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2020 All-Star Game

The Woj Pod

33:36 min | 1 year ago

2020 All-Star Game

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O. J. to download your free guide. That's nuts dot com slash wounds to download your Free Guide. Seven key strategies to grow your profits net sweet any T. S. U. I t. e. dot com slash. Everyone welcome into the United Center in Chicago a Special Post Two thousand twenty NBA All Star Game Edition of the woods. Pod got a pretty good run here for you tonight. Starting with Atlanta's trae young sixers star Joel embiid and then the two Raptors Pascal and his coach Nick nurse who coached team jaanus tonight in a really remarkable entertaining one. Nba All star. Game is good as perhaps we've ever seen and we've got to of ESPN's finest here with US Maliki Andrews. Tim Bontemps the talk about Kobe. Bryant's impact on this night. The changes in the All Star game that led to a dramatic finish in the fourth quarter. And what's ahead here in the stretch. Run with the Lakers and clippers in the west with Milwaukee Toronto Philadelphia in the East. Let's get right to it trey. What was that like to be a part of tonight I it was it was special Kind of surreal for me. Being being that I looked up Guys I still still do. It was really surreal. A real for me and it was. It was great to be here and spend some time with. Did you think that the change of the rules played a big part? In how hard how competitive that game was. Played fresh air for sure we. We knew we weren't just playing. I mean through for ourselves for our organization Renewal Plan for a bigger reason for charity. Things like that so we have really wanted to fight in push and win every quarter because of that so I think that that rule was was was great for us. The the half court shot at the end of the quarter. It look you you make those a lot. We elect Ovid. You feel like involved have a moment here especially after my stats that I mean I was super close. Three weren't going in. Usually I throw up a prayer somewhere. That really shouldn't win but it does I'm kind of mad at myself when when those going because I was listening. Easier once but Yeah No I. I was happy when true when you think of this weekend. Back on it. Is there a moment that stays with your major feel like hey I'm I'm an NBA? All Star were hit. You think being introduced I think being introduced all star started really. That's the first time I've really sat in to me. I'm here and I mean for me to be in that moment. Being be introduced. That's really sat in that belong here. Thanks Trish I appreciate that Joel. What was that like to be a part of? I was amazing to me. I think he's was the best all-star game ever it was competitive. It was fun Being part of the best Our school the fourth quarter the competition level. Did you expect this coming in? Did you guys talk about wanting to maybe play his game at a higher level than we've seen in previous years the intensity of course we want to come out and be aggressive If you don't count the first quarter of like after that everybody juice play hard and again to the fore You know it was. It was cool You know everybody's you know and chargers Jaanus blocking shots and that I'm doing my thing in the post it was school. What did you think of it ending and a free throw? Is that a rule change yet. They definitely got to change it. I mean everybody plays basketball or one on one. Or whatever knows that you can you can win on the free throw on the free throw. That's gotta go. You GotTa School Bucket. Joe Thank you John Pascoe. Did you have any sense among the guys who are playing with or the guy? You're with all weekend here that this game was going to be played so hard it would be so competitive No I know identity but I mean there was talks about. We WanNa win win but I think you know watching other also gave him. I didn't know what to expect So but but it was. It's pretty intense. Man Felt like a playoff game out. There wanted to win and it was. It was a fun wizard. What was the emotion like the tribute? Jacoby before the game and thinking about his history in this all-star game. What was that like to be out in the Corby? Part of Man It was amazing thing you know the tribute was was beautiful singing and you'll have common magic like Superman was amazing and and just remembering Kobe in that manner and then having again being so competitive You know I felt like it was another tribute to him. So that was that was super super. That was super finding was emotional but I think you know it was. It was not the right way for for a kid who did not start playing basketball until much later than anybody else was on the court tonight to be to stand there during introductions and being introduced as an all star. Wh what did that feel like for? You verified amazing man just thinking about all the hard work and everything that we put up with until you judge me but my whole team you know Just a lot of work man blood sweat and tears and and being three years in and being an awesome man like everything and I just wanted to continue to get better. It just shows me that I won't stoppable and nothing can stop me up my mind is. We're not going to work the way I am. You know the sky's the limit. How much are you going to have to hear about? Kyle's charges from him for the next. I mean I don't think he's GonNa Brag about it just because he does it every day. Take charges every single day. I think you lose NBA. I think he leaves the word charges. Take nobody takes him in the All Star game. Well if you have like a competitive game you know. He changes everything and and did did he. Did you hear him say anything? After he took the one I colli. I was fun though. 'cause it was obviously charge to do what he does. Discount Pascal last thing. Do you feel like your team has a window here to chase Milwaukee in the east that you have a group that can get back to the finals again. I think we really confident on our team. Obviously you want to get everyone back healthy. That's the goal but at the same time and we really confident we would have when I team and and we're just GONNA go through to get better and and just cancel all the noise around us focused on us and our team Have Fun playing a game and consumer get better and and I think you know that's what we're doing right now I'll just. Hopefully we keep going down the half the season Can't wait to get back out there. You know I talked to my guy. I think you know is great that you're going to have them back and and go back through the the the the grand season and after where jam version you know we know that this policy the most important and come April May and June just WanNa play on August bastable. Thank you appreciate it nick. Did you have any sense that this game especially that fourth quarter was going to become so competitive among these guys leading into it today. I think I had some sense. I don't know is going to go to that level right. I didn't I think that there was a lot of talk about you. Know there's going to be more competitive There was some good talk in the locker room prior to the game. Even some of the players you know saying. Hey let's go set a tone. Let's don't worry about what they do. You know if they don't WANNA play how we're GONNA play hard. You know so you could sense a lot of that building as the game went on and that was continuing the halftime locker room and timeouts etc But man that was awesome. I mean what a what a competitive ending in a crowd on their feet was a pretty good night or basketball. Does it feel like this was a night? That was good for the game. Maybe bring maybe bring some prestige back to the All Star game because maybe it had been lost with years where everyone's trying to find a formula to make it to make what happened happened tonight for sure. I think that was the if you're going to get the best players in world all under the same roof and have them play like that. That's going to be something to watch Every year and and you're right. That was a big leap forward. Because I think I think the game had become almost unwatchable to be honest and it's gone from unwatchable too must see almost. Had you imagined the possibility that you'd use a coaching challenge Stidham. Yeah I was planning on using it whether it was going to be for real or not not not for real that I saved it all the way through the news on the very last play of the game but it was it was. It was playoff basketball. Man Guys will garden kind of every call was was contested by both teams every player on the floor. it was. It was playoff basketball. I asked Pascal this. To how long are you guys going to hear about? Kyle's to charges all star game. I don't know most most everybody's concern that I had him out there while he's throwing his body around hoping hoping nothing was happening. I kind of had mixed emotions about it. To be honest he was certainly doing. Kyle man always makes. It's the only way he knows how to play really. I'm glad glad he survived them though. Last thing that you've won a championship coach in the NBA Finals. But is there a moment during introductions as a career minor league coach overseas and G. League where you look around at the players around and he looked at in the locker room and said wow like how did I get here? Yeah I guess so a little bit tonight to be honest. It's a little bit. It's a little bit more. You're more in the middle of it all tonight. When you're out there on the stage getting introduced and and they're just so much more going on around that you can kind of take in you know in the finals. You're in your Locker Room. Kinda kinda escort in out and right to the bus out and you're you are pretty much. You know enclosed For those games you don't get a chance to kind of feel what's going on around round. You're much tonight. You could different different. Feel in general and I don't know I just like a lot of times it's gotta say it's gotTa keep working man get get get get to work and just keep doing my best in preparing the players in the team. You know like like sometimes really cool stuff happens. Thanks appreciate it. Thanks hiring the right. People is one of the best ways to help. Grow Your Business. But it shouldn't take away from your other priorities with Lincoln jobs. It doesn't have to Lincoln jobs screens candidates with the hard and soft skills. 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The greatest is the greatest all-star game in any sport certainly the greatest NBA All Star game. Right at least recently. It was fantastic. I mean being in that being in the arena for that game with the new L. Amending going one hundred fifty seven points. The players on both teams were completely into the game. The crowd is into the game. A playoff game players are screaming at the rafts. There playing hard defense or committing intentional. Fouls was really awesome. And you know. We've talked so much about Kobe. Bryant the last few weeks right his memory hanging over this game hanging over this weekend hangover the league. I think what you saw was two teams fully guys who wanted to go out and play really hard on legacy Kobe. Bryant a guy who basically the thing that everyone remembers about him as he played as hard as he could every single time we went on the court and that was the most fitting tribute those guys could have given to the one thing that I thought of with how competitive. This game wasn't thinking about Kobe. I remember being in the hallway. I guess it was two thousand twelve two thousand twelve or two thousand thirteen when Dwayne Wade crack. Kobe's knows and it was at the height of like the Miami Dade. Put the Miami team together and there was a lot of weight. Had History had good history with Kobe. But the Lebron. Kobe was intense at that point and Wade was taken up for his guy and I remember. Everybody kept talking about was an accident. It was unintentional. I remember seeing Kobe that night after his way out. I don't remember him feeling light but deep down he kind of I do remember this. He kinda liked even though he was the one who got cracked in those. I just remember he liked that. There was something in that game and I kind of thought about that tonight. When this thing was being played at a level that we just we haven't seen in all star game play. We haven't seen it in anything. I can remember when in the moment in the fourth quarter where I looked around the arena. It was a sold out. Crowd and every single fan was on their feet. And that's not usually something you see in the All Star game. You see people kind of trickling out early. You see people not maybe staying around to find out what happens at the very end and then the other thing that happened this weekend is both of you. Guys know the. Mvp Award was change. The name of it was changed to be the Kobe Bryant all-star Mvp Award Kia MVP award. And and and Yeah. Just drive out here from okay. Sorry Yeah but when Kawai was talking who won. That award was talking about that tonight. He was saying how he was someone who was personally inspired by coby and now he's going to be able to as people walk by us. We really are in the bowels. He's going to be able to look at his trophy case and see. Kobe's name and know that he was a guy who in the end was. What Tim is saying was was really playing. Hard playing defense playing on both sides of the floor and now he gets to look up and remember that you know under unfortunate circumstances now. He has this new link with Kobe Bryant. And that's something that he said was really special to him. Yeah I don't think certainly the timing of his passing kind of leading into all star weekend and in Chicago whether you know. There's a lot of talk about Jordan. And the greatest ever and coby very much wanted to be in that conversation and I think he certainly battled Lebron for that and in this generation and they it was just an unmistakable his presence and I think it will it certainly is going to linger in this game but you know there are very few players in that game tonight. Who is the one thing you always got? I think Dwayne Wade said this right when Kobe I passed you wanted to wanted Kobe. Validate you you wanted his approval and I think that was part of it tonight the way. These guys competed and you know before the game. The tributes right him it set a tone. There's no question one you couldn't escape it. It was everywhere. You turn this weekend from billboards driving around Chicago but certainly when you got in the arena and tonight there was a music playing. You had Jennifer Hudson singing with photos of him in the background you had a tribute from common and it was just Bam Bam Bam. It kept coming and then Lebron James said after the game that every time he watched team run back up the court he could see the two four on the back of his Jersey so even if they tried to kind of forget for a moment or just have fun or let loose. That was kind of hanging over everything and gave a little bit of a solemn tone. Was I think this game was good for the NBA? Talked to nick nurse after on the podcast here and you know he said like this game had become unwatchable. Yeah in recent years and the idea that he's using coaching challenge and the last few minutes of the game on. What was a pretty epic moment at the Rim? Lebron Janas the two captains the two top vote-getters to maybe the two best players in the world right now going head to head in the game on the line at the end it was pretty dramatic stuff. Well Look and look. Who's out there at the end of the game? Right you've got two way players on both sides you got kyle our out there instead of trae. Trae young knick nurse with this guy he's got Luca Danni pitch on the bench on the other side. Kabul's coaches going with guys are gonNA play defense. We're GONNA play hard right not going to turn the ball over you. You mentioned nurse using a challenge. Frank Volvos Challenge. There were multiple charges stake in two thousand over the place or intentional. Foul stake in. These are not things we talk about the All Star game right and the fact that they all transpired that fourth quarter and the other thing that stood out to the fact that there were no commercial breaks. Those guys were gassed. You could see like when the Brian pulled off from half court. I think part of that was just need a shot to going because I'm exhausted. And that just adds to the drama of it that all these guys are running out of gas running on fumes and they wanted to. They wanted to go out there and win the game for for Colby and come up with a win but the other thing is the first half and even the first three quarters. It didn't take away from the fact there was a little bit of A. You did still see the ads that you're used to it all star the impossible the improbable the things. You would not regularly. Cnn game you still got a flavor of that in the first half but then you really got down to the competition and so you kind of got the best of both worlds but what will be interesting to see is whether or not Adam silver in the NBA. Now take their victory laugh and say we fix this or you have pascal saying after the game. I don't think you should be able to win on free throws or will there be more coming in the future. You know the funny thing is no one's GonNa remember who won the game like the fact that Anthony Davis goes to the free throw line misses. The first makes a second to win it. What what really matters is you saw a fourth quarter where field goal percentage went from. I think maybe the mid fifties down into the mid thirties right players carrying. Yeah that's what you saw. That's what people remember. The players cared in the gas as somebody in two weeks whether it was team. Honest Team Lebron. That one and they're gonNA think tomorrow afternoon. The players will remember a most of them probably will but Yeah I certainly well. Because he hasn't won an all star yet. That's his goal. There's our you know Owen six man but I do think that like embiid same thing come on anybody play pick up basketball knows you can end on a on a free throw but yeah oh the. League we'll take a victory lap. I saw Tim Frank Artie. Pr LOVES TO TAKE. Should we send them flowers leaks? Guru was was taking a victory lap on twitter tonight. That's what the League but they deserve credit because they know in Chris. Paul deserves credit. Who went to Adam Silver and said? I think we should try. This watches the basketball tournament. Where this you lamenting has really become a popular thing and I gotta give everybody credit. It was an awesome experience. It was just fun to watch man. It was fun to be there. You know I was reading about how all star tickets. The pricing had soared as you got closer and closer to the game and I just. I can't imagine this not becoming an even hotter ticket next year. Because it's actually fun it's not GonNa be a hotter seen behold or ticket ecstasy. We have Indianapolis Indianapolis Cleveland and Salt Lake Lake. And then we're Winnipeg Redmond after that Bir maybe maybe north maybe farther north of ninety nine energy energy drink company. Send OUT COATS. 'cause we might need some of those we'll work on. Indianapolis was actually. I've been to the final four in India I love. Indianapolis is a tremendous basketball on like Cleveland. Chicago is but actually having a final having an all star weekend where there's pretty pretty tight downtown from the arena. The hotels it's a great city million for not complaining about it and actually Salt Lake. Salt Lake isn't necessarily cold this time of the show. But it's not I know we'd all like it L. A. Miami are Hawaii. Anyone WanNa Destination Scotts turf builder. 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Management was in the was not gonNa Miss The skills challenge in his hometown. And and Marcus Morris. Trying to fit in figure out you know figure out a chemistry with his group. But what do you do the to? La Teams now is we start kind of rounding third and heading for head for the playoffs. I mean from my perspective. You right now. The clippers are up three nothing even four. Nothing maybe you go back to the summer got Leonard. They've won the first two meetings. And then they got Marcus Morris. Those were the four times when they went head to head this year. Clippers swept him and I think when you look at that match up you know. I think the Lakers probably should feel pretty good about being able to beat the rest of the competition in the West. But if they have to line up against the clippers the evidence we have to. This point makes pretty clear. The clippers are the security. I mean I I would have to agree with that. It seems like the Lakers have put together a really strong roster. They've come out and they were really strong heading into the all star break. They were able to fix a lot of their little issues. It they seem to be having with their roster but for whatever reason the clippers seemed to be able to be a really good match for them whether or not. That's because they have these crafty guards that can get around them whether or not it's because they're so deep whether or not it's because they're so well coach but I also think what's interesting with the clippers is they have this chemistry that has seemed carryover even with the two new guys that they've S- three new guys that have been fitting in the they've really been able to keep that team identity or the Lakers of kind of been starting from scratch in that way. And then you can't overlook you know what happened with the death. Kobe Bryant and how that kind of through that organization a little bit so if they will be able to just keep steamrolling ahead and moving forward what? I'm saying that the clippers have that The Lakers around as they have multiple guys guard. Lebron James and the Lakers have no one who can guard Kawhi Leonard. That's why the Marcus Morris thing was so critical because he was a guy that if he came to the Lakers he could guard Kawhi and now they have no one like that. And when you look at the Lakers games this year against the clippers the box the sixers and the Celtics. Lebron struggled and all the things that they have in common or big physical wings. Second Guard Lebron trouble. Yeah I just I. You worry about health though with the clippers because they've not been able to keep that team on the floor. Leonard. It's Ben he's not gonNA play back to backs and it's been more rest with him. But Paul George has had some these nagging. Those nagging Groin Hamstring. That sometimes keep recurring. And that's what you worry about. I think like just got hurt in the last game before the all-star break in Boston exactly and I think the one thing about this Laker team is with the exception of that The fall that Anthony Davis took that lower back which was just a bruise. They've been durable. Lebron Anthony Davis have been available. And I do like I think. Top to bottom the clippers are deeper. They have a stronger bench mark. Marcus Morris was a critical pickup. But like if you're the clippers I think you're still worried about health and That's you know that to me is going to be real telltale for them in post also a team. That relies very heavily on three guys. Pg and Lou Williams score for them they don't have a lot of guys kaput ball make a play we seen. Lou Williams play. Maybe quite the same level has in the past like they are in a perfect team. And I and I think the Marcus Morris deal allows them to maybe not play now. You've got a closing line of two way players. And now Lou Williams I think takes more of more. I don't know that you're going to see him in those closing situations when they're at full strength. No question I mean that that's been one of the things I've wondered about this going all the way back to the off season when they put it together was could Lou Williams. The Guy doesn't Really Guard. Anybody play critical moments like we saw last year with the raptors. They won the guys who can play at both ends. We saw that against the box right. I mean that was a big reason why they got through and really won that series on the final. So you know I just. I really can't underscore that. Marcus Morris pickup. I think was huge for them. Keeping away from the Lakers and for the variety thinks he can do for them. And then last thing Milwaukee. Toronto BOSTON PHILADELPHIA. Raptures finally lost before the all-star break After winning fifteen in a row do do we take the raptors seriously as legitimate a legitimate threat to the box again in the east the No the short answer is no. I mean I combed Leonard made such a huge difference for that raptors team and I know that in the regular season the bucks were able to get a little cocky because they did win. I believe three out of four meetings against the raptors. And then they kind of crumbled in the Eastern Conference finals but coli was a Yana stopper in that series And the thing that Mike Boone holes are told me last year was what they were. Betting on was that the bucks system wouldn't fail for out of Seven Games that system that requires four shooters to be on the floor creating space for honest but Janas got better. He's now able to kind of create space for other people. He's a better shooter. They lost Kawhi LEONARD AND. I just think that I was really impressed by that. Raptors streak just like. I'm really impressed by that drill down but I don't think I I. It will be interesting to see if the rappers can hold onto that to seat. I know they're motivated to continue what they started before this break. But Milwaukee is far ahead of any other team in the East right now the thing about the raptors. It's funny from where they were before is up until last year. There is a team that lost right. There is a team that failed and now that they got over the mountaintop last year without Kawhi they believe they can beat everybody and they have total confidence in Milwaukee for Boston for Philly Miami and a win and they think they can beat anybody now can they. We'll see I mean they do have some flaws. They wanted to get more offensive punches. The deadline they were unable to do that. Look I think is far as beating. Milwaukee goes it's to your point. Can the box actually follow through four out of seven times? All the way through the East in Michael Knowles our system and Ken Philly FA team the most sculptural team in the league. That when they're at home looks all time and on the road as marketers. The Knicks can they show up in the playoffs every single game because they in my opinion still have the highest ceiling of any of these eastern conference teams and if they show up the way they're capable of in the in the Eastern conference playoffs despite all the issues. They've had they can still get out of the ISA finals guys. They are tearing up the press room at the United Center. It's cue to get out of here. Go home so we will. We will head into the rest of our all star break here get out of Chicago in the morning and thanks for hanging out guys. I appreciate it. Thanks there's crispy and then there's crispy try our new and improved Tyson crispy chicken strips crispy just got crispy.

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"They Fixed The NBA All-Star Game"

The Lab

51:49 min | 1 year ago

"They Fixed The NBA All-Star Game"

"Open-ended the CIA tweets. What are you doing are the Control Room? Hey there welcome to take down the shore. The hot takes the sports world. Meet the numbers that proved them right or tear them down. Today is February. Eighteenth Twenty twenty. And I'm Sarah Ziegler the sports editor here at five thirty eight. I'm joined in the studio. By senior sportswriter. Neil paintime. Hello those weird voice. I'm just trying to change things up opener I like it. That's great on the line from Los Angeles is five thirty eight. Contributor Jeff Foster. Hey Jeff. Hey Sara how are you good you having a weekend? Yeah it was great. I mean I was mostly just a all star weekend. I was glued. I I had a full time. Babysitter cleared the schedule. I've watched every second of it. I feel like the only part of that might have been true. Is that you got a babysitter now. Not even that. Did you guys happen to catch the end of the Daytona five hundred? I guess today well you mean the Daytona five hundred. That got rained out on Sunday right. So Yeah so after twenty laps on Sunday. The race was postponed because of downpours. So they restarted on Monday. There were several crashes but the one that was the most horrific happened in the last lap. Driver Ryan Newman was racing toward the finish line. For what would have been his second win at the race when he was hit from behind by Ryan Blaney Denny Hamlin Pass for repeat victory. Newman's car went. Airborne hit the side slips several times dot. Hit was on fire and then skidded to a stop. It was it was terrifying. That was one of the worst rex. I think I've ever seen in you. And I are like Aficionados of wrecks after doing a lot of research on like you know various auto racing incidents over the years but the great thing about it is that although Newman's injuries are serious. They're not life threatening and to be honest when you look at a record like that. That's a win. Yeah it was. It was scary. Well the whole thing was scary. He didn't just walk away. Which really lately. There haven't been that many crashes that required a driver to be you know extricated. I mean nowadays. The technology of the car is so much better that drivers can usually walk away from these kinds of crashes and so that had everyone's super worried at first because you couldn't really tell what was going on whether he was going to be okay took like our screens. Yeah get an update. Ultimately he was okay. The wreck was terrifying and it occurs to me that I may be known ever want drive again after seeing these kinds of guys like I'm good. Don't drive it two hundred miles per hour all right tone of motor speedway right. Let that be a lesson to all. That's something I can safely avoid. I think on today's show we'll look at the NBA All Star game and what it can tell us about the rest of the season. We'll unpack the controversy around. Manchester City's banned from Champions League. And we'll take a deep dive into data with our rabbit hole of the week the NBA. All Star weekend featured tributes to Kobe Bryant. A slew of rule changes surprisingly fierce competition and a bit of controversy the All Star game which featured a format change that concluded in fourth quarter. Sprint to one hundred fifty. Seven points looks more like a playoff game than it did. An exhibition match up. Here's Doris burks reaction to the game on. Espn I take. They fixed the All star. Game in my estimation I think other leaks need to look at this throughout the course of the game. It elevated in terms of its competitiveness. We spoke in many times on this show about how underwhelming all star Games can feel. Neil does this change to the rule seem to have fixed it as burke suggested in the take. I mean sort of At the end it certainly felt very competitive. They were I know it was a radical concept. They were actually playing defense at the end of the game And so to that extent it did make the finish of the game interesting hard-fought it's still didn't fix the problem of player effort and defense in the early stages of the game. I mean I I think the first quarter score was fifty three to forty one in a quarter but You know maybe that's what we want out of an all star game. Even before this rule change we had seen especially with the adoption of the player versus player draft format that in the final few minutes. If it's close the the player start to actually try their some pride on the line certainly money for charity on the line And that was true even before this new format and I think that this year's change just made like the whole fourth quarter that way because they didn't know you know there wasn't a set amount of time until the game ended. It was just all about like possession for possession. This game can last as long as you want. And it lasted a long time in the sense that they were not making shots at the same rate anywhere near the same rate in that fourth. Quarter as they were In like the first three quarters I kinda liked it because it felt like especially the first two quarters. The third quarter ended up in a tie that in that quarter but the first two quarters felt like that like you know tons of offense of the previous also games and then we got we also got actual defense team plays so we sort of got the best of both worlds of like. Does anyone actually enjoy the version of the All Star game that we've grown so used to where they're just sort of lackadaisically walking down the cordoned throwing lobster each other with no defense? I mean what is who said even four this point I think the alley oops are fun like twice but you can see just from the reaction from this game this little tweak that everyone's like Oh my God it was the best all star game ever. We were wrong. The gimmicks this is great turns out basketball's more exciting when teams are trying. What a concept defense right. How do we ever not realize this? I mean it seems so obvious to me that we've gone through this a few times and again I'm I'm in favor a of novelty and You know experimenting using these All Star Games as a petri dish but the only one of the All Star Games. That's interesting is baseball. Because it's closest to the actual product. So anything you're going to do to move the NBA. All Star game closer to what we see in well particularly playoff basketball is gonna be better to me. It seems obvious that it was a good move and you know maybe they should go even farther with us. I think I'll start tournament. Nhl Style every every game is a race to twenty four points and it's just all the the fourth quarter it just is the All Star game. Yeah that would be really. We didn't really need the first three quarters right. We just didn't really need it. I mean it set up the one team ahead one team needing to come from behind which I guess you want that narrative. No I don't think so. I think that starting them off at zero zero and then raced a twenty four. Would even make it. You know it's closer. Going in the players would try even harder. Yeah and we want guys getting you know going all out and getting injured meaningless exhibition game. I did enjoy the tweets afterwards. Like okay do the pro bowl next fix the other fixed the other leagues next fixing now. That's probably true so the game was set up with a tribute to Kobe. Bryant as a crucial component the target score for the end of the game was twenty four points. More than the point. Total of the leading team after three quarters. Neil do you think that the Kobe themes of the night played a role in the game? Increased Energy I do. I mean there's no way to really prove it but I do feel like Especially when we saw toward the end when a shot could have been like the game winner we saw some guys trying some crazy shots to just be the iconic you know game winner to get to the to the number almost like it did feel like it was in the spirit of Kobe. Trying to take a shot. Some of them were like ridiculous. Heat checks by Lebron like a foot inside half right. Maybe that was a little bit much And contributed to the bad field goal percentage and we have to talk about the fact that a free throw ended the got the team to the to the twenty four point target. What do you guys think about that? Because there was a lot of controversy around that and people saying especially on the losing team saying field goal should decide which I agree with. I feel like it was a little anti-climactic maybe it was a consequence of the harder Defense being played because there were like actual fouls happening in the fourth. Quarter this game. Two and guys. We're going to the free throw line. But it was a little weird. Anthony Davis makes a free throw. It's over like you gotTa win on a on a shot from the field right. I. I'm just full of country takes today but I kinda disagree. I think like there was drama. If what you need is drama for the last shot you got it with his missed free throw is I miss free throw and then there was drama drama. Can there be around a shot that only has at best like a thirty percent chance of missing or whatever you say that things that have a thirty percent chance okay. We go there Sara. Sorry he didn't have to go there. There's no reason to think that would happen again. I mean I mean it could happen again but it won't necessarily happen again. I mean it was a little bit of just bad luck in terms of making as dramatic as possible. I mean couldn't they also make you win by two? Wouldn't that solve it? I don't think that would have solved it here. They did win by two even with the it was one fifty seven to one fifty five. We're in by three. What about window? That's not normal. Nobody I you know I do feel like it's like tennis. The win by two mentality should be in there even. If it's not exactly two right right. Sure that's what I meant to win by two mentality that replaces the Mamba mentality boy or maybe refs. Just you know no fouls no fouls when a team is on brink of winning. Well I kind of agree with that too. I don't disagree with that because you know if we're talking about playground rules which is the spirit of the draft. You know in the two cats getting to pick sides in playground like you know you're GonNa have to score a bucket from the floor to win. Fouls can happen. You call you know you can call your own fouls but that just means you get to take it out and go again for another possession that there's not like free throws involved but if you want all rules if you want the game to mimic a real game to be close to a real game. Oh we're way past that way but that was fun right that it felt more like a real game. I'm with Sarah. I'm for I'm for the free throws you've come as I said before the closer. You get a real basketball. The better so free throws are fine. I'm sorry it ended that way. I'm sorry it didn't end. On some crazy lob dunk that which is really all they do at the All Star game anyway but it ended on an actual real basketball scenario. That's what's so interesting like free throws are things that don't happen in the All Star game when no fouls are being called and it's and there's no defense being played so this part I felt like that was actually fine. I'm complaining about just just for the sake. Okay all right good to know and it was really interesting to see there. Were very few there were substitution. Sort of at the beginning of the fourth quarter and then the teams just stuck with those lineups for the rest of the game because you did see like trae young and I think Don Chech- they were the starters but then they didn't play In favor of like more defensive-minded minded guys like kyle our Kyle lowry playing. You know crucial minutes at the also charges very on band Jasdaq. Yeah this kind of make sense. Why Kyle lowry was there? You know I mean he's not the guy who's GonNa you know. Wow you with acrobatic plays but taking charges because this new world order this is the new all star game where defense matters. I liked that aspect of it. I'm all for coaches really seemed to buy in and they took obviously trae. Young is statistically showboats. Right exactly TRAE. Young is like one of the worst defensive players in basketball and so they were like. Oh man you know now that this. This is like the player we want for the first three quarters of the. All Star game your first three quarters guy. Yeah but then. Now it's the fourth quarter. This is serious business bringing in Kyle lowry now. It counts now count accounts. It's still doesn't count well so I think that the reason why they didn't make the subs though is because well once they got kinda rolling into it. It was all about the competition In those players I think would not have wanted to to come off under any circumstances but also the fact that you didn't really know when the game would end or how much longer there would be in the game because of the the Weird L. Amending scoring system you know and the fact that the twenty four points that they added on to the leading teams score by normal all-star standards that would have taken like a half a quarter at most So I think maybe they were like look. We don't know how long this is. GonNa take so. Let's just roll with it. And then when they started actually playing defense. They're like well. It's too late now. We can't like make subs and pull some of these guys out on this stage right. Also they were all playing really. Well I mean going into the defense was working. Crates WAS YEAH. I of a suggestion here me out since we can do whatever we want. Now with the All Star game. What if they made the subs? Once you were sub down. You couldn't come back in the game so it's a little bit. I guess I'm just trying to make everything like the baseball all star game but it added a little more tactics on one. You deploy certain players when you take the amount and how you can structure lineups. Think about that. That's interesting although mind-blowing would we know so that would mean like you wouldn't start the game with like Lebron you might actually start with a weaker lineup or you or more balanced lineup or you might wait and see who the other team puts on the court and you know hockey style tried to match up. Certain guys you'd stagger the stars. I like that I try to change every aspect of this because it needs improvement. I hate the NBA. All Star game. I'm not shy about making that point. I can't stand it I find unwatchable so you should be in charge of changing it. Then maybe maybe me I think yeah. I mean if we're borrowing for hockey. They should just make subs in the middle of the play okay. That's one of the many things that I don't understand that at all anyway. The highlight of the all-star weekend is usually the famed dunk contest. This year's competition did not disappoint requiring an additional two rounds of competition before a Derek Jones. Junior of the Miami Heat finally claimed a single point. Victory over Orlando's Aaron Gordon. Despite Gordon's final round dunk over seven foot five Taco fall robbery Marion. We'll get to that. There was a lot of controversy over the judge's decision. Okay so I personally felt that Jones deserved the win. In the first Tiebreaker Round Jones had the dunk from the side where the ball is tossed off the side of the backboard and then went through his legs. And then Gordon did his third dunk of the night over. Chance the rapper. Which was my first problem there. But it was a carbon copy of previous dunk. Jones had done over two dudes instead of just one but I might be outnumbered here I think. What did you guys think of dust? First of all? I think Gordon did that just to show like. Hey you did this dunk. I can do this dunk but I also did my other. Dunks were better than your dunks and I mean Gordon was the better dunker I think consistently throughout the contest. He did more interesting dunks. You probably disagree. And that's not what it's about but I think the scoring system and the way the judge's work are like have poisoned the contest because first of all they because we know who the judges are able to kind of Chit Chat with each other at the scoring table. There's a lot of collusion going on. There's collusion between like some of the judges in some of the competitors like Derek Jones. Junior is friends with Dwayne Wade. But the fact is that they'll start out first round early on. Maybe they'll give like an eight you know. That's like the lowest. Unless you just outright I dunno just do like the BLANDEST DUNK. Possible or just don't even get a dunk in the lowest that they'll give you as an aide on a ten point scale so then once we get to the end and Derek Jones and Aaron Gordon are doing like legitimately insane dunks that some of which we've never seen before there's nowhere to go once you've given a ten by the final dunk of the first round. That's like the Max you can possibly do. And so I think combined that with the fact that there's a lot of like peer pressure and everybody is sort of you know feels hated on if they get less than an eight on a dunk from any of the judges In the first round that the scoring system just gets way out of whack and then all of a sudden we have to have like this dunk off of of consecutive fifties Seven consecutive fifties in the in the final round or whatever. It was Just to decide who wins in in. The you know haven't helped the person that gets a nine instead of a ten from one of the judges in that determined who wins. I think they should be comfortable saying like look a five out of ten is an average dunk contest dunk. There's no shame in a five out of ten but give yourself more wiggle room in the judging. So that a ten really is legitimately like an all time great dunk instead of just feeling like a perfunctory ten. Because it's like pretty impressive and you don't WanNa like make anyone mad. I feel like that's the biggest problem with the dunk contest. Right now wonder if it was anonymous. Yeah I think it should be anonymous to know. I think terms of the judging. I think no player would submit themselves to this. If it meant they were going to be embarrassed and get a low score then totally like you would have to radically change so be like look. This isn't the same as past years. You can't compare these dunks directly to previous years like anyone's doing that anyway. I mean maybe literally I'm the only me and Jeff would be the only people that would go onto wikipedia and try to like compare multiple years dunk scores to other so. I'm literally done that. Our boss nate silver suggested on twitter. That every judge should get an eleven that they can use once. I like that too. That's kind of fun right. It's a little ridiculous that we have to make it. Go to eleven to until dissolve that but that would be one way around it I will say there is a video on youtube which is called every fifty point dunk in and I started watching it the other day during downtime and then I realized you know it was like a covers like Vince Carter spud Webb. I was like okay. You know Jordan from the freezer or line and then I realized the video was fifteen minutes long. And they're like a hundred and fifty of these so obviously there's a problem. There's way too many fifties. I think you're right. I think it should be like a rare thing that you you don't necessarily see every year or you need to somehow reset the scoring. I'm not saying they go. Maybe they should but all figure skating and make it highly convoluted and you have Execution Score and creativity score in a difficulty score and then you see the scores. Come up and you don't even know whether it was good or bad But I'm saying they need to sort of reset it so that there is something people are spiring. Do that isn't necessarily done every year. If that makes sense and by the way he did not clear Taco fall takaful bent his head down. That is my big problem with so what you guys are saying about the scoring totally true but in that last round neither of those dunks got fifties. The judges did sort of at least a couple of them gave nine. I think so no with. Everyone was so amazed by jumping over TACO fall. He didn't job over him he jumped. He's smashed his head you you don't get credit for jumping over a 7-foot-5 guy if that dumb for five almost loses his head okay. Fine then he should have brought out a seventy two guy and then like that would have been fine. He said he tried to get shocked to do it and shack declined. So TACO was his second choice or a lot of talk guys on the sidelines. Here seven feet tall yawn is so pack. Huntington Dunk Dover Janas interco who is six foot. Eleven it's basically in clear him so that was my. That was my biggest problem there. You're right Erin. Gordon's dunks overall. We're more creative but it's not accumulative scoring thing maybe it should be but it wasn't in the dunk contest this weekend. And so they couldn't people can't be like well he should have won because he had all the the fifty point dunk early on well. Those didn't count early on. And that's part of the thing but if we had eleven's those would have been like a fifty five point two sir later on sure. Maybe so yeah who no. But then you gotta decide when you're GonNa deploy eleven the whole thing. You wait till the very end. I also think you know if we're talking about a one time use eleven one like a one time use of each dunk type or like typology in the contest. So it's like you can only jump do the like I'm jumping over a tall guy thing like once. Yes or what about this guy's here? Here's my ultimate fix. The type of dunk is set for around and every dunker has to do that type of dunk So we're comparing jump over tall dude. We're comparing windmills. Are you know rock baby or whatever. I don't hate that. And then you can see it more clearly head-to-head what's better and who's doing it in a more creative twist or whatever rain very different kinds of time and they tried that at some point because I remember the head the wheel of dunks which was highly unpopular probably because they called it the wheel of dunks and they would go out and they would spin a wheel and it would have like different dunk types and whatever it landed on was what you had to do. The players hated it but maybe it was just an idea that was ahead of its time and needs to kind of come back. I feel like so. There's still a lot left of the NBA season. But it finally feels like a manageable number of games. Maybe what are we excited about looking ahead to the playoffs? Neil what are you most excited about? Well I'm excited to see the bucks. And whether they can kind of parlay this amazing regular season in to a championship. Because you know I I wrote about this a few weeks ago. They're on like a seventy one pays. They're really having like one of the all-time great regular seasons. But it's happening in an era. Where maybe we don't care as much about regular season accomplishments. Also they play in Milwaukee. So it's a lot easier for them to kind of fly under the radar so. I'm just excited to see them in the playoffs. And kind of you know when when the regular season is over if they can kind of translated into a championship this year. Yeah for sure Jeff. What about you? What are you most excited about? I'm sort of interested in the Raptors. Who have been really unbelievable lately and doing so without Leonard but still a lot of guys who have won a championship. I'm interested to see if they really really if if if anyone in the east can challenge the box and certainly I think they're the most intriguing option currently. I'm also sort of interested in the Pelicans if they make the playoffs I think we have them at fifty five percent now obviously with Zion. They're a totally different team. And I think the MBA would love to have him in the playoffs just for the pure excitement value. So that's that's probably up there as well in the West. What about user? I'm always interested to see how the model does and who the model likes Gomaa Take Schill. No no I'm interested to have emerged. You want to sell to always fivethirtyeight dot com slash door No I really interested because there are a couple of teams that are model has liked more than I have liked really her philly being one of them that the mile thinks very highly oven thinks that the talent is there the way that team has fit together so far. This year hasn't really worked. I'm also fascinated by the rockets are model has the rockets as the highest current rated team. And they are sort of the conventional wisdom about them. Right now is that they're going so short. Which as a short person I love but like can they actually compete you know? Can Anyone Guard Anthony Davis when they played the Lakers that really remains to be seen and so the conventional wisdom is very down on Houston right now and yet our model still loves them? So I'm I'm fascinated to see how that plays out. Once we get into the playoffs and weather their lack of height hurts them or whether they can thrive as as short people who are still six six so we currently have the sixers a better chance to make the finals in the books set. Correct that is correct. By one percentage point but yes that is correct which is interesting. I mean the talent Philly has a thought of talent and they just haven't quite translated that into wins so far so we'll see how things play out over the rest of the season. Let's pause for a quick word from this week. Sponsor ziprecruiter hiring is challenging. But there's one place you can go where hiring is simple fast and smart and growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Quotable co-founder Gretchen hubner experienced. 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Ziprecruiter DOT com slash takedown? That's ZIPRECRUITER DOT COM. Slash takedown T. A. K. E. D. O. W. N. Over the weekend the Union of European Football Associations or UEFA banned Manchester City from competing in its games including the Champions League for the next two years ended. Assess the soccer club. Fine of thirty million euros. Manchester City is accused of violating UEFA club licensing and financial fair play regulations by overstating its sponsorship revenue and break even information from twenty twelve to two thousand sixteen. The two year ban from one of the world's most coveted competitions is a severe punishment for the club. That has really shaped English soccer over the past decade. Here's Robbie Earle on the to Robbie's podcast with his reaction to the ban. It is unusual. It's an absolute massive shocking. You ice cold. The people on an atomic bomb to help break this all down. We're joined by someone whose name you hear every week but is making an on air on Mike Debut Tony Chow. Our Guy in the control room. Thanks for being here Tony. Hello thanks for having me. It's so weird being on this side of the table. I'm just glad everyone can get. Who's man in the Control Room? Is it just on autopilot right now? Honestly just really proves little. I do back there because I hit the button. I can be here leave every every week. This is the lights are bright and now it's hot in here on Fan. You know this is. This is good for us. Roll our doing. Those lights are bright. It's hot how do you do this? So let's talk about why. This is such a significant moment for the sport and how this could possibly restructure European soccer. I kneel how exactly did man city allegedly violate UEFA rules to get into this? We have to rewind the clock to two thousand eight. That was when she commenced. You're a member of the Dhabi. Royal Family Bought Man City and he started spending a lot of cash on superstar players for the team. And the way that these rules work is in order to spend more money on the team. You have to offset that by income to the team and so the way that it seemed like it was above board was. There's this Company ETI I'd Airways which updates sponsorship deal with Man City to sixty seven and a half million pounds to help pay for all the players will. That's within the rules. If that was how would actually happen but there were. These hacked e mails leaked and published in the German News. Magazine Der Spiegel The which I love. They had the the subject line on the emails was it was something like cash flow which is not at all suspicious but basically the emails shed light on the fact that this was not really above board that the contribution by ti which by the way is owned by the same private Equity Company. That sheikh man sewer also has heavy involvement with The it was only a limited direct contribution of eight million pounds from the sponsorship Toward Man City and the rest of the deal sort of came out of man's tour's own pocket or at least from the Private Equity Fund. That's against the rules so you can't sort of route money From yourself through a sponsor and then into your club to be able to pay for players according to these financial fair play laws you have to. You know every dollar that you spend on players has to basically come from what they deemed to be a legitimate source. That's the root of all of this. I think I'm going to start subject lining all of my emails Mike Crimes and and see what happens. Tony. What's the function of these regulations? What is your wife trying to avoid by putting rules like these into place? I think the point of UEFA when it was first implemented was to prevent clubs from losing money a lot of clubs at that time was hemorrhaging a lot of money. These regulations were put in place to help stabilize the market opponents. Say That will now. These rules are kind of keeping the rich clubs rich and the poor clubs poor in preventing upward Mobility Club. So that you have these super teams and you're not allowing other clubs to like get richer and drew capping how much they're able to spend based on the revenue and is it kind of a case of trying to save teams from themselves almost by having this place and forcing them to spend within their means. It's like a natural cap on how much money the that everyone spends on players exactly. It's so if you have really really wealthy owners to try to prevent owners from pudding how much money they want to clubs so yeah in a way it is to make sure that club spend within their means and kind of protect them from selves. Well it's kind of like the old money versus new money thing like the teams that have always been rich are big names and they're gonNA attract star players no matter what and so then these up and coming teams are going to have a harder time if they can't offer the big exactly like keeping the upper crust upper cross. You have the means to spend more on players if you don't have good players right. Is there a comparison to this that we can draw in other sports like a luxury tax sort of thing it does seem sorta like the salary caps and stuff that we have in the US where it's also designed to kind of keep rich owners from just out spending everyone and even baseball where there's no salary cap per se has a luxury tax? And we saw it with the we talked about the Mookie. Betts trade of the red sox you know feeling compelled at least somewhat financially to to trade away a great player rather than spend more to keep him. So it's these are all mechanisms it seems like to in some ways. Depress player salaries In a Lotta ways or at least you know. Instead of letting the market spiral ever upward for for players in have teams get into bidding wars and end up spending a tremendous amount. There's like this Bilton mechanism to govern. How much and be like whoa there. You're spending too much on these guys you know. May maybe you WanNa rain it in a little bit. If you'll stricter than the luxury tax though because the amount of wealth we're talking from some of these owners if it was just like a luxury tax situation they'd be like I don't mind paying like what thirty million that they put on me and said he is really nothing. It's like the two year ban from Japanese League Beto which could cost them three hundred like maybe as a problem but even then if it was a luxury tax I don't think they would mind paying tax the differences like whereas a salary cap or luxury taxes done in the name of parody. This is Kinda done in the name of status quo where you've essentially a protecting the old guard from having some new team with you know and I think there's something pretty xenophobic about it. Having foreign money come in just by themselves into relevance instead the old established brands that have already making a ton of money will stay on top. So it's a little bit different there this notion that if you're you know trying to make a splash in the English league or any of these leagues you're not GonNa be able to do it quickly. And what we saw in the lat this century that Man City did it quickly so in some ways it probably could have been expected well and it's interesting. That man cities defenses olive. Our opponents are coming after us. Because we're good which yeah Kinda right. That's a valid argument. You can see why they think that the people who have been most outspoken about how Manson has built team are the teams that they are beating for Premier League titles. So you can understand where they're coming from man's that he says it will appeal the ruling to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport which I love as quickly as possible. Jeff how could that play out trip play on for a long time? They're going to obviously fight this with all the money at stake. And and wanting to keep their coach and keep their star players essentially. It's a problem because there's no no one's GONNA WANNA go or stay on a team that especially in this elite level is not going to be in the Champions League for two years so I think they're gonNA fight it with everything they have and there was one report that they said they have evidence that you venison. Psg have done the same thing and it could get really ugly. It's not like UEFA is some beacon of good practice so it it'll probably get complicated and I think ultimately I think they'll probably probably get knocked down to one year but who knows. I think it'll get tied up in the courts for a while and they have they have a lot. There's no restrictions on how much they can spend on lawyers. As far as I can tell so I think they certainly have more money than UEFA. It's going to get like messy messy messy and it's GonNa be it's GonNa go on for a long time. Jeff said I have a hard time seeing them. Get rid of being completely. Maybe one year. But they're gonNA fight this very very hard rumors are they have a docket not just inventors. Nps Jeep but like a docket of other teams have violated FCC and are not afraid to kind of share it with UEFA share. And I can understand why you wouldn't want that but like does that actually help. Nancy's case can you get away with saying other teams violated at two? Is that good enough defense I? I'm not sure they're trying to put on a situation. Where okay you can go ahead and ban this team and that team and all these very popular teams. I mean obviously wouldn't play out like that but I think technically if they established that you know these other teams need to come in review. They could give you a cold feet in theory. I guess about a really going down this road. The other interesting part of this to me. Is that if you wafer loses this if Manchester City is able to fight it successfully. There's no way they'll ever be able to enforce any financial restrictions right. I mean this cases sort of the bellwether for whether UEFA can run these hugely profitable teams within their rules for sure and it kind of felt like that when the news broke on last Thursday or Friday. I think we're sharing all our sports in soccer channels in slack because like Oh my God. What's going to happen now? Nobody knows because it's man city because of their history you know that they're gonNA fight this tooth and nail and they apparently have irrefutable evidence that they are all within the rights of what are under financial fair play so it is like a bellwether because we're not sure what's going to happen going forward now and was this kind of like a house of cards that was bound to fall eventually because of the way the these teams operate and also the fact. They're doing it across like multiple different countries. And you know having to kind of work it out on such a grand scale it. It seemed like something like this was inevitable. Yeah I think every year you you hear these murmurings of like how they signing these players but the the weird thing is for Man City in this case it was actually the the period that they're talking about between twenty twelve in two thousand sixteen. It was before when they sign those like fifty million dollar fullbacks. It was before those humongous signings so every year though you heard these memories of weight Harley doing this but his house. Ps genuine this. So yeah it was eventually going to happen. This was some club was gonNA get hit with this and not just a transfer ban from one or two season. This is like an unheard of banned for two years well and PS G. An unmanned city had already been fined. Then these hacked emails came out and this whole other trove of information that is all bringing it back up so it does kind of seem like it's not GonNa so I'm GonNa just go away really protect two step verification guys like. Let's really protect your emails. So it's also possible that the premier league could punish city. The League doesn't have the same fair. Play rules as UEFA but it does have its own requirements for authentic financial records. So they could see you know maybe a points penalty or something like that or titles being rescinded again whole wild world. We have no idea what's going to happen by a point deduction titles rescinded. Who knows but more? Interestingly this year like what happens with them being eliminated next year is where I think. Every fan has like new hope. I know we had just nothing race. The the unless you're a Liverpool fan like this premier league was not super interesting and now all of a sudden there are like six teams vying for two spots in the Champions League. If all of this holds up and suddenly suddenly very exciting right yet and I think it isn't like Jeff said. I have a hard time seeing both years being re if when they appeal so no matter where I think next season you're not gonna see man. Sitting in the Champions League so that fifth spot in the Premier League is a Champions League spot for everybody Sheffield United Teams are stored Manchester United. Had had a seven percent chance to make. Champions League then this news plus them beating Chelsea and suddenly there through five percent to make it. It's a it's a whole new world today. We were talking for a while. How to even have this reflected in our model. Yeah because we had man city basically qualify for Champions League right. They had the second spot pretty much shown up. Yeah well you know. It's it's not hard to see the parallels between this and our friends the Houston Astros. I know maybe we were trying to make it through a whole show without talking about the astros but but we can't. I do think it's interesting that to you. Know major sports are kind of going through a scandal like this at the same time and kind of having it played and the juxtaposition of seeing city at least initially like you said Tony. I'm and they'll probably negotiated down or you know appeal it down but the two year ban on the Champions League and then for the Astros Kinda nothing you know rob Manfred Tried to kind of go on and and justify over the weekend The the lack of penalties to specific players and certainly to the to the Astros In the past but it kind of brought it into stark contrast where like. Why wouldn't you if you were a major league baseball? Why not ban the Astros from the post season at least four this season or for two years? If you're drawing a comparison with the the Champions League I'm guessing that they promised the players a certain amount of non punishment to get them to talk about the united them personal immunity. But I'm guessing that they also said and this won't affect your team going forward. That's just terrible. If was part of it. But what if you're a player? Why would you talk if you thought the team? You'RE GONNA be on. There's no way for you to not be on. That team doesn't get to compete. I think that's a little similar to the questions Now around Man City of you know who's going to want to stay with them you know and and if you can get out of there and go to a team that could go to the Champions League you would now at this point in some players have part of their compensation tied to plane and Champions League so they are totally screwed. Which is obviously a huge. Bummer for them again. They didn't do anything wrong. Which is sort of the difference between water the Astros that are so on. That team did that so you can't really fault. The Man City players. They did not do this. They just signed the contract they were offered like of course that will know before you can see paperwork. Financial Fair play. No that's maybe not a bad idea right. You know if you WANNA protect your future there. It'll be fascinating to see how this plays out into sea along the peel takes. It could last longer so that Manson he does get to play next season If the appeal is still kind of dragging on so yeah. The summer will be an interesting one for all. These appeals. So would that extend like if they were able to appeal of but then they upheld the two year ban would extend like potentially like three or four years from now they would be banned. It would just hit whenever they have that final decision. The same thing's happened with the transfer bands when you appeal. You can continue getting transfers until that ban hits. Yeah so we'll have to see the summer. So if you're a premier league team who is suddenly in contention maybe try to get the third spot instead of focusing all your efforts on that fourth spot. Thanks Tony for talking to us about soccer. Thanks we'll have you back out of the control room and back in the in the Studio Soon. Just have to go back. Make sure it's recording at five thirty eight. We often find ourselves falling down. Various rabbit holes of data suddenly destroys some. Don't we end each week? Show with one of these descents. The hot take down rabbit hole of the week. This week's rabbit hole comes to us from a listener. Bill Sprague who noticed a fun fact about the one hundred years of the NFL? Every decade of the League's history with an Asterisk on the Nineteen Twenty S. It's first decade. We'll get to that every decade featured a team that won at least three championships in that decade. The most recent of those teams was of course the New England Patriots won three superbowls each in the two thousand tens and thousands before them the Dallas cowboys. One three in the nineteen ninety s the San Francisco giants four in the eighties. And the Pittsburgh steelers won four in the seventy s in the nineteen sixties straddling. The Pre and Post Super Bowl. Eras were the Green Bay. Packers won five total titles that decade which frankly little excessive they shared a little bit. Zalm saying no anti packer bias. Coming from user. None whatsoever actually. I realized before my dad and GRANDPA were huge Vikings fans and then bears fans before that so the my hatred of the packers longtime coming. No wonder they hated them five. Titles in the sixties. That's too much. There were fewer teams at that time before the merger so dynasties were a little easier to come by in nineteen sixty six the last season before the super bowl the NFL had just expanded to just fifteen teams in the fifties when they're either twelve or thirteen teams depending on the season. The Cleveland Browns and Detroit Tigers. Each won three titles. The bears were league champions. Four Times in the forties and the packers four times in the thirties. Now I said there was an asterisk. On the decade of the nineteen twenties so the Canton bulldogs were champions of the NFL. In nineteen twenty two and Nineteen twenty-three in nineteen twenty four the owner of the Cleveland Indians. Nfl Franchise bought the Canton bulldogs and merged the two teams and that team. The Cleveland bulldogs was the league champion. That year that team included some of the players of the previous to Canton Seasons. But it also had the canton head coach as its head coach. So you can kind of count out. There were at least part of the team that won the third in that decade ago. Love those weird like early. Pro Sports Franchise continuities where like one guy would own two teams and transfer like every player from the unfavoured. One to the favorite one. You know that just seemed like it happened all the time back then yeah the early days of the NFL. Where the wild west teams were popping up and and going away like that constant go Tana Wanda Carson exactly. We obviously always WanNa talk about that. Our listener bill was curious about the characteristics of dynasties that might help us. Predict the Dynasty of the twenty twenty s now the chiefs recent win counts toward the twenty tonnes since the champions of the twentieth nineteen season. Though of course they could just win three more in the twenties and have their own dynasty. So the obvious element in dynasties is the coach quarterback pairings. That's probably what you think about the most but that might just be because bill belichick and Tom Brady have been together so long. You know kind of at the forefront of what we think about what makes a team successful the cowboys in the one thousand nine hundred eighty one three super bowls with the same quarterback Troy Aikman but with two different coaches famously in Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer same with the niners of the Nineteen Eighty S. Same quarterback Joe Montana. Two different coaches bill. Walsh was succeeded by George. Siefert in the nineteen seventies. The steelers featured Chuck Knoll as head coach and Terry Bradshaw as quarterback but bradshaw wasn't the only quarterback to see significant starts during the steelers title. Run Bradshaw had been the primary starter in nineteen seventy three the season before their first super bowl win but he was benched to start. Nineteen seventy four in favor of Joe. Gilliam Bradshaw won the starting job back halfway through the season but then he was benched again. A few games later he won the job back one more time and then he managed to hold onto that time en route to the Super Bowl. So maybe a little upheaval isn't the worst thing for an NFL dynasty. Maybe it's the way you weather the storms of a season that kind of sets you apart. I'm wondering if that gives hope to all the quarterbacks that were like replaced in the middle of the season or we had a lot of injuries this season in the NFL too so maybe that's just the steppingstone obviously to becoming a super bowl winner in the feature industry right. You don't even need to start the season as the starting quarterback you can you know. Just come in halfway through and takeover and still and still get that dynasty off the ground so I wanted to dig a little deeper into how to predict a dynasty so if I find anything else interesting there I'll report back but I did find it very funny that we think of you know Brady ballot check together and that's how you build a team but that's not the only way well so if we put it to a bet right now who do you guys think will win three super bowls in the next decade. Just put you on the spot now. Counting Sam Darnold and the jets right because that's too obvious. Yes decides based on what you just said. Sarah it's possible that's a good point jeff that there is maybe a chance for the jets. They've had some upheaval but seems to me coming down on. You don't want that please. Also let's not get ahead of ourselves. I don't know it's hard to predict. How long is Andy. Regan a coach the chiefs. I mean if I WOULD. I know this is the boring answer. But if he's there for a while and homes there for awhile. It's probably the obvious choice. I mean I would say the other quarterbacks fit that mold in terms of potential like to Shawn Watson I mean I don't think Bill O'Brien I would say not widely thought of as a great coach or a brilliant coach of anything he's kind of been criticized for holding Watson back so it it it probably be one of these young guys coming in right now in terms of their career. Aligning with this upcoming decade. Yeah I mean. I'm tempted to take the ravens just because of how Great Lamar Jackson is. I do wonder if teams will figure him out a little bit and you know and be able to stop him some but you kind of like the mix of stuff going on with the Ravens and the young quarterback you know a lot of the teams that were good. Last year. Had Pretty old quarterbacks injured breezes getting close to retirement anyway and so it's hard to predict dynasty for the saints at this point going forward. You know the niners. You'd like their quarterback to be better but maybe Jimmy G. is just about to show us many exciting things. Yeah you could be. I mean you know. He's more of a bradshaw type. Yeah that was great. Yeah cannot work. Relatively late late bloomer. I'm with you on that though. That like okay. The chiefs are good impulse because mahomes but eighty read sixty one how much longer he'll coach. Belichick is approaching seventy you know so He could be around at least long enough to win. Three super bowls in the first half of the next decade. I like the the impulse with the Ravens though because John Harbaugh younger than Andy Reid and Lamar Jackson really the only Question Mark there. Yeah is is the unique playing style and whether that will kind of translate to the long-term I also have my eye on. Why not the Eagles? Well you know. They have a relatively spring chicken of a coach compared with Andy Reid you know with Doug Peterson. He's fifty two. It's kind of the prime time to be a coach and still have Carson Wentz. If he can stay healthy you know so. We got options in the next decade. The Eagles are a fun. One to overcome the adversity of the past couple of seasons that that that would be a good storyline. Really isn't the NFL. All about storylines it is and what about what you talked about the saints. But what about that? Young hotshot tastes them hill. Who thirty or well. So you've got the eagles sure why not? I've got the Ravens Jeff's got to the chiefs. Nice all right. We'll check back ten years. See how that went all right. That will do it for this week's show. Thanks so much for joining us. We'll be back in your feed next Tuesday if you like what you heard. Please subscribe and be sure to review and rate the show. It helps other people. Discover the program. You can also email us at podcast at five thirty eight dot com to let us know what you think. Our podcast producer is grace lynch. Tony Chow is a participants and in the control. Rooms control our podcast commissioners chat Matlin for Neil Devon Tony. I'm Sarah thanks for listening to talk to you next time.

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Pucks with Bernie & Panger  Episode 14  Blues at home, more fighting, Gretzky all star game

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Pucks with Bernie & Panger Episode 14 Blues at home, more fighting, Gretzky all star game

"Lot of momentum right now for the Blues Franchise All Star game a little over a week away. It's time for pucks with Bernie and Panger each week right here on scoops with Danny Mak Dot com talks to sports director. Martin Kilcoyne bringing you these weekly visits and we welcome aboard a couple to new sponsors. Let's tell you all about it as we bring in Cope twenty four and hand B and g tuck pointing winning a Stanley. Cup Isn't easy blues able to do it by having a great foundation. It's it's pretty simple when things start falling apart crumbling in Natalie looks bad it doesn't work B and G Tuck pointing has the same philosophy about your home or place a business. It's the reason they are the best in the bricks. Whether it's your home your garage your office building or your chimney you can have it looking new again with B G type. 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What do you think it means to other Blues Alumni? I just think it's a great way of showcasing. The city of Saint Louis. I mean now that we wanna Stanley Stanley Cup here in Saint Louis. I think it's even more special in Saint. Louis fans have been crazy about hockey for what since nineteen sixty seven a great start domain blues going to the Stanley Cup finals was the first three years and I leave. The following became amazing and now through the years the support has been so fantastic out to sea for the third time now that the Blues Get all star Game But they get one with a banner hanging. I think that's going to be really great. And I think the fans are really going to be excited about it and so many guys have stayed yourself included in some big name players players over the years. That are still here. What do you think it is? What's the appeal? What's the draw? I've always wondered is a little bit too. Just the embrace of the city the embrace of the fan base. That's Bernie's getting unconscious. Wanted to see if it was Bernard echoing what what is it that makes the connection so strong really hard question answer. I think we just love being here. I mean I mean for most of us I think we all for the most part come from parts of Canada where it's really cold and first of all going to Saint Louis Pretty temperate here in Saint Louis and I think I think it's a nice place to raise a family. I mean the Midwest the people are so friendly and I think that's kind of the the biggest thing to be an athlete in the city has been absolutely fantastic. People people are are so respectful for what we do and they treat us not only with respect that he gives us our space and they they treat us as part of the community and I think that something's Israel special. I mean then when you look at the schools are great here. I mean a great place to raise the kids. The values of the community are fantastic. So I think when you look at it as a picture I think Eddie that gets you at least say up to your here few months you say well this is a darn nice place to live and I think we. We're GONNA probably stay here even when we're done and David brought him and said I'm glad glad to have been here the first time the second time and now the third time and now it gets to be an all star for the first time in Saint Louis when they talk about here he loves escape and then I think we'll all you guys loved escape. What what do you think that means some guys more into the sport than others? Yeah I think so I mean I think David is a kidney candy store right from the start with David came here. It was really amazing. I mean here's as a kid that wanted to be out there all the time. I mean we used to have go to the Christmas party. The Skating Party that the blues had their for their players. All the players. Kids were out there. David Ron was out there with a stick with the little kids playing hockey. He just loves to play the game. I think this time the the David really hasn't matured much hockey player. I think it takes. Sometimes it takes a while for for for people to really really I guess reach the goals that they want and really the title game that you really need to play. I think David Right now. I don't enroll you want to call it the new NHL. That's what you want to call it the new way the rules are I think is really fits in David's game. He's very quick. Skater shoots buck very well. He he likes to hang onto the puck and do all these things. I think that he's really matured. And I think maybe is a reina. Riley has really been a good thing for him They've really hit it off their chemistry and and the way Craig Ruby Plays David David has learned not to take stupid penalties as we call them as he beginning last year and chief let them know that and and I think that he's now a complete hockey player and he's having the best year. I think that he's right now. One of the top players in the national hockey and you mentioned the newer. Nhl We don't have the fighting but we did see in that game with the Rangers. The Blues are going to get physical. They're going to push back. Do you have to maintain as a team that you can't become. Hey we'll they don't fight. Don't push back. Don't you have to maintain tain a little bit level of fear factor would let them know. You're not gonNA take any crap. Yeah you still have to police the game yourself. I mean the referees are there. They have jobs to do. And they hand suspensions which is called penalties but overall you still have to police your own game with someone does something that you don't you have to stick up for yourself and the rest of the team has to come and jump in. I mean that was not surprising watching. That thing happened. been son first of all skating into the zone. I think the Rangers were were. They were pissed. Because it's twenty seconds left. You know what go hold the puck in your own. I don't WanNa do. You don't need to come back in his own at all. So I think Trueba was sending a message and when he got locked in a couple of times. Been Sunday's what he's most of the turnaround punch cards. You Damn Dan and start them and then everybody jumped in. So I think that's always been the in in the game of hockey instill always should be there. I mean it's a physical game and it's a it's a game of emotions and I really thinking that even the band's enjoyed what happened at the end of the game I bet defense do miss it a little. I don't WanNA get too nostalgic. I understand things have changed but I do miss the Times where guys not to stand up for each other but just kind of that policing element. That's gone I would think and I want to speak for but you have to miss that a little bit don't you. I mean people go to the game. I saw golden fight. Yeah I really do miss that because I mean I think the emotions of the game has really changed so much because I mean the moment in a game could really change three or four different times in a game with a big hit or a fight or or a message being sent to the other team and I mean everybody. Every team had an enforcer. Everybody in the team was important. Wasn't there just to go out and fight right somebody. It was to send a message. The message was sent. It was either received. It wasn't received it was sent again. And a Lotta Times. You're behind three or four goals. If you had a fight started and all of a can you show your emotions and everybody together changed the momentum and all of a sudden you were maybe back in the game so those are the things that I really miss about the new NHL now. I don't think we see that. We don't see those ups and downs and yes there's goals three or four goals. Never leave anymore because of the skill involved but it's not from the emotion and I think that's what I think a lot Oughta vans myth. I've talked about the new ranks. It's hard to have kind of that home field home-ice feel that you had in Chicago back in the day or the Boston Garden Blues however however have gotten this thing going at home a great run. Is there a way that if you win a lot at home that teams here about it and it can become a factor. Is there a way to get that without the. The buildings are so similar now but is there some way to kind of carve out that reputation where people know man. We're going in there. That's GonNa be a tough one. Well the blue big kiss for that whether or not that is going to happen towards the the end of the year. I mean they have sent a message to the rest of the league that hey this is going to be hard building a win. And I think that's fantastic if you win all your home games and you had home ice advantage orange in the playoffs. You're GonNa Win The Stanley Cup Win your home getting so I think it's a great message suspended and whatever the blues are doing right. I mean they're doing a lot of great things on the road as well but they are sending a message. Just the buildings are all the same but I think this crowd is getting louder and louder. This count as having more fun I mean. It's whether it's Monday night or Saturday night. It's the sold out in in. The people are going crazy Roese and and I think that's just great for the home team the blues continue to impress the way the we're gonNA continue have crowds and yes it could really be a big factor when we come to the Klaus in the blues. Have home-ice advantage as you sit here. We're downstairs it's about to be a Monday night game. Eleven other packed crowd. Are you hearing from people. They want tickets. I friends of mine I said. Don't ask me maybe a few years ago we could find a couple of land around. We had a buddy at a bank. Somebody had A. Are you finding that to be true. Nobody has any extra tickets. Nobody wants to call them up. I I don't even Wanna ask for favors anymore. Because they're all sold out. It seems every game and the tickets are not easy to come by now and and really I had called earlier in the year and there was not available so call. He's done calling now. They have really stop calling. So I mean I I feel for that but I mean I. I think that's a Saint Louis. Hockey is all about right now. The balloons of done such a marvelous job as as an organization not only putting a great team on the ice but just the atmosphere the building the atmosphere around town. It's the hardest ticket down to get and I think that seems like would you want us as an organization to come back and test. Bernie's all star knowledge. He was there. Joe Louis he was there at the. We'll see what he remembers next. 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Kids involved in the athletics but again everybody is really really emerged in what they're doing on the campus at all times Greenville Dot. Edu for more information about this great institution in nineteen eighty. Joe Louis Arena. You're there is an all all star for the first time were you. Why did you take it all in What did I think I took it all in but I was very nervous? I mean it's very intimidating to be in a room with Gordy Howe laid Wayne Gretzky was it was just verse one and all the great players I played against growing up watching and all of a sudden. You're there and you're part of it and it was very intimidated. I was very wide eyed and it was very exciting for me and when Wayne was there did everybody no. I mean there was so much hype since he was little but did you know he's going to end up living up all the hype. Did everybody in the league since it even then day one. I don't know if everybody the height was there. There's no question of whether or not you could leave. It was going to do what he's done. which is which is unfathomable? They have over two thousand points in this league in his career but I mean he was heighten for him. The Great Gordie Howe was there. There was gorgeous last all star game so The whole height was about Wayne in about Gordian Gordian already proven himself. So it'd be but Wayne did after that first. All Star game became an ultra the rest of his career and it was pretty special. So I I really was was was really exciting for me to be a part of all that ever freak you out to look around here at the players club or in the buildings Wayne's here again I know he's got the Saint Louis ties but it's and he wasn't here very long as a player. It's sort of cool. That he has a connection to this franchise yet very flattering wondering. Actually go to the city of Saint Louis. Wain shoes chose to stay here. He's has a house here. I mean Janez. Obviously from here so it's part of their of their. Ah Identity is to be a part of Saint Louis but I know it's great every time he said I love the response and the crowd gets. I was actually surprised me was sitting in the middle of the stand the other night usually we told you take yeah top. Yeah exactly so but he. I mean waiting such a classy guy and to be a part of the really still bills still apart of the blues and he was very excited for lose to win the cup here. He loves it here in Saint Louis and it's great to every time that he's in town or at the nineteen eighty all star game. Jolo is six three Wales winning fifth straight win the whales. I'm sure you remember the score. You assisted you know who scored that goal. No Kurt Nielsen. The near the can't can't Ugh. I can't read my own writing I can say Nielsen Okay. You're assist hide the game two in the second period. Okay well I we. I believe we lost that game. We we were losing three. Okay okay next year Inglewood. You won the game. Do you remember the. MVP Nineteen eighty-one Igloo. I do remember that yes Maine Babich and Ludi and I were all all three. Three of US went to the All Star game. In fact Tommy Woodcock was our trainer and he was there as a as a member of the training staff. They were so it was very exciting. We got a chance to play against a win. And I I played with Eddie Johnson was on are we actually had the task of shadowy the triple Crown Line Dion Taylor and Charlie Simmer and we did very well against them. So we're getting we won. The game was going. Oh now I got four one Campbell. Conference wins so you snap the whales winning streak had five right very you learn things on this show I do I do but I didn't know what the scoreless let's do. This again. Live from the Kinda. I enjoy the ambiance here. People are one of the background noise. People you were saying. Hi to Bernie's they walked by. This has been fun. Bernie emigrate weak banks. Always a pleasure.

