27 Burst results for "Erik Spoelstra"

Bam Adebayo's late dunk lifts Heat over Hawks, 113-109

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 4 months ago

Bam Adebayo's late dunk lifts Heat over Hawks, 113-109

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Nets add to Miami's misery, rolling past Heat 110-95

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 5 months ago

Nets add to Miami's misery, rolling past Heat 110-95

"Kevin Durant scored twenty three points in the nets led by as many as thirty seven and a one ten ninety two thrashing of the heat they usually but it's a lot of teams I hereby just out being more physical and you know transitioning running on about three years but I think they were you know had to take the ball out the basket a lot Seth curry added seventeen points and Andre Drummond had thirteen with eleven rebounds for Brooklyn the heat were without coach Erik Spoelstra who missed the game because of a family issue bam Adebayo led Miami with just fourteen points one more than Tyler hero and Max truce the heat have dropped a season high four straight games and lead the Eastern Conference by a half game over the box I'm the ferry

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Udonis Haslem Signs for 19th Season With Miami Heat

WGR 550 Sports Radio

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Udonis Haslem Signs for 19th Season With Miami Heat

"There, but he is Still there. Madonna's Haslem, now officially back with the Miami Heat. Signed another contract with the heat so he will return for 1/19 season in Miami, a one year deal worth about 2.8 million. It's the 10th contract he has signed with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra considers him essential for a number of reasons, including the example he sets in practice. Which is where hassle gets most of his action. He's appeared in just five games in the past two seasons. Just one This past season, But the 41 year old would become just the fifth player to spend an entire career of at least 19 years with one franchise. Dirk Nowitzki spent all 21 in Dallas, Kobe Bryant spent 20 with the Lakers. Tim Duncan 19 seasons with the Spurs and John Stockton, 19 with the Utah Jazz SportsCenter all night,

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Jimmy Butler has triple-double, leads Heat past Rockets

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Jimmy Butler has triple-double, leads Heat past Rockets

"Powered by a twenty eight to ten third quarter the Miami Heat won for the fourth straight game beating the Houston Rockets won a one ninety four Houston led by six at halftime but the he connected on seven threes in the third quarter and held the rockets to twenty one percent shooting giving them a lead they wouldn't give up he had coach Erik Spoelstra thought his team's defense was key to the turnaround first up in our shots were going again it always felt and appeared to that was affecting our commitment on the defensive end of the third quarter we just much more committed regardless of the result on the offensive end Jimmy Butler led all scorers with twenty seven points and finished with a triple double John wall and Eric Gordon led the rockets with seventeen points Adam splaine Houston

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Erik Spoelstra earlier today, J B with Miami one as Horton Tucker is the first is now eight and Oh, coaching on Christmas Day. He said he didn't know that he No, I'm not gonna question him here on national radio. That's It's a good staff to know he's had some pretty good clubs in Miami to the NBA Finals last year is Horton Tucker. It's the second 1 31 11 35 1 11. All Lakers here with 90 seconds to go a wrapping up our Christmas night doubleheader as Bronson Mrs Short on the floater rebounded by Alfonso McKinney. Being Quinn Cook. We're both on the Golden State Warriors. Just a couple of years ago broke on the floor now for the Lakers, Harold will find Cook on the right cook will launch from 20 a miss. Tested rebounds out of bounds last touched by McKinney to Dallas. Mark Cuban making Ah Trip to Phoenix and Los Angeles, sitting out on the Phoenix sideline, rather on the Dallas sideline, Tyrrell Terry Is in the game for the sons, a rookie Send it out. The Bronson triggers a three no good. Rebounded by the Lakers with 50 seconds to go was Marc ST Garbage time here at Staples Center. Gestated Gar Bosch McKinney for three. Banked it in metal. Count this as Jason Tatum 18 Threes is that 18 18 threes for the Lakers? No, You were right, 19, and there are lights and 56% from the field. As the layup goes down for West one do One time Kansas State Wildcats. Deep on that Dallas bench. Final.

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Spoelstra stays perfect on Christmas, Heat beat Pels 111-98

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Spoelstra stays perfect on Christmas, Heat beat Pels 111-98

"Duncan Robinson nailed seven three pointers and scored twenty three points as the heat with the pelicans one eleven ninety eight Robinson tied the most praise ever on Christmas day and helped head coach Erik Spoelstra improved even though on the holiday to shows you that we've had some really good teams here and you know teams that have earned the opportunity to play on Christmas corn dry get finished with eighteen points and bam Adebayo had seventeen for the heat New Orleans led seventeen nine midway through the opening quarter and got outscored fifty to twenty one by Miami over the next thirty minutes Zion Williamson had thirteen points and fourteen rebounds from Orleans while Brandon Ingram added twenty eight points I'm Dave Ferrie

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Game 5 wraps up of the 2020 Finals

The Lowe Post

10:15 min | 2 years ago

Game 5 wraps up of the 2020 Finals

"Moments after exciting. One of the best, finals games in recent memory. Game Five Heat Eke Ekit out to live another day and joining Zach tonight now Chris. Bosh. It wasn't quite. Five to Allen for three. It was quite Bosch Talon. But this is up there with one of the biggest heat wins in history I mean. For sure. It's an incredible game. What did you think of it? Man You know I, it is starting to be one of those series that's just kind of grinding to a halt. You thought that was going to happen is not happening. Everything, every player that she thought was going give this particular stat line is not it's not really transpiring right now but I mean, you have to give all credit to the heat and I kept telling people this in all these interviews you know how can get? The Lakers. Over they've got the uniforms on and I just like, okay he don't WanNa be here but let me tell you something. These guys if there's anybody. Who would embrace a difficult situation? It is Erik Spoelstra and Butler seems to really. Thrive off of that and anticipate that. affected. So it's Kinda like a marker will really hard is. Like they say, Oh hey yeah, we're here now. We're supposed to be competing for championship. This is how it's supposed to be. You know is this all about survival now there they've lived to play another day and that's what you gotta do. I think it's time to just acknowledged. Once and for all that, the heat had become a great team you know there was always this question of. Did they benefit from the hiatus hiatus in everything the bubble shake the bucks more than other teams. Did they benefit from hayward getting injured a really good. You. Know this Lakers seem his lost one game in every playoff series. Until now, they have not lost to to a heat team that is missing its leading postseason score until this series Goran dragic that they could started to acknowledge Jimmy Butler. The top ten player. Yeah that'd be we're. GonNa. Have to rearrange the rankings because this dude just put up thirty five, twelve eleven in forty seven minutes forty seven minutes and five and a half whatever it is it's the game you play dull game. Survived forty thirteen seven on fifteen of twenty-one masterpiece from the Brian. James we can talk about the end of the game if you want. Everyone can focus on the end of the game, but the heat put themselves in position to win at the end of the game. Duncan. Robinson was unbelievable. They're shotmaking was outstanding and this team just keeps in with Bam out bio clearly, not one hundred percent missing layups, missing dunks, he can play better he. To acknowledge the heat now are are for real and just like you were saying, they're short handed to. So you know we need to keep that in mind You can only imagine how the series would be a little different Gora was out there and not that he's just going to be that dominating presence, but he gives them another layer. To their attack and you know they have that team cohesion down pack and I mean, I don't really know where the lapses with the Lakers are happening with dunkin' Robinson. He's making them pay every time. I. Mean He's moving himself up into Lee Company every game because you don't expect them the thing you know you don't think he's going to continue to go on the street. He's he's gone on and you'll eventually figure that a veteran is GonNa get into them and just chase him to the bathroom. But but it hasn't happened yet and I mean they're making them pay every single time and. Boy I. Tell You. We'll. We'll see what happens game six. Years especially with a hobbled a little bit man. That's one of the big cities we should probably get to. Well, let's let's talk about the end of the game real quick. Okay. So a Frank Vogel Lakers coach has come out after this game and said that there were bad calls at the end. Jimmy Butler getting to the line I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree he's probably GonNa give find. Lakers lead the Lakers up one. He, ball they run a beautiful fast play for Jimmy Butler gets A. He screwed good play Lebron not. because. Eighty one moving so whilst I foot Lebron on. Screen Lebron and she goes up but Jeff Van Gundy called on the broadcast he he floats see I mean. It in verticality your whole. Career. Frank Vogel helped invent it with Roy but. He floats. He fails right? That's a foul. Yes. Afoul he jumped into them. You know good call by the resident and you have to give you know usually referees are getting tough time I. Think they called a Great Game Day You can always look on both sides and say, well, if an if but if they're even in the game is tied and the players they're the ones who are dictating what happens out there. Hopefully, the game isn't called. You know at the end by you know free throws or anything like that but all. Evenly called Game I. Feel. Throws. Yeah, each team had their opportunities and. Jimmy Man Jimmy Butler man he's he's continuing to do it. Man I gotta I gotta you gotTa give him props he's going to make give him props I. Mean he put them on their own is back in those last minutes. Man I mean, the one leg get he's hidden one legged fadeaway. You know he's hitting the free throws down the stretch to dribble I mean he's He's shoot free throws when you're that exhausted and not just. Did you her second he was going to miss you like just. To, to, of course, you were not you think he's GonNa Miss One because as a player I know how I would feel I'm GonNa Miss One. On. THAT TIRED Like him going over when he was leaned over panting after getting fouled, you know they burned a time out after that but. Just him just still being able to muster up whatever could and having a concentration suppose still had Chris Bosh on his roster. He would have run that play where you went to the back side. And the coroner. You. Come on you. Play for last second shot several times. So okay. So it makes a two free throws come down. They call time out again, Van Gundy and Mark Jackson. Call on this game all over this. Danny Green is in the game with a know Dunkin Robinson's on Danny Green. They know that they're going to run the screen to try to force Dunkin Robinson they know there's going to be a double with Lebron that's exactly what happens Lebron Drives Zach he drives into a crowd. There's three is three and a half guys there. He makes the basketball play Chris Bosh, which he is made for fifteen years since he's been starting to the playoffs, throws it to the Open Guy Danny. Green is a thirty eight percent three point shooter from that spot according to second spectrum is wide open. So I'll I'll throw them another couple of percentage points. And he missed it. Well I know Danny wants that one back. you know he made the right play it was a crowd I. I think he had the mentality to say, you're not going to beat us. We're sending everything in the kitchen saying and we're just going to close the shooters. They got the play that they were looking for. It was a tremendous play Danny Green slipped out. You kinda tell that the heat we're anticipating that play. Brahms. So able to make a very decent pass out the Danny grains got he got his hands on he stepped right into it. Any other time nine times out of ten he'll make that shot. You know he missed it what the interesting thing was on the rebound market Moore's he had plenty of time and he kind of made a quick decision Brian, opened on the right wing, which is always easy to say a new usually. Yeah. You throw it to ad but he had another big on you know and that was just man I was a tough light. It was very tough sequence. Watching film you. In it again now. You. Know Marquee Foucault Danny Green like he just handed the ball to hand off again Danny was right there funny though when he's when you through the LOB. Through. It I looked under the Rim I saw a d. and I thought again the balls just hand in mid Air I thought okay. I hate that decision because ad Mike, I'm putting the referees in play a little bit their down one, and then of course, the pass was that not an accurate he choked right let's just say. I'm not saying I would say that to mark keeps face in this moment. Do not say that Bryant don't say that. He. What do you WanNa say it's choked. Well he also as you pointed out before we started, you know they were setting the screen it they set for Jimmy on the on the go ahead. Free throws a flat screen by crowder and the flat screen is designed. You know Chris knows when your face in half court, it's designed to make defense. Gessler. Like which way to go, but it is an which wishing the pick he went he went from an angle to switching to the flat. kind of this weird in between space and if you don't, if if you're not demonstrative about your coverage, you'll get exploited

