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Kobe Bryant dead at 41...Life is short

20 Minute Morning Show

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Kobe Bryant dead at 41...Life is short

"It was everybody before we start the twenty minute morning show. Let me tell you about anchor. If you've never heard of anchor this is the easiest way to make a podcast so let me explain Blaine. It's free there's creation tools that allow you to record and edit your podcast right from your phone or your computer anchors going to distribute your podcast for so it can be heard on spotify apple podcasts and many more you can make money from podcasting with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need to make a podcast and one place so listen. Download the free APP right now or go to anchor dot. FM to get started and now stand by for the twenty minute morning show from our studios in Charlotte North Carolina. This is b.j Murphy on the twenty minute morning show for this Monday January twenty seventh. Everybody's still reeling from the death of Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant is dead at the age of forty one he he died in a helicopter crash. Flying over Calabasas California on his way to the basketball clinic that he and his daughter were running in. His daughter was a prolific athlete. She was in the plane as well. Gee Gee as she's known by and eight others were on the plane who perished and everybody cannot believe that Kobe Bryant is gone. I wrote this on my facebook page. I wanted to just say this briefly. Because how's the crew. We're going to get together and do an analysis on the life of Kobe Bryant. Later on in the twenty minute morning show For today once once we record but I said this Kobe Bryant is gone. His daughter is gone. His wife and remaining daughters are left left alone in this world. Brothers and sisters. I am a man who has lost. All of his family members like so many. I grieve often in the privacy of myself. The loss of life is heart-wrenching. The only thing we can do is to give each other the love that we deserve from one. Another that Kobe's death breath be a call for us to run into the arms of one another and serve each of 'em be humble and drop are false egos us before our time comes. We must learn from death. Death feeds life. If you understand have the courage to love. Even if people don't love you back this is the love Christ is trying to get us to challenge. People are fake love. Let's be real. He'll put another facebook post on. I wanted to read it to you as I was lying in embiid just looking scrolling through my phone I said as we born Kobe. Bryant's death. Let's remember that tomorrow's never promised to us. Yes we must spend our lives in the way of God and express our gift to the world like. Kobe did with his talent. All of us have a rendezvous with death less reflect on his death as a call to action for our own lives and then I put Hashtag time time and how we use it and the time and how we use it as exceedingly important because we do not know the day or time that the give of life will call it back and just like that. Kobe Bryant is gone just like that and the twinkling of an eye just like that. I wrote another post I want to share with you. I said life is short. Every moment you are alive is a sacred moment. Spend your time loving your moment. And God's universe and inspire others to bring the God inside of them out for the world to see Kobe. Bryant expressed his God hood in his life as a world class athlete. What will you give to the world tomorrow? Fill your life with truth and love for God has created for what God has created out of his mind. That's all of us when God takes good people away from us. He's doing something for the human to ponder and I put in quotes your lives are not your lives. They belong to me and I call interview back and the twinking in the twinkling of an eye to where it all began. This has got talking and then I said so again. Love is the best protection against the fear of death for love. Cast it out all fear. Don't be afraid to love. Love show show unimaginable. Love to your spouse your children in everybody that you come into contact with for you do not know when you're rendezvous would death will occur but when it does you can take the sting of death like a soldier and the army army of the Lord and that's what it's all about. It's about showing love to your fellow brothers and sisters every day Kobe. He is not here anymore but we are here and one day. You won't be here and yes I mean you know so shocking. When we got home yesterday afternoon my son was scrolling through his phone and he just just screamed out? No no no you know what's wrong. He said. Does it. Go on your phone going your phone and I want my facebook page and I post I saw was about the death breath of Kobe. Bryant so death is inevitable. I don't want to sound more on the podcast but we have to talk about it. But we're going to get more into it later with the group when we discuss The life and the death of Kobe Bryant one of the greatest it is athletes ever to walk the earth with the greatest work ethic of any athlete. There's been documented. I mean it's just his. His life is just incredible. You know a working out at three. Am Four am to get better and more proficient and put more distance distance between you and your contemporaries is just an outstanding work ethic that we should all follow Kobe. Bryant rest in peace brother. We're going to follow up on this podcast at just wanted to get something out to let you know that You know we own the Cason. Jason we want to express but God has put us of the life of Kobe Bryant and share some information. Not so see you on the next episode of the Twenty Minute Morning Show. We're GONNA get in-depth and talk about Kobe Bryant.

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Best Of LIVE from Miami (Nick Wright, Chris Broussard, Chris Mannix, Doug Gottlieb & more honor Kobe Bryant's life and legacy)

First Things First

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Best Of LIVE from Miami (Nick Wright, Chris Broussard, Chris Mannix, Doug Gottlieb & more honor Kobe Bryant's life and legacy)

"The first things first. I'm John Wolf. This is Nick Right Chris for joining us this this morning. We are down here in Miami for Super Bowl Week. We came here to talk football but in life sometimes plans change and unfortunately today is one of those days. We are continuing to process the news of Kobe. Brian Steph his reach so much farther than just basketball as a father and husband has been an NBA legend and Oscar winner. So much more nick. I know this was hard on your was hard on every sports fan. How are you processing all of this morning? Now that you've that is second to let it sink in. Yeah I think processing is the right word and I don't think it sunk in I. This is the first one of these for me as far as unlike broussard. I had no personal relationship with Kobe. Bryant and I've never had had a celebrity death that registered with me the way I know so many have with other people. I remember the outpouring when Michael Jackson passed. Ask and I'll be totally candid. I didn't understand it. I understood people appreciated Newsweek and appreciated his career. But I didn't understand the grief reef people were feeling and now I do A. I am still in a stage of disbelief. Chris Chris I win. The news came across my twitter. Feed is I think was so many people I said. Well that's it can't be right and then as the news seemingly the only got sadder and sadder and it was confirmed and then we also know his thirteen year. Old Daughter passed away along with seven other people. I don't even know how to wrap my arms around it and I am in true shock that these it it Kobe Bryant Nineteen Seventy eight to twenty twenty that that we are not going to see Kobe Bryant sitting courtside Laker Games. When he's old and gray and that we're not going to get to see this next phase of his life that he seemed to be so excitedly embracing over the last few years of his retirement? uh-huh yeah like everyone. I mean. I was in shock. I was actually in the air when I found out I was flying to Chicago in in roots are here somebody at texted me. OMG and I shot back a question mark and they say Kobe dive and it just I was like this. Can't be Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant question mark and they said yeah and I began seeing other stuff because we were about to land in the news and it was like a gut cut punch and as you said I mean. I've seen tragedies. I was very little kid when Roberto Clemente died of a plane crash Thurman Munson. I was older and could understand when he died with the Yankees Magic Johnson when he came out got HIV people on a die. Hard order. Roy Halladay and more recently the great pitcher. But I haven't experienced anything like this in the world of Sports Ford in my lifetime. This is the most tragic for me that I've ever seen and there are a lot of reasons to be devastated but one was that Kobe. Head transition so smoothly to life after basketball which surprised me because because he has such tunnel vision as a player that I actually was one that thought he might have trouble transitioning because basketball was such so much a part of his is life and really was his life but he I mean I haven't seen a transition this new business ventures a venture capitalist won an Oscar. Oh for his movie dear basketball bestselling author for the Mamba Mentality Book and a family man a tremendous family win. That's why we didn't see as many laker games because he was spending time coaching his kids. Ironically the last time I saw him was about a year ago at the mall in Newport New Newport or beach where he lived and he was with his family and we spoke for about ten minutes he seems so comfortable and so just comfortable in life after basketball and so. That's one of the reasons of many. That is most devastating than me. All Jenna that the what Bruce Archer right there is was my immediate reaction. Once you start the process it is. There are certain guys who really do worry about wants as their careers over. No matter how much money you're famer accolades. They have. What will they do and will? They always be trying to who've reclaimed their athletic fame and I would have thought Kobe was going to be tops on that list because he was such an amazing competitor and he seemed to have a just a almost animalistic need to compete to defeat you to have there be some scoreboard that he was on the top of but instead he went a totally different way. He embraced he totally himself into I would. It would appear the things. He may be always had a passion for but deprived himself of because he was so focused on singular greatness as a basketball a player and so he gets into films. He's always reading a different book and she gets his sports fixed through his daughters. And that's the part that for everyone to me is so jarring about it and it's a makes makes you honestly reconsider all your decisions. It makes you like all of us. I you know. Spend time away from our families for career. We're very focused on broussard. If I may your bi-coastal and I spent a year and and a half living in a different city than my wife and kids and going back and forth and it makes you think like is any it does any of it matter other than the things that actually matter and Gobi was finally getting to do the things for him actually matter and to have that stripped from him and selfishly for all of us to lose getting to see what the next fifty years of a savant a brilliant person I and that was trilingual person that could show the ability to get to the top of multiple fields. What he would've would've done the things he was already trying to do for women's basketball? It's it is a tragedy. Unlike I can remember in the sports world in my lifetime so for me I was at. I was at another network when the news of the Michael Jackson passing happen and I was just starting my career. When when when Princess Di Tragically killed those were the only two that I can remember that had such an incredible global reach but we didn't live really in the time of intense social media as we do now where you get the immediate impact of of how much he has coby Bryan has touched everyone? I mean far. I'm from just basketball. You scroll down any of your feeds and he has affected just about everyone and I know you both touched on it but my question to you is how much bigger it was. Kobe Bryant then just the basketball accolades which in and of itself are tremendously impressive. First of all basketball wise on a world stage he was as big as anyone anyone because in Asia he was arguably the biggest NBA player. There you know so yup basketball wise. I mean his impact is second to none and that includes does Michael Jordan and Lebron James as far as worldwide prominence and being a face of the game but Ko Nick Kamen touched a lot of athletes even if they go on to do some really good things after their playing career the best part at least to the public of their life life was going to be their sports career. I'm not sure that was going to be the case with Kobe Bryant. Because he I mean he's would be retired with three or four years three years and a half years and he's already done so many tremendous things and so what what he was going to do. Do I mean I don't know if he would've ever delved into politics or whatever. He obviously was intelligent. Enough was well respected enough to do things like that but he he was gonNA do some tremendous things off the court and again that is one of the things that makes us so tragic in my mind and and I don't know if this makes it Satur- or makes it I don't know more palatable. Probably somewhere in between when he was in the public eye you right in the public is Saturday night the night before because they were the Lakers were in Philly and Lebron passed him in the scoring list. And so what you saw from Kobe with his tweet after the game with Bill Flash in the LA Times wrote about today was. Kobe was truly at peace and was no longer engaging in the heavy stuff that I find myself engaging in all the time of this player versus player he was so confident and satisfied with what he had accomplished in basketball that that he had. I don't want to remove yourself from the fray but he was warning now just to lift others up and to move on to other phases. This is so you're glad he got that piece but it is for Kobe's family. The family of the other people on that airplane are earn helicopter for everyone. It is the type of thing and this is not going to be totally candidates three hours today. I just going to be. I don't know soul searching but aside but then I'll talk with bruce sort off the air about in that regard is a man of deep deep faith to be totally candid I. Am Not so much and is the type of thing that makes you question either. Like and that is the impact of something like this. You either say like how is this fair or this is where you grab someone's hand who has that type of faith and you say this is how you get through these types of things. God Willing I. I hope those those three other daughters and his wife have that support structure around. Because this is this is unbelievable. Well as you can imagine. The news has struck so many throughout the sports world. As well this from Shaquille O'Neal there are no words to express the pain. I'm going through now with at this tragic and sad moment of losing my niece G. G. and my friends my brother my partner in winning championships. Dude my homie. I love you and will miss. He will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. I'm sick right now. He then added. Kobe was so much more than an athlete fleet. He was a family man. That was what we had most in common. We love our families. Whenever we got together I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace my hi kids like they were his his baby girl? Jonah was born on the same day as my youngest daughter. I miss you already brother. This is truly unbelievable. Everyone please escape the Brian's in your prayers rest in peace. We Talk About Physical Fitness Salat. But there's another side to the game that's just as important. I'm talking about mental fitness. Calm the number one APP for sleep and meditation has now teamed up with Lebron James to help. If you train your mind. 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All fifty four today however we are remembering the life of Kobe Bryant who passed away at the age of forty one yesterday as you can imagine there was plenty of reaction around around. The League. Here was Kareem abdul-jabbar. It's very difficult for me to put in words how I feel about the loss of Kobe. Bryant as a young boy I met him when he was eleven or twelve years old is friends with his dad. Joe We were a former former adversaries. Joe Pay played for the seventy sixers but he was a good friend and Someone that I shared a friendship and it's hard for me into a understand now how this is affecting Joe and his wife so a family I want to send my most sincere and heartfelt regrets and prayers and my thoughts are with you. Guys Hall was an incredible family man. He loved his wife and daughters. He he was an incredible athlete and a leader in a lot of ways inspired all generation of young athletes. He was one of the first ones is to leave high school and coming to the NBA and do soil dominating the game and becoming one of the best scores. The Los Angeles Lakers has ever seen scene. I had the privilege of being there when he scored his eighty one point game. And it was something that I will always remember as one of the highlights of aw the things that I've learned and observed in Sports Koby might thoughts and would you absolutely rest in peace young men. This loss is hard to go with Kareem abdul-jabbar on the passing of Kobe Bryant. We are now joined by Doug Godly Gottlieb when you heard the news. He jumped on red eye from La. You made sure you were here. What was your reaction when you heard about all of this? Uh I mean I was crestfallen. I've gotTa Know Koby. After his career. We live in the same area. Our daughters from the school together for a couple of years and one of the other families bellies John's a legendary junior college baseball families that was tragic. Yes and his wife. Carrie they leave to kids Christina mousers a PE teacher at their school. She leaves three kids. And it's a terrible local tragedy and my my daughter. My daughter's friend Alissa was obviously on that plane. So I you're dealing with you know have a thirteen year old daughter. It's enough problems middle school mouth said you're dealing with death and then it's Kobe and I think you said it before the timing of what happened the night before. Like in the Broncos even talking about the Lebron talk for a couple minutes. It's really interesting kind of let us in that you know back when Kobe's playing in the All Star game is hometown Philadelphia. He had Lebron He. The Brian got together with Maverick. Carter drove to go see him. Yeah and he was getting ready to play Oak Hill the next day and Kobe misuse the broadmoor size too small I it took to go from Lebron Pass Him Philadelphia and becoming third all time and coby has handled this so well I guess well as you possibly Sibley can pops up on your phone your daughter's crying and you know you don't know what's going on and then you just understand the magnitude and I think the fact that we had Kareem abdul-jabbar they're like this. NBA Stars are not like NFL. Stars seem to live forever. And your still alive. There's there's they gave out the MVP. I V. P. One thousand nine hundred fifty six as of yesterday morning only Wilt Chamberlain Moses Malone were the NBP's that we're not still so with us and the fact that it's now three and Kobe's one of them. It speaks to that point if we were talking about this before the show. There's the Bill Russell seemingly the Bill Russell has seemed like the oldest man in the room for my entire life and you still see him every. NBA Finals like you're absolutely Moses. was sudden it was older but we thought we were going to have fifty more years of Kobe Bryant in our life and and Chris I we talked about this even even go back delays plan. A lot of people were worried about Kobe. Right if you Kobe cannot be a GM via coach by his demands on people in terms that work ethic is beyond on what what normal people are really even capable of. So we're like what else. And he did find. He did find this he was really into coaching. The Mama Girls looks like he's sending me videos of triangle and some of the drills there dylan and you know they're practicing five days a week and then he had his empire but so my initial reaction I was Crestfallen for all these Newport families and then you start to understand the magnitude of NBA superstars don't die and then and then the story itself. The the whole thing is you cannot write a script like this from the Air Ball. His you know his freshman year in the playoffs. Sorry rookie year in the playoffs. It becoming seen as the greatest closer you know the injuries Colorado becoming this family man Mamba out and now having having having an academy award like it's the most remarkable tale I can think of for an NBA player and unlike so many of his contemporaries. Gone Way too soon. Yeah Bill the longtime columnist for the La Times and he his career La Times basically mirrored careers. Kobe's career with the Lakers. laskey started two months before his first game he wrote yesterday in his column. One of the lines was koby does not die like this can't be true. Kobe doesn't die and we know he's a basketball immortal. But that was part of my thinking when I heard the news like wait a minute this. The Kobe Bryant was one of those handful of players that you just expect it to always be there to always be the fabric of sports and basketball. And I'm going to be honest like I think a big one of the things. I'm going to try to start. Applying more to my life is something that I look at Kobe. As having and and that is I think anyone in any field of endeavour should learn this from Kobe. He did nothing just for the heck of it he did did nothing just to get through it. Oh I've got to do when it was. When he played basketball it was? I'm planning to be the best ever or at least the best I can be. I remember seeing Danny like when one of his new models of his sneaker would come out he's got my new. You got my new shoe yet. Or when amuse came out and showtime documentary we we used to email every so often and like he. He moved around a bit as a kid. I've moved around a bit as a kid. Sometimes we were both the only one of the few African Americans in our areas so I taught you know we kind of talked a little bit about that over email. And he was like you're gonNA love the Muse. That's because of that light. He was so he took so much pride in everything he did whether it was his shoes whether it was his game whether it was the stuffy did after off the court the video video showtime documentary and so on and so forth. I'm really going to try to apply to my life. Don't be mediocre in anything. Always try to be the best I think think and I think it's amazing lesson that a lot of people say and very few people actually do Kobe. We saw we had proof positive evidence. Wouldn't she was actually doing it. We by what he did post career. But your point about what plaschke's wrote. Kobe doesn't die. I think this is one of the reasons this is addressing eating so much because he's a global icon. You could argue. He's the most popular player globally. BNB's ever had. I'd like you when we look at the NBA Today and we. We talked about it. Friday four of the starting all stars. Cameroon Cameroon Greece Nigeria via Greece and Slovenia the way the NBA just became truly a global game is in large part. Because those guys is those kids grew up idolizing Kobe. But so there's that part of it. The other part of it is this. It makes us all feel like could be us if Kobe Bryant can die in a helicopter crash along with his daughter in those seven other people that Doug had had a relationship with and whose lives are just as valuable as Kobe's then there's any of us and it makes I think we all we all know we're going to die. Yeah but none of us ever actually believe it or I think. Maybe that's just me like you know it's true but it's hard to actually believe and then when you see Kobe Bryant died. It's makes you. It makes all of us question our own mortality. The popularity is fascinating. Because I Chris you probably privacy tests this. Most guys didn't like him when he played in his in his prime he was not he didn't have a lot of friends in the NBA laid his NBA career. He tried to start. Befriending guys is like. What is the deal at Kobe? Where he's now he's friendly Kobe or whatever but if you pulled the Kern NBA players? He's there he's he's there Jordan's very right. Iverson probably a close second and maybe part of it is eighty and live with it. Whatever he's also you know he's going to go down as the last of The mid range guys the last of the ice. Oh guys you know the he was A. He's a very unique figure. Memory wanted out of La was going to be traded rated. And then the you know the Bulls couldn't pull it off and he ends up reinvesting again Phil Jackson retirement after ripping them in a book pound the whole thing is Matz and yet he's gone so he can't. We were left to tell all these stories so we could do three hours of a show based solely on what Kobe. Brian did on the court. At how few people do we know could reach the pinnacle of their craft and yet we could spend hours and hours talking about what they did outside of their craft and I think that what makes this such a unique individual and obviously such a tragic master. Y- I mean again. I think his mental leg is the legacy he leaves for. People mentally is as big as the legacy. He's left physically and you mentioned like a lot of players may not have liked him when he played. Kobe grew up so so much differently than your average. Mba Player again in Italy. You Know He. He grew up there and then he was in the suburbs Philadelphia. And so he he i. I saw him at least in my relationship with him earlier in his career. I don't know if he was comfortable in his skin at least in that setting of the NBA because he drew up so differently Jordan right almost him he did the best Jordan imitation of any phoenix. When when he hit the game winner he did the thing and then it only seemed to me later really post the championships without shack that he decided decided instead of trying to be my best version of Michael Jordan? I'm going to be my best version of Kobe. Bryant and that then turned into also off off the court right it turned into winning an academy award and he was a succession of things remember before he tours Achilles tendon heat that that was a terrible basketball team that he singlehandedly wilted in the playoffs right. That was his and then the year off that that he was at that school with his daughter serving lunches and I thought that really leaf. It gave him time to think and think about what he wanted to next. That's when he kinda plotted this whole strategy about being a global financial icon and then he comes back and he. It wasn't very good but the sixty in the last night in the speech. Mama out is you know. It's it's like Derek. jeter those those two guys. That's a willow all right well. Yesterday's news sent shockwaves far beyond the world of basketball. Tom Brady actually chimed in saying we miss you already Koby. While Barack Obama Said said Kobe was a legend on the core and just getting started. In what would have been just as meaningful as second act to lose. John is even more heartbreaking to us as parents Michelle and I send love and Prayers Vanessa and the entire Ryan family on an unthinkable day. A life cut way to Schwartz thorough taxes here to help this tax season making tax filing easier for you. They've made it their mission to give you all the tools and advice you need to get your taxes done with competence like making uploading Your W. Two as easy as taking a picture. Just use your phone or tablet to simply snap a picture of your W. Two then watcher information appear in the right place in your tax return. You can be sure your filing on your taxes correctly while at the same time making sure you're getting the best possible refund turbo tax all people are tax people and we're back here on first things. I live in Miami for Super Bowl. Fifty four but plans exchange. And today we are. Remembering the life of Kobe Bryant Kobe's love of basketball transcended his sport as evidenced by Brazilian soccer star Neymar Neymar who flashed the number twenty four after scoring a goal. Last night just one of the many international stars clearly touched by Kobe. Bryant's Ryan's saying. We are now joined by sports illustrated senior writer. Chris Mannix Chris. Thanks so much for being with us. What was your reaction as you were watching and hearing everything unfold yesterday just incredulous like anything else and you start to remember some of the experiences you had covering Kobe Bryant? The experienced people told you about the the very first memory that came to mind two thousand eighteen. The Celtics are playing the cavaliers in the conference finals and Inbetween Games Games. Two and three Koby comes out with detail on Jason Tatum. Yeah and if you remember that there was like a three day gap between Games two. Who in three of that? Finals and Tatum said that he watched that video. Like one hundred times like just kept watching it over and over again and as the series went on Celtics coaches would tell me that it seemed like tatum was incorporating colby's not real time and they would grumble about it they would just say like could. Could you do this in the off-season don't try to change your game in the middle of the conference finals. So Nick Lebron's last Eastern Conference Championship. Some of it has to deal with it. You know it's so it's so funny you say that because we can talk about this more later the one of the one of the legends of Kobe and one of the way he'll be remembered is his rivalries that she seemed to put aside well before his fans or the opposing fans did the Kobe versus chef Kobe versus Michael Kobe versus Lebron. And obviously when you say the Lebron like I I have a long history of when you stack those those two guys up and compare them statistically being on one side of the ledger but no one can deny no matter where they are is an Chris. Talks about this. All the time is the Actual players look at Kobe in a different light. I don't because Lebron seemed like someone who you couldn't emulate because so much of it was physicality because Kobe was so graceful for whatever it was but for a lot of those players and I say this with glowing respect respect for Kobe Bryant it was to their detriment. Because you can't if you try to paint like Picasso you're going to just going to have a bunch of splotches on the wall and Kobe was the greatest bad shot maker ever but if you were not koby you're just taking bad shots and so you joke like we saw it in real time. I don't think it's joking tatum. All of a sudden within a series was like Kobe. Kobe could do it but that's why he's one of the greatest players ever Kyrie. Who Left the stadium yesterday and couldn't play? and Eh loves in idolizes Kobe. It's guys trying to mimic something. That seems like well if he could do it. Why can't life? He's obviously. He's bigger than Kyrie but he's not that much taller is not that much stronger again. Jump that much higher. What because you're not Kobe? That's why can't do it and the game in. Kobe was able to take all the things. Michael did figure out what he could do in couldn't do and build his game from there but that's a one of one historically like your. I can't say it'll never happen again but if it does it'll be another guy who turns into one of the ten greatest players That's what happens when Michael Jordan. When he played everybody focused on the best one `isolation basketball became involved after or during Jordan after him? Because those guys were trying to emulate what Michael Jordan could do and they couldn't do it could hurt their games or hurt the game of Basketball Kobi's legacy or were impact. The World of sports is unquestionably the killer instinct and not that he was the first. But maybe because Michael Jordan guys like that but maybe because technology legit had increased so much and he become this icon in Asia worldwide. That others before him couldn't maybe that's why but whether you call the killer instinct. Mom mentality mentality. I mean remember you mentioned Utah the air boss but remember him in the All Star game as a nineteen year waving off. Carl Malone Carl Malone with a disagreed with him he waves him. I don't need it. I mean that type of mentality. Kobe Bryant taking the lash out or later in an all star game challenging challenging Lebron. Right right after Lebron. You're scaring more than a decade now. Twelve thirteen years later like the relentless competitiveness competitiveness combined with the fearlessness. Is How you become him. I think wasn't there one all star game when Michael walked up to him and said don't do this tonight like this is not going GonNa be glad to see you. TRY TO GO GET THIRTY OFF. It's not that might have been Michael's last. It might have been one of the last ones assured they're on at a larger scale. Kobe is responsible for the growth of the game. Globally as any player ever. You know the nineteen ninety-two. Dream Team is widely viewed as the team opened the door globally. So you had some international players coming in and out of the NBA but it really created a viewership the NBA. It's never seen before four and all those young kids while they. I started watching Michael and those players in the nineties. They grew up watching Kobe and in the late. Nineteen nineties early. Two thousands there was a vacuum for star players. When Michael Left the stage it was Alan Iverson for a hot minute then it was? Tim Duncan maybe but in really was colby OBI that people started watching as the game expanded to different areas of the globe to China with Yao Ming in two thousand and three all across Europe over the decade later they. We're watching Kobe Bryant. It was his jersey. They were buying it was him. They would try to emulate so this global behemoth that the NBA's become today is as much Kobe's doing as anybody anybody else. Why do you think that is why do you think he had such a global reach more so than other players who were equally as as way miss if you will? It's a great question because I've wondered the same thing because Kobe isn't from humble beginnings like so many of the international players I think part of it has to do with the fact. He was the first first highschool to pro. That wasn't a big like Moses. Did Kevin Garnett dated other key was the first guard to say. I'M GONNA go straight high school WPRO. Pardon me and I do wonder Darryl Dawkins Bill will. He was the first guy that wasn't just like well. I'm big enough alright and I do wonder if you're Joel embiid. Who doesn't pick up basketball to your almost teenager near in Cameroon? And you say okay. Well this guy is turned into. I'm sure he thought the best player in the world. He came into the League when he was a teenager. I I'm bigger than everybody. Everybody I can say I could be good at it. Why can't I your that manic? Sure point to me is as important as anyone that we made over. The three three hours of this show is what makes the NBA to me so special today. Is You have a guy who's going to win an MVP EP. Who's born in Slovenia? You have a guy who won the MVP and it's probably about to win another one. who was born in Greece is from Nigeria? You have a guy who might win an MVP one day Who's from Cameroon and a guy who I know is going to be on your? MVP Ballot Pascal. CIOCCI WHO's also from Cameroon. That does not happen. I I believe without Kobe Bryant. She's not the only one I'm not saying it's all him. But if you talk about human beings who has had the biggest impact on the NBA global reach. yao-ming is on that shortlist because of what he meant to the billion five in China Colby is on that list alongside Michael Jordan. Like what they did because as you talk the Dream Team Jaanus was not born. Luca was negative seven when the Dream Team for those guys I. I'm older than all these guys and I was eight years old when the Dream Team happened it was this era that made them fall in love with the game and Joel embiid even set yesterday when he was reacting to. All of. This was watching Kobe. Those two thousand ten NBA finals. That made him say oh. I WANNA play basketball. I want to be like this guy. It seems almost unfair that he was taken from us. Oh soon way too soon. Before he had a chance to do his second third fourth. ACT THAT WE. We all thought Nick we've been paying tribute Jacoby and his life our entire show today. I want to give you a chance to give us your final thoughts won't one of them's very personal on the other. I think can apply to more the personal one is i. I feel personally guilty. Guilty for the manner in which I of always discussed coby coby. Because he's such an icon and he was always involved in these. Some real. Some media created rivalry right. It was Kobe versus shack. And you pick decide. I was a shack gut Kobe versus Jordan. And I know people might not believe it but I I was Jordan. Kobe versus Lebron. I obviously was Lebron. Brian Guide up to an including little. If any of US know ten hours. Twelve hours. Thirteen hours before this tragic accident. And when Lebron Baston and I couldn't even manage just to send out the tweet congratulating Lebron without a little bit of a big because because it was a friendly sports rivalry but in building one person up we very often or I very often tear someone down and you just fight in your head good sports. They're all nobody really unnecessary. And then he's gone and you look back on the career and you say this is one of the greatest athletes ever. This is someone who's on on the court resume just about anyone and was building something off the court. That mate was maybe going to rival or surpass any athlete off the Winning the Oscar and what he was going to build and it will always affect to me and fans who never met him because of the power of his ability personality in the way he handled himself self especially this last phase of his life. And I still would. It says the Kobe Brian on the screen broussard with the years. It's still to me doesn't feel totally real that we are talking about Kobe. Bryant in the past tense. Now Look I'm with you and for your first statement about being critical of Kobe. That's the analytics age. Analytics looks at Kobe. Bryant's career and he wasn't that efficient. You know he shot the mid range ball and look. I don't care what your analytic say. This guy was one of the greatest to ever do it and ten years from now five years. There's from out twenty years from now doe. Put these guys with the great analytic numbers ahead. Kobe Bryant all right. This do was the truth period. I secondly I think I've full faith that the NBA will handle this the right way and whatever they do will be great and I will not be critical of them. If they don't do this I would love to see them retire both number eight and number twenty four and I talked to anybody with the NBA. About this I don't know if they're thinking about others or or it hasn't crossed their mind but league-wide I would like to see them retired number. Eight and number twenty four Major League baseball retired. Jackie Robinson's number. which obviously he for a different reason but the NBA? You've been making the point all day all morning Nick we have seen an NBA superstar. Pass away like this in the prime of his life. Listen everyone that's ever won. The MVP is so with us except for Wilt who died twenty years ago when what. He was older Moses who died suddenly recipes. Moses was sixty and now Kobe every other in the still alive so there's a so so I think I think that's appropriate to retired Kobe Ryan's number I'd love to see the NBA. Do it and I wanna read one quote from. It's showtime specialty. Did in two thousand fifteen. He he said there's a choice that we have to make as people as individuals if you want to be great at something. There's a choice you have to make. We all can be masters of our craft. Will you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is our inherent sacrifices that come along with that family time hanging out with friends being a great friend being a great son? Nephew whatever the case may be there are sacrifices that come along with making that decision and the absolute fool unfairness of this. Is Kobe. Knowingly made those sacrifices believing and I'm going to get that time back on the back end I'm gonNA throw myself all into my daughters lives. I'm going to do all these things things. And that's what he was doing. And that's what a lot of us were really highly motivated group. People do it will all be worth it and you don't always have that time at at the end and have that stolen from Kobe from his daughter from seven other innocent people on that plane. It's unspeakably awful and for those close to him. You can get your heart absolutely breaks for it is so well said crisper started. Thank you very much without. That is going to do it for for us here. This morning we are going to be back here tomorrow morning. Thank you for listening to the first things first. PODCAST remember. Leave us a review and tell us what you think. Subscribe live to the podcast on apple podcasts and catch us on F s one Monday through Friday. Six Thirty A._M. Eastern.

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Full Show LIVE from Miami (A Tribute to the Life of Kobe Bryant)

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Full Show LIVE from Miami (A Tribute to the Life of Kobe Bryant)

