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"jackie macmullan" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Eight hundred. Eighty eight shows parole. Jackie nick loan winner last show. Who's here to pick her. Audit showed up mr bob ryan. How great is this for you guys bob. You met jackie at the boston globe. And she was a news intern. You gave way to her for the famous boston. Celtics beat you gave him the notebook. It's one of the great stories in all sports reporting and you were elbow-to-elbow of course on press row for countless games and then in the hall of fame together bob. When did you know. Jackie was special. I knew she was good from the start. i said. hey this young lady knows what she's talking about. We're talking to equals as unequal right away. But i knew she was special when after she took the beat for me for the eighty seven eighty eight season free months and people were saying what was the name another guy and she and she immediately got in on the right wavelength with the most important person number. Thirty three larry bird. I had done. I was done a book. Larry sheets done toe. I mean what can i say. So i mean she's out. But i am so proud of the way. Her career is progressed so proud to have known her and this is a big loss to our industry is not going anywhere. That's the wonderful thing about you. She say she has priorities in life. Jackets and i'm gonna talk to you about right now. I know it's been hard for you to hear all this and stay quiet just a little bit longer. How do you tell somebody what they mean to you. You open up your heart and you put it outside your body and then you get a photo of that person from before you knew. Then that is moderately embarrassing but really is awesome. Let's look at this photo. Jackie.
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Lasted four and a half the wrong demographic to be asking this question all right fighters three the most important story today. Jay don byer sell jackie macmullan. Let's go around the horn and have to buy jackie macmullan. No one else can use such a wide range of forget such wide range out of the word dear. She can use dear to verbally embrace you. She hadn't seen for a while. She can also use their which is getting ready to slice dice. You with a barrage of bax and just make you want to curl up in a fetal position on the show. I've been fortunate enough to have both used against me and for me. Thank you jackie. What he paid by or fill. Jackie macmullan selling that. she's retired. What in the world are you doing to us. You're leaving jackie. You probably don't remember november twelfth two thousand and two. You're on your first show with me. Tj's timers jay mariotti. You beat me. Then you're going to beat me again today. Coming in going out in two thousand seven world series. She was attacked outside her hotel room and she was able to get him to go away by szigeti restoring. I want to hear more about that. and and bill plash fire cells. jackie macmullan. I'm going to buy this without crying for eighteen years with jackie and the best partner show. Jackie is after the show on the drive home. The phone rings. You look at its jackie matt. Call into talk about you..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on Around the Horn
"This make sense or the patriots. Better with mac. Jones starting to the patriots. Do cam newton dirty. go ahead. no. I don't think they did it all tony and listen. Let's go all the way back to the draft when the patriots used a first round draft. Pick to take mack jones. That's the day we knew that this was going to come. Not sooner or later. We didn't know i do. Think that cams cova difficulties played into this. The fact that he's unvaccinated. I think that was a problem for this team going forward but most of all. Here's what i know about bill bill. That's what i've always known about him. He's going to put the player that he thought won the job. Out there and mack jones won the chanaka. You see this as the patriots in some way. Doing cam newton dirty. No i think this is the world that we live in teams owners. We've all had to adjust. But in their cases they've lost tons of revenue behind cova protocol and cameras refuses to get vaccinated. I don't think that the margin was exceptionally wide in terms of what we saw from both of them in the preseason but that too is the problem you gave them a reason and so here we are even if you buy that somewhere in their camps ego he didn't want to be the backup at the root of this. You look at all the the folks that are on the ground at the root of this. The common denominator is vaccinations to add. Emily cap. I think they didn't cut a dirty look. The patriots always handle things their own way but even this was baffling by their own standards. Why give cam all of these preseason reps including the two with the starters this weekend why if you didn't trust him throwing did you not let them run it all. That's what he's best at. Why trotta half version of this guy. I'll postseason waste preseason and everybody's time you know the thing with cam newton is. I don't think he ever got a fair shake. We know that they have more opt outs than any other team last year. He wasn't the same after he got kelvin. It's just a really weird ending to a really weird tenure. I don't know if this if this day is about decisions. But i think it's more about consequences and when you are not vaccinated. Nfl especially when you were a quarterback you are a liability you are not going to be a reliable starter for the patriots or any team and we. We've seen a couple of quarterback now in this preseason miss those five days when they when when they are not vaccinated and i think the patriots going into the beginning of a season. Jackie said this was going to happen at some point this year. Just a question of when why not do it. Now i mean. They made the decision to bench him. Totally release the monica. But if cam newton is stuck in the covert protocol because he was have come up with this scenario of cam potentially picking up the virus right but even if his vice versa and say that matt came with it if he's in that same small group like he goes on the protocol to and you're out so jackie or the patriots better today. I believe they are listened. Mack jones can distribute the ball from. They're not going to ask him to do too much much like a young. Tom brady but i will never make that comparison.
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Sweat drive that leads to the top prize. Think about some of the greek plays playoff history. Man i mean i was there for bird steals the bog the pistons nineteen eighty seven. I was there for rail famous. Shot against the spurs game. Six two thousand thirteen. I've been there for a lot of good stuff. A bird dominique dual but pretty lucky. Here's thing you can't always anticipate the outcomes in the playoffs but was state farm. You can anticipate personalized service of a local agent at a surprisingly great rate like a good neighbor state farm. Is there all right. We're taping this. It is three o'clock pacific time. So it's before clip sons but we are going to be able to cover everything else. Jackie macmullan here. She did a trae young story a few months ago this before i did buy. I didn't tell one. Eighty on trae young. But i just didn't see dead. Why why. I just didn't see it. I didn't see it. I didn't see the late but you were you. We argued i think on this podcast about it. And you're really passionate. You're like this kid's got something. And i didn't see it. I didn't think it was possible to build a team. That could actually win the finals around the stuff that he did D do you think he's changed or do you think that we're just seeing what he could do the whole time a little both i. I honestly think you gotta look at macmillan nate mcmillan when they hired him you know they're fourteen and twenty without wh- before mcmillan coetzer but the most important thing is for everything that trade could do at he can do everything think about it. He could score from half court. You know he's got cory range he. He's got that floater which has become one of the most devastating offensive weapons in the game right now because he goes to the basket. And you're like right up until the final second. No one knows. Is he going to do the floater. Or is he going to give that alleyoop to to clean cappella. John collins he. He paralyses defenses with it so he could penetrate he draws fouls we know that and can shoot free throws in eighty five eighty six percent free throw shooter but i think the biggest change is what he's been doing with his teammates. Now you can say Bogey came back. Bogey was out yonder. Hunter was out and back and now out again. Gallinari was out for a while. So now you got those shooters around him. And i think nate mcmillan. And i'm actually a story running tomorrow about. This is the one that finally convinced them like. Look you're you're you're a great talent but if you really want to get where you wanna go like your majer not an all star your majesty. Not an all. Nba selection. You gotta win dude. Because that's when those things come if you wanna win you gotta find a way to remember to keep these other guys. Involved and one of the things nate did was. He showed him film of trae common dribbling crossing half court shooting from the logo and the expression on his teammates face you know. Sometimes i don't think you you're young guy. Trace twenty two is used to have in that boulder on his shoulders trying to convince everybody that he belongs. Well everybody knows you belong but if you really want to fit in you make everybody around you better and if you look at the numbers. He's averaging ten and a half assists in this postseason that to me is so much more significant than the points. I'm i'm stating the obvious. I think in that regard. It's something that i i could have seen happening for years from. Now as he got older and he lost for a few more years than all that stuff. I can't remember another star basketball player. Having the light bulb go off midseason. Because i think he's a really good team now to what you're saying about what they did when he showed him the expressions his team rallies around him now. I don't feel like they did that. Really until the coaching change. I felt like he was on an island. Who's going to do his own thing and as talented as he was. I just didn't feel like he was part of something. And now like you mentioned bogdanovich earlier and that was when this flipped on by diamonds comes back name. Ryland showed up but now