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Fresh update on "durant " discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

01:06 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "durant " discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

"On twenty twelve roster. That was on the old way. Roster upon james karl. Anthony koi. Brian doing chris. Paul darren williams and that's it so from the await rosser only six returners on twenty roster end other players on that roster for twenty twelve. Were kevin durant james harden russell westbrook. Kevin love davis tyson. Chandler an anonymous. If someone is one guessing correct me kinda non missed by india's can lead that name incoming section but those who are missing as who were missing are on roster so moving twenty twelve to twenty sixteen. Who is on that roster. Now was on point six roster that was there in twelve in kevin durant is the only person returning from that twelve twenty sixteen roster twenty six six get one. It's in twenty. Six twenty six roster is kevin durant carrier irving draymond green. Jimmy butler paul. George demarcus cousins. Deandre jordan Rosen klay thompson in commodity. So sorry just to colonel anthony Only two twenty twelve roster mentally sixteen roster so doco so let's go from two thousand sixteen to to twenty two twenty nineteen few championships roster. We have sorry. We have. Chris milton walker. Marcus smart jason saito mouse. Turner jaylen brown donovan. Mitchell than white. And who else on that roster belongs to a point. Point of the argument are the discussion is no one from twenty. Sixteen olympic team was on fiba championship team. Let me digress. For a quick second on that twenty roster they were missing. Derrick rose in blake griffin android. Howard who were also be And chris bosh were also olympic rosser but were injured so stay there but on the twenty nine thousand nine hundred chance to walk rosser. There is no one from the two thousand sixteen team. That was on the chance to team in twenty nineteen. So we're looking at a high turnover rate at all times if we look at the twenty nineteenth championship team olympic team right. Now chris middleton. I believe the only one from the championship team to be on the team right now. So there's just a high turnover rate so there's no continuity chance to build chemistry and we're looking at these other teams these other countries that not only are there building continuity because their players are playing each other in. They're having the same roster the same farm system for the national team but the talent was just increasing as well play only played australia in the exhibition game. There were five. Australians in starting lineup. Sorry four out of the five players on on the show is starting roster. Starting lineup were mba players. So now we can along rely on talent to beat these these other teams other countries we have continuity in or playing style and are our iq. Which is what these teams are building having this farm system for the net for the national teams where is continuity is consistency of the same guys playing together and each a global event looking at the roster from twenty sixteen to twenty nineteen to olympics now for australia argentina. They have the same roster with the addition of a cup players. But they're not missing anybody unless it's due to injury. They're not missing anybody. They've added players actually and that's the import of the continuity and consistency for team. Usa which is what they're lacking right now but to go along with that playing style so to harking back to the u. Analogy that made why she's a you games. There's not a lot of offense of flow on some movement is a lot of one on one replace x. Relying the athleticism are relying on athleticism. So that playing style is inundated with these young athletes from from a the high school to college into the professional careers and so lot of these nba. Guys there on tuesday right now general. Mba played up played within the au system in their usages playing isolation basketball hyphen role without a weak side movement. false actions false movements. They you see these other countries using and so it's easy in the fiba to to guard that to guard isolation and we see a lot of. That's why we see team struggling. Because of the office assistant using but not only that but greg pop Popovich trying to implement his senatorial spurs offense with these nba guys. That one has never been forced to play in that brandon bass alternative. Bob moon player movement is now along these guys just go one on one with initially was now assigned to change some things but but the these players are not used to that which is why they struggled with using pop system but also pop has not done a good job of making judgments Itself so the thing that might the coach k. Microscope was good at. He was good at implementing systems for the personnel. He had we saw alway- they didn't run much high pick and roll. They ran more really react Because they didn't have. They had slashers as posted shooting on away roster but when they played in twenty twelve they ran more of a more of a of four out sometimes a five out motion because had last shooters Penetrators sitting they ran a lot of emotion. Sort influence more high. Pick and roll more that. Just let's just five out. Motion was bombed in a lot of weak side action so they would put she's like mellowing katie over spotted shooters in Degree scores Put him on weak side and then just having rotate fill on the drive was wing cy williams weakside corner in. They're gonna open off that and so then we see in two thousand sixteen coach case still koshen olympic team. Now he More hyping enroll. Because he has a lot of playmakers on the scene. With kyrie. Irving and paul george jimmy butler in calorie drain on and with bigs that can extend he'd run this high pick and roll now now Action with klay thompson. So we saw coach k. Be able to make adjustments.

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Biles Returns to Competition With a Bronze Medal and a Smile

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 20 hrs ago

Biles Returns to Competition With a Bronze Medal and a Smile

"Nineteen year old a thing more led from start to finish winning goal Tuesday at the women's eight hundred meter final will claim the first American gold in the event since nineteen sixty eight in a time of one minute fifty five point two one seconds I was just focused on being conscious of what was going on around me you know if anything happened I was going to attack it and with whoever you know is making that move raven Rogers of the west took the bronze gold four demerit mensa stock of the USA in the women's sixty eight kilogram freestyle wrestling competition defeating her Nigerian opponent USA men's basketball Kevin Durant twenty nine point ninety five eighty one win over Spain it's now one of the semifinals against Australia Simone Biles picking up the bronze in the final of the women's balance beam Gabby Thomas of the US a bronze in the women's two hundred meter Jamaica's Elaine Thompson harav repeated as the gold medalist I'm John at three

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Fresh update on "durant " discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

01:08 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "durant " discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker

