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"grant hill" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:36 min | 8 months ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Denver goes for it in the biggest way possible. And they're the favorites in the west anyway. But Porter, you know, there's no way from a health standpoint. And then there's a Golden State possibility too. This got blown away by the Kyrie, but we found out today that curry seems like he's got like a pretty decently severe injury. I didn't even really fully understand what those ligaments were, but they said multiple weeks and you look at where they are in the standings and you know, they're like a three game losing streak away from being linear Levin seed. So I don't know how that affects them with the trade deadline too. So what do you think? Do they, they're not really a panic team, but if there was ever a time to cash in some of those chips for a real guy, I would say it's right now for the warriors before there are all of a sudden the 12th seat. Yeah, the curry thing is definitely frustrating because I thought he heard it when he stuck out his leg, hunting for foul in a game earlier this week. It might have been the Minnesota guy. I saw that. Yeah, you're right. Right. And he was down and he was holding it. And then it's all wrapped up and then it gets knocked and it's kind of turns and you know, these are kind of weird injuries for somebody that's, you know, it's not like he's that old. Even the shoulder thing. I was watching that game. It was just him reaching for a ball and you're like, oh, that's not great. So he misses a month there. You're right. 'cause I used to kind of look at Golden State going. Hey, there are a couple of weeks away from being like a three seed. If they have two good weeks, but they lose them in they sit, draymond and clay against Denver, but honestly, I don't think they were winning that game anyway. The way Denver's rolling right now. So yeah, maybe, but canga still has nights where I'm like, I think it's too early to give up on him. Wiseman tries, but he's like a linebacker that's a rookie and it's thinking the whole time and it's like late to the whole, so he's trying, but you know, when I had hollinger on, he was like, you know, the tax hit with him for next year's number is massive for somebody that's still a huge question mark. So would they try to move off of him, but it's like, okay, but what are you doing? You're moving off of him for an expiring that brings you value. So a lot of us are really good at saying this guy's got to be gone or they have to do something or whatever and it's just, you know, when you hear about some of the prices on guys, like I was talking to somebody about what marketing would cost and it was such an absurd price that I was like, okay. He's really good. He's an all star and it doesn't look like they want to move him. But the prices can change, obviously, pretty quickly the day before the trade deadline. So we'll see. I'd be very scared to trade kamina just for the record. Wiseman and moody, I would seriously consider, but it's too early with coming. I'm with you Russo, he has moments where you just go, Jesus. This is a comeback to haunt you kind of talent. Well, this is an inflection point, though, because they're out of time. This is what happens when you fuck around at the beginning of the season. When, you know, one of your cornerstone franchise players punches another player in the face, and you go and lose every game on the road to start off the season. They're out of time now. They can't afford another three weeks. It's a precisely the point that we're still just made, which is, you know, it looks like they were kind of rounding into a form where they could rip off, you know, 5 out of 7 games or 7 out of 9 games. And now they're looking at the three seed. They can't afford to just tread water anymore. And risk being below 500 in mid March. It's just gonna take too much energy. You can't expect that out of Steph, but that's the timeline now for when he's going to come back. If he's going to miss games through the trade deadline, which is what the reports earlier today. They say weeks. I know. So that's mid March. Right? It's not great. I thought the sons were going to be the team that fell out. And the sons of the team were so just made that three seed point, like it seemed like it's actually might be the sun's. By the time they get Booker back, they could be in striking distance. And if they can make one little crowd or try to get one more guy, that might be the team. I have a couple more questions for you guys. The weird career Hall of Fame. I was just jotting down some names. 'cause I think Kyrie is just, I don't know. I'm not saying these are rankings, but it's just, if you're gonna have the discussion, Kyrie has to be immediately mentioned now. It's just one of the weirdest careers of any star we've had. Houses guys sea web, I think, is there? I think Grant Hill, when you think like Grant Hill was future of the league, then it looked like he might never play again, and then all of a sudden he had this weird renaissance with Phoenix, just from him becoming this potential face of the league to just kind of like this redemption role player story. That was strange. Spencer Haywood, which I wrote about in my book, just one of the crazy and you just made the Hall of Fame, but just one of the crazy missed opportunity careers over and over again. Mcadoo, who is an MVP and was carrying buffalo, and then just started getting traded around the league. He was out of the league, the Lakers rejuvenate him. Rodman's on there and Rick Barry was the other one. Rip Barry is very strange career. He goes to the ABA, has to sit out here, hurts his knee, comes back. All of a sudden he's the best player in the league. Kind of flames out of with Golden State a little bit ends up being the first one of the first free agent signs with Houston. What other weird career guys are there for you. Just off the top of your head. Where you just look back and you go, man, that was weird. I'm throwing this at you unfairly. Yeah, no, thanks. I appreciate it. I think Iverson has a little weirdness to him though towards the

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"grant hill" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"grant hill" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Of a weirdly huge season for AD. I think Anthony Davis now because I feel like it's dog years with him because it feels dirty in March. Wow, so his next playoffs is going to be his age 30 playoffs. So I mean, that's what we're talking about here. For a long time, he was so young and that's where I'm saying and it's too drastic to say it because he hasn't had like career altering injuries necessarily, but just the way Grant Hill late in his career kind of was able to get his health straight I would love I mean obviously I would love for everybody to be healthy but I would love for Anthony Davis to just, I don't know how it happens but Steph went through it early in his career where he was just constantly battling ankle stuff. I would love for him to kind of have that stretch that Steph has had most of the most part. The Grant Hill had toward the end of his career where he's not injury prone. Because I do feel like that is a lot of what holds back because when he was healthy enough to play this year at times for stretching. He was really good. Yeah, absolutely. You know, so I do agree with that part from Curtis, but there is something to be said for like when you can only do that for 40, maybe 50 games a year, what are we really talking about here when you're playing with a guy that's 37 and 38, whatever. And it's also going to miss a lot of games. We're not used to LeBron missing a lot of games, but it's just probably a reality of where he is. Age wise. Not to mention a team that's got Russell Westbrook too. So I hope AD can just kind of have a healthy season, a healthy rest of his career, because I think we're taking for granted now the guys can play till they're 37, 38, but we've also seen Blake Griffin. We've also seen Russ just kind of diminish very quickly and Anthony Davis is almost 30. So I hope he hasn't got another couple of really good years left in him, where he's just healthy. Hey guys, it's Cindy and Sarah and crying in public is officially back. You've been with us through a pandemic, breakups, half of college, graduation and all of the ups, downs, and drama in between. Now, as we officially start adulting, you know we have to take you all along for the ride. The good and the bad and the very ugly. Listen the long as we discuss what life is like as two girls in their 20s figuring out life and adulthood in New York City. This season we're discussing everything from starting our careers to not getting relationships and friendships new and old and managing the craziness of the city. Crying in public is a place for all of us to laugh, cry, share stories, and power one another, and just feel a little less alone. As we always say, life happens, might as well cry about it. New episodes

