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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

15:31 min | 3 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Fifth Column

"And things got out of whack or franchises overvalued guys you never heard over making hundreds of millions of dollars and so for a while. I'm looking at this and I'm wondering man's you know maybe the players maybe the players actually for the first time. Have the edge on the owners. The owners have all these liabilities. Carnival is run by Micky Arison. Who owns that business? A little bit precarious right now. Children for Shida. Who owns the rockets? It's all restaurants casinos and hotels. He's out taken loans at thirteen percent interest on wondering he might be more desperate than the players so but then shifted back the other way. It seems like the players have finally got bored and the thing that scared them. Is that if it all halts. If there is no season they're going to have to crack. Open the collective bargaining agreement and renegotiate. Damn thing on raptor nods. Don't be going to happened not so favorable terms so plain risking their health the NBA players or perhaps for stalling. That not having the whole damn thing renegotiated and hey athletes are optimists man. That's what I've learned being around. Athletes are optimists. They don't think anything's GONNA happen to them of the right precautions or are made a if if they if they are the NBA. Could I don't know line the perimeter of Walter Dizzy robot the alligators or whatever. I don't know I'm not sure but They I think that there's a will there's a will where there's a woman is away the NBA dragged. Its feet for a while. But there's there's a lot of there's a lot of impetus to get this done and take on the risk just to put a button on and asked the question because I think the story itself is indicative of what so many companies and industries are going through trying to figure out a way for there to actually be life after this pandemic and not even after this pandemic in the midst of this pandemic realizing to quote Rick Pitino There's no vaccine common. Jonas Salk ain't walking through that door is what the realize they're they're going to have to take risks. That's how it's going to be but they're also realizing with with each passing day especially in their industry even more than ours the number of people under the age of thirty five or forty which means all professional athletes for the most part Who get this let alone get sick with it. It's vanishingly small hobble that I don't think baseball has so I look at this. It seems feasible. Yes it seems feasible that they could pull this off. Disneyworld in it could work but as far as the resumption of basketball as we've known it that looks harder to do than with baseball which. I mean I've covered some baseball games. His media it was luxuriating and the vast expanse of space and being outdoors in the clubhouse is gigantic. And even the dugouts outside. Everything's outside which is why. Maybe when they did that study and tested everybody in baseball. Maybe that's why the scientists was surprised. People have the Cova. Antibodies now with basketball basketball players. It's like a super spreader. Event the way traditionally go where I mean. They are the the focus of the teams. Do everything for them. So all they have to focus on his basketball so that means people are constantly coming into contact with them. Your your socks. Here's this year's that here's the massage. They all eat out of Out of a big buffet trae after the Games and they all are meeting with tons of people. It's all very compact. There's a coach's locker room. Yeah INDOORS DOORS ON THE ROAD. Locker room all doors. The road locker room is always shitty sometimes. The whole locker room is spacious but you stick the road team with the bad locker room. And not only that for the coaches who are older. There's a little coach's locker room. That's Jason Locker Room and these were all built before the coaching staffs exploded expanded Like the administrative function of universities. And so you've got a clown car situation but with these old men up against each other it is. I mean it was not surprising to me that the NBA was the first sport to have guys come down with the corona virus. So yeah in the short term I think the season cal can be salvaged In the long term. That's going to be a very difficult to make. Yeah I've I've I've very much around their perspective that this is unlikely to be over in two years in any sort of meaningful sense. We have some sort of breakthrough and we find our way to a treatment and becomes widely available in something like twelve months. But this is this is likely to be a thing for the foreseeable future. And to the extent there are sort of islands that managed to contain things for a while. It's the only way to continue to have those things be contained is the turn yourself into a bolt and now allow anyone else to come in. This is this is life and as such the resumption of life and the uncomfortable difficult dangerous but necessary inevitable process of trying to figure out how to live life under these constraints. I mean we. We simply have to. We don't have a choice. The the lockdowns just like the the league stopping play. They inevitably have to end. There's a point at which people are overwhelmed by their circumstances in their eighties and the food shortages that were starting to see onto slightly not much transition. But to to broaden the conversation. Today I was reading a piece about the incredible food. Shortages that are starting to materialize. Internationally in many of those who shortages aren't merely. Oh people aren't out working anymore. It was in many cases. The protectionist measures that various countries were taking buying up foodstuffs or prohibiting the sale of other sorts of foodstuffs and the exportation of foodstuffs. They thought they might need. Which of course has screwed up prices but it also means that there are these surpluses of stuff that are rotting in many instances and not being eaten so we have a massive screwed up system. Prices are starting to go up where there's plenty of food and materials in many cases that is rotting or as in the wrong place and simultaneously. We're trying to tell people not to work. It's hard and complicated and disastrous. And I do wish we had a good basketball game to distract. That's the last dance thing right. Like is absolutely escapist entertainment. I've been happy to see on our local mets station here in New York that they've been playing the one thousand nine hundred six National League Championship series which like all playoff series in nineteen eighty. Six was incredible. Like even to the that you've forgotten about it. I'm an angels fan so talking about nineteen eighty six is is grievous and we will stop very soon but like It's a phenomenally interesting thing. It's great to watch and I like time my washing the dishes at night so that I can see you know Mike Scott Versus Dwight. Gooden all over again. It's it's that great but that's fast answer Meal Cheer Point a little bit like our comrade. I Anthony Fisher tweeted out a a wired story that came out today. That was basically making the argument. That look dude. Kids aren't getting it. Kids aren't spreading it. They're absolutely not even spreading it to their own families open damn schools right which they're starting to do in Europe. They're not even really contemplating yet in America and they should. It's actually it's actually been at the end of the list of things that they plan to well in New York for some time. They didn't they didn't realize suspect they'll be changing that they didn't really talk about it too much in the article itself but like part of the reason is that. New York lagged everybody including the schools and then got the biggest case. Load like it's New York New York epidemic. It has been in America. So that's also part of the perception of these things but anyways like It's clear to me at this point that being outdoors being a baseball being a left fielder right. Now you're just not really all that at that much risk maybe in the clubhouse watch the air conditioning but like go outside people like California has been telling people you know you. Can you can go on a beach but you have to be. You can't sit down and you have to wear a mask and be six feet away from people like that's not listeners to this podcast will know that. I- among our group has been the most worried about this in the most thinking that you know the horrible things are going to happen in the future. But that's just insane like this stuff is not being spread in the open air in the sunlight between people who might be passing by one another trans gently so we have to start thinking. Dave Grohl had a great piece. The drummer of Nirvana and the singer. Foo fighters had a great piece in the Atlantic That didn't really talk about policy. He was just like we're going to do music again. Because we have to. At some point you're going be in a place eighty thousand people or whatever whatever your number is and just because that's we do this so Camille we're going to be fought for two years until we get a vaccine. I sure but were for longer but for professional sports will open in the meantime because we can't not have it we can't just can't not have it like the NBA will happen in empty. Arenas in Las Vegas and they will figure out an air conditioning system for the shitty coach. Joseph Jerry Tarquini will come in like sneeze on everybody but they're going to figure that out because like those dudes need to do something right. Like I'm I'm John. This you're telling me I can't play for you. Janice play right now actually dribble twice and dunk across the court right now. So are you telling me he can't play fuck you. I'm going to play so I'll be going to figure it out I. I should hope so. I should hope so. I don't think outdoor basketball is feasible. They tried that a few times in Phoenix. And it just doesn't really work so hopefully they can get. I mean we're going to learn some things you'll learn some things. I know the NBA Ellen. Australia tried a families finals and they gave up halfway and Andrew. Bogut of the teams was telling me that not fans it really hurt the TV resignation. You wouldn't you think why not Rucker Pars with why not Rucker Park. That's pretty good. You could work. I mean and also to show up. Seize actually the playground legends. Your Fun Right. Yes yes. There are some existing twenty year old playground dudes who could come out and duck on somebody who risk their lives for the opportunity. I have lots of good ideas. I don't understand if a rebroadcasting all of these old games. Why aren't we doing it mystery Science Sawyer? Three thousand style. Like I want Lebron and Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony talking about the game throwing shit at the screen. Give me that like show me that on opposite sides of the last dance. Oh yeah this weekend. Espn why aren't I calling the shots? That's it could navigate in that or other thing. And I I hesitate even broach it because I used to work for. Espn and they're allow talented people. There but yeah. A lot of the broadcast Ideas that have come out of their Their presentation of games it's perhaps left something to be desired versus the NBA with the Gravitas You know ESPN it. Seems like a lot of what happens? Revolves around a talk shows because as Ben Thompson at strategic a theorized You know they don't make money off selling the Games is they pay so much. Tv rights they make money off these super cheap talk shows were the Gabba about the games so that becomes the focus. But Yeah Man I'll point you appoint you head of MBA programming. That's that's fine for me. No skin off my nose. Great Idea Yeah. I could save the League. That Camille that there's some Tv rights bullshit associated with this right. Because I've thought this for a long time like you should not just have Archived broadcasts but like even current ones. You should have like a channel two of that rock in the same game but instead of having the usual people you have like a stone was just going and you have someone who knows nothing about the sport but just likes to see a man's ass entice or whatever you know it just judging people on to`real grounds to be fun wouldn't WanNa Watch that. Staten Jerry has plus my misery of chance. You does that. Yeah it's gotTa Be Youtube style to You. Got To speed up the game like you can't. It's gotTa be mostly highlights mostly dunks in fast breaks. And it's got to be that it just like fighting the viruses were did. They tried doing a the players playing to K. Against one another and I don't think anybody really cared or I'm too old to know people did care but that wasn't a big hit. They try to horse and try to zoom nurse. You people didn't really want froze mystery science theater. That idea has promised they wanted. They want that they want that. Yeah they want that they want that. Maybe I should cut this out of pocket giving away for Free. But listen honestly. That's my least good idea. And it's a great idea. I hope you're so Ethan I WANNA talk to your book. Were those Golden State Warriors to last dynasty. Given the way that you talked about how you know the Anthony Davis of the world not just blow up their own contracts there teams in their own cities but then quit on the job and I'm glad that he quit. Went the Lakers. Because so Lakers be- good again but like It's still kinda sucks and it. It makes everything sort of short term. And and there's the constant re assemblages of big threes or twos everywhere as opposed to kind of programs that are built the warriors.

