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"giannis" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:36 min | Last month

"giannis" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Fallon, the top of the key. He's crouched, almost like a catcher in baseball. And there's Giannis, who's dribbling, and he's like, I'm going to kind of go straight. I'm going to bounce off you. I'm going to kind of commit a charge, but not quite enough that they're going to be able to call it, I'm so strong, and you're going to go backwards. And it's going to eventually end up with my Freddy Krueger arms. I'm going to duck under you and do a scoop layup, or I'm going to go the other way. I'm going to dunk over you. I'm going to pull up. There's no way to know how to stop it. And you just kind of have to hope you misses. And that's why LeBron and Giannis to me since MJ are the two guys where you're just completely helpless. Shaq had some of that too, and we're going to get to that in a second. But with LeBron and Giannis, 2018 LeBron, 2020 to be honest. Your best chances, I hope that misses. Or I hope we follow him and he misses some of the free throws. I don't really know what else to do. He's going to the Celtics and bucks could play a hundred games. And if there were real stakes for any of those games, he's getting between 35 and 45 points. That's just what's going to happen. And you're going to have to tilt your whole defense toward him. Hope you're not going to get in foul trouble. You're going to have to either give up threes or just let Giannis score 50. There's no way to know what to do. So you have that. Defensively, he's dominant. And this is the thing where he's a way better defensive player than LeBron was. I thought LeBron was a good in big moments. He very good to even borderline great defensive player in the 2018 range 2012 13 LeBron was like up there with pippin.

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"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

06:26 min | Last month

"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Chicago. He gets hot. Bobby port is something can happen. Boston has another game where they're just off, which I know that that was the hope in some ways before, is that, you know, some of these guys just didn't get the shots. They wanted or there were so many open shots that were missed or the likelihood of jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum ever struggling with this extent again. What are the odds? It could be 5, but I picked 7. I picked Boston in 7. I just felt like it would be too big a hill to climb for Milwaukee without Middleton here because this feels like a series where Middleton is even more helpful than usual. And I think that's being bore out, but I do think that maybe Milwaukee gets one more game. Yeah, I could see that happening. I think I'm pretty confident in Boston just being the better team with Middleton out. The three point shooting is an interesting variable as it always tends to be, especially when you're taking as many as Boston has been forced to take. But at the same time, generating 17 corner threes as the Celtics did in game two, typically that's good. That typically that's what you want to do as an offense. I don't know if you're going to make 8 or 9 as Boston did in game two. But the looks that they get, they're clean they're open and it's just tough. I don't know. That's why you have to feel good about them because if that's your floor of like, damn, we didn't score here, but all we got out of it was a corner three. That's not a bad outcome. You just have to knock those shots down. And even as I was thinking about like, I remember just watching game one, my thought was, man, the Celtics were too reliant on Al Horford, and he didn't get the job done. And then you go back and you look at the numbers and he was like four of 9 from three. So I think there's something to be said about how much of the game is in Al Horford's hands. I remember going back and counting it out. I think he took 5 of their first ten shots in that game. And I don't know that you ever want so much of it to be in his hands. But I mean, it's not like the guy went one for 9. He went four for 9 from three. He wasn't George Yang in this thing. He was shooting well enough to wear like that is hurting you on some level if you're Milwaukee. You might determine that that's better than letting Giannis run wild for 45. Not pointing fingers at any teams that play in San Francisco. But my point is that, you know, so you might determine that you would rather be beaten by one guy than another. And if you're comfortable with saying, we'll let Al Horford beat us if he has to. If he's willing to try, you can try that, but it still may bite you in some other ways. And to some extent, it's kind of what happened with grant Williams too. Is that you put the game in other people's hands and they've got a really good guys on their bench and rotation players. And if they get going, then you're going to start paying more attention to them. And guess who else gets going at that time? Jason Tatum and jaylen Brown. So it's a deeper team and even if the teams were of equal depth when you take Middleton out of that rotation, it's a much different ball game. And I just kind of think that's what we're seeing. And the strategy is built for Boston to have more opportunities to score cleanly than Milwaukee. And I think that's the problem. American corn farmers. A proud and chosen profession inspired through generations. Tested, resilient, and committed to giving back as much as they're growing, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with every bushel. While replenishing every increasingly precious resource, like the reduction of soil loss by 40% with every acre grown in a world where sustainability matters more than ever, we need all the help we can get, and there's no greater resource than the capable hands of American corn farmers. Hey guys, open floor here. We want to share with you another podcast. We think you'll like. On the against the rules podcast, bestselling author Michael Lewis, yes, that's the Michael Lewis, who wrote Moneyball and the blind side, takes a hard look at what's happened to fairness in American life. He is explored referees and coaches, and now he's taking on a new group, experts. When people think of experts, they think of in your face know it alls. But finding an expert can be like searching for a needle in a haystack because while experts are getting better and better, we are getting less willing to hear what they have to say. Michael ventures to the depths of the sea, meeting an oceanographer who has saved countless lives, but the survivors don't even know his name. He looks at our healthcare system and learns how a medical biller saved hospitals millions of dollars, once someone bothered to notice her, and he sits down with baseball statistician, Bill James, and here's how his analysis transformed not only our understanding of baseball, but of the world, against the rules will leave you thinking differently about the experts in our society. Listen to against the rules wherever you get podcasts. I heard radio music festival. Coming back to area 15 in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 24th, just added to the lineup. Girl in red. Take your tickets now at AXS dot com to see Avril Lavigne 5 seconds of summer. Big time rush. Loud, Chloe, willow. Chase rice. Lotto. Carly Pearce. Scale. Foreign Spencer Smith and more live in area 15 on Saturday, September 24th. Tickets are on sale now at AXS dot com. Let's take a leap on over to San Francisco. Shall we? Sure. Game three, Saturday night, excuse me, between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors. This series is an interesting one, two very entertaining games. I will say that. Okay, let's just start it with I want to do what we did with the first series here. Just tell me something, Chris, that you've got your eye on that you're thinking about questions you have, matchups that are intriguing. Does Dylan Brooks not playing matter? Does GP two actually, who's absence matters more GPU or Dylan Brooks? What are you thinking right now?.

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"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

