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"jay williams" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Just create the thing, and don't wait. Welcome to the limits, I'm Jay Williams. And that was some wise advice to all young creatives out there from my guest today. Coleman Domingo. You see in basketball, we call this greatness, a triple threat. These are people that can shoot, pass, and dribble with ease. And you know that as soon as they walk on the court, you're going to see some magic. While Coleman is a triple threat of Hollywood, whether as an actor on the big or small screen, a star on the stage or a producer and filmmaker, his presence is an insurance of that same kind of magic. He just received an Emmy nomination for his role as Ali on HBO's euphoria. You gotta believe in the poetry. The value of two people sitting in a diner, Christmas Eve, talking about life, addiction, loss. He's currently touring an animated short film called new moon that was based on his own one man play. And he just rapped shooting a role on an upcoming film adaptation of the color purple, the musical. He's no stranger to important projects about the history of African American lives and legacies. He's been in Ava duvernay's Selma. We build the pan as we came. Rock by rock. Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln, and one of the lesser didn't die that day. We joined it with a 116th U.S. color, sir. From camp Nelson Kentucky. What's your name, soldier? Private. How marines here? And 42 about Jackie Robinson. He's got a first
"jay williams" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Know sometimes that given somebody a few days and sometimes you cool down and you take a step back and you maybe reconsider all the past relationships you might have, whether it was a close friendship or whether it was just a regular friendship or whatever. And you decide to let bygones be bygones, but and that certainly possible, but based again on what he said and the feeling I get right now, I think that would be unlikely by spring meetings, maybe maybe if they're fortunate. Maybe by media days it's so high or maybe by October 8. Yeah. And you're right. And based on what you said at the top of the show, I'm not sure the fan base really wants to see a picture of Jimbo Fisher smiling with Nick Saban, do they? I think that Jim Bo's said, hey, we've mended fences. Yeah, okay, but still go beat his ass in October. But as long as he wants to or as long as he feels like there's an issue with Nick Saban and their enemies now, I just think a and M population is going to is going to back him up on that. Appreciate your time very, very much. Owen Buchanan from Tex ags covering the same thing we're all talking about. We'll take a break, more of your phone calls right after this. Thank you for listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast, the Paul fine bomb show airs weekdays on the SEC network beginning at three eastern. As long as I can remember, I wanted to.
"jay williams" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"For 30% shark. Now streaming on ESPN+. And we are back here 90 minutes to go for the week and what a week it has been. We've covered the Jimbo Fisher Nick Saban's story from many, many angles. We want to go back to College Station and only Buchanan knew who's been with us a number of times before he's been covered the aggies for a few years to put a charitably Owen good afternoon and I want to ask how the weather is out there, what the temperature is. We know it's hot on every imaginable front. Good afternoon. Good afternoon, Paul. Thanks for having me on. Well, let's just get the reaction from the community. We know what Jimbo has said. We know what Ross Björk has said, but you're around that town. What are people saying? And are they behind Jimbo Fisher completely? Are they concerned? Are they mixed? Where are they? I can only speak to those that I've seen and heard from and I'm sure there's out of the 250,000 people that live in this area. They're some have differences of opinion, but I would say the vast majority of 99% are very they're very happy with Jimbo and his reaction. They love it. And I think already he was already very, very popular, a very popular head coach here. And I think after his comments the other day, that popularity has only risen. You know, and I understand fandom, but there's been so much criticism of what he said by reasonable people. I'm not talking about Alabama fans. What was there about what he said other than taking up for his players, even though Nick Saban never mentioned his players? He just said, you just texted them, bought every player in the staff. What is there about what he said that fans are so energized and excited by? Well, I think it's what you just said. He was defending his program. He was defending the players, those that even those that may not have been mentioned individually. When you say everybody has been paid, I think that's pretty damaging. And I think they like the fact that their coach is not going to back down. From what he believes is a lie and an injustice and I think they respond to that. I think they want to see a tough coach and a coach that is very passionate and a coach that doesn't mind challenging even the greatest coach in the history of college football. Oh, and we heard from kiff and Jimbo responded. Now we've heard from Sabin, Jimbo has responded even harder. What do Texas a and M people feel like is the biggest misperception about what happened out there during recruiting? Well, I think they feel like the biggest misconception is that Texas a and M and Jim bowl Fisher were getting players to come to Texas a and M by either paying them directly or promising them. Tons of money. And if you come here, you find that and I know you've been here. You find that a and M's facilities are as good as anybody's in the country and better than most and that is a great fan support and that's a really good town to live in and then you have a coach that's won a national championships that relates really well with players and get that with a really good coaching staff and that has won a national championship and trying to build something and you have all those all those advantages and all those factors working for you, but this reaction as well, none of that matters. The only thing that matters for a and M and for Jimbo Fisher to put together a great recruiting class was that they got it from NIL. And the fact of the matter is the majority of that class was assembled and committed before NIL was ever I don't know what's the word enacted ratified, whatever. So and a bunch of those guys are from Houston. This is a really a stretch that some great players from Houston will come to a and M I don't think so. So there's this idea I think that a and M is some College Station is some leper colony outpost that who would go there unless they were paid tons of money to be there and I think people that live here find that offensive I think Jimbo Fisher who really likes it here finds that offensive and do they use is he and I are going to be used as a tool absolutely just like it is everywhere else. And I think as Jimbo Fisher has been adamant to say that all they've done is, hey, guys have come here and gotten in IO opportunities and you will get in our opportunities perhaps as well. That they're potentially there. Now, you can choose to believe whether that was the way they sold it or not. But that's the position Jimbo has been ahead of him about that. They said they told prospects. Yeah. There have been opportunities here and some guys have done really well. Some of them have done really well with deals with tech sags. But that they did not pay players or promise deals, because quite frankly, that would be against the Texas state and I lost. Oh, and without you, but those of us in the media talking about this have been somewhat guilty of associating the deep pockets of a and M the oil barons to and trying to define some connectivity. I've even heard it from people in Tuscaloosa that they pointed toward the difference between that state versus Alabama. Can you explain the fan base? And I know it's large and. Purveyors of the media on the right track there or is this just some perception that was created by someone else incorrectly? Lathering in money out there because of the oil business. Well, that is other things. You know, I mean, yeah, there's some maggies that have made a lot of money in oil. There's a made a lot of money in business. I'm not going to go down the list of all the companies, but I've heard that there was something like a and M's I read has the most CEOs of Fortune 500 companies of anybody in the country or something like that. Don't have the actual numbers in front of me, but so yeah, there's a lot of aggies that have done really well and they're very passionate about their school. And they're proud of their football program and want to contribute to it. Just like you see, at a lot of other places, but you know what? There's a lot of aggies that aren't rich that are wanting to now to contribute to NIL collectives, whether it's all I can afford to the $100 a month. Well, I'll put in a $100 a month. So I think it's yeah, there's a whole lot of rich Aggie, but there's a whole lot of guys that are just regular folks that also want to contribute because they love the program. Oh, and finally, we all know what Jimbo Fisher said yesterday in relation to the phone call and the word done line is if that was the end of the road for two guys who I think most people who know both. Didn't think they were close friends anyway. There will be convening. We're all convening in a week and a half. You would think, I don't know this, but you would think the conference, the SEC would like to put this to bed, would like something from a photo op or the two walking out together or something to calm the waters. What are the chances of Jimbo Fisher going along with something like that to act like it's all good? Well, obviously based on what we saw yesterday, I would think that chances are pretty slim..
