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Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"james worthy" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Way you've done it, man, you're kept in your queen with you from high school. The way you present yourself, bro, I can salute all that stuff, man. And that's what I take from it, and that's what I did. That's what I'll take, and that's what I'll take away from it. Yeah, that was a strongly my take now that we've got the accolades out the way, how you make anti Davis, not even clapping for your boy. What's up with that AD? Nothing. Nothing just something people want to something people want to add. Okay, so now that we got all through the Pats on the back, don't ask me about that. What was with stopping the damn game? Not that long ago you saw your Friends on what they said that they were going to do. Prior to the moment occurring, they said they were going to stop the game unless it was like there were certain populations like under two minutes and 5 minutes. Things like that. I get all that. For him to break it at the time that he did was essentially was almost at the quarter break anyway. Yeah, yeah, it was like 8 seconds. Anyway, I really did not have a problem with the whole stoppage of the game. It was way too long, bro you could do all of that. You could stop the game. Give them the ball. Go ahead. Have them hold the ball up. Circle around, look at everybody, wave, like go down on the ground, bend over like he did. Take a bunch of deep breaths like he just ran the marathon. You can do it. You can still do all of that. But the stop wife kids, Friends, rappers, actors, and then a speech. And did this Adam silver's there? That to me should have been after the game. That you do that after the game. You don't stop and I know it's gonna be the quarter break, but you don't stop the game for 25 minutes in the middle of the game. And then you don't let cat speak. That was something because it came out there. So which one is it? The game two was a break too long. Our show Kareem have also talked. Both. If you're gonna stop at that law, then you gotta let cap say something. You gotta, you just don't have them. You know how he just handed him the ball. You gotta have capsaicin. If you're gonna stop the game, that long, I thought that was a little weird. And then also the next game, they had a whole pre game celebration with James worthy speaking on the court and all that stuff. And it's like, dog, then y'all just do this. Y'all just did this two nights ago, but that was a little weird. The pregame to the pregame one to me was like, all right, okay, hold on. He did this last year. You just did this. Yeah, so I can see one side or the other. Everybody lets somebody make up their mind. Well, ultimately, the only reason why people were watching its game between the 12th best and the 13th best team in the Western Conference on Tuesday, I was to watch that happen. So give me all of it. All of it. I've told you before and I said this word watching that we're watching the Laker game in here last Saturday. And LeBron went through the lane and had like a dis monster dunk and then his classic LeBron posed me mug at the crowd. What came out of my mouth? I said, I would like that guy if he just didn't do so much lame stuff that was unorganized. And I said that. And I've admitted that before, I would actually like him. If he just didn't do so much unorganized lame stuff, that I view is like, come on, bro, like, come on, dawg. Passive aggressive, that's what we can't be Friends. I don't like a passive aggressive people. You got something to say say, you're going to do something to do it. Don't go around the bush about it. Just come right at me and then we cool. When you dancing, I don't know, I don't know what your motives are. I don't know what you're doing. So that in a sense, I don't want to bang on a man. I thought the suit was fresh. I thought he looked good. I thought LeBron represents himself well, man, but I just thought that the half time. I mean, it's hard to stop it to the game was his laugh an hour. Come on. I think the pregame thing was probably a bone to the fans that spent thousands of dollars to get tickets to that game on Thursday. Probably too. Yeah. That's fine. I don't have a beef with that, but those are still the same fans that saw everything. And once again. I know Shan shark was there when he broke the record and said he would have spent another day on Thursday night. LeBron is like, he's very tacky at times, right? Like you're just saying DJ. I'd fully expected him to wait until Thursday to break the record where he would be doing it against Kareem's old team. Me too. Playing for Kareem's other team, breaking Koreans record. I totally thought he was going to plan it out that way. Oh, no, when I saw him walking. He won. And you saw everybody was at the game. Come on, Jay-Z's in town. 'cause I really wouldn't have did it for me. I saw my man when he came out with the headband. I knew for a fact. I had lost my under 32 and a half bed for that night. Nope. Instantly, instantly, I was like, yo, can I get a refund, please, and call customer service? I remember he's mic'd up and he goes to his boy. He goes with someone. I thought it was a cool. I'm a dad of son, okay? So I get it. Should I get it tonight? Shall I break it? And then someone's like, yeah, go get it. I go get it. You saw him like, yeah, he's getting it tonight. Anyway, LeBron James, all time Lena's court in the NBA out again tonight against the words with ankle soreness. Steve just said we'll have more on that game and everything else in the world of sports Steve was trending my guy. Lakers with a record of 25 and 31 that game starts in an hour at Golden State Warriors record 28 and 27, the late games at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, Dallas, at
The Bill Simmons Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"They don't know. Well, Larry Bird used to love playing against you. He told me. He loved the scoring forward, so we're more offense to defense in the west, the Western Conference swing had a few of those guys. He loved that trip. The perfect short, all those guys. People don't realize how good Kiki was. Oh my God. They don't understand how good Alex is a score. It was so many scores back then. And that's why people say, man, you scored 19,000 points and you didn't make an all 13. That's why. You had Mark McGuire. I mean, you had Larry Nance. You had Mike Mitchell, now in San Antonio, you know, James worthy. And all guys who had different types of games. And weren't really three point shooters, even you who were like a quote unquote, three point shooter. You probably averaged like, what? One a game at your point. 'cause you didn't take them. No. No. But now you'd be like, now you would have been, I think, three a game. I think you want to take a look. Oh my God. I'm making about 40 meals. 50 mil. I don't know how much this Duncan Robinson make. I make the I'm thinking joke. Joe Harris and Duncan Robinson are like 17, 18 a year. You're easily making that. Yeah, you're 20 million a year. You're bouncing around. All right, you got to go through your show. I want you to come back on when it really gets going with the sons because I think the sense are going to be around for a while in these plants. I've been trying to tell people the sons aren't losing. Unless somebody gets hurt, they're making the finals. Make your golden staircase, your Memphis case, whatever, but we are going to see the suns in the finals unless there's an injury. We're good, man. We can stay healthy. I never been around a team that has been disconnected ever. And I'm not just saying that loose. I've watched these guys all year. They are the real deal. It regards to being a team. And then this beautiful thing is. Well, you got to ask Monte. Deep down kind of happy to take that Lakers drop, right? Now, he said it was never offered because Phoenix just jumped the gun and they just offered him and they took him. He knew what he wanted. He knew he wanted to be able to control his environment. He knew he wanted to be able to do all the things that he probably didn't do when he was in New Orleans. And he wanted that second chance with a group of guys, young guys that would listen to him. And that's why he's here. And they're listening to them. He's like their dad, man. Bad granddad, all of the above. And coach. Well, I voted for him coach of the year. So I did have one. At least I did that. All right, I'm popping on your show at some point, but I'm glad we did this. I'm bringing you back later in the playoffs. Good to see you Eddie Johnson. Appreciate it. Thank you. All right, that's it for the podcast. Thanks to wild's thanks to Eddie Johnson. Don't forget to check out the prestige TV podcast if you like winning time. We have a really good episode that's going up. We watch what's coming on Monday as well. Enjoy the weekend. I will see you on Sunday. When we saw that said I don't have if you ever swear. The wayside on the first level I don't have to ever hear.
