35 Burst results for "First Take"

Tshiebwe helps No. 9 Kentucky rout Central Michigan 85-57

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 hrs ago

Tshiebwe helps No. 9 Kentucky rout Central Michigan 85-57

"Knight knight Frank Frank Kentucky Kentucky is is six six and and one one following following an an eighty eighty five five fifty fifty seven seven dismantling dismantling of of central central Michigan Michigan Oscar Oscar she she way way had had twenty twenty points points and and sixteen sixteen rebounds rebounds for for the the Wildcats Wildcats who who shot shot sixty sixty percent percent in in taking taking a a fifty fifty one one twenty twenty five five halftime halftime lead lead she she boy boy was was six six of of eight eight from from the the field field and and eight eight of of eleven eleven from from the the line line for for his his sixth sixth double double double double of of the the season season Ty Ty Ty Ty Washington Washington junior junior added added fifteen fifteen points points and and help help Kentucky Kentucky go go ahead ahead twenty twenty five five five five after after just just seven seven minutes minutes we we are are really really about about looking looking at at all all of of these these teams teams way way better better news news teams teams are are going going out out there there you you know know just just we we don't don't care care who who were were playing playing again again at at the the end end of of the the day day I I mean mean you you fight fight you you fight fight against against you you know know anybody anybody Kentucky Kentucky six six wins wins have have been been by by an an average average of of twenty twenty eight eight point point three three points points Jermaine Jermaine Jackson Jackson junior junior had had eleven eleven points points to to lead lead the the Chippewas Chippewas I'm I'm Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie

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Jury is seated in Jussie Smollett trial

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 hrs ago

Jury is seated in Jussie Smollett trial

"A a jury jury has has been been seated seated to to hear hear the the case case against against former former empire empire actor actor jussie jussie Smollett Smollett no no panel panel that that will will decide decide the the case case consist consist of of twelve twelve jurors jurors plus plus alternates alternates the the judge judge James James Wynn Wynn told told the the jury jury he he expects expects the the case case to to take take about about a a week week and and seeding seeding the the panel panel then then asks asks would would be be jurors jurors about about their their feelings feelings about about the the case case that that riled riled the the nation nation thirty thirty years years ago ago he he asked asked potential potential members members of of the the panel panel if if they they have have been been the the victim victim of of a a hate hate crime crime if if they they had had watched watched the the late late show show empire empire or or were were familiar familiar with with TMZ TMZ celebrity celebrity website website in in TV TV show show Moscow's Moscow's Gabriel Gabriel

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The Salvation Army Now Embraces Critical Race Theory

Mark Levin

01:31 min | 4 hrs ago

The Salvation Army Now Embraces Critical Race Theory

"For decades I think even as a young kid when I would walk into the supermarket or some place and there were these individuals in the special outfits with the special hats with a bucket of red bucket the Salvation army Take a Protestant Christian organization Doing great works and I figured among the least controversial the organizations out there have never heard anything negative or political from them And so I don't need the government to tell me to redistribute wealth When they're out there if I go into the store I always put a $20 bill in there come in put a $20 whatever it is Same with the Boy Scouts the girls got whatever But these institutions are dying Not all the boys and girls in the Boy Scouts and girl scouts and their parents many of them are so earnest And out all the people ringing the bells for the Salvation army but the Salvation army now is an institution Has been corrupted Great sight trending politics but this is really everywhere Eric Thompson Salvation army once white donors to offer a sincere apology for systemic races What was founded in 1865 in London England is both a Protestant Christian church and international charitable organization a Salvation army has now embraced critical race theory

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Jussie Smollett's defense attorney says he is a “real victim” of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in January 2019

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 4 hrs ago

Jussie Smollett's defense attorney says he is a “real victim” of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in January 2019

"Opening opening arguments arguments have have been been heard heard in in the the Jesse Jesse select select case case prosecutors prosecutors have have told told Chicago Chicago jury jury jussie jussie Smollett Smollett had had gotten gotten some some hate hate mail mail but but the the producers producers on on the the hit hit show show empire empire did did not not take take it it as as seriously seriously as as he he wanted wanted them them to to so so they they say say he he concocted concocted a a stage stage beat beat down down and and listing listing the the help help of of a a pair pair of of brothers brothers who who work work with with them them on on the the show show special special prosecutor prosecutor Dan Dan Webb Webb telling telling the the jury jury in in opening opening statements statements reporting reporting the the fake fake hate hate crime crime became became a a real real crime crime in in part part because because Chicago Chicago police police spent spent about about three three thousand thousand hours hours on on the the investigation investigation for for their their part part the the defense defense insists insists that that smoke smoke was was a a real real victim victim of of a a real real crime crime defense defense attorney attorney named named Nate Nate Luce Luce telling telling the the jury jury that that the the brothers brothers a a tax tax bill bill that that because because they they didn't didn't like like him him and and that that there there was was a a third third attack attack or or involved involved I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel

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Joe Biden Was Shopping Without a Mask yet Mandates Others to Wear Masks

Mark Levin

01:58 min | 5 hrs ago

Joe Biden Was Shopping Without a Mask yet Mandates Others to Wear Masks

"Okay we saw the president shopping indoors on Saturday behind glass that says face covering required but his face was uncovered why The president is somebody who follows the recommendations and the advice of the CDC I don't know what the circumstances were of that particular circumstances where he wasn't wearing a mask in a store that said wear a mask And he was seen through a window Those were the circumstances Very complicated In other words he's a fraud and he's a hypocrite He walks out on the middle of the stage behind a microphone with a mask on Nobody's within 50 feet of him So there's none of somebody says take the mask off we can't understand you because they can't understand them when the mask is on or off The mask Okay But there he is in a store And he's not wearing a mask If anyone should wear a mask trust me it's him Go ahead Shopping in a store and on the glass outside it said face covering fire And we could see him inside and his face was uncovered Well again Peter our recommendation and advice continues to be for people to wear You didn't ask you about what other people should do He asked who spoke stated about the idiot for whom you speak Or you speak at I guess is the common lingo Go ahead And establishments I don't know what this establishment was The president obviously follows the health difference what the establishment was Or is for that matter What's the difference It was indoors the sign said wear a mask He goes indoors he's not wearing a mask We're not talking about Ernie grabski We're not talking about Sally Smith we're not talking about Muhammad Goldberg We're talking about him Joseph robinette

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Jen Psaki Manipulates Joe Biden's Previous Stance on Travel Bans Under President Trump

Mark Levin

01:28 min | 5 hrs ago

Jen Psaki Manipulates Joe Biden's Previous Stance on Travel Bans Under President Trump

"Peter doocy Henceforth will be known as the deuce The dose is on the job at The White House Jen Psaki at The White House briefing today the spokes idiot for the idiot in the Oval Office Cut 12 goat Before Joe Biden's president he said that COVID travel restrictions on foreign countries were hysterical xenophobia and fear monitoring So what changed Well I would say first to put in full context Peter what the president was critical of was the way that the former president put out I believe a xenophobic tweet and how he has to see how they had to get They had to sit around a table early in the morning or late last night What are we gonna do you know The net wit that we work for He's taken Two sides the same issue What do we do Playing Trump Oh yes Got it Plane trap That's why we attacked Trump Raindrop Go The cook coronavirus And who he directed it at The president has not been critical of travel restriction directed at It's to whom he directed it Go ahead Those in place ourselves We put them in place ourselves in the spring But no he does not believe he believes we should follow the advice of health and medical experts That's exactly what he did and putting in place these restrictions over the

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Calls for Reverse of Joe Biden's Travel Ban

Mark Levin

01:44 min | 5 hrs ago

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Calls for Reverse of Joe Biden's Travel Ban

"At the Cyril ramaphosa Have you ever heard of Cyril ramaphosa mister producer How about mister coal screener He's very busy While he's the prisoner of South Africa today and he's ticked off Joe Biden picked 8 African countries 8 African country A black country is essentially To put a travel man out there and is no doubt I didn't hear anything Every talk show host in America On TV and raiders pointed that out to you Now if Joe Biden were Donald Trump you know that they'd be calling him a racist and here's the thing Joe Biden actually has a racist history That's right he was a segregationist He threw in with the too Mississippi former plantation honors He likes to talk about Charlottesville Charlottesville is nothing to do with race when it came to tromp All I know the lib media the Democrats their little websites get all worked up about it but the fact is the president did not support the clan or neo Nazis None of them It's a horrible death that took place there as well But here he is Cut 13 go We call upon these countries that have imposed travel bans On our country and our other southern African sister countries To immediately and urgently reverse their decisions Now these restrictions are completely unjustified And unfairly discriminate against our country and our southern African sister

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People Died on Dr. Anthony Fauci's Watch Compared to Sen. Ted Cruz

Mark Levin

01:27 min | 5 hrs ago

People Died on Dr. Anthony Fauci's Watch Compared to Sen. Ted Cruz

"This stuff Go ahead Lockdowns people talking about that Let's see what the information that we're getting in real time tells us He's on TV He doesn't have the data He doesn't have the substance doesn't have the facts and so all he's doing is shooting from the hip this is what he always Let's wait and see and that's why that's when we get the facts when I get more information But is that all he said on Sunday Now here he is on defaced the nation Cut 9 go Senator Cruz told the attorney general you should be prosecuted Yeah I have to laugh at that I should be prosecuted What happened on January 6th senator Wow he prepared for that one And what did happen on January 6th What did he do dummy You see how political this guy is What did he do I should be proud to say that what the hell Sounds like a cackling Kamala But the truth is nobody died on Ted Cruz's watch Ted Cruz isn't running the infectious disease operation in the national Institutes for health Wear a mask don't wear a mask We're two masks where goggles stay in your house hide under the table Wear a mask when you're taking a crap And I do this to do what I tell you I missed this science Come on out now The best guy at this has been Cuomo What What

