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Malik Beasley scores 25 points, Lakers beat Warriors 124-111
"In their first game back from the all star break, the Lakers pounded the warriors one 24 to one 11 and darvin ham was a happy coach after the game. Everybody contributed everybody had different moments. God stayed aggressive playing downhill. Just overall great team win. LA had 8 players scoring double figures led by Malik Beasley with 25 points, clay Thompson scored 22 to top the warriors who dropped below 500 at 29 and 30. Mark Myers, Los Angeles
The Rich Eisen Show
"clay thompson" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"It's fun. Everyone likes more trades. Everybody enjoys this. It's a good thing, but there's going to be a balance here. This is going to be an interesting likely vote either in March or may. You need 24 32 owners to sign off on it. I'll be fascinated to see how much support it really has. I just don't know if this league is just tank proof. The answer to Tom. I mean, look at the look at the Texas. Look at the Texans last two weeks, push TJ's cowboys to the brink. Took the chiefs to overtime. And then stop the chief in overtime. And they got one win. And two quarterbacks playing. I mean, you take a look at the Lions who traded teaching Hawkins with division and Brock right is the one who scores the big touchdown. I just don't know how the bears almost knocked off the eagles and they're the ones who coughed up roquan Smith. So I don't know, man. I mean, I don't know how many teams are really out there because of the prideful of the men who play it. And also. That was going to be the most important thing rich said right there. He's patient, stop patient. Also gives me a chance to chime in and say. But they lost. They Kaiser associated you. They made you think they're not tanking, but they ultimately lost the game. They have one win. Richie back. Do we have rich? Are we going to? There he is. Last year mid sentence. But yeah, I mean, I know they did eventually with this game, but if this team's tanking them, then you should be beaten them by 20, 25, right? 30. Sure. Wow. Is that good for business? You take a look at a team like the warriors or still load managing clay Thompson a year and a half later. Last night on a back to back they get they give up 90 in the first half. I'm not saying they're tanking, but when you take out star players, it does mean a significant difference in a single night in the NBA, but in the NFL, it doesn't. It doesn't appear to be. The difference is in the NFL. You have to tank by getting rid of all your good players because there is no mark medicine sitting out there shooting threes. Way of tanking. You can't just completely half acid. It has to be you have to go hard. But to your point, that is true. And that's all stuff, the data is going to drive a lot of this in terms of what are we seeing in terms of the patterns of trades and everything else. Last thing for you, rich, before we let you go, obviously, the sub zero temperatures. We've seen, I think it's fair to say some interesting wardrobe choices by members of your game day morning crew for cold weather games in the past. What is your plan? I don't know if you got a heater up there. If you've surveyed where you're calling the game from, what are we going to see you wearing and is it going to be a garbage bag? We'll be in the booth. I've got my winter coat. I know we're going to have some heaters up there, but it's terrible for them to close the windows when you're calling a broadcast. It's really bad form to do that because you need to have the energy of the building you need to feel the energy the ability you need to feel part of the building. So we will keep the windows open. I'm going to try and lobby for not opening all of them. But Mario is like mister iron mountain, Michigan. He's poly and we were like, Kirk Cousins take his shirt off or whatever. You know, I mean, so we're going to have this conversation later on tonight. Just really depends on how cold it's going to be. But we'll be here. And we'll leave the light on for you. And by the way, just as I know, you're up against it. The reason why I knew about Klay Thompson is I have them on my fantasy team. And TJ you're wondering, I still maintain my lead last night despite not having clay, I know you're concerned about it. But I'm still in first and still doing very well this week. Hey, rich. Before you go, let's get to the most important question here in that is have you found where the Heinz ketchup bottles are being hidden. And somebody pointed you in the right direction. That's all we all want. I'm going to be I'm going to be on the case. I'm going to be on the case like inspector gadget. Because you got to have that info by Saturday, bro like done. I got it. I got you. First question of Mike Tomlin, when I see him later. Well, what's the over under on Heinz field references by you during the broadcast rich? I've already done it. I did it yesterday. Didn't I on the show? Did I call it Heinz field? Did I do that? I forget what I did that. But it's going to happen. That's where the other thing to you is the guy who drove who was we took me in from the airport last night to see the first 50 bitch about what's called akrasia. And if you complain about it, I love it. If you saw rich's Instagram, it kind of gave you that iconic view of Pittsburgh as you drive through the tunnel and come out in the cities there, and it's just something I've seen a million times before, but it's awesome. Like a comic book, it's amazing. I do love it. Stay warm. We watching you. Take care guys. As rich eisen in Pittsburgh, the Steelers raiders game on NFL network on Saturday night. JD Reddick's going to join us in a little bit. Maybe we can ask him if he can lift the warriors are going to help out richest fantasy teams. There had to be an angle. You knew there was an angle. He's not going straight to Klay Thompson for no reason. I know. We can talk about this after the break. He does that. This guy, this guy with the fantasy basketball, man. He's got to be stopped. The problem is, he won last year and we're upset and he keeps telling us that he won. And he's in first place again. It's not looking good for us. We're going to have to unite. I promise you this. We might collude to make sure he doesn't win again. We got some key injury updates around the NFL, including Lamar Jackson. Nick Chubb, chase young. We'll get to all that. Coming up right after this. Tom pill is zero on the rich eisen show. You're hanging out with some friends and putting back a few drinks. A few becomes a few too many. As the evening comes to an end and people start to head out, you think of calling for a ride. You live nearby. You can make it home okay. It's no big deal.
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Curry, Warriors cruise to 137-114 win over Timberwolves
"Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole and clay Thompson combined to score 70 points as the warriors routed the Timberwolves one 37 one 14. Curry led Golden State with 25 points of oven rebounds in 8 assists. Pull added 24 off the bench and Thompson had 21 points going 5 of 8 from distance. This is warriors forward draymond green who had 19 points and 11 assists. I think we're starting to put it together and if we can keep building at this rate, you know, we'll be poised for a run pretty soon here. The warriors scored 47 points in the first quarter and had 86 at the half. In the loss, Minnesota's Anthony Edwards scored 26 points and Karl Anthony towns had 21. I'm Ryan Leon
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Suns push past Warriors for 134-105 win, Thompson ejected
"Devin Booker led the way with 34 points as the sun's defeated the warriors one 34 to one O 5 Booker says the key was scoring 13 unanswered points in the third quarter after clay Thompson was ejected with two technical files That's important for us We have an emotional team We have a competitive team talked about them and history speaking We've gotten those situations and kind of been sporadic and all over the place So to go together as a team bring it all in and just keep hoping And that's what we did Deandre netted 16 points and 14 rebounds as the sons improved with three and one Steph Curry led the warriors with 22 They fall to two and two Towards Phoenix
"clay thompson" Discussed on ESPN FC
"You're in charge of the team. And most of the positive plays, especially in the Germany game and the South Korea game, seem to go through his feet. What did you do with chicharito, get the best out of him in that World Cup? Because I really think, you know, he's a player who's had goals in each World Cup, but for me 2018 is his best World Cup. I think we have to mention now that there are players specific place that are better place. Than being in a position there are other places that are better giganto attacking that position. And I remember the confederation scope against Portugal, raul Jimenez started as a number 9. And Javier started as a number, 11 coming in sight. And that's how we score the goal. Javier coming inside, left his marker and scored a wonderful goal. So I think Javier has that particular ability he can play as a number 9, but he can also play as a giggle or somebody that will occupy that position. And I think that could be a good strategy for games like Poland where you need a number 9 that is capable of holding the ball up, is capable of prolonging the game with a capable knocking down and incorporating to the game or taking to the game they inside midfielders. But you can play with the outside or with a winger, it falls with winger, a false winger that comes inside like Javier in that particular game. But I don't want to know about his technical ability, but his physical ability about his overall game talk to me about his mentality because that's something that stood out to me about Javier Hernandez over the years. His mentality. I think he's a top ugly, honestly, I think his ability to race to that level and not too many places can do that. He has enough experience, have played at that top level, and I think that he's probably knowing how he would think that he is now thinking if I get the chance. I will prove wrong all these people. I will prove everybody that I am a good striker that I am not the best striker. I don't think that he will be he would be one of those plays, I think. I am irreplaceable, not. But it's a team player that would think, when I get the chance, my chance, I will come in and I will score a he did plenty of times with Manchester United. And I think he's an attribute to Javier, that he doesn't say all those things. He takes it personally, but he knows how to manage that and make the best out of that. Different to many other players that are not capable of raising the game up to the level and on the contrary, they will feel like, oh, I'm not part of this, or I'm not taking in consideration. I think Javier is one of those that says, I will get my chance. And when I get my chance, I will score. Profit, I want to change gears a little bit here. We are in the NBA studio here at ESPN. I know you're a big basketball fan. In fact, at one point I think I've read some of your comments that you studied Phil Jackson, the Chicago Bulls of the 90s that triangle offense, kind of ordinarily. For the movement of it, right? Well, recently, we had an interesting quote from the Golden State Warriors clay Thompson, who compared what the Golden State Warriors do to Barcelona and their tiki taka. Let's listen in. Give
