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Soler Hits First True World Series Leadoff HR
"Hey, ladies and gentlemen, it is rare that I note something in the sports world as an opener. But I thought you would find this of interest even if you don't follow baseball. Or any other sport for that matter. So the World Series is taking place right now. Between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. The Atlanta Braves representing the national league Houston Astros who can not make up their mind which league they would like to play in are in the American League. Something happened last night. That never happened before in the history of baseball. I'm serious. I love that stuff. As one of the players said, there aren't many firsts left. That the batter in the in a World Series game be opening batter, hit a home run. It's happened at the bottom of the first, but not at the top of the first. There you go. I am sure. That at least 4% of you found that fascinating. Welcome to the show. Where we indeed do talk about everything in life. For whatever reason, I'm finding interesting, perhaps because I very close friend on the Atlanta Braves. Very special, very special human being, as it turns out. All right, everybody Dennis prieger here. There was a group called the anti. By the way, Sean, did you happen to hear what I announced? You missed it. He went out to get some papers for the show. So he's excused. First time in World Series history, a batter opened up the World Series with a home run. That's, say, see, he's moved. He is one of the 4%. And the guy who did it was at last series with COVID. So ah, so it's another first. He is the first guy to be out with COVID to hit a home run at the opening of a World Series.
Cavallo comes out in a big statement before A-League season
"A star on Australia's Adelaide United did something rare in soccer or in men's sports around the world I'm just calling I'm a football and I'm proud to be gay his team released a video of the twenty one year old camallo says he felt the need to hide himself until now tied trying to perform at the best of your ability and to leave this double life go follow said he was worried people would treat him differently once they knew he was gay the response and support I have received is an immense at starting to make me think that why have I been hi this bid into sidelong is coach Carl beard praised Cavallo for his courage hopefully that happens the more doors for more pies and and more people that have gone through the same struggles is Josh camallo season in Australia kicks off next month I bet Donahue
Series to start...NFL: protocols working...Blackhawks probe
"AP sports sign Geffen cooled off the Braves began their first World Series since nineteen ninety nine with a six two win over the Astros correspondent Adam Spillane has the details in Houston for home Salerno Adam duvall smacked home runs as the Atlanta Braves took game one of the World Series by beating the Houston Astros so where's Homer came on the game's third page and do falls third inning two run shot St the Braves to a five nothing the doing that on the road and you know kind of get them first at bat jitters out of the way it is big so you know obviously this is a long series is gonna be a dogfight Charlie Morton started for Atlanta but had to leave in the third inning after suffering a fractured right fibula beginning before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league will not release the findings of its ten month investigation into allegations that the Washington football team engaged in harassment and abuse we think protecting the people that helped us get to that place the people that unfortunately had to live through that experience there we respect them and make sure that we protect them in the NBA the Lakers survived with star lebron James sidelined by an ankle injury as Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for sixty eight points in a one twenty five one twenty one win over the spurs the jazz beat the nuggets one twenty to one ten the Knicks knocked up the seventy Sixers one twelve ninety nine the mavs down the rockets one sixteen one oh six and the warriors top the thunder one oh six ninety eight Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after a team investigation revealed he mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's two thousand ten Stanley Cup run in the NHL entry Polat and Ryan McDonagh scored ten seconds apart in the second period in the defending champion lightning's five to one route of the penguins the flames topped the devils five to three the wild held on to beat the Canucks three to two the crack and flatten the Canadians five to one the jets adds the docks four to three and the golden knights said predators are in three to one wins over the avalanche and sharks respectively yes I'm cool bokeh piece sports
Derrick Bell Pushed for Marxist Model in America, Created Critical Race Theory
"And so what happened was they said well this isn't working We're not going to be able to overthrow the American system this way So there were splinter theories And one of them came out of Harvard Law School that I've been in a med Derrick bell who was an average or worse law professor In the 1970s And he felt that we should basically apply this Marxist model to race In many of his contemporaries thought he was unhinged Thought that he was a fringe 80 lock Thomas Saul used it announced him is really kind of a dumb guy who didn't make a whole lot of sense But dumb or not doesn't matter Over time he taught enough people and another professors joined in as they became more and more radicalized And this is something that has now permeated throughout colleges and universities starting in law schools In starting in the Ivy League schools And it's called critical race
The Ivy League Doesn't Just Train Tyrants for Our Oligarchy...
"John, smear, you've got a thousand articles that stream dot org. What should we talk about now? Well, I have a piece I did with our good friend Jason Jones and the title is the Ivy League doesn't just train tyrants for our oligarchy. Harvard is churning out commandants for Uighur concentration camp. Okay, not a joke. This is serious. Jason Jones is a hero, what do you say in the article about what I believe is doing? Well, the Financial Times reported and the daily caller reprinted. Two officials who oversee detention camps accused committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims in Zhang China previously received fellowships from Harvard University, the Financial Times reported. They studied at the Harvard University's center for democratic governance and innovation while pursuing a doctorate. We were asked center. Yes. ASH center for democratic governance and innovation. Doesn't that sound like a nice, happy, clappy thing, democratic governance and Internet innovation? Well, when you hear happy phrases like that, on the lips of Harvard people, what they really mean is genocide camps in China for Christians and Muslims who won't tow the government
Andersen stops former team, streaking Hurricanes beat Leafs
"The Carolina hurricanes use a dominant second period in route to a four one win over the Toronto Maple Leafs going five in to start the season Toronto took the lead in the first period on an awesome Matthews wraparound goal the two hundred goal of his career in the second Sebastian aho Stephen the rents and Nino Niederreiter all scored to put Carolina up three to one before Andrei Svechnikov would add an empty netter in the third Lorenzo book about the team being bought in it's very hard to win in this league and I'm very fortunate that that I've been you know put into our system puzzle piece into the alternate you know the the big puzzle of being a championship team a contender year in year out Frederick Anderson made twenty four saves in net for the hurricane to get his former team Dennis **** Raleigh North Carolina
Update on the latest sports
"P. sports on the ferry the Astros are making a return trip to the fall classic correspondent Adam splaine has the details on the shoulders of your don Alvarez's for for for night the Houston Astros are American League champions for the third time in five years after beating the Boston Red Sox in game six of the American League Championship Series tied to nothing the four hit night caps a series for Alvarez that saw him bat five twenty two earning him series MVP honors Astros shortstop Carlos Correa says he's excited to get back to this point when okay guys I love the red Sox were held to just three runs over the last three games of the series over to the NBA Kevin Durant had a triple double in the nets closed on a sixteen one run to beat the seventy Sixers one fourteen one oh nine Taran had twenty nine points fifteen rebounds and twelve assists for the nets who trailed by fourteen before getting their first win the defense side you know that's how I can't turn their attentions plant right wait stop terms like that the Suns beat the Lakers one fifteen one oh five the jazz knocked off the kings one ten one one the next role to a one twenty one ninety six route of the magic the raptors clobbered the Celtics one fifteen eighty three the bulls for one twenty eight one twelve winners over the pelicans the nuggets are to one oh two ninety six victory against the spurs the wizards outlasted the Pacers one thirty five one thirty four in overtime the rockets hammered the thunder one twenty four ninety one and the Hornets posted at one twenty three one twelve win over the Cavaliers in hockey Charlie Coyle had a goal and two assists as the Bruins handed the Sabres their first loss of the season for one Taylor hall had a goal and an assist to back Linas hallmark who stopped thirty four shots against his former team but it's definitely going to be one of those life to live long memories for sure it was very special elsewhere on NHL ice it was a shark's beating the Leafs five three the stars getting a three two overtime win against the kings in the Orleans defeating the golden knights five three Dave Ferrie AP sports
Astros celebrate after advancing to World Series
"On the shoulders of your don Alvarez's for for for night the Houston Astros are American League champions for the third time in five years after beating the Boston Red Sox in game six of the American League Championship Series tied to nothing the four hit night caps a series for Alvarez that saw him bat five twenty two earning him series MVP honors after scoring a combined twenty one runs during their wins in games two and three the red Sox were held to just three runs over the last three games of the series Adam small lane Houston
Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros 12-3, lead ALCS 2-1
"Kyle Schwarber kept the grand old times going for the red Sox with another grand slam in the team's twelve three route of the Astros in game three of their American League Championship Series Schwarber second inning slam off Astros starter Jose or kiedy was the red Sox third in the last two games making Boston the only team with three grand slams in a single postseason series Christian Arroyo and JD Martinez added two run homers to help Boston take a two to one series lead Kyle Tucker's three run Homer provided all the offense for the Astros guessing
Update on the latest sports
"AP sports I'm Josh Rowntree major league baseball's NLCS the Atlanta Braves now hold a two oh series lead Eddie Rosario singled home the winning run in the ninth inning to send the Braves past Los Angeles Dodgers five to four we're sorry you had four hits for Atlanta in the NFL the Arizona Cardinals remain the NFL's only unbeaten team and continue their best start since nineteen seventy four Kyler Murray tied a career high with four touchdown passes in the cardinals improved to six now with a thirty seven fourteen dismantling of the Browns also around the NFL on Sunday night football TJ white forced a strip sack of Seattle Seahawks starter Geno Smith in overtime as the Steelers moved to three and three on the year with a twenty three twenty when dak Prescott three thirty five yard touchdown pass to CeeDee lamb in overtime to give the cowboys a thirty five twenty nine victory over the patriots Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Packers fifth straight win twenty four fourteen at Chicago the March Jackson threw for one hundred sixty seven yards and a touchdown while the ravens frustrated Justin Herbert in a thirty four six stifling of the Chargers I'm Josh Rowntree AP sports
