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PODCAST is presented by you know the capital one assistant. What's in your wallet? It's the shipping container talking to you on Tuesday. It was a late one last night. Boys a late one not because of the heat game. I watch parasite in the bachelor. I don't know if you guys are doing up late. I went to bed at nine thirty. Oh yeah yeah parasite. I mean we get to. He became a parasite gate ladder reading tough to watch it. When you have a two year old running around ladder rewinding but all in all really good movie? Have you seen IT IN A. Why a lot of rewinding I want to get to it? I've been wanting to get to it for a while. And once upon a time in Hollywood I haven't gotten to either of a lot of winding because you're reading the whole time and if I'm watching my two year old Mrs Scene and I had to do some cooking dinner and stuff so there was a lot of stopping rewinding but as we were talking about earlier. It's nice to watch a movie re can't be on your phone while watching so that was. That was a weird feeling. I'm almost down to do that. More often get more international. I want to force myself to change. Change the language on an English language film just so I have to read the subtitles so I can be more engaged that why you always watch TV on mute. A lot of people well had to have been like you right Kris where they just learned. Basically everyone's telling them. Hey parasite is really good. I'm not maybe into subtitle movies or Foreign Oren movies but I have to watch this evidently because I just learned about how good it and maybe I'm being myopic but I think foreign film Oscar winner and I'm thinking just very like like Foo- fee but this thing in the first half of it you're like this could be a few movie and then it just kind of like. Oh Yeah this is a movie this is an arthouse. Yeah and that's why and then I'm watching them like wow. This was an Oscar nominee. I agree with it because it's a great movie but it's just it's got some thrill in towards the end. I read that I read that they're making an English language television mini series for HP l.. And they're eyeing mark Ruffalo for one of the title roles. I hope it's different than the movie because it would be if you just replicate the movie which Church Church just sort of inspired by but all right. Let's just get to what everyone wants to talk about. which is bachelor? Peter is really blowing this man. It is so frustrating strating. How immature he is? There's four women left and he's basically got the four. Yeah it's Dad's got moving quick going fine up so I think six or seven. Yeah Yeah how long does it usually last it. I I'm I'm this is only my second season that's too long episodes way to on. He's just basically. There's four women left in the foremost immature women and We'll get to this on the mystery. We're going to do bachelor with the boys. We'll get to that. You can catch up if you really interested it later in the week but we can what. I'm sorry I just Peter's just on my mind right now what's on. Everyone's mind is obviously yeah panthers again dropping losing skid for these guys four one against the flyers who we're GONNA see on Thursday and when we go for shipping container night again. They're really hesitant to confirm this whole opening of the the cats down. I don't feel like it's happening avenue that happened to you like if it's not I ended my most recent email with Chris. Cody would really like to open up the cats. All I'm saying is I'm going not watching about who opens that den. Yeah and if it's someone that's below me no see. I see a season ticket holder dolphins off line. Well that one at least a dolphin I I don't like you know at the Dolphin. Put It on the Pole Guillermo at Lebatardshow who is more relevant to open up the cats Dan. I- Dolphin Offensive Lineman or the shipping. You've missed this. This has been a thing. They've been doing lately where they claim to be more famous than the offense of land. We we resonate nationally horrible thing. I also can't name. A Dolphin Center has twenty two hundred followers on twitter. Billy what's the argument. You're making billy on behalf of the gas. Well you don't have a great Tony. Tony Great. What are the panthers giving us? You guys going out there. Like what are you guys getting to do. Are they just going to call it shipping container night and then not give you anything pushing on a run show because You know well to vote does go. Chris Cody's volunteered to drive his. Am Bony boot right now. What they're giving us our entire night? There is a promotional code that I I don't have authorization to tweet out myself. I kind of need them to tweet it out. We need to tell people that code if they're GONNA use billy you're preaching to the choir. I'm I'm pushing on all of this this but right now they're giving us hangup is it an ESPN vice president like always like we. We can tweet out the the the actual promotional code ourselves it needs needs to be all handled through the panthers so I'm just waiting for them. They said they'll do that or reach readers. Yeah we'll retrieve the shit out of it but for right now we're going there. Free free drinks free food. Here's the entire suite. They gave us tickets. The Panthers are GonNA play a game. That's it that's all the jerseys and we've been discussing discussing like being part of like the intermission entertainment but I'm still waiting on an official run of artless if you're listening right now and you're like wow. I was thinking about going to this but I. It doesn't seem like anything's going to be set up. We can set up an occurrence if they don't set something we'll say. Hey at this period out. It's just weird like that just like as you said. I think we're in the red zone right now. Like I'd like to mention what we're doing but whatever it's going to be more than free drink and free food every time you guys go anywhere where with me. It's free drink and number one versus here with us this so zooming the free drink and free food. Yeah there's there's a sweet I don't know about the free drink and free but if it's not free I'm GonNa get stuck with the TAB. That's the way that one worked right. I mean well we we follow although Andrew Marchand. It's going to be you could pal. I mean we got free food and drinks last time we let Mike. We weren't even decided the pay for my own food. If I'm going to be honest with you I mean I just WanNa hang out with my friends family and celebrate this team and us. Yes and I guarantee you. We're going to be doing something for the Florida. Panthers just are not committing to exactly what we're GONNA do and I'm like Chris. Cody will literally sweep pop. The the the ice to do that in in between Zamboni those shouldn't he be on the Zamboni if they do that usually. It's a little kid. I'm okay not stealing stealing. No you should steal from a little kid. That's exactly how that's like. It's all fun and Games but if I wanted to ride the Zamboni it's not my turn kid and I like pushing Chaman. You should run over a six year old no real harm no real just a funny video that shows a six year old getting brushing going into the boards. No Oh just you should start your own t shirt toss dude. That's what I mean but this is what you need to do. Man Look Listen To me though panthers stop listening for a moment. This is what you need to get a bunch of t shirts and just wear them all so you get through security with like ten t shirts on because if you walk in t shirts shirts they're gonNA take him away. I like what if you're wearing the t shirts they'll just be like okay. This is a larger person. I can't question. The fact that they look suspiciously. Lord layered for this game exactly the nation and stuff so yeah just where a bunch of shirts ten or twelve shirts and then once you get in you take them off and then at some point in the game probably during during intermission so that we don't cause a spectacle but like in one of the intermissions like if we're not if the ink isn't dry it on any of this stuff and all we're doing is kind of going to the game. Just make an announcement. The new T shirt time you start throwing the t shirts. Yeah and this is a perfect opportunity for us to mention that it is a thirsty Thursday which means five dollar our beers so even if Dan get stuck with the tab you're only going to be paying four thousand dollars I actually have an in with their host the uptown. Dale of the Panthers Really Esquire my man dougie fresh. Is that his real name or is he a dog and he goes by Dougie ask. Why did he go? Law School No why ask why I don't I don't know but it just sounds good good. He's one of my good friends and works here now. That's Dougie fresh but I have a hook. My point is is I search. Shoot him a text like hey if you need someone interviewed and come over here and you know what. I'm shooting the text rainy molar. WOW WE'RE GONNA get wrong texting Goldie. Then wow wow look at us. We actually pretty good you win. I put it on the poll at Lebatardshow Do you want to add an esquire wire to your name. Would you like to have an esquire on your name badly. I just WanNa do any of the work just like Dr. It'd be really cool to be referred to his doctor but it's a whole like student loan thing this guy's good. Though he works for the dolphins should do that. Actually I think we should start referring to you for one. Week is Dr Mike Ryan. Yeah like Dr Jerry Punch. Has Anyone really looked at his credentials. Dr Jerry Punch now. You don't know Dr Jerry. HOUSER video game character. Boxing sounds like a second level of Mike. Mike Tyson video game. It is boxing analyst. Yeah even his real name is punch really is named whether man that's named like whose last name is like drizzle missile at a doctor Jerry punches really his name it which is more fraudulent. The puncher the doctor good question. Well Dr Jerry Punch is And no way that's his name he works for. ESPN and he's on the NASCAR. beat method boxing. Okay so that's where we got it wrong. Yeah wait all Gerald Punch Jerry horsepower. He's doing that would actually help. He's actually helped with rescue offorts. Would that be. Let's go out to this interview with driver. Exit to Dr Jerry Horsepower. Doctor How do you judge someone not by what they say by what they do. We're a nation of doers. What's Mike Bloomberg Berg about doing things? 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You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain. Coincidentally incidentally Jimmy Butler instagram that very same caption in two thousand eighteen. Jimmy Butler post a comment on that Joel embiid po saying saying I know a place where villains are welcome and then Joel Emoji of shows shoulder. I don't know and then Joel embiid re response response to add Jimmy Butler damn right my brother I mean so. That's enough for us right. That's enough to as much as we love the soap opera and everything else. You get excited about that right up until I tell you guys. You're not going to be able to get him for Kelly Olympic right right up until I tell you it's going to cost you everybody Bam and Eero and everybody's it's GonNa cost cheap and beat at that age. The Godfather figure the question is was there a text sent between embiid and Jimmy Butler saying saying. Let's mess with people or did he just post something. and Jimmy just happened to harmlessly. Do the comment like do you think this is orchestrated or is this just like all right. I'm reacting to what he posts Jimmy and Joel have been very complimentary of each other the entire time when Jimmy left Joel was backing him up. And when Jimmy was down here there he only had the best things to say about Jimmy and not so great things to say about the rest of the locker room. There seems to be from the outside very much like team Ben and team Joel is that is that where you don has. Lung is directed at Ben Simmons when you don is has lem says of Jimmy Butler on social media if you put put him with a bunch of cats he's GonNa Start growling if you put him with a bunch of dogs he's going to be fine and comfortable. Is that where that comes from his at directed at Simmons previous stops. It's directed but if you want to like really analyze what he said bunch of cats Karl Anthony towns You really think you'd honest going there. I mean don't you want to do the conspiracy theory everything man don't you want dogs to Grou- like we would want him to growl if these you said he was so I could just pet them. I like like all idea behind. It's an algae. Dog Is your vicious cute. You don't WanNa dog that's like we're I'll sit. I love that dog. Hey Nobili Doug no one likes her bad boy. That's why I don't get this whole dog now but only affect good dog isn't afraid to shoot threes right and Ben. Simmons is afraid to shoot. Three dogs can be dumb dumb. Does the dog just like run into the middle of the streets. There's a car coming. Yes yes up eating your own hookah dog licking your but I know your mouth clean. They say that I don't really believe it. Yeah Yeah Dogs Dan cleaner than my dog and your freshman twice can be dumb. My dog was hit by a car two times and didn't learn the lesson either time how. How are you guys? We were having this conversation yesterday off air. Dan and I'm glad to bring you. Would you rather get hit by a bus or hit by lightning and I'm dying both ways surviving both. Yeah Yeah Oh I think I wanna be hit by lightning. Yeah sorry no rate is the coolest retire. I had a cousin that was hit by lightning until we verified that and then he wasn't a it was like an old story years ago and I remembered it as him getting struck by lightning and apparently he just it's like was near lightning gangster. Put It on the Pole Guillermo at Lebatardshow. which would you prefer if you got to live the being struck by a bus or by lightning? It's yeah good question. What if neither is guaranteed that you survive? You just have to take your chance. Have you gone bus. Have you seen some of the scars from people who have survived being struck by lightning. It like it comes up the hand and stuff. It looks like tattoos. It looks like it has to come out somewhere right. It has come out. Yeah sometimes it comes out of here is sometimes it comes out of your mouth sometimes it comes even your butt fat group. Wow really really you have right now on your phone you have video evidence of lightning shooting out. Someone's but you can assume yeah it's a theory of relativity right yeah tannehill would be good in the XFL. Wow tannehill accuracy would really. I know this is what I'm thinking. You think that the players players are like lower level players right so that would mean that you have a lower level line and you have lower level receivers. So if you're a great quarterback maybe the circumstances around you wouldn't allow how you to be and his Ryan Tannehill Great Court. Where did that come from? I like it. We were just talking about lightning. I like riot bus yesterday. About Right Tannahill and I I saw the list of the free agents. Tannehill was on there but I look I look at bottom from like you vs case keenum like the season ends before the NFL season begins adds to the XFL. Why are you forgetting means also worst pass rushes and worse corner bat? Well that's why we're playing the game. That's why we're trying to figure it out uh-huh because I believe they're all free agents in March right but the season ends in mid April. So you could have A. I don't know the rules of free agents and signings and other than the the rules should be. We'll take Ryan tannehill anytime exactly. No but I was thinking. What if your breeze wants to go out there and try things? Honor Philip rivers is like you know what because Philip Rivers. Dan is a gunslinger. And you know what happens. gunslinger bringing guns like board. Yep So he's like you know what. Let me go lace it up for the L. A.. Whatever whatever they're called wow okay the wildcats which which I have a pretty decent starter? Josh Johnson just want to know from week when he was hurt. Hypothetically speaking let's say one of them wants to or Jim. Let's James Wants to go play for the vipers because vipers already we have a quarterback controversy. James probably shouldn't do it because you know lots of lose their if you drink but I'm wondering if one of these quarterback Ryan Tannehill suits who took the XFL do we know that he's that great that he'll just win the XFL championship. I feel like Brian Ten. I like where your head's at perennials. Coming off like people are thinking is highly. Yeah no I've ever had. I was looking at the free agent list. They ranked the top. Free agents and Ryan. Tannehill is six ahead of drew. brees ahead of Tom Brady ahead of AJ AG Green Younger Guys Ryan. Tannehill is not better than these players. I mean I'd make you saw Ryan Tannehill down here for how many on that list. But it's like a business investment the Dan they ranked I. I have a take. I'm still marveling at the pivot. He owned understand what we were doing doing lightning and being hit by a at the end of that and we got to the point. Where people's but yes malays like lightning where I think that I think the Tanna Tannahill would be very good in the exit fell and I want to go down the path I sent Mica text last night. I WANNA go down the path of actually asking taking a bunch of people today whether or not last year's Lsu team would win the XFL. Dan Wants to do the the guest segment where we get a lot of experts. And I'm like we're really forcing this talking point because I feel like three weeks from now when you realize exactly how good Kevin Gilbride has got New York Guardians Cooking then. We can have a real conversation conversation. But that's precisely the reason I know you've got your convictions about this but I don't think that everyone that we talked to would be as convinced of this as you are. Okay so we'll get a Cohen. We'll get it going. We'll do the goofy thing and you'll make a joke out of the XFL one. I seriously like this league backfired. Last time you're the only person that has a bad thing to say. I'm not the only person I I was actually Bomani was much stronger on this yesterday than I was did. He Watch I didn't ask whether he wa- Foxworth was very strong on this subject and he watched all of two minutes of it telling compelling compelling I watched two minute yeah but it seems as though. Yeah it seems the people that have the strongest Mostra opinions about the XFL couldn't be bothered to Wa. I I watched some of the No. The cat McAfee was wandering wandering around with ripped jeans money. That's a bad thing. You Watch that on mute. Why why would you watch Patton iffy? Mu Dan he was wearing a Bolo was wearing ripped jeans. I watched enough to know that Aaron Murray was terrible yet. Several coats was dropping pass in week one. Dan See that's what I'm saying. Osama coats can be catching those passes from top to know that Bob stoops had an underwear model starting at quarterback naming things. How would did you know that from what has attempted? I did not know that that was a bit of a bummer. So we still have that in our back pocket. I mean the sky's the limit and device had multiple plays with both quarterbacks on the multi as multiple more than one multiple place multiple. was there some sort of edict sent out by. ESPN and Fox that we had to support this shit breath well number one. Don't call it that you ever to know. How what do you keep doing this? I think is this you just trying to be a dallas renegade. You just. Don't no one support anything. That's like new and exciting that the companies behind because this was actually pretty decent television right through here. When you're looking the perfect way to surprise the most important people in your life the only place to go is one eight hundred flowers dot com? 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ESPN THEY DANCE. Are we getting Joel. EMBIID call today. The first I heard of it was in the middle of the night last night it was like. When did this happen because I didn't hear about until like two or three in the morning? Trade deadline already passed. So we're not getting Joel. EMBIID this season. So it's going to be a Philadelphia Mess for while Joel Embiid is open. I've been to a Just like an open bidding right because he's under contract until twenty twenty three right Chris yes so you would have to impress the sixers. Here's enough for them to send him within the conference. I just don't see this have enough pieces to do it. which is a fairly shocking thing to say? Because it wasn't but a year go that we were talking about. They don't have any assets to get even Jimmy Butler from Minnesota that Josh Richardson wasn't going to be enough to do that. They have have the assets now to do that. And I'm of the belief you guys tell me because I know it's scary to invest in someone with Joel embiid's injury jury history but you tell me whether you would give up right now because this is what the trade would be. Would you give up any chance at honest to do Joel Embiid as soon as he becomes available. Do you take your chances with Jimmy Butler and Joel embiid and that's enough to build around And you nuclear core. You're young players because there's no way you're getting Joel. EMBIID cheap and you have no guarantee that you're going to get Greek freak. In fact if Greek Freak wins the title this year. You'RE NOT GONNA get free Greek Freak. If presumably if you get Greek freak you. It'd be an unrestricted free agent. So I don't think you're giving up the flexibility ex- ability because if you're moving pieces for Joel embiid the salaries have to match up so the money is still going to relatively. I don't think you can do. I think it's pipe dreaming to be. Joel well embiid Jimmy Butler and Greek freak. I think it's pipe dreaming I mean I don't know the salaries stats pipe dream. And just because you have to give up suffrage oil and beaten. Philadelphia's incentivized is to send them to to Miami. I think the real question in this hypotheticals would you want Joel. Embiid over what you have. Which is at flexibility? And some some of these pieces. I mean. Let's I answered Yes to that Joel. EMBIID is a better player than Bam on a bio. But say this is. You're you're shooting for Greek freak. Jimmy Butler Joel. Well indeed. That's a weird roster at very weird. It's a good defensive Rosser but who who shooting what what are we what we exactly that all for as Nice says this heat team May as and as much as we love watching Duncan Robinson. Shoot and how they use spacing and share the ball. They're bad at defense and bad defense gets beat and the play offs bad at defend average. Bad they're defensive. Numbers have been very disappointing. This season but They've addressed that with the JAE crowder and Andre Iguodala which who put up another monster two point effort last night crowder trait. Yeah Jae Crowder. Also doc look at his shooting numbers the whole step back and tested three thing. I don't think he's GonNa. I was when I saw what he did last night I was. I didn't look it up. I was simply simply gonNA come in here and ask you guys. Hey have my eyes been lying to me because I do not trust Jae crowder when he shooting threes. I like his game. I like how hard he works. But when oh I think of Jay crowder I think of a lot of clanking threes. I think of a guy who is a tween from Marquette who got forced to the three point line because of the way that the game evolved and then started shooting threes and missing a lot of threes as the spacing of the game changed. What kind of three point shooter is for his career offers career fairly fairly respectable round up to thirty four percent not terrible not terrible that average? What's league avid hasn't league? The average gone up now to thirty five and thirty six percent that he's like he's not a great shooter and look with Memphis. He was a terrible three point shooter. He was twenty nine percent. So this is is an ascension to the mean. Guess what's happening with Miami. You can't really count on that but with the dollar we poke fun at the points. But when he's been on the floor the Miami he'd have been pretty pretty dominant. I think outscoring opponents thirty five points in the forty minutes that he's been on the court so they hope to address at defensive need also Bam out a bio is the most versatile. We'll defending big man in the league. He can do things out on the perimeter. That Joel embiid simply cannot do so. I don't think Bama Bio is necessarily not that you accuse some of this but if we're looking to fix the defense with Joel embiid I wouldn't point Bam out of violence and we need to replace them being emotional with this core that we have right now but I don't WanNa Risk Yawn. I don't WanNA give up Bam and hero for Embiid with that risking your honest to. That's you're basically punting on everything Riley just done with having this core with all the not blunting. You're getting one of the best players in the league. You're guaranteeing that you're getting him where Y- honest is just kind of like a hope that you get player better than Jimmy Butler which is what everything thing is built around right now you gotta get someone better than Jimmy Bucking. This hypothetical that we're just getting Joel embiid because team building and team building. Whatever they just don't think the Philadelphia Seventy sixers would send Joel embiid here in order to be a champion for real? The Miami Heat have to get a player better than Jimmy Butler for sure and that is what they are trying to do. why wouldn't the seventy sixers trade him to the heat. It's not like they're right there and it's not like they have like there's a rivalry between the fans. But if you can get the heat's young Mike if you can get Bam in hero and you can get If you could get shooting around you're going to have to. You're going to have to be that much better of an an offer for Philadelphia to say okay. We'll trade Joel embiid within the conference. I'd be more concerned like a team like Golden State if Golden Joel embiid they will get him over the Miami Heat they have better assets Like you could hold up. Bam outta bio and tyler hero and a first round pick. They have more draft capital. They have star players to make the The like they could just say Okay Klay Thompson we'll give you Klay Thompson and then boom you lose. I'm just saying like if this is truly an open bidding war the Miami Heat even though they've done a lot to build up their assets over the last year. They can't do that to the point that it can blow Philadelphia a way to say okay. We'll send within the calm. I know embiid is skilled but I just still. They'll look at that. As you're you're taking a guy who would have been dominant more dominant in the league. Ten years ago I I know I know he shoots and I know he has like he can shoot a three the and if you need them to but I just think I think he's probably the same three point shooter. The Jae Crowder is isn't he mike. Isn't he about thirty three thirty four percent. Like it's not. It's not not great but it's not a big man. I just feel like Bam is more the modern center. Where Joel embiid? He's just so big in the injuries. Keep Jae crowder. That's all you care about do it. Why are you so what first career career Joel Embiid is a thirty two percent three point shooter? Aw Yeah he's shooting thirty three percent right now. He's in love with that three point shot because it's available to him and he doesn't realize that it's always going to be available to him because he's not good at it and also just I don't wanNA keep acquiring guys like have had to talk myself into this whole Jimmy Butler thing and Joel. EMBIID is one of my favorite like him. When he's on you though go straight up lean into being the most unlikable team ever? Isn't that what started this conversation. I know a place that welcomes villains. Isn't that word started boarded with Jimmy Butler. That's a pretty decent identity. It's a bizarre Rosser construction. And I'm not willing to like give up the form to use a Cliche cliche in order to get because I don't think that the upgrade is that tremendous over Bam and the other parts that would be included in that trade. I'd rather sort of see the landscape landscape of the NBA and the next disgruntled superstar. It's interesting that you don't think that it's that much of an upgrade while acknowledging knowledge-sharing have hard it is to get a player better than Jimmy Butler who is young. So you're saying it's not much of an upgrade while I'm sitting here telling you hey a guy I better than Jimmy. Butler is the goal. There aren't that many of them available. This guy might be available. This guy's never available and if you believe in all that culture stop then you believe that Joel embiid here. They would build something around him. Yeah that would make Joel. EMBIID look better than he's ever looked in Philadelphia. What's what's the problem in Philadelphia? Because you're saying flatly that he's better than Jimmy Butler which I tend to agree. But let's just dissect this for a second because the Miami Heat are presently better than the Philadelphia Seventy sixers. It's an absolute tire fire. He's the best player on a team that we were told that you have pieces around him with neuters my you have to when they had JJ redick and they had Ilyasova. They were a bounce away from beating Coli Hawaii Leonard that you have to surround that guy with shooters and aggressive shooter. No he can't be the guy taking all of the threes and they are. They are poorly built built their poorly built basketball team where they're sitting there at the trade deadline fighting to trade for Glen Robinson just because it wild Joel embiid is complaining about the spacing at every. Turn I'm worried about the injury. History Irish get outside of underneath a hoop like in today's NBA. Like this isn't a slam. Dunk I'm not convinced. Convinced I just find it interesting. I'm not convinced either. I understand why it is that you can argue either side of this. I just always am interested when Miami Heat Fan develops allegiance to player of the moment and then refuses to Trade Koran Butler for I think I just think two years from now Bam. Am might be considered a better player than Joel. Do you think payroll is going to have the self control of Joel. embiid out there to pass on him because he's seventy four and hope that yawn is false to him. I mean mean. Pat Had the self control to not give up like an like removed some of the protections on a first round draft. Pick for Danila going all right which I think would have really made this eastern conference interesting. So maybe I'm not entirely. You have to give up all lot for Joel embiid so much you have to Sorta you've spent two really tough seasons building up these assets to this point you're going to throw that all the way not necessarily throw it away because you're using them to Joel embiid but then then where do you go from there like. We're we're saying that you have to surround Joel embiid shooters where the shooters. They're sending the shooter's away. If so you in this pipedream you have Jimmy Butler. You have Joel embiid. And you had the financial flexibility to add Greek freak that that is one of the more bizarre rosters. I've ever seen my life. Let's call now on face besides Bringham. You've got Mike you've got them Being able to get all guys that I. I don't know the salary cap well enough to know. That sounds sounds to me. That sounds absurd salary. Cap Work so you can have three Max players. Let's act like we haven't seen this. We've seen this with the Miami Heat. We've seen this with the Golden State Warriors. I know there was a the the salary. Cap Isn't exactly what they expected. I would here's what I'll say. This is really pipedream radio. Here's your forgetting the Bradley beal thing I I think Bradley beal fits this team a lot. Better you're going to be able to trade for him next year. I don't know if you've been paying attention to what he's been doing this year. He's absolutely cook a better fit. They're so terrible is incredible but it's been great. He's been great for them and he was hurt by not being all star but he is being punished because Washington Ashington is a shit show and has been for many years and they allow one hundred forty points. A game and Bradley beal is out here getting a lot of numbers. I was trying to get them to one twenty five so they could lose every game. One Forty Two one twenty five for rank in the disgruntled superstars that I want to go after in in terms of building a team around Greek freak and making mess attractive to me. It's easily Bradley. Beal over Joel embiid. Why can't we just get a grunted superstar? The great thing about facts. They're proven like the fact that crude crude oil contains impurities base oil. Made from natural. Gas Is Ninety nine point five percent free impurities and the fact that pennzoil is the first synthetic motor oil made from natural gas. Ask Not crude oil. It gives you unbeatable engine protection. The proof is in the pennzoil based on secrets boy test using sap five thirty get a twenty goes show pennzoil full synthetic purchase two twenty. Three twenty terms apply details of PENNZOIL DOT COM slash oil change offer pretty crappy thing that Joel embiid just into the seventy sixers by the way publicly. Yeah I mean the the post he has in the heat arena. He's definitely doing something so this this this is all just coincidence right. They're they're trying to tell us he's trying to force his way to Miami. The player only has enough leverage. And the fact that he's under contract until two thousand twenty three. It doesn't even have the conventional like I will sign an extension with only one team type of leverage so as much as it's a pipe dream for fans acquiring Joel embiid. I think it's equally equally palpably even more so Joel thinking that he could force his way to Miami. I saw someone say this on twitter. That Jimmy Butler is the X.. Right now who's sending texts to Joel embiid knowing knowing that he's never gonNA actually get back together. Which beat he's just trying to ruin the Kerr relationships love then he's just inserting himself doing little messages? That's going to upset the new relationship. Not Not actually ended up in I. I saw nick on twitter video from his show. First things first came on and he was ready. He was taking Joel and beat the task as you rightfully really should be. These are two teams have might match up in the first round of the NBA playoffs Miami and Philadelphia and Joel Embiid is not using a burner account years publicly. Luckily flirting with the Miami Heat right now which is already a toxic situation over in Philadelphia. This is making things so much worse yet to take got into account when you're looking to acquire Joel doing the necessary things. You gotTa make an ugly superstar there but this is due. This is several weeks too late. The deadline passed. What is going on in that locker room that he's going to be doing this publicly when he's got no way out right now? No Way. Can I sneak in dolphins thought before we get to some calls here because we haven't mentioned dolphins in a while. I was just looking. I know we've discussed. How much cap space they have and all the draft picks but compared to other teams? I was looking at one of these grids that they do. Sometimes were they show all the teams where they're at in terms of cap space and draft picks. This is not this is something. MBA related it. Made me think of it. I'm looking at an MBA type grid thing anyways. The dolphins are as far away above. Everybody else I know. We knew that. They have a lot of capitalism draft picks but comparatively with everybody else in the league. Everybody was bunched just in the middle of this grid. Then you just see in the top right corner like the Dolph. This should be. I say all this to say this should be an insanely fun couple of months for Dolphin fans because there's hope and we have a lot of potential. The team could look extremely different in four months. Yeah I think you look at players Chris Jones who may not be in Kansas Kansas City. If you start looking at their cap situation what they might have to pay Patrick Mahomes that becomes interesting. It's a fun time. I've been there with the team with the most cap room. Most those draft capital and exciting. You got you gotta get the players but this is a full on reset. The likes of which Miami Dolphins truly haven't seen. You went all the way in it. You've had bad teams and you've had decent draft slots but this was the intention is to reset and rebuild this franchise and in a way that Joel embiid is publicly flirting with Miami to kind of doing that to already leaking out doesn't WanNa go to Detroit. Had such a great time in Miami from the color of the shoes to doing events with Dan Lebatardshow to appears to really want to be a mind often citing but does he wait a year behind. Tom Brady or Philip rivers. Dude there's this can be fun off so this is the most fun. NFL offseason just because of the names at the quarterback order back position that are available and Tom Brady is going to be able to talk to any team. He is going to take meetings with other teams. Philip rivers is flatly going to be on another team. Always set for years is how quarterbacks never recovered retire. It doesn't seem like he's GonNa Retire. They did the public farewell with the chargers. We close the book on he could. You're right he could still have a change of heart but it seems as Philip rivers once a play. They probably wouldn't have a farewell like Qaddafi. All we've said is that you never see any quarterback good quarterback in free agency and their six ole after angry at one of those one-season got that sense. I don't know enough about to his hip. Do you guys like lie. Good point that is a good point. Yeah what are they telling me. I think his third emory was clear like it seemed like he was doing well. I gave as good as possible. It stinks that a guy like Philip rivers isn't going to probably take take a one year deal somewhere like he wants a couple if he is going to stay. He's probably with a dolphin. Sign a quarterback for like Tom Brady. Why would he come to the dolphin draft and then and sign one of these guys? You have to make sense because why would Brady WanNa go from playing in New England to coming to Miami where he does not realistically have a shot at winning. They'd have to he would. You'd have to see. Oh they're citing this guy this guy this team. Actually I kind of think. Also Brady's the type of guy that thinks that his presence instantly makes them a title contender. I think that he tried to. He'd want want to try to win a ring like he wouldn't go to a team he wants he wants. I do think if he leaves New England. Stick it to the wrong. so He's going to. I know it like he's already saying. Give me more weapons in New England. So he's not gonNA WANNA come on the market. That's devoid of weapons. However Miami has the most yeah cap space? Yeah obviously they'd have to allocate some of that Tom Brady. I don't think it makes sense for Tom. Brady to come here them to build around. Tom Brady for one or two sees that. There's anything they're doing you think. There's anything behind him. Having struggled in Miami and thinking maybe his perception of the dolphins is slightly better because of how the Patriots have struggled. Just truly vindictive like yeah. I'll we'll play you twice a year and make you regret this but I don't. I honestly have no idea what Tom Brady is thinking no one really. Does this whole Tom Brady situations little odd back back in doing. What's the betting favourite on where he ends back New England's abetting that's gotTa be after all this affiliate Brady seems to be the last couple years a guy that he likes some attention? He likes thinks that people are wondering where he's going that commercial with Hulu. He likes the the idea of people being really building to this and now he's just going to be like I got you. I want you staying. Would you want Tom Brady. Honestly Yeah just for the fun like just because then we would be this like wherever he goes is going to be like circus. Got It sir. That factor. I'm with you that if you're actually trying to build the best team possible he might not be the best option. Yeah you would build with younger talent to grow alongside whereas if you get Tom Brady there. You'd probably have to get more veteran presence. It'd be just assume I think Chris Jones is like the free agent named possibly the could look till I heard his interview on part of my take. Dude seems legit crazy like bonkers and fun. Yeah I'd want that guy on my team he's like. He talks so much. Nonsense to opposing. quarterbacks it's if you have the time check that out Let's go to some calls. Yeah all right. What do we WANNA go to? We got a guy calling from Kato. Got A guy calling from Virginia. We got a guy calling from South Carolina. Fort Worth Atlanta fact. K Town dropped off. So no Miami calls Uh About Oscar. RETO hoskins those from South Carolina. He's like I'm from calling from Columbia. I'm like US getting till from Columbia South Carolina. So he wants to talk about your dream breakfast esque until you're on the air fellas morning. Good Morning So so I'm originally from Miami but I'm stuck here Columbia now but I was just thinking like what's your dream breakfast. 'cause for me I have to my right. My Dad's from Nicaragua. So we do rice and beans with some eggs Some guests a lot and some not as or L. telling my mom I'd love those staff with to get an cusick. We'll let you every day for my life if I could. Wow this sound good. I like Colin Powell telling her because Not to Kim familiar I I did live in Miami for five years. I went there for college. I went to Saint Thomas University. Oh Wow yeah win for history and psychology and ended up as a county account so anybody out there. You could still become what you don't want to be. That's IT Theros Qatar. You don't see now when we dream breakfast. Are we talking about if I could only have one breakfast for the rest of my life. This is what I'm going to eat because it's consistent or like just my ideal well if I could have one breakfast tomorrow like the best breakfast I would choose. That is a tough one. I I guess you can have in your dream breakfast tomorrow. Different answers if you're just giving me a chance to have crazy good breakfast. I like a crab eggs benedict eggs benedict with the crab cake. Instead of the lobster eggs again key west a good a good like cooled eggs benedict is probably something I would order. But if you're saying this is the breakfast you can only have for the rest of your life then. I'm not GonNa go that because that's a little too rich I I'm a two guy anytime I go to a breakfast joint. The two two eggs to pancakes or French toast. Whatever we're in the mood for and then two pieces of either sausage or Bacon? That's my Go-to just standard records. I've never heard of two two two before. That's like a standard thing. You've never been into like I hop or Denny's or most places have a two two two special crazy. Yeah Kristen's rights. Thanks man. I love it all right. All right does crunch almond milk. Oh man no. I'm not a big milk. Okay Myself Scottish or you. I'll regular milk but only after I've had a bunch of cereal flavor. Yeah what is your guys. If you're toast IOS crunches probably the best milk for milk and also cereals where you can actually eat it raw. Nobody will look uh-huh yeah. That's your chocolate MOCHA regular milk and cocoa puffs. Yes because it turns into chocolate cut off regular milk and cocoa puff. Now now if you guys aren't counting calories diets would you guys go home milk. Or what's the whole milk percent even if you're just you prefer it. Yeah I'm a whole milk. Okay one percents. I'm a whole milk. I if I if I'm not I do get two percent but I like wholemeal stuff. Billy Clinic didn't look to water order your whole milk. lactose free guy. You ever go to halls Chop House in Columbia actually even heard or that. It's a steakhouse by the capital. I really enjoyed my sake that I had there. I like I was in Columbia South Carolina a few months ago. Great Steakhouse check that now. I have to look it up because I literally worked for the county and it's like a block away from the salesman. Go there yeah. I also worked for the Columbia Firefly's local miners. Have I do Bel- and that's where Tibo played played. And I I just got a job with them too. So that's has two jobs to work down here. Awesome and congratulate Oscar. Ito Thank you. Do you like steak all right well. I love steak. Steak is not overrated rated on the set with Chris over that take I considered myself apart. Cody cover until that moment. We'll get you back. Then gotTa let him go. He's on the firecracker correct. Yeah now I'm looking at the call here. There's a guy who's going to Disney for the first time it's GonNa be a long call airport food prices school. Yeah that is. Some Guy Wants to jump on the bandwagon. No I mean that's just. TV show Indian. So where's David from Toronto. And all right. Where's Heff S.? David has been sending me. DM's for like a month telling me. I'm calling tomorrow to talk about this. I'm calling I'm like can you just call already like just call tomorrow. He's like I'm going to call today today. I'm calling today I'm calling. He's sending me messages like first thing in the morning. I'm calling today I'm calling now I'm calling. I'm like okay. Call like go ahead and here we are waiting for David. There's a lot of pressure on this next call to be the next David from Toronto. Really Yep who does he want does the next caller wannabe none of it in Toronto. Thank you talk to these people who got the most potential. It'd be the next David from Toronto. I'm a little bit day. All right we've got a good name. Yeah go ahead I love day. Do Oh boy. Hey My name is today but I don't want to get caught up on that so I look like Russell Westbrook with a bigger heads last longer. Space We and if I could have five sauces come on my fingers. It'd be honey mustard ketchup barbecue sauce puddles and sauce and ranch tall. And I'm a three swipe or for the older. Wow three swipe see I told you could call this good So I WANNA talk about why airports charged so much food that you are talking about this yesterday on the lower and like I did some research because I had read a blog post like a couple the months ago about this So there's like some like statistics about this There's this thing called where airports say that the restaurants and like the little stores like the Hudson News or like the Wall Street Journal big data star have to charge what they call a street pricing. Which means that like they can only charge like maybe ten into fifteen percent more than what's on the street The issue with that is that people either don't comply with that and they don't really regulate it so that's why you end up getting like dishonesty water. They usually costs a dollar causing like five dollars. and then another reason that they end up charging more is because The storefronts I have to have a higher fees And more so they have to dedicate like ten to twenty percent of like what their revenue is to these airports that they like X. requested Something that they actually end the what they call the airport council international concessions benchmarking survey. So yeah. That's pretty much what I wanted to talk about Have you ever talked about the you sound like you work in an airport in your price culture and you're trying to defend your this is is that what's going Camilli. That's not me. I'm just saying the charge seven dollars for water because you can't get water anywhere else and if I have to pay seven dollars this whole twenty percent eh business I mean guess what. Twenty percent of seven dollars is more than twenty percent of three dollars. So that's like what they call captive audience like you have to. You're there and like of course like you said they make you throughout your good water before you come in But but yeah so actually also said like added forgot to when Mike and entered my call. I was a little nervous. So let's say I'm in Ann Arbor Michigan but in Mexico from Mobile Alabama which is the senior bowl and the home of Mardi Gras. Really I have one of my one of my cousin went to Spring Hill so I went to Oh night that. Is that where you went to school. School no my dad used to be In the administration. They're really not many people know that nugget about it being home Mardi Gras. Yes so I was asking bodyguards king in twenty seventeen You can actually see this if you like Google my name or my instagram so instagram. We called all doppler. Okay my instagram is just say oath J. U. S. T. S. A. Y.. Oh probably like Because my first name is lobby which is within Oh people pronounce it. No shots fired up And My name is dial I used to go by that one. That was little. I don't see any underscores or anything. No it's like just. It's all lower case J. F. T. S. A. Y.. Oh I see you know so. That's you know that's like not just say always thought. Oh Yeah I do see you now. I thought you were private. Yeah it all right now. I'm looking at you. Hey down yes I did their yard beyond that. Yeah congrats on that. By the way when it's a big day appreciate it may twenty fourth. I'm super excited Austin Texas. Wow Awesome we thought. Your name was Oliver at starbucks Yeah it's Some people they just didn't dry rough twenty. Fourteen awesome to the city are really what city mobile. Yeah King of the Mardi Gras you get to keep. That actually really entail getting a key. Actually haven't gotten the key to the city and I got a proclamation. But what are you know Literal key to city right. It's just figuratively so no so the mayor says so. I gotTa Commission just little like Billy and the mayor said that that was my good out of jail free card need to flash it. So it's been in my car ever percents Just in case But yeah pretty much. I don't. There's nothing really. That seems Irresponsible actually all right holiday a really. Wow Hey can ah day or no. We're not that close yet. You can call me. Dial it I sure billy all right cool crown. You're wearing and is this the homecoming that was the crown now. This is for Mardi Gras the crown out war when I was getting guys crown he looks like royalty allegheny that it looks like royalty. It is a good crowd and we'll get up all right. I Biological Day. Aren't they really shy about correcting people. I liked him. Can you share with me. His His instagram just say Oh no just just share it just copy. How do I do that copying copy and share? Let's go yeah should follow this. Let's go out to Marc and Fort Worth going to Disney for the very first time mark mark. Let's say let's start here. How old are you? Yeah fascinating Mark Mark. Arche is your moment. Summit mark is your name not mark. Mitch Steve Fort Worth Man. Jeff by that went. Well wow off here was it di- or Deo at remember. What lobbies Joe in Atlanta or Bruce in Virginia? I'm over Joe's really Bruce Gruesome. Virginia's you're on the all all of them. Good morning guys how Ya. This is the energy we needed BERNITA. Bring Hey Bruce I I well so I've been listening for a lot of years. We've talked about that before on the local hour and honestly I've never really had an NBA team to call my own. I'm from Virginia but I don't really identify with wizards at all I've been a fan of the NBA for a really long time. Always super respect a day. dwayne Wade And I just wanted. It's a share with you some Some of my Miami Bona Fides to see if I can You Know Jump On this Miami Heat Bandwagon. Now that you know Mike Ryan's got me so stoked on taming even more so than I was when they signed Hassan whiteside contract. Wait a second. The wizards were good. Though would you be all over the wizards because they're terrible no because Even when the nats one this past year I was just kind of like Oh cool. You know because it's great but like it's not like it wasn't like a thing I mean I'm from Richmond so I have a I actually kind of a tangent but like I met Chipper Jones because they're triple eight Braves team used to be in Richmond. Virginia and so like I had more more identify with the with the braves but but now in Birmingham I can't Larry Well I was in a I was actually actually a little league at the time and my team got to go onto the field in there and he happened to be an minors for some reason or visiting. I can't stop enemy. Ah Yeah I can't remember exactly why I was like I was like nine years old and It was really cool. Yeah yeah I also got Marcus Giles. Marcus this child's and TV Lesser Giles. Yeah Well Marcus at second base productivity. That was hard to find fantasy. He was no Brian Chris yet. A great job and Chin both boomer gals at the child's family has great yeah synonymous. Yeah Sorry Bruce. Yeah absolutely no. It's all good so I just remember how much of a really bad reaction a bunch of people got back when the big three was going on. And so I I just wanted to see you guys being gatekeepers and the Miami sports scene. I kinda wanted to see if my Miami Zona fide are Are enough to really like let let me you know where some of that super sick like My uniform vice hats and stuff we got so Obviously listened to show forever not forever ever but for you know like every single day for like the last four years I dated in College. my girlfriend went to University of University of Miami. And so I actually. He spent two summers in Miami with her I've had the meat sweats at one of those One of those Zillion steakhouse thank you. Thank you resilient. Takeout dam. That was tough for me. Sorry sorry local hour right right. Look Lo fi. You're trying to make a case for yourself and you come into our home and cursing episode South The cussing I will I will I will. Oh well you know Moskva all did the same thing not that I'm on his left he was I I obviously know that guys G is Probably the biggest con is For me for my Miami Bona Fides as I went to Virginia Tech Marty Smith Yeah. Oh yeah good point thank you is your case. I feel like we've heard your Bona Fides. And they're solid bona fides but now wanting to do is just say your favorite thing about each of us. Yep Wow Mike Ryan I actually My favorite things is your Your like wide ranging of in college football takes I really honestly like love your the ACC takes even being a guy. Like is super like that. Chris the work. It's she's talking about me me Chris. Chris Cody I I like your Were shooting at my favorite bits. That you do Yeah Roy It's Roy Stop Ten. I really would love to hear one of those again one day and Billy Gill will my favorite thing about you is When you have a really long and winding story and then it actually has a really good payoff happens like I think like five or six times and it's like it really? It really was the payoffs are great when they come And then every once in a while when when Dan Dan cut you off. It's also pretty funny You know I like what's up boys Ah I said you think you wanNA give them on. What's your favorite thing about Greg? What's up hey what's up? Boys the attack by boy. You gotTA still go boys. What's your favorite thing about Greg? My favorite thing about Greg cody is hard network gals like come on and Dominique. I used to love soup of the day but it doesn't do that anymore. I like it I like. It went dominates the hype man for How about Bruce? What who's Bruce Rate? No not you bruce the other you AH sleepy security. I was Stephen. Now that's a strike against says all right. Let's vote Komo. There's five of us in here. We are going to caucus. Oh this isn't like a public thing now. I was leaning. Yes all right. I'M NOT GONNA we're deciding. Governor is allowed on the bandwagon. We have five votes in here. Billy has voted. Yes no no. But we're I thought we were doing this secretly so then he doesn't know who eight eight. Let's just all take three silence. Look at each other. We have to tell each other with Roy. Tell me with your eyes yes or no I look at my us. You can just nod. Okay Roseanne through Aspen. Tony Chris. You can announce it the way I read votes through is I think we have three nose into yeses. Wow I think billy really was he s and I I got yes from Roy. So you're saying now I am saying now got a new team said I should have known it was it was a bad side and when I was on hold my windshield wiper flew off of my car. Why don't we we start with this? Let's start what happened now. You're changing the back end. So Yeah Dr Driving Down on driving down the highway and I just all of a sudden I hear like a cleft lip and then I look and my windshield wiper is just like the stem attached to my thing so the windshield wiper blade literally just flew off and behind me So I had to drive a couple of miles before I found a truck stop that had a replacement window wiper blade as anything that that crazy happened to you guys while you were driving like no contact with a bird or another car or anything pieces of your car flying off. That was killed me like it was wild the wheel. A tire came off my car. What woking kept going elling enrolled away from your car? Yeah another car no. It isn't caught obviously tidende or when my I had my I breaks replaced and I guess mechanic forgot this. Oh my God that's horrible lawsuit. Yeah and the tire rolled into somebody's front yard and his stories like this. The smacked another door. Yeah yeah that's what happened an interesting even though I was on the turnpike wait overshadow. Bruce's story yeah come on. This is a guest. I mean you know you want to join the club that's true. Yeah so he's outright. I appreciate you bringing it man I really do and thanks crews still out though Silimo from now. Won't Bruce have okay. Here's the thing saving money with. GEICO is almost better than playing pickup basketball. Because there's always that guy who joins your game. He never never passes the rock. He constantly bricks threes. And who completely hack you. And then put his hands up and say no foul no foul with gyco. It's easy need to switch and save on car insurance no need to fake. An ankle sprain. Because you're absolutely exhausted. So switch and save with GEICO. It's almost better than sports.

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Wed. May 8 - Unsung Heroes

"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of affordable. Eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five. No ridiculous markups. No hassles. Just quality affordable. I wear delivered right to you visits. Any today at Zanny dot com slash NBA. Today show are the Sixers down three two because indeed is sick or are the rafters finally playing to their old potential. We debate the nuggets most unsung player and if the blazers can force game seven versus Denver in crossfire. We address Westbrook, Dan, PV's local surgeries as well. As the draft lottery, rents Wedneday made the sort of. Swimmer than welcome to the starter. Presented by Jack Daniels. All number seven and Tennessee. Honey, I'm Jay skeets alongside me as always taps Melles. We got the OSCE li-listen over yonder. That's the beard one. That's trae Kirby. Uh-huh. Well, I'm here at the internet looking for your best tweets at hashtag starters. And guys earlier today the league released their list of representatives for the draft lottery for all the teams going next Tuesday trying to get that number one pick some heavy hitters are on the list. Former number on pick Patrick Ewing will represent the Knicks last year's number one eight and going for the sons and the legend Nick Gilbert is taken as lucky bow types of the Cavs where he's going to try and win his third draft lottery, which must be a record. But that brings us to today's question who are some replacement draft lottery Representative that you'd like to see for instance, I'm actually offended the Chicago Bulls didn't pick me the lottery ends in Chicago. And as we found out last year on the show almost ACOG. Oh bulls lottery magnet. This will be the winner of the two thousand eighteen. Oh my goodness. What are you got? You can't see it. But it says Chicago. Just gonna have to trust that we're gonna get bigger fund this year, we want to hear from you. So let us know on Twitter who are some replacement draft lottery representatives you'd like to see the hashtag starters from you later. Get your tweets on tonight show. We're gonna talk about the nuggets game five win tasks and trae are going to step into crossfire. We had a very special very solid play for. Yes. Stick around for that. But let's start with some true or false looking back at last night's Sixers raptors. For the third time in four games. Joel Embiid was under the weather hadn't into a playoff game. This time. It was an upper respiratory infection. That slowed the big man as in beat had more turnovers eight than made shops five in the blowout loss. The raptors get my Mans and vitamin c and tell me true or false the Sixers three two two because in beats been sick. I think this is true. Actually that wasn't vying his sickness until yesterday. I gotta be honest. I wasn't totally into the sickness that it seemed like a convenient excuse. But yesterday, you could definitely see it on his face. And I don't wanna play face language doctors. You look at the way those turnovers were happening out there. He did not seem like himself. And if I was to tell you the best player on a playoff team in the second round was to be sick three or five games. You would say well that's going to affect at least one of the outcomes it probably not last night the raptors we're going to smash this game. But in game four the outcome was likely affected because of the sickness, I'm making excuses for the Sixers. He's out there. Sure. But I think it's a viable excuse. But I think it's false because it is sort of impossible to say, I get what you're saying. And he looked miserable. He looked miserable. When he was on the floor when he was on the bench and had the Tel up in his face. But in you, go back to the net series. He didn't even play in one game and the squad showed up and the Sixers got a win. And that was the best we've seen a Ben Simmons in this playoff so far. And then Embiid in game two and beat had the mud pies. Going on there. They still got the win with a very bad. Embiid gave to other guys stepping up for the Sixers. So it's only this team like, what's Ben Simmons? Excuse I guess is what I'm getting at here. Joel embiid. He's sick. Whether you buy it or not in a lot of people do what's going on with the other guy. Specially your other all star in Ben Simmons who is out there. I think because I can't find him half the time. He's having no impact on these games whatsoever. Certainly compared to the first round he's not having any impact and clearly the lack of ability to shoot the ball affecting him. Because if he's not going inside scoring he doesn't have another option to full back on. But I think really the raptors deserve so much credit for this. Because after game three I know two people sitting in this type of who were particularly worried about this series going down the drain very quickly and the raptors actually rather than being Barile. They probably weren't better than humiliated showed some resilience got that game full. And then you could see the confidence last night in game five not just with Kawai. Who's being at standing in this series, PASCAL came back you so call Larry playing well again Denny green hit some threes. And I think talking about infections. I think the raptors had something that was contagious last. Not just play. Lying well together, and actually realizing those those games I lost two and three bad losses. They have to get those out of the system, and then sort of flex their muscles a little bit in game five which I did last night because the season again was on the line last night. You got an three to having a win two games. Particularly on the ride. You know, it's very tough. So I think the the Embiid sickness had an impact Faucheaux, but overall, I think the raptors just played better. And this was sort of begun really after that game three humiliation. The momentum turned after game four. Rappers are definitely in the driver's here. You mentioned Ben Simmons. He hasn't adapted to playing in the dunker spot. He's playing down in the in the Birdman spot on the baseline. He's not the ball handler anymore. He's just hanging out while Jimmy Butler is handling the ball and transition where Ben Simmons should be thriving. He's turning the ball over its. He's just not right, and yes, he should be the one stepping up. Totally. I totally. I totally agree with any six was really had a great game last night, you know, Butler God his points. A lot of them forced to get to the line and made it happen. But no one really stepped up outside of your be your guy, your big guy that was sick. It is weird though. He's now had like basically three different Ellis's in the series. This is just bad timing. Then he's got the knee on top of that which is miss time before. But even when he was playing again, I go back to two and four he's sick. We're told didn't sleep notice, you know, he's still had a positive impact. And this was the first game. He he Dan his that good impact. Even when he's not well on the defensive end, and the fact that he's just a magnet on the offense. And. Everybody's paying attention to him Marcus oil stepped up big time yesterday. He started playing without reaching. And that that was his best defensive game. I think on Joel trae actual for the first time this series, quite Leonard scored fewer than thirty points wasn't the rafters leading score going for a simple twenty one points, thirteen rebounds. Five more refs double figures. Scall- the twenty-five led the way for Toronto guys true or false the raptors finally played their potential. Yeah. I think this is true. And you were talking you were going through all the guys that contributed in game five William Lou Yahoo sports Canada. Put a best in games one and four that the raptors one they won those games because they had the best player in the series in those particular games in quieter game. They won because they're the better team. And they look more like the team that we saw throughout the regular season. Raptors one a lot of games when Leonard was out for load management, and because you had Siaka stepping up throughout the air into the playoffs and Kyle Lowry looking aggressive right from the job. He had nineteen points solo Baca, they're going bigger. It's. Working with Nick nurse. Dana green hitting threes. And then it got contagious. They had sixteen threes. So that's true. This is the raptors that we've been watching the last couple years, especially this last year that you're like, yeah. This is a really good team. I know a lot of people down here in states watching them a whole lot. But there are threat there are threat to go very far best performance by three and even to some degree. It is you wanted who was going to school for the rap every boss get Hatsaw to co I felt like it was such a struggle. And it was almost lucky that some of the shots went in. I mean said she had a couple of gets. But last night when Denny Green's hitting shots. You just feel that when the raptors are in transition a lot of guys are an option to school and co I still had a great game but bought his stands in this series. Pretty quiet, relatively speaking. So I just think for the raptors they realize if everyone else contributes it makes the whole game so much as it because they blew the Sixers out. This wasn't a game where it was like getting into that last quarter. They need to execute. Probably put the foot on the gas, and it just opened up everything for the raptors. That defense was a lot more focus and Philadelphia, they they sort of tried to the start of that. Quote, but then the represented pretty quickly and put the game out of reach. It was a special night for the raptors a big part of it is they got their second best player back PASCAL Ceac them felt better after that capping where he was not himself in game four then you gotta prototypical Kyle Lowry game out there. Kyle Lowry was awesome. He was doing everything. Even even if he didn't score a tiny was doing everything out there again looking like himself Kosovo guarding without reaching on. Joel Embiid everybody hitting threes. They have a bench again. So this feels like a team that can go up against the Milwaukee Bucks. Yeah. I'm already looking to that. Oh, don't you inside that bench? I mean that has to show up not just in these Goodwin's have to show up when things ongoing wealth for the raptors. And it's a bit of a toddler game because we haven't seen it. So when the pressure's off a little bit. Then guys feel a bit more comfortable, but that bench that doesn't show up in game six this one could easily be even offensively. It wouldn't say the bench there after bench like living here in game five, but they were locked into fence van Vliet better on that end. Norm. Sending double sort of unorthodox doubles at Embiid, and forcing some of those turnovers. There's just more engaged for trae our final one three two series lead may seem like a death sentence. But not only have teams come back to force game seven sometimes even win the whole series. Consider game six is in Philadelphia. Maybe just maybe talk yourself, and this thing extending guys tour falls Bratcher. Sixers. I don't know God's going. What do you think? Go ahead. With this guy. Big question. It's Joel Embiid. Right. What are we going to find out tomorrow? What's going to be the problem? Or is there not going to be one? And he's going to go for thirty three. And pulling out every showboat move. You can think of and celebration. We don't know we don't even know this does affect affects. But that's gonna help their chances. No. Yeah. They could definitely pull in at home. But I think they know this baby is I think they know that they gave away the series really at the end of game four there. And that's why you saw a pretty bad effort in game five. So it's possible that they could put one out and game six, but they know if they come back to Toronto on Sunday that they're losing probably over goodness. Goodness, thinking went to do with the Sixers. They need like early in the series. We were talking a lot a lot about like. Wow. Greg Monroe is giving them a lot James Ennis is giving them a lot. Then Mike Scott came back, and he's giving support in some threes and stuff that they need these rule players to really really step up. Here bowler is going to be fine and beads the massive question, Mark. And it'd be helpful if Tobias and Redican free, but I think this is more likely to go to game seven. I do. I think in a very very close game six maybe pull it would the rafters of one three in a row. They win very tough in the playoffs in top series. Like, so I would come home for game seven baby baby. Let's hear from you. Guys jump on Twitter. Stay starters. We go into game seven between these Sixers raptors that one on Thursday night. When we come back. We'll talk about is Denver's unsung hero. We know. Yokich is the man who's that second on some here. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Our friends at Xeni optical, operate huge variety of high quality stylish frames state of the art optics starting at just six ninety five. You can get multiple frames with this great pricing for less than one pair. 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As these for conference game out in Denver, Nuggets destroyed the blazers based monster games from the goal yoga and Paul Millsap. So we have this thing ends with the nuggets winning six or seven or the blazers coming back to win a game. Seven guys forty-one percent taken the nuggets in seven another thirty two percent taking the blazer in seven. But you guys say. That's fairly accurate. I think now that the nuggets are the boxy. There the blazes when they won up to remember that huge game that fraud. I not quadruple overtime that was this point. I thought the series is gonna towards Portland's five hit because Fidel back up again and maybe face another go down three one. I thought that would be. But instead they're four back and showed incredible resilience and just taking really you see last night's game. And you think at some point this is going to catch up with the nuggets going this firearm without the experience, and they blew the blaze is off the court, which was incredible. I think Portland still got one more in them dying. I'm not gonna die off every little magic. I think going back to Denver. I think the nuggets shine so far the right balance debt, I think they're probably going to this series and seven they definitely are in command. But I doubt the blazers are going to give up two in a row at home. They let that game four slip. So I think they go and get game six I wonder with coach Terry Stotts move that he pulled off in game five where NS Kanter, you know. Was it was not on doing a great job on Nicolay? Okay. So they switched it up. And they said, let's put you on Paul Millsap and heels have just drove him Razi. And you combine that with the fact that they lost game for the game four way. Do they think in that locker room? I don't know we're trying to pull it straws here. Maybe we don't have this series. I think the nuggets are income in either win a game six games. You starts goes away from that because. Yeah. So they put me new on your kitchen, and that didn't go well just to was on Millsap as well Millsap. I know, and that's why they made this change Millsap Millsap. That was an unbelievable first half Jamal Murray. Caught fire there in the second. And then you'll could sorta closed it out. I mean, this was a great win. I think it's in seven does still make the most sense. I still believe in the blazers not gonna roll over and die well coach team and start and they just missed a lot of shots to a lot of shots in last night's game. Some of those I think are going to drop in Portland, and hopefully we do get a game seven where then the nuggets sort of have to be favored. They're the best team in the NBA all season long and have been. Solid there. So far in the plus try next one Nicole you'll get great last night going for twenty five nineteen th six in the win. But wasn't just him. Gary Harris, played his usual, sterling defense on Damian Lillard, Paul Millsap used as strong powerful booty score twenty four points into Murray put up eighteen and nine and the victory. So we have the people who the nuggets unsung hero wasn't guys. Fifty five percent with post up Paul Millsap. He got my about about y'all make a case for all these guys, but Millsap make sense to definitely he used to be called the anchorman when he played here in Atlanta because he is exactly that he's just that steady force, and you said earlier speech, mammary Marie had a scoreless first quarter. They needed him out there. But who do they turn to in the first quarter Jamal where he's not playing? Well. Well, the anchorman Paul Millsap had a great first quarter twelve points just to calm. Everybody down you talking about the experience lead. This guy is the experience. So. Yeah, offense. He does it. He's averaging nineteen points per game in this series and defensively as well. All three of these guys you can. Definitely the thing. I'm actually surprised. He's fifty five percent of the vote because so many people tend to just ignore contribution. And we've seen this actually at other times in the playoffs. Win the nuggets need a couple of baskets in that first quarter often the one who gets them, but they never highlight reel plays like mid range jump shots ups but baskets still camp. Just don't stand out like what was seen from Jomar, but Gareth defense has been incredible series and Mike malign typically on Damian. He's mixing it up a little bit. They totally Craig, but Gary Harris, they just getting into dime spice, they young athletic long, and it just causing him a lot of problems. And that's a big reason as well why the blazes down three two is because little hasn't made out of really unload on them and give them a big scoring not because he's got much defensive pressure on. He was good in the first half. And then Gary Ayers, just wore him down. And he ended up being over from three point land in the second half and two for nine. I will go with Jamal though, here he's averaging twenty five points for game in this series. And we talked about it time and time again with the nuggets he sort of their bellwether that X factor if he's got to go in you got a good chance of winning the game. If you're the nuggets, and he blew the game open Millsap, right TASS awesome in the first quarter. But it was Murray when he was showboating just all the sauce in the world going looking off his fingers in that second quarter that sixteen to six run. And then it was sort of over. I mean because he was either scoring all those baskets during that run or setting up guys and he finished with nine assists from he's from Kitchener one nine at the least Canadian Canadian of all time. Cool, and he's got sway. Yeah. No. Is there all three boats are great for all these guys? So let's your new if you haven't voted all when we come back pass and trae step into the crossfire Canada versus America. We Joe TC surgery. Let's PG's more concerning. The franchise. Rickie wake up. It's crossed by. Here's the champion is going to take on the challenge Trey Kerby in three rounds of head buttons. At the end of it all all the clear winner crossfire belt on the line guys. I won the two thousand nine hundred F lottery is on Tuesday in Chicago. It's a thirty minutes. Hello cast. It can sometimes be a bit of a bore to be honest. Let's spice it up. I wanna hear your best addition to the draft lottery night. Here we go you want to get people interested in this event. Get the free agents from this summer, the sit out in the motivations of the teams rumored to be going. Lakers table Nyeri get at that nixed. But you gotta Scrooge over gotta make room for a little Kevin. We'll say oh, they're in the playoffs. Just do this crap lottery. Little later after the playoffs doesn't mean they're going. They're just. Yeah. What with these boring lottery balls that we don't even get to see let's take a one exciting thing of the night and actually make it exciting a page out of our come up with a new way to pick lottery winner every single year who would wanna see Adam silver bobbing, apple their money Martina inside of a wind machine on you'll be honest with you it's tough to come up with a new idea. Play ones you can sail. All right. It could start guys thunder. All stars. Russell Westbrook and Paul George underwent surgery on Tuesday. They got more surgery to come Westbrook did work on his finger. He's going to have a procedure on his knee, Paul George doing work on both of his shoulders. So I wanna know what's the more concerning. Okay. See injury. Here we go. Russell westbrook. Having surgery on his finger. Not too worried about it. I got a weird finger, and let's all right. I am however super worried about him having another niece, they're calling it proactive maintenance, which just means cutting into your knee now because we're going to have to do it a little bit later anyways. That scared me his knee surgery on his right knee, which is not great wrestler going to be thirty one early next season. He lost a little after his niece agree last year. And he's still got two years left on giant contact. Well, it's scary. I think it's Paul George because his MVP calorie affectively wasted because they didn't beat the blazers with that shoulder. And that was with I think the best Russell Westbrook that will see going into the future. I think we've seen the best of. Russell westbrook. They're capped out the next two seasons. Not good. Bob right around is final round. We had some very funny moments in the NBA last night, Drake drop the airplane on Joel bead Juancho doing a little shimmy in the corner after hitting three Paul Pierce may afford, Michelle Beedle. We're not sure TMZ said, so, but I wanna know what was the funniest moment from that night. Here we go mine is more than but Joel Embiid, you know, he pulled out the airplane after dropping the windmill and game number three. And then so the raptors when he was being checked out of this game. Did it right back to the entire fan base? Did it very very funny more vengeful than Larry is so bad look for anything want to hurt on Gomez. So, you know, I love seeing him and Mason firmly run a two man game somehow and with three in the corner for Juancho right in front of the Denver bench where he shimmy is like crazy with yo catch Harris and all of his buddies. He's so happy I will. Happy scape. Let's. Winner right here because he's semi in his face off. Trey Kerby, even more. Expired, the shimmy into a win like goodness shimmy. Yeah. What would go into the de-block here lately with the very salt play not gonna wanna miss this. When kids I don't mind losing to that. Guard. No come brogden is back for game five against the Celtics tonight, completing his recovery from a foot injury inside sidelined since March fifteenth coach bud says he's gonna come off the bench. He will be on minutes restriction, but near will start still. So that's the first game Celtics bucks on TNT lucky trying to close this one out. And then we got the pivotal him mino- game five between the rockets and warriors in the second game in that double header can't wait. All right. We asked you draft lottery, replacements guy, ain't good ideas because up on Twitter. They started straight where we got great suggestions teach says Drake for the raptors. Which is crazy the raptors don't have a chance in the lottery. They did they send this guy. We got the number one. Also, great meal saying I want Bongo lady to represent realize very cool to see her sitting at the podium doing exactly that. Also, great suggestion acres guy, the best possible suggestion, no doubt, you've been Chee. 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Hour 1: Out of The Woods