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

06:30 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"M Eastern time Friday night for Erik Spoelstra's Miami Heat's Gotta win it. They lost the white one or 2 96. They have this game tied at 83 in the fourth quarter. The Heat head coach, speaking with members of the media in Orlando, From my vantage point. I just love seeing our guys compete. I love how they respond. In between those four lines. This was a throwback game and there were some moments of truth. You know, they're at the end, and probably the bottom line is they won those moments of truth we had some reads, You know, they are long and they're extremely good defensive team windows happen much quicker. That we had some opportunities, but you do have to credit their defense and they just made some more place going down, down stretch and over spot. You know that. That's not even that's that's an academic. At this point, we'll just rest up tomorrow. Get back to work and on get ready for the next one star you've seen to use every defensive scheme that exists in Syria's so far today. We've got a lot of hard showing and recovering. How do you feel like that seem light and, you know, do you feel like you have to keep throwing new things that this Lakers office? You know, it's not like LeBron hasn't seen every single coverage so we're not going trick. Look, this was in the balance. There are some moments of truth on came down. Teo making plays. You know, we made a lot more places at the end of last game. They made their place tonight made some big shot's pope. It's big one, obviously and Davis but the one that basically seal that LeBron obviously put his fingerprints on that down the stretch, and they had a handful of offense rebound. Second chance opportunities where we really defended well got to stop. On their way to get another opportunity from that. But this was a grind out throwback game. Both teams were competing with great force. It's not like anybody was giving up any quarter on either side, and you just have to make some plays down the end, and I don't think we didn't make plays. I just think they just made more. More plays and more shots. To seal it and his Erik Spoelstra, the head coach of the Miami Heat, Kevin went to with you. He calls it a throwback. I've used the term rock fight a couple of times. It certainly wasn't like any game of the previous three that we have seen in this series. Let's stay in Orlando, let's say an Advent Health arena and let's go from back in the bowels to up on the court, just outside of court side. For a post game action with our three broadcasters with PJ Carlesimo. Indoor Sport Here's Mark tested Kevin Thank you very much. The Lakers now went away from that long, elusive 17th championship. The last one was 10 years ago, but Doris Burke, they had to fight hard against the Miami Heat. Who got Bam out of bio back impressive defence in the fourth quarter in this victory, Yeah, listen, I want to give Miami a ton of credit because they are still down. Goran Dragic's increasingly big miss for this team because it gives you a third dimension when Jimmy Butler's being A canal by Anthony Davis. So tip your cap to to a competitive, tough Miami team. But I thought PJ made the point late in this game. They were being out, defended the level of elite. Intensity. Excellent. Switching the appropriate No. Your personnel LeBron James, accepting the challenge to guard Bam and shutting him down and Jimmy Butler being handled by Anthony Davis. I just thought defensively in the second half they were so elite. It really was the difference in the game for me. They held him to 47 points in the first half to 49 in the second half to have under 50 points. The defense was exceptional. They got just enough off the offensive glass in the second half to make a difference. They started getting him on the offensive boards. They end up 12 7 doesn't sound like a lot. If those two or three possessions where Rondo came up with the free throw rebound, they bled another 10 15 seconds out of the clock. And unlike Miami, who was unable to get a good shot, then they got it to LeBron. Or they got it to 81 KCP with five Big points, the three from LeBron and transition, but that play when he ended up top middle of the key. And as soon as you saw Duncan Robinson on, um his eyes lit up and again going back to Goering Drive. It's not taking anything away from the Lakers to Siri's not over yet. They're missing. Gorn dragging so much Bam was I give them like a B plus or a minus tonight? He wasn't All Star band, but he was very, very good. But there's so much pressure on the young guards Tyler hero Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn. Goran Drag, itches the glue on this team in the fourth quarter, he could score points he could break the other teams. Defense down and it's one more weapon. You have to worry about that. The Lakers frankly didn't have to worry about tonight. A D and LeBron combined for 50 points, but you touched on it with a K C P Caldwell, Pope and Danny Greene came into this game struggling mightily. KCP broke out of it in the first quarter and had some huge baskets and the fourth he stayed deep corner on a LeBron drive got a wide open three that was absolutely critical and then on a Play up at the top, where it's pick and roll action. He sees Duncan Robinson and listen. They're targeting Duncan Robinson down the stretch. There was a point of which LeBron was dominating the action. And then all of a sudden they put Duncan on Rondo. So then they put Rondo and a D and the two men action like they're just targeting Duncan down the stretch, and he's having a hard time guarding about LeBron LeBron smells it when you get close. I mean by his standards, it was a lackluster First half. He comes out and gets 20 points, trying to add up nine rebounds and four assists in the second half because he sees the finish line. Yes, he does. And now the Lakers looking for their 17th championship, there are win away up three games to one. Miami Heat will have a couple days off before they come back on Friday, try to save their season here at Disney, the Lakers take game for 102 96 over the heat. Doris Burke and PJ Carlesimo. I Marquess to share right here on your home for the N BA Finals, ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Now let's send it back to Kevin winner in the studio's Theodorus PJ. Enjoy a couple of days off. Enjoy the golf..

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:56 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"I think six of those in the first couple of minutes so young guy Young big has got to be a lot better from Miami gets off three for the heat. Another three point miss for Miami. Hendrik Nut is in the game for the doors. Here's a D out of the left wing against J crowded I'll send it to LeBron Reloads Davis dribbles to the high post into the late out. KCP sidestep to his left gets off three. No good and gets fouled. Three free throws coming for continuous Caldwell Pope. Soul unravelling for the Miami heat. You know Kendrick Nunn. You insert him because it's been a struggle on the defensive end for hero. Robinson has only got two field goal attempts. Kendrick Nunn, a little more athletic One of those ignited. Guys Remember first team All rookie missed 25 days testy because he was 19 positive. That sort of put him behind the eight ball. Now, Erik Spoelstra looking for a little bit of a spark, PJ exact, and even on the offensive end, he could generate his own offense, sometimes to a fault. But right now with nothing else is going to put a guy like him in hopes for a little bit of instant offense, he cannot do any worse on the defensive end. KCP, hitting the first two of three free throws 80 to 54 Lakers 7 15 to go in the third. All three made in the 29 point deficit, the largest for the heat in a playoff game since April of 18 against the 76 is Bam out of bio in the high post holding against puts one dribble gets fouled, chucks it at the rim. No good. He's fouled hard. Still down. Bit of pain now puts both arms up being helped up. And we'll head to the free throw line at 703 to go in the third on the third foul by Dwight Howard. The Miami Heat. Who swept out the Indiana Pacers in round one stunned the Milwaukee Bucks, the top seed in the East and the best record in the N B, A in five games in round 2 to 6 games to shed the Boston Celtics as bandits. The first one at least in the 1st 5.5 minutes. Thought they might have the Lakers solved now Erik Spoelstra company tryingto re solve that Rubik's Cube. Them had six points in the first five minutes of the game. Has been incredibly quiet since then file trouble Heard him seems to really bother him when you get back in the second quarter and his offense just completely away. Second free throw pops in and out. No good. Only two points for Bam since those early 6 83 55 Lakers in command over seven minutes to go in the third. Anthony Davis. A jab step now launches from 20, and it's good 26 for Anthony Davis. The league grows toe 30,.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Heat and Lakers down in Orlando inside the bubble. Very excited for this one. I like the Lakers will win the Siri's. I picked the Lakers in six. I'll give Miami two games in this series would not surprise me, though, if it ends up being Lakers in five But let's talk all things now N B a Finals also get a few updates on some of the coaching searches as well. Will do so with a man who does a fantastic job for serious sex. Mm ba radio, also a longtime MBA scribe, and that's Mitch. Laurence. Mitch. Thank you, my friend. How you been? Back up being great. How are you doing Okay today. Yeah, doing fantastic excited for Game one tonight when we get to the Siri's Let me first start off with the juicy story lines that has nothing to do with the play on the court. I'll start things off with Lebron going up against his former coach and Erik Spoelstra and we all know how the story did go down. LeBron wanted Pat Riley to be the coach of those Championship winning teams with the heat. How do you think Spoelstra feels about LeBron knowing that but also winning two championships with him? I think our ex poster feels very good that he was able to coach LeBron James in the Pat Riley held fast and would not buckle when LeBron went up there and said it can you really done coaching here? You know, kind of dropping a big hint about chain making a big change and Erik supposed to feel like Yeah. You know what? LeBron wanted me out, but we got a lot of great things done. And it was LeBron who left me He could've stayed in Miami, but he decided to go back to Ohio. And you remember he didn't leave on the greatest terms because Pat Riley, famous quote after that was No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, which is pointed at LeBron. Of course, LeBron had success after that, but in terms of Erik Spoelstra now he and Pat Riley would like nothing more than to win this series. Pull the big upset, and by the way, you're picking the Lakers. I'm picking Miami based on the way they played. In fact, I love you Heard this or not. There's no home court advantage game once, not a Staples Center. It's on a neutral court. So, wow, you like Miami to win this serious that you expand a little further off that I know Miami has been a fun story. They've been a gritty team. Butler's been great bam out of bios done a nice job. He also got Tyler hero stepping up big. Why will they be able to take down the Lakers four times in this Siri's Well, The first thing is like I mentioned there's no home court, so people like Tyler Hero and Bam out a bio. I shouldn't get final students because they're not playing any games in Los Angeles. There's no travel. That's a huge deal makes the playing field much more level. I mean, you're going to tell me the Tyler hero. Could have done what he's been doing in these playoffs. If you had to play road games in Milwaukee or in Boston, I tend to think not. Maybe you can. Maybe you can't. We don't know. And so, yeah, I think the way they're playing now. All the pressure by the way, as you know, is on LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Miami has no pressure on him to win this series. They're not expected to be there. A lot of people are thinking How the heck did they get out of the East? Okay, their product in the bubble, so they got a lot of great things or form and let's not forget They've defended everybody really Well, now it's something else when you have to defend LeBron James, who says the Bam out of bottle can't back? The bet amount of bio can outplay Anthony Davis, Anthony Davis. A lot of pressure on him. He's got to produce in this serious help, LeBron So I like Mom in Miami for a lot of reasons, But let me tell you It's not easy picking against LeBron James, but I'm doing it this time. Mitch Laurence here with us is there. A next factor for Miami is what makes them so special is on any given night. Someone could step up and surprise you. Every what's great about them in the guts of the game down the stretch of these games when Boston is reduced to shooting threes, stagnant offense when Milwaukee can't figure out how to get baskets, What is what is Miami do? They moved the ball to get the ball to the hot hand. They make plays for each other. They're unselfish. They play great team basketball with a lot of passing. Make that defense work, make the defense rotate. It's a beautiful thing to watch and guys like Tyler Tyler hero Duncan Robinson had the ability to make big shots on a neutral court without playing in front of crazy Spectators in Milwaukee or Boston. That's a big deal. I keep harping on it, but wait, you'll see it's not going to make a difference to them. Because they don't have to travel and play on playing from the crazy fans as a road. Was there something that you'd notice with Miami? Because I know you keep on harping about the bubble. But was there something you notice that Miami before the bubble? Or was it just that this bubble presented something that no one else saw it coming? They were. They were, they were new top 49 51 season. Not that they're an okay team. They're good team. They were three and five in the play leading up to the playoffs. Then they had a very good match up around one played Indiana Nate McMillan. These players didn't want to play formal look like Victor Oladipo, who now wants to leave. It looks like he was less effective than usual because of his leg didn't have that explosion didn't have to meet up with the bonus. They caught fire there..