08:17 min | Last month

"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"The year that me and several other people kind of pulled out the cute statistic of how well Fred van vliet had guarded Steph Curry during the season. And I remember watching the film saying like, he looks like he's holding his own against Steph, but even with the numbers, even with the film feeling like that has to be floofy. Like there has to be something that's just probably a random stat. And then watching the series and watching him do really well against death. So Fred van vliet could very well be an all defensive team player. All defense player this year. I know I put him on my team on my second team. So that was a great defense that he played against that had a good scheme against him that locked the bucks down for four games in a row that locked him up in transition. So I'm not sure Boston's the best defense. I would put them right there with that, but I just wonder like, we didn't recognize it at the time, but that was a damn good defense that the bucks were playing against. And that's why I don't feel over because, you know, Middleton was playing on that series. I don't feel great about the idea that this is just something that Giannis just kind of overcomes. Because I don't think it's really a hymn issue. I think the defense is really good with a lot of bodies that are capable of absorbing a possession or two off the guy. Which is easier for them to do it that way than it is for us to go through them every play, which he still manages to do every now and then, but it's hard. Yeah, you nailed it. The 2019 raptors are the team that I think there are a lot of parallels between the 2019 raptors and this Celtics team in terms of, I guess, just stylistically you look at the trade deadline move where they bring in a veteran who kind of brings everything together with Gasol, the Celtics, bringing Derek white, who's struggled. Obviously different positions struggled a little bit in the playoffs as well. But just to connective tissue that kind of makes everything easier for everyone when he's on the floor. Superstar offensive player, just a lot of really smart, great defensive talent. Serge Ibaka, did you even mention it? He was on that team too. Just like a ridiculous roster. Of defenders. So that's probably, I'd say one a one B, not sure, but the bottom line is that Giannis can't do this by himself. I would not bank on Yanis being able to quote unquote figure this out. Do you want Giannis just taking elbow pull ups over Al Horford? Is that your best offense? Is your best offensive plowing through and trying to, I mean, he can't even, he's not finishing at the rim, let alone, obviously he leaves you at risk for offensive vowels and rob Williams as a help defender is just like the Celtics aren't going to switch ball screens when we honestly there has the ball or is the screener. They're very disciplined like that. A few times that they have switched, Giannis has taken advantage because he's a great player. So. The reason why I picked the Celtics in 5 was I knew that their offense was going to struggle to a significant degree, regardless of how great Giannis is. I thought that drew would have to be brilliant. He was very good in game one. He struggled a little bit in game two. And. The Chris Middleton is perfect for this matchup. He is the guy who, okay, you're switching everything. All right, well, Chris Middleton's perfectly comfortable going one on one efficient isolation score. Find in the mid range. This is like where he gets his money is serious like this. So to not have him is just such a blow. For Giannis or the bucks. And frankly, I don't know how they solve it. Because if you do go small, the Celtics have just offensive pieces that will punish you. And we saw what jaylen Brown did to grace and Allen in that one on one matchup. So I don't know what you do honestly if you're the books and I don't know if going small is necessarily the answer. I don't think that it'll make Giannis life easier to the point where that overshadows your defensive concerns because brick Lopez isn't on the court. And you're also having Giannis do a lot of stuff on defense. And he's a human being. He's going to get tired. That's just what it is. So I don't know, I don't know what you do. So going to be a fun. I mean, my biggest thought, because I've been banging my head against the wall trying to think about it. And you're right. This is why we're not coaches and it's not why, but I mean, I would not want this responsibility to figure out a game plan here. Transition is huge. Obviously, it's hard to come by. It's easier said than done. Particularly when you consider that a lot of the transition that you would normally want with this team is Giannis running the break and just getting back before everybody else does. Them trying to wall him off and Giannis finding a hole. Like he often does or Euro stepping around someone, I think in this series you will probably want to run regardless of whether Giannis is really the focal point of the running just to get open shots just to get open looks, particularly if they're going to just man Giannis up and other guys aren't getting those shots. Like this is a team that it's not really clear how they survive on if they can defend Giannis straight up well enough to where they don't have to come off the other guys around the perimeter. You've got to find a way to get threes up. I mean, I've never seen a team basically get out scored 60 to 9 or whatever it was by threes. I've never seen that. And particularly a team like the bucks that normally, if you were to say that absent the context of like they're playing against the Celtics, that the bucks were involved in a game where one of the teams got outscored 60 to 9 from three, I would not guess that the bucks were the team that got outscored that way. So you've got to find a way just to get more three pointers up, which means more open shots for everybody and more comfortable shots for everybody. And if that's through transition and it means that maybe honest doesn't think I'm running the break, you have to try something and obviously you got to find ways to get in transition in the first place and see, like I said, it's easier said than done. You have to get some stops defensively. You've got to try to run off some breaks. And you might have to take some shots that feel out of rhythm or out of context just to try to get open ones. Similar to the way that the Celtics you may said, after game one, that it's not a problem for us to get open shots. We've got to be judicious about which ones we're getting. We can force those because we know they're going to give us those. To some extent. And then we can rotate the ball enough to get those. It's a really, really big gap when you look at that. Versus the idea of what we're talking about with the box with Middleton out, it's just that it's not clear how they get good, comfortable shots. Other than being in transition. So it's a difficult spot. It's a very difficult spot. What did you pick? What was your prediction for this series? And how do you feel about it right now? It was Celtics in 7, which I remember, I think talking to you about the idea of thinking mostly that Giannis just thinking that it's Giannis to be bold enough to think that Giannis will only get one game or less than that. I can't quite get there. To me it was a perfectly reasonable 5. I mean, obviously with the way that the last game looked and the questions that we've got knowing Middleton won't be back, it's reasonable. I think 5 or 6 looks realistic. I think that the bucks might look up and hit some shots or somebody gets hot drew gets really hot, grace and.

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"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

08:18 min | Last month

"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"You're bud, what do you do, Chris? Because bud said after game two, I think that Yanis just figures things out. That's what he does. He's a great player. American corn farmers. A proud and chosen profession inspired through generations. Tested, resilient, and committed to giving back as much as they're growing, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with every bushel. While replenishing every increasingly precious resource, like the reduction of soil loss by 40% with every acre grown in a world where sustainability matters more than ever, we need all the help we can get, and there's no greater resource than the capable hands of American corn farmers. Hey guys, open floor here. We want to share with you another podcast we think you'll like. On the against the rules podcast, bestselling author Michael Lewis, yes, that's the Michael Lewis, who wrote Moneyball and the blind side, takes a hard look at what's happened to fairness in American life. He is explored referees and coaches and now he's taking on a new group, experts. When people think of experts, they think of in your face know it all. But finding an expert can be like searching for a needle in a haystack because while experts are getting better and better, we are getting less willing to hear what they have to say. Michael ventures to the depths of the sea, meeting an oceanographer who has saved countless lives, but the survivors don't even know his name. He looks at our healthcare system and learns how a medical biller saved hospitals millions of dollars, once someone bothered to notice her, and he sits down with baseball statistician, Bill James, and here's how his analysis transformed not only our understanding of baseball, but of the world, against the rules will leave you thinking differently about the experts in our society. Listen to against the rules wherever you get podcasts. Radio music festival. Coming back to area 15 in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 24th just added to the lineup. Girl in red. Take your tickets now at AXS dot com to see Avril Lavigne 5 seconds of summer. Big time rush. Chloe willow. Chase rice. Lotto. Carly Pearce. Scale. Foreign Spencer Smith and more live in area 15 on Saturday, September 24th. Tickets are on sale now at AXS dot com. Are you of the mind that we're using data from two games, small sample size, Giannis won't shoot 38.5% for the rest of the series despite one of the I asked you to answer this question is this the greatest defense has ever gone up against I meant to limit that filter that to the playoffs because I didn't want you to do too much research. Is Giannis and I think this is a whole different conversation, but the way we talk about superstars just being able to single handedly overcome great defenses, I don't think that that's really a realistic way to view stars right now and when you have a team that has Al Horford that has rob Williams that has grant Williams that has Tatum you can throw on Yanis so Marcus smart will switch on to him and then there will be help. And you can't put the ball on the ground like there's just so many options so much length is Giannis just able to figure this out or if your butt are you like we need to switch something up here. Like we can't subsist with the lineups that we're playing. I'll answer. I think you've asked three questions here and I'll answer all of them. At least no, no, no, it's fine because some of it was in our outline so I knew to be prepared for it. First of all, I mean, you know that since NBA rank and everything that we did, our SI rank at the beginning of the year. I've had Giannis as my number one player the whole time in the world. And even feeling that strongly about it, I don't think that you can just like expect him to break through this. I feel better about, for instance, the warriors and looking at how poorly they shot in game two saying that I think at least one of those three guys pool curry or clay will shoot better because there's more how would you put it? I think there might be more game to game fluctuation when you're talking about guys that are shooting 25 foot shots than when you're talking about guys that are shooting from inside the paint that are that are at the rammer around the rim already and the reason they're not making those shots has nothing to do with fluctuation. It has to do with really, really, really good physical defenders and their face. So there's that part of it. So I don't think that it's just a simple saying he always figures out not to be unfair to be honest or not to like parse bud too much here. He hasn't always figured it out. Like we've seen the bucks have a series lead before. Further along in the playoffs than this. With Chris Middleton available. Right. Chris Middleton has bailed him out. Look, Chris Middleton's important and really good. And he's hit some shots. Very good. We'll just say, and he would be really important for a matchup like this as we talk about Giannis being a screener. We're watching a team that, like you said, more or less, you can't take too much from the fourth quarter. I think the bucks are obviously going to test that and try to utilize it in game three because it was working. But you have much better odds of something working out of Chris Middleton and Giannis or screening for each other than you do for Giannis and anybody else. I mean, even drew, yeah, drew is a good offensive player, but Chris Middleton is 6, 8, 6, 9, however, tall is 6 7, whatever he is. He's a big dude and he's a legitimate, you know, maybe not quite top flight score, but he's close. And he has the capability of playing that and pulling that out of his bag in a playoff setting which we watched him do before. So that's a huge hindrance to not have a guy like that that you're saying that the team is just going to give Giannis, you know, they're not going to leave Yana so that it gives someone like Connaughton a little bit of an open lane to the basket or grace and Allen. Okay, if they get that, what the hell is Chris Middleton going to get? If you have to make a decision between whether to guard him or Giannis and they're both going to the basket at the same time. So that's a huge thing. The last thing I'll say about whether this is the toughest defense, I'm inclined to say yes, but also as we talk about a time where Giannis did not always figure it out. I don't think at the time we recognized it, but the 2019 raptors probably were right there as far as how good a defense they were now at statistically did they stack up that well? No, but we were also watching a season where Kawhi Leonard was being monitored pretty carefully as he was coming off of his injury. So he was not playing every game. We also watched Kauai. I won't say shut down, yannis. It was a lot like this where he's not as efficient as we're used to seeing him be. I remember watching that series going back and looking at the box scores just kind of remembering some of this. He was one for 5 in the fourth quarter of the closeout game. Against Kauai, not even just against quiet and that game in the fourth quarter. He was two for 6 in the game three and that fourth quarter. He was limited to one shot in the fourth quarter of game four, and he was limited to three shots in game 5 in the fourth quarter. So that was a defensive research. I am impressed. So that was a series that had Kauai at his best, which I remember pulling out like that was the first time I ever referred to him as terminator. And I don't know if I was the first one to do it. I thought I was. But just like Kawhi did not look human because I don't even think Kawhi was completely physically right in that series either. And there were questions about whether he was healthy at the early part of the series, but just completely took Yanis out of his position where he wanted to shoot in fourth quarters, but it was also a defense that had Lowry, siakam, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Danny Green, and oh, by the way, I remember.