The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Doesn't work. This episode of the Cedric Maxwell podcast is brought to you by indeed if you're hiring, you need indeed because indeed is the hiring partner where you can attract interview and hire all in one place. And indeed is the only job site where you're guaranteed to find quality applications that meet your must have requirements or else you don't pay instead of spending hours on a multiple job sites hoping to find right candidates with the right skill sets. You need one powerful hiring partner that can help you do it all. Indeed pardons you on every step of the hiring process. Find great talent through time saving tools like indeed instant match, assessment, and virtual interviews. With instant match, as soon as you sponsor a post, you get a short list of quality candidates with resumes on indeed that match your job description, and you can invite them to apply right away. Plus, you only pay for quality applications that meet your must have requirements. 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Well, what are you going to say to James worthy, man? When the light goes are officially eliminated. You got your script ready. What are you going to do? Send them two tickets to the playoff game. You better do it already. Somehow, I got the hook up. I got the, I've been getting a call from magic's people about coming out there on the 14th of April for his premiere. And I got also supposed to be kind of figuring this thing out. But me to flap out, I was to LA. Come on, man. That's a special event, max. Yeah, I've been reached by magic's people reached out to me. He's having a premiere, and they want me to come out there on the 14th of April for the premiere. Yeah, he's got the documentary coming out, right? He's telling his side of the story. In contrast to the HBO, I don't think I'm going. I know you would go, but bye bye. What do you mean I go on max? Come on, man. Just wait. It's a three. It would be a three day experience. It'd be a day to fly out there. I worked. Unless unless they got some of them dollar bills coming out of somebody's pocket. And I'm good. I mean, you weren't going back. You ain't right. You want me to go just for GP. So I can get booed. I mean, I don't think that's going to be the case. What do you mean? You can tell you a lot of things. You're one of the few, you're one of the few from the rivalry, right? From the south as late as rivalry, you're one of the few ballers in the limelight with the mic in the hand in front of the man. You guys talk your shit. You know what I mean? You gotta spice up this rivalry. You know what I'm talking about? You know I'm a get booed if I go there, but you can talk your shit. You can tell you started a story, man. Max. You bleed green, okay? That's why he's inviting you. He's not invited you because he's going to put you on. You know what I mean? You couldn't have said that any better. I believe green and I love green, okay? So go represent. I can go. A freebie. To give him publicity. No, I'm good with that. I'm good. This episode of the Cedric Maxwell podcast is brought to you by bet online dot AG. Head over to the website or use your mobile device to sign up today and receive your 50% welcome bonus on your first deposit. Just use our promo code CLS 50 to get started. Better line remainder number one spot for all your updated odds and information. Along with player props and great contests throughout the year, your continued source for all your sporting wagering needs, including live betting in your favorite Vegas casino and poker games. It's super easy to get started, so join today. Learn why everyone is saying better line is the fastest and easiest way to wager on all the popular sports and games. It's been online where the game starts. Oh man, I think we did that. With the great max, give me you could have been a rapper, man. I don't know, in a different life. The word play, I like it. Something I gotta be. You had to watch, I mean, you should at least give it a try. I know it's gonna be hard for you to watch that Lakers show on HBO, but it's not bad. What are you talking? No? Is before the time winning though? This is before, man. You know, I can't stumble. I can't stomach the smile and the laughter and all the stuff that goes along with the real funny part about it was that my ex teammate, I played with the Clippers for a minute, just how he was involved in knowing Nixon and to see that that's right. Son is playing his role. And that's what was so funny. I was like, he really looks like norm and then somebody said, oh yeah, that's norm son. No I'm junior with lady. I didn't know that. The role of non Nixon. This is why you could put me on to these type of the backstory. Debbie Allen's wife, husband. You don't know Debbie Allen? Debbie Allen. Found familiar. On that movie fame at one time. She was a famous dancer. She's been on a couple of the Dancing with the Stars that you don't know. I can't explain who it was, but okay, her sister is Felicia Rashad. Who was the huxtable? Oh, yeah. That's fair. Yeah. Her sister. And Debbie Allen was famous for a police show was famous. And then him and norm, they met together and they got married. And that's when they knew. Yeah. Yeah, right now he's nervous because he's afraid this rookie point guard, I'm going to take a spot, but he's confident now. He's thinking during training camp right now. That's where they are in the show right. So yeah, it's good. It's not bad. It's not bad. You know me, man. I'm a historian, especially with basketball. So I love this stuff. Go back in time, learn some, you know, learn about the learn about the robbery. Max is like, fuck that. Great job, max. As always, guys, follow us on social media, of course. See on this media here on YouTube, subscribe, subscribe to us on iTunes as well. So you get all the notifications every time we drop a new episode. And we'll check you guys next week. 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The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
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The Rich Eisen Show
"james worthy" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Him one day and I could have swore to do was like over 6 three. Oh, that is true. He did have boots on him. He probably was 6 40. Right? Because Will Ferrell's also tall and they were right next to each other. If you don't really know your basketball history, send him on group was a baller. He honestly has one of the greatest Sports Illustrated covers of all time. SI cover, it's him about the dunk and he's got the Dominique Wilkins legs up at the knee. It's great. Yeah, you got to wonder how showtime would showtime even if it existed. If Magic Johnson was there, I don't know, would the Lakers one titles? Maybe? Could you figure norm Nixon might not have been traded? Maybe he does get traded, but you still got Kareem, you still got big game James worthy coming in. I mean, who knows? Who knows? What could have been different? Magic's with the bulls, Sidney monkeys on their Lakers. Basketball history is completely different. And I was reading this thing. I know I'm going to screw this up. So don't take this as gossip, but great way to segue to a discussion. They got Magic Johnson. And James worthy, like two drafts apart, I believe, first overall. So it was one of those things back in the day when you made a trade, you got a first round pick, or it was either make a trade or a player signed away from your team, you got a first round pick, which is how they were able to get magic and James worthy. They were like almost compensatory picks for other teams signing players from the Lakers. Are you looking that up TJ? I believe