Atlanta Takes 2-0 Lead Over Dodgers in NLCS
"Eddie Rosario's walk off single in the bottom of the ninth day of the Atlanta Braves a five to four win over the Los Angeles Dodgers and put the Braves up two games to none in the National League Championship Series Rosario single which went just under the glove of Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager robin Dansby Swanson from second the Dodgers took a two nothing lead in the first time to see your home run and Jack Peterson hit a two run shot in the six to even things up or Atlanta Braves will Smith picked up the win in relief Gary McPhillips Atlanta
Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28
"The Vikings pulled out of thirty four twenty eight win over the Panthers on Kirk cousins twenty seven yard scoring strike to K. J. Osborne on the first possession of overtime cousins threw for three hundred seventy three yards and three touchdowns against the league's top ranked pass defense it's not the way you want to win every week you know you want to do when a little cleaner but our the way our team found a way and I thought our defense did a tremendous job all game long Adam Thielen finished with eleven receptions for one hundred twenty six yards and a touchdown for Minnesota which reached the end zone three times after intermission after failing to score a second half TD in his previous four games Sam Darnold finished just seventeen of forty seven for two hundred seven yards and one touchdown with two turnovers I'm the ferry
Riley's game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers
"Austin Riley's walk off single in the bottom of the ninth scored as the all these from second as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers three two in the opening game of the National League Championship Series they it was Riley's first career walk off that come up and up you know quite a few situations you know early in the season and and what I will get it done but to get get it done and I was it was awesome the Braves third baseman also had a solo home run in the fourth Will Smith had a solo shot for the Dodgers also in the fourth Atlanta starter Max reed pitched six innings giving up two runs on eight hits the Dodgers went with a bullpen game using eight pitchers it was Blake Treinen who suffered the defeat Gary McPhillips Atlanta
Red Sox hit 2 slams in first 2 innings, even series
"The Boston Red Sox became the first team in major league history to hit two grand slams in the same post season games and in doing so tied the American League championship series at a game apiece the nine five win over the Houston Astros JD Martinez staked the red Sox to a four nothing lead with his first inning grand slam and Rafael Devers followed suit in the second date of all the earned the win for Boston after allowing three runs over five one third innings illegal retail drove in three runs for the Astros game three is Monday night in Boston Adam Scott lane Houston
McCullers still hoping to help Astros despite injury
"Carlos Correa seventeen home run broke a three three tie as the Houston Astros took the opener of the American League Championship Series with a five four win over the Boston Red Sox the Astros added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth which they needed because ki K. Hernandez led off the ninth with a solo Homer to Ryan Pressly retired the next three hitters to preserve the win Houston fell behind three to one in the third but seven Astros relievers held the red Sox to just one run over six one third innings he gave Hernandez finished four for five with two homers Adams pulling Houston
Cardinals fire Mike Shildt over 'philosophical differences'
"The singles cardinals the pirates manager Mike chilled over philosophical differences within the organization chel took over the reins of the franchise on an interim basis in August two thousand eighteen and secure the job on a permanent basis the following season the Redbirds won ninety one games that year earning short National League manager of the year honors singles with thirty and twenty eight in the pandemic Jordan twenty twenty season losing to San Diego in the opening round of the expanded playoffs this year's team used a franchise record seventeen game winning streak in September to reach the wild card game where they lost to the Dodgers I'm Mike Reeves
Jon Gruden Resigns as Raiders Coach Over Decade-Old Offensive Emails
"John Gruden has always been kind of a wild child in the NFL always been a little bit of a loose cannon, if you will. And I believe he was also he was also the coach of the Oakland Raiders in like the 90s. And then he went to the Buccaneers and led them to the Super Bowl very complicated. But then he rejoined the Raiders in 2018 after he was an analyst on Monday Night Football. Do you remember those things he used to sit down with the quarterbacks? And it was like Gruden's corner. I've never been a big fan of Jon Gruden. I'll be very honest. One in 2002, that's right, my memory's not too bad. I'm not going to be an apologist for Jon Gruden. Okay? I'm sure he lives a complicated life like most people in the NFL. But this recent saga involving in his resignation slash termination is disgusting. And the national Football Association is in many different ways. In enterprise that is built on a House of Cards. The entire structure of how many of the teams are filed as nonprofits on how almost every stadium is built thanks to taxpayer dollars. There's a lot of corruption that exists in the national football, the National Football League. And so it came out a couple days ago that John Gruden is going to be fired, or it has to speak out for his racist and homophobic emails over ten years ago. And I shrugged my shoulders and I actually didn't know where this one was going to go. Because John Gruden signed a ten year 100 million dollar deal with the Oakland Raiders. And now so he technically resigned whatever he says, I have resigned as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be distraction. Thank you to all the players coaches and staff and fan fans of raider nation. I'm sorry I never meant to hurt anyone, John Gruden. And so it was revealed in some of these emails. And based from what I've said, seen should have said something's probably not no, was he joking around in private in a context that none of us can understand? Yes. He incited Joe Biden, insulted Joe Biden I can't even say what he called Joe Biden on air. It's kind of hilarious. Called Roger Goodell, a certain name. I'm no fan of Roger Goodell. So if this whole thing is like a Roger Goodell, apology tour, but here's what really matters. Here's the question. In the National Football League, do they ever allow people to do bad things and continue to participate? Like murder. How about rate Ray Lewis and his legacy of the unsolved double murder? Or how about you remember this one? You remember ray rice, who literally punched his fiance in an elevator? It was an elevator, right? Which gained total notoriety following the indictment he was released by the ravens and suspended, and now rice would be reinstated after he successfully appealed the league's decision. And this whole thing with John Gruden is this question of should you be judged by things you have said in private ten years ago to destroy your current
Very Few People Do Monstrous Things While Thinking 'I'm Doing Something Monstrous'
"I'm talking to the husband of Molly Hemingway, Mark Hemingway together they put together a brand new book called rigged, how the media big tech and the Democrats seized our elections. Mark, you were just saying that these generals and others who signed the letter calling the Hunter Biden laptop story Russian disinformation, they seem all to have known that they were lying that they were lying to the American people that they were using their public personae in a way that would be effective because of who they are and because of their titles. And that they did it because they thought they had to save the republic from another Trump presidency. And I only half jokingly refer to Hitler because very few people do monstrous things thinking I'm doing something monstrous. They always have what they think of as good reasons. The difference is that in a country of laws, like the United States of America, there are these guardrails. There's the constitution. We have jail for people who break laws. How is it you think that so many high figures, including Hillary Clinton would very very seriously lie? Another was know that they're lying and with a straight face, speak to American voters and citizens and say things that they know aren't even slightly true. With some desired effect. Do you suppose that they never thought that they would be found out? Is that part of it? I mean, so in the case of someone as large as Hillary Clinton, I mean, I do think that they're do exist, you know, avaricious narcissists at a level in our league leadership in this country that should be concerning to us. As for, you know, people that are further down the rung that are the lieutenant supporting all this nonsense, I think a big part of the problem, of course, is the media in this country. We have a hugely asymmetric media system in this country. You know, if I want to know what a liberal in this country thinks I can turn on the television in ten seconds later, I know what it is. You know, liberals in this country on the other hand, because they have such hegemonic control of all of these institutions, you know, they're not out there subscribing to the Claremont review of books or watching Eric metaxas to see what conservatives think about important
"g league" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast
"I walk him into another episode of candid, coaches, conversations every single week you can find us live, streaming. Find us on all the audio platforms, and we got a great show for you again today with another group of assistant coaches and media members. And today's topic will be how college basketball with the landscape is changing with the addition of the G League ignite a year ago and now, overtime Elite. Yeah, this would be good. I mean, listen, we've had a bunch of of different topics and I will never run short four topics, but I felt like this week. A good one would be everybody's talking about, obviously a year ago is G League ignite, right? They signed Big Time Players even pulling those as well. Jalen green decides, he told me he was going to go to Auburn. I know he's told some other people that's gonna be Memphis, but he told me it was going to be Auburn. Instead, he goes straight leaking night and kaminga. I think God. Kentucky was in there for kaminga and dacian Nick's decides at the last minute, he signs with UCLA and now you've got over time of leave, you know this league that's taking sixteen eighteen year olds and giving them you know somewhere in the vicinity at least a hundred grand a piece. And from what I'm told, the Thompson Twins got five hundred grand a piece plus $150,000 signing bonus so they get paid real real money as high school kids. And I wanted to bring on guys that are going to be affected by this which all of you will because you're all recruiting the high-level guys are have been already or will be and Jeremy get your inside to of like how much is this really going to affect college hoops? I think it is I really do like G league night. I wasn't worked. It's like all right. You know what? Adam Silver, he's going to take five, maybe ten guys a year. No big deal. It's the same as it would have been years ago when kids were able to go high school to NBA. Now, you, you have those Thursday. We're Adam, Silver said, he doesn't want to get twenty or thirty two. Now, over time a lead which wants Thirty guys. Well, if they get Thirty guys in the Top fifty, which I think is a stretch, but if they somehow do 30 even have a hundred, how much does that drain? The talent so argue. Somebody talked me off the ledge one of you guys, whoever it is come out and tell me I'm crazy and we have nothing to worry about is.