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"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

08:17 min | Last month

"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"You know, when yaz was going one on one, basically the Celtics were happy to let him do that. So that it meant that the bucks wouldn't get threes all over the place. That was the big change. The buck shot basically fewer threes than not even just them, but just the league that we've really seen in years, the fewest threes made that we've seen in years, certainly on that stage. And that is Milwaukee's lifeblood. And so is Boston going to keep guarding the same way. I imagine that they would since it shut down Giannis to some extent. Certainly in that first half. But if you're the bucks, do you start using him as a screener more? And do you start going to other things to try to throw Boston's defense off since they're looking for Giannis to try to go one on one? If he's not going to do that, what is their defense look like? And does it maybe give you advantages in other spots? So that's what I'm looking for is to see how much of that momentum and Reggie Miller fashion does carry over and how much they can actually take from that game plan wise to try to throw off a defense that really had their number at least in the first half first three quarters of game two. Yeah, great point. I think what's really fascinating and I'll echo it is how can Milwaukee generate efficient offense. Their offense in the first two games has been absolutely terrible. Giannis is shooting 38.5% from the floor in this series. And it speaks to his greatness that he can average was 27 11 and 9 and a half assists or something like that in two games and you look at it. Look at those numbers and you're like, wow, he's dominating. And then when you watch the games, it's like this dude is really struggling. And you got to tip your cap to Al Horford. You got to tip your cap to grant Williams, who was the star of the good news in a lot of ways. And yeah, they switched up their coverage on him a little bit less help, fewer double teams, more single coverage, all of that. But what really is fascinating to me is those empty corner screen and rolls were Giannis is the screener for grace and Allen or pat Connaughton or drew holiday. And he rolls and there's no help from the strong side corner and whoever has the ball is going middle and the Celtics just basically let them waltz in for a layup because whoever's guarding Giannis is sticking to Giannis. What's fascinating to me about that, which happened a lot of that success happened when the bucks were down by so you can't take too much away. But what's really fascinating to me is who else is on the floor and most notably brook Lopez is not on the floor. And how do how does bud adjust to what is once again? They won the title last year with brook Lopez playing a significant role, but they escaped the Brooklyn Nets series with brook Lopez just getting absolutely torched. And I do wonder right now with Chris Middleton out, which completely changes the equation for them offensively. How do you get Giannis going? And to me, it's like, you look at the numbers with and I have them right in front of me here with Giannis on the floor with brook Lopez. Milwaukee's offensive rating is 75.9. When Giannis is not on the floor, or when Yanis is on the floor without brook Lopez, it's one 17.1. And Milwaukee's starting 5, which is Bobby portis, brook Lopez, Giannis, west Matthews and drew holiday. They played 19 minutes. And their offensive rating is 69.0. So I just wonder is bud going to cut brick Lopez's minutes because the offense has just been so atrocious with him on the court. Defensively though, he is everything for them. He is so integral to how they want to play. And they've had a lot of success limiting Boston's attempts at the rim. Boston's shooting shot 93 threes in two games. Milwaukee shot 52 threes like that math is just hilarious to me. In 2022. But limiting the rim is what they want to do on defense. And if you take Brooke off the floor, how does that impact that? Do you see Jalen attacking the rim more? Do you see Giannis getting into foul trouble? Because Tatum is attacking the rim more. Are you able to get lobster rob Williams? That's sort of thing. So I think it's just a huge conundrum right now with Chris Middleton out. Do you downsize and just get more spacing or do you just trust and believe that your defense can carry you for the rest of the series? I don't know what the answer is, but that's what I'm looking for in game three. It's not, it's not a great thing and I think it gives you not to jump too far ahead. I think it gives you more appreciation for a team like Phoenix or not even not even a team, but like ayton, which if you're 8 and you've got to feel really good. Number one, you're about to make a lot of money, like a lot of money. Aside from that, which I guess being in the NBA always affords you that possibility. For all the crap you've had to hear. And I think I was guilty of it even early on is that basically, you know, I think the kings obviously are the team that looks absolute worst from that drafts, but ayton, certainly. Bagley, but then there was Trey for a while, got that criticism as well. I think a little bit. And Luca, and on how can you pass on a couple guys that could be generational as far as how many times they're all stars or the titles they're going to win or whatever else. Is the guy, you know, even Luca within that series we're watching him kind of get torched because there's no good matchup for him to be had out there. You're targeting him. I mean, the great thing about Phoenix and the great thing about 8 and to some extent is that they're kind of game plan proof as far as like it's really hard to play that dude off the floor. Now when Frank Kaminsky is having to play, you know, and not to knock him too much 'cause I know he's obviously been out this year, but obviously in the finals last year. Stuff can get rough when somebody gets hurt when somebody's out or when there's just one really bad matchup and it involves someone that you really need on one side of the ball. And it's crazy to think that Brooke would be kind of at the root of maybe some of the offensive problems because in theory that makes sense when you're talking about someone that can't shoot, it's interesting when it's Brooke Lopez and it's someone that, if anything, that's maybe become the strongest part of this offensive game and gone away against the grain from what he was as a back to the basket guy. I really slow plotting sort of guy. He's very skilled, but that there's still reasons that you kind of need more space just for where he would be if it's going to be the corner. Or if a team feels like that they can get away with ignoring him. So Adam the corner. They'll give him the corner. They're going to give you that. And especially if it means that they can have extra hands and arms in there against yeah, so it's crazy to think like how intricate all this stuff is. I think I even used this in one of my recent stories where you think about watches and all the pieces they have. And how much I think about the jobs I would never want to have as a person, like a hobby, nothing I would ever want to do. I would never want to have to be somebody that has to fix watches because there's like 8 trillion parts that are all smaller than your fingernail. In the back of one. But that's how many parts and things are going into a series at any given moment. And the idea that matchups matter in the playoffs. We know that, but it's crazy to think that someone that is literally half of the reason sometimes maybe the entire reason that Boston might struggle to score in a good game plan based around Brooke largely around him and.

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Giannis triple-double helps Bucks beat Celtics 101-89

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last month

Giannis triple-double helps Bucks beat Celtics 101-89

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"giannis" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

06:16 min | 2 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Thing Myron spoke to is that Milwaukee is small enough that Myron himself would periodically just run in box players around town. Like I remember seeing Ray Allen at the movies. Big dog Glenn Robinson. He had the biggest rims you've ever seen in your life. Tim Thomas had a had a white Bentley that he would park at G's clippers, which is like the big barbershop that a lot of people go to in the city. Like you saw them, but you weren't a part of it. And that's the difference with Giannis. Giannis, to me, made a point of saying, I'm one of you. It reminds me, Ryan, of that moment. Again, another viral moment of Giannis in a car. But he wins the title in 2021, and he goes famously to the Chick-fil-A drive-through. Can I have please a 50 piece Mac minis 50 exactly. Not 51, none. 49. 50. A 50 piece of chicken minis to mark the 50 points he had scored the previous night before in the clinching game. This is why I love playing the game. This is why I love playing the game. He's like reveling in the moment and he's loving every second of it. Thank you. Congrats. Thank you. Thank you. You are so awesome. Thank you. Thank you guys. Yeah, it was kind of the payoff, Ryan, that I imagined Yana's dreamed about when he signed that giant new contract to stay in the city of Milwaukee as a buck in 2020, right? Like this was the deal that he had imagined when he decided to re up through 2026. Absolutely. And that decision was not a foregone conclusion when it happened. No. I'm saying you're going to lose him. You can not lose Giannis for nothing. Yeah. You can not work. For years, it felt like there had been a lot of speculation as to whether or not Yanis would stay in Milwaukee. It felt like the thing that was hanging over the team in 2019 in 2020. And I think the teams that he might join is go to state, Miami, or Toronto. They'd fizzled out in the playoffs, two seasons in a row after having the best record in the league both years. The media paints everything in such championship or bust now that I think a lot of times that impacts players decisions on whether they leave small market teams yeah, I mean, Ryan, there are all these rumors about Yanis signing with the warriors or with the Lakers. One of these big market big city teams that could make him an automatic contender. Yeah, and to kind of get a better read on how this all played out, I did reach out to our own Malika Andrews. Now she's the host of ESPN's MBA today, but she's been covering the box and Giannis since 2018 and was on this story pretty much every step of the way. From what I remember, it came down to the wire, it wasn't like everyone knew this was the decision that Yanis was going to make months and months before he made the decision. He sort of said, I don't really want to go work out with other players in the off season. I just want to put my head down and work. Why would I want to sort of buddy up with anybody else? Yeah, this is a rejection by Yanis of an archetype of philosophy, the whole we need to build a super team with friends scattered across the NBA if we really want to be a champion. Yeah, and so many NBA players, as you know, grow up playing AAU ball with each other or later on, they'll be on Team USA together. They build these bonds over many years, Giannis came in a league with really not any connection to anyone. And when he got here, it was people like Ross Geiger and the team owners, so many others that made this choice not just a draft him, but to nurture him along and help him become the star he's become. Welcome back to SportsCenter with our breaking news. Congratulations to Yanis and everyone in Milwaukee as he has agreed and announced on Twitter that he will sign a 5 year $228 million super max extension, putting him in Bill walkie for years to come. There is that foundation that Yanis doesn't forget the people who invested in him and his family. These people literally changed my life. And so there's a reciprocity there. What I hear Malika saying there, and yes, of course, as a hardcore bucks fan, this is what I'm going to hear. Sure. It does sound like so much of this mattered for him. The personality of the city, the way people embraced him, I think it really impacted his choice. And that choice had ramifications for the way last season's championship run played out because had he not decided before the season to resign. There would have been this cloud hanging over him and the team all season long. When you look at how close they really were to not quite getting as far as they got, a little bit of Kevin Durant's toe and we'd be telling a very different tale right now. You can see how important him deciding to stay really was for the way that season played out. The emotions pouring out. One of the greatest nights in Milwaukee sports history ends in a coronation. And the brilliance of the young man from Athens. The extraordinary story of this extraordinary.