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

15:32 min | 3 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Fifth Column

"It's sports. It's sports do you. Kind of book to Hawk Come. We're trying to keep you safe honestly if you live in our. Let's do that I am. I'm fine with you getting political. In fact you've you've written some very good things. You've written plenty of very good things but one thing that I'm confident. I've mentioned on the podcasts in the past but I would endorse again suggest. People go find at the Athletic. Which means you're GONNA need a subscription people so that you can actually read. This is a great piece that you wrote about the Golden State Warriors and particularly coach. Steve Kerr and his comments or non comments about China which at the beginning of the NBA season yes this NBA season which began twenty two centuries ago. There was that whole controversy actually just before the season began therapy of the rockets who tweeted stand with Hong Kong on Chinese took offense and of course did a great many things including making it look like they were GonNa play any of these. Nba Exhibition Games which were scheduled at the time You had a great piece to putting things into context in a way that I really didn't see anyone else doing. Thank you for saying that and the update on that situation. Is it costs. Yamba of millions of dollars really only the beginning of a very bad year for the back. Yeah Yeah Yeah. They're fairly. They're fairly money starved. Now with the season being halted and I do wonder I do wonder how much what would the price for the Houston Rockets to fire Darrow? Maury to just get some of the money coming back into the SPIGOT because it did start. It did start in a bad way. It did cost them a lot of money. I don't know if we recap the situation for the listeners. Since it was a few months ago but to set the scene. Yes Daryl Morey he. He did that tweet In supportive in support of Hong Kong tweeting. A picture in the response was so disproportionate. Not only did the Chinese government and their business interests make a threat. They really made good on the threat and there has been some signaling that for them to ever resume relations with the NBA. He's gotTa go the General Manager for those who don't know the guy who makes trades trades players whatnot. And he's he's somebody who's a big deal like he's not just an obscure guy in the NBA. He has like the Billy Bean. Moneyball Guy He's gotta go for the relationship to resume and that could put the NBA in a tricky position. Going forward. Because you have a lot of you've got a lot of owners who've lost a lot of money. They're desperate and I think if China ever wanted to resume the relationship they would jump at the chance but now now it's a situation where a lot of the a lot of the American sports fans didn't love China's position on it didn't love the idea and Hey China far more now it's one thing win with China's fucking Madero. It's another thing. Would maybe blame them for your grandmother. Diet. It's like a different thing. It's different thing so that could be a hard choice horizon. You said. Resume the relationship. What is the status of the? Nba's relationship with China out because before there was a massive deal there with respect to television rights in all kinds of other stuff. What's the status of the relationship between the Chinese will between China and the NBA China's effectively? Put It on hold and the NBA has really just had their hands out for a while waiting hoping they change their minds and I think he's been sucking up to them in many ways. And maybe you would think that's at the All Star game for instance in February when they they had a bunch of Wuhan Strong Hashtag Wuhan strong on the Jumbotron and Whatnot Adam. Silver the commissioner of the NBA is going on about China in his yearly. All Star game press conference and saying how do we help? We just WANNA help like when there's an earthquake in Haiti as though as well the nation of China needs the NBA to really help it this. This you know Goliath you know it's absurd but it just seems like the NBA wants to get back to the way things were they wanna get back to the way things were were. They got an easy check. They had this emerging market. Were it all worked out quite nicely because the way the timing goes. It's like a breakfast program in China up a little bit like how soccer is here and you have potentially more fans over there to grow that that what is the embedded growth principle that you're trying to just grow all the time that's where the opportunity is and it really freaks. The owners out of freaks a lot of the people there are a lot of teams have been recently bought by people under the assumption that this thing would just keep growing and growing and growing. And if there's no growth in China that's not the case and your asset is not worth nearly what you paid for it so it is a very tricky situation for the NBA. But I would argue. It's one you know it's one. They deserve they deserve it. They got greedy. They took the right off the ball stateside popularity of the NBA in the United States has been declining as they've been out trying to pump it up elsewhere and now they're a little bit stop me. Yeah the radiance. Precipitously declined of late. That became a big story. This season this year but there was a somewhat of flatness. We're going to probably talk about last. Dance the Michael Jordan documentary but mean that was the apogee Michael Jordan game. Six nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight in. Utah is the most watched. Nba game ever and the you know the League is not nearly as ocular and you could say yeah well there are so many more channels now and there are so many more things to do and that's true but if you look at the NFL's radiance they've only games. They've only gained their super bowl is watched by. I don't know maybe twenty million more people as it was in one thousand nine ninety eight whereas the NBA has lost about ten million viewers from just an absolute peak finals. What it would be. It's funny runs Contra. This favored narrative. There's something weird about the NBA. Where the people in. My business almost act as boosters. We're always kind of pumping it up and we're saying it's so relevant an MBA twitter and everybody's talking about it on social media and meanwhile you know in terms of just the real tangible metrics. You're not seeing that popularity in the United States and you have to wonder if some of that is because the NBA has been so focused abroad and not focused on growing the game at all. Well just to jump in since I'm talking to someone. A who just dropped a book about the Golden State Warriors. And be who hates steph curry with every ounce of his desiccated soul and is patterned his life except for the China. Bits around Lebron James here so like those are the two dominant entities in the sport over the last half decade. Probably a little bit longer somehow. This wasn't compelling because usually the classic interpretation of the NBA is as they said in the last episode of the last dance or one of the last ones from last weekend. You know magic and bird safe the game and then Jordan sent it into the stratosphere made of this international thing And so after all of this kind process what did the warriors and Lebron do it. Would you would think that. That's a pretty compelling story line there you have. You have hero ball. Who like goes the finals? No matter what is team is against this incredibly. I think compelling interestingly playing group of people that that Camille hates but that would like poop play objectively beautiful basketball on their best days but yet that wasn't compelling and more that is just a long arc of declined that they didn't really change the rates. It's more the long arc because people were more compelled relatively by those storylines by those teams versus the other teams. It's more that you've got a long arc of decline and you're not seeing say in Atlanta. A love for the Hawks be nearly what it was In the Nineteen. He's in for for all the other teams and then there's been this recent. I don't know what else to call it. I guess to sound like south like we're so it's almost got a little too crazy where it's become. It's become very obvious that the players don't give a shit about their teeth. That was always kind of true to a certain extent our kind of now. We're seeing it and there have been economic forces that have made it more obvious. The owners for instance always wanted shorter contracts. They didn't WANNA sign a guy to a really long contract and be locked into that. And so there our liberty for security trade off so they changed the collective bargaining agreement to make the contract shorter not anticipating that. What would happen is that suddenly? The superstars would have immense leverage over them and they would change teams in rapid succession. And so you don't have those fear radically organic relationships you know. You don't have the noble lie that we need for the sport to be very popular that these guys just love it in the city. And they're gonNA play their whole career or the vast majority of their rear gear. Suddenly you've got situations like Kawhi Leonard. Winning the championship with the Raptors team. The Ed out of gotten too. Because he demanded a trade from the spurs and then he turns around and signs with the Los Angeles Clippers. And we don't really think he gives too much of a shed about his teammates. They don't care about him. Paul George Superstars on whatever team is on by now. Lebron James went to Los Angeles I don't think anybody thinks it's because of some loved for l. a. But it's too Chases film career? All of these in isolation are fine but I think it reaches a critical mass where it just seems very mercenary and it's teams to be having drag on the popularity. Perhaps the China situation hurt them as well and didn't look grade. Either where Lebron James's Scolding Daryl Morey and nobody nobody. Nobody dares criticize China dares criticize using pain for this insane punishment of the NBA whereas they see fit to have lectures some which might either right. Lectures the correct lectures on American politics. All of this is just forming. A kind of stall that seems to be turn viewers off you. Use The word mercenary. Yeah the word. Corporate was floating around in my head and it is certainly the case that when I watch the last dance which we'll talk about. Maybe we'll just organically get there and when I think about the NBA. Today and the way teams are made and that that czar circumstance where Kawai leaves a team that he just WanNa Championship for to go play in La and constituted new team where he's playing with different friends It it definitely feels fundamentally different the contempt. That like Michael Jordan has for Isaiah Thomas the way he derisively laughs at the gloves Gary Payton when he's musing about how he thought he might be getting into Jordan's head. He thought he might have been wearing him down in Jordan. Just ice cold says the glove but didn't have any problem with the glove. There's no sense that there are. Those agents city does is like Clyde Drexler Twenty five best players one of the five best players at that position probably ever and she was like Nah and he was actually right like birds Jordan now but yet but two meals point like the absolute visceral burning hatred is also part of sports and competition right and I don't know who has it for anybody right now the NBA. Well there are resentment some beefs but the beefs even seemed to be corporate. The tension between Lebron Steph. Sort of seems like a corporate beef. I mean are they competing for titles? That's the problem or you know it's kind of my turn fucking up my Jersey sales. It feels like it's more than former. I'm sure the resentment between Lebron and staff extends beyond the mere corporate but yes it is rooted in that specifically sneakers. I mean that was huge Steph for a moment was on the rise with under our Ed He was. I mean I think there was some call a can't remember. It was Morgan Stanley. Perhaps saying that he could be worth fourteen billion dollars under armour. She has a sneaker salesman when he was on his rise in Twenty fifteen to twenty sixteen and the warriors were on their way to seventy-three winds. Because that's how crazy the sneaker businesses. It's it's young men just doing a physical act that can swing billions of dollars billions and billions of dollars build companies. You could make the argument. That Michael Jordan was as influential if not more so to making Nike. What it is that Steve? Jobs was making apple absolutely. And that's it. Yeah that's that's that's the game. That's what it is and Steph was on that Jack -Tory Lebron the heir apparent Jordan but never coming close to status sneaker salesman and then suddenly there was this there was this encroachment and it was something that they know about they obsess about and ultimately staff. You know losing his shoes getting mocked without some choose already in the special thing game asunder by by my book by my book. Whatever it's in there but That stuff is what they think about. I mean the hoosier employer is a legitimate question who is the real employer of the NBA. Player I mean. Lebron is on what his fourth team. He's been with team Nike since he was a teenager. And he signed a lifetime deal and they promised to pay him way more after he retires. Michael Jordan makes over one hundred million dollars every year from Nike still. Yes Yeah Oh yeah. More Jordan's are still can't is isn't it fair to say that? Jordan is still this many years removed from his third retirement the most prominent individual in the basketball universe far the cultural impact. The conversation almost always finds its way back to Jordan. You need like a Godwin's law for that long. A basketball conversation. Who Go on arrives back at Michael Jordan is can that be communal until two months ago it could get good lasts a few minutes but no more? I mean I'd talk a little bit if you will about like the kind of cultural impact or just like or even your take as someone who's watching this. Who KNOWS STEVE? Kerr obviously pretty well and and the kind of coaching tree. That comes out of a Phil Jackson. What's your impressions as this phenomena of the last dance which I have loved? I've watched it. I have my beefs with which I'm sure we'll get to but like what. What does that look like from your perspective? So it is Michael Jordan propaganda. I mean that's number. One is a producer of it. But guess what I still. What Michael Jordan propaganda? I want somebody seven year..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