"g league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"If that's what they choose to do, I like it as an option, I don't think it kills college basketball, because like I said college basketball is what it is, and that's not changing I think it's. It's just the sport is just evolving. Those guys have huge followings. They don't feel like they need the platform that college basketball gives them as far as getting their name out there and the G. League is actually putting some actual money and effort into developing their platform how it will looking five or ten years. Who knows but I I don't think it kills college basketball that this is an option for players and I think it's a better option than than having to go overseas to play if they don't WanNa, go straight to college. It's college. Basketball is been marginalized for a decade, so I don't. I don't watch the regular season much so. I, don't I don't think it kills college basketball I think it's the NC double a slow, heavy footed. You could see five six years ago. The was building and they didn't pay attention to it. They should occurring more favored with our players and. Pay Them for their likeness and they wouldn't be as willing to jump. To a minor league, but but a paying league and you know it's NCWA is very reactive, not proactive and they're paying today. They're paying a price by the way it's not a coincidence. They came out today suddenly now. They're all about paying players for their likeness. Had you done this three years ago? Which is you know? Basketball's culture is fine. The player paid a player. You should have seen this coming this this. This train was coming on track. A long time ago was joy with news. Well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by. Heard I. Free agencies behind US draft is behind us. We're going to pick We're going to over unders on teams. We're GonNa, do the AFC and the NFC east coming up next be short catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon, eastern nine am Pacific on Fox sports radio, F S, one and the iheartradio APP. Night on F S One. It's Wednesday.
"g league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"But there is value of course in education now. This particular G. League program is actually giving scholarships as well so they are going to be able to go back to school and finished school after they're done with their career if that's what they choose to do. I like it as an option. I don't think it kills college basketball because like I said college basketball is what it is. And that's not changing. I think it's just the sport is just evolving. Those guys have huge followings. They don't feel like they need the platform that college basketball gives them as far as getting their name out there and the G. League is actually putting some actual money and effort into developing their platform. How it will look in five or ten years? Who knows but I? I don't think it kills college basketball that this is an option for players and I think it's a better option than than having to go overseas to play if they don't WanNa go straight to college. It's college basketball is been marginalized for a decade. So I don't I don't watch the regular season much so I don't. I don't think it kills college basketball. I think it's the NC double a slow heavy footed. You could see five six years ago. The was building and they didn't pay attention to it. They should occurring more favored with our players and pay them for their likeness and they wouldn't be as willing to jump to a minor league but but a paying league and you know it's the NCWA is very reactive not proactive. And they're paying today. They're paying a price by the way. It's not a coincidence. They came out today suddenly. Now they're all about paying players for their likeness. Had you done this three years ago? Which is you know. Basketball's culture is fine. The player paid a player. You should have seen this coming this. This this train was coming on track. A long time ago was joy.
"g league" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"It should be back or that. It's healthier whatever but. Business is business we. We know this country runs. On businesses and corporations and Hockey they're looking to get back in on this thing asap. There's there's some market share to be had, and they're trying to capitalize so I. I think that you know at least in the sporting landscape We're going to get back to. Something, something I duNno, it'll be anything remotely close to normal, but we'll get back to something soon. I think the NFL draft showed that that it's possible to to pivot and. Try New stuff and get weird that it's going to be a okay and people respond to it more than anything else. Yeah totally agree, and maybe we'll get some takes on the NFL draft at the end of the podcast here, what? The couple of things I want to talk about on this podcast in general. Are I talk about this new G. League initiative into? The decision of high school kids going to the G. League now and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so because Adam silver thinks it's a good idea for this to happen. We're going to talk about. The last dance, which is fascinating, weird stylized. Almost monstrosity and Credibly entertaining, beautiful documentary about Michael Jordan in the one, thousand, nine, hundred eighty eight bulls, and then finally. We're going to talk a little bit about this poll. That Tim Bond Temps. About prospects across the NBA that you would want to start your franchise with so. Let's start with the G. League initiative thing, so it comes out the reason that we haven't had a podcast in a while is that a I turned thirty I join the ranks of being thirty. Giddy up. On the day that Jalen Green announced the. Down with Professional G. League. Never felt older. In the day that. The whole idea of this G. League pathway was announced where they're not gonNA play in the G. League. It's not going to be like they're allocating jalen green to a team. They're going to be just having these kids hang out in southern. California, getting better basketball teaching them life skills everything that goes into that. Instead of playing really high level college basketball..
"g league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"A fun discussion. There's so much unknown I mean so much. Unknown I I just. I feel like basketball is going to get back I feel like we're going to have basketball without fans to somehow finish up the season. It won't be perfect. But you're making the best of just an awkward situation right. and then how we view that championship, somebody wins it. Is going to be interesting as well. My thanks to Andy Glock. Of course you can pick up his book chasing perfection we will have. We got a couple more fun podcast upcoming for you WanNa talk more about these guys coming straight out as we get more information on what the G. League thing will look like I I, suspect suspect. That what had been planned? For the G. League select team won't ultimately come to be because of these changing times. That's just the nature of what happens in every business, but we'll see we'll see. It's not a money, and it's not a moneymaker. Why the hell you doing it that that's what every executive, every small large business. That's what everybody's talking about right now. If you ain't making money, why am I paying you? Right and especially in the NBA. If you'RE GONNA. Cut Things. What do you cut? Is it funding towards a G. League team? That wasn't gonNA. Make any money I. Don't know I. Don't know what the what the answer is because Adam. Silver does seem to be a guy who's been convinced that some former fashion of this does need to exist. The crazy part is we still produce the best basketball players in the world and yet we're trying to change the way we produce those basketball players. Like. We always well you look at they have. You know they have this way of doing it with the Australian. Institute of Sport and you look at all. These other countries that are producing that's great, but they also don't have the system. They don't have the high school system. They don't have the college system that we have which has traditionally produced a much greater volume. Does that make it better. I don't. Know. Anyway. You cannot tweet tweet at me at Gottlieb show also the instagram handles well at Gottlieb show, and then.