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Best All-Star Game Ever, Beilein Out & Almond Joys

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Best All-Star Game Ever, Beilein Out & Almond Joys

"Toast sweet world and welcome to the no dogs. Podcast on the Athletic Network Thursday February twentieth. I'm Jay ski from right there. He's smooth on the Mike with voice. Little make you jealous alongside me as always give it up for the home test? Common rocket had to give you one. We got the beer to one Kirby. Hey Hey happy belated birthday. Tk enter the thirty. Sixth Chamber of life. Welcome welcome we got the international man of mystery. Take it to the Max. Leila friend saw thirty six chamber a while ago now but it was a good one and last but not least making the magic happens. Jd Hello there isn't here we are JD. What the Hell is going on in the office here? This morning we got a brand new center is being a nightmare. Goddamn nightmare I mean. The desk is all different. You're over at a whole other section of the office. I can't even see you. Where are you saying? I see you waving when you put your own trae. So we're trying things out here. Yeah you know. We're way as a as a as mentioned before we're trying to make the move to videon sweeney and this is all part of it. Okay you'll get used to it already loving it. We did six years with you. Not Seeing me. So that's a good point Guys follow us on twitter and scream at Dunkin. Oh we're on facebook at FACEBOOK DOT com slash. No dogs INC official. We're now on facebook and e mail US your questions and comments to know dunks at the athletic dot com. We'll be stepping on the beach later today here on a Thursday so you can watch for that podcast Thursday afternoon back to back. Jack says we get back into it a little break. Look guilty guilty. We need some time off every once in a while after that crazy all star weekend. But yeah back to back Jack's today and then the drop on Friday the little bonus podcast over the weekend. That's all I'm GonNa say as say but let's get into it with the up down report coming. Yes the up down report. It's something that a lot of people I know have been tweeting in. Dm Son Instagram. When are you guys going to weigh in on the actual all star game? You did the live show at Cuba's tavern on the Saturday night then you even podcast Sunday morning talking about the All star Saturday night festivities but we have been quiet when it comes to the All Star game. And that's what we took a little break and everybody was flying back so the first question here of the down. Report reoprt down on the new all-star Game Format who's going down on. That was fun. Wasn't it high lowry's going down on that. What a fun game was. I think? There's still a few tweaks to be had. I don't think it's perfect but I think when you consider what we've had in the past as far as all star Games. How can they possibly change this going forward this is this worked certainly in this not for the NBA and And I can't see in any way that they go away from this like I say I just think maybe get into it. You know the free throws I think. I think we can probably all agree that we don't want any free throws at all in that last year. You know even me I mean because I think it just it was a that. Was the problem with the way it ended with an Anthony Davis free-throw. Nobody wanted to see that we wanted to see that. Lebron pooling up from the Logan we wanted to go in. We want someone that just hit a crazy shot or any shot and just not a free throw. That was clearly a foul on Kyle. Larry Basically Mugged Anthony Davis leakage. Mad respect for Nichols starting at a challenge on that one but yeah I. I think this was a huge win for the NBA. People everywhere from a lot of sports talk about finally a League has found a format that appears to work. It was fun. People were on their feet and the arena for the final fifteen minutes of the game even standing through. I guess they weren't cutting too commercial during this. I mean we couldn't tell we were there and it just seemed like a normal review but there were reviews in an all star game. There were multiple. Jump Balls Kyle. Lowry was flopping all over the place. It was certainly a fun watch. I wonder how much of it is necessarily the format or is it just players wanting to go out there and play an intense game. Lebron was going through the lines during the national anthem. Getting people psyched up to play this game so I think that there was a little bit of a competitive juices flowing in general but yeah it was fun to watch and certainly they're going to try it again. There will be tweaks of course and I think even the players kind of didn't want it to end on a free throw because you remember teen. Lebron one ran that play. Got Harden a lamp basically underneath the basket but rather than going up and try and get fouled. He just chuck it to the corner going for a three pointer to win. Maybe that's the rule you have to win on a highlight. Then we'll have to debate. What is a highlight? But it'll be more exciting than winning on a free throw but for the first one to end on a free throw. Classic no doubt this is GonNa stay and sure they'll be tweaks but I think even the first three quarters were a little bit better if it was just about the first three quarters then everybody would sort of be. Ma- on this is what we're really talking about is. The fourth quarter was way better. I don't think the th the first record was all that different but it was different that they're playing until the end of the quarter and they were trying to win something. You see the substitution. Even the time outs they were trying to win. Something at the end of court so that was a slight improvement but the fourth quarter was way better. I think there's something about playing to a number versus playing the clock. You're just not. There's no there's no. Chilin and There were no timeouts I think that's no commercials. That's that's important. It's also when you're playing to a score guys can just say all right. Let's go and run. Let's finish this. Let's go let's go get this and let's finish it off and they're they played twenty four. Which isn't a lot of baskets especially in the three point Era that we're playing in but Zach Lowe reported that we're likely to see it again after talking to officials after all star weekend but it's probably going to be a lot more than twenty four points. Originally the idea was thirty. Eight points when Chris proposed brought this up because that was the average of the fourth quarter totals in the previous couple. All Star Games feels very random after having a twenty four point fourth quarter and I think even if they bump it up it was originally thirty eight. They're going to do then they said you know it's it's not around numberless to thirty five. According to Zach Lowe I twenty four is. It's a good number because you can kind of. Just go for it with your main guys. You saw the best players on the floor and I know we're talking about the twelve players versus the twelve s players. But you saw that cream of the crop on the floor he saw Braun and why and harden and lowery who is one of the best ten players in the world. Whoa that's crazy to say. But he was part of the best five units out there. And if you're going more than twenty four I think maybe substitutions and I don't like that I don't see why you would go up to thirty five it just it just makes for more substitutions and I. I'd rather see Lebron going forward and that was definitely awesome. Ten guys played for almost an hour. I didn't check my watch at the beginning of the fourth quarter to see how long it was but to see those guys actually playing for a long extended time. It was very much a pickup scenario. We don't want to have to sit. We gotta get make our way up there. Yeah I'm also a little bit convinced that Lebron wanted his team to go into the fourth quarter trailing so he could pull off a comeback. What's happening? Hey maybe you went for the show with that three from logo which which was pretty cool. I think what they played for. Zach Lowe reported the actual real time for what those guys all played and it was thirty something minutes thirty. I gotTA check it out. But it was in the thirties that they've played for and that's a long long time. Yeah Yeah you're right and low says this whole target score the alarm ending? It's GONNA stick around at least for the All Star game. I mean it was awesome. We were in the arena. It was awesome. People were like we're everybody was sort of laughing at the intensity even with guys lowery playing the way they were and you knew those bombs were coming. When someone's GonNa try a win? It was just so much fun and the experiment of like. Do you suburb guys. Do just keep them in there like because how much longer will this go you know when they started playing obviously intense defense? It's like it's not a given that they're gonNA score. I love it. Perfect like trying this out. Give it a go and here we are now. I will say though because we got a lot of questions. Will this intensity stick around for these future games? You Hope so. And maybe a part of it is the target score and the idea of playing quarter to quarter but I wonder you have to like how much of this was sort of the Kobe factor and playing hard for him on the night. Where they over obviously celebrating? Is it like that every year? I'm not I'm not so sure. I love the idea of keeping or having the kids in attendance. I think that gives a little something to save the team. Jaanus and team Lebron right there on the baseline cheering every now and then one quick when it's tied at the end of a quarter split the charity. Don't roll it over. You know they made a mistake. Okay and then honestly I think ultimately just comes down to leaders in this game deciding. Are we gonNA play her ass off or not and I talk Yoenis. Lebron to being the captain's that was apparent white from the GECKO for like. Yeah it's still an all star game. It's not like they were like really locking down in the first minute but there were there was defense. There truly was specially from a guy like what was just playing harder than most of the guys there and I think that's sort of obviously and then lowry is well. That's spilled over to these other guys so I'm just saying like the leaders if they decide whether target's joining or not say hey. Let's play hard and that's what's going to happen. That will ultimately fall with those guys. So that's why reason is to get them there. Be a charities or new endings and flipping or like little tweaks and stuff. It's gotta be the players that just do it. Yeah no doubt I think that's why continuing to connect it with the number twenty four in the future. I think is totally fine just to keep keep. Kobe's memory in every single game. I think it's smart. I don't see a thirty five point. Then then you're screwing around with it I think you would see more substitutions you would see guys just saying. That's a lot of basket so we're going to have to get through this quarter like it's a regular order and we're GonNa play all twelve our guys instead of just going for it. I think that's important exactly reported. It was actually thirty nine minutes. They played four by the way in the in the fourth. Quarter TWO STRAIGHT WITH NO TV. Timeouts which was awesome. Because we didn't have to break. It was a real soccer game up. There you're just chilling watching basketball for for that long and Zach Lowe reporting that they may go to one. Time Out. Yeah. There's going to be a timeout. There's definitely going to be a commercial break. Is Totally One. Time out there playing hard. That's all we want is one of the best players in the world actually play on both sides of the ball for a little bit and make it. Sorta like a glorified pickup. Yeah you would think though that the NBA would try and capitalize like they have capitalized on every single NBA game and every playoff game by having a lot of TV timeouts. Yeah well right yeah. That's what you would assume being a basketball fan for a long time but this one timeout. If that's the plan is fine. I think I think Adam silver probably looked at this guys. Let's not mess with it too much. You know let's breakdown sort of intensity because people were talking about and you're GonNa Give Adam Silver in the NBA head office a lot of credit. They could have easily. Just let the all-star gang continue the way it was like you know what is just an exhibition. We'll never get these guys to play. They went out and they actually tried something really unique and different and got a lot of heat for it too because people like what are you doing this and it turned out really well and so nobody got injured. Nobody can part of this whole thing. I mean that's really different narrative. Somebody rolls an ankle just as likely get injured in any role the wrong place at the wrong time but but the didn't just let this let this sort of keep going down the path was Adam. Suva's tried something and now it's worked and now you know with this season tournament idea that he's been throwing I think now he has a little bit more in credibility and maybe not the right word. Yeah a little bit more people. Hey now I want to try this other thing and see if that worked we. We have tried something that's worked. We're not finished with it. But at least he showing that this is not just like we're not just trying things for the sake of trying them. He's trying to make things a better product and so far it's worked pretty well. Yeah I agree. I think there's definitely helps his chances convincing you know the owners the board of Governors The idea of some of these midseason tournaments or whatever playoff games Playing Games. Excuse me Maybe even adding the target score to some of those games like getting keep getting creative and saying look sometimes we knock it out of the park and why not you know. Give me another chance here. And let's give it a one hundred percent agree back to the free throw thing ending on a free throw Zach Lowe and his article. They have already discussed taking away points from any team that commits a shooting foul on a potential winning shot. Instead of awarding the free throws seems like a pretty simple quick fix to me. Oh you lose a point if you miss a free throw. Maybe sure there's there's gotta be something because it can't it can't be that you can win on a free throw but it also can't be that you can't win on a free throw because then it's just a hack fest. Then it's just going to be a fi every time you get close for a layup we're GONNA make you try and earn it at the line. So maybe the subtraction method is good. And then there's the idea of like you actually remove the player who committed the foul. Shame them yeah like Loudini. Yeah Larry's going to take the walk of shame off the court so there's ideas but yeah I actually. I mean no one wanted to ten on a free throw. I wasn't that upset. I didn't upset as I thought I would be heading into the game of like the possibility that ending on free throw. Maybe that's just I was like. Oh my God that was a fun thirty minutes right and Lebron deep well of course and it's yeah and they gave it a go. I mean they shelter for opportunities to to sort of ended and they just didn't knock them down. Yeah Super Super Fund was and it was just as great watching task left a day earlier. Just fun watching on television. I assume just nonstop flow. Yeah watching the ten best players play really really really really really hard for a long time without breaks. Yeah it was awesome and yeah I think people did into liked free throw but it was way more the feeling of the prior thirty nine minutes overrode everything that happened in the last three seconds with with the free throw and it was fun. Anthony Davis was having some fun with it and they're talking trash in a way and it's part of basketball free throws basketball. So wasn't that four and to see a dude at the line hit a free throw. It wasn't crazy But yeah taken away free throws. That's that's for smarter people to to figure out but I don't know I think I think even if you say hey were. You can't win this on a free throw and guys could continuously foul. I think eventually they would stop. But or maybe put a limit on that. Sorta like pickup rules right. It's like I mean. We could foul every single time in your pick-up run but at some point you're just an asshole continuing to really like that's the rule. That's the unwritten rules like. Yeah we value every single time. But you just don't do that because it's not fun at that point you saw that. They're on the course while the players arguing over everything that was a fair and you saw some real passionate especially Chris Paul. He was really pissed off a few times. Which didn't expect I didn't expect the place to get quite that into yeah. They were thought they were going to see his project though. Chris Paul's it's kind of his baby. He wants us to succeed. So maybe that's the key is that you have a guy like Kyle lowry in Chris. Paul on both sides complaining and flopping all over the place playing a regular season game I think so that goes back to my point it really as great as idea was way to go kudos to the NBA. Trying it still. The players like big just very easily. Go Okay so what? We don't WANNA get hurt. We're GONNA walk through the motions. Sorry everybody but they did it because of these guys. I think that are just these guys. I mean any. Nba Athlete. Try anything against them. They don't WANNA lose during the most competitive people in the world I'm talking cards ping pong whatever so it should be also just a glorified pickup game. They should be just as competitive so it's awesome. The APP continued after the game with us. Basically calling James Harden in the in the press saying we were just looking for whoever is defending him to try to score and now that's great. That's also what you want united. It's SORTA spills over in that. People are passionate and this we might now see at some point. I don't know if the bucks in the rockets playing and I think they do in the regular season but You Know Janas they do and That's a nice tease for for a beach. Step IN Q. We have later. That's actually my answer. What you're getting right there. But let's keep going here. We're all sums up on on the new all star Game Format as I assume. A lot of you are out there as well next one. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Wednesday. That Johnny Line has officially resigned as head coach. And we'll be reassigned to a different role in the organization. Associate head coach. Bickerstaff is taking over. Third Time's a char. Jv Baby stepping in there and taking over for a head coach. That's moving on up or down on beeline leaving the Caz as head coach Basically a little over a half a year into his very long contract with well. I'm up. It would have been a pretty monumental accomplishment. If he turned this whole franchise around because he came in at the end of their championship era and there is already organizational problems at the top player personnel problems in last year. If you remember was tied Lou at the helm they were supposed to go into the year with a bunch of Veterans Day. Had Kevin Love resigned? Jerry Smith channing Frye and Korver George Hill and lots of old dudes but they had young guys come in and young guys. That weren't playing the right way. They fire tyler do and they had a terrible team that they've they were the only team that was worse than them was the Knicks. And so I think Lebron masked a lot of problems in the front office over the years because he's so great. They underpay their front office people. It's a it's a tough organization to succeed in and On the court the the old guys also sorta gave up there. Just Kinda done they. They knew that they won championships or a championship and they're in the finals every air so they were done. The young players weren't playing right and I mean John was done when he said the word thugs slash slugs A month ago. And it's It's hard to turn around that organization organization. I guess because talk about the Knicks as terrible organization casts sort of get a pass but it would have been very difficult for him to turn that whole thing around on his own and he didn't coach didn't mention concepts and he didn't coach those guys well enough to try and integrate them. But I don't know if you could integrate them with those old dudes. Those dudes were sort of done with that with with the way that Tyler was exit last year after only six games which was was nuts looking back because Kevin love resigned to play with all those old dude interest and Thompson. I didn't mention to try and win. He got their lead guy got axed. And even Larry drew the assistant coach. Who took over was like you know. I don't know if I want this job. One OF THE THIRTY HEAD. Coaching JOBS IN THE WORLD. Unless you give me an extension which he got took the job and then he was gone at the end of the year. Which is really strange. I it's just top down Dan Gilbert top down. It's not a great organization and from the sound of things. It sounds like beeline would have appreciated the Tai. Lue Six game scenario because in the preseason it sounds like he was done and regretting leaving college to come coach this team so I mean you really have to hate your job if you're giving up millions and millions of dollars to go still work for the same organization just not have to coach these guys and it's kind of been things things cooled down for the cavs. I would say During during the All star break which is unfortunate because then they picked right back up at the turn of the year switched over to the two thousand twenty. It was just stories about how much of a disaster the cavs are. We had the thug slugs. We had Kevin Love pouting on the sidelines and throwing wicked hard passes to his teammates. So yeah I'm not shocked that beeline would want a jet but he's giving up a whole bunch of money just to not have to deal with these guys signing about hiring in the first place as sixty-six-year-old never coach in the NBA. Before like it's just I mean college coaches don't have a great track record of of having success in the NBA. There have been some light right now. in Boston Brad Stevens Stevens is having success. But he's got a good team Cleveland for for John. Dillon doesn't have a very good team. Young players who were to ruins got all the. Please don't really want to be there so it's tough. There wasn't a whole idea. He was brought in because he was a college coach. They have a young team. Yes there are some vets as well. I get that but come in and develop these young players like sexton and completely failed at that and he failed of course with having any respect any of the vets. That were still there. I mean you look. That's a tough spot. I hear everything. You're saying their tasks. I mean it would be difficult for any coach but there is some blame. I think on him as well. He wanted to throw the whole motion offense and they were like he's sort of like has that college Coach sort of dictatorship certified does at work with professional a hiring. I'm right count. You tried to install a college system the one that you've coached for the last thirty years like okay. How come you didn't install an MBA offense? Yeah so bad hiring the cavs I mean I don't know why again a sixty six year old guy to weed it's just someone is first Gig in the NBA but if they ran motion. I think they would have been good. You know if they actually ran in offense like Brad Stevens comes in. That's his criticism. He runs a a college system. And that's why they can win fifty plus games because they're good and maybe they don't integrate a superstar as well. Which is the criticism of John Beeline? But if they ran a system then they'd be a basketball team. They don't run anything they really don't they don't they don't Run through sets. They just don't from top to bottom just like okay here. And that's why guys are pissed off watching the Games. It doesn't look like basketball because it's not really basketball. The kiss of death was These reports that Andre Drummond comes over there and goes well this is worse than Detroit. Only God. Can you get those beans back? And then like even going so far to say like if he's still here next year I'm definitely not signing here like drumming combing in thrown around. Wait like it was over. There was barely over for a long time and then it was just the idea of like beeline finally saying all right. They hate me. They don't listen to say I'm Outta here like okay. Forget the money. I like this idea that he's going to be working some of their capacity for the organization. Yeah Righty is Lawrence Frank. Writing up reports it. No this is just like Trying to smooth over the press release of like. Oh Yeah. We'll move them around here. It's like yeah no no. No He's just GONNA go find. Wait till he gets another job and then he's gone. I don't think he's going to be there for the long run at all. But Hey look Jay. Bickerstaff comes in there. And that's the crazy part like when he was hired on be like it was like reported that JP bickerstaff was a part of the future in taking over for B. Line. That was reported yesterday was like an arranged deal or you think it was. I don't buy that. You got for four years to what to say when this guy is know very odd. You're right and a guy who has been in the League as an assistant coach before it. Why not just give them the job? You're you're you're hasn't had any real success himself as a head coach. Aw No no. He hasn't affect- soon as he leaves the team sort of found his back. He's like the Jeff Green of coaching. But you know he's going to get a chance. Here and expectations are so super-low we let's not forget Dan. Gilbert wanted Tom Izzo Heat. That was the college coach. That was his guy that he wanted couldn't get them okay. I guess we'll take John Beeline. Well we can't get that older. You know talented college coach Lynn. I guess we'll just take this one. The bootleg version one comes in here and couldn't even look in a different state. He's like Michigan State Michigan. Our yes sadly does feel like that or I should say Gilbert Kobe. I guess but the Casio just brutal. Worst net rating in the league brutal on both sides of the ball offense and defense. And it's like the most disappointing. Scary part is like again. They do have young talent. Appears those guys didn't get any better from what I saw so far. That's I mean at least if you're going to be bad at least be able to go. Well look at our young guys like got a little bit better as they've been really any development for a couple of those second or third year guys. I I don't think you can really truly say there has been doesn't appear to but Again he's I don't know what the Cleveland Cavaliers with thinking when a when they went with that get someone young someone who's sort of fresh out a league who who who may have been sitting on a bench somewhere and deserves a chance rather than go at the end of his coaching career. That's ages a man. I mean it's just it's just weird though really. It is a little bit a lot. It's tie after what six games and he won a championship with that team and then bring Nagoya who's not even coached in the League and expect him to have better success but the cats do we'd things and this is just another again. Like if you're a free agent let like Andre Drummond is a free agent and the CAVS can sign him and already he's like there's just no way. I'll play in Europe rather than play. You know like that's kind of what he's saying. I mean like the cads need to have a stable organization to attract for you. They need to. I mean when you think about what? How many bandits Lebron putting over that franchise tassels? Yeah basically on how? He was able to thrive in to achieve anything given the chaotic circumstances. There is quite astounding well. He's the best gm they've ever had. Yes that's the fact of the matter is he is able to draw players to him. There's nobody that's going to sign with the cavaliers. If you don't have a Lebron James that right right and he wouldn't have gone there if they hadn't lucked into what winning the lottery. Getting Kyrie Irving and getting Andrew wiggins somebody you can ship out Kevin. Love wants to come in but Kevin love is not a draw Darius Garland. He's leading the team in assist at three point eight. He's not a draw Colin sexton despised amongst players. Nobody wants to play with them so I don't know how they get better. They brought in Andre Drummond. After two games he says. Get me out of your disaster moving on here woes over the last couple days after agreeing to a contract with the Pistons Guard Reggie Jackson. Plans to sign with the clippers upon clearing waivers. I guess this could happen as soon as today. Is up or down on the clippers. Adding Reggie Jackson. Wow well I guess. He's an insurance policy for the clips. Really Because Reggie. We just haven't seen enough of him over the last couple of years to be a significant impact player on that team when he came to. Detroit it was almost like the James Harden gone to the rocket situation. He was playing behind Russell Westbrook. He didn't like that. Whisper guts gets injured and he started to show that he could play. Pistons. Take a gamble on him and things were going in those early days but injuries situation team have just kind of caught up with him and he's only twenty nine. Yeah there seems older than that seems like. He's been around for a lot longer. So I guess the clippers they need another another guy they can perhaps use to go out there and create some and handle the ball and I think he can do that in very limited minutes but as far as anything else on that team. I don't think he's he's not taking anybody's minute. Who's WHO's healthy by any means. So you know the teams when they contend as they like to have that guy at the roster who can come out and maybe fill in during those blow. Ads Get some get some of the main players rest. Because that's all he is. Yeah he's not gonNA play at all. I'm still up. He's not gonNA take minutes from Lou Williams or anybody. But I'm up because he keeps the Lakers. He's keeping the clippers are keeping him away from the Lakers. And that's why I'm up on it. That's what they're doing those take. Keep anybody away from Los Angeles players. That has nothing to do with basketball. Really is he gonNA play over Lou Williams. Are Patrick Beverley or anybody can handle the ball? I doubt it I guess. He's best buds with Paul George. And that's why he's going there but I think that's a win for the clippers. Just because they're keeping something away from the Lakers they could actually use the Lakers. Need a ball handler. The clippers don't and I think the Kluber still need a and if Reggie Jackson is the guy that they decide to cut if there's an opportunity to get a big. They would do that in a heartbeat. That's more important. I'm actually down on a task for the exact reason you're saying they're being a little bit too greedy here. You scared of the Lakers. Don't want him to get Reggie Jackson Reggie Jackson. It's not that much of an impact maker and you gotta go out of your way to keep them away from the Lakers. If this was Lebron bringing in all these guys he would be getting killed. Why do you need so much help? I thought you got all the help you needed with. Anthony Davis with Kawhi Leonard. It's totally fine. Nobody cares because he's best buds with Paul George but Reggie Jackson. Maybe he'll have a good quarter but I would have rather see him if you're going to be a buyout guy. Go to go to a team where you're going to really make a difference. I'm a little higher on this. I guess then you guys are Reggie Jackson. And I have buried Reggie Jackson in the past before. He's not a brutal backup guard. I think we've learned if anything him trying to be. Maybe a lead guy in Detroit is just a little too much for. Reggie know your role in this league. Hopefully humble maybe even a little bit by the idea of like oh. I am really are can be a really good backup guard and I think there will be some minutes. They're still as a backup guard for the clippers. I mean their bench. Now is even better. If it is still you know if Shannon is sort of one of the guys playing starting in beverly starting Reggie Jackson and then sweet Lou Marcus Morris. Michael Green Mantras Herro. Dick I heard Jay Williams on. Espn saying is that a playoff team in the eastern conference. Those guys probably. It's probably like the seventh or eighth seed but in a reduced role guy can still hit threes. If he's healthy he's fine so I don't mind it. I think what they're doing here. I mean. We made the comparison. Doc Rivers get Marcus Morris. That was like his James Posey. You said it can Reggie Jackson when you a quarter or two. Well then. Maybe he's the hopefully like the House version of the Celtics. Or you know the Sam Kozelsk version to some extent just a sort of sound backup guard can maybe get a little hot and win you a quarter or two here and that's fine and really not costing you and you're not giving up anything to get him. It's sort of wild to me that just even the case is a five year eighty million dollar deal and he's like we're at the point now where there's buyouts in the end of their final years. That's just I know the Pistons are just like we gotta get rid of everything here and that's what's happening but it's pretty rare. We'll see something like that. All that often in a guy in his prime. Yeah thirty eight year old here well. He's in his prime in terms of his age. Just just the fact that his body has just been broken down seemingly the last two or three years so he's an old twenty on our guests but yeah could been good for Reggie. You have a lot of thought about thoughts about each today trace. Both Tracy got a couple of years. If thirty six only a good couple days man goes downhill after Beth. Thirty eight thirty nine. Enjoy for yourself flying over this. I never shaving my life man. Oh Yeah Oh yeah right yeah well. That's that's sad looking at me but that's all that work in the swimming pool isn't it? That's right yeah Dolphin. Butterfly over the All star break nets head coach. Kenny Atkinson confirmed that Kyrie Irving has reaggravated the shoulder injury that caused him to miss. Twenty six games this season and he's out indefinitely. I WANNA know masking it this way or you up or down on the nets potentially shutting down Kyrie for the rest of the season. What up if you think he's done down if you think maybe he comes back here. Well he's only twenty seven years. He's a basketball player. So shoulder is like the age of thirty eight year old. This is a this is a pretty weird situation for him because this injury has been bothering him for most of the season and when he's been able to play he's been good. You know the the nets we know have struggled sort of integrating him. Tom Shape but I think probably part of that is because he's being in an ad Alana but if it's and it's his right shoulder to so this is shooting Charlotte dribbling shoulder if he if he potentially does more damage to this in the long term. Then definitely I think they shut. They're not competing for championship this year. They're going to even. The playoffs is really the goal and even the Mike apply of said probably first round fodder so Kevin durant coming back next season. We've seen him working at. He's looking great knocking down. Some shots for an older guy. Looks Great Thirty one third? He's plus thirty so yeah I would be inclined if on the net to shut him down for the rest of the season yeah. I think they've already had a successful season. They're gonNA make the playoffs. They're two games up on eighth seed. They're five games up on the ninth seed right now so I think you can lock the nets in even if Kyrie is out for the rest of the season. Considering this season was kind of a wait and see anyways. I think the smart thing is the let him just chill? Get that shoulder healthy because you need to be one hundred percent strength for one Kevin. Durant comes back in. You need to be at your best at your best health going into the summer so that players are like. Hey We know we got to superstars. They're ready and waiting. Maybe I can hop on and try and make a trip to the conference finals or the finals. Yeah it's the perfect recipe to shut it down. He already has said we're not good enough this year and I'm already thinking about next year. He's not one hundred percent and you also just became one of the VP's of the players association. And so I think he's just like Andrea just told us recently about Flexing his player. Power the player empowering era. He saying you know what I'll be back next year and I'm under contract and I think he's got a bit of the Lebron flavor like when he commented about his teammates not being good enough really not being good enough to go to championship. He I think he's always sort of Mirrored Lebron's mentality. That Lebron knows that I want to play for champions and Lebron's always definitely set himself up that way and Kyrie's doing the same set himself up for next year. Yeah 'cause earlier this season he opted to get the cortisone shot instead of any surgery on that that banged up shoulder. Impingement River called to see. If you get through. That could get them through the pain. I guess it hasn't. He's only played twenty games for the nets phillies played way more than me. Maybe just 'cause we talk about them all the time but I'm willing to bet like you guys saying here. I'm going to echo what you're saying. I'M WILLING TO BET. In the next few weeks that one they lean into saying he's done for the season and then maybe two he again the next of weeks here he gets surgery. So if I if I if it really is really bothering he gets surgery so he can be ready for camp next year. Because that would you know. I'm I'm guessing. Take a couple of months to sort of try and bounce back from. That's my guess. I'm not a doctor. But we will see and just sort of other sort of big news with star players. Karl Anthony towns is also out indefinitely with the injury. Is it not? Maybe the same thing goes with the wolves. They're like well he's hurt and we making the playoffs. Lots was just reset it all next year. And maybe he gets the surgery he needs or just obviously rest up so unfortun- of course for Kyrie and cat or nets and Wolfson's fight a one here. I WANNA get your take on this tray up or down on the Bulls plans to shake up the front office or foreman being fired down on this down on this. I don't see any reason to make a move at this point right. It's only been seventeen years of this administration. Why jump ship now? Of course this is a smart move. But it's not enough because apparently fire. Gar Packs means both Gar and pacts will still be major voices in in the Bulls decision. Making this to me is just being embarrassed about being such a minor story at the Chicago All Star Weekend. It was a great all star weekend. The Dunk contest was fun. That three point contest came down to the very last shot. We know the target score worked common was getting his rhymes off. Rising Stars was entered writing. It was a it was a great weekend and the only things that happen for the Bulls. Where Zach? Levine was eliminated from the three point contest after the first round and fire. Garp was chanted on. Espn that's about the only things that have happened. You were Jordan Jersey. I WORE JORDAN JERSEY. That's a good point. Sold some bulls look in shirts But other than that the biggest cheer for anything balls related over over the weekend was Jimmy. Butler was announced and they were like. Oh Yeah I remember when we botched that. This is the third rebuild for and packs. Well I guess technically just for packs but they had the Dang no Sioni Kirk Hinrich Ben Gordon era way back when which was the first time that they were anything decent after the dynasty that turned into the rose thing when they lucked into getting him as a draft pick then that morphed into the Jimmy Butler which they gave up on and then now we have the Boylan boase which has been a disaster but clearly things need to change but it can't just be bringing in a couple of more guys and then still listening to whatever John Paxson has to say yeah. It's like every single season. The Bulls have injuries get a new medical staff. I mean that's an easy one. Try anything try literally anything. But at least they're trying something maybe I should just reports because it was all star weekend in Chicago and it's like everybody's upset with us. Let's just say we're maybe moving on from one of the guys that yeah But it comes back to ownership ownership just doesn't care so why. Why ARE THEY GONNA make changes? Why they're going to be any different or any better until you completely clean house and start fresh. I don't see how the Bulls are even going to ever be able to sort of get out of this mess there because I think about John. Paxson engage when you hear them talk. They actually talk if we having some success. We this is the sort of. We're on the right track. This is what we WANNA do. We happy with their position right now. And you only have to look at a team like the Grizzlies who got lucky with the draft. They get jobs and then they get a few other fats and some of these younger players coming together. You can turn things around quickly. You don't have to rock for years. It does take some lock no doubt about it but changed things up. Try some new things and do it that way. But when you the Bulls. It seems just like who cares. You're rightly you gotTa Get Lucky. Like drafting a superstar player number thirty. Who wants to really really work hard until everybody? He's working hard. But then you're like I don't know man. He's a little bit grading literally. Look at what Jimmy Butler is doing with the heat. Could that not have been the Bulls? If they would've stopped with them. For Four Seasons close it could been. And that's basically what he he sort of has said about the franchise. Isn't he liked? I don't WanNa work that hot. You know same same thing in Minnesota and to some degree in Philadelphia. He's in a situation. Where if you look at the results and it's looking great. But yeah the Bulls and the Bulls gave him away for. What Zach Levine and Markkanen addressed. Done Kristan Yeah Yeah I mean Levine's made a serviceable play but Jimmy Butler has back in the all-star game may very well be all NBA this season as well and the Bulls. Just let him go. Yeah isn't it. Not The bulls their whole franchises similar to the Nixon way rates marquee franchise that just like prince money for them. Like they're all you know. I can't speak for the Knicks but I know the Bulls were one of the best teams in terms of attendance type. Two being all that great. I know that is starting to slip now. And that's why people are thinking. Oh that's why we're getting some sort of comments from ownership like maybe we do need to make some moves because like once it's like Oh people are now not coming yeah we. Don't you know the blog boys are all upset with us but who cares rich? I mean everybody's still comes to the games buys emerged as and loves the franchise but when that starts to slip then maybe they do Florida. Have to like okay. May We gotta shake things up so you know. Stop Going Bulls Games? I guess is my advice. It seems the one thing that might get their attention to actually do something different. I mean I know when we were walking into the arena on Sunday. I was yelling. Let's go bowls. Nobody was joking. Not even your sarcastic. Let's go get any response from anyone. Yeah I noticed that tragic who wasn't all right. So that's the update report. Let's get tweeted the night tweet over now to the nate sting throughout that sound Actually plays into the night. Because we're because it's a tasty one almond joys were trending so I had to take a look at what was going on. It's a chocolate bar. Candy Bar whatever you WanNa call it a confection. It's shredded shredded. Coconut Kogo with milk chocolate and almond on top of each half. If you're not familiar it's the sister of mounts which is dark chocolate. No almond coconut though so a lot of COQ GONNA people don't like coconut comes from with Nessa. Y'All steady asking about who's eating arby's keeping them in business who the is eating allman joys. She just she just stared at one hundred. Eighty degrees people talking. Arby's she's an Arby's Stan. Apparently the fast food joint where you get your meats. But she just. She just turned into a coconut chocolate. Bar Discussion. And so do you like coconut. Is this really comes down to? I mean if you don't like milk chocolate you weird but if you if you don't like coconut I understand but I like almond joys and I like mountains. I hate them because I don't like it. Yeah I don't like the coconut chocolate. Yeah Combo and exactly. Both of those. Those are always chocolate. No they're always the last Chocolate bar around Halloween. That's still sitting there. I won't touch them is bounty in North America. Yeah that's just straight coconut milk. Chocolate isn't it Yeah that's hybrid bad. So you're not a fan. I like coconut coconut water. Great but shredded coconut shredded coconut. I love joy I think one of one of the smartest moves you can pull it as as an adult is to like all of the worst thing. So if you get a bag of sorted Halloween Candy Right Almond joy is probably coming in last place but if you love and almond joy you're the king right plague if you like a sour cream glazed doughnut or if you like a plain doughnut. Those ones are always available. Also go for the bad ones for me almond joy. It brings me great joy. But I didn't. I didn't know that mound was dark chocolate better. I didn't either until I read about it. Let's at the streets. Yeah Sweets J. D. or you WanNa comment on this I am down on coconut. I'm out you can keep keep him and I'm I'm too old to to jump on that trae to to become the the guy that likes coconut only thing. I'm too old for the only thing the only thing you're Mr healthy and tiptop shape. Do you throw coconut in your morning. Smoothie perhaps no. I don't drink smoothies and that consuming calories with three liquid are you crazy but you like alcohol. That's different that's different Coconut why getting B twelve vitamin B twelve from my Guinness. Why you've juris movie man? I'm off this movie. Okay my night onto anymore. I don't do it anymore. I'm a yogurt and Brandon and Renault La- guy now yourself further and further on the chompers. I and I enjoy my movements. I think the only problem really with almond joys as the name for me. I'm fine on the joys just like a lame name. Pretty misleading no mention of a coconut at all and no joy and mounds as well. I don't like the packaging of all three of those like the bounty and the joy. I'm with you. It actually doesn't look appealing even to me. Yeah what almost looks like laundry detergent vibe to it is like the Blue White. I feel like in my head outside. I'm remembering them. At least it's not as bad. That's bounty almond joy is read. All enjoy is blue. Mounds Red Bounty might be might be a blue blue is supposed to. The imagery is supposed to be a blue sky. You're looking at the coconut in the sky. The tree I snort alert right I mean. It's one that's why that tweet goes viral right. Yes polarizing people have such a strong opinion about ooh. That's the worst candy bar or are you kidding me. That's such a great game where it's it's very rarely people around your other fast. Nobody's going in like this on one hundred grand bar a lesser known bar. But it's just like it crispy right. That's fine hundred. Grand didn't exist in Canada and if it went away I wouldn't care it's fine I don't mind it actually. I'm going to get a hunger and bar all right. I'll get a bounce. I think they come in two packs. Right trade perfect all right. I'll get a pay day very cool. Wait till Friday. Oh Lee what are you going to get? You GotTa get a candy bar that you don't have rarely get picnic. They don't have picnic here. Well if you go to the international section and Oh pause bothering yeah. Great Barr thank smile for the buyer. Let's good to Well at least some pickup updates here. Yeah we don't need to. We didn't have anything to pick. There's nothing like recent that we've done as WanNa give you where we stand in February tested. Pay Off his January picking loss at our live show on Saturday night in Chicago. Took a shot him. Lord Lord Lord Lord in Malaysia implausible. We gave it away to a fan. He wanted that bottled. Oh my God. He sprinted yeah I did. I did a shot after the show at the Bar Some kind no dunks fan. Yeah it was bad for their bill. Lived up to the hype. I actually thought we disagreed on it because I thought the I didn't mind going in grapefruit sort of weird tinged too but man. The aftertaste was brutal. You didn't think it was that bad to you. You said you thought the other way around maybe for sure Yeah I. I was surprised afterwards that I didn't have a sip of anything to wash it down for like half an hour with it didn't bother me that much. I don't really strange tastes. Though yeah couldn't put couldn't put into words. Somebody said like burnt ash burnt socks. Okay okay okay. That's for sure So tasks paid that off. Here's February standings right now. Task six threes looking good train lear. Five and four and I'm away behind it two and seven with You know not a whole lot of time here enough enough to get back into it. So what's tonight's game? Let's get back into this. Tnt double header tonight. The second game is the rockets. Going crazy small ball signing every smalley in the league with Jeff Green and Demari. Carol come to the team. Visiting the Golden State Warriors and the rockets are favored by ten. And a half man. That first game back from the All Star weekend stop and the warriors got a lot of positive positively going on around them. Steve Kerr and Steph definitely coming back seeing him in warm ups videos instagram pies. He looked like he's hand is pretty fully healed. I strong base. Yeah yeah looking strong. Everything look and strong everything looking very strong berries. Draymond Green says Andrew Wiggins could be defensive player of the year. He's got that potential great stuff. Well Hill the pilot. You're feeling good. You can be on the Warriors Yup. I'm I'm going at the rockets there. Well rested I think the rockets arrested? I'm working at Draymond Green. He's GonNa do it all right. I think draymond green had the quote of also. You mentioned a few of those things that happen there. Trae draymond green we got. I got back to practice. He was asked. What are you looking forward to in the second half? He said a bio dream on all right. Yeah positively high around those warriors are GonNa keep a close You guys need the rockets to win by eleven or more task night. Just have to not even really have that. Close the game. Just no real blowout. Six Games back on tonight. I used to have an MBA back in our lives. That's the second game in that. Tnt double header net. Sixers get a starting there and then more games on. Can we talk about them on? Tomorrow's drop podcast new beach. Step in podcast coming later today. So get your questions in no dunks at the athletic dot com. Talk to you heard it here. I have a great time. Turn-up love you guys awesome. Thanks for joining US and remember. You can have a pay day every day. If you're paid as Chocolatey Nettie Care Molly new gatty goodness. I'm not sure if it has all those things but I think it does brace your candy people. You could stay an. It's been so long the jury.

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Giannis, All Star Game, Raiders + Brady, XFL quarterback play, Garrett/Rudolph, Tua vs. Burrow

Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

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Giannis, All Star Game, Raiders + Brady, XFL quarterback play, Garrett/Rudolph, Tua vs. Burrow

"Hey Yeah Jimmy here when you speak for yourself you're forced to think for yourself and when you think for yourself the sports world looks in order to enjoy this podcast and this show. You need to have the courage to look at the world from alternative points of view and not be offended when you disagree speak for yourself. Isn't your twitter facebook instagram feet? Sf Y tells you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. So welcome aboard buckle up and enjoyed awry we start at the NBA All Star game. We learned something important. During Sunday's game that had nothing to do with the exciting new format. Yanni San Francisco hasn't made nearly as much progress as we think. Listen I love the new format hats off to Adam silver in the NBA for embracing change and having the curse to implement a new strategy. Yesterday's fourth quarter was the highlight of NBA. All Star weekend and made the dunk contest controversy. Absolutely irrelevant team. Brown's victory over teen Jaanus was the most intense and exciting all star game since Pete Rose ran over Ray. Fosse in the nineteen seventy mid major league midsummer classic but lost all the bluster and babbling about the hyper competitive. Fourth quarter. Was what happened to the Greek freak in that fourth quarter the freak got exposed again Tin Janas Center the fourth quarter when they nine point lead leading one thirty three one twenty four. They needed to score twenty four points to end the game team. Lebron needed thirty three points to ended team. Janas couldn't get to one hundred fifty seven points because their best player was once again rendered useless on the offensive in by Lee Defense when the game turned series when the defense has refused to allow cheap. Dunks the Greek freak could not score. He couldn't crack the wall. Sunday's fourth quarter looked like a reenactment of last year's Eastern Conference finals when when the Toronto Raptors shutdown honest with a defensive wall that wouldn't let him slash the room jaanus posted a doughnut in. Sunday's fourth quarter. He missed both shots he took. He failed to create offense for any of his teammates team. Janas coach Nick nurse did not help matters. He foolishly left guard. Trae young on the sideline and the entire fourth quarter. Young was Sunday's best playmaker with ten assists but nurse should've said JAANUS TO PLAY UTAH. Big Man Rudy. Gobert young ago bear had a magical connection going all game that fourth quarter was painful to watch if you were rooting for team. Jaanus or Yamasahita. Cuneo elite playoff intense defense is Kryptonite for the Greek free. The bugs have twenty eight games left in their regular season. Janas the favorite to win the MVP AGAIN. Jaanus allegedly added tools to his offense repertoire to prevent a repeat of last postseason. Those tools were missing on Sunday. You can say it's one game against a bunch of all stars. Okay but I say it's a troubling pattern. You can stop the Greek freak. You can give him a nine point. Lead surround him with four all stars and beat him. You can't do that to Kawai Leonard. You can't do that to Lebron James. Hell you couldn't do it to Jimmy. Butler the Greek freak needs another tweak. Are Joining the desk now. Fox Sports NBA analyst. Rick Mucus and Steven Jackson. Marcellus GET US rolling. Get exposed again. Nope I don't think he was exposed at all man. I I'm GonNa give you the Minto dynamic of All Star game being up here as one of the all stars table. You've got to get into this game mentally and as I said you don't WanNa look like the guy whose trying too hard so you gotta raise your hand low not raise your hand high like I wanna be. I WanNa be the man you gotTa Kinda raise it low and we always talk about. What is the proper fifty percent? What is the proper job for the optics look competitive but bro? Don't you too hard because we all great up here so you got caught up in his brand and I think we're Janas didn't WANNA do go full Jaanus in the fourth quarter? You do not want him to go from David. Banner to an incredible hulk out there to flex because he only really has one gear so Jaanus in the fourth quarter only takes two shots. He's like I'm not but people didn't catch. Is that this team. That was up eight. All of a sudden down to and one thing happened. Janas in their game plan was like look. We're going to go out to James Harden because you know they got a little issue from the MVP last year. We'RE GONNA pick kimball over James Harden because my Guy Kimble will pass the ball. They got a little trolling going on right. Now and in that moment where Y- honest is debris in everyone's still thinking about last year in the playoffs. How He fell short passes the ball to Kimba keeps passenger Kimble. Kimble missed five shots in a row three pointers and all sudden ape point lead down to a two point deficit and then everyone wants to blame you. Honest because it's easy it's low hanging fruit Janas the jump team. Y'All just didn't do anything. Janas actually followed the game plan and then conveniently most people assumed was down for when he wasn't Jaanus got exposed for those of us who have always said this is. What you're honest has missing is a game. We had it confirmed. That's what I love about this. All Star game is when you just put the stars out there the best players versus the best players and it comes down to the first one to one fifty seven. You find out real quick who the other players believe it and who can get it done in a one on one situation. That's why that's why Yana. That was the flaw in the team. Janas picked we didn't have any Goto guys on the floor. There was no. That's why they were going to Joel embiid simply because they were hoping that that size advantage was going to get there. That's why I disagree with you on your solution on having trae young and Rudy Gobert out. There they were going at Kyle lowry Kyle. Lowry ended up on Anthony Davis. They would sliced and diced trae young he might he might have created something for you at the other end but rubare wouldn't have been enough to protect him at the other end. It was an inherent flaw in the team that Janas picked but ultimately when you want to win a game and you think of the MVP. It's a guy in the playoffs in the last seven. Eight seconds or the last minute. We need a bucket. We're going to go to. We're GONNA give it to our best player. Milwaukee Bucks cannot do that and that's why people continue to look at. Who Does he have around him? And I think that's an application of what the responsibility of the best player on the team is. You're the best player on the team. Then when it comes to crunch time you need to be the guy who is capable of going and getting it. I don't think he got exposed. You can shoot before those okay. So what what got exposed The biggest thing about it was the the Brosse team had all the closures. He had all the finishes on his team. People talk about going to James and how nobody wanted to pick James. Lebron are are Greek freak. Well if you look at the end of the Game James started off just like just like Kimba missing shots into the game. We Know James is one of the best one on one scores. His game they gave him the ball. Yeah why didn't get it? Qua- was on fire on the same team. He didn't get it. They was going to James because everybody know we all are great and we all have rose to play the win. This game and James is one of those closes. They had all the clothes on. There was no way that Greek freak thing was going win even up nine with two minutes. When you have no too many guys on your team how do you explain? The James didn't take the reins though because he was not as aggressive as I would've expected him to excellent. Yes when you got when you got three or four other. Mvp's on your team and you got coming out seven for seven from three. You know you gotta defer a little bit. We're all great are here. So you gotta defer and if I don't have it going on especially in all star game you make two or three shots everybody giving you the ball and you're GonNa win the MVP on living. I don't want to move away from Janas because one from my vantage point couch TV having lost all star game. That was the most intense defense I've ever seen played an NBA all star. He almost saved their game to we. But both groups to me. Were playing really hard anytime I saw guys going after the officiating crew were it mad. That was heated. They wanted to play. And so to me the best players in the world on the court. You're the reigning. Mvp you're the prohibitive favorite to be the MVP this year. Your team has the best record. You can't get a bucket in this fourth quarter the whole your take is team. Jaanus and you can't get a bucket. I'm just like I was just telling you I could use a lot of people examples and a Lotta. Mvp's a lot of people can make shots in the first three quarters the last two minutes of a game or finals game you got someone to be. I say this all the time and I love this Guy Kyle. Korver you give him the ball. The first three quarters mice water. Give it to them up with forty five seconds left to win a game. He won't hit it. Everybody came make themselves. And like I say Greek freak couldn't got exposed because he couldn't shoot report again okay but let's not even go exposed in the first place because look. He got exposed last year in the playoffs. That's one time that can be chance. You can't use the fourth quarter of a all star game as the coincidence that could go to a pattern if we see it again. Playoff basketball regular season anticipate the fourth quarter all star game when you were nine hours ago at the Party and you're trying to say oh this is. This is what we do has better numbers this year than he didn't P. Campaign last year. Whitlock my dog we going against stack teens. In the regular season regular empathy. Remember that regular. Okay okay what? He's but he's supposed to validate that by taking the bucks. What are you guys talking about by the way? Everybody's talking about the bucks. Having the best record Jaanus is going to be the. Mvp again and he's going to validate all that by taking the bucks to the NBA Finals and winning a championship. That is the narrative and what I saw on Sunday was a guy who's not ready to carry that you're saying he's still can't shoot. He's hitting threes now supposedly he can shoot from range the difficult that he ran into and the difficulties he's GonNa run into. The playoffs is when it comes to the playoffs. It becomes like they did in that. Fourth quarter game is below the free throw line. Can you handle the boy? Can You all star game is never ever self in an playoff into what? I'm what I'm talking. I'm not talking just intensity I'm talking about where you're going to get a bucket. He needs to operate below the free. Throw line not shooting a three from the playoffs. He's going to have a game plan versus in the All Star game. You know the game plan was go after James Harden whoever is James Harden Gordon desk the game but he got better options than the game. So it's easy to defer to other players. You play with other all stars. He not trying to go out there and make every play on this. He has to make every play on his team but he also has better spacing surrounded by a bunch of all stars. I'm sorry man in yesterday in that all star game that was more intense than regular season. I'm sorry I watched enough regular sees that fourth quarter was more intense. The defense of intensity just the effort it was put into it. That's one thing and I'm just sorry with that group of all stars. Your Ego kicks in your pride kicks in your Mamba Mentality kicks in and I'm sorry. Linda can go get buckets at that time. Lebron James at thirty five in year seventeen can go get buckets. Ad close out the game creating a foul and get into the free throw line. Jimmy Butler had he been in. He would have been able to go. Get this guys that can go get you buckets. At crunch time when the best of the best plan their hardest. And that's what was happening there fourth. Quarter the Greek freak me. I'm sorry if I'm the reigning. Mvp headed to a second straight MVP. And I'm the best player I can go get a bucket as that was like a thirty minute fourth quarter and it's get one bucket and it's one thing it's one thing to get a bucket or not get a bucket. He couldn't get a shot. He couldn't get lean. Look I wanted to see at least wants him? Do Joel Embiid did Lebron James. Give me the ball. I got a great defender on me. I'm GonNa shake you and I'm going to get a look now whether the ball goes down or not. The fact of the matter is you showed me that. You have the wherewithal to get you a good look with the game on the line. Jaanus could not. He was overpowered below the free. Throw line trying to get just shocked that we're going to damn this right when he's living in the spirit of the game which is a man. This is the glorify pickup game job. Doing y'all Wanna go ahead man. He didn't go. I know what kind of pick up game for eleven. Did he go get it get it? I grew league in. You guys can talk just your ego. Kicks in in your ego kicks into realizes. Oh guess what I got a regular season. Mvp I'm after her bigger goal then winning the all-star and I'm the only guy out here that's taking the challenge on defense. Every player goes to switch. He wanted to go on a Braun. All you gotTa know credits. But that's the whole thing that show you. That's not what I'm GonNa do it. Another one off but is in his comfort zone. Oh you want me to D- up or I'll give you all you want me to go get you a bucket. Who else boy has great as he's in the. Mvp Conversation runner and the deepest the player of the year conversation. So he's like look I could defer wanted. These guys are like the Ham and all star Games. You gotta raise your hand low. You can't be like I WANNA WELCOME. Nick nurse more him. You're right on that. He had the wrong guys again. Argue that you have the wrong guy. He's GONNA have to Toronto players like yes I get back. I'm sorry. Was Your wise with your team. You can't not have them out there. We're well if it's about winning. Which is should he's trying to win raising money for charities. It shouldn't be a calorie charges. He not hitting shots. He's trying to win. Something bigger. But those Ryan is yesterday into it and wanted to win and just there was no feel for the game was like damn this four quarters taking a lot longer than I thought. Some of these guys are tired through. You could have just pulled him just for purposes and tried somebody else because early on and I was like man. They having problems scoring they are. They need some kind of offense of Joe and I just think they thought we're GONNA hold on with nine point lead and we'll get some scrappy buckets and it just didn't happen and I'm sorry. Janas to me my comfort of what he's GonNa do in the postseason just went down more trae young people. Can we sound like we over here? Throwing the bouquet roses for how the All Star game turned out. And don't forget how this ended at the damn free throw line. This thing is what I said. 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The result was an incredible turning the usually defenseless and uninspired game into an entertaining spectacle we hadn't seen in years all right the NBA permanently fixed. This all started like my ts before I'm sitting here like this is the format and I understand. Nba has a leg up based on the fact that you have a sport where you can play it inconvenience and then you go down to the corner shoot you watch the NBA All Star game. Dan Looks like that. You never conveniently see football. Players play that sport so therefore they don't have a leg up. You never see hockey just conveniently played. It's a rough violent sport. Nba has a leg up and then they go out there and changed the format and they make it more interesting. Mike. This is the false competitiveness. I wanted to see all the time. The best is fake moment. Ain't nobody what whatever you're playing. Okay we're spending how great they are respected. That ain't them at their best so ob still love it. They're selling me and then I'm like yeah. I got an appointment at eight. Thirty and Anthony Davis is going to the free. Throw Line at eight thirty. And I'm sitting there like how anti climatic all this and we get there and he going to go up there. I one second one all this run and rush them the pageantry the Cotton Candy. The Corine is the fact that it didn't end on a high. Lets me know that. Hey this is the best glue job you can do for something. That's permanently broken. Which is All Star Games even though the NBA all stars the best of the worst So I give them credit for doing it. But let's be real. Nobody went home pumped up off of the high of I I was you know about the game but I agree with you. The game could not in on the free throw. It has the basketball games for the All Star game and on the free throw because it's not the regular game you're not my regular rules. Thank you gains and on free throws regular games. This is GONNA lose my regular rules so if it comes down to a foul it should be a one on one but a bucket should be a free throw. Anybody can make anybody. Anybody can make veto back me but I think it should end on a free as great as the game was as great as the change was. I think at the end of the game. We were like that even at this hour and Anthony Davis let them go one on one from the from the top of the key for the book put a game. You guys are forgetting victory rules. This was an experiment true. I was in the building like no one knew what to expect. They didn't know that this was going to be any good that they didn't know that this was going to solve the problem right. And that even when we got to the fourth quarter because the first three quarters there were I mean a little more because they started off. Now you're good the end. The third was set up. Because now you split two quarters. And let's see who is going to have the edge going into the fourth but then the fourth starting with lowery taking charge and there was like what the hell and then like now. Jaanus is going with Lebron one on one in blocking his baseline fade and now Lebron wants to get him back and this thing just grew and grew and grew. So I get that you don't like that. It ended on a free throw. The other part of me was looking at it thinking man. He's going hard and they did not expect to go hard like I know. I know where some cats were the night before they were. Somebody's going to break down and the problem. If you take away the free throw is that guys were just GonNa foul and foul and foul. Because they were not going to give up that last bucket they were not going to give up that last bucket. And then you run into can never end this thing and somebody's GonNa get hurt. Sometimes you file that good. A file can't do nothing. I'm getting ED book. Look let's pretend like NBA players NFL. Players don't play games after leaving Hennessy. Parties other than All Star Games. We used to go straight from the game. So let's don't kid ourselves hail year. Did they fix something? This was awesome. I used to love the All Star game back in the day with magic and is there and they never played at this level if they did in the fourth quarter. This was what people forget. Man We think the fans are all into stars fans integrate competition period. That's what attracts fans grip. Oh man and let's say let's say they were acting. It's a great acting job. It fooled me a bunch of other people and so all it is. Tv Show and they pretended like they really care. And that's infectious and people all men. The stakes actually matter. They WanNa win this money for these charities you can actually hear the kids and the charities cheering all their energy in the building. That was amazing. I hope they improve on it even next year or for just stays the same but yeah I think the NBA All Star game now once again in event. That is Kinda must see TV at me. My bad I didn't answer the question. No they haven't permanently fixed thank you. That's that's my. That's my issue saying they permanently fixed it. I think they can keep this for the next three or four years. I don't know that it will ever be as good as it was this year. You had because you had the whole you had Kobi's presence. You had wanting to honor Kobe. You had wanting to win the first Kobe. Mvp of the of the All Star game and it was brand new. I think that was what made this so exciting. So organic you roll about. The dynamic of winning. Each quarter had a lot to do with the competition that again. I'm sorry you gotTa talk about that. If all players not coaches that teach winning quarters. Nba NBA Season Gay. They come out and play hard as hail the first quarter micro the dynamic of your winning every quarter. Yeah an aid them. Play from the beginning of the game. I think that was the best part digestible. That's what stack. You think you can roller basketball out with the best basketball players in the world in a fourth quarter and say hey get to the score. I and they're gonNA be like I really don't care. Not at all going they go. They go har. What is the greatest attribute of all athlete's ability to compartmentalize? We have a switch. And we're cognizant of that switch we can turn it on. We're GONNA get crossover over. Okay get a jump and you got nutmegged indeed even trip he laughing all right. Take Your trae young. Let me just tell you how. And James Hordes Ultra competitive matter. He knows he's going to go home and get right. Get Buckets next week. Here's the thing with locks my dog. And He seems like he's champion. It's the most you a man. Yeah we'll take you to the crew all right so you're older than me but my son right now Falls victim to this. He collects monster trucks and a breakdown sometimes and I got this little crazy glue and I put them back together and he thinks they all good. It's still broken they roll. This is still broken is rolling is soccer. Ju It's my but it ain't fixed because those guys are doing acting jobs just some greater than others and you're going out there saying now. This is fixed because they did a better job of selling us. I'm sorry to fluff from me. Where's the acting the acting defect? It will go. Janas going to lose a game. If he really was invested. Going just offer to help you got okay. It's hard about ten bucks in the first quarter when Games on the lock you Jason. Let's people just go between his legs? Laura so cute. That was early. It's all they pick their spots at the four hundred four players. Are you telling me if they pick their spots? What I what I push back on. Is your suggestion that the fourth quarter was not legit? This is just about us. We WanNA win damn game. We want to be the first one fifty seven. I don't think there was any acting in that. I think it was legit. I want to show you better. Lebron and Yannis going back and forth at each other that was about. I want to show you. I can stop you and I can school there. There's two hearts Gohar for me and I know the difference and look in the pros. I go hard for Y'all and it looks a lot. I messed up this nothing. You're going to sell me today. Is going to be greater than what already have what I can accomplish later. Well that's the problem for me. James didn't let him thought about those leg he didn't but it happened and dry trae. Does this doing regular season game? People Make James Look worse during the regular season Games. So it don't matter they. I don't think they sold. I think like you said it's not completely fixed. Think the end of the game was wrong but I think they're real close to having I I'm GonNa tell you the other thing you're underestimating and I don't. I'm not this sort of sentimental but again when you've these guys have been blessed beyond belief financially athletically and they spend that little wiki in connecting with the kids from that charity and they know it's important to the kids that charity and I'm just sorry. These guys are human beings and it was important of those kids and it became important for those guys. They didn't want to let those Kansas down in that fourth quarter. I really believe maybe proved that wrong. And this go sound Harleysville be real. Those little end zone got tired of them because they kept putting the cameras and then there's a show runners say even the kids know what's on the line because we kiss your Komo. Oh yeah we gotta know how to read it. I was out there. It was probably part of. It was probably the night before the game was probably like ten percent of the players. A lot of guys was interesting. A lot of guys took the took the game seriously. Sunday brought the porn on days game. They probably went out Friday but Sunday Saturday night. They were arrested for that game. It's also the beauty of the new all star break. They got like five days now with the case in the party on their joined now by Fox. Nfl analyst of our air into the former patriots off its lime rich hornberger. Rls moved to Las Vegas which apparently is what raiders fans. Are Hoping. Tom Brady will do a couple of weeks ago. Reports surfaced that the team would pursue. Tom Brady and free agency. And now according to Larry Fitzgerald senior the father of the wide receiver and respected member of the media in Minneapolis. Jon Gruden and company are ready to offer brady deal worth sixty million over two years if true is this just a marketing ploy or is it sound football. Eileen South Football Tom Brady just imagination of dressing them up with better weapons A running game whatever you want to think of their offense and defense and young talented on defense which you'll be able to do what they were able to achieve this year with their car. Despite their car having better numbers not winning those necessary moments so I say lean football then you think about the marketing. Obviously when you say Las Vegas Raiders. It's really almost so that this is going to be attracted. Forty million plus tourists go through LAS VEGAS EVERY SINGLE YEAR. I was at a football game yesterday. Xfl La wildcats. More Raider fans did not. And they're talking about the Las Vegas Raiders. Not so much on the field but just how is going to be a spectacle to be in Las Vegas by locale and the brand raiders? But then what I really land on. Is Jon Gruden? Ten years one hundred million dollars who else has created equity wells. Has you money to just say? I'm going to try this out for two years and if not I still have six years of runway on a deal that says I am the one that can have the audacity deports whether it works or doesn't I agree with you. I think it sound football too. I mean on its face. Tom Brady is a better quarterback than Derek Carr. So if you have an opportunity to upgrade whose faces online and listen I mean on paper everybody can look at it and show me the completion percentage of Derek Carr and you can show me how many artifically he typically? I'll I'll take age. I'll take I'll take forty two years of age because we know GRUDEN's track record only super bowl. He won was with a veteran Brad. Johnson came to Tampa ban the got it done and so I look at you know a coach who is seemingly difficult to work with if your quarterback being impressed with the mental capacity of a player like Brady and this is a shoot. Your shot situation easy. They're going to finish his career with the Patriots. Tom Brady is or if there is that much. Strife in house in New England that he can't play another down for Bill Belichick. Shoot Your Shot. Because you're going to get the arguably the world's best quarterback who's ever walked the planet and you may get him for one or potentially two more years and you've got a good offensive one. You got a good good young running back. Josh Jacobs shoot your shot. I think it's a media stunt however I think it sound football and I think it's it's by putting it out there that we're willing to pay an excess of thirty million Per Year to have his services I don't know exactly what they would be using it for. It could be negotiation tactics against somebody internally with the team it could be to feel out if this is really something that could possibly happen for them to be able to get. Tom Brady But again you're looking at a recent see or or a win now affect even though he has that long term contract with a major numbers on it I still think that may occ- and Gruden are really pressing themselves to try to win games now and if you're trying to win games now and you tried to do it with Ab last year. I'm sure there may be a connection. There maybe you try to bring ab back into the fold but if it is truly a football sound move. It's because they're gauging and measuring what the possibilities are. I'M GONNA go with shoot lavar and say that. It's marketing but there could be a kernel of sound football in it in this regard. Hugh may be forcing the Patriots hands. You may be forcing them to pay more for Tom Brady than they want to. Which could complicate things for New England? And if I were in the AFC I would want things to be complicated and difficult for the New England patriots. Do things that disrupt their game plan their strategy? They've dominated that conference for so long do things to make them uncomfortable but primarily. I think bringing Brady to the to the raiders lost. It would be marketing. I don't think you can ship him away for. He has the most value for New England and Bill Belichick in my view. You ship him to Las Vegas with Jon. Gruden new office new system and his aide. I just don't see it working that well other than a lot of people will go see fat Elvis in Las Vegas and they'll go see forty two year old. I'm Brady in Las Vegas and there are also go out there and see a wedding and potentially this is going to be the honeymoon phase. Still for Jon. Gruden you gotta remember. He had a contract that we thought it was absurd. Because it's going to allow you the latitude to do stuff sometimes dean foolish like this this. If you don't believe in Tom Brady. He's still components off and laugh at you after the failures. And that's what it is. This is a guy who shoots shot because Tom Brady has always been a fantasy as a quarterback he finally gets to make that happen and forget about the Patriots. I'm driving up the price for the. La chargers dairy my division. Closer to home. I really want to do that so I don't think this is absurd. I don't think this is marketing in priority loss. Vegas Raiders. I'm there. I'm not a Raider Fan. I'm anti Raider Fan. I have to see this spectacle. Not only the stadium the amenities. But there's going to be Real Football Vegas. I think it says Lavar Arrington rich hornberger back with us. Time now for Dardanelles questions today are takeaway homeboy. Yes Sir the xfl where we saw to actually kick off this weekend. No doubt we had a huge success with a lot of buzz around the league. New Rules and exciting style of play. But we too. We definitely saw some struggles by. Qb's include New York Guardians member going. Who went off about his team's performance at halftime. Check this out. Does this do on offense to get something going here? We need to change the whole entire game plan at halftime. What do you need to change about the game? What are you going on right now for us here as an often so a lot of things we want to fix it one to ask you guys. How can the XFL improve? Its quarterback. Play well I think to me and I watched some this weekend. I think they need to de emphasize the quarterback. This should be league about the running back and the running game. I'd love to see rules that help the running game because I think the style of play the xfl should look different than the style of play of the NFL. Them out there trying to mimic. Nfl offenses is going to be a disaster because they don't have NFL quarterbacks. But I do think you could build some teams around running games. Did a different style of play. That would be exciting to watch. I want to preface what I'm GonNa say interesting which you said. I'm not a fan of this level of criticism this early in the process. I think it's too much and it's too soon Anybody who's been around football knows that and my florals should know that as well that said You. GotTa have patience. It's only week to godly first thing that triggers on a football team. His defense like we. We see color hit color. Y'All in trouble office. Oh y'all trying to figure it out call place auto up. You're supposed to be here I. We're destroying you. And then what clicks last even off visibly is the quarterback position because he has to know what everything everything's going on all guys including himself and then the other guys across who are trying to go in disguise it coverage fronts and Stutz. All those things are happening in the week to. We're GONNA come down on it now. It's interesting I look at it. You need time to build the chemistry. You need to go out there and let this all blossom and everyone and you said to Jason. I understand when we say these are not. Nfl quarterbacks but guess what he's also not NFL defer saliva now NFL lyman. The point is this a relative experience they don't have to be. Nfl good they have to be xfl good and in relative experience. You can dominate. And these guys are going to mature into positions. You go to a restaurant. I went to the WYNN hotel grand opening amazing hotel. Beautiful Service. Suspect you go to a new restaurant. Amazing Food Service suspect takes time to work those things out and I think that's what's happening to quarterback position. Yeah there's a lot of tire now. There's no question. I was actually a broadcast on the call in the Alliance of American football last spring and the same issues were really prevalent throughout the season and they didn't make it through a whole season. Bob Offensive Line play was poor. The quarterback play was poor and that lasted the entire. Spring really. Didn't jump back up and I think it's because frankly the quarterback position it's out of dearth of talent at that level. You have a lot of the top talent out of college. Football ranks being scooped up by these thirty two. Nfl Franchises and they're taking three at a time. It's difficult to play quarterback. We know that. There's probably five elite quarterbacks walking the planet each year in the NFL. And then there's a bunch of guys who are in a tier below and then there's a tier below that and we're talking about starters in the NFL so if you are going to have a better class of talent in the xfl at the most important position played you need to pay these guys. More Cole McCoy earned over three million dollars last season. Here's a backup in Washington. Brian Horror made five million dollars as a backup in indy. I mean Teddy. Bridgewater is making a small fortune. Now he's the best of the lot but if you WANNA have better quarterback playing the XFL UNITA pay these guys and actually take a run at taking. Some of the top level backups. Nfl and having them be xfl starters. I'll take a different stance on it. I think these guys are NFL talents. And I think that when you look at what they bring to the table they just have to be developed so I think what looks like a curse is is really a blessing in disguise. Because you're talking about having opportunity to show. Here's what a quarterback looks like. That's not an elite. Nfl quarterback you put him. If you put in like I remembered I came. And we'll talk about later in the show but you put a guy like Mason Rudolph in the game and he looks like an xfl quarterback. Look really bad you put. Somebody's backups in the game and they look really bad so all served to me. When I looked at it now saw the question I was like. We don't need to improve. How the quarterbacks play they need to prove that they can improve the quarterback and then now you have a legitimacy of your league by saying you know what these are guys? Maybe a numbers game. Maybe it was talent. Maybe it was just a lack of development but we can make them better. I just think to me I I watched the xfl Al like man. I want I need Oliver. Loves email address because I want to send you some ideas again to me. I go to the NBA All star weekend. They took a bold stance and did something different and it worked and too many people are afraid to be different than everybody else. The XFL should be different against the NFL. Used to be about the running back. They drove ratings. They drove interest in the game. That's what I would build my brand around in the xfl running backs and reggae and then the other thing and this. Why won't Oliver? I wish they would put if you own a season. Tickets in the XFL. You should take your season ticket holders and let them vote at the end of the year on whether the coach gets fired or retain our the fans. You build hard core pass. You know that kind of goes against what you conventionally think though you do know that You gotta show twitter going the different different by my spray. Some of that all here we also we also give a little credit to Matt mcglone kind of starting to spark in his conversation and I want to just remind him like look I I saw through what he was doing at halftime being miked up little sensational because there's upside there's another league on top of me let me make it seem like. I'm not the reason is to play calling. And it's everything either media due to he's been on that savvy come out let's be real. Nfl got caught with their pants down when they make up. Sam Darnold put them out. There he saw gold. Is Sam. Darnold this why you don't might players all the time about Madman loin trust me? He's being actually smart. He wants a job up here. Let's see does go all based off. I did anyone win the xfl super six contests this weekend. Yeah sorry a huge group of winners in the second rise to nine hundred fans all what the way with Tash Ford against Yougov next weekend be sure to download the four to sixth. Play for free for your chance to win. Joined again by Lavar Arrington ritual on time now for the most fearless of the day all right on Wednesday the NFL lifted its ban on Cleveland. Browns defensive end myles Garrett who was suspended indefinitely in the aftermath of an end game melee between the browns and the steelers geared snatched the helmet off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph and then clubbed him with it on Friday geared. Double down on his contention. That Rudolph used a racial slur during the brawl. Tell him ESPN's meaning times during softball interview. That Rudolph called him a stupid inward Garrett. I made these allegations one week after the November fourteenth game in his softball interview with times geared remarkably said. His actions were indefensible and that he did not want to make this brawl about race. He did not want to make the broad about race. There was one crime committed on November fourteenth. We all saw it. Gary Club Rudolph with a helmet listening to Garrett rationalize his actions after he served his punishment is the equivalent of Oj. Leaving the joint. And saying Ron Goldman called him a racial slur myles. Garrett is a clown of Jesse small lay proportions. Rudolph called Garrett's claimed one thousand percent falls and a bold faced lie we'll agent labeled Garrett's claim defamatory and threaten legal action steelers coach. Mike Tomlin issued a statement strongly backing his quarterback saying quote. I Support Mason. Rudolph not only because I know him but also because I was on that field immediately following the altercation with Myles Garrett and subsequently after the Game I interacted with a lot of people in the Cleveland. Browns organization players and coaches. If Mason said where miles claimed it would have come out during the mini. All interactions. I had with those in the browns organization in my conversations. I had a lot of expresses sorrow for what happened. So we're supposed to believe that hearing the N. Word Calls Garrett to lose control of his emotions on the field but he also remained calm enough not to shout or talk about it on the field. You know what's far more likely than that scenario? A black player on the field. Calling Garrity stupid in work. We love the word and we use it in a derogatory manner. More more than a term of endearment we use it as a weapon of destruction. The same way geared is trying to kill Rudolph with now. We heard geared the first time he rolled out this week. Excuse it's less credible. The second time around all right Marcellus get US rolling here. Do you like myles. Garrett repeating his allegation against Mason Rudolph I do I like him doubling down on this tripling down if necessary because his truth. None of us were there Unfortunately no audio can exonerate or even indict someone in his situation which is a little peculiar which I think lends itself to Myles Garrett case more than Mesa Rudolph's But I digress. Let's say this. My therapist always talk about how you are is not who you are and I think that's very important to this situation. How you act in certain moments doesn't mean that's who you are all the time or properly defines you just like you can do something dumb and not be a dummy. Just is something dumb. So here's the thing that really strikes me when I look at this situation. I have reasonable doubt and turns of what Mason Rudolph and coach Mike. Tomlin are saying. And they're saying it's so emphatically dead. I'm like I have doubt Ross reason if we're trying to pull off. Maoz gears helmet unsuccessfully wrestling with him punching kicking them into manhood was because he tackled me late. That's kind of petty. Okay now. Let's fast forward to when it really went down. And I believe in a moment of excessive stupidity which is really instigating a fight with myles Garrett if you're Mason Rudolph that's Kinda stupid and then chasing them. What out your helmet which is just beyond stupid. It's absurd that all of a sudden in that range of stupidity absurdity. I'm not to believe that you went to a stupid absurd place and use the work that you didn't use that word. So just using the circumstances against him using the moment of irrational behavior against him he did all those dump things all these crazy things but he didn't do this one. Remember Mason even if you did are. You are now who you are brother. Football players have a quick switch. And for all the arguments you made on behalf of myles Garrett they can be made against myles Garrett the same way Mason Rudolph could have blurred something out offensively and if he used hate speech and I hope that evidence come out he should be castigated. Because that's that's not appropriate. There's no room in it for our game. We all know that. But the same way you can defend myles Garrett you can use those same words so in a moment could I see him feeling attacked and defending himself for feeling like he needs to defend themselves swinging helmet and then afterwards realizing how agreed. Just this all look and then in another moment having a poor reaction and telling a small live a fib one that he didn't think was going to go public to the NFL PA because remember this story got out because it didn't want it to get to get out But now your backs against wall. Sometimes a small LIE TURNS INTO A BIG LIE. Now my calling myles. Garrett a liar no because I am. I'll never know the truth. I'll never know we may never know the truth so I can't call man alive but I do know that feeling and everybody knows that feeling when you get caught in something you have to pats. Either you go the path of the truth or stick with the lie and there may have been that crossroads in this situation and that is a difficult crossroads to reach and there is no backtracking. Now I don't like it on different levels. I first thing I thought of when when I saw it. This happened in November super bowls over. Season's over did your. You did your penalty. You were penalized. You were found to be Coppola of what took place. You are suspended now. I'm looking at it from this perspective and this is just where I come from this interpret things if you did if it truly happened away. He sang it then. Even with that taking place I see a mouse. Garrett apologizing for what took place taking the high road and moving on. Because you know what? You've already served your penalty. You WanNa go into your off season move on from as as a player and for your team because you were considered or still are considered a leader on your team move on secondly like this exposes more about Maoz Gear and how he's wired versus anything else whenever you gotTa Repeat Yourself. Sometimes that's an indictment of guilt to me. That's my interpretation of. I can recall many times where I've found myself doing things I shouldn't have done and I always repeat it myself to try to justify that my actions were justified so I don't think that it was appropriate or even well time to come back and hash over it again. Say It happened whatever happened. Do things a football field. I hit him. I'm sorry for that because I shouldn't have done that. And I WANNA move on move on with my career. Well the timing was forced because the suspension was over so it became newsworthy. Therefore they come out and want to interview. Then you're forced to either go down two paths given excuse or give you reason and I like how you said it like. We've all been there before. Like take the high road or I can try and get out of this and low road and you just gotTa stay in the low road until you die but you didn't out of it but here's the thing his reasons he's like. I'm not this this we want and there is a third option about away. You don't have to address it but go ahead okay. True after the Game Josina Anderson reported after the game Now you can take her credibility into question if you want. But I'm just telling you facts of matter. She reported a something said well she predicted. I can't go there either. I let you speak. I'll say what I heard. I'm GonNa see what I read point being. Something was mentioned in that moment now not to play as a race cart. He probably said I'm going to keep this confidential to get into a private setting. Which he did. He never came out in an interview. But for you to say move on. I think it's convenient to be up here and say move on Mason. Rudolph is being called a racist and he's being called Jussie smollet and more so but the only reason why say you move on from it Marcellus? Yeah we don't have to be politically correct so much right you know. You're there are much more heinous things that are said during the course of four quarters of gang mutt context. That context is different. That context miles all raimondo throughout all stop with that only one person in this conversation filled to Mason Rudolph Mason. Rudolph started some and then filling. How does that justify him hitting him upside Mohammed? Miles Aguirre fell threatening according to listen and feel I think so. I hope we can all agree. There is one certifiable live. That's been told I when this do says I don't WanNa make it about race. That's a lot. There's no way you can say he called me there but I don't WanNa make it about race. That's a lot and the only way that he presided. I don't think he's lying. Why I don't think that Jussie smollet should have ruined did for all black males in this predicament. Saying that they're not speaking the truth like okay. Jesse did his again when you say. He called me the N. Word that is making it about race. That's the only to hit but again he's saying I only I'm making this about race. Don't sit here and tell me I don't WanNa make it about race. But he called me the n word. No you're making it about race. That's a lie. Why the I think you're touching. He said in were and I smacked him. He San the duke came at me first and then in in the scrums somewhere to end were said. I backed off. I had to dues. Pull me off. Then he came at me again and I hit him with it. That's different state statement when you flip it over to the other side and you think of Mason Rudolph I mean now. This is somebody who is vehemently denying that all of this has taken place. He has his head coach a black man having his back. I mean this is career napalm if he actually uttered those words and there's a microphone which there are many on an. Nfl field caught him saying that. A video camera lip readers can figure this out pretty quickly if that's my point so it did it or did it not happen is the point that we've reached and myles. Garrett says one hundred percent it happened and so either we believe him or we don't either way. Are you going to data ever come out said or not? Do you think it ever come out. No but it's my tapes. Also think about why wouldn't NFL? Easer put the audio out. Which will well. I'm GonNa tell you why it's no audio but until you why. This whole thing is very child's the now you were about to go down the road by as very very childish and for those of you with kids you've seen. I've been a kid when I've got caught cold busted and then came with a lot to justify my behavior. This is what children do when I watched this dudes interview with con. He looked and sounded like a child. He didn't it was there was no conviction behind what he says. And then what a will say mummy. I don't WanNa make it about this or that when you just did you don't either own up and be a man and you make it in about racing. You think this dude disrespected you a racial way. And that's why you did it but don't come to. I'm seeing this but I really do it with a big about race. This dude is a goofball. Who did something stupid? Who's gotten in trouble in the NFL? For playing rough with quarterbacks early year and he came up with some bogus excuse and trying to defame this way and again even if true I which I don't believe in objective person can't bring all these circumstances together and say what happened in this moment you can try and give me a character build and it could be a character. Assassination Against Mason. Rudolph if you want to do that. That's a dangerous game but to if he comes off with conviction that's going to convey that this is the guy who can't control emotions so m control emotions also now gets used against him because of what you already have never going to come out right. You just sit in your past ever come out. I don't think we'll never prove it. You already served or suspense. I would say that if Mason Rudolph Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers Russell Wilson. I could get trying to protect him. The NFL has no motive to try to protect Mason. Rudolph really by by play. You don't want them. Narrative of a racist league come over. And there's a reason off doesn't prove there's a racist Lee way were bolts are telling the truth one he said it and Myles Garrett is telling the truth to he didn't say myles Garrett of lying or three miles gary thought he hurts. I WANNA run them. Other dudes thought lot. He heard me face as he was planning on. Somebody's ipod let's move to the NFL. Where most people have. Joe Borough locked in is the number one pick but not. Everyone seems to agree friend of the show. Bucky Brooks just ranked borough as the second best quarterback behind to tongue viola despite to us hip injury. The two guys are pretty closely matched with two or throwing more touchdowns and a slightly higher completion percentage and while both guys have national titles. Borough took home the heisman this year with a record breaking season. Any chance here. Buying the two is as good a prospect as Joe. Berle combined that. He's a better prospect and I I really feel almost light. It like to be one of the guys who has to be a campaign manager for two in his body a work like. What are we doing here all right? Let's start here in career. Passer efficiency in College Football History. Number one is to this. Start here. The Guy. Lost two games and in those two games wanting to for four hundred yards four touchdowns in wanting to for two ninety five and two touchdowns wasn't necessarily on him. This go here. He played for three different office coordinator and became to buy all three officer coordinators. No potential and I'm not trying to indict Joe Borough but no potential being a one hit wonder no potential of you've got to be married to Joe Brady or else and we saw a body of work from Joe Borough Lsu before last year yeah. Did you watch anybody anybody? Okay my point is to drills the best ball most accurate ball numbers support that. He's the winner tremendous personality. Spirit leadership abilities. I don't understand why this is a conversation. Once caught up into one hit two one one season. I'll take two. I love everything he said. I completely agree. I think he's a better prospect. You are now debating the elite coming out of college and so I think this is a close second situation with borough behind Tonga. Vi- Loa but I love his pedigree Nick Sabin. He's a hard coach. You don't have guys in the NFL sparing your feelings. You better be ready to get some real criticism. Especially if the quarterback of a franchise and so I think that bodes well moving on to the next level Alabama guys almost allergic to losing so I appreciate that pedigree as well and leadership the fact that he was able to keep that locker room together through the transition during the national championship. Erz to Tunga Vilo. It speaks not only to the maturity that Jalen hurts exudes but also too so I I mean. He's my favorite on this board. And that's not GonNa Change. You know if I'm basing it specifically off of prospect today. Not What Team? They go to or anything based off of that. I'm saying Joe. Borough has to beat history in order to be the best prospect. I think about this as a heisman. Trophy winner he does want it. Collar Murray Baker Mayfield Lamar Jackson Marcus. Mariota Jameis Winston Johnny Manziel Robert Griffen at Third Cam Newton. Sam Bradford Tim Tebow Troy Smith Liner Jason. White Carson Palmer. Eric Crouch Chris Waikiki. I went all way back to two thousand tell me a hall of Famer well tell me a perennial all pro on that. Let's go guy go. We can look Hair cuyler possibly. We could look at Lamar Jackson. Possibly now show me to rest cam. Newton had a level of success. Short-lived he is fighting against the historical devalue that these other guys have won the heisman our know how about. That's not a bad point. But how about this? How about this one guy has got an injury history? The other one doesn't okay. He has less has less believed to a has less pressure on him. Coming into this situation. You know why because all of the spotlight is on bureau. And now you'll see someone who okay because as good a prospect is a borough just I just get I suspect and you take into a fact injury history availability injury history are you built for the NFL. I believe that too will have the better career. Because just based off of what I've seen guys and burrows position. They do not pan out. Well we're lots of reasons. Look concerned doesn't wobble me enough to get off the train own. That damn shrink the dude just shows. I don't need a guy that lasts until he's forty if I'm a general manager I'm looking at the next five years I just. I'm looking at about the past. Winners it Alabama. He hasn't been able to stay healthy. He's also fought through injury very important asset to know about a player before he gets in the League. I don't know how many games I've played one hundred percent but I'm gonNA Guess Zero Uncle. Jimmy's here to help us talk about our approval. Ratings for Y- honest onto Toco. Now you know I finally mastered onto Kupu all right. Who'd you big dummy the day? Good you master. Some listen here man down here today go to the person. I'm get you a bucket of what don't do say what they'll say. The bucket the easy and I'll know the colonel spicy. He can get one. He can make one disappear. Emmett Jaanus seemed lost to the All Star game last night who we got. Us scored zero points in the fourth quarter. Lebron team came back to win. It even sold Greek fricks books. Have the NBA's Best Record Marcellus? The bucks they lop to make the NBA final. No not at all Boston. Is there Philly at a high level Philly when they're playing at the peak especially at home bare their Miami with the wildcard I'm sure Toronto over achieving this year. Now not a log brother either. Although I do Kinda think they'll make it but I don't know Greek freak got exposed uncle. Jimmy heard me. I said the Greek freak got exposed in last night's all star game your thoughts long before there was an uncle. Jimmy Jimmy to freak. All you gotTa do is look up and down the streets of Kansas City. And you'll see how much work I put in to represent their name. Look at what they told me to heartbreaker the big girl take it. So right now counted Vince of my fellow freaky brother artistic. Google Greek freak. They say see we. We come from the same stop. Oh we follow the teachings of our fearless leader the honorable James Ambrose Johnson Junior. Who Jiang's Ambrose Johnson June who regains bitch original super free founder of the Church so for allergy leader. Rick James. He's saying the add is a very is a frigging European looking in case. I don't know I'm trying to tell you. The honest is a super freak. Oh boy a super freak Ed. Yeah I ain't got no doubt that he's GonNa followed True Patients Honorable Rick James Understanding on following the groin. His postseason understanding. You feel good. Jane Lew with the stuff. That will you see power auto words of James Ambrose Johnson Junior to leading regimes right? He's got the name from talking. I know when you got a name dog in this world you gave it to me here. Man Pay bus been out various. Don't win and he ain't concerned about you folks no no he thrives on things on a Mary Jane thank play all right in other words. I'm trying to tell you Mary. Jane is a hell of a drone. Look anywhere you usually go win in the finals with Gannets right now. Not only going to make it to the finals. When he get there against the Lakers he's on wall split. Legrand at the half court line. Lebron is a look at. What did the five fingers say to the face? Say he was GonNa Happen in other words. Yeah but tell couch real about this guy who cows so accounts. Your cats will cow shoes on role. I doubt I've Johnson says seventy six actually moving up from the last time we did he night. We didn't last time bombed in the playoffs. But All Star not gold status is world job performance. He wanted envy all. Talk Raiders. Mvp even care him throw a day for no. I love him so the Internet agrees with both of us. Fifty eight percent in an all star. That's it for us. We'll be back tomorrow couch.