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:10 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Heat and Lakers down in Orlando inside the bubble. Very excited for this one. I like the Lakers to win the Siri's. I picked the Lakers in six. I'll give Miami two games in this series would not surprise me, though, if it ends up being Lakers in five But let's talk all things now N B a Finals also get a few updates on some of the coaching searches as well. Will do so with a man who does a fantastic job for serious sex. Mm ba radio, also a longtime MBA scribe, and that's Mitch. Laurence. Mitch. Thank you, my friend. How you been? Zack. I've been great. How are you doing? Okay today. Yeah, doing fantastic Excited for Game one tonight when we get to the Siri's Let me first start off with the juicy story lines that has nothing to do with the play on the court. I'll start things off with Lebron going up against his former coach and Erik Spoelstra and we all know how the story did go down. LeBron wanted Pat Riley to be the coach of those Championship winning teams with the heat. How do you think Spoelstra feels about LeBron knowing that but also within two championships with him? I think I exposed Tre feels very good that he was able to coach LeBron James in the Pat Riley held fast and would not buckle when LeBron went up there and said it can you really done coaching here? You know, kind of dropping a big hint about chain making a big change and Erik supposed to feel like Yeah. You know what? LeBron wanted me out, but we got a lot of great things done. And it was LeBron who left me He could've stayed in Miami, but he decided to go back to Ohio. And you remember he didn't leave on the greatest terms because Pat Riley, famous quote after that was No more smiling faces with hidden agendas, which is pointed at LeBron. Of course, LeBron had success after that, but in terms of Erik Spoelstra now he and Pat Riley would like nothing more than to win this. Siri's pull the big upset, and by the way, you're picking the Lakers. I'm picking Miami based on the way they played exact. I love You Heard this or not. There's no home court advantage game once, not a Staples Center. It's on a neutral court. So, wow, you like Miami to win this Siri's You expand a little further off that I know Miami has been a fun story. They've been a gritty team. Butler's been great Bamaca bios done a nice job. He also got Tyler hero stepping up big. Why will they be able to take down the Lakers four times in this Siri's? Well, The first thing is like I mentioned there's no home court, so people like Tyler Hero and Bam out a bio are shouldn't get final studios because they're not playing any games in Los Angeles. There's no travel. That's a huge deal makes the playing field much more level. I mean, you're going to tell me the Tyler hero. Could have done what he's been doing in these playoffs. If you had to play road games in Milwaukee or in Boston, I tend to think not. Maybe you can. Maybe you can't. We don't know. And so, yeah, I think the way they're playing now. All the pressure by the way, as you know, is on LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Miami has no pressure on him to win this series. They're not expected to be there. Ah, lot of people are thinking How the heck did they get out of the east? Okay, their product in the bubble, so they got a lot of great things or form and let's not forget They've defended everybody really Well, now it's something else when you have to defend LeBron James, But who says the Bama Autobot out? Can't back? The bet amount of bio can outplay Anthony Davis, Anthony Davis? A lot of pressure on him. He's got to produce in this series to help LeBron Oh, I like Miami for a lot of reasons. But let me tell you it's not easy picking against LeBron James. But I'm doing it this time. Mitch Laurence here with us. Is there. A next factor for Miami is what makes them so special is on any given night. Someone could step up and surprise you. Every great about them in the guts of the game down the stretch of these games, when Boston is reduced to shoot threes, stagnant offense when Milwaukee can't figure out how to get baskets, what is what is Miami do? They moved the ball to get the ball to the hot hand. They make plays for each other. They're unselfish. They play great team basketball with a lot of passing. Make that defense work, make the defense rotate. It's a beautiful thing to watch and guys like Tyler Tyler hero Duncan Robinson had the ability to make big shots on a neutral court without playing in front of crazy Spectators in Milwaukee or Boston. That's a big deal. I keep harping on it, but wait, you'll see it's not going to make a difference to them because they don't have to travel and play on playing from the crazy fans. The road. Was there something that you notice with Miami? Because I know you keep on harping about the bubble. But was there something you notice that Miami before the bubble? Or was it just that this bubble presented something that no one else saw it coming here? They were. They were. They were in a top 49 51 season. Not that they're an okay team. They're good team. They were three and five in the play leading up to the playoffs. Then they had a very good match up around one played Indiana named McMillan These players didn't want to play formal look like Victor Oladipo, who now wants to leave. It looks like he was less effective than usual because of his leg didn't have that explosion didn't have to meet up with the bonus. They caught fire there. Then they play the Milwaukee team They had played successfully in the regular season defensively, and that defense that they throw at people is going to be tough for the Lakers, because, yes, LeBron James, You figure he could score and Anthony Davis, But when they play that zone defense and they put it on, and it's all kinds of matchups within the zone. You saw what they did against Boston. That is a very, very tough defense. To score again. We'll see how the Lakers to but those were some of the things I'll tell you what we got. Guys like Goran Dragic's who's so underrated and a guy like Bam Otto Bio, who played out of his mind that was the best player on the floor in that Boston Siri's late You got a lot going for you there. Mitch Laurence always have Ah, tough time trying to evaluate a coach when LeBron James is on that team. We know sports shows the better coach, but how big of an advantage is supposed to have up against Vogel? Well, I think one of the advantages of one of things that are exposed her has going for him. Unlike you know his assistant who was ever there with LeBron from 2010 14 staying LeBron's game is inside out. So they might be able to predict. Or maybe they might be able to kind of throw up some things that it's going to make a little bit tougher for LeBron than usual. Spoelstra, I think does have a big advantage. He's coached in finals before Frank Vogel. You know it's amazing here. Frank Vogel for years in Indiana was putting his head against that wall in Miami, and he couldn't get his teams with. You know, Danny Granger and and Paul Paul George by LeBron James. And now he's got LeBron James, so it's a much better situation for him. But he's never played and I know what we're talking about a neutral court, but still it is the final. It's still something that he's gonna have to figure out on the fly against a guy like an Erik Spoelstra, who has been there. He's done a lot of coaching been before Finals. One to that, to me is an advance you'll have over. Frank Vogel in this series. I know that Pat Riley has denied this Mitch Laurence, but you gotta buy that he told LeBron right that this was the biggest mistake of his career when he left Miami. Well, I don't know. You know what Pat was caught by surprise as he said it knocked him on his butt. But, yeah, if they had any communication, he certainly would say that on the obvious reason Wass look what they were doing, and they had only gone to four straight finals and won two titles stayed a chance..

