20 Burst results for "Howard Bryant"

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:19 min | 2 months ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"More at UMG C EDU slash podcast. Certify to operate by chef. I wonder too how much of that Howard is a failure of us, the royal we, I guess. The media that, you know, a lot of what was written in the last few days about Bill Russell about his life and especially about the things he had to endure, I'm not sure how many NBA fans, especially of younger generations, were aware of everything he had to endure. Almost every story made note of coming home to find his home ransacked and feces spread in various places. I don't know that that has been written about explored disgust in the last 20 years of NBA coverage to the extent that it was in the last few days because now it's important at the end for us to note while Bill Russell wasn't just an incredible player but he's an incredible man and he was a Beacon for social justice and he did it at a time when the consequences and the risks were far, far greater than they are for today's athletes. And so then the details are almost cataloged. But I don't know that an NBA fan reading anything about Bill Russell or about his legacy over the last 20 or 30 years. How much of that would they have seen? I wonder how much of this is our failure? That's right. It's our failure, but also, you know, we have to think about who we are and where we are. It's always makes me, I don't know, I don't know how I feel. I don't know how it makes me feel, but I feel something. When you make the argument, why don't you know about what happened in the 60s or why don't you know what, you know, when you're admonishing this generation. And then I think about it, okay, I'm 53 years old. And when I was in high school, that's the equivalent when I graduated high school. That's the equivalent of looking at me and asking me why I didn't know about things from 1933. You know what I mean? It's just going to make sure we're asking today. If I'm asking today's high school senior, yeah. Exactly. It's the equivalent of saying, well, why didn't you know that? And so, of course, you don't know. I didn't know anything. I mean, now obviously the technology is different because more things have been preserved and you would think. But the actual time gap? Sure. Totally different. You know, the time gap is enormous, a lot of things have changed in 50 years. Most people don't know what happened last Tuesday. Never mind, why don't they know about the early age of the NBA?

Bill Russell NBA UMG Howard
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

02:54 min | 2 months ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"I almost didn't really want to do it. I did it because it was an honor to be part of, but it was a torturous exercise and I'm also one who in general, I hate the comparisons. I don't think that there are logical, I don't think that they are even reasonable when we're trying to compare across the eras because as you've noted, the game has changed dramatically. The athletes themselves have changed dramatically. The equipment has changed dramatically, as you noted, to say nothing of player care and sports science and advances in medical technology and surgeries. And the ACL used to be career threatening her career ending and now it's just a bump in the road. Nothing is comparable. Almost nothing is comparable even the game itself. So you play this game and I did it at the time. Like, if you transported Steph Curry to the 60s, they think he was a freaking alien. If you transported Steph Curry to the 1960s, he wouldn't be Steph Curry. There's no three point line. Why would you shoot the ball that far away? Because he could. He would do it anyway. He'd be the most unguardable two point shooter in the history of the game at that time. Depending on when he played. If he played, if he played in 1960, when the average field goal percentage was in the 40s, sure, but if he played in the 70s and the 80s when you were supposed to make capture shots, no way. The better version of this is like taking a Kevin Durant or a Giannis and teleporting them back. A guy who's 7 feet and does absolutely everything. And Kevin Durant's case can also shoot from everywhere on the floor, including from range and of course, back then three points. There was not a three pointer. But we can play that game and do the reverse too, if bob cozy played in today's game, that kind of stuff. It doesn't get us anywhere. It's pointless. Pointless. It's interesting. It's interesting, yeah, but and then what? But it's pointless because it doesn't account for how those guys would have adapted to today's game or what they would have done with today's training methods or what they would have done in a game where three point shooting was important. A lot of those guys would have learned to become three point shooters. None of this gets us anywhere, and yet we will be sucked into it over and over and over again. And you do a great job, did a great job in your column of calling this out that it's even an especially the former players themselves. It's, as you alluded to JJ Redick and Kendrick Perkins and other guys, I love all those guys and they do a great job. But every day has to be a debate. And so they sometimes veer into these directions that are not doing anything. And put it away. People. And especially because I think one of the bigger issues on top of that, when I was trying to get at as well, was their road isn't your road.

Steph Curry Kevin Durant bob cozy JJ Redick Kendrick Perkins
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:44 min | 2 months ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Migration, a nice bit of happenstance as I picked up the book that the first thing I found was, in fact, not just a basketball type, but a Bill Russell ty on the week that we are going to be speaking about Bill Russell, of course, who passed away on Sunday. He's right there. So I want to talk about that connection too, but let's start with the great column you wrote for ESPN this week. The headline of which was Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell deserves our reverence understanding and respect and like this, I felt like this summed it up perfectly because there's this assumption I think, especially when we talk about MBA legends, Hall of Famers, that they all must have been appreciated to respect it in their time, right? We don't think twice about whether Michael Jordan or magic or Kobe or Kevin Durant even Steph, who has been, you know, somewhat of a figure of a lot of debate. We don't worry in the contemporaneously, whether they're getting their due. Whether they got as the three words that you had in that headline, reverence understanding respect. But not always the case. And not the case for Bill Russell. To the extent that we've had a long time reflect on him before he died. And unfortunately it often happens that we don't speak about the full breadth of a person until they're gone. Did he get his his the reverence and respect and understanding that he earned at any point in his career or even post career? Well, I would actually like to go backward on this. I would go post career and then go back to career. I think he got more respect when he was playing and he got less respect this time went on. And I think part of the reason I'm going to go to places Howard on the my theory on this point number one is I just feel like there's no other sport like basketball where the actual physical game we were watching is more different than its early roots. Baseball, it's still the same wheel. I mean, the players are different. They're better in some ways. They're more athletic, you know, all those different things are there. Football, same thing. It's a more aerial game when you go out there and watch some of the old guys. It's not the same as watching the NFL. Same is true for hockey, of course. But basketball is the one where jumping Joel folks looks nothing like Kobe Bryant in terms of just the evolution of the game is so great. And what that does is that completely undermines the accomplishments of the older players. You go back and you go and how many times have we heard?

