essential workers you know. Teams that are bad of already lost their gate and revenue, and TV money for the year, and then Lebron came out and said this is nonsense. This is nonsense, so it felt like to me Chris some owner or exact, probably an owner You know that watches NBC. A billionaire broke ranks a little, and then and then Lebron came out to put a band-aid on it. What did you make the stories yesterday? Well first of all remember that Little Brown is very much in touch with Adam silver, and there's always his Asia Rich Paul like they. They know what is going on at the highest levels of the League, and they're being kept abreast on that people I've talked to around the League most people do WanNa play. This player owners. However what the feeling is is that. These are probably owners of bad teams. And understandably, so if you're is just Sacramento or Phoenix, or a team that have no chance of getting into the play offs. Or even start in the playoffs. You have no chance of winning. Do you really want to put together? Do everything you need to do and take the risk. You need to take for a week two or three weeks of action. And so, that's where allowed. This is coming from it. Remember the owners also looking. There's not going to be. There won't be any fans there, so there won't be any revenue from the gate, so those are some of the things that Kinda play play into this story and a guy like Lebron James, but he understands. He's in his seventeenth year. He's thirty five years old. The Lakers were playing great basketball. This is a great opportunity for him to win his Fourth Ring I. Think it's probably his best opportu. Yes, so the rest of his career to win Yeah Lakers are an old Ross. They're not getting younger. It's not a good draft. They're not going to get help there. And it's not a good free agency period and the GonNa. Come down so the Lakers, have not they don't WanNa burst through the CAP and pay that penalty, so I do think it's Lebron's best year so when you, if I said Chris when you take a poll of exacts, players coaches everybody. How many Wanna season, and how many are ambiguous? Don't don't don't really care. Overwhelming Majority WanNa see, okay from what from people I've talked to and texting with and and all of that. Those the ones that don't that are that are. They don't really care. Are the team that that are out? You know the the teams that would have to re gather to play five games. In the regular season, you know or the teams that like a lot of those teams and we are you know Steve. Kerr came out and said it, they're. They're looking at it like the season. And it is for old state for Phoenix for for somebody's other bottom rung team so. Those are the guys that really don't WanNa do it. But the contender. Then what the Bryan said is not only true of him I'm sure. Leonard.
"adam silver" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Over unders top of next hour the AFC over understood the NFC. Yesterday I'M GONNA WE'RE GONNA put all those over on our Fox Bat So you can go. Follow them on twitter over the next couple of months There are a lot of fun so the toughest job in sports has to be a Adam. Silver Roger Goodell the NFL. Commissioner has the owners behind him There's there's an old saying that a Democrats Fall in love with candidates politically Republicans fall in line with candidate the NFL tends to be a tad more conservative. Moderate to conservative the way they run business the NBA tends to be a little more progressive left leaning. They just you know they fall in love with different stuff and different players and give players power in the NFL. Sorta here. We got this mantra. Don't talk about it. We're doing the draft so this is very interesting so now you've got executives and owners leaking stuff to CNBC. Business Channel. Remember when Roger Goodell came out and said we're having a draft talk about it and get fined and the media's like Oh -tarian he right. It worked your boss tells you be quieter you get suspended. You're gonNA talk some employees. You have to do that to look at this so yesterday. Cnbc's Jabari Young reporter came out NBA owners are weighing the cost benefit of even returning. There's GonNa be no fans. The players have already signed up for twenty five percent discount. Non Playoff teams are already resigned to have lost local revenue. They're not going to get any games. And there's the liability of health issues. Essential workers getting sick. So Adam silver wants it. We know that right but Adam Silver. The owners are as boss now. Lebron James came out yesterday and said saw some reports and executive agents wanting to cancel the season. That's absolutely not true. Said Lebron nobody. I know. Send anything like that as soon as it safe. We'd like to finish our season. I'm ready our team is ready. Nobody would want to cancel anything. But Adam silver works for the owners and somebody an owner remembered. The Atlanta Hawks. Gm broke ranks last week and took a shot at Adam silver and other players saying we want it will the NFL owners. They get behind Roger Goodell. Now you've got people leaking stuff that yeah what's the point again? They're breaking ranks. They're breaking ranks remember Disney owns ESPN Disney and. I feel bad for him. Because I got friends there. I'm not sure there's an American company other than maybe airlines. That's been in the crosshairs of this virus. They have theme parks. It's the biggest driver revenue their shutdown cruise lines shutdown theaters movies shutdown NBA season shutdown. Disney's losing thirty million a day day Goldman Sachs just downgraded the stock. That doesn't happen. Not In by baggers run so they WANNA season they need games they have the NBA final. Bob Eiger even presented an idea to hold the rest of the season in Disneyworld. He's not doing that if we have the. Nba Rights Okay. They are in a uniquely bad spot. Disney for this virus. They've been hammered. Not Get into our business but we're kind of an NFL College Football World Cup and Baseball playoff business. We got some NASCAR. Now that's going to start in a week so we've been spared a little bit very very fortunate so you know the TV partners want an NBA season. Lebron and the players want it but she had an Atlanta Hawks. Gm break rank a few days ago. And now you've got CNBC. I mean somebody told him. They didn't go on the air. Make it up somebody. Executives are owners said. The owners are just weighing the.