06:01 min | 4 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Into something of an emotional leader and obviously it wasn't that way with Kerr, even though ironically his career flourished under correct, but you have to remember it flourished because David Lee got hurt and training camp and curse for season, so and so and so draymond got the shot. It's never been an instance where. Steve Kerr polls Ramana Sidon says I believe in you more than anybody else, and so you're you go you all. It was moved just circumstantial, and so there's just always been a fraud dynamic there between Kerlin between Jerry mop covering dynasty I would imagine far more highs than lows of you leave the arena with a win. People are in good moods was there ever a stretch when it was not as a? A elevated it not as fun where it was intense was it was it for you during the K. D., and you public spat or at the press conference. He said you don't know me. You don't know what makes me happy and he was talking to you. was that the ugly moment and week a or were there times that it was? It was not burdensome, but difficult to cover a star-studded dynasty. Yeah, it was all of those things and I'll say I don't WanNa get too much into my travails. Because let's face it. Fans don't care. They don't care how happy I am or how stressful it is me, but it gave me some insight into what these guys go through. You know to be part of the news. When I was called out in that press conference and I'm watching people on TV. Argue with each other about whether or not I'm good at my job and I thought to myself. Man This isn't emotionally healthy. These guys, not insane I mean this isn't the normal thing you can think about it in the abstract. Somebody can say hey, turn your phone off. That doesn't work when every second cousin you have is texting you that? Hey, this guy said something good about you. This guy said something bad about you. And your emotions are rising and falling with that to me. Really just revealed that being famous right now sucks. gave me more sympathy for. Even if I think that he wasn't handling it great, it made me understand that. Hey, when Adam soldiers the phone conference and you've seen that. The modern superstars are OBE Israel a shocking admission by commissioner by the way that he's not. He's not joking around I. Mean this is a real thing. The technology is real. Issues are real. Have you talked to Katie since he departed? I did I. It's there's a text exchange in the in the chapter that emails skate were hey? I've got to do due diligence and reach out to for the book He was not exactly thrilled to be party that product. Even sure would Strauss's joining us. You know the book is obviously not about this season. But when you look back at the book, how do you think it will be? It will be received by the current warriors and for that matter Katie. Book Yeah Katie read. Everything I think you'll like it very much. the warriors I think it'll be grousing on the. They think this much. This is to foreground to background and I think I have a a another GM saying. That staffer shopped around I noticed. The warriors disagree with that perspective, but there's something there's something interesting about dynasties in the NBA, that's different from the other sports. You mentioned the Patriots. It seems like in the NBA. We are more drawn to the fall. From a literary perspective than the Ri- the, rise is something we can all just appreciate as the basketball we enjoy in our living rooms, and yeah, I will read about it and yeah. We'll your take on it, but we're fascinated by. It falls apart. David halverson breaks of the game. It's not about the Portland Trailblazers winning the championship. It's about what happens afterwards when we talk about checking Kobe, we're not talking about how great they played together more often. We're talking about. Wow, why? Why couldn't those egos get along? What fall apart and then you take it to everybody gathering around their TV's on Sunday watching the last anthem watching the bulls were fascinated by the last dance. You know more fascinated by that than the beginning of it. That seems very specific to the NBA. For whatever reason yeah I think a lot of times in the NFL, perhaps a dynasty ends because of injuries, which are not as interesting in glamorous and in the NBA ends because of ego. which is of course, fascinating ingrates creates great stories and mythologies, and so when NBA Shaq and Kobe break-up. It's the story it's. It's like it's like a Hollywood divorce. You. Know what I mean. I think the NBA I! I've always felt this. The strength of the NBA and why they'll overcome this virus, even if the season isn't continued, is because stars have an ability to grab our attention quickly. Baseball does not have a stars. Get me back. It's a habit sport, but in the NBA a even if they did not have a season, I still. Still WanNa Watch the warriors next year. I WanNa Watch K.. D. I WANNA, Watch Lebron and I think that I think the strength of the League is sometimes. It's liability. It's to Labor driven, but it star driven. Let's be honest on a by your book. Because I want to read about all. These stars didn't get along I. Mean that's why I want to get your book. report we can relate to right. Maybe that's why it's that I know. The average reader can't relate to what it feels like. When a championship report issued over a seven footer closing out, but you can relate to people at work getting on your nerves. Everybody can relate to that or marriage going south. I mean these are these are the human element and the NBA players are more palpably human than the guys who are playing in helmet. We see them out there and their jerseys. It's tangible Andrea. Monaco. Have a blow up. We all know about it and increasingly, so because now we've got these super spies and lift readers when it, when Kerr was mumbling that or muttering to that he was sick of what mom was doing the game back then it was captured the story, so yeah, it's it's. It's particularly the NBA that we're very much drawn into the personality aspect of it in a way that maybe we aren't.