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"giannis" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:53 min | 2 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Ryan and tell ESPN daily producer. I'm super excited to have you on the show today for a special reason, but first, I gotta say I'm mostly hoping you're doing all right after what happened to your Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Well, yes, Pablo and thank it's great to be here, but despite whatever's going on with Chris Middleton's knee, I do know we will always have last year's title to comfort us. So and truthfully, I think I'm okay with that. I like how you're already grateful for the past. You're not putting much into the future just yet, but the future ride. Does dovetail here however cruelly with the reason you're on the show today. And it's because Giannis Ana de kumbo is now officially as important to the future and the fortunes of this team as he has ever been as he was also in last year's playoffs. And this has been a particular fixation of yours lately. So tell us what you've been looking into. Yeah, so as a bucks fan, there's long been something that felt kind of mysterious to me about a little piece of Giannis story. This is an area of what we talk about when we talk about Giannis that didn't totally add up for me. And that being his often expressed love for the city of Milwaukee. When I came here, you know, feeling over the city is a city that loves basketball. This is something he discusses frequently in press conferences and interviews. This is my city, you know, the trust me they believed in me. They believed in us, even when we were like, we were lost at the city, still was like on our side. But the lingering question for me has been how exactly did this love come to be? Because for one, athletes often say they love the city they play for? Right. And then like a week later, they'll force a trade or sign with another team. Yeah. Plus, at first blush, someone raised in Athens Greece, with family roots in Nigeria, didn't seem like a natural fit for a small Midwestern city. And there is this one story related to all this. That I have been drawn to in particular. I was so excited because this was, first of all, bucks player, and second of all, this guy I thought.

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Giannis, Holiday help Bucks rally past Celtics 127-121

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Giannis, Holiday help Bucks rally past Celtics 127-121

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"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

04:22 min | 3 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Defense is one of the 5 best in the league. And when he's off the floor, they're transition defense is bottom 5 in the league. And when you watch them play, it's just one of the small things he does, but the way he organizes everybody when it's a live ball and everyone's trying to get back and he's pointing and he's directing traffic. There's like no stat for that except for the stat I just gave, I guess. But he's yeah, he's just absolutely incredible defensive presence. Top ten in deflections, top ten, and loose balls recovered. All the hustle stats can switch on to anybody. Can guard in the post draws fouls fighting over screens. As well as any player I've ever seen and some of this is like a career achievement for me where I'm like, I really want him to win the award because he's been doing this for so long. And some of it is I truly think he's the best defender. He's had the best offensive season in the league this season. So I don't think you can go wrong. I don't think you can go wrong with a couple of these guys, really. And even frankly, I think a guy or two outside of it, like I don't think Gobert is going to get it this year, but. As long as you're not just saying, well, let's just give it to him by default because he's won so many of them already. Like I think you can make your case for him. I do think on some level it would be a little bit strange not that it should be held against him, but it would be a little bit strange to see the team's defense exposed in the postseason and then see some of those same problems cropping up now and still give them the award. Again, not that that should be held against him from a statistical standpoint, but it would be a little bit strange to it would be the equivalent I think of giving someone MVP to me it seemed like people maybe weren't saying this, but like with Giannis, okay, this guy's gonna put up the same numbers every year he's won back to back MVPs, but like at a certain point you gotta win a title before we can give you the next one..

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Giannis becomes Bucks' scoring leader in OT win over Nets

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Giannis becomes Bucks' scoring leader in OT win over Nets

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Towns, Edwards star, Wolves beat Giannis-less Bucks 138-119

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 3 months ago

Towns, Edwards star, Wolves beat Giannis-less Bucks 138-119

"Karl Anthony towns and Anthony Edwards poured in twenty five points apiece as the timber wolves with the box one thirty eight one nineteen towns also grabbed eleven rebounds in Minnesota's tenth win in eleven games we don't feel that we could lose anybody and we feel we can beat anybody so this is every time we walk in the arena we social when we do what we're supposed to do if we fail to guarantee when the all shot twenty two of forty seven from downtown including nine of fourteen in a decisive third quarter deangelo Russell chipped in sixteen points and nine assists for the Timberwolves brook Lopez had fifteen points in his third game back with the Bucks Khris Middleton impact cannot and also had fifteen for Milwaukee which was without Yanis attentive both because of right knee soreness I'm Dave Ferrie

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Giannis scores 39; Bucks top Thunder for 5th straight win

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 3 months ago

Giannis scores 39; Bucks top Thunder for 5th straight win

"Thanks three wins for the box who pulled away in the fourth quarter and walked away with one forty to one fifteen win over the thunder Jana son or triple had thirty nine points he was thirteen of nineteen from the field stone slogan that sixteen X. sixteen more so than the season came to the school problems defensively and only can be negligent modest mouse the book shot the ball extremely well all night long they finished at fifty three percent of the field Khris Middleton had twenty five points the bucs outscored the thunder by fifteen in the fourth quarter it was eleven point lead for the box at the half she do yoga so Xander had thirty three for the thunder I'm Chuck Freeman

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"giannis" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

05:42 min | 4 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Honestly, I think there is a lot of dissonance there. It just in terms of him being like an overweight white dude who just like dominates the league. I think there's always impeccable condition right now. I mean, he might be, he's one of the handful of most in shape guys in the league. I mean, especially when you consider how big he is, you watch terms of not getting fatigued. Yes, but he doesn't want endurance athlete. Yeah. Right. And he's a better athlete than what people give credit for. Like I've written before, like he talks to people at P three, like one thing that really stood out to them is his ability to get off the floor quickly. Not his necessarily ability to leap off the floor and get as high as like Andre Drummond for someone like this second jump on tipping his timing is excellent. We can sit here and extol the virtues of Nikola Jokić forever and it'll never change the mind of some people. Yeah, until they win a title. Exactly. And Giannis will become modern day Larry Bird at that point. And Giannis went in the title, totally changes the script about Yanis. Yeah. What nucleo jokic is doing right now and what he did last year is better than anything dark his ever done in his career. He's at a higher level right now than Dirk ever was. And Derek is a top 20 player of all time. I mean, Nikola Jokić is a top 20 player of all time by the time it's all said and done. I think there are 6 of those guys in the league right now. That's a conversation for a later date. That could be a hot take, but I think that the level of talent in the league right now is just so unbelievable. Unparalleled. So unbelievable. My favorite thing to say is that there are no bums anymore. There's not a single bump. No. Period. It's too competitive. No, there's not. Yeah, we're getting point man. The difference between your middle of the road guys and your stars, that gap is shortening. The middle of the road guys are so much better than they were ten years ago. And 20 years ago, good grief. Those guys wouldn't even make the league now. And we're lucky to have this sort of upward trajectory of talent in the league. And that's something I talk about with the draft as well, like the level to which you have to be able to enter the league to be able to play minutes now. Yeah. And that speaks to how good this rookie class is that a lot of guys have really been able to step in. But I think that the talent level of the guys that are 375th in the NBA to 450th in the NBA in terms of roster spots is higher than it's ever been by a substantial substantial degree. But this original bold prediction was Yanis winning MVP, even though we just extolled the virtues of nuclear yoga for a long time. The reason for me..