Bill Russell Bill Russell ty basketball Boston Celtics Kevin Durant ESPN Michael Jordan Steph Kobe Howard Baseball Football NFL hockey Kobe Bryant Joel
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

02:53 min | 2 months ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"And he was not willing to simply entertain people without confronting that contradiction. It's a very powerful thing. What are life? And I'm so glad we could get your thoughts and remembrances on a week that just too many people are going, but none that has touched people more than Bill Russell. Howard, thank you. What a pleasure to hear you. I hear you all the time on other places and other channels, but we're delighted to have you grace us. It's my pleasure. Colony time. Thank you so much. I love your program. Thank you so much. Howard Bryant, joining us here on this Wednesday afternoon. We'll take a short break, and we are coming back with more. You are listening to the Paul fine bomb Joe podcast. And welcome back here as we continue. Let's check out augie, who's up next. Hey augie. Roll tide roll pole fine, bob. Paul, did I hear you correctly that handsome Joe was giving up his war cry? That's what he said. What do you think he's going to replace it with? I don't really know. He's got to have some kind of moniker. And you miss the opportunity to Jeff, he had his little boating weekend, right? Yeah, I just wasn't able to get up to Columbus, Ohio, to go boating. Could you do us a favor, Paul? Depends on what it is. Could you recommend that Joe take his pontoon boat out to the Bermuda Triangle and go for a sale? Not a bad suggestion, really. Is a triangle still active? I don't know, but we will send Joe out there. Joe and Jeff out there to find out. I can think of some safer bets with Jeff, frankly. What's that? What's your mistake? Maybe somewhere in Alabama. Well, maybe you could go boating, I don't know, some Lake around there, which is Ohio State garb and flying a flag. Maybe that'll end is a trip sooner, but Paul, you enjoy trout almond dean I heard. Yeah. So do you order that when you go to, I think, yeah, I do. It's my favorite dish at galatas. Now, my wife likes the shrimp something or other. I don't know what it's called, but that's one of their famous dishes, but so Paul, something that came up in an earlier call. And I haven't heard anything lately, but do you still get flack from pursuits there at ESPN about your show's format? About the show? Yeah, in the format. I would love to answer that question, but I'm going to I'm going to employ my Fifth Amendment rights right here.

Howard Bryant Joe podcast Hey augie Joe Bill Russell Paul Jeff augie Howard Ohio almond dean bob Columbus Alabama ESPN
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

05:28 min | 2 months ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"They were like your wildest dreams heavily influenced by heavy metal. Heavenly. Yeah, I mean, you know me. I think it's Washington that always gets me the most because you're walking in New York and it's cool. But D.C., it's such a small town when you think about the power structure. I was most surprised by walking in that door a few weeks ago and seeing senator tuberville. Because you and I have had countless conversations about ears tuberville back in the day. Oh, absolutely. Holding up 5 fingers. Yeah, I mean, there's very few things that have surprised me more than sitting in his office as one of 100 senators representing this country. Well, we know Nick Saban's got a bowl full of rings, but when you walked in the senator to tub of his office, did you see a bronze fan with 5 fingers in there? By the way. The only thing up in his office that when you walked in, there was this big article about him last year in The Washington Post, and he had some auburn in senator Shelby's office, there was this picture that starts out as Bear Bryant and then fades into Nick Saban. Tuberville is clearly an you see auburn all over the office. You don't see any Alabama. Well, in addition, it should be other than up 6 fingers. A few years back, Jeremy Pruitt took Tennessee job. And of course, the conversation then was going to take statements place when he retires and everybody's we don't want to have but we don't want that but I remember precisely you had a lot of faith in Jeremy Pruitt. And you said that this man may be the guy that takes up take saving spot. He didn't do real good on all that Saban taught him. Well, I mean, what I said was that people in Tuscaloosa really like this guy and they think he's a greater value. And he's a great recruiter. Now we didn't know what a grifter he was on the recruiting trail. He was a professional from Tuscaloosa. Well, I didn't think about that because you know I'm brainwashed in the lexicon of Nick Saban. I mean, everybody is a Sabine net until something bad happens and then that's fresh probes. It's rice ropes. The guy with double lives. But you know, Paul, after a rebuild a year, let me ask you there's a Mark Ingram state is still in prison. Have a good day. That's so disappointing after all these years. Let's clean the show up and go to somebody with a little bit of class. AC is up next in New Jersey. Good afternoon. Thank you so much for taking my call. You know, I don't know what ice cream and ice cream man is talking about. But here's the thing that should find mom. Did I hear this correctly, mister scarlet gyms assistant who reported Jim quit the show again? Am I correct? But I earned the story. That is an unsubstantiated rumor. Yes. Well, it's a rumor. Well, the rumor is true. I guess he quit. Let's face it. When it caught Jim, what did you acknowledge, mister fine, bob? He was the greatest. Why don't you acknowledge the background cheerleaders they are doing a great job and what if you acknowledge your tribal chief team? How many times do you have to quit Alabama Christian tide they don't quit? JK, I appreciate what you said, but I would love to be a worse caller if I don't want to make all this effort to be the best color is much coordinated, but appreciated. You know, I could talk about sports, but lord smashing is how life this is how I want to talk about sports, but I think that let's face it. Jam is going to court, I'll make him quit. Everybody in the background, they're going to make it quick. Mister fine bomb is going to make it quick. Smashing that table and over and over again. He's going to quit his husband when legends showed up legend this national dear bottle. No one's going to speak, Jim. And legend, I'm not giving my hey, I am not going to go after you unless you come after me. You and I we can work something out, mister Vegas, 'cause if we don't, I'm just letting you know if you get on my toes, your Vegas is going to be your biggest slaughterhouse just letting you know. And that is set Antonio. What can your promo? You're almost there. You're almost there, but you're not there yet, hold me. I can teach you. Give us your 5 bucks. I love to help people. The thing that the question from Matthew is my help to cut a better promo, but mister fine bought God well, and I'll keep, you know, I love you. Thank you very much. We'll take a break. We'll talk about one of the greatest legends in sports history. Howard Brian joining us right after this. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Derek Jeter was in a fish bowl from the minute he arrived in New York. It was