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

06:56 min | 1 year ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"That void of not finishing my career, that sort of, like I said, being on this trajectory and then being derailed, like that void, it, I think, has led me to obsessively obsessively pursue achievements and accomplishments in retirement. And to the point where I'm so out of balance and I have too much on my plate. And but to me, I was so driven in retirement. And, you know, the mistakes I've made, and this is not really in the book, but in the mistakes I've made is I tried to do everything. And I clearly, I have a problem saying no. But just wanting to do everything. And so when you go through when you reflect and you tell your story, like you sort of self analyze a little bit, yourself, and my fault right now is not having the proper balance, I think, in my life. And where does that stem from? I think a lot of it, you know, that void and that trauma that I went through in the early 2000s. And so I'm dealing with, I mean, I'm kind of dealing with that and processing that now 20 years later as opposed to when it was all going down back in the day. That's really interesting. So the four surgeries directly lead to you running USA basketball is what you're telling me. No, that's a good thing. That is a good thing. That is something that I am really thrilled and really excited about. So thrilled that I'll do it for free. There you go. Well, you've got that. Obviously you're very active in your ownership stake with the Atlanta Hawks and I'm sure like probably 50 other things that I'm not even aware of. But I don't know. I tend to think that guys like you grant who are driven at the highest level as athletes or in a lot of professions. You can't shut it off anyway. And I'm sure you're right. Yourself analysis, I'm sure is correct that there is some part of that that's the void that you referred to. But I tend to think that people who are just in hyper driven can't sit still anyway. So there's truth to that. Look, my parents, my mom, my dad, I mean, yes. So I get it innocently, but it sounds good to tie it to the store. I like it. No, it's a good theory. It's probably true. Is there sounds like such a cheesy, like almost armchair psychologist thing to say, but is there closure that you get from finally putting all this on paper, especially about, as you say, that that trauma of those surgeries of your near death experience from an infection and people, again, read the book because the details and all that are fascinating and frightening, and you'll get a much better sense of it from the book, so I don't want to give it all away here. But is there any closure grant in just putting it on paper, putting it out there naming names with doctors and everything else? Feel any, I don't want to say better about it, but is there a closure? Well, first, let me just say, I tried to write. I didn't want to write what happened there from a point of bitterness. Like I wanted to tell what was happening, share what I was feeling, or at least what I thought I was feeling in that moment. It just sort of walked the reader through all of it. And so they can understand exactly what happened. I think in terms of medically all that happened, yes. I think I'm good with that. I'm healthy now. Yeah, I have an arthritic ankle. I have a nasty scar. You know, I can't play basketball, but I can play golf. Not well, but I can play. So, and I'm alive, you know? And so yes, the thing though that I don't know if I'll ever get over is just not being able to have played. And the game was like at a point where, you know, the game, I started working with chip, England, and really was like working hard in the off season and looking to improve on areas. And I just felt like the game was like at a point where it was easy. And that sounds super arrogant, but I felt like I figured it out. And I think I had a window. I don't know, four or 5, 6 years. Sort of, they call that Bill prime years. I don't know, 26 to 32, 33. And I never got a chance to go there. Now I'm grateful that I had a chance to come back and play. And I had a 6 year run, but I don't know if I'll ever get over that. And I'm being perfectly honest. I mean, I hope I get over it, but I don't know if I'll ever get over, you know, just not the one thing that validates you, the thing that you're one of the best in the world at in doing. And the thing that I poured so much of my life into and, you know, yeah, I was giving some God give it abilities, but also worked my tail off. And just not being able to, you know, I don't know. I mean, I guess I don't know if I'll ever get over that. If I'm being honest. Yeah. Understandably, but to remind people, your first 6 seasons. First 6 seasons in the league before the ankle, 5 times all NBA in your first 6 seasons. I think that says it all about where you were and what your trajectory was. Averaging 21.68 rebounds and 6 assists. And you were one of those guys grant and we talked about this years ago for a story I did. You were one of those next Jordans. You were in that list of guys like, oh, who's gonna be the next Michael? It's Grant Hill. And everybody took their turn there for a while. But you actually had a chance, you know, there is no next Jordan, of course, as we've all concluded and discussed at AD nauseum. But your trajectory was going to be very, very high regardless. So people should remind when you're talking to I don't know if it's to your own kids or to younger people now who didn't see those 6 years or maybe they only know the unfortunate tortured later stages of the career. How do you describe that 6 year run to them? Well, you know, it's funny when I was in Phoenix towards the end of my career and certainly in a role player complimentary role complimentary player role, you know, every once in a while, my oldest daughter who's now 20, you know, she would go on YouTube and find old footage and highlights of me in Detroit. And she said, dad, come here, come here. Man, you weren't always a scrub..

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

07:58 min | 1 year ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Best responds and prepares. It's interesting, grant and all this will wrap up on the finals on this one one, but just like the criticism of draymond for podcasting. And I say it's not the only one who said it, but it kind of almost makes sense. I know you and Isaiah not quite the same era. And so maybe that's part of this. But your era, I always think of as that's a time when Shaq comes in, Shaq's doing commercials and movies before he's even played in the NBA, I think. And then he does rap albums and the whole thing was Shaq should be working on his free throws instead of making rap albums. Chuck should be working on his free throw. Like as if these things were mutually exclusive, like you couldn't possibly do both. And I also can attest having covered Shaq for 7 years that he could have quit everything else and he's still wouldn't have made his damn free throws. He tried. He practiced the free throw, folks. He just couldn't make them. It didn't matter. But today's NBA grant, guys are their podcasting. They are investing in crypto at NFTs. They are doing all kinds of side projects. They're getting into wine. They're doing and nobody thinks twice about it for the most part because this is an era where it's just kind of accepted that guys can multitask and it's not necessarily detracting from your basketball. It seems like Isaiah's view of this is still kind of rooted in 80s and 90s when it was like, this is the only thing you should be doing. Yeah, I think you have a point. And I think I want to say that when Michael Jordan emerged. And became not just a media darling, but pitchman. And, you know, sort of the mid to late 80s with air Jordan and McDonald's and Coca-Cola and everything else. You know, I think there were folks who felt that that was a distraction. And that was, you know, at least until they won, and so you look now, you fast forward, forget about draymond, but look at LeBron. I mean, LeBron's a mogul. You know, the LeBron is, I just watched one of the movies that is entertainment company with Adam Sandler and Kenny Smith. I heard there was good. Yeah, it was good. It was a good movie, and but I mean, LeBron is someone who I think is celebrated for more than an athlete. And for all of the ventures and activations, engagements, speaking out, social justice. I mean, all these things now that, you know, 40, 50 years ago, athletes weren't really doing. And so I just think it's part of the evolution. We talk about the evolution of the game in three point shooting and the skill and all these things, but also the evolution of an athlete. And I think LeBron exemplifies that, you know, you got CJ McCollum has podcasts. You know, JJ Redick had a podcast that's very popular and you know, while he was playing and now he's retired. So I mean, it's a different game. It's a different world. And so I don't have an issue with it. I see where Isaiah is coming from from his late 80s, early 90s perspective. But nowadays, things are a little bit different. Yeah. No, and I think it's a healthy evolution. From the public standpoint, and from the players standpoint, they can avail themselves of all these opportunities. And I think we are generally speaking as the public fans media less judgmental of it or not, or actually don't even think twice about it. It is the norm now, and it always should have been. They always should have been able to pursue those things. All right, so the book, let's talk about the book. Congrats on the book. Again, it's the game, autobiography, do you go into in depth here, grant, and you just expose yourself on many levels just in terms of the things you went through. The most excruciating parts of your career and not just people, obviously they know well, the injuries and the surgeries that you went through. But you talk about racism about law enforcement about a lot of things that I think, you know, maybe you addressed in passing in the course of your career or maybe not. I don't recall these things being that you went into that kind of detail. You're 9 years removed from retirement. So maybe this is a time when you've got the perspective and just the distance from it. But I'm curious about deciding to do this now. You know, reviewing everything that went on with your ankle with surgeries and botched diagnoses and borderline or actual malpractice, possibly a near death experience, why now and what was it like to kind of decide to go through this process of putting it all on paper? Yeah, you know, a couple of things. I do think in 2018, you know, I was fortunate to go into the Hall of Fame and be enshrined. And, you know, the announcement occurs at the final four and then you have a few months of lead up until September and, you know, as a celebratory time. And that's the time where you should be, you know, I've heard people say that regardless of what happened or didn't happen during your career, you go into the Hall of Fame, it kind of just makes it all right, you know? And but the lead up and the time to naturally be reflective, kind of had me like torn a little bit. And I was appreciative. I was excited. But I was also mad. And probably even a little bitter. Because, you know, I realized look, I got in because of my four years in college and what I accomplished there. And then the 6 years, you know, in the NBA, for the most part. So about ten year body of work. But I was on this trajectory that I didn't get a chance to see all the way through. And I'm like, man, like, I had an incomplete. And I'm getting in the hall, like imagine if we could have seen this all the way through. And so that, you know, for me, I don't like to look back, I don't have, you know, memorabilia, I used to always say, you know, if you came into my house, you would never know that an NBA athlete lived there. Except for the size of my shoes all over the house. But I didn't put up memorabilia. I didn't put up awards. I always felt like I needed to continue to pursue and continue to like, stay hungry. And so, you know, I didn't look back and over the good and the bad. And so that, you know, that moment sort of, I decided, okay, I want to do this. And, you know, it took me a minute that was 18. And a lot of things have happened like COVID and, you know, I had another surgery and I had a lung infection knocked me out for four or 5 months in 19, but I eventually got to it. And here we are now. And you know, to be vulnerable to be introspective, to be honest, you know, in a lot of those themes that you mentioned, and I touched on. I mean, these are just things that I experience. You know, things that happen throughout the course of the journey. And some of it's sort of behind the scenes of duke and some of it's getting into my insecurities and things I dealt with during my formative years and even during my time at duke. You know, managing celebrity, going through the challenges of being the face of a franchise and some turmoil all the times there. And the injury ordeal, which I think everybody who is old enough to remember was aware of, but I don't know if they understood the complexities and the depth of what exactly happened. So, you know, just sharing and being honest and, you know, taking down that armor that, you know, that facade that we put up as athletes and trying to be just real. It was liberating. It was therapeutic. It was frightening. You know, it was a lot of things to be able to do that, but ultimately I'm glad that.