"The first things first. I'm John Wolf. This is Nick Right Chris for joining us this this morning. We are down here in Miami for Super Bowl Week. We came here to talk football but in life sometimes plans change and unfortunately today is one of those days. We are continuing to process the news of Kobe. Brian Steph his reach so much farther than just basketball as a father and husband has been an NBA legend and Oscar winner. So much more nick. I know this was hard on your was hard on every sports fan. How are you processing all of this morning? Now that you've that is second to let it sink in. Yeah I think processing is the right word and I don't think it sunk in I. This is the first one of these for me as far as unlike broussard. I had no personal relationship with Kobe. Bryant and I've never had had a celebrity death that registered with me the way I know so many have with other people. I remember the outpouring when Michael Jackson passed. Ask and I'll be totally candid. I didn't understand it. I understood people appreciated Newsweek and appreciated his career. But I didn't understand the grief reef people were feeling and now I do A. I am still in a stage of disbelief. Chris Chris I win. The news came across my twitter. Feed is I think was so many people I said. Well that's it can't be right and then as the news seemingly the only got sadder and sadder and it was confirmed and then we also know his thirteen year. Old Daughter passed away along with seven other people. I don't even know how to wrap my arms around it and I am in true shock that these it it Kobe Bryant Nineteen Seventy eight to twenty twenty that that we are not going to see Kobe Bryant sitting courtside Laker Games. When he's old and gray and that we're not going to get to see this next phase of his life that he seemed to be so excitedly embracing over the last few years of his retirement? uh-huh yeah like everyone. I mean. I was in shock. I was actually in the air when I found out I was flying to Chicago in in roots are here somebody at texted me. OMG and I shot back a question mark and they say Kobe dive and it just I was like this. Can't be Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant question mark and they said yeah and I began seeing other stuff because we were about to land in the news and it was like a gut cut punch and as you said I mean. I've seen tragedies. I was very little kid when Roberto Clemente died of a plane crash Thurman Munson. I was older and could understand when he died with the Yankees Magic Johnson when he came out got HIV people on a die. Hard order. Roy Halladay and more recently the great pitcher. But I haven't experienced anything like this in the world of Sports Ford in my lifetime. This is the most tragic for me that I've ever seen and there are a lot of reasons to be devastated but one was that Kobe. Head transition so smoothly to life after basketball which surprised me because because he has such tunnel vision as a player that I actually was one that thought he might have trouble transitioning because basketball was such so much a part of his is life and really was his life but he I mean I haven't seen a transition this new business ventures a venture capitalist won an Oscar. Oh for his movie dear basketball bestselling author for the Mamba Mentality Book and a family man a tremendous family win. That's why we didn't see as many laker games because he was spending time coaching his kids. Ironically the last time I saw him was about a year ago at the mall in Newport New Newport or beach where he lived and he was with his family and we spoke for about ten minutes he seems so comfortable and so just comfortable in life after basketball and so. That's one of the reasons of many. That is most devastating than me. All Jenna that the what Bruce Archer right there is was my immediate reaction. Once you start the process it is. There are certain guys who really do worry about wants as their careers over. No matter how much money you're famer accolades. They have. What will they do and will? They always be trying to who've reclaimed their athletic fame and I would have thought Kobe was going to be tops on that list because he was such an amazing competitor and he seemed to have a just a almost animalistic need to compete to defeat you to have there be some Scoreboard that he was on the top of but instead he went a totally different way. He embraced he totally room. Self into I would. It would appear the things. He may be always had a passion for but deprived himself of because he was so focused on singular greatness as a basketball a player and so he gets into films. He's always reading a different book and she gets his sports fixed through his daughters. And that's the part that for everyone to me is so jarring about it and it's a makes makes you honestly reconsider all your decisions. It makes you like all of us. I you know. Spend time away from our families for career. We're very focused on broussard. If I may your bi-coastal and I spent a year and and a half living in a different city than my wife and kids and going back and forth and it makes you think like is any it does any of it matter other than the things that actually matter and Gobi was finally getting to do the things for him actually matter and to have that stripped from him and selfishly for all of us to lose getting to see what the next fifty years of a savant a brilliant person I and that was trilingual person that could show the ability to get to the top of multiple fields. What he would've would've done the things he was already trying to do for women's basketball? It's it is a tragedy. Unlike I can remember in the sports world in my lifetime so for me I was at. I was at another network when the news of the Michael Jackson passing happen and I was just starting my career. When when when Princess Di Tragically killed those were the only two that I can remember that had such an incredible global reach but we didn't live really in the time of intense social media as we do now where you get the immediate impact of of how much he has coby Bryan has touched everyone? I mean far. I'm from just basketball. You scroll down any of your feeds and he has affected just about everyone and I know you both touched on it but my question to you is how much bigger it was. Kobe Bryant then just the basketball accolades which in and of itself are tremendously impressive. First of all basketball wise on a world stage he was as big as anyone anyone because in Asia he was arguably the biggest NBA player. There you know so yup basketball wise. I mean his impact is second to none and that includes does Michael Jordan and Lebron James as far as worldwide prominence and being a face of the game but Ko Nick Kamen touched a lot of athletes even if they go on to do some really good things after their playing career the best part at least to the public of their life life was going to be their sports career. I'm not sure that was going to be the case with Kobe. Bryant because he I mean he's I've been retired with three or four years three years and a half years and he's already done so many tremendous things and so what what he was going to do. Do I mean. I don't know if he would've ever delved into politics or whatever he obviously was intelligent enough was well respected enough to do things like that but he he was gonNA do some tremendous things off the court and again that is one of the things that makes us so tragic in my mind and and I don't know if this makes it Satur- or makes it I don't know more palatable. Probably somewhere in between when he was in the public you right in the public is Saturday night the night before because they were the Lakers were in Philly and Lebron passed him in the scoring list. And so what you saw from Kobe with his tweet after the game with Bill Flash in the LA Times wrote about today was. Kobe was truly at peace and was no longer engaging in the heavy stuff that I find myself engaging in all the time of this player versus player he was so confident and satisfied with what he had accomplished in basketball that that he had. I don't want to remove yourself from the fray but he was warning now just to lift others up and to move on to other phases. This is so you're glad he got that piece but it is for Kobe's family. The family of the other people on that airplane are earn helicopter for everyone. It is the type of thing and this is not going to be totally candidates three hours today. I just going to be. I don't know soul searching but aside but then I'll talk with bruce sort off the air about in that regard is a man of deep deep faith to be totally candid I. Am Not so much and is the type of thing that makes you question either. Like and that is the impact of something like this. You either say like how is this fair or this is where you grab someone's hand who has that type of faith and you say this is how you get through these types of things. God Willing I. I hope those those three other daughters and his wife have that support structure around. Because this is this is unbelievable. Well as you can imagine. The news has struck so many throughout the sports world. As well this from Shaquille O'Neal there are no words to express the pain. I'm going through now with at this tragic and sad moment of losing my niece G. G. and my friends my brother my partner in winning championships. Dude my homie. I love you and will miss. He will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. I'm sick right now. He then added. Kobe was so much more than an athlete fleet. He was a family man. That was what we had most in common. We love our families. Whenever we got together I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace my hi kids like they were his his baby girl? Jonah was born on the same day as my youngest daughter. I miss you already brother. This is truly unbelievable. Everyone please escape the Brian's in your prayers rest in peace. We Talk About Physical Fitness Salat. But there's another side to the game that's just as important. I'm talking about mental fitness. Calm the number one APP for sleep and meditation has now teamed up with Lebron James to help. If you train your mind. 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We are here in Miami covering Super Bowl fifty four but we do continue to celebrate the life of Koby Bryant which has sidetracked us just a little bit today. This was the scene yesterday afternoon afternoon in Los Angeles. Within hours of the news of Kobe's tragic death fans began to gather outside the staple center countless current and former NBA be a players feeling just as lost as the fans. Here's Dwayne Wade. Today is is one of the saddest days in my lifetime. Uh seems like a bad bad dream. She's Waco from the nightmare in the same way about such a great. This is a great leader. Great champion the great person has coby coby. Nobody better a man though to place. These are the moments when you buy heart goes out to Kobe's family his daughter and there's no way around it stories so many moments that he's giving us we're so thankful for those moments per foot of the moment. Is there so it was one of my favorite players. I I've got to have a relationship. A friendship missile. Missive friendship. Many Times Kobe retired from game of basketball in a hole hole in in my wanting to play when I came into the chase them chased I wanted to be respected by him was level on new zone. So thank you man. You've all the memories we go ones and these tears we cry. It is not going to go. It's not leaving today. We've we've from now a month from now a year from now we ever ever miss you. Man You are legend icon. Your father your husband. Those were just some of your brother. Your friend thank you for being my friend. I love you brother. The raw emotion from everybody that Kobe has touched along the way. If we didn't already know yesterday showed us just how much Kobe to an entire generation of former and current players. Nick what is all of this reaction. Tell you about Kobe's legacy not just to the Lakers. which is just to the world bolt? Yeah this is something broussard talks about a lot easier. If you talk to current players they almost to a man. WHO's the guy? You looked up to Kobe. WHO's the guys from his era? WHO's the dumpster guard Kobe? Who's the and you can speak on this better than I can? But like she we all know he's one of the greatest players in NBA. History is one of the three greatest guards ever he is arguably the great the icon of the greatest franchise in NBA history and some people take sports history certainly in the last fifty years. Nobody's had more success in sports parts than the Los Angeles Lakers but and we could in some point today. I will go down the list of things he did from year. Four to year seventeen to culminating taking in the sixty point final game of his career which is just. You wouldn't believe it if it was in a sports movie you you wouldn't believe it you'd say rewrite the ending it's not it's too unbelievable. But the what do people say broussard. When they're in an office and they're shooting a piece of paper to a trash can Kobe and he truly transcended in a way that certain athletes? Even if you think they're higher on the all-time list that they never could dream of transcending. Yeah I mean you mentioned current players and current players and former players. You know a lot of times. We have the conversation and without out fail whenever I'm talking to players of either playing today or they were playing in the past. They say Kobe. Kobe got to be in that discussion. Why why are people more people talking about Cohen? I mean next how great he was. You mentioned you know the sixty points and his last game. which was so Kobe Brian to go out with a sixty point? Game the eighty one points for our generation that was like wilt Chamberlain's Chamberlain's one hundred point game and it's it may be the you know in Wilt Chamberlain Day and you look back at that that game and you know it became a concerted effort by his team to get him the basketball so we could score to one hundred points Kobe's eighty-one came in a competitive game. They were down fourteen points. I believe in the first half and he had to score to get them to win the game. You score fifty five in the second half so as a basketball player. His legacy is as is big as anyone's as great as anyone's but the thing about colby is that it goes like so. Many athletes defy the stereotype of what we think jockeys so many of them and particularly you know even an African American job colby defied those stereotypes more than anyone. He spoke five languages. He wasn't from the hood. He you know a lot of people think mentality the killer instinct that you got to be from a really rough often tough upbringing to have that type of mentality. Kobe's play professional basketball. Kobe grew up in Italy. It's degree yet. He had is tough and hard. Arnott's of a mentality as anybody as any athlete we've ever seen and I think his legacy as great as it is physically on the court. It is as much mental because the reason so many athletes say Kobe go. Conversation is because of that killer instinct and his ability to focus focus on whatever the task is was just incredible and we saw it in his post career to now. I'm done with basketball. Aw I'm focused on my media company. I'm focused on you. Know my books and my movies and all the things he was doing so mentally. He's he's one of the strongest athletes that we have ever seen. After this happened yesterday I went back to the hotel room and I just put on the TV. It didn't matter what channel you flipped on. This is what they were talking about. It seemed like Knick player after player coach after coach talked about just that his work ethic guy who so gifted and so talented would still. You'll be the first one of the gym. There were players talking about how they would come to play the Lakers and he'd be out there before the game practicing boo building up a sweat. Then go back and change and come come out and play the game and you wonder how someone who was so talented at their craff would want to spend so much more time at the crap which is what you're talking about. How we became came successful after basketball thing? Listen by regular human being standards. Kobe Bryant was a freak show athlete. I- MBA standards. He was not. It's great leaper. Mary fast but he wasn't overly tall she wasn't he was not physically dominant. And the reason you cannot be physically physically dominant and you're on the list that I was talking about is just like Michael Jordan. We had almost the exact same body specs. Just said a man. I am scared of no one. I am scared of no situation and I will work harder than you. Where what you think is hard work? I think it's the first workout of the day. And that is how you get to this. Level of greatness that is how in year seventeen contain. You're playing your seventy eighth out of eighty possible games in a season. You're averaging twenty seven points per game trying to drag a team that was well past its era into the postseason and have your Achilles pop on you and still get up and shoot those free throws right there are. There are so many moments in Kobe's career that if he were a fictitious character you would think well Zack's that's the scene of the movie but he had like five of the you you mentioned eighty one point game. She scored sixty two a few weeks. Earlier in three quarters was asked why you didn't go in stay in to try to go for eighty and he said I'll get another time and he and he did he hit those free throws the pop two killings he for his fifth championship which was such an important moment for him because this was as before he was to a different phase in his life and shack at forty at forty one that fifth. They're down three two in the finals. They win game six game seven he. He is just doesn't have his shot. So what does he do. It gets fifteen rebounds and plays great defense and then my final night life. Final Day like we talked about Babe Ruth calling his shot but in a fashion similar to Derrick jeeter hitting a home run. I three thousand or the walk call for his final game sixty Lena season he hadn't scored forty. It was twenty I those loose and they one of four and of course those things don't happen in real life and then by the way two years after I graduate Jews after I retire won won an Oscar and like that is that why his level of ICONOCLASM. If that's the word is going to be hard to be matched by any current. NBA Player no matter the levels on the court they achieved because yes he did it in a way and with a flair that we haven't seen since we're really proud zero taxes here to help this tax season making tax filing easier for you. They've made it their mission to give you all the tools and advice you need to get your taxes done with competence like making uploading Your W. Two as easy as taking a picture. Just use your phone or tablet to simply snap a picture of your W. Two then watcher information appear in the right place in your tax return. You can be sure your filing on your taxes correctly while at the same time making sure you're getting the best possible refund turbo tax. All people are tax people. We are back here. Live from Miami. We're here for Super Bowl fifty four today however we are remembering the life of Kobe. Brian who passed away at the age of forty one yesterday as you can imagine there was plenty of reaction around the league. Here was Kareem abdul-jabbar difficult so for me to put in words how I feel about the loss of Kobe Bryant as a young boy I met him when he was eleven. Twelve years old is friends with his dad. Joe We were a former adversaries. joepat played for the seventy sixers but he was a good friend and someone that I shared a friendship. And it's hard for me to understand now how this is affecting Joe and his wife so to always family I want to send my most sincere and heartfelt regrets and prayers and my thoughts are with you guys. It's an incredible family man. He loved his wife and daughters. He was incredible athlete and a leader. In a lot of ways he inspired a whole generation of young athletes. He was one of the first ones to leave high school. Come to the NBA and do soil dominating the game and becoming one of the best scores that the Los Angeles Lakers has ever seen. I had the privilege of being there when he scored his eighty me one point game and it was something that I will always remember as one of the highlights of the things that I learned and observed in sports Kobe. My thoughts would you absolutely rest in peace young men. This loss is it's just Orange Kareem abdul-jabbar on the passing of Kobe Bryant. We are now joined by Doug Godly Gottlieb when you heard the music jumped on at Redeye from La. You made sure you were here. What was your reaction when you heard about all of this? I mean I was Crestfallen. I've got to know Kobe. After his career we live in the same area. Our daughters from the school together for a couple years and one of the other families bellies John's a legendary junior college baseball families. That was yes and his wife Kerry and they they leave to kids Christina mousers a PE teacher their school. She leaves three kids. It's terrible local tragedy and Mike. My daughter my daughter's friend. Eliza was obviously on that plane so I yes. You're you're dealing with a thirteen year old daughters enough problems middle school mouth sudden. You're dealing with death and then it's it's Koby and I think you said it before Chris. The timing of what happened the night before. Like the Broncos even talked about Lebron really interesting kind of. Let us in that that back. When Kobe's playing the All Star game his hometown of Philadelphia he had Lebron he he and the? Brian Got Maverick Carter. They drove to go see him. Yeah and he was getting ready to play play Oak Hill the next day and gave his shoes and the broadmoor size too small to go from Lebron passing him in Philadelphia and becoming third. All time and Kobe has handled this so well. I guess well as you possibly can. And then pops up on your phone. Your daughter's autres crying and I know you don't know what's going on. And then you just understand the magnitude and I think the fact that we had cream Abdul Jabbar at they're like this is. NBA Stars ours are not like NFL stars and start seeing the live forever and you're still alive. There's there's gave out the NBA first MVP in nineteen fifty six as of yesterday morning only Wilt Chamberlain and Moses Malone were the NBP's that were not still with us and the fact that it's now three in Kobe's one of them. It speaks to that point. We were talking about this for the show. There's the Bill Russell seeming like bill. Russell seemed like the oldest man in the room for my entire higher life. And you still see him every NBA finals like you're absolutely Moses. Was Sudden Bi was older. But we thought we we're GONNA have fifty more years of Kobe Bryant in our lives and and Chris we've we've talked about this plan. A lot of people were worried about Kobe. Right if you has is KOBE CANNOT BE A. Gm Me coach his demands on people in terms. That work ethic is beyond what normal people are are really even capable of so we like what else and he did find he did find this. I mean he was really into coaching. The Mama girls like he's sending me videos of triangle and some of the drills they're doing they're practicing five days a week and then he had his empire but so my initial reaction. I was Crestfallen for all these Newport families and then you start to understand the magnitude of NBA superstars don't die and then and then the story itself. The whole thing is you cannot write a script like this from the airball his his freshman year in the playoffs year in the playoffs to becoming seen as the greatest closer you know the injuries. He's Colorado becoming this family man mom out and now having having an academy award like it's the most remarkable walkable tale I can think of for Mba player and unlike so many of his contemporaries gone way too soon. Bill classy longtime columnist for the La Times and his career de la times basically mirrored careers. Kobe's career with the Lakers. Last started two months before the first game and he wrote Yesterday in his column one of the lines was Co.. We does not die like this can't be true. Kobe doesn't die and we know he's a basketball. Ask a ball immortal but that was part of my thinking when when I heard the news like wait a minute. This can't be like Kobe. Bryant is one of those handful of players that you you just expected to always be there so always be in the fabric of sports and basketball. And I'm going to be like I think one of the things. I'm going to try to start. Applying more to my life is something that I look at Kobe. As having and that is co and I think anyone in any field of endeavor ever should learn this from colby he did nothing just for the heck of it. He did nothing just to get through it. Oh I've gotta do when it was when he play okay basketball it was. I'm playing to be the best ever or at least the best I can be. I remember seeing him when one of his new models of his sneaker would come out. You got my new shoe shoe yet. Or when amuse came out and showtime documentary we we used to email every so often and like he. He moved around around a bit as a kid. I moved around a bit as a kid. Sometimes we were both the only one of the few African Americans in our area so I taught you know we kind of talked a little a bit about that over email and he was like you're going to love the muse. That's because of that light. He was so he took so much pride in everything he did whether it was. He's he's shoes whether it was his game whether it was the stuffy did after off the court the the the showtime documentary and so on and so forth. I'm really we're going to try to apply that to my life. Don't be mediocre in anything. Always try to be the best I think. And I think it's a amazing lesson that a lot. A lot of people say and very few people actually do Co. we saw we had proof positive evidence. She was actually doing it by what he did. Post career but your point about what we wrote. Kobe doesn't die. I think this is one of the reasons. This is resonating so much. Because he's a global icon. You could argue the most popular player globally. BNB's ever had like you when we look at the NBA Today. And we we. We talked about it Friday four of the starting all stars Cameroon. Cameroon Greece Nigeria via Greece and Slovenia the way okay the NBA just became truly global. Game is in large part because those guys those kids grew up idolizing Kobe. But so there's that that part of it the other part of it is this it makes us all feel like could be us if Kobe Bryant can die in a helicopter crash along with his daughter in those seven other people that Doug had a relationship with and whose lives are just as valuable as Kobe's then there's any of us and it makes I think we all we all know we're going to die but none of us ever actually believe it or I think maybe but that's just me like you know it's true but it's hard to actually believe and then when you see Kobe Bryant died it's makes you. It makes all of us question question our own mortality. The popularity is fascinating. Because Chris. You'd probably test this. Most guys didn't like him when he played in his in his as prime he was not he didn't have a lot of friends in the NBA Laden his NBA career. He tried to start befriending guys and guys like what is the deal. Kobe where he's now l.. He's friendly Kobe or whatever but if you pull the current NBA players he's there Jordan Jordan. Right Iverson probably a close second and and maybe part of it is eighty and live with it. Whatever he's also you know he's going to go down as the last of the mid range guys the last of the ice? Oh guys you know. The he was a he's a very unique figure member he wanted out of. La was going to be traded. And then the you know the Bulls couldn't pull it off and he ends Zev reinvesting again Phil Jackson retirement after ripping them in a book pound. The whole thing is nuts and yet he's gone so he can't. We were left up to tell all these stories so we can do three hours of a show based solely on what Kobe. Brian did on the court. And how few people do we know who could reach the pinnacle of their craft craft. And yet we could spend hours and hours talking about what they did outside of the craft and I think that's what makes this such a unique individual and obviously such the tragic nasty. Yeah I mean again. I think his mental leg is the legacy he leaves for. People mentally is as big as the legacy. He's left physically and you mentioned like a lot of players. Made may not have liked him when he played. Kobe grew up so much differently than your average. NBA Player again in Italy. You Know He. He grew up there and then he was in the suburbs in Philadelphia and So He i. I saw him at least in my relationship with him earlier in his career. I don't know if he was as comfortable in his skin at least in that setting of the NBA because he drew up so differently Jordan. Right can he did the Best Jordan Imitation of any vegas. When he hit the game winner he did the thing and then it only seemed to me he later really post championships without shack that he decided instead of trying to be my best version of Michael Michael Jordan? I'm going to be my best version of Kobe. Bryant and that then turned into also off the court right it turned into winning and Academy Award and doing it was a succession of things remember before he tours Achilles Tendon keep that that was a terrible basketball team that he singlehandedly into the playoffs right that was his and then the year off that he was at that school with his daughter serving lunches and I thought that really it gave him time to think and think about what he wanted to next. And that's when he got applauded this whole strategy about being global financial icon and then he comes back and he wasn't very good but the sixty and the last night in the speech mob bowed. Is it's deteriorate. It's like Derek jeter those those two guys so that's a willow all right well. Yesterday's new sent shockwaves far beyond the world of basketball. Tom Brady saying we miss you already. Koby while Barack Obama said Kobe was a legend on the core and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second. ACT TO LOSE. Jonah is even more heartbreaking to us as parents Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Brian family family on an unthinkable day. A life cut way too. Short I think's I live live from Miami F S One here for Super Bowl. Fifty four between the forty niners in chiefs but today we remember Kobe. Bryant who died tragically alongside light his thirteen year old daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash yesterday. And this was the scene yesterday when Lebron James got off the plane seemingly brought brought to tears by the news of Kobe tragic death just the night before Lebron past Kobe on the all time scoring list a milestone that truly meant the world to him him. Here's Lebron from Saturday. After passing Kobe on that scoring list. When I was a kid in high school I was growing up through the ranks? Kobe came into the League he was you know wasn't a dramatic comes straight from high school at that point in time to the NBA. But I was like wow seventeen or eighteen year old kid being to make that leap. And that's that's pretty damn cool and and as I started playing more ball and I was wondering at high school the things that he was doing on the floor you know admired and wanted to be a part of ABCD camp and he came and talked to all OUGHTA OUGHTA kids. That was there and I happened to be wanted to wanted to kiss. That was there and I was just. I was just listening. I was just trying to soak everything up. I could remember one thing. He said he was like if you want to try to be great it at it or want to be one of the grace you put the working. You know there's no substitution work and I was a fifteen year old kid at that can't you can actually find the footage of a And in two thousand and one I believe I was plan in New Jersey and the All Star game. If I'm not mistaken Yucca. Correct me it was in in Philly right. That Saturday Mia Maverick drove to the intercontinental downtown Philadelphia and he gave me period shoes which I ended up wearing that following night it was the railway blue. Kobe's I was fifteen and he was a fourteen hour in many ways and I'll sit and just talk to offer a little bit. He gave me the shoes. Iraq them in a game and it was the same night that we play. Oak Hill will against mellow and saw what he was able to do the very next night winning. MVP here in Philly. That same Matt Fowler Tonight as I got drafted. I'll still just admired him. You know seeing what he was able to accomplish championships having you know being early in his career where he learned from the Mrs Eddy had against the series against Utah and just use that as motivation and got better and better and better it to him winning multiple championships and continue to do our my school and and then competitors Just seeing in a work ethic the Work Ethic Daddy put into the game zero flaws off and zero. You backed off Omega Three. You take him up a little bit he can go around you he gives. You may arrange. She can post he can make free throws he zero flaws offensively and and that's something mired as well just being at a point where to defense will always be at bay where they can guard you all the way you just like. He was just immortal. Offensively because of your skillset and you're worth we take it down to two thousand eight would become to redeem their redeem team and it was a dream. Come true for me to be able to line up alongside of him just Amarna for so many years and him CNN from afar and then being able to be in practices with them and and you know me watching and learning so on. I mean is this is this is too much the story is just too much. It doesn't make sense. Let's just make a long story. Short here in the Lakers uniform in Philadelphia. Where he's from we're wanted to I I ever met him? gave me a shoes. He also is just surreal. It doesn't make no sense. The universe just push things things in your life and when you when you live in a right way or you just given everything to whatever you're doing things happen organically the interest not supposed to make sense but it just happens and and I'm happy just to be any conversation. We'll call we being Brian. It all time. Greatest basketball players ever play all time. Greatest Lakers the man got jerseys hanging up at staples center is just crazy. Such great insight into how much of an impact. Kobe had a whole generation of players. Again we should mention. This is twelve hours before Kobe. Guide for a yes. He had so much to say about. Just passing him on the Sporran this nick. Let's talk about the impact that Kobe did have a whole generation of other players are one zero zero in on one moment. Because I know both of these guys played college basketball. Doug played a little bit of pro basketball and Doug they will know Oh colby far better than I ever did but one very specific aspect and Lebron mentioned it there the redeem team two thousand eight. So let me take you back to two thousand eight where we are at that point in time Koby. It's the summer of. Oh A and Lebron is becoming Lubrani's Ronnie's just taking his team to the NBA Finals D.. Wade already won a championship more recently than Kobe had Carmelo was at the peak of his powers and the US had just been mortified on the international stage in Oh four and they are cruising through the Olympics and then they come come up against the Spain team. That's been together for a long time. That has pros on it. That really felt like we were the better team. And in that moment in that that fourth quarter of those Olympics Lebron Wade Mellow why Chris. Paul all those guys looked around around and said he's got this. Kobe got this. He's scored thirteen in the fourth quarter of that game she fouled out Rudy Fernandez. who was the other teams? And I I know what seems very specific but you still hear those guys reference that time around Koby and learning from him as far as what it takes to be a champion what it takes in those moments and those are his contemporaries much less young. The Luca's the neons and the guys who came after who didn't get to go honest played them a little bit but didn't really get to go up with all those guts. Well it's interesting. You bring bring that up. Because I think that's part of what Lebron has run into is we want to call it. The Mama mentality or basketball has always been my basketball has always been and the best player is taking the last shot no matter what. That's just the way it is. They always felt that way right. Larry Bird Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan. They never for we're at toby. Bryant never referred and even though probably his most famous play the Games now we check the thought is our perception whether it's reality or now is that he was a closures closer he was an unabashed Alpha. And that's one of the things that Lebron has we'll probably never live up up to because that's not how Lebron wired the Broncos more why has been more wired regards whether the stats nick bring out until you otherwise. He's more wired to take the right shot. Then make sure he's the guy who takes the shot right and that was the. That was the difference in Kobe. And I think that legend only grows with the mob mentality Talapity at how so many of these younger players Jason Tatum. Psychiatry Irving's come to him to study his game and work with him off season from Lebron's who we just saw all his age group down if they look at Kobe Bryant. Kobe had everything that young players would want to aspire to an what they would be impressed by. He doesn't get this type of publicity a lot. He's one of the greatest game dunkers we've ever seen. There's one where he does. In transition decision against another defender behind the back and then does a three sixty. I think it may have been against Denver. I was at mass. Where Garden remember Dr Jay's iconic layup up where you went from one side of the pain like you're saying so the other day I was at Madison Square Garden? We Koby did that against the Knicks. But don't be so that impresses the young people and then you ought to your point the closers mentality we all remember as a young guy. The airballs against Utah but when he we really got it done and I think solidified his reputation as a closer was the two thousand Finals Indiana. His fourth year in the League all right Shack Doc. Was the man on the team game four. They're up to one. Kobe was playing on a bad ankle. He had missed game three with an ankle injury shack foul. How would like three minutes left and Colby hits three bucks takes over as a twenty one year old that solidify no matter how many shots he may have may or missed going forward in the clutch that solidify his place as a closer and that Jenner to that younger generation? That's what they remember about Kobe. And you said you glossed over something and you said you know we all remember the airballs against Utah. I think there's an enormous percentage of audience who has no idea that ever had that in Kobe's first few years or in the playoffs she even as a literal teenager was like no I got it guys and he did. He missed them. I only bring that up. Today's say this for a lot of guys that would ruin them. As far as in those situations candidate Nick Anderson Amidst never never never end so Kobe teen took shots. That by the way. I don't believe to this day. Were drawn up for him. He was just like coach. I got it. Didn't just miss air balled old and still always believed. No no no no this is. This is my shot to take at you. Bring up his first championship in year. Four twenty one years old. You will that same playoff run. He has one of the most iconic plays in. NBA History. The Gupta Shack name seven against the Blazers and people. I guess rightfully look at those three years because shack when the finals MVP's shacks titles but you're you mentioned is first title title to one swing game of the series shack fouls out. Coby carries them the second title year to. He's twenty two years old. He averaged twenty nine a game right in that playoff golf run and scored forty eight in a closeout game of a playoff series. And then obviously third title what he did in the final three games against Sacramento Minto scoring thirty each game. So yeah. He had an unbelievable all-time teammate with shack. But they they don't win those titles with out Colbert Holbrooke but if you asked him and so I had. This is about a year and a half ago. He tax me. We've been trying to get together. Hey let's let's have some drinks at a place called hobby which is down in crystal cove and in near where he lives and we talked about a lot of topics. I mean just really amazing. The I opened like his desire to talk about anything. But you know look. Here's a guy who believed. He made all those shots. You didn't it. Didn't matter of fact actually made a low percentage of them in comparison to others but it was that mentality we had a conversation I swear to God he said You know Mike knows does he can't beat me. I was like out of here Dude Michael Jordan. It's like you used to try to drink so I was like each talk like Michael Jordan. That's because he knows full scale psychological warfare. I totally would do like I was like well how you take Mike. He's like well his dad love. Larry More you're like no you would not say yes full-scale size of a psychological warfare. He he was a brilliant human being so smart. No like you're you're sitting having conversations. Somebody comes up and speak Spanish. An insanely bilingual said the two weeks ago whenever it was that Lucas inbounding the ball. Lucas nineteen years old or just turned twenty. inbounding the ball. And here's someone behind him. Speaking Slovenian Annex Colby Colby S and speaking Slovenian like listen you know his I think one of his greatest contributions to basketball is he limited. The High Top myth high-top don't actually protect your ankles. So I asked about it. He goes man. That's a myth. Just going back to the to the seventies that Congress created created because they said they could protect your ankles more like he. He was literally brilliant and when left to his devices he didn't wasn't drugs and alcohol and it it became about business in about knowing all these things or about a tactician like look. You pointed out he wasn't he did have great games. He was not a freak. He did not have the first step EPA Jordan. You just did but he understood angles and pivoting and fan or footwork. And if you watch if you went to his daughter's practices when when you watch it was an incredible amount of detail put into footwork which everybody kind of glossed over. So he was a savant a bunch of different levels and I think that work work ethic is one of the great things that he's left for younger generation. All right again. The outpouring of emotion the reaction from fans and former players among the many statements is yesterday this from Bill Russell. She and I are absolutely shocked to hear the long of one of my favorite people and one of the best basketball mines in the history of the game. Our hearts and prayers to Vanessa and his girls Kobe Bryant. You were my biggest fan but I was yours. Rest in Peace Mumba. We're back here first. Things I live in Miami for Super Bowl fifty four but plans change. Today we are. Remembering the life of Kobe. Bryant it Kobe's love of basketball transcended his sport as evidenced by Brazilian soccer star Neymar who flashed the number twenty four after scoring goal last night just one of many international stars clearly touched by Kobe. Bryant's and we are now joined by sports illustrated senior writer. Chris Mannix Mannix Chris. Thanks so much for being with us. What was your reaction as you were watching hearing everything unfold yesterday just incredulous like anything else and you start to remember some of the experiences you had covering Kobe? Brian the experienced people told you about the very first memory that came to mind. Got Two thousand eighteen right. The Celtics are playing the cavaliers in the conference finals and Inbetween Games. Two and three. Kobe comes out with a detail L.. On Jason Tatum. And if you remember that there was like a a three day gap between Games two and three. That finals and Tatum said that he watched is that video. Like one hundred times just kept watching it over and over again and as the series went on so coaches would tell me that it seemed like tatum was was incorporating. Kobe's no real time and they would grumble about it. They would just say like. Could you do this in the off-season don't try to change. Your name came in the middle of the conference finals. So Dick Lebron's last Eastern Conference Championship. Some of it has to do with you know it's so it's so so funny you say that because and we can talk about this more later the one of the one of the legends of Kobe and one of the way he'll be remembered is his rivalries awards that he seemed to put aside well before his fans or the. Oh posing fans did the Kobe. Kobe versus Michael. Kobe versus is Lebron. And obviously when you say Lebron like I I have a long history of when you stack those two guys up and compare them statistically being on one side of the ledger but what no one can deny matter where they are is an Chris. Talks about this all the time is the actual players. Look to Kobe in a different light. I don't know if it's because Lebron seemed like someone who you couldn't immolate because so much of it was physicality because Kobe was so graceful so for whatever it was but for a lot of those players and I say this go with glowing respect for Kobe Brian. It was to their detriment. Because you can't if you try to paint like Picasso you're going to have a bunch of splotches on the wall and Kobe was the greatest greatest bad shot maker. Yes ever but if you're not Kobe you're just taking bad shots and so you joke joke like we saw it in real time. I don't think it's joking that tatum. All of a sudden within a series was like Kobe. Kobe could do it. But that's that's why he's one of the greatest players ever. I don't Kyri who left the stadium yesterday and couldn't play in. Love an idolizes Kobe. It's guys guys trying to mimic something. That seems like well if he could do it. Why can't I if he's bigger than Kyrie but he's not that much taller is not that much stronger? Oregon jumped at much higher. What because you're not coping? That's why can't do it and the game coby was able to take all the things was like well did figure out what he could do and couldn't do and build his game from there but that's a one of one historically like your. I can't say it'll never happen again but if it does it'll be another guy who turns into one of the ten greatest players. That's what happens when Michael Jordan. When he played everybody focused on `isolation basketball became involved after or during Jordan after him because guys trying to emulate what Michael Jordan could do and they couldn't do it could hurt their games hurt? The game of Basketball Kobe's legacy impact on the world of sports is unquestionably the killer instinct. And not that he was the first. But maybe because Michael Jordan and guys like that but maybe because technology had increased so much and he had become this icon in Asia Asia worldwide. That others before him couldn't maybe that's why but whether you call the killer instinct Mamba Mentality. I mean. Remember him you mentioned Utah. The air boss but remember him in the All Star game as a nineteen year old waving off. Carl Malone Carl Malone with a set of scream he waves him out huddle needed. I mean that type Saipem in Tallahassee Koby Bryant taken the last shot or later in an all star game challenging. Lebron Ri- ri- hitting after the Brian. You're getting more than a decade now. Twelve thirteen years later like the relentless competitiveness combined with the fearlessness. Is How you you become him. But I wasn't one all star game when Michael walked up to him and said don't do this tonight like this is not going to be just to see you. Try to go get thirty minutes. There might have been my last. It might have been one of the last one insured there on a larger scale. I think the Kobe is as responsible. Oh for the growth of the game. Globally any player ever. You know the nineteen ninety-two. Dream Team is widely viewed as the team. opened the door globally. So you you had some international players coming out of the NBA but it really created a viewership the NBA. It's never seen before and all those young kids while they. I started watching Michael those players in the nineties. They grew up watching Kobe. And in the late. One thousand nine hundred ninety s early two thousands. There was a vacuum for star players. When Michael Michael Left the stage it was Alan Iverson for a hot minute then it was? Tim Duncan maybe Kobe. That people started watching and as the game expanded to different areas of the globe to China with Ming in two thousand and three all across Europe over the decade later. They were watching Kobe Bryant. It was his jersey. They were buying it was him trying to emulate so this global behemoth that the NBA's become today is much Kobe's doing as anybody else. Do you think that is why do you think he had such a global reach more so oh then other players who were equally as way miss if you will you know. It's a great question because I've wondered the same thing because Kobe isn't from humble beginnings ginning like so many of the international players. I think part of it has to do with the fact he was the first high school pro. That wasn't a big like like Moses. Did it Kevin Garnett. Dated other key was the first guard to say. I'm going to go straight highschool to pro. Pardon me and I do wonder right. He asked Darryl Dawkins bill will. He was the first guy that wasn't just like well. I'm big enough all right and I do wonder if you're Joel embiid. Who doesn't pick up basketball to your almost a teenager near Cameroon? And you say okay. Well this guy is turned into. I'm I'm sure he thought the best player in the world came into the League when he was a teenager. I I'm bigger than everybody. Can people say I could be good at it. Why can't I You're that Mannix. Your point to me is as important as anyone that we made over. Three hours of the show is what makes the NBA A to me so special today. Is You have a guy who's going to win an MVP who's born in Slovenia. You have a guy who won the MVP he and his probably about to win another one. who was born in Greece is from Nigeria? You have a guy who might win an MVP. One day from Cameroon and a guy who I know is going to be on your. MVP Ballot Pascal CIOCCI. Who's also from camera? That does not happen. I believe without Kobe Bryant. She's not the only one I'm I'm not saying it's all him. But if you talk about human beings who has had the biggest impact on the NBA global reach. yao-ming is on that short list because of what he meant to the billion a billion five in China. Kobe is on that list alongside Michael Jordan. Like what they did because you talk about the Dream Team Jaanus was not born. Born Luca was negative seven when like the Dream Team for those guys. I'm older than all these guys and I was eight years old. When the Dream Team happened it was is this era that made them fall again and Joel embiid even said yesterday when he was reacting to all of this was watching Kobe those two thousand ten NBA finals? That made him say. Oh Oh I WANNA play basketball. I want to be like this guy. Welcome back to first things first. We are live. Live down here in Miami as we just like fans around the world are remembering and celebrating the life of Kobe Bryant. Who died tragically in a helicopter crash alongside his thirteen year old daughter and seven others yesterday? This was the scene yesterday at Staples Center as Lakers fans gathered to honor their fallen star. One of Kobe's biggest fans was another laker. Great Magic Johnson who took to twitter yesterday and said this my friend legend husband father. I son brother. Oscar winner and greatest Laker of all time is gone. It's hard to accept. Gobi was the leader of our game. A mentor to both male and female players Laker nation. The game of basketball and our city will never be the same without Kobe. Cookie and I are praying for Vanessa. He's beautiful daughters first. Natalia Bianca carry as well as his parents Joe and Pam and his sisters we will always be here for the Bryant. Family here is more more now. From Magic Johnson. People are going to miss his smile and and Just miss him because because Kobe or about in and Jim it was I thought he was going to live forever. I thought he was invincible. I thought he was. You Know He. He played like that he he walked like that he was just a confident. Young Man Jay West drafted him. I remember him telling us when he went one on one against Kobe. About against Michael Cooper that Colby was the next greatest clear. The Plan Z was seventy eighteen years old. He wasn't even eight eight and I'm not. What are you sure Jerry Jerry Right? He was spat on and Kobe's name synonymous with the LAKER franchise. As you know how much nick do you think. Kobe meant to the city of Los Angeles. Oh I the only thing I can compare it to his derrick jeeter New York. Tom Brady to the New England area. I don't even think Michael Jordan to Chicago because it kind of feels like the the whole country took different parts of ownership of Michael Jordan. You have Magic Johnson. There who one would argue that as far as guys guys who started their careers with the Lakers. Greatest Laker ever saying no. It's Kobe Bryant and the way Laker fans and the city of Los Angeles were so protective of him. Like we joke. Can we talk about. Were Laker fans happy. lebrons signed their the reason that was ever even. No question was because of the protective nature surrounding Kobe. which by the way did not always exist like that was was the when the Kobe and Shaq stuff was going on there? Were Laker fans who side. It was shacking. We're angry if they felt koby push shack out. But then over the next decade check aid that the year average thirty five and had the eighty one point game a couple years later when he wins his finally wins a league. MVP that a lot of people feel was long overdue. I do when they get to the finals. And then getting the back to back championships including beating the Celtics. Do he had like seven ACS. I mean you could save the Achilles hitting the free throws would have been his final act but then his actual final act on the court was the sixty point final game. Those are the things that you passed legend into God like status and you still live in Los Angeles. I spent some time out there when the Lakers were at their name. Dear and it was still the clippers could be the best team in the West and the Lakers were scuttling scuttling along route. Two twenty five wins and you go to any bar any LAKER game. You would have to ask them the game on and because Kobe was still playing. It was Kobe's last last year and so I don't think you can associate one person with one team more so than you do. Kobe Bryant with the Lakers. Your point the Lakers got one of the best players to ever play the game come into their team in his Prime Brian. And some of them defaced murals Weiss because the colby because there's no is. He's overtake or compete with Kobe. There is in a positive way. There's this call like following of Kobe fans in La mainly but also throughout the country that they're ready to fight you if you say. Somebody was better than combs. Brian Jordan leverage. How did he get that? He is look magic. Who like you said many would say the greatest Laker of all time? He says it's Colby. And here's why a lot of people would. I'd say it's Colby. He played twenty years with the Lakers. Magic only play twelve with the because of the HIV is career was cut short. But who else could you name Jerry. West only won one title in lost eight. Five claims started with the walkie wilt chamberlain. You know we want one time to play for other teams like Kobe's Laker Laker resume is the best laker resume of any player. And that's part of why he has this like that and in some ways it's completely completely improbable. I mean Chris you know this Kobe's run in. La Was Dirk. Nowitzki is in Dallas. Like pair. Were right or multiple times. He was gone like he demanded. I remember he talked to shack about this. Awhile back it oh four. He actually demanded to be traded. Oh seven I think that was the area almost almost walked to Chicago. Sign with the clippers so the fact that he survived twenty years. Is it probably the thing that I believe connects. The Kobe with the Lakers As much that does he is on a very short list of players that have had one era. One Championship era went through some some rocky times and that had another. I can't think of too many players that went through that. Look at the win. Totals in the middle of those Kobe. Years Thirty four wins. Forty five wins. Forty two wins and Kobe stuck around and was able to build another championship teams. We've seen guys Michael Bill Russell. Go on even Larry Bird going runs on one one era. These were two totally different eras net. Kobe participated in and led with the legs. I think that is forged the connection with that fan base well and he played twenty years. Just pick a number one through twenty and I'll tell you what happened that year. He doesn't make big number any number. You Want One through twenty twelve twelve. She won is beeping. They lose fine. They're back in the finals. But that's right after you're talking about when they're when when they're down I think he averaged thirty game in the playoffs that year. They lose two one. A man is best moments of his life. I assume they lose to the Boston. Celtics engaging bulb years but give me another give me one from early on five. So that's their second title and a year that people forget he averaged twenty nine a game in the regular season. He's An and in the postseason twenty ninety game in both of those and Ooh had forty eight. I think it was that your might have been the first was that year had forty the eight to close out there round two seres forty eight in the playoffs. She was twenty two years old like you can. There's not a year aside from eighteen. I'd have been in bad shape because that's the herbs recovering from the Achilles but every other year there's something to pull from even the years when they were down that's what he ever thirty five five and thirty one. That's when he had eighty one points a game after a few weeks prior scorned sixty two three quarters like eighties. And this is the and this. This is what I am going to struggle with for a long time I. I've spent a lot of my television radio career. Picking at him picking at what. What makes him not as great as Jordan or Lebron or whoever and it's because that well at least that's what I do that's what we do and we're ranking players listing and it's really who six and who's eight? It matters damage and deprived me. I think of until these last eighteen hours really appreciating holy. Look at what this guy did at every we step of the way another draw. We can't overlook with Kobe. Bryant is his game looked good. I mean it was. He was like Michael Jordan. The second I mean the Dunks the grace where wrangler better his game looks better than Lebron and say it's more. He's more graceful. He's he's a little bit way flows through the air and that's a big part of the draw as well because very few players have looked good is him when he does his thing on the court it was a draw for Michael Jordan and this is the most impactful thing you said to me Nick. One time we were talking about Lebron was. You don't have many years you have left with Lebron plane appreciate aide appreciate the time that you have left with him with. Tom Brady the only time that was ever said. Even close to anything was was towards the end with Kobe when you knew it was the end of Kobe plane and it was this. Appreciate what you're going to watch because you might not see something with this longevity this successful ever again and we really haven't for that to that degree well and I in Mannix like that. That's the that's the thing about. Sports is for Kobe his his time is a great great the player he was so great player in your seventeen eight US twenty seven game and they snapped his Achilles heel. Only add one more great moment and that of course was as great of a Mona's there's sixty sixty points in the final game but that's what makes this extra devastating is it did look like Oh. His Greatness Nisa basketball player might have ended a few years ago but what he's now going to do as either a coach with of his daughter as an advocate advocate for women's sports. This was something lost in the headlines last days he said I think there's a few WNBA players who play in the NBA and Mannix. I don't know how you read it. I read that less literal and more figurative to tried to inspire his daughter and others to say there is no ceiling. Don't just say you're going to be the best women's basketball player ever see how high you can climb that mountain and to have that taken away from all of us from those close to him. It's just unspeakable speak with his is. There's so many examples of that mindset. When he snapped at Achilles I remember talking to him and seeing other people talk to him as well about out he really believed he was going to be a better player after the Achilles injury? You really believed that his that his will could overcome anything so we would just take a redshirt year a year and a half or whatever it was and come back a stronger player now. Obviously didn't you can't recall from that type of injury. But the fact that he he wasn't just paying lip service to it he actually. We believed that he was going to be better player following probably the most devastating injury. NBA Player can suffer all morning long. We are continuing to hear the impact that Kobe had had amongst. So many this from Kobe's former head coach Phil Jackson. The crash was a tragedy for multiple families. My heart goes out so Vanessa and the families that lost loved ones. Kobe was chosen one special. In many ways to help people our relationship as coach player transcended the norm. He went beyond the veil. First things first live from Miami beach each for Super Bowl fifty four F S. One is here all week to preview an incredible match up between the forty niners and the chiefs but today we remember the life of the legendary. Kobe Bryant who died tragically in a helicopter crash alongside his thirteen year. Old Daughter. Jonah and seven others. The news hit many around the league. Hard here's Gregg Popovich. After this first game yesterday most importantly appreciate you all went in the locker room. Be Tonight. everybody's pretty emotional about the tragedy with Kobe and all of us know what a great player was but he wanted me on great playing. He was a competitor That is goes unmatched in. Its what made him As a player so attractive everybody. That focus That competitiveness that will to win and even more importantly than that We all feel a deep sense of loss for all of us in so many ways in so many millions of people loved him for so many different reasons It's just a tragic thing that there are no words that can describe How everybody feels about it so We all think about the family and mm-hmm process that they're going to be going through now. That's where it should be. You hear Gregg Popovich talk about his focus. Focus and Kobe's will and his drive. He had such a relentless pursuit for excellence in absolutely everything he did on the court. But you saw it later in life especially You know off the court is well. What was it about Kobe? Drive that enamored so many people don't I just think that that will to win. And but it's one thing every guy says they WANNA win right every says I want to win but who is actually willing to put in the time and put in the effort and improve your game. And that's what he did. He he was very Jordan light in that he went from being a driver by to make himself into a an elite perimeter shooter to making himself into a post up player. We had the Kobe Fade. Hey defender to he was. He was a great defender and he was he was adult right. He was just a great defender. I'm GonNa Guard your team's best player at the end. The game name which is what kind of basketball is always about right like baseball. The competitor leader always play shortstop and basketball. The Alpha takes the last shot. God is not afraid of missing and guard the other teams best player and that's who Kobe Bryant was which what's fascinating about is. That's the opposite of Jelly Bean. Joe By like he was this data right well no NBA player and then he played overseas. But he's seen as a guy who never really lived up to his potential right whereas Kobe. got every bit of juice Out of that orange. I don't think we brian is nearly as athletically. Talented Lebron James or even is Michael Jordan but he has been as successful as anyone since Jordan before Lebron or even more success in terms of championships then Lebron and I think it is that work ethic and that's the that's the Mama mentality which has now become embraced which As we all remember when he played it wasn't right he was selfish. Like gained seven against the Celtics when they won their last title was a disaster for him shooting the basics forty four I mean. He can't firing. I can't missing. Ron artest really helped him win the game but but it is. It's the will to win one of the things. He told me I had along with him sharing drinks and he said you know what wallace powder salt reputation for. He came to play for like soft soft. Spain soft goes to solve to win two titles. That's right and I think that's key demanded that of his teammates. He made no apologies for people out. It ran ran his best coach ever in retirement. Nearly got got check check got sent away nearly got him traded away but that was who he was he was wired and focus soup shipped to get as much out of himself and teams as possible and made no apologies. One of my favorite colby stories and this illustrates how much of a drive he had. He's in high school. I believe I believe he was a junior but he was either junior senior high school. And he used to work out with the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers John. Lucas was the coach. EAT HALF CO become in practice. Play Open Gym with the guys. And all that. So Vernon Maxwell was oil in the seventy sixers EH times. He wanted a toughest guys in the league touch he would go Jordan. Nike would challenge Michael Jordan physically. Okay haven the blues in their hero. Right one of the guys who can really check Michael so colby as a high school doc ID plays Vernon Maxwell one or one again. One of his guys elite. They're tied at nine okay and they get in each other's face face and they're arguing about to fight and John. Lucas just called off. The game had to stop it because they were gonNA fight and they didn't finish the game but that a high school kid it would have the guts and the audacity to challenge a guy who was just below an all star level in Vernon Maxwell and wanted a tougher guys in the league. League just illustrates. How much of a drive in the confidence that he had all magic talked about this when they made magic decide to draft? Kobe was a seventeen year old Kobe. Bryant going up against Michael Cooper now Michael Cooper admittedly was forty but it was a grown man who was a great defensive player in this league. Like that's what he was known for and gave him the blue chips. He Michael Cooper couldn't check seventeen year old Kobe. And that's what may Jerry West say. Whatever it takes we're GONNA get this guy and they you know he made? I mean I think you could make the argument. All things considered one of maybe the greatest trade in sports history post. Yeah Post Babe Ruth Vladivostok's with respective for Kobe Bryant in twenty years of Kobe Brian and five titles in seven appearances but what made him special on. The court is what we were seeing making special off the court. which is what Doug lose to? Everyone says they're hard worker. That's like the number one. Buzzword is a hard worker man most people are not most people do either the bare minimum to get through the day or just just enough to look like. They're working a little harder than they have to. It is delay rare breed. That is actually are hard worker. Kobe models is game. After Michael Michael Gets to one level doing that then says hey and key Malaysian. What can you teach me about footwork? That'll get me to the next level. Oh this this guy from Germany Dirk Doc League. MVP got this one footed fit. Why don't I incorporate bad and took that exact same approach you mentioned it when he blew was Achilles Kia that year off to kind of plot? I'M GONNA play for a few more years. But what am I going to do. And he had a plan and he drew. I'm going to figure out how to make movies movies how to do venture capital. I'm going to throw myself all in to whatever I'm doing and that part is inspired and that part is something that as you said we all can learn from that if you truly want any shock greatness at anything the level of focus it takes perfect. Sometimes we lose sight of where we list accomplishments but at least in the last year or two what you saw from Kobe as a father the dedication he important to helping coaching his daughter. What you saw on the sidelines with him at Laker Games? You should do this or pointing the fingers in the laughing. The effort that he poured into being a family man at least in the last couple of years were so heartwarming. That that's also. What makes this so tours? Achilles your utilities Achilles. The daughters were in school with with his Jonah and he was there all the time serving lunches. I think that that really changed. And then and then putting together I it was Mamba Volleyball and then it became for older daughter then basketball for for Jonah and he took a great a ton of pride in it to other players. Tragically died In in in the accident as well but he would send not just me other Basque videos. Check out what we're doing within triangle. You know we're evolving it or teach them how to pivot how to pass any. It's it's it's a fascinating tale right from the Jerry West making the draft day trade too early on the air ball in the playoffs to winning championships. The break-up Shack obviously all the stuff that happened off the court and then on the cord or fill goes way phil comes back but I think the bigger thing is he wasn't well liked socially really awkward. Maybe a little bit too smart little bit too worldly for the NBA specially post your remember. That was when we're trying to cut back on the hip hop hip hop the perception of the NBA. David Stern put in the dress code right. He didn't fit their now. You fast forward to forty one years old. And he's the most well respected as he's always been an light former NBA star and now he passed away to your point. I mean we saw him grow up in the spotlight like he was what seventeen in eighteen when he came into the League. Chile was thirty seven. He literally grew up in front of our eyes. And you could see the growth and maturity that anyone would have from the eighteen to thirty seven. Kobe Bryant like we've been talking about all morning so much bigger than just the game of basketball among the statements this from Dirk Nowitzki the on twitter. This is hitting me really hard. I will always remember coming home after game so I could watch you dominate the fourth quarter. You inspired so many around on the world including me you will always be missed. You will always be remembered. You will always be loved. Rest in peace with your Angel gee-gee deepest sympathies to Vanessa the the girls and all the friends and families of the lives lost today. It seems almost unfair fair that he was taken from us. Oh soon way too soon. Before he had a chance to do his second third fourth. Act that we all thought Nick we've been paying tribute Jacoby and his life for our entire show today. I want to give you a chance to give us your final thoughts. One of them's very personal. And the other I think can apply. I saw more of the personal one is i. I feel personally guilty for the manner in which. I've always discussed Kobe Kobe. Because he's such an icon and he was always involved lived in these some real some media created rivalries right. It was Kobe versus shack. And you picked aside shotgun. Kobe versus Jordan. I I know people might not believe it but I I was Jordan. Kobe versus Lebron. I obviously was a Lebron up to and including little. Do any of US know ten hours. Twelve hours thirteen hours before this tragic accident when Lebron past him and I couldn't even manage just to you know send out the tweet congratulating the Brown without a little bit of a big because it was a friendly sports rivalry but in building one person. We very often or very often tear someone down and you just find in in your head. Bollywood sports they're all nobody really unnecessary. And then he's gone and you look back on the career when you say this is one of the greatest athletes ever. This is someone who's on the court resume rivals just about anyone and was building something off the court that may was maybe going to rival or surpass any athlete off the court as far as winning the Oscar. And what what he was going to build and it will it always affect me and fans who never met Madam because of the power of his ability as personality in the way he handled himself especially this last phase of his career life and I still would. It says coby Bryan on the screen broussard. With the years it's simple to me doesn't feel totally real that we are talking about Kobe. Bryant in the past tense. Now Look I'm with you for your first statement about being critical of Kobe. That's the analytics age. Analytics looks at Kobe. Bryant's career and he wasn't that efficient. You know he shot the mid range ball and look. I don't care what your analytic six say. This guy was one of the greatest to ever do it and ten years from now five years from twenty years from now Dole put on. These guys is with the great analytic numbers ahead of Brian. All right this do was the truth period. Secondly I think I've full faith the NBA will handle this the right way and whatever they do will be great and I will not be critical of them. If they don't do this I would love to see them retire. You're both number eight and number twenty four nine talk to anybody with the NBA about this. I don't know if they're thinking about or it hasn't crossed their mind but league wide. I I would like to see them. Retired number eight and number twenty. Four Major League baseball retired. Jackie Robinson's number. which obviously he for a different reason but the NBA NBA? You've been making the point all day all morning Nick we have seen an NBA superstar. Pass away like this in the prime of of his life at the listen everyone that's ever won. The MVP is still with us except for wilt who died twenty years ago when he was older Moses who died suddenly but recipe's recipe's Moses was sixty and now koby every other one in VP's still alive so there's a solar so I think I think that's appropriate to retired tired Kobe. Bryant's number I'd love to see the NBA do it. And I just WanNa read one quote from Showtime specially did in Twenty fifteen. He said there's a choice that we have to make people as individuals if you want to be great at something. There's a choice you have to make. We all can be masters serves are crap. We have to make a choice. What I mean by that is there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that family time hanging out with friends being a great friend friend being a great son nephew whatever the case may be there are sacrifices that come along with making that decision and the absolute fool unfairness of this is Kobi knowingly made those sacrifices believing I'm going to get that time I'm back on the back end? I'm GONNA throw myself all into my daughters lives. I'm going to do all these things. And that's what he was doing. And that's what a lot of us were. We're really highly motivated group. People do it will all be worth it and you don't always have that time at the end and have that stolen from Koby we from his daughter from the seven other innocent people on that plane. It's unspeakably awful and for those close to your heart absolutely breaks explore. It is so well said crisper start. Thank you very much without a thing. That is going to do it for us here this morning. 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"Welcome to first things first general if this is Nick Right. Christopher started joining Munis this morning. We're down here in Miami for Super Bowl Week. We came here to talk football but in life sometimes plans change and unfortunately today is one one of those days. We are continuing to process the news of Kobe. Brian Steph his reach so much farther than just basketball as a father and husband and NBA Legend and Oscar winner. So much more nick. I know this was hard on you. It was hard on every sports fan. How are you processing all of this morning? Now that we've had a second to let it sink in. Yeah I think processing is the right word and I don't think it sunk in I. This is the first just one of these for me as far as unlike Broussard I had no personal relationship with Kobe. Bryant and I've never had had a celebrity death that registered with me the way I know so many have with other people. I I remember the outpouring when Michael Jackson past and I'll be totally candid. I didn't understand it. I understood people appreciated. It was amusing and appreciated his career. But I didn't understand the grief. Arief people were feeling and now I do. I am still in a stage of disbelief. Chris I win. The news came across my twitter. Feed has I think with so many people I said. Well that's it can't be right and then as the news seemingly only only got sadder and sadder and it was confirmed and then we also know his thirteen year. Old Daughter passed away along with seven. Other people. I I don't even know how to wrap my arms around it and I am in true shock that these it Kobe Brian. One Thousand Nine hundred eighty twenty twenty that that we are not going to see Kobe. Bryant sitting courtside Laker Games when he's old and gray and that we're not going to get to see this next phase of his life that he seemed to be so excitedly embracing over the last few years of his retirement retirement. Yeah like everyone I mean. I was in shock. I was actually in air when I found out I was flying to Chicago in in roots. Are here you're somebody at texted me. OMG and I shot back a question mark and they say Kobe dive and it just I was like this. Can't be Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant question mark and they said yeah and I began seeing other stuff because we were about to land in the news and it was like a a Gut Punch and as you said. I mean. I've seen tragedies. I was a very little kid. When Roberto Clemente died of a plane crash Thurman Munson? I was older and could understand when he died with the Yankees Magic Johnson when he came down got HIV people on a diet or to order. Roy Halladay and more recently the great pitcher. But I've experienced anything like this in the world of is fourth in my lifetime. This is the most tragic for me that I've ever seen and there are lots of reasons to be devastated but one was that Kobe. Head transition so smoothly to life after basketball which surprised me because he has such tunnel vision as a player that I actually was one thought he might have trouble transition because basketball was such so much a part of his life and really was his life but he I mean I haven't seen a transition this move better business ventures a venture capitalist one in Oscar. You you know for his movie dear basketball bestselling author for the Mamba Mentality Book and a family man a tremendous family win. That's why we didn't see that as many laker games because he was spending time coaching his kids. Ironically the last time I saw him was about a year ago at the mall in Newport New Newport for beach where he lived and he was with his family and we spoke for about ten minutes he seems so comfortable and so just comfortable. We'll in life after basketball. And so that's one of the reasons of mini. That is most devastating to me. All Janna that's what Bruce Archer right there. It was my immediate reaction. Once you start the process is there are certain guys who you really do. Worry about wants wants their careers over. No matter how much money you're famer accolades. They have what will they do. And will they always be trying mm to reclaim their athletic fame and I would have thought. Kobe was going to be tops on that list because he was such and amazing competitor and he seemed to have just a almost animalistic need to compete to defeat you to have there be some scoreboard that he was on the top of but instead he went a totally different way. He embraced he totally threw himself into would appear the things he may be always had a passion for but deprived himself of because he was so focused on singular greatness as a basketball Komo player and so he gets into films. He's always reading a different book and she gets his sports fixed through his daughters. And and that's the part that for everyone to me is so jarring about it and it's it makes you honestly reconsider all your decisions. It makes you like all of us. I you know. Spend time away from more families for career. We're very focused on broussard. If I may you know you you're bi-coastal and I spent a year. You're on a half living in a different city than my wife and kids and going back and forth and it makes you just think like you know is any any does any of it matter other than the things that actually matter and Gobi was finally getting to do the things for him actually actually matter and to have that that stripped from him and selfishly for all of us to lose getting to see what the next fifty years of a savant a brilliant person I and that was trilingual person that could show the ability to get to the top of multiple fields. What he would've done the things he was already trying to do for women's basketball? It's it is a tragedy. Unlike I can remember in the sports world in my lifetime so for me I was at. I was at another network when the news of the Michael Jackson passing happen and I was just starting my career. When Princess Di Tragically killed? Those were the only two that I can remember. That had such an incredible global reach but we didn't live really in the time of intense social media as we do now where you get the immediate impact of of how much he has coby Bryan has touched everyone. I mean far art from just basketball. You scroll down any of your feeds and he has affected just about everyone and I know you both touched on it but my question to you is how much bigger her was Kobe. Brian then just the basketball accolades. which in and of itself are tremendously impressive? First of all basketball wise on the world stage he was as big as is anyone because in Asia he was arguably the biggest NBA player. They're old basketball. Wise I mean. His impact is second to none and that includes lose Michael Jordan and Lebron James as far as worldwide prominence and being a face of the game but Nick Comma touched. Don't allow of athletes even if they go on to do some really good things after their playing career. The best part at least to the public of their life was going to be their sports career. I'm not sure that was going to be the case with Kobe. Bryant because he I mean he's only only be retired with three or four years three years and a half years and he's already done so many tremendous things and so what what he was going to do. I mean I don't know if he would've ever dealt in politics or whatever he obviously was intelligent enough was well respected enough to do things like that But right he he was gonNA do some tremendous things off the court and again that is one of the things that makes us so tragic in my mind and and I don't know if this makes it sadder or makes it I don't know more palatable probably somewhere in between when he was in the public it right in the public is Saturday night the night before because they were the Lakers were in Philly and Lebron passed him in the scoring list. And so what you you saw from Kobe with his tweet after the game with the bill flash in the LA Times wrote about today was coby was truly at peace and was no longer engaging in the heavy stuff that I find myself engaging in all the time of this player versus player he was so confident and satisfied with what he had accomplished in basketball. That he said I don't want to remove yourself from the fray but he was warning now just to lift others up and to move on to other phases vases. So you're glad he got that piece but ease for Kobe's family. The families of the other people on that airplane are not helicopter for everyone it is the type of thing and this is not going to be totally candidates three hours today. I just going to be. I Dunno soul searching but inside the thing I'll talk with resort off the air about in that regard is a man of deep deep faith to be totally candid. I am not so much and is the type of thing that makes you question either. Like and that is the impact of something like this Either say like how is this fair or this is where you grab someone's hand who has that type of faith and you say this is how you get through these types of things. God Willing I. I hope those those three other daughters and his wife have that support structure around. Because this is this is unbelievable. Well as you can imagine. The news has struck so many throughout the sports world. As well this from Shaquille O'Neal there are no words to express the pain. I'm going through now with this tragic and sad moment of losing my niece G. G. and my friends my brother my partner in winning championships dude. My homie I love you and will miss yes. You will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. I'm sick right now. He then added. Kobe was so much more than an athlete athlete. He was a family man. That was what we had most in common. We love our families. Whenever we go together I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace Mike Kids like they were his his baby girl? Jonah was born on the same day as my youngest daughter. I miss you already brother. This is truly unbelievable. Everyone please please keep the Brian's in your prayers rest in Peace Lummus Park Miami beach side of Super Bowl fifty four. It's Beautiful Day and son is out. We couldn't be happier to be here and we couldn't be happier to welcome in Saint Star running back Alan. The they Alvin new were joined us in New York a month into your career. I think you guys had a real early the week that year. You you but you had already slashed yards. Oh this is at least a better player as a rookie than I thought it was going to be coming in the League mid round pick. You're now three years in you've made reprisals you're you're a guy who has continued to show your dual threat as a back. What do you think been the biggest biggest key to your maturations player into your success? So early I think this ended up in a great spot. You know being in New Orleans having some pain having drew brees having you know Mark Ingram Murli my career and just older guys dig into you know kind of guide me and help me make that transition from being the Carlos played professional player You know it's been tremendous when you were with us. Adrian Peterson was on the team. And you talked about how you have. One of the all time greats in Peterson nearing the end. Even though he's had a great time in in Washington now and you'll start running them but ingram I feel like didn't really get the national recognition this year with the Lamar. Russ all that that you gave us a little bit of a window into that. What type of teammate was he? And how much do you think some of your success. Now as you're approaching being a veteran came from learning I'm from Mark Man. A lot of success came from our. You know right from the jump when I came in He woke me with open arms. Mesa Mesa knew everything that was going macer. He you know kept me in the loop with you know offense schemes like just had to move the organization and everything you know he he. He told me to come to him if I ever needed anything and it was true from. They want to you know when he ended up leaving. So you know definitely appreciative of mark and I always tell them like he helped me a lot. The most part of the reason why we're so successful was because we see so many players come out of the draft and their high draft picks and they get thrown right into the fire sometimes sometimes on not so great teams and there's a lot of pressure on them and they're forced to play well from day one. You were lucky to have ingram there as well like you said how. How important was it that you weren't all the pressure wasn't just focused solely on you when you got there? That was a big you know. Not only Mark Adrian also in the early Mathiesen Both of them. They just told me to be me. You know. I think that was like one of the things when I first got in my head like I've got to do this or do that in calmed down and play like you find like you know when we opportunity comes you'll take advantage of it. You know if I have any questions asked them and just play. Don't pink just play so so I'm gonNA come from a different perspective because I get it going into a locker room having that veteran leadership in those guys really rely on if you will to kind of guys you but you were ready to play. When you're number was called? You were ready. What do you accredit that to? Was It your coaching. was there a specific coach. The system in Tennessee. Like what made you so ready. When you're number was called? I think it was just what I experienced areas throughout my Carlos career just having to transfer and having you know be at the top go back down and start over and grab backup and then transferred ganging end up in Tennessee and you know having to prove myself again in. Tennessee ended up in New Orleans in just having that same. I'm just GONNA keep my head down and grind through myself. Yeah you know what it is on. I notice going to be the best product and you put me in the best situation and be successful so I think just being able to come in and working and not worrying about anything going on. I think that's what you know before we talk about the game. I got to quarterback question for you. What do you think drew brees is back next year? I think I think drew drew play as long as he wants to. So you know our pro Orlando drew. If you're listening. Hello you if you WANNA come back. I think it'd be back okay. Let's the second part. Let's just assume for a moment that drew sides it's been the amazing career championship. I have all the records and then retire. Do you guys have one without drew. One or two starting quarterbacks on the Rosser absent of drew brees. I mean we we got to pretty good. We've got sending bridgewater which I mean everybody what he did this year. And we've got to take some here thing. Everybody see seaway does game and the game out so you know depending on what both of them. Okay I think at tough was it. I think a lot of people thought that this this year saints team way you guys were playing. The Path was carved out for you and then when you did win is a fan. It's really hard to process teams on it anymore but as a player. I'm sure you were hearing what people were saying. I'm sure you guys eat while you were playing hard and join is to know win when and you season ends knowing you had the tools in place in the right players to get all the way San is tough. I mean we've been there three years in a row so you know when you you kind of you. You're tasting tasting especially this year you know we got like you said the mapped out for us. You know we've feeling good or plan. Yeah well at the right time and you know it just didn't happen for us but you know as a player it's like you just gotTa kind of you got to compartmentalize got to say back and find a way to come back not even better talk about a little bit about the game you had against the team at is representing the NFC in the Super Bowl. The forty niners game you guys had down. I'm in new. Orleans was a phenomenal game. What did you see in this team that we may not have seen that the chiefs may need to prepare for for in this game? I mean obviously a great team. Great Defense offices explosive. I think they just they play with a lot of heart they play together is like some of the intangible things that you know watching you might not see you. Just look at Jimmy Butler you know most go being run but oh God play with heart and they play good energy. You Know New Orleans. Harp lace a plane but they came in and they had a game plan and they stuck to it and I mean the museum was I mean phenomenal all right. I'm going to. I'm going to drill down on this firm almost full disclosure. I'm from Kansas City. I know I do this professionally. Sheep's fan they want the chiefs so on on Sunday the niners are a great defense. You guys hung forty six on them. You guys I mean that was one of the best games of the season. What was the key to you guys unlocking something offensively against San Francisco that no one else this year really's been able to do and maybe baby and I'm sure he's watching film trying to see? What did you think it was? Why were you guys so successful offensively in that game? I just came in and we had a plan. We knew what we wanted to do. We we had a great week of practice in. I think we for what was the plant. Excellent we knew he had you know we knew going to be hard to run the ball. He knew he had to get the ball out. Try to work edges. And you know I just kind of take advantage of the things that they lack in our. That's I gotTA. Yeah when when you re down this year and Teddy Bridgewater stepped up. You didn't have to place as much pressure on bridgewater you all kind of gathered around everyone else sort of stepped up and he was great and I don't think you lost ost under bridgewater this year. Now you'll get a guy like Jimmy Garoppolo where that team is great. And they have a ton of weapons around him and not a lot is asked of Jimmy Garoppolo except to go out there. Maybe not turn the ball over. Is he underrated as a quarterback when you watch him play I think like you said for that reason. I think you because he's not he doesn't have to do a lot. And there's a there's a lot of weapons around Ramose doesn't grades Seven ways when he's he's he's doing what he has to do. I mean they got a great receiving core that you know they stress the field and make place. I mean a lot of time. He's nothing more down in Gaza and making plays you know running back from running getting yards. Got A great rushing game so I think these underrated but you know you're gonNA see some Sunday you are the I guess we've ever had brought deodorant to the set which is interesting. You knew Jenna. Afterwards new old spice ultra-smooth line might not be Field with a low key smooth sent so soldiers smooth. Oh my my oldest is great you know and we got here. We got clean slate. which is the new person is also uh-huh is great. You know thing to add so much so as we beg so carrying that women facts greatly. Enjoy the little watching you play back the taxes here to help this tax season by making tax filing easier for you. They've made it their mission to give you all the tools and advice you need to get your taxes done with competence like making uploading Your W. Two as easy as taking a picture. Just use your phone or tablet to simply snap a picture of your W. Two then watch your information appear in the right place in your tax return you can be sure your filing your taxes correctly while at the same time making sure you're getting the best possible refund turbo tax. All people are tax. People back here loomis Barak in Miami Beach for Super Bowl fifty four. It is beautiful that Israel Ferris Wheel Nikolai or going to take a couple rolls goals. We take a couple of roles on that I think rides is the word and they do not seeing the commercials sticky. Want a lot of things going on right now yes. We are joined by Viking Star wide receiver much for being with us this morning. A lot going on this week and I'm glad you're here with with us You WanNA start talking about the super bowl. Do you have a pick yet. You have a team that you is an art as a player to choose. Because I'm sure you're friends with some of the guys so is that it's A. It's a hard process because of course being a player you WanNa play anything but you can't say well it was me and just forget about it so pick it's hard to pick us out right now. Anticipating great defense offense. I'm always going to pick defenses because I've been a party. I'll play both teams where I was interested enough to be on both sides of seeing how they work. So we'll wait for me to pay closer so the you guys obviously the of the playoff win and then the niners game in the niners game you make that big play and it's like Oh maybe there are no the thirteen three but maybe they're a little rusty so you guys have played well the week before and then the offense with respect kind of ground to a halt or was that in your opinion more about what you guys didn't do or for how great this niners defense has been all urine. Continue to be in that game. They've been consistently good throughout their alive. Flies around lawmakers fly fly around and playing with. They're playing with a lot of so as well. You know. They're playing with the energy that you need as a defense more testament to them because we try to do everything you know the game plan. We tried our best. I tried to execute but it didn't fall. We wanted to try to adjust. They still got a good Eli. You had a phenomenal year. Let me just say data and and it was. It was more interesting and intriguing to watch you this year because your counterpart Adam dealing goes down you step up in your the focus of that that offense in the passing game. What was your mentality? What was your approach being kind of a one one guy's a number one receiver with Alan? And what was your approach this year just far as how it all went down. Of course you'd see Gaga now especially a guy that you call your brother your teammate. A guy that's you ground with day in and day out for me I would say my approach was the same came in the same way every day. Everybody knows me to work really really hard and practice a lot of energy very charismatic so bringing that type ends he. You said it to the table every day in a game I just try to come alive. That's that's my favorite place. It'd be s o just doing my job. You never shy away from how you really feel about things. You're very very open and honest with game sometimes on the sidelines. A couple times this season where we saw you get frustrated for whatever reason we'll cause some of that the frustration feeder seats somewhat to the point of being only one out there. You get a lot of covered two or three by one rec- or the backside and they go cloud out of the play I don't I don't have many run so as far as consistently being double or cover to address it up. It's not a it's not a fun place of being you know especially especially when you're on a receiver out there and you got some young guys that can play. You got great tight ends you gotta get them involved as well but to be. Opposition is not always well. Listen you know this that I'm a huge fan of yours by seventy fair because you're here now so I have to say what I said a month ago I was critical of you in the saints game. The game you guys one one because you guys are winning. It seemed like your emotions boiled over a bit but I had some real smart say to me. I don't think you understand in. Greg can protest the test as well the dependency of the receiver position. How it's one of the few spots in sports where you can do everything right and still not necessarily really dictate anything if you don't get the ball so we're kind of made me want to kind of pull back some of the criticism but I am curious for you in that spot? HOW HELPLESS IS A? Where'd you never WANNA use with pro athletes but to a degree how helpless you feel because it's not just about you doing your job in order to help your team kind of like replay that situation? We're up thirteen to three thirteen to ten. It wasn't a blowout wasn't twenty one. Nothing scores thirteen to ten. I get frustrated because you want you want to. Do you want perfection all the time and people expect perfection from you so as you want that for your teammates and you want that for the guys Sergio you expect nothing less. Could expect nothing less from you so my game is you know you wanna do everything right and even do everything right. It's not always happening where you are. So being I'm frustrated is going to be a part of the game for me as a player. You wear your heart on your sleeve where you're gonNA sleep for me. I'm always pushed my guys to be. You know the best they can be later on in that game. Not even later on like a minute later. They have another video of me going to quarterback telling them you don't have to force the bottom because that's kind of you know I've always been that way. I WanNa win and I want to win at a high levels over Gaza frustrating. How I deal with it? I still want to wait. And that's why I didn't have a problem with it because I've watched you over your career do that over and over again time in and time out be frustrated as a receiver understanding how dependent you are then also knowing on that that God that belief of on that guy. Just give me opportunity. Put me in positions to where I'm going to be successful in this game to really go play callers. You had a good play caller. You lost their play caller. Like how does that. How does that change things with you? Guys moving forward and you talked about getting getting cloud covers cover too and all those things moving yourself around. What would you like to see in a play? Call it. Well we have a we have a great guy close. Kubiak is respected. He's he's well known in this league. You know we love them. We re appreciate them. He's always played like the vaccine this past year. But he's always been like a key part an offense. Oh I we have a lot of respect from an would he would. He likes to do so for me. Just how always approach it you know. He's not necessarily new but we did build a relationship over this past season so kind of looking forward to see where we go from there. Are we trust them. You know also has artistic fancy you know. You did a great job for US moving on to congratulate and Jarvis are going to do with him okay. I think they're like him. You know from from specific point of view he brings Structure Organization. You know the way he talks to us is more player player to coach but respectfully actually and he understands that WanNa win. He loves that fire and he says you know what you do long as you play ball a lot of questions about kirk cousins coming into this season I think cousins had a lot of questions about kirk cousins coming into this. That's what they say were they. Could he play on the big stage complain to be game play when the pressure assures at its highest integrate year. He I think he answered a lot of those questions with a couple of big win games as he got to the end of the season. And then into the postseason. Is there anything that changed or is there something that was different and him this season that you saw or the way he approached the Games. What was it about her coming into this season because I think he did prove to a lot of people that maybe that monkeys office back just as far as getting more comfortable I would say just as far as like me and a quarterback? I don't know what it's like to be a quarterback but awesome is pretty hard and you know you have a lot on your shoulders position with his pass and whatever whatever outsiders say about him but for him he's just. His approach has been the same as far like how he addresses football. How he addresses us how he leaves office and how it leads our team so I was saying nothing click? I would say we ran them already. Officially roundabout strictly. Well out the Davin Cook he can hold the loaded They do his job so as far as like opened up everything else to play action kind of taking the pressure over him doing doing Xyz he just did what he could and you know it worked out well phone. I've got one more question for. I want the audience to know some and I hope it doesn't embarrass you I. I saw the emotion in your eyes a couple of minutes minutes ago when you were talking about. And he goes one that you're talking about. I could see you almost holding back some of the emotions like I think it gave me at least sitting a foot from you a window into how competitive you like really like right. I'm not making that up and that leads me on to the tragedy from this weekend new tweeted and you talked about Kobe and and that competitive nate is what he will be remembered for amongst all the things is just fierce competitor. We've seen a lot of athletes not just basketball players. Talk about that. He inspired inspired them. Why did he inspire you so much? I grew up a Laker Fan. My Dad liked the Lakers. And we I always watch it on the big screen and he. He never let you now. Kobe Kobe was like a killer. I was opportunity there. He was gone when it was blood in the water. He was going and you knew every time he was going to decide to Kinda on a here when I was younger just a love player and the grow up and you kind of get the background of forty three workout and and putting a lot of effort and consistency assistant into his game. A motivation inspires. You still like right now. Such a tragic Tom you think to yourself. They wouldn't want you to be said he wants you to be happy. You know kind of kind of continue to push continue to grow as people as men in and as an athlete and as a competitor. I love Kobe are you are you down. You know as far as like the best to worse or however you want to dress this is so is it was tough for everybody you know and as a kid you know when you when you grew up on somebody and you lose them. I never had nothing like that. You know and I I. I haven't felt that way by losing. Somebody says my dad so lose Kobe and lose somebody that we that we love so much. It was definitely a hard time and say kind of shake a little bit. I think what we hear from you and is what we're seeing. That coby Bryan had an impact on people not interest in basketball across sports people outside of sports as well and you can hear it in your voice. How much of an impact on US appreciate you sharing that with us? No not at all I appreciate. Do WanNa take a little turn though and talk about why you're here with the genesis the luxury vehicle the NFL. Tell us a little bit about it. Well right now now let me draw my most inside but like you said if it's a luxury vehicle the NFL they hooked me up with a ninety days. We'd be chauffeured around and and you know what a better Carter being. It's nicest luxury is young luxury. So it kind of fits this me and down Meta something pretty big tonight so stay and there you go you wearing the jacket with the product shoes hiding diamonds. Yes I'll give you one day. I'll do do not. I mean gun quickly. You promised US give us a fifth going to be honest with you guys Joe Montana up here so I'm GonNa be honest. Kansas City has sweat. You know they got hop on offense. Amazing Patrick Mahomes but I was told Bilo Alow Brady. Desk defense went super both. Okay oh I like to play both teams. He okay so like no of course is does your heart thank you with a transparent. That's great you. The morning straightening Gradstein. Congratulations on everything. You've done this season and continued success. Interesting routes live is a beautiful Wednesday morning here Miami great lineup up from no later today courses bomber Jordan. Michael Being Charles Landry stopping by looking through the season of entertainment both on and off the field quarterback Gardner Menchu with US partner. Thanks so much for hanging out with us we we. I'm just GONNA take over. I've been a huge fan. I just wrote down a quick list of all the things that you and I have in common. We both wear headbands. I do. Sometimes you're wearing shorts right now. The audience can see but my God as quickly as I wish I could weave the same hair length. People don't realize you wrote a fighter jet or I was Mrs Louis Elaine Joel's thunderbirds by. Can we start there. Yeah she says heart you just sit there. No I know myself I I said I don't hold myself a pro athlete. I pass out. That was too much me. Thank you G forces man. It's like when when nine times your body not once but when you know that's what I'm saying I got my fill. You know took a toll on the way I feel like we have a few people that came here just for you. We've got a couple of Washington state's long and right here. Can we get my man right here can you. Can you stand up. Do you mind if I started to put you on national television as we. Can you great his mustache. Man You gotta take this down a little bit but other than that. Yeah you're also a good good start for you like as a great start the point is you just have so much fun this season. You had so much fun on the field but you had so much off and I think I want to know more about the Mustang. Wait a second Great Lakes Mustache network just like my todd right now. Is that a mustache. Unless it's standalone. standalone you guys come on. We know needs softball right now. He had a great year. You want Johnny. Everyone should know you could add a great year. We can do that later so the important things three years ago. You shaved your mustache and you're like I'm going to be a super famous guy one day so I'm going to put it in a ziplock bag in the hold onto it so like what made you keep your your shot. You're shaved moustache three years ago. Gardner yeah the question is probably a little more personal to me. I think just because I loved it so much and I didn't WanNa see ago so go that point. It wasn't ready ready. You know so. I needed to shave it. I put it in shaved into bag and saving money. Now you're not going to get the million bucks okay. I'm not saying you're not but let's just assume you're not what's the least least amount of money you would except for that. What's the buy it now price? I mean we're getting these seven figure offers. Come at right now so I'm not talking about anything less okay so I know what a half okay. How's the RV tour autozone Samantha's done now when all the way out some overnight? Yeah when all the way out and back in about two weeks so it was it was the hardest thing about living life in an RV that maybe it was unexpected for you so we met a rule as me and a few of my buddies. You made a rule the first person to use the bathroom with up to like clean. Empty it out. So He's ended up not using the bathroom the whole time so it was pretty inconvenient. Just showered at a few fitnesses. Those good a couple of gas stations in Kansas City. I'm sure and they definitely favor stuff. Either Vegas telluride Colorado there for very a different reasons but a mother mother really good time at a lot of people. What's it like being newly famous Gardner? Menchu and yourself I in Vegas. Oh I I got a beard now like nobody knows who I am like you know if they see the sashes like. Oh who's a guy with a Sasho that's him but you know now just like your average like extremely handsome. God's around like that all season Long said tell him if he ever seen him is like a legitimate Elliott talked to a lot of people the Super Bowl. We can tell you like I did. How impressed they were with you root for you and it's all true to a degree usually it's sputtering people up? You're genus favor. Replace leave this year. You had a bit of like a cult following. Did you win. Did you feel that coming if you ought to been pulling Washington last year by is in a kind of the same thing just on a smaller scale so I guess I got ready for it in the town of about thirty thousand and then came to the NFL and obviously Kinda everybody the things that you tried that worked and things that you tried. That didn't what am I talking about. I'm talking about the jets. The short Jean shorts were you broke those out for a little while then. They went away way. That would probably be my only knock on the entire or of argument you laying. It gets cold. I mean. You can't wear shorts when it's cold when it's the legs is out when it's like that too so I think it's more of a summertime thing much follow up after the jeans shorts. Well I know when my experience George Arts little bit it does get a little bit. She'll inconvenient and chilly at time so I I kind of move away from Marley fall but I do due being another extremely handsome person gets it gets like I appreciate the struggle that you're gonNA trial. Who's your funniest teammate? It's funny Est.. Teammate Josh Allens probably the funniest looking pretty hilarious funny got you you. What was this year like on a semi serious? No say whatever you want and what was it like. You're obviously you're backing up. Nick foles first game of the year. He's on a play out of beautiful pass. By the way touchdown pass in the chiefs. Breaks his collarbone. You're thrown into the fire by week. Three you're leading a comeback that falls I think one point short two point conversion like you are instantly and it. What was the whole your life for you? Yeah it was crazy coming in like I didn't even Get a place there until after preseason 'cause I didn't know if I was making the team if they were doing whatever so get in the first game net goes down. I'm crossing what did nick. That's my guy then like away. That means that means. Wait a minute now then So it was crazy Had A lot of great people around to help me. Gaza offense coaches give me ready for that. There's always this idea of well if I ever get the chance. I'm going to do the following four things or if I was in there I'd be able to do it this way when it was finally you and there wasn't a big buildup because it was so unexpected. What was it like? What was the quick learning curve? And what did you look back on and say. That was a lot harder bigger than I thought it was going to be the first few games I was just going in there. I knew had to say the play super clearly in the huddle because if not lender was gonna read me so I had to be super clear for him and then after that I was like okay. We're good now. I just play. That was the biggest one. What do you mean about brandon lender? Len He's Yeah I mean to me man but I needed that tough love to give me. What was the organisms? He's doing just anytime like he just gives you the stare you know and in just right into your soul tells you better get your crap right So yeah now. That's a you know. Basically the season was trying to not let those guys down. You know you yeah. These older guys are putting so much into it. I'm not going to be the one who was the best rookie quarterback in one thousand nine hundred ninety S. I don't know man Maybe he'll answer differently. Who is the Best Worke quarterback twenty nine thousand nine? She's got made the mistake of trying to compare. And that's like that's not what I want to be. You know I want. I WANNA be the best quarterback for the Jacksonville. Jaguars didn't play the Jaguars Johnson played the Jaguars. I play for the Jaguars. And that's all I can really concerned coach Saleh l.. Look I think that's a great answer. The answer it's going to be going to serve you well. Yeah I wish I'd have been. I wasn't that when you started comparing yourself and that's just letting go talk and Zoo Mike take back from that. I was able to say I'm wrong and ars almost a fellow. WHO's the best looking rookie quarterback this pasture rookie or otherwise? It has to be the guy in Jacksonville. The consensus right. I mean I think you Janna. WHO's the best looking quarterback? Probably that guy from Jacksonville Agila was going to be a little angry right now. Not Sitting next to me right now. One of the Moments Jetta Fund season. Bless that of course is probably so unexpected and probably just everything you wanted but it came a lot sooner absolutely the V. Trip and all the different thing the off-season I was this preparation going into next year. Going to be different for you. Yes so you got a whole another offense. I need to learn Looking forward to that look forward to working with coach Gruden as can be a great experience But I'm about to be down. Start Monday and done in. Naples won't leave their. I'll be trying to two and a half months getting ready bus mantell to get ready to go John. I just real quick before or we move on a e I think it was unexpected in Jenin. Mentioned it for a lot of us but once you once you came onto the scene. I my my mistake for not watching a PAC twelve football I guess I I was like man. You're unbelievable at Washington say you and transferred. Who's your story is a little different win was was it as unexpected for you as it was for the rest of us that you were able to do it at the level you were at immediately? I duNno I'll I'll ever said it was just. I need the chance you know. I didn't ask to be a first round. Pick at an ass to be done until starting realized. Ask for a chance and I knew I had to do to get on the team and if I was on the team I get a chance and and Came sooner than I expected soon as soon than any of us would have wanted a shirt grey before it wanted to do the best with the Jaguars gave you a chance. Surely thereafter snickers gave you a chance here with snickers. Tell us what. It's how slow what you're doing here. Yeah so I voted. The sicker Hungary's player of the year shuts. It's everybody voted has really cool. y'All and actually ends with that. Yeah this chain right here. That is by the away win this voting. You're going to see we. We saw this. This is not put it on man. It's like a four pound chain. The House remind start feathered and lethal so this this chain. They're going to auction off. The I go to move ember caused. I which I was pretty closely tied to just focus on men's Health Mental Health Cancer Awareness Really good in the person who wins the bidding on the chain. Get the mustache to throw it in. That's something that would mean if they can afford it. But that's another the Gardner Menchu. You're so fun. Thank you so much. Enjoy your week down here. Landry joined up. Thank and are you doing. It's good to see a blessed. My guy he knows everybody well. We're good Well thank you so much. Come hang out spend a little time with us but we're GONNA get to all things browns and football but I wanNA start with while you're here or the FRU super coral flake light campaign. Tell us a little bit about that. Just something that we partner with to. You know to help raise awareness about superbowl and you know what it means and what it means to our kids. Our kids future to us to today environment. So for you. You're here. There's got a lot going on. He has just finished the season. I know it was not team wise levels sesame expected if you would have to drill it down to one thing where and why do you think it went the way communication. I think a lot of communication being on the same page. You know whether it's from the standpoint of quarterback about to receive her our coach to players. You know we just didn't have a great sense of communication. I think you know what I'm just going to be honest. Your microphone fell off. Stick behind you there. It's not awkward or make sure I can still hear you see that cutting now so if someone asks you you know everything's new for you right now because Kevin Fancy coming in. Have you got a chance to talk with them. And see you know what this new offense is going to look like what your role is GonNa be. Yeah I I've talked to him briefly. You know a lot of our talk a bit from the standpoint of. Let's just get ready to work you know. Get guys back healthy and get ready to work. No really plan about. WHO's going to be calling the plays with the system is gonNA totally like but Stefan Day? Expat them Deland and Dell and cook you know they found a way to survive and coexist. So I'm excited to see what we can do. I know hotel just got out of surgery. Have you spoken to him has he. Doing he's doing great he's doing great. He's recovering he's healthy so he's getting healthy. So how much just just real quick. You mentioned the getting healthy and at the end of the year we have the ability to look at how many how many gains were lost due to injury. Like this starting starting player mistake in what we don't always have the ability to do is how many guys were playing injured throughout the year. How many guys got banged or got nicked up football flers? You don't talk about it but and I do wonder for you. Guys how frustrating out tough that is to know what we might be out there for not one hundred percent were valuated automated as if we all is very tough and in the league you know. It's one hundred percent rating. You know at some point throughout the season you're going to get hurt and itself for you know for myself and a lot of guys in around the League you know when you go into the season hurt. You don't have that same confidence. You don't have the same ability even though it looks like it even though you can show a flash here and there it's the consistent basis of trying to do that and and that was tough for myself for him and you know other guys run the League but we found a way to push through it and I want to focus on something else because a lot of people were in the locker room with you of your second year in the League I know the Passion Hashing. You've played this game with and I know how much you just want to compete and win. Talk about that. How miss how how misunderstood our receivers like yourself like your brother? Ob J.. When all it is is I just WANNA win? When you're showing that passion that drive that enthusiasm all that where people don't see all of that? They see kind of what we consider to be or we classify as antics takes talk to that. I mean I mean it's really that I was always growing up to be the type of competitive that I feel like if the ball was in my has had opportunity opportunity to make a play. The chances of winning increases you know and when you got guys around you that feel the same way you know you get you tend to see that a lot and fine you know no offense but you know everyone on the other side kind of sees it as Donner sees as being selfish not a team player but in essence. It's all really about winning. You know there's drowsing games where you know three or four possessions go by and the ball hasn't touched one of our hands you know at that point is okay. How do we get involved? How do we talk to coach? We communicate that. You know we can help. Do you think Baker Mayfield took some unfair criticism. This season a lot of people towards the end of your season. We're pointing fingers. This is why why whether it was the coach senior. A lot of it was on the quarterback. Did he take some unfair criticism. Yeah I'm sure but I'm sure he'll be the first to tell you to you. Know he didn't really play his best. Shoot you know obviously coming into his second year and still really learning a new system but trying to make the transition from last year and we had to do a better job as receivers you know making plays out there on the I know I was in a Lotta situations this year where I could have made a player knocked the ball down and stop it from getting intercepted And I didn't so you know it's things that we could have done on our in help. AU But why do you think for Baker went away way too because he was so sensational as rookie season. You guys add Odell you wear. What do you think was the biggest reason that instead of taking a leap in year two? Regressive it now to look to that leap in your three again. They say the first thing I could first thing I say comes down to communication. I mean just just from the standpoint of installing office making sure that the details are there. You know these guys come and tell you quarterback back in the receiver you know you have to be on the same page. Even if his body language evenings I contact those. Little things are very import-. What are the things that you're going to work on on personally? Do this off season to make yourself better and some assured that Baker has a better chance at you know been productive within offense which you. Ob Jane the rest of the season. I get healthy. It starts getting healthy and from their splinter as much time with each other as possible. You know learn new system money what we're trying GONNA do we're trying to accomplish. I think that's the biggest thing trying to figure out identity as an inside yeah foods the vests Lsu wide receiver duo ever May. May I tell you what those boys boys had a hell of a year man Jefferson. Jamaa Chase were pretty damn specialty whereas you cannot take any any took the national championship home with themselves. But let me follow up if you and Odell no disrespect you guys quarterback if you guys had the number one pick of the draft Joe Borough and then offense where you gonNA throw the ball all sixty touchdowns what would you guys look like. Damn good ask the way our system. At that time. We had five a six running backs in really built on throwing the ball. We just some kind of way seems yeah I will say this really quick. People become enamored camera with Odell Beckham and all the catch is that he may. We don't understand and most people haven't had opportunity to really see you work because you were down here for majority of your season with your career with Miami losing season not really every on TV and televised your millions. The catch the ball. I will say this in front of everyone. Is there a seen as a receiver is one of the Best I've ever seen like they look at his this hand in hand. People don't understand. This man practices catching the ball. One handed just ridiculous stuff. Some some of the things that happens in practice men keep working keep grinding. I've always loved the way you went about business and keep that passionate. I've told you that he stood in front of the team. One sometimes this is all you get and you see it. Every time you'll net football field. I love the best for you. Go ahead is it hard as a player down here when your friends. 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May 6, Part 1: COVID-19 causing chaos for the travel industry; Korean baseball hits the airwaves; Georges Laraque on surviving the virus; National affairs panel on agricultural relief

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May 6, Part 1: COVID-19 causing chaos for the travel industry; Korean baseball hits the airwaves; Georges Laraque on surviving the virus; National affairs panel on agricultural relief