the has got like they'd beat the they'd be one leg bibi walkie with solomon hill playing like big bits. I know and play was able to navigate the game. He was so spectacular and a third quarter and he basically played lopez on the court. And now we're in a situation With that series which. We'll talk about later where it's like each team now has an achilles heel and it'd be it will become an achilles heel contest at some point but i think there's two things with him at talked about one of my stick but i'm a rerun it Just like the little guy being the toughest guy in the court thing which is so rare but has such a cool legacy rate it was it was why some two titles yeah. It was average team to the finals. It was wide dany. Age was willing to trade two first rounders and al jefferson for iverson. Even two thousand six. There is not a lot of guys like this. We kind of skipped a generation. Nash was kind of the he inherited from my everson. Like the tough as nails point. But nash's six three i don. You'd stood next tragedy. He might be six one. Max may be may be but toughly i in the court so you have that. But then there's this performing element that he's bringing into this stuff and he's b- he's better on the road the same way you covered some incredible bird games. Eighties were bird. Loved nothing more than just go to seattle and just be like by one time. I'm here. I'm shutting everyone down. I feel trae legs being on the road almost more than home in the stuff he was doing less than in milwaukee where he. There's a defiance to him. That is so cool. I'm so glad it's back. Because i felt like the nba was missing. Just a little something like jason. Tatum doesn't have that. Quality booker has a little bit. Mitchell has a tiny bit but not really but trae. This is i cou. He is watching the game. Must i reggie miller. I'm rambling reggie miller. Reggie miller was so delighted. 'cause you could see reggie. This is like having my grandson out here like all the stuff is so anyway i. I don't know. I don't know if i saw that side coming either so i just gave you a lot to work with. Let's go the little guy thing i promise. Iverson the right and the little thing is so real and anyone that's ever even played. I would say this is even true like in pickup basketball in any town city. Rucker park anywhere. The little guy has to be so much smarter so much better so much more arrogant or he can't succeed. You just really can't and trae young got that from the very you know. I mean i did that long story on him few months ago and my favorite story from that that whole thing was so you know. A new coach moves to town in norman oklahoma. And they're like he's like. Oh i want to run summer league stuff for the for the varsity. Who should i invite. And they're like well you know here. Are the returning players in. Yeah there's this eighth grader. He thinks he's hot shit. You know we're not really sure how good is but you know you should probably invite him and be entertained. And so trae young's in the eighth grade. Okay is in the eighth grade. He hasn't even in high school yet. He shows up at this summer. Workout that he you know almost wasn't invited to you. And the first thing he does is go to the front of the line.
NBA Trade Deadline: Winners & Losers
"The trade deadline podcast part four. We've done three parts already. It is now twelve fifty four pacific time three fifty four east coast. Time ran. russillo is still here. We go all day. We might do to ours. Jackie macmullan is joining us. The hall of famer Cholera was not traded jenny. What happened what happened well. It's funny i was talking to someone in the raptors organization a few days ago. And they're sort of this sense if you look back on that great championship season. The next year Koi leonard walks for nothing. Danny green goes for nothing right them gusau and serge ibaka for nothing and i think it. Just maybe it's just like okay. We're all right with kyle. Stay in here. He's okay more more importantly like cows like me out of here man. This is a sinking ship. I think the results would have been different. Perhaps and i think he was like. I'm okay with being here. You know his bird rights don't kick in till the you can't extend him till the summer so if you trade for you're interested in his bird rights much harder now to sign kyle hours of free agent because you no longer has his bird rights so for people that most people on. I don't need to explain this on your podcast right. Everyone knows what that means yes. I know it's helpful though. Yeah okay so what it means. Is that If you had if you trade him at the deadline and you wanted to extend him you had his bird rights. You could go over the cap you have to worry about it now. If you sign him you have been able to fit him. And it's it's more difficult for teens. So i think in the end they probably just like. How much of this can we ask our fans to understand. He's so good with the younger guys. And you know let's face it siachen nick nurse. They got a little thing going on right. Now there's a little back and forth. Kyle lowry i think is a great buffer for that. You know maybe he rides you through. That rough time comes apart. Future
NBA Chatter With Jackie MacMullan
"The nba comes back in full steam tonight. We're going to talk about a one year anniversary of the day. We call it the go bear game when everything changed. It was leading up to the week before. Boston song conferences. Five six days beforehand. There's utah's in boston. The utah guys get infected. Actually feels like it could have been a lot worse from that standpoint but in some ways it feels like it's been a year in other ways it feels like it's been five years but one thing that is for sure as the nba is a hell of a lot different a year later. What what's the biggest thing that's jumped out to you in the past year other than the no fans you know. I think the dirty little secret bill is just a mental health of we talk a little bit about the mental health of the players. I think it's that plus the mental health of the coaches. I would add that. Gm's ev involved like it it it just. There wasn't enough time. there wasn't an time off and and they knew that and that's why they wanted to start january but broadcast partners. Put the foot down and it. Just i see a steel seal the ripple effects of it when you talk to guys which is not easy to do these days because you're not in an arena. You're not sitting down and shooting the breeze with guys before the game like we normally do but when you get people on the phone or in a private moment you know what one had said to me about three days ago. This is so stupid. You gotta do it. But they're like it's just he one of the one another different. Gm said to me you know. I went in the other day to work is in their team has scuffling a little bit and he said i didn't like i wasn't talking about like hey you know you need to keep your elbow win. He said i just went to all and said like. Are you guys ok not about. I'm going to talk about basketball. Like are you okay. Yeah 'cause 'cause it's been a long haul now and and i think it's obviously a reflection of society as a whole. It's been a long haul for all walks of life in every profession and not to mention the people that aren't working. You know we could. We could spend a whole day on that. But that to me is the overwhelming thing that i notice and they're still great basketball being played. I give the guys that are cutting through this amazing amount of credit especially those final four teams which i think when you look back. Now they all struggled. Yeah lakers not until anthony davis went down with the celtics. Certainly the denver nuggets came out of the. You know the gate. Six and seven the miami heat you know. They were a plan team or out of the playoffs in the early. Start and i think that's a coincidence.
NBA Restart: Which Teams Have the Advantage?
"Jackie is good to hear your. Voice. Meena, are you today you trust me on around worn. Almost stalker it. I'm almost over. It's okay. You beat me many times at this point. EILLY. You're the Lakers and suns. Jackie macmullan is a senior writer for ESPN and frequent around the horn panelists where she has earned two hundred and forty four wins compared to my own forty. She also happens to cover the NBA for nearly forty years. Speaking of the Lakers and suns, the NBA returns, tomorrow night, and amidst all of the craziness in major, League Baseball, the NBA, but seems to be mostly working, but the league is not without some coronavirus related drama. Thanks to one Lou Williams who's sanctioned trip outside of the NBA's clean site included an unsanctioned visit to a certain establishment. Can you explain for everyone? What happened? Well Lou, Williams left the bubble for a funeral for a very close family friend in Atlanta. And he has said many times. It's documented on social media that his favorite place to go eat the magic. Or another left to forgive me I'm not someone that goes interest clubs often or ever if I'm truthful although I did go once to the Butterfly Lounge against my will in Washington DC. But that's a whole nother story that we don't have time for. So. Lou will claims said he went there to have the wings which are named after him. There's some lemon pepper wings named after him and that he went there simply to eat and then he was on his way with his mass and so on and so forth. And Meena by the way I believe him I. Don't think he went to see your stripper. You probably was hungry. But my goodness. What was he doing there? What he did after the family gathering is the center of an NBA security discussion. A rapper who was at the club took pictures of him and tagged him in the photo used the poster child of what not to do. The sample out of what glue will be. It it it. BOGGLES my mind. You. Just clearly did not think this through.
Cavs' Love: Mental health vital during COVID-19
"Cavs forward Kevin love telling our Jackie MacMullan that mental health is vital during this pandemic adding it's really scary what's going on in the world right now but if you don't have to suffer through it alone love has become a mental health advocate since going public in twenty eighteen about his own mental health issues now may is dental health awareness month as the reality is that millions of Americans live with mental illness the idea is to raise awareness about mental health to help fight the stigma provide support educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their
Did 1998 have to be the last dance for Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls?