"Radio host. Coming up in about seven minutes. But first rob. And i are going gonna talk about kevin durant and he went off. I watched the game last night team. Usa against spain and they they look good early on. It was a battle. Spain actually was up early and at halftime it was tied and then hands at all or no. Did you not get that. I didn't think they were going to lose. But i think it was. I thought it was possible. Like it was a chance because you know. Spain is tough and ages team. Usa is beatable. we all know that. But what what they do. Rob is their defense. When they get aggressive and pressure defend. That's when these teams can't hang at least the few games they've done it Australia czech republic not australia. Spain in the czech republic you know they put the pressure on these guys and it gets them out of their offense. They get into their offense late and it's a whole different story and then you team. Usa starts hitting shots. And that's when this over. Kevin durant last night was terrific. Twenty nine points to lead team. Usa and draymond green. Obviously his former teammate. In golden state had high praise for k. D. raji tells us what he said. I thought he said that he did. They won without him. They didn't need him and that he was the b word. That was another tape. That was that was before it is of that game. Here's what he said. Quote kevin durant was great. He was who we need him to be. He showed why he's arguably the greatest player in the world. You'd air on that. Rob is either greatest player in the world. You right now. Yeah i think he is. I do think he can do What needs to be done one of those of guys and we saw it. I know they didn't beat the box but he had forty nine. He did as much as he could if he had any help with one other player they they championship this year. I think he's that player. And if people wanna pick jaanus. I you know john is the biggest thing to me was and what. I was impressed by. Johnny's overcame as bugaboo kris which was making seventeen out of nine thousand nine hundred dollars. He misses half of those free. They don't win like that was a big moment. he's my right. I mean but he's floors. Maybe we'll see if it carries over. You know what i mean like. That night was was exactly what he needed if if he was normal jaanus. They don't win that game. chris. I mean you know who knows how things i mean. He knows where huge. There's no doubt about it because it was a good game. It was a it was it was. It wasn't a blowout until later on that it become a ten point game at the end but that game was hanging in the balance and two sons were getting twos and threes and and and the bucks were getting ones in. Nonn's do you know what i mean. It could've sworn in the game. I would look durant is awesome. I would call durant the best score in the world. Be his combination of size back. Basically a seven footer. His shooting ability everywhere on the court and his handle. You know which is very good for certainly for guy his size that makes him the greatest score like he can get his shot anytime he wants..

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Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Earned More Respect During NBA Finals?

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:20 min | 2 weeks ago

Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Earned More Respect During NBA Finals?

"Of jaanus. We have a lot to talk about what it when it comes to the greek freak because he is just one win away from winning his first. Nba finals but the two time. Mvp still hasn't gotten total respect around the league from his peers. Just last year james harden. Instead of the honest. I wish i could just run and be seventeen. And just don't like that takes no skill at all. I had to actually learn how to play basketball and how to have skill. you know. i'll take that any day. Well chris paul just last week said of his finals opponent quote he comes down there. He dunks his dunks. You don't more than he shoots a layup. I don't know about this bullshit and has earned more respect during these finals for me. I don't respect him anymore. Any less than i did going into the final. Skip for me for a guy that everybody says that he can't do and he doesn't. I think the biggest thing is to make a long story short skip. He can't shoot the ball kevin durant. He's not flashy with handling the ball. Like daimler steph curry. He shoot the then. I saw back shoes. Like james harden. He's not as accomplished or if charismatic is lebron james football. A lot of guys can't can't can't can't he's a two time league. Mvp he's a defensive player of the year and he's on the cusp of winning title and being finals. Mvp that's a hell of a carpenter for a guy that got a lot of kids.

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Betting Summer Hoops

Behind the Bets

03:29 min | 3 weeks ago

Betting Summer Hoops

"Now to welcome in a somewhat regular guest here on the behind the podcast. A friend of mine. Brian win horse. Who is also in las vegas and we have yet to connect though brian how are you. I'm getting up at like five thirty on some of these days and teeing off by seven to try to finish before gets it gets ridiculous but i'm really enjoying it to be beat the heat. It is pretty ridiculous. I mean. I know it's hot in the summer but it's gotten out of hand a couple of times one seventeen the other day Tell you what. I bet you saw. Popovich getting up at five thirty losing some sleep perhaps because team. Usa not looking good right now and we know these sort of narrative with the international play is that they're more if more continuity usa is going to get everyone's best shot but this is this is really unexpected here. Oh and two out of the gates. There's another game coming up tonight. Eighteen and a half their lane to argentina. I liked them in the first half minus ten and a half but just in general is their level of concern here for a team. That's minus four hundred win the gold. Yeah by the way one of the things about tonight's game. I don't know how who's going to play for the us. They don't have a huge selection of wires only got nine of their Of their national team players because middleton holiday inn booker are in the final so they they've got some some other young guys there but it's considering it's back to back and not only. Is it back to back but yesterday's game was a five o'clock start and this today's game three o'clock local. I'm not sure what you're going to see from the us that game but argentina's in the same boat and Their in two so far so You know. I think there's two ways to look at this on one hand The teams that. They're playing her so much more talented than the teams that they were playing. Even five to seven years ago You know i. I mean i made a deal of this to you. Know they beat. Nigeria nine years ago when olympics by eighty three and five years ago by forty three but the team. They beat five years ago. Didn't have seven. Nba players on right and not only that but one of their best players Okafor jalil okafor didn't even play against the americans. He came back and played against the argentinians. On tuesday and fifteen points so they didn't even face a full scale nigeria teams. You can believe that it's not comparable but the other side of that is. The us team is loaded. You know two years ago. I went to china with team. Usa and they finished seventh in the world cup. And you know really was their worst finish in you know you know since two thousand four athens games which they still won bronze in but their worst finish over in the world cup and that team it. Just frankly wasn't very good. There was only one or two players in the whole roster would ever even been all stars and so while you can look at some things and see some cracks. That was not a representative team. I know that. Lebron and steph curry and anthony davis aren't playing but this is representative team. This team is loaded like a ten of the players. I think are were all stars in the last year and Almost everybody rotation was either all. Nba this year or should have been all nba. like durant. didn't naked 'cause injuries but trust me he's all nba player right so Having said that you see that much talent they should struggle and still win.

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

51:23 min | 3 weeks ago

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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Nigeria Wins Historic Upset Over Team U.S.A. In Olympic Exhibition

Terry Meiners

01:33 min | 3 weeks ago

Nigeria Wins Historic Upset Over Team U.S.A. In Olympic Exhibition

"Men's Olympic basketball is up to eat. Well, um, it didn't start off well over the weekend, they had their first exhibition game against Nigeria in they lost What? 92 87. Team USA goes down, So we got that going for us. Wait a minute. Isn't Kevin Durant on that team? The guy that carry the Brooklyn Nets on his back. Of course. Kevin Durant. Bradley Beal Bam out of bio. Draymond Green Game. Dollar is on their Jayson Tatum. They've got a pretty good lineup. So they lost to Nigeria. Wait a minute. There's some Nigerian players who are actually NBA players. Right there are and there are a few NBA players missing from that team that are still playing in the finals. No Djourou HOLIDAY. No Chris Middleton know Devin Booker. But the Nigerian squad does have three guys from the Miami Heat roster. Also one of the Sacramento Kings, a guy for the Minnesota Timberwolves and one of Donovan Mitchell's teammates with the Utah Jazz. Good for them. Congratulations, Nigeria. I think they taught a valuable lesson to our Guys on USA team that always thinks it's going to just steamroll everybody. I hope so. Because the last time the U. S, the U. S men's national team lost an exhibition game. They finished seventh in the feeble World Cup just a couple of years ago, so Hopefully they right the ship and we don't have one of those performances in the Olympics.