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

06:38 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Also, the Clippers in their warriors should be dominant next year. Portland's going to be good. Mavericks air Young up and coming and you hope that crystals for Zynga's Khun stay healthy. What's the next step for teams like Utah who got to the Western Conference finals this year? I should be. Denver got the Western Conference finals this year and Denver to go down to Utah. Where Utah blew a 31 lead. What's the next step for Utah? So you got a lot of names? And a lot of good teams in the West, where you look at the East. Milwaukee. Show they could have the best record in the league again. Fight. When push came to shove. Milwaukee was a no show in the playoffs Toronto Great story this year then and get out of the second round. Nets. It's to be determined even though there's a lot to like. They're with Kevin Durant coming back Boston We see them advance far in the playoffs before they still have a young roster. Now they've got to take the next step. So the East his open where the West you still think next year it's probably Lakers or Clippers or the Warriors. I'll even throw them in the mix. And the other teams in that conference are really damn good. You look at the 7th and 8th seeds in the less compared to the East. It's not even close. So that's another reason with the weather in Miami, the social life Hopefully it improves with Covad. In Miami. Having Pat Riley having Erik Spoelstra having bam out of bio having Jimmy Butler. I'll even throw Tyler hero in that mix with what he's been able to Dio. I would want to join that heat organization, so that seems as if it's only the beginning. For Miami. And when I say it's only the beginning, I'd be remiss in this opening segment. If we didn't look at the past because now they're trying to build a new era with wife after LeBron James, and they've been trying to do that for a while. Cause we did see LeBron leave go to Cleveland for four years Get to the finals all four years with a championship. Then he bounced to the Lakers last year. They make the playoffs and this year Not only they make the playoffs, they were the best record in the West. And now they're four wins away from Get another championship. And for LeBron. Look at this. Siri's in three ways. Number one. If he gets a championship. This is a championship that a lot of people even other deny. It said that he couldn't get Was when he went to the Lakers remember the narrative? You leave in the east. You leave in your comfort zone. You're going out west. It's a tougher conference. This is a business decision. You're not going to win a championship, and that was that good very loudly last year. Until they got Anthony Davis. So that's one part of it. The other part. Is the story lines and I think the two biggest storylines in the Siri's and has that to do with LeBron up against another player. It's LeBron up against Erik Spoelstra, and it's LeBron up against Pat Riley. Cause when the Brahmins in Miami the way that it goes, he wanted. Pat Riley is the coach. He didn't believe in Spoelstra bandit up within two championships together, So that's a fun story line there and I'll ask this question to Mitch Laurence later when he joins us at 7 20. PM Eastern. How do you think Erik Spoelstra views LeBron James. I don't know all time. Great player. They want two championships together. But with what LeBron tried to pull initially before, Pat Riley said, You're not getting your way. Really the only one that could challenge LeBron and his career was Pat Riley, because when LeBron goes to his team, he's usually the president. The coach, the general manager. The Star player, and Pat said, No, I'm not coming and coaching this team and Spoelstra's the guy, so I'm just curious how Spoelstra Views LeBron he'll say all the right things publicly, but I wonder down deep how he views LeBron James. And is supposed to somehow able to win this championship. This would be the defining moment of the career of Erik Spoelstra, who's already won two championships as a head coach. But when you have LeBron when you have wade when you have Bosch All the credit is going to go to the players and the coach didn't really get all that hyped up. And now we're seeing how good of a coach Spoelstra is the last few years without having LeBron James dominating in South Beach. Oreilly dynamic is a fascinating one as well. Where I think that's a little bit more juicy than Spoelstra. Because the way the story goes that a Pat denies this The secret motivation of LeBron was people when he left Miami people telling him from Miami that he respected and you would assume that was pat. Even though Pat denied that this happen where LeBron never said Pat by name, but that's what you just assume. Is that Pat Riley told LeBron allegedly, this is the biggest mistake of your career, leaving Miami. And we eventually did see LeBron go back to Cleveland and misses and when his most meaningful title And even if he wins this title this year This would be it's not the most meaningful. Because that championship that he want with the cats coming back from down three won the performance of Game six. The blocking Game seven. That is the signature defining moment. I love LeBron. But this championship if he's able to win any will win it. It's going to be more meaningful than the two in Miami. Is that Miami was expected. I'm not saying no one thought you couldn't win with the Lakers going into this. You people did. But when you initially left the Lakers Or left for the Lakers. There was a lot of Doubters for LeBron James at this stage of his career, and how quickly people that doubt him to go away and not afraid to say it. When LeBron went to the Lakers, I was not confident that he's gonna win a championship when you looked at the roster with Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma. And Lonzo ball. LeBron, though, laid the foundation the first year, which was annoying know annoy until you eventually got Anthony Davis. And there you go. Anthony Davis, LeBron now the most the best dynamic duo in this league, and then there's one more component to this. It's the Kobe factor. Because we all know we're all still mourning and and healing from the loss of Kobe Bryant. It would be very neat. I would imagine for the Brian family and for Lakers fans to see Koby's team Kobe's Lakers win a championship this year. I think that would be a cool story line with the unfortunate, tragic passing of not only Kobe Bryant, but also his daughter G. So when I give you a thought on this Siri's, and we just laid it out kind of the story lines here..

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Are you looking for Somebody who commands authority yet does not make it about him. He's got that, too. When you make a list of MBA head coaches who matter guys who can win you a game on their own. Guys who could be you with theirs, but also take yours and beat you with them to, and that's a very short list. Spoelstra is on that list. Spoelstra has been on that list for years. But if you want to make a realist, if you want to start to make less, I'll make you a list. How many other guys in the league? Would you describe his great coaches? And then how many other guys in the league in the last 50 years would you describe is great coaches. And then in the last half a century here is the list of coaches who have been to the finals. Mohr then Erik Spoelstra, and they're all guys who are one syllable guys. Here they are. Fill Pat. Pop that your list Phil, Pat, Pop and spo. So don't come up in here and try to tell me they're getting this heat team to the finals is some sort of validation. Spoelstra He's been validated. Already. Four years he was already in the club. So this serious? Not about that This serious is not about that. It's also not about LeBron allegedly getting some revenge on a team that has almost nobody left from when he played there. It's about the fact that Miami is incredibly difficult to beat about the fact that they do not beat themselves. It's about the fact that they can play fast, but you know they're probably thinking about slowing down the Lakers and making L a beat him in the halfcourt. Force L A to make perimeter shots because they he'd do such a tremendous job of getting out and defending the perimeter. It's about the fact that if you go to sleep defensively, Miami does have a line of guys who compete you from deep and these are guys who get hot. They walk into the gym and they are hot and they can throw a lot of bodies at LeBron. At the same time, Miami is running into a Lakers team with a ton of size. L A has got a lot of bodies that they could throw around, and they're pretty big bodies. L A is much bigger than Boston. Their perimeter defense. Even without Avery Bradley is still pretty damn good, and they've got Anthony Davis. Referring to a player as a quote problem has become a cliche, but Anthony Davis is a problem. He's a really big problem. And in addition of that the Lakers have LeBron James Who also is still a problem. Oh, and did you know LeBron played from Miami once? That's not respect the hell out of Miami. I really do. I respect the hell out of the heat. I expect them to compete hard every time down the floor on both ends there going to be a tough, tough out. But the Lakers are going to get it done. You might be 17 years in. He may not be what he used to be. But LeBron is pretty damn close to what he used to be, and when he needs to be, he is still the best in the world. It says here there is no way that LeBron gets this close and doesn't finish. No way. LeBron gets this close and lets his team lose. No way LeBron gets this close to 1/4 chip and does not cash it heat kosher or not. Lakers in six Lakers and sex. I'm calling my shot. Well, you got Who do you like 1 806 368686..

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"I just I would ask the question again to America, because if you believe that the heat are going to win that Siri's going to win the Siri's, that's very different than believing that the heat could win the series, and I believe that the heat could I believe that the Lakers will and I believe that the Lakers will based on these two questions, whose guard LeBron Who's Gordon? A date after and that's a question that you ask yourself almost every Siri's the Lakers play. What other teams have different types of physical answers That could at least make you think a little bit And you don't make LeBron have a bad game or two? Yeah, he don't have the inefficient game. Yeah, the heat don't have those answers. They don't have those at least not for everybody. Here's Here's Here's an X factor, though, to consider Bt like this. This is such an incestuous. The final because you think of Pat Riley's connection to the Lakers. You think of LeBron's connection to the heat you we forget that Frank Vogel was also heavily involved in this because when the Heat first went They played the Pacers and Vogel was the coats of the of the Pacers squad. And if Erik Spoelstra was the coach of LeBron James, and he's the You know, he's still here with the Miami heat. Is there a notion That because Erik Spoelstra knows LeBron well, it's been a while because I think what has it been five years now, once that I think it's been more than about five that sounds about right about for the last time he was there, so he's known him for what he knew of well like he was because he was obviously brought some championships with them. Is there a chance that Erik Spoelstra knows? I don't know. Weakness knows the secret sauce knows how to get the LeBron because it's an intangible. It's like a non You know, measurable that's going to show up and you know a box score in any way. But is there any chance that Erik Spoelstra can coach his way through LeBron? I don't know The answer to that. But You got to think about it right? Because they know it's an interesting angle, and I know what you're getting at now. The intimate relationships often yield thee the most vulnerable, susceptible. That's right part of one's personality or in this instant game instant game instance game I think that Erik Spoelstra can coach his way into a Siri's don't know if he can coach his way to a win. Just based on on the match ups. Now listen. Jimmy Butler is going to try to defend LeBron. It's not going to be a lack of desire. I don't know how long that last BT I hear you. He's just significantly bigger. Hey, is on everybody in the art of Jimmy Butler's toughest hell, Toughest nails yet, But I think by the third quarter he's worn out, man, So you have to take turns. And then you take terrorism. You gotta pull somebody off of whoever to guard LeBron The idea Now you got to deal with a D. That's what I'm saying. Is the match up nightmare for the heat you get. I don't I don't put it past them to figure it out because like exposure is a very good coach. We know this is a whole fame coach, but it's just it's it's Just on paper. I look at it. It's like it doesn't matter. It doesn't line up. You gotta light it up. It doesn't line up. Yeah, You know the one thing like if the heat are able to jump on them in game one, like, just steal it. Then you know they'll be able to.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

KTTH 770AM

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on KTTH 770AM

"With farmers policy perks so much I'm going to have to speed things up. You could get the farmers signal happen That could get you up to 15% off your auto policy. That's just for using the happened. Driving like the normal speed limit very full. Stop making lane change, signaling human being you are Get a whole lot of something with farmers Policy perks Start with a quote by calling 1 800 farmers. We are now for the legal something available on every student discount. There is only available with like minded policy. Objective conditions under enormous stress fractures changes our affiliate. Think about games hanging in the balance, and Miami put their foot on the gas pedal. And they had Boston back on their heels all out of sorts. Credit the Miami heat in their execution and toughness. Clutch time is derived, at least by ours to statisticians as under five minutes within five points in the Siri's PJ Miami was a plus 28 in clutch time, including the decisive victory. Another execution down the stretch was better, and Pat Riley is the guy usually credited with the expression. To make her Miss League. Yeah, well, guess what. Miami shot 56% to Boston's 43. Miami shot 48 from free to Boston's 33. Miami shot 85 to Boston's 80 from the free throw line, and Erik Spoelstra told us Today his team is ignited Bolivarian Night Herbal while they did 13 for 27 from three and I just love the fact that Erik Spoelstra went with his young guys because they were playing well bench points and it's kind of a misnomer. Bench points was 34 17. Bench points with two people. Calogero at 1900. Godel had 15 that was bench points for Miami. Great decisions made by Erik Spoelstra. He stayed with his own through a time when it looked like Boston was settling in and attacking his own really well, and.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