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Simons scores 31, Portland beats Giannis-less Bucks 122-107

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 4 months ago

Simons scores 31, Portland beats Giannis-less Bucks 122-107

"Anfernee Simons scored thirty one points in the trailblazers capitalized on the absences Yanis attend to Kubo to beat the box one twenty two one oh seven for the third straight victory silences averaged thirty points and has shot eighteen of thirty nine from three point range during the winning streak at ten to Cooper didn't play for the bucs due to a sore left ankle Josh Hart scored twenty seven points and Jusuf nurkic had twenty three points and sixteen rebounds for Portland the Blazers out rebounded Milwaukee fifty eight forty three true holiday led the bucs with twenty three points while Bobby Portis in Jordan wore each had seventeen I'm Dave Ferrie

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Giannis leads Bucks past short-handed Grizzlies, 126-114

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 5 months ago

Giannis leads Bucks past short-handed Grizzlies, 126-114

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Giannis returns, Bucks blow out Nets 121-109 in Brooklyn

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 6 months ago

Giannis returns, Bucks blow out Nets 121-109 in Brooklyn

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"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:26 min | 6 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

"This team might leave. And milwaukeeans saw the Seattle SuperSonics leave. They knew it could be them. So Giannis comes and turns into a star and Milwaukee starts selling out games and he literally saves the franchise from leaving. Not only that, but it feels like in doing so he sort of reminded the country in a pretty dark period it seems like of the American Dream. And it's ironic, of course, because he's not even American. He wasn't even Greek until the NBA took interest in him. And he wasn't even Nigerian until sometime after that, do you think his story is big enough and remarkable enough that he changed anyone's attitudes towards immigrants, be it in Western Europe or here in the United States? It's complicated because certainly there is a level of inspiration to his story, for example, I talked to a lot of young black migrant kids growing up in Greece right now that picked up a basketball because of Giannis. But even as Giannis ascended to global superstardom and a real symbol of hope for Greeks to cling to there were still so many in Greece to this day that say racist things about him that draws watts to cause on murals of him. And I think that people have a really hard time of holding both of those things in their heads at once, that he can be proud of a country that does not always treat him well. He can be honest about his experiences of not being treated well and his experiences of being treated with dignity and respect. So I think that to talk about Giannis, we have to talk about all these other factors because he doesn't exist in a bubble. Giannis is Greek and Nigerian and an adopted son of Milwaukee and this idea of home is fascinating to me. Milwaukee is home now, but so polio is still home. And if he decides to explore his roots in Lagos, Legos will be home. And I think Giannis, his fluidity with identity and the way that he's exploring those sides show me that this is a kid that grew up feeling not necessarily belonging anywhere. He belongs in all of those places. Yeah, just believe, man. Just, I hope I hope. I hope. I give people around the world from Africa from Europe, give them hope. You know that it can be done. It can be done. 8 years ago 8 and a half years ago, if I came to the league, how do you know when my next move will come from? You know, my mom was selling stuff in the street. And now I'm here sitting in the top of the top. You know, and I'm extremely blessed, and that's why I can never get I'm extremely blessed. If I never have the chance to sit on this table ever again, I'm fine with it. You know, I'm fine with it, but I hope this can.

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"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

06:55 min | 6 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

"MVP. He is dominating on the offensive end, the defensive end. He's one of the game's best. And then tragedy strikes again. His dad Charles dies of a heart attack at age 54. You know, Giannis always wanted to be like his father. He looked up to him since he was a child wanting to be that soccer player. His dad was always inspiring him and the work ethic required to achieve anything in life. You know, I've said this before, you know? My dad had no money. You know, had nothing. So his wealth was us. That's why we tried to represent him in the best way possible. Every single day. When I went to their home, I was in their basement and they had this large beautiful portrait of Giannis and his brothers ascending up in various basketball poses with the words I am my father's legacy. And so, you know, Giannis really changes after that, because for him, family is the most important thing in the world far more important than basketball. And so they just cling tighter as a family after that. And it's not long after that that he's given the opportunity to leave Milwaukee, right? Exactly. So at the height of Yanis fame, now they're speculations that he might leave because he would be eligible for a supermax extension, which is a lot of money given to Laura, a player to stay with the franchise. And it becomes this huge media circus. So Giannis leave Milwaukee and go chase a ring. Absolutely. He needs to go. Will the generational player leave just like the last one? Sometimes tomorrow, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will officially become a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Because Milwaukee was, quote, too small for him. And I'm guessing he decides to stick. Yes, you are looking at a picture now of the hone bridge, which is lit up blue and white and honor of the Greek flag and honor of the Greek freak here in Milwaukee. And of course, everyone in Milwaukee either took a deep breath, cried, danced. I mean, everyone I talked to just can remember the exact moment where they were when yada said he was staying. And he doesn't just stay, he goes from being a kid who didn't have enough food to eat on the table and giving his food to his brothers to be coming like a rich, rich, rich basketball player. $228 million the highest contract in NBA history. He is so overcome with emotion. He said his dad would be dancing right now if he saw him sign this deal. I was happy. Was that I think to do. You know, discuss with my agent, you know the team, my family, you know, talk to my mother, I asked my mother, do you want to move? She said, no, so okay, cool. I'm just gonna sign the deals then. Money is something that Yanis has contended with his entire NBA career. He was deeply hesitant to spend it when he first got to America so fearful that all of this goodness and happiness and wealth could be taken away as quickly as it came because he was so used to not having enough. After becoming this $228 million man, how long does he have to wait before he gets to taste that real NBA victory? Well, in a surprise to yours truly who is writing the book, it would only take another year. To win a championship on the biggest stage in the world. It's over the bucks of Bennett, the long wait has ended after a half century. The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions once again. Giannis and the bucks, rebound from a pandemic year, which is also filled with so many protests in which the books are at the forefront. And Giannis is very much a part of that and speaks out. I want my kid to have hate in his heart. The books continue to persevere and persevere and they pull off the unthinkable. Not only do they reach the NBA Finals, they win the title. And Yanis scores 50 points in a game 6 victory that immortalizes him. As not only one of the all time greats, but now everyone's saying, could he be the face of the NBA right now? You know, take my teammates, man. They played hard. Every freaking game, you know, a trusted team, I wanted to do it here in the city. I wanted to do this guy, so I'm happy. I'm happy to be able to get it done. And to celebrate, he didn't end up going to Disney World or whatever. He went to Chick-fil-A and he brought both of his trophies? These trophies are not living my side. What if all of a sudden I wake up and this is all a dream? My favorite thing is that he is doing this live and he says to the woman taking his order. Do you mind? Sure. This 150,000 people watching you right now. Really? Yes. You know, it was just so Yanis asking, you know? And then they have this adorable moment. He's like, so can I have police a 50 piece Mac minis 50 exactly? And that's 51. 9? 49. Chicken minus yes. 50. That's why they love him so much. He's so relatable. I mean, who, among us, has not had a Chick-fil-A stop. Thank you. And then can I have it? Oh man. A large device. For someone who probably follows basketball a lot closer than a lot of people in our audience, what does this win mean that, you know, Giannis at that cumbo got this championship for the bucks and what does that mean for the league and for the game? He is living in an era where super teams are built. The best stars go to all one team and they're stacked and people are angry because they say it disrupts the integrity of the game. And Giannis is like, I'm not going to join a super team. I'm going to stick with my small town, small market team, and we're going to build something. And we're going to struggle from 15 wins and keep getting better and better and better and put in the work and win. And he proved that that is possible. And whether or not they win another title, he has changed the city of Milwaukee forever. Not only did he stay as we talked about, but he helped Milwaukee stay. You know, one thing we didn't discuss was there was a period of time since the 80s in which the Milwaukee Bucks were always in grave, danger of leaving the city because they did not attract a lot of fans, the arenas that they played in such as the Bradley center were not modern and you know Adam silver said by the time you honest got there, you know, you need to have a better arena or.