"jay williams" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"First of all, it was in front of a group of boosters, and he was on stage, and he was not asked the question by reporter. He was speaking in context of the IL rules and how it's a new ball game, quote unquote, new ball game, new era of rules and operations. And if you look at that video in the fall and take it in context, it is not personal. It is not personal with Jimbo. It's not personal with Dion. He does not mention them by name. And he is speaking in that video in context of NIL rules and how it is a different ball game. Now I got to tell you, I'm a casual fan. I was conceived, born, raised and graduated from Albert. I'm a war eagle. And I'm looking at this like someone on a jury. And there's a lot of insinuation that it was making it personal, but you've got to look at the context in which Nick served up that information. And the only mistake that I see, again, I'm looking at it as a casual fan as a juror, he needed to correct the way he used the word bought. He was using that in the old context of the old way in which players would come to programs. And in context of everything he was saying up on that stage was relative to the NAO rule, nothing to do with the other program. And he was charging up the boosters in his audience. Folks, this is a new era, y'all need to be on board with this. That was a context. Now let me real quick go to what Jimbo did. He didn't digest any of that. And went straight to the microphone and came across as a hotheaded adolescent. I would hate to be the athletic director at Texas a and M because he's going to have problems mopping up the gist. Childish. Rant of Jimbo and when it's all said and done, Nick can clean up what he said by just correcting what he meant by bought. So that's my comments. Thanks for the opportunity. Thank you very, very much for joining us. Let's check in next with Matt, who is in Ohio. Hello Matt. Hey, Paul. Thanks for taking my call. Thank you. So yeah, that kind of a little bit of what that caller just said. I just think Jimbo Fisher just completely swung and missed on this. He had an opportunity here. We've seen as the guy that was called in earlier that the journalists work with saving in the past is he talked about to know how to offense and some other things that have kind of gotten in saving his way, so it's not the first time that he's kind of publicly ranted about it. Never anything out of control, but he's done this before, kind of complained about something that it's going to take a big adjustment for him. So he comes out and says this and Jimbo had to do was this is a classic high road situation. It would have made Sabin look bad. It would have, he could have just said, you know, this is the way things are right now and we're proud of our recruiting class and what we're building something here. We've got some big wins last year, including against him and I can't spend too much time worrying about this. I'm going to go. Put the blame on this thing down the middle, if not shifted it over to him and made a bigger deal out of it than it ever needed to be. He could have made saving look angry. He could have made him look like the childish one. He could have even made him look like the grumpy old man who maybe needs to step out of this if he can't get used to it. But he missed an opportunity for all of that and he blew this thing up times pin. I just think that he made a monster mistake, by the way, he handled it. That's my first thing. I mean, it seems like he got into a brawl that he knew he was going to lose, but he just wanted to draw blood. Yeah, that's like your last caller just said. It was like petulant child. It was like, you know, you're at the bar and you just walk up to the biggest guy in the bar and take a swing at him. You do connect because the guys are sitting there having a beer and then the guy stands up and cracks you over the head with a beer bottle and they carry you out, but you did get to first. Yeah. So unnecessary. And you know, we got so personal about it. I mean, if Jimbo Fisher can look his players in the eye, this week in the next few weeks and talk about, you know, putting blinders on and stay focused and don't worry about outside noise. And those players can even listen to that. Like, there's just so many things. And the worst thing too, I think, to your point, and Jimbo Fisher is going to lose to save it on October 8th. I mean, that's one of the easiest predictions of the year. It was easy to predict before this from a revenge standpoint. It's even easier. And that's when.
"jay williams" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"This is not just idle player who was in and out of there. Can you help bring some focus on coach K in particular and how those allegations compared to anything you've heard about your own coach? Obviously there's not to that degree. You heard stuff about Lance Thomas and things around that kind of circulate it, but they didn't kind of dissipate it. But that was about a player. I can't any of my experiences. Say that I've heard another powerful coach. I mean, that would be the equivalent of a guy like Tommy amateur, even about all that stuff that happened about who was supposed to get the job and what Tommy Democrat said something about coach K what that would have been. So this, to me, is Paul, this is a major blow. It's a major blow on one of your own disciples. You have such a fracture relationship that happens. So publicly and extremely polarizing to almost to a degree announce, yes, I know we're all the dead bodies are buried. Opens up a huge can of worms on a guy that we all considered the greatest coach of all time and college football. Those are some hell of allegations that are going to create a lot of conversations. Yeah, no, I just remember when one of the books on coach K came out a few months ago. I mean, most of it was about bob knight and things like that. It was not about somebody who had won a national championship with you as an assistant, and one by himself as a head coach. And who's also beaten you, which is kind of adds to the dilemma. Overall, you're so close. The fact that he got asked, did you talk to Nick? And he said, no, Nick called, and I just know. We're done. Like, wow. You know? Like, it became extreme, you're already became personal. I mean, you announced how many times he said the word, I forget exactly what the world was. Yeah. That's incredible to me. I've never seen, I've never seen a car accident happen in slow motion like this before between two powerful entities. So it's a considering the history. I've never seen it. No, and finally, on the front of maybe getting something changed. You're very influential in intercollegiate athletics. You know how the structure works and we're all pretty pessimistic. Do you see anything happening on the horizon? So like when I suggested today and I'm curious to get your opinion on this call. So I do a lot of business I invest in a lot of companies and a lot of public companies, which I feel like every university should be treated to a degree. Now that we're getting into revenue making and this kind of stock rep share, obviously, NIL deals is regardless of whether the NIL deal comes from an alumni from the school or somebody else, you're getting free market price and I think they should make it transparent, like I think you should be able to see its business. This is capitalism. Is it going to take? I think we still conflate cheating with now what the market allows you to do. In a way, right? So I think just being more realistic that, if you're at American Express, you could probably spend because they make more than other schools than other credit cards. Just maybe sometimes the way it works or they generate more revenue. So I think just being transparent or having some kind of governing body that helps all the schools become transparent with what guys are making, but you know what it is and you know what these deals are. Fantastic conversation. Jay, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you making time for us and it's always so much fun to be with you. Hope I appreciate you two men and I will stay tuned to listen to more to you break things down and always appreciate your opinion, brother. Thank you very much. See you soon. Jay Williams, of course, the great duke star and the co host of KJ and M we'll take a short break. We have a lot to do. It's Friday afternoon..
"jay williams" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"This is the Paul finebaum show hour three podcast. Can we reach the second half of the show and we're really looking forward to getting an ocean different perspectives and our next guest. Jay Williams has had some very strong comments on what has been going on about 11 hours ago. I was honored to be on his program. KJ and M on ESPN radio and ESPN2 and Jay Williams joins us. On this program, Jay, it's really great to have you on. I know there's a lot happening in the sports world, but we're really eager to hear your thoughts as not only a former player on many levels, but somebody who watches the world of intercollegiate athletics with great interest. Good afternoon and tell us what your thoughts are on this little few down in the SEC. Good afternoon. Well, first of all, Paul, I really appreciate you allowing me to be on your show, man. I've been a fan of years for a while. I know you and I have had a lot of candy conversations and I always enjoy learning from you and hearing your insight on things. You know, for me, I grew up in a house called football fan for my parents deal how as they train me properly to say my whole life. We'll save Ryan day for a different time. But even Steve spurrier jumping in this. My once duke head coach, I had the drama that you guys have going on down there is just so next level. And I gotta be honest. I'm here for it. I feel like in a way I want everybody to get up there moral high ground here. And even reading Steve spurrier's commentary about he doesn't disagree with Nick on his comments being made. We all know what the business of this sport has always been. The challenge is going to be how do we be transparent with what the business of the sport is. But look, first off, I think that Nick seemed to lose Paul. You've known Nick a lot longer than I have. I've spent some time with him. I spoke at his organization, I understand also coming from the tree line of coach K, how serious they take things that they say, and there's a lot of intent behind what they say, and when they choose to say it. And I think Nick seems like he was loose in that environment. And I get that when you have to generate donors and create a little bit of a rally cry behind how you're doing. I think the line was overstepped by Nick, but also I think by Jimbo here, when you start attacking people saying, you know where the dead bodies are. That was disappointing to me. It became extremely it just became disappointing for the SEC a little bit. And then obviously the stuff on Deion Sanders took me down a different path, frankly. Yes. And I want to talk about the Dion Sanders path because we've obviously obsessed for two days over Jimbo Fisher, but I heard you talk about that earlier, and I want the audience to hear when you heard that what you thought and has much changed since then. No, at first I'll start trying to look at things practically, Paul. SEC rivals, he just beat you number one recruiting class. Assistant still doesn't say him by his name and the somewhat apology understood all that. But when it kind of came to Dion, it just came out of left field to me personally. You know, I've interviewed and I've spent time with Dion. And I had him on my podcast on NPR called the limits a couple of different times. And when you start hearing about how he's had to legitimately hustle to help the school with business acumen in general, what some of their TV deals were like. Some of the issues around busing and funding for different games. Even the way he had to work Under Armour for an Under Armour relationship for their team and how he's had to kind of allow other people to buy and just there was a lot of there's a lot of sacrifice that went there to do that. And, you know, I don't understand that because for me, it's like, why are you why are you attacking a guy that's giving back to his community at a historically black college? Like I don't understand that one bit Paul. And you have done a black commercials with him. I spent time with him. It just felt like one of those jobs out of nowhere. And for me, like when you start jabbing, people like that, you feel the heat. You feel the competitive heat. So you start throwing little darts. And that's also a sign that lets me know that what Deion Sanders is doing at Jackson state is working because he's completely disrupting the model. And the last thing I'll say about Apple, you know, when I hear Nick Saban talk about, this is about a team first mentality. I understand that. But also, you're talking about, you know, a lot of young kids, majority African Americans that are going into that will have a chance to learn how to brand themselves and market themselves. And what I see Dion doing down there, whether people like it or not with barstool sports is he's helping young players understand their profile and how the build their image and how to be careful when building about how they manage their brand. So it's curriculum that I think we're doing a dis justice to all of our kids aware and teaching them how to navigate social media. We've been on TV breaking down stuff about whether NFL players like or unlike a team and what kind of news that generates that that takes practice to learn how to deal with that. An experience. So it just became a little bit personal to me because I spent time with Dion. I see how tough it's been and he could leverage it. He's going to do extremely successfully well. But it takes a certain person to come back and say, I will be part of this and I will help create the next level within the black community. Now, I'm going to be honest with you because a lot of people don't come back and do things like that. Talking to Jay Williams, Jay, you played for arguably one of the two greatest basketball coaches of all time. We can save that debate for some other time. I think it's already happened. But and you know Saban, so I'm asking you to compare because I don't remember. I mean, I've read books on coach K, but I don't remember anyone ever really, other than Carolina fans poking at the bear, saying what we heard from Jimbo Fisher yesterday. Now, again, it's an opinion. It's not substantiated, but he worked for the man..