03:24 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"But what year But to your point, there is no question that the I'm going to relish the opportunity to play LeBron James, the NBA Finals like Erik Spoelstra, I don't think you ever got enough credit for the job to get coaching the heat with the Big three. And you know, getting that team before finals and winning two titles obviously have to have the players. But Alex is a phenomenal coats. And I think getting a chance to go up against LeBron You know he's going to relish the opportunity. Try to beat him in a Siri's and look like you said. You know, I'm in the same levels. Pat Riley. I see him in Andy Ellsberg and Alonzo Mourning and the heiress to the owner. You know, they're sitting and watching every one of these games and It's ah It's it's You know this This organization is connected from top to bottom. You know those guys even though they're not down in the bubble with the Laker, or with the heat, you know they they are. They're in prints are all over this organization and you know, collectively as a group. No, This is a franchise where all these people have been here for 10 15 2025 30 years and also there's so much institutional knowledge and, frankly, outside of the players on the court, Virtually every other person who works with the heat still works there from when LeBron is their most MBA teams. You go 56 years later. Everybody's different, right? This is that is not all the heat on they have to. They are lifers through and throughs. They all remember like you said, the feeling that I had when LeBron left, and I think that would love nothing more than to win the franchises forthe championship ahead of LeBron winning 1/4 in his career. I think we know and expect that LeBron always rises to the occasion and the finals. We seen him kind of put teams on his back and do it himself many times before. I think a D is going to step up and play some really good ball in the finals, but Who could be the third potential role player on this Lakers team for so long. I thought it could be Cal Cosma, but he's he's been missing at times, and then he shows up in time. So who could you really try to look too on that Lakers squad? Step up and deliver. Well, I agree with you that most people think it's Cruz's mo. I frankly don't think he's good enough to be that guy on a regular basis. But the thing about this Laker team is that it's kind of always been a different guy through this run right in that, and that's really to me. The key to their success is that their collective group of role players I stepped up, but you saw Dwight Howard have a huge game in Game four. True, so I have a huge game in Game five. You saw Raison Rondo of huge game. I think it was a game one. We had 16 and nine or 19 and ate off the bench. Whatever he had. They've had no potatoes. Caldwell focus that a bunch of games we sent a bunch of shots. They have kind of different guys step up for them at different times, and I think that is going to be the thing that they win this championship. I'm going to need that to continue in the MBA files. You can assume maybe is going to be great. You can assume that LeBron is going to be great, but for them to win games against the spiny team. They're gonna also need some other guy or guys to step up in a place and make shots when game to game. The way they're built. It's not that it's going to be the same guy every game, but they need somebody to do it every game they try to win. If they want to get these former victories they need to win a championship. That's Tim Bon Temps and ESPN MBA writer and Tim. We kind of gave our gut initial prognostications right after the heat blows out the Boston Celtics, so we're gonna put you on the spot here is we get you out of here. What happens in the MBA finals? Who was the champion? How many games is a take? My initial thought is Lakers in seven, but I'm probably going to go back and forth on it. A bunch of Miami..

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

06:53 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"They still almost came back and found a way to win without Tyler hero. I mean, that was the X factor for the heat was Tyler Hero wonder we didn't mention but clearly he'd know what they have in that kid. I I went back and that's all Pat Riley right there. I went back and I looked at the some of the player comes which obviously don't don't match now. But for some of the draft Web sites that I usually use, prepare for the draft. There's two that I really lean on that I respect And one of them had his player compass, Nik Stauskas and the other one had his player accomplish. Joe Harris, now letting out kiss. Yeah, remission and neither do I. But I'll be honest. I see a little more Nik Stauskas that I do. Joe Harris. Joe Harris is a great shooter, but he's yet not theat. He's not the creator. The title hero is, you know it. It really is amazing how these young guys In all the sports. You remember Soto in the World Series with the Nationals, just a kid's 20 years old. He's acting like he's Mickey Mantle Tyler hero with a couple of bogeys on the team, saying, You know what's my time? I'm dropping almost 40 in a pivotal game. We're going on 321. It's I don't know. I think I know what what I attributed to it. It's just Maurin tense. Competition, less regional competition as a kid is, you know if you if you've obviously got that talent You know you're going to start played in tournaments across the country and maybe even across the world, depending upon the sport, And you just you know, you're immersed in this thing. Deeper talent pool. Then say if you coming up with seventies eighties or even in the nineties, where all right Best kidneys high school, all right, you know, old state and then you kind of get out of the state. It's like, Wow, it's the woods. It's pretty deep out there. These kids a fearless man, not all of them. The toddler hero. All the platitudes. We want to drop over his doorstep, but he's earned every one. Because we all know we could shoot to me. It's fearlessness. He is not afraid to shoot. And I love that about this kid. Yeah, I love it. Yeah, it comes from. I think a lot of things just babies upbringing, Kentucky. Jimmy Butler being on the squad, A really good coach and great coach, Really? And Erik Spoelstra, who gives them the freedom to do what he would he would. He would do what he's doing. You know, you got a lot of it's fun. And now that I, you know, look at this. Siri's up 31. And Boston. On the other side of the equation here, BT we talked about you know how Gordon Hayward could be a catalyst here or Marcus Smart with the emotion that he showed after their game to lost? They looked. They looked lost last night like they didn't know Was that knocking down shots they got really is so heavy. They? There was no go to player and that person is supposed to be Jason Tatum and it and it wasn't and you know, not until the second half where he played really great in the second half, But you can't spot good teams like the Celtics did, and Jason Tatum in particular with his with his non efforts, non scoring effort side to say, Yeah, she was pretty good, a sister, but it's non scoring efforts. You're not winning Good games. If you don't show up in the first half of the Eastern Conference finals, that's true and endless. And I and I want a law the kid off because I love him. We all love him, but you can't have a no show in the first half of these in conference finals goes without saying You can't have a no show and in the quarter finals. I mean, listen, if if you're that player We have that conversation on the show, you know is Jason Tatum hit the back end of a top 10 n ba player. I mean, don't you got to slide back 456 slots at least temporarily now? Really what will defines. And of course, he had a big second hand. But what what will really define you know that kind of Ah, just Ah, not even lackluster, completely invisible First half. Really. I want to see I want to see Tatum going to the bucket in the next game. You know, Like Tyler here, I said his 1st 1st shot was a three point miss and then the next three shots, he took role at the rim attacking I want to see Jason Tatum get to the free throw line. Now, listen, if he's wide open, you know, on the first or second possession. Alright, you feel your toes behind the line, let it go, But I want to see and put the onus on the refs force him to blow the whistle kind of Get get within the feel of the game differently, because when he hit a three or even pull up, that's great. You know, you're gonna have that that good vibe in that bounce, but when you get to the rim And you get a couple of cheap easy even if it's not a dunk, But you just beat the defense and you lay one in or you get the end one or you get fouled and you splash a couple of free throws its different messaging. It's a more aggressive, more sort of Tatum and There's too many fluctuations with that. I still love the kids love him. Love him. Not seldom, but he's gotta answer and take. This has been a great Siri's. The first game was what three points in overtime. Miami wins that. Gained two, which was a week ago from tonight, five points by Miami wins that one. Ah, then it was I thinking, three was gained three was double figures. 10 or 11 or so and then last night. Which was all sorts of seesaw in the fourth quarter, so and then they get to the Lakers have the Nuggets tonight. Nine Eastern TNT. Hey, if the Lakers win this Siri's Yeah, and the Heat win this Siri's I don't know if the Lakers were beaten the look that he the heat are for real. We've talked a lot about, you know the grit that they have and how it just feels like there's so multiple. They could do so many different things, and it's different people like they needed Tyler hero to play that way last night. Otherwise they might not win just by how bad the Celtics are playing just as you were allude to BT, But Tyler hero stepped up and it's interesting because for so long Really last three years. It's like, Where's Jimmy Butler going to fit? Like, Where is where is he going to find his home? And I think Miami might be that place whether it's just the right atmosphere. The right coach. Or, more importantly, the right type of players around him. Jimmy Butler after the game was talking about the heroics of Tyler hero, Not too many people get the opportunity to Make it this far in the playoffs and to be in a game like this, But for him, it's another day at the office. I think it makes all of the smile and we're all so happy for me because He knows what he's capable of, and he just plays with so much confidence, and he's been doing it all year long. So to him, there's no pressure or anything. He's just gonna keep playing basketball right away. Then that you guys think he was capable of this? Yeah, Without a doubt, we You know anybody on our roster that they're capable of that it was his time. Hope it is time the next game as well. Could be dunking. I hope this doctor could be banned. It could be anybody. Um, but he definitely will this to a victory. Now That's that's that's respect. Coming from Jimmy Butler for a young kid, Tyler hero. That's That's respect,.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Friday. And I think they will. I think this is over. I really do. I think this is over. The Celtics have no fire. They cannot handle the heat. That's pollsters bringing out there and like you've been pointing out the whole time. Never forget that. Just a few rows up there he is, dude behind the plexiglass. In the Armani suit still without his jacket, But he's got the dress shirt on. There is Pat Riley mask up arms for the great winners of our times. Here's Erik Spoelstra, Our guy and Hyler hero on last night's 37 Point, history, making Okay, you know, at this point We're past that. You know, he's not a rookie anymore, and you know, we need his skill set. Does that mean it's going to translate into that kind of point production every night? No, it doesn't mean we're not necessarily built like that. But Boston was jamming up. As they tend to dio. You know, 1st 2nd sometimes third option's out of what we're looking for. And Tyler was able to generate a lot of offense on random situations which you need. You need against a very good defense. You know, I know my role is not to score 30. Whatever I had tonight is not to do that every night. Some nights it may required for me to step up like like tonight and make some shots. But, you know, I know in the fourth quarter, we're gonna get the ball to Jimmy. We'll get the ball to go on. You know, those are guys. We're gonna run to them and they're going to make the most plays for us, and they're gonna No, they're going to win those games most of the time, So that's what we're gonna get the ball to and like I said, I just want to impact winning whatever that is. I'll do. Well. It's been 25 years since thank their codes. Nice way too long of a digression ery story that I can't tell right now, But we'll have to go back to it. When the heat when the heat win the title I kind of demand you to tell it, though. Yep. It's heat. Well aided. I need that Schefter coming and no but Spoelstra you know Scott, Scotland. Oh, too. I'm covering.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:47 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Yes, that would do it. He was not a good coach LeBron pumping into Erik Spoelstra, and now he could God by the time If this team completes this like they'll probably I would imagine they lose to LeBron in the finals. You're making a finals run here. You're not Gregg Popovich. And you won't be great Popovich. But I think that Erik Spoelstra's exposing that Brad Stevens may very well not be God's gift to coaching basketball the way that some people see It might very well be Erik Spoelstra because it's one thing to have LeBron in to deal with LeBron. It's a whole other thing to keep that team competitive and keep them on the right track. I mean, they have guys that you know Jimmy Butler, and there's a lot of people that people don't pay attention to on that team. They pay attention to the Celtics and Tatum and they will pay attention to the heat the way they used to. Certainly would I mean, this is this is good team basketball that's being played here, folks. The heat are the example. Boy, This is Thisa might end up being a segment later on in a couple of weeks or so, but they are the example of team oriented basketball. When they were the team that got the whole thing started. They might be the new San Antonio Spurs. Jimmy Butler's a great player, and there's nobody. Who's Tim Duncan, Who's the news? A top five forward in the league leaks history. There's no nobody like that. This is this is something else just putting the drama. On those guys making when you're making teams consecutively frustrated up Withers inviting both with the Bucks and Celtics. That means that you are doing things that they simply aren't willing to do because they're all good, But they're all good basketball players. Nobody came about a nowhere in a seven game series and surprised anybody. That's why they're seven games because you're proving who is the better team. Over all, you could do it on one day. You really can't. You really should be able to do it over a seven game series. Every now and then it happens, but it really shouldn't be that way. So you're supposed to be exposing each other, And I think the heater showing that they're willing to do things that other teams aren't so I say, Yes. That's a shoot. Shoot next. All right Candy after winning Game one of the Western Conference finals last night. The postgame discussion from the Lakers perspective was about Anthony Davis is great game where the Lakers are three wins away from their first finals appearance in a decade. Instead, it was by the MVP voting for Johannes Cooper, one second Kids Second MVP award, and LeBron James finished second, garnering just 16 out of the 101 vote. The worst thing that could ever happen to the Denver Nuggets is that they had not. If you're the Denver Nuggets, you got to look around. Are you serious? Really? He's gonna wait until after the season. Go ahead with the question, you know, could know. Waited a week for that one. So work or shoot the MVP voting was accurate and didn't slight LeBron at all. Oh, that's a that's a word. That is 100% work. I was but a whole statement on it earlier, and I know maybe you were driving in their hickey. I think we're tired of LeBron. In this still goes back, and I don't mean to put everything that Michael, I know you guys were tired of it, but I have to. I think it goes back to that conversation because with Michael Remember, Michael had serious tragedy in his life. America rallied around him. He went, he played baseball. We found that to be interesting. Then he came back way wanted to see could beat Houston he lost when he first came back to Orlando in the playoffs. Could he actually make that team what it was before anyone? Three straight championships? It was interesting and remember, he was playing veterans of Karl Malone and John Stockton. We're trying to get over on him, and that was an incredible team. So it was always fresh with Michael. Because there were guys that were in certain cities that we rooted for and against. We all respected Because Ewing stayed in New York with John Switch with John Starks. You had the Pistons at the very beginning. Isiah Thomas. You had the Utah Jazz, which I just talked about. There were guys who were in places there were their most of their careers have not their entire careers, and these were fights Indiana and Reggie Miller. These were fights and we picked our sides and it was fun now with LeBron he gets this thing started, and we just blame why we don't like basketball anymore on LeBron. And every time we go to pass the torch to somebody else, and the Wii is the media, we is the American sporting public. Even We want to pass the torch to Kevin. Kevin was man enough to take the torches Not way tried to pass the torch to James Harden. That's a big fat no. Same Lillard's fun but same blue. It's never going to get to a finals in Portland that that's a no hate to say it. Who else do we try to do hold it will try to do with science will try to do with Luca. You name? A cavalcade of Johannes Johannes accepted this from his couch last night. No, that's no big fat. No. We have tried to pass the torch of LeBron to so many players, and none of them are is dominating as LeBron or is good for his long he has been a stale storyline of greatness for a lot of us for a long time. What else do I say about the gun? What can I say about the guy? Well, I'm sure he has something to say about his kid getting caught smoking dope on TV yesterday. Called a DOE column yet really old. But that might have something to say about that. Fine. I guess we could. We could try to take shots at him, but that's a little bit greasy. What else? Well, there's the China issue. We could go ahead and take shots at him on that. But on the floor, it's just one milestone that's broke after another. And we're like, Yeah, we get it. LeBron's good. We keep saying it all the time. Yeah, we got it. So we pick other people. It's the most. It's it's the most popular player award. It is not the most valuable anymore next. So, Joe work. I said, I know, I know. Okay? So Joe Burrows Bangles career has got off to a good start so far is the form number one overall pick has thrown for a combined 509 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in his first two games. Well played even well. Enoughto almost almost pull the upset over the Browns on Thursday night. So work or shoot the Bangles won't finish in last place in NFC North this arm. Sorry, a F C North this year That's a work. Would their hair not a good football team? Joe Burrows, a good quarterback. They're not a good football team, and I gotta tell you I don't know if I were throwing the ball 61 times. He listened. He had a good game. Getting his head kicked in. Browns defensive front was all over. I think he's a good quarterback. Very town a quarterback. I don't want to say nasty things about job, Earl. I like Joe Burrow. With 316 yards on 61 attempt. I hope if you're throwing the ball 61 time you're gonna have 316 yards. There's only 5.5 yards per attempt. It's less than 5.5 yards per attempt. It's like 5.1. Hey, I like Joe Burrow a lot, but not even talking about pumping the brakes. Let's just give. Let's give it what it do. But that's all I'm saying. I think that's a work. I think their last place football team still will be a competitive team. It's going to take a couple of years. Next work. Lastly, candy with this one quick. There's been a lot of differences for the major league baseball this season. One of those is expanding posters from 10 to 16 teams or most of these changes just for this year 2020 season. Rob Manfred told The Washington Post that the owners love the expanded postseason and I could be here to stay. Workers Shoot the expended. MLB playoffs actually hurt the sport more than helping. Oh, that's actually a that's actually a work. Would you swerve me there At the end? That's actually work I've advocated for expanding the playoffs a little bit. I didn't think you should have eight teams aside and make that permanent. I think you get a chance to tell more stories. There's more people playing big stages, so you get to do both of those things. I think it leads to more stars. Or people that you're interested in. But it it kills your regular season. You're playing 162 games. For what? Now?.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:04 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"That would do it. He was not a good coach LeBron pumping into Erik Spoelstra. And now he could God by the time If this team completes this like they'll probably I would imagine the lose to LeBron in the finals. You're making a finals run here. You're not Gregg Popovich. And you won't be great Popovich, But I think that Erik Spoelstra's exposing the bread Stevens may very well not be God's gift to coaching basketball the way that some people see it might very well be Erik Spoelstra. Is this one thing to have LeBron in to deal with LeBron? It's a whole other thing to keep that team competitive and keep them on the right track. I mean, they have guys. That you know Jimmy Butler, and there's a lot of people that people don't pay attention to on that team. They pay attention to the Celtics and Tatum. They will pay attention to the heat the way they used to certainly wouldn't I mean, this is this is good team basketball that's being played here, folks. The heat are the example. Boy, This is Thisa might end up being a segment later on in a couple of weeks or so, but they are the example of team oriented basketball. When they were the team that got the whole thing started. They might be the new San Antonio Spurs. Jimmy Butler's a great player, and there's nobody. Who's Tim Duncan, Who's the news? A top five forward in the league leaks history. There's no nobody like that. This is this is something else just putting the drama. On those guys making when you're making teams consecutively, frustrated enough where there's infighting, both with the Bucks and Celtics. That means that you are doing things that they simply aren't willing to do because they're all good, But they're all good basketball players. Nobody came up out of nowhere in a seven game series in surprised anybody. That's why they're seven games because you're proving who is the better team? Over all, you could do it on one day. You really can't. You really should be able to do it over a seven game series. Every now and then it happens, but it really shouldn't be that way. So you're supposed to be exposing each other, And I think the heater showing that they're willing to do things that other teams aren't so I say, Yes. That's a shoot. Shoot next. All right Candy after winning Game one of the Western.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