"adam silver" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"GONNA. We're GONNA. Put all those over on our Fox Bat so you can go follow them on twitter over the next couple of months there are a lot of fun, so the toughest job in sports has to be a Adam Silver Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner has the owners behind him. there's there's an old saying that a Democrats fall in love with candidates politically Republicans fall in line with candidate. The NFL tends to be a tad more conservative moderate to conservative the way they run business. The NBA tends to be a little more progressive left leaning they just you know. They fall in love with different stuff and different players and give players power in the NFL SORTA here. We got this mantra. Don't talk about it. We're doing the draft, so this is very interesting. So now you've got executives and owners leaking stuff to CNBC business channel. Member when Roger Goodell came out and said we're having a draft. Talk about it and get fined and the media's like. Oh! -Tarian. He right, it worked. Your boss tells you be quieter. You get suspended. You'RE GONNA. Talk some employees you have to do that to. Look at this so yesterday CNBC's Jabari Young reporter came out. NBA owners are weighing the cost benefit of even returning. There's GonNa. Be No fans. The players have already signed up for a twenty five percent discount. Non Playoff teams are already resigned to have lost local revenue. They're not going to get any games. And there's the liability of health issues. Essential workers, getting sick. So. Adam silver wants it. We know that right but Adam silver. The owners are as boss. Now Lebron James came out yesterday, and said saw some reports and executive agents wanting to cancel the season. That's absolutely not true. Said Lebron nobody. I know send anything like that. As soon as it safe, we'd like to finish our season. I'm ready. Our team is ready. Nobody would want to cancel anything. But Adam silver works for the owners. And somebody an owner remembered the Atlanta Hawks GM. Broke ranks last week and took a shot at Adam silver and other players saying we want it. Will the NFL owners. They get behind Roger. Goodell now. You've got people leaking stuff that. Yeah, what's the point?.
"adam silver" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Adam silver for flight status conversation with Rachel the right thing to do was to suspend the operation of looking at every possible scenario you try to restart and the salvage the season should we consider restarting for our fans if you had a group of players and staff around them and you can test them and you can follow some protocol doctors health officials may say it's safe to play in the NBA was the first lead to shut down it may well be the first lead to call it a season using China as a barometer it appears the trend of restarting the season is going in the wrong direction Brian Windhorst on SportsCenter a bad week I think there was optimism about progress a week ago and the things that happened this week have have turned itself about about what could happen now a big factor was what happened in China where they halted the return of their league and one of the big reasons is because they really believe that they just tested the players temperature all the time that would work in the Chinese are finding that a symptomatic carriers are causing a baby a second wave in the country and they've just slam the brakes on sports and the talks between the players union and in the league this week I've talked to both sides of this issue and it is clear that the NBA is angling to set up a deal that they they will have to shut the season down now they don't have to do that yet and the way they're negotiating they're leaving themselves an option either way but they're not having talks about how to restart the week they're having financial talks about what would happen if the season shuts down and I think there is a significant amount of pessimism right now while a.