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Pucks with Bernie & Panger  Episode 16- All-Star game,  Surviving the Saskatoon Scare, Blues 2nd Half

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Pucks with Bernie & Panger Episode 16- All-Star game, Surviving the Saskatoon Scare, Blues 2nd Half

"It's that time again to talk hockey. It is pucks with Bernie and panger right here on scoop dating back dot com. I've Fox sports director Martin Kilcoyne with the NHL All Star game in Saint Louis for the first time since nineteen eighty eight. There's a lot to break down a lot to talk it over with Barney Federico about from the alumni game the shooting skills and the fun was had with the family it really was as a Great Celebration I guess other than Patrick Kane who was booed repeat. was that the right thing. And how close did this franchise get to. Leaving town Bernie. Fitter goal was on the team when there was talk about moving to Saskatoon. We're GONNA get into all of that our weekly visits are presented by Marie Davila's senior Living Greenville University triad. Ed Bank fast. Eddie's Bahhare Urban Chestnut Brewery Cope twenty four and B and g tuck pointing. We'll be talking with the hall of Famer Real Soon Winning a Stanley Cup is an easy with the blues. 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And we're joined by the hall of Famer Bernie Federico All star weekend in the books and I don't know if you can sum it up and one thought but you really. It was a busy weekend and for the alumni but I thought what was great was it was wasn't just about the all stars. It felt like a celebration of the Blues Franchise. It was kind of almost a continuation of the Stanley. Cup is is what it was a Martin. It was absolutely outstanding. I mean I think all the people really that were downtown really enjoyed it not only the players that came in from what a town would all the people who came to town and certainly only the Saint Louis Blues fans and. I think that's the most important thing that's what it's all about. You know when you look what was going on at Union station with the hit over thirty thousand tickets were sold there for the fan fest and The game was great everything that went with the skills so I I think it would be a huge success and I think that Saint Louis Really made a great impression on the rest of the world in this phone following weekend the Blues Alumni honored. You're out there. Friday night. Had the skates on right. You got to throw a few passes there a couple of helpers I did. It was kind of fun. I mean they came out of the blue. I mean they they wanted me out there to show support and just kind of make an appearance within All of a sudden petro came in and said. Hey No you're gonNA pass and I have not been on cases the winter classic so so I was a little concerned that I actually had to get on the skates but then do grabble stick but You know with Ryan O'Reilly it was. It was great. I mean it worked out good. It was it was. I didn't fall down. I was able to even turn a little bit but no it was. It was a great experience. What an ovation? I mean are crowded so fantastic. I've been so blessed to be here for so long Just the ovation that I received an and just to be a part of the activities in the real skills we never had that when I was all star we just had a game and that was it now. You see it's gone so much bigger and larger and everything thing to have the skills to be a part of that just even for thirty seconds was pretty special. I wonder for the players even if Friday nights almost a little more fun because they get to kind of observe their fellow players at their are whatever their best at being fast or the fire in the slapshot I mean I think the skills for even the fan base it's and of course bidding steals to show no surprise that added to it. But what do you think the players maybe get a bigger kick out Friday. I would say so if I was playing I would because I mean Fridays much more relaxed. It's really not a game. You're doing something different. You're watching skills. Does your watching other people. You really don't care I mean you. Yeah you care when you have your little part to it whether you're taking a shot or or certainly want embarrass yourself when you're in the skills competition of subtitle one down when you're skating but it doesn't really matter that point. I think that's when you really get to know the other players and I think that's what special on when you play against against guys in all your career and you don't really unless their teammates. You don't really get to know when you Get to be a part of an all star game especially when you're playing against all the other best players in the world And then you get to know them individually so that you know them in the future. I think that's really the most special part about it and That's the guy with the guys. Have the most fun with me. I heard you say that on the TV side. Did they may have been a player that I thought he was a real ass or something then all of a sudden. He's your teammate. For a couple of days. Did you experience that whether it's Black Hawk or a red wing back in the day. Would you say you know what. Actually you know what that the heat of the battle. I don't like this cabin. He's actually just like us. Yeah you know what my first of all star game in in really in in Detroit I mean. I was news on the same team of the guys from the Philadelphia flyers watching brothers and stuff. I mean Bobby Clark. I didn't like those guys but I mean to be A. It was kind of Nice to get to know them so it was kind of made a little easier. When you play the next? Maybe they were going to be so much animosity that you had for each other when you played against them so yeah I think that was really part of it. I mean I think the the big Build up was whether or not the matthew check was going to get to play with David in with dry settled the Edmonton Calgary deal. It's just a hate each other and in fact I think Dr L. came out and said he would get on the ice with Matthew could chuckle of courses first. Caller Gordon was an assistant chuck. So you can The game is I mean. We'll always have You you know the hate the hatred that you're always gonNA have that it's a competition you don't like playing against the other teams especially when you have a rivalry like Calgary Edmonton or even Chicago You don't like the other guys that I think we saw all that with cane. Even I mean people are still both booed. CAIN every time he touched the puck during the All Star game and he's even on our team but It's one of those things that you get over it and I think that's what makes the all star game so special. I thought it was really funny. And CAIN was having fun with it. I just wondered okay. You boom all night Friday Saturday. He's on the Central Division. He's on on your team quote unquote do not will on Saturday. You think it matters at all. Do you care either way. No he didn't but he did he actually got some ovation's he scored a couple of goals in that game and he actually the blues were dealt with the the central was down with three goals and then all of a sudden Keane scored the third one and tied and all of a sudden they start. Jerry yes so. They didn't think they were just cheering for the Central Division Division at that point I don't think they realized it was keen. But I mean he's Gonna I mean he said it best. He said he knows that the Saint Louis Blues they don't like him and fans don't like him He can't change that and so he's just GonNa vote and have fun and that's what he did and he's he's Alva- player We mentioned the kit. jukes matthew out there brady out there. You wouldn't have been playing. But you've been around this franchise you've been at the rink. What do you remember about those guys as little kids coming around? And were they hanging off McKenna's do you ever have an inkling then like these guys will probably play no. I don't think we did. I mean I mean. The game has evolved so much in Saint Louis. I don't think we really I started. I mean I go back to my kids. I mean we really didn't have enough ice. Yes we didn't have enough of facilities here to even think that our kids really get a chance to play the game professionally. I mean we were. This is Saint Louis. This is not somewhere in Canada where we grew up where. This is not a hockey hotbed at the time that it wasn't Minnesota or Michigan all the cold weather places so we really never had that inclined but as time has gone on and all of a sudden the buildings came up popped hopped up. And you know all this alumni in town the coaching is good and the competition from going from here to Chicago Detroit. Whoever it is you're able to do that so I think did waltz kids. Were right in the thick of that that that you know that timeframe when when all the the coaching everything was coming together so With all the time they spent with wall down rank I mean again after a what was done all the time that he spent going from city to city coaching them and helping them and getting involved evolved in so much hockey. Whether it'd be spraying hockey summer hockey all that stuff. It's not surprising media. I love the picture that they showed during the All Star game of the two kids sitting on the Board Sarah they must have been what maybe six and eight of the time and was still playing so I think that was really special and to see them. Be a part of the All star. Not only you know playing in the National Hockey League. Uh on the All star team in the National League's very very impressive. Here's the biggest crock. They don't pay rent. Okay I I know Walt knows what those guys are making. But shantelle doesn't doesn't allow so when they live at the house and they come back. They don't have a home in Saint Louis other than mom and dad's house is not shouldn't they be paying a little something at this point. No it's not drawn a check anymore. I don't think well I don't think walt needs. The Wall is okay. We'll be okay forever and it's a it's an interesting story. You know what I mom just wants to have boys at home I mean. There's there's still a young kids. I mean what Brady's twenty years old it would matthews twenty two so these are young kids. I mean these kids should still probably still go to college and they have no jobs and they really would be making in any money at all but hey they're making plenty of money and I think their next stop will be whether they wanted to come back to San Luis will buy their own house. And maybe they'll by the host for Walter. I mean I'm sure there's no mortgage on that house anyways so this is one of those things I think it's kind of cute You WanNa have your kids at home. And I think we'd be in the same boat here if we had that happened we my wife and I would love to have the boys Be At home during the summer because the off season seems to be so much shorter now that than it used to be to have. The kids would've been great. Yeah we always joke about the guy in kice basement whether it was Stephanie. Act Back in the day. David backes for awhile now. Robert Thomas I think we need a reminder. This is not your normal basement. Okay this is. He's guys are doing just what. It is a great traditional for for blues players to kind of have that especially Robert Thomas who's so young and he's around Brady and Matthew Fairmont now and they're kind of in the same boat being young guys in the League. I think that's wonderful trucks to do that. Because I mean these kids are young. Robert was nineteen coming in. I mean this is so we played junior. Robert could win in Alek back in my junior days we always had to bill it You a house we you know. We had landlady and landlord all the time they wanted us to be with older people and so that You know things would be not getting out of hand and These guys are professionals and they're making can a lot of money but it's nice to have someone you can really rely on someone that you can go to Walton. Sean Taylor both ways that they're like they're like house. Mom and dad is that if he's got some problems or needs help with anything that he goes to him and he's you know being friends with you know with the with the With Brady and Matthew economies it a little easier to go to wall tumultuous a Wonderful Guys Shan tells the same way so I think this is a great that the contracts have done this for so many of the kids have come to Eric. Johnson was another one. I think that stayed there as wall so I think that's just a very special chuck through that because that's not easy to do to have a professional guy that made a lot of money living in your basement obviously The kids must love love. Abuna I think one of my favorite lines during the cup run. We're talking to Robert Thomas about that situation. And he said I said is there a curfew and he said Walt wouldn't be home to enforce it. Compare this is pucks with Bernie and panger right here on scoops with Danny Mac dot com or visit presented by fast. Eddie's bond air. You've heard all about it up there in in Alton Illinois if you haven't been what are you waiting for and if you haven't been in a while you need to get back because it's a mood changer. Here are visits with Eddie. He's it's always a good mood. You've heard Brett talking about bread whole you go into fast Eddie's if you're in a bad mood you're gonNA leave in a good mood open seven days a week it's eleven. AM DOORS Open on. 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Needs for years being a not just a longtime resident there but one of the people who helped get that started and was part of the ownership group right now Fred and Mary Kay wease and just festive fun. People you see the fountain when you drive by Clayton road right at the intersection. Your Queens Park. It's Clayton and Wiedeman during the cardinal. Playoff runs you see the red fountains during the blues. Run See the Blue Fountain going outside. Always a huge Christmas tree. They're just fun festive people and a really great place for your senior years. Set up that appointment at Marie. Davila DOT COM. I wanted to ask you about the franchise itself self because right now. Everything's going the blues way. And if you've been around this town played for him. It wasn't always the case. Did you ever worry as a player and this. This team isn't long for this this city. I mean from Saskatoon and Harrier nast and you might have been offended the bumper stickers rumor where the hell is saskatoon brings like. I know where that is. Did you ever think maybe it's just not GonNa Work Longterm in Saint Louis. There were times that I did think that I mean. Especially that era through the Harrier Nasty era and I think once Mr Shanahan came in vote got involved. I think that was really kinda turning point when we knew okay in with Mr Shannon just loved hockey and he was not going to let this team leave and Even when through we went through the transition we went back to the Keel partners and Buri got involved in this and that but You know within the lorries When you got people that are are saying those people are even Missouri people with you know with Bill Bill Nancy Then I stopped worrying about it because I knew that they were. This was in good hands and something could happen and and I think the longer that we were here here. The League was not going to let anything happen. I mean I think that's one thing that you're bettman is is really. I think. Done a really good job. He doesn't believe in she's moving franchise because you're going to try to make it a little better somewhere. Tried to correct what you have in the city that you have and And now since Tom Stillman's group has taken over. I mean this team is not going anywhere. All of a sudden doubloon one Stanley Cup. So yes there were. Lots of times is where we were a little concerned that there was no longer going to be the Saint Louis Blues but I think that this is an eternity but for the blues now With what has happened now with the ownership group with the value of the team is working critic to my Martin has gone up so much over the course of just the last two or three years. Now now I think the cup now and makes his ranch even worth more money so I think that we're in good hands ends here and I and especially with the fans. I mean this ban bases growing and growing for the first time ever. There's a waiting list for season ticket. Holders I mean that's amazing itself too so I think. Think the franchises in in real good shape and I think the future looks very bright yet of the young fans. Now that are stepping into this thing. It's like following the bowls in Jordan or the Yankees. There was a tough L.. Stretch there they have to go back and look. They even skipped the draft one year right. What were the doors locked at the older? Well there's all these crazy stories year in the middle of it as did players talk about sentences as check and balance I mean how turban that was it for players. Yeah well that was eighty three. Yes they did close down. I mean Mr Francis Left. I mean the whole thing closed down and he was gone in the franchise was really A LIMO at the time I mean there was no draft demean. The league said no that the Ross Purina that they were not going to be able to sell it they were not gonNa let them sell to saskatoon so which really is the strangest thing that they allowed in. No one had the draft at all. I mean someone should have been draft from the Saint Louis Blues at that point in time. So I think that was really really the darkest day where we thought we thought maybe Best case scenario for us. If if if we're GONNA move they would not allow to move that. We're probably going to go into an expansion Richard draft which was going to even be worse because here. We are teammates with you. Know Twenty other guys and all this and you're gonNA have dispersal draft and we're going to all end up at different places in the League so I think that was our biggest fear fear at the time and we really went through that entire summer I remember being back home and we had a place in New Orleans is scheduled on a lake there I mean I was really kinda glued to the TV. The and the radio the whole time we could get cable x up to up there trying to find out what is going on. Are we gonNA come back and we're going to have to sell the house where we're going to end up so it was a very trying summer for us that you're in one thousand nine hundred three as alums this past weekend do you kind of look around take it. In and th- I mean it's got to be a little surreal. Just how hot the brand is right now. It really is th everybody's still I was listening to. NHL Radio the other night and look at Munich. Hockey insider Bernie. And they're talking about repeat and what the what the chances are what they need to do. And I'm like this doesn't seem real. No it really doesn't. I mean you know nationally. We were so popular here. You know I mean everything's about Saint Louis. Everybody talks about I mean of course you're defending. He's Dan Cup Champs so I mean everything's absolutely unbelievable with that so You know in the national media is following this all over the place now and There is a good chance to repeat right now and I think that's what's so wonderful about the way teams played. They continue to do you know. Do all the little things that it takes to win. I mean they're getting the right. Saving the goaltending. Good I mean and Craig Ruby. Believe I believe that this team can win. So I don't know if there's been ever a better time in the history of this franchise and I mean if they can do it again I think it's just another another feather in the CAP. All right pucks with Bernie panger talking to the hall of Famer Bernie Federico here on scoops with Danny Mac dot com or hockey visits brought to you by Triad Bank Neighborhood Neighborhood Friendly Bank folks who are happy to see a walk in and it stink when you go to a bank in their sort of rude when you walk in there. 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I I really love the gotten hooked on the urban underdog. Whatever tastes you have? They've got a beer for you. Urban Chestnut not just the locations in town but also so in your neighborhood grocery store you can pick it up. Make Urban Chestnut part of your Blues Viewing Fun. Grab a beer. They're we've mentioned before you can get urban chestnut the zoo. They're all over Saint Louis but make sure you grab them and have them at home as you're sitting back and watching some Blues Hockey Blues Begin their second half there in Vancouver to the western Canadian swing. They're going to be in Calgary are you gonna be in Edmonton and eventually Winnipeg. This is what I have to know. My Canadian provinces ended up in Manitoba Eventually But kicking off the second half as a player do you kind of feel. La Okay. It's a it's not that it's playoff crunch right now but is there a different mindset since it's the second half well. This is the tough part right now from now till the end of February where he is is. This is really tough hockey right now because guys are tired. It's been a grinding season right now. And I think you know this is the doldrums of of the National League season until you get to the final twenty games until you get really just about to march than I think. Everything kicks up a little bit so I think the whole thing for the Blues Right now. I think the good news is that they're in such great shape now leading the the western conference. What the six six point cushion on Colorado in the in the central so This bodes well for them when they played very well on the road but I think that they just go about their business. I mean But I think concentration zhen-yi this is the hardest time for them and there's going to be teams that are are going to try to jump on the blues early. Try to get to them quick because they maybe the blues have not gone through that Stanley Stanley Cup hangover yet. Maybe this is going to be the time so this is going to be. I think the probably the most questioning time for for for this team right now. Can they keep it together. Can they keep their concentration. Can continue to do the little things now over the course of the next three or four weeks and I think that's going to be the biggest hardest part for the players and for the coaching staff to make sure that the efforts every night and do you worry the about it's that NBA term load management. If you look at a guy like petro plays a lot of minutes and they played a lot of hockey last summer does army sit down with Peruvian. I mean not that. You'RE GONNA get a guy like petro night off but how do you see 'cause you're highly competitive guys at WanNa play a lot. How do you manage that or if you do? Are you almost freaking the player on like over thinking it. Well it's funny. Is that when you look at these ice time over the course of the really the first. What fifty games? And we've almost played. The ice time has been down on on most of the guys I mean. I think that the coaching staff has done a really good job. especially with guys portrayal of Perico Ryan rallies played much less than he did when you last year but I mean over the course of the last probably three or four weeks. Those guys are really got up to where there were playing last year and I think that's probably what they're going to have to do is probably come down from that a little bit but I mean as long as this team is healthy and it looks like it. Looks like blades going to be back. Real soon break was going to be back tonight. Humane Cougar so when you look at that I think the coaches have done a really good job. They're going to have to continue to do that because you do not want to wear them out. I mean everybody knows. This team knows better than anybody. Nobody else is that they know when they have to play well and that's really in April May and June and they were able to do that last year and they really did that after really they blew themselves out from January anuary through April. Just trying to get the plaques and stuff forget they were last place when January started. I think there are better position now because they do have Some a little bit of cushion there that if they do they still bounce back they know what they have to do they can be ready When the crunches consequential? I'm really comes in. Do you think there's less pressure. I mean they did win the cup. Obviously you WanNa do it again. They're competitive people. But I would think the freakout factor where the nerves get into a tight first round series. Or maybe you're in a tight second round series that this group isn't exactly GonNa you know crap pet as they say no. I mean they know how to handle the pressure. I mean really brushes offering. They WanNA Cup yes they want to win another one but they won. I mean Saint Louis never wanted to come up and I think that's you know that was those stigmas that this organization has never WANNA couple. That's there now. And so they are vanished Stanley Cup Champs. They know what it takes to win so oh I think that they know how to win those one goal games. They know how to win those close games down the stretch. We saw that they always bounce back well after law so they know what they have to end is basically the same team as they had last last year in fact maybe a little better with the acquisition of Falk and the little things. They've added some of the kids from your in the minor so this is a good hockey club so I I really concerned about that and I think that you know when push comes to shove this. This team will be ready to do it but that being said I think there's much less pressure on them this year to repeat than there was to try to win that first one all right final thought not as a player you go to Vancouver Calgary Edmonton. There's some downtime in there as a Canadian is this one of the players. Most players are Canadians. It's their favorite trip. The Swing I. I don't know I think they'd rather be somewhere warm. I think he'd rather be in Florida now instead but I mean again. I think this is a kind of a tough deal for the players. To be in Calgary Edmonton is really not a lot to do with real coldness and that so I mean going to a movie or or killing time. Sure they'll practice Couple of days because the two days off in between for the broadcasters broadcasters if I was there I would be leaving tomorrow night right after the game. In Calgary it'd be going to banff which is only about an hour drive away. I would've space state all day Wednesday and maybe Thursday. Yeah we say I would've. I would've had skiing. Oh Yeah I would Wenski or just even hanging out inbound facility. I wonder I don't know. I talked to two curbs about that earlier this year. I don't know if he's going to do that but that's what I would be doing. What sometimes the teams did do that take the players up to bat for a couple of days to and I don't know maybe there's not enough time this time? I don't think they're doing that but It is. It's beautiful and the mountains there so I mean that's what I'd be doing if I was there for the players probably easing into contracts to you. Can you know the players who had his own. No but it just the ambiance. The answer would have been great. You know what I bohm Easter's from Edmonton so's PERICO. So there's a you know. A Lotta guys are from western Canada's well so they'll probably have family come out and visit so up probably have a couple of days and I didn't even look today Timor I don't even know. Maybe they're staying in Calgary For a couple days I don't even know but they will practice and I it's one of those things is that it's the schedule you don't have any control over it I know they'd rather be somewhere warm. But you're not there so you make the best with what you got. Well it's a fun time to be a Blues Fan. It was great to see out on the ice. And just a great time for the whole franchise and I think that the alums guys who've stayed you guys really deserve I'll call it a victory lap for the French. It's been a long wait for the cops a long. Wait for the All Star game. I would say the weekend the love that was felt I think it was well deserved. Well thanks Martin. It was fine I mean just have the guys come in Thursday and it was a blast to see all the guys I mean it was a great alumni game to cut competitor. The first goal scored so fun times and everybody from the from all over the came in guys like Ian and read had the best time. 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Full Show (All Star Game, Dunk Contest, Tom Brady + Raiders, Astros, DeMarcus Cousins)

First Things First

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Full Show (All Star Game, Dunk Contest, Tom Brady + Raiders, Astros, DeMarcus Cousins)

"Welcome into first things first time. Heidi Watney either Chris Broussard and Doug Gottlieb. Hello Gentlemen welcome in great severe side. We have a new crew here today filling in everybody off a weird excited to be here this week because we have a ton to get you today and the only place to start is with the new look. Nba All Star game. That's right that happened over the weekend. Pick it up. And the UN timed Fourth Quarter. Last night where the target score was twenty four more than the leading team. So in this case it's one fifty seven. The effort was there. Kyle lowry a charge uncle Leonard. And he wouldn't be done. Larry taking another charge this time. On James Harden Radically Nova not at Duke right do is pumped up their team. Lebron still one though and Lebron puts them up three with that jam. Right there makes a one hundred six hundred fifty three remember. Its FIRST TO ONE. Fifty seven wins. It Anthony Davis gets fouled. He's headed to line. The bronze says it is over by the flight. Flop die by the flop if you're kind of our year and he looked he was grabbing eighties arm to but it was a legit foul eighty sings. The free throw to win it for team. Lebron one fifty seven to one fifty five quieter. Mvp with thirty points. Chris we're going to start with this. New Format was it a success. Oh it was a rousing success. I loved it. I look and I had lost all interest in all star game and I'm an all star week is great. You've been there but all the all star game hasn't been good in my view since twenty fourteen and some people would go even further back than that but this was phenomenal. And I've been watching Games all star Games my whole life. I've never seen players in an all star game for the NBA. Compete this hard in the fourth quarter and it got me thinking with the last time you've seen that much talent on the floor competing at that level. Now I'm not saying. The quality of play was higher than we see in the play offs and in the finals and stuff like that because the team work you know you know all that knows teams are better but just sheer individual talent. This was phenomenal and I think it was due to the new format. I like the fact that they went with the quarter stuff where you can winnings quarter an old. Cba style right in the CBA which before the G. League back before was the D. League it was the CBA used to get point understandings for winning it in court. Yeah I don't know look I don't WanNa get into whether or not. They should look at doing this in the regular season. I mean we could talk about that another time but I liked it because if you're getting blown out you got new life every quarter and you saw it. Jaanus Yanni's got blown out in the first quarter. Then they blew out. Lebron second quarter. Third Quarter is a tie in the four day really went at it. I loved it. I thought it was a great success. It was the best game I've seen in years is the best also up seniors because I don't like watch a love basketball. I love all these players. I don't like watch because they usually give you zero effort zero effort especially the defensive end and for the most part that was this game two on some early on yeah. I recorded. Voice quotas outstanding. I'd like to think some of it is the elementary. I also think a good portion of it is kind of honoring a little bit the legacy of Kobe Bryant. I mean I do think that motivated and I think you guys are fighting for supremacy honest once the. Yana says the title. Mvp But it's still Lebron's league. They're like all kind of fighting for their space in the Gran landscape and and we don't have K. D. We don't have staff right we don't have Kyriakos or were missing. What do I have Klay? Four guys who would be out there so it wasn't maybe even the best of the best but Ken's all things considered it was fun. I The flawed lamenting is what you saw like ending on a thrown. Not If they could fix that because I agree with you. It was outstanding the way like I when I heard all of these changes I thought and they're gimmicky to not gonNA work. But I figured look nothing can be worse than it had gotten right. See All Star game when when all star game got terrible in my view is when they began shooting too many threes. I tracked it back in like two thousand thirteen. A modest shot eighty ninety. Three's combined and then all of a sudden in two thousand fourteen they go up to one hundred and eight. Then it's up to one hundred twenty something in one hundred and thirty something. Yesterday it was back to about a one ten. It just seemed like you're right. The first three quarters was typical. Lots Defense Open dunks. Fourth quarter was phenomenal. Phenomenal I just I mean. I don't know I don't understand why they can't play harder longer. Don't even just the fourth quarter. Yeah this is lawyers. You're GonNa get hurt like what think that is in God's my ano- when I was wildly would pull us obviously hurt anyway but I hear you and you know how it is when you play hard you have really less of a chance of getting hurt then when guys are out there lolly gagging and stuff like that however when I was watching the fourth quarter my first thought was. This is awesome. I can't believe how hard they're going at it. My second thought was man. I hope nobody gets hurt. You know and it just came to my mind not that it was going to happen or not. That it was more probable. But that's just the whole because you you'd hate to have somebody going so hard and All Star. Game I can't believe Rudy Gobert in play more Regal Gobert played in that fourth quarter. He played a lot early on. Yeah we have plenty of dunks. You're like trying to win. You Might WanNa play the best defensive player in the League just just the thought it might have. It might going hard. It's certainly important but to your point about it ending on a free through. Maybe then you're putting more onus on not fouling someone if you're one point away from hitting that cap the whole strategy to like okay so there so you need three points to win. Lebron goes down. Everybody stays home and just let's get it done right because that we still have two possessions. You almost feel like you should go to the old like if it's like a pickup game and you get fouled. Then you get the ball out right orient to invite to when you do a win. It'd be better because obviously in the first case you mentioned they're just GonNa file if you get close to an open look the grabbing. Which is there's a lot. There's a lot of bad parts to pick up basketball right. Chris Kyle lowry fallen down. He felt like he was gonNA grab the ball. Go my way. There's all these different L. Lebron James taken near half court shot to try and end it. Right anybody's play. Pick up ball. Nice if there's one guy just wants to fire is just like I'm done in Kawai. My wife has texted me. I gotta get inspire three and try. That was Lebron right. He missed it could ride. Try to contested three like maybe the possession or two before but yeah. I agree I think you. Can't you hate the ended with the free throw? Yes what was good about it was you. You've heard the announcer saying that team honest. They couldn't file because if you filed like the last few minutes it was like. They can't foul because they send him to the line. So that was good strategically but you have to come up with something. I think you say win by two. Anthony Davis said he purposely missed the first one to put. How was the? Follow up to be really. You really tell him true. 'cause he looks serious and she. I can't remember who it was in poor. Says she bought it? It looked like but I want to really challenge him more naked. I don't believe that but I don't believe that I do not a chance to end it. 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Because he is ridiculous but I'm GonNa Wear Gordon. I got this to me. And Zach Levine. With it was the same thing. Levin Zach. Levine. Was incredible but I thought Aaron Gordon should have won the contest. So this guy has to me. Two of the best known contests performances ever may be two of the top five and does not one. Can I me just make a statement that I think were were burying a little bit? Dunks should not all be nines and tens right like some dogs are fives. I was to give five. And you're like WHOA will five. Golly you could barely dunk when he played like we're judging on a different scale. These are the greatest dunkers on earth for them. Five is like about average. They can all do it. Outta got another possible yeah thrashing with offering say we need a Simon cal? They're talking about that. Well now that all star weekend is over the final playoff push has begun in the West. Teams are going to battle to knock off. Lebron and the Lakers superstar the team. Most likely to challenge the Lakers in the West is. There's no question is the Clippers. I think is a two team race in the West Clippers. Lakers I think the clippers have the edge. I think their favorite but I give the Lakers shot. But yes the clippers the perimeter defences crazy. They got that two nations dog mentality. I think they're tougher than the Lakers. I've said the Lakers Hollywood and Beverly Hills. The CLIPPERS ARE COMPTON. Watts and it might matter a lot. I'm just long beach together more seventies but still rugged I would I would. I would go clippers as well. I don't think anybody would challenge that I do think it's interesting. That the perception the clippers in terms of toughness and then you look at the defensive analytics and they tell you the Lakers are actually the better defensive team. But they're on a collision course. The possible derailment outside. The clippers and Lakers are injuries to either right but when the clippers add the sitting finals. Mvp Now the All Star Game Mvp. And you know. Not Just Paul George. But a culture of toughness and competitiveness and beat the Lakers every time they see them so far this year the clippers of the biggest challenger want the Lakers alike. Yes they want. All all the slower than the Lakers smoke. All right. We're on the east where honest has led to the best record in the Eastern League so doug the team most likely to challenge the bucks in the east as I WANNA say sixers. I I want to because in our minds like NBA teams. Biggest stars are always at the end of the playoffs right. I think it's the Celtics though. I think I mean I watched that. And maybe I'm too taken by Jason Tatum. Having thirty nine against the clippers in the last year on the court right and he's only twenty one years old but they been close. They've been these from conference finals before going back two years ago. I think their chemistry is better. I think their defense is better than I think. Those younger guys and like we're underselling Gordon Hayward being back he was a legitimate western conference all star before he broke his leg. I think they have a better team than the seventy sixers and I'm not a buyer and a postseason Raptors regular-season raptors great. I'll go celtics biggest. I'm not mad at you for big in the Celtics. I wouldn't have been mad at you for picking the raptors but I'm with the sixers because I do think they are the most talented team in the east. You know top sevenish. Yes most talented team in the east. Embiid and Simmons. I think last year it worked to a large degree because Jj redick was there to spread the floor. Now you brought in Alec burks and Glen Robinson Junior to spread the four day chain starting lineup to Horford out of it right before the all-star break I think that'll help. We'll see who they start. They keep Korkmaz's in there's the start. He had zero points he was coming off. Sixty five points in the first in his last. Two Games has zero as a starter but I think if you get shooting out. There spread the floor. It can work to a large degree. I've got a lot of questions about them still. Yes because Ben Simmons especially in the fourth quarter. You have to put him on the box to ask somebody guarding and that forces in beat out three point line we. Nbc brought that up himself. But that's a problem because now his biggest strength I can't use so they got some issues but I still think they may get together. They won three straight to against Memphis and the clippers. They're great at home. They being the top four teams in each conference at home so their home. If they play the road and the second half of the season I will begin to believe now. Speaking out the sixers said quote. It's GonNa work between him and Ben Salah does. Okay we're good doesn't lead to an unlikely tyler runs so we're going to go back to the dark horse to win the NBA finals. I if I'm being honest on there is one. I think it's going to be one of three teams I think. Is Milwaukee the clippers or the Lakers? All right beast absolutely floored if you know barring major injuries if there was anybody else that won the championship. However I'll go with last year Philadelphia before. I don't think they're huge dark horse so I would go with Toronto. I hear you don't believe in them. Because you know who's GonNA leader Siaka Zealand that level star but I think nick nurse does a terrific job. I think you've seen these guys that are closed. They play so hard. That's part of why they're being successful. Now everybody will play that hard in the playoffs. But I just think if I have to pick a dark horse. I'M GONNA go with them. Okay we can get in Toronto whenever you want. But let's just go dark horse. Houston I thought about this rockets. And I'm not mad at a just look. Everyone's trying to play small ball and they've Dave decided instead of having Jaanus as their guy who the non shooter Creator they're GonNa have Russell Westbrook and then they have James Harden who's as good a one on one offense about some players we see now they don't have any rim protection but they're trading three two and so far it's working and with all the size you're talking about. I know they wouldn't face Philadelphia unless it was the finals. Whatever but with all the size the Lakers have. It's really hard for Anthony Davis and even Lebron James to cover any more both beyond the floor at the same time because neither are truly is comfortable covering out on the perimeter. Like who does. Who Does the Bron- guard? Who's a brown garden? That that's why they struggle against they were put. Well you got Tucker probably the guards there. So who's the Bron- Garden the bodies nine ten? Maybe he's just not comfortable. He likes to kind of play. Centerfield and use his brain not uses lateral Jodi because not there as much. They're just hard to cover. So do you give them a legitimate shot of winning the West or or at least be? The question is dark our car. You're not very convincing. I think they got a legit. I think they're gonNA upset somebody to play. I think somebody you're gonNA look at you like no way. Denver beats him like okay. Yokich against Yokich against that Utah like you think. The style offensively and defensively has a chance to work in a smaller sample size. Mvp as fans raining MVP. Jaanus is the heavy favorite to repeat as MVP this season but anything can happen down the stretch so doug the player most likely to challenge Janas for MVP is or Lebron James the MVP the league so far rooms. Not because I'm sitting here and like all of a sudden our. Wow but normally but we do play sports to win sports and I get. The team has the best record right okay. But the turnaround for the Lakers is incredible. Just we're forgetting at the last year's last regular season game magic Johnson resigned surprised every butter coaches fired. There's thoughts the Bron- might WanNa go elsewhere. There's all this other kind of drama going on and now the best team in the West like for all the little things that he's done pumping up the ego of Anthony Davis You know making them into the best defensive team. In the in the West I think the brawn James has been the most valuable. Janas has been a better player are better players in the NBA. Lebron's been the most valuable. Lebron has been phenomenal. There's no doubting that but I think it's Jaanus and it will. I think John is is going to win going away at least at this point if things continue as they have. I think Lebron is second I mean Lucas been hurt in Dallas. What six-seed fifth seed in the West disqualifies himself for awards by sitting out twenty-something Games for low management and? I see no one else to challenge so I got Lebron second. But Lebron benefited from this early in his career in Cleveland. There's no second star. Lebron you're right. Dave improved tremendously. But you also add Anthony Davis and so just like shacking coby used to do you. Kind of cancel each other out. 'cause they're both so great. I think Lebron will fall victim to that Jaanus. Khris Middleton his second star. He's really good but he's not like a perennial superstar type guy so. I think John is the numbers of phenomenal. The record is phenomenal. The analytics are phenomenal. And then he's got no second star helping him do it so I think John is by a huge long day of tough day at school still stuck at the office. Treat yourself to the meal. You deserve on demand from your favorite restaurant restaurants. Come to you would. Door Dash Door Dash connects you to all your favorite restaurants in your city ordering is easy. Just use the door dash up and choose what you want to eat and you're Daschle will bring it to you wherever you are not only. 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It was one of Gordon's five fifty point slams on the night so he obviously one right now. No we didn't. There would be a dunk off between Gordon and he'd Stare Jones Junior Jones. Take up the free throw well about a foot in front of the free. Throw Line but you know who's counting? He does the windmill though. That's pretty good. According to the judges that was just a forty eight Jones. Not Too happy about that. So Gordon needs a forty nine for the win and already had five fifty point dogs right. He calls out the 7-foot-5 Taco fall. He's going to jump over TACO. Kind of diagnosis is a released. Conservative walls neck. He would clear what a seven or sixteen guy probably but he didn't have them but there is a little bit. Mary couch kind of over the jumping over a guy which was not a seven five guy just different. That's that one was better than Jones is on the second okay. Well according to the reports of land amongst the judges for the contest ends in a tie. But somebody made a mistake with. They're scoring. So here is Gordon. At the end of the game. Four STREET FIFTIES FIVE SRI fifties Over it's a wrap. Let's go home four days in a row and NBA. Dunk contest is over. But I don't know who's running the show. He's hot about still years. I know he runs sitting over there going. See that's why I didn't get into contact. Lebron would not have got robbed correct correct. I still think that's a mistake that he may never been really because he would. I mean he was. I don't my personal view. Now maybe he would have come out and done things like Dwight Howard. We were years ago where he did. These incredible athletic feats. I don't know that Lebron would have been a great dunk contest dunk. Oh Yeah you're right. You saw which we never thought he would. Because he's a power dunker. I got it but like look even if you go back and watch Kobe. Ninety seven when he won like he was eighteen. Like always done weren't great. But Colby Jordan Vince Carter. They had that grace hair. But that's what I say Lebron Hurley in the career I think was so explosive. Plus he's Lebron you get. He would in probably right. It's just like when the last COG LAST. I'm there in Chicago Jordan and Dominique like Jordan. One because he's George thank you. I would look the point. Is this do I area ordering rob like I guess? I don't know I'm not sure we're one. I hate the ideal. Well they planned on being. Why why did they say before? The both of them don't examine they were saying. Yeah and then and then Gordon saying I had all these fifties. That's the problem. All these dogs are not fifty was a perfect dunk. Right and not be topped. But how can you possibly have that? Many Duncan he's great. I'm not trying to undersell. Aaron Gordon is dunker. He's an for. He's a good six nine ten to be that crazy athletic that that was that was pretty good somebody. And then twisting. Yeah there is unbelievable. Here's what I think. Doug remember they used to have you could go point five eight point five nine point five. I think you just go decimals so now I can give no seriously. Then the rush is difficult. I'm John J three three points after the decimal eight point two because as you said it dunks. There's just a little gas ritz. Yes between what agile have guys that are willing to go like. Hey that was like a six and buell crazy like you're one of the greatest dunkers ever that was just a very okay. I was just kind of an average Duncan Ryan expecting like Dare Jones. We saw the three sixty from the free. Throw Line on Youtube Hacker. We didn't see we wanted to see it right. So do you judge on a different scale because of expectations? And because of how good these guys are it's GonNa take if you really want to have a legit dunk contest. You GotTa have somebody legitimately says like if I gave a seven right now I the twitter would light up and say you're just a hater. You know the you know your backboard slapper. Who can never do fine. But the fact is that at some level you have to have some balanced there. You have to have somebody willing to those seven like a seven which is tough to give some of these great dunks six or seven. But that's why I think the decimal to meet adeptness Murphy because the system or the old a nine point eight nine six because that leaves the difference between a nine and a Tin. Yes is huge right. Yes so I say oh. It has better than a nine. But it wasn't quite. I don't know if that'll be the best dunk. I see all night so let me give it a nine point right. What about having only champions to be the judge's because they know how hard some of them though I mean we've had some bad former champion. They also don't want there. It's a hard thing. You're watching common as a judge. And then you're like flash to DOMINIQUE WILKINS AND DR J. And the like me. Who had no more about it com and notice to common great dude right guy but but I just put the problem. With having played ex players is they. Don't no one. No Ex player. Wants to be the guy outside of Barclays like. That's a six they just. Don't you have to have a Simon cal on you just do? That's why that show took off their leads to be something. I'm here Gordon. It was terrible the NFL. For some more on Tom Brady. We just talked about the raiders showing interest in TB twelve. But according to Mike Reese there has been no movement in talks between Brady and the Patriots. So do you still think Brady stays with the PATS? I don't I don't and I talked to a bunch of people in the NFL. And they all have they've all said. I've talked to somebody close to him and they kind of this. Maybe it's this. Maybe it's that and I do think that it's going to be really difficult for him to leave. And it's like when you're in your thirties or forties learning a new language. That's what you're doing either. He's going to have to teach his new system to else or they're going to have to blend their system with his in his verbiage. I think it'd be really hard but when you stop talking. We stop having conversations. That's when relationships and in real life that's in business relationships ends as well when I hear that the Patriots and Tom Brady aren't talking. I don't think that's a good sign. I think this relationship feels like it's over. Yeah look I do think he'll be back. I mean you know who knows. You're seeing all types of reports. I think there's a seventy percent chance if I had to go seven one through ten. I'd say a seven that he's back in New England because what's the alternative for New England. Jarret Stidham I mean. Unless he's much better than we know. Because you look at the legendary quarterbacks who all left Joe Montana well Steve Young. Was There Peyton Manning? Well Air Luck was coming in you know Brett farve well. Air Rogers was there. I don't think bill belichick wants to go through a season without a quarterback that he knows can get it done unless he has to. And that's why I think ultimately the best play for both of these teams Brady amfortas. Patriots is that he's back in New England. Look they were twelve and four lasser. I know they might not have been as good as the record. However they beat Pittsburgh we've been rothlisburger. They'd be Buffalo. A playoff team twice. Maybe Philadelphia they beat Dallas. They plates INNOC- Closer Than Baltimore. Did in the playoffs. So if my biggest thing and I think Brady everybody's talking about the money. Does he want thirty? Plus million he wants you know. I think it's more about respect and I think it's more about getting him. Some weapons because Brady knows is evident to all of us at forty three years old. He can no longer carry mediocre talent. He used to be done that most of his career. Other than Randy. Moss and Gronkowski now. He can't do it if I'm the pages in and I don't know if possible financial now that I would love to see if I'm them I'm going after. Aj Green and I'm going after Hunter Henry and I'm bringing back. Tom Brady and I think if you could bring in even one of those guys Brady would take expressly Asia Green. I think he'd take a little bit less than market. Values market values thirty four. I think he'd take a little less. If you're gonNA give me some talent okay. We can win. There's like look if you can get. Aj Green you can get and you can go out and get one hundred Henry. See how tight end and wide receiver to go with an AG. Etel men in some of their other players in helping to kill her opening. You'll Harry figures it out in your that makes some sense. But you're mentioning the the basically eagle of Tom Brady like. Hey I want some respect here. I want better players. I want a little bit better pay. I think there's a certain Bill Belichick I want some respect to because yes they were and four yes. They weren't as good as their record. Yes they actually played Tennessee close in Tennessee head to shrink the game by you know running off a bunch of clock instead of putting the football because they didn't want to give it to Brady but the truth is that will was inept about the offense wasn't just the talent. It's also Tom Brady. He is a mediocre quarterback meeting the definition of mediocres average. He's an average starting quarterback down. He was last year. Yes and he's not GonNa get better well if he doesn't get her weapons. Though a lot of instant opinion I think a lot of his problems last year where he didn't have the weapons as you'll be are yours game. He was better than Air Roger. Okay but he'd have a they have hardened war zones are the reason is the schedule that they the the you know they play blades easier division which has helped propel them for all these years and they played a relatively easy schedule in the play. The good teams. They did beat the cowboys but it wasn't because their offense they had they had double passes and trick plays in blocked punts. They had to cover up the fact that their offense stunk and yes. I will agree with you. The weaponry wasn't good. He had to star wide receiver. Who both imploded Vienna Antonio Brown that team. That's a good team that might win a superbowl gate. And that's not Brady's fault on the other hand part of the reason that they were mediocre was Tom. Brady isn't as you pointed out able to the team. Nobody's open but he can no longer throw guys open. And so if I'm sitting there and I'm Bill Belichick and I'm like wait. We won twelve games last year. Average quarterback there are other average quarterbacks from Andy Dalton to Marcus Mariota and he has stood him in his system. I'm not saying it's the smart move but the ego in Bella check may be. Hey he wasn't. He's Tom Brady all-time but he's no longer. Tom Brady and I don't need Andy. Dalton to be prime Tom Brady in order to win a championship. I just need him to be as good as Brady was last year and surround him with the sporting talent that Brady wants. Brady's Egos says I gotTa do my own thing thing that I think bill checks eagle will say fine. I can win without you here. You're saying you're saying both of these guys have EGOS THEY WANNA see if they can do it without them. There's something to Tom Brady. He's going now. He's learning a new system. He's learning whole new team. Working with Jon Gruden as supposed to Bill Belichick. Who's been with forever and on the same side Belichick now? Having to train a new guy. I mean these guys have been together for so long. They've got to be so in sync on the field that for either one of them the break-up and having to learn a whole new system train a whole new system a whole new guy has got to be difficult. I and marriage and you're trying to figure out if you stay together for the kids or you know or you gotta go into and then and then you want to go in with a new new. Somebody new like wait. You put your toothbrush on what side and you. You've been married so long. I sleep on this side. You sleep on that side. No I do it a different way. I think. That's that's the problem on the other hand it's too is have been really successful. They both told they're great. They're the greatest ever. You got the greatest coach ever and I don't know if you know this I mean pretty sure you do because you work around guys and you're married to a guy but guys have egos and sometimes the ego says like. Hey I can people will say well. Belichick Brady. Okay and I'll show you and then Brady's like we've never went outside doing it. Okay well I'll show you and I think at some point that may drive a wedge between them because everyone's pulling them apart. You know Alex Guerrero. You don't Need Bill. Bella check we got TB twelve. We'll be fine. I think ego could end up ruining the end of this legacy. Bella checks going to do this eventually. He's going to. He's going to get the chance to win without Tom. Brady within the next two years from now maybe this year. But maybe it's two years three years from now whatever. He Will Continue Coaching and half the win. Without Tom. Brady Brady doesn't have to make that adjustment. And again we at Greg. Genie's did undisputed we him last week he said. Look you never want to leave? You Never WanNa go to a new system when you've been in place for seven years ten years in this case twenty years you don't WanNa have go and learn a new system and it may not be pretty as much as I like. Tom Brady as much as I think. He's the goat as much as I think he has left in New England if they bring him the weapons it may not be pretty Vigo's elsewhere it may not but far left and he had he got to the NFC champ. Okay Joe Montana. His hero is I comic figure. Afc Championship Game Randall. Cunningham you know he with the Minnesota Vikings they go to the NFC championship game. So we've we've seen other quarterbacks peyton manning. His last won a super bowl. But before that threw touchdown passes in Denver Colorado. They were younger right so but they at some point like if you look at his last year which was horrible even when he won the Super Bowl in Denver. Nineteen seventeen picks up the year before that he was great thirty nine touchdown. That happened forty seven. That's what I'm saying. We don't know it might happen in week three this year. He's got nothing left. And if that happens somewhere people are gonNA say oh it was. Bella check happens in New England. It was age beck here on first things first where the Astros cheating scandal continues to make news yesterday. Commissioner Rob Manfred disgust his thought process when deciding whether or not to strip Houston of their 2017 world series. Take a listen once you have a situation in which the twenty seventeen world series will always be looked at as something different whether or not you put an asterisk or asked for the trophy back. I don't think it makes that much difference. We did what we should do. That was found the facts and we were transparent about them last once you go down that road of changing what happens on the field. I just don't know how you decide where you stop so dad. Would it make any difference if the Astros were stripped of their championship to you? Yes yes I think. It would have been an extremely harsh and extremely thought-provoking stance for any commissioner and really really hard to do right because he got an owner who just bought into Major League baseball spends a you know billion dollars of his own money to get in on. It finally wins the world series for the town. You're like yeah we're GONNA take that back because of a scandal that by all by all accounts he didn't know anything about but the way in which Houston is. Handed is embarrassing especially the owner. Jim Crane but I I think that Manford big mistake was undervaluing that even if it's just symbolic that's kind of what we're looking for right. He knows he to call Ravin. She said he can't just take back. A piece of metal and people are focusing on that. But it is just piece of metal but it's symbolic you cannot continue to award a championship to somebody who got it under these means and was caught. Sorry it doesn't mean you have to give it to. The dodgers does give the you know the the to the Yankees. It just means that even even put an astronaut by it. That symbolic gesture is enough for people to go. Hey only seventeen. That was when they were stealing signs. Because I do think without that without that Astra's this eventually does go away in four five ten years. Do you look. I'm with you. I've been saying since the invest in the report came out. They should vacate the title. Don't give it to the dodgers. I don't think the dodgers won under these circumstances but vacate the title. That's real punishment. There's three reasons number one this. Pr Nightmare the baseball having. You wouldn't be having it if you vacated the title because people are upset because the players cheated and they've gotten away with it they have gotten away with if I rob a bank and get a million dollars and I get caught and say I'm sorry but I get to keep the million dollars I mean I'm I'M GONNA say they're sorry would they and they write their bank. Robbers Dank robbers. They would say that amount lately. How I got the money okay. That's not that doesn't really how I got the money. That's what they're saying. Look what happened with Rob Manfred? Frankly this has happened before in professional sports with when when Roger Goodell lay down to game suspension to ray rice for domestic violence. Okay at the time that was actually the longest suspension in the history of the NFL. Like now we look at it like right but we have to remember at the time. He lay down the longest suspension ever been given to a sitting player for domestic violence than the video comes out and he be because he didn't overpay then they smartly created. This commissioner's exemption list right. The outsmart the like suspended myles Garrett. He was suspended indefinitely. Suspended for six games then quietly gets reinstated last week. Rob Manfred. Hey by and look. He had the best of intentions thorough investigation. They were transparent like here. We've never handed down a fine like this five million dollars. That's the laughs is nothing I again. Though based upon what's written in the C. B. Remember when this was written the franchises were worth one hundred. Twenty a hundred fifty billion dollars. So so here's what he didn't. I don't think he saw coming in Nobo- everyone knew that twitter would hate it. Everyone knew that social media would say too soft that you need to vacate but the the MLB is one of the great unions in our country in terms of being united right and we're in there in the middle of the negotiation with. They're trying to get the new. Cba done and you're seeing fellow players come out and crushed the astros like you've never. This has never happened in the history of baseball and didn't happen. The steroid era steroid there. They didn't call out each other during the time because Manfred is said the reason he didn't punish the players is because you knew you get a fight from the union. Well maybe you wouldn't have because as you said members of the are crushing has also think this look ultimately if you vacate the title. We want these players to ultimately be able to move on from this. At least I do as much as I'm against what they did. I want altuve. Am and all these Bregman to eventually be able to move on. If they're really sorry and are showing remorse. You could do that if you vacate the title. Because now they'll never be able to move on as long as we look at them as they got this championship that they should not have gotten the theories and I think they should have done. It is a deterrent now. Every other there were articles where the majority of owners and non ass- but the majority of the owners in the MLB or GM said that they thought the majority of owners in Mlb would do what they did. The Astros did if they were going to get a title and you live with the this because as you said maybe in four to ten years it's going to go away but you still have that championship this. There's Look College when we look at College. Sports and players get punished in get heisman trophies. Taken away and things like that. It's typically for something off the field money from a boost their money from an agent. Whatever it's not something that affected the field of play the game. This actually affected the game and for CRAINE owner to ask those to say I. I don't think it affected the game. I can't remember which player said we want it fair and square. You didn't win it fair and square. There's no question you didn't win it fast where they should not have that championship. It's easy to me. We'll simple no look and and I'm not giving rob Manfred a total pass because I do think that some of this could have been avoided with some of the things he said and again we both agree on. They should have punished. The players and the best way to punish the players is to either vacate or put an asterisk by the title but the players and the Astros did a lot of this to themselves based upon the fact that now you can't really apologize right because your first apologies. The one we remember right and and they basically said sorry. Not Sorry right right. They said maybe I'm sorry. Not Sorry. That's exactly what they said. Hey they basically did the comes championship. No but they're saying. I'm sorry if you were offended by not saying. I'm sorry that I offended. That's what they're doing. None of them have come out and said yes. We use this yes. It helped us the the denial that it helped them is comical. And that's usually based off Korea. Did say help us. They'd gave us raise the one that said we wanted fair and square and then he goes through and he he's really and it goes through chapter and verse every played the scored on against the dodgers but fails measures like well. We can't steal signs because run second. How the guy get on second and by the way like you mean to tell me. It didn't help you entire year to put you in position to win all those games to have home homefield in the Al. Obviously not in the because that decided by the Australian. Whatever so you know Korea on on one hand said Yeah did help on the other hand he says we want it fair and square so those two statements contrary you say people are going to get over this in four years. There needs to be an asterisk on this. There is an APP. There is not an astros on but people aren't going to forget nobody's forgotten about the black sox scandal. Nobody had vacated title. There's no precedent in major league baseball. This is what my rob Manfred said. There's no precedent for vacating a title and he goes on precedent as a commissioner. There's some rain concentrating their different times of change. I don't think you should have just went. Oh President I get that but do you think you should have been vacated I? I'm on the fence about that. I get along. Here's the reason I'm saying you to be. Vacated is because it's their everyone sees it as an astros whether you see an asterisk on Barry bonds records should not everyone sees it as an asterix. Everyone's GonNa see the 2017 World Series Asterix because there's all this over over the over the world series trophy will be baseball. Can't move on from it. This is all we're talking about all we're going to be talking about. If you just take away the title now we can move on. I don't I look the the San Francisco giants lost in Was the two thousand in the world series like nobody goes had. The giants won which was year. They they that was the angels winning two thousand anyway. Excuse me so had. They won in two thousand two. No one would go back and say well. They should have had an asterisk by even barry bonds had an Astra's by just think we've we do have a tendency to gloss over and move on. If there's there you're right there's no other asterisk it doesn't exist right in college. Sports we take down the banners again. It's a symbolic gesture. But that's what's missing as well as some form of suspension for players. And because you didn't do it what's baseball also famous for Vigilante Justice? And now you're sitting there going like all right which of these guys get plunked Gras. Which by which player I mean. Wait till Plato. Let's talk demarcus cousins. According to head coach Frank Bogo. Boogie is on track to be healthy by the playoffs and causes of course stores. Acl In August during preseason workouts. Chris healthy cousins. Give the Lakers. The edge over the clippers. You know they still would be the underdog in my view and look. Boogie was very good at his in his time okay. He hasn't played more than fifty games in three years. Okay to think he's going to step in even if he you know. Forget the chemistry issues that it presents but if he were to step in and everybody were to welcome in e plays great. He hasn't played in very long. So it's going to be an issue. Then I've got a nice headed monster at center and a three headed big man monster with a Dj Vail McGee and do I how. How does boogie effect that? Bubis going to want the ball. I my offense is Lebron ad. Now I gotta get into Boogie. It's going to take away from. Adp defensively he's going to be challenged and have issues garden on the perimeter and things like so boogie what they need from. Boogie is to do the little things they got guys. Who Do the big things they need? Somebody to little things. Boogies never done the little things. I don't think it would be a help at all. I I don't even understand why Frank Vogel gave us. That thought that he might play in the playoffs right right. It's not just the ACL tear before that he had an Achilles tendon tear. He's not the same guy and if we saw him last year in the playoffs. Yeah he can still get you buckets again. That was a year ago for you. Hurt his knee. But he can't guard anybody and this built upon defense would they need if they added an additional big man would be a stretch five somebody who can can can keep the floor open and he hit that corner three point shot or you know they already have rim protection. Javale McGee and indeed Howard so and and Anthony Davis I just. I don't even understand why they didn't make a trade and use his roster spot and cut him. I know there's some salary cap implications with it but I don't notice respected boogie cousins. Who by all accounts kind of figured out life a little bit since leaving Sacramento? But I just. I don't understand why we think he'd be useful asset considering the League has gone so guard heavy. They already have big eyes and he can't guard anybody and he's barely played in the last two years outside of that Mrs Lincoln. How was the show? Well goodness you guys both kind of down on this one all right. So do you think there's he said it? Just put it out there to kind of some other teams. I think like I think he just was being honest. Frank Vogel is Great Guy. He's an honest guy and I think he was just giving his honest answer not thinking about what it might mean the ramifications and things like that but look believe me. Lakers opponents and and again boogie was great. He was a legitimate four time off. Don't really good twenty-five really good. Well Yeah I mean. He was only scoring on bad teams with bad chemistry. Let's let's right right. I'm I got. He's a hall of fame or anything like that. But you know he was a numbers guy and he was a legitimate all-star but they don't need boogie they really don't and look. Opponents of the Lakers are hoping they put Boogie out there. Because that gives you something to attack. Bogey likes to shoot the three. You mentioned stress five. I mean he doesn't shoot it particularly well. He's okay but he's six game in New Orleans and as many as times he's not I I would have to guess and this again. This is just a guess. One of the underrated things about the Lakers. There has been zero drama right zero drama and it's not for lack of drama. I mean they had a little bit with calicoes. Ms Trainer Squad. Jay Squash pretty good since the ball families out. There's no drama right Magic Johnson. There's no leaks and a lot of these guys have been drama guys in the past. Lebron doe a Howard Rhonda W Goran so I could only guess that Franks putting out there so that he has a positive force in Boogie as he's sitting there he's with the team. He's traveled the team. He's working out putting that carry out there. He's going to play in the playoffs and then way doesn't play in the playoffs. He'll handle that. Then you know with the USA. Remember there was you putting Jason Kidd on the staff. He's GonNa backstab Frank. Google nothing great chemistry. So you'd have to think that frank wouldn't put that out there unless he had some idea. How would play in the locker room and how it would help things for the second half of the season and I think the players genuinely like Boogie as you said. He's you know I've dealt with him a little bit. I think he's a fine guy like that so I think they like him in in theory would like to see him out there so this does bring more positive vibes to locker room. Yeah I just don't think is going to help much on the court well. Chemistry is important. You had the playoffs in now starting with Tom Brady. The raiders reportedly planning to offer the QB two year. Sixty million dollar deal superstar. You enter out on the raiders being Super Bowl contenders with Tom Brady under center. I'M OUT SUPER BOWL playoff contender contender. Not Saying they'd definitely make I'm in on that but super bowl contender. No look they need receivers you say. Maybe they'll get that help in the draft. The defense gave up twenty six points a game. That was the bottom. Ten in the League Pass. Defense was poor. They got a lot more work to do other than just getting a quarterback. Yes I think I'm in and I'll tell you why on super bowl contenders contenders this. If Brady goes to the raiders again. This is the scenario right. That means he doesn't go to the chargers. I have questions about the chargers. And can they one hundred Henry? Can they get? Who's going to be their quarterback? Tyrod Taylor I don't think Denver's there obviously can't stay great but there is a super bowl hangover possibility. I look around the AFC. And I tell who else is there and you think about Gruden. He's done this before and by the way two years ago. He trades away. His best player gets two first round. Picks and people think he's crazy then he trays away. Amari Cooper gets the first round pick and people think he's crazy now. You go if he had a Tom Brady to go along with Jacobs to go along with some of the other talent maybe great go the Van. Not me you go. I like the idea. I think it does work. And if you have hard contenders Tonio Brown saying he plans to meet with teams at the NFL combine in order to make his comeback to league. Doug are you in or out on. Abc being a top three wide receiver next season. If and this is a big if he returns I'm out we're actually sign on the wall at the NFL headquarters like how many days without an Antonio Brown incident right. I think we're at like fourteen days which was just as ing people. Forget he still has to be cleared by the commissioner and I the off the field stuff is legit and and it's in an area now that no one wants in their locker room in addition of that you just don't know what you're getting. He wasn't honest with the raiders in terms. Not just at the foot problem but the field issues and then when he goes to the Patriots clearly he didn't tell them about these other lawsuits. That were coming. That doesn't make anybody happy. I don't think he plays next year. I'm not sure he plays again. He appears to be a complete personal trainwreck. Who's now saying all kinds of things? Whatever it takes to get back and league. I don't think you me a top five wide rece wide receiver if you're not on a team. Yeah I'm with you. I'm out on this now. Look if I'm being optimistic. I'm looking at a B.'s. Last two weeks. You're right 'cause two weeks for him. As a long time I mean two days is a long time not to backtrack some of his apologies. So at best case scenario saying finally finally he has seen. This stuff is catching up with me. Hopefully he's woke up now. I think he needs to see some people in talk to some people and things like that but I I'm with you. He may never even play in the NFL again just and even if he does get on the team look why. Why did he mess it up in Oakland? All the to do was play and get his thirty million. Why did he mess it up? In New England he couldn't even as they went a couple of weeks before social media. Edm's reporters trying to investigate a woman. We have you to stay in too much baggage there. So let's Talk Hoop Team Lebron to town in the NBA. All Star game last night. The new format led to an intense finished. Are you in or out on the All star game formats in a like it? I mean do I think we always have to have an ill amending or we can't come up with another name for the you know they might be nice. Sure Paul But I'm in. They competed. It felt like it did matter to him in the fourth quarter. It's an all star game. Which we we watched less and less than Major League Baseball Star Game. Nobody can stand the pro bowl yet. Somehow there are people that actually watch a ton of watching pro. I don't get it and even bet on it. Last night was probably the best. Watch any all star game in a long time. It got my attention and I'm a basketball guy who hates the All Star game so I'm in on it. I am totally. I'm so in that I wouldn't mind if the NBA concert and I don't think the NBA needs changes. But I wouldn't be mad if they consider the bringing this form and not so much the ending although that was nice but the format of you win a quarter you get something for it so maybe if you win a quarter you get an extra point at the end of the game or something like that like. I thought it was great because if a game's blowout early especially in his three point shooting era is that of remaining a blow out if I can win the quarter almost get new life and start all over by winning a quarter now it can. It can remain competitive throughout the game so I think maybe something they should even look at considering for the regular season way down the line. But that's how much I'm in I I let's listen. Go crazy on the regular season. That's like we're watching the XFL LIKE. Oh that's a good idea. That's a good idea. No there for sure but right you know put her earnings and and part of the quarter thing does make sense to me when you went. But there's the other side to it is when when you rest your play you rest your star players knowing that do you want. How much do you want? Extend them just to simply win a quarter and it's been used in the in the CBA which used to be the NBA's minor league in terms of the standings in the states based upon numbers of quarters one but just for the All Star game. I like it. It's quirky little bit different. Wasn't perfect. Officiating left a little bit to be desired. But it worked for me. I like the skills competitions. We're going to rerun Saturday dump contest Miami Heat Star Derek Jones. Junior took home the trophy. Many believe that Aaron Gordon should have won so Chris. Are you inter- out on Jones winning over Gordon again? I WANNA take anything from deer. Joe's clearly he's got the between the legs thing down. He's a tremendous dunker. One of the best we've ever seen in the contest but yes heir. Gordon should've went just if you look at. They gave him a forty. Joe's of forty eight on his last night. Because it was a windmill from what may be a little beyond the dotted. Line wasn't from the free. Throw Line so you gave him a forty eight. Gordon should've got a fifty or LISA. Forty nine on his last dunk so just from that. He should have won but I thought he did. The best bringing out now bringing out TACO. How can that not be a fifty? There's there's two parts to push his head down to it okay. Daytona five hundred hasn't been run. It can run a little later on Fox right because of the ring. This is a little bit like the Daytona five hundred. Where just because you lead the whole race? You know doesn't mean that there's a crash with a couple of APPs to go you get past. You don't get you get points for the Cup standings but you don't actually get check rock. That's a little bit of what happened. Here you find crashed Taco dunk. No no but it was. It was it was okay. See No wreckage. It was it was good. We're we're kind of over the jumping over guys and using them to propel him I get TACO. Fall is legit seven foot. He didn't he didn't in push all sold or anything out. It's both of them. Are Crazy crazy dunks? I love the idea. The judges admitted that they colluded. Shredded up. Giving my man D. Wade but you know little home cooking for his boy. Dare Jones play with him last year. Miami like I'm not going to lose the way we used to have this member when people watch survivor right survivor. Or there's also bachelor in paradise where they all like. Okay we're all GONNA do this. Forget that that's what I thought there. Jones should have won. I thought he was. He was part of the show won his last one as well right He. He's he is an awesome next year. Dare Jones Zach Levine. Aaron Gordon Zion. John Moran I think Donka No. I'm rest come on lefty so we have back to back to it for the Fan. All right onto the NFL news surrounding Tom Brady according to a report. The raiders are prepared to offer Brady two year deal worth sixty million dollars. Can you see this happening? I can? I'll tell you why people forget Michael Jordan and Tom Brady by some considered. The Michael Jordan of football number championships are equals well. He's searching for that seventh championship. Michael Jordan people forget was classically underpaid for most of his career is pay player 'til 'til the end how much you make your last two years. Thirty and thirty three and Tom Brady is at sixty per this. Per- this offer. I'm just saying there's there's there's a little something going to a little bit like the number has been thirty. Right is the number thirty because I think he understands the symbolic nature of it. Can I see it happening yet? Biggest make to me. Look I. I love Nash. Vegas and Nashville's I think the fastest growing in the United States. There's no state income tax and there's lots of great things to it. I just can't seem plan with Giselle. We're like we're going to Nashville. A- against Tampa Bay can't see it. I know those super bowl next year can't see it He's not going to be as Peyton Manning's team right. That's not his can't can't go play for India. So what the OPS archers. I'm the only charger fan like the history of sports television national sports radio and they're like seventh in terms of popularity in southern California. I mean legit legit Brady. They're not gonNA ever GONNA ask but they are never going to surpass. The Raiders Baiters the most popular team in La. The rams are like fifth okay. They're never going to pass. The Raiders Never GonNA surpassed the cowboys. Who train out there now. Going to surpass the steelers who are much more properly if somebody transplants probably not going to surpass even the niners who popular in southern California because they were successful. And then you've got the rams I just they're not the Lakers out the dodgers. I don't see it the Good Vegas. Vegas is a place where people at the end of their career. Elton John Shows There John Jerry Seinfeld. I'll go I'll go play weakest shows at CAESARS. Like that feels like the type of move and the type place where he inches elka go and put the flag in the ground and spread the idea of TB twelve which is rejuvenation right and rejuvenation the dead the desert air with TB twelve. It does actually make sense to you. Make a nice little argument. None of that had anything to do with football but I mean yeah all right yeah. That's your older shows. But he's not singing. He's not telling jokes he's playing football and I do think a lot of those other places are better football wise from. I do think the chargers will be a better fit football wise. You know this year. They were back but last year. They were good. You know there are two years ago. They were very good team. And they've got the receivers the have the running backs they can. You know this little Mike Williams and Keenan Allen. Right and possibly Melvin Gordon. Back you know. Even if Gore is not back you got and they and then there are other defenses is loaded ready. He's NAB Derwin James. Most of last year. I understand all that but Shane stike in got the job as offense coordinator mid season last year. He'd never called plays Tom. Brady doesn't want to walk into a room and say all right. What do you got what you're stolid blend together and Shane Save Bat? What he's got or does he wanNA work with Jon. Gruden WHO's always wanted to work with him. They're both seen as football guys in football. Vonts I you know. I just don't think he wants to go into a room. Full OF GUYS. That are unproven. As opposed to go into a room with Jon Gruden. Who's won a Super Bowl. Who was widely viewed as a great football mind and put their brains together and create the best. New Offense Raiders. Can everyone saying you know can Brady Handle GRUDEN's personality? I agree with you. A net already toned down with Derek. Carr I do think he tone it down even more with Tom Brady so I think gruden and Brady would be a fine fit. I just think there are other teams. That are better equipped to win right away. If you have. Tom Brady and look like I said earlier. I think with the raiders. Okay if they draft a receiver. Maybe that you mentioned judy earlier. And he's nice you know so if they draft to receiver maybe to have a receiving core but right now on paper they don't have the receivers that are even better than what he had in New England tight end Wahler. Is He really that good or was he just the guiding needed to throw the ball to 'cause they're receivers couldn't open or weren't that good you got you got the running back? She got denies running back but defensively. They gave up twenty six points a game. They got their pass. Defense was horrible. So they're they're not like like you mentioned the charges and I think Tampa Bay Indiana agree with you. Pay Manny's team. However if goes to India with Frank Reich that would be you talk about a nice tandem. Yes but a guy he's never worked with before Frank Reich makes sense for Philip rivers because they used to work together in San Diego like Allah has as much left and out on the Brady work with. Gruden no again. I think it's hard I will do right then. Gruden if I'm a quarterback I'd rather work with Iraq because no show well when he writes work with so many great quarterbacks. I understand that I WOULD. I would say the GRUDEN is seen as a as a football savant as a guy who were the thing that Gruden was able to do which I thought was brilliant during his ten years as broadcasters he's able to go and see what everyone does and pieces from it and put an Kinda put it all together and I'm sure he's always thought if ever had VIRA brain like Tom. Brady is my quarterback right and now maybe he can you know what the sale is. The sale is Tom. Listen tell us what wide receivers you want. We'll we'll make it happen cap wise. We got plenty of equity with all of our first round picks for youth. Get a young defense. We fixed our offensive line last year. You Got Josh Jacobson running game. He got waller will kind of get some year old compadres unless role. I know Brady's ready to do it but I do think. This is legit leverage to put pressure on the Patriots. Yeah I think the pages is a better play but you know. We'll see if the chargers brady. More than the Raiders. For All the reasons. You said that the charger charges. They need him to me butts in the seats. I don't think truthfully truth be told. They actually need him. I think they think tyrod Taylor and then draft. One of the quarterback has been their all along the problem with the charges. They Played Sixteen Road Games. The past three years and the organization just beaten up by. Because you never get the boost of homefield advantage. Yeah thank you for listening to the first things first. Podcast remember. Leave us a review and tell us what you think. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts and catch us on F s one Monday through Friday. Six thirty am Easter.