The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"clay thompson" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"So I guess that's a long way of saying that in my mind, in order for draymond green to get that contract extension, he craves. He's going to have to play at the highest of levels. He is going to have to prove that or at least make it compelling the case that this team can't win without him, because if that doesn't happen, I can see the worst Santa. Look, you want to opt in, great. We'll welcome you back with open arms, but a contract extension, at least not the one that kind of one you're looking for is just not coming. Yeah, just to give a little bit more context here to give people an idea. You guys mentioned next season Tremont green has a player option for about 27 and a half $1 million. Steph Curry and clay Thompson are combined to make, I believe, $95 million next season. That doesn't factor in Jordan Poole is going to get a contract probably starting around $30 million a year. Andrew Wiggins contract is also up. He's making $33 million this year. It's hard to see him taking a pay cut after how integral he was to the title run. I mean, just doing some back of the napkin math. I mean, they're looking at nearly a $160 million in salaries. And then Rohan, you're inching towards James weisman territory too, like he's not there yet, but he's a couple of years away. And. He looked really good during stretches and preseason. He continues to take this game to that level. He's going to be a guy commanding a big salary too. Absolutely, yeah, but weissman's deal is up next year. They're going to have one of the most expensive rosters. And I think to their ownership's credit, they've been willing to spend, but you have to wonder how much the appetite is for them to continue to go into luxury acts when, and we haven't even talked about clay. If he's not clay, he's going into next year is his last year. They have a pseudo replacement waiting in the wings in Jordan Poole. Harry, let me go to you, how valuable is the version of draymond we saw in the playoffs, and he had some great moments in the finals, some low moments, is that something they could get from a kamina. Is that something they could get from a wise and how valuable do you think the current version of draymond still is the warriors? It's like a light that flickers a little bit. In the sense that it's not always going to work, but you might really like the design of the light, but the thought is that you could always go get another bulb. Maybe you can't find an exact one, but you can, I don't know, this analogy might not be as good as what I thought. But my point is that draymond, I think Chris point from a moment ago is really smart that if you get another year with him because he opts in, it buys you a little bit more time to try to find a replacement. Whether that's internally, whether it's kind of by committee, if it's because you can find somebody in the draft, which granted they might not be producing it, it draymond's level defensively right away.
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Warriors rally after Green ejected, beat Grizzlies in Game 1
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Thompson's 21 points, late 3s lead Warriors past Thunder
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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"clay thompson" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Even including clay blocking Lowry marketings to remind us a little bit too that, hey, clay Thompson was known quite a bit for his defense too before the injuries. So I mean, great all the way around. You saw everybody the whole league was celebrating on Twitter because clay is absolutely beloved. If you don't like clay there's something wrong with you. It's funny when you ask, does it change the calculus of how we figure or how we assess the warriors and their title hopes? They were already there, right? Like that he could put them that much further along that he can give them that much more depth that now Jordan Poole gets to become this 6th man for them and potentially a 6 man of the year candidate if he logs enough games off the bench. I mean, it's only a plus. And look, could there be setbacks? Sure. Was Steph kind of running on fumes a little bit in recent weeks. There are certain warning signs. And you know, like, but that's those are just the rhythms of a season, especially for a team that expects to go deep. They were there. They were in the conversation before clay came back. Clay being at this level and assuming that he only just gets better from here, yeah, I mean, I think maybe we're talking about the warriors as favorites potentially. And I will still say just to put a pin in it. James weissman's out there somewhere too and when he comes back that fortifies the front court as well. You're putting a lot of faith in James wiseman having an impact, which down the line, I think he probably will, but maybe not year two of his young career. Before clay came back, I had the warriors in that top tier. And that top tier included Phoenix in my mind that included Utah and the Eastern Conference. It was Brooklyn and it was Milwaukee at the top. I didn't have Chicago. They have a great record, but I need to see more from Chicago to put them in that same class. After seeing clay and I'm sitting there and I'm watching and I'm thinking about this, I'm trying not to be a prisoner of the moment. I almost got to create a new tier. Like I would put Golden State above everybody else right now. Everybody, everybody else in the NBA, because and again, I'm kind of spinning it forward a little bit. I think that over the next three months because it's a long time. You can half a season for clay to get his legs back under him for clay to get shake off any of the rust that's existed after nearly three years off. He is going to be. I mean, I used to wonder like, would he be like 75% of his former self? I think by the playoffs, he could be like 85 90% of his former self. And that is still a great player one of the best shooters in the NBA, good defensive player. And when you're talking about Steve Kerr's system, it functions so much better when it's Steph and clay. Like Steph is still remarkable and can do creative things on his own, but that is a system designed for two guards kind of running around the perimeter playing catch and shoot. And without clay, I think that took something of a hit. Now, he's back. It's going to be even better..
NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"clay thompson" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"All right, the Milwaukee Bucks. What do you get to defending chance? It seems like they have it all, right? They've got Giannis. They've got a really good roster. I'm gonna give them another big brook Lopez. We'll see if he gets back. Hopefully baby brook Lopez is that other big. But I'm gonna give him one more big so they can get by make another deep playoff run. All right, I think that would be a good one. For them, the rockets. The Houston Rockets, they are getting a bag of pinball balls because that's what they are playing for right now. It's ping Pong balls. They're looking to increase those lottery od so that's what the rockets are getting. All right, Dan, I'm going to go here. My adopted hometown Orlando. I'm going to give them they're going to get the ping Pong balls. Those are common. We know that. But I'm going to give them actual lottery luck. This team, they hit the jackpot two years in a row with Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Weber, which then, whatever was traded for penny Hardaway, that team ended up making a finals run at one point. And then they did get Dwight Howard number one overall later. But they have had some pretty rotten lottery luck. It feels like every year, they end up dropping a few spots in the lottery. So I'm gonna give them a little bit of lottery lock so that they can pair those guys with that young core that they're building. And I said this the other day on Twitter, we might get a little racy here on the NBA front office show because if Franz Wagner keeps playing the way he is. This is going to become only Franz account. I saw that. I like that one. That was certainly a good one. But yes, he's been very good, and I think that's a good pick for that. Getting a little bit of lottery luck that would go a long way, towards building the next version of the Orlando Magic. The Golden State Warriors are getting the gift of clay. Clay Thompson is the gift for the Golden State Warriors. This team is already absolutely tremendous and clay coming back is probably going to make them that much better. So and they're getting it sounds like they are actually getting this gift not too far off here, but Klay Thompson for the Golden State Warriors. We're delivering a real one there. That's right. The Miami Heat, I'm gonna stick right here in Florida. I'm just gonna give them a little bit more depth..