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

08:21 min | 1 year ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Well, the biggest game of the season. That's not hyperbole. Game four, the finals is tonight. Celtics have a chance to go up three one and put a stranglehold on this series, warriors, of course, need to win to tie this thing and make it a best of three Steph Curry's health is a question mark. As I record this, we will touch on all of that with our guest today. The Hall of Famer Grant Hill, we will discuss the finals, of course, but mostly we will chat with grant about his new autobiography, it's called game. It is out now available at all the usual places. I highly recommend it. You'll learn a lot about grant's life and his career, including a lot of new details about the ordeals he went through with his ankle, all the surgeries that permanently altered his career. He shares a lot of new details and just really decides to be very candid about the toughest moments of his career in a way that I don't think he ever has before. So check out the book, game, it's fantastic. We discussed that at length as well. Before we get to all that, a quick reminder, please rate review and subscribe to the crossover wherever you get your podcasts and hit me with all your feedback on Twitter at Howard Beck. Okay, my conversation with Grant Hill is coming up next, so stick around. This is the crossover and NBA show hosted by Sports Illustrated's Chris mannix and Howard back. It's a whole new level for you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA content these two are capable of. What does that mean? It could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Chris mannix and Howard back. Now very pleased to welcome back to the pod. Two time guest now, Hall of Famer and now author of the book game. Grant Hill, grant, how are you, sir? I'm doing well. I'm doing well. Two time guests. All right, that means I'm a good standing with you. That's a good thing. You only need like three more punches on the punch card for a free cup of coffee. That's how this works. Appreciate you coming back on. We're going to jump in on the book, which was great, but before we get to that, we are talking the morning of game four. I'm in Boston. You are not, although you were around for games one and two in San Francisco and I know you're back for 5 and we'll see if there's a 6 and 7 and you're back for those two if those happen. What is your read of the series as we sit here now? The warriors shoot around will be in another couple hours. I'll be going over there who knows what Steph's status is at this point. He says he'll play. They're obviously down. They are, they looked totally outclassed out muscled the other night. What's your read of the series right now with the Celtics up two one? Well, you know, first of all, Golden State has to be kicking themselves, that they lost that first game. And you know, they, you know, the first two games, you know, pretty much 7 of those 8 quarters. You know, Golden State for the most part one. I mean, you know, they had, you know, sensational third quarters in both those games. But now it's, you know, now it's do or die, you know? You can not go back game 5 down three one if you're Golden State. You know, I think Boston has shown that, you know, that they're for real, obviously we knew that going in, they're tough. They're capable. They're long, physical, they're great defensively. This Golden State team, and this is, I mean, this, you know, and I say this respectfully, but it's probably the least talented finals team they've had. But I think everyone has been expecting them to win because of that institutional knowledge they have. I thought, you know, game two obviously defensively. They force turnovers. That was really the big difference. I think 19 turnovers led to 33 points. Boston valued the basketball better in game three. The complementary players played well, particularly Marcus smart, which he didn't do in game game two in the offensive end. You know, Golden State has got to get back to being disruptive defensively. And they can't afford to dig a hole like they did in game three. So a couple of things. I actually think Golden State is going to come out and play better. You know, we forget this is a team that was blown out by 50. And Memphis, you know, a few series ago. And so most teams, you lose about 50, it takes a few games to mentally and emotionally recover from that embarrassment. So I expect that they'll come out, they'll be better. You know, in addition to a Boston, Boston has been up and down in the postseason at home. And so I'm not entirely sure why that's the case. The Milwaukee series, the Miami series, they gave up some critical games at home, of course they went out and won some games on the road, but I think it's up in the air. I know I'm supposed to sort of predict sometimes who's going to win, but I could really see it go either way. And I think Golden State has a great performance. Clay and staff both played well in game three. Draymond didn't shoot and score well. He acknowledged that, but I think he's got a he's got to have an impact. He's got to have an impact on the game like he did in game two. Defensively, causing turnovers. Being a disruptor and agitator, and he's got to get some points, you know, some fake dribble handoffs, things and transition. He's got to fill up the stat sheet a little bit better than he did in game three. So you mentioned draymond and your colleague at Turner Isiah Thomas said after the game the other night, he thinks that the focus for draymond isn't there because of the podcasts that he's doing after games and because of him getting into this whole back and forth with the crowd to an extent. And I don't know, it's more of the crowd toward dream on than it was dream under the crowd, but a lot of just this other stuff that's going on. Isaiah felt like that was draining draymond's focus. And I've always looked at dream on the other way, grant, which is that, you know, he's fueled by a lot of that stuff. And it's all part of kind of his makeup, his mental game, his attitude, that ferocity he brings to the court that edgy brings to the court. So it was interesting to hear Isaiah say that. And so I'm just curious your perspective on that because Isaiah speaking from experience clearly as someone who played the game at a high level a long time as you did, is it possible that these other things are somehow distracting draymond on some level. Well, first of all, I'll say this. Isaiah and draymond have both won multiple championships. I didn't. So I want to at least give that perspective. But yeah, I mean, I agree with you. I think if you look at things through the lens of Isaiah and sort of his time and who he is as a player in what he needed to do to maybe get himself focused, then yes, I can understand where he's coming from. I can understand the tomb for my standpoint. I mean, I don't know if I would be at my best if I, you know, decompressed the way that draymond is decompressing. But this is who he is. And this is kind of the generation of players. You know, they've come up with social media, technology. They're just very different. And I don't say that good or bad. I'm just acknowledging the reality. So I don't think at all. I think this is actually healthy. And I think for draymond to be able to talk to vent to offer perspective, I mean, a lot of times you're doing that with the media. During the media obligations. And so yeah, I mean, I think this is we all sort of, you know, process, prepare, you know, decompress, whatever you want to call it, we all do that differently. And I think this is right on brand, but also just par for the course. Excuse my golf analogy for draymond in terms of who he is and how he.