"g league" Discussed on All Ball with Doug Gottlieb
"And the idea of a G. League team that is simply made up at least partially of guys. It would be a freshman in college. I'll just say this we're really interesting time in business and as if you're listening to this podcast you probably love. Hoop College hoop pro hoops. Just who general and I'm fascinated by how this place out like. We're all focused on my Lamelo Ball. Did it help? It looked like it helped him to go to Australia. I'd say this about Lamelo Ball. I think getting away from. His Dad coaching him was a big thing was important. Knox's Dad's is bad guy but he really wasn't not a well rounded coach and I think playing you know in a professional league against men is going to make you better and as much as there's some infatuation little bit Lamelo Ball. Being number one overall pick we do realize he shot like twenty seven percent from three and thirty five percent from the field. He still doesn't gardening buddy now. He's a six foot six six foot seven point guard who can really pass and I think eventually will be a you know a good shooter and you look at how his brothers athleticism came in a couple years in the league one could reason that if Lamelo becomes the athlete that his brother is the question is will he be as tough as brothers. Lonzo's a tough astute a great defender Rebounder and if you watch Lamelo play. He stays away from contact. Wants no part of defense wants no part of rebounding just likes to play with the ball offensively make the homerun pass and make the homerun shot But I'm no one talked about. Rj Hampton this year. And I've been told that it wasn't like things were left on good terms in Australia. I don't think they're like any overseas team. He played overseas and listen to this. You're nodding your head. You're like yeah that didn't really work out. Why didn't get what I thought I was going to get? Once I get you on the plane. It's over don't get on the plane. T get what you want. You know what I mean. But like lamelo talking about buying his team that to me signifies. Lamelo he have any money by team they probably oh him some money and giving him some equity in the team feels like a payback for that. So this is the next step is the G. League trying to pay guys and it's a hybrid deal with endorsements and with with NBA money. I'm not sure if people are paying attention. Nba People are but. I'm not sure people plantation a minor league baseball but a good portion of the teams in Minor League baseball are losing their affiliation and are GonNa go away like forty teams are going to go away. That's not a huge number but it's not expanding and then we're gonNA come out of a year where there may be no minor league system of Beano Minor League teams. We don't know what any of this looks like. And what Hap- what's going to happen is we're going to shed the dead weight and when Financial Times being really really hard is the NBA GonNa over fund the G. League and lose money when all the sudden everybody's budget gets tight right like. That's that's legit story. What happens to the G. League what happens to the WNBA look if the NBA season is played in front of nobody just for TV cameras in the summer the WNBA doesn't have a season and you're like well the WNBA plays in front of nobody it but the WNBA needs people in attendance in order to make money there's just no TV revenue and as low as the TV numbers are it's going to be even worse if there's the NBA on TV and if the big three dozen make the WNBA doesn't make it what happens to the NBA? What happens to the G. League? Do they fund this team so feels like a big story and it is but if I'm college basketball I'm not sure I overreact. You know Jalen Green wants to play twelve games and didn't WanNa play college basketball. That's fine he can do that. Guy's been able to go to the G. League forever. The only difference is now the G. League is going to be funded to the point. Where at least a couple of guys will make six figures that that's kind of the Sunday? Carol idea from a long time ago which is only. Take the very top guys. Everybody else feel free to go to college. So I I think the g legally programs going to be interesting. Let's see how it plays out before you freak out and say it's the end of college basketball as we know it. Let me get to my conversation with Andy. Klockner any glock..
"g league" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"We're efforting Chris Dempsey right now. Trying to get him on the program. He tweeted out forty. Four minutes ago yesterday was spring signing day for college. Basketball in the biggest winner was the G. League. He's exactly right I think that this is this is. There's so much here to unpack potentially how this is all going to work out. And I can't wait to get Chris's insight on this but after hearing Colorado High School Star Jalen Green the number one prospect in the two thousand twenty. Espn one hundred making the leap to the reshaped NBA Professional Pathway Program. Chris Dempsey from altitudes. Sports are nuggets insider. But a going off of your tweet man. I love yesterday. Spring signing day for college. Basketball in the big biggest winner was the G. League. How you doing my friend good. I'm very good. How are you? Yeah that was that was crazy significant news to me you know and it's funny because the so. I got the email released from the G. League and it's about eight or nine paragraphs long I mean seems like it's just any other piece of news that goes by on any other day of the week But but this one to me is very very significant and For just a number of reasons I mean you know I was just reading about You know how Michigan had such a bad signing day. Because one of the guys ended up going going to stay in the other guy decommitted. Well that player is in the mix to go to this new G. League game and you know it's it. It is a situation where I think it's great for somebody. League players Lamelo Ball could have stayed and gone here. That'd be rate this. Jonathan Wiseman would not have had to go through everything. He went through Memphis. I in the what ended up leaving the school to train for the NBA. He could have just gone that route in the first place. And that'd be great for these young players It's not as great for college basketball. I think it's it's it's really There's a multilayered issues But but it's I think this is. This is going to reshape a lot of stuff in the basketball world. Chris I'm going to ask you to kind of take us through some of the basic bullet points here but like you said I. I have my concerns with college basketball. But wouldn't you agree. This has got if you're an. Nba Fan. This is got to be great because you're GonNa take these prospects and basically say. Your focus is basketball basketball basketball. You're not worried about college not worried about anything else. Your focus is basketball so Conventional wisdom leads to believe men if they were going to be good at Duke one year of of nothing but a basketball man. That's GonNa make them really good by the time they're ready for the NBA. Yeah there's no doubt no doubt about it and I think this is pretty preemptive By the Geely. You know there's a couple of things you know the G. League also is looking for more is right. You know I mean I. It's the only they want to have a little bit bigger profile as well for for that league now also this team is affiliated with any other with any NBA team. Nor will it ever be because You know essentially these players cannot be obviously hauled up to G. League team professionals. Yeah they have to be. You know you have to be Past that one year out of high school I was really so but they can play. They'll play tennis twelve games against you. Leak Steam G. League teams those teams those games countless standings. But it's it's about what you talked about. It's about coaching that. They'll get The introduction to quote unquote. Nba Life. I know that there's GonNa be programs that focusing on community service and You know Just just being a solid citizen solid member of the community that you end up going to after after you're drafted They are also going to pay for college. You know whenever the young now wants to go back to school They will. It's a bill that's paid for so the education piece I know with a big deal and they certainly didn't WanNa take arrows From people saying well now you really don't care about education and cared about care about his basketball. I'm so they've gotten that piece figured out as well and then from a monetary standpoint. These young men get paid In the old from in the I think for Jalen Jalen Green Who was the first the first player to sign here he would have been He was projected to be the number one overall. Pick in the twenty twenty one Nba Draft. You can make up with five hundred thousand dollars just just yeah and then also Brady. It allows you to be able to accept endorsement money. So if he has a shoe deal that pays millions of dollars. You can have that right now. Obviously you cannot do that in the NCAA so Just a there's a number of reasons why the top players will go this route. Chris. Mc. Joining me from altitude altitude sports. And and like. You said Chris when when you look at the the summer leagues that we talk about how you know with the nuggets for example that that is different like you said they'd be playing each other but two totally different things. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. This is a totally different thing until the G. League season basically runs concurrent with the NBA. Season A little bit shorter at it and then in March But but but you know this is basically the way I see this is. It's basically like a prep school a prep team and The PREP school team Where you're you're removed from high you just out of high school but you not yet in the NBA. But you want it to yourself play basketball and training for your NBA career. And so they're going to give you an avenue to do that without having to go overseas and take a big. I mean we've seen over the years it's all branding. Jenny do that Obviously I just mentioned Lamelo Ball. He's played in the he's playing Australia. Played in whether or not New Zealand With his brother earlier on as well. And so you see some of these players taking Going overseas I mean Emmanuel Moody is one of the nuggets. Yeah years ago yeah I mean. He played in China for a year. He got paid a million dollars to do it right. And so you know I know for bath the for the G. League and for the NBA. You know they want to keep those players here. They WANNA keep the spotlight on America. They WANNA keep the spotlight on their league and then they wanNA give these. Young men are legit chance to get better and then to be able to make money as well doing that while they spend their one year You know one year window away from basketball so I I. It's a huge huge huge victory for the G. League in the NBA. And and I think for some of these basketball players to and I think college is GonNa pay although I will say this. I think fans You know I you know I. It's going to be tougher fans because jailing. Greens a really good basketball player. You know how many of us are gonNA jalen green before he gets drafted not very many. Not Very many you know and and so you know it was on. It was a must see TV every week. Duke was on television three times every single week. And so that hype. Train was really rolling any all. The casual fans could just tune in and see him and go. Whoa that guy really is good so then by the time. The season's over and you're headed into the draft. You are just if you're the New Orleans. Pelicans or anybody else. Who had you know? A legit is that number one pick. You know you're very excited about that. And you're on pins and needles about that and I think you'll know obviously you all know that Jalen Greens a really play. Well all know that he you know whatever. The experts are going to be telling us about. How great if he could be. We'll know that but we won't have seen that we have seen him walk into Kentucky. Maybe beat Kentucky. We won't have seen him get to the final