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Hour 1: Out of The Woods

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I'm only care how we feel fellas. I'm excited. I feel great y'all doing. Okay. That's about as good as everybody. What's wrong about a subject for years and years and feel great this morning? That's right. Well, I feel great for a lot of different reasons. Actually, we will offer little while. Of the time, I'm refreshed. I'm ready to Rome. Let's get it guys. Tiger Woods making history. Unbelievable after all his struggles over a decade later. He's officially back winning a masters for the fifth time in his fifteenth. Overall, major before Sunday his last masters title was in two thousand five. Wow. Stephanie, did you say this coming hell, no? All right. But by the way, max out was rolling until you up until yesterday. I actually had been right all of these years, but certainly proved me wrong yesterday. And I can't be happy for him. Because you know, what you need tiger in the sport of golf, you need tug in order to keep golf relevant. And I'm happy about it. This is why didn't see coming up his performance. Even though we had seen that to some degree with some of the non major tournaments the he had won over the years. What resonated to me was kept and hitting it into the water on twelve Mullen narrow hitting it into the water on twelve I thought Tigers footsteps I heard what steps and I saw him creeping up on those cats, and I saw them we'll beneath that pressure. That is what I have not seen for the better part of the last decade. Plus, I did not see that coming. And obviously, you know, what he birdied three of his last six holes. We saw twelfth thirteenth. Fifteenth sixteenth that shadow sixteen was something spectacular. No credit away from them whatsoever. Was spectacular performance. Where you consider the fact that he was he was at least better than Paul all four days all four days he played well at what did not been saying all of this time. I have no doubt that talk, and do whatever it is that the he could do over the course of our day, maybe to my my trepidation was what he could deliver over the course of four days. I did not see that coming. I did not see the intimidation factor, which I cannot be underestimated I did not see God's beneath the pressure. I didn't see any of that coming and the fact that that showed up paticularly yesterday and the final round where he was trailing. And it's the first time you wanna major after trailer. I think is tremendous and I'm incredibly happy not just for him. But for all of us because golf is elevated in terms of interest in our mind yet again before I even make my point if you are a grown person at. A professional golfer. We're no one's playing defense on you know, one's hitting the balls on a tee for you. And you're intimidated by the presence of another golfer should be ashamed of yourself. That's the first thing. Well, you just half the field over the last twenty years, and they should aim to them. No question, if they are intimidated because someone else's also playing golf with them not against them. No defense. That shame. Shame on don't know. Pugilist goss. I understand you come darts. That would understand. Tiger. I knew was going to come back. I thought it was a very good chance. You'll win a major in fact when we had that debate earlier in the year. I said this given the way he played last year. So we had four shots. And now he has another four shots. That's eight shots over two years of being healthy. I'm going to go ahead and say, Yup, he's gonna win one of these. He he has to have for four days for the better part of a week. He needs to have his putting game strong. And if that can happen now that he's healthy. He's gonna win one. Now. Nextradio dumbest. But it's just a matter of shots on goal. If he what what happened with Tigers come back. He was back in three ways number one. His back was back. You know, he talked about he had to get on the floor to play with his kids. I've been there for five one. You can't move anywhere. You turn excruciating. If you need your lower back for torque at all, you will not be good. So as back came back, and that was you could see all the difference. Second thing was the result of the fact that could. Play again his short game came back. That's what he was other worldly at right? His short gapes was backs back his short games back. Then he's back at Augusta. He knows it really. Well, twelve poll for three no one else wants to play that conservatively. Tiger knows. It's a fifth win fasters win. He knows just stay out of the water. Right. Let me just get it on the green. So yet for all those reasons he came back and finally look guys, you do not need the athletic ability to play golf that you need to play real sports. Let's be honest. So like, Tom Watson when he was fifty nine years old almost won the British Open at fifty nine because because the kind of athleticism you need to play basketball and football goes away quickly, but golf you can have a much much longer career. This was not surprising. So a couple of things first of all if you're a grown adult, and you watched that yesterday, and you didn't have some tears accumulate in the corner of your is, especially when tiger hugged his daughter and his son, Charley. And you saw the parallels to when he first won in hugged his father. Earl I don't think you have a soul or it's frozen thaw out because that moment, right? There was not just one of the best redemption stories in American sports history. That was a father son arc cycle of life. Oh, yeah. That makes anyone that has children that might not even be necessary. Go. You know, a little bit misty on you here in this moment. So I wanna talk about that for the second. How awesome this was for tiger in his family in for all of us? I saw this coming. I saw for different reasons. Perhaps you max, I don't I cannot say that I saw a win at the masters this weekend coming, but I saw another major wind coming. And here's the reason why over the last year it became clear that tiger was one of the best golfers in the world. He competed within a pack within a group with Dustin Johnson. Justin Thomas in Brooks KEPCO where we saw in two different majors last year. He was in. He was in it all the way to the. I think Stephen a while. He's still came up one day short in those majors. I saw the hints. We saw the the idea that he can play four days of golf. So I began to think this was going to happen, this sooner or later, he would get another major two quick points to disagree with both of you first. I ball max. I mean, I don't know if you've ever competed at anything that didn't require defense. I don't know if you've ever been in intense darts match at a bar, or if you've ever been in a target shooting contest or anything. Pressure of somebody else's performance is weighing on. You would you know that guy over there? He's not going to mess up. What does that mean means I don't have one stroke of mess up in me? You absolutely can intimidate other people even if you're not playing defense, it's one hundred percent happen. But to the weaker psychologically and talking about the best golfers in the for twenty years for your week, psychological. The best golfers in the world for twenty years have been wilting under Tigers rusher. It's so that's amazing there we we need to get you out there. If you could stay the lodge because this bolt on a tee for you. No one's playing defense knows coming to hit you and someone else's also hitting and you will from that you're weak. I wonder why you're doing this. And you're not out there. You know, what you're choosing to be ignorant purpose? And here's the reason why because when you're competing it's relative to what you play. In other words, assure if you're coming from a boxer or a fighter or even a basketball or football player with his office in his defense and somebody can literally stop you. Sure, that's different. But when you are a golfer, the sport of golf, the pressure of knowing that you have to be perfect that you have to be devoid of mistakes because you hear somebody who's been elite in the past nip and tuck at your heels that from a psychological perspective is pressure and pressure is usually psychological more. So than anything else. You know sports. Well, enough, you covered boxing, another, you know, good and damn well that is good point. You're making a good point. I would say this. If there was a competition to hit the bag perfectly, and you had to fight you were competing against Floyd Mayweather, you would feel some pressure because you know, me whether it's not gonna make any mistakes, but I'm. Sorry in the context of sports. I am comparing that to if you have to fight Floyd Mayweather and those mistakes are going to result in you get in your face punk. Well, you as. Are you as a one view has been one of the people on the record stating that sometimes the bigger biggest opponent is yourself because psychologically, it can wait on you many many occasions you sat right in this chair on national television. And you've alluded today if anything Pitta misers that sport, a golf, you can't ignore the fact that excuse me Tiger Woods. Oh my goodness. It's two hundred seventy dip in better scores in the history in terms of the final round. But nevertheless, if you if you're mom Nari, you've got a two stroke lead. If you're Marlin Ari, and you see tiger damage. Friday's here Saturdays here, he won't go away. Right. This is the fourteen tuck champion going foot fifteen. This is a guy that we've talked about in the same breath as Jack Nicklaus and all my Lord. He's here. His back is not hurting his knees hurting, psychologically isn't walked anymore. He won't. Onto say calls cold would agree that in order for anyone that you just mentioned to beat tiger. They would have to block that out and concentrate on their own and I'm saying to you not it's not as simple as that. It's understanding who you're going against undesired old understand. And you can't be you. You have to be damn near flawless. He doesn't focus on the competition. He's just built tougher everything just said or right? Her right by me and took a of balls legacy the moments all that. And you say anybody that doesn't realize that they can be absolutely and utterly without mistake. They're week. No. That's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is since you are competing against yourself. A point that you guys keep making concentrate on yourself. If that's the hardest thing to do and golf. We're bending over backwards to get golfers extra credit concentrate on your game. If Tiger Woods presence throws. You off your deserve to win your. Here's where your point goes right out the window in a sport like basketball. How many times that we've seen a guy on the line with seconds left? There's no defense then it's a free throw. That's a part of the game of basketball, excuse me. Some of the some of the guys that you've witnessed in the past there demons come out because actor free throw line impress arroz moments. Their pennant how many times have we see in the gosh, eighty eighty five ninety and then all of a sudden agree in Roswell. And it's the free throw. There's no. I'm not saying that pressure doesn't exist in effect people. What I'm saying is if you're on the free throw line, and you missed the free throw because LeBron James is on the other team that soft that's week. So if you missed the puck 'cause there's pressure I get it. But if you missed the putt because there's pressure because Tiger Woods is about a week. Remember, you're speaking in the guy who doesn't believe golf is a sport. But by the way, well, you and I weren't the only people move by the Serena Williams with this tweet. The goat herself saying, I'm literally in tears watching Tiger Woods as greatness like. No other knowing all you've been through physically to come back and do what you just did today. Congrats a million times. I am. So inspired. Thank you, buddy. So in Serena's inspired big things are happening. Everybody should be right. Okay. So woods. Fifteen. Major titles are second. Only to Jack Nicklaus's eighteen west gate Hasim as the favorite now to win next month's PJ championship and Bethpage Black where he won in two thousand the US open so three the tie. For the pass diva. Title going to catch Jack. I you listen, I'm willing to go as far as to say that because I didn't believe he'd get one. But I also said if he got one I think he could get the four it's overcoming that initial hawk. That's the key in all of this. You're almost playing with house money at this particular moment in time. You gotta remember because Tiger Woods hasn't lost. Hasn't won all of the time. What have we been talking about? We haven't been talking about just to injuries. We talked about what preceded those injuries. We talked about two thousand seven we talked about what happened with him and his family. We talked about how the mosier was going because you were so fixated on making sure people were more receptive to you that they had forgive you that somehow, someway, you old the world and apology, not just your family. Your ex wife, your children, etc. You own the world in apology. The fact that you had to even though that wasn't the case in recent memory for those first few years. It was undeniable he had to deal with all of that. Excuse me. That's bypass now. The injuries appear to be. A non existent right now. If you don't have those injuries, and you don't have the backdrop of that nonsense taking place in your life to the point where everywhere you go. People are looking at you raised eyebrow or with disgust and beyond the golf community. Remember how they treated remember how they talked about an at top. Remember, how off the he apologized to those folks because of how he represented the sport and how much he had sullied the sport in his eyes. I'm saying when you have those demons working against you, and you're dealing with all of that the biggest challenge in the world if overcoming it the first time what you do that. Now, we get back to just go. And to me, that's what I thought it would be. And I'm of the mindset it would be toughest for him to capture another major then it would be for him to capture floor. The fact that he I didn't think he would do yesterday. I know I'm having trouble keeping up with swings. Can't win one. Now, he's gonna win full. That's what I'm saying. Straight it to you that he can he it's about that. It was about getting over the hawk look that to me to me about what tiger just did is the irony of his career is that he became this icon that like a lot of fathers and mothers with athletic children's started putting golf clubs in their hands for the first time athletes who may have done other things could actually compete in real sports started playing golf so he came into an era as an older injured player with much better players than the era. He started in. And we saw guys like you mentioned speed, and you mentioned Dustin Johnson and McElroy and all these guys Jason bay one after another these like, young female. Maybe he's the next tiger was he's now in a field of Tiger Woods is always the next. Tiger Woods is. And he'd beat him. Now. I don't think he is if he is the best golfer in the world, that's probably not by much. It's because he's older and they're better. But the fact that he won one that's what really impresses me. So the question now is can he win? Three more just to catch nNcholas. I don't know about passage before more. Can you win three more? I think as I mentioned, Tom Watson, who's not Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods has more talent than he's in a group with with whom Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus, right? There's the only guys you can really talk about in the upper. Maybe he's number one in terms of that stuff talent. And maybe in this career overall greatness, if Tom Watson can do it at fifty nine almost win the British Open. That means Tiger Woods may have another decade. Where even if he's not the best. He's good enough that on a good couple days he can compete. I'm saying, especially if what you guys are saying is true that in this field. They're intimidated by his presence then. Yeah, I'm going to say he's gonna win three more majors before he's done. I disagree with both of you. And I don't like the swings. I'll have to keep up with. I can't believe that to come out here and argue against you or against Michael Collins, which I did on Friday fill in for you guys that he'd win another major. Everybody told me he'll never do it again. I said, yes, he will. Will. But now, I do not think he will win three to catch Jack Nicholson, you you you're in the video, you know, that you're right. You're in the video tiger sitting there watching his doubters talking about he's done your washed. He's a former golfer. He'll never do it again this and that he's watching and he's watching you Stephen as watching you tell him he can't well, he just sits up watch people. Go ahead. And now you're out here saying he's gonna win three's going to catch. Jack, nNcholas I get it. I understand your argument. Basically you've made the icebreaker argument. He won the first that was the hardest now he's back now we're rolling now. We're often running and chasing, Jack. And here's my argument. Why that's not true. I don't think we're necessarily looking at the tiger of old even though we just had this argument about intimidation, and that you can be intimidated. I certainly believe that in tiger candidate people. I only it's going to happen to this field. I only it's going to happen to Brooks kept go on. There is going to happen to Dustin Johnson. Justin Thomas this field as you point out max is stack and I thought tiger would win because he's in the field. But because the field exists I can't give them three more in the old days. He dominate he'd last time. He ran out ahead. But now he's got to beat these guys. And let me tell you some looks. He's not gonna will from any pressure. He's going to be there tournament in tournament out. You don't think they can win three more. And let's say twenty eight more tries let's say plays tilles fifth. I'm like if you will more eight more tries it can't win three. Hey, this mess. I think he's gonna win another one this year. I think he'll either win at best page or pebble? But I can't line them up for him to win in his forties, which would be rare. It's been done where you win multiple in your forties, which would be rare again modern medicine granted tiger shape, granted technology grant in. I can't give him three on his own. See here's the problem, which argument number one. You're acting like tiger has to be in order to win see in the sport, a golf as you well know, some other people can fold. That's what happened yesterday to your time out. I'm not saying he has to be elite to win. I'm saying yes to be elite to win multiple because we're talking about. But here's the problem with your argument, you act like this is basketball or football where you have a regular season and then a playoffs and then at the end of the champion this crowd. No, excuse me. You have multiple majors Ichi. And so when I'm looking at it, I'm saying you got numerous chances at the apple tiger wasn't going anywhere anytime soon. I think it's safe to say we can expect them to compete in at least twelve more majors in his career because he's going to be golfing for at least the next three years or so I think we can expect to see that. And I think when you look at it from that perspective, I'm saying excuse me who out there, can you definitively say is going to get it done. Remember when he wanted to one thousand nine hundred seventy one by twelve strokes. Remember that he was like eighteen hundred five remember correctly. Remember that door to speed then he was the only person to match that says twenty which was about in twenty fifteen the point is we're not looking at guys consistently and saying, you know, what they're going to be in his way women in his Jordan speeding-up. This doesn't John. Hundred actors eight of them. It will always been with writing. Here's the here's the question is Tiger Woods back. The answer is. Yes, Tiger Woods. Looks like the best version of what he might have been at the age of forty three. But that does not mean that he's back to what he was at the exact, okay? So I'm with you there. However, I think about it like this until he's fifty let's say if his back in hold up, the whole thing at least fifty why not it's golf you're not wanting around if he can do it. He's fifty he has potentially what twenty one more shots until he's fifty can he win two of them in that time at least because if he just needs three to match I bring up Tom Watson again who's fifty nine because in the fifties. He may have another Shawn Watson brought him up. A couple of times is a great exception in this list. You know that the oldest major winters forty eight forty nine years old. There are many major winners over the age of what tiger is right now. I'm not fond into the max Kellerman argument of holding an exceptional individual to actuarial tables. I'm not holding exceptional. Individuals to averages I believe tiger. Like Tom Brady will make us rethink how long you can compete. But I. We'll have to say three three. That's that's actually is going to win one more this. And I do that for the rest of his fourteen is not gonna win. He wanted to in the rest of his forties. Max he would tie the record for guys one in there for what ten in the then in his again in a decade of his fifties to win on. Nobody's done. Here's the other thing. He's not just playing. It's the only reason he is playing. He's not out there just to make money. He's not out there because you know, what I'm young and I'm good at this. So let me do it. He's playing for one reason. And one reason only he's chasing Jack period. The only reason when I look at it from that perspective where you are great again to me and remember and give me credit for this. The argument that I made I made months ago a year ago two years ago, I said don't get crazy. He said it would be. It would be it would be impossible. I said it'd be closer to our kids winning one. But he never went to one. I think he will get the floor because getting over that hump. What it's really playing to be clear when. Molest them before he's done. Catch Jack best one jacket for I want to say this. I don't think he should be marked for doubting him. I don't think anybody should. That's the point of the redemption. That's the point of the comeback. He was one thousand one hundred and ninety nine for you to doubt him was reasonable. We'll see why the offers in the world. Now last year leaving. Offers in the world last year he remained so this year if he's that way for the foreseeable future shot tiger out of the woods back in the game. Very inspiring. What's going on everybody? I'm only man. You are listening to the first take podcast. Let's be real hiring used to be hard multiple job sites. Stacks of resumes, confusing review process, but today, hiring can be easy. 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For more coverage, isn't state farm dot com. Good Monday morning with your sports center right now. I'm Phil Murphy. Sixers nets game two is tonight in Philadelphia. But before moving ahead several Sixers stars had to look back dressing scrutiny from while on the floor and often in Phillies game one loss. I love. I love. We wanna be. Well, so. Using. Could be a lot worse now with board or not. Not. Coach Brett Brown added that Amir Johnson who was inactive for Dame one address the team Sunday to apologize for this sideline distraction. Joel Embiid sitting next to him had twenty two points, fifteen boards and just twenty four minutes. He's questionable for game. Two with lingering. Niece orders. That's it for this sport center right now, we'll send you back to I take. Thank you cell phone gate. It's alive. And well, folks, the Brooklyn nets went on the road took Dame one in front of that Philly faithful how about that. Max how much of this loss is on. There's some of it on it to call it on them beat. It's on his knee. It's on his back. It's on the fact that because of his knee and his back. He's not in the mandate shape. Exactly. He's not in the kind of shape. He needs to be into practice to have his wind up basketball shape is something else. I mean to be one thing to be more. Thrills competition. Oh, Dow just chatting, no deckhand. Right. You can correctly gauge, the athletic ability of participants. That's right, call something you can't do as well in golf, obviously. But basketball. Absolutely. And Joel Embiid. You can see he's not involved in the offense for you know, because a lot of the time because his wind isn't there because he can't practice because he's hurt. So a lot of it's on him. But a lot of it's on the coach, you know, like why is emptied shooting all these threes. When Stephen you've been bringing this up forever about him bead, you know, get down the low block, right? Of course, of course. Especially no matter what the return is on a shot. Eight foot from the from the basket eight feet from the basket. It's a higher return when the guy was guarding. You is six foot eight and your seven feet and you're great at scoring from down there. So if he's taking five threes and you're losing at home in the playoffs when they need you because other guys aren't playing well, some of it's on you. But some of it's on the coach while I'm going to look at it this way, and I won't. I only want to go first because you don't want to play in the NBA out the further you, but I'm gonna say this. Joel Embiid pot three pointers so Saturday. He's attempted four per game on the season. It's something that I think he needs to get away from from the standpoint he needs to find himself back in the low post. He's a man amongst boys. He's got tremendous footwork. He's got moves towards the basket. I think he should be playing more with his back to the basket, which he was doing to some degree this year. Okay. It's one game. I'm not gonna panic. Tobias Harris has to step up and play better. JJ Radic has to step up and play better. But I will tell you this and rich I'm gonna come to you after I say this. Sixers cannot lose this series. If the seventy Sixers lose this. I want to say I want to seven hundred let me state for the record here. Let me be wanna record if the seventy Sixers lose this series. I personally believe Brett Brown will be fired head coach he deserve one hundred. He will be fired as head coach of the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers you can't lose this series. You go out and all in during the season you acquired Jimmy Butler you go out during the season. You quiet Tobia Tobias Harris, you gotta starting five their people what's instantly state championship contenders. Could you lose the Boston? That would not be great. But by could you lose took a walk near Toronto. That will not be great. What fun? You cannot Luther the Brooklyn net. And please don't get me wrong. I'm not speaking negatively out in the one that's been talking about the Brooklyn nets from the standpoint. First of all you've been doing a great job, call some of their games. But it yes. That would by the way, keep it up. But the other thing I want to say this because I watched them a lot this year academic coaches Buttle, he's doing a hell of a job. And and. Is showing more than a hell of a job building? That's gone down. The Brooklyn nets are incredibly impressive. But they are not the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers. You cannot lose this series. If you are Brett Brown, if if the seventy Sixers Lou this, and that's why I'm looking at you have figured joy Lumbini, healthy fine. Tobias Harris rents go to better. He's not going to police. That's a one game Tobias Harris. I believe in him Jimmy Butler showed up Ben Simmons. It would be nice. If you scored more than points, you all been simits but Brett Brown. You have too much talent. We appreciate the us. You put in this man don't win this series. This could be a new coach of Philadelphia, and it would be. And if they lose the next series. I firmly believe that look this is the thing about Joel and beat and the nets have struggled all year long against really big dominant players bashes been their story. Look Jared Allen. It's great. But he's a little on the slender sinus at Davis. Great. But he's a backup big. And he's a little bit on the smaller side, when you're comparing Joel Embiid Joel Embiid needs to be thirty plus in fifteen plus I don't mind the shooting part of reason why I don't mind him only shooting four or five three's is because look he's going to take a lot of pounding. And we've know his body cannot take downing. So we can take you out. Have you shoot a couple of jumpers and still use you defensive end. So use you on the floor without getting beat up. That's fine. But really when you said to bias hairs, this is the man that was on the verge of being all star and leading the clippers in the Western Conference, and they bring him in when you look at he played forty minutes and was to for seven you can't play Rettig forty JJ. I told it to him. I told it to get to but JD ratings go make sure he's gonna make shopping also JJ Redick is a guy historically, you can take out of the playoffs because you can just switch on he can't create his own shot. He's a person that will open up the four for everyone else to work just as a diversion bias Harrison the guy that can go get his own shot. Who can't be a Matra problem? You put a big on him. He steps outside. You put a small on him. You post them? There is no way that you play forty minutes. And you only get here's the problem. Take it play by play. Right. Simmons was invisible. Harris was terrible. And by the way, he's a guy who should be able to switch on five positions. And it turns out he can't Gordon many of the five to the end 'cause like I can't guard five physician heal elective. They shot three of twenty five points. Embiid shooting so much either the point is he's doing that. Instead of posted who's taking a beating from on the nets. These are little guys finally read, but it's not, but it's not about him taking a beating from the net. Is that his knee his exploded? And everything that goes with that. I was wanting to read it grew quick, Stephen. 'cause I said he's the liability on this team. And by the way, they also don't have death because they traded up to get what we. We're talking about is really their six man, and he's provided my he should be posting to Rettig can't defend and you see opposing coaches as soon as he's in the game. Right gold. Right. Adam stop right there. I have a point to make. But I'm gonna ask the question. First. Is Joe Harris better than JJ read this year? Yes. Yes. I'm talking about. I'm talking about is is he a guy that kids Fendt is he got to create his own show. Joe Harris to me right now today is better than JJ. Let me say this you I like Johannes could obviously shoot the ball. Very well, we didn't push you Jimmy. We get all of that. Also, get what I'm saying. He uses somehow some way Akerson found a way to get this man three three three pointers. They hit eleven of twenty six three pointed this out forty two percent from three point range, somehow some way kind of things that we allude to about the Sixers you could say the same about the Brooklyn nets, except you've got a coach that's getting them shot. You've got you've got. Today's point switched coaches who wins that game. It's not about the game. We won I understand. That's our job. It's about the series. And look the nets played almost a perfect game. The nets are in the bottom third of the league in free-throw at and free throw makes right in percentage. So they go like twenty to twenty five so even enduring a run the instead of having their seventeen for twenty-five Bigalow? Twenty to twenty five so the nets played up perfect game. We know Philly is going to play better. My big my big issue with this whole game is is Phillies mental right when I'm not worried about the cell phone that was just a mistake. But when you're complaining about the booze on the court all of us here know, the fans in Philly they expect greatness and we've been promised greatness. We've been promised the process and we've been promised of rookie of the year. We want to see some gross of when we see this. And the crazy thing about the booze. Let me tell you about the booth those twenty thousand fans in there had no idea about the cell phone. They had no idea about the cell phone. So all of a sudden, they get. Home pissed off booing all their entire team. They go at Turlough TV. Now, the fine. We're looking at a cell phone. This is what I paid my money to go root for these guys. That's the crazy part about the cell phone thing is that all the booze without. Well, if they're getting blown out it's happening. First of all it was it was against league rules shitting happened. There's no excuse for. Everyone's Johnson is a veteran. He knows better. He should not have done it. But more importantly, again, I'm rooting for the man, I really am because I like web Brown, but it's so it's a blemish on him. You molly. There are certain coaches. You wouldn't even think you wouldn't it? Trust me and tiny wouldn't eve you be patra fi. We're gonna bond organization. Oh, you wouldn't even think of something like that happening? Those are the kind of things that you're going to look at Pratt brand and say Joe what is going really saying? It's gonna take a miracle for him to keep his job. Because Richard you're saying they need to win the next series two is. East is they have four real good teams in the east right now that's going to be tough thing. The one thing I want to say in his defense, though, we didn't know that Embiid was playing too. So last minute. So it is hard to game plan. By. Live ability. He was too. Joel Joel Embiid at the last minute. Oh, my Lord to horrible thing. Joel them beat. No, no now, if you find out what is going down vailable that would be different, but defined yet agreeable new there is there is an aspect of that. But this is more of it. When you're adding him in the last minute is not the issue is your adding at the last minute. And you don't know what he's really going. Exactly, you don't know. We didn't. And he did not look great. I want to say one thing about Ben Simmons before we get out of here. I think Benjamin is going to be a great player. I see him as a version of like he's like a little mini LeBron or or like Greek freak without the shot. Right. But he's so people don't understand how young he is still like the ngelo Russell you see him as an all star. Now wasn't that way? A couple years ago Simmons is so good already. We expect them to be this end. But we leave earlier we need we need to see growth. I don't care if you miss every shot when read I bring it up is because Brett Brown put him in the dunker spot, and it started to work this year. And you thought that was gonna show up in the playoffs. And it hasn't played that control. You can control. You can't be on a cell phone layoff game that you're losing at home. And they did not now. All and all. They did not have you with us. I can't believe it. That Philip brought his little brother on our mission into orbit. How long until it got their loan employees get there. I'll learn until we get there. No. I can't believe how easy it was to save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with gyco. What's this button? Do what's this button? Do what's this button? Do what's this? Believe that. Geico could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley were tossed with foreign change left in Golden State one Twenty-one one a four game win after saving two pairs of double technicals for repeatedly giant in confronting each other. Here's katie's thoughts after the game. How much do you worry about technicals because you only get what what did they say for seven? You worry about that. At all, no control muscle. So if you wanna play with emotion, but do you think Kevin kind of took the bait a little bit with Beverly tonight? Obviously we took the bait and he took the bait and technicals you get seven technicals your seventh. One is a suspension in the playoffs. It's the tilles bold performance. Question of the day. Get ready, Stephen katie's injection was this a big deal too. Big do it's a big deal. I personally would have preferred not been called because. Watching them compete no-one. How Patrick Beverley is. I didn't see non vascular ball plays max take place. I didn't see clothes hang, you know, somebody hit headline guy grills line or anything like that. They were basketball players. And sometimes you look at the league you like come on guys. And even on that particular play the ball was being thrown Patrick Beverley, and Kevin Durant went towards the couldn't stop the momentum of whatever. But did it might be physical because Patrick Beverley was being physical with him. So in that regard. I do think that the call was excessive to throw them out of the game. Just because patching readily jumped up and they were willing to get in each other's face. It wasn't like fisticuffs was going to take place in my opinion. I just think that it's the play offs. I really wish that hadn't happened. Having said all of that that does not absolve Kevin Durant. Kevin durant? The last game of the regular season. He received his sixteenth technical fab it ultimately was rescinded. But neverthe-. The less that was sixteen and it really didn't matter because it was the last game of the regular season. And the slate is wiped clean, come postseason. Top a sixteenth technical foul conscious automatic one game suspension by the league and the regular season, then they wipe it off. And then come playoff time. You get sick. And then a seventh. You get suspended kept at the rent just picked up to he just got to. That means he's got four more to go. Here's the problem, Beverly probably going home in the next four games next five games. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. You got this one. You got at least for more games in the next round at least four more games in the conference finals, if your gift if you do what we expect you to do they'll be lethal more games in the finals. We're talking about a minimum of fifteen more games to go. If they're going to win the title. Kevin Durant could very well. End up finding themselves spending. I think of this anybody that could control themselves. I think it's him. But it doesn't escape me. Max I've had a fficials on numerous occasions say to me this year. These do some of them need to be thrown out of the league the way that they talk to us. I've had a fish you say to me if you knew the stuff that they said and the stuff that they get away with it's gotten out of control they want to compete against the refs more than they want to compete against other players. I've had referenced helped me that. That's how bad it has gotten. So something needs to be done. And Kevin Durant. Gotta watch yourself because you need to be there because I got news for you. I don't believe the warriors can win the championship without him. My answer is it's a deal. But it's not a big deal yet look game one already to tax. You can't seventh. One is an injection come on K D. You got the whole playoffs in front of you. You got four more. What are you doing on the other hand? Maybe he learns his lesson early. You know, you look at the other to like Houston done have Patrick Beverley anymore than Patrick Beverley is the guy who got under his how many guys like Patrick Beverley is Katie gonna come across in the playoffs. And also because this is being made a big deal of now, you would think you'd be able to control himself now to your point you say, I think you'll be able to control himself Kate these a bit of a hothead like consider this for a second. You always call the Draymond suspension a stimulus package for the Cavs the year that the warriors one seventy three games but fell to the Cavs in the playoffs. Consider this Draymond green is like the Patrick Beverley type of that team of the warriors. He's the one who gets under other players skin and all that and plays the rugged defense, and in certain ways is the emotional leader. Right. Like Patrick Beverley kind of guy you want on your team. Lebron James got under Draymond skin. Lebron James baited dream on into the in into the kind of conduct on my Alosha, which you today that resulted in Draymond suspension, but K D it's not like he got under someone else's skin. He allow Patrick Beverley to get him thrown out by ten inches taller than not. But also that what t-, of course, Katie has to know when they were gladly. They would gladly trade. I'll explain they would gladly trade. Patrick Beverley for Katie if you're the other team here, we'll give you Patrick. Beverley let's get Patrick. Beverley you get K D out. Why is K D falling into that trap and Kenny control himself in the moment of truth? I will tell you this. If there's anybody that could get under your skin. It's Patrick Beverley Patrick Beverley is a pit bull. One of the elite defenders in basketball falls up concern to answer your question about being so much shorter. Anyone would take any tall individual will tell you. There's nothing worse than a pest decking for that. That that that that you know that works on your low extremely cut you off at the knees. They're undercutting did low bridging you doing all somebody looking at you. Oughta is less of an irritant than somebody like with thick muggy bolted. There was a time in the eighties with Muggsy Bogues was an absolute nightmare because this dude about five three five four with pick you up ninety four feet and nobody wanted to dribble the ball up the court against Gede Smith in the eighties play with Patrick Ewing EPA, John Thompson, those boys at Georgetown until the way Pearl Washington. Bookie don't him God rest assaults woma Syracuse stocks. I mean, jeez. Smith was a nightmare. Everybody right now. Eric Bledsoe through that hit boom self Patrick. Beverley is that kind guy and he's feisty? He ain't scared in it. No. But the difference is is that dream on usually arguing and fighting with the rest, Pat, Patrick, if you watch the video when they show Patrick Patrick Beverley sitting there job in Kevin Durant. We know sitting there going like this then in other words, you've flop it. Flock got into bandage on me. You supposed to be the second best player on the planet. Put you fly saying let's go where he was doing that on purpose. That's how active Beverly is. Or the trying to be the alpha of the NBA, which Ron has been Katie is hiring to then you don't allow the Patrick Beverley or the Draymond green to get you in trouble. You get that guy in trouble. Lebron got three on kicked out. Don't get me started with ever league. I don't like the outta the stimulus package that the NBA granted to the Cleveland. Cavaliers all the Bronx. When it's not I don't even want to go with that. But I will tell you a quick funny story Patrick Beverley, this is Patrick Beverley max, he'll say if they you know, he's always somebody in these irritating guy. He's patting him on the backside of whatever I'm going to could at the state was center. I got a drink in my hand weeks ago. Patrick Beverley ballots Nazi right in the bag. Unlike what the hell you do that. He said you want to call it. Everybody's uncalled get hit. That's right. That's what can you have? We talked to school. This is a little bit off the off the. Topic? But we're talking about the Sixers earlier how did they not get Patrick Beverley in that deal? Right. Like if you if Patrick Beverley is on the Sixers right now, we're not having the conversations about the Sixers that we're having having a conversation. They could get beat by Brooklyn. That does the city all the news and all that out. Oh, no. Brooklyn day big. I might.

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Let's pump the brakes

The Stephen A. Smith Show

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Let's pump the brakes

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The first daughter businesses, the Philadelphia seventy Sixers trial upping the Toronto Raptors last night in Eastern Conference semifinals game. Three at the Wells Fargo center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania once sixteen ninety five Philadelphia started to fourth quarter on a twenty one two three run ultimately blue Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors out of the building I should say a Kawai Lennon out of the building. Because he was the only one that showed up the Toronto Raptors did not he had thirty three points or thirteen to twenty two shooting. That's fifty nine percent from the field. Ladies and gentlemen. He's averaging more than thirty three in this series bought away hit two of his four three point shots. He was obviously unstoppable for the most part, but had absolutely positively no help, and that's something that we will discuss as the series progresses because I thought that the Rondo raptors would win this series. And the reason I thought they will win the series because I'm. Looking at the health of Joel Embiid clearly that left knee Hatem hobbled game too. He had a stomach issues damaged. It was diarrhea. Let's get it out the way. I mean, we got to be so politically correct all the time the man had to run. Okay. That's what he at. That's what he had. I about popular to say. I know people. Do we really need to go to get over it? We've all added. Okay. Joel and be had the runs he had diarrhea, right? Watching people on TV having a camera. Oh, you heard a stomach issue? What you only have diarrhea before yellow know what it is you eat the wrong kind of foods you end up having to go to the toilet. I'm just thankful. He didn't have to go to the toilet. While he was on a go on a court. Okay. But that was this issue in game. Two clearly wasn't an issue for him and game three. He finished with thirty three points, ten rebounds, five blocks. He was absolutely spectacular throughout the evening, by the way, hit three of his four three point shots. What can you say when Joel Embiid looks like that the Philadelphia seventy Sixers could win the Eastern Conference despite their questionable bench when you look at their bench right now. What are you looking at James Ennis, the third they give you twenty four minutes at ten points. Greg Monroe did give fourteen minutes. Mike, Scott did give thirteen minutes. TJ McConnell could come off the bench and give you about ten minutes game. Although you only give you five last night when you look at the Philadelphia seventy Sixers potentially being able to go eight nine I thought that Toronto had a bit of bench. When you look at a box, then Wli pow I mean, you look into the Rhonda web design one would think they would have team with the bench. They clearly had the superstar that is who's a champion and an NBA finals, and the that's what he had on his resume. You look at the autumn. My most improved player of the year. What he did the first two games. And you're looking at this. And you're saying how can Philadelphia devoid of a bench with an injured. Joel Embiid when the series. Well, guess what evidently Joel Embiid has health seems to be getting a little better. And because of that, I think now's the time to have this discussion as to whether or not the chances of improved exponentially for the Philadelphia seventy Sixers to capture the Eastern Conference crown now, I am one that has religiously pointed to Boston being there kryptonite because it's undoubtedly so when you look at how they played against Boston during the regular season how they play against Boston last year. How Brad Stevens outcoached Brett Brown last season. But if you look at this Philadelphia seventy Sixers squad with the acquisition of Jimmy Butler Tobias Harris now a sound to make a different kind of argument because Jimmy Butler is your backup point guard. And unlike Ben Simmons Jimmy Butler can run the point make decisions, but more importantly, he's got a perimeter shot that bid Simmons won't even attempt. So when you look at it from that perspective, all of a sudden, it makes Philadelphia that much more formidable particularly with a healthy Joel and be and we can't ignore the possibility or the Philadelphia seventy Sixers coming out of the Eastern Conference finals. Coming out of the Eastern Conference rather and getting to the NBA finals. So we got that out the way we got that out the way. And now we also want to get into a discussion. More Jackson, and Jeff Van Gundy calling the game where Mike Breen last night got into a very very entertaining argument when Moore Jackson my brother from another mother my man. Queens New York O'Connell park right up the block from where I grew up living in queens that Moore Jackson who start at Saint John's who is the rookie of the NBA for the New York Knicks that Mark Jackson who was a coach that basically started the foundation that we now with us in the Golden State Warriors who should still be a head coach in the NBA right now. Who by the way should have been interviewed for the Lakers. Joel that Moore Jackson who by the way lives in LA that Mark Jackson. Went on the air last night and said a couple of things about Joel and be that there are say got the one and only Jeff Van Gundy up and a little tizzy listen to this exchange between Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy during game three a last night's Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers Toronto Raptors game. Listen to this. Just barring any edge not being compared to the best. Big man that's ever played this game. He's got to be in that discussed the brakes. You are. We're not gonna do that to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wilt Chamberlain Bill. Russell Shaquille O'Neal, but kiva lives. One. David Robinson, Patrick Ewing. You talked about Gregg Popovich just rolled over in bed. You just get a steps right now if you skip steps, we'll we'll see Bella dot knows. You might see. Hi, C Shaquille O'Neal is ruled over this king size waterbed right now, though, those guys mentioned they're looking at it like Texan has point. It's no disrespect to them is a complement to this guy. Still. Let me put this argument encapsulated this argument and break it down to you this way. Joel Embiid is something special. He's absolutely positively something special when he is on the court. He is a low to behold at seven feet one seven feet seven feet one. About two hundred and sixty pounds. Joel Embiid just twenty five years of age is unstoppable. He can put the ball on the floor. He's improved play with his back to the basket. He clearly could do damage facing a basket. He could hit three point shots. He can score inside or out. He defense. He blocked shots. He is something special. There's nothing to talk about their. But here's where Mark Jackson has a problem. And it's mostly you whippersnappers out there that have this problem, y'all wanna ignore resumes. I don't Joel was the number three overall pick in the twenty fourteen NBA draft. If you recall, he didn't go number one. That was Andrew Wiggins. He didn't go number two. That was your Bari Parker. He went number three. He would have easily gone double one. If he didn't come out of college out of Kansas with those foot injuries. We all understand that we get that. And in his career. He's a career twenty four point per game scorer, eleven rebounds, a career forty. Eight percent shooter from three from from the field. Thirty one percent shooting from three point range, a seventy eight percents shooter from the free throw line this year. Those numbers are twenty seven and thirteen forty eight percent shooting from the field thirty percent shooting from three point range eighty percent shooting from the free throw line. We know what Joel Embiid breaks at the table when healthy. But what Jeff Van Gundy was talking about is something that I side with more than Jackson Jackson in question. The skill set. That's what he was alluding to. And I get it. My point is I want to talk about your resume. I wanna talk about the first year that Joel Embiid played which two years later. He got drafted into twenty fourteen you didn't play until twenty sixteen. There's eighty two games in a regular season schedule that year. He only played thirty one games. Then in two thousand seventeen twenty eighteen he missed another nineteen games. Played sixty three this year. He missed another eighteen games. Okay. And we know what he doesn't oppose season because we know what he did last. When you look at him in a postseason last year year average twenty one and twelve in the postseason in playoff games this year. He's at twenty two point nine with eleven rebounds. We get what he brings to the table. But we need a resume when you talk about shack and Corinne and wilt. Eloge Wong gods? Like that. You know, what in shacks first couple of years in the NBA? Did you notice shack second season shack average twenty nine and thirteen did you know that both his rookie and a second year in the league shack played eighty one of eighty two games? Did you know that? Did you know that when shack shack never even attempted a three point shot his first couple of years in the NBA shack was a man of boys? His stepdad the saw God rest is wonderful. So used to sit up there and talk about Shaquille O'Neal, don't let me smack. You upside your head take your behind and those are not the word to use. I knew the Sarge and I loved him dearly. I still miss them that man sat up there and Toshack to get his big, you know, what down in the whole drop step. Swing knows elbows and punish anybody. That would get in your way, you're seven one three hundred and fifty pounds dammit act like it. I would know Shaquille O'Neal would tell you the saw almost slap me up. My damn set my damn head because he thought I was letting shack off the hook. I was to con-. I said, sir. The man is averaging better than twenty five and twelve again. He's punishing people hospitalized enough for crying out loud. When they try to defend him in the post. What are you talking about? Stephen. I want more you're letting him off the hook. I mean, it was so bad with Shaquille. O'neal mama shack. Got on me and said, I'm very very upset with you. You'd be too nice and kind to my son we have expectations for him handle. It be a man Ashok. If you don't believe me. And Joel Embiid who is big top elite in everywhere, but somewhat of a pretty boy comedian from Cameroon this guy takes the basketball up until this year. What did he do? He take the basketball pivoted spins face the basket because he didn't wanna play with his back to the basket. He wanted to be a perimeter player. He wanted to be a finesse player. I'm sorry. That's not going to win you championships in Philadelphia. You gotta be a man amongst boys. You gotta drop step and dominate in the low post the way that he did at the beginning of last night's game three against Iran. So raptors this is what is required of Joel b. Nobody can mess with him in the low post. He is suppose to abuse them period. Period. And until there's a willingness to do that on a regular basis with the degree of frequency requires. Let's pump the brakes or talking about him in the same sentence as premier big men who've ever played this game. We're not questioning the skill set. More checks is that wrong. The skill sets are not to be questioned. What he brings to the table is not to be questioned. We got that we understand it. Nobody's nobody's disputing that. What we're saying is that's not enough. It's not enough to have the skills. You got to utilize them. And he's starting to do that. From a askew perspective, he's comparable to anybody. But resume matters resume matters. And when we get away from resumes. We get ourselves in trouble. Because now we're talking about potential instead of reality for wishing. That's what we're doing here. And I don't think you need to do that. If you're trying to win the championship. And that is the situation when it comes to Joel b so we look at the Philadelphia seventy Sixers grotto wrappers in a world of trouble. They better win four because they come back to Philadelphia winning game six they might win game five back in Canada. They ain't coming back to Philly the wind game six tell me what I know. They're not doing it. Then now they will not win game. Six in Philadelphia. If they lose game four Philadelphia wins this series and game six and I'm shot because I thought that the Philadelphia seventy Sixers could petard I didn't think I didn't predict it get swept. But I thought that the potential was there because of the lack of depth and the injury the Joel Embiid, I didn't take Joel Embiid. We'll be able to come out and play like he did last night or one bum lake. I didn't see that coming. And as the show progresses. We might need to discuss massage Jiri and his decision a leg or damore derozen if favor of koala and it clearly to walk kuwa- Leonard is an upgrade. But would it have been worth lose trading? D'amoto Rosen if you only get Kawai for one season, and you give bounced out in the semifinals at Eastern Conference, ladies and gentlemen, that's bad. That's very very very bad from Asya, Jerry. And it's Rondo raptors if you don't get out of this round, and you lose Kawara Linden this off season. You've viscera your franchise. Because they what you will about the models in and Valentinus, but guess what they did win fifty nine games in a regular season. And had they not run in to LeBron James who's been there kryptonite for years last year. Dwayne Casey would still be the coach they probably would have advanced to the conference finals if not the finals and nothing nobody would have been bothered. But because you lost the LeBron you got swept the Marta rosengard moved who never wanted to leave Canada loved Canada, loved Toronto. He didn't wanna lead. But he would have still been named tuna slightly would have been there. And who knows what we'd be talking about. This has the potential to be absolutely positively disastrous from Masai Eugene. And it's a Rondo raptors if they lose this series and kuwa- leaves the free agency. I can't think of anything that could be worse for them. I really really can't it. Eight say ESPN that's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening. Lob to Stephen A, ESPN radio ESPN news. Let me tell you this. Let me switch to a different subject. A couple of things. Lazy gentleman? I sit here. Terp? Because. Deangelis Russell for the Brooklyn nets got caught at LaGuardia Airport. And I don't know how many of you know, the story. So let me enlighten you about it. Okay. Let me let you know. What's going on? The ngelo Russell. The point guard the all stop golfer. The Brooklyn nets formally at the Los Angeles Lakers right before he got traded after ru ruining swaggie p Nick youngs relationship with figures area. By taping him in a very incriminating fashion will leave it at that. He gets traded to the Brooklyn nets. There's a gentleman he has an all-star season averaging twenty one seven game. He's actually a really good guy. But he got himself some trouble because in route to Louisville Kentucky the report says whereas father lives, but you ain't going to Louisville Kentucky this week. Let you go into the Kentucky Derby, this is called what it is. Okay. This do. Get cited for marijuana possession after being detained Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia airport following a baggage check. The spokesman said Russell was summoned for possession of less than fifty grams of marijuana and later released oh, it gets better. And let me give all the credit in the world to mock contemporary, my colleague at ESPN, Mr. will Cain because as much as I went off will Cain actually pointed out something very valid. If it were true. The marijuana was found inside a hidden compartment of an Arizona iced tea. Cain laser gentlemen. Do you know that you're not allowed to take liquids through security? So in try to high. Weed marijuana de ngelo Russell put it in a container that wasn't allowed to be going through security. You'll can't make this up. You can't make it up when you go through airport security. It tells you you can't have any liquid items. So he put. The marijuana. It's out of a can you can't make it up? You just can't make it up the level of idiocy that gets tacked. I mean, if there ever was a case for not being able for now for for for for marijuana to be prohibited towards the modern day athlete. This is it this is it right there. It shows how to brain camouflaged or compromise rather. It just shows. How do you take wheat and put it into the cane that eight allow to security you can't we'll Kate? I gotta give credit 'cause I even think about that. I'm thinking he checked in his bags. They looked at the bag. They found whatever the case. That's what I was thinking. Because it said after baggage check. Oh, no. Apparently, this do try to go through security and put the weed and the cane. I mean, what are you say? What are you saying? I know everybody's looking for me to say stay off, though, we. I know that. That part about it was funny. Here's what's not funny. You're about to be restricted free agent. You're in a position to potentially get money from another team. Or have Brooklyn match a potential offer you receive from the other team since you restricted, and they have the right to match you have an all star season. That's what everybody's talking about. Because of the season that you had the Brooklyn nets applauded you leadership. The fact that you came back in shape with condition. I've always hated you here do, but that's neither here nor there. All right. So you got this going on? And what do you do? You can't get a week from Kentucky. You can't sit up there and have it in your bag and get it after you land in Kentucky. Oh, no. What you do? Is you try to get some weed? To airport security. Ladies and gentlemen. I don't have patience for this that I just don't I just don't I have no patience for this whatsoever. I understand and I'm supportive of the Al Harrington's of the world and other athletes who have gotten into cannabis business is profitable. They they. Support it and are advocates of it, particularly for medicinal purposes. And obviously half the states in our country agree with that. I have no issue with that in an all serious. There's let me be very very clear. My mother God. Rest are wonderful soul passed away from cancer the day the morning of game one of the NBA finals back in two thousand seventeen. And I strongly considered into this day wish. That I had introduced cannabis to her. Anything for her to be here today? But I got news for you. That's for medicinal purposes, which are completely and totally support. But for recreational use by the modern-day athlete, so you can quell your nerves emotions on some cases, come on a quarter feel the play. Hell, no. I don't support that at all. I don't give a damn what state supported I don't give a damn that. It's legalized the fact that the matter is if the league's prohibited. 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Joel Embiid, Donovan Mitchell & The Sacramento Kangz