The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"clay thompson" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Don't know if I have a man. I have them on my list, but he's a question mark. Clay Thompson made 42% of 4200 three, so that's 1798. He is played one, two, three, four, 5, 6, 7, 8 years. Yeah. Compared to ray. Race does that? Yeah, I think so. You can't really compare it because he plays hopefully he's going to be able to recover and be healthy for the rest of his career. Rey has two 9 7 three three, so he's about 1200 ahead of clay. 7 forward 29 makes so 40% from 31st career. So clay's got on by about two percentage points, but ray took about a couple 1003s, yeah. Yeah, I mean, so and the other thing is, I mean, you want to say young play because he's been prolific until the injuries, right? I mean, year after year after year, but ray was for every year right up until LeBron's first championship. Yeah, with the heat. The first championship of the heat when he hit that floating three in the corner. And I just think play..
WGR 550 Sports Radio
"clay thompson" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"But when I C k D and I see Steph and I see LeBron and I see Kawai and those guys make big time plays in those moments. That's not yeah, honest at this point. In his career because he is limited in the ways that he can affect the game offensively, and now you're turning to Chris Middleton and drew Holiday and other guys who've got to be that down the stretch, and that's just difficult to do. It's just difficult to turn to your number two or three player to hit these big shots against a team like the Nets. I just don't know where the bucks go from here, Matt. If they lose this series, the Nets aren't going anywhere. The East is getting better. The Supermax doesn't kick in until next year for Yannis. What's the future of this team? If they can't win at least another game in this series? It's a great point because you start to and we do this in sports media business. You look at what you've seen and you try to flash forward five years and what is going to change and to their credit? I mean, they gave him pieces, right? They gave holiday They got P. J. Tucker try to get a little tougher. They they gave pieces that allowed him or you would think. What allowed this franchise to make the next step. But oh, yeah, there's a big three in Brooklyn. Right? And and Joel Embiid is becoming a superstar. And so you try to navigate that and think. What does that look like? And if you're a box fan, you gone. What is that ceiling and your ceiling is limited by not what you can do. But what Other people are doing around you. And that might be the lesson that you learned here from this series is that until these super teams stop or until there's you know, an injury that might allow you in just like what we saw in the Western Conference with 80 getting hurt. And LeBron. Maybe not being 100%. There's only so far these teams can go even with one superstar. Yeah. And it's only going to get more difficult. I mean, if you're in the East, the Knicks might be a player of the way who wants to play with Trey Young. Do they get better? Do the Celtics come back with a new coach Jayson Tatum looks like a top 10 kind of guy. And then the West Young guys like John Moran Zion are coming. Golden State's gonna get healthy with Clay Thompson. This is to me going to be a situation where You might be top three right now. Top four if you're the bucks, but it's going to be very easy to slip to seven or eight. Just because of the competition. That's common in this league. Don't you know today you just hope Don't don't force you honest to just have the ball in his hands and create all the time. Just just let him play a different role but still be as dominant. Rely a little more on holiday Middleton. I want to ask you this, though. Williams hail Caesar's odds to win the NBA championship. Right now they have been updated your top five. Brooklyn Nets are plus 1 25. So there the heavy favorite Utah Jazz Plus 2 80 Phoenix Suns. Plus 500. That's 5 to 1 right now. Third best odds to win an NBA championship when you would think Of where this team was just a few short years ago. The fact that they were 19 and 63 2 seasons ago, and now they have the third best odds in the playoffs to win the championship. Do we finally give Chris Paul his respect? You think after this season does he finally get the credit he deserves, man. Is he gonna win the ring? I? I don't know. I mean, if he does, that it will change everything. Isn't that how we define all of it is it is It's unfair. But it is now you're right. The 76 years by the way, 7.5 to 1 are the fourth favorite and the Milwaukee Bucks. Plus 1111 to 1, the Clippers 16 1. Father by the Hawks, 80 to 1 and the Nuggets. 1 50 to 1 to win at all. So they are.
KNBR The Sports Leader
"clay thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"That's realistic. What we're focused on is when do we expect clay to be clay? And I don't think that'll be January, February March. It's too early to say so. I know that's not an answer that I'd love to be able to tell you exactly what it is. But until we get closer, I don't know the better question and I don't think it Z. This isn't a not gonna claim that the better question. I think it's just not when Clay will be clay. It's when will we know that this play is the clay that we get, like meaning? Is he? Is he gonna be the same players before? And when will we know what his cap is? I mean, you never lose your jump shot, right? That's always the last thing to go out. I don't think place ever gonna have a problem standing in the corner and catching three pointers, right? That's not really the issue. The issue is whether or not he could be the two way defender that if you've got him opposite Andrew Wiggins on the other side of the floor, you're feeling pretty damn good, especially with what we saw defensively from this team this year and the run that this team was able to go on defensively this year more from Bob Myers, you're saying we need to simply Doom or than get clay back. This is me. This is him. I think acknowledging. Yeah, the roster did have these holes and Clay Thompson may come back and maybe what he just said. We don't know when Clay will be clay. How are you going? T o handcuff that. How do you give yourself some insurance here that if quite comes back and is not play or if claim comes back, and it is just a shell of himself from before, and I hate to anticipate that that's Something that's gonna happen, But this is Bob Myers job. He's gonna make sure that you've got some some, uh, like a safety net here for Steph Curry. You can't run into a season at the back end of next year like you did this year where you're going. All right, Steph go out and scores 40 unite and and we'll run. You know, seven more guys out there and hope That's enough to get you through a play in tournament That's not acceptable. Not for what what Steph Curry's doing not even close. So the answer is, If Clay's not enough. Where else you doing, Bob? I don't like to. I want to talk about clay a lot, but I'm reluctant because I don't want to use that as an excuse. I don't want people to think When Clay comes back, everything's gonna be great as great as he is, and it will help a lot. We have to look at our team and say Play will be a huge edition. There's other areas where we need to improve on as well. But I don't know exactly when it will be in there. Yeah, I mean, this is this is a really tough spot. Bob Barker's this in, but this is what he gets paid the big bucks, right? This is why they call him the swindle. God, and I think it's I think it's really fair to Ah, to be critical of Bob Myers evaluation or the I saw it all on Bob Myers, obviously, but it to staff that he's assembled for for scouting and for recruiting new talent. As far as young talent is concerned, I mean, the whole world knew James. Last move was gonna be a top three pick. It's not that that was some some anomaly or anything like that, or they dug up and found him. But they haven't had tons and tons of hits. Jordan pours played out nicely and become a nice role player for them, and maybe an even bigger asset next year, But you His father's talent evaluation in the draft. I think it's fair to ask questions about how well they've done, you know, under and basically with this regime right as far as the low end draft picture concerned, and if we're already feeling like maybe James Wiseman was not the best selection there. I think there's there's more questions to be asked more here from Bob Myers. This is one that gets asked all the time frame on green storing, Do you know we asked? Not we but the media of all season long as Steve Kurds you need dream on to shoot more. He needed to score more, and he's never gonna come down on this guy. Steve Kerr understands the type of asset dream on is As a fan and as a sick as people who watch basketball like we see this all the time where teams will collapse and just leave dream on open and say, Darren to shoot. Let him shoot me not going down and overtime on Friday night, but not Not nearly as many as I think the warriors need him to throughout the season, Bob Beyer says. This is a conversation he's had with dream on. Green got to change your offense when Dre mine is actually making shots, or at least Posing a threat to defense is scoring threat. It changes the quite a bit and you're about 40 minutes ago. He was in my office with Stephen. We We were talking about that exact issue. And the good news is we're all aligned and that that opens things up and he wants to do it, too, and he's done it before. That's that's also you were covering our team when he was shooting at a high clip. From there, he's capable. Some of it's a mind set some of its work. But we we need it. He wants it. He's not going to shy away from that. I think he wants to feel confident in that regard s Oh, yes. That ability to be a threat out there is important us. Yeah, You know, I agree. It's probably part of mental. It's part work. At one point a couple years ago, he went completely flat, like teams were just outright, not garden dream on deciding that double staff and we'll just play five.