four and have just a great game or great tournament and and just be salivating over what he can be in the NBA. We won't see that stuffing more. And so I think that'll be fans as well. You're right I mean there are so many things to unpack here Chris. What you just said is perfect. I mean do you see then that this this league did you try to find more ways to make it easier and easier to to get these games on where you can watch them a little bit easier and learn more about these players they will. I mean there's they would be A. It'd be foolish not to capitalize on the names. They're you know theoretically going to be getting into this G. League Team. And so you know if they're only GONNA play. Tennis Club Games. I would expect I would expect pump pretty much all of them to be available somewhere You Know Sheila Games were not the easiest games to find on on television or and I know I think they were streaming online. All the time but You know you really have to be a hardcore fan to go to hit the computer screen and I'm GonNa Watch Real Grand Valley today play. You know some other stuff. That's really hard core basketball fans and so. I think they're going to have to find a way to be able to generate the same kind of hiked that you would if these young men played in college. Because it's just not the same I mean you know if. Espn is going to have a month and a half out just a hype train on whoever the next great prospect is but only a fraction of your audience. Ever seen this player Then it takes a little bit away from your from your draft coverage as well. We don't know I mean. We think he's Great. But that's that's an and if. I'm a fan of the team that gets them absolutely. I'm I'm I'm stoked about that. But How am I? How invested on my in the process. How best am I about soaking up? Every little piece of information or Watching all the video before he has already drafting on my team and So I think they'll be. You know it'll be interesting to see how they how bridge that and then now they need the demand to be able to see these young men meaningful games which they will not be playing games at all until they get to the NBA. Yeah Yeah no question. There are certainly some there. There are things that are going to need to be ironed out for sure what? I'm curious to see what the NC Double A. Like I think you and I both agree here. This is going to impact the NCWA probably in a negative way where you're not getting to see players. Some of these great players going to these big time schools but we're also talking about the the players being paid for their likeness and things as we work through that Chris I obviously you got to wonder how the NCWA might Might strengthen that process with with this news today as we all know about the NCAA. They are Reactionary emptying yes. It's kind of like you're not GonNa do this. You're not going to do this. You'RE NOT GONNA this. Oh wait. Somebody's GonNa let you do that what we hope to kind of where we are with the NCAA. And so yeah. I fully expect them to react in a way that gives some sort of alternative. I don't know whether it will be looked upon as you know truly viable or not but I'm sure they'll they'll they'll react in a way towards the rule somehow at whatever they need to add take out whatever they needed to take out to be able to Saying hey look we're trying you know how you can profit off your likeness or now you can get a stipend. Dobie here and still come to college. And I'm I'm sure they will do that. I don't at this at this juncture. If I'm a top ten high school recruit. I don't even know and and I have a good pathway to the G. League team you know. I don't know why I would even consider college. I mean it's just too many headaches I mean it was let's just say Like wiseman You know you come from a very poor background and now the coach has helped you help your mom moving to apartment or Get a job somewhere. That will obviously help. Get them some income coming in and All of a sudden now your doctor that you can't play for that and they gotta pay back money now. You're not even play for change. And why would you want all those headaches when you can just go straight to a league that you're going to get paid so you can help out your family immediately. You can sign endorsement deals so you can help yourself out plus your family immediately.
"g league" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"Going to be so much better by the time they get to the NBA Jalen. Green is not going to be focused on trying to keep his grades up for a year while playing basketball. He's going to be paid to play basketball. Twenty four seven to be focused on the game watching film lifting learning learning more all things basketball almost like a trade school if you will There's no downside here. There's no downside. Oh Brady there. This is going to hurt colleges. I Love College basketball as much as the next guy but I've said it for years until and they're working on it there this is it's going to happen but how soon and you know all these players making money off their likenesses and all that stuff. I mean I've told I. Go make five hundred thousand dollars right off the bat. That's a job for me. I can go get a job while practicing for my my choice now. These are elite prospects. How do we do? We know that there early. You're GonNa just know that there's going to be players in this world where you just know and a guy like jalen green yet just know so that that's the way it's going to look. I mean if you're if you're not a top prospect if you're not an elite prospect can you do you can you get on a roster somehow can you get in and then just earn your way and maybe so but I do think that this is going to be very very interesting? He's a potential number one overall? Pick in the two thousand twenty one. Nba draft says. He's bypassing college to become the professional pathways first participant professional pathways. Remember that phrase a decision that likely clears the way for more commitments from elite prospects. His decision to join the NBA G Leagues Development Program for the Twenty Twenty. One season has broad implications for the future of the NBA and the NCWA NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver and G. League President Sharif Abdul Rahim. We all know that name have worked to eliminate to massive hurdles to convincing players uninterested in college basketball to pass on the lucrative National Basketball League of Australia by providing a massive salary increase and is structure. That doesn't include playing full-time in the G. League so the I mean they'd noted this and I know kristaps. He's GonNa talk to us about this but like Lamelo ball wants top twenty twenty draft prospects. Lamelo Ball Rj. Hampton chose to plays professionally Australia this this last year silver became more determined in pushing. Brahim to explore a financial and basketball structure enticed top American prospect. So what happened was Lamelo. Obviously bypassing college didn't go to G. League because there's no money so he went over seas. This is what we're seeing more and more is players that are just getting out of school going all right. Here's why options I can go to college and play for top team for a year. If I'm that good but I'm GonNa have to take classes. I'M GONNA have to keep my grades up all year while I'm there but that's all I wanna do is play basketball. Let's listen listen. We're we're not talking about guys that may or may not be in the NBA. We're talking about guys that are projected to be right now and so. Why would they want to waste their time in college? When they can go perfect their craft perfect their craft now and become an even better basketball player. They're projected to be a first atop atop round pick next year. Imagine how one year of nothing but basketball is going to do. What what that's going to do for them Abdurahim told. Espn that's a real program that the N. M. B. L. Has It's appealing. We have kids leaving the United States Texas and California Georgia to go around the world to play in our NBA community has to travel there to scout them. That's counterintuitive the NBA's the best development system in the world and those players shouldn't have to go somewhere else to develop for year. They should be in our development system. The talks remained stalled with the National Basketball Players. Association on an agreement to end the one and done draft model leaving this revamped pro pathway program as a bridge to what is believed will be the eventual elimination of the rule requiring American players to wait a year after high school graduation before entering the draft so much unpacked with this but I think ultimately this is going to be a big deal now how will this impact. Unc NC issue. Even see you see you. You look at a guy like McKinley right coming out of high school and he was projected to be a pretty big time player right off the bat. Does that mean he's not GonNa go to see you or does that mean he's going to try to go play the G. League and does that hurt buffs fans? Did it hurt your your buffs basketball program you listen. It's going to hurt everybody it's going to. This is one of those things again where we're on an even playing field but if a player that's absolutely a stud you know doesn't want to worry about a college education and that's totally fine. I know plenty of people that are making a lot of money doing a lot of great things that don't have a college education or they went to a trade school or something like that and this is kind of like a trade school getting a job right out of high school to do what I love to do. What I've been focusing on for my entire life. I just think it's always a strange thing. When you think about collegiate sports now. I love watching a college basketball game. I love talking to guys like Bodey. Hume talking to Steve Smiley. All these great coaches that are so much fun. I have so much respect for and I get it. I never wanted to go away. But let's face it the times. They are changing. Sports has so much money into it now and then when these kids cr these colleges are making bank they are. They're making so much money. These coaches are making so much money and now we have the NCW saying all right. We're going to start working on this pay to play thing where you're paid for your likeness and again. Some of you are still very very very confused by this the NC Double A.'s. Not Writing any checks. They're not writing checks to players. They're allowing McKinley right. Bodey hume to go to sears. Real estate go to Loveland Ford and to say hey you guys WanNa be my sponsor whatever. Yeah that's how that sales call would go but that could work love and Ford Represents Bodey Hugh or they highlight. Bodey him dull reisner. Does it as a professional? Why couldn't a college player find a way to work with some of these businesses? I think it's great. I think it allows the the economy to work. I think it allows the no the allows businesses to choose how they want to support and again boosters can really support great Great athletes coming this area. I think it actually balances things out nationally. But we'll see I mean that's going to a real thing that's going to be needed in this competition because now get not every player is going to be is going to be make bank like that and that initial year but you are guys that are top prospects the guys that Duke and Kentucky and Kansas those guys that they're looking at those guys are typically considered top prospects so yeah they're going to have an opportunity to go so I'm curious to see how this goes. No Green again is committing to become a part of a year long development program with J-league oversight that will include professional coaching top prospects and veteran players. Who will combine training exhibition competitions against the likes of G. League Teams Foreign National Teams? Nba academics throughout the world sources. The season could include ten to games against G. League teams that wouldn't Cowan standings sources said the primary objective according to ESPN will be assimilation and growth into the NBA on several