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Zeit Club 1/24: Serena Williams, Corona Virus, Scientology, NBA All Star Game

The Daily Zeitgeist

17:51 min | 1 year ago

Zeit Club 1/24: Serena Williams, Corona Virus, Scientology, NBA All Star Game

"Hi I'm Bobby Brown. Welcome to my podcast beyond the beauty. A new show from IHEART radio. I'm going to be sitting down with different from people each week that I think we can all learn from iheartradio is number one for podcast but don't take our word for it. Listen to the on the beauty on the iheartradio wrap apple podcasts. Or ever you get your podcast because we all have something to learn about the real meaning of beauty. Hello the Internet and welcome to this episode of Zych Cub Zych Club. Only rule of site club is don't title. Don't talk about talk about talk about clubbed anybody soaps. Yes can't humid fat and that's all right. We're sitting here three nine eleven. It was cool to blow building yet. Brazil shit was on. I'm Jackie O'Brien. That's miles was. It was up to me yeah listener. It's Friday we're we're ready for the weekend. I am so excited for a live. Show is the most excited I've been for a live show area. I know I was. I was mad nervous for the last one. Yes one I'm like fuck fuck out here and we're doing a lane year ear we're doing the show is going to be a Lotta Fun. Can't even tell you we can't even tell you guys you gotta see it. You'll Portland if you're one of the Portland show. We got a secret guests on let's talk about what's trending. It's Rasheed Wallace. You imagine we got. Oh well our Vita Sabinas. I would faint as their bonus. The Dude had the biggest head in the history of the Human Race Really I. His head was enormous on a body. That was seven feet tall. So so that dude. Yeah he's his head was the size of a small car. Oh Man let's talk about sports. Serena Williams is outspoken at the Australian Open. She's trying to get that twenty. Four th slamming sports ball news. Yeah she's in pursue because she if she gets twenty four she ties the record for most grand slams. She's okay she's been trying. It's not been working out But this was her earliest exit in the Ozzy Open in fourteen years of her playing in it And she went down to a Chinese tennis player named Wang and apparently she forced the third set and then it just did not go well and it was a two hour and forty one minute match and it's been the longest one. She's played in since returning from giving birth and it was. Why because the last time they played Serena just smoker in two straight sets of six one six not six in forty four minutes right so she was like very? This is the thing. When you're someone like Serena Williams and you are the goat and your China also make sure your numbers match that improve that yeah sure her her a press conference? It was a mixture of like. I'm not trying to shave my opponent but I lost that shit bright and I get it. That's kind of a distal your your opponent. Yeah fucking beat you. Oh yes but at the same time like you can tell her mentality was like. I'm just really disappointed in myself like I feel like I'm really getting close to getting this Grand Slam. But she was like. It's not about that anymore like for me. She's like I'm just competitive when I play like Shit I'm not feel I don't feel good about it. I mean it makes sense is she like what would a tennis exports say that she's like on the downside of her career like as she. I guess I don't know if I right. I mean she's I mean based on the amount she's one it's like. Yeah yeah this is coming as frequently as they used to Turkey completely writer off I think is is not definitely not not smart smart. Bet You know. But that's why the great competitors they achieve because even when they don't do well they just they doubled down and they've got to do this unlike me when I don't fucking do well I quit I. Yeah I don't know like xbox anyway yeah Somebody's rocking remote. That's why you beat me off man. I'm not I'm not used to this. Roger Federer the Serena Williams of men's tennis also he won but he was a real tight match long when to write long one Um long one Krona virus. We we talked on yesterday's Daily Zeitgeist about how it started or the last animal that came through with snakes that was incorrect. That was uh retraction. Yeah I mean this is like one of those things though that we we need to be very are careful about because I mean a story about An outbreak is GonNa be full of misinformation. And so we're GonNa do you one better. We're also going to take take a fake rumor out of the ether That people are spreading around. So there's a rumor going around on Social Media I'll just read the the facebook post it says. The new fed disease called the corona viruses sweeping headlines. Funny enough there is a patent for the corona virus was filed in two thousand fifteen and granted in two thousand eighteen So Patent on this new corona virus expired fired on the twenty second today we have a sudden outbreak. There's magically already a vaccine available So neither of those are true. There is a like weird set of laws that have made it necessary for the CDC to patent like SARS and other corona viruses. That's not because some homeys in a garage had a genius business. No that's just to organize that's to organize the treatment and the research of the viruses and the reason that people are so so Scared about this corona bias is. They haven't studied it yet. They don't have a vaccine for it and they're just finding out they were like I don't know if it can be communicated gated human-to-human that yeah okay or House indicated okay. We're learning as we go. Yeah so Still Super Dangerous and you know misinformation John is fucking. I like of course like facebook. It's like on one of those mom groups or some riddle me this. Yeah exactly okay okay. So let's talk about scientology. They've been out of the headlines for a little bit bring him back. Let's bring him bad. Yo so we. We had heard through the grapevine Here in Hollywood that they're really weird Holly Weird That there was some metoo like a you know Danny masterson had been credibly accused of rape. Yeah and then And then other women also came forward with similar allegations. But then cy Danny mass says a scientologist and the rumors were that he that scientologists were intimidating. These victims right and now some details are coming forth and our wild so I mean the the I guess it's not even fair or to say that the rumors of him being accused of rape. Those aren't rumors those those openings. Lapd was investigating it all that stuff. Yeah so now Chrissie. Carnell Bixler oechsler WHO's married to Mars Volta Singer? Cedric Bixler Zavala She basically claimed that ever since she came forward as one of his accusers of masters accusers. The scientologists have been poisoning her dogs cheese and she was going on instagram. Basically at the vet showing shit like this Like of her with her sick dog and scientology has has the very even-handed response to this. When they asked for comment they said these claims are completely false? False and insane. The bickers have are the big slurs have fabricated the most outrageous lies and are now using instagram as a channel for their latest hallucinatory publicity. Eighty stunt So this one. Apparently this week She was posting a picture of like raw meat that was opened up and had like what she he says his rat poison encased in it And then choosing like I'm at I'm at the vet dealing with another hurt animal. This is what I've been finding in my front and back yard the This is what scientology does when you speak about the predators. They protect any later. Posted a photo of the dog and said that he and his wife had been forced to euthanize her. Jesus Jesus Yeah and said this was the result of eating rat poison enrolled up meet and then he went on to say. This is the second dog we've had to put down due to the harassment from private. Investigators Peterson scientists. Jesus Christ now I don't know I mean again that's just fucking dark and I mean when you also listen to the other stories of people that were involved evolved in scientology doesn't seem out of character. No it doesn't at all. I mean they. This is actually their Mo this is not just like a thing that happens happens sometimes to people like the way that scientology became a tax exempt. Religion was by basically doing this to to the irs to they infiltrated the irs and got them like basically terrified into granting them tax exempt status The book going clear is wild but there's just any and then any journalist who spends time writing and researching them You know set. Some of them have had their lives. Ruined writer just like completely gas lit and told claimed that they claim that they're mentally ill and then it just becomes this. Yeah it's it's a fucking nightmare they make your life a fucking nightmare on yeah to to do that to protect the rapist. Is You know it's just again. This fucking nightmarish. So yeah onto other sports and others right on to pivot when we do these strandings dark dark sports fire and a Fart joke that so lucas been trending. I feel Lucas always trending. There's he's always on Luca Danni the Dallas Mavericks Small Forward Point awesome although Uu you six nine six nine Six at the stroke got the amazing step back just all around really golf player doubles this season. He's yeah leading the lead and triple doubles He's just plain out of his mind this year he he had a really good rookie year. Last year like was rookie of the year and then just upped it to next level now full blown all star. It's I think this is an an interesting story. Because he's kind of people are talking to him now that they're looking at the all-star announcements and he's just so humble and he's like a fan because he saying quote everyone everyone knows what Lebron means to me and then he said and it's amazing to see that Mike. My name is included in like the universe of top players. And and yet it's you know he'll get his wish to play with his like literal boyhood idol Bron James and what's wild to the votes. It was narrowed. James had the like the the most votes with six million two hundred seventy five thousand four hundred fifty nine votes bright Luca received six million one hundred eleven thousand seven hundred thirty five votes. That's why so he's I mean do this guy is who he's re. He's amazing amazing deal and probably still at that stage where his brain hasn't and caught up to the fact that he's one of the best players in the world and it's kind of fun to watch. Yeah when someone's like I don't know I like playing basketball. And you're like you're destroying all uh-huh and he's the youngest starter. Luca is Since Lebron James in two thousand five when Luca was only eight days away from his sixth birthday cheeses And you know like when you look at it. He only Kobe Bryant. Lebron Magic Johnson. Kevin Garnett Isaiah Thomas Kyrie Irving Anthony Davis Shaquille. O'Neal were younger starters than Luca's when he plays in Chicago Yours are all pretty good. Beth Radi pretty good names. I can't think of I mean what's the weakest one in their Kyri. Yeah probably I would say but even then that's that's hey. That ain't no slouches and right names. Yeah so we've talked years past about how the All Star game had been experimenting where the two leading vote getters were captains happens of their own teams and then they would pick their Pick their teams like it's a pickup game yet. They never fully embrace. They never really showed you. I don't know the there was the one try like the. I think the most recent one they actually showed them selecting it but it just the drama. Wasn't there could have been cooler so now they've just gone back to splitting it up by East I west and what it was intended the way God intended. NBA All Star game to east side. Look like so it is a wild mismatch The West I has Anthony Davis I 'cause I WANNA compelling start off with that all right So the east has Jaanus Who might might be the best player right Joel? Feed his finger is pointing in all different directions south by southwest Pascal. Hachem your Kemba both Walker trae young. who was traded for Luca right WHO's a draft and people? I mean that thankfully for the hawks because he ended up being. He's still you know you. He should be a all star for sure. and He's a lot of fun to watch and very exciting But he's he's not Luca so let's let's let's get to the West all stars. Anthony Davis Luca Danni uh-huh James Harden Lebron James and probably really the best player in the League Kawhi Leonard just like Janas them jaanus would maybe start on that team over over. I don't know who. Yeah but otherwise. There's not a player. The fifth best player on that squad the best player. You're on the ocean. Surprise Nas for Rod to I mean Adam Silver Think about this It's GonNa be great though. Yeah do you love to see if you're on the west side Not that it matters. They're just there to fuck around and throw each other exactly in Plano defense thing. I want play no the areas. Because you're just you're just Cherry Picking Cherry thought with you know like I feel like the picking of the teams would gone better if they did it at center court like fucking on the day on the day make these data. It's really like a fucking them like you'll here's your Jersey right and the players are there like it was just like live feed of Lebron feed of Jaanus and then whisper. Whisper whisper okay. I think I'm GonNa go with this breath. It was just kind of bored Do you think those looking at the like the all stars from the east side is gonna be two more Administrative fucker elite. Sort this out now let go. The players are rightfully you too powerful for the League to step in with not back in the day though phrase all the time yeah yeah all right that that is gonNa do it for this week. Another one in the buttocks Yeah we'll look for seeing some you guys and at sketch fest in San Francisco and next week in Portland great weekend. Those of you who don't see insist. Hello I'm comedian and writer so feel Alexandra salutations. I'm comedian and Co host of the daily Zeitgeist Miles Gray and where the host of a brand new podcast called. Four Twenty Day fiance a podcast that features an elevated. Hey I should have our favorite reality show ninety day fiance and all of its various iterations. 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199: Hard Justice for Astros, Women at All-Star Game, What Movie Wins Oscar? Destroying Gas Stations

The Steve Warne Project - Sports

44:06 min | 1 year ago

199: Hard Justice for Astros, Women at All-Star Game, What Movie Wins Oscar? Destroying Gas Stations

"Steve One to everybody. What is up? Welcome to your daily Split. Splint start that again. Welcome everybody one is up. Welcome to your daily sports podcast where we tackle the most interesting stories in sports. I'm Steve Worn long with Jim. Jerome and we're sports radio PALS ON ESPN for about a decade. Where by the way Jim inexplicably drank a strawberry milkshake? Almost every single show at six thirty in the morning. Coming up today a center in Chicago Tonight Got Your Sends Hawks Primer Ladies Liba three on three game of the NHL All Star game. Will you watch. Can you dig it. The Oscar nominees out. Our poll. Question is basically out of the nominees. Which moved you most recommend Morgan? Riley wrote a minimum minimum eight weeks for the leafs and Major League Baseball. Give you eighty some games for beating up your partner but if you steal signs and use electronic to do it but by big punishment by Houston or for the Houston. Astros manager is suspended for the entire twenty twenty season all still ahead today here on the S. w. p.. podcast James. How are you today? Steve very good very good minus. It's might as twenty-five here. So you know what Edmund needs to be cancelled cancel Edmonton. It needs to be there was a one of the great great tweets that I saw. I threw it out. There you know Russ can go away right showing US pictures of playing golf right when it's wintertime here right. It's real charming that thing. Yeah he says it's obnoxious really whereas courtnall sending US complain golf here here here with my golf shoes and shorts on okay. I got the first couple pictures. Okay Russ Menachim. Yeah it because you I mean I recently got you know. Got To normal a little bit and I was happy for him in the first two or three photos by about the sixth photo. So in when he's asking is why should I wear golf shorts or golf young pants fellows. What should I do you jerk anyway? Some Guy Said uh-huh who was the guy who. When when mapping out North America Steve that divided it county in US north and south instead of drawing a line horizontal? Line Steve Right down the middle right right down the middle. We'll take the west. We'll take the west side you you know so we can go. BC right down through Washington state and Oregon and all that right down to California maybe over a little bit to Texas Okay and and then east of the be tougher. You Steve. Because you're an automobile east of you would be east. The states would be Winnipeg Winnipeg Baffin island starting up their weight. We have to suffer. Who would spend one winter in Edmonton or Ottawa Ottawa? I'm thinking of our ancestors here. Maybe they arrive in the summertime they go. Oh my goodness is beautiful. Here are some lovely lakes a bit on the humid sites on bugs around on and stuff. But it's really quite nice but you spend one winter here you would think yourself. We've made a grave grave error. What were we thinking? That's right. Yeah and one white lie and one winter like this and everyone can go back to their little complaint in July that it was humid in the Mosquitos. Too Bad Like okay all right. Let's let's go the minus supposed to go to minus forty here and I'm not sure what the over under Steve will be but it happens every year at least once Steve where I drive away a pull away with my car still plugged in okay. I it'll happen it'll happen for sure and I saw it I is it happened to me last year. Maybe twice as I'm driving down the road and all of a sudden Flam I don't know the court flips up onto the hood of my car across my windshield. I've been attacked by some alien thing worse than that drums gas. I let a guy drive away with the the pumps steel in his tank so he ripped the entire giant pump off the island and he was dragging it around the parking lot. Before I finally flagged him down yeah I I have a friend best friend of mine jake who I named my son after and We were on our way to a golf tournament as juniors. Here's okay as kids. He was the only guy could drive. So that's how young we were. He was the first guy to be sixteen and He was always going a million miles an hour. Jake who's just just just as head was spinning all the time shitting there and Super Smart Guy and very clever and funny and all that and like I say best friend of Mine and so we I live beside him where neighbor so we left his house in the morning to run over to the golf club to pick up our clubs and then go onto another golf club for a little one day junior tournament and on the way to the golf club after leaving his place you have to stop and get gas and he he was gonNA K- K Hurry up. We gotta get Jake. We gotta get to the other Gulf. Course I gotta get the clubs first so as pumping gas into the car and I say to them. Obviously Steve as a joke while I'm putting gas in the car. Why don't you take off with the car and run over to the club and pick them up right sort of stupid lame joke? Rake as if as if a guy's GonNa rip it into drive in takeoff Steve with the well he just. I like good idea. fhu WAM raking owes. Okay rips off the pump okay. Leaves the lead and the hose attached but he pulls it off the pump. So the thing is just you know it's like there's gas gushing take the stand where the gases. Oh my God. He's like. Why would you do that to me? Why would you do that to me Eh? So the pump stayed upright though it was just a just ripped the hose and the nozzle off basically ripped two holes in. It was going all over the place you know. Fire fire the entire Drummond's area like we basically when when that happened. The pump came off. The guy dragged the actual pump gas pump about ten feet off of off of its normal spot and snap the pipe everything and So being a Moron Teenage Moron me and the other gas pumper tried to basically put the pump backup on the island. Even though clearly the gas gushing out and I'm trying to put this thing on top of it maybe this'll so work moronic in any events The base of it is made of metal and when metal scrapes up against concrete. Well sparks happen to fly ally and all of a sudden whoosh. Well we were lucky and we. We were lucky we didn't just weren't ourselves to death but anyway we just We had A. We grabbed the fire extinguisher. We got the turn the pump off and everybody survived but Management was not very happy with anyway. I giggle Giggle Giga. I think I'm all that all right. Let's launch today. I we got lots to get to over the course of the program when we come back. We'll talk a little bit about Major League Baseball and and Well at zero tolerance for stealing signs. 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Major League. Baseball has basically clamped down on the Houston Astros in about the largest way you could imagine astros. Gm Jeff Liu now and and it manager Aj hinch have each been suspended without pay for the entire twenty twenty season by Major League baseball coach that after the sign stealing allegations allegations on top of that they four for their first and second round picks in the twenty twenty and twenty twenty one major league drafts and find five million dollars the highest allowable fine under the majorly constitution. What was your reaction to hearing about that? Well when the when this story broke I think it was the red sox I who were accused of this and it looked like it looked like they were as as the as the story moved along through the weeks? You know you know that came out right that they were looking at Boston had a replay room right because although you have a delay I guess on TV But they're constantly showing replace you know and so obviously you can. PBR like anybody else in your your clubhouse and go back and look at these replays and figure out the signs right. They've got the they've got the camera coming from the you know the behind the picture. Right whale the outfield right. So simple way. Nothing too intricate. There and the apparently the way the the Houston was was doing it was same idea and then they were actually smashing a trash can or something giving signs assigned to the pitcher. You know when they looked at it somehow was being relayed from the club to the bench and they were making noises. You know the the whole Little Morris Code on the trash cans Steve out of how to figure it out so I was. I remember the time going. Oh who cares you know cause has more recently. That New England is in was in trouble again right for the Patriots for having a video guy up in up in the press box Practice at a bengals practice or game I forget. And they're gonNA. Why is this guy from the New England? Patriots weren't even playing playing in the game. Why is this guy from the Patriots? got a video camera on the bench of the Bengals and they're looking at the schedule going. The Patriots play the bengals angles next week. And I haven't I haven't heard more about it since then but my take always was oh cares for God takes to figure it out where they can't steal your signs off the stupid that people can see your signed old not so much my friend okay because they they interviewed cody bellinger was the MVP the dodgers and he they went to the final final two years in a row. I think it gets Houston in seventeen and eighteen and and bellinger said you know unequivocally that that that that had something to do with them losing you know the signs stealing so so much for my little big deal wasting my time with the stupid story man. I think it comes down to you know. I mean a lot of this was player driven but I guess the tie in between the Astros and the Red Sox. This is Alex Cora who in those world series. You're talking about on at least one of them. He was the bench coach there now. He's the manager of the Red Sox and the I guess the report says that Core was the one accused of setting it up not disciplined as part of the investigation however he could still face penalties. He's at this conclusion of this conclusion of this investigation because of illegal sign stealing by as you mentioned a moment ago the Red Sox during twenty eighteen so right right were appears to be a part of this whole thing and when Major League baseball brought this all down It was a case of Rob Man for the commissioner saying Actually gave the The the Astros Express notice in September twenty seventeen that I would hold them accountable for violations of our policies covering signed stealing stealing and those individuals took no action at all to ensure the clubs players and staff complied with those policies during the twenty seventeen postseason and the following regular season. Yeah so much for me making light of it you know both guys suspended for your GM and manager five Mil fine and you lose your draft picks first and second round two years in a row. That's right holy man. Yeah holy men. But I'll tell you what Steve I. I always looked at suspensions and obviously closer to home. We always seen hockey that we talk about and my deal. All the time is when they say is the suspension bench enough and I don't always think in terms of the infraction itself. But I always go. Okay is that is that enough to stop someone from doing it again again right okay. And every time it hockey every suspension. I've ever seen I go. Who Cares so the guy got four games right? You know the teams going big deal. Big Deal I'll put another guy out there and as a matter of fact I might try that I might do that. Same dirty play again. Because I'm only GONNA lose six string Galardo here when I put him out to take down a guy. So that's how I look at suspensions and so when I look at this one I'm going no one's GonNa steal signs anymore you know. It's all consequence right. It's like you have you have to have something that's relevant whether you're talking about Sports suspensions whether you're talking about parenting go to your son and say hey stop punching in your sister all your punch again. I'm taking your favorite socks Ono. Dad Don't die that right. I mean that's what it comes down to so you have to have appropriate consequences consequences for the behavior. Rob Manfred not only the sign stealing the disrespect that the astros showed him again to have put voted in writing and have them not only just ignore it the way they did but do it in such a fairly obvious way I think he just that's part of of the equation as well and it's sending a message not just to the Astros but to everybody in baseball. Yeah that his word is law. Well that and I couldn't think of a bigger penalty than losing draft picks in professional sports. You know we'll all season long suspensions pretty damn punitive as well when you think about like I said off the top top of the show you know I think a guy like Roberto Osuna and that's another Houston Astros controversy agai involved in domestic Assault son got an eighty game. Suspension comes back and And place for the Astros and the correct that's only eighty games and meanwhile stealing signs signs is twice as bad with all these cash fines and and draft picks loss. It's amazing yeah. It's I think it's going to be a deterrent. I think it will. Could you imagine when some guy goes. Hey listen I found a different way to steal the signs right. Everyone's GonNa shut the door and go. Are you out of your mind. Yeah Yeah are you out of your mind so gambling on baseball like everybody knows everybody knows about you. Know you don't gamble on baseball. Because they they still see pete rose's his head on a stick up on the top of the mountain there and they realize yet don't gamble on baseball boys don't gamble on baseball. Yeah it's a Kudos Kudos to them Certainly from my point of view where is is the suspension big big enough to deter guys from doing it and big fine right. They've all I've always said the money's and he's never that big a deal with all suspensions I can remember. Yeah if there's money at all right it's only recently. I think that they start. Say Okay we gotta find this two grand five grand you know when in the day and age when Minimum Minimum Leagues Million Bucks or whatever players are making so I think it's GonNa work. Yeah that's that's a very significant day in in sports you know and you know you make a good point. Don't piss around with this guy and I think it'll be a deterrent for other stuff. You know they you know away from signs stealing getting in a fight or something. You know rushing rushing Russian pitcher yep or something like that guy's GonNa Whoa. WHOA WHOA? Whoa okay we got the meanest judge in the world here with this new commissioner exactly Thomas Change Gears a little bit here and time for the RB computing web poll when a little bit off the page today into a non-sports round because today as we record this was the day they came out with all the Oscar. Nominations and as usual. I vowed to try and see. All of the Oscar nominated films for best picture as usual. I'm going to fail so I'm looking for people's recommendations in the RB computing web poll. What movie do you most recommend demand and why what movie loves best of the Bunch so you want the list here absolutely? These are the Oscar nominations this year for best picture nineteen seventeen. That's the word World War film that came out last month and I just saw the trailer for selected up and it was like Oh my God. I've got to see that yesterday. He got Ford versus Ferrari the Irishman Joe. Joe Rabbit Joker her little women marriage story parasite and once upon a time in Hollywood. How many of those have you seen for the start with? The I saw the Irishman and the ice cream was on Netflix man. Yeah is where I saw a pro or prime. I saw the joker great flick. I thought it was great. Not everyone likes to joke. Her thought it was too sad too depressing Joaquin Phoenix. And it's not what you think. It's not this not this futuristic Batman thing. Okay it's it's cool cool. That's it those two. I know I'll tell you what the other one I watched. Steve and I turned it off. I was I was so bored. There was this one long. Ronald's Ronald's marriage. What's it called marriage stories? Yeah I started watching Mares Story and then I wanted this fucking boring. That's weird. I did the same thing. And everybody's leaving about these performances. I guess it was. I don't know to me I go to a movie. I watch a movie and I asked myself. Why am I going to this movie part? Partly it's it's a some level of escapism. You WanNa go. You WanNa go into this this new world and it's like well watching a a man and a woman not getting along and yelling at each other and be miserable and watching the marriage break-up and all that oops that's probably a spoiler but I didn't see it also. Maybe they get back together. I have no idea but I thought it really tedious. I did the same thing you did. I did especially when she first met with a marriage. Counselor I think it's Dur- during Laura Dern yes I think because the marriage counselor and Scarlett Johansson right is. WHO's a fantastic actress? She's unreal but she goes for this session and they're talking about stuff and I said okay already. Hey let's get to another scene. It was just long drawn out but This is not for you get nominated for an Oscar Award here. You're good but there or is that that actor her husband. I guess I don't know his name. But Adam driver yeah. Driver this guy's coming to the forefront of of the bastion of great actors he I just watched a movie. A couple nights ago called called the report. And it's it's a great movie he this Guy's what the ends up with the CIA investigating a real story investigating back at the time the interrogation tactics by the US government. And and you might remember this Steve where it was in the news and the issue was should they torture guilty parties prisoners capture. You're right and that's what this movie is all about. He they investigate this whole thing. He had susie investigating them the CIA their our own people about this stuff and whether it worked or not. It's it's a great movie and he's phenomenal in it. He's really good is very good and I and I respected the performances. That that I was seeing I just again found tedious I wanted to if you watch a movie like that party was hoping you're always hoping for the ending right. You say well maybe we'll get back together and then restore their love as it once was but I the more I watched them the more I said. No you guys should get divorced. You guys you know like you guys should not be together. You're both uh kind of jerks in your own way. You also once upon a time in Hollywood right great movie fantastic movie. Grade up only saw the Irishman once upon a time in Hollywood. So that's my only barometer out. They were both great. And I'd certainly take once upon a time in Hollywood if I'd choose to a lot of people don't like check it though. A lot of people love it. Don't get me wrong but I see a lot of people saying you know what this is. This is just a bunch of famous actors pretending to be famous actors actors in the Sixty S. And there's not really gonNA come face to it or anything like that so Not Everybody loved it. Yeah no no man you gotTa Watch the Trenton Tarantino It's about the man. Winters road is the premise of it and but he changes the outcome. It's fantastic. It's fantastic as I thought it was a great movie. Here's Act Jones As I go to twitter on this at TSN. Steve is where we conducted the poll. Once upon a time in Hollywood had no plot or direction just a bunch of famous actors pretending to be famous in the sixties besides one bloody action scene Allah Tarantino. It was basically a dry period piece in in my opinion. Of course so he did not like that movie whatsoever. But let's go through some of the tweets some of the other bits of feedback. We got in the pool lebowski cliff lift booth sixty nine rights. Once upon a time in Hollywood I loved everything about it and great performances by Brad and Leo Glenn Walton Good Sponsor of the program. mm-hmm agree such a cool film. He says by Town Blaine writes. The joker was good. Great acting not a superhero or villain flick. Seventy year old actors playing thirty five year olds with C. G.. I. Ruined the Irishman. For me. And Hollywood was okay. Lots of waiting around for stuff to happen. Not Really Usual Tarantino Flick. I I chime in on that as well and that I did. I found that little distracting the CGI that they mixed into the Irishman to make guys like De Niro and Pacino and Patchy look younger than they actually were I thought it was thought worked except for for Deniro thought that it was off pudding almost like computer version of him so I forget generally speaking I thought it was great though Overall also got one brought go go watch as they interrupt emails Came out a couple of years ago. Speaking movies go. Watch Molly's game. I liked that one. Did you see it sure. Yeah Yeah it's about an Olympic athlete. Who starts a poker game after career? A big one. Yeah I like that a lot. Cypher thirty-one Rights Ford versus Ferrari was outstanding. I definitely recommend that. One joker because of the superb character development Mike Acetyl no rights. Movies like that are rarely made any more Daniel Ham goes with joker wonders if nineteen seventeen even been released yet. I think it was in December remember In nineteen seventeen another vote from Dan. Ganesh the story the cinematography the acting. I'd say joker For best actor though. So that's some of the feedback. We got today as it goes and people's favorite movies among the Oscar nominees. That's our RB computing web poll for Today Day James The polls Stevie is brought to you by rb computing from computers to business networks and everything in between rb competing competing solves tech related issues in record time and now for the holidays check out the. AMD rising nine thirty nine fifty x the world's most powerful sixteen core desktop up processor all of that and much more now available at our be computing. Two three five minute in place suite. One six and bells escort one last one here and why would if you have a twitter account. Why would you name it mellow out Dick Wad? No that's after Dylan de Mello. One of the sends defensemen so it's spelled that way. And that's the Avatar with Dylan Mellow and his big cheesy mustache. That he had an movember of ember but then he calls it mellow out Dick Wad. I don't know if I'd go with that but he's happy with it so I'm happy with it. And he wanted to chime in the movies as well because when I put the poll up have seen from once upon a time in Hollywood were Brad. Pitt is dealing with that way. Way younger than him. Hippie girl who lives sort of a cult there but you know they see each other through the whole movie and And she's acuity and everything but doesn't really do much with with the old armpits. If you recall I remember that yeah so mellow Dick Wad rights. Goddamn that chick is fine with a Harry pits and so that was his contribution to the poll. Today that just changes everything. I don't care if your scale of one to ten China at ten. I just can't deal with the big hairy armpits I'm up. I'm off to watch this week. He this movie may have missed the deadline for Oscar nominations. It's Jamie Fox. Movie called mercy or have mercy or something like okay. Yeah and I was watching. TV TV last night and the reviews were beyond raving They were they were caller Oscar. Stuff really so I had in a blast out and see that cool this week. We'll get back to you. Steve please do. I want to change gears here and talk a little bit about the All Star Game. Not that I care much about the NHL All star game but it's kind of interesting because right now the professional women's hockey Players Association Which is a union that represents the best women's hockey players in the world Who aren't playing hockey as it turns out? Well they did kind of barnstorming tour and that came to a close on on Sunday they played six games. They call it the secret women's hockey showcase it starting September And again that was a series showcase events featuring all these former pros like Natalie spooner Marie Philip Pula Hillary Night And the goal is to promote and raise awareness for women's hockey the the ultimate objective to create a unified pro league in North America and so as a bunch of exhibition games. They sounded lie. Sounds like it was Luke Luke. Warm Response Pool. I said well the support was there. Obviously you always want more but it was there another step in the right direction An eight nothing win for one of the teams so they didn't really have a very good handle on how to divvy up the teams but it was an exhibition game. And all that so it's just come to an end and now we find out. According to a lot of reports that are out there that at the NHL All star Game mm-hmm the women will be profiled once again remember last year we had Kendall Coyne just do an amazing the job in the fastest skater competition in fact I think she beat a at least one or two of the competitors from the NHL. She was that fast and so everybody kind of raise as their eyebrows about that and they also took part in other skills but this year they're going to do a a women's only three on three game as part of the All Star game. What do you think of that you know I love the three on three in the NHL? Love it love it. I think it's so good. And so popular created that they can get rid of the shootout And have have you don't need to have time Fremont because someone's GonNa score someone is scoring here within the first. You know if you left to go if you let it go ten minutes or fifteen minutes. Someone's going to score right. There's no doubt about it right. It's it's I don't know how often it goes to shoot up but the only only play it for five minutes right the three hundred three Thai game so I that's my take on that you know. Let's let's do it. People love it. The reason they love it. Steve is because of that that someone's going to score and because you know speaking away and he did that interview the other day and said you know listen. People like sports because the scoring okay. So you got to have it. Ironically I think this is going to backfire for the for the support. Boorda Women's hockey. I think it's going to work totally in reverse because scoring and win. A women's hockey is not the problem. You got tons of it tons of it right. It's it's you know it's been some crazy crazy games right. There's lots of scoring and women's hockey. I think I don't know I mean that's kind the crux as someone who coached women's hockey for a long time. That was always the challenge in that. The you can you know. Get everything well-structured it. Everybody playing extremely well. And there's certainly lots of skill in there but Scoring is in my opinion scoring his challenge. Now maybe at the highest level of a little different I mean I haven't really tracked how many goals are being scored like say compared to the man at the highest level but I will say this most most levels of women's hockey that's what coaches lament the most is the inability to bury that puck. So I'm totally wrong. Well no no you may not be again. I don't watch enough pro women's hockey to say whether or not you know they're lighting up but I know that like at every other other level for sure finding ways to score is the key. Yeah the talent pool is pretty limited right in women's hockey unless I'm wrong on this one one so so you get compared to men. Yes yeah team. USA and team Canada writer or the gunners in this thing and and sort so lopsided right Sylla's. I can't imagine if if you're if you're thinking of putting three on three and women's talk even if it gets to overtime could you imagine. Could you imagine team Canada team. USA In if it ever got there in a three on three Against say they say they do. This says here's what we're GONNA do. Forget the overtime we're GONNA play. The last the last two or three minutes of every period is going the three on three not a bad idea right to to open up. Could you imagine Canada's best players three on three skating against China in a game I mean they would just it would be crazy. Share Nile them. Steve with all the room. You know the speed talk about this girl. How fast she is anyway? I think it's I think they're batting. Three three on three thing is not a bad play. I don't know how yeah. Well viewed it will be or how many people will be there for it per se but I I think it'll do okay. I think it will do better a million times better in terms news of eyeballs than what they tried to here in this barnstorming thing. This This tour they went on and had also argued there. Probably be more I- Baas all more eyeballs on on it. Then we saw at the Olympics Canada versus the US in the gold medal game I think it'll be right there with this. You know with the same. The number of eyeballs roughly Hard to say but I do think that it's a huge thing. It's just like they're trying to trying to get promotion. Like if somebody asks asks you or I to beyond say the biggest podcast in the world whatever that is deemed to be well. Of course. We're going to go on it. Because we'll be gleaning their their popularity and bringing people over to our podcast. Of course we're going to do stuff like that just to just to build up what we have going and the women would be crazy to turn this down so I think it's a smart play. Yeah if you look at Basketball Three on three tournaments. I've been around for a while and there's a huge one here in Edmonton with with I don't know how many different courts they put up like like twenty thirty forty courts. They use a big parking lot of western mall and it's super popular and what it does do is bring a lot of people into the game or otherwise won't play in a men's league and stuff like that and you get you get different levels of talent Latino but it's certainly. I can see that creating interest for more people to play basketball and maybe women's hockey would do a bunch of three hundred women's Women's hockey tournaments. Right start there and when we come back on the show we're going to get to Some terrible awful news for the Toronto Maple leafs on the injury front. He eick's and we'll get you a sense. Hawks primer when we return as well as though to to clubs. Get It on tonight at the C.. T. C. 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The Patrick Kane is putting up their sends have gone eleven seven and three and home games so they are just. It's like night and day. JEKYLL and Hyde home compared to road. the sense of got it going on in the and the bottom line for that is I mean lash. Change means so much for a team like the sends. You don't have a ton of depth We'll see how they fare tonight against Chicago. How often do you think the sense of one more games than I thought they would up to this point? People probably thought they'd be worse than they are. Yeah and how often do you think. The coach goes into addressing room these days with with a team. That's tough offenses. Saint Louis Saint Louis. Boys of course they they were in last in general and then when the cup the other thing is as a gap here for a second Steve. Oh the other thing is you've got you've got a guy who scored seasons not just getting to be half over over twenty one goals. I'm doing the math. You know since might have a forty goalscorer. There would never think that you would never bet on on that at the beginning of the year ever had declares declares at a slight cool patch in the last little while but he's been one of the stories of the Ottawa Senators. That's why is going to the All Star game and It's been amazing to see. Gazoo was kind of a reclamation project almost throw in most sends ends fans. Even the team themselves were most jacked about getting a couple of second rounders for Ryan to single and declared seem like our. We can kick the tires on this guy. That doesn't work out. We'll let him walk in free agency in the summer but he played well down the stretch last spring and he's been awesome this year with twenty one goals and eleven assists. I do still see off every once in a while. Were I see the things that used to drive coaches like John Tortorella tortorella crazy but He seems was to be a guy that is going to be a pretty consistent performer for this club moving forward. We'll see though there's still lots of time left in this year and we'll see if he can keep up the pace or even keep close to that pace that he was on for quite some time in the. I guess the other story in this game is that It's going to be once again. Hoge Bergen Net for the sands for for a third straight start. Even though in each of the last three games Craig Anderson has been fully healthy and absolutely ready to go. So that's a kind of interesting. It kind of means that we're looking at. Maybe the end of Craig Anderson As a member of the Ottawa Senators I would think oh well. He's getting older not a fun. Part of being a pro athlete getting into your twilight years. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah yeah no one plays 'til fifty fact most. Don't play the forty. But he does go down if this is swansong. This'll be I think it'd be regarded as the greatest goalie in Ottawa. Senators history if you look at his body of work for the sends Dominic Hasha the greatest goalies ever played for the sends. 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All-Star Game '21, Blake Griffin's Fit & Pelicans 2nd Half

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All-Star Game '21, Blake Griffin's Fit & Pelicans 2nd Half

"Before we get started. I want to tell you all about a few other. Espn podcast offerings around the rim presents. I'm speaking hosted. By china robinson an interview series focusing on black women across sports entertainment and culture who refusing to be silent right. Now who want real change episode one futures. A conversation robinson has with netflix chief. Marketing officer was alma. Saint john and wnba player and activists. Natasha cloud also stephen as world streams weekdays on. Espn plus. bring fans stephen. A smith's entertained perspective and deep expertise with signature guests. The best interviews from stephen as world are now available as a podcast every wednesday you can catch around the rim presents. I'm speaking and stephen as world. Wherever you get your podcasts. Hello and welcome to the podcast. We talk about the nba. Which doing on monday early afternoon. During the all star break Joining us just off a plane Leaving atlanta where he was one of the few media members spears how many media members were actually in the arena last night. That can you know it's really hard to tell but that'd be fifty. Oh is that many okay. Yeah you gotta remember. There was some locals yet. But i was surprised to see Reporter from spain reporter from china. Like i was surprised to see some of the international media. That was there but it was. It was a spattering. I might be being generous i well. That's marc spears. He's joining us from new orleans and also joining us from new orleans. Pelicans beat writer Andrew lopez what's going on andrew. How's everything they're enjoying this beautiful weather i think. We've we've sent some beautiful weather to you for this podcast. Yeah i know you guys got hit with some snow in new orleans weeks ago when it did not in new orleans it surrounding areas got some office and what ice hits down here. Everything shuts down for like three days. Because we don't know what we're doing but other than that it was. It's we didn't get the ice part so i mean the the snow part so that was kind of upsetting i. It's going to be that cold. Gimme snow. Let me see walks that we can go away. Spears has new orleans rates. Play live for years in denver. So he's he's got credit in my in my view we've got winner credit. you forget. forgive. Boston yeah boston too but i mean denver way before that you had it before you went to. I remember when i lived in boston. One time that a big snowstorm in a. I'm see if you remember this. Brian allen iverson gets traded to the nuggets around time for chauncey billips Detroit pistons right no. I'm sorry from the sixers. I'm talking about another treatment. That's right he he gets out from the sixers to the nuggets in his arrival was delayed by like four or five days because of snow because the weather was so bad that you couldn't get there so but i remember i saw somebody Skiing down the street so I ever since ends up. After being delayed for five days he shows up but he mellow did not play together for about a month because mellow punch wanted. The knicks players in game in new york and was suspended for a month so it took about a month after everson got there. They finally were able to play together. I remember the footage virus in arriving was it was such a big deal. Everson arrived and the private jet door opened up and First off the jet was alan iverson. Second of the jet his agency on rose. Who's not run the knicks which shows you go. You know the all star game in denver which was fifteen years ago. I remember it was seventy degrees and sunny Which has been a case and a lot of all star game So what was the the feel like their spears An all star game like like no other I feel like unbalanced. The players were for the most part in interested in it. Lebron was simply showing up. Didn't find But for the most part. I felt like the guys were were were invested in it. It was absolutely odd from even my standpoint. Like i left a glen hotel. What you guys knows like literally two blocks away if you covered one of the hawks games or nba thing there. That's the best thing to do is stay there so i go down the street and goes town like nobody there and so you make that left to go along. And that's you know by the georgia world congress center and i mean that's typically i mean i haven't been to atlanta since the pandemic started but you know that area usually pretty College football hall of fame is right. Yeah and so. I go and make a left by arena and there's just some cops No traffic allowed alongside arena. So they took my. Id called in my name. And i guess they talk about credential. Which apparently they had to do for every credential media person and so i went and walked over by dominique studio a statue. Got my credential than i had to walk around to the other side of the arena to get in and use a clear app. To get in just went was reading about this. So this is a this is a number of apps out there that are being used to let fans into arenas and potentially into the into countries later on but the clear app is one of them. So how does that work just for because this something have to have something like that. Well i've been using it for the warriors game because warriors and the nets As you know. I live in the bay area. They're the only two teams that actually make you take a cova test For you go into the games at in terms of the media And then once. But once i got to the hawks arena the. I'm going to clear app. Assists sports so like clicked on sports and the hawks games so i had to like click on a hawks game and then go through a series of questions About whether it had been sick you know you know the same thing. I'm sure a lot of events about being exposed to covert or not and stuff like that and then once you finished all those questions than you show him the at but another interesting feature about it is. My face is already scanned into that. Clear up. So i have to do to face scanning as well and takes about a three to five minute process. Once i'm done then i show the people at security. The app in your face to verify identity is that which and download it could be going to some games so and so it creates like a qr code. Is that in that. Yeah right once once you scan for the right identity and then answer all the questions so they know it specifically. Is you men at eventually. Gives a qr code. And then if you've had a recent covid negative test that that's loaded in there as well right. Is that part of the deal. That's supposed to be part of the deal. They ask you okay so whether you want to be truthful and not all those questions about what he wanted. I mean i would think if somebody had like they ask you. Have you had a fever or cough. Or whatever i would think. He had a fever or cough. You wouldn't come to the game but then again. We got ourselves into this mess by people. Not just doing that. But andrew when you go to pelicans games. What sort of have to pass. It's it's pretty pretty basic year You're gonna walk around the side of the arena where you were media normally go in at and when we get in there. It's the somebody just asking you the questions. They're taking your temperature you know. Have you been in contact all those questions. Marcus talking about that. We've we've answered feels like so many times And that's really it on for fans repels games. It's the doing the same thing temperature asking answering the questions An an and that's about it when we get in there Thinking marksman two to one one pels game he can you know. Speak to just come in spears. He's not stop. You're you're the only person is sneak away and do that. I don't think we could do that. Anymore they They locked up. But it's you go up in the three hundred level in this section by yourself and even though the smoothie king is is one of these arenas it has fans and they have fans in the upper duct there's barricades insecurity on those sides. Not let them come where the media is and then you go downstairs and you leave. It's a through back doors it's It's it's the way. I don't know it's still surreal process kind of going through that after experiencing regular games. I messed it up for everybody else. That's pretty much what i'm saying. Yeah that's how he wasn't alone so the players arrived in atlanta on various. Oh by the way. I looked at the The private jet manifest not the manifest but the private jets that were left out of atlanta last night and I'll talk about that in a second. The players got into atlanta by private jet on saturday I think had to report to the hotel. I don't know what was the players hotel but they had to report to the hotel by seven. Pm and once they were in the players hotel in theory they couldn't leave. They were locked down inside the players hotel in their rooms. they had to pass three cova tests Before tip off So joel embiid and ben simmons. They tested negative But the strict quarantining that they went through Helped in theory again prevent them from having exposure to other players that would potentially cause other things so the so in a way the nba's system actually worked And now the interesting thing about the spirit's woge reported that it was The bar there barbara in philly that they got lined up before they left to go to all star. If it's the well. I don't know which barbara was but i don't want safe because i don't know for sure but if it's the barbara who's very well known in philadelphia. I won't say his name but it was barbara that all the nba players go to philadelphia. A lot of players. Go to that guy. Do you know what. I'm talking about spears. I don't wanna say his name mobile. I think so. I think he was one of the well. I i heard this off the i heard. This guy sometimes takes up to an hour to give a haircut and sometimes charge as much as a thousand bucks. An agent told me that but There were you know so a lot of people are talking about boy. This is a potential superspreader event blah blah blah. I i don't think so at all. I think the place at the nba is worried about was not atlanta the place the nba worries. Worried about is miami. Because guys last i heard there were one hundred fifty players who were planning to be in miami This weekend this past weekend and the reason the nba knows is because the players have to have cova tests while they're there and they had to sign up for them so the nba had an accurate count of how many and i was told it was in. This was two days ago. Maybe it's grown. I was told it was the neighborhood of one hundred and fifty players when miami over the weekend The testing site. Which i think i don't know for sure but i think was that the heat's facility Man that's where they're apparatus set up. They had to give the players a schedule like he was so they had to like he was drive through and they had to like have multiple lanes and had to give players a schedule. I come at this this time to get your kovic test. So the why couldn't handle the crush. And i was checking the private jet flights out of Out of atlanta late. Sunday night and there was. You know quite a few headed to la. Because that's where a lot of players go. there was some flight to milwaukee. I think we can have saved guests on who that was. Four was a flight to columbus ohio. I think we can have a safe guests. That was mike conley. But i don't know for sure you know there was a couple of flights to new york. There was a flight to dallas of like phoenix. And then a whole bunch of flights down to miami for the guys who wanted to go join their brethren down there for a few days and the all star game so I'm not worried at all about it. Land like i said three cova tests and everything with the nba has to hope for is that there was no major exposure event in miami. We won't know today will know later on but that's spears. That's that's where the nba wasn't is right. Now buddy up. I can if the club scene in in miami anyway close to what was in atlanta players weren't at the clubs in atlanta. That's the thing like no no no no. You're not you miss what i'm saying. I'm saying if the club scene in miami is what we saw on in atlanta. Not the players were in the club in atlanta. I see i would be worried. 'cause that didn't look like anybody had a mask on a in a they. Were certainly a pilot dancing in breathing. Going on so what comes out of miami certainly will be very interesting to see. Yeah so let's hope that everything. Miami's chill that. Were outside hanging at the beach. Ron social nobody. Service miami i i gotta tell you. I was the winters there my first winter in miami. I didn't see. I don't think i saw a cloud in february that year. I mean it was seventy eight and cloudless. Every single day was like better than advertised. so i get it and you know international travel. I mean you know the players. Could you know i'm not that. They would garner national but sort of limited mexico and you could have gone to the caribbean that had been tough. And so it. Also when you're planning when you're making plans you don't know right now. The weather's actually great and a lot of the country but you don't know that so you're saying where am i going to be able to go and lay on a beach. He don't know for sure whether that's going to be the case and a lot of places so you know miami was place so That'll be. That'll be interesting. So this simmons and in be first off Spare i don't i really was. The all star game was fine I appreciated them doing it. janas goes sixteen to sixteen. That's a once in a lifetime. Game like andrew did you. Did you see anything in the all star game that you're gonna remember for more than fifteen minutes it's probably just dame and stuff like treating half court shots like that's that's really the biggest thing i will say this. I am glad that they brought back the elementary Because it did give a little short in the game. Yeah i was definitely sort regained. You weren't i mean it's it's still i mean the end of the game. You're it if it's normal game and you know team. Lebron is up by thirty. there's no real interest. Which are you're watching to see when the game's going and how it's gonna end and there was at least something there you kinda were watching for. But i think the thing i remember most about this is damon sub. Just taken half court shots. They were layups. So let me let me ask you this. I got a question should dame have been most valuable player you know. Sixteen sixteen but in all star game. How difficult are those sixteen shots. They did it a crazy. Three bank. Ten in all full disclosure. I did vote for you on it. But somebody in dame circle was mad at me so sort of follows dame brand names always kind of. I'm not saying was him but yeah but yeah no definitely falls a brand because if you look at what he did toward the end of the gamed shots. He made the degree of difficulty. Could the degree of difficulty of the shots at dame made be more impressive than a sixteen for sixteen with just one three point. I don't know some people would argue that it's harder to it's well it's hard to score on the inside that it is on the outside even the outside shots farther that especially when all star game no shots are all wide open But you know then all star gannon is defending the rim Off the bench. Yeah to to me it was still. I probably would lean the honest just because sixteen. Sixteen is still sixteen for sixteen. I know it's all star game sixteen for sixteen but like not missing. One is pretty impressive. But if if i had a- a ballot if we're doing like a one two three like dame's second probably and like i would have given consideration to him considering he did it in roughly the same time and the finish like i also do they ask you for ballots post game or is it like one of those lines or we need a way through the floor so we will hit the thing where i think it'd probably heard name was. It was a blowout so you you see what jaanus is doing. And you you go jaanus right so i would. I would guess that in. Maybe i'm going to inside baseball. Maybe i'm calling us media guys out but in ladies but i'm guessing that most people would probably put their valid in before the buzzer hits. Dame's like just beserk. Nece last minute and a half. So of those ballots were cast already than made. It was still a blowout. So the i think that probably as amazing as it was maybe voters like is too late in the game to change. My mind is ballot in lebron. He was the interview. Stop playing in the second quarter. He did interview Before he was on zoom before janas had gotten the mvp and really. Oh yeah there was only like. I think you took a couple of questions from one guy. And he was gone and he was probably. I don't know which private jet he was all. I'll bet he was on one of the first ones out of atlanta hartsfield. I'll bet i'll bet by the time yanna had gotten out of his uniform. He was on. I eighty five seventy five south to To the to the airport and there was no traffic. So i'm sure he was right in that great in that car i'm outta here so anyway Yeah lebron he said it he said. I'm going to be there physically but not mentally and i think that was exactly what happened and i don't think durant was there mentally when he drafted his team. I actually think that I don't wanna say it was a disservice. But i don't think durant away durant one about the draft helped the competitive balance of the cleveland. That best ball season is in full swing with plenty of games to watch every night so grab a five hour energy to stay alert and watch all your favorite games and if you stayed up late to watch a game last night take a five hour energy shot in the morning so that you can start your day right. Did you know that five hour energy comes in. Sixteen ounce can yes. There's no a five hour energy drink. It comes in three flavors watermelon grape and berry. These drinks are exclusively available on five hour. Energy dot com. You'll find them in store. 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And simmons didn't plan this brings up an interesting point so one of the things that adam silver and to me to me once we get started again later this week the next two weeks are going to be dominated by focus on the trade deadline and the buyouts already started. What's gonna talk about. Blake griffin going to the nets. Here in a minute but Once that's over guys. I think the dominating storyline in the second half of the season is going to be players and the vaccine because the vaccine is becoming very very widely available. I know that right now players can't get it but If you look at the numbers. I don't insert numbers over the weekend. But i know on friday Two point nine million people Got the vaccine just in one day so assuming that rate continues and it's going to grow guys because we now have the johnson and johnson vaccine available. But let's just say for the sake of projection that three million people a day in thirty days. That's an extra ninety million people and it's going to be available to mba players probably by the At some point in april and Before the playoffs and silver said in several interviews over the weekend that based on the cdc guidance from the cdc updated their policies. Today as a matter of fact That if a player has the vaccine They wouldn't have to go into contact tracing if they're exposed to infected person. Which is exactly what happened here and you know that's what's shutdown teams is tracing and So that is going to be an incentive for the players to get it. But i'm telling you I just think this is gonna be a tough sell for a lot of guys and The league has been trying to. I think over. The last month has had doctors and health experts meet virtually with every single. Nba team to give them information about this to prepare them for the decision. But this is a tough a tough sell and they're gonna have to probably make some offers to the players to loosen the rules to try to get them to take it and you know yesterday. Lebron was asked about it what he would do and he said this is lebron james whose whose voice leaves a lot of guys on the leak Who who runs a public interest campaigns whether it's through voting or To education Me he is the voice of part of the generation and he certainly is extremely influential and lebron said That's a private decision. That i'm going to keep with my family and That is certainly not endorsed by it. Further nba players. Much less. Anybody else out there. So spears I this is going to be a very sensitive topic in the league and that is going to require a lot of potentially difficult conversations between players in the union and players and team doctors and players themselves each other. Yeah i mean every man and every woman has to make this decision. They're grown. So i'm not gonna sit here. I've had a few lectures with friends and family and Basically told them m. Maybe i'm just lucky. And i'm talking about black circle that i'm in african-americans But i'm i'm blessed to know for doctors black doctors Who i trust and off for them have done major research also know like dr simms from mba. Leroy sims he was working on Kovic before A anybody else even thought about it in america you know so I trust their opinions in. These doctors have told me that You know that they highly recommended the doctor. Simms even told his grandmother and his uncle. They should take it. So i'm all for for it but that being said i mean i respect everybody else's decision in in you know i'm to me. It's i have no problems with lebron saying that you know i i did hear that When was making talking to all the different teams when he did. Talk to the lakers. And i believe the lakers might even been the i team. He spoke to when i was told That lebron asked a lot of questions. I think is great. He should ask a lot of questions. And perhaps some of these guys being younger feel like You know that they're even if they get. It won't be that big of a deal. One thing i do know is which we didn't talk about earlier when i did go on a state farm center went to my presley. A paid homage to my late friends. Sekou smith and there was a you know some flowers thing i think the nba for put nose down there. Was you know a proceeding for him. He should still be here. East still be alive. I think about it every day. I'm still crushed by it. Had it just saddens me that i was at an event in atlanta. And say who wasn't there. You know did still heartbreaking to me personally had family members and people close in my family the affected by kovin. Die or really. Have some some painful. You know things happen to them. So but i i just kind of gotten out of trying to twist people on and shake them. They do this and they should do that. I just know you know. I trust the people i talked to. I'm crushed by how this is destroyed and a lot of ways My family and my friends and So i i'm all for taking it at i get the concern But every person. I guess that you know this is not my body. I mean their body so will might tell them what to do right. he has so. I think you're expressing. Lot of players are thinking Jared dudley was on twitter yesterday. A said no one's going to rush when you're young and healthy without enough research. The fda has approved it yet and it takes a year of data for that and The fda has approved it for emergency use but not I guess formal use You know andrew. I think this is going to be something that the nba is going to have to adam. Silver mentioned that they wouldn't have to quarantine if they are exposed but you know the mvp nba players are living in work. Quarantine right now. Which means they go to practice and games And then they stay home. That's it and when they go on the road they have to leave their hotel rooms so the try to to try to get players to be more willing to do this if they're not willing you're going to probably have to loosen those rules and you know that may go outside. Cdc guidance. but it's gonna be. And i think you know i one hundred percent agree. It's it's definitely going to have to be something where the nba is. Loosening up These restrictions if you are vaccinated when The the pelicans had a fourteen day. I believe road trip earlier this season and all that was the trip. I think it was back in. January resigned williamson had his inconclusive. Tests missed the game against the clippers and that was able to come back because his other tests came back negative. I remember in that in that stretch. A lot of those guys were just getting defeated. Basically because they it was it was like fourteen straight days of of being in your room. And i think like in l. a. Maybe i think it was in l. a. Because they played the lakers and clippers. There was like a look an outdoor workout area. That could go to but but other than that. It was these long stretches. And i think there's there's definitely still some of those road trips coming up on. The hawks have a nine game road trip over sixteen days later this season. And just just go into jim in there. I it's going to take its toll on these guys and one thing Jared dudley mentioned was he. He didn't necessarily hear that sober was talking about that quite yet. I think that's something that still needs to be communicate right to to nba players and get them on board of luck. You won't have to contract. Trae she won't have to You can go to dinner for you know whether it the whole approved list and all those kind of things so yeah so what other things. That sort of not being said is that what ten ba. In addition to the health and safety was players that goes out. Saying guys are worried about the playoffs. They're worried about potentially getting into the playoffs. And having you know if let's say the situation happened with the sixers in the playoffs in simmons and embiid record tnd because they had They had in at an encounter with somebody who tested positive. What do you do like. Let's say they're playing the celtics. The celtics are all ready to go like they're like let's play let's go and and The wait a minute are two. Our two best. Players are quarantined You know what are we gonna do here and And the mba doesn't want to have to get into a situation where they've gotta make. They've got to step in and have quarantining affect the competitive balance of a playoff game playoff series or have to shut down the playoffs shutdown. The because if one team gets behind the whole league affected you'd have to take a team out of the playoffs and shut down a hole playoff series like yes. They don't want guys to get it but that's also part of the reason they want these shots to get going you know. It's it's for the for the leak deal operate because here's the thing about this about the where the nba is. I mean look. They could eliminate games. But there's no wiggle room guys. They have all these games packed into the back half To make up some of these games that were lost and then the playoffs have to get done. The plus have to get done before the olympics. The olympics are going to start july twenty fifth. I think it is I think that's july. Twenty fifth is the first game for team usa. I don't know there's going to be on team. Usa tell you one thing You if you're the nba you do not want your nba finals games. Going up against simone biles And kayla decky and you know whoever the next great american swimmer is and you know you do not want to go up against the olympics and obviously if you have no you'll do it but you know that's one of the reasons why the nba wants to get vaccinated. Let's just beyond spears. That's a driving force in this. They don't want they want the playoffs to go off without a hitch. Yeah there's a lot going on here. Right in the i hate that. That's the reward for the viewed as a reward forgetting a vaccine. You know you can get gigs done in. Hey you guys go outside. but that's the reality of it. That's part of it I mean. I'd i'd been a little bit shy. I guess talking about I got the vaccine. You know i So fine on. Both occasions was blessed to be able to get it and So i really hope that they fall soup. But i'm twice as old as these dudes. I'm absolutely frightened. You know i'm Been very very scared and Actually when i got the first one you know shoot. I broke down. Man broke down. 'cause i started thinking about say coop. So as this I'd also be curious to know. What the coaches think. What the general manager. I think the guys guys from my generation my era and older. You know Are they going to get it. have they gotten it. No one assistant coach told me that he really wants to take it but he feels like he has to wait for the nba. Which i think is like so you have people that don't want it and then you have no players that i mean coaches in. Maybe even players at really wanted to but they feel like they gotta wait till you know the nba says it's okay In order to do it to to be in line but right now. I mean depending on what states are in. It's all different. That's right like most of my friends in the bay area have Have taken it on. There was a a a black church in oakland. that is trying to get it to more people of color. I got a text from a friend. A black black and he's like an pasadena to anybody. You know and and i sent it to one friend walked in five minutes later in god but then i know in the d. c. area. People are still waiting in. You know what i mean. It's different wherever you are. But on the flip side if nba player or nba coach have has an ability to get it. Should they have to wait for the nba. To say go. I i think they should be able to go get it. Now if they have the Have access to it. Well there are coaches and other mba staff who have gotten into have made a public. I've talked to some of them. So but it's a very sensitive thing and it'll be you know. He's he'll be sensitive for the players to But you know. I remember when i when i did the first story back in december i did a story about the vaccine in the nba. I remember talking to some agents. Frankly i talked to two or three of the agents who have the most clients in the leak and They thought that there are that there would be some guys who would feel like you know. This is not something. I wanna do but that there would be a bit of a peer pressure that would exist but that's wings both ways There could be peer pressured not to get it. So i think there was something there's going to be a huge topic of conversation Privately but also is going to really spill out there. Because we're going to have guys who are going to be very vocal. It's just it's just going to happen and as more and more teams ramp up the number of fans in the building you know And and more and more places reduced guide you know reduce the restrictions. You know like in texas right now. It's one hundred percent open But if you play for the mavericks you're not allowed leave your house other than to go to the arena so tough situation Thanks for sharing that spears I'm glad you're glad you're taking care of them. You're feeling good. Blake griffin signed with the nets. It wasn't a surprise that he signed there would kind of gotten out though with the previous three or four days. I was surprised guys. The nets have a disabled player. Exception a five million bucks. That they got for spencer dinwiddie. They still have their mid level exception which they haven't used which is I think another five million And he signed for the minimum which you know normally by guy signed for the minimum but he left thirteen plus million dollars on the table to buy himself out of his contract with the pistons so not only do the the nets get blake griffin but the nets get blake griffin on a discount. Deal if he's going to make about a million bucks million to i think the rest of the season Andrew do you think blake griffin at this point and where he's at can make an impact on on brooklyn is that is. I mean it sounds like a big acquisition blake griffin. But you know if you've watched him play this year he hasn't been that great but you're not getting. I do think he can make the impact. Because you're not looking for you. Don't need another guy to come in and give you twenty three points and eight rebounds a game you don't need old blake griffin ear You're perfectly fine. I think taking this version of him. Which is the the guy who hasn't even temper the dawn us to what it's what twelve five and three this year or something like that. Go five and four. That's the guy you're getting. I think you're fine with it because you're looking at him on the bench unit. Obviously you have all the offense in the world on that for you know when you're healthy when you have katie kyrie in hardened in that first unit and you're looking at him somebody who can come in on the Off prevent something he. He's never done in his career He's never he's never. He started every single game that he's playing his nba career. I think that changes now that he gets there. But i do still think he can make an impact because his game is different than what it was in. You're not looking at him to be the old blake. You just need him to be this new spears. He's he shot under forty percent. The last two seasons Last year he was really hobbled by a knee injury. then he's come back this year he In an espn. Real plus minus. Which you whether you know whether you believe how much you care about that or not. He's ranked as the two hundred forty ninth most effective player this year He hasn't done since two thousand nine hundred and of course he's missed a lot of games. i'll say this you know in a way it kinda minds me of. Pj brown not not saying pj brown was as a storied. Blake was pj. Brown was a pretty good player and When celtics picked him up in awesome when they pick sam casella that year that they won. It really really like help their bench It brought some veteran leadership to the team. Pj brown was the one that hit that big shot the ended up you know spark in the celtics Against the lakers in the finals on the big shot in la that kind of changed everything around in that series so i don't think you need blake griffin to be their guide jumps over to kia in lob city and all that but if he could just be you know. Hit a hidden big three Here and there gives them scoring the bench. Be mellow so to speak. You know where maybe some nights he does have a big night. It also perhaps can help in as you see the nets given k. d. a. break-ins given James a break or given you know correa break on a night. Maybe he picks it up. So i really don't know what to expect from him or his health but at this point. If you're this all you're doing is is trying to fill roles in Get more complimentary player so that still think a big man is on the horizon where there's a javale mcgee i mean. Do you anticipate drumming getting bought out and do yeah So i mean what if they still get drumming I don't think they're done. I just think that you know blake just is another piece to the to the to their team that that could help them and i think that was an hetty went somewhere else. I think the role like if he went to the lakers and went to the golden state or wherever the other teams are interested. They would have asked for so much more of him. Then he'd probably will need to give at least offensively in brooklyn yes. So here's the thing. I hate to break it down to dollars and cents but if you're paying a guy a million bucks if he helps you win one playoff game exactly. He's checked the box. Pj brown win more than one because he he was. He was big in that in one of those games in that cavs series when seven games that year i was there for So and you know they're they're they're gonna play 'em at small ball center if you've watched the nets at all the last month or so as they've really started to get going they've been switching everything on defense playing very small. There have been times where they've used. Bruce brown who played some point guard last year for the pistons They've used him as small center depending on their matchup and so they just they need blake to sort of be able to switch out there. You know use the athleticism that he has left. And you know you're right spears like Even if he has a great. There's there's there's a game where the andre jordan the matchup doesn't make sense or you know. Nick claxton his his ted. A couple of really good games for them after coming off an injury. Young guy Or you know. what's let's say. They get a traditional big man. Traditional another traditional seven footer. Whether that's javale mcgee. Andre drummond or whomever You know where the matchup just works out. And i mean i remember You know there were when the when the when the warriors because the warriors have a. I don't wanna say it's exactly the same duplicate but the way the warriors play is not unlike the way the The nets play and There's reasons for that because steve. Nash was connected with both teams. He was in a consultant with the warriors. Back then But i remember there. There were some series where you know bogut javale mcgee were valuable and other series where you know like. He didn't leave the bench and could be blake so i definitely think he's value added and he's really value added at that price and You know i think I i remember when the warriors signed demarcus cousins and people were like. Oh my god. It's over the they might win. Seventy six games and you know there may be five all stars on the court. And i was like well. I don't think so the guys coming off a terrible injury but he can help them. Same thing you know. I think people are saying. Oh this is another star player goes to brooklyn. Well no blake is no longer a star player. But let's not talk about one of the greatest of all time but he is a guy who who how to win and i'll tell you one thing. I'm one of the people that they kind of thought that. Give the andre jordan forty million dollars in a four year contract was preposterous. The nets are finding ways to use that that that money they're giving to him Whatever role deondraye has played in You know keeping kyrie as much on the straight narrow as he can You know with durant like you know. He's a friend. All those guys helping bring it together and he's a friend of blake griffin. When i'm sure he was a factor in the recruiting effort. I mean we all remember the famous Went and talked him out. Assigning with the mavericks blake was india. Andres house in houston against the autumn. One i don't know what was a blacks instagram. I can't remember instagram. The The photo of the chair up against the is your decorating. Yeah paul pierce tweeted. The clip art of the rocket blake in dock and those guys actually in india andres house advantage advance clippers bryant real quick. Isn't it funny. How how a loyal in how much they fought and now none of those guys there. What are you talking. Did just like the whole thing with getting deondraye jordan to combat. Yeah i remember when harrison barnes a rookie. He told me. Joe lake told him to buy a house in san francisco because the team was moving there as well. Is he going to promise you that. You're gonna be on the team at four or five years to follow. It's like laugh about that like Team three right. I remember his agent. Dan fagin the late. Dan fagin who unfortunately passed away after a car accident. A few years ago but He negotiate the deal with the mavericks and to celebrate had rented a yacht to To take out into The ocean off. La to celebrate with the andrei. And andre like didn't show for it Was like yeah. I don't feel it's okay. I don't feel like. I can just see dan. It was you know total. All business by can. Just sorta see dan. You know holding the champagne and the glasses waiting for deondraye. At the doc you know. God knows what we spent a charter yacht and the andrews again and then he because she had to do what the clippers instead as classic part of that story people remember You know the the houston part of it. But i i want to know more about that yacht and what else who else is on that yet. way andrew i one of the more fascinating teams in the second. Half will be the Teammates you cover on a daily basis. The pelicans Zion had his first all star game last night. The first of what. I expect to be a lot Pelicans i expect to be somewhat active in the trade market. I don't know for sure that they'll make it the old. But i definitely think that they have some moves they can make on their roster and they've zion's been really really good less month to six weeks playing more sort of point forward Really directing the offense a lot more So i think the pelicans not just. Because as i but because of their roster could be a team that Wanna watch the second half. What are you expecting to see from them over the next few weeks. That's kind of funny thing is i. Don't i still don't know what to expect from this team. I like you once you once. You think you have this team figured out. They do something completely different and they can go out and beat him. Milwaukee beatty utah and then lose to the team at the bottom of the conference in the same same week. It feels like so. I do expect more points i on. I think that's going to be a big key to what they do they. They've jumped to the top of the league in those top. Five top six. I think in offense sort of on the back of zion being able to take control In use his playmaking abilities I think he mentioned not too long ago that he didn't even think it was going to be. I think this much in terms of using pick and roll and things like that but It's been very very effective. I think it's opened up the court for him In in a lot of different ways His assist numbers are are obviously upright. Now they were. I think it was like one point nine assists per game in the first you know two months of the season and since then it's been over four. It's really kind of locked Next level of the problem is they. They still can't defend anybody You i'm pretty sure the three of us might be able to score on right now. The way The way things are going especially spears. Maybe not me and you but They really have a Could get me in a time chamber. He might not matter. Sometimes we go at golestan. He'll he'll talk to you about defense for thirty minutes but they it's just been so bad on that side of the floor and they can't it's you maybe you see it for a quarter maybe you see it for six seven minute stretch but they cannot seem to put these games together and i think until they do that I it's it's gonna be a case where i could see them being solid at the deadline. Moving a couple pieces. Because i just don't see where else going j spears has been a name. That's been out there a little bit but He's been really good for them recently. I'm not sure we're we're we're that goes and muscle. Not sure whether the you know. I don't think that they're selling. I think that the pelicans wanna to make the playoffs. So if you're gonna trae geographic you want a player back who's good. He's not going to be targeted as give them away. That's another thing i think. The pelicans are probably mulling over of this next two weeks in a still wanna see You know when. I think of teams who really affected by not having a long training camp or even not having time to be in in the gym together over the summer. I definitely look at the pelicans having a new coach. Stan van gundy. Who wants to make him so much. Better defensively which inserted was a. He'll into not have that in. You know andrew could answer this better than me but you know i would expect that. They'll continue to get better. As the season progresses in terms of them being more familiar with what the coach wants figuring out his system and everything but to see where they are in the standings man in the sea. Would you know at least from offensive standpoint like brandon. Ingram should've mainly we could say. A bunch of people should have been all star but ingram certainly was worthy head to numbers and we don't talk about him nearly enough but this team to me should be a lot better than they are. Well they're very how're their four games out of the eighth but only guess three games on tenth to four games at three a tenth. Which is the magic number They got some work to do andrew to pull this off to get back up in there and the the biggest key for them early on the in the second half. They opened with minnesota in cleveland. But then they. They have a really tough stretch. It's home versus the clippers back. Tobacco games at portland rogaine at denver and then home against the lakers denver dallas and then a row game at boston to finish out finish out march That stretch is going to tell you a lot of what they do in that. Stretch where where they're gonna end up being that lakers game in that stretches to one that's right before the trade deadline. I it's just. I agree with mark. This is a this is the talented team. They are they are. They should be better than what they are. Right now They are much more talented than their record. Indicates the the problem is just at. They haven't been able to put together on the defensive end in. And until i see some sort of of life on that end i just. I can't expect them to to continue to get better i. I'd like to see them do it but it. It just doesn't doesn't seem like it's it's going to happen unless some light bulb go off over this break in to two spears this point as well i do. Think a lot of that comes in with not having a full training camp and Standing on es talked about multiple times this year to where there's been issues with you know if you're going to change some a lot of things on the there's just not the practice time and there sure isn't going to be a practice time in the second half the year when they're trying to pack all these games so I it could be a situation. Where they they use this and get better into next season when it can build off of this but of right now. There's just a lot a lot of questions on defensive end here you know. Zion still very much learning how to play for while. I do think he's coach and i see him working hard Like you know trying to position you know. I see some improvement. You know just the way. He's improved his ball handling like he didn't have that coming out of duke so you can sense. He's working on his game. But you also see his rawness He gets lost in the pick and roll the fence although he's gotten better You know he goes very much. Team was reliant on what he can deliver in in so his He's very much on the learning curve. And you can. You can see it all the time Just as you see how amazing he is at some of the things he can do especially with the ball in his hands around the basket So i don't know this is going to be the year for them. I i always tell people that The brandon make the playoffs his first two years Eight granted make the playoffs his first two years I think jaws special. I don't think you know. I think they're gonna fight you. Know they're position right now but they're gonna fight to try to make the playoffs. It's it's a process but But they're definitely a team. We're going to be watching national tv. Lots of whether you want to or not. well thanks. listen to podcasts. Thank you to spears. Thank you to andrew lopez. Thank you to tony. Who spending the dials for us. Appreciate it everyone. I hope you all had a good all-star break and we'll be back with some real games coming up later this week. Thanks a lot ever buy something in regretted like pants. They fit great at the store. But after a while you avoid sitting in them they're itchy and the windshield wipers are hard to find. Okay we're talking about cars here. Car is introducing the love. Your car guarantee with twenty four hour test drives in a thirty day. Money back guarantee so you can take a car home and get comfy with it because sometimes you just don't know if it's until you fall asleep on your couch. Sorry talking about pants again. Carmax which should be fifteen hundred mile limits car dot com for details.

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Salisbury Steakout: MLB Top 100, NBA All-Star Game

The Sean Salisbury Show

11:20 min | 4 months ago

Salisbury Steakout: MLB Top 100, NBA All-Star Game

"John salisbury show continues on sports. Talk seven thousand nine hundred ninety home for your home teams sean. Now the cells. Stakeout steakhouse on the sean salisbury. Show guy tower number to stick it out. Tyler what's happening so yesterday. Major league baseball completed their list of the top one hundred players right now. There are three astros on that list however none of them break the top fifteen number. Fifty five is jose out to number thirty. Six brantley and number seventeen is alex. Bregman are any of these guys a little too maybe underrated in his rankings. I think they're fair. I think bregman s- you know. I mean if you wanna make the argument he could creep into the top fifteen last year. The aberration of a season because it was shortened. All right. i think that if bregman plays the way that i expect him and most of us expect him to play this year in a full season. Then you have this poll come out. Next year he'll finish in the top fifteen closer to the ten then then closer to ten to fifteen. How's that that's fair. Brantley stages steady. I think he's very matter of fact. I if you would have told me honestly that brantley was in the top forty by the poll. Not that. I don't think i when he came here i'll never forget. Loved him and been in people in cleveland. When i'd go on their show all you're gonna love him problem is you can't really be healthy. Well we're fortunate to get a healthy michael brantley in a consistent one because he's just a pro's pro but i wouldn't i probably if you just said we'll finish the top forty. I'd probably said he wouldn't have over the poll. I really why. I think that that's a i. I'm actually surprised that he's not that he's not worthy of it. I'm just actually so quiet. He's not a self promoter. I'd probably thought they wouldn't have had him there. And i think altoona especially after last year's in part of its lifetime achievement. Award and part of it is i think people believe he's gonna come back. I think those two guys probably where they should be. And i actually. I think that's impressive. That michael brantley is in the top forty and bregman at seventeen and other goodyear and he will not be out of the top. Fifteen mc sam sees not. They're disconnected bad. I'd i'd said with a good year that that that I don't know if you've heard the question about top one hundred bregman at seventeen. I think a good year and he jumps inside the fifteen next day. They got dinged by having a bad regular. Everything's obviously based on what you did last year. In the regular season and the astros regular season sucked they went. They were under five hundred twenty nine and thirty one they had. How many guys what was it. Just one guy brantley. Hit three hundred like bregman was down. Craiova's was down Everybody was down so if they have their normal years. Those guys will pick right back up and we were talking about the list. I was shocked that even if he only played two games last year. How does your don just based off of what he did as a rookie. Not even in the ninety something range. Yeah i you know you thought. Maybe that's why they're waiting to see if he can sustained over a full year after what they saw. And i actually think some people forget i do i think they. Oh that's right. you're don alvarez. Do not in this town. But i think nationally it's like and i don't think it's an intentional sign of disrespect. I think it's like oh and you know how sometimes veterans are. It's like well. Let me see what this kid's got again. They'll they'll it can be a tough one to crack. But i think they're fair ratings for the astros. I have not seen the list. So i would imagine the top five have in no particular order trout. Te that's taught. Tease soto Aren't autos probably in the top. Fifteen is are now does number thirteen teams number six. Okay so i said trout bets. Soto trout one. Two sodas five okay so one or two so three and four trout bets. Wanted to sotos five you said grandma. Graphs include pitches two grams. Top five number three is number four at everyday player. Yes and it's not not six. Who live let me go around with who we leave out man who who's in here. Oh not ronald kunia is it nor kunia is seven and lindores fifteen okay Freddie freeman freddie freeman is number four. Wow i figured it'd be a brave i would. I would have had freddie freeman. Probably between ten and fifteen. And he's the one. I think is a little too high for this is what thirteen acuna is. Seven about freeman. I mean he was the. There's no no another forty one with thirteen home runs in the phenomenal another guy. Well he's just a he's just hey nominal player and you're listening to chipper jones and a lot of the broadcast. Talk about him. I mean listen. Freddie freeman may be the most underrated player in major league baseball right now. I honestly honestly thirties. Eleven years into his career age of thirty. He's actually two hundred forty home runs. He's done pretty well. That doesn't stop doesn't say much just keeps on keeping on right. He's i think he's the most underrated player in baseball. 'cause had you said go through the top ten and he is the reigning most valuable player. I would not have named him not because he's not a good player he almost falls under the. Oh that's right. Freddie freeman because he's not flashy really good glove consistent hitter. Put the ball in play got power. Does it all man. Everybody loves him. What's not to like about it. And i think most people would have put his teammate ahead of him. I would have if i was voted i would have gone through and all those guys and i would have had said okay number nine. Let's see who am. I leaving out and you go and you say oh. How did i li freddie freeman zeal. How did i leave him out. Guy honestly yeah great player for the last year he should have. I don't think if we set over the next five years name your top five players. I don't think freddie would have made the top five for the next five now. i don't think so. He's got a guy. That's right at plus at ballpark though. I mean he's gonna hit. Yeah plus they're not it's not like he's twenty three and a rise were and flashy meaning like soto and and tease and kuni. I mean you know. I mean when i say flashy excitable right freddie's just kind of steady man. Steady freddie was kinda like Larry fitzgerald he is done same. Well quite frankly. He's a national league's version of mr consistently bradley. They don't talk much as far as self promote. Just rake man and freddie freeman a really good player and i get it and so that those pretty. That's pretty good top five. Needless to say i do have to make one correction. There are actually four astros in the top. Sixty like i said. Bregman seventeen. ver- lander no. Michael brantley is thirty. Six out surveys. Fifty-five i missed carlos correa at fifty-six that is my way they go also worth noting that george springer is number twenty really. Yeah this is based off last year. Of course springer's number twenty so springer would only finish behind bregman on this list. He would want comes to the astros interesting. That's pretty impressive. I hold george springer and that kind of regard to have thought that they would put him in a in top twenty players. Vote on this. Is this the players players. Vote think the nfl has top of. Yeah like the nfl network is if the players picking. It's a dozen say who picks but it says it's based off player performance over the past several seasons with an emphasis on twenty twenty and projected twenty twenty. Listen then freddie. Freeman belongs in the top in this in the top five. No doubt and i think springer is going to have a monster year in toronto. I do. I love that young team and i live in done eating or whatever it is that they play their spring to that place in florida. Toronto via in toronto. But you gotta stop in florida for a long time. Not not a bad warm down there in the spring training facility in the middle of the. I'll tell you what they won't complain about at least the drive to the complex during spring. It's still a little cold in toronto. So once spring training won't complain about the no state income. There you go all right so the mc what do you got as we wrap up Nba all star game was announced yesterday. Great starters right. Yeah so the starters from the west or Luca steph curry lebron. James nicol yokich and kawhi leonard in the east. It's joel embiid jaanus Kevin durant like you mentioned bradley. Beal finally makes an all star game deserves and kyrie irving and area guys. That shouldn't be there. I don't think so. I'm okay with those starters on both sides. I think The the starts now the the reserves. They'll they'll between the reserves starters lebron katie on the fourth of march will pick who they want from the starters in the reserves and mix and match the teams and lebron katie. Lebron starting his seventeenth all star game. Which i believe is record still k. d. What starting his eleventh is that. What it is or in his eleventh all star game so pretty impressive. I don't really care about this all star game and for the first time we're going to have the skills competition on the same day as the as i believe. It's all in one so skills three point actual game all and are we even having a dunk contest this year. It's supposed to take place at halftime stupid. Which is danica. That's gonna be weird. It's better than having to listen to her gear somebody to a halftime show. That's for sure. And i think that a lot of the money raised is going to historic historically black colleges and universities. I'm pretty sure. I think if there's anything that comes out of the all star game aside from the one that's one ninety hundred one eighty eight. It'll be the money donated to those that that deserve it and need it. That'll be awesome right sports. Talk seven hundred eighty. It's nice we'll hear again from more from dusty baker and james click about these astros. It's time i know the watson. Thank kind of hovers over and rightfully so once this little cold ends. You gotta start to look and say man florida arizona arizona. Florida major league baseball only thing missing is all of us being there with a hotdog cold beer and packed houses. But we'll take this to start hopefully at some point in the next year we'll be able to on a regular basis but man baseball's here and it can't get here soon. Enough sportstalk seventy hour number two rolling along here with the fellas. Sean salisbury show.