"At last we heard Michael Jordan say that from the outset of the nineteen ninety seven ninety eight season it was their last chance Phil Jackson he said could have gone any joint in the regular season and still would not have been back throughout the last dance we were reminded of Jordan's competitiveness and as we watch the end of a ten hour documentary about a team a franchise that just won six titles in an eight year span Michael Jordan was upset he did have a chance to go for a seventh the bulls were broken up the rebuilding began after that nineteen ninety eight championship could they have had one more in the could they have kept the team together if they tried ESPN's Michael Wilbon Jackie MacMullan I would bet on Scotty Michael and Phil Jackson anytime anywhere let's start with that but here's the problem Phil and Jerry Krause Scott their relationship was untenable by that point so there was no way Phil was going to come back if you don't have still come back then who's going to control Dennis robin even
David Stern's greatest act as NBA commissioner was supporting Magic Johnson after HIV diagnosis
"When you think about sports that have massive worldwide appeal their soccer of course and there's basketball wasn't necessarily always that way specially when he came to the NBA and back to the early nineteen eighties we can say the NBA was flirting with extinction David stern took over the reins as commissioner and grow it into a five billion dollar per year industry during his thirty years as commissioner former commissioner David stern died Wednesday afternoon at the age of seventy seventy had suffered a brain hemorrhage on December twelfth never recovered earlier on the who collected podcast with Brian Windhorst are Jackie MacMullan I've met a lot of amazing people in my life but he is the smartest person I have ever met Brian I he had an answer for everything now they also might not have always been correct but god forbid you challenge him which we all have done from time to time he was just here the sharpest sharpest mind in a very very sharp edge to him as well which I think he very freely acknowledged throughout his you know his tenure as a commissioner he had some blind spots of you know you talk about the blocks the people that supported him I don't know this for a fact that you've got to believe that Donald sterling was one of them because why else would he have looks the other way the way he did yeah I know that's that works landmark Georgian also so you know he he's nobody's perfect of course but I just what I liked about him was there were when things matter to him like supporting women in being fair to women and whether it was a woman reporter or these W. NBA players weather was being fair to African Americans and making sure they he was so fiercely supported in the other the other example I always give is magic listen Magic Johnson was HIV positive none of us understood it in fact even urban himself when he right before he was a how to go on stage to tell everybody this is what happened to be internal on and once in one rose in his agent months Adam you know what you're gonna say something you know what one of just going to tell them I'm just gonna tell my have aids and lan said home urgent you don't have H. you have the virus that causes age I was in seventh grade or something like that right in our sole so none of us understood the severity and and David stern was up late at night Colleen medical experts all over the world to try to stay one step ahead so he could understand this crisis that he was dealing with and of course you know when Irving retired the first time and then came back and retired the second time and then you wanted to come back when you want to come back the first time that's when everybody starts it will win and I the all star game Jackie right right right we also right but that was that was accepted because that deck didn't count no one was going to you know that no one was going to play too hard that was sort of thing is a one time thing will will and you know that was the Dream Team but then when he wanted to come back following that Brian that's when you started to hear the complaints wait a minute I don't want to risk my life there was and their owners saying Hey I am not in support of this I don't want to do this and and what David stern told was all right listen I'm just gonna tell you right now if we don't do this first of all you can expect a lawsuit and we need that kind of bad publicity the we won't let it H. I. V. person and then the second thing and this was the hammer this is the hammer David stern news and I don't think this is been reported very widely was widely was this okay if you're not going to let him in and we're gonna have mandatory HIV testing for everybody in the NBA and are you all sure that you don't have anybody on your roster that's HIV positive because I'm not sure and this is the kind of and he just he was going to do the right thing by Irvine not because he loved Ervin Johnson because you did because it was the right thing to do and those are the moments when I admire him the most when even though there was I mean his legacy was at stake there imagine if that had gone badly in the attic on rock and remember we know now all about HIV that is treatable that you can live a full life with it but you can't you can't get it from exchanging blind or or I mean exchanging you know some live or or but you know blood if you you know all these things that all these scary things that back then in that climate because I lived it everyone thought will if I get near him and hugs him I might get aids we have aids but this but David store was one step ahead and he was telling everybody you bet I'm you know I'm going to fight this fight and if you aren't willing to I'm warning you these are the things that could happen and now I mean Magic Johnson told me flat out he gave me my life back he saved my life that's what I've been told me and I believe on to saying Wednesday he was devastated quote David star was such a history maker when I announced in nineteen ninety one that I had HIV people thought they could get the virus from shaking my hand when David allowed me to play in the nineteen ninety two all star game in Orlando and play for the Dream Team we were able to change the world David stern died Wednesday at the age of
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"I repeat not sound like a good idea to me. It is not sound like they've learned their lesson like their belief is we were good. The problem is just that we didn't like kyri. No. You had some kind of structural flaws with your team, even if guys did like hiree like all that stuff was there and in place and Boston's playing the game. Now we're everything, basically everything has used carries fault. It was all guy. Reads fall, and I do believe a lot of it probably was on kyri. And I do believe a lot of those guys didn't enjoy kyri being there. But, you know, we're talking about car rita's talking about kyri makes you not talk about Gordon Hayward. Easy. This where I think it was Jackie MacMullan attack me by live with career. But I think Jackie MacMullan mentioned this that one of the problems, they had in Boston is that they forced Gordon Hayward back. And so you got these Catholic Tatum Brown, who had done so well, last year without Gordon Hayward and for what it's worth did very well with Kyrie Irving, but Kyrie Irving wouldn't take minutes away from them. And so these cats feel like Gordon Hayward is not playing well enough. He should not be on the floor enders shoehorn them into the lineup. Now, part of that I would assume has to do with the fact that they're paying Gordon Hayward a gazillion dollars in your going to play. If you make that much money and don't think for second that the Celtics when they sign Gordon Hayward didn't consider the possibility that his presence would help them. Still tickets Red Auerbach would have thought of that, just so, you know, anyway, so they're forcing Gordon Hayward into this. It is college coach. Right. So the coach is his college coach that's pushing them through there and who knows what those guys think about Danny aimed at this point. And Danny aimed is pushing this probably also. At least I bet that's what their perception is. How do they go handle that next year? What do you think was worse for morale Carribean a jerk or the other players filling as though, someone who did not deserve minutes was the one who was getting them and it wasn't just minutes who's also like disaster turns? Yes. My Jackie said that they were forcing him the ball to. So if you like for Celtics fans, you know, I'm sorry, but not really sorry if you think you got really your problems by letting Carey walk at town. It ain't no Rieti. Yeah. There's a reason why Horford one in our that, that to me is the most stinging indictment and understand apparently Horford. Horford's gonna get an offer that the Celtics are unwilling to match, but I mean, what are they talking about Dallas Horford?.