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South African Doctor Says Omicron Variant Symptoms Are 'Very Mild'

Mark Levin

01:47 min | 5 hrs ago

South African Doctor Says Omicron Variant Symptoms Are 'Very Mild'

"Meanwhile I'm looking at this This is from Reuters Not particularly reputable but nonetheless Reuters Johannesburg that would be South Africa A South African Doctor Who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said yesterday that the symptoms are different from the dominant delta variant and are very mild Very mild They're very mild Now designated Akron by the World Health Organization the variant was detected and announced by South Africa's National Institute of communicable diseases On November 25th from samples taken from a Labrador editorial from November 14th in November 16 The doctor said a patient on November 18 reported at her clinic being extremely fatigued for two days with body aches and a headache Symptoms at that stage were very much related to normal viral infection and because we haven't seen COVID-19 for the past 8 to ten weeks We decided to test she said adding that the patient and his family turned out to be positive The same day more patients came up with similar symptoms which was when she realized there was something else going on since then she sent two to three patients a day How many patients does Doctor Fauci see mister producer None I don't see any I'm too busy I'm mister science I defend science

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A jury has been seated in the trial of Jussie Smollett

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 6 hrs ago

A jury has been seated in the trial of Jussie Smollett

"A a jury jury has has been been seated seated to to hear hear the the case case against against former former empire empire actor actor jussie jussie Smollett Smollett no no panel panel that that will will decide decide the the case case consist consist of of twelve twelve jurors jurors plus plus three three alternates alternates the the judge judge James James Wynn Wynn told told the the jury jury he he expects expects the the case case to to take take about about a a week week and and seeding seeding the the panel panel then then asks asks would would be be jurors jurors about about their their feelings feelings about about the the case case that that riled riled the the nation nation thirty thirty years years ago ago he he asked asked potential potential members members of of the the panel panel if if they they have have been been the the victim victim of of a a hate hate crime crime if if they they had had watched watched the the late late show show empire empire or or were were familiar familiar with with TMZ TMZ celebrity celebrity website website in in TV TV show show Moscow's Moscow's Gabriel Gabriel

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Nick Searcy Compares the Trump Presidency Versus Biden Regime

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:26 min | 7 hrs ago

Nick Searcy Compares the Trump Presidency Versus Biden Regime

"Let's talk about what we have witnessed in the last ten months. What we have seen in the transition from the Trump administration to the current Biden, I prefer to call it regime. You've been around a fair few years, you've been around the block here of a certain age. Did you ever think it would be this bad this fast? I would say yes. I kind of, you know, I knew when the events of the election happened the way they happened. I knew it was going to get bad fast because I knew that the people behind the Joe Biden administration you know, they're not Joe Biden. It's kind of a cabal behind him that's putting origin his mouth and telling him what to do. And I knew that they were going to move as fast as they possibly could to destroy as much of the country as they could get done before any backlash happens because that's what Lyft has always do whenever they get both houses and they get the presidency. They move the ball down the field as far as they can. Without any mercy whatsoever. And then when the Republicans, you know, get back the house, we may be take back 5, 6, 7 yards, and then they get it again and move it even further down the field. So I kind of figured when Joe Biden was installed that this was going to get really bad really

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Alex Berenson: 'Science Is a Tool, Not an Arbiter' When Talking About Coronavirus

The Dan Bongino Show

01:59 min | 11 hrs ago

Alex Berenson: 'Science Is a Tool, Not an Arbiter' When Talking About Coronavirus

"Like this the endless fear campaigns are always aligned with two narratives uri and only two narratives Alex If you don't promote mask mandates and vaccine mandates nothing else is to be spoken of and they both involve the aggregation of power with people who benefit from it You mentioned Ivermectin you're a horse paster You mentioned antibodies all you're in it with big pharma You don't know where you Ronda said this to anybody These are all these are testable hypotheses Does this stuff work or not I would agree that and I'd say something else which is science is science is very very important obviously But science ultimately is a mechanism Science doesn't have the answer Science gave us the atomic bomb But it was a political and military decision to drop that bomb Science can tell us masks work or don't work or they work somewhere well It is a political decision to tell everybody to wear a mask It is a medical decision to say you're young you're at low risk from COVID I don't think you should be vaccinated even if there might be some slight benefit to you Because I'm not sure the benefit and I'm not sure the long term risk On the other hand if you're older it looks to us like the risk is a lot higher from COVID And so we think the vaccine is a better back from you Those science is a tool ultimately It is not the arbiter We are the arbiters through our political process and doctors doctors seem to have forgotten the medical process The first rule of medicine do no harm Think about risk first and they got to that because they did so much harm for so long I'm not talking about in our lifetimes I'm talking about in the Middle Ages in the dark ages doctors killed people They bled people to death They cut holes in people's heads It took medicine a really long time to understand that you could do tremendous harm in the sake of doing good And we seem to have forgotten that in the last few

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Alex Berenson on the Fear Porn Media Produces About Coronavirus

The Dan Bongino Show

01:59 min | 11 hrs ago

Alex Berenson on the Fear Porn Media Produces About Coronavirus

"Sure So Alex I've watched your appearances on media often It seems like you were way ahead of the curve about this seemingly endless fear porn campaign I mean listen we have a decent understanding now of the epidemiology here how the virus spreads the R nought the lethality the case infection rate we have the data now And it seems like now with a crown and then before with Delta it just never seems to stop It's almost as if the media is enjoying this You know I hate to hit the resort of joy but there's sometimes does seem to be an element of that And so pandemic is coming out tomorrow is coming out Tuesday The 30th and in writing it one of the interesting things a couple of interesting things about it I was able to write up through September which is pretty unusual for a book My publisher writing really enabled me to get almost almost to the current day which means the book feels pretty current But what I was really struck by was looking at the last 18 to 20 now almost 24 months As you say it's like nothing seems to matter It's like Groundhog Day You know these predictions of doom come out they're used They were used last year to sort of force lockdown to take away people's civil liberties and encourage people to wear masks when there was almost no evidence that masks would do any good And then this year it's all been about vaccines And you know let's be clear that if you're older if you're a high risk group there are some evidence that the vaccines may help you at least temporarily be on that I wouldn't say there's much evidence they do much good at all and there's plenty of evidence sort of piling up about side effects And yet the media just feast on this and will never acknowledge a mistake they will never acknowledge that the same people they're telling us to listen to right now have been wrong about almost everything for the last year and a half And I hope that people get one thing out of the book It's like look at what you really step back and look at the sweep These people have been so wrong and there's been no consequence

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Vice President Kamala Harris Defends Joe Biden's 'Disgraceful' Africa Travel Ban

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:16 min | 13 hrs ago

Vice President Kamala Harris Defends Joe Biden's 'Disgraceful' Africa Travel Ban

"Then another tweet said Trump further diminished the U.S. in the eyes of the world by expanding his travel ban. This new African ban is designed to make it harder for black and brown people to immigrate to the United States. It's a disgrace. And we can not let him succeed. So riddle me this Batman is Biden's presidency and disgrace. Is Biden disgraceful in banning, travel? From South Africa? My gosh. Here's the vice president Kamala Harris defending what Biden used to say was a disgraceful racist, horrible thing that diminishes us in the eyes of the world, and that is to ban travel from other parts of the world. Travel restrictions. We'll take it one step at a time, but as of now, we've done what we believe is necessary. Perfect. Thank you all so much. Yeah, we're back. We're taking the steps we think are necessary.

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What Will Be Left of the BBB Bill Before Passage?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:18 min | 16 hrs ago

What Will Be Left of the BBB Bill Before Passage?

"Jake, I spent Sunday after the crowded dispersed reading build back better the House version. I mean, I'm at page 800 now, taking notes. I've gotten two columns out of it. I could write columns forever. It's the most absurd thing, including my Washington Post column this morning is about $3 billion in equity, which is up to Tom vilsack. A canny politician who has run for president before to distribute if it gets to the Senate. How much are they gonna carve out of this in the Senate? Salt deduction of tree equity, a 122 billion for homeless funding. What's going to go? So that's a good question. I think the major things that's going to go through are not those things. I think the major things that are going to go are the big things that mansion does not like. I mean, Pelosi has basically indicated if you listen, you read between the lines that the bill is pretty much set besides for some of these big provisions which are obviously huge and quite influential that mansion is going to have problems with. So that includes expansion of Medicare, paid leave provisions, the stuff. I think the rest of it, the small stuff that people will pick at and will be kind of the stars of election season ads are going to stay. That's just my

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Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 22 hrs ago

Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022

"An an Oscar Oscar winning winning actor actor is is bowing bowing out out of of a a political political race race before before he he even even gets gets St St after after flooding flooding with with the the idea idea for for months months Matthew Matthew McConaughey McConaughey says says he he will will not not be be running running for for Texas Texas governor governor the the actor actor shutting shutting down down talk talk that that he he would would run run to to unseat unseat two two term term Republican Republican incumbent incumbent Greg Greg Abbott Abbott instead instead McConaughey McConaughey says says he he will will focus focus on on supporting supporting businesses businesses and and foundations foundations that that create create ways ways to to help help others others succeed succeed but but McConaughey McConaughey is is not not ruling ruling out out a a political political foray foray in in the the future future in in announcing announcing he he would would not not run run for for Texas Texas governor governor he he said said that that taking taking on on politics politics is is not not a a role role that that he he is is choosing choosing quote quote at at this this moment moment I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel

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Brothers to take center stage in Jussie Smollett trial

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 22 hrs ago

Brothers to take center stage in Jussie Smollett trial

"The the trial trial of of actor actor jussie jussie Smollett Smollett gets gets underway underway in in Chicago Chicago today today one one the the defendant defendant is is remembered remembered for for his his work work on on and and being being fired fired from from empire empire the the two two brothers brothers that that prosecutors prosecutors say say jussie jussie Smollett Smollett hired hired to to help help him him stages stages on on hate hate crime crime are are expected expected to to take take center center stage stage the the siblings siblings who who work work with with small small light light on on the the TV TV show show are are expected expected to to testify testify that that small small that that paid paid them them thirty thirty five five hundred hundred dollars dollars to to pose pose as as his his attackers attackers on on a a frigid frigid night night in in January January twenty twenty nineteen nineteen so so that that is is charged charged with with a a felony felony for for lying lying to to police police about about the the attack attack in in which which he he claimed claimed that that he he was was set set upon upon because because he's he's black black and and openly openly gay gay the the crime crime carries carries a a sentence sentence of of up up to to three three years years in in prison prison but but legal legal experts experts say say even even if if convicted convicted small small that that will will probably probably end end up up getting getting probation probation and and or or perhaps perhaps community community service service I'm I'm Oscar Oscar wells wells Gabriel Gabriel

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Defending champ Bucks rout Pacers for 7th straight win

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 d ago

Defending champ Bucks rout Pacers for 7th straight win

"It's now a seven game winning streak for the box after Jana synthetic portal over twenty six points and thirteen rebounds and one eighteen one hundred rather the Pacers the last two games I think in B. okay one now they've just taken tougher world played well they construe our they scored eleven of his twenty three points while Milwaukee outscored Indiana thirty nine twenty seven in the third quarter taking a seventeen point lead holiday has been hiding averaging nineteen point seven points in the last four victories he also had nine assists and seven rebounds against Indiana as the Bucks improved to thirteen and eight caris levert led the Pacers with a season high twenty three points Malcolm Brogdon had sixteen I'm Dave Ferrie

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

08:40 min | 2 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"In time it's gonna hurt significantly more than it used to and taking a better is not like he's built like tim tebow is done right okay. It's not like that okay. So we got to understand that you know what listen for. The time undefeated now might beat everybody else. But nobody's beaten father time okay and he might be my say he beat them so far that they'll get at the end of the day it is and it will end for him and it will be before fifty. Does that that none of you wait going to fifty. Because those young brothers in the league won't let that happen. They go put lincoln on you. You ain't goalkeeper pointing. That's my to hear some. You stephen listen. Father time might win the war but tv. Twelve and tommy has been winning a lot of battles. And i think he's got a lot more battles that he's going to be able to win. Listen because of the rule changes and because of how good is offensive. Line in his receivers are around him and his therapy. That's a really big point. i think gets overlooked. Alex guerrero his trainer and all of tv twelve and all of the avocado ice cream. And everything else. It is an incredible program that is keeping him healthy better than everybody else. And so i think that program also having a lot to do it did and you need to give him credit. Because he's the one that hired him away from everybody else and did all these programs to set his body up for success so i think that's part of it. Is he gonna play until fifty. I don't know but does he have at this pace with the way he's getting hit in the ways playing in his arm looks as strong as ever and he's faster actually talked to alex herrera's trainer. Tommy is faster than he's ever been before so at this pace i think he could play another three four years especially with how good the bucks are but the question is does he want to if they win again in the next three years. If they win again does he wanna just hang it up right off into the sunset. He's actually already in a good sunset because he's in florida. That would be the question. Canny maybe say florida no state income tax. That's the plus demonises those big bugs but just throw that out there. I just thought that out there uniform which is a big big big for you can't just saying but far but no state income taxes and is listen stephen a. We know you want to come here. You want to come to florida feel free. We can set you up with a good place. You'll be but it wouldn't be gainesville by it. Wouldn't be gainesville. You scratch that not gainesville. Hey listen g. Vegas is a beautiful place. There's going to be a lot of people when they show this weekend. They're going to be like dang. This place is crazy. It's going to be an tibo. Didn't know you had that g vegas okay all right. We all agree if anyone could do. It would be. Tom brady on everybody. I'm only camrose in. You are listening to the first take podcast. 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Paul finebaum described the swamp as one of the most difficult places to play. Why are you laughing. So you won't be all nokia. Can you just need to calm down about that or i. I'm not sure if you've ever been to the swamp but we'll do just so you can see what it's like all right. This is truly not less miles. Always said that death valley was a place said opposing. Dreams came to dive. That's what's happening a lot of times here in gainesville and listen. It's only friday morning. But i'm sweating literally. Take off my jacket right now. So humid right here. The hot as ville. Let's just be honest about this. This is what opposing teams come in and face all right the humidity. It's going to be like over one hundred percent humidity. Let's be honest. I mean he will probably be one hundred percent. But it's gonna feel like more. Because that. Chris is going to be going so crazy. Leading a lotta great teams. I'm shown up here and they have no idea how to answer that. Bell of ninety thousand fans breaking out alabama is the better team. There's no doubt about it. But did you see on the highlight vero real. When i said florida's gonna compete. And what did they do. They competed better than any other team in. The country did against alabama last year and it was fifty to forty six. Would you count that as competition or no doubt that competition and i'll give you your prop because you told me you're going to be more competitive than i thought it would be. And i respect that. And i got that. But do you have any idea how laughable your position is right now the all time. Oh i want everybody to take a deep remnant. Think about what tipped tibor. Just did we lauretta. Gators data gatesville hosted the reigning defending nasa no champion and the number one team in the nation and brought up humidity humidity about quarterback kickoff. I'm just bring up. Humidity brought up environment. Humidity is just a piece of it. Right you don't think this environment is a place where other people freeze opposing teams freeze where they crumble. Just go look at the record books. Say my my bad. Let me let me. Let me get more specific. Because i haven't seen florida for. forgive me. i was busy. Tape allergy specialist up I tend to watch florida versus florida. Atlantic to what though lord of maga heads. But i did see what your quarterback maybe throw four at the sepsis already in the first two games against do okay. We got now. He can run the football. Two hundred seventy five yards. I'll give him his. Obviously every jones got one hundred and fifty five yards rushing jacob copeland i mean he looks right but going up against alabama stand up. Listen i bet. I bet much marked droid living. Be very clear about what i'm saying. So we're not even confusing issue. I don't care about humidity outta care about supplication. I don't care about gave. Bill and flake data nations gene. Vegas out care about none of that. 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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

05:45 min | 3 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"He makes them better not worse. I say that's my narrative. Let's put it this way. I'll give you a spectrum of credit given two point guards who won championships. you can disagree. Isaiah isaiah thomas gets more credit for his championships as the point guard. Jason kidd does because of where isaiah was in his career. At the time it was very clear isaiah was a great player. Who was probably. I would say the. It was a very good team as you go on your who was before you go on. Yeah my point. Is i understand what you're saying we're isaiah is what i'm saying is in jason kid's best day vicky was on another level. Okay that's fine. Awesome can be the second best player on the team. I mean had kid done it a few years earlier. I believe he would have gotten more credit when he was more at the height of his powers. He was still an excellent player because he was a great player but he was no longer what he wants hadn't been in my view and therefore isaiah on the spectrum of how much credit you give guys for championships is as over here. Kids over here peyton's beneath over there right in on that spectrum gets the least credit because he was least close to his prime and my point for carmelo is yes. It'd be a nice thing for him to win a championship. If he contributes valuable runner of the second unit offense focal point of the second unit offense. He will get real credit if he gets. If he's an eighteen minute a game player who plays sometimes he will get less. But at any rate it won't mean the same to his legacy. As had he done it half a dozen years ago when he went players on the team. Like for example. If you're talking to me about carmelo anthony in a role now compared to when he was with new york or denver. that's a given. But what i'm trying to say. Is that max. If he averages twenty to twenty five or twenty twenty five minutes a game right. Let's say for example. He averages fifteen to eighteen the game and come playoff tom and particularly the finals. Dust brother you go to the fourth quarter dash drilling three or four perimeter shots seeing the you. That's going to be a very valuable component. And nobody's going to be about a drop off. That's what we were custom to see from carmelo. I agree. I think that is an unlikely scenario. I'd root for it to happen. Because contrary to popular belief. I do root for for carmelo anthony. He was the one guy in twenty five years. Who was like. I want to go to the knicks. When i used to root for the knicks and i always appreciated that so i would hope that you're right i'm saying i bet you the i i would say the odds are against that that carmelo becomes an eight fifteen to eighteen points. A game score of the season and in the playoffs is even better in critical moments. But it but it would take something like that to really have an influence on his legacy lebron and russell westbrook who on a planet earth is gonna get carmelo more open shots then those to listen chuck asks different mindset. I'm happy for them. What a blessing someone you love in your thousand nine hundred season. That's incredible anybody that gets to work with their best friends or family. Those kinds of situations. Yeah has yet. His six different team in the lakers have the second best odds guys to win the title behind the brooklyn nets. What's going on everybody. I'm molly care. Rose and you're listening to the first take podcast with room. You can buy a car entirely online and having delivered straight to you. You never have to go to a dealership again. Instead of going to a dealership you can buy a car from home a park or even as you listen to this podcast literally anywhere else with room. You can browse thousands of cars in one place. You don't have to spend your weekend driving up to a million different dealerships and when you shop on room dot com. You never have to have learn negotiate with pushy salesmen. When you sell your car and groom you get a price instantly. You don't have to waste time at a dealership anymore. Room is entirely online so next time you need to buy a car. Just grab your phone. Go to room dot com check out. Thousands of great cars have a great day expresses all new and may do express you from the stretch teams in the game. Two continents boosting soups. That feel like sweats. Discover new arrivals at express shopping express dot com or in stores. Oh well well. Is there beef between the saints and star wide receiver. Michael thomas can't guard. Mike is obviously the saints best receiver but tension appears to have been brewing for quite some time so an injury plagued twenty twenty. 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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