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"Anybody on the floor it any time. That's why it's so valuable. One heart breaking loss to the Lakers. Okay, followed by the Friday night overtime bomber against John Moran in Memphis and jumping Joe. His whole Castle's gonna have no basketball now in the Chase Center until Clay Thompson and James Wiseman if Wiseman's back return in the fall, So was it a good year? That's something we can talk about today. I think different people give you different answers on that. I don't know what Kurtenbach would say about the father. We see my whole Mike just came right off the stand, Ted. Waterboy. You want to get in here? Help him out. Yeah, Mama For a second. I'm gonna hold this. Yes, Inside the curry Curry draws a fast one of the most incredible shot you can see from step curry Face fires three point Let's go Hurry from downtown. It's a one point game swarming Steph Curry. Soon as he crosses half court Draymond Green down the lane. Way of shutters. Go hurry, Chased by two defenders finds Draymond green screen pass to pull. Pull. Fix the three trying to draw a foul Gets it back. Pull inside clutch inside the Williams. He ties the game of seconds remaining. Hurry, makes his moves finds green green drives down the lane. The floaters up no good overtime to shoot. Durant makes his looks visit. The pain Turns puts it up, puts it on Tom around, knocks it down. That's a five point game with 4.5 remaining that will do it. The Memphis Grizzlies are in the playoffs, They eliminate the Golden State Warriors, Hisley. A crushing weight. Oh, to go out, You know, two straight games that were basically good punches.
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"On on the new space Jam Way Got lots more information on the new space camp film called Space Jam. A new Legacy film stars LeBron James playing himself who has a young son Dong, who wants to become a game developer. They get trapped in a digital world by a rogue A I. And it's upto LeBron Bugs Bunny and the rest of the tune squad to get them out of there against the evil goon squad. It has also been reported that Space Jam, too, will have a slew of N B A and W NBA stars including Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Clay Thompson and Shinobu McKay. He also got a first look at the re imagines, Lola Bunny, filmmaker Malcolm Lee told Entertainment Weekly about the re fresh quote. It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong capable female characters also said that this film is a better movie than space jam. All right, let's go. Better than the original space jam. That is a lofty goal. I believe it when I see it. LeBron James, though, is not even on the best team in the NBA right now. As of right now, that title goes to the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are 27 9 on the season. The next best teams in the league have 24 wins, so it was probably odd for them, at least when the two jazz players who are reserved for the NBA All Star game, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were picked dead last in the All Star draft by team captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James said it was because he never played as the Utah jazz and video games when he was younger. No shade. Though the Jazz is most recent game was a lost, however, to the Philadelphia 70. Sixers and things got heated on the court. Mitchell was injected with 30.5 seconds left in overtime. He smashed a cooler as he left the court. Both he and go bear had words for what they thought was bad officiating in that loss. They were then each fined for being critical of the rest. Mitchell $25,000 and go bare $20,000. All the drama. Remember when artist said today? Oh god. McKay was in Space Jam. She's also in this Ah, conversation with Rudy Gobert, as he reflects on the season and his legacy. First of all, we have a great group of guys. You know, Like, Like I just said, when you have a group of a guy that's willing to sacrifice for one another and do all the little things to make each other better. You know, your team just go from here to here and, you know, obviously we have a lot of talent We have. Ah, Very good coach. We were pushing staff and I think we were very dumping a team up with both hands. You know, we still got ourselves. We still think that we are defensive team. You know, I'll just friends is gonna be what separates us from being good for being great. And we just don't embrace it. You know, we have. Ah, Wei have another talent and a lot of guys that can step up for a minute. When it comes to your
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"On the road trip with tough loss last night turns into a nice win tonight. Should do it. It's getting like I will not see is getting tiresome. Me. It's just becoming like a daily occurrence where we sit down after a warrior game win or loss the next morning, and all we have to do is marvel and how spectacular Steph Curry was and again last night, another one of those games 32 points for Steph Curry and that little spin off the glass and she switches hands in the contact from like three defenders flips one up off the top of the glass and it falls warriors win this 11 14 to 91. Good morning to you Happy Wednesday, Do you Adam Coping with you in the weed out spot as we are every weekday 5 to 6 A.m.. I was trying to put this in perspective last night it just in terms of how enjoyable it is to watch death. And this isn't any news to anybody. Been saying this for years. But the clip in which he's shooting right now, when I look into this yesterday, said even for for Steph Curry, he scorching hot right now, right. He's doing things that like we've seen before, but for some reason, maybe it's it's and Steve Kerr said this after the game. Maybe it's ah, like a award of circumstance for us that we're watching him with guys around him that maybe artist talented, but to see what Steph did a few years back with the unanimous MVPs and to go the averaging 30 points a game And what do they do that the 40 50 90 club shooting 40% from the Yield 50 and 90% from the three point land. Excuse me from the charity stripe 50% from the field 40% from three point land. Just incredible what he's doing right now, and he's averaging 29.6 points a game and I think maybe the reason it's even more incredible is because this was the season where we said Boy, Steph is gonna have to have an M V p like season. And it's not like It's not like he wasn't prepared for that. It's not like he, you know he had the metacarpal injury last year. They kept him out all but five games. But the clay Thompson injury happens so late in the off season that we were ramping up thinking. Okay, Here we go. This is gonna be another warriors run Reach will reload. James Wiseman, Steph Curry, Draymond green. Let's run it back. It's gonna be a new crop of guys. Andrew Wiggins will take on a new role. So I think we got to the mindset that okay, it's gonna be a little running back for the Warriors here trying to rebound off of the season they had last year. But for clay to go down, and for Steph to immediately change the mindset of this is my team. This is my season. This is my chance to dominate and to take all the attention off of my teammates and to go out and execute night after night. There's a lot of players in the league who have to do that, or who know that they have to do that to make their team successful, and there's a lot of them. They don't and there's a lot of them that do do it and their teams do not win games. I'm thinking about teams like Washington Wizards. We talked about Bradley deal on the run. He was on this year, you know, scoring 40 and 50 points game and losing every single night. Steph Curry's had that happen. However, the Warriors are still afloat right now, Right warriors. They're still right in the thick of things. So I'm putting this in perspective as far as must watch television for Steph Curry. The only thing I can really compare it to, and maybe it's a little bit out. There is a very bonds of bad. It's that what it's different because baseball the pacing of it is different, obviously like it got to a point in my household where it didn't matter what we were doing when I was a kid, By the way, we didn't watch TV While we were eating dinner. I was like a rule. You sit down at the table TV goes off when we watched dinner. When dinner's over. We can get up. We could watch some TV. Oftentimes you're watching dinner. You know, on a weeknight or eating dinner tonight, and I don't know 45. Not four o'clock. I guess. 567 o'clock don't know right in the heart of any Giants game in 2000 to 3 or four. So that was a big deal for me as a kid, and so we got to a point in my household where we were not allowed to watch TV during dinner. We would leave the Giants game on in the background just on silent and if Barry Bonds came up while we were eating dinner, we would get up and we would watch a very bonds of bad in 2000 and two when he's hitting 3 70 or in 2004, when he had 3 62 and 46 home runs have every tired I want to thank and walked 232 times. My point is that it was a spectacle. Every time he stepped in the batter's box,.