"jay williams" Discussed on How I Built This
"But long before that, maverick Carter had a wild idea for Jimmy iovine. He said to Jimmy, listen, I know your headphones aren't even out yet. But why don't you let me have a handful? I'll get LeBron James to give them to his teammates on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. That team, of course, was just about to leave for the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. And when they got off that plane in Beijing, yeah, they were all rocking, beats by Dre. Can you provide us context with how that all went down? Yeah, I mean, that was obviously beach was the brainchild of Dr. Dre and Jimmy iovine. And Jimmy and Dre were set out to disrupt the marketplace and we were fortunate enough to know Jimmy I had just started my relationship getting to know Jimmy and again he showed me the headphones and I thought this was cool and he talked me all through the kind of marketing and how he's going to bring him to market, not my first thought was he's not thinking about sport and I kind of explained to him why I thought sport was going to be very important to headphones. It was right. He didn't think about support, right? He was in the music business and running in a scope records, but the brilliance of Jimmy is he understood that I had passion about what I was talking about and he's like, well, show me. And so getting the headphones to LeBron to give them to the O 8 Olympic team before they landed in Beijing was kind of my way of doing it. I had this idea about marketing through the form of gift giving. And did it solve how it took off and Jimmy then offered myself and LeBron equity in the company. It was just starting. They hadn't even sold one pair of headphones yet and kind of built. A brand that was mostly honestly became about sport. And that was kind of the kicking off of it and obviously ended with the exit the apple, which was obviously a fantastic deal and a great partnership with Apple for sure. But that idea was another one about disruption also. What went through your mind that made you want equity more so than a traditional sponsorship deal? Great question, well, I had started understand and think about, as I said, if we think about long-term and patience and really building something and the value you get in that versus just taking cash and you start to understand that owning a piece of an enterprise is much more valuable than cash as long as that enterprise is growing and flourishing and it is because you have much more things you can do because we all need a platform. So once you have an enterprise like spring hills become my platform, right? So people get all caught up on the evaluation of this or that, but it's the place I work on is the thing, you know, NPR is now your platform, Jay, so we all need a platform. That's much greater if you control a platform, right? If you really are in control of a platform versus just getting cash and then secondly, you just think about from a pure tax standpoint, if you own assets and you sell them, you pay capital gains versus ordinary income against just getting cash payments. So just those two things were my main thought, well I was thinking. Is it something that you always felt you were supposed to be in these rooms math? When I talked to Tim Cook, you know, he gives me insight into what you guys are thinking. When I talk to some of the biggest people in media in business, it's always centered around what's happening in the sports realm and what brands like the one you've been able to create with Spring Hill entertainment with honor interrupted, what you guys are doing to constantly move the needle in that marketplace. Have you always felt like you belonged in those type of rooms? Yes, I do, honestly, I've always felt like I belong, for sure, even when I was still young and green, no, I am still learning. I pride myself on learning all the time, but because I'm willing to admit what I don't know, and I'm clear on what I know. So I've always felt like I belong because I'm able to learn and listen. And what I do know is I know I can bring things to the table that will drive value. And I know where I need help and to be surrounded by great people. How the hell did you get the name maverick? It's something I've always wanted to ask you. I don't think I'm sitting here thinking all these questions I want to ask you. And I never asked you that, meth. Well, I have my grandmother to thank who gave me the name based off of a TV show. With the character's name, the show was called maverick and the character's last name was maverick. They were called Brett, two brothers, Bart maverick, who were cowboys in the west and played poker, but my grandmother who was a bit of a cow girl herself, she ran an after hours where she had card games on Thursday and Friday night and sold liquor when the bar is closed and that was her business. So she loved poker players in old westerns and loved that name and it was my dad's childhood nickname and then she told my mom to give me that name as my first name and that's how I got it. It almost feels like destiny, right? People oftentimes don't believe me. It's my real name. Yeah, I guess. I was talking to a kid the other day that heard you speak at USC and you were given a commencement speech, but he said, one of the things that he heard you say somewhere, because he was just rambling on and on about you. He was in love with you. And he said, he said something like some people are just more prepared to take risks than others. I grew up a gambler. That's my name, maverick. It's kind of serendipitous, isn't it? Yeah, I mean, yes, it's a little bit of nature and nurture, yeah, it's for sure. When it comes to risk-taking, I just have a some people are just more prepared. I think what you're talking about is I gave the commencement speech at USC a couple of years back. And I based my whole speech cut around my grandmother and the difference between kind of going forward and selling for what I call a good ass job. And having that appetite for risk and how do you manage it and think it through and think about the upside versus the downside. But yes, some people are more equipped and I think maybe that's a little bit of nature, but a big part of its I was nurtured into it also for sure. And I think to your point, it goes a bit with my family history and my name for sure. I think one of the things I've always admired about you is that you don't seem to like making yourself the story. Am I right about that? I don't like, no, I don't like making myself this story, but even further, I'm not the stories. You know, I've spent basically my whole career standing next to the man who's always the story, right? It's always the center of the story, so it's not my thing, and it's not my place. So no, I don't, I don't look to make myself the story ever. But how do you balance that though, mav, because not everybody can strive to become LeBron James? It seems like it's a lot more realistic for especially young minority kids to see the path that you blaze and say, oh, I want to become the next maverick Carter. So how do you balance the story being LeBron and an entity compare it with your story is because your story obviously is very inspirational to people. Thank you. I appreciate it. I think you know a lot of people know my story and know who I am. But I think if I make it, the story is actually the company and our mission and what we do, then that is the most inspirational to me when you think about empowerment and I wouldn't even be on this call with you or in the position I am. If I wasn't in power, by LeBron, so I think the best thing I can do is actually build a company and place a platform that empowers others. I think that's better for young kids than me kind of making myself the story or looking to promote myself. It's more about how do I build a company or a place that really.