The Free Agents

00:00 sec | 11 months ago

Joel Embiid, Donovan Mitchell & The Sacramento Kangz

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We didn't get to talk about the Christmas Day Games but we'll keep it current possible because that's what we do on the show usually it's daily but we're gonNA take advantage of this this week that we had we had some shows for you there we gotta we gotta take it for the full full space here Tassie because I have been driving arriving a lot and then you know seeing a lot of signs on the road. This is a hands Free State and it's Free Tennessee. Twenty nineteen so. I wasn't able to have my league pass. Fired fired up while I was crushing nine hours on the road yesterday from Metropolis Illinois all the way to Atlanta but you know the highlights are always there So we'll we'll let you talk about Christmas Day and all that Trae we'll get into. I think we're GONNA go heavy on the winners. I think as we're a little bit still in that Christmas spirit. We can be grumpy in January. Uh Yeah Twenty twenty. We're going to be a lot more negative. Most people like to change things around be positive in the New Year not us. We're going the other way that happens after Korea leaks and everybody gets nasty. We'll get to a tweet of the night a little bit later on. It's a non basketball. He won but it's still a good one. My favorite. Yeah it'll be a good one and I will start with the winners. trae get started. What's your big winner from the the weekend the weekend? This is GonNa be Weird Tassie considering the weekend but I got Joel. EMBIID need as a winner mostly for his performance on Christmas Day. Thirty one points in two thousand nine minutes against the bucks and the thing that has me calling hauling Joel embiid a winner as that for the first time this season I think people are ready to talk about embiid as one of the best players in the game. You heard it on a lot of podcast if you're spending spending sixteen hours on the road you're listening to a lot of basketball podcast in multiple ones. You're hearing embiid be called one of the five or six guys who could be the best player in the League. It's obviously not the case night tonight with him and it hasn't been so far but ever since Barclay and shack criticized him on inside light ever since. He said he needs to be having more fun. EMBIID has been great that Christmas Day game. It was awesome to see how he was guarding. Janas how he was able to be such a difference maker on the defensive end. Sticking with the honest drives like embiid is such a big guy that you kind of just think of him as a rim defender which is clearly what is strength is but to be able to stick with a guy I like Janas. Give him the threes honest one over seven from three on Christmas Day embiid played a perfectly and as soon as that happened everybody was like hey the the sixers are for real. It was weird for wanting exactly right. 'cause everybody was watching that's the thing and it was. It was a great performance for the sixers but it was nice to see embiid and the sixers remind everybody that this is a team that a lot of people picked me and you to go to the finals this year and I think seeing them beat the bucks even though they went onto lose against Orlando and Miami by a total of two points. I mean it's not terrible even though they lost those games. I'm still considering the sixers as a championship contender. I still think they can win. The title there behind the Bucks. The Lakers and the clippers to me. But they're right there with the rockets as a team that if everything everything falls correctly if peak at the right time they could win the championship. This year I am totally with you. There are big winners from this week. Even though they take that game and then they loose the Orlando Magic right after it. It's it's sort of a typical sixers thing. They don't play up to their competition. They play down to their competition. They do play up to the competition Asian but sometimes they just lay eggs. That being said we've been waiting for Philly to make their mark and show that they are a championship team and on Christmas Day. They did exactly clear that and EMBIID said it a couple of days ago. A lot of people forgotten. I guess who I am and it's true You know we've kind of just put him in sort of not the top top tier of the League of players because he hasn't been that great but then he goes up against the honest and even though they play different positions Jaanus makes his mark at the Rim and he was trying to get there every single time. And there's only a couple of guys who can really guard him and Joel Embiid is one of them and when Philly went and signed Al Horford we thought okay. Horford can actually defend defend him pretty well as we saw in that Boston Milwaukee series and the second round last year plus. Joel embiid this team. I go to the ship and yes. CAMPA was one of nine when Joel embiid was guarding him on Christmas Day. I kinda hate that staff because there's a lot of noise in it but but Mike O'Connor of the athletic broke down. Every a single play Joel. EMBIID was pushed out of the way on the first possession. Yannis drove to the ramp like everybody does then the next possession. He took it in the chest and alternate-shot then the third one he got a block. And that's why you honest wasn't that great because Joel Embiid is that good and I think it's sort of like the sixers. I think that those few possessions or sort of I've emblematic of what the sixers are. Like you gotTa Push Him. You gotTa wake them up and then boom here they are. They're a championship team. I would have definitely taken them as a winner. Even and despite those those couple losses over the weekend which again were nasty In Orlando and Miami. Joel embiid did the Jimmy. I thought you were going to mention that. He did the Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler on Saturday night he did the sidesteps Jimmy Butler under a minute left and nailed it. A AH seven footer. Two hundred sixty pounds or hover. Big As you should not be able to do that. So that was pretty cool to see. And then he gave the ball away with with dump. Possession very hung onto the ball forever. But this is that the game against the box. Great sign that they're coming along and they're not gonNA make make a franchise tying twenty-one threes like they did but at least they know how to win and that they can beat the bucks and it's a bonus to us because that was the first time that there are the first time that they play this season. There's three more games this season that they play so I'm looking forward to to all those coming up through the next few months. Even though there's going to be some dead time in March march were re we will really be crusty and angry But we'll see what were we going to get to be. Go at it again. And that's that's the matchup so weird because he honestly doesn't line up against embiid but al Horford goes and takes Brook Lopez on the perimeter and then Gansta just. It's like they line up. It's like Yannis Genesis coming down the lane and beat is there and it's a it's a cool matchup to see. I WanNa see them in the playoffs. I mean who knows how it will all shake out. It could be a second round or it could being the conference finals but Jaanus was dominant against the sixers last year. So the addition of Al Horford Simmons is obviously a great defender. embiid is doing his thing. I'm Josh Richardson is out there. They've got a lot of guys who are going to be able to help this year on the honest and I wonder what the bucks will do to attack Philadelphia because the thing that it usually kills the sixers as like a small shifty guard. I suppose. That's Eric Bledsoe a for the bucks but as he always reliable in the playoffs I don't I don't know about that. EMBIID is rounding in the shape though. He's twenty five twelve and a half three and a half assists on fifty percent shooting during the month of December. The guy gets compared to shack. All the time shack played himself into shape during seasons. And maybe that's what's happening with embiid but as glad to see him back in the public consciousness for being a good player for sure. Yeah and You know teams go by the spirit of their lead player and as you said Joel embiid kind of played himself into shape. It's totally true. I think he's ready to peak in the in the playoffs. And so that's why we probably haven't seen peak sixers to this point and that's why they're sitting at fifth in the Eastern Conference which you know they're not far off from MM second at all they're pretty close. It would have been. It would've helped if they beat the second place team. The Miami Heat in that game that went to overtime on Saturday night. But like you I said I still believe I can still see them in the eastern conference final at least and giving the bucks a a run for the money looking forward to the postseason with them. Let's move on to another another winter the Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City. We're talking about thirty seven fifteen. They've won six of seven eleven seven and four in their last fifteen. They sit seventh in the West. They beat Charlotte then. They went into Toronto and beat the Champ on Sunday night. Canadian Shea Gilders Alexander. Alexander had thirty two points tying his career high in Canada and it was Kinda neat to see him. Do a post game interview Chris. Paul kind of jumped in and it was like hey give of him some credit is he's doing it at home and she gives us Alexander. Probably the loudest. I've ever heard him talk. Say Hey Buddy you're taking my limelight. which is Kinda cool to see? I like like He. They are over achieving. No doubt at this point being in the playoffs people consider them about bubble team. People said Hey. Neither starters are good. But what about their bench you know the start as a CPA three. Shay goes Alexander Danila. Gonorrhea Stephen Adams and Terence Ferguson is their small Ford that impress oppressed people but their bench actually has been great outscore opponents in seventy five percent of their games three quarters of their games. They're benches outscore their opponents. And that's a big part is Dennis Schroder Ruder. Who's had five consecutive? Twenty Point Games off the bench fifteen or more points as a reserve in fourteenth straight games. Those are both team records now. Are they a winner. Because they're in the playoffs. Yes that's part of it but I think there are also a winner because the question they have to answer is are they going to keep this team together. Which is fine if they want to go to the playoffs and make run for it? That's great but also on the other side there are winner because they could be trading a bunch of these guys and they have played themselves into great trade trade value positions Chris. Paul he's got a huge contract but still plane. While Stephen Adams can always trade him Dennis shooter who you know to me he. He was questionable to play on Friday. And I I to me hasn't been a guy that I've loved since he left Atlanta but when he was questionable on Friday played score. Twenty four Chris. Paul said after game. Dennis Man. He's a trooper. You saw early in the game. He was limping then he just turned it on and that reminded me of how people thought of him when he was with the Hong. It was just an up and coming star. And then things went downhill. Things went downhill with his club here in Atlanta D. S. seventeen workout whatsoever. But he got into the starting role he butted heads with. I think a lot of his teammates and with coach Boone Holzer but now he's in this reserve role and he's got another year on his contract. He's tradeable And maybe this is the peak dentist route or maybe this is the perfect role for him in a bench role. But maybe there's a team out there who would give up some things for them. I think there's a possibility liberty. He could be Detroit's new Reggie Jackson. I think because they treat your keeps shuffling through old thunder point guards backups. Yeah that's totally true. And also I mean it by Reggie. Jackson hasn't really worked out in Detroit and I think you're taking a chance on finisher also not working out if they were to trade him. But there's I. I went through the train machine. There's some packages to be had if if the thunder WANNA give up on Dennis Schroder especially because they've got shake Alexander and you can always use to you ball handlers. So maybe they want to go forward with him and Dennis shooter as their future. But there's you could trade for you know take a chance on thon maker from the Pistons. Sekou boom boom. Who is? I'm not sure if I'm saying his name right. But he's their first round pick and A and a first round pick money that could definitely get. Dennis shooter terrific some combination of that so their winters because they're being talked about during the playoffs because this team is actually pretty fun to watch but also because they've got assets to be had right now. There's there's definitely there's a lot of guys that can help other teams and go to watch him Gallinari Nerlens. Noel has been really solid off the bench as a defender an impact guy with blocks and steals in you know just Duncan everything that he can. That's a guy that could help teams to and it's such an interesting interesting question because this is now I think season twelve in. Okay See For the thunder. They have made the playoffs nine of those seasons the first year. They didn't make it because they were still fill a bad team. Everyone has grown. They had the year when everybody was hurt and they couldn't. They didn't make it to the playoffs. But they're in the playoffs every other season. So does Sam Prestige had the stomach to say. Hey we're in the playoffs right now. But the team isn't going to win the championship. This is not a finals conference finals. Contending team I don't think so I mean the correct future move is to sell off those guys to bring in assets to be ready to have a good team when as a little bit older and you've put some pieces around him but maybe the business move is to get back to the playoffs because your fans are used to go into the playoffs and it's hard to say. Hey We're good now. We're selling everything off. I remember the Chicago. White Sox did that years and years ago. The white flag trade. See You later Wilson Alvarez sentenced to the Florida Marlins. If I'm not mistaken. Did he helped them win. A world series title. I think I think he might have actually gotten a championship. The MARLINS won a couple of worlds here. And then they sell off all their guys and they're terrible self same prestige dealer dealer. But I hear you. I hear here. He could help them stick around or go to the playoffs by having them stick around and then maybe in the off season saying all right you teams. That aren't getting free agents because there's not allowed free agents to be at. Hey you want Dennis shooter. He's a decent guy who's made a traffic come on. Yeah we'll give you an even Steven Adams we we're sitting here doing the show here in Atlanta that you have to drive to yesterday trae from Chicago and Steven Adams would be fantastic on the Atlanta Hawks. He'd be absolutely perfect. And how many more incredible years the Stephen Adams have in them you know. He's this year eight in the league. Yeah if SAM press the I duNno I duNno. It's just it's is an odd odd situation because you've got you have to extremes with the roster you have the very young good players and and she goes Alexander and then rate at sort of the end of their crest crest Chris Paul Steven Adams and Danilo Golan are so crazy still got it though he is still a good player. And that's the thing is that his contract is so big and and runs for so long that even if you are trading away atoms and Gallinari and Schreuder. You still have Chris Paul which maybe too good to really be in the in the Tanking sort of bad teams. You know. He'll still have this team challenging for the playoffs and it seems like he's not a guy that's going to be able to be moved this year though. Maybe that's just big talk and and we're trying to get some offers out on the table so I don't know if you trade Stephen Adams Gal Anare Schreuder and Chris Paul is still there. Your team is still competitive. You still got shea. He's still a really solid player so maybe they can have it both ways. Maybe they can trade those guys and still make a run at the eighth seed. Yeah Chris Paul if he's traded. I think this team and falls off. They don't make the playoffs. I highly doubt he is even though we sort of skip over him because he's sort of been a constant in this league for so long he has been really really good and and some of Shea gilders Alexander's rise definitely has to go to Chris Paul Credit to him and he's been healthy the entire season he. I don't know how long that can last. Can he play. Eighty two games Chris. Paul has been phenomenal though. And maybe it's time to cash in those chips if if there's somebody out there to take ticket all right trey what is another winner for you on the docket. My next winter is Mike Malone who got a contract extension on Christmas Eve. What a Christmas present isn't that is? He's extended with the nuggets through the twenty two twenty three season. He's gotten extensions in back to back years. I don't know if that qualifies back to back. Jack expanded fastback checks. which is all right? The win total for the nuggets have gone up every single season that Malone has been coaching their thirty three to forty two forty six to fifty four wins and and despite the fact that the nuggets haven't looked as great as everybody was assuming they would there still second in the western conference they have nine losses. They are a top five of defense which is more of a Mike Malone signature than lights out offense creeping up on the offensive rating as well. They're up to tenth now and I like the the nuggets are saying look. There are expectations for this team. We may not have met these expectations. Those are just media expectations. The team is still good. They're still growing together. We saw Michael Porter Jr. a great night in his first start so I think the nuggets just appreciate the stability the growth and the culture that Malone is setting there that was what was happening with Malone in Sacramento. And they said see you later buddy and they haven't really been able to get back to. I guess the heights that they were or the consistency. I didn't see that they were were they at least competing every single night I also liked Mike Malone on Christmas when his team was losing came to the third quarter interview and then he said think a few of of our guys just enjoy Christmas morning too much that's kind of validated. Every thought I've ever had about Christmas 'cause anytime somebody plays poorly Christmas. I think he'd rather be opening presents. Amihai rather be snacking on chocolate orange smashing on the table breaking down some slices so if a coach things that I don't feel quite as dumb for thinking that a player would rather be with their families. It's a tough to play on Christmas but yeah the nuggets are looking good even though they're not looking exactly how we expected it to be. I think that when I watch any team basically on any day around Christmas like the twenty six twenty seventh. I'm just like oh they have the Christmas. Yeah exactly I thought the magic would lose to the sixers because the sixers played on Christmas and the magic didn't magic. Had I think three four three at least three days off I thought over for Christmas. You get you get to go way to go do your thing. I thought they'd be fat for sure but then they want but yeah that's always my excuse the nuggets though we we have really killed Nikolay okay this season but maybe he's playing himself in the shape he's been awesome lately and they're nine one over the last ten and they deserve just credit for a team that yeah we expected to be great right out of the gate but who the heck cares now that you know they they got by A on a lot of these wins by the skin of their teeth. And they're still continuing to do that. They even did that Sunday night. When when as you said Michael Porter Jr. made his his first career start but who cares? They're twenty three nine and they're fairly close to the Lakers and the number one seed and they could easily be the two seat at the end of the season because yeah they're turning it on and they've got a great defense unequally. Yokich is finally getting to his better best self and they're just so deep so yeah I'm I'm happy to say the nuggets are good. Yeah and Yokich is GONNA finish the month at basically what he played at for his averages last season twenty-one almost ten rebounds a game almost eight assists a game. That's that's where he was last year when he was an MVP candidate it's just taking a little bit to Kinda to get them into their chemistry right there there flow right. They're still figuring out rotations -tations. They're trying to work Michael Porter Jr. because he's a guy that can really raise their ceiling. Somebody else who can put the ball in the basket while not taking things off the table defensively so so yeah I mean you know an underwhelming. I would say first fifteen games of the season but they've really turned it on and they're looking good so Kudos to Malone Kudos to all those nuggets for figuring it out even when you know we were thinking you guys should be way better. They're still very good Speaking of underwhelming my last winter here actually no I got. I got more winners my my next winter I'm just positive Peter Utah Jazz very similar vein. The Denver Nuggets did not come out of the gate flying but just like the nuggets. They're hot. They've won seven of Eight. They went into L. A.. And beat the clippers on Saturday. And I don't care if everyone on the team says Oh. They're sick of the Los Angeles Clippers Locker. Everyone's saying we weren't feeling good l.. Docks de they know they own some of these guys. Only quiet only played because Paul George sick or the other way round. Whoever everybody's sick it seems like they lost the jazz are now the six seed? And they're creeping up there three games out of the to see they're not far off. I think they're they're totally meeting expectations. Even though they had ETA slow start their next seven games against sub five hundred teams. And then after that. There's even a few that trickle in they could be popping up the standings right quick and Donovan Mitchell. Thirty points against the clippers on Saturday. He's looking like the number one option. He's playing the point guard really with Mike Conley out. Joe Ingles is working in the starting lineup. Their defense what's that we all expect it to be. Good is coming around Jordan Clarkson who they traded for a while we were gone has been fine bench yet. A nineteen point nine against the clippers. Nine before that Jordan Clarkson esque you're going to get the highs you're going to get the lows But now they have an interesting predicament. When Mike Conley does come back because he's been out for an extended period period obviously hadn't been working with the Utah Jazz all that well but he could come in and take the place of Royce? O.`Neil in the starting lineup. which would make the most sense dance recently? Neil being the least productive offensive player. But keep Joe Ingles in the starting lineup in a and maybe it's time that we look at Mike. Conley SORTA as more of a role player on this team and in his career. I guess I should say because he's thirty two years old and that's great for the Utah Jazz. They look good in general they have an offense. They have a defense. They have bench and they look like a basketball team that's capable on in all facets. They've they've quietly put this thing together. Winning seven of Eight and jazz fans always say just give it time. The quin Snyder playbook it's so deep it takes forever to read it takes forever to learn and maybe that's exactly what's happening. Because they had a slow start to the season it feels like every every single season then they turn it on as they meld together. Get the defense cracking up and beat a lot of bad teams. But they're also able to handle a clippers team. which like you're saying isn't a full-strength full-strength Clippers team but if they're out there playing you got to beat them so they're gonNA feast a little bit on some bad teams here? As well. The Pistons the Bulls the magic. The pelicans the Knicks the Hornets the wizards words. They've got all in a row. They're going to be in the top four in the western conference by the end of two weeks from now and we're just looking right back at the jazz the way they always are incredible regular season team. Who is tough to beat night in and night out because they do the right things they play defense and their guys kind of just do what they're supposed to do? You know they made the move for Jordan Clarkson which to me is almost like a little bit of a white flag trade in itself. Because you're like we gotta get somebody. Well Jordan Clarkson can score I saw that with the Cleveland Cavaliers when they tried to trade for him as they're they're a little boost during the season and you know you'll get you'll get the highs in nineteen point game and the lows of the nine like you're saying task you can't necessarily rely on him but they needed somebody else. Who can dribble? Who can make plays and Clarkson? Can Dan do that. He perhaps will be a little bit better for them than Jeff. Green was who they just released. WHO's cleared waivers? If anybody out there wants Jeff Green throw some money at them maybe maybe they just needed another guard especially with calmly going down somebody else to handle the ball so you know same old same old with the jazz. It's kind of like the Spurs. Are you going to pick them to miss the playoffs or you start worrying about the jazz. You can't do it. In December wait until I dunno March yes It's really interesting team when you start looking at their players just a bunch of guys that could maybe maybe perform and be great like Donovan Mitchell. Who is really coming into his own? Buoyant mcdonagh choose been awesome this year. Rudy Gobert Joe Ingles. Who's got a serious range of great to and not so great? But he's been very good in the starting lineup. Mike Conley Jordan Clarkson Emmanuel Moody a I think they yeah. I think they're finding it and I would keep keep join US starting lineup Mike. Conley probably goes in there as well. I doubt you have a thirty million dollar man coming off the bench but I think it shaken can out real real well as you said next few weeks they'll be up there my last winter here. It is my last winter. The holiday family the holiday Bros for the first time in NBA history. Three brothers played in the same game. When Indiana played New Orleans on Saturday Pacers Aaron Holiday and Justin holiday lined up against bro Bro? Drew of the Pelicans a few weeks ago the Kubo brothers Jaanus Manassas and Costa. They were all suited up but only one of them played. I don't think even played. You're right now. Actually remember that. Yuck thank you. Costa definitely didn't play so just just one plate so that's the first time and another family twist in the Pelicans Pacers Game Pelicans assistant coach. Jim McMillan is the son of Pacers. Coach Nate McMillan. Lot of holiday. Left there so that was was kind of strange to see that like the the plumbing never did it because they they had a bunch of rose. I guess that would have been tough since all the plumbers are like the exact same position to see the three of them out. There runs Nash and into each other but yeah very cool. It's just unfortunate. It couldn't have happened on an actual holiday. That would have had incredible. Maybe maybe next season all right. We'll get to our losers but first a word from our sponsor. I'm not proud of what I'm about to tell you. I had apple pie for breakfast this morning. Yeah I was the last of the Christmas leftovers. Did I have to pile two scoops of ice cream on it. That's debatable. The point is I gotta get Outta this holiday eating tailspin. 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Cereal scale checker and it just keeps ticking up and up so I'm kind of surprised when I see happening but I'm glad I'm actually glad to be back in the office because he. This is twenty six minutes of not eating anything longest time. God I know Laura and I were like I cannot wait to just eat rice like I can't wait to the eat rice and vegetables. I think I saw two pieces of green while I was back home. Plus eight on the season after the holidays. That's about where I am two plus minus plus. There's a lot of noise in that status but it's coming through right now all right. Let's get to the losers trae Kick Asaf tough losers the break the Sacramento Kings seven straight losses. Even worse are the bad vibes. I Duane deadman. Wants wants out. Okay Dwayne deadman walks out. He's fallen out of the rotation. He was a guy who performed pretty well for the hawks. Luke Walton doesn't seem to be a big DWAYNE deadman and fan. So if you're interested in Dwayne give him a ring second part. That's bad news for them but he healed has been struggling during this losing streak. He's been shooting under thirty thirty percent from the field and from three. He got benched a couple of times and immediately said I guess we trust you. Trust issues. The coaches don't trust trust the players. I know I've been struggling. But you gotta ride that wave now. Apparently he apologized before practice. They're trying to put that all behind him but I'm just reminded of during the preseason buddy. He'll be talking in the locker room about how he needed to get his extension. Now he's talking about how the coaches don't trust them he could just be an emotional guy and he's just responding to the the situation around him but he don't like one of your top three players to be Smashing the team every couple of months even if he's apologizing talking to the team the media's seeing that part of it there's just seeing the compliance and the trust issues so that's another bad vibe and then third. Marvin Bagley is out again again with a sprained foot. They said the next few games. Nobody really knows what that means. That's pretty inconclusive. But to have a trade request a complaint about coaching and an injury in a week is pretty tough. The kings had a lot of promise coming into the season they were great last year. They caught a lot of teams off guard. And it hasn't doesn't happen like this. It feels like this is going to be a bit of a law season for the king's yet again deer and foxes been in and out of the lineup with injuries. As we know Bagley really that guy those are there real future the the Westbrook durant if you will of the Sacramento Kings to see them struggling to even play to even string together. Games is tough for a king's team that has been fun to watch occasionally. Yeah I'm glad you brought them up because a lot of have a lot of things going on buddy healed he just needs some media training just honestly. That's strictly what he needs. It's great that he is a vocal guy and he says what he wants and speaks up but it doesn't bode well for the team. You're you're totally. I immediately thought of that contract extension talk to and this is not a good look not a good the idea period. I think we gotta give Kudos to here on Fox for coming back and playing hurt on Sunday and he played pretty well despite the back spasms that knocked him out for basically two games of this seven game losing streak same game. Marvin Bagley was knocked out. But you know that's sort of just an excuse. You gotta find a way to win a game or two of the seven game streak. They've lost to teams that they should have beat the Grizzlies Wolves game where the guy got knocked out. The sons you know is debatable one. But they didn't play Darren Fox both and Marvin Bagley and so. There's I think a lot of a lot of ingredients here that lead up to that equal out to a lot of defeats defeats and that other one. Other one you mentioned Dwayne deadman's and interesting when they signed him to be sort of a glue guy and now he's complaining because we're Sean. Holmes is taking his minutes Andrey Radim of all people you know a guy who's a journeyman in this league requesting a trade after signing on monster deal definitely the biggest contract that he'll ever receive and the NBA and it's strange because you know the Atlanta Hawks team that he came from CA- desperately use him so I don't know if there's a trade there to be worked out but DWAYNE deadman hasn't worked out so so well the other guys like Cory Joseph who is the same sort of Dwayne deadman signing. Ah Glue Guy that would be behind the the Russell Westbrook the deer and Fox of this WESTBROOK and Durant Combo Indian Fox. He's been fine Trevor ever reasons been not as fine but the homes has been good. They're like fifty fifty on veteran signings. which is about as good as you can hope but but I guess that just leaves one guy out of the picture Kurt? Helen basketball talk tweeted due to injuries. Sacramento's three young stars Fox Bagley unhealed have played a total of forty nine in minutes together. This season Jay Mars said that is point zero three percent of total minutes that the kings have played this season that they're three best players. The three guys is there building around have actually been on the court playing together. You can't even figure out what you have if the guys are not. They're very good point all that set there two games out of Because the West is so wild softy. Yeah that eight spot is sub five hundred with the Portland Trailblazers. So the Blazers Spurs Grizzly sons in kings. This even the wolves. Pelicans I don't know Basically everybody but the warriors they still have hope to make the postseason playoffs off the warriors are GonNa get curry back at some appointed. Can't count him out yet. They've been on fire anyway. That's it is a wild picture but it's play picture but this is the type of year where the kings should should be making the playoffs. This young team should be finally capitalizing on all that youth and making it my next loser. It's a weird one but Kelly oubre of the Phoenix expense has nothing to do with basketball. But in my uneducated opinion Kelly Oubre coolest looking guy in the league I think he rocks it but he has some competition competition because we mentioned Michael Porter Jr. made his first career start and I think Michael Porter Jr. is coming for that title now getting some minutes. I know Gary Harris I was out in. That's why Michael Porter Jr. really got his first career start. But I think I think M P J Michael Jay's he's he's got a nickname he just rocks you know he's he's just a cool looking guy bit of heartthrob look at and he's finally playing I. I don't watch college so I had no idea who Michael Porter. Jr. All this hype coming out of Missouri was last year because he sat out the entire year last year and now he had his career high on Sunday with nineteen points because this is the first season he's planned. I starting over two years really because he hasn't started since he played at Missouri but I Dunno buying the combined. The game that athleticism is is real yet a huge put back dunk on a ball where he was just hanging in the rim. He was He was up there really. Just just hanging just chilling space jam thing man like the low camera angle or you just saw him. I'm just almost like forehead against the remnant found the ball and just dunked it was a really cool shot so Kelly oubre. He's coming for your spot man. Michael Porter Jr. just quick loser there nothing nothing more and stuff. He didn't do anything to relinquish that. But there's a lot of cool looking dudes out there MPG. As one of them. Yeah I guess maybe Kelly Oubre is still in the mix for a most improved player. which is I guess where he should focus his energy? Now that we've got this other handsome guy. Dunk it everywhere. You got another loser another loser. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five straight games but the true loser is Terry Rozier. Who at the end of a game against Oklahoma City Thunder Ninety four ninety four? The Hornets get stop. Rosiere grabs the ball. The clock has wound down. The BUZZER has gone off. The game is over. Terriers Chuck the ball into the stands. But you know it was ninety four ninety four. No the game not technically over. That's technical foul for Terry Rosiere. Who who then sees Chris Paul to the line hit a free throw the start? The overtime period the Hornets go on to lose in overtime. And then Terry Rozier fined twenty five thousand dollars for throwing the ball into the stands. He thought he was celebrating. GotTa check the score. Really Weird that that Throw came at the beginning of overtime. That's lucky lucky. Lucky like would the referees have the guts to say you know what technical foul right the fourth quarter to win the game that would have been bonkers. But yeah I guess it makes sense the Buzzer went. But I've never seen A. I don't think I've ever seen a free throw to start an overtime period just to clarify if you heard that. That was my foot squeaking on my chair. That was a chair foot fart. Not An actual part but Yeah it was shades of Michael Ruffin and Morris Peterson Chuck the ball on the air. And then Peterson got it. and knocked down the shot. Obviously that was an actual buzzer beater. I wonder if you're if you're right. It would have been zero point. One seconds then would have had to do the technical file during the fourth with quarter but just a very strange thing to happen. I can't remember that ever happening. especially like you see just looking around like what I just do. The ball in the stands. uh-huh not a big deal. You know we just won the game. Ninety four ninety four is not a win. Tough one for Terry all right. Let's move on to the tweet of the nate. Don't tweet over now took off. I said it's a non basketball one on and I met we're going to the. NFL for tweeted. A Nice Guy. I know I know. Maybe I'm in playoff mode here with the NFL. I don't know anything anything about the league and I know I'm sure you don't allow you out there. Don't care about it whatsoever. Except for the bills they're great Cheer on I guess so. Yeah other play Offs Offs Baby. Actually I've read. I read a preview of the buffalo bills. Going into Sunday's game and the game meant nothing because they had already locked up a playoff spot. That's weird stuff anyways Last night I watched impassioned speech from veteran charges chargers qb Philip rivers who may have just played his last game for the organization is Asian. Take a list I can say I gave it everything I had. I mean every week and maybe it means an interception on fourth and eighteen. When you're down because I don't care that it's going to say to interceptions options so you know I really don't I just like in quit so I think that I think that So many guys over fourteen ears and go to the locker room win or lose and that can say we're short. We thought we fell short. But or we won you know shoot. I couldn't try harder okay. A lot of great things about that speech. He's vs emotional. This could be the end of thirty eight year olds career. With the chargers. He's played fourteen. Years is there charges. Haven't put a good team around my read through tweets. But he's been obviously been great second. Good thing he kinda sounds like Garth Brooks. We didn't have garth brooks the top of the show so it's good to get in that accent right right now and the last thing. He used the word DAG government. which we don't hear too often uh-huh I never hear it? I rarely hear it. I just don't so hurt again. Jd and I wanted to wartime. That's a good. I think that's a very very good Drop if we ever squeezed that day. gummy just don't hear that too often. I was trying to think of an skeets. I was was really the leader of this guy but there is a show Fishing show is the only other guy I've heard say dadgum it in the last decade for me. It was my high school football coach. Who was from Tennessee? Much like bill dance. He was a Dadgum at Dag. NAB IT Kinda guy all all the time big Bobby Bennett. Not a great coach but a great quote cleaning respect that exactly. I saw somebody tweeting about out this speech last night there like Dadgum. It is exactly what you say if you have ten kids like Philip rivers. Yeah he's got a million he's gotTa keep it clean keep it clean keep it southern Dadgum it. I hope I see Philip Rivers on another team next year that I won't be watching but he deserves better than what he got with the San Diego Slash Los Angeles chargers. He's retired title. No no no no you may not be retiring. He may be moving onto another team. Oh this may be the end with the chargers. He hasn't said there's a chance he retired retires. Because he's thirty eight years old but he may go somewhere and hang on Joe Montana and the chiefs if you will think somebody should give them a starting job. I saw the dolphins ends are playing WHO's the former bill's guy Fitzpatrick Oh yeah yeah. He should take his job. Why totally Colin Kaepernick should take both jobs? Philip Rivers Drunk Filbert. He can have another job. Come to play for the bears man. Dan gumming up there all right. Let's let's get to our picking pay off. 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Because he's Taiwa skeets there at the the bottom mother standings but what do you think trae you're gonna go go with your boys and against skeets there. This is a tough one. 'cause I looked at the schedule tomorrow the balls don't play tomorrow so if I'M GONNA lose this month I would rather lose with the Bulls But then they're playing the bucks that's tough to begin with the bucks third game in four nights. It's maybe they're slacking. Maybe honest doesn't play. He's questionable right now but the problem is it seems like The Bulls have seven guys on their injury report. A lot of them are sick. I was in Chicago for the past week. It's actually nice there. It was like fifty to sixty degrees on Christmas Day. So these guys should be healthy. The big I'm not they finish for teaser. Lauri Markkanen shooting forty percent from three in December. He is questionable with an illness but I've heard he's been taking a lot of zinc getting that vitamin C.. Going he's playing and he's leading the Bulls to a seven point loss cover. I'll go with the balls of Louis I'd rather be with a team Audible sue thanks. Man Yeah I like it splits up on the The full screen the the graphic that we put on social media the show our picks. And it's a very strange line. It's already dwindled down to six and a a half and so yes. I'm guessing won't play but I assume that would be why everybody I think is on the Bulls right now because he's questionable and so that's why the line is shrinking which is really really strange. So it's GonNa come down could be tonight could be the end of it. I guess the the other person who loses night we'll have a chance to tie it up on December thirty first because we're back baby we're doing shows each and every night fantastic stuff. We will be back at the guys. I'm sure we'll be back very sued. Dude that's the word as so. Don't worry the team is still together. Just like the Clipper Browser. Take it away boys. 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"So Donald show here on ESPN LA. So we've kind of ruined the clock because clay clay Matthews came on. But that's a good reason to ruin the clock. So we're gonna have a short segment here and try to catch up. Real quick on clay Matthews show. It's funny. Like when you listen to these interviews, we are feeling the exact same way. You are when these interviews are going on. Okay. So I'm asking him the Rams questions is that and the other and Mike I thought you brought up a great point when I was asking him the Ran's questions. How how would you describe them? What do you mean? He's answers. Like, how would you describe his answers for when I asked him about the Rams? Yeah. You said that it sounded like stuff that he was already had been. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It sounded cliche plan. Right. And that's understandable. Because he's been asked all these questions. Just had a press conference. I believe at three PM charter fix so. Yeah. But as soon as I asked him about like the Aaron Rodgers commercials, and we started getting to Erin he you could tell he was laughing. He was having a good time is personality opened up a little bit. You can tell he's he's got a little fun to him for show. Of course. Many has that dry humor. Which is hilarious. It'd be gets a no clay. That's how I was at USC. Also, right, right. So so when you guys are listening trust me when I tell you that I can tell when we're getting the canned answers. So now, I will ask the right? The questions I think they need to be asked is know as far as his new team and everything that you guys care about here from like a sport. Standpoint. But at some point, I gotta get out of that. I'd rather just have you listened to a fun interview. So three or four questions in. I'm like, you know, what we're gonna talk about something else. We learned a lot about Aaron Rodgers. We did actually I I mean, I he said he was mysterious. Right. He said he was a lot like Kobe as far as competitor. And you know, he talked about how you know. He he he thinks that Aaron is probably pissed off when everybody's talking about Mahomes. Right. Yep. All that stuff. Like that makes all the sense in the world to me that does make a ton of sense. I could see Aaron totally being that guy. Like he wants to be the greatest of all time. And I think the fact that he doesn't have the championships. I think probably bothers him because he just doesn't play for Bill Belichick and the patriots. But when you watch Aaron I mean, I look man I've never seen a guy actually play the position better than that. Dude. Basic credible. So like we can argue Tom Brady, I'm not doing that conversation today. But but what I'm saying is just purely from a passer standpoint. And here's with Aaron is that not only is he. Unbelievably accurate using throw picks and he can run like he can scramble. He's not Mahomes. But if you remember John Elway back in the day. John Elway can move around. I think errands even more mobile than John was potentially back in the day. So anyway, it was cool to catch up with with clay Matthews there. And you know, look man, the Rams are low up again for sure right? Also, we we didn't have time. But I wanted to ask clay about seeing USC now become the air raid offense. You know? Yeah. Yeah. I guess we could have on later in the day. Chat with just into see because that's a big change for USC and that tradition. Yeah. But you gotta evolve man kind of like what we were talking about with the Lakers, you got to evolve. And so Bill Orem has a great piece today, and we can get into it a little bit in the next segment in the athlete. I referenced it. But I wanna get into specific stuff about what he said. And he literally started to kind of list the things that Jeanie Buss needs to do to reevaluate. What is going on with organization from the front office to the training staff to the roster right like everything like nothing should be off limits. There are no sacred cows, basically when it comes organization, and I'm curious to hear what you guys think about that stuff. Because like, I I do believe we listed it. Right. Remember was it like a week or two ago? I went down the list about everything that the Lakers needed to do differently which included all that stuff. Because I think that they're. Was a lot of blame to go around. And I do think you should be questioning the training staff a little bit when the Lakers have had so many injuries now going back multiple seasons. Okay. It's not even just this particular training staff. But what are we doing here in Los Angeles with this team? If you're if you own the team where they're constantly injured. It's not. That oh, you know every team deals with injuries because they do every team does deal with injuries, but not every team is dealing with injuries in the same fashion. The Lakers are dealing with injuries. Were guys are missing thirty games in lonzo's case forty games, you know, the bronze missing twenty games. Like, there's a a lot of things going on here. Even the Brandon Ingram thing. Okay. Yeah. They caught it and it looks like a coroner's agent. Everything's gonna be okay. We talked about it a little bit. When it happened to where it's not similar to the Chris Bosh thing. It's different. This one was created by movement as opposed to it being created the way Bosch was created. Also, the lower extremities blood clots are worse, according to doctors than the upper body extremities. I know that that doesn't make sense in theory because you would think the hardest closer whatever. But that's not what the medical professionals say. But even that it kind of makes you go like, wait. I mean, how did you guys not catch that you at this point? I'm just saying you have to be skeptical about everything the training staff, the front office the entire organization, and we assume that this was all going to get fixed that this was hey, the bad times are behind now. We're ready to roll, right? Remember this year? We're back next year. We're back back back. And they're not even back. So you don't think land LeBron would put them back. I mean, I mean, I know you've got to make the playoffs to be back. Like, you're not back. Come on. No, yes. You have to make the playoffs especially with LeBron James. You're the one team that hasn't made the playoffs when the brand Jason's his second year in the league. But you landed LeBron to the least put you back. No, no, no it. It ruins all goodwill. When you can't make the playoffs, and I don't want to sit here blame injuries anymore because every team like I said deals with injuries. To an extent at least. Twenty three and twenty five even when he's in the lineup. Anthony in Whittier. Hey, how're you doing what's up? So my question is why do you think Jerry West is even really talking about LeBron James on the Stephen A show? It was asking the question about about. You went are you, and I'm pretty great length about it. Do you think maybe like he's trying to put stuff out there? And like just let everybody why don't they just bring Jerry West back. I guess my main. I mean, look it depends on who you listen to. I I've heard all sorts of different rumors about and again, none of this has been. No one is actually come out and said that this happened. But there have been rumors like, you know, people have written them and stuff that Jerry wanted to come back. And you know, you can't have you know, magic and rob were cool. Like, we're like, they're like, we love you. But now we're good that was kind of the reaction allegedly. I don't know that to be the case. I have no one's ever confirmed that to me, but people have said that and discuss that I don't know how accurate any of that stuff. I know we all know Jerry West is not hard to find right? So there is some of that. But I mean, do you think Jerry's trying to needle the Lakers a little bit? Yeah. Of course, Jerry is a competitor. Yeah. His son works for the organization. Not of course, he is. He's even said it when he was on with Stephen a couple of days ago that he he jokes with his son saying they're trying to kick the Lakers, but when the clippers plan, right or the warriors because his other son is working with the warriors. Of course, what he loves it. He said he is a Laker at heart of Cordell. It might even hurt more that he's not working with him. You're right, right. And that's probably why he wants remember Steven told us the Jerry's ultracompetitive. He wants to beat them. And I'm sure magic wants to beat him. Like, that's this is why this is a real rivalry between those two guys. Eight seven seven seven ten ESPN eight seven seven seven ten three seven seven six. We continue taking your calls if you'd like Cohn up next. I do wanna get into a couple of other things that we haven't had a chance to kind of chat about. So Joel Embiid who I love. Said something yesterday. That is much as I admire him in his game. I think he's kind of lost his mind. We'll tell you what he said in just a second Saddana show ESPN LA Saddam show here on ESPN LA. Hey, by the way, I'm going to be on ESPN has like a late night show on ESPN two actually at eleven o'clock called now or never and I'm going to be on there tonight. So if you guys. One little bonus Sodano DVR it or watch it live or whatever. It's all good. It's called now or never at eleven o'clock on ESPN two to thirty minute show. So it won't take up that much more of your time, and you know, winding down after the tournament, and you can watch some of it. And it'll be it'll be a lot of basketball with me on there. They'll be a lot of Laker talk. So you get some bonus labor talking there to so anyway, real quick. Some news about the Rams. We had clay Matthews on earlier and the Rams and Cowboys now officially set for a HANA Lulu preseason game. Saturday August seventeenth. The Rams will be at Aloha stadium in Honolulu. So if you want to plan a little vacation around your sports, do you do that Mike because I do. Oh, yes. I love to write a already plant some stuff in September. Yes. So I I liked to do that as well. Now, you know. Working in sports makes it a little different because I feel like sometimes you just need a break, and you just want to do nothing. But I do like because at the core, I'm still a huge sports fan. I like to kind of plan it around some stuff for sure. Like, for example. I may end up going to like the New England area in the summertime, and I'll probably watch a couple of baseball games. Right. Maybe I'll go see the Red Sox drive down in New York and just kinda watch a Yankees game or something. So right. Like, I try to plan the trips around some sort of at least one sporting event. Me too man, you big football fan, you know, that travel game here where are you? Yes. Zone is a great destination. Now, Arizona Arizona state either one because you can always just fly in the Phoenix right party out of Phoenix Friday night, Scottsdale Scottsdale, wherever it may be, you know, tabbies guy stale Cougars then Saturday you go to the game that you party after the game. And that's not a high school team, by the way, this guy Steele Cougars. You know what I mean? You know what? I mean. I know. Exactly. Yeah. So that that's fun going into Texas like Austin when USC play Texas rides one thing. So. Of course, Vegas for the fights. And things like that. Yeah. Yeah. Let me fights are different because you're going specifically for the fights. And you have to just be hanging out Vegas. But yeah, I'm looking at USC schedule here. You don't wanna be why you? I told you best Italian place. I've I've ever had is in Salt Lake City. Now, I don't know how far Salt Lake City Provo is from Salt Lake City. Am I guess is? It's got to be several hours away. I could be wrong. But I told Ireland to go to this place, and he will tell you he recommends he thought it was awesome. So vaulters they're playing at Notre Dame. You have you ever been there? I have not been to south bend. But I heard the trip is nice because you cog. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Chicago, you party and Chicago, right? Go up there to south channel. So I did that real quick. And we'll get to the Joel Embiid stuff and your calls here in a second eight seven seven seven seven ESPN. So I did the Notre Dame trip. And I did it before the renovations. So I saw the original stadium. And you're right. I hung on Chicago. I was actually there during the World Series. When the cubs were playing. It was crazy. The fans were going nuts. It was a blast. So that part is good and the drive to south bend is not too bad. It's like two hour also. And they say you can take a train ride down to. I don't know. I didn't try that. I drove so. The fans they're much nicer than you would end -ticipant, you know, mid west people. They're nice people for the most part. Yeah. And that's a good rivalry it is. But here's the thing about the stadium. As historic as it is. Stadiums kind of trash, man. The seats are like the aluminum seats like at a high school game. Ooh. Like that. Yeah. Ooh. Dem. Yeah. So the the Notre Dame experience in that regard. The actual watching the game can be uncomfortable and slightly overrated is all I'm saying. Now at Washington Seattle. That's a good trip. Yeah. That's a good trip because you always have to think about what you can do outside. I'm with you. I'm with you. I at college football specifically I'd like to look at the so obviously I grew up hurricanes fan. So they're playing Florida in the season opener on August twenty four in Orlando. So. You probably should pencil me out for August. Twenty third is what I'm saying. Because I'll probably be flying is my guess too. Gotcha. But at cow to that's a good one. Yeah. Berkeley for Cisco up there. Yeah. Notice parties twelve is great for that. Pac twelve is. Great. Because you've got real cities is what I'm saying. And that's good Paul in Huntington beach wants talk about the Lakers. Go ahead, Paul. Hey, thanks. I don't know. I saw that man. Something about Dr Steven van. I the dodgers baseball has amazing trips. You can take. Then there's any question about that. Yeah. Absolutely. You know, you got me going here. I I talked to you. You're the one guy on the stage show keeps a real with the Lakers man, you've been calling it out all year, and this this this. And this is a dumpster fire right now man, you look at five hundred since two thousand twelve this LA Lakers. We're talking about. And you look at win percentages in the three hundred they want thirty five games last year. And they may not even get there this year and they had LeBron for two thirds of the season. You say mystic a Monte miss too much. I don't care. He was still there for two thirds of the season. And you can't win more than thirty one games. There was no frigging excuse to the LA Lakers to the contemplating or rumors even go out there. That's better their franchise. They're gonna go Poetzsch the clippers coach I mean, come on second. We're talking about the brand of the Los Angeles Lakers into better organization. We gotta get the coach from the clippers. That's where the Lakers are today. And it starts at the top. And it's all the way through that organization. It's this county. It's the development. It is over selling LA nation on the young guys, by the way, probably the two best guys brought him out on his Asia last six years play football teams killing it right now. Now that that maybe a strict, but the point is. As they had a planet place that we were gonna go young. And look if you want to keep it real Jack kinda money at Kobe. Bryant couldn't bring anyone else on the. And then I guess kicks. They were going to build them within we're gonna take our lunch. We're going to have a young Corwin do this. And they fell in love with the name again, look the Lakers the plan for the name on the back of the jersey and Bryant and James not the name on the front, and he'll you go Laker fan at another is his dad's disaster season. Thanks. Appreciate it. I'm up against it. Because I'm late. But you hit the nail on the headman. Like, I mean, I I can't argue really with anything that you said there. I I didn't get to the Joel Embiid story if you're an NBA fan joylin be I I don't know how you guys feel about him. I know he's super polarizing, but he said the thing yesterday that's made everyone kind of freak out. I'll tell you what he said in just a second. We got what's trending coming up after that, including a fun story about fashion. So stick around for that Saddam show. ESPN LA sit down show here on ESPN LA. Hey, real quick. We're celebrating El torito's happy hour by giving away. One lucky listener, a happy hour dinner for you and five friends, and here's how you can win. Very simple. We're gonna hook up the Instagram folks because we always do Twitter. So you don't wanna do Instagram? So here's what you need to do you need to somehow whether it's in your story or in your post, you need to tag ESPN, Los Angeles on Instagram and tag me at George Sodano ESPN. It's almost like my Twitter, except it has my first name to like Jose, George j orgy, George Sodano, ESPN ESPN, Los Angeles, un-integrate and just tag us. Okay. In some way, shape or form with a screen shot of you following the podcast. Yes. These Saddana show podcast, and it can be on any platform. It could be on apple podcasts ESPN app. Wherever you get your Android stuff. 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So makes you. Happy hour thereto joined the party experience, the tacos Margaritas and other food drink specials starting at four bucks. Happy hour starts at three pm every day even weekends only at El Torito. So Joel Embiid before we get to what's trending. We got a couple of minutes. Here. We got like five six minutes. Joel Embiid Mike said yesterday in an interview with Cassidy Hubbard after the game. It was funny because we were watching the game here. And we were like, wow, you know, the Sixers came back. They were down pretty big at one point like fifteen sixteen points. They came back to win. Joel Embiid was a beast in last night's game. Look, he's amazing. Okay. He's arguably I think the best big man in the NBA like if I had to pick somebody now, I I would probably go with Anthony Davis. The problem with Anthony Davis is he's even less healthy than Embiid has been recently because I'm being obviously Embiid to start his career was troublesome. Right. But for the most part he's been pretty healthy after his initial rookie season where you only pay like thirty. Games. So I know you a little load management or whatever the knee thing after the all star game. But he's back in bulling. But he said that he's the most unstoppable player in the NBA. Now, I feel like he's the most unstoppable big man, potentially in the NBA. And I think that even early this season he was in the MVP conversation like very early like first month or two. But I don't think he's the most unstoppable player if I was breaking it down to unstoppable players right now in the NBA if I had to rank them number one would be Kevin Durant. He's basically seven feet tall and can shoot from anywhere and gets to the basket. Also plays defense, but we're just talking offense right now. Right. And then number two would probably be hard just because his he so slithery and he gets to the line, and he can shoot from anywhere. And he's just putting up video game numbers. Now, if if I look at it from shacks standpoint, which she says I didn't want to be the best player I wanted to be the most dominant. And I think that's what it beat it saying if you look at it from shacks point, I think that's what in saying. Also, I might have to agree with him beat. So you'd think most unstoppable was pretty much close to being the most dominant. So it's funny. We'll is he is going to join us at five fifteen I told you guys early you're going to want to listen to that interview. Because I heard Z today on on the Dan Le Batard show on the podcast that they put out. I I heard them or him suggest a a way to stop tanking in the NBA, and it actually the way he described it specifically he cited it would help LeBron and the Lakers. So I want you guys to tune in to kinda his idea because I thought it was mind blowing immediately. Mike, I Texas morning when I was listening to the popular we gotta get Zeon because he said this thing so you're gonna wanna stick around for that at five fifteen, but I'm going to ask him that. Because know is he covers the league to is. He's on sidelines and all these big games. And he's on around the horn and all these other shows too. But he he specifically is an MBA guy. So I'm gonna ask about LeBron little bit just to so he's actually been at a number of these Laker games. So I'm curious to kind of see from someone who's covered LeBron for a number of years. He covered him in Miami. And obviously, he covered them in Cleveland to just kind of the evolution of what he sees from LeBron because I look we talked about it a couple of weeks ago when I was laying down the law per se as to where the blame should go. I didn't discount LeBron like we talked about LeBron I talked about I think he needs to lose weight. I think he's too big. And I don't mean like he's fat like he's he he looks like the incredible hulk. But I always subscribe to the adage that Pat Riley says, which is as you get older. And this goes pretty much for any basketball player as you get older, you gotta get leaner because it just helps your joints. It helps you stay flexible helps you stay as as possible. I think you lose athleticism as you get bigger, especially as you get older. So LeBron looks as big as I've ever seen him. Personally. So I do think there's things O'Brien can different. And I think that there's things that caller earlier brought it up I believe the gentleman from Long Beach that I think he can operate from different areas of the floor to and do that differently. You know, he was a beast when he was with the heat and Spoelstra having have operating at the four spot creating mismatches down there finding guys when the doubles came. And like he just was unstoppable. He also had his most efficient years they're doing that too. And I'm not saying he has to strictly play the four. I'm not trying to make Carl Malone, but, you know, get down every once in a while, you know, if the bang so much it's just to create opportunities because remember they started the season hula Brown's gonna play the five and I'm like, yeah. Okay. Good luck with that. I mean, maybe we saw it for like two minutes somewhere around the along the line, you know, at the end of a game or something. But it wasn't a thing. Like everyone thought it was going to be. But, but I do think there is some aspects of it that he should do differently for sure. But but I'm well, I want to get to a little bit. But we got what's trending, including. Story about fashion. Not only what's going on in the tournament. We'll catch up on what's going on with the tournament. Today. All you compulsive gamblers out there, and all you people worried about your brackets, we'll get that. But a story about fashion that I feel like literally makes fashion jump the shark. We'll tell you what that is. And what's trending next today show, you're on ESPN LA? Yep. We'll get to what's trending here in a second. Is it good Yair is gonna stop by in twenty minutes. He's got this awesome idea on how to kind of reshape the lottery and kind of get rid of tanking. And specifically he cited how it helps LeBron and the Lakers. So we'll have that coming up in just a second. Don't forget, we're celebrating also Reto happy hour by giving away. One lucky listener, a happy hour dinner for you and five friends. Here's how you can win. We're going to help the Instagram, folks. Okay. Fam- we're gonna make you part of the insta- Instagram tag me at George Sodano ESPN like what? Hey, and at USPS, Los Angeles got tag us, both with a screen shot of you following and subscribing to this adagio podcast, and we will select someone before the end of the show. That's it. That's all they have to do. And. Yeah, that's it just do that and your entered. It's that simple. So we appreciate all the help on the podcast. It's yesterday's podcast. Was did good number. Hours on we had a crazy lineup yesterday. Zach Lowe who is you know, got the best NBA podcast in in in the world and works for this company was on with us yesterday. David Griffin who I wanna play that cut that David had yesterday. He had a couple of interesting comments about the Lakers team building process or lack thereof that I want you guys to listen to if you didn't get a chance to hear yesterday because it was really really good stuff. David griffin. Who was former Cavs in Suns general manager worked for Turner sports? Now, whilst we had Matt Barnes and studio then Seth Greenberg. Listen Seth Greenberg in a couple of those sleeper picks did yesterday for your bracket. So we may bring setback just for that. As we we kind of keep the bracket thing going because you know, they do you can kind of reset your bracket at some point which I feel like it's kind of cheating. You know, you can get like back once they do like this week sixteen you're going to do it again. Like that sports these days. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. It's it's an honorable mention ribbon offense offense of sports now. Yeah. It's all about the offense of way one. It's like giving everybody up participation ribbon. It does feel that way. Like, I love that. Like, I'm old school that way. I make my bracket, and I live and die with no white out. Exactly. So I think I'm perfect still right now. Let me check before we get to actually you know, what here's what we do. Let's get to what's hot. And then I'll check to see where I'm at my bracket. Oh, you know, who's got the only perfect bracket on the ESPN LA bracket challenge. Yours truly one jetsam come get some. That's what I'm talking about is one thing that thirty three thousand brackets. ESPN LA bracket challenge and your boy perfect perfect right now. Perfect perfect. Komo now. Oh, push. Trying to work sidelines for college basketball. Stuff. I notice stuff. Exactly you need to listen to me. I listen to the Caspian Los Angeles thinks yourself lose like four in a row. Yeah. I'll lose like Florida road. It'll be over. And just like it won't matter at that point. Anyway, I so let's start here. If you didn't hear his earlier it was announced today that the Rams have. Announce that they're playing the Cowboys in Honolulu on August seventeenth. So make sure you plan your vacations accordingly. So they have it. Yeah. I listen. You don't need to give me an excuse to go back to Hawaii, man. I went to Maui this summer for the first time. Yeah. I could do that all day that sounds like a trip for a morning producer, Raj. Groves right. Yeah. You know, you're right. And you know, he's gonna find a way to make that happen yet. That's that's he'll have a credential and everything. Yeah. Right. He will. He will absolutely have a credential and sandals. Yeah. He'll figure out kind of what's happened you. All right. So basically in the tournament. Here's what's going on right now the games that are in action right now the Gators are leading Nevada thirty seven to twenty eight at halftime. I got the Gators on that one that's a seven ten matchup. The Gators of the ten seed right now Kentucky's blowing out whoever the hell, they're playing thirty two thirteen as new coat sisters of the blind. Right. John Calipari, Gonzaga blow man, they are blue. Going out their opponent to twenty six to eight right now in the first half. How? Yeah. Yeah. Villanova that's early. It's just eliminate right now. So that that's an early one against. I don't know who the other playing either that I'm doing a terrible job at this right now. But I need to find actually a BRAC a thing that just gives me the scores. Here we go. I need to learn how to use this internet thing a lot better. So as I mentioned Florida's leading, yuck. Kentucky's blowing out Albelin Christian, which is the fifteenth seed thirty nine to thirteen Ken's aga- leading fairly Dickinson. They were in the play in game thirty to eleven villanovans Saint Mary's going at it that should be a good one actually too. But that's early eleven to ten and finals, Michigan state defeated Bradley and a two fifteen Florida state held on against Vermont in a four thirteen. They won seventy six to sixty nine LSU also held on against Yale Yale, give them a run for their money. They give them a run. Yeah. That's three fourteen matchup. Auburn barely slipped by New Mexico state. They were a big in the New Mexico state made a big run. So Auburn seventy eight New Mexico state Seventy-seven Auburn the five seed there, you always gotta watch out for those five twelve's, right? Like Murray state who is the twelve seed who upset today they beat Marquette Kansas one big against north eastern and Minnesota a slight upset at ten over seven. Over louisville. That's Rick Pitino son got little revenge. And then Maryland, a two point winner over Belmont a six seat over eleven. So that's what's happened in the tournament this far, and we'll keep you up to date on what's happening because I know you guys are gambling on this stuff or your bracket, or whatever you wanna keep kind of up to what keep up with. What the hell's going on? I so here's the deal. You are a would you say, you're a sneaker guy? Mike, not like our guy funches here bunches. I know I know I don't funches is for sure so fund is you are a sneaker head. Yes. Yes. Yes. I would consider my cell phone. Yeah. Okay. Now, how much have you spent like what is the most expensive pair of sneakers you've bought maybe like probably paid like maybe just a shade under three hundred dollars or something? Okay joins. That's fine. It's a lot. Yeah. I'm not saying it's not a lie. But that's not. I don't make a habit though, it is not on reasonable is what I would say. Okay. It's probably a little more than I would like to spend. But I mean, I get it. So Gucci is selling a pair. Era sneakers. And now, look we know already that it's Gucci. It's going to cost a lot of money, right? Like just off the start. But the concept is utterly ridiculous to me. And I love to hear from the audience at some point. We'll bring this back up when we're done with Izzy and the next segment. The concept is they're selling you, a filthy sneaker like this thinker looks dirty rat. That's the conduct of that's the concept. First of all. Why would you wanna buy a sneaker that looks dirty isn't the whole point to make it look as clean as possible? Like, that's the point. Right. It isn't say man, those things were clean, right, right? Like, some hipsters are really into that. Vintage look that looks dirty and us and stuff. So I think that's what Gucci's going for in this to shoot. Okay. The shoe cost eight hundred seventy dollars, and it's dirty looking. I don't like you look homeless, but like a fashion Easter homeless fashion east as long as I say Gucci. I mean, he's got to have the money to even buy those in worm right as you can care less. Where people think that is true. Yeah. That's an excellent point. Yeah. It seems ridiculous to me. But you know, I don't get it. You know? Here's what's next. We've got man. Have you seen what's going on at LAX recently? Do you? Did you believe in vaccinating your children? Barely. Yes. Okay. But you've accident your children. Yes. Okay. Good. I believe in vaccinating my kids. I'm not trying to tell people what to do. But there has been a second stint of contamination at LAX, I believe the first one was in terminal three and earlier in a couple of weeks ago in late February and now March fifth in the United terminal which is terminal seven of people walking through there with measles. Oh god. I mean, we Aratu Kate it noodles I used to work in terminal seven. Yeah. Nice job. Nice claim. Yeah. That's that's that's what I'm that's the thing. That drives me crazy about it. You know what I'm saying? Like, you are contaminating people with the disease that we had basically radically did like what like that's the part that upsets me. I don't wanna go too far of the depend on this. But he's like, yo man, I travel a lot. I just went through terminal seven five times in the last calendar year. I don't need that in my life. As too much man what she sitting on a plane with oh for hours. Yeah. Next story. So we talked about the Colin Kaepernick grievance, right? When he settled with the NFL and remember, Mike, you were you were not necessarily happy with him settling at that point. If I recall correctly. Yes. Yep. Okay. So at that time it was reported by Mike Freeman of Bleacher report that the number was somewhere in the fifty to sixty million dollar ring. And then I was okay. Because of that price right now, it is now been recently reported by the Wall Street Journal that the capper Nic grievance netted under ten million dollars. Is that change your opinion at all it shouldn't? But yes, it does matter because I'm hearing that he's sharing this also with air agreed right now. This is the combination. Yes. For both players. Yes. Wow. I wonder why he settled for so little I guess it's easy for me to say little, right? That's a lot of money. It is a lot of money. But compared to what he's made like twelve million a year when he played I defended him, you know, like. Basically versus you that day. I felt that you know, what would that kind of money that can you know, that money was generational. I thought and I still feel like he he forced the NFL to settle which was a win. Now. I still feel like he forced the NFL to settle which is a win. But financially. I am kind of surprised that they that him and era agreed settled for that amount of money. Yes. I'm with you that much means that they probably didn't have a strong case, we think they do. But with all the I guess the guidelines and probably a lot of loophole that favors the NFL on. Right. And that's probably why they settle I just think that it was a lot of information in there that we all could have found out about that probably could hurt the NFL for sure I agree. But you know, I'm sure there was a lot of stuff that was not maybe airtight as far as the collusion case, and their lawyers, probably recommended. Amen. Just settle get this amount of money. It's better than nothing. You know? And that's kind of where they're at next story. The Powerball is now up to. Six hundred and twenty six million dollars and counting and the jackpot is on Saturday, Mike if you win six hundred and twenty six million dollars. What is the first purchase that you would make? I gotta go. Probably by a the whole block somewhere Jefferson park in my neighborhood. Yes. And bringing the family and friends family everybody just leaving the block. Yes. I like that. I'm actually thought of that too. Just by like a plot of land somewhere and just let my friends and family live next to me, which I think that's cool though there that does kind of ruin the privacy, occasionally, you do realize that right? Yes. That's fine. But I I know how to get away with that type of money fair enough. Funchess you six hundred twenty six million while you doing I think I'm going to take a trip somewhere. Okay. True. Every wanted to go. Yeah. I'm gonna you guys are gonna around the world probably around for like, two months or something. Good for you. Yeah. I'm with you guys are going to have to find it feeling for two months, and he's to buy those eight hundred dollars Gucci. You you've got I say work back. We weren't him yet. You got a few money, but you're not coming back to work. Let's be real here. I'll say I'll come back to say goodbye to you. Okay. Thank you. I appreciate that his he'll give us two weeks. I would right. That's true. It'd be it'd be a good employees that way. And then of course, Jesse all of a sudden becomes our our board up at that point. I you know, what I would do. I would buy an MLS team. You can buy an MLS team who still at a decent price decent. You can get in for one hundred and something million like an expansion franchise. I would do that I would buy franchises. I think soccer is gonna continue to grow in this country. And you really can't buy anything else. Six hundred million dollars in get your hockey team. Maybe a hockey team. But and getting you an NBA team not getting your baseball teams not getting your football team. But I'd like to be a sports owner. So I would buy MLS team. What city? I mean, we can't get a third MLS team here. I don't know like whatever city needs one. It'd be famous. Ooh. That'd be good. Yeah. Close enough. Right. Easy trip. Right. Yeah. Maybe but I would do that. I'd love to be a sports owner for sure I last one here before we let you go. Do you wanna do a story about Vegas or a story about that involves Jay z? We both of them sound juicy. I'll go Jay Z. Okay. So do you know river tomorrow the twins on television? Oh, yeah. Okay. Okay. So Tamara told the story recently that Jay z wants flirted with her then became a public story. She was doing an interview and the bay hive attacked her on social media. Never mess. Wow. Just by. Yeah. I mean, she said it was a long time ago. But yeah, the bay hive not having been that's what's trending brought to us by our friends at the dudes brewing company with five tasting rooms here in southern California Torrance, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Huntington beach and Thousand Oaks to order beer from the source. Learn more about the dudes brewing company by visiting their website. The dudes brew dot com. Right. Is it good ears is going to join us next ESPN NBA insider analyst you see him on the sidelines for a lot of these games. Basically for the last several years covers the sport for ESPN, and of course on around the horn highly questionable cetera. He's got a great idea. How have basically? Stop tanking in the NBA. And he specifically cited how would help LeBron and the Lakers someone have you have him tell us his idea. I want you guys to listen to it. I'm curious to get your thoughts on it. And then we will ask him. I'm gonna ask about the shoes too because he's a fashion Easter he dresses nice on those sidelines. He's always looking tight. I'm actually jealous of him when I'm on the sidelines. He's got better fashion sense than I do. All right. So is he gonna areas will join us. We'll talk to him about that. And LeBron and all that stuff next.

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"And now the low has welcome to the low post podcasts live from Camden New Jersey at sixers practice acidity where I am joined thrilled to be joined honestly by the one and only one of the only players in the league who could declare that they wanna be MVP and defensive player of the year in the same mm season and it's ridiculous Philadelphia Star Joel embiid how are you. I'm good. Thank you how you doing. That's good. That's a good goal. That's why not this year. It is a great goal. A man man of the team sucks matters more but I know that you do accomplish when everything it comes to the team and that's by many winning sixty and over gains bid animal wants it and you know would do what I do. Best offer have pretty pretty good chance of winning both awards and only two guys. I think I've ever done it before. I came. I saw one of the last yeah why not the last time we saw you was after the shot crying being good sold by market soul obviously like that's. It's a once in a lifetime moment either way good or bad for Toronto for you guys what are no is you get back to the locker room. What are your memories of the locker room after that shot? Is Anyone speak speak do you do you seek out anyone to talk to just like who's your friend on the team. You go to a moments like that. Like what are your. What are you always going to remember Flash Bulb memories from from that Locker Room nothing really always use stand on nothing in that situation I wanted because so but it was my girlfriend and she was there for me so a lot I guess and now we're talking to Jimmy stock the low bid? I shot a make me feel better but Dhamma Menu. There's nothing to think about not really thinking about anything just like any also he's also because I'm so competitive I are really wanted it and our fellow fella. We had a really really good shares to make you happen. saw enough also fell like I wasn't on my best. I I was wide and I was sick so offer like let everybody down. How are you right now physically? I'm I'm great. Everything's ready to go about the aftermath of that game when you were crying on the floor I remember thinking this happened to Chris Bosh when they lost I finals he gets photograph videotape cry and everyone kind of so he's weak. He's a WIMP. This has no place in sports and I was actually Kinda. Surprised by the response to you is the opposite. It was like this is kind of cool to see how much this guy cares where you were you ever worried about like. I wonder what like this is a very vulnerable moment for me. I wonder what the reaction he's GonNa be where it was like very positive. I felt a man message Russian. You don't really think about a man if you if by knows me. I don't care what people say do. Oh whatever I'm GONNA do whatever I want and I'm GonNa say whatever I want so in essence you she not. You're not really thinking Bali. Oh what's going to happen. People GonNA sit. Oh I'm weak and this and that like you just go by winning and you just lost lost a big chance of accomplishing it and especially the shot the way when he was a great shot the way happen is a lot of emotions of shadow reaction was mixed. I didn't pay attention to it. album would it be haven't haven't been on social media but I'm show was mixed but when I got back home you know the hardest people were like you can't cry like re African we we. We're tough especially my family I as a but everybody's tough so they all tell me can we on national TV. This is not a lot of my guys but I just the way it is. I just the way I grew up but you know I mean numb nod Komo but the nine nostrils that you can't control it but then again like I said if I could guess what happened in uh situation Russian it was the shot and what Endo for Mazzi mates. I wasn't Huffy and I was sick a menace harder control for sickness and you can you can really control but in a really dilemma T MR so I have already gone on record. I'm picking the six to make the finals this year. There are a number of things make me nervous about that thick. I'm old nervous okay. One of them is when I read stories about a laundry shamet saying he brings four milkshakes nearly for Joel. I'm like I want you. Well like a machine. It May June. I want the Diet. Most of first of wall is not a real is it is a real story too did but I never ate none of that really but because as you gotta make them work so nobody nobody else on the team ever wanted to have him do stuff and not as sometimes sometimes. I do what happened in boone stuff but I was. I gotTa make them work. Okay by you. Try to find ways to get into do more than the shoot and do stop stuff. I don't remember shakes. I what I can tell is the diet the diet the Diet is great. Is it anything at the limits of but I lost twenty pounds okay yeah. Is there a food that they wanted you to eliminate or drink anything now. We're just about like Indivi- way you know making sure I do the right things and you. We're good. We're good. We're good okay well. It's it's actually I don't even need to make light of it because you think what I was told by. Someone who knows you is that you've you've taken. You feel like I know my body. I've studied body. My Body like I want my opinions taken seriously. It's not it people make these funny jokes about the Shirley temples and this and that but like you've done a lot of work you've done a lot of research like you want want to be heard within the game right. I'm in that's the whole goal of it. WE DOB ship is needed. you know do understand why the lights light and we gotta find ways light make you healthier and we got instead of like. I'm in his heart like I man I'm sure over the years. I'm GONNA eliminate stuff which done but you can't just go from light liking. Something just live okay. I'm going to stop eating. That's not that's huffing. Especially mentally you just gotTa go slowly and I'm show over the years. He's GonNa be better than but he's only better offer has any player you are. You are the best trash talker in the league but on social media and maybe on the floor like what you've done to Andre Drummond I I almost feel so sad for Andre Drummond vicariously. has there ever been a player who has asked you either privately or during a game hey man can you can you. Can you please we stop. You're getting my you're like just start hurt. My feelings what that all need to sit on. You can't see that on the faces like guys a man. I'm not talking trash ever allegedly. Maybe a but you have decided I'm done would dodge play basketball. What what that's what I'm saying BUT WE'RE GONNA see if I can hold up but you don't have to say that but she can see you can ensue interfaces like talking to them? They won't even look at you like you know sometimes people my look that allowed. I don't care if if you own what you're saying I hear everything you say but I won't even look at you because they're scared. They know they won't even try to act like that on pay attention but dead dude you know that do and won't look at you that won't say anything and then I and the best way to talk trash is also dominate dominate them talk somewhat to them and then after the game you go social media and talk some more like that's really hurtful. Sometimes I feel bad for them to stop. I tell you this you talk to people within Minnesota. They're like the day after Joel when it Carl towns defense on Instagram Ram. He started trying a lot harder. Thank you Joel embiid. That's that's the whole goal. I'm trying to hook them. I'm trying to hold them if I call defense or if I see what you can Dan do this like you WanNa. Take it to you heard and be like okay. I gotta get better. Someone called me. I will rely someone to do that for me now. When it's a really I no want no one really but alive when people are fans are like you can't do this because because I'm like okay now I gotta work on? GotTa get better like you average twenty seven point nine. I gotTa go twenty seven points. You can't average thirty the Y. Management Device Ernest restarting his there flipside. has there been a player. You've tried talk trash to who actually like you couldn't get in their head like someone who just wouldn't take the bait at the guy that comes to mind like I could see Yokich just just being like I can't. I don't talk trash. What's your cash Nah bligh? Oh I just there's some there's some guys you can talk trash and some other guys you've got a dominant arm Nigam as a way to talk trash and see some stuff sometimes but but then again if you look I did the only people that talked trash to if I think about it always say start it. They have to do something something for me to go back at them and you know you Mash Yorkie. She's never done anything to me. We just come just play basketball. We just do we have to get get to win and now we move on and he's a good dude. He's a great guy too so a man. If I talk trash somebody amazed I'd have you've gotta say something to me. Okay so you're you're just defending. Retaliate Judges Retali- started people. Do you ever feel like ticketing websites. Make getting the event difficult on purpose. 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If you time and seek right now leaving give you ten dollars off your first purchase. All you need to do is use our promo code download the seek APP Today Use Promo Code Low L. O. W. WE my last name. The name of this podcast Bam ten dollars off your first purchase that could be a decent percentage of a sporting event baseball game of basketball game. That's Promo Code Low for ten dollars off your first purchase with seek Brett Brown once gave me a great quote about figuring out the fit notice when Jimmy was here but figuring out the fit of all the the big stars on the team and he said you know we've been Joel. They play at different paces do different things we've tried to talk to Ben About. It's not the hundred meter dash on every possession. You've got a big guy that you need. If you gotta wait for him you gotta wait for him. I can't sprint on every possession then. Sometimes you know when you post up on the Left Block. Ben will be over on the right block. The right dunker spot nope read says he's GonNa move him out of there and all that but but so from your perspective and and there's always interest how to bend enjoy all get along. How's the fit? How do you think you fit on the floor man when you look at it win a situation where where within matters the most is the players and the game slows down in the player? She can't just you know Brian Roy and on-farm playing now we're playing because he just as more pushes and MOESHA's goes on everybody. Everybody's happy you instead of talking La WanNa Ball. I wanted out then that's why but you know the game slows down the player she got the foundations. Call is basically half court game so I don't like I've shown feel like are showing that I would do what it takes away way like I don't realize shooting threes but if I got a hub Ben I gotta give him some space and create some space home. Salaam just attack our do if I have to take four or five three's again just to make sure that you know everybody else on the team Gasol space instead of just staying on the low block Angie slide the mandible all the time I want to make sure doc everybody's happy because at the end of the team chemistry is more important than anything else so that's all I obviously you you know the crunch time offense in Toronto series a lot of Jimmy. Jimmy's Gone Brett at media luncheon. The other day said you know the number one answer to that question. This year is going to be Joel. Joel is GonNa be our number one option and crunch time period and so that's you know this is the days of the lodge awan dominating crunch time the rules are totally different defense can do in the post host against the post are totally different. Can you dominate consistently in crunch time as a big man on the block in two thousand nineteen. Is that still a thing that can happen. I believe so but it's harder and US why Disarma- was focused a lot on you know my handles am am. I shot off the dribble men in that you know losing Jimi losing. Jj Guess tied especially with Jj Losing Jj the space tighter and you know defenses. I GONNA W mall are. They going to be digging a lot because because you don't have by I mean we got some great shooters but you'll have like a player like jj like you can't. There's no way team name can go into the Game L. E. J. Joel that year and give them this this you you don't have that light. We've got great shooters but negle- NEGGA may should they're focused on me first and then they go make everybody should the ball so this almost focused a lot on you know just my handle and attacking off the dribble so now like I said it's harder when you when you think about just send someone up and just have him go get a bucket back to back back back to the basket is is hard. Nowadays caused defenses car. You know double teams and all that stuff is harder to double team but does the dribble is hardy Audie doublets him off the dribble so we walked a lot in excited I got I got a lot better so something like Al Horford becomes possible for the team. That's a guy guy was guarded you in the playoffs. Two guys played mostly center in the last couple of years. which is your your position? Do they come to you beforehand. Is Elton or whoever come to you beforehand. It's a hey hey this. This is something that's on the table for us it. It's an interesting fit. What do you think of course That's the do tonight is he's. I'm Greg Guy. He's been is been amazing CCC took over for what was the buyer Colangelo. I think yes he was. He's been doing a great job at Donald before so you know sometimes if the name opinion a and that will come up to me. Obviously I just want to play basketball but if I bake something he's right I give my opinion but I don't have to go off on what I think. I always start them. I'm like don't like you guys know better than me especially when he comes to the business side but this don I was actually away from the Konczal was in days. No pneumonia action no con- showers away I was I it was either free agency so but it was hard for them to get in touch with me by that that try so but I was. I didn't have any connections awed obviously when Boston played Milwaukee is jobless guardian us when you guys played Milwaukee. Sometimes you got the honest assignment so so if you had beaten Toronto would you have guarded Jaanus in the next series and and how do you feel in that matchup in terms like comfort level Macho Oh for men. You'RE GONNA guard him. Yes I was going to go to the whole series and he said it before I say when I'm on them is harder. Harder is way harder form and but when he has been how they say Jimmy or whatever that is I guess easier form so all are present something different from light. Does Allah two guys especially when it comes down. This is pretty strong especially when he comes last track and Eh you know all I have to do is basically but he's a great player. You respect them and I'm sure you got a lot better like I said I'm not talking trash. I'm MM Chana Joel not mature. I just I don't like this. We let Charlie citywide thinks he's a great player. Can we play my game but now we have like Agai. La that has done a great job of you know God him yeah this is going to be honest she was it was the MVP this past season so sometimes dominate sometimes. You're going to be able to stop him. anybody's data so I'm excited about a match is it hard not to look ahead to that. Match up in the East is so stacked at the top with you then a bunch of question marks. Is it hard like already kind of itching for like Milwaukee Philly conference finals man. You got to game by game like I said I want. The I see last year they won over the six games and he's GonNa take that is GonNa take us winning over sixty games so all home court advantages. I never understood that until last year. I mean when you think about the way we played our home compared I too want award. It was two different teams like it di- game seven would have been a filler. It would have been a different story. I think but Dr Homecourt advantage is so important I conned understood that this summer after the loss so we needed we play great basketball in front of our face so but a match up a man if that's what you think he's going to happen. which does a great chassis happens He's GonNa be going home games. In that series. I said game three in that that series was I think the best game you guys played a whole season. That was just an I watched that game and I was like Oh my God they figured out kind of what they are is. Even uh even even game four been watching all these games. in the summer even gave four. We missed a lot of shot but we stir our defense was was it was great but we didn't miss a lot of shod. I gave last one. All my friends demanded that I ask you about this. A No US cover you do go pack go was I got. I don't follow football much anymore. Are you a packers fan. Are you just trying to like play with the Philly. I don't know what happened. I am Pakistan. you know have a good relationship with our lodgers and good games by the way in the playoffs came to Kansas came to one of our practices and then I got to talk to and then Greg Gases than follow all new and then as I got to before I got to a fairly I was I was already found him because he was such a great guy to talk to and a NASA became a Pakistan because of solve always supported them and one thing is if the eagles play any teams teams in the League of course support the Eagles because of embraced the city and our fall in love with the city and that's what I'm going to do because I I like the eagles but when it comes to the packers a man before fairly I don't know you got to you got to get sick to your teams like by for example is like okay I I'm a big soccer. Fan of football football football. Yes and name is live mark favorite him as always been Real Madrid is like you accidentally life com support a union fairly because in San Change it instead of supporting merge one of the Best Season Award or Pablo most famous theme instead of Supporting Dad. I got up support the the Union Komo ridiculous but Danny Hillis it is that's really ridiculous but then again if the eagles play anybody else of course egos nation but when he comes to the packers do you know the worst fly eagles fly. You know the worst it on the world to be till we eagles La Jolla does now one onto their you go watch eagles la La your goals or Edgy America on that note. You've got to go to other media things you've been very generous for your time and I can't even remember the NBA without you. It's been so much fun watching you and I just as is as a as a neutral all the best teams in the best players to be healthy. My only wishes please fall over less every time you fall over. I get very very scared aired. I can't imagine what the sixers please either work on your falling over technique or fall less. That's my only wish while I'm working to be an actor so you you gotTa stop walking onto seines and all that stuff but I I would try but then again I I'm so like I'm so competitive playing hard I get it. I guess local imperative lie. There's some stuff you can't control issues. I world try but I can't control it. It's just it's my nature. If I've got to save a ball you know every play matters. I don't care if he's the regular season the play-offs I every play matters specially because oh you have tim you have personal goals. I don't know like what if I jump in stairs in the second quarter and then at the end of the game the possession matters everyday man is it doesn't matter so you gotta look at the big picture know that but I will try my best. I other Joel. Thanks for your time. Pusher stole are found in the advocates curtis now. It is are just very good advice. Why couldn't head keeps spinning scary really scary? Mixing GEICO's easy to use ignoble at you can manage your vaco policy. Why never look we can just bury a deep in the ground GYCO? Go we download the industry-leading GEICO APP today live from Media Day with the Philadelphia Seventy sixers my pick to make the finals in the East a little oh frightened by that. I'm thrilled to be joined by one of my favorite under the radar players in the League a guy that I called the best player on the heat two seasons ago where people are finally starting to smarten enough about it. Josh Richardson how you doing Sir I was around the heat enough to know that you guys particularly the guys who are on that team that went from eleven to thirty eleven thirty two almost five hundred or whatever finish that you guys have a special bond and you've talked about it since you got traded so what I wondering is. How did you learn you had had gotten traded? Who called you and what was your reaction to it? If I yeah I mean I was kind of like this is crazy. No like well. It's going to happen like Bam was like why is crazy but was. I started looking at like the roster that we were GONNA have gone into this year. I kinda got excited and I kind of started like talking. Master asked Obama already. Well you face you face them. You face the sixers in the playoffs with the heat so so you live the other side of it during that series. Did you'll ever get you any trash. Talk Me. He might be the best trash talker in the league. Are there any Joel embiid trash-talking you memories from that series Nah Nah Nah we I was really going going at it with Jay Jay talking to him and and bin but not really hear anything from jaw. Jj Aj always kinda like barked back and forth a little bit does he swear keep it. Does he keep it. PG Thirteen Nike's have pretty beat thirty his a super smart guy so more his talk just like at the ramp like you know look what he's doing and stuff like that and I'm like we'd be into your into physical Loyd and tell him to stop doing whatever who's your first call from the sixers who calls you first device. Here's really yeah just saying welcome aboard yeah he facetime. Oh are we go in and Brett Brown facetime me right after it. What did he say just how excited he was to have me and you know he'd been watching me last few years and was excited about my growth stuff like that I've said before I think think Brett Brown motivate me to rob a bank? He's he's like when he talks when he when he like it leaves he started planning it. I'd be like I'm in such a motivational Guy what made the Brotherhood like that in Miami what made it a place where you one of the things I read after he got traded very touching. You said I'm going to be a fan of the heat. I'm going to be a fan of the clippers or other guys get traded off the team that that's you. Don't hear that level of like these are guys. I'M GONNA follow the rest of my life kind of talk. What what made it so special? There man is just you know a lot of adversity with through. I think that one year missing the playoffs by one game like really brought us real close together we were in the locker for like an hour after that game and from there like every season after that was like we just got closer and closer and as guys started getting moved girl calling each other like I think Tyler Johnson was one of the first ones and yeah from from narrow we resolved. We're GONNA keep but each other. We're still going to support each other guys who came from G. League or came from nothing to John Go right after we call it and so that that was kind of a thing that we all had in common by the way. Did you guys know when you're eleven thirty how close the team came to maybe taking this season like they were. There was a moment where they've talked about it did they were they were like we might have to have a meeting and figure out you know how like if we gotta go the other way I did not know that but I mean it makes sense sunset. His players Arizona's like maybe some something's GonNa come here if we're going down this road year so you are remarkably the smallest player in the biggest starting five in the NBA. How do you look at your fifth year on offense? What what do you envision 'cause in Miami? It was interesting you started off three and d then started a little more on ball than a lot of on ball. Pick and roll all stuff. What do you think you're going to be doing here? It'd be a shotmaker you know stress corporate for Ben to begin the pain duty. Does I mean he's a guy guy that people have difficulty matching up with just MS athlticism get out and been the ball and just be able to be a viable auction. You know going down the stretch. Being able to handle in guys aren't in and being a quiet leader for another thing. Is You know last year. Jj was the guy that a lot of times the other team will put the smallest defender. That's going to be you now and I think one of the things I've talked about with some people on the team as we we can do a lot with that like we can have josh screen for people and get switches. We can have josh handle the ball and get switches. Have you thought about that and if you thought about like if those switches happen and and I got a four or five on me I gotta go to work a little bit right either way to you know if I get a big guy on me I can you know create getting lame. Draw some help you finish mega shot or pass and then you know if the smallest guys on our on on Tobias throat and yeah so it'll be the interesting to see how people match sometimes for inspiration just have to look up my wife and our just in Europe and I said the most underrated thing that you can do is look up when there's all sorts of cool stuff up for more than sixty years the goodyear blimp blimps are cool has fueled greatness on the Gridiron by providing aerial coverage of some of the most legendary moments in college football all history when the goodyear blimp rises above stadium it inspires players to reach higher and rise to the challenge the game's biggest moments now. It's your turn to go further with goodyear discover retires made to rise above the rest learn more at goodyear dot com goodyear more driven goals. Do you think about like I wanNA shoot forty percent from three. Do you have have benchmarks do display. I usually play 'cause my rookie. I was about to break the record for the three-point three-point percentage in a month and I remember we were going to play the Lakers are last game in the month and I went over five and I was really thinking about it and I missed it. Bellyache too hundredth of a percent see that's when you just gotta not shoot remember mode. There was a couple years ago a famous story Mo- heartless yeah had a bonus in his contract for thirty I five percent. He was like thirty five point two. I'm not shooting the rest of the season. I got my bonus. That's what you should have done. I can't play like that so someone with the Hitomi this 'cause I ask people like. When did you guys realize Josh was going to be better than anyone thought he was going to be when he was the fortieth pick and X Y Z and you talked about your shooting? He said I remember one shoot around SPO- put Josh through shooting drill where I don't know what the exact drill was. You had to make a certain number of shots and like it was you are not not leaving until this is done and Joschka little angry but he did it. So what's this. What's the story it was an off day? Shoot around okay and I winning the shoot and shoot new with coach. Queen and Spoil came up and actually. I don't think I think she went to intern. He was rebuttal. Forms spoke came up was watching for a minute and he gonNA corresponder rebound and it was like you have to make seventy out of one hundred before you leave and I was like okay whatever and the first time I made sixty four and then he made me run ten downing backs after that cutting baseline to baseline yeah and I was like man. I can't believe that Esau went again and I made sixty sixty seven dollars com home on. I had to run ten more and I want again and I was getting tired. I made sixty nine. I missed the second to last one the put me under and I was like I was freaking out like I was saying some stuff. I can't repeat I was I was upset and I had to run again and the fourth time and I finally got got it and so that was just like a fight. That was one of the big tournaments for me. That's very heat thing. The heat are not for everybody right now. There's some guys who couldn't hack it there. No no no no no if you have any of soft and you're not gonNa make it over there. Were there ever any fights in practice because you guys put like it'll say on the whiteboard pads today or bring all the pads today because that means that means we're going hard. I can't tell you information cannot be disclosed. Have you have you one of the things I'm curious curious about. Jj had an element to this offense just the movement and particularly his two man game with Joel where he would screen for Joel sometimes have you and I thought thought you know you did a lot more coming off screens in various ways in Miami last season have you watched film of Jj or thought about ways where like I bring a little bit of that to the team guarded so oh yeah seeing how point and yeah I've seen I've seen a few of the things you can do like the catch and shoot player that he is you know he's probably the best in the League just movement in finding a shots off off of screens but there's definitely a lot of different ways. I can affect offense that he is. Is it true that you were not invited to the Chicago draft combine. Yes that's insane out towels hot. I was not happy. I'll tell you this in in retrospect. The heat are like it was probably I wasn't invited because I think he would have blown up there and we wouldn't have been able to get him might be true honestly probably would is there anything anything to do. In Sioux falls where the heat's G. League team is not a thing. I think they like it that way. I that's the most heat thing you probably I put you in the middle of nowhere in basketball really honestly it's far away. It's really far. I've never been there but they they could move it it to Miami. Did you keep a place in my at least Miami saw you kept the house there is it true that you like pineapple on pizzas is very true. This is a controversial. It's just become become a controversial topic here. I think it's disgusting so me on Pineapple on the I think it's gross. Ok so like I'm a big fan of sweet and savory at the the same time like I like chips in like candy like popcorn chocolate covered raisins and movies so like Pineapple on pizza. I have roasted D- cooked pineapple is great too and when you put it on pizza with the right toppings is like the perfect amount of a little sweetness with like the savory goodness of pizza. Maybe I'll give it another shot. I think you should try to the kind that okay okay toughest guy to guard in the NBA talking okay. That's that's that's his. He got new before have you. You haven't fallen over right. If you've fallen over Naga. I've never fallen server from being I crossed nothing but his offense is great. He's superstar. He's talking to people give him credit for his foot work is great. You make any shot on the court and he's always is very aggressive. I was GONNA ask. How do you think he's GonNa fit with Russ but I'm more curious you guys have a very unconventional team are very a big team? How do you think if you you probably haven't gotten out on the floor with Alan Joel and everybody else? How do you think in a small league? You guys are kind of going the other way. How do you think is GONNA fit? Hopefully Great I mean it's not a big guys. I can't move so I mean we have big athletic. Let guys off like that's a little different than having like big slots out there yeah so I mean I think it'll go. I think so too. I like I said pitching estimate the finals. I'm a little bit frightened by that because it is an unconventional team always frightening making finals picks though it is a little bit because you could be really wrong but I I'm. I'm confident and you've never made all defense right. No never it's a goal yes. I think you guys should have the best defense in the league so that that could be a goal this year right yeah. Definitely I think off top or on paper. I think we should have a top three. At least you guys have a chance to get three guys on the all out of the ten. I think you guys can get three on defense team. I don't know if that's ever done been done before. Joel will make it in between You ben and how that starting five is a monster true all right well Josh Richardson. You GotTa go do about fourteen hundred things media day. Thank you for taking a little time and enjoy the rest of the parade of questions. You have to answer but good luck to mess but