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Best Value Plays for the NBA Finals

Behind the Bets

02:56 min | Last month

Best Value Plays for the NBA Finals

"I want to touch on the nba no guest for the nba finals discussion. And we've done that throughout the postseason. Basically i wanna touch on a couple of things that stand out to meet the honest injury. Look we all wanna fire and make bets and hopefully win money on these big events right whether it's the super bowl the nba playoffs stanley cup. You name it but sometimes there's just not an edge and i just think it's too difficult right now to lay the series price of two dollars not knowing exactly what we're going to get with honest and when we're gonna get jaanus to return all signs point to his being out tonight for game one but willie return game two or game three. How effective willie b last round. We saw trae young return. And frankly i probably would have benched him in game six in the fourth quarter. At least he just wasn't that effective wasn't the usual stellar trae young. We were used to seeing this postseason or is it like joel embiid. After missing the second half of game four in the first round then missing game. Five sixers beat the wizards he. He came back from the injury and he was just managing pain more than anything. He was still dynamic. Not quite the same. Didn't have that dunk that. He said he could do it. One of the end of the one of the games. I believe it was game four against atlanta but nonetheless it just wasn't the same embiid but it was close to so if you can tell me exactly like how big of a percent how close to one hundred percent. We're going to be honest then. I can come up with a firm play in terms of the series price. Game one for me. No real opinion. It's already baked in the line. Honest isn't gonna play it. Let's say he's out officially might go from six to six and a half if he's miraculous you're gonna play maybe goes to three from the minus six just because it won't be one hundred percents so it's really tough game one favorites in the nba finals. The last fifteen sixteen years fifteen in one straight up fourteen to two. Ats now that's just a trend but sup denote given the sons at home court. I think they're going to win the series again. Don't wanna lay the two dollars. I think we're seeing a very loose milwaukee team that finally got over the hump reach the finals. They've been playing really tight. The last few postseasons especially this year. They were really tied against the nets but did get the w. thanks to kevin durant shoe size and game seven enabling the game to go to overtime and obviously outlasted atlanta thanks to couple injuries but both teams have benefited but nonetheless. They are here. No asterix whatsoever. At all. In my opinion. I just think if the only play i'm making a cpa three to win the mvp at plus one eighty to me. He's going to get all the difference from the voters if the sun's win at all thus booker or whoever else maybe eight and but book is really the main competitor. He has to put up astronomical numbers and for the sons doing. I just think c. P. three's going to have to have a stat line right. He's going to have to have double digit assist and a few games. Put up some points. I just don't think booker's capable of just having monster monster monster games in the four winds. So i think if it's remotely close. I think it's gonna go to chris paul because the leadership and all the other narratives so plus one eighty compared to minus. Two dollars is worth it to

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USA Basketball Announces 2021 Olympic Team Roster

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00:25 sec | Last month

USA Basketball Announces 2021 Olympic Team Roster

"Team. Usa officials meanwhile announced their men's basketball roster for tokyo and it's led by two time finals. Mvp kevin durant. The us led by head coach. Gregg popovich looking for its fourth consecutive gold. In olympic play the official roster has been released and again. We've got to rant on there. We've got devontae booker on there. We got chris. Middleton damian lillard jason tatum again looking for a fourth consecutive gold medal at these games

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In Latest Twitter Confrontation, Kevin Durant Claps Back at Scottie Pippen

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP Show

00:56 sec | Last month

In Latest Twitter Confrontation, Kevin Durant Claps Back at Scottie Pippen

"Interview got posted. And like 11. Minutes later, Cady had tweeted at Scottie Pippen twice. And he went there. He went right to Scott. He's two biggest weaknesses. Scotty's biggest weakness is not that he was robbing that he was the second best player on historically great teams. That's not a weakness. Scottie Pippen is a first ballot Hall of Fame top 50 all time player who have anything I think is under appreciated as an all time great His two weaknesses are the 1.8 seconds when he didn't go in the game when Phil draws up a play for KU coach. And then the fact that they should, and they showed this in last dance that he chose to get surgery at the start of a season rather than during the summer because he was aggravated about his contractual situation. His last year in Chicago, the 97 98 season. All of that was in last dance. And so Kevin Durant tweets about both of those

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Team USA Roster Set as Injured Harden Pulls Out

The Jump

00:28 sec | Last month

Team USA Roster Set as Injured Harden Pulls Out

"Move onto usa basketball the roster taking shape led by kevin durant. It will also include this team usa. Dave lillard draymond green. Brad be obama to bio jason tatum. James harden did withdraw because of his hamstring injury. He will not be able to make it. Richard is this a gold medal. Roster in your eyes yes because they have the shooting. The one time we didn't win the olympics participant to make sure that the next twenty years were successful.

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Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant 'More Gifted' Than Michael Jordan

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

01:22 min | Last month

Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant 'More Gifted' Than Michael Jordan

"Steve. Kerr says kevin durant is more getty. Take it away. Then michael jordan so kerr coaster for three seasons as we know golden state warriors the nba finals all three years. That katie played for them. They won two titles. He was the finals. Mvp in both championships and had amazing performances. Now they could've probably pulled off a three peat if if it wasn't for durant's that that obviously achilles pop it on him against the raptors final season. Now steve kerr also play. Played with michael jordan won two titles with mj with the bulls so his perspective on this obviously is something that is interesting because he played with jordan but coach durant and listen to what he said nbc bay area about kevin durant and his comparison to jordan is the most talented basketball player on earth If not of all time. Honestly he's just so gifted played with michael jordan. And and and i know i think he's more gifted i really do. I mean it saying something but kevin is a different entirely different breed. I mean six eleven With guard skills unlimited three point range passing blocking at the rim. It's just stunning and watching him. This year was really really ratifying to see

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Bucks Edge Nets in OT in Game 7, Withstand Durant's 48

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last month

Bucks Edge Nets in OT in Game 7, Withstand Durant's 48

"Khris Middleton made the tiebreaking shot with forty seconds left in overtime before the box completed the game seven win over the nets one fifteen one eleven Middleton finished with twenty three points and ten boards for the box who allowed just two points in O. T. to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years a couple plays where you know you think they're gonna win the game but we started with it you're down Georgia game we're down in the fourth quarter but you know we stay with it was their resilient gas intense cobalt provided forty points and thirteen rebounds in guiding Milwaukee to its second straight elimination game when Kevin Durant led the nets with a game high forty eight points but missed a pair of shots after Middleton put the box in front I'm Dave Ferrie