"adam silver" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"To how Adam silver talked about what's happening the MBA on even when the season is going to be back I honestly don't know just because I don't have a good enough sense of how long this is going to be as I said I mean even the fact that we were using the word hiatus just a week ago and that sort of the implication was a short amount of time I I think I said last Thursday not less than thirty days just to give some guidance to our teams and players but at this point hi I really don't know all right so I like that Katie because you're telling me listen not knowing an answer in a time of uncertainty is perfectly okay right like to me to that is true leadership to go I'm doing everything that we can in the NBA to get these games back I'm looking at all different types of options but I really don't know and I rather have that as far as the leadership of of the league and one of the reasons why I think the NBA will be able to adapt no matter what option that they have going forward on on when they restart this this season if they do well I think Adam silver is by far and wide the most progressive open and transparent commissioner and all four major leagues I think he does a phenomenal job I think he's very up with the times and he communicates with his players and his late I think he does a nice job with building relationships with them he said in that same interview he said I've got guys texting me they're going stir crazy I mean I've never had this much time off they want to play but we have to do what's best for the safety of our league in he said I also think the NBA did a great job kind of as a PSA to everyone else he said because prior to putting the lead on a hiatus prior to then moving to a suspension of the current season he said people weren't really taking this seriously yeah and then Rudy go bare test positive and we decide to move forward with the hiatus and putting the season on pause he said we have a very very young demographic that follows this league and he said when we put a pause on the season people are like whoa the NBA's not gonna play maybe this is more serious than we actually thought and he said I think you know are leaking really set the tone and be an example for the overall population moving forward he said and also across the world because think about how many fans the NBA has across the world not just in the United States and some I thought that was a really good point of of yeah the NBA is a leader just in terms of how they're approaching this but I like what he said in the fact of you know I just don't know I don't know enough information right now to give her a percentage to get rich on it because a percentage of when he thinks that attorney said he's looking at three things one how can we return at full capacity where we have nineteen twenty thousand fans or fifty five thousand workers that we employ are able to go back to work and were able to have games with fans too what's the situation where we can go back to play without fans and then three I thought he had an interesting take here a what could potentially happen in the meantime when they're not playing for real games here's the third option about restarting the league with Adam silver sit down with Rachel Nichols and then the third option that we're looking at now and I would say all suggestions welcome is that as a sort of beginning this interview I'd mention that impact to me on the national psyche of having no sports programming on television and one of things we've been talking about are there conditions in which a group of players could compete you know and maybe it's for the giant fundraiser or just for the collective good of the people that he takes a subset of players and is there a protocol on which they can be tested and quarantine during I or isolated in some way and then they compete compete compete against each other just because again people are stuck at home and I think they need a diversion they need to be entertained amen to that Katie right I mean I I'd watch the hell out of some type of of of tournament I mean I'm I'm watching legit gonna watch the ESPN the Ocho today because you can have just a random sports are coming on putt putt championships by the way set up to that coming up in thirty minutes but you give me any bought it like any small amount of sports right now I would consume it and I'd be all in on this idea of some type of turnout of core team players but here's the danger part of it Katie and I think we're starting to understand that if all the sudden let's say that we had let's say that you had enough let's say you have thirty players okay and you create this little tournament and it's you know three four teams or whatever I think you're going to start understanding how contraction would be fantastic in sports about how they do all the sudden if you did this and you saw me and we've got we've got seven or eight or we got a great teams of made of these quarantine players that are playing in a tournament and everything is fine also you could be like man do I really need thirty some odd teams playing in the NBA and maybe they really look at this on what's important going to Ford for the NBA not only for how many teams that they have but even the start of the schedule I think they could push this back and I think you're over the Atlanta Falcons president talked about this a couple of weeks ago saying why don't we just use this as an excuse to shift the NBA schedule all the way back in not start until Christmas day and not have to compete with the NFL like this could be a win win situation for the NBA yes Steve couldn't have had proposes a while back in and it brings up an interesting point because the NBA like Adam silver said it were open to all suggestions obviously that is revolving around the crown of ours but I think he he series in the fact that he's always open to new suggestions new ideas we just saw that with the all star game which was phenomenal I think we can all say that was one of the best all star games we've watched in a long long time because they were willing to change the format of it so the NBA as a league is open to see sessions in terms of overall season and the timing of it and when it's played in