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What was meant to be the journey of a lifetime and they're now back at home in the Komax valley on Vancouver Island so we started planning this trip about ten years ago. Almost ten years ago started saving for it and planning thinking about where we were going to go and it was going to be around the world trip The five of US basically stripping our lives down to the bare essentials. We were going to travel. Carry on's and Our plan was to start in Asia to head West until we got home just basically following wherever the wind took us And we had planned to be away for nine months and then found ourselves home after three. Melissa's certainly not the only person who's travel plans were derailed because of cove nineteen Brian Hayes as a medical student at Ub Sees Southern Medical Program based in Colona. Brian Good Morning. Good morning where are you supposed to be today? So I'm supposed to be any country called BOOT can in Central Asia right now. And why were you going to Bhutan so I was part of a team of for? Abc medical students and we were going to pretend to run the countries first mental health symposium and then afterwards I was GonNa do some travel myself around the region. It's a big trip Other side of the world. How much planning goes into something like this? We had quite a bit So we're we're recent. Medical students were only first years so we just started finding in the fall. But there's quite extensive applying for visas memorandum of understanding all the details behind the scenes which I appreciate but quite a bit of work and what this trip mean to you This trip was a really neat community from me one of my passions is to is to work in international development Supporting developing countries. And this trip was going to be one of the first opportunity for me to go somewhere. That is developing new systems such as mental health sports And so it was gonNA give me a taste to see if this is direction at one. My career So I was really looking forward to the opportunity to experience that and to get my feet wet in that field. So it's It's definitely a big loss not able to go at this time. How did you land on on Putin and Himalayas It was a trip that had been Like introduces idea previous student And some of these trips that you be does are re occurring ventures each year with partners on the ground. This was going to be the first year for this. Bhutan trip that have been suggested and the topic of Mental Health From this oppose him topic was selected by local partners. And pretend how did you find out that all of that work And the planning and also just the. The mental preparation for a big trip like that was for not in the trip would be cancelled. It was definitely quite quite hard to kind of wrap my head around. I I mean obviously once you step back and look at what else is going on there. There's context and it doesn't seem as terrible but in the moments that I kind of think about right now being in a different country and having such a great experience Both from professional experience standpoint as well as from personal experience standpoint is something that You know it's it's difficult to swallow for sure. It's something I was really looking forward to and it hadn't travelled much in the last few years is I was really Working hard to get into medical school and trying to drive my career for it that way. When did the plug pulled on? The plug was officially pulled in early March because the the country had its first confirmed case from American tourists and they are because they are relatively Small medical system. They were very cautious but starting the borders. It's all tourist as soon as the first hit as you say I mean in perspective and you know this as a medical student In the midst of a pandemic travel perhaps isn't the most pressing issue or anywhere near one of the most pressing issues but at the same time you invest a lot of time and money and energy into something like this you said it was difficult to wrap your head around and tell me a bit more about that and and some of the things that you went through when in early March this was officially put on ice. I mean it's Part of it is you re look forward to traveling and and I'd had been hoping putting off a lot of travel plans until like I said I've gotten over certain hurdle getting the medical school so having that kind of almost like it was taken away was definitely a bit difficult And then at the same time for me this. The next few years are what? I also have some most flexibility in my career. So what kind of starts look at is if Kobe is going to be an issue for a few years now and travel is put on hold for a while. I don't know when I will have these travel opportunities. Come up in my life again. Where have the same timeframes in the same Opportunities as a medical student to go and learn somewhere. That's really unique opportunity so I mean to me. It's it's kind of evolving thing where it hits me in different ways a little bit But at the same time it's it's helped to kind of Invest Myself into locally around Canada and around my area and clone to fight Kobe in different ways and that helps me kind of stay grounded into what's important as you said when travel may not be the priority and again it's not like you're GonNa go and Swat around on a beach you. We're going there to do work. Do you think at some point in time. You'll be able to do that kind of work again in future. I would certainly hope so. I think there's definitely a place for these kind of interest and I think when about travel being Ruled out because a Cova vid. I think one thing we can keep in mind. Is that The need that we were hoping to go with dress on the ground in country like doesn't go away if anything the need for mental health systems and support has just increased because of the `isolation and the impact. Their feelings Kobe. I mean the whole country is on lockdown so I would hope that these travel plans in these ventures now reaches can still happen for whatever organization down the road because the need is not going to go away just because of a virus virus. He's got a great perspective on this and I hope that you get there and I wish you the best of luck in the work that you're doing in Colona Brian. Thanks thank you very much. Bryan Hayes medical student at the University of British Columbia was in Colona. Bc borders may be shuttered today. But that won't always be the case. Travel will at some point in time resume but that travel industry will likely look very different for the foreseeable future. David Gillan is director of the Center for Transportation Studies and a professor at. Ubs's solder school of business. David Good morning to you. Good Morning. How different do you think we'll start with? Air travel will be for the average passenger in. Say the next twelve months I think he will be significantly different. I think that Just from a scheduling and passenger demand perspective. We're going to see a very slow recovery in in total demand. And you're probably going to see more peaking during the day so the shoulders of the day are going to be pretty quiet but I think the processing through the airports are also going to be significantly changed and this is going to depend very much on. What the evolution is in terms of treatments and vaccines for the for the in nineteen. Let's walk through some of the steps. Quickly. you get to the airport What is that airport going to look like in future will One of the fundamental issues is is distancing from passengers. And if you think of the that you have when you go through trauma where me I go through Vancouver You you have a check in. You've got security. You've got a hold room prior to boarding a flight You've got concessions and and keep in mind that the airports many of them are earning upwards of fifty to sixty percent of their anger could revenue from the concessionary not from flights passengers. And then you've got pre-departure screening which is going to be quite different because now Airlines Yvonne responsible for any passengers they let on board in the boarding itself is going to be different. And then of course when you arrive at an international flights which I think are going to take a long time to come back. you've got bordering health checks and then even simple things like baggage claim so our own experiences. Are that when you arrived in checked luggage? You hang around the excuse me the The baggage belt That's not gonNA happen anymore. And so I think that that's those are going to be the biggest differences and it's going to cau- result in some some real changes in how the airports manage passengers airlines as well. What about on the planes themselves? I mean already. We're hearing about this idea of rear facing seats or the middle seat being taken out. Everybody has to wear a mask. What do you think you'll be like when you sit down on the plane? I initially There will be a lot of nervousness I think that the the the case of of the The mass it's it was pretty clear that trying to leave a middle. Cd empty. Didn't make enough. Lotta sense one is airlines. Would lose forty percent of their capacity and That's just not a moneymaking proposition. And I think secondly that Even if you're middle feed empty or not six feet away from your neighbor so I think that At least moving in the direction of where mass is important but I as I say it's it's going to be quite different. we're used to seeing flight attendants Serving us with the masks on. And so I think just kind of the physical practice of those is going to create Offensive never thing. What about traveling internationally and you think of the intercountry travel. The people perhaps took for granted. Now if you were for example to fly to Europe to Italy to the United Kingdom what sort of restrictions do you think there might be for travelers going into those countries? Would we need to go into quarantine for example would be even be allowed to travel into the countries? That's an open. And what happens within the European Union is is going to be an interesting question because right now you have. Schengen and non Schengen countries and The European Union with the borders. It's fairly easy to go between countries. As you point out we simply took it for granted And I think that's GonNa Change. Would you look at the way in which the disease spread going across borders for so many countries that Authority said going to be really recent to allow that degree of freedom of movement. But I also think traveling internationally which is as I said I think is going to be a long time coming back. Not least of which is because as your previous caller said Countries are not happy about the water tours coming in and importing a disease which may overwhelm the healthcare system. This is interesting. Air Canada which announced earlier this week that it had lost something like a billion dollars in the first quarter of this year said that it believes that there will be significant amount of flying by Christmas. Do you think that that's dreaming in Technicolor That's an interesting point. I I have spoken to to a number of people under seems to be two camps. One campus is the candidate camp. That says There's going to be a lot of pent-up demand because of the isolation and the lockdown and and once people are allowed to engage in some degrees of freedom that they're going to use it in spades There's others who and I'm in this camp that I think that people are going to be a little bit more careful where they go. You're probably going to see more domestic than international travel but I don't anticipate that we're going to see the increase in demand for probably a couple of years because it's a psychological thing as you mentioned you get to the airport and it's not just you sitting on the plane. It's you lining up with all those people. It's you being in the airport or in the waiting lounge with people who are right next to you. Correct that's exactly right. And we're being conditioned to have this social distancing and then all of a sudden we're putting the position where that social distancing is is difficult to achieve. David good to speak with you about this. Thanks very welcome and is director of the Center for Transportation Studies at UPC. He was in Vancouver. Anna pollick is the founder of conscious. Travel it's a tourism consultancy firm in the UK and a good morning to you. Good morning do you see this as a huge reset for for how we traveled? David is suggesting that some of the things that may be people who are able to travel took for granted are going to be if not out the window and then certainly Part for a long period of time absolutely. I think it's the biggest resets in the travel industry since it took off to the war. There's no other demand speakeasies and there's no other Disruption that's that's gone as deep as this either. What do you think travel will look like in the in the after time Well I gave it I I I think obviously we're going to see less of it We the the industry had grown phenomenally since the global financial crisis which was lost in demand that we experienced and it sort of bread. A sense of you know well we can bounce back from anything and it took a while I think fatigue the intensity on the jets this particular pandemic to thinking I think it will take at least a good you before we begin to see More regular international travel My personal feeling is that in some respects. This was inevitable The industry had good so quickly It didn't necessarily have health and resilience. That was necessary to withstand. He's kind of shocks. You were also on this program talk. Will you on the program not so long ago talking about over tourism as well Well let's the irony. I'm in two thousand sixteen seventeen eighteen. Everyone was talking about over tourism. Taylor we were talking about funds floods We've forgotten about that now. And and of course. Everything is just about corona virus The reality is the tow truck. Won't it's absolutely essential in the global economy As an industry in my opinion become somewhat vulnerable and and bloated and because of that didn't have the resilience to the extent. Something this major. This this What I'm hoping. Is that what it will lead to? is less emphasis on continuous volume. Goes too far more emphasis on continued and developing net benefit to the communities that this is go to? What do you mean what do you? What do you mean by that? Well at the moment I mean if we count numbers How many people came across our borders. We count grow spending. We don't necessarily count as intensely the cost associated with that. What really matters to build a An industry which is going to enjoy Community support is to be able to see that it is a host community really benefiting from the sheer numbers of his coming And so therefore we have an industry to look at. How do we create A healthier Form of tourism that doesn't benefit the community to a great extent contributes to the well being of the place the places that hosted isn't as well as the wellbeing of what we heard from Melissa. O'brien earlier she and her husband and their three kids were going to go on this nine month around the world trip and they had to cut short after just a few months have listened to what she said about how. She's thinking about travel now locked. The people have asked if we'll continue our trip at some point or do party to and I don't know that we will be honest. I mean we're still interested in traveling but our priorities have definitely changed before we left on that trip. I mean I never never occurred to us. We'd ever be in a position where we were trapped somewhere honestly we we took that security for granted. I think Just never having lived through anything like this and now having had that feeling. It's definitely something to consider future troubles. Pollock how do you think this will shape how people think of travel in the future? Well Actually I. I personally think that it's probably a good thing that people realize. That travel is a privilege in many respects We got to the point of just assuming this is the lady was saying that we can just pop in a plane and go anywhere in that taste. Of course they would take very seriously and it was planning a long journey of discovery But Lot of trouble particularly in Europe which was Almost impulsive couple. You know let's go. Let's pro from London to niece for a nice weekend to Croatia have a party So trouble becomes relatively cheap in terms of a could by This I think also added to the impact just just beginning to see the negative response to that with over tourism Before sort of as you mentioned travel to a lot of people as a privilege and not everybody can afford to fly especially now when people have lost jobs or lost hours. Do you think you look at. Maybe the road trip coming back. Could this lead to a rise in tourism in our own communities in our own countries so many other effect to bear in mind just because we're focusing on the virus right now doesn't mean to say that the issues around climate change is by you order these other factors that have been affecting else A going to go away. My main concern is that I suspect many of these Change drivers are totally into related. and what they combine that could have a negative effect on on our economy. It's too early to say. Just what the economic Four out just going to be tourism depends on on people having disposable income and if the if the economy tanks then again that's going to affect amount as well I think we recognize that the absolute vital importance recreation Taking a break holidays. I'm not saying we shouldn't do any of that but I think it'd be crazy to think that the way that we do that isn't going to be affected by the events of the Wall Street. He is. It's so interesting there were now at the point in this pandemic people are trying to think about what could change in future and travel seems to be one of those things that will come out of this thinking about in a different way and thank you. It's great to talk to you. Thank you very much and apologies. The founder of conscious travel. It's a tourism consultancy firm in the UK. Any thoughts on what we've heard this morning. Just in terms of how travel will change how you're thinking differently about travel. Summer is on our doorstep fingers crossed. Maybe you're thinking about a bit of a break. Can you not going to be going anywhere far but maybe exploring in your own community? Let us know your thoughts on that conversation you can reach us through the website at CBC dot ca slash the current and click on the contact. Link the news is next and then dramatic backflips flips. Not just for not STA. Korean baseball is back. And it's got a lot of new fans in North America here. That story in six minutes. I Matt Galloway. This is the current on. Cbc Radio One. Stay with us I'm Keith Macarthur. Unlocking Bryson's brain is a podcast about my son is the rare disease that keeps him from walking or talking. We bryson's perfect. His life is really hard and our families. Search for a cure. Oh My Gosh. Maybe signs is ready for this. It's part memoir part medical mystery. We can do just about anything. Modifying DNA heart in my throat. Cure is controversial unlocking. Bryson's brain subscribe. Wherever you get your podcasts Good Morning I'm Matt Galloway. You're listening to the current. Now coming up as a former. Nfl player he's used to fighting adversaries. But the fiercest yet maybe covert we will hear from George Rock coming up but first loading the bases not the stands huddled decide which it about Mita. Couldn't there was no crowd to go wild that you heard the crack of the bat there and that is the sound of baseball's opening day. No Major League Baseball. That's from the Korean baseball organization. League teams from the K B. O. Got Back on the diamond this week and thanks to a deal with ESPN FANS IN NORTH. America can get in on the action. Those are fans before times cheering for the Kia Tigers whether it is the Samsung lions or the L. G. Twins. Korean baseball is definitely a fans game. If you WANNA start following the league there are a few things you should know. Dan Kurtz is the founder of dot net. It's the top English language website for Korean baseball. Dan Good Morning. Good Morning I was opening for having me. Thanks for joining us. How is opening day? Opening Day was for me as a fan located now in the United States it was incredible and almost surreal to be able to turn on my television and watch the K B O on my TV. Normally I'd be in the past years jumping on. My computer streamed through Korean website to watch but to be able to watch in the English language. It was just incredible to me. How did you somebody in Olympia? Washington get so deep into Korean. Baseball started about twenty years ago or forty years ago for me because I was adopted from South Korea. When I was four months old I then returned to South Korean Mike. First Time in the year. Nineteen ninety nine discovered that they had a pro league and then in the year two thousand decided to study abroad there for one year. And then that's when I was first introduced to Mike. I K B O Game. Get to see the bears play or actually on playing right now and it was just. I was Awestruck as soon as I entered the stadium the sounds the crowd. It was something that I had to keep learning more about. And that's why I started my website because back then there was not a lot of English resources for Kibo fans men. I just thought A. Let's try to help other fans out learn more about the league. I want to talk about what happens on the field in a moment but you mentioned the fans and we heard a little bit of the crowd there. What are the crowds like these games? The closest thing that I could say to the North American audience would be like a college football for here down here in the United States a large college football game or you know you think of European soccer games where you have crowds singing chanting cheering and it matter if your team is either winning losing or down by fifteen runs. The cheering crowd. Noise is still the same everybody that I've taken to a baseball game. That's never been to a baseball game. They want to go back. That sounds very different than the genteel. North American Major League Baseball experience. I yes I am a Major League Baseball Fan. I go to. Mlb Games have gone to Mariners Games because of proximity where I am now I grew up in Philadelphia phillies fans to them. And even when they're winning in your hometown team is doing well. It's kind of like a sterile. Okay all right. We're watching the game where you're singing. You will lose your voice. If you're if you're going over there cheering for the team that you WANNA win. I mean you will absolutely come out of there not being able to speak and not being able to hear frankly because the speakers are loud the crowds loud. It's just. It's just one experience that everybody has to go and experience so in these pandemic times. What's happening with the crowds? Are there any crowds at all? They're no crowd so I've been watching the Games. Preseason and now since the regular season started yesterday. I've been watching the Games and it is just odd for me as a fan. That's been to these stadiums to see nobody allowed in the stadiums. It is quiet on on TV. So I can only imagine how quiet it is on the field for. When the players out there I was watching preseason game on TV. They had the tell the coach. Hey you gotta wear masks new with a new pandemic rules. They had to wear masks when they're on on the field and you could easily t-r-u-m-p. Do into the coach. Get your mask on before you come on out in the coach and say okay. I'll be right back. I want to talk now about what happens on the field. This is a very similar sport but there are some differences as well. Have a listen to this East of the Toronto Blue Jays hitting a huge homerun gained five of the two thousand fifteen. Lds against the Texas Rangers. When he did that people know flip in the air. He was criticized for that. Move by some people in the League in Crean Baseball League. What happens when it comes to players and home runs while specific league to that. Batista that I was living in South Korea at that time. And that's all that you know. Everybody goes that the backflip heard round the world. I saw that I heard about it. I talked to my Korean baseball friends at the at the time. What's the big deal you know because the K B O backflips? No big deal. It's not it's not offensive to the pitcher major leagues. You Flip Your Bat. You'RE GONNA get drilled the next time or you're going to get your teammate. Hit by a pitch. And you don't want that to happen so the guys just have not been doing it here in the major leagues you go to the K B O. You can flip your bet. You can have a little bit flare. You can have fun when you're up when you're up at the plate and you hit a home run you can watch it a little bit. You're not going to get nailed. You don't have to worry about getting hit by pitcher. Your teammates getting hit by a pitch. It is you're allowed to show a little more exuberance and for me as a Fan. I'd say why not because they just go to run. It's GONNA TAKE UNTIL THEY SPEAK INTO FOOTBALL. You score a touchdown. Where do you think that comes from? I spent because I'm sports starved. Half an hour so last night watching highlights on your website of Korean baseball and you see these backflips from everybody. Where does that sense of exuberance come from? They're just happy to play the game. I guess eight and it goes back to one of the stars from early ninety s and he literally then came out to say young jong-hyok he played for the Samsung Lions. And you just basically said it was so sterile kind of the played very quiet on the field and he just wanted he. He was a kind of didn't fit in with conformity and he just wanted to show some flare twenty years thirty years later. People are still doing it whether they hit home. Run or not. This is a league that now people are getting exposed to all around the world. There's a Canadian who's in this league. Jv Romak who's from London Ontario. Tell us about him. He is a slugging star. I just saw one of his preseason highlights. He just hit. They plan a pretty large stadium in Inchon his home stadium. He just crushed ball. It literally went into the grass and the backstop blake where they have like the picnic area and it just rolled kept rolling and then the TV folks. Ask like wow. I've never seen that happen. He plays from S K Burns and he is. He is the prototypical prototypical slugger for that team. And he makes things have been for them. They hit a lot of home runs. And it's a lot of them belong to him. Do you think that part of this? The the excitement around this is that Major League baseball isn't on and there's not really any sports at all In a major league sense that are on television right now here in North America and so people are desperate for things to watch when we get out of this pandemic. Do you think that what people are seeing now in the Korean Baseball League will continue in that that that sense of excitement? That people are witnessing. We'll turn them into lifelong fans at the League. I think for some they might baseball fans already. They might say hey. I found another baseball that I can follow and ESPN has decided to carry it through the end of the season. So they'll continue. There's some others that are like you know what I just did. My my fix until regular pro sports that I enjoy combat. My hope is that even if they just gain a few more fans it's fans that they probably would have never reached you. Somebody's going to be like. Hey I like the twins now and so they might wanNA head to Korea. They might want to trip. Go attend a game and see what it's really like in person I think. I think it's been great for this league. Who's your team? My teams deduce on. Why do you love them because they were burst game when I went to it? It's I mean it's just as simple as they were the first team that I got to see a guy by the name tyrone woods hit a monster home run and is like you know what I got to find out more about this team. More about this de more about this league more about the player if it would have been. Lg Twins who happen to share the same stadium. I probably would've enjoyed picked. Lg Twins but it just so happen. Twenty years ago I went to Deuce on bears game. Then enjoy this moment for a sport that you love. Thanks for talking to us. Thank you very much for having me on. Kurt's is the founder of my K B o Dot net. It's the top English language website for Korean baseball as you can imagine. Many Korean Canadians are thrilled to see their national game on North American screens. Hito Kim as the program director of the Korean Can Baseball Association. Hito Kim Good morning to you come on now how are you? I'm great your organization's more than forty years old. This is your moment. What is it like to see Korean baseball? The mainstream honestly. It's amazing something that I happened looking. Forward to my whole entire life I'm not a huge Katie. Oh Fan and MLB fan and there are a lot of things that are coming up between like cream baseball in terms of interests. That Americans are showing. I think this will mail on the illiterate for those who are walk. Who Loved Baseball in Canada as Dan was saying? The game is the same but how it's treated in. The atmosphere in the stands is completely different. How would you describe what it's like to watch one of these Games Phil when I I watched ninety ball game in Korea? I was want kid so I wasn't really sure expect from when I even know about it but I could enjoy that much fear. It was exciting at Rim of the game. The food there is amazing whole bright variety that P blake environment for people who doesn't know baseball necessarily fan of baseball can go ahead and enjoy the game. So these are the foods different when you go to a baseball game here and traditionally. It's you know hot dog and a beer or something like that. What do you get If you go to a game in Korea they saw Disley so special in a way that you can Order delivery food. They have like cooking or Korean barbecue. You can do within the stadium. So that's like a whole different level of Variety of foods. What about the players? I mean we're talking with Dan about those backflips and again. It seems like every player has their own signature backflip. What do you think's going on with that? So basically I is. Part of the game is make gave him a little bit more exciting in Korea. The baseball scene is not as big as America. Right like it is a smaller country so a lot of people know each other like the players who play in high school. They're Lee does go up to professional level as well so I think it makes the game more exciting. It brings us forward momentum going for defense and it's the tweet to watch for a lot of baseball fan there's cheerleaders as well right for sure. Yeah there are cheerleaders leaders again. There are people who flake mascots per each of the teams like each of the cheerleaders. Uh they have big like big big of a fan base as a professional baseball player. Stop Big and love and enjoy. Enjoy watching the matter leader. Damascus the mascots are stars as well. We have for sure there. like each of the Mascot special unique unique personalities and like they do bring fans into the game all they do a lot of us. It's similar channel the in that case in baseball Where they can bring excitement? The fans are such a huge part of this. What is it like watching these games without any fans in the stands because of this pandemic? It's very unfortunate At the end of the day like I would save cream. Baseball experience. Eighty percents with being this. The fans watching the players. Of course. There's a big thing but it's very unfortunate that we cannot actually show that the whole World or America rather but at the same time it's something that gives opportunity For fans at home to watch the baseball game so I think it's still a huge thing that we have a leak going on while condemning is happening while at the same time is very unfortunately we cannot out of fans going play. What actually being able to participate live at the game. These are the these Games are on here in Canada. In the middle of the night you get up to watch them. I definitely do It is it was a little bit hard yesterday when I tried to watch them because it was like. Am in the morning. But I definitely was Interested enough and it was my favorite team that I actually played so without actually helpless on giving me the urge to wake up in the morning to watch those games. Who's your team Mike came Samsung Lions. I think it's more familiar to all the people in America because they've Samsung and like every new car. A lot of people use the Samsung phone something. Tv What do you? What do you love about that team? it was my mother's team so my mom taught me how to play baseball on. How do they experience baseball? And her favorite team offense on and so ever since naturally ever since I was little. Okay my mom multi and loved it as a fan. We know I mean. There are chants and songs. Does that do the Samsung Lions have kind of like a chance for the team? Yes stay deathly do And each of the players have their own vong so when they come up to hit They step into the batter's box. Everyone tents that those songs and it's very exciting to see and it's very enjoyable to. Can you sing the Samsung Lions Song? I quickly so players detained a lot so I do not really remember. I quickly because I haven't been to the game for a year or so. Sounds like you're trying to avoid singing on the radio. What would give me a flavor. What would it sound like? What would what would one of the chance? Be who would be like really similar to some of the National Long Korea and then they would In Corporate Lake Premium players name on this very simple ously neon and then you would clip with the B and all of that fantastic. Enjoy this moment for your sport. It's suddenly you a lot of other. People are up in the middle of the night watching baseball from faraway. Thank you very much. Nobody is the program director of the Korean Canadian Baseball Association. He is in Toronto. This is the current on. Cbc Radio One. I'm Matt Galloway sticking with sports sort of Tom. Power the host of Q. Is here hello. Tom Met you. Never ask me to sing on the Radio. I could do you have. Do you have a song lead baseball that you'd like to sing? No one time you actually did make me sing a song about memory live on stage when you were hosting metro morning in Toronto. I did indeed because when you ask somebody on the radio to something. Sometimes they'll do it. I'm going to keep that in mind to sing. Tiempo yellow ribbon around the old oak tree never going to happen. We want people to continue to listen. Turn the radio off here not to talk about baseball but basketball now. Yeah I'm here to talk about a pretty amazing story. Wesley King is a children's author in Nova Scotia. One day he was sitting in his boat he gets a call from Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant wants him to work on a children's book with him so he plies to Los Angeles and they work on it together. I mean of course. Kobe Bryant died earlier this year and tragic helicopter crash but before death. He was working on this children's book series. And now it's coming out. Check this out how are you? I'm doing all right. Thanks thanks so much for making the time before we get going. It just occurred to me that we've all been mourning. The loss of Kobe Bryant doesn't as an icon or someone we were a fan of but it's rare to meet somebody who's morning him as a friend. I'm so sorry thank you. Yeah I mean it was certainly a new experience to be morning a friend but also in of the public In the grocery store and see your friends as looking at it you release it was It was and continues to be just a strange experience. How did you guys meet in the first place? How did he reach out to you? Yes random I suppose turned out somebody to give it to one of my pucks inkling towards getting into chill storytelling he. He read them all and became a fan and reached out to me. But much to my surprise I was sitting on a fishing boat in rural Nova Scotia. When got the email that nickleby? Brian wanted to talk about writing a book together. So clash of world's they're a little bit and we hopped on the phone that night we It awesome it's on play to La days right in four years ago. Do you have any idea how you got his raider funny? Just descending read the books I don't know who actually gave it to Probably other big denna gratitude. But he just got the first one he read every single one of my books before even arrived. voracious reader. I mean. In retrospect I of course things use a big big raider a big sandwich children's storytelling offer head so we obviously connected on a bunch of things right away. It's uncommon for any athlete to have a side project like this especially for one like Kobe. Bryant I mean. He didn't need to write a children's book series. He could've to just lay on a beach for the rest of his life. Did he ever talk to you about why he was so interested in telling stories like this? Yeah he developed a real passion for it. You know even as a kid in Through high school it had the teachers started affected him. But I I think the real triggering moment was just as kids you know. He was phenomenal. Coach Phenomenal Dad. A venue to sort of share some of these values with the world large knew we had a captive audience especially of maybe young impressionable readers and he wanted to give them the of messaging me as on his own daughters. And so that was really sort of pure motive behind it that that also just let itself into what we started doing okay. So you're on a fishing boat. You got a plane to Los Angeles. You get off the plane. Pay Me a picture of when you met Kobe Bryant for the first time in real life I mean I guess now. It seems like the most typical Canadian coming to L. A. Moment ever because I had loafers shorts a softball. Sheridan ball cap on and I went to this like high-powered office in Newport beach. Walk into this. Last sort of office. his office and he's sitting monitors this massive celebrity deaths county by twenty pitcher. A Black Mamba Snake. On the walls the super villain type archetype Erin stands up and gives you a hog and says are you ready. Let's do it and we sort of sat down and started going but I look back on the scripture because here I am going to L. H. The first time aware loafers in shorts and a ball cap out but I think he liked that sort of very honest approach at each other so that worked out. Tell me about the series. The wizner he set up the premise. In just a couple of words here. Sherri. Yeah so just down the down in luck basketball team that visited by this match coach. Some challenges them to look inside themselves to confront fears insecurities to become the ball players and ultimately the man that they can be. I'm so it's very sort of positive uplifting story about how we can work on ourselves to become what we dreamed be. What are the stakes here? Like what's the conflict in this new series? They're interesting there's no. There's no obvious dealer. Susan the typical narrative arc that a lot of young leaders could use to this is more moving inward and using magic to sort of challenge on the doubts and insecurities. There's stories in here about things. Like Body Image. Like assume responsibility for families all these types of issues that manifest themselves at these magical cool challenges that we had to confront identify in our everyday lives again and this was sort of along those lines of the Momma mentality but just encouraging kids to believe in themselves in other sort of pure message of Hart Hall. What were your writing sessions like little blogger little Zany at times? You know Kobe like throat ideas. So that I you know. We just be sitting on couches bouncing ideas back and forth remember. One time I came back. He called me up. I was in the Mediterranean Sea. Sailboat is like can you come to? La like tomorrow like well. I'll do my best eye. Dr Africa Ghana playing goes in L. A. Like three days later and his office was just covered. Posted not just been writing. Maniacally posted moats everywhere and that helped shape. This next part of our books it was all very sperm model. So I guess if you have that hard work that mob mentality that he said that UN ending drive. It's also going to be there and every part of your life not just basketball. Oh absolutely I mean he. He became a mentor. Figure for me but not for what people might think mental cigarettes prioritizes life. It was family. I you know I was waking up at five. Am Who's coaching his daughter? Scheme or our values taking them out the school spending time with them throughout the running all these businesses publishing books. Doing all this stuff. I mean he was this source of constant energy than I admired so greatly higher. How're you finding doing interviews in promoting this book After his passing a bittersweet I guess is the word slump because obviously it brings back memories the mentality that life prior to January twenty six courses changed so dramatically Colombian I had talked about writing books in perpetuity citizen Katie. Reading books forever. This was sort of my future plans and and more than that. It was losing a friend. So that part's hard on the plus side. You know what I'm seeing. You know the book what Went Number One New York. Times again been translated again being spent on the world. So casillas values in his message. Continue to live on that legacy they spread. You know. That's the sweet part of it so it's been about. I guess if you'd like to tell me more about how your attitude towards life changed after you heard about Kobe passing in different ways and I. It was a sucker punch to the stomach. I was down. I was in day for weeks. Munson and only automated with the realization that this is so contrary to the way that that Kobe ripta's likes like Kobe believed in this conference. Moving on and getting back up no matter what comes out you. That's of shook me out of that a little bit and I'm trying to impart some of those those values back in. Maybe a little bit like the book that we described. But it's tough. You know this is again sort of a a mentor to close friend and you. WanNa balance these things and of course the whole world weird right now so growing viruses change the way that we all reflect on the world in perspective. Societas The dust settles little bit. Get Back Wesley. I really appreciate your time again. Sorry for the loss of your friend and and thank you for talking to us today. Thank you for having me Tom. Power and conversation with the Children's author Wesley King coming up on the current former. Nhl Enforcer George will rock. He is recovering from Kovic nineteen. He has a very serious message to share especially for anyone who thinks they are too young or too tough to be infected. What has he been through? And how could that shape? How you think about this virus. We'll find out coming up in about ninety seconds. We'll be joined as well by our national affairs. `penal let's talk about including the announcement from the Prime Minister of aid for the agriculture sector. Nowhere near that sector was asking for and so what needs to still flow from Ottawa. We'll find out. I Matt Galloway. This is the current on. Cbc Radio One. Stay with us Hi. I'm Matt Galloway. You're listening to the current if you're young and fit and healthy it's easy to think that covert nineteen isn't much of a threat. The most vulnerable we know are the elderly and people who are already sick or have compromised immune systems even for one of the toughest guys around though this virus has been an ordeal am in Uh spittle. Sell them one in. Thanks for your help You putting your health at risk just to help me. You guys are just amazing I it's unbelievable what you guys do every day to help me. That's former. Nhl Enforcer George. Little Rock in a video recorded Saturday from his hospital bed. He's wearing a gown. His condition was so severe he had to be put on a little. Rock is now at home in Montreal recovering and that is where we have reached in. Good morning good morning not feeling way better way from the first few days I was adopted. Now I still have pneumonia obviously in my lungs but just the fact that it could Greece but in now and my breathing is getting much better night and day from the first few days. How bad did you feel when you were recording? That video of me watching it and seeing photos of you in the hospital. But how bad were you feeling then? It was hard because at that time I was at the peak of a the virus and that was getting. I was getting fevers. Continuously and my breathing was really hard and they were pumping three leaders of Jane through my nose so to talk while you getting that must just pump was really hard to talk and to breathe at a time. I should've saved my talking more. I was getting it because every time you talk it takes Jane and they they were blowing it through my nose so it was a thing to do but at the same time of what is bored out of my mind and my old. I in in In the hospital and nothing else to do and I wanted to do it. Sensitively sensitisation campaign. Because I was one of the people that never thought I was going to get it that that it was a bit blown out of proportion and happen to have to happen to me this way to win this and all serious. It was and how contagious thing. Go back to the beginning. When did you start to feel sick on a Sunday on a Sunday I Because I was delivering food to the elderly and I was getting let grocery a lot of people and on Sunday like the full week of picking up stuff doing delivery. I thought having chills and and my breathing was not that good and and I started to worry and it. It was ironic because the next day on Monday I was supposed to work in the CSS. Be this deal. People retirement home art. They're struggling and I was in that and I was. I applied the forms to be an employee to go into work to help them out so Sunday night. I called a girl then. I say you know what I'm sick and I don't think I could come and I don't think he believes me that I was sick. I think she thought that I just backed out that I was scared. She's like well. If you feel better it can still come and I'm like I don't think I'm GonNa feel better tomorrow so the next day on Monday. I go to hospital because I don't feel better and I wonder what's going on with me and I want to do the test and diaspora didn't want to. They said no we don't need to. It's not important and it did an x Ray. And when they did the x Ray they they say you loans have been implemented and they give me quite as behold no so when they sent me home. Things got my breathing worse than worse than because Asmaa. I started to worry a bit. The ospital calls me back and they say There was a mistake and your X. Ray. We saw him over. Something has to come back a mistake in your x Ray. Yeah it the way they read it the way Dr Read. It knows told me that there was nothing. Just a billion information another doctor. And you ran you some x-rays that mistake you have pneumonia. And I'm like what so I'm at home? May breathing's getting worse and worse so I ended up going back on Thursday morning and my branding is very bad at that time and when I got off the different mad and I'm like listen. I've been doing delivery for elderly people. Everybody's wondering if I'm sick what I have so I could tell them so they could go get check. I wanted to be tested. The doctor Said No. Can I please get tested now? So then I could know what happened was from my breathing. They do the test and they see a double double pneumonia. And I'm an and then the also Diagnosed WITH COLVILLE SO. I tell all elderly people so I've got time right away to kind of meet your next thing tank and and because that. Ospel that I was with the one designed to keep pacing with Dr Saint Tank. They put me in an ambulance and they sent me to shop in a room with two other elderly people that were plugged into a tank. Also much older than me but they were really struggling much more than me and I could sit them all the long run in front of me in this room suffering and I was plugged with three liters and and when I got that was supposed to be there for two weeks. It must have been really. It must have been really scary. I mean I don't know whether you felt your around other people. You're in this hospital where they're treating the people but you ever feel like this could really turn for you know I. I never thought once my life was going to be censured. I actually the one thing that that I was vaulted and after a myth is when I was at the hospital I oxygen and then I started reading better. I you know I would've loved to have the opportunity to go to private clinic or you know to do something else but the minute that I was diagnosed and no longer at any resources that could do on my own. I had to go to the blend and let them take us. I do all and being on the floor where it was only people that wouldn't affect it. I'm not slow and in the room with three two other people. So you know that was not a fun place to be but again at the I really needed that oxygen and I wasn't on the verse. Actually I remember when I got there. The first day was so bound on Thursday. That the doctor. Can you see me and they would considering sending me to ventilator? That was on Thursday the first day because my breathing was so bad. How WE'RE THE STAFF MANAGING? We were hearing. That hospitals are overwhelmed. Your in Montreal and the cities not been successful and flattening the curve. There's a lot that's going on. How are the the the staff managing with everything? Start when I was that was unbelievable bike because first of all a lot of us. That wasn't that floor and they would tell me the nurse that that I saw that. Were down on a voluntary basis and There was smiling. Some of them they got sent home and when they were finding back but they were very very good because it. I'm not proud to say that on. That Florida was one so I was the only one that was able to go to the bathroom on his own. While the other ones have to get nice Bush chains because they need a lot of help even just to take medication. So that's why I knew as soon as they need Dr Jane Anymore. I'd be able to just keep doing my treatment at home because I was the only way to treat him my pneumonia when I was there is by. Give me one cortisone today. You're you're a young fit guy. You're a tough guy. I mean that that was your role in the NHL was to be an enforced or did you ever think that you could get sick. No no not ever since ever since I became began in two thousand nine. I'm never sick. I've been sick twice and desires. I thought it was so blown out of proportion and I was like it's never going to happen to me. It's impossible I'm healthy. I was actually running a training for my third marathon and you know things were so good and I was doing of volunteer work. People were afraid to go out of the House. They could give you a grocery shopping. I'll do it for you. No problem well you want me to go I'll you don't? I wasn't afraid of anything I was like. There's no way it's going to happen. What is this? What is this touchy now? I mean in part of this. Is you putting that video but also speaking to us? I mean what? What's the message that you want to send people who might think that their immune from this? Yeah what not be stupid like me and and gives me a big those of humility to realize that you know what doesn't matter. Yes the elderly. The life is more dangerous. They get it but it doesn't mean that other age even younger and we're healthy that we can get it and the scary report about it and just so people understand if you get it. It's not your life. Necessarily you gotta be scared about because I was not of line. Is that people around you. Down my that that that that could be affected by because the older because they're free condition because when I got permission two days ago that all the elderly better delivered the food they got tested and everybody was negative. That was my biggest cared when I learnt when I got it. Got it and that told everybody and even when they did the post at I got. It is to make sure that everybody that I saw the week before all got checked and then make sure I didn't forget anyone because that's the biggest scared of it it. It wasn't like that got it. Then that was you know I was going to recover from it. I knew that I would is that people that I saw that. I don't know their condition. I don't know if they have pre condition and I WANNA make sure they get checked to make sure that it in at and get him infected. Everybody was flying and to me. That was the biggest really when you hear that Quebec is looking at easing restrictions. They're talking about reopening schools and allowing some businesses to To start to open up again. What goes through your mind while the schooling thing I to me. It makes no sense. I was flabbergasted amendment than in our Berta those third of the case that there is a Montreal and they're still not opening the school some timber in Montreal. Considering the fact that when I went to the hospital didn't WanNa test me at I either. The wind all about at all the symptoms. Because they said they don't have enough and fast they don't even have enough deaths for the nurse to get tested before they go home to their family so to be in a safe environment. You send kids at school. You have to be able to get all of them but this problem testing much. There's not enough so if there's not enough guesting fall the kids in going back to school and we're talking about elementary school for nuts for a year twenty days all left. How does that make sense to put at risk? Those kids those teachers the parents and actually the teachers. They don't even want to be there. They have to go because they're gonNA get fired so when I saw that because of the situation that I went through that the told me they didn't want to talk to me. It does not make sense for twenty days. Do we open school and take a chance to live through a second wave because of that decision just before I let you go and just a few seconds left. There's a t shirt that you've been wearing and I have to say this carefully so that you'll get in trouble. The T shirt says stay the PUCK home. Tell me about that what the message is that. You're trying to send just people know this is not my foundation. Just people can't decide that I created this to make money or whatever no. I bought the t shirt because stayed up Rome. It's hockey held the home nest and go bar down the hockey. The dose to foundation teamed up together do raise funds to Give all the centers that take care of homeless people across Canada. The with the money they give it to all the wholeness so when I got the t shirt I just sent a message if people want to do something for the homeless by a t shirt it goes to those two foundation did disperse it to the home and stay home. Yeah Yeah exactly and and you know to me that because when I got home that was already waiting for me and I was like it comes at the right time because I have to stay home anyway. So I'm GonNa work at these shirt and they'll give the message. It's funny by by the way the last thing I want to say now that I'm home every time somebody brings me something all the neighbors. Everybody will look outside. It's almost like oh my labors. They gotta be they want. WanNa be the person that is gonNA catch me if I get out of my house. Like medallion right base watching everything that I'm doing Iran it's like I'm E. E. T.'s. Your neighbor let's see what he's GonNa do somebody's coming. I'm glad I'm glad you're home and that you're on the mend and that's an important message to people that the you're not immune you're not you know protected from this just because you're young and fit charge and take care of yourself anything not think. Churchill rock played thirteen seasons in the hockey league. He was released from hospital on Monday. And is recovering as you heard from cove. Nineteen at home. This is the current on. Cbc Radio One Gal Galloway. So many of us are staying home and in many ways. Our relationship with food has changed. Were spending more time in the kitchen. These days we're thinking about where food comes. Perhaps in a different way and now help is on the way for farmers and factories that process that food we're responding to pressing needs in terms of processors in terms of predictability and support for farmers and for producers. We know that there is more to do. And we will keep working with them to determine exactly how we can best help. We will be there for our agricultural producers because they are so important to all Canadians as the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday. Promising new relief in funding for Canada's Food and agriculture sector as we discussed yesterday on the radio though. It's not anywhere near what the industry wanted to talk further about that. I'm joined by our national fares paddle. Katie o'malley is a freelance parliamentary correspondent. Who writes for politics? She's in Ottawa? Murray mandaric as a political columnist with the Regina leader. Post Regina Good morning to you both. Katie. Let's talk a little bit about this emergency funding for the agricultural sector. How much money was promised yesterday at the The total amount of money was twenty two hundred and fifty two million dollars split between the seventy million dollars for food pro processors. That's to basically help. These companies or factories. Make sure they have protective gear in place Take the steps needed that they can continue to operate or begin operating again complying with social distancing protocols as well as there's a there's a fifty million dollars free surplus back program that will allow the government to basically buy surplus product particularly livestock produce and distribute that. So that basically so that farmers and livestock producers are forced to to euthanize animals simply because they can't afford to keep them on the late and keep them alive. There's also there's also money for Recovery Fund and extended credited loan so it's basically a suite of measures that are aimed at helping farms stay in operation as particularly for those that aren't able to to be eligible for any of the other benefit programs that have already been rolled. What's your sense as to how farmers and Scotch Ruin And across parts of western Canada will react to this money. There's a lot of money two hundred and some million dollars but it's not what the Canadian Federation of Agriculture was asking for There's a real sense here that it was written for everybody except farmers and you have to understand the fastness the size of the industry out here. It's it's still the biggest Industry in Saskatchewan non-oil not anything else. Not Potash anything you hear about it. It's still agriculture in terms of good true contributor to our economy and the problem with that being is that it's almost impossible for any government to offer the level of support aid needed. There wasn't anything very specific for the pulse grain and oilseeds industry here. Which is the bulk of the farm commodities? That kind of sketch and we're coming off the absolute worst year is it is. It was a horrible harvest last year with the fall rains early winter. So in essence the two thousand nineteen crop is still being harvested right now. There's incredible frustration over that and anything with the Trudeau. A name attached to it in the farming community automatically spurs even more frustration rightly or wrongly fairly or unfairly. So in answer to your question the reaction to this has not been good out here. No the question One of the questions for the Prime Minister yesterday was why this took so long. And whether this had anything to do with the fact that the slow response was saying somehow tied to the fact that the Liberals have no seats in Alberta and West. Is that realistic decent. Oh absolutely you know. As I said earlier it was written for everybody else in the country. Perhaps accepts sketch with farmers are out BERTA. Farmers amount hct farmers in that sense and farmers here almost get that right now. There is a sense right now that That they do get what they pay for. And there's so little expectations coming out of the federal government And particularly the under this particular Prime Minister And I it is very visceral in terms of of the dislike here the copen nineteen crisis and everything else going on has put all that on hold politically and otherwise but if you're looking at the farming communities sketch when you're looking at ground zero of the frustrations with the Federal Liberal government molly. How does the liberal government try to thread that needle again as you said? There's there's concerns around farmers having youth ANAIS livestock. We've seen images of farmers pouring milk down the drain because there isn't a source for it to go to restaurants and hotels being closed. What sort of pressure is the government under to come up with an experience? It's definitely under tremendous pressure and in this is in no way meant to diminish the issues in the crisis being faced by the agriculture sector. But there are other sectors as well. You mentioned the hotel hospitality sector. They've been putting a lot of pressure on the government to basically bring forward targeted aid. That will help them. Specifically you've also Got Airlines. There are There's the oil and gas sector there are. There is no shortage of sectors. That feel this sort of one size fits all emergency benefit packages and we proposed in brought forward so far. They don't see that a sufficient and they don't see those as addressing their specific respective concern so farmers are definitely an an and producers in general are definitely on that list. I think there is there are there are a number of sectors and areas that are really competing as far as those priorities go and the government is basically trying to turn the vote as quickly as possible. One thing I found really interesting is every time that they well every time. We've had three incidents so far but every time the government brings forward one of these kinds of Massive comprehensive allegedly comprehensive aid packages. It always turns out that something huge was overlooked and they have to adjust it and they have to bring in legislation and make changes tweets so as to Basically to help the largest number of people so I am quite sure. I the prime minister who is very clear that this was an initial payment. He started this was kind of phase one of what the culture sector can they see? But I'm you know I would expect them to announce some more some perhaps additional money but also ways to make sure that the money that is out there can be accessed by the people that wanted and that's something that all with with the student payments the emergency wage subsidy end with the overall emergency data presumably coming after pressure from opposition parties. Murray mandaric How people in Saskatchewan feel about Justin Trudeau and the Liberals what vote the Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer? How are they performing during this crisis? Based on what? You're hearing well the odd thing is. I don't think that they were gaining much ground. Until maybe the last week or so in terms of everybody had parked their politics somewhat Understanding knowing the magnitude of cove nineteen. And what had to be done to deal with it? So you weren't hearing quite is much partisan Politics two issues have Really incited the political chatter. I think once again we're talking about right now and I think Haiti makes brilliant point in terms of how massive The needs are in all areas and agriculture in particular. And how you just can't address everything. There is that sort of Frustration but I think the Conservatives and perhaps be sure are starting to hit the right buttons at least out here in terms of Reuniting the frustration with the the other issues obviously the whole gun legislation and that brings back the whole nineteen ninety-three fight even though I think what's being proposed right now so far removed from the national gun registry that That it's not even a fair comparison. Nevertheless that's not how people think out here sometimes when They're in that vein and I think that. Might sort of reignite sort of The conservative leadership race. 'cause they're starting to talk about it here. There actually hasn't been surprisingly little talk about it out here. Perhaps because we don't have a candidate from out here that's embraces and interesting thing because Sheer leader of the party but is on his way out and there are questions as to how long he can hang around and whether the race needs to be postponed or perhaps accelerated. How do you think people in the Party feel about what under shear has brought to the table? I think in general just to address Murray's point I think the reason why you don't hear the issue of Western alienate. Being stressed or emphasized in the campaign is first of all as he says. There's no there's no clear Western candidate as in one from Western candidate who is vying for the leadership but also because frankly it is basically that is a baseline assumption within the conservative. Party is that everyone feels. The West is hard done by. Everyone feels the West needs more equity. It's not even if there's no controversy you wouldn't find a leadership candidate who would say anything different so it's not one of the areas on which the different candidates are trying to a basically highlight their differences because when you're running for leadership of a party you don't really. WanNa focus on all this stuff you all you want. You want to highlight what it is that makes you differ from the other candidates and that's kind of why we're seeing a different discussion going on in the race in terms of how it it amazes me that the Conservative Party you might recall. It took them a long time. They were basically the same time. That Japan finally announced that the Olympics weren't going to take place in two thousand and twenty. That was the same that was the same data. The conservative said that you know what maybe we're not going to be able to have this leadership race by the end of June and it was seen as being an obvious decision that they just prolonged even when they did kind of change the time. Line a little bit. They didn't adjust for example the they didn't extend the nomination period. Which could have given other candidates may be more chance to To meet the threshold for raising money and signatures the the time basically stayed intact even though there's a little bit longer before the vote itself happened so I think I think there's ten days left is other ten or five days left to sell memberships and then that the cap is put on and no one who joins the party after that can actually vote so. This is a huge. There's a lot of pressure on all the remaining candidates before candidates in the race. And I think that that's that's really driving what you're seeing now. As far as sheer MR sheer goes. I'm not sure. His performance has been particularly impressive to conservative for outside of western Canada. And the really is a feeling that the sooner they can get a permanent leader in there the better and the choices that are in front of them are the choices that are in front. There's no possibility that other people could be added to this mix not unless the Conservative Party were to do an astounding about facing a reversal which not to take. That might not be a good idea. It's something that we've seen them leading. Murray mandaric is there the possibility or the desire? Do you think from your part of the country to see different candidates In this race I think that there might have been or could have developed into something But it's an almost inside issue and And the junction to basically the overall frustration with with the liberal government et CETERA. I think there's a lot of westerners particularly conservative Westerners that want to see Politics get on with it and do something to defeat Trudeau because that is the sentiment in the conservative camp and it so attached to a lot of industries like farming sector. That we're talking about So I think there's more of a driving force to get on with it. MR O'Toole is seemingly making some headway in this province in Alberta and such There seems to be a general satisfaction. I'm sure it would be Far Better if they had a row nab rose or someone else that was sort of a Western candidate to put forward those those sediments and maybe better in terms of some of the real dissension settlements from the exit movement. Otherwise but right now. I think there's an overall sentiment that they do want to get on with a replacement for Edgy Scheer. Because even here. I don't think they've seen Andrew shears being terribly effective. Katya molly just a few seconds left. If you're Justin Trudeau in the liberals are you happy with the fact that that race is set as it is in the like three seconds. I'm not worrying frantically about how I'm going to get all this money out the George all the industries that what it yes. Maybe I'm a little bit happy but again kind of dwarfed by the context the context. It's in it's not politics as usual. Certainly and we'll see whether that returns in the short or long term. It's good to speak with you both. Thank you Katie. O'malley freelance parliamentary correspondent. Who writes for I- politics mandaric is a political columnist with the Regina leader? Post your thoughts on this welcome in terms of the performance of various parties but also what we were talking about in terms of just what people in farming communities and in the food sector need the federal government announced two hundred fifty two million dollars yesterday. Canadian Federation of Agriculture. 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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ, & Travis (HR3)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ, & Travis (HR3)

"The Brad Paisley twenty two years ago nineteen ninety-seven the auto war by bone thugs was released. Are they using our last week. <hes> travis seemed to have no idea who bone thugs he he doesn't have not a clue. He should at this point though he ought to this because we keep judging him for it but he doesn't mind. It's been a very educational process for him. I think he's comfortable being judged. I will say so as opposed to actually learning who bone thugs are black. I'm just I'm a curious person. Soon as I find out right around needs to know we had that incident this morning we shall not be named. How many total are there how many total bone thugs and harmony guys were there like the bones isn't there some homer bones and other ones with dogs are there's a there was like busy right when they're like busy like crazy speaking of travis him and Keyshawn will return in one week Monday August fifth as we begin? Oh Saint Louis we will be at the PASSAIC resort in Huntington beach the next day Tuesday. We'll be at the El Torito in orange right there at the block which we are formerly known as the block for Taco Tuesday extravaganza liked us not for was five Fi- forgotten Wednesday night will be doing medieval times and Buena Park and the only way you're gonna be able to go and joust with keyshawn and see as a medieval times is if you come see as Monday and Tuesday will be given out those medieval times passes Thursday were at Black Gold last month jealousy and Friday will be at the Rock and brews in Buena Park Jobe all week but if you WANNA see all the events visit us on the social facebook instagram and twit us and you know what else if you come out you also have a chance to win an Anthony Davis Number Three Jersey and more elsie but you must be present to win some come on out busy bone on lazy bone wishbone crazy bone flesh and bones a lot of bones bones. I think Rajabi busy bone if we were bones and awkward transition awkward position the N._B._A.. Free Agency is basically over at this point. Most teams are stocked up. You know the Lakers have won empty roster spot that they're holding but by and large it could be. How's your outside shot better than sows? It is better than those. I can't do anything else though can't do it. The shooting could keep you in the league but Jeremy Lin is currently an unsigned free agent. He was last <hes> part of the Raptors team that won that championship <hes> he was not a big part of that playoff run and he was recently speaking with the Christian outlet good TV about a situation right now and was pretty candid about how it's tough for them quote in English. There's a saying and says once you hit rock bottom. The only way is up but rock-bottom just seems to be getting more or more rock bottom for me so free agency has been tough because I feel like in some ways the N._B._A.'s given up on me. It's that's a really if you're Jeremy Lin a tough place to be in like the idea that something that you've worked on this hard your entire life that it may be done but it's not on your terms. I think that's like one of the things that's really difficult for athletes when they're retiring the idea of is in my retiring on my terms or the terms being dictated for me and no matter what you think of Jeremy Lin right now in terms of how good of a player that he is these clearly are not his terms if it turns out that he's actually going to be out of the League or turns thirty one in August so he's not necessarily an old guy but we consider that he what graduated from Harvard in twenty ten was on a Tina just want to chip in twenty nineteen. Almost a decade can run an early on obviously he was in summer leagues not with a team and then of course we know what happened when he got to New York in a lot of ways if his over it was great absolutely and I. I know that it's tough for him right now because he loves the game but but this is case in Los Angeles. I'm just GONNA keep him one hundred do you graduated from Harvard in two thousand ten and you were on a championship team in twenty nine thousand nine hundred you are quite possibly the most successful Ivy League aren't that many there aren't that many that get into the league much less actually to carve out a career. You're the first Asian American N._B._A.. Player to be on a championship team like I mean it's like I when I watched the clip I felt for him but now also was like dude. That's a fantastic run. I look I think Jeremy Lin would be the first to recognize okay. This has gone well beyond my wildest dreams you had you had the Mecca of basketball calling your nee and even as somebody who believed in his N._B._A.. Talents when nobody else did and you take into account Lind Sanity and how he became you know a a minor icon in his own right and the way that he has made way more money than he ever would have expected in the N._B._A.. More money it's still though becomes different once you're there and once this becomes your thing and like the novelty of being in the N._B._A.. Has Worn off longtime ago for Jeremy Lin like you know he's well past Lin Sanity in the sense that this is what he he does like. He considers himself rightly an N._B._A.. Player having that taken away from you when you're not ready for any player like it's hard mirror Steve Nash talking about that you know the the last few years of Steve Nash's career even even as somebody that you knew at his age you know we're nearing that end point. They were taken away. There were taken away from in a way that he didn't want like Kobe had the finale for the ages but the last few years of Kobe's career were spent struggling. Stay healthy and that's brutal for somebody like Kobe who had accomplished so much over his career even knowing he's one of the greatest to ever do this going out that way could not have been easy for Kobe yeah one he was taken. Bye Bye father time is being maybe because it's still early I know doesn't early stiller is they don't get invited to Cam. He's GonNa have to contain. He's emotional right now because he thought he would be sought after now he has come knocking again but when you look at you know the guys who are still out there you got Jeremy Lin eamonn trump shumpert still out there. He's not sign Jamal Crawford thirty nine. He's not signed Vince Carter's forty. He's not signing J._R.. Smith Jared Smith is linked to the Lakers previously linked to the Lakers previously being Lebron James previously laid to looking crunched out doing a celebration parade. He's linked to no asserts previously linked to not know what time it was what the score was or see I think Jeremy Leno get back into league before J._R.. Smith Jonas you REPCO still available suffer Lucia still available like they're still those guys are. We're GONNA FIND A T. It's just at the point right now where it's like to your point a lot of the big movements happened once you get into camps and people started getting invited. These are awesome. These guys are not gonNA still be out the League Jeremy Men. We'll be back in a league. He private for Carmelo Anthony will yes rush. You know you guys talk about you know veterans and stuff and playing seasons and all they know that gets me thinking of Andy. What was the last man standing up in this piece? That's right gentlemen near our guys. <hes> veterans have played on many teams but can you name me N._B._A.. Players that have played twenty or more seasons twenty or more seasons yeah. There's there's one there's one active player in one player just retired as a couple of hints for you guys but go ahead Andy. I guess I will start with Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant has played twenty seasons. That's right offer one team. I'm GonNa go with the recent retired. Dirk Nowitzki Risk Dirk has played twenty one seasons offer one team that is correctly as good at this little nervous. I think I might be off but Tim Duncan Tim. Duncan did not tell nine nine because you're nice keep this thing going. They WANNA keep communist nickname. No that's close that was close. I might they offer one team as well but <hes> America's going to hail done that. Who Do you got? There's a accurate three played thirty years that a lot of confidence come on. That's correct yeah. I'm looking at Macarena. Lew alcindor then careened astrium altogether there. I'm sorry not as nice and he knows stolen Karadzic Dot Com. It's always accurate active player Vince Carter Dummies play twenty years saving Vince Carter. Oh wait a minute. I know your game so go and play again. I just outside what I know. You're right. He's a he played twenty years <music>. I'll take Vince Carter to what's happening here. I'll know how to play twenty years seamless transition for the Lakers Kareem yes yes. I thought you were just giving me the game just to be nice. He was obviously on the list. I was like well. I missed it. I'm sorry how I don't know I just I don't know I just took Vince Carter so your turnover yeah you guys are forgetting the leader all right hold on twenty years ears think big men to hold on hold on. I didn't think people necessarily Kareem. He didn't pronounce it right. I gave you both names. Just go you leave me alone stalling technique five. I am nice ice for check. No shock is not on any that. I'm double checking. He's not the leaders Robert Parish Irish guys he played <hes> David Twenty One seasons twenty one season Kevin Willis Dirk play Tony one-season House. He's leader well because it's medically yeah the Willis Willis nickname the chief to the one by Kevin Garnett played twenty one. I remember hold on with the nets ticket but some of the guys who played nineteen was Moses Malone. Someone named James Edwards and John Edwards Stockton and John Stockton Malone played the same amount of seasons nineteen Charles Oakley played shack played ninety stockton was on the team before he was eighty four to two thousand and three <hes> Malone came in eighty five. Yeah Oh played nineteen seasons who knows really yeah hopefully punching people for nineteen. Last man standing is driven by Keys Automotive Group visit keys cars DOT COM so L Z who do you think actually gets back in the League first Jeremy Lin Carmelo Anthony or neither <hes>. I'M GONNA go with Jeremy Lin going to go with generally. We hold on W.. Checking Rogers Sam because I'm doing the math here because I was like am I really wrong. Check One thousand nine hundred twenty twenty or more. I just gave Andy Nineteen because he's nice. I'm offended. We need to work on your attitude and you could win. That is true. We do need to work on your attitude. That's why we're doing that will sit down next Monday night. Play the music. We gotta do a little talk coming in with your starting shows your social commentary popping in and now with the Devon no you just gotTa pop in. Don't pop out what we need from. You would have been more for Giza punctuality would be nice. I don't think you in position talknet cream twenty years. I thought you were just giving me. The game at McCarron has to be on that list. I duNno I dismissed. The new stuff over here a lot of papers and things and you know what I mean and seeing papers hey if you want great football even better beer and warm sand and guess what Eddie Tell Me Tell me look because corona grown a beard the official beer of the L._A.. Rams giving you a chance to fly away to Hawaii to see the rams. Take on a cowboys August seventeenth at a low cost now. The trip includes round trip airfare tonight. Stay at the Rams Official Hotel L. in tickets to the rams versus cobbler. You got to do to win this text corona to four zero seven zero five for your chance to win. Message and data fees may apply Andy Andy that's right. It's birthday time Chris. That's not the soldier boy but moved to go hit. It get Chris Gone. That is not what your this back in the day used to be racist theme that's Great. You didn't know I can move that. Did you. Andy no I did know. Unfortunately I've seen a lot of it. Go Janus Essay you nauseous before genesis time. She's GonNa Kinda all right. Did you ever do the soldier boy Andy. I do not do the Social Hi Scott. I wonder if he's just walking straight through. It's just not acknowledging it which probably for the best that's good. I'm glad he doesn't <hes> listen as closely as he should be. In trouble birthday soldier boy how old is soldier born twenty-nine really wait soldier man. He's only twenty nine on Arosh that seems such a shock that the time it goes over ten years ago yeah that's true yeah I think about it. I know I'm just say that would have been really young for him. Sociable he was born in nineteen ninety. Two math carry two one twenty nine think about it he was he was barely two Mary J. Blige resource to four one one. That's nuts wow we're all. We'll get an old man. I have no idea what that sounds bill. I just relaxed. His real. Name is D Andre Cortes Way. What does it so well? What does the song about this is about getting laid so is it? Does anyone know I do as soon as E._S._P._N.. Los Angeles if you know what soldier boys what that sounds really about. Do you know Chris. I don't Davis about the army all right so arcade one up <hes> big news in video games. They have announced that the classic Atari Star Wars Arcade game is going to be available for preorder through game. Stop so talking like the the stand up arcade game name and it's going to include the three original Star Wars Arcade Games from stores in New Hope Empire strikes back and return to the jet. It's going to be available in November. Four four ninety nine ninety nine and people may remember it certainly people of our age remember the Old Star Wars Video Game Yeah the perspective of Tie fighter. You're going to try to take out the star. What was your best arcade game like the one that when you got in front of their didn't matter how many quarters people put up there for like I got next year like you're GonNa be a while is going to be a while doc? I don't like to Brag on my my skills with a joystick. Thanks House you do them. I I liked that smart yard supposed to say it though order but he didn't get it now. We're going to give so tell us about your skills with the joystick. It's too late now to joke has been ruined because you pointed it out all right anyway. What was the Game Gallagher? Gallagher Gallagher is on my list like if I decide is going to play gallagher for real he might as well go do something with your life. You get that double double bullfighter going. No you wouldn't go down fighter. I would do it with the one why why would you not do the double fighter work with Bosch Goes Double Fighter and then I'm usually the other fighter. I just trump it. If I attack well they take they take out my second joke. See I'm trying to be subtle and they keep putting the spotlight on subtle in Gao. You can't do the bonus you can't with without the double. You can't get the bonus more. It's really hard I agree with Raj and that bonus round that is really hard to do without the double what you need what you really need machine. That's kind of relatively new because you can really get going if you push it. It really really fast yeah that button. Sometimes you gotTA. Just you know finding work Dan. It settled but <hes> Andy for me. It was actually pole position no Chris I'm serious. It's a racing passing game I would act. I actually finished the game twice both time. I'm not GonNa say what I was doing. I was partying and I finished game twice down. So one quarter finished a game pole position twice at the end comes out and there's like music thing and I remember I've never seen that game actually should finish before. Will I finish. He finished speaking of video games. I hate to make this about E._S._p._N.. O._C. Week but I'm going to Tuesday which would be eight days from now E._S._p._N.. Weekday number two we're going to start that morning at the El Torito and orange right there at the formerly the block the outlets at orange doing a taco Tuesday then we're all going to walk over to Dave and buster's which is like fifty feet away and we'll be play video games haven't luncheon so you could come see both places and we'll play video games with you. It's an organic organic tie into video games. What about you? What was your Dunkin? All I could spend a long time at a donkey Kong machine man. That was an awesome awesome game this far. Don't you going with great man. Plus Two is one of those games that they started coming out with like books for patterns like if you could start memorizing the patterns remember they used to have a bunch of books like Pacman and this Pacman Miss Pacman was another woman Ms Pashas actually better than Pacman. That was keyshawn game. He said he had the pattern down he could go. How far is it but in the Pacman he remembers? I want from mortal Kombat. Oh yeah that's really good finish finish tough pacman with the left hand. 'cause I got bored with the right now. It's it's insane though. To think about like what video games were then and what they've turned into now where like you can be a sixteen year old winning three million dollars playing fortnight like that like right now if you remember when I was a kid telling my parents I I WANNA grow. Let me professional video game player and that sounds like a ridiculous thing like now. If you tell your parents I wanNA play fortnight for a living. They got at least consider it right like they gotta weigh the pros and cons at this point. Look what happened atom sometime. It doesn't work. Have you ever played right. Have you ever played for night. Never neither have I go I have it's a fun game. It's basically what's that movie. Where tron know where she's dropped off got a last last man standing? Basically you know movies. There's three of them came out trilogy. Drop them off. Hunger Games basically like hunger games. That's interesting. Those Games are so complicated now like like modern video games that kids get like I watched then. I'm just I don't understand what's going on. There's so much to keep track of an actual story lines now like it's just it's just too complicated to keep up with you know not to derail everything was on TV. We cannot you're going to get emotional. Really Hotel was like just put a capital asset. Why are you doing all of this? Chase it around for three movies with all this extra stuff just go shooter ahead and all of a sudden now Canada's dead. You really did the derail. It seems like it was like it was driving me crazy. That's like going she the girl to bow and Arrow not not to derail things but if you just took out cattiness execution style then we're done then we're done you guys are really doing. It was infuriated me plus. I was high so you're watching how many how many did you watch when I watched a work zone regular T._v.. That's how you know I was high. 'cause I sat through the commercials. Yeah Dobbin their that's Jurassic Park Obsession started yeah and then it just rolled in blue and I get wow that dinosaur EXCI- key and here we are which is your favorite of all the dinosaurs that is blue blue because he he shot one week from today. What are we talking about? The Hunger Games now we're Jurassic Park play. I play FIFA and I played the Star Wars every now but I like seafood because it I don't assimilation of the soccer and it made me actually learn about about transfer windows and all that stuff then I when I when he got a new television like the salesman asked me says do you play video games and I was kind of the the average Gamer the age of forty dude. I am an adult. The average game video of Gamers is I think it's thirty seven something like that so it was like weird because I I don't know you're right. I mean intellectually truly am going yeah. I should be in that bracket in which you ask me if I played video games but just hearing him go so. Are you gonNA use this for video games going no not using this for video games the flip side though is like the younger set my daughter's eight and she's never played fortnight but she's aware of fortnight culture like you know the the floss dances and all this different stuff like she's watched youtube videos of fortnight and she actually understands the game and everything's make a living posting videos of fortnight like how to be tips and tricks and you tip that person like dollar or whatever are you going to exclusive content and people make a living showing you how to play for them in Bitcoin or just regular money coins Mason. I was trying to sell me on Bitcoin over the week. He's been trying to do that for I don't get it. I don't think anybody gets the BITCOIN thirty one years ago. This was used in the movie cocktail and cocktail came out in nineteen nineteen eight thirty years ago eighty eight got carried one yeah care the one little John stamos and the beach boys he was a beach boy stamos for that for that one moment in time for that one moment in time. He's my friend do it and never heard of the beach boys before they saw that's why they did it. You would never I mean we didn't really do the beach I was just about to say wasn't my jail Dan. I could see where it just didn't feel organically like what you were growing up with. The super funny thing is is that the fat boys sampled the beach boys but I didn't know who the beach boys was. I just knew the fat boys part <hes>. What did they sample the bowel? Oh my God I forgot about that horrible that horrible movie. They did disorder lease that what it's called. I was this these are the things I know I have a lot of <hes>. I'm a treasure trove of useless information so jared goff entering this camp without and boy. He does look like a beach boy like He. He's Golden Blonde. He's got that remember when he first interleague. Everyone kept talking about him. Being Ryan Ryan Gosling yeah did he looked like Ryan gosling and he had a bad rookie season people saw him throw and then that was it and then all of a sudden he's not as good looking as Ryan Gosling gosling throw yes sunshine. Wasn't he sunshine and that Little High School football thank you friend of mine. Is that Gosling or was that guy it doesn't matter no matter it doesn't matter I am I realize matter so he's he's heading into this training camp without the extension and that is going to be a question question that will linger through training camp or throughout the season if it turns out that the rams don't look given that commitment until next year and it raises the question of just how good Jared Goff is compared to the rest of the league compared to his peers. I think it's pretty evident by now they you're GonNa have a difficult time. Finding a guy in the league capable of doing what Jared Goff is is capable of that you wouldn't end up having to pay like the guy the idea that you could just move on from golf bringing. Bringing a new rookie and everything would be okay or you know bring in a guy who's been around the league and plug him into a system. I think that is maybe overrating a little bit of what May mcvay does but definitely underrating what Goth himself brings to the table to me. These conversations are what people who are so caught up in the numbers in analytics. They can't see the forest from the trees so they look and they go okay well. This guy does has this and this guy does that and all you need someone to kind of do a little bit of this and you can say this much money and it don't count the other things that leadership and stability during the course of a ten year period with the franchise they they don't count those things as being valuable because it's hard to actually calculate what that means in terms of numbers and stats and such but just because you bring in a guy who can throw for four thousand yards and he's replacing the guy who can throw four thousand yards doesn't mean those four thousand yards at the same and even if you were to break down and say well he throws more accurate from twenty yards down than this guy were here that might be true that very well could be true but when he doesn't doesn't how he does it and when he gets into a huddle do they believe he can do it. Those things are hard to calculate. Those things are hard to quantify so if you got a guy who's not only is capable of executing the game plan plan but it's also someone that the team believes in and it's willing to follow a handles pressure then you don't replace that guy very easily. Yeah I mean I I've seen a lot over the time covering the rams when Gough I came in the League to where we are now that leadership issue L Z. He's grown into it like you can see the guys around him. Take him seriously and they're and by and large he's less experienced than the guys that he would be leading. I mean most of the guys that he would be leading have I've been in the league longer than him and they still take their cues from him and that's something that has to be earned especially to when you talk about a rookie season that was pretty rough and had a lot of people and I will include myself in that questioning whether or not goff was worth no trading all those picks to be under remember hearing I. I wouldn't say that I apologize. I Apologize Jared Goff. I was not already calling him a bust because I just thought it was too early but I did wonder you come. You didn't go for us. I didn't have off. I did not have all four letters but I had the be out. There and I had the other three on standby there. You go the U._S.. T were just on standby but because at that point it wasn't even an idea of okay he's going to be better than and he was as a rookie because guys just get better but the idea of being worth giving up all that draft capital to take him number one overall and then on top of it. If Jared Goff isn't worth it you can't afford to use picks to bring in a guy like Brian a guy like brandin cooks for example because you need to keep all of those all those draft picks available to help try to offset the fact that gough isn't working out like they needed goff to be really good under Sean McVeigh quickly in order to feel confident to make some of the other moves that they made so it wasn't even just about justifying having moved up to drive golf in the first place it was about everything else you could do after that he gave them flexibility and and this is where I try to tell Rosh Shaw time with regards to his favorite Q._B.. Dak Prescott so you spend too much time looking at what he can't do and not enough time looking at whether or not the players around him believe in him and they clearly do and leadership is just too hard to find and it's almost impossible to quantify. We'll be singing this a week from now as we get ready for E._S._p._N.. O._C. Week Andy what's not move the mic too much there. Is this more beach boys know that we did this already but we're doing again. Where does this you guys say? This was a real song not just for the movie Lindsey Buckingham Holiday did he was this. The one hit wonder Lindsey Powell fleetwood Mac yeah years ago years ago. The movie vacation came out from National Lampoon isn't a bit he really doesn't now. I don't know what we're just going to go faster. No one's going to answer my question. Boy Go both ways that is true boy all right the man with Stevie Nicks for years Cadet. Did they have a follow up. It's they had two more movies three or three vacation. Lindsey Buckingham Lead Anita foul of it was he was in Fleetwood Mac. I like the way to kick them out the band yeah he's been kicked out like a couple of times is like Lindsey Buckingham keeps getting back in there like no we remember why we kick you out. In the first place. They keep getting rid of them yeah kind of like did he play the Bass who Buckingham Lindsey No. He was catalysed Christine mcvie who played the bill John mcvie play the bass play this game with him. I'm not a game so we had people in wants to know John. mcvie was the baseball wants to know these Google Rosh plays the base. I know I know He. He's okay musician who knows shockingly little about music done. That's pretty good. That's pretty good. I'm pretty sure if you pulled people who they don't know who the hell Lindsey Buckingham. Is You know Lindsey Buckingham Miss Damn really ill and I'm GONNA put that up right now at CAM brothers. Do you know who Lindsey Buckingham is. We'll just see no other contexts. I'm just GONNA ask you. Does that a pole yes. Oh what did we do polls it does his count is my pole. Oh Yeah I kind of started it with your lack of institutional wisdom about me. Whenever a poll happens on the show you know who it's made possible by Buffalo Wild Wings? It's called happy hour for a reason gets. A buffalo wild wings now for three to five dollar all day deals so when so what are y'all waiting for here again happy at Buffalo Wild Wings National Chicken Wing Day or week right those two yes you can gay so what you guys what are we. We're having discussion in a break. It is National Chicken Wing Day flats or February trump. Did you guys go to flats. I think the flats are better meet. The problem is they're more work like you see I like to do that. I like to pull it apart then I eat it but you got. That's my point. It's just. You have to be patient. You got to want it. If you're going to go cry drum that's or easier 'cause like crab legs. I kind of crab legs require like apparatus and stuff like crab legs are legit hard work so we post the amazing video of when keyshawn literally took wings Outta my Eoghan Buffalo Wild Wings Wings in and he was in the corner eating them thinking. We didn't see it was an amazing moment. Why did he not want people to see it? Oh I didn't realize we're running video but he just grabbed him out of my hands like vulture. That's really bad the think about the little drummer that's is that really easy under Cook Yeah you're right and that's an angel you need well cooked wing and you need to Cook Wings little flats you you can fry those things up and you know you're safe. You might die if you eat their own drumet- wrought chicken or under-cooked chicken that is not something to play with ever like there's a place downtown whose name Sean I mentioned but they undercooked there. One time and I went off. That's horrible. You do not want to bite and see blood right gushing out. Oh whoa like that undercooked actually like blood coming out he was like I was like <hes> No. There's apparently I haven't seen it yet but I saw twitter chatter about it. There's some video C._E._O.. Of Chicken that I was undercooked and it was suspected that it's moving by itself. I think it was a trick. You think it was a trick I think so. Are you going to keep moving the Michael morning a chicken. I know but it squeaking okay I apologize. I didn't realize that was picking up. I mean and you didn't hear it. <HES> NO I did not ask that's good knowledge any well I will. I will keep it where it is another Mike. I I just like a performer. I move it with me like I tend to move around a lot in a seat so I moved the mic before me. I am performing artist. Yes I art Chris. This is all part of my process Chris moving around the microphones part of my process which dodgers Andy <hes> they took some switch yeah it is aggressive took two out of three against the nationals over the weekend lost eleven to four a tough day for Walker bueller tough day for Jock Peterson at first base and experiment that I think everybody would like to see and most of all Jack Petersen himself. He is taking one for the team in this instance <hes> with Max Muncie having to play second and now you've got Keith Hernandez and Chris Taylor both on the I l. for an undetermined amount of time <hes> Kiki Hernandez the the hand injury that he's dealing with dodger being very cagey about what exactly is going on. He's now going to be there. The dodgers made a trade trade by the way bringing in Kristopher Negron <hes> way what Kristopher Negron <hes> to help Schlab Middle Infield <hes> but for the time being though I don't picture him as a starter could end up wrong so I think you're gonNA end up with this kind of makes <hes> makeshift infield going on whereas chase utley doing retire you still retirement is he. Just hanging out is he available is he still in the city. I mean these are the luxuries that you have ultimately when you've got a fourteen one and a half game lead in your division like you feel comfortable doing something like taking a guy like Josh Peterson and playing him way way out of position. I don't think they feel comfortable. I think to your point they're doing what they need to do to patched work things that can get somebody in there but this is where we talk about what we fear when it comes to baseball just in general and my biggest fear he does actually isn't the Infield and it's not the outfield is actually are pitching. Even though are pitching has been obviously received very very good when you think about the names that are attached to some of these great numbers we see there's something that's a reoccurring theme injuries and the fact that we haven't necessarily had that yet worries me if he hasn't already had it and now we're past it then I would feel better Berea Kershaw Hill Hill. He's guys all these deal I mean Kenley Jansen is heavy jess weird issues with his heart and the timing of when these injuries can occur no one has any control over so while you're not happy to have jock Petersen plane I because these quite frankly is not very good at he's not that Nimble and Blah Blah Blah is fine. It's not his fault. What worries me more is the fact that we haven't had that book hit yet and I'm afraid I'm more prone to think is coming hasn't gotten here yet then? We're GONNA avoid it for the rest of our I mean but this is ultimately why you know at first glance. The dodgers being linked. Noah syndergaard wouldn't make accents. You're looking at their starting rotation talking about maybe bringing in a fourth starter. Why would you be that concerned about bringing syndergaard a it's about making sure didn't go somewhere else but be it's the idea of there is potential for Gylfi in that starting rotation? Yes I mean richhill is always one blister away from being unavailable for a month. Kershaw has had these back issues that are not going to be going away. You know really as great as he's been. This year has a long long. Well documented history syndergaard syndergaard just makes it so you're never without an option and then you get into that seventh or eighth inning and the dodgers need to make sure that they're not relying on guys either that make them nervous or just the idea that okay the bullpens always a bit of a crap shoot. You just go out and get a guy. Just go out and get a guy that you can plug in seventh or eighth inning. You need to go out and get the best guy yeah like and I recognize that usually seventh eighth inning guys aren't where you WanNa spend your capital but this is is as good a year as the dodgers are going to have to win a world series and there are only so many times you can keep going back expecting the win not do it and then go back again and think you can do it two seasons ago Andy when we made the TRAE for Darvish at the deadline it was patchwork in my opinion. The Best Guy was ver- lander. We went out to something that was cheaper and it didn't pay off last year. We didn't go out to something that's necessarily cheaper. He just impact on the postseason where we had hoped we thought he was going to be the hot bet we needed to put fear in opposing pitchers. He ended up cooling off and that's the reason why we made an offer but not really like you know. We'll see you later this go round. No one's GONNA fault. The dodgers offers for going all in on trying to get the best reliever. No is going to the dodgers going all in and trying to bring in for now. I can tell you right now like if you're a dodger fan and I know the dodgers are really good at evaluating the prospects and if they feel high on these guys it's likely.