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Starter. That's fine. Could he be one of the three guards on a good team? Yes. I don't know if he knows that, though. I think he kind of thinks he's one of those irrational confidence guard guys. He makes me a little bit nervous on a good team. But you keep him around. He's got talent. He's also a culture guy. It's true. He does love Orlando. That's a good thing about those guys too. A lot of those guys, even RJ Hampton, like those guys seem to like Orlando. They like the team. They like playing with each other, some of them even played when they were in AAU together. There's like a good vibe. There's good vibes only around the Orlando Magic right now. Well, the thing is I love these guys. They've been a sneaky free agent destination over the years. People think of it. Can I rant about this? Go ahead. Can I rant about this? Starting in 1996 with Horace Grant. And then we get Grant Hill, and then we get Tracy mcgrady, and these guys, I think it was Grant Hill went to aisle worth where they all those guys live that or winter park. And you almost had Tim Duncan. You were supposed to get three of them. And then and then Greg Popovich called Tim Duncan and called Orlando a cultural wasteland and convinced him to stay in San Antonio. Brother, you live in San Antonio. You're living in Paris in 1924, okay? That's separate rant. That's a separate ramp. But at some point, it became a meme that nobody wants to go to Orlando. I think Kyle Kuzma was like, I'd rather be losing than winning on a window whatever. It's a bad table. Orlando has been a destination. We're guys want to play the franchise has undersold itself. We should be going out and getting these guys and saying, live on a nice golf course, live in winter park, whatever it is, living downtown, downtown is beautiful, it's where I'm from. Downtown. Taxpayers. Tax free. And so I don't know how this started, that nobody wants to play in Orlando. The problem is the team sucks. You left out a crucial point. You got the Rashard Lewis thing was a big deal. That was a huge free agent. I know you have still got the overpaid, Bill Simmons, you thought they overpaid. That's fine, but he still went to Orlando. Turkel still went to Orlando, like you were getting a mid level. Yeah. But you're still getting guys. I'm with you. There's the stigma with Orlando, like that's not a place for agents would go. And it's actually like, it's totally a place for it. This would go. There's no reason. It's more that they're sort of the ownership. I mean, if I'm looking at that from a farm, that's the worst ownership situation, probably in the league, other than Sacramento. Why worry though too? If a place like Dallas with Mark Cuban in all the things, if they can't get free agents, how was Orlando in 2022 going to get free agents? I just think times have maybe changed on that. Like yes, they did get them ten, 20 years ago. I don't know if you could bank on that now. Again, they're trying to think stockpile things like we want to be the next destination for a discrete stars at Donovan Mitchell. Is it something like that? They've got some assets. Sure, but does that Donovan Mitchell's of the world did that guy want to play in Orlando? I don't know if it's the same. Ten, 20 years ago. Well, so that's one thing. If you nail this draft pick, I do think the possibility opens up for like, hey, Orlando. Why not? They have a ton of cad space. They have a good young core because this is what happened in 2000 when I'm telling you it was amazing in the moment where it was like, wait a second. They're going to get mcgrady, Grant Hill and Tim Duncan Orlando. This is the thing that's going to happen. But it was in the mix. All right, that's it for Orlando Magic corner. So Rudy, thank you. Kevin Clark, good to see you, was always a good job during the Super Bowl and we're going to take a break. See you buddy. Love it. All right, Sean fantasy is here. He hosts the big picture for us. He's on the rewatchables. Many times, including on Monday, we're going to be doing Kramer versus Kramer with Mallory, which will be an all time tear jerker as part of fucked up family February and the rewatchables. Brought you on because nobody cares about the Oscars as an institution. More than you. It's been a traumatic few years. It's peaking this year with Oscars that I don't even know how to describe from a category standpoint..

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Changing subjects slightly. What's wrong with your Celtics? Exactly. I don't know how closely you're following them, but they do not seem to be able to get out of their own way. What's going on with them? Well, I think a number of things. You know, they lost a veteran point guard Kimball walker. I think that was a huge loss, you know, I think if he had another year to get season with them, they would have been better. But you got to understand they dealt with COVID issues. They dealt with injuries. And also, they have a new coach, a young coach you've never been a head coach in the league, implementing a new system, new players, new personalities, and trying to make it work. You know, so it's not about the talent. You know, I think they have the talent to compete in the Eastern Conference, but that's a combination of those things that I mentioned that has them struggling early. You know, they don't have a consistency in the lineup, you know, jaylen brown's been out here and there. Al Hartford's in and out, you know, so it's hard to develop so consistency when you don't have your main core pieces there on a consistent night at night out basis. You think Tatum and Brown should be together for the long term. There's the longer that they struggle or the more years where they fall short there becomes that discussion of, well, maybe you need a different combination of stars. You know, I never believed that. I truly believe it's about putting the right pieces around your great players. They've proven they can be all stars in this league. And in order to win in order to win in this league, you have to have star talent on the perimeter. And that's what that Celtics have. And that's something you need to build around it. And my theory proves it because when you look at all the top players or the finals MVPs year in the year out, who are we looking at? Top tier perimeter guys like Kawhi Leonard, the Kobe Bryant, the Kevin Durant, the LeBron James. These are the guys that lead their teams to championship. And you need those type of players. So sometimes have to find a way to build around these guys. So they can reach that next level. Curious your reaction, what you thought when you heard the Robert sarver investigation by ESPN a couple weeks back, obviously there's now a formal investigation going on by the leak, so it may be months before we know what they find, but players talk..

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Not having me on that list, but no, I mean, I know, you know, I know my career, I know the, you know, the narrative, I know the struggles. But also know, you know, personally, what I was capable of and how I matched up against some of those members who were on that list back in my day. But I think it's important to have at least a 9 ten year body of work where, you know, you're at that elite level. And you know, unfortunately, I wasn't able to do that. And you know, I'm at peace with my career and how it played out. But there were some other like I did actually feel like I felt like in a weird way. I felt like Dwight Howard should have been on that list. And you know, I think the narrative about him, you know, and sort of ever since he left Orlando has not been favorable, but you know, we forget just how dominant he was at a time, 8 time all star, you know, multiple time defensive player of the year. When you put his list of accomplishments up to next to Anthony Davis, very similar. And maybe in some ways, the whites are more favorable. But, you know, he was someone, you know, along with a few others that I thought, look, I mean, there's always an argument that, you know, so this is 75, but you'd like to include 85, you know? And but you know, I think it's a great celebration. And what I do love about it is that we get to talk about and honor the greatness of those that came before. And sometimes we live in a world where it's sort of out of sight out of mind. Sometimes I wonder if this current young generation even knows, you know, my generation and what I did and how I played and but the thing about players from the 80s and 70s and 60s who were pioneers who laid the foundation. We get to talk about and celebrate their greatness all season. And also, I think educate and expose some of the modern athletes to the greatness of those before us. Well, the young guys should just go on YouTube. They can certainly find Grant Hill highlights, especially from your Detroit, in Orlando days, especially to Detroit days. If this were an exercise of peak player performances, peak Grant Hill versus peak, a lot of other guys, the list might look a little different, but it is the totality of a career. You did wind down your career not wind down. You finished in LA, but you had the 5 year run in Phoenix, you're a part owner in this league, you're a Hall of Famer. I am curious would be remiss if I didn't ask..