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Bucks Bounce Back to Beat Nets and Force Game 7

PTI

02:06 min | Last month

Bucks Bounce Back to Beat Nets and Force Game 7

"We begin today with the milwaukee bucks going wire to wire to defeat brooklyn by fifteen points last night. Kevin durant scored thirty two for brooklyn but it took him thirty shots to get it. Chris middleton and janta compo- were much better they combined for sixty eight points and twenty seven rebounds and they shot twenty-three for thirty six wilpon does milwaukee's performance lead you to believe they can go to brooklyn and win game seven they can. Yes tony and you outlined all the important numbers all of them. And then there's one that's even more important it's zero number of three pointers jacked up by answers compo- none he didn't do it. He kept his big strong quick fast. Talented self in the space where he should be. Don't eat what you. I've been screaming for even the previous series. He kept himself near the basket and did his work there and stop jacking up those shots now. We know they can do it will they. I mean that's the first smart gamed. The bucks have played in. This series should have won the series already. If they had taken the same tact particularly with onto the kupu. But i do. I have faith that they will go with that same recipe. I don't know that. I have that faith. What about you. okay. So yes i agree with you that they can win right and one of the ways they could win as if pj tucker was able to do to kevin durant again in game seven what he did in game six. Because tucker was plus thirty and durant was minus seven but mike game six was not critical for brooklyn. They had a game to play with because the critical game for them was game five and they want it so for every home team has won. You have to tell me why that's going to change now. I look back on game five. And i see kevin durant scoring forty nine points. He's a great great player. I somehow have faith that if it's up to him to win game seven at home. He's going to win it.

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Bucks Bounce Back to Defeat Nets 104-89 and Force Game 7

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last month

Bucks Bounce Back to Defeat Nets 104-89 and Force Game 7

"The season was on the line for the box and they came through and forced a game seven by beating that's one oh four eighty nine it was a wire to wire win for the box fending off several runs bay throughout the second half they were led by Khris Middleton's playoff career high thirty eight points Middleton says the box never felt any anxiety don't think about any type of pressure at all I mean it's a basketball game simple as that I mean I know it's loser because home at St John's basketball Middleton kept hitting shots of the second half keeping the nets at bay Middleton was eleven of sixteen from the field young the son of the couple had thirty points Kevin Durant had thirty two for the nets game seven is Saturday night in Brooklyn Chuck Freeman Milwaukee

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Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving Out, James Harden Available for Game 6

ESPN Radio

00:28 sec | Last month

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving Out, James Harden Available for Game 6

"Nets and Bucks are back on the court on Thursday, Game six. Coming up in Milwaukee, Brooklyn, rallied on the back of Kevin Durant to win Game five. Take a 32 series lead there, they can close it out. In Game six, but they will be shorthanded again. James Harden was not at 100%, but he did return played in Game five. He's available for Game six. Kyrie Irving, meanwhile, still out with his sprained ankle, which he suffered in Game four, not even making the trip to Milwaukee. The Nets are preparing for the possibility that Irving may not return this series.

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Kevin Durant Reminded the World That He's Capable of Winning

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01:56 min | Last month

Kevin Durant Reminded the World That He's Capable of Winning

"Then is this competition over before it's even begun anyone make sense of what they said in chicago. We'll find out as we get up with you. Starting right now delighted. You're here on. Wednesday greenie grouchy on when our studios in the seaport of football conversation. Coming your way in colluding jam saturday ready to go today. Mike tannenbaum ready to go today. Louis riddick and dan orlovsky will join us. But there's only one place to begin on this morning. Spectacular night from kevin durant and the brooklyn nets game five against milwaukee. The story early chains guarding it out making the return from a hamstring. He would play most of the night he would struggle particularly first half gophers six from the poor with two turnovers presence. Team to lift is deep. He was out there doing good but the nets would struggled mightily in the first half down. Sixteen into the third week and kevin durant would say this is about to become line night here. We got durant in the lane. Plays it up in good news just getting started ensuing possession durant in transition. This was his running mate last night. Jeff green seven eight from three twenty seven points nets creeping back into it. They're down nine final minute of the third durant. Good the six point game into the fourth quarter under nine to play now with into the rain using the screen. My goodness that's their first lead since it was two nothing just over five minutes now. What a game nets lead by one the rain mid range over middleton yes. That's why three a buck twenty to go down by two janas goes to the line again down by two crowd smelling blood. I one no road. He'd make a second to one point game under a minute ago. Still one point track clock winding down. Here's the biggest moment of the night. They've got him trapped two seconds on the clock one second of knocked down. Kevin durant could not be stopped. That's up by four thirty seconds ago. Mets

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Kevin Durant Etches Name Among NBA's Greatest Showings

CBS Sports Radio

00:51 sec | Last month

Kevin Durant Etches Name Among NBA's Greatest Showings

"Will be remembered as one of the greatest an NBA postseason history. At a minimum. It saved the Nets from staring at elimination on Thursday night as Durant scored, 49 had 17 rebounds and 10 assists and he played every minute of the game. The Nets rallied. From 17 down, they beat the bucks. 1 14 want to wait. They take a three games to two series lead. Durant, the first player in NBA history with 45 or more points, 15 or more rebounds. 10 a more assists in a single playoff game. James Harden made a surprise return to the starting lineup, struggled with his shot. But despite the hampering injury gave the Nets 46 minutes, has six rebounds, eight assists. Now, the next try to close it out. Thursday night, Game six in Milwaukee Stanley Cup playoff the Lightning with the bounce back victory over the Islanders, Tampa

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Durant's Sensational Performance Sends Nets to 3-2 Lead

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

Durant's Sensational Performance Sends Nets to 3-2 Lead

"James harden was back in the next line up but it was Kevin Durant's triple double that led them to a one fourteen one await went over the box Duran carried the nets on his back delivering forty nine points seventeen rebounds and ten assists Jeff green also had a big night off the bench scoring twenty seven is Brooklyn took a three games to two lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals harden played all but two minutes providing five points eight rebounds and six assists in his first game since coming out of the series opener in the first minute yeah this intent to Kubo had thirty four points and twelve boards for the box to lead by sixteen at halftime before allowing seventy one points over the last two quarters I'm Dave Ferrie

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Bucks Tie Series With 107-96 Game 4 Win as Nets Lose Irving