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"Morning it is time to get up after Superbowl Patrick Mahomes at the center of it all. What would win mean for him on and off the field plus sneaking huge story out of New England why it might really mean the end of Tom Brady era with the Patriots? And then how about another aging stoff. Aw One of his teammates is here to tell you what happens next for New Orleans all that and more as we come to you live from the beach. It's time to get up on. ESPN starting doing right now. And WE WELCOME YOU TO MIAMI Warren five days in that building it will be super bowl. Fifty four the niners and the chiefs. That's rebel they'll play. This is where we're spending our week live on Miami beach right off the same and I can't decide if that is the bobby carpenter. Take it away. They are here to watch to get up and we are delighted to bring this show here. This is the second super bowl for which are show has been on the air. It's the first. It's time that we have come and we are just thrilled to be here. I will mention that. We're events of course last night pertaining to Kobe Bryant and we will cover those for you across the day today but we're here to cover for the football game and that's where we will begin super bowl. Fifty four is five days away the chiefs and the forty niners in twenty four year. Old Patrick mahomes hopes to bring Kansas City. It's first super bowl in fifty years. And if he does win he will become the youngest player in NFL history with an MVP and a super bowl ring to do it. They'll have to solve a forty niner. Underpass defense that allowed a legal one hundred sixty nine yards per game in the regular season. They've also allowed the fewest completions on deep balls. This year on our analytics give the achieve say sixty five percent chance to win. Favoring them by five it would be their second super bowl title. The forty niners are looking for their six and it really is a classic match matchup of good against good or maybe in this case. Great Against Great Patrick Mahomes and the most dynamic offense in the sport against the San Francisco Defense that is sensational so RC. She just as big picture as we can that match mahomes versus this day. It's the perfect match right. You had this defense that has shown all year that they're the best defense in the League and if you look get the teams you would say to yourself the San Francisco Forty niners or more complete. They have been better than a tie year. And you'd still pick the Kansas City chiefs because they have Patrick Mahomes. It's like nothing we have ever seen and I remember marching to the Super Bowl two thousand ten and eleven and we had the number one defense in the NFL. But we were playing against a man named Aaron in Rogers and in Tool Patrick mahomes he was the best I ever seen so when this game start in his defense gets going. You're never going to be comfortable. If you're the San Francisco forty forty niners because fifteen is pulling the trigger on this so marcus that really is the thing because forever. The adage was great defenses. Win Championships is mahomes like Rogers. Here's and maybe a Tom Brady. And others is the exception. To that rule he is the exception. GM look if it was if he was slightly not as good as he is. This would be a different conversation. But the fact that he's playing at a level that we haven't seen in this league in a long time and going back to what he was talking about against air rods and Green Bay. That's and that was the greatest conversation that we were starting to get into. Here's the point for me though when you look at what Patrick Mahomes has been able to do minus throwing the football because that's what we lauded it for so long last year when he was making crazy throes and no look passes now feed is involve. And that's my issue when I look at this game as a defensive player especially playing defensive line as long as I did it. NFL It is devastating when a guy can throw going left and right and can take off and scamper for twenty or thirty yards. And now he's getting to that part of a physical where he's not shying away from contact and I don't know if they're smart for him and his value going forward but at this point in time when you look at homes and you try to find a hole in his game there are no he is their leading rusher mahomes in each of their two playoff wins leading into this. Do you expect that to be a big factor. On Sunday is absolutely a big factor in since he's come back from the dislocated dislocated knee. It's been his willingness to run the football. He was always a scramble to pass type of Guy. And that's going to be huge when you're playing against the defense that likes to rush four and dropped seven so they're going to be some holes once you get outside of the pocket. This is going to be the game where we find out if Patrick Mahomes puts himself among some of the best that have ever played. Played this game by beating. Defense that has dominated quarterbacks all season. Yeah there's the difference between greatest and best. He can't be in the greatest conversation yet. He's only been a starter for two seasons but if he does do this against this legendary defense marcus the conversations on Monday. We'll be interesting no question. And they'll be part of him being one of the greatest ever. Yeah when you look at Whoa wait wait. So what you're saying is what you're saying is we're going to change the parameters that have always been around for greatest ever which is winning multiple pool championships. The reason Joe Montana was the greatest thing because the championship. Even though everybody knew Dan Marino was a better quarterback so out the gate. I'll I show here. You're saying Patrick Metric Mahomes wins. He's in the greatest ever conversation. It's about how you wins. And yes he is in the conversation if he wins this look we've lauded the forty niners deepens. Our I think about it. This dude was in the AFC championship last year. He was the MVP of the league last year. What's the common denominator between the Kansas City chiefs? Making the playoff run go. Super Bowl is PAT mahomes. When he was out we we left the team for? We started talking about the more Jackson and Russell Wilson in the MVP conversation. This do it what he's done since they want to film playing is in the conversation if he goes dominating the Super Bowl two years up to three come like maybe say listen Bro. I'm very early. Three three only started one game his first. Okay as you can see. We are in mid week form because it's appropriate that we started here on a Wednesday we have a cast of thousands but at least dozens down on here. Laura who do you have over there. Yeah exactly we got Dominic Foxworth of course shefty over here as well and Dan Orlovsky and we're going to continue to talk about Patrick Mahomes and so much Chavez about his contract and how much he could get paid of course all eyes on that in the future contract situation now drawing additional attention. Because he's still on his rookie deal but chief. Co Clark Hunt. Is it no rush to offer an extension to his star quarterback. Now here's what hunt stead. He's quote there will be a the right time sometime in the next twelve to fifteen months to extend Patrick and when I say right time I mean right time for both the player and the club. I don't WanNa stay necessarily it has to be this offseason but I will say that. It's a priority to get him done. Now Look it you can look at these things so many different ways and at first shefty. The whole point is that he's going to be playing in the Super Bowl. That's what the attention is all about. But if we do look for what is important to know about the contract situation for Patrick Mahomes. And they're willing to pay him well. There are a few things here number one. He's not going anywhere he's it's GonNa be a chief and he's GonNa be a chief indefinitely so that's the first thing. Secondly I think that the chiefs best interest to get it done before. The new collective bargaining agreement kicks in because because the money is going to go way up once that happens. The TV money is going to inflate player. Deals and Patrick Mahomes is going to be and should be the highest paid player in football. The cheese could do the deal in March. They can do it next March whenever they do it. Patrick Mahomes is going to be the highest paid player in football. And so if you're a player you want to do it sooner around later but at the same time. It doesn't to wait because it might be even more money but in the end he's not going anywhere doesn't really matter. I mean especially coming off the super like if if he wins. He's going to be one of the best defenses in the league with the Hall of Fame quarterback and Richard Sherman. So he's going to have the ultimate leverage. I have a question for you because 'cause you know a lot more. Is there the opportunity for them to potentially rewrite parts of the a because of this contract like can he tie some of his contract. Act percentage salary wise to the overall salary cap as part of like the Va.. That would not be done in the new. CBA that will be done in his contract. You can make a claim if Patrick mahomes that you can come up with creative clauses and there's nothing that hinders donors for going because of the salary cap. We're going to pay you X.. But we're going to create different print form of income. I think that'd be. It's smart for them. To or for Patent Mahomes the hit representation to tie his salary to a percentage or have a clause in there that says something like I have to be amongst the top three paid because that will protect them from the big leap that was going to happen when new. CBA inside but what I was thinking about is like what you're saying. There are plenty of rules in there to keep you from doing stuff outside lied of contract. That Patrick Mahomes did like Dirk. Nowitzki dating started a production company that the chiefs can invest in that. I be thinking ways to do other things that you could find ways to get money into Patrick. mahomes pocket that he deserved to be outside of this and they they have been thinking about this deal both sides for months even years now because again you heard bread featured each the chiefs general managers. Say the Patrick Mahomes is the greatest player not the NFL today that he's ever seen ever seen so if the greatest player that the chiefs GM has ever seen Windsor Super Bowl. Now at the as you might as well just give them a blank check and say Patrick you fill in the numbers that you think affair. Because he's going to be worth every penny they give him okay blank check or not and and look that makes sense to me but some people have said dinner lofty. Maybe Patrick Mahomes could benefit long-term by taking pay cuts like receipts talk about stupid. Listen I. It's not it's not something that I agree is out there so in your mind. Is that even a possibility less. Consider because our Tom Brady because other players can of course get paid more. The salary cap has gone up like fifty percent unless four or five years. The money is going to continue to grow the. NFL is as popular or more or popular than it's ever been so the opportunity for guys to make their money is going to continue to grow. I don't think that the chiefs can go the traditional route and okay. Okay the next this Matt Ryan contract or Kirk cousins guaranteed money. We're just GONNA get better than that. They're going to have to get super creative because it's going to shatter anything. The thing that anyone has has made at that position exports put in a closet says fifteen percent salary. Cap Is congested salary. Figure plenty more to come from these guys throughout our show and by the away. Patrick Mahomes if he wins the superbowl would be the first quarterback to win the Super Bowl and the MVP under the age of twenty five. Now get in the meantime while we are obviously here to cover the super bowl the world of sports and well beyond has spent so much of this week mourning the death of one of the great figures in the history of international sports. That's Kobe Bryant. And there was a lot last night from that as well and we want to cover that for you here this morning as well. Two days after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant The Philadelphia the seventy sixers paid tribute to the Star Guard. That once called that city home both the sixers and warriors wore his eight and twenty four. NBA numbers and pre-game moment of silence while his lower Marianne Highschool number of thirty three was spotlighted on the floor and the philly crowd was able to witness Kobe's last introduction into the arena. One more time six card from Lower Merion high school where he won the title Nineteen Ninety six twenty four phone. Joel embiid war. Kobe's number twenty twenty four during the game as both sixers and warriors paid tribute with the eight second and twenty four second violations in his memory and embiid was among many to reflect Dan the impact. Kobe had on his life. You know my story Started playing a game and when I did you know back in two thousand ten eh watching the finals you know that was the turning point on my life. You know watching Kobe Ij after watching. I just wanted to be like him. I just wanted to play basketball. I don't thank you for you. Know Down Moment I don't think I would have been here on impact that he had on all of us as is hard to to keep goal right now but as has a basketball community as the world is as a whole. I know we're all just morning and sticking together and when it comes to this Kobe Bryant which is just a joy to be around those pushes you display every emotion around you know as a competitor you hate Clinton yes and you know as somebody admire him you just love being in his presence he was. This is saying as as a young hooper. He met the words. Lebron James made his first public appearance since Kobe's death yesterday yesterday arriving to watch his son Sierra Canyon team he cheered from the sideline as both teams honored cope with the eight and twenty four second violations earlier in the day Lebron. His teammates needs gathered for the first time Ramona Shelburne has the latest on what transpired there. The Lakers hadn't been together since Sunday afternoon. When they found out on the team plane home from Philadelphia that Kobe Bryant his daughter? Jonah and seven others have been killed in a helicopter Sunday and Monday. Hard to know what to do with yourself but by Tuesday they knew they needed to be together. I on the court for a practice and later at a lunch for the organization anyone was invited to share stories of Kobe. Bryant to grieve together people who are at this lunch said Lebron James gave an incredibly moving speech Lebron Code. We haven't had an especially close relationship over the years but they've gotten so much closer this year and it started when Kobe. Bryant came to a Lakers game with his daughter Jonah. At the end of this lunch everybody raised a glass and toasted Kobe Bryant. So Jalen is with us as well here. And obviously we're all doing our best to navigate this line between what's happened outside which is so much greater than anything. Anything could happen here. Jalen as you watch the way the NBA has reacted the last day or two. When the way the Lakers are working towards their first came on Friday? What thoughts do you have? I'm really proud of the league. He really moved at the fact that each individual has found their way to make sure they pay homage to an all time great individual. That just happened to be. He wanted greatest basketball players that we've seen and it's a tribute that Kobe while he was a five time champion. He's this errors Michael Jordan so many young people you saw Joel embiid had to say about him. idolized him. Kevin Durant talked about it feared him as a player and as a competitor editor at all of the cliches that we use in sports actually applied to him when we talk about the hardest working the most disciplined killer instinct thing all of these things that we talk about. Kobe Bryant embody so four elite could to continue to embrace one of their all time greats. H You saw Sierra Canyon. Twenty four second violation eight second. Violation is for a player. That's the only one to have to Jersey's retire the same team and I want to also give all of our guys a chance to comment on this today. You've seen them with us all year long. I feel like hopefully we all know each other here her well enough that you want to hear the pain. The first text I got on Sunday was from Ryan Clark and so you've told me many times. He was your idol. He was your hero and I just wanted to let you share share whatever thoughts you have for the last twenty four years. I've been in arguments about Kobe. Bryant and most of those arguments was because I wanted people to love him like like I love them. I wanted them to see what I saw. And you know when you're sixteen and you see this do that seventeen. And he's going straight to the league you feel like you relate with them and then he goes goes through these things of of of embarrassment and imperfections publicly and then to watch him build himself not only as a player but more so as a man a and and the one thing that Jalen said about everybody paying homage. That's been the greatest thing for me because I've been crying every time I watched it for people to look at him and see see what he has become. Since basketball ended the type of father he was the type of man he become the way that he showed love so younger players. I thought it was amazing. I have I have dealt with death differently than other people. I've had Dr till we don't know if you're gonNa make the doctor told me if you don't call me on if you didn't call me me on Friday you wouldn't have seen today. Today was Tuesday. This has hit home more to me from a death perspective. Because that's Koby right. That's he jumped over cars and if he could lose his life doing what we do that every day you know what I mean like you. You take my daughter to volleyball every single day. And that's all he was doing. And when I think about Jonah and I think about him him and I see the pictures right. Those two were inseparable inseparable. And I don't know if something happens to Kobe if there's a way that you can keep her or help her continue moving. I don't know if something happens to G G. There's a way you could console Kobe Bryant and so what makes me get up. What makes me smile about? His highlights is that they were together. And I look at my babies man and do you think about like you do everything for that you know and for him to get an opportunity to to to be done with basketball and get. It's a share those moments for her to know that her dad who to me was was the greatest to ever do it that that was her daddy you know and and he and she was everywhere where Whittam she met everybody in for forty one years I felt like everything he had a passion for. He put everything in it. And when you don't waste seconds seconds even though it's early it's not as tragic right. There was any. There wasn't stuff that he was supposed to be doing that. He didn't do the right way. And so so for me as sad as I am and I take you as sad as I am. I'm so happy that people are treating this the way that it should be treated and approaching it in a way where they're sharing stories about a man that I've always felt a certain way about that shows that the world felt the same way to the basketball ballpoint didn't matter to me guys. It was the fatherhood that that that struck me thinking about being in those positions Kinda harkening back to around the Sam but for me. Ah I look at this. You know me everybody here knows me. I'm I'm a real either this or that type of guy for me that they net brought it home for me and I had a bunch of conversations eh forty-one he lived a full life and I think that's the thing that is going to not only sustain us in the sports community but it's sustain us in the family like we get caught up in forty one years and his life was cut short. You better hope by the time you eighty you've done as much as Kobe. Bryant has done you better hope that you took that same approach Wjr in the things that that you want to do and you want to go after and I think that's the respect regardless of if you were a Kobe Fan and not the respect comes from the fact that when you you look at Kobe Bryant at forty one years old you say this do live a full life. He live what we all talk about like. We all have goals and and dreams and we WANNA do these like a grammy or are you kidding me like after the after finishing after finishing basketball you talk about being. MVP going went after MJ and making all of these plays on the court but the thing that struck the the emotional part was this. And I tweeted this out the number one job as far is the protect. Our kids like that's the thing that hurt about this whole situation. And I know he's gone and G G is going Vanessa. And the other three girls have they continue on the Dina. Hurt me and think about it every day and that's where ran is emotional about Jalen outdoors. Play volleyball. We saw each other at a tournament. The number one job job as a father. You want to take your kids and you just hold onto the fact they were together but at forty one I beg. Kobe was say. Don't feel sorry for me. Just make sure you go. After and one of the beauties of Kobe legacy is actually overcome. A turbulent people forget the fact that early in his career against against Utah he shot three or four airballs at the end of the gals. There and I knew he was going to be back now right and this was the same player that wasn't a starter. Oh his own team but yet a starter in the All Star game we will not we will be able to talk about this much more as the morning continues again and as we split our time between remembering Kobe Bryant and looking ahead to this football game including other stories around the league. Tom Brady those who want him back in. 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We are back on. Get up and we are brought to you by curate. Alright America strong rob. Your Monday is coming up the day. After the big game over fourteen million people will call in sick that day but not us not if we get back up and tackle the day with a strong brew coffee not made by the curate. Keijo plus brewer. And we're going to get back to seek him time dinner lost. He thinks he's got this one. which is the last team to beat? Patrick Mahomes by more than seven points in a game. Shefty you get the first crack at it. What do you think I'm GonNa say that he's never lost in the NFL? By more than seven. They might have no. I'm going to go back to his college days. See Oklahoma. Hey don't try ran shefty. You are correct in college it is. I was state. They got what it was. I was stated season. Sorry him though was really excited John. He didn't get it right. It came close so good guests dwell done all right. Let's play a little game of if then Ryan Clark I start with you if Richard Sherman gets left alone alone on tyreek Hill a couple of times then a couple of times. He's going to make it work. Richard Sherman understands English. He understands how to play the defense and the ways that he'll be attacked act he will know. Okay maybe not press this this situation because it'll get checked to know. This isn't something you WanNa go to time and time again from Amanda Man standpoint but I so Richard Sherman understanding the way that he studied the way he approaches the game. He will be fine. If left on Tyreek Hill. A couple of I hear your Bobby Carpenter. You're next if Jimmy G. You have to throw thirty or more passes then you say passes. Thirty runs. Hassett thirties the number. But we're looking more at the run situation. Relation of this twenty-five passes to me is the ceiling for him and they want to make sure that they're running the ball early in the game. I like how they opened up against the Vikings set the tempo a little bit with that that and then you started input passable on your own terms. If you're for San Francisco don't be getting into situation a chase game. That's bad news for the forty niners author author Dominique. I turn to you if Kyle Shanahan gets out to a big lead in the super bowl has he wants had against the New England patriots. Then he is going to hand that fall off and they're gonNA run run. Run run packing good enough to force them back into passing the ball but not stupid. He's been around football his whole life. He made some mistakes and I think he would admit admits that he made some poor decisions and that people without cans way allowed the the New England patriots come back but he's not stupid. He's not going to have that situation come again. We saw throughout this playoffs. He's not throwing throwing the ball and let's see has to assume that is they may not believe in Jimmy d but I think more than that. It shows that he knows that running the ball with the lead is how you put the game away. Essentially we can then spend that same scenario to the other side because the Kansas City chiefs have lived from behind in these playoffs. As we've seen they have trailed by double digits in in one case against Houston far more than just that in this postseason. Come back so I'll start with you at the chiefs. Go down ten or more against the forty nine of the first half this time. Are they in trouble. They are not in trouble trouble. Listen when you have a guy like Patrick. MAHOMES and Andy Reid. They actually have you right where they want shootout Andy. Reid doesn't want to be ballots. He wants to say you know what Patrick Mahomes this in your hands and we are going to move this ball down the field and score. Here's what's more important about that. Don't focus on the San Francisco Forty niners defense if they get up ten focused on couch and hand and that offense because though I heard dominique say run run run. They're going to have to score when you look at these comebacks as much as the Kansas. CPT's were moving the ball and going touchdowns the other teams were not. You have to continue to put points on the board. When you're up on the Kansas City chiefs Georgia became like a like a stone rolling downhill or something like that? In both of those circumstances in the forty niners what have you try and stop that the forty niners would have to try to stop. And here's the problem with that greeny. The Kansas City chiefs offense kinship. Feel like you may have and bottled up its drip drip drip boom firehose to the face score. Twenty one points in the last three minutes. It's an offense that there's explosive weapons field. Everybody always says it's Cliche but these guys literally can take it the distance every time avenue through defensive coordinator our he'll get the ball. You're holding your breath. You Watch Pat Mahomes break contain. You're holding your breath once again. The one thing I'll say though Dominique as much as we respect mahomes TMZ the forty niners have a genuinely great defense. They have a genuinely great pass. Rush if they can just tee off and the chiefs become one dimensional at some point. That has to become a problem. Andy Reid He's been coaching football a long time. It's not the first time he's gone up against this impassioned mahomes and play against other good defensive lines. I think they'll find a way to make plays net situation. It won't be easy but they will find a way to to fourteen early Ryan about them running I think they can do. They can run instill score. That's what they want if they get in a position where they're dropped back if they are running run run play action not make a big play. They're fine but they're just dropping back and trying to make big plays they're in trouble because realistically and let's try. Put something of a number on it. You're not going to be Kansas City with twenty four points absolutely not. I don't know what the number is some twenty seven thirty thirty four somewhere in that area. Is what you will have to score to beat them. I mean we jokingly say fifty. It almost doesn't even sound like a joke right. But if you look at super bowls in the past like they're typically not as high scoring lead you to believe especially with these coaches in their history. I think they'll be a little bit cautious starting out. I don't think they're going to be holy reckless trying the title. It's thirty one to me. I think probably could get it done. I think I think you're cautious if your couch Shanahan last week Two weeks ago against the packers which you were rushing for eight yards of pop and when you have Patrick Mahomes you can call the place that might be and then it turns into a bomb it so I think he's GonNa be fireworks right from the beginning and I can't wait to see this match that's a classic matchup it is. It is as good as you can get from a great offense versus great defense standpoint. Meanwhile there's a bunch of news around the League or take it from there let's do it. Let's run the hurry through some of that. NFL News and notes with Adam. Schefter forty niners running back. Kevin Coleman seems to be the only major injury concern heading into the Super Bowl. What's the latest on his show yesterday that he's moving in the right direction with a dislocated shoulder had the game and last week? I don't think he would have played. He's got a chance to play this week. We'll continue to modern to see if he can get back out there and if he can't they've got they've got rid of the got Jeff Wilson. They've got a stable of running back in San Francisco for the Houston Texans. They made it officiates. They may bill. O'Brien one of the most most powerful men in the NFL bestowing upon him the title of General Manager in addition to head coach. So when you got the head coach and the GM towels you are a man in charge. They else promoted Jack Easterby to executive vice president of football operations. This really is the way. The organization has run throughout the last year since they moved. Dump from Brian gained. WHO's now buffalo? Bill O'Brien has dual titles and Roger. Goodell will hold a state of the Union today where he'll be peppered with questions about the state of the League. Think the biggest topic that will come up. We'll be where the league is at with the NFL PA in terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. And what the chances are that. They'll be a regular dealers season with seventeen games. That's what the owners watch. The League wants players not as warm about that and I think this far along. I don't think it's as far as long as people think. Meanwhile some sneaky big news shefty. The Patriots announced that offensive line coach Dante Star Nekia is retiring scar. Nekia was the NFL's longest tenured coach with one team. Having spent thirty four of his thirty six years in the league with the Patriots. How big a deal is his retirement? One of the greatest assistant coaches not offensive line coach is one of the greatest assistant coaches in. NFL history and when he was in retirement in recent seasons for one year that was one of the Patriots struggled to control controlled pass rusher. The DENVER broncos without doubt they score Nekia that is a major blow to the Patriots run game. It's a major blow to the protection of the quarterback and we'll say it again we don't. Oh No. Who's going to be playing quarterback and when Tom Brady goes through his checklist of items about New England? I don't Dot Cornucopia is in the top ten but I do think it's on the list because the offense is not as good without this Nekia. This loss of Dante's CARNAC is just as big as the loss of Rob Rob Rob Gronkowski last season. Because of the impact. That shefty's if these talking about when we reference that Broncos game it's not like they went out and said we gotta get better players. We gotta go fix something they went and said we have to get Dante scar. Nekia back because because he's that good of a coach. The loss of Rob Gronkowski really hurt his football team and it was impactful. The loss of Dante Scar Nekia is just as big the loss of the hall of fame because of everything he gets tied together because he gets all five of those guys to understand what how how every play is so different how to get them tied to performing performing their very best. How the under skits those guys understand their job is to keep the quarterback upright at all costs and so this loss is massive into shefty's point it's going to? It's going to factor into Tom. Brady's decision I cannot do some before so good to see you. And she got her last season. Oh careful support all year long. You actually met your bike up during the handle dominic good point I think we heart we cover. College is just like Brent Venables Clemson. WHO's the next guy that can pass the message of the head coach as well as the head coach can and you need that continuity within thin organization or a team? And that's what you're talking about with. Don't taste Nikki. I saw Damien Woody send a tribute to him so not only did he was he a great coach impacted players and that's one of the biggest we get jobs. I think coach has try to replace him from a football standpoint. There are smart guys out there. They're guys they can. They can get this thing done but when you start talking about continuity chameleon face a guy that you know what you're going to get every day that's what players respect. That'll be the artist not sure if everyone saw this Joe Montana told. NFL media earlier this week. That if he would would give advice to Tom Brady he would tell them quote. Don't leave if you don't have to bear in mind. Montana left San Francisco to go to Kansas City. Both teams in this game. Where if any where do we stand? As far as Brady's decision is concerned as we move closer to a time this thing is has got to be no longer than six weeks away from a decision being made I would just say this. It's interesting because if you go look right now right at at what's happened here in the last couple months you've heard drew brees out and say I'm only gonNA play in New Orleans or or I'm not gonNA play it all right. Do you hear that message from Tom. Brady bill certainly not you here. I'm open minded. You hear the League is waiting to take aim at Tom Brady. I think they're going to be a lot of suitors Tom Brady and so it's just building and building and building and I think it's lead to a point where again Robert Kraft is GonNa have for saying this and he's going to try to persuade. Tom Brady to stay in New England but that is not going to be a simple goal to aqap. Here's my thing. I said this a couple of weeks ago. There's more for him him. There's more kind of variables or evidence for him not to go back to New England. Then there is to go back to New England I said what do what is new. England do between now in in the middle of March to prove to. Tom Brady. That last year will not repeat itself and now in another domino falls with S- Karnicki. Leaving I don't think there's any chance now that Tom Brady. It goes back to your say what they're gonNA do between now in the middle of March and guess what he's not waiting. They're not waiting to get an answer from Tom. They're gonNA have to know before they're going to go into free regency and Tom Brady say well. I'M GONNA go tour and they're going to wait on his decision and then figure out what they're doing a quarterback on March twentieth. Now that was rob. Gronkowski lasts renounced decision after free agency and they never got tied into a spot. And it's going to be interesting to see how all that ends up playing out. Of course we'll continue to talk about Tom. Brady and the Super Bowl here in Miami Johny but tune into this. Our next thirty for thirty film is titled Vic and there's so much to this story it takes two parts part one premiers tomorrow at nine eastern six Pacific on. ESPN the end and the APP. The film looks back at each chapter of Michael Vick's ally from his incredible rise. Shocking fall and polarizing return. We're back on. Get up from Miami. The saints have a big decision to make in the next couple of weeks. Should they bring back forty one year old drew brees last someone who's directly impacted. How they should handle wake up returns? Here's the thing saving money with. GEICO is almost almost better than playing pickup basketball. Because there's always that guy who joins your game. He never passes the rock. He constantly bricks threes. And and. Who completely hack you? And then put his hands up and say no foul no foul with GEICO. It's easy to switch and save on car insurance. No need to fake. An ankle sprain because you're absolutely exhausted so switch and save with GYCO. It's almost better than sports player. Anything you would ask defensive. It's a lively yet from behind. He's GonNa come down again. It's Kim Jordan yet again. Just feel de the vast rush these tabs player takes over when you need it the most Jordan. At a terrific year the season recorded a career-high fifteen and a half sacks made the pro bowl for the third straight year over the past. Three seasons isn't only Chandler Jones and Aaron Donald have more sex than our first guest from Super Bowl Week. We are delighted to welcome Cam Jordan to our set here from the New Orleans Saints. Have you big fella may I like the stats sheet. Though I liked that. We're GONNA go but you're right to work. There's a lot of different things we want to talk to you about it. And let's start by talking about the San Francisco offense as we have talked about the forty niners leading into the Super Bowl. The game we have continuously pointed to where Jimmy Garoppolo really did play quite well when they needed him to was against your defense. How would you describe the challenges of Jimmy in particular and that offense Um you know? He did things that we weren't. We weren't aware of at the time uh-huh nobody says Ou. Jimmy's defense up until he played us and it was like. Hey He has potato defenses up you look at what he has an office. You look at Kiddo. You look at the the whole running back corps. You're talking about Deborah Coleman Girls. I still don't know how to say his name. I'll say stair steps. I've been doing that for too long. That fruit the situation You talk about what they have everything they bring in a major sanders and they distant. He's created They have a lot of weapons and he talked about. Of course kiddle can be the driving driving force of that offense well for me. I'm from New Orleans and so I understand how people feel about drew brees. I'm getting away from the Super Bowl. But you have three quarterbacks and all of those guys have an opportunity to leave or or stain decide what they want to do. Because you I'm sorry implying drew's ever gonNA leave Newark. I'm asking. I'm not saying leaving but he came to retire. That is the thing because you so so. So where do you think this situation will end up in. Do you believe that drew brees the quarterback back of the New Orleans Saints next year. Not Not what your heart right which your mind. I know mind that we always have opportunity. Go well deep deep into the playoffs with drew brees at the helm I know in my mind. We also have teddy bridgewater. WHO's able to come in and insert himself in our offense and win five games? Go five or no. I know that with our team and our framework that we have built we have a model that has always. Had you breeze at home. I not going to discuss any modern without juries at home until I yes. It's all good to me. That's all you need to know how to win. Back drew as the man she did come. Let's go back to the Super Bowl because this is one of the most important so so the ability ability to communicate which a defensive linemates. I'm I'm not worried about the the bag. Seven four guys up front. What has been the conversation about pets? Mahomes it's not only by players in the league. That's watching them do this. And then how would you prepare for pet mahomes. I mean from what I've seen because I've yet to to go against the right now. You talked about what he's able to do on the field. Apparently make complete passes with Lonzo. No look toss to Travis. Kelsey see he creates a problem not only with the way he competes at you know the mindset that he takes to the game because they see clear day in day out that he wants to win. He's got that ultimate competitive editor Dr in them but he also has the arm to back it up and he has the talent in terms of receive records to to really make make dinner and you can also leave the pocket. He had afraid free to run it out. Yeah I hate to bring this up but I we have to. Your Saints have had tough playoff exits. These last three seasons on the final play. These games do. Do you feel like you're team should have been in the super bowl over these last three years. You Want my heart our later. Now yes sir that on a play before you I mean we talk about the three the last three years you talk about three years ago. We lose to the Minnesota Vikings on the last play of the game two years. Go you know you lose after helmet-to-helmet hit on Tommy Lee which could Vince still in office? I mean either way you know. There's two calls referenda mainly see. That's a critical human error this year. We knew you can never be close enough So this this year happens and you already know like we have no excuse to say we didn't know that You know the referee to go against us. We knew this we we have no excuse to say. Hey there wasn't a play a time and place of this game where we could've took over and never looked back. We had a couple of opportunities that we didn't capitalize upon. And it's why I'm sitting here and not preparing for this this weekend. Well maybe one more run back at it with a team that has shown a great resilience if nothing else in the meantime meantime on an entirely different subject you were playing in the pro bowl on Sunday and that was at the moment that the news about Kobe Bryant was spreading and I saw that they were tributes tend the fields and I I would just be curious to know if I may what that experience was like and what it was like being on the field knowing that was going on and the emotions that I'm sure all all of the players in that game. We're feeling right. I mean growing up you these say the greatest basketball player of all time would not Kobe. You know I didn't you'd you'd say it was Michael Jordan but I don't count argue that I wasn't there for two three hours there for four or five and I was there for the wizards Jordan. Get Get prime-time Bulls Jordan. My the greatest person that I ever got to got to see growing up was Kobe Bryant and you go from eight to twenty four and you see everything that he's done and as a suns fan. I just watched him destroy really muscle is no matter how good we got. You know whether we had Steve Nash. Stoudamire Jason Richardson Leandro Barbosa. We had squad and he got destroyed. And what the Western Dot Com conference finals. Now is our only chance to win so you watch them year in year out. Destroy everything about it and it's still want more you talk about. What Koby means to the entire tire? Sports realm is that perseverance level of never stopping never competing are never stopped competing and always striving for beyond excellence. There was a Kobe mentality for a reason. It was a koby be standard. Like you. Don't say you don't walk into rooms like hey I gotta Cam Jordan Standard. The whole world doesn't know that my guys that know that are around me know that his work ethic has his relentlessness. This of perfection just streamed so beyond. What is Kobe? Bryant Kobe Bryant you'd think about the icon that always worked hard. Took a helicopter into work early and you know was always there before everybody being there. It's crazy to say you know. A helicopter goes down the way it does. Because that's like everybody knows his regiment So we talked about that and then of course you know everything that he's he's ever going to mean to athletes. That's weird just saying that we were you know. Oh five minutes away from taking the tunnel to be announced to being it'd be having one hundred to be in a pro bowl to have having been like we're talking about the the whole locker was going up we've got you know no music playing. We've got lights flicker and we talk about. NFC about to take over the pro bowl and everybody catches the ticker from you know and then then it catches like fire. You're just sitting there like no. TMZ that is so could not be real and then you know you just sit there like the mortality rate of everybody's so it's such a fiscal thing this mind blowing. It is in many ways. We appreciate the recollections. Thank you so much for coming here today. Enjoy the rest of the week drew here. Does it have to be on the team next year. It's it's a possibility is we'll see what happens. sportscenter tonight six eastern after Kevin and in Bristol. Sage will be here they will grade science. I wrote test last tonight. The Patrick Mahomes make or break factors for the Super Bowl and an interview with that Prescott sportscenter from Miami. ID SPN right after PT. Meanwhile Patrick Mahomes wins is on Sunday. Can we already list him. Among the all time greats one of our crews says the answer is yes and he'll tell you why next from Miami get up on ESPN being.

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Andy Bernstein | The Mamba Mentality | Kobe Bryants Official Photographer Gives Us Look Inside the Work Ethic of Kobe Bryant

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Andy Bernstein | The Mamba Mentality | Kobe Bryants Official Photographer Gives Us Look Inside the Work Ethic of Kobe Bryant

"You Know Dr Z. It is occurred to me yes that it is now time for another edition. What? We love. Drive. We WanNa win win win yet again again again. Yes now. I mean. Goodness Chelsea. What's really great about American businesses that are open? What is it? They can serve customers and they're open there open. Now, this guy here, he has a business that's open for business. Oh God bless him. But what he's done is he's recognized you know what he may have to modify his business model to not only survive. But to thrive. In, this guy is a personal trainer, but he can coach people remotely placid welcome onto the time show. How are you? I'm good. How are you brother I'm excited. You're on the show here where's home for you? What we're what city are you in? Roswell Georgia two, thousand of Atlanta Roswell, Georgia, and What's your website? The folks out there can check you out there what what is your Web Address Built Phoenix strong DOT Org. That's the U. I. L T P. H. E. Strong Dot Org now you on Z. is it okay if I can play in can I complain about our next guest? Got A blindside with a complaint. Sure. Well actually. Okay, go ahead if. one of our employees Jason has been working out with you now for about a month I think. and. I'm upset Z. Because Jason is lost like nine pounds and I think three weeks or something I don't even know who he is. Anymore it's frustrating it's hard to manage people that are always shifting shapes and all that is that normal. People Normal, planet. That's perfectly Now. Jason's lost nine pounds in three weeks or so is that? Is that typical results? I mean Guy Signs Up with your program is that what the typical result? People who've anywhere from about nine to seventeen pounds in that first month depending on how much needed to. Jason was a little bit of not too large guy. So nine pretty normal for him. Now I've got a guy here in the studio. He's an attorney from New York beautiful man. If he were to do your your program explains you remote it's Jason was trying to tell me you coach people over the phone via video or something I mean to explain how the process works because I've got a good friend of mine in the studio here right now and. Everybody out there wants a personal trainer a lot of times where I don't want to go to the gym I don't WanNa have to wear a mask at the gym. You're coaching people completely remotely explain how it works. So we take go through an initial seven-day trial and during the seven days me and my chain is are evaluating where their weaknesses are their strength are. There I build a virtual training parents from them, and then my trainers actually train them virtually via zoom to the workout that I've built for them. And you do this remotely. Placid do workout just like from the hip for dude. That has great. cavs but but nothing about him is is anything what kind of work behalf or WBZ? Probably. Have that in in your book right? Just. Okay. Jews got great calves. Great. cavs, he's. He's horrible. You have you have the planet but help a guy like me Your absolutely it's all about compound movements for lunch you those working multiple multiple at the same time. So that allows you buy change a lot faster than if you were to do isolation movements and just your one part at a time now z. let me tell you what when you sign up for plastic program. Yeah. If you don't do the work, you don't get the result we'll. We'll timeout to. You pay the money and pay the money get the result we get. You didn't know you gotTa do the Work Right train dogs at tiptop canine. To train my dog. Yeah. But I didn't bring the dog to you. That'd be a problem why it'd be a huge problem. Well, wouldn't be able to actually do the work. Oh Wow. Yeah. I'm going to write that down not like theoretical. So placid talk about that a little bit your your clients, I mean how much work do they have to put it i? Mean honestly how much time? In everyday thing. So we hold them there's three pillars of health fitness nutrition accountability. We do their workouts anywhere from two to four times a week, and then in regards to nutrition they are in a group chat with me and their trainer and asked with to pictures of everything that they eat do, and then from there, they have weekly accountability meetings where I get Costa them one on one myself and we hold them accountable that they are doing things they need to do every week class it is it true? You put a? Camera. In the refrigerator of every person's. Is that true that is not okay. I'm told you play that was just silly rumor. He didn't believe me I mean for a moment what you were saying seemed very real seemed like the move and I thought that's how plastic was getting the results now. Doctor Jimmy Hen you are a doctor. Or? Doctor from like Gilligan's island or something a real doctor. How long have you been a real doctor about twenty years now? Can you explain why if somebody tries to work out with a mask why they feel bad oh my goodness it's such a bad idea. Number one you know your your heart muscle is very dependent on oxygen and when you put on a mask, you are blocking your oh two levels, your oxygen levels and you're depriving that heart muscle and all of your. Muscles of the oxygen that they need to maintain function. So we've there are many reports now of people that are not only passing out at the wheel driving a car, very sedentary activity man but children that are having sudden heart attacks while running with a mask the this you know this is not something we should do it right here in Tulsa Oklahoma. We have this mandatory mask ordinance we are. It's a gym killer. because. Nobody wants to exercise a mask, but they are being forced to exercise in a mask if they want to go to that gym and I mean, it's just so I have A. I have a confession I'd like to tell I I'd like to tell you. Dr Z.. Kind of A. Confession. Compassion. Yes. My son I often like to dress up like darth vader when I go workout. electrolytes you recommend that placid is that a tip? Okay. So did the questions we have here are a few more questions you listen to this show. How did you first hear about US did you? Were you at a local jail facility and you're talking to you to an inmate and he says he'll do it every day I mean how did you? How did you come in contact with us? What happened? Yes. So I was working pretty much every position in my company running everything by myself in new stopping me from growing up like I fully believe in coaching by literally googled best business coaches. I, think in America or something like that, and your website came up either first or second when I went to the paid of runaway I read all the review. And then I had a call with Julia and she was awesome. And then I, had to sign up how much have you grown? Since. You've been implementing everything. How much have you grown? I'm a revenue itself in three to four months I've been with you guys almost tripled Y Profits went up about forty three percent in the last month alone. Now, when we sign up for your for your program, do you ship when these big tires on your website I? Mean we get one of those. Ship US tires, and we also shipped you also ship pants do. Deal Schiff are. Skinny jeans. Pants about the tire. That's a that's a big. or about eight hundred, pound Oh. My God. How much do you weigh placid? I am two hundred and forty eight pounds. How much can you bench? Bench about four ninety goal is to get to five hundred by the end of October. So, if our listeners are out there today, let's just say someone's listening thirty pounds overweight real real real scenarios person number two is ten pounds overweight. What kind of results do they usually see in your program within the first month? In the first month, you'll lose seventeen pounds and or four percent body fat in your first month. Working out at least three days a week that's lifesaving right there. Oh, that's stats. So why why you see that Jim? Going disease. Sexy Executives saving therapy right there. No. Listen personal trainers do more for health in the medical profession ever will you know losing body weight getting the obesity is one of the big risk factors for Cova nineteen and you've got these personal trainers there in the trenches. Frontlines really bringing people to to real health. You can never get an pill. You know they've there's probably been more cases of type two diabetes cured by people like placid than any doctor everywhere all doctors are doing nowadays I am a doctor medical doctor well trained but I'm telling you the truth that we're just prescribing pills for treating the symptoms were not treating the underlying causes. It here's the thing i. Can I can I confess yet another thing I told you about the Darth vader masks while working out. Well, I knew that already I've just say this though plaza is a beautiful man he's a beast. Have you looked at? The websites me I'd just go there and I just like. I don't know why can't you know what I mean? Don't. You shouldn't look at the sun right because. It'll burn your retinas but you want to go to the site and just look at it. It's like an eye candy thing it is. What's the website again real quick plants to address not not that, I, don't have it saved as a favorite but what's what's the web address for all the folks out there? WHO BUILT B. I L. P. H., l. e.. Strong T. R. O. N. G. DOT ORG. Okay. We're going to do five fast questions in four minutes here. We're going to run wimpy I Ryan you can ask any fitness question data at all you run tiptop canine. The franchisees who by tip tops from you are pretty physically active because it requires training dogs. So you get a lot of fitness points in throughout the week but what question would you have for? Putting people on the Kito Diet or what are you doing wise when you're checking their food? we do customized attrition God because when you do that, it gives them a variety of options instead of the Civic Diet 'cause diets so restricted that once you stop the Diet you send a gain all the weight back. So you on our clients to lose the weight, we'll be able to keep it off long-term while still enjoying some of the through they like. Now we have an attorney coming here. He just moved here from New York. He's going to be on the Mike he's going to take a ride micro quick now he's attorney and I'll just say this I mean you talk about beauty? Planet your I'd give you solid. I'm. GonNa say James He's really like we just had him on the show because sex sells. That's all we're doing. We're doing. The attorney matter we're just like put him on the show just let them be here. I can't even now we're now we're GONNA start letting people hear from him to that's exciting. We got we got over here we got book and So James you're you're an attorney tell the folks what's your website out there for the folks out there that want to look the website is the lawyer James Dot Com, the lawyer James Lawyer James Dot Com. Okay. So what question would you have about fitness stuff for placid here? Placid Nice to meet you I'm standing in the. In the man Cave and before I got on the Mike, I didn't have the benefit of hearing anything that you said. So my apologies if I say something that or ask you a question about something that you've already said. So I. AM despite my radiant beauty that Claes's talked about I'm about forty forty to forty five pounds overweight and you know it's funny because Andrew Driving in the car over here today and I'm familiar with you through Jason because he's mentioned you on the podcast before and I was just telling Andrew that I wanted to to speak to Jason about you and then Lo and behold you're on the you're on the show right now. So what? You know I'm going to give you a call on I'm GONNA look up your website and I'm GonNa get in touch with you and see what what programs do you have. Tell me I. Have you ever heard of Eissa gen-x before. I've done that for a while I. Like it The issue with me is that I? Wake up all ambitious in the morning I'll do a cleanse I'll do a shake well for launch and then I just fall completely off the wagon for dinner. So. So I haven't asked the question. Okay. So It sounds like you have a wonderful program for me how long if I stuck with your program I'm not really sure if you have different sorts of programs or things like that how long would it take to lose the forty five pounds? Forty five towns no longer than three months working with the. That's a president that it's very impressive and I'm telling you I have whenever I talked to people at conferences I assume that everybody's a scam and they're full of crap that that's the kind of mindset I go in with every day because I, meet people who make crazy claims right so people say, Oh yeah you're GONNA lose this much ten pounds in a month I think that's crap whatever this guy's bona fide I've done the research I've talked I've done the reason it's unbelie testimonials. Everywhere. From real people, it's an IT's incredible program. That's what I wanted to have on the show somebody our listeners are stuck at home right now they don't want to go to the gym. They don't want to wear a mask because they're going to run into a mass Cole who's GonNa make them wear a mask or report them for not wearing a mask they want to get in shape and but a lot of people have quit going to the gym placid. How does it work so? Just like James was saying he's going to give you a call. So so walk us through the steps. We give you a call and then and then the way just automatically falls off what happens walk us through the process. During our initial call, your home video and teach you a little bit about philosophy and how I kind of feel that the human body works. Married Start Your seven day trial during that trial we're gonNA take everything that you eat over the course of the next seven days whether that's good or bad. You WanNa see what's your is being fueled by create the right nutrition plan from you. And they're gonNA, get you going on your workout and we're going to evaluate you in a few different areas. So I can create the right workout plan is GonNa get you to want to be in the fastest time possible and third. We're going to scale the your accountability meeting with me a week later where I kinda go through everything that I've seen from you and what it's GonNa take to reach your goal. It's bad as possible and Larry Get your name of the program and transformation begins. And then how how how often? Do you yell and Reprimand. Back. There myself coaching days I. plenty I. Don't yell. Anymore. I do believe in coaching people and getting them to where they didn't realize. They could be before I want to say this is an honor to meet you at the conference. It's great to have you on the show. Without reservation I can recommend you because you've helped so many people and what's your web address one more time? New I Lt Built Knicks P. H. O., E. N. I.. Strong S. T. R. O. N. G. Dot Org built-in strong that I have I ever request I want from you, and if you won't give it to me, I'm not upset but I am going to passively aggressively refer to it on many shows Z.. Okay. Do you do that? I'M NOT GONNA I'm not gonNA attack you personally I'm just saying throughout the show in coming weeks placid you will hear me by name ripping on, you cannot defend yourself. So that's that's my commitment. This is what I need. I need a cardboard cutout of you in my office in the next thirty days. Oh. Wow, and if I can have it. I will continue to complain and you cannot defend yourself now if I'd have it, I'll put it next to me in the studio and it'll be like we're there. That's what I. IF I can't get I'm GONNA complain about it, and that's just how it's going to be. So what do you think? We'll get it over to you as fast as not a joke. This is a direct Ed. Have you. I'll on a cardboard cut how you know this is not a threat. This is the reality. This is what's going to happen. This is me saying I will cyber. Shame you know. Every show. I'll do the show where I don't have a cardboard cutout placid aplastic when my favorite people. I don't get it see there's many websites that bill these in Julia can help you get an order and all those things, and then you just boom in the US money to buy it you ship it boom. Done I won't worry about you ship shipping pants or not. If you don't US pants upset about that but I do want the cardboard cutout. Yes isn't that Tarazi at is. Next to me because look like a little punk. We have we have fled placid go and we're going to call Koby Bryant's of photographer now. So Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant unfortunately has passed but his he had a an official photographer that filmed or the NBA Games and photograph the NBA Games we're going to have him on the show next but again, a plastic thank you so much for joining us have a great rest of your day. Talking to you take care. Buddy. Okay Z. we're keeping it real enroll. We're not going to end it. Now we're GONNA just caller. We've never want the real and raw people say I want it really want Roy we say okay we'll stay on that Mikey big sexy. Okay. No, you don't. You don't have to go you choose to go. What happens if he doesn't pick up I, mean James How We feel. If we don't have the director of photography for the Staples Center and Microsoft Theater, what if he doesn't pick up look at we handle our gets you. Know. We'll we'll will crumble. Okay. Eighty. Are you there? Oh I knew that you had a high quality callscreener side was a pretty much sure going to pick up. So thank you for making the poor life choices needed to be with us on today's show how everybody makes mistakes. How thrilled, I'm great to be with you guys. Thank you Yeah it wasn't a deliberate things screening the call we. Classy now, the folks that are first show with you. I want to give a little bit of a back story here because this is so exciting. You are the director of photography for the Staple Center in the Microsoft Theater. You've been a thirty year veteran photographer can you just name drop a little bit some of the big time athletes that you personally photographed with Oh Yeah. Well, as a young photographer I. came in. Pretty much just the sort of the tail end of the Karine DR J. Era. So I spent some time with those guys and then. I was just magic in Pat Riley and all those all those guys during the showtime era with birds in. The forefront. And worked for the dodgers for eleven years from eighty, four to ninety five. So I was around Tommy, lasorda Kirk, Gibson Orel Hershiser, all those dudes. And then. You know then came to Jordan era I was at all of Michael six championships. Dream Team you know checking Koby. you know been been a few few personalities come. Over my almost forty years when I would like to do if I can, I'd like to ask you rapid fire questions like little quick thirty seconds stories. We'll see if I can paint you into a corner here. Okay. So you're they're taking photos on the sidelines with feet of within just inches and feet of some of the world's top athletes. What. Athlete was the most competitive athlete that you ever photographed ever one you say that person was by far the most competitive. Absolutely have to say Kobe Bryant with a a one eight and Michael Jordan but I was around Kobe more than I was around Michael and I saw every single day. Let's talk about this then. Okay. So now we're GONNA go Tommy lasorda Tommy lasorda was famous for some of his epic blowouts where he would have been frustrated with an empire and he would not really know how to articulate the point he was trying to communicate. So he would go up to you would actually do this step onto the field and he would sometimes I think throw a base sometimes he would kick dirt onto the Plate he would. He would stop around I. Think he actually attacked the the actual mascot for the Philadelphia Phillies I believe. What was the craziest outbursts that? Saw Tommy lasorda unleash on empire. Well I I have to after they different difference of opinion here because Tommy obviously was very good at articulating. The choice of words was monumentally profane. I mean I, I used to shoot literally right next to the dodger Doug I was actually an extension of the dugout there's like a like a half of partition. So Tommy was. Less than a foot away from me where I shot where he like had this one foot up on on the step of the Dugout and I love him to death but the stuff that would come out of his mouth Oh, my God I mean I i. grew up in Brooklyn I heard a lot of things. but there was some games I literally had to move I just it was just relentless non stop. I heard that he had curse word combinations. Other humans come up with where he would take words. Combine them in a unique way that would make the person who's being cursed at either laugh or cry because they were so innovative there were ahead of their time. It was like a gangster rap before Gangsta rap I mean, would you say is the most innovative cursor or you've ever seen? I would say that's probably true. Yes, and and he knew like everyone Stanley members you know almost by name like he knew who the umpires mother was. So he's the father of Gangsta, rap is what I'm hearing pretty prone believable. Now shifting gears I don't know if we can. Hit the shifting gears button but I don't know if it does it justice. So we'll try to shift gears. You worked with the late Great Kobe Bryant on a book. One what was that book that you worked on? It's called the mentality how I play. How many hours did you spend personally with Kobe Bryant? Do you think throughout your career well? Throughout, my career God thousands I was within literally its first day LAKER nineteen ninety-six. Through his last day Laker in two, thousand, sixteen, twenty years all the championships, Olympics you know training camps. private shoots I mean thousands and thousands of hours with him many of those hours with the team traveling whatever Games but a lot of that behind the scenes and that that was kind of the impetus of the book that we. Both wanted to get out a lot of the stuff that people hadn't seen before that. He hadn't talked about about this private training his message of. Mental preparation of the things that they him the black. Mamba now. I. Have a very good friend of mine Paul Presi, and Zine. Good friends while we met Paul President he was obviously a player coach during Kobi's final season and what Paul toward told now I'm just gonNa share the things that I can openly repeat there. Is that he said that Kobe Bryant is another level. From everybody else. It's just Kobe I, mean, he just next level. And I think that a lot of the young players weren't used to that work at. Can you share? Do you have any stories? You could share about Kobe's work ethic versus that of the average player like if you just compare and contrast where you go this is Kobe's normal this everybody else's normal like on a daily basis maybe hitting the gym or just. Love to hear you compare and contrast that. Well I have a great story for you is two thousand, eight Olympic team, and the team is training in Las, Vegas at the Wynn Hotel, and you know these are a bunch of young guys and they're in Vegas, and they knew what time they had to be a practice and they knew what time practice over you know and they would have the whole night, the evening themselves but you didn't see a lot of guys doing you know weight training or spend an extra time shooting in the gym things like that. So about three or four or five days into training camp. I I got a call. This is true story got a call about two o'clock in the morning in my room from Kobi's trainer because he knew that I wanted to be shooting a lot of behind the scenes stuff that Koby and he said you're not gonNA believe this but Kobe's appear doing pilates right now in the suite you WanNa come up the pictures. I said you gotta be kidding me you know. I went up there gary was got the whole pilates machine out there. He's got a pilates traitor like it's two o'clock in the afternoon. So long behold. I get to the gym early actually that next day I had to be there very early set up for a team photo Kobe's in the Jin. like two hours before the guy showed up on the bus and they come in, they see him having one two three days in a row and all of a sudden you wouldn't see the guys out at night. You know the the you wouldn't see him that you know at the blackjack table or at the bar or whatever they were getting to the generally they stay. The Mambo lead by example, and you saw them in literally in the weight room at unlv where they were practising. So that's like a and we're talking about like. The highest echelon NBA talent here you know the guys that were on the Olympic team. So you know that's just a sliver of an anecdote of things that I saw all the time with him. So. Tough question. where. Were you when you found out that Kobe Bryant had tragically died in that helicopter crash. In the same exact spot as an right now I was in I take my daughter the Sunday morning remember. Taking my daughter to Hebrew school class and for the two hours that she's at class is time that my wife has time by herself on Sunday I go to my office was about twenty minutes away. And piddle around get caught up for the week all that kind of stuff, and then I go pick her up and Had some spring music on like always do and all of a sudden my phone just doesn't stop you know and I'm thinking, Oh my God what happened like you know at home or something and it's all my friends are just like is it true that you hear about and like not saying what it is like is it true? I don't know what they're talking about. And I'm fumbling around the remote, the night TV and my boss Joe Amati from NBA photos called the Jersey and he was extremely distraught man and and he said turn on the TV and I did and and you know the first reports from TMC. He and I watching this together and You know didn't take it one hundred percent for date and to the true but then by the maybe. It you saw the sheriffs out there and all that stuff and it just. is most probably the most devastating moment of my life I lost both my parents. but they had illnesses. You know it wasn't totally not prepared for who who could be prepared for something like this. And then then part BS I gotta go pick up kid because my wife actually somewhere else that day. And the time I picked her up they all heard you know as simple school. As driving back home listening to the radio. Of course, they made the announcement that gee-gee was with him, and I just had to pull over I was on the freeway I had to pull over. It's just. A moment on the forget it was you know I I I was like five years old when JFK was killed. remember Bobby Kennedy Martin Luther, King I remember nine eleven of course but. This is just This really hit home big time. Did you know G G? Yes I. I knew I from from an infant You know I I was the guy who came over to the House and took some family photos of of of her and Italian food super middle What was she and? She was. She was. Wonderful she loved her daddy they both did You know at that time only two of them when they were super middle and But. You could see this kind of Franklin there I as she got to be you know seven, eight, nine ten, and then I I knew she was playing. And he was, he talked to me about it. He was so open about how proud he was that. That she found basketball is sort of her calling as her outlet and he was gonNA support her as much as she wanted much as you know, and that was their bond together. You know we all have four kids and I. have. A bond with each of them in a different way and that was his bond with her. And You know the future was just so incredibly open and bright and what he was trying to do with women's basketball in general you know that legacy lives on and and what he meant to the women's game. But you know have had this tragedy happened. Way It did. And for her to you know go with him. It's just it's just too much to bear. Honestly. You. I appreciate you sharing that Z.. you know. Andy has been. courtside with the legends, I. Mean I believe I. Correct here, but I believe this is your thirty third consecutive year as a photographer. Thirty, eight, thirty, eight, which Z. Turns out thirty eight is more than thirty three. Thirty I still had hair like thirty third. Five brought it up. So Andy I. Know There's a lot of. People are listening right now we're we're really a business entrepreneur podcasts, kind of specialized our wheelhouse, and there's a lot of people out there. Like to take pictures, how do I pay? What was your journey in being? Do that dislike maybe like to take pictures to getting actually paid for it? Well, it. Was a really amazing journey. Actually I fell in love with photography fourteen, thirteen years old. My Dad. Got Me my first camera and we took a trip Brooklyn throughout the western United States and took this amazing trip to see. to every national. Park. Basically from Calgary Alberta to the grand. Canyon and then back up the west coast to in Coober, and that was my first time taking pictures and I just love the. The. Creative way that I could express myself through camera. And I got back and started a really got started tenth grade and very good friend Andrew Feldman who had a darkroom in his basement. And He showed me how to develop the film and then I remember when we made the first print. And I I remember like it was yesterday that watching the the image come up on this piece of paper. In this solution, you know with the Orange Light and the whole thing there was little literally a magic trick to me I mean. What was that I? Remember that what was that I? Yeah, that's a great question I remember we were we had a huge high school in Brooklyn. And we had a monthly newspaper which he and I were both shooting force. It was probably something like. cheerleader show that he's doing something. I don't know what was going on but It was just amazing magical and that started the journey from me. I always had a camera with me in high school every every day you know at the attached to me basically and Let Me Think University of Massachusetts where I worked for our daily paper. And learned really about how to do a sign and how to work on their deadline had work with a writer How to shoot for you know the design of the page, which is very important when you're you know photo journalist And it wasn't really learning enough of the actual technical stuff of photography the Science of it and definitely wasn't wearing anything about business. So I transferred to Art Center College Design in Pasadena California and the day I left. In January of Nineteen, seventy, eight, I left the blizzard of seventy eight. I don't even know how the plane got off the ground and JFK, but I landed in La is eighty four degrees Well. This is good i. Go back there. And, that's where I've never seen so. Things really. People came into my life. I. Sought Out People People that believed in me like a couple of teachers I had an art center one introduced me to a sports illustrated photographer who took me under his wing and I learned everything I needed to know about how to do an assignment for major magazine from that job as well as worked for this Saint Teacher in the studio. So I learned the business aspects as well. And I learned this specialized technique that sports illustrated did about putting these big strobes, big flash units in the ceiling at the arenas like the form sports during that. But not not too many people knew that technique and I was able to them sort of finagle my way in. To the forum as about to graduate and I had made some friends there because of my assisting job and they let me you know put some strobes in and the exchange for photos and. Led to the next it was great and then my biggest break honestly was when the NBA had the all star. Game at the forum in nineteen eighty three. And those attain this Marvin Gaye. Anthem game. that. Probably the greatest most iconic anthem and the history of anthems. but I they hired me the NBA hired me they I i. don't even know why they hired. Me Obviously was cheap and. Getting the first very first GIG that I had. Now that was the year before David Stern became commissioner. So when you were working in sports illustrated swimsuit edition that you go on shoot. Somehow is never part of that. Oh. Yeah I have A. Final Forty five seconds and I've got three rapid fire questions. Here we go. Here we go. For the listeners out there that want to get into photography to have a very limited budget. What camera should they buy? I'm an icon guy so I would go with like a Nikon. Thirty one hundred or something like that. I'm not sure exactly the number but they have great starter kits and you can get into it for maybe fifteen eighteen hundred dollars and get a really nice camera with a really nice. Zoom. Lens and that that's the way I would go. Next question you have a podcast that you've launched now or you interviewed Tony Hawk Hope, Solo Magic, Johnson Kevin Love how come you haven't referred all those people on the drive time show go. I would love to maybe why would scratch each other's back? Absolutely I think. The I just feel like I mean, I've met you once and I feel like. You should pretty much overall your contacts to us that that's the way that Oklahoma rule that. Picture business in Oklahoma. Rule it's written down the sides. Swimsuit. Because you know who's doing some swimsuit this. Doesn't pay to be. This is an Oklahoma rule. What you do is if you are a photographer for the late great Kobe Bryant, what you have to if you're on the threat time show once. Yeah, it's fine. The second time you have to book some big time guests on the show. That's a rule I. Think it's fair and there's no ramifications for not doing. So there's just extreme judgment. So what's the name of your podcast? What's the name of your podcast? Is that a reciprocal agreement though. Yes. Absolutely. No. One can you give me a magic Johnson L. Cry for an hour and a half and then I'll I'll rephrase the big time guest. The David Podcast is legends of Sport and we we just recently partnered with the Los Angeles. Times. So you can people can find this on the Los, Angeles Times Act or on online but also, of course, on spotify and apple and everywhere else and. I'm about to do my ninetieth podcast I'm on narrow with the the Great Jerry West. Proper believe. Let me. Let me tell you real quick I've prepared to interview Magic Johnson. I'm reading I two questions I pre written. There you ready to. Go. In this magic. Do. You remember when you were on the Lakers. That's that's one. That's one. The second one is. Magic By blackout. So it's GonNa go. Get the deal revived me, but that's Because magic was a DJ people forget that he was a DJ he was a disc jockey. So I got my start out deejays can ever played anything. In college that's how he got started this thing. Nickname comes from the magic. I WanNa Talk I want to get him on the show I seriously do i. want to talk to him only about Dj -ing and entrepreneurship because no one talks to would love that. Yeah absolutely. Loved that that that's I have to ask ask him ask him all talk about entrepreneurship and none of this crazy other stuff I want to I don't WanNa talk about racism I don't want to talk to them about anything political just. About mixing the hits beat matching what needles he used turntables the whole deal and don't don't. About the posters, clay has on his bedrooms ceilings, no Ab- of magic don't don't don't bring that up when you're trying to get a replay third. Magic. Johnson question to this is the third question I'm GonNa ask him is when you're up that high, how can you even see the turntables? was during high. Table. Quick Hey what about shack being dj I mean that's even even if the bigger question if you get these guys on my podcast, I will be a weep. It'll be a series of weeping and crying and mega points. We will make a point, make a point which are receivable the afterlife. Okay so we're going to do now here is I'm going to give you the Mike to share with the listeners. What's one thing you want to share with all the listeners anything you want to say to the listeners before we let you drop the MIC? You asking me. You're the great Andy Bernstein. You've been photographer for thirty eight years. You had hair for thirty three years the. Going without hair you're working hard. What do you want to say to the thrive nation? Well, I want people to really understand that athletes are human beings and that they go through the same trials and tribulations that everybody else does and I just watching incredible documentary and I had no relation to the documentary other than the fact that it's very, very important to watch the weight of gold. on HBO about. Negga Olympic Athens Michael Phelps and Paulo. No Lolo Jones and what they Struggle with and what what battles they have to face and. Legends Sport, is also about raising awareness about mental health about getting athletes back on their feet after you know maybe you know whatever reason they fell from grace and I think be a lot more compassion in this country in general. But I think Athletes Kevin Love Michael Phelps raising awareness to a point where it's a discussion that has to be out there. Right and we we put these people on such a pedestal but you know it's a very short lived existence on a pedestal and they have to go on with their lives and I think we we all forget about that. So, hopefully, legends of sport can help with that you guys can help with that So that's really my message you know and People take something from that, and he just tell this is the commercial. This is the tie in this you say magic I've got a friend who has some serious mental health issues and he was a former disc jockey and he wants to interview on his show to talk about teaching and his health issues. So what? kind of use the victim kind of well you we're hearing was supposed bad for me. You know what I mean. They put it in a nice way too nice way yeah. Anything. Anything is possible whatever you need to tell the police. Next. Time I seen him bring it up. Oh. Yeah. Andy I can't wait I can't wait my friend we leading. So much just we do. I'm not sure when the listeners are going to hear this show, but we going to be putting out this show on the fifteenth of August and so hopefully the great magic Johnson and all your listeners are going to hear this show and recognize while you're shows better than our show. So I commit here. That's become the fifteenth of August here. So I'm very excited. The fifteenth of August is when the show's coming out and you congratulations on your ninetieths or get ready to do tomorrow. That's awesome. Awesome. Awesome show with the boom. Here we go, and now without further ado rate. See Andy well done. Thank you guys well, Buddy. All right folks down before we go andy just mentioned Marvin Gaye, singing the national anthem and if you haven't heard Marvin Gaye sing the national anthem, you really do need here Marvin Gaye nineteen eighty, three performance of the national anthem at the NBA All Star game it's truly incredible. Let me cue it up. Here we go. Marvin didn't try to be. 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"Hey. It's the fast-track theme. How about that? Mason? Ireland seven, ten Espn John Coin Flip one side of the coin. Straight, to the title. Other side of the coin. Full of it. Them their tails you're full of it. Tells it is. It's not going to be a cakewalk. There will be no cake. The Lakers are GonNa win the title cake I'll go i. know advantage goes with that. Yes. All Right Mace. Muse. Is A streetwear brand created by a guy named Anthony Muse tells tmz because Kylie Jenner wore one of his hoodies in a youtube video. The demand for the HOODIE has skyrocketed. Wow. Here's the thing. The hoodie. was one of a kind and he has no idea how she got it anthony says he's never spoken to Kylie or her team never sent them any of his work. So he was stunned when found out she wore his clothing he tells US Kylie randomly wearing his Hoodie is quote similar to what I think would happen if I won the lottery adding. It says he thinks it's unreal. I. Twenty four hours after she posted, the video people found his website and his brand sales have surpassed any day since the company launched in twenty seventeen sales increased by tenfold over a typical day. So here's my question. Let's say you had your own clothing line. Would be the flood victim line the yeah. Who would be the ultimate influence her you can pick somebody from the world of sports it can be Lebron Zaylon. Promote what I wear yet no. Promote your clothing line. You have a clothing line and let's say it's it's good but it's not. It's not selling off its on flying off the show. Yeah Right. Right. But the we could duplicate what happened to this guy somebody famous will wear your stuff. Yeah and then and then show up online in it who you going with. Well Toya's story that was that's interesting. So Barack Obama post-presidency went to he was I think he was at the game where the shoe blew up on? Zion. Williamson was I remember that and he was wearing a pair of shoes called on birds. Now I had never heard of all birds are grey looked really monitor look them up after that and I a lot of people discovered all birds because Obama wore them to that basketball game and wears them all the time. So he would be a good one. I think somebody like. Jt Justin Timberlake. An excellent model or George Clooney more age appropriate. George Clooney would be an excellent choice for me. The problem with both of your choices is that they don't do a lot of social media. Ruin go viral. Lindsay what do you think of this I have no history. Yeah. That's a horrible idea. So Lindsey, here thank you. Here's mine. I don't like him. He did do the third chair with Michael and I. Once he seems like a nice guy but he has a massive inexplicable social media following what about Bieber Oh, come on what would be do with one year suits in your pocket. Mansi ties. It's not what I wear. It's what my clothing line is I own my own we're. GonNa Design like a hip clothing line that Justin? Bieber. is going to want to endorse right appeals to people under the age of thirty. Well, let's say I don't I don't care who it appeals to. I. Just wanted to go viral like this guy that did the Hoodie I looked at it. Yeah. It's just a Hoodie. It says Muse on it. And Own Muse Hoodie, and it took him to his website and it took off. What if I had shamrock sportswear and it had a four leaf clover on it in like your though it worse clothing designer ever what I'm saying it'd be Irish but yeah, it I'm just saying. Things that go viral you never know when they're going to go viral remember doc martens right? Everybody couldn't get enough of those and then the fad died. But like there's act though there's a golfer named Matthew Wolf who wears like tie-dyed in goofy golf shoes and every time he wears them the shoe sell out. Because they're they're they're fun and they're goofy looking and he's like a young guy that makes it cool to wear them. But I don't know what the answer is like. We could just go to the people that have the most instagram followers, the people. Okay. Who is Scott Travis Scott. IDEA. Because you know. A bad idea at all and if he did it in one of his McDonald's commercials like Mason, you own your own pair of shoes and Travis Scott was like bouncing around in mcdon- dancing around a big, Mac. Yeah. There it is your home. Yeah. That's a great choice. Great Choice Lindsay Lindsay. Winds could choice alright on talk now? There is something called the Tick Tock Benadryl Challenge A challenge which involves taking Benadryl to hallucinate and posting footage on the video sharing platform. Has Kids actually doing this both the FDA and Johnson and Johnson Johnson have issued warnings. Why can't somebody monitor stupid trends on Tick Tock twitter facebook instagram and intervene by banning those accounts that are suggesting dangerous stuff. Well because there are millions of like, that's like saying why can't somebody and they try why can't somebody regularly youtube? Because millions and millions of people are posting stuff on Youtube but they've got an unbelievable number of people that that is their entire job to monitor things and so you're seeing that that youtube does and tiktok dozen it Tiktok doesn't do enough. I mean, honestly, they're like five kids that have gotten sick. Now from this Benadryl Challenge, you gotta find a way to stop it kids doing stupid stuff. I. The region tide pods now they're taking Benadryl. What what do they start doing such stupid stuff. Well, they kids have been doing stupid stuff forever but now it's more dangerous because of ELETTRONICA social media, right but when you were a kid, would you have? Eaten tied pod. Tied pod no but I used to eat pop rocks member those things. Yeah. But that's not a titleist. No. I. Would imagine that it tied pod is healthier for you to eat then. You're right. Maybe. But it's I I I'm with you I think your your intentions are good here but I don't know it's just hard to regulate because it's millions and millions of people are posting on Tiktok but I know we're supposed to hate regulation like that's about the Internet and social media needs regulations and I think ultimately they're have to come from outside those organizations that they're going to have to publicly. Whether it's. In the in the Senate and the House, the present somebody's got to hold them accountable for the stuff that's on their sites including the bad stuff like this. Right to me right Yep Okay Mace. USC has a football recruit named Jake Garcia welcome Jake. He's the thirty seventh ranked overall recruit and the fourth ring quarterback in the country, and he was supposed to be playing his senior season at La Habra high in orange, county this year but because Kobe. LLABRES football season was canceled right but his parents went in gravity senior season. So Jacob, his dad moved to Valdosta Georgia and enrolled him in a high school there just for the football season his plan is to start early at USC in. January you know a lot of quarterbacks have done that before they have Okay. But there's a weird rule in Georgia. That says, if a kid moves there to play football, he has to remove with quote and I'm using the language in the rule, his entire parental unit. Interest in quote. So Jake Stat Randy is a retired police officer any move to Georgia with Jake but jake's mom Vaughn has a job. So she stayed here in California. In order to make this work and they didn't want to leave any shoes untied here, Randy and you von legally separated no. Violate the rule in other how. But the problem is they told ESPN's Mark Schley Baugh that they plan to get together as soon as the football season's over they did it just for Jake? Their marriage is fine. They they did it. So they could follow the letter of the rule. Now Georgia read the Schley article and they're investigating Jake. Illegal transfer all because his dad moved with him. But not his mom does this make any sense to you as long as is living with his own dad? What's the issue here? Why is high school football getting involved with the quote unquote entire parental unit while I mean missing here but it's that idea of picking your spot, you know not living in moving somewhere to live so you can play for particular football team. That's darting against the dad went with them. I mean his parents are I mean if the if the dad goes with them, that should be yet I mean a Kudos to them for actually going through the legal separation. So the kid can do it. I mean all the rules, throat, all the rules this year, all the rules including the one guarding school yet or waiting Kovic we all got to be sworn here. Now let me throw in a couple of things I didn't tell you. The coach at Valdosta is a guy name rush probst. He's controversial. He was on that ESPN show days. He's got he's got a checkered past and Jake is now at his fourth high school in four years. So he's he's transferred a lot according to slay by this investigation is strictly about who he lives with and if whether or not both his parents made the move. If that's it, I would argue it's none of the schools business wouldn't you I would argue as well. Let the kid play he wants to have a senior season. Let him have a senior season in Valdas in Valdosta is that we and their nationally ranked team they're really good team so i. Hope, they let them play. Yeah. Absolutely. All right. A school bus sized. Royd. Will Pass Earth Today on its journey through space because twenty is throwing us some closer calls and of course named Twenty Twenty s w the asteroid will zoom by Earth about thirteen thousand miles above the surface of the planet according to Nasa Jet Oppressor Laboratory scientists expect twenty twenty S W on September eighteenth it's not expected to make a dent in the planet but if you were told right now and asteroid is going to hit earth on Sunday night ranked what would your weekend plans be would not change a thing this was a west wing episode these warnings come all the time All the time like every year there's a warning that a school bus side asteroid is coming to hit by the way you know what's crazy about this? They discovered two weeks ago right? So it must chances are seventy, five percent of the surfaces water. Yes. So the chances are this isn't going to hurt anybody but if it does, we've got our next Hollywood block which I wouldn't change a thing. Would you? Yeah I'd go see my mom. I would call my mom but that's all she's getting is a call. Yeah I go see my mom. Okay. If I if I thought it was I thought it was. Enzo. Gone. Would go see mom I, bring the dog all that kind of stuff. Yeah I don't think you have to go see your mom I. Think you're going to be fine the school bus asteroid is not going to hit you ask your house in Venice all right very good news last one is to me. Yesterday, a famous action star released a song. He's trying to be a singer. Do you know who I'm talking about? No Lindsey do you know who I'm talking about? Lok. Okay. Play the song. This was on the Kelly Clarkson show. Okay. play the song yesterday and we'll let Lindsay and may see if they can figure out who this is hit it. All right. Either one, you have a guest who that is. No clue. I know he's dabbled in music how about Jeremy Renner? No, and that is a good guest Jeremy. It's Vin diesel then diesel Jeez. So it got me to thinking about other celebrities you may or may not know have tried to be a singer people have actually released a song. Okay. So it's GonNa be a game between you and Lindsey Whore Hey, help me with the song so he can't play. Again ask each one of you. So you there's no no buzzer here. But I've got a list of. Seven, eight celebrities. Some of these release, some I just made up. All right. So I one. Drop the TACO getting the CAR Brie Larson. Lindsey has Brie Larson ever tried to release a song. Makes I'm going to say yes. May Have a listen to life after you hit it or hey. Like it. means. She's not that out. She's actually pretty good. Okay. We'll move onto the next one got the next one. Is Jackie Chan Mace? Jackie Chan Has Jackie. Chan ever released a song I could have released in a foreign land I'm going to say no. All right. How about you Lindsey? I feel like he has. Lindsey you're right take listen to one of Jackie Chan's twenty albums. what won t hit or hey. It's a very romantic. Yeah. I don't know the name of the song because all of his titles were written in Cantonese. So we move on to the next one. All Right Robert Deniro Lindsey has Robert Deniro ever released a song. I'M GONNA say no on him. How `bout you may I am with Lindsay one, hundred percent both right? The answer is no he has never released but I'd love to see it. All Right Mace Robert Downey junior has iron man ever released assauge. Robert Downey junior I'm going to say no Lindsey. I don't know I feel like he might have been part of that whole like late eighties early nineties actor movie. So yes or non craze. Yes. Lindsay is correct. Take listen to man like me. This is Robert Downey Junior. Now wait a minute. Why did none of these people actually sound like the people we think 'cause? Tuned. They are produced up an auto tuned like crazy. All right. As the next point is to you the late great Kobe, Bryant Kobe Bryant ever release a song. Yes, he did. Lindsey. Well may says he did then he did George. Hit it. Sounds like a rip off of a Song I've already heard. That's Kobe rapping on a song called. What is it George? Move on by McKnight hold on. With. Brian McKnight. So Kobe actually released two songs. He did. How did that one are two more? Lindsey Kevin Bacon did Kevin Bacon ever release a song? I think anything footloose no. Him Us in footloose any logging. Meant like he was in. Song, on the soundtrack so you're saying yes. Yes Mace I'm saying no. Maze. Take listen to the way we love. Thank you. Very. Sounds like a middle the road song from the one thousand nine, hundred, seventy s exactly. All right. In the last one Lindsey to you I Ryan seacrest Lindsey has. Ryan. seacrest ever released a song. I don't think so I'll say no mays. I'M GONNA go. Yes. I'm sorry Mace wins the game. Ryan seacrest greatest hits I listened to it all the time. Well, you should tell him to release it because it's not as it's not there yet. All right coming up next for you actually a lot coming up on the show today. Let's let's set the table here. So coming up for you at. Two, forty, five, we got radio tinder. then. Kendrick Perkins is going to join us. Thirty Perk we love him. He'll say anything plus next, we'll get back to the big story of the day the Lakers with a victory in game four last night in the Western Conference finals they are about to put Denver Away Mason, Ireland? Seventeen. ESPN where is my cake? I think we'll finally get it tomorrow night when the. Denver Nuggets exit the playoffs gracefully at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers actually by the. I really want the Lakers to win tomorrow night but is it wrong that I for selfish reasons because I really WanNa watch Monday night football. It's it's the ravens chiefs on Monday. Yeah. I mean I can't. Win Tomorrow then it's Lakers nuggets game six Monday night, right but you can't pick against the Lakers. No, you want it to be over. So you can see the the money if opponent nothing wrong with that. No, I'm rooting. Even more than they normally do. Yeah Yeah. No I think that's I. think that's smart. That's smart. So can I relate experience add yesterday that I just pisses me off. Okay. Okay. So I'm walking into my two dogs in the neighborhood and I've got two dogs I've got a terrier that I got from a shelter and I've got a Beagle who's purebred. And so everybody's out walking their dogs right now and keeping our distance and wearing masks I often talk to the other dog walkers and so it was this middle aged woman and she said. She just got her dog from a shelter and I said well, congratulations at such a nice thing and she said she did you get. Your two dogs from shelters and I said, well, no freight does from a shelter and Sophie is purebred and look to me and you said, both with you correct and she looked at me and said shame on you that you didn't get a dog at a shelter. You did I got one. But the other one probably did come from a puppy mill for all I know it's a pure bred Beagle but probably from a puppy mill but I didn't know that somebody's gotTa Love Sophie and why would you scold me on the street because I didn't get a dog from a shelter? Yeah. That's ridiculous. You ran into a Karen. It was a Karen. You're absolutely right. You're absolutely right So the the Lakers win last night it was a tremendous performance for Lebron James Tremendous. Performance as he set out on defense in the final five minutes shutdown Jamal Murray who had been having just a spectacular game and those are the kinds of things that the greatest player in the world is capable of and Miami's you you highlighted the right thing he that. Was the story of the game that he shutdown marine defense but offensively, he finished with twenty six points, nine rebounds and eight assists. So he was no slouch offense either I'm it's clear to me that and this is why I always try and sell you guys. The regular season is a completely different animal than the play offs. There's the than the regular season. No. The regular season is a completely different season than the playoffs. Is. You know that's why I think they've only have won MVP and it should be after the absolutely. But the fact that you honest the regular season MVP, you didn't see honest doing this he had a chance to lock up Jimmy Butler, when Butler was tortured the bucks and he didn't do it Colli who is regarded as the best on ball defender in the league. He couldn't stop Jamal Murray. And Lebron. Did it last night with the season on the line and that's why it's so great to have Lebron your team he does things that other stars won't do. I WanNa read something that bill plachy wrote today. And get your reaction to. The headline is NBA. Title hopes all about Anthony, Davis not an aging Lebron. He says you know who's the most important Laker. You know who's the one Lakers who must prove he can play at a consistently high level for them to win a championship. You guessed wrong it's Anthony Davis. It's not Lebron because we don't know how and when he's going to show up James is thirty five and has looked his age for long stretches in these playoffs and can clearly no longer carry this team by himself bill bill bill bill what the F. Are you writing? I. As. I seriously wonder if bill's been watching the Games. Anybody who seen every game like There's no way you could come to that conclusion and by the way saying that that Anthony, Davis would be the reason the Lakers winters, the title you need them both yeah. You need to Hey, hey, bill with one could have dropped shack or Kobe when we won the three titles. The answer is neither you need them both. That's the whole point. That's why they. Traded. Practically, their whole young core to get a D. to give Lebron a wing man. You need them both you can't make the statement that if the Lakers win it or lose it, it'll be because of Anthony. Davis they both got play and they both got a show or how about it's not Lebron James because we don't know how and when he's going to show up I know how does he is he not shown up? Yeah. I mean that's just a stupidly written sentenced by columnist. Trying to get a rise out of everybody right apparently worked with us. It worked with Lindsay I'll tell you she was on a rampage point talking about that column Right Lintz. It's ridiculous. I mean like you just said not knowing when he's going to show up or how he's GonNa show up I mean everyone was saying he had a bad game last night. What how many other players you know that are going to get twenty five or twenty, six points, nine rebounds and eight assists and no turnovers on a bad I am walking. Up The guy who's killing you, right it's ridiculous. Yeah. I, Challenge Bill to give me a time when Lebron hasn't shown up. Call Bill. I WANNA talk to bill. I know his job he he built his job is to stir things up in to insight. Yeah. He's got a good job of it with this. He's clearly incited me and play the way bill was the one who remember we last time we had been on the show. Bill said no sports in twenty? Twenty. there. No sports zero none. and. Now we have every sport, and by the way we've got the PAC twelve coming back. Let's talk about that next Mason and Ireland seven ten espn big weekend for. Scar Mason Ireland seven ten espn what is going on? It is the day after the Lakers take a commanding three one series lead over the Denver Nuggets in the Western. conference. Finals game number five. The knockout game is tomorrow down in the bubble and we'll have the call for John. What time is the tip Tamar six? For now, let me tell you this. If there is a game six, which we don't want and hope there isn't hope there isn't but it's at four on Monday they're going to try and get it in before Monday night football. So Four o'clock tip on Monday if they don't win tomorrow, they're winning good. They're winning. That's what we need. Yep that's what we. So, the PAC twelve after much. Hemming and high is my grandmother would say hemming and Hauling Has Finally announced that there will be a PAC twelve football season this year, which is a gigantic announcement at actually came yesterday afternoon after a conference call with all the commissioners and the chancellor's all those people athletic directors they all voted apply it's going to be a seven game season it's going to start on November the sixth and they will wrap up their championship game in. On December eighteenth with the idea that they'll be able to get a team at least qualified for the College Football playoff what do you think of the plan John Well I signed interview with Chip Kelly today the ucla coach and they said so do you feel pretty confident that if your if your team if you have a team, let's say team goes seven or now now these seems male cannibalize each other and no one zero seven but I don't even know who the best team in the pack twelve would be USC supposed to be good Shington supposed to be doing good origin. Oregon's the one I've seen the most the most we have but let's say so let's say organ seven now. And he's trip. You think that they could get into national tournament he said. I have no idea. He goes over twenty one games cancelled last week, right? So I think this is a great announcement. I'm glad they're trying, but we can't guarantee anything. We can't guarantee that I. Hope You know because you and I both follow USC and Ucla the kids get to play, but it makes big like Notre, Dame canceled a game. Yeah. They cancelled their game with wake forest this week. Yeah. I mean there are still outbreaks it's still going on. And it's the potential is that it can happen here too and the PAC twelve. Here's Larry. Scott on the more cautious approach and why they've decided the PAC twelve will go ahead with the season. So we've had some different hurdles, but we've also had I'd say more cautious health and safety first concern for these student athletes and their parents wanted questions answered and want us to be super confident before we're GonNa come back and play. So we are starting later than others but I'm delighted we're having meaningful season seven games have a chance to compete for the College Football playoff. Okay. So that's the key compete for the college. Football playoff. He believes the PAC twelve has a shot. Right but. We've got. We've got Larry. Do you have that Hori? You know big ten have been great partners for us all along the way they've all stay pretty measured approach to this but it ultimately was what pushed our decision what pushed. Our decision was getting access to the kind of testing medical advisory required getting comfort on some of the other medical considerations, and then getting the blessing I mean even if we wanted. To align with the big ten. If we didn't have approval from the State and counties in California Oregon, we couldn't. So we really had our own consideration set. Yeah. So John Do you believe that the big ten served no impetus for the PAC twelve to go ahead and play no I don't think the pack twelve would have made a move unless the big ten did I. Agree comply think that the PAC twelve is a league of followers rather than leaders. We have Larry Scott there you go. There's no doubt will be part of the conversation have a chance of being diseases. Committees could select the four best teams and they look at data and they're gonNA could be the eye test and all that. Obviously, we're starting later than others and potentially we have less games and other. Yeah, so it's going to be difficult if a team goes seven USC goes seven Oh. Do you put them in over a let's just say. Ten in one Auburn team. To great question. I think of somebody runs the table in the PAC twelve hard to make an argument against yet you can't keep an undefeated team out. But one loss like if they went six in one in Auburn went ten and one then I'm taking Auburn you know the schedule is everything right and I don't know when they're going to announce the schedule. They say they're GONNA do it early next week because you know if if USC draws a schedule that doesn't include Washington or doesn't include Oregon or you know doesn't include one of the big boys you know you're going to see. You're going to see a team. That benefits from an easy schedule. I hope that's USC. I'd love to see either Washington or Oregon off the schedule altogether. Here's how I would do it. I would just do it geographically. I would say. No I would say played the seven teams that are closest to you. So in you just to make it as easy as possible. So you would get the tour, Zona schools, they get Utah and Colorado they get cal Stanford and get Ucla. I mean that's how I would do it but I don't know if they'll make it that simple. I think I would do it. By having. USC UCLA play all of the pack twelve south right. The South is Arizona Utah Colorado and SE UCLA. Okay. So that's so there's five of your games. There's five games. Pal Stamford. Right and do you have two wildcards? Exactly. As a tradition. And you hope you don't draw Oregon or Washington but I think this is a very good. USC team. Keaton. Slava's demonstrated the he. He is a legit quarterback last year and I'm on raw Saint Brown is an elite wide receiver who's GonNa play well, at USC, and well in the NFL he is something really special. So I mean I think I think USC is going to be very good. I'm excited for it I'm disappointed that we don't think we'll be able to go to the Games. They've made very clear about that. And they're not even gonNA make an effort. No No fans into any PAC twelve competitions until two, thousand, twenty one. Okay. Okay. All right. Hey, can I before we go to Radio Tinder can I? It gives you a ray of hope in regards to the NBA please do the NBA has sent thirty teams A thirty two page manual with cleaning and disinfecting protocols to reset arenas for the possible return of fans in the twenty twenty one season. So I think we may may get some fans into some of these arenas. Doesn't doesn't mean it's for sure but some fans into some of these arenas whenever the NBA starts backup after the bubble. So the Lakers win the title hopefully, fingers crossed in the bubble, and if they come back in January, they'll allow some fans into staples. That's the dream. The. Dream. And you know there are a lot of it's you know it's going to depend I mean who knows what is going to be like even November six right in the PAC twelve is trying to start a season. We don't know yet. It's it's all just completely up in the air. and. I think the SEC starts the twenty first or right around the twenty-first. And teams are already playing now I mean if you really Oh yeah. Yeah College, football you can find some I know I ran into a South Florida game last night. There you go. Didn't stick with it, but there it was. All right. Coming up next for you is radio tinder all Lindsey pulled a bunch of stuff for us today. She missed yesterday that means she's got. Good. Stuff today Mason Ireland seven ten espn. Swipe left swiped right. All right. It is time ladies and gentlemen. Seven ten ESPN Mason and Ireland Lindsey has got our radio tinder. Lynn's got I. Hear I hear Chewy in the background. He's just as exciting radio tender Shui for it. Well, guys Monday was the first official day of fall and with fall kearns. Everyone's favorite pumpkin spice flavored everything. Exactly, kraft macaroni and cheese having a sweepstakes in which they're giving away boxes of limited edition. PUMPKIN SPICE KRAFT MAC and cheese to some other twitter followers. Are you guys fans of this whole Pumpkin spice? Craze Swipe Luster Swipe Right. Is, left I. Think it's an idiot. I'm so tired newscasters and new sets anchors saying, Hey, I got my pumpkin spice Latte from starbucks shut up. Shop can. There's only one thing? Well, there's two things that I think should continue everything else can like Mason said can go away. So I'm kind of like a half swipe? Right. Pumpkin pie needs to break out of we only have it at Thanksgiving. Is Fantastic I. Agree I love it. So I don't do anything that would destroy or ruined Pumpkin Pie. I actually. Think we need more not less. And for whatever reason mace. When you go to a good Italian restaurant and they have a Pumpkin Ravioli special. Normally, that's very good. Everything else is pumpkin spice overkill in my family we do something called the Pumpkin. Roll, Gina. Pumpkin, rollers. No. Bake the cream cheese. Yeah. You Bake a big Pumpkin cake and then you smear it with cream cheese frosting and then you roll it up into a log you keep rolling it. So you've got the Pumpkin cake and the cream cheese frosting all at once that is an acceptable use pumpkin but stop talking about the Pumpkin Spice Latte at starbucks. All right. So Mesa, if you. like you invite my wife lease at certain things in she ever says to you. Can I bring anything yeah. I. Want you to remember to say yet John tells me you make a great pumpkin Soup No. Now here's the back story to that K. one year. Her family is like your family everyone gives everyone else a ton of crap right? So one year they've put Lisa in charge of the Pumpkin Pie. And she screwed it up, she didn't Cook it. Right. So when it came out, it was like it looked liquid. So they nicknamed it Pumpkin Soup said that stuff. That's can soup. Whatever like three ingredients? That exactly. So she has excuses no matter what it is. So whenever we'd go to any ever any of her family around for Thanksgiving they always say Lisa, are you providing them? Tom Soup. That's awesome. That's awesome. She ever says what can I bring? Pumpkin soup. All right. We'll speaking of gross food. The Disgusting Food Museum in Malmoe Sweden is introduced. That's not a thing you made that up. So active, very real. Museum in Sweden, and they're introducing a new exhibit that will include a menu of bizarre beverages such as spit, fermented, wine taxidermy, squirrel beer liquor fermented from prison toilets, and a drink made from children species. Eating. I know well that. It's The museum director guess he said that he hopes the exhibit will encourage people to examine the relationship with alcohol by showing extreme measures. People have taken to Concoct mind altering bruise you know if you're in or whatever I guess you. GotTa. Deal with what you have or if you're you know stowed away on some island somewhere and you're trying to get drunk then same thing you'll you'll go to great measures just to get drunk people are desperate. Swipe left on this museum I saw being left but I will say that we have all drank hall in unusual ways and when I was at Bowling Green. The My fraternity house we had a bathtub that was filled with ice fruit and grain alcohol and we all drank out of that we called it a Harry Buffalo and we all ate out of that bathtub the entire night long we drank so at the same bathtub. then. Of course somebody bet them she. Felt, it was. Pretty Gross. That is gross but I'll tell you why man you get hammered on grain alcohol just hammered I'm swiping left everything. There was nothing appealing that you mentioned it all zero. I'm completely out what what is the point of this whole Stupid Museum I'm not even sure it exists I want pictures. While Kerley there's things that we may think are disgusting that in other parts of the world are perfectly normal. So I guess. A toilet than come on. With. Any would you guys ever try any of those drinks for any amount of money? Money how much you talking? Also fifty grand. Would you try the liquor fermented from prison toilet fifty ran hell yeah. Yeah. Oliver. John drink straight out of the toilet I mean, if you're if you'RE GONNA pay us to to do this I'm I'm ed completely changes the dynamic I'm just not doing it for free. Yeah. nutty pure prison toilets sauce to yourself. All right next one mark Cuban the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks has a radical new stimulus check idea that he's proposing. Corona virus stimulus proposal involves giving every American, a thousand dollars every two weeks for two months, which would be four thousand dollars in total. The catch is that Americans would have only ten days to spend each new stimulus check or lose the money. Are you a fan of Mark Cuban's idea swipe left or swipe right I see why it would help the economy because you're putting money into people's hands and they have to spend it right away at the same time. I don't think it's fair I mean I think if if you are a person who is not necessarily of means that is money that you want to save for your future whether it's into your retirement fund or it's into your kids education fund or whatever. That is parents health care all that business I don't think it should be restricted to only being used in the first four weeks. Well, I bet you I'm trying to. Think through this practically, like you said, it could be used for your kid's education. Correct. You could take it take the stimulus check and then put it in a education fund for your kid isn't that spending it? I don't think so you're saving it. No, your I I'm I'm giving it to a broker. So I'm actually putting it back into the That's interesting. You're giving it to a broker. I wonder if that counts is spending if that counts of spending it makes sense. Yeah I don't think it's necessarily Mark Cuban has in mind. But no I look I'm in favor of more stimulus checks I've got too many friends who are completely out of work particularly people in production. Because all the shows are down, they're starting to crank up again but they've been shut down for a really long time. So I'm in favor of stimulus checks. In People's hands. It's a little bit like Andrew Yang said that guaranteed income I think right now people probably need guaranteed income but I think Andrew. Yang's plan with similar radi wanted to give everybody a thousand dollars per month. He wanted to give a thousand dollars per month for life for every person. Yeah. Change things why to see how that all work out? Yeah. That'd be it'd be interesting to see it to try it. I didn't make it. Would make everything more expensive. The price of everything would go up again in the world of the pandemic I. Think we've got to be willing to try different stuff agreement. There are people out there who hurting there are people out there who are worried about making mortgage payments or if you're in business rent payments there are landlords who are worried about making payments on their buildings. I mean all kinds of stuff. People are worried about food if you see those food lines. That show up long lines of cars I mean people are hurting right now. So I, think you throw all the rules out if something like guaranteed income, I would be in favor of it for the time being not permanently but for right now. In last last one here. Real quick. Travelers arriving alinsky airport in Finland are being offered a voluntary corona virus tests that takes ten seconds and no uncomfortable nasal swab needed. The test is done by a dog. So after arriving passengers collect their luggage and then they're invited to wipe their next to collect sweat samples and lead them in a box, and then behind a wall, there's a dog trainer puts the take the dog out and they let them sniff everything and apparently they can identify corona virus. That one how would you volunteer to participate in the dogs sniffing test project swipe left or swipe right? Is this FDA approved in being in Finland I said. This sound like a knowing. Who He John The truth is there are dogs that are trained to smell cancer. Their concert only be a dog that's trained to smell corona virus I would be more than willing to help didn't take forever I would do it. Yeah I mean dogs do the most amazing that I read a story on the dog that sniffs cancer and their training dogs to be able to do it. They can certainly train them to sniff out corona virus and it makes travel safer. So I say I say yes on dog SNIFFEN. In order to find if you've got corona virus, that's a good idea. Seth. Away sniff away. All right. There you have it. There is your radio tinder for today. Coming up next Jay will from the keyshawn. Jay will and Zubin show this morning said something really interesting about Lebron that I wanNA play next Mason and Ireland seven ten espn.