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Barstool Rundown - July 10, 2019

Barstool Rundown

23:05 min | 2 years ago

Barstool Rundown - July 10, 2019

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Deal to who you're dealing with a team option yeah wrong with appreciate that I mean I'm being honest. fucking talented pushier get run for like two hundred grand. He'd be like Oh shit man those good deal the limited vacation time though well all right we start off with the All Star game last night. <hes> I tuned in played forgot it was on and off from the get go. I turned it off in the seven. I probably the opposite probably tune into the fifth. I saw one nothing to nothing over Hammer. The overuse it was so close should've happened. It was missed by a running. It was like all right there. I thought it was hard. Put a the the best analogy I had for last night's. All Star game was when you have a great weekend with your friends. Go out like maybe the pre games great go to a bar everything fucking hits. Maybe kicks back. Whatever it may be the next weekend you try to run it back sucks? The awesome weekend was a home run Derby and then we tried to run it back and we're like this is not work Shimmy. When when you see fucking Shane Bieber was the the what what's going on? I think that's how cooking for sure but I mean when there's nobody else to even like you know yeah you WanNa give it to the hometown guy but there's other hit two home runs. You gotta get nothing else in the All Star game what's going on inside is it's actually crazy. I guess as a pitcher that's you get that basically one inning right patriots one yeah. I think that was just it was three all star game. He blew everybody away and that it was like a moment so I guess you're right but I mean it was just like this is classic person who last name you can't really like the beeps what M._l._b.. Enchaine Bieber that's yeah I know that my brain is small mall but that is a bind star should living in L._A.. Today M._l._B. Classic that they it. I know people didn't like that. Decided home advantage for the world series put at least it meant something here. At least there was a reason to tune in that only that only pisses you off when you're like an American league team you don't have home field advantage decide that it's better to have it decide something to mean something right and so people are so just people as a whole so goddamn fickle about I didn't I don't think I did but maybe I did. I honestly I feel like it has to mean something because this is what we see every single year. This conversation happens why. It doesn't have more stars because away we'd speaking of that. Did you see that commercial. Start the show with what the Mike Trout commercial it was a parody. It was what like an S._N._l.. Writer would write to make fun of Baseball Baseball and Mike Trout and like the thing is I don't eat. I don't even know why I is the most out of my head watching. It's like I just like my mom. My Dad superstar man. I love this picture of him and his dad. He's I just WANNA play. I don't care if you'd like I don't care. I'm interesting just WANNA play baseball they shouldn't they should not let him make those things the Ammo I actually think he has become interesting because of whether we talk about him all the time and I was like requires at least funny moments and like vines where it's just like. It's something to talk about drought. It's and I'll tell you what I I've probably seen in. My lifetime live like five thirty. WHO's like I mean honestly I? They got hit over two lasted. I I've seen a live trout in my life. My folks I stay up to watch them like angels. fucking athletics. He is on the West Coast and that's where you this ball in too easy measures one allow or no suspensions whatsoever for bench clearing fights anything like that. If you punch someone you get to play the next day it doesn't matter doesn't mattew to shift the shift does suck. I know that we all also just fucking. I always whenever someone brings shifts. I always bring up when George was in the office and one of the best lines ever if they put a shift on me. I'd hit six hundred opposite field. 'cause I can't right right. I know hitters don't do that anymore. And it becomes the I actually do believe in the fact that the one with the launch angle and trying to hit home runs its its homerun strikeout walk that doesn't make for the best product when you're trying to watch action. You're not agree needs singles doubles guys run out and stuff so if you did both those things I honestly think baseball would be a million times better and maybe even give guys a little extra money. They win a fight really trying to turn it into the every the fifth inning of every game. There was a sanction fight on a call. Let's have these two guys the the if you knew it was coming. I got like like meet me outside the playground to have to being two players game. Someone's getting and if you want to charge the mound you can book opportunity will be the the three players series yeah. You don't know when the fire happened all three in a game a whole series if I was if I had a Bryce Harper contract I'd still fucking retirement. I'm GonNa hurt like bench every there'd be so many more strikeouts because I know I ain't playing against it and I'd be on the back. I did like that of the All Star game where like the talk of the weekend had been berliners comments about home runs and I love the it was the most strikeouts everything all Star game yeah switch. That's why couldn't fleeting those two things like you can have too many home runs and everyone's also string. That's Manfred says yeah Manfred said in response to the Berlin his comments Diane. I know our thing is we think there are too many home runs and too many which again I think <hes> she'll just have a change of baseball for that. I think they said that like the seams are are smooth or the ball smears order. It's like they're. They're throwing fucking. Everyone's throwing ninety five with fucking filth on the second page and. And what do you make contact that goes out faster. I think also people don't attribute enough of that to just studying these studying the so the game better with the ball you. You're not a truth or on that but they haven't they. He said that they smoothed the ball out. Yeah what do exactly the wind tighter bill in the middle pitchers are saying you can't grip it so those two together and then I do think like like a guy like Pete Alonzo's a fucking freak. These guys are huge. I I mean it's like the way you see the N._B._A.. Everyone hit these three pointers. Everyone can fly. I on six whatever three hundred pounds you can jump. These guys are also like we can play D- we can swing the bat that because guys are more freaks and even just the smaller guys have more a better are understanding their swinging for the fences so it's like a slap across loaded with information now. I know exactly what his pitches coming and I'm going to have the heat zones. Take a look. I know upper outside. I'm not even swinging just looking. She was a slap hitter and then he stood up in his is stance eight. Fifty six months steroids yeah that that was by the way. Did you see that Tom Verduci. Not that Clip Tom Purdue. She was like you've hit so many home runs and the first time someone's hit that many home runs that wasn't suspected of steroids and relics knocking that is God. Damn I saw the clip I didn't see I didn't hear the audio of it. That's <hes> we got this very very funny video. Maybe all time video I'd even say Gronk with the with the freaks of the internet or just all time what's the fact is named guy with the mullet. Does he have a name the fat guy with the mullet and attached and the chain and then long neck gronk was it takes a lot to scare a man was an rightfully so that thing that guy is he was so nice to grind manager or Camille or someone like give me the fuck out of here Grozny one of the most terrible geysers he's been in like countless hospitals with people who suffered from deformities and things like that as a first time yeah what the fuck themselves n._f._l.. Lor because this happened on Saturday I believe Gronk was throwing with Brady. The football field the wrong charity events well. No GRONK IS GONNA realize very quickly like he is Alastair because of football not because of wrong so when he leaves like no funds to Gronk but I don't be in a-list like you know superstar Hollywood guy I also GonNa be slinging monster energy long. I mean you're at the casino buffet with long from thinking Dude Komo News text football block player score touchdown that ring yeah and now it's like it's like hang out and talk and again one of those things too like how people are so like it. was everyone with wrong when he was injured and stuff like man fuck football like you've got you've got a million average you can be on. What are you doing to every time athletes? Like how many times have you said this athlete is going to be amazing in media or amazing that and how many ever media was like swaying crocodile. I don't know why could have been like a leading man. I love Grog. God Not a leading me they do. They're like oh well. How long was an action movies and what was the guy named the Raiders Guy <hes> fuck no not Romanowski no not positively the raiders faulk all right forget it? We Terry crews. Lou Al's Ada that Guy Lila al-sita yeah that guy was in a bunch of movies and they're like Ooh big rock is wrong. It'd be Arab criers in hand. He's he's an entourage as Gronk involves like subtlety and like he could have been he could have been superstar actor in the late Eighties Nineties Schwarzenegger bad movie Michael Bay those bills huge Bruckheimer those only exist as much anymore sex island exists. It's real and it's coming to America every year like once a year. Sex Island goes viral where these guys they on this thing like on international waters. Were you get to go away for the weekend. There's fifty guys hundred girls. Everybody gets at least two girls. You get all the drugs you want all the food you want and get the party and just have like an orgy and now they're bringing it to Nevada and the weekend so they put up with this trailer video and it includes includes the girls those are the those are the real girls okay. That's the thing I don't know like those girls look pretty hot and they run around and like thongs and they're sexy and then it's like you might show up and get like what really is there and it might be well now just to clarify again the girls who will be there exclusively paid. Yes I think so okay so that would lead me to believe that they at least somewhat attractive. I was thinking about this like I mean you show up to sex island in there fucking ugly girls I think the whole idea of false I think this is this is the commercial commercials sex sells. Yes and it's one of those things like a cruise ship like any vacation spot. You get there and you're like this. Little fucking people do a lot of money's ideas of nudist environment. Yeah I mean no one fucking sexy goes. Let's let's you know I agree. They're paid the pros and this comes you get a Hologram concert. You get to go horseback riding riding. I love that it was like girls legal. Fuck whores ores fucking drink. All you want. Horseback riding wasn't sold on the first go through the Deli Award. If I run a clydesdale around and this could be a pretty good time but Nevada is like no no this is crazy. We're shutting it down so if if even Nevada is like whoa you can't advertise drugs or legal like even like there are plenty of the world festivals on legal. Oh God videos say that drugs illegal. Yes video says that it's like the end of the video they have because when the international waters it probably is but when you're in Nevada you're in America drug. You can't say like drugs. You can say come to my house guys like do you want an open but you can't be like bring all the coke in molly you want the D._a.'s say no timeout a second that I try at the end they say like condoms or necessary or something like that. We're GONNA be in the Article sitcoms uh-huh Kanda strictly enforced strictly enforced condoms but also like if you say drinking and drugs are all like legal and it's supposed to be done and then you make you condom guess what what it'll be no sexual. actually i i am i just think it's fucked up they put out all this promo i think they're trying to piggyback off of this fucking creep jeff jeffrey epstein sex island that's immediately when i would hate burn it up yesterday plus e._s._p._n.'s sexiest got the pedophile who's going to jail and he has an island key would take people and so when i i've been reading about all this shit and he's just the heinous heinous criminal i'm pretty sure these sex island guys sex islands hot right now they they're really throwing it together it might be a happy coincidence for them i don't know in the sex islands talked about annually whenever they did i guess it was on the the d._a. did say like any there any underage girls there you're really in trouble which is another like that's almost like illegal drugs so you can't say that and also like to warn you about illegal underage girls could there better i don't know if you've got a sixteen year old girl yeah yeah i know the rundown brought to you by movement and b. m. t. <hes> they are our favorite watch company is now into the sunglasses game they got affordable sunglasses that looked sharp quality and quality <hes> high quality products and materials they don't fall apart like you know what the worst thing is when the the parts over your ears like flopped too easily the cheap ones always do that too easily piece of shit oh the worst so ambience equality glasses quality watches affordable prices <hes> they start like sixty bucks for the sunglasses and ninety five bucks for the watches and right now you can get fifteen percent off and go n. b. m. t. dot com slash rundown plus free shipping and free returns and the mt dot com slash run down the women's parade was today hamas fuck i don't care how big fucking julia football jillian football with out there and crush the parade was back doc in the building was afraid she was back at like ten o'clock there's a picture of took of julie football just surrounded by like fifteen fifteen year olds julie football what he has in the past asphalt three thousand twitter she came in today she was like she tried fireball for the first time today boy came in drunk and then thirty so i don't know i think they would try and i think the but i i feel like it's hard to have a parade that's not like a hometown team so if it's also i might get a little mix of commuters in new york city the streets are gonna be crowded at eight thirty no matter what you could say there's a pre going on literally every day there's something on inside larry's i was gonna walk through downtown financial i think john because i've i've walked walk in here the puerto rican day i walk through the i would have to i think it's further downtown this is tough uprated pull off like i'm not even the women's national team the men's team on the world cup that's what i don't think that maybe if you're is ninety degrees this i'm not showing up unless it's like the mets right that's right i i've only done one if i only ever of all the virgin had i've only i only did the bruins won it was parade fucking fun i think no matter what this would have been awesome excuse me down there today at a fucking good time i don't think so i think it was like kids were But I was at eight thirty in the morning John Bars on that parade route. We're GONNA work after he went down to observe the parade but if you went and like you were embracing. There's one sitting in a bar right now being like that parade awesome. Let's keep it going. I think if you if you were like on planet parade that's when you did that everybody did you can have yourself a day. You still have a day we can that. I like going to go on a bar crawl for the rest of the day if you're doing that. You're probably sobering up right now in your blackout as you watch the rundown come on in tomorrow. Tell us about your day. You just got home while late late last topic. Donald trump is legally not allowed vowed to block people on twitter so we're we're say that it's illegal to block people but it only for him. I think it's I I would Malik government if government government cannot walk on twitter so the one they don't understand what the story is. Why Donald Trump is blocking people to begin with what his his mentioned have to be just a mess all he but he likes at least occasionally quote tweet someone random and stuff like that? I wouldn't make like he he and Chris not you can have a very famous we like blocked thinks he blocks celebrities and shit like that like enemies walking randoms. He's definitely I've seen how thin that's that's if if he were to like I'm going to block everyone who said something mean about me on twitter. He'd have to block all twitter yeah so that's why I don't understand why he's like all right. I'M GONNA go down this path of blocking people. I just assumed someone who has anyone who has more than ten million <music>. Ours does not look at their mentioned. Give up give up. Don't it would be it would be absolutely interesting a conscious I think like I think he kind of the that's what he lists yeah. That's that is like his. He's famous for carrying about that so Gordy of course he's in there. I'm not saying he blocks with three followers. I don't know but like people I follow who were a couple of hundred thousand people. There are still like an off skip bayless Ellis's twitter game the fact that he's got two and a half million followers doesn't follow anyone he just uses twitter to just put his thoughts out there now that is so hurt murders like why wouldn't everyone just follow. Everybody put all just just just use it as well. This is a little bit like on the fourth of July during vacation but where I'd be like tweet the tweet back to the beach. That's how cocky because I follow people for material blogs topics she was going on when you were like all the matters is what comes from here. That's it yeah but at the same time he's just so famous that like he has producers who were getting talk about that. You'd be interested but also the point. I need someone so rich in writing to be so Richard I can hire someone to filter through the bullshit and just give me a stack of papers every day and here's what you'll piss you off. You don't have to see anybody in the meantime and you can talk about these little yes a little bit. Could you imagine getting like a national security briefing but for the Internet where it's like all right Sir here's your briefing today and it's like Gronk took a picture with a couple of weeks a couple of freaks. This porn started. This is like okay actually no. That's just what we are for the world that's true there are people who are like. I don't want to sift through twitter GonNa Watch down and Kevin and John Talk about things. Don't let those idiots suffer on the we're the soccer we literally were just realized that that's a really shitty way to really hurt did not feel good that just minimize my entire existence hundred percent. This job sucks.

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THE ALL STAR GAME IS FIXED NOW MAYBE

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THE ALL STAR GAME IS FIXED NOW MAYBE

"Among direct game saints one thing remains the best kept. Cbc You went platinum with a game. Okay complain I just had a dinner with Mr and Mrs Trig okay pretty good if fine fine people a little tall for my liking? Both just like six eight hundred. What the hell. When I met her she was five. Eleven by forced her to grow or get out. I just told her to grow. She made her choice. He said the first time they went on a date. He he got her A whole box full of Georgia gear and said he'd be a with it or out of here. I retire remove appears. There's a work that well. Yes so far so good Chicago cold. It was good. That sounds like it's good Boston. Not Not as cold. I don't think couldn't have been. They don't make it colder than possible. Not a flippable. I was the the the non deep dish pies by was the deepest I've ever seen. Do you have any non deep dish though? I know that's what you went there in search of I got a anonymous name with alita. Elida leader a leader yet. She told me to try a place called P. Quad. I was like. I don't want a deep Soup he was like it's deep dish but it's not soup. I was like I feel like you're lying. He didn't lie so I ordered it. So I've got a processor. They was very good. The heaviest ever picked up by Alexander that it's just when I wish he would have worn me. I was like what the Guy Hands Your Pie. Grab a one hand. It almost added. Break your wrist playing off. I was legit like what? What's in here by going at the wrong thing? They also they don't cut it which I like keeps everything in place so Danica that makes oh. I'm sure yeah. Yeah can't grab that. That box got a murder scene. If they cut that so I I get. It was like wrapped in foil of the box was tucked out of box very professional setup. Yeah I got a medium. I don't know why I was thinking like a medium no medium and it was basically fourteen fees. I did my best with it was a lot of deep dish. Gupo yeah that picture was it looked astounding fries. I can hold a camera after like whole Dan and cutting and carrying it up to my room Rosa. Well there's a way yeah I'll just eat it like on the floor. There will all the all the stars were out. Luga Dodge said The person he was most star struck by was Cardi B. How about how about you? Who got you off Guard to one. I was getting on the elevator at the hotel. There's just like a group of people there get on you. Say what's up a say what's up. I'm on my phone probably tweeting. Some ORB Going up and one of the guys in the back starts talking to might look vomit. Mike I know that voice. He keeps talking. They're walking out and he's in the very back. It's Alan Iverson should have known because I barely hear like over the sound of his jewelry. Clanking together that's I think. That's like the jewelry honestly made me look up from my phone and I was like man. You know that Jingle it was Alan Iverson was. Have you got squashed their beef after after out too now now from the looks at that he saw me before. I saw him so if he wanted to continue it he could so not the fire still burning on this as because safe Harry hostile going. He was waiting to see what you were going to do. Now is a couldn't be bothered even eye contact with the man. It was a weekend up. Piece is a treaty. This like all star game. That's we don't Easy me out Lennon. Walkout acuity where that's my ass attic. Ut No not this time now next time hard to say nuys on my in Toboggan. Who's number two number two was I went to Dwayne Wade. Spades Party and everybody tackle was there so of course everyone was looking at tackle. I Guess Pretty Talk. I don't know if the television really does it justice but yet he was there in the same that I just saw. Aaron Gordon Dragnets. Baco noted the bridesmaid. Aaron Gordon get everybody's looking at Taco. I see curls as like I know those curls Patrick Mahomes I did not expect yet did not expect to see. Patty MOMS shorter than I thought. But brooker than I thought it evens out. Okay yeah even what would how would you say is I'd give him? I don't know what he's listed it a six to maybe like the curls really do give them some pop right if he if he ever cut the curls is GONNA lead calum. Murray after but listen. It's six thirty so all right. Yeah okay the hair. I thought Taller. We used a mix of Jackson in. Oh I wish Jackson was the of course you. Do you use the picture. You're seeing Patrick and display like. Where's Jackson can't the MVP? It's Jackson home with Jackson. Homes had just lost the dunk contest. I'm sure he was drowning in his sorrows looking wounds as it were like us. Taylor roots was at the. Party's talk to her for a minute. And then after that people started burying lead. And that's no no now that people looking at me like I was somebody so that was pretty good like mahomes gave me the. What's up? I what by Campbell he said. What'S UP I. I didn't get the chance to say what's up to Kimball. He said what's up to me so that's A. Yeah that's I mean I very. I like the very first thing we ever did was go to the original Big Three in Brooklyn as we didn't really know how to 'cause it was. I was the most like professional thing. We'd done in terms of like traditional media to incite trying to get these guys in the hallways after the games just like where to even walk around like where to go. We were basically we just attached ourselves with the help of Taylor rooks and just siphoned off. Like she'd be like Gary Payton go pay. I guess I'll talk to you and we'd like you talking us to Payden it'd be like damn it. Rooks foiled again now thankful for her to for showing me the ropes. And give me some clout with mahomes. I imagine he's telling the same story on his podcast. One can only imagine like I looked up and was truly whiskers hair was longer than I imagined. Every bit of six foot eight agreed. Yeah he was like Ham. You'd think it was saltier. Not that salty. I wouldn't sell to candace. Parker was there. You talked about stunning. The I could see that what what place do come into the spades tournament. Take on the on the ground. Now you know they don't let professionals what was the room tents so. This was Saturday night. After everything yes was yet dunk contests on it. Are we GONNA say word? Had like presenting. Did Aaron Gordon show up with like a Tommy? Gun like what? What was the mood now? The mood was there. It was so much so laid back. It was like if you weren't looking for like celebrity celebrities in their face. You wouldn't have known was them. I got disowned by trae. Young like harden like Gabby Union. Wade tiffany haddish. They just sitting there yelling at each other playing spades not a soul enetering cared about the dunk contests I would uh I mean we. You're on the building for the DOT. Com does yes or no yes. What a what was it like that? The atmosphere and there because it was electric on the Internet and be. Was there a bloodlust? Wen when Dwayne Wade at one of the Great Russian judge moments of all time. Now he knew what he was doing like in Chicago he knew they were gonNA. He knew he had a party to give to a massive me party. There's no way I would have been there without someone like no press. He's he won't touch anybody do anything. Just let him play nicely this time. Yeah I didn't play nicely. No it was out the consensus in my section. Was the right person one the wrong time. 'cause we all dare Jones. You should have one. But in regulation but only the overtime dunks. I Agree Gordon One. But it shouldn't a went to overtime so I can't really hate the result. I've gotTa Take it Dr Jones Junior shooting in the second round steady. Contin the White Board game. That was a good dump. It was great it was that and it was when you're when because I I felt like nine dunks we're all just like let's see what humans we can jump over. Yes that's where it was. I think the thing that helped Jones there. He was pretty much nail in a mall. I travelled for a while. Just like yeah. I was like you bring out smaller. Chance the rapper year ever so many that pissed me at. That's why I wasn't too upset about Aaron Gordon losing because he just kept bringing chance the rapper out however Derek Jones's first dunk which got a really good score like forty eight something like that. He pushed he pushed off Bam shoulders. Which when everyone else's clearing everyone and when Aaron Gordon all but clears TACO. That's when it's like. Yeah but like that got pushed off. That's why it's hard. That's CONISTON CONISTON with the white boys can't jump and what the off the backboard now that they actually now the judge is actually not look for the replay. Before the Tha. That was good. Yeah I thought those were two really strong ones and I bet he had something else. Kokin but that's like Dark Jones and I'm not even saying that because on pick state by guys like Jones never win I thought he for for for what that guy typically brings he was the opposite was he was delightful. It was really good. Duncan does Aaron Gordon Zach Levine. Like Diet like it was. It wasn't as good but it wasn't a full step behind it either. It was just a little behind it so I wasn't upset that we got a really good dunk contest. But it was Kinda in a way a perfect setup for how the actual all star game ended a little weak in the front Mostly Goes Dwight Howard was involved and I don't think I can't remember second. Get all but the one where he win the reverse. Three sixty in stared at all the judges. That was a good. I don't know what he got on it the other way. It was good enough. What hurt that one was? It was a that was the first song of the night right for any yet very so it's like no you got to do like a front flip to get anything above like a forty nine like they're just. You can't set the bar letter right of Aaron. Gordon had broke that out last like if Dwight hadn't done Gordon did that last. It would've tore the roof off the place but to go I. It's very hot crowd. You go first and that one relied on the replay to show like how much better it was. Can't go I there if he had done the Kobe tribute i. I think maybe we would've seen Dwight in the second round that was trying to Nelson here. What's going on tape I've got? I've got a rewatch. I WanNa see all the dunks and order. Get Gordon I think. Aaron Gordon has the most fifties in dunk contest history. I think someone had that Stott. No hasn't won any of them. That's rough. That's real Rimirad. I guess I think one of the ones Had protests to where he might have to file a legit Glam. I don't know who the board would take. I mean he will due diligence. He was not pumped in his Post Post Game Post Dunk contests. Qna Yes that's stuff. I want to say I can't imagine was because it was Kinda like once way did it. Somebody made you behind me was like Oh yeah he was never gonNa Voting Miami and Pro Life Long. The problem was the other judges. Were naive to the fact that Wade was going to do that. Because the story came out I think Haman will also brother. We'll get to the said that they talked about they were going to have a tie again and so it was like Chadwick and Vote the same as they voted for Dark Jones so I think it was Chadwick. Common gave nines and weighed her that he was just. I Bet I kinda like that no there but I like things like Catering I'm trying to be old. I don't know how many more around would have had honestly like food. Input like chance. On top of tackle shoulders an Jumblatt blow Disheartening part I thought docking over TACO was such a perfect ending to such a wreck. Because he didn't want to come out leaders you could tell he was being bashful. I'm tall I got and that but what's up to friends. That's awesome that the nicest person in the world But the second like they talking about peer pressure. Everyone of the buildings. Get your tall ass out there Taco you. You're saying in the matter here you're going to say. I mean you gotTa fake it with a League. He had to get off that coat. Man I think he was just gonNA play He didn't give them like a full twelve. No this all now. Barely brush my hair man. I just threw something. He had the pants to with the the vertical stripes just to make himself look a little taller for the kids. That's why I was like. Wow this guy's upwards sixer six foot one eight is. He was drying out to be In Radioactive Man. The movie Yes. He had a Chihuahua to add on that. For Wade to just throw it was such an all-time scumbag wherever I am. Starting to come around on it because it is just the dunk contest but I did feel bad for our Gordon. That's awesome yes. Because he was like I keep going until I get it or is it just sitting around Buffalo Bills? Gordon said he's done. I feel like you said this layer could be wrong but I thought he was on like no. I couldn't do come on earth okay. I'll do one last time all right. Let's fuck you. Over one. More time you got fucked. Levin beat him like Levin did a what like between fucking legs from the free throw line like what? Leo's Greg Dunk on as an Aaron Gordon would certainly no scrub but I do think Gordon want yet I would give about. I think they would each of wannabes. But if he if he got that one we never see him. Jump over teco he would have scratched. His Age didn't matter in the long run because he's still lost. I think he lost cause came out in a terrible Jersey Avenue. All the Orlando They forced him off because even in the skills contest and three point cod. They're all wearing their alternates. I can wear any other alternate like we've but cannot relate to alternate royal blue pinstripe hats and all the I I get a lot of. There are a lot of confusing tweets. This weekend there. It was like people weren't on the same page typically like a group thing crowd the crowds Mob mentality like Gigolos. What's going on I was talking about? I'm sorry about the Magic Jerseys. People like it's a nod to the orange trees. I think it's pretty cool. I was like it's not that I hate the the nod to Florida. It's you just can't add orange thirty years after you've got so it's not how this works. You just can't do that. I've got some bad news because I did an common with. I'm usually not a game supposed to start at eight. It's eight Oh seven times to complain like I if you watch sports and you don't give it like a twelve minute grace period. I don't know what kind of a patient that is. But God bless you. This started at like eight forty for eight o'clock tip that was that -rageous eight eight literally eight forty one and I looked on the court and they would just now starting to get shots up like in the warm ups. I'm black. I'll come on so you go to the actual game or were you already back in Atlanta Esa. Now's back with it okay. So yeah they really dragged out and common man loves them. Some spoken-word if if he's going to get like huge endorsement deals and then headline all-star. Intros by doing it. I'm not gonNA townies. Is doing it wrong? Clearly doing some right however ever gonNA arrive. Everyone's names you can't just mail in like Leonard and obstacle Bo- like you got to commit IGA figgy. You're going to go all in on the bit. I'm not biting and I roasted under the mix tape account and I got a lot of responses ban lagging way off on this one. I was like what was going on here. I think twenty nine okay had not gonNa do it for Tangas. Starters no like no. No no you gotta do one for every like the judges like we need one for a Reggie Miller he's like Okay I'll do it on the fly. It was it took forever. I get I get that to do Kobe. Stuff of course Brief mention of David Stern for sure they gave. They gave the entire oral history of everything that's ever happened in the city of Chicago Like Obama popped up Jordan pop up all over the map. Yeah big three remarried. That was way too long like there were several times. I thought they were gonNA ended and then they'd be like here's Bing crosby he's performed here before just like what's happening here Ryan Sandberg Tellers. Your favorite alleged. That refused to stop but I do every time Jordan speaks. I feel like I'm always a little shocked seat. Just doesn't for a guy who very publicly owns a basketball team doesn't speak that much publicly our respect and that's what made me really good law tweeted Jones got an incredible voice. Yeah he's eighty on windows six rings with the voice. I'm a firm believer net jet. That's the thing everything Jordan went right like everything in his life led to the total package which is like if it's one of those things you remove want peace it all falls apart voices for share part of that Michael. Jingle Jordan said Jordan spoke common did that I think of anything else. Weird happen before the intros before the game started. It was forty minutes. Something must have happened the twentieth. That was common China around Lebron James. With the Basketball Games when I can. Leonard Really Infuriated May Malin Lebron. He's going to tweet me a better at me. Anti Amila NCOA is You know what I mean. I'll never send out a one What did he rhyme onto? The Combo with is inferior. It'd me whatever it was judicial Let's see glaring Refu- fucking on something like a modeling. My favorite part was implying a lot of Kaiei sauce and just not acknowledging him whatsoever. It was it was. It was especially watching. Tnt All weekend it was a lot of if it wasn't a direct conde song he produced it right. Also I did not like the part which she keeps us not involve the step from what I read. The literal city told them they couldn't you? Cheeky loses rules no I think the NBA not like they told the NBA like listen. You cannot have this guy. Perform bad things will happen. What happens when he performs cobaine everybody in the buildings crime? They didn't think about the now. We'll never know they didn't let Wayne performed Kobe. Bryant there was. There were a lot of missed opportunities. Damon's dancing as `self man. I thought Wayne remembering the Versi gave Damian. Lillard was most impressive thing. I saw weekend. Don't let grin and man happy like where I was sitting at the dunk contest. Like the big stays that lifted up. I can see behind that so behind that like I saw one little. I walked out there. So I'm saying like practices. Dance moves before they go. Traffic Book almost pulled off with three point contest before we get to the actual game The the four point shot absolutely fucked up joe absolutely actually kept running past it and I was like now now. This is where we would have helped if I felt like. We expect everybody could have did either. Not Those two out I or did you racks in top Dover at those two for I would've felt exactly what buddy hield needed. Oh Yeah Buddy. Healed was someone tweeted out. I'm pick state by said he's coming last or when it all and he didn't come last so now. The Elliott had two options to true outcomes swinging back to come off the bench for the Kings. I love the other. Yep He's doing. It is already strong arm them. Give him new deal and now he's probably GonNa get cut. Who knows what the Kings are GONNA do? Ghafur Dwayne Voices I'll show. You had a strong moments and still get which that vive AC was. I think he had them the trophy. He was out there. That fast Atalaya why. I didn't even know you're here in your report. As a no way he's allowed there we can get a keeping. He snuck up behind that the big screen in the first notes of Benito play the United Center just turned over on its side. We've never seen anything like entire boom all city of exploded. The didn't play any on the broadcast. I didn't hear any like drill. Instrumentals not a lot of the big huge weekend for Lupe fiasco on the TNT broadcast. Oh yeah because Lupe like. They didn't play anything more recent than anything off the cool so just here in line. Yeah exactly just hearing all those instrumentals. You're just like. Oh Yeah. That guy used to be the greatest rapper of all time A try just retired right now just like a while ago was an wait. No he was really good. Why did he do who knows what happened? Yeah it'd be or what actually happened is like if trout had these first six or seven years. Yeah and then for the next fifteen like for some reason kept playing but he was never more than like a thirty five hitter next year. You'll get back with us here. The DELUCA step is still good. It's just like I think I'm good. Last thing I listened to was mural. I don't even remember if that was also the name of the album. I knows track one and it was really good But then by like track three he was rapping about like all the fishes in the deep blue sea And being very confused Earn it all killed me. Kills me either one actual margin or that in both killed me every single time the turn it off good cause a? Is there a longer video that comes from? I feel like an old no you do I do. I've only seen in. Yeah they're doing like a as I guess what they're doing. I don't know if the battle just wrapping and they start playing the beat on their fall and that's when he steps off the guards turn it up. Oh okay wrong. That's my favorite thing is turned up as far as I can go. He starts speeding to none of the beat. Just the worst bars you've ever. They're hyping up. It's it's a great video. I do need to say all about seven back up on the road and the tournament though those those would care perfectly with your because I saw him today. That's what made me think of them. Just listening to my first ever troy APP song. The seven minutes later just listened to my last ever. Utah get aren't at all Law Bank and that's it turning into that level of bravado is half the battle. I got the tougher. Half are the bars will come and they want to write bars. He's also I don't know very small human beings taken pictures with him. Good a yet if I I mean with with no other humans to tell just how far he fell off. The curb showed how short he looked seeing any version of debt. Any version of any video with the like the whole accordion sound on it like when they put Baker dancing to dance. Yeah Bow It kills me. I honestly think like it's funny with any of them. I don't think he can get funnier than Baker. Such want on this and the very specific dance breakers. Now you have somebody to the Lebron James in the studio leads a lot of videos a nod and really hard to beat the back of the Phantom just only Sierra Lebron quietly a horrible dancer with terrible I I saw some of the fuss. I don't I don't like Oh these kids take talking. Yeah there was that was. I'm trying to think of anyone got matter about anything this weekend than that you now that was there was the Internet so like I think it is good when we can hunt down the original creators of stuff like this so much of an when we do should absolutely give those people those flowers. I think there was a lot of unnecessary like vitriol. Thrown at people As if this done with something like this is the Internet like memes. Pop UP JOKES POP UP DANCE POP UP. Everyone starts running with it And it's sometimes incredibly fucking hard to find who created something. That's where I like Ashley. It'd be like furious at the NBA. Like how could they not know? I duNno they're fucking multi billion dollar multinational corporation. I could see that one. That's exactly what they should know. Maybe but I can see. That wouldn't let them being like I. Who's WHO's the most popular talk? Get THEM HERE JACKSON HOSES BOOKS? Arket number two. We'll take to Still Jackson home. So Damn it alternate account but Yeah I. I'm glad they got the original girl there and and when it was time she fucking She might have should have won. Mvp Lorcy does girls. Oh my word I will get. I don't think it was you. Don't they visit like Let's intentionally get those. What if you don't go that hard to find the original great? That's how I should get loss as I now. These these two white girls created this dance. I think they also sung the song to the the young girl from Atlanta Kate. Campbell way too damn many I was GONNA say. Is that a cake song. Got Some bangs. It really does For a long time now to Like this reason but I've never heard anything past the first like fifteen or however many seconds the dances and then even when she was dancing to it on the court and was doing like a minute they still didn't let the actual song come and they just run back the renegade with the instrumental. I was like. Is this even a song? Who's GONNA eat their long? They didn't know they should've known issues. Fucking Russell's like Shit. I'll let's not be crazy. He would have much preferred that he would have lost. Two probably most likely be. That was the angriest us up people get this weekend was about that and even when it got fixed it's never like oh they. They went out and they fix it. Why fix was that even something to be fixed wrong. They knew who to what they know. Girls and create that Dan. I don't know if it was because that wasn't the datum do multiple other things. Like those guys will just in the office or one of them was at least Like their massive a huge. Yeah that's the point. The which again if they create any of it like if not. That's fine don't mean you can't be famous or whatever but it is like that's we know that. Yeah let's celebrate them. Both like Mush isn't creating any of these dances bushes. Which again is eight up to that. Would that would have been the best of Muslims just out that was just fucked. Renegade renting's is on my birthday. He's GonNa Brazi our made everyone much angrier if they've got higher but we also got this guy. Ninety cancel most is runs off the court. You just see Lebron. Take off the Jersey Half Gordon. He's on like he when he left the KS. I Dodge Verse Lucas half-court brain a Walker. Just Klabin stolen. Finally the game the way it's supposed to be played out played a lot earlier than didn't play again. I use this chilling some popcorn Yemen. Trae like okay like I'll get this middle run in but now nobody's playing. Longtime dodger played. Eighteen minutes from the boxer. Lebron Played Nineteen Elza. I don't know who was count knows minutes. I don't know if they even like how many does come to played too. Damn twenty nine okay. That sounds more accurate. Lebron sat for a long time. And this was What may Integra talk about dinner for a little bit? I WANNA get your take since we do the show together and whatnot A lot of people are giving the format credit that. I don't think it deserves go on. I feel like a lot of people are saying. The game was close because of how everything was set up and I don't know that that's true. It really feels like the middle. Two quarters were Kinda like Lebron stain was gonNA play it like an all star game and Chris Paul was like now. We're building this lead. And then the fourth quarter was was good and I do think that the the no time limit makes that like all right. Yeah no either of us can win like let's get after it. I do think that helped but I think the first three quarters being even nine going into the fourth. Thanks so something like that. I don't know that it was just the setup as much as it was Lebron statement. Kinda mailed it in the middle there while I keep on Chris. Boston Jaanus is team. Built a lead just being like no. We're actually going to try even if they're not going to. I think the biggest gripe that I have about the fourth quarter is that close basketball does not make a good basketball for sure because it was like the first three quarters I think they shot fifty five percent from the field and started Alaska thirty five in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter alone to forty minutes to play in there were more was status either. Twenty one thousand the fourth quarter more than the first three combines. Either playing defense are but this this is not i. Don't WANNA watch keep watching these free throws. I don't really care that the game ended with the free throw I didn't I do. I don't mind that I thought it was. Kinda exactly what I'm saying. The dunk contest early like really like the NBA at one. That got like this was a tough weekend to be like the all-star weekend stinks crowd as not the weekend for those people but for for the whole week at the dunk contests ending like that. Whatever it was still like a show. A lot of people want Dr Josiah to win whatever so that game to win especially with how heated everyone like playing was getting and how competitive it was getting. I agree it wasn't a sharpest basketball. We've ever seen but with how competitive it was. It was fun to watch and just richer for it just waiting for that game when like if they if if lowry just got dropped and sort of pushed an mit that that would have been sick a but for it to just be like. I Dave shooting foul either just following the game because again if you're GONNA make it may win by two or when a debt. But if it's like okay we know they can't went on a free throw alerts would just get the ball bag. It's like you know. Just cut his head off when he becomes into pages cut. His at all was the worst second. I think hard and getting some undeserved fleck to yeah. I agree like it looked like I watch. Everybody was like what are you doing? Blew up and then replayed he's got Janas and Janas ask. What are you supposed to do? He puts up all up and they make them eat it. And we're going to affect the way so I think he did the right thing. Well I think what happens? When he first caught it and he would have got killed. He had just when he when he first caught the ball. There's no one even close to him so on its own Kuwa- honestly to the better. A better passback why he lays an easy game mobile I think. Even what hardened turned he was shocked. There was no one anywhere near but yeah once he got to the pate blocked by at least four people if he had gone up with had also like it wasn't grip as like okay. This is how they're like they're calling everything in the fourth that's going to be fail or it was a top question about definitely foul. I just thought it was like if they're trying to get that pickup. Feel that that streak like that. They had With Bobby uh-huh Bobby. Darcy isn't bad heaven. Baron Davis Breaking Down with Rod Strickland like breaking down the new rules like they just kept running the segment all weekend and Dave and kept harping like is supposed to be old school street ball style like checkup stuff like that. And it's like honestly if they want to take it to that next level like get the fuck like Monty Jones tweet out players go there on house now. That would take way longer than forty minutes but I. I wouldn't complain when they say you get you get to fouls on you know you get you get to of whatever ethnic two thousand you call or you can cancel out somebody else's foul called or shoot for it. I won't I'll players miked up and argued like you chuckles like they have to keep score. All of it like just go rail pickup like they go. I agree when when by two they they did up winning by two. But you can't win on a free throw. Maybe no free throws says the reason. I'm fine with us because eighty head to he missed the first one and then everybody that I saw. That was just was like wait a minute now because the second we laugh at his so it was signed by guessing recycling but never allegedly tanked the first on purpose. Oca- I do the I do think he did. I think he did do that on purpose. Sure one fifty one fifty six one forty two. Actually that within that close like one can immedi legal the other way about it while with if. Kemp IS GONNA kick the ball into the stands. Miss opened layups. I don't think he's too worried. I was surprised he didn't play well when he was warning me. Thrown the ball around now spurs. Also the only way mistakes made he. I was like the oddest had. I think fourteen of sixteen points in the second quarter at one point. That's when I knew like all right if they win. He's getting envy. But there was a point there especially in the fourth when your team strategy was like we don't have anyone who can one on one get a bucket except Cambe and he. I know he fished. What twenty three. I'm okay? He was one. Wide legit looked was like wow. I didn't know you had the mini. It's twenty three nine of eighteen five or eleven from three. 'cause we were dangerously close to gain rudy go bears MVP. That's what they would. And I was like this is not what Kobe or anyone would want it now. A he got that third quarter tying lob that was disgusting Rudy Gobert hates charity. Knows it also the Dr Phil into a one hundred percent? They decided who was going to win each quarter before again. I'm fine with that. The second quarter. I was only one of those like some real distance. That was the youngest. They won about twenty points. They've we'll take one. You guys got to three hour coincidence. In enforce we'll play play and they did and I- Campbell was mostly out of minutes restriction. And there were. There wasn't a single sub by either team in the fourth now again Forty minutes lots of files. And that's how you go like ally was is like. Wow Yana students no he should now. That's why I've Cambe if hit that lay-up not had that turnover and hit eight. Three is he broke off. Lebron they were picking on the Braun the mouse in house. I don't know why came out and was like yeah whole strategy was to go at Harvard. They didn't really go hard. They pretty much went to Lebron strictly after like they wouldn't know cer think. Crm posted them up at the embiid somebody else and hardened defended well and feels like. I'm all out of ideas but yet honest being Lebron heaven honest entire fourth quarter. Not Sworn Point. Now you've got the highlights like the tenant issue blocking the jump shut but it was one. That was another thing I was like. Wait eat him score the entire fourth quarter note. Now I'd like he had a couple. They weren't even going to move a strange very strange. It was really like Kemba. Can you just go score for US please? And he was like sometimes see what I could do. Chris Paul had the first law of his life. Actually Thrill the cloud. James Corden again you know and I was. I was tweeting us out to upset people a little but it was also true. You know who had like really good natural chemistry out there harden and westbound. Now who? Tatum Simmons all those draft workout. Yes Simmons had a good run. I don't know what it was him and tatum their talent. That no look where he was turned around to Simmons at a couple lobster one another. That was if I were a sexist found that would make me throw up is one of the worst LOB Games. I can remember who played. There was a terrible lobs terrible and also terrible shooting like eleven for forty from three and twenty four from seventy from three in part to that. Twenty four was co and Chris Paul so like I can't believe you're missing Three months free throws and the La was so surprised the I mean the three three of the like seven best shooters of all time. Didn't get to play a we gotta get us back in the game next year I can't remember who tweeted out but songs like durant would've eight in this format and considering he ate the old one a year needed to unlock is now but I do think the if he were inserted into that fourth quarter really for either team probably wouldn't have taken him his first four pick so he would have been out there with with Laurent I do feel like it would have just been like Katie verse. Whoever wants it? Let's go to to For sure like I kind of like lebrons like I'm playing like one in four like in the middle like slick like two different games. Yeah which I didn't hate that part after like it'd be looked back on the got much better than an house like I feel like all along. It was like at any point. Was Anybody Board with any certainty. Certainly points in the past. Where are these? What's even going on? I feel like they were like definitely ratcheted up level. Dan But I felt like people seem relatively engaged because the gas in the second third is okay. This is our run like we're not getting in later. So right. Some of the second At site second half of the first quarter felt very like rick. Barry was throwing up into the soup watching it. It felt very standard all-star game that's when it was just like are you gonNa wide open donkey get to open dunk like early and yet guys getting into the feel of it now that and it's like all right if we know we have to play actually high later like let's calm down now. That's when Kawai was I think he hit us for five threes. Yes I started off five hundred Mrs next one But yet felt very lax. I saw a lot of people to be in like I didn't fix the all-star gets all of that early on those people properly. Shut the FUCK UP BY THE END. Not Filling those people. It's like if anybody watched us like it's very first all star game. I'm in now. Did anybody watching like you know what this is. My last all star game. I can't take another minute charity. That lost was it was very weird and also funny to see accused. Kids living and dying out man goes off shoes for basketball season team. La Brian team run. Boy I do really like I think in the plate. Certain like going forward thinks you want. I won fifty two hundred whatever and I was going to say. That could be games. Where it's like one forty nine three quarters now in Garrett until now just one shot. Bang see later. Listen that's GONNA be a great three quarters. I'm fine with that. Now what are they gonNa be at twenty four always for Kobe? I don't know that part's been decided. I feel like it worked. It's like a non ahead my dad's for sure and I was pleasantly surprised especially since does not first team to twenty four. I think which they won't get every year but their hope is like I keep it within less than ten and the other team. I mean really anything less than fifteen if you're in the NBA. Most competent players. Feel like they're still in it. Dawson bigger. Be Calling it like by the book like that's I know. We can legit Goto the lion in e- did you. Can I would say anything inside. Fifteen year. Say they team abroad had to score thirty three to that Before so they put up a healthy amount of points. Eight or nine going into the boy was eight or nine groin into our boys. All we need a seventy six more points translate. What else happened. Devon Booker at a ferocious dunk. Don't remember him doing anything else. Goes JIM FIRST ALL STAR Game Man I gotta get like Trey was like I don't have these last threes. I found. I'm going put my like regular clothes back on because we all watch them for the fourth incredible sweatshirt trying to think what else happened in this game. The halftime show. It was a whole weekend of chance. The rapper which is a lot so. I don't think that helped People's opinion than him being the the headliner the dunk contest. It was just all weekend. Are they just on that halftime? Show like if you're just like at the halftime show in a vacuum in terms of Like last ten year. Nba All star. Halftime shows I feel like that was one of the better ones which is more of an indictment on the NBA also halftime show than a appraise. Of what chance did honestly. I don't remember a single one. Remember any odd number cutting us off so I guess if it makes a memorable Wayne came out. Never GONNA be absurd. You might have. I was gone by then. People were like not even saying I was like man I got laundry to fold. Daiei came out because he had a hot and Kobe Bryant Jersey. That was sewn into pants NOCA- which I can respect ever trinity Who has someone else came out? Fuck was I'll never remember. I refused to remember. I feel like we got like a nickelback someone like non end like nine close to what the NBA Jesse. If this thing that you can look up like again of all the Chicago talent show head this. We are like for the whole even see if they did like a Chicago Medley. You'd have to be in that for sure but it will probably like as it's either him common chance chance. Yeah I think it's one of the things like You know he's safe for a national audience. It is Chicago so he checked. Both those boxes and I feel like a lot of the younger players do like him. J. Cole so now from the area as this problem direct who was last year was the Jayco last year it had to that. I'm looking for the twenty seven and be all star game. I don't remember but the halftime show was Riyan Drake and Kanye West Mills. Like we've taken a step down since that was an la. Yeah that balance pretty strong the next year. Pit Bull Neo Chris Brown in nature. I don't know Liz aired haven't booked for next year saying like that was twenty twelve the one Got You got you one. After the twenty third team was. We should keys halftime Trombone shorty Dr John. 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It was a black and silver. Hey look like raiders colored Said but it wasn't a raiders at work Who hates the raiders? Have it's the raiders callers? Back in nineteen seventy two me and my old lady just finished doing business in the phone rings on the other end. Kenny Stabler Kenny stabilize. Fucking my bitch. Like Damn Ritchie aired by. How did you know was Kennedy St Louis? Did you hunt at the snake again? So he he pulled out pictures on his follow him with our back had many more pictures with many more old people none of us knew they were and even after explaining he still just by pointing at White Socks Day. He's like you see a Togoland H. G. Call fucking my Bush. The same bitch. No different bitch. No no different in furious stabler. I blame them. Because I'm not that I knew a whole bunch Can stay where I'm all in. Though it all takes could be calling. He's like midnight where we were really not an Oakland yes. There were several hours behind so richest great grasp on times. 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There are a lot of things that we as humans have to look forward to than all the same thing. We all have our individual crosses to bear as it were this man every six years just on that toilet. I respect that. Respect that tremendously well. That's the Which we a more questions. Until the day that Dimaggio sent roses to Marilyn Monroe's grave every year site to the day day. He showed every six years on year ship in the store today. The some say he died of a broken heart six years a long time to like they could easily install a door within six. He comes back each heart attack. Maybe that's why he is not by go back like every year. That's too much. I need with our see when I walk in a needed to shut. The guys need to be like shocked and pleasantly relieved shocking. Infuriating issuing suggest privacy for such an AD. Kenny State would Jesus Christ. Yeah I would like the raiders much. Either they were like well. Listen you gotTa Admit Snake was Nice. Though he was using credible he dropped the name It was one of those like he was. He's like you know who was Barack Obama. He said the name of big cat was like you gotta understand. All of us were born after. Kennedy's barber like died. So none of like. You didn't get anywhere near the react. You thought you were going to get Richard. You updated. I'm GONNA check them added it was Chubby Checker farting in my lives. Air That you breathe. Unbelievable picks picture and rich Gannon with the helmet on now. They're just plowing riches. It sounds a lot like king snake. Stable who played Ringing phone three times in my life Babe Ruth Josh Gibbs. Fuck my bitch. Yes bish stapler. You never really forget it. A want one tweet. I was reminded of That I don't think we've ever fully spoken about on here. The Day was April thirteenth. Twenty twelve longtime ago. Shrill red specially for a first time all-star twenty twenties them thirteen fourteen thirteen at king. James Follow back. It's Larry Hughes nephew from Saint Louis and Abe RJ. Little cousin and Justin Son. Follow back from at J. Tatum zero. What was the plan? Here are just overwhelmed with that Jersey. In our sweater you had spaghetti writing. That day was your sweater. He's also attached a photo of Hammond. Lebron James riders replies back. Then ring a bell this visual evidence of Maine. You May wearing a Koby all-star Jersey you wearing a sweater d. Remember me if so follow. Bet If not follow back unless discussing the beams now listen. I don't follow either of these people but it's a come to my attention that Lebron James has not followed datum back even still and also Jason. Tatum no longer follows. Lebron James Bore just satellite age. Thirteen year old. Jason Tatum was like plenty of people. Tweet follow back at broad but I actually know. So here's I'm just picking on Broadway. Hit like Larry Hughes. I know that nephew. He's got a lot of nephews. Saint Lawrence J art fucker but ABC guy. All right up torn. Yeah Justin Son. Justin sometimes is good. Sometimes it's bad I respect to me than leaving it up would have been long deleted. Who is me it starts followed and this was back. This was dead ball era tweeting. This was the the one forty character limit. Listen he pushed the boundaries Jason Tatum Campaign for two hundred eighty characters. Way More relatives. All the bridging might know my aunt agnes took to school. One day. Edna was used math teacher. Because it's only makes sense if Lebron knows all of these other say Larry us. Yep No abe course no. It's me Lebron I work with Study familiar with you. Know it comes on Tuesdays Friday. Okay follow if this straight as a twenty six thousand three two thousand lakes. Let's Braunstone like nope. No thank you Dana Dana. Pf T the second follows. Banke blocks them. Just this dominance. Tia have already dumped on you. My teammates of Dongdan. Yeah everyone knows dunk done you now? I'm blocking you just like yes even. Rg Uncle Orgy to blocking. I Jason's not I could see them from anyone. But our uncle tape Larry Youths. And Eleanor. Argentino the Larry Hughes Parts. Maybe the best part I feel like it gets buried by the A. J. Justin Bits Alabama's Larry Hughes nephew. See he arranged me to take this photo with you done. Basically he was writing. I like the Bible. Larry he used nephew layer was the GATT. But Adam and Eve Adam and Eve beget by Jehovah Vet and phyllis any of these names someone tweeted. Ibm So this characters. On game of thrones introduce themselves. I just I if my name Lewis. Yeah but that family twice by marriage. Jason J. A. Tar Areas Zero. If if if you're doing your your full check on a player pre-draft you see a tweet like that like you. Just run his hat with like the top twenty five. Mba players like as the over tweeted atom. So I feel like we get plenty of like fuck fuck Kobe. Fuck Lebron like from when guys like twenty thirteen and whatnot. That stuff wouldn't bother me. Where would this rank for for trying to drive so undrafted top three? It's one of the like everybody. Basically Hugh Jackson. Everybody gets one brigades one. If you're bad tweet was A. Maybe you're calling for the burning down of a mosque. I say maybe tweeting. Lebron James Volley back. Everybody it's one anything after that. That's when you Jackson's gotTa step in the hatch. You Action Jackson Hugh Jackson NBA Draft Consultants Listen. He he ate the the tour with a knife and four. Everybody is one. I feel like this to me. Show someone WHO's Basketball to game communication tyler. You've gotta be able to real quick call out screens defensive. Assignments relay plays from the bench. It's a hectic games especially in crunch time this to me show someone who a in the confines of one hundred and forty actors can give you an entire family tree without much pictures. Take what like six eight characters back then to offer like more like bit dot Then world to sixteen. Yeah Photo Book using photo. I get the news cook. We search his name several different pictures of Broken Chris. I think it makes even funnier. Lebron known driving like the world's best memory right so he says August. Rj's nephew Brom. Replies baggies your great uncle by marriage technically he's married to aunt. Phyllis Phyllis as the blood relative. I'm still volley and met on July seventeenth. Nineteen seventy four. It was a Balmy Balmy Day Dayton. Still going on our day beget a what else. Exci- Feldstein uptick viewership good. I'm not I'm still wasn't ready to jump back into football yet. I see why they kept it going but I needed needed a break from football but I enjoyed all the things I had been seen except for pepper John Environment for one game at Israel as a cutthroat league. I see Danube's of millionaire now Well I think is Jessie Vere debt. After let's not news everything. He promised away he's upland in the whole but can you do that was An interesting week you guys. Guys and girls in his life turns around. Wow who could have seen that coming a message with my five years ago. I was trying to follow back forever. He just wouldn't listen Dana. Lebron James Barat. We've made a comparison often as Dana. Lebron James Well next time it comes on the show which I don't know when that's going to be a big timing us before when he was at the bottom of the barrel so I can't imagine any rush to get back on air anytime so come on anytime invoice. You guys. We could not get out. He's like I'll buy your paltry little program is. I'm sorry I shouldn't say that you guys have been nothing but good because of the first people to allow me to do. God's at Ano- man. I can't wait to Davis and deputy beer hall of fame into custody. You graduates dabbing tier after a two year from our eyes at lawnmower hats you guys are the real MVP yeah. I don't much care for walk. The line trying to claim data. Only when he's when he's on top. I still won't clam right now. That's that's how I feel about Dana so awesome. It's a chip on. His shoulder. Makes them work correct So Yeah Brandon's the walk the Line Gas Syndicate which is really just Replacing me new Brent Walker The rest of the shows the same Yeah it's It's ugly it. What the man have his moment thought about about you. Correct right or wrong. This time it just happened to land Double Zero. He's already promised fifteen thousand a Bloomberg campaign of her takes. Mellon gap was like trust me. It's the winning ticket. Perhaps get listed on early train. Then I'll finances entire presidency. You don't have to make that promise that promise. I didn't say it I'd say that's right. I'll hammer spike there. My Dick's no-one no-one at all Dana. Yeah I wonder if I could hit myself with a car. What was that? You can't do it. You called me a Pussy. An eighteen world truck right over himself a single reality again. He's GonNa Legacies. He asks to get married right formality at once. They went through dual tables together. That felt like an official ceremony at least in Buffalo Standards on content. She said to ask us for his hand mirror designed she's going to be part of the part of the families. You're going to be party family yet. Maybe we just have Garrett the program just cut DNB APP. That'd be a much much better conversation. You guys can drink as many beers but I feel like Dana. I mean he's he's got things to say. There's no arguing that absolutely whether I did think a lot of this week was the I can't even call unreleased because we released it. Mush Dana. Podcast. There's going to be like man. Omai because every of the early sessions Michael Jackson imprint. When a group together what now they cut a couldn't eat peas like four song. Here they put on John. Cougar Mellencamp South. It was kind of a cold. Glass Cabin Carmichael lab playing the hits executive produced by holding eighty. Michael Hogan couldn't make my stand. What a what an ass over. That parent was names. Haw What do you think we're never going to hear again? Hoagland our whole now. I bet there is some about. There's some hoaglund still kicking around. I think he's gotta be aid off man in spelled that way HD Like I don't know I don't know about ever again because I would have liked Hitler's still relatively recent. So two hundred years might not but also people keep randomly bringing them up. Was the baseball coach or something. It you see. The soccer coach does brought him. Up was gonna find this story then. They asked him something he was like. Listen there's no doubt about it. Adolf Hitler was the Best I've ever let go is a college football go there. We go pretty quick type in the Hitler and coach not too. Many coach headline a football coach was suspended after he said he'd have dinner with Adolf Hitler. Listen let's skip you know. I don't agree with the Holocaust absolutely. But how Impreza Nazi dictator's leadership in an interview with College newspaper in the Mo and most of the Cuban. A Burger Discusses Coaching background in love with football. But then the student editor asked him which were historical figures. He'd like to have dinner with Burger. Chosen controversal is probably not going to get a a good review. But I'm going to say Adolf Hitler. It was obviously very sad. He had bad motives but the way he was able to leave with second to none how he rallied a group in filing. I WanNa know how you did that bad intentions. Of course but you can't deny was a great leader. The way he was able to get people to rally around him was crazy. The student journalists reply the Patriots of nineteen year old. That was Craz- no absolutely sick. Answer okay you got room for to Hitler and Osama bin Laden as tall as give Meryl Streep Hitler learned Streep Back at it again. Nobody's you talk about spinning a yarn of Hitler he had is on the edge of our seats. Even if you'd like first of all it that is the most like Freshman Year of college. Take a have. It's just like man. You WanNa talk about great orators. You you talk Dolf. No listen I gotTA seventy eight nine history one. I feel like I'm very qualified to speak on. That guy. Could rally the troops if you know what I mean. Perfect for some was him. Hitler John F. Kennedy and Christopher Columbus. Kennedy's just like I. I'd like to leave so so while for. What are you talking about a standard question? The softest ball by one old president one old musician one football goes softball. Ooh Eze Mussalini. Judy Chris you talk about turning your back on your friends. Jus I mean there's something to do something special a gosh. That's really just just the guy to kill. Jesus that's really want to get a beer with this is a. We'll get back to this. Someone tweeted yesterday Ten Day campaign which it so one point. Five million dollars in merchandise promotion was impromptu. One hundred percent organic and led by a previously unknown talent at data bait as disrespectful. Data's unknown I went on mix tape and got paraded several. Usually when he's right he's right. He brought those brations upon himself. Oh absolutely also give credit he when he when he shipped his lady back home he did you see video no very five hours ago. He's a time to get her honor flight on Standard Selfie video altruism. Having a grand old time. He's drinking a beer sure Long video it's about a minute. The only person who can who can remove a piece of luggage from a room big daddy. Trent gets her out of there. Move Now L. G. Train ending tread at he's is is new Major League Baseball on by like you. Don't get ejected anymore. Truck comes out and just wheels your luggage out dead pulls the collar on your shirt up like the handle. The tension of forty five degree angle. Enrolls you're listening. He put the shoulders up on your on your oversized suit like Kristen. Lead law like bugsy from Fresno looney tunes those Paula poundstone. The best. One I saw was looked like Tom when Tom and Jerry was about to go on a date. Tom and Jerry by the way. They just celebrated like an eightieth anniversary. That sounds right. That'd be kicking and that's insane but slowing at the right year. Here they still go on. It's not anniversary of the they still going away. Well a debuted eighty years ago. Today this was eight days ago. So can we add this Cartoon cat-and-mouse Fighting Razor Handle Light Racism as one of like. Yes they they may still make new episodes for. Boomerang I could see that. I mean he wouldn't go on no date. I know he not rolling also guard or shooting. Anybody anymore gotta be terrible. You talk about onsite scratchy. Never Tom Trial. He's called his cousin and I was like I gotTa help me this mouses as a huge baffling me and they wouldn't succeed not a bust. The door healthy shoulder. Get the right back out the only really the only bridge. 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Further proof the quantitative from the table leaves a word and comes back with his family knowing what he does for a living because illiterate. She has no idea she's alone. Since GET UP. How old is she? Oh I would three four. He's a young one twenty four H. Somehow what is the costume party? What why are you wearing that all the time? I just does not have concerned go to break. That information doesn't matter of US basically just talking about things co Alan and. He told his family at a corporate meeting this weekend. Edsa annual retreat. Give me some award. Bosca overtime again like the playoffs so I do. Co. Islanders is just trying to explain to you. Your great uncle which you do for a living I worked for Mr bomber down and I got transferred here from Toronto New in town picture. They're gonNA sit him down like intervention style like five years debt. We figured it out. We know you're in the CIA. He's like Yep yet you figure me out caught me. Yeah we you're surfer. You're talking of working with boards and things like towards it again but my baby girl pats on the head legs Cindy Lou. Who sends her off to bed? Read a store knows anything about that. I don't think a story in bath time in the sun just he just always turns to Uncle Dennis. Furry yes sir. And now in his gives the thumbs up because I okay precisely one bedtime story will be rid courtesy of Mr Balm. I wouldn't be surprised if Gore would would would he thinks the funniest by what's the hardest if if Dave Chapelle the hardest that's ever made you laugh. And who's painfully unfunny me? I'm zero Where do you think why like knot? Standard like joking around quiet just like the hardest. He's ever made someone laugh fifteen scattered because he I decide. We say it would. Just be so unexpected. It even the stuff. When he was talking trash he wouldn't even say funny stuff. It was killing me Boardman. I'm grabbing that too for mangoes. Pay If anybody else said those. That's not funny but just imagining him saying very funny to me. Have you seen the movie airplane? The hole in. Oh yeah not a long time but yeah the smart set. The clip of a Kareem on the plane is like this is quiet talks. Is Kids friends so now we decided we being the Internet. We need an airplane Part two and cohabited has to be right to murder. There's no other if he says no. You scrapped the role. Maybe the movie. Because he's the only person were for. I do thank him doing a movie like airplane. But him thunderstruck like aggressively like. I'm trying to pitch figure out like a character. That would just absolutely sleigh. 'cause it was like Conan O'Brien Pat gnaws what we're talking about writing for. Snl Patterns never done it but they were just talking about it. In general and writing writing for How how much fun can be writing for Athletes? Because if they buy in even just a little bit. It's the funniest thing that can happen. Because they're out of out of their element and they're they're just so like good at what they do that to see them even if they stink at this if they're all in it works room and they were saying like when. Payton does it like he's always all in it always works. They read Ski. Killed it When he did it back in the day joys right so if like Kawhi not even SNL. But just I'm trying to think what character would be like if he did like Kenny powers. Type character outrageous interstates just takes. Danny McBride slain not drop out Pineapple Express to is. I'm I'M NOT GONNA why Leonard Roger Murdock Junior. My father was a pilot Myo Message. You shouldn't treat a popovich like bullshit. I shouldn't I was hurt. Dab It acquired hanging off the bone. You tell your old man to go guard. Way Lebron type of shape humidity. Some of some of boasted just still photos from that back. Game with the Spurs intentionally broke the heat. Ac rather and Broadway look like. They got not only shoved into swimming pools but like held underwater for a good five minutes. Each like those right lightly. Moist JERSEYS I was game one to what it was. I thought it was later in the series. I'll titles like mmediately could be wrong. I one of us is exotic was at the yearly. One or the the Spurs one spurs. Definitely one that year yet. The second year I yeah because I remember that I was like listen I respected. You're trying to get every pain as you can without question. Then he goes out crapping. They lose a game. I'm glad I didn't ultimately end up mattering because I got for enrolled the rest of the Games but if it would have a strategy now that was straight out of our back. That's something I've always. That's it's classic gamesmanship like listen where we're GONNA play in three hundred degree heat. That's important vantage like how bad it's gotTa be gone for Lebron James but I can't take it no more. What a hilarious thing to have to stay. Oh yeah this soaking wet just so my muscles literally falling apart. What's that disease? High School football players can get with their coaches like over. Lift them over. Work them to the point where they literally shot like pissing out their muscles. Heat exhaustion Texas High School Football Jeff. Van Gundy net will that's true. Pf T- brings it up all the time which is very thing to do a ship. That's what it looks like Lebron's on the verge of here is my heart was cramping up. What a move. What an absolute move up. Dan and I remember after game. Think no wherever game. He hit the game winning shot. A CLEVELAND BURST ORLANDO. It was the only time I've ever seen like before they did the post game interview. The broncos like hands on his knees like give me a say like debt level of walked right back. We might win this. If he's woukd after game through might witness that doesn't move. You can save like game. Son is dead yet. We get to do this one time so if he just happened to drink an extra twelve glasses of water before the game. We're bone but if not chance this did you see this Lebron. I haven't read the full stories a paywall. I'm pretty sure but it was like about his diet. You know with fucking ago did very nice store Zach Lowe talking about how much Bam kicks everybody's Ass darrow workouts. I enjoyed it. Lot is from a Tristan Thompson via the athletic is the worst fucking diet ever. He is like five French toast. Drowns it and serve with strawberries and bananas and he has like a four egg Omelette and then he goes just fucking dogs on. Everyone eats desserts with every wheel. He loves sweets. It's crazy I was body just burns it steroids. Now I played all ministries is next level but all those guys are like they need to eat everybody under the table or one of sugar would cause her body to break down. And that's Brady. You got to pick a firm. It was Steve Nasty adequate eating sugar completely was killing at Amari. That's wild man. He just drinking a bag of sugar he goes. I put up thirty eight thirteen. I respect it really. Is You get after. Jordan wasn't a big Diet Guy Stepped in a few beers for the game. That's just boys being boys you frank and I don't know how I don't remember an apparently nobody else did either. The Dump Jordan basically did put his arm in the Rim all. Not Now now now. Eight million fire pictures or more. He's like looking eye level at the rim and then just puts his arm could've left it there but he was like. Nah I guess what thirty eight tomorrow night. So that's why we don't remember it. He didn't get fire was just seeing every single Jordan picture ever posted up like he was saying they would have stuff for the Yeah like the retired players just Jordan highlights in all the legends were gathered around like Manna. Got something else like. I've never seen any like forties fifties NBA players Wnba globetrotters. Everybody's like Jordan other. Fungi do this. That is is After midnight was his birthday yesterday. It's always pretty much going to be right around all star weekend if not directly on the All Star game like it was last year I'll say it. He was good Ohka. The video of him dog from the free throw line and jeans was going around every everything was going around today. But that one's incredible. He's playing one. One someone and just watching Wasi Benjamin. Yes watching him get wherever he when they yelled out the score at one point. John was like once scar and they said nine three are less bad. Look for Jordan. I thought this is GonNa be a twenty-one Skunk see later kid I lack I got three on Jordan. What an athlete. What a Moaner. Put HIM IN. The hall of fame joined by with Nays. I started writing three. Three fifteen binghaman threes. Now just keep it played as a life score games on never really worrying that my golf was far more important than this. Ain't even come at the warm opinions. He's like why bother now shared. Didn't and like everyone else was wearing team sanctioned warm ups and has just as twenty three is on his own Hawaiian. I'll get a couple of these buckets and then I'll sell never talk to you again. Is What what I will do. I'm GONNA finish playing the second half. I begged them. I may have to throw on the ninety two documentary codes really just a Jordan documentary Featuring other players abortion all of the dunk contest did in like wow. It really was just multiple shots at him. Looking down at the rim from various angles. What's the most underrated Underrated I don't mean like got fifty. But in the Pantheon of fifties underrated like no even the judges that day didn't give it a good enough score a couple that came to mind of Jordan or anybody. Anybody 'cause you're right Jordan putting his arm in the hope of like a decade before Vince. Carter did certainly underrated on a couple of years. I got a thing. I think. The Gel Green cupcake one was the one that started getting people to actually look at the replay before they put their vote in. Because I think a lot of people felt bad after they realized they'd put down six sixes for guy just jumped up the now from that. Same One where. He did the sock feet under the legs. Yeah drop stay as people are just like. Yeah so what he could have lost. It all goes wrong and that was it. Put his career on the line for no reason. I think the one where Andrei Madala Iverson threw it off the back of the backward in Ecuador hot and wet underneath the reverse scraped his eye on the bottom of the backboard. -ducted I've I. Now I got terror like a forty two I wanNA say weightless been in town I still believe just miss. The first person in a dunk contest. I've seen truly jumped from behind the free throw line. Not like not like touching it not step in front of it like on the like behind the free throw line however he put down a piece of tape. I duNno seven feet behind. The free messed up. Yeah that ruined his score because that was fainter by Tomahawks and he brought really high. That was one of the more impressive things I've ever seen and I got like thirty two years. He put that Goddamn taped. Yeah Josh pleased but no no you put it. Put it ten feet inside so when you saw past it looks better. He's not going to put it at the half court line what. Jr's the first person who brought a bind his back trying to see what that got for a score. Because I know he didn't make it past the first round but I don't remember what the score was Scored juvenile with the two balls. Just because I remember taking like the width of the board alone on both sides makes it incredible. Yeah like people that jumped at like at the hang time to do it because I don't like the wings Bannon Group of the ball right. Yep surprised more people. I know it's it's hard and it doesn't get rewarded. I feel like Moscow. Jeremy Evans said that one where he dumped onto hoops. Yeah all forgettable dunk contest Blouse one where he liked painted. A Picture Staedtler Fixing the Doug on like that in the wheel wasn't the guy to us was down real bad. I'll take whatever. This is all even if it involves Aaron Gordon Game Shaft after dot contests is entirely dependent on. Just whoever's in it like the wheel was never going to help It's just They tried to make it like a a rookie. Sophomore event for a while there were just like the the younger guys are Super Athletic. Core looking to make a name for themselves. They'll show out they never really showed out It does it does need a certain level of star power. Aaron Gordon's established himself as a doctor. So that's going to help but I mean job mirant ended was like am out if that's how they're going to judge it and it's like that sucks 'cause Jaya Sick Zion will be sick. Zion would just hand it to them like they did Blake Griffin. But he would still show out lead he'd Ernest keep because Blake reference to but they also did just hand it to him read. Unforgotten blake the O'Reilly bogeys at a low cut. Man All this for like I'm watching like BC eighty footage. I've seen him with the curls for so long. Yeah I do forget. Oklahoma Blake Look. Nothing like kearns like yeah like a different person like Taylor. The must've been older brother. I can't remember specific. Don't but I do remember just from the St Francis like just getting basically shut out because it was teaming convince Carter on ABC. She bore some. Somebody had fifth for the twenty seven Yankees. Just be Stevie what's I don't even know how to phrase this. The worst like even thought of or attempted duck ever seen was from that Jazz Smith on when his team mate Chris Byrd. Addison took an hour and a half trying to throw it off the jumbotron heaven. Nate Rav had a while. It's like okay. We have to limit you get seventeen until one more. That's the other part to win. Someone's not out there. Attempting the same thing over and over again could have. What's the most money went year to no one? I feel like now I went past two. Yeah if you I don't know how they would do it but I feel like if you nail a duck on the first try she gets some type of bonus if you you not on the first right. It's a out of forty six which one point from her by. It's fifty one so it's still be somebody can just get all tin dumb right bonus but I do feel like they're just needs to be some kind of if you hit even within the first two times I was just up not But you hit first time. I would hope that we give you some kind of credit. I think the only trouble you'd get into there is if you like. Leave your feet. Does that count as an attempt? Yes if you run at all look at the revenue any way. Because I think what you'd see you see a lot of guys jump up there and then just not drop the ball. Yeah they're just hold onto it and be like not no. I didn't have it and that kind of anticipation over and over again really suck rather guy just because you can still get like oozing odds from a mess of. It's like well. Wait a minute like where. I'm glad I'm glad I'm getting a second. Look now I know what I'm looking for now. I can actually see like a second. I agree second. Attempt isn't always the worst thing Fifth attempt is there's no good fifth atop alright. Alright Levin runs out there and Mrs like three sixty from the free throw line but just off the back and then he hits it on the next one. That's still fifty. I'm not taking points away from that loses. Aaron Gordon just did two handed down a flat order. First Time fifty five even look at it drops to yeah I think off the vert just right under the hoop will never score well just because most people they need the run that build of buildup of anticipation just at a gel green could have been like I'm standing on marbles idiots forty goodrich shoes on Donda at it only like spud where or Neera every effort lights like. Cher rather tall both on the understand. It's still three and a half feet between there in the room with zero. Just gravity's pushing them down right now. They got long. I'm like can't believe they don't dog. Langdale Ohka the overall hours. I was happy with everything. Bam on the skills contest Yeganeh. They need A. They need to do something with that. I feel like the cottages use it as a placeholder for the first twenty minutes that are that are actually at the head to head. I don't think like you get a shot every once in a while like sheriff someone like knocks the ball. I duNno I duNno. I feel like it used to be better when it was just like against the clock like just one guy and they had to do like it was just a much longer obstacle course. This one's not really stout and back really can't do that in I would. Let's go bare involved. It can be totally different the dunk contest. We just WANNA see the block contests be NBA players trying to get the youtube guys. It's like okay you can do it in the open gym It looks like when miles turn face. Embiid verse Go Bear in like a. They put just like a hundred little kids on the court. Just see how unlike unlimited basketball's like how many blocks total and five minutes. Just that'd be. I could watch all short people all day all day. It's so funny. It's another kid. Start like comes timmy. Ultimate Warrior Yeah. I donate that I still think horse deserves. Another shot is one of those things. Where if you anything you could get them to care about right in. Nba players kicked like when they used to do the old. They have like an old player. A- current player. Wbz player after one more hit house. I would watch a half court contests does I just three was it was just. Yeah just W old player current player. I didn't hear that Mike like you're I admit that can't be the headliner of course but it's like okay. Yeah people love shooting half court shots. People love playing horse. We can do something with it. Yeah I did like that because it was also. I don't think there were were there. Multiple rounds or was it just fast as one and then they moved moved on. I will feel like fastest and moved on but he added might be. It might have been a final two. Yeah because there was there was even a little bit strategy on that too. Like if you're old guy just like Akeem. Yeah you're not shooting the three pal you can you can knowing the free throw. You'll pass it. Onto D Cooper shed three and then. James has the half court. Yeah especially if you get like the hawks now with the dream and just trey trey from half court. Oh yeah might back. Nuclear three quarters of course games. I have court no probably thought this was an event hit that the actual game you understand. Basha said Lillard dollar. You know it never happened. Gay Pat was text me. He was like damn debut is really wrapping. I was like Oh. He's been doing this for several years. I wish I was only just finding out about this. Like you. Respect Guy Listen. You can't stop me. I think he hurt himself just test. I pulled my own growing off the bones if knock me out of the performance count myself out now. Dame Mayfield February seventeenth eleven thirty two. I am I do not take offense to not making the PF top one hundred players. Many of those guys are not better at football than me and they damn sure can't lead men to engineer confidence. Work Ethic Honey Badger. He's not wrong. It might be a hundred players better. He's he's easily top. Twenty five hundred. I'd be hard pressed to find a hundred better fifty on each team. You understand better players does strain. He's he's a bottom three players. One of them you may I. I don't I don't think he did as a hundred so I agree. He's also someone who actually has been counted out so by Winston by institutions so when confronted means a little more the bake man why why wasn't number one what the haters want. I have no qualms with honey badger saying his work ethic and all that I mean the guy who Houston guy. Read it like. He's just been for like three years. Now we're all set Which I I disagree with that for sure I pro- that's good for him. They cooked cooked. I think he's on the should two maybe three delegates short deal and it's I can't wait to see what goes wrong. He gets cut from this one by justice how he gets cut from this side with the seahawks. I was like wow you got. Both of his legs made second team all problems. I it's something else. Yeah I thought at least go. Chiefs defense was two different units. Second half the first after. They're they're looking at the totality of the whole year. Obviously the whole defense isn't his fault but if the looking at the entire year I could but I also didn't realize the made all pro which certainly would negate part of that point gets taken before even on the Albro team brick earn your ad to your community even other good like a Repeaters and Mandarin Honey Badger got. His argument is of the best of the first team. Dvd's this yeah. Those three DB manage Adams and Mika a safety thing trae wider corner so just of the. Db's we'll take him. I three I think free. I Love Honey Badger. I think Humphry special. What's your beef with him? We got nothing. Mike right after statehood. Honey badgers like man. You know what I would like if the guy on the other side of me was also on this first team lists like Marlon Humphrey for sure. Yet how great we've awoken the the whiskers Humphry Beef. We didn't know needed. I just keep using random Alabama players. Yeah you like Julio's on his on the out. Some I got some new blood on stabler though so I got five Riley. You're extending the olive branch. It's really a a handle. Some of a rose and you prick their finger yet again. He also made the first team as defensive. Beck Second Team. The safety which still is bizarre. Marcus Peters second team cornerback. First team defensive back what did he think? A cornerback is I blessed. By what part of the they just throw in. Shit what did they? What whispers in Goodell's me? He's like those are the same. Oh man this is chaos. That also makes me think that that's exactly what happened at all. Pro Voters really only cared about the second half of the year. And we're gonNA everything because I know That was his name was burnt toast. Nah until he got shipped to Baltimore. Peter's yeah was so yes. So what are we talking about here all pro and also like I was? I look at it. I don't know which ones if there's AP VFW N. Sports Nation TJ To J. Watt First team did you away. I seen for P. O. W. S. N. FOR LAB BECKER BUT SECOND TEAM Scoring for a sporting very relevant publication. Join each other absolutely should absolutely Making these calls. We'll see another lake. Shack bear made Second Team. And that's got to be a first half of the season thing right like got thirteen and a half sacks six games. He finished with thirteen somehow. They took one away. They I know I know. Pf had Richard Sherman twelfth overall for all players in the NFL of like from this year. Yeah team all pro. Cornerback didn't even make defensive backs. I wonder about us why what was already doing out. There is even here Bro. Ravers was like I we. I wouldn't vote him for either guys playing zone. I would like imagine if they just had three different all be teams Lebron. He made first team for the. Ap Basketball Reference Saint Sporting News. Thirteen what happens for the contract was It'd be like if if when we ours. They got reported may say what you will but whiskers booker first team. So it's on the resume forever. Get extra fifty million dollars. I I'd be Selamat to anyone who wanted Aron Baynes. With his third straight first team handing a large burlap sack with a dollar sign on it to coordinate. Both Grinning Tyler. Ulis would still be starting because it's like well this guy keeps making first team all whiskers what what a way to do clearly. We'll give them supervise four years to forty at sleep literal. Cheapest we could get them for. We couldn't get him for a penny less the the books can we do. We gotta keep us the Janas a bargain because we've stacked all ours with Kentucky and I've got jaylen Brown it at at least two positions marcus. Smart at all five. I mean listen. Ep of can do it at defensive. End and defensive tackle WANNA sign so. They're still very high on Aaron Donald Do. I don't remember the full Lisp. I remember them being like if this was just a guy who didn't have the last five now six six twenty fourteen year. Six just finished you six and they were like if he didn't if this player that we just showed you a stats and you watch them on the field and you had no prior knowledge of what he did the other for years. You'd still say that guys the best in the league just because it's stats didn't and I was like. Yeah now that's correct. Yeah that's more than okay. With this line of logic. He also made all three of the team of first team like even AP Okay I think we agree. This guy is a good thing. They didn't even consider anyone else. Yes in the is either. I don't think it's a big enough deal that the Kelsey brothers to first team all pro members of their same team who were completely different human beings. Y You the MAHONING clubs of mates to it. Yeah I mean genetically because chaos Bomani or somebody platinum pops taking them to two separate barbershops growing Jason's like yeah. I mean super clips. It's fine a rosewood. Ever I know a guy forty five minutes out of town custom best famous city very different neighborhood. That has there's like Stays out of trouble? Draft Cleveland for a haircut. It's almost like some sort of lab experiment. How the NFL players? But if if it weren't for the names now to have any clue you're related not a chance not is that even lake a man different levels boy all the grotto boys party right as I know. His Achilles field and stream tribal scales. Use a dance on the did you did you know Michael Vick. Tedy Bruschi were biological. Yeah you say Richard Sherman car cousins Kirk. Cousins is two minutes older. He's still buzzes balls. But yeah that's that's the Kelsey brothers both are just racking all Perot's in it's because they're so different I feel like that's one of the underutilized things like I could hear more about this. I don't need to hear anymore about a basketball player turned tied in. I need to hear more and more at how decay arrays in the same household. I think again. I uh studied to see some genetics are. They've met de both just racking up first teens. Both just winning championships like their parents would be lauded forever or shamed for not even introducing these boys until they were at eighteen nineteen. Jason played hockey in highschool brother. Travis played basketball. No that must be every. These named incorrectly travis seems like the Jason. I could see the low post. Yeah who is currently being relationship with the Internet celebrity? I'm sure Jason Kills Easy like married. The first woman he met in First Grade Has Never seen a tick tock in his life now he absolutely has. He's named familiar with the popular. Dance at Tick Tock by cash for me with both jurors in the is. It's the only way I can tell. They're in somewhat related at all after that Travis. Put a big kiss on Jason Jason. Do that stuff. He's got a beard images Glenn on the same college see. I still don't buy yeah. They've got a they. It's the brow the similar just that streetline brow. Yeah like a forties. But honestly Jason's got like the better cut right here. Let Travis gets cut every two hours on the hour's gas. Just let us go hockey ga third brothers just now. He's all pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes. A third kills brother. Lamar Lamar Jackson same. How a Shaker Heights? Fine author of now I think the most unlike would it'd be bow Russell Wilson in who'd anybody dubbed like those kind of like he's right perfectly in the middle of the trip. You've been on this but Roy Wilson and Colin Kaepernick fraternal twins. Quite as as camp and usually one brother is really good when stains out of they both get it right. I mean the Watts Casino Tj. I thought it was not yet. I'm I still haven't corrected. I feel like we're starting to see both brothers being good now or at least the drought so severe. We've and then it's like they weren't like J. Die For TJ to make first team. Yeah but they're both still good. Jj was still alive. And I still would have been consideration for one of the teams. I feel like that's something we wouldn't even see like one of his before just old No chance they both it. Let's just pour all our love to a Blake Taylor who figured out he's next year. It's exactly what happens. Kelsey family some reason was like maybe we're gonNA love a support. Our kids the saying which I think is good. Yeah I wouldn't be may still got the third brother to the Bronx for the chargers are. Yeah no all pros. Yeah Anita C. Three three all protons into the world your body genetics study. I feel like the The Fuller's got I dunno if Kendall's ever made melt pro. He's really good. I don't know if he's a reminder per I know. Kyle has now. He's just one again. That's the normally the gap we see guys all pro other breath. He's pretty good. Yeah the Edmonds Tremaine into rail. They're both going. Who of this? The cousins all the time cousins doesn't count like cousins. It's like like I think it's Jalen. Brown Stefan Gilmore Shaolin Brown in one of the corners are actual cousins buddy from Texans now plays for. Aj boy their cousins to know that there was a third edmund brother what the fire everybody plays for the steelers to a RIMAC. Yeah who's of some other brothers? Both a man's hall of fame but one was still clearly better. Everyone knows I was topped. Oh yeah it's crazy thinking a lot of these guys played at the same time David. Derek Carr like what does that age gap drafted Oakland one. Oh to go to find out. They're really falling sign. Troy aikman would have slandered him already. They're twelve years apart was doing account. That's all high school career their whole school career it's an entire literal decade Seventy nine in ninety one. Those guys born three decades apart older brother just being Kenny. The snake stable. 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Used to Cam Newton and his brother also goes to a college wins the championship by himself. What the fuck by what you stated Lincoln College and just ran up. The I'm expecting to his brother to stink like him being good in shock me now like him be bad which shocked me there for like the flip. The switch flip. I'm not ready to commit yet. I'm just not I may be too good but in the same sense like I'm taking a case by case I think two is GonNa Stink. Despite the fact that I've never even seen him a helmet on let alone at throw passed by. Lamelo is going to be solid a Jila now. There'll still be one who just because you have three. If if you're feel like a lot of these guys will see like the The blades family. That used to run through Miami and all the NFL being Brian. It's like are. They all didn't turn into pro bowlers at the next level but it was like. Yeah I'll I'll keep taking a shot on this family. But not all of them are going to work. I think certain family matthews the Macoris mcchord Vernon violates. Both those guys are pretty. Good the Someone I feel like a couple times a year will hear like they've got a brother in college still. He's really the best one. I had no idea. Joe flacco at a brother pointy. Nfl Player. Mike FLACCO Talladega. Where's what does he do? He played in the NFL quarterback. No some sort of tighten. Okay also plays a minor league baseball. Apparently so the hell is GonNa be to flacco now. What were the? What were the Jones brother running backs Thomasson Nama Sin? Julius Julius. They felt pretty pretty close ethic. Thomas ended up having a better career but those definitely stretched there where they were close. Tom's commitment bitter career because it was Julius Jones admitted to smoking cigarettes before Games. One of the more stunning facts ever read about it already. Nfl Player at all. This wasn't even like nineteen seventies like everyone was on it now. 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Wong's better than other put both fire Lopez. Twins are another one where it was like. Only one could be really good at. It's mostly Robin Brooke kept inert. Then he figured it out Amazingly Zoning Guan still mind you wrote Basically the same Guy Nineteen plumlee. It's no one's gonNA brother coming Boogies brotherly played ran. Brother play also felt like maybe those guys would have made it with a man. I mean I could get up at four in the morning. The bus my house or you know what I mean Kevin. Durant still my brother. I get some shots. Early not really want to drive this Ebola. The burn outs through the Miami. I'm really now. I'm just picturing like yoke as like a bigger even fatter brother. We'd all now about needs comes over. Starts giving work? I think he's got to. He's like he's like the small one. He's like the the baby boy because their boat like his biggest Yoka gears he doesn't look like Like issue. Pm Murder His brothers. They got that look. 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Also shutout million dollars where the game somehow procuring Track for Koby before anyone else. Okay those Wassall. It was out. I didn't I haven't heard it and I didn't know who procured but yes. Yeah I don't know how you talk about scoop city. Ns got posted like real late. Saturday night maybe Friday night and it was just like all those things like I I saw. What do you mean? What does this series of words even mean just goes roads? Like that's how I got the scoop. Here's the lyrics may have all the times. I scratched out a Gillian wrote shack into making. Just the I recognize all of these words and some of them even together By themselves but I am this complete order Say a shoutout them. Helluva SCOOP GREAT. Kids will call on the bees caucus reflected lower Please also thank you No picks up until the Games are back. Which should make sense to people might not will say I still a couple of laws of games being played trae. Young's warming up. He hits over three. That's plus two fifty. But but John Collins grabs three of these rebounds qazis lights that Dave and I liked it sometimes these games. He's I tyler you know what I wanted to make fun of it. But I'm going to take it next day yells at me. I hope to excite never comes back. He just yells at me for share forgets. That's a show not doubt my mind. What do you mean we used to do every day? That doesn't sound right. I'm so busy. Championship Lebron seem on Koa got finals. Mvp Zion Snub. I it feels like the rookie sophomore game. And maybe we do another thirty minutes here. Who knows the rookie? Sophomore game deserves better than Friday that might should just be the dump contest and three point intro like if you do all those one night. I know they'd never give up a third night but academia to feel like boy we just have to the people want to. It's like Oh yeah. I won't miss this Saturday Sunday. Or Why is it? Just put it on right before the All Star game even on Sunday the rising stars. Yeah. I'm fine with it so rare that you make any first year in the play a ewbal play nine games and was also trained. Don-shik who both barely platen in the all-star game but it's like that happened so rarely as it is. Someone's in both so yeah. I don't I don't know I think it's it's interesting. I just think it. It's too much talent in that game for just be like Friday night. People aren't even really paying attention yet. And the celebrity games right before it or after it one of the maybe after it. Good bye it deserves better than paired with that like USA versus world like keep training talent. So I agree. It should like you'd have to add something to it more None of you need to be your Friday to put the same day as Lib. That's disrespectful right. We'll see you guys Thursday.