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

06:01 min | 4 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"And I. Just think it's if I can help my company a little bit and and give you something else to listen to We're going to do it and so we'll put an all sorts of different guests today to guests I really think have. Fascinating stories are second second-guessed. Is the most popular private football coach in America over the last two to three years. He's an offensive line coach. From Humboldt State and he's got a fascinating story. And if you have a team that's going to draft an offensive tackle in the first couple of rounds We'll ask him about the prospects, but I'm going to start our Saturday morning podcast out. With, a young man who is very talented, who covered the current and now extinguished NBA Dynasty, the Golden State Warriors well. We don't have many dynasties in American Sports Patriots had I think a couple of them. Others documentary coming up tomorrow on Michael Jordan that a dynasty and the Golden State Warriors is one that comes to mind the college level. They're almost built for dynasties college football. Clemson Alabama best teams get the first draft pick, but in the professional sports realm. You're trying to as a commissioner. Create parody. The best teams get the worst draft picks or hopefully. Ethan Strauss, rights for the athletic based in Oakland. He has what they're calling very clear. Eyed expose revealing the team's culture with the warriors. It's financial ambitions. It struggles, and the price that it's players and managers have paid for all their winning. Ethan Strauss does a remarkable job I followed him for years on twitter. The book is called the Victory Machine, the making and unmaking the Warriors Dynasty first of all. Thanks for coming on I I love books like this I can't wait to get it I've read a couple of accidents including one with you and K. D., and it was at times a hostile relationship so either let me start with this. Let's start with Joe Lake of the owner. Because I have a great influence on franchises. So when I look at the warriors I see a bunch of smart people, so that tells me lake is a secure enough himself to surround himself with really smart people. That's my takeaway, not knowing him. What kind of man is he? So, that's true and I guess what I find interesting about. League of is that he is almost a caricature. He's almost like Daniel Plain. View from there will be blood, just ruthless capitalist, no empathy, but yet even though he lacks a certain emotional intelligence, it seems as though we can see it in others in the people. He hires who need to have that emotional intelligence, so even though Joe Lake as a certain way. He Hires Bob. Myers very emotional, intelligent guy. He Hires Steve Kerr very emotionally intelligent, and he hires Rick Wells. Wells to be as president very emotionally intelligent, so he lacked something, but he can see what he lacks in others. I think that was very important to the building of this dynasty. Mark Jackson they segue to Steve Curve Steve gets a ton of credit for it. I think Steve's one of the smartest guys I've ever met I think he was a nice player of great broadcaster, great coach, and at least a very very capable general manager. How stressful! Let's talk about Steve Taking over the team initial championship then Katie adds another element. Have you seen Steve Kerr go through some tunnel. Personally, he had a really severe surgery. I think a back surgery at one time we don't talk about the coach much unless it's Phil Jackson when it comes to dynasties in the NBA. We talk about the players. What Steve Kerr's last six years been like. Oh I. Think it's been stressful. I think it's been you know you see presidents at the end of the four year term and I think he doesn't regret any of and he likes being in the mix, and he likes being competitive, and he always wanted to be a coach. I mean that's what's interesting about. Kerr to me is that he's a guy who always envisioned himself becoming coach even more so than the player and you loved playing everybody who plays loves. Loves playing, but this was what he wanted to do, but coaches are crazy Colin. They're sick in a way. They're addicted to a certain misery and it's you even wonder. Come back, so these guys wind up on TV and have the cushy job. They come back to coaching and so I think it was really difficult and including what happened. healthwise is it wasn't just the back surgery? The back surgery was botched and away leak cerebrospinal fluid, and it's frankly the thing. Candid Guy. It's one of the main things he just won't talk about. Maybe in the future he'll open up about it, but he does not like to discuss what happened there and the amount of pain. It caused his life and just causing him to miss. Playoff Games and the way it did so I think it's been a very trying half decade for Steve Kerr even with all the success. Steve is a highly. Functional, empathetic curious all the good qualities of people. I would guess that he and Steph Connect I. Think Steph is one of the not just purely most cerebral players of my life I I think he has a security and himself. A, self esteem that is significantly higher than even great players. I would guess Kerr Steph. Really there's some paddock. Oh here, but I could see Steve Kerr struggling with Katie and struggling with dream. And at times, perhaps not connecting as deeply with a quieter. Klay Thompson is the Kerr. Curry dynamic the strongest amongst the roster. It might be. The Kirk lay dynamic I think coaches. Coaches love clay. Clay is no drama, plug and play. He doesn't need the ball. You'll be effectively..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:57 min | 4 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"That you were shocking. I know my lawyer my lawyer Bradley doctors listed and Steve Noodle burbs who are still work with down to Florida. I swear a one time I wanted to stand. I wanted to say something but you know you guys don't realize let me tell you you know Kevin Durant got into a twitter war and everybody was like why does he even care because you want everybody to love you do anything to make. Everybody hates you. So that's why I bring it up but anyway back to that. Let me just tell you another Michael Jordan story and this and then we'll get off there so I met the Kentucky Derby which I no longer condone those horses getting spanked but anyway and and I'm there with Chris. I'm GONNA namedrop okay. Name dropped so and and Dave Chapelle is an Chris Tucker data less Beecham and Michael Jordan to my left win the booth doctors as behind me and he goes south. Sound right here right here right here right now. Is Your Man Michael Jordan? Right here right in front of him. Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan. And he goes no no no no answer now off to the right is Charles Oakley. Who If you don't know is Michael Security Guard forever and did the did like me. So I look at Michael and I said Wha- twenty seven years old you're whatever twenty seven. I put my hand on. Michael shows like twenty seven years old young boy would have given you the business and out of the Blue Charles Oakley comes and punches me in the stomach but I mean I mean the way. He wanted to hit the way he would put security guard. I'm elise I thought at the last second tightened up a little bit. He not all the air out of this is the only time. I wish I still had my show. And and Michael Charge you. Know style is crazy. He was joking joking. Talk that stuff. You hit me since the eighties. Could I had a suit on and I wasn't gonNA stare back up at him. You know karate story my God I tally we're GonNa be our movie review or we're going to watch the movie on Sunday. Come on with US Monday and tells more stories all right. Do that you talk to you at twelve thirty on Monday. John Salley he tells he's got so many good stories. That guy was really good at media. That show they did was ahead of its time. That Best Damn sports show was absolutely out of its time..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

07:29 min | 4 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Bottom. You're looking good America. You're shaving with Barbara Salt for all the latest headlines. Information sportscenter on ESPN radio all throughout the day. So we told you. Yesterday John Salley played for so many interesting teams. He played for the bad boy Pistons. The Michael Jordan Lakers the shack co Michael Jordan Bulls the shack. Kobe Lakers and billy had such a good idea stu gods because when we asked John Salley about his most interesting experience he said the Miami Heat and then I don't know where. He mentioned that he had a long running feud with Hank Goldberg. Billy Allison has been friends with Hank Goldberg for years. Billy tried to get Hank Goldberg to come on with John. Salley right now as a surprise. And what happened billy? Hank Goldberg a decline. The request as it was related to me. He said he did think he was good. While he was on the Pistons he was a fan of his. Tv work but He stands by what he said on the heat and I don't think he's a fan of Dan. It's to obtain fan of ours is the reason that he won't come on. Here would have been a good bit to do John Salley. I mean for years every day I would get that Nanna tongue. Sandwich doesn't like me. That is so disgusting it really is First of all John Salley with us on. Espn radio odd. John is a tongue sandwich. Disgusting Targets Guide when I worked in a Deli. It wasn't and liverwurst was great but that explains why at such a mouth about me and it was so funny he would it. You can tell getting some from somebody inside the Miami Heat because he would go at me. I would request to say. Let me come on your show. Let me battle. You would words. He would not do it when he got. Espn I was like I want to curse this guy out but you know what he did what he was I guess made to do. He just made my life. They're miserable when it came to radio and he didn't know that this was my thing he didn't know. I was going to be media when I retired but I didn't. I didn't kill him. I just you know just looked at it and said don't be like that. So once again he punched out. He could've caleb come on the show and we would have. We would have had a ball at his expense. Obviously but he was smart to stay his distance. What is the story or stories behind you being in bad boys and bad boys two? Okay so I got bad boys one because Martin Lawrence turn fifty five. Yesterday I talked to my guy. He's a I'm trying to put him on this Vegan Diet he I went to visit him on. Set and Michael Bay has directed by Nike Commercial. And I heard him yell it and he said we got to put him in a movie. He's funny next thing. You know when bad boys two was coming around Jerry. Bruckheimer said I need you on this show and I was doing best damn sports so period on fought so I was doing via satellite from Miami and it was great right now. I'm on a new series called. La's finest on spectrum TV. Which is Gabrielle? Union Jessica Alba? It's the TV varies in a bad boy. Too bad girls in La and play Fletcher in that row because You see bad boys three at a whole different crew and they only bought three people back but it was a it to me. It was the thing I could've ever done. I was lucky I got four hundred. Seventy four dollars The first one but the residuals winds up coming back pretty good baby pretty good. Wait a minute how good explain that to me. How does that? How does that business work? Where you get four hundred seventy four dollars for your initial appearance in bad boys and then what are the checks? Look like I wind up making seventy two thousand dollars after the set and done just some bad boys one and I made more than that with bad boys two because my salary went from four hundred and seventy dollars for the first one to twenty thousand for the second one For Week pretty much the way to do it. Yeah the movies they. They pay pretty well the moves to. What do you have for John Salley? Sal I'm wondering just because everyone's excited about the Jordan documentary in the balls and you guys were such a big part of that story of Michael Jordan story really in general and I'm wondering do you have any sort of regret once Jordan and the Bulls finally got past your Pinson. Steve Do you guys do you? Or don't do any of your teammates have any shorter. Regret walking off that court early. Not Shaking Michael Said Okay so Puerto Record and I know my teammates are GonNa hate it. I always say this But it so the deal is in nineteen eighty Adrian. Debt is on the foul line. Larry Bird Danny Aines Robert Paris Kevin McHale. They straight through and out of the Silver Dome and and Kevin McKell turned around and gives Isaiah pound and says bring the trophy home. No one said anything. That's how they handed it. They didn't shake hands. They didn't say good fight. They just walked off the court while Adrian deadly was on the Court. Bill embiid turns and says let's hand the Bulls The let's have the balls the same way the Celtics in it to us. I aileen over the chuck and I go put me back again. And he goes so you can't get any more points man. The game is over. It's done go. No no no. Something's about to go down. I need to be in court now. Michael is my guy like. I said the nineteen eighty two and he's my fraternity brother. Omega sci-fi incorporated the best Black Pratt and then I'm hanging with Scott and and you know after the game. I'm I'm not the same person that will kill you when I'm playing against so I didn't think it was gonna be a cool thing. Man Scott Hastings stayed around. Shook everybody's head but that's the way. The Celtics handed us the Eastern Conference Championship. And that's the way we felt. We should the handed to the Bulls. What happened is Michael Jordan finally spoke and said well you know the Pistons? Just do what they do you know classless and so once the Messiah calls you classless. You Know You. You can't win you just can't with wait. A minute broke ranks. You broke ranks. I didn't know you broke ranks and you were shaken hands out there I love. It's to God's has trapped in a corner gotcha forty years later here where he's able to hammer like how we know. No No let me tell you man I don't do. I don't any part of my life. I don't do say he stuff I don't care what it is man. I don't do say the shady good people bring good people and and it proves it hangover. Go back to the same yesterday. No one who would remember to guy from that we bring why. Why do you keep bringing interview back to Hank Goldberg? I don't understand that you were shocking. I know my lawyer my lawyer Bradley doctors listed and Steve Noodle burbs who are still.