Jeremy Pruitt Nick Saban senator tuberville auburn Tuscaloosa tuberville Bear Bryant Tuberville Jim quit Alabama D.C. The Washington Post Shelby Saban Mark Ingram Washington Tennessee New York Jim New Jersey
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

06:34 min | 2 months ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"People are the most interesting right after death. FX is American horror stories. Now streaming, only on Hulu. And welcome back here, a couple more guests to come, which here a couple of headlines with you. That you may have missed earlier in our program. TJ Finley has not won the starting job yet at auburn, but he's got to deal with Amazon. I wonder if he could give me a Prime membership. We'll find out. Anthony Davis contributing back the great Kentucky player who has made quite a name for himself in the NBA. Giving a lot of money back to UK, not UK, but the state of Kentucky in the aftermath of the flood. Vince Scully passed away late last night in Los Angeles, the voice of the Dodgers for all of our lives. And one of the most important broadcasting figures in the history of sports. And some very sad news to pass along today from Alabama where the school announced that Eli gold, who has been the voice of the crimson tide since 1988, will not start the season for Alabama football behind the mic. We don't know much more than this. And there are a lot of very concerned people across the land this afternoon sending him our best wishes and prayers. We hope to find out more, but it is very concerning to hear that news. Somebody who has been a friend of this program and a personal friend of mine for more than 40 years. Just almost searching for the right words to describe the hurt across college football this afternoon to that news and we will pass along more when it becomes available. Let's get back to the calls. And check in with Elliott, who is in Ohio, good afternoon, Elliott. Hey Paul, thanks for taking my call. I got a couple questions for you. I know that Hanson Joe yesterday talked about recording your phone's your program. I do as well. I'm just trying to figure out how to write a program just to transcript anytime you talk about the Big Ten or the highest date. And then I'll be good. I won't have to listen to the whole program. But anyhow, I called because I'm wondering from you, is there any legal researching this? And it doesn't make any sense because even back in 2011, there was all talk about the SEC is a monopoly. And now that the big tens involved, obviously, that's not relevant. But why are senators getting involved? And is there any legal presence? Are these entities, businesses, like is there any legal precedent to do anything about the movement and the consolidation or anything in that regard? Well, on the big picture, I do know within the college athletics world, there's a great deal of concern about antitrust. Now, it's probably if I could veer into the political realm for a second, because we're talking about the Department of Justice, which the attorney general is appointed by the president. So that's really where the concern lies. Now, would they get involved? I think the attorney general right now based on what I watch on the news, probably has much more on his plate to deal with than trying to usurp the powers of college athletics, although the NCAA is not well liked on Capitol Hill. What senator tuberville said today sounds good. And I'm sure it reads well when you're driving home tonight looking at your phone, but I think the odds of tuberville and Joe Manchin getting 60 votes anytime in the near future are very slim. True. Everybody, because here's what happens. I mean, can you imagine if this thing got to the got out of a committee? He circumvented the question, but the outrage from players, you don't think that's going to resonate in a 50 50 Senate. Right, but never underestimate Joe Manchin. Well, but here's the problem. Here's the problem with Joe Manchin, though. Where is his constituency right now? He's the most important senator for what reason. Because he goes back and forth, he represents a very red state, and he's a Democrat, and he's trying to keep his job, but I mean, do you know many, do you think Joe Manchin is going to be able to go down and go down the hallway and talk Cory Booker, a former college player? Who represents New Jersey and they're supporting this bill? They're bigger fish to fry them. Yeah, I mean, I don't see it at all. And I say that having spent some time there recently as I conveyed, visiting with a few senators, including tabriz, talking to people on the hill, trying to get a gauge and the day I was there, there were several commissioners up there as well. And I don't know exactly what they're trying to accomplish, because this is their own problem. They created this mess. This issue could have been dealt with. But the NCAA president and many others in the platform did nothing about it. They kept passing the buck. And now that it's happened, suddenly they're finding religion. It doesn't work that way. I'm Ann is up next in Alabama. Hello, I'm in. Good afternoon, Paul. Thanks for taking my call. Thank you. In your wildest dreams, when your career began, you kind of going over to Bryant's office for once in a while. Then you go to Sabin's office every once in a while. Here at the SEC officer once in a while, you are traveling around the country with the university of

TJ Finley Vince Scully Eli gold Joe Manchin Kentucky Hanson Joe Alabama Elliott Anthony Davis UK football Hulu Hey Paul auburn Dodgers senator tuberville athletics NBA Amazon Los Angeles
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"When he said to me Pretty say it. He's like you know. This is a big book. And i said yeah okay but it's not hard to write a really long shitty book is still gotta be good right so that was the that was a real challenge. One of flattering thing though to have met that man standards. Yeah i mean in. Henry was said i mean i walked up to one day. We're in cooperstown different occasion. I said to him. So i'm looking at this. And this is what happens. In america right is that it's almost like They're very crude. But very very funny and real line from john. Huston in chinatown in. Oh old buildings and whores become respectable if they stick around long enough. This is what we do. Brady if you stick around long enough all is forgiven and suddenly everything that like the world trade center is revered now. It was an ugly building in. Nobody wanted there when it was first. When when i went up he went. These towers are really ugly there an eyesore but now it's revered and so everybody now is talking about henry and how great henry is and how you know how henry was ahead of america and the whole thing and and even the guys who were like really rude to him like for example. There was this joe adcock in johnny logan. Were in the bathroom. One day there's adcock they're dropping n word after en worden you know. What are they want. You know any to be put in their place in the whole thing. And then they hear the toilet flush and henry walks out of the stall and adcock looks at him and logan looks at him and then they just keep on talking no apologies. Nothing they just. That's what it was in nineteen fifty four and so then. I talked to henry about this. You know about how you know. Warren spahn all these guys apologized to women adcock in henry. Stop me in my tracks at. He said joe adcock never apologized to me which was his way of saying. All is not forgiven. Howard good talking to you. Good having you aboard excited for everything. That is in our future of possibilities. Thank you sir. It's my pleasure really looking forward to doing this..