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"Is beautiful because dream on green is at the head of my jackass list. I don't like anything about the guy. I just don't gets under my skin. He's not even in that category of Yeah, I don't like it. But if you're on the box, I'd really like him. Not Sam Cassell fit into that category. For me. Dream on. Green does not fit into that category. Train my green. You would definitely like if he was on the bucks. No, I don't. I don't like the cheap shot, not shot kind of stuff that It gets under my skin. I don't like him s. Oh, this is beautiful. I enjoyed watching it. I am still trying to figure out exactly what he was trying to accomplish here because there was plenty of time and was Steph Curry on the floor. I don't think three months would ever be hoisting up with three that could potentially tie the game and sent it to overtime. Unless it was absolute desperation and he had no choice. He certainly had a choice in the matter. I mean, this was what was the 35 Ft away, Make cluster. It was like three steps in from the half court line. And just chucked it. And then poor step is Julian, his mouth guard walking away and shaking his head. This was beautiful by the Warriors. There are Little better than advertised about Clay Thompson, but this was enjoyable to watch. I liked it every second of it. It's also peculiar because even if he were to draw the three shots at the foul line, he's only shooting 76% from the strike this year, so I don't know if that Excuse a reasoning makes that shot any better. Any postgame comments A man she has not followed them. I found a clip off the highlight on a loop. I can't get it. I can't get it right now. But I'll bump back with it and we'll hear his response. I'm just curious to see what what his reaction.
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"I would say let you talk and do you talking on the court with your performance That got kind of, I think Little Harry, because, you know, you know, Clay was just Who's on air kind of further moment spur of the moment, and, you know, um, but then when you shower and cool down, I think you should have a little more. Uh, Or process to what you put out there publicly traded that it's great that it's Saturday. I was not going away way had fun. Those Saturday just with Hashtag reporter Clay that was vintage Clay Thompson in the third quarter on Saturday, money Was so much fun. I just love his. You know, he just off the cuff, you know, and Clay's very unique, obviously unique player one of the greatest place we've ever seen. But if his Loki humble attitude You know you just You could tell you, Mrs playing, but you know he's their support his teammates. And just his reactions are hilarious, You know, and there's not. There's not a He's got a mean mean spirited guy at all. But he will tell the truth. I don't think he's a guy to if he if he says something. He's able to back it up, so I think Happy people going to, you know, get too upset with clay, his reputation as a teammate and then across the league. I mean, his teammates love them, and I think opposing players love into it because of his humility and his greatness. Well, said Molly. Thanks so much we'll talk to next week really appreciate it. I thought I have a good to have you going, John, take care of Molly. Long Loaf and shortbread. You see guys from New York City like Molly or Long loaf upstaters. I'm sure he's down there with this. He'd always drop the upstate helps upstate need. You could be upstate and I could be down. Stay. What direction are we going? It's New York City, man. Always not from there from there. Anything east of West Chester is upstate, right. Stop that. That was great. So why my taxes? You're so damn hide and clean. The streets of New York should thank me. Having Arlette is gonna join us top of the hour. We always have mon around the Super Bowl. He calls it on the radio for Westwood one and you'll hear it here on the sports theater. And the Harlan is always great. So get ready because he's gonna be get ready. Just get your ears ready because Harlan is joining us next. And then your former agent, Lee Steinberg, who is Patrick Holmes, agent and others. He's going to join us at 1 30 on Lee here on the SportsCenter that dubs are hard at.
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"How you doing? Marcus. Yeah. Hey, it's doing a radio show. I was I was doing a little research and I got some information. I was. I was double shaking it So I wanted to say hello to you, Byron, Roderick and Lawrence, You got everybody Don't forget to junior Creativity. Look, you better go back a little more research. That's a junior up. Don't get familiar there, Chief. Easy, familiar Kuan Yew. You can come in, but you can't sit down. I want. Oh, I want to read you a quote tree already heard it. But I want to read it to jam for the folks who are just joining us, and I told it to the fellas here a little while ago. It's from Steph. It's after last night's game when you said When the games are in the margins for us this year. The common theme is Certain 3 to 4 million windows. We don't play with the right intentions, And when that happens, teams of teams who can shoot the ball across the board can blow a game open. Is that just a run of the mill quote? Is that step who doesn't really say a whole lot, saying something not for effect, but he's just laying it out there and, you know, giving us you know what he sees from his perspective, or do you think there is Kind of Ah, kind of a sub tweet there so to speak. That's definitely not a running a bill quote like, Well, we heard that we were like, Oh, Well, nearly steps. It was definitely, uh You know for me? It felt like just like in the context of how Steph is that operate this whole season. It felt like this is like step saying, you know, I'm 32 years old. I believe in this team and By all of the way I would make sure Before being held accountable, right? He's not gonna He's not gonna ever go out. Think a lot of players anything like that. But This is his version of calling a spade state, right. It's saying what not out there for the right purpose as it stretches and if he's out there for the right purpose, right if he's out there Essentially not doing what everybody else wanted to do, which is go score 50. Then you know he keeps that he's calling it out. He does it in a very, you know, it's a very Steph Curry way, right? Very You know PC and you know, above board and keeping the baby stuff behind. The city's just put some context on it. But this was step saying, uh, It was another lie where, he said. Where we are by No being consistent team, But, uh, you know, we are consistent by any means A little little lines like that is like, okay, This is what Uncle stuff Looks like. Right? This is good stuff out here. You know, pretty soon you go for the speed up on the podium was just like Yeah, You know Stephen Jackson this thing, but it took a lot for a long time for that. That almost pay to see that there was there was an article I read earlier today, saying that You know, saying that, basically that the warriors are, you know, basically are searching for another star that they're rumored to be active on the trade market that they're kicking tires on everybody, including Bradley Beal. And then when I'm reading on the trade package sounds like Wiseman and next year's Minnesota pick, which is protected Top three protected and then unprotected in 2022, I wouldn't I don't know. I mean, I know Bradley Beal to stud and he's in his prime. He's going for 30 a game, but I don't know I would not want to trade those two assets for Bradley Beal right now, How do you feel about that? Bradley Bill's a very interesting concept because You get a player like that? The question is not how he fits. Now. The question is, Can Bradley Bill That's scary. Egremont Green. Clay Thompson with the championship, right, That's pretty much what you're asking, because that becomes the new Big Four. That's probably a good what 1 54 65 60 million between them. It's our every year. So right in Wigan's know in waiting till you awakens to You're a wicked values values, man. Yeah. Wow, That's a lot. That's a lot of money. So you're basically saying this is our new Big Four. I don't know that they do that for Bradley Bill. I don't know if he's exactly that guy. Number one. He just clashes with place position. And maybe you could move clay to Barbara Small four position. But if there's anything clay loses, right if he doesn't have Step if he can't play like you know, the guard the point guard and the hounded defender that who's replacing them? That that quartet right? It ain't Bradley Beal like he's not gonna be the guy. Really? Okay. Now you are shutting down they live, but that's not really bad Bill thing. So I just don't know that he Would be the city now. So how Play is out of the picture. Yeah, Bradley will be your replacement, but I think if anything, plays values to the word has increased his time about watching all these other guys would do it. I don't know. I think they just got to suck it up, but I know they don't like doing this is a franchise but suck it up and realize who they are. We talked about that a couple days ago. Marcus were fan bases don't realize who they are. What they're capable of. And what their limitations are. I think right now this team has to look at and say You know what? We're gonna scuffle this year. We're gonna have good games. Lakers Clippers were gonna have bad games. Sons convention. Another one, but that Z. Yeah, exactly. That's who they are. And that's that's what they're gonna be. They're gonna be uneven this year, but They do get clay back, and they make it another high draft pick. And now you're looking at a bridge, Tomo, maybe some really good players and another era. I just don't know that I wouldn't sell the farm. I wouldn't try to say you know what? We got three years of staff and look, I'd like to win with stuff, too, but I'm not going to do it at the expense of Of 10 years. It's got to be You know what there's there's got to be a bridge here, and I think right now they're in a really good position to be competitive, You know, maybe do something, you know, maybe when a syriza of in the playoffs, possibly maybe, maybe too Probably not. But I don't think I'd be like, okay, Let's go forward, and then all of a sudden you don't win, and then Clay comes back and you're you're kind of in the middle. And then four years from now, it's like, OK now, where the hell did we go? So I just think there's gonna be some realistic expectations of what they are this year. I think guys like Steph get that too late. I've been quite a reason. He doesn't seem at all frustrated, and you know, he's so positive is because he sees like, Yo, if I got five more years, this back to back 34 is that looked pretty good if we stick to the plan. So I mean, looking, if busy, honest, it's you know, horse. Sure lock. All right. But if you are here, reaching that just rival what you got, like you said you got You might have to. Like you say they don't make the playoffs and fall apart like you got to lottery picks back here. Even still. You got two first round picks, you know? Should Minnesota not get where? The top three picks you got Wiseman? You got. You know Paschal's looking great off the bench. You got clay coming back. You got Wiggins who's been wave or the people thought it would be like you're pretty set moving forward..