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 294: Best All-Star Game Ever?

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 294: Best All-Star Game Ever?

"Get your ears wrapped around the golden state media concepts basketball podcast. All the scoop need to know from college basketball to the NBA and even March madness. Zoos of your rising stars topics on and off the hard work. This is the golden state media concepts basketball. Podcast you're welcome into the GMC basketball. Podcast I am your host bright's Lewis. You're listening here on the podcast network and you know this past weekend. We really didn't have the legitimate basketball. We had all star with one of the most fun times a year for any basketball. Obviously ballgames rising stars and celebrity all that good stuff so obviously this show will be pretty much dedicated to all the things that happened there in the all star break plus some news notes around the League and obviously you know I talk about college basketball too. So we're going to get right into the action right here and we're going to talk about the contest. That was and I will say for the second time in his career in the last time he's career because after the game he said he would not compete another dunk contest. Aaron Gordon was screwed out of the contest championship. I mean I feel like when he if you want to dog contest him and Jerry Jones in your had excellent. Don't contest final. It was one of the best in years. The best since air is clean. So if you notice every time Aaron Gordon something magic happens but basically he lost because the last dunk he jumped over seventy five and I want to alliterate seven five Taco falls and a forty seven endured Jones. Junior got a forty eight. When his don't last dunk of of the dunk contest? And everybody said okay. He's going to get Max or fifty he. I've always have it. And then you see the three we gave nine. You're just like rigged. That's what people said rigged because you're just like how. How does he get rigged? How does he not? There's a lot of people. Aaron Gordon won the first contest. So it's one of those things where you just kinda like. Wow obviously a lot of people think that the way might originate because since he was from a Miami Guy and he gave it a nine which will listen if one of them hanging ten. It would've been fine but they didn't so now everybody's looking for why who didn't give him the benefit the Dow who who caused him to lose etc etc right now. One thing that I want to point out I wanNA alliterate Terry Body. Is that common? Who was one of the judges after the game kept up with Shell Shell row burn of the Espn great basketball reporter. Basically basically if he she said that comment was like well we actually thought it was a forty gate but for some reason somebody who did. They didn't do their part and gave it a forty seven. So that's why everybody's rigged clearly you know how it goes I. It's just interesting how that happens but you know it was a great. It was a great contest competition. We saw a lot of great dunks. Did why our had a very underrated. Don't get I. He had like a stretching stretching stretching kind of don't under I think it was really good dunk but I think it's just you know I think we will always want fireworks off the gate milk. Simplicity but it actually was very cool. So you know it's Kinda it's Gonna. It's kind of one of those types of things but you know we'll have to see Paddington had a good performance. I think he had that dunk where he hit the backboard. After jumped he jumped over. Someone hit the backboard then hit. That was a pretty good dunk Everywhere it was the only went up to the last. Don't Tell Ya fifties in every single. Don't so obviously you know. He was showing out from the get-go Jerry Jones. Junior had a great showing Dunkin over chance know conover both people doing three sixties and everything like that was really great. It was a great It was it was a great contest. It really was I. I'm very pleased. The don't contest really. I want to say the reason why they don't contest is is not looked at as the most exciting events. Sometimes even though has the most potential to be is because I always like to say that if you if you think about it if if you really think about it you have to look at the fact of this. That a lot of these people miss dunks in my previous years. So what happens is when the dunk is actually accomplished? It's not that it's not that great and then in the hype behind it is gone but also because eventually zero some guys I can't hit the dunk and then they just say okay I'm GonNa do basic dunk and so the excitement just really isn't there and obviously that's something you don't want you don't WanNa limits excitement. You don't WanNa change excitement. You don't want to take away the excitement in the game and so obviously that's something that's the reason why a lot of people sometimes a very critical of the dunk contest. Contests could always be better. The dunk contest should be better. And don't understand why he's not better so you know that's that's Kinda how the thing is You know for me I think the dunk contest has has a lot potential. The dunk contest always has the most. I guess anticipation in terms of the potential to be the most exciting event. And I think you know if you think about you need to come into it and just saw come out there and perform your best player in the competition. There's a lot of guys that we wished would have been the competition. Remember the Broncos the long thereby one Lebron there and they're a bribe just kept saying. Nah Nah. Nah So. It's just kind of one of those things Obviously John Moran could've been this competition. Eternity down It's it's something that you really just got to really have a passionate WANNA do take time out to do. Really if you do dunk contest. It's something you really got to actually want to do. And you know like I said this is the Donkin Test. We had years. Since does act the Aaron Gordon Dunk contest. Remember how that class that was actually better than this one but it was still a great one on this all star weekend really overall was a good all star week. Like I'm GonNa talk about three point competition. That obviously had an exciting into it. Skills Competition we had a surprise. They're all star game especially in the last quarter excellent. I mean this was one of the probably one of the better all star weekends they really put out for Chicago. Chicago really put out. It really was everything that you would want in. Imagine he really. Is You know I hope out here? Living Atlanta that maybe all star game comes to Atlanta one day. I think it'd be great to have it out here in Atlanta because I feel like you know we have a lot of different basketball fans out here and I think that'd be great but back to the dunk contest. I just think really. You're over list What I've seen what I what I've noticed is that there's a lot of potential with a lot of situations. There's a lot of players in this league who you know you get considered this competition because people see your explosiveness. They see that. Maybe you do creative. Or explosive dunks during the regular season. And they're just Kinda like will I? I want that. I want someone in here to do this. Exact same thing and they in anything that you could probably put on a great contest just like everybody else. And it's just one of those types of things really It's a very exciting time. Like I said for a lot of people to watch because everybody knows how impressive it really is to show off that type of talent and to do it at the highest level as the players. Do it in my personal opinion. So you know graduates Jerry Jones. The even though a lot of people angry with screwed but I mean listen I. I'm sure he's going to raise questions about Osha. We changed. Don't contest should we? Should we change? How We von Junkie you know was the judges panel this year. You know it's just it's one of those things you really just have to kind of sit there and you just have to. We're going to look for excuses everytime we feel like something bad or wrong happens. We always look for that. That thing to say all this change in this win happened. Just it's just natural human element to always want to change something after something happens that we typically mainly agree with as a general population that pays attention to that particular thing so you know but I mean it sucks that air gourds not going to be in the way we're done contest. He actually said in his press conference. He's GonNa Focus on three point competition. I was like wait three point. Wh when did you become a three point shooter? On is easy just sent his mind shooting threes and then he goes on a shooting threes on say. Put me in the three point. Put me in the three point. I'm just like me. I mean you can't get scrutiny. Three point competition usually the most threes. I mean I mean that's that's that's purely on you. Obviously one of the Best I've ever seen was also Derrick Derrick Blair going to the three sixty off the back after after side on that was that was great. That was that was great man Listen I think everybody in the nickname mom noted Aaron. Gordon should have one. That's all the players. When they saw score was shocked because they were just like forty seven forty seven it just. It was shocking to see that he did not get the number that people thought he was going to get. And it's just one of those things that's just a part of a part of it is a part of it so you know what we're doing here. That was great. It was a great event. And we're we're we're GONNA talk other vets who are also great so next thing we're going to talk about but he he'll wanting the three point competition great fashioned also. Bam winnings the skills challenge. Should they add something to the skills challenges should they may be at another event to the? 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We'll have to. We'll have to see what happens but so basically also skill in NBA. We have other events on the I want to talk about. Is the three point. Competition obviously do competitions a lot. People were very couple years or for a few years was actually saying that they felt as if that should be the last event in all star because that became kind of the most exciting event because of how many great shooters in the League now so the quality of three point contest is going up. So I think that's why you know what I'm saying. All people were saying that and this viewpoint contests did not disappoint this three point contest still was one of the best in the game. It was one of the best in in. In my opinion it was still one of the best might be and I think that would viewpoint competition. Obviously Buddy. He'll wanted. He went on the game. Walk off three. Basically if we're going to skip past the first round Was this boy. Trae young got fifteen. But it's all good happens but we're going to talk about the last. The last the last round with the two Devon Booker who was a member. He was nine. It's supposed to be in a former CY. I think as former three point champion this event. He's always been great in he. Devon Booker is one of the best shooters and underrated shooters in my opinion the Lee. He is up there to me with Steph curry in them. A lot of people don't think about it because he's on the science and he doesn't get the recognition credit. But how do you think you're ever just twenty six a game getting into the paint? No he shoots a lot of threes us. Alive Jumpers in general. He's one of the best pure stroke shots in in the League. So that's why he's always able to come out on top and play at a high level off from a shooting perspective game in and game out but in the contest him in Buddy Hill you know. Obviously you have at last round. Everybody's going. Obviously Devon Booker went second after Robinson. I think from the Miami Heat went and had a good show and he had twenty two. I it Kinda shows you. This is like twenty two twenty three year liaison safe. Maybe back in the day you get twenty two twenty three. You were pretty solid. This not really but You know he had that. And then Devon Booker came into had twenty five so twenty five pretty good score score that that in most parts should be able to win you a three point competition. Maybe about a negative like twenty five. You probably had it in the bag. You know unless somebody got ultra high. You probably had it in the bag but so the thing about it is in the situation. You know if if you think about it from the three point Buddy hill came out there. And he lit up buddy healed. Remember coming out of college buddy. Who came a long way coming out of college buddy? Healed was not known to be a three point. He was not a good point he actually was actually very very low. Averaging three point shooting his question coming out of college was shooting and now he shoots literally almost forty percent from three in in in the last two years. That's a big deal yet. He's still shooting great from three now. And you know if you think about that. And they're shooting from three new and all that a lot of people to look at Buddy Hill and look at him as one of the best shooters in the game. Buddy healed is one of the best shooters that we have in basketball. We just again that stereotype. We have coming out and just never watching the Sacramento Kings. We never knew. How good of a shooter Buddy Hill really was and then with this competition? You're seeing this man can can can light it up with some of the best that we have in this game and it's very impressive. 'cause you know for me. I just feel like it's very very incredible. That buddy healed and so It just buddy is just one of the best players I think in the game that we don't talk about in the contract he got was well deserved. Hey I'm Sacramento. Does not get their act together. One of your best of somebody make your best player. Might WANNA walk out of there. You don't want that Sacramento already. Being known as a dysfunctional organization anyway. That's not going to really help you. Obviously my last show. I detailed the drama going on in the Kings Organization. And Buddy. He'll may WANNA get out of that. So but he he but he was able to come up with three point shot. I really do like the inclusion of the moneyball but not the money bobble like the mountain. Dew is like the mountain new-ball whatever we're basically now players from half court regular games. They actually been a half court shot in three point nine petition. Where accounts for three points? And I like it really gives you that chance. Let's say you had a matt. Let's say you got to the first one the three on the second one. You got five so you you could have had a total of potentially a total of. I believe you can get a total of six on each on each rack. So that's a total twelve over two racks. Let's say you got the five and then you got three. That's eight so really you could've sat on a regular. It is basically got almost two in the morning mall to in the money ball. And that's eight so you would have missed four going into that but I think it adds that you know element of man that could actually help player who maybe doesn't do good on the bracket they get that shot to really come out and do well. I think you'll see people with money. Balls being corners because of that shot. 'cause you know. I think it'd be better to just not ending it knowing. Oh let's say and within like eighteen. Let's say I'm within four points. Well I have five money balls I got used to it and I'm tied three to take the lead and etc so I mean you know. It's one of those ideas. I think with a three point competition that was smart and I like also had the risings heels chandler the skills challenge Bamut a bio one He'd be a lot of people's favorite Patrick Beverley he he. He ended up being the best one. It was down to him as a bonus from the Pacers and he was able to come out on top. It was interesting because obviously Bam is known as a three point shooter and obviously in the skills challenge you gotta make a three point shot and he was really good on the three ball. Kind of makes you sit here. Maybe wonder like. Hey maybe may maybe he can shoot threes or better threes? What we think he again. It's one of those things where it's just it's very. You know the Skills Shalgi always say it's just such a great warm up to. The event is a great way to get crowd going a little bit but also to overly emotional where wore out like maybe I don't contests could do to you so I think it's just one of the things I think you know makes you know the all star weekend so greg. It's an underrated event which you should get the cease showcase of skills especially since they started adding big men because obviously big men now in today's league or so much more skill than they used to be. So now you're able to get away with things like this in have big men who will go against guards you think this course was met for and then they're beating them by far and showing that they're actually just the skilled as the guards are it's just such a great dynamic in my opinion it really is. It's it's an absolutely great dynamic and I I love it I love. The three events will not day was pretty pretty solid. I think the All star second day was a pretty solid day. Also celebrity game was good Twenty Senior Stephen. Elma sideline to get by that game. You know he was these interesting coach. He was definitely being Stephen. A Smith kind of guy and any displays even as a walking means so is pretty exciting. Pretty exciting stuff. And obviously the rising stars Obviously is always a great game see rising stars flay seen all the young talent obviously miles bridges from the. Us team wine. He had a big game. Shell has three rising stars. I should tell you that he thought about Jordan but at least three guys who are very very good young players. I'm not saying championship but very very good young player. So you know I. I'm glad I would happen there and laugh to see what happens going into the future my opinion and so on and so forth. But you know we'll see but coming up next. Was this the Best all-star game ever some people are saying that after that great for what always on the All Star game and in in the in the new format they executed in. This game worked. Mba did it right and it worked. And I think he'll be here for years to come for all for that more here on the podcast. Check out the show that's built on the MMA from UFC. Two extreme cage. Fighting they got the fights covered. Check out the GMC M A PODCAST. Get the latest news on past or upcoming fights. Join us as we talked to in about some of the biggest names in MMA past present future when it's the fight game there's just one showed a checkout GSM. See PODCAST COM backslash. Mame Dash podcast. Don't forget to let them on facebook and follow them on twitter visit. Gs MC PODCAST DOT COM for more INFO. Welcome back to the GMC basketball podcast. Last time we talked about the winners of the skills challenge we also talked about the winners of the three point. Contests obviously shows challenge when he was game at a bar from the Miami Heat and three point contest. Winner was five hundred. You bought Windows Buddy. Help my bag kind of just like my head. Yeah it was a him from the from from the Sacramento Kings So those were your contest winners. And now we're GONNA get into the new the new Off Star game that was played and a lot of people like this was probably one of the best. All Star Games has been played in such a long time because in most of these leagues just not in basketball in general just like an leagues. Usually the All Star game is is is supposed to be the fun game where all the best talent shows out. So it's not really a game that is taken seriously players. Don't take it seriously. Obviously the the one side of the ball that takes up most of your energies defense. That's why nobody plays in these games. Because and a lot of energy and everything to play defense offensively is kind of a flow. Like I can just get off flow and be fine. I can dribble drew womb. Cross you up and shoot. Three's all day but keep playing a Guy. Every time he comes on the court on top of my game that's exhausting and just strenuous on the body. So that's why a lot of players also don't really do it plus obviously you don't want to hurt in these games so obviously you don't WanNa play hard and get hurt so for the for the most part you know. I think it's important that Is One of those things that like. You look at it and you think oh it's really cool. It's really impressive. Is really is really fantastic. If that makes sense to you and this star game obviously they did it. Where every quarter? Whoever won the quarter one hundred thousand dollars towards their charity of their choice for whatever team team the broncos honest and then the last quarter was going to be the Kobe quarter. Almo I call it. Kobe quarter where depending on. Whoever has the most points after the lead? There's going to be a target score where they're just at twenty four points to the person who has the artist score and in both teams have to hit that target to win the actual all star game and obviously for the first three quarters of this team the BR on the first quarter team you honest when the second and it was tied in the third so obviously everybody for the first few quarters. We're getting around the same amount of money for the charities so obviously you get three hundred dollars in the last one in the Kobe quarter and that's when the game really picked up. That's when the game really became exciting because it basically became struggle. 'cause there's no time it's not like it was ten minutes in the game's over. It will go as long until someone wins and and it was basically a boy and then also. This is All Star game referees or swallowing the whistle like this brought. Probably some people back to ninety basketball. I mean I saw players getting bumped like people were all point each other fouling and nothing. Just nothing it was it was it was very cool to see you saw the best players in the NBA. Play hard against each other for charity in it was it was just a great site because think about in the previous all star format. There really was nothing in any quarter to compete. More literally would be like if we're close in the four four with two minutes left okay. We'll start to play hard because like oh the day we want to win the game but here they were playing hard from the get. Go from the start of that. Kobe quarter they were playing hard. They were playing fast. I saw James Harden playing defense. James Hartland your body folk. I was like Oh okay like we'll play defense debt because they were just nearby body and obviously team have the advantage because they were the bigger team also skill team now. Obviously there was some controversy. A lot of people felt nick nurse was playing favorites. The hat collar Irene. A Philip Kalari shouldn't have been in because lowery isn't in terms of the players that were out there on the floor. He is not in their in their life. People's thoughts not in their league good player. He's an all star but he's not in that leap like literally team. The bron- basically had all superstars Tim Janas they're superstars moves was embiid and Yon is and then obviously. Kimba Walker is a I. Would I mean obviously Kim Walker? How Cheeses Score? So that's the reason why you have him on the floor and Paso Siaka meaning Yoshiaki. He's he's a great player too but people really thought trae young should have been out there because trade young gave them a better offensive matchup. 'cause trae young can stretch. The floor may be more creative in also set up other teammates better than Kyle. Lowry can and so people thought that would have been better but obviously the Dallas I with him especially with the with the way. They're playing it. People thought he would be alive defensively and they'd always switch on the trae young because he can't guard any of those players that were out there one on one so it's kind of one of those things but honestly the game quality went up when that quarter hit and it was just a great game it was it was a great game and I loved it and I think a lot of people loved it. You could see the charities. They were excited they were they were team on t shirts and team. Ya Team. The Brown shirts in those guys were fighting to to win and obviously team. The brunt ended up winning with Anthony Davis hitting a free throw to seal the deal. And I guess in this situation you have to give the NBA credit. This format worked. Initially when it came out a lot of people were kind of like very skeptical. They kinda fillet and they will again. Was it really necessary etcetera etcetera but if this is where we're going to get every year then. I'm sure now they're like whoa. We can keep it keep it 'cause it's like yeah. I E quarter is gonNA play around but when that phone call the Kobe Quarter. No time limit you got hit twenty four hit the hit. The hit the target score. A you know you're going to get some of the best players playing some of their best basketball so you know with that being said you know. It's obviously a great. A great game and is used was great. Seeing the best players. Play hard against each other. I I made a tweet during the game saying I said the TRAE young says also. This is how it feels to play with talent. Kind of funny but Devon Booker to you. Know he's been there he's like they're looking for all star games like this is what it feels like to play with the some tally pretty nice but yeah so like this is the NBA was able to do with me. It was easy to get away for me to be successful and you know. I think it's one of those things you know. It's one of those things that it just makes it really really cool to me. I definitely hope this stays and I think if now the only downside did she will be concerned with okay. They're playing very hard. So you saw people hitting the floor flips and stuff foul and Kinda hard. Sometimes obviously that is a little scary for teams because if your best player who you're paying forty million dollars hurt in an all star game. I are going to be furious second year. Why are we playing so heart? Third now every star player who Dang he got hurt. I could get hurt. You know what we're going to start at just not giving occurred in the fourth quarter again because we can't afford to get hurt. That's always the thing about these extra additional guess. Why even during the Olympics in in? Feta you know if you get hurt. It's like now the top players in the game. Don't WanNa play because it's just like I don't be hurt I want. It's almost like an away. As if you're a franchise you want your best players playing because if you give a series injury that's GonNa mess us up for the season and we have goals we we don't we don't want to get off season messed up because you wanted to go play for the for the. Us team you play for us you play for the NBA. You play to play in this league play. Nba Finals Championship. You don't play to win the Olympics. It's just an extra perk of playing an MBA. Because you can't play for the Olympics and you can get those extra accolades. It's a great accomplishment. It's a cool accomplishment of you can do it but it's not something that just looks like. Oh Man I really gotTa Abbey So. I think it's just one of those things I think is extremely cool. It's extremely exciting. And you know I just think it's just a cool cool opportunity. Great All star Game Great. All Star weekend like I've said multiple times and this is always going to be in the actual all star game for the next years to come. I am on board non live. Let's keep doing it. Let's go let's let's keep doing it man because that's what we WANNA see. That's what we want to see as a basketball fan but coming up next. We're GONNA do some news and notes around the Lee. We're talking about boogie cousins frank. Vogel said he's on track to make it to the playoffs. What does that mean that? Put the Lakers. Over the clippers. The Bulls are also looking for a new GM and the cavs head coach. Mike step down all that and more right here in the podcast this show built around the women of MMA from the UFC. To the extreme case. Fighting we got the fights. Cover the Golden State media concept's women's MMA podcast. The latest news of upcoming discussions of previous matches join us as we talked to in about the biggest names in women's mixed martial arts past present and future when it's the women's game you know where to listen to the golden state media concepts women's MMA podcast back to GMC basketball podcast. We talked about that fantastic game. That was the All Star game how the players play hard in the last quarter. How exciting to watch a just a great time all around very exciting time. Wherever for a for a lot of people I I would say so myself To Watch a game like the avs. We don't usually have star games like that because players playing their best. But you know we love it. We still love our players. We love what they do for us on a day to day basis. So you know just great to see that performance to see what happens so but we're gonNA get some news and notes around the League. Obviously I gotTa tell you. What's going on some storylines? Obviously interviews press conferences happened. Media happened questions were asked. So we're GONNA talk about some of that here and so I will talk about Frank Vogel. Head coach of Los Angeles Lakers was asked is boogie cousins. What what is his recovery. What is up there his timeline and basically you know basically. He said he's in line to return the playoffs. And I think that's what made it so interesting because in bookie basically cousins on track to make it back to the playoffs with his recovery. Now we don't want a win win a first round second round third round final. But he's on track. This is kind of what happened. Last Golden State. Obviously where he got injured early in the playoffs came back for the finals. Boogie cousins is going to bring a dynamic to the team that they it's Weird. 'cause they're already have a lot of good big main but in terms of Anthony Davis everyday the only pure scoring big men. They have boogie cousins with bring a pierce going big man that they haven't had in could be one of the overwhelming keys. Potentially to them being successful they could. They could go with a lineup blade. Lebron Ad Boogie Then maybe You could go with maybe coups mma very big lineup and then maybe a obviously the bronze plan your point and then our no got coups out there If he wanted to go casing Pe- IF YOU WANNA go every Bradley League I mean. He's a big defensive lineup and in strength of the Lakers is their height is that they're they're tolerant a lot of teams and they can put out more taller lineups but still have just as much skin lettuces them. So it's it's one of those things where I think you know if he's able to make it back. I think is going to be a big boost to Lakers. Because they know they're going to need a guy like Boogie so you know how in in in in the playoffs and help out when it comes to the future of what's going on. I'll put their French with with the Lakers. Right now trying to compete for a championship going forward and obviously this is a good question. It's GonNa be raised by. This is just does this. Those dismissed the Lakers. If you come back over the clippers it's kind of interesting both teams. Kinda goat each other sweetness. Obviously the La La Clippers are not a very big team. They're not a very big team at all. But they're very versatile in their skill the Lakers are very big team. And then you have two of the top best players in the world and Lebron Eighty and then you have some rules some three point shooters to me in. D.c is so they can be a little bit of a weakness from a defensive liability on the permanent so I think both teams are building the rosters to beat each other in a way and I think that's what makes that argument. There boogie brings an element. Where he's another scoring big where they bring out eighty. They can Boogie Boogie. Can Give you twenty Boogie. Can Get boogie can get to eighty percent of what he was when he was like a star Sacramento and he almost averaging twenty five game if he could be eighteen six sixteen to eighteen. That's still good. That's somebody you have to. Garhi can stretch and hit the three. The only thing about Boogie all injuries he has is. He probably doesn't have a lot of lift at this point in his career. So you could outjump him but in terms of other things you probably can still make plays against boogie cousins. So obvious legacy. That's going to obviously be a debate. That will probably continue to be ringing around. A boogie is actually able to actually get back in the playoffs. Able to you know make a impact because obviously you know you gotta ease many games minions getting back in shape. You know. The typical things replace who've been long layoffs with injuries. I is commendable for Boogie that even after all the injuries he still comes back week after week with the intention of playing with the intention of of team his career regardless of the constant injuries that he's had so I think that's what makes the thing a very exciting prospect and a lot of words and I think it just this one thing that I think it really helps with the overall parking situation. But we're GONNA have the super happens if whenever demarcus cousins gets back on. What happens to Lakers team by that time? When he does actually decide to actually get back so you know but in other news the Juggle Booze obviously do not have a gentlemen's right now and they are looking for AGM. They're looking for someone to run their process. Organ or operations from GM executive Perception or perspective by that. And so obviously you know they're going to look for some guys to come out there every day and just basically Find someone who can evaluate talent. Chicago has a lot of young talent but SHOGO has not been able to really move up as much as you think they should. That convene obviously is having one of his best years As a player but just overall they don't they don't how they haven't had the structure to be successful You know I think it's one of those things that I think makes it very interesting. I think the Bulls job will be coveted though. I think many people will look into the GM job and say well. I want to get this guy. I want to go and pick this up and I think he'll be able to bribe for us. What we need to get this team moving in the right direction news organization in the right direction. And you know. Obviously you don't know if that means that made me coach. Co head coach potentially maybe some changes to obviously they're gonNA make seniors the personnel there going if indirection clearly when you're looking for new GM you're looking for a new direction looking for a new status quo Things that so you know. We'll have to see but you know we'll have to see the bulls actually ended finding someone that they feel like is going to give them what they want. I guess these are starting their search early. They can get some evaluation. They can really get a good start in the nail. Have to hire anybody too soon. But I'm sure they'll hire somebody probably by the end of the season or a little bit after the season at the rate that they're going with the time they've done it and lastly Cleveland Cavaliers of talk to their head coach. Jim BOYLAN ABOUT STEPPING DOWN AS CLEVELAND. Head coach it's been absolute disaster in Cleveland. I mean I feel like I almost every player. He does not like these. He's gotten into it with Chris Thompson wanting to fight him. Obviously Kevin Love and get along and a lot of the young players are kind of losing respect for him because of what happened with veteran players and in. I think you know it's one of those things where I think they mighty to cut their losses. Just seems like this was absolutely horrible. Hire everybody question is higher. Because he was like he's coming from College. Nobody even considered him. Mba for some reason they. We have a lot of young players. Let's hire college head coach. And it's just like you have understand something. It's different when you're on. Scholarship barely making in their college dorm and then in the NBA with millions of dollars first class travelling in popularity. You can't treat the players the exact same way and it just it just seems like it feels like a rookie mistake by Dan. Gilbert in Cleveland for making that decision they have to do. They have to do better. Cleveland is not deserve this type of horrible management. That they've been getting from this. That how you hire a guy like this and I are going to ask him half into his season to step down. We don't know if he's actually going to do it but if he does. It's just like we're just feels like what would you put yourself back out there and I'm just like okay if you want to do that to yourself. That's all you put your franchise back and sending them back more directions ass on so Cleveland but coming up next switch over. The college spoke about the scores and results from this past week. And we're also may be coming up right here on the podcast. Tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Now listen close and here this out. There's a podcast network that covers just about everything that you've been searched. The golden state media concepts podcast network is here nothing less than our podcast bliss with endless hours of podcast covered from news sports music fashion entertainment fantasy football and so much more so stop lurking around and go straight out to the golden state media concepts podcast network guaranteed to build that podcast is whatever it may be visit us at. Www DOT GS MC podcast dot com. Follow us on facebook and twitter and download on itunes soundcloud and Google play. Welcome back to the DNC gas ballpark. Sydney talked all the notes around the cousins essentially being one tracks. Make it back to the playoffs. They're gonNA make potentially help them out in the play running winning championships. You also talked about Chicago Bulls for general manager honestly trying to find a new direction for the team to get this team going into the right direction on into the future. So they can win championships. Nba Very competitive team and bring the prominence of basketball back to Chicago especially after having such a all star in Chicago. They know the city is dying for Kern craving a good basketball team that compete and they have the fan base in the tradition to show it. Also we talked about GM The head coach of the Cleveland has been asked to step down or they've discuss the possibility of him stepping down. I kind of went on to win in on it. A little bit last segment saying just basically you made the wrong decision because you're the mindset behind decision was just completely an amateur move. It really showed the incompetency of the banishment of Cleveland. That's why after the Braun. They've never been relevant because they have. They've always had very Mediocre Management and. This is just another example right here so they WANNA do better and they want to actually compete. They got to change how they do things but now we get some College Basketball Boston. News notes upsets big games. The past week scores were happy and all that stuff so with Chicago and organ. Not Chicago organ. Why did you say Chicago? Which we'll talk about the star game. I Bet Colorado and Oregon Oregon Winston Game Su State Sixty You know I mean. This was the beginning for organ. Lost a couple of games going into this game lost a couple of games they need this game. Colorado to really get back on track to bounce back into religious. Get their confidence back. I think you get these little stretches you know during the season where you lose games and and it it and it's just like okay We win this game. We can really get our momentum back and really play to level that we think we can play. I think also this can kind of solidify organiser team. That's good but maybe is it. Would you consider a strong case for the Ncw CHAMPIONSHIP. But maybe they can make an eight run. Potentially if they get a couple of things that go their way but you know There was also an upset Indiana upset number. Twenty One Iowa. Eighty nine seventy seven. Obviously this is a big win for Indiana Indiana. Getting this wins going to help them. And yet it hasn't had a bad year. It's just they. They have lost a lot of the top tens in their division in their conference. And this was a win. They needed even though it's not a top top. It's still ranked opponent still a good resume win and it could really help them if they're if they happen to be on the bubble when it comes around You know so. We'll have his Abbas their Seton Hall number Tennessee and was upset by Providence. Seventy four to seventy one. This isn't the first time. Providence is upset at someone. Providence from record perspective probably won't make the tournament but they do get these crew key crucial wings. It makes you kinda wonder when he gets to the Big East tournament you know. Could they potentially make wrong? Because they've shown they can be some of the top teams in the Big East and so these teams that you kind of wonder if they get a favorable bracket and everything they might be able to pull off maybe an NCAA tournament lead by winning the tournament. Because they're able to show competing at a high level against these seems Missouri. Upset the Auburn. Tigers eighty-five seventy three Misery play one of the best games in the first half they they bum rushed Auburn and they just they look back and the odd. Auburn has obviously been the big games. They've played up to their talent. They played up which you SPEC but Auber does play down the teams from times when they were undefeated. They weren't but I feel like they're now they do what they have? Those Games Missouri and Missouri's twelve and thirteen year so obviously this is very unexcusable loss for Auburn. But you know obviously this is. This is a big. This is big lost more for Auburn than really from Missouri. Unless they can they win the tournament. They're probably not going to get into the SEC intimately tournament so this isn't going to necessarily help them in that regard but it hurts Auburn and losing a game like this smu upset Houston seventy three. To seventy two in overtime the mustangs are eight. Hundred Sixty six win. The game sense could be an upset because the mess things are very good basketball team. They're just now ranked obviously winning. This game helps them. They hit a three pointer with thirty one seconds left in overtime to win the game and hell inhaled on so obviously this is going to help I think. Smu will definitely have not getting in from winning the tournament or they'll probably be at large bid or they'll be. I don't think they'll be on the bubble. I think that we at large bit. I think they've beaten equality opponents and they've had enough record to get that they end up being in the bubble. I expect the deadly get in. I expect them to be there when it's time unless they have a collapsed down the stretch where they lose a multiple tubes of games to top the bottom tier of the Big East which I do not expect actually are the American conference which I do not expect to happen. So you know. Maryland beat Michigan State. Michigan state has really fell off Michigan. State now has nine losses a seventeen or sixteen and five and now they're seven now. They are approximately seven and nine. And it's just like they're two and four to five in the last game and it's not looking good right now together. This is why people from Michigan State were were bidding on. Izzo in the team is just how. How do you play the way you play in due to a you do in be better? Why are you on a better product? It's it's something obviously. A lot of boosters are always frustrated by the time he was obviously they're sitting thinking what we're paying and we're going to school and this is what we're producing but you know this is just some of the politics of college. Basketball number. Five Louisville has had a horrible week. They got beaten by Georgia. Tech and UNRANKED Georgia Tech Team. Then come back and get blown out by unranked Clemson team and these are just two crucial losses. I they're not in the top ten of the people this is just this is these are. These are two crucial losses. The liberal just has had stretches where they'll just lose teams to have no business losing to and they'll beat the teams they should be. It's just obviously you know one of the issues. We go all season. Is that our guard play and sometimes it just rears its ugly head in these games. Were their garbage. Us does not play that well and then just leaves them wide open to be beaten by these themes and then most Clemson's upset some people here too but it just it's just it's just a way they got beaten which is a very disappointing way for if you're if you're a Louisville Fan to lose weight. You're probably very very almost disgusted. But you're very just a what is going on here. The way we're inconsistent. We're not going to last that long in the tournament at this rate a sixteenth. Ck coming here and beat. We ended up being a number one which they probably won't be now but they're definitely not liking with their seen rutgers upset at Illinois seventy two to fifty seven the Charlotte the Charlotte. Knights came out near just competed at high level. And you beat them in the second half second half. They really on it You Know Ron Harper Junior Star player came out there and in really play. Well for those guys never too key win. They're still fighting for a potential spot in the NCAA tournament and obviously this was a key win for them to to beat a guy like this. So you know. Obviously you know to see what happens. Moving forward in the match up in a big match up of the day Baylor versus West Virginia Baylor beat West. Virginia's seventy to fifty nine You know just just a great great. You Know Win for Baylor. Baylor has definitely looked like the most dominant team all year long. And they're continuing to show. It gets better competition too and right now they're looking definitively like the number one overall see going into the NCAA tournament next month. Also Alabama upsets lsu. Eighty two You Know Alabama just was able to get a good win. Alabama's team that competing investment the best teams SEC. They just have been able to win a lot of them. And this is when the Games they've won. Lsu is now lost three straight on the road so so far. When they've been on the road they have not been able to win and that's really been affecting them in in in in hurting them in a lot of these games. Georgetown Obsessive Butler seventy three to seventy six Obviously this was a great game. Butler honestly down team. They've lost some games recently. Obviously Georgetown very very slim hopes to make the term but this is definitely a key win for the tournament hopes. We don't know if it's actually going to get them in there but we'll have to see how they finished the rest of the season they finished strong potentially would have not. I just thought it was just a key lost really for Butler. Oklahoma state via text. Tone number twenty four Texas Tech. Seventy three seventy No another of the key crucial win for Oklahoma City now home city Oklahoma state. I'm so I feel like this basketball. Podcast I'm so focused on the NBA. Sometimes man so focused and you know I didn't realize it but you know. Obviously there's a lot of upsets and a lot of big scores in college basketball this weekend so I was able to tell you about the new. Ap poll but don't worry next basketball show. Don't worry I got you I'll do. Apn Name. Rick Nash showed is tune in for that one. But we're going to go ahead and going going to break right now coming up next. We're GONNA talk about my predictions for the second half of the season. Some things that I expect to happen some things that I think could potentially happen and just all my thoughts pains going into the last half of the NBA season coming back this weekend. Are you looking to get your college football next looking to get the latest news on your favorite school of Dame the Diaz Empty College? Football podcast is your ticket to all things college football to us as we talk college football from the National Championship. College rivalries the Ballgame to the HEISMAN TROPHY. So which converts is the best. We've got you covered for the big ten as these the big twelve the PAC twelve. Acc and everything in between download the GMC Colic Football podcast on Itunes stitcher soundcloud. Google play or anywhere you find. Podcasts tied Diaz empty in the search bar. Welcome back to the desktop podcast by segmenting talked about college basketball. I too long. I was going to be all scores and updates around the around the country and tell you. I'll go along with that said Nick Show. I'll year would give her. Yoga is APN net rankings. Plus obviously upcoming Games going into the end of the week. But now we're GONNA get to my second half of the NBA prediction show. I not show segment where I'll tell you some things. I think there are going to happen in the second half of the season. And we'll see. I guess if you WANNA call predictions you can so my first prediction is that the Cleveland head coach. Jim Boyle step down. I believe there's an I I feel like if you're talking about the all star break. We'll realistic door team isn't going to get better where it's like. Wow they're playing so much better. We need to reconsider. I mean they could but the way this team is looked. I don't think it's going to happen. I think they came up the break and lost ten straight. This man's going to step down of anymore spats or anything happened on the sidelines. It's over if he can make honestly the big question with me with him as candy make the can't he make it to the last eighty second game that Cleveland plays? Can He make it to that game? If he can't make it to that game then you dishes it's just the fact that you're already all star break and you're talking to him saying hey we might think is in the best interests of this organization and of this team for you to step down. That's a big deal. That's a pretty big. You know a pretty big thing. You know 'cause you're basically telling this man we were you're basically telling him you're going to get fired without saying we're just giving you the option to step down instead of actually having to fire you so. I think that's my first. Prediction is that he's not. He's not GonNa make the season he's not gonNa make it in the end if he can all. Kudos to him. But then you're also that quest you ask yourself as a coach in this situation the writings on the wall. You know you're about to dip. Is it worth? Is it worth continuing to coach and putting coach of this team or just go ahead take the rest of your check? Take whatever it is. Go on with your life. That's kind of the question. You have to ask yourself so. It's just one of those things in Miami Beach. Nothing's going to happen is in the western conference. I think that a lot of people were saying that they think the Pelicans and the blazers are GonNa get spot one of my prediction is. I think that the Memphis will hold on. I think they're going to hold on and keep being and make it to the playoffs. I think especially now remember. They started the season pretty bad. And now the two games over five hundred. They have made strides from the beginning of season to where they are. Now they're only getting better. It's kind of weird to tell me. Oh as a team. That's getting better. They're not gonNA make now. I understand why you would think the Memphis Grizzlies won't vote on. They have the hardest scheduled to end the year. They're playing gizmos quality opponents. Here's the thing about the PELICANS. You don't know how they're going to come out and play every night you don't know how. Portland's will come out and play every their injuries. Obviously it's a very good possibility that they could catch them. I'm not making. It seem like it's literally impossible but I feel like Memphis. All they have to do with enough games down the stretch where she's going to be too much of an instrumental cool Outcome where they they'll lose memphis has be able to stay in in the fight and just keep doing their thing. John Moran I think knows if he solidifies his playoff spot rookie of the year. Here's Fisher that's why some people think of the PELICANS raped gain over the Memphis Grizzlies. That is island will get it just because he was able to come back with one half of season or out quarter thought two quarters of the season left and basically this team to the playoffs over a guy who's played the whole year and I just think that those things are potentially in in the cars during the books so you know I think is going to be very interesting to see what happens in regards to what happens into the future I just think it's very interesting to me. Seeing you know these things seeing what happens I wish Boven the best obviously You know but we'll I think Memphis is going to be able to actually hang on and keep it in and be able to make the playoffs game this the spot and they might just. What by the Lakers? But I think John Brennan definitely going to be exciting players. Watch I know like I said before I know people wanna see Ziad versus Lebron matchup so obviously from a ratings perspective from viewers perspective. You'RE GONNA WANNA watch the PELICANS versus the Lakers. Because you're GONNA WANNA see Simon Williamson a mayor who they think could be the next phase of the against the old phase in the face of the League. Maybe even to this day cab document rain what would am. I. What am I saying? Somebody slapped me. Lebron James Man but yeah so now. Those are also one of my predictions. I also predict that. I think I think buddy healed will request trade after the season is over. I think he's in a situation. Where the good. Keita's situation is going to be really what they do of. Luke Walton. If you don't fire him I think what healed out of there. I honestly think it's one of those things. I think. I think buddy healed is Sacramento's Lonzo ball from. When he was with the Lakers were they just didn't get along playing top playtime. Just rub them the wrong way. I think that's kind of what's happening right here with with buddy healed and Luan just rub him the wrong way benching him. Just it's just not. It's not helping. It is not helping and I think that it's something that I think just creates such an interesting dynamic in my opinion is just such an interesting thing in my opinion to see what I've seen in in the see the way I've seen it you know in as why. Luke Walton really. Isn't that good? Might be as a head coach. Because he's shown in two situations it's it's not working. It's just not working. Even when the Broncos there they were bronze you can't really don't want to. Hey coach. He's just the one just doesn't have something that would make him a wanted head coach. I think that's kind of the problem next prediction that I have on the season. I think that the clippers will defeat the Lakers in the western conference finals. I think that they're going to be the better L. A. team this year. I think they're going to overcome ause. I think is going to go seven games. I think it's going to be a seven game series six. I think it'd be a seven even though preferably if the clippers in terms of credibility you WanNa take the Lakers five games to show dominance. But I think it'll be a seven game series close competitive series wanted better streets. We've seen in a while. I expect it to be absolutely fantastic in my personal wien. So you know I think of the clippers come out there and just keep say if they stay healthy. The chemistry right and everything goes well. They have all the potential in the world. And it'd be the razor wire by favors them to win the actual championship. That a lot of people actually thinks is going to win so and and that's all I have in terms of secondhand predictions. I just want also say that like I said one more time the All Star Game. This past weekend was absolutely fantastic. All Star weekend was fantastic. I really enjoyed watching all of it. I wish I could go to an all-star event as why bring into Atlanta I'm definitely GonNa Win. It's a great experience You know everybody played well put their best foot out. Put their best experiences out there and IT WOULD. They had to do so. You can't really do the city and it's just fantastic. You know about what happened this past weekend so all good things come from what we want from the situation so but thank you for listening to the GMC basketball podcast here on the podcast network. We appreciate you taking time out of your daily lives to listen to my podcast. Everybody's podcast on this network anything that interests you. We really appreciate it and we hope that you come back for our next show and continue talk all things basketball right here on the podcast. Don't forget also facebook twitter instagram. Thank you have a good night? Been Listening to the Golden State media concepts of basketball podcast. Part of the Golden state media concepts podcast network. You can find this show and others like Ed. Www DOT JESUS MC podcast dot com download. 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#57: Super Bowl LIV, Kobe Bryant, NBA All-Star Game

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#57: Super Bowl LIV, Kobe Bryant, NBA All-Star Game

"They don't you know they go along and be is trade policy like The Times Robert Covington adult care what you think. The brunch can't Wendy's Christine discount. Hey everybody welcome to this week's episode of you're wrong. And here's why I'm Chris what we're joined by Greg. Crone Gregory. How are you not too bad Chris? Not Too bad weird week but We're almost at the super bowl. Yeah Weird Week indeed we have this is maybe the most jammed packed. Show that we've ever done here on. You're wrong I think it's all all been building up to the fifty seventh episode of the series. We've got the super bowl coming up. We've got Kobe. Bryant's death talk about and the NBA. All Star game both Botha snubs inch weird format changes in relation to the Kobe. Bryant death all of that. We're going to get into this episode. But let's start with the most superstar bowls this Sunday. Three thirty Pacific Time. The San Francisco Forty niners take on the Kansas City chiefs. I feel about it. I continue go back and forth like one day. I'm like the niners just have to win and the next day it's it's read and the chiefs have zero shot at losing this game. This this is what he built this team for. Nobody can stop their offense. It's everyday go back and forth. I I don't know who to side with today. I'm leaning more towards the chiefs. I just. There's something about the game plan. There's something about the way they were able to stop. Derrick Henry I think the chiefs are the team. That's going to do it. Well looking at body sportsbook right now. The chiefs are minus one point. Five points in the game spread has so do you think. Do you think this is a close game. Do you think that Casey wins decently. Where's your head at? I mean honestly I think it's it's a close game I think it's back and forth. I don't think it's a shootout necessarily I. Don't the over number worries me. But I think I think it's one of those things where the ball's GonNa be in Mahomes his hand late and he ended up making enough plays to get over the hump. It's you know it's sort of that storybook. Every book ending that I feel that this season for the chiefs they rightfully deserve the aforementioned over that you mentioned is currently fifty four and a half of how do you think it's GonNa probably fall under that. I'm gathering yeah I think I think it might It's it I think it opened up around like fifty two two two and a half for the most part but I have a feeling that this this is one of those games where everybody's expecting the over the hit and it's just sadly not going to. I I disagree with you in that. I don't think it's going to be a close game. And maybe this really AH hearkens into my lack of belief in the forty niners. Which for whatever reason just is never galvanized in my mind I have never? I didn't think this team was very good coming into the season and now sitting there at thirteen three about to take on the Kansas City chiefs in the Super Bowl. I really still don't know that they're that good. I I think this was a weird year on the NFC where there wasn't that dominant team. I think any of the top three teams in the AFC probably win the NFC. This year is is my guess. And I've said a couple of times on different programs that I think in Casey wins by about by at least nine. Yeah I mean I think you're right I think the NFC had a seriously down year and it didn't necessarily you know what I mean. Thirteen and three wasn't exactly thirteen and three channels any sense. No this was like it's that's a good like got ten and six eleven and five team in the AFC. Yeah it's a good football team. I watched them in person. Ruin me spending a lot money to take my significant other to watch her favorite team play in San Francisco. Well over Santa Clara this year and still. I don't know that I I get. That defense is incredible but I think the offense is sort of problematic and it goes counter intuitive to wear. Footballs been going recently. But I think give your Kansas City if you win the toss you take the football because the easiest path to them. Winning this game is getting up ten getting up fourteen points early making San Francisco kind of abandoned the run which they want to lean on and making throw the football. I think that's the easiest way for Kansas City to win. Yeah I agree I yeah I think there's also a little bit of the hips factor with a Ghana Shanahan. Kyle shut me as well Kyle Shanahan. I heard him talking earlier this week about you know how much he's still thinks about that. Patriots Falcons game in the plays that he called and and sort of where it all went wrong for for him and obviously it's not all on him. Part of it is execution on the field. They take a couple bad plays in a row leads the momentum it leads deter you know what I mean walking away from possessions that could have had points and not scoring. So there's definitely some factors but I have this. I have this growing sense that this could be a situation where they do go down early. Say the chiefs do take fourteen lead and he almost stays too long married to the game plan. Like that's certainly something where I could see. That happening. Like he talked about not very talked about changing too quickly quickly or not. You know what I mean in different in the previous super bowl and now we're looking at. Could this be a situation where he ends up. You know sticking to his game plan but the actual game situation isn't going. You know isn't going to allow him to do that or it won't dictate it. And why is we fall into this belief. That this this 49ers rushing game somehow this powerhouse. I don't know that it is. I don't think we're counting on two hundred and twenty yards from Rahim. MOSTER moster again. This week. He had seven hundred seventy nine yards on the season. In fact twenty nine carries last week was ten more than he gotten in any other game. I just I don't buy this offense I really don't I mean yeah I think. The Coleman injury sort of played into how many yards he got. I mean Coleman went out early most are sort of taken over the backup role from Brita. When because of Rita's injury Rita's back but most are rolling? So why not keep going with them so I can see why the carries came but my thing my thing with that is we saw them play a mediocre packers team. And I think that's playing a a big role in people's minds with how dominant they were in that game especially running the ball and I think that's that's sort of playing not a trick but it's playing language people's thoughts on this game. There's no doubt about it so let's talk. Total points scored. We already talked. It looks like you're leaning towards the under on the over. Oh for under fifty four point five at Vita they have total points scored in the game by both teams combined. And I think this is really interesting and kind of going to be a telltale sign of the direction the game goes zero to twenty is plus forty five hundred hundred bucks wins you four. Four thousand five hundred twenty points are scored in this game. Twenty one to thirty plus sixteen hundred still not bad thirty one to forty s plus five seventy five forty one on to Fifty is plus two eighty and fifty one to sixty which I guess the bottom half of that would still technically fit within the under plus two forty forty man that is tough I was thinking as you were listing like the first the first option which is under twenty plus forty five hundred and I was like well I mean last year was under twenty and no it wasn't remember that was ever under twenty right. That's an insane. Bet I while you're selling number. Look that I'd have to say sticking with the theme I think the I think the situation right right under the one that would contain going over right so the the forty to forty nine point range in that area. I think that's where this game lands Gregory. It's like last year Super Bowl. Sixteen total points scored was a twelve to three thirteen to three thirteen to three. So we have to look all the way back to last year for some reason I was thinking it when it was twelve to nine and then I as you said it I was like wait a second. Did the rams really not score any points other than a field goal. That's that's embarrassing I. Oh definitely happy over in that game so not surprising but embarrassing nonetheless. Prior to that boy it seems like that like forty one to fifty fifty range really hits a law. That's kind of where I'm leaning My goodness has we're getting we're getting back back and I'm not seeing anything under twenty we're a balanced to finish twenty two in super bowl nine in one thousand nine hundred seventy five twenty seven in Super Bowl six when Dallas beat Miami. Yeah that was the twenty-three twenty-three in super bowl three when the jets beat the ravens that was the only time in Super Bowl. History Team Failed Score Twenty points. How could we forget that's crazy? That's actually insane. It is and I mean we saw what seventy four scored in memorable super bowl in two thousand eighteen gene. I mean that was. I recently. Went back and watched the like weird highlight that they put out like where they clip the game together. Just play play play. Play play play. There's no in betweens. Nineteen minute video or whatever and you know forget how often they scored came the back and forth like even when even when you thought the Eagles took like a decent lead like I remember watching it live and being ultra nervous pretty much every time the Patriots got the ball and they moved the ball really well against that defense like thank God. We kept scoring because we weren't stopping anyone outside of the one time when it really mattered in the last two minutes of the game. Yeah I'm looking at the props right now and I just I hate so much which is one of the things that bring to my attention here by asking if he'll be shown during the halftime show but how about this one total passing yards for Patrick mahomes over three. Oh five minus one forty-five under three zero five plus one ten Bethesda. I I think you have to go over there. I think that's I think. The the past or the the secondary of the forty niners is their biggest vulnerability already. I mean obviously you have Sherman back there. But if the chiefs can maintain a little bit of the pass rush keep it away. on-off mahomes and allow him to do is thing. There's just so much speed on that offense you could see big chunks getting taken all the time. Bye Bye guys is like tyreek Hill and bacall hardman. I don't I don't see a world. Where the chiefs win that game? That he doesn't throw for over three zero five. This one is interesting to me to not a huge pay Out But just the question enough itself is very interesting in that. Which player will have more receptions during the game? BAVADRA has Travis Kelsey. He might one fifteen George cadle the same modest one fifteen. Where would you put your money? Kelsey Kelsey kindle is so good he is good but but the problem is is the forty niners can get into one of those modes and depending on the type of game. It is if they're just running the ball kills not getting any receptions as good as he is they'll just keep running it keep running keep running it and it'll be super bowl in NFL history. I'm GONNA wager that. It is not the fastest. Ask the Super Bowl in NFL history. 'cause I've hard time believing even with as good as that defense is that they're going to be able to Kansas City off the board and I. I would argue that that that San Francisco's biggest issue can be exploited by Kansas City in that their secondary not particularly fast including Richard Sherman. When you're talking about gods like me call Hardiman and Tyreek Hill on the outside? They're going to be tough match ups for the forty niners. Yeah I mean it's speed kills. Isn't that the saying that's always sort sort of what we hear and the Kansas City chiefs are just the fastest team. I think we've seen in a really long time. Yeah yeah that's what happened with us in in Nelson occular. Yeah just just just don't give shady the ball if you're looking for speed. I can't wait for him to retire. And Eagle that's that's my favorite storyline from Super Bowl Week. You're excited about that. Yeah and then someone made someone had a take. I forget who it was on twitter that nobody in the eagles organization Asian is worn twenty-six. Or whatever was he twenty five. I can't even remember. That's how insignificant it really is. Nobody's ever worn it since then the nobody probably ever will. One of the writers wrote and that sparked an interesting debate of is shady. McCoy retired number guy. No that's it's a big no for me dog. I don't know I don't know how you could think that he would be a retired number guy. I know he broke Wilbert Montgomery's franchise record. I know you know that that he's he had a ton of accomplishments here but one. He wasn't here terribly long. You know what I mean seven years. Yeah that's it's not a retired number situation especially with the few numbers that Egos actually have retired. Weird wanted to do. Yeah couldn't agree with you more. You're talking about look. He had his best season ever in Philadelphia. He had two other outstanding seasons. And and a couple of okay seasons he he goes six thirty seven thousand eighty thirteen nine eight hundred and forty six zero seven where he's unbelievable thirteen nineteen and And then he's the buffalo bill and he's really. He's been buffalo bill almost as long as he's been well I guess that's over so a bill for four years in Eagle for six a chief she for one yeah as six years is not like short of there being some tragedy. That happens while you're playing for the team. Six years it does not get your number retired not even a little bit. But that's not even close menace even realize I mean. I knew that he had played for that you played for Buffalo Pretty Long. I didn't even realize it was almost the exact same number of years that he played for the Eagles. So that's even bigger. That's an even bigger or no was an eagle for six and has almost been not an eagle for the other half of his career. Yeah Get out of here retired Jersey. Is Anyone on this team. Most Fletcher Fletcher of the only guy. You would say his his number gets retired as of right now yeah. I don't think anybody else it's like you could. You could make an argument for Peter's maybe but that's that's tough. I don't think that that's that may be one where you just sit the number down. I'm for a decade and desires. Yeah Zaire Smith of Chris. Why why why do you do this? Why do you bring? Why do you bring up things just to make that inflict pain on Koa Junior? Come on Buddy I WANNA hit. Let's we're we're talk about basketball for basically the rest of the show so let's not get into that right now I want to. I've got a couple more prop bets that I wanna hit you with first touchdown scorer scorer d can you what is your guests for. Who the hop pickers for this? Who the most likely player on vodka to be the top the first touchdown if you don't score is so weirdly I've been all over I touchdown scores a lot this year for a lot of Primetime Games and the pro bowl not to toot my own horn? Stop but you did not Michael Thomas First of all pro bowl minus two and a half. AFC Oh my my kids to bang. Bang and Michael Thomas. The score the first touchdown a gigantic number and it was all from little stupid analysis. Things like two hours before the pro bowl. I was sitting on my couch. And they said they said that. Russell Wilson gave drew brees. The opportunity need to start and gave up a spot and I said to myself you know what if drew brees is starting in the pro bowl. I guarantee there's the retirement rumors. They're gonNA I don't want to get him a touchdown there's really only two guys that are saints on the offense during the pro bowl. Camerin Thomas drop a little little money on each of them. See what happens and that. You're talking about profit. Chris I don't know what to tell you it's just it's just one of those weird lucky dumb things. I found out about data really weird time when you talk about things that occurred on Sunday. I digress when you talk about first touchdown score for this role. My guess is it's going to be one of two people that are the lowest in. It's either going to be my God. I can't believe I can't remember. Kansas City's running back Williams steaming Williams. or IT'S GONNA be a probably to if they have Kevin Kevin Coleman on there. He's probably the second lowest odds that is correct. The running backs are the favorites Williams plus fifty most plus seven fifty. It's just and and I know this is a gambling thing right but most seems like such recency bias for him to be that high up because look again two hundred and twenty four scores and all of that stuff. He only scored eight touchdowns during the season. It's not like this was This was a fourteen eighteen fifteen touchdown guy healy score touchdowns in half the games for I really late. I definitely hear you. It's a tough call to to bet on a guy like most in that situation and the reason the reason is is because he's their backup he's not going to get the ball necessarily in those situations. There was a situation where someone bet on him. To get the first touchdown happen to be the the NFC championship game. When he was plus eight hundred? I think in that area but it was one of those things where you gotta take a chance. And that's what I I touchdown always is. It's like if you look at the receivers for the chiefs. I'm sure there anywhere in the I don't know the exact numbers you can read them off. But they're probably generally very high and even a quarterback like the quarterbacks running the ball or probably also very very yes so tyreek hill is the highest the receivers at plus nine hundred Travis. Kelsey is plus eight fifty Were Sammy Watkins is plus eighteen hundred homes plus two thousand Hardman plus two thousand. There's there's just something about hardman. He's he's a he's a guy that saw action for me on this exact category in the AFC championship camping ship game because of that speed because of their their willingness to go down field. I mean we watched Andy Reid for years right. We watched him his favourite play on first down down to start. A game is play action. Whoever the fastest guy on the field is just run as far as you can Olympic quarterback throw the ball and you run under it That that play could most certainly happened on Sunday at like. I don't know what time kickoff is six o'clock or whatever it was six five on that first drive that I play Beagle Hardman hardman could be dancing in and you could be cashing in plus two thousand. Also it's worth pointing out. If you WANNA YOU WANNA put one hundred bucks down on Damian Williams Moster Kelsey Hill kittle and Samuel and one of them hits you would be guaranteed at least a fifty dollars profit with those hundred bucks on each of those guys. A one hundred dollars is a lot for props but I like that idea now. Then Thousand Dollars Greg. Is that better for you. Mr Mr Rockefeller. A thousand this is not the Dayton flyers. This is not a sure thing I think. You misinterpret my I know what you by the way the the real price here. It is putting putting all the money. I have on Levin to Lolo to be the first touchdown score to score touchdowns and to be the Games. MVP He. That's if that happens. I'm going to be a very rich man. I mean you're talking about mujber rich. Plus ten thousand Levada for too low to be the first touchdown down score. That's I mean Chris. If somebody's going to give you ten thousand to one odds you that's not and that is not what this is but it's not ten thousand into one it's a it's a one hundred one close enough. Nope not even close very different to them. Digits away masked asked never my strong point gotTA gamble a hundred to win ten thousand still a heck of a deal though and that doesn't even factor into the MVP stuff in the two touchdowns touchdown scorer toil another ten grand if he scores two touchdowns with the MVP. Odds are but. I think it's pretty much a lock. Ah Yes he's going to do all that. So put you in a lot of people rich saying put your put whatever you have if you like reverse there's mortgage your home and put all that money down on Levin low at Bethesda to cash in man. Enjoy retirement I I must have spent my water. Because you're so excited about that. Brought that idea. I mean I can't believe we're GONNA be rich Chris. I Rich I I always knew we would be. I just didn't know that would be Levin to Lolo who is going to get us there. It wasn't you were surprised that it was this quick of the process. Able exactly right. Exactly take time. We've just been waiting for him to get to the Super Bowl so that he could make us rich. Yeah exactly so it just wrapping up the segment because definitely went long. And that's something we're familiar with. We we both think probably Kansas City wins and probably somewhere somewhere in like forty in the forty to fifty point range in terms of total offense. I think that's pretty much exactly the way I see the game going well It's weird that we find ourselves just three days away from the Super Bowl and it's not even close close to the biggest news of the week. The biggest news of the week. Obviously what happened this past Sunday. Koby Bryant and eight other people died helicopter accident. I have really. You really conflicted emotions about this. What was your response? Your reaction when you heard What had happened well so I was? I was actually in the midst of a entire family nap which is very rare these days on the couch and I woke up around. Yeah we all woke up around like twenty after three stood up in my living room was kind of walking around took taking us through every single. Yeah Well Look I. Hey I moved my legs my legs the ground. I then put another one foot in front of the other foot walked around the living room which is located adjacent to the dining room. This picture it kind of it kind of plays in so I was filling up a glass of water for me and my wife and I have my phone in my hand and I saw like a twitter update that and I was like no way like you just said like Oh you know. Whoever confirms Kobe? Bryant's dead dead in a helicopter crash and I kind of looked up and I said yeah. Are you seeing this to my wife and she was like. Yeah you said your. Are you seeing this to your your wife. Yeah you start. You said you started sentences yoed your way. Yeah I mean Christopher Very informal people we've been around and each other for a very long time. I don't know what you want from me. Fair enough continual interview so then then I saw then I saw like one hundred forty mistakes messages realize kind of what was going on in my group chat with all my friends and I just kind of stood there here for a few minutes not really sure how to react to it. It's a very weird feeling when something like this happens and I don't know in the age of social media. If an event like this has happened yeah right. Like the star of of Kobe's magnitude agnew tude randomly being ripped out of the world in at out of the blue a night after. He's all over TV. The and over the the sports world with Lebron passing him on the list and then the next day. It's like the worst thing you could possibly imagine not to mention. Then you factor in the rest of it factor in his daughter. Jonah then you factor in the seven other people that are on that that helicopter and it's like the things all of a sudden really get put into perspective. I know there's a lot of sort of a lot of reaction that you see everybody. Everybody's GonNa really laud in Kobe. The player in Kobe the dad and for what he's done outside of basketball and and I found myself strangely affected by it not not to the point of like I'm going to post pictures with Hashtag Girl Dadan. Ah You know all that stuff to the point. Where like just on a personal level? You're like that's this one's GonNa be weird. I honestly honestly don't even really know. Oh if if it's set in to me like I don't know tomorrow the Lakers play the blazers weirdly been watching a ton of MBA lately. I guess it's probably the only thing on in college basketball. Really Kinda stinks this year but like I know they're going to do some sort of tribute. I know it's but I still still. It still doesn't feel real. I don't know I don't know if that's like what that way is like how to put that in a feeling I don't know if you even can night once. I want to ask this this on Saturday. What was your opinion of Kobe Bryant? I still thought I thought he was. You know these just Kobe's top five top player in the NBA. That's fine did. Did you like Kobe Bryant. I probably had the same reaction I always had where I hated Kobe. The player I sorta I enjoyed Kobe. The personality okay so you you got to sleep through the AH the is this real. What's going on phase of of this This whole thing. Yeah for me. It was a little bit different. I got a text text while Alexa and I were out at the grocery store and the did you said is this real and I looked at it and it's like a yawn twitter in okay. ATM's says Kobe. Bryant's been killed now. Copter accident and then you're like oh well. TMZ like is like. I know that they've been pretty good about the stuff but this isn't CNN. This isn't this isn't woge. It's not something like that. Is this real or is this just another another celebrity hoax because we get one every two months and then it's like okay the La County sheriffs. Say That Dead Cobra helicopters been in a crash but nothing's been confirmed on that was on board and then it's Kobe was on board and then it's Koby and five people and then it's Kobe in a No God Janas on board and then it's it's it's Rick Fox is on board then Rick Fox is on board and then oh my it's it's nine people nine five people and it's like Oh my God. Where was the rest of his family on the air on the helicopter? Yeah no thank God. They weren't it was just. It played out on social media over the course of about three hours and always tough off because I I never really liked Kobe. Bryant I re. I respected the hell out of Kobe. Bryant the athlete I have a hard time separating. Kobe Bryant the athlete with Kobe. Bryant the person off the curtain specific specifically the person in Colorado in two thousand and three and and I have a hard time whitewashing history with all of this hero worship just because he died now I am I. Will you say that I am not. Aren't you talked about this earlier this week and he had a similar to me. I didn't really like Kobe. But I sort of find myself bizarrely affected by all of this and then I texted him the other night when the sixers played like I was at Tuesday's Newsday said two days after we'd seen all of the stuff on Sunday all the stuff on Monday with the twenty four second violations in the violations and I texted aunt you uh-huh why AM I. I didn't even like this guy but it just there's something about it some ineffable quality like you said it's it's hard and I. I have a hard time for a lot of reasons. I I really do have a hard time with the stuff that he did off off the court because I think he probably raped that girl You know when when when it's refuses to testify tends ends to mean that they got some money and that's the reason they're not testifying then you said there was a civil case and again the Waga Against Fair but they did settle that Al L. of court which led to Kobe apologizing although not admitting guilt saying something along the lines of I can understand how she felt like it was rape which to me basically says I raped that. Yeah but it's hard. I also have a difficult time time with the actual events of the day and this is tough because we're never going to know the exact layout of what happened but we no. So here's what we know. We know there were eight people and a helicopter pilot. We know this was not Kobe's typical helicopter pilot. We know that there were fog warnings and and there was fog over Burbank now at the end of the day. WHO's decision is it to to fly regardless guardless of a fog warning? I know a lot of people are gonNA say. Oh it's up to the pilot but the pilots employees. I I feel like at the end of the day and this is this is tough because it is speculation. But I think it's Kobe's decision so I have a hard time with that too and even more so let let me put. Let's put this this as a question to you. You've got to children if you were in a situation where you there were fog warnings or her concerns about the flight. Would you put your children in an airplane. No and that's and we just finished vanished regardless of whether or not he made the final decision to fly. He made the decision to fly with his daughter in that situation. And I have a hard time with that. Yeah I mean obviously with the with the result of what happened. It's not. It's not difficult to second. Guess ask the decision making that led up to that and you talked about how how affected by this people are Dr and I think I read a tweet about it i. I've listened to probably dozens of hours of podcasts. About just sort of the recapping Koby. I guess is the way to put. An analyst of people have have brought the two thousand and three incident an up. And how it it's like. It's it's part of the discussion like it has to be especially in twenty twenty society in where we we are from a from a society standpoint society societal. That's what it was. I couldn't think of it long day under missile. But it's it's from that standpoint like how does it how does it not be part of it like what if this if this happens in you know. Let's say two thousand and five at that if the if the case happens in two thousand seventeen and this happens in two two thousand in one thousand nine hundred how is it you know what I mean. How is it then remember? It's a it's a very different thing because of how long ago that it that it kind of happened but also so it's one of those things where I saw a podcast that I listen to post you know. Rip Kobe episode. And as soon as I saw it I screen shotted audited and I sent it to my brother and I was like this is GonNa suck to listen to and I don't know why and then in all caps I wrote I didn't even like this guy guy when he played but I knew that there was going to be something about it. And maybe it's maybe it's being a parent and maybe that's just changed me as a a person I don't know I don't know if I if I don't have to two daughters and not even daughter specifically but two kids I don't know if I would have been as as sort of drawn to the stuff watching all the clips and doing it I mean it's it's an interesting study because you know it's it's just different and it's weird to say you you kind of get those people who preach like as a parent and that's not me by any stretch of the imagination Barely hold it together as it is as a parent so I would never tell someone to act based on me being a parent but I just think that's part of it. I also think think that Kobe has been around for so long. And that's that the I mean you're talking about a guy who's been in the NBA since nineteen ninety. Seven was his rookie year. Even before. That like I weirdly. Remember the Brandy Prom thing. I was like seven or eight years old when that happened. You know what I mean like I was. I was eight when Kobe came into my life. I'm thirty one now and like somebody just being around that long. It always in the spotlight late. I think that also plays a big role in why people are so effect. Even though you weren't necessarily even like a fan I hated roby specifically for the two thousand and one lecture. He shack ruined like my hopes and dreams that year. Like that was that sixers season was one of the the most awesome times. I remember being a sports fan and after game one you had this weird confidence like six six was actually have a chance to pull this off. I don't know how we're going to keep trying to ride the hot hand of Iverson and hope we can and then gain left in tears. Yes it was. It was awful and I wasn't a Kobe Guy. I mocked. I've we've had the WHO's who had a better career Kobe. Your Dunkin in conversation a thousand times and it. I'm mockingly. Take the Dunkin side. Even though I think Koby accomplished more maybe be. It's so it's so debatable. Just based off of all the different things that Dunkin did. Yeah but I've always taken the Dunkin side against people like my brother who was. Kobe was his favorite player player. Like my cousin who Kobe was player. Like it's you know. I've always sort of been anti Kobe and in this happens in your like that's weird. I don't know why I'm like Nick. Like not not distraught but like upset as much as you can be by something like this. Yeah aunt you and I had the talk on the Or Kobe Bryant episode of the underdog this past week about where he falls all time in the NBA. And I think we were both in the six to nine range. ENJ and Dunkin is a guy. Dunkin is an interesting conversation for a sort of an opposition to coby because Duncan is a guy. I who you can put on absolutely any team and he's GONNA fit in. Kobe is a guy who the rest of the team needs to be built around Kobe. Yeah for sure Ed. You saw when the Lakers win Lakers struggled. They didn't have the right pieces around him. You know what I mean and in what they did in two thousand nine and those those two championships and the being in the finals three times it like they built the perfect team. That could mesh well this Kobe and get them to the finals. A wasn't the Dwight Steve Nash. Years or the Karl Malone Gary Payton Year you know what I mean gone but not forgotten. Da- my still sometimes see like random. Pictures of Malone Lakers dislike us. Well the one that always gets me Patrick Ewing and the Supersonics Jersey. That's a tough one. That Mares Kiemas a raptor is weird yet but for some reason he like fits as a raptor. I don't know why maybe it's just like I just like I picture him being a raptor. I don't know why even even though he's obviously always a rocket there's there's a lot of weird ones. Mb Basketball career stuff is like when guys hang on for that one extra year. It's so we're watching Tracy. McGrady ride the bench for the Spurs against the heat in a finals that that might have been. That might have topped the list of weird for me for me. It's ewing is a supersonic. That's just so bizarre sure. Yeah it's it's definitely strange. There's no doubt about shack as a Celtic. The Hell I mean for some reason. Vincent's hawk. Isn't that weird. No yeah and I think and even when I say shack is a Celtic it sort of tongue in cheek because guys like that who have played for one feels like who's a cab not tale. Yeah that was when shack was gonNA Shack was getting Lebron. That rain gold shack shack was three fifty at that point when he was the Celtics. He's a big boy he's a big boy. Does to be seven foot one and that big like your yeah. It's it's a problem but can't play yourself into shape with your that big no no you can't the ankles. I can only support so much but I don't know this. Kobe thing was really hard. It's it's tough man like I can't. I can't think of a sports figure standpoint. I can't think of anyone else who would get the. There's no there's a certain level of fame you have to hit where something like this happens. It it like everyone sort of takes that like he's these are like that honor him honoring him thing. That's from other sources. Well Yeah that's pretty much all you you saw on on social media that day and since now more stuff as the other conversation that we talked about earlier has started to sort of poke. Its head out and deservedly so Wednesday's episode. Yeah I mean it also is so tough because weirdly and I don't know like it's like you you know we always I always talk about feeling versus stats. But there was just recently so much koby coverage with his daughter. I know it's the the NBA season. So they're at games the night before was the Lebron thing overcame Kobe. And then all of a sudden when that when this happens happens and then you talk about you know his daughter being there too. It's just it's the worst circumstance as you could possibly imagine and feel for you feel for everybody involved as the details rolled out like there were points where major news corporations were saying. That isn't tire families on that thing. And that's the hardest part about following anything on social media and believing being anything's real because literally. I could make an account right now. That's just like you know. News Network Global Right. They put put that up nj like it exactly and just report anything that I want. Major story happens if I'm the first to respond to a CNN tweet wait. I'm going to get followers. I'm going to get people to pay attention and I could be making everything up. So that's where it's one of these things where I don't know how you prevent that I don't think you can and yeah I think it's unfortunately the age of social media and being the first to report it is is sort of Serbs accuracy. Exactly exactly the Rick Fox things bizarre. Yes that was super weird. I don't know like if you watch you watch shacks like just gut wrenching. NBA inside the NBA. It was like like if you're that guy right. If you're guys who played on on those Lakers teams and now you're thinking game that not only Kobe but now another teammates on the plane Rick Fox like like that's gotta be terrible just just the worst feeling feeling in the world like I know how this situation makes me three thousand miles away. Never met any of these guys makes me feel I can. I couldn't I couldn't even imagine how how anyone directly affected by. This could possibly feel all right two more points. I WanNa hit on this before we get out of here. Mark Cuban says. No Douse Maverick over. Where the number twenty four again interesting that he's not including the number eight in that but fair enough And a lot of NBA players had sort of informally started the changing their numbers away from twenty four to retire on officially Kobe. Bryant's his number. There's been this groundswell that the NBA should as a as a league retire. The number twenty four. Where do you stand on that? Tough man that's I know. We talked about it a little bit sort of the night it happened happened and kind of come around a little bit more to to. I don't know if it's necessary to formally retire agree. I I think there's other there's other ways that you can honor them and I think honestly your point that we made via text message of what about the Hornets team that he refused as the play for having to retire is number like the one interesting part of that. I forget who brought it up to me. But the their owner is Michael Jordan and and So there is a connection to Kobe Bryant. So I didn't think about that at the time. It's it's tough man. I don't I don't know weirdly like I'm I'm more comfortable with Jamal. Crawford idea of changing the logo to be Kobe Bryant than I am retiring the number twenty four liquorice changing. The logo doesn't bother for me. I think it's probably time anyway. This is a different era than it was when Jerry West got to be the logo I think Jordan Silhouette is obviously a lot more noticeable noticeable and famous than in Kobe's but I have no problem with it being Koby I don't know about retiring twenty-four though. I love the idea of the logo change. I I think that's the perfect way to do all this I don't I don't think there's I honestly don't think there's a better way to honor and like you could name an award award after him. You could do this. You could do that. But the logo change and especially like it is. It's an interesting and sort of weird subject. Talk about because Jerry West is one. You live to very close with cope. I think I think this would be something the thing that if you were gonNA ask him. Hey like what are your thoughts. I think it's something he would. He would pass a law. You know what I don't think he hesitates for one second. Not I think that that's very easy. Yes and even the ones that I've seen online like the fan. There's a lot of good ones like you you could you could put together a very solid. Mba logo with the Kobe. Silhouette and I think that's the sort of the perfect way to honor guy who how gave everything to the game of basketball instead of instead of retiring that twenty four next year every player in the league gets to wear Coby Bryan on their jersey. In that way yeah. I think it's a much better idea. I don't I don't necessarily. I don't necessarily think that retiring the number makes the most sense and it's also like you know what's weird when you look teams retired numbers and this is something I heard elsewhere but they brought brought to my attention and I pulled it up you talk about other teams retiring people's numbers and obviously the heat come to mind because they have Jordan's number retired in in Jordan played for them. But did you know that the Miami Heat Have Dan Marino's number thirteen retired. No that stupid it is. It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. And and like when I heard that I had to laugh out loud and Google it and when I saw it I was like what are we doing. And that's where it was like and it's a different sport. I get it but like everybody retiring. The number is a little is a little. Oh I think the logo thing is probably the better of the two were on the same page. The the last thing is I think a lot of people would probably agree with this. But the thing took this from from horrible heartbreaking. Was You know the other seven people on that plane. Plus the the chopper pilot specifically specifically Juliana Bryant. Eric truly hunterprint. Jesus Christ Gina Brian And I like that. That's where it really gets hard for me. Because Kobe got to live his life. He got to do everything he got to accomplish. Everything she never did and we tend to wax hyperbolic about people after they die. But when we're talking about G Bryant we're we're talking about one of the most advanced players her age that we've ever seen and someone who in an era where the WNBA is really on the come up right now the new CBA new CBA brings player contracts up over six figures for the first time. Ever like the top players in the League can make a lot of money and the League is and really really good hands with the Asia Wilson's and with Sabrina and ask you Coming up next year and with page bucs going to Yukon next year. There's a lot of talent and she. There's no reason to believe that she would not have been that level of player and it just would have been so spectacularly clearly fun watching her first game. That's so that's the part that like as this week's gone on as all the tributes and things things like that that's the part I keep thinking about. I've watched hundreds of hours of women's basketball. I've watched eight teams year after year. You know it's been. It's one of those things that just sort of a part of my life uh-huh whether I like it or not but in this case you talk about the Wmba and you talk about everything. That's going on I. I spent three a years watching Elena Delle on in person at the University of Delaware. And she's the most spectacular women's player I think I've ever seen just from the the height the talent the ability shoot like she's unbelievable and deservedly finally got her first. WNBA title this year. But all week as this this is kind of going on I keep thinking about how weirdly excited I was to eventually see. Kobi's daughter playing college like that. That's the part. That's one of those sort of gut punches. And you're like man that quote comes out a week ago or two weeks ago so we're Kobe's talking about how much of a fan she is of Yukon and like. I could picture that that when I read the quote. And then it's just it's it's so unfair is the best way to describe it. It would have like you WanNa talk about somebody that could have transcended France senator. WNBA even more than it already. That's exactly right. That is you exact right point because for as much as we talk about Brian James and Fawn over him. What she she could have meant to her? Sport goes so far past what he's going to mean to his You you're talking about someone who would have who's one under sort the most intense training possible Ryan and arguably some of the best genetics possible when it comes to basketball and and work ethic and things like that. It's you you just. You have to imagine that she would have been just the biggest difference maker like from spotlight standpoint. As good as people like Diana Tarazi are as good as my more was and still is as good as Brianna a stewardess as good as I continue to wax on Adele. Don As long as you want but as like as good as those superstars are someone with the the name along with the ability that comes along and that's sport I mean you're talking about you WanNa tell me those Yukon Games not that they're not already on a ton but they would've been. ESPN games Kenyan Games yet. You know what they would have been. Her High School team would be on like Brownie and De Weight or Don't wait kids names. Zaire Right Ronnie in Zaire's games are on. ESPN WATCH ESPN all the time or regular ESPN unlike those games would have been on and it's such such a tragedy in one of those things that that it makes it so much harder to to look at this entire situation because of that it's it's it's just sorta heartbreaking man I don't there's no other way to describe it really isn't regardless of of anybody starts coby and his trials and tribulations when when you factor all of this in like you think about what what the sports world loses and what those families specifically lost. It's tough man man. All right well aw real quick. Let's get this third segment out of the way. I always think that Anytime this is come up and you know. I've been talking about Kobe this week. been in thinking. I should've left it for the end. Because it's tough to transition but we We shall try. The All Star game is in the news today largely because of some of the roles that they're thinking about putting in place to honor Koby Bryant. That are just no disrespect to anyone. Utterly insane and his and the reserves came out today the Eastern conference reserves Bam out of Bio Jimmy Butler. Jason Tatum Kyle lowry Benson's D'Amato supporters and Chris Middleton in the West Chris. Paul Damian Lillard Russell Westbrook Brandon Ingram Donovan Mitchell Vertigo bear and Nikolay Yokich. No Catch Gregory You mentioned woodring on the pro bowl will you be putting a couple of chuckles down the provider for the All Star game. I mean I would have had. They not completely -pletely not ruined but they completely changed. What was an? It's done very hastily and I understand the situation. I get why I get the point of it but all star Games. You already don't care about like people already don't watch and now you're gonNa tell me three. three-quarters basically don't matter. I don't fully understand lying put out so far. I guess scores Reset in the second and third quarters orders but then the total cumulative score matters in the fourth quarter and you have to like hit a number plus twenty four her to win even watch. Have you ever watched the basketball tournament that they do every summer. Very little okay. So the basketball tournament has a rule and I can't think of the exact exact name of it that essentially once you get to under four minutes in the fourth quarter. They basically take the total or they take the two scores right if team is slush. Say It's let's say seventy five seventy right and they say okay. Yeah well the target score because at seventy five the targets scores eighty four th the next team to score the first team to score. Eighty four wins with obviously. The team is winning inning having the advantage because they only have to score nine points or whatever it is I remember the number. Well that's essentially what they're doing with the NBA. All Star game. And like I get that. You're you're taking bad idea which is interesting. It's certainly. It's certainly different than just regular basketball. But what's the point of resetting the scores after every quarter to wire we. I mean I it must have some meaning that we don't understand yet but right now it makes no sense at all. There's a charitable charity thing. That's mixed okay. I see is the team that has the most points after the first quarter win one hundred thousand dollars for his charity. The same applies for the second and third quarters. The scores get added for the fourth quarter to set the target score. For example. If the score is one hundred ninety five at that point the teams the team that wins the the All Star game would be the first team to reach one hundred twenty four. The final scores worth two hundred thousand dollars. Once we at one team sweeps all four quarters the other team still receives CBS. One hundred thousand dollars for his Charity regardless yeah. It's it's it's a weird thing to do and we're not. Apparently we are apparently not the only people unhappy unhappy with it. I don't I don't get it. I don't get the the whole point of of doing all this so hastily Salihi like there was we make it interesting. Is it so that there's an actual competitiveness to the game if you guys don't I mean do they care this year are because you have the specter of Kobe Bryant looming over. Sure they might but do you know how you do that. You know how to get them to to care. Like there's there's other ways and other things you can factor into two essentially steal the Eelam ending which I looked it up because I wanted to remember it was bothering me to essentially steal the Eelam ending link from the basketball tournament and be like this Kobe. That's so weird thing to do. You could have done different things you could have. You know you could've you could've figured this out a better way. I mean the Chris Mannix idea was one of the best. Things tweeted on Sunday about making the one team. Where eight one team? Where twenty four make to jerseys for each guy you know what I mean like jerseys reach a while depending on get your after two? Oh but I mean that's jerseys are can uh-huh you only need to so you only need to do that for like that's not a big issue you don't have to end the Jersey right then. Sure I know what you mean and even as I said it thinking. Can you about it. Like that. Doesn't make any sense draft like a week and a half in advance right though. It would be fun if they did. Do it. Like at Midcourt right before the game. That would be great but nobody wants to get him back. Which is God? But they said it's going to be on. TV This year right they they did it last year on TV. And it. stunk really Ed stunk. Because they ruined it the year before when they didn't have Stephan. Lebron do it on TV. How did they ruin it? I just it's it's not fun. It's just it's just a dumb now like because you did it like hidden first year now. I'm just assuming that they already did it. Prior and they're just like just going over the pixel swell. It's fine but the somebody's still gets picked last sure. But I don't think anybody who's GonNa get clamp dude. You are one of the top thirty players in the NBA allies. There's fifteen all stars. You know what I mean like. You're one of the top twenty four players in the game right now through the first half of the season. Yeah if your number fifteen or if if you're number eighteen whatever it is like it's not that big of a deal sure you're going to cloud on twitter maybe like may happen. It looks like that player to me is definitely definitely demands. The bonus draft but yeah I don't I don't see who else it could be. Yeah he he sort of got the The the unlucky draw there but all started on the West. How do you feel about the subject were announced and the guys who ended up being snubs? I guess the biggest names are Bradley. Beal Zach Levine. Paul George Devon Booker. I don't know how to have a book is not an all star. That's crazy. I mean he carries that team night in night out and I know they're not great but like he he's the only reason to watch the Phoenix Suns. I mean eight and I guess a little bit but Booker Booker's the most entertaining part of that team. I would go booker over. Ingram Ingram's has. He's having a great year but they're they're kind of similar but booker is better place for a better team. I agree not big reader. I agree that Booker deserves it. It was much more beal as beal's an interesting case too because he stuck in a weird situation where we're all just kind of waiting to see John Wall's foot ever gets healed but he leaves and and he doesn't want to so I don't feel bad. Yeah that's a good point. That's a good point. who were the other two big snubs? You said Paul George. Because he's missed games and US. What's the exact Wien Zach? Levine's a weird one because you would think Chicago you'd put them in there like you. Could you could make the argument doc. Levin should be in their over SA- bonus there's no doubt well actually New Orleans is has picked it up of late. They're six and four over the last four. The the the gap the gap between Zion. Back the gap between those two teams New Orleans has nineteen months. Phoenix has twenty. I thought there was a bigger chasm. But it's very close. Yeah I it's CJ CJ. I Dunno all star. CJ CJ missed a lot of times. He's missed a decent amount of time. And that's tough like to make the argument for Paul George Lifetime Achievement. Yeah yeah you got to kind of play. I don't know man with all star snubs. It's always tough especially in a game. Where like how many guys you sit on the bench when there's five spots what's on the more like you know what I mean like? You can't just keep shoehorning. Keep people in their. There's definitely arguments guy like booker. I definitely think that's a good one. I think Levin there's an argument there as well but like stink like they really stink. I don't have any problem with it. Being fifteen guys in the All Star game though because you just have three groups that you southern southern l.. Yeah I listen. Honestly the more people Mary. I think that we're a little too stringent with some of that stuff and and plus you get the Guy Jimmy Butler just doesn't play any all star game because he went out the night before and just didn't play the next day. How did I not see it coming? How much of a jerk that guy? It's very easy to cloud your judgment. When he is fighting for your team and hitting big shots at the Buzzer and he came in like the best trait of all time? So we can do. Miss Dario Miss Bob. You'll he'll be back soon so I'm excited about that will no I don't think so. We'll the sixers making traded at the deadline next Tuesday I think they have to I. Oh I think like I know. They've played well. Do I had like the worst I was so I was in such a foul mood. Saturday era Tuesday night watching the sixers game and I was like watching Joel. embiid play as great of a game as he played their points in the game. Where I was like this game stinks like this is boring to watch? Yeah I wondered what what was going on with with Simmons because he played nine minutes in the first half but it came out afterwards that he was the one that said They should keep Netto in with him as hot as he is with fire. That's great playpen. At the four key successfully plays very frequently. He should still be in the game coachman to coaches downfall. This very very nervous very nervous for this year for this playoffs. Now I see a lot of crash and burning and then what's going to happen is the twitter. MOBS GONNA come and I could see a situation. Where are Mr Brand makes a rash decision and if the decision is to ship? Ben Simmons out of this town I they will burn. I will burn. I don't know what the Jersey L. Andbranch Jersey. That's what I'm GonNa do take one funny twitter videos earn his first. You're going to buy to Brand Jersey and then you're gonNA YOU'RE GONNA burn it to good point. I would have to go buy one and then you have the fun line. It's going to be a tough. I was thinking I was thinking I I was thinking. I do have a Duke Jersey from back in the day but it's Jay Williams not not Elton Grant. It's weird the other Jay Williams Jersey also little Shamir Nelson Saint Joe's Jersey to you. Have a Lebron. Saint Vincent Saint. MARY'S JERSEY But I think that's the only Basketball Jersey I have and fun. Little known facts for or the The listeners out there Gregory night attended the first ever Philadelphia. Seventy sixers practice for one player. Elton brand who des made and got like three minutes in Yep and then we needed a pizza hut like halfway lingle's lingle's town lingle's town lingle's town pizza existent him you know. It's hilarious about that and we were getting out of here in within thirty seconds because this is GonNa get long. Is that for whatever reason I was trying to remember the name name of the town of that pizza hut the other night and it came to me immediately as when you mentioned Pizza Hut Insane. The that's it's really weird quick quick side note on the Best Jersey I've ever owned still own the royal blue and one mix ext tape the Professor Jersey on real purchase. When I was fourteen years old I have a Joe Montana Kansas City Chiefs Jersey? What can you do? I wonder if my cousin's still has the hot sauce Jersey that he bought at the same time as me. You want. We address that off the air. Let's we can so this has been in this week's episode of you're wrong and here's why I've been Chris. wordell he's been Greg Crone. We thank you for listening and we'll see you soon.