henry joe adcock cooperstown johnny logan Huston chinatown america Henry Brady adcock john Warren spahn logan Howard
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"I just wrote about him but that was the first time when it was like okay. Maybe it's time to think about ricky as a as as a figure and as we talk about like this wave of where sports has gone over the past century. You really do have waves. You have this third. Wave your doctor harry edwards stocks about it in five waves. I've talked about it really three ways. You know you go into the first part of the twentieth century. You've got the immigrants story. Sports was the immigrant story. This was the way for the irish. The italians the polls to become american right. The parents didn't speak english but the kids play baseball or boxing. Or whatever and that's how they became americans. The second half of the century was the immigration story. You begin to move from a segregated society into an integrated society. Sports is at the head of that. Then you start to move into this third wave which is the less heroic way if which is the which is the commerce way. The industry wave the money wave where the athletes are suddenly super-rich now in that is the debris that people don't really wanna talk about because it's not really a fun story this. This is the part of the story where they got to be really really distant. Grimace and ricky's in the middle of ricky's the guy who would you go back and look at his career. It's fascinating to me. And this is why i want to do the book that everybody wants to tell ricky stories and ricky's really funny and ricky in the third person and all this freaky stuff. But if you go back and look at ricky in the by day net nineteen seventy nine. When he started his career up until about the beginning of the ninety four strikes he was one of the most unpopular players in the game. He was the guy who was the epitome of the strike. Lockout selfish money. Ricky wants his money ballplayer and how he went from that transition. You transition from that. Into essentially becoming this combination of yogi satchel. Bauge is sort of interesting. it's been fascinated. That he's been forgiven in a lot of ways. And i and i think as much as we talk about the analytics we talk about all the other reasons. I think one the analytic spoke saved him. But i also think this is sort of that triumph of talent. He's that damn good. I mean he really began to sneak up on you when you look at his numbers. This guy's in. He's in ruth cobb territory and so for his quirky and funny as he is. You look at him and you go. Wow this is this guy was the real deal. And he was not treated as the real deal during his career. You are being modest. But what would ricki henderson's wife tell us you had done for hank aaron. What specifically do you think called her from your book with hank garin well. I think it's an american thing..

ricky harry edwards boxing Grimace Bauge baseball Ricky ruth cobb ricki henderson hank aaron hank garin
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

04:26 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"You mentioned empowerment. She is guest editing. Something called racket magazine. She's writing the cover essay time magazine. I saw that you weren't liking. The idea of this is the highest paid woman in sports and somebody was suggesting see. They don't need sports journalism anymore. The most powerful people don't need sports journalism. And you didn't like that so much now. What i didn't like was store. I didn't like the ideas. Is there room for you know for a traditional sports journalists there is there is plenty of room for it. There's plenty the thing that always gets me about. This is that. I think we go out of our way to try to find the apocalyptic moment and actually when you really take a step back and you look there's plenty of things to say there are plenty of people that want to hear. There's all kinds of opportunities to say things is there. Are we at a critical point in terms of control. One hundred percent we are. I was watching the The tina turner documentary The recent one. That came out and i was looking at that and i was doing. This is in the complete control of tina garner. It's like when you you have to really dig it in read so many other sources to find out what it's like the death of truth machiko. Kettani book the death of of having some form of commonality because the people who are telling the story these guys are in a position right now. Were they won a they wanna ask the questions and give you the answers there. Will they wanna cut out the middleman whether you whether it's the last dance whether you see with every athlete having their own production company whether it's now asaka doing her thing and this is one of the things that we have to navigate and it's no different. What they're doing is no different than what rob manfred is doing. Rob manfred is commissioner baseball. Busy answer questions. No does roger goodell answer questions. No barack obama answer questions no and he had promised to be..

tina garner machiko Kettani tina turner asaka rob manfred Rob manfred roger goodell baseball barack obama
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Turn as a man of the people instead and let him do that to checks and balances while you know flirting with russia and kind of wanting to be a dictator. But it's not him. I mean he's just he was just the vehicle. It's this has been going on. This is this is what we've created. And i think this is whether you're talking about it from a media standpoint. I always look at it this way. If you go back to nineteen seventy and you go back to look at the you you look at. The public. Wealth in this country has shifted so dramatically from public wealth to private wealth that eventually everything is going to belong to the individual in there is no public. I mean isn't that. What mark margaret thatcher said eighties. There's no community. There is no community. And if you believe that then of course you wouldn't want free press. Of course you wouldn't want somebody trying to hold you accountable. No institutions are being held accountable. And and there's no. There's no accountability to the public and the public is for one. In so so many instances that is very much welcoming this until once again until they need to go to the hospital and say wait a minute. Nobody cares for me. There's nobody looking out for me. There's nothing here for me. I can't afford you know three hundred dollars. A month prescriptions. All of these different things we know all in this is where it's going and i think it's really interesting from a sports standpoint. I think that this great battle when we're talking about where we are in sports. The athletes in a lotta ways have been laid to the party. The the entertainers. They understood that they did not have to be necessarily Responsible to a public give you. Performance may leave. Sports has always been that one place where we've tied the public and the private where it was. The culture of the sport in the traditions of the sport is that you had a responsibility to answer the public and it's very paternalistic incredibly racist and sexist and all of those different things and the players now realized they'd got the power. And what are they gonna do with the power and the power is going to turn us into propaganda that they'll talk when they feel like talking. They won't talk unless they control the the platform of its their production company and that lebron doesn't do anything unless it's on one of his networks or one of his in his groups. So yeah there's a real interesting road that were about to take. We're going down a an unprecedented place. And i you know and the pandemics not helping at some point. i mean. i've always had that one day. It's going to be like the movies where you go and watch his ordering event and then you leave they gave you a performance and then you go home. No locker room no discussion. That's.

mark margaret thatcher russia lebron
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Hundred dollars craig. You're looking at all the different things that are happening in the world around you and that actually so much of that serendipity ends up getting into the into the book. today when you're searching on the internet you essentially get a targeted search targeted searches. What your keywords. On what you're looking for so you don't actually get a lot of the background of what's happening. It's not as though you know you could be looking at it. A you know a story's a big story of suddenly you know looking at the microfilm. It's on page one rights. Are you starting to get a lot more of a feel for those times. There was a great. And when i was working on the errand book there was. I think henry hit you know the famous home run to get the you know the braves into the into the world series on the credit. That story made the front page on the exact same day. I believe that was when the federal troops were going into arkansas. With oracle in little rock. So you wouldn't have known that just by doing targeted search of hank..