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"That's chews dot VA dot gov. So your role is interesting to me and I want to ask you about this because they're not that many former players in an ownership role, Shaq, obviously with the kings. Michael Jordan, obviously, a majority owner in Charlotte, you have a front office, obviously, filled with talented people who have put together a great team. You've got a great coaching staff, but you're grant freaking hill. Multiple time all star Hall of Famer, how do you navigate that grant? Because you don't want to necessarily toes, but at the same time you've got a wealth of knowledge, wisdom experience that I'm sure those young players, if you're around on a practice day or a game nights, whatever, they want to they're going to want to pick your brain. How often do you engage with them? How much of a relationship do you have? Because a lot of, you know, we talk about owners and the importance of owners in this league and everything. But most players don't really know they might know the majority owner of a team. They probably don't know all the sub owners, although minority owners and guys who have 2% here or 5% there. Your role is necessarily different because of who you are. So how much do you engage? How well do these guys get to know you how much are you willing to kind of dispense while kind of still towing that line from ownership office to the court? Yeah, you know, it's interesting. You know, the role of an NBA owner. And, you know, it's been an interesting sort of journey. You know, I think having the benefit and the perspective of being a player for almost 20 years, you know, I respect, you know, I respect everyone's position and everyone's role. I feel like the locker room is a sanctuary. You know, players, coaches, you know, training staff, medical staff. The traveling party that goes through this journey together. Like that's a sacred space. And that's a space that I think, you know, very infrequently owners should meddle in. And, you know, celebratory moments, big games, you know, advancing in a postseason. Things like that. But for the most part, that is their space. And, you know, I think, you know, you can become almost too disruptive when you try to get too engaged there. I think on the basketball side, look, as owners, you hire a staff. You hire a general manager. We hired Travis shlink. And we're going to ultimately evaluate him.

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"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Illustrated's Chris mannix and Howard back. It's a whole new level for you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA content these two are capable of. What does that mean? Could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Chris mannix, and Howard back. Now very pleased to be joined by the Hall of Famer Grant Hill, grant. How are you? Welcome. I'm good. I'm doing well. Thanks for having me, Howard. Thanks for joining. Appreciate it. I appreciate you spending some time. I definitely want to discuss your new role with USA basketball, the search for pop successor. You're Atlanta Hawks and a bunch more. But before we get to that, I do want to hit this first because it's a serious issue and one that I know is very important to you. You're now working with the start strong initiative, which is working to raise awareness of racial disparities in the incidence of prostate cancer. There's some stats that go along with that, but tell me why a lot of causes you've probably attached yourself to in the course of your playing career and post playing career. Becoming a spokesman or advocate on this particular issue, what about it kind of drew you in or resonated with you as an issue of importance? Well, you know, Howard it is important. And obviously we all know and are aware that prostate cancer is a risk for all men. But disproportionately impacts the African American community. You know, I think African American males are twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. And two and a half times more likely to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian males. And so, you know, when I heard that and I saw the statistics, the numbers, it's really staggering. And, you know, so for me to be able to join the start strong campaign and to raise awareness and to encourage all men, but particularly African American men to get tested to get a game plan. You know, I'm a little older than you Howard. So that's how much we're at that age where it's important is necessary. And I know sometimes as men, we don't, we don't like to go to the doctor. You don't go and unless there's something wrong and sometimes even when there's something wrong, we don't go. But this is something prostate cancer if it is found and treated early, you know, you can it's not fatal. You can beat it. But unfortunately, like I said, in African American community, that's been a challenge. And it's been a problem. So to be able to raise awareness to use your platform to talk about this and encourage people to really start strong. Like in anything, you want to have a game plan. And that's been a story of my life as an athlete. Both on the court. But also, as you know, dealing with injuries and taking ownership being proactive, not sitting back and so this is something that if done, we can change those numbers. And we can we can fight this and beat prostate cancer. So I'm excited. I'm thrilled to be able to bring awareness to talk about it..

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"grant hill" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

05:30 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

"And we'll see, you know, there was so much hype on him coming into the NBA. I remember this was a big deal. Him coming into the NBA draft. He never really hit in the NBA at this point, but still intriguing, got the size and the handle and all that kind of stuff. So we'll see what he can do with the Houston Rockets. Plenty of opportunities there, but definitely a team in transition as well. Yeah, again, another team. They don't have a roster. So not entirely sure where that one's going to go either. Now they've got guys. They can wave to bring action in on the 20 man roster, but it's getting them out of that 15 man roster. It sounds like the deal is going to be very incentive. For Exxon, my guess is the guy who probably goes if this comes to fruition, is probably Kyrie Thomas, who they signed the late last season to a multiyear deal, but he's on a non guaranteed contract, and the idea with excellent would be now we've got enough point our depth because they're committed to playing Kevin Porter at the one quite a bit. They've also got DJ Augustine still there and then Dante axum would come in as the third guy. And then John wall, but we know what that situation is as we talked in depth. But yeah, it sounds like this one's going to be very similar to what the rockets did with Manet a few years back where the number is going to be like, wow, that number is big. And then does he actually hit those incentives or not? That's going to be what ultimately will determine. If the contract comes in, where was that? But yeah, I think people forget too. He was on his second deal already because he had signed an extension previous. So he's by no means old, but he's also not a 20 year old kid anymore. He's just been out of sight out of mind for a couple years now. And lastly, jumping from Dante exams, Olympic performance to Team USA. Yeah. They're going to have a new coach before the start of the NBA season fresh off of winning a gold medal. Do you have anybody in mind that you think would be would be a good candidate for Team USA at this point? Yeah, it was for a long time, the rumor was that it was going to be Brad Stevens, was going to be the one who was going to take over Team USA. I think now in his new job, that's not going to be the case. But yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if it's Steve Kerr, maybe gets elevated to that job. There's been some rumor of potentially maybe Jeff van Gundy, who is coached Team USA through several of the qualifying cycles and was a big part of just getting the team into the Olympics because that was big and into the World Cup and those kind of things. But the other names that were mentioned guys who have USA basketball experience are exposed to a Tom thibodeau Monte Williams name McMillan Doc Rivers, Lloyd Pierre, as well as Steve Kerr and Jeff van Gundy. That was from Grant Hill mentioned to some of those things. Grant Hill is now in charge of USA basketball. He took over for Jerry colangelo and his running thing. So he basically wants somebody who comes in, understands their regular season game, but can manage the guys..