07:15 min | 3 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"Only gonna mcpake baker better. I don't question anything about odell beckham. Junior's talent brothers electrifying. And not only that. It's a good dude. And i'm really really hoping that he ends up departing from cleveland and ends up in someplace like green bay as long as an roger is going to be the go back of junior deserves. An all world quarterback not just a good one but an all world quarterback odell beckham junior deserve. Something like that. My personal opinion having having said all of that. Max kellerman once again. You don't get to make that argument molly once again. I'm gonna call on you by the way. The yellow looks fabulous by the way You know i'm going to call you molly to remind max kellerman of something was it not. Is it not true. That max kellerman was on the wreckage. When odell beckham junior went down saying that odell beckham junior was somewhat in baker mayfield's way that baker may feel was allowed to be a better quarterback because odell beckham junior's out because of jarvis landry because the two running backs because of other weapons that kevin's defence throughout there. That odell beckham junior's great. Does you classify him as a bad guy match or anything like that. You were just talking about his greatness and the fact that he demanded you know he had his demands and he wanted the ball. More and things of that nature probably compromised baker mayfield because once he was gone. You didn't have to focus. Just get him the ball. You could be a bit more judicious in spreading the ball around. I'm saying you. Max okay out by that. Which means that problem ain't going away because beckham. Junior's got to come back. Show what he's worth so he could get paid down a lot. Actually the argument. I made is. It's chemistry issue between the two and they're both better off without each other however now that baker is the quarterback of successful double digit. playoff team. Dublin did you win playoff team and odell knows at this point in his career when we talk about the best receivers we talk about odell anymore right. But he's still got the talent he knows he needs to fit in odell beef. As you know steven a. Was never about getting me. The ball dan. If you're not getting the ball. Why aren't we winning. Why aren't we more productive now. He's entering the situation. Where are winning. They are more productive. Yeah i think it will be a different something. I want to remind you of something really quickly when we talk about. My phantom you said. Odell beckham has never played with a great quarterback manning. Not when he played with that we played with odell l. building killing me wanna get paid. Okay dell's effect on the running game. By the one thousand yards from scrimmage win. Odell was on the ten express all new and made to express you from the stretches teams in the game. Two continents boosting suits that. Feel like sweats. Discover new arrivals at express shopping express dot com or in stores. What's going on everybody. I'm only care rose and you are listening to the first. Take podcast with room. You can buy a car entirely online and have it delivered straight to you. You never have to go to a dealership again. Instead of going to a dealership you can buy a car from home apart or even as you listen to this. Podcast literally anywhere else with room. You can browse thousands of cars in one place. You don't have to spend your weekend driving up to a million different dealerships and when you shop on room dot com. You never have to learn to share pushy salesmen when you sell your car and groom you get a price instantly so you don't have to waste time at a dealership anymore. Room is entirely online so next time you need to buy a car. Just grab your phone. Go to room dot com and check out. Thousands of great cars have a great day. Summer league time and we to catch you up on all the things you need to know so match. I will start with you. Who is the rookie. That everybody should be watching. Dave mitchell when a guy named d mitchell and i understand these parallels donovan mitchell stephen air staggering before you even get to his game right there about the same height. Six one six two. Apparently they're born within forty eight hours of each at least on the same within both in early september. They have extremely similar games. A both ends of the floor to both wear number forty five and their names are d mitchell. You're going to see something like we've seen donovan mitchell can do. It doesn't mean and all those things especially under pressure but it sure looks like this guy is going to be excellent. There was a lot of speculation. Stephen he was going to fall out of the top ten. I was thinking. That's nuts if he does he didn't he went nights and as deep an excellent as this draft was. I suspect there will be a handful of teams were like. I can't believe we let mitchell slip through our fingers. I feel you sneeze at that First of all we have to be very very careful by anything we say about any of them brothers. Bela was when we saw them in the national title game. Eight eight shut us all. Let's let's remind the world of that board. Would i'm brother special. Eight brothers can ball all right. So i ain't got nothing but respect for them but i'm a jalen greed. Do right now. I'm watching this. Do that the houston rockets drafted. He just needs looks like buckets. This brothers got rain. He can get to the basket. He definitely got opt. He can finish at the basket. He he's got a nice andel some passing ability as well had twenty four points in his debut. If i remember correctly at the elite league looks like he's got some big. Tom talent and and and i would keep my is gone him. I liked what i'm seeing from here. Again i'm partial to cats. Were perimeter shots. You can have all that athleticism in the world. But you ain't got a kind of any kind of perimeter game you're going to get exposed on the nba level when you do have a remedy game. Everybody has to pay attention to you. Got to take notice. They can't sleep on you because you know what. You can drill shots from away from the basket. That's what this guy has shown me. He can do thus far. We'll see if he could get to you to do so. Stephen green max's mitchell dies. Let's go a little deeper. Who's a rookie. That may not find success. This year may because of their situation. They need some time. But you think eventually will mature into becoming star stephen. Cutting him number one overall pick for my brother troy weaver in detroit. I think they've got a long way to go personally And as a result you're gonna be you're gonna thrust him into a situation That he just may not be ready for. I don't think he's extremely athletic. He's got some athleticism. But kate cut in here really really knows how to ball. Excuse me you know. He makes good decisions. He smart with the basketball. He definitely has a perimeter shot. I don't know about as ability to finish at the rim on the nba level. I'll have to wait and see that. But i just think that his upside is dead because he's just one of those dudes that knows how to play and again he can hit the shots so i really really like is upside. I.

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

08:10 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"You're doing pushups driving to run as an entire team in the nfl. That's what we did in high school dude like in high school. Football team gets into a fight all of a sudden you up and you run your getting disciplined n college. Even a big large team gets to a fight. So why would you up downs as a punishment. You are professionals. So there's a difference if you're fighting in order to establish a pecking order twenty fifteen once again cam newton. He's the top dog. Josh dorm coming in. Hey he's a good player to let me show you what i'm about. You establish a pecking order. You see who at thomson my nfl career. Where you're going to get the guy you get disrespected you fight you show that you are to be respected but the entire team fighting number one not a good. Look the quarterback of at the bottom of the pile number two either. I'd like and not wind up at the bottom of the pile for the record and number three max to say that this is a good sign of things to come and this is the team showing fight and showing grit and coming together. That's not what i saw. That's not what i heard. What i heard was similar to a couple of years ago when i was playing chicago. Got into a fight with some guys and they say you know what sam we're gonna read dot eu. What does that mean. We had our target on you. So we're not. We're forsaking practice. We're going to try and get our shot back on you because you got our shot your shot on us. That's what we're seeing in new york. There's no team building. There's no early leadership talkative again. Okay let me hear this one where layer so if you've got a good leader when it comes to the coaching staff or the players fights like this team wide fights don't happen they just don't max as well no you'll get you'll get db's against corners right okay because you compete every single day so y'all go against other you'll get own linemen going against d. lineman you compete every day you might even get some linebackers get running backs. But you're not getting the entire offense and the atari fits together. A good leader on that team would have stopped that fight before got what i mean by a full half a job. I thought i was the fool. And we're the fools you played and now you're the full to look down the four packs. How bobby call explain me. How lawyer because you may be right that they at the at that moment of that fight. They lacked the right kind of leadership in the locker room. The players did you right but this is. This is how the sausage gets made. This is not the full half a job. That doesn't mean that someone doesn't emerge you. You have to give people the the room to grow a team. The room to grow you have to give young leaders a room to learn from experiences and if you listen to the team and we played some of the sound after the fight. It seemed like a learning moment. It seemed like a moment that has rallied. The team together instead of instead of ripping them apart. That's what i meant like. We're we're all the food on the outside who didn't play the game but i think everyone can be fooled in this situation. Just because that doesn't exist at the moment to fight happened doesn't mean that can exist by the end of this season max. I played the game. I've seen fights that's not a fight you want on your team. Point blake period. Yeah it's not. It's not something that you want to see. But it was. It was a small incident. The melee ensued daniel jones and said that he got involved for quote because he was part of the team and he actually apparently from his teammates earn some locker room credibility out. He did so that there. I will say this. Year max none. Of course there's a no. But i think they can win the division. I think the giants can win the east down for this right now. I also think that they don't want to get into this cat. Do this again. If that happens again. I'll agree with you but not just one time. No sports are full of great moments like that. Perfect pass between defensemen for a one timer under the goalies glove or a sweet. No look for a big time slam by when it comes to car insurance. It doesn't take a special connection with the all star point guard to get surprisingly great rates from state farm. They have what you need with coverage that fits your budget state farm offer surprisingly great rates for nearly everyone not just our athletes like a good neighbour state farm is there and now let's welcome in. Wwe superstar turned hollywood superstar. He's playing the whole of he's maker in the highly anticipated. Dc film the suicide squad which theaters instruments exclusively on hbo. Max this friday ladies and gentlemen it really needs oh introduction. He is fully committed right here. Mr john john how you do nfs we. We appreciate you going on for the show. Thank you very much. I broadcast live to you from layer peace. Don't confuse that with a layer of air closely correlated. Actually cast john sina idris elba. A shark shark. They're directed by james. Gunn what okay. I'm in what might expect here. Expect the unexpected. And that's the crazy thing about the suicide squad. I described this movie to everyone like well. What am i going to expect the best way i can tell it is no one is ready to see this movie but everyone needs the suicide squad in their life. They're going to be astounded amazed when they go on this rat john. You're known to be a nice guy. We all know that but the character. You're eating peacemaker. I know gonna be a nice guy but the character plan. Peacemaker is is is a bully is how do you get into character to play such a role. Will you know the the definition starts with the costume. And then obviously james has a wonderful vision for all these characters and it just kinda goes from there. We have a lot of fun and we really rift back and forth a lot so a lot of outtakes probably a lot of wasted film but at the end you get you get a really well defined character. Who you may think is a bully. I just think maybe he's a little confused. Misunderstood need some guidance. Acne unexpected san. Expect the unexpected. He's already been through that expect. The unexpected was speaking of expecting the unexpected. Two weeks ago john returned for. Wwe's money in the bank. Everybody was surprised now. You know a lot of times. Wwe can't really keep things a secret when it's news like this. So what was it like to hear the war of the crowd making your return. And how did you manage to keep so down. Low was really special and i traveled by envelope the us postal service now. Very keep yourself a secret. The travel was rough. But i made it on time and it was awesome to be able to be in front of live audiences again. I've since been performing live for the wwe for the last few weeks now. All the shows televised non. And it's gonna accommodate hopefully an epic match in summer slam against rome rates. Yeah absolutely and. That's what i want to ask you about next summer slam. You and universal champion roman reigns will be taking each other on. So what made you want to get back in the ring. Was there something that i spoke to you or was it something you had planned for a long time. Oh no i've always wanted to be back. It's just a when opportunities like this. Come along and i get to where at wonderful since you have to take it and you just can't do both and i think i've tried to be as vocalist kim explaining to fans that you cannot do both when you saw a movie. There's binding insurance and they won't let you go back and forth. So i have a month now between the wrapping peacemaker and the shooting of argyll over the uk and i wanted to return to my family wwe home. I'm a tried and true. Wwe superstar through always will be an. It's a place that i call home in the audiences my family one of the most famous wrestlers ever is like there was a movie where i could dress up in a costume. I couldn't say no to you. Know you gotta go see the movie john. I wanna talk about the lakers. Though because you're from massachusetts but in seen at lakers games in lakers gear so so this is a two parter that he'll turn number one and number two. What do you think of the lakers editions. What's your basketball analysis. So number one. According to whatever audience member you ask. I of turned evil so many times before. So it's it's up to a prospective number two. We'll figure out how the lakers do with all their acquisitions and whatnot. I'm really not in the mergers and acquisitions department what i can say that. I do love.