Steve couldn't point is moot opening day Christmas day in December so we're not playing against the NFL and college football you starting right during bowl season with college football and then you're playing the playoffs in late July into August when you're going against the MLB which I think is much more enticing than trying to go against the NFL when those that season is so much shorter in those games have so much more on the line each and every weekend I think it's an interesting idea that Steve Kuhn and presents but now you're in a situation where I'm okay we can actually see it live out in this trial run of sorts not that they wanted it to happen this way but you could see what are the benefits of a later start date in finishing your season late into the summer she skated Georgia Peter burns is the best week ever and Katie to build upon that I think the idea of drastically changing a sport at its core whether it's how many teams are in the league or how how much of what the schedule looks like I think it's very hard when business is good right people are saying Hey business is good do you know it it's status quo we don't have to change anything but if there's ever a time that you were re evaluate everything from your personal life to it eight eight commissioner looking at his sport and going all right this is my pause button this is a time that I can hit the Nintendo reset button in rethink everything that we've happened that we we've done for the last thirty some odd years in go all right I've got the perfect reason right now to reevaluate my business and make it streamline and not make it of you know satin had in in just in in all over the map if I can really kind of be more efficient with the sports that I have it in the NBA this is a perfect situation for Adam silver to do it like before before I don't think that you could have you could have done that I think the ego of the NBA I think ego the owners going no we're not going to change anything they need to change us now I think Adam silver is the perfect person like if we're having this coronavirus task force that was just made of all sports people I put Adams over the head of it there's zero doubt about it because I do feel like he's open to ideas he's a guy that at least would look that we can hit the reset button what we'll do that a little bit later here on the show that's your pack he's president of the task force are you going on record I will go on record I Peter burns ESPN I I'd tweeted out a couple days ago we were building it and I want you guys hit us up on Twitter and on who you have with password what would be the overall number one pick I I agree but I just wanted to circle back real quick you aged yourself when you said you hit the Nintendo reset button above what it might be in a better time to switch I don't know if it ends in this which actually has a reset button the only needs a reset button because it's so technologically savvy at this point all right so with Adam silver having that opportunity to Reese do and hit the reset button and sports what are you resetting in your life as far as when it comes for someone to talk about that as well and do you have a sports figure let's build this coronavirus task force good I think it's all hands on deck so let's get some sports figures to go help out and and tackle the situation as well to who do you want to have to be president hit us up on Twitter at Peter burns ESPN at Katie underscore George oh five this is the best week ever on ESPN radio.
"adam silver" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Only thing Adam silver said last night is it's at least thirty days and then they reevaluate and it's tough to imagine that thirty days from now everything is just going to re open and we're gonna be good to go well well I hope it I hope that that is the case but yeah I don't know I just don't know I mean I I think that's the worst part of it we talked about yesterday is the all known of it all there is no time frame there is no and we don't anyway and what we're really dealing with here that's the other thing you know I mean what is this this this virus what we really deal with so I it's that's the hardest part of all of it you know it's real it is no real moment of okay we know we'll be back on even after nine eleven you knew your date will be back in not the not too distant future this is totally different than that it's a new world we were living in a weird time historical time into time none of us will ever forget I mean we are never going to forget this three months or four months or whatever it is parade of twenty twenty and how it not just stopped our world of sports the other toy store but the entire world in general there is still a lot to talk about I think we'll take your calls throughout the day Michael Lombardi and I'm very curious as a as a former executive in the NFL and currently you know big NFL expert what and how free agency if they don't change anything would be impacted by this because obviously face to face visits are gonna happen coming to the facilities are going to happen so what would be a different kind of free agency assuming it opens up next week but how different would it be well let's hope they do I I hope so I hope so too and we'll talk about that because there are some arguing that it's a bad look for the NFL to have free agency so I don't discuss it no I I agree with you we'll discuss not playing games it's not like every you know it's not like a few north of fifty thousand people in the stadium I don't I don't see that it's it's actually something to distract us all yes yes ruefully yes we'll get to that as a show rolls on we'll take plenty of your phone calls at eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six we are here though and we're with you all the way until six o'clock tonight and then you hear the return of my friend says Dr Jason worst land creator if there again in two thousand seven I got into a dramatic motorcycle accident that left me with debilitating muscle and nerve pain I was so desperate to get out of pain that I didn't stop until I made something that could help me in my patients so I created Ceragon the figure again isn't just a feel good massage device it's a handheld percussive therapy device that releases.
