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Fresh update on "durant" discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"You know, you know who our first customer is. Romantic stuff right here. Gerard went back in. We got going in hard. Actually went back in and bought it. Did you get the premium subscription to run? No, but I'm giving the fillet. I want the fillet mignon. Listen, that meatloaf was kind of hitting. I slept a little skeptical. I was very skeptical because I'm an absolute, I'm like Kevin Durant when it comes to making meatloaf. I am on fire, but that may well thank HelloFresh day when I'm not going to lie. I got to go back and do it. I got to go back into the lab and step my game up a little bit. Why, Jimmy? No, I'm just going to let it go. We're on the next one. Go ahead, Jimmy. What do you got? I'm good. We haven't heard Joe sways takes on the game. That's what I was going to say. Yeah. Well, along with Bobby and charade, we got a whole crew out there, so just way. What was what were you seeing out there? I just feel like these guys got punked after halftime. And it's something that we saw in the last round, but obviously when you look at the game one heading into it, the margin of error was so slim when you don't have guys like Al Horford in the market smart and to the solar system's credit. They played a heck of a first half shorthanded. They survived the blows. They were in it. They built this big lead or a significant league going into half time, but I just didn't see that same fight that same energy going into the second half. I was just in social postgame presser and he talked about how just that the atmosphere in the locker room and that he didn't have to say anything really. The players took it a month themselves to not call each other out of a point things out to one another, right? Jimmy Butler was obviously one of those guys..
Grizzlies' Brooks tossed as Payton breaks elbow
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"durant" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Speaking of politicians in season four, we do see some power struggles between Durant and John Campbell who comes as the new governor of Wyoming. And the impression that I got was Durant's in charge, he's used to being in charge and then Campbell comes in the picture and Durant just doesn't take too kindly to having somebody in power, like a new person in power..
Celtics complete 4-game sweep of Nets with 116-112 victory
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"durant" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"This team is a 7 seed for a reason. And going into the series, there was a lot of a lot of respect for Kevin Durant, of course. But he's going up against the best defense in the league, a defense that is basically constructed to there's never been a defense that could successfully shut him down. But as good of a defense as he's ever faced in his life, Tatum is the best player in the series easily and just dominating the one on one matchup guarding Durant. As the primary defender in every game. So in terms of his legacy, this will be if they do lose the recording this on a Monday afternoon. If the nets do lose if they're swept, this will be the second first round series to ran has ever lost. He's a great, great, great, great player. I don't think this impacts too much of how we should view him. I think that how the nets have been coached, how the nets have been constructed, their decisions as an organization are much more emblematic of their struggles in this series. And so that's where I'll leave that. I think the way that Doran has been defended has been magnificent and sure, he could hit more shots, but there's a lot of issues going on in Brooklyn. Yeah, so first of all, I'm with you. I think his legacy is, I think his legacy is he's the best scorer ever. And I think he's undeniably like a top ten talent ever. I think kind of where the resume or accomplishments ultimately end up might be a little bit up for debate. I think if we want to go there, I think in a vacuum, most of us would say he's a better player than Steph Curry, but I think Steph is going to finish his career and rightfully so as the more accomplished player..
Tatum, Brown lead Celtics to 109-103 win, 3-0 lead over Nets
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Celtics rally in 2nd half, beat Nets 114-107 for 2-0 lead
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Tatum's layup at buzzer gives Celtics 115-114 win over Nets
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Irving, Durant lead Nets past Cavs in play-in for No. 7 seed
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Giannis becomes Bucks' scoring leader in OT win over Nets
"Yeah yeah this this intent intent to to Cooper Cooper became became the the box box all all time time scoring scoring leader leader before before hitting hitting two two free free throws throws with with three three seconds seconds left left giving giving Milwaukee Milwaukee a a one one twenty twenty one one nineteen nineteen win win over over the the nets nets and and tend tend to to both both finished finished with with forty forty four four points points fourteen fourteen rebounds rebounds and and six six assists assists as as the the Bucks Bucks clinched clinched a a playoff playoff berth berth he he passed passed remodel remodel Jabbar Jabbar as as the the team team scoring scoring leader leader by by hitting hitting a a three three pointer pointer that that forced forced overtime overtime Khris Khris Middleton Middleton had had sixteen sixteen points points and and nine nine boards boards before before his his ejection ejection for for a a flagrant flagrant foul foul Kevin Kevin Durant Durant had had twenty twenty six six points points to to carry carry Irving Irving twenty twenty five five for for Brooklyn Brooklyn which which fell fell into into an an eighth eighth place place tie tie with with Charlotte Charlotte in in the the east east on on the the ferry ferry
Ball scores 33 points, Hornets spoil Irving's home debut
"The Hornets boil Kyree Irving's first home game of the season by beating the nets one nineteen one ten lamella ball had thirty three points nine assists and seven rebounds helping Charlotte tie Brooklyn for eighth place in the east miles bridges scored twenty four points and PJ Washington had eighteen with eleven rebounds for the Hornets who won for the seventh time in eight games Irving finished with sixteen points and tied a season high with eleven assists but shot just six of twenty two from the field Kevin Durant had twenty seven points eight rebounds and seven assists I'm the very
Nets add to Miami's misery, rolling past Heat 110-95
"Kevin Durant scored twenty three points in the nets led by as many as thirty seven and a one ten ninety two thrashing of the heat they usually but it's a lot of teams I hereby just out being more physical and you know transitioning running on about three years but I think they were you know had to take the ball out the basket a lot Seth curry added seventeen points and Andre Drummond had thirteen with eleven rebounds for Brooklyn the heat were without coach Erik Spoelstra who missed the game because of a family issue bam Adebayo led Miami with just fourteen points one more than Tyler hero and Max truce the heat have dropped a season high four straight games and lead the Eastern Conference by a half game over the box I'm the ferry