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | Last month

Bucks Tie Series With 107-96 Game 4 Win as Nets Lose Irving

"The box and even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece with the one oh seven ninety six win over the nets yeah that's intended to both finished with thirty four points and Khris Middleton had nineteen for the box who scored just eighty six in each of their last two games the net scored thirteen straight points to take a thirty four twenty three lead but Milwaukee responded with a nineteen Forsberg Brooklyn finished the game without Kylie Irving because of a sprained right ankle suffered in the second quarter the injury left and that's without their starting guards Kevin Durant had twenty eight points and thirteen rebounds for the nets who host game five on Tuesday I'm Dave very

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"durant " Discussed on The Corp

The Corp

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"durant " Discussed on The Corp

"Career. Best Rebounder Is a tie between Dennis Rodman and Andre Drummond best defender, Tony Allen, and the best clutch money player. cogos scared shitless Kobe late in games. why did you? Why can't we do slim reaper is the nickname why did you not let it wasn't Tom is Tom now it is. faulk. Yes. The best nickname of all time it wasn't tom back. Then it really is like I think about it more than I should probably once a month Mike Damn I wish Kevin Durant was slim reaper this some simmering underneath with the yeah because that's I mean it's like especially you know late game and be finals here comes to slim reporter snatcher soul is Tom now back then I. Too good of a nickname for me to just take that as that's actually fair. I never thought of it that way like when you're twenty one would probably be tough to be the slim repeal like a rather wait till to. Cook, did you like the ranch? No. Okay. You that one's Kinda Corny. Yeah. Can you went to the White House in kind of two fifteen point sixteen year and I understand there was a private meeting between you and President Obama. A. anything you can share or is there something about Obama the that inspires you that motivates you role model anything we talked about some stuff that how can help in my community you know being from that area So we talked about different things, different programs that that can help with. Well, side is a huge basketball fan. So at that point, I was just going into free agency and everybody in the world wanted to know if I was leaving the thunder. So that was the first thing he asked. Gone. You can't. You can't go there with those those those shooters over whatever too much. I was like in my mind I was like that's why I'm going. Yeah but now he's a he's a huge fan of the game and you could tell that he loves watching. Did you. If, you played with him would you let him score? No I'll play woman before you did and how was his game? It was cool. You know you don't really want. I was twenty one at the time. So I was really nervous to really get into it and I was it was a it was a more and after a long light. So's you don't WanNA fight by had secret service. Snipers. Right. But The play play who's was don't like I've Seen Obama play and he clearly knows how to play but there's definitely an element where he's had he's probably put up some numbers that may be are slightly inflated definitely because I mean how hard defensive of right on the president right I don't think yeah, I. Don't think your hand checking the president also can't you're at a point in your career? Will you've pretty much done at all and? You've reached a an economic level that as a kid, you never dreamt up as it all of us really either were lucky to be doing this. My my question to you is at this point in your life if you were to cure curate dinner for five, who will be the other four that you can bring to your dinner Obama..

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"durant " Discussed on The Corp

The Corp

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"durant " Discussed on The Corp

"Back to Kevin Durant Kevin I have some friends that went to ut and lived on Austin and I cannot tell you how much obviously you know how much you love their first of all why ut and why do people love us like you played there yesterday. You mean, coast coach bars at the time he was head coach for pile on say at least ten years I might be more often at, but he had built a culture that I that I really was drawn to. You know having from TJ Ford to Lamarcus PJ Tucker to so many guys miss. But he had built a nice culture of like were development. You know we know you're a great player, but it really doesn't matter. You have to get better as a player like he didn't cater to me. He didn't. He really was the hardest on me and and I took to that because that's how I was raised playing the game you know so. Obviously I wanted to. Austin is when I went down there for visit is I know is no point in me going anywhere else But also wanted to be so far from where I grew up. That I just wanted to be by myself in an environment with different people you know. So it was a four hour flight from home like people couldn't drive and pull up to the Games just I really felt isolated out there was the best part is you enjoy? Plan for the team in that excitement at that point because we were a young group in. I was a freshman I was doing things never been done before and just the excitement around campus. We just WanNa National Championship in football here before so is like so much going on on campus baseball team was solid. So it was his boom it was bowman in for Sports Austin was boomers. Stop. Yeah it was taken off. I was seeing new buildings go up. You know every other month I was seeing more people saying they're moving down Austin in visiting. So I go back now it feels like you know you're in San Francisco almost so. It's great to to see how far is coming into a attached at Texas for the rest of my life is is is pretty sweet to do you think it's the right move that they're getting rid of the one and done probably at least in the in the near future Moseley you know I think is. Is is corrupt in a college game. You know when you forcing these guys who know that she'd been NBA go to college you know is not. Is Not really doing much for these programs have them there for just a year and ship them out you know. So it's not really making a college game. Great but you know these guys got. To make the choice to to go pro when a one if you could if you had the choice when you were deciding, I mean, obviously, you didn't have the choice but if you did have the choice to go into the NBA directly from high school, would you done it? Yeah I pretty much had no choice. He's coming from nothing basically. Yeah. You see that in front of you, you gotTa take him as my Gina. Plan to. League. So for shore. Yeah. Yeah. That's interesting. So Kevin, yeah I, know that you're. You have a great relationship with Adam silver. Who's done a phenomenal job on one of the Great Commissioners You what the NBA's done is incredible. They really connected with the next generation You have over one hundred employees team members on the floor. In China you have over five billion dollars business in China. You know obviously I love baseball and I love your champion on the court, your champion with philanthropy. Now you're being becoming a champion at thirty five ventures. My question is if you were to be commissioner of Major League Baseball for just twenty four hours. What can of things would you advise us to move the game forward and make a younger must have? Mean you guys see I. Don't know much about the system obviously as much as the NBA, but as a young player. I mean. We got teams full alike, eighteen or twenty, two year olds and your face. A franchise now is probably twenty three Saudi. League is getting younger in general because guys are coming in at that age in you know usually bad teams again picks out the picks out the picks for the young guys. So it pushes the older guys out the veteran guys out and I. think that's making our league a little bit more fun more energetic and more. Kid Friendly. And Baseball is I don't I don't feel like it. It's that many still that many teams that that has their young energy I guess that tradition hardeep deep sport is. How many levels you have to get to get through just to make it to the big leagues You know is this there eliminate a lot of those minor league teams? initiatives for Commissioner Rob Manfred is he's making it a little bit leaner and probably faster to get to the major leagues. Yeah I mean I. Think you know. Definitely grows the been it keeps it fresh when you've got young fresh talent in there at all times always circulating through. So you know never know who's going to be the next superstar you WANNA see to same guys over and over again as a fan just walk right so you know just making our league younger is definitely you know made it more you know more carefully and more people watch it because they. Love to see 'cause now you're gonNA see these guys from eighteen to thirty six. Oh, you say now four life of these guys now and not just one or two players but like a whole leaf for the guy is being Agata grew up in. DC. Did you have a little cocktail for the nationals winning championship in ninety five years? I was yeah for sure it was crazy that we didn't win a home game. But it was amazing to see to the reaction to a man it was A. It was a long time coming, but the have the mystics and caps. See Champions, champions behind you that shirt we can was the risk is come aboard. We'll have the city a chance I don't know I, mean I might take maybe she might have to buy the redskins before you buy an NBA team are we got think we might as well just go ahead change our color scheme to the navy and the railway. Yes. What's your favorite sport to watch besides basketball football? Yeah. I feel like I get a new sport every other year I was really watching baseball bought the package a couple of years ago trying to a movie packages. So many numbers ahead to now I had to work. So many stats figure out yes, and it was It was definitely time consuming. What about soccer have you done that yet? Yeah. Okay. Yeah. What's your motor basketball? Yeah it actually is like when you watch. It in the movement and guys making plays that are you know like they'll be a buildup to a big play that similar to know moving the ball and basketball is a lot of grace that has to be involved when you plan. Yeah. Kind of flows like water out there. So Dan, I'm GONNA give him a few questions. I'm interested in knowing who has game and I want you to kind of do a little rapid fire. best shooter natural shooter you've ever played against you could include yourself as natural shooter. Played with Joe Harris yet. I mean Steph is the best natural shoot like here at the point now that you can't even include him shooting conversations because he's one and we're gonNA talk about the rest. But natural I will say like. Steve Novak. Was a great natural shooter like that's all he probably did as a kid was shoot about law handler best handle..