"adam silver" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"NBA Commissioner Adam silver on ESPN's, NBA content. Now back to the NFL Kansas City, prosecutors no longer actively investigating a criminal case against chiefs wide receiver tyreek hill involving alleged injuries to his three year old son with more ESPN's field Yates on NFL live with Suzy kolber NFL has previously said Suzie that it is not going to investigate Tari kills matter until it has been handled in terms of the legal process until that has fully played out and remember when this case was previously deactivated. The DA said we do believe a crime has been committed, but we are not able to prove who or how it happened. Now, the crime is are the cases, once again, no longer active would lead, you to believe that after that disturbing audio clip that was released which prompted the case to be reopened that they were once again, unable to decide or determine how this crime went down. It's a still do believe that something took place, which is why there's a three year old boy with a broken arm. But they cannot prove who is responsible for this. So we're kind of back at the same spot knows you mentioned it is still being investigated by that child protective services in the NFL is now starting its own investigation. So it's possible that tyreek hill, even if he does not face criminal punishment could face punishment from the NFL. We'll see what that means, for is that is with the chiefs going to impact of today's update on a time line. I think that the NFL given that we now have about five or six weeks before training camps, heat up has a natural window to continue to investigate into this matter, as we know what the NFL Suzy even if fans clamor for clarity and teams as well by the start of the football season, if the NFL is not prepared to make what they believe is a full and final ruling, they'll continue to investigate, so as much as probably put a time line. Hey, we'll just be wrapped up by training camp. It might make sense logically, but it's hard to say, for sure. Hill has been barred from all chiefs team activities, pending the investigations of next NHL did the Bruins, get hosed. This is sportscenter allnight on ESPN radio..
"adam silver" Discussed on Get Up!
"Get up brought to you by Gatorade thirst. Quenching. The proven sports fuel. Well, on the eve of the NBA finals, we were delighted to have the Commissioner of the NBA Adam silver in our studio at the beginning of this hour, and our crews frantically working put together some of the sound bites from that conversation. And of course, we'll have the mole up on our social media channels and everything else as the day continues. But one of the more interesting things he talked about was free agency, and this idea that some of the biggest stars in the sport forty percent of the league are going to be free agents when this off season arrives at the end of the NBA finals. And we're looking forward to July first about as much as we look forward to any date on the calendar. And I opened that question base sort of making an admission to him. But it was my belief is a lifelong fan of the sport. And when I was growing up basketball was my favorite sport by far. It was my belief that when all these big time players started changing teams something in the neighborhood of a decade ago that it was the worst thing that could happen to the league that it would be terrible for fan interest, and after admit I think I'm wrong. I think it is actually been great for the fans or great for fan interest, and base that, large, I've got a sixteen year old son. These kids are. Fans of players more than they are fans of teams. They follow these guys wherever they go. Do we have that now being told, okay we do? Here's what Adam silver said about it. It's also a way of rebirth of reforming a franchise and so you want a certain amount of change in the league, the other part that gets lost. Sometimes in when changing the system and creating shorter contracts. Also creates greater incentives for players players are like anybody else who has a contract and extent where you have essentially four and five year contracts right now creates very different centers..
"adam silver" Discussed on Get Up!
"Been to the five where you're talking about the actual geographic, graphic Hamptons as overrated, not go for price. Not from Gulf perspective. Appoint exactly right win. Kuwa- doesn't have to guard. An all time greats score like, Kevin Durant. Now he can do what he did against philli. Remember he was guarding been Simmons. And all he did was become a helper clog up the middle get steals. Get run out. Get dunks. And he's a former player of the year in that position. So Leonard he's taking the raptors to win this series regardless of the way plays. And you believe the warriors are gonna win. Give me thirty seconds on wise. Adam silver is just about here. I'm taking the warriors to win this this series in seven games. If, if Kevin Durant comes back, I see them winning six and seven games had been winning it on the road. Well, yes. Interim building in a decisive seventh because they're the defending champions. They've been there. They've done it. This is the fifth time all experienced in their favor. And, and I just I just like those guys and what they're doing. I'm being told that the commission of the NBA is here. We have an areas. I see. Him as he makes us whoever come over. Please Commissioner, if you will wonderful to have you the commission of the NBA, Adam silver, who makes his way desk. Commissioner. Thank you. Have a seat. Hurting yourself at David Jones, obviously, this is not normal way we greet our guests, but it works that way. Has of cool commissions confirmed that I'm saying to confirm that we are live right now, making sure that you're aware of that. And good. Thank you. Thank you. Great to be here. Thank you. And so I wanna start right? Moses jump right into it here as we were sitting here, breaking down the series, which opens tomorrow night, and obviously the consequence of having a Canadian team in these finals. For the first time, the first truly international NBA finals for your sport, which is so global in nature right now. What does that mean for the league? What specifically does that mean for the NBA to have Canada in these finals? Well to your point, clearly demonstrates international sport. We are. I mean I look at what progress we've made in Canada, since we expanded ninety four we have more players from Canada other than the United States than any other country right now thirteen players from Canada right now. The sport is become enormously popular about with young people there. And also Toronto, particularly is incredibly diverse city. I think it's very Representative of the modern and be a twenty five percent of our league is composed players that were born. Outside the United States. So I think it's a it's a signal of sorts to a global market..