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And there was an infusion about that. I guess so you know, what he, you know? Are you do you decide you we're going for it? And we're going to. I mean, you're not gonna pay him. I don't think you're going to pay him thirty million. Maybe you can agree. You can both agree to pay. You know, pay him a smaller number because I don't know anyone that as great as Palme CEPA spin. We just sang praises a who's going to pay him thirty million. So that's a decision. But you know, what I was thinking because I walked past him last night, and you so much taller than I thought. Michael porter Augustine, Jim. I mean my goodness. If he's anything like we have been led to believe they really do have a chance to be special. Now, you've got to be better defensively, you just have to and Jamal Murray has got to be better defensively, and he's athletic, and he's smart, and he's tough. And he's gotta be a better defender because he's he's not a good defender. I mean, there's no there's no way to drive. He's been almost almost worse. I think in the playoffs and in the regular. Targeting him. Just as you know, that was one of the interesting subplots to this right Portland was targeting Marie on defense. And obviously the nuggets have been targeting Lillard on defense. Oh in back to that. I think I think Lillard is getting tired and he's exhausted. You can tell he's shooting twenty five percent from three in this series. And he's getting looks particularly in the last two games. That are good looks for him there. Good looks. They know how to get them. Good looks. Now, you flip the screen around. It's the second screen Yokich can't keep up and he's just missing them. And if you watch the possessions where CJ McCollum is running the offense and this began really to show itself in game three which was the four overtime marathon. And I think a little bit in game two Dame isn't doing anything. He's standing out there on the wing like Russell Westbrook does and their differences. Of course, you have to have a guy in his face from thirty feet in because he's logo Lillard. So he still has value just stand out there. But that's not normally how he plays. He runs. Around. He said screens he cuts. He's more stationary off the ball, and he's missing all of these shots and Denver's doing a very good job of getting him switched onto Jamal Murray. So he has to work on defense. I can't just sit there and hide on, Tori. Craig? I think he's getting tired and not that it goes back to Turkish because not like they play the same position. It's not like you said to play more minutes because nurtures hurt but the increased load. I maybe it's the season. I he just looks tired to me. Well, and they're they're just not they're a little more one dimensional with nurses outta there. They just aren't last night. When I was watching the game. I kept thinking Portland's got to do something different. They got to do something different than hope then hope McCollum in and Lillard they're gonna pull this out for them. They got you know, cantor was cantor. What a great story had been up until you know, he was he was pretty much a non factor last night. He's dealing with that separated shoulder. I talked to him very quickly tonight. He's he's fasting for Ramadan. He he seemed a little discouraged last night, which he never is has you know. Of course, it was right after the game. I totally expect game six to be an incredible game because they're Lillard McCollum. These guys Kanter there. They haven't quit that I can tell you know, they're not going to quit. They're not going to quit. I mean to me now, they really don't Gary won't. Let them Portland is is is sometimes almost a boring team in that a lot of their games come down to do immuno. Hark, listen Turner, make shots. Yes. Going to give you something. Yes. You win. No. You lose Turner hasn't made shots at essentially the whole playoffs. So scratch him ammonia doesn't play enough minutes..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Here's a staff for you. I looked it up on our little fancy second spectrum points per post up in this series. Paul Millsap one point two three points per post up to put. It's crazy. The best the best offense in the entire league. Is about one point one five. So Paul Millsap is out doing that just on post ups, and he's just he had a couple of plays last night. Or he looked like Draymond green on defense don't dream on. It's been doing that thing to Houston where he gets into one onto situation, and it's hardened and cappella and he's in between and somehow he's the predator. And they're the pray, and he deflects the lob path Millsap had a couple of those exact kind of plays last night, including one where he just took two giant hands and took the ball from somebody. He said any incredible series. He really has an and give Mike Malone credit to Zach because he just determined very early in the series. I think this is the first time where we can really start saying boy, they really miss Nurkic because up to this point they've done such a wonderful job of hiding that that, you know, very big loss for them. But Mike Malone made up his mind. Like, all right. Yeah. We're we're going to of course, we're always going to have Yokich Murray. But we're going we're going to pose Millsaps deep, and we're going to post them over and over and over again. And the thing I like about this Denver team is you know, when you're running that pick and roll with Marian. And and you'll catch it takes up space. Right. It takes you know, what you have to give them space and the way these guys the rest of the guys on the team have again instincts in Millsaps, really good at this to is just knowing when all right? I got a clear out. I got up flattening out down below to clear out. I give these guys a ton of credit because they're spacing with with with Millsap and the post whenever whatever action they're running three. It's really something else. I future the NBA. This is this is the way the NBA is going to be played going forward. I'm glad you brought up Nurkic because I do feel like that's kind of gotten. They beat Oklahoma City fairly easily in short order. I mean, not easily maybe in terms of margin, but they beat them and drive and they're up three two in this series. I'm sorry, Portland. Beat Oklahoma City. Yeah. Portland down three two in this series. They they're good team without Norwich. I just I'm like Denver is heading night Denver if they make the conference finals, there will be a whole barrage of this is the next great team in the Western Conference. And I think there are a very good team. I've been high on Denver all year. I predicted they would beat the Spurs. I would thought they would get home court. Like, this is not to be hateful about Denver. I kind of feel like I'm I wanna preemptively not get carried away because they manipulated the brackets to get all of these matchups. And they did it successfully good for them. They barely beat the Spurs. And I mean as barely as you can barely beat them in the Spurs are not very good, and they are squeaking out this series until last night. Now, they go to Portland and win and six that's a great win. There's. Leaking out this series over a team that I think is finally starting to show some signs, and in particular Lillard of were kind of down a big big piece, and that's not saying anything from Denver. You can only beat who's in front of you. I just think it kind of reminds me of Toronto the year they made the conference finals where they barely beat the Pacers and seven, and then they beat the heat in seven all wear a conference final CMO hind of you know, what I mean? Right. But this is what I would say to counter that. And they have a decision to make as you know, Zach Millsaps on the books next year for thirty million dollars thirty million. So a lot of million it is, and it's pretty sure it's a club option..
Anthony Davis' trade demands revives Celtics-Lakers rivalry
"But the Celtics want kyri Irving ironically enough to be their lead recruiter on getting ethnic Davis to an extension. But meanwhile, of course, we have LeBron James uprooting, Kyrie Irving. Let's. So this is broad James is Instagram account adds, Cari Irving about a song by Feddie. What you may be familiar with here the lyrics. I know you're with them now. But soon you will be mine if I could bring it back, I'll probably press rewind. Wow, at Tyree Irving in front of the re buddies so Feddie walk the new Joe, I didn't realize that. Right. There's a lot of. Wow. Okay. That's so weak. Lebron? It's that is so messy that is. So we can say he's too old for that. But he's square the millennial place in this. Like, what exactly are you doing all of this brings us kyri? I've never been sold. The kyri is going to come back to Boston told the season ticket holders that he would come back. Go commercials about those kids and told him that he was only Cleveland a lot those kids to the same way. I would allied to Boston about that situation. And that given time period does he want to go back there when you even want to play LeBron because I find it hard to believe that that would be a situation oath. Ultimately, make either of them happy. Does he wanna be third best player on a team after he just left the Braun to be the best player on his own full this mostly feels like the Bron James poking Danny aines, just like you think you're gonna convince Anthony Davis to come to you. Because of this guy. This guy wants to be with me. And I'm I mean, we'll see what the Celtics can do what they really think is that big a deal in this. But I'm just saying this meat. I got a chance to be demand man in lay or to beat a man in Boston. What's the weather like in both places right now? Say thanks for the six months of content. Appreciate you. Next names. Luke Walton is weekend. Jackie MacMullan reported quote, the bras camp for a coaching change and that they're not too subtle about that Bob low how Luke Walton fail about this. He should feel like he's seen this movie before and he is not David blacks for many reasons, but David Blatt, let's all remember something three years ago. David Blatt was fired at the hand the shadowy hand allegedly LeBron James after he made the NBA finals while he was sitting atop the Eastern Conference, right. This comes down to whether Luke Walton is LeBron's guy. And that could mean, maybe there's a there's a Thai Lou in the offing someone to take them to the finals and win a championship. Maybe that's the logic here, or maybe he's just not adding value in the way that LeBron was hoping that you like talking about LeBron shadowy hand and all of this stuff. Like, you've never watched the NBA before the broad. This isn't Ella Braun thing. This is the nature of the NBA the. Superstar is it on board with the coach the coach is gotta go. Magic his done. This penny. Hardaway has