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"durant " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:12 min | 2 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"You know you will see kevin durant leaving the arena by himself copying or read the bile lonsdale really not speaking to anyone to a point where award is official <hes> went to him on a few occasions yeah or text uh-huh saying that <hes> you know we we need you. You know you know come with a cheerful disposition. <hes> <hes> you need to know is so his standpoint. You know he's looking at that like look man. You know i'm playing. I'm balling you know one of the first they get the practice more the you know last. We talked about this position like this is. This is why we're not you know play ended up too far. You know so it is a lot of things on all then you could you could tell l. everybody who the right was on the wall early on <hes> that you know this. Is that that that was going to be his last. War is not definitely do think that's raymonde. Mockery of situation can't be finally christine's yahoo sports senior n._b._a. Insider as we read the article as a staff this morning and i've said i just i don't think michael jordan would have left the warriors dynasty. I don't think kobe would have magic bird. Lebron wouldn't leave it. He left miami when they lost a finals and they looked old. Kevin durant are takeaway on kevin durant is he's a he's different. I mean i t t for for a star player on dynasty to leave to go to an inferior. What we think is roster coach stars. It's different when you're in when you're interviewing kevin. Does he feel different different than interviewing the other stars. You sit down with yeah. He does he does he's. He's a low maintenance guy. You know kevin's like all he wants to do. All you must do is play basketball and he wants to play basketball in drama free environment. That's that that's him. He hates like stories stories about you know especially in a regular season. You know you can't stand stories about you know talk. What's what's going to go on. You know in july well. We're at the subaru. Jane would change that. He's a pure basketball player like he's not the bra you know has take a whole bunch of different things katie hooper and <hes> you know it. That's why do i do that. You know with all the stuff that was us more and all. You just knew like this was it. He's not coming back. It has a lot of wars are so such a desperate state <hes> <hes> last season to try to appease him but you know a lot of damage already done yeah kris haines yahoo sports good stuff chris congrats on the article michael fascinating look at kevin durant decision. Thank you thank conflict for the record. The knicks were never ever ever even a tiny bit. Get in the equation. According to the article i have said for years fine me the great free agent in his prime who truly considers the next lebron never did never did <hes> i mean to do. They got amari stottlemyre with bad knees..

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"For some inexplicable reason he was left wide open when it really really counted so you hit a pivotal three his only three for the game draymond green was scaring the living daylights out of the rest of us 'cause he got a tech earlier and we will wondering whether or not he was going to get another one get thrown out of the game and be within one game against suspended for game they have opposition in the nba to give the cleveland cavaliers the same stimulus package they gave them a couple of years ago when it's a spended dre grief of that game five with led to cleveland coming back from three one deficit katherine the first championship in the city of cleveland and more than a half century we get all of that but i got a marvel at the fact that kevin durant then leave it up to any of that every now and then ladies gentlemen you see a performance you saw from the broncos game one you saw from kevin durant gain three it's the kind of performance that reminds you that you are just not in a certain class as these other guys there's just something special about them and see last night was one of those nights and see validates what i say about stars all the time i can't stand when you got cats that want to act like everything is about the team it we're all the same no you are not the same you are not the same there's a reason why kevin durant.

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"It's not an insult to them it didn't matter who it was they could not gourd kevin durant you talking all of this noise about steph curry when an mvp the nba finals for the first time in his career i got news for you game four if steph curry doesn't show up or kevin durant shows up the way that he did in game three kevin durant will catch it and vp on us for the second consecutive year i don't see this series going back to the oracle i don't view myself as somebody who who deem it necessary to have to flop san francisco i don't see it happening it's a wrap i know they won game four last year but that's when kyri dropped forty who's gonna help lebron do that this go round who's the person they just don't have the personnel which i hold lebron james partly responsible for he didn't do it intentionally i'm not accusing him of being a bad guy i'm just simply saying if you know what you're going to be left with if you don't have kyri maybe you should do more than you did to pacify kyri so upset y'all thought it wanting no matter obviously feel differently now it eight say espn it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six let me via laugh and transition to another item that's even more unfortunate then the predicament that the cleveland cavaliers now find itself in down three oh in his best seven nba final series on the brink of getting swept and sweeping lebron out of cleveland which is what a couple of players on their roster personally told me they intended to do.

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"For some inexplicable reason he was left wide open when it really really counted so you hit a pivotal three his only three for the game draymond green was scaring the living daylights out of the rest of us 'cause he got a tech earlier and we will wondering whether or not he was going to get another one get thrown out of the game and be within one game against suspended for game they have opposition in the nba to give the cleveland cavaliers the same stimulus package they gave them a couple of years ago when it's a spended dre grief of that game five with led to cleveland coming back from three one deficit katherine the first championship in the city of cleveland and more than a half century we get all of that but i got a marvel at the fact that kevin durant then leave it up to any of that every now and then ladies gentlemen you see a performance you saw from the broncos game one you saw from kevin durant gain three it's the kind of performance that reminds you that you are just not in a certain class as these other guys there's just something special about them and see last night was one of those nights and see validates what i say about stars all the time i can't stand when you got cats that want to act like everything is about the team it we're all the same no you are not the same you are not the same there's a reason why kevin durant.