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"grant hill" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"It was one to be those guys because No, you go If you want to be a police officer five. You know, you want to be one of those guys. You know, I'm just joking last days. Michael Jackson. I want to be that. But that was John Thompson and John Changed who was growing. We wanted to be there because you see those guys on TV on Saturday morning, Sonny, like man, I want to be that so And then when they came to your town They were like rock stars man because the whole community move because those were people that they wanted to be, and I think in a lot of ways in the sixties that and I'm talking more sports, and I don't want to be disrespectful to the space, but One of the king was that in a political Ramez, Those guys were in the sporting round for us Growing up. You want to be that when you lose those level pioneers, it takes a lot out of you. But you also have to know you have to contain the blaze the trail because those guys made a lot of sacrifices behind the scenes. So I'm able to sit. Why sit now? Nobody will will be John Thompson. John Payne Cheney again, But we have to be the next best things, And that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a black proceed. We all have to play our part in making sure game, move forward and be successful game and try and a trial best operate with a level of integrity and character. Really quickly and I appreciate your thoughts on both those gentlemen back in December. You re tweeted a clip from the produce Michigan game back in 94. When you were the number 19 in the country. He went on the road against number three. Michigan came from down big in the final minutes to win that game. What do you remember about that night? How many of the big game and you? You talked about a lot of talent on the floor manager Glenn Robinson. It was a big time game. That's what the big team wasn't a big pistol. A great lead, No, just fun times a big part of that, but also more than that. You don't realize when you're going through, but debated play with a player like Glenn. Rob sees someone got it transcends the game, 30 and 10 and night I'm not sure somebody's done at Siskel and route 30 and tennis impressive. Was 30 in San I was telling the story constantly. He came up earlier on the show today and I said, When I first got my breaking TV, I remember being there and I can't remember if I was talking to play with the other candidates or those who are the final four that year, But I remember it was Glenn Robinson. I can't remember who the other two guys were. I was sitting with. I felt it was too big Tenors and off his couch. Amy, I don't know if Jamal Mashburn I don't remember manners were great times, though. Amazing times great matchups. It was special. Many give me could've been cabbage to great talent by BJ Kid might Grant Hill. There was amazing talent, the head basketball coach of Missouri and for a team that was picked tent in the SEC, their top 10 in both polls. Right now, you've got another big one coming up tomorrow night, Missouri. Is at Mississippi console appreciate you. And I really appreciate that conversation. Thank you so much for coming back. Great talking to you. Thank you about me, Jim. Take care of me. You take care, too great talking to coach appreciate you. Console, Martin Good conversation. Good, good conversation. It's called Brought to you by Granger for the ones who get it done. Granger, office supplies and solutions.

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"grant hill" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

06:05 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Glenn Robinson. Alvey says was Grant Hill on that list said Maybe He said. How about Corliss Williamson? I said, maybe Big head said that to Alby. I'll be in big head, Bo said Damon Stottlemeyer. I do not think the damn star tomorrow was on that panel that night. Gets said What about Andrew? The clerk of Florida? I do not think so. Trying to think of the three like I don't know who it is, but I know who it's not. It's none of them. Maybe Grant Hill. I definitely did interview Grant Hill in New York City right around that time because he and I talked about that interview for years. And at the same time You know that in the middle of in those early years. Did a show in New York City, and I did Grant Hill. I did Sheen, Upshaw. I did my man. Whoa, Cheech and the amazing thing about life And you know this, no matter what you do you do my line of workers. Any videos, his line of work. You remember your formative years? Whoa. Jan. I always talk about that interview because we're both young and on the way up. So what can I do that Gene Upshaw for years would say to me. Hey, Hey, Jim. Remember that interview we did New York City? I said, always. Jean always remember the interview and granted, too. I'll never forget the time. This is really strange, but really interesting. The first time I'd ever been on TV, Okay, That's not true. I'm trying to think the very first time. I don't remember the very first time but my first National TV appearances. I think Were with Roy Firestone on up close. Believe it or not. Because I'd done my radio program on 6 90. It was getting some buzz and Roy being in l. A shooting in l. A had heard the show and kind of got a kick out of me and he would put me on up close. But I remember when I first got my gig on ESPN two I talked to, and we did that show in New York or one of the early shows in New York. I never been outside of L. A to do TV work, and I remember walking down the streets of New York. And we're just I mean, we barely Roth the plane even to the hotel checked into the hotel went down the street to get a drink. Get a beer. And I'm not. I don't think I was five steps out of the hotel and somebody said to me. Hey, Rome. And I'm looking right. You're talking to me. Hey, Rome. How do you know me? I'm in New York City and keep in mind. This is 1993 93. No Internet, no social media. Nothing like that. And I've been on TV maybe a few weeks. Mike. Holy crap. That was weird, Really weird. So it was in those early years that I had that final four show and we took the show on the road. And Glenn Robinson was one of the guests. I'm trying to see who else was on the panel. Was it? I feel like there were two guys in the big 10. That's why I feel like I might even see Web Maybe not. And then when I think about see Web Of course, I think about Jalen and Jalen. Because Jalen the two guys that I absolutely loved early in my career, where Terrell Buckley in Jalen Rose, and the reason I love those two guys early in my career is because they talk so much junk. And I remember right around that time. Famously having Jalen on this show and saying, Jalen, who do you think should be the Big 10 Player of the year? C. Webb. A god in jail is responsible was I plan on voting on myself? Then I was forever connected to Jalen. We haven't talked in years, but back then that was great. Oh, yeah. J K. I got some stories for you. JK JK wants off the record stories regarding the Oh yeah, I got some stories for you. J K He also was talking about you See a lady year after and Jim Herrick use come on the show quite a bit. Jim Herrick was the first guy was said to me, he saw Janet and one of the final forces like Dang Rome. My man you over achieved. Nice to say, Hey, coach, why you talk like that? Is that like some fake accent for recruiting, He's at your funny guy room. You're funny guy. But my my man you over achieved always got a huge kick out of Eric. Eric was great. You see Ally And James Kelly's account about Toby Bailey's dunk. Toby Bailey was athletic. It's hell. Used to love having Toby Bailey on this show, too. I'm just going boom are on you and it all good times. This is the great thing about a show like this. So many great great interviews over the years, somebody great personalities. I'll be your something else, man. 1 806 368686 You got something Say, Hawk. What's up? School gets a reaction really quickly, Jeff in so, Cal quote. Tell this linguistics nerd to call another show. All right. 12 would great another humble bragger clone, Jim, we don't nap on jets we nap on Jess boats. Okay, Matt. Fish on a about a boat. Great Blue Deanie four tweets. So that call address Tom Brady breathing heavily and where his tongue was. Someone check on salty Sarah. Carlin Prescott. I believe his name was Todd. Signed Roger Ackerman. Here's Rich Ackerman. See me? Yes. Fun sports play Tommy Andy Reid. Finally, one is Let's never sleep on Rich Ackerman. Tommy ng me. Tamimi. See how this goes every single.

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"grant hill" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"And then, um, in the newly year in March, then players become free agents. Is there anybody you think will re sign with the 40 Niners before? Free agency starts a Trent Williams. Anybody like that? Is anybody. Are you hearing anything that anybody is getting somewhere with contracts? As far as the 40 Niners go? You mean besides Jeff Wilson and Tabor? Pepper? Yeah, I saw the pepper move today. So the Wilson moved. That's good. Here's Yeah. Here's what I think that they're going to try to get Trying like heck to get trained. Wilson trained Williams done before free agency because once he hits the open market, um it just becomes a crapshoot. I think if I think if they can get him done, he's you know, he knows Kyle Shannon and Chris first or he enjoyed it here. He has been in the league with really bad franchise and I don't think I think he really enjoyed last year kind of seeing how it can be done. So I think that he would be the guy that they would they would really go after to try toe ensure that he does not hit the open market. Great stuff. Thanks, Matty. We appreciate it. We'll talk to you in soon. Sounds good. Thanks, gentlemen. Thank you, Maddie. Which got news that we're gonna get Grant Hill coming up next. We're excited about that. The Hall of Famers on TNT actually lives in Atlanta, So we'll get some MBA knowledge with Grant Hill and we'll do it nationally. Here on the SportsCenter. Thies is Papa in Lund Live on FM. And this is KNBR 1045 and 6 80, these sports leader. Chilton Auto body traffic.