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"I love. Yeah. I love it. He's like that. And over time like I just warm down, you know, so now, but I just have this incredible respect for him. Because I've seen him at his best at his worst. I've seen him when he was on top. And I've seen him, you know, when he was coaching ear, and they fired him the next day of seeing it all, and I just I trust his mind. I ask him a lot of questions and sometimes gets some and sometimes he doesn't, but I just won't. They haven't done a great job. There's act. I the Johnson contracts summer hurt them that some are hurt them the Justice Winslow contract looks like it's going to be a good contract. He's a good player. Josh lusted after him. Josh Richardson, that's fine. But but they're they're hamstrung with a whole bunch of like decalitre Linnet contract. I covered Kelly day today's one of my favorite people in this earth. And he he was a plus minus darling. And all that. But he's he's logging DNP's though, it's it's not it's not going well, but they have bam. They have Josh Richardson. They have Winslow and they're going to have cap space in a couple of summers in their Miami. And they're going to swing. They'll get themselves. Swing for the fence. Chris Wallace used to work for the heat way. Back when I believe they have good connection with Chris Wallace. There will be phone calls between the heat and the grizzlies this little this little morass this little lull they've been in. Now, it's it's going on how many years. Boston's Bron left basically, I mean, they had the one year that play and believe me that was devastating did nothing in there. And I always go back to one thing that Pat Riley told me was back when they got the heat together, the Bosh LeBron and D Wade, you know, it was all set, and they had a unwritten agreement, and then all of a sudden when it came to be filers they wanted to add that extra year, and by adding the extra year all those players requiring that he had to start renouncing players, right and left, and he said to them, I hope, you know, you're going to destroy us for the future. And it was worth it. It was worth it. But it if they had just not done that it would have been completely different. So I have never forgotten that one thing I should've said about Indiana and all those expiring contracts. I think Memphis could look at those expiring at least say, maybe if we get them. Now, we can flip them later before the deadline poces Yano my favorite, Mike. Conley. Just the absolute most bonkers, Mike. Conley trade would be to Philadelphia for expiring contracts and Markelle Foltz. Wow. Wow. And then Philly has Conley Butler Simmons and Embiid, and you don't you cannot pay all four of them going forward. Mathematically, it's nice isn't award. The warriors got very lucky trying to writing able to balance everything for as long as they did. And their rent's coming into Conley. Then gives you leverage with Jimmy a little bit like that. I don't think that will happen because methods afford to do that just too much maybe throw in another pick or something. But that's my bunkers one. I like that. But you know, Markelle full-ti- still believe it can happen for him. Why wouldn't I believe that you know? It's funny. We were talking the other day when Don she said, the triple double. He was the second youngest player in NBA history to have a triple double the first youngest was Marquel. Fulsome believable. Isn't it? I really hope we're not reciting. That's that in like twenty years. The only thing that is relevant. I hope that for him to do. And I, but I I don't see how he can stay in Philly change scenery. It's over. It's just a matter of when and. I don't know. What to I've given up trying to figure out what to believe? All right. You've gotta go. You've got to go do other things because you're do in your Jackie MAC. The story on Jamal Murray. Is why no stages too big for the nuggets to mow Murray and how Jamal Murray was raised to become a star its SPN dot com. Jackie is the best. It's a great story. Read that read the cat one which I didn't get talked too much about the car was awesome to Jackie..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"I know what you're point was where they're not there yet. So they're wasting it. I think if you're the Orlando Magic, and you've had no buzz for the longest time, you could get into a playoff series, which you may be could this because the east so bad, and you could play a first round playoff series in the Amway center in Orlando Magic, the most annoying thing. Then you know, you fill that place up, and you and you get people a little interested again. And even if it isn't the best thing for you to do right now. I don't know that every franchise is always operated under what the best thing to do long-term is. Maybe that makes sense. I still don't see it. I've been wrong many times before all wrong about this. Dallas is the most obvious team for either one Dennis Smith junior junior a big contract. Okay. But if I'm Memphis. Well, I feel bad for Dennis Smith feel badly for him Tracy touched on today when we were on the air your kid that comes in as a lottery pick your, you know, somewhat of a little bit of a sensation. Right. Do you have good rookie or you score points? You never really super-efficient player. But, but but players don't get hung up on that do coaches. Do you do exciting athletic and people white you? Yeah. And you're going to be a star. And then here comes Donncha JR. And then all of a sudden, it's like we don't eat him. Then that's that's pretty hard. Again. We're talking about young guys. We're talking about guys in the early twenties. That's pretty hard to process. So I'm not ready to give up on Dennis Smith. Valued member of a team. No, no way. I wouldn't be ready to give up on him as valued member of the Mavericks now, again metrics tell us, you know, it's their a plus five point two. I think it is. I I know all the numbers, and I know some of the buzz out of the locker room is that they were ready for him not to take the dodge. Well, and you know, they're good friends. They've done. Fine. But you know, what's funny? So this is something Gino REM, the great uconn coach told me many years ago, and he said to me when a coach loves you. It's the greatest thing in the world. But the day the coach stops loving, you no matter what you do you could score one hundred points and have fifty rebounds. He's already made up his mind. He doesn't like you anymore. And no matter what you do. You're never going to change his mind once he's made up his mind. And that's what I keep thinking of with with Rick Carl his wonderful glowing comments notwithstanding in the last twenty four hours. I if they don't if they think they don't need Dennis Smith what they will need eventually when they already to be good is somebody like the version of Dennis Smith that they want right point guard sized person who can defend other point guards handle the Baldwin dodgers doesn't have it attack closeouts and get to the rim. If it's not him. You find it somewhere else you might as well. Try and see if it can be him while it sure looks. That's what they're planning on doing. So I think New Orleans for Conley. Like, I don't it making the math work is tough. But they to say who how you know, they need to do something big Solomon Solomon hill. Each one more was Lee Johnson. And unprotected pick is probably not enough and they're not gonna throw in two picks. So Francis Salo and unprotected pick. If it's next year if you add Mike Conley does he have enough time to pull you out of the west earn abyss to get you up to the playoffs could throw Frank Jackson. And I'm not sure that entices might so Washington for soul. Mahan me Markeith Morrison an unprotected pick or pick on presented picking a second the wizards keep saying they're not gonna give up draft pick. So I don't see it. The heat the Spurs the heat. So we just had the heat for second. So one mistake after the next. It's stunning to me. I just Pat Riley. I have admired probably because I was so young when I came into the league, and they the Lakers. He was the coach of the Lakers. He he would never even look at me never mind. Talk to be just because I was from boss..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Go there from Indian right? And here's the other thing as much as I love the Siamese because I think they've been really great owners. They stay out of the way they let their guys do their thing. You never hear about. And they're never in the news for all the wrong reasons, they hesitate to spend and it used to it's it's hamstrung Indiana Pacers more than once they don't ever ever want to be over the cap, and I think if you took Mike Conley on the only way it would make sense. Then this summer, if you added another piece that could put you over the top and just I think that would put them over the cap, and I just don't know if they'll do it. So here's why I'm so intrigued Geiger, everything you said is true. And you knew Larry was going out the door when he said on record to me for reasons, I will never understand. 'cause I've no relationship with him that he that. There was a cap on how much you could spend any put it on the records. He's leaving. That's been true. All day loves the assignments they've been great him. But it's a problem. So why would it change? Now is my question. But I they need a point guard. And I think there's a sense within that team of we are maxed out this talent level. And we get into the playoffs. We know that we don't have the best player in any series against any of these other teams east. They went to close that star gap Molo bit. Now, Mike is not as good as the best players on those teams in east, but it gets a little closer. Right. And if you don't you don't have all the depot, and you don't give Lyles turn you don't get up so bonus that's a pretty nice little nucleus. And then you go this summer, and you try to grab somebody. So this is why like it you just nailed it. So everyone is pitching these deals where they give up tyreek and collison and co Joe so all these expiring 's and a draft pick. That's that's not good enough. Like, Memphis is not doing that. All those expiring or meaningless to them. Right. Where it gets interesting to me is if you throw Aaron holiday and who's good young player. We hearing all the air. Throw him in and unprotected pick. Maybe you start to get my attention little bit. I could I could even see Memphis Saint well Aaron holidays, you know, marginal first round pick in your picks can be bad. We don't care we want to bonus. And that's where Indiana's gonna say he's so good. I still think, but if you gave Indiana Conley somehow, and they had Catholics ability, and they have both Turner and sabinas I still think Venturi they're going to have to trade one of those guys because I just don't know if they can play for the ten or twelve minutes again, but Indiana's going to be able to do that from a position of strength like everyone in the league. Does how good those guys? All right. If you flip that into some good stuff. Like, you're on your way. You've got a lot of stuff. All of a sudden turn turn is interesting to me because I every year voted for him. I this is the is going to be most improved. And then after while, I'm like, okay. Maybe he's never gonna take the leap. But he's really had a very good sneaky good year, especially defensively. He's just been you know, which is really. Where he makes his money. I guess on that end of the floor. And I was asking Nate McMillan the last time I saw about him. And he said, you know, it's no trick. Or it's not like, oh, all of a sudden, he dedicated he was never dedicated in the weight room or anything. He just needed to grow up. We forget how young these kids are they just need time to grow up into figure out what it takes its we, you know, like Jamal Maury. He's young these kids are yawn, very young. And it's easy to forget that you have any other teams you like foreign these guys. No, I think it's gonna be hard. I think all these scenarios we've talked. You know, we I know Tracy was talking about Orlando for Conley. I understand why they would do that. I know..