it's something. It's something like that, but can you imagine if they did that now? Hey, here's another first round pick. So the team that already has magic and Kareem and who just want a championship, you get James worthy, the number one player in college basketball. You know, what's interesting is that Jerry West is a brilliant GM, but the one wrong call he had was the potentially picking of Sydney or mongrel. And so he built that whole showtime team after bus insisted that they draft magic and he picked worthy and he picked all those guys, but it's kind of interesting to think that if they would have gone with west initial instinct that the team probably would not have been the same. And so it's funny to see how the rules have changed over the years though for the first round picks because yeah, the Lakers was fleece teams and created a dynasty. Yeah, it's so crazy. He did get the Kobe one right though, right? Jerry West. He definitely did. You know, it's funny. With all the cursing that Jason does as Jerry West, it's like, what's really talk like that? Look, we had Jerry West on our show in 2019 before the pandemic. And when I went into the green room to do an interview with him, I'll just say it. So first two sentences that I spoke with Jerry West, there were, I want to say 5 F bombs. All uttered by him. I said, mister west, how are you? And he basically told me he was feeling a little sick because he caught a cold while he was out in the boat, okay? But within that sentence was a lot of boom, boom, boom, literally. In there and I was just like, yo, this is crazy, Jerry West. So I don't know. I didn't look at the Jerry West characters. You've said insane brockman. I just looked at kind of a lunatic lunatic. As a passionate man, right? Yeah, who was probably, yeah, you lose to the 6 times it probably drove him crazy. In a row in a row and he was named MVP as the one that they lost. So when you have someone who's just a hard worker, passionate from West Virginia who's already gone edge and look, I wouldn't say Luna, I would say he was just, he was very passionate. Yeah, I guess he's being trained. He's been betrayed as kind of a wild man like that. And like you said, TJ, had we never met Jerry West before. I would have been like, jeez. Crazy. Like, oh, I suppose. But then having met him when he came in that day, Marshall folks here too. And he was so awesome. It was so amazing. And then when we had him on the phone, most recently, when rich was out and Suzy was hosting, that's kind of the rules Susie sits in. Jerry West calls up, which is amazing. So we know we've got that going for it. Which is nice. Jerry talked about he had a really terrible day the day before. One of the darkest days he'd ever had and Adam, that brings back to what you said that you had read that Jerry internalized a lot. So yeah, I can totally see that now. How the losses, while almost over 50 years ago, still eats at M to this day. Yeah, they said he would be in his office in The Office would be completely dark and they would just be like one like Tiffany lampshade. I think they said, he would just sit there essentially in the dark. So a lot of darkness for Jerry West, but a brilliant, brilliant basketball mind basketball man. So the James worthy thing, it was because they traded Don Ford to Cleveland. Cleveland stunk so bad and then because of it was a first round pick done in a trade. They had to do a coin toss. So not only did they win the coin toss to get Magic Johnson, they won the 82 coin toss to get James worthy. Well, even deeper than that, and I'm not going to waste podcast time on this, but even deeper than that is kill goodrich, who played for the Lakers. One of the contract got traded, they traded him to the jazz, right? And so the jazz actually won the coin toss, I believe, but the Lakers owned that pick. It's something like if you really want to just go do your research on it. It's really amazing. Basically the Lakers got super lucky in the early 80s, which sometimes, you know, what is a huge part of sports. They were super lucky, Jerry West was that Jack Ken cook was a terrible person and was getting divorced and his wife was going to fleece him for most of his fortune and that he needed to make this deal in half cash half real estate to get rid of the Lakers. I thought it was also really interesting how they showed the scene with magic and his dad when they were talking about the contract that magic wanted and he wanted, I think it was $600,000. And his dad and his dad was like bagging him just to take the 400 like I've never had this amount of money in my life and you're gonna be greedy and it just showed that even at that time magic really believed in himself and knew what he was worth and to this.
Lakers Nation Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Is, this is me in general. So you guys know, I was a teacher for a long time. I was always that teacher where if you got me to yell, if I got upset, you could hear a pin drop in the room, because it very rarely happened that I had to go to that level. I'm not going to do that on here because that's not really my style. I'm not going to scream and shout and throw things or what I'm not ever threw things. Well, no, I threw a clipboard when I was coaching once. That did happen. But in any event, this is, that's not really my demeanor, but I do think that in this situation, fans who are frustrated, I totally get it. I'm frustrated too. I was frustrated watching that game. It was not, it was not acceptable from a competitive standpoint. What we saw from this Lakers team. I mean, the baseline is just going back to teaching. And so many students in junior high who wouldn't try. And that was just the baseline. I even put that as a rule up on my board. Number one, try. Just give it a shot. Put forth the effort, turn in your assignments, do things like that, right? This Lakers team didn't meet that minimum effort to even try turning in. Whatever it is that they were going to turn in for this game. We didn't see them actually go out there and compete. And people have mentioned it on Stu Lance knight on James worthy's birthday, they turn in this performance. There's still what 22 games left in the season? Yep. What does this look like the rest of the way? If this is the performance right now. It looks like a big old mess if you ask me. This is what makes this season so difficult and not fun. Is that they just, they don't even try to make the games closer that they at least look like they're bidding in an effort. Like it's one thing if you're a bad team with not enough talent and you're undermanned, but at least you know you're given an expletive. But the Lakers just, it feels like they're just going through the motions and waiting for the season to end. They feel like they're very reflective of the fan base right now where a lot of people have tuned out for this season. They're very apathetic. Nights like tonight probably don't even bother to be anymore because they've checked out what ten, 15, 20 games ago already. The Lakers look like that too. And it sucks, because and I'm being super Frank here. I was still probably watched the games if I didn't have to do this as a job, but I would not nearly feel as much urgency to tune in to a game and watch it as intently. I just would. Oh yeah, yeah, you would plan to have other stuff that you're doing while the game's on or whatever. And it wouldn't be. It wouldn't be a big deal. And it sucks. Like, I mean, here's this, though. Optimistic Matt here. Is that because the Lakers have been so bad, it has prompted me or pushed me to watch other basketball teams. And that's been fun. I don't want the Lakers season to take away my love of the game of basketball..