craig braves henry arkansas oracle hank
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Pc into the personal computer space all of a sudden. I was right there on the ground floor. I tell people g you know. I started covering this win. Aol compuserve and prodigy didn't communicate with each other right. But you actually had to. You had to choose one of the three services and they didn't communicate with one another. I got all that was great because it was just you could really feel the culture in the shift in in where society was going and it was actually really helpful to me when i finally got back into sports. It demystified walking into that room. So i didn't go from having posters of jock dr j. larry bird on my wall to having to talk to them so it was like i've spoken to people smarter than you guys have spoken to people more famous than you have spoken to people richer than you so. I'm not as intimidated. As i would be if i had gone straight from sports fan into the clubhouse i'm guilty of applying my own sensibilities there. I so badly wanted to do sports. That if i were in something technical i would have. I would have founded sold defeating. I wouldn't have been as ambitious about curiosities and learning. I would have found the the writing very dry at at and compared to the sports specifically yeah well and that was the is the fun part actually of how do you make this interesting because remember. We're talking ninety. Four ninety five so people are just now starting to buy. Pc's and having home computers. And having i mean even at that time internet was not available to everybody had to have a commercial service so the challenge for me was how do i explain what is happening technologically and not make it really really dry. It was like we used to say that you know. People want their toasters to make toast. They don't care how the toaster works. They just wanted to make jokes. And so i remember trying to find all kinds of different writing devices to explain what was happening and why he were coming in and also. Let's not forget what was also happening during that same theory was telecom act nineteen ninety-six and so everybody was going to be forced to have a computer. I remember doing all of these stories as well about not very dissimilar stuff to what right about now about equality and fairness and equity in all these things where you had these corporations who were now charging you more to call an airline to book an airline ticket you had to do it online or contra thirty five dollars more so you could feel all the economic implications that came with it too. So it wasn't boring. It up writing about microchips. Now that's boring but the stuff that you know where we were moving into or essentially you. When you think about it. Somebody was asking me this the other day. How many services. How many monthly services do you pay for. The technology has forced us to spend more money. you know..

jock dr j compuserve larry bird Aol
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"That i started my career at the oakland tribune where he was the publisher of the still the first and the only majority black owner of a mainstream newspaper in this country. So for me to start my career. There in oakland was it was like a dream. Come true in a lot of ways. And that's really. He is really important to have somebody up there. Provide for you a pathway that that lets you know you can do this as well. So how improbable was your path. How complicated was your path. How difficult was your path. I'm not. I don't really think it was much much different from anybody else was broke. Think that was the big thing. But i always look at it as i think that the the thing that really gave me a lot of confidence to do the job was the fact that i had an idea of what i wanted to do and i really felt like if you could if you could hang in there then maybe you would be given an opportunity to try. You know to try to do this job. The problem is as we all know is that sports writers are late. Supreme court justices. They last forever. So if you have to be willing to move you have to be willing to move around and go to where the opportunities are and to me. The question was going to be. Who's going to give you a chance and it had always been. I was never that guy who got tapped on the shoulder. Like mike. Lupu somebody who gets to be a columnist at twenty four years twenty three years old. It wasn't like that for me so to me. It was always you were when. I was in oakland when i got on the as beat in ninety eight the same people who i was behind in nineteen ninety one when i got in the business they were in the same spot so i had left in an. I had gone in ninety three ninety four. I had switched over from sports and gun into technology. So i was covering jack i was covering business and so when i went to the san jose. Mercury news ninety five. I wasn't in sports anymore so it was sort of a security route to get back to sports simply because there were opportunities and even today it's i always tell people our good friend. Bob ryan's bob. Ryan was in that job when i was in diapers ryan is in that job when i got on the as be by. Brian was in that job. When i got to eat but i was when i was thirty eight when i got to. Espn so you have to be willing to see it through and to me. The fight really. It was the books. I tell people all the time. If you're not the one who's tapped on the shoulder that you have to find a way to save the things that you need to say. And luckily i got the opportunity to write some books and to to to tell stories that way and every time i wrote a book project suddenly opportunities opened up. I'm the same guy though. There were no opportunities before that. So you had to. As i always say at least once in you in your career you gotta bet on yourself and see if you've got something to say to people wanna listen to. How unhappy were you in. Far from your dream in that tech job. Actually love technology. To be honest. I actually had a great time with it and the the only reason i had left was because i wanted to write shut up. That was the only reason. I really enjoyed this technology i was on. It was of fascinating. 'cause actually really really helpful to me because covering covering eric benhamou three common covering bill gates and covering larry ellison of remedies gazillion heirs. Who were completely changing the culture of going from business..

oakland tribune Lupu oakland Bob ryan Supreme court mike san jose jack Espn Ryan ryan bob Brian eric benhamou bill gates larry ellison
"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions

"Dan batard. Welcome again to south beach sessions. We have been using this platform to introduce you to some of the new people who will be helping us make metal arc media the voice over the next couple of years that we hope will echo. We have a among us today. Probably the finest journalist we have around here certainly in the conversation. Look it makes him bashful but howard. You've been doing a lot of good work across many many years and you've been doing a lot of work in sports. That isn't just about sports. So we are thrilled to have you. Obviously and i just wanted to introduce the audience to you a little bit by graphically so thank you for being with us but let's start there when and how did you decide that you were going to try and make a go of it a hard way as an artist as a writer that is not an easy way to make a living no non especially back when you get into the business they the first of may tell you jay school was if you think you're going to make any money in this business. Think again go down to speak men holland goal Go into the business though. Go into the mba program. So now i mean to me. I think that I always felt like. I had it easy and when i say easy i simply mean that when you talk to college student you the to. I talked to my own child. Now it's life is to to prompt thing. Right will what he wanted to do. In how do you get there and for me. I always knew what i wanted to do. I always knew. I wanted to be a report i knew i wanted to write. That part wasn't the hard part. The hard part was okay. Now that you know this is what you wanna do. How do you get there and so to me. I just i kind of look at it as it was process of elimination. What else did i like to do. What else did i want to do. There really was anything else. So i had to make a go of it them and i'm glad that it that it's worked out the way that it has but it certainly has been a circuitous route. What were the challenges early on. Well i think that the first thing you know growing up in in boston and then going to school in philadelphia temple university the the first challenge obviously was trying to figure out where you fit right. I mean i think that's one of the biggest things that we also have go through. I didn't even have any intention of going into sports. I wanted to go into politics. All i wanted to. I was like a total news. Junkie isleta meet the press. This week with david brinkley. Cbs in the morning. You know all of those face. The nation all of those different programs and and i was completely influenced by the op..