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Would you take back? Reggie jackson. If you're Memphis. I think they're a candidate for both not both together. Now, right. I should say either. I the first very first Mike Conley deal. I pitched was Reggie Jackson some filler that is actually very important. What filler is an unprotected or top three protected Detroit pick and maybe throwing Stanley Johnson. So here's a young guy. Takes shots. Johnson. Like stealing Johnson. Memphis is the Memphis is only like a couple hundred thousand dollars below the tax themselves. So they may have to make another train the another trade to shed a little money here there. But yeah, I agree with you. And but that's the model of deal. I think Memphis has to look at is bad contract. Intriguing filler really good asset. That's a draft pick, you know. And I know you have a favorite Mike Conley team. We'll talk about it second. And I think it's just gonna be a matter of who gives us the best draft assets within that model. So because I just weird as where do you stand on Reggie Jackson to the point? Where does the league stand on? Reggie Jackson at this point. Just because it didn't work in Detroit where nothing works in detail. Reut has assumed that's that's killed his trade value. Right. I don't think anybody wants to. Okay. So that's sort of my point. Yeah. You'd have to like I said I could see them arguing over. The protections on that pick on the peck. Right. And also whether Stanley Johnson who's essentially a bust get to diet. I think he's gonna change us senior for Stanley Johnson would help pollens your likes the second draft guys. Or if you just say, we don't want him we want Luke Kennard, and then you start then you start to think if you're Detroit. Marks pretty older, Mike, whatever it is whichever one is. But they're my favorite Mike team. You got another Mike team, who's your mind? Love it. If the Indiana Pacers would take a deep breath and go after my Conley. Because every time I talked to somebody about the Pacers in the east. They all say, yeah. Yeah. But not who's the clear cut leader on the team. It's not all a depot not that. He hasn't been great. And he hasn't played well in everybody loves them. That's all fine. Who's the leader on that team? And who's point guard on that team? If you if you get Mike Conley, you get both of those things at once. See I love the Pacers is a fit for him much. Like, I love the jazz is a fit for him. Although I don't see a deal there. People have proposed Rubio favors and a draft pick and the problem with the deal like that. Although it makes sense is that Utah is going to be very good. Drag is in good, right? But that would that would hold true with Anna's pa-, Indiana is the same boat. But I love the idea for Indiana because they've carved out all this cap space this coming summer all their deals are up. Exciting Turner, all the depot and some some small ones. Right. But you know, I just don't think of franchise like that can Bank on doing better with that cap space than Mike Conley age twenty nine thirty thirty one. You know, what I couldn't agree more Zach because I remember when Larry was still very active in the front office. He would often talk to me about the struggles of getting pre- premier free agents..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"You know, let's talk about the grizzlies before you get out of here. Okay. Woes broke the news yesterday shocking. Woes broke the news. I know. And it's it's it's time and the grizzlies are putting them on the block. Yeah. Mike, and Mark, and you know. Are you? Let me ask you. I'm surprised they're this bad. Prized. I'm not surprised. Okay. I'm surprised I I'm not surprised at their record in the aggregate. I'm surprised that the manner in which they got there like they're like three and twenty in their lives play three. I did not see that coming. I just can't. I keep thinking why what you know a love. My conley. Always have. I think Mark has been injured a good portion of the air tried to play through that the whole. You know, I kept thinking he's trying to debunk the Europeans are soft kind of mantra any played through some injuries that I think have really really hindered. What he can do. I don't think that means he's done or anything. No. But it does complicate his trade value because he has a player option for next year at twenty six million. I think and I predicted before the season that you would opt out and sign somewhere else. Now, we're obviously going to he's looks like you might get traded before to to somewhere else before had getting let me ask you this think the he's und- for twenty five mil. I think it's something like that. Okay. So let me ask you now after what's gone on this year, the ops out who's going to give him them. That's what I'm saying. He he that. Now the way he's played in the last twenty five games. I don't know that that's an easy decision for it. Right. So I'm Charlotte. I I'm going after him. I am. Well, they're my favorite Marcus all team. I said that on the jump today. And I said that on a podcast last week. And it's their problem is who do you give up what you have to offer. The all their contracts are just so bad that like no one is touching this tomb contract unless maybe eat some of it. So if you told me could you eat some of the tune contract, and then send him along. I I don't don't know. know. I just love to see Marcus and Kemba Walker played pick and roll, wouldn't you? Yes. If you if you are the grizzlies you could you could go to them or if you're the Hornets. You say we'll give you Cody Zeller who makes fourteen next pretty good for them when when you play half every season. And the the filler salary is the problem for so many seems Charlotte's only to change below that about three below the tax. So they can't take on a lot of money or they can't do the salaries have to match very closely. Mark makes twenty five I think so you gotta get close to twelve million more or eleven million more of extra money. Jeremy lamb alone doesn't quite get you there. But maybe Cody Zeller, Jeremy lamb Maliki monk in a pick get you in the conversation that actually that would get you in the conversation, depending on the protections of that that pick dare my matters. They're my favorite Soltys because they're completely desperate to make the playoffs and their center positions. Like a sinkhole of crap, you know, what? And it's their fault for signing. Dwight howard. It's not like everybody didn't know that was a bad. And we had no way knowing he'd be out the whole year. But why would anybody think that was good? I know and understand why they didn't just wave him the same way that Brooklyn, right? Just waved him. Yeah. It's weird. I've said it before my. Other markets team is Detroit. And just a straight Drummond, Marcus swap were Detroit just gets off Detroit has to do something. They're the team. I would put in the lead for my Conley for the same reason. They they're pieces don't fit in. You know, they were in Boston very early in the air and I saw Dwayne Casey. And we were chatting a bit. And I said what are you going to do with this team because these pieces do not fit now? Of course, join case isn't going to say to me. I know it's terrible. Isn't he's not going to say that he's gonna put the best face on it. But they because the the ISA so weak, I think they could trade for my collie or gazelle either one and help themselves immeasurably, but who's gonna take back..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"He does the defensive. Things. He's unselfish. There's all sorts of reasons to like him. But at some point, you gotta stop taking out your sword and just trying to cut everybody's arm off. Yeah. Let's go back to Jamal. Okay. He's not trying to do that. You said there was some stuff on the cutting room floor about how they drafted him seven. And I'm looking at the draft. Now, I will tell you the picks into twenty sixteen NBA draft. Right. Ben Simmons Brandon Ingram. Jalen brown. Dragon bender. That hurts Chris done, buddy. He'll Joma right. So the draft lottery they have the draft lottery the democ nuggets. Think are pretty sure that they think Jomar is going to go on the top three or four and they pull seven and they all walk out of there. Just devastated because they loved this kid. He is who they wanted. I think if they picked third they would've picked them third. I really do. And they're like, oh my God. We're not gonna again. So everybody kind of knew think Simmons one Brandon Ingram to Jaylen Brown three. We heard that in Boston. But that was you know, you weren't sure we heard. A lot of names in and out of their Chris done. I remember we think thinking, maybe the Celtics are probably fly on at that point. So when Jaylen Brown goes through their like, okay, maybe they're thinking now, Jay Triano who coached mall Maury in the the pan. Am championships that we mentioned the first win for Canada in their history and seventy or history 'cause Jamal Mari hit all the game winning shots. He he's working for Phoenix. Now he's in their front office. And he's like, look, I'm just telling you Jamal Maury, man. Like, I'm telling you, this is who we should pick this. So now we're talking four and they're like, well, we're not sure about his skill said. Can you really shooed? And Jay's like, I'm telling you. He's just a winner. He's trying trying and they you're gonna break Phoenix fans. Hearts sitting here. Looking at a joe-marie Devon Booker back court. Yeah. And they pick dragon benders stead. And so now, then it's, but he'll by the way like a year ago, you'd say, oh, well that was bad two bunny hills been really good. So, you know, I don't think I should. I don't think we should. Des- just you know, buddy. He'll being did. Next, buddy, healed has been very very been very good. But I don't think he's Jamal Murray. He's just he he's averaging twenty one games. I know. But that to me has not as much of a playmaker. Yeah. I would I think most people in the league would take your Murray right over the, but buddy healed has been pretty good. That's my point. Anyway. So there he was just couldn't they couldn't believe their luck that because they really considered that. They're like they were really they had their eye on him all the way back before he was even member loud, pelicans, buddy, healed buzz. The pelicans commit six. I remember that being thing almost like a fait accompli people thought was going to happen. So I wonder what the I wonder if it's the bender pick. There's always the pick. When you have a guy where you're that. You really want? There's always the pick above you where you're like, that's the one that swings. Our way than our guys going under. If it was Phoenix Phoenix Chris done to write in Chicago. We'll just hasn't been held in. Didn't didn't have to picks today? Have marquees Kristen. That is correct traded up to get more Kice, Chris, and yeah, no didn't did not work out. Did not work out my favorite, Kyrie Irving, part of the story, by the way. How he respects Mike Malone for sale of that? Don't you love that? I love that quote when Mike Whalen says all you fans are coming here to see.