"jay williams" Discussed on How I Built This
"This thing worked if LeBron and his friends thing worked, where does that leave us? We could be out of business because if LeBron and his friends are successful, then the next LeBron or the next Jason Williams is going to have their friend who's going to want to represent them and then how do we get in and represent themselves. So the fact of the matter is from an agent's perspective, trying to wipe us out was just them trying to protect their territory. How did you navigate that they'll map? Because I don't care what anybody says is an athlete. I always paid attention to what people said, it either motivated me or it gave me love, right? There was no in between. There was no gray space. So when there were crazy articles written about maybe mistakes that you had made or perspectives that were different than the ones you guys had internally, how did you communicate that and manage that with LeBron? Yeah, I think, you know, a lot of it was frustrating. You know, and pisses you off and is a little bit like, you know, also you have to take into perspective, you know, this is largely, especially then, even, you know, white controlled media with white agents. And why gyms and you're going, wow, where are these young black guys that just taking aim at us? So you take it personal at a point, but then also it becomes personally motivating too. So the same way you take it personal and get frustrated and pissed, take it personal and let it motivate you and drive you. So, and you just have to have that discussion and talk about it and understand it. It's fascinating here. You say that because I remember scooter, even though his name is Scott, he tells me to call him Scott now, but we had a moment when I was 20 years old where he brought me to puff's place in Atlanta, mav, and puff was telling me at that time I was a sophomore in college, how I could be the face of bad boy and how they were going to help me build the marketing around his brand and how we were going to be involved in business. And I remember sitting down with my dad saying, this is an incredible opportunity. This is the culture of sport, and I know it's drastically different than the approach that you guys feel like I should take, but I want to explore it and my dad said, you know, son is something we can look at. But how people view you is very important and are you going to be a person that sits in the room with executives with younger people who are talking in the hip hop slang. It was almost in the early 2000s. My dad was like, I don't know if that's acceptable, son. Yeah. Totally. Totally. I don't know. But it's crazy though, 'cause then when I hear guys like Phil knight, I'm Phil Jackson, excuse me, when he was working with the Knicks, when he referred to you, Randy mims, rich Paul, as a posse for LeBron, that's how a certain part of people view you guys at that time. Like, what happened with that? And how were you able to counter that? Yeah, absolutely. I think what your dad is doing saying, which is he was not wrong, which is in that time, can you show up in that room? And express exactly how you feel. And that expression could come through how you talk, how you walk in, how you're dressed, whatever, and it's funny to your point now, if you're not in those rooms being yourself, you're going to be frowned upon, but back then, it was like, wow, wow, how do you show you want to go with younger people and we did that? And we went in as ourselves, but we got that, I always tell people we got that audacity from the Jay-Z's and the puppies because through hip hop and hip hop language, we were able to go in the room and be exactly who we were. And we were doing it a bit earlier. I think that most people in the sports world, but also, you know, we were fortunate enough to work with Nike for a very long time and they always wanted us to be us and wanted us to express who we are and so then when you so that was my point when I was upset about what I don't know Phil Jackson, I never even met Phil Jackson. So, you know, for him to use that language, we all knew what he was trying to say. And my point was mostly anyone who knows us know that's not true. And you never hear them say that. You never hear them use that kind of coded language about owners, you know, when LeBron played in Cleveland, the owner of the Cavs Dan Gilbert, he showed up to a game of 40 people, three airplanes, two, three, four beds, and he could do whatever he wants. His he owns a team, right? He has sweets and access, but great. But nobody said, well, look at Dan Gilbert's crew or his posse. That was my point about Phil Jack. I don't know, Phil Jackson never met him. I don't want to meet him, but for him to say that we know what he was trying to say and especially in the way that he put the context around it. Speaking of being yourself in rooms with powerful people, which is not easy to do, by the way. In just a minute, a story about how mav did just that to unite pro athletes with the little tiny startup headphone company called beats by Dre. You have to hear this. I'm Jay Williams. You're listening to the limits from NPR. 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To learn more and to get started with 50% off your first three months, visit try future dot com slash NPR. Hey, before we get back to the show, I have a secret for you. There's so much more to hear from me and my guests. Stuff you won't hear anywhere else. So for bonus content, a sponsor free version of the podcast and more. Subscribe to the limits plus. You'll be supporting the show and NPR. And each week, you'll get bonus episodes made especially for just you to subscribers. But you got to subscribe. Do that at plus NPR dot org slash the limits. That link is in our episode description as well. To all the people in the back, here you go. Write it down. Plus NPR dot org slash delimits. So it's 2008. Maverick Carter is sitting in a meeting in LA with legendary music executive and mogul Jimmy iovine. The founder of Interscope Records. I've been just starting up a business with Dr. Dre, and they want to make headphones that deliver studio quality sound. 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"jay williams" Discussed on How I Built This
"For doing this, man. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Congrats on the show. I love when we become very corporate with each other. It's like, congrats on the show, and I would tell you that if we were at a bar having a drink, like just congrats on the show, it was amazing. It's been a dream come true for me, frankly, man. You know, this actually go back to when we were both kids because it was like yesterday you and I were at 5 star camp playing on the same team. Man, I'm dating myself 25 plus years ago. If I would have told you then that you would be the architect for one of the biggest, most powerful athlete driven businesses in the world. What would you have said? Oh man, you're taking me back. Yeah, you're making me think about to your point. I was 16. So you and I were probably both 16, you might be, you might be just a year ahead of me. I was 15. Yeah. Man, that was a long time ago. And people don't know this, but I got a division one basketball scholarship, but I was not good enough to play the vision one, but are we talking about stop? I'm not going to let you do that to yourself. You had gay, man. That we could camp. You were serving me up. And I was just finishing it. I was just finishing the breakfast, but you were doing the hard work. You were so fucking good, but what I've you told me that then, I would have not even understood what that meant or thought that was possible or, you know, I didn't even know what it meant. To work in sports other than being an athlete or an athletic trainer then I knew what a trainer did. So I would have been like, what are you talking about? What is even an athlete business mean? So when I was able to understand that, learn it, that kind of changed my perspective, which was many years after that. When was that? And how did that moment come about? It was when I was 19 years old, I met a gentleman named Len Merritt, who still works at Nike to this day. Who I met and he was, he was, he is an African American man who worked in sports market at Nike and I had no idea what that meant. And I was having dinner with him in Chicago and got introduced to him because he was coming to Akron obviously to see LeBron by that time a problem was, you know, a 17 year old best high school boss will play in the country. And he got introduced to me and I just asked him a lot of questions. And I started to understand that, wow, there is this other business that kind of, you know, is around sports. So meaning when I was a kid, I thought, you know, Michael Jordan, I love Jordans and I love the commercials, but you could have told me Michael Jordan made the commercial, right? But he's a big part of it, but there's a whole team, so I started to understand that and learn that. That's when I first was like, wow, this is what I want to do. It's fascinating here. You say that because I remember my sophomore year in college, there were so many people on my doorstep mav, so many people through childhood relationships through random relationships that all wanted to be in business with me. And it had me scared as hell because I didn't know how to navigate nor vet, who was the most competent. I knew I wanted to make sure but I didn't know who I wanted to put in a position of power and how did you navigate the sensitivity of that relationship with bronn and his family to be in that position to start to architect what the future of your business to look like? You know, that's a great question because much like many young athletes and basketball players, which I happen to be around and you were one. At first, when he first came out as agent was basically chosen by his mom and then two years in when he decided to move on from his agent and asked me to leave Nike, I was working at Nike. And come back and work with him and come back, meaning leave Nike and move back to Ohio where he was playing. Obviously for the Cavs and work with him, he kind of he arrived at that decision and then said, yeah, I'm making this decision and he was like, it's time, you know, I love my mom, but this is what I got to make this decision for myself. Well, the truth is, I've never really talked about this, but his mom called me furious. And I glow who I love dearly. Cursed me out. Because she thought I'd get kind of pushed him to that decision. And then there are her next point was, you know, basically you two idiots don't know what the hell you're doing. You're not ready for this. She didn't call us idiots. I'm being a little facetious, but just that you guys aren't ready, you know, he was probably 20 at the time, and I was 22. You know, what do we know? We had no experience. And she thought I had pushed him to the decision and I kind of talked to her down, but then I kind of talked her through what we were thinking and the truth was to your point, our thought was we understand who we are and where we want to go and what we want to be and how we want the world to see us. But we definitely going to hire some experts. And that's what I explained to her a lawyer and accountant. But the vision and the creative is going to be and how we map who we want to be and what we're going to do is going to be up to us, but the experts we're going to bring in and do their job. And so she got comfortable with that, but it definitely was a point where she was a little pissed off. Oh, I can see that. I mean, have you ever had a conversation with Ron about how he got to the point? Because for a 20 year old to do that with everything that came along with it for him mav, I mean, being on the cover of Sports Illustrated being called the chosen one, having a Nike deal right out of high school, what was the vision initially for you guys? The vision always was long-term, meaning think about everything in big picture, long term because our bet was you either had to bet LeBron was going to be the LeBron that he is today that we know, which is awards and all star games. And when championships have become kind of who he is today who we actually became or you take the short view and go, who knows what he's going to turn into, so let's do what I would call a cash grab do as many deals as possible. Just grab as much money to as many things as fast as possible and then hold on and see what happens. And our bet was that he was going to be the brawny is today as far as I'm just choking as far as a basketball player, right? Everything else we had to figure out. But if he's going to be that as a basketball player, then it's a long view of how do we get to a place where we own things, build things, create value in enterprise, but also be able to decide if we want to how and when we want to capture that value was always the kind of the long-term mission. So I guess this is where stereotypes come into play because it's something that my parents and I talked about being a young black athlete. You talked about it when you were when you first came out or later in life. Exactly. Because, you know, we hired a black agent in Bill Duffy, who represented us, and there were some stereotypes that came along with that. And I remember some of the things that they were saying about you guys in the media about cash grabs and a lot of the parties you guys are doing on the road and LeBron would show up for cash grabs. How did that ultimately have affect just what you thought about the industry in general? Because you had a lot of people and you know this, man, swiping at your knees, trying to back door cut you guys to get in business with Braun. Yeah, because I try and consider all of the, when I'm thinking about something or going through something, I try and consider all the perspectives that are at the table, all of the players probably a little bit from growing up being a card player. You're trying to understand what everyone's thinking in order to decide where this thing is going and how and what this is you got to make next. I think, you know, there was media, lots of media that wrote horrible stories about us and I remember Adrian wojnarowski he just had like an obsession for a while when he was working with Fox and just cut writing article and article and article going after me and LeBron and what the conclusion I came to is when you really looked at all the perspectives, the media has to sports media, which is right. They're very tied in with GMs and agents. That's where they get their information from a report. So from a GM standpoint, what did they care unless they were just being nosy, but from an agent standpoint, it was more about.