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"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

07:07 min | 6 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Hello, 2022 is going to be a big year with lots of complex problems that people need to understand and potential solutions. We love the solutions at box to help us plan our coverage vox is aiming to add 6000 financial contributions from readers by December 31st by the end of the year. You can give once that helps keep our work free. You can also make a monthly or annual recurring gift which helps keep our work free and also helps us plan ahead. Please help us get there by making a gift today. Just go to vox dot com slash give thank you so much. With the 15th pick in the 2013 NBA draft. The Milwaukee Bucks select Giannis deto combo from Athens Greece. He last played the field Athletico in Greece. Samir, where we left off, Janis is finally drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks. He's officially a Greek citizen finally, but his problems aren't solved by getting into the NBA. First of all, he is learning the language. He can speak English enough to understand sort of what people are saying, but we're talking about learning hundreds of plays in the best league in the world and coaches talk really fast. And Giannis was constantly playing catch up, trying to learn English phrases, learning new things about American food. So after I went to the table and I was so good standing up and going back. And when he came about that coach, what are you doing? You can't do that. He's a move fail, of course you can do that. You can go and take as many as you want. I didn't know that I was pulling food in my plate. But I think the biggest thing was that he was lonely. I was in the gym old day, I was sleeping in the gym. I had nothing to do. I was going back home and I couldn't even watch TV. I didn't know how to work. The TV over here. Without his family, who were still stuck in Greece because they did not get papers fast tracked the way he did. He just felt utterly alone. How does he develop as a midwesterner and as a basketball player? Thankfully, the bucks were God awful that year, and they only won 15 games. 15. 15. Good heavens. So he gets thrust into the game because they're so bad because there's nothing at stake. And he actually gets to develop by making mistakes and learning on the fly. It's actually the best thing for him. Milwaukee also had a support staff in the organization that cared about him as a human being. They taught him how to drive. They were there for him through his dark moments. They stayed up late with him into the night when he felt lonely. They were always making sure that his mental health was okay because they realized he was a big part of their future. And even though he hadn't developed yet, he was going to at some point. And then finally, his family gets the proper documentation that they need to to come over, which might I add might not have happened if the bucks owner was not a U.S. senator in her coal. And so finally, it is rumored from the people that I spoke to that were really knowledgeable about the situation and the ins and outs of how this worked with the government is that it's rumored that it went all the way up to the Secretary of State John Kerry at the time who helped make this happen. So there were a lot of people looking out for Yanis behind the scenes to make this happen. Okay, so it takes a now retired senator herb coal of, you know, Cole's department store fame plus John Kerry of, I don't know, I ran for president fame. Who knows what else to get Giannis family out to Milwaukee with him. Once they get there, does it change his game? It changes his game completely. Yanis is happy. He's comfortable. He's walking around with a brightness about him. I mean, he has so much gumption that he walks up to his assistant coach, Josh Oppenheimer, when they're about to play the Knicks and says, I'm gonna bust Carmelo Anthony's ass. Okay, we're talking about Carmelo Anthony. Carmelo Anthony and his prime on the Knicks baller. Yanis at the time, scrawny scrub rookie, but he honestly was so amped and he just loved the fact that his family was there to watch him do it. And when they played the Knicks, Charles, the dad, Veronica, they were so happy they were high fiving each other. Alex was screaming at the top of his lungs, his head tilted so far back up to the sky. I mean, they were living a dream and it was so wonderful to see. Um. How does he go from being like a scrawny rookie on a team that has like 15 wins to the guy we just saw win a championship? Giannis practically lives in the weight room would not have been surprised if he had a sleeping bag in there. He weight lifted so much that everyone started to make fun of him because he would, for example, do bench press and then go in front of the mirror and flex and see if he saw any gains. I'm sure he's not the first dude to do that though. He's just like, I'm going to get big. I'm going to be just like LeBron. I'm going to get better. You know, they're not going to know what's coming for me. And, you know, the image of Giannis at that time is like, okay, he's so adorable. We love him and his family. He loves smoothies, how cute. Giannis is like, I'm done being cute. I need to get mean. He puts in a tremendous amount of work. He's still kind of skinny, but he puts on muscle and miraculously grows two inches, and that enables him to compete with the best of the best, and he just shows these glimmers of brilliance. He is a tremendous defender. He even makes three pointers, which is not part of his game. And he just has this knack to get to the basket. And he starts learning his powers and realizing he can just dunk on people. And he completely transforms into a superstar. He's the best player in the world. He did it every single way it could be done last night. He drove to the bucket. He posted up. He hit me rain shots. He hit three point shots. He blocked the best big man in the league four times. He led the fast break. He had 11 points in the fourth quarter. He had a later 6. I mean, what else could he do? So Giannis beefs up and develops this mean phase, and he becomes a much better player. He becomes a great player. Everything seems to be working for him. He is somebody that we're putting now in conversations about.

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"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

05:00 min | 6 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Of becoming something so much more. He can't advance in Greek basketball because he's an undocumented immigrant, but how do Greek basketball fans react to seeing this undocumented Nigerian giant in their minor leagues? Yeah, away games were really awful for Giannis, anthonys, fans would hurl racist insults at them. One game was the worst in a place called trikala and fans just kept screaming, go home, monkeys. And that happened often on the road. It was really painful because there was nothing Giannis could say or do, you know? He's in the game he hears it, and it's devastating. And I talked with a lot of his friends about it as well. And it was just very painful. And Alex, Giannis youngest brother told me, you know, we've been treated like outsiders our entire lives. Like, yes, there were people that were kind to us and made us feel like racism wasn't a problem. This is Alex saying this. But that doesn't mean that everyone else did. And not only is he made aware of this on the basketball court, but he is constantly having the anxiety and the fear that his parents will get deported at any moment. So Giannis just tries to keep his head down and go about his business and try to play the best basketball he can, but there is this fear, always gnawing at him that some day somebody could call the police and that would be it. His parents would be gone. When does that become something he doesn't have to worry about anymore? The NBA hears about Giannis, and all the scouts are whispering amongst themselves. Who is this kid? I've never heard of him, because usually prospects in the American system, and even internationally as well, but particularly from America, are identified as early as 13 years old. Giannis was busy hating basketball at 13 years old. So it is extremely rare to have a scout find out about a first round prospect at age 17. But that's what happened with Giannis, a video, circulated among scouts. Giannis had agents and the agents sent the video to scouts, and it was very hard to tell how good Yanis was from this video because the film was grainy. You weren't sure how tall he was, but they are intrigued, and they see somebody that is very fast and coordinated and smart and has good court vision. And of course, that freakish size. And so 30 GMs and more and scouts come to this little tiny gym in zografou, which is where I feel affairs is based. And there's not even enough chairs for them. I found that the coaches told me they weren't in anticipating so many scouts. They had to go get more plastic chairs to fit all these American coaches. And so here Yanis finally has this shot. He just has to prove himself in front of these scouts and his family will no longer have to worry about money. So, naturally, he's a bit nervous, but he performs well enough that the Milwaukee Bucks want to take a chance on him. But in order for that to happen, Giannis has to get his citizenship papers. And remember, he's undocumented. His brothers are undocumented. His parents are undocumented. But then once Yanis is named starts circulating as somebody that might climb above NBA draft boards, the Greek government is like, oh, I guess we have to give him papers. And I interviewed the prime minister at the time who played a large role in that antonis Tamara's. And it was very clear to me that the only reason he gave citizenship to Giannis and the NASA is because they had a chance at the NBA. Doesn't making it to the NBA style all his problems. No, his problems actually intensify in a number of ways once he gets to Milwaukee. Hi, I'm Kenny tyrella, a staff writer for vox's future perfect section. There's more interest than ever.

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"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