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"grant hill" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"grant hill" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"I mean the meals that he would have after the games were unbelievable Italian food and get away Day was always Turkey, and it was just incredible. Well, it was his mom that made all the food she cooks for the entire National League a whole year on when he got moved out of the Clubhouse up to the front office. We all cried, and I'm talking about every team in the National League. So Rosalie, we never knew Mario. You know, he tried. He tried to take credit for but it in the end, we Heywood fess up and say Now it's my mom. She's the cook, and we've loved her for many years. So, Rosalie happy, Happy birthday. So my mom Nani was born in Italy, and there's my pidgin Italian bone company on Oh, that's why would say to Rosalie today. By the way, Last story of a hammer checked in Mike, Good old Lee Hammer Butley. He said that he during the 2012 run when, When Grandma Liotta was running the show with the fist pump, she became a celebrity. And hammer or was at the World Series pregame party in the parking lot there and she was there and he had a friend go up and ask for her autograph. And she said, Sorry, not signing today and walked away from Alison. That's great. So you were in the National League was trying to get that autograph to the legend. That's so good. So good Anyway. Both probably all know. Nana and crew have a great weekend. Chili and Brady and Mahomes enjoy group. Yeah, and we will talk to you next week. Thank you guys had a bit Mike Kruk. Oh, he's the best great start to the power are Polly you are listening to can be our and can be rfm, these sports leader on Yeah, that can be our morning show on the sports leader. I think that's time for the return of the top six after yesterday's Last couple days. Probably get Millan and for meal, so Top six makes return, which means tigress which means maybe die aggression. We're digressing, which means perhaps a di aggression returns. I'll Schefter Daily Dose Mark Schlereth, Grant Hill all coming up on candy are one of 45 and 6 80.

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Remembering Christian Laettner's Famous Buzzer-Beater

The Bill Simmons Podcast

05:04 min | 3 years ago

Remembering Christian Laettner's Famous Buzzer-Beater

"Friends from Pearl Jam taping this Sunday afternoon. We don't need to take this on Sunday night anymore. Because there's no sports it's all it's all vintage sports. I've actually been preparing for this moment. My whole life. Old Games ran. Russillo is here as he is every Sunday. This was the part of the schedule. And we'll be talking about March madness thoughts where the last couple of weeks of the NBA would were going. Would-be worried about Mvp conversations and things like that. Now now I wanNA talk about The later shot. 'cause I watched that with my son yesterday. He had never seen he didn't know is going to happen. He was amazed. I got to relive it. Threw Him Russillo. Yeah that was Was An all time. I mean that that seriously in the moment you're like this is a kind of game that I'm going to think about the rest of my life. I mean not every day Certainly but late nurses dominance is a college player and then seeing younger people watch that game now and not like Lakers mom and you go. You guys have no idea you have you have no you think you know but you don't you know what I what struck me watching that game. I thought Leitner was going to be a really incredible pro because he was so good in college. But then you watch him and you think about the translate him as I go. He's got slow feet was really hard for him to like. Put The ball down. Every shot was almost like a miracle shot by hamlet on balance. Fling shots These turnaround fifteen footers. I think nowadays he would have been an awesome stretch five. I think he would have been shooting eight threes. A game in everything he did would have been different but I am. I was mad at myself. Twenty eight years ago that I thought later was going to be such good proud. Who else knew who knows what else happened. When we went to the wrong team. He had some personal issues etc. You know what the great lesson about Labor is is that he was. You'll know better than I want to get anything where I get this. Kinda thing wrong. But was he one of the first guys like tested positive for. We'd like in that era. Right or was rumored or something. There is always always rumors. He talked about that thirty for thirty. We did that. You know he definitely Off The court might have had a couple issues but a everything. I love watching these games and just getting upset about some of the issues are making 'cause like Grant Hill. Just first of all. He was a soft mark coming off the bench which seemed inconceivable but It seemed like he could have gone by anybody. He wanted to Kentucky team at all times and yet they're like all right spread out for Hurley. This is much better option. Hurley's got this. Maybe she go to grant hale the guy who guy who's going to be a first team all NBA guy in five years. Yeah later was suspended. Some Games there. I Don history but I just wanted to double check it because I remember later on and that was you know when I started talking to guys in front offices in I would be leading up to the draft and I was like you know. How can you figure some of the stuff out because what you learn is that no one really figures it out? But when you're outside of the world you think everybody has this magic. Is that that none of us can understand? It's really not that and something to gm told me that was really really smart and again it was the very beginning of me talking to these guys when we were talking about backgrounds personalities and try to figure things out and he goes look he was plenty of guys that are from terrible areas. Have a terrible family set up and have bad guys around left and right. And they're the best teammates they practice hard. They care they never get any trouble and then you look at somebody like Leitner. Who's like the poster boy? He's one of the best college basketball players in history. Not just guys that we saw was that dominant. He was incredible. And it's like here. He is Duke. Looks like he's a gap model and the whole deal and it was like well. Yeah you know now no one cares about any of this stuff but I just always thought that was really really interesting to kind of talk about lake nurse transition to the pros because he was. It's hard to imagine. He wasn't better because he still was a decent player like he still had a decent career but he was at all incredibly dominating at Duke You thought there's there's no way this isn't going to be a special pro. Plus we had familiarity with them. Because we're able to you know. Watch him and watch that Duke team evolve and even like they were shown Cherokee parks on the bench and acid. Like I remember. They recruited him. He was like the number one guy in deal he was going to be. It was going to go from ferry to Leitner to Cherokee parks. And you know you watch him on the bench and guys like Thomas Thomas Hale who added thought of in forever you know we just watched all those games back then and and something changed with College. Probably Fifteen sixteen years ago when you know. Maybe they will. Maybe it was less time. I know everybody's talked about all the possible reasons for it but it just met more back then like I remember where I watched that game and who I was with. You know an and there's been Great College Basketball Games especially this year late. They were shown. Today they're shown Carolina Villanova two thousand sixteen. That was an awesome game. That was really fun. But it. There was a weightiness to especially that ninety two seasons. Because you had the The fab five and It just every I remember everything about that seasons it was fun to relive it. I thought. Cps did a good job the way they showed it see. It felt like a real game. They didn't try to cut ahead. They would go to commercial and they would only show one ad so they could go right back so it stayed in the flow. But they didn't try to edit it. They didn't cut free throws so it kind of felt like being a time machine right. Yeah that when I've gone back in watch the NBA stuff You sit there and like the thing that jumps out especially working on the side of it now like I would. They're all these things that I would never think about is just a kid home watching these games and now that you work in it not that you and I have extensive background calling games but you just you look at it so differently You know when you mentioned the college basketball thing though it is. It's a simple answer. You can't have a brand where you're changing the brand every single time like. Imagine if you had this hit. Tv show with all these characters that people invested in and he said. Oh by the way we're never bringing these characters back for season two where he's GonNa bring all new characters and it just. It's hard it's really simple answer. But the turnover. Who used to get weird when guys would leave after their sophomore years but like what like what that. Guy. I think. He's doing now granted. It's wrong I think I should be able to go straight out of high school but there's just you know we like things to be easy as fans and really as consumers in any story like really it's how do you get people to jump into the next part of the story and college. Hoops like how many people can name. Who's on Baylor? You know for the season started. I stopped everything to watch Baylor. Kansas and it was a really fun game. This year was like nine. Am Tip out here. But I know that those kind of Duke Games or that Saint. John's Georgetown stuff for Sarah to that big Monday like I would watch that instead of the NBA growing up and now. It's absurd to think I would ever do that. I saw. I noticed watching that thinking about that team and even Kentucky and they were talking about how they were on probation for two years and the guys stuck around. Patino saying they really have anywhere else to go the other. Yeah they had all these seniors that were there but one of the things. I loved about college back then. Was it married high school in the sense I. The new guy shows up. And he's the freshman. He's gotTA prove himself. But then you got the older kids that have been there for a while and you know. The Duke was like the perfect example of. They're they're really like a high school team. Cherokee parks was the young freshman. Grant Hill was a sophomore. Who is going to take it over when Leitner leaves and and that dynamic that just eventually was gone. You Watch that game and you're thinking Mashburn Ingrain. Hiller are sophomores Mashburn. Just unbelievable there. Eight hundred twenty eight ten just looks like a classic stretch for now he he would have been I think a multiple our NBA Guy. There's no reason he should've even stayed at Kentucky for two years he should have gotten into the NBA as fast as you possibly could. We didn't realize that back then. Yeah I got to know Mashburn when he was at he. Spn One of my favorite living in Bristol stories. Is he and I go into Walmart to buy an extra controller and I didn't know it was going to pay for it because I didn't want to assume anything and I was like. Yeah 'cause I had the playstations hooked up in my hotel room and we were just bored out of their minds so it's me Jamal Mashburn at Walmart and I asked him about that team. And I always when asked about different coaches that these guys played for. I was always really interested. In which coaches told you to stay or told you to go because they're guys that are really selfish about it but then there's other ways you know now it's it's out of control like no one. Stang but back then I was like well. What would say to you he goes? I'm not letting you come back. You're too good like you're too good. You have to get out of here and I know you know Ripa Tinos. Rep's is taking pretty big hits over the last couple of years but that was something that I was always really impressed with that. He just looked at like I was like. Did you want us? He's Kinda wanted to stay because mashes whole thing was like. He's a New York City guy and his mother wouldn't let him go to a school in New York City. He was telling me about some of the recruiting stuff like Saint. John's back then still would've thought they were getting Jamal Mashburn. And he's like my mother was like you're not you're not playing ball in the city. And then he goes on a Kentucky after Kentucky went through that that brutal stretch. And you know that's that's the game if you're thinking of one loss that you've had in your Phantom Bill. I'm trying to think maybe it's two thousand. Ten Celtics Lakers the one. That's things the most I don't know if it's game six eighty six in the mets. But that doesn't feel as bad since they've won four titles but if you're a Kentucky fan like that's the kind of that stuff comes up every day it's like Bucky Dent in the eighties for Red Sox fan just sitting at a bar. Mfn Bucky Dent on because later shot. Well the Kentucky did end up winning. I think it's probably worse for Mashburn Jerk Kentucky Fan. You had to tidal teams later in the decade. Because like Ben and I were watching. We went right from yesterday. We were watching that Kentucky game and then the Major League Baseball Network were showing the playoff game in seventy eight Yankees Red Sox and we watched the last like probably two and a half innings and I was explaining to him how the playoffs worked back. Then it was a gay. You played the whole season. It was two division champs in each league. They tied so we had to have a playoff game. And he was like Whoa. How did they decide? Who had it as like? I don't remember. I just remember like everybody from Boston to stay home that day. And we're watching it. He had no idea it was going to happen. And a living through the the remmy hits that shot to Pinella. Panella can't see any just jabs his jabs his mid out. I'm getting mad at George Scott all over again. I think he was my least favorite. Red Sox player just swing for the fences. Every time never never touched a ball early on that he was early. It was at the head of it. Yeah Jangle That was such an agonizing loss and they've won four world series since and it still really hurts Agata Sad. I don't feel any better from it. Yeah I I grew up hearing about it because you know that's where our our gap comes into play. Were still too young to but it was one of the first things like eighty two as my first sox game against brewers and I I just remember like the Bucky Dent thing like it was four years later and people still in them. I remember that we again emceeing. So if the way your brain store stuff early when there's nothing else in there so they allies kids we can always go back and remember anything. Because there's no distractions of real life. But I remember being upset after the fact years later. Just my father telling me that they blew the fourteen game lead and you just go. How is that possible? Like how? How could they have low like how they had the best team? And all these different things and again that stuff used a matter a lot more And Eighty six at all comes up again eight years later so we've seen over the last few days in especially ESPN and then Nba TV and emo but others channels. They're