The Bill Simmons Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Ultimately, can you win with him? We just really haven't seen it. What do you got KFC? When I was getting hired by the ringer in 2016, Chris Ryan asked me to write just like a sample. I wrote something about Russell Westbrook, we ended up using her for the site of the Russell Westbrook road map. In 2016 and it was about how Katie left and Ross is about to be in control. Remember when he tweeted out that video, now I do what I want. And I wrote in that article how Ross to sustain success and continue maintaining this level of play is going to need to change and evolve his game. I've been on this for years now, so I think with Russ now we're at a point. For the first time, athletically, skills wise, he is declined so much since that point for him. He is officially now in this spot. I know everybody hates when I say it, but you give me a better idea than Russ deciding, you know what? I'm only gonna shoot four or 5 times a game. I'm gonna put all my energy and focus on everything else because if he doesn't do that, it's over. It's done. It's done. So we're at the point here where Russ has to do something to salvage this. Otherwise, it's all over for the Lakers and possibly for him. So that's my perspective here with Ross. He should have seen this years ago while he was still winning MVPs, but he didn't, because of his own stubbornness because of his own self confidence. But now you've failed you are at rock bottom and every Lakers fan knows it. Even rust stands aren't standing up for us anymore. He's at the point now where he needs to change or it's over. It's over. Well, winner, everybody who loves James worthy in the postgame show. Oh, James worthy. Huge renaissance. They gonna pick in that show up as you know. By the way, we're talking to for four fits tomorrow morning. How early on? Hell yeah. It's so good. I've been on this since the weird when Nick young was there in Russell and all those guys. And they would go to James after the game and he really loves the Lakers. Like magic. I know magic loves lickers too, but when he does the tweets and stuff, you're always wondering what his agenda is. James is on after the game and he's like a dad who just was at his daughter's lacrosse game. I can't believe they blew it with a minute left. And he's just, he's just like bleeding purple. He's so into it. It's really the only guy I can think of like that was how heinzen was with the Celtics forever as the announcement that he really loved them. He couldn't every call. He thought was the worst of front ever, but I enjoyed the James stuff. So I think that's a winner. James worthy fans. Well, speaking, speaking back ties back to what we were talking about earlier some earlier if they're merry go round thing continues. And that's something that we stand to lose. I mean, if we lose guys having tenure like that, James worthy, he's not from LA. I'm pretty sure it's North Carolina. Yeah, I was just saying, I don't know if that's something we stand to lose in the future. Yeah, like who belongs where? Yeah. You know? I think about that a lot because you know we have all the banners in Boston. You can look up and most of the guys were there the entire time. The recent ones like KG I who knows if they're going to do Ray Allen was a smirking. But a lot of guys who are just there their whole careers. And now where does LeBron and the basketball Hall of Fame, I assume he goes in as a cab. He's gonna go in as a cab. I guess. He did 11 years there. He.
The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"james worthy" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Just us in the media, but we all know how surgical Maxwell feels about the Lakers. Yeah, we all know how James worthy feels about Cedric Maxwell and the Lakers. No disrespect, but James worthy has been talking more shit than I've seen any NBA player talk about a game that they had actually nothing to do with in a long time. I sent Jill slay some of the video that I saw because he's been out here and he's got the cigar literally lit up on camera. That's on camera. And it's just absolutely giving subject the right act. It's just absolutely hysterical to see. Beef that is fucking decades old. Yeah. Come to life. It doesn't go anywhere. No, no. I mean, again, part of the sideshow between the Lakers and the Celtics. But bottom line is this was a bad game for themselves. We're talking about different players and things of that nature. But overall, this was just a bad game for them. Yeah, and the way that they have been playing, they were due to have a game like that. But the point that Bobby made earlier, and I think it's true, the Lakers did enough dumb things early on where the Celtics were like basically a two to three minute really good run from possibly getting this thing under control and not allowing the liquid to just kind of pull away the way they did. But again, I mean, I'm not like, and as far as I didn't shoot, it was concerned. He's changed the calculus by which we judge him now by his play. Before his command, yeah, and that, to me, is why I think that there's more talk about his play because he's been so damn good. And he's been so incredibly consistent like the last couple of weeks that to see him play the way he did tonight was just a little bit jarring. But we know what Marcus smart Marcus I mean up and down Dow Jones average. So nice really great all nights not with the effort is always gonna be great. But obviously this wasn't a night thing where that was enough. And then as you guys mentioned earlier, about rob. I loved his game early on. I love what I was seeing. And just to see it just kind of proof disappear. Very frustrating. That's a bummer too, and it's again, you know, the reason I wanted to get into rob a little bit was, you know, and again, people are in my timeline. Like, oh, does he look springy enough for you, John? And I'm like, that's exactly what I'm talking about. Like, this looks like rob from last year at the beginning of the season. It did not look like rob from last year. Are you telling me you can't see about a foot's worth of vertical difference in the way he's jumping?.
Lakers Nation Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Lakers, your Lakers just picked up win over the Boston Celtics, a fairly comfortable win. I'm already grabbing some super chats that are coming into the chat here, by the way. But the Lakers pick up a fairly comfortable win one 17 to one O two against the Celtics big third quarter. Thank you Russell Westbrook. Welcome to LA. My goodness, one explosion from Rus 15 points in the third quarter. Lakers get a much needed win, particularly coming off that loss to the clippers. So the Lakers do pick up the W in this one. We're going to break it all down. We're going to talk about who was good who was not so good. We're going to talk about what this means for the Lakers season. Some new wrinkles that Frank Vogel threw it on the offensive end. I thought were pretty interesting. We'll talk about those. We'll also get into the different starting lineup that we saw as well, plus the defensive decisions that were made. Russell Westbrook, guarding Jayson Tatum, what? That's what we saw out there tonight. So we'll talk about that. A lot to break down as you guys can see. Solo show tonight, but never really just me. It's always me and all of you. So if you're coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome in, taking your questions and comments as we go through everything tonight. If you're listening to the podcast version of this, make sure you subscribe over on Apple podcast Spotify wherever it is that you listen to podcasts. All right, let's get into some of your questions and comments first and then I'm going to get to the stats of the night, but I'm seeing some really positive comments here and I want to make sure we address those. I've got a lot of people. Somebody said James worthy was lightened up a stogie after the win and gotta love that James worthy. Classic showtime era Laker, it means a little bit more, right when the Lakers get a win if that's a win over the Celtics. Matters that much more. Better team defense, I'm seeing a lot of people mention the defense was better. Yeah, they turned up the defense in that third quarter only 20 points scored by the Boston Celtics. The Lakers defense finally looked Vogel as it looked like a Frank Vogel defense. They were making the extra effort making the extra rotation. I'm curious coming out of halftime, what Frank Vogel said. Remember in the past, when the Lakers really turned it on, it meant Frank vocal kind of lid into them at halftime. I'm trying to remember who the opponent was about a week week and a half ago with the Lakers came out and really turned it up defensively and they had this big energy win. I was the first true solid win that the Lakers had where we weren't nervous in the fourth quarter. And Frank Vogel kind of laid into the Lakers and halftime. Did he have to do that again here? Or did they just take it upon themselves to pick up the energy pick up the effort on the defensive end and then really get into the Celtics? Because that third quarter was a big, big difference tonight..