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

02:09 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"It's okay. Huge fan of monochromatic suits clearly basically wearing the same outfit as lebron james right now lonzo ball also looking clean guys. We're going to choose your own adventure here. Got a rip through these. You had to pick one of these three suits kendrick perkins up i. Are you going christmas for terrorists. Laver's i'm going with cares little bird. I liked the swag. I like the combination. You know. I mean the blue with the yellow with the black with taj club. That's kinda my way he was doing he was he was. He did a little something but he wasn't doing too much. I don't know what the hell ball bowl was doing. And listen and this is. The john. Young fell in the middle. Looked like he got a curtain. Oh okay. I don't know if there's a clerk i would. I would go with cameras lavar as well and i simply live and i'm going to universe get past. Here's my favorite from back in the day. I'm gonna go. Maurice taylor color like the sea fall. It's hops. i like the dole details. I'm into it. I'm gonna go ahead. Man snags go no go. You know what's crazy. He wore his bar mitzvah outfit. Draft for some reason what we saw last night. Long days charter. Well right there brave. That's the word that came to my mind right. I'll leave the about field dress pills. Yes that was fresh on. That was in detroit in the field for the last night. Molly how did you feel about that out. You know what i like that. He embraced fashion. You know what. I mean like wayne wage. Brace tips law right there that's..

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

04:19 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"Opera fan play british soap opera star. Okay you're not actually recovered deferred. My brother like every brandon plays vicky newman on young and the restless. See in a few days buddy. I hate gassing you up you aren't you have a role. Riese bernard general hospital star general hospital just in their world. I'm just trying to as kennedy per. Say i'm just trying to get a cat right. We're all out. Is that a show on television. That'd be say this to you. Let me say this is show tell. Let me say this to you. This is the part where it gets uncomfortable more so for perked informatics but i disagree with maxim perk in this regard russell. Westbrook is under pressure. I said that earlier said kenya program. Get up. I said it's you had started to show. I have in front of me to la times and the title of a column by the great bill. Plachy the voice of la. What does it say. Would you like me to tell you the headline max perkins the headline column russell. Westbrook is welcomed home if he puts his new lakers teammates. I you see what i'm talking about. You see what i'm saying. There is a narrative that exists. It wasn't arrieta about me. It was wasn't great. This is what they're saying. No max when kevin durant and baka and reggie jackson and victoria depot and james harden twice. Not just once in pull george and bradley. Beal your teammates somehow some way. You're going to be held accountable because of your greatness not because you're scrubbed because your greatness when i roughly feathers about russell westbrook is because i was saying he's so great. I don't wanna see you. I rap. I wanna see you deep into the playoffs. I wanna watch you against the stiff competition. I want you right where you just landed competing for championship russell. Westbrook was on record. I'm gonna do me. You understand when we question hachem. Kevin durant wasn't getting more shots. Russell westbrook was on the record in. Houston you know. I don't want to be hit with james. Oughta some damn psychic. I wanna play the way that wanna play. The westbrook wanted to leave us because he wanted to play his wave. Russell westbrook one out of washington. Dc and before he departed. What did he say. Remember that stay when he came back. Championships don't mean that much to me. I've seen plenty of champions. That are less happy to me. A los angeles lakers franchise. What are they synonymous. Max perk championships. You don't get attitude. We're going to have much more on this on the coming weeks but we gotta talk about last night a little. Need your help starting here. My name and then publicly thought might benefit from it but everything all the fashion synonymous that might have been the best draft draft class. We've had in a long time guys from jalen green to mobely today on mitchell. Some of the best look so got me thinking about past drafts fashion. It's time for a little mali. Deal to please indulge me. I want you to weigh in on some of these walk number one gentleman. I'm taking you back to the early. Two thousands of ninety. Can we get a taylor talked about this for a minute. How big everyone's clothes were drew. Good it's just not how sipa tailored in the stomach and then but then it's just out of control like god forbid you ever stepped in a puddle. Stephen prefer the oversights or would you rather the super slim we could see. Someone's keys i don't wanna superciliousness happy medium. But i can't front. I used to wear those baggy suits wayne way had a fashion event in south in new york city and cool me out in front of fashion east visit and facet experts and look at that man right there and called out my baggy outfits that you could fit three legs. Your

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

03:41 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"Thousands of great cars have a great day as we discussed earlier in the show. The lakers make the move to bring russell westbrook my goodness thowing back to kelly. Purple and gold. Let's get it big perk. Talk to me. What's the impacts. Oh look molly's listen like a nation needs stand up right now you know why because they're moving on up like the jeffersons right now. I'm telling you is lit right nine. La russell westbrook makes them. The clear. Cut favors to come out of the western conference finals. Let's i mean what's the conference. Let's make no mistake about it right. And then you just gotta go add a few pieces shooting things of that nature but look. You've got david del over there. Who was with lebron james. And the way way when those guys will punish people on the low block and learning how the could slash and play off one another getting out and transition will see that happening and by the way they have the best player development coach in the game and phil handy. There hasn't got his chance to put his hands on. Russell was wo- once he gets russell westbrook in his space and in this area. He's gone to correct that jumps out of is. I'm not saying he's gonna come back soon. Light i was gonna say. Joe has. But i don't wanna say joe has because the way he was asked the boats. But he's not going back through like steph curry but i guarantee you russell westbrook. A guy has been to the finals. He knows what it takes went as a youngster is going to come back on the mission. He's gonna put and anthony davis bank where he can't take those possessions on he's gonna bring the best out of the anthony davis lake nations. Standup magic johnson is happy. Ginny bus's happy. Everybody's happy as they should be..

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

04:30 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"I i still think We can't put him in a box. He's continued. I think to defy the aging process and Every year as i think we're well this is the year tom's not gonna he's gonna decline in he continues to Obviously contradict that. So those three. I don't know how you put one ahead of the other and my mind are ninety nine. When i watch these quarterbacks play a particularly in this day and age. Alex i think about a drew brees and how exceptional he looked before he retired. I think about tom brady how exceptional he continues to look. But it also feels like guys like that are basically Holding the they got the folks that look at traditional quarterbacks and holding on and then for dear life because lamar jackson is not traditional now with his running ability. Patrick mahomes not traditional because we see all the things that he can do with his feet. He was running for his life. They said he ran about four hundred yards and the super bowl that we've scrambling was light against tampa. We noted ever rogers. Beautiful of a passer is he. Is he can scramble with the football as well when you look at the quarterback position in today's day and age. Do you see that the ability to be mobile is a just a plus or is it an absolute necessity and a requirement to succeed in. Nfl in this day and age. Obviously with the exception of the tom. Brady's of the world yeah. I don't think it's a requirement I i think we seen progress in the position..