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May 5th  Hour 1  Will the Nuggets Win a Championship Within 5 Years?

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May 5th Hour 1 Will the Nuggets Win a Championship Within 5 Years?

"It is a top text. Tuesday Cinco de Mayo top tax Tuesday. I mean come on now. Works out the first top techs Tuesday of the month. It's a Cinco de Maya top text Tuesday so I'm looking forward to see what you guys have for me today. I mean what do you think of quarantine top text Tuesday? The last you know last month or so is it. It's been okay then okay. I'm kind of surprised because people have more time on their hands. You'd think that have more time really come up with a monster. Texts people get lazy when they get out of their routines they get lazy and you know they're not as they're at a different. Maybe they're working from home. Maybe they're out working. We've had a lot of Texas. Let us know there. I work you and I have been in this studio everyday working. And so we're we're there with you. I get it some you a good chunk of you're working hell of a lot harder than we are Colefax. We sit here until knock knock jokes which is pretty fun and sometimes that takes a lot of work necessary. Yeah it absolutely is But yeah some of the texters. I think that you kind of get lazy. You get out of your rhythm and in a lot of you come up with your stuff when you're at work trying to avoid work so when your home if you're working or you're in a different works just a little bit different because even here we've been here every day doing all the social distance stuff but we have a pretty small staff so we cut that staff down even more? So it's it's different. It has been different. You know we've got a couple of people back into Mr Clark Johnson's back in studio studio the voice. Prep Radio and stay tuned. As summer baseball progresses if that is the thing if it's deemed safe and all at you better believe thirteen ten. Kfi We'll be right out there doing some broadcast. Because I know Clark Clark's I appreciate your broadcasting. A Squirrel crossing the street the other day like he was just in that mode. He's the broadcaster born broadcast. I had a bunch of people not a bunch of people. My neighbors mark good guy. Great Dude goes outside with this Kiddo. And they're playing. I don't know what the game is. What's the game yet? They're like little balls. You got to roll him and hit the next ball to advance it. Further Baccio sure they're setting up and then his wife comes out there right by hunter backyard. And so there two Kiddos and I said Oh yes my wife comes out Gavin's outside my son like pull up a chair gambling Colorado's legal. I yelled out of I was like all right. What do you think you guys traffic? I'm trying to get details on taking in this game here and I put a of pressure on everybody and then Gavin's like no. I'm done watching this and we just went inside early. I didn't even see who won. I have no idea who's who saw but that's just the way it goes. Nukes says I'm working but that hasn't stopped me from winning two weeks in a row. I say it's been okay. The guys that have been winning these things. You've been packing a punch but it's you know couple usually it's pretty for the most part we're pretty much decided by one. Thirty on top techs Tuesday. Yeah and normally of highly competitive day. Yeah texting day and I'm used to seeing a lot of garbage text to that. I'm just like all right. I can't even make sense of that. I'm not reading or whatever I'm not gonna read doesn't pertain. Whatever so we get those a lot and I'm getting more of those but I'm not getting those like those ones that really just pop and you look at it and say well that's great so new noobs up there now. Is it three three new an opportunity to catch up here today? This is no big Tuesday three peat. Can he get? Nobody's ever done three. Pete how it's done it new book you have man. I'm excited to see what you come up with all right. Let me give you some stuff where you can know maybe okay. We're GONNA be talking with nuggets today in the next five years. That's her power play. Sports poll question the next five years. How many championships will the nuggets win? Zero five to one. I WanNa look at that and I also want to look at the Western Conference and see where we are regardless of. What happens this season? You know you have to look at. What the nuggets have in the next five years. What's their contract situation? Look like but you also have to look at the Lakers and the clippers and jazz and where they're going to be as of right now with that with with their current contracts so those are all things that you have to take into consideration and I think on that no. I want to connect the nuggets. How far the nuggets away from being you'll maybe maybe being could they be a dynasty? Could the nuggets find ways to win a few championships here the next five years? And maybe the next ten years. It's all going to depend on Nicole. Yokich and Jamal Murray. I mean those guys. You're talking about so we'll get to that. Jordan documentary stuff or how about the? We've got the the big story of the day today presented by FM S. Bank banking made so simple free agent running back marshawn. Lynch says his agent has been in discussions with the seahawks about a potential return to Seattle. I mean if anything we all love to hear things marshawn Lynch. You never know what you're going get Alpha's next three minutes looking chart all looking at me. You know used to be annoyed by member. The whole I'm here so I don't get that was so overplayed not necessarily by him but everybody did it. I'm here so I don't get fine. But he's so unique and I. I actually wonder if he'd be pretty cool. Dude hang out with like I actually think he'd be all right. I think he is just. I think he looked at the media and a lot of guys get concerned with the media and they say how are you going to spin this? How am I going to look after this is done? I might say four things and then it spun up guilty of it too. I've taken things out of context. I've taken things that were said from quote that you read and it's nothing like it actually sounded. We've all done it. Got To try to be mindful of it for sure but marshawn Lynch said this well. It's almost on that. Expect THE UNEXPECTED. He told the ESPN Scott Van Pelt on Monday night when asked about his future according to ESPN. But just as far as right now what I do. Now I'M GONNA keep it solid Colfax from now on when I ask you how you doing. I'm hoping that your new response is going to be a solid. Keep it solid. Keep a solid bro. All right my agent has been in talks with Seattle so like I said. We'll see what happens if it works out. I get back up there if it is what it is and if not blank as h blake. I'm looking good so I really trip too much. You like when I read it when. 'cause I'm like the goofiest Cornelius Dude? You'll ever meet so when I read something like that. It's not as cool as it sounds in my head when it comes out. I like marshawn Lynch being in the NFL. He played last year. You know he retired up to seventeen. He just turned thirty four but he came back to the Seahawks to play in their playoff games. And I mean he was. He made an impact thirty carries for sixty seven yards for four touchdowns hadn't played in fourteen months prior to that. So if you hadn't plane fourteen months come in in two games and get a three games. Excuse me but you get four touchdowns to become a touchdown machine. I'll take that mean. Maybe maybe the days of him churning out a big hundred twenty yard game or done but inside the five yard line. I like marshawn Lynch I'm I'M GONNA take marshawn Lynch and a lot of those battles upfront against the D. Line pair him with Seattle's with the offensive line first advantage text line three one nine nine six three one nine nine six. It is a top text Tuesday new at twice in a row. See if he can win it three times. We've had that newborn it twice before that juice. It twice in a row. So we'll see what happens here. K Max is. He's still tied Dixon at the top. We still got a two way tie five for the overall champ and came back did admit that he was. It was false. Yes he was not. It was five still yet to hear from Dixon. He will not ever admit that he was wrong. I'm I'm quite positive of that. So I'm curious to get your thoughts on marshawn lynch like seeing him in the NFL. Here's another one for your Colefax. Frank Gore just signed with the jets. And I'm always talking about longevity and career one of my problems with Terrell Davis. I Love Terrell Davis. He's one of the greatest running backs in that time in five years. He was one of the greatest running back ever seen in five year span but I always said hey longevity is important to me and if you can put it together for ten years consistently could you see players. They'll hit a wall at like seven years and suddenly their production. It's just gone. I mean you look at Chris. Johnson played for the Tennessee. Titans for about four years. The Guy was unstoppable. He was so fast so quick but that started to fade any slowdown over time. Frank Gore has been playing for fourteen seasons at running back. He is third all time in rushing yards behind. Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith depending on who you ask. Those are two of the greatest running backs ever play the game. No I mean if you say Emmett Smith YOU'RE NOT GONNA get a lot of arguments. He also played for fourteen seasons though so he had eighteen thousand yards rushing. You believe that a running back to say I want to get ten thousand. That's a pretty good benchmark right if you ran for ten thousand yards in your career. You're going to be known as as a great running back not the greatest but a great running back. Do you do it nowadays. Maybe so but if imagine getting close to twenty thousand in your career meany almost did it. Emmitt Smith eighteen thousand three hundred fifty five yards. Walter Payton. Who DID IT in? What twelve years ran for sixteen thousand Frank Gore? Going on fifteen has is a fifteen thousand if he gets about another thirteen hundred yards he can pass. Walter Payton. It's funny though. You don't think Frank Gore as one of the greatest running backs of all time although when you look at his stats Info as far as rushing. He's third overall. It's crazy longevity can also hurt you there though because you look at it and say well Frank Gorman he's still solid but he's not gray right now but if he puts together three more seasons if you put together three more seasons somehow some way he's GonNa pass up Walter Payton. I don't know that there's three thousand yards there for Frank Gore mean. Maybe crazier things. If he plays three more years and can find a way to get a thousand a year he could lead all time could be all time leading rusher which to me. Nobody says Frank Gore is one of the greatest running back of all time I I advanced text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six new. Can't stand nick right. Nick right you hear him on Collin cowherd all the time with this Jordan documentary going on. I'm wondering if Nick Right Hyphen his last name. Or is he going to just take Lebron's last name? That man loves them. Some Lebron Nick right still saying Lebron without a shadow of a doubt is the best. Nba Player of all time. That Jordan doesn't get there because he looks at Jordan. Played with Scotty. Pippin who Scottie. Pippen was the second best player of all time and all that I don't know about that I can't even come Lebron's not top five to me. I maybe top five. That's tough because you have Jordan's number one. There's no doubt there's never been a doubt in my mind. Jordan is the number one is the best basketball player never do. It didn't need the documentary to tell me that number two and I it probably should be Larry Bird. I didn't watch a lot of Larry Bird. But I'm I'm just GONNA give into that argument. It's probably Larry Bird. I think number three is Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant is a better basketball player than Lebron. James Lebron James the better overall athlete meaning Lebron James do a lot of other things. Yes but as far as basketball. Kobe was so close to Michael Jordan in the way they played. He's very close. The closest thing you're going to see to it so I I don't even put i. I certainly don't have Lebron James and my and my top three. How about now? How about now when you look at these great players you know the The Lebron James is the Anthony Davis Onto Combo's Combo's James Harden. I guess how far away are they? You know if Jordan's up here and you say scale of one to ten. He's a ten out of ten greatest basketball players of all time and they're going to be like four guys in that category. The guys that are playing right now outside a Lebron James even close to that or even somewhat close to that to that those style to that caliber of play. Because don't get me wrong. There's some great players in the NBA. But then you look at James Harden could have been greater if he didn't really just give in and try to change his game. Y for the sake of how the NBA's rating officiated. I mean he did. He changed his game. Those shots that we see in the NBA now are not shots. We saw early both good and bad. We're not you know steph curry changed how you shoot three pointers. Reggie Miller was a sensational three. Point shooter but Steph Curry changed how you do that. They'll shoot from half court and have a good shot of making it but you didn't see like James Harden will pump fake guy will come out him and in heart knows how to like snake his body into a foul. And it's not a basketball show as well I think in the NBA. They should change the rule if it doesn't look like a basketball or if fewer fouled so hard that it made it look unnatural than yeah. That's a foul. But I don't think a guy should pump fake and then be able to lean in to a defender that's in the air. I don't think you should be able to create contact that way now. Getting DOWN IN THE PAINT ONE WAY. That's fine but harden learn how to do it because he saw how the game was being officiated that actually probably maybe that made him a worse player or maybe he's better player because of it because he knows how to take advantage of it either way he's not even close to that category when you look up. Jordan and I don't know you'll ever find that I mean you're never gonNA in baseball. Never GonNa find a guy like Babe Ruth you're GONNA find guys. Maybe tell maybe almost as talented. But you're never gonNA find a guy that great early on and really putting a sport on the map really put me really solidifying. Sport to those are difficult. Those are difficult tasks Yemen. You've got to be willing to do something out. Flat out great you know. I saw post sports illustrated so showing Dennis Rodman Michael Jordan Scottie. Pippen saying is there a better trio than this than these three? Obviously people have their own comments and I saw somebody posted Tony Parker Tim Duncan and mobile. The San Antonio Spurs I think together they won five championships. They won they won almost as many championships. As has Michael Jordan. They want almost as many they did. They want as many championships as Kobe. Bryant they say the group individually. You're not going to say Tim Duncan's the greatest of all time. You're not gonNA say Tony. Parker is one of the greatest of all time. You're not going to say manager. Nobody's one of the greatest of all time but as far as the trio goes. They're up there but you just the spurs were boring. The Spurs were boring. I loved watching them. I actually really enjoyed Tony. Parker really enjoyed watching him play basketball but they were passing team. They never had a quote unquote time superstar. So they were just different. And so sometimes greatness you can masked by how you how much of a team player you are. I mean it's crazy to say that I have a text. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six power play. Sports poll question of the day on this top text. Tuesday how many championships will the Denver? Nuggets went in the next five years curious to get your thoughts on this because again. I I think you have to what you need to do. Is You have to look at the rest of the Western Conference and the nuggets. You know. They're not even they're not even in those greatness discussions. We could talk about Alex English all day. We can talk about David Thompson all day and have these fun arguments of who the greatest nugget of all time at the end of the day. The nuggets don't have any of that. You know Michael Jordan might have said that Alex English was really great great. Well there's no hardware to prove it. There's no championships. There's there's no conversations of are they the best of all time. I mean. You didn't hear very often mellow. Mvp chants we're just now hearing Nicole ioka. Mvp chance bottom line is we can argue about who the greatest nugget is but in terms of greatness. The nuggets don't have it. They haven't achieved it. They have not achieved greatness going to the Western Conference finals. Twice in your in your history is not its greatness. Now all these teams we talked about the UTAH. Jazz didn't win the title back in the day. Stockton Karl Malone but because they were constantly you know. They were always deep. In the playoffs. They went to a championship. They couldn't get over the Hump because Michael Jordan face but because they were always there we know John Stockton. The car will owners to the greatest players as to very very great players. That's you know it's not just championships. You have to be there all the time. Can the nuggets start to be there? How about this Colfax? Thirty percent of the Hogan's that's leading right now. Say Zero had a texter earlier saying this. This was their window. This year was their year to do. It would have been tough but this was the closest. Let's get your thoughts on that seven percent. Think they're going to win five. That's seven percent menu. Just love the nuggets. You just don't even care. They're going to win every year for the next five years. When's the last time a team won five championships in a row? Spent a long long time back in the Celtics days. Yeah back in those days. That's because the Bulls won six but it wasn't in a rose three two year break then. Three first event is tax on three one nine nine six three one nine six. Go ahead and text the program today. If you are new to the show you gotta text. Kfta two three one nine nine six. Let's see who takes top text Tuesday on this fifth day of? May We'll take a quick break Nicole Yokich Jamal. Murray if you WanNa talk about how many titles the nuggets may or may not win in the next five years you cannot look any further than those two men as far as what the future holds for the nuggets. We'll be right back at the whole show. Top Techs Tuesday continues. You're listening to the hall's show powered by PD energy and thirteen ten KFI K. Ed Brady will be back after the break. Catch your day started right with up-to-date news weather and sports mornings with Gail six. Am to nine. Am Weekdays on thirteen ten JFK? Nick Ripa sports director at Fox. Thirty one denver. You are listening to the whole show thirteenth. And don't know if I can go with you there man. I don't know noobs saying Nick Right. Says Lebron is the greatest athlete in the last twenty years? I think you forgot about Tiger Woods. Greatest one of the greatest sportsman. One of the one of the biggest athletes hard for me. Athlete implies like Physical Prowess and ability and just luck of the dry you. Your body was filled in a very certain way athletically. There's no doubt. Lebron James is faster stronger. Whatever I mean he likes just a specimen of. You're right if you wanted to create an athlete and you wanted to design an athlete. You Design Lebron James. Could he be faster quicker? Sure but he you. He's Big Guy. Yeah like I always have a hard time when we say Tom. Brady's the greatest athlete of all time. Greatest football player of all time. Okay we're in business. We can have a conversation like that. But Greatest Peyton. Manning is not one of the greatest athletes of all time. Tiger Woods can bench press like he's a strong. He's he's strong. He looks more like a free safety. When you watch golf. He's big. He's got big arms big but I don't. I've never seen him in a weightlifting contest. I've never seen him run a forty. I've never seen him run up and down. I've seen him in slacks and Polo and guys that were slacks and Polo. I'm not going to say that you would if you do your sports slacks and a polo. You're not the greatest athlete of all time. No you're not one of them and I've said this about NASCAR drivers to it is a sport. It's not an athletic sport. You're driving vehicle. It's sensational Camille. I might actually get into it. Because we're going to have that whole you know it. I pumped when is that came back. Where are you I I need help like? I want you and I are going to do this. We're going to watch this. We're GONNA LEARN NASCAR. Yeah I actually am excited to learn NASCAR whenever they would never boxing gets going again kind of wanting to get into. I used to like boxing a lot. But I'm kind of wondering to get into that again so anything we'll go on some Jimmy Yeah. Wwe maybe maybe. I mean that was fun with. I loved it back in the day. I don't know if I get back into it. I heard that the fights scripted. Oh yeah apparently. They're predetermined Gronk one though we'll yeah that's scripted. I don't know I can. That totally seems reasonable. That guy that has never been in the wwe just jumps into the competition takes everyone and beats everybody like that. Seems pretty reasonable thing. That was a real thing fairly believable folk knew. This is the kind of stuff that might get you there. Man I think the video of him running the forty is hidden after his wife was chasing gone. That's the that's the kind of thinking that we need man. That's the kind of stuff that we need. I van is text line. Three one nine nine six three one nine nine six. Is Sketchy listening today? Because I'm curious. I told him to bet on. Michael Warburton over Martin Adams in the dark contest last week. I'm curious to know how how did on that. I'm curious to know because I'm helping people out now. That's you give me something that's happening. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. I'm GonNa tell you who's going to win I. That's that's the way I already called a local backyard. Cornhole tournament wants got that right. Got It right nailed it. Yeah so if you guys have contests you're looking for you know turtle racing contests whatever I give me the. GimMe the deeds and I will give you the prediction. I will let you know are on the rocks. Liquor Game Beer. The weakest from elevation brewing in Punches Springs. Eight Second Coche. I watched some bull riding right now. I'm not a big bowl writing guy but I would watch some of that. You know it. How do they okay? So what if everybody stays on for eight seconds is it just they grade you on how crazy the bowl was so. It's kind of out of control so out of it is out of control because what if you get a bowl that's like hey. I'm just here man to be cool work. I'll go back a little but you know I don't want you to give. I don't WanNa hurt you pal. So then you might get. I okay so you WanNa Mean Bowl. You WanNa you want an like me. I'd be like Hey. Who's the nicest bowl here? Who's the one that's like? A Momma's bull. I want that. I'll take that bolt but you want like a nasty just. They're not to just like a bull riding. That's eight second. I don't know eight second thing. I think. It's like a Rodeo type beer. I think it's definitely drinking a Rodeo. Would you ever writable? I thought about it at one point and no I won't today used to think when I was little I watched the movie eight seconds and I was like. That doesn't seem that hard. You just hold onto the rope and you don't. There's no way in hell. I would get on a bull no way we look at a bowl anymore. Yeah we used to run a run from them and stuff like yeah not like in an open field but if we had them up corral or something we would run across the idiots. We were idiots. Would you would you do the running of the Bulls Spain rather do that or writable? That's a good question. Probably the running of the Bulls me too because the the writing of the bull is just me on that and I know there's like the Rodeo clowns and stuff that would put some distractions but the running of the bulls eye could i. I'm fairly fast so I think I could outrun some slow people you gotta do and then they take and I wouldn't wear red so the that's apparently what gets camouflage headwear. Camouflage yes yes who. I don't honestly none of those sound. Great I I couldn't now because my wife would be like no way you can't but before may maybe maybe a little crazier duke some of that weird stuff. But I don't know now I I don't think so any of that kind of Rodeo. All that stuff is tough. What about bulldogging? Like jumping off of a horse and jumping onto a little calf a little one grabbing slate down the sheep wrestling Rangeland. I might do goat tying when I was little that you know what my responsibility was to hold the back leg. Just hold their goats. They're not that strong so I'm like done hold on the back leg. They tie it. I give him the leg boop tied goats done and I was like this is easy. I didn't have to do any of the hard work though like I didn't have to run down the go. I didn't have to tie the get the rope around him. I didn't have to doing that. But you're part of it is held the leg perfect. Okay up make sure. This leg doesn't knockout timmy. Done got that job done. I wasn't my dad. My GRANDPA my brother. They were all into the Rodeo. I was never. I bought a four wheeler the first chance I could get. And that's when I went on the cattle drives. That'd be informative that'd be that'd be course writer. Large animals out of bigger than now. Would you okay since we're here okay? Would you ride an elephant? Would you ride one? Yes I would rather it like a like knowing that it was very tame or just it's Kinda Kinda kick out of like ten days ago we've been working on it. You jump on the like you know those pictures you always see like India have those big structures on the back of the elephant that are like shaded fanning you. Yeah that's what I would imagine. You've gotta be like a King or something sultan or something. I don't know I'd be. Have you ridden anything weird like that like a or a camel or anything no I? I've I've just been on horses twice. Yeah I've been I've ridden a lot of horses and with them are good at it but no nothing. Nothing crazy that I can think of. I think I'd remember something greasy. I don't know how we got here but I want to highlight like I'm so I think that sports fans now were just like anything any kind of competition we are. We're going to. We're GONNA watch like I'm willing to to get into that and just check it out. What's the word on all this like E gaming stuff is that. Oh yeah that was going on. That's still going. That's nothing but social distancing Jack and just playing playing a different different sports or even the Grinder. Rousey is doing a call of duty and different kind of games like that. I don't know how she competes with other people but she she does then okay. People will sign up and start following that yeah totally. I still think we should do that. Thing I play Madden still once in a while not very good at it but can do the madden thing broadcast a game. Yeah it'd be okay. Why not but you're going up against you know kids that home all day now. And that's all they do. All they do is play. Man Upgrade players can't can't do it can't compete with that all right so how many championships you think. The nuggets went in five years. I want to be optimistic and I WANNA to say one one seems to be. Unfortunately that seems to be where I'm leaning now part of that. Is You have to look at what the rest of these teams are doing. You know because Golden State's coming back you know they were the worst team in the NBA. They're getting ready to get a good draft. Pick steph curry is locked up through the twenty one twenty two season Klay Thompson. Recently locked up to the twenty three twenty four season. You know curry will. I would imagine he's going to be a warrior for life. We'll see ambi as hard to predict Andrew Wiggins who proved to be a nice piece to the warriors this year and we'll see if he can actually have him through twenty twenty two twenty three draymond. Green has a player option in twenty three twenty four. So he'll be there for a while. So yeah you're looking at all of these Their big three at least and then a couple of their nice pieces that they've Alec Kevon Looney. He's coming up pretty soon. But Curry Klay and draymond green will be there at least together through twenty two twenty three season so golden. State's not really going anywhere. Houston's GonNa have Russell Westbrook and harden with a player option. Come twenty two twenty three so you know. They're they're they're going to have to figure out. I don't see that relationship lasting that long but we'll see hardener west both seem like the guys that will just jump go wherever the offers better and you know who knows what what they look like in three years. What the landscape will look like But again I guess the first thing you have to look at us. Who WHO's? The top? The Lakers Lebron. James is good through obviously next season. Twenty twenty twenty one. He has a player option in twenty one twenty two. He could get forty one million dollars if he takes that option but who knows what again the NBA might. The the numbers might be higher than that. You might take that. Anthony Davis has a player option after this season. So he could he could choose to to move on. You know he could choose to go somewhere else because he was when he was traded from the Pelicans to L. A. He has they had the five-year extension and he cited fifteen but that last year came with the player option So twenty twenty one will be his player option and there's already rumor that maybe he's looking around so if Anthony Davis was looking around. Where does that put the Lakers in the grand scheme of things? We'll talk about that. How many championships the power to place? sports poll question of the day. How many championships would you do? You really think the nuggets could win at this point. The World Kindness Pharmacists Talking Bull Riding. I see I love it all right. We got some bull riders. We're going to need help with his NASCAR thing. Though I like what names do we follow? How do they ever turn right? I don't think so. That's the one thing I know. Yeah and I mean they don't turn right. I've always been curious. Nascar people are. Help me out with this when you take a pit stop you're just then just what a lap behind everybody. So you take a pit stop and you just have to work to catch back up because everyone else has taken pissed off at some point right but you just take them at different times. So that's part of the strategy then Lino lightning McQueen never took pitstops. He would get gas in needs to be a cartoon well but there was based on a true story so he would he would pull in and that's the thing he never get new tires. Never get updates. He would just get there. Just being cocky about it. Yeah I think so okay. Here's a little cocky rookie season. You got a little bit better as as he went on in his career but he fill up with gas so I was always curious he. He has the advantage apparently. But it always comes down to a photo-finish still so clearly not taking pitstops is not an advantage. Because he's still tight again. My NASCAR knowledge based off of lightning McQueen cars. Yeah twelve forty one. 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Jamal Murray was looking better in that last. You know before we would we march. He was looking pretty good march in then. Obviously we faded. Their carry. Harris was starting to get his ballgame back. I mean we're starting to see him. Get Rolling again with this team. So there were some positives there were some negatives but I do. I think that a lot of you if you thought you know the nuggets third. I believe in the western conference behind the to L. A. teams and the and the Lakers and the clippers. So I can understand it if you looked at it and said maybe this might be the closest. But that's that's GonNa be difficult. How good are the Lakers? How good are the clippers? Well the Lakers were playing lights out. They really were first advantage. Text Line three one nine six three one nine nine six law stir is on the first of Anatolia. What's going on man? Hey how you doing doing all right? You know what just had lunch? And I'm feeling good here. What did you have for lunch today? Okay are you ready for this? I had some chicken Pasta Pasta. Yeah homemade chicken pasta. We'll give me some details on that chicken pasta noodles the whole nine yards link course dunk it out with a little bit hot sauce right into it everything just about just about man. Hey what's on your mind. You know another thing I think they. They could have had a chance to do it this year. And I think this everything just Kinda just knocked it right out. I'm a little bit. Could've got past the Lakers. I really do. Yeah I mean I probably would have agreed with you before Christmas but I felt like after the All star break. I don't know I saw nuggets team. Starting to do some of the things that Mike Malone was concerned with the fact that maybe they were playing a bit like. They've already earned something. I think they would've been in there but I don't know it'd be neat to see them in the playoffs but hoffer would they go. I'm really wasn't sure you take care of yourself man. Thanks for the call for sure. I don't know I really don't know. I think at the beginning that game before the all-star break with the nuggets and the Lakers played the Lakers won that game but it was such a great game. Right then I was said Yeah. I think the nuggets could could duke it out in the seven game series but then after the All star break started to see this team fade and then you wondered. How could nickel Nicole Yokich? Workup with guys like Anthony. Davis and then backups Dwight Howard and Javale McGee a lot of interesting big man guys and I think the coach better then at least when it comes to jail McKee and Dwight Howard but you pair that you pair them you know you have a nice trio there. I should say with Anthony Davis where it does feel like you. Just keep coming at him even with Davis's on the bench. You still have some big men. That are tough defensively or Dwight. Howard tough you know one on one defensively. Jamila Giza shot-blocking machine. 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"Explosions explosion very hearing explosions. Ocean's guys were back last time. We took a week off. We like lost ten percent of our listener somehow like like they needed nursing or something you can count on you every week. Fuck you out of here and the but we. We lost week because Bianca was doing her travel blog and that she had to post I did. He's he's out there and I walked you on instagram and left. I left because I had to go do. Oh a commercial and then I did the daily show which was fun and I got to do a great joke on the daily really show. which was I said that the Republican I said that the The impeachment trials about sex and goes sex and I go. Yeah Sex. You know the thing women want to have with you but we'll settle for with me and he was like no no no in rehearsal. He's like no no yes you can't you know you can't do that joke and he goes. Neil you're very charming and wealthy and I'm like you didn't say good-looking buddy body which I wish we'd done show like he didn't say good luck not again. He's better looking than me. He's three levels better looking. That's fine we all Wales. He's great people of seventy percent women in the crowd were him they are there for. I know when the international and they are wearing his ups. There's always a role of women and hitch off and they're always like in the front Tilles. My frantic took me when we went. She's like we're going to go. See Jeff Eno and then I asked you to get us better tickets and it was mostly women. He's a heartthrob he's cute. Somebody said he looks like Disney prints but like yep that's exactly right Bianca so now we're back and we killed coby coby. I killed Kobe. Bryant Kobe Bryant was the death of Kobe Bryant as a media phenomenon I will say. Ah I like the programming for the most run I the inside the NBA. Where Shack was balling Jerry? West could barely talk right. Barkley was like talking about how he cried. Rick Fox came on. Everyone thought thought he was dead for like two hours. Derek Fisher came on it was awesome. It was great TV. It's a shame to kill Koba cat. It knock it no. It's like it was great. It was like in terms of those things contractually all right. It was the biggest news shock since nine eleven. Would you go. Whoa what will hello lay? Michael Jackson was a drug addict. We all know it. Prince had had a risk had had the emergency landing like two months earlier where he was like ahead of heart attack. Most of the people that die. There's some warning me. I'm still not over it Whitney. I'm so sad still about Whitney Houston. Yeah but everyone says she was drugged. Yeah it was like a known drug addict. She'll crack and all that. Yeah Yeah Hell to the no now she was just a known drug addict. So you're kind of waiting for for all those people with Kobe Bryant. It seemed seemed. It just seemed like a mistake like oh there's had been a mistake of some kind like it was so shocking. It was his show. I mean. There's there's an footage I watched footage of the chopper. I think it was but it was really completely completely out of the blue and yeah and it was it was it was a there was no. Oh analog lady Princess Diana I guess would be the and then they were chasing her around and she had an eating disorder. There were things that were like leading up to. The there was a in terms of a story. It kind of seemed to follow the same story with Koby. This was the thought had as it was like when Sam Jack Jackson got eaten by the Shark in in That shark the animatronic shark movie with L. Colder Bolger. DVD's deep deep loose. It was like the most shocking death since Sam Jackson and deeply. Shallow out of no one watched that movie really everyone I one hundred percent agree with you. People Have Hawk Your Horn right now if you agree with me because everyone saw the movie never Sam Jackson gets eating in like minutes thirty five you know like what the fuck in the middle of a monologue. No will you bring it up. It's so funny. Why Jackson monologue deep? Blue's Abe Lucy ebbets begin and how quick can get that. Will they could get a whole lot worse. So we're not going to fight anymore Together to find a way I I god Bianca. It's like Kobe. All over you try to tell you. And that's like forty. He's on the post or you're in the theater. We're at the premiere. Somebody screaming the hilarious. Everyone was saying in like literally the biggest responsive ever seen in a moment. Okay it's funny. It was the funniest meanest reference it in a in Samuel L. Jackson beer sketching chapelle. Show fucking shark me So coby so the I mean the Kobe thing is it's just shocking and flooring and the real the daughter thing is where you go like fuck. Yeah God damn and the other families are like fucking God Home Hanley's just taken out but one of the families left both parents and one of the daughters leading to other kids. Yeah that's that's that's that's fucking it's so it's unfathomably said it's you can't even can't even you can't do nobody knows what you're going through. You couldn't even have it as a plot in a movie because it would be like you said. It's too sad every time you cut it this lady. I'm fucking said it's too sad for that. And the the the sort of the cultural things are like Kobe and Jonah get top billing and it's like also the others well that you people make that joke. Never die with somebody famous person because you I told you. JFK used to make that joke on planes. Oh Yeah I think what's going on here if I if we die it's JFK and others. Right that's I feel like. Everyone really went out of their way to try to. I can't it's hard not. It's hard not to. I thought of one joke very quickly. which will do on here? Don't knock on me any listener Jill that I feel bad the person I feel the worst for Nipsy Russell. Because he's about to lose eighty percent of his murals to me. It's a sad thing. The mayor saw the marathon in some cases is not going to continue chat mural wise it's not going to wall bianca come on grow up. Father and his daughter come among nuts. It's fucking he's got the kid it's it's over the so Oh and also I feel bad for bill burr because he's a famous helicopter pilot and he's going to have to talk about it every fucking day I think of his life to and it's it's actually really save. It's not as dangerous like everyone's making but you know when it happened. I I was actually flying back for Miami helicopter. Yes this is very lucrative. And it's the when we were taking off from my. I flew in the morning so it was like before he passed away and I landed. I had the same thing I flew from here to New York. Landed people like can you believe it. Oh yeah it was so we left Miami. Obviously before it was Miami Mornings. It was very early in the morning in L. A.. And he was like okay. Yeah you know like Hey folks. We're we're GONNA land in Manila and the pilot was saying that in Miami right now. It's one hundred mile visibility. It's seventy five bubble bar you're right now in La it's very dense fog and it's a four mile visibility like four mile. Let's like motherfucker at using using the jet stream to fly so when we landed and then of course everyone's like like in the plane. People started crying a uncomfortable. You realize like do. The weather's been fucked up since six or five. AM whenever I left La time. It was very bad. He was saying he was telling us how the landing was bumpy even when we were. You know when you're descending eventually like I didn't see the city until we were almost landing so will the lapd had like grounded their flights and they also the fact the sure it sounds like they just ran into the side of a hill but the guy they didn't have depth. Yeah they Basically like depth per se. Dar's yeah but What I did feel like which was interesting? That Kobe's death was the first time men. It was completely accessible for meant to be crying. Yeah and it was also the first Public death where men were like encouraged to cry because again then the last one was nine eleven so so that was twenty years ago and that was before any sort of mental health significance. Now it was very. We know how to explain it but I know there was a lot of women. Consoling men even knowing girls are into basketball in You know there's a lot of very large generation that it looked up to Kobe even if they were like. Fuck the Lakers so oh. Kobe was very fame. I mean that was the thing like he was very very he was as as he was the most popular player in Little Planet. For you know years and so when I mean I got in my Uber from the airport and my uber driver was fucking looking up. Missed two exits off. Sorry no and he was just like he was up. I was like oh it's okay man. He's like yeah. I'm just trying not to cry and I was like you can grow. It's okay you can cry like it's totally fine with me. And I think he did and then but like Yo we were on the one ten and there was an express lane open. And you know it took me a while to be like A. We're all fans of coverage but you gotta hit the lane. Can you just like oh I think on the express lane traffic. And he's like Oh sorry sorry I just mind my gun. Kobe has my co-pilot today. There's only one set of footprints stuff so it's like I really saw guys super fucked up for a few days. Guys who are not generally emoting. Coding yet used to the world. Being totally fine with you randomly. Breaking down and crying was really yes. It is sweet and then the the the it was people like we gotta talk about Kobe. I'm like I don't have have anything to say all I can. All I've noticed. Is that for like three hours. Everyone goes off faulk. We're all GONNA die why there's this sense of. We're all going to like fuck. If he can die. Yeah I can definitely die and that lasts for a few hours and then when you go back to thinking you're immortal generally the way it works like it's like you know everyone has come. Everybody comes together and you're like Oh yeah we're GONNA die crazy all right. We're GONNA we're immortal and he's going to go back to like well that doesn't help. It doesn't help long term. It does but it's hard to live in that space of thing about your mortality too much because it you just end up is not even depressing you just get so. Oh nihilistic that you have to remember like now things are important to people hey and life is important and the dinner he had gotta go hang way so I will say this is the one of the few times. Didn't mind the You mourned it best. I didn't mind either I it. Didn't it. didn't feel like grapes people. He was so popular. ocular that it was it was Har nobody knew him. So it wasn't like anybody could fucking right now when I when I saw you like. I don't know I'm trying to think about last two mortar. Best also didn't bother me was nipsy it just is like I was touched this brazen. Yeah it's like like all right. If he actually David David Boeing White. People was a little much was that was a little much. That was the last one. I remember where it's okay. Good because also people dress up like David Bowie. A lot do their own welfare Halloween so there was a lot of. Oh my God performance Then of course there was the how soon can can we talk about rape stuff with Kobe. which it felt a bit like when there's a shooting and they were not ready to talk about what to do about guns. Now's not the time of the place. I happen happen to agree in the Kobe thing. It's somebody got suspended for a writer for the Washington Post got suspended with pay for posting a link to an article that she hadn't even written from two thousand sixteen about his rape stuff And it was funny. Seeing women allude to the rape stuff. Somebody wrote a tweet. It was CELEB- female celebrity like some of the effect of like we contain multitude food. That doesn't seem like he was complicated. Ask a rape allegation credible rape allegation Gatien is a little bit worse than complicated okay. I don't I thought it wasn't credible. I thought she was credible. Okay Yeah I don't know why I heard I don't know enough because they that she'd like they found out she'd been fucking health people. oops I don't know maybe I'm right bumblers no you the correct but like it was other seamen here along with Kobe's that's what I yeah but I don't think it was a matter of if I think the problem wasn't I think she may have been the the. The vaginal might have have been consensual. And then after that it got a little nonconsensual and So you know what do you do. When someone has a credible rape allegation that gets settled out of court settling out of court is one of these like Michael Vick was announcing last night for the for the Super Bowl? And there's there's there's a Hulu there's a thirty for thirty about him. Also Michael Vick is a really good that to me is the ultimate redemption story in like. He was doing something horrible he got caught doing it realized like yeah. Yeah I was fucked up. That was fucked. That was wrong. It he didn't he doesn't strike me. Was One of those guys who likes secretly thinks right man. y'All grandstanded about this dogfighting you know. I think he realized he was fucking wrong and like work hard to pay off as he checked into jail early. Everything everything to be like. I like the guy who raises family gets when he does a fallow basketball game. I'm it dead wrong about this and people still can't let it go. Well that's a whole other issue. But they buddy Fox hired him. He's a he's He's a pretty big part of their post game. pre-game stuff like so that to me is the ultimate in did the crime. We're good. I mean we don't but this country doesn't really believe in like do the crime do the time you're good in part not for white people not for. I'm sorry they do for white people half the time why we will have a better chance of redemption. Yes black people but that that thing you did so with a credible rape allegation and I don't know it's a hard I don't know it's just a hard thing to is it any of your fucking business though like just to be honest. It's like I wasn't like if they settled. I mean if someone is a criminal but he'd have any of your business no but we have to say a credible rape allegation. But it's kind of basically you're the judge jury without really getting your favorite thing is due process think credible rape rape allegation. I mean I don't know enough so I'm not GonNa sit here and take aside but do you know enough to say credible okay. So it was totally. Totally known is like it happened. Let's just not take it to court. Because she was ready to go to court and then she's like I can't do this. It's basically like she was supposed to testify the next day and then they settled. She just couldn't take the pressure and she got like Docs and like it wasn't cool in but if all that happens yet why I don't believe in why bring it up. I think everyone's going to bring up something. Someone dies if majority of people are celebrating. There's always going to be someone's like but remember. Yes so it's like why I get why that writer brought it up. Because she said she was also a victim of sexual I don't if someone the totality of someone's character that's a big thing. Yeah sure a like. I'm going to the cops because you sexually assaulted me. That's a big thing. Most people do not have bret you. It has to be taken into account. How I don't don't know that's what I'm saying is how do we measure what's someone die? Most funerals are are are whitewashing from the big from the most famous famous. It's like hairy. Was He's GonNa Harry liked to drink. Meanwhile that's Harry liked to you. You know. Throw a few back. That's that's a code for. Harry was violent alcoholic everybody. Everybody starts talking complimentary complementary and and euphemistically and with Kobe. That was absolutely happening and five more than any. Even the people did bring up rape applegate drowned out almost didn't really make it didn't feel like it didn't I didn't even need to be the news I I mean I don't think it was it. was you know what it's again. What's the is? We'll go with the ratio of one hundred one in terms of Hamid probably fifty to one in terms of glowing to like you know With the commentary here is Also people talking about the Mamba Mentality was embarrassing. Aw I have no idea what that is i. It was just embarrassing. It's just like Kobe called himself a Mamba and like I'm a I'm a snake. I'm I'm a deadly snake and then people like that's the Mambo mentality whereas like just did we don't have to do this. It's a marketing marketing. Things Mamba the. He's a snake and they got snake Tattoo. Cute that everyone started posting Gerlad. I was like man how easily influenced everyone is girl. Dad's a great eight great. It's so cute. It's very cute but it is interesting. How like they would have been a good book? It's girl boss girl bitches rule ooh girl but there was a book called Girl Baugh. It's like a branding thing but it's nice that it's coming from men being proud of daughters Kobe. Even in death made a bunch of dudes. Like almo- almost dare to to. Yeah I thought it was cute. Yes it was all very cute and his support of the WNBA was good and going to games ames was good and the all. The Mamba stuff was embarrassing. Nike actually pulled all stop. Stop which which I which I appreciate. They did that for the The re- The people reselling his memorabilia. But that at a certain point they're gonNA have to capitalize apparently only like a handful of companies bought up almost all of the memorabilia for like five times the price or something. Yeah that makes sense. But they're going to have at a certain point they're going to happen. Yeah what are we gonNA see me put. They put a lot of money into that guy. Oh they're getting their money back. They're just GONNA make a portion of this will go to helicopter safety or something. It will go to helicopter copter fucking technology so the amount imagine just a simple mom-and-pop private helicopter touring company. I mean they're they're probably they're interested in in taking down. I bet significantly you think so. It has to be I I was I was a person either and like I've never been on one and now I'm like F I never gonNA helicopter. It doesn't helicopter seemed too good to be true. So they are. They don't seem like I don't know I don't I don't I don't WanNa see the whole thing at least plane's the engines like under under under a laden with design an engine Labia Volvo an engine vulva and But helicopters just like this thing makes us go up and and this is what makes us go left to right and you're like I much. CEO Give me give me something else. Yeah no and they're frightening and they crash a lot. Yeah that's the biggest problem is it. Hasn't the right bothers plane versus a DC ten right. It's a fucking big difference. What's his name The Italian the Italian Johny the Italian artists from the whatever a thousand years ago may know the Italian one. What's his name? He had the thing whatever he hit the helicopter. You're not gonNA find it. Isn't that different Vinci. Oh helicopter bring US helicopter after up DAVINCI helicopter. He knew not that not different enough from the helicopter. After how you're saying fifteenth century it's like right we gotta we gotTa do better than that and a AH. It's not that's five years the best we could come up. It was like we'll have a metal a plastic wind. You fucking windshield. Yes so like that Uber. Copter that Uber. They ain't happening. I mean there's one from New York the JFK to to that tragic fucking covers all the time like every not every day. But like almost like what I do I I get it. I mean the problem is if you think if you are used to taking helicopters and it'll get you twenty minutes to go somewhere. That takes two hours. The hamptons apparently is big one like the Hamptons. Six twenty five minutes in normally take three hours so or like palm springs coachella price to pay Jake tapper downside gang My ex hear about my experience Kobe. I didn't do the humour to best. I did the two commercials. Kobe was the first Nike Commercial. I did and he was nice ice. He was fine. I'm not going to act. Like he was especially Nice. He was fine and then he did do some impressive which it's when he had a bad shoulder he shot an underhand shot from half court with the left hand and it hit the rim. which was like I don't know I don't know that's impressed? I can't think of fifteen people on earth that could do that lefthanded underhand from half court and hit the rim. Almost at could come and and then I did a one one with him and shack where they were in the funny thing about them was you had to go to. If you wanted to shoot with him he had to go to by his house like he's like I'm not I'll do it if you WANNA come here. That's basically you. Yes I learned from him. Toby was my co pilot in that situation and and he again our and then I saw him at the. I think Dave did a show with Lauryn Hill at the Hollywood bowl. Maybe maybe he was there and him and his wife were excited to meet Allie long long which I liked it was like all right. Yeah like whatever they said Dave and then he said Hi to me whatever he gave me the old like the old Asian I honor you And But they were excited me now which is So I hi my personal interactions when we're fine And I can't I didn't have an angle. He didn't inspire me he didn't there. We did that thing where Dave said Cobaine sketch when he threw him out in the trash which was and I went on twitter and I was like this is going to seem like vision did did because they set that up down at the stable centre like a trash can and it said like you know what to do Hashtag Koby and people started it. Doing it at the thing I was. Did we right do this. Let's going on and there was. It was was probably nine hundred. Ten people like absolutely from the sketch because before that it was Jordan and we wrote A. We'd done another scale. Whatever where in I was going like I don't think you say Jordan Jordan was retired at that point? Ed and I assume people started saying Kobe. And then Dave did it in a sketch the next year throwing it into trash but no one had done it on. TV and like most of the kids. Who I never? We did that all the time from on that point on so hopefully I can make some money so hopefully a portion of the I make off of throwing away condescended. Indigent Trash Kobe. I will make money. That will go to helicopter research. Toby I can only hope that so so that was how I'm more than at best. I don't I made about me but I was more like I was texting and people were sending to me and was like I don't know okay now as I just wasn't sure because I would see it every once in a while. It was like three the first people to do that. Like I don't even and see it as like we invented. We gave it like some cultural encouragements. That's all anyone. AIDS is a little cultural encourage you welcome dot com guess. I'd do it all three for my little babies now applied to the comedy. World was our show fear lost simply get on our show. Fear made a video where he said he was glad. Kobe died because he was because he was a rapist. And then and then people started threatening to kill Ari. He said he said in a more vulgar way. But it's like that's like what he does. I guess first of all. That's not really what he thus specials where he doesn't talk about slugger no reason that's not I'm not saying that's all I'm saying that when people die he goes. He does a rude obituary so to speak right when everybody dies. Did he do one for Nipsy. I think he's I don't know maybe is there is a there is a you'll get fucked. It's like why why. Why people do sarcasm more than black people because white white people like we live in that world then bike sarcasm? Like we don't with somebody who likes don't we're GONNA I'm GonNa fuck you up right so good. We'll we gotta do a search class for you because I don't see how this is going going so bad you've been doing this for forty seconds. He just basically says thank you for the guy the pilot for not gassing of the helicopter. Good Job Hollywood elite. Let's just like a stupid rant. Yeah also if anything as if he cares about rape cares in anyway anyway. We need due process for rapists and. I'm I'm supporting You know a better rape kit. I mean he doesn't care about Rave I'm sure series against it but he's not especially against it and the people who found Kobe innocent in Denver were not the same aim. Hollywood elite who hate comedy was like month to fuck you talking about a and he's like. Hey that's is what that's where I read. I didn't even many said Kobe. Bryant died twenty three years too late today he got away with rape because of all the Hollywood liberal attack. Comedy enjoy rooting for the Lakers. More than they dislike ripe. The really are they weren't on the jury. So what are you talking about if you WANNA say. He got an Oscar because of it absolutely sure. Yeah but I hate the Lakers. Day fucked okay. It's just a or a being. I like liking a team is the corneas as as we all know. I've talked about this in the past like. Oh Mom fucking Leon. Razors three raiders all day. Why with their merchandise dis near me that yes I because my dad liked him play but I don't I don't play that and and so that's Corny is holding so coy needs? Yes so his fake. Like I'm glad and I bet he doesn't and do it again with black people that's my prediction because I'm making a documentary about this. It's very interesting to me which is like well if there if there's GonNa be now because there's better examples of this which is if you're gonna be it's like the Charlie Hebdo guys if you're GonNa fucking make fun of Muhammad you have to know people don't have great sense of humor about Muhammad but it's all just ambition. It's just like ooh I haven't make fun of eight beyond brand like well there you go. How the how that Brandon go? So it's a tough brand when you can't get a corporation to help you with your brands not not you fucked up branding ending wise and if you're gonNA play the game like repercussions that's the thing. Here's the thing we very much. Don't like cancel culture here if you WANNA say in do and make any joke at any expense that you want as a company. Let's him Netflix. You don't have to fuck a work and there's nobody nobody's saying that I should so it's like okay. There's risks involved if you don't want to do this. And that and that just understand at some point someone might not want to be collateral damage edge when you make comedy right you try to minimize. That's he did something that had a huge amount of collateral damage which is all of Kobe's fans all the people that were genuinely morning and the horror of of nine people dying in a helicopter crash families children like that's a big problem and again again while it's not like nine eleven it's close to nine eleven and there was a moratorium on nine eleven jokes for like like most comedy second actually WanNa know. How was it? Were you doing them. No we did we did. I'll get to that but with our e yet it's the so the collateral damage is you heard all those people's feelings and then the collateral damage the other in the other direction as you're getting dropped so but you comedy. Yeah Yeah D- You took opportunity way. You're fucking with a bunch of people's emotions by that's fairly. I don't know if it's a one-to-one swap but I I I'm not surprised and he can't be surprised either and he realized Zi fucked up four page letter which one the apology right. Every time. A beloved celebrity dies. I post some horrible shit about them. I've been doing it it for years now. Well then that justifies it. I liked destroying God's really. Is it a day anything and right when a famous person dies throughout their most worship so as a response to all the outpouring of sympathy on social media posting vile. It's just a joke. I don't really hate any of the people you're our east the bit of an anarchist and you know like that's just there's GonNa be a fucking there's GonNa be a blow. There's if year fine going so in that way you have to be fine with them coming back. I have as much sympathy for Arias. He did for the victims. How about that? He picked the wrong target. Is Easier when it's like fucking amy wine house or whatever. I don't even know who did it with your eyes. I know I didn't know he did this. So this thing I do. Whatever we don't know well you also served to be kind of like a more hardcore fan to know that wrote? I know he did that but not because I just like just people who we know him. I know he did that but not because I seen any of them a is that see. That's a rhetoric. That's trying to clean it up with the Mr Peanut. Oh yeah he's doing it. See this is due anybody's fuck in uh did it. With Sam Jackson and Blow Deep Blue Sea so so yeah so So that's let's you live like I i. Don't you got as much. You're going to get as much sympathy as you gave if that's generally the whole works And it wasn't a mistake it wasn't a you know it was just a Komo intentional. Malice it wasn't a lack of understanding was just intentional mouth so it was in poor taste and we're in a taste business but are comedians in a taste business because we do defend comedians being able to say okay what they want to i. You can say what you want. But there's gravity. It's like Charlie Hebdo say what you want but you guys are GonNa get bucked up. I think are it will be fine. He'll be fine. He's not gonNA lose any offense if he I mean he might get punched in the face but that's like that that actually will kind of work for his Plan Kilby Finding Entertainment. I feel people forget. Yeah we find. No but if you're if you'RE GONNA make jokes about Shit you have to be prepared like you say the N. Word onstage. I was prepared to get punched in the face. I was hoping it wouldn't happen but I knew it might and that people would be you like fairly justified not like completely justified. Then they would run as charges. Yeah well well that's all I mean it's like if you're gonNA find all right so yeah I wouldn't press charges I wouldn't I legally couldn't they've already gets like let's say hypothetically like stopped into a coma and they have it on camera again. This is hypothetical I know so. Then then those people would be prosecuted so like the system. It's like the system is works and then so will yeah like you know. There's a there's a it's a it's a feedback loop of unlike. Its there there. There there there are consequences for people's ship but I think he'll be fine. It was like there was a bunch of shit where people were like ours GonNa get fucked up to me and then I saw him at the cellar on Saturday. Wouldn't fuck did he. Did he talk about it. I didn't see him go on but it is some he. He'll be a system noise. You get fucked embarking. Nobody's GonNa go to jail for beating up of Guy Humaid. It's like okay. You listen to the listen okay you so so you've got your avenging. The death a tweet about a death of a guy you know you know you're right and he already apologize. I want to like no no. No there was like a seven page. It was like seven pages of it. That's funny so there's he's like it's too long to read. But basically he appreciate colleges also the troll is like okay so you just sit. Say the thing. You're not the meanest thing you're not supposed to say. Wow How do you think of that. Wow the trolling. That's so cool thinkers since there's a virus us out there pretty sure got it and and it's killed three hundred sixty people. There was. Yeah there was a cover up in China. They think it's a what do they call it. It's not a they think it's a they think it's going to be a local. I mean don't travel to China as a pretty big worn. I mean that's from from like the nationalist Vietnam down go man. Just chill our beloved Asia. I know I'm GonNa let Asia cool out for a little bit. And they love not to sound racist but they love a good cough mouth. They love a windscreen scream. They love of mask do they. Live a crystal Geyser Gallon with the bottom cutouts people. Can you find the Japanese people with the empty gallon water bottles on their head Chinese md.. I don't sound so I don't know I don't like these search terms but they're we're going to have to live with your search may come from just walking around the airports like that. I think you saw one person. No I have seen multiple. This is not real anyways but yes it's it's a lot of spots. What is it? Why is he doing that I think to just be? I sure. Sure not around with a bottle help their heads. There's somebody I don't know about viruses as it traveled through the scalped. The fucking doing but a lot more. I've seen more than like seven saga. So this isn't a Rick Fox. Rick Fox The the Yes so I don't say it you know is is it A. Is it a read on my house because I caught it. I know it'd is that. What are the symptoms flu lake? And why does it kill people. It just kills old people and young people like everything else but it's a bad respiratory. It's like a bad it's like merce I just can't it just like in just over. You can't cough it out because I think you'd like I don't really talk to my ass here. I don't fucking know fully. I don't think they we're going old and young people. Is that the idea. I thought it was because I was when I went to the doctor was like I think I caught corona virus and they're like Because I looked look I was like Mexico viral outbreaks in the current. I came this is this is a month ahead it before the hype a UH respiratory symptoms Red Bread to your brain. Well you better put a water not a water bottle over it. There's no way that's how you get to the brain through the head. You get through the scalp then through the skull and then you're fucking home free. Yeah they it's like it's an out. I am not that worried about it. I hope your I hope it's okay. I hope they contain being at its hysteria man. Yeah and not gonNA kill anyone know killed three hundred kill some people but nobody Ueno Will People I. It's just like able when I was so frightened but where you really just quickly pay play the I. It's like I am not getting able no. I knew it but you know on planes. you start being like I caught caught a flight. The flight came from a city of a country in Africa and then he went to Germany and they caught him back during the bulleting and and I was like I got we got so this hysteria it starts making. Yeah I WANNA say works. It's worse on women than it is unmet. I feel like women Maury more about stuff like that. The men do and I have a whole theory about why women are clean where women love cleanliness. There's the Halid dirty girls. No I agree saying like in general okay. I believe women tend to be more clean and like don't like Clutter Tena and my my smallpox blanket statement is that it's because you're Regina Zor table level. You have a thing thing you want to talk about going through the brain you wanna put a plastic. MIGHT WANNA put a water bottle over Regina because that's all that's a great feedback awesome great port for infection and illness so if there's garbage on the counter I think women are more susceptible like are more wary of it then guys are because it's because your cheinal again this is not this is a most couners hounours and yeah right yeah. That's a counter counter counter counter. Yeah okay lifted up okay. That's right by still right there. Thank you very illustrative my point again. It's just a theory. No no but what you think that just because you but what I'm asking you look at the way women behave and then I think evolutionary. Why do they behave that way? But what I'm asking is Specifically you think we are subconsciously protective about our vaginas Interesting as the thing that may be the reason for perfume. women are more susceptible perfume to cover up in general like a the a generally stinky body part. Not like they all stink. Some don't stink. But I'm just saying like I think psychologically directly I think that's part of it and it's attractive demand. I mean it's like an attractive I think it's mostly because attractive to men and women in one a mask completely human situations Karachi way artificial level. Your Vagina is smell like pineapple. It's supposed to smell like skin gin skin. But it's a living organism living work. It's a working factory but we want to. I feel like I get. I'm arriving to the place but I feel like we just WanNa appear a little bit above regular human functions like a Deity Deity yet to attract you not so much like cover the starring you know what I mean like. It's more like then like grief fairmount so I feel like yeah because I'm thinking yeah like I mean. I have a vaginal wash that as like lemon mint. It's called Lemme soil Douche. It Goes No. That's like eight nineteen eighteen eighties. People know we sell it. Did they do. But I don't know what the fuck is going on with that. No I need someone discarding. The China's self cleaning oven which is like if you want to clean the outside but you don't don't be scored shit up there you know what's interesting Ph. There's like an online debate of whether to use. Oh on your vulva or to just like donor go. Don't don't put any. So what are you guys talking about. And I've seen debates where it's a dude. It's like black people. White people do use a wash cloth cloth soap. No you just put the soap on correct but the civil get dirty soap. Can't that was the first one was ever in public that that white people use. Don't use wash cloths and blind. People do it is weird. It's the first that was that I will say that's absolutely from us. Oh my God. Ah Del hundred percent from us and I saw a promo for the TV. Show the neighborhood where they're like the the girl t to she is. The CAST is great. They're all these to shine fucking cedric and Max. Green get there. They did that joke out. Like like the I remember senator going like the the the Promo was like the debate continues like it's not a debate. It's an observation that me and my friend. Eight years ago that no one had made full stop like enough with the so. I will take for that to Kobe. Thing I who knows saying thank you thank you that Russia now. No Wash Club. Aw Weird I don't share a shower with anybody. Why would I use a wash cloth? We don't use A and medium. It's a stringent enough on my face. I use like rocky fucking thing. Iraqi thing us like a rocks sugar salty like a medium for the for the soap. No soap delivery system. No no hand interesting. I Dr Bronner's Squirt it. That's generally and I described other. I'll I'll wash the top half and let it let let the soap go down in the legs. I don't really go down like screw your legs. I oh yeah that's that gets a lot of tons of deals and the legs you just just like you guys are fine like what scrub your legs while because you have inherently what's going to happen. No one is ever looking at my legs and was near them. No one's near my legs if you'RE GONNA get near era too if you're going down on me you're on the I take care of that area but I'm not like hey while you're down there honey. Why don't you go by Shin and make because I I kept going? What if she wants to like seeing for me it's not worth it's not worth lot rogue rogue and endorsed Bernie and Dave Endorse Yang? And I think and then people got mad that Joe Joe that Bernie's campaign used Joe's endorsement by the way it was he said I'll probably probably. Why would they be mad? Because take joe out of context and say that he's misogynist and against the Anti Trans yes and who said the N.. Word just Bernie Bros so but it's Joe's endorsement is so many votes it's crazy don't realize like why are you courting Iowa go on fucking three three parties and all your favorite murder. Joe Specific endorsement. That's why Bernie used it. 