The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"james worthy" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Team are willis and frazier and you can have a decent argument about the bush around monroe. I mean i'll take it a step further. The showtime lakers are legendary. And when one a lot more championships than those extremes did but i'm still not sure that james worthy should have been on that list along with magic and kareem he. Was you know a vital third star there but worthies one of those guys who when you start playing the game of like our. He's part of these store teams championship teams as part of a dynasty but how vital to that dynasty was he and if he were on another team without magic and kareem are we still glorifying his career. I'm not saying tossing off the list for that reason. I'm not saying. I've even made that decision yet because i haven't as we tape this but i but i thought i'm thinking about it. I'm thinking about whether james worthy actually deserves to be there and it's not the whether deserves to be there. It's whether twenty five years later when we're trying to go through lebron and curry and harden and westbrook and carmelo and everybody who's come along since our does worthy still hold up when i'm kind of thinking about worthy and did some guys as we just mentioned the knicks. Did some guys get dragged along by the wonder in the back of their teams. And you have to ask stat about james. But i remember thinking this those laker team. First of all they won five. You don't do that with two guys and that offense when you look at. It was one of the great things in the history of sport. It was so efficient in the half court. Okay they threw the ball into kareem. I get it. And they were so efficient. Going up and down the court that i saw the way they played the game. Those showtime lakers is almost underrated. They are unbelievable. Team and worthy was a huge part of that team. Do i remember him..
Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"james worthy" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"I didn't owners. It's true look coups. Who's we tried all of us. Try to get on that train and we kinda of chirp chirp for it a little bit but man you just trip away to washington. Thank you coups. Era was rocky. That's for sure. I mean particularly in terms of like i went for a guy that was on a team that won a ring. I mean he's got to be one of the more maligned. Humans in lakers history champion. No yeah and and that. And i don't know if anybody saw but coups put out some you know some instagram's in some tweets today thanking the laker nation. You know it always starts off the same. I got here. I was young kid blah blah blah. I became a man. Okay fine and at the end of it. He's like you know. I'm a laker for life. And i read that. And i'm like no no not the buzzer. Think you're a laker for life. Dude like the. Nobody's gonna be like. Oh you remember the team from the bubble. You remember who was on that team v like. Yeah lebron and nobody's going to be like oh man coups like when i look at how the lakers have former players as television. Analysts derek fisher. Obviously robert ory had big moments for some legendary teams james worthy. That's an easy one. But i don't think anybody's going to yeah coups. We want to welcome you back to the family when your career is done. I mean it was a stop. Laker for life is ridiculous. I wanna talk about that later. On man coups is going to have a monster game. When comes back to la you can carry into that gray. Oh sure no. He's for sure gonna go for forty. Five points is gonna have like ten rebounds and six assists. He's going to crazy is going to play the best games of his career. The lakers has from here on out. Of course but also i mean look at the team that he's gonna be on over there versus the team that he was over on over here. He's going to be wide open. He's going to be like he like he was having. Luke walton as head coach. All over again be here talk. Blake up we're just getting levels. We're just underway. We got a lot to get through today. Today is going to be a great reaction friday. Because i know that there are a ton of dodger fans out there that wanna get on the radio and talk about what went down yesterday and when got finalized today and i still know there's a ton of laker fans out there. Many of whom are still celebrating and a lot of them with a dissenting opinion. That don't think this is such a great move and it might not work out. We are going to open the phones and take your calls but before we do clinton we have a chance to give away a thousand dollars coming.
Wendell's World & Sports
"james worthy" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports
"He got there. Whatever break does he got how fortunate he was. He's a champion. So what are we talking about here. Third player since dirk nowitzki when delayed the dallas to the championship at twenty eleven quite leonard. Twenty nineteen those are the only two players think about in terms of before young to without either the franchise building a quote unquote super team or drafting. A quota will super team or through trades and free agency. The second best player on the team is a top ten top fifteen player in the league. The third player on that group is the perennial all-star if you think about the annals of nba history about the champions for the most part. I mean you have the boston. Celtics with a major star magic johnson superstar kareem abdul-jabbar time in all star and james worthy. You think about the boston. Celtics of major starring larry bird superstar in kevin mchale and all star in robert parish. You think about the san antonio spurs are made to start with. Tim duncan a superstar with manager. Nobly in an all star. But tony parker even though you can almost switch those around in terms of superstar in all star with money and tony parker you speaking about the heat of the miami heat the for your run where they had the megastar in lebron james superstar. Dwayne wade all-star in chris bosh. You had bought the celtics whenever championship with megastar being. I don't know what maybe kevin garnett. Maybe for another year or two star..