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

08:56 min | 4 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Stu Gods Ethan. Strauss had a story the other day as part of he writes for the athletic. He's the author of the new book. The victory machine the making and unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. You can get it wherever books are sold. But he reported a trade. That floored me that was completed. It was done Steph curry and Klay Thompson for Chris. Paul both sides agreed but Chris. Paul did not agree to an extension and so everything changed. I don't know if there's a lot more surprising than that in the book but Ethan Strauss joins us now on ESPN radio. Thank you Ethan. For making the time can you tell me how Not How you found that out but how surprised you were when you found out That that trade was something that had an all for? All intents and purposes been completed. I can't say I was too shocked. But there is a contingent of GM's in the league. I will say who watched this warriors success and grousing grumble and they go. They didn't know everything they didn't have it all figured it out. They weren't light years ahead. They were treated steph curry for the right price. And it's understandable we forget that steph curry wasn't assumed attorney in any kind of superstar and he had these ankle issues and as far as creating. Klay Thompson in two thousand eleven. Who Was Klay Thompson? He was the first round draft pick and nobody was predicting multiple all stars from. Except maybe Jerry West so all of these things. In retrospect they seem very shocking at the time. The warriors were laughing stock They weren't thought to have championship level players. So it makes sense. Try to make a move so He the IT ended up being trained for Eric Gordon and Chris Cayman but what would have changed in your I understand. It's a speculative question but Ethan Strauss. What plays out differently. If Merely Chris Paul agrees to an extension Golden State. I mean they probably don't win these championships. But what's interesting is the mentality of the warriors specifically at the top level specifically the owner Joe Lak- which is this idea of people from the outside will say Oh. This means that they didn't know what they were doing. This means that they got lucky. But I think the Laker perspective is what we would have made it work in one championships with Chris. Paul you know we would have made it. Work Organization is better or light years ahead. We've quality up and down the ranks. We would have made that particular decision workout in the way it worked out by getting or keeping staff and keeping Klay Thompson. That's the mentality from on high. I think it's crazy. But it was also probably essential to the warriors punching above their weight after drill lake about the but if they make that trade aren't. Aren't we possibly looking at Steph Curry Klay Thompson and Anthony Davis together like they might not have lost that much that season to get Anthony Davis? So maybe that's mood but isn't that something like what we're looking at. That's something that we're looking at. But I gotta say Dan. I am shocked. I am shocked. I've written a book that has to do with how winning championships doesn't bring happiness that has to do with the Darwinian crucible of the NBA and how it's more like any given Sunday behind the scenes than whatever. These team accounts are putting out an instagram cutesy emojis. That has all these themes that seem to be very much in the Dan. Lebatardshow wheelhouse that you've become transaction guide. What happened what happened Dan. Because if I ask you one of the most interesting things in your book nobody will read the book. Because you'll just tell people all the time trying to help you sell your book but against the transaction that it needs are you. Can you believe it was Stephan Clay but go ahead sell your book bunny? Because I don't want to give away to the audience. I have given away a little excerpt out. There were K. D. at a shoot around is screaming at me. You don't know what makes me happy for the other media members do that's potentially interesting. I suppose that's something to discuss this out there. I've already given that part away so that would be A. That's that's still worth discussing. I think I'm interested in why you sat on some of this news for so long for the book because that's my kind of journalism. I proud of your answer is yes ethan. I heard you guys talking about that and I have to say I was touched. I didn't know that you guys knew that you were trying to manipulate me for years to give away so they noticed it noticed it. I was like Oh they. They noticed they really noticed. That added that I'd owed rights for the athletic. He's the author of a new book. Victory machine the making and unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. What are some of the new reported details in there that the audience will find interesting? The new report details in the entire book. You didn't read the copy. I set you over over digital dad. This is this is a good issue number one now while I heard I heard from your publicist. You've got one of those now and I told. Her publicist yes. Please send me the copy of the book that you would like to hear. And I'm still waiting for that. Ethan Strauss Oh boss especially coming from a very good chance. This is in some sort of folder and he has no idea access. Okay you should have gotten a copy earlier but the whole shelter in place screw things up but yeah I mean. There are a lot of reported details in there about how they formed the team. You get a lot of Behind the scenes of how they drafted guys and the dynamics between Lak- incur. Obviously Katie. And I think you get a good picture of how the players were just trying to keep K. D. Happy enough to win a championship in that final season. And they knew he was gone. I mean that's clear. They knew that he was gone. It was not a shock as to what happened. That's a dream on him yelling at each other in that game back in the fall but their perspective is players was can we make sure he doesn't float away and we can have this if you. WanNa call it that last dance. I guess like the Bulls had the warriors like the Chicago. Bulls knew it was coming to an end and we're trying to make the most of it and they came really close but for the injuries was the worst of it between Draymond and and and durant. Did we see it or was it a great deal worse than that? I think we saw. I think that was the inflection point. It was building to that level. I think probably felt you know. I'm not going to tiptoe around this just because everybody is tiptoeing around it but in the NBA in the NBA. The superstar gets what he wants the NBA. You have to do whatever you need to do to make the superstar happy when Katie. Got Mad at me and yelled at me in the press conference the players afterwards when. I was in the locker room or trying to get me to apologize to Because from their perspective. That's what you gotta do. You know. That's what they thought. I didn't think I really needed to do that. Yeah it's good when superstars aren't mad at you and they can give you more details but I didn't think it was essential but their perspective being within the NBA. Is the superstar. Needs to be apologized to I think Andre said to me man you married. I'm married sometimes. You just go to apologize for some stuff. You didn't even do and handle a superstar doing every day And I'm wondering how do you think history will remember Kevin Durant? How are we gonNA look back at Kevin Durant career? Yeah it's a fascinating question. We're probably going to underrate him. Because he wants. So badly for us to rate improperly. We do something as human beings where we can tell that you want the love. We're not gonNA give you the love if you're secure and you feel like don't need it like Klay Thompson we're going to give you all the adulation and so that's the paradox. That Katy trapped in. And we've got this other weird element that I like to talk about which NBA teams. We like to focus on the fall of the dynasty more so than the rise. After it's over you know David Halberstam's book on the Blazers. It's not about them winning the championship. It's about what happens afterwards shocking. Colby when we say shocking Kobe. We're off talking about the Egos and how it all broke apart rather than how they played together and with my book or with the last dance which we're all gather around and watch on Sunday on the Chicago Bulls. That's about the end of the dynasty. So I think what's happened at the end with Katie is probably going to take more precedence. what happened at the beginning and in Oklahoma City on the way to getting there the victory machine the making and unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty. Get it wherever books are sold eighth and thank you for being with us. We appreciate it sir. Thanks for having me guys coming next. We will make fun of what Quin Snyder looks. Like in Quarantine..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on Sports Wars

Sports Wars

01:42 min | 8 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on Sports Wars

"That was my conversation with Ethan Sherwood. Strauss be sure to check out his work on the athletic amd his book the Victory Machine about all things warriors dynasty on our next series we dive deep into the rivalry between Serena and Venus Williams. A sibling rivalry that plays out on both tennis's biggest international national stages and eventually the sports all time record books. I hope you enjoyed the episode of Sports Horse. If you did you can subscribe. Gripe on apple podcasts spotify Google podcast wondering dot Com. Or wherever. You're listening to this right now if you're listening on a smartphone tap or swipe over the cover art of this podcast you'll find the episode notes and some offers from our sponsors by supporting our sponsors. You help us offer you the show for free if you like. What you've heard we'd love for you to give us a five star rating and tell your friends how to subscribe? It's really isn't they'll get another way to support us is to answer. A short survey have wondering dot com slash survey and tell us what sports for stories. You'd like to hear I'm your host. Dan Rubenstein I also co host. The solid verbal herbal college football podcast with three episodes dropping each week during the season and an episode a week. All Off Season Law sports wars is produced use by your own discolor and Gabe Goodwin. Sound design by Jason Freeman edited by Gabriel. Michael Weinreb wrote this story are executive. Producers Are Jenny Lower Backman Marshal Louis and or non Lopez for wondering.