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Los Angeles Times 7/6/20

L.A. Times Morning Briefing

03:46 min | 1 year ago

Los Angeles Times 7/6/20

"It's Monday July. Sixth I'm Mary, Regalado and here's your local news from the Los. Angeles Times. Today will be mostly sunny and very warm with a high around ninety one and a low tonight of sixty six. Our top story residential fourth of July fireworks displays led to a surge in both air, pollution and emergency service calls. The fireworks caused levels of Fine Particle pollution to skyrocket leading air quality to be ranked as hazardous in some areas well into Sunday. Meanwhile. Officials said that L.. A. Firefighters responded to thousands of emergency calls Saturday and extinguished at least one large blaze that consumed half an apartment complex in northridge that fire was sparked by fireworks that ignited several large palm trees, then spread to a neighboring apartment complex, destroying several units and displacing about fifty residents. In. Crime News The Los. Angeles Police Department. Responded to more than a million nine one one calls last year, but relatively few of those were violent crimes. At least that's what a times analysis found of the nearly eighteen million calls logged by the LAPD since two thousand ten about one point four million of them, which is less than eight percent were reports of violent crimes. The Times defines violent crimes as sides assault with deadly weapons, robberies, batteries, shots fired and rape by contrast police responded to a greater number of traffic accidents and calls recorded as minor disturbances. The figures underscore the possibilities and challenges of redefining the role of police as it comes under scrutiny in the wake of Floyd's death. In other crime news, according to advocates hate incidents directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders also known as a API are on the rise in California. This year they have documented eight hundred thirty two incidents across the state in the last three months alone with assaults and verbal tirades becoming the norm since the pandemic started. Counted in the eight hundred plus incidents, taking place at retail stores, work school and Online, our eighty-one incidents of assault and sixty four potential civil rights violations. That's according to the group. Stop A A P I hate. The escalating number of incidents has triggered outrage among the public and elected officials as well. And advocates are pushing governor Gavin newsom to boost funding for programs fighting bias. In local news, the city of La has postponed plan that would have resumed ticketing vehicles during street sweeping starting today, lawmakers voted last week to extend La's relaxed parking rules, which took effect in March when the pandemic stay at home order was first imposed, this means that the city will not take it vehicles that are parked in rush hour and anti gridlock zones, or in residential areas during street, sweeping until August I vehicles with expired registration will also not be ticketed, Los Angeles is still enforcing some parking rules. However, including ticketing vehicles left at expired meters. And finally dodger stadium missed out on hosting the MLB ALL STAR game this year, but it will get another chance in twenty twenty two. The start of the twenty twenty season has been delayed to July twenty third, and the All Star game was officially cancelled on Friday next year's All Star game had already been awarded to the Atlanta, braves. Though so the League gave the dodgers the next available game fans who bought tickets to the season's all star game can get a refund starting today, or they can get the amount spent on those tickets credited to their account with a ten percent bonus. For these stories and more visit LA TIMES DOT com.

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 285: Another Week in Basketball

GSMC Basketball Podcast

1:03:19 hr | 1 year ago

GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 285: Another Week in Basketball

"Get your ears wrapped around the golden state media concepts basketball podcast. All the scoop need to know from college basketball to the NBA and even March madness. Zoos of your rising stars topics on and off the hard work. This is the golden state media concepts basketball podcast. Aw since basketball podcast. I'm the policeman's Lewis Brinson Canadian children talking basketball in college. We're GONNA talk about way. His all star reserves at least day wellstone the Muslim by update on. What's going on you know? Skipping rallied in association of BASKETBALL AFTER SAD disappointing. Start to the week. Obviously we're still giving tribute Kobe Bryant but also at the same time also for with light games have been played recently Players return to the court games have gotten feisty also also some players may have been snubbed. Ross talk about college basketball. And the latest net rankings and a couple of guys who may have committed to the three component committed to the second day of the All Star Star Week indulge skill challenges. But I'm going to say we're GonNa talk about the style reserves. I'm getting my thoughts on them. So Oh we all star reserves. Were released today Sobs Louis. No the rest of who was voted into the All Star game. the All star draft is set for February sixth. So that's always going to be a very interesting Interesting dilemma. Fake and you know. Obviously Jaanus bronner going to be the two people picking their teams and picking who they want. Pick up on team so obviously you know that's obviously going to be a pretty fun time. Obviously it's a little little fun active thing to do playing basketball. Whenever but now into the reserves we start with Western Conference and the Western Conference the ruler the reserves is first dollar Damian Lillard Damian Lewis has had one of the best seasons you know in a while for him in terms of Damian Lewis been good every year but he's had a great year because he's had deteriorated Simone's back because of all the injuries to everyone on his team you know. He's averaging think fifty fifty in his last four. You're so clearly man. Damian Lillard is doing everything he can to keep Portland in contention and to and to help them stay in the race for the western conference spot because obviously that's what they're battling for right now and probably hopefully beginning over potentially over five hundred on the season as they they beat the They beat a very very game team. Last night was able to pick up a good win and moving forward Diamond Mitchell is the second reserve. Obviously dyed Mitchell's had a good year. Utah Jazz. Obviously the leading Utah so just about a couple of days ago the second I can see in the West. Now the third see in the West Their team that is a team that people think it'd be shock one of the LA teams They are one of the better defensive teams in the year. But the defensive ignorant Rudy Gobert and Mitchell is one of the best young players in the game with some great other players like Mike Conley in and by Donovan is like that that shoot the ball and do a lot of things differently form so obviously obviously you know dollar name and speed have made the team rudy. Gobert has made the All Star game. This has been something that people have been waiting for. Because you know Rudy Gobert has been one of the best defensive players in the League for so long and he's also has a decent offense of game and a Lotta people flake the value as we've seen what he does for his team when a week the week in day to day baseless a lot of people thought he was snub lashing the All Star game this year. He gets in so. I know a lot of Uber excited about that. And people are happy that he gets into the game because they feel like they're like I said last year he should have gotten to the game. And you know I guess we won't have another meam of him crying on twitter if they're not making you but no Bear team with his teammate. On Mitchell another player for the rest of the conversation is a Brandon Ingram You Know Brandon Ingram he He's a guy who's one of his best years if not his best year yeah. It was his best issue this year. The PELICANS AVID twenty five game. He's been really the best player in holding. This team will flow wise ions been out. Obviously we have to see what happens. Now as I know has returned but branding has been one of the best players. One of his best years has played one of his best seasons since being in the League live. People think he may be. I guess I don't like saying someone's a blessing list to kwame round all bus but he just hasn't played up to maybe these standards. You thought he would play that but I but this year he has played up to that standard and he makes the all star team well-deserved next jokey judge. I mean he's one of the best centers in the game. You would think why not and when Rudy Gobert obviously battling week after the the best center in the Western Conference. I'm not surprised if this decision hearing. I believe he should make the team. He has all the potential in the world to be inaugural one of the top five players in the game coming in the years to come. And you just keep playing. Well your after your year. Russell Westbrook makes it You know obviously Russell Westbrook was Russell. you know. He plead does a lot of things rebounds. He passes he scores. You know especially when he picked up his play a little bit recently with James Heart not being as good as he has been at the Benin season but Russell you know you just. You just didn't see an all star game without Russell. Westbrook dishes some players that you sometimes feel like they're going to always be there and Russell's one of those guys who just feel like they're always going to be there and you know this is very deserving spot for him getting into the Star game last last on the western conference side of things C. P. Three Chris Paul Chris. Paul has had a very surprising season to a lot of people. A lot of people thought he was washed up and getting older but he's actually had one of his better seasons leading this young Oklahoma City team today. Seven seed Seven eight games or five hundred and he's played very well down the stretch and they're also one of the most clutch teams in the League which you would clutches and Chris Paul's DNA so it makes sense that one of the teams he plays on is also one of the best teams in the clutch. I think this is obviously very well deserved for Chris. Obviously you know you have the fan vote. Oh but you also have a lot of coaches and players. Who Appreciate Chris Paul? Would he do form an arrogance. which the Eastern Conference reserves and we're GonNa talk about Jimmy Buckets Jimmy Butler He made the team a lot of people before he should have made the timber trae young because he had a better team Nathan like the way that they are now wouldn't be without Jimmy Butler but he may obviously first and reserves and you know so he's going to be in the game Thanks Neil Chris Milton. This is another all-star bit Chris Middleton Khris Middleton has really worked hard to get where he is now. A lot of people felt like he was not going to be where he is now because when he came into the league he was very Raleigh Yanni's and he's really brought himself into being top. All Star player This guy you know. He had a monster night having fifty two the other night. So Chris Middleton is are very much deserving to be on his team I would not. I do not dispute this at all. I think he is done to play. Played very well be be in this position and he's done everything you wanted to do to to to hope to be in the spot right now. Ben Simmons makes also You you know Ben Simmons. Obviously you know he's been about eight nine Tennessee's off seven eight rebounds bow solid made me fifteen sixty points you know. He doesn't kind of every everything for the team Especially Valley embiid being. They're Kinda helps them a little bit. Because he's had he had some monster game which might have cited some people on his side from the media and coach in players which Napa pushed him. I'm into it. We can also see him make. This argument may be that you know they. They didn't have enough in terms of They didn't and have enough in terms of just overall players in the game and people on the team. So you know that happens. A SA- bonus simone is gets his first all star based on a set a great year for the Pacers. He's an all star player with him. Jaanus out hymning Victor Oladipo coming back and playing the other night. I think this is big Indiana's to all star team around Sa- bonuses a guy who is very skilled big man. Shoot the ball. Rebound you know. He has a lot of good things and I think that's why he's he's. He's in this position where he is now. Or I think this is very well. Deserved all star bid. And I'm glad he made the team Knicks Jason Tatum. Obviously Jason Tatum set. One whose best years I mean. He's only been like three has best year says rookie year and I think the way. He's played with a walker. He's very much deserving of the spy. You we've played very well. He's played at a high level. You could say they. Sometimes the team has carried by him. Sometimes and you know I saw that. You can't deny I think that really helps him out. He's you know he's done a a lot for the team In Helping Boston head come have one of the best record in the Eastern Conference in the next call our office calorie defending champion Kalari a Colorado. He's played a very well very welcome. I mean some people are going to defeat dispute that vanfleet point guy between the two but calories to star in Colorado as well like I said a lot of people a lot of guards in the eastern conference so guys like how could slide in here but you know he's very much deserved a spot and then lastly man bio I forbid becoming big man endlessly and now he's an all star big man. It really helps with everything. He's doing. A for the Miami Heat. He's played very well. He's taken the next step. He's getting better year after year. That's all you really want from your young players like Obama bio entirely hero and guys coming up in the future. So don't be surprised the Miami he had more players down in the future. That make the team because of you know the future of what's going on around here in etc so that's your all-star reserves on the East and West and East in Western conference in your all star lineups are now set for the draft pool but coming up next. We're GONNA talk about the Lakers releasing some statements within the organization. Different people talking about Colby's death Brooklyn with Berkeley attributed abusive Kobe when they played the Detroit. Pistons Nets pick up the victory and the all new star the new all Star format they have decided to do this year for the NBA. All Star game right right here on the podcast. Suicide loves silence silence. Don't be afraid to ask the question talking about out. Thoughts of suicide may be a source of relief to the person at risk. Listen to them. 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Obviously there's big speaks no Devon Booker Kyrie Irving Paul Your Bradley. You know a lot of stubs in there but I'll talk about this subject. Snubs later in the show but announced the reserves for best western Eastern all stars. So we have our entire all started. Wrathful setup now for the draft is going to take place with the BRA and in Jaanus on February everywhere. Eighth I believe three correct but now we gotta get back to. The citizens is obviously some more hoping news Obviously as you if you have you somehow have it known yet. Kobe Bryant passed away on Sunday in a horrific helicopter crash. Hawn Sunday Tom Him in nine of the people were killed including his daughter GD Very sad day for the league. A lot of people were shocked. Hit the league very hard and it was just one of those things which is it was just crazy. Didn't believe it. You think you're in a badge dreaming. Didn't he just wanted to wake up from it. But obviously you know everybody's pouring out a lot of support towards a Vanessa Brian the family. Nashi made a post. The other day. you know folic yesterday talking about how she appreciates all the support and she she she she she. She's she's very appreciative of it in a time of need and it's very crazy to think that he's not there anymore but you know it's going to be okay in when you're just gonNA take time to themselves in and figure out what's next so that's the big thing there Obviously some Lakers from from organizations have have some statements. Obviously Jeanie Buss came out. I made a statement saying that almost like she lost a family member. Honestly that's why what a lot of people felt like Kobe was for them was a family member lost and obviously that was obviously a big thing for them. Losing Kobe was big. You know You Know Rob Pelinka. Came Amol Link. Was Kobe agent so he had a very close personal business relationship with Kobe he he was a Kobe's agent for years and so obviously see. That was big you know. He looked at Kobe's family. Volleyed lost like a goddaughter and any Austin and I lost A closer friend win. I mean obviously Rob Pelinka. You know. Few full of people feel like he wouldn't be in position about coby so Kobe so brought blink. Understand how important it is to have Kobe in his is life to get where he is. Now obviously losing. Kobe was big for him since he was his former agent You know a lot of honestly if you if you guess cast a shack on. At and T.. When they're supposed to have the Lakers clippers but they cancelled it? They still had their their show aid. You get very touching you know you know statement. You know about Kobe in his death and you know reminding us to know you know you always want to go out there and you know reach out because you never know when that person may be gone the next day so you know. It's very important that you know the reach. How in in you know? Kobe was very important to him. Everybody obviously had their perceptions of Kobe's shacks relationship because it happened back in the early days but he's like a why really truly knows our relationship. We know our relationship. And it's one of those things again where it's just kinda like it's Kinda crazy to think about you know Kobe's gone and everything like that You know like I said the prime made a statement does the debris was close to Kobe You know obviously that was the guy you know yet. You revere younger you had those Kobe versus the Brian Debates so he. It was very much tied to Kobe a lot during his time. Really coming up on the rise and the lever. Kobe was kind of already established as all star all pro and You know you Kinda just feel like you know with which you've seen from which which which is saw you feel like that you know. Obviously that hit him hard. I mean even in the post. He said he really wasn't one hundred percent ready to have that convert to make that post but he made the post. Because you know I'm sure a lot of people waiting to see what the Bra one say were the Braun had to say and you know he was one of those things where you just. You just felt like you know you feel you feel you feel for everybody. Nobody who was involved in this situation. Who's been a big fan of Kobe? Who knows hobie played against Kobe coach? Kobe Coaching Koby. You know Kobe was was one one of the most fierce dedicated competitors in the game losing him in such a terrible way just really like I said impacted Lee impact a lot of people's lives. And you know it's one of those things that You know I it was it was one of the hardest things you know that that that it has gone through but we know we wish everybody the best out there obviously no exact Kobe family because all the support they need to get through the trying prime time in their lives Brooklyn Nets actually did a tribute the other night. Obviously Kyri played for the first time since death. Obviously very close to Kobe they did a tribute where they dedicated to front row seats. They put flowers in two seats in the front row dedicated to Coby gee-gee and Tribu you by Brooklyn Nets the also had a tribute video before the game. which if you've seen the video you can see Kyrie irving visibly crying about it? Obviously like I say very close to Kobe very emotional time for him now losing his his mentor. Losing a guy. You know who he who's put so much energy and time into and it was hard for him to be a situation gene. You know obviously like the day of the game when he died and he didn't play that game because he just couldn't and even in this game you know he was emotional but he played the game he even even after the game post game interview. I applaud the the. ESPN A reporter asking. Is it. Okay if I ask you because you know some reports they'll just go right into ask you questions and you may not even be okay with. She asked Astra Permission. First and said hey this is okay and carries like yeah it was okay and you know. Obviously we'll talk about it and you know he got a little choked up again again. 'cause he'd like I said it's still something that you know you move on with life you go into business you play a game but at the same time you you never forget the impact that someone has made on your life and you won't forget that that happened so I think that you know it's one of those things where you know say Kyrie's GonNa miss some but you know like I said at least Brooklyn got the dub that day curry had a good game and it was able to honor Koby in his first game after and obviously a lot of players say who's goes Kobe we're GONNA try to continue his legacy Lebron's said WHO and try to continue what he has done and what he's done to help make the leak as great as it is to this day 'cause it's very exit trying time in the life of a lot of people who play this game losing Kobe Bryant and losing the Black Mama Guy Mr Mr Bean is not it's not easy and then lastly they have changed the all star format this year so what are they GonNa do is one of the changes they've made is to help honor coby Bryan and basically you know they're going to do it where they're going to have the first three quarters or kind of like a mini game that whoever wants to quarters will help money towards going towards a charity You know you definitely have that they also have it in the fourth quarter where you have to score these twenty four points yeah the squarely at least twenty four points as another honor Koby and it's going to be on time for quarterback is going to be very in time for for her so you won't necessarily even can have the time to it so it can go as long as needed and I think this is something they're trying to do to see distributor works you know obviously giving coming back to charity you know changing the game everything like that I think the thing is is that Off Ilic from from what I've seen people initially aren't really happy about it because they feel like it will just before 'cause I said honestly all you do is just make every play quake. Maybe Eastern Western Conference team wears eight one dollars. Twenty four dual attribute e o stuff like that you don't need to change the actual game itself in the way it's played because it's like well then again. What do we plan for? You know it feels like we're trying to do because I like playing for trade which is a good cause I mean there's nothing bad wrong with that. It's just kind of like you know some people conflict is is it really necessary. assery is there is really no need you know things like that in etc so you know. We'll hi we'll have to see how it actually turns out when the game is actually played and you know people are going to look to see what happens but coming coming up next Damian Lewis Aaron Gordon three point contest in the salary cap is expected to rise from one hundred nine million one hundred fifty million and I'm giving my heart how this impacts the new latest incoming. NBA Free Agency. This off season right here on the podcast. 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Bryant unfortunate passing on you know and also we also broke the all-star for Matt that was made as being are trying to do something to show attributed Kobe but in other all star News Damian Lewis has committed to the three point contest taste who is added shooter so this point contests that some people consider the best event that the all star week brings because a lot of people feel like the All Star game itself isn't that exciting and obviously the rising stars challenge and everything like that. It's good night but nobody ever talks about that night in terms of the celebrity game to an all that so I've seen dollar Dean light up from three point hot you can. You know he's definitely somebody you have to watch out for. That potentially could win that game and you know become in Wayne you know No becoming win that competition. Do not be surprised. You could definitely see happening. Also urged Google it is committed to the dunk contest. I was the airing during one of the best numbers. We have been game so him committing to this contests helps improve the feel in the dunk contest. This him of Jerry Jones New Year. Aaron Gordon obviously don't have the full list is depicted going to participate in the dunk contest. But they have guys who you know. Don't cut that definitely has potential. I mean you could sit here and maybe say every year the dunk contest has potential to be good. But you know this one especially can you feel like has the potential to be a good. Don't contest and really do something and make some things happen. You know. In my opinion. You know You know obviously people have felt like the quality they don't contests has gone down. You know ever since Zach Levine. Aaron Gordon Matchup. Obviously this is why it's like people are GonNa be very excited Erik. Gordon is coming back because of that. Ah because obviously. We know what Aaron Gordon has done in what he has meant to. You know this this contest before in the show he put on before. So you know it's in music programs there because it's going to be very interesting to see how it actually turns out being when it gets down onto at the end of the day and you know obviously we want this all star weekend to be as great as it possibly can be as you want every all star weekend to be so we're gonNA have to see what Kinda happens with that not announcement at the NBA is at the all the cap the expectation around the league. That cap luxury tax was is actually going to go down and instead is going up six million from wow nine hundred fifteen so about six more meaning cap space but you're going to have the US system players Since the contracts massive in the NBA. Now I mean you may be able to fit me up veteran minimum Guy Nares. I'm like that but it really isn't going to be too much space. All this means that he may just help player. Maybe get a couple extra million more more Maybe give you more more space. Potentially maybe sign a Max player of the game someone up potentially you know but I mean it's also interesting thing because obviously a lot of people consider this this free agency class to just be a bunch of good players not any great great players that have the ability. I guess to which you say. Change a team so I think that that's pretty. That's pretty Yom. It's resting that you know when teams are trying to make those final changes in cuts or whatever to their their their lineups in trying to figure out what how the money works of every team. Sometimes at extra six million can be the difference between you you signing a guy and not being able to sign a guy and obviously you're always gonna be able to sign the guy so obviously important to have that six that six extra six million involved It's something that obviously the NBA. Since they have so much money that enters the league now that definitely helps In in in that regard and you know I think it just really is something that you'll have to see what happens in in the long term. Talk about to snubs or to death who major snubs and the rest about major subs the next segment. But for this segment to stub. Don't don't WanNa talk about from the All Star game play. SNUB is Kyrie Irving in Paul. George Obviously Kyrie Irving a lot of people like career being you know career wearing when he has played his played absolutely fantastic top it aligned point guard play and obviously Paula. George also played very Wilson's returning from his injury to start the season. I mean obviously in this both situations a lot of probably people feel like well. The reason why this is the case is because obviously kyri missed a lot of games and Paul. George missed the first month in a couple of weeks of the season so people like you know he missed too many games to really be into the All Star game where we can award a player. WHO's been healthy most of the year and played very well but obviously those are big names because those are some of the biggest names we have in the NBA in politics and Kyrie Irving I feel like Yuli had to do they had to do they do. Gold is best. That's that's that's how I honestly felt like they did. They did what was best. Yes they did what they needed to do. And you can't you can't hate them for that you know I mean I mean the reserves are mainly mainly determined off obviously fan votes fifty percent but curry had a top three top regard Tambo soul. From what someone you hear that in what you see what that really means. Is that the coaches and the players did not think hurry. Everything was worthy of an all-star spot. I thought you cannot blame the fans the land. The fans still voted Kyri top three in the guards in the eastern conference he was actually second voting behind trae young but the players in the media did not feel like career and played enough games to make the all star team so if was anybody who could for all of his counterparts and say wow. I didn't think I was good enough. But it's definitely something that what has happened in. Obviously it's shown in this voting. It's probably the same thing with Paula. Jones wasn't in the top three but he was in the top five in voting. I believe and and so obviously a lot of players immediate. I give him that either because like I say you know. I think that's one of the reasons why he has doesn't get in and I can. You can't hate anybody for these decisions. This is decisions that these players may be flying as best in the long term moving forward and they play. This is what's best very by going into the future of the I'm sure of Paula. George played the entire year. He would have played a a long time. He would made the Star game and I'm sure even vice versa. Kyrie irving play more games. He would made the All Star game. I just think you know. Obviously obviously yes I think. Medium players take injuries into account and think we award a guy who has the name value has numbers but hasn't played in as many games or or do we roar the player who made a Abbas great numbers but as Jim being just as effective and has played and most of all the games I think a lot of people are gonNA valued the amount of games you play. The pneumatic games. That you don't play which has been shown these two guys now next when I talk about the two all star snubs is going to be more guys is who played well one had injuries in another one has been healthy. The whole year in headed one of his best stat lines stood in in in. I'm sure maybe you can think of me. Think about who I'm talking about in this situation potentially because obviously you know it's not very hard to see who is You know but you know that's pretty much Pretty much that but coming up next. We're going to talk about Victor Oladipo returning for the first time in almost a year. I want to say maybe a year. You potentially also GonNa talk about the Knicks degrees. Getting a little feisty at the end of the game which raises the question of do players and teams. Do they run up the score the should did you run the score. How disrespectful is that in the game? And I'll talk about the last two all star snubs that I think were snubbed. Or Aurelia people debate for snubbed. I'll save bad coming right here coming up right here on the podcast out. This show built around the women of MMA from the UFC. To the extreme case fighting. We got the fights. Cover the golden state media concepts women's MMA podcast broadcast the latest news of upcoming discussions. Previous matches join us as we talk to about the biggest names in women's mixed mixed martial arts past present and future when it's the women's fight game you know where to listen to the golden state media concepts women's MMA podcast welcome back to the DMC basketball podcast segment. We talked about all star snowed talked about the. We put People Damian Lillard for three point competition. Aaron Gordon for the Dunk contest joining in we also talked about how the cat we We talked about how for the CAP. They moved it up about six million from went. Oh nine win fifteen. So obviously there'll be more money into the market this off season six more. Remain the exact so that could be there between signing go player it may be missing out on a player. Different things like that just really depends so but now we're getting more news notes around the League Can talk about beverly depot coming back. You know They know depot. If you remember Tori his I believe quadricep. It is in his Fi- was out for a year. This was when Indian with top three see. I believe a lot of people wonder. Indiana would have been of cartload yellow dare a victory believing this year without him. The Pacers still have a game over thirteen games. Over five hundred they have been one of the Best S. teams in terms of structure. I feel I can leave. Nobody talked about because they don't have that big number one star but they do have an all star and some bonus invicta Oh depot has visiting atop in all star may very well put together and built team especially says it added. Michael Brogden down in a lot of other guys is to stay competitive in the eastern conference as they'll probably be a top five seed in my opinion in the eastern conference and could be one of the teams to make some noise and make make some things shake within the conference in different. Things have happened Physically early K.. Back he had a clutch shot to help. We need to win a game. And he did his shot the coping G. Obviously you know putting shout out to them. Deploy good in his game back He you know he's a he's a guy who a lot of people get feel like is a b plus Guy Ego. He almost did beat the Brian his final Donald Year in Cleveland in he almost did. A few other is People think that if he played in the Boston series last year they would beat the Boston Celtics. Even those sweep really people. I really think that it would have been that. Lopsided switch back in favor of Indiana because watch the game. The Boston really didn't play the best in the world. It's just. They didn't have an Indiana just in having a firepower to combat the dysfunction of Boston which she ability but was there. They'd have that extra firepower extra punch punch to Combat Boston's You know dysfunction. So that's definitely something that she definitely see we think is the case You know I look at the fact of well. I think he looked good. He looked fast. He looks look very quick on his feet. I think he's a guy who deftly like I say if he gets back to what we knew of what Victoria deeper was before condemn flea create some noise in the playoffs with the Indiana Pacers because of the talent that he possesses sees and what he can do. I definitely think that he. Can you know definitely 'cause he has all the potential in the world to be that and do that in my personal opinion. So you definitely look out. I'm glad he's back in the league. I like watching. People play underrated player under player. My opinion I'll people give him a lot of love. I'm giving levelness podcast. We love US via early. podcast the other night the Knicks Grizzlies got into it as Alfred. peyton pushed down Jae crowder. WHO's taking three after the Utah Jazz? The Memphis Grizzlies ruin and beat the Knicks Viollis twenty. I think and you know Jay crowder went four three which alpher pain pushed him down aggressively and almost to a whole scuffling fight which raise the question of the actor. The game because markets mortar was just like you know the game's over. Why are you trying to the score like just dribble it out? Let's go home and raises. The question of is there such thing as raising the score is there is such thing thing is is is it is it. Is it disrespectful to do that to an opponent I mean some people feel like this football you know want ought to say if you WANNA stop it you need to. If you want to stop it you need. You need to actually stop it and I think some people feel like wolf somebody in the in the NBA wants to pad statute of three. Stop it if you don't want him to shoot it shouldn't be so they whereas like okay because it's kind of weird thinking okay. Last twenty four seconds of the game down by twenty and then the guy who takes three now all of a sudden you want to you want to actually have a whole Bra with him on the court because of that you think that's kind of extreme for something like that but for some players. They think that's highly disrespectful. If the game is over in you're still trying to add to the lead so I think you know that's an interesting debates I have I feel like personally I feel like you know. Just you know you just you know. Defend the shot. I I don't think you need to push him aggressively to the ground. I can understand. Maybe I'll know if that's an unwritten rule and basketball. Don't raise the score after you have a lead now. Obviously I guess you had to do what you had to do. If you're out Peyton but you know because it's almost like a shows respect for your opponent like okay. We win the game. There's no more than the physicians aren't going to counter. We winning this game anymore. Let's just kind of like whatever just dribble it out. Get to the end of the game not played too hard. You know not wear each other out and stuff like that and and so. I think that's kind of weird. The the situation kind of lies in his kind of right now Obviously we don't want any bras on the floor as definitely definitely not what we want. So I think this obviously was a big thing for the Knicks. Obviously they haven't had a great year and You know obviously they probably just felt that was real. Despicable Jae crowded. Try to shoot a three even when they were up by that many points because they just feel like. What's the point? The game's over Walmart shoot. Are you trying to patch your stats. CETERA ET CETERA. So That's how I'm personally about that. I honestly don't i. I don't see issue if I just need to be taken to those waifs potentially or am I. I don't feel you should've gotten to that point in my personal opinion but you know I mean every player feels like they had to defend their core defend. Defend the honor of the team as other as a player. So that's necessary then. I guess you can't argue with the I.. About it unless we're going to get to the last two snow people allows he talked about in the two snubs and this time we're helpless Bradley. Beal and Devin Booker Bradley. Bill is kind of the same Jewish Paul George and Kyrie Irving he missed a lot of games games but the Games he's played average twenty seven and no player in all star history every twenty seven in not made the all star team. So that's why I think we were shot because of the fact that you see do you stat line. How does he not macdill? Starting because a lot of people are gonNA be the argument. trae young has twenty nine points and has the worst record in the league had the worst rigging and league now if the second worst record in the lead and he made the starters but Bradley beal as twenty seven. His team's record is actually really better than the hawks. And yet he didn't even make the reserves but I think people are GonNa talk about just how like you know Bradley. Beal was hurt. Trey Trey Trey miss a couple of games. But he wasn't hurt library. Bill was her and then endemic booker. Situation you basically played the whole year and our twenty seven and I think that's just a case honestly booker here is that there's just so many guards in the western conference even if you have a great season you may not get all start bid for it like you see the guards that they put it was Russell. CB Theory honestly of CB Three Day. They're writing expecting to have. You probably would think Devon Booker getting there but you know Damon Russell Westbrook are you reserves. That's a pretty as a pretty big. You know it's pretty big stars right there that you would tell me that you never booker over. And then also the sun's not having a great record always affects two sons unusually never from a record perspective. A great team. So you know. Obviously that hurts Devon Booker's case even with the stat line he puts. It's a putting up almost twenty seven twenty eight game and not still getting all-star bit himself so obviously that's obviously disappointing. If you're the Phoenix Suns in the book but coming up next we're GONNA get college basketball. Talk Radio talk about the late in the week coming this week in big games in college basketball in the latest is net rankings. That have been released. I hear on the PODCAST. Tired of searching the vast jungle of podcasts. Nell listen listen close and here this out. 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Look out for you obviously know on these shows to look forward to to the we head of Vera College Basketball Fan if you'd love it. Here's your little This is your little law Shindig and the ability to see what's coming up available what games you might want to tune into potentially this weekend first game. You WanNa tune in tune this weekend Creighton Villanova Seventeen and three Villanova for sixteen six crane. This is going to be at Villanova Villanova's like I say it's been quietly one of the better teams of league eighth in the nation right now CRAYTON's play very well. During a three game winning streak Villanova was on a seven game winning streak strictly of teams here all in winning streaks. So you can say all of them were Kinda hot right now coming into this game You know obviously Villanova just trying to do what they gotta do. I was creating this big for them because is obviously if the good team like Villanova's GonNa open the resume the records of our this could also help them crack the top twenty five next week if they get if they get a game. These Villanova over this this week too. So obviously that's something that they're gonna be trying to gun for the upset. The next big game is Louisville eighteen three. They've bounced back. After struggled a little slump they hadn't won seven straight. They're eight and two in the last ten going against the NC state NC state and You Know Obviously Louisville when his name is big game just keeps going Can we get. NC state embassies. He's he's lost two in a row You know as you say th- Lebanon's who at home this year so you know this is this is usually the game or you. You know a team like you know. Look come into this hostile environment lose you'll be on. ESPN at two o'clock sizes is big enough game. That people were like. Hey you know you might be upset. Game she always going to have those games like potentially gap upsets them. It creates to that much more of a of a excitement around it. Another beginning is providence and Butler Butler You know so far. They've already won one. Oh this year over Providence. Trying to sweep the season series you we have Butler Butler has rebounded. After you know losing a couple of three straight not have long to narrow trying to get back on track You know keep it up against Providence Providence. Obviously lost three five and five in the last ten so they really haven't played at the highest levels recently. I expect to come into this game and win this game handedly because you see the teams paper you just like bullies the better team and again in college. Uh upsets can always happen as are playing at home as long as they play their game plan and do what they do. Best should get a cloud with a victory became an ACC Number for five Florida state versus Virginia Tech. Virginia tech is fourteen and seventeen years lost two in a row but through ten and three at home Florida state has lost all their games on the road. They're six and three on the road up ninety one in their last ten the last game they lost so obviously they're coming off a loss to China Bounceback China W obviously Virginia Tech Islands victims. So obviously expect this game to be very competitive down the stretch and they need to come out there and play the best basketball You know obviously forty state you know obviously of these this game you get upset and you always want to bounce back. Do you WANNA bounce back and get to where you think you should be. Just you know. Get back into winning car. Get your confidence back. You know as a team in these types of games can kinda missed a little bit but they they come back and bounce back museum. I think they'll be fine in long. Run Baylor opposite on team the country going against TCU thirteen seven. Baylor has won seventeen in a row. So if that tells you anything they start using one took you know. They're undefeated at home. The ten in the last ten obviously tissues lost two straight. I'm Bob in the last ten. Obviously the big twelve the teachers conferences. You never know who upset who sees IOS Thirteen and seven so you don't WanNa sit here and think this is going to be easy. Contest are one at one the road so we have not been a very good rotate all this year that spout four through seven hundred losses of came on the road. So they're gonNA have to play really good It's TCU is one of the better passing passing teams in the League therefore twenty four the country assist but at the same time they they're point differentials only six with one on one so obviously they don't they they read it. They're usually the game decide by six points for Baylor with more dominant westbound forty point one points a game because when Baylor wins they win domino leads never like a super close game at. They usually come out there and compete at a high level and win the way they're supposed to win canton. Texas tech is the next match-up I think Tune into at Allen fieldhouse. Kansas won five in a row. Eighty two in the last ten the ten in one at home. And you know you know Texas coming into this this game after having night. Great Game Against Saw Kentucky losing in overtime which knocked him out of the top ten then after that winning the last game they played any flair right and winning tracks obviously with what we know Texas segments ranked team so we know at this team can play because some of the better teams in the country. Like I said there may be the Bay they should be Kentucky so so gazes better look out it takes his Texas looking to win back and they win. This game will definitely be back in the top twenty five. If they wear to beat a team why Kentucky Kansas so because it has to be in their game in this game you know Texas tech is also one of the better teams in the country. You know mom and in they're gonNa do what they gotta do to change it at the season so number. Twenty five Rutger's sixteen five twelve eight Michigan. Michigan is off a cliff recently After starting the season so oh great. Now they're twelve name the year they won the Alaska Tendon three home but they're rutgers is one of four the road so even though there sixty five on the season they have had success on the road so Michigan is in great position to get a win. This we are big win. 'cause they're they're they're they're tournament. Hopes are Kinda you know riding on a little bit of a of a thin line because of the fact that they lost a game like that so Any lost games. They've lost so I think it's GonNa be important. That Michigan bounces back to help improve their tournament. Stocking and rankings in the future. Obviously the big game is Auburn. Kentucky Sumi Jack. All brand new auburn has kind of fell off a little bit. But they've won three in a row and they're undefeated at home. Most losses came on the road. Kentucky is sixteen four They're three and two on the road on. They've won four straight so both teams are coming in here to last ten pretty much on the same momentum scale is I think that'd be a great game all season undefeated I believe and they lost game three bounce back I can. I mean listen. This is the right one sees his clock on. ESPN and you don't WanNa miss a game like this. Because obviously this will invest the best games that You know the can and can kinky can give you but just to give you all up day on the net rankings to give you all the latest breakdown and who's the top ten Number one is still San Diego State undefeated twenty one and over the mountain West Conference there number one this still in this in this poll number two Baylor You know expect. You're speaking always. Wanting to eight people at the top of this poll on their number the net rankings. There Three Gonzaga Saga. Obviously you know. They're just winning on labor only loss winging all year. They're just doing what they do on a daily basis Kansas number four. I guess the flavor will you know you know go into that. Little stretch even losing some of their better players. They play very well number. Five Gaetan and Not to walk out for the season started. Nineteen and twenty year Really good team. All pro out there James of financial NBA draft. Pick in the top five Number six Duke dookie no obviously not have that upset loss they were you know pretty much still played a good season independence. Regains can't really knock down too far number seven. After being number eight was Michigan State. They moved back up winning. Some key. Games number eight nine from number nine last week our last time was a butler. Big East they play well after losing a couple of games or bouncing back winning some games and number nine West Virginia opposite Virginia. Awesome Elsa Game. So they're trying to bounce back from Nat West Virginia's obviously when the better teams in the country and the big twelve. So I mean obviously they're gonNA try and get back on track and then number ten Louisville's Louisville bounces back back into the top ten eighteen in three Ending out the end of the net rankings. But coming up next I'm going to talk about ownership in basketball. Aw about some owners. I think are really good. Some owners that could use some worker neat to sell the team. Obviously if you know what I'm talking about The situation and involve the Knicks owner James Dolan. And also. We're GONNA talk about the mavs and the grizzlies potentially hooking up when Andre Iguodala trade coming up next. Are you looking to get your college. Football vexed looking to get the latest news. On your favorite schools team. They Diaz Empty College football. PODCAST is your ticket to all things college football to join us as we talk college football from the National Championship the college rivalries the bowl game to the heisman trophy. So which conference is the best. We've got you covered for the big ten as these big twelve the PAC twelve. ACC and everything in between download the GMC College Football podcast on Itunes stitcher soundcloud Google. Play or anywhere you find God gas just tied Diaz in St in the the search bar. Welcome back into Sydney on about college basketball beginning up to now talk. This past James Dolan singled out teenager who's telling enchanting meaning sell the team which obviously isn't a good look if if you're wherever the knicks situation a lot of people even knicks fans I do not like James Dolan. They feel like he has been the reason why they have been so mediocre to bad and last almost sits Carmella was there and they feel he does not know how to run the team in that that he involved himself into personnel decisions and decisions that involve key players which has made the Knicks a more unattractive destination for free agents and so a lot of people feel like you know you know basically. It's not a good look and a lot of people want it James Dolan to sell the team to someone who actually wants to who actually knows what the doing. Let's the people work that he hires a in bills. The team the right way and this kind of raises the question of what's good ownership. In my opinion with bad ownership to me good ownership is an owner. Who Does every the does all the the little things to make sure that his office staff in his players are at the top of their game potentially at all times when examples the Atlanta Hawks a couple for years the Atlanta Hawks had to sell the team to I think it was Tony Wrestler and I can't remember the girl with a woman's name but she's also became an owner of the team and and they automatically you know they hired their staff? You let the coach goes the higher the GM GM pick players and they put a lot of money into building new facilities and upgrading the arena and basically doing all those things to help provide the best experience for the players but for the fans and for the staff you know you know I feel good owner. They make sure that they accommodate everybody and everybody remember. It's not only the job to get ticket. Sales people to come to the the games by giving them something that People WanNa go through in a product that they want to see but it's also important they hire the right people and they let them work. Usually owners are not what experts on their own team like. Listen an owner of a fortune five hundred company that owns NBA team even if he watches basketball usually just they're so invested in their company. They don't know it to the deep nece where they can literally beat the GM like actually be able to help pick and see who we should bring in how we built. It was team but they can't have final say because obviously when you make these big decisions you WanNa talk to you. Hey this is what we think is best to get us in the right direction and if you could sell Joan then he'll improve it a bad owner in me as someone who food themselves on all decisions personnel and staff staff so and obviously the Kuna. They're always going to get what they want. And even for the Desmond of the team you know obviously see a situation that you may feel like is James Dolan obviously like I said there's been a lot of decisions that he's made haven't been the best seasons unrealistic expectations other things like bat. Not necessarily this is the example of bad owner. But this is maybe something that some people consider that ownership decision obviously in the NFL. Was Tom. Brady and and Robert Kraft Not Wanting to leave leave. Brady go in telling Belichick Trade Jimmy Garoppolo you never really want if you're a coach or a GM the owner imputing yourself in the in decisions. Because like I said you hired me to make these decisions when you have to tell me what to do. You're what decisions to make her. What trades to make? You think I can't do my job correctly and you don't want to alienate your staff. Your coaches your team players and you also want to give the players the best facilities in the best treatment they can get. They can be successful. Some play players coaches do not do that. You know You Her story to come out of Phoenix. The owner hasn't always been the best when it comes to maybe how he views how this team should be own is obviously not ownership sometimes even being interactive active with with the team itself but more just who they hire they hire people who aren't clearly ready for the job aren't experienced or have a bad track record you know and you know and yet they are able to get celled on whatever they're saying to get them to be hired which could again be to the detriment of the team because because now you may be bringing in somebody who's direction in his in his idea even though it may sound newer fresher different isn't for the team is whoever however. The team is as being on best for that team. aftermarket yourself to a certain audience. And you don't WanNa mess thing so so you know it's very important you know you know teams have good ownership. Our teams are always structurally great in the NBA. Spurs are great examples. That that's why they've been so good for years they've had great ownership for years. You know that's why they've always been consistently one of the best teams in the League and obviously how rakes cut. Hey coach Gregg Popovich. It's been there forever you know. They've done a lot of things. Well that's why a lot of people WANNA poke pick people off the spurs staff because they always have a lot of smart guys joining the best people who's in the scripture and you feel a coach that comes from good structure with no good structure and want to provide that good structure for the team that you have your owner you hiring so obviously that's something that is is is relevant in being the situation I think that you know you know You just want to make sure that ownership never overstep their boundaries but at the same time puts things and polices in place so the team. The city in the organization can be successful because that's what the owners jobs and remember. There's a lot of teams that have a lot of co owners and I'm sure some Kono Coworkers might try to get in there and try to give their two cents. What they should do you know? Could you the leaving. That'd be the majority owner. They may have an input that they can provide that maybe a different view than from the just the one owner. You know like I say good ownership in having a good front office and then having a good Coaching staff. You know all that can lead to success you know. That's what that's what she wanted. That's what type of success that you want but also before we go highs WANNA bring up the Dow's Mavericks. Obviously you know. They've been looking for some time to be added to their team. Obviously if you know about this Andrea Dala they are potentially. They're basically trying to treat hundred dollars to a team they think they. He should be traded by the deadline. And that the Dallas Mavericks are looked at as a fallback plan for the Memphis. Grizzlies of maybe deals with the Lakers or with the clippers. Don't tend to work out. You know they can. Dan protect potentially perhaps do something with that. I think that you know you know you. which team would were at the same time? Methods could make the playoffs. You know but So and so you know it's going to be interesting would i. I would think it would play. I mean he could still make the playoffs team. I mean gene could potentially be a bio situation you know but every obvious traits the mavericks. I think that that would be a good deal for him. Even though we may not consider Dallas Championship team their team. That definitely make a run so maybe potentially potentially could be a championship team. We don't know you don't want to say no or never but you know potentially the Guy Audrey Goodall you'll know what happened but that's all. I got Africa today on the GMC basketball podcast. Thank you for tuning in. Please don't forget to subscribe comment. 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Three-Time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

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Three-Time NBA Champion Bruce Bowen