The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"james worthy" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"And i think it's the future of this if you want to be good in broadcasting you gotta be yourself and authentic. There was a time where troy talks about it. He's like you know. Aikman was going in as the number one analyst for fox and his bosses were saying you gotta talk more about the offensive line play and he said why and they said 'cause madden does it because millen does it because that's just how it's done he's like but i'm a quarterback. I don't look at the game that way and they kind of got around now. Romo does his own thing and now it's kind of breaking open with you guys and what you're doing that i look at you. Look at burleson. I look at it. Keep to even the few games he's done. You don't have to get in this weird box you can be and still be really entertaining and educate the viewer. I appreciate what you guys do. I appreciate how it's you and your boys on your own terms. That's the coolest thing about surgery appreciate that we do. We love that. We thank you for that Whenever you talk about the people that are making decisions though at places like your place and other places. They don't necessarily agree with that. I'll be working for you someday. Fat listen actually. That's the thing. I don't know if i have the ability to do that. Because i don't know how long the future this is the. Nfl thing is the name image. Likeness thing. i'm trying to figure out how we do that but it ends with us not potentially pissing somebody off or fucking somebody over. Somebody like that is a tough. I'm not. I don't have that executive know and those guys are amazing. What they do. And i look at the fox. Pregame show is such envy and and like. Aw that it's been. How we terry jimmy curt menefee and james performance strahan for all those years and i work with those guys and glaser. They love each other. They love the bosses. They loved the producers and they get along so well. It's what you guys have in your little world but it's within that corporate umbrella. I think that's pretty cool. It's rare to find that though we're trying to do that with good morning football and i think we've hit on grade level with that as well with our own camaraderie. But what do you see to buy. That's gonna last you think longtime because you all hope so you really do. Franks shrinks traits. Flying coach really good incredible. Nate burleson is really good at everything else that he does outside of good morning football. Kay adams what she's on entertainment tonight and everything really good. People people cow brandt. He's about the host a massive show for network that he's currently in australia for that deal in the energy. You guys have in the vibe. You have. I've thought about this a couple of times like do you think and i'm not gonna talk you know. Do you think that show is going to be able to with that. I also social show but it seems like what you're talking about the corporate world right. What happens is you get a good mix but then everybody's really good so like okay here. We go this person gets boom. This person gets boom. This person gets bom. And then they try to recreate that and oftentimes. It's very difficult to do what you guys ever special. What i'm saying is. I wonder it's gonna get tough for you guys to not. I think because how good that show is and how many people watch who watches and how good you guys are. I tell you this from my perspective. And i spoken to the other. Three hosts plenty times about it. We built this thing together. Like there's such loyalty to each other. We love doing it and all those other opportunities stemmed from being on good morning football three hours a day and the great chemistry. We have so. I love working with kale of work of working with nate. And i love our producers. I'm hoping and praying that the nfl network is kind enough to let us keep doing it. But obviously nate burleson doesn't need good morning football right now. He's on the sunday morning. Cbs show he can host any show he wants. He doesn't entertainment but we really get along. We have a good time in. Our show is different and he doesn't have to wear a suit and tie and sell the whole time like we could talk. We could talk to each other so hopefully we can all stay together. I know that the four of us would like to. We'll see what happens. But i mean that's happened and pat. Riley called it the disease of me when they started winning and everyone said magic wanted. His james worthy wanted his. And you've got to avoid the disease of me. We haven't had hit us yet. Hopefully that stays this way. There's no you know individual diva on our show. Which i think you can appreciate being on ensemble group as well. The disease of me is an interesting way to paint a picture from an executive standpoint of your people getting fucking and broken off not buy button. I understand what you're saying. let's talk about. Let's talk about flying coach. Great show because you might get broken off. The disease of me might get in for that because it is a great show. You're talking to people that everybody wants to talk to with a guy in sean. Mcvay that everybody wants to talk to. You have great chemistry there. The conversations are go tie has listened to every minute of every single one. I've only got a chance to hear. Clips the one. Today they'll cow. Shane.
Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"james worthy" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Homepage. We list are gassed and boy. Have we had some great ones. Tim brown the future hall of famer. James worthy in the hall of fame in the nba thurman nba hall of famer. Ken burns the documentarian. Who did that. Wonderful new documentary on jack johnson. Espn's chris berman jack youngblood. Nfl hall of famer a pair of nba hall of famers in nate archibald clyde drexler. Also if you're into auto racing than you know these names. Bobby ray haw and emerson fittipaldi and that list goes on on and on so all you have to do is go to the website. Sports byline dot com and.
KFI AM 640
"james worthy" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Bye. He would say something like, oh, that Kobe Bryant pass it off to James. Worthy Well, James Worthy hadn't been on the team for about 15 years and still snuck his name and every once in a while. I enjoyed. I know there were no, there were a few occasions of that happening. But everyone was cutting chick more than enough black just under just understanding, right? But I mean, t have You know Chick Hearn with Lakers Bob Miller with the Kings? Of course. Vin Scully with the Dodgers, right? I mean, we have no idea how spoiled we were. Yeah, And you know, it's one of the reasons I feel like I'm the luckiest sportscaster ever in America, and I'll tell you why. You know, I came to be known as America's sidekick because I was not a next collegiate, a professional athlete, But I fit into the analyst because I have a knack for doing analysis, you know, in color on and so I, You know, I started with Bob, Listen to who I worked with him with Bob Miller doing the Kings. Bill King, who was a Hall of Fame National Football League Hall of Famer, You know, with the Oakland Raiders. When they moved down here to Los Angeles, I became Bill King's partner, and I was 11 years Bill King's partner and doing boxing at the Forum. I was Tom Kelly's partner. Uh, yeah, and then Ralph Lawler's partner on Clippers basketball in the four years that I did Clippers basketball. So you know, it was just It was just an amazing thing. I I fell into a bullet Cherries. And you know, I'm forever grateful to all those guys. Because, you know, they believe me to sit next to all those guys. You just can't imagine what a wonderful experience you know that was for me. And then and then I was able to be part of three. Different Major league teams broadcast left off Lawlor. He was great as well. And remember, Look, it's been probably 15 10 years or so, since I've heard this I remember what Lawler's law awas. You know, That's right. Yeah. First team to 100 wins. You know, he was right most of the time with that rich. Can you stay with us? I'm gonna figure out who's gonna win the Super Bowl and you would have more sports knowledge and I do. Okay. I'm not too sure about this one. But I'd be glad to say I hate to use another track term, but I need the release. You know what that means, right? I do. Okay. He knows he knows that. That means that means you know, you bet eight races. You lost them all. You need to know who's gonna win the night. I need the release. I need to get to the window and get even here before I get to the parking lot. Very good. We got the rich morada with us for a live on Ko.