"adam silver" Discussed on Get Up!
"The field all that and more as we roll along here with another hour of get up, and I'm being told Adam silver is just a few minutes, away's, we're anticipating having the Commissioner of the NBA here in looking forward to that conversation with the NBA finals beginning tomorrow night with the raptors hosting Golden State, Jaylen will be flying at Toronto right after the show today and Dame Jones with us here this morning as well as we await the Commissioner. That's one thing we did not get a chance to address in our previous hour because the two were yelling at each other consequential end up blowing off completely a conversation. We were going to have that I think, is interesting, and let's take this moment here as we await Adam silver to preview these finals, and come at you made in our meeting this morning. I basically said this, I believe if Kevin Durant does not play that Steph curry and Klay Thompson have to combine for sixty points game. If they don't give the warriors sixty points game. I don't believe. The warriors win. I don't believe they win any game that those guys don't score sixty points in and you made a very interesting case in reaction to me about the pace at which you think this will be played well they don't necessarily have to score sixty points. But one thing that they have to do, and it's very, very important is they have to be fishing. And they cannot turn the basketball over because these are two really good defensive team. So it's not gonna be a lot of transition basketball is going to be a lot of half court sets, and you're gonna have to get a shot every single time. So been officiant, which passes your cuts and things of that nature is going to help you win. But what we see the warriors to what they just destroyed Portland with Jalen. And this is the warriors at their best is they get out in transition and they use that transition to turn it into threes. Unlike all teams punctuate their fast breaks with slam. Dunks. They like to punctuate their fast breaks with wide open threes. That's why I believe they need to do that. But DJ was telling me in the. Morning meeting today. He thinks that the pace of the series is going to be slow and the scoring will be comparatively lower. That's why picking the Toronto Raptors to win the series. And here's how will match. I will put Danny green on Steph curry, while he's struggling the suit, basketball, he still alive down. Defender cow on Klay Thompson. He's a terrific catch and shoot player. But the more times, he dribbles, the less efficient that possession becomes I will put Kawara Linter Andre eager Dala. And here's what I'll pa-past Cousy Arkham on Draymond green. The most effective and the most run play in the Portland trailblazers series was Steph curry peaking roles with looney and or drain mongering. I would put Kawai on so that now he becomes the Romer the helper to middle linebacker for that act, and that is where the absence of Kevin Durant, perhaps felt the most. Yes, in this series of Durant, is playing and is some semblance of himself from a health standpoint with his calf that becomes Kawais match. I end up starting bogeyed the match. With the sole so that plays into Toronto's hands as well. It really does. And if katie's able to play they get to that Hampton five lineup. Okay. And that's where they're better defensively with that lineup because they could switch, everything would pay. I understand that what I'm talking about is how much have to work on the defensive end. If you have him on a healthy Durant, then basically, you're putting him one on one with the best score in the game in one of the best goers in the history of the game if he's not. And he's guarding Andrea KC. That is a very different with no disrespect intended. That is very different workload on the defensive end for who was also their best offensive player and is it me but the happens are overrated..
"adam silver" Discussed on Get Up!
"Our Wednesday night baseball matchup series. Finale between the National League central leading cubs in the American League West leading Astros? Good matchup eighty Stor ninety SPN and the ESPN app, you can watch it tonight and you could watch on the ESPN app from absolutely anywhere. And here's something you don't see everyday. How about this star studded pairing at the pro-am at the memorial? This is Jack nNcholas share. But that's that's tiger. And that's Peyton playing together today. I've seen Peyton play golf, and he's actually quite good as many of the quarterbacks. I can't I got a job painting. I got a job, but Payton, which is running the jets. You don't want to he don't want. There is little chance. I wanted to bid on this the other day like what, what are things that are less likely than Peyton Manning taking the job as general manager of the jets, Dan loss. Game gonna Gulf tiger. Woods today. That's agreeing with me. Octagon. All right. What comes you wait? Now live from about the Heineken river deck pier seventeen and here's what's on the menu getting this on other things. Magic Johnson strongly defending himself last night on ESPN. And I for one was buying everything. He was selling you'll hear it. You'll decide if you agree or disagree. Meanwhile, Adam silver is on his way the Commissioner ready to answer all the questions as we get set for the NBA finals beginning tomorrow night on. The NFL could be looking at work stoppage in twenty twenty Dominique has the answers, you need to hear. If you wanna see your team on.