"jay williams" Discussed on How I Built This
"Welcome to the limits. I'm Jay Williams. You know, there is this moment that I absolutely love from the year 2013. First of all, I want to give a lot of credit to the San Antonio spurs. First class organization, they pushed us to the limit. This was the year LeBron James won his second straight NBA championship with the Miami Heat. It was a decade after his NBA debut, and he was already cementing his legacy as one of the greatest, if not the greatest of all time. And here's what he said in the courtside interview hold in that championship trophy. I'm LeBron James. From Akron, Ohio from the inner city. I'm not even supposed to be here. I'm not even supposed to be here. But see, here, for Braun. Was not just on the court. It was in C suites, sitting down with investors, private equity, venture capitalists, and moguls in sports, finance and media. See, all these years, while everyone was so focused on what brahm was building on the court, he was also building a business empire that today is valued at three quarters of a $1 billion. The Keystone of that empire is called the Spring Hill company. They do marketing, branding, content. They own a part of the Boston Red Sox. They have been produced the shop and HBO talk show in barbershops where Braun and other NBA stars chop it up with everyone from Barack Obama to make a Rapinoe. And if you didn't hear, springhill recently secured a massive round of funding from corporate investors, including Nike and Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite. But all that, LeBron doesn't do alone. The architect behind the scenes is his partner in the business and his childhood friend from Akron, Ohio. My guest today, maverick Carter. So how did two kids from Akron build one of the biggest athlete driven business empires on the planet? It wasn't easy. The story of how they did that is full of so many things I want this show to be about. Challenging the status quo. The power of ownership, growth, staying true to who you are. Fighting and clawing against the idea you're not even supposed to be here. It's a struggle we all know in some way, right? Impostor syndrome. Walking into a room and feeling like you don't belong. You've been there, right? People's preconceived notions of you. Your background, where you come from, what you look like, how you sound when you speak. Those struggles were as real for maverick Carter as anyone. And this is a guy I knew from way, way, back in the day. In some ways, he still reminded me of the kid I met at basketball camp. Decades ago. But there's also a part of his struggle that he's never shared before. Until now. Here's my conversation, and the first episode of the limits..
"jay williams" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"What happens when you're pushed to the limit? And what does it take to go further? I'm Jay Williams, and those questions define my journey to the NBA and beyond. But overcoming limits is something we all have to do. So come with me as I explore how with some of the biggest names in sports business and culture. Listen to my new show, the limits from NPR. For NPR music, you're connected to all songs considered I'm bob boiling. So today I'm gonna start out loud and then I'll end with some peaceful calm. The loud comes from pop and the funny fun song about our computer being overwhelmed by human emotion. It's called robot writes a love song and here's pups Stefan Babcock. This is one of the first songs I ever wrote on piano. I don't really know how to play piano. I'm pretty terrible at that instrument. But I kind of just was messing around one day and figured out a few chords and the songs just sort of fell out of me. Thankfully, I'm surrounded by a three actually good musicians who are able to craft this into something special. So pretty proud of this song. I hope you like it. And I appreciate the support. Thanks. Your dad saw your corpse rolling out the door I backed up your memory before it came from you monitor was blue but you got us all stores and when they come back with your new body all of you into the new Mercedes again bring it back to me..
"jay williams" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"I'm a Martinez In another life Jay Williams was a rising NBA star drafted second overall by the Chicago Bulls in 2002 after a fantastic college career at duke He had a $16 million rookie contract and Michael Jordan's old locker He was seen as the future of the Chicago Bulls franchise but then the summer after his rookie year Jay Williams had a motorcycle accident It was the beginning of the end of his playing career but it also began a journey of rebound and reinvention And in this new year I'd like to introduce you to one of our newest colleagues here at NPR Jay Williams Jay welcome to national public radio Hey thanks for having me a dream come true and stoked to be part of such a big platform And in the intramural basketball game you're on my team by the way I am like a Phil Jackson on the court I'm a great coach I don't know about the scoring component but I am a gifted passer So there are some attributes I could bring to the table these days Just three day Martinez the ball J will be just fine Now you're the host of a new podcast here at NPR It's called the limits What does that title tell us about what to expect with your podcast Well we live in the world of quick hits and quick descriptions If you think about the time that you have to do an IG post in which can actually capture their attention of a viewer even your intro right It's the first question that we asked people when we meet them Hey what do you do And I call that compartment perception So when our brain we like to quickly try to compartmentalize who somebody is You may not get a chance to dig deeper because there's not enough time in a day but you walk away from a quick snippet with oh okay I think I know who this person is And for me I think there's so many more layers to my story that I haven't made public This is what this show is all about pushing yourself to the limits and sometimes what comes along with those limits right Impostor syndrome feeling like you don't belong you're talking to super successful people who have struggled with that stuff that everyday people do And to bring that journey together and to build that bridge that's what the limits is all about I got to listen to the first episode You talk to maverick Carter who is basically the brains behind the off court business empire LeBron James For the people that know who LeBron James is this will be interesting because Matt Rick Carter is as important to LeBron James as anybody else in his entire group I call him the architect You know him LeBron met in the early 20s two guys from inner city walking into investor meetings and I'm just not talking about with venture capitalists with names that people would have no idea who they are I'm talking about some of the biggest names in the industry And how do you break through those barriers How do you get people to listen to you even when you don't speak the same language they do So a I want you to listen to what maverick told me about that situation in particular You know this is largely especially then even white controlled media with white agents and why gyms and you going wild where these young black guys and just taking aim at us So it was more about if this thing worked if LeBron and his you know his friends thing worked then the next LeBron or the next Jason Williams is going to have their friend who's going to want to represent them And then how do we get in and represent them So trying to wipe us out was just them trying to protect their territory And that's exactly what you're seeing in today's world of sports Athletes in their own individual teams that are building out branding and are okay coming to the table not looking or are feeling the need to act in the same manner of the way that it's always been done And that disruptive mentality is exactly what Mavic Carter is talking about And taking ownership not just of their talent which safer LeBron James would be playing basketball and getting paid to play basketball But then taking ownership of what his brand and what his name means I think that's what maverick Carter seems to be talking there because there are other examples and you talk to other people on the podcast about that exact same thing Exactly I can build something that has real value and also last Look we speak to a lot of people Another person has a great example of that is Charlemagne to God He's the host and one of the biggest radio shows in the country called The Breakfast Club He's a massive talk radio show host out of New York that has really become a major stop for democratic politicians when they want to reach black audiences He's written a couple of books that did really well But you talk about ownership When he was approached to do his third book by Simon and Schuster he was like nah do you know when Simon Schuster comes to you And they say hey you know we want you to do a third book Yeah you could take a whole bunch of money up front or you could be like you know what I would rather take less money to do my book but give me a book imprint Cool You know what I'm saying You only get what you ask for in this game And that imprint is called atria right It's about a year old Shar is using it to elevate black and brown narratives And speaking of ownership he's also had a multiyear deal with audible He's working with comedian Kevin Hart and I really love the name of their company It's called short black handsome productions right And if you know you that's you There you go Wow 6 two by the way I want you know I'm 6 two I am tall on the big scheme of things Maybe when I'm around LeBron James I look small but I'm tall But still just the way shard has talked openly about mental health being called a radio shock jock back in the day some people will call him the African American version of Howard Stern and how he's really transcended that thought and now really leading and guiding people on how they should navigate really tough life decisions as relates to politics you know mental awareness even if it's a race to crypto and investing He's really trying to do something different within the black community and be a different voice Another cool thing about having conversations for a living is that sometimes you don't get to understand the person that you're talking to but you start to find out things about yourself things that help you understand you a little bit better Are you learning anything about yourself in the process making this podcast Look we're all 1° separation of part I firmly believe that Everybody in this world So to be able to tie into things about the pandemic things about finance things about emotion things about love about your passion how your passion can become who you are or have you been able to find out who you are without your passion These are all things I want to know about myself So I get a chance just to take notes and to provide blueprints for everybody looking to find out more about how to navigate this new world that we're living in That's Jay Williams she's the host of NPR's new podcast the limits which launched this week Jay welcome to NPR congrats on the show and thanks for giving us some time Thank you.