levels very similar. I would imagine to what you see with the Colorado Eagles just a minor league bay a Minor League team because how many baseball players go to college or do they just go get onto a minor league team. That's what happens. That's why college baseball. We don't talk about college. Even though baseball is one of the big four one of our big time sports that we love. You don't typically talk a lot. I don't talk a lot about college baseball. You can find some radio shows in Colorado you you tell me who that is because not a lot of people are really talking about. College baseball. And that's also because a lot of players go to minor league systems and they start building up through that rather than sorry but wasting your time going to college and play. Now I went to college. I enjoyed my experience. But I won't kid you we've talked about it. There are certain classes here. Like why am I doing? This doesn't make any sense. Imagine if your player that has no interest in that at all you just want to play basketball and you're damn good at it. Well it's a service to find a way to get paid for it so I for one very excited by this. This is what we've been a basketball is already had going. You know because players can go overseas. This is the G. League saying why are these players leaving the country to go play and make money when we can try to figure out a way to do that now and eliminate some of those concerns over going to play college ball again? If you're a professional fan feel like professional sports this should excite you. This is why it's a bummer. The XFL didn't work out because that could have been maybe could have been a developmental league not necessarily seen as a competition The AFL or whatever was supposed to be a developmental league but it just. It just didn't work out plus. You don't have any money in the account. It's tough to pay those players. I was excited to see that prospect. We ever get to a day like I think this is going to be successful like this should be successful right off the Bat. You get a name like that right off the bat. And he's going to be developing with the team for one year and then he goes the NBA. I mean that to me is is fine now. This isn't always going to be about the entertainment aspect of it. But I gotTa Tell You you're GONNA you're GonNa Watch you okay. Jalen Green could go to Kentucky for a year and compete all right cool or he's going to get a compete with a bunch of other players that are going to be in a similar position where they're constantly playing basketball and getting better seventy minutes after the hour. Chris Dempsey has a lot to say on this and I want to get. He can lay out for us a little bit better too and I want to get his thoughts to how this is all going to progress We'll take a quick break. This is the whole show powered by energy. Thank you WANNA thank Windsor. Mill Tower. Great people putting.
"g league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Let's not waste any time. A great story, not only the raptors but Nick nurse first season as coach of the raptors after thirty years as a coach or an assistant in college the British basketball league and the G league. This is really remarkable story that, you know, most of us, don't know Nick nurse says and now he's on our TV all the time. And he is joining us a live in Toronto. First of all, Nick, thanks for coming on. I imagine. The travel is a little higher great in the NBA. This is a great life. Are you and your your family right now? Just a smidgen higher Colin. A little better than the Don hall guesthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Well, you know, it's funny I when I when I look at you, you are the raptors who is Nick nurse and you fight and you grind. And listen chip on their shoulder. I mean, isn't there a little bit? You thinking why did it? Take me so long to get here. Not, not really, Colin. I think I used to get that question a lot when I was coaching in the in the G league, which was the D league when I was coaching in, you know, we were we were, you know, having the best record in the league and getting a lot of players called up and people would constantly be saying, how can you not in the NBA, and I never really worried about it. I, I just wanted to the head coaching experience. I knew it was going to be pay off, payoff, someday, and be valuable. And and you know, I love I love those jobs. I two jobs one, one in my home state now and one in the on the on the Mexican border down there three. Oh, GRANDE valley. And I loved them both know load management became a term this year. Colline LeBron took some time off, and I was one of those guys I'm like I don't even know what that means..
"g league" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"You're able to organize yourself around that and at the same time spent time working on yourself as a person mature and in growing and being a professional. So how much do you think it has helped delete it seems that more now more than prior that if the teams are Phillies like a better time are physically closer to the teams? It seems like just got their team in their backyards like how much does that help for the development of those players in the G league being that close in proximity to the NBA. You know, is is calorie views on I think that the the plus in that is that, you know, in some cases are are G league teams are shared facilities with our NBA teams. And okay, so we may have different locker rooms, but I walk out some common area. And and nary is, you know, make it up LeBron James DAT learning, and he knows I'm the elite young kid as in like that learning and seeing him as he and he works if he never says a word to me. I don't think you can put a value on. That is also, you know, make the Miami Heat G league team is Super Bowls. I guess that make you wanna make it to lease. Oh, that's a different type of motive. I want to get out to get to get this out. So is pros and cons. But I think the idea of having the teams wanting to be closer is the have that connective between their young players and young staff to the hallmark. We're you know in New York Knicks year in Westchester I can play and we've had I could play a G league gain during the day. You know, come over and play play my MBA game that night when I go to NBA practice, but my NBA team and get all the things that they need me to be doing. But then go work on them in play minute that night at the G league for so the G league game. So I think is I think it's a lot of a lot of benefit it also feels like now to contracts and things like that the idea of guys going down to the G league goes over different with people in the way that it used to be stigmatized the idea that somebody gets into the G league. Now, it just seems like this kind of. A part of the path for guys the absolute our guys. Her Dawson, some stats now, our our guys NBA geysers spending over fifty percent geyser are spending time and and G league. Now, Chris Milton all started. Here was got his starting to g Lee Joe Harris three point when her was a G league player. So I think that that that acceptance of players spending time g leak has increased some some organizations like a right of passage, you know, look at the Spurs Ross's the Spurs have six guys on their MBA roster spent time in g league came from education programs almost a writer passage. Okay. Your rookie year you gonna play, you know, and I'm making this up. But it seems that what you're gonna play a certain amount of games in g league. And as great for the G league. I think that's great. You know, guys have that option. They don't have to. Wasn't. You know when I came in. It wasn't that way. Your development was through the fire. You know, so development was going out in facing Karl Malone every night your development was going up against Charles Oakley. It would have been nice to say, hey, okay. You'll go build some confidence up or hey, go play against guys a little bit more, you know, comparible to you. Yeah. I think the thing in my head that changed that I hadn't really thought about you make sense. But I hadn't thought about it is felt like before if you weren't an NBA player at twenty two then you aren't going to be an NBA player, and I had not considered like what a guy like quaint cooks. Great example. It was like, okay. So you actually get better along this time. And then at some point later now, I'm ready to play in the NBA. Sometimes it's opportunity or development. I think in years past guys would go and the next best between was in Europe for them to make money..
"g league" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"Okay. Like, look, this is you know, all the opportunities that are out there for you. But is is is is exciting. But also edge. It's interesting for people on all levels of the G league. Where for players in particularly like your coaching guys who don't wanna be here. Not because they have a problem with being here. But everybody's goals to go somewhere else. But does does a part of? And that's fine. That's in aknowledged that and that's why. But I think, you know, also part of it is that have being able to create that platform. That allowed guys to be able to reach their goals. But then is not only just to play. Now. Now, you have coaches guys like Nick nurse that get their start Wednesday night or things another one get their start in g league business with broadcasters data doing, you know, g league games with the hope of Esau point being you know, being in the in the NBA call NBA game. So just across the board. We're you know, we're that platform, and we get it that our our players don't wanna beat her. But you know, for every for every player that wants to be in the NBA is, you know, twenty players you'd be surprised the emails, I get players that that think in my role, I have the ability beyond. So there's a lot of guys they wanna be in Geely. You know, you know, and I can see that as I think something that can often be forgotten. Like, we watch guys I think people under sail like just how good NBA back. Basketball players are, you know, we'll talk about a guy who's not good in the NBA and say he can't play any killer. Saul the dues g Lee, we'll do the exact same thing. I mean, we haven't getting good. Oh, five raptors against the grand repertoire, I mean, double overtime in a market stored. And and and you have guys Chris Boucher? You have guys that are NBA caliber guys guys that have play, you know, five six seven eight years in the NBA that a working their way back to an NBA contract. And that's who that's who out. That's who's on the floor. That's who's competing. So I think you know, that that that you know perception that is not the best basketball phenomenal. I mean, it really is. Yeah. I I think I'm fascinated by so many things about the G league the balance, I guess wouldn't think with the NBA like there's gotta be a balance between we want these teams to generate revenue, but also development is got to be like a badge and the emphasis he try to balance those things like a lot a lot of the job for the G league is a perpetual. Balance. I mean, that's that's my job. You know? And I think, you know, if you look at just the impetus of most of our teams is coming from basketball, you know, resource of basketball mindset of needing a place to develop players coaches so on and so forth. However, you know, to the point our our connection to NBA into our MBA teams have grown where whereas R G league team really has an opportunity to be a property of our NBA teams to continue to expand their brand continue to grow revenue. Our games are playoff games on ESPN U R games on ESPN. Plus, so it, you know, the value is there folks are looking for we just, you know, continue to invest in grow that. We'll be back with more surreal up to a Rahim in a minute before. I what are you love most about shaving? I like the closeness the smoothness the comfortable glide of the razor against my face joined the ten million who have tried Harry's. Claim your trial offered by going to harrys dot com slash Bomani. Harry's founders retired pay up for raises that were.