Bane leads Grizzlies past Nets as Irving scores 43 points
"Desmond bane scored nine straight points to allow the Grizzlies to pull away in the fourth quarter of a win over the nets one thirty two one twenty one office of income moving the ball kept playing confident playing downhill you know I made the plays down the stretch to win a game it's so great when the F. A. Melton match Baines twenty three points while Dillon Brooks finished with twenty one is Memphis played without leading scorer John Moran the Grizzlies wasted a double digit lead in the second half before outscoring Brooklyn twenty nine sixteen in the fourth quarter Kyra Irving led the nets with forty three points while Kevin Durant finished with thirty five Duran also grabbed eleven rebounds for the nets who learned that Irving can play the remainder of their home games this season I'm Dave Ferrie
Durant has 37, Nets beat Jazz 114-106 to extend good stretch
"Kevin Durant had thirty seven points nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the next to a one fourteen to one oh six win over the jazz Brooklyn has won six of their last seven to set a thirty eight and thirty four Durant passed Jerry west to move into twenty second place on the NBA's all time scoring list with twenty five thousand two hundred and thirteen point he enjoyed going against the top flight team I enjoy the competition is out there is one of the best teams in the league they bring the best out of you nondestructive leader for my guys and you know feed off the crowd and I want to cry to feed off me as well Donovan Mitchell had thirty for the forty five and twenty seven jazz might make you so New York
Dinwiddie hits 3 at buzzer, Mavericks beat Nets 113-111
"Spencer Dinwiddie drained a three pointer at the buzzer to give the Mavericks at one thirteen one eleven when it Brooklyn I was in the high slot on the right right side look at the switch the one who's going to operate they sent the double is passed on the double because those are kind of on the right side of four was to me didn't when he came through in the clutch after Kevin Durant had given the nets a one point lead with ten seconds left look at Dodger each finished with thirty seven points nine rebounds and nine assists in the Mavericks eighth win in nine games did what he provided fifteen of his twenty two points in the final period Duran had twenty three points six assists and six rebounds but Brooklyn had its four game winning streak stopped core drug scored a season high twenty one points for the nets and Bruce brown had seventeen I'm Dave very
The Confusion Behind the NYC COVID Policy
"Kevin Durant, talking about the strange COVID policies of the mayor of New York. One of their players, his name is Kyrie Irving, he's not been vaccinated, but because of the law in New York, he can not play. In New York. On the road, however, he can play. Now get this, a visiting opponent in Brooklyn in the same stadium where Kyrie Irving can not play can play even if that player has not been vaccinated. Let me see if I can get this straight. Kyrie Irving has not been vaccinated, he's a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Because of the law in New York, he can not play with his team, but on the road he can play. Even though one would think on the road, he's jeopardizing health of his teammate and his opponents just as he would be jeopardizing the health of his teammates and opponents in Brooklyn, if he were to play, not being vaccinated. However, an opposing player who's not been vaccinated can come to the Brooklyn Nets stadium, where Kyrie Irving can not play because he's not been vaccinated, even though that player has not been unvaccinated, and that player can play.
Kevin Durant Calls Our NYC Mayor Eric Adams on COVID Mandates
"And don't care if the soft ladies and gentlemen I don't kneel before genuflect before the Hollywood celebrities entertainers or sports figures I don't care Personally I'd take the word of a former marine a cop a local architect before any of these people But I do have to respect the fact that Kevin Durant who is a very talented NBA player basketball plays very good Kevin Durant that's a pretty simple question this weekend One of the players is he on the nets Jim Kyrie Irving you're my official sports guy He has raised very good player He was in that movie what's that movie Uncle what's his name Kyrie was the guy Well he's good Nonetheless But Kyrie Irving is said listen I don't think I need to take this vaccine Healthy I'm young and I'm going to wait it out So he's not allowed to play But the weird thing about Kyrie Irving is he's allowed to sit in the stands and watch the game On the court definitely dangerous But in the stadium right there just really strange Can be Kyrie Irving sitting in the stands So Kevin Durant starts to speak out against the he's going to mention Eric He's talking about the New York City mayor Eric Adams He's like yeah man this just sounds kinda dumb Ladies and gentlemen people are waking up everywhere realizing there's no zombies outside the prison Here check this out But it just didn't make any sense It's unvaccinated people in this building already we got a guy who can come into the building I guess are they fair in our safety I don't get it So yeah we're all confused pretty much everybody in the world is confused at this point early on in the season You know people don't understand what was going on but now it just looks stupid So hopefully Eric you got to figure this out Early on in the season people don't understand what was going on Kevin Durant's words and not
Durant scores 53, Nets edge Knicks 110-107 as Irving watches
"Kevin Durant delivered game highs of fifty three points and nine assists as the nets got past the next one ten one oh seven yards played off me today noticing that are going early so you know they were looking for me pretty often slows a feel good as game one on Duran hit four three pointers it was nineteen of thirty seven from the field overall he scored the game's final seven points with the tie breaking trade for free throws Andre Drummond had his best game since joining the nets providing eighteen points and a team high ten rebounds for Knicks at at least twenty four points led by Julius Randle's twenty six seven forty eight finished with twenty five points in R. J. Barrett had twenty four but the nets won their third straight since the three and seventeen skate drop them again below five hundred I'm Dave Ferrie
MLB players vote to end lockout and salvage season