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"And all because this man that wanna know parts of lebron james in game one that resembled anything but the superstar that he is in game one flat out showdown in game three last night lays gentlemen kevin durant was spectacular absolutely positively spectacular there is no way around it there is no debate about it kevin durant reminded us all that he's a top three probably a top two player in the game today something special to behold because that is what we witnessed last night and there is simply no way around that kevin durant showed up last night sorta steph curry didn't have it sorted klay thompson inhabit so that draymond green wasn't gonna have it and said why are we playing around y'all why are we playing around why we act like this suspense here why are we acting like this issue here could you please just give you the damn all let's get this over with hell's wrong with y'all and what did he do just a flat out flat out show you slice it any way you want to but i can tell you right now right here and now that was once big tacklers show that kevin durant put on i thought it was the equivalent of what lebron james did i personally thought it was the equivalent of what lebron james did in game one kevin durant fifteen to twenty three from the field that's sixty five percent y'all hit all seven of his free throws hit six and nine three pointers that sixty six percent y'all.

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"durant " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Tunnel vision kevin durant in silicon valley coming up as best game as a pro without all the ridiculous pressure he's still getting all the awards and recognition the biggest winner in this whole finals is kevin durant biggest loser cavs owner dan gilbert you butcher lebron for the second time you're gonna look really really small this time next year which is even more painful when you're five six to start with let's be honest you tell everybody that lebron is needy yet dano gotta deal with some of that when you have the best player in the world jerry west has had a lot of needy players so as pat riley they make you relevant and now you're saddled with easily the worst roster of bad contracts in the league jr smith tristan thompson georgia jordan clarkson in all instances making at least double what they're worth with no team a winner is steph curry yeah he's about to win his third title and become an all time legend i know what you're saying off last night but do you know why steph curry one last night because kevin durant was great and steph curry is smart enough to understand the big picture in this world we live in now be willing to score a few less points to recruit other star players so when you're off you still win gangs that's what the westbrooks of the world can't figure out carmelo anthony derrick rose so when you don't have a perfect series or you are hobbled or you are fatigue you can lean on kevin durant and win another ring.

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"durant " Discussed on Get Up!

Get Up!

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on Get Up!

"I don't think anybody in the world can can hit those but him he was incredible has asked me this last year what was just between awards the previous year initi and we're not with my answer kevin durant with my answer you is one of the best players that ever played against that is league as ever seen his ability to handle the ball shoot the ball you know make plays a his length his size his speed so there is and era is jalen whether it's all morning long from cleveland so jalen and your mind as of right now because here's where the conversation turned has durant supplanted steph curry as your favorite to win the mvp of these finals grignon biggest to be determining game for the one thing that i have intrigued for going into the match up besides the fact if the goes they were going to sweep unlike last year is who's gonna win finals mvp i think it's neck to neck between steph curry and kevin durant if either one of those guys come on have a major game and find a way to sweep the cleveland cavaliers on their home floor then they're going to take hold finals curry was terrific in the first two games but here's a great big about kevin durant people feel like he played bad in game once you had twenty six people feel like you've played pouring game too he has twenty six and then gained three here rupp's forty three double figure rebounds had a couple of this and that three me from the left top of the floor for like thirty five that was just a dagger in the heart of the city of cleveland and i'm here right now and i promise you.

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"durant " Discussed on Open Floor

Open Floor

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on Open Floor

"Okay fair enough the reason he's wearing that text least every press conference is because he can't actually sell shoes so he he has to make that nike salaries somehow but i do hope that kevin durant finds the validation that he is seeking well hey we're hearing here's behalf okay i look i have pro kevin durant in a vacuum you were hold on you just got me so imagine trying to tailor suit for kevin durant how hard is that i mean you gotta take like two pant legs maybe stitch the pant legs to the end of the shirtsleeves to kind of cover his arms i mean that's a we're weird body type anyway i digress well look it's time to move on we it was a nice i think you and i argue about that i'm not i'm not done yet because in the middle there for you apologize to your hotel room neighbors you tried to claim that you're bigger kevin durant fan than i am explain yourself how can you hundred percent him okay look i was when i was maybe twenty two and kevin durant was nineteen i was trekking across the city in dc during the summers to watch him play pickup basketball at berry farms like i've been there since day one at texas i was excited about him before he went to texas i've watched him in the summers in dc like n he was whenever anyone asked me for the last fifteen years he was my favorite player or i guess he's only been leaked ten but like he's he's my my goto answer for that and this it's it's been a bummer watching his story become so complicated over the last couple of years i think he's done a lot of this to himself and it is part of the conversation when you when you talk about appreciating great players and particularly how great players are going to be remembered okay like dwight howard had mazing numbers for half his career more than half career and he's not going to be remembered by the by those.

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"durant " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Okay okay i want to take us back couple years wasn't this the headline in oklahoma city about kevin durant mr unreliable the oklahoma media isn't exactly known as a crazed bunch of angry lunatics they're kind of there to support the teams this is what they call durant before he came to the warriors k d outraged by it the paper had to apologize so this was the brand by the people rooting for kevin durant he'd become unreliable let me throw a stat up to you that's pretty remarkable golden state is now twenty and oh when steph curry plays and kevin durant doesn't twenty in oh in the last twenty games durant's played without curry they're barely above five hundred last night they were beat by forty durant played klay thompson played draymond green played the bench was healthy steve kerr coached and they got beat by forty last year he won the finals mvp at a much better team he ever thirty five eight and five lebron the same finals played more minutes shut a better percentage was thirty four twelve and ten with lesser teammates durant when the mvp and i was told durant has surpassed lebron is a player they go into these play offs mess in the last three years they've gone into these play offs red hot hello you who why isn't durant getting crushed for this why aren't where's the hyperventilating with kevin durant lebron a bad january the media was doing backflips to trounce him.