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"Shout out to those Pacers fans who were chanting terraced. The verts causing him to smile at the pre Lou mine. Yeah because he knows it must carry the hates regularly again. You person thinks the world is round. Kyri Hate Hugh. That's supposed to be some kind of insult to me. They don't like me the best chance of the ones that a obviously the players I can hear but also the ones that are probably true in this one. Yeah absolutely we start with Joel embiid. He goes after getting booed at home. Sunday okay and then celebrating that game sealing three by mouthing shut the bleep up at his own arena and being took his feelings to instagram and quoted the Dark Knight. Either die a a hero. He wrote or live long enough to see yourself become the villain which Miami's Jimmy Butler naturally replied. I know a place where villains are welcome to which embiid replied damn right my brother. All of which freaks Philadelphia all the way out so Bomani. What does any of this mean nothing? None of it means anything at all. One thing about Jimmy Butler. He learns trolling. y'All with this stuff right like you think. He did not know the second that he press in this was ultimately going to be the result. So what do we think he's going to walk in and be like the trade deadline's past but y'all got to train me to Miami. No that's not what's going to happen what I do you think. Though if there is anything antagonizing the home fans never worked antagonizing. The home fans is never ever ever a good idea like I said he was yesterday. Hey this is immature and this is something that he should not be doing. So it's not going to blow up entirely but if this thing starts falling apart at the end this is going to be one of those sentences in the obituary wary of how we got here. I don't think there is going to be an obituary in the way that you describe though if this team loses. I don't think it's going to be because Jimmy Butler was puppet mastering Joel embiid. But here's the thing about the obituary right. Why do we think that we're getting closer to that? Well it's because Joel Embiid just likes imitating hating Jimmy Butler. Why did you beat fight? Karl Anthony towns well because Jimmy Butler said in so many words that he is a guy that is worth beating inviting getting. Why did Joel Embiid do this thing quoting the exact caption that Jimmy Butler used? When he demanded a trade from the timber wolves? Obviously it's because of Jimmy. So Joel embiid man. He is a troll because he likes the way. Jimmy Butler does it end. Because that's his comfort zone. That seems to be what it is a twenty five year old guys extremely your own fans cannot be your comfort zone. That's the thing about it. Yes embiid likes annoying. People people go forward because he bathes in the attention. He once our attention so bad. I'm just telling you right now. If this doesn't go well by the way it's not going well as stands in the seasons probably going to end in the first first round maybe the second at which point. It's all going to get loud. It's all good again noisy. And who knows how. These dudes going to be getting along at that point stuff like this. What does it help help? What does he do? All it does is get on television. That's it and how are you been in the League for six years and you still don't get. This is something that you should not do. All of that is right but the thing about Kanye mock the fans Philadelphia if there is any city that should understand. What Joel Embiid is doing? Its them Joel. embiid embodies you city. You Boo boos you right back. Rationality that's them and that's him. Yeah that's what the sixers are going to look at it in sixers fans going to be like you know what Jimmy Fair Arispe. We all know how reasonable they are right now. Taste them hill the oldest guy with a future in the NFL. Monday Mike Florio profootballtalk talk referred to heal as a future star hills. Pushing thirty his throne thirteen passes in the pros but the restricted free agent wants to be teams primary passed. I definitely view myself. There's a franchise quarterback he told the Associated Press on the podcast. I WANNA play quarterback in this league in New Orleans. Don't view me that way will then I have to leave who Pablo. How do you feel view Hill? I view him as a guy who threw one pass while jewelries was out. Teddy Bridgewater attempted one hundred ninety five. I am confused. I remain imminently confused by how it is that Sean Payton and the New Orleans saints see this dude as something that is obviously more preferable than Teddy Bridgewater that to me based on the evidence of how they used him when they had him that to me does not add up all right so the argument that you make on behalf half of hill over Teddy Bridgewater really is that throw right there. That is arm. The Teddy Bridgewater does not have right. Like as a physical Specimen Hill can do things that bridgewater cannot do. Bridgewater is limited. Bridgewater is probably what you would turn the game manager which is not simply a synonym for somebody. Who's not that good? I like Jimmy Garoppolo. Now thing about I just do it is. He's two years older than Teddy. Bridgewater is okay and we have seen through time like Mike. Glennon is a great example. Who Do we only saw me sorry in the NFL? But he was sorry young and they've got a couple years away if somebody couldn't wait to give him like eighteen million dollars to be their quarterback teddy bridgewater. That team was five while he was the quarterback there and we're hearing about Tastes Hill. Maybe be in the future in new wall anywhere else now. What I want to know about? He'll is no shave him he wants to be a franchise quarterback bless your heart. People want all kinds kinds of things. Is there anybody other than Sean Payton. There really looks at that dude and says there's a franchise quarterback because if they do cards must be pulled. Because I saw all this do play enough in college to know night. Everybody gets people to wait around this long for you to turn into that dude. No it's weird and Sean Payton. If he wasn't Sean Payton I would would dismiss entirely out of hand but the guy knows offense that is his whole thing and if he sees and tastes them hill a new toy right analogy. That's been drawn up is he. He Lamar Jackson of New Orleans. The mayor of New Orleans. I don't think so. Apparently the world is he having common. We cuyler Murray Right. Like we're out there and it would be a cold cruel irony if the door. That Lamar Jackson opens up with his success is for Tasting Hill. Absolutely Louis but it's a dual threat concept and I don't think it's going to work but they're going to try it see threat concentrating new but okay up next is the MLB postseason because Joel Sherman reports. That rob Manfred is seriously weighing a plan for twenty twenty two that lead trevor. Bauer call the commissioner. A joke who has absolutely no clue clue about baseball. In the plan there would be seven playoff teams in each league up from five first round with a trio of three game series exclusively hosted by the higher seeds with with those number one seeds just off on buys but the most radical change that would be seeds to in three and get to select league opponent face in that opening round so Bonnie anything about this new playoff plan. Not really this all sounds ridiculous to me one. The last thing. Baseball needs is more teams in the playoffs. postseason all seasons already. You're random championship generator as it is. And I get interest generated wildcard. You give them around. You can sail you get more money all of those things. I understand that but baseball is is really not a sport. Best litigator best figured out by these randoms these seven game series. That go across this to me. Feels like a contrivance. This feels like something that you do around all star game or something like that okay. Cool but the idea that this is the thing that is going to get people watching more baseball. I do not see it but the thing that gets me about this and by the way the whole one game wild card winner go home sort of playoff that to me. That's the big also ridiculous. That's the biggest indictment of the one sixty two game regular season visit visit. The very least gets you the larger sample sizes but for me the thing. That's so exciting about this. Is the idea that you can draft your opponent. That to me is a great. TV Show you throw that up selection show man all of those choices you freight all of those series with meaning and it's not just made up like reality show meaning. It's actually a choice that's made because one team season the other team at select a weakness that to me is such great theater and that to me totally change with the first round actually means sow because because all of these rounds actually have another layer beyond older taking their first step to the post season. Right if you or the Yankees for instance and your that two or three and you pick another team team and you don't pick the team that has the worst record. Obviously that is a very personal indictment that the Yankees or that team is making about. The team may select. That's a real blood view that just emerging based on one single chore is in a Blood Feud though like I can see why this could be a concept that we come up with. Is this really. You gotta be above and if it is a blood feud it's a baseball blood feud how's it going to manifest itself because I don't think it's going to involve people being throwing that in the postseason because the stakes are entirely too high right right. So what are we going to get out of. His blood feud other than some people go. Beaulieu salty saltiness helps saltiness is additive. When you're baseball the NFL well and the NBA? And you're like. Can we get any of what they have. That might be the way they get it all right coming up next thing. Tom Brady my go to the charges because he did some on Instagram Ever been locked down. You know suffered a setback fired left. It happens it happened. Might Bloomberg Middle Class Kid worked his way through college. I got a job started a family boom fired at thirty nine. Would it might do or a lot of us. Do we got backup dove back in. He had an idea design a new computer able to quench date and process information in a unique wit. He built it. He sold it. He built more. He sold more. He built a team. He built a company. Company created twenty thousand jobs. Bloomberg is a doer. This is Michael. Douglas I played a president movies. This is real world this his our world Mike Bloomberg has what it takes to win unite the country find some common ground between Democrats Republicans and then lead the way a leadership. Mike will get it done. I'm Mike Bloomberg candidate for president. And I approve. This message paid for by Mike Bloomberg. Twenty twenty coming to you from the seaport district and Pir seventeen brought to you by chicks. All right let's go the first up his rock. Boston plays a Houston tonight and derogatory. It's having lost two straight ahead on the celtics tonight. I am in on the rockets. I am fascinated as to how Brad Stevens attacks the rocket small lineup but to me. WHO STOPS DOC guy? Who stops the Russell Westbrook? That is now shooting one three per game over his last ten after shooting like five per game for the rest of the year. Who stops that guy who's also accurate from the paint? The effectiveness of your small ball line pass to do with whether or not you can make the other team adjusts to you. What team is better bill? Small in Boston hell. They basically did this voluntarily last last year. And they don't have to put scrubs out there in order to do this. They can put five of the best players that they have can do this exact same thing and by the way these bigger than the rockets in the course of Eileen with Boston. Next Topic Clippers sixers. Why Leonard and company playing Philly tonight where the sixers are an NBA? Best Twenty four and two. So you win on the clippers offers or sixers tonight I I lean toward the clippers though the sixers apparently looked like the greatest team of all time when they play their games at home I will be interested in saying this though whichever way it goes it won't be like I don't see a blowout in either direction but I'd have to go with the team. I think is actually better. I don't see a blowout either. Although I will point out that the timber wolves kind of blood. The clippers clippers very recently in so Philadelphia. Man This is the game that you must win Joel embiid publicly now as basically shamed everyone else and himself he needs to deliver in this game specific now raptors Toronto on Fifteenth Street Gang last night by beating the timber wolves in Dangelo. Russell's debut with the team the longest winning streak this season in the NBA belongs to the butts at eighteen games. You went on the raptors rolling to the longest streak of the season. I am in on this this crazy Z.. Nick nurse is going to be the coach of the year. It looks like even though there's a team in Milwaukee that's GonNa Win Seventy Games and so what are they have to get through here. The Nets the sons. And then the Pacers to me that has worked at busy team which beat them by the way without a box. Orga sold last light. They can do that right. They can but cost you to remember that all the teams they're going to play against our NBA eighteenth now. I think it is likely that they will get through this eighteen. The eighteenth though is one against the Pacers and the Pacers are kind of an odd place right now of figuring out what to do as they get older depot back and everything else but if it's going to happen if there's going to be something to shut that street down in that window my guess is that it would be that last guy next up. LSU LSU was hired hired veteran NFL. Assistant Scotland Hander. Place Joe Brady as it's passing game coordinator so you win on that. Nah Man this is a bit of a hustle backwards that they seem to be making here like Joe. Oh Brady is the antithesis of what you think about when you think Scott Lenihan. He's a guy that we associate with your offense being just a little bit to vanilla so you take this guy that brought Lsu into the the twenty first century and then you go bring a guy seems like somebody who's going dial it back. Yeah this feels like an F.. ORDURE on heat check. This feels like a higher that I would absolutely dismiss this. If not for the fact that Ed order on was so prescient in picking o'brady in picking Dave Aranda and now here he has a guy that I guess his best selling selling points. What he worked with Dante? culpepper Randy Moss. It messed African Calvin Johnson years and years ago I mean he's an established coach he's been NFL head coach. He's an offensive guy. I I don't know if like bringing him into college. Move to where you WANNA go and finally Tom Brady Brady likes photo on instagram the NFL announcing the news of Philibert Philibert split with the chargers. You went on that being a big deal. I am in on this being the new deal. This is how this works. Once upon a time Tom Brady he would have to get his agent. You would have to get sources sources at newspaper columnist to sort of indicate this all of that gets boils down to just want like and so now we are talking about Tom. Brady and the chargers. which is I imagine the whole goal of this in the first first place? We should be ashamed of ourselves us as a whole industry is everybody. That's in here that we really I hear tracking these lights in this way. Is this a big deal. I don't care here. Is Tom. Brady probably wanted to go there he probably does. I don't even know how familiar Tom Brady is with these platforms. I will say though if I'm feeling rivers I am looking at that being like what. What exactly is there to like you exactly? And you've just hate lights in general. I don't see the point like what's the point and Click on an NFL post the NFL. Being like wow. I'm I'm glad to see you saw that bloody coming. Next thirty years ago Mike Tyson Guy Knack Dow down bitches which one. Oh Yeah we we go there report saying he may not have noticed what he did. That's what he did. There was no like functional upside is doing that but it was so identified. Sir I disagree. Got Him out of the corner. He didn't have no way out of there. That was just enough to distract him. I don't even know if that's I mean. Look at this kind of move that but but that right uh-huh once he went less than that way imposing is win the other direction either way. I've never seen anyone do that. There should be a new name for that. It's like a nutmeg. But you do it to yourself. It's amazing raising Bogdanovich. Man didn't get it. It'll quote top DITTO former knicks coach. Jeff Van Gundy are expected on Leon. Roses Shortlist Romar Burma The New York Post about who knicks president. Roses targeting against the team's next head coach Bob Blows. Is this the right way for your next next to go. Ara Narcotic to me. And the way that the Falcons are to you obviously but this feels like an astrologer play. This just feels like summoning up good memories that have been buried. We deepen neath layers of sewage and garbage in the Knicks fan experience so on the one hand sure but on the other hand no like I want a team to be built. That's built for the future. This seems like built for the past got. That's the problem I don't know why right because my thing is while you're talking about the future and everything else. The Knicks need to be one thing above above all else competent. That's it in what I do know about these. Two dudes is they ain't GonNa be the most fun basketball to watch but they will be competent. You will have have a basketball team that you will not be ashamed of shooting for the moon and how to build a champion. How were you going to earn your keep as an NBA team and both of these dues will put together teams that will if nothing else earned their keep absolutely the actual biggest upsides? Jeff Van Gundy though is the fact that there has been this cold war between him and Jim Dolan and so this signals. The Jim Dolan is actually going to move on his old grudges old blood to us that he has that is news to me and that would be good but man if they're just going to run out like all of the old knicks from your like that is not the move that's going to be sustainable. I agree that need to be doing gets sustain you talking about sustainable Get something to sustain so sad. It's my record and I wanted to be known that it's my record said former jetstar pass Russia mark gastineau about how the NFL single-season sack record should belong to him and not hall of Famer. Michael Strahan so boat is guest. No heavy legit. And I'm sure we're going to roll this this thing over here. At some point where he man Brett farve random bootleg that. I can't tell if it was called a bootleg bootleg ray right right here. Oh down down right so like how real is depends on what the play call actually mounted from our Gastineau is we know why you were so swallow. Gra like when you talk about the morality of the situation. We know why you were so swallow. Yeah I went into the newspaper archives on this play and this was not a play that he notified his offensive line on about so Brett. Farve absolutely gifted the sack to Michael Strahan. But the other notable article from the past on Gastineau is yes his confession that twice. He had tested tested positive for steroids. Way before this was publicly disclosed thing so mark Gastineau may have a real legitimate grievance on this would use the worst scenario although no no no. Let's talk about this though. In case you're wondering Gee why d'amour Gastineau just pop up out the ground. After twenty years on this matter. I lot of you. Not The man says says he saw Pete Rose on television and then lets him inspire to come stand up for himself whenever you look on. TV CPI rose. And say I I want to be like him. You have done something wrong. Yeah and this is a guy who was like you know a messed up due to begin with the guy whose families on reality galaxy shows and yeah this seems like a logical conclusion to all of that thirty one is the number. That's how much former pitcher Mike Balls. Anger is suing the astros foreign bonuses from uh-huh 2017 title argument that size stealing ended his career. Balls was the money from civil suit to go to L. H. Charities. Pablo do you find yourself compelled by Bolinger Case I. AM compelled by his case. And I don't care if he gives any of this money to charity. This feels like a thing that you'd actually be like a class action lawsuit. Not just him get clicked plane and Kershaw in their. Get you darvish in there. All of these guys who suffered because of an egregious cheating scandal to say hey this actually materially affected affected US David argument on that level. This dude has not played in the big leagues since he got rocked by the Astro. That's right well was his. Era that last year that he was out there trying to what was above five. It was six thirty one you know what is the. IRA was the year before six eighty three. This may be the reason that you got sick packing. But it ain't the reason nobody has called you back. Nobody is called you back because they don't think that you are a major league pitcher now. It is unfortunate that the last straw appears to have been one involve some measure of chicanery. But this is not to reason why you're not in major league baseball. But he played a game in that the last one third of an inning that got him knocked out of the major leagues in which the Astros Bank the garbage can fifty four and all of which is to say that if we we can separate the act from the career I do think him being banished to overseas because of that one third of inning he does have a gripe about how do you separate his career from the fact that he's not in major league baseball right now. You're saying that it never happened. My Ball Zinger is still in major league baseball. Still still try out. Era Damn near Senate he would possibly be employed somewhere you think. That's not the standard for a case in court but if you add had him to all of the other guys who suffered because of his both there is a real arguments on that level. We're talking about his case you went and brought his these other dudes out here class the action. That is what I'm recommending to that do. Not just you get your friends number because thirty years ago today undefeated and undisputed you did heavyweight champ. Mike Tyson loss to buster Douglas. who was a forty two to one hundred dog at the time? So let's all relive that moment the way four way. Four is racial this to the biggest upset upset. Ever there was no way. It's hard to say. What do you remember what nobody Washington Japan? This is what I'll remember. Though Mike Tyson underground trying to you find his mouthpiece right he was so caught up in trying to find his mouthpiece. I none of us thought anybody could beat this man in a fight. Nobody none of us thought Mike Tyson. Whatever look look like that and Mike Tyson by the way for the record in this fight up to this point he was not dominating? This was a fight that could have gone bustard. Douglas's made by this loss lost the fight. That was all it was did not take seriously do got twenty five million dollars in his next fight. I don't think he ever fought again. 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Sixers + Embiid Mess & Does LeBron Have Enough?

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

00:00 sec | 3 months ago

Sixers + Embiid Mess & Does LeBron Have Enough?

"The and you out to the pig the you gotta be picking up. The pick and pop now lakers, just changed completely. So nothing that is in between now you look at a gala lightweight, Howard who's been around in those mvp Bam barely complain that. So this really just shows you. The time has really affected especially bigs you know apnea Davis. Because he can shoot the three. Yokich. What's more than that? Though right they can put the ball on the floor bid. Can keep up with guards on the perimeter. Certain extent, Yoga, folks. Keep up by Perma his but he I think you have to have multiple skill sets and Yokich brings a ball up the floor. He's a great passer. He's a big wall on inside. He's not you're not gonna it's not going to block a lot of shots, but he will contest, and so you got to be doing able have to be able to do all those different things says a guy now Over seven where does dwelling be fall this conversation? Schick. Scott. Every. Joel Embiid is unique entity in the fact that he can do a lot of those things. He's not going going to guard guys. On the barometer like that. But what Joel embiid will do, he will block shots, he'll run the floor, clog the middle of. His problem is the early in the basketball game. Here's aggressive. He's consistent in going into the paint. The later gets in the game as the game progresses. Joel embiid goes from being posted up three feet away to post Nevada feet away. Then the later on this from being five p the way he's fifteen they say you know he's a shooting threes after wrongly. That is not his forte and. Of that Robert Perry said and he's a hall of Famer gotTa believe what he said Robert Parish played my former teammate played more games than anybody in the history of the NBA. And the first thing he said to me about what we're talking about biggs and. was talking about Karl Anthony towns and Joel embiid and I mentioned his name. Lisa. Let me tell you. So Joel embiid he needs to get his big. ASS SHAPE. So Rowley Paris ages, and Joel Embiid and Robert Perez against play more. More, NBA Games than anybody in the history of the League I think it was for a while that. In those words resonate because that's exactly where I was getting at I'm glad you brought that out. That was right on cue because to me this isn't a matter of all. He doesn't have enough help or Brent Brown is in you know I mean there's some of that. There's some truth to that Brett Brown sort of doing wacky things on both ends of the floor if you asked me but a lot of has to do with him just running out of energy people are like Oh withdrawn be he's not he he's he's shying away from the big moment he's given up no no, he's lost his lakes. There's a big difference wherever there is a big difference. He does he well, they have to arrest him in really critical moments and that's the time the team really needs to be in. He's the he's windy. So I'm Joel embiid that do one thing over this this year coming up I just dedicate one year towards being the best shape of my life. Awakening and Go there signing. Because you don't. GET HIM ON THAT meal plan lose about one inches and be just cut. Your chance to see a difference in how he plays and I think that's just simple on top of that or Philadelphia right now the big thing is that when you lose Ben Simmons, Ben Simmons was huge for the what they do not only. On. As you said, you mentioned the deepest of me and where he has been the stalwart then you know he's a big body and they're he's he's athletic cut guys off but more. So on the opposite into me where he is that one option to Philadelphia that he can be a one man fastbreak. He turned the jess on. He reminds me a lot of magic just churning just gone or like Y-. Honest guys two guys down back and guys will be back on the heels and they can come up and you can do they keep coming and there are so fast and they're so quick in this so strong and that's That's what killed Celtics season they get you in a restrictive area. And there's nothing to do our. Now he's not a great free throw shooter but I still think that part of their offenses lost because he's not around. With the other part of it because I didn't think Philadelphia seventy. sixers. would. Would put up a good fight here I just did I. Just think they're overmach without Ben. Simmons. So I I'm just surprised that they're playing the way. They are even without him. I didn't think he'd be this bad. But what do you think is the? Part of other ports. Ports don't fit right now and you're talking about watching out. I. Said that are post game the other day and on the game it's like watching. Alice Body language looks like me during my divorce here. Blake. Biden language. Okay Okay and elaborate on that though everyone can. Remember it on the that if you want. To handle his. Best position is when he starts in the pain in the works outside the take juncture. Now what you're saying the AL is he's going to beat exclusively jump shooter and he's not exclusively a jump shooter analyst. Best moments have been when he's been on the post pick and rolls picking pop, and he gets to do none of that right now where L. is doing is you know essentially he gets in and His he was down low post one time set up get the ball and Joel embiid comes in waves amount look. Yeah. That's that's that's my home you know. And and now they will couple blaze. I didn't even know where to go and Joel embiid. Go over there do. And Directing. Our Justin nine. Okay. Where do I go and it's really sad to see it because Al still has some skills for this league. When you have a big that can run the floor a big that can rebound big that can push the ball that has l.'s best forte and they've taken never way from him in the way that they play. What I don't understand is I always go back to what we saw in the game the very first quarter and looked like the. same out we saw with the Celtics throughout all those years in the very beginning. I don't remember that there's like five straight possessions where he was the office was going through him. Yeah. No play was going to start without him touch the ball. Well, they were trying to get out of the ball at the very top heat set a pick, and then he'd get it at the top and he had decision you had the option, but the options were were were limited with. Lost options were. Looking for Joel embiid. was wasn't an option like I'm going to take on the shoes. I'm GONNA make plays. Now, I'm looking to get the ball at the free throw line and I'm looking for Joel embiid instead of maybe me catching the ball, the free throw line to a wing Guy said the pig and now I pick and pop or pick them roll out is not been involved in that and then you look at Harris and you know going. Where's he being? I mean different chains on the team I mean but. The thing about him is that think he he has a lot of skills but who was the dog lash you that they had? Jimmy Butler other Jamie Butler's the Dolphin Lot. He is the dog over there. He his attitude you know you look at Miami right now they're they're they're Jimmy Butler like in that they don't give a damn. They're GONNA get in your face. They're GONNA fit and that's where Jimmy did but that's why he's not there anymore though well, he saw the writing on the wall. Dance here the way I. Would things he did when he was there in the Elsa, we're really Jimmy Butler light but you know at the end of the day Jimmy knows that those two guys are always want to get more touches than me not the way I see where he was going to get the movie right? The Miami Yeah you go, get get your touches but. At a certain age it's not about touches is about wins and about feeling your role to what everybody else does so. Him. He doesn't get as many touches right now Miami, was some of those guys shooting a basketball. Then in this last game, he some Texas where knocked down some tracing Jimmy Butler had something this year in the League where he was one of the worst three point shooters around but in the Miami Game Against Indiana. Knocked down three. But but that's that's Jimmy. Butler well, that's a guy buying into the system that no, that's that's ridiculous. You think that's the attitude that's the air. I'm actually. Both on and off the court. Blessed that's the arrogance and the attitude and the cockiness of Jimmy Butler which I love. I absolutely love no same. But my mom point is I don't think it's a matter of off Jimmy couldn't couldn't cut it in the culture of Philadelphia I. Just think he looked at it as I don't like it here. I don't believe in this because I don't think this is the former little win i. think we were browse going through now he's lost that's. Of you're talking in that way of Jimmy Butler, have you talked in Brett? Brown and Eric's poster there's there's no Karasin right because they're exposed to has won multiple championships. Eric's poster has pat rally in Johnston in his ear. Well, it's one of the best coaches impair rally toughness ear from the front and their personnel that they have around. Jimmy are essentially like scrappy guys all those guys have scrappers Bam the scrapper J., J. Grandees, all scrappers just like him so. I never went the underdog Dunkin. Robson this this guy can them arrival? He he really unless he could be right now but he's coming. He's coming out picks man. Do this do this dangerous. Him Allure Biller, a roommate he's not gonna down so I think this is some combination really works out well for them in Philadelphia. It's just a bad formula, bad mix, and if Philly bows out. And it it? It doesn't look good right now they've got to win this next game but if they out where the where the Whisper Brett Brown will be next year and you're going to have to think now about what you're GonNa do with that team 'cause Harris has a long term deal like you know twenty five, thirty, million euro got Joel embiid you got a ow you got. And and Those guys and Got Simmons and so you have four guys with long term contracts. How are you going to? How are you going to move our right now? Twenty five, million years three years left on your move you who's GonNa take our right I think you look at the other guys just mentioned and hate to say it but I mean I. Don't know if you had to say you have to break off Simmons and embiid but that's a conversation worth having no you if you're going to change GonNa do. You have to Lou be world to lose. One of those guys are more likely is going to be Simmons has been B. J. Right? You have to because you're not gonNA move but what are you gonNa Harris and and then and now and now and it's true so you would move. I think I would have and for the right pieces around the M B I, have to get them dogs that are around him and I think symon played similar displays are these aggressive but. Sometimes, talent levels don't that. And I was there and I played with the Chemo lascaux on a row Samson. It just didn't. It did not fish that those two guys as great as they were did not complement each other. So I mean I think Simmons, and EMBIID. Two young players and this kind of hard to say you to give up on the guy. Years ago. Who runs like him, and maybe eventually will can be at three point shooter I. 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And I'm not sure if you didn't play Suffolk didn't play last night. In a long term you're much better with Gordon. But in a short term, you might be able to get away in this. Exactly what I said about the Celtics because I think they are the deepest team in the league from top to bottom. You can lose a player. And you could coordinate what right now and still bring other gas. Now I don't think you can lose Brown or lose them right now. Right? You can't afford to lose me. If you lost chemical while if you lost what for Awhile which you've lost, you might able to compensate. Now if they are able to beat billy and plays Rancho now I, think that's when you really going to miss a guy. Gordon Hayward. Because he's he's played really well against these got. Yeah. That's the thing. The band dry with the second unit especially when in terms of point production which we haven't all year long. This is a bet that did it without. Marcus. SMART. How often you're going to see that though like listen you go into Philadelphia. Seventy sixers. Protection against the raptors I think the Celtics are more top heavy I. always say the Celtics have the best top six their top six players can beat out in terms of talent for talent you can match with anyone of the League. Pure death was out. Seventy view through in the other guy who believe formed day was kanter. Gant is onto best rebound. The in the in the League he's. Okay and you can say they're going to be times when even baby UCLA semio's Osceola. Maybe play for you. Romeo link your chance when he's going to be able to do some things for you and I don't the you can overlook as as. The number one free throw shooter. You looked me and. Someone mentioned that. I don't know who that is. None of someone else mentioned in there like hey. Telecast to. The best free throw shooter, the NBA's Brad Wanamaker, and I'm sitting in. Thanks Max Max. Told me last week? Yeah. So Am bread is bread the guy who was laid look at the series so far Brandon's play. Pretty good. He's he said he's been. A hate you know thing about Brad Brad is one these guys verse something's GonNa hurt. You. And we talk about the way the Boston Celtics play. And we we still look at this particular game. and. KANTER. Outplayed Thais Thais has been your guy but the better player against him be. Is Probably. GonNa be kanter because he is going to be physical and he's going to make him work on the defensive purser. He's going you up trying to get offense rebound versus what Kanter does. So you're trying to box him out and do all this stuff whereas Daniel Thais says pick from pick and rolls. You know he can pick and pop. They'll. Tyson. China face in like you'll get in front of him times but he won't bang download way came to me. And that's the thing about Steve Stevens made Ernie and he wants he said Okay Danger Visibly, physically, cancer is stronger. So he's going to present a bigger problem maybe not defensively but. Offensively trying to get to those boards and an MBA, has to use a little bit more trying to keep them away from the blast yet. Definitely. So in the wake of Gordon, Hayward. Injury. Everyone's looking long term of course, looking past the sixers at this point that things over. So you look at the next couple of rounds I mean, how tough is it going to be for this others without Gordon Hayward and realistically do you think the Celtics are able to get to the Eastern Conference finals? Do you think he will be available? Thinking that time, we would be Boettger you give them a month. You give you know you. You give them wait another way. Yeah. Yeah. About then you give them I'd say about the release of now he's should be back at least on the floor trying to do some things but you know ankle taught to funding ankles really funny. But it wasn't the ankle of the leg diddy broke. When you just It was just awkward. He just stepped on. And turn the ankle completely. You could actually see the ankle hit the ground and with all your weight on one leg and man that had the way he hobbled out there now, he's in a boot. But great three at thing. Yeah. Great and which means which means tendons, which which which could be. You which didn't, but you didn't tear anything. You did you. You might have strained it. So you're going to get ice treatments twenty, four seven. So he's going to feel better eventually our saying the next two or three days I would think you would probably be walking with the wet not out of crutches I would I would hope that that would be the case the very first game in the playoffs. It's just unfortunate for someone like Gordon easily his best year of southern tenure. And the wave and playing the bubble is like okay. Now, everyone's talking about everyone's noticing now you're seeing the Gordon Haywood before he got hurt. Gordy was was exception when he was when he was with Utah you know he had. His best thing. Was He he could he could create his own he'd get his own shy but he cuchara shots for others. He's a good sized rebounder good size guard. He could play a small forward. So he could play all these multiple positions and that's where Brad has had them. But is there right now you look at the tatum and Brown. Two Boys. Whole `nother level is. Really Ain't found billion bounty sports keep coming back. So does your bed in them with our exclusive wagering partner that online dot, AG, Major League, Baseball's already started. There's no shortage of ways to get in on the action that online has all the odds, futures and props for you to bet on we got an MBA that started now. NFL's not that far away. And as a sports season starts to return Ben Online, sat down with Eddie George from the NFL Robert Ory the seven time NBA champion. Hair Reynolds. 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What you can't You can't defend that of what he does. He set you up with the tricky dribble. He. You get hypnotized by watching them go boop. And next thing you're looking at the dribbling he's taken that sidestep and they got separation he doing. Down that load. Jalen Jaylen Brown same way jalen coming up these picks and Jalen has been. Everybody talks about Gordon. I mean tatum but Gordon but June jalen Brown has been just as good. If not better from time to time I feel like this setup is perfect for each is this bubble no crowd he says in his own zone I. Think, they're part of the not having the crowd is one thing. But I think he been playing he was the most consistent guy all. All. Year long he was the most consistent guy that you had and there were take them head those starbuck burst moments when you go but the most consistent guy was was Jaylen Brown and that's been from from day from day one until you until the bubble man no question. Iraq before we get out of here, let's go out west. Lakers trailblazers. Boy In trouble Lebron trouble I think he is, and I know Sean. Grandy my broadcast partner. He says China I'm telling you. They look they look completely different. Who is going to guard Damian Lillard? This man is taken the we've been steph curry shoot from deep. It's taking thirty eight foot is now. Thirty. Eight You Garden a guy three he is three four feet behind the three point line. which is just unheard. He's coming off a pick and you gotta give some separation and now that was going on would lakers they don't have any bi especially the GAR position to counter. Ami. If. I think you have a little bit more pressure on got Danny Green. Who isn't as quick can get those picks Rondo I'm not high sure. Effective Rondo can be if he if he if he if he comes back which I think is going to I'd still don't think he can effectively play against. Ranas to want to fight you don't want chances. Might WanNA chance it but I'm telling dame limit where he's doing there. Then the other person who is slipping and father time. Lebron going by people as fast as. He's done used at all strength right now we turns around you WANNA book before he would like. It was just a blurred trying to he's gone now he's turned around the strongest years he can back guys now I'm as the point is calling plays coming. With is supposed to be. Tans have we seen the Brian James in a game get his shot blocked And against it gets Portland he got a shot blocked about three or four times going towards the whole and you never saw bad. Job was NURKIC missing lashes Merkich and white sal white sides and white says been really the Guy Blocking shots. He's been in whiteside against the Celtics was ineffective but against a slower team and you know and you give I just it's GonNa be a hard road I mean. Is A must win game for the Lakers this episode of the actual. 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Twenty at mass gave Dot Com get yourself twenty percents off when you use that code just listening to this podcast and get twenty percents off your order manscaping take your grooming game to the next level popular status a set Paul says if Lebron Leaguers don't advance and they get balanced out of the first round, you can't mention the bronze naming the go conversation anymore. So women so women. Make. Sure I. Get this straight. Michael Jordan got bumped out many times in the first round. Yes. No no different is no different. This is like ninety seven Michael. You're talking not even talking about what Michael six Michael got early he was gone home every talking around Michael Went Home I run and ninety six. Women of this but we're. Your we're first of all I don't agree with Palestinians but. I'm just saying, well, you still talking about Lebron James we use this warm that. Sixteen, seventeen seventeen. Seventeen. Years and he is never got beaten in the first round. About that? I. Like people saying Paul Pierce has this thing you know with the broncos and Lebron is not on this top five lists. He's not one of the top five top five. Oh, I don't know I. I'm just trying to figure out like who the WHO Paul his top five are did anybody ever say that he did because that's what I wanNA know he did I'm going to try to remember at the top I, know it was New yet three Lakers. So I WANNA say Karim Matic Kobe Okay Mexico. Guess that's that's not bad. That's hard to borrow. The break knows dream magic hoping Russell Russell. Russell. So I mean, he has Magilla Gripe about that when. He wants to say daddy you know I don't know who number it's suffered obey we've talked about it on so. Everybody has an opinion, but I think that Paul knows that time he nj pokes. Jim Jordan and. That time is hard to break exactly which one you just deal with everybody else. Did you just hear what Paul said and you're like oh? That's ridiculous. Now I didn't say it was ridiculous who was five Year but you were surprised. That he lived with Ron. Surprise because within the WHO is five work? I think that's legitimate they. Talk can say. What Paul does and I think you're right about this Paul pokes to bear. Every every opportunity opportunity every opportunity. I would've left this one alone the holding. Game Restaurant don't touch every every opportunity that Paul has poke at the Bronx he was gone. And that's just the way Paul is so and I think Paul knows the mileage is going to get. Who You? Talk it Lebron Brian Yo appears. This hard to not put him in. There's one of those top. You know top tier players of all time but. Are you taking Kareem out taken out? Exactly. Are you taking? Are you the only one? I could take out of that list. If I was replaced in his grades I, think magic is a our put. Output Lebron there I'll put in the Brahmin in there.

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Embiid Night in Philly, D'Angelo Russell's Failed Test and The Weekend's NBA Action

Jalen and Jacoby

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Embiid Night in Philly, D'Angelo Russell's Failed Test and The Weekend's NBA Action

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It was all Philly in game three against the raptors. And Joel Embiid had himself a night the big man had thirty three points, ten rebounds and five blocks. He was rocking the baby he was blocking go I Leonard he was hitting threes. He was celebrating. He was doing everything he finished the night with a big dunk down the middle. He has Jimmy. It was a great night for Embiid member gave one when Marcus all held him to over six doesn't feel like that's happening anymore. What can the raptors due to slow him be moving forward in this series? Well, you got attacked him on the defensive end. And he's allowed to sit in the pay and really doesn't have to show out recover and make a lot of multiple efforts is going to have a lot of energy on the offense of in. And he obviously. You did. Now, the one thing that makes Joel Embiid special that you have to realize he has an elite mix of size and speed and mobility guys that big are not supposed to be able to move the way that Joel Embiid does. So you've got to make him work. You've got to test out that knee. And that's something that they didn't do. Now granted, you know, once he's at home. He turns into a different monster. This a man who loves the lights but Toronto they have to be better on the offense of into heavy shot. One thing about Joel Embiid is you can tell whether he's having a good game or back games from his body language. Like once he starts rolling, especially when he's at home as you mentioned once he starts rolling. There's nothing you can stop these plays off the crowd. He has fun out there. He's smiling. And you remember a couple of games those in the net series when he wasn't playing. Well, he starts to sort of shrink you kind of like slowdown. But when he's hot he is so hot, especially in home. That's why I think Billy will win game four. Now one thing that every says about Phillies, they have we obviously have an extremely talented starting five, but they added two of those five midseason so people have questions about their chemistry and that was a dressed after the game. Let's listen over when you know, great basketball players on the flaw easy. Just not dot com. We all within passes we play. So we source of fish. We understand now. Dissolved by moving the chemistry is overrated. What does that mean? Ryan that is Joel Embiid Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers trying to psych themselves out say, even though we do not have the comfort of knowing where each other is going to be on the floor and having each other's backs in you know, knowing what plays the run, and and when for down to or if we're up three who do we get the ball to in? Where do we had them with the basketball? That's chemistry. That's knowing what is going to happen. The philadelphia. Seventy Sixers are doing a lot of guessing they're figuring things out. You know? Hey, do we put the ball in Ben Simmons hands? No, do we give it to Jimmy Butler. No, do we give it to Joel. We have a lot of good problems which Brown has but chemistry is an issue where you wanna see we're players. Fit. How do you get the most out of them? So it's a good thing and a bad thing because these guys are still figuring each other out. And the question is will they have enough time. Do you think they win the series against the raptors? This is Tom. I know I don't think you just make this a landslide. I do agree that it is a matter of chemistry. What I mean, do you know what you're going to get out of the raptors? And Kawhi Leonard is the guy who can literally fit in any system. So there are no issues. What do I mean by that? Leonard is a lockdown defender, he can space the foreign shoot. And he breaks his any breaks you down one on one. This was a seamless transition now because of Ben Simmons because of Joel Embiid, you had to be very delicate about how you fit guys into that Philadelphia system. So even though they're incredibly talented. Brett Brown has his hands full trying to make it work. Ben Simmons doesn't shoot jumpers. Joel Embiid is best when he finishes in the pain and what he's done in the last game. Was he worked from the top of the key from the most from the three point line playing in space. Why allow? Going the distance between he and Ben Simmons. And you ended up getting the most out of Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia seventy Sixers. Well, cow Lowry has had a reputation in earned reputation of being a poor playoff performer last night did nothing to change that reputation Lowry was to for ten from the floor. He played thirty eight minutes and finished with a minus twenty eight Ryan, why has Lowery had trouble in this series? Especially in game one and game. Three jacoby. Every time that I come on his show. I'm always going to be honest. I'm going to be Frank. I cannot lie to the people. If you're in the Lowery family, you might wanna change the channel listen, Kyle Lowry is my guy, but I want you guys to notice coury is a regular guy. He's six foot two. He doesn't jump out the gym. He's freak athlete. The best attribute that Kyle Lowry has is his toughest guy should not be an NBA all star. He shouldn't be anywhere. But he's so tough. He's so dedicated he works his way in all the success that he's head shot up calories. But we're now you're looking around, and they're all these superhumans around you six eight six nine jump out the gym six six shoot the ball from deep. You know, seven foot one would at three ball a postal gaming footwork are is the regular guy in this equation. So the one thing house going to have to do he's going to have to think. Way through these scenarios, and it may be a situation if I'm Toronto if I'm coaching ignores I get the most out of my team where I believe playing through Marcus all why do I say that one thing I remember about playing with Mark is he's essentially a point forward point center. Whatever you want to say in Marcus all is going to make the right play every time down the floor. So I think you have to take that load off of Kyle Lowry and now's the whole point of bringing in a Leonard. But now in these moments you have to have it from somewhere. And I think Kyle Lowry is better as your fourth or fifth option in these scenarios. He's still a good NBA player, but he's going against superhumans and Philadelphia right now, it's a good point. Not I like how I do slander calorie quite often of this program because I had this one question. What is Kyle Lowry elite at like, what is he one of the top ten players in the league. He's a pretty good shooter. He's a he's a good passer. I think it's biz assist. Have gone up this season because he had other options the essential Siaka in of Gonzales helped him, but he's really a fourth option kind of point guard. And there's something about the place where he just doesn't show up, and it hurts his team now Leonard has solidified himself in these playoffs as a top player in the league on both ends his excellent, and he has been dominant all throughout these playoffs. However, you cannot do it alone. And Carl himself addressed the elephant in the room with the seventy Sixers when he said this, quote, we've got to help him. I was literally saying it during the game. We have to help him him being quiet. He's doing everything he can possibly do offensively and defensively to bleep in win games. And myself, I'm not helping him enough. I'm not putting it on nobody else. But me now, I love you count ability from calorie there, but this is important because only PASCAL Siaka has really performed well in these playoffs and Kyle Lowry. Sorry, quite Leonard is a free agent at the end of this year. And if. He's looking around saying I'm scoring forty five. But I need more help. How do you think the raptors can keep coli Leonard if he's not getting help through this series and in the playoffs? Lynn is going to be a clipper. There's no fans in buts about we're not gonna we're not going to sugarcoat. We're not going to. I guess we're going to break the news in the middle of the. I mean, it just isn't that? It's not gonna work. It's not gonna work and on what you're a former clipper you around the organization. A see you at clipper games. Are you hearing things? Listen, listen. I'm just Ryan highlands amusing. My deductive reasoning and cutting to to gather come home man, come on. And when thing we knew is that the play offs. We're going to be life and death as far as where Kawai Leonard lands, very indicative. If you look at the Los Angeles, Clippers we see we see arguably one of the greatest seasons we've seen out of a franchise in some time. Would you argue that point one of the greatest seasons? And if you look at Toronto. Choas might be better at the crib. Yo. Oh. Listen, I completely agree with you. I would think I would guess the quiet. Leonard would be a clipper. However this series is over. Let's not let's have recency bias. It's only they're only down to one of the series of engines going to go back to Toronto Toronto can win this series. It can even win the east if the Rapids go to the NBA finals, do you still think the Kalinin would leave Toronto four, Los Angeles. That's about enough because when you when you get smashed by the warriors, you're you're going to be looking around wondering going mail, and you know, what am I doing here? You know, you can make it all the way to the championship game. And nobody remembers the second place team. You know, it's it's a very disappointing experience in the words of Ricky, Bobby. If you're not first you're last I love that movie so much so not only has Kyle Lowry been playing poorly in this series, not helping letter. Let's just take a look at some of the bench production from Toronto member. Toronto is so deep that's they they made their hey from their death. But look at this. Now, this is the raptures bench production only ten points. Per game shooting twenty four percent in this in the in the last three games eighteen percent from three what has happened to the strength of this team. That was once the depth. There's something called the NBA playoffs. Would. I mean by that in all eighty two games. You need a bench. You need an entire roster that can come in play quality, solid minutes to get you through. But the nice thing about the play offs. You have rest. There's no reason for you know, somebody to take some load management in the playoffs or take time. All so your stars coming to play. I can play you forty eight minutes. I can play you extended time why we have rest there are no back to back playoff game. So now, you're binch does not have the same value because guess what they're playing against starters all game long. And you talk about a top seven Philadelphia. Arguably has the best seven in basketball best eight as far as eight talent perspective comes into play. I think the Golden State Warriors probably have the most talented eight, but you make a really good point the the Sixers definitely have the best sort of like top eight in the. East? Maybe the Celtics could make a case for it. Now there was one play with the frustrate Kyle Lowry that wanted to show you, and I have a very pointed question for you after we watch this. Let's take a look at what happened between Simmons and Larry under the basket to buy shoots. Now Simmons see students getting boxed out there. Okay. And then see that a little elbow to the groin from Simmons. He was not called for fowl. I believe that the league will review this and give him a flagrant one at least. But my question for you, very quickly. Ryan holland's. Why are there so many groin shots in the NBA? It seems like this happens way, more than any other sport. Well, it's war. And it's probably the most disrespectful thing you can do to a guy it's an instant drop. And I think back to my little scuffle with Charlie Villanueva, which I am far removed from an he is but Charleville away the first thing he did his try to come and give your boy sat. I gladly I blocked it. But I don't know. I just think it's the ultimate sign of disrespect is Kyle took. Took him and wrote him out of bounds. Because Kyle is listen Towery has top-five toughness, an NBA, he's tough. He's tough. So I learned something about you this morning have to share. I asked you if you watch game of thrones. And what was your answer? I just started. What episode are you on three episode three loonies tell you something? I am so jealous of you right now. I am so jealous. The you get you have it all in front of you right now, you have like eighty hours of just bliss just waiting for you, eighty hours of pure, riveting, shocking, intriguing entangling entertainment in front of you. I'm so jealous of this experience that you're having how do you feel about the first episodes I'm excited, and I met when I started it was very slow. He'll base who is this. What are the what are they doing? And by the second time. I saw on a film. Somebody was getting taken advantage of somebody was being murdered being thrown out of wind. I was out of control. I think the second time you say, oh, whoa. There's more of that to come Mr. Holland's more of that. It comes you want me to tell you what happens for the rest of the series. No, no, no, don't do that do that. So new there was a lot. There's a lot of controversy amongst the staff this morning. The producers are very upset with me because I did not put in the television portion of the show. The fact that they are re-releasing Jordan fours this weekend. So I I wanna take you behind the curtain and ask you do. You think the release of Jordan fours belongs in the television show? I think it does why this is hold on. Hold on. Hold on for one for one. This show is for the culture. Yes. It's not just basketball not football baseball. The Jalen engine. Kobe show is culture, and I can't think of much more culture than Jordan fours. I mean, Joe Jacobi for goodness sake. You're wearing a pink sweater. And you don't think that Jordan force be long? About it. It's not it doesn't lead to a discussion. I've been doing this for a long time. And you want topics that leads to interesting discussions the fact that the join forces are coming out. It's just a fact it's like an announcement. It's like a commercial. There's nothing to discuss about them. Maybe we, however I'm going to work on right now, what are your favorite air Jordans on the plant and leathers. I it's it's a give. And maybe you the eleven maybe you compare Michael Jordan shoes or something else. Maybe you ask. How long are they going to be relevant? I mean, there's I like that question. I mean, come on, man. Do you what what year are you born in where you don't care about Jordan's like if you're born in two thousand do care about George if you're nineteen right now, my understanding is that these new kids would rather wear sneakers, you know, some vans some converse. Just the kind of their kind of over the Jordan phase where I grew up in a phase where you're Jordan's where your outfit, and you wanna white t. Some stone jeans a Figaro chain Jay's zone. Woodside what size was the white t five XL five x tall. Two stories that one summer, whereas whoever had the biggest white g was the coolest kid on the block. And it's just like just white t's down to your knees was just like really really hot New York summer in like ninety two thousand two. And then like, I don't know if you've ever had a time porter to way, and what you would do is. You'd have your time your. Yeah. Of course. Oh, you how can yes. Import your white -til where the time port is. So people could see your tab that you heard one. Yes. Remember, that's a two way pager for some some of our younger listeners. It's a two way pager we had to pay to younger listeners. Don't even know what a pagers. It's really what message right. It's kind of like, it's experts all numbers. Could read like one four three one two three thousand Twitter as you said the three you could. Could girl you get that in its view. I remember going to the store and buying size forty six genes like forty six waist jeans. Just because I wanted the biggest jeans possible, I'm waiting. I'm ready for that to come back. I really am going to happen at some point in time. I mean, it may come back. I mean things go on trends. But you know, I I'm okay with the like, hey, like, my clothes fit me. Fit. I'm not a too skinny. I'm not into big type of guy. Hey, like there for me facts. Yeah. I I think I think if you go the classic for you'll never be wrong. I didn't get with the skinny jeans thing. I saw that happening. And I was like listen. I know this looks cool. I think it looks cool. But I can't do this. 'cause y'all can y'all not going to be happy that you did this five years from now. So you'll I can't believe ahead skinny jeans, so your comfort fit guy. Yes. And also what's happening now is everyone's got their ankles out. Now, it's like you got your shoes and you've got two inches of sock. And then you're and then your pants are there. It's like the high water thing is hot. Now. I'm not jumping on that trend. That's just a trend. That is going to go away. I'm positive that Amy. Well, you're you're tall guy. So I'm sure you've rock some high waters in your day. No, I have closed a bit me. That's what I do. You know? So here's something I wanted to talk to you about that. Also didn't make the television show Joe lake of came out. You know, Joe lake of he's a lawyers. You are the most passive aggressive dude of on time. You know, you keep talking about because it didn't make the television show. You know what you're doing right now? What exactly what you're doing? You're trolling your staff. I'm not sure the staff now now, no love staff. The staff often. Let's be honest. I am passive aggressive fact troll this f- often that those are both back. But however right now, I am not joining the staff we right now. But those are two things that I do daily daily because it didn't make these dudes just want me talk about Jordan force. Guess what? The Jordan fours are out. 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Russell had a break out season. He's a free agent this summer. He's about to get paid. Everything is going great for the ngelo Russell until he went to LaGuardia. It's going to take a flight to Kentucky. And you know, the authorities were like, Mr. Mr. Russell commute police are they found marijuana inside a secret compartment in Arizona ice tea. Can you know, the zone is t- cans, those big tall, boys? I've just one simple question for you. What is the Angelo Russell doing? He's showing his youth. One thing. That's really frustrating. Is we were almost over the Nick young. We were almost over the the locker room folly, and he did you know that this Nixon instead just get stitches we were almost over it. And no it was looking great Jacoby. He was looking at mazing in this. And this the frustrating the frustration here is that it's an extremely immature move very immature is he beyond it is. He the only guy doing this stuff is the only one. No, but he was putting himself into mazing place. And you felt like the ngelo Russell had really turned the corner. And I'm not saying that he hadn't. But this is just stupid, man. I mean, what why would you ever ever ever ever go to a store in buying Arizona can put marijuana in one of those secret fake ones? And then put it let's take a look at de ngelo. We have him there. Zona can there? He's just packing up his luggage. He's got the Zona can. So here's a couple of things. I want to say to the Angelo number one. If that is a carry on bag you're not allowed to have beverages in a carry on. So now, you're putting something illegal in something illegal. It's like, oh, I'm hiding my illegal drugs inside of Silvio not allowed to board the flight in any way to if it was checked bag, which I hope it was because if it wasn't check back. This is even more dumb. If it was a checked bag, right? It wasn't a check back breaking news here. Okay. If it was a check bag they're going to x Ray. And they're going to see it. It's not like Arizona, can like fools. The x Ray machine. This is just so silly. Also, I've only been to Kentucky. Wants. So I can't say this as a fact, but I'm pretty sure they have marijuana in the state of Kentucky. I'm sure it's not that hard to find. This is just indicative of just this is just dumb like it's one thing. If you forgot it, and you had it in your pants or something. And you forgot the oh, man. I didn't know that. I had it in those pants pockets put to try to sneak it on in an era, Zona Kane. It's just absolutely ridiculous. I don't think this is gonna hurt us free agency. But as you mentioned earlier like the Nick young thing did kind of follow him in his reputation. This will also follow him everywhere. He goes they're going to buy him Erazo certain people who just shouldn't do bad stuff because they get caught. We'll de ngelo. Russell you get cut. Don't do anything, bro. You're away with anything. Just don't just be cool. If your free agents have summer just missed out would be low key to stay low key de ngelo. We're ruined for you. This is interesting. Whoa, jr. Our colleague is reporting that LeBron's favorite choice for the next head coach of the Lakers is Tyler over Monty Williams. To seem to be the two front runners for the job. If I were the Lakers. I would just ask the Brown. One simple question who do you want to be the head coach? And whoever that person was I would hire them as the head coach. Do you think that's the right approach for the Lakers? It's absolutely the right approach because right now if I look at tight Lou it's clearly LeBron pick. I mean, I didn't need to repeat that shadow woes though. If I look at Monte, this is Anthony Davis pig why he had a lot of success in building. Anthony Davis up in New Orleans. They have a good solid relationship. And he knows how to get the most of Anthony Davis in that could be the potential star for the Lakers moving forward. But right now, you can't look forward. If you're the Lakers, you have to look at the right now, you have arguably the greatest player of all time in LeBron James is he's a little older. Yes, things are exactly the same as we remember LeBron, but it can still play at a very very high level in. And the one thing about coach Tyron Lou a coach in which I played for for two different organizations. Oh, it's right. Is he has a way of getting the most out of you. What do you mean? What I mean? He's always going to be honest to a fault. Whether it was Kevin Garnett. Whether it was Blake Griffin. Chris Paul if they made a mistake or they didn't bring a hundred and ten percent effort tie. Lou is gonna call you out. And he's going to be honest. There was a game where actually playing in the Eastern Conference finals, and we're playing against LeBron. Ironically, I remember Paul was kind of having a tough time. And you know, the one thing we asked there's a lot of Paul Pierce to score the ball, and defend and tie. Lou reminded Paul Pierce that no you can go out and guard. Lebron James, and you can go out and score thirty or score forty points in going get us a big win. Now. Ultimately, we lose the series, but Thai Lou will challenge his stars. He will hold guys accountable and obviously ever. Looked a whole lot easier than it was when the Lakers hadn't abroad Sumi had LeBron this last season. What I mean by that title, put LeBron in places where you got everything out of the Brown because the offense isn't just give the Brown the ball and let them go. She can be very successful that if you want the Brown for eighty two games you wanna play off you have to find ways to manage his minutes yet to find ways to be officiant with his minutes and play at a very high productive pace. The simple fact is the Lakers are going to go as far as LeBron James takes them. So just give him the head coach he wants. It's just that simple moving on Cinco de Maya this weekend. So we have a Cannella Alvarez fight canal. Oh, the most popular Mexican fighter will take on Daniel Jacobs. Now, what is interesting about the lead up to this fight is how the two have been very cordial. It's not very typical to see this. Let's take a look at some of the things that they've said about each other as they go into this fight canal Alvarez said this about Daniel Jacobs. He's one of those complicated fighters he has one of the most complete styles, and boxing, and here's Jacobson Alvarez. He is definitely in my opinion. One of the best. If not the best in the division and all of boxing, Ryan, doesn't make you less interested in the fight. If the fighters don't seem to kind of like each other and respect each other. I'm completely uninterested. The one thing about fighting as much as it's technical and all this from a fan's perspective. I want to know that these guys are really fighting even though there's there's everything going on. But I want to. Feel like it's a real fight is boxing biting come on. There's a prime Ol-. I don't wanna see two buddies to to respectful people in the ring that said, I'd probably will still watch the fight. Anyway. I'm very excited to preview all of the action in the NBA this weekend and we start with the premier series in the second round of the playoffs. The rockets and the warriors and we have an update on James Harden's. I James said that his vision has improved although it is still blurry. And we have an updated picture of him ill. Look still looks pretty rough. He played well in the game after he hurt his I look at that. It just looks tough. But my question for you is how much do you think? His I will hinder his performance in game three none. He was still able to play. And I have been swiped in pretty bad. Not to the degree that harden and was hit. But the one thing is this it's incredibly irritating. Even when you close your eyes. Even you you put a Kolpak over it. It's your tasting. It's a frustrating filling that literally does not go away. Even when you try to go to sleep his eyes are still burning. So I mean. Sat out James harden for toughness, man, but I mean, goodness mon- gave him the business. And I do believe Draymond did that on purpose nor what he was doing. Really? I don't really absolutely. But I dream on. I don't think he did. No, no. I don't think it was trying to hurt him like that. I think he was trying to hit them. But I don't think he was trying to hurt him. I don't think he was trying to hit them. But we disagree. Why Ryan a lot of people disagree with me on this one? I think this is still a series. I know that it's to down. But I think the rockets not going to say they're going to win the series. But I think the rockets win game three they might even win game for I think we're looking at six or seven game series. Do you think that's the case? I don't I don't know what I'm saying. Chris Paul the one thing that Chris Paul was really good at last year was breaking down his man individually off the ballot in scoring at a high clip. He doesn't look like he's quite moving. The same now Greenwich still got his intelligence. He's still cannot down shots, but he doesn't have the same dominance to where you can trust them and say, hard and. Hey, man, you go get a shot. Give me some looks. Now. James harden? I do believe that Mike dad Tony is gonna put him in different situations. You're gonna see James harden getting some movement onto the basketball, maybe a little pick and roll action. Maybe he'll set a screen. You know? So I I believe he's going to be moved around the court, and then intriguing enough the tough part. They're really tough part is not just the rockets what they have going on. It's the Golden State Warriors. See what people fail to realize is the Los Angeles Clippers push the warriors. The warriors had to go to another level in the first round against an eight seed that they didn't expect to play at now's a championship type level basketball from the clippers and Utah. Unfortunately, did absolutely zero for the rockets they didn't have to play as hard as they needed to. In fact, there's a complete lack of respect for Utah. They just don't have the personnel. They don't have enough ROY so nails or spider. Mitchell's to go out and compete against the against the rocket. So now, you gotta team firing all cylinders and they've realized hey, Kevin Durant. You trust the system plan it, and you're absolutely unguarded -able because we can't help off of you. And when you help the dice you apart. So the next series is very intriguing the Celtics, and the bucks the Celtics blue mountain game one the bucks blew out the Celtics in game two. However, I believe that this is the Celtics series the bucks just shot. So well from three in game two and carry played so poorly in game two. I don't think that will be replicated. I have the Celtics winning not just this game. But the series. What do you think well for one where were you months ago when I was screaming this from the mountaintops that you know, the bucks were going home in game two neither here nor there Jacoby. But what you have to understand. Chris Middleton was excellent the offense. Everything is going to have to run through his shoulders Jaanus is going to have to be second fiddle. But I love the way he's attacking he. Not that good in the playoffs yet until he gets a jump shot. But Chris Middleton presents the biggest headache, and there's going to be a lot of attention sitting his way from the Celtics. I think so as well. And finally, we have the blazers and the nuggets the blazers bounced back in game two to not up this series. Nikola Yokich said it was a weird game. It was a weird game in game two. Usually these teams score a lot of points. They didn't score that much. What do you think will happen in game? Three in Portland. I'm taking Portland here. Why Dame Lillard in game two actually accepted the defense that the nuggets were throwing at him. What do I mean? They were running him off the three point line forcing him, the Dr Damian Lillard did was getting the paint and make plays in kick and score in play real basketball. So shadow Damian Lillard for just into what was thrown at him. And they absolutely really pick the nuggets apart. And you gotta understand what is so tough for coach, Mike milona. He keeps Preakness preaching. This is the inconsistencies from. His team. He doesn't know who's going to show up. He's trying to put guys in situations where they can be successful and get the most out of them. But I do not believe it's going to be enough. What Portland has on their side. It's not the death. But it's the experience. Ryan, Hans is always a pleasure to have you on the show. Thank you so much for coming on the forward to having you on shortly. In the studio, Mr. three thousand CC savannah in the building. Welcome back to the program. Man, you thank you. You know, we're going to start with the three thousand three thousand strikeouts in major league baseball. Could you ever imagine member? Man. It's weird. This is such a weird thing. Like, I remember played for stats into like have that one be right there. Three thousand strikeouts is such a rare thing, you know, third lefty third black black man, you know, Jacobson Bob, Bob. Bob gates. And so it's a good list of be on. I'm I'm definitely blessing to gain the love and the fans and teammates hug your family in that moment when it was it was cool to have them down there. Just to have like the the stadium was loud. And to be an Arizona. You're not in know how how but it was. It was great. And you know, those fans, you know, gave me a standing ovation of you know, my family came out team much grade. So it was good. I'm glad it's. With around the, you know, you're thirty five away the wounded you start thinking that it was a possibility you know, what like two and a half years ago. Harold reynolds. Sent me a text and was like, hey, if you get the three thousand strikeouts. You might have a chance at the hall of fame, and I'm like an sent me how many I had and I had like twenty one hundred. I'm like, I don't strike your. Cutter any sex. Like, why did you send me that? So like, it was on my radar for like a couple of years, and yeah, but I I it's hard though, you know, to try to go out and think about strikeouts. Of course, you know, at this as for me, I just wanna go out and try to pitch well and get out. So it's just one of those things where it just worked out, and I was able to get close and last year and it will fourteen but then had the heart scare landing is you like? Fourteen his. Family imagine gotten a flame say the hotel didn't get the three thousand one the whole trip though. Like, they have been on the hotel went to it was kind of fun. Of course, I was kind of like hoping that I would just like we won the recipe. Follow me around. But mommy, my whole family can follow me around the whole time. They were in Anaheim. They came to San Fran and they came to Arizona. So if I wouldn't have got it there. Not it was it was fun. And so in the sportsmen, Greg you mentioned it, and I'm asking do you think you have a hall of fame career? I don't know. I mean, that's kind of everybody else debate kind of out of my control. So I gotta say that say be honest. You want of course. Yeah. To say, you know, who doesn't want that recognition? And you know, I see my friends going in. Now, I know g is going to be in those going to be in. And and I just saw like, you know, last couple years I've been seeing with the hall of fame is it seemed like a big get together. Like a party. I'm get together. There's a say I'm saying what you deserve to be in the hall of fame. And I predict that you will be in the hall of fame, and you will be at that party. And you will have to write a strongly worded Email if you don't get it in for all my man, I'll get you in there. So next I want to talk to you about this performance. Glad you on the show today. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets beat the reds one to nothing, but his performance not only a complete game shutout. Right. He was just dominant on the mouth some days. You know, he's had a little bit of a slow start. He had a home run in the game. He provided the entire offense and defense for the Mets a single handed performance. Here's the home run. What did you think about this? Ooh. Oh, yeah. I'm up way back. Uh-huh. Oh, just do it, man. Like like, nobody's need to show up to the park today. Just me and the catch. Yes, too. So he had that was an opposite field home running. When you've taken a few trips around the basis. Like that say Lou home, you're looking comfortable. Oh, yes. That's how long you've been in the league. Because these are fairly sneaking around the foul. So that's incredible, man. That's that's fun time. You get a chance to hit. You know, you want to try to help the team out but to provide offense and then Brown threw a shutout. I mean, that's that's a great propose the press. And that was a great performance from Senegal. But like this season, I know it's early in the season. But some of the biggest names in pitching some of the Acis have been gotten off to a little slow start this year. Let's just take a look at some of the numbers when you see here you got Chris sale Owen five. Sherzer kluber Snell Carascalao and syndergaards Z right there even with the shutout still has that five year. Oh, what's at the bottom there? Oh, nazis. Nah. He's he's still getting to six. But why this is the case? This is coincidence coincidence. I mean, it's a little guys ER as up a load at high. It's early you know, guys can write the ship. I mean, you know, I think sales just coming off such a long season last year. Remember pitching that deep into the season. It's rough coming off that that World Series year. So I'm not going to be a little tough. What he's like always rough coming up that World Series. But I think you know, these guys are so good that they have so much time to to kind of get the thing. Right. And and it's so early that they'll be fine. So someone else's started very hot is Cody Bellinger, cody's hitting four twenty five fourteen home runs thirty eight RBI just early on the season. What do you think about this young man's performance? So far, he's gonna credible him. And the fact that we talked about opposite Ville home runs. He's been hitting the ball all over the Mark righties lefties, you know. So the fact that he's hitting left you so good. Do you stand on the ball? So I think he's you know, he's providing a lot of their offense. He's going to have to do it all year for them. I think in if he can do this. I think they'll be they'll be right back where they want to be at the end of the year. Mr. three thousand is here. You also have a podcast, whatever savings or three thousand. I think Bernie MAC medium. Strikeout. So you have a podcast as well. See to my man, Ryan Ruko or it's a little bit about it. It's a it's great, man. We've been doing it for the last three years me and route men two thousand nine when he wait for the guesswork. And you know, we have a great relationship. He's he's a great duty. You know, he doesn't just different sports. He does box does own. He does ESPN basketball WNBA. So you know, he's knows a lot of sports. We have a lot in common with Star Wars and everything. So you can check that out and you have a celebrity softball game. Coming up on may sixteenth. I saw today. Jamie FOX is coming through. This talent towns about the game the second annual game. You know, I'm so happy that the Yankees in the Steinbrenner family leading this using a Yankee Stadium again, you know, we got Michael Strahan coming out got mall. Teammates, Carlos BELTRAN, Andrew Jones. You know, we got Joe action. Bronson Jamie, Fahd's dashi Polanco should be a lot of fun. That's a lot of fun Manson. So tell me about the game itself is a competitive. Oh, yeah. It's competitive. You know, it was crazy. I did three basketball games at Barklays did a celebrity basketball game against Robin known. I lost every time. So now I have to have a good team. So last year. John Carlos you make the teams by yourself. Teams like you've never. Keep it even to get away. Okay. Lose yourself coming up to about celebrity games. Like keep losing its come on. I can't believe you sat by yourself. No, I don't I don't play. I can't play them. Maybe next year. But I have no play last year. He and I lose go play hard. So put him on my team triple right away. Who to put on my team? That's a lot of fun. I always always loves Badejo. He's one of my favorites. Pitcher to what legendary vary in LeBron's. So wait, wait, wait. Wait, wait, legendary Barry Bronx, softball dairy softball pigeon. And if you got everybody come onto the game where you guys listen to my podcast. He tells stories about him being up up pitcher, you know, being for the bust. I love softball. So he's not he's got a lot of fun. That's excited. He fatty more change. Change. That's right. So you're Yankees have dealt with so many injuries. I can't I can't think of another baseball team has had so many injuries. So early in the season yet, you still managed to be successful. How is that? I just think it's just a testament of the organization is just coming up, you know, the geo or shallow is the mytalk man, you know, guys are coming in and fill out. I mean DJ LeMay who's been you know, the MVP so far force this year plan all around the field. You know, so guys just coming up. And it's just next man. Not nobody's gonna feel sorry for us. Somebody's gonna hang their head. You know, you just gotta go out, and he planned Hari plays so many games throughout the year that that you know, you can't you can't quit. You know? And you know, these guys have no quit. We've been putting great app. Ask you guys been pitching. Well, bullpen plan. Good defensemen, immaculate. So man, I'm really proud of you know, with what we've been accomplished so far this season with so many injuries. So what's it like with someone comes up when you get the new face in the law in the clubhouse because this happened a lot for you guys. You're so how do you how? Your veteran your leader in the clubhouse. How do you incorporate them into the team you just try to come up and just say Hello just be nice and just try to make him feel welcome. I think the the quicker if you guys can get comfortable in the locker room to better perform out on the field. So if you get you know, start ragging on them and get into the locker room just making us a one of the guys big on immediately feel comfortable on and go out and play. Well, I would be shook because it's it's one thing it's Yankee Stadium. And it's that uniform. It's not even Yankees is just the big leagues period because you you play your whole life, and you work so hard you go through the minor leagues. Miley such a grind that you worked so hard to get to this point that you don't want to screw it up. And you all you know, somebody's right behind you waiting to take your spot. Or if you come up some cut somebody injured that guys coming back. So you know, it's a lot of pressure. So you just want to have the guy for the is comfortable as possible, and you know, go out and be able to perform it, and you know, how between so how do you feel you guys are playing right now we played good you. I mean like we just talked about all the injuries. There's nothing you can. Really do about it. But you've got to go out and keep playing hard. You know? I know we play Minnesota tonight. They're tough team playing really good vote. He's gotta go out and leave it out there and see what happens. So I'm lazy. I don't like to work very hard. If I was a starting pitcher Don knew I wasn't pitching that night. Like, what do you do? Do you show all waiting for the uniform mummy workout actually being lazy works right into being? We all. Day week. Maybe four swim for my cardio and just hang up. Timeout pool. We gotta swim ex there. You got one of those little like jails treadmill things. You're swimming. Or you got some swimming shorts and your long exactly how long have you for two minutes. Now, I feel like a twenty minute workout in the pool. Okay. Okay. Donald J keep it off. It means. Okay. Like go crazy with the cardio. Have you have you kept your body shape? 'cause you trim down a lot just doing a lot of that lip Toco, swimming boxing. No, I'm just doing things that to try to keep you know, the stress off my neighbors still I do a lot of Roman sheen. Versa. Climber. Does a lot of different things to try to help you get my cardio, but try to keep the stress off my knee. So you talked about the clubhouse and integrating new players. And there's some news about the Red Sox. The Red Sox have been pretty disappointing this year and it's early in the season but coming off a World Series victory. You would expect them to struggle like this and win thing when struggled things start to come out. And one thing that's come out that the players were playing too much fortnight in the club straight up. This thing. This is like a real news story in Boston Mueller. Crazy about the Red Sox. They're saying it's counterproductive to putting their best foot forward. When on the field. Whatever your night a problem whenever you not winning. Everything's approach. You know, what I'm saying if they're winning games? Everybody will more for. Exactly. Us together as a team the fortnight existed. They're not winning games, you know, so everything because the problem and Bessie some that that, you know, it's tough being one of those big media markets where you know, the media do see you do different things. And that becomes a problem if you're not winning, so no, it's not you know, it is what it is. They're not losing because a fortnight there. Yeah. Exactly. Baseball team is winning your warriors. Every knows you on the California you had season tickets to the warriors warrior fan. They're pretty good. So far, do I'm I'm still a little nervous about them going to use your Chevy, right? You should be. I don't think the series is over. Gonna win. What's gonna blow different? When rockets are at home for sure I mean, I don't want to talk about the rest. We talked about the rest of them much after game. One is gonna happen. You think so sure not this is was a one possession game in game at three point game James had a shot to tie the game. And then engage to it was close C P three head that wide open practice three that could've brought it within three like the warriors have won both games. But they haven't been rolling over the rockets like they did some other teams as you know, they haven't. But, but but they haven't been rolling over a lot of people period this year. So I mean, it's like I said we'll I came earlier. This is the team that I can see getting beat. But I mean MBNA to mean, it's exciting. So we'll just have to wait and see what happens them going to Houston and see how everything plays out. So you know, you when you're a kid you're Laker fan. And we have some Laker news Laker related. Monty Williams signed a five-year deal to be the head coach of the sons. What does that have to do with the Lakers that means he's not gonna be the head coach of the Lakers, which I think leads to tie Lou coaching Lakers. Not saying it's going to happen. But if it does happen when you had with that. I think I think I think LeBron be happy with a Laker fans should be happy with that, you know, whatever's going, please, the Brian these last couple of years he's that he's healthy enough to go out and hold to try to take your franchise a championship you need to do it. Here's how he's if I'm in the front of the Lakers. I'm calling the saying who do you want coach who maverick van everybody? But he's next whatever how many hours here. We need this whole thing. Oh, we're going to hire. This other guy that LeBron? I might not like if you're in the Laker business. You're in the LeBron business, right? Where you want and he's got three more years on his deal. I think Tyler will be the head coach Lakers. And I think that makes a lot of sense. I wanna remind everybody may sixteenth Yankee Stadium is open to the public. There's. There's over twenty bucks. Yeah. Pitching dot org. O pigeon dot org to get some big names there. What's what's the benefit pitching foundation men, amber start in two thousand eight you know, we try to help kids in the inner city through sports education. We do backpack giveaways Phil renovations on both coasts. And a lot of these things that we do the money goes directly to to our our foundation. That's real dope. Man. Appreciate it. Appreciate you. You have vet in the game three thousand strikeouts. Man. That's that's crazy. Jeeter text me. He said, you know, what three thousand means you own. Right. He's right. Just really quickly on the sons. You know, they've got a young team young nucleus. They've got you know, when you look at their roster. Like, ooh, like, there's there's some there in Monty Williams to sign up for five years. You think that will help them? I don't know, man. I don't want to go there. You know? Like, I I want him to go somewhere where to fans it. Demand him to get better the organism, you know. What I mean like the city's going hold him accountable to getting better. I think he goes to Phoenix. This is kind of like he's gonna get lost. I mean, they have a great roster. I think money we have to be good for them. But I don't want on there. You know, where it's going, right? I hope so you know, what he's going to hold his here. He's going to be here. It's going to be here. You know, what be mass square guard. They're gonna fix it or something like the envelope Davies coming Katie and Conrail, you're coming back China. Pat, round marriages, a really bang bang. Hope Zion comes here, man. All I need it. I think the city needs it needs it. So we set it like when the Brian went to Cleveland that they had that I pick. You know what I mean? So we had a debate amongst the staff about the Jordan is coming out this weekend. Okay. They're they're like you need to put it in the show you need to put in the show. And I was like, you know, what like it's all it's just like an announcement. Like this under really talk about you have your own podcast. You are now a media member and producer. Would you put the Jordan force in the show? It's a hot debate around the Jalen Jacoby staff. You're Jordan Atletico. Usually it was. On may sixteenth is the celebrity game. She's about the congratulations on the accomplishment. If you don't get into the hall of fame. I I will read it very long Email, a very long Email it making case for you. Thank you for your that. All right. Thanks so much. We'll be back on Monday. Was that care? We're not. I love speaking of hobbies. Let's talk about LeBron James all care about my nipples.