"Josh Rowntree there will be a major league baseball season the players voted Thursday to accept management's latest offer free new labor deal paving the way to end a ninety nine day lock out and salvage a one hundred sixty two game season the agreement calls for the luxury tax threshold the rise the minimum salary will increase a new fifty million dollar bonus pool was established for players not yet eligible for arbitration in the playoff field will expand from ten to twelve teams it was an emotional night in the NBA is Ben Simmons returned to Philadelphia to a cascade of boos Simmons however did not see the floor as he recovers from a back injury instead Kevin Durant poured in twenty five points as Brooklyn one one twenty
Durant, Nets rout 76ers in Simmons' return to Philadelphia
"Kevin Durant scored eighteen of his thirty four points in a dominating first half before the nets completed a one twenty nine one hundred blowout win over the seventy Sixers you just talk to some bigger to be gone when the game started so I would love to play felt like it was something that I feel like at that point it's the big night Maxine or somehow it was it was like night Seth curry added twenty four points and Kyra Irving had twenty two for the nets who led seventy two fifty one at halftime and were up by thirty two in the second half former sixer Ben Simmons was booed as he watched from the nets bench recovering from a back injury it was his first game back in Philly since being traded last month Joel Embiid had twenty seven points and twelve rebounds for the Sixers but James harden finished with just eleven points I'm Dave very
"durant" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"He went to Brooklyn and within a year, everyone's like, oh man, he's calling out the kids right out of the gate, you know? And then all of this stuff, and then all of a sudden he just leaves in the middle of a season because he felt like taking a break. And this stuff going on this year. He's about that. He's just in the butt. And it's always the outside, right? It's never them. It's never the whole hearted scenario. And this is on Durant, Irving, harden himself, Nash. They all sat there and were like, we don't hear all this noise. Wait, what reports? Then all of a sudden days later, and they said, right before the deadline, the vino trade. And the trade happens. And so all of a sudden, it's like, oh, let's just, I just keep walking here and keep moving forward and everything's fine. Even though we just played this game for two weeks that there wasn't a fiasco inside the net locker room that led to one of the most shocking trades of all time. So there's always, and it's on every single person on this team. You hear it from Durant. You hear it from the coach. You hear from Kyrie certainly. Always just blaming the outside. Oh, it's a media. Oh, it's all the talk. It's this and that. And it's never them. Even though through two years now, the super team hasn't come close. And they play the Durant folk game, even email says it. I always drive me crazy when email says, oh, I've Durant's foot wasn't on the line. It's excuse after excuse after excuse. And it's funny because anyone gonna take accountability for anything. It's like, I think they think in their minds that they didn't lose the box. That it was just like some flukey thing and they just lost because it was close, man. By Giannis, we thought Giannis blew his knee apart. The fact that they had that upper hand there, you know, in a series because Giannis didn't look like he'd be right and then he came back. He was a frigging hero. So, you know, that one was close. That was really close. That could have gone either way there. You don't know what happens after that. But, you know, whatever. You lost. It's everything counts, you know? Stepping on the line counts. It's just, you know? I just think it's funny because it's quite literally a line, you know? And they went to overtime and scored two points. You got to make a box. The rules are very clear. Everyone forgets over time. They went to overtime and scored only the best part in shorter. Like, no. It's ten feet everywhere. It's like you.
"durant" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Like, this is how sports works like always and forever. There's nothing unique about your situation. You literally left the Celtics at the altar. You said you were going to marry them, and you left. And you just and now you're off with someone else. They're going to hate you forever, and they have every reason to. You earn it. I love this. I love this comment. It's blaming the victim. His victim blade. You guys were dying. You guys were dying for this dude two years ago. No, we were questioning two years ago. Like crazy. Like, we've always been, you know, outside of that first seat, or the first one, three, four months when there was no Hayward, and he was on my complete tear. Like, yeah, obviously we didn't, you know, we weren't going to say, oh man, he might leave Bolton, but two years ago that around that time, right before he was going for the very end of his tenure here, everybody was questioning Kyrie. I mean, we questioned if he even gave it his all in that series against the bucks. Never mind, after he eventually did make his decision and lead to Brooklyn. He was being questioned well before he made that decision well before them. And Jimmy and I can flat out say among the few people on record back there and we were back, we were at the garden. And we're looking around at people and we're like, nobody's gonna say this, huh? They should absolutely trade Kyrie at the trade deadline. Like, this is over. This is over. This is over, you know? And they didn't. But anyway, back to Kyrie, forget about that. This is the same, this is his problem. And this is a problem with a lot of those guys, like Kevin Durant. Like, yes. People are going to question when you leave the Golden State Warriors for something. When you join Golden State, people are going to say, you took the easy way out. Your job is to not care about that. It's not to make them think something else, okay? They're going to think that because that's what everybody would think. Okay, you can't beat them join them. You did it? Own it and love the fact that you won titles and move on, okay? I shouldn't matter to you. With Kyrie, they're going to hate you forever, and they probably have a right to because that's what fans do. Move on dude. It's not the fans that are wrong and you hear. That's how fans are. That's how they are. Just like just like they'll revere someone like big baby, who helped when who sits in somebody else's seat. That is someone to get into it later on. What happened? What would happen to them? You put it on the big screen, the crowd goes nuts. Bananas forever. It works the same way on the other side. When you're on the other side of me, exactly. Yeah. You can't make a girl go crazy, and then be like, yeah, do she was crazy. Like, you did that. She wasn't always crazy. You left her at the altar. Everyone gets booed, guys. You get when you choose to leave a team, you get booed, and sometimes it stinks, 'cause sometimes those guys gave their all. We can go back to like, you know, Johnny Damon, for example, was here with the Red Sox and, you know, won a World Series and wanted to stay here and was literally begging for them to match a contract that was totally reasonable and they didn't want him.