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Laser gentlemen people work hard to make their money and the prices of tickets to games have gone up not down and when you got stars that helped market and sell a sports brand you gotta be a bit more reluctant about getting rid of those dudes lebron james was elected from game steph curry was a jacket from game russell westbrook was from game kevin durant has been about five tonnes got fourteen technicals this year now i understand that these guys got a real in you can't just say and do whatever you wanna do i got the i got it i just don't want to hear about some hard and fast rule that's applicable everybody is one of the things that i love most about jimmy johnson what he was the coach of the dallas cowboys he said i'm consisted in my consistencies i am not going to treat everybody to say those who produce and our high end quality producers get treated differently and more favorably than those who don't there's a level of tolerance that's elevated footballer's then exists for scrubs who doesn't understand that who does it get that everybody understands that i'm allergic to scrub i can't stand him and that's somewhat hypocritical coming from me 'cause i was one but that was the point is story for another day the point is allergic to them scrubs i guess there's a place everybody can't be a stall but do i think scrubs should be treated equal to start.

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Folks don't pay to come see the officials they pray to see the players and officials you know what you signed up for you gotta have tickets kid and if you've got to turn around and cut the playhouse so be it so long as they say in the game and they're still playing i had a big problem with that like what did he do what did he do you clearly missed a call he should've gone the foul but then i got some information literally while i was on air and it said that kevin durant called them the b word added asked to it and then according to what you wanna believe drop the end word be asked and word to be exact is it still fcc airwaves i'm not going to get to the point that i'm trying to make when he said that particularly to an african american official like trae medics it's understandable why you could get the hook my vitriol my my my my my my vehemence against the objection dissipated drastically when i heard that now you listen to someone to take does it sound like kevin durant used the n word at all instead he use an effort that's bad to y'all i can't defend that i really really can't kevin durant was clearly fouled on a play kevin durant should have been called he should have got the foul called in his favor he should have been going to the free throw line all of that is true.

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"durant " Discussed on The Hoop Collective

The Hoop Collective

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Hoop Collective

"Hey what's up everybody i'm khartoum jackie's neil mammogram opens here and we are the host of a new show called culture kings on how stuff works we cover a whole range of topics on the show but one of the things that we talk about the most is sports because we love them junkies wasn't sports sports a half the curves are the best team of all time this ridiculous egger kevin durant as the greatest player of all time nonsense my favorite basma players lebron james he's the king of the world and we'll get into that all culture kings download or wherever you get your podcasts apapa gas or anywhere just listen to it hey this is the enron to run a and see his graciously seeded their time slot this week two percent of full linked version of christine's is interview with kevin durant michael beasley to aired impart on sports on you can also see the hourlong video on our espn you to pitch and now here's christine's is dinner with keady in bs king really yup role of a wall is this word though yeah peres wrestle where where the first time you guys message was at at saint would soon those is always okay go ahead go ahead those gogo air principles context every day so are artists will decrease the police is that europe will see at that time i'm like man what kind of deal you've got i i also concert so this.

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"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"How can you know how to manage accountable that have direct impact on a low of of over three hundred fifty million americans lubrani james and kevin durant came out in abu horde donald trump's policies chapter and verse laura ingraham would have it opera appoint they did not do that what they did was say woe do you see what happened in charlottesville do you see what happened in florida do you see this man hesitancy and reluctance two knocked down and completely a british obliterating castigate racism and white supremacy and all of these other thinks they don't have a boy they don't have a point but these are the same people if the black athlete came out in support of black lives matter you got a problem which one is it we saw is gonna take you either want people to speak up or you want him to be silent and all i'm saying is we live in a world where an athlete whose catching touchdown passes or dribbling a basketball is held accountable more so then a president of the united states on moral positions the problem is it that lebron james and kevin durant have a problem with that the problems of the tens of millions of people who don't it it say espn let's inundate seven to not be seven some six your phone calls and more next you will listener stephen a smith so straight called wallace nationwide coverage in america's largest most dependable four g lte networks you listening laughed at the stephen a smith show is merely just what you are in the middle of a stephen a swift show podcast.

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"durant " Discussed on First Take

First Take

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on First Take

"James against what it does a gap yet and that's what i'm saying it's possible it is possible i doubt it but it is possible that kevin durant we'll put on a show again steps stephen second world allegation right back to you stephen a you're not being vigilant because the reason you lost your mind would k d did this was because we knew what the result would be if you take a players greatest katie put him on the warriors they're gonna kill everyone so you're not being vigilant and regarding which also apply it now we're talking about an excuse to be pleased i could give you lessons connected could you do too damn thing every day don't accused me of the that's your expertise here's the reality kevin durant showed up in average thirty five in one nba finals mvp butler broad put forth the triple double all opd trying to say is what lebron james resorts to step padded because they are in no class comes ahead go stan i can't see it happening what if it happen you'd have to give it is already know i would say this match you can steven i have not being vigilant iq you not being consistent his pointing out your cliff argument should appeal to your president of the aarp haters club thank you karim colby jordan all failed up at about thirty four start declined thirty four you can give away your own personal finals mvps but the fact that matters kevin durant is the finals mvp and what you i'll give you this comparison correct its peyton to tom brady very people today can argue payton over tom brady lebron is the payton in this analogy when it's all said and done k d will have the finals you'll have the chairman of the mvp's you may not like how he got a you may not like a team the joint i didn't like any did that was the.

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"durant " Discussed on First Take

First Take

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"durant " Discussed on First Take

"Kevin durant joined a team that lebrun had beaten though they were seventy three win team the winningest team in the history of the regular season look raj aims beat him in seven games by the skin of his teeth kevin durant joined day 73 when team at that point there's no beating the pedco why letter joined that team same thing would have happened there was no pete in the warriors it's just too much at a certain point but kevin durant as great as he was was clearly at vest the secondbest player on the floor last year so even if he does that again he has joined this is why stephen a smith was losing his mind when kd joined the team because we know if me the nba noncompetitive in terms of who is going to win the championship that does not make him the best player it does not mean if he wins another finals mvp which you didn't deserve the first one that he has passed lebrun until lebrun declines this is lebron james era it's a very ignorant position to take as far as i'm concerned by you max and use the reason why we have a right to witness weather every these that we're going to witness to me if kevin durant is an nba finals mvp and love broad all of a sudden falls off a clip the way you have a role is lee stated tom brady would do leaning five weeks by the way there's a whatever will see this weekend here's the bottom line point as we are jews zip it here's the deal you have a right to look at la braun james and kevin durant and the sea where kevin durant goals to see of discord is going to officially ignite the kevin durant arad make it official i don't believe is going to happen but it is quite possible that love broad jays my show up in the finals and then resort to two two stat padding because they're getting ramrod and there's just no way for him to go that when it really really count this literally nothing that he can do i don't or leave is going to beat bad but what if that happened if that happened then you have to give it up to kevin durant kid to set up there he's the broad.

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