'cause it's he will get a a lot of he can pick off trump people and and there's no downside I'm not GonNa if if if I like Bernie. I'm not going to not like him because Joe likes them. And if I and and do and and I also got to say like we're are comedians are the are honest brokers like Joe's got no reason endorsing oven just seems like the guy are Daves. I got no reason that George Yang Dave doesn't need a monthly income. There's snow there's no ulterior motives that don't need any money. Yes if I'm anyone to say your shit so like I think they're both worth their endorsement is meaningful now. Whether you think that that whether you anyone's owns endorsement ain't means anything I did. You Watch it in New York Times endorsement special. I didn't see the special I just read. It was so fucking sad because it was a bunch of weight it was there's a they have a Hulu. FX Show weekly TV show about the Times. And it's very good job. Is it like the daily similar. Not as specific we're nuts and bolts. But it's like it's called the weekly and it's more nuts and bolts and like the process us and which I don't think the daily is into that much specific stories so this was a they had the interview with all of the. They showed the interview process in their in their poor citing. The people who the New York Times uh-huh employees were so out of touch. It was like one girls like I don't know if he captures the moment. Moment are Utah. You're talking in a in metrics that no one fucking e that's a journalistic metric back. They also did it. Rally Show Bernie said some and they cut to one of the women on staff like roller is and it was like A. That's a stolen. Cut Away from something else and be. Don't make this fucking around Joe it's not entertainment fucking stop it. It's not entertainment so they just seem. I'm like completely the good thing about standup. Is you get a sense since of audiences and you can feel an audience before you even start talking and you also can can see another comedian. Kill who you don't agree with. Yeah and people like that. Why do they like like that? Why is that what is he representing? What is he or she their messaging? Why is that hitting hitting with people and like how big audience can Schumer get verses? Dave Tosh or gaff again or or four Jim Jefferies or or Jo Koy and like what is A. That's which I wanted to say to the to. The I wanted to the times to come and be like okay. So what about comedy. Let's see let's just pick something else like let's see how you pick things in another other environment. Let's see how bad your pickers. Yeah because I don't think you know what they didn't know what the fuck they were talking about and like. Yeah it was fucking bummer. So if if Dave and Joe if their endorsements them I think gangs too far back for anything same and and and Joe I think will really help Bernie I really do. I think he's a huge. And I also think Bernie is going to get the nomination. Now because has Bernie been on the podcast. He yes right yes so was Tulsi Gabbard and he does. I just didn't know actually got. Yeah I think and I did this. The part of the chat with Trevor last week part of the Wayne up cutting the the the The beat was trump is basically. It's like. He's so extreme. That now it's just GonNa be extreme verse six or six like it's just GonNa the extreme-right verse extreme-left because the middle has been eroded by Fox News and I believe that till trump got elected did and now I feel like you can't hide no so that's kind of the way politics going and then trump got elected and he's so oh he's so extreme and we're so divided as a country and everyone feels it like at holidays. Thor's I'm sure. There's a lot of fractured families around here. where it's like? No we'RE NOT GONNA come to you dad. You don't you're a trump's. I know that a lot of families are fractured on both people feel on both sides that I feel like people are in the mood for a little. Bit of a com- coming together moment. I think so. You think I WANNA go farther. This is like you're not gonna for eight trump with something mild. No I'm not saying mild. I'm saying that Bernie Bernie Unites People in back Democrat. ex-socialists is not. That's not uniting to a lot of people sure but when he talks he can convince a fucking trump supporter that he's actually in favor of him. Having a better life the fucked up thing is he is more in favor of. I know we're fighting unifying because most people have in this country. Yes but now. But they don't think they're poor and they think that like the only blacks and Latinos who are on welfare people on Welfare way. Yeah so technically. Yes statistically so I think that Bernie is a continuation. I think it's just extremely extremely extremely. It's the only way to get a rise out of people now is like fucking free college and we're like yeah. Yeah that's the stuff because trump so like we're going to build a wall and then he goes. Hey Free College. In order to even break through the annoys of culture it has to be like a the overton window is just wide open and and in the over to wind up being like the the the the swath of permissible thought or like realistic credible thought taught in politics. It used to be like this big and now it's just like yeah build a wall free college and free be the way you looked at economics. Yeah and now in the Internet World Bernie's has one point six million donors so it's like double double what all of the other Democrats have people. I also think people are like fuck it. The system's broken. Throw throw it throw fucking pour water on its electrical fucking poor one. I hate it so let me pour water. And he actually isn't. Isn't he's like the way Dave Joe or not corrupt per se. Neither is as the he hasn't gotten any legislation passed forty years. He like. He's bad he's bad he's bad at it like I'm not good at this lack me because maybe turn my luck around like and and I think also people realize like he's just going to pull in that direction he's not GonNa get shit through So God bless let's do some emails took Okay the first one is actually it. It goes to another another e Mail on here and I don't know where it is but Okay so Male mail okay. Hey what's good neil and BB. I'm pretty new listener. I've been busy all the shows past few weeks anyway. I'm listen your Thanksgiving episode about family. I'm black and data white woman and grew up going to private schools around a lot of whites and what I noticed except for the most part white people seem do not get along with their families as well as blind people do. I'm wondering how you feel about this observation and then there's another email Love the PODCAST. Dream is well. The thing that stuck with me. The most was neil talking about his father and family dynamics talk more about your decision to go. No contact with. Your father was a son realization. Did it happen. Gradually over time do you have regrets. I ask because I have a narcis mother and I'm weighing the no contact option. It's hard to fully end of my family even though they're very dysfunctional. So reading these two letters especially the prep school one is Mamie have thought that cutting off. Your family is white privilege because why people have so good in society that we don't need family that we can try. I've live without your without a support system and and I like it's like we don't have like just like if it's unpleasant we don't think well they're they're all like I think in a black family I would assume zoom is. We're in this together. We're in this oppressive a racist society together and no one's going to understand me the way you will and be especially my family asked the same economic background senator. I also feel like More often than not I meet white. Who Don't know their cousins well but I don't know any Brown Brown or black person that isn't like the closest home by the way what you're not saying is if a black person meet someone more than three times their cousins? No I mean in real be honest what is the what is the pretty low stanford black cousins. It's going to say. Okay thank thank you yes. There is more of a fan in an oppressed you need allies. And you're GonNa get it from you your family whereas in white people's like we don't need allies as much 'cause we have more money we have more credit we have. We were less incarcerated where it's just all the white advantages you know like I don't need to talk to my uncle volume and it or there's also probably the it'd be real fucked up. Yes there's also there's also the church thing of who am I to judge. Only God can judge worthwhile where like well until he gets here. I'm going to judge and it's the blind will bought Christianity as much as more than maybe any group in America like really bought it really leaving leaving it and abide by it and like the. They're good Christians like they slave masters I should they like really bought this shit. Yes God damn good job we gotta get ten more bibles printed up The so that's a big part of it that you can't right people off and I mean even like fucking Nikki massage. NER Brother who was a channel like sheet stood by yes. She paid all all these legal bills and he still went to jail. And you just got sense like twelve years or something. That one of the most popular champs episodes was was Wyatt snack was on talking about. He didn't talk to his mother or father. His father was martyred and he he didn't and it's like the one that people are like that episode is crazy because it's he talks about it and we talk about family stuff phen having problems with parents and it was like kind of revelatory. Because it's you black people don't don't they don't cut me off. It's not I think it has to do. With spite white. People can access anger. White people can freely be angry. Bible cannot cannot freely be angry because he'll get you or you can but you can't go very far with it can't go outside. Do It do it. But you're going to get locked up or some tasting. We can do the same exact thing suspect right. I mean but but you also know deep down by people know like thin. Replace a fire here. Yeah like I'm very game so I think that that is so in terms of when you when to say when with a with a parent or loved one or friend. My thing is you don't have to get into a lion's den just because people want you to. It's like if you don't you don't have to put yourself in in harm's way because of should because you're supposed to because it's just it would be better for. It wouldn't be better for you. It'd be worse for you to just how itself care at a certain point you just go. I'm getting nothing from this. In fact this is detrimental. Oh Yeah and then you go okay and then there's a thing in Alanon which is a not A? But it's a twelve step group called detaching with love where you you got like I have to detach but I'm doing it with embassy. It doesn't our relationship not working right now and but I wish you well and you're not going to be hearing from Maine. I don't I will not respond to your tax or you can just do a fadeaway so yeah we'll also a lot of families families I realize don't especially from parents to children not very good boundaries situations so sometimes that can be feel like faulk. I'm drought-like I feel so like so. I can't escape this feeling but in the end it's really like you just do that prison. No boundaries doesn't know your boundaries I think in some ways family means no boundaries to only means nausea average and. It actually has meant that to me until kind of recently where I'm like. Oh why did I. I've been kind of Nutley going through something if you're just having like whatever issues and I'm realizing that I saw dealing with bad family behavior behavior and having no boundaries with it as a sense of like I'm so good and I'm such a good daughter and sister her and Blah Blah Blah that. I'm I found a way to deal with your bullshit and in one hundred percent on my side of the fence and not even letting you know how fucking bad you make me feel. And it's like this weird PRI- private I I will. I'm here dulled. I'm being. I'm doing the good thing and then you look back in. It's like why the fuck is that a wise. How is this legal within in our family? How is this a like a house like the the laws of our family are Y shitty? I mean I was talking to a friend of mine recently. Who is he's he is black and he's starting to question the job has parents did just now? Aw and well yeah I mean again. Yeah but not even like he's not that old. It's not just it but it's more about okay. So think about your parents. Think about their parents. And then you go one more step and it's slavery so how high a standard are you gonNa hold your parents in my case. It's like my parents. My Mom ran ran the trains on time. My Dad was a bad father. His parents immigrant dirt poor thirteen kids their parents Irish just into fucking farmers right. You're just backward illiterate. Farmers Pretty quickly quickly so hitting yelling like what they weren't. They weren't very very tolerant people so as much as I want to hold them to a standard. It's a little unrealistic so so if so now the funny thing is with with now blind people getting more into emotional welfare and self care and stuff. You're going to have to Yell Mama. You're going to have to yell at Grandma you're going to have to yell at at all of these. You're going to have to disapprove of these people that were that are kind of iconic and and were sacred cows and untouchable all and and be like. Hey why didn't you blank. And then it'll and then you're going to see the limits of their understanding and by the way which is understandable. Because where were they a fucking heard about it but I feel like black people. Do everyone talks about how bad like how rough their child was. Not who more invest. But remember you have a joke about that that yet but it's a badge. Ajay of courage. It's a bad it's another like I'm a soldier and but now we're getting the world where like soldiers can can cry and there we understand what PD most social media's D. and you're GonNa have to confront your these people that did that really really did do their best in horrible situations but that failed you in certain respects and that's going to be hard and it they failed you in ways that like they couldn't have not failed. How how would they have known they were? They like your grandmother wrote on the back of the bus. Your grandmother lived in you know in a hose down to cite like. That's fucking crazy. It's crazy Z.. And so it is white privilege to cut your family off. But as Bible move higher and Ed not just liability e- every every every oppressed group the higher the more. You move up the the ladder whether it's socioeconomic or emotional real self care. There's going to be some sticky situations so I wish you all the luck in the world. I was you all the blessings goodbye. 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The other one was like she was got a promotion until the guy's wife heard that he he was kind of looking out for and then he then they tried to push her out of the company So her question is is a really equal or fair to use these things to get ahead being acute. I feel icky sticky icky recognizing the attractiveness flirtatious privilege. I have and then doing nothing about it. I find myself because of the previous situation thing. Commit men in powerful positions just can't help but spend extra energy on vivacious pretty girls. Is it the condition female part of my brain. That gets me thinking that is why and being promoted or given when opportunities rather than it's slowly being based on work ethic and commitment I am committed intelligent and hardworking employee but it always feels like with a man as my boss. I'm at an advantage manage. How nearly Philly what banks things feeler number twelve thousand three forty five well go has A? I'm a flirty pretty girl Most failures are pretty girls. Don't listen if you're not a pretty girl turnoff. No I'M NOT GONNA lie. I Dunno wipe feels icky first of all because it's not this linear advantage. It's not like white privilege where from jump. You can't even get away from it you know. He's less systemic than a white privilege. Laws there's not not it's not old boys networks. There's it's more about human perception just like there was. I think I've said this before but there is a just a dumb experience. Like twenty twenty did where no. Maybe I haven't had a four different people lost in New York while ago so it was a map and one was an attractive woman. One was an attractive man and then the other two men and a woman a fat four separate scenarios and the fat people people got infinitely less hope than the attractive people and then they put the attractive couple as a couple lost. They got even more for help. And the fat fund. Chris Rock the funniest phone joke he does. He'll never been exact pretty women never never know what street there on. He's gone to any pretty woman and go what studio it'd be like where am I 'cause they're sally. I always felt like I'm going to someone's GonNa catch me if I fall and that is true. There's all sorts of privilege doesn't mean it's bad or we should be condemned for it. It just means at least know what's up in the world so back to my point. It's not this the person's fault for being hot or another prison for being an attractive. We're all treating them pretty much accordingly and make more money good good looking men make more money. I think pretty women. There's an the like the so the advantages it's kind of the thing so the advantages you do get ahead. Yeah the disadvantages. Everyone thinks you fucked them. Oh Yeah so just be secure the amount of work be. I wouldn't have time to drink water and eat you be fucking too much. I'd be fucking can you will keith. It's just like what what mark's the door but you know what's next time we'll do a search kidding please. You know what's interesting is that it isn't linear in the sense that it works to our advantage advantage it works to our disadvantage equally as much. I don't know you'll never know if it's equal but feels at least it feel you can't quantify what can I know. Someone gave me a job of someone else. I don't know but I do know that if it's a waitressing it's if it's service job the pretty pretty girl is getting the job over everybody easy but I will say I mean I haven't done waitressing and being a attractive woman. Oh Man. I'm very in control of my sexuality. I like I have no problem using it not using it's a boomerang you throw it out it. You know it'll come back doc. Whatever getting where you get this rat race rat race get by however you get it how you live? So Oh my favorite black phrase of all time say to get it how you live. That's the dumbest hip hop yeah A source awards So when you are attractive and ownership and you challenge men and that's when things get a little dicey so it doesn't all why is it the blowback of you folks to get this job or they don't they especially don't like being challenged Ange by pretty women. I think because I think if you're attractive own it more men see that as a show no like as a power that they don't have like women do have power no matter how attractive you do have some power in the world pussy power so so you have already have pushed power and then you are challenging me my job or what I think I know I think it becomes a little bit like well. Men Don't like women to decide who who is getting sex and who isn't and so we actually. Yeah so we get a special especially challenge whereas like wait. You're going to decide you're going to not fuck me and tell me what to do like I'll bet you've gone too far. That's why every CEO in any movie is like a stone cold. Just fuck me out yes. It's very weird and I've and I've experienced incident I've seen it. It's it is it ends up stronger. Women end up feeling boys club a lot harder than a girl who's going to play the game. I think there is a type of woman who does both. That's when I like I do both and I fell both. I don't do both both but but when the time comes but if I I mean I'm not GonNa Voice might be everyone else's you know. Yeah I don't think I think that there's a I think. flirty girls figure out a way to cajole and flatter at the same time you. If you're a Florida woman you you you get an alternate route but you have to stay on that route the moment you come off we like the fucking go thing where you touch me and go I know you share. I don't like this new thing. You're doing yeah they do this thing on the you can give note subtly but you can't you can't come in to be like you can't change the town because is like what you're GonNa not fuck me and goodbye get one. This is very long and I'll probably got me. Hey guys I just want to weigh in hard to the debate about fatty. He's as a fatty. I feel I'm qualified to speak. This actually has a lot of good jokes in this letter. I'm six. It's one and approximately two fifty and I never had a problem with jokes about it a once. They were something I hadn't heard before or were creative in some way. Maybe it's because I wasn't fat as a kid so I didn't get bullied or anything and I put on weight forty to fifty pound last six or seven years due to a wonderful mix of depression. Russian laziness and shift work. I only realized I was fat. When my friends stop making fun of me for being fat like so fucking such a funny observation that being said fat people and their sensitivities pissed me up? I don't know if it's because I still only see myself as a temporarily fat person but the vast majority of weight problems are very easily. DIAG- notes no Steve Cake beats exercise. The glandular thing has been latched onto onto by a lot of people who have no intention of losing any weight it's a miniscule percentage of people who've Gone Calandra lear issues but only five percent of overweight or obese. People were diagnosed with Glanville. Look Glanville Laurel this motherfucker. The he he's trying to make me look back the H The World Health Organization would be wouldn't would be calling an epidemic and demanding mask ask studies across the board into food intake strange how third world countries where poverty is massive. Have next nobody suffering with their fucking glance. ghost-wrote this yeah also re relationships sex. I know myself when I was thinner. I did a lot better with women. And if a woman wasn't into my into into me due to my weight then fair play take care. I'll lived another day. Also sorry to that lady who wrote in last podcast talking about loneliness no matter the size of the ladies. Some guy is going to be interested in that I too because it served me because it makes you feel about apologize apologize vowed for this long rambling email. But you ain't get me to speak out loud on camera also. I'm normally painfully woken. Love it all people and a wildly aware. I sound like a bit of a prick but I've spent hey selling me but I spent all day on shift eating cake. PS Gender gender workplace inequality. My girlfriend has Polish born and raised and she tells to me that the That accountancy is considered a female pursuit in Poland. When she wasn't in the country long a guy told her in a bar he was an accountant? She laughed and the poor bastards face because she thought he was joking. That's funny chicks. Funny I like you and your girl. Anyway how Brennan Friend and what Bronco Tonko on go funk as fat Neil. He's fat Neil Big Fat Neil tape. Glandular Neil clause clan alarm Glandular makes you sound like you have a glandular issue saying glandular wind alert. Did you ever see that. That ratatouille sorry patent Oswald. Did the word fat where he says you can tell that by the way they pronounce B words. Oh that's fine go. Somebody made an observation about Patrice. This Guy Jimmy Martinez made an observation about Patrice. That patrice they were ordering. He knew Patrice was fat when he was at a restaurant. And he ordered any went like this when describing food to watch the video. But it's fluttering hiring where you like kind of wave your four your four top fingers not your thumb like In shrimp we need to speak about shrimp so like a rich white woman This guy's question was yeah. I don't I think that most people it's A. Hey it's a self control issue. I think that's the most. That's the major problem. People have with fucking wait eight a a a a pint of ice cream last night and then I weighed myself today. Not Fasting I way. Yeah but I ate of so. I weighed myself today to see how I what my weight was to see if I can eat ice cream anytime soon I overdid it and I went and saw. What's the repercussions thousands of this? I fasted on Saturday. You have weird food issues. Do you think do you overeat once you know you've eaten healthy for a little bit. It's just desert. I don't go nuts. No I have a pretty eight salad. Every day I watch and then the desert says IRT is where I go fucking nuts and I went to salt and starting to get a scoop the limes too long so I had to get a pint and Hatay take half of it and was like let's go all the way. Oh my God. I felt awful. I felt physically bad. I wake up this morning. She's on so like I when you say food issues. It's like I don't know. Aren't you aware of how much sleep you get. And I need some sleep or I need. There's gotta be judge. NO NO NO I. Don't I think people say you have food issues because we live. You have to be aware of how much food you're taking in because there's so much fucking food here that you will get fucked up if if you don't if you don't if you don't have what you would call food issues if you're not aware of how much food you it's like. I'm also aware of how much I drink. I'm aware of how much sleep I get. I'm aware of how often like I'm aware of the diagnostics. It's like you've gasoline issues in your garden. No when I need I go put gas in if I over fill thing and it's splitting everywhere. I'm like F but you're those are those are things that people generally aware of they don't need to be taught they don't need to be educated on. Yes if you're out of gas that's not an issue but a lot of people have a have one relationship with food and their bodies don't age well with that relationship and the and the you have to go out of your way for the longest time. I was always very very very tiny. Like no but like doc boobs but very tiny thanking God and I mean and I used to see people with like really really nice bodies liked my body enough but I'd see these girls with like defined asses and like nice legs and this and that ah I am I swear to God. I didn't realize they had to exercise. Yeah people think Lucky Eight. That's someone tweeted after this. After the the job is episode. Twenty twenty they the Demi about how I could get I can gain ten pounds like that not like I would if I stopped exercising and I ate everything I want it I wouldn't. I would be overweight. I can't eat everything I want and I have to exercise. Yeah there's no no it's not skinny privileged like you're naturally now. I have fat family members. I also when you realize how much work work take like. I just thought people are ordained like god-given Lucky looks great. Yes you can do something about it but it's also we live in La. There's so many any fucking exercise. Classes health is being like yes shoved down your throat but nothing about for the most part if someone's in shape and good looking being good looking but if they're in shape they did some very few people are just naturally now ripped naturally even toned. Some people are naturally toned. But like even you know it's funny like good looking the amount of women in who don't have naturally straight hair is sort of shocking when you when you like dig down a little bit when it's like you'll be dating a girl for a while I've dated women for like a a long time and then they're like oh I have to go blow up my hair and I'm like wait. That's not your natural hair fucking. Yeah most girls. It's like if they're good looking. They're doing something good looking at in shape. They're doing something so so it's not easy and it's not a a it's not a given goodbye you've got to Neil and banks love the fucking show. Yada Yada Yada R. S. T. L. Eleni. That's the the great got a question for my favorite race sex and comedy conscious Bros.. Next month I'm going to Africa to Climb Kilimanjaro. We're going through a company which is required and like all these organizations. They employed guides cooks and porters which are Kilimanjaro equivalent to ever Sherpas to carry shit up the mountain on our trip. There will be twelve Americans in over fifty porters who are generally poor Tanzanian locals. They are paid. You do tip them and the company company. We're using advertisers heavily that they treat their puertas particularly well however as an affluent white. I feel conflicted between the fact that they are getting paid versus the imagery imagery poor colored people slavishly hauling your asset amount Maybe you say people of Color next time meal race relations connoisseur sewer and Banke with your experiences in Third World countries. What are all your thoughts? How Neil Philly what Pinky Thinki- poor colored more collar people slave slavishly tough sentences? That was a tough sentence. I had to roll the window up on that sentence. ooh We gotTA GET OUTTA here. You're going to get us all you're going to get us. You're going to get our dry. You'RE GONNA drop by commercial metalitz awkward. No no banks you WANNA go. I totally get the optics optics are probably GonNa look and feel bad at first to the affluent white guy but I feel like you know once you start climbing up the mound. You're going to be very happy there. And you're not gonNA fuck what color they are you know and I don't I don't think he feels bad. I don't think he's like I wanna carry between the fact that they were getting paid versus versus the imagery of poor colored people hauling my shit up the mountain right. I think that that I think he's never gonNa feel great about it. It's like the cleaning ladies. Yeah you're never like hotel. It sounded like this is a great relationship. Then I'm all the way comfortable with it's always like Mullany and crawl had the best joke in a hello. I think they probably only did it one night but but they did a joke they like. It's uncomfortable comfortable when you're cleaning lady brings her son which is like fucking joke. But so I I. It's never all you can do in these situations is just tip them heavily heavily heavy ellie like it's they live in at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. There's not a Lotta industry there. There's not a lot of natural resource. They're they're they're they're they're getting it how they live. Basically they're they're doing. They're getting in how they live. That's that's their only option. It's much like Labor in in a in Bangladesh or in in Vietnam or or Taiwan. Like yes is it is a dollar a day enough. No but these are the best jobs in their area so a lot of life especially in a capitalist world is taking advantage of of people's what can only be described as like natural bad luck they have the misfortune to be born in spot like there's a complete hierarchy in the world and as an American yeah white American fantastic but just an American with American passport. When you leave America you are cream of the crop? Especially if you're black American where rare. Yeah because they were like I've seen you on TV black American. Oh my God let me start Smith you know like when I lived in Germany. This guy made me translate all these talk songs in German. Grew as like no problem dude But like when I go to Mexico if she's if if shit cost the same is it doesn't la. I'm a little annoyed. Yeah and I'm like. Oh you expect to take advantage vantage of a situation. It's like the a cleaner example is when the dollar strong versus a foreign currency. And you go there and you expect to pay less. Do I feel bad for the country. I don't know I don't I don't so all you can do like I tip any cleaning person. Well I tip. I try to people as much as I fucking can. If I'm not comfortable with the not even like I'm nots. If you're fortunate spread it around so this guy is fortunate enough to travel to Walk Mountain to hike. That's audience. Yeah that's some pretty. You're doing pretty well in the world. It's like I had a tweet one time if your view on if you're on top of an elephant things things are either going great in your life or terribly. No it's one or the other you're either they're on vacation or its your fucking a number one form of transportation like there's no tip people will tip people like in a way that it almost hurts you and also don't don't get too caught up in this port. Yeah my guess. Is The guy all the Sherpas. All the Puertas are happier than you. Yeah I mean that's what I tell myself. There's one wasn't as I don't know if it was a random standup comic view. These African Guy who like I come here everyone one all the commercials show Africa with like little boys in house with flies on their face. He's like that's not Africa. America do at this age. That is sad but I think it's I think you'll be fine. And also those people are employed. They have to have a job. They have regular regular work but tip them beyond normal tip them in 'em normally way goodbye Abnormally abnormally lab. Normal Jay here again. I wanted to see what you guys think about an experience of going through. I'm in the military and very liberal. I knew I I would be a bit of a rarity but the thing that has puzzled me is the fact that most of the army is conservative and they mainly come from poor small homogeneous communities. What did you think? Think about the fact that there are poor people who will defend the riches interests that in most cases against their self interest. Why do you think people who have never experienced socialism awesome? Hey thanks again four. The pockets match pockets. The only been getting better since the masters endorsement deal. I don't know what the Nice to deal with any of them on your podcast. One I've listened to Because a a lot of conservative values versus liberal values is and I'm trying to formulate in this is to a joke but it's such a dense premise. which is who do I want to believe? I am who I want to believe I am. Republicans are like like I'm a rugged individual and I do think I get things done on my own and I work harder than anybody and the poor people are just lazy. I'm a hard worker and I can take care of myself. And I'm self sufficient and I'm a rugged outdoorsmen and I need A. I need a pickup truck. Even though I never put shit in the fucking Kerry area it's just I put my my son my daughter in the back. I'm a dad and and I believe with guns John's and I believe that we gotta put America for just all this stuff of like what Iraq. Yeah who do. I want to believe I am A- and all the guys in the military want to believe that they're rugged individuals but what they fail realize is and I turned it down. Military Garin about say is that a lot of the military terry is a form of socialism. Because we don't need a military this big so these guys are living off of the government teat. Heat you can turn it back up so data. It's the people who like I don't I don't I don't believe in government different state keep the government out of my healthcare. How about how about Medicare that I like that? They don't realize that that's their healthcare. They don't realize that that is the government in their healthcare. Okay because they don't want to believe that they're the kind of person who needs held out. But it's just it's also the fact that now conservatives and the right you know we talked about it before they started courting invention djelic goals and now it's cultural. It's it's entirely. It's what do I wanNA. I believe I protect the baby's not if they're Mexican but I protect it's like who do I want to believe I am so parents are conservative. And it's like everybody it's like and it's also like if you're if you're in the military liberals Berle's are for lack of a better term fag their sissies their sissies there they believe in diplomacy of Rural Liberal Burrel Jew. Boy just they're just like a it's a it's a slur to call someone a liberal. It just means like me like they got I. Classes and the liberal elite meanwhile mostly techs deliver. I am a textbook liberal Yoga. Do you can't glasses insured it. I'm liberal like I'm a fucking absolute dyed-in-the-wool liberal because I want to believe I it's about what I want to believe in like of care about the earth and I support women to animals and I believe in sustainability and I think that we like the black lives matter and like it's nauseating to me n me. Yes so even liberals well. There's the the material you want a good one. So you never our satellite self-satisfied as we are we're not liberal stuffy we're not even a little satisfied satisfied because there is no satisfactory action. They've never finished marathon continue. But I guess it's continuing but if you have that exact same outfit on any which is cam. Oh you would still look. I did a thing at the now. If I take my glasses off. No you can't take your heart and put on a mega hat. I look like white trash. Absolute trailer guy but you have to lose the glasses. They're very well. BIZZARE shop needs to be shop classes. These ones especially these around the square ones absolutely in San Francisco Liberal Pelosi special. You'd be the one at the KKK meeting that they're suspicious of. Hey man you saw his glasses otherwise the Talian go. Yeah so so yeah. I don't so insane. What social I don't WanNa believe? I need help. People don't want to believe that they need help they. It's it's a Christian nation. Wink Wink Wink. But I ain't. This ain't it ain't socialism socialized medicine. Okay it's people don't WanNa believe no one wants to believe that they're hypocrites wants to believe that lapsed or a piece of shit like our week or less than I need help. Help me while. Don't pay a whole army. The idea of a military is a collective force. It's not none of them. Are even seal teams are on a team. It's all it's collective no man left behind we take care of the it's all the you know but they think it's the drill. Sergeant is like No. It's not like I'm walking are that's fucking the military. We're all going to sleep in bunks together and we're all GONNA shower and it's camp. It's like so tell the guys that goodbye hit you've got mail. I'm reading to this one. R. S. T. N. L. E.. That's not in its that's consonants. Only nine news. What is it is a nice of them so it again? You didn't do it with any rhythm well I was confused are se l. any. It's kind of hard to say R. S. T. N. E.. Why don't the feelers get to see you on the big screen? Don't you turn down roles or are you exclusively a writer who the fuck talking to talking to me. I think it's like like I don't turn down roles. I'm not exclusively right. They don't they. Don't see me on the big screen because people think because I don't have like silly clowney energy that I can't act so you're in that movie year a year ago I was in the movie to witness thing and then I was in the Tom. Hardy played is. It just hasn't come out yet so but I'm getting like I mm fifteen lines or some cool but I think it's going I don't. It's something tells me it's not going to get a big release soup for Yeah like I can do it they it. Would you want to be goofy though. D One of role I I would be be fun to play like it would be fun for me to play a PERV. I like them like that guy would be fun yet And but I wouldn't. I'm too old old like. Hey guys what's up like Bryan Cranston and Malcolm in the Middle Dad. I didn't watch very. I don't like guys. Would you keep it down down there. You'd be so good what I'm sure I could do it but they don't. It's my friends who don't put me and shit that's like okay. Well it makes sense because if you don't I don't have that energy. They're not going to be like I know he can do this. Keenan Thompson was like. I didn't think you wanted to do shit. Yeah so I don't know like even though I been in sketches with also Keenan came to the store and apparently is a very nice dipper. He's great guy to Keenan's do you ever hear the story about Kevin Chrissy serve Akina. So Cab Kevin got hacked. Kevin Keenum infants like ten twelve fifteen years data pilots them and Kevin got hacked and like the Nigerian Prince Scam. Like I'm in low. Keenan sent money to try to bail him out. That's how like a good good. A Dude keenness than he actually sent to somebody in London to get Kevin out of a bad situation situation. That's a really good guy. That's a good friend. Yeah this is great. I didn't even double check. I didn't even call you to your pledge. Thanks folks Keenan. Everything's real yeah. I'm sure he's a great good. Bye Rhythm GimMe Base Gimme volume. Hey Girl Dad you've got mail. Hey Neil and Bianca first of all I just want to say your show is one of my favorite to listen to and I look forward or to to it every week as ecology major three. Mike's instantly became one of my favorite standup specials so anyways in some of his recent standard Davis thrown subliminal shots at shows that came after the show run late key and Peele Schumer show as the show runner of Chapelle Show I. I was wondering your opinion on the topic. Do you agree with Dave that they did your show every week do you disagree and if so why while this question is addressed. I'd love to hear ear Bianca's thoughts at the same time and I. We're doing comedy. I you completely disagree with Dave. I got in touch with Keegan Jordan and told them that I thought it was petty and incorrect and we'd Chapelle show Robert Townsend Dennis shoves almost identical show. We didn't knowingly. Do it like that. But in Britain they had again. It's just like what can you do yet. I just thought it was petty and Dave thinks he is I will say Dave thanks chaplain stole from. Yeah I just disagree and whatever that well you know I disagree with him about stuff but yet still front. That's it's called French. You don't disagree with everybody about anything including yourself. There's so many people that I disagree with that. I'm still friends but also ridges decision to meet meet rape credible rape allegations credible rape allegations. Also you guys set a like like a format you know. There's a lot of people who can do a format and then you think that I wasn't but Robert Townsend had done the format before us and I'm sure somebody did it before for him. It doesn't I think in in Jordan Keegan's case they once you see that format it's hard to do a different format Ormoc. It's hard to be like. No no no I remember people going like when I remember the S. and L. People being like fuck when they saw the format. Like you guys. Let's get to cover so much. Before you cut to the sketch that they have to spend a minute and a half establishing the logic of and we can just go. Here's the setup. Let's get to some punch lines instead of like. We're an office building. I am this guy I am as person like like flat-footed also does it matter who came up with the format doesn't was Dave was saying it's lake. I think he did a line where he's like so many different as feelings. That Jordan Keegan got credit for creating their show Dave's like basically saying like I did. But meanwhile he even though heating triple-triple himself let's not even pay attention to that skip But yes just like like what are you talking about. But that's like if in living color. What's his face Keane? Would no no no if if Lorne Michaels was mad. That in living color didn't credit him. Of course something you know it was blake so it was just nonsense and I said that was the context so he was just he said it hurts my feeling it was just like my. Maybe because he didn't get a shoutout or something. Sorry what kind of shoutout today of gun every episode. They've given him a shout-out call like they'll show it but again it wasn't our format to begin with somebody else had done it before us. So why is it me and Dave's popularized him. Yeah no we didn't I mean yeah we just you I mean you we did was the most popular version of that format. Yes So but it wasn't a foreign we created. I don't think anybody owes US anything as a result by Bianca obligatory fan preamble. Aw I've been dating for about two months and it's going well my family's going on a cruise this summer and I'm able to bring a plus one. I mentioned the trip to her on one of our first dates but it hasn't come up since my father's finalizing ticket Info and needs an answer in the next week or two while she would need to plan while she would need to plan time off off work as well. I feel it is too early and we'll probably go so low or bring one of my friends. Deborah I'm a bit concerned. How would feel if I didn't invite her at all in general? I'm curious how Neil Phelan pink thanks about appropriate minimum length of relationship before inviting someone on a family trip especially with the pissing the other personnel. Thanks that's a great question it's great and it's You go first because I have some thoughts. Okay sound putting myself in this position and I love a good trip so I would if I was her. If I was actually heard not like voter I would that your your Upcoming crews would be on my mind and I would think Oh. I wonder if he's going to ask me or not. So I think you should address it because also if you're like me I wouldn't want you to plug me in so early to a trip in the summer and then feel like let's say in two months we're not getting along but I'm like fuck the Damn family went on. I was dating this guy for a few months a long time ago. And we went to his MOM's wedding it was like a small wedding and his mom is getting remarried and I purposely stayed out of all the photos I don't I don't want and then but it's like get in here I don't you don't you want me. You also also don't want explain it like what if we don't work when everyone's posing bravado. This is not just Matt Bro Right. So don't discount. Maybe her cautiousness also conversation. I think you gotta be very careful and this goes to a This is a smallpox blanket statement. It's a new theory about women. Gray women do not take AAC when they're thinking about how you feel about them they don't take the totality of all of your behavior and interactions actions. They take the nicest thing you've done if they're in a good mood or the meanest thing you've done if they're in a bad mood and a lot of the times with the trip it's hard for a woman to go on a trip and not make trip assumptions and not make let me. You don't take someone on A. I was talking about him out at this weekend. Like you can't go. You can't if you take a woman on a trip it's like were were fucking. Were probably going to get married. Like the likelihood of you getting married goes up because they're using that as like that's what he thinks of me instead of like well. We went on a trip one weekend but the rest of the time we just kigundu. It's it becomes. That's what he thinks of me and there's not much so you just have to be careful with being the how that taking her on a trip and thinking that solidifies the relationship more is what. How does that play into the totality polity of how he treats it? Because it's like the seventy thirty six like if I take fi take if I took a woman to the to the Kennedy Center. It's like everything is in a relationship so in everyone's married. It's like taking a girl to a wedding that how how will you started it with women. Either take the worst of the best thing right. What are you saying about? The vacation becomes the best thing and that becomes the that becomes gums. Your Mamer logo. Or that's your that's kind of what the that's the emotional tenor of the relationship. which is like money? Commitment time together exotic romantic it just becomes that instead of what most of the relationship is eaten eaten TV FAC in fucking talking. He's taking her on. His parents are taking him. But I'm just saying I don't think she's going to her body's not GonNa take that into consideration. I do think you're right. Yeah it does make the relationship more more feels like okay now. We're actually in a relationship. Yes because you're just taking that you're not taking thing we've been. I WANNA guy weed seem to see each other people. We talk every text every five day like there. There's other things that should be. You put into consideration that are tossed. Oh really you think that the trip is GonNa solidify more than anything else. He's he's done. I I would bet my house that the triple do. That's the joke that I'm going to do is that's why sometimes when a woman a guy shoots a woman and says baby I only because I love you. Sometimes she'll call nine one one and said he shot me and sometimes she'll call her sister and say he loves and there's no in between their domestic violence between it's worked once you piece of Shit give you big bitch goodbye. You've got mail hit this. Hit this high Neilan Bianca. I'm Amo midwestern white dude who doesn't have any black friends and is sad about it except there is this Guy Lorenzo. WHO's a friend of a friend and I see a few times a year and we always have? We always have good conversations about interesting topics now a graduate of the Champs podcast school for Black White relations and devoted feeler so I know good and well that black people are just like white people and you should treat them no different than then you would anyone else however something deep in me wants to slightly code switch in conversation for example the last time Lorenzo and I were talking I use the the word trifling. It wasn't an issue but it bums me out because I'm pretty sure the only reason why it came out of my mouth was because I was talking to black prison I'm curious H and WBZ. I was good. Yeah that was good reading into good letter it owned you. The only said he no other reason to drive he probably did it and like slightly was like hope that Lance Yeah. I bet the guy did notice because he doesn't talk enough to know with. You didn't know you don't say trifling. Say you're just do your best not to code switch do you. Honestly I absolutely do my best not to coach. Do you code switch though probably a little lake AAC so rarely because it doesn't people enjoy other people's audio synchronize right when you don't and so if I can talk in in English that is specific civic to me you can enjoy that like the like a good example of like Eddie and Charlie Murphy does guys there under Charlie coined habitual line step really. What the fuck doc are you talking about? And it's not black great. It's just it's just fucking weird and Eddie's the same way where it's like they just is put sentences and words together and I don't. It's not like so if you can do that in a way. That's just be original like that's actually the greatest not be original. Just be original and be be yourself. People know when you're being yourself that people also really respect when you're being yourself particularly in a situation where it's very easy to not be yourself a good example. It's a good bad example. Entrepot show we did a did a the Rockefeller Rocket Pat Pat Sketch Right Rockfeller tampons and Damon Dash was there. I believe with the guy was biggs. The Guy who started the label star rightfully and Dame Dash is so loud and then he was like extra people still so he was just like a million miles an hour and he said something I said some and then he said something responding like like live and I go I feel like I'm being attacked with laughter and it shut down. I kind of them right but at the same time it's like you're think think you're playing me for some white punk. Yeah and like stop and but you just will go further being yourself. Then you will code switching the good thing is there's hope for you in Lorenzo. Because he doesn't know any better no but he does know that he did notice it and and he stayed with them he clocked. He hasn't been sleeping. I'm thinking about trifling trifling. Haven't tried them flashbacks And Yeah we can just all you can do is just try or not to do it again. Just don't be n if it does happen. Just make it like As mild of a code switches possible. Don't be so obvious so sometimes it just feels like people get nervous and they don't know and they start. We need behalf certainly you. Don't just don't be an asshole and be yourself and be originally if you can. I'm sure Lorenzo likes coldplay. Yeah place why. People love certain The right White Shit. They've got a limit and I don't think they're like man. I wish this motherfucker would speak like me. Shit stop pronounce the G.. Jared form of the word will play that video dot R. S. T. Linney E. So listening to your podcast a couple of weeks ago about slut shaming and victim is and I had an idea that you what if we were to incentivize unifies young men to get sucked me and save their sperm for later We could provide something like a one thousand dollar love for them at the time of the procedure and then They would be able to choose when they wanted to have children and when they were ready they could either have the procedure reversed or Use the sperm has been saved. This would obviously help. Share the burden with women who have to deal with Birth Control fucking bodies or painful. IUD's or just the repercussions of Unwanted pregnancies abortions. My husband had the procedure feature done a years ago and we joked about how easy it was for him. It was going through a drive through and getting Dick Punch and they sent him home with a bag of frozen peas which is more than I can say for most of the procedures that I've gone through and curiously but think thanks I like it? I think bank that I've come to think of the sect amies as a male. IUD because you can get get it reversed you can get it easier. I promise you that ten minute drive through thing is probably in a bigger pain than women do with a ninety day Elia late eighties have exploded all kinds of side. There's the there's a documentary about on Netflix leading edge. Oh my gosh. So many. Hundreds of thousands of I believe is the notorious fucking Tuck in coiled out you back in this horrible shit and so any reverse so the the the more I hear about the more Mike. By don't it's should be more common and Was the reason you said is because men want the they want it. There's a part of me that's why I ain't no bit. The discharge doesn't trained ain't nothing changes. It doesn't look less white. nope there's nothing different. Are you sure I'm positive I've looked it up. It's like there's no difference difference. They just get it just it goes in one. It's the vasectomy is getting rid of a tube from the test to coal that does that is has the sperm like it like. Why is it white? I don't know why our boogers green fucking. Oh okay well I just thought it was the actual sperm. No it's not it's not like well. The sperm is in one color. It's not like there would be like pre come more looking like clear without the I don't know what does what all right so so. Yeah I I feel released. There's a they're discharged all the same. There's no there's no nutrients for the ladies ladies. Well maybe you can be the face of face of this sector by being time got haning BB. Love the pod and everything you you had a question about my recent experience online dating this guy's brought the this guy has the pictures. Well I'm thirty seven. I got divorced over a year ago. We were together for almost ten years and Mary for three and before that the whole online dating was not really thing here in Des Moines. I've been at it for about a year and I noticed the women that I seem to attract aren't exactly the cream of the crop. Say The least. I don't consider myself a smoke show but I'm not straight out of the dog pound either. I'd say I walk around with the average with average again energy. My friends say I'm being to piggy or not being patient enough but always reassure me that my profile seems to not be the problem. I guess I'm looking for some impartial opinions and my point denial have I tapped on my resources in the Cesspool. We Call Iowa. Do I top out with my ex. And it's all downhill from here. Do I need to start wearing more. Conserved Clay Calkins button on his cell phone clip. I'm attached my go-to picture my profile and one of me and my ex reference not fishing for comments to let roasting again okay. Here's this huge saying. Here's the thing balding balding so women dont like balding is they like balling guys. West like here soot guys. That's part of the problem I would also I use the crop. Your wife out of that picture right and use that picture because the other two one of you look like fucking you. You look like Some ed hardy magician shit like that fucking black airline airing as those. It looks old data. That look like you look like mid you look like mine freak online free and your dialyzers allies like looks like fucking. You're on your way to the blink. Wanted to Reunion Hana percents smashmouth more or less. Yeah take that last photo and deleted I hate thumbs first of all. I can't see your eyes and I'm looking up your nose like the one with the glasses like I'd like you look like a fucking you look. You just look bad. You look like a Dork and you don't know ah just delete that. Go take more photos. Take some better photos better. You don't have to get them professionally. No you're better off showing wing whenever guy wears a hat. It's like are you saying that. What's going on buddy you be? You're better looking without the hat. That the the one with the wife. He looks good. Best in the one handsome you will get you better girls with that with just not your wife. Yeah you and your wife is of Iowa Thirteen Iowa banger. Miss Iowa so so you're not going to top that no sorry not work I don't know what you did. Would you can idiot. What did you fucking Canadian did you should? Maybe it's your style. Let's he's like He. He kept here fuck in he. He's hot topic all day. I know that you're in a small market and you can't get good shit there but also order shit online get yourself a couple. Neal Brennan meal shirt gets a get your fucking again when you go to. What do you mean so like a good a good Nike Sweatshirt? Just get yourself some Neal Brennan shirts get yourself some decent a decent jeans a decent shoes like you can look better like the even like the Hoodie with a jacket on top is bad that you gotTa two-tone Utah. hoodie looks cheap. It just look you just got your style enough with the gray in the blue. Just get like a black T. shirt with a nice dark jeans yes already you look great like a nice pair of sneakers. Don't take the jewelry. Pick the jewelry off and a And and take the hats off because it's it's women are like Angela's bicket. Just just take it all off night night. I WanNa know your bowl. Let me know it's funny. It's like tells me that you're if if you're wearing a hat you're saying like I don't like my hair. I don't like what happened in my head. It's a good job line. You got a good head. Do you have actually. I can see that you have good head. You're not gonNA it's like you're when you wear is. Is that a chest at two or is that more hot topic t-shirt. Oh we've got a chest tattoo. Why are you showing off? That's can scare someone. That's not the problem the problem I would fuck this thing until I get to the head. He in the other two he seems like broad-shouldered altered manly kind of that's sexy. You know what they do what you just did again well. Bianca wasn't listening. That guys like oh he probably gets D- does a season with women. Get that fucking look of your face. Get those glasses of your base. Get Your fucking take your fucking hat off and take out the earrings stops uh-huh and don't thumbs up and don't till back. Yeah what have we purchase. Be fucking be the guy from the wedding just just without. Don't wear a hat charming. God shouldered Y'all headed cute guy. Yeah you look like you cute. You look like a a girl dead. Look that's a callback to the rest of the episode. I want the best. I wish you all the blessings and I feel like probably feels the same way great. Bye Bye Goodbye Nick. I missed.