"durant" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"It was the opposite I thought it was the nets kind of yeah, exactly played into Celtic strategy. I think if the nets work through the Celtic switching scheme and just ISO KD and Durant, the Celtics weren't able to stop that in the first half at all. And so that was a mistake. The Bruce Brown situation. It's actually, it's odd to me that Durant only finished was whatever he finished with. He should have been up in the 40s as well because he didn't shoot enough. There was no answer. He didn't shoot enough. He should have ten more shots in this game. And they should have consistently looked for, you know, just get the ball in his hands, let the Celtic switch and then go to work. It's not anybody's fault. There's literally no stopping him. I thought, you know, rob contested a couple shots on a switch, grant a couple of times, Tatum played him straight up pretty well. There's just no defending him. And we're really going to do like, I'm saying this in the chat again, the nets without Simmons. The nets, the nets without Simmons and the nets. Simmons has not joined the nets. That's not like a caveat on this. Bobby, if the Celtics traded for someone right now and we hadn't seen them yet, would you not be saying if it was in Simmons? We had a conversation about that. You're literally discounting him as like a person who exists. Like he's not like alive. You know, like you're just you're raising him off. You're writing him off like he's literally like Santa Claus. Like he just Bobby. There's something. Something's going to play at some point. We don't have impact he'll have, but he's going to help though. He doesn't exist. How do we know? He's going to make him worse. Would they be a better team right now? No. He wouldn't be playing. What's he playing? What's he going to play? That doesn't make him a little better than they are. Again, prior to last season's playoffs. This has flaws. Prior to last season's playoffs when he was afraid to shoot and miss some free throws. Ben Simmons was an all star considered one of the better players in the NBA. How long ago? He has that show. Everyone's talking about like, that was like long enough. 11 years ago. Like you got some better. It feels like it. Theo ratliff agent tracks dude. Is that what even 11 months ago, man? People are talking about like literally you signed somebody. You said it yourself. We all thought he was going to hit the ground running here. I think we had some questions in our mind, but I think we at least thought he was going to put on the uniform and start playing. And you said, you said it yourself. He's not ready to go. For whatever reason, he's not. And there's only what, 5, ten games left by the time he gets back. You may be right. He may not be ready. He may never be ready. He may never be close to what he'll be at full capacity. He may be broken. I'm just saying you can't say with certainty he is. All of what you're saying is possible, but I don't think you can discount it with conviction. That's all I'm saying..
Tatum's 54 leads Celtics past Durant, Irving, Nets 126-120
"The Celtics won for the thirteenth time in fifteen games by defeating the nets one twenty six one twenty Jayson Tatum scored thirty four of his season high fifty four points in the second half for the Celtics who went on the twenty seven nine run to go ahead wanna wait one hundred and I like myself a day because I have nice like this news it's contagious no it does I had shot spread the word and you know make an actual bass driver K. K. Jaylen brown added twenty one points including a three pointer to give Boston a one twenty one one fifteen lead in the final minute Kevin Durant played in his second game since mid January and scored thirty seven points for the nets carrier Irving joins ran on the court for just the fourth time all season scoring nineteen in his first game in three weeks I'm Dave Ferrie
"durant" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Durant. Go 10 of 20 from three and they still can't get it done. Now I know it's an exhibition. I know it's a scrimmage shouldn't really even keep score. Get out there. Get in shape. Get some shots up. Get some continuity. But y'all, let's get it together. Team USA is nine and five and exhibitions under Gregg Popovich. We miss Mike Stachowski. So I was horrified by what I saw last night and hopefully the additions of Booker and Drew Holiday and Middleton When those guys get done with the NBA finals, and they can get on the plane and get out to Japan, hopefully that rights the ship because right now I don't think Team USA is going to win the gold medal. Can't believe I'm saying that. All right. No more of that. Let's move on to another All Star game taking place this weekend up in San Jose Paul Rabel, the co founder, CMO and midfielder in the premier lacrosse leagues, joining the show Ben Lyons filled in for Rich Eisen. It's the rich Eisen shelf. After my father was on a ventilator for 20 days due to Covid. He had so many medications. It really was daunting, according to the National Institutes of Health, 30% of Hospital admissions and older adults are drug related, like taking meds at the wrong time. Hero simplifies Medication management and so so thankful that something like this exists, it holds up to 10 different medications. It's all on an app and you can share that app with a caregiver so I can make sure that he got his message is he Missing a dose of his meds. Hero health, smart pill dispenser alerts and delivers pills with the push of a button. It is really so easy to use and a literal lifesaver. Try.
"durant" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Of t score two or three vasquez. What do y'all do which your team if someone's scores three times in a row on me and someone on my team says we're gonna switch. I put my head down. And i'm sad about it but i switch. It's just the way it goes. It feels better and nothing feels better than when they switch on you. 'cause i'm not a score. He does not that could have basketball. But another feels better. If you start the game with three straight buckets and there's some of the other team is like i got him switched. It makes me feel so good it just because you said my point was up. I want to let you know that. I'm out officially listed. Et six feet eleven inches okay. So you're right onto we were at this. I got something that ain't wrong though. Here's the people that guarded jaanus j. Tucker twenty one possessions guarded dreaming up here to people that guarded kevin durant and how often. Pj tucker twenty one possessions. Chris middleton fourteen possessions brook lopez three possessions pack connotation two possessions janas david beckham and another thing is is you know better than anyone who really watches him and he knows this. You can start to possession guarding kevin durant data. Doing but they ended up doing is they. Just they just put they put robin lopez may have come pick and then come on come on and then when you asked about say.
"durant" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"That he didn't play well he played really poorly. Probably one of the worst games i've ever seen. But he had some key assists in that game most notably a nice left hand. Zip pass to kevin durant for a key layup. nice cut from durant with. I'm just. I'm still shocked. I was watching the game. Just shocked shocked shocked that they weren't involving him in the offensive actions. If you're the bucks explain to me tell me by curtain it was so clear to me as a novice. I never played the nba. Never coached never played college. I'm watching the game. Like why don't they just attack. James harden can't move. Why didn't they do that. That was a mistake. There's no it's houston. I can make for your family like you have to find a way to challenge james harden and not allow him to basically be out there and you really never go at them and the stat stands out to me. The most emotionally and psychologically is that james harden returned and play more minutes than yawns forty six minutes dot forty six seasons for her play minutes then jaanus so if you're watching the nfl game and elite wide receiver. The andrei hawkins are is playing against the rams and having a great game and movement of all around the field. What do you think jalen ramsey go go to the sideline until the defensive coordinator and his head coach. I'm following him. I don't care if you got me on the right side. I don't care what you're saying. I don't care what we practice. All we care what the game plan is. But i'm following him. He leads up in the backfield. I'll be he lands up.