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on Sports Wars

Sports Wars

01:52 min | 8 months ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on Sports Wars

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"It seems crazy to me considering the Toronto, Raptors lip lettuces them. And how I mean simply quiet, Leonard struggle. Sometimes when you switched against the pick role, but in that drop coverage against big men, lumbering big men, he tends to know what to do the past three playoff series. He had seen that exact coverage again. And again, and the gambit goes at one brain big man. So guy guys better is better than the ones he was going against here. Well certainly guys who weren't just jumping on the treadmill, that is the NBA finals when at that ten miles an hour from the stop essentially, as peasants is done. So I was shocked that he was able to perform if he did. And, and give them enough at a certain point, you couldn't even criticize Kerr for, because there are no work bodies left. What else would you gonna do? So that was very, very impressive. I wouldn't have done it. I told you got yesterday that I thought Steve Kerr was courageous in playing boogie cousins. Do you think Steve Kerr deserves the medal of freedom? Surely the medal of honor metal freedom that might be a little that might be a little too much. What are you getting at your? We what we do in a media. We played the occur too much not enough much. It's not. Four-time NBA all star and two time second team all NBA player. There's nothing rages about that if in nothing. You're praising him when he started Jordan bell that courageous when he started your spellers less experience was getting a lot of time. That's some courage. Do we need the coach to take her age that? That's the theory. We just out just stop assigning courage to something that was such a simple decision to me, DeMarcus causes it sitting there. He's healthy. He wants to play. He says he can give you twenty to thirty minutes. You start the guy whenever he's available. Personal. I don't think everybody agreed on the idea that he was completely healthy seem to rush back from an injury. If you recall that everybody thought effectively ended his season yet, at dentist quad, I thought it wasn't unusual vision. But hey, you know God says is his AAC and I guess results validated. The retroactive results by the way retroactive tape from God's nowadays than Strauss is nuance. These reasonable you could catch him at the athlete is thorough reporting. I want to ask one final question, though of your alter, ego, your Colbert character radio Ethan Strauss, who's different than credible print. Ethan Stroud I want to ask radio Ethan, Strauss. Kevin durant. Does he stay or does he go? Folks. Kevin defraud is not gonna stick around this situation where you can't get them back them amount of credit. He doesn't want it us all about chasing coattails until people bigger out the gambit bigger out. The game is up now people see that he's not man. There will always be Steph curry scheme, and it's time for the stake, the slither out of your other take that has nothing to do with basketball, having heard the promo earlier, I have to say that the do voice of Siri should be do got the perfect voice, the most beautiful voice, the most truthful voice that is the voice that you'd be blasting out of our phones into our ear holes..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"I don't think that they feel more confidence this time around than the other time around. Look, it's an interesting test of something, right? It's an interesting test of does chemistry matter or is it just all about talent. Is it all about just having the better players? There are two schools of thought the first school of thought would be. Are you kidding me? This isn't a Disney movie. You know, you think teams win because they love each other. No teams win because I don't know having guys like Steph curry, Kevin Durant. Klay Thompson, Draymond green. That's why teams win. All this other stuff. Doesn't matter. Now, the second school of thought, of course, is it matters. It's a team they have to be together if they're not so together, they don't completely love. Coming to work every day. It's not going to work, and they will be beat by a team that is functioning more for Mony Asli. I don't know the answer. But that's one of the reasons why I'm fascinated by the upcoming series. Ethan Strauss of the with us on ESPN radio. I have a game or series to play tomorrow a series to play tomorrow. I let you choose the first pick from among these players Westbrook and Lillard who you got Damian Lillard. Wow. That was quick. Wow. Because Westbrook's the one with the MVP triple double numbers. Can you explain that to the audience because I I don't know that the audience would agree with you on that one? Wow. Well, I look a I guess they both have slightly underperformed in recent postseasons of the seems to be the third consecutive underperformance for Westbrook, but most every point guard can shoot it. You know, if you're if you're short, you need to be very offensively, proficient because your responsibility is disproportionately on the offensive side. Now, his shooting numbers have been woeful at times that is a huge advantage to the defense, and you can scheme in a playoff series Lillard is just such a better off of player because of that. And yet some of some of that subjective leadership as well. But I also think puts will Lillard over the top and also westbound, well, he looked like a great defensive player. He just doesn't tend to play like a great defensive player. And I think I also might be tainted by how? What's just been terrible against the warriors in games and series against the warriors. The switching defense if a team has a switching defense that just seems to crush Westbrook. And it just doesn't seem to impact Lillard the same way. Thing like whoa filled with lows put on the podium lebatardshow should woeful be a good hole of loans. Oh of them are full of woes. Thank you eat that. We appreciate the time, sir. Thanks. You guys. Break out the red panties..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"What's in your wallet? GMO put it on the poll place. Have you noticed that Zeke Elliott has gone from too short shirts to bagging shirts Zeke? So even Strauss Strauss is with us from the athletic, and he covers the Golden State Warriors and basketball as well as anybody, it's a mouthful Ethan Strauss of the athletic with us now on ESPN radio. Tell us some stuff about the warriors that we don't know because it really does feel like they've gone from likable too unlikeable and under the problem. Ethan. Dan, what kind of question is that? That's like having a comedian on insane. Say something funny. I don't know what you don't know. I have no idea how to respond to that prop. Well, the audience doesn't know the stuff that you know. And so anything you've got that. You think is something the audience would like I'm starting there with the warriors because they gobble up any your around the team all the time. Random on. Does. I'm writing on it today. Andrew bogut, even though he joined the team I think in the middle of March to late March is already drying plays up and they're using plays. Andrew bogut is coming up with is that the kind of thing or audience wants, I have no idea. Yeah. Wow. Chris's applauding. Coating is applauding back there player drawing a play. That's interesting. Yeah. There you go a bad one. I mean, even more interest that player a bad player layer. They love bogut there. Yeah. I think he's a little reminder of the the old nostalgia. And I think he also has a renewed perspective. I was talking about it with him that having kids and also just playing in the Australian basketball league can give you a renewed appreciation for playing in the NBA the championship contender. So his whole his whole balance his whole, I it's funny in a way, it's almost like he is from the other era too because he talks excitedly about the play offs. And he talked excitedly about winning the championship in June. You look around. You just don't hear a lot of that talk anymore. You don't you? Don't get that excitement from a lot of these players here. Kurd talk about you have to be accessible you have to be a little bit better with the media. It makes me think he's in. And where I was leading you at the beginning was in boogie cousins and Draymond green. And given the behavior of Kevin Durant over the last couple of years, they have usurped the halo that Steph curry the adorable halo that Steph curry put over this team once upon a time. So I think that Steve Kerr while talking about Russell Westbrook is talking about his own team in terms of that's not healthy for our league to have three of the four guys be kind of not likeable. I think he could be referring to that. But this is a league wide problem. This isn't just Russell Westbrook. Did seems to be at route. We can talk about the media player dynamic. But at route remember Adam silver said that a lot of the stars. He talked to aren't happy that they're miserable which I was shocked when he said that I was shocked when he confessed that that seems to be the root issue where the league is trying to sell something as fun as experience you wanna be a part of. And it biggest faces the players it's advertising everybody. They don't look like they're having a lot of fun. And I think that at a certain point if you have enough guys like that you can have one or two, but once it's a bunch of them. I think it's bad for business. I it tells the customer to go somewhere else. What's the feeling that you get from fans from management from Steve Kerr, perhaps as it relates the Kevin Durant after this season? What type of feeling are you getting as everyone just expecting him to leave?.

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Warriors' Steve Kerr: Russell Westbrook's Media Approach 'Dangerous' for the NBA

SportsCenter AM

02:52 min | 1 year ago

Warriors' Steve Kerr: Russell Westbrook's Media Approach 'Dangerous' for the NBA

"Westbrook has been in the spotlight. Once again, this postseason as he continues to respond next question when he's posed a question from one of the thunders beat reporters with Westbrook has had an issue since twenty fifteen after the warriors win over the clippers in game four Sunday. Golden State coach Steve Kerr telling reporters that the whole next question thing is dangerous for the NBA. Ethan Strauss of the Atlantic was there. He was also guest earlier on into the night here on ESPN radio. Become bewailed players are interfacing with media van. Extension, and it's spreads further than all of a sudden it becomes a problem for the week. I think general the week and have a few villains, right? They can have a you guys who are sort of jerks, and they can play that role. They can be ill and in wrestling for the league. But you can't you can't have dozens of that. And it seems like jerky Schnitt seems to have been spreading the even the players wouldn't have where we see Anthony Davis. Where does that also in his final game be radically in New Orleans? So I think that's a problem for the league. I look, I don't know. I don't know. That matters much is curbing does of these guys do these. We don't know much about football players. Scranton football's pretty popular. So I don't know the fancy over they are. But I do know that broadcasting urkish nece is bad for the league. I think that's about book, Ethan. How about the the obvious pushback on Kerr where in one game so far where his all star team has met any adversity. Kevin Durant and Draymond green. Blew off the presser altogether in the post game. Is that preferable? I'm just kinda wondering if that if you mentioned that at all to him in your conversation about this all the brief conversation on the way to the buck that we didn't get to get into those getting those issues and the obvious one that he would be asked about how you feel by your players, and they do that. I would assume knowing Steve does not like that. And he would not condone that he would not say that is the way it should be handled. I think next question ain't good. But even the Prentice also knock it as well. But it just seems that the NBA that they've been a little bit, you know, off of this stuff. And even if it's in the contract guys should do this or that, there isn't a whole lot of enforcement. And it will be interesting to see if Adam silver changes mind, just because of the book that bending, I don't know. I don't know. I I'm spacious in general on the idea. I am suspicious. A little bit of some of the claims even making he could be right. You certainly have more experienced broadcaster the NBA. That I do. But I do wonder if a lot of the engagement on Twitter, and knowing about everything you guys are doing their personalities do wonder if that even matters. I think the game would sell that. That's does it for the NFL. I wonder if the NBN away gotten almost distracted getting heavy social media, and it's not actually