09:31 min | 2 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Jordanovski joined the conversation. Wherever you get your podcast. They're looking at that at about two minutes. So possession at stake here. 100 to 95 Miami with the lead. Boston looked like they had taken. The mo mentum on a 15 to Miami came back with that 11 1, punctuated by Gorin drug. This has been a consistent theme for the Miami heat. They go down. They never overreact. There's an even tempered nature to them. They keep competing and one of the things Erik Spoelstra told us earlier today. Our guys, sort of. You have some guys who want to duck this moment. They don't like possession. Ballgames are guys meaning the Jimmy Butler's Goran drag bitches. They relish these kinds of situations. Lord Dragons has five straight points and think of the place Jimmy Butler made He followed, according to confirm with the game. 1, 21 32 out of balance. Boston Ball going Boston ball right now. They've got 14 seconds on the shot clock, but to finish that thought the older guys stepped up. Jimmy Butler made that deflection that led to a basket. He came into the lane and found a bio. Inan. Goran Dragic's five straight points 14 on the shot clock. 1 32 on the game clock. Celtics down five front court baseline left inbounds. Marcus Smart. Holden gets it and tried to poked away by Jimmy Butler down the other and Butler leaves it and Crowder puts it in Jimmy Butler in the last four minutes. Delivering for the defensive deflection and a steal again by Jimmy Butler. 13 1 run seven Miami lead 1 20 to go. Jalen Brown Kansas three from the left wing to end the 13 1 run the Boston Celtics within four. Remember the hero three from the last game? That cell right there, Jalen Brown Like that was a monster three. Now you need to stop. Here comes Miami from right to left. Your drug Agim controls with 23 points, working Jason Tatum long arms defending him on the MBA logo. Crowder sets the high screen drugging tried to probe toward the three point line now against Thais takes him inside the line launches from 20 and hits again. Gordon drug. It's big buckets in the fourth quarter gets matched up against the big This time uses the little step back fade away to get the separation from the longer by six. Boston the other way, Marcus Smart underneath nowhere to go. Outside Brown. Another three attempt another big triple hit by Jalen Brown Celtics Within three Jalen Brown refuses to let this one get away. 45 seconds to go in Game two of the Eastern Conference finals. Miami one of four Boston Wanna one drug is taking his time inside a half court. Shot clock. It's 10 35 seconds to go drag it inside. The Ark passes back to Crowder. He's wide open for a three in and out of I a big offensive rebounds with tap to Tyler hero. They waste more time but his past to Jimmy Butler at abounds, who has defended nicely by Jalen Brown. They didn't have to. They would have had to shoot the ball, but careless turnover right there. Tyler hero tries to get it to Jimmy. I'll tell you what wasn't as much the past. I think it could have been caught. Jimmy Butler got one hand on it and couldn't quite come up with it. It was right at the sideline 23.6 seconds shot clock is off three point deficit. Walker right to the three point line gives it up over to Tatum sends it in the corner. Brown for three off, No tipped in the air. Miami's got it on a bike with 10. Seconds to go. Boston has to foul Jalen Brown fouls and it will send back I'm out of bio, but they have one. Get one to get Paul again. Just noticed downstairs by David Guthrie is pointing side in. That was a foul to give the Celtics with 10.6 exposed, taking a time out to remind his guys probably to advance the ball. Also I'll tell you what Jalen Brown just knocked down two threes. Celtics did a really good job. They were very patient. They swung the ball. They got the hot died a pretty good look from the left corner. Not a very good looking all season that has been Jalen Brown shot. He's been excellent for both corners. I just want to replay was better than a pretty good look. They did a really good job swinging it around the perimeter. You got a great look. 23 pointers just a few moments ago missing that one. There could have tied it about Goran Dragic's other than steal by Jimmy Butler, which led to the Crowder layup. It's been all court driving down this down the stretch right now, and it's last to PJ against size against Thais. He makes the three with him in his grill, and he was completely vertical. You've gotta make it over the outstretched arms and then the little fade away. Provider, ESPN Radio Your home for the MBA. We've got Game one of the Western Conference finals tomorrow night. Nuggets Lakers 8 30 Eastern, on your home for the N B, a Finals, ESPN radio and the ESPN at My favorite Mike Malone. Quote today said Way petition the league to see if we could start the Siri's down. 31 save everybody a lot of time there challenges just win one of the first four games, they can win one of the first floor. They're home free. All right, so it's reset here. No one has a foul to give Celtics two timeouts. Miami one Heat 104 Boston 101 10.6 to go. Miami will him down in the front court in the butler. Boston has to foul and now will be wrapped up by Kemba Walker had him trapped there on the far sideline. That was four seconds off, right lot of time in jail was appointed the official like I know this isn't the guy we want to foul, but we've got a foul. You know, it looks like he didn't want to fall. Unfortunately, his teammate command they weren't close enough to get a trap. Jenny, who Something's has done a great job, keeping him off the free throw line. Possession. Only first one rattles home 105101 Miami. Quick substitution Here, guys, Goran, or Excuse me, hero out the defender Derek Jones in with two timeouts remaining four point lead for Miami, 7.4 on the clock and Butler with one more free throws. Make miss timeout advances. We throw on its way and good, too. For Butler timeout Brad Stevens in that kind of night, Jimmy Butler 14 points, most of it at the free throw line. Every starter for the Miami heat in double figures led by drugging 25 out of bio 21 10. And if Boston cannot pull out a miracle here The Miami Heat are 16 0 in franchise history went up two games to none in a Siri's already twice this year, the Celtics to 15 in their long, storied franchise history down to Yeah, I'm not buying history here in the bottle. Everything happens, point that never happened before, but I'll tell you what Brad has excelled since he's committed the lead with that White board in endgame situations and out of bounds plays they didn't actually against. Remember that shot that they lob over the top and they forced him to file but they not only have to score quickly get in, they got to score quickly. Go back to member that out of bounds play that broke it open after the review. We were sitting here talking and lost the ball. Jimmy Butler steals the inbounds pass that really broke their back that defect to defensive plays by Jimmy Butler, 7.4 to go in regulation here in game 2106101. Miami leading Boston Celtics will have a front court left side. Marcus Smart will be the inbound to be handed the ball. He's got it. Five second count is on smart ball overhead passes toward the ridge batted away by Miami. Jae Crowder hasn't with five seconds to go up ahead out of bio, who is circling around trying to avoid Celtics, the horn sounds and the Miami Heat. Are up two games to none on the Celtics, a big comeback victory over Boston just impressive team when I sent it on Game one Miami to me is a team P. J. That is the sum of the collection of its parts. He just went down the line, a double digit scores. It's not old Jimmy Butler all the time. What an impressive start to a Siri's wasn't the older guys. It was the young guys in the first half. That kind of kept him in the game, but down the stretch. Talk about coming into top. Goran drag Ege to veterans. I want to call the old with the two veterans. Goran Dragic's Jimmy Butler made plays that matter. I'll tell you what. Brad Stevens Biggest challenge is not going to be adjustments against his own our exes and Oh's. It's going to be convincing his guys That they could win this. They've had two big leads that little league big leads, and Miami just came back and ripped both of the games away from 14 Point lead early fourth quarter in Game 1 17 point lead in the third quarter in Game two, in about 35 Ft. Tore left Pat Riley, the president of the Heat, enjoying this one. Micky Arison, the team governor just arrived the other day, enjoying Miami of two games to none..