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"first take" Discussed on First Take

First Take

04:52 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"This should be exciting. Take a look at the list. Y'all mahomes coming in at number one. He got ninety nine ben. Tom brady ninety seven. Rogers after tom brady with ninety six. And then you can see. Russ and lamar. So we'd like to welcome in a very familiar face one of the most prolific winners in. Nfl history. Eight three time pro bowler former comeback player of the year. Alex smith alex. Thank you so much for being with us. Molly thanks for having me of course and let me. Just say this Your whole story and how you came back was extremely inspirational. And i'm not just saying that to be nice like seeing the specials and all that you went through really inspiring so just huge kudos to you appreciate that. Yeah but now before we jump into house retirement treating you. Are you liking. It seems like you're still busy. It's good it's good. It's still getting used to that word. and and i think here we were coming up on the fall. This'll be the first fall in twenty five plus years that have not been in a training camp. So i'm excited i. Obviously i think there will be mixed feelings mixed emotions I think that's only to be expected. But but i'm so excited to spend much time with my wife and kids. I put them through a lot. They have sacrificed so much over the years in so excited to see what's next alex. Alex stevens here man. Thank you for being on the show. And i just want to say. I'm not you know when. I think about emotion. I got a different kind of emotion. A lot of times. I mean one of the one of the soft spots they hit me when you return to the field. And i saw your wife and kids in the stands. That was one of the most beautiful scenes that i've that i've ever seen to be quite honest with you watching a football game and i wanna ask you when you now that you've retired after that horrific injury. Could you explain us why you decided to come back in the first place considering the fan yeah now elected to retire absolutely. I think it's because of you know for me. The last six months here since the season ended. I honestly feel like i have zero limitations. I don't think there's anything out there Mentally for me and physically that. I can't go attempts to try. And do i have to adapt to adapt the rest of my life Because of what happened to me. But i don't feel like i have any mental limitations and that's an amazing feeling because throughout my recovery processed. Even i built up a lot of walls of the things. I would never be able to do against But it's that i'd lost forever and football was the vehicle to help me get him back and i'm so thankful for everybody. The numerous numerous people throughout my journey. Help me get back teammates included but most of all my wife and kids. My wife is Bore the brunt of obviously everything that we've been doing my career most of all obviously the last couple of years mine injury so Deserves a break and again. I'm so thankful that she helped me. is we. We did it together. And again i like i said i don't give me limitations. Know alex you're an easy route four and it's great to have you on the show..

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05:24 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

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01:34 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

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First Take

03:57 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"They have to be a hundred percent behind him and his injury and they have to say this. Come back and do it again. Because he's already come back from injury and played at an all star an mvp level But they went all in two years ago when they when they signed. Both of those guys. the free agent. So you can't turn back now. We've turned it back now. Kenny let me. Let me say this i know. Go waza to tom. Champion but while. I got you on the show. Let me also reiterate a position that i've echoed in the past. I have no problem. Recognizing wildland is one of the top plays and the brother is just big time. There's no denying that he's a two time champion. We get that but kenny. I got serious doubts as to whether or not i would want to invest with him. Long-term you about a one or two year deal that's different but long-term speak to us a second about culture in the sport of basketball when you instigate load management when you play when you wanna play practice when you want to practice and your injury prone. How can that build the crop culture for you particularly if you to los angeles clippers. What do you say they. They had cut themselves only because he won a championship doing in toronto. He was low management coming in and out practicing at certain times sitting out games. They want a championship and he was down the stretch. Then if you say. I'm gonna only offer you wanna two year deal but three do this. Twenty other teams. That would clear cap space at say. I'll take that chance including a team in the same building problem. We'll take that chance. I i think that they put themselves in a position that he he's he's one that way if he had if he had played toronto and they didn't win. Then you could be like well. Hey got got we got. We got stuck back. We've got to give you like three. You deal we gotta make the practice. But since he's done it and he's done at the high level and won the championship doing it. I think you're handcuffed to say this is the way it's going to be Can be left the good stuff for a paying it for. Tell us more about the academy and we talked to you about it when you launch. We were pandemic July twenty twenty. What's going on with that. Six thousand members virtual basketball -struction. You get the best. That's what we're doing here. I mean in. North carolina filming. We felt just filming six vanity at clarkston got draymond green. Cj mccollum and you could just personal one on one learning how to play the game a lot. There's a lotta great trainers but these you went to do stuff why there's a difference between just doing it. So if you go to the jet academy dot com again. Jared kademi dot com sign up. Don't be a scrub this year. Don't come back after this summer..

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First Take

03:25 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"They don't lose a game like he could take over all of those games so this is not the same kind of guys. And you know youthfulness energy plan together that means something so i wouldn't just hand those two teams the east and west at all. I think that they're going to have to work for. It's gonna have to stay injury-free they're going to be playing that. Oh that that Saving him for this game. That gets you out of rhythm. And i thought that. Got the lakers outta rare them this year. And we'll see if it doesn't do it this you russell. Westbrook kennedy smith fourth teen in four years teammates kevin durant reggie jackson surge a box of the dollah depot or george james hot and again bradley beal no championship to show for it. And now he's got lebron. James and anthony davis as teammate. At the start of this show. I talked about how because he's so phenomenal. And because he's a surefire first-ballot future hall of famer. All of those things taken into consideration. He will never be under more pressure than he's been and he will be this year he won't care but that's the situation. Am i right or wrong about that. I don't not having the championship bambridge legacy but it definitely adds to. It definitely adds to the reason. I'm on tnt in sitting here with espn right now because i want championships diver perspective. That's going to be different and it has a to it so yes winning a championship. Russell westbrook does it help his career. Yes does it happen. And if he doesn't know he's done enough individuals but it makes him when you walk around with that championship that see on your shoulder like that's a different perspective. What kenny and a different thought process. Yeah but i'm asking you coming into this season. I don't know of anybody who will be under more pressure than him. Because i outlined what do you say okay to brooklyn nets the brooklyn nets are because you. You assemble this roster. Then it wasn't healthy. You come back you got to win it. You got to be in a finals. You gotta be there because to me then like. Is this really what we should've done. And all we going to all these guys going to stay hurt. Are they going to be healthy enough. Are they gonna be cohesive enough and to me the brooklyn says it just as much pressure as russell westbrook and as a team. They probably have more pressure than in any team to win. Shannon pat kenny clippers president of basketball operations lawrence. Frank said after having major surgery for the acl tear. He wants to have why remain cler along. Time your reaction to you went all in two years ago so when you go all in. There's no there's no plan. B like there is no plan. B two eggs in all baskets lawrence understands that i think ownership understand that they can't olympic can't allow him to walk..

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First Take

05:24 min | 4 months ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"Ad and westbrook have combined for thirty four all star selections. They will be the second team of etry with that. Many along with the twenty eleven celtics who featured shack. Kevin garnett and paul pierce. It also gives the lakers two of the best playmakers of all time. Lebron westbrook have combined for two hundred eighty. Three career triple doubles westbrook. The all time leader in that category while lebron ranks fed ballplayers also have a scoring title and assist title under their belt. But then there's this question of how this especially in terms of four spacing westbrook shoots just over thirty percent from three in his career. Something the lakers twenty first and last season but to be fair bronwyn two titles with d. Wade who shot worse than thirty percent from three in his career. The nets remained the favorites to win the title season. According to caesar's in vegas but the lakers not far behind after l. a. It's the bucks plus eight hundred followed by.