"jay williams" Discussed on The Road to Rediscovery: A Life-Learning Journey for Growth
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"jay williams" Discussed on The Road to Rediscovery: A Life-Learning Journey for Growth
"That i've grown up since childhood and very close to we've done a lot of activities together That you know. I don't i don't quite feel comfortable about revealing how i feel deep feelings about something or or hurt you know and and there's even some co workers that you know that that i'm in the same boat with however i am a part of a men's group Men's group that takes part in a devotional every morning and I i tell you. I can't think of a better way to frame my mindset to to To take on the day you know then attending this Mince group every morning it's nourishing it's fulfilling it's refreshing you know and and and and these guys i have known all my life But you know we have that safe space we can express and still be men and and i think you know we don't wanna be a subject of ridicule. We don't want to be judged and An and that's that's the fear that we have in revealing to our friends. You know who we are That we've spent you know most of our lives with that. You know we may not be able to have that conversation so i yeah i i was gonna say aubrey while the count. It is possible possible. Oh sure sure. yeah. I'm the his the irony of it in order to actually have that with your friends. you're going to have to be vulnerable with them as in right it chicken or da. A with i did this with my friends. And i said the hey guys you know i. I'm not prepared. Ahve this type of relationship anymore. It's just this. I wanna talk to you about the deep staff that i'm really experiencing what's really going through Mind dime hurting in this area on. It took going the way to actually start to open up those types of conversations. Why i've always found. This is like in every bridge every session. I've had when i'm willing to be vulnerable and take the lead and take the big risk..
"jay williams" Discussed on The Road to Rediscovery: A Life-Learning Journey for Growth
"In lights journey we must seek to reflect learn and grow. Welcome to the road to discovery with your hands. Aubrey johnson. Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of the roads rediscovery. I'm your host aubrey johnson. The roads rediscovery is about reflecting on life lessons to learn and grow and to reach out and help others who were struggling through dark times. We all wear various hats throughout life right. We're parents employees spouses partners uncles aunts and a lot more but it all these hats or roles. Where does our true identity line. Here's what i mean. What is what is it. That is at the core of our character of who we are that equips us to navigate throughout each of our roles but not be defined by my special guest realized how. The societal expectations of men have prevented them for being their true selves in cultivate deep and engage in relationships through his journey he's redirected his course for journey of self discovery. Harnessing the power and of vulnerability. He's a mindset transformational coach. Who helps men level of success fulfillment and relationships get ready for an engaging conversation. And let's welcome jay williams to the show. Hello jane man. It's so great to have you. Thanks for that in travel yarmuk safely him in an am equally excited..
Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Pelicans Hold off Donovan Mitchell, Jazz for Win
"We are back on. Get up and jay. Williams made his way to take a look at the game of the night last night. A good one between the jazz. And the pelicans and this one was all about ziad. Look at him. Going right equity go back just constantly challenging rudy gobert. He gets his shot blocked more than any other player in the league. But it doesn't matter because it's going to finish at the rim. He had fifteen points in the third quarter. Zion did look at them continuing here and just taking a straw once again. He loves eternal right shoulder. That's his patented move. Twenty-six ten last night for zion who was really emerging clear in his second season. Well let's take you to where this game is decided thirty seconds ago jazz are down by one. And here's the big sequence. J. will often miss from donovan mitchell. Donovan mitchell mrs baruch. I don't know if i call that over to bat call rudy gobert. That just much taller. But since i did it take another look at it here. That's go bear. He does get called for over the bag. Zion would make too so the pelicans of a three point lead in. Here's the final shot. Not a great look that the utah jazz get off. Zion gets the rebound josh. Hart gets uncontested dunk. And that is all she wrote. The pelicans get the win. One twenty nine one twenty four and again as i on finishing with twenty six points. Ten boards five assists. Joining anthony davis as the only players in new orleans history with game with those numbers before turning twenty one years old. They will play again tomorrow night
What they're saying: Philadelphia Eagles, Wentz or other teams — who has the leverage?