"durant" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"They didn't have turnovers. They didn't have steals or blocks track. This is the best performance in the playoffs. Statistically since nineteen eighty-three beyond the first round. So what he's doing when he did last night beyond the first one we we can talk about. Charles barkley did an amazing game in the first round of few like in nineteen ninety. Two damian. Lillard just dropped fifty five and a double overtime game against the denver nuggets. But this what we're seeing with. Kevin durant is the single best statistical performance beyond the first round since the full box score was tracked in one thousand nine hundred three tom. I was saying. I mean i don't know what is the greater compliment. What you said. I don't think it's up for dispute jordan. Never had that game. Given all of the circumstances involved that we never saw that anywhere in the career even in the playoff game. After which larry bird called him. God where michael jordan lost. He scored sixty three points. We have never seen that game from that situation from. I don't think anybody yeah. We haven't i mean you could put. I think you put in the modern era to me. Lebron's game six twenty in which he dropped forty one points eleven assists eight rebounds. Four blocks three steals whatever it was game. Six against the the seventy two. Seventy two ten seventy three and nine goals lawyers that is the to me a little bit higher than the simply because of the finals and the everything going on in that in two thousand sixteen season the stakes are higher in that game but statistically just looking at the box score you haven't seen this from michael jordan. You haven't seen this by steph curry. You haven't seen of the modern era. You have not seen a performance like this you can probably points and maybe wilt chamberlain and sixty two but nothing What you saw last night and giving james harden just. It was so he couldn't get into the paint. You could not get into the three point. I could not move any played. Forty six minutes and kevin durant. I mean the thing that really stuck out to me was when he was at the free. Throw line to put up the team up. Four in the in the final seconds of the game is two free throws. He's got forty eight points. They're up by three. He misses the first and he just goes. Who like so mad. He just like it became a medium right the face that he may became a mean. I'm asking you guys. Do you think he was. Matt moore mad. They didn't put fifty it was given tommy. It was putting the game away in movie. It's a four points and so it's a two possession game. He was more mad in his head that he couldn't get to the peace right. Yes one hundred percent top part of the reason. We're celebrating him the way we are. You're calling it. The greatest game ever played in it is the greatest game ever played is because of the absence of kyrie irving because of the stakes. But certainly because kyrie's not there and james harden is a shell of himself. yes and remember. I was on this show like two days ago talking about. This is the fact that kevin durant when he's not playing with james harden and kyrie irving. They're still really freaking good. They're really good. They're point margin is plus thirteen every one hundred possessions and people were writing nets off. Say oh there's no kyrie there's no gene. But i think there is something to the fact that when they play korean james harden no play the other guys know their roles in a play. Those roles better yet better defensive players on the floor and jeff green look at jeff. Green game is is a total anomaly. But when you look at this performance without those two guys In it's an incredible. Like what you stu gods want is. Put them on your shoulders as wade airing the team. He did that last night. I will say though to have a very stugatz opinion. He doesn't have to do it again right because this series is not over. They're going to win on the road. Now it's not always one. We have like one out of two games in in order to advance like and that's kind of playing every second and then having to go again forty eight hours later and if they lose that and having to go again forty eight hours later i for me. This is not. I don't think this is done as bad as milwaukee looked kind of bereft is. They looked in losing that game or durant prefers irving being outright tom for his own personal glorious just in general like he just.
"durant" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"It's time for after balls. I was curious about the asteroid. That struck the chesapeake bay. That sam anderson talked to kevin durant about that. A little googling the us geological survey says that The event was called. The chesapeake bay. Belied impact is comet or asteroid. This one was three to five kilometers in diameter. it's swooped through the earth's atmosphere very exciting and blasted an enormous crater into the continental shelf. The crater was discovered or identified by c. wile e pogue of the us geological survey but neither the crater nor the asteroid have names. I say let's name the crater for c. Wiley pogue and named the asteroid for kevin durant awesome. Kevin durant asteroid josh. What's your chesapeake bay. Bow lied impact. My peak bay impact crater is about our man. Mike chefs gay. Don't want to let that drop. I did a bunch of reading as prep to rate the piece that i did last week. Joe alluded to earlier. But there was one thing i missed that. A guy named michael right flagged on twitter and that thing is both nuts on its own but also in my view extremely telling and it begins in june two thousand and three that is when a baylor basketball player named patrick denny. He went missing. A lot of folks are probably familiar with us. This is the reason that when people say well look at what the baylor basketball program came back from. This is what it came back from So in june. Two thousand and three patrick and he goes missing in july. His body was found in a gravel pit near waco texas an autopsy determined. The dentist had been shot and killed in the man who did it. It turned out was one of his teammates. Carlton dotson two years later in two thousand and five dotson pleaded guilty to the murder and he's been in prison in texas ever since but let's rewind to two thousand and three so unrelated to the murder. Then baylor coach. Dave bliss had been paying denki under the table. This was a major violation in bliss. Did not want dicky's killing to expose it and so as dana wrote in a piece on. Espn dot com. Bliss told his assistant coaches. He wanted to float the story that he was a drug dealer thereby explaining away. The money bliss had given him one of those assistant coaches that bliss was talking to was a man named abar rouse resident hired at baylor just weeks before he went missing. When rows told bless he wasn't comfortable with the plan to smear dennehy as a drug dealer as ross's a normal human being with some form of a moral compass. Bliss reportedly put a copy of rouse's contract highlighting the portion that showed he