07:27 min | 6 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

"So Yanis parents, Charles and Veronica, they both grew up in Nigeria and around the 70s and 80s. They are thinking about moving somewhere because oil, which is really valued in Nigeria, is plummeting and the economy is not doing well, and there's various forms of political unrest. And they're thinking about going to Germany. Charles was a semi pro. Soccer player, and so he had an opportunity to play there, but unfortunately he got injured and they couldn't stay there. And so they decided to go to Greece. And that's where Giannis and his brothers were born. But because Greece does not offer birthright citizenship, they were all essentially undocumented. And they settled in a neighborhood called polio and sepolia is in Athens. It's working class and Giannis and his family really struggled. They could not get jobs or access to renting certain apartments or getting a passport or opening a bank account. What did they do to survive to get by? The family sold trinkets on the street, and they would go to nearby markets, even though they didn't have permits, and they would sell whatever they could find. It used to sell glasses. Watches, they used to see these DVDs. They would often leave as a family for a week or two to go to upscale beaches, such as Ali mo's beach, and they would try to sell it to richer people and Giannis entire childhood was consumed by this rhythm of selling and moving and selling and moving. And it was hard for him growing up in the 90s trying to figure out how he can sell items to help his family and also look out for his brothers. Giannis had a kind of authority over his younger brothers cost us and Alex and they were in awe of him. They followed everything he did. So even though the family could not make ends meet at times to have food, Giannis would give whatever portion he had a food to his younger brothers. We didn't have a lot of money, but we had a lot of happiness. So it wasn't broken happiness was. You know, when we were struggling back in the day we were all together. They were braving financial hardship, but also neo Nazis. Yeah, at this time, there was a group called golden dawn. This is the terrifying modern face of fascism. A warning siren to the world from the streets of Athens. And it's a neo Nazi criminal organization that would chase migrants stabbed migrants even murder migrants. They would go and work in class neighborhoods like polio, where Giannis grew up, like other close by neighborhoods like keep Sally or coast. And they would say things like blood honor golden dawn, Greece is for Greeks. Ow. Out of my country. Out of my heart. It didn't just happen with golden dawn. It was just the everyday attitudes of normal white Greeks, Giannis and his brothers would be walking to a nearby cafe, key Volta's cafe where the owner, Jana secas would give them food and the people in the restaurant would say, why are you giving to the black kids? How much of these early years where he's trying to help his family get by by street vending and trying to help his brothers survive by sharing his portions with them, does he spend playing basketball? Yanis doesn't spend any of it playing basketball. He is not even on his radar. He's a soccer player. Soccer. Yeah, he knows soccer. Now I know why Yanis has the magical footwork. Yes, he was a soccer player. And he wanted to be just like his dad, his dad was his hero, his role model, and they would play pick up soccer, Charles 40 something, breezing down the field, giving it to Giannis. He and his brothers were mostly strikers. And basketball, I don't even think he heard of basketball until age 13. And that is when this man a random white man who does not know Giannis and his brothers, named bureau's belly Nazis, just watches the boys playing tag one day. And sparrows as he tells me, feels he has some sort of cosmic divine intervention from above that says this kid is special. He's destined for greatness. Psychology. Eyes and spark in his eyes. He's a great partner that's showing his eyes when I met him. Now I know what you're thinking, this sounds ridiculous. He's on a playground and some guy just walks up to him, but it's like you. You're the next star of the NBA. Exactly. And Giannis is not a star. He is 13 years old, lanky as all get out. He is coordinated because he plays soccer. But he's not talented in basketball. He's just running around. And so Spiro's who I believe really does like to embellish this story. Still, we can give him credit. He identified Yanis as being athletic and invited him to play for a team that he helped coach called feel athletics that practices in a very small gym with cracked windows and a broken rim, and here's this man that says, will you play for me? And Giannis is thinking, I don't have time to play for you. I have to help my family put food on the table. Spiros offers to give him in the family money if Giannis gives it a shot. With not too many options out there, Giannis agrees. The problem is, he hates basketball at first. He hates basketball. He's not somebody that just took to it immediately. He would commit travel violation after travel violation. That used to holding the ball. Right, right. He's like, I'm sorry, I am used to moving with my feet. But his oldest brother, thanasis, loves basketball. And so Yanis is like, if that means I get to hang out with my brother, I guess I'll keep going. But they don't practice regularly because Giannis keeps having to leave every couple days and then he's gone. And then he comes back and then he leaves. And then he leaves for a more stretches three weeks at a time because he's going to these upscale beaches with his family to sell items. And the coaches, they know Giannis isn't ready to be a star basketball player yet, but they know that he's tall. They know that he is a good work ethic and he is kind of a natural in terms of running and jumping and moving. And so they keep trying to convince him to come back to the gym. And at one point, spiros comes to Yanis apartment. And he gives them a book on the legend Maradona and he says, you could be the Maradona basketball. And Giannis is just like, okay, dude. He doesn't believe it, but he's like, I'll come back. And then something miraculous happens in the next couple of years. Yanis falls in love with basketball. And he gets really good. But he's still not good enough for the top two teams. And even if he is, he doesn't have the proper documentation. So essentially, Giannis is stuck in this a two division, but he is dreaming.

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"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:10 min | 6 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Sports, we don't talk about them enough on this show, but we try to sneak them in here and there this year we covered the Olympics a few times. We talked about tennis, and one time we talked about one NBA MVP. That episode ended up being one of our team's favorites for the year. So we thought we'd bring it to you one last time before the years out. It's called an MVP for the world. You might remember it from August, but for all those who feel like August was a lifetime and a vaccination and a wave and an entire variant ago, here it is again. A few weeks ago, a very tall Greek Nigerian basketball God named Giannis a detach brought a championship to the city of Milwaukee and his story is simply a little too irresistible to pass up. So if you'll indulge us for a minute here, I promise you won't regret it. In the league, they call Yanis the Greek freak. It's not disrespect. He's okay with it. Definitely love my nickname. I don't know who came out with it, but the way I play a lot of people say you're freakishly athletic. To be fair, he is extremely tall. A 42 year old mentally trying to stop that out of order 8 more in the third quarter Giannis is merely 7 feet tall, but he handles the ball like he is a point guard. He can dazzle and move and flow on the court with such agility and such grace and yet be so forceful so dominant. You just do not see somebody do the freakish things he does such as chase down a defender and block him or rise up from the complete end of the other side of the court and block a shot. He dunks with such terror that people just run out of the way. The rim will feel that one tomorrow. Mirren fader is a writer at the ringer. She's also wrapping up an entire book about Giannis called Giannis, and she spends a lot of time in her book writing about the Greek half of his nickname. Basketball is becoming more international than ever, and people are wondering whether Giannis can become the face of the league. And he's been held up as this national hero to his home country in Greece. People have fallen in love with his story and called it a fairytale, but it is so much more complex than that and the way that Giannis is grappling with his identity as being a child of parents that migrated to Greece from Nigeria. Somebody that grew up in Greece, but often dealt with racism and being undocumented. It's just part of his story that's been swept under the rug. And so now that he's won this championship, everybody suddenly wants to know everything about him. And I think, honestly, as wonderful as he is on the basketball court, as dominant as he is, as much as what he has done is, honestly, us witnessing greatness in real time. I think basketball.

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Minus Giannis, Bucks lose to Toronto, ending win streak at 8

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 7 months ago

Minus Giannis, Bucks lose to Toronto, ending win streak at 8

"Yeah yeah this this is is the the global global sort sort of of Thursday's Thursday's game game at at Toronto Toronto what what team team decision decision to to rest rest in in the the rafters rafters responded responded sloppy sloppy the the Bucks Bucks a a game game winning winning streak streak with with a a ninety ninety seven seven ninety ninety three three victory victory Fred Fred vanvleet vanvleet led led the the way way for for the the raptors raptors against against top top scorer scorer with with twenty twenty nine nine points points much much to to hold hold a a longer longer gets gets Milwaukee's Milwaukee's drew drew holiday holiday who who led led the the way way for for the the visitors visitors with with twenty twenty six six is is somebody somebody that that I I have have a a lot lot of of respect respect and and admiration admiration for for they they made made it it tough tough for for me me tonight tonight but but you you know know just just happy happy that that we're we're able able to to come come out out with with the the win win Pascal Pascal Siakam Siakam out out of of twenty twenty for for the the winners winners while while Chris Chris Middleton Middleton chipped chipped in in with with twenty twenty two two in in a a losing losing cause cause it it was was just just the the second second time time this this season season the the books books were were without without the the reigning reigning finals finals MVP MVP join join the the debate debate total total

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"giannis" Discussed on Kris Kourtis

Kris Kourtis

02:20 min | 8 months ago

"giannis" Discussed on Kris Kourtis

"Happiness will never bring you everlasting happiness only moments of joy after a while you get sick of these material things and you want something different. I suggest going to a beautiful park. What the trees the leaves white. The flowers watch everything around. You like in three d. and enjoy it because this is life part of you to feel the essence of the flower feel the essence of the trees. Could the leaves move and dance. Enjoy these things. You need to know that you are enough to be happy. You don't need a casts you giannis dog although having a cat or a dog can can be helpful because they will never disappoint you like people. It's good to have a companion. Is nothing wrong with it. So if you are willing or wanting to get a car toy dog please do. So the only thing that's getting in front of you. The only thing that is stopping you from happiness is your ego once you drop your ego you can never control your mind. Never tried to because the ego. Snap what you wanna do is bring in your awareness. Consciousness in front and led the gobi in the background. So you listen to it less chain yourself to be happy with the simplest things and most of all you need to have gratitude gratitude for everything that you have gratitude for everything that you might ask for. Always be grateful the more gray chore you are the more joyful you will be..

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Magic Johnson Tweets Giannis & KD Are Coming for LeBron's Throne

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

Magic Johnson Tweets Giannis & KD Are Coming for LeBron's Throne

"Magic johnson. took note of janas historical finals performance. Last night after the big man dropped fifty points and won his first title. Magic tweeted this. Watch out lebron katie. And janas are right. They're coming for your throne

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Bucks' 50-Year Wait Ends With a Title Behind 50 From Giannis

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Bucks' 50-Year Wait Ends With a Title Behind 50 From Giannis

"In a city that has been startled titles the Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship since nineteen seventy one after beating the Phoenix Suns one oh five ninety eight the box won the series in six games after dropping the first two in Phoenix Jana son of the couple was the series MVP he suffered a knee injury in the conference finals and there was some don't if you be healthy enough to play in the finals he had fifty points in the title clincher on a couple says there was nothing that was going to stand in his way I'm going to be a champion working now I'm going to whatever he takes no for for me to win it and we did it the box trailed by five at halftime of the couple had twenty third quarter points check Freeman Milwaukee

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Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Earned More Respect During NBA Finals?