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N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

News, Traffic and Weather

00:15 sec | 2 years ago

N.B.A. Players March in George Floyd Protests

"Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the NBA community is not ready to move on from the outrage after George Floyd died in police custody nearly two weeks ago most research league coaches are looking to use our platform as a way to spread awareness of police brutality and

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The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader

ESPN Daily

05:45 min | 2 years ago

The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader

"So Kevin. In spite of being blown out the other day in Boston the Lakers are still the number one seed in the West and everything is sunshine and rapes around the staple center but a year ago. It felt like there was a storm cloud hanging over the franchise. I had magic Johnson. President Basketball Operations nations stepping down team fired their head coach. Luke Walton and then they chose Frank Vogel as his replacement awesome and there was a perception around here in Los Angeles that it was a pretty uninspired choice right in some ways frank. Vogel is the Ultimate Safety School. So for the Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Arnovitz is an NBA insider for ESPN. They went after Monty Williams former player who has immense amount of respect but at the end of the day he got a much more appealing offer from the Phoenix Suns. Tai Lue was a top choice. Lebron's former coach NBA Championship. Cleveland Cavaliers in two thousand sixteen. And what are the Lakers. Do they offer him a contract that I think it's fair to say was. Maybe not befitting a championship coach. There's sort of a standard now for for what a NBA coach gets in terms of the years in terms of money and this particular contract offer fell far short of that to the point where I think the public certainly the perception within the League was here of the Lakers doing it again. They think they're the Lakers. They have this golden or around them they can just offer championship. Coach is his deals. That don't reflect that pedigree so they don't get money Williams tyler walks not for another job. He just walks and they get Vogel. I used to do a lot of L. A.. Sports Radio and I remember this announcement very vividly. Los Angeles Lakers fans. They were not happy. Happy Kevin in fact they were furious. Vogel I think at the outset was seen as an odd choice for a number of reasons. One one is. The Lakers are the Lakers. And they have traditionally gone after coaches. That are either real brand names or have this royal. LAKER occur bloodline they are part of the Laker family. So here comes Vogel who is coming off. Two year stint in Orlando where he lost twice as many games as he won one could say no fault of his own. It was it was a young mismatch roster of players. But he doesn't have a brand name he looks like an accountant announced he's never played in the NBA before so he doesn't bring with him. The story playing career so for a fan base and a franchise. That's always been very brand obsessed. Why are you getting this off? Brand coach was very much. I think the perception an off Branko. Now I'm imagining frank. Vogel at the Grocery store he's like the generic. I Love Kirkland. I I think that sets up this story very well because you great value. Oh you use the Kirkland of coaches and of course. The Lakers are widely perceived as his ex hyper glamorous NBA franchise in particular with Lebron James. They're going into an off season in which they're going to be trying to get free agents. This is before the trade for Anthony Davis and here comes maybe the least glamorous coach forget fans for a second just people inside the game fifteen choices of who is going to be. The next Lakers head coach. I don't I don't know that Frank Vogel would have been on one ballot. I'm not saying Bogle can't coach Lebron's right that's different. So how did he get start. Frank Vogel got his start by by being a pest he was division three point guard for a genie out of college and he became obsessed with Kentucky basketball when he was at home on winter. Break when you're watching that famous Duke Kentucky lightning later catches He decides I want to be part a big time college basketball. He's going to leave his division three school. He writes letters to the staff at Kentucky including Rick Pitino and they basically send back a form letter. Thank you for your interest. This is in the mid nineties so he decides. I'm just going to drop out of my college enroll at Kentucky. I'm GONNA drive there. Basically without an invitation nation. And I'm just going to hang around the facility. Whatever anything I can do to get inside volunteer? Whatever they need and little by little sure enough he hangs around enough due to the point? Where Jim O'Brien who was assistant to Rick Pitino said Okay Okay? We'll we have the video room. which at the time video rooms have become like the very sexy place to get your start as a coach? Now Erik Spoelstra Mike Putin Holzer Dave Fidel but back then it was still kind of a newish thing and so he just camped out in the video room and essentially became one of the best young video coordinators in all of basketball and to the point when when Pitino went to the Celtics they ultimately brought. Frank Vogel Oh go along with them. And then when O'Brien took over he promoted him again and so little by little. He's sort of the He's the kind of the little engine that could of basketball. So he dollars. O'Brien to Indianapolis. And that's where he gets his first shot as head coach. How does that go right? He gets to the Fr- what we call. The Front of the bench comes a top assistant in an Indiana Under Jim O'Brien O'Brien gets fired and Vogel's the next Guy Up Larry Bird actually ask Joe. Brian looked this. Guy's really loyal to you. Do you think you take the job. and Jim O'Brien profane. Lee said absolutely

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Butler has triple-double, Heat beat Raptors 121-110 in OT

After Hours With Amy Lawrence

00:28 sec | 2 years ago

Butler has triple-double, Heat beat Raptors 121-110 in OT

"Of Erik Spoelstra talking about the Miami Heat beating the raptors in Toronto handing them their first home loss of the year in doing it in overtime Jimmy Butler triple double twenty two points thirteen rebounds twelve assists but how about stepping off when they got to the extra period he scored eight consecutive points in the first minute of overtime to drive the heat to pass the raptors the call with Mike English called the with Mike English on the Miami Heat radio