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You weren't supposed to Miss Inada Antonio baby do buffet. Everything about San Antonio's if you come in for game you don't know what I'm talking about. You make a couple of wrong tyres. Zeke is clear real fast. And that's where you understand that you need to follow directions or or listen to the right people like people listening to the right time you see what I did there. He played Well all right. I like how you did. You enjoy the All Star game. I`Ma tell you I enjoy the fourth quarter of the All Star game and and I'm only say this Bomani from the standpoint. I know we have all these individuals talk about. You know all the difference scenarios as far as the way the game has changed what I saw that gain continues to allow me to understand that it is truly about having a big man that can do some on that block. Because if you do you change the scenario of the game we saw Joel embiid late in that game. I mean who going guard him. A. D. couldn't guarding the BRAS. Schorr couldn't guard him because of the size but at the same time use around that guy with a couple of three point shooters you have the making of what the NBA has always been. And I'm not talking about Golden State. Everybody this is a Copycat League. Everybody wants to try to copy what someone else does. But you can't copy. What Golden State does they got two of the best shooters in the game so take that away and look at how the game is transferred from the standpoint of having that big to slow the game down but also to change up the scenario what goes on late in Games. Always so interesting for me to hear you say that because it's something I've been saying. All the time as people went toward the revolution two or three point. Shuna stand the math on it but the warriors have two of the greatest shooters of wall. Time I've been like if you're going to get two guys that can do all the other basketball stuff that you need plus you forty-three percent from three then you can make this work but no one one team has ever done that. No and even if you look at the Miami Heat they still had Chris. Bosh who could go down low. They have Lebron who you know. He's just he's a free nature and the fact that he's been able to do the things that he does is truly special. But prior to that Bomani I give credit to what golden state has been able to. They've never had a big man. They've never had a big man has been a dominant force there. It's always been about perimeter in that organization. You go as far back as Christmas. Mitch Richmond. Tim Hardaway senior. You know it was always about the perimeter. They just continue that model along where next thing you know. They happened to get one of the greatest players in the game. As far as Kevin Durant is concerned and now it makes them so much different but now look at things people are talking about. Well you know. I'm I'm watching. I watch and Dan Tony. Talk Hand Stephen as talk about what transpired in Phoenix. When we would go play Phoenix Bomani? We knew that they couldn't guard us. And we could guard them so in essence because they don't pay any attention to the defensive scheme of things which kind of looks familiar now with Dantonio again and Houston. We knew that we were going to be able to score but it was about getting stops. You shoot all threes. You want because percentages in heated moments. Go down from three as compared to on the block and mid range area. Yeah you know that is interesting to me about Phoenix into because I always thought the reason that Phoenix can make it work and this is what I wonder about what the Rockets Phoenix can. Make your work as well as they did to me. I WanNa know what you think about this because they s Shaw Marion Right. Like you had adequate guard point guards. 'cause Nash couldn't and a guy that could guard to four. Maybe five right like that was that. Was There Hill there war? We don't stop it could okay. Okay okay I'm sorry to interrupt you. Continue Want Beaumont but I don't know how this rockets incarnations go and do that. I've been surprised offensively. Because they've brought like Russell. Westbrook is back apparently from CNN. But I I don't know how this would as teams get a chance to adjust to what they're doing how they're going to be able to guard. People you know during the regular season is different for special players Obviously Russell. Westbrook is a special player along with James Hard but when when we get into the postseason teams play a team for for more than three games when they all they have to do is focus on you see when when they went with this small ball deal. I mean man you talk about doing everything but the kitchen sink into something. That's what they're doing right now. And the Gimmick works in the regular season regular season games for once. I got to see Wallace in a game and we won and we did it again. Next game we still one but they started to figure it out after two games. Put Bruce in in a situation where you'RE GONNA have to guard received on the block and I couldn't do that. I mean I'm too small. Same thing was at Randolph. But gimmicks work in the regular season. Because you don't have team that's necessarily focused on this game for a week. You have team focused on that game for that evening. An preparing for another game coming up the next couple of days. So that Gimmick a plan small ball it looks good right now but Bomani I and if I'm wrong I will tell you in a few months when we're on air again that hey I need to apologize because this working small ball doesn't work quite like that. You need a big out there to to to do things and so the other opponent down and the warriors is worth noting really only go small ten or twelve minutes a game right because they always have bogus. They always had Z. Had somebody wisdom size about it there you go and Matt Sustain Curl understand that you know Steve was able to do it without a big a dominant big but you still had Luc Longley. You had car right now and that you have a bison daily down there so when you have somebody that can do something down low when you force a double team now. You get those opportunities to attack wants. The ball moves from one side to the other. I hear these guys trying to do it from the wing standpoint and for outside only know you gotta be really special and then what happens when say Russell Westbrook when the team says okay. We're GONNA LIVE WITH. Russ taking all the shots we're GONNA live with. Russ doing what he does. And we're gonNA limit everybody else. We're GONNA deny James Harden the ball. Now let's just put it on us now. That sounds fine. And Dandy to Russ but after a while those guys standing on a perimeter waiting for the ball from time to time and they don't get it they start to lose their rhythm. They don't have a rhythm so when they do finally get shot even more pressure on them. Whereas if you have cappella and you go through him a little bit. I'm not saying that you just come down and dump it all the time but give the dog a bone every now and then and see what happens when a team has to rotate. Because what he's doing to me. The moral of the story is eighty two and seven not the same thing right and what you can do for. Eighty two is cool and this is to me a little bit shortcoming of the analytics revolution is that works in the large sample for eighty. Two with all the numbers tell you is one thing but when it comes down to seven most of that stuff goes out window it it added. That is so true because wants to come down to that symbol. You don't have you know two weeks two. Oh it's okay. We'll figure it out. No there is no figuring it out. Then it's about figuring it out right then and there because you don't have tomorrow to necessarily depend on. This is an interesting year. Now that we're like coming to the other side of it like I look at the east. Milwaukee fascinates me. Because they've they're gonNA Probably Win Seventy Games. They're wild impressive. Do they have anybody who can get his own shot and in? Janas Kim get shots. But he's still not as much as we say he's a better three point shooters like a couple years ago. We said that about Tamara. Rosie you look up. And he's still shooting thirty one percent right you don't want to take him out of his element and I see him with those two airballs in the game. I mean to shoot an air ball. Three that happens. You know I mean you know you just get. But he's a high value shooter. He shouldn't be shoe near ball threes. It just goes to show for me is that he's still not confident in that shot. No matter how much you work on it you have to be able to transfer it to what you do. I I know we're not talking about this individual right now. But look at Simmons Ben Simmons in the fact that Brett Brown came out early in the year and he said I want him to take more shots. If you are not confident in some Bomani you are not going to do it now. Let's take it into account where when it gets hot in the battle is is getting going and you need a shot. You need some from that individual. What teams are going to do? They're going to pack the paint against the Milwaukee Bucks and what happens is now kind of similar to what happened. Last year. They got stagnant. They didn't know what to do. It was no longer ball movement. Look this attack and the gap is hard to move the Baugh win the opponents saying hey go ahead shoot it go ahead shoot the jump shot. We'll live with that as compare to you getting into the pain and I know they got Kyle Korver. Now we're talking about cal. Korver being a little long in the tooth now whereas as soon as he ball would like get on him now. He's not knocking down those shots quite like that with further lets me know. About how important is that? We have still the specialist and the game. You can't have not full of a of of Macho guys or or Alpha males on the same floor. Everybody wants the ball. GotTa have guys that are willing to do their job. to a T. In order to fit the team which in which will allow the dominant player lack of to have open gaps to penetrate and do things in a game and none of these other casting and get down shot like that. The thing that gets me is Janas has a uses like thirty six percent of possessions or something like that. He's taking all those shots. They seems like he's almost in an older bras. Asian where I gotTa make all the shots and I gotTa make all the passes and he wants to make most of rebounds there you go and I think is a lot of responsibility to put on one player. Now I know you we have. Chris Middleton Chris Milas a very good ball player as well. I like Chris gain but I need. I need consistency from others. Maybe that means you know 'cause I'm not a big fan of a guy. Take Him Twenty Six again. Bomani because I think in those twenty shots. There were three or four bad shots. You remember the year where Lebron and Dwayne Wade had the best statistical Shooting percentage in their careers and And I think it was more or less because they took away the bad shots for better shots so now. They're not just jacking up a shot and now they're moving the ball. They're doing things and allowing everybody to have the flow. But if you remember Bomani even on those teams Lebron and Dwayne we're on. They had specialists out there. Shame Betty who can knock down threes. You had Mike Miller who can knock down threes. You had another player. Who could possibly do his own thing in Chris? Boss so we go into this I I love. I love the twins the Lopez twin. You know I love them though because they're from Fresno so but with that being said I don't want them always out on a perimeter shooting at three that you know what gets seven foot down on a block. That's what I want to see both and win. Oh when Robbins on that block. He looks good. He's hard to defend. Because he has a slow fullness in his game but he always seems to get where he wants to get. And it's a plus now what they're saying right now is that well. He's calling up the lane for for Y- honest you know what? Sometimes let's let that get caught and put Yonathan the dunker spot and let him go to work. Sometimes so that you can change it up a little bit. As compared to just shooting three point shot and quietly brick Lopez not making those threes. This year. Like he did last year. Yeah you and and see they twins and I call it. I said Robin I meant broke. The you know the I look at this is such a different game and and I don't have any fault with is just different where there was a time. Where if you miss threes in a row you knew that shot was going dictate whether you were on the floor. Next to the coaches see now. It's like hey keep shooting bounaphol no. Let's get to the point of being more efficient or get somewhere on the floor where you can be efficient. Because ultimately that's what the game is about you look at what Toronto deer with Golden State. You'll see Klay Thompson shooting a ton of threes. He was being run off the lie getting to the mid range area. Same thing with Steph Win. The game becomes more about possessions. The defense is GonNa take away the other street to the best of their ability. And now you're going to have to do what shoot mid range. I will be back in a minute with Bruce. Bowen but first hiring is challenging. 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Ziprecruiter the smartest way to hire see. Why ziprecruiter's effective for businesses of all sizes try Ziprecruiter for free at our web address ziprecruiter dot com slash Bomani. That's ZIPRECRUITER DOT COM slash B. O. M. A. N. Now let me ask you this about each so you feel good about coming out of there. I do feel good about Milwaukee but also feel good about Philly if they ever get them set and maybe it's my love and affinity for Brown that I feel this way because you look at that team. They have the pieces. Bomani is just. I wish that they had the leadership on the floor to go along with those pieces. I still look kid at at at Joylin bead and what he can do. Bomani a glimpse of it in all star game when it got when they got tight down low. You got buckets or foul with him so my obviously I'm thinking like come on. You can do that during the regular season two but it it just I just wish they have more of leadership on the floor because the coach can do it all and then I. I like Toronto. Still because people are still talking about everybody else and talking about the departure of work wise but you look at that group. They are still playing at a high level and they're doing against quality teams. It's not like they're just you know us. We we drop this drive. That one got Kyle lowry that has been big in this facilitation getting others involved. So now you have that up and down style of play with them and with crm. He's able to get to the COP and again he's still. He's not selling for jump shots but he's getting to places where he can be more of a threat for his ball club whether he murther scorn in a lane or get into the free throw line or taking those wide open shots. Yeah and Philly. Simmons is so big dogs were Pablo. Who just like ignores the Simmons faults in you know. I got to like fight against the fight that I'm always having on that because because I think the things that he's exceptional at he's exceptional ad but he doesn't try to do any of the other stuff it's like. He only seems to want to do two things that he's really good at and so would shooting to me is not even. You don't shoot threes is that you don't shoot from outside of ten feet and I can't. I've never seen a player like him. Who's just like not shooting? I'm good well. It's not that Beaumont is because his skill set is what it is and whenever we get pressed in certain things we're creatures have habits and his habit is being real good attacking that Ram and finishing with either hand. I don't I I I used to hate it. I hate it when people would say oh so and so needs to add a three point game to his game and he'll be better you know. Maybe he's not a three point shooter. Democracy rose not a three point shooter. I like the fact that he didn't necessarily start seven for those threes and still did what he did. This is what makes them special. They're special because they're able to do something that looks relatively. Maybe normal that others should be able to do but they do it at a higher level so if you are good at something. Don't don't take away from that by trying to become something else. That's what happens so much with today's youth in the game is that you might be very good at doing something. But they don't spend time on it year after year or I should say summer after summer. You look at my baby. When he first came into the game he was a very good mid range shooter and he got to that mid range game when he was with sacramental early on then. He started progressing to getting out to that three point line. That's how it works Chris Paul same thing. Chris doesn't take a ton of threes. Because that wasn't his game he knew where to get and where to be successful. You have to stick with what you do. You cannot fall in love with what somebody analysts are saying. As far as what a player needs to do especially when his former players saying that when they had an ambitious as well because I remember spree and see where see especially that boy luddite right hand. He loves his right hand so much. He drove his car in the circle so he didn't necessarily stop going left. He stuff what he was good at. Yeah but you gotta be good a shooting something. That's my thing. You gotTa be good at again. I don't need him to be a three point shooter. But you have to be willing to take a jumper because as you talk we talk about. We honest they going back off that dude and they're gonNA be playing four on five on everybody else so you say that and it's about the development of individual you have to continue to steal that confidence which I believe. Brett Brown does with Ben Simmons. Now it's up to been been has to get to the point where he's comfortable now where he's put in a mini hours at that. You're one Tony Parker. I came into Lebeau Mani. What did they do when he ran a pick and roll? They went under and and a lot of times. They still wasn't quick enough with him. Getting over that screen but what you saw. Eventually by his second and third year he started knocking down that shot but he worked so hard at taking that Shopper Amani and sometimes when these guys get into the gym and you know I remember the video that came out this summer. We've been shooting jump shots and you look at the defense. The defense in looked like they were playing to did things. You GotTa do it against me. That's one of the great things that Stan Van Gundy told me. When I was in Miami he was an assistant. There he was A. Hey it's gotta be gained speed man standing gundy with sweat passing meet Iraq and my thoughts were these if that man is sweating Mike that and he's just passing me the ball. I better do my part as well. So it's about working out game pace as well because so many times guys go through the motions Bomani. I'm constantly reminding guys how important is gain speed gains me because when you're coasting out there and then a game skis up next thing you know you go back to your old stuff and you don't even want to try the new stuff and I worry about with Philly and I'm curious your thoughts about this because you know bread. And he's been there for a while. Now I feel like them taking three or four years where nobody cared about winning like their markets still kinda. They're like the questions that people have with embiid about his conditioning and some questions about entitlement and stuff. That's what happens when you spend three years. Not Caring about winning you. That's a very very good point. You bring up there but monitor but I'll tell you this even though they didn't necessarily as you say care about winning they were still getting after they were still building that culture and once they got the pieces there. Now it's up to them and and and what happens in this in this in this day and age right now you know. There's not a lot of guys that that understand what it takes you know and I believe that's why they brought him. Horford you know. Give some veteran leadership there. But I haven't been to the finals so you you try to bring in guys. You had J. J. Redick there last year and jj they're group never accomplish the goal of representing the West in the Western Conference Coming out of the Western Conference for the finals. So you know it's still about building that building that culture and I think you know to phillies credit. They done a tremendous job building a great culture there. Now it's the onus is on the players now I know coaches get fire when players don't produce and I remember. I believe it was del Harris. That was in la or Before the whoever it was before feel jazz. Okay but I felt like you know. Y'All quit on him but now feel comes in. Everybody WanNa play now see. That's the other part you know and I'll say it right now but Mani those players and win championships after not making the playoffs that have been there for a few years. They need half a salary cut because they actions do cover. Buddy Buddy Bruce Man. That's the only way you motivate them. Now how many guys say you know I? It sounds odd game. This this is my thing you know. Blood sweat and tears man please. You didn't even die on the floor for a loose ball but you mean blood sweat and tears come on man we gotta get that hunger with these guys today. It is bad but east. I'm getting warm to Boston. I'm really getting warmed Boston. And what and what for me with Boston is that I don't know if you can do it with that. That style of play that they have without the big. You gotta I know in this. Cancer is doing a fantastic job there but I I need to see less jump shots and better shots. Let's let's take away seven of the Baz shots from the young core. Get better shots. You know what I mean. So that means okay. Just pay them when you don't want your jacket that three. I want you to continuously stay on on on the attack and see and this is where you know. This is where coaching especially. Today is a lot like parenting. You know as a parent. You don't WanNa be your child's friend that ain't show job. Your job is to raise that child to the best of your ability so they can succeed in life even after. You're gone long on so I need more more fervor on them. I need more disciplined on now. I need you getting on them and letting them understand that. Hey man look here. I'm the coach. You do your job and we will succeed. I just don't feel like that. You know Stevens is that way enough. Because what's transpired in the past there so this is my thought on them. I worry about a team whose best players six one right like if your best player if your best offensive option is six one. I worry about that but if your best option is six eight now. We're talking about something. Different and tatum gets himself to a place where he's a guy that you can really lean on late. So we got. We Got Brown. I look at Gordon Hayward really as a high end complementary piece rather than being a guy that you can truly lean on no you can't lean on him and s okay but you you go back to that. Six one piece. I don't know of any you know that that's where it gets a little tricky. Because what happens in the playoffs. They start to pick and roll with the one and for a one in five. And you're not getting around that next thing you know it say switch and I love his game but at the same time on the defensive side. You don't ever see any dog and hand like like Chris. Paul Chris Paul switch onto somebody. They still know that I all. Hey I've gotta be careful around him because he's GonNa Fight. That's that's just who he is. And when you have those scenarios now. I Know Marcus Smart People. Say Oh well you just put Marcus smart on him. Well no it. Don't always work that way because Steve. Nash ran into this problem as well whenever the game gets tired. They will seek you out just as you've seen in the playoffs with Steph curry everything whenever guard. Let's go get him. Let's go create the switch there so from that standpoint. I I don't know if you can do it with with that style With that small of a guard. And what transpires there do? Marcus smart fascinates me because the one thing I feel like he's good at his stuff. You know what I mean like like like like I like I hate that. I mean we are like Oughta flopping but you know gotta eat right right gotTa do what you gotTa do? But he makes me makes every team. He's on better whenever he's out there. You are better in his just because he goes hard right strictly because he goes hard but you know what he plays with a plays with it and and you need it on the floor because you see what happens. I you mean to tell me. He's the only guy that can play it. I don't think so but he just goes to show you that. He's a role player. He's a role player that enjoys his role. Whatever it might be that night it might be shooting threes at night And I still think sometimes you can say hey. Hey Martha's not a good one. That's not a good one. You know when you got when you when you have at the time Kyrie Irving on the floor and you choose to take the last second shot. That's where I'm talking about the the line of order guys you know we always say Kyi. Ip or no. You're personnel. Is You gotta understand what's going on and whose hands the ball needs to be in. I just think there's still not enough discipline with that Boston. 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You talked about the Lakers and the clippers and then Denver I. I'll go with you on this. But what the Lakers have. They have a big. That can finish down low and a big that you can dump the ball in late in the game. You know you saw that against quite a few of their games here late in the game they can dump the ball into the get some solid. Get a great shot get wide on the shot or get to the free throw line those other different intangibles that. I'm talking about that. Creates when you have a big man you gotTa Lebron James. You take the Lebron James I and I know the broncos play with Kyri. He's played with Kevin Love but Kevin. Love is nothing like a d so career was nothing like a d as far as what he could do. See Lebron still able to facilitate and then get to ad whereas it didn't work as well as far as Lebron coming down facilitating in giving the Kyri. Even though you have those moments where he could swing it to him and get something really good. You don't want the Bron James on the wing just waiting for someone else to do. Things is because he creates so much. That's why he's facilitating you. Talk about the clippers. My biggest issue with the clippers right now though is that who the role guys that will play with the stars. See we talk about Williams. What look what he's able to do. He's a scorn about mantras. What he's doing he's scoring the only one right now. Is Patrick Beverley that you can say okay. I need you to focus on this guy and let's take that person out defensively but other than that. I mean you got Paul George who can score you. Got Quiet I can score and then when you talk about bringing Lou Williams in or mantras how will they say okay? I'M GONNA take less shots so that he could shine or if that guy trying. How's that other guy's GonNa stay in rhythm to be able to steal attack and do things if he's not getting the ball so much and I don't feel like they have enough guys get shots for other people because Leonard is handling the ball more than he ever has got more assistant ever but is in large part? Because I don't know who else on that team is supposed to do it like I think we overrate Lou Williams just because we kinda like them like we like the idea of him. Bends Guide Vinnie. Johnson over. He's you know that year that I did. Color commentary with them. I saw Liu and I remember who as a player in what he did. He's definitely evolved as the score to becoming a better playmaker. But now what we talk about Lou Williams that he's older now. So now he's not that young Lou that was coming off able to give you instant offense right then and there now might take a few possessions before he gets going so I I think he's I. Just you know what I haven't seen anything as far as fluidity within their offense. I haven't seen them come down past ball from one side of the floor to the other other than after a time out. You know it's now okay. He'd Go Paul. Okay here you go here you go you go Paul. You know. There's a guy here you go is just sometimes when you have that type of of I think offense the power you really have to get even more creative in your schemes in the process of getting easy baskets whereas you don't want coli facilitating so much now. You want him at the Max. I want quiet to take more than three dribbles before he goes into a shot. See when you take that away now. Standing looking goes away now. You don't have that. Now you've got guys moving because you don't know where the shot is gonNA come from it's Kinda like Sacramento back in the day when they ran their so you had to play it to a T. In order to try to limit what they do because they had so many counters within their offense their two best players always right like Paul George. It's a different injury from time to time and Kawhi Leonard. I just feel like this isn't discussed enough right. I watched him at the end of the postseason last year of those games in the finals and watching them over and his knee is always a problem. And so I wonder if they go deeper into the postseason like durability of your top two guys Madison. Laugh all the time when people are like well. I don't know can you trust? Abc's body Lebron's body. I'm like dude. You're talking about. Trust the client. Paul George. Yeah and you look at ad. Where I think it's because of have more for system for him and now he's not as required as he was say like in New Orleans to do so much bringing the ball up creative soffer someone else. Oh by the way. Go Post up here just past the cell phone the block and see what happens. I think now it is more of a conscious effort taking care of his body number one. I think it was a huge scare for Lebron James last year with all that time. He missed injury because that had never happened before. You also got the naysayers talking about. Well he is getting older. He is getting older so. I think you have more of a team. A group there that is understanding about taking care of their body. I think Colwell poke has developed. He's continuously developing into a better fit guy on the floor. That's not just looking for the ball to do his thing. And when you have an avery Bradley able to knock down shots now and also not losing. What Got Avery? Bradley two where he was when he was in Boston. And now is that too nasty on defense? If you have that those are all good things especially with the length and range of what the Lakers have it. No no one. No one ever thought savell McGee would be such a great asset for this ball club. They just put him in the right spot and you look at front line with him in a D. Lebron. Come Oh man. That's length right there so I talked about those others. Those other pieces learning the gang getting caught up on the game. I I've said this before but I think the worst thing that could have happened for the National Basketball Players Association. The Players Association was that they took away the month of training camp. Because now you have teams after the All star break. They're gonNA play better because they've had time to do things you know. I think sometimes you just need to put the body in in a in a physical Tough situation when it comes to two days so that you prepare for. This eighty two game season but not only prepare for eighty two game season. You also preparing your mind. See now they can't do two days if you do one practice. Then you've gotta follow the film session and I think that hurts the game because of the developed now you got kids coming into the game that don't understand the game and you can't necessarily teach them the game like you would like to because you have games going on now at broad Denver a second ago. I Love Yogurt his game and like he's he. He is a monster. I feel like whenever I go up and down their roster. I can name enough dudes where I feel like. This is a team that could slash should compete for a championship. And then I think at the end I'm like but nope they're gonNA lose in the second round. Well I think part of it is because of the U. At the at the guard position. I mean you look at what. Murray's able to do now talking about their guards. Their guards are they. They are good when they are on. They are good when they're on. But now well Mani you understand this because you follow the game for quite some time. Sometimes it's not about that guy doing his thing. All the time sometimes is best for that guy to now play off of what they can with Yokich see. His yoke is I think you and I have discussed this. Has Its bad game style. So he could have played in the seventies eighties nineties. I mean just he he understands it and if those guys would just I think would truly understand what they haven't him they would understand. They don't have work so hard to get shots. Because what you have is this is stems from a lot of. Au stuff as far as players. Breaking guys down one on one as compared to let your kids getting there. Because he's a willing passer now. The difference is he kicks it out to wide open guy. Who's either going down to three or attack is coming off. A pass is coming off a defense now adjusting and closing out. I guarantee you. There's so much better against a team closing out than they are when they're trying to break somebody down one on one that comes with age as guys start to get more mature in this game. They start to realize that they don't have to do all that to show their worth more than anything else. All they need to do is just play the game. Now where are you on Utah Where are you on Utah Vertebras? Well right now I I. I liked that they Oh Goodness San Antonio Kids Cleveland Carson. I think he gives them a different dynamic. He gives More dependability from the guard. Position and I I doubt of the Mitchell hasn't had that kind of year right now and I don't know is it. Because he's maybe a little fatigued or shot selection. Sometimes I just. I don't feel like he's having that type of year that we've we've seen from him last year. No and a lot of that has to do with more awareness on him this year and what he does but now from him going from score to facilitate. I think he had to do so much and then he wasn't getting any help from the point guard position. And you know rudy go. Bears not a guy even though he's a big he's not a guy that you can dump the ball down to each and every time. I think bengals has been. He's been solid for them and continues to be solid. It's just you know you don't you. Don't fear playing Utah especially when you'RE IN UTAH. Now there was a time where you have to go to Utah. You okay man out too now we gotta deal with these players and Carl Malone and Stockton. Now it's not necessarily that way and and I'm still trying to figure it out as I watch games there's moments where you're saying a high there it is then there's moments where you just. Kinda like man could it? Could this be it you know? Do you blow it up. Do you break it up. What what goes on. I've always felt like at least it's not Aaron. I think Quinn's really good but everything they get comes out of skiing right like like. I don't I always looked at them. And this is my criticism hayward when he was there is that can you go get a bucket right. Is there anybody that we got and Mitchell can? But if you're the only dude who can we know how tricky is and when he's going to get a bucket? How does it make the others? Look do they watch. Are they still moving? Think part of that is because what we seems. For so many years we Utah and Carl Malone and Stockton. It was a one four. Say You knew what was going to happen. Tacitus DOT stabbed. They're gonNA pass over there. Hornicek my spot. Oh He's going to set a legal screen or home alone. I know I know you know that was that was no extra. No it's just. It's one thing that people don't understand is that I'm GonNa go from the development standpoint of players today. You know you get a kid that goes to college for one year and then he leaves after that one year now he goes to the NBA draft. He's he's a high pick. And now you WanNa you WANNA teach that kid. What's your schemes are and what he can do out of it. Well the young man didn't develop so much in college. Which is what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to get better in college. And maybe he got better at one thing. But what about the other things? Expecially with you being a go-to guy. Now you need to understand how to read defense. You need to be able to think you know sometimes one or two plays ahead to see where the ball needs to go and how it will get there. You'll hacking a lot of that right now with. I think it's it hinders the process of what the NBA team can be and they have to deal with those because they have to reteach the game to the young guy coming in now. And I think you're starting to see a lot of and I think that's affecting the Utah Jazz right now. I think it affects everybody around the League. And then you take you know. Players have been traded their now they have to get their mindset for that and and it's not easy with Quinn and what he does as far as the scheme of things but at the same time you know you have to. You have to just keep plugging away from the coach standpoint. But I think that's one of the biggest issues right now. As far as what they're doing we'll be back in a minute. We're Bruce Bowen. But I you know your numbers you don't know your business with Nestle about Oracle has set out to solve because most companies don't have a clear picture their finances and that's why many businesses fail the question for any business owner out there is. Are you confident that you've got the right numbers at your fingertips? I mean I know feels like I get some bad info some bad stats and try to come out here and tell it to you. You think I'm crazy. Serious entrepreneurs and finance teams run on net suite by Oracle the world's number one cloud businesses nets. We'd offers full picture all your finances all in one place in real time right from your phone or your desk. No more guests. 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It is a guy that when he came into the game he couldn't shoot. I don't know if you can still say that. He's he's he's an improved shooter but he's still not a knockdown shot kind of guy he's not a guy that can come off screen and swing. You're right in there because he read the defense when you feed guys constantly. Yes they look good or when they're able to take all kinds of shots that they want. Yes they look good but Andrew Wiggins is is not that he's not that dude that you say oh man. Minnesota's just got worse because they lost town. No I think they got better because now you know if you obviously you look at players you look at what what Russell was able to do. He can put that ball in the hole. But that's something that Andrew Wiggins never developed. He never became that guy. There that can put the ball in the hole and then on the flip side. I'm a defense because he's athletic as all get out but he's always been that. So what is it about Andrew Wiggins? He is who he is. It's not that he's a bag is not that he's a bad player. He's just not the player that they hoped he would be and a lot of times when a player is not the player that they hope that they would be. They ended up getting traded. Later on when now you can look back and say man. What if we would have did this a long time ago? He'd been a bus hiding in plain sight right like he does. He's be does the stuff that if you watched USA site because you'll put up those points per game numbers right like you'd be out there. Like scored twenty four points a game. How could you say that? He's a bus and be like yo he didn't he literally didn't do anything else. Had No impact on the game. And that's where this is where the whole some with some people the analytics and with some people what they think about the analytics. This is what happens when those things get going on. They get to talk about those things. And you're like wait yeah. He scored twenty. That's empty twenty four points and people say. How can you say someone had empty Twenty four points. Well if you lost by twenty it really don't mean that and if you're not having impact so marcus. Smart has an impact on the game whether he scores. Eight fifteen or twenty. See even when eight points you can see. You still see the. He's effective on the floor. There are many nights where Andrew Wiggins. He's on the floor and even when he scorn you like. Yeah but it just. I don't I didn't I didn't know he had eighteen points in the first half. Those are the things that happens with Shooters but also guys are just. Don't impact the game and I don't know what to make of as mayor Karl Towns I. It's all there exist is not so I you know we talked about this earlier. Let's let's go back a little bit now. This is the same organization who draft a two point guards who can shoot the top Tan. I believe yes you know whereas flat now good question see. Rubio has continued to develop. But Oh my goodness it took years before. Rubio could you know? Now get to a point. Where he he? He's not thinking about shot. He's always been a great facilitator on offense. He's a true point guard and it's not saying that you can't it's it's just a it's a bad thing if you can't shoot as a point guard but it's such a necessity. It is such a necessity. I remember Eric Snow Eric. Snow can shoot say anybody but he was effective on the floor. So you look at the organization and the character guys that they're getting you know I if I'm a GM and and I'm building. I guys that care about the game and that don't want to leave the jam and that play with certain like a Marcus smart. I need that because there's going to be dark days. It's not always the most talented guys at that are going to get you to the promised land. Sometimes it's the most limited guys but have the biggest hearts out there on the floor and that will get on the floor for a loose ball and not leave it to someone else. Say That's what you have in a lot of the game today. Is that guys more concerned about self more than anything else as compared to how can we build this? They brought in post gives who. Who's a no nonsense kind of guy? Now you got sanders in there which is fantastic. But you you gotta be able to coach guys you gotta be able to get on a guy. No I coach Izzo Kozo. You think he less stuff fly with his guys at Michigan State. He loves his team but he is also understand that he needs to stay on those guys because they don't they don't have it yet and you have a lot of guys right now that have been in Minnesota that feel like. Hey I'm here this is me. Yeah no man. It's about continuously improving and it seems right and and I don't know if you agree with this Bomani but a lot of that life left wing. Cagey left Cagey learned it from Kevin. Mckell right care work with him and let him know. Hey man no every single night you gotta bring it see. I think this is one of the biggest issues that a lot of the players that played in that era they look at they look at players now and the first thing they say man these guys are soft and a. Lotta people get upset at that. And it's not the soft aspect of things but when they came into the game you had to try out for teen. Bomani don't about a trial for games anymore. Nobody child for teams no more. They're placed on a team. They're placed on the team. So where's that aspect of man? I want that position I need to work. Hard for that. Position doesn't work that way. You must work. And if they fit law if they feel a bump or they feel a little soreness somewhere they shut it down. What do you may? I kid at this Nike Elite Camp one of the top fifty top the top twenty five dollars twenty five high school and this. Gar did work. The first two days boy sat out the next two. I said my man. How come you're not playing today? I got a little elbert. Besides I says you know I play with a guy on Iverson. He had that and a list of other things going on with his body for a whole season. So you gonNA sit out because of that. And he just looked at me like oh here with that man. I ain't trying to hear that that attitude onto the floor now with a lot of today's you. I'm not saying everybody is built that way. But think about those things when kids don't have to trial for stuff and you're just giving them things and then we wonder why they don't have no hunger or no desire to get after it. Marcus Smart Status School another year to work on his game. Marcus smart wasn't scared of that. He wasn't scared of improvement. You must love these Miami. He then with Jimmy. I couldn't wait you to say something about that. Hard work contains Jimmy. Jimmy like I look at all. These are people saying that Jimmy was the problem. Auto sees a terrible now that he's gone and every team he goes to his bed when he shows up man. Jimmy Lee for forty years Jeevan that long. Now the thing is it's the culture they get that you know but Monica's you spent time there you know it's the culture now you take young guys come into this game and you put them in that culture. What happens there? They develop they get better. And you weed out all others. Oh No pun intended on the week. But that's the case man you look at them on offense. They run it with a purpose. It Ain't no isolated. Okay do your Thang. Do you know is movement back screen re scree. Skip the ball here. They attack the basket. Bam Outta Bio. Oh my goodness I love him and Kentucky. I felt like in the ball enough of Kentucky. But you look at what he's able to do now because of development they're going to continue to work with him and he's an environment where you work. You work you work and through work. That's where you find. Success is somewhere hidden in the work. So if you don't put in the work then you can't expect to have the success but what you have with a lot of other spots. Oh man we gotta get this work in. But they're not working and his shows as they play but you look at that man hero hero act like he'd been F- ever and I made you look at how they they vied they jail on the floor. But it's because of all the work that they're doing with one another and even with Jimmy now. Jimmy's not the one working. If everyone now you got someone who can take that leadership role and give them some type of accountability on the floor. Which is what you're missing in Philly now. I'm not saying that he was that in Philly. But I'm just saying you see a difference. Now you see what what what Miami has compared to what Philly doesn't have and I I gotta go to this early in the year somebody ass Joel about his diet and the first thing he said. Oh no no no died man. Do you realize if you take care of your body? Now you knees would be better. You carry too much weight on the knees. We're not talking about his skills that because even with that he's still good but just think if he truly loved it like man i. I don't know when Kobe decided to stop eating certain meats and I'm like I. I love me a steak. He went to fish because he was concerned about his body. And so when we talk about how guys get to certain places in life it is no it is not by accident that the Miami Heat has a success that they have now my I I've been there. I understand what goes on there. But it's it's through the work and so when you see it team that works hard when you see a team that puts in the time it just makes it for me. It makes me happy. Because that's what I've always known was. The improvement in life is the work that goes on before but can they win the east. Tricky right with with all that word. Just about Bruce. Can you know right now? The only only not for me with the inexperience you know and I know you got an all star out of bio and Jimmy up. But you know I it's not just about to Is is is the inexperienced right now and I think it's been a huge ask that a huge asset for them to keep some of the old hairs around you look at a lot of people on that side of the people that have been in that organization. That's had victories there so I think they can but I'm not I'm not I need a few more months. I need two months to see the constant improvement because I think it's just there. It's the inexperienced right now and their youth but I think this is a great star for them before we get out of here. I love this idea of having to guard. Rashi Wada's like that. I'm sure he was talking to you the whole way. She not man look here. She see used to do stuff. Like I've always had a relationship with him. And and and I mean this is a six ten bruce six seven with high heels on But you know when I was frightening all she's I go ahead with their bruce. You Ain't gonNA be able to do this. And then he catch it and any. He's shoot aside as sometimes you just. You can't do that about thirty days. Just gotTA run on down to the next in an an and yell at ten. Say Go jail you know. That's all they do but she she now we. We always been good and to know that. He's giving back to the game right now. He's coaching in North Carolina High School. She Wallace's coaching. So now. I I I know your next question is what does he do when his play? Technical Bomani wasn't my next question. My next question was about you. Know when you had garden impose wondering and if you had any like you know special techniques that she was in there using us a little undermanned special techniques specialty go with the Ler overtop since two thousand nineteen and this is what you WanNa do. You know what? Hey I'm good brother. I talked to my parents this. I told her that I was going to talk to you. Today told her and she says you know what Bruce. You have improved so much lifted way. You're not even sweating when you say that I said you know. But he's GonNa try calm flick. He's our just wanted to give some insight on what page you will. All all offense seeing this is something else that you see. See what you do all right now you compliment i. I'm not like I was three years ago when you compliment me. I didn't know what was going on. I just turn around right now looking behind me trying to make sure our see something coming at right now. I want to teach the kids. The Game Brose. This kids listening out here. I thought maybe they could hear from you. What you gotTa do you. GotTa Ghardaia do three inches taller than you. Good help side is what it is. You gotTa have good health and every now and then you need to push you gotta you gotTa push men make sure they don't dribbles now if they fall it ain't because they got tripped Bomani. You're right you're right. You're right not no. I'm I'm Oh right now. What you yeah I I took away your angle. Now well played. Well played one less day before we go. This is probably GonNa talk to. You is proud to be events cars last year and league and I was just wondering if you wanted to pay some kind of tribute to attribute paying tribute vis. I mean I mean now. Mass was amazing. But but my thing was number one I didn't want to be on the highlights and number two with with this. I don't ever want him to think I was friendly with him. I know this and so you know one time I happened to do some Score and there's a break in the play and he's standing there man. How's that was a good shot there? And I I had like he wasn't talking to me and so he looks at tearoom. Anybody Secure My. Hey did you hear me and just kind of always the And so he's like yeah man. That's that that was nice. Move all you got those new kicks on And I just adding daddy like your grandma statue in Church when you got a mouthful of candy and you know you as suppose had no canyon a sanctuary that look right there. That's what I gave him and he just went on down cord just kind of mumbling to himself and I know what is. I'm trying to be cool with this dude man I'm trying to. I'm trying to bury the hatchet. I didn't want that hatchet. Buries what is your. What do you Bruce Man? He didn't do what it wasn't about that. I just WANNA know friends with no guys on the car I had. That was the that I had to keep because he was good. He was so good. I mean I. I don't think guys understand. They only see the dunk contest. They don't see the guy that always played second fiddle in college with Antoine Jamison. You know they didn't know that this guy could do what he did you know so when he comes onto the scene and he starts doing these things if like. It's amazing what he did but at the same time. I think it all happened so in such a way where he never had that other piece and he could do a lot more than say like we talked about. What LEBRON'S CLEVELAND? When he took them to the finals in very see that who else was on his squad. I'm talking about Vince. Carter in Toronto that you could say oh man. They should have got to the finals right. I know that Tom Young Tracy McGrady when that time about that one you know but he was doing those things but doing it. Well I mean shoot. He shoot it. He could create shots. He creates shots for others. I mean we always saw about Lebron. He's working on this or the bond is work on nobody say that about vents. It was more or less about the fact that hey man. He's so talented. Why hasn't he gotten there so for me? It was about competition because I knew how good he was. Just see when you going up against somebody and you. You don't have that talent. You gotta figure out ways to keep them guessin. I kept from guessing. See like if if a lot of guys knew how I felt about them now. Back then man. You wouldn't be talking to me showing me no champion. Who That who they got that ball hairdo goatee like me and Buddy ain't on TV a lot is. Is that what you would have been doing that? Laser jet is by bad bruce. Bowen I appreciate you join it as you will. Always my favorite president have all the talk about. Who's I'm glad you could make the time at no Combo. Good talking to you too. Thank you bad. Ladies and gentlemen. Thanks so much for joining us here on the right time due to a couple of times a week. Mamane gave Bassein. Hannah's everything behind the scenes. Thank you sir. Also thank you to our sponsors. Thanks to my computer career. 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TTW's All Star Ballot

Through the Wire

50:40 min | 1 year ago

TTW's All Star Ballot

"Walk me through the wire. It is time for our official. NBA All Star game ballots. Hopefully already I mean we've been talking about this for a while and I know Yeltsin with a lot of time together your personal lists you deserve this by But it's aluminum spot and I'm glad you said that goes before we get into this disclaimer. So people are going to be left off so you know what I mean. Don't tweet he hit me up was talking about why this guy's not here is the I don't have any bias. I did this. The most fares waited i. Could you telling me Markus is more than make your all stylists exactly. I don't want those type of mentioned everybody can't make it. Obviously and these are personal is and like I actually have a ballot. Yeah Yeah Yeah we get about last year we thought it was GONNA be this year this year we sent his next year. We will get the media about these lists. You know mean something for our episode but in all reality I don't want a hundred tweets mentions talking about wide input. This guy here as if my shit is actually the real ballot it also. There's the things that we're we're not predicting who will end up making it. We're doing based on right now. Who deserves to be here There is still like two weeks before the official rosters are released so there are certain earn players that can they're stocking gross player Stockins rob which is based on right here right now and any other disclaimers this real quick to for the east. This is Joel embiid because he is hurt And they didn't say he's GONNA be back in two weeks they say they're going to be reevaluated. And my thought process just what I'm thinking if the All Star game is less than a month away. He's going to be reevaluated. In two weeks which which is Kinda even closer to the game I think that the seventy sixers and him. We'll take precautionary measures and don't play especially since they actually you know win against rustic. But he is there but I don't have them on my list because I just generally don't that he's GonNa play but he he's all are supposed to be our live so it's GonNa be a little bit different. I have resolved I mean yes. I don't think he's GonNa play so I don't have him on my thing just because I generally don't think is gonNA play interesting song. We want talk with the East East East Kevin's Gar Gar. Four four four. We start on I did. I did mind like five two. So who can I gar mine was Kemba Walker Kemba Walker for me to year. Okay because I felt like had a way better season and kimball so physically elite teams the question about the whole thing. It's always going to be a debate around all star game. Do you value player that maybe not putting up trae young type numbers but on a winning team and helping close out games a little bit more. Howdy y'all see the whole thing? 'cause for me I'LL SAY MY I. It doesn't matter to an extent stat but there's always going to players that are on losing teams. Making the game has happened. I think the exact set was like. There's an average of four players on a losing team. Every single all star game trae young is going to be one of those guys. Yeah Mellow was also started when the next one ten games But I guess I mean some people. It's about winning as as we'll see when we get to the West I have a guy in there because he does. He has numbers. His numbers aren't as better as guy and another guy but he's winning and I think there's certain people in certain guys I just come on say root beer me and my western conference thing and he made over somebody who made technically better but at some point we have to acknowledge players contribute to winning and they actually play. There's a lot of context each store. 'cause because I in the past reasons I booker was arguably could have been an all-star is numbers but he always gets no because people say he's not a winning player right to me his bouchut because it's just like what we we do. These things like that and we contribute to winning and then when players leave duties big three teams So that they can win because y'all said they didn't they can't have you can't have a war because they're not winning can be all stars who the non winning so then they're gonNA say shit since I can't have nothing without winning. I'M GONNA make sure I win. Yeah I look at the context team he was on. They're not expecting a team to exact territory we've got to put up. MVP numbers but even be closer to play their leisure laser. Now he's putting up crazy crazy players teams like the fact that they put up numbers like that says a lot because obviously the team like for tree putting up those numbers in his second year when a team team. That's the worst too by the way. Yeah especially they. Just beat the spurs to since they haven't beat the Spurs in laws. That's one or two years since they beat the Spurs at home. Okay so what they were like only twenty two because you only play one time and I oppose arena but yet that was a really good game in trae young and Kevin hurt her. We're the ones that close it out. trae young is my second. Is Well Kim Walker so we got the same guard so I UH-HUH STARTING guard. I've calories my second starting guard. Oh this now to see. I'm leaning on his side just from the winner. For this case trae young still still all star. No doubt for me definitely team of flow up was her still carry that team so at the lowry. Battling somebody and I don't know who I'm GonNa pick until so you get to them. Oh Okay I have that same thing in the western conference. I told Mike I'm Melissa. y'All pick y'all pigs and maybe y'all can help help me finish out my list based on pig. But I'm I'm glad that we got some different. How law has been very good? This season you remember free event fleet. Yeah Yeah but you've been hurt for a minute. And so they dealt with a ton hon of injuries this season and they continue to stay afloat because the one consistent has been cow law being calar. He's put up similar numbers to last year. He's playing more minutes than taking more shots but his numbers are pretty similar in last year. He's an all star Four spot number one number one I I I just had his during this is for sure. And he's a captain Captain Janas seeing anybody debated and if you are you need to cut got it out. CUT It out. He is probably if he could send us this. And the Bucks Katina's second Africa season going to win every game. That was my preseason pick even though again it is a born pig but Janas is that type of guy like you know. Even he put up exactly season three point. He's he's he's gotten better. In every statistical category it does year. What's his? MVP crazy to say so. Yes he is attention like sixty percents. Central didn't was it thirty percent. I don't I think he said I'm only sixty percent of the way so you and then human few years ago Joel Embiid was asked. He said he was sixty. Nine percent healthy the album that Jane grow says something and then he was like on. Sorry I'm eighty one percent on this. That's what he was they perform. Here did the Players Tribune thing where he's like. I'm not trying to. I'm trying to win a fucking title. I like that. I like that from him. Money is a Jimmy Butler next. Frontcourt player Self explanatory that he got the heat a lot higher in a lot better than I think anybody. Nobody could have predicted. I'm interested to see of the. He has another player for. y'All know as far as star. Yeah Yeah because a lot of people was asking that is specifically. I don't I have to Miami. He team y'all spoiling spoiling. They don't have it in East Twenty nine twelve wearing the best home teams in the League at eighteen one and I just like to approach Jimmy Brothers made the year. He's not really emphasizing. Anything about statistical numbers. He's you're showing that and again. This is a this is a guy what we're talking about impact statistically there's a lot of players who maybe it maybe have better numbers than him when you talk about impacting winning impacting culture putting your DNA into a team in riding going. He's done that as as a better than anybody. Almost the season Brazier undefeated still with him. Having a game he takes less than six shots which is all he makes less than suggests which I'm not saying he has to shoot shots but he doesn't care about being a twenty plus it's all about winning from and they extend extender numbers and do all of these crazy things but he's just kind of. I don't think that's true definition of leadership where I'm going to let tyler hero and Bam do what they can do to be comfortable because I oh okay can do. Any of those Underrated Thing that goes with it as you build a lot of confidence in those other players. He's going to be ready to take those shots. Obama BIOS not going to think twice about trying to make a play without Jimmy S.. SMART because why. He's going to need them as much as you know. They're going to need him. Say That says good to do that now. Now when the playoffs come they already have kind of like water. They need justice ones though because they have so many playmakers already battled emerging flipping this small. But again on you're going to. I mean I understand what you're saying but I just don't know what they would even get. This is like where does he fit in. The course of it's all up in the air. Come back though. 'cause I need you. I got Pascal. I got spicy spicy. He now spicer music case similar to like the Joel beat. He's missed. He's played thirty games a season. He missed a chocolate of the year. But in those thirty zero ladies there twenty one nine and there's thirty games and he started off the season. Just shut up the doubters. The doubters in the very game sees a put a forty four and we relied could he kept up and he so far. This season has been a credible twenty four points per game seven and a half rebounds about four system we run an warm forty five percent to thirty nine percent from three is the one s surprised. Surprised the hell out of me coming into this season because last year so okay on his. MIT season he went from a guy that cannot make a corner three to guide to be one of the most assistant ordinary. What is it that sunset? Because when I watch him he does take any actually takes them off the dribble and six point one four thirty nine percent of six point want threes. which is that is ridiculous numbers again? He went from twenty two percent to six to thirty seven percents Almost forty percent tennyson. Yeah this is one of the real. G's we bought them up this one like I started about Pascal Seattle and I was like taking three Ooh over thirteen over the and then also a couple episodes after that we were just talking and I was like. I'll take past gus yakking. Wherever be superstar player like I was we were talking about their roster and here we are? We not by superstar just yet south to Rico hines but here we are all star starter for me at least in other guys at the table. Also last but not least all-star starter. Just because like I said before I am not I'm in the mindset of Joe be won't play an all star game you'll probably going to have a replacement so I didn't have him on my list Just for that reason if how will be my my Uh In my Ma starters but I have pascal so I have trae young Kimball Jimmy Janas in Pasco Joel was start putting in my starting lineup. I also did that I didn't really take into account that. He may be back before the if he's not back before the all-star break where you don't have three or four games leading up to it. I could definitely we see him getting a replacement and I think it happens like every single year. Somebody gets voted in and he's injured like we had to Wayne Way CALC over the Angela Russell with I forget exactly who was last year but big. Yes yes so. I had this all the time but I did have to be. This is like still in my eyes. He's a top center in a year when he's on the court he's impact with one game to hopefully hopefully does the reevaluated. Instead of back yeah and I know they have an actual goal to win a championship so even if he probably is back a couple of games they might let him rest and just really fully recoverable. We'll see we'll see if he's GonNa play the obviously he'll be a starter but if not it'd be mustard. WHO's your guy might shelby two? So then we got a couple of players that we all agree. All how about your guard spot off the bench for the Eastern Conference trae young as my first guard. Make Sense Jimmy Jimmy Butler while we were we. Don't matter you our my Ben Ben Simmons for me I will Larry at this point we we are talking about. How Good Kyle lowry has been and again? He's one of those do so like for some reason he gets a lot of twitter. Hey maybe because he had a couple of bad playoff performances. But I think he's been he's actually perform pretty ruin the playoffs recently. He's been pretty yeah. He's been very good the last couple of seasons in the playoffs. But you know jokes lasts forever. I guess a second car. Spa I went with Ben. Simmons is is guaranteed. Lock even if you don't enjoy his offensive game. The defense alone has been incredible like all aw. NBA First thing defensively type things and then. Obviously he's also still giving you like sixteen seventy seven or something like that. He's still like carrying a team with your forgave him for me is now. He's doing Joel. embiid yeah again Alaska gangster. You've been doing. He's been prove it not prove me wrong but he's been doing what I've been asking like. Let's continue to. Let's say aggressive in the second. Half and the Bulls aggressive before on the court would appoint counterpart Big Desk. Don't don't go lower like like that again. Now keep doing that way some day right you wake up with my modest second guard is being Chicago. you know again this is one of those situations where you talk about the winning and what not you know. I'm going to hometown love and I'm not saying he deserves and make you just because he plays for saying but you know he's GonNa add to it but his playmaker jump for me this year which has stood out for me and I think he didn't make mine but he was literally early right on the border for those guards pilots for Ben Simmons and everything like that but his playmaking. I think he's definitely carry the offense for the Bulls for the most part of so. He's definitely improved. He definitely that flashes where he shows it. But it's not consistent a lot of games. He come out and have one assists now. I did not know my list hurts my heart but I think that the players have above deserve it a little bit more but it's not crazy because last year we were in Charlotte for all star. Break if you look at Kemba Walker stats until the all-star break compared to Zach Levine. Stats right now from the all-star Break Zach Levine stats are are are better and the team is more successful than the Hornets team. uh-huh now exactly the fan votes like Kemba Walker. But their numbers are so these numbers are better but very close. So it's not crazy like I was trying to say like it's crazy for him in his home. Exactly chance via as you know the system the playmaking whatever but I dislike that. He's taking consistency on leading the team. He is night into nine. Your best player early. In the season it was a little inconsistent but in the U. S. for I'm telling you grow up fro in the NBA. Some happened to you. Basketball League players have froze. Joel Jordan Johnson. Aw but over the course of time. He's really stood out of job. Best playing really put. Put Your team on your back. And he has some special games That didn't get a lot of tissue because you see a games. Yeah eight three even Charlotte game. y'All came back and hit the game winning shot. He just has all star moments and I feel like he's an all star player. He's going to be exciting nine. He's going to be a player. THAT PEOPLE WANNA go out and go out and watch and you know you gotTa Start Credit and people for being able to play on bad teams. They have to have something to look forward to already teams. He already not GonNa make the playoffs. So now we're still like four games out but it's about. I'm sorry it's populist you bet as now you don't even want to be in the playoffs so it's like you can't beat a team over five hundred because Dan. We'll we'll have that convenience fuckin- heat I think. Is there similar to like your last year's Devon seven booker. We're like yeah great numbers great numbers but I feel like some guys deserve it a little bit more in my thing with this. I'm not trying to convince anybody that I have the perfect list and I'm more so not arguing against anybody arguing for so exactly Wien is is a guy that I had as my second Gore. Let's go to the first four spot. I'll I'll go out and say Jimmy Butler is my first four fourth and steals per game and pass a flex and so forth and in a third and loose ball recovered. Those may nothing besides factor soda. Jimmy Butler still allows two way player. He's a hustler he's he's a leader in every sense of the word and he find that found. The perfect place is far as the CO chair. Miami just fits him perfect is reminiscent to like Chicago. Bull days got won't like we put in preseason. I'd say like I WANNA see the bullet from Chicago Bulls uh-huh and it seems like you're getting that with the Miami. 'cause it's his team he can do what he wants. He's bringing the energy every night. The differences got a good coach right and I think for the team was like is he really is team. People still anticipate Niro's come back. It was a moment. Joe Kim Noah was like an MVP Buchanan. So I didn't. They Traded D. Rose and now Jimmy's team but like oh we're gonNA bring it away like tyler same. I didn't do this in order so I don't know who my first guy matter but I also had Jimmy Butler but I'm Jason. Tatum name out there as well is he. Salak we all have data. That's a pig a hell of a seen so far. I think he's taking the steps in the right direction in terms of becoming a superstar. I think Boston's gotta be a happy when it was between him and his same Jaylen Lea went with Jason Tatum. I think he's more impactful games. We'd like he had that forty one piece like last week. Is this like the Bulls where he hit the game winner when the Knicks is this like him he just turned our team so I think he deserves the more but I'm not I won't be surprised fries. Jalen Brown sneaks into it instead of him or or you will be I will be I think so too. I would think Jason Tatum is the clear. Cut The choice between those two not not to discredit Jaylen. Brown had a good response to get into Khan. I am talking about this. If Boston was the number one seed you could add three all star one hundred percent it will be debatable. It's great that the box onc- but they don't have Moat Walstein C. C. C.. You gotta look at the numbers brother August Christmas. So He's not on your list so he's he's close he's had to give them to. That's the number ONC- bureau warranty. They're number one. By far. We start putting out a pre show. PODCAST might get like fifteen minutes before you and we'd be talking about the show before he's close a fifty forty nine this year. He's having a better year as far as overall overall stats and he's playing like four five less minutes. Yeah that's what I'm saying. The most impressive things. He's doing this in two thousand eight minutes doing his work in my twenty plus minutes so yeah he he was was my Bradley Bill Okay. He's had a great season. He's so if you look at my list right there. We haven't got New Year but I'm contemplating between Larry and Bradley beal because Larry has kept their team a floating teams good and Bradley. Beal team that so so I grabbed the deal has Bradley. Beal has two things going against them right. He's missed a bunch of games and his team is trash. He's still played thirty. Four thirty four all right you. But in case he's all right. I'm sorry let me let me think of impasse Galkin's case he's missed a bunch of games but he's also a winning team like I feel like Bradley. Beal has those those two factors but then again on the other side. He's putting up his best numbers points per game sizzler game. He's still like the best top three shooting guard in the league and you also has like. He's been there two years previously right stuff like that. Mad Constant contact goes with everything that team that was bad. Yes not him please. By showing frustration. Russian starting. lineups out. There you would know why they also want without him. They were winning. So I'm not out the sound I get there My last frontcourt player as of now. Uh GEICO's bonus which is why I don't have Bam on Abbassi locked. Two meals is a bonus as well. You know you look at the Pacers. They're twenty seven and fifteen gene right in the mix with everybody else so they deserve an all star Malcolm Brogdon and had a great start to the season with a little bit hurt for like a month and a half and so you know as long as he just missed like a week or two. He's been playing like he's been bad here but before that Malcolm Brogdon was her four-minute Malcolm Brogdon thirty years. It's a bonuses thirty. I'm me seven thirty eight at this point because he was he's had thirty two double doubles at nine thirty nine games. That's that's big time numbers and obviously keep it in a flow Malcolm Brogdon and the rest of the gang is plan very well. It's been pretty good but the ones nineteen thirteen and four. He's hoping he's his wind. Shares four point join seven which is almost five. which is I think? Double Malcolm Brogdon. who was at? Let me see two wants that. So yeah he's he's looking like the best team as of now so I mean they're going to have three all star Bam Bam Bam damage still on my list official Guy Bam Bam. Jaanus and cardinal towns are the only ones in the lead to average fifteen points per game and ten rebounds forces and stealing the block. That's like one of those that is young things was with Larry Bird and Lebron but those are significant status. Show that a he can score be he can rebound see he play makes from the Senate position and he plays defense. Bam was my last guys. Well my down my last two. I'M GONNA go Bernie be over lower. Go Bradley beal. He's had a great season. If Larry made it over him I wouldn't care to. I'll just say Bradley. Because a lot of y'all have lowery three and then my last fight is Spencer dinwiddie slash careers just because I thought the the nets deserve somebody thought about carry. But he's only played fourteen. Yeah if they would have picked. I don't know if Carrie is going to have played enough games when they put this based on the fact that the people going to look at it and be like. It's not really an all star game without Kyrie's over the magic because the magical better team as of right. Now I couldn't think of a clear cut all star. He's had this year you're going to carry carry. Hasn't don't play enough to be eligible or whatever then sure let Spencer. I thought Eric Gordon was going to be an all star this year last year. I did too. But that's my trae. Young Cambe Jimmy Butler the Janas. Pascal with the Joan B won't be playing because it was injury than Jason Tatum. Khris Middleton demonte Bonus Ben Simmons that convenient love their Chris Medicines. I listened to a lot of podcasts. Not many people are talking about Him as an all star this year. which is crazy to me? 'cause great so we Adam or did you not. I gave it the Brady bill so I like that. We do have some some difference in this because Bradley beal to pop baby. Yeah the West Butts before before we get to the West we gotta take our break. So now we're back with the Western Conference We start off with the guard. I guess my first Garden Danz audits Luca locked. Don't even need to explain why this is a great second guard is hard hard hard no on. I feel like we're going to have the last artist by frontcourt players. Lebron Co why I have Anthony Davis. Well we obviously. That's kind of boring. I'd expect somebody to put yogurts in their song lineup. No the West. Pretty Oh he. That's me intro. Because I was like. Oh that was easy easy but then it got but Yokich was my first reserve that I thought so I. I just want to make the case. For Kuwa- his net rating differences differential is plus thirteen. That is insane and over the past two weeks or so. He's been absent like thirty five points for some people are yoked because he has missed a quarter of the season so far stuff like that play more games and a lot other people sure Fisher. Then he's one game the cat he has yes. which is we'll get to first Franca player? Hey Yo I hear your could swear Yokich Yokich second frontcourt player. I had Paul George Paul George. He's not on my list. So here's my case against Paul. George missed the game at the end of the day. Paul George's Paul George. He's a great top blink and the League he's do but he's just missed so many games and then honestly honestly they haven't been very good what I was gonna say. He has a he had had a couple of games he still has. It doesn't feel like he's found his rhythm whole team. They Suni Tunnel Joe. Everybody's Miss Time. That's one of the things I don't like is when he does play is like Hawaii doesn't hit the for the first two games of the season. Like Damn you put. The team has been better without him. Dog Never said he came on and said like by game. Eighty two we need. We're going to be playing our best basketball because we're not not that good right now. It's like data Mississippi Sixty that gave me the seven wins. I'm perfectly fine with the having him though because it was a it was a tough decision for me but I gave it to them I wanted to give some as another piece. I'm glad to know that I wasn't contribute when I was sitting here really thinking if put him or not It just wasn't a lot of front court people that are like 'cause I was GonNa cat and I'm like the Timber Wolves I you you know. I know exactly what she's missed. Fourteen gain recently fourteen games. Moore's haven't been really that good at all and then it's like where do I go. Yeah I there's some guys the I guess. Paul George is on my list with another wing player with two brandon. Ingram he may brandon. Ingram may bring me interesting raining. The whole reason is what appeals is now in the playoffs so discussion. We got both of them. Who else as far as fraud court hears this? He's Malacca Uh last yoga but I've been on my list. I didn't the numbers crazy. Yes so I was just like I can't give him. I'm not going to just not put him on some love man. Put Yoga's Rudy in Kenema. Where who? So the centers did they're all rudy can and Dan you carring yoga. Yoga Yoga Tuna Rudy Front quivers. Yokich Coburn Ingram. Okay I guards my two guards the bench for Russell Westbrook Donna. Mitchell is EP three and booker. CPI through again we were told her about the TV. Three has a very good case. So you are not disrespecting daimiel Dayton quick even the starters Rudi I think we've got Mitchell Dame on my list too so let's say let's take it one step but attack. Okay we all have to go. He has been the most impactful defensive player for the past three seasons and the offensive -ly opposite offensively. He's been aggressive. I made a tie video. Basically going over why he deserves to be an all star. Is that how he plays space without being able to shoot a jump. Shot is like God's here you're actually wasn't bad obviously in the previous the average like seventeen points but this year feels more impactful. I don't know I don't have a reason for it. Were you telling me about something about his screen green in there. Something History The giants have one of the best pick and roll. He's a big part of it. Yeah he's he's ever less points than last year that I m his offense has been better outta mind. Explain it explain to him and Joey and it's been great he's fifteen. He's rebound abroad. The best. He's ever fifteen fourteen to block in. That went down a tad bit but when share six point four. Yeah just the the aggressive when getting off into rebound or when he does he literally looks at Dunkin China Donkey. He's not trying to use ago of salt. Leo's Leo's now he's trying to donkey lucky. Now who flees man to do. We all have Damian Lillard. Yes does the Portland. Trailblazers situation is so terrible. They have been battling injury book. Yo Oh you now. Cj went down with an ankle sprain last night. It's like man man man. That was a winnable game for the it was tough. But Damian is still doing Damian type things Louis. I'll have ingram I am I having having we all don't have power doors. I'm the only one ahead yes. Do we have booker. Do have book. I decided it was time to. It's time to stop in at stigma him because they started off the it season good and then they started to lose. But it's not. His fault booker is a slash with Russell. WESTBROOK and I. I think I'M GONNA book or two because when it comes to Russell Westbrook the only thing that's going for him. He's averaging twenty four points a game his his field goal percentage is three percents own off. Numbers is advanced. That's they're all in the trash right now. Devon Booker and also Westwick has the fact that he's playing on a team. That's obviously better. I'm going to have a book or though I'm GonNa go Devon Booker. Also because I mean he's giving you twenty six points. He's giving you four rebounds six assists he's almost at the fifty forty nine thousand three ball at thirty five point seven percent if he can get that close to forty by the seasons. Antwon me tough but he would be fifty forty ninety club four point one wind shear. I mean yeah. The team cool down from his star Yes yeah. That's a real cool staffer suitable score. I think that has the different fields taking open. You know catching Shusha shows that journalist fishing you multiple times and I mean. He went on a tear. He had thirty four thirty two thirty three thirty to thirty eight. Forty thirty four one. Two three you for five six seven seven game stretch from November December twenty seventh to January every seventh where he just scored over thirty. Yeah he was averaging thirty four point seven and they they with winning and losing but that just showed would you that he's doing everything he can. At least and I think they have some inconsistencies. You know what I mean. It was cool Baynes. David hold it down for a while. But after a while he started to miss the Andre Aid I I saw that I was listening to a podcast and it was act. Low Baynes Baynes Deandra in display like ten games pharmacies rights. Ten or eleven. The I'm GONNA guess how many free throws he's attempted in those ten or eleven games less to six fifty five fifty five. You said six. I'm guessing fifty five until isn't that absurd three. I'm guessing it's eleven. We'll talk about a Senate as back to the basket. That's not drawing fouls desk desk with Greg. He's not being aggressive. He does this turnaround jumper. Kobe used to do instead of as yes either way. I I gave it to Devon Booker but I do think ended up in an all star. Probably over Chris Paul. That'd be my guess because Russell Westbrook right. He's been there a thousand times. He's a fan favorite and he's not having a bad year by any means he's having his worst year and X.. Amount of season slow comes a plane with James Heart GonNa take a little dip on the know his stats. That's are you talking about like the the inbetween line. So he's talking his course that's he's averaging twenty four last year. He averaged twenty four swail. So Clamor Paul George. He's he was a second last year too but his field goal per se. He's finishing at the rim when she was two point one. He's finishing at the rim like close on all time low for him like these that we knew Russell Westbrook has been great throughout his career. He hasn't necessarily been great at it. And I can give you the exact number. So last year at the ram he saw sixty three percent which is top eighty five percents in the league. He was incredible at it this year. He suited fifty eight percent. which is he's in the middle of the road if you look at my computer right now? There's a lot of fucking blue sponge which means that he's called in that that's not that's not good man. But he wound up making it. I think he also started. Seasonal slowing shoot is picked picked up recently aspect. That can kind of help you case but the timing does matter. Londer is a good a good story I think he will be happy with that. CPI VP three. If I'm not mistaken was last year the year before where he didn't get the Ni- when he should have. It is so neither years that the rocket city make it and he has some some good some good numbers But the the Fuego story I think three is GonNa get it. He's he's all mind. We all have sleepy three. Sorry I don't have me control. Do we all have booker. Yup Well I had Russell Westbrook instead of CB three Dame Dame Donovan Mitchell and D- book interesting interesting. The mock as for Chris. Paul is the fact that he has been the leader of the o'casey saint has been a surprise and it's been like four or five five games a season where he takes over in the fourth quarter and wins them a game. That's enough in my eyes and never seven seat dot Mitchell though. I don't AH force. Twenty playing. His team came down to him and his teammate. And I had to give it to Rudy Donovan. Mitchell has been playing great. Yeah they deserve to all the I think he's taking the next episode especially when my colleague being on the main guard. He's living on the controls. The offense when Joe ingles doing it makes sense. They have this one lineup. And it's been there star lineup since since my colleagues been out dodd. Vomit you Joe Ingles Bogdonovich Roy so near Bear They are plus twenty two point. Three points per possession is at one twenty two which is like the best in the world basically and they do everything right. Offensively incredible The pick and roll no matter. WHO's the ball handler has been amazed? uh-huh lot of space lineup Damian. Lillard Donovan Mitchell. Who are you taking him for the All Star game here? Just it's tough because Donovan. Mitchell team is so much better his winning his impact is so much greater than I'm taking issue. Yeah I didn't want to think about the winning any aspect of it in Donald Mitchell step. He's taking this season is done with Mitchell. And because number who outnumber strike pretty similar. I think they'd be a little probably ever do but you don't. Yeah you'd have a laptop right now so you can look it up yourself when twenty documents averaging twenty five four and four emulators averaging twenty seven eight and four wind shares the point to four point. Oh Yeah I don't Metro Damian Dame Damian Lillard when she was on a level Rudy Gobert who picked over down. I think it's very interesting. Because one of these jazz players will make the officer game. It's weather which one does the coaches love more. Do they want to take the guards that question too so if you could only pick one jazz player speaking which one are you taking. Why Rudy Gobert? Just because I know defensively team would be shit without him and offensively. He's the big the reason why there have a great offense because of the screeners I take Rudy Gobert as well. It's his sister is like it goes to the fact that will do you want. I'm I'm poking I'm picking one of my best player and I'm going to Donovan Mitchell. I think we're good to statistics lethal because the defense. Yes yes but I don initials their offense often offensive weapons no has Mitch do. Do you WanNa know something crazy grunfeld. This is so off topic but if Grunfeld right the old yen for the WASA wizards wasn't such a ask US next year. They could have a lineup of John Wall Bradley. Beal Kelly Oubre by Donovan and Thomas Brian. That's even be incredible not your question. No doubt ribeira factor picking one for the All Star game specifically for the author game. Michael Donovan Mitchell. Because it's about the fans enrico it doesn't have a game that the average he doesn't but you know rudy made a good point last year and he was talking about what you want to kiss. You know what I mean like. He deserved one appearance. I'm not saying we have to grow from every year. Seventeen doesn't make it he's got to be an NBA defender again and they don't make sense Bro. How many to time to visit players have never made that? Don't make Serano test. It's been all star from that mistake. Our how it don't really make sense that he's never had one all star appearance. Yeah and you know just given more Donovan Mitchell. I think it's GONNA be down. The line is going to be perennial all star to go. We need him one. Just one acknowledge what he's done and then after that he had to go but if you deserve it in the future and let them keep avenue and you thought about the coaches. I think it will be the first see but we get less less. Mix It up with my coach. Exposed to make sense I took isn't here either Frank Frank Vogel going to be the coach exposure is up there. Yeah it's between us so obviously anybody WanNa make billions and had a good time fat. What the Hell Jenkins? What the Hell is this? Man's first name. James Taylor Coats your God. Damn it I wanted to. He was on the list. Rosen was also on my shortlist Ashley. Westbrook who didn't end up making it for me There's so much good talent in the NBA. It's crazy we gotta narrow it down to twenty four. I think Joslin have a similar thing to look good and make it his first year but now next year it's GonNa be hard to have the the only thing that Luca wasn't in the playoffs degrees. This is our right there. They've the Klay Thompson is going to be back. He's going to be an all star so y'all don't people so some people might not be here next year. One hundred percents. This is the year to take it. Yes Kevin Durant will also be back and guess so we may not see. I don't even know make because we'll pass. That won't be a starter. Sure you'd have a New Year. You never know you never know. That means they don't even they don't even need having Starter Heaven Center star they have Katie. Pass yeah sure came they sure can i. Just I love this. A Lot y'All like the fact that they took out center as position. And instead it's making everybody forwards you. Yeah it's kind of it kind of made it easier to make this list to be on. Yeah that's an extra center mass don lineup. There's no senate. Anthony Davis is classified as a center. So COA wouldn't have made it and then we had to throw a Yokich there instead of something like that. Yeah it's tough you know. That's why I. I took the approach of just making arguments for people in Oregon against people because how can make Donovan. Mitchell isn't deserving. How can to beat at Russell? Westbrook is deserving or whatever do we all have cat I did. He did not make this for just because the miss was a district was you had. Yeah so Was a person that only one of mine was probably news. You can you. I would die among him and did a volley all you have to take. Yeah no I think yeah I think we pretty much senses a couple of things to change him. I the most part we kinda had the same with I would love to show some Demar Derozan who's been hooping as of late but unfortunately they just they've been losing some gains. They should probably win it. Would it would help case so much more if they were winning these close games closing amount. Yeah Lamarcus legit has been hitting like fifty percent from three this year This calendar year not like this actual whole season. He wasn't even. I don't even know if you've taken many three now. Him and rose one. Yeah I'm I'm trying to think of some other players say obviously guy that can be a conversation John Moran as we mentioned a Malcolm Brogden. Nobody thought about Andre Drummond. No no no enemies any en ese now but I mean he can get too many players playing better than an tough but I mean the numbers are there for for him. The question comes back on the twenty. Second Yeah Yeah. I think he makes he's GonNa plan the rising stars game even though he'd only would play like eight games before in the past. Now you just like. He's kind of kids. Might say he's the type players bring so many views that they're gonNa if if he's eligible young someone's young talent something we're going to get enough from his international versus game. There's so many good players in their first or second season. This is like we should. We should do that list to eventually. Maybe that's not as enjoyable by. There's so much deserves to be in those games. That is a such hands. It is when Lebron is all said and done we got Janas when who's when James Harden's down we got Luca and there's this beautiful thing any other news or whatever you want to talk about for the last couple of minutes now we gotTa Bring Kyri Shit. Talked talked him. Could you ask our just curious because I know you had a lot to say about it when it first came out. I mean we're talking like eighty he's saying and when I yeah I was just like anything he's GonNa take it criminally and he came emergency room. Stay the fuck out of type mentality meals. Yeah I like it too. I you know his initial statement statement just so it no confusion or misunderstanding. I don't think he should have said it. I think anytime you're dealing with Names it's dangerous game to play. I mean even when when you think of that House highlights if I was to go out and make instagram posts on a shoutout people that we work with. It will be a dangerous game because all have to do is fish. Twenty eighty four people on the Roster H. O. H.. Now so if you forget one you know what I mean it could be offensive. Not like even things that aren't intentionally extent like if actually hit control on the head with my elbow even. I didn't intentionally do it. It don't stop the fact he just got clocked in so this is like even if it's unintentional. It's still happened so I indesit dangerous game but more so than just. I'm kind of disappointed with the media. I how to media you know what I mean. Instead of deep dive and really talk about things if I understand or or decipher things they take things and they just run with it and old will get you know just like it's how you get the Devon Booker for cool shit. He's got us. They're always going to take just a bad thing about it. Was the timing of it. You just play two games after missing twenty years kind kind of what is well. Yeah I was like he Nikkei debate. I read the message being K.. D. He's GonNa need more and then he didn't he left out. Joe Joe Harris Salleh right because he I think assessable when he was going there is. He's best friends. Okay be he is best friends with the Andre in those are the people don't forget. Jt Gt is what he called Garrett Temple Good Right I. That's why I think that you could definitely look at that and be like. He's definitely trying to take shelter team here. But I think Joe Harrison geared Allen pieces that actually fit passenger sure but I do agree with him and aspect that they probably are going to need a couple more pieces because Kevin Durant Iran is gonNA come back but I don't think it's smart to bring him back and put all of that weight on him to just because we don't have a comeback and it'd be no different and I think he's like that piece that has so much value that you can use them to get those pieces. Yeah you might Ortho or even like offseason moves like science someone. Or maybe he's saying Joe Harris. This is a free agent this off season. Maybe he's just office BRO. Trade him because we know he resigned. Because somebody's given Joe Harris fifteen million year because he's so good at what he do trade him now and get us some pieces for thing that only about Korean. I'm not questioning character just to take so much social media when you can't take it to the front office is that that is the case or something like that. I think the way he goes about things is I think I think he's a stubborn guy so I think he has that approach where I'm not going to let the media. Ah Anybody stop me from feeling speaking or being who I wanna be so if I feel like this I'm going to be able to say it because I don't want allow the media to control me and I respect that fully the saints I agree with you saying social media like you on twitter saying is but also with that point. He can't come out and say if you're not in our locker room state of guy when when he's putting the media in the locker room by giving them information that he should keep in but what that statement means is for the media to take it and pretend they know who was offended. That's being in Boca. You can't say that Joe here in Phoenix. What you'll hear immediately? I think attention all been thinking. So that's being in the locker room trying to decipher an predict how people feel. And when you don't fuck no but I did like the statement about we know we signed up for meaning we know Kevin around wasn't going to be here and we knew we all have issues so we need we need the handle it and be right now stop trying to You know brushed his year off and just like we need to get to the future. This year needs to count as something I do appreciate that approach and he did pick up cement. It did leave them up early in the interview. That interview. Six Minute interview which is wise. Had the problem with the media of taking that twenty five second clip when He. He said that his his teammates at his back throughout throughout the game because he struggled and they picked him up. And I don't and I didn't hear nobody you know Mitch and Net near what is understandable. You know what I mean. We're one of the only few type shows shows where we're going to address. Everything came out and said I feel like I'm in a locker room like yelling at you like yelling at everybody and it's nothing like that. Yeah he just need to find. Oh you know what I mean who he is. The leader was lead. He wants to be because sometimes he has that mob mentality where he's on a demand greatness from himself and his teammates like you said but then sometimes she has a Lebron Shit whereas like he's kind of passive aggressive and he does she talk to you for a week. You know what I mean. He has figure out who he wants to be in and if he isn't going to be the number one option or a leader. I think that's to think a lot of people with a lot of fans act like being a number two was bad about him being a number that'd be like a contender championship facts. Yeah I I've seen people on twitter. What China is media Keri Russell? Westbrook Chris. Paul wasn't winners. They're winning players. Yeah they're winning. They're winning players. I think all of them have had winning seasons. They want more than they Chris. Paul is not winning. They don't have a championship. You can't convince me SAR that's idiots. Mindset you do not have to end. You don't have to do have rain. You don't have to be the number one option being the number two who is pretty damn fine down in the history of the biggest shot that series of the war other than I think it was number two behind reality. Step back three against the spurs though when it came to like I was saying that's the best one of the shots ever ever moments most intense for all the more. He created that by himself. 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Keep That Same Energy

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Keep That Same Energy

"No one likes to feel stuck especially by your cloud but the IBM cloud is the most open and secure public cloud for business. It can manage all your apps and data anywhere smart. Loves problems. Ibm Let's put smart to work visit. Ibm Dot com slash flexible interruption? But I'm Mike Wilbon all star weekend. Almost too much for me totally sauce. I should probably be home. And I'm Tony Kornheiser. Sounds like it's GonNa be a great show by it is. I'm a man. I'm going to get my hot tea here like you do. Every day I do once a year. You know what you're tired you're saw Yup. You know you should be sleeping. Coughing complete disaster when a man up? Yeah COMING AFTER YOU THIRTY MINUTES TRYING. Make it all the way through welcome. Pti boys and girls and today's episode controversy in the Dunk Contest. Baseball warns teams not to throw at the Astros and Mike Tomlin backs Mason Rudolph. But we begin today with the All Star game specifically the fourth quarter of the All Star game in that time quarter when the first team to reach the target score one. It actually looked like a serious honest basketball game. There were blocks charges. Defense and real effort. We'll bomb you were there. What did you make of this modified eat lamb ending Tony? I like the fourth quarter particularly the last ten minutes of the fourth quarter the fourth quarter the first quarter you know. I was wandering around the United Center. Staying out of my friends in the first quarter did nothing. The fourth quarter was great and the question. I guess it's okay to have one great quarter. Ask guys here for one quarter of an all. Sorry I mean. James Harden played tougher defense more intense defense than I've ever seen him play in the playoffs. Because that is a situation where your peers are looking at us saying. We're all in here right and so. I thought it was great but the again. Tony isn't enough to have that for one quarter. I think the answer actually from most people is yes so I'm going to go further than that. We both agree that the All Star game in the main is a television show. Nobody plays art. There's a Lotta dunks a lot of shots from thirty seven thousand one dumps out there. There's something like that. But what the fourth quarter of this game proved in particular. Was that even great? Players will rise to the challenge. When there's something new in the actual game is on the line. I'm going to suggest this might. I'm going to suggest that the NBA immediately adopt this format for over times in regular season games. Not In the playoffs just like in hockey not in the playoffs. But in regular season overtime games get to ten. I you win the game. Look all the other sports have gone to this on some level. Baseball has not yet. They're and they're going to. They might but football i. If you score touchdown game over obviously soccer hockey look how much people like this in college football? You know Tony you know what two or three more weeks and you might persuade me. You might wear me down with this. I might say you know what Tony this has to be done. It has to done for millennials and subsequent generations of my hand. Pay attention if the ratings are bad and regular season games and you go to something else. This can do this. You go on North quarter because then you can't milk the clock. You gotta try to score. Might BE EXCITING ENOUGH. But not the plane's not might be. I'm not slamming the door. I'm giving you tired anywhere. Me Down there you go. That's easy is a first question. Where do we get to the Nice Dunk contest? Didn't provide the drama thirty two years ago tone when Michael Jordan Dominique Wilkins squared off here. Madison Street but there was controversy. Derek Jones junior my pick to win it even though you never heard of him to. Friday had some fabulous throwdown as if he was launching himself from a trampoline but Aaron Gordon thought he had stolen the show and won the contest when he went over and through 7-foot-5 Taco fall the United Center roared and then through some inadvertent balloting. You why we are Chicago Jones. Junior had one more point and the win. Oh my man. Jones junior of the Miami heat deserved to win this now. Not even a little no allen. Gordon deserve to win this. I don't care who else was out on the court because let's go back to what he did he went over. A guy was at least seven foot. Five and in shoes is maybe seven foot seven. I don't care if he kicked him in the neck he went over this guy. Derek Jones junior is that his name. He didn't do that Ken. Griffey junior didn't do that. You know over Taco full and you don't and you have landed on the ground yet. You Win game over dunk contest over the kid. Got Got hosed. I want to disagree with you because I picked Jones junior to win this and I think he's the best dunker in the league. Okay Tony I don't know how much inside we're going to get here. But the voters weren't planning to Award Jones Junior the contest on that duct. They got the right. They didn't get the math wrong. The execution of something well intended didn't work because they should have held up to nine extrovert healed up. Forty seven when you jump over. Guy Who Seven Foot Ryan. Give him a forty seven by the way yuming enough with whole numbers. I mean I didn't major in math needed to Juno. But you know what you gotTA GO FRACTIONAL. You gotta be somebody a nine point five nine point seven and not just want to get you. People got no calculators in the League office. Whoever's running the dunk cuts stopping some eight nine ten? This is dumb. Alan Gordon Yellow. Going back out there said never going back to old now in the words of Brian Iraq. Poll come on then. What are we doing out here? Man Seven five boom see you. There is all sorts of reporting John. B Line is on his way out is Cleveland Cavaliers Coach. Either by his own decision by somebody in management's the sixty seven year old beeline agreed to coach the cavs for five years and left the University of Michigan to do it the cavs fourteen and forty under beeline. We'll is it too soon. Give up on this south already. Have I've certainly been told here during all star weekend that this is over. I mean before we get off the air. I mean this could be over and it sounds like it's going to be over shortly and I got. I got conflicting feelings on this. Look you know. I am not a person who believes in the main. There are exceptions. That college coaches you know convey to the NBA NFL TUBER NBA. And when this happened you know I said I wish jumpy lies a good man and a good coach. There's no doubt about this. No arguing that but when you put them in this situation so I don't know is I don't WanNa say you can't give a college coach opportunity to prove the person but I don't know that I would be that guy. There's a sort of predictable and I feel bad for John. V Line. Well just just two words Brad Stevens. I mean you can come from college. That's right you can just in this particular case. This is an unmitigated disaster about a week or two into the season Cleveland. Players wore already saying that they didn't lie. John B line that he didn't know the pro game that he was coaching like a college coach which he can't do in the pros a few weeks ago. He called some of those players thugs and said hold on. I didn't mean thugs. I mean slugs and now he's telling friends associates that it's miserable the way you lose because in college you played thirty five games and you lose a good school like Michigan. Five to ten fourteen and forty. So it's better for everybody. He took this job. I'm sure for the money. Sort of like an annuity. It hasn't worked out. Give him a settlement and you know what he should do my go back to college. T One d two D doesn't matter that's right. That's yeah and Tony While you WANNA point out of glowing exception in Boston he he's Tony. I can stack names of guys who didn't work. No you gotta go back to college and they do any do a successful. And you're right. Probably Hall of fame coaches like Jerry Arcadian. Didn't they try this point? But it's guy he's he chose. You can happen and it can happen in a big way. The Houston Astros in their misbehaving is dominating the beginning of spring training. Commissioner Rob Manfred. Spin is time yesterday warning managers and the Grapefruit League. They better not try to exact revenge from the STROZ. This season Manfred said quote. It's dangerous and it is not helpful to the current situation close quote and plans to say something tomorrow to managers in Arizona in the cactus league so Manfred right to try and protect the Astros. I'M GONNA take issue with the question in this regard. I don't think he's trying to protect the astros. I think he's trying to protect human life. I mean they'd look you can't have this. There are ways within the code of baseball to throw at somebody and not hurt somebody but if you throw it somebody capriciously because you're angry at something that happened like a team cheating. You gotta go and you gotTa go. If you're the pitcher for thirty games because you protecting human life here the pitching coach and manager. You gotta go for five to ten games. This could happen in spring. Training could happen in the regular season. It you cannot managers know and Umpires no and if you throw capriciously get out. Can't have it. I'm not gonNA disagree with what you're saying. Why does it take this? You mean rob Manfred and our friend bud ceiling before him you mean. They can't find other situations to warn managers as a group or the League wanted. Somebody warned Thug Pittsburgh pirates last year about thorny people which they did all the time. Throw them at this. It takes this well is it takes one team being the scourge of the League for Rob Manfred saying. Here's the smart with your analysis. Here's the difference with the Pittsburgh Pirates. What it wasn't twenty nine against one with the Pittsburgh pirates and you've got to come back and you've got to tell me what do you want? What more do you want to happen here? Because if I'm rob Manfred I the players immunity because you know what Mike. If I don't have the players on my side I got no game. There's no game. So what more do you want as a result of myles Garrett again accusing Mason Rudolph of a racial taunt Rudolph's coach. Mike Tomlin is defending his player. Tomlin said in a statement quote if Mason said what miles claimed it would have come out during the many interactions I had with those in the browns organization I received no indication of anything racial in those interactions unquote this morning on. Espn I take show. Tomlin said quote. I fully support Mason Rudolph when these allegations return this weekend. I thought it was appropriate. That Mason is properly defended unquote will what do you make a Tomlin's position? Well Tony just watching Mike. Tomlin mostly from afar mostly. I think he's the most unassailable unimpeachable witness. You could have in this situation to speak out and when Mike Tomlin speaks out like this to me. He has complete and utter credibility and I believe him I. I've said to you. I don't know what to believe here because you don't just throw this accusation arousal can't you can't and perhaps was thrown around because nobody on the field you look. Tony. I've been involved in these situations where I've been called it. Other people have been called it and then comes out right away right away. It comes out it comes out while you're swinging the hell you called me what I mean. You don't hold this back. And so I agree with Mike Tomlin. I understand what he's describing. He's very exact. And his defense of Mason Rudolph. I believe him one hundred percent so it comes down to this. If Mason Rudolph said this and by the way as you watch the tape all the time there is at least one lineman within one foot of him and he would have heard it usually to linemen within one foot and they would have heard it but if Mason Rudolph said this. He is a marginal player he will be out of the League. Because you cannot have this guy on your team. It just doesn't work in the locker room. But if he didn't if Myles Garrett is making this up then you have jussie smollet situation you have somebody saying there was a hate crime here. But they're making it up for his own advancement. My sense of this is on Cleveland. That Cleveland has a lot of guys that run their yaps like Baker Mayfield and they'll Beckham and there's no accountability. I don't know what happened here but like you. I look at Tomlin as having the authority in this particular circumstance. So you're the commissioner. Don't you have to all parties to New York? Yes and have a nice and not just yourself ono in together do call some experts and both of them and their coaches and owners and you have to say we have a potential situation. Here we're going to get to the bottom of this and we're not going to visit it again. Yeah no we're GONNA stay all night until we figure this out that's right let's take a break but still to come with Jay Wright be wise to leave Villanova for the Knicks. Why L. No as you talk your struggles over the weekend. The minister expectations for his. I watched a lot of that tournament. That makes the NFL ever been locked down. You know suffered a setback. Fired left out. It happens it happens a Mike. Bloomberg middle class kid worked his way through college. Got A job started a family boom fired at thirty nine would it? Mike do for a lot of us. Do we got back up. Dove back in. He had an idea designed a new computer able to crunch data and process information in a unique way he built it. He sold it. He built more. He sold more. He built a team. Built a company. Created twenty thousand jobs. Bloomberg is a doer. This is Michael. Douglas I played a president and movies. This is real world. This is our World Mike. Bloomberg has what it takes to win unite the country find some common ground between Democrats and Republicans and then lead the way a leadership. Mike will get it done. I'm Mike Bloomberg candidate for president. And I approve. This message paid for by Mike Bloomberg Twenty twenty every week. The email box is filled up with thoughtful questions. But mostly spam so much spam. Let me see what I would. You ADVISE J. Right to take the Knicks Job. If offered no hell no and there's this report that the Knicks are interested in J row. Of course they're interested in Jay Wright and they'd be interested in like interested in Steve Kerr. He's told them No. They've been interested in a lot of people. Most of whom have told the Knicks. No Jay Wright has a great job he lives close enough to New York and knows. The garden knows our whole culture. Well enough to say thank you. I'm staying here I can win championships plural. 'cause that's what he's done. I know you. You agree with me most of my life. I have loved the Knicks. It's only the last ten years that I've moved away from them. I was there. As you know when Willis Reed came out the captain and hit those shots love. Read and Butcher and Bradley and Frazier. Don't take this job and then to have Philly Guy Mike the Seventy sixers offerman job to think about you have to writing about. He's not a New York. Those players don't mean anything to him. Moses Malone Julius erving guys like no don't take this job no no. We agree on that. Stay away from that place. Does Tigers poor finish. Make you less optimistic about his season ahead. I was never optimistic. Mystic about season hit. I'm optimistic about the masters. And that's about it. He went seventy six seventy seven over the weekend to finish. Dfl Glass Yeah. I look we know. Riviera is not a place that he likes anyway. But Tony you have been optimistic. I'm not optimistic. I'm realistic. I mean tigers. Tiger's the greatest. I mean on the Mount Rushmore. There's only one other guy that's automatic with him and that's Nicholas and I guess that's right. Calmer Trevino you can do whatever you want but tiger. Does it have to do Jack. Yeah I don't think he I'm not optimistic. Whatever he does is house money he loves her. Vero because it's the first course. He played where he was against the pros but he doesn't score well. Well they're no he's not only was he plus eleven on the weekend that included an eagle. So you really gotta do something. His putts were wildly offline by feed waffling. But what? It's chilly there. It's not going to be chilly and Augusta. Augusta's what he's asking for its Augusta so I'm not discouraged. I'm not I'm not all right but you've got carried away. The last couple of not discouraged do you applaud nat McGowan's candor during his halftime interview. You have to fill this discussion because you don't want to watch this junk. I watched Matt mcglone of the New York. Xfl team was terrible in the first half and he told Dinero seaney walking off the field that you know it was the coaches fault. Essentially didn't use those words. Diana talk to the coach. Who said what does this. Do you need to do on offense to get something going here? Gave Land at halftime. What do you need to change about the Games? I believe this is a lot going on right. Now there's an awful lot of things we want to fix it. Kevin Gilbride Tony. Right and Kevin. Gilbride said do needs to play better. Who Gotten this so you know how much you liked? Joel Embiid yes. That's how much I now like Matt. Mcglone oh glowing glowing John Fat. May He blamed the game plan. And maybe the game plan was terrible but he was terrible here look. I watched a lot of this. The XFL has a bunch of things that the NFL or to adopt immediately including sideline interviews during the game. He was honest. I thought he was terrible as a quarterback but he was honest in this. They should adopt that. They should adopt the transparency of the replay. The extra point rules the kickoff rules. I'm bight away the defenders who won that game in Carbondale Jones. Look good again. Tcu Defenders say this real quickly. You know how you don't watch the NHL you don't watch MMA. Don't watch soccer. Who Don't want you to be soreness. Even 'cause I for the tendency was up nine percent which is good enough female. Let's take one last night but still dot Com Stephen a Smith right that the celebrity all star game was rigged against him. Why Cam sure hope it was early. Vote off could the rate be ready to offer big money to Tom Brady? I'm so tired of this. The raiders the Tom Brady going there. So you Stephen as so be rigged for you. Five double-digits that's fifty seventh birthday Michael Jordan in a strange way Michael Jordan seems to have disappeared from the NBA even though he owns the Charlotte Hornets. They're a bad team in Jordan has not made them any better. Kevin Garnett recently told the Chicago Tribune that the Chicago Bulls have failed to win free agents lately because of the allegedly shabby way they treated Jordan at the end of his career but hardly anybody in the NBA. Now even remembers watching Jordan play. Michael Jordan lived his life in public. For what thirty years I mean. Now he wants to stay off the stage either light people are gonNA resent that. I hope they don't because I wish him well. Happy Birthday Happy Anniversary David Robinson. On This Day twenty six years ago you recorded the fourth quadruple double in NBA history. Thirty four points. Ten Rebounds Tennessee's ten blocks. They didn't start counting blocks and steals until Nineteen seventy-three so that eliminates Oscar Robertson Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell Ten blocks astonishing Alvin Robertson of the Spurs got by getting ten steals but nate Thurman came allies. One God with ten plus blocks. Wow Tony I mean that's amazing and I thank you for the history. Lesson and Nate Thurman played most of those years before seventy three when they kept blocks right. Yes he did yes. He did happy trails to Stephen. A SMITH CELEBRITY ALL STAR team. Not only did Steven get technical foul in this game. But his team went down meekly to wilburns apparent Juggernaut by fifteen points. And we'll do not even have an assistant coach. We'll bounce number one play was common. I mean that with a Capital C. Not Common Sense. Anybody can do it. We'll did not light up a victory cigar like read our back which surely you are ecstatic that you won game and defended the honor of your city. Yeah thanks a common famous those in hold on. I guess should've played. Jose Andrey isn't bad. Plenty more my apologies to them. It was a great time Tony. You should've been there courtside. But you know you New Yorkers you ran away you went the other way. You don't WanNa hear anything for a year. I think bad bunny and I have beef. I'm not sure. Big Finish Larry Fitzgerald Senior reports. That the raiders plan to offer. Tom Brown to your deal. Six million seventy cents. Larry Fits senior fits. He's working still you and I do. What show monkeys? Yeah Yeah Milton Gordon till CBS sports. He thinks Philip rivers will end up on the Indianapolis Colts. Is that a good fit. Frank Reich was his offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at one time by tells the Atlantic. He wasn't always ready for games last year. Spent the first few innings. Loosening up your thoughts. Hobby was ten percent more his ability. Oh my God. He will cash in if you've got. Mvp Kyrie Irving was elected the vice president of the NBA players. Those joy at the last one I was stated number three Kansas tonight trap game. Jr's yeah but they'll win before they get to number one time better nets time. Tony Kornheiser Mike. Robots same time tomorrow its final all star weekend shut off the Kansas Parker the tree.

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