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Full Show (Joel Embiid, Warriors/Rockets, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Lakers rock bottom?)

"Welcome to the undisputed podcast. I'm your host. Johnny taft. This podcast is the full show. From today's episode of undisputed from start to finish. They've got a busy slate. So skip Shannon. Let's get to it. Welcome to undisputed. We are live from Los Angeles. I'm Johnny jabbed was skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe. It's friday. Good morning. How are you? Are you Mr. sharp? I would like to be greedy burst boarding this to shot. Good morning Taff. Why are we being so our okay? Good morning, Mr. sharp. Thank you today. Good hard you. Hey tomorrow is savannah, states commencement. They're going to be one hundred and fifty young men and women going to receive their degrees. And I want to take this moment to say, congratulations as you finish one chapter of your life and start to embark upon a new one just remember, savannah states famous motto you can get to anywhere from here. You have been quick with the tools to become successful in any chosen profession you choose again. Congratulations for once state alone to another. Oh, wow. Well, maybe we do big down there. You can get to the mountain top of undisputed from savannah state, everyday hobby down do they? Wow. Yes, they do. I hope they believe that. To get you on today's show. We'll the warriors win without. Kevin durant? Jason Kidd be the next Lakers. Coach new day another option we are going to start in Philly. The Sixers we're on the brink of elimination last night, but they stepped up big time against the raptors Philly got huge contributions from all three of their stars. Jimmy Butler had a team high twenty five points and drill and bead. Ben Simmons bounced back after struggling in the series and bead at seventeen and twelve Simmons added twenty one points game seven we'll be Sunday back in Toronto, Shannon. Who you got who wins game seven? I'm gonna take Toronto. Skip. I believe this is the reason why you fight so hard in order to get home court throughout the playoffs. Because if it were to go a game seven you must feel comfortable having that game in your building teams normally play better role players play better. And you have the crowd behind you to give you a little boost. But they need to get up to start. You don't wanna have that doubt creep in there? Trying to raise demons of the past get we know what happened last year, they're the number one seat and got swept we know what happened here before they were number two seed and gas web. So the playoffs have not gone very well for the raptors over the last couple of years, they change different coach got a wide. Now, Danny green. They traded for us. All they don't want the same thing to happen again differ roster. Same raptors. So, but I do believe that they will win game seven because I don't know can I can you tell me Ben's going. Give me another twenty one point game. Jimmy Butler has been their best player throughout the series with the exception of the first game. I believe game. Three. Would you say? Joel embiid. Okay. What about game too? When he went thirty when Jimmy Butler with thirty three and teen and then game four and five. He's been consistent route. We know Joel Embiid is the. Best player but in this series Jimmy has played the best. So I just can't put a whole lot. And like, you said get this kind of performance from Joel Embiid. He looked a lot more active last night. Didn't have great. You know, great numbers. What seventeen eighteen seventeen and twelve but a plus forty I don't know if I've ever seen that before have you ever seen a plus forty? I don't remember. It's a little bit of an anomaly, not sure really says much but go plus forty they were plus forty on the core mine of twenty nine when he was off the court. This game wasn't as close at the final score would indicate skip. So. Watching this game last night. Philly front run a little bit a couple of shots go in and they started going bonkers. And Steve was telling me listen to the sound. They had a big lead Toronto cuts into it. And all of a sudden fans are booing. Yeah. I believe it will be a different situation this time around. I believe Toronto wick wa and they have a lot of guys have game seven experiencing. I think that's gonna come in. You know that game seven that can y you know, an NBA finals Danny Green's been game seven of power, Saul has been Marcus all games. So I like Toronto to win that game game seven going to face the Milwaukee Bucks. So I picked the Sixers going into the series, excuse me throat. I will use that if you'll get this from savannah, stay after about half some of that. But you'll be real smart. Skip you, buddy. I've actually got hairspray my mouth. I hope it's not my fault. A little bit machines belt. It was. Thank you. I picked the Sixers going in. I'm sticking with the Sixers in game seven. Because I'm gonna say this one more time, I do not trust number two. Biggest situations. If this game is close into the fourth quarter as I think it will be number two will fade. We saw him fade late in game three and we saw him fade in different ways in game four even though in game four he did hit a big shot at the end over the Walking Dead. That was Joel Embiid after he got that switch to me, the raptors at heart are still the raptors the new demar derozen is number two now has stopped. Its hey, the north and we'll see how he responds under huge home game seven pressure in his new digs. He wanted out where he was often a complimentary star instead owner jaded, he under underappreciated any. Okay. Well, we'll see how that goes. And I'm sticking with the Sixers because I think we saw again last night there just the better team. They are definitely the mentally tougher team. When. When they wanna be when they need to be when they come out with fire in their eyes and in their stomachs and last night. They did they got pushed back to all. And I think they'll still be backs to wall when they go back to Toronto for game seven where they did win game too. So it's not like this has been strictly home in home. And last night to me was a tour to force of just how dominating this team can be win. It feels like why did it feel like it? I guess just because it got humiliated. It got shamed. It got heavily criticised over the last forty eight hours, and it said, okay, watch this. And when this team says watch this this team is good enough to beat the bucks in the next round against got to win game seven. It is it's good enough to beat the bucks because it has that much star power and firepower at the top. So what did we see last night, obviously as you point out? Jimmy Butler is just a cold blooded killer. Jimmy Butler will will his team to crucial wins because he demands of his teammates that they raise their games to his level. And he did it again last night with nineteen points in the first half that set the tone. He wasn't that great in the second half because he didn't really need. Need to be because other guys began to rise and shine and what about bin Simmons? You have been highly critical, and you should have been highly critical. I have no issue at that. Because he deserved all of your criticism in last night when his button was pushed don't ask me. How why? But button got pushed he was dumb Nateing last night. He is six feet ten inches tall in his Brett Brown said yesterday at the shoot around to Brett Brown. He's the fastest player. He's ever seen on a basketball court because it sixteen he's got long strides. And once he gets unleashed in any breakaway situation. He puts so much heat on the defense because he gets there so fast and either kicks it to somebody because he can he can pass. It got a great I or he can just beat you to the rim and get again, we know he didn't have much shot. But but if he gets to the rim somewhere close to the rim, the ball's going in the rim, and he's gonna shoot a high percentage made nine of thirteen shots last night all over the paints. Okay. But I'm saying, but if he gets. Is there? I yes, he's gonna score prior to last night. He had average twenty eight points over the last three games. He had one last night. Okay. The question of Toronto be able to keep him out of the paint. Like, they did the previous three games. I believe they will. Yeah. Are you are you willing to trust? What you saw last night from the Sixers going to trust that. Yes, I'm going to trust that when push comes to shove, and again now we get down to the bottom. Bottom line for the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers. When Joel Embiid inexplicably feels like it. He's easily the best player on the floor in this series. Because he's the best player in the east post LeBron, and he he's on his way to becoming one of the best big men ever. And we didn't see it in the first half last night because he basically walked through the first half. And then I don't know what happened in the third quarter. But something special happened in the third quarter because he started to either recover from his many viruses that he's had or maybe his knees just uncritical little bit. Maybe they started to feel a little better, maybe his meds kicked in. I have no idea. What happened? But something happened to Joel Embiid and the third quarter because that was a tour to force just in the quarter, ten points, six rebounds in I don't know if you happen to catch this, but he blocked two shots late in that quarter. Oh, yeah. We don't don't everybody. Okay. Can can we maybe those two shots? I don't know the two shots. That got. Did you see that? That's a body bag is he still alive. Did they have to pay the ball going up? Any did he? Little get that stuff out of here. Messages messages said he made number two look small he told number two. You don't belong in this paint. I own this. You remember Sunday? He don't don't everybody just dunked on. Nobody everybody. Nobody. They just watched him. Okay. Mike, Scott, come on gay. He got Embiid got some of that room. You know, I it just struck me last night number two feelings might have been so hurt by those two blocks. He might need a day off on Sunday. This one out. We sure we he's he's capable just saying, I just I'm aching my. I heard you hope you hope that's what the case may be. But I don't believe I believe you'll see a virtuoso. I believe you're gonna see something special. I don't see what. Yeah. Yes. You have you saw Sunday. For free. Did you see living twelve last night? I work. I why make them mega. So guess what? That's what's going to happen. Well, I mean for Toronto you fought all year. And this is what you'd hoped that? If a game it gets game seven it's going to be in our building. And they got the team granted, we know what it at Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler, and Ben Simmons Tobias Harris. Yes. But we have yet to see them play really well consistently. Yeah. Jimmy Butler is being consistent for the most part. But we haven't seen that consistency consistency. From Ben Simmons nor Tobias airs, and I guess that seventy two hour blog that Joel Embiid had maybe pep toy KO. I I don't know. He said he felt better. He looked a little better in the second half. Now, we get an opportunity to see what's going to buy. So I know we got some do on this. I don't we got you this with well. I know I got six points because that's. We're not doing that. Why not doing it? No. That's what Vegas told me. You told me that the Sixers are the better team. Yeah. So why would I give six months to the better team because Vegas told you too much conviction? You have a number two. I am conveyed. You have faith big. Yeah. Yup. The new Dhamar Rosen. They call it. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Do they call him the hill? Yes. Well to me, they call him the Claude. He got clawed last night by Embiid. He go to liberal. I guarantee he delivered around evil. Yes. So we got two cases, right? No. We don't we got six nap points for one. It's your teen jump band wagons. You use it you love the Sixers all year long. And all sudden, you don't love him because I don't love number two. And now you love that band. I know at were, of course. Okay. You so how'd you Joel Embiid missed like what ten of the last eleven games in the regular season? He missed a game in the first round of the playoffs. He's been herky-jerky in this. I can't be I can't put no faith in that. I can okay with this team who needs to be pushed to the brink in our sponsors. So it's to the brink in your team your new team in your betting on the wrong horse again. Your teen has demons home game seven deem as this team has come up small and failed that city repeatedly. And now it has a chance with the new star to break through and do something it has not done. That's why they got it. That's why they were willing to mortgage fig about what they gave up the Gable demar derozen who wanted to be there. When no other free agents wanted to come more stay there. Chris Bosh left Benz Carter left, Tracy McGrady left. He was the only star. And that wanted to be there and yell and they traded him for an opportunity there. No assurance. There's no guarantee that who is going to stay. But they say, you know, what to for an opportunity just to have that board year. Yeah. Who knows what could happen? This is why Gotti. So you go move heaven and earth to get a guy like that watch. What happens on Sunday? There's no question in my mind. Oh, well, then give me six be. Well. What do you mean? No question in your mind. No, then put your money where your mouth. I try to get you to give me a bit the other day. Give me twenty four. I bet they won't be up about twenty. But I gave it to you. Then you Bamut accepted with such conviction. You said when I'm scared. You're scared. That's what you do. Okay. To one. But don't come crying to me. Because right up straight on. Let's go. Six and a half dog. Yep. That's what you feel like oh, Monday, picking the Sixers. So it's a question of who who are the Sixers are they the ones in in game five that fell behind by forty points in the fourth quarter. Or are they the team last night back home that that had our twenty four point lead in the fourth quarter before winning by only eleven but it was much worse. Do you think let that happen in his building laddy will have that glow? Who start glowing who's the mass? Okay. I'm gonna do you huge favor. I'm gonna just hand you another case back. I will take four and a half points. You do I made a huge. I'd want to have three and a half. You got the crab no ham, claw and a half four and a half year and a half going once going twice go. Oh, come on. Oh, my t Joel Embiid is the new beef to ease. I layer each like a game every night my ri- Jimmy Jimmy bullet if mentally way more mentally than number two. We'll he is. Okay. Well, that's the best player is twenty one to two one two two one two is actually number Lau better player than Joel. I got this four and a half. You'll you'll do that. I'm good come on. Claw? You got the best way layer in basketball. Look it out. Oh, we got a bunch of guys surgery Baca played three game seven market, Saul three three any green y'all Jimmy Butler played at one game. So I got no experience. Amir johnson. Play the two JJ ready has played them. Find. Okay, you J J J continue to hot shooting. He is not hot shooting made three out of ten threes. That wasn't that. Great team. Didn't he made a contribution? Yeah. He showed up. Ben Simmons showed up you believe that in the game seven. Game seven is when legends of me, come on four and a half. That's all I just conceded two and a half point to you got the better team. You got Joel Embiid who's the beast of east Jimmy Butler and all star Ben Simmons all-star, you got a great human JJ Rennick. Why you were a little measly points for me. Give me straight up. My best players got West Nile. What about you? You tell me in the fourth quarter has he's always. Okay. So straight up skip. I'll think about it. It's four and a half because I just been seated. Jeez. You guys. Cuts across scared. Just going to end it like that. We can't come to an agreement. We got a couple of the show progresses. He'll lose start feeling good about himself. Like, I'm up thirty four cases. What the heck is two cases. Come on. You got Nick nurse on your side. He's got experience. He's been there and done all this. What are you doing? Would it be? I know you got Brett Brown. Yeah. Oh spurt. He's been a pop in so many games, and he might be back with pot next year. Though, he said I knew early on it shoot around that this team was gonna come play. It's just whether or not they do it again. Dinosaurs. Ricks? We got this. Get me a wig your corn rule re a Monday, really. To jersey him. All right. Looking forward to seeing that we got a lot to talk about before that one the warriors. Will they win tonight without K D? We'll talk about his injury next. Oh, forget you. Can check us out every day and the FOX channel exam. Stressful games are exhausting with the expert help from our friends at mattress firm. You'll find a new bed you can slip into after being on the edge of your seat. Plus right now, you can get a king bed for a Queen price or a Queen for twin price for savings up to seven hundred dollars during mattress firm's Memorial Day sale. It's easy to sleep like one of the pros. Shop now at mattressfirm dot com slash sale. For one of the best deals around upgrading your mattress. We'll have you sleeping like one of the pros. Get a king bed for a Queen price or a Queen for twin price for savings of up to seven hundred dollars. Shop the Memorial Day sale online now at mattressfirm dot com slash sale. It's one of the best deals around. Kevin Durant is out for the rest of the series against the rockets. The team announced he suffered a mild calf strain, and we'll be reevaluated next week despite the loss of Katie Steve Kerr, still said. The team is in a great spot with game six tonight in Houston. Let's take a listen to more of Kerr on Durant. Yeah. I think it's good news. You know, calf strain. He's had them before he's responded. Well, and obviously we're disappointed. He won't be able to play you know in the series. But. For able to win the series and move on looks good for for his return. You know in the not too distant future. Well, just find somebody on the bench. You can give us thirty five points. Two blocks and eleven boards and nine assists. He's been the best player in the NBA games in the playoffs. He's been phenomenal. And so. It's obviously a huge loss. But our team has confidence. Trust each other. They've won championships together. So we come out, and we give it our best shot. All right. We'll luck. It could have been worse, Shannon. Now that we know Katie is out at least for now who win this series of it with Golden State's give they take in seven. Would. I be surprised, but I'd be shot. Golden State won game six no knowing how James harden likes to pull a disappearing that for that series progresses. The bigger. The more meaningful the game are no I wouldn't be shocked because I think when we look at this Golden State team, we get so admired, and rightfully so we'd Kevin Durant and his what he can do as a Steve Kerr mention these averaging thirty five points a game, and he's doing it in a very efficient manner shooting. Fifty three percent from the floor forty plus percent from three point land ninety percent from the free throw line. We've never ever seen this before in a playoff. So this is what he's doing. So we know what he represents give. But if you go back and look at it for their five starters have won a championship without without K D, man, if you look at the first year they won that championship when they figured it out when they inserted Iggy. The starting bigeye was bogut. So I'll believe covari looney in the bed off the player that Andrew bogut now. Maybe he doesn't protect the real is will this year as they bogut dead back then skip, but he the bed office weapon and step will be more gritted, the LA be more aggressive. Draymond you see when when when Katie went out, you see the notion that a Draymond started playing when he hit that big three started grabbing all these boards the ball will move. So you have a great luxury K D because when things go in basket, we can just dump it down to it. Big filling. Go do what you do. And we got to we got three. Are we got an one three point of the hard? Yeah. I'm arrive with the rockets, but they no way I'm picking team in a game. Seven on the road against the warriors. Jane hard who up without the best player on the planet. James hard comes up smaller than many me and Chris Paul who he got cement blocks on his feet a tab. Oh, no not in the game seven on the road. But I will take the night against my Bevan judgment knowing what I've seen from James harden in game six in very building. With the best player out Cooper was out for the Spurs and lose by one hundred seventeen points. I saw Chris Paul last couple of games. I saw what he did. No, no. I'm not thinking of the game seven, but I'm gonna take them tonight's but awards win this series and seven. Way. Cain. Chris Paul take his state farm agent on the floor with him to get him out of trouble. Does he's always there for me lives with them, right? And things go wrong. And if you could take him out on the floor. He could say, Chris, I got this. Right. Well, maybe you bring cliff maybe cliff a little less injured had little left wear and tear on his bite, and he might be better than Chris Chris has been playing like he is clear. That's what he's doing. So I am picking the Rockettes tonight in game seven only only because I picked before the series. I don't flip like other people. I know. I don't flip. I this ever from the joke. But there have been other moments on this show. Okay. Maybe wrapping maybe a couple of times. I would not bet a drop of do on either of these games. If in fact, there are two games because I'm with you. I will not at all be surprised certainly not shocked if Golden State just goes in there and does what it did on March thirteenth, which we don't eat. Kevin durant? We got this one right here. So I'm with you. I was ashamed. Four James harden. The way he disappeared the other night after K D had gone out late in the third quarter because that was an all time disappearing act. Yes, it wasn't that he went down in flames. As in went over eight from three in the fourth quarter. As is want to do. He just said, no, I'm going to avoid that one tonight. So he just he truly disappeared. So tonight, his legacy is back on the line tonight. This game is all about James harden tonight. He has a chance to atone. He also has another. Huge opportunity to reinforce his reputation as a regular season wonder right because in Houston day that that slogan. Fear the beard. I think it starting to take on a negative connotation because they're smart basketball fans are sophisticated. They know what has been happening regularly to him in big playoff close out games. So they are fearing the beard for another negative reason. Like. No. So we we steer. Again. James harden in the playoffs goes from potential mount Rushmore in the regular season to mount rush- less like there's gotta be some mount rush- less out there. We're we're all the regular season wonders belong on that in the end. Right. Where you can't trust them. So what have we seen in these playoffs? Once again, this is why love the NBA and some people get worn out because their seven game series, but the beauty of the seven game series. Is it he reveals or exposes who you really off? That's what I love about. This tonight is a defining game for for a lot of players on the court for Chris Ball for Steph. Curry James harden, you make. Interesting points because the playoffs feeling all sports reveals who will all they do the deeper you get in a seven game had you played one and done when you're this is it, and that's going to reveal a lot too. But in these it's like you could have a big game in game two. But what are you going to do in game six and seven who are you who are you really do you have as I call it basketball backbone do James? I'm not sure because I don't have any proof that you have a basketball backbone win. It really matters the most. So you brought up one of the meltdowns but history meltdowns for James harden, twenty fifteen close at game at Golden State Western Conference finals, not a pretty sight. James harden, set the playoff record of twelve turnovers in a game. It's hard to have twelve turnovers in a game. But he did at Golden State. He shot two for eleven that night and over three from three the threes of the ones that always. Get him under pressure because he just loses. It he goes south. You mentioned twenty seven twenty seventeen game six it's at Houston. It's the closeout game six there's no Tony Parker. And no number two for San Antonio. And they lose by thirty nine points. How can you do that? James harden in that game total ten points. He had six turnovers he was a minus twenty eight and plus minus he shot two for eleven in two for nine from the three point line. It's just that's an all time meltdown and a lot of Hugh Stony in still haven't recovered from that game, right? Then about last year twenty eight teen. How 'bout no Chris Paul? But you're you're you lost him at the in game five, but you're up three to two with the game at Golden State. And then a game in your house a game seven. You're James harden. You're in the right. And you might even be MVP again this year. I don't know it's between him and Janas, but he's got a shot. Yes. He do. Okay. You're that guy. And what a James harden do. Those filed two games he shot six for twenty five from three point line six for twenty five. How about game seven at home? He shot two for thirteen from three in his playoff career in fourth quarters and overtimes James harden is to for sixteen from the three point line. It's just showing you again, and again, no, no, no, no can't live up can't live up can't live up to regularly. Say boy, boy, you got a hard head. And maybe I'm hardheaded. So against my better judgment. I'm gonna take the rockets in a game six I'm gonna say James harden snap out of this long game six especially in his building. And he will play really really well like I said against my better judgment because what is history showed me history of said in those who do not remember in study history of destined to repeat it. So I guess I'm get destined to be in the same boat. I was in a couple of years ago, we need fall down the stretch in a game six at home. But you know, K D I just can't believe how they lost that game. No K D you win that game against what's get this for the Western Conference should have been it. Should it be? I had it. Steph will be because here's the things get when Katie once they when Katya ride. I believe staff. Tolls. Look at brought you come here. You wanted to be you wanna take much Cohen. Although on the reigning MVP. I want unanimous go. Hey. It seems like they take very backseat decay de Stephan cly because like if I am I shooting too much because remember there's a reason why he roster right now because the guy that he played with he felt he shot too much and the ball didn't move enough. Am I shooting too much? So more tavern. Not they would defer to him. Yeah. Skip the moment. K D limp to the locker room you look Kerr's demeanor. You look at Klay Thompson demeanor. Oh, we ain't got anything to worry about ain't. Nobody is going to be worried about are. We taking too many shots Steffes quote about we're in the huddle right after K D limped off. Yes. And he said we were smiling at each other. And I didn't know how to interpret that except to me and it's easy to say in twenty twenty hindsight game back. But were they really smiling? Were they saying, okay, we got this. We don't really need him. We're not all about him. Because the narrative through the whole plow they go as he goes. And he. Went to the Lockwood. He knows because he said later also a katie's be cared throughout the entire to layoff. Which is because he had he hadn't been put up those forty three the nose Pippi's, the clippers might have got him. Because remember that close I game. He got fifty against the clipper. Yep. So I just believe that Steph will go back to being Steph. You'll be ultra-aggressive the ball will move Ripley Yardley on timely manner. The picks will be set better. And these guys look don't underestimate staying a in clay, you don't underestimate his warriors team. There's a reason why March thirteen at Houston Klay had thirty Steph at twenty four and one zero six to one zero four they obviously they were smiling not Katie got hurt. But they were like, you know, what they K D. We're not they got us about watch watch. What happened and then boom, boom, boo. Steph right away, go to work, then Klay all of a sudden goes right to work, office rebounds. So we go see James harden James wrote, this is about you much in in Vegas is just heaping pressure on James harden shoulders because it has the original point spread was seven and a half, seven and a half. Really? So they're just saying, no K D. No hope for Golden State, basically. Right. They do have in game. I wonder what the line went to one of Katie lipped off. I wonder what if you could abet being. Did Houston become a slight favorite. Yeah. So it's always going to be bare probably out to believe they would have scale. Okay. Especially if I'm not mistaken. They ended up taking Lee they took like a one or two point lead. The rockets did took a one point lead. Yeah, right away. Thanks to James harden. He made a shot floater. They gave their first one point lead. There have been a lot of great regular season players. But if you want to be remembered. Yeah, if you want to be talked about twenty thirty years now. Yep. Play willing to play offs. Okay in it is all about James because I just don't expect that much from Chris Paul. I've been critical of him in the past when when he was more in his prime I used to call him CP zero as in zero rings because he was revered another as a regular season star in. If I go back to his early days in New Orleans when they used to play the Spurs and the ploughs the Spurs were scared to death of Chris Paul because he had that bulldog mentality a little bit. Aiko he'd go a little bit over the edge of the gray area. But he could score at will at about six feet tall. He can't do that anymore. So I'm not sure his legacies on the line because I don't know that we can expect him to do what we expect James harden to you for a long time. He was the best player on that New Orleans team. He won't you know, at the best player superstar, you get more accountability. You get more of the blame when things don't go. Well, yeah, this is all about Dave heart. This is all about hard because you can't put up those historic numbers in which he picked a put up and then come up small in the playoff. No, no give if he'd avenue just say because either superstar if he'd average twenty seven points a game and they position, but you every thirty six and you go, and you have five six seven games, and what you scored seventy points. You have three or four games you go sixty and you go thirty two straight games. Only wilt has more consecutive thirty point games. You do that. And then come off mall in this moment, you live. Now, you're not getting over that. Because guess what no matter what he does. Look LeBron the Brian is going to so many finals since what happened in Dallas. He's played so well, but we always go back. Nope. We ain't a week you LeBron critics in haters always go back, but you know, how small I've never ever seen a superstar come up so small. That's what you always predict. That's gonna come up very soon on this show right now like as we speak. It's about come up again. Yeah. It's about to come up. You'll see you'll see two but to finish off. James harden? Another legacy is on the line for the visiting team. And that is Steph Currys, and I've demonstrated to you many times he's come up even smaller than he is in a lot of big playoff moments. Well, not the other night not at home because once Kevin left Steph. Curry went crazy, crazy great. He took the game. Over he scored fifteen points down the sixteen points down the stretch and save the game and the series for Golden State because Houston should have won it. And Steph did win it in clay was pretty good too. But tonight at Houston is a big step night. Because I think we're back to the seventy three and nine Golden State Warriors. We're back to the two time to straight year MVP Steph curry what you got. Well, I think he's got a lot. I think he's gonna play with supreme confidence whereabout allies guarantee. Moakley? Remember when they were down one and that game six, okay? See would he dropped Levin? Three on the head win for forty. He's capable now. You can go nuclear that. Do can do it. Nobody can get as hot as late. Well, we saw. Early in the game the other night, he might five six shot. Okay. So I like it you US how you about these playoff defining moment. Neil. About to see something tonight. This is going to be the James harden game for better or for worse. The Lakers have had some defining moments lately, maybe some forget, but here's the thing. They're still without a head coach Tyler rejected their offer earlier this week, which has LA looking for other options. The Lakers are expected to interview Frank Vogel, but our friend Rick Bucur tweeted, the Jason Kidd should be the top choice. Bucur said about kid quote. There isn't another coach available to the Lakers who has LeBron respect and has developed young talents and their skills and trust so Shannon. Do you agree that kid would be a good fit believe you be a good fit? And he may be the only in the best skip. The thing is with the bra. Lebron knows how difficult it is to win in this league into win championships. So Jason Kidd will already have had that. Now, Lanta hall is another guy. That's being mentioned. He did when championship with the Portland trailblazers back in seventy seven. And he was on that triple team out. Bogle? We know what his exploits were in Indiana. He got running into LeBron led teams in Miami. And in Cleveland. Lebron also respect coaches that have one sees the game thinkers, that's what Jason Kidd was Jason Kidd thinker. I don't know if he had the greatest office of talent skip. But if I'm not mistaken, he's second in all time. He the very unselfish player Ron played with him in the two thousand eight Olympics. Yep. Bear very high lev him thought highly of him when he was a coach of the nets. So I think he comes in will garner a lot of respect because he played the game. He played the game with a high level, and he won many high level. He also, I think that's something to be said for that. But this process going completely off the rails invisible. What happens when you have people in positions that they're unqualified to be in Linden, Kurt Rambis? I'm sorry. They can be good friend that could be closed. They want to genie balls, but the unqualified with this, rob Lincoln. He's unqualified. He only got that job because we know what? And then genie. Had jeans Kobe combing. Yeah. Head genie cut her teat under her day on that side of it marketing and sponsorships are not the same things. They're not even in the same building the football. People are at one place that does valley. The the other side the marketing and the sponsorships they're down at the stadium. So is two different areas. And we thought gym was terrible with doing a terrible job. Gene must be twin. You like, Jim? I could do you one better. I can do worse than you. And nobody thought someone could come in and be worse than jimbo's genius proven. Everybody be allowed like I got this whole magic genie. I'm worse than my brother. This is all, you know, this is I wouldn't be surprised if they go into June without a head coach, absolutely not. So back to Jason Kidd. Our man Rick Bucur reported or I think it was really an educated opinion that you wrote that LeBron would have respect for Jason Kidd of these candidates remaining. He'd have the most respect for Jason Kidd. I'm here to ask a big question. Does Jason Kidd have deep respect for LeBron James because I'm not sure about that. In fact, I have big doubts about that. And by the way, this is going to bring back up twenty eleven the epic fail the meltdown by the superstar LeBron James and his first go round with Dwayne Wade in the heat. On the other team starting point guard. He played thirty six minutes a night was Jason Kidd. So Jason Kidd witnessed up close and personal the melting down of LeBron James. So he saw that. And I'm going to remind everybody that Jason Kidd is a tough guy. And he is a specially demanding on the defensive end. And so what happened he coached his first go around as a head coach with Brooklyn the net, and they have jersey jersey, but it was forty four and thirty eight that year, and they they had a big first round win. They wanna play off series. And then he actually got traded to the bucks for two second round picks. Will why did the nets won wanna get rid of him? At that point. Why did they accept the trade because he was demanding more and more power inside the organization he wanted far more input into personnel decisions. And he finally ru-. Too many people raw above him in the organization. So they're like, good riddance. We will try June get two second round picks back. Well, is that the right guy for genie buses operation? She wants no part of that Kurt Rambis ones zero part of that. We're probably not skip because they like a guy like Newt Walden lose game power. No, I know and he's like best buddies with genie. So so it's all field. Son, Bill Krief in like, a son. So Jason Kidd in Milwaukee was hard on the young players. So that he's going to be really hard on these young players, and he was especially hard on everybody on the defensive in. Well, as we all know, and I don't shame and blame him for this. But LeBron is the inner city seventeenth year. He just can't lock down on the defensive end the way he used to he has to concentrate on orchestrating the offense of in. Well, trust me, Jason kids, not going to sit still on the bench for that last. Lebron, you know, we know you do I don't think Jason Kidd is built that way. Lebron's not anymore. He's not running a lot anymore. He more airy cover some ground. Okay. Rome, disrupt. Okay. I got it. But Jason Kidd is a stickler for for textbook defense connected defense, and he's just not he will hold LeBron's feet to the fire on the defensive in. Lebron is going to he's not gonna love that kid. Against that. What Jason Kidd was trying to get the young remote. You said young guys LeBron going in the year seventeen. What guy you know, cheering you're seventeen guys can't play like that and Jordan join complain. Oh, D like that. Skipping your thirteen and fourteen about year, fourteen and fourteen he couldn't you can't sit in that chair like that. But when he was LeBron's age last year in Chicago, he was first team all defense that would your twelve that way. Wale also page thirty four, but what you already say the bride at this point has played three to quibble with three more themes than Michael Jordan at this point. So I think the thing is as a coat you have. Okay. This what I wanna do this? I'm going to do it. But you know, what you got players. Let's say for the sake of argument coach Bill steps aside and someone outside of Josh mcdaniels not that job. Yeah. They not going to say a Brady routine radio. You do what you do if the been served you wail LeBron keep doing what you do the big dichotomy difference in what you're talking about is bell. Check just coaches defense. He doesn't have much to do with offense. So in this case, it's both like Jason Kidd would coach both ends of the thing. Coach Belichick the advantage that he give Tom Brady him being the mind that he of one of the greatest mind he gives detail Tom, Tom, this is how I would Tang that formation now. Visit if you did this this what I'm so. That's why. Great got a great mind. But now, we got two miles. Yeah. Old Jason Kidd, Jason Kidd, had a great mind scale Diddy. I mean, he like the brain they call them in the brain. I dunno. Jason's in the ballpark. Eighty ballpoint buddy selling peanuts and cracker. Jack guy the play Monday. Hit a home run, really guys. Not in the playoffs. Yeah. Go keep doing local. Okay. Skip. Well, not at the plate. He's he's at the studio. Right. Right. Because because of the chaos going on Lakers. Okay now for one other made for Lakers curveball. I would like to toss into this land nece so yesterday interesting quote from the Commissioner, Adam silver, and I'm going to read it very quickly. He said the goal is going forward. It should be roughly fifty fifty of the new officials are referees entering the league should be female. He said same for coaches, by the way, so fifty fifty of all the new coaches coming into the league should be female last quote from Adam silver. There's no reason why women shouldn't be coaching men's basketball. So who is the most prominent female assistant as we speak. It's the one named Becky Hammon. And there's one other one with the wizard who is that Christie toddler was with yoga this year. But this year Becky Hammond, graduated actually from the back row of assistance to sitting right next to the catbird Kabards seat. And again, I watch every Spurs game in the last couple years. She didn't really participate in the sideline Huns this year. She was she was talking a lot line huddles. So is she on the verge? Maybe so who is running the Lakers as we speak genie bus and Linda Rambo's both of. Them are female. So is it possible that Adam silver who trust me is having input into this situation? He's trying to monitor it from afar, but he will often suggest owners maybe you should think about this. Or that? Would he suggests that they think about hiring a female coach? Yes, Viggo do it. You don't want to be in that situation. Is it just too big a circus for? Yeah. Would it not be the all-time epicenter of the NBA universe? If Becky Hammond was the new head coach the Lakers coaching LeBron James in his seventeenth year. It would be something. But again in that circumstance, LeBron could then become the co coach for sure I mean, he would just have all the everybody goes say he wouldn't do that to a man if that was a man the Bronwyn do then he would do it to a first time head coach skip you remember what he did air supposed to the court quake boat. Let him know hold up. Don't talk to me sideways. Well, just me I have a lotta respect for Beckingham. Because she did it's all the way back in two thousand fifteen but pop asked her to coach these summer leads ver- summer league team, and they won the championship. So I think she's got game. I think she could do this is this too crazy and big for. Almost would fit in with with what's happening. It's almost like the the predictable conclusion all this would be Becky Hammon would be the head coach. I hadn't thought about skipping. I don't hate it. No, no, no Becky with move opportunities. Right about that. It's more. The lakers. Is anyone going to be at this point? Do you on this job that they have going on? But it's just intriguing that two women are running the Lakers. And by the way, we have some other female owners just quickly. There's gale Benson who after husband took over pelicans. And Anna cronk is is running the nuggets because her husband runs the Rams. So so he's she's taken that over and then Gail Miller in Utah. Yeah. Her husband is passed. So anyway, so they're not. From from Adam silver yesterday. How we want fifty fifty. I mean, this this is his 'cause this is what he is pushing for he wants female representation among his referees, and his coaches where they NBA really really high when it comes the equality. Do they both as far as I know my? Minority or women and lacks in you know, different John than that. And. Yeah, I mean, I love out himself. He well. He wants to be his legacy when he leaves his job. He wants to have achieved this kind of fifty fifty representation Becky can hold around with pop maybe could hold her own layers. There's truth to that. If she can get through that poppy pop is not like that. Pop pop is different. He would be hard to work with. Oh, he's gonna be hard. But he's not going to be hard. I don't believe he's hard with her like he would mail other says what about you? He he'd been on the he'd been on the front row eagle. He may. I love him stud. I don't know why no one has made a run. I don't know. Why? Yeah. Mr Lee meal meal, knee alone. Yeah. That'd be famous. We're going to. Can hold his own to Dell. Because the guy just keeps talking about his new team. Lots to say about long, we'll discuss. Ways. Core pool is not a bus ways. Core pool is not a taxi ways. Core pool is not the metro in DC writers ways. Core pool is not a slug line. What is ways carpool and new app lets neighbors co workers and fellow commuters ride together to work and home fast. 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Well, yesterday Odell clarified his comments on Instagram writing, quote, never meant the Browns are the new patriots or going to be the new patriots. I just have great respect for what they've done. But definitely recognize the work that has to be done to get there. Shannon. Does Odell have a point. No. No. You know, what give you with the Vanderbilt when Harvard of the south, I would SS you which is the Harvard or the HVAC you. So we both very well educated. Now, I didn't graduate Magna cum laude skill. I graduated coom didn't make it to. But God graduated. Thank you. I graduated. Thank you lot of June. But this is what he said in g Kuskinka I plan on being here for the next five years. Trying to bring his Minna championship there as possible turning the Browns into the new pages. What about miss I read? Well, usually, I read that statement here, very well highly impressed comprehend even skip. What did I miss? I'm not saying we're gonna be turning the Browns into the new patriots. And then he said, we didn't read it read that party. What player wouldn't want to be like the patriots you because I'm kind of thing. The everybody says I want to win the patriots. But are you willing to sacrifice what the patriots players? Do. You. See the old adage just give everybody wants to go to heaven. Nobody wants to die. Everybody wants to win the patriots. But nobody wants to sacrifice tell minute time. You saw. Julia nettleton act light. O'day on the sideline would he didn't. Catch a pass the time. You saw gronk do it those running when they don't get fifty fifteen cares in a game. Good point. Tell me the time you saw Julian element of gronk or anyone go on vacation before a playoff game didn't turn out. So well, no, you see he talks about that. Oh, easy. That's the easy part is talking about it the sacrifices that those players make very few players are willing to make those sacrifices because if you did you might have a little bit more success. So only missed me with all that broad talk about you wanna sacrifice. No, you don't you wanna get your numbers? Think about it. L might catch fire passes one week. He might catch one the mixed. Yeah. The guys might get twenty carries. They might get five. Nobody says a word because at the end of the day is about winning championships. Yep. There's no doubt in my mind. He wants to win a championship. But he wants to win that championship. His way. His way if the hundred and five catches fourteen hundred yards and thirteen to fifteen touchdowns. And if I can win a championship like that. Now, we're good. I ain't trying to win championship catching fifty passes. You see that's the thing. Elleman dunes elements says you know, what the sacrifices here. I catch one plas. I do a great job blocking. I open it up for someone else to have success. And then down the road, my time come haven't figured that out yet. But okay. Quick point of clarification before I launch you got it backwards. Harvard is the Vanderbilt of the north. Harvard is the Vanderbilt of the north that's the truth. But if you feel the you know, the Harvard ABC that'd be told. Yeah. Yeah. Did you make it to commencement? I hope so. I won't you want. Yes. Any all the parents of these graduates? Please stand up my brother's up. Okay. He'd been taking care of we take. Well, that's nice. So he made it your commencement. He made it. He made it. Now back to our man. Odell. I'm going to put this back in perspective. Because this is what I believe happened. Remember Odell was back in his former city New York City at a huge gala event met gala and his feelings had been rubbed raw by the fact that his team is former team had dumped him and send him packing to Cleveland as he calls it out there. Yes, exactly. Where is that? So sure when G Q started interviewing him, it's like childish wounded pride talking. You're gonna say, oh, well, I got a much better situation now because I've joined the new patriots. Yes, right. That's what he's trying to tell you. I'm much better off. Now, I don't need these. Plus, I'm more happy. He's never been happy to he's never been this happy. So it started there. And then it just ran off the rails because what he proceeded to do whether he knew it or not was he painted an even bigger target on the backs of all of his new teammates. We're the new patriots. Now, one of his new teammates can stand up under that kind of pressure and expectation and that is the quarterback. So when he went to the new Brett farve is Baker Mayfield Baker will be just fine with that. Because they probably believes in his heart arts, I'll I'm going to be better than that's how he operates. So that won't crush him. But they're going to be other teammates who under the scrutiny in the new expectations of the new patriots. They're going to hear this all year. It's going to be come a negative mantra for this team. But you're the new patriots. That's what Dell said he's your new leader. Right. New patriots. And by the way, it's week eight Tober twenty seventh at Foxboro they get to play the old patriot Newbridge replay the old pigeon. You gotta work out now. And do you think the patriots quarterback won't have that stuck in his craw? That oh, these are the how he gets. He just goes a little psycho. When things like this get said about his team. So the point is that that Adele is saying I always aspire to be great. So he considers himself. Great. And he's had stretches of great Ness. We've seen the potential greatness in started on in that first year on that fateful night. Yeah. And he made the greatest catching the his. History of catches on used car car. But but again, losing their losing effort and he's actually out of that game for while. Then he came back, but they lost in the point is if you're that good, if you're that great, then you rise above what any nobody would say about you on the internet will this is all in response to all the abuse took from quote, unquote, nobody's on the internet. So is he not a prisoner of victim of reading his responses on all of his social media platforms because that's why he responded this way. He's trying to clarify and he completely backed off new patriots. And he's trying to put it in the context of why shouldn't I wanna be the patriots wouldn't everybody willing to sacrifice those Sacramento? Great. So he didn't say in the first quote that you read he didn't say we wanna be the payments. He said, we are we are the new patriots. And he obviously hadn't he hadn't even set foot in Cleveland yet to speak hadn't really worked out with the team yet. And he's not played a single down a football for the Cleveland Browns. But you're already proclaiming your new team. The new patriots question. What do you think would happen if an element or gronkowski oil HOGAN or an amendola would have all of a sudden they don't have the amount of targets that they thought they should have. And they sling the helmet on the sideline or they kick the kicking men or they just act the fool on the side. What do you think coach Belichick, but gang coach midtech? What the hell you think Tom Brady going to? They just won't stand for it. No, no matter how good you are. You're going to be gone seriously. How would he handle? Could you know, what he did that because he knew he could get away with you not put you don't see look at your Seco high. He behave when he got there compared to what how he behaved when he was in fifth netted. Yeah. Look at Randy malls. How he'd be? Hey there compared to how he did in Minnesota and in Oakland and remember at the end when Randy began to misbehave even a little bit. You gotta go out. They they'll give them like, you know, what you gotta clean slate here as the Hanes worth. We don't you worry about going to take take. He don't follow with nobody. I know he gets you about it. If you're not doing your job. But see that's the thing. Everybody talking about. Oh, I wanna win. I wanna win. Yeah. But you wanna win your way. Yeah. You'll wave audibles getting out of yard touchdown. They say, okay. Do you rings had just died Tom Brady? Yep. And the guy has just admitted rings. Dominated ring his wrong. That's what these guys don't understand. There's a price to be paid for success January February return, which is the Super Bowl must be paid on a daily basis must be and I don't know if these guys are willing to do it. I definitely went on the sideline. That's not sacrifice. Remember bell? Check did let gronk get away with a lot of frat boy behavior off the field after out let that go because according to all their nobody practiced harder. And nobody knew the offense better than gronkowski believe in Tom Brady believed in gronkowski's football idea. He trusted his instincts to be where he is supposed to be when he's supposed to be there. No help. But if he five now, he doesn't do that Joey no money thrown. No helmet. No tell you what I was gonna Michelle. I won't Michelle. You know, what I supposed to get thirty touches and come out in the press carbon say, I. More touches. What do they go have with? Well, he just won't they draft him because he was a really good kid at Georgia. And he did he did more catching the job with the big magnet Kamrul. Of course. I agree. Like these guys here every time about Odell. I think about Freddie kitchens and the Brasher he needs to set some high standards you quickly and remember. What Freddie kitchens response? West Adele, verse Alba stop. We didn't do you know what last year we didn't win. Anything finished third in the division. I don't know. All of this stuff is coming from. It's coming from this perfect match. Guess what they do? Then finish third into his last. Getting a playoff match goes name perfect. Oh, perfect match the Browns accomplish anything. Let's see what they can do put them together. We're gonna talk about a different game will the Sixers. Find a way to beat number two and the raptors game seven. Actually, maybe we'll have a bet from these. While the Sixers state alive last night with a blow at win at home against the raptors Philly got huge contributions from all three of their stars to be Butler had a team high twenty five points and drill and beat them bounce back after struggling in the series and bead and seventeen and twelve Simmons at a twenty one points game seven we'll be Sunday back in Toronto joined by episode one and be a analysts Chris Broussard, Chris you said it when you got out here, they stay alive. But who do you got game seven? Will you guys know pick Toronto six, but I'm going to stay with them in seven. This was the tough you guys know when you pick you obviously wanna pull for your pick. But this was the rare occasion where I picked Toronto. But I really am kind of pulling for Philly. Just they're more exciting there. No more exciting worry if they get to the next round. Yeah. That'll be a more exciting series. So. Philly show me something last night too. Because every everything was pointing to them just laying down in was getting tons of criticism. And rightly so been Simmons same thing and rightly so and they both showed up in beat wasn't tremendous offense of the, but he's been pretty good defensively in the whole series. And so I thought he showed the obviously Jimmy Butler. It's been great. But all that said, I do think Toronto wins it. I'm gonna trust in why? And. With. I don't know why. But I believe Toronto rest on their laurels at times. I think they get complacent game one against Orlando. They're thinking we're going to destroy it is they lose. I think after blowing out Philly and game one. They let your foot off the gas find themselves down to one I think last night they thinking we got this. This is over Phillies about to lay down, and obviously they get hammered. So in Toronto, I know that Kraus's going to be going crazy. They really believe one. They got a chance to win a championship. You know, all these teams now Katie because we'll see if he gets back mix series if they advanced so they they're going to be rowdy, and they're going to try to impress Kawai to even more. And so I think it's going to be a great atmosphere. I'm going with the north took Toronto. I'm taking Toronto with you. Chris the thing that concern me they played like they played game. Six like, we got game seven building we good. So even if. If we lose this. When we go in home, and I don't like that. So they ain't no guarantee you never know you stepped on a string camp away. Something happened lost twice. Yeah. If something happens to wise over so if you can take care of business a game early. You take care of that you you do all that. But like, you I have the utmost confidence most fate. They call him the gospel. Matthew, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John gawk wind? Call. Yes, he go to deliver straight blast. I know you wanna talk about these free throw if we can get laid to the board quarter. He'll crumble won't twenty two years old only a one person one final VP young than that. And that's urban Magic Johnson one in his rookie year twenty and again a year late two years later at twenty two. So I'm ask you one more time. If you have that much space faith in your man, if you're just spitting faith, you're just coming out there. You're losing fame in number to give me the six and a half. It'll be dude. It's why not that shows a lack of faith. That's just the super. That's that's all that is. Because you you're talking like it's going to be fifteen or twenty point. Oh, don't remember the last time there in Toronto they fell behind by forty six Sixers did in the fourth quarter down forty point. Would you do think they'll win by more than six I will give you that? Joy. Listen our expert. I would though. What are you talking more? I'll give you four. Accepted. Is gonna argue all day about this word is thank you answer. You want to talk so good. I got. Got. We got one or two cases one. Okay. Good with this. Okay. Picked the Sixers before the series started. I'm sticking with them to win game seven. I do not trust your, man. Number two in a close hard-fought fourth quarter of a game seven. I just don't and we saw him start to disappear and unravel and fade late in game. Three in late in game four, and I know in game four he hit a big shot at the end. But he also that was the second shot he'd made in the fourth quarter. He missed four free throws that kept that game close and he had to crucial late turnovers. Just trust me on this. I know what I'm speaking of when it comes to that guy. Can't really trust him when it's he the north. And you said they're trying to impress him will again, he he he might not impress them that that might be the ish twenty nine and twelve. Lever last night that game seven in which they lost as a twenty one year old. He had nineteen and sixteen. It got overshadowed founded by hall of famers where he's in a comfort zone, by the way. When did she from three last night helped me out? I forget four four or over four for four. Thank you. I just wanted to record record getting this narrative that he can't play down the stretch. Ok. Okay. Do you see what happened in game three go look at that? When they're on this tear in the third quarter. He scores no points in the fourth quarter from the field tear in the third. He was and then all of a sudden when it was time when you got them you got hand on throat of the home team. Sixers you just disappear. You score. No baskets in the fourth quarter. That was James harden that he pulled you like that we took it over. Okay. We game took it over. We'll last night my team that used to be your team. He loved the Sixers all year. I know you until Joel Embiid started getting sick every other right? My team took it over last night because that was a tour to force, and I will give you it has been a tour Defar a lot of times in the playoffs. But last night, even though they trail by forty light and game five last night. They're up twenty four in the fourth quarter. They just said watch this. This is what this team can be when it wants to be when it needs to be when it has to be and last night, it knew it had to be backs completely against the wall. And they said watch this and it started with their their leader as Brown calls Jimmy Butler, the adult in the room, and he is that when when he is his button is pushed he is a cold blooded killer. He will will his team to a crucial win because he will demand that everybody come with him. And he scored nineteen out of the box last night in the first half and set the tone. Trust it. I. The thing. Jimmy Butler has never been in a game. This be all right. He's been passed birthright one. So we got one game seven on the never been in. Again. I don't I don't know how to explain this about bin Simmons, and he is rain criticism on Ben Simmons. And as you said, rightfully so I get that. But Ben Simmons has special written all over him in moments when his button gets pushed as we saw in game three at Brooklyn, all of a sudden, you say all he can do some things nobody else can do. He can get down up and down the court the way nobody else can he can fly and he can pass the basketball, and he has good hands around the basket. Even though he's not a shooter, but he can score and a high level by making all of his shots. He's nine out of thirteen mirror at Brooklyn that ninety seven of thirteen he'll just if he gets his hands on the ball up around the rim. He's going to either dunk it or score. We're gonna put a agree with what you just said about been Simmons. Here's the problem. We have no idea which right? Okay. I mean, look. Everybody in the pre game. Twenty one last night. You put in faith in that push comes to shove. I do it. What about what about the guy the other night? He was doubled up. Oh, my Tom, Tom. Now, they're flying it in the game before airplay. You have no idea what he's going to eat tonight going. Well, Embiid feels like literally feels like it. He's the best player on the floor in this series. He just is on both in. Nope. I'll take the seven foot two guy over that guy. Yeah. Okay. Day whole lot of times if the player that you have have. But he was a one time quitter he knows. All sorry did. Well, he quit on Spurs. And you know, what messages got sent late in the third quarter last night because my guy Joel I don't know what happened all of a sudden he came back to lie. I agree. He lives. Walk through the first half. And then I don't know what happened. How do you explain in the third quarter? He just took the whole game over on both ends of the floor. He had ten points and six rebounds, and two blocks guess who blocked late in the third quarter twice? I don't know if you happen to catch this. But it was number two that he blocked he made him. Look like number two is what happened, you know. Whoa. Did you see that eat this of eating things Cooper? How about that? Is that not eat this ball will not happen? Our on how about this one. Get that stuff outta here on a grid Doyle Lazarus and bead nobody nobody rises more than. Nobody falls more than you. He doubled up on the sideline the next minute. He's getting thirty three and ten all time. Great. And then he disappears again. That's a big outta be dissipated. Is it possible? That number twos. Pride will have been so hurt by those two blocks. You'll need Sunday off though, mind good. He takes I think he's like this. This is daddy. Off up snow now. As off. Gate. Ginny just did a flat line is daddy asked why they gave him twenty two games off. And guess what? The next team is looking they go give him thirty. If he can give you thirty and twelve on the nightmare of in the playoffs. In philly. I got four. That's all I need you. I don't need the four I know need big Sixers are gonna win this game. If you're right. This is a serious coming of age for the Sixers if you're right that next series. I think it'll be Canadian do Janas. It'd be a great one. If they win the night if they win win this next game in beedon Yang. Laki have a we have an advantage. But I'm just saying we aren't really he's got the talent question is up here and in here. And so if they show that JJ. This. Glad we found. Yeah. Know what Jay Jay's going to give me? I don't know where Ben Simmons going. Give me I don't know when MB is going to get. I know what to buy. Four we have that game tonight. We got a big one. Well, the rockets finally take down the warriors. All right back to the NBA. Kevin Durant is out for the rest of the series against the rockets after suffering a mild calf strain in game five despite the loss of Katie curse. Still said the team is in a great spot with game six tonight in Houston. Let's take a listen to more of what Kerr said of. Okay. Yeah. I think it's good news calf strain. He's had them before he's responded. Well, and obviously we're disappointed. He won't be able to play you know in the series. But. For able to win the series and move on looks good for for his return. You know in the not-too-distant future. Well, just find somebody on the bench. You can give us thirty five points. Two blocks and eleven boards and nine assists. He's been the best player in the NBA games in the playoffs. He's been phenomenal. And so. It's obviously a huge loss. But our team has confidence. Trust each other. They've won championships together. So we come out, and we give it our best shot. All right. Christopher starts still with us. Look, it could have been a lot worse with Katie. But right now, he is out. So who wins the series? Now, I am sticking with Golden State. I'm gonna say they do it in seven, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least bit if they get it done tonight. And I mentioned yesterday that Katie was a luxury. Right. A great luxury. Not in the sesame beyond that. He was a crutch that, you know, look, if we don't play our best we got K D when things aren't going, right. We can always go to K D, And he's going to deliver his he can get his shot off when everyone's nobody can stop him so on and so forth, and that can lead to a little bit of complacency. And so I think without that crutch there they know they have to be at their on their game. And after play terrifically I'd say yesterday as well. They're twenty nine in four in three. Two years with staff, and no Kevin Durant. Guess what? That averages out to over eighty to seventy two wins. Sound familiar three in the regular season without grading? So this is still a great team. Andrea Gua Diallo has turned back the clock. He's playing his best ball season. Draymond green is playing his best ball season. And I know the death is an issue because Andrew bogut, especially can't really be a part of this series because Houston's going small so much. I think he'll be fine if they advance and the next round, but Houston doesn't go deep either. That's the thing. They got six guys playing twenty or more minutes Shumpert getting a few minutes Daniel house like they're not playing Gerald green. They're not going deep. So and they're going to have to chase around a more mobile if you will Golden State on it. So I think that can wear them down a little bit. And finally this these two games if it's. To are. They are huge James harden and Chris Paul's legacy, especially Chris because he's older and this could be pretty much the end of his prime hard. Obviously we'll have times in the future where he can change the narrative, but at this point is career if they don't win this series. Then it is going to be a serious Mark on both of their legacies for right now. And we'll see how they stand up to that pressure. I'm sticking with Golden State. I picked him in seven stick with them going seven. And I said this earlier would be shocked go to state one in six no considering how James harden comes up small in the most meaningful ballgames. No, absolutely not. We've forget that this nucleus. They're starting for now wit seventy three and nine this starting for one championship under Igwe dollar was the finals MVP Steph curry, the two time MVP league MVP the last time he wanted was unanimous. I think we unanimously. I think we forget that that just how good this team was Kevin Durant with Kevin Durant did for this team. He made them unbeatable in seven game series. That's what he did. 'cause they were already a great team. You don't win seventy three games. And not be a great team. Not have got in there. And now the katie's out basically, they're probably gonna start Kvant loony. Well, basically when they win the championships they started Andrew bogut. So maybe looney can't give you defensively what bogey got, but he bought more on this fine. Yeah. So don't be surprised. It was like a bird was lifted. Katie anyone to get hurt in north not because he they know that virtually guaranteed them title, but it gays death in clay the ability to not have to worry about whether they were taking Katie off but taking too many shots. Because now they don't have anybody to worry about what you do looney. Thank you gonna get fifteen mind. They'll get an X. Eight shot. Iggy. No. But watch out ball moves night. Okay. Watch how these picks get set tonight. So James harden, you better be on your best behavior and see I'm gonna disagree that look, I don't believe Chris prime any more. We hadn't seen that Chris for a long period of time. But James harden is not gonna get any easier because what historically great player playing now going to play with that that drew step back job job dribble know, who was their team is pretty much. I mean, we know there are more Amaury moves around and might change things. They not getting rid of Chris Paul k then contract. Does his contract. Only contract is worth is John walls. Both of you. Eat knows them goofball contracts, and you will goofy eating he loved that. That's your word week. It's his new word of the week. You also who also. You also series. I'm picking Houston. Again, game seven only because I picked him to win the series because I will bet not one drop of do on either. I don't trust either game. You I will not all be surprised if it's over two night. But this is interesting to me about the man, we just you guys were just talking about. Kevin Durant is he the cake or the icing is he this? But here's the point. It shocked me that Steve Kerr has already ruled Kevin Durant out of gay potential game seven with a calf strain because to me today's medical is. So advanced that that if you have that much time if you have Sunday you all the way to Sunday. So how many hour? So so if you have twenty four hour heat in ice and stem treatments, the electrostimulation treatment and deep tissue massage. If it strained it's probably some kind of spasm spasm reliever. It'll let go something. It'll just magically. I know this. It'll just let go and all of a sudden you say, I wait a second. I'm okay Steve Kerr is showing no fear. No desperation. He's basically saying let's just shelf Kevin for the for the conference finals. Like, let's just make sure we don't have to have Kevin for game seven now again, maybe they're just saying that and maybe he would make a magical intern saying, maybe, but it seemed to me like Steve Kerr's like you hear that. We only meek you bombs. That is correct. Because they saw up close. What happened to James harden? When there is no Kevin Durant in it's his game here here. This is your game win, right? Yes. And what did he do? He disappear. Word in ways. We've never seen him. Disappear. He usually just flames out my going over five from three this time. He said, I'm not gonna shoot I'm just not gonna shoot I'm going to stay out of harm's way this time and again, his legacy is teetering tonight. If in fact, they get to a game seven, but especially the close out game six at home because we've seen him just epic fail and close outs close out twenty fifteen at Golden State in the conference finals he had an NBA player record twelve turnovers in that game. He shot two for eleven over three from three. And then the classic game that the worst of all was the twenty seventeen against my Spurs game six Houston. There's no number two. And no Tony Parker in they lost by thirty nine because he scored ten points to for eleven from the field to for nine from three. It was just six turnovers into me. The most telling stat knows two games. You mentioned was. Eleven field attempts. Yeah. That's it. That's eleven so he's just not gonna shoot. How about last year? They're still up three to two with. No, Chris Paul after they lost him in game five. So you got to you got one or home and one Golden State to win to advance right to go to the finals. And what did he do he shot six for twenty five combined from three in those two games? It's it's horrendously he shot to for thirteen in game seven at Golden State from three if you remember if we go all the way back to win. They went to the finals. And he was an okay, see. Yeah. He had a tremendous game one. He did from game to five he was was wanted poster up, and I give him a pass on that. Because he has. So you're right. It does seem to be a pattern. And if he comes up small in lose imagine next season for him. He could average thirty four points in new artists that he did this year. It'll mean on the Bisco he's gonna go down in stone. If he flames out tonight as nothing but a regular season wondering, right because he's just shown you again. And again, I told Shannon earlier what I love about the NBA playoffs especially in seven game series. They either reveal or expose your basketball backbone who. Are you really James harden? And tonight is the night for him at home with. No, Kevin Durant. You're a seven and a half point favorite. Right. Are you open to side think it's gotten down to seven because a lot of people are saying, I don't know a lot of in Houston right now. They're fearing the beard for the wrong reason, they're fearing what he might not do tonight come up big big in the flip side of that is Steph split ac- his post-game legs these online, you still make a case that in twenty fifteen should have been the finals in BP. Iggy was but but he's not had great moments. And he had a really great one the other night to position them to to do this tonight. So this this team seventeen. Of that ballgame he went on. It was big time. Remember what he was on pace to do before? Kevin Durant winter. I know they lost that finals but that regular season. I never seen you Alan Iverson talking about I've never seen anything like this. When he averaged thirty was unanimous MVP, Tim Legler who we worked with, you know, who I have great respect for is not as I think this was an overstatement, but he was talking about he could be one the best three players of all time. I mean, but that's that's how dynamic he was. And let's see if he can recapture that because none of those guys are all other Igwe dollar. None of them are old. They're older. Right. So the question is are they still as good as they used to be? And then can they be we'll see I have a feeling they feel real good about themselves going back there feel real good about who they're playing. They do. I don't think they believe in James or fear. Jen. Why would they at this point in? Remember, they went there on March eighteenth. No, Kevin Durant in Steph and Klay just said watch this and it was a close game. But they won at one. Oh, six one four. Okay. This has to be one of the biggest games in hardens creir. Right. I mean, those fans is several, but yeah. But I say, this is the biggest guess. Yeah. You're either going to atone or are you just going to reinforce your regular season one? Well, he goofed last six and seven last year as what am I game six against San Antonio in your Building cO, I didn't play. He that went off. I think the fact that he has such a historic regular season such a great season that I mean, it just if if he's in this position next year, it'll be the biggest game it just. It just the more. He keeps doing well in the regular season. But phoning in the play offs. Okay. Well, someone else didn't have the best playoff performance. Every irving. Does he need to act a little bit more like Batman? I'll explain exactly. So the Celtics were eliminated in five games by the bucks on Wednesday. And a lot of people are pointing the finger at Kyrie Irving as the reason why he shot just thirty five percent in the series and yesterday, former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was on the heard and went after kyri take a listen, wait rewind about it. You know, just you know. Okay. Yeah. I struggled okay. Onto the next game. And kind of like, I don't care attitude, and, you know, just basically I mean throughout the whole process. I mean, he was just I thought he had got it. But he was just a bad leader. And he he didn't represent the the problems about I mean, and it was proven that in my opinion. He's not a bad, man. I mean, he's a great player. Kyrie's the elite player, but he's not a Batman. And he's a bad, man. When he's on the team when the Brown, but he's not a bad, man. He can't cares on team. All right. Christopher signs. Still with us. Chris what would be the best fit for kyri in free agency? I gossiping Cairo step to Kendrick. No interest, sixty Levin him. No. But I say this with my head and with my heart because I worked in New York lived in New York covered the Knicks. I know what it would mean for New York and the NBA, I know fans outside of New York Knicks garbage. But what it would mean for the league? If New York was great. So I think the best k case for kyri. This summer is to go to New York with Kevin Durant. I would love to see that second my second choice. I think best for him would be believe it or not stay in Boston. If you're sure you're going to be into trade for AD, Anthony Davis and get him to stay focused. I re- kyri AD or close. So if you can get Anthony Davis there get some of those young guys out there that had issues with kyri. Then I think that's a good look third. I would say L A LeBron. Here's. The problem to me. And I've been told this car is not going to rejoin the Brown. They're cool now they made up, but he's not going to go back to him. But the problem, I think they'd be a great tandem. But the narrative that you went and joined big brother with dog hiree. You don't have that with with Kevin Durant? You're kind of like a one eight I think they're games would fit well together. They're great friends. Kyrie's from the area. You got gotta maybe they'll get the top pick you either keep Zahn or you could trade him for a D. So I I like him in New York. I think that's the best fit me with Katie yet. Well, clearly, he's not a Batman. So going into Gotham wouldn't be very good. You're on. I don't know if that's going to be good. I like to see reunited you see. I know a guy that went to a seventy three nine team. And then give a crap with someone said about him, or what is legs we've gone beat. Because it was the best thing for him. Now me and Katie in Carey in New York, too, moody, irritable guys having to deal with the media. If the apple lost the game that there's the thing we know how much we don't like dislikes, the media Nadi attention that narrative, and I I'm with you. I will want LeBron China try to kill that narrative. But that wouldn't go away. You went back to big brother, which a tail between laying. Well, he's hold on. That's what it would look he said he wanted to leave Cleveland to run his own team. How does go into the Knicks to join K D says I'm running my own. You're combining just like when LeBron with Tamiami. It wasn't viewed as the same thing as Kevin Durant going to the golden late because he was a bunch of guys come. We'll. Combining again, we combining you took it upon Allen my saying it, but I think that'd be the third best. I refined Hardaway that. It's just not a great talent. And makes a great leader leadership. It's about knowing what to say when to say how to say it, and where to say that because Kyrie set a lot of things that rubbed these young guy the wrong way because he said it publicly, and I'm a firm believer. If there's something that you got something to say to a player a Mela Blair teammate, Tim private don't go in front of the media because is never going to be perceived the way, you meant it. And maybe you made it the way it was perceived. But then guys are not gonna take very kind of that. So you see LeBron took a lot of the blow that can't carry got carry started taking punches that LeBron James used to take him. And he got an opportunity he liked that all of a sudden what made Ronald great lease guilty. I've been out there by the newborn a great leader. Everybody can't leave. See you can be born great or you can have greatness thrust upon you leadership you born to leave. Born when you go to the military. That'll okay, you know, what Judy Gobi leader or skip going to be leading. Nah, we live in bigger. He just led the Lakers right to the couch. Live very with our filibuster. In the military dead on. They don't say you lead. You're going to be leading. They say you figure it out. And then all of a sudden. That's okay. You're the leading it doesn't work that way. I would have been I got it. I am with Mr. Broussard on this one. I believe that it should be Katie kyri in in Weiss, e it just makes all the sense in the world for both of them. And I believe both would would be able to handle the New York media just fine because they both been under heavy scrutiny and criticism in somehow it just fuels both of them when they get on the court. They just play the median ask you. They just sometimes they don't. The thing about K D is it doesn't hers play. Fuels right. Right. And so. Yeah. Well, but here's the point if it's K D And Kyrie in New York, and they do hit the lottery and lands I on whether they keep Zion or trade him straight up as you suggest for a D or you guys suggest okay? Then in New York kyri wouldn't even have to be Robin. He could be Alfred about. Am I wrong, really know, you know, just? He goes on to the book. Here is not Bruce Wayne in Batman. Butler. Happy budder he'd be really happy. Right. No, he eagle the interesting thing about the three of those guys. And even if they don't get is true Kadian kyri. None of those three guys really are great like with the media. You're right. Lebron would take all the bows and arrows and all that none of those guys. But I just think with two of them or three of them sharing. Yeah. The battles with the media. I think it'd be easy. And then the other thing Kendrick said that was amusing to me he said that Kyrie is Batman only when he's on a team with LeBron. Wait a second. That means he's really not Batman, do they share Batman suit. They wear it on different words that he only superhero would another sleep. Well, hero hero. Have even more powers was willing to give the Brown was willing to give him and told you. I close trying to partake all with the he would go stand in the corner. You saw skip. Lebron goes stand in the corner coury dance on okay? But he needed to dance on because he needed a closer in Kyrie did close for him. But that's all kyri had to worry about doing is. I'm just close. I don't have to lead. I don't have to deal with the media. I'll just close UK close when you fix you. See you see what's trying to do. See skip wants to everybody to save this LeBron legacy. See carry that guy supposedly saved a drowning man, but he couldn't swim and Phil and couldn't say himself because he went to Boston the very situation the ads for and guess what? More overhead. He couldn't come up out of. No, that's a whole different thing. That's a whole different kind of swimming. That you're talking about is to lead. Yeah. I'm gonna give kyri this because obviously didn't do a great job leading this year. But they were in a tough situation because when you got a bunch of young guys on rookie deals Jason Tatum. Jaylen brown. They Terry Rozier their main priority as much as they wanna win and on that to show that I'm a star. So I can get mad dollars deal or lows, and so that's a conflict that he had to deal with that that can't be time. Plus what in the locker what they were without him. Right. Look at all the shots that drain them Brown, and Jason Tatum rose, you got wing cow rewards, and they're now he comes in. And you get rose you're going back to the bench, you Jalen Brown time with coming off the bench. Wait a minute. We went to game seven Eastern Conference final. Did you say what? And now he comes back. Did you hear what Rozier told Yahoo after they just lost the Milwaukee? He said, I'm one of the best point guards in the league. He didn't say I'm like, I should be. Started. Right. I'm one of the best point guards. Nobody sacrifices much as me. So that's the type attention that you had in that situation. If Kyrie could lived up over the last four games, he shot the ball all time bad. It's historically bad. What he did if he had rose and shown and started making his threes, then we wouldn't be having this conversation, but he flamed out of notion. Now that these great young talent becomes remember? They got Jason Taylor, and Jaylen Brown now all of a sudden what makes the pelican while those guys? Unless you think they all got that? They got rushed into the background by guy who who tried to take the team over in failed to lead it and Griffin knows kyri as well as anybody. I know he likes him. But he might have extra insight on how much thinks kyri was apart. At all. I know is that all of a sudden Jason Tatum doesn't look like, oh, he's so much better than Kyle. Kuzma, all of a sudden, Jaylen Brown, doesn't look he's so much better than Brandon Ingram. I wish show about that one the problem. The Lakers guys voted to air their value has. Also is not also it went all the bronze on the call. All in all his you know, what you're sixteen in the man average more points rebounds, analysts been k b ankle. But that's none of my I don't even know why brought that up and h thirty four Michael Jordan and LeBron was thirty four this year. Michael Jordan won the scoring title was first team all defense. So thirty four doing that skip because you know, LeBron hip played the equivalent of three more season, the fiery man, he is he's the fittest. According to you, the finished athlete ever. See isn't a million a year on his okay, right? Yes. So how can you start wearing out your only thirty four? Okay. We'll came into Rams missing the playoffs. Yeah. So it happens. It happens. Skipping injury happens. But even when he was healthy. His all the numbers are career lows Roker all level numbers. No, no, I don't need. I don't need to go college graduate high school, if I levels number say twenty seven eight stepped up clear when United step over clever to name a guy that would like number. I care about is in the games. He played they were twenty eight and twenty seven where he liked that twenty eight and twenty seven. I wouldn't say they kiss up. I want that kind of energy. Okay. Would you say that same keep you know, LeBron is going after somebody else he was in Philadelphia during this series talking to? Why he was? Even mentioned it a couple of days yesterday. I think and then I got it confirmed yesterday. He was in Philadelphia talking about this. What's he doing there? Don't worry about you. Do your. How would you like that? Join forces. Maybe he's greasing the skids for a little deal where he gets traded to Philly. Is that poss- known? Brought that up. Yes. No, be a good basketball. Yeah. He wants to stay over to Twitter three. Yeah. You. Content. Although what what what would this this seven this year O'day drop down when they probably miss the playoffs. I don't think they Sean say Murray back emerging. You want to be the best backward. Every Dame's each every tired. Steph acclaiming defense to play both ways. And I would love it. If number two got caught in the crossfire of being the scapegoat for the Los Angeles lake your Chris every time India will Braun it's not his fault. Here's the thing. Lebron can do all the recruiting. He wants guys, but there is drama with the Lakers. You know, what there's actually a protest going on this afternoon, so Shannon. I don't I'm not sure if you're heading there. We're going to talk about what the fans are doing this afternoon. We'll discuss that you'll be. Now. Hearing the latest on the Lakers soap opera, a rally as actually scheduled outside of staple center later today to protest genie buses decision making the amount of influence, Kurt Linda Rambus have had on the team. Now Yahoo's, Vincent. Goodwill says genie should sell the franchise writing quote, the favor daughter of the late. Dr Jerry Buss seems clueless in how to lead this is a mess of massive proportions and headed into free agency. It's the worst possible. Look for a franchise trying to attract star free agents and resemble a model sable organization. Shannon had the Lakers hit rock model voi- answer. Yes, or no. I agree with everything that Uelmen wrote to answer that question. Yes. But here's the thing. No. How do I see this? Here is not gonna even get even worse. My that process. -bility we're about to have the the draft order announce no head coach. And then what thread you wanna come into comedies monks? Give she does it in. This is what happens when you have people in positions that they're unqualified the whole. Yeah. This is what you get lending Kurt Rambis should not be involved in this decision. Making rob linka should've never got the job Janney. I got the job because she's the daughter of the Dan that owned the team in this in this where we are. I mean, can you imagine when Dr bus was alive? They haven't protest because the organization is being so poorly run. I mean, I don't even know if they had a protest when Jim that just lets, you know, I don't even believe they had a protest jam was running the team. I don't remember one fan. So now, oh Julie going to bring stability. She's so much better rid. I can't tell I better not hear I heard what they told me. But I know what I see mass mass. That's what they got going on here skip Bayless. And I you know, what is a matter of fact, I need to get out of here. 'cause I didn't make sure I make trip I'm heading down. There will be right out there with me a sign are you? He shouldn't leave leaving money yet with my my LeBron jersey. I gotta take it out the frame autograph. Really? What you're sighing say like throw Jeanie under the bus or something like that. Genie must go. Jeannie musk's? Okay. Linda, Kurt you. Okay. It has come to this. For LeBron James. He is now playing for a franchise whose fans are staging a protest in the parking lot outside that franchises famed arena in which championships have been won. Yes. How could it come to that for even for LeBron? He didn't sign up for this. I still feel sorry for him in. I feel sorry for those fans who are protesting because I've been through this before with Jerry Jones in the dry years dry whole years in Dallas. I've seen it happen with James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks. These are all family held businesses. And the problem is for the fans, they're not government offices. You can't vote genie out of her office. Right. You can't because she owns it. And she still I'm pretty sure loves owning it even though it can be a lot of shame heaped on you. They're going to be some nights. When you go to a restaurant when people are. Going to heckle you or particularly here. Shame with that money. Okay. Which brings me to the bottom line. This the only way to really drive home your protest, if you're a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers is unfortunately to quit watching and buying the Lakers. Right. That's the only way you can really drive at home and have impact is if enough fan say we won't watch anymore. We will quit buying Laker gear anymore. In overtime. We won't go to the games anymore. We won't buy tickets anymore. If the building gets half empty and the TV ratings plunge trust me, she'll be in trouble sh she'll have to sell at some point because she'll have to admit I'm losing too much money. Is that going to happen? No. It's not going to happen. Because the these diehard fans, they can't quit watching. They just wanted to change. They want genie out genie is not going anywhere. She went to court to aalst all of her brothers. That's how she sees control. Roll franchise. And I think she's having the time of her life. How how about how about we don't want to out? How about we want to out of the way how about that? Well, get out just got higher. Why won't you hire? Someone that's not your friend and not the not the your friend's husband. That's gonna make decisions in the best interest. See they're gonna tell genie. What she wants to hear not what Jeannie needs to know. There's the difference between the two and so most times when people become successful. If you don't hire your best friend and put him in a title. They're unqualified to have. Okay. Hire people that have your best interest. I heart. I got it for years. Cowboy fans have nearly rioted over Jerry bring in somebody who knows football to run. This franchise you need to fire yourself from being the G GM, this friend right is, but I will give Jerry this, and I've always definitive on this count. He did play college football at the highest level. And he was on a national championship team as a starter at offense guard the sixty fifty four fifty four Jimmy Johnson on that team. But they were started for team that won the national championship by vote. Days my vote, but but still he at least did that much. So has he made some bad decisions? Yes. As he hired a great draft master, and we'll McClay that sort of changed life inside the franchise because there was a loaf new Jimmy Johnson. Yeah. And then you saw when he fired Jim in he took over and now usually the will McClay years. So you see the difference in between. He and Barry Switzer did win a championship together. With obviously a lot of players picked in school, by Jim the exception of Larry Allen, most of the player. I will give you that. But the problem is people want to Jerry out for years and having too much fun. What John he's known. Hey, trust me genie's having too much fun right now because she's become the primary decision-maker with Linda Rambus and Kurt for the Los Angeles. Lakers. You don't think that's a rush? You don't think this is this is the time of her life. Say goodbye mosquito Jerry Jones own with this head the same with worth the same amount. And he didn't own the Cowboys with anybody know who he was. Okay. Well, that's why he bought the Cowboys. I wrote a whole book about this nine hundred eighty nine he was making millions and oil fields. He was striking rich left, and right, and he went to an oil and gas convention in cobblestone Lucas and he woke up one morning, and he just said my life is just empty. There's no fun here because you can only make so much money, and he her he read a little blurb in the San Diego union Tribune that the Cowboys for sale and he called me. York from Kabo and said, hey, I hear that called Salma brothers who were the brokers for the Cowboys sale. I hear the teams for sale I'm going to buy it. The guy laughed at him on the phone. But he did he pulled it off. Okay. So in his life change much for the better. You don't think he's had a whole lot more fun. Owning the Dallas Cowboys. He spent a hundred and thirty million abide is worth five billion. That's a whole nother issue. You're making even more money running the Cowboys. They just got we've seen you seeing that Steve bomber the late Paul Allen. We STAN Kroenke seen a, Sean. These guys were billions. But we would know who they I mean, unless you that top guy, you know, the Bill Gates Jeff bay guide to your hundred million ninety billion. But you get that little that when I say small rain, you get ten billion to five billion. Notes OJ JJ ain't got no b but they know Shay team sooner what what kind of. All aboard the team uniform porno team fan well enjoy that rally today chance. No if you're not just well received. Tony Romo is the honors way to being a two sport. Dr. All right. Here's the thing. Guys. Tony Romo is on. The course right now at the Byron Nelson in Dallas Romo is even par through six holes. But he's still just in one hundred forty six place yesterday. He shot a seventy six which included chip in for eagle before. The chairman started though, Romo had ten thousand one odds to win but forty six people actually bet on Tony through super book USA, which was the most of any gopher Sheehan. Are you surprised by all the attention Romo is getting no four to six people donated to worthy calls, they Vegas. They call. It Betty I call it donating because twenty role but was not going to win that tournament. So Vegas is a worthy. Call. To they're worthy. No, I'm not surprised Tony Romo play quarterback for the Dallas cowboy he was a very very popular quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL he's very good at what he does. Now. I don't hear him broadcast. I don't listen to the sound. But you tell me he's very good at what he is. Really good. But you know, what? So no, I am not surprised when we see athletes go because remember Steph curry tried to make the cut I think it was on the dot com. Tour a lower level or not it wasn't web dot web dot com. The last two years right event in the bay area. Right. So so I'm not surprised is going to go on a lot of attention. Because when we look at an athlete, we like, we do this all the time Westbrook would have made a heck of a running back or db. This guy would have been a heck of this or heck with that. So we want to see guys branch outside the sport they play and see. But skip this is a different animal. My brother's avid avid golfer plays all the time. And as he's he's like. He's like bra is like the guy at the local blacktop if really really good. But when he goes up against a pro that's a whole different ballgame. Now, get this all skill Buttle Watson, ROY macaroni Tiger Woods. That's all they do. So you think there's just like Bubba Watson can catch a pass. And he might be good for golfer that catching passing, but he may not Tony Romo might be goodbye. Golfing standards for normal guy that goes out there and plays with his buddies. He's really good by those standards. Really good. When you go play with those goals do that guy to do that for Levin. They beat the brakes. I'm amazed that right here right now as we speak. There are seven players at a professional golf tournament in Dallas, Texas that are worse on the scoreboard. Then then Tony Romo is. That's that's really great. And it's also really really bad. So here's what just kills me about this. I turn on that term. Because you know, I'm a golf nut yesterday to watch on the golf channel tournament that I covered for years in Dallas called the Byron Nelson. Classic. And it's now moved to a course that Tony belongs to call trinity forest. And it's a brand new course in south Dallas. And so he's a member there. So he really knows this core. You got that? And what do I see yesterday as the coverage opens guess who the Tiger Woods was yesterday? The Byron Nelson Classic. It wasn't a pro golfer. It was a quote unquote amateur named Tony Romo. They followed him every shot the whole day like tiger. He was having the tiger affect on the Byron Nelson because he's become a much bigger celebrity post cowboy playing days, then he was as the cowboy quarterback do you realize for years? I just railed on TV at my quarterback. Remember, he's my starting quarterback for ten. Ten years Tony Romo every year. Almost every year. He tried to qualify for the United States Open. It's hard because golf as you. Well know is the most time consuming sport of all there's nothing close to how much time you have to put in to practicing. You're putting in your chipping and your short irons, and your long irons and your hybrids, and your driver. It's just so much work. And yet he's obsessed with golf and it killed his football career. Agree. He cared more about golf than he did. And now we're seeing on full display live TV on via CBS every Sunday afternoon. His high football, I IQ, unfortunately, it wasn't attached to any better judgment on the football field because he would see it and feel it the right way. And he would see it before it happened. And then he'd say, but I think I'll try this. No, don't try that. Don't throw that. You would think for someone that could call it diagnose the play. Yeah. What are you getting pig? Why don't hitting? Thank you. That's the whole point. Now, he's a star for his football accurate when he never was as a Dallas cowboy, and it just kills me that he's become such a celebrity because nobody except me really cared about him trying to qualify for the US open. Now, he's become the darling of the Gulf crowd. Then he's a really good player is a really good point. Good. So. How? Hey, but but Steph two years ago, it's called the Ellie Mae classics web dot com. It's the minor league this but Steph went seventy four seventy four and he tied for one forty eight. But for me to go out there and shots shoot seventy four. So that's really good really gone. Okay. But it's not really good in this. The reason why they're call pros. But Tony every time I read an interview he's he's got this dream in his head like he's going to pull this off. He's going to become a real player is attention his competitiveness somewhere. Good golfer. He's a little busy right now. Doing something else will lead the warriors to a win tonight. Final topic of the day. The rockets are in a must win situation tonight in game six against warriors. Golden State is up three too. But they will be without Katie. The rockets are perfect at home so far in the playoffs, and they're a seven point favorite, so Shannon. What will be the final score tonight? The rockets get them scale better some going what eighteen to one twelve rockets. Get a win stave off elimination and head to the bear your game seven one eighteen is a lot of points. Who's going to be scoring all those points. What you think is gonna be a ninety point ball game. I think they're gonna have our time breaking a hundred. I'm going to say what I'm going to say would no conviction. I believe that the rockets as they did at home in games three and four especially four. We'll try to turn this into a football a basketball game. I think there's going to be a whole lot of bumping and grinding a whole lot of extreme physicality. And I do not trust James harden to come up big tonight. I do not trust state farm insurance to come up big. I'm not sure about him. So they need X factors. They need Gerald green to come off the bench and make five threes. They need my man. Austin rivers to make four threes. They need tucked to make three threes. And we'll get to one hundred eighteen I'm gonna go lower scoring. I'll go one twelve one eight and that was the score of game. Now. Got it again. Thank you for listening to the speed podcast. I'm Jenny Taft. Keep an eye out for the weekend addition of the podcast tomorrow morning featuring this week's best segments. Have a great weekend. Everyone. Of money. Of one.