Dan batard jay school south beach howard holland philadelphia temple university Junkie isleta boston david brinkley Cbs
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"It's going to be the tallest guy and there's going to be the shortest guy. Everybody else is going to be pretty much interchangeable and then ended up happening right for the most part. The skill sets of these guys. Everybody's pretty much between six five and six nine or six eleven. They can all pretty much do what they do right. So it's not like you're yelling at the clouds. It's not like okay if you've been watching basketball this time installing god god. I can't deal with the fact that these guys are you know taking twenty seven threes. Thirty seven forty five threes a game but the revelation howard was this. I realized that the thing that i loved about watching basketball is it's it's a game it used to be a game of makes make when you watch basketball and you grow up playing basketball. The very first thing you had to do as an offensive player which to mcafee shots in a game of makes it's a game with the ball is supposed to go into the basket right. You're supposed to make half your shots. He's supposed to eighty percent of your free. Throws i remember when i was growing up in the eighties. Dennis johnson was considered a bad shooter. Only forty four percent from the field. It's pretty good today i. It's actually not that bad So what i'm watching now is. I'm realizing that. This is not a game of makes this a game of mrs and so when you go out the utah. Jazz average forty three threes game. They only took eighty eight shots for the night to half their shots are three point attemps right. So you're watching more misses than ever. And i'm having real problems watching this because i go in and watching the games and i remember you know alex english speaking is who even guys who were high volume shooters were still making fifty percent of their shots. Dr j. make fifty percent of his shots right. I mean andrew tony. One of the biggest gunners in the game was getting fifty..

Dennis johnson fifty percent fifty six eighty percent forty four percent today andrew tony One three point six eleven twenty seven forty three eighty eight shots half Thirty seven forty five first thing half your shots shots nine
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"Boston. It's a big deal. See my thing with the anthony. Davis move was and i still contended. He said he want wanna come here coup. You're coming anyway right. I would have made the play like if you think. Anthony davis is that good. Because i've always said they had a team full of low spades right but they still didn't have that guy and so my thing is oklahoma city. Made a move for paul george who wanted to go to la and he liked the team that he was on and they could offer him the most money state like in. You have some measure of faith in your organization the way milwaukee guy jaanus to stay there right like the only way boston's to get those guys is to trade for them and my thought was you gotta bring him in and then figure out how to make it work. But what you couldn't do you couldn't have the world thinking you were working on it and that the whole roster is at play with all those young dudes who still think they special and then they all gotta come back. That was what you could not do. The people stuff right like that's what he's being came back around and did and so to me. Though if i was a celtics fan it'd be furious. I tell you furious. It is to put this together and nobody really sees a clear path than to get better and you got kimball walkers bad knees under contract for another couple of years and you're gonna leave. That's right the age era of me. Man he got kevin garnett and ray allen and they did the whole. I'll go if you go. You go cezanne anytime. They decided they could go there. And they made a nice run out of it and then after that age credit that he kept them above water but he had all those picks in all that and he tried to play for the future and the president saying time. And you cannot do that right in the end. What you got. Jason tatum and jaylen brown not bad guys to have. I don't think you at a championship with either of them as your best player interesting and i think that top of that when you look at what they were trying to do. I think you're one hundred percent right. I just don't think you can sell this franchise the way you can sell los angeles and that's not even a remarkable thing to say it's just in. Everybody gets their backup. What what are you talking about super because every city has its challenges right every place has got your obstacles that you have to deal with by being where you are right and so that's just how it works and i think that the disruption during that year was enormous to them. I mean those guys were fragile and they needed to be told that they were gonna be celtics in your candidate is good example. Kevin garnett came to boston and then he became a silk. He's out there keeping for the logo now right being. So that's the advantage of saying okay. He may not want to stay long term. But we're gonna get him in here in maybe the cultural shift change right in challenges mine. He'll stay here. Wants to be a part of like. I say sam prestige pools off. You know what. I mean sam. Presi got that and now granted they then went toward the whole thing down right but people have to remember paul. George didn't ask out of there. Until paul george found out they were trying to trade him is like oh in that case. I've got an idea that i might be able to you guys. I've been talking about buddy kuwa- you could send me down there. You know that could be the move you make now that you talk about. You know. Just like the challenges. It's interesting because i said this time. Nba if free agency is going to matter. In the way does players are going to have the power to kind of get to destinations. They want in the way they do. Bottom line is this league. Got a bunch bad real estate right. It's got a lot of places where all things held equal dudes. Don't wanna stay there right to think about this. This is what they did when they put the cap on contracts. The max contract cap that they did not realize they were going to be doing sacramento. Got chris webber to stay right in this day and age. I don't think that happens. But they could money whip them being funny. Whip them and they were like. It's a forty five minute flight to la. Go down there every off day. If you want to chris. Webber stayed in sacramento. If you put chris webber back in sacramento. There's no way they're going to get him. Stay if it's about where you wanna be. It's about the real estate. They not going to be able to pull this off the difference with boston. Though in this is i don't know if it's just with the franchise but definitely with the fans utah for example. They don't know why they want to go. Play for them. Came is the tv guide radio guy but he did an interview. Right after gordon hayward went boston speaking good people who were trying to do all the pilgrimage. He was just like why was such a big deal for utah that they lost gordon hayward and it was like it can't keep a white american player. Who can we keep. He flat out said it. Which by the way not mad at them right now implicitly. They might want to ask themselves questions about why not attracted to these people but he said it but the people in utah are not in denial about this not going wild boston. Does we have whatever that difference. Yeah what is it about boston. Makes it where people writer all this where everybody telling y'all you can fight it or you might want to deal with the reality that a man black folks don't rob with what y'all doing up here in some lows. It's not even really your fault. This is what happens when the kissing thing about boston. That people just don't want to talk about. Boston has all kinds of challenges boston. Obviously you've got to deal with the history deal with all of that and got to deal with the perceptions and all that other stuff. Here's what you really have to deal with if you're a twenty two year rule. Black kid living in boston. Is there enough party enough culture enough women enough all the social stuff that twenty two year old wants to do compared to miami compared to los angeles. I mean. I moved right right. People move right. We're not even really talking about twenty two though like twenty two was kind of what it is. We're talking about like twenty seven twenty eight who've been around now in seeing some places and alike now. I don't think this is the thing that i wanna do. Like because the celtics all this tradition you know and win. They're good the fans are all into it in everything you got an arena that even the new garden has an atmosphere to it in all of this stuff but nobody talks about going to plan a boston like they do. Play 'em as square garden against the sorry knicks. Right now granted. The knicks have not gotten really anybody to come sign but nobody talks about the prospect of boston like the mecca of basketball madison square..