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First Take

11:22 min | 2 years ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"The first day doesn't get much better than that people. And right now, my listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free. This exclusive web address ZipRecruiter dot com slash verse. Take that's ZipRecruiter dot com slash. F I R S T T, aka ZipRecruiter dot com slash. I take ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Have a great day. The new state farm drive safe and save app could get you a discount to thirty percent for good driving. But it's date. Farm radio ad gets you one hundred percent discount on this plastic. Why would? Get a discount up to thirty percent with dry safe and say just say. Nice discounts. Maybe not available in all states. Hey there. Bill Murphy here with your sports center right now, the blazers started the playoffs as the only team with homecourt advantage who was the betting underdog for the series there. One game. There are reasons for optimism in rose city Dame Lillard recorded his eleven thirty point playoff game in the blazers win Sunday only Clyde Drexler with fourteen has done that more often in a blazers jersey. Okay. Sees Paul George. Meanwhile, struggled mightily with a sore right shoulder shooting. Eight for twenty four engaged one missing a playoff career high eleven threes getting blocked four times in his cancer went for twenty points in a playoff career-best eighteen boards joining Bill Walden and lamarcus Aldridge as the only Glazer's with an eighteen in eighteen playoff game for the thunder. Frustration was widespread. Russell you've played against Dana's before since he since he left, you could you tell he had a little extra in his step tonight. Trying to play against his old pals next question. Did you think getting down thirty eight twenty one seventeen point deficit to come back and make it a game down the stretch? Is that a good sign for the rest of the playoffs? Thanks question. Offie next question. We're how many playoff career triple doubles does. Russell westbrook. Cavs banters nine that ties will Chamberlain for six NBA history. One more moves Brody into a tie for fourth with raise on Rondo and Larry Bird. That's it for this center. Right now, here's more. I take. Thanks for the rest. Not having Bill Bill textile Pablo in Bomani still here with us having good times high times. That I got a little too excited for house just trying to fit in. Yeah. I need a yellow more. I'm sorry for not yelling enough. Now. I was I mean, it was a strong debate very disappointed in you. I couldn't. I couldn't Bomani, okay? We back. Let's get into a guy. This is the disappoint money on them. Lasers. Take a one oh series lead over the thunder Dame Lillard had eleven thirty point playoff game of his career. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook had his ninth career playoff triple double. I'm going to start with you Stephen A on this one. This is generally speaking. Okay. Who would you rather have Dame or Westbrook? I would say Russell Westbrook only because I take the eighty two games in the consideration. You know, I think Dame is a better shooter. I personally believe in. I wanna stay for the record. I think Damian Lillard is first team Ed of Steph. Curry would what Steph curry has to work with Dave average at twenty six about Stephen A. Yeah. Yeah. Just say he looked better than Steph curry, I know Steph curry is the greatest shooters that I've ever seen. I'm just talking about four this season. I think that they meet a little you could make an argument that he's first team or NBA having said all of that particularly impressed. Rod situations with that shot that he has I won there. But over the course of eighty two games energy mad is what you bring to the table on a night in night out basis is not just about scorn. It's about the other things that you do as well. And the fact that Russell Westbrook is so fiery and plan at one hundred miles an hour all the time it's almost impossible to be lackadaisical around him. And I think that I would take that into consideration. I that's how I look at it. The only other thing I want to say about Russell Westbrook is this. I'm gonna say this one national television because I got love for the brother. But I hope he gets fine. I really do because that's ridiculous. When you can't answer a basketball they personal now you just play the playoff game. You lost the questions will clearly abound. He didn't it was nothing personal next question. You if. If you really Bill Bill checks should be fine too. But I don't know. Bill Belichick does that he might give short terse answers. Okay. He might not give you what you want. I'm. Is not an man come now. I mean, there is a western. A million times by favorite player. Like, he's the one guy in the history of sports, I can think of one play ago. I don't care how crazy it sounds. My both missed the best player I've ever seen the very next play go. You cannot win a championship with this guy is just gonna kill your team. Right. Like it's being like a bipolar kind of player. But I love watching because it's all effort all the time. But that's the problem basketball. Look generally a game like football, you try harder. You do better game like baseball, you try harder. Sometimes you do worse. You're too tight. Right. Like golf tiger. Does it? Sometimes you try harder. You do worse. That's bull usually try harder. You do better. But not Russell Westbrook. Watching Russell Westbrook. I often feel like let go of the reins under pressure a little bit more trust, your teammates, a little bit more. You'll relax and do better under pressure. I see him pulling too hard. And I think that becomes a problem. Whereas Damian Lillard he always had the smell about him like he was going to be cool under pressure. He just gave you that feeling and last year doing by drew holiday. So I think Lillard. Knows that he had that reputation. Like, he's a championship type player. Just getting the way he did in a suite last year is super motivated right now to not let that happen again that combined with the issues that Westbrook Cavs combined with the range with which Lillard can hit shots Steph curry like he's the kind of the closest thing to step in the west. I'd rather have Lillard right now than Westbrook. See the thing is when I look at those two guys feel like Lillard is in space where we are going to evaluate him primarily by what he does do Westbrook's in a space where people evaluate him primarily by what he does not do his flaws jump out to people far more in the energy, and the rebounding that somehow almost become a demerits against him. Because people just call it stat hunting, he gives you a lot out there. It's hard for me to say that I wanna play more than I want. Russell westbrook. Lillard is really really good. There's no way around that. And he's going to give you those shots, and he's going to make as going to give it to you. This is a close would for me. But I just can't I can't do it. I just cannot pass up. But Bo I don't think either of those guys can be the. The best player on a championship team. Neither of them can be until the question. Then is if they cannot be one a they have to fit around somebody else, and Damian Lillard he has an advantage over Russell Westbrook. Russell westbrook. When you look at his three point percentage and his free-throw percentage. The first digit is to you cannot be shooting twenty something from the line or from three. If you're going to be the second or third best guard on a championship team or the second best player on championship team. So to meet Russell Westbrook is as exciting as you guys all say, he is the player I wanna watch as a TV show. But Damian Lillard is the guy I wanted glad you wrote up. Exactly. But that's that's a great point lead. You brought up the shot. A lot of the kind of armchair psychology that we apply to west especially to Westbrook is simply because he didn't shoot it. Very well. And it's not just because he's not as good at hitting hero shots in hard shots. Maybe someone like Kobe Bryant. So it's like bad judgment even good shots. He's not as good at hitting those as modern that core. Players should be. And so then we get into all this psychologist like me saying he's trying to poke too hard. It's kind of like Tiger Woods recently lost his back. And when the backup better, he could go again, Westbrook, doesn't shoot it. Well enough. But one thing I think he doesn't get enough credit for though, he does where his game around. What's out there? The way he played with prod. Kevin Durant versus without Kevin Durant. Versus working around Paul George like, you can go look at the numbers. You can see just miss that. He makes from year to year we talk about trust and the rest of his teammates how much and Paul. Well, I'll tell you the how they they talk with you. So does bothering him, but they talked so much about Russell Westbrook and his selfishness. And there have been many occasions where I think he's shown he's unselfish, and he's willing to be unselfish, and he's willing to defer to some degree, and he's willing to give people ample opportunities to produce. It's not like he's out they ignore and his teammates. And not feeding him the basketball. I might have a problem with how he's handling himself with the media and press conferences and stuff like that. Because clearly when there was an incident that developed in Utah, he certainly wanted to cameras, Dan, he wanted to make sure to explain himself, then, but somehow, someway, you can't answer questions about that. That's a problem and not only that it it gives you the sense that you're looking for in a reason to be can't take risks or beyond with somebody else. Which is not a good look for him to have at this moment in time. But as a basketball player when you take into account eighty two games during XI's everything we've gotten to a point where we think everything is about April may and June. Well, that's the teams that really really matter that has a chance there's about twenty five teams. In the league every year. You don't have a snow bowl chance inhale playing in June. But what they do from October to April. That's why we might say, you can't ignore Westbrook. And what he gives you on a night because he takes way too much criticism for a guy who out works and has more passion and energy in every play than like everyone else playing any sport in the world in every play. No matter the month. I love that about him. I'm saying if he shot like Damian Lillard Dade win the championship Daime eleven it'd be cancelled Christmas Eve guy superhero he rules of the game. Take once their fro that Kevin Durant might have never left. Yeah. Well. Russ. Then we didn't decide of I think Lillard plays in Portland. For Terry starts is probably one of the more. Underrated coaches in the is a good coach you show me too. Good code. Russell Westbrook is play for like the one that you could definitively say is good. I feel pretty confident saying Scott Brooks is not I'm not as clear on Billy Donovan, but I'm not leaning toward. Wow, Billy down. If it's been a really good coach in the NBA. I will say this. They did come within forty eight minutes of birth to the finals. He's just saying it wasn't like. It'd be said to do that you do something with what you had. I think he also likes the power vacuum though. The idea that Russell Westbrook does not have a dominant coach means that he can be the guy who is Steph hunting by any other name. He's gonna be the guy who's orchestrating Brownsville. They actually be counterproductive to his playoff hopes because he reminds me in a way of of a nice Congo. Bulls. Sorta access is offering. This is who works with us. Now Chicago Bulls coach Minnesota so tip it over would grind these teams down because they played such intense defense sometimes by the playoffs. They weren't there. Except for max this time guys. This was fun Pablo. My pros, you you mentioned come back.