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Hour 2: How Deep Can They Go?

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Hour 2: How Deep Can They Go?

"Terrance Crawford defeated Amir Khan Saturday to retain the WBO welterweight title cropper kept his title con wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round. Now, everyone is hoping that Crawford takes on undefeated aero, spins junior in his next fight. You hear both fighters are in the top five of ESPN's pound for pound rankings and potential matchup between the two fighters would be an absolute must watch of it. Welcome back to I take. We're coming to you live above the river deck appear seventeen brought to you by chase. Now. Stephen if we got this mega fight Crawford, and Spence who do you think should be favored? You know? Y'all. Remember Magic Johnson years ago when he was at the Julio, Cesar Chavez versus personnel Whitaker fightback. And and he was asked to pick between the two magic was like Cornell these that. But knows my boy, but says it's a bad, man. But pronouncement board. I can't I can't that's how homos feel about this. Now, we'll say this narrow Spence is a natural well to wait. I think he's bigger and stronger, and because of that he deserves to be the favorite my hesitancy and my loan as outside of the greatness of Crawford is the fact that. I thought he should have been able to take a smaller Mikey Garcia any didn't. So you couldn't take out Mikey Garcia. I don't think you take out Crawford, which we go come out to a box of match, and I consider Crawford superior boxer. But Matt as the pickup, I'm a role with spits for the moment. I'm gonna roll with spent for the moment decision. It's to him again, and partly that's because what we saw Spence do against Mike Garcia. We already saw Spence. Go over seas to fight kell brook in front of a huge hostile crowd and Cal Brooke very good fighter. Giving some some rough moments and Spence came through. And he uses his athletic ability to physically punish his opponent. He applies his skills and his power aggressively. We've seen him do all that stuff but against Mike who's an excellent boxer. But from a smaller week class. We saw Spence fight a technically perfect fight southpaw jab in defense using his reach and. Size. Mike, you couldn't touch them Spence pitched a shutout. I was actually very impressed and thought he went from Crawford opponent who's the best available opponent to about fifty fifty in the end. I take Crawford. You bring up personnel Whitaker. Stephen. And that's partly. Why Crawford is not only switch hitter. The best since Marvin Hagler or maybe Mickey Mantle can fight orthodox or south pole. He not only has boxing skills defense and speed, but punching power head and body both hands forward backward side to side. This guy is a fighter. But in addition to all that is one of the meanest little suckers, you oversee in a boxing ring. He has a stair like Sonny liston, Stephen. He's a bully like that. But he's really with character. So so let into a guy like that who wants to punish you who who is who as the meanness of Crawford. I believe in this fight that will be difference. And I like Crawford, and it's a tough call. But I like. Crawford. First of all first of all try to short your answers when it comes to box because I'm coming to you to ask you more. What gets you ain't give me enough time to ask the question. You talk about Cal Brooklyn England. I didn't see aerospace have trouble with Cal Brooklyn England. But I will ask you this. When you talk about aerospace, and what you love technically, it didn't bother you that Mikey Garcia survived does twelve rounds. When you consider what Crawford with bring to the table, which I think would be elevated above whatever might be the break. I think he spent would have been even more impressive had he stopped Mikey leap. But Mikey after about six rounds. He dared to be good on that night moving up to challenge, Spence, but he didn't dare to be great after about six round, Spence convinced Mikey. He couldn't win. Mikey was no longer fighting to win. But when you have a highly skilled fighter looking to survive, the back half of the fight tough to take them out. Mike is a great. Fighter. He got a great welterweight. God to see that. Because you're saying he was trying to survive 'cause it win. That's different. I got it. I got it. We got you got a bye margin. And you hate it. You got Spence? You got Crawford soreness. All right. Let's go everybody. I'm molly. Karen? You listening to the first take podcast. I love that Dollar Shave Club has everything I need to look feel and smell my very very best. When I love even more is the fact that I never have to go to a store have you covered head to toe for your hair for skin for your face. You name it they haven't. 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Combining home and auto with state farm gets you great coverage for less combining nineties and being with state farm radio as gets you. This champ covered for. John. For more coverage. Visit state bonds. Game four between the Sixers and the nets in Brooklyn got little hate it on Saturday. Jared dozen Jimmy Butler were jetted in the third quarter. After Dudley shove Joel Embiid and players from both teams had be separated by the officials and bead not holding back punches though in his post-game comments. Office. And when you know upon us on again trying to do stuff that as get us out of the game. I thought a situation I just gotta stick on. Then be mature of if money's worth a little bit more on that push push him that day. I mean, he didn't phone down. If anything I fell down. But it's a certain thing for the league to have to look at that. Like, I say Joan be second the league and flagrant fouls. He just got Feiger one almost hitting the guy. I mean, if it would have been if he was sold in a little bit more falling down that was a crucible laughing about it. No fine. Got him works. Anything? I should have got him worse and bead calling Dudley. Nobody as part of the whole fo fallout from the incident. Nets GM Sean marks was suspended one game and fined twenty five thousand dollars because he entered the official's locker room after the nets lost now Dudley and Butler were both also fined Philly after all over has a commanding three one lead in that series. Stephen, how far do you think a healthy? Embiid can take the Sixers in this postseason. I think a healthy Joel Embiid can take the Sixers as far as the conference finals. That's my personal belief because I think they'd have shot against Toronto Toronto's going against an Orlando. Magic team this guy young athletes don't really know how to play as well as they will. They've got a lot of improved. They're going to be vastly improved team in the years to come. I like what they're doing in Orlando put they're clearly young. And then not ready yet. When I look at Toronto, obviously, a wildland looks absolutely big time deserves our respect and PASCAL Siaka is my is my most improved player of the year eases special, dude, but I still see them bona Rable when you talk about healthy Joel and be who has a bit healthy who missed game three. And Obama the way still is average twenty five and thirteen in this series. Joel Embiid is big time. We need to recognize that the comments about Jared Dudley. Some people are taking back by. Or whatever I'm not is to heat a competition. I don't mind them talking as long as they don't engage if fisticuffs even though I think the Jared Dudley is somebody to be respecting he's been in leaf over thirteen years. He's been a contributor. He hasn't been a star by any stretch of imagination. But he's not a scrub and some of the things that he said is quite frankly on point. But in the end, he is no Joel Embiid. Most people are not and I look at more. So the vulnerability of the Eastern Conference, which I think is relatively wide open and then a wide open Eastern Conference. When you've got somebody like Embiid, healthy not injured, but healthy of Embi wha healthy. And you don't have to worry about him missing gains. And he can average at least thirty five thirty three to thirty five minutes a game. Oh year that do can carry this particular team to the conference finals well by healthy. It's Joel Embiid healthy. We're not pretending. He's another guy. I mean, the reason he was third picking the drafters Inge. Concerns? He's still yet to play even seventy games in a season and the way that manifest itself in the playoffs is not just missing game. It's games. It's he'll never be able to get himself into the kind of playoff shape, but he clearly wants to be into these very willing defender as a lot of pride in his defense and plays when he's on the floor practically MVP level, but the difference is that the injuries hold them back in preparation for the game too. We can't pretend all the sudden he's perfectly healthy player when we see healthy. We mean, he can play in all the games that's not gonna be enough to overcome the Sixers lack of depth against the Toronto team who couldn't get it done last year, not just because LeBron was in their heads. But because their best player demar derozen wasn't good enough to be the best player on the team that got past LeBron James Leonard, his cO letters teams already. He's already been on a team where he was the finals MVP because of the defense he played on the Brian James also as the number one option on offense, and he is on a really good. And deep team you mentioned Siaka Baca can still play. You know, you talk about Kyle Larry van Vliet can play. They have just guy after guy on that team. You who do you want to guard, you know, not just NB Bogue on right? He can he can score to how about Mark assault. Does that do it for you? They got they just got a lot of depth on that Toronto team. They have a system that works, and they have a lead player of best player who is capable because we've already seen of being the best player in championship team in even with a healthy MB Dan getting past the the raptors. Well, first of all couple of things number one. Nobody's pretending Joel and be healthy. He missed game three. It was a question as to whether or not he was going to play a game for before they played. I'm just answering the question of what a healthy and be can do. That's number one number two where we talk about the Toronto Raptors, I'm not talking about their personnel. I'm talking about what I see their personnel having done and the first round of this playoff series. They seem to rely heavily on a Kawai Siaka more. So than anything else. I don't think that would necessarily work against the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers I think when you look at healthy in being which is not the case. But then you combine that with Tobias Harris eighteen points per game. Forty eight percent shooting a Jimmy Butler eighteen points per game. Forty seven percent shooting JJ Rettig eighteen points per game. Ben Simmons capable of a triple double at any given moment there are questions about their debt. But you look at the size the F lettuces them, the youth of the Philadelphia seventy six. I don't I think there were significant upgrades to the Orlando Magic. So when you see what Toronto is doing? I'm making the proclamation that I don't think that's Pacific strategy would work against these seventy Sixers in these player in these playoffs. The seventy Sixers still don't have a fully mature, Ben Simmons. They also have a huge defensive liability as I've been saying all along in JJ Rettig, that's actually one of their two achilles. Heels as much as if Ben Simmons had a jump shot. They be on beatable. He doesn't right now we're dealing with this version of which is still excellent redick's defenses killing them off the bench. They got nothing like I love TJ McConnell for fifteen eighteen minutes. But the defender walks away from him, he's no threat from the outside. And he's a little as you would say a relatively miniature guy. Right. So the lack of death on that team. Maybe if Simmons were already in his prime and bead was not missing any games in these playoffs. Maybe Stephen and. Even then maybe they could overcome this, very good and deep raptors team. But that's not the only the only the one that. Because see I don't disagree with if you breaking down and you're talking about these sixes because in beat is not nearly one hundred percent. But what I'm saying to you is that the question that needs to be asked. If in bead were a hundred percent, do you think him in combo with the four or the starters would be able to offset? What you're saying about the Philadelphia seventy Sixers bench. I don't not yet. And I think they would because of the acquisition of not yet. Well, the I think if it'd be what healthy it would be enough now because to me to me a year from now, Colin at stain Toronto even more potent than they are right now right now, I think the voter, and I think that the federal that you talk about JJ Rettig is offset by Lowery and van Vliet Boule B two guys. I think he could defend you talked about a punchers chance. The raptors have punch. Hunters chance this year. You know, they don't have any of JJ wrecks on the team. They're three guys three and DUI and Danny green, even when he scores. No points. They win. You think Danny Green's not gonna have any good games? This postseason. Let's leave this here for this moment. The Sixers still have to deal with the nets. And for what it's worth, we should note this that the NBA came out. And it's last two minutes report and noted that Jared Allen was fouled at the end of the game. It could have impacted that last game between the Sixers on down. Joe L they need to take that they need to take back the suspension the show marks. That's right. That's right point. I don't know if you're allowed to go into the locker room after the game invoice that mmediately, but he was right. Is your his point was right? Sportscenter right now, I'm Victoria Arlen. Celtics sweep with the Pacers. Just their second postseason sweep and thirty four series. Larry Bird retired following the nineteen nineteen season. And for Boston four Gordon Hayward. It was a hometown affair the Vienna. Native came off the vengeance. Scored a team high twenty points. Celtics are now seven oh this season. When Hayward scores at least twenty points plots entire bench came up big Sunday shooting sixty nine percent from the field. Kyri Irving's teams are now sixteen and Owen first round games that he played him. He joined three Jabbar as the only two NBA players since nineteen Eighty-four to play at least ten first round games and not one. That's according to alive, and the Celtics await the winner of the pistons bucks series, which the bucks LeBron oh aimed for its night in Detroit. The walkie one two of its three meetings with Foshan this season teams were known for office during the season, but the Celtics shot just forty percent and their matchups with Milwaukee. But series should be close one. Outscored the Celtics by three point three points per game. Their lowest point differential against an Eastern Conference opponent. Now, let's toss it back to I take. So the Celtics make easy work of a Victor, Ola depot. Lewis Pacers Boston second round opponent will likely be the bucks who can close out the pistons tonight. Max, I heard you just a moment ago? We're talking about the raptors you said, something interesting. I think you said you gave him a punchers chance against the warriors tonight. I gotta ask you after what Boston is done are the Celtics best suited to take down the warriors from the east not best suited, although on paper when the season began. I thought probably they were if they got there, even though I like the raptors over them. I thought stylistically they have kyri leading them and other guys with upside who could match up well, and it's nothing against the Celtics. I still think that they can reach some version of their potential this playoffs. We're starting to see them gel nothing against the Celtics. And I ain't even take my rafters which might preseason pick. Ladies and gentlemen. Do you see what the freak is doing Milwaukee? Do you see the team they surrounded him with let me just run this down for you real quick because they try. For marriage, still not physically, right? So contin getting his minutes who is a bowler. Who's an athlete Bledsoe an athlete? I'm not even gonna talk about those two guys on this team is delic- excuse me this delicate Holzer surrounded the Greek freak with. Position by position brogden, assuming brogden health fifty forty ninety twenty points a game any plays defense. Steph curry with boogie on the court. There was something recently had a stroke had Stephen Steph curry his physical profiles brogden with boogie on the court meeting. He's not as good as normally is. But brogden is essentially Steph Korean on the brogden really really good, and he can shoot it stopped me when I get to a guy who can't shoot the lights out and play defense Middleton because that's the two if the freak is playing three marriage would be the four who's an underrated defender, and can obviously shoot and Lopez plays the five who can shoot the lights out for five six seven game hits him in a good clip, and can defend the rim. Where's the weakness? And if you need someone else to create off the dribble and get you penetration. And also defend I mentioned Bledsoe. It's and I think the freak is the best player in the game into the combo. It's nothing against. Stephen A. It's nothing against my pick. The rockets. It's here comes Milwaukee. They have the best chance at of any team in the east to beat the warriors. Well, what I think is important for viewers to recognize the fact that I'm not disagreeing with your breakdown of what Milwaukee brings to the table. My only issue is that just like you can sit up and say you need to see what heart and does and the playoffs. I need to see what Milwaukee doesn't a place as far as I'm concerned max, the Milwaukee Bucks had a first round. Bye Blake Griffin and play the first two games. And even though he played the third game. Let's not talk about the Detroit business. They're just not on the level of the Milwaukee Bucks right now. As far as I said, the Milwaukee Bucks had a bye and one could argue the same when it comes to the Boston Celtics because Indiana didn't have victim Ola depot who we wish a speedy recovery to after his achilles heel the knee injury, rather. But here's the reality of the situation. The reason why I refuse to jump off the Boston Celtics bandwagon, and I refuse to designate another team better suited to compete with the warriors than anybody else in the Eastern Conference one of the things reasons why because what they did in the first round is what I. I've been waiting for from them all season long. You know, remember, I've been very public about my comments that you know, Boston's coach Brad Stevens made a huge mistake by just inserting. Gordon? Hayward into the starting at the beginning of the season that divided the team some degree anyone out of court played together in this possible to root against Gordon Hayward. But make no mistake about it. A lot of people will put up about Gordon Hayward wasn't ready. Everybody knew it, and he had no business doing that. Because it really said team in the wrong direction. Having said all of that, we've passports and now that's all gone that's water under the bridge. And what we're looking at the Boston Celtics squad right now what they're doing. Cari, Irvine twenty two percent from three Jason Tatum? Fifty three percent from three Gordon Hayward. Forty four percent from three Jalen Brown. Forty two point nine percent from three point range when we look at it from that perspective in the Morris. Thirty five percent from three point range a Boston Celtics team that. Heady perimeter shots put tick Yuli threes can compete with anybody in the Eastern Conference because they have the youth any athleticism and the closer inquiry Irvine when necessary to pull it off. And that is why I'm not jumping off the Boston Celtics band. Well, I'll tell you what as as bad as the first round of these play offs have been they've been boring Nola Braun obvious outcomes of the series. That's how good the second round is going to be you got four like titans in the east going at it. Now, even the Sixers who were kind of discounting you can't put it past them. I don't believe in them yet. But you can't put it passing. They have that kind of upside on their top talent. And even in the west of the get Golden State Houston. Do you know how epic the second round of the playoffs is about to be epic? The best second round in years. Just heard this from you. So I can do your rankings. You said with all due respect to your rockets, and you also put the raptors behind the buck. So you have the. Chance in the entire NBA being given to the Bucknell take down the rocket. No, I made the more years. I give the rockets the best shock. It's rockets. One rockets one in the east, it would be bucks one raptors to Celtics three and all of those follow the rockets in order after that you made the qualification of the east when you said the Celtics best chance to take on the warriors. You said in the east the Celtics behind the rockets and your pecking order as well. Correct. Correct. All right there, we have it. So max, you go rockets then box raptors, correct Celtics, and I don't give the six and everybody saying number one and then disagreement on the east. Okay. All right. We gotta guys who got rank. And now, we can hold you to it. Hey, it's Dan Patrick here to tell you about the Dan Patrick school. Sportscasting I've teamed up with poll sale university to create a sports casting bachelor's degree you work both on and behind the cameras and you build skills for the future of sports. So you can connect with audiences. No matter where they are or how they're to Ning in learn more about full sail. Universities, Dan, Patrick school sports sportscasting by going to full sail dot EDU slash, Dan. Patrick school. So the Philadelphia Flyers had decided to take down a statue of Kate. Smith a singer from the nineteen thirties due to the revelation of some lyrics discovered from songs back in that timeframe published back in the nineteen thirties. He's been singing or rather recording her version of God bless America has been playing at both Yankee Stadium and in Philadelphia at flyers games for some years. And as you heard me mentioned, the flyers also had a statue of Kate. Smith out in front of her studying that was at first covered up and now has been removed in the wake of the revelation of these lyrics from the nineteen thirties. Stephen aid. Is it fair to say this removal of the statute, the removal of the song? God bless America. Her version from the libraries of both of these teams is an overreaction. It's not an overreaction. She they needed to cover the statue. And as far as I'm concerned, you know, you shouldn't be playing her rendition of God bless America. It's not to sit up there and denigrate Hong whatever these lyrics were and the things that she was doing outside of that was in the nineteen thirties and nineteen forties. It was clearly a different time. But a highly sensitive highly sensitive time, especially back then as well. And I think what we need to recognize the fact that you know, what we can sit up. We could talk about how society has advanced and things are incredibly offensive as of now. But who's to say that it was not offensive back, then they were black people alive and and living back, then that will enduring far more racist things than we're subjected to at least overtly in this day and age, so when you take that into consideration, and you listen to the lyrics of some of our songs, and then you recognize the fact that this is her, and she is now associated with it would be one thing to have. Problem with the song. God bless America. Just because she sang it. It's another thing entirely when you're looking at the individual that singing that so on this plenty of people who sing that song their opinion, plenty of people who are capable of singing that song. Once it is revealed who she is. And you see some of the lyrics of some of the things that she has spewed in the past like, for example, this that's why darkies will born someone to pick the cotton and somewhat had to pick the corn someone had to slave and be able to thing when you are associated with lyrics like that. Then you're singing, God bless America. And we know who you are. It's anonymous with you a nets problem. Now, we didn't know who you are. And we just heard you singing the Saul. And you're a good luck charm for the Philadelphia Flyers as you had been for years, and you're synonymous with that song only that would be a different ballgame. But now the cats out of the bag. Everybody knows exactly who she is. Or who she was rather. Because she passed away in nineteen eighty six. Everybody knows what she's been synonymous with which wasn't flattering to the African American community. And as a result. I think that you need to dismiss remove yourself from that kind of sociation. So I have no problem with the Yankees the flyers or anybody else refusing the play that rendition any longer because to think about it when she singing, it is to think about the other things that we would rather not think about I don't think it's an overreaction, and I'm sensitive to this issue that nowadays, the PC culture run amok, especially people who are groups of people who've been marginalized but coming into the mainstream. We're looking at our history and saying, well, wait a minute. A lot of our traditions that people like just inertia, we've already we've always done them. And then they become sentimental to us. Also, we don't like all this stuff changing. But many groups were offended by a lot of the stuff that people find traditional and kind of warming to their heart because they're used to it now. And yet I am. Sensitive to this idea, especially with social media nowadays, you can unearth controversies in people's past and use that as a way to kind of erase them from our culture. So I get it. I get the sensiti sensitivity to it. This is not like Wagner the composer. Who is notorious racist anti Semite, not listening to his music that would be ridiculous, right because the music has intrinsic value and his views were not part of his work. Really? They were separate from that work or Lenny rife, install the director who made a triumph of the will about the Nazis. It was propaganda. And do we we don't need to celebrate the person in order to study the film and say, okay here is film technique or even at yet kind the great chess player who was also a notorious anti Semite, but had great chess games supposed to not study chess games. No. This is different. This is different because we are here playing her music. And in her catalog were songs, you know with terrible and racist messages. So it's not simply like well. We're going to throw out the baby with the bath water because she did some things in our personal life. We don't like or held some repugnant views. She put them out in her music and their many renditions of God bless America. That are great. Why do we need to play hers put titular Lii in a sport that wasn't integrated wasn't even integrated in nineteen forty seven. But at least they let one black dude play in nineteen forty seven. Jackie robinson. But was not wasn't more fully integrated until ten years after that in that sport. You wanna pick a specific rendition of a song by a notorious racist who put out racist music really need to do that. If we can change that tradition. If I may I just want to add a few facts and push on a question Kate Smith as you point out, Steven A published some clearly. And undebated ably racist songs, or at least one in the nineteen thirties the one you did reference. Stephen there's some question about what not that was satire because it was also sung by Paul Robinson. Who is a civil rights activists time went on. So that particular Paul Robeson, I'm sorry that particular ones there's some debate. There are some others that are there is not debate about and match you bring up other famous figures, we should just lease point these facts Kate Smith, I believe holds the record for most war bonds sold to the United States of America. She helped raise six hundred million dollars during World War Two to fight the Nazis. It would be eleven billion dollars in today's money. But here's what I have to push start with you, Stephen. We're holding a historical figure with nineteen thirties actions to modern day standards. I agree with you. They were offensive no matter what. And given the timeframe no matter the decade. However, this has no end the standards. So for example, the Philadelphia seventy Sixers have been Franklin featured in their logo. Ben Franklin was a slave owner. I think that we could all agree is more offensive even than singing racist lyrics. So should they remove Ben Franklin from their logo baseball self as you point out max and hockey itself, we're not integrated until well after Kate Smith should baseball and hockey play great pay greater penalties themselves. I I wanna know where and how you wash history. Well. Yeah. Let me answer. This question. Will I'm gonna give you perhaps one of the more, honest answers. You may not have heard from somebody in the answer is we just don't know. Because it it depends on the offended party. A lot of times. People wanna make you wanna have this standing and there's nothing against that. You wanted to like an umbrella policy for crying out loud. It's applicable to everybody. Well, guess what? You know, what if black folks find that to be highly offensive maybe back in the day? There was nothing that they could do about it at that particular moment in time. Maybe as recently as the seventies and eighties. There was nothing. They could do about it at that particular time, but somehow some way because of the heightened level of sensitivity that exist in today's society folks, finally able to do something about it. And absolutely took the opportunity to do just that there's an individual. I think he works for the New York Times by the names of Charles blow that was on the air just over the weekend. And he was talking about you know, what black people were alive back then too. And black people highly offended by certain things that may have transpired. You just couldn't find yourself in a position to do. Something about it. Because the side is a whole wasn't receptive to provoking change the way that it is now. So when you ask that question, there's no definitive answer comparing har- to a Ben Franklin like speak to an story about that. Which I am not I'm willing to concede that but the fact that Matt is is that the offending parties. In question are the ones that should be able to make that call if somebody said something offensive about the Jewish community, if they said something offensive about this llama community, if this is something offensive about the Catholic community, whatever like, we talk about Catholic priest from Tom, Tom, or whatever the case may be you know, what folks going to stand up and say the Catholics gonna stand up saying, let us judge the Jewish folks are gonna stand up and say, let us judge them. Do you know everybody it's all dependent on the one the offended Audie. This is folks of the mindset that this is a. Offensive. That is all that's needed. This is what I would say good with the bad. Will Joe attornal did a lot of great stuff? But after the dusky scandal statue has gotta come down. It's not that it obliterates the good. He did. It's that the good is weighed with the bed, and I would say that when it comes to George Washington. Benjamin Franklin we have to deal with like, it's not it's I don't think that they had raised from the history books or they're not honored for the many things they did. Because what does that mean? What does that mean deal with it? Because of the context of their time. We don't take down the statue statues of George Washington. Benjamin Franklin, however history is watching so for example, when it came to choose, and there was a war fought over it. Then the southern confederate generals should never have a statute anywhere in this country for their treason and for their fighting for slavery. They should be demonized in history and certainly never honor. Heard anywhere. That's not the case with Washington, frankly. Now, let's take let's extend this the Kate Smith the offended party at the time. African Americans had no say no voice had no ability to stop those kind of songs from being popular. But history is watching and Justice. She enjoyed great success and did many good things in her life. She is now paying because history has been watching and has her as has its I on her. She is now paying for it. So it's not a free ride forever simply because she got away with. But here's the thing. I think you're both actually advocating the same standard and Steven you put a fine point on it. You said basically when the offended party says, so even if the offended party comes decades later, and my point to you is this then nothing will survive nothing will survive because you go back. We'll hold on really quick. I can't stop right there. I have to go a little bit more. Nothing was hold on every civilization every society. Almost every individual will not survive test of futuristic, and modern standards you will wash away all of history, and as you point out all it takes day by the standard. You gave me as a Nuff people offended. Ben Franklin has got to come down. That's the way the minute. Wait. No. No, no, no will know will first of all understand the answer that I gave you was predicated on your question. If fed off of your question, that's number one, number two more importantly was dangerous about what you're saying. Will is that your own knitting the absence of an impact that both myself imacs alluded to as it pertained to the black community if somebody in this day and age took a certain position that supposedly was offensive, and we as a society with the advent of social media and beyond with the reach and the impact and the power to provoke change did nothing, then you're augument would be far more profound. Then it is when you bring up the nineteen twenties or the nineteen thirties. And you say that nothing was done about it. Max brought it up how there was a disenfranchised community relatively voiceless empowering and pretty much, you know, devoid of the ability to provoke change to that degree at that particular moment of time. I haven't had that folks that it won't change who's to say that folks the world's things around. Defended by their position live an answer. I have an answer for this will it's the perfect. The enemy of the good argument. I've heard this argument used as it relates to confederate generals. Of course, the treasonous traitors and the defenders and fighters for slavery or villains in history and should be so remembered as only as villains because the bad out is so momentous that it far outweighs anything any virtue virtue is now meaningless that is not the case with everyone. They can do bad things in the context of history, which at the time didn't seem so bad. I get that. But it's like the question the questioning was a line crossed. So for example, what you're arguing with Kate. Smith is was there line crossed? Yes. There was did people know better at the time. Sure. They did not everyone was putting out music like that not everyone was racist in the nineteen thirties. But apparently she was and she was playing to a racist audience. Now understand what you mean. And one day people will say, well, we're everyone vegetarians back. Then how dare we honor anyone from the era where they slaughtered in eight animals, and we'll say no, but back then no one I understand. But if eventually it comes to a day of reckoning, and you're still on the wrong side, then yes, you'll be so judged by his but his Franklin was not a confederate general his not only should history. Not be a race. It's an incredibly dangerous path to go about thinking it's virtuous to a race history. And let me just tell you the standard the two of you were telling me today, I'm talking about some recent vintage how are we on history? You could go back a decade a decade shift, the civil rights issue since shift the offended party, Steven if you start talking about gay rights, you will arrays history as recently as ten years history to real quick hold him to later Slater in saying those people must be what I'm saying is a race history. How how what are we doing to raise? History, but not playing Kate Smith, you were acting like she I understand what you're saying. The difference between a race and honor. I totally understand. But if you go down this path forget a race. You'll continue to malign you'll continue to Vilnai's reason to figures that I would feel slightly certain that almost everybody table would hold in high esteem and wouldn't pass the standard of the decade trashing, and will my response to that would be you act like we are denigrating this woman called Har racist, wishing bad things upon the soul of this person. No saying is that these particular these particular lyrics in her songs with inappropriate ofensive they were racist. And she is not someone who needs to be honored in this day and age period that is stopping you're stopping there. Because again to go any further is to go far deeper than we're prepared to go on this particular show. You say excuse us. She don't need to be on it in two thousand nineteen by playing her rendition of God bless America. When we're talking about America, we aspire for a better day to age of better society as a whole that what she was depicting at that time. And I would say that even go back ten years will if it's an issue of gay rights say and it was not popular enough. It wasn't polling well enough. And so public figures were against gay rights. I know ten years ago at the time could see clearly what was right, and what was wrong, and there were many people like me, even if we were in the minority, and so if people feel differently about it now that I would say good for them for growing and shame on them for the position. They held ten years in to your point, then their statues there on a riff IX should come down as well. It depends. We didn't put a case. What are you saying? We'll let me that guy. Anyway. You're asking me and max will what are you suggesting should be done? Okay. I'm suggesting it's an absolute in Uttar fool's errand to go back through history decades. Someone who's been passed away for thirty years incidents, which occurred eight decades ago, and apply modern historical standards to something you can almost reach a century. I'm suggesting that your standard yours only requires a handful of people to be a little outrage to go back and tear statues down. And I'm telling you that by your standard, President Obama's statues would not stay in to today's standards when it comes to gay rights, Stephen. What are you talking? And. Oh, that's pretty damn easy for you to say because you're not defended party. It's real easy for the person or the group. That's not the offended party to take that position. Let me let me really going Willis latching on. It will always be offended party. Stephen argument to you will latch onto it doesn't appear to be people that look like you will will latching onto look will latching on points. I'm just talking just talking about my community compared to you. That's all I meant by that statement will your latching onto the point that that Stephen made you think the threshold is too low any offended party if they're outreach if they're indignant enough can change history that is not my contention. And it's not the point. I am here. Making what I'm saying is in the nineteen thirties. If people if someone was putting out racist lyrics. Everyone was racist. Not all white people racists, but many of them were they were told oftentimes how wrong-headed there they were. It's not as though they weren't aware of this. They made their choice and by the way, black people were horribly disenfranchised and alienated and marginalized and oppressed. And now to say, well, that's the way it was then and now even with the advantage of hindsight. Well, look, yes. There was all this injustice. And well, we just gotta go along with it. Now that we can never correct anything. We can never with the vantage point of history say you know, what that that was bad. You who supported that? That was bad that argument doesn't lie with there's no debate about the nature of the songs that Kate Smith sang, no one. He's here to excuse them. When we're talking about how we treat history, and the standards we apply that way Kate Smith will why they're plenty of renditions of God bless America. Ask the Yankees. Well, they got him involved. What happened in the first quarter and a half that that you didn't get around to doing in the last two and a half quarters next question. What happened that sorta verse the reverse the tone of this game? Thanks question. We played with the venture played on him. And how did it change when when he got going in the third quarter? So the question. Not sure. So for years head coach Steve Kerr was asked about this after his game. He said, I just feel that we have to be very careful as Lee fans love the game, the social dynamic fashion, the more than anything. They love the connection. They feel to the players. I think it's important for the players to understand that. It's a key dynamic to the league. I don't think this is a healthy dynamic for this league for any player. Any team any local media any national media. Stephen do you re with Steve Kerr on this. I completely agree with him. I think is incredibly unfortunate. How Russell Westbrook is acted. He somebody that I like and at my in respect and a lot of different ways. He's a superstar talent. There's no question about that. But he can be a bit abrasive towards folks at Thomson. Clearly, that's the case when it comes to bury travel columnist in Oklahoma City. It's just uncalled for and the reason why some call pause because there are no personal questions. Here. You're talking about basketball questions being asked now is history. Back in twenty fifteen. Russell westbrook. Looked him dead in the face in the media in the locker room in front of the media said I just don't like you. And what have you, and that was dating back to two thousand fifteen there have been times when Kevin Durant was a teammate of Russell Westbrook when he came into defensive Russell Westbrook, and quite frankly, he deserved it. Because on a few occasions, there may have been people that may have been a bit ultra critical of Russell Westbrook. But nevertheless, it's about. Basketball. And I think that one of the things one of the things that I try to say a few. I've tried to say amend plays over the years is that we could always ask you something else. We could always get into personal business and ask you incredibly uncomfortable questions that I absolutely positively. None of our business, you know, and what you have some reporters of who can do that. And the reality is that when you look at today's generation of players, you're this old tra- sensitive. It's unreal. It's like the more money they've gotten the more secure. They are the more sensitive that they've become a you can't tell them nothing. And it makes no sense. My attitude is any question about the sport. You play is in line. It's a basketball question. Anything about your personal life is none of our business. You don't have to answer that. But a question about the support of basketball should be something that you. You're obligated to answer. Russell Westbrook signed the largest contract and NBA history at the time for two hundred and five million dollars, the salary kicked in the she's thirty five million dollars this year part of that is because the NBA has been able to flourish and grow because of media's participation in covering the sport people have to know that that's the kind of thing. This Kerr was alluding to. And I really wish more people heard because in case like LeBron James was not playing in this postseason, whatever let's take a moment to give LeBron James a lot of credit highly scrutinized, always the after games answering questions and literally interest questions now, Paul Russell Westbrook has one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet in your life and Paul George saying next question off of basketball. That's how bad it's gotten got answer the question. It's a basketball question answer it now. I disagree. Stephen that that reporter can ask about the personal life. Like, hey, careful could because. Okay. If the reporter does that they're playing themselves. You know, exact Russell Westbrook doesn't like the way of certain reporter covers him or feels that that reporter is being unfair. I understand that. But long as not misquoting him. The reporter is can contextualized the writer can contextualize anyway, he wants and just can't control that. Right. But so I think west could do something like answer questions the way Popovich does. So you're kind of answering the question, but not really giving the guy anything, but I think he's playing himself when he's like next question because he's he's literally not living up to his job there too. What part of a basketball players jobs answer questions the press conference. So you can say stuff like when he said, it's a good question. I don't know actually you can get away with that answer where you say what was the turning point. We just continued to play hard or something like that. That's all okay. But if you say next question, you should probably be fine for that. Because he's asking a question about the game. And you're refusing to talk to that guy, which tells me of an issue with that reporter. And that's okay. There are ways you can do that. But you can't just sit there and say next question what there are ways you could do that. Absolutely. Right. But I'm just saying to you that you know, we live in an age right now. It's not just about what Steve Kerr said. And he was absolutely right. Max think about how invasive people can be if they really really wanted to if they had no class if they had no decorum if they just wanted to hate on you, and they were out to get you and the Khanna stuff in this day and age you could print and right and talk about when it comes about when it convenient. Question. And we couldn't say anything, right? All all. I'm saying is is that you want somebody that ask you about basketball because that's what you're doing. Now anything else? Okay. Get the hell away from me. But the more questions that you get to aunts about basketball, the less you'll ever have to about anything else. And that's jaunt. We're about to run out of time fellows, but I really wanna get you on this as well. Should I be worried here? Chacao boys fans be concerned about Zeki keep posted this picture on. He was von Miller day this weekend. And some are jumping on the conclusion Zeke like packed on some pounds this off season. Elliott's way has been a little bit of an issue in the past where you think Stephen as concerning. Absolutely not. I see no difference. He looks like he always looks. He always looks pudgy. You know, what an enormous head? Okay. And then he gets on the field. Any runs roughshod over everybody. The Los Angeles Rams except the Los Angeles Rams. Play on. Except that Gable. But Elliott doesn't look any different to meet any always looking. I don't see what everybody's complaining about. You. Always looks that way Zeki showing up pictures like he's four member of day last soul. Get out of here with you come on get into shape. No, listen about that. Dude is leap. But let me show you what you would prefer. You're running back to look like. Well, okay. Awesome. What are you? That's the cue show the pictures that we had planned. Okay. Well, anyway, what you could imagine you'd be seeing a picture of saquon Barkley, and he certainly doesn't look like Zeki. Let's take. So they get yours. I asked for this right here because I picture about running back comparisons. As well that that looks like somebody in shape to me that was looking comparison don't Zeke had more rushing this year to how how is the offense of line. Was it the best football? I forgot the worst you're scrambling. Now, I forgot you're slipping. Listen say already better Iki will ever be any don't even have an offensive. I know why man's shape. Just doesn't show up on the field. Just pictures on the field. Like this Vanity Fair shoot. I believe y'all will set me up like that. I didn't know they were meeting in the morning where these things are planned and apparently afterward. We'll goes back in for meeting to well, you we'll give me a picture of Zeke. Well, played, sir. And I said can I have a picture to all I need to stance? That's all. All right, fellas. That's it for us today.

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Always an excuse

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And I know that I did some great basketball that we've got an opportunity to witnessed throughout this past week. And we'll be getting into all of the playoff matchups as the show progresses today plus getting into LeBron James and his appearance on his very own show, the shop on HBO, he had some very compelling and interesting things to say about Magic Johnson's departure from the Los Angeles Lakers organization, so abruptly about a month ago or so so we'll be talking about that as the show progresses. We'll get into all of that. Again, the number to call. It was inundate say ESPN at eight seven to nine three seven seven six time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best families best phones. Best networks, no contracts. The first order of business to get into is to the filling. Guelfi seventy Sixers up to one entering yesterday's game for Toronto Raptors ultimately losing to the raptors in this game losing to the raptors in this game, courtesy one zero one ninety six score to the Toronto Raptors a game in which a wild Linnet. Let everybody with thirty nine points and fourteen rebounds, absolutely sensational performance from Linnet, no doubt about it. And while at some point in time, we can have a discussion it warrants strong consideration. When we talk about the best place in the world. Where would we ranked koala Linnet? Some people have him number two behind K D. That would be me. Some people have him number one overall. And I can't summarily dismissed that argument. Kuwata Linnet Saint kyri, I'm co wide Linnet because the best player in the world. Some would argue again, I got a number two behind K D. But make no mistake about it. When you look at and his performance throughout this series and throughout these. Playoffs. It's nothing short of remarkable in eight playoff games. The only bad game. He had only pedestrian game. He had was the sixteen points that he dropped in game three against arlando a game which Toronto won by the way outside of that. He's had five games where he scored at least thirty three five of the eight games. He has scored at least thirty three points in this series against the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers. He's averaging thirty seven point seven this go while ended up talking about thirty nine minutes game. He's averaging actually thirty eight points, nine rebounds and four assists in four games. He is shooting sixty one percent from the field. He is shooting. Forty six percent from three point rate. These are mean, this is just a sensational performance. I mean when you listen to somebody like Jimmy Butler sit up the post game conference. No one the raw dog. And I say that complementary the raw dog that is Jimmy Butler and for him to come out and sit up there and say, this is just what he does that doesn't matter who it is against this is what he does on a night in night out basis. It speaks to the greatness of the mid range game as Huby Brown called it yesterday is flat out murder from twelve to fifteen feet from the basket. He's murderous. You can't stop them and performances of you watch landed on the floor outside of the. Ariel of salt, the Skywalker that Michael Jordan was outside of that component that doesn't necessarily coincide with wildland. It's game. Everything else. You're seeing is Jordan esque the mid range game the fall away the three point shooting. Oh, by the way, the defensive presence that he brings to the table willing to guard the opposition best offensive weapon could wind Linnet is the real deal period. And and when you look at him play, it is clearly justification for messiah Jerry, the general manager for the Dorando raptors willing to get rid of the Rosen and keep your in. Because regardless of what you know about damore Derosier who has no scrub who can play who had a great great relationship with his teammate Kalari. There is no question in effect that could wild Lynn, it is simply on a different level altogether from D'amoto rose, it there is no questioning that. There is no question that especially right now. And this series is tied to Toronto has regained home-court advantage. And as a result, we are the north we to north Toronto that phenomenal city. Only problem I got into Rondo to cold weather, and the fact that I gotta get to customs. That's it outside of that. I love everything about Toronto. Everything about Toronto. It's of fun nominal city. But while ended my end up leaving and we go look at Masai. We're going to be like yo was it worth it to lose the martyr Rosen. Fook awhile Lennon with Awad. It is only stay for one year and damore Derosier wanted to stay forever. These are questions that we're going to have right now another question is that while you're in New York Dick's or you're the Brooklyn nets. Then everybody's been talking about. Cari, Cari, Cari, because he's from Newark, but they're talking K D K D K D because he's looking to leave go to state. How are we not talking more about somebody landed let it 'cause could you imagine? If Kawhi Leonard team dealt with Katie I got news y'all, ladies and gentlemen, Kawai Linnet with. Kevin Durant is automatic automatic top-four championship contender automatic it. Don't even matter. What the hell you bring with them on on the squad. It doesn't even matter. What the hell you put on on the court with them? They automatically top four contender. And depending on which team if it's the clippers you favorite to win the championship university of the favorite to win at all. If those to join this clippers squad that we just saw push the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Let me tell you the, ladies and gentlemen, there's nothing to discuss if Kevin Durant and Kawhi Linnet, join Doc Rivers in LA, the Los Angeles Clippers win the championship next year. I'm here to tell you that right now, if they were to joined the Brooklyn nets, the Brooklyn nets would likely come out in the east next year. This is what we're talking about here. This how lethal that combination would be. So I would talking about Korean Kevin. Darren maybe we should have been talking about Linnet and Kevin Durant. I'm just saying these are the kind of things that we have to think about as the show progresses. But let me get to number one story that I wanted to discuss. And that would be Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers seven foot one center. Joel embiid. Ladies german. Let me bring it to you plain simple. Let me try to give it to you straight. I think they're Joel Embiid is a star. I think he's a stud. I think when healthy and focused. He's the best big man in basketball. There is no denying it. And and his skills and his potential and what he brings to the table is undeniable, but laser gentleman is a difference between potential reality as anybody here going to sit here and doubt that Nikola Jokic is having a better playoff the Joel Embiid right now against the Portland trailblazers the Denver Nuggets just tied the series to to Friday night when the different nuggets lost in quadruple overtime, one of the greatest playoff game. We'd ever seen. Nicoli joke each or Nikola Jokic know he played sixty five minutes right in sixty five minutes. And then by the way, they lose it any comes out less than forty eight hours later. And they beat the Portland droplets. He is averaging twenty six thirteen and nine he is shooting. Fifty two percent from the field at fifty seven percent for point range. Meanwhile, Jo Ellen be if you look at Joel Embiid in this series against Toronto other than game three. This brother has shot nine for forty three from the field. Game two and gain full he shot two for seven from the field in each game. Both games he claims to be sick the stomach virus in game two where he had the runs and then yesterday when he text Brett Brown at six twenty eight in the morning, according to Brett Brown to tell him that he could play before I get into all of that. Let's listen to the head coach for the Philadelphia seventy six let's listen to Brett Brown. Tell you what happened when it came to Jo Ellen be and his availability for game four of a conference semi finals game a game in which had the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers ended up winning. They will be up three one. The likelihood is that they would have won this series. It would have been on lot. And they'd be ready to go to the Eastern Conference finals. But because Joel Embiid wasn't ready to play. The series is now tied to listen to the Philadelphia seventy Sixers coach Brett Brown. Try to explain this about Joel Embiid. Listen to this. I got a text from him at six twenty AM this morning Kalemie like he didn't sleep all night. He'd really never felt this Pooley, and he was unsure coach if I'm going to play I just want to give you a heads up. I'll try, but I don't know. And you know with that started my day. Laser gentlemen. Let me break down. Yeah. I am not an MBA play. As a talent on a basketball court. I couldn't shined. Joel Embiid shoes. Okay. Yes. Two hundred and forty days out of the year. I'm here on I taking radio. But let's be fair. That's not the same as running up and down the coffee ninety four feet Fadi two games. Not. Then again, if you're joylin beat you never had to do it. Eighty two games a night season his memory. He was drafted number three overall in two thousand fourteen because of those injuries. He never played the game for two years of his career. It wasn't until twenty sixteen. And he started playing that year out of the eighty two games. The only play thirty won his second year. You only play sixty four his third year. He played sixty three. So he he played two games either. But that's neither here nor there. Let me tell you what the problem with. Joel Embiid argument, according to Brett Brown. Six twenty. The games at three thirty. That's nine hours before the game. I don't care if you got to get up because you couldn't sleep all night, and you go straight to the facilities and in order to make sure you ready your pumped with fluids medication or whatever. And you sit down on a train table and sleep before about five or six hours leading gentlemen, have y'all ever taken a moment to gauge how a little cat nap could make you feel. I have had situations in my career where I could sit up there. I could sit there, and I am completely drained exhausted devoid of any kind of energy what so ever an hour. Sleep would change my day. This man text to coach nine hours. Hours before the game to say, I might not be able to play who does that who does that. Our do you know what you doing nine hours? The you know what you could do nine hours. How many y'all operate on four or five hour sleep? I'm trying to tell you a cat nap on our can make you feel like a new, man. How 'bout four how about five? He's Joel Embiid. It's the playoffs. You try to tell me he couldn't get acidity and take and still get sick seven hour sleep. Ladies and gentlemen, you could take a net while they wrap yankus you could take a net while they give you could get you could take a now while they rubbing your knees. Pedicure Amana kill it. Doesn't matter. You could fall asleep for all of that. I would know I've done it. And I'm not some metro sexual do that needs all of that stuff. Even though it looked that way so tough because I like my massages now make no mistake about it. I like, my massages, and my head's have always been magnificent. No question about it. But my feet damn. It's needed worked from Tom, Tom. So I've had my pedicures too. I've fallen asleep during all of that all of it. I have snored while getting a pedicure. I have snored while getting a massage. Nine. No freaking hours before the game. What God you know, that is a star with tensor coach. Hours before a pivotal playoff game to say, I don't know if I could go who does that who does that? Maybe it's just me. It don't make sense to me. Yo I'm not gonna lie. I'm not an I love Joel Embiid. I really do. But I'm not buying. I'm not buying it. I want to know what you doing that. You were up all night. I want to know where you are. I'm not going down them out. Now. Even if I didn't. No, I'm not going to do that. I know that John wall for the wizards would like to convince you all that. I did that because that was his argument against me not to my face, of course, Chirpin behind my back. But I'm here to tell you I don't play that. 'cause I go out. And I don't want people broadcast personal business. So I don't roll like that. TMZ put out that video with John wall. I simply pointed out you can't have TMZ letting out videos. So now, you got somebody like him Chirpin behind my back about something. I didn't even do TMZ was responsible for that. Not me. So Joel Embiid was out. And doing whatever it was that he was doing. I still want to tell y'all like that unless it was publicized because I'm not doing that. What I will tell you. This non freaking hours before a game is plenty of Tom to overcome a lot of things you can overcome the flu you can overcome virus. You can overcome sleep deprivation, you can overcome our whole budget things we've seen people that have been incredibly hurt and got a cortisone shot and they were ready within a half hour. Who Texas the coach nine hours before game? By the way. I got another one better y'all who Texas their coaches six twenty in the morning. Take y'all, Tom. I'll wait. I'll wait who does that. Who does that is Presley when you just dropped thirty three and you were talking junk and Turpin at the opposition. No one they will come in for you this next game. It would behoove you to be ready. I have no I have no doubt that Joel Embiid got the heart and the guts to step up and handle his business. The way that we know he can because he's that special of a talent. But no one has special. He is as a talent. How do you text your coach nine hours before the game? Breath. Grounding fooling nobody he Dr. Joel Embiid out. I don't blame him. He's from the great Popovich school. Great Popovich unapologetically. If somebody ain't ready, he'll tell you. We were ready. He was ready. Now Brett Brown is far more diplomatic. The Gregg Popovich is. But he's from that tree that school that Popovich tree he used to be an assistant coach Popovich. So he ain't gonna go out of his way to be apologetic for you. When you clearly irresponsible or immature towards handling adult responsibility. If the Sixers and up losing this series, particularly if Toronto wins the series Bob protecting its home court meaning they win game. Five lose game six back in Philadelphia. And then going win game seven back in Toronto. We're gonna look to gain four win the seventy Sixers had them by the you know, what and didn't close the deal, and we're going to ask ourselves why did that happen? And you know, where we're gonna look at directly at Joel Embiid. Because he's only had one good game series game to game for he shot two or seven from the field game. One childlike five eighteen he played lights out monster game in game three we get all that. But I don't wanna hear about anybody else. Let's look at this stuff. Jimmy Butler is averaging nearly twenty three game twenty three eight the eight and five. Tobias Harris has got to play better. He's only shoot twenty five percent for three point range shot to a thirteen in game four. He's got to step up period. He's got to do it. Ben simmons. Everybody will look at Ben Simmons. They say he's only averaging ten seven and four. I'm not holding been that much accountable. We know he can't shoot. But he's not like he's choking anything like that. It's just that he can't shoot he's got to work at his shot, and because he's no threat from the perimeter offensively. You got Brett Brown plan? Ben Simmons off the ball and putting the ball. Jimmy, Butler is hands to be that supplementary point guard for you. What I look at the Sixers. They match up against the Dorato raptors I had to Dorato raptors winning the series. I hope and pray that I was wrong because I would love for the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers team that I covered for ten years to make it to the conference finals. I got a lot of friends on that six watt. A lot of friends with an Essex's organization. I root for them all the time. And I'm not apologize to anybody. But it's not gonna stop me from calling like, I see it on this particular day. I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in. Joel embiid. No. No hours before the game. You text and talk about you can't play you might not be able to play yet. You went out on the court, but you didn't show up offensively got out play by Marcus ole Siaka. I'm only had two baskets and they still won the game. I'm sorry, y'all that doesn't escape me. It does not it it eight say ESPN. It's edit eight seven to nine three seven seven six that was staked. It was. I'm sorry. That was straight talk wireless nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G LT networks, I'll continue talking about this. I'm going to get into the Boston Milwaukee series. I think the Boston Celtics on the brink of elimination. Boston. Celtics lose game four tonight. It's to wrap Dan coming back from this. What Milwaukee four different dudes for Milwaukee shooting better from three point range than Kyrie Irving shooting from the field that has to change plain and simple playing the simple. And of course, I'm in Houston h town because after that performance James harden put forth statin they night along with Erik Gordon. Now, we've got gained four here Ken Houston win and Todd a series or they on the brink of elimination as of midnight tonight because gold. The state comes out of handles their business. Steph Curry's taken a lot of heat is it deserved. Or is it not? We'll get an all of that. And then some plus I will not forget about the Bron James and Magic Johnson. That is a story that needs to be discussed. So stick around touch that dial? It's the Stephen a Smith show ESPN radio ESPN news about away when you're hiring. You don't wanna waste time. So they do dozens of relative resumes. Do you you want an efficient way to get to a short list of qualified candidates? 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Malcolm GladwellI Am

"Malcom gladwin is a stone cold genius who loves A grade sports argument. I went onto bill. Simmons podcast and I had this totally ludicrous thing that I want to talk about. Which was I was like? Could a basketball team made up of Nigerians? An all time basketball team made up of Nigerians be the greatest basketball time and then I ended it. I amended until as I said all right I have to corollaries one is. I'm going to add west Indians because almost Indians not all mostly I'm Jamaican. Where am I what am I people from? We're from originally like I'm Ibo right most Jamaicans cable so I add the Caribbean and then I said and just refund. That's also add the rest of Southern Africa and then I construct the students. Tony Ridiculous Caribbean so busy. I say out can Africa and the Caribbean put together an all time team. It's better than an african-american team a euro team at a white American team. It's the third one. Maybe not. The answer is yes. We don't have time to do this but I will convince you. I can't convince you to Africa and the Caribbean in basketball. All Time team and also your co you qualify by or Nigeria. Will I started? I start with all of ethnic did not all? I'm only adding. I added Southern Africa. 'cause I WANNA have Steve Nash and Joel Embiid on my team. Wade Steve Nash. Born in Johannesburg. He's Canadian. No my rule is that you. Are you qualify? Virtue of your parents. Place a birth. So get all of Steve. Nash Who Play Thompson. Really? He's Bamyan are are are taking. Tim. Duncan Tim Duncan Hang Hau Kim Elijah Akeem Joel Embiid Yoenis Clay Andre iggy Dow Victor Depot Drink Igwe Dolla. Where's he from Nigeria okay? He's full on your deal and Steve. Nash I got a back court of Nash and Thomson. I got a frontcourt of Dunkin embiid. Jaanus Patrick Ewing forward a okay. Right right right right from the islands. This really is in the island. This team is insane when Patrick's coming off the bench. But how just doesn't matter but Kim Jaanus and but sure but but the other team has Lebron Kobe. Japan Michael I know. Just for starters and Steph curry just restarting Potanin Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Just just try go ahead. That's the African American teachers. Try Playing Lebron Jordan. Notice what we doing that thing ooh together. Thomas can't come in and Magic Johnson coming in. Can I read this out rushing your your appetite? Engineer Crushes Team Sport Play. You cannot Jordan Jordan and abroad and Kobe on the court at the same time out of your mind. You have all centers you have one forward you have you have guards and a bunch of centers. You got a problem with that because the modern game nobody in the known you already. Janis on Lebron an WHO's covering Jordan who's covering stats got covering step. I got clay and Andrea Diallo. Who in their day or two of the greatest lockdown defenders of the last twenty five years in the NBA? I got a clay and national or two of the pure as shooters and I have argued with the greatest defensive front court in the history of basketball. I Have Yoenis Hekim Akeem Patrick embiid. I mean I have wilt Bill Russell Shack. It's close by. Queen is not close if I had if I was restricted to white Americans. Then maybe may point so I do it as long ludicrous. It's ludicrous ludicrous. And you're right I'm wrong but so what is it that there are people took offense. How on Earth? What is they were like? Oh you know you Kim like first of all all the things to get worked up about in two thousand eighteen in America about race. This is the thing you have said about for more with Malcolm could a patriot dot com slash Taurus? Show and sign up for just five dollars a month. We get four patron exclusive episodes. Every month in your support helps are growing team. Continue getting great guests and making great episodes.