The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"james worthy" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Didn't have that perception. I remember his mugshot. It was right there on par with Charles birth. Please who by the way agree with them or not. He has the balls to take an opinion. Even if it's unpopular Irish Charles Barkley. Yeah, I respect he does he will he will put it up there. But I think the public. Has gotten over it, you know, the public is accepting them that that is who he is where they'll always something. Yeah, that's just that's just you know, what makes something most people don't get that opportunity to you know to make a mistake or or say things like him that aren't as flamboyant and without you know without losing their job. Let me know and I think part of it is one of the few is that some of the craziest things and walk in and for the most part I can't I can't admit I I'm trying to think how many times have you ever heard of Charles Barkley actually because of something he said he apologized I have a lot. I don't remember. I apologize. I mean for same things or for his actions. Let me know. When when he said about black people he said listen, if a cop comes get out of the car, if they tell you to get out of the car, like he went on I think he apologized after that. He doesn't remember him saying I think he just he was a cop says get out the car that you get off the car, you know because Shaq is very much on that Law & Order side because of his father because of him being a policeman himself or you know, auxiliary policemen and Kenny is like the guy counting in the middle and you know wage really is like I love burning early early just keeps traffic going. He's he's just a referee. Yeah, you watch that show even move. Let me make calls. Let me make sure that Charles and Chuck don't have a fist fight when they fish right do you when you're flipping through the channels and you come across that when you stop I do you mean by? Yeah, cuz a lot of times I don't want to watch basketball game. Just like work. I'll stop on that show cuz it's so friggin funny. You all support most for the most, I'll get your payment like work of what he said to me if I'm wrong. I do YouTube almost every day just to see get some of the highlights of maybe basketball or get some highlights about life. And that's what I'll do well on that Max and listen to them to our listeners and they know we've ever off the track. Sometimes we do have a temperature coming up on I think it actually really starting with you and Joe sway you got that one about the next game and dial and then we're going to do Max's most respected opponents to defend that you defend we will we will end up doing that some of my most respected in some of my most I think guys I hated the most too but they were should should go both ways like that. It wasn't even go one. I mean some of the guys I did not help Give It Away by well, I'm just saying for some of the guys like Bill Laimbeer. I really didn't have to guard him. But I was I will in court with him, you know playing against Dennis Rodman to see where he went, you know Burger King and coming down the line, but you didn't have it. You know, if you have ever heard my my podcast with James Worthy, you're really missing one cuz that one was L was going to say the least that on on YouTube as well because that is I mean that got listen to buy so many people anybody in my age group were younger or older is like totally iconic moment and you seem to like really respected one another like it was like a really good, you could tell James is a little nervous. But as you always do you disarm them immediately feel good a great episode. And then we have Spencer Haywood coming up. We have Soledad O'Brien. It'll be doing just waiting for Spencer you and so low down just a two. We're probably end up having a little probably never, you know, Kevin Kevin McHale long. It will talk maybe a little bit about the upcoming book that I'm writing. That's about to be dropped over the next within the next you know, six months called if these walls could talk by Cedric Maxwell and I said, there's some yeah, there are some stories in there that there's some stuff that's not a garden-variety Max felt like I was like, you know when keeping it real goes wrong. That's what that should be the byline no Max. Happy Martin Luther King Day, man, and congratulations on Joe Biden. You're not getting inaugurated, but Trump is leaving so we can log Isolate each other but we got through it and the women we still got what what we got one more day one full day tomorrow. Pardon day. He's nothing is going to happen. He's pardoning every criminal in the land tomorrow. 100 people you have to get ready for his 21-gun salute to rent a carpet red carpet know he's going to do it. Right and what would you do you turn into Biden speech or Trump's you know, that would be faster. I think I know I kind of know where bank is going with this. So I love that but the the either of Donald Trump leaving to a 21-gun salute that that is what they used to say priceless..
The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"james worthy" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"I always remember him by again and watching those games and listening him talk about the game of basketball because as an announcer he talked about the finer points the details of basketball and everybody can see how how you a jump and and Duncan shoots from but he talked about people selling a pick guards using the pick those little finite details, right, but for me, it's going to always be that white towel over his shoulder Yep mm walking up and down that sideline looking at posing and I think sometimes he did that cuz he scared the other team if his players didn't have that off. He'd had him as a coach. Well, I got one image that I'll always remember from Georgetown. I don't know if you you guys remember it. They played North Carolina in the championship. The game was coming down they had to hit off. Ask point, you know, they had a opportunity and I think it was Freddie Brown was dribbling and James Worthy. He threw the ball to James out of the song not paying attention and James dribble the clock out and I remember John Thompson grabbing Freddy Brown and putting his arms around him in a moment. I thought that you know was just devastating for Freddy Brown. I I'll never forget that. You know, that was really something for a coach to do, you know when he put his arm around Freddy Brown and he said he'd probably the most the worst turnover. He could have made in the game when he gave it, you know to James Worthy for North Carolina win that Championship. Yeah. No, that's that's a great point. Do I mean great coaching is understanding how to coach individuals in any given moment. And you know, that's one where you think here's this imposing 6:10. I mean he was he was you know, he was an imposing dude and you'd think he'd be dead. You know upset laying in and you're right. It was like a moment where he needed to be held for like a better way to put it 7 time coach of the year for the Big East India Co DC coach of the year in 85 UPI coach of the year in eighty-seven three times Big East Coast to the year. So on so on Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and 2006 Chicago and gone, but not forgotten coach. John Thompson next somebody that I really was in love with the players that I really had a lot of feel for them to talk about it before I give out of stats, but John have a check tell us about him at oh Heavenly check Hondo. That's what they call them..
LeBron James and the Miami Heat: From Champions to Breakup to NBA Finals Opponents
"Brian Windhorst you have spent I think the last decade of your life trying to establish successfully establishing by the way that you are a lot more than the Lebron guy after knowing and covering him longer than any other human being in our business dating back to your high school days in Akron and then even through the time you famously up and moved to Miami to cover him there. So I just want to begin by apologising for pulling you back into the orbit of the same son we've been worshiping for now seventeen years well I wouldn't be here but for Lebron I, extraordinarily fortunate to meet him when He. Was Fourteen years old his move to Miami in open the door for me to come to ESPN. So I, Oh, Lebron immensely, and while all of us want to spread our wings as we get older certainly would never shy away from or or tire from looking at this this guy because he's been influential character in my life and thankfully and influential character in the history of the NBA. Yeah. That was incredibly well said but now it's time to get super messy because in this case in this series where there are so many different interesting storylines and angles, it does feel like past might be prologue. I want to go back ten years now. It is July ninth, two, thousand and ten and Lebron James is introduced to heat fans for the first time along with Dwayne Wade and Chris. Bosh introduced to the NBA really for the first time as this big three and Lebron is asked about his plan for winning championships in Miami. Three kings came down here to win championships. Not One championship to Lebron. Tell us about that not too on. Now. Now by. Not. Fix. So at that moment. How did the Miami Heat See Lebron era playing out? Pat Riley thought that that was. The Greatest Dynasty team that he had ever been able to be a part of. Better than magic and Kareem and James Worthy. Better. Than Shack and Dwayne Wade better than the hopeful teams that he had with the next with Patrick Ewing and Allan Houston John starks. He thought this was one of the greatest teams in the history of the NBA. He saw a horizon for a decade where they would be in the finals year after year after year and maybe they wouldn't win it every year and maybe they wouldn't win five six or seven Lebron said, but they would rack up. It was going to be his sunset team. He was going to ride this dynasty out and then go into the sunset and it was an incredible for years. It was one of the most prolific four year runs in the history of the NBA, but it wasn't that dynasty and Pat. Riley, has never one hundred percent ever gotten over.