could hire and fire assistant. Coach is in front of rows. And so the implication is very clear right like do this or else in so baruch's did something that in my view quite sensible. He recorded dave less and on that recording. Bliss says reasonable doubt is. There's nobody right. Now that can say we paid pat dennehy because he's dead so what we need to do is create reasonable. Doubt rouse gave that tape to the ncaa resigned and that tape-recording ended up killing ibar roses career. Roses story is told that length in the two thousand seventeen documentary disgraced at aired on showtime the short version is the rouse. Never got a d. one coaching job again. As of two thousand seventeen he had found work consistent work teaching and he was teaching in a prison in fort worth texas. So why did they borrow skip blacklisted. Because in the world of college basketball rouse was not a hero for exposing dave bliss rather he was considered a villain for tape-recording coach in two thousand and three episode of espn's outside the lines. Three of the most famous and influential coaches in the game. All said that what a don was absolutely wrong does three jim boeheim kelvin sampson and the man of the hour. Mike shefty and here is the clip of what coach k. Said on outside the lines in two thousand three. How could you ever build a team of coaches. Forget about justice situation but if one of my sisters with tape every one of our conversations with me not knowing it. There's no way he would be on my staff even as a theoretical exercise. It's hard to think of something. That's so clearly illustrates the skewed priorities and moral bankruptcy of big time college. Coaching a normal person. I think would consider a hero or at the very minimum. What understand why he did what he did and realized that he was in the right. Then i guess the next category over it would be someone who believes that rouse had broken some kind of moral coaching code. But maybe what understand that. It's probably not wise or good to say that publicly. Like maybe keep that to yourself if you feel that way. And then there's the category that these coaches and make among them fall into which has publicly as leading figures in the sport coming out and saying that roused had broken code and essentially issuing a warning to others in the profession that they should look at what happened to us. I imagined this study isn't taught at duke. University's fuqua coach k. Center on leadership ethics. Nor do i think that there is an abar rouse center on leadership and ethics but perhaps in both cases we should address that yeah gives us some insight into how these institutions routinely cover up abuses and other terrible practices like joe. Paterno penn state michigan state. You know every other kind of disgusting scandal. We see that sort of attitude prevails within these institutions in these big programs that it's much more important to them to preserve themselves than to like. We might consider to be moral. So yeah. I took. As i think you will note and listeners. Were note like pretty great pains to try to be fair and our segment and give praise him when it's warranted and give credit where do but like this is just so unbelievable to me that it does. I think legitimately raise questions about what kind of person would would do this. And i'm not trying to say he's the coach k.'s. Evil or anything like this. But by my god stephan yeah. It seems like that was a pretty clear cut case where you had an opportunity to just say what happened was despicable in horrible and and as a coach. It saddens me. Instead of having to weigh in on the the ethics of taping. Goodbye coach k. That is our show for today..
"durant" Discussed on The Swingman Podcast
"The time by Louis and Louis. It's time to shine swingman spotlight for the sick time mouth and who else. But the slim reaper himself Kevin Durant Hey, trump's during you will. Not Bad just Happy to see the results of the of the twits POW, because I she did WanNa do Kevin Dr. Myself. Yeah. Full think. Very. And Lost chance to swing mass lot before we get into some actual real life games are being played well. Die, diagonal is.
"durant" Discussed on RJ Bell's Dream Preview
"Now, if gone state wins, two more games in the odds are in a little better, I guess, in twenty five percent. The case could be made the Kevin Durant came off his sake, bad play the game in which he was so hurt that he literally lost his season, over it by blown out his achilles. Is that how you signed a Kelly's? Again, I you might wanna refund for that. Verney can rest as long as we're talking about Durant Verney rised on his weekend gig. Is the idea that he and again, I think this is kind of dramatizing it, but I think it's hair dran did play when there was a real risk of getting reinjured, they didn't think you would. But there was certainly an increase wrist. He played exceptionally well far less than one hundred percent and the difference between that and him not playing is we're allowed them to win game five. If you lose game five you're out it's over. And the fact of the matter is, they won, if they went six and seven it will be like, Kevin Durant. He hero level. Effort balls grit. Whatever you wanna call it is, why going state one third straight title. And I think it'd be legitimate, if he would've stayed on the bench or stayed not playing. They probably don't win if they win. He'll be the difference. Imagine playing one quarter in the entire series and being able to say you, you know, and he won't say it, but that's going to be the PR messaging that your sacrifice. It's almost like giving your kidney up to the person who ends up going back in time machine and shooting Hitler kind of thing. It's like, yeah, you're only one piece of a chain of events. But if it weren't for that piece it wouldn't happen, right? Yeah. He said up hold on. We gotta let that breathe a little bit. How do you come up with that lay your kidney go back in time? And I don't know where you come on. It's it's a little bit of plain on off a trope now. Is there is the old? If you went back in time and Hitler was in his crib. What would you do because it's the whole kind of need superman. Do you take the law in your own hands? Those ski rats Kona call. I've read a few books back in college, the dealt with these issues because I probably had a superman complex myself. So, and it's an interesting concept if you're better, and again, not I grew up from that, not that I don't think I do things well, but, you know, we're all you or at least I know I'm human. I've had many human moments his a lot of people though. We talked about healing on mosque and we won't get back into that, but should you could it's so funny. Because in one way, we're getting so into everyone's the same. And to me, like everyone's the same. Why work hard? All right. So to me that was always a problem with socialism. I'm not talking about socialism as in social security, socialism. I mean, you know, from the book Karl Marx, the theory is, what motivates human activity. You are Brad, one of the hardest workers..