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The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis

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The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis

"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of affordable. Eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five. No ridiculous markups. No hassles. Just quality affordable. I wear delivered right to you visits. Any today at Zanny dot com slash NBA. Good morning sweat world. It's Friday may third two thousand nineteen thanks for tuning into the drop the sprawl ball to the LeBron Inc. That is our daily television show the starters, which we know you're watching nightly on NBA TV, and or YouTube. I'm Jay skeets, and alongside me a man who paid Greg Monroe to try and get a wedgie last night. Fortunately, failed at it. But TASS Melles could try smart. I don't know what you're talking about. Greg Monroe should have paid them. You're trying to get to fifty. We're all trying to get to fifty. I thought you slipped a few bucks to Greg Monroe who literally looked like he tried to stick a wedgie on a horrible layup slash dunk attempts. Here's a blowout. He did tries best to my right. It's the bearded one Trey Kerby. Hey. Oh, right there. That's the Ozzy. That's the L. Fran. Next to him. Dropping him drops starters producer Mattio. You'll have to marry your mother in law. Finally, make an all this magic up in JD. Now there is and here we are. If you want to get in touch with the show, you can't a number of ways you can Email us the starters at NBA dot com. You can follow us on Twitter and or Instagram at the starters or check us out on Facebook at Facebook dot com slash the starters. I guess it's official. We're Allen Facebook today. Friday drop we got tweeted the week yet. We got the pun gun. Tricky one today K we'll Steph on the beach to read your tweets in your emails. You guys were great all weeks and in those questions, but I here we go again. The Sixers defeated the raptors one sixteen ninety five in game three complete domination for the most part. Sixers played really really well on both sides of the ball to and bead was a beast and raptors outside of quiet Leonard and PASCAL Siachen a little bit got nothing. I mean, really absolutely nothing from mature. Danny green hit some threes early in the game. Then we didn't hear from them. But otherwise Lowery struggled Marcus all struggled the bench continued to struggle. It's only game three they're down to one but wraps fans. Maybe rightfully freaking out because they're like, well, we just look like the worst team in the series. I mean, they've classes here in this game. And now beads goings that a worrisome. Some of our stars aren't stepping up to the plate here. Can they regain their composure? The wraps and still you know, fight on Sunday win that game and make it a best of three series or you looking at that game going. I don't know. Well, hopefully, they are a different team than the team that bowed out to LeBron got embarrassed by LeBron last year because the end. Of the game win. Joel Embiid is doing a windmill dunk down the lane at sure felt like LeBron doing fadeaways from the three point line in a sweep last year. It felt like it sort of tilting that way. But quite Leonard is a big difference maker. You know that you've got that anchor in that one spot. The problem is a lot of the guys behind him. I'd say four of the eight guys that are playing that are in these rotations aren't playing all that. Well, Colli in PASCAL or find Danny was fine. Norm. I don't really care about he hit a couple threes. It's kinda of remarkable Fred vanfleet and Serge Ibaka that we're problems. And if you're going to try and solve those four guys Lowery isn't a 'nigma. Don't try and solve him. You never. I think we've learned he might be good. He might not be. I don't think there's a recipe to it Marcus oil. I think I think you gotta get him. He's a giver before a taker. He's he's going to get that touch. But he's not gonna shoot the first time get him on that high post. Let them pass it out the foul a minute into the game. Where he he got Joel Embiid when he was reaching really hurt his confidence really hurt his aggressiveness the rest of the half. And then it surge I think so searching in Ghazal, I think you kind of have to get involved. It's the classic big man thing the two men game thing with search or else. You're you're kind of poached with them. He he can just float and float and float so go soul. Search keep those two bigs early involved early and hope there. Help the defense just comes with that. Like that old the old adage that give them some offense and they'll help on defense. I think you've got to focus on those guys because that being said it was only three points at the end of the first quarter. But then the bench comes in. And now we get to to Fred and surge and Powell then it exploded when with quiet on the bench, and those those those guys out there being terrible. Then it spread then the game was over in that second quarter. And then quite tried try himself single handily to bring them back in the third quarter. And he did it did and it sits. And then he said so I mean, yeah, he sits at the start of the fourth quarter. And and I mean, all credit nurse. He at least didn't go with all three bench guys at the start of the fourth. He had three starters out there and some bench guys and six still ripped off the eleven run maybe the raptors should call Kobe Bryant he has a history of getting Casale the play better in the playoffs. Give Mark the old pow Ghazal black swan white swan speech, something to make Mark assault wanna shoot because he doesn't want to same with Kyle Lowry. Those guys. I just have been taken out of their games by the Sixers switch it up the defense. Guess all you would think would be a guy who can get some buckets inside against Tobias Harris, but it's going to be a fadeaway almost every single time. Maybe he'll hit the little running hook. I don't know. He just needs to get a little bit more aggressiveness. I think you're right test Lowery if he has a good game, you're happy at this point. Larry out a good game to their overpass on offense. But that's also credit to the sixes defense. Sixers. Sixers was six defense is on the waiting for the raptors to make a move or they ready when they do make a move. It's actually very impressive considering in game one. How how the raptors scored easily that got hot never same to hit shots. And since then it feels like the raptors. And again, particularly when kuwa- is at that. Everyone's just looking at the other guy to say, you do something I can't and no one's no one's forcing anything creating anything or even trying to getting close. It's just it's awful. And this one, you know, all those things it's only one game and all this. But it feels it felt worse than just one yet. This is your fault was trying to get very solid plays. Every time. The balls winging around the perimeter. But yeah, the defense the clothes, especially those guys run a string the Sixers. They were rotating like crazy and challenging getting to to those guys, and it doesn't help. Yeah. The raptors especially their star guys threatened quotations right now were hesitant. They just you know, there were looks. I mean thing was driving me nuts with Lowery is. There were looks initial looks. You're in rhythm, you're catching it, and he'll do that thing where he's like for whatever reason some games. He does it pump fake. Yep. Now, the defense is there, and then he'll like. Okay. Well, now, I've got shoot it. And it's like you had such a better. Look, I mean, let it go. I know you're not Steph curry from three but step into it with some confidence. And he did that a couple times he's done it a couple of times a series that stick out to me. The Sixers athleticism has been a problem at similar to the thunder the way they used to be able to beat up on the Spurs because the thunder had such bigger guys who are a lot faster than I. So, you know, looks like you have an open shop if you had to taper a second that defenders there, then you pass it to another guy and they're. Waiting defenders already there. You gotta take some bad shots at some point. Does that nobody can do anything in the half court except for except for qui-? Yeah. So I don't know. I mean, he played thirty six minutes last night. The last five minutes of the game. Basically didn't matter. He's got to be over forty. He's got to be close to forty five. I would guess he's the only guy who can do anything when there's a set defense and almost just let him run the offense as well. Because like wh who else is doing it right now, it's all that like coil playing badly or Kawai Tronto have to hit some of those crazy shorts because he got hot. And I remember how many hitting a row but felt like he was taking some big shots as well. Just happened to be going in. And that was the only offense I seem to have in that third quarter it worked, but it just wasn't that convincing seeing Colli is abject thirty eight points per game in the series right now, really shooting sixty one forty one in ninety two shooting splits. It's the question. It's definitely easier to just say, quiet place, more minutes, and that would help and in a game where you're back against the wall and game four on Sunday that could. Be the only answer for sure enough in and Nick nurse made a decision at the start of the fourth quarter there down seven after that technical free throw they hit and they sit down co I Leonard four stretch. And then the game was over when he came back in it was seventeen or whatever it was. It felt like, you know, sitting on the couch. It sure felt like leave him in everybody else stinks. And that's what he's gotta do on on Sunday. If the same thing happens, but guys don't play forty eight minutes because they do need rest. I know it's it's easy to just say play play play. But he sat a quarter of the season. Yeah. I know for a long history. Okay. So we're gonna play him forty eight minutes. I would I would play close to forty eight minutes. Yeah. He's your best player. He's the only guy that matters when the game is slow they're gonna they're to be. Okay. I know I know sciences. You know, we sat him science doesn't say that scientists the opposite. He needs rest in a game that he's going to be bad. If he plays forty eight minutes. He's he's gonna be done that worse when you can do all the the let nurse the test is, nurses. Like, all right. Oh, my go- Colli has single handily again in the third quarter hitting crazy mid-range jumpers hit the three through the lob to Siaka. It's somehow a seven point game here in a game. We've been totally outclassed, nurses, definitely going. Well, we know is going to need to finish this game. If we're gonna pull this out. I gotta get them a few minutes. Here. Kent are bench. Can these guys are three starters? It. We got to point that out. Again, three starters out there star can these guys with to bench guys. Just hold on. Hold on until we can bring Colli back in probably. Yeah. With nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter twenty. Let's wait praying high like get that. But it backfired and and and and in a game like last night. I think you have to throw caution to the wind and say, even though this what we normally do it feels like, you know. If he's not at their and they get a run on this open the game up. Yeah. Well, that that's what we're talking about here. I mean, I think passes right? I think if this is now game four on Sunday. And you're in this exact same scenario you down to one. It's basically must win. You can't go back three one. Then he does that. He says, quiet. You good. We're gonna need here. Only one doing anything. But last night, it's a one one series. And he's just praying like show a we when he comes back in we're still down. And then you go to show trust and fighting that bench to say, I believe you guys can do it. You both say go to pull the trigger pretty quickly. If if they're not doing they try try to do that in the first half, you know, they're down three going into the first or second quarter. I should say three three benchers along with Kawhi and PASCAL out there. And then they got down seven real quick. And then it was nine real quick. And then nurse said. All right qui- get back in here. We're we're desperate here. He brought him back in at the ten minute Mark because things weren't going well with the bench it. Really is up to two Lowery Ghazal and surge the to sort of get themselves a little bit more involved in themselves for shot damn points. Yeah. The six is a happy basically letting anyone else out of PASCAL and to wash the bull. They'd just like go for it Judah, all you want even PASCAL. I think in if it's a half court. They're like fine. He's getting his buckets in transition. He has not been able to figure out how to score on and bead in the half courts that you see him. Catch the ball above the break and beat is playing underneath the free throw line saying, okay, take it and make it if you can if not you're going to drive into me, and I'm seven foot one good duck. So yeah, I mean, yeah. The key would be if you saw in Lowery are aggressive and looking to get shots, then you can sit coli, but until that happens he's got to be on the court as as far as I'm concerned one other thing with lower tooth. I talked about, you know, cut out with the pump fakes at the three point line. You're just making the shop more difficult. Also when you are driving. He's gonna stop doing the whole thing. We just looks for contact. He's not trying to score the basket. He gets an credit is to the Sixers defense. Specially you've got to be back there. I get that. But. Try. It's just on Karl score. Instead of you tries to get the foul instead of actually score. And it'll tribes me bonkers. Yep. He did the first possession. He got a basically a layup. And he tried to draw the foul, and he he just kind of chucked it up as for the foul. And then it was like that the rest of the game. It's frustrating because in game to get a fantastic game. He played awesome scoring the ball. He was really aggressive. But that's why I throw my hands up in the air and say forget it. I threw my ends up in the air. And I say sometimes, but I also say forget forget trying to solve collaborate. Honestly, forget it. I think you kind of have to solve Markelle soul and surge bucket those because Marcus wills gotta take some pride and try and play Embiid, even and bead was guarding him. A lot of the time to to start the first quarter, and he was just sort of out there, and I was floating and that reach I think really hurt him a minute in. I know it's a dumb excuse, but he was weird for the for the rest of the first quarter. And he he did some cool. Things in the second quarter of block flow, Marcus oil floater. But he's he's got to play with a little bit of back to the wall. I got a score and do some things because they're shallow right now. You know, they're they stop playing Jodie Meeks. Great move and finally in game three. But it's almost like you gotta suppling. Fred vanfleet. Hundred percent half. I have been a big fan as a backup guard. I think he's fine. But he's been garbage. So you have to you have to search for another answer. Now Lynn didn't play in that game three. I think he would've played in game three. But yet back spasms. I don't know what his status will be forgiven for but you may be going to go. All right. I mean, he he like the length is bothering him to he's absolutely very very small. Maybe you go McCaw. Maybe try mill you've got to try some mother guy out there. I mean because you're literally you're getting nothing from your other two bench guys. Norms. Like, he has I mean, some of that the points came in garbage time. So it doesn't really matter. Try something else. I know. I know there's not a lot for him to do. But you're crazier to not try something. I think then you've seen now three games where he's has even hit a shot. Yeah. He's got one. Why he says making mistakes though, he he had a nice drive versus action. Start the game. He he just decided that sort of Chuck it up when there's a guy wide open in the corner. He's it just seems like there's some disease that trickles down in that locker room at times in in the postseason guys stopped knowing how to play basketball, and you know, I watched back that first half thinking, oh, they're just going to fly over and over and over and over and over again. And that's why Marcus Kyle Lowry got hasn't. But it wasn't a case. They just it just stunk. And it's on those two guys, you know, PASCAL and Danny green did their part in in the starting lineup. That's what it all comes down to it. And Joel Embiid, you gotta talk about him having a very good game and Marcus was supposed to be the NBA stopper, and he he stunk it up those first few minutes and didn't matter who's guarding. Joel Embiid after that just got way too confident. He he had that out game. And that was too much talk about Marcus all be and the Joel Embiid stop, or you know, and beats watching the TV shows reading the tweets reading all the articles say a man, look great. Mark assault does against Joel Embiid. So of course, he came. Out and tried to eliminate them. And that's exactly exactly what happened and bead last night. Looked like the best player in basketball. You know, like it sounded crazy hearing Mark Jackson say you look at this guy, and you put them among the greats with the all time big time big ice. And that does sound crazy. Because who knows if the guy will ever Bill will stay healthy. But he also said the warriors are the best shooting back court in basketball history before anybody really caught onto Steph curry and Klay Thompson being a a great one two punch. He he's right about that. And bead has incredible talent he was the difference maker on both sides of the blocks last night. I was gonna say the points that I mean, he's one specially when the three balls drop in for me and he's lights out. Then is the defense that allows those guys to like scurry around and get out to three point shooters because oh, yeah. You've got a beat Embiid behind you. And he like embarrassed the come a couple of times just eliminate until the point trim because he was upset. He was frustrated, and that's got the flagrant, and rightfully so he had just sorta got you know, he thought he had got fouled. I get all. That stuff. And maybe there was some contact, but five blocks were huge. Yeah. He was great Butler. Another awesome game. He has their point guard in the half court sense in the in the sets, it's not Simmons. It's him. And it's working. They're putting him in a lot of pick and rolls. They had those two and beat in Butler working that last night. What do you have twenty two nine nine three steals nine points three or four shooting to assist the block two steals in the fourth quarter? And they were dunks as well off steals. I think you may be wanna go quiet on Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons, maybe maybe if the rappers can try and trick the Sixers and Ben Simmons run things as their point guard the entire time him try and beat you. Maybe that works a little bit better. Because you've got to do something to stop Jimmy Butler. Kyle our is not doing them. That's an adjustment to make. And that's like, I guess so. Yeah, it'd be why is doing a good job on Ben Simmons? But you know, the Sixers have so many guys that they can just let somebody else take over for a little bit. So perhaps putting Coalisland the guy who's really hot is the move. Well, the thing is with Jimmy, you know, he can hit a shot as well. Like Simmons isn't that threat to knock down that shot? So I think that's that's a good point put Kawai on him. So that Jimmy if he's going to take those shots, they're going to be contested by Kawai Simmons wants to start shooting or even going in. So I I think you right now you live with that rather than having Jimmy just feel so confident in himself where he's like I can either make the right policy or I'm just going to pull up and hit the shop because that's what he did in game two as well where when when it was time to take over Jimmy, basically decided the offense himself, and he. Seemed to make the right decision. A lot of the time. Yeah. The rapper seem to have gone away from their identity because they've got quiet Leonard sort of guarding off the ball. Jimmy Butler is kind of taken over the point guard duties and colitis kind of being saved for the offense of editor feels like, and I think I'm saying get away from their identity because there are team that shares it on the offense of end, really. And now it's become the question. A lot of the time. Unfortunately, and on the defensive end the scary part is for the Sixers. They're developing into a different team. They are Ben Simmons yet, basically being an offensive rebound or a lot of the time. And he was killing the wraps in that regard. And they're starting to find their peak formula with Jimmy Butler at the point guard spot. So there I think the wraps also sort of that identity thing is is an issue. Always I think postseason teams you get away from what you are. And you you just screw up. And and and then it it affects the defensive end because again Certa keep coming back to this. But end of the first quarter is a three point game. And then they just got it run down their throats. By James NS, again, guys guys who shouldn't be running down anyone's throat unless it's unless it's garbage time. Really you have to be able to match energy. And that's the messed up part in the lots on surge if he becomes unplayable. You might have to play five guys forty eight minutes. It's really it's it's just not working and Serge has to get their mentally. I guess the the worry was search has to come off the bench because souls, obviously the starter here. But Serge has lost that Mojo, and we were worried when Marcus was became a raptor midseason that you know, maybe surge going to the bench fulltime would hurt his his his Moshe because in two thousand eighteen in the playoffs. This is what he was. He was unplayable. And I don't think that's the solution isn't taken out of the lineup or start him. I think it's give him the frigging ball and let them play two men with with Fred vanfleet. I guess that's what I would probably start to do early in that second quarter, nextgen Nikkan. Nursing game for has to make some adjustments. I it's not as simple as like, let's just play harder and play better. I mean. Yeah, that's a no brainer. But because we've seen in other series already in the playoffs. Wisened coaches make moves like I mean, I'm not you're right. His helmet. Well. Yep. Take assault and put a bucket like something major like that. It is little minor things and sets you're running out. And who you're trying to go out. I think you're right with that one. Put your best defender on their guy who is running things right now in half court set and Jimmy Butler that makes sense whether it works knows, but you probably got to try it. I think on the flip side of that. I can't believe that the rep is are not going at Rettig getting him involved in more defensive plays. That's the liability out there. Rex awesome offensively. He's not great defensively. And the raptors are not really even trying to explain that at all for whatever reason. I mean, I know that's not their game that that pick and roll is not their game. But they may want to give it a go just to get ready sky. Switching and stuff like that. And maybe then you have a mismatch with ready because it feels like it's just been hanging out. Yep. Defensively barely you know, he he's played hard. He's closing down on guys as well within behind him. But put them right in the action. Go at him and see what happens, but there has to be something because like the Sixers after game one they made their judgments, and maybe the raptors getting blown out in game. Three really does sort of wake up nursing a little bit say, okay. We gotta try something else. We gotta try something else or another player off the bench something like that. Because the Sixers made their adjustments after game one they switched up who they're playing defensively we saw the nuggets in their first round series versus the Spurs. We'll Barton he just doesn't have going. Sorry, man. You're the bench. We're going with someone else. Like that's worked out. Well for them helped him win the series. I think to some extent even the blocks after game one they talked about. Hey, we're not making the adjustments. They've played that old card. But they did they started Meerut teach. You know that helps space before a little bit. And they switched up their defense in terms of we'd never switch during the regular season for the most part. All right. Let's let's give that go and see how it works against Celtic. So nurse has to do something because it's a must-win game game four and even sometimes just doing something is. You know? I it throws the other team out of whack just you know, if the Sixers come in and now quite Leonard is guarding Jimmy Butler. They've been the last two games with Jimmy Butler handling the ball up top a lot. That's probably not going to be the case if quite Leonard is the guy who's defending him. So maybe Jimmy Butler goes to the corner. But they're like, oh, we haven't played like that for ninety six minutes. What are we going to do? It takes me a game to figure it out. Then the raptors steal one on the road. You got homecourt advantage right back again just to make some sort of move throw them off their game. And you can go back to it. Even in the second half. If you change it up, and it doesn't work because I think what Brett Brown is doing very well as we saw joylin Biegel PASCAL Ceac coming game two to start game three. Joel Embiid was back on Marcus all but at half of game three he went back to PASCAL Ceac. So you can you can change in half. And I think it is keeping the raptors on their toes very much. So and not in a good way. Unfortunately, and nNcholas isn't really keeping Brett Brown the same way. I don't think I don't think he's. He's a scared of of changes that Nick, nurses, making this stat is just I gotta throw it out there. I'm sure you guys have seen it. But some of you listening. Maybe you haven't heard yet the raptors offense without Kawhi in this series. It's I mean, you look at it. And it's mind boggling the offensive rating with quiet on the floor in the series one ten point seven very solid the offense of rating with quite off the floor in this series. Is fifty four point one is not a typo that crazy. That's just wild that. He can't get anything going without Colli out there. So important. He's been. I mean, it just feels like some sort of problem will math calculation. Are you hashtag? Well, actually, John Choubey. A few people sharing it this morning. And i'm. Not copy, right? But then she's. Yeah. I mean, looking at it. Yes. I can believe she'll but. Well, Lowry knows he's got to step up. This was his quote, we've gotta help him him being coy. We've gotta help them myself, especially I've got to help them score more. I've got to help them on the floor. We've all got to help them. He's playing unbelievable right now. We're not giving him any help me. I'm not giving him any help. We've got to help them. What do you think is favorite Beatles? Song? Larry does he's got to have a good Lowery game. Here. Do you think we get some more fireworks in game? Four specially when you consider Embiid, you know, being a beat. Hey. Think of. Yeah. It was every NBA celebration. We've ever seen minus the big balls which surely he did after the game cameras starting you find he did it. He did the airplane. He did the Raka rocket. He did like sort of the the night things arms up in the air whenever we're calling that. But that's sort of. Oh, it did the whole game. Definitely did the whole code. But when he when he gets going like that it just changes his game so much feeling good. He got a couple of early baskets. Alan Iverson's within the crazy. I mean, he's basically just a seven foot version of novice in those wise crowd. He's a showman. Yeah. But yeah, he he's he's so good when he's feeling good. And the teams winning. He's hitting shots. He's must watch stuff. I it really is. But you know, that stuff can be the the bulletin genre. Look at this guy. He's embarrassing you clown. You don't have any pride. You can stand up to him game for. I mean, I think that could help the possibility of what happened in game three to some of the plays that we can get into you know, dirty plays. Do you want to call them that that could translate into game four here if the raptors have any backbone, definitely it's it's exactly what we talked about right off the top of the podcast. It's basically like old LeBron embarrassing the old raptors they were feeble. They went away they crawled and went back into their show. It's okay to lose a basketball game. It's okay. To lose the lebrons. Okay. To lose to joy and beating go down to one it's totally acceptable to go to Philadelphia and lose that first game. It's just how you respond and. I don't know does the his lead team different. I thought so coming into even to game three because I thought college founders role in that third spot. Finally, he's in he's in a better spot where he knows he's playing with the number one guy. Unlike the one eight one b he had with D'amoto Rosen, and even PASCAL taking that number to whatever you wanna call him him in Lowry, whether they're two or three will they show up. That's that's a fair question. I don't know. I think they're angry enough. I guess it seemed like did a lot of things to you know, he was he was part of a lot of physical place. He was he was a little feisty guy out there. You just didn't want to shoot. That's trouble for Kyle. Because that's right. Kyle Ken, generally he impacts the game, positively even if he's not scoring a ton. We've seen it all season long. But I thought game three he lost his defender. Couple times just completely had brain farts where guys on imbalanced plays where he just wasn't ready or his attention with somewhere else and left a guy, you know, screaming over to the corner and hits the three he wasn't has locked in. I don't know even on that end, which is where it usually excels. And you have you usually. No concern about him. It was just an overall atrocious game. He was worried about is below the belts. And maybe. Tweety wait to rank the dirty plays that we saw in this game. So we had Simmons elbowing elbowing Laurie in the hypocrites there in the Lowery's. I guess we're now calling them number one. Most dirty. I would say okay, straight up elbow to the nuts. We had Lowery hip checking James Ennis out of balance in what make mill coupla. I guess. Siaka tripping and beat. Yeah. I've got to be in there anything else. I'm forgetting surged did get a flagrant. But what did he get in the mix for? I forget was early in the game wasn't much of anything. Just a heartfelt. And I can't remember. But anyway. Seamans elbows alight elbow to Ben Simmons face somebody's face. It was a light Hobo in front of Joel Embiid and Joan beats like you got a flagrant one for that. I plowed Jared Allen with my and I got a flagrant one for that. Do you think Simmons will get you know, assessed a flagrant foul? Yeah. After of course after the game didn't happen in the game rest, and you see it catch it. But they can give them one. If you think. Yeah. Not totally different than when LeBron stepped over Draymond. And he reached up and gave him the little tapa Roo. Yeah. I would imagine Simmons. Well, that looked like an intentional elbow right to the dickens to me because he was upset Lowery sort of undercut them. Yeah. Yeah. Yep. Yeah. It was reactionary, but still the Draymond cells as well. So it's it's he's got the tape. Goes down. I'm like he flopped. Right. So honestly, my reaction was like Lowery just being Chris Paul likely. Got touch boom. I'm down like did. He really get hit. But I mean there is contact. But I think he sold it like it wasn't a hard elbow. But it wasn't hard elbow. I don't think, but it was a flick of the testicle off me elbow type of thing that just happened to get the. Yeah, the man's. A shock. I can accept the flop on that. Okay. And no qualms with Siaka getting a flagrant one from the trip on Embiid. Yeah. That that was the right call. It was silly. It was deserving. Definitely played a one not a flagrant two and Pasco. I think he showed remorse straightaway. And Joel Joel sotos like, yeah. We bud. That's alright. His idol. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah. So it was sort of like it. I thought that was handled the right way because that could have been Nasi if Embiid engines himself as something like that. But Embiid he knows as well. He's gotten away with stuff before. So we will see how the wraps Simmons by the attack is remember for throwing the ball at. That's right. That's where he hit a free throw. Yeah. He's throwing the ball out. Oh, man. Yeah. Just chucked it back. I think it was they went to commercial. So that's unfortunate. I my favorite moment from Kyle Lowry, though was when they he got hit with a delay of game. Warning, just a warning. And he was so angry. And he was yelling about it for two straight possessions. I thought he was going to get technical. But it actually they actually got a delay of game later on in the game. So it actually gave Philadelphia point. So they won by nineteen instead of eighteen quick whistle on that delay. Again. The second one Danny Green's foot like barely touches the linebacker star user who's Scottie was lower. He does that thing where he wants to get the ball in a mmediately like on any sort of play turnover. Like, he'll take the ball. Chuck it at the ref the one where chucked at the ref and the rebel isn't even ready because he was still making whatever the call one. I thought he was going to get children outlet and not ding. Kyle. Yeah. Hold on. I know you're gonna try and run your fast break here. That's not even really a fast break, but we will see game for Sunday. We're all flying Philly. Now right now, they need us more than ever. They need us. Right. Man, you might get the call lower is not looking great Fred van. I don't know if you can play him anymore. Jeremy Lin was hurting the last game. I might be skewed. Keeps you some point. We run on him. Good idea. There was one more little moment. See bought you. Jane McConnell at the end of the game near the end of the game in garbage time. Very very funny. I loved it where but you had the ball that went to them at a balance, and then McConnell came over in sarcastically like grabbed it from him maybe that rapper superfan. That's right. And then like a pretty good acting jobs like damn. Joke with you, buddy. Teach really just not a part of their attention at all. I mean, it's funny because he's an energy go last year was good Fulham in the playoffs come out and just hit a couple of baskets. You know, he's gonna fight and scrap on defense. Played their starters, a lot of minutes and this abroad. Rotation. But you know, maybe next Syria if they get their all, right? Let's look ahead a little bit to these other series because we've got two games on Friday night. Buck Celtics nuggets blazers both on ESPN boasts series tied at one one which game. Are you more excited for between these two two two series one in the east one in the west how do you pick between your two kids? I think it's very exciting. The celtics. This is our first real little bit of adversity in losing a basketball game for the first time this postseason, and it's nice for them to be able to go home. You see the Sixers go home and take care of business and carry Chabal back after his last five playoff losses puts up some big numbers. So I think there's not much to be worried about if you're the Celtics home cooking should seal the deal should should be enough. But you know, the bucks are a formidable. Opponents Eric Bledsoe is just which one will we get will. We get last year old game wanted Eric. Let's well, we get game to Willie come out, and basically say that toll in the past I'm much better than than that. Because I know that Celtics crowded moreover, they can go and toss about the honorary I ball show. I mean, why not play games like it? Because honestly, I do believe this is going to get twenty five whatever if Bledsoe gets. Less than ten the bucks struggle. If he gets twenty five them, all the bucks, probably win this guy. Right. And you're and you're pretty confident in Middleton still knocking. I feel killing. Yeah. He's a good solid play. He's been very consistently season. But Bledsoe is the one he's Larry really and a lot of ways if he if he gets in his own head and the Celtics fans get to him, then then he almost has to be out of the game. It's awesome for him again to have played at home, and sort of shook those monkeys off his back the first two games because the first game he was bad again in this series of the series starred in Boston. It would have been probably the end of Eric Bledsoe. I don't think he would've would've picked it up the way he did in game two and even the first quarter game too. He stunk. So does that does that even count does that momentum going into Boston on Friday even count? I guess I guess it does a little bit. But it it is going to be a different scene, and they will be on top of them. And just last year. I mean, just had flashbacks of him sort of melting into himself and sucking. Help to engage them one by the fact because he had brutal game. But he was helped by the fact that the Celtics wanted to blow out and like Jaanus was sort of stopped. I'd like that was the storyline. Everybody was bad. Just yes for sure. So it was maybe good for them question for the Celtics is Jason Tatum is going to do anything at all in this series. He he's currently averaging four points, five rebounds and an assist per game. Twenty three percent shooting hasn't made a three at Middleton is out classing him by far, you know, if that matchup is going to go so far to the buck side that's tough for for the Celtics. If kyri isn't having a lights out game. If Al Horford is having an aggressive game. Also be interesting to see how Janas officiated game. One Celtics did a great job, but they were allowed to hack that guy game to you saw a lot more calls on Yanez arms. That's why I think ten free throws in the first quarter. We'll know pretty early if you honestly getting a favorable whistle or the Celtics are getting a favorable because it's a lot. Garner when he can grab every time. My my prediction for that is not a favorable whistle. Not in Boston. Different whistle. The crowd is into it. They're right there. But he'll he'll keep attacking as good. But I don't think it'll be a little different. I'll think you'll have eighteen free throws attempts in in game. Three. You saw in Philly. The the home team got the whistle. And it was partially because it's just nineteen thousand people kinda sway the referees. I think and also the team that brings the most energy get some whistle. And the thing about the book because they don't really they don't play fast they kind of play methodically. And I think that's a problem on the road for the whistle. Like you the team. That's a little more ant. It tends to get it. So yeah, I totally agree. Yeah. Just gonna have to fight through little extra contact in this one. We take them a strange too because he's been horrible this series. But it was great in the Pacers looked like wow. Oh, yeah. Tatum's back. He's looks like this sort of second star type guy again to pair kyri offense at least but nothing in this. I mean, I mean he thinks he's. Kobe to. Got gets you a better luck, man. These are these are difficult trying to say, it's the greatest long common Lakers history. Having coca tutor the Celtics young star and make him into a bad coping. Well, played would you like some breaking news? Sure. Do you want to guess what it is maybe about Simmons? No. It's not about a team. That's in the playoffs team. That's very far from the play Monty Williams signs of the sons. That's right. Oh, hey son's job. And then in addition to that wo- says the expectation is that the Lakers will move towards tightly. Yeah. But there's no official offer. It's all falling into place and moving towards. Bad for those times. Camonte why he picked it. He's only got to work for eleven months, then I'll get fired. Yeah. Yeah. I just think that's an awful situation. Really do really do think that ownership and that leadership is just non existent in Phoenix. And you know, they go young plays. We'd potential, but it just things have been so chaotic that be very tough environment to succeed. And if he can do it great, but the probably against him right now in my estimation. At least they signed somebody who has some head coaching experience coaching experiences all that pristine, but. It's easier to fire a guy like you could cauti- gov or Watson or Lindsey hunter. Because it's their first time. There's you know, a couple of those guys we're almost interim coaches they were to start. And now at least may does it say how long he signed for probably not does that. All right. It doesn't care anyway. Noticed blazers. We asked on last night show, you know, who's the favorite in this series. After the blazers won a very weird game as Yokich called it an ugly game in game two to tie things up this tough to tough to make sense because you don't really know, especially when I look in the nuggets, I don't know what nuggets team you're getting in getting from night in tonight out. Are they hitting the three or they not? I mean, which which squad isn't it? Yeah. Because that's what it's felt like in the postseason so far. But even when they're not they still can win. I know it's sort of you know, if they have a stink it's not they might come out on top. I think Jamal Murray's injury perhaps could have some impact on these. I don't expect him to not play. But he could be bothered at somewhat bought, and if hey and Yokich on able to operate effectively that certainly would be something that the blazes would like to have. And Kanter though on the other side. Can he just maintain this play? He's been great. But he's also carrying a bit of an injury as well. But the blaze is absolutely need him to be performing. So I would say in Portland the blazes have the edge right now. Yeah. It's like, but it's like what's more likely that the nuggets shoot way better than six twenty nine from downtown and get back to like hitting like, they're fourteen fifteen threes or Damian Lillard doesn't have a stinker of a game in back to back aims and get and gets back to, you know, thirty five forty hours Rodney hood gonna score in double digit number third straight game that doesn't seem very likely. Games one and two both pretty weird. So I imagine games three and four will also be weird. But if you're the nuggets you're going to be kicking yourself if you come back to Denver down three one with Damian Lillard playing such a bad game in game two and not able to steal that one. Especially when they were just playing volleyball in the fourth quarter. Just throwing it up against the backboard, another guy on the other side. Catches it. Throws into the backboard throwback to the other guy that again, so similar to what wraps fans are saying about. Hey, you had game to there for the taking a very ugly sort of gross game and bead not doing anything. You're going gonna regret that one because you could have been up to a little more breathing room. What do you got store for tonight Dame should bounce back because he's Damon there at home and they've been so good at home in the postseason so far. Listen, it's just it's tough to win on the road and the nuggets did that in San Antonio. We saw, you know, Philadelphia going home and taking care of business. You gotta be ready to scrap. And and I assume the nuggets will be ready to scrap. But. Sixers are just even if they don't have a lot of guys that can score easily. They're they're gonna fight and you saw guys like mohawk lists and Alfred me new provide. And I wonder if Rodney hood is sort of just found his home as a six man again. Like he was good in Utah. I don't know he's he's like a twenty six year old man is he just going to get bad at basketball. I don't know. I think I think he has he used to be a good score. He used to be able to Chuck very well and shoot threes. Very well. And so I don't know, maybe I'm your on hood. I I guess I'm on mountain hood. We gotta find out about mohawk list to status. I don't know it right off my head right now because he he didn't play second half. And he you know, he's important defensively for them. Yeah. And we would be a tough loss for that squad. I mean, they got a lot of bench guys that can give them stuff but defensively no-one doing what heartless is doing for them. Especially in game two. I thought we will see final series warriors rockets. Was up to the the series. We were most excited for Iran is the one right now where the team is up to win this game four excuse me game three on Saturday night at eight thirty on ABC is it over already know. But it's not looking good for the rockets. That's for sure. True. Well, it is because look all the worries of Don Sifi results. If know we know that's all I have to do in those first two games. But the rockets haven't been destroyed in other. If these guys some adversity what was game twos. Final school. They've had two losses by combined temple. Right. So if being they've been close to spot all the sort of extra drama in the chaos game to never felt close. It's the weirdest thing. It was a one possession game point like pretty late in the game. Never felt the rockets are very good team at hyme. They're capable of just getting on fire and feeling that like a everyone's against us. Now, we've got to go out there and prove it, and they can get cappella going early on that could change things. And you know, I just don't think it's I think it's terminal yet for the rockets, but obviously they have to win game three. They're gonna take one at home. It feels like I I don't I don't think they did all this work to lose both at home it better be gained three for them. But there's going to be a Steph curry breakout game soon. He's he just hasn't been Steph curry quite yet. And it's coming, and it's going to be unfortunate for the rockets if it is in game three because he's been in trouble so much this postseason. It's it's scary that you know, one of the best players in the world hasn't done all that much and they're down to. Yeah. Curry or Clave even because overall the warriors shot eleven for thirty six in game two from three. That's thirty one percent. Their worst shooting performances postseason game one wasn't much better there seven for thirty seven for twenty to thirty two percent. They only took twenty two threes. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. They're doing a good job of taking them off the line a really good job. But they're also shooting. I think it was fifty six percent from two and fifty eight percent from two in game one. So they can shoot no matter where they are. I think Klay had a productive game. But he's it just it. I guess it's it's not clear because it's not from the three point line. They tried to mess mess with them by bringing them into the the ark. But the shot's still works does hard a need to have an hardiness regular season. Hardness cc performance here in game three on Saturday night. Yeah. To have any the season is on the line for the rockets and he's shooting thirty eight percent. I mean he scored like thirty two game. But it's it's not the same as it was in the regular season. So yes, five bad games in a row now, I would say for sure. And you know, I think it was old Bill. Simmons tweeted that the rockets lost game two before they even played it because they're complaining about the rafts. They were great. And in in game two nobody was complaining about the rest the rockets played at straightforward they lost. But at least they're game was focused a hundred percent on basketball hardened needs to do something. Impressive tonight. He's getting out played badly by Kevin Durant. And if he's going to be out played that badly by the warriors best guy than the rockets. Really don't stand a chance cappella, it'd be nice. If you show up he's taking nine shots, so far he should be able to find some sort of an advantage inside since the warriors are going to be playing their small lineup that just hasn't been the case so far. I mean, he's not a guy dump it down to he's gonna shoot hook shots or have post moves, but he's got to do something more than take four and a half shots a game. I don't know what it's going to be. But they need some other people the score. Besides harden? They need to be scared of Capella catching alley oops inside. Because right now, it's kind of just making heart and make tough shots. And he hasn't so far on credit has a dream on green the way you Paul. It's unbelievable. How he can somehow take away that weapon from what the rockets have done all season long. That harden getting in there, and then either shading floater or. Yeah. Or throwing the lobby dream dreams. Feels like he's in two places at one time and he's getting in their heads. It's working. Yeah. He had just so well Easley Ellis. Predict the way to go. It's there's a lot of respect for the rockets starting Andrea della besides stream on green. Yeah. Beside him. I should say and those five guys defensively are awesome together. You know steps the worst offender, but he's doing a good job. Kevin Durant doesn't never get enough credit for how good he is with Klay Thompson and those other two guys they're awesome. Defensively. There will I think be enough of a crowd there at the Toyota center to William two one win. But I think they knew that they should have got game one in this series. When it was a close game. And I think their their spirit died a bit, and I don't I don't disagree with Bill Simmons after game one where you know. He's talking about the him them complaining about the officials. I think was indicative of them knowing like. Sh we miss. We miss this opportunity. We could have we could have won that game one. And now, no you don't got to believe that. Was very slow icky is an S H E E T. He's been great obviously defensive on the offensive end. He's by knocking down shots and seventy five percent doesn't all make the move is like go you to to defend gentlemen. But he's also like I man I can still score the bolt when all the attention is on the the best shooters of all time. Yeah, you're going to get your looks to open a gym Draymond on dollar a six week program. That's all you need you'll be in playoff shape. Visit do Pilates or whatever it is. They're doing eat some good meals. You're good to go. That's it. Suddenly, you're go to basketball again. It's incredible. That's it when they get all in dream honor this locked in and this shape and having this much of an impact and kudos to curb for starting them. And that is the rockets the respect he has I think for the rockets heading in this series. I don't know how you stop the Hamptons five th the death lineup. Whatever it's called megadeath. Yeah. It's it's wild. Yeah. Remember where like man DeMarcus cousins going to really come in handy for this rocket series? When they go small, and they just got a post them up. They haven't missed in my no, not so far. But yet, maybe we have somebody on the rockets just catches fire baby. It's and just single leading them with the, you know, the fifty point type triple double night or Chris Paul doing something in the series. He's been taken out. But again, that's goes on hard. And a lot of time Claes on Chris poll out of time, and then dream monz between between stopping a guy at the free throw line. And then taken away any sort of lob. They're just great defenders Durant. Yeah. Coming in and racing some shots. If you do get by the perimeter defense, they're locked in so PJ and Joe green and Eric Gordon as well. If those guys can have some of those games with they hitting threes. Erik gordon. I think is really well, you Tucker, they need more from that. And then they need a green or a house or or even Chris Paul to like put up some point that they need that one of those games where we talk about like Gerald green had six threes last night. But I it's you don't wanna put you fight in that to win the game. Certainly certainly takes the white off off hot and and pull having to do role game to Austin rivers was like four threes. Yeah. I mean that's found money right there. It's a great game. But they need a couple of those guys. I think have any chance to beat the squad. That's on Saturday though, Saturday night the Saturday night game. Yeah. You fan of that. I mean, I'll watch game any day. All right. But discriminate here we've said it before two rockets or excuse me the warriors have won a road playoff game in twenty consecutive series. So well, let's they only win game to wait. What no? At the warriors are going to win one at least make it gave three. 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What do you think it has yourself play play pick up on last night show, almost seems it seemed like you were embarrassed you were saying this looks like it's slow motion killed. Yeah. I mean, that's not new to me. I've seen clips of our rec league runs or pick-up runs before. It always shocks me. How slow it looks. Yeah. I think that when you're out there. It doesn't feel slow weird feeling. Sixty running around a forty year old man feels like the NBA. Right. So you watch it. You're like that's worse than I thought. But then you're like, but now, let's talk. How many tweets there are about? Can we see more reckless highlights? Talk more about your reckless. What are your basketball player? Comparisons for your rec leagues. Who would you guys be? If you're in the NBA, you would have a different tune you love to give the people what they want unless it's not what you want. If you knew how many times we get the question in in Space Jam to who should play the all the guys. We don't answer that question. We've answered. Times before. Anyway, John Smith, the answer's absolutely. Yes. All eels does three pointers. No. But that's. Forty forty. That's all you have to issue. But I say I play with you on Wednesday nights. But in my some pickup runs at the Ag. I'm run everyone. Just us three point six behind the three point. Outdoors. Go in. But everyone thinks they. But but I will say not just the playing style, but the fashion as well you see guys now in the tights. And it's like two headbands. Exactly what fashionable. It's in the studio here that answer sweatband the answer the rock that when I was playing on the this like him. Shooting house elbow problems. I would love for Kirk goals to come out to sprawl ball pickup runs map it out because there's a lot. There's a lot of three no doubt. Oh, man. There's a lot of you need to hit a three one or two it feels like to win the game in that plan in once like making force, you should shoot. More honest. Seventy five percent threes when you're playing into. Yeah. That's right. There's a math for you. What? For all ball of shower. Immense health Clint. Old men in there. Question that you get y y task is not part of the rotation. What do you mean? He's not part of the Wednesday run rotation. They should be asking ask task. Us quite a few months ago. I haven't played since what's what's keeping you from the from the game. I love basketball NBA basketball. Nice. Nice. You gotta start coming to our pick up. All this gear. You could be buying. Attractive? If I was let's try to put a percentage on it. Why are you talking about four percent better? I would maybe consider it coming with us. Next time. We have. Guys coming with can't do I can't put people through that. You'd be fine fine. You're running. Honestly. No, I wouldn't think you would be Jeeves. You're sucking in next one from nNcholas be city a little longer high starters who are notable players you turned on during their careers, either positively or negatively for whatever reason on the same note. Are there any active players? You don't ever see yourself liking or disliking? Now, nNcholas has a few examples here somewhat famous example for him. Tim Duncan a lot of people didn't like the Spurs, and Tim because they were boring playing fundamentally mostly defensive basketball this lead meetable fifteen years ago that Tim was overrated and just didn't like him, and that they were lucky to those championships. As years went along came to appreciate Dunkin in the Spurs, quite a lot more one active player. I turned on one hundred percent negatively, and I don't see myself ever coming back on is Chris Paul I will readily mitt that he's one of the two or three best point guards of this millennium and definitely a future member of the whole fame that being said, I can't stand him the constant bitching and complaining, and it's borderline dirty play extremely irritating and has been for basically a decade. I don't see how I would ever turn on him and actually like him again. Anyway, what about you guys nNcholas be good examples there one hundred percent on that Chris Paul one? We were just talking about this. The other day off camera. Speaking about it at our rec league. The equivalent of the Chris. I've I've soured on Chris Paul over the years. And I was a big big big fan of he's a whole Famer. He is amazing. But yeah, it's it's got to me a little his style. Play definitely has for me one guy. I was very excited for coming into leagues. David robinson. He we had we had to wait a couple years after his drafted finishing out in the in the navy, and I was like, right. And he might immediate impact. He was a big lift -i the Spurs improve straightaway. But he got a little too much love from everybody. I'm big Akeem allege one and so as his nineties the alii nineties became the mid nineties, we had the big. Class. Ep Robinson going up against the chemo allies. What? Allege just did him. And I was just like, that's my point. I mean, David's good great. He's a whole fame of cost champion. But when it came to those to head to head dream was better, and I'm just a dream guy. And you can't be Dreaver. You can't be you're right. You're either an Akim allies one fan or David Wright copy respect him, of course player in the community. You on was a bit of plan and is a beneficent. Listen. Lot of degree. But listen, there's not many people who who who just dislike diverse and because he's such an upstanding, gentlemen. I'm not saying. I'm just saying disliking. Just sort of like if you if you talk in the nineties don't come at me with Robinson ahead LaJoie never know. Right. Right. And what we gotta go back. We gotta get rid of this award show. We gotta go back to the way. It was. We got to be given out the awards in these postseasons before games. Yes, right. It's great. It gives us storyline. Guys are upset because they didn't win and stuff like that. Go back to that. What about the storyline of who wear shorts to the award? I don't care. I don't care. Because I've answered Kimball walkers guy, I went from negative to positive on when he came into the. Does his dribble and schuss? But then like as career went on the only thing that was important for guards to be able to do is dribble and shoot and he got really good at it. So now I like him a Walker. You wanna see them go somewhere else? No, no prefer he stay in Charlotte. Because I think he's a Charlotte statue in the future. I would like to see him win something maybe go to the playoffs and do something interesting in the playoffs. But I would more like good guys to go to Charlotte to play with the dying to go to Charlotte. But you know, I mean, he's he's great. He's a great player. You know, just be fun to see him actually have a postseason run. Yanni stood compose guy who will never be disliked. Even by the NBA Twitter. Audie, no one. We'll dislike him ever period. It doesn't matter. What he does. He's just too nice ago. I guess what I'm saying is that he would never do anything dumb enough to ruin his reputation 'cause he's just a good hearted, doot, unlike you know, Joel Embiid or somebody else who could be on top of the league. I guess Steph is like Kevin Durant Steph. Steph can be as well sater's. He's got the all the the the cheerleading, you know, the showboating I guess is what I'm saying. People with people hating them because of just dominant excellence, then people do start to sour on you. Because they're just tired of you you too. Yeah. It would be sort of career like labron lake to some extent, many other reasons with Rana get that who's a nice guy, that's just dominant. Who's the who could be the best player in the game that that's disliked? The Steph there's stuff that goes along with it as said. I don't think there's a really good example of. Like, you know, MJ had has hitters I guess because he wasn't a whole as well. Coby Tim Duncan who hated Tim Duncan. Okay. As to accept people. Really? That was the hate for him. Yeah. Tim Duncan the fact that he never ever felt that he had to change. All that was what people ended up loving about him like he maintained it. That's why that's the same category. For sure. Phone question from at Colin Lyman on Twitter. The greatest of all time debate has likely been around since the started league, but which historical figures, do you think could have made the list had basketball existed during their lifetime? Now. Trae re tweeted that question with Abe Lincoln at the top of my historical figures, big board six four standing six eleven with the hat. Okay. Then there are a lot of great responses. Share a couple of them Caleb said Jesus had the highest vertical. Still hasn't come down. Sandals. Yeah. Bobby big wheel wrote, Peter the great he'd have been the Russian land beer. Apparently. He was six foot eight. I don't know in the great was alive. But at the peak of his powers, but I can't imagine. There's a lot of six guys back, then he was sicklets crazy Peters. Peter must have been great to. List? He wrote Brutus and the Roman senators for their swarming shutdown defense that was yeah. That defense would be on string. That's good Brandon. Anderson tweeted in John the Baptist was the greatest fulltime dunker. How would his diet of locusts and hunting twenty nineteen and Brian road? Three to George Washington was like six inches taller than the average man at his time. General. So good good. Anyone else to throw in the miss mix? Historical figure, I think associate have king Henry as well. Well, probably not a great teammate. But but I think he probably also won a few Todd would've. Yeah. I saw someone else or apply said fuelling for three point specialist Joan of arc. Yes. Yes. She's always on fire. JD anyone come to mind or? You know, Hamilton B, Chris, Paul. Hothead actual Hamilton or Hamilton from the music. Actual. Abilities meant I heard Aaron Burr's a better shooter though. All right. So great questions guys. Great tweets keep coming all week long. Stay the starters, Email us the starters and NBA dot com. Let's get to the completed area. Resolve this conflict without anger. That's right. You don't tune in to your my friends talk about their pickup league. Tune in. Dear me, talk about the sonic the hedgehog movie. This week. I saw the trailer was released, and I'll watch pretty much any trailers. So I watched the trailer. And here was my initial thoughts. Like, oh, that voice Miller. Oh, that's bench Schwartz. Ben Schwartz as the voice assigned the hedgehog. That's a great choice. Bench Schwartz is super funny. There's Jim is Dr botany chew up some scenery. Maybe it'll be funny. Maybe not I don't know. But sure great. And then I was left with the very strong feeling that this movie does not look very good. You can't be sure from a trailer, but more than that, this is a kids movie in some sense, people would say anything with a any kind of superhero video game. Stop movie is a kids movie. But this is a very much a kids movie. I looked at the end it said this film is not yet rated. But when it does I think you're gonna see a G or PG. Perhaps the Paul George thirteen. And that's where it ended for me. Like, this is a movie that I'm not ever gonna see but good for them. What did you think of the look of sonic the hedgehog while last night? Scrolling through Twitter in the late stage of this raptors game because I couldn't watch the old television. But I was too lazy to turn it off. And I saw. Some sort of headline that was like, sonic. The hedgehog director says they're going to be changing design sonic, and I was like, oh, that's so funny onion style headline. And I'm scrolling. And I see like a different headline. That says the same similar thing. I look at like. The what's going on? So then I have to put the phone down and go over the laptop. I. I can't I can't googling from iphone. And it turns. This is not a joke. This is real the director tweeted, the message is loud and clear, you aren't happy with the design, and you want changes it's going to happen. So basically people freaked out they didn't like the way sonic, the anime here. The other characters are real people is. Created by machine and. They weren't happy with the way look to my eyes. He looked friendlier then the sonic that people wanted one hundred percent disagree. You don't think? So because the more anthropomorphic people are saying he looked more like a human. Yeah. And the other way he looks more like a like an angry like man, I'm gonna go spin real like head truck. With spiky hair. But he looks you're right. The part that's creeping MIO. I guess a lot of people is the weird human quality look to the teeth. L'armee? Yeah. People are angry about the teeth. I their way though, what's what's more likely that this movie's going to not be good because the script isn't good, and it was handled by million executives, and it's been rewritten. I mean, I I actually looked up quickly like this movie's been supposed to be made since forever. Is that going to be more likely or is going to be on a great script? Great acting bowl areas touching. We're teeth teeth. It's just I just can't believe that we're at the point that we're getting so angry about a kids movie about a character that was from the early nineties. I mean, I guess there's been different iterations of sonic. That's the other thing. I don't know it sonic looks like anymore. I know it say Genesis sonic looks like who knows what new sonic computer, sonic looks like. I just can't believe that we're getting this angry about things, right? So you're you're shocked at the director dress. James harden complaining about file calls, please drop that I just can't believe or getting this angry about. Drop it on yourself every. I'm exploring the space. Sonic is weird. Looking. Trailer. No big song. No details fan or knuckle fan. No. I looked at the FBI jam the guys tweets. The directors tweet, and I had just sorta read some through some of the responses under it made me laugh. Please make good changes. Detective Warner is. As a member of Warner media. Nice. I'm glad. Nice is looking sick. But you know, what the most common there's two very common responses to the director one was like people being like, hey, I redesigned sonic. And then this. The other responses people being like. I hope you don't make your animators work too hard. It's like now suddenly people are concerned about like labor because they're like this movie's coming out in November, you got to redesign, sonic and. Now, you're going to put too much pressure on your enemies. It's like. I mean, I've never I haven't seen like people care about labor rights in places where they should. But now, we're worried that people that are making sonic. The hedgehog are worried about them. Anyways. I'm trying to say take a breath internet. You got him ventures and game of thrones battle winter fell in the same week. You're weird nerd. You should you should have cleared the pipes by now, you shouldn't have this much anger left to be angry about sonic, the hedgehog. One of our streets stranger completed areas. But I liked it JD. Let's fire the gun. Speaking of movies, I've been dodging spoilers left and right CNN game on Sunday morning nine thirty can't wait. But got me thinking about some NBA spoilers. I like to hear like Derek Rosebud was his sled. Yeah. You can do it. You can do it. Okay. Simple. Spoiler right here. Austin carr. Cars spoilers. Bruce Willis was Dwayne deadman. The whole town. Lou Williams sees dead people real stretch. Yeah. Wow. Shabazz snappier wars. Gilbert aria kills the Travis Knight king. Derrick rose survives the crash the Titanic crash. What's for Darth Vader? I am your father. Bill Walton, Luke, I am your father spoiler. This bill. Bill with two. Oh, goodness. It's difficult. I also had Gwyneth Paltrow's head is in the DR in box. Good those I seven reference, right? Yeah. Yeah. The woman in the crying game has Lonzo ball's. That's basically it. Reuss Bolton cuts off tyreek Evans, gray. Joyce. I'm just in. I mean game. Long time when Harry met John Salley they ended up together at the end. Approved proving the friends you can't be. Friends what did approve? With the woman what you got Lee on nothing. I'm trying to think of on. But I o Markelle Sola dies at the end gladiator the spaniel at the end of the usual suspects. Kevin Spacey is. Is e sosie. That's hard to say something. That's. For lease the week. Tweet. Oh boy. There's no spoil the tweet of the week Schadt. The red mom would twenty two. Not his cue me to super diarrhea might conceal out via Lille piece. Melles Trent Cohen Hetty m night. Twenty two to morning poops old legend to fifteen coach Hugh missed Koya graduates. Ak chris. Dot com did not tweet. Ak twitter. Heads clothing dot com. That's for the whips. I play the dot com. We were all your f- say can't tweet unless Twitter your shirt. Cullens inside, right? Wait a Koi. Ak threats clothing. Both. Yeah. You can have multiple endorsements. You don't have an exclusive deals. Not an exclusive. But i'm. Get Hulu Joel threat, clothing dot com. Hey. What's the point? Okay. People included is Mr.. Is there a MRs coin great question say at say young pep dash because he's going to get upset if you young pip dash loyal soldier in the army. We haven't you should at homage available to. Very. Dot com slash the start is to get yours. Wearing at night. Your polls will thank bulls. Tweet. Yes. I last week. We had all the hod and controversy and Bleacher tweet at some angles of James Hahn being run into worries defend is not getting Falco's which prompted Utah Jazz Cinta Rudy. Go bid who was angry. And he tweeted this Mike is not allowed to contest shots like that last week. Maybe I'm crazy NS just camera angles. Syncing his teammate might drew the ire of the league office done of Mitchell. Replied, Dan, you should have just given me the twenty five grand ROY so O'neil chipped in. With can we split it to its route replied with Zinger at least go to charity and not inky headbands, and I'm just a fan giving his point of view. The we. I should've stayed unclogging Lee. Thank you. How many Mr. Koi is get for twenty five thousand dollars. A lot. Different types of cuts. The. Cubano shirts. I'll get you on. If you want. Never got you know. For everybody. But me, I thought you know, he didn't get a Koya. I think I gave you my Koya Koya. Lee had. Idea koi? Pond. You throw all the Koya shirts in pond. Fisher fish about your shirt for the nights. So do you tell her doing the draft lottery? New shirt lined up for Friday's television show you've seen it before. But it's not a new shirt. Might if you haven't seen the show. Get outta here. But before we go some rapid fire. Yeah. There is. Vendors gang came out last weekend in the mall. I'll walk. He bucks. Went to see it asked for view Yana said it was a quote really nice movie that even though he had to go to the bathroom. He never left. That guy's got a freakish bladder guys. What's something you would hold your P for? I mean, it's the drop every time we do. Pete so badly everytime, including this time, but you know, book Mormon seen it three times. And I don't like to leave my seat during the intermission. And last time I said, I had P like crazy, but I I waited out and I'm going to have problems in old age. Strong Caygill muscles Matt road trip momentum. If we're just getting going and someone asked to stop or, you know, after something like, let's go let's go let's get on the highway a bit. Let's let's put some put some clicks between here and there, and before we stop how much time are you willing to go three hours, plus hold it for three hundred plus. Done before. I'll do it again. Off guys UP a lot. Pretty pretty much anytime on an airplane because I'd like the window seat. And I really hate to interrupt skews me need to go for peace. I'll pretty much hold on unless it's like, a, you know, nine out flawed or something like that. And when I know they don't gonna have to guy, but if I'm three or four hours, and I'm holding on for like ninety minutes or so you can do it. Right. Or do you hope that maybe one of them gets up to us when you jump definitely if there's only one person next to me, but lead blocker. Yeah. All right. Second question. My main man get the Kevin Durant is with the warriors. In fact, GT asked him what he'd do to cave in the bay guy responded, quote, if there's such a thing as an inspiration dinner that I need to cook to bring all the dignitaries together. Well, consider that meal cooks. Weird. Diners drive ins, and dignitaries. Can't wait for his new show. Anyways, guys, what the meal that inspires you Jaydee whenever I go in a Costco. I will occasionally if I'm starving. Get a kosco hotdog and the great they're super cheap. Walker? I feel like a garbage for the rest of the day. So it inspires me. Not to eat. Four to six months stuff. Matt american. Thanks giving dinner I came too late in life. And specifically the one that's been usually a so always attaches has just the the amount of food the array of food, Danielle Tacis wife was cookbook makes most of it. But then everyone brings something it's like it's a real team effort and just seeing that many people around the table eating. I every time I walking my plate back to the table. I get misty eyed. And that's why we need it back this tests. I know you're taking a euro. Planning. I can't have that many people be intimate bedroom. You got a part of the eating point. Poll and about the party doesn't have people in it doesn't carry it. I can't remember. But. All right coming over to my place. Give it Matt Lee. What about you know, you're gonna say a stake in? Yeah. Well, that's it. Because anytime. I know I know that beat decision to make until need to feel comfortable that I'm gonna make the right decision. But I'm in a bit of a bond these days because I'm kind of red. Not making any decisions on everything. That's right. I don't have any big decisions tonight. But yeah. But it's it's one of those things I look forward to it. Because I'm like, right? I'm going to have this meal. Feel the brains clear the belly full. Beautiful decision. The bad. Our Faisal rapid-fire question comes from J P Berlin who writes listening to the last drop in bed. I thought a relaxing rapid fire was gonna low me to sleep. But after JD story about finding the dead body. I was Reynolds. When was the time you were thinking you'd have a good night's sleep only to be shocked awake. JD back in my food on the floor days. I was just rate in just drifting off when a mouse ran across. And it sorta landed on my shoulder. That's when I was awake. And then I there is no Bexley. It was one of those you jump up. Taking everything covers everything hunt. It yet lights on. Two in the morning is brutal. Yeah. Mice. When I was nine hundred twenty I went to Europe with a couple of friends to do the classic put a backpack on your pack. So so Canadian flag on it. And we were taking an overnight train. I cannot remember where it was between. But everyone told us you're gonna get robbed on this train a happens to everyone, and we got one of those sleeper cars, and it was four beds, and we were three people, and there was no fourth person. So we're kind of like it had a door the close but not locked. Tiny dark, and we're like what's going to happen. So everyone drifts off to sleep somebody wake up. God knows what time. So I don't know. Three four in the morning to see a man standing over me. And I'm like, and I just kind of like what? And he's like a classic. Missiles, adding. I guess it was in Italy. But after that, it was no going back to sleep because I was like what's going on here. So everyone woke up was like do we have everything we did low? But it was definitely a robbery attempt. If you truly believe that. Yeah. He wasn't just. Coming in. This. Apartment to live in. I had a Mira that hung on the back of my bedroom door right to see the Mira. You have to close the door was let with my door open and say whatnot. I work out for a P. And I thought the door was opened as I walked to the door like it was closed. But I was groggy mile is went really open and in the Mira. I oversee sort of reflection of myself, and I immediately thought there was someone standing. So I actually like shoved the bureau. Really? I saw this guy. That's nice. No. I'm back. For all your shirt. Reflections shirt. Scrape you. Did you break it or not? But it just peak noise, and then I came to and I'm like, oh, I just tried to fight myself. Not me. That's what the fire I think you've just described the plot to annihilation actually, really. Oh, really? Yeah. Spoiler. In a sense. We all want to destroy ourselves. You wanna quick story about the same apartment in London where I slip so someone counting crew. So my my brother and his girlfriend also lived in a different bedroom in that same place, and now f front door it it had at had a bolt, but that was broken. So you had to use a key to enter exit this apartment, right? And it was on top of the pub and whatnot. My. My brother's girlfriend woke up sort of like screaming. Oh my God. It's going fine with my fine. And we dislike a you must have dropped on. The beta something like that. It wasn't it. Then may my brother at in the hallway and one of these windows that we never opened was opened and and we looked around and then handbag was also missing. And so we went outside and we found like a purse it was empty, and that's a someone to come into our house and couldn't get out of there. And I open this window. That was like we we sort of thought it was like like welded shot, no mess, and they and they and I snuck out and then we call the police. But it was like freaky tonight that someone was in half like that the window is on the second floor. So we we were on one level, but we were on top of a pub where we lived, right? But I'm saying so he jumped from the second floor. Was like a back entrance like the days that I guess he he somehow got into those. Anyway. Good idea. That's podcast wild ending to this one. Hope you guys enjoyed it though. If you do and you subscribe to the showing apple podcast on itunes, leave us that five star reading that review. Help us out. Join us tonight Friday on MBA TV at six thirty pm eastern if you're catching this on the weekend. We'll see you on Monday nights. You heard it here. I have a great time turn up lovey guys. Awesome. Thanks for joining us, San remember mice. People.

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Simmons or Embiid?

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Simmons or Embiid?