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

KTKR 760AM

12:14 min | 3 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

"Capitol NA member FDIC, what he got over there. So it's the thirty four th anniversary of Fletch is release. So we wanna know what's the best Chevy Chase movie Fletch nine percent vacation twenty three percent Caddyshack twenty nine percent. Christmas vacation thirty nine. Wow. Phone lines lit as well, because they'll to four suggested funny farm, which I walked out on that people want to chime in on the movies that they've walked out on, but at any rate, we, we turn to our phone lines right now. And he is a seventeenth head coach in Michigan men, men's basketball history, also happens to be a man who played nineteen seasons in the NBA, two time NBA champion who also was a member of the famed fab five at my alma mater at Michigan. He is Juwan Howard. How are you? Coach doa great man. I'm doing great. How are you doing that for talking to you? I can't tell you how happy I am and watch the emotion. You had yesterday. It was just incredible. What walk me through what you think? And if you don't mind coach throttle minded, all man. I'm a man to admit that I did cry like a baby because of the fact that, you know, this is a special moment for me. Have a chance to come back to my alma mater, and coach at a school that I truly enjoyed love, they had a big impact on my life growing up to help me the moat me into the man I am today. And you know this going to university of Michigan spend time on his campus. Getting the chance to meet people, and grow learn how to navigate your weight through life. Michigan teacher every all that stuff and some. So when I reflect back on all been through to get to this point, why today can help but to get a motion because I worked streaming heart prepare myself a moment like this. And now to have a guy like president Mark as well as ward, manuals, trust and believe in me to give me this chance and opportunity, you know, it was just a touchy moment. Well, I mean, it's, it's not just, you know, you preparing for the moment as a coach the moment in time as well that you're arriving is remarkable as well where John B line after a very successful run shocks of bunch of us in the in the fan base by leaving. And then also what you read. Represent in terms of bringing everybody together after what happened with the fab five it kind of is, you've got a lot of responsibility outside of the Xs and os, it seems John do you feel that? You know, I'm I'm bracing responsibilities. I am price Bana leader. I embrace trying to find ways to just help you know, bringing getting the gaps aware wherever the whole are to tell help try to fill those holes, you know, about ways been a kind of person that never looked at it. I we family, and that's something that this university, always represent something that always learn that growing up in a household where my grandmother and mom and dad in a part of my life could help mo- me to individual that cared about people. So if that's what we have to find ways to figure out how to compass those goals, and seeing where we can just help build relationships and keep relationship going. I'll definitely get into full front on the front line and try to help it make all possible. Well, let's put a pin, I guess, in that part of the converse. Station. I wanna talk about your journey as a coach and who, who has influenced you the most on that front as a coach as a coach Steve Fisher has been a big influence on my life. I was also had to Erik Spoelstra. Working for Eric, for last six years learning how to be a leader. Learn how to be a game manager learning how to of course. Spire others with my work ethic, also learned a lot, having that growth mindset. Also had to add on that list, Pat. Riley, a guy who I respect a lot. I had a ton of success as a player also as a coach and general manager and president in the NBA sitting there learning from him being like a sponge and just picking his brain things, and, and my coast, effective. He's also been a giving person and helping a young guy like myself of had a coach like Jeff Van Gundy, who I learned a lot from hard, worker, grinder basketball mind basketball genius. A lot of coaches that I played for him. May always be able to take something from and use the try to help you these, these young men become in. Have you connected with beyond has be lying called you? Okay. What was that conversation like, well, I reached out to be live. I, I, I wanted to congratulate him on the job with the Cleveland Cavaliers, we all know guys are basketball genius to and he's also a grinder. Smart men, can develop can teach like no other also, you know, we always seen how everything blossom when he touched something. So we talked about, you know, Michigan, we've always had relationship where he knows that, you know, always wanted to become a better coach. So I'll come here like every some awhile line was coaching at Michigan and sit down. We'll just talk basketball. We also talk about like and always look that s an advisor but more pointers mentor, because he's had so much basketball experiencing head coaching any I just wanna collegiate level, but also high school. So I was always trying to figure out ways to just learn from him. He's been so supportive of this new adventure, that I'm not a venture skinny, but new opportunity that I am now been embraced in well, he he's always been remarkable in bringing in kids, who aren't the so called five star recruits and holding them in getting them better from game one. And then obviously needing them to be cohesive, and his best, they possibly can in the month of March, and hopefully April he would always do that. Are you going to go after the five star recruits that be line usually stayed away from John? Well, go out to talent if you to start three star four star five star. Yeah. I'm looking at. I'm definitely going to see, you know, which are the best players that would help fit the culture that Michigan has always had and give us the best chance to Noli win on court, but also continue to. Do all the great things off the court the represent the university like always been because this this, you know. State Michigan, as you know, is a beautiful city armor, is beautiful city. So I would love to have, you know, if you come on. Star doesn't matter. Where would you that kid fits into our system, what we do and how we wanna play? And how is that? How will that differ? Do you think from from what be line was putting out on the floor beeline did amazing job of been able to maximize and develop kids to a point where, you know, look at it? I'm not sure how many players has been drafted. An NBA potentially will be drafted this year. Three guys left as we all know that three guys in the draft as we speak. No Iggy Jordan, as well as Charles. Which I hope they all three get drafted, and I'll like to see all three, you know, have much session MBA. Yeah. I mean Mullah Wagner got drafted right here in Los Angeles. And you know very well the guy who drafted him, is it true? Did you interview for the Laker job with rob Pelinka before everything happened with Michigan? John did that happen. Yes, that's true. I interview for Laker job. We had a really good meeting. And I think rob is just phenomenal GM think he's chose the right man moving forward. Frank bulbs, a great coach. Sure you can do a great job there. What was it like interviewing for your job? And your when you're former teammates is on the other side of the table was that special feeling because, you know, spent two years, rob. And you know, watching him at university of Michigan, and how you operated, he was smart guy, you know, in classroom hick sailed, on the business level, when he worked for a company like CA, I believe. No, I'm sorry. It was aren't tell them. Yes. Yes. Before are sold it to CA. And then, from there now to be the GM Lakers. Rob is he's a man and he's earned it. So do you want out a few minutes left with Juwan Howard, Michigan head coach on the rich Eisen show here? And then okay. Let's get to the fed five of it. All you talked yesterday at the. At the press conference about restoring banner's obviously, you wanna hang one of your own championship better. Get totally understand, restoring the banners that were taken down from your tenure playing there is that is that already on the table with with ward manual in the school. Have you discussed that John? We haven't discussed at day one. But that's one of the things that we're definitely going to sit out talk about like see it happen someday. Excuse me. I'll like happen someday soon. I'm sure a lot of do was great years, some years where, you know some not justify but all the guys that was a part of that run. Can invade that day possible on ninety two and ninety three AA championship? Having a chance to compete against Duke. A first year came up short, then a second year to repeat and go back and play against Carolina lose that game. But that was a lot of hard work sweat, tears, put into those years. And then a follow behind that. We were want possession away in nineteen Ninety-three at the Chris Webber had declared himself for the NBA draft. And with the number one pick that year the four of us myself. Jalen Jimmy Ray went to lead eight loss to Arkansas team that went on and won a championship but we want possession way going back to the final four game. We put in a lot of great years here at this university representatives university like by champs. Well, we had jail and on our number one, John. And, and he he was talking about how you're hiring makes the peace between the fab five and the school that may be needed to be made earlier or not that, that, that is now history, the mere fact that you have been placed in such a important role and position at a very important juncture, obviously would be line leaving that, that, that is now done. Would you agree with that assessment? And it's a beautiful tie right now. And Jalen knows how special this moment is for me and my family and, you know, he knows that I'm going to do whatever I can to represent his university try to continue the winning.

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"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

03:58 min | 3 years ago

"erik spoelstra" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

"All there's a couple of times where it's become public where we've seen it again, all those are normal things. Right. I mean in a lock room. I'm sure you've seen it firsthand. Plenty of time you see guys. Take on bridge. The things that coaches say sometimes it'll be like, I don't agree with what you said. Sometimes it'll be wait. Why are you putting out me? But you won't call out boy wonder over here who was the same thing wonderboy, you know. So that's a shack called weighed when he wanted to get out of Phoenix, basically, Ricky, you're going to let them do that to wonderboy over there wanting to take you minutes, I'll tell you agreed three off air. But, but the funny thing is or the funny thing that the difference here is that Luke standing within organization is not rock solid. Correct. Right. That's what makes this different right? If it were anywhere else. It wouldn't be a story or or if it were story story about how develop McGee and land Stevenson aren't going to be available for the next game. Right. But the problem is because of a magic, and rob Pelinka weren't the people who hired him and haven't been his most vocal cheerleaders. And then LeBron doing the LeBron thing over the last couple of weeks or so. Makes it a tenuous environment. The thing I always point out. There's no such thing as a strong coaching MBA ever will be a strong. This wouldn't happen. A pup suck as Papa strong and guys are afraid of pop is because they know the organization backs is dude one hundred percent everybody who makes it who means something who matters in this organization. Make sure the his employment is secure, right? And so I can't win that fight. You can't beat city hall as they say. Lebron found that out about Erik Spoelstra early in his Miami tenure the going Pat Riley said do you ever get the itch, right? And so the difference here is he doesn't have that. Backing no because he doesn't have that backing makes them vulnerable and players in the locker room could smell it. When a guy doesn't have the power to things, I think they're important here. The first one you're talking about it's like the Spurs. Not only do they have the back. They're not gonna bring in four guys that we all sit here in July and go, well that's gonna be weird. Yeah. Right. They might have one might bring one guy into our culture, the culture, invalid whatever, but they don't do four. And so you get that. And then like this is why when people talk about you can't make that trick hold on the capsule. He might sign here with Anthony Davis. You've got to build a team. Yes. At some point hundred percent on this for so many years a bunch of guys on one year contracts. You'll bunch of young players who are expecting get traded or maybe not or going to be stars. Or maybe asked to be the. You got to build a team at some point. And this is the residue that you get when you have year after year of uncertainty. The other issue is is that what happens is when you have a story like that. And the Lakers, by the way pushback on it said, basically what we said, which is these things happen all the time. It's over hyped, whatever. And they do they do have all the time. But again doesn't mean it's not insignificant. Okay. Or excuse me. It doesn't mean that. It's just insignificant. Where I draw the line is when people take the leap and say Luke is losing the locker room. And we've had some of that like there's some hot take artists that will go in that direction that's draw the line because you know, what? I don't think any of this stuff has been fair to Walton. Absolutely not all agree that losing, Michael Beasley does not mean losing the locker. Danville mckeon. Here by the way on wasn't even involve lands on Instagram said, I wasn't even vote at all. I was having a lot of fun. Actually, you know. So, but you're right. They're playing. Terrible lead to make is just a terrible leap to make people make that leap automatic. But again, they make the leap not in a vacuum. They make the leap knowing those other things right slot in the wall. But for one thing that the most important name to me and that sorta resign Rondo apart. And that's a do..

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Erik Spoelstra, Lakers and Kentucky discussed on WBZ Morning News

WBZ Morning News

01:07 min | 4 years ago

Erik Spoelstra, Lakers and Kentucky discussed on WBZ Morning News

"Homestand with the rangers tonight seven fifteen at water rodriguez will post mike minor on the mound boston still holds a two game lead on new york for the best record in the east the yankees edge the blue jays to one in ten innings mlb all star game a week from tomorrow in dc the red sox be well represented boston one of three teams with five also stars houston and cleveland are the others mookie betts and jd martinez will start for the american league squad moreland is reserved chris sale and craig kimbrel earn spots benintendi one of five players eligible for the final fan vote online celtics hornets tonight and summer league play in las vegas that's seven o'clock cs great frank ramsey passed away yesterday he was eighty six ramsey won seven championships with boston was an all american at kentucky cavaliers coach tyron lou will have breakfast with lakers coach luke walton this morning to discuss what it's like coaching lebron james or getting coached by lebron james depending on how you want to look at it well also reached out james old coach erik spoelstra in miami also kevin na one at the greenbrier nineteen under total good for five stroke win adam kaufman.

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