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"It's never been like this. And it seems like it's not just Katie. Ethan Strauss with as you should check out his work at the when is the book coming out. The book is going to come out in twenty twenty. So it's going to be it's going to be a little while. But, you know, just stay to think will they will be good. I'm certainly getting some cereal right now and more importantly publicity. Also, I wanna give shout out to the podcast that I did with you. Don't happen warriors Wednesday. You don't mean it kinda presses didn't predicted this whole thing unfolding as a did. How so just the teams that we talked about. I mean, we talked for over an hour and a half. I you know, I mean, you don't mean came he came with it. I just thought you would let me plug. I did expect a follow up, Dan. And they had to add context of my. Plus if you're plugging it I'd like to know what's over there. So people don't actually have to listen to it. Oh, yeah. Okay. I see that play. I see that. It's just hard to say besides hour and a half down to do a few bullet points. And we basically said that this was going to happen that I was going to come in there and something like this is going to happen. It's fairly predictable with Kevin Durant. But a man's reach. You exceed his grasp or what what is having for all is silver, gray placid and perfect with my art the worst. ID more. Stugatz poetry promo both when I won and what might gain? And yet how pointless to know two Cy had I been to another and myself, our had would have overlooked the world, just gone Giorgos. How just go do it in the penalty famous? You would have been funny if you could read get out of here, I read it perfectly. Look, I don't there's no do move. I'll do the spot is give it to me. Give it to me. Give me the thing above in through his orcs for it gives away sound like you were reading at all like not at all you read it so poorly that it sounded both like you were reading and that you didn't know how to Robert Browning donlevatar. Did you know that Jose could Seko's finger fell off during a poker game. We did a good show today, man. Sixty eight percent of the audience said. So we got to. That all job is still gods. That's that's a quality program. We put together job everyone. DC's live at our show with two guys on ESPN radio at lebatardshow. It seems like we had a lot of good polls today. What we didn't have was a whole lot of trade deadline activities. So far there were some murmurs. But that's about it and time and James Ennis moved. Yep. But we didn't know what team he was on before. Or what team that he's going to? And it doesn't really matter. So go ahead and update the polls at lebatardshow pleased to God's we got a lot of votes on a lot of different polls, people are really angry and fighting over just about anything. We discuss today. Candidates. Little vignette ESPN has made about whoa, do be both cool and lame. Eighty one percent of the audience said, yes, it is funny. It's just always funny that in the way to show reporters being reporters, all you can do is have them picking up coffee, mugs or phone. Can you trust people that choose Pepsi over coke? This is the most I think it's the most in show votes. We've ever had an Opole. I people are going crazy about many. We have nearly fourteen thousand votes we had more yesterday on something. You were a prisoner of the moment every time. Anyway, sixty nine percent of the audience said, no nice. In show. We had more. Is one of the Staples of deadline day, gaps being bridged. So big what? Eighty one percent of the audience said, yes, of course, speaking Britain, probably that one didn't get more votes than we've ever had. Unfortunately, no, gaps are being bridge right now. Can you get past the gap without a bridge?.

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Mike. Conley says he'll play anywhere. He's traded. Oh my God. Wow. Out quickly that changed. Oh, calmly and go bear. What do you think? Colleen gazelles worked out. So well. Allison that mind blown situation was the most indifferent horrible mind blown situation. We've had on the show. Well, did you think I was going to do at your Matic? I don't know why you contributed the Rian. The mock why did you give us the repressed version as opposed to a full blown mind? That's my version. Ethan Strauss is going to be on with us in ten minutes. Okay. Ethan Strauss's taken this opportunity. I believe if I'm reading this correctly from the athletic to announce that he's writing a book on the warriors dynasty. Kevin Durant has attacked Ethan Strauss by name and heath and Strauss, Strauss has countered in prints. Let's play the sound. I before I read to you. What Ethan Stroud says and you hear from Ethan Strauss yourself in ten minutes. Let's play again this sound of Kevin Durant after a week long media. Silence. He walked out of this press conference saying I'm done at the end after you know, get mad at everybody because he's prickly insensitive. Let's check this out from Kevin Durant. Do Ethan straw, some coming here and just give his whole opinion on stuff and make it seem like it's coming from me. And he just walking around here. Don't talk to nobody just walk in here and survey or something like that. And now pollen on me because I don't wanna talk to you about that. Nothing to do with the Knicks. I don't know who traded porzingas. I got nothing to do. With me. I'm trying to play basketball y'all come here. Every day actually about free agency is my teammates, my coaches round up the fans about it. They'll let us play basketball. That's all on San. And now when I wanna talk the problem on me come on man, grow up. Yeah. You grow up more number. I come in and go to work every day on 'cause no problems. I play the right way. Try to play the right way. I try to be the best player can be every possession. What's the problem? What am I doing? Don't tell me to grow up man, very asleep. He can do it in a year. When he's the Nick you'll be fine with it. Where two games you wear a bit drew hill. You'll let him burp you. I would. Yup. So Kevin Durant. Put this on the poll, please Alison who's more sensitive the media or Kevin Durant. But here is partially partially. What Ethan Strauss is writing in the Atlantic and segment I like to call reading. You guys really don't know bleep. Kevin Durant told reporters attending his February interview session in response to a question about a rumored exit. He wasn't happy with the media's approach Katie was then asked what stories he would like the media focus on more, quote to be honest, man. I'm only here talking to all because I have to. So I really don't care y'all aren't my friends, you're going to write what you want to write you're going to love us one day and hate us the next that's part of it. So I just learn how to deal with y'all. This is Strauss in his own words..

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Kevin Durant: 'I Just Don't Trust' Media; 'I Have Nothing to Do with the Knicks'

WGR Programming

08:59 min | 1 year ago

Kevin Durant: 'I Just Don't Trust' Media; 'I Have Nothing to Do with the Knicks'

"Well, we're talking a lot about Kevin Durant. And what happened last night Durant had not spoken to the media for eight days that ended last night the warriors smoked the San Antonio Spurs. And after the game Durant sat down and spoke with or you might wanna say spoke to the media here was Durant. Pushing back at a column in the ass by Ethan shrouds. You gotta do Ethan Strauss who come in here. Yeah. Just give his whole opinion on stuff and make it seem like it's coming from me. And he just walking around here. Don't talk to nobody just walk in here. And survey is something like that. And now. Yeah, pollen on me because I don't wanna talk to you about that nothing to do with the Knicks don't know who traded porzingas. I got nothing to do. With me. I'm trying to play basketball coming here. Every day actually about free agency is my teammates. My coaches roundup the fans about it. Let us play basketball that's all along sand. And now I wanna talk to you is a problem with me. Woman grow up. Yeah. You grow up. Moreover, I come here and go to work every day on 'cause no problems. I played it right away or try to play the right way. Try to be the best player can be every possession. What's the problem? What am I doing here until the grow up part? I think people would have listened to that and said he's mostly being reflective, and he's trying to figure out how to handle this tough situation that he's in with everybody talking about New York and him being a Nick. But then when he says grow up, and he says, yeah, you and he's literally talking to one individual, which is Ethan Strauss. That's a little condescending. And that's anger. And that's obviously frustration coming through in Durant. Just sounds awful, especially when he gets to that point of that comment. But he he wasn't finished here. He is on why he avoided speaking to the media. Why do I gotta talk to you? Tell me is that going to help me do my job better. Talk. I just don't trust time. Anytime. I say something is get twisted up and throwing out in so many different publications. Tried to tell me down my words, I say so when I don't say nothing surprising. I just want to play ball. I want to go to the gym and go home. That's all that a problem. I mean, how are you planning house a team plane? I'm done. Don't care about that. I just asked you. I laugh every time. I hear that the ending of that, you know, you don't care about that. I just asked you and good night storms off defensive angry. And I understand why he's frustrated I truly do when your name is all over the internet and all over Twitter and people are talking about what you intend to do. And how you feel without you telling people specifically what you intend to do. And how you feel it can be frustrating, but the defensiveness and the anger doesn't help. And let's remember that Durant. He's part of the problem as to why this drama exists in the NBA when he decided to go to Golden State. He helped this move along. This is not going to end. It's not going to go away. Reporters are going to continue to do their job. They're going to continue to talk to people ask questions. Ask durant. The tough questions. And his job is primarily basketball. But when you're the face of a franchise. He's one of many and Golden State. He would be the face if he goes to New York. Yeah. It's part of the job. It's part of your responsibility to have to answer some questions in every once in a while at least every once in a while, it's not going to be just about basketball. So that's Katie last night. The other NBA soap opera is of course, Anthony Davis. And where he's going to end up the trading deadline in the NBA is now just under ten hours away, three PM eastern standard time. We'll find out if Davis is still a pelican or not. And when I look at this situation between New Orleans and LA, I believe and this has been my belief from the very beginning this entire Davis to Lakers scenario was first created and then pushed by clutch sports, Rich, Paul and LeBron James. Lebron James is one hundred percent calculated some people try to act as if he is almost naive to some of these things he's not he's calculated. He understands he went back to Cleveland because he knew Cleveland had the pick that they needed to move to Minnesota to bring in Kevin love. He knew going back to Cleveland. He would be part of a super team. Kyrie Irving was already there. He knew how things were set up that they would be able to get love. And he understood that a LeBron Kevin love and Kyrie Irving trio would do some damage in the Eastern Conference. He also understood what was happening when he made his decision when he went to Miami. He's always making calculated decisions. There's nothing wrong with that. He's meticulous. He's methodical. And he's well thought out. So if you think LeBron had no part of this whole story, then I think actually you're the one being naive. He's cal. Rich Paul is calculated. And when you look at the timeline, it all makes sense, right? There was that dinner between Davis and LeBron then you add kyri publicly apologized to LeBron. Then LeBron goes on social media, literally singing, his heart out. It's a Kyrie Irving. Then you have all the Irving. Rumors. Oh, he might want to go to LA. You might want to go to New York. Then you have Davis come out with his list of teams his preferred destinations with really only one team with the assets that can make a deal which oh just happened to be the Los Angeles Lakers. And then the other night you had bench gate that was fun. Lebron has three chairs in between him. What's happening who should he move close to his teammates should one of his teammates move close to him? Where's Rajon Rondo sitting? It's been calculated by LeBron and clutch sports to get Davis to L A. And that's just it's obvious. But this off court game has not been one-sided. Here's Rachel Nichols. And Brian Windhorst discussing an interesting theory on ESPN's, the jump do you think that they were upset enough? I have no knowledge. I'm just throwing out a question that they were upset enough with what they have made clear they felt like was tampering and they felt like they were going into reach in after their player, and 'cause all this disruption in the middle of the season when they thought they had at least to this summertime. Do you think that they never intended to really engage with the Lakers that much? I kept putting out publicly all these trade offers. So that we saw last night it would ruin their team chemistry at least temporarily disrupt all their young guys make things miserable for this team. Is that possible? It's such as possible. It's what happened. I know that the pelicans put us let's go now the pelicans had a method to their madness. And the way this went. I love that theory take that theory injected into my veins, I love that theory from Rachel Nichols. The pelicans were upset about the tampering. So they set their part of this whole thing up saying, yeah, you know, we'll entertain a trait. Sure. Give us a call magic. Magic calls them every single time. He calls them New Orleans. Del damps the GM says nine not enough. But I'll give you this not enough. But I'll give you this not enough. How about this? No, thanks. Okay. Well, I'll I'll I'll also throw in this. I need more magic. I need more. I love that theory. Love it to try to get into the fabric of the Lakers in bother their youth. That's that's a juicy theory. And if it's true in Windhorst knows an awful lot as we know that it means that both of these teams are throwing food at each other. We we have a food fight west coast, east coast or more, you know, southeast throwing food across the country at each other right hotdogs hamburgers getting tossed, but the critical question the most important question. No matter how you feel about the drama who started the drama who continued the drama what if LA doesn't get Anthony Davis. What happens then? What if all this work by clutch, sports, and LeBron fails what if Davis stays in New Orleans what if Davis gets dealt to Boston on July first because Boston decides to trade Jason Tatum? What if