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"Copeland on the leadoff spot here it on your Google home Smart speaker by saying play K NPR Tom Brady throwing for 500 yards and one Super Bowl definitely helped that. That's the one thing that always cracks me up. When we look out, I saw a tweet that came out the other day like that there was Denigrating each one of Tom Brady's Super Bowl appearances or wins, But you know there was 28 other guys that work in that bowl. What you lost? That sounds good morning. 28 30, other guys who were in that bowl, you know, depending on the year, I guess one of the Texans come into the league, Dave. 2000. Some like that. 99 2000, the expansion team something like that. After Tom Brady was in the league, Dave says, I think was a little before, wasn't it? Maybe maybe it was like in fifth grade when David Carr was, you know. Taking pain for opposing defensive lineman anyway. I anyway, so this tweet where it was trying to knock down a little bit every one of Tom Brady's Super Bowls and the New York Giants ones or the ones that come to mind. But also they had to drive the field in both of those Bulls Toby Tom Brady, like he left the game with the lead, and then that eagles when he lost, he threw for 500 yards. By the way, Doug Peterson Anybody think it's funky that like he gets fired by the Eagles? They hired that nobody's heard of. But nobody's even asking about Doug Peterson, like he hasn't popped up in any conversation. Interesting. Anyway. Let's get to some of the sound from last night Warriors go down to the Phoenix Suns. I gave you the note a minute ago. They're the only team in the NBA this year without a three game win streak or a three game losing streak. And finish later of the athletic put together their wins and losses. Justin in the wind, lost term and in the order that they went, lost, lost, win, win loss, Win Win Loss Win Win Loss Loss Win Win Los Los win win loss. About 500 team 10 and nine Steve Kerr last night after the game, talked about how they're up and down play is reflective in their 10 and nine record. Well, I think we're still looking for consistency at both ends. I mean where our defenses up and down on our offense is up and down, So hence the season is up and down until you really establish that you are Something that you are that you have an identity that you that you can hang your hat on something every night. Then you could be a good team. I think right now. We just can't really trust anything that we're doing consistently. We could do things well periodically, but we just haven't put it together. And that's that's why we're You know, just bouncing up and down from one night to the next. Yeah, there have been wildly inconsistent from what we saw two nights ago. I mean, we thought Kelly you bray was gonna turn right back around after the Like how how much you reacted to the weather. It was a reaction to the trade rumors or not How well he played the other night, basically said, yes on your mind and try not to let it affect the game. But we thought Boy, he had a good night. There was a lot of energy James Wiseman with kind of a breakout performance thinking Nice little test here. Let's put together a three game winning streak Tell you Break Junior's former team. He shoots one of 11 from the field. Oh, of five from three point land. Steve Kerr on Kelly, You bring junior shooting struggles last night. It's always emotional coming back to a team that you played for. He might have been too hyped up. I don't know. He just had one of those games. You know, things just didn't didn't go his way. Even his dunk came out, so ball just didn't go inform. I was giving the analogy earlier. The Kelly who bring like he's gonna have moments and nights. Where where he was great, like two nights ago where he's gonna come out. He's gonna hack and Pick up 2001st 70 seconds of the game, Leave the game and then comes back in the second quarter. The score 16 in the second he was on fire. He's got energy, which is why he's gonna fill up the stat sheet in certain categories. But the comparison between him and the guy he's replacing, which is Clay Thompson is that he's gonna hack more. He's gonna He's gonna take more risks. Low percentage risks trying to snatch a steel or block a shot. Where is please just gonna stay between his man in the basket. Clay's gonna create difficult shots. For his opponent. And what I mean by that is she's going to stay on a guy like Chris Paul and not trying to reach on the steel like we saw from Kelly. You bray last night. Who had I compared him to is Kelly, who break for me Right now It's kind of a sloppy eater. Said Allah Pablo Sandoval. You're gonna throw a bunch of junk up there. He's going to swing and miss at a lot of it. Every once in a while, he's gonna connect and it's gonna go. He's gonna have a couple of big games. Where is gonna connect. But as of right now, Kelly, who has been the slop hitter? For the Golden State Warriors. Now can't bays more. This one was interesting he's talking about after the game. How much he believes in this team. How he's looking at the standings and this is what I was thrown out earlier like that the San Antonio Spurs Now we're in the five seat Warriors have dropped to nine. We just saw the Spurs last week and how bad they looked under that anybody believes that the team that's better than the Warriors right now, but the Warriors, inconsistencies have led them to drop into the nine spot again. They're just one game up in the loss column. Over the 14 seed New Orleans Pelicans have played more games. But just one game up in the loss column shows you how much variance there is between the five seed in the 14 seed..
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"As far as the when we look at storylines in sports. It's all fun when stuff when you predict something, and then it happens the way you thought it would happen, or when things get tied up with a bow or when the stories in sports are written that don't feel like they could be real that their movies right there. That's what makes sports so cool. Then with Tommy Lasorda, Marty said this beautifully yesterday, the last game he got to watch. In baseball. Or as as AH, living on this planet was the Dodgers win in the World Series. Say what you want about the Dodgers. I certainly do. Say what you want about a 60 game title. I certainly do. But as far as the sports landscape goes That's a pretty romantic movie ending. And that's what Marty was saying is when you pull Blake smell out of a game like that you're robbed of your movie ending. Not only when you when you you move a player like James Harden because he says he wants to be moved. Are you robbed of your movie, ending your kind of robbed of the movie all together as a fan who got to watch the started James Harden's career in Houston getting traded for from Oklahoma City. He shows up that first we dropped 45 points. Everybody goes. Oh, boy, this was This was a hell of a move for the thunder. I want to see the tree. Hated. Kevin Martin was the move for the thunder when they move James Harden to the Rockets. I think that's together, get back or one of the players. They got in return for hard and he was going to be a nice little, you know, asset for them, but Oklahoma City had three guys who have gone on to win MVPs and Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and James Harden. So you're sitting here now and you call it all right? He didn't get the job done in Houston. They didn't win a title in what was one of the Old time runs for an NBA franchise for a sports franchise in the Warriors. We got that movie, ending with the Warriors and with with the Cleveland Cavaliers After blowing the 31 lead, they go and they get Kevin Durant. They get to go back and face them yet again. It was kind of Ah, Kind of Ah redemption story for the words. That's the sort of stuff I think we love in sports things that you can't necessarily right. Well, when you just decide I don't want to play for this team anymore. And I'm only gonna play for teams explain. Z s so really the way things have worked out in the history of sports, and I, It has made me less of a fan of the MBA because of things like that. It also makes me like absolutely appreciate what the warriors have done with Steph Curry. And this has a lot to do with the type of person that Steph Curry is, and maybe it has a lot to do with him growing up in the NBA right with his dad being a pro, and the same goes for Clay Thompson with his dad being a pro and being that they were drafted the types of runs with players on one team that they're drafted by in the MBA. Do not happen the way it's happening now, who are the top? Who are the top 10 players in the league right now? You Steph Curry, the only one who's on the team. He was drafted by No joke. He Steph Curry, the only one if you were to rank the top 10 players give me the top five. You could go LeBron, you could go A D. Neither of them on the team that was drafted. Drafted them. Kevin Durant, not on the team that drafted him. James Harden, Russell Westbrook. Chris Paul, run him down. There is no player in the league that is one of the all time greats. Maybe a top 10 or top 15 player in the league. Players play players on the team that drafted except for Clay Thompson, and I think you could make the case that because of injury, we just don't know whether or not he's still a top 10. Or top 15 player in the league right, so but again, Clay Thompson and Steph that's my point is that the Warriors are doing things differently than everybody else has. And I don't Don't trip on players getting signed or leaving in free agency. It happens in baseball. It happens in football. We see it all the time. But also with football. The great teams don't move on from their quarterbacks, right, they I'm looking at and Bill