"All about away. Bought away by the way. The miami dolphins got their guy. I just meant they got us. That dude is they got a guy young guy so let's put some. what are we talking about. Let's put the question. Then this way. And by the way i would say this right now to are coordinating producer. Pete mcconville and our producer. Allie grenade. i don't understand how we do not yet have a feature called jeff saturday. Who's high this week. I mean every week jeff. Hester name that's got to become a tuesday stable. Is this week. We make a segment out of everything on this show but markets very quickly. If the dolphins get forgetting about guam if the dolphins get to shawn watson are they the biggest threat to kansas city in the afc next year. Yeah they are. And i know i say that because i saw were buffalo did. But i'm taking the sean before. I take josh allen and their defense. I'm taking miami. Defense with the sean. Look the inspire football. You play when you have a guy at that position that you know you can't win wit. It takes it to a different level. I love how floor is coaching. But i do think that sometimes going in and out with fits magic and into mayor. Put this team in kabul unknown territory. About what their identity was offensively and the defense never had a question. About what their identity. Would you bring this on. You answer that question. That's our quarterback. Raise the level of play of everybody around you. Oh and yeah let me tell you why. Because he threw for the most yards went out of number one receive on team this year. That's how good he is. Listen this is a no brainer. I would love to see desha watson and josh allen go toe-to-toe for years to come in that division and see who can make it out and then get the kansas city potentially in the afc championship bottom line in miami. They've been trying to find the next dan marino for twenty years. They thought maybe you're still may have him into a tunga vilo but shawn watson is as much more. A known commodity will see if that plays out. Meanwhile quarterback rumors are everywhere including these that the eagles wanna move carson wentz. We know that. What kind of market are they. Finding darlington has the very latest. It could be very interesting. Plus lebron james having another mvp caliber season. You'll hear why jay williams thinks he should win the academy award as well. That's on the way this is get up on. Espn do you own. Read your home share. You and i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or renter's insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Its gyco easy visit. Geico dot com. Today that's geico dot com on. We go get up. And another of the quarterback trade sagas continues this one involving that main carson wentz whom league sources believe is on the way out of philadelphia and the eagles may also explore options with his longtime tight. Ends zach ertz. Perhaps philly could include ertz in a wentz package to maximize trade value. Words has one year and eight point. Two five million dollars left on his contract it look. There's a whole lot of speculation in jeff darlington insider here. I'll start with you as to why no deal has been worked out with wentz yet and one of the ways that i look at it from afar is maybe eagles. Just overestimate what it is. People might be willing to give up for wentz at this point when you consider the contract that he has. It's essentially the same circumstance as jared goff in los angeles and the rams had to pay a team to take him off their hands. So is that how similar or those situations and could that be. What's holding this thing up. Well very possible. Greedy speaking with a source with the eagles who certainly understand everything. That's going on with this deal. And you know the one thing that he said. I said what's the holdup here in his answers february sixteenth. Today lear doesn't even start for another month by a bunch of exclamation points and there is something certainly to that. March nineteenth is the date that they'd have to decide on paying him. That ten million dollar rostov on this. This is the runway that they're working with now. Of course you do want to make sure that you make the most of your leverage multiple teams involved. You don't wanna lose one of those teams and then Maybe cost yourself some compensation from that other team but we can point out here that This this source also told me that there is no no trade clause in carson wentz deal so it doesn't really matter say he wants to go to the colts but they're getting more compensation from the bears. They could just send him to the bears. It wouldn't be a problem
"jay williams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Jay Williams joining us what happened in real life. LeBron is exactly what happened to you. I an age when we go through Twitter you have about That's 30. People will be on your feet of your bar, Jonah for a great show. We love you. Only if you bring in the energy. You're crazy. You're funny if you got that one, dude, but now your idiot. You also something. What do you do? You respond to that. Do that Do get you right up. But where we saw you said we'll get your avatar picture for me like my go to line. Oh, no. What you'll go to line in. But if I get somebody heckling me out Google who they are. Say Listen, man, you keep coming at me. I'm a call your girlfriend. Take her from me. How about that knees? You're in the U. N the Chris breezy tip. He's taking people's girlfriend. Well, Mary, but I can't. But that threat is really saying Is that your line stepper, Bart Bart, wait days at noon Eastern on ESPN Radio and on ESPN plus Sports World owes a debt of gratitude to sworn enemies. Al Davis and Pete Rozelle 35 30 presents. I think you do less than humans say that there are hard feelings don't really have that much respect for people's that genius or conman. Al Davis will do anything to beach. This'd is the dawn of a new era, The Las Vegas Raiders. Just when David Al Davis first NFL presented by Hyundai Thursday at 9 P.m., eastern on ESPN. Kansas City place back up center Daniel Kilgore in the reserved probate 19 1 studio. Close contact at practice. Their entire offensive line will play every single position on the line when I'm a get you See this major vibes as we're playing the weekend who is going to be the halftime performer of the Super Bowl? I am so excited, Junior because I have been a weekend fan. Since when he was like chemo before he.
WNBA players celebrate Warnock's projected win over Loeffler
"Right. Before the insurrection at the capital there was two senate runoff elections that the country had their is on in one of them. The reverend raphael warnock defeated the incumbent. Appointed senator kelly leffler in georgia. Kelly leffler for about ten years has been a partial owner of the atlanta dream of the wnba. She's now the majority owner but she's been around the team for now ten or eleven years and you may have heard her own players and much of the wnba is diametrically opposed to everything that leffler stands force. It was a very interesting situation to see everything develop earlier this week. And then how it works in the team dynamic for more on that. Let's welcome and renee. Montgomery actually a guard for the atlanta dream. She joins us this morning. She's actually rejoining us this morning a second time. She's been on with this. Good morning to you so i guess the first thing i gotta ask you is being a member of the team and understanding everything. That's going on on the floor in off the floor. What's the reaction of you and your teammates to misled losing this election. So i'm just gonna speak for myself and the reaction is. It's not even just her losing. Its rafael worn off. One and i wanna make sure that the messaging stays clear because there's some things that happened on january six is trying to take away from the fact that a black man is going to send it a jewish man from georgia's going to send it and we won the presidential race so i would say for me. It's a sweep. it's a three no sleep. So the the the feeling is happy. Rene speaking of january six. What are your thoughts on everything that occurred that day. Yeah you know. It's kinda like we all felt something was gonna happen. I was worried after november. Third ominously like when when the number started tied and we could see that joe biden. Really my win this thing you know. We all started to get a little nervous even here in georgia the aquarium shutdown coach color. They all boarded up their their buildings because we were all expecting some type of reaction and not a good one so then to see what happened on january six and see the lack of policing that was there it was it was disappointing and most call a spade a spade. It was terrorism. Domestic terrorism is the term that we should use for that renee montgomery innately. Sorry thanksgiving i was going to say what is say about the platform that the wnba has like you guys like even a month before. Colin kaepernick took a knee in two thousand sixteen. The wnba pre-game conference about police brutality. You guys were black. Lives matters t shirts before it was even a thing. Guys always been the leader at the forefront say about the platform that you guys have in the work that you guys have been doing you know. I hope people start to licking because a lot of brands. A lot of sponsors. They don't see the value in in women would say 'cause you know. I think i saw a tweet. From china robinson that said of sponsorship for women athletics how chow especially now knowing the impact that a women's league not just so a player but a whole week and have i don't understand why there's no interest but i do hope that just seeing how things transpired and how everyone to see what's going on. I hope that there is some value added to women now. Renee montgomery of the atlanta dream is joining us. This morning on keyshawn jay williams zubin were presented by progressive. Insurance and rene is with us on the goodyear hotline to robinson by the way. Espn women's college basketball analyst shaina. Yes shoutout. I want to ask you this because people may not want to go back to leffler because i think this is just so fascinating with how clear she's been in how clear you guys have been She used to be for people. That aren't aware that maybe don't follow the dream on everyday basis. She used to be a constant present. at games. a practice you'd be a team functions. He was always be sitting in the front row. She was very active owner. Obviously things have changed when she went to the senate got other responsibilities. I just wonder what your relationship is with her. The team's relationship with her you know even before the senator race i would just fear before the games. We've been to her house. Where team function. But i mean any of the players know you're not usually best friends with owner in general you know you typically would talk more to your g Even when it comes to contracts and stuff so we did see her there and we would wait and she was you know. I know that she released herself. From you. know day to day duties as she became a senator but she was president and the wnba. I know probably the letter was her trying to distance herself. Thing is how she's republican and the wnba. Is you know highly majority. Lgbt in black and brown community. So i can understand why she's trying to distance ourselves but it wasn't the case beforehand. Rene we're kind of personal discussions if any at all have you had. We'll often about social justice nine. I'm you know this was a typical owner-player relationship. So you know. I never talked to my minnesota on her about social justice. And i know that this time is is different but by the time that all of these things try Started to unfold. You know it was already. She was already too far. gone by. then how do you feel now that everything is transpired and she still co owner of the team for me and this is gonna be unpopular to say but for me. I'm sure she's not the only owner. That probably feels the way she feels. And so i hope that the wnba and hope that you know even her you know i. I've already posed the question. I don't know why he would want to own a wnba team. If you have to write a letter to the commissioner opposing. Everything that that team is standing for you know. Our team is the atlanta dream. And i don't know if people know that's from martin. Luther king's dream speech. That's how we got our name so if you oppose everything that we fundamentally stand for. I don't see how you can build a relationship there. I don't know why you'd want to be there
"jay williams" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"L. O. R. eat to sixty four thousand and I'm chasing Kelly here in Miami where here at so host studios if the Bloomsburg power players summit an exciting afternoon leading up to the big game we're talking all about the business of sports and coming up in just a few minutes we're gonna hear from Aiko's Carol master she's gonna be taking the stage with a number of players current and former across some sports we got Jay Williams used to play for the Chicago Bulls now a broadcaster we've got all the mud Haley he is a former all pro fullback for the Atlanta Falcons go falcons and Paul Rabal friend of this show he is currently playing in the league that he created the premier lacrosse league and I see good he is a linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars they're talking about their business to talk about the business of their leagues and of their sports and just to give you a sense of where we are we're in this sort of corner of downtown Miami where a lot is happening in obviously the city is really bustling right now with the Superbowl but as you move around Miami you to see the city that is in transition to some extent it's wildly diverse such an international city in many ways you got a lot of people sort of gravitating toward this new downtown area we spent the last couple days over on Miami beach at the Miami convention center that of course is where all the media are gathered in anticipation you know in in speaking with Brian Billick and others who were there Brian Billick of course the Super Bowl winning coach of the Baltimore Ravens Joe thighs men winning quarterback's Superbowl winning quarterback yeah those are the sorts of folks that are making their way around Jerome Bettis we spoke with him as well about his business ventures as well as the future the league we talked a lot about diversity or lack there in hiring at the highest levels of head coaching and he had some ideas that he said he's gonna put to Roger Goodell so those are the sorts of folks who work here in in Miami and it or if it were really focusing in on the key issues related to the business and the business of sports not just football obviously that is top of mind here this weekend but when you think about the newly empowered athlete you think about especially in the NBA we talk about this on an earlier panel you think about Chris Paul you think about lebron James you think about the late Kobe.