"durant" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Free campaign, the LA listen to this. The warriors just announced Kevin Durant, calf strain is unlikely to return for the start of the finals, but they're hopeful he returned at some point during the finals, he has not been cleared yet for on court activities. So I just got I'm going to throw this out there. This is my theory on this. This is I'm just gonna throw this out. That what is because they're win. They winning all these games without. K D, what's the value of coming back? Until the Golden State Warriors trail. There's no value if you come back game one and you lose that's not great. If I'm Kevin Durant. I just watched the finals. And then if Golden State is down to one, I come in, and I say the day, but if you don't think branding matters, I'm dead serious. This sounds crazy now. I don't think it sounds crazy. I think he's really hurt. I don't I don't think he is. I don't think he's going back to the finals at all. That's a long. That's a tough injury to recover from you have to rest forever. Man, ten more days, and he's not going to be ready for the start. All right. Okay. Coming up next. Drake's on the sidelines. He's just one of those famous people that we automatically connect to one team. We'll give you a list pretty interesting. That's coming up next. Be sure to catch live. Additions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app..
"durant" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"You have more options, you can do what you wanna do, especially if you have the choice, do it, you're going to do it. Right. I want to stay in warm weather. I'm pretty sure a lot of these guys they wanna come to warm weather. That's twenty years. I've been hearing I heard now. Carmelo went east because he engineered a trade, Kevin Durant trade. So I don't know. It's a. Casino mobile. Good. You see to joy with the news. No, no, no. This is the headline news. Well, you never been a raptors believer all year. No. And a lot of people felt like they were done. They went down to you felt like they were done after the off the first game blue out Milwaukee last night, once one zero to even up the series two piece why Leonard being injured in tired, and Seok them suffering from foul trouble. But why still the damage thirty four minutes and said after the game he will keep fighting? Good can keep going keep fighting. We have a chance. So no make means no excuses you playing basketball. And no, we got to win. So fun to watch everything. I mean apart from the fact that I've been extra extra right about Hawaii, after's. So it's a little enjoyable for me. I was probably equally as wrong about the bucks. Although I did say he all year. I think that what's happening with Hawaii is like I said, we, we kind of just forgot because he wasn't playing because of the way the exit went with the Spurs any also must a bunch of games this year. Yes. Yes. And he did take a lot of rest days this year. We didn't know that he was this goody like it just slipped. Everyone's mind like oh, yeah. There was a point where the conversation was is better than LeBron because he is better on both ends of the co or he, he does play ten and given up a plan. But I do think the raptors end up winning the series like you said, they're kind of, it's kind of the same situation to star in each side, and that would not be a good point. Yeah. Oh, god. I think Milwaukee pushes back a little I, I think the raptors would be got. Got Golden State of Kevin Durant comes back has four dependable scoring. I have no faith going to come back to the vinyl. I think they've, I think they would have I think Golden State would hammer Toronto and five without Kevin Durant, if he just gave him boogie for a little thighs a little size. You think bookies sick? I, I just think Milwaukee. Yeah, here's the thing, Golden State when they face Milwaukee, it's real easy to figure out what they're going to do. They're going to put you on us at the line, and they're going to move the ball and shrink the bucks because the bucks are big, and they're going to play a tiny lineup and they're, they're gonna force Milwaukee to go small, and then it just a blowout. They're going to try to you can't take you on us off the court. But you could take every big except you on us off the court. I think Golden State's gonna chop them up Toronto, I think is complete utter mismatch, especially if Kawhi is not one hundred percent. And right now he looked fire than either way. Both of these teams are going to be fatigued going into the finals. They have had an incredible amount of rest. Nine days very, they're going to have a long series. So Kevin Durant is is known for popping back at fans on the internet, and his manager rich climate isn't bothered by it at all. In fact, he loves everything about it. How do you feel about that, that he gets in there mixing it up? Sometimes I love it. I know enough to know that, that doesn't represent anything more than what it is. And Kevin has every right to gauge and communicate and have fun and banter because he's had thirty one year old man who's built this or thirty year old man, just built this incredible enterprise from self. We have honest, conversations, but never would I call them and say, like that's such a bad thing to do for your brand. With anyone going back at fans on the internet. I do about once every couple of weeks. Yeah..
"durant" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"And they might want a different environment to play in was covered the rent off kilter when he broke down mid level players and how they benefit from playing with Kevin. I'm sorry, LeBron James. But if you are a superstar in this league who wants to bowl who wants to be the first option who doesn't wanna stand around and be spectator to the greatness that is LeBron James. Is it not plausible at all? To look at what? Kevin Durant said and find that this strong truth in that. That's not possible. I think it is. And I don't really think they're Kevin Durant. Was it wrong for saying? So. Now, look at these quotes they're out here today. These are the latest close by LeBron James just today. Lebron James Bleacher report on if he's pushing for Lakers trades quote. There's nothing I'm chasing. Listen to this quote. Lebron James there's nothing I need to get in this league that I don't already have everything else for me is just like icing on the cake. There's nothing I'm chasing. Be careful now I'm not interpreting it this way, I understand exactly where LeBron is coming from. He's saying that he's been to that to that circus before we are championship. Had alluded him with a pressure was immense because championship had escaped and they never wanna title in this career. That's what he's pointing to. I totally get it. That's all LeBron is saying anybody that tries to make anything more out of it. You probably are just hating. But let me tell you what the hate is using this as an excuse to say, so LeBron come to LA the window championship. The just came to go Hollywood. He's go for Philadelphia geishas on the basketball court, but he ain't trying to win. He'll give a damn. He don't care if you don't even go to the players over the next four years. Now you going too far. Lebron James you don't go from being three time champion and going to nine straight. I'm sorry. Eight straight NBA finals and nine appearances overall. You don't go from that tonight, even caring whether or not you win a championship or not that's utterly ridiculous. That's an insult to the legacy of LeBron James, which I will never play a part in because I know better than that. But I will say this. That is LeBron James saying if by some happenstance that unfortunate dilemma befell me, and I ended up with that being my situation. Don't act like I never went championships. Don't act like I wasn't a champion. Don't act like I wasn't a four-time league in VP. Don't act like I wasn't in the discussion to be one of the greatest players. If not degrade is played this game has ever seen. Don't forget what I've done because you're focused on what I'm doing. That's what he's saying. And I wholeheartedly support LeBron James on that. He's right. But it's worth pointing out that they are haters critics who are anxiously adopted different mentality and won't give a damn. And that is the problem. That's what we're looking at right here. Anthony Davis ain't going nowhere laser gentlemen. I'd be shocked to for the next forty five minutes. He ended up being lake or anywhere else. I think the pelicans are going to hold onto them. I think they're going to see what's out there for the summer. We're more teams could get involved. And I also think they're going to entertain trying to influence. Anthony Davis reminding him that the two hundred and forty million dollars is waiting for you over the next five years that you could sign right around you. This right here waiting for you. Are you sure you wanna leave? I think they're going to test the waters in that regard. We'll see what happens it an eight say ESPN eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's go to Trevor you'll obvious even what's up. When I talked to me. Well, wanna talk about the Mike Conley market sold trade rumors. But it's all just traded to the rap. Yes..