Belichick the Patriots here great teams try to keep that quarterback because that's what makes you great. Where is in the NBA? Now? For some reason, relationships get stale on And maybe it's just that these guys are too close with each other. These guys are friends, and that's something that was maybe the lasting effect on me from the last dance. The Jordan Doc. The memory is how much disdain Some of these rivalries had for each other. Right. How much like distaste Isiah Thomas has for Jordan and vice versa. They do not like each other. I'm like, is that is that good? Like it's not great for guys. They hate each other unnecessarily. They're part of the same NBA fraternity But as a fan, don't she sort of want to believe that? That just sort of want to believe that my guys out there hating that guy on the other team and not asking for violence on anybody? I'm not asking for anybody to injure somebody else, But I want you to go so aggressively that you want to grind that guy into a paste. I want you to say you know what? Not only am I gonna beat your ass, but I'm gonna keep you off the team USA. I don't want to play with you. And that's basically what Michael Jordan did right. I am playing with Isaiah. He can play against me. He could try to beat me. That's all it is on now get these guys who are your best friends, right? You get LeBron shouting out staff. It is postgame presser. These guys play in the Olympics together. They play in the fever championships together. They're hanging out playing college duty or playing in their local run, and in whatever given city they're traveling to in that off season. So Thomason took a number that's just part of the landscape. There you go. There's one yacht is that's what I forgot that was just pulling. Guys out of the year. Yana still on the team that he signed with, but I'm gonna go with. You know what I still I'm gonna go, if not for long. I know. He just signed that Supermax deal. But this is how the MBA works. You stay with the team that drafted you so you can get your Super Max because that's the only team they can give you That dollar amount. Janos is gonna hang around until I don't know what 23 years from now, when that team says, Yeah, we've got to move on from some of these guys and the team's getting too expensive. Be honest, we're paying you A little bit too much. What kind of draft picks? Can you command And that's ultimately what happened with James Harden. He decided this off season. You know what? This ain't the team for me anymore. It was a fun run. Houston. We didn't get it done, and James Harden may very well go down as one of those Allen Iverson type players one of the best to never get a ring right just because of his his type of style of play, and Allen Iverson, one of the most dominant players. In the history of the league, One of the each change the landscape of the game. Certainly the image of basketball was changed by by Allen Iverson to basically what is sort of set the groundwork of the framework for what the MBA Became today Justus Farrah style goes, is becoming the front of the line with, you know, guys walking in and they're they're they're doing their fashion shows.
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"clay thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"While you were sleeping on the Warriors without Clay Thompson, They're coming together right before our very eyes and a nice one last night in which they had to hang on for dear life. They absolutely collapsed in the fourth quarter. But guess what? Didn't matter. Got the win. They go on Pascal CIA comes in and out. By the way, do you guys see on the replay as Seattle launched that shot, which was not a high percentage shot, But still he gets with the Raptor drew up. They put him in the back court. So you get the inbound pass, and he just said the hell with it. I'm going one on one. I'm gonna shoot it fade away. A zit was going Draymond, who was down on the low block. Throws his hands up in the air in triumph before the shot hits the rim make like like, dream on, So he's such a basketball savant. He could actually tell from the ark that it wasn't gonna be just in and out, right. He was gonna look dumb because it almost went in Bali. You know, I mean, damn thing almost went in, but Raymond had his arms in the air as it was our king to the best. Yeah, you miss that You missed that dude, it happens on how about this ready for this folly? Literally. No joke, literally The worst shooting night of Steph Curry's NBA career. Is that right? Wow. Literally. Tempus entire career to for 16 is his worst shooting night ever well, and they won. And then what's a great time? I thought it was like, Hey, if step scores 30, they went If staff scores under 30, they lose. That's the math. Now go forward, but last night put a light of that on. You know who's turning into a dude? Tell me I don't want no, I'm not. I'm not going. I don't know. I see some guys out there to go ahead. But just a guy. Yeah. Do you want? How much maligned Andrew Wiggins. You know what I am Gino? Yes. Yeah, He's playing deep All their watch Anthony Slater stitched together this a minute and a half a defense of highlights. Last night A Wiggins four blocks. In a force of a bad shot. He's playing DD when you talk about Wiggins and his ability to step up on D this year. You know what that just reminds me of is, we might need to run. Adam set soon Talk about like his passion project with Wiggins. You know what I mean? He made the calmness with which he calls Wiggins in the offices. Pull up. I'm gonna need you to slide to your left and rotate on d You know what I mean? Like the comments under the wrong right where it is under a spoken I like this guy. Yeah, I'm on the wrong spell, too. Yeah, changed by the way. This is also is turning into a strength in numbers steam. Seven guys in double digits again last night, including my God, My little pet project, Damian Lee. I'm Loki and Damian League. I think we all kind of or, you know he's got that Pirates of the Caribbean. Look on with the little mustache. His his little flop job at the end was pretty important, because I mean, I mean, I mean, do that, Larry crazy the way he kept his legs out like that. If you watch the replay that in slow motion, he looks like he's having like a seizure. The way he flung his body and kind of Larry might might have brushed his fingernails against this four, and that's debatable. And that might not even be fact. I don't know if he was touched. Really gonna get the calls, And that's just how about a shooting early in the game? Don't allow them to be in that position. I mean, with that stuff, shooting was so poor Hey, was one of the bright spots in the entire game. I studiously Murph Steph Curry shooting was so poor Damian. We had to apologize. Stuff for his shooting. How many nights are we going to get Where? Kelly you bray outscores Steph Curry. Not many, dude. No money. He scored 12 2 Curries 11 last night, you know, because stuff could just be waking up Flipping the radio on being like, Wow. These guys your dog, Let's make sure that we get this out. What do you have 38 on Friday like? Not only that Friday night was like Friday night was like that was like a game. That was Van Gogh does like beautiful. Full flower step like you doesn't mean like, yes, Like to me That was like Friday night was like, just let that deer run in the meadow man he was adjusting. Credible. He was gorgeous. He led that whole comeback and I know down the stretch. It was Wanamaker and the other guy. You probably thought I was gonna say, Ask Khaled do well, this is now That's my boy out there. No place He really can't know. Really Can Yeah. 15 points last night. On Lee two boards, but he's turning into a scorer. Okay, that I did not anticipate. But I know he scored well last year, maybe all rookie team last year. And so that's seven guys in double digits. That's turning into a thing. They strengthen numbers, and it all leads up to this copes. There was a final score reported. Oh, yeah, And it was reported by what you know, we should also do. Shut up Friday night. The retirement of their scorekeeper, Fred cast for right. Was it 6 60 years? Something like that? Yeah, Yeah, I'm so sad to say I never met him. I never usually you know, we hang around these things. You see, I never met the gent. That's how Loki the guy was. God bless him and the warriors going out after that winning letting him make make that little layup. Did you see that? Yes. And they're all cheering and steps. They're holding the ball for him. I'm like this. Good stuff. It is with this. That you know, could step. Just run for every office and every office Unanimous. Unanimous win. Yeah, actually, Friday night was the night I was like, And I know Gary used to say this shadow Kerry Radish and ST Francis would But Friday night after his performance and then the way he handled the scorekeeper and presented him the ball and kind of held him up as he made the lay up, You know, I was like Step gonna pass Joe in like our love, Just our love. I mean, listen, it's one more title. Which is not off the table by any stretch. I mean, I don't think it's off the table, man. I don't know what you're talking about this year. Hey, this year will be a little challenging. Yeah, but you never know. You never know. And but I was kind of thinking once we get Clay Thompson back in the backcourt next year. Riggins is already saying after the game last night when he said next year when Clay comes back, man, watch out. People were trying to ship weapons out of town. Meanwhile, he went on with Fitz and polenta last night and actually dropped this. He flat out, stated it on the air that he's heard the talk and he's gonna change it. So you're Wiggins last night after the game? Man. That's gonna, you know, make a statement. You know,.