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"We appreciate it raiders review gives five stars. You only goes four stars. I'm inclined to think you are a hater. It is interview time and joining us now he was the number two pick in the nineteen Ninety-six NBA draft. I get down. No number three three can't be was to come in. Correcting is my you know, what it is. Always remember that you were pig before Marbury always dial it up, and then pour markets Kathy gets forgotten all Sharieff Abdulrahim. Who is now the Commissioner of the G league. The correct again on the president of president of the G league. Okay. Let's play with both of number two pick on the commissioners. All it has. That's wrong suppose that this is the way to get it wrong. Now, I think for a lot of people how did you wind up getting to this place in working with the G league in this level of administration basketball? A lot of ways, you know? Our major tenant of g league is about developing and growth in having a platform for folks to launch their careers in some ways is innate, the my journey sense retire from from playing is that I've just of been working and and different roles that I think prepared me for being in this position. So when I retired I coastal a couple years from narrow worked in the front office with the Sacramento Kings, a Ranji league team went back and got a masters intern at the NBA for the last three years has been I was working on it on the NBA side of of league operations, and this opened up in kinda gotta tapped to see if it was something. I was interested in is a lot of fun. A lot of hard work. Great group. Great teams. There's really the great time for me too. You know, be involved. Now, your path is always been an interesting one. I remember when you first, you know, got to Cal this big thing that the Muslim studies program at Berkeley was big thing that attracted you to go there and then played for year. And then I was honestly surprises. I was you know, getting prepared for his interview when I saw that you had the 'cause he went to college for one year. I remember how long it took more of a Williams and North Carolina to keep going back in order to get his degree. How were you able while in the NBA to make the catch up on three years of college in time didn't do that? And then go get an MBA later until folks that you have a plan careers at ton of time. You know, you practice two or three hours a day. And even if you get extra work still have the rest of the date of out what you wanna do. So you know, somewhere three or four years into my career figured out with the help of the players association. They had great programs around to help. And guys, you know, gotta figure out what they wanted to do next continue their education, but that I wanted to finish school, you know, during the year, I would take take courses in summer. I would go back and take courses at at cow. And then at a certain point when I retired. I was able to jump into a full-time just throughout, you know, ten years of plan and free time and trying to be useful and be productive. That was the undergraduate, and then, you know, through this process of just continuing to learn and develop and prepare myself were opportunities. I didn't know what opportunity would be, but I wanted to have options. Yeah. I think it'd be surprising to some people. You talk about how being a player you have all this time because I think a lot of. Imagine that you'd be incredibly busy while your careers going. You are will also does you have a lot of things pulling at you. But you have the option make choice of the what you want your time to be used on. And you know, that was one of the things I wanted to do it my time as a lot of things you could say no to so again, you know, after practice you have the rest of the day before practice you have time on the planes..
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"It's a minor league. It's supposed to be sure if this is if if nothing else during your tenure thirty teams, that's important. Can you get them to create a few more like interesting fun names instead of them going with the easy out of just naming it after the parent team? Oh, big one is just natural to the G league. Is that we are a league of tensions. If you will. You know, you have you know, players that want to be in. But they aspire to be an MBA. You know, you have, you know, these names, then, and, you know, different folks around the G league community and culture that are just natural to minor league sports. But then you also have this, you know, aspiration and brand building that wants to connect back to the big to the big team to. So it's brand does who I know. But that's just who that's the I think that's what's so special about the G league that you have kind of this this conflict of, you know, the small town fight, you know, grit, and, you know, this, you know, kind of Madison Avenue, and we aspire to to get to this next level. And and I agree. That's what is one of the things that's really special and unique about. The G league and his and his growth, and that's all fine. But I'm mad at the Lakers. Don't need any extra branding their the freaking Lakers. Like the warriors don't need any extra branding, which also by the way. Like if these kids were coming into these these teams aspiring to get to the NBA level. It should require getting to the real Lakers to where the Lakers on your chest. Right. In the meantime, be like the south bay beach bums or something. Anyway, I just say Sioux Falls sky force. That's a cool name. But I'm gonna give one team a pass, by the way, I'm going to give the the clippers a pass on this one. Because at least it's the Agua Caliente clippers which just sounds cool. Anyway, so many of them have passed passing the clipper park is the first part, so cool. You do the best job pronouncing club here today. I have been quite together. Yes. And I I grew up in California. It's almost a requirement. It's just it's it's in like a bios Moses. I pick up a little bit of Spanish pronunciation. So we looted to your career your draft class drafted in one thousand nine hundred eighty six by the Vancouver Grizzlies. I want to say may they rest in peace. I guess that's not that's not really accurate because they still exist in Memphis. But for those of us who cover the league through the Vancouver era, and we all still miss Vancouver dearly third overall pick, and you were part of the all time, great draft classes, do you cringe when you see those if we redrafted nine thousand nine hundred sixty it should have been and you drop to like tenth no gonna do that. In in every era every draft in and that's fine. I think it speaks to the MVP that was like the fifteenth picket drive, right? Kobe was open about saying that I'm thinking Nash two time MVP, and he was like fifteenth..
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"You're you're the guy who gets it to oversee the final stage of this flourishing in to a true. Minor league system of you know, thirty NBA teams with thirty minor league affiliates. What do you want -ticipant that might open the door to? I mean, I know the age limit is tied up in this to an extent, and that's a collective bargaining issue. That's an Adam silver issue. But once that's there the ability for the league to re imagine how. Players enter the NBA whether it's the age limit. Whether it's you know, the ability to have guys be drafted and start their period, you know, maybe not even start with with the main club me, it seems like there's a lot of possibilities that open up, and can you envision a little bit of what that might look like one of the major tenants of the G league. In addition to being a true development platform for for folks is to be somewhat of a RND innovation center. So, you know, imagining different ways that the game can be played at it can be distributed and and consume different ways different rules, all of that is a part of our DNA if you will as it relates to does young players and how to enter the the professional basketball, the CBA part of it that that would have to be kind of managed between the league and the union. However, we've you know, introduced the. Concept of the pro path are pro path platform where high school players can now we'll be able to come directly to us in some way of a gap year that you will instead of going to college they can come to the G league for sometime start working on being professional being professional basketball player and getting the life skills, and and really getting immersed in what it means to be NBA player, and you know, some ways that's an introduction to some of the age eligibility questions. But you know, as our own kind of answer to that that, you know, separate and away from the issue. Yeah. So the the what you were just alluding to is what's been talked about as the quote unquote, select contract that comes in this fall right with the the next think season players coming straight from high school can make one hundred twenty five thousand right? So about four times. What is currently what we consider the max for Geely play. Right. Someone that. What is going on between now and then in terms of trying to prepare for that implementation of because there any number of concerns that have been raised about this, obviously about whether players are going to want to avail themselves of this to go straight to the instead of going to college or instead of playing overseas, and you know, some of the things that have been raised. Of course, you know, we'll those teams be really committed to giving those guys playing time in developing them when you know, the they're they're run by coaches who want to win games. And they've got some veteran players with years under their belt who will help them win sooner. There's there's that there's the potential resentment that these kids are going to come in as the youngest players, but making the most money, there's the physical readiness all of these these these possible challenges are those all things that you're trying to anticipate and address before we get to two next fall in any any thoughts in those particular items all of them, I think all of more part of professional sports were working. Through all of them engaged. Within office whip the teams there was something. We brought up recently at kind of polling unofficially NBA N G league folks, it was discussed at our competition committee. So we got a lot of good feedback as it relates to how the basketball community see those issues right now, we're in the process of working through those issues, but also getting out in front of folks that may be interested in educating and explaining just what the pro path, and it's let contracts mean, and you know, how we if a kid decided to to come to the deadly..