Shortest NBA Career, Ever
"Royce. It's been exactly ten years this Saturday since James Names on curry who I should note is not related to Steph curry made his NBA debut. I found this story fascinating. Because here's a guy who has seemingly on on the cusp of achieving all of his dreams. And then poof it's over. He's out of the League. How did you go about finding him? It was a really long on kind of winding path to it and it was somewhat of a passion project. Part of me was I was kind of scared. That's a story outside my comfort zone a little a bit to just completely cold call somebody and track them down and find out because you know on the other side of it. You're going to see like the story is three point nine seconds right and then it's open ended after that. Where's he at? What's he doing is the jailing does he oversees? He'd still trying to play basketball. I have no idea you you can put these stories in your mind. I kinda WanNa know about that. And then they kind of just sort of get lost in the shuffle and you keep thinking about it and you keep wondering about it. And that's what level with me is that finally it was like you know what I'm going to find out about this and I got kind of approval to pursue this story and at that time it was like okay. We don't know where he's at. You know he could be still playing professional basketball somewhere in like Moscow or Turkey. You're the Israel or wherever and it just so happened that when I finally got in touch a to a James on curry through instagram of all places. Because that's how you are a reporter in two thousand twenty. He got back to me and he told me to call them and I said so. Where do you live now? And he told me he lived in ended Oklahoma. which just so happened to be an hour away from me so sad to say I mean up? My editors were quite happy that the travel budget got significantly reduced instead of flying to Moscow or something had to drive up the road. Enid so Royce you reach out to James on you find out. He lives near you. You can get his story you were drawn to his story because he had the shortest career in NBA history. Three point nine seconds. Did he know that when I approached him very much so if you type it in on Youtube if you type in his name. There's a video out there that somebody made and it's got over a million views or something like that and it's kind of like a awhile did you fact in the NBA and James on understood that he was basically the answer to a trivia question and not a flattering trivia. Your question was he a highly touted recruit so james on Curry was really a household name Nina and so much so that in North Carolina lineup basketball history. He's a true legend. He scored more points in high school than Michael Jordan ever heard of them. James Worthy David Thomson and he said that record and he was a five star recruit. He was committed in North Carolina. He was a big big deal and people from all around the state would come to watch him play. He was routinely scoring forty thirty. Five fifty fifty five points at night. He had a dedicated beat reporter that would come and follow him around. He was destined to be the next Great College Basketball Player order and thereby the next grade professional basketball player so from there does he get all the offers two big schools fast track to the NBA. Say He did have the office. Everybody recruiting him. It was it was set up for him to go play for Roy Williams at North Carolina and lead them to national championships and get drafted. Be One and done player go the NBA. All that type of stuff was set up for him to happen. The crazy Roese thing about it was. He plays a game against Graham High School and I think he scored forty seven in that game is team was on the fast track to a state title and the next morning. He shows up at school and he gets called into the principal's office so he walks down the hall. He walks in the principal's office and he sees a bunch of police officers officers in there. And he thinks that they're in there. Because I want to ask him for an autograph and instead of that they put him in handcuffs. James on was caught selling drugs to an undercover cop. James is on sold him. Marijuana and his total take Fort Meena was ninety five dollars so while he was dropping shopping. forty-seven on Graham High School. They were printing up a warrant for his arrest. So at that point everything completely changed from didn't take long for North Carolina to pull his scholarship. He was kicked out of school kicked off the basketball team. He finished high school at an alternative school and really at that point just didn't know if he was going to get another chance. So what does he decide to do. Angst as you might believe since he was so so good some other schools got involved but this kind of random place jumped out to him and really kind of hooked victim and that was Oklahoma State University and part of what Oklahoma State had to sell for him was their coach. Eddie Sutton was a recovering alcoholic and he understood second chances and of course he brought him to Oklahoma state because first of all he's really good second of all because he saw something in James on and thought it was worthwhile taking that shot on. So how does he we do. When he gets to Oklahoma state he was good? There was a game where he was playing in Madison Square Garden. Achieving his dream they're playing against Syracuse. And he was part of a big second half running Ron and three on the insist this cowboys happily Dick. Vitale called him a diaper Dandy and it was a dream come true feeling feeling this outboard played one of the greatest games in all time in college basketball history at triple overtime game against Kevin Durant and Texas. The Dow Jones scored forty something Durant scored forty something and it's known as to be one of the Great Games it starts getting you know. Draft Talk. Scouts are coming to watch him play so it all kind of felt like it. It had come together for James on and he was going to have a shot after all. So curry gets drafted by the Bulls. What happens next? So it shows the Bulls and he's he's sent down to the D. League. He's brought backup. He sent back down. He's brought backup. He's bouncing back and forth and in his mind. He's he's not really getting his chance. And he the as a couple incidents that again pop-up form one. He was at the D. League showcase in Idaho and he gets busted on public urination and gets arrested for it the Bulls suspend them one game. And now it's like you know he's got another thing kind of tagged with them there and here's another incident where he's driving to the airport in Chicago Gago. He says he gets lost on the way to the airport and he misses his flight. Going to New York. And that's another strike from the Bulls and in his mind that that was one that like they couldn't get over over. There was a time where their coach Scott Scales kind of told the team this practices an open tryout for playing time and he felt like he showed everybody up he was he was crushing it. He killed everybody thirty. On the court. And the scrimmage and Scott pulled him aside and I think that scowls thought it was a compliment but it really wasn't at least not to James on but he said you're going to be the best player in the D. League and and that kind of crush James on spirits and GE just goes through the season and he just never gets a chance with them and they end up cutting them after the year so he gets cut by the Bulls else and after that he's bouncing around the Euroleague D. League teams. How does he make his way back to the NBA? Hey bounces around. He gets them chances and he gets drafted. He's actually the first draft pick ever for the Bakersfield Jam. There the D League affiliate for the Los Angeles Clippers Clippers and he's doing great becomes a D. League all star and he finally gets his call he gets the call. Uh what happens next so he gets a call up and suit up for the clippers there in Boston. They're playing the Celtics. It's late third quarter. There's some foul trouble issues. Injury issues for Rondo now. The final possession for the Boston Celtics. The James on gets says number called Mike Dunleavy says game with three point nine seconds ago. There's three point nine seconds left on the clock in the third quarter James on jumps up runs runs the scores table and look look comes in James on Curry Hey is first appearance ever in an NBA game. What a thrill? It's gotTa be dream fulfilled hears his my name called out in the arena runs out on the court. He's guarding region. Rondo Sri couldn't have expected it right at this moment a week ago. I sure didn't expect Eddie. There's a quick play run. Not much happens doesn't touch. The ball doesn't do anything other than just kind of stand there with a half. The A reasonable job lookers pretty happy to be down by only five buzzer. Sounds runs off the court and De'andre Jordan. Subs is in for him to start the fourth quarter and he never steps on the floor again and like literally never because the next morning he wakes up. He gets a call from the clippers the next morning telling him he's been