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"That's not really speaking to any kind of bomb, man. But we, but we certainly built up Ethan how much dream on recruited Durant. We like we he didn't more than anybody. I feel Draymond was more responsible for getting those guys out to the Hamptons. And anyone who wants? I mean, he was he was a hell of a recruiter. That's that's certainly the case. But you know, friendship in the NBA can be a little bit illusory, and they're often competing for a what they can undermine the friendship the business aspect can with seems to be the case is that these guys are friends right now, and that didn't just happen over a cliff. Offers game. That's something that happened over a long period of time. And it would seem as though for whatever reason this isn't the first time that dream odds, really got it. Kevin Durant way. And if you're Kevin Durant. I mean, I think everybody has a little bit of right? You know, everybody has their own perspective in this. Nobody's completely wrong. But if you're a Kevin Kevin Durant, how much longer do you want to have somebody who you perceived to be a worst player treating you in such a fashion? No, I think that's a contributing factor was Kevin Durant. Indeed mouthing. That's why I'm out after that argument. I have no idea I'm not a lip reader. And I don't know how do I don't have to be the arbiter liberty. And I have no clue I am. He did Ethan Strauss. The with us on ESPN radio. He's an I'm wondering because this would be totally natural either tension in that locker room about who deserves the most credit for winning the last two championships. I think what what what's a bigger deal? Perhaps is that winning has diminishing returns. And that maybe this could all be transcended could be overcome. If people were still getting the rewards that they were getting from winning like, you get at the beginning that euphoria, you know, I remember that you for when they first win the championship. And I saw what looked like when they won their last championship. Look, very business. Like, it didn't look like a lot of joy at a certain point it becomes relief. And so you just have less motivation to set everything aside because what you really sacrificing for you know, I think it's a winners. All we that leads to is Pat Riley and your area and you've seen it with the heat. Call the disease me, Ethan Strauss. The with us on ESPN radio. The the reason above all others that this is happening. If you had to choose one is blank. What's this? This combustion. And and you know, a player getting suspended for words to another player. Like, we don't see a lot of that that words to a teammate making a bunch of teammates. We don't see a lot of that. So what what is the primary reason this escalated to here? I just think that's a that's a false choice. There's so many factors. There are so many factors. I don't know if there's a primary one certainly Durant's unwillingness to commit beyond these one year deals. Maybe that's the most primary factor because perhaps they would have to settle in and figure it out. But in the modern MBA who knows because now guys request trades of the situation. So I don't know. That's the biggest factor. Maybe the biggest factor is that this is just how dream on does things and he treats everybody, but Steph curry like this and could never really turn it off. And that's the primary factor. What why does it? He treats stuff that way. It's a great question. Because he's a dorms each cute because he's adorable. Yeah. I mean, I don't know. I don't have a good answer for that. But it would be the case. Okay. Give me the answer. Steph. Was there from day one? Okay. So what Draymond is probably told. Kevin Durant me if you agree with this theory is hey, you've never one without me. I've won plenty. Without you about that. You know? What's funny? I think for wants to do is right. And I think he's right because he's not so dissimilar from dream on. I think I think right right there. I think he was channeling something that that was right at the core dream on it. I have to say after say, right? It's got you strike. Holy Jewish right..

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Harden just chilling like wait a minute i just thought we were so we're doing our thing down here also hard good just be alone down there you look back on the run of chris paul's hammy as like the break that got the warriors their title i don't know i'm not really sure what to say about that i wanna give you plenty of credit i mean there's no question he's a big big part of what they do down there but again as i said when it happened i think you've got to take a look at the player we're talking about because this happens almost every year with chris paul he always has big injuries and a lot of times he misses postseason game so i don't feel like you can say well it all hinges on chris paul because they knew what they were getting into when they when they brought him in and he's thirty three years old and his hamstring he goes warriors as ethan strauss wrote this the legs you gotta get credit for staying on the court and by the way murphy i remember if we're sorry real quick because we're going to have that conversation and i don't really want to then we gotta start talking about twenty sixteen oh yeah well bogere was hurt and agricola had a bad back and steph had a bad knee and draymond what suspended so i don't wanna play again ackley and i remember covering an as yankees playoff game in two thousand and tim hudson dueled with roger clemens i want to believe fan tonight's game yeah the yankees won an academy member the scores either one nothing or to one to one they didn't hit a ball out of the infield the as made a couple of critical errors they made a made a mental errors as themes man how in the game they're like joe torre you guys didn't ball out of the infield off tim hudson and yet you won the game he's like you don't you feel kinda like they basically they were saying don't you feel guilty deserve the same joe teresa hey man there's something to be said for putting the ball in play and i would say that same thing as there's something to be said for staying on the court you know i mean the warriors were healthier they were they had more endurance and that's you know chris paul didn't.

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"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:06 min | 2 years ago

"ethan strauss" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Get lucky that's a little bit unlucky that but what you're saying is the student again the athletics ethan strauss with us on espn radio can you explain that a little more the idea that the blueprint was to make james harden james harden's going into the offseason as you know he's he's choker he's not the same in the playoffs but what you're saying makes total sense that at the end of a seven game series against that team at that pace that the plan would be to wear him down explain that a little more by by way of steve kerr the way steve kerr explains it that their whole effort was to make sure they were gassed at the end of games and at the end of that series yeah playing it i know what the reaction will be will be hey great philosophy steve i'm sure that if i had four all stars i wouldn't need any fancy philosophy to win a playoff series but the the skeeve kerr the careerism flotsam in the playoff series is you think a playoff series is one by winning four games you know out of seven wrong that's not how it's one the way a playoff series is one is that you keep pushing the other team until they have nothing left and then you take over and if you look at the history i think kerr's what four no when the words have been trailing in series in the time the warriors lost they appeared to be expended at the end of their seventy seventy three win season in the cavs took over so that's the philosophy on it and the rockets they play a very tiring brand of basketball for those two guys it's isolation against switching defense and the warriors have switching defense and there are benefits to that and it nearly worked for the rockets because you don't turn the ball over and it doesn't feel the warriors transition attack but it is incredibly tiring it's incredibly tiring so i know people are looking at harden as a choker i think we often see these guys though they're video game characters as opposed to human beings it's not a surprise to me that he and also pulled his own way just felt the normal human affects fatigue it just makes totally total sense in the context of the series golden state feel.

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