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First Take

12:28 min | 2 years ago

"first take" Discussed on First Take

"Throat. I. Eight. Oh, I think we did. Anybody they grow up around on his mission. Masin people act like those years did not exist because Michael Jordan was there. We have had any nice handful years with no Tiger Woods out there. And we can't people's he's Justice shiny as well. Right. But this, but that's the magnitude of Mike is being slicked but mighty Jones because you know, damn well, Don start tend to for eight field, and what eleven point rate the New York Knicks, but they they wouldn't have to call the bowl. All right. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. You all you want to go to this argument. Give you the tweaking the Knicks beat the boat. I think that if you put the bulls in the finals whose garden allies ROI what team had the best record against. Funny. How about a four headed monster? No. By the way, who's go John who can guard Jordan, who's gonna Pippen, really? The rockets had the one thing if you can't get somebody to guard. Michael Jordan is somebody kinda crazy. You gotta get an. Thank you. Right here. Good. Gartner? Glove. Ninety down a notch. Hey there. Bill Murphy here with your sports center right now, the blazers started the playoffs as the only team with homecourt advantage who was the betting underdog for the series or one game. There are reasons for optimism in rose city Dame Lillard recorded his eleven thirty point playoff game in the blazers win Sunday only Clyde Drexler with fourteen has done that more often in a blazers jersey. Okay. Seized Paul George. Meanwhile, struggled mightily with a sore right shoulder shooting. Eight for twenty four engaged one missing a playoff career high eleven threes getting blocked four times in his canter went for twenty points in a playoff career-best, eighteen boards. Joining Bill Walton and lamarcus Aldridge as the only blazers with an eighteen in eighteen playoff game for the thunder. Frustration was widespread. Russell you've played against Dan before since he since he left gyp it. Could you tell you had a little extra in his step tonight? Trying to play against his old pals next question. Rusted. Did you think getting down thirty eight twenty one seventeen point deficit to come back and make it a game down the stretch? Is that a good sign for the rest of the playoffs? Thanks question. Offie next question. We're how many playoff career triple doubles. Does. Russell westbrook. Have the answers nine that ties will Chamberlain for six in NBA history. One more moves Brody into a tie for fourth with rage on Rondo and Larry Bird. That's it for this sport center right now, here's more. I take. Thanks Bill restaurant haven't at Bill Bill textile Pablo in Bomani still here with us having good times high times. Got a little too excited for house just trying to fit in. Yeah. I need a yellow more. I'm sorry for not yelling enough. Now. I was there. I mean, it was a strong debate very disappointed in you. I couldn't get into big Bomani. Okay. It'll be back. I get into a guy is the disappoint money on them. Lasers. Take a one oh series lead over the thunder Dame. Lillard had the eleventh thirty point playoff game of his career. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook at his ninth career playoff triple double. I'm going to start with you Stephen A on this one. This is generally speaking. Okay. Who would you rather have Dame or Westbrook? I would say Russell Westbrook only because I take the eighty two games in the consideration. You know, I think Dame is a better shooter. I personally believe in. I wanna stay for the record. I think Damian Lillard is first team NBA Ed of Steph. Curry would what Steph curry has to work with the average at twenty six about Steven A. Yeah. Yeah. I didn't say better than Steph curry, I know Steph curry is the greatest shooters that I'm just talking about four this season. I think that they me a little you could make an argument that he's first team or it'd be a having said all of that particularly oppress rod situations with that shot that he has I won there. But over the course of eighty two games energy mad is what you bring to the table on a night in night out basis. It's not just about scoring. It's about the other things that you do as well. And the fact that Russell Westbrook is so fiery and plan at one hundred miles an hour all the time it's almost impossible to be lackadaisical around him. And I think that I would take that into consideration. I that's how I look at it. The only other thing I want to say about Russell Westbrook is this. I'm gonna say this one national television because I got love for the brother. But I hope he gets fine. I really do because that's ridiculous. When you can't answer a basketball could they personal now you just play the playoff game. You lost two questions will clearly abound. He didn't it was nothing personal next question. You if Inbar checked really built Bill checks should be fine too. But I don't know what good does that. He might give short terse answers. Okay. He might not give you what you want. I'm. Come on. Now. I mean, there's the western Brad west. Said a million times by favorite player. Like, he's the one guy in the history of sports. I can think of on one play go. I don't care. How crazy? It sounds my eyeballs dimissed the best player I've ever seen the very next play go. You cannot win a championship with. This guy's just gonna kill your team. Right. Like it's being like bipolar kind of player. But I love watching because it's all effort all the time. But that's the problem basketball. Look generally a game like football, you try harder. You do better game like baseball, you try harder. Sometimes you do worse. You're too tight. Right. Like golf tiger. Does it? Sometimes you try harder. You do worse. That's usually you try harder you do better. But not Russell Westbrook. Watching Russell Westbrook. I often feel like let go of the reins under pressure a little bit more trust, your teammates, a little bit more. You'll relax and do better under pressure. I see him pulling too hard. And I think that becomes a problem. Whereas Damian Lillard he always had the smell about him. Like he was going to be cool under pressure. Just gave you that feeling and last year gun doing by drew holiday. So I think Lillard knows. He had that reputation. Like, he's a championship type player. Just getting the way he did. In sweep last year is super-motivated right now to not let that happen again that combined with the issues that Westbrook Cavs combined with the range with which Lillard can hit shots Steph curry like he's kind of the closest thing to step in the west. I'd rather have Lillard right now than Westbrook. See the thing is when I look at those two guys I feel like Lillard is in space that we are going to evaluate him primarily by what he does do Westbrook's in a space where people evaluate him primarily by what he does not do his flaws jump out to people far more in the energy. And the rebounding that's somehow it's almost become a merit against him. Because people just call a stat hunting. He gives you a lot out there. It's hard for me to say that I want to play more than I want. Russell westbrook. Little it's really really good. There's no way around that. And he's going to give you those shots, and he's going to make as going to give it to you. This is a close one for me. But I just can't I can't do it. I just cannot pass up. But I don't think either of those guys can be the best. Player on a championship team. Neither of them can be until the question. Then is if they cannot be one a they have to fit around somebody else, and Damian Lillard he has an advantage over Russell Westbrook. Russell westbrook. When you look at his three point percentage and his free throw percentage. The first digit is to you cannot be shooting twenty something from the line or from three. If you're going to be the second or third best guard on a championship team or the second or third best player on championship team. So to meet Russell Westbrook is as exciting as you guys all say, he is the player I wanna watch as a TV show. But Damian Lillard is the guy I wanted. Glad you wrote up. Exactly. That's a great point lead. You brought up the shot. A lot of the kind of armchair psychology that we apply to west especially to Westbrook is simply because he didn't shoot it. Very well. And it's not just because he's not as good at hitting hero shots in hard shots. Maybe someone like Kobe Bryant. So it's like bad judgment even good shots. He's not as good at hitting those as modern back court players should be. And so then we get into all the psychology like me saying he's trying to poke too hard. It's kind of like Tiger Woods. He's he lost his motive. No had a bad back. And when the backup better golf again Westbrook doesn't shoot it well enough. But one thing I think he doesn't get enough credit for though, he does where his game around. What's out there? The way he played with prime. Kevin Durant versus without Kevin Durant. Versus working around Paul George like, you can go look at the numbers. You can see just miss that. He makes from year to year we talk about trust in the rest of his teammates. How much trading gotten Paul? Well, I'll tell you. Now, they they talk show desert bothering him. But they talked so much about Russell Westbrook, and selfishness and there have been. Many occasions where I think he's shown he's unselfish, and he's willing to be unselfish, and he's willing to defer to some degree, and he's willing to give people ample opportunities to produce. It's not like he's out day ignoring his teammates and not feed in the basketball. I might have a problem with how he's handling himself with the media and press conferences and stuff like that. Because clearly when there was an incident that developed in Utah, he certainly wanted to cameras, Dan, he wanted to make sure to explain himself, then, but somehow, someway, you can't answer questions about basketball. That's a problem and not only that it just it gives you the sense that you're looking for in a reason to be can't take risks or beyond with somebody else. Which is not a good look for him to have at this moment in time. But as a basketball player when you take into account eighty two games during XI's everything we've gotten to a point where we think everything is about April may and June. What that's the teams that really really matter that has a chance there's about twenty five teams in the league every year. You don't have a snowball's chance inhale plan in June. But what they do from October to April. That's why. West, but we might say, you can't ignore Westbrook. And what he gives you on a night that I took have it because he takes way too much criticism for a guy who out works and has more passion and energy in every play than like everyone else playing any sport in the world. And every play no matter the month. I love that about them. I'm saying if he shot like Damian Lillard Dade win the championship shot like Damian Lillard, it'd be cancelled Christmas EP superhero rules of the game. Take once that fro that Kevin Durant might another left. Yeah. Well. Varez inside of I think Lillard plays in Portland. For Terry starts is probably one of the more. Underrated coaches in the very good coach Essiet show me too. Good code. Russell Westbrook is play for like the one that you could definitively say is good. I feel pretty confident saying Scott Brooks is not I'm not as clear on Billy Donovan, but I'm not leaning toward Billy down of. It's been a really good coach in the NBA. I'll say this. They did come within forty eight minutes of birth to the finals. But I'm just saying it wasn't like. There's something to be said to do that you do something with what you had less. I think he also likes the power vacuum though. The idea that Russell Westbrook does not have a dominant coach means that he can be the guy who is Steph hunting by any other name. He couldn't be the guy who's orchestrating rattling. They actually be counterproductive to his playoff hopes because he reminds me in a way of of a. Guys. Congo goals soda access is offering. Who works with us. Now Chicago Bulls coach Minnesota so Timoteo would grind these teams down because they played such intense defense sometimes by the playoffs. They weren't there. Except for max this time guys. This was fun Pablo. My name. You mentioned come back. Sarah, what's going on everybody. I'm Molly Caraman. You are listening to the first take podcast. Let's be real hiring used to be hard multiple job sites. Stacks of resumes, confusing review process, but today, hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash. I take ZipRecruiter send your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find people with the right experience and invites them to apply to your job. Ziprecruiter is so affective that four out of five employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site within the

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"The male star game draft is tonight, but we're in for the heavy lifting here for King James in the Greek freak ahead of it. It's the first take NBA all star draft with these two Yannis as Smith against LeBron Kellerman. Hello, gentlemen. Thank you for being here tonight. These guys were alternate picks in max, you are up. I let me see he already got a seven footer, but he can't shoot. Gimme a seven footer who can Kevin Durant. I'm keeping track sharpie. Here we go. Where do you want right here? Sure. Every screen little squad. You have there is easy. For me. I'm going with the greatest shooter in the history of basketball. It's an all star game that will be no defense. People be allowed to do what they want to do any damn way. Why would I not take the greatest shooter in the history of basketball that would happen to be Steph curry, and plus I got the Senate I who who's not shooter. So I need somebody with them. That's the shooter. I'm going with Steph curry, oh, you just leaving. All all the all the players for me. Right taken. I got LeBron K D, And you didn't even take Hawaii. Gimme Kawai wares. cO? Why? Man can shoot also. And you're not going to school. Okay. I like that. I like that is skewed me I want shoot as again. Okay. Give me the second best shooter in basketball as far as I'm concerned, I need Klay Thompson. Let me get Klay Thompson, please. Yes. I want Klay Thompson. Let me get. You. Can't get clay. He's a reserve. You can't start clay starter. I'm sorry..

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