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"clay thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Here's Murph in man. Always We continue to get profane here on the run from action, Right? Right, says you can add one customer to this two word. Comments to people whether it's blank. You are blank off right or eat me or it s great, 95 says. Can I had one more word and dropping, eat it deep. Yeah, I'd like to offer a different two word. I want to offer another two words possibility. And this is a big one from my main man. Henry Rollins. I've heard him say this on stage more than once. Mark, get blank. Get a life That's really good. That's good. That's you know what? I'm gonna have Every topic that one. Yeah. Get blanked my knuckle curve, right? That's my slurred. Yeah. Tough day, man. Sorry, warriors. I tried. I tried and tried to seduce a man actually lost the game. If you missed, it means hard to muster. Hard to muster energy about it. You know, they just wanna wait 1 to 1 and they were winning in the fourth quarter. If you cared, you know they're winning in the fourth quarter, and then there's kind of kind of went cold. Guess you know if you really do want to get like a sports riff off early, but The theory that it's just gonna be Curries year in terms of when he scores. They'll win. And when he doesn't score, they won't win. You know what 13 last night something 5 17. Basically, he's just like it. Did curry go over 30? I warriors one curry of 13. A warriors lost. Well, You think you have hit on something, Though The warriors do need some additional, They're going to need some additional scoring. I mean, the kind of the kind of scoring that a guy like Clay Thompson would give you on a given night, but without him around, I mean, they need They do. They need points from some other sources. You know, Wiggins had 19 last he did. He had a nice night. Paschal to he had a nice night to ask. Always going off left. Yeah, he was. I was the one thing in the midst of my depression market. At least I got past the last couple of times. I don't know where the energy Paschal's going off. You know what's so funny, bro? I'm not even I'm not even making this up. I swear to God, I think when I first landed on the Warriors game it again it was late, and I For anybody. I mean, I apologize. It was hard Tiuna my job last night. I mean, it really was. I mean, I was too Not even I can't say distracted. It's not strong enough. I was just I was dazed. I really was. I was dazed last night so but when I got to the game finally tuned into the gamer for one of the first things that's always passed will go into the line just to shoot some free throws. And, like, See, that's what I need right here. I need. I need a Villanova kid coming out here Shooting free throws like a gentleman. Just get a little sanity into my night When Polly was down and out, it was Villanova's Eric Paschal. That's what I'm saying. It was a Nova kid who got my head, right? Yeah, played well and Yeah. Anyway, the Clippers got him last night and they'll do it again. Tomorrow. They'll do it again tomorrow. But do you think Come in? I don't know. I was wondering how we're gonna do this show today. Me too going on Tom Brady. I mean, we're supposed to be talking about Chase Young and Tom Brady. Alec. It's hard. It's hard. You and I have Dunmore difficult..
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Kevin Durant dominates in long-awaited Brooklyn Nets debut
"Let's start with because this was let's say a nice present for everybody, right? C l smooth this is, um you get Kevin Durant. In his debut with the Nets, and I mean, what did you make of that performance? Eyes to things. I think number one. You look at what Kevin Durant the way he was able to play. Um, it was pretty much again his look like her but healthy. His explosion has returned. But then also it was a little caution because the Golden State Warriors as much as we thought that they were going to be this back to normal type of situation, obviously losing Clay Thompson But they had so many deficiencies. I don't know if it was really Ah, great test. I think that on the on paper, it looks good. And maybe for the first, maybe first quarter attended 12 minutes. You kind of said Hey, but I think Derwent was remarkable. They pretty much got every shot that he wanted. I just would have loved to have seen a situation perhaps, and Draymond green was out there and healthy. He was out there to be able to, you know, again, Place in solid defense. Aundre on Kevin Durant, but make no mistake. If you are Ned stand, and I think if you're a fan of Eastern Conference basketball, you could be very, very excited about the potential of a Durant and carry urban to go on with those other pieces in Brooklyn should be had been able to have a phenomenal
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Thompson has torn Achilles tendon, expected to miss season
"Season ending injury for Clay Thompson and memory, revealing that the Golden State Warriors all Star suffered a Tauron Achilles tendon during a workout fellow NBA players on Wednesday, meaning one half of the splash brothers is a no go for the 2020 2021 campaign. Thompson missed all of last season recovering from a torn A C L A T suffered in Game six of the 2019 MBA finals. Window
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson has torn Achilles tendon, expected to miss season
"The news. They did not want to hear Clay. Thompson did indeed ruptured his Achilles tendon Wednesday during a pick up game. So after missing all of last season, recovering from the surgery, Thompson will miss this season. Where did the Warriors term? Well, according to multiple reports, Golden State has acquired Kelly You braid junior from the thunder for a protected first round pick, MBA free
Warriors' Thompson suffers tear to right Achilles
"The second year in a row. Golden State Warrior play Thompson has a season ending injury. The Warriors say he tore his right Achilles tendon during a workout yesterday in Southern California, ESPN NBA insider Adrian Watching a row ski reporting there's no denying the loss of Thompson to his team. Clay Thompson has an Achilles injury on top of an A C L tear. So he's going to miss two full seasons of MBA competition on Dis is one of the most popular players in the league. Really one of the preeminent athletes In Bay Area history. This is a huge blow. Thompson didn't play at all during the coronavirus shortened season as he worked his way back from surgery from a torrent a CL in his left knee. He suffered that injury during the 2019 NBA Finals.
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Klay Thompsons love letter to Oakland
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Clay Thompsons love letter to Oakland by an Kellyanne. The warriors are on their longest road trip at the season when they returned to oracle December tenth there will only be twenty eight regular season home games left to play at the junction of eighty and sixty sixth avenue. The sand is slipping through the hourglass and though chase Santer will be dazzling. There's no doubt that when the warriors move something will have been lost forever. The fans know that and it seems soda the players. And that's why it was hard warming. The other night to hear Klay Thompson against Sacramento on Saturday. Thompson won the game on a strong put BAC of his miss after he scored he flexed his forearm in a fiery display. We usually don't get from the most laid back of the warriors main men. There was a buzz in the media about Thomson's display is he more demonstrative because he needs to be with Steph curry and dream on. Green both injured during the team's internal spat is he taking more of a leadership role is he feeling his prowess as he approaches neck summer's free agency. Why was he so animated Thomson explained knowing it's the last year in oracle? I'm just trying to enjoy every night and play with as much passion as I can. He said because I know it'll go by like that he snapped his fingers I won't be able to play in front of the same people, obviously. And the warriors will no longer be in the East Bay. So that helps me a lot Thompson said just realizing this is such a special ocupation. And we're so blessed with the crowd. We always have it so easy to get up. When there are twenty thousand people here every night and were selling out. I don't take it for granted. And knowing I was here when we kind of built this thing. It makes me enjoy it even more. Wow, simple words. But isn't it? Refreshing to hear an athlete voice. Exactly. What's important in sports? To know that he carries that feeling of privilege that he recognizes that he's experienced and participated in a special and rare thing building champion from the ground up and bonding with community we're so accustomed to sports stars taking things for granted for not really getting the role. They hold in our history and our hearts Thomson gets it.