2019 NCAA championship: Virginia wins its first national title
"Like this. Virginia that seventy five seventy three next to going over time. How big is younger. My goodness. Monsters twenty seven hundred Westwood One. Aa radio network hunter coming up big twenty seven points in the Egypt game. Kyle guy had twenty four Virginia hits all twelve free. Throw attempts in the overtime period. And they come away with the title as you heard eighty five seventy seven in OT. They beat Texas Tech the eighth national title game to go to overtime the first since two thousand eight when Kansas beat Memphis the first national title game between two teams that had never previously appeared in the title game since nineteen seventy nine Magic Johnson's Michigan state team against Larry bird's. Indiana state team Virginia wins this one first title game between schools that had previously never wanted title since nineteen Ninety-one UNLV beat Duke, Tony Bennett becoming the ninth active division one coach to win a national title. I think it was a terrific game to see how these. Guys, played the one thing I said to him before in the locker room. I said you guys faced pressure that no team in the history of the game is faced will really all year. But but being down fourteen against garner web. I said, and you did not panic in that moment, and you fought, and you found a way out I said that I think has prepared you for this moment to the handle the pressure or the the intensity of national championship game. And these guys stepped up to me that was it appeared from Istambul to be a high level game. And you know, we scored eighty five that was in that setting. So good stuff. Hey, coach Bennett. Zach peerless Augusta free press there's a picture in your house. You've talked about before these three guys. Jay huff part of that twenty sixteen class. They've seen a lot of things now and their time at you've yet what are the emotions now attached to that picture? And you know, how does this change that picture in the feelings that you'll see when you see it? Yeah. When they came on the recruiting. Visit remember telling them, look, you're. The foundation has been laid by guys, you know, Joe, and Malcolm are here and all the guys went before. And we had one Sommese championships who've been to be lead eight I said, we're asking to build on that foundation. Even at that house on the hardest step. But if you're willing said, we'll take a chance at mentioned, the rocky post just I said, I want guys wanna chance to title fight and see them come in either as young men or boys and grow into men this season. And I'll mention what happened last year that that can only mature you. I don't know of anything else that would allow these guys to build a handle this situation, the playthrough stuff and to have a perspective and poise and resiliencey unless they went through something that hard, and they're very there's really good players. They don't probably get enough credit. Well, I think someone do their town. But they had something different about them collectively. I just one of our themes. I told them before the Auburn game as just bring your two fish and five loaves. It's a story in the bible. And I said it'll be enough. I said it'll it'll be enough for the masses. I said when you guys play the right way, the collectiveness of it takes over. And I've watched it, and I've stepped back, and I've seen this now seen mature through everything. And for them to do what they did, you know and how they've won. It's a great story really ofensive -ly. It seemed as if the Andre took charge there at the end you telling take charge or sometimes it seems like he's trying not. To take. That's you know, Dan regularly. Let's come in that he he I think he grew up in a way in this tournament in the second half of the Auburn game. And definitely and he was getting his shots. But he just he you saw them and that when he puts that into boy, it's he special, but no he trying to get on the ball ties. So good and our players. They understand. He's like all right. We gotta get him the ball in these situations and go to work, and you know, we did call. I'm not sure what the answer the question. We did. Call an action form to hit that three in the corner. And then one time time to great pass. But he yeah. I thought he really showed an aggressiveness that we needed. You. Need your top players to step up and make plays. And he did it on both ends you just speak to one that the poyser guy showed the overtime. And also the the previous games prepare them for that. They didn't seem either out of gas. They didn't to motion in handling the overtime. No. Well, I tell you we we had. Three Saturday, Monday games. We played Duke at home, and then we had to go to Carolina. And I I think I said this in the podium before. But I said this is how it's going to be in the tournament. And this is how we're going to prepare on Sunday. And and we did that every time we had those games, and we did it in the NCAA tournament that day in between and they knew what to expect. And I said you're built for this. You're prepared for this. Because this is what we did. And we started that process in January and that Carol do Carolina weekend. And I said just get after it, and we worked in between a lot of people's walked, actually, I don't know. What people do I just know from my experiences a coach in the Pac ten home important that day in between and how you prepare well prepare well and get after it. And so I think they they stepped in the moment they face pressure through the year through the turnament and all that stuff played into it. And that a lot goes to our strength coach, Mike Curtis. I mean, he has those guys as finely tuned machines. And and they just they work. We were smart at the end of the year with how much rest we gave them and prepare them. It's just a balance. Obviously, it it hit Tony Bennett with the national championship ninth. Active coach for the title for our current ACC coaches, Mike, shefty, ROY Williams, and Jim boeheim being the others Virginia six team to win. Multiple overtime games of the NC double A tournament in route to winning national title there. The first to do. So since era Zona in nineteen ninety seven. Cavs sixty six and six over the last two seasons. Best win percentage in division. One college basketball live crew restated Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams, and Jay Bilas, the every time in the last three games when things looked grim at the end of the game for junior late made plays. It looked grim at the end of regulation in this one when they were down to and then all of a sudden tied Rome drives, the baseline Texas Tech over helps the Audrey hunter. Who was spectacular? He wasn't good. He was spectacular twenty-seven points nine rebounds that three he hit out of the right corner is the biggest reason that Virginia's able to win the game. That was a spectacular shot. It took advantage of one of the very few defensive mistakes that Texas Tech made throughout the game. And they hung in there, and and grand fashioned to have a chance to win at the end. But Virginia made play after play that end of the overtime. They were great didn't miss a free throw were they were outstanding
Rory McIlroy wins Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
"Espn radio sportscenter i'm jan rutta on the nc double a tournament scoreboard early second half cincinnati drilling nevada fifty six to thirty seven it's gone final short in the seventy texas saying blows out to sea north carolina eighty six to sixty five beat butler seventy six to seventy three boiler makers moving on to the sweet sixteen for the second straight season they'll go up against texas tech and syracuse eleven seat in the mid west gets passed three seed michigan state fifty five to fifty three detroit espn's jay williams why the spartans had problems with the syracuse zone i was kinda shocked the miles purchase wasn't more in the middle of his own more goings or you saw jaren jackson and miskel state averages nineteen and a half assists per game they wanna pop nation today and fourteen turnovers kept passing the ball around the top of that song and it couldn't get any action from the middle of the michigan state was just eight of thirtyseven from three syracuse will take duke in the sweet sixteen nfl the patriots have quired receiver returner garo patterson from the raiders with dave expected through exchange late round pigs according to multiple reports rory mcilroy fires mid credible eight under sixty four to win the arnold palmer invitational at eighteen under at bay hill tiger woods finishes at ten under tied for fifth tigers first time finishing in the top ten and back to back weeks on the tour since two thousand twelve tennis one more team del potrero feeds roger federer threeset win the final at indian wells while the raptors sit high atop the eastern conference standings lebron james said their playoff seed doesn't matter wednesday to face off in cleveland coverage starts at six thirty eastern on espn radio and on espn dickerson back with you on espn radio.