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366: NHL Coaches and the Difficulty of Being in the Bubble; Houston Radio ON Air Blowup

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366: NHL Coaches and the Difficulty of Being in the Bubble; Houston Radio ON Air Blowup

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P, b. one project sports, and whatever podcast who knows it's the S W e Steve along with Jimmy back again with details of sports and whatever James How're things? That good Stevie y'all. Goodman. I don't know this. Reminded me of that. My you know my dad used to ask me a but whatever whatever. People hate I I kinda hate that response. I. Know What you're saying you know sports or whatever is correct way to you know. It's like you want. Do you want to get together later tonight whatever right right. What does that mean Steve? What does that mean? What does that mean? You were doing that today you're saying you said that you were trying to pick out some new rugs or flooring and you're going yacht and whatever, and it's yes you're the only guy who lives there why would they care what they put on your floor? I knew I was I was calling myself on. That's what I was doing. Anyway I think I taught flooding. I told you I don't flooding my basement than you did. Anyway, it's all. It's all a nice little feature Steve with my insurance, the insurance so they rip it all apart is you know took all the dry. All the rug, the mold guys come in the House met suits and they do the abatement and they've got to measure a three week process to make sure there's no sports and so they get all gets done. So I. Get the stamp of Approval Steve No problem your house houses not rotting from moult. Okay. It's fine. We contained it and it's all dried up and you're ready to put your basement back together I said okay. Good when you guys coming back there to put the. Like everything. Steve The drywall the carpet in. Okay. But the light fixtures back in dudes by the way. Okay. All that. So I phoned my Condo Association girl, you know them so off the property manager. Yeah No, no, no, you're we're done. I said, Oh, great. That's fantastic. Yeah. So so I said well done. She said Yeah I've looked into it because they brought this up you know who's who's they looked after all the emergency were yeah. We we looked into it and And We're only obligated the insurance only covers Putting your basement back to the original. Design that you're based on the original from the when it was built. Okay. I said the place was built in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy. We'll give you minority shag carpet Dan. Dan. Yeah it's like say. No and so the basements were unfinished when they built this car. Okay. So So we don't have to do anything. So, as a joke I said, well, why don't you just come in rip everything out then rip it all out and all all get it all built backup forget she was mad at me. Anyway wow, at my own insurance issues. Yeah, anyway I went to pay a pick. Em I'm rebuilding it stevie rebuilding say try and. I try to yourself after all the confessions yet yesterday of how generally incompetent you are David tweeted at us and so you know tread carefully here because he's listening and he and he's making judgments David wrote and he's one of our best listeners. And jogger I'm a kilometer into my run now and all I've got from the WPA today's how Jimmy cannot figure out how to clean his windows without screwing it up. Let me more concerned. You're nineteen seventy metal windows from yesterday's episode have lead in them. Then how dirty they are Steve I'm looking forward you raining Jimmy in in the future. On, this story wherever it's going so CARE. Flick. You're listening to one guy come on. No, no way never know. Who doesn't want a little more leading their Pencil Steven I think lead gone or Going because I've got the Nineteen Seventy House my dad you know he's he's left that to my sister and means. So we have to get it fixed up for sale and there's all of different things going on but we've introduced something to the home that I think is very aptly named. It's a paint a primer that supposed to get rid of cigarette stains and cigarette smell and the product, and the product smells horrific I was working in the house and are starting to get dizzy and stuff like the way you might if you're sniffen a magic marker something, the old school ones shirt, this is this is the primer called kills. Yes. So I'm a little worried that the old brain took some damage today. I was all interested in that. When you said, you found some that gets rid of cigarette smoke and all the nicotine stains until it was called kill. Yeah. It only lasts for about a day though after about twenty four hours, the smell is completely gone and so is the nicotine smell by the way it works great. There you go. Perfect. I'm GonNa get it kills Bucay I L L Zander something probably K.. I'LL ZAD is utterly spell. Called kills it. Kills. Kills. What you call them anyway So yeah, we're both in the in the throes of that was all about quarter rounds today good times. I'll be glad when this process is fully over already. So the Tampa Bay Lightning Dallas Stars have spent over two months in the restricted bubble going after the Stanley Cup and I gotta think it's got to be a fairly tedious process and both coaches Rick bowness and John Coober have agreed that the isolation has become a big obstacle for the teams. So let me play what the two coaches had to say in the off day today here is Rick Bonuses I followed by John Cooper. Walked on grass over. Eight weeks. Just, to go inside for walk in for dinner with your wife, just because of. All these years I've been in the playoffs yet you need. Come to the ring brick dial in or I'll I'll tens Ralph wired up you need to take a little break goal for dinner with your wife or going for a walk outside they're going for a run outside the grind the groundhog day that is tough in the normal things you would do to help you relax are just not there. So you adapt missed an anniversary birthday another one's coming up I, a school hockey tournaments. Ng My daughter making the swimming team are the daughter and going to refers dance class I. Mean where do you want the Listrik go if we can pull this off or to make it all that much more rewarding. So what do you think of that? Jimmy, what did you think what Rick bowness and John Cooper had to say they both agree that is not been easy. Yeah well, bonus member brought this up about a week ago he won the third round and they were interviewing him and We made reference to it. Because I was listening to him and he was almost emotional like I thought he was going to break down and cry they'd asked him about. The Calorie. Let up. What was the secret to it and how to go grind morale all this stuff right any kind of paused and said, he he launched into this take on how difficult it is to play in the bubble this answer and he's like you guys have no idea nor idea at all how you know beyond awkward this is how confining it is and and almost uncomfortable to be have to isolate like this you know and and I really I really when I listened to that. A really kind of almost moved me a little bit like I was like Oh. Yeah. It must be terrible right? It must be terrible And then they bring it up again. You, know I listen to both those clips. And I know I know what you know. Lots of people right never give give an inch here when it comes to millionaire athletes right when it comes to. The money and it's like, okay, suck it up. Suck it up. But We. All good. So yeah, we are. Sorry. I can. I can eliminate that so carry on. Okay. But really when you hear these two clips from these guys I it. Just it just flowed out of them. You know particularly John Cooper who said here's what I've missed and and it was a laundry list of three or four things birthdays, graduations, and I think a dance recital maybe or something. And you got to feel for them. You gotTa feel for them. You. WanNa get you WanNa get in anyone's kitchen. Steve you know ask them about what their kids need to them. Right We have children and ask them what would you do for your kids and I totally get that I totally get that I would miss. I've missed gigs before right where I was supposed to show up at I didn't because it was too hammered or whatever right these responsibilities that I have but I'll tell you what it's. You know you sure didn't want to miss. That you know your you know the these occasions in your kids, lights you know and I really feel for the to be honest with you. I really do not not one part of me ever went to. Come on. You'll be fine. You'll be fine. You're playing the Stanley Cup Championship, right? To be, honest. I do I feel for the I totally get that I totally get that particular. My kids are right. You know the interior kids are kind of twenty five plus moving out of the house, and then they're into the big stuff marriage having children. Stuff like that. But but all the other stuff along the way you know I I I can't imagine and I missed a couple because I was. You know they were my blurry days when I shouldn't have been there knocked me out. You know it knocked me out when I did because it means a lot to the kids. It means it means a ton. Do you know I remember being a kid man remember my dad being there watching me either win a golf tournament or or make a speech in school or or piano recital that I did back. And Football remember playing football at Saint Jo's junior high, and this is in the seventies of course, and constantly looking mostly from the sidelines Steve. I get a lot I didn't get a lot of field time. But constantly looking out waiting for my mom and dad to arrive you know and then the coach was so cool. He knew what I was only in grade ten. And when he saw them, pull up, put me in. You know and I get I get with these guys are saying. No Stanley I'm inclined to agree with you I think you have. A lot of people I also understand why people get a little disgruntled because I think they take things out of context somewhat because there are people listening to our show right now who had a really hard day at work and they're not making very much money and they love hockey and they would absolutely dream to be an NHL head coach with the fame that comes with that with the prestige and the wealth of course they would trade. Places with them in a heartbeat and it sounds almost as we bring it up here in a podcast or tsn puts it on TV or on their website this this this splashy headline of you know, Rick, bowness, and John Cooper agree isolation's become a big obstacle sounds like they're complaining, but it's out of context from the perspective of they were directly asked a question. They didn't jump into a news conference and demanding changes, and this is an outrage and we're hard done by no. A reporter asked a question in a news conference about how things are going and. Going well, they gave honest answers. They're both family men they missed their families and they know their players missed their families as well. So you've got to ask yourself what you want. You want honest answers out of people or do you want them to just sorta go you know give the the standard company line and not want to ruffle feathers and just say something wrong the lines of all. Well, we got nothing to complain about because we're famous and wealthy. Now they gave an honest answer human emotion doesn't go away just because you make money or if you're famous. Ever been stuck on an elevator for too long Steve You ever been your been sitting on the tarmac in an airplane. Sure. You know for too long and you're going bananas you know So imagine these guys you know I it was bonus or cooper I think it was wanted to said, you know here's how you relieve. The distraction of trying to perform a high level here now. Okay, and he said, you know you you go for a walk you have dinner with your wife. You know maybe a shower, maybe a watch a little TV or you read a book or go jogging or hit the gym or something like that, and and so none of that's available to yeah. None of that. You know and your weekend to hear for series got to be to eight weeks here coming up. With this stuff and I know that's happened to me where I like I said, you know sitting on a plane or something I can get me out of here Matt. OUTTA. Here you know busting out of someplace and feeling great. Relief. You Look at look at it this way Steve and it's extreme So anyone who complained says, you know what Crimea River about not going to your kid's graduation or recital or birthday party are not being there in the morning when they get up out of school come running into your Crimea wherever you know you make a ton of money So I say this to those people. Okay you got kids. Okay Buddy. You got you got a fourteen year old and a ten year old I'm going to give you twenty million, but I'm taking your kids. For for the next five years, right? Okay. Or I'm canceling all those events, you're not going to get to see your kids do this. I'm telling you what A. Bright I don't know if I. Like I might try and settle for ten minutes. Can I just midst graduate? Can you give me every second one that got a miss week and settle for dead leave it. Leave it to you to want to negotiate. This. There's there's no one's immune to. Knowns Immune to parenting no matter how much money they make, right? No one's GONNA be immune to the love and all that stuff that and the and the. The, coddling that coddling that you WANNA do with your kids and make sure there's no harm that comes to them in that. You're just there to support you know this day and age when kids are so troubled and stuff too right. There's so much coming at them. They're being pulled in so many different directions. More than we were. You know with stuff going on it's it's you talked to any parent. It's like more and more and more important to be around your kid these days and I sympathize with Steve I. really do they don't stop being people you know they're affected by all the same emotions. You know I think about Kobe Bryant like you know just this guy seemed bigger than life. is to hear ROIC NBA Athlete and just as frail is the rest of us unfortunately with what happened him in that terrible accident and I, just think we lose sight of that sometimes because we do put these people on pedestals and the end of the day yeah. They might have an extra zero on their paycheck every two weeks they might be a little more well known, but you know that's where it ends. Right and To put it to put it this way seal. So instead of the twenty, look at it this way by you saying. So this guy. Rips off the five or six things that he missed in the last two months being in this bubble playing in isolation that that he missed his kids lives. Okay. So the person steps up and goes shut your all you're making a ton of money and you make a so much money that all this money and the money you're making the money success in the main money and the fame. So what you're really saying dude, they are complaining is your there is a price, right? Okay. Stevie in before we leave this is extreme where people are talking about how much money people have and that they always say you'll be fine. Talking about this, these two coaches missing. Particularly, John, Cooper right who said he missed so much for this kids it's like. Okay. So what point at what point are these people allowed to experience the day to day struggles of life before you stop saying that make too much money. Talk to Mrs Right Bryant Kobe Bryant's wife right now without a daughter are you saying? Yeah, she'll. It'll be easier for her to get over because they're loaded. You know it's just that's an extreme but you know what I'm getting there. Absolutely money and fame certainly make life a lot easier, but it doesn't make you exempt from. The crap of life and. Yeah. Hundred percent and that's and that's that's what bonus and cooper top about right now. All right. Let's take a time out and we come back. We've got We'll talk a little bit about superstitions and running up the score Zach Cooler not I'll get to that after these words it's still some wild out there but you have to get out there and look forward to look for it in need something that just as wild as the wild Jim. K. Fog is pleased to announce the return of the Ford Bronco. Today at four dossier choose Jim as your dealership. We'd love that then this spring get ready for the Broncos to start rolling in the Ford Bronco built. Wild Reserve Yours today at four dossier. How long have you been with your insurance company? What's in your policy? Who Do you talk to when you have questions? I'm Josh From Insurance Ontario semi texts, and let me handle it for you six, one, three, eight, six, zero, six, zero, zero, eight, all insurance Ontario your modern boutique broker. have. You heard about Paiko it's a totally fresh innovative take on pizza at Paiko. 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Tyler Sega popped into my head when he did what he did prior to game two. pre-game warmup. Tampa got wind of the fact that Tyler segue likes to be the last guy off the ice like of anybody not just team at anybody right and so it's I. Don't know who it was somebody from the lightning was going to stay out there as long as it took. He was gonna be the last not tyler say again. So say finally finally gives up or or show. We thought he goes onto the stars bench lease, the ice surface and then Walks a couple of steps down the tunnel. So he's now out of his Tampa players view, and now the Tampa players has alright I win the day I. Am the last guy on the ice screw you Tyler Sega he leaves for good when he did know was that Sega was still waiting in the tunnel the waiting for the trainer to say Yeah Tyler he's gone and so Sega's zips out onto the ice for literally one second does a quick cut. We'll see turn and then right back off the ice. Again. Clearly very superstitious and I wonder, do you have any superstitions when it comes to sports all day I do it all day I? Do it all day Stevie when a gamble? Play BLACKJACK IN VEGAS WHEN I go on it's. Ok better bet this amount. Don't don't don't make sure the make sure the chip doesn't touch any of the border Steve when you put it down. Okay right. Otherwise. Otherwise, what's GonNa Happen to you while you're going to win or YOU'RE GONNA LOSE What's what's Gooby? What's? What's goofy about superstition is tons of hockey players have. So you take this went from time to Sega. Okay. I'd like to know what he superstitious about. Okay. So if he's saying well I this to make because it's part of the team and I want them. You know it'd be because if I don't do that. What happens tyler if you don't do that. Right, and so some of these guys who they drive the same way to the game here this one a lot with hockey players. Okay. There's a few that they do all the time one is they drive the same route all the time to the game. The other one is the Shin Pads. which goes on I. You talk any hockey player there's not one of them that goes I don't know I just throw the shit on right there no, no, no, no, no no, and in fact, even how they undress Steve Okay like the tide comes off and then the right Pantley comes up I all that stuff the socks go on I when they redress the put on struggle. Okay. That chip and when asked, well, why what, what, what's going to happen if you don't do that and a lot of them like well, it's it's good luck for the team. Well maybe you should change it because you're one four, the last five games. Like. Why? Why? Tell them that they're doing. Yeah yeah, it's hard to tell them what they're doing is wrong because they're in the NHL Right. That's well, it's. The reason I do. That is because I have a charmed life or something right I love my life and I. It's just one of the things I do okay. I get that Steve I get that but a lot of them go well, it can give me bad luck on the ice I'm going. Okay. Well, listen the right Shin Pad you've been putting on every day for the last twenty games your five hundred. Okay. So anyway, I got a buddy Stevie gambler. Yup Finley Buddy Migrate Guy. Great Guy Serious. Gambler. Almost. Literally a professional gambler and he plays Gen all the time golf courses and he kills everyone great gambler. Okay. Jen, they do it. All okay. Hearts whatever card game you WANNA play blackjack poker does it all and I'll see him all the time at the club. They sit on big big lots of money right there gambling and I'll see him there in A. Longtime friend of mine and I forget and I've done this three or four times 'cause I forget and I'll come up to him and he's got his back to me and I come in the room right and I go hey, I pat him on the back right and he go. It looks to me goals. You shouldn't have done cash I'm not playing anymore. And calls the game. Okay what? I was at a blackjack I did the same fan. What's I'd? Put my arm around him and he just goes up cash flees not playing anymore. Don't touch me when I'm gambling. Do not touch me when I'm Gatling Stevie he. Are the jinx or is this nobody's allowed to touch him knowing? Don't touch them? Yeah. Nobody's love. No I'm not the cooler they used to call me the cooler when I walked along Steve and calculator here comes the cooler. I sold real estate though for a while and. Asian, people are. You know superstition beyond belief and they have a couple of things about numbers right that that. I'll tell you what in one we think it's a pain in the ass to try and find the my house and another way it's very straightforward. They give you a list and the house cannot be can't be at a t intersection. It can't be there because the energy flows out or something way down the street, the numbers got a match and all this stuff. So. You. Know I I remember that from my days assault real estate so I don't have any of them. I. Think some people don't like the number eight in the in the civic address even though the lot number mind me something entirely different. Very, very suspicious. So the number I didn't like. Steve Back in my day was zero point eight. That was a bad number. It's. Not, a good number. As far as my superstitions. I would say a I'll just you know bring that up myself. What superstitions, Steve Okay. Okay tell down we look after the kid. Live with. Your take on it, and then you gave me Tyler Mas, take on it and that may be in the Steve Worn project people might want to know what Steve One superstitions anyways I fight. It's been a while. No it's not a fight hurry. Did you see that fight by the way? Those two ESPN guys in Houston last week? The absolute best is the best Yeah. I just. I thought it was it was so real I hope the aired that thing did they did they cut him off I think it was live I. Think it's Standard Radio, right? So as live and then finally the producer cut it off when they started, you know dropping some long-deserved. Yeah exactly and that's not good. All right. Let's play it here hero and you. Might. Take second second. The second to that story. That's a great story. Let's let's hear ESPN Houston I'm I'm not sure the radio station I apologize for that but. Two guys who just don't like each other. We're going to trade. Him might be in the market where you might be able to get something not just. Hey, let me throw this against the wall. See what sticks Inca I mean you make fun of other people for doing that. Really. And and all right. Know you have an attempt to. Hear Man. All. Right now to pay attention, it's cool. It we'll just we'll just do it like you're not here. So you do whatever it is that you WanNa do you just let him start doing this show shuttle crying and do the show you're live on air come back old wounds to live on air shut up and do the show really yes. Shut up and do the show you're live on and you're crying. You know you don't tell me to leave if you want me to leave, I'll leave but just quit crying. You could talk about this during the break do the show. To the show myself. Then why are you here do do the show just quit crying about it keep talk talk sports and quit crying for two straight segments. That's supposed to be funny because. Larry is shut up crying and keeping going on it just do the show. So good God your child quickly and petty and do the show the radio. The show sounds horrible right now. Being petty when you just checked out of his entire segment no I started doing the research asked me to do. No, you asked me you're talking to you and your like. Your microphone I'm not going to sit here. It's already been two segments a horrible. If you want me to leave, I'll cut off the Mike and I leave just do the show. It sounds horrible I'll do the show. Thank you. We're good. Okay. God Dude. That's that'll do. Still trying and do the show. On my so you're not paying attention don't do doing. Man Don't. Go don't do whatever Joe and matter. We'll do the show being a bitch. Whatever I'm doing this show, you're the one checking out. See. Gone. News dues due to show its. Little on Shit. That's the most embarrassing button wherever. You Act like a little bitch right there. I started giving number. You. Pitch? Today. And you act like a bit. Now. Apparently, they made up for all that James Oh yeah. He sits but I gotta say the guy in the left really was paying attention I understand why the bigger guy was getting upset because he's trying to give his takes he's looking for feedback. He's looking for a break and this guy's going. All right. Just talking one word answers. Old co-hosting. Edmonton. there. Yeah Yeah exactly account. You're GonNa give me shivers and then the guy kept yelling him so just do the show. Just, do the show. Steve. Come Up. That guy in the spot at a fire that guy in the left on the spot Oh, you would've. Isn't that funny? Yeah. Isn't that funny because I thought the other guy was way too smug. The Guy The guy he's the host I guess the the heavyset guy on the right when they're looking at the screen. Yes I thought he was too smug. Isn't that funny. He's in the middle of takes and things like that, and he's looking for the other guy to jump in and and talk for a bit and he kept giving him one word answers and there's nothing nothing. For radio than than getting that back and finally the guy goes you know what? Forget it. You know just this you're not interested in doing this show anymore and that guy on the left starts going you saw ridiculous you having a temper Tantrum on the air right now while now he is not only is. When my superstition. Mostly. As a spectator is don't move if things are going well, and then of course, the Red Cords, the RC Cola and the bits and bytes. The red cords by the way, my wife just brought me. Actually that's annoying. You need a snack. Cheeses. I forgot about the red court's got. That's way back. Yeah Anyway. Kevin Martin was talking this week on the inside curly podcast, the Johnny Mo from off from off course John Morris Great Crow Olympic champion mixed doubles also a gold. In the men's. He won the same. The same socks if they kept winning now dude, that's not. So that's not so bad if you and I are curling in Pi okay, we're we're not going to be on a strong team, but Johnny Mole was a top rank curler in the world and we're the same socks for winning. This guy went six years the losing that game. Office. Crazy. I'm getting a bad bad bad superstition there anyway. My records ended up in a landfill. By the way kids I actually wore them to a Montreal Canadian's Ottawa Senators. Playoff game right now because people demanded that I bring them out as playoffs st though you've had success within the past. Two Thousand Seven Cup run we need them again I wore them. was in the third row and the senators got destroyed. So they're in a landfill now. Public Yeah. Okay we're done. Let's get out of here. We've done enough damage any. The Save the run up the score one for tomorrow. Yeah. Let's do that. So any final thoughts today? Shifts just do the show Steve just do the show. Okay. Don't make a final thoughts. What does that ever been brought up? What do you throw me under the bus? What he picked this time radio to throw me under the bus with no heads up at all and asked me what final thoughts are good night everybody. Goodnight goodnight.

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Hour 2: Bell's Comments

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Hour 2: Bell's Comments

"This is the Stephen a Smith show podcast. I'm Stephen dour. Number two, Stephen Smith show coming at you. Right. Here's I love to do every weekday over there. When VSBN radio ESPN news, plus ESPN radio Sirius XM channel eighty Stephen Michaud is being brought to you by burger. Hooper rewards is going to make you love. Uber. Even more get all the info. In terms of Uber dot com slash rewards. Plus ESPN radio's presented by progressive insurance. Protecting your small businesses a big deal cover. What you've worked so hard for. Visit progressive commercial dot com. They gentlemen, I'm watching this. Minnesota Louisville gain Louisville is down by fourteen to Minnesota. I picked Minnesota in my bracket win this game. Okay. This gay. But does it Gabe Kelshaw, whatever the hell is name is. I mean this kid is boiling. He's at like five threes. He's driving to the basket. He's making things happen. I gotta tell you. So right now, it's quite impressive. What he's doing? It really is Louisville has no answer for this. Kid gay. Cal scher. He's a freshman. Six four God average non-point points this year dropping threes all over the place like going out of style Boston there. But still six minutes fifty one seconds left, but Minnesota is up sixty six fifty three. Remember my game today is more K and Marcus Howard against Murray state and John Morand. I really don't give a damn about the game. I think a lot of you don't give a damn about Murray state or Marquette, I give a damn about the Marcus Howard, go up against job ran two twenty five point per game scores. John Marantz a monster. And I'll tell you right now. He's got the kinda game John. He's got the kind of game. Where you see? These Cinderella stories that take place in the NCW tournament where one guy provides so many shining moments. John moran. Got that kind of game where he could go on run college basketball. He's a cans we're talking about here breath, smell like Similac wet behind is. They don't know better these guys I mean, somebody like job Aranka get hot and carry these boys to the final four. I don't think. So then the west region, Gonzaga. But as possible. I'm just saying I'm just saying edited say he has been editing seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's go to my man Caulton you live, Stephen what's up, buddy. Good afternoon. How are you? Oh, okay. Are you doing always good to everybody was up? I just continue to marvel at the absolute absurdity of these social media towards that Levy on bell Antonio Brown. If been on since they decided to exit the Pittsburgh Steelers faggot some questions to you, Stephen. And maybe it'll eliminate amongst your listeners. Who's really really the pro who is really the problem and the true nonsense that the situation with them spur who got suspended at the at the beginning of the two thousand fifteen and two thousand sixteen Steelers seasons was that Lebanon. Bill Bill was it Ben Rothlisberger who held out in two thousand seventeen and two thousand eighteen or was that levian bell. What the Ben Rothlisberger who was absent from a roster for the Steelers and their final playoff game there. Final playoff lock in two thousand fourteen two thousand fifteen thousand sixty and they didn't even make the playoffs in two thousand eighteen but but was that was that part of the end it was on Bill wasn't there at the end of those four the last five. Bell worship Ben Rothlisberger that FaceTime outta the locker room when when Tonio Brown. Yeah. With Ben watt happen after the second game of the season. Following monday. That was an Tony Brown with Ben rock wasn't there in the final week of this when they needed a win that. So the only thing that we can point then waffles Sparta easy did say that Antonio Brown had the flatten off his route all win when Roxburgh at the end of the game against Denver got picked off. And they lost the game by one touchdown. That's the one thing we can point to with big rock, and yet all this stuff of these other guys we can point to and the problem was always Ben and not these guys and oh, by the way Antonio Brown made forty four million dollars with the Pittsburgh Steelers the last three seasons he's due to make fifty million dollars in the next three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, not even raise when you consider the amount at the salary cap is going up every year the salary caps up. Twenty one percent in the last three fees Levy on bell made what have made twenty six and a half million dollars with the Steelers Patty played under the franchise tag latte, which he didn't. Any do to make twenty eight million dollars the next two years? Let me let me work with you here. Call to work with me, rather. Let me tell you what my positions. Ben Rothlisberger is not at is is not the primary individual to blame. But he's not faultless and all of this here be out. He's the quarterback. He's the leader. When you have guys speaking out about some of his tactics that we would not be privy to. They would know. And if they would know you Hct or some responsibility now that doesn't absolve Antonio Brown for missing the last game of the season. And it doesn't absolve him from being a bit cantankerous on his way out the door because he was trying to push himself enforces way out the door, it ended up working because the Steelers probably would have held onto him and continue to do what they were doing with the monetarily because they're like, hey, we don't have to take him. He wanted to guarantee dollars at expired. He wanted out that was that in the case of Levy on bell. I will say this. Levian bell. You got three hundred and twenty one carries you had eighty five or sections Ben Rothlisberger just like different Tonio Brown did help make you look good. If you out the door plan with a new team. It's one thing fan Tonio Brown have a problem with Big Ben because he's a receiver. He didn't believe he was getting the ball enough. They were things that were going on where they would argue in the ball. My mom thrown in his direction, or whatever the case may be Levy on Pell got his carries Levy on Bill got his catches. And the only reason he wasn't on squad last year was because he didn't wanna give franchise tag. And he wanted a long-term deal had the Steelers giving him his money. He would've never said a word about Big Ben Rothlisberger. So why something now that's where I'm at with it. Go ahead. Stephen. It's clear as day that levian bell. Antonio Brown with the problem with regatta this that doesn't mean they're not great players. They were the issue. Not. I mean did raucous bar to have a faux pas when he when he publicly said that Levy, I mean, the Tonio Brown flattened operas route. Yeah, I can point to ten things that lovey belt it to screw up. The Steelers season to lap for years. I can point why was levian bell. The problem over the last two years. We know what happened the two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen ignored that for second. Let's point to the last couple of years where he was simply fighting for his money. It's a business. He wanted to get paid for possession that exist and wanted to be played by any still live it. What I'm saying? But listen to what I'm saying you're right about that. But that's business. He made a bad business decision. It wasn't like. Say what what do you feel season? Yes, he made a bad big businesses. And at the same time. Okay. That's fair. That's fair. Because if you. Pin white where he wasn't happy that he wasn't getting tons of targets. But he he wanted all the accolades he wanted that Caulton is this you can't have it both ways. Levy bells case, he mucked up this season because why he didn't show up because he made it a business decision that wasn't in the best interest of the Steelers and clearly in the end in the peer to be in the best interest of himself, assuming that he their mind that that he might look back in mom passing on a fourteen and a half million dollar franchise tag. But in the case of Antonio Brown. He was on the field, and he was balling all of these years six consecutive seasons. The one hundred plus receptions over twelve hundred and seventy eighty seven yards eight season. So he did ball Caulton. You got complaints with one guy who was on the field performance, and you got to complain with the other guy didn't show up at compliance with the guy who can't the patriots. Ammunition. When you face time, you know. Whole city per smarts in the patriots. I got a problem with the guys who doesn't show up after that second game of the season when they're struggling they're all one and one has he's happy about his target. So that users get more attention than him. I got a real problem with the guy who doesn't show up the final week of the season when they're trying to get into the playoffs. I mean for client outlawed compare that pig bad making a bad comment about Antonio one time. The problem doesn't absolutely if you put it that way. I totally agree. My only point is you can't completely absolve Big Ben because I'm semi positions consistent years ago. When Donovan McNabb at t o have problems. We all know how to yo can be. We all know how he could he could act from Tom, Tom. But my position was you the franchise player you the star franchise quarterback you star player in a franchise quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles at that time. You knew how Teo was you work your way around it. What you don't do as alienate him? You don't sit there and say, I don't get involved in people's contracts. I got nothing to say. But then you go, and you speak up on behalf of Brian Westbrook because y'all have the same agent, but you don't do that for the star wide receiver that it helps you have Stella season that ended up getting y'all to the Super Bowl even though he wasn't available for the playoffs until the Super Bowl. The point is is that when you in that leadership position Caulton this something to be said about. Making sure that Gaza cool with you. Well, what this way as gay? They forced away out. They got supposedly what they wanted and still trashing the Steelers. Which is kind of them, right? Yeah. These guys have other issues of than just you know, what we've been spot away and let me to get on outta here. And thanks for the call. Let's get outta here. What did you think about my suggestion? Dan, Tampa draft Haskins out Ohio State instead of letting him get to the giants. I came appointed made some strides in the last few games of last year. I went to every single game. Stephen in in terms of not canceling back in that pocket and getting drilled from behind the ball and making bad decisions. But I didn't see enough momentum. I would be wrapping Haffkine or somebody else in case, it doesn't work out because I don't think aeriens is likely to be quarterback whisper with game as Winston maybe I'll be proven wrong, maybe he will be. But I doubt it and by the way tackle win more games than anybody. Expect in Miami. This coming five games. Maybe they're gonna win. All right thing. I will see take it easy. Call to have buddy ever good week. And they'd say it's been seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's go to Joe tell me something Joe. Talk to me. You look you look sharp today. Brother coastal? I'm usually looking shop. Thank you. So just a picky beco- for Carleton said, I think he missed one part where lady on bell showed up to the plane with Gary blunt smelling like weed, I didn't know that you're talking about remember Actes when they were heading the Philly. Yeah. Forgot all about that. Is that is that that the bench fall showing up? Now, we know you know, I mean, I don't bring only bring more tapes spring. But you know, what I mean is that big bend swale? And then it kinda makes you wonder, you know, where's my, Tom? No, this, you know, this isn't happened under you know, Bill coward. And then I didn't like the way live on bell said well, the Ben's mad at into Neo Brown that he was note that you use Schuster things juju Smith catching the ball, and how you ever gonna get and Tonio Brown money or wait a minute Tonio Brown was catching the ball tuna. And you can't you can't be the quarterback and say we should do it to do. Everytime. Kannada gra-. Granted I don't think there's not one bit of film where oneal Brown with debt open and big Ben's that a mad at this guy. I'm not going go in the football fair enough for my last point. I went to correlate where you've been talking about all week. And it's the big contract money. And I think there's no epidemic going around where each athletes competing with one another across the board across different sport platforms about who's getting more money. They want to one up each other. And the the it seems like the focus is no longer on winning anymore. That's not that's not the dry. The bottom line is that's a different competition. Trying to win that department. If they tell you the problem is is that. Football's a little bit different. Because for example, Tom Brady's six time champion, right? And he's obviously a win. Okay. And universally recognized as the modern day go. Okay. But Tom Brady religiously accepts less than what he could take to help team built. Alright. So he's willing to make that sacrifice that's entirely different. What happens is in most supports. What you see is a situation where guys are saying. Okay. This guy got this money to getting this many Machado gets three hundred billion dollars. You knew Bryce Harper was going to get three twenty five to three thirty. Topic is three thirty. You knew my trout was going to get four hundred million. But if neither McGowan three hundred what would try to guy you see my point very true acting that ho baseball money. I think that started with the whole Roberson connotes the Mariners will you say two hundred forty dollars. But I'll tell you where I tell you where the real problem, the real problem lies with these cats, and these other sports getting this money and nobody's saying anything. But the second they get paid and football a basketball. Everybody's got questions about their dollars. Very true. Stephen I got one more every ongoing head. I got you. So I just went to know just like what Carter said who started all this or where did this all start? Did it start with Big Ben not having Nick record, you know, with all his scandals. And then my last opinion just from Steeler fan from one to another do you think the Steelers try to pick up another running back say like Adrian Peterson's should I don't know if you need another one AGP because I think James Connor right now running the ball affectively for them. And I think he might even better this year. Let's give him an opportunity to see what he's got. But in terms of where everything has started you could make that argument. I'm tired of bringing that stuff. Listen pinball Berga made mistakes in the past Levy on bell. Let's let's talk about them and football. These are problems that were made years ago. It's just like Jameis Winston just saw James Winston, California. James Winston looks shape. Looks like he's working out. It looks like he cares. People. Look at the trouble that he got. And we ended up missing the first three games. This past season in the National Football League. But they forget the incident was dating back to two thousand and sixteen or somewhere along those lines. Please don't quote me on a date. I don't remember. But I know it was a while back. It wasn't like he had just made a recent mistake. And I think what happens is a lot of times with just judging. These guys we won't let go we won't let go damn they made a mistake years ago. I'm going judge James Winston about football. I'm not going to judge him by acted towards the Uber driver. I'm hopeful that he grew up. And then they'll never make that mistake. Again. If he makes that mistake again, then everything comes back up. But if he never makes that mistake again, let's leave him beat Ben Rothlisberger. He was never arrested or indicted on anything like that or anything like that. That is not what happened. So we bring that up like he was guilty people. Brought it up. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant proclaimed his innocence. And then after proclaiming his innocence was willing to go to court and was flying back and forth county, Colorado and drop in forty at night. Games a right before the case ultimately settled, but he was fighting for his innocence and people talk about these guys like guilty, and that's just not. So there's no proof of that two point, Tom. Let's get back to judge them in regards to what we're talking about. Which is their play on the field or lack thereof. Gotta go pre. She the call. Let's go to bury you love, Stephen. They talked to me and good afternoon. Even thanks for having me again man there Sixers game. Yes. I understand. I told you we what you mean Simmons had to shoot that basketball. They will leave him wide open there. And backing off on him and doubling up on other people because they knew he wasn't gonna shoot. If he could shoot man they would be over. Yeah. That's how I told. I look man you talk to them. You know, you put in Philly. You don't have to. Listen dad talking to him. They're telling him to shoot the basketball. They're telling them this all the time shoot the ball sheet rock Dirac. You can't get better. If you don't shoot it. Leave me. He he's got to open up the back. I shouldn't say he skit listen when I mean by scared to shoot he as scared to take it to the whole dunk somebody. He's not scared to try to score layup, he's not scared. Any of those things where the problem lies with Ben Simmons is his willingness to pull up from fifteen feet and beyond twelve feet and beyond. That's his problem. And that's what he asked to correct. And correct. I think he's gonna cost them the playoff, man. Yeah. I think so as well. Appreciate the call. Thank you so much Barry now J in house. Well, some big boy talked to make what going out what's going on. Stephen. I wanna get your take on the rockets man, we got the second best record. And we let go car mellow man right behind Milwaukee. So I want to get your thoughts. You know, dantonio known going maybe seven deep with this. What rosters? He had this year the way they're Amaury constructed his team he can possibly go nine maybe ten. But what I don't trust. And Tony to do that. I really don't I could be wrong 'cause he has modified himself to some degree. Listen basilicas. They're running the defence again. Okay. Dantonio, obviously listens. And he's done a good job, man. Dantonio gonna done a good job. You got to be critical of him from time to time but decisions that he may make that you disagree with. But the bottom line is buying large. He's done a good job at the coach of this franchise. They were in game seven of the Western Conference finals last year. They started off eleven and fourteen this year. And now look at them their top three seed in the west James harden is about to win a second consecutive MVP. If the vote would've he'd get my vote the Mandra fifty seven last night he's dropped over fifty about five or six times this year on top. All he scored at least thirty against every single NBA team this season, you believe it. Yes. Been home dreams. Harding is sensational. So I'll look at the Houston Rockets, and I gotta tell you something I've been on this tip about Oklahoma City being a number one threat to the Golden State Warriors because of the way Paul Georgia's playing the way Russell Westbrook can play the depth that they. Have the way that they play defense. But I gotta tell you something the way James harden is looking right now the acquisition of Kenneth read p. Every Gordon being there PJ Tucker being there click cappella being there. I mean, listen you got cast that could play defense. You got cats that could play offense. They clearly know how to play and James harden is just unstoppable period. So I don't have a problem with anybody. That tells me we have a rematch of the Western Conference finals between Houston and Golden State and that Houston has a shot at winning at all. I don't have a problem with that in about a way L J. I love h town. I ain't got no problems with h town, bro. So if I end up having to go to H town instead of Oakland. I aim at. Hopefully, I can meet you because I will be at the gas because you will meet me, and I'll tell you why number one I'll be at the game, number two more importantly, not only would be at the gains. But at the Houston Rockets it to the fun. I take will be out there for the finals. And you know, you gotta pass come onto the show dog come on now. Oh. All you gotta do all you got to do. And by the way, you're saying h shoes to crew you got a crew on. No, you you a crew U L J U L J you here for Stephen. That's all you got to say, Don. Even done automatic. Appreciate you grow so much eight say ESPN, it's editor seven to nine three seven seven six. You listening to Steven ESPN radio. ESPN is back with your calls morning, by the way. Do you have frequent like the com-? We have an Esa stashed wing cases pops up. You know, what I mean, you keep your baggage adesco your car or your nightstand. You have those chunky tablets ready for whenever and wherever Harper strikes. Listen up. This is an easy way to deal with your heartburn. That's product OTC. That's how just one day will have twenty four hours with zero heartburn so kick U S it habit. It's possible. Repel OTC uses director for fourteen days to treat frequent heartburn. Hey, it ain't immediate relief. When it comes to Harvey. You don't have time to waste you need help getting the shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes set of questions. The zeroing qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard, and where you need to hire. A fast accelerate your results with sponsored jobs. New users can try for free at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast, terms, and conditions and quality standards apply. You're listening to the Stephen a Smith show podcast. Smith show being brought to you by credit karma. Get your truly free credit scores and free credit monitoring from credit karma today. Credit karma K A R M A get knowing Fisher, July. Stephen a talk to me. How are you? Good, man. Talk to me. I wanted to know who is your favorite team that did not making the playoffs in NBA. Like that has the biggest height I won't say the biggest height, but my favorite team that probably isn't going to make the playoffs. This year would be the Sacramento Kings. I don't like the way they blew that lead against the Brooklyn nets the other day. But I love what I'm seeing from Brooklyn Brooklyn would be my favorite team. They're gonna make the playoffs. But the for the teams that doesn't make the playoffs to Sacramento Kings, DeAnne, fireworks, and buddy healed. And and and and I like Harrison excuse me, I like Harrison Barnes and this this kid Giles. I like Willie Cauley Stein like bogdonovich. Bogdonovich rather? I like these guys I really really do it. I love me the era FOX always loved the five thought the Lakers to the draft to him instead of Lonzo. No, I'm I'm saying the Knicks box. I love FOX two incredible incredible pays he's got to give better at knowing the game. But I'm saying the Knicks. What do you think about the Knicks? What about them? They gotta get the number one overall pick because I think I think that's going to contribute to somebody wanting to come to New York. I think if they don't get the number one overall pick and this upcoming draft lottery, it's going to be that much harder for them to try tracked. A marquee free agent to come to them. No. I don't know. I still think that we're gonna get somebody Kemba. Maybe listen godless. You don't get to call on my show and dance around like. Buddy. But you don't have any idea who. I mean, that's not good. That's not good enough. What do you think is going to happen? And why be specific. Let's go. D one hundred percent. I think everything that's happened and goes to stay with all the drama Kate. He's over. Okay. He doesn't wanna be there anymore. Okay. I'm ready for this. Are you ready for this Fisher here? That's the damn phone. Call waiting to go. Next time. Be ready to do it up front. Have a nice day. Maurice? Go ahead. Even a man. I just wanted to information about the has situation with the giants. Okay. I'm in North Carolina, but they're bad optics. Got get him in who was hired by j rich than you know, transgression Richardson, the half, and I was doing so looking into this Haskins agent. It's the same agent. That was went on Landon Collins, how Collins got sick. I just see that got him is going to get that quarterback from zuri, and I have never seen two quarterbacks in caliber forty eight hundred yards fifty touchdowns and gets overlooked, and I don't remember my all my years to black quarterbacks would be I five takes the overlooked. I just don't understand it. It'll be overlooked. I mean, you gotta remember it when you talk about the NFL draft, man. He's a pathological liar is everywhere. And so you're talking about a situation tales everything potentially being a smokescreen and folks just say stuff because they don't want people before them to take him. Or try to muscle them by trying to coax a pick and additional compensation sorta giants could move up, for example. That's what you're working with them. And he's so conservative. Stephen, look, how deep sixteen Stephen deep sick, Smith and Carolina. I'd say I stand. But in the end what I'm saying this is about the quarterback position. So we're gonna find out. But I if I'm Tampa, I'm not passing on Haskins. If I'm the late because I'm considering taking Haskins because I don't know about Derek Carr. That would be me. I'm considering it. And Obama away so far so good this off season Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock. It looked pretty damn good. So we had fun. When Moore is I'm darts Mets fan. Matt ho said yesterday that I'm on I'm gonna eat crow. The message we'll have a better record than me. Say that say that the New York Mets are going to have a better record in the New York Yankees. Marie. I appreciate the live broke. I appreciate y'all have any lizard. Cesspit? It's coming back. Once he will be back. His willa goes out the match up thing. I mean, when you when you're gonna do his synagogue goes to healthy. Couple of man, we got no chains. You got. No tens. All right. You got a new new GM van wagon van wagon. And or whatever the hell. His name is good looking dude. Everybody talking about how used to be on the bachelor. That's what that's what you got going on. You know that right, right. You got to you got to be on the bachelor Hemos, but sit. Visited anaheim. All right. You got to be on the bachelor. That's all you got to say about him. I mean, really come on man met better record of the Yankees. That's not going to happen. That's funny. That's really funny. I gotta get that good lab. Thank you for that laugh, man. Those go to Derrick what's up, man. How are you? I'm fine. Stephen A. How're you doing? Appreciate marines week. Give me reason the left like that Mets. Go have a better than the Yankees. He got to be crazy. Go ahead, man. But anyway, lifelong Steeler fan. Same over the drama, but I would agree with Caulton about lady. I'm Bill disagree about Antonio Brown. Right. I think Antonio's Brown's issue wasn't really I think it was more manufacturer. I think it had more to do with the fact that none of his money was guaranteed. This point agree but yard this court. So I think he was looking for excuses to get out of town clearly made it he clearly made it excuse. The problem was was he got his money. He's still stuck to it. Right. He didn't backtrack from it. With the press conference with the raiders. Well, he at this point. I am more inclined to go believe that the Steelers need to do Steelers normally do which is all this drama needs to be in behind us and move on those two fools keep talking. But I wouldn't have left twenty one million on my cat for player that I wasn't using. Yeah. But it's sometime you gotta go with this bass attrac-, I get I guess we say that we say that. But I don't always see that. And and frankly what I what I am thinking that the Steelers issues won't necessarily be on offense. If they'll fix the secondary issue which been. Don't you? Get me started with that defense. Don't you do it? I'm in a good mood. The Steelers defense hasn't stepped up to the plate in years. I don't give a damn with the numbers show when you need the Steelers defense to get stops. They don't do it for you. They don't do it for you period. And. And they everyone's talking about big band this Big Ben that but the two times big band went to the Super Bowl to me was on the back of the defense. Absolutely. That hasn't happened since then. Yeah, totally agree. Totally agree. No argument here. And by the way, the same could be said about manning as well. He li- manning. There were no super when I got an MVP, but he lamented and win they scored seventeen and one Super Bowl twenty one in another ally. Manny that giants defense being all over Brady is what won the Super Bowl for the New York Giants not ally. Manning. But that's just me didn't even throwing three hundred yards in any of the games. That's right. I said it appreciate the call it. Eight say ESPN eight seven to nine three seven seven six back with your calls to close out the show in a minute. By the way, he's been radio's presented by progressive insurance customers switched to progressive can save an average of six hundred sixty eight dollars. Call click today and find out if we could save you hundreds on your car insurance. Guess what you're in the middle of the Stephen swift show podcast debit. Smith too. Being brought to you by Pennzoil synthetics taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. So guess what? It's time to make this witch depends. Thanks today. Brandon talk to me lava tonight. Even a man. How are you? Good. How are you man? The best best dressed guy on ESPN. And let you know that. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. What's up which want? So anyway, Meritas, crazy, man. That's better chance again page out of retirement making the wild card. So I don't know what he's talking about. How about that? Fisher was saying something about the Knicks and the first big, and what you think. So I mean, regardless if even if you don't get the first third pick, right? I mean, the random kyri they have a good chance comes to the next. I think so because you know, kyri was playing Pat it's home for him. You know, jersey was home friends, even though that Brooklyn's got, you know, to mask contracts. I mean, the Knicks are Sanni statues outside the stadium. I've been here while suggestions all all day long. You got somebody calling up asking me what the New York Knicks. Do that depends on the ping pong balls. You got crazy. Marie talk about the Mets. You know? They they they're going to be a better record in yet. Yes. Somebody called me up talk about Adrian Peterson. You know, he could be a running back for somebody. Pittsburgh, whatever he resigned with the Redskins. I mean, listen, you got people making all kinds of crazy gestures right now. All right, this nothing new that's going on here. Here's the bottom line with the New York. Knicks arrack. You gotta get I on Williamson. If you don't get the number one overall pick what possible attractive commodity, do you have a fillip to you? What possible attractive commodity? Do you have able to you to offer Brooklyn got to Matt contract? So I mean, the truth of the matter is that, you know, Chicago outside they got MJ right Lakers. Got Baylor shack Kareem magic airy chick. I mean, there's the Knicks are just shiny statue without faces. They don't got ended. I mean, there's so much history. But they're not you don't want. You know, we got 'cause you're not gonna go are appreciative comment. Thank you so much. I got your point about the Knicks. It is what it is. That's going to read you live. Stephen. They talk to me, right. Hey, what's up, Stephen Smith? All right question. Glad you're current cake on the Miami Heat what decisions to make to become the Miami Heat are mediocre team. And I think they got a track to start a south beach. I liked the supplementary parts that they have. I like the talent that they have with Richardson and Winslow and these boys I liked them. But they are. No there are no stars. And the fact is is that what kind of identity. Do you have who do you have to give the ball to say? Take me to the promise Goran Dragic decent player. But the bottom line is d obviously getting ready to retire. I don't go down there to see him as last game there. You just look around and Miami has decent players not scrubs decent players. But no difference makers. Yeah. That's what I've been saying honesty broke. I think we need a trait. We need. We can't we can't keep going players that are ready thirty something years old, which is high contracting trade them. Listen. I would dump why go after zubec-. You know, we would save so much money. They're whites. I being paid over twenty something mill question why you're going to talk about dumping talk about dumping Whiteside. You couldn't give them away. You would've take what? Nobody would take Whiteside right now. He's fallen off the map. He hasn't recovered since be gotten his face talk trash to dog the on it. Gotta run the call bearing you lava Stephen. How you doing today? Fan. I wanna get your take on the rate is trying to replace make picking up Trent and the raiders picked up Brown festive line you buffet offense of line. You definitely got this about buffering you off it's of line and getting an all world wide receiver like Antonio Brown. You know what they do? Right. They're giving Derek Carr everything they think he needs. So they have he has no excuses. That's what they're really doing. That's what they're really doing. I still think they need to pick up a a diehard quarterback in this draft. Well, again, again, a lot of people feel that way. But they believe in in Derek Carr, then they may go in a different direction. I personally think it's a decent shot that Haskins goals number number four to the raiders or number five temple before the giants would be able to grab him at six. That's my personal belief. And polluted eight a routine is there is the coat that he is. I believe going to pick up that quarterback because he got to have somebody just in case call goes. All right. We're about to cement, thanks for the call. Appreciate it. Let's go to Jason Euell. Stephen object require Jerry, Stephen. What are your thoughts on Randall Cobb? I think it's great. I think it's an upgrade. I listen. I think he's an upgrade from coal veasley. I do think. So I think they're co busy. He wasn't beating anybody. Listen, Kobi's Lee was serviceable he can catch passes in the slot or whatever. But he doesn't I don't think he has the resume that Randall Cobb, hats and rental car may of age, but I like him and a combined and you combine that with Jason Witten. I like to think that that Prescott is going to be able to do what Amari Cooper with Ezekiel Elliott and with that defense giving them ample opportunities to have his hands on the ball because they're going to be able to make stops. So as much as I despise Dallas cowboy fans because they're the most the scores. Disgusting nauseating fan base in American history. I can't stand them I Christmas every time they're miserable. The fact of the matter is Dallas Cowboys themselves are looking like a very formidable t right now, I'm not sleeping on them. Gotta get on outta here. Just to remind y'all to have. Wli week watching the first round NCW tournament first weekend of the W tournament. I've got Duke, Gonzaga, Tennessee and North Carolina meeting in the final four, Duke and North Carolina for the national championship. Carolina winning it. I talked to your money until it just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on ESPN radio and the ESPN app.

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NPR News: 02-23-2020 4PM ET

NPR News Now

00:00 sec | 9 months ago

NPR News: 02-23-2020 4PM ET

"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. The number of corona virus cases in Italy and Iran is rising as our deaths and South Korea has raised its virus alert level to the highest number. Npr's Anthony Kuhn report. Six people in South Korea have died of the new strain of Corona virus and six hundred and two are now infected. Sunday's new cases continued to be focused on debut. The country's fourth-largest city half of the cases are members of the Shinji Church of Jesus. The group said in a statement Sunday that it's fully cooperating with authorities and called on the public to refrain from unfairly criticizing it. Npr's Anthony Kuhn Independent Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the Nevada caucus by a wide margin cementing his position as the front runner for the Democratic Nomination Vice President Joe Biden came in a distant second. Npr's Don GONYEA reports. Sanders continued his strong showing from the previous contests. In Iowa New Hampshire. It was a different story for former South. Bend Mayor Pete. Buddha judge he was right on sanders heels in those earlier states but in Nevada he was far behind Sanders and trailed Joe Biden that prompted a warning from Buddha judge against a rush to nominate sanders. I believe the best way to defeat. Donald Trump and deliver for the American. People is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on the critical issues senator. Sanders believes an inflexible ideological revolution. That leaves out most Democrats not to mention. Most Americans. Next vote is South Carolina. Its primary is next Saturday Don Gonyea. Npr News Las Vegas. President trump is on his way to India for a brief official visit. That's expected to focus on trade and defense. Cooperation trump says he's expecting huge crowds to greet him such meter patach and Mumbai reports. One group produced a music video for him on. The video includes a graphic of president trump standing military dangling a rifle. The people who made the video belong to a right wing Hindu organisation every year. Trump's birthday members of the group were party hats and feed cake to portraits of trump. The group's founder. Rational Gupta is a Hindu nationalist. He says he likes trump because he stuff on Muslim nations like Iran. He completely agrees with the president's ban. On immigrants from some Muslim majority countries Gupta hopes from gets reelected this year. The last time trump was running for office. ahead performed Hindu rituals and pray to Hindu gods to watch over trump for. Npr News Ambush Mita in Mumbai al-Qaeda's confirming the death of its leader of the Islamist group. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula earlier. This month president trump announced the US killed COSIMA Ramey in Yemen. This is NPR. A British court begins hearings tomorrow on whether to extradite wikileaks founder. Julian assange to the US. He's wanted on. Eighteen criminal counts including hacking government. Computers the pilot who flew the helicopter that crashed in Los Angeles County last month. Killing basketball legend. Kobe Bryant Kobe. Bryant and eight others had been disciplined for a weather related violation five years ago. That's according to government information as Hettie. Lynne hurt his reports. Faa record. Show pilot Arizo. Brian flew into airspace near Los Angeles International Airport despite being told not to by air traffic control. Sa- by an admitted his error at the time and took full responsibility and while records. Say there's no indication. This latest incident is similar. The January twenty six chopper crash also happened in foggy conditions as Bryant and the eight others were on their way to a basketball tournament in which his daughter was playing according to officials. Oh by and had almost cleared heavy cloud cover. When he crashed a memorial is set to be held at Staples Center Monday for the Laker legend and his daughter for NPR news. I'm Hettie Lynne Hardy's in Los Angeles at the NWEA CP's image awards ceremony last night. In Pasadena California Lissouba was named entertainer of the year. Just mercy won best motion picture as well as best actor and best supporting actor after getting no recognition at the Oscars or the Golden Globes. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news.

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How To Get Hired For Your Dream Job

The Playbook

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How To Get Hired For Your Dream Job

"Tell me what skills you have. And what skills you tell me what knowledge you have knowledge you want. Tell me what help you need help you want. Learn to ask for it and then show me that you have a desire. This is entrepreneurs the playbook. I think we don't know what we want to do. Unless we see it and I speak a lot around the world not just incorporations but for every paid engagement that I do. I do free engagement at least one at a school and one of the exercise. I do especially with younger kids. I HAVE THEM DRAW. What THEY WANNA be? And the reason I do that is I think there's really three things that determine your success is one the skills that you have and we have to reiterate the skills that you learn on the field can transfer off the field and then the knowledge that you gain the knowledge that we have and then finally there is a burning desire that we learn on the field to be and what we can be the people that must be what they can be are the most successful people. And that's what I try to instill an all the kids and I asked him go ahead. Just take a minute right down. Draw picture of what you want to be. Show me what you can be and I was in a room on time and everybody got excited. And they're drawing all kinds of really cool things and I could see a little boy in the back holding the pen not knowing what to draw and then it's face lit up. His eyes went up and he started drawing so I kind of walked over to see what he's drawing any draw. He drew a picture of a pizza. Deliveryman puzzling to me right. He seemed like a really good kid as at risk school. But this kid seemed to be engaged wasn't if he wasn't trying and so after the class asked the teachers. Explain this to me and I give them option to draw whatever he can be and she said Oh well that's the only male role model that he has right. Everyone else in his family is either dead or in jail. And that's the one person he looks up to. And it struck me that no matter. What socioeconomic level your ad if you can't see it then you can't be it and so. I looked at teaching kids on the field. Three things skills knowledge. An unstoppable desire. I taught the enjoyment of the consistent persistent pursuit of your potential. Now the guy playing next to you I never know could be as good as my friends over there. I wasn't born with a certain potential but I had UN stoppable desire to be all that I could be on the field and off the field went to Notre Dame in all the way up into graduate school. It was funny as I look. You have the same problem. Say who here wants to work in sports is the NBA Sports Management Program at Notre Dame. All of them raise their hands so whoever thinks is difficult to get a job in sports all of them raised their hand. Who here has a job in sports? These were second year. Mba students three of them raised their hand said the first kid. I said where you have a job. He said I'm working for Scott's long care. Everybody laughed in the room. So we'll tell me about that job. He said Yeah they were looking for a VP of marketing with my graduate degree. I looked into and they have a multimillion dollar budget buying advertising and marketing and hospitality to host the dealers around the country. I get all the greatest sporting events from the Super Bowl Pro Bowl Masters Kentucky. Derby espy's emmys Oscars everybody at ESPN's GonNa love me. Because I actually hold the dollars that pays. Espn so who are they? Going to really take care of when I go to all these sporting events I said that sounds like my job. People pay me to hang out with rich people at the nicest sporting events in the world in fact when I spun off from Lee Steinberg Sports Agency. What most people thought was their dream job. Warren Moon in either. The hall of Fame quarterback founded that company. I said this is simple. Man People don't get the business let's go ahead and pay the athletes to come with us to the things that we like to do and all the rich people though come with us because they want to be with you guys and then. Let's just ask them to help other people. Let's make money to help people and have fun and go to all these things. That's how I built my business and I use the skills that I learned in school. I have a law degree. Never practice law in my life. I ran the most notable sports agency in the world. I also ran the Samsung's first phone division but I learned how to negotiate their. I hired a bunch of different athletes to do. Endorsements speaking engagements appearances. I knew the other side of being agent which prepared me for this so as I look at these careers in sports number. One sports is an industry. It's not a job. We need to tell these kids. Sports isn't industry not a job. It is the least competitive place to get a job. Now if you want to play for the Bulls like that kid. It's competitive. You WanNa be a front office guy. It's competitive you want to work for team as a general manager it's competitive but just as competitive as being the best every other profession is so multi billion dollar industry that crosses every dimension. I know kids that work in the East I own a fourteen right or the best investments. I've ever made incredible jobs for programmers designers. Graphic artists poets. I mean I can go through so many different careers if we just could get kids to focus in on enjoying the consistent persistent pursuit of their potential. The skills that you want to have the knowledge you want to gain be more interested than interesting last night. You have a couple of minutes. I tell a story that's indicative of my career so when I was lying on the field in thinking doctor lawyer failure my older brother was doing his residency over at Ucla. I said I'M GONNA go figure out because I better be doctor because the only thing I wanted to be was rich I grew up with a single mom. Six kids by boys and a girl. My mom would pack our lunch and a paper bag. Put us into a country squire station wagon. After she taught the second grade we'd go fill up turns thousand seven eleven when greeting cards and I told myself man. I'm GONNA be rich. Buy Mama House in a car. I'M GONNA be professional football player but that didn't work out so I'll be a doctor. I go right to my brother. He's doing his residency. First thing I say to him eighteen years old at a great college much better academic school than was football school and I said to my brother. Mcmahon. I hate hospitals. He looked at me he goes. What are you talking about your premed debut heat hospitals now? It'd be a sports doctor. I'm going to be on the sidelines and the training rooms. I don't have to be in a hospital and he looked at me like at eighteen years old as he dedicated his whole life to medicine and he said to me that piece of advice David. You've got to be more interested than interesting and I can't tell you career. How many kids come up to me and say Mr Meltzer? I want to have your job. I WANNA be Jerry Maguire. I WANNA have to be a sports agent and I just resonates in my head and be more interested than interesting. If you knew what data job was like what you're asking me right now is like telling me you. WanNa be a doctor but not sitting in a hospital. Tell me what skills you have. And what skills you tell me what knowledge you have knowledge you want. Tell me what help you need. What help you want. Learn TO ASK FOR IT. And then show me that. You have a desire. Everyone I've been one of the biggest internship programs not only here in California but the entire world and I had a young kid came in and he said Mr Meltzer. I WanNa work for you so you got ninety days to prove me that you want to work for me that you have the skills you have the knowledge but I don't see you have the desire. He said what are you talking about? I said you need to come in here like Rudy. And he looks at me. I go yeah like Rudy. Wanted to play football at Notre Dame. You gotta come in here and show me. You went to work for me. Like Rudy. Wanted to play football at Notre Dame. That's what I'm talking about. It's a desire to be what you can be. And he looked at me and he said WHO's Rudy. Get the F out of my office. Make me feel that old but guess it was showed up five thirty. Am waiting for me to open the doors in my office the next day because I showed him you watch the movie. Is the background on his phone right. This is what we knew. Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant told me he said I said. What's your favorite movie he said Rudy? I said come on man I wrote. He's my favorite movie. Look at me right. How would he be Kobe? Bryant's favourite movie and he said because everytime Dave he said when I was playing basketball in Europe every time my dad saw me not being what I could be not trying my hardest. He'd hand me that. Dvd and say. Watch this you want to feel blessed you got linked to your potential rudy was living to his potential that potential and what we need to instill in these kids. There's millions of jobs in sports and the ones that we don't even know about right ones that a traditional business people in Sports People. We cannot even imagine what sports are going to be like in the next ten years. I make millions of dollars off of people watching people play games and they call it a sport so I have no clue what's going to happen next year but if we're not teaching skills we're not giving them the knowledge and most importantly we're not teaching them to have a desire to be what they can be. It doesn't matter what industry they wanted work in. They're going to be stuck. Saying I coulda Shoulda been I would have been and they're not going to be productive. Accessible ungracious in their life. Hope you enjoyed this episode of the playbook but more importantly I want you to join my text community. I'm doing a lot of fun. Things there one on one conversations trainings giveaways and is the first place. I release all the information that I'm giving so join me at my texts platform nine four nine two nine eight to nine zero five. That's nine four nine. Two nine eight to nine five joined my exclusive community.

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First and 10: Raiders and other NFL teams cancel Sunday practices

Vegas Nation - Raiders Football

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First and 10: Raiders and other NFL teams cancel Sunday practices