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"Twenty-seven teams now on the way to eventually thirties. They're a target date or even a hard day that you know, we'll get the thirty. So twenty seventeen this year. Ans will start an eerie next year as Lanta takes over their team in Atlanta. So that that'll be twenty hawks. You're going to Atlanta to become well Atlanta owns owns their team operating in Erie. Now that team will go they'll move to Atlanta got college park next year, the New Orleans team which will operate from Erie starting next. So that's twenty eight teams. And then we have two more teams and those talks are ongoing. You know, I'd like to say within the next twelve to eighteen months. You know, we we thirty thirty and the holdouts being Denver in Portland. Why is it been so difficult? You think I mean the growth in the last several years has been fantastic. It's I think it's ten teams have come on in the last four years, and that would be eleven with New Orleans, but you've got a couple of these teams. I mean, I know look as an investment from the owners, there's there's a easy for me to say just spend the money start these up and get to the to the thirty already is that you have a true minor league. That can function that way with all kinds of opportunities that open because of that easy for me to say is it just about the money. What is taking so long for those last two holdouts? What I think is timing the right market rice structure, again the teams having their own specific goals for how they went operate a G league team. And again, I think it was just time. I think we're in a position where it's not if but when those two teams will come on board. I think the teams that that are operating have G league teams, or, you know, distinguishing themselves as having somewhat of an advantage of being able to not only develop their young players but developed cultures we say coaches now leave NBA benches, you know, and go and get experiences G league coaches, and we have NBA coaches now that you know, got their start in G league. And for an office folks that are running g leagues and business. You know business. I folks that are running the business operation of so. Holistically is is just a really great opportunity folks for folks to develop and extend the business. This is more of a case of win. Yeah. Well, it seems like the advantages are so obvious to right. If you've got your own if you're running your own G league team, you've got advantage of knowing that you hired that coach. They're running your stuff. The medical staff was vetted by you there in line philosophically with your medical staff. I mean in the past where you just sent players down to wherever in the end of the pool, and you had no control. And that was an impediment teams even wanting to use the D league or the G league four whether it was getting guys experienced young guys experience or whether it was rehab assignments. Or whatever it may be like the advantages of having your own seem so obvious that it makes me wonder why it's taken some teams so long. But I guess I mean again teams adopt. You know and adapt at a different pace but against the appoint Howard. I think the vantage. And the benefits of having a team or have have become really obvious. I think the case forward is their teams are having great success. You know, using it in different ways to test different playing styles to sink is on rehab assignments to give coaches and players reps and experience, so it's succeeding in and the business is growing. So you know, it's going to happen. It's going to happen. It's probably gonna happen sooner than later. You said maybe even stay teen months twelve twelve next season season and a half. So this is an interesting time to be holding this role..
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"You become the president of the G league become speak with you. Do. They play hail to the chief at Olympic tower. I don't know. But really, you know, Malcolm's been extremely gracious over the last three or four weeks, I've had paternity to kind of hang out with him alive and download a lot, and, you know, be with the team and start getting a Merced and G league business, although his, you know, his last day there. He's moving on the Vanderbilt a big things and me moving around the corner into his office feel as though I'm already in the grind of the G league. So to speak. So, but thank you is great to be here. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Thank you for taking the time. So you had been with the league office, obviously for for a bit now after working in the front office with the Sacramento Kings for a while you've been on a certain kind of path into management with it was going to be team or league level. Was this move that you either? Saw coming or had eyed at any point did was this something that was on the horizon or did it just present itself? Just presented as a think. I think we were all surprised, you know, Malcolm departure, you know, although great opportunity, and it was again somewhat of a surprise that even the position was open. And when I got the call, you know in office and just started talking to folks about it was it took a while to just kind of, you know, get my arms around idea of of the G league. Because it wasn't something. I had been thinking about how much did you intersect with it? Just in your previous basketball ops. Roles with the league a ton Ville, I'm you know. In Sacramento, Sacramento. I ran the bighorns basketball Reno. So now Stockton team in you know, being in the league office with the different experimental rules. And you know, all of the different aspects of you know, NBA basketball offset overflows into G league business connected. Malcolm Brad Walker who's director of G league basketball is, you know, in our competition committee meetings on the NBA size. Oh, we interfaced and work together a lot. Although I didn't know how much I didn't know about the G league, which I'm I'm learning real fast. But it's it's been good. What were some of those things one of the things that you've learned just in the last month or so of kind of getting acclimated to this that that struck you? Well, just the process of on boarding teams. How teams are marketing different constructs of teens in their kind of business models. You have teams that are, you know, the IRRI sue. Falls were you know, kind of really traditional minor league markets to the teams that are you know, kind of right it lockstep with their the parenting. The where the hawks will be situated or where the Oklahoma City blue situated right in the home market. So just getting a breast of that. I wasn't. You know, wasn't something. I had context. Yeah. And of course, the Knicks team is is up in Westchester. So not far from New York and the Lakers have there's playing at their practice facility. So is there a major difference? There is there whether it's functionally or just in terms of success..
"g league" Discussed on The Full 48
"Howard Beck senior NBA writer for Bleacher report, my guest today is the new president of the NBA's minor league. You may know it as the G league. I sometimes stumble over that name for various reasons, which we won't get into now a schrief Abdurahim incoming presidents of the G league. He's coming in and taking over at a very interesting time for the league there at twenty seven teams on the way too soon to be twenty eight and within possibly the next eighteen months to thirty for the first time in NBA history. There will be a functioning minor league with thirty teams with thirty affiliations with the parent club's what does that mean for the NBA? What does that mean for potentially the end of the age limit? How is this all going to work that's Sharief's charge for the foreseeable future? And those of course, are the questions I had for him. In addition to in the near term, they've got this new select contract. They've created a hundred and twenty five thousand dollar salary for a select number of straight from high school kids who don't want to go to college don't wanna play overseas that can go straight to the GDP starting this fall. And so that program is is coming quickly and how that will be implemented. And what that might mean for the league and for players who want to take a different route is all really interesting. So we talk about all that, of course. But also had to take a trip down memory lane Sharieff, before of course, being an MBA executive had a pretty solid career himself in the league part of that nineteen Ninety-six vaunted nineteen Ninety-six draft class along with the guys like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash rail and Alan Iverson played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, one of my favorite all-time cities. That is no longer on the NBA map. Sadly, so we did a little reminiscing. And of course, I had asked him about Bryant big country Reeves who was the subject of a documentary. Recently about trying to find Bryant Reeves who was of course, the first ever draft pick of the Vancouver Grizzlies, a lot of fun stuff to discuss with Sharieff before we get to that my usual plug if you are listening on anything other than a podcast platform, and you may be please subscribe go to apple podcasts. Go to Stitcher, go to Spotify any any place? You love to get your podcast go there hit the subscribe button. If you're on apple podcasts do me a favor. Give us a review and a rating as well really helps out the podcast a lot. I am lurking in the comments section always checking out your feedback. I'll take the negative and the positive together. I don't mind hit me with whatever you got. You got suggestions on guests or topics? Criticisms critiques hit me. I don't mind. You can also hit me, of course, on Twitter at Howard Beck. No crazy underscores or other weird punctuation. Just my name at Howard Beck. Hit me there as. Well, appreciate you all for listening subscribing and giving us a ratings and feedback. And without further ado, here's my interview with sheriff Abdul Rahim. I'm now joined in studio by former NBA all star Olympic gold medalist. But more importantly today. The president of the league known as the g I still trip over the G league. I'm sorry, schrief Abdurahim. I just I the G league thing it the name it, it messes me on you the girls on doesn't grow. I'm still getting accustomed has been over a year and a half or whatever I'm still getting accustomed to the G league, welcome. Thank you for joining me on what I just now learned is not this is not your average of day. This is an auspicious occasions. The actual handoff day that Malcolm Turner is exiting in your entering. Is there? An official baton or something is there some kind of placard. I don't know a symbol pin. What do you? What do you get as on the day?.