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Bigger Than The Game?

PTI

00:40 sec | 4 years ago

Bigger Than The Game?

"Does this one feel any different to you. Yes. It feels much bigger than even last year the year before the temperature, and it's usually high is even higher like the number of celebrities that are here the number of media, the amount of talk. And and a lot of it has to do just with Duke and Carolina thirty six final fours. Ten national championships in the last thirty seven years all that stuff. But then the other part that's raising the temperature. This is I in Williamson because there has never been a player in this rivalries. Had Michael Jordan, and Johnny darkens and Grant Hill and all that stuff. There's never been a player like Zion. Williamson. In this in this rivalry, and that has raised the temperature to an all time.

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Ray Allen praises 2008 Boston Celtics and teammates at Hall of Fame ceremony

Public Affairs Events

02:00 min | 5 years ago

Ray Allen praises 2008 Boston Celtics and teammates at Hall of Fame ceremony

"Gained Basketball Hall of fame. Friday welcomed thirteen new members Ray Allen gave a shout-out to Celtics teammates, given Garnett and Paul Pierce who posted congrats on social media perhaps leading to improve relationships. They have been icy since Allen left for Boston led Boston for Miami two thousand twelve he was the most prolific three point shooter in league history as the NBA's all time leader in three point shots made twenty nine seventy three a ten time all star and recalls, how former uconn coach Jim Calhoun shaped his career as a kid. We moved to Shaw air force base Sumpter South Carolina, while learning to take my game to another level at Hillcrest high school is where I grew my talents under the tutelage of coach Jim James Smith. I play ball every weekend at the base gym with my dad in the men stationed shore from base, and these guys definitely didn't take it easy on me those days for where I made a lot of my groups. I spent the summer a ball which attracted many. Coaches from around the country and one in particular co Jim Calhoun. Under coach home. I really learned how to work I learned how to compete. I learned how to be a better person a learned how to eat breakfast. So many things today to stuck with me. And coach guy who told me a long time ago. I was walking off the floor with a few of my teammates. And we're all like we had a great practice. And I'm thinking that I had agree or disagree job. And he calls me over to him. And he said did you make one hundred percent of your shots? And I say probably about eighty five and I looked at me looked at me. And I knew what he was saying he said if you want to be special you have to do the special things that other players aren't willing to do. And for that example, coach, thank you tremendously. Because I am Ryan today because of you. Granted hill and nineteen year. NBA veteran made seven all star teams as well. As a pair of NCWA championships. While at Duke an Olympic gold medal. Also

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