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Everything, under the raiders son, we're here for you every single Monday and we're getting closer and closer and closer to NFL football, and that means raiders football. I heard somebody on the radio talking about it's eleven days before the season opener with the Kansas City chiefs and Houston Texans. So it's happening pretty fast. The raiders play white about four or five days after that. So it's coming. That's I'm just letting you know that it's coming the raiders are halfway through their padded practice segment of training camp even that was pretty quick. There's only fourteen of them in the halfway through So they'll. Take that they'll write it right to the opening of preparation for the Carolina Panthers Their Season Opener on September thirteenth and we're going to be here with you every single day or excuse me every Monday just as we are have been and will continue to do so and a new addition to the show. By the way we brought on Sam Gordon from the Las Vegas Review Journal you know with everything going on cove in nineteen. You know you have to Kinda mix and match a little bit. You GotTa figure it out you got to adjust. And Sam has been our just relatively soon right I mean are recently switched over to unlv covering unlv football and UNLV basketball right while. Right like that. Actually, is about a month couple months maybe June and then of course, the coronavirus hits, right? Yeah and there's no UNLV football season. So here I am with you. Here. So because UNLV isn't playing football hopefully they they they're trying to pause it and Redo it in the spring. I guess. Like the PAC twelve and the big ten is planning on doing hopefully. That happens I'm a little bit dubious. About about all of that because you know when you start thinking about the logistics of it all when you start talking about the NFL element of it. Spring when the NFL is assessing and evaluating the new crop players, a hundred percent and players are literally preparing whether you know if you're if you're a junior declared or a senior, that's graduated if you have NFL aspirations. That's the time that you're trying to gear up for those evaluation period. So what do you think I mean what are you hearing? Sam Come on. Yeah. I mean I just I mean you've already seen some of the top prospects draft eligible prospects opt out of the college season right and I think the closer you get as more information becomes available. If I'm a junior or senior I'm no I'm going to be a a an NFL draft pick like why would I play in the spring? It doesn't make any sense for me to play risk that. Potentially. Luciano millions of dollars and it's a it's a dicey situation. I mean. You Know It's twenty twenty on the flip side. You got a guy like, Joe Borough. If you would've if this would have been last year, right? Did you know who joe borough was at this time last year basically? No, I don't know who the Hell Joe Borough Wells to be. Honest. With you I heard of his I mean, I knew that he went to I kind of knew, should say all of a sudden the dude goes from nowhere to be in the topic and the NFL draft that doesn't happen in a year like this. No, there's I guarantee you Sam there's a job borough, maybe not a job, but there's going to be guys because. A, you know that just always happens somebody emerges but also when you're talking about the guys that are going to decline and opt out that just creates next man up situation how many guys are GonNa take advantage of that, and all of a sudden improved their status for the NFL guys we never would have heard of. Absolutely and it makes me think to on that same line. This affect NFL evaluators if they don't have the fall football season and you have guys that are opting out our seniors that maybe aren't playing things of that nature. What kind of effect does that have? So football I mean every it's again it's twenty twenty I mean nothing's assert no sure thing doubt about it and nothing's been normal for the since all of this came about. You know backing up six months ago or so everything's been altered and changed and. Designing away to to deal with covert nineteen but I talked to scouts. that. Are like, what am I going to do for the next? Five months or so. Because they literally in training camp just to explain how this all works in training camp that's all your scouts and your. Your College Director of Scouting they all get together for team meetings right at the start of training camp in the NFL. So. End of July basically. You have this big team meeting where everyone they have a list of, Hey, these guys were kind of looking out. Of course, it always changes But then at all the scouts they're walking orders, this is where you're going to go. This is the schools that we want you to go see. Good. Bye See you later and they literally live on the road for the next for during football season, and during the week their practices you know they'll they'll probably hit up two or three schools during the week. They'll stay over they end up at the end of that week to watch a game on Saturday, and then they repeat it the next week going up and down whether you're in. The PAC twelve country big ten countries. So what are those guys going to do other than maybe I guess just infiltrate SEC COUNTRY AND ACC country but there's guys there that are doing that are doing that anyway. So it's a whole new world. We'll see where it all goes hopefully UNLV we'll be able to get a season and I do feel for the kids that you know like Jason White Yep. Example, you know. Where would he be today if they didn't have if he didn't have last year to really elevate himself and he was just he's just a guy that was. An undrafted free agent, but he's still got on the radar obviously Yep with a strong senior year. So we'll see where it all goes and just to kind of Belabor the point of the covid nineteen effect Sunday was Sam's first day as my caddie I'm just kidding my first day. It was as I as you know, coming out to raiders back, Roy Henderson went through the entire process of getting tested doing that whole ordeal we show up on Sunday morning bright and early because the raiders practice at seven thirty. In case you don't know if you're not here in Nevada? It's hot as you know what? Right now in Las Vegas. So to beat that heat, the raiders practice at seven thirty in the morning. You know. The ungodly hour of seven thirty in the morning, which means you're basically about five in the morning. So we get there and LO and behold hey, practices been. Canceled quote unquote. Are. The schedule got got wacked basically and. Changed, and it turned into from a practice which Sam would have gone onto the field and been there for an hour and a half to watch practice as I as what I. But that'll change there was no practice to watch. So your first day on the beat. Cove nineteen in a way I think. Throws a curveball because if you look around the NFL, there was like all these crazy testing crazy testing situation where a bunch of false positives came out of this one laboratory in. New. Jersey with through the bio references where the league goes for their for the covid nineteen testing. So I'm not sure it didn't have anything to do with it. I'm not quite sure it did they. They're saying it didn't but maybe you know maybe they're playing around with little words just to to air on the side of caution right now. So whatever the case is, there was no practice practice you got thrown the ultimate curveball we were gonNA. Talk. On the first episode about your observations, but unfortunately, that won't be the case. So well, wing it right doing twenty, twenty, one, twenty so but. I would like to get your thoughts on What what what is it that you want to see? What is it that you're going to focus on? What are you? Coming in basically you know out of the cold almost into the into the hot raiders. Practice, what what is it that you want to say? Well, this is. Jon Gruden and this is I, mean they've revamped this roster. As we know as you've written about in the Review Journal, they revamped the defensive revamped the offense what is that going to look like a and the the biggest thing I want to see is their car, right? Yeah I think that's where a lot of the attention is going to be this year. The talent is there what we saw that in two thousand sixteen we know when given a supporting cast and when he has talent around him and when the situation is right he can win games right? He's proven that. When when things haven't been when he hasn't had been off right the last few years when he has had those resources when he hasn't had the quality receivers when the defense has been a little more porous than than in two thousand sixteen horace. Sieve. Crying. When the defense struggles he he doesn't necessarily produce the same way he did that year. So if feels like the pieces were in place, right where you have improved offense, you haven't improved defense is this the year that Derek Carr looks like two thousand, Sixteen Derek, Carr that's that's what I wanNA. See when we're GONNA get to that I. I gotta I failed to mention that we are brought to you by deal dash flavor shot and Sunday ticket, but you bring up a good point about about Derek Carr. And of course, it always begins and ends with the quarterback just always the. I I had a chance to. visit with Derek this week and much like you mentioned of course, we talked about all that and. And it's so interesting because one of the things as we're talking, there was social distancing going on. So when I say visit I don't mean like we're like face to face. But Derek is a huge Kobe Bryant. Laker. Fan I'm from Los Angeles. That's where that's where I came. So of course, no the Lakers, no Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant I since he was seventeen years old basically. And I mentioned to Derek and don't get me wrong. There is not comparing himself to Kobe Bryant or anything like that. That's not that's not the case. But what I told him when we were talking about the new level of talent. On the raiders and it is noticeable. Out to practice, you see how different it looks. Let's just be honest and it does it looks a lot different this year than when I saw last year offensively there's obviously more talent defensively and I mentioned to him that look. Kobe Bryant was the same player when he had smush Parker in the backcourt with them in those years Inbetween Sham there. Some lean user were similarly but he didn't chains now bet he was still Kobe Bryant and It's just that. When they brought in Powell and Lamar, Odom and Ron, our tests you know and all that second run don't Kobe was part of now all of a sudden Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant alongside better talent inevitable. The results are going to be different. So and he's he laughed because he said I I don't ever get the I never got the feeling that you lost confidence in yourself. That you weren't Derek Carr confident quarterback. Any any said I haven't have not changed now he doesn't WanNa. Knock you know all of his previous teammates but. We will sure they saw. Let's. We got to be realistic about this. It was not a quality rostrum now. No and when you talk about whether it was the offensive line in horrible and they were up until last year they turned the corner last year that you stay healthy or no great wide receivers or maybe they're maybe there was no running game that or the defense all throughout from top to bottom it was never complete for Derek. Carr? It just never has been, and now there is right yeah. It seems to be anyway and even mentioned look you know he goes I. Think we're going to be able to we have a chance to really light it up but. It has to happen I two. So my question to you SAM is. Is he going to be able to do that? Do you think that he is in a position to take advantage of the talent of the raiders have supplied in what? Yeah I think. So now, what does that look like what is taking advantage look like does that mean going thirteen and three? Right but doesn't mean being able to get the ball downfield in a way that he had been able to in recent years. Yes I. Think. So you bring in a rugs you bring in a Brian Edwards. You have a Darren Waller, you have Josh Shakeups. It's more of a complete offense and I don't think the raiders are going to ask him to try and make them try make something out of nothing the way he. Had to the last few years where you have to make average for he had to try and make average players. Look. He's got good players around him and I don't think it's a knock against Derek Carr that he wasn't successful last few years how many quarterbacks in the NFL now or even in recent memory can transcend the talent around get two or three in the league at a given time and we don't even like. Okay. Well, let's throw Patrick Bev Patrick. Patrick Patrick Mahomes. The clippers right now. Patrick mahomes he really I. Mean. Look. At the talents that yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Because Kelsey Terry Hill. It's just. Those guys translate wherever whatever exactly right right one hundred percent I'm not obviously Patrick Mahomes, the best quarterback in the NFL I'm not saying that, but it's necessarily making Tariq. Al Better. Those guys help him out. If there's some synergy there is there hasn't been a ton of energy I like that there hasn't been. Bringing, the the dictionary. I want to add. podcast but that's something he hasn't had. He hasn't had guys that are going to necessarily elevate him. There's there's very, very, very few quarterbacks. There's nothing wrong Jimmy, Garoppolo. For instance, you get good players around hey, and you go to the Super Bowl yeah jerk off guy you covered. You have talented receivers around him. You have good coaching. You go make a super bowl right and I know that Raider fans The low hanging fruit with Derek Carr is a complete seventy percent of his passes but a lot of them are easy dump. All right. So I right there's no question that he has done that this year I contend that it wasn't because he's not confident in himself. You know throwing the ball downfield. He just didn't have confidence that he had guys that we're going to get open, make the catch whatever the case might be, and if you're just throwing it down the field. To Satisfy Vinnie up in section three, nineteen because Vinnie says, Hey, you gotta start throwing the ball down. You know you're just checking down. That's just it's foolish to do that. If you don't think and if you don't have the confidence that it's happening Downfield, then you just take a chance that you shouldn't be taken. I'm saying that to say this, there was a sequence in the scrimmage on Friday at allegiance. Adm. All right where. It's the play is blocked well. He's got a beautiful pocket to throw from. He's looking downfield and. He's gone in it downfield. He's like Rarin back to throw it long to Henry Rugs just at the last second, he sees something that he doesn't like and just has to adjust and then just kind of dump it off right and so it was if you were just watching the play unfold if you're a raider fan who is used to that you like, oh, there's dark being Derek again just kind of dumping enough. Well, if you watched everything else unfold afterward as as I was able to. Do what you saw was Derek look at the wide receiver coach who is on the sideline and saying, Hey, you know, basically go talk to Henry all right and so the wide receiver coach following this entire sequence. All right. Then he goes to Jon Gruden to say the same thing and then so it's Jon gruden talking to Henry Rugs and and you know he's being really demonstrative and like he's he's obviously telling me you needed to cut it or whatever the case might be basically Henry. Rugs. Made a mistake. Sure either ran the wrong route didn't break it off when you're supposed to and so you had this the sequence whereas very demonstrative and and energize this conversation between all three of them. Then Derek, Carr Jon, Gruden Henry Rugs it all ended up with the fist-bump everybody is hit fist-bump. But my what I saw was hey, he wanted to take that chance he wanted to throw it down the field to Henry rug seeing that in practice over and over and over again. It just wasn't there. So to me, you force it when it's not there or do you make the easy pass which wet for fifteen yards by the way? That's what successful play yes. Exactly. But, don't get for a second that he doesn't WanNa take those chances downfield because I picked does any thank you. We're going to see that I think so too and when you have a rugs that can stretch the field and another guy. Brian. Brian Edwards spying. Bryan Adams a couple I almost called them Bryan Adams. That's why hesitant I was back in the nineteen eighties our Brian Edwards who Derek Carr compared on the record compared to Devante at right at at Fresno state I mean, that's the comparisons that those guys drawing. You know what kind of plays Davante Adams makes on the ball? Yes. Maybe you have a one on one match up with when Brian is out there where you could you could throw a ball. You don't have to a ball perfectly, he can make a play on it and you. You're that's the other part of it is that every great quarterback will tell you this. I'm not going to throw the perfect ball all the time. But when I have confidence like throw it into an area and somebody's GonNa get it. That just makes now I'm you know way more likely to take a chance like that changes the entire dynamic of the offense when you have a playmaker that can make plays on balls that aren't perfect, right? Exactly. Sunday Sunday Sundays are coming back in the NFL with NFL Sunday ticket DOT TV you can stream every live out of market NFL game every Sunday afternoon on your favorite devices plus Red Zone and direct TV fantasy zone channels never missed your favorite teams and favorite players. No matter where you live NFL Sunday ticket DOT TV is your key to the most glorious Sundays. Use the Promo Code Blue Wire at checkout to get fifteen percent off your subscription visit nfl Sunday ticket dot TV, and use Promo Code Blue. Wire. Hey everybody from Europe from Vegas. 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So we're off to a pretty sorry here we're in agreement I think that you know dare car I think is in position to take another step and bring the raiders with them but if he doesn't then. That's that's the flip side of the coin. Sure. There's that possibility one, hundred percent. So But I think the way I see it as I don't think we've gotten a fair assessment of Derek Carr because I don't think that the organization has done right by him by by giving him enough around him to say at the end of the year. got a pretty good read on on on our quarterback. Well, let's let's not forget who the raiders were for the better part of the last two decades. They have been one of the most unstable organization Yes in Sports, and that's why I think you go out and you give Jon Gruden. The deal that you gave him, they wanted stability and to do. A right Yup. And you have this coming to Vegas you have a coach in place you have general manager in place they're building a roster here and what they're trying to build is something sustainable. She can get this. You can give this quarterback that has shown a ton of promise at times during his NFL career like you said and you can give. Him finally a fair assessment I think this is the first year that you're going to be able to do that since two thousand sixteen and I think the GRUDEN factor with the ten year contract that you mentioned it was basically Mark Davis the owner saying look I don't want any aid. So I'm going to give you because that's what they've done. So many times, but the band aid on it let's see if it it it it'll stop the bleeding for a little bit. You know and edited it but I've talked to enough people in the organization going all the way back to when Gruden was being talked about, and then they were able to take to get him in here their whole point was. We WanNa do it right and we're gonNA give you the time to do it right and I think that that's For. Raider. Fans. That's the best thing to hear that look. It may take some time and it has three years later they're now at a point where the roster seems to have gotten turned around rebuilt. There's a lot of talent up there. You can see it but rather than just trying to get the quick fix let's do it. Right take our time be methodical about it so that it opens up a huge window now for for success. Obviously they gotTA. Turn around now and do it on the field but at least they're in a position where that might be a possibility. But again, if card doesn't deliver this year, then you start thinking about maybe going somewhere else. But but this is I, think all the pieces in place for him to have an improved year in a show that he can win games as you're starting quarterback. And I would be surprised if the offense and the team aren't better palpably on field. This year than they were last year Sam Gordon Derek Carr to the pro bowl. Just right there he does but he has I mean look four, thousand yard more than four thousand art two straight years. He's seventy percent completion percentage that tells me he's getting the ball he he's accurate he's getting. He's got these talented. He has the talent he has the tools we've seen when he has receivers that can. Go make we always one of the prettiest deep balls in the NFL right we saw earlier in his career there just hasn't been the infrastructure in place. Now it is. Now we get to fairly assess who dare cars is a quarterback is he a franchise quarterback or is he going to evolve into one of these I? Don't know if evolves right word or is he going to become one of these guys? Abandoned you see, a lot of quarterbacks become later in their career after they were given opportunities, start a guy that will go someplace and help you win a couple of games if. If, called upon right is he going to become? This? Is The we're going to find out this season what his future what? That's a good thing. I think that by the end of this year, it'll be. It'll it's going to lean toward this guy that's my. That's my prediction but I guess it could go either way to where they get the end of the year like you know what? This is this just isn't working, but in talking to Derrick his plan is GonNa be here a long time and I think he's lockstep with John Gruden and Mike Mayock. He's part of that sort of hierarchy where. I'm not saying the decision is go through him, but he's a consultant. He's he's he's eldest og here. Yeah. I mean look at the look at the franchise the guys who have been here the longest he's right there right and there's that respect level and it's it's it's it's. Needs to be pointed out when Jon Gruden took over I. Think the assumption was everywhere else but probably in John, Gruden's our own office was well there goes Derek Carr because if you look dead at John Gruden's track record, he comes in and he brings in his own quarterback. He's done that he did that in his other stops along the way and so I think everyone assumed this is it for Derek Carr John Gruden's GonNa go out and get his guy well three years later three drafts three free agent see periods plenty of opportunity to make trades I mean he traded Khalil Mack and he traded Amari Cooper the. Two stars that were there when he got there and yet notably. He kept Derek Carr the guy that was supposed to be the first one out the DR is still here that's telling and it would seem that if he if he didn't believe in to your point if he didn't believe in Derek Carr at all, he would've found a way to get him out of here right and got somebody and he understands that Derek Carr the talent around him wasn't up to par right wasn't. He wasn't going to be successful with that with that kind of talent and who would have been peyton manning maybe well, hey. What do? That's fine. You don't need in today's NFL. Nice to have a quarterback like that. But when you have a solid talented quarterback like Derek Carr, you put the pieces in place we've seen you can win a lot of games and one of the other things that that Derek mentioned to. Me was the third year factor in this offense he's never had that luxury. He's never had that stability there's been. Counted three or four different head coaches, multiple offensive coordinators and philosophies that he was always having A. Master. From one year to the next while this year, he goes into an offense. He's not learning anymore. He's literally mastering this offense and he gave me a quick little story about. A recent practice where he gets the line of scrimmage, the play call had been delivered to him in the air set helmet ear set from Jon Gruden. I get to the line of scrimmage I see that the defense is in this particular and boom I switch right out to, and he said look there were times in the past where you know you get to the line of scrimmage and you'd think of too late about out and you know afterwards, you're just kicking yourself because man should. But he didn't the commander, the offense. That he did that needed at that point but this time now you got to landscape immediately switched out they. It's a nice tenure gain or so eight yard gain for a first down. As he turns around, he sees Jon Gruden smiling and in his series like you saw exactly what I saw, and that's what I would have done. That's the plan that I would have called and checked out into just like this little reminder to him that. I'm getting there and he mentioned you know Peyton manning and Tom Brady, and those guys like they were in the same offense year after year after year after year after year. He's never had that it made him. Think you know now where he is your three in this offense while I wonder what it would have been like if this was year six in this offense and how it just changes things. Well, you talk about I. Mean We talk about quarterbacks all the time but really that quarterback coach Kinda. Drew Brees Sean Payton Manning in his prime had a Tony Dungy Brady Bella check. So Wilson p Carol I mean you see that Lamar accident in a hard developing in one Rizal Andy Reid mahomes. You have that chemistry there with the coach and the quarterback, and it would seem that to your point to that anecdote that starting to develop with Derek Carr and Jon Gruden, and that's that's I. think that's a huge plus franchise looks to restore itself and become a competitive. You do have that solidify then you have pre much. You don't have everything solidified, but you have the main ingredient solidified and I had a general matter. Tell me look there's two and I'm sure you've heard this. There's two types of teams teams that have their quarterback and teams are looking for their quarterback and if you're the team that looking for the quarterback. That's how. Bad World to be in because you can just chase your tail around. For forever groundsman doing. Back, exactly whereas. You know when you when you look at like the saints with drew brees now that are coming to the end of it, but look at all these years that they've been together. It allows you to not overreact even in a bad year, the Saints Pad, their share of seventy. But. They knew we got Peyton or we've got sean and. We've got drew. Now. We just got to always continually rebuild around it sometimes that might not happen. But then but you don't make the drastic change. You just say we just have to figure out around. We don't fire the coach. We don't get rid of the quarterback that's solidified right there. Let's just now. tweak around him and that's what obviously Tom Brady and Bella did all those years And we saw with the saints and drew brees and there's there's Aaron Rodgers now. That's a little bit different I guess. But when you have that you just a comfort level. And maybe now, for the first time in Deir cars career, he has that he has a coach trust and he has a coach that trust him completely and they're in this thing together we'll again we'll know more at the end of the season are maybe he doesn't. Maybe. They know that the whole thing, right? What's what's Great Sam is that in about a couple of weeks, we'll know we're gonNA start knowing and I think sixteen fifteen weeks after that. And knock on wood that has Jon Gruden says, we crush covid nineteen stopping it into the ground. We get a full season and because I think by the end of the season definitively. The raiders are GonNa know whether they have their quarterback or not. What do you think I agree all right and we're GONNA be here every Monday right we're breaking everything down we're GONNA be here every single Monday figuring in all out and Being a place that you guys want to ask questions and if you WANNA complain if you want to celebrate whatever the case might be I think there'll be some celebration this year but Las Vegas is going to figure out now really quickly that having an NFL team and writing that rollercoaster ride means you're Mondays arche be determined by Your Sundays and it could be hellacious or it could be jubilio. Just complete you know satisfaction. But that's the cool thing about an NFL team in your city is that when you get involved when it gets in your blood, you're gonNA feel it one way or another? Man Normally do and you grew up a vikings fan. Okay. So you know I do all too well with extremely the heartache. The just bitter heartache like taking you right to the brink video I'm feeling right now and then just kicking you and his throwing you off. That was my childhood. Yes it's my childhood. Yeah. So I don't know what it is about the vikings I full disclosure. So did I agree a Viking Fan and? It's just unexplainable. They're like the the the most respected. Organization. That just that hasn't got done. Yeah and in epic fashion. Stu. They they figured out every which way to just take it to the brink and then fall off. Well, it could be the. Vehicle it could be an interception by first ballot hall of Fame quarterback? You're going to kick the game go. Why are you throwing the ball right there he had like fifteen yards in front of him or could be just not showing up for the NFC championship game like they did in two thousand and two, thousand seventeen. So there's you have the smorgasbord of of ways to lose. Did you mention Gary Anderson hadn't missed a kit in two years or something like that? It was like surly? season. Unbelievable. So but we're to be here with you We're we're not going to. Guide you in that kind of Agni. That's salmon is agony right there that we're still out over I guarantee I'm just I'm not over any of those things. It's just I can't look I can't watch just. No I'm not going to do that and we're not gonNA wish that on on radio fans they've got their own problems last year's glass decades. What's there in Las? Vegas. Now, we'll see if that changes the course of their history again. Salmon I are going to be here, Monday whatever it is to to get you through. It here on biggest nation first and ten. Thank you so much for listening. and. We're going to keep it real. We're GONNA keep it right. We're GONNA keep it accurate and look forward to all the time. So we could spend together's out absolutely I'm excited to beater. They say a healthy gut means a healthy. 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Federally insured, but NCUA, plus picking out the purpose mother's day bouquet is easy with one eight hundred flowers dot com right now wanting to flowers, we'll give you twenty four multicolored roses plus a free vase for only twenty nine ninety nine to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. That sound you heard coming into our number two just the other night when the Toronto Raptors were playing Philadelphia, seventy Sixers and my man Mark Jackson was calling the game with Mike Breen and my next guest. And Mark Jackson said something Jeff Van? Andy clearly felt was out line. And so he checked him on it. And Jeff Van Gundy is on the line with us right now. What's going on coach? How are you, sir? How's everything? Stephen. How's everything always always great to talk to you? So as you've reflected on on on that little back and forth with Mark Jackson. And then you seen what has happened with Joel. And being over two of the last three games. What has come to your mind, sir? Well, I I think she killed O'neil says that I think it's more of an old school thought. Like, it's just what you do on the court. I don't I it's not this is not got to do it with Joel. And be I am so tired of be be after every bad game. Particularly that stars play. You know, it's this guy's finger is that guys upper respiratory infection. It's that guys left knee. There's so many built in excuses that we in the media give. If you're on the court, you're good enough to play play. Well, help your team win. And I just think all these concocted excuses. Sometimes it drives me a little crazy. Is it concocted in your mind by the media or the players themselves? Coach. No, we're the vehicle that that allows ourselves to be used like, I'll give you another example. Stephen I was thinking about this last couple of days when did it when you started to broadcast that you had to say, and I think you've done this in in relation to James. You said you have to say like seven good things. Like, you can't say Steph curry gotta shoot better you have to say Steph curry, no, seven languages. He's a great dad. He's a great father. He he's got great parents. I like his brother and Portland. He's improved his game. He's gotta make more shots. And then you gotta lists like eight other reasons that you like the guy versus just give your view on what's happening in the game. I don't know when that became in vogue, or when you we all felt we had to do this to not be labeled a hater. And I don't know. It drives me crazy that you can't. Even critique somebody's game anymore or a game without like feeling the necessity to wax on and on and on a so everybody knows you're really like the guy you're talking about. But he's just gotta do a little bit better. Oh, you welcome to my world of it all the time, and I begged people can I just talk about basketball. You're right will abroad, James. I'll put up that tag on on. I take anytime. I got something to say about him. I give you the tag. Great father. Great husband. Great director. Great producer, great everything. Because we got a God forbid that. I actually critique his game. There's no question about that. Jeff guney. But I'll ask you this was it. It wasn't like that. When you were coaching. The example, the Knicks in the nineties and institute thousand season wasn't not like that back then or crystal awesome us how drastically it has changed from what it is. Now compared to what it was when you were Sistan co. Coach and then ultimately became a head coach completely different. I reflect often on the type of coverage Patrick Ewing got in New York while leading the team to two finals in my time there one of one of the head coach always going out of the first round, you know, like and producing at this high level against a position at that time, which was absolutely loaded. And I never once. Like saw it like whether it was our MSG network with Marv Albert to Peter Vesey to beat writers. They never said, you know, he's got great parents his kids are well behaved, you know. But he dropped three passes last night. It was not ever. It was it was much more critical and much more personal. And I don't know win it change, maybe a change because the media is so. In in snared with agents and players for information that they feel the necessary necessity to, you know, always make sure again that they're not labeled hater, I don't know winning crept in. But I know when I coached like a great player like Ewing in New York. It was vastly vastly different to Van Gundy right here with Steven ESPN radio and ESPN news. Let's get into some of these playoff series. I mean, I'm in. I'm in San Francisco tonight, the Houston Rockets will visit the Golden State Warriors after oracle game five of this. Western Conference series is tied to two. I think this is more of a must gain for Golden State. Then it is for Houston favorites, obviously the win this series. But based on what I've seen a game three or four to waste of Curry's been struggling the way Klay Thompson has been struggling. I think this is a must win situation for Golden State rather than. Have to go back to Houston and try to win game six down three two in this series. What about you? What have you been seeing? What do you feel? I really don't have a good feel for this series. I think both teams have shown their absolutely can win a championship and they're absolutely vulnerable in this particular series. And I think the depth of Golden State or lack thereof. Is really coming to roost right now without cousins Livingston whether it's injury or age or a combination of both and necessity to start Igwe Dala. They have no punch coming off the bench looney as the only guy I think right now that Steve Kerr, you know, unequivocally trust. And so they're basically playing with six men, and I think Houston they'd gotten good production. You know, I think rivers has been good off the bench. I think they've had more bench. You know, like, a thrust a burst an energy and right now, I think that's what gives Houston. It's best chance. And then you know, I think it's gonna come down to this. If they're ahead late Houston can they create quality shots down the stretch. Because we saw in game four I thought they. Played an outstanding game. And then they really struggled in the last two or three minutes to get quality shots and opened the door for Golden State to come back, and ultimately have a chance to tie different Gundy as you watch this series and you watch this regular season covering the games all season long who MVP is. It a harden or is it the Greek freak Zhanna entered to component. Well, I've said hard all along. And so I'm not going to back off of that. But if I actually did have a vote and voted. I might totally punk out and split my vote because Janas to me it's not just how well he's played. And it's not just where their position right now. I think to win a championship. It's his whole mentality towards the game and competition. Oh, it's love. Don't you love it? I do. And I think it's we need to see and other players need to see it doesn't have to be were all drinking wine together after games bright PNB competition where I wanna be with my guys, and I want to concentrate on my game with my guys to give my team the best chance to win. And I think he's done a fabulous job. I think Mike boot noser the coach has done a great job and Steven one of the most under sold stories this year to me in the whole week. And I don't read about it nationally at all is what a great job John horse has done as their general manager putting together a team around a great player like Jaanus that fit. He got rid of big who couldn't shoot every big now that they put on the. Floor brook Lopez Ilyasova miratec all can shoot it to three. So Janas us now has incredible room to drive the ball. The addition of George hill content as an under under or overlooked free agent signing all this death has allowed them to overcome. You know, the loss of Malcolm Brogdon who's a starter for them. And they haven't skipped the beat. And I give way way wage by the way coach who bought away coach may be back. He's expected to be back tonight. The game five he's been activated. And I'm sure you'll be unlimited minutes. It'll be interesting if they play him in the regular rotation. And if so who do they put him in a head of or instead of? Jeff han. Eddie right here was even eight years radio, ESPN coaches. That's your way of saying that you agree with Balki that the Milwaukee Bucks will win the title this year. Oh, I don't know about that. I think, but I do, and I believe this throughout the year is that the Eastern Conference champion, whoever it may be. Is going to have a great shot at winning the championship. Now, I'm not ready to say they're going to win it when the east because I think Toronto's capable I thought Boston was the best team going into the season. And I think or I thought that they would be Milwaukee in this series, which I've been obviously, I'm a little off on. So, but I think whoever comes out of the east is going to have a really good chance because they're deeper than either of the Western Conference favorites in Golden State in Houston. Coach. Will you look at the Boston Celtics, and this is a team without kyri. And without Gordon Hayward last year gets to game seven of the Eastern Conference finals against LeBron and the Cavaliers they will within forty eight minutes of a birth to the finals, and they lose and then they come back this year. Whether it's. Fiery or in my estimation? Inserting Gordon Hayward immediately into the starting lineup to start the season knowing that you had young guys like Jaylen Brown's twenty two years of age Jason Tatum. Twenty years of age Terry Rosia starving for his opportunity knowing that as a second unit play. Now that car we is back. He's going to have some things to prove in a contract year. I think it spelt real disaster for them. And I think it sort of chickens coming home to roost in that regard. The combination of those two things. Do you see something else that's going on with Boston? Or is it simply about those two things. I mentioned Gordon Hayward. Kyrie irving. I think they when when healthy this year. It was going to be a little funky because people who had elevated their roles last year, we're going to be asked to do less and then rose ears case asked to do less in a contract here. So I think that's a huge factor. And then you throw in trying to work a guy back in after a major injury and Hayward, and Kyrie Irving who's a high usage player all those things to me. We're going to be difficult challenges for Boston. If they didn't make a trade to try to thin out, you know, their overwhelming debt, and they didn't make that trade. They got off to a great start in the in the playoffs. And and this is what I think most fans don't understand everybody always wants to declare. Okay, we're good. Now, we saw Dr issues when. Whenever you get on a good streak. And so they win their first five playoff games and everybody. Says they're cured whatever ailed them in the regular season. They're all cured now. And you don't know anything about your chemistry until you go through adversity. And so now they've lost three in a row. Everybody is. Laying blame at everybody's feet. Kyri irving. Brad Stevens, Danny aines the other players. And so tonight, you're going to see not only what kind of game they have and skill. They have. But also, what type of chemistry? They have in Ken may summon up the belief the spirit the fight. To go on the road and believe they can win three in a row to on the road. And I think it's going to be very interesting watch tonight from that standpoint. Well, as you say that about the Boston Celtics because it hasn't been thinking the same thing about the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers who returned home for game six after blowing game four against Toronto this past Sunday. And I like Brett Brown a lot. But I think that when you look at these two conference you shouldn't job that Brad Stevens did in bringing play along last shit. You saw the job that might gouden owes did this year and developing the pieces around the Greek freak and coaching the way these coaching and being very very deserving of coaching on honest. I'm afraid that based on what we've been seeing from Philadelphia in these playoffs particularly in game four, and then obviously if they don't show up in game six I think that Brett Brown could be in a world of trouble as a coach knowing what's required of a coach to be successful the work. That goes into it. And all of that other stuff, what are your feelings about folks who look at Brett Brown and has question marks about him. Well, I would question their ability to evaluate a coach. Because to me what happens Steven we give the player the out for a quote being hurt sick, whatever. But we don't afford that to the coach of that player. So we'll say that a player. Let's just say Embiid he's been sick. And so it's it's understandable that he hasn't played well, but then cut the coach no slack and expect him to get incredible production from that said sick player. I think also their depth to has been robbed a little bit. And. As they dealt for star players like Butler, like Tobias Harris, their their depth has been chipped away. So they need their best players to play. Really? Well, you can only expect so much from that bench. And and then. Toronto is a better thing. So you think about it after game one everything was, you know, the Sixers had no hope then they come back and win two and Toronto has no hope now Toronto's one two in a row, and we're talking about should Brett Brown. Stay if they lose this series. Well to me, it's all nonsensical. This has nothing to do with coaching. This has everything to do. With does your best player to your best players play their best. When their best is needed. Toronto has the the best player on the floor. He's playing his best when his best is needed. And that's why they're ahead. Three games to two what Philly needs to do is Ben Simmons. Joel Embiid Butler and Harris have to play great. They have to summon up a great game at home and take this to seven and then take their. Shot. Well, listen, I don't I can't argue with any of those points actually agree with you. I'm just not sure the Sixers who see it that way. But it remains to be seen which I'm gonna Jeff Van Gundy right here with Steven. He has been ready to ESPN just couple of more questions while I let you go coach who's the best big man in basketball right now when you consider the way the joke joke inches playing in Denver right now. He's been absolutely phenomenal. I think Denver is gonna win this series in seven games because of it, of course, with Nurkic being out for the rest of the season in Poland. The needs cancer playing with a separated left showed us. What are your thoughts about who the best big, man? A basketball is is it him. I think he's playing the best right now. But if you gave me everybody healthy, and I had a choice for one game. I think Embiid would be my choice. I think you know, Embiid had a really good year. But I don't think we can disconnect. You know, we wanna say win available, but ability is sometimes your greatest strength. And for whatever reason it makes sense to me. I may not make sense to the load managers out there. But it makes sense to me when a guy place as little as in beat has. Since the all star break, and he doesn't get to practice as much obviously that he's going to not be sharp. And where are you see it is when he puts the ball down in Toronto comes to give help and support those are turnovers right now because I don't think right now, he's sharp with the ball. And I don't know how you could be playing so little and practicing even less than that probably. And so availability is a huge issue. Yokich is obviously available on a regular basis for Denver. He's playing great. And I just hope for him beat say that his body holds up and that he can play a full season practice regularly. And then take it into the playoffs to give him and his team. His best chance of playing his best. When his best is needed. Because his best is needed right now. Coach for let you go last question as an aside. I was on I take yesterday and Mexican and I got into a debate that ultimately went viral because his position was why lended is more clutch. Dan koby? I don't know what the definition of that is with these analytics dudes, and what have you, but I will tell you. This. My attitude is Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe. Bryant was also drafted fifteen years ahead of Kawai. Let it Kobe Bryant played in a different era Denka wild. Let it Coa Linden did have the cushion of Tim Duncan monitor nobly, Tony Parker and the system in San Antonio. And so is great as violent it is. We're just seeing some of the, you know, him being that number one option then being that go-to guy excetera, and it's been absolutely fabulous. But I'm certainly not ready to give him that edge over Kobe Bryant. What do you say about all of that coach I say referred to that sound that you play? At the start right before I came on about pumping someone's breaks like those type of statements. I think do a disservice. I I know they're in vote. But I think they do a disservice to the long jetty great great career were only what a third or half way through quiet Leonard's career wrecked. Correct. We've seen the whole Kobe Bryant involvement his whole career the peaks valleys the ups the downs. But to say someone halfway through their career is more clutch than Kobe Bryant. I think it's just we never to just wait and see we wanted to Claire and obvious lynyrd. Obviously Leonard is an incredible player a great player one of the best in our game. But to achieve. The Brian status. You have to do it over so many years and so consistently being the number one option. This is his first, you know, he's in 'bout years three being the number one option. Maybe you're really really to and really too because if you remember he missed the only played nine games last year. Right. So it's to me, it's a wait and see but the bar that guy like Kobe Bryant who's the second best to guard to ever play. Like, I do not wanna diminish that. Because I have a recency bias, and I can only remember what happened last year last week or last game coach, I'm gonna let you go. But I'm I'm in the segment by saying this one of the things that I think is involved right now is people looking at numbers and looking at a piece of paper more not gonna cues them of not watching a game. But it's almost like they want to lead. They want us to lean on. On those analytics more than leaning on the eyeball test. Like like gods, like yourself impact rally and others never knew anything about analytics, you knew about it. But you relied on I too am I wrong and saying that that's the wrong thing to do to just rely those numbers more so than the eyeball test. And what the game basketball shows you what things stats go up and down due to style of play rules at that time. So in the nineties when possessions were less or the early two thousand you know, the numbers were going to be depressed a little bit. But the impact on winning could even greater and I think the other thing that only looking at statistics does it takes away the joy and the beauty of the game. I don't I don't love the game. And this is why you know, all triple doubles, double doubles might brings favorite step five. Five. I don't care about any of that. I just wanna watch the game. And I think it's a beautiful game when played between too hard plane well-connected well skilled teams the numbers are great after the game. But in the game, I just wanna see the game. I wanna see how you know guy. Runs a pick and roll or like Hawaii Leonard shot over Embiid and game four right to me just to reduce it to a three point mate is to undersell the greatness of that shot in that moment. So. I liked that. I liked him a lot when I coached because I think it helps you form opinions that had merit and in broadcasting. I think at times we over rely on them to pay some picture that all we need to do. We don't have to paint the picture. The game is right in front of us. We can see it. We can feel it. We can enjoy the beauty of the game and always reducing it to a stat. To me sucks. The life out of the game at times about that. Coach Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy, appreciate as always looking forward to watch as the players continue. Thanks so much for your time. You got all right. The one and only Jeff Van Gundy. Former coach for the Houston Rockets, former coach for the New York Knicks, obviously an outstanding broadcast for us right here on ESPN ABC. He's live with yours. 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They'll be on a three game winning streak taking that three game winning streak back to game six in Houston Friday night, if they lose they'll be on a break elimination yet again down three two but with game six on their home foil back at the Toyota center in Houston. So it's gonna be interesting. Let's go to my man L J who I had to pledge a meeting finally at game four used. Two rockets. Go to stay warriors. My brother, great to meet you man, you live. Stephen what's up, man? Going Stephen Glass to appreciate the time. You talk and chopping which. Nope. Go ahead. I I got to Keith actors that have long series in my opinion. I the adjustments that dantonio may going small he's playing faster. So they give a key vantage with Austin rivers coming off the bitch. Who's averaging thirty minutes mind, you and PJ tucked her at the five instead of Capella now that opens up the floor for the fact, you can't double team 'cause everybody's a threat either put the ball on the floor attack, the rim degrees of so in other words, l j you call to give me credit when I said you got to you got to click appello on a bench. Go small. I said that before game three. Exactly, right. But you said Gerald green though, I think all rivers the better. The only reason I said Gerald green is because Austin rivers was ready coming off the bench of plan. Well, I wasn't talking about in place of him. I'm saying the only point I was making this take. Cappella and put him on the bench and go small you could start a general green. You could put a BJ tuck on at the five you can have Austin rivers, but you can't have cappella out there for chunk of minute. You've got to go with small bowl because that's your best chance against Golden State. Exactly enough in also my second plus twenty seven last two games granting team or office rebounds. So now, that's one minute. Go to state has six on defense trying to defend so therefore the energy or not to say. To write that comes down to PJ Tucker because he's the one that's been the Moscow on the boards. Exact he's the one that's been a Moscow the board. So you got PJ tuck a garden Kevin Durant, but also crashed in the boards, and that needs to be recognized. Excuse me. Go ahead. L J. Exactly. I'm just saying keep that this production because the rockets averaging nineteen points off the bench supposed Golden State's ten. They will have a chance to win the series, Stephen. And I believe like you say if they win tonight, they have a great chance to come back Friday night and close the series, which is why I think they're gonna lose tonight. Because I think they recognize that and ain't having appreciate the call though, man. Thank you so much, Donna you lava Steven how are you? How's everything? I am fine. How Stephen age. All right. Thank you for calling. You'll walk out. I wanted to give a condolence on losing your mother. I wanted to do that personally because I know how much she means to you. And then I wanted to say that I agree with you in j on Kobe Bryant because he just had a longer career. But also, you have to give a slack to max because you know, his makeup and once he makes the statement he's not going to back down off of that. I don't have a problem with bags back down at all. Actually, I was very proud of him because he stuck to his guns and stuck to one point. I have no problem with it. I don't care if I disagree with him long as he sticks to a point that in making six or seven different points. So I was very happy with him making the point that he made I just respectfully disagreed with him people misconstrued this about it as well. They saw Jay walk off the set, and they saw me be exasperated where I was done with max had nothing to do with the Kawara Koby argument. It's when he said that power soul during Kobi's championships years was still a better component. Then Tim Duncan was during the year tip dunk and wanna championship against Miami. That's what I was done with them. I was doubled understand that too. But I understood because I don't know him as well that no you guys 'cause I watch it every day, but he seems to be very calm, and he doesn't like to be taken out of there. And I think he was about to come out of that. And so it was best for him to walk away. To walk away. 'cause he could he could have deal with the nonsense. But for me, it was the console Tim Duncan argument. I didn't wanna hear that. That's ridiculous. That's utterly ridiculous. But go thank you so much. I just want you to love you. You are awesome. Thank you so much. Don, appreciate the love. Thank you. Let's go to Joel you lava, Stephen what's up, even everywhere. So baby talk to me, man. What's going on? I'm a warriors fan. And I think they are in trouble. And the only way they went tonight. And maybe the next game is if Kevin Durant plays a similar style basketball as James harden. And if I'm Kevin Durant, I'm giving Steph curry and Klay Thompson the first half if they're not knocking down shots. I'm telling coach Kurt to play me entire second half. And I'm taking over. I don't disagree with that. I think Kevin Durant is the most efficient offensive superstar. We know of outside of Linnet, this particular postseason of Kevin Durant is a juggernaut. We know what he can do. And the from what they tell me there are times when he gets a bit winded been tie it. So when he's explodes for ten or twelve straight. You might ask the question. Why do they go away from him is because he wants them to because he wants to regain some oxygen or what have you and get out during the court. But I do believe you. I think that the way Houston's playing and the way Houston that's coming that. You gotta punch them in the mouth. You gotta you gotta show them. There's levels to this. And you're not on it. If that is indeed the case, Houston, obviously is going to push back. They've got James harden. Who's my league in the you know, CPI three PJ Tucker. Every Gordon is. Oh my God. He's played. So well, you can't sleep on that either. But none of them are Kevin Durant. They could be Steph curry and less Steph curry explode. They can be Klay Thompson. And let's Klay Thompson expose. It doesn't matter. What they do. They Kevin Durant. So you're right. I think Kevin Durant at some point in time tonight is going to have to remind them there's levels to this. And y'all not on my level, y'all know who I you know, who I am. That's what he needs to do. That's the mode. He needs to be in for game five tonight. Even a last point is viable option too. Bent Steph for some minutes of game when he's not performed defensively. I feel like some of those young guys on the bench fighters. No, no. That's not his problem. His problem is not that you know, he can't play defense. His problem is that they go through extrordinary means to disguise them because they don't want him to get fouled trouble. And then you've got James harden another's picking switching and creating mismatches because they want Steph curry guarding them. And if you're Steve Kerr, you got to remind him look man, get up on them on a three point spot. But if they school to for to against you. So be it. It's no big deal. Just don't get in the foul trouble. Because we need you on of course, Keefer Steph curry as a foul trouble in the first half. And then we'll see where it goes from there. Appreciate the call. Thank you so much, and then they'd say ESPN that is the number to call Stephen ESPN ESPN news, by the way when you're hiring. 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And I was at the game was at the game sunny, Philly man, they should've won that and be had to stopped acting around get down to post and play then Simmons go ahead and shoot that ball. And and and just play kids Koa. He's not superman. You can play 'em. Barry, some hard very I'm going to do a favor. I'm gonna do favor. Hang up on you and give you an opportunity to get your basketball knowledge until I called me back tomorrow because you just call it up on the nationally syndicated radio show. It said Ben shipment. Ben Simmons should Sheu should shoot more. That's not knowing basketball. Let's go to Ray real quick. You only got thirty seconds. Go ahead. Ray? Hey, Stephen a big fan layer. I've got you only got thirty seconds. Go ahead. Okay. I'd like to say that the conversation between coli and Kobe is absolutely ridiculous. Because Kobe's career is finished. I am a hot cost expand. I don't like Kobe. But you gotta love superstar greatness. Is you know greatness greatness? All right. 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Reflecting On The Greatness Of The Late, Great Kobe Bryant

Boomer & Gio

00:00 sec | 10 months ago

Reflecting On The Greatness Of The Late, Great Kobe Bryant

"Thomas Brian Campbell to experienced media pros albeit to Germany's wall. It is Monday nickelback candid combat down like a sweet science educator. Okay you donkeys no-holds-barred then maybe remind and absolutely crazy hard core shell morning. Combat Black video subscribe to the channel. Good Monday morning. boomer is out this morning he is sick. Hopefully we see him tomorrow. Chorus will be down in Miami next week. So Hi this early. Sorry this week. Yeah we're off to a great start booth yeah. I did that before the show to Oakland. Messed up this week and next week. I don't know why maybe a little bit Messed up and ahead after yesterday. which was just a horrible horrible day in sports so boomer sick Jerry in Good Morning Jerry how are you what is up? How are you well? I mean th this one. This one hit me harder than most of these things do you. I think that celebrity deaths are something that we've gotten used to. I think death in general is maybe something you've gotten used to tragedy like. This happens almost daily. It just depends how it affects you and we see people dying in plane. Crashes car crashes and it horrible ways and then sometimes you get desensitized to it because you hear all these horrible stories a lot and you may not have a personal connection to the people all that pass away but there was something about yesterday that really hit me in the people that are in my life harder than normal then I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why exactly that was and of course the obvious reasons. Or they're about coby and his greatness and of course his daughter being being on the plane which is as heartbreaking his anything imaginable and the fact that he was only forty one years old and you have all these great memories of him on the court and all that all that stuff but I also think you know a reason why it hit me as hard as it did was. He seemed invincible to me. He didn't didn't seem like he was a human being. He's felt like more than that and guys like. That aren't supposed to go like this. And and it really sort of made me think about the mortality of not just me but everybody around me more than any of these things ever had if Kobe Brian's life with his daughter can be cut short. And this tragic way I mean that was like you know rocked. Everybody yesterday and I never ever been in a situation and I'm pretty fortunate. I mean. Of course I've had people around me close to me have passed away but it's never been a tragedy. You you know I. It's always been someone who was their time. You know they were eight years old. They were sick. You know it was one of those things it was never somebody's life cut short like this but this I could not believe it. I mean it took hours and hours and hours for me to actually believe that Kobe Bryant was dead and the way that we processed these things the way that we learn these things. It's checking twitter. It's let's go to twitter airless refresh twitter and I swore that once that. TMZ report was out there. I said they'd been wrong on one thing before I remember like they. They said the little Wayne had passed away and he hadn't and I'm thinking maybe they jumped the gun on this. Maybe it was his helicopters we had one and he wasn't on it. And please please please please tell me. It's not Kobe Bryant. Then even seeing the videos and the pictures of him afterwards and seeing how healthy and full of life he was was in the video of him explaining basketball to his daughter. Jonah this guy's not dead. He can't be he's Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant why it doesn't die like this guys like him. This doesn't happen and I know we've had tragedies in sports that have been of a large magnitude for Puerto Clemente Thurman Munson. Now is really before my time I knew about them. I learned about them but nothing like this and the stories of him and his post playing career and how dedicated was as a family man. Now you know maybe the stuff that happened to him earlier in his life than he was a part of allowed him to appreciate that a little bit more but you know it it makes it even even more tragic because he you know he was a father lost his daughter on that plane to and you know that family now has to go on never the same. The three other daughters his wife I mean their lives are in shambles and it affects guys like me and you and sports fans in a way and you know that that's what that is. That'd be those families are I mean I cannot even imagine getting that news being the wife daughter brother. Whatever of Kobe Brian? So yeah this one was different for me Jerry. I don't know how how you process it yesterday. I mean not great not as harshly as you do you have but I mean it. It was something that I was surprised by it. You double check it a few times but same as you I saw. TMZ had it and that to me was it. I didn't need further confirmation. I forgot he's funny. I was talking to Al before for about that and then really never getting anything wrong. I forgot about the little wayne thing. I figured. It was once or twice but there are photos attached to it. I think the the the best the thing you hope for is that there was no one on the helicopter. But you say that they're still looking still a pilot that's on the helicopter so there was certainly tragedy stuff happens. I'm not all the time but it happens. Happens enough and it's sad and it's sad when it happens to someone you know someone you don't know it. We take for granted every day that were here and you know not to get all deep on everybody because you you know no one needs that right now but you know you now. You know what it's like for the for the wife of a police police officer every day. I don't know if it's your last the wife of firemen. You don't know it's our last day for us every time you get in the car and you drive on these highways we have no idea and we take everything for granted and what we will. Do we will pause now for a couple of days and we'll reflect and then three four five days from now we'll go back to living our life the way we do. Yeah and I can't. You're right I can't put my finger on why it doesn't last asked longer like what is it about. And it's in. Some people are good at that. There are people who can every single day. You know. They'll say every day is a gift appreciate it but I I oh I do believe the majority of us are exactly like you described where you have a moment like this and everybody says you kiss your loved ones Hog your loved one. You know you never know when it's going to be over. That's why I think you know the Kobe thing you know like I said I think the the reason why attached so many people in this way you know you mentioned some of the tragedies. We've talked about here especially usually you know locally with police officers but it's one of those things where you know. These guys put their lives on the line every single day that they put the uniform on you know Kobe. Bryant's a guy. Hi Who's WHO's supposed to be. You know away from those types of things. He's living this life in in luxury and millions and millions of dollars. It's just not you know. Denying it forty one is not supposed to happen to him. So it's like it can happen to anybody type of thing. I think that's why people were saying yesterday. The things they were saying. But you're right it probably won't last which is which is sad. I don't know what it is about our brains that sort of forget about those things for even capable of everyday living like that but it's also a sombre way to live to. You know what I'm saying like I could leave my house and died today. I mean maybe we don't WanNa think about it maybe be that's what it is true though but you're right every single day. Yeah no but you're right. I mean about pausing and then you know in a few days. We'll we'll go back back to the same type of stuff and you know you feel foolish complaining about the things you complain about when things like this happen but it is a difficult task to have this type of perspective every single day. It is for me. I think you have to be around it. You know I have a really good friend of mine whose wife works in a childhood cancer ward of a hospital she sees every day. Yeah and I think probably lives her life that way every day because you you see how precious everything is when you see it with children. It's even worse. And then of course you bring into the account that his daughter was on the helicopter as well which makes the story go even further worse and there was another. Think another child on the plane on the helicopter as well because I think it was another parent and another player I think if I read that correctly but my point is I think to appreciate it and understand it and to live your life that way every day. I think you have to be around it every day. 'cause otherwise all it is is what we read and then like I say you go a few days later on once the moments it's pass we go back to what our lives are. Yeah and and so far we know of Colby and his daughter Jonah the pilot and then also you've got the baseball coach his wife and his daughter so that and then we found out there was actually nine that passed away after that press conference conference by the fire chief out in Calabasas yesterday so it was four or five there for awhile and then all of a sudden jumped up to nine which which was which made the bad things worse so yeah I mean I I appreciate it him so much as a basketball player he was right in my wheelhouse. You know as a a Cy young sports fan who looked up to guys I mean. It's it's different when you're of certain ages the guys now. I appreciate the guys now but I don't look up to them in the way that I did a kid right. Yeah I mean so you know when Kobe winning. It's going to be the twentieth anniversary of Kobe. Bryant's first championship championship with the Lakers. And check coming up. I believe this year. I mean that's twenty years ago. I mean I was seventeen when that happened so that that was a little bit different and I always admired him. I was always on the the Kobe side of the debates with the Colby and Lebron and all of that and the Kobe and Shaq and I felt great when he got that fourth title without Shack. And I actually you know when we went out to La me Joe and Evan we went to an NBA NBA finals against the Celtics and one that they lost And then the next year we went back and I actually did live. Reports from gains seven of the Lakers rockets round to Mike McCain was doing updates and I was glad the staple center just for the hell of it because you went out there for the mets and dodgers and the year before the mets and angels and they fired willy and I got a chance. We went to the finals at year. It was game five. They were down three one he he won that game. The Lakers did he was great in the game and then sent the series back to Boston where they want it And then the next two years you know they won titles and Yeah so I and there was a time to I. I made sure afterwards because it was funny. Evan and I our Texan about this yesterday he he was. He did not like the Lakers. He actually disliked the Lakers more then than he did. The Celtics believe it or not so so. We were rooting against one another. Because I was all about the Lakers and all about Kobe getting this championship Without Shack and all of that so we were battling but in a fun way a stupid sports way you know the whole trip we were battling and and I at least had that moment of the Lakers won an game against them. Because our team stunk. You know what I'm saying like. We had the our basketball team team stocks. We had the roof or something a went down to the press conference room because I wanted to see the Kobe. Bryant press conference. Because I figured you know we're here we might as well watch watch it and then somehow if think about this you know me Joe. Evan end up walking out of the bowels of the staple center with Kobe. No kidding and one and it was like a group of us and I remember turned into them going. How did this happen? We just ended up in the same the same space as him and I texted. Evan I said I keep thinking about that because I was the only time I was in his presence so at least I have a memory there but I was never big Kobe event at all but the one night I do remember I was working with Joe. I was anchoring. Oh Five Oh six I forget whatever year it was seven somewhere around there. We had the eighty one point a game and we had it on in the newsroom. And I remember watching it. He's hit seventy and you think he's not GonNa get to one hundred. which didn't but I remember watching that game and thinking and this is Jordan? Gordon do eighty-one points so we had fifty over fifty in the first half and it was really something right and we picked up on the game. I want to say right about halftime that we got it up on the screen in the newsroom. Back in a story and I remember going through that game and wondering how far is he gonNa go and you know that was going on. Of course his last game where he had to take a million shots but we had the sixty point was at sixty at the the last game which was pretty cool to at that point now. You're just rooting for the old guy to do something magical and he certainly did and they were not very good team but he certainly gave the fans something the church for one last time. Yeah it's funny when you mentioned that you know you weren't the big Kobe Fan. Not You know. I did like Kobe. Bob Dwyer like Kobe. Allot bobby in the back of works on the show and I was always like battling on the side of Kobe Bryant. I mean I used to have all these reasons and I'd be like people would throw. Tim Duncan at me in the fight you know with that. And then Lebron have to fight with data just like classic. You know the Jordan stuff. I wouldn't get into so much of that because it's different. You know. Different Eras Arisen. All that and it was just. I always liked them and I know that he had a lot of stuff that went on in his career to the wasn't all sunshine's rainbows off very early now and and that was two thousand and three and I don't know if you know we're ever GonNa the no the one hundred percent. What happened there? But you know he you know he thought it was consensual the issue in Colorado with the young woman she did not. There was a civil suit there after the charges were dropped That was something that hung over him and still does you. You know and that that's the way he lived his life post that you gotta at least give him credit for that. I mean the guy seemed to turn everything around and turn into the man that he probably. We should've been even back then but obviously that's something that you can't forget when you're talking about his life. I mean whether he passed away when he was eighty five years old or he passed away when he was forty. Forty one like yesterday was something that was going to be in his story in his obituary and also the stuff with shack I mean he got labeled as sort of a selfish arrogant arrogant. Do It my way type thing and I. I don't know how fair that was but it seemed like you know you know. He always used to battle against that to when people said well you got shack out of their new. The reason why shack left and he said that simply wasn't true but that's why I wanted him to win one so badly after Shack Jack left because that was the thing that he can't win without Shaq and then people when he won with Powell Zala Net team was a well. You can't win without a briefing then so it was just you know I. It was just one of those deals but you know there there. Are Those things you know. In the fact that he sort of spoken shacks personal life when he did and then shack fired back. I mean that was kind of ugly ugly to but but I will say though that you know after those things he was you know he lived to a very very eh inspirational life. After the sherlock guys looked up to him he became a great father by all accounts after that incident. You know he was a great husband. what the you know the the stuffy was doing and trying to do with film and books and all of that stuff is very very intelligent guy so I mean although that's that's a stain that doesn't get washed away. I mean I do think that you have to acknowledge how he handled himself after that which seemed to be? You know borderline perfect. I did like a shack. At one of the better tweets if you will not that any of them are good but you know in terms of his heartfelt feelings and all that and I will tell you. TNT NOT HAS LAKERS. I think it's Lakers clippers. Yeah I mean they're coverage in those guys with Barclay Shack and Kenny Smith. I mean if you're a basketball the ball fan that to me is must watch in terms of you know their reaction and there was certainly a lot of it yesterday and we saw the post game stuff and locker room stuff and I thought Mike Breen was remarkable on. MSG last night. Admitting he did not WanNa do the game your players. That didn't WanNa play in these games and I was told AL earlier to the the moment of silence at Madison Square Garden was remarkable that nineteen thousand people can stay so incredibly silent not for ten seconds. It went for closer to thirty thirty seconds and so the fans that are really good job there last night as well and of course the honoring with the twenty four second violations and then the eight second violations I mean to see the weeping that was going on from some of these. NBA players to and Kobe meant something so many fans. But I think that you know something something. I didn't quite realize because he was such a incredible competitor and there was a lot of guys who you know. Disliked him because of that you know and he was just such a tough guy to play again. I didn't realize the level of respect that the NBA community had for him. I really didn't understand I was SORTA or like Mankato really great. But he's a pain in the ASS. That's why I kind of thought. But he's still Kobe. Bryant is something like this happened to Lebron five years from now you have the same type of outpouring. No I'm not saying the outpouring. During of course the out pro outpouring I just like the the impacted Kobe's career hat on their own careers with something that I didn't realize as much you know though. Oh yeah right exactly exactly. Yeah like Koby taught me this. Kobe told me that like I didn't see remember the story around Kobe even during the year that he won his. MVP was like Oh. His teammates. Don't like them. You know that that's what everybody used to say about him so I'm thinking of his own teammates don't like them all these teams that he's beating and he's doing it in way. The Kobe does like how can you really like that guy. That's sort of what I thought. I always had the impression he was like the heart. Ask Head coach football coach. Sure that you hate playing with him but but then when you're done you'll look back and say you know what guy made me better. Yeah and you have a par- cells I feel like he had that effect on guys he would ride guys and then post playing criven Koi man and he made me a better football. I love that Guy Right. Yeah you're probably right. Once he got out of the League the appreciation there grew. And and you really. You really saw that yesterday With the players.

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Boomer's Return, Preparing For Miami And Kobe's Reach

Boomer & Gio

00:00 sec | 10 months ago

Boomer's Return, Preparing For Miami And Kobe's Reach

"BOOMER is back. He was sick over the weekend. He was sick yesterday. And the irony of this all is. We were trying to stay healthy and stay out of these airports airports and everything else because all the people and now here's boomer getting sick. Good morning boomer. How you feel today? I think you're overreacting a little. But maybe a pound of pound of preparation is worth a penny of survival. All right. Isn't that what you told me something like that's it. You're wearing your surgical masks today as we start today's show. Is this going to go on all day. Yes of course it is. You really should be the one it has it on. Because you're the one who's going to be spewing out all of your puke germs all over the studio. Yeah Okay No. I'll I'll be. I'll be fine the thing about it. I forgot to bring in because my man and Joe d did deliver me. Some n ninety five masks that our line great. I'll have them all for you. So guys are flying. Today everybody can have an ninety ninety five awesome because you have to get him out of the back of a trunk of a Cadillac or something. I know this is what Jodi okay. Thanks man took care of us. All right awesome awesome. That's good to know. And I've got this flimsy mask on in here today Bill and North Carolina told me he was going to send me and he had a transplant. He told me sending me. Yeah those master would be here by yesterday. I was expecting. I have the masks wanted to ninety five this morning because this is the closest quarters. I'm going to be with you so the flying. I'm the I'm more worried about you. I am these other people. Don't worry about it. We'll be fine. We'll be fine okay. Well Yeah I will say it was a rough forty eight hours. Yeah no I understand. Yes you remember last year when he gave me the norovirus. You know you seem to remember it more so than I am. I remember it. You had the norovirus. You came in you know if it was the norovirus man I I had fever aches and pains and I had of course the stomach issues so great so it was the flu then awesome. Yeah Yeah and I got the flu shot too by the way now. I don't if if you had the flu though. Yeah you think you'd be in here so quick because I don't think you can recover from the flu. That quickly us like I would tell you that right now. I feel like I'm like eighty five percent. Okay I could've used probably another five hours asleep this morning because between taking sleeping pooping and diarrhoea diarrhoea. Whatever the all that so? It's one of those things I got you. I understand. I didn't think corona virus. I wasn't thinking else but the you know the influenza like it's it's just so people understand we you know we lose over sixty thousand people a year. I know this is why I don't mess around crazy about the one virus that we haven't figured out yet and they will figure it out eventually like much like they did the SARS virus but this the influence is just off. Hey I'm not trying to compare flew in Corona virus. Both bad one of them. I could see that and I could see that Al has had an impact on you know no. It's not just al.. I mean it's just the as I get older I don't I don't need this stuff. Nobody needs it. I understand Stan. I don't need it. Yeah except what you got but the good thing is is that I'm past that now that's that's very welcoming feeling that once you get past it and and you move on but feel you feel better like all right. I got IT I. It's over with yeah right I for you but I still think you're probably contagious. That's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking you're probably contagious ages. Because when we're in the studio same thing with me if I came in here sick. There's a lot of spittle that argument mad that I'm here today. Not at all not like you're mad like if you didn't want me to come in here. Why did you call me yesterday? I wanted to check on you. That's why all right so I felt like I was getting pressure from U- Al and Jerry come in today. Oh no no is it was more the opposite it. Just hey booms you coming in what do you do. I guess he's hideous. Wanted me to come in and well no more. Just checking on you and we'll also everybody needed to know what they were doing. All the people in here. If you're not here I understand that I understand it but I told you I would. I would know by six o'clock last night. Yeah right you got off the air and you called me and I'm like Oh i WanNa see this now i WanNa see you were doing okay. I was thinking about you. I appreciate it. That's all you just worried about. You are like so so over the top on this well. I think I'm taking appropriate measures. You see it as over the top. I see it as appropriate. Honestly we share that we going down to the superbowl. The man we gotta do some good shows. I can't be down there Puke in in that residents I underst- I understand understand diarrhea. He doing by the way I know you guys I have not been involved but has anybody checked the weather down here. Oh looks great all right. Yesterday I saw touch eighty yesterday really but at least on the forecast I feel bad because I wanted to take you guys get spray tans and kind of through this whole thing in a monkey I was going to yesterday today were you. Yeah but I feel bad because this kind of through a whole monkey wrench into everything all right so you want you want the weather. Friday doesn't look as Nice anymore but all right today seventy seven and Sony. Yeah Wednesday seventy-nine intervals of clouds and Sunshine Nice Nice Thursday seventy-nine Hartley Cloudy Golf de then Friday. We got some showers on Friday. PM sheriffs who am showers well yeah PM shower. So that's what you got so far with the Miami. So I'm looking forward to that so I want to lose some weight though. I'll tell you that. Yeah that was the one one positive of that norovirus. Last year I think it was like four or five pounds in a couple of days that I lost easily and I was trying to lose weight at that time too so that helped. Yeah no it helps in a big way so yeah yesterday it was a top show man. It was Four hours of a lot of people calling up you know how the Kobe Bryant thing being affected them and it was tough. It was it was it was tough and now we're learning more about even though it hasn't there hasn't been a conclusion to the investigation but we're learning more about what probably happened here and I know that there isn't an answer that's going to bring all those lives back but there is something to me about. You know the this could have been prevented deal that that really sticks with me and it seems seems like you know the weather. The fog the fact that the helicopter pilot decided to go up there and slammed into that hill because he couldn't see it and was traveling to thank you. Jackie thank you. I'm the I won't be able to drink it until the break. Thank you outside died of the studio. Yeah Yeah so anyway I it it seems like he had Slammed right into the hill because of the fog and the visibility was going too fast. And that's tough off. Man This is. I have to tell you though you have to wonder about. was there pressure. Yeah I know put on by by Kobe. The same thing and because this was Kobe's mode of operation and I've taken a helicopter or two over my time as well and I find them to be extremely safe. And you could die in a car accident a hell of a lot more time than you would die in a helicopter accident but I That's what I was wondering. And then initially when the first reports came out that there were five people on board. I was thinking maybe Kobe and three buddies that we're going to play golf somewhere or or maybe they were flying up the Torrey Pines ago watch tiger and the and the guys play up there at the farmers but then then when I heard how big the helicopter was. I realized that the helicopter now could fly through through those conditions because it had the instruments to be able to handle that and it sounded like you know reading about the pilot. The pilot was very pilot accomplished. So something else may have happened here. Maybe he did lose a little bit of what where he was. And all that other stuff but you know the the horrific part of this or the children that die and And I can't even imagine what the final moments must have been like on the helicopter and I just. I can understand why the impact of Kobe because Kobe is an international superstar is not just a Laker you know the NBA a a spans all borders. You know and it is an international game and this is one of the reasons why the reaction has been so a significant in so swift because it was twenty years he was with the Lakers of all teams won the championships with Lakers. I mean this is one of the great franchises franchises. This is up there with the cowboys. The Yankees Red Sox you know the cubs this is one of those teams and he's one of those players that spans the the twenty year. You're grouping there that has impacted all of today's athletes all of today's athletes because most athletes are three star athletes anyway and boys and girls And anybody who had a basketball in their hand love Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant was a fan of other sports as well. And then you see what he has done with his own daughter Zhijie and how she fell in love with basketball brought him back to the NBA. That's the sad part of all of this. And then her her friends on that plane. I mean on that helicopter and their demise as well just it just absolutely crushes you as as a father as a human being and of course as a sports fan. Yeah yeah as I mentioned yesterday the the thing that was the toughest for me is seeing these these videos of the two of them sharing in basketball and the passion being there and how proud he was and how excited was to teach her and you know of course my perspective on that has has certainly changed since having my own daughter and it hits a little bit closer to home because of that so yeah. It's every everything about this is tragic and horrible and you know you see. The impact is going to continue in you as we find out that Tuesday tonight. When you're supposed to have Lakers clippers and and yesterday we mentioned how emotional that was going to be? Well I mean now it's not GonNa Apple Smart. Yeah I mean because it. That's right at the epicenter of office. I agree yeah and there are millions and millions of Kobe fans whether you agree we with it or not. It's the right thing to do. I don't care what anybody says. They need time. They did the Lakers need time. This is like we don't realize because we're here but you know this is This is significant. This is really really significant for that organization. What he meant to that city city the whole thing and there's no question about so I wasn't surprising when it when it came across last night? They were GONNA do this. And I think it's probably the right thing to do. Yeah and also as you have the the two teams down in Miami now with the chiefs and forty niners. I mean this is what they talked about. I mean this is all a lot of questions about this now. Eventually the questions will move move from Kobe. Bryant questions to Super Bowl questions. What there's there's no doubt about it that the super bowl week is already different because of this tragedy but whatever were these kids? These kids are all ten years old. He was doing his thing. I know right in the wheelhouse right so this is this is the generation that he spawned another words are was a part part of spawning. I should say guys like Derek. JETER guys like Kobe. Bryant guys like that became the ultimate symbol of their of their franchises houses and millions of kids growing up. I used to make fun that I'm a met fan but I couldn't get governor to buy into the mets. You could only buy into the Yankees because when he was like a five year old has kept winning the world series. That's all he ever wanted to see. Was the world series again. Dad He loved the Yankees and Derek. Jeter for that specific reason mm-hmm and that's kind of the impact that Kobe has had and look it's International man it's not. It's it's all over the place I mean there you can imagine and and I know we talked about the whole NBA China relationship and all that other stuff about how big Kobe Bryant is over there. Think about how big Kobe Brian. Brian is in Europe because he basically grew up in Italy and loved international soccer. And and you could just the impact is staggering hiring is staggering. Yeah I think the outpouring of grief is showing that yeah. I saw a court in Manila get painted. There was a Kobe. Mural that was painted on the court and you see all this stuff across the world and yeah I mean. There's a few guys that come across our world that have that type of impact and you know he was he was certainly one of and because he was a laker because he played in that city. Because you won five championships. Because he had that work ethic and of course it didn't come without controversy versity throughout his career but he was also a guy that we expected big things from an orgy scene in his post playing career. He won an Oscar with that short animated film and and he was building another empire. I often think about you know what would it have been different. Had He gone to go play Duke for a year or two you know what is life been a little bit different but you know he was thrust into the limelight at the age of seventeen I talk about like Jack Us and capital Cocco and stuff like that because it happens is in the NHL more than does the other leagues where these kids come out of these programs now. He was raised in Philadelphia and played basketball. Ask Ball in Philadelphia and new the American way these other kids that come internationally to come to plan these sports leagues. It's amazing to me that they're able to do that and do it away from I'm home and that's that's part of. I think the pressure that you know he had to deal with that. We didn't see it you know. WHO's a young man and Jerry West under his wing and then Phil Jackson took him under his wing? And you know I think it's You know he went through some. You know some growing pains that many of us would never even have to go through so I will say this though now that we we are a couple of days away. It's going to go back to the decision making of who decided to take off. Why did they take off? Had this helicopter ever flown in that kind of weather before before you know. It was the pilot pressured by somebody. And you know there have been lives that have been destroyed here now destroyed and the people left behind behind really have a lot of grief to get over. And I can't even imagine Vanessa Bryant and what her daughters are going through right now that that is and the other other families of of the people that pass away and it's just it's just horrific when you think about it. Yeah and it crossed my mind to. I know we're speculating. But it is with some sort of educated guess that you know in situations like this when very powerful and rich people want to be somewhere somewhere you know maybe decisions are made. That would normally be made you know if it was the average person who was going up in the air. I'll give you give you a prime example We were At the travelers issue. You guys remember that Remember what Kinda Day was. It was a rainy and gross and I remember there was mud all over the place in the parking lot cars in stock yet right and I and I had to get back and So I ended up having a helicopter. Bring me back but the pilot was like look. Here's here's this is story. Here's the deal we could probably we could. I know we can go so far and then if we have to lend at this airport will end that airport and then we'll get to that. Airport will figure out if we can get into New York City and for now we may have to wait a couple of hours. Whatever I'm not in a hurry I don't really matter? You know I'm going to go by what you feel is correct. And what we feel like. We can handle handle and flying over those those that those mountains between here and New Hampshire sure is like you don't even realize is it when you're flying low because you try to stay below the ceiling right and you don't have the You have to do all the F. R. Visual Flight Recognition Right. Yeah but you're he's got to be able to see where you're going you know it was not fun. It's not fun at all but we got back safely. And he's a very accomplished pushed in in highly qualified pilot so I trusted his judgment. Yeah but he didn't have anywhere to. I don't know where to go. We can stay here and you WanNa wait a day and I was like well. I I gotTA gotTa get back but you know whatever you feel right but it's not a life or death right. I never life or death right when I heard that there were nine people on this helicopter. I knew that it was a big one. So the configuration of the way. These things probably are set up. I would imagine I would imagine that. Kobe was in the front seat. Because he's more legroom. It's where the CO pilot would sit or so this more legroom there that means everybody else's in the two bench seats in the back the other a people or what seven people and that includes his daughter behind himself means. I would think that that's how this thing went down in one. It was going back. Can't even imagine. This is the thing that I'm sure his family is going to be dealing with. Just the horror of what that must have been like the last thirty seconds. Yeah but I mean I I also think you you're slamming into a hill like that. It might have been quick because it's not like this thing spiraled out of the air fell. I mean it seems like it went. You know. He didn't see the hill and they went right into it and by the time they saw it it was it was too late so I don't even know if it was thirty seconds. You know it it might have been just a few seconds so either way it's I- is absolutely as bad as it gets I.

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Ep 88 | The Sad Episode

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Ep 88 | The Sad Episode

"This was supposed to be an entire tribute episode but Gail. You pulled me right back in old habits story. I find out what happens stopping black art. What laugh they always look broke a promise to me? Only when and so a lot of this episode was supposed to be the about the man the myth the legend known as Kobe Bryant. We lost a great one I guess this is about two weeks ago. Now when you're going to hear this and while myself most of my friends and a lot of people that I know have struggled with his passing. I tried to figure out a way took properly put in the context. What both his death meant and kind of the life that he lived while I was putting these thoughts together? Uh I happen to run across Gayle King had an interview with Lisa. Leslie in the disappointing part was that she decided to ask some questions. I'm just GonNa let you hear it and you can tell me what you think. It's been said that. His legacy is complicated because of sexual assault charge which was dismissed in two thousand and three thousand and four. Is it complicated for you as a woman as a WNBA player. It's not complicated for me at all. Even if there's a few times that we've been club at the same time Kobe's not the Kinda guy never been like you know at least go get. That girl are Tire Center this I have other NBA friends. That are like that. He he was never like that. I just never see have ever seen him being the kind in a person that would be do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way I. This is not the person that I know. At least you wouldn't see it though. This is spread. You wouldn't see it and that's possible it's just I just don't I just don't believe that I'm not saying things that had happened. I just don't believe that things didn't happen with force. Is it even a fair question to talk about it. Considering he's no longer with us and that it was resolved or is it really be part of his history. I think that the media should be more respectful At this time. It's it's like if you had questions about it. You've had many years to ask him that. I don't think it's something that we should keep hanging over his legacy. I mean He. He went to a went to trial. Cases was dismissed because the victim in the case refused to testify so it was dismissed. And I think that that's that's how we should leave it. So if you're anything like the way that I am first and foremost I want to salute Lisa Leslie for one keeping her composure during something. That's probably tough. Her Kobe Bryant. Were actually close in when you have somebody sitting across from you asking questions that are one uncomfortable grable to being. If I'll just be fair something that you obviously believe your friend was not capable of committing part in handling it in a way. That doesn't kind of give the typical angry response. That's a lot. I I know my clap is a little lane but I'm trying to hold back on kind of how disappointed I am regale to kind of bring that line of questioning up. I've also listened to some of the commentary that she's had since in in the way that it was framed is what she had a problem with the truth that a matter is whether it's Kobe Bryant Weather Richard Friend a family member a loved one plenty of times and death. People love to talk about what things that you did that. Were probably the worst things of your life. It could have been as simple as I don't know whatever it is in your past that you don't don't WanNa talk about. I don't think that people are allowed to grow even death because in someone's mind telling the full story means not talking about the great person that you are now but describing how you're at your worst. We frequently hear about the stories of Lincoln like an MLK or Malcolm X.. In the kind of people they were outside of the movements that they all wanted to take part in yes. Yes Malcolm was Malcolm little at one point. He was a temp. He did rob people he did sell drugs and you hear this narrative so so often that that's the only thing he was and how that defines who we became and how that person couldn't be that person if we listen to the stories about Martin Luther King you hear about all the orgies and all of the women in these are the stories are frequently won't come up to kind of bring down the man the myth and the character that we've Kinda idolized over the years like we've certainly turned him into a character that's bigger than life but the truth is what part of the story is worth telling. Hey this person did. It's something bad as if any of us have lived perfect labs make if something was to happen to me tomorrow. I promised one of the the things that people are gonNA say a ton of dope stuff about me. I think I'm Kinda cool smart carrying a friend of most people. I can pop off a little bit if you really pissed me off but mostly. I'm just the person that would help anyone. You're also had had those people that'll be like you know the Washington Post reporter who couldn't wait to write articles about how terrible Kobe was and how he was raped. You hear the stories about me. Oh he did X.. With so-and-so he did this and I'm trying to figure out if I think that that is okay every single day I think most people wake up trying to be a better version of themselves salve's than they were the day before this certainly those. That are despicable. That just don't care but most I would be willing to bet for trying to be a better version of themselves loves and even death. They can't do that because you won't allow them to do that. I look at myself where I know me me in what. I'm striving to become or where I see myself going. How can I do that if all you want to do is pull me back into it? You couldn't even allow me to do that in life because in life. Let's keep it real. Kobe Bryant is a six foot six two hundred thirty five pound man. At this point. You don't really want that smoke. No one's GONNA call him a rapist to his face but you know what they will do. They'll wait for their time. Everybody all right. I think peace will talk about how we have to tell complete stories and say all of these nice and mean things about people as if any of that matters when when tragedy happens certain people will have an effect on the masses. This is the first death in my lifetime that I actually mourned a person that I don't personally. No I don't have a personal story. I don't have a personal attachment. Kobe wasn't my favorite basketball. Good ballplayer but I think the reason that it hit me and probably a lot of my friends is harder. Did we think about somebody. That's honestly our our eighteen. You stare your own mortality directly in the face when something like that happens and you cannot believe for the life of you you that somebody who showed so much promise who seem to be living life right doing the right things doing stuff that he loved traveling to just take his kids who Game would die in that kind of fashion. I think that's what took all of us out. I think all of us will remember where where we were on this Sunday when the text to come in and friends and people started asking like yeah. Her Kobe Bryant died. Didn't see anything you couldn't. There was no official word. TMZ leaks it. I don't see it on. ESPN CNN any of the major news organizations. That frankly I would look for when I want to know something that I'm looking at the truth. Ten minutes fifteen minutes and then it hit the first sign of news for me was when it was confirmed in one. CNN that five people lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas then it was only God. It was Kobe Bryant and we think some of the kids are on the floor. The helicopter then turn to like nine and it's such a tragedy tragedy because of course whenever somebody is in the public eye those are the people we sympathize for. But it's so weird because we've become so pc in our culture we had to say. Hey I'm so sad about the loss. The labs are the people that were lost From Kobe Bryant all of the other families and how those people feel now. Some people really feel that way but then I feel like there are a lot lot of people who frankly say that stuff because they feel like the masses will kill them if they don't would've dispersing I tend to think a lot of tragedy suck. There isn't a day that goes by in the news where there's a bombing someplace or there's an explosion for an accident accident in plenty of people lose their lives during the same things just trying to get home. I think the most poignant post that I saw was that it's so underrated underrated going home after a day's work leaving your house and coming back is the most underrated thing in all all of our lives in after thinking about that going forward. I just WANNA have peace of mind. I want want people to honestly believe that they can go out and come home that it's okay to do regular things. This is the kind of event the shocks the people in the thinking. It's so much back in happen. We're way overloaded in terms of information of any kind of events anytime something happens we know about it anytime as a tragedy. We know about the worst part about all of this. When I take a look at it on a personal level level I could not escape the news and how down and out everyone happened to be? I went to a local goon restaurant sat at the bar drink. Ginger Ale had Some basically some some chicken strips of white rice this everybody's turning everything on a bar like now. We got soccer ball. Cody everything that scrolled through on social media man we gotta talk about Colby Hobie every website that would normally look after. Read the news. Man We gotta talk about hope not since maybe nine eleven have I seen something. That's dominated needed everything in that way. Maybe when Donald Trump got elected because none of us like them all shop. But that's probably the last last time for frankly. I thought that there was no escaping the news and it was all bad so we were in disbelief. I don't know what everybody else has done. I guess this is my thing. Piece is talk about it and talk through some of the frustrations of kind of everything the cool things that I learned server Kobe the camaraderie that I got around things that he did. That's what I wanted to kind of highlight one. This product is. I definitely wanted to beat up one gayle king because I think that tearing down a man or woman and death is never the right thing. You didn't have the ability ability or frankly you didn't have the gall to do that while they were living. I need you to keep that same energy weather or while. They're day because if you can't do it then don't go now I had a buddy of mine Scindia. DM and he was asking me about the naming convention of Kobe. Bryant's shoes posted crazy that they've called. AD This wasn't the Kobe Bryant Thirteen. Kobe Bryant Kobe. Bryant Eighty. Take me probably being the least religious person of most of my friends. Even I know that that gives you you know an extremely special Selena because I'm thinking political terms ad. And that's pretty telling knowing that. I think he made it through. Four pairs never want to see or talk about those things. But I'm going to talk about his sneakers. Why sneakers met the LAP my first year living in L. A.? Two thousand seven broke my ankle. Fractured it plan basketball. Try to step in fact when a workout wonder hit him with the same move three times. Four Times I tried to pull out laughing and having too much fun playing with somebody and he taught me Eddie landing on his ankle or his foot fracture done for the season. No more basketball all summer by the time. Two thousand eight rolls around now Lakers winning. They're going against the Big Three Koby in the low tops. Are these sneaker so so I say to myself like Yo copious jumped over asked the Martin. Maybe if I put on the Koby Fives I'll be able to get my hops back to. Maybe I'll start grabbing the rim. Two hands again silly but that was my thought behind that I really wanted to get back into it so I bought these Kobe. I Five wore them all the time to play ball in one of my really good friends happens to look just like Kobe. Bryant shot shut off the road near we always laugh and joke he six inches too short. But if you look at glance he certainly gave you the same look same build. Everything actually can really well to not too many people elementary better than me but man's dote something happens and I can't remember what it was but now I'm bowling in the Ron Sutherland's unbelievable and still got these Kobe. Fives I think that if I want to say. They roll rips up his shoes on the court. Something happens and I'm like L.. Got Koby Fives. Welcome the having me giving him my Koby. Fives literally gave me a friend for life. From that point on Roy was like my man one hundred grand were in several. That was my boy if I'm moving at the time with me and my girlfriend in La rose right there helping from just hanging out. How robes right there? If I'm I don't know like when I was unemployed because my company had lot laid off a bunch of people in La kind of experience the same thing at the same time every day we got up to play basketball and then we were doing job searching. It's crazy how bear sneakers can pull people together like that and create lifelong had an interview in La over the summertime. In I have seen row and four or five years. That might have been the last time I was in la. We hung out and acted like we haven't missed a beat. Still my man one hundred grand. We still compare notes and talk about what sneakers were who've been in how you know we just can't lead a game alone. How much foam? We have planet since that day that first pair Koby five I got the sixers. Gobi Sevens Kobe. V8's multiple pairs of the code nines in so it's weird that I can look at a person who by by all accounts was probably not the greatest teammates coming up because he thought that he could do it. All on its own me and my friends and I love for the game and how hard he worked at. It is what carried over to the rest of US allows us to think you know what maybe this is just for us might not be toby. Brian will be the. La Fitness version of the Lakers and kills when people out here in new streets and we have all kinds of fun. I think what are really remember. Coding or is being almost like Mike. Michael Jordan was my idol. Michael Jordan is the person that I bought my first hundred dollar pair of Jordan's I got them when I was a fourth grade salute to the Asia six. I wanted to be like my. I have a fadeaway jump shot over to right or left shoulder because of might and I saw Kobe. Bryant come in and take communal take all of my man's moves to make him his didn't have the athleticism when he had the work ethic and drive and a determination to take all of that and make it into. I've seen people use that kind of determination to build things themselves a lot of times. I feel like I had back on the determination. Maybe my podcasts would be dope because I wouldn't go through periods where I don't necessarily the lease has maybe not feeling door bothered by something else so my ability to create create content and highly compromised. Trying to have some Mama mentality as I get better because once I get to episode one hundred I get my man On nickname performed jerk wanted a podcast minor league. And I've been waiting for this. I believe this is going to be episode. So Eighty eight twenty to hurry up and bang out twelve episodes just so I can get this guy. I'd have a good time so I'm going to wrap this one up code. Get a lot of things I think his ability to go outside themself and to help people is what I personally want to remember him like. Sure I'm GonNa have the sneakers that that. I never rocked casualties because trashed. Don't care what nobody says but for basketball. They're the best thing ever but I'm always going to remember the person that is an all of the people that he helped all of the stories that kind of leaked out after his death about how he did things without the need bliss city four to let anybody know he just thought that he had the honor and a privilege to beaten he was and so he wanted to be used that platform to help others. I number stories about sick kids for people and he was always there to help all. That's the do that I wanna be. I WANNA see him remembered as the big brother who finally understood that you need people to kind of complete stuff. You can't do the things on your own when you have people you have seen you realize that like the journey is much better because you have people to share it with. Yeah he's a five-time Tongxin. I'm not even mad that he had to get rid of shack just so he could be the man. I understand that from a basketball perspective but I do know that as he kinda got into his later career host injury it became much more about building. And how everyone enjoys it now. The weakest person on the team has to be there to versus. I can just do all of this self because I'm just that Nice got a stupid Dole team of people around. I have a great village of peace. Frankly build me up and hold me up when I. I can't do it for myself. None of things that I do the content that I create the person that I am. I can literally be without each and every one of too many people to name. But frankly you know who you are listening to this. So I asked As we the GO-TO wars two weeks away from win this tragedy happen. Please hug your loved ones a little tighter. Figure out the the beef that you have with people who used to be in your life a worth not speaking to not having any ill will towards people figure all those things out being positive helping each other and just being a better version you. Tomorrow's definitely not promised so. It's not I just WanNa live every day like it's my less and I know that that's Super Cliche days and I'm GonNa waste my time. Networks and showing excellent and watching ten episodes view but mostly I just WanNa have as many experiences other teams. Because I don't know when that's going to be up when it's confident the rape story wanted to be about the positive things that I did not about me wasting my time. Wasting my talents wasting away. That's what I'm going to take from the death of Kobe. Just be better. That'd be my momma mentality so I know oh you haven't heard from you in a long time now this is really gonna hit home ballplayers when a rap rappers bull. My Name Is Daryl. I'm here representing a row world and I hope to speak to you guys next week. Take it easy he's.

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