Kevin garnett kevin garnett Anthony davis paul george ray allen sacramento Jason tatum chris webber George jaylen brown Davis Webber anthony one hundred percent paul twenty two year kuwa forty five minute twenty two year old cezanne
Sports and Georgia: MLB, the Masters, and Beyond

ESPN Daily

01:33 min | 1 year ago

Sports and Georgia: MLB, the Masters, and Beyond

"Tea masters. Golf tournament starts today. Augusta georgia it is one of sport's most premiere events and enormous platform but the energy all leading into it has changed pretty dramatically. Because of what's happened with baseball and georgia in recent days and be move the all star game out of georgia because of the new legislation. The state passed. that makes it harder to vote. So i i just need you to tell me about this georgia law. What does it do. What law really. Sp two oh two would it really is all about is the ways to keep the traditional high numbers of african american voters doubt howard. Bryant is a senior writer for espn and the author of the henry. Hank aaron biography the last hero when you look at what this potentially allows the georgia legislature to do that. It takes over from the secretary of state and election. It allows individual members of the board to be dropped if they're unpopular the governor's or the secretary of state's behest if you can do those things but you can essentially overturning election which is essentially what this whole thing was about back in november and so these details of that. Bill aren't getting anywhere near the attention. They deserve if these laws were in place last november then. The road had been paved to give president trump specifically what he wanted. Which was the avenue to overturn in election based on friday had not been proven. That's what this whole thing is really about

Georgia Georgia Legislature Augusta Hank Aaron Golf Baseball Bryant Espn Howard President Trump Bill
Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series, but also become super spreaders of the virus?

Weekend Edition Saturday

03:52 min | 2 years ago

Los Angeles Dodgers win World Series, but also become super spreaders of the virus?

"They won with a powerful lineup. But did they risk turning the world Siri's into a corona virus super spreader into a super spreader event? It Let's let's talk about the good things for a Shall we then Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series first time since 1988 and had been a long time coming in a lot of failed a lot of false starts at the beginning of this decade in terms of winning So many division titles and just sputtering in the playoffs, losing to the infamous Houston Astros in the 2017 world, serious getting beaten by the Red Sox in 2018, and this time they were great. They were fantastic. Even Clayton Kershaw that everyone talked about couldn't get the monkey off of his back. He comes out and wins. Two games in the series, and it was great for them. I think that they they did it the way that great teams are supposed to. They scored more than half of their runs with two outs. Everyone's looking for all that clutch. All those clutch performances and the Dodgers really did come through. They were They were fantastic. Even with the crazy game for 87 collapse that we thought was going to turn the Siri's around in a different direction tied it, too. But at the very At the next turn, The Dodgers come back and they never look back. They are champions, and they very much deserved it. Even though it was an eight game season. It was very much Before playoffs and everything else. Yeah, it's it's a legit championship. But but but but but Justin Turner removed from the game because it was positive for Corona virus. He returned for a celebration often mask lists hugging people. He sat next to Dave Roberts, the manager who is a cancer survivor, and therefore more at risk. How How do you finish that sentence? How do we characterize this? Well, he characterizes as a massive massive Hey, irresponsibility on the part of Justin Turner on the part of the Dodgers and certainly on the part of Major League baseball, even though Major League Baseball has tried to get out in front of this by laying the blame at the feet of Justin Turner, and it is his responsibility. However, I have a hard time believing that that he was allowed to play with an inconclusive test, so they took him off of the field after the test was Was found to be positive. But if you have an inconclusive test, how do you let him play in the first place? And so everyone's going to take responsibility for this, But this is what we're seeing across the board were seeing this at the University of Florida with all of their positive test. We're seeing it with the big 10 as well on the Big 10 had made the decision earlier not to play, and then they got bullied by the president into playing, and now they're canceling games. This is the thing Scott we talked about this months ago. Everyone saw this coming, but this country has just made a decision not to care about it. And, of course, the discussion of the weak. Ah, Kevin Cash, the Tampa manager, pulling Blake smell Blake Snell, Tampa Cy Young Award winning pitcher after he struck out nine after just 5.5 innings because of analytics. Tampa lost with almost the next pitch as this decision become emblematic of these over analysed times. Well, absolutely. But I had a revelation during this world serious guy and I think I've always known it, but it it wasn't crystallized until watching this. I don't watch baseball or I don't watch sports for wins and losses. I watch sports for competition. And this this thing they did not let Blake smell compete. And this happened at a time. When look at who we lost during this baseball season where you've lost the great picture, Whitey Ford, you lost the great competitor, Bob Gibson. And these players, they're legends come from competition, and if you're not going to let a player compete, what is the purpose of being a Cy Young Award winner? You're not even going to be allowed to have these classic championship moments. If they pull you out of the game. This is why we watch in baseball. At least the Tampa Bay Rays took that away from us. Howard Bryant of ESPN Well said, Thanks so much. Thank you.

Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Turner Baseball Red Sox Siri Tampa Clayton Kershaw Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell Major League Baseball Houston Astros Howard Bryant Kevin Cash Whitey Ford Espn Bob Gibson Dave Roberts Cancer Scott
"howard bryant" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"howard bryant" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

"Yeah. And that's the that is the question. I think that. I think that. The difference to me at least. Is You've got a couple of things that have happened immediately one think. Responding to force with more force, created even more gasoline, so I think that the White House response is actually making this an even bigger. When you deploy corrections, officers in prison guards onto American streets. You're not going to get the response you want from people who are used to being free. I said this over and over again. You can do whatever you want to black people. You know you can go into black neighborhoods, and you can rough him up, and you can shoot him, and you can do whatever you WanNa do to us. But when you start pulling that with these young white kids who are out in the streets, who are protesting and you run after them, and you start hitting them and doing the things that we've seen happen across the country. You'RE GONNA. Get a totally different reaction because they believe in freedom and they believe that hey, wait a minute I belong to this culture. You can't do that to me. And they also have resources and a lot of ways. They have recourse. And so because you're starting to see that. And it's so vivid and also everybody's been in the house, and also a lot of people have lost their jobs during this pandemic, so there's a lot of anxiety here. Combining all that together. Now suddenly, you're starting to see actual legislation that is discussing real police reform in real police reconsideration. I don't think there's going I. Don't think we're going back to this I i. don't think that there's going to be a level of complacency here. If there is going to be some complacency at all, it's GonNa at the very least create a new baseline. I don't think people are gonNA. Go. Oh, yeah, the that moment lasted for a few weeks, and then everybody went back to normal i. don't see it going back because I think one also being in an election year. All of this is going to have implications moving toward November so. I feel like the country's coming apart and I. think that when you when you hit these types of moments, you don't just sort of reset. You're in the middle of pandemic. You've got police going. You know being supported on one side, but also being attacked on the other you know, and a long overdue attacking of them, because their culture has been so unaccountable, they deserve to be attacked by by by legislators to say look you. Guys are out of control. And so I just don't I have a hard time believing I. Don't think it's GonNa. Be some sort of revolution because I think always going to be a retrenchment at some point but I. I just don't see everybody going back to normal after this. Definitely, true that we're learning and the one thing I've learned so much that I never knew for weeks ago was. The immunity that police have and they're protections against what they do I mean..

White House
NBA trade deadline: Winners, losers and teams in between

Weekend Edition Saturday

04:19 min | 2 years ago

NBA trade deadline: Winners, losers and teams in between

"Flurry of trades in the NBA a blockbuster in baseball mortar common colds to memorialize Kobe Bryant and highly visible way joined by ESPN's Howard Bryant good morning hours good morning Scott how are you I'm fine thanks is awesome aggressive deals in the NBA trade at the trade deadline who do you rack up as the winners and losers well and I'm not sure about the winners and losers of the trade deadline but certainly the winners and losers right now of the first half of the season you've got a look at the Lakers in the west and and the Milwaukee Bucks I think they are head and shoulders above everybody else how could you hold on for a moment our you know head yes government for you almost got me for a second there's got yeah Milwaukee is terrific and and they're great they're holding on the crushed Philadelphia the other night I thought coming into the season it was gonna be Philadelphia Milwaukee Los Angeles and Los Angeles Lakers and the clippers but I'm not too sure about the other two yet but we've got a long way to go I think trade deadline wise I think Miami Heat got much much better they got on great good dollar they made a very good deal with Memphis I think that Philadelphia tried to shore up of making a deal with with the warriors and de Angelo Russell going to Minnesota who knows what that's gonna do maybe there's a late run there but the bottom line is coming forward right now I still think that you've got two teams in this league disappointed the Boston Celtics didn't do anything but I think it's the box and the Lakers right now an official memorial for Kobe Bryant's been set for February twenty fourth they've been calls to make his image a permanent part of the game you even rent a Poland that did I did I read a little Twitter poll this morning which was soundly rejected to replace Kobe Bryant is Jerry west to is the logo of the NBA with cut him a cell away from the silhouette of your request yes absolutely and it would have been fitting in some ways because Jerry west was the the man behind making sure Kobe Bryant ended up with the Lakers making that draft day trade with the Charlotte Hornets and I I understand add on one on one level the need or they want to want to memorialize Kobe I also understand that the NBA has been around since nineteen forty seven and maybe it's time to create a new logo Jerry west has been there fifty years since nineteen sixty nine however I do think that if you're going to think about and I'm a new logo or and a modern logo it's probably got to be Michael Jordan right or but I got an arm and a leg yeah but I also understand the desire right now for people to feel that something should be done for Kobe Bryant after after all that happened Boston Red Sox LA Dodgers Minnesota Twins switching sports agreed to a three team trade Tuesday that's been perhaps delay it has been delayed because of some medical records Mookie Betts has what they call a generational player MVP Golden Gloves traded to the Dodgers are the red Sox making the worst roster decision since they sold Babe Ruth's contract well if you red Sox fans are very happy about it especially because it's a generational player Mookie Betts is a beloved player two years ago he wins the M. B. P. and they won the World Series you're looking at a guy that fans just adore and it's a very cynical move in some ways but it also may very well be a huge business deal for them because number one we know that super star players now at this level after Manny Machado deal after the Bryce Harper deal your it in and now the the Gerrit Cole deal you're looking at three hundred and fifty four hundred million dollars to sign a player and if Mookie Betts didn't want to play with the red Sox will find out over the next several weeks and months if that was the case then of course they had to move them but on the other hand if that's not the case the red Sox are a super power they can sign whoever they want they've got money it's looking like a cynical deal we will see I'm good at and by the way I got as you know your cubs aren't far behind because you've got a guy like Chris Brian who's another cornerstone player and what does that mean for the cubs keep these players and the fans love him yeah thank you very much ESPN's Howard Bryant thanks so much no my pleasure

NBA Kobe Bryant Espn Scott Howard Bryant