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:20 min | 1 year ago

Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Earned More Respect During NBA Finals?

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

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What's on the Line for Chris Paul's Legacy?

First Things First

02:08 min | 1 year ago

What's on the Line for Chris Paul's Legacy?

"You know this. This series started out very well for the sun's up to all look like they were going to go from bubble darlings to title team in a year. I don't have to refresh your memory. it's you remember that probably yonathan. The vox i've turned upside down and for c. p. three it might mean coming up short one more time in the playoffs. Not grade list to be on here c. p. threes teams have had multi game series leads four times in the post season. Only to watch those leads. Slip away. Chris broussard what is on the line night in game. Six for chris paul. There's a lot on the line and obviously the championship but for him personally of is individual legacy yes. There is a lot on the line he would become. If they lose this series he would become the only player to lose four series in the postseason. Where you lead to. Oh okay anna. Point guard is in control of the game of his team. So a lot of that just falls on the coach. It can fall on the point guard. So we've talked about some christmas failures in the past and the postseason if he loses this series those become their a big part of his story. And when you talk about why he's one of the greatest players with barkley malone and you eat in stockton to never win a championship you look at. It and chris is a big part of why he didn't win the championship. Conversely if he can come back and win this series. Those playoff foibles. Become a footnote okay. They go from being a year. He's great but to just be enough small footnote in his overall story. So that is the first thing. Secondly if he wins this series he could become the third player. Only the third player in the seventy four year. History the third small player or normal size point guard to lead a team to an nba title.

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Bucks Blowout: Giannis Has 41, Suns' NBA Finals Lead Now 2-1

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Bucks Blowout: Giannis Has 41, Suns' NBA Finals Lead Now 2-1

"The NBA finals return to Milwaukee for the first time since nineteen seventy four and the home team did not disappoint the bucs rolled by the sons one twenty to one hundred Jana sought to cripple powered in forty one points his second straight forty plus point performance drew holiday had twenty one the bucs led for most of the night they took control in the second quarter as they turned a six point deficit into a fifteen point halftime lead Chris Paul had nineteen points and a rough night from teammate Devin Booker quit ten on three of fourteen shooting Chuck Freeman Milwaukee

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Paul Carries Suns Past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals Opener

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Paul Carries Suns Past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals Opener

"Chris Paul led six players in double figures with thirty two points and nine assists Suggs beat the bucs twenty eighteen one oh five to take game one of the NBA finals Devin Booker added twenty seven points and six assists D. Andre eight double double twenty two points and nineteen rebounds something he said was key there are some really good they often is going especially you know just try to clean up some of that stuff so we can get on a run and give ourselves some momentum as well Yanis Antetokounmpo had twenty points and fifteen rebounds for the box in his first game back from a knee injury Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with twenty nine toward chatter Phoenix

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How Is Giannis Antetokounmpo's Health Ahead of NBA Finals?

Nightcap with Ryan Gates

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

How Is Giannis Antetokounmpo's Health Ahead of NBA Finals?

Without Giannis, Bucks Beat Hawks 123-112 for 3-2 Lead

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Without Giannis, Bucks Beat Hawks 123-112 for 3-2 Lead

"The box came out with a fast start were never seriously threatened in a one twenty three one twelve win over the hawks playing without two time MVP Jana son of the couple four players had over twenty points led by an unexpected playoff career high thirty three from center brook Lopez the bucs jumped out to a thirty to ten lead for second straight game the hawks also played without their best player Trae young Bogdan Bogdanovich had twenty eight to lead the hawks the box are one win away from their first finals appearance since nineteen seventy four Chuck Freeman Milwaukee

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Hawks Romp to 110–88 Win Without Young, Giannis Goes Down

AP News Radio

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Hawks Romp to 110–88 Win Without Young, Giannis Goes Down

"Given the hawks took a ten point lead early and never looked back as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks one tend to eighty eight and even the NBA's Eastern Conference finals series at two apiece box without star guard Trae young and the bucs lost leading scorer Yanis attend to compile in the third period to any injury meanwhile Lou Williams a twenty one and Bogdan Bogdanovich with twenty stepped up to lead the hawks to holiday led the bucs with nineteen the series resumes Thursday in Milwaukee Gary McPhillips Atlanta

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"giannis" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:18 min | 2 years ago

"giannis" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To know what McDermott say Giannis so here and to be mentioned in the same breath this time scaling and she may be one of my greatest professional it's a disorder that's a clear day yeah so we were we left off talking about sort of Google's confusion and and the and it's gonna get worse I think the advertising model that things are on right now I think are just I mean I've been trying to say this for years I thought display ads were a complete waste of time at at at at bass their annoyance that I remember not positively at worst I didn't see it so I would love to know you know your feelings on this in general this is a little inside baseball digital advertising staff but obviously advertising budgets down due to the pandemic two and that's just kind of a reflection of consumer spending being down although it did appear that consumer spending bounced back in may quite a bit pretty substantially actually so maybe this little mini recession is going to be short let but anyways advertisers are pulling back on their budgets which we expected but the particular point back on display advertising which to your point we've always known which kind of spammy and not that helpful so it's not exactly surprising but despite everyone knowing that and people have kept buying it for years and years so it'll be interesting if it bounces back after this I mean I've said this I don't even know how many times I've made this pitch to no avail early in my career has started to work a lot better now and everything depends on because of a good part to do with it but I was told that lazy advertising and I said if you have an apple box then you could do display because you're just trying to make sure it's like McDonald's you just wanna make sure that among all the noise the brand of the reversing in the background as you and if you have millions and billions of dollars to do that then you should do it but if you are competing with them for I. attention then you're wasting your time like for example I recently got an opportunity it's an opportunity they sent me an email from New York times and Wall Street journal saying would you like to pick up some like late you know late pick up display ads for a cheap price and I was like no no I would not like I would have won the last of the display and then fifty other brands right behind me you sold short like it's a waste of time I think yeah totally I mean that they sent you that email is pretty it's pretty telling to me about the value of display ads and just basically saying here's a fire sale on our brand new display ad inventory we couldn't you know before we do our last ditch effort which is you know make it available on an ad network and the observatory which is measuring in a a race to the bottom price wise we're gonna try to induce you to buy it for maybe I was slightly higher CPM so yeah I mean it's bad users on like I'm I mean most users have an ad blocker anyway now anyways yeah the users you are what you would want to sell to have an ad blocker conflict right but I think at least for me I know maybe not forever for for my for my Brandon in being tak like I don't see but I'd like to get so it delivers a laziness factor we talk with his wife to go on forever yeah because you get hired as a director of marketing for company and you know it's a gigantic company the tiniest positive movement up is good it doesn't really move the needle if you're like Hey we spent a hundred million dollars in ads this year and the money be kept in the same revenue or a little bit up great like you're you're covered you don't worry about it it's only when you step out you're like no no no we changed our ad model our ad spend we're doing this and this and it didn't work or marginally worked and then you actually like look bad so does this raise your foot you want to just buy what they always bought despite it clearly being a waste and I mean you also have to look at the incentives here a lot of markers which once a while we had actually not a reach I mean the easiest way to reach it this buyback to display ads on a network and say you know Hey we've reached our target number of impressions now we're this quality impressions no probably not almost certainly not and your point about them you know ten marketing guy just kind of checking a box if they're hiring an agency that media buyer and you know one or two years out of college who just actually giving this media plan and their what they want to check the box to I mean I don't necessarily blame them for wanting to you know just doing the easy thing and buying a bunch of Randy display ads and that's actually more to the forty percent right exactly yeah they said the agency special sauce Hey this commission on top of that and you know they actually give a chief adviser so what's the alternative it is always symbolic units and all you know people's unwillingness to do the little actual work to get more high quality advertising what's the alternative design I see a world where you know the companies I'm talking to want they don't want a bit like the arts this is so good for everybody I think the users in particular they don't want to pepper you inconveniently with things that are a waste of your time they are starting to brands are certain recognize the value of your attention and importantly like the value of the unique niche audience like I want to make sure that if you are interested in buying sales force for example that you are in fact the person who knows sales force and is capable of buying I don't wanna feed to sales to someone who literally it would never bite or wouldn't know it and on top of that if I'm gonna feed you an ad I don't want you to feel like okay here comes the click trap click on this gas free fifteen days on that's awesome and then use your non fill out forms they want to make sure that you actually do you know who you are they know when to get it to you they know what what might be important for you which is more sophisticated and I'm just curious what you think the alternative to just display ads is what what works better it is anything that requires you to be legislating working directly with the publisher coming up with some kind of content marketing plan that's more intriguing you know being good about your data retargeting Indian people email ads be more customized.

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