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"I need to learn how to do that by one of my favorite little aside. But when you have a story this long, it they had it takes a little asides that I love I love that kyri talked to kyri. I did because he was famously mad that joe-marie tried to get very mad, which I think you should just go get fifty points. I don't I don't mind. It's so funny. I asked a lot of players about this. I didn't put in the story. But I asked a ton of them, and it was absolutely. Everybody's like I totally get why kyri did what he did. But I would have totally done. What you did? So everybody Draymond green was one of the people that said that to me they everybody agreed that it was. Okay. I think what wasn't okay was what he did to launch. That was strange, and I'm glad you got into the story because as. It's funny. There's so many things that happened in the NBA every damn night. They're suing Devon Booker and gorge Gordy. Right. That you forget some of them. And I was like four hundred words into your story. And I thought point I forgot the thing with Lonzo ball. I wonder if she's going to get into the Lonzo ball. He did it twice at Lonzo to end. Like, the first time was like for no reason really other than you know, how everyone going Lonzo. Well, I think the reason was that, you know, Lonzo was, you know, not playing new struggling a little bit at that time. He doesn't you know playing like a number two pick. And here's the Moammar who ever heard of from on -tario the number seven pick. Who was like? Yeah. Man. I still played you everybody should know it. Let me just do a little dance around you, and you know, Calipari who he played for Kentucky said he's walking around a little chip on his shoulder. And and I wish you know, the story was already long enough. But there could have gone on day about this idea of Canadian slights, and how Canadian players feel lumped together, they're all soft, you know, and say that about Canadian players, they do they absolutely do and part of it is because. I think a lot of them feel like Andrew Wiggins the postal boy of Canadian players, and I always say did you all forget, Steve Nash, Steve. Right. Soft Tristan Thompsons on how soft and is for sure not soften fed one of my favorite things about Jamal Murray is you'll he he's he's he's like a Bob and weave player like in Yokich that Bob and Ryan given Gauguin fun to watch the two of them together. And they get along really. Well, by the way, they do they do they really do. And they're very very different. But they get along great. That is an odd couple. That's odd. Couple. Just gets along with everybody and actually sort of gemology teammates, really really liked him out for all this intensity that we that. I wrote about in his dad everybody really likes him. He's a good kid. You know, all the people that he got across cross with Kyrie and Luke Walton they're all like, oh, no, no. He's fine. We're always just a young guy. He's he's great. You know, but for all that bobbing and weaving in that low to the ground stuff when he gets a lane to the basket he goes for it. You will try to hammer people, and he is aggressive. It's it's it's very very fun to watch is. And he's very, you know, he's been working towards this entire life. And he says you think this is the as hard you can make compared to what I've been doing this easy. It's interesting though, that you that he was both reticent with you and talked about slumps because he's started every season in the NBA. It's only three now very slowly. Yes. And I was in Denver last year in November. And he was just in a hellish slump and not only that he was passing up open three pointers. To drive in the land. And take these floaters that were driving me crazy watching and subsequently found out driving, the coaches crazy and driving him crazy. And so I was there at a practice one day, and I had to interview three or four other people..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Yeah. Players and clubs all you know, criminal activity. We could go on day about all the stuff that goes on for our biggest problem to be a father who's around and cares about his son. I'll take that problem. If you wanna call it a problem how Jamal when you got sit down with him. Well, he was a little reticent at first we we don't know each other. And I was there for couple of days. I think it helped that some of the other players knew me, the coaches new Mamie, Michael my goodness. I covered his dad. Brennan years. I remember Michael when he was young. And so I think he had probably done his homework on me a little bit. And we sat down he he was a little defiant at times, which I think comes through in the piece a little wary of me, you know, I think for Jamal. It's not fair to have the story totally about his dad because he's the one that work. Yeah. He's the one that succeeded in everybody makes that point most of all his father, and the part that really caught me. And it's the only part that I worry a little bit about because I really think this relationship even though it looks unhealthy to all of us from the outside. And as you know, we were with a prominent assistant coach recently together who said this is crazy. This is stupid. This crazy having been watched them and watch them interact. My only concern is when the one point he said, I when he was in the slumpy said, oh, I don't wanna let my dad down when I miss a shot. I I don't want him to be disappointed. If I make a mistake. I know nobody else is going to notice, but he's gonna notice. So that was the only thing that gave me pause. You know, that's an because you can't when you make a mistake. You shouldn't look to your coach. But you sure as heck shouldn't look in the stands at your daddy. So, but what I like, and what I think I've seen is in its mentioned. In the pieces that look he's in the NBA his his horizons have expanded they have to and so Roger Murray doesn't know about sleep habits or sleep science or nutrition or you know, he doesn't know about meditation. But some of the mental health things at these these, you know, we have state of the art things happening with these teams. And and I think he knows I know what I know. And I know what I don't know. And I think that's why it works. The meditation stuff is interesting. I didn't know that about him. Right talk to tell people about so that goes for so this father. We would just read about the push ups, the pull us my favorite was they they grew up in you know, they lived in on -tario. So the immediately fled all the basketball courts in the winter. What's right? And he dribbled a basketball on ice. And he said, I have very good balance. That's a learned behavior. That was that was dribbling the ball on ice is a lot a lot This right? slippery. No right to me. That was really didn't have people who did that as university of New Hampshire like flood their law. Like, you know, they're frats at UNH. There were frats at you. None of them flooded the lawn with war to play hockey or something they did. But no one was dribbling a basketball can recall, they used, you know, you age the the the traditions you throw a dead fish on the ice. You know, this about you h score goal. Yeah. I don't think they are allowed to was. It was a squid. And I don't know. I don't think they're allowed to do it anymore. We had a tradition at Dartmouth one of the frats ice their lawn fun. And it winter carnival every year, which is essentially just party a party. Right, right. You would lineup beer kegs one after the other and someone would I think on skates or maybe they would just run I carry member skate up to the line of beer kegs and just jump over serious as far as many as you could get and can you skate? No, I can't skate either. And that's terrible. I'm from New England. I really would like to learn how to skate I can't skate. I do skate, but I don't how to stop I'm afraid to stop. And I think because when I was a kid we grew up..