"durant" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"You just survey the room, and right, which you write as if I said it that's his problem. You're not making it clear if you're eating Strauss, according to Kevin Durant. That issue saying these things not us, and if Kevin Durant that's his problem that I have no problem with that. If I'm eating Strauss for their phlegmatic. I respond to that. Because there's no way. Kevin Durant would say that about me, and I ain't gonna head and say. I promise you that. I'm damn she'll respond to that. So I think they eat Strauss should as well. The other thing is that. Kevin Durant gets upset because everybody's looking at agendas behind what he says. I think it's perfectly within his right to sit up there and say, why can't you just listen to what I just said, why do you have to look for the agenda behind the words? Why can't my words in this moment at this particular moment in time speak for it self? I applaud that. Because I I recall many times when it rakes my nerves, how people alike, you know, he has an agenda. Whatever the case would be asthma, boys. Ask the people who have known me for years. That's my man, Jeff Brown and LA as Monteiro Montero's as Gary Stevens, aka spank asked. My man, Phil Hayes. Asthma. Mark Turner Boras battled car del Brooks, Bobbi Williams. I mean, ask a whole went to Catholic play college. When we all grew up with me in our agenda, say what the hell out feel John. Thompson wants gave me what I believe to be the greatest compliment, one of the greatest compliments I ever saw John Thompson wants it. You wanna know how Stephen they feel just ask him. Period. It ain't rocket science. It's not an agenda. You asked me how I feel. I feel like answering the question is they're gonna do. And I'm not gonna hesitate not even a little bit. If I don't want to answer it for whatever reason, that's fine. One of the greatest answers that I ever heard. Asking an athlete a question. I was interviewing Alan Iverson on my show, quite frankly that was on the air from two thousand and five to two thousand seven on ESPN. Do I did about three hundred twenty seven shows. I did about seven hundred eighty interviews. And I asked Alan Iverson this one question. And the question doesn't matter. It was his answer that was profound because I believe it typifies people like myself and to a lesser degree guys. Like, Kevin Durant another's. Alan Iverson said, quote, I'm not going to answer that I'm not going to touch that. Because I can't be as real as I wanna be about that situation. See, you know, age of the metoo movement in the age of what anything could get you fired or whatever the case may be you got a lot of folks that don't wanna touch shoes. But they're honest enough to tell you they don't want to touch it as opposed to lying to you. And I appreciate that. I appreciate a guy that is honest enough to let you know how he feels. In the case of Kevin Durant. It's somebody that's asking you. It's somebody that's asked you quote what specifically. Do you have a problem with it? I I can talk to you and tell you how I feel or I can ignore you. But why should I talk to you? If this supposed to be an agenda behind every word that comes out of my mouth. And you know, it would be totally honest..
"durant" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Now you and I had a little disagreement about this earlier. I just feel like when what does have to get in the conversation here for Kobe. Bryant had won six not five. Would he be better than LeBron? No, LeBron is the best player of his generation. Durant will never be LeBron ever done matter if he wins three more titles. He's never going to end. He was any time out Bill Russell's got eleven do we think he's better than MJ kennel be titles? No. But I mean at some point you're playing along like the Braun is going against him. You beat him institute wine. But it's not like, it's it's Tom Brady got sick. And Brett farve got one if LeBron got three and Kevin Durant now has to write let's say two more and he's got four to LeBron James wins one this year. Which assuming he will have the same three. Okay. But I and I would agree. Lebron is still so the best. Now, let's say he goes to New York and wins two more. Oh, God slow down. That is crazy talk. You got a winning duped finals, the Nick. Who? And then Jimmy Butler with kyri goes to Phoenix. Anyway, any at title. I'm I'm just saying is there anything that Durant can do. No, nothing nothing. Even if he just went on some crazy streak and beat all records Rana. Nope. Lebron's better all stats influence impact more skills. Not as just more dominant to Durant better pure score. All right. But that's something. That's by the way. I have Durant. Second. It's not like I've got him as an old Oldsmobile. I've got him number two are gone. That's what he wants. He feels like if you're not I as he's still a Maserati, he's just no amber Gainey laws rotties Ervin's. I'm just Durant's got to get over this whole thing. You're not listening when all was in his prime it. Joe? Frazier was close you never going to be Ali. Peyton Manning was pretty close. Never going to be Tom. That's fine. All of that live, pork radio. Guys. Never going to be me. Phone such a jerk joy with the.