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now the low post welcome to the low post podcast live from Los Angeles, California, where the great Jackie MacMullan has made a huge mistake, which is publishing outstanding feature story when she is in the same city as me because that means she has to come on my podcast or because I will not stop asking her to Jackie MacMullan. How are you? I love being on your podcast. Now, can I just tell the story quickly that the last time we are on the podcast? Sure. We're talking about shooting touch that organization. I was involved within Rwanda. And this is how much clout the low post has some gentlemen, from Georgia, whoever you are forget your name, sir. I apologize listened wrote it down and made a very nice donation to the charity which helps kids Rwanda. So that's the power of Zach. It's called shooting touch people. Well, I didn't mean for that to happen again. I'm just saying you got some juice would say it would be a nice coincidence. So I like to do this one when? Writer, I love and no of right, something big. And today you came out with a monster Jamal Murray profile and he's such a smart player to pick. Because he's one of these sort of swing players of the season. We don't know enough about him. Now, we do. So when did you pick him, and like when did you go to Denver, take us through the origin story? Well, I was watching him last year. And Doc Rivers had made an off hand comment to me about him a year ago. And he said you watch him he said he could go either way. That's always a great comment. Right. He could go either way. And so I thought oh, okay. And and so I had my eye on him and Denver star Demer was good and the great Kevin arnovitz. And I had exact same idea. I did and graciously said, no you go ahead. You take it. I think mostly because my daughter lives in Denver. So it was a little bit of a junket for me. I can't think of a better reason, honestly. But really it just was an they were an interesting team. You'll. You know, that's another story we should do. But I just I had I liked the way Mari played he played with a certain amount of fire, and he like motion players, you know, we were talking today on the jump about emotional shooters. Which is what you know. I call Russell Westbrook. So I was curious about I didn't really know much about him at all and start doing a little research started asking around brought me all the way back around to Doc Rivers. And I said all right. What is it about to Moammar? And he told me which was in the piece that he was watching a play, and he was just all over the place mission shots like crazy turn to Lawrence. Franken said that kids going to lead the scorn in some day alerts rags like what are you talking about kid hit a shot his rookie year? He didn't hit a shot for the first five games. I had forgotten about right? Isn't that? Crazy. Right. And so then doctor said, no he he's going to because he thinks he will. And so that was sort of the springboard I went I guess I was in Denver gosh early December early to mid December spent three days there got to talk to. Jamal got to talk to his teammates, the coaches some of the opposing players and then his dad came into town, and I got to speak with him. I actually spoke with him over the phone, but he was someone that I really thought I needed to meet because of course, he was the central figure in the story, and I wasn't going to be comfortable writing about Jamal and his dad, and let's actually got to sit down and meet his dad and talk with him a little bit. So let's talk about the dad because you said he is Roger is is the center of the story and just the details of their workouts. When when he was a kid but push ups in the snow laps before school conditioning, route straight up hill that will run sideways or backwards. He disconnects the TV, no cell phones. This is a sports parent. Sounds like a sports parent. Right. And usually when you get a parent like this. He's in Denver a lot. I believe right..
"jackie macmullan" Discussed on Be Honest with Cari Champion
"Hey, everybody, welcome to another edition of beyond so often asked by so many different folks. So how did you start in this business who do you like what are you love? And it's namely women women who trail blades women who did what I did far better than I do it. Now, one of which is here with me. Now, I am a fan. She is a friend. Also, a colleague Jackie Matt you may know her Jackie MacMullan. Thank you so much for being on my podcast. I appreciate to be on your pocket. She's honored. I'm honored. Okay. So Jackie we all know, your work. You are considered one of the foremost of not premier. I'm not just saying that to say that you are well respected in this business by everyone specifically in basketball, and you wrote a book, it's called basketball a love story. Tell me about the the Genesis if you will. So I didn't realize I love basketball to my junior high school. I played so much later than everybody else. But once it took hold me carry it never ever like only I ended up playing basketball well into my fifties longer than I should have. And so when this concept came up, Dan, close the great. Filmmaker had this idea about basketball love story. It was what is it about this game? That takes hold of these men women foreigners, college coaches, high school, coaches, pro coaches, what is it about that game that grabbed hold of you and as Kevin Durant says makes the gates of heaven up. So I thought it would be a great project to be involved in. And it was just fascinated list. Listened to some of the greatest people in the game. We love the game so much and how they Pierce veered because they love the game through terrible things. But also some of the gracefulness of their lives interviewed a lot of people in this book that are absolutely amazing. So if you had to pick, and I know there's so many great still raised. I know. Right. So pick one story that that really stuck with you. And you said this is exactly why. It's okay. So we're talking about trail-blazing women. Yes. So Nancy Lieberman is a trail. Lebron grew up in house. Does she's hilarious in this book? Talking about her mother her parents are gone through a divorce wanted the lights out schlitz two brothers. Sid was happening said. We're poor. I'm not poor. Yeah. You're poor porn. She's thinking I get I figure out a way to get out. So basketball's our way out or mom's run around the house puncturing her basketball because she's driven in house all day. So she decides to go to famed Rucker park to play, but she she little girl. So she gets a big jacket. She stuff support toilet paper and stuff and she gets on the subway. Looking real mean in case anybody tries to bug her. And she gets to the park, and they're all looking they're like, what do you want little girl, and she's like your name Rucker? No, we'll good nature park. That story because she had become great friends with them. And she's one of the greatest players of all time or female, male or female, and she said it on both sides. So we appreciate who she is. If you were to if you were to say to someone and they're reading this this not necessarily as a basketball fan, but just as someone who's a casual sports fan. What would they walk away from it would walk away realizing the dedication it takes to be the greatest to be the best in anything. But also if you don't love the game, you never will be one of the best because it has to consume you otherwise you get distracted just like all the rest of us do everyday life. You know, I hear all the greats in, you know, say things like Tom Brady said if you want to be meeting got to give up your life because I gave him my life. Right. That's right, ankle Jordan feels that was his wife is everything else was his mistress. Everything like basketball was what I love nothing else that and you had the opportunity to cover some of the greats, and I have to talk to you. I would be wrong. If I didn't bring Boston year relationship with that city Celtic and how..
NBA, Depression and Rosen discussed on The Undefeated
"PIN senior writer, Jackie MacMullan sat down with several NBA players to talk about mental health in the NBA, Chris, Bosh, Kevin love tomorrow, Rosen, and Paul Pierce to name just a few have opened up about their struggles with depression and anxiety then be has now hired Dr William Param as its first director of mental health and wellness. Should this prompt the NBA to have some sort of mental health policy or plan for players struggling with these issues t start with you? I would say absolutely. Self care is just as important as physical care and treatment. And to be honest, it just seems logical that players NBA NFL any professional sport that athletes would kind of feel this amount of pressure to wear dealing with depression and anxiety seems like it's something that could logically happen. I mean, you've got pressure from your. Teammates, you got pressure from the fans with social media. They're always like direct access pressure to you all the time. You got pressure from your family. They don't see you as often or have expectations for you and your downtime. You get pressure from executives, especially mentioned into Doron Dhamar under Rosen, who thought that he had some form of transfer loyalty with people in the Toronto organization and then ends up being traded. So there's there and then they have pressure from themselves. I'm sure. I mean, everyone has expectations of themselves. I mean, we're not even athletes in. I'm pretty sure all of us on this podcast, have expectations for ourselves and how we feel when we don't meet them. So it makes a lot of sense that there would be that there will be mental health struggles among athletes. And so I do think it's very important for the NBA to have done. This, I think is also important to make sure that there's protection for them for the players for this kind of thing. Because as I've been reading, I've seen that owners have been saying that if this is something that we do that they want to have. Access to the records. And as you know, most medical records in some form are are confidential, and I think that in their mind, I think the argument is, you know, we have access to the players physical record, so we're able to make decisions on what we wanna do based on a player's physical health. We should also do the same for someone's mental health, and I think that's where I probably disagree with the owners in that sense because a lot of times having that confidentiality is what helps you to progress in what helps you to get