"NBA Nothing series continues with a look at the W. Seven six. When the season was suspended the sixers where thirty, nine twenty six six in the east. Philly was a league-best, twenty, nine and two at home, but fourteen games under five hundred on the road. Vastly Different Benson Joel beat both having all star season. Jay Williams back here with Steven A. WHO's more important for the sixers restart. Is it Ben Simmons Joel embiid. I'M GONNA shock, everybody a little bit by saying Joel Embiid, because this is guard, every oriented game in this day and age in the NBA, and usually that's where you lean on. Fortunately in the case of the Philadelphia Seventy sixers I think it's on and be. We know that. When embiid is on his game, he could be arguably the most dominant big man in basketball outside of. I'm talk about back to the basket player in the post, instead of shooting a their perimeter shots like Brett Brown allows him to do i. think that he defense. Obviously he's a big boy at seven one to sixty plus he could play with his back to the basket and he can play facing the basket even needs to be this back to the basket. Even more what he's dot com of dominant big man. Ben. Simmons is vastly limited by his. Perimeter shooting ability. It's not great. He's no threat from three point range whatsoever barely even attempt only took like six on the season. May Two of them which is actually improvement, but that's about it i. mean we know what he can do? In terms of Paul handling has basketball IQ passing ability. He's a big top defender, but what? You're GONNA get what you're going to get from him. It's Joel embiid dusty x factor because this guy gives you all he's got. A really is no answer for him. And you're talking about the absence of Jimmy Butler along with Jj Redick if they were there then Ben Simmons because of his facilitating ability would be exponentially more important, but because that's not the case because they're not there, and it's really about him, and Tobias his Harris and Josh Richardson and those boys it comes down to Joel embiid the sixers. Go where he takes them. He's got to be on another level. He's gotTa be a man on a mission. He's got to remember those big crocodile tears that were streaming down. Down his face with a wild in the hit the game, winning shot in the postseason last year, and he walked down the hallway, and his girl was weight limits stuff like that in front of everybody. All the cameras watching you gotta be Dude remembers that kind of pain and is hell bent on making sure it does not happen again. That ain't about Ben Simmons Hell that ain't even about Brett Brown. That's about Joel embiid. He can't just be an all star. He's gotta be a monster. If the sixers to have a chance, it's just that simple. I wouldn't dare go before J. Wheel on NBA basketball discussions J. will I relent brother. So I. Know you talking about Massey. Those that do what he's in how? How Nimble that. He got skills skill. Dallas late at. I'll say this. Stephen A.. I hear what you're saying Joel. I'M GONNA. Take! My Mba analysts had off and put on my fan Jay hat. At the beginning of the year. I picked the Philadelphia Seventy sixers to be different. I thought they had a chance to win a chip. I saw Ben Simmons was going to shoot the ball the way he was shooting throughout the summer I thought Jerusalem be was going to be that player that we saw come into the tunnel experience emotion. He was going to transition that into this season, being the best player, one of the best players in the league, just not all star, but a beast. Just you mentioned. But I think that as a fan right now of this team. Are Willing to give both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid a pass ultimately. The main x factor isn't the question of who has more Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons to put on their back. The X factor is Brett Brown Steven. A. Brett Brown. This is his year. We've been on this show multiple times. Talking about I'm tired of talking about what Ben Simmons doesn't do. I'm tired of talking about well being suman three set of being down on the block and how you GonNa, figure this out. Why is Joel Embiid all? We fell in the plays. Why Does Ben Simmons need to wait for him and all the I'm tired of it? You have to. To incredible players, one player that has Lebron James like skills to a degree that is a defensive monster that has the vision like the Brian to a degree. Yes, there are some inefficiencies of his game, but let's talk about the things he does well. You'd have all them beat that when he does play with that tenacity that bigger he has won the most dominant players there is in the league. He'll say this off the charts you have tobias. Harris, you pay a lot of money to an ELM brand in this off season and yeah, you do have some question marks from shooting perspective but Brett. Brown. It's time to go to work. It is time to go to work and is Al Horford. In Joel, embiid playing together is time to figure it out. Is it holding Ben? Simmons speak to the fire, the ball four to five times a game and make him own that it's time to go to work Brett. I'm tired of talking about what Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons don't do I want to start talking about what Brown needs to make them do in order to get this philly team to a chance where they can actually take advantage of the skill they have, and they can reach their optimum and recent optimize their value that they have. That's the time I. Think it's time to take this conversation towards essay. Where I'm at right now. It. Based based on watching the and listen that you guys is valid, but it's been simmons is. There's no doubt about it. No question businesses the facilitator, the facilitator coming up in. An. Injury. Steel Jake where we talking about player. WHO's giving him that fast? Who's get Simmons that pass about coming off the injury in this situation. They were terrible enrolled good at home. You you guys talked about Ben Simmons won't soup. Won't do this won't do that. Bill Simmons needs to figure out that he needs to be the most important part to what the Philadelphia Seventy six success is going to be look. We know what Joel Embiid is joy. EMBIID has, and he's arguably the best player on court majority of the time, but if you ask me, who is more important to their success, is Simmons because he has to do more, he has the not only facilitate. He has to add an increase his usage offensively. That is the issue I've heard you guys talk about this own show after show after show Biz. Biz Simmons needs to suit the Basketball Ben. Simmons needs to become more of an offense of presence I. Don't understand what's lacking here. So when I talk about when we have a conversation about most important and are related to football as well if you play the top level game, and if you have an ingredient that you can add that, you're choosing not to use possibly and I'm talking I'm making reference to be Simmons shooting the basketball more than two times a game. Then you become the most vital port to that team's success. Because you do everything else. Joylin be some of this. Is predicated on how Ben Simmons Bland and gas five hundred. Likes these. Go. Go it! The Lakers went to championship without magic shooting the Rock. It can be dumb brother it can be. Right personnel. J. Ben. Simmons is but still tater. But So, so you make that point you try to tell me. Magic wasn't the most important guy to that team success. No I'm saying, but it's not around him. Being the most important it's about what are the pieces that you're surrounded with and I think ultimately it. Brett Brown can't get it done this year. The question that this team is gonNA find themselves. Face with is Ken these to work together and if they can't. Then, who do you build your team around and I've said it multiple times considering. Joel beads by history of injuries and not knowing which way the League is moving as far as traditional bigs I would have a Tennessee if they can't get it done with Brown, and if they do have to make a decision to slip them up, I would build a. Build a team around Ben Simmons rather than Joel Embiid. A let me get in here for a second. I, Ball Swag Goo just because you once wore uniform with blue and white with stars on your uniform like is, don't make you qualified to talk about. Ben Simmons number one number two Jay Williams last time I. Round wasn't a part of the question. It was Simmons or embiid out in crash row with. A dog why? So many. Damn. Ten questions around. Every day. So. I say y'all spoke as. Turn Okay Okay because you got an A. Bluejays blow blades. Mr Captain Obvious. Of course, we know it's about Brett Brown. That's number two. That back to you swag Google number three. When you talking about Ben Simmons. You're talking about him. Employees and attribute. He may not utilize it enough. That he doesn't utilize it. He can't show. That's a problem it. Could shoot. He would be the league MVP. He's that. Brother Brother Sons special everything else he has. He just doesn't have a perimeter. When he gets a perimeter shot, it might not be fair to watch Ben Simmons against the rest of the League because he's that lethal in every other category, so we understand that, but because that is not the case, and because Brett Brown as a factor, who is the expectation, the neutral? All of that Bit Suiting Deficiency Brett Brown coaching. Al Horford. ageism kicking in and stuff like this all of that stuff. Who's the one person that can nullify all of that? And that is a monster named Joe Olympia, saying all star named Joel Joel. said a monster with an attitude with a chip on his shoulder determine, showing up in his has met suit Nolan that and other stuff to get help to put the data on one. Thing to wear cut. You're GONNA need help taking it off, but the bottom line is. You can't play bad boy. You gotTa show up and then Joel embiid. I'm telling you we ain't going to be Ben Simmons too much. Essay let me ask you this question. How much money would you bet on and be showing up in these playoffs? We're about to see. Are you betting on that knowing what you know about Joel embiid betting on that. I need you to take a stand. You know what I'm going to bet on. It I'm going to bet on him. They going to be good enough income. But I've been. No I'm going to bet on showing up I've got. Okay. Says we had a since we had a damn discussion about the question I'm holding the rundown right here. It's a rundown. Okay, this rundown. Out. More important. More important. For the sixers. Being The guy that debate everything in the NBA is the most important play on the team. And all I'm saying is that. The wrong question on rundown. That's what I'm saying. That's not the question. I take. Stephen. Wagging a finger like you go, do something fall-back Swag Goo secondly. Last year in the postseason Jay. Williams can invest this because you don't get to take off your NBA insider hat. Analyst at J last year in the playoff. What they're Brett Brown. Do He took Ben Simmons Away from being a facilitator left that to Jeff Junior. Butler Jimmy Butler was more of enough. From the perimeter, so see Segue, SWAG For you here Bro I. I will give you. As much as Max Kellerman because he's helpless, he's hope we don't require that. Don't let them do that to you not. Asking the question, are we asking a question? About the Twenty Twenty Philadelphia? The seventy sixers on the was with with and who you just mentioned I'm talking about this. Again the damn question is. That? GonNa play off! Spur breath. All right, all I know, is this Steven. Even. Else. You don't want to instigate these guys. They, would ice get either one of them? Now and Guys. Whatever GEICO gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven, which means that Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always, therefore, you like your mom when you fill out really really important paperwork on the first day of a new job name, check birthday, so securities thing. Hey, mom, what is my social security number? Mom Mom? Gas. Zero Zero One seven Gemini Hashtag Dad. Always, therefore you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents. In a guest appearance Friday on San. Charles Barkley said he's felt the national spotlight on awfully from the media, covering them too brightly on statements like kneeling during the national anthem for social justice messages displays on. Quote! What's happening now is we're turning into a circus? Instead of talking about racial equality, racial justice economic justice, we spend all our time worrying about who's nailing and not kneeling. What's being said on buses? What's been set on jerseys? I think we're missing the point we need police reform prison reform, those are number, one and two things to focus on. We need the cops. Good cops out there policing bad cops when we spend time focusing on what's on the Jersey that's going to defeat the purpose my concern is this turning into a circus instead of trying to do some good stuff. Right. Jay Williams still here with US Stephen I'll start with you here. Just Charles Barkley have a point. Absolutely does and that's basically what I was alluding to near the top of the show. It's unfortunate and dare I say is becoming very very embarrassing. Because we're not focused a lot of times when people talk about the black community quietly amongst themselves, or you know, some of us are fortunate enough to really hear the truth. That's that's using out of the mouths of others outside of our community. We as black folks accused of two things being very emotional. Without enough strategy! That's the bottom line. We can slice any way we want to, but that's what it comes down to. And throughout this ordeal, particularly since the passing of Floyd. That's exactly what has transpired. Let's take stock of it, so he passes away because this officer murders him by as far as I'm concerned engaging in a modern day lynching, you don't just have to tie a noose around somebody's neck about putting your knee on their neck for eight minutes. Minutes and forty six seconds as far as I'm concerned. S A modern day lynching in my estimation. That's how I view it okay. The man police officer murdered this man. Okay, so in the aftermath of all of that we have these protests. Okay, fair enough of a sudden that protests turns into riots and we've talked about black lives. Matter and people are not paying attention to the fact that you had a bunch of white folks out there. Supposedly representing black lives matter that were engaging in riots and mayhem and things of that nature, but you heard the name black lives matter you assume as black people was a lot of white folks out there doing that stuff. We don't point that out, then we then we have a situation where whether we're protesting, not then all of a sudden. What comes about now? We have NBA player standing up. Obviously some want to go out there and play. Because they recognize that if they don't collect, the boggling agreement is going to get ripped up as a result of getting ripped up. You'll have to go back to the negotiating table. Until a new agreement is reached, all contracts would be null and void, plus the NBA would try to institute a hard salary cap in the event that the season is canceled because of the pandemic etc, etc. What Do. Do. These guys do the career visit the White House Matt. Respect and love to them, because their hearts are in the right place, but then proposing not to play. Obviously, there was a divide that was there. We've got former players taking one side or another depending on whether it's the players that wanted to play against the players that did it then. You've got folks debating as to what jerseys. Jerseys to put the what what what what slogans whatever put on the back of Jerseys. We got my man Jay Williams on social media. Yesterday were appropriately. Reminding the play is in an age of a pandemic where you've got over forty million people unemployed, and at least twenty million expected not to return to their jobs that they have been furloughed from, or what have you these guys are? They're playing. Playing complaining about room. Service Hotel Room qualities and things of that nature disseminating that kind of message to the public. We have one of our very own colleagues who we love, and we wish nothing, but the best to, but he ultimately ended up being laid, put off of work for the next couple of weeks, because of an inappropriate tweet at a senator, and then we got players tweet and. Free him like like he's prison or something, and then not realizing that these of things distract from the main course. Sean Jackson who thought was in the right place, even Jackson, whose home was in the right place, but they themselves embroiled in a controversy involving the Jewish community, because of what was termed as nothing short of antisemitic of verbiage. Or what have you once again talking about that? We've got a whole litany of things that we're pointing the finger at and talking about instead of the real issue at hand, which is what Barkley was trying. Trying to enter to intimate wherever our focus was in May. It's not there now. It's probably not GONNA be there next month it. They're probably going to be there. Come September you hope that it'll be there. Come Election Day and things of that nature, these are the things that we were supposed to be about. We were supposed to have eyes on a ball, but once again because of the combination of emotion and not enough strategy. We Look Lost Barclays. I'm a I'm going to elude to somebody that I listened to quite often, and I think is very profound and it it lends itself to what Stephen A. N. N. Chuck was talking about killer Mike Fame Rapa His name is killing Mike because he knows the real phone. Killing might always talks about organize strategize and mobilize, and that's exactly what took, and that's exactly what Stephen is talking about. Listen there co- compensate. Let me take people behind the curtain. Their conversations in the black community especially when people that I've talked to US talking too much. We do too much signaling. We do too much talking and not enough action, and now it is to the point where a lot of people are in this in this in this country, especially black guys like Stephen night because I understand what he's talking about. This battle has been going on for Stephen a lot longer than it has been going on for. For me, Jay will, he's seen times where they probably thought were transitioning and changing same thing for chuck. Now you can talk about the tactic tactics. They use the words they use and the way they go about it. Nobody's above criticism based on your own experience, but they are talking about mobilization was Stephen. They talks about legislation. That's mobilization. That's actual change that people were talking about so I think when we get to the point. Where we started here especially for me because I had the great beyond this and have conversations because I'll tell you two years ago three years ago I heard Stephen. They say something I heard. Say something like this? I'll be like me and ain't down for the calls man. They trying to tell us what to do. We are here in the streets. We all here doing this doing that, but having conversations not only with with Stephen. They in choke, but people that don't look like you. People that have a different experience I'm talking about black people people that have a different experience that you about how they go about getting things done. There is nothing. Nothing wrong with comparing notes. There is nothing wrong with inside self criticism about. How do we get the best results in the things that we are looking to have change so before everybody goes off on a tangent, say Stephen I. Say well need to do pitchers in. We'll need to add things on the back of the Jersey. You have to understand what the experience is I'll give this story before I. Let it go Jay my grandmother. Who just passed away? A year some change ago. We had this conversation when Colin Kaepernick kneeled, and my grandmother the black woman from Brandon Louisiana. Asked me. What are you guys so angry about? Why do you feel Chris now? Think about this. Keep this in mind. She's looking at a grandson. That's getting paid millions of dollars from the Dallas cowboys to play football. She's looking at a football player from San Francisco getting millions of dollars in paid the play quarterback, and my grandmother is was down for the calls where she was born, went through Jim Crow went through racism. WHITE PEOPLE HOMES CLEANING UP AS As a servant is what she was called, that was a little job title so her. Her progress was seeing a grandson. Two generations remove have the opportunity to take care of his family based on what she thought. Only white people could do because of her life experience. So when we have in these conversations, we can't be quick to bash the experience as opposed to have a conversation, and then I had to. To tell grandma, these are the things that we see as systematic oppression. This is what goes. Oh, in our line of work is we're seeing this society? Is She? Said Okay I see what you're saying. But if you are not willing to have those conversations and not listen to people that have experienced this longer than you have I think we're missing some so I think it's important the conversation and what Steve? Steve and they said what chuck it to not only admonish the you don't agree with, but also try to gain an understanding like I've been doing because right now. I'm going to kill the Mike. Babb organized strategize mobilizing. What is the actionable items and I need somebody to teach me because I? Don't have enough knowledge to leave in direct thousands of thousands and masters of people to what to actually do. Tug, you said that so beautifully. Bro, the men it's. We all have room for growth as we continue to educate ourselves what the process, but. This has be real right now. Let's. Swagger, you mean Stephen, a Smith Graham of real real conversation right now, and it's probably GonNa go over the time that we need to. But who cares because I think it's worth having. I've said in multiple. I've called essay a big brother to me. Okay and Steven A. You and I have a radio show that I'm about doing August sixteenth. I had a really deep conversation about what comes along with that responsibility, and you put me on because of your experience, we've had multiple conversations also about how it feels sometimes to be the only black guy in the room, and how you need to navigate that how you need to position yourself, you know, I did an interview with Bob Johnson on the ballroom, and he really broke down to me is like Jay in order to be heard, I had to play the game I understand that a lot. People don't WanNa. Play the game and how you get in there, but like I I needed. Needed to make people feel comfortable with the way I was articulating my point to them and I needed to map out strategically how I was advancing the ball down the field. So so I go when you talk about killer Mike, strategize organize those words so import, and it means now more than ever because we have to think holistically everybody yelling and we echo chamber that's created within social media where we get distracted by so many different things. That's why when this whole thing popped off Stephen as we, you and I were on I. Think and I say what is the plan? What are actionable? Trying to actually accomplish. How do we label those things out? And then how do we go? Get them now understand that to degree. When you, we have protesters out there. That's that's actually that's one of the angles of attack that you can have, but we have to submit. What are we actually asking for? And I think that Charles Barkley is so right essay in what are the things that we're focusing on? How do we go out and get that? That's why I'm can go back to my comment about NBA owners. It's great with the symbolic names on the back of. How are we forcing owners to put lobbyist to actually push for legislation that actually affects the bottom line as it relates to systemic racism and social injustices. We need to put out there and then strategizing, organize and go after that and hold down the fort about what we're asking for. Because if we don't do that, then it becomes all over, and we need to do it in a way. That is playing a game. I'm not saying that we can't be disruptive in that and I don't want to. To be able to take this out of context and take it the wrong way because we have to be disrupted, but we also need to do it in a way where we're here to line items almost like a lawyer here line on this what we're asking for. Here's the call on how we're going to do that. And we all need to strategize not demise together collectively to go on, not that Steve A., and you've been talking about this from day one day. And I was thinking man. I I've been talking about it from day. One fellas. Here's the reality of the situation before we can do any of that. The word thing that we've gotta learn is that you can come together even though you're going down different avenues. If we all go on to Washington DC, for example, somebody might take Amtrak somebody might drive. Somebody might fly on a shuttle from the Guardia Airport, and we're go to the same damn place. You don't resent somebody from going a different path on our far too many cages in our community, even though we might have the same objective because you're not watching down the direct same path as others believe you should or would want you to. To Your excoriated an ostracize because of it, it's not only immature. It's counterproductive and that's the thing that we've gotta learn. You talked about Corporate America, and what have you listened? White folks make up sixty percent of the population. The power structure in this nation has been built and such to such a degree that you don't get to omit them or removed from the equation, and then you automatically sent to it without suffering. That's why I. Tell people all the time. I'm not about and I tell you guys all the time y'all will laugh. Laugh when I say this. Because I told you all this on many occasions, when both of Y'all have come to me for advice about your careers, I, said I'm not about black appeal. I'm about mass appeal. I don't just want black folks. I want every body. Because that's how you win with what doing you don't limit yourself or pigeonhole yourself to one community. You get them all you make sure your message is consistent and profound and substantive, but you get everybody you get as many people as you possibly can. You can't pull that off if If you're engaged in alien nation, and obviously stigmatizing and ostracizing people, just because they don't think one hundred percent of what you think, you're also pigeon holding yourself when you have that kind of mentality because you're not thinking beyond yourself, you so caught up in what you want to think that you don't want to hear what anybody else has to say. Therefore you inhibited, prohibit you ability to grown, and you're stuck in the same Rut and the world moves beyond you and leaves you behind because you was stubborn and you didn't want to say. That you end up being stagnant, and that's the problem I know. We gotta go one statement statement. I know we I know we gotta go one statement when you got somebody private phone number. Reach out to stop doing all this over. Social Media. Policy from state farm gets you collision coverage and this radio ad from state farm gets you coverage of this beloved ninety six. Off. It's GonNa. Be. schooled. My. Healthy for more coverage isn't state farm, DOT COM. That's all I got. Our next guest is arguably the best coach in college, Basketball John Calipari with us now coach. Thank you so much for being with us this morning and let me just set this up because we've been having a lot of conversations on this show about not just symbols, not just rhetoric actionable items, and you have one, so let me describe this. You're joining us now. Now on behalf, the mcclendon minority leadership initiative. This is a national program funded by predominantly college basketball coaches to create postgraduate internship opportunities for minorities in athletic departments. I applaud you on this. Taking the steps garnering the troops to do this, you said recently that your success is based on African. American families trusting me with their child. What does this initiative mean to you? My hope is ten years from now, and it's not just me. This is I knew this would have to be fifty one hundred coaches, and eventually two hundred coaches, but for me personally. Tommy, Tucker, organizing with me with this I hope people look back over my career and say that's the biggest thing he's done. Forget about national titles. Forget about what he's done within College Basketball Hall of fame this. Has Changed what the landscape in college athletics looks like. It's changed diversity on college campuses. That's the big picture. Coach I appreciate you being on the show and Molly and Swag Goo. Just for your purposes, coach knows this John mcclendon who this initiative is named after he was a mentor to my late great coach Clarence Big House Gaines, a Winston Salem State, he learnt the game of basketball under the create the founder of Basketball James. Naismith coached at Tennessee state. This man was the first African American, coach collegiate basketball when the first African American coaches in pro basketball, the inventor of the fast break. That's how break this man was. John Kerry tell me talk to me about what the what the motivation is behind this because a lot of people are hearing coaches, they don't realize this is really about getting more coaches. Also and more people involved in basketball to become athletic directors from the minority community. Can you talk about the agenda? This initiative overall? Yeah, this. This is not about creating basketball coaching positions. This these may not be athletes. They may be leaders. We're trying to develop the next wave of leaders. And decision makers. In athletics, and so you know we're looking at this saying. How do we get candidates that understand postgraduates that WANNA get in to athletes and want to be the next athletic director WanNa be the next decision making to hire more minority coaches, and so we're saying are avenue. Is this coaches are the point of the funding? We're going to mentor. These young people they're going to be mentors within Athletic Department. But this is a project. It's GONNA take time. The coaches involved have committed to four years. We need data in four years to say what's working. Let's look at this, and then we go from there and we keep making adjustments. Coach, I've had opportunity to to come around. Be Around your practices and I know you. Players not only have a tremendous amount of respect. They consider your family talking to you and a lot of those guys. You can see it. It permeates through through the gym and being able to sit on the sideline and watch practice I understood that personally my question to you is what have these conversations been like with your African American players in this time would have possibly learned. What have there been hard conversations tears. What have these been like for you this time with you and your players? Well, there's two pieces of this Marcus, what what I can tell you after sitting back for a couple of weeks and just listening and trying to learn and and somebody like me who I feel. That you know maybe I get this, you know what you figure out. I really don't understand and I may never understand. But I stand with you anything I've done including this initiative where we've organized this with other coaches. Run it by my team. Do. You think this is something I should be doing. For the bigger picture. Any statement I'm about to make or made. How do you feel about me saying this? Because I'm representing those players and I'll say it again. The success that I've had my family anything that's happened for me. My children their grandchildren. It's because African American. Families have entrusted me with their child. That's it bottom line and I understand that and that's why for me. This initiative go to minority leaders DOT ORG, if you're a candidate. If you're a coach that wants to be involved if you're a business because what I believe, this is GonNa Mushroom into. Is Businesses are going to get involved with. US and they're gonNA WANNA. Look at the student athletes or these these future leaders are decision makers, and it's going to be filter into business so I would tell anyone if there's anyone that wants a partner with week coaches because we're not trying to tell, athletic directors create more positions. We need money. We're saying we're going to give you the money. We need you to create positions and mentors. We're going to stay involved in stay active. We need to change what athletic departments look like. What these look like, so that I sit in a room and I don't see one minority coach or two. It's crazy and I've known it and here's my one regret. Stephen! You've known me a long time. Might regret. Why didn't I do this ten years ago? What did I not have the courage to do it? Did I not see. There was a problem was I. Tone deaf to all this, but let me say this by bringing this to the forefront. Every coach. That's here heard this said I'm in because this is needed right now. Right coach let me I I'd be remiss neglecting to bring up age us because I'm thinking about the southern intercollegiate athletic conference conference and I remember they would. They played a major major role in leading efforts to get form. NBA, play jobs. They will also instrumental they also the first NCW conference to provide women football official opportunities, so we can't forget the role at HSBC. US have played and we'll continue to try to play. What's your communication been like with them? What level of involvement will they have in assisting this movement? This initiative on you guys? Would you guys well? Greg Moore Gregory? Moore and I have talked. A bunch. Because I wanted to run this by him and say what are you? How do you feel about this? We want their schools involved, but I want those schools sponsored, so we're out getting sponsorship, so these schools had the opportunity to tie into this program. Be sponsored, but I also want their talented candidates to be applicants in this so. Again what we're doing for all of our schools, if there's a Kentucky Athlete or student that wants in this program does an applicant. It won't be it Kentucky. It'll be another school, and then you do your thing. We can always hire you back. And these are positions of employment, access and opportunity. These are typical quote internships. These are more than that, but Greg. Moore and I've talked about that, but here's the other thing. He has a great. Picture of what he wants all of this to look like the inequity in college sports I told him. I will stand shoulder to shoulder with you. Let's get this thing underway. What they done in the impact that they've had and let me say this. Damn been treated as fairly. In ways that I can tell the NCAA and these APR rules in some other things. It's just not been fair, and I've said it all along. If you don't have the money for summer school and to do certain things. Your academic stuff is not going to look the same, so is all over this and I say Gregory he's. He has and I told him. I'm going to help him and we're going to try to. Get this sponsored, but any applicant that looks at this. Any minority that says I need access and opportunity I'm that person, man or woman? Twenty percent of these should be women. We have some of the great mayors in our country right now or African American women. They should look at this and I'm telling you to apply. It's going to be fifty seventy positions across the country in all kinds of different fields apply. Minority leaders dot. Org is where you go to. All right minority leaders dot org. We implore everybody to check that out coach I applaud your efforts, and all the other coaches involved for mobilising to make this happen quickly. you know I gotTA. Ask You. Huge College Basketball Fan over here I'm a Yukon. Grad. Sorry, so huskies Fan. We going to have the season. How confident are you? Well. You know anything that I would say. Here would be a guess, but I will tell you my hope is yes. Yes, we do. We're all following the NBA in what they're going through I. Don't think we could do it like they're doing it. But there's gotta be ways. For All of college athletics all these athletes who have trained and done all the. Things that our whole life. You're looking at this same man I hope this goes because it just would be fair, but we've got to listen to the science on top of that, too, and I trust our league or President or athletic. Director the medical people involved my hope is. Plus have a really good team. So my hope is please. Let's play. As long as we can do it safely, coach appreciate you. Stay safe and hope to talk to you soon. It's your home speaking and I need you to do me a couple of favors I. could you get that blueberry that rolled under the fridge last week? It's throwing my functions. Way Off second thing. Bundle your home and car insurance with GEICO. It's easy and we could save money. Lastly I know you're thinking of painting the nursery back to off white, but I'm actually feeling. This baby blue didn't think it was my color, but I am pulling off Gyco for bundling made easy. Go to GEICO DOT COM today. What is he bringing to the Patriots? It's definitely terrifying to think about if CAM. Newton's healthy and he's in Belgium. Offense you know in my division is going to be could be a long year for the other teams because he's a game changer. He came into the League. You know he's a league. MVP brought Super Bowl. He's just built differently than a lot of. Of quarterbacks and he's a headache, the game plan for so when he's healthy. You can stop the run from him, but then you've got to defend the pass, and if you can stop the past, then you got count for the Rod so. It's basically you know. Pick one thing and he'll do the other, and then you a couple of him with ballot. Check who? Cares about winning and Cam really wants to prove himself, so it's definitely a recipe for. Disaster for the rest of the League if they can figure it out. Greg van row in woods on cams align with the panthers for five seasons. He's seen this firsthand now. They're both in the AFC east. Good stuff, Marcus. Should the NFL be more concerned about this duo of Cam and ballot check? They should molly from a football standpoint absolutely listen Josh mcdaniels, obviously the office coordinator for the Patriots is going to have the extensive time with Cam Newton and trying to formulate a semblance of an offense that Cam can operate from and look I know we've we're having the conversations. About will cam starred as Jerry Steadham Cam Newton I think it'd be Cam Newton health barring it'll be Cam Newton starting, so they'll have to formulate this plan. What has bill check done his entire career? He's morphed into whatever he's needed to be off for his team to. To Have Success Cam Newton being healthy, is still one of the top fifteen quarterbacks. Let's just go there because we hadn't seen him. Play a while. Cam Newton being healthy gives this offense another dimension. We talked about her Stephen. They talked about i. told you about it. Withdraw Talk to make about it. This team being devoid of talent outside of the quarterback Cam Newton, does he kind of insulates you from that? If he is the Cam Newton, that we're expecting him to be, this will be a great marriage and don't tell me about all the water. Bill Belichick Science Chatham Cinco. He signed Randy Malls these guys that you wouldn't cliche. That New England was signed and Bella. Check would be able to coach. No dues win. They bought the business rented Moss was about his business ocho Cinco de Laszlo, but he knew what planning New England do this is Cam Newton's revival tour. He'll have a successful one because he's one of the best coaches of all time, and this is Cam Newton talking about a healthy cam. Newton is still a top tier quarterback in the NFL. I don't disagree with you Marcus what I would say to you. However that I'm worried about emotion I love it. Love it a lot what I'm seeing from. Cam Newton and the combination of an and bill belichick being on their own mission is something that's just marvelous to fantasize about, but the is such a thing as being so height so ready so anxious day could ultimately derail you remember when we praised football players or elite athletes in particular thing that we praise the most about is their floors, and so you gotta think about those kinds of things. Things, it's all nice fine and Dandy Training Unit preseason. You get ready, but when you go out there and things don't necessarily go the way you plan. Do you have do intestinal fortitude to overcome that I'm not saying Cam Newton. Doesn't I believe in him? I think he's GonNa, have a monster year, but I do concern myself in terms of him being over hyped because it's not just about him performance, he has to somewhat at least live up to the legacy. That is Tom Brady particularly if he is the direct successor to Brady which we anticipate. This is your apartment I need some favors from you. Your cat keeps rubbing against the kitchen island and I can't return the favor. Can you give her extra pets for me after that? Could you bundle your renters and car insurance with GEICO? We could save money and it's easy to do online. At one. Last thing could leave the TV on during the day. I need to catch up on my soaps. For Bundling. Go to GEICO DOT COM today. Meanwhile, the bottle the bedding favor Lakers are down another point guard. Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb last night during practice in Orlando. Booby out six to eight weeks avery. Bradley has already opted out of the restart. Due to his sons, health conditions Stephen How damaged or the Lakers championship now. Significant damage I'm telling you right now. Stuff like this keeps happening. I might have to go with the Clippers to win the championship. Instead of the lake is because the more guard you lose, the more pressure that puts on Lebron. James WHO's already your point. Guard point forward. What have you, but that puts an immense amount of pressure on them playing time and beyond? This is not a good thing for the Lakers. Because Rodney has experienced knows how to run a team. It's an incredible loss of. He's not ready to go come playoff time. To, as point to take pressure off Lbj, but you think about regional Rondo to. He's already champion his experience. Let alone his ability to facilitate on. The court will be sorely missed. I'm interested to see how this is going to play out. Stephen Hope Lebron got a lot of risks. No question at least. Howard I WANNA I want to remind everybody at home. I take is on at eleven tomorrow eleven eastern after soccer. Don't Miss It. Stay safe. We'll see you tomorrow. Might, not be please.

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"All right. I'm chasing lot. That's Marcellus Wiley that do is serve want to speak for yourself. The most clearly show in sports coming up. We'll tell you what to expect tonight's rockets warriors showdown where we start with last night's playoff. J? I Joel Embiid and Niccolo yolk, you should switch nickname. Indeed, his joker yoke is the process. That's the takeaway from last night to be a playoff action Embiid turning himself into a big joke and Yokich is at the center of four year process in Denver that is headed for a massive payoff on the night when the Philadelphia seventy Sixers needed him be to duplicate Michael Jordan's flu game, the seven footer moped around the court for thirty one minutes during a thirty six point loss to the Toronto. Raptors and beat scored thirteen points and turn the ball over eight times. He should have stayed in bed. Sick late in the game. TNT cameras captured him beat sitting on the bench staring at a stat sheet. Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley. Roasted in be I was thinking about when I play for the great field Jags integrate, Pat Riley, would they would say to my team at this point in time. And they both had the same tendencies in a game five and game that you need. They would come in. We would see stuff on the board when we give the United there then they race it. And then they both would say can you step up to the challenge you want people to remember the process forever? You gotta step up out the star player. You can never show weakness. You've got to keep the other guys involved in a game. That's what he does. He complained so much about being sick. He drains the energy out to room. Well as expected Sixers head coach Brett Brown had a different take. He defended him be taken. Listen, I'm kind of disappointed like he gets Shchukin around to me too much like he's trying to play for us. He's trying to get out of bed with a significant temperature income represent. At the organization. I think it's grossly unfair some of the criticism that he gets. I don't understand that. All right. Embiid is twenty four plane in his thirty and be AC's and has been rather inconsistent in this post-season his numbers are all down from the regular season ended, it appears the league's gatekeepers have tired of his. Hey, look at me social media. Embiid wants to be shocked two point oh of fun. Loving giant problem is at age twenty two and just as thirty NBA season shack put a penny on his back and carry the Orlando Magic to the NBA finals shacks play always outside his contemporaries and his diesel personality. That's not the case for him be out west. There's a twenty four year old seven footer playing in his fourth NBA season who is unintentional. Putting a clown suit on Embiid Nikola Yokich and the nuggets routed Portland in the TNT nightcap yoga's finished with twenty five points in one thousand nine rebounds. All of yoga's is postseason numbers are all up from. The regular season. Big Honey is doing his best work on the big stage without the fanfare and the social media printing the nuggets embarked on a four year process at around Yokich a second round pick from Serbia in the same two thousand fourteen draft class that saw Embiid selected third overall in Yokich his rookie year, the delegates one thirty three games. They won forty the next year. And then forty six the following season this season another one fifty six and made the playoffs for the first time in six years. It's base low steady process that has culminated with the nuggets looking a bit. Like the modern day version of Bill Walton, Portland trailblazers, I'm not calling yoga's the next Walton yoke isn't nearly the defensive force that Walton was and is to brief NBA prime. But yoga's does elevate. His teammates the way Walton did Embiid elevates him bead the joke right now is on Philadelphia's process are joining the desk now is Fox Sports NBA. Analysts. Jim Jackson, and Rick Bucur Bleacher report Marcellus I'll start with you being too hard on oil and be absolutely not. He he wanted his he loves attention. I'm guilty as well. My grandmother used to say once you call for attention, baby. You can't hang up think about it. Think about it. Once you want to smoke don't start coughing now. Oh, yeah. Right on. You wanted to smoke in be going out there for everybody. You know, trolling them clowning them and doing those type of antics like you say shock two point. Oh shack went out. There said game speaks first and then everything comes because of that game. And because he came into these playoffs injured, and now he's gonna leave sick those inconsistencies and the lack of production at critical times is while we own his head right now as we should be. I don't know guys know this, but I'm dean at the university of body language. So I'm a little upset at some of the interpretation about what's going on with Embiid. And what it means, particularly from from our friend. Charles Barkley is sucking the energy out of the room. And all that I don't know anytime a guy is injured or is ill of health to determine exactly how much that's affecting him is always a slippery slope. I don't know. I don't know how he feels. I don't know how much it's effecting him. The fact of the matter is he has played and to this point. I haven't heard him make any excuses. He has demonstrated that he's ill. There may be some indications that he's ill. But if he's not saying anything, and he's going to suit up, and he's going to try again, I'm going to give him that the big issue that I have is the comparison between Embiid and Yokich because we we happen to have back to back games where one guy wins going away and the other one gets stuffed because I don't think that that's a fair comparison when I look at the team. Teams and how they're built it's not even this is a team built for Yokich to shine. And to do what he does. This is not a team beat built in Philadelphia. The most that's incredible. You gotta blame Philadelphia, man. They've had process and he's been at the center of the process, but it's not built for the process. Actually, the process was stopped halfway through. Now. I'm never been a believer in the process, but they took the keys to the car from Sam hinkie halfway through the process, he demolished it. He got all the assets. And then they said thank you for your service. We're going to do the rest of it. I do not like the way this team is built and I-. Specially don't like the way it's built around. Joel embiid. You cannot play Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid together and think that you're going to get the best outta Joel Embiid new issue. I guess a good friend of mine is a minority owner with the Sixers and a couple of years ago. I told him I said the biggest challenge you're going to have M B is going to try to be a star too much. And that's the. Thing. And that's the thing. I talk about a lot about that is that he can't do that. So the process is there, but he has to I think Embiid has to get himself in better shape. I a lot of this is on MB. He looked good in that video though. Keila grit. I think but I think a lot of he has to get in better shape to me. I'm gonna demand a lot more out of him be listened hundred and forty one games. I think it is four hundred ten games. He only played one hundred and fifty eight in three years that he's been there. Okay. Some injuries you can't control but being in shape and being ready to play is something that you can control. And again, the Philadelphia seventy Sixers had the figure this out. I think it's too early to kind of break it up, but they had to put more demands. And Embiid has to come in better shape for me, not too hard on beat the criticism last night and for mother's. Well, no because the star of the team. Okay. Once you dress up, you say, you ready to play anything, you do you're going to get criticized if you have a great game, they're gonna love you to death. If you don't play. What goes that's just part of the business. Rick the one thing I don't understand is why is it unfair? These guys are twenty four that came out in the same draft. One witness second round, what was the third overall pick their played for two franchises that head. I know they tore it all down and in Philadelphia. But to see these guys and where they're at now four years later at age twenty four why can't I compare what you can? But I feel as if a lot of this is being built off of last night and last night's particular games, if I look at Joel embiid's overall ability he is a better player than nickel Yokich when healthy and without injury. He has he is capable of doing Zoro seal the numbers not just last night his postseason numbers this year all down from the regular season. Yogi just numbers all up from the regular season is not a one. All okay. But who is he playing against he's playing against the Portland trailblazers right now that have NS cantor. I'm looking at Joel Embiid who's playing with Jimmy Butler who was a ball hog Ben Simmons who a point guard who can't shoot in isn't always aggressive and Tobias Harris who you got through mid season. And you're still trying to his Matombo ding incident for Toronto or who's under. No. But but if you're asking me who's the better player? Marcus Saul or his canter Markelle soul by far and then being able to bring a surge bucket. The death. The Toronto has migrate issue with Toronto actually has been that they have not been taking full advantage of Joel Embiid not being one hundred percent last night was the first time where I saw Mark assault and Serge Ibaka really assert themselves. They should be doing that throughout if MB it's not one hundred percent, but he's playing against far more difficult talent in Toronto than Yokich facial where Rick's too. Yeah. You know, what's interesting before weaving go deeper into that comparison. I guess is the fact that you brought up shack two point. Oh, and how you said they don't try and be a star too much or too soon. It's amazing that in two thousand and four being out here in Los Angeles. And watching them have to go through the riff of Koby an shack, and they chose the younger more stable healthier more invested player. But not the better player. I remember there were conversations about oh, joy Embiid is on trade -able, if anybody has been Simmons. I when I heard that said they have that one backwards. Even if Ben Simmons doesn't have a jump shot, you still got to invest in a guy who seems like his focus is a little more into this. You disagree? Well, I just putting Ben Simmons next to Kobe Bryant as the choice where I get a little nervous. Oh, it's not those two because he's not Scheider saying what you're saying. But the the more durable. The the more consistent player. More over the guy. Rick, Rick, Rick Rick ended, this is more of a football phrase or cliche availability, Trump's ability. I get and Joel Embiid is very unavailable. And so again, I think we. Know where you stand I'll start with you. I think between these two Nikola Neo kids is I think he's the future of big men in this Lee. And trust me. It's taught me a while earlier this year, I was laughing at the thought of even talking about Yokich on this show. Right. But I'm watching this dude in the playoffs. And there's something real here. He is a unique talent. I don't think he's the future. And I think we're going to get into this. But but for me, look, I get it with Embiid. I hate giving up on a young player who I look at who's problems essentially in my mind are maturity issues if if you can take some of the kid out of Embiid beat look at what he's capable of. I looked that. He's fearless. When give me the ball. I want to attack. That's something. I can't teach Ben Simmons you either have that. Simmons. And we were just talking about Embiid, very, okay? Fair enough. I just I look at the abilities that Embiid has. And I have grave concerns about as not a vase health. It's why he's got a thirty five page contract. I'm protected unprotected. When it comes to that. But I would rather have when I see a guy, and we all know, it you look at a guy and you go for he's got he's got everything. I rather look at a guy and say he's got everything let me see if I can keep them healthy and get him to the finish line. Then a guy. I look at it go boy, that's nice that unique. But I believe there's gonna lead me someplace yoke is as here's the thing too is time and situation situation in Denver's perfect for Yokich in regards to what he does as a player. Really do we see now the offense running through your post player, and they do that in Denver because of how the system isn't. Because the guys are young and they're still trying to learn. My thing would Embiid is this that we talk about shack being outgoing fun gut. But when he crossed the line and how serious. Were machettes personality was like that when we were back in high school. But once he crossed that line. He knew when the shut that off and he was serious about his game now 'cause he got older you've got out of shape and things like that. But during his prime shack was all about his business. Once he crossed the line. I think a lot of times with Embiid. This is challenge. And I said this from the beginning with the Sixers of how do you allow him be Embiid, but employed him to be more serious about his business? That's what you have to look at your three SO. You got a couple more years to figure this out with him be with this health more important with his attitude if it doesn't happen then you have to make a decision right now still think is a little bit too early. But Yokich gives you the key to what a big man can do in the league. When you have a skill set. Like that. I mean, you know, it's interesting talking to Shaquille O'Neal, maybe this is three years ago in a summer, and he was talking about highest son is so different than him in the way, he plays as big and we were talking. About how things are in your imagination until you see this reality. And he was saying how he was stuck in the restricted area. He said coaches with yellow him when he got out of the restricted area. And then you wash the ever Lucien you see go to a garden it. And then you see go to Katie. Did you see this unicorn Porzingis out there win win available and they just continue to stretch it. But now we're in a point center like think about it. How it used to be a point four was amazing now we're seeing a point center. So what's going to happen? Now is some kid who is trending that size is going to now have that available in his imagination and in reality. So yeah, the future of big man is why less than one else facilitate for you when you can be the focal point of that Alonzo Mourning GRA friend of mine, and we talk about this talking about if I played today dog you wouldn't be the same player. Okay. Because one from the aids of ten eleven twelve thirteen you're going to be taught to play on the perimeter. You're not going to be posted up. You're not going to have coaches that are say anchor yourself down on the block. So to your point a lot of the bigs now. Now that a lot of big play in the past about how they are dominated like, no, you wouldn't because you would not be the same gave ruined up today. 'cause you'd be taught to game different to to your point. I get what you're saying. I think at again, I don't want to compare this guy to Bill Walden his prime because Bill Walters prime was a really special person defensively and offensively the way he has. But I do see some those qualities in Yokich and term. He elevates this entire nuggets team. He's a thinking man's basketball. Yeah. And I appreciate that. And I love that. I love I love watching him play. But you talk about being in shape. He could use some of that to a lot of that. And again, that's why it's only gonna get better. He's just a kid. Hold on. Give game. He'd. Mccain can't grow into being more serious about his health. But the other kid is on the ones got beads got a personality that I don't get all. Yeah. Yoga's crazy to joke gets even admits he likes to eat. 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You know what I mean gains? Houston is one and oracle preach. Ono one and ten your tonight one into game win in the postseason. So I was going to come out here and get paid off a hunch. But you know, what I mean? About this team and not travel and bring this same team on the road. We saw in the first two games whereas toughness, where's the energy? And then we say, oh, they hit the switch 'cause they went home in the I ca- twos. And now, they're ready. Guess what happens when it go on that flight going that bird when they land in oracle same old fate. I think Houston takes tonight the role players have had a big influence on how each of these games has gone and the role players generally traditionally played better at home. This is my one reason why I believe there's a chance for you to be right is that the warriors are not relying on role players in this series, especially they have getting in game three. They got thirty eight minutes out of their bench in game four. It was in the forties. They are writing their starting five their best five hard. And we're now going every other day with games, it's not back to back. But it's still. Well, the recovery period for Steph curry playing forty some minutes Andre Igwe dollar playing nearly forty minutes. I believe that as this series goes on and tonight might be the tipping point where the energy level, which was miss. I was at games one and two I will be there tonight. I was disappointed in how the rockets played because I thought they could play a lot harder than they did especially in game one. But I wonder if they can take that they understand look we can beat these guys off the dribble. We can be aggressive and get where we need to go. If they take that lesson from game four to gain hive than something might just happen tonight. It'd be interesting to see to me we talked about the game planning wise for gold and say at the beginning to see exactly what the plan of attack because this team, especially at home you see the point differential for Houston fifteen plus points at home. So Golden State how they attack Houston to measly very important is it off the dribble. And he's trying to get into the paint. Get the ball up quickly. But yet Houston has an outside shot because Chris Paul really hasn't played. Well, yet if tryst poll utilizes in this goes back to Mike dantonio to allows Chris Paul to be Chris Paul put the ball in his has even when James harden his own the floor allow Chris to navigate a little bit more early. Okay. In the game to get his rhythm. Because Chris is so essential to what they do in the pick and roll. And they're half court set that I think he can be a difference maker if he's involved early if you put him on the side and the space him then Chris's there, but to me Chris has to have a bigger game. Game. I think on the row because you talked about the role players not playing SRI. Well in a row, Chris is not a role player trysts the general in on, of course. So he has to have a good game in order for Houston to walk out of here. Would that w talking about dago? I'm I'm actually I would prefer Golden State to win. But I just think something has gone on with James harden, and he's activated by he's gonna legitimize his MVP trophies. And he's about katie's best player the league and Katie is. But I think James harden in this moment people kind of laughed at anyone, you know, flopper and all this other stuff and did his is where you get hurt. People idiots like me question that and I think this team James harden has taken on a different identity, and I think you're gonna see PJ Tucker. Do it again with twelve or thirteen rebounds six or seven off into rebounds out play dre bond. Green who's not playing poorly TJ PJ Tucker is playing better. I. I don't think the rockets have to do anything special. They were in both games and one and two I don't think they had to do anything special to win tonight. They have to do anything special, but they have to do something extra to mango for the fact that they had their issues and oracle so seven consecutive games. Six points of fewer all close, right? No matter who wins. It's going to be close. And you brought up the greatest point Chris, Paul. And we know Chris Paul in his mind is a one eight alpha dog but on his team. You can't be James harden his there. So I wonder because they even highlighted a package of Chris Paul when he is with the ball. And James harden is disengaged like what are you doing? So is it being coast out of Chris Paul to be the two or is it being taken out of Chris Paul by James harden and his body language because that's what you're seeing. And if they don't get something extra if they don't get their Chris, Paul. We know they're not gonna win. Or does Chris Paul still have the ability to dominate in that way? I have seen him at times drive and get into the paint, and then pick up his dribble and get stuck in ways that I've never seen. Chris Paul get stuck. But I will say this when I look at the makeup of Chris Paul, and I look at the importance of this particular game in this series. This is the time. The Chris Paul says, oh, you forgot about me. And I'm going to come and show you this. If there's ever a time if Chris Paul still has it in his bag to be the player we've seen him be. He's going to recognize that this is the game on the road where we were in the game gains one in game two he missed threes James MS threes, but we were right there. I'm not going to let that happen again. Because I don't want to have happened. What happened in this is where I disagree with. I just don't think Chris Paul complaint poorly. They can still win. He can play politic is still with. I can't see that. Because James harden, and Eric Gordon are going to do enough offense. And then you throw in the intangible. The PJ Tucker again, he didn't play that. Well, and these last two games than they won. And so I just don't think I don't the reason one of the reason why James sitting on the size April. We really don't need you right now. Well, I think I think to back home the dream on is going to have more effective game at impact on his game at home. Okay. I really do you look at Steph in Durant. They're going to get this. I think Clinton you talk about let's take you talk about air. Gordon harden? K we got Steph, and we got Durant. Cancel those to those who can't share the route. I think where the game is going to be one of those people we talked about Chris Paul has to be integral in there. Because I think they're going to figure out a way early in the game to get claimed more involved. You watch him come off screens early in the game. Watching try to post up Crispell Bobby gotta make the shot. But that's okay. I think I think the point is is to. Coaches know, they're plagued players know their teammates. Okay. They know exactly how to get guys involved early. Because when they're going to need clay is not in the first quarter is in the fourth quarter when things are tough. So they gotta get him going early. Don't you think he's been missing good shots, though? He's been he's been missing his shot because as a player when I'm standing on the sideline and I'm not involved mentally. I'm not engaged. So when I do get a shot, I'm not as tied in as I can't wait to get. I can't wait to get it up. That's why you go too early in that first quarter to keep him engaged. So when you need him in the fourth he's ready to go. We're talking all ofensive numbers, of course, enrolls for the most. But to me, the attrition is going to be at the defensive end for Goldensohn Steph curry being out there for forty three minutes and having to defend, and that's where Chris Paul does have to be aggressive because wherever the match ups are you need if he's on staff. I gotta go and James is on them. I got to go the problem that I had in games one and two in oracle was the fact that they they messed around two years. They were they were they waited too long into the clock. Keep it moving keep the pressure on Golden State because they're playing short bench, and this you may not win it in the first or second quarter become the fourth quarter. I just look at the warriors defensively and to me that's where they are vulnerable. Let's balance the math out keep it simple for you. We're lock Chris Paul can be a difference. But clay and Steph combined five for twenty and game four that's not happening again. So twenty five percent shooting from those guys it's not happening again. So even if we get more Chris Paul you're going to get more clan. Steph, whatever the combination may be So Chris Paul sitting there saying, this is my moment. A he needs a legacy moment in terms of playoffs. Assists. Let's go back to the clinical years of injuries costly turnovers mistakes. And then you get to last year whatever you want to say the hamstring. Like, there's a lot you talking about a month. You'll you're back in terms of a racing in your leg. This is the moment. The Lakers who have yet to officially hire new head coach for pear shopping for assistance already Taryn. Lou appearing more and more likely to get the head coaching job. Frank Zola is reporting that both Lou and LeBron James one former timber wolves and bull's head coach Tom tomato to join the Lakers staff. I actually think this is one of the most brilliant moves of LeBron's many moves here in Los Angeles. This is Indiana pacer fan me we had Larry Bird is the head coach and Rick Carlisle, and dick hardware, the assistant coaches, and they coast the tea and Larry board coast the attitudes and the emotions of the team and it worked tremendously three straight Eastern Conference finals one NBA finals appearance. Rick Carlisle was masterful day harder. Was masterful. I love I love pairing Lou with a hardcore defensive exa does guy like Tom typical this great move in my pay. And I could see how this move can go bad and be disastrous quickly. I understand what you're saying. But I'm flip the coin and realize that you can't serve two gods. So think about this roster construction are you trying to develop young core or you're trying to win now because LeBron his birth certificate. And that's been the issue with the Lakers. That's in part why they have the worst record NBA in the last six years. The worst team in NBA has been the Lakers teams have tanked. Went to process and are now in the playoffs while the Lakers still continue to be out of the playoffs. So when you bring in a Tom typical to support a tie Lou what is there to do if he's not in fullness to head coach to the final say is he just in charge LeBron or the charge of the young core and developing the neck if they're on the same page. I don't see how this can work because this roster construction is different than a veteran. Lace Tyler new team that he was used to in Cleveland. I think they're divided right now, choose your course. And then the actions of their course, the dynamic of tie Lou with Tom to the works in that you have good cop bad cop. It's the same as Doc Rivers being with Tom Izzo in in Boston. So that Stanford, and and let's be honest. This is the only kind of job that Tibbs is going to get moving forward. He's not going to get another head coaching job. He was given everything you possibly ask for in Minnesota. And it was a disaster. Faster. So this is a great way for him to rehab, his image to your point. This is where I struggle is. He was supposed to come in and coach up those young guys in Minnesota, especially defensively you'd be asking him to do the same in this situation. Now, not being the head coach does take a little bit of the sizzle out of whatever he saying. But nonetheless, he wasn't able to do that. And ultimately, that's what you have to do. I agree with you the dynamic with the Pacers was perfect. But you had a veteran team. You had the Davis. Big men. You had Reggie you had Mark Jackson. You had Austin crocheter. You had guys that were willing to do. What you ask them to do? I'm not feeling that from this Lakers team at this point in Minnesota typical had two titles, right? Yes. What would whose head coach in present? Okay. So the dynamics were different. And how we handle the players tips was my Sistan coaching Houston as an assistant totally different a little bit more laid back easier to talk to the communication skills were there. He really dug into getting to know the players and also the personalities spending time as an assistant which is different than what the challenge was at Minnesota because of those two positions. So I do believe that when you get a title and a typical their Tibbs outlook is so different than what it was before. He can go back to being the guy. He was he still hard core. But he's a guy that can communicate a lot better on the level that even if they're young because I think guys were respected a little bit more because Tibbs understands defense he understand what it means to be, you know, time and score and how to be in the right place at the right time to get these guys understand how the connective lady that's why I say it's different now. And I and I played for them. And I know it and I love. Them as a defense of coat as an assistant coach always thought. He would struggle as head coach because of that communicate. Yeah. As a veteran, you you bought in boating. But it was how he did it. He wasn't that. We saw him as a head coach is Chicago Minnesota. It was just like this. Okay. But as an assistant coach it pressure wasn't on him to be able to do that. So his demeanor was totally different. I think it's no different than looking at Doc Rivers when he was carrying both title residents note, and they finally slapped him back down to his level competence, head coach. And now, he's a brilliant coach he's in the laying where he fits Tom typical a great in football coordinator got elevated to head coach, and it was too much. Roy overpay him to be the assistant here. Satisfy him financially the Lakers and a lot of credit if he can get LeBron James and this team elevated to a defensive. I mean, remember what a nightmare was. For the Lakers if he can elevate them events when the wind LeBron's there on the court. He'll get a lot of credit. I like it for tips and by its Tibbs and o. I always get it. Right. I like it for tips and for the options that the Lakers have and with Tyler. Oh, I'm good with that. It's a matter of what your expectation is that it's going to deliver. Is this going to be is it going to take it to where the Pacers were? I don't think it's anonymous year next year to win a championship. Trust me. Oh, he was only target on his board or they're not gonna do that. I know. Like, that's not even within reason. Like these thinks they're going to get a player in here and him and a player and these young guys and the right coaching will be he's looking at Portland right now clock a real threat. He's looking at Golden State fall apart. And LeBron James is convinced you give me one player in the right coaches will be right there with any of these guys next year. I look if they get one if factor is. We were way out of our universe right now. But if they get the right player and everything works together because they do have talent is roster. I absolutely agree with that. But I've always seen it do experience that when my coordinator assistant coach is hard core. But my head coach is kind of you know, player freely. You take a lot of staying out of what you're saying. Because I know where to buck stops. And it doesn't stop with you. You're not gonna affect my playing time to the point where the head coach is going to sit there. So. Yeah, listen to you so Tibbs what is the leash is going to be given with this young corn. And remember they went through so many different changes in styles and superstars some of these guys were there were Kobe Bryant and LeBron kind of white noise at this point at the guy's going to do it. They're going to do it if they're not they're not. I don't know. What's getting out? Is back. We're joined now by FOX NFL analyst, Greg Jennings. I'm against anti-social. I k- do it today. Mandela's medium over there. He might note that thing we'll hear as you're gonna give it to us. Well, hey, you know, me today man, anti. The what's popping Darnell? Yes, sir. We're gonna talk about a big box office blockbuster. The new avengers movie has been a huge hit across the US news about everybody loved the movie inherently Klay Thompson he saw screening it was not enthused. In fact, he walked out of the movie at the two hours because the plot didn't interest enough. Now for me was I spend that bread. I'm watching every day from the fifteen minute previews the end credits which philosophy on data from the movie mine is I balanced early and often there's about fifty percent of movies. I go to I leave early. Fifty percent. Fifty percent you go by yourself. I was about to add at if I'm by myself is fifty percent if I'm with somebody is about thirty percent of movies only, I'll come on. Yeah. Agree we serve right? There's only one movie I left there. I came remember it. But you said he wanted to screening right? So he had to pay by. Yeah. So he was you know, what I'm really not filling this. I'm gonna go ahead and bounce obviously. With defenders you have to follow all of those. To get the plot. So if you just jump in in not knowing what happened before, but it doesn't surprise me about Klay now. Thanks, kind of do like, then I with this, man. But not enough ladies. Do what? Of these three hour before I've only walked out of one movie, I think it was called the fifth element. Oh, Spacey and weird for me. I just dipped on it with somebody. Do but I'm not into that. Like if I my money this free. But if I spend my money on me going all the way through that through free or not if I'm there, I decided I'm gonna spend this time, I'm gonna watch it. But I don't have a problem within walking anybody walking. Now me personally, I'm not walking out in heaven walked out on any movie, and I can go watch rerun Scarface, whether they're watching this you always. Let's get it going with the NFL Jamie's listened his head into contract year. It seemed extremely focused. Wisdom was really seen a golfing event sitting criss cross with a helmet on as golf ball was teed off on his head Twitter. Our cloud before it in another dumb choice books man's a gotta be a little upset by the decision making lately. Are you guys by the by this not at all? He's got a helmet all guys done it a million more dangerous than playing football. No. But you get paid for that. You'll get nowhere. This are they raise birds out there. His. What this guy does for live shots it? He's done it with on the golf ball on top of a golf club. So this is actually easier for him. But this raising money for a good cause James's just plan. This -partment stay up. Game. Some who were rockets for PJ Seguis caught on video tossing clothes on a member of the rockets bench staff and received heavy criticism online for one person tweeted, the video PJ this. Ain't it, bro. Treat the like he would treat the CEO. This is so disrespectful. Well, PJ tug or pushed back with the deleting Instagram post saying, quote, he's actually one of my favorite kids. And if you look back any other games, I read myself around him and another kid every single game shaking my head. The internet remains undefeated PJ deserves Chris's. Hell, no, no. This is how you should treat kids. Who is you all I was treated. Maybe. Now. So they go call child services go you spank now as Meg or you can't you can't give. I know what I knew when I saw this. He was going to get. Hey, and I knew we were going to take it out of context you've been in the locker room before some hazing rice passes, the youngsters come in there, you mess with them in a different way. I had one teammate John Henderson who actually used to ask a trainer to hit him as hard as he could interface. Right lippo. And sometimes you get into these weird relationships with somebody. Well, y'all do stuff that other people don't understand. So man, I lot of teams in it would ballboys ball-girls. We all have we all do something different. We wouldn't we throw stuff out them. Pour. Some water on what is all in fun because we respect the job that they do think PJ here. He knows this little kid with does it all the time. But it just got cut out of context he has a relationship if and if you watch the video he gives them the high fire as Harry. All right right afterwards that we always takes things out of context. I hate it. Because we don't know the relationship that we don't know the dynamic PJ, you cool and that Christmas bonus they're coming to that. And you know, it I time now for Donald question today dot I'll take it away. All right, guys. All right, guys. We won't take it to the curry household, and that's why I used to win on Jada Pinkett show ran on. On the go and talk about some insecurities of married with superstar can listen something that really bothers me. And like, honestly has given me a sense of a little bit of an insecurity is the fact that. Yeah. Like, there are all these women like throwing themselves, but me like the past ten years like I don't have any of that. Like I have zero. This sounds weird, but like male attention. And so then I begin to internalize it, and I'm like is something wrong with your. Multi one. Would you be okay with your wife saying this? But what's it going with what you got keeping thousand percent? Yes. One of the things in my twenties and even into my thirties. I used to put women on a pedestal and thought they were different than me. And then in my forties, and certainly my fifties off, I know anything I'll do the whole philosophy. And you only with somebody at anything I'm capable of doing and feely they're capable of doing and feeling. And so this doesn't surprise me. Look when keeping it real goes wrong Asia guilty. Look, my wife only wants my attention. At least that's what she says. She's smart say that I have one issue with this. And I it's not the woman is the wife when you get into the wife identity. You gotta understand that you shouldn't even have that owner radar it shouldn't be a registration anymore. But you disagree. Okay. Well, I. That's the problem. I have with it. Because look as a man I have different roles in different responsibilities than I do as a father one is is eight o'clock, and I'm going to bed because my son's going to bed. I'm sitting there demanding me is like would Jimmy Jackson somewhere going to get it. Right. But the what the father is sitting there taking it like, you know, what this is what I signed up for right? That's the only thing like struggling with the idea. The question is this because she's married to stuff in the limelight. Is that the over lying thought process? She was just married to Joe the policemen. Where she'd be saying the same thing that guys don't look at it. Yeah. Well, see that's what I'm saying. I don't know. But a lot of times when you in this when you're in the spotlight like this, the camera changes, you the spotlight changes you start to look for things a lot differently and me as a husband. I'm like the baby you're going to worry about that. Don't even don't even worry about why why is that even important. But again being as you look in while you Instagram account, who that's what your wife is saying why you gotta Instagram if you don't follow it. I see my bottle there like it on my brand. I remember his mom. Number as the problem with this is she's going to do all she's doing this creating more of an issue on both sides women are now going to see her being insecure, and they're going to attack him even more. And then on the flip side is like she's opening a door for me to come into our DM. Yeah. Face it. But see we do that. But we different. No, no way. No. We ain't gonna tell you. Tell me this women when you're out they will compete in broad daylight for your attention man's is willing to win. So guess what they sneak they sneak they sneak MAC, and they know when when there's opportunity and winners not versus where she's registering his everybody just shooting shot Steph and missing don't go when I do sitting there like, oh, I'm waiting for my shop. But I noticed the time to shoot it. Right. But nowadays got the opportunity because they feel like the doors open. The dudes is she go to the bathroom. He got to go to the bathroom. Both in each other. Okay. Okay. What about this? This is the problem with you has opened up. I'll tell you why somebody sent me this tweet. They said this is her in two thousand and eleven supposedly don't really need to mend. Trying to holler at me at the car dealership. I'm engaged. Jeez. Off the market. What what you want? That camera is as a dictator drugs. What you won't listen that's her at the beginning of their marriage. They're just engage in gaze at that. And so here she is eight nine years later. Her husband. She's like damn he got the same wedding ring on as I am. And that ain't stop narrow woman from hopping into his DMZ trying to throw themselves and just at some point is like I think what she's saying is like I want the equality of having that same temptation, my husband has I want to show him. I'm just as strong, and I because maybe maybe and again, I guarantee you she's had this with Steph. Well, she got on TV and said this her and Steph of had this conversation. And maybe Steph says, you know, how hard it is. I mean women throw themselves at me, but I'm Lauder you baby. Yeah. She liked to be able to say that. Right. Maxine I deal with the same. Why does show that the effort shows more love and loyalty when I ain't have to with it s even better. That's what some listen. Here's an because I want to generalize about women, but we started dating in tractive woman, and she's particularly she'd been attractive or whole life. She's been fed attention hole light Moya. And so when she marries someone high profile, and then they get the attention. Oh, that's Steph curry instead of the because again, every detracting Egypt curry is starving for attention transferred that you're getting she got shows everything like, you know, what the problem is people who who think has it all you got the the great family for husband on the money, you can spend and you got this combined when this is just on the streets in the hood complaint. Like, I want some check me out of human complaint to me because look at her mother-in-law, beautiful anybody. TV? Problem. She gets a lot of attention again. It's like, wow, she's dealing with ally. She's just being too honest drive in for her and Steph going through kept it a little too real too comfortable around some girlfriend kept. But I'm not gonna. Greg is back with us moved to Cleveland where the only thing crazier than Odell Beckham met gala. Alfred is what he's been saying about the Browns or the have been hyping the team nonstop since getting traded to Cleveland. And now he says he wants to turn the Browns into the new patriots. And is even started comparing Baker Mayfield to Brett farve claiming the quarterback is already on his way to a hall of fame career. I I don't understand what why do understand Odell runs his mouth. And that's what he does. But I think he's he's putting too much pressure on the team that just hasn't accomplished enough. We all grew up here and talk with chief. Right. So how does cheap talk turn into pressure an expectation to a point where you can't live up to them? And it's amazing that there are guys who are quiet and some of those guys are good. Some of those guys are not good. Is there? Gaza are allowed some good. So we're not Tom Brady walked out of the draft six rounder, then tell you by going to be the go became the go Dion Sanders. God drafted thirty go chains on he's going to be to go, and we'll have to go at his position. So I don't get into the top category. I think that you are going to be as Bill Parcells said which record says you are you going to still play the game of saying, we loans you put your work in. Yeah. I think he is bringing pressure to this team. But I think it's intentional. It's intentional. Because you have a lot of guys on this team starting with your quarterback in Baker Mayfield. And then moving onto Jarvis Landry and now Odell Beckham junior. And in the list goes on of guys who are supremely confident. And they're not only individual abilities. But collectively in their ability to be better than their opponent period. That's what they believe. They don't believe in this record of ninety five and two hundred and twenty four and one of the the Browns. They don't care about that they care about what's right now in front of them. And they see an opportunity where they acquired a roster of personnel. That says you know, what we look pretty good on paper. Let's make it happen. Okay. So he's off in New York or wherever run in his mouth, the people back in Cleveland or going through the voluntary workouts, all the other guys and the medial runs into the locker room post practice deal. Hey, what do you think about Odell saying you're going to be the new pages Baker? What do you think about being compared to Brett Farr? He's creating extra work extra questions. Extracts retains for everybody else. Haney even they're interesting. I mean, like some guys just like the right checks, and they say we don't cash them when we need to. And it's a lot of people out there that believe that this team is going to be special, and what he's doing is as you said is that positive pressure, which is football can get distracting at times, you think it's so much going on. But in simplicity is when you wanna one it's beat the guy in front of you beat the guy in front of you, you do it. You do it. We did it then we got some success here. And I think that's what their belief also think too when we first saw and heard of this signing of or this trade happening with Odell Beckham going to Cleveland, the first the first opinion was all men, he gone from New York to Cleveland. So in his mind, he wants to make sure everyone knows look I'm all in. I don't care where I met my talents. They transferred to wherever I'm at. And I'm gonna produce arm from New York, I'm in. No, he's all in from his. Personal training. It's little just because you got a new coaching staff and a new organization and all of that things. You have an extra minicam. You have an extra opportunity to get hurt. In my opinion. I'm not taking that extra opportunity to injure myself in a time where it don't even matter. So I'll wait I'll continue to train and customize my workouts to benefit meat for the long haul. And that's what he's doing. You know, what's crazy odeal went to Cleveland and didn't talk to talk. We'll say all he's a net small-market now. Oh, you know, what he's changing because you know, what he's not really happy where he is. You suppressing all his emotions can win in this situation. I had to Philadelphia where there was an outrage a few weeks ago after Donovan McNab said the eagles might need to move on. From Carson Wentz. If he can't lead them on a deep playoff next couple of seasons. Well, now McNabb is pushing back against his critics saying it's not just as job until people what they wanna hear. The question is presented to me. I'm supposed to answer the way, I see fit being truthful right in sometimes when certain people we wanna judge or we want to kind of have a different type of motion oh field. So there answer because of who it is. And that's unfair. I think part of his issue here is like he thinks because he's a former eagle whatever he says about the eagle catch carries an extra week. I kind of want to start with you, Greg because you face this with Green Bay Aaron Rodgers I kind of agree with Donovan. I I don't think we should be harshly criticized him because he gave his opinion on eagle not at all. This is this is the misconception that fans that even former teammates co workers, whatever if you've had a relationship with someone or you've been a part of an organization the misconception is that. I'm going to always say the positive about them. I'm not going to tell you fact, I'm not going to be honest. I'm not gonna. To be truthful in the reality of it is is he's just telling his opinion his truth from his place of experience. It's not some off the wall. What what credibility? Do you have no dominant? We now have has all the credibility in the world to give his factual opinion. And if his truth, or my truth, doesn't align with what you believe. So what? So now, you're mad at me because I'm giving you an opinion of something that you just want me to agree with you with. No, it's not going to happen. Because if I'm if he were talking about the Cowboys saying this about that Prescott every eagles fan out. There will be like, yeah. Tell them down. But because its home base, it's touchy touchy because I've I have a relationship with these guys know, you're not don't talk about family. Well, whoa. How was family gonna ever grow? If I don't really tell you truth, preach, man that truth hurts, and the people closest to you hate the truth because yes, it hurts them just that simple. And what he's done is what happens in families and friends circles all. The fact that if you tell them the raw uncut dope truth, they go and take it. Heavier and harder to anybody else. What was to uniform if someone outside the family tells you that now you get to the proper response and to me that's wrong. Mcnabb is sophisticated enough to know that that's coming with the territory. But also never muzzle yourself in those moments because you gotta tell the Trump put it as simple as possible, if if you have a friend, and there breath stinks, and they say a man, you breath Stein. They going to be upset like, bro, you're gonna just tell me. But if you have that same friend in their breath things, and you don't tell them and somebody else comes into man what's going on with you. And you've been with them the whole day. They go look at you and say, well, how can you tell me my Mustang? When I tell you breasting, you have a problem with me telling you you want it on your terms. So it's a lose lose. I the other thing is I don't even think what he said was all that. Controversial. It seems pretty obvious. Yes. Carson Wentz has headed injury history. And if he doesn't and knit foles stepped in and done a match for job won a Super Bowl to come on a little bit of a playoff one this past season. If Carson Wentz doesn't produce. There is a problem in Philadelphia. Yeah. I mean, I it's displaced aggression psychology one you're going to transfer to. Oh, you're bitter. Oh, you gotta axe to grind. That's why they traded you and cut you like we all hear it. But you know, what down event human ways? Core pool is not a bus ways. Core pool is not a taxi ways. Core pool is not the metro in DC riders ways. Core pool is not a slug line. What is ways carpool and new app that lets neighbors co workers and fellow commuters ride together to work and home fast. Drivers say Hello to that express lane and get reimbursed for gas riders getting affordable commute in help. Save the planet and core pool is get to know their neighbors and co workers a little bit better and ways core pool. Is smart. Not only does it match you with people who are going your way it connects you with people who you'd actually want to ride with so you can commute smarter with no headaches people. If you use ways already, you know, it's built by a community to give you the best traffic pitcher in real time. All the time ways corporate functions with the same high quality standards and efficiency, download the ways corP app today to catch a ride or give a ride to work her home ride together with ways carpool, I before we go. I'd like to say a few more words on Jalen MacKenzie. The junior high football star killed by a stray bullet in east Saint Louis late Saturday night yesterday. Dallas radio host Ben Rogers reported the Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, a Saint Louis area native has volunteered to pay from Kennedy's funeral. It's a thoughtful generous and kind gesture it is also now part of the tradition of high profile black murders, a black celebrity pays for the home. Going is the least we can do. But do we? Oh McKinsey and the thousands of other black boys murdered every year. More than a well-financed funeral the leading cause of death of black men between the ages of fifteen and thirty four is murder. According to a two thousand eleven CDC study home aside was a cause a forty percent of all deaths. Among black men between fifteen and thirty four for white males the numbers less than four percent. Murder is an epidemic disease among young black men. Paying for funerals doesn't mask the symptoms or raise awareness around the crisis. It is not my intention to denigrate Elliott's compassion. We know had McKinsey been slain by white police officer haffey NFL, and all of the would have been outfitted in shoe company, and Colin Kaepernick approved t shirts decrying racial injustice, every rapper. America would be locked in a studio thinking of words that rhyme with MacKenzie. We would make Jane McKenzie as famous as Michael Brown. The black lives matter, I calm from Ferguson, MS. Zuri? We would use MacKenzie as a symbol of an injustice. We would no longer tolerate we would be invited on every TV talkshow possible. And be granted the opportunity by a white host express our outrage and smugly proclaim white America's uncomfortable with this conversation. We would engage in a week long nationalist gushing about a toxic culture within our police departments. But since McKinsey is just another black boy from the hood gunned down by his own will Jared Dudley play for his funeral and keep moving. There's nothing to see here. There's no toxic culture that profit from celebrities and celebrates and promotes black violence and self eight. We don't struggle to see our own humanity. That's all crazy talk. Don't you know, my shoe company told me to lean in and put on this equality? He shirt, we're fighting toxic masculinity. Are we really last time? I checked toxic depravity killed Jalen MacKenzie falls under the umbrella, toxic masculine. I want them back with locking Wiley. Jim Jackson and Rick euchre back. Let's move to Toronto where the rafters now. Just one win away from the Eastern Conference finals after drubbing the seventy Sixers game five last night, quiet. Leonard has been every bit the superstar Toronto had hoped for. And it sounds like he might be sticking around longer than anyone thought. With ESPN's agent words and ask you reported the Kawai re-signing with the raptors is now a serious consideration myself. I've got some tissues here for you. I need a tissue. Jemaine stop teasing. You believe that he could actually stay in Toronto. Yeah. I'll always believe that. I mean, it's not breaking news love you wrote. Not breaking news say he's seriously, considering if you're somewhere it could be between the spectrum of one percent and ninety nine percent is never one hundred percent and has never zero. You're there, and we saw this with Paul George. We'll be was that ninety nine percent. He went up to the organization Indiana's. I'm going to the Lakers. He was ninety nine percent. Then they sell. We got something for you, send you. But the okay see then all of a sudden has started to dissipate the same things happening here. But what was different here is you need to see something change in terms of expectations for him to change his heart. His heart is in LA Toronto is going to be a good team. Toronto always been around this second round Eastern Conference finals team. Can they get over to hump if you exceed expectations and show me that change, maybe he'll stay? But I'm still thinking he's coming home. It's almost with. Any any of our decisions? And surely, I'm Jim you've been through this a lot going various teams as you look at certain elements. You man, that'd be nice. I'd like to just in a prison. I'd I'd like to play there. I'd like to live there. And then you get down to the nitty gritty of okay, what are the schools like where am I going to live? What's the cost of living who am I playing with who's the coach, wait a minute. Let me let me think this through right now. I would hope that he's he's seriously considering saying in Toronto because it's never going to get better than where they all right now. It looks like they gotta be potentially going to the NBA finals a lot of this is going to depend alternately on what to the clippers look like because they have room for that second max contract. How am I going to compare what I have with the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference versus what the clippers are ultimately going to be able to put around me. And he's not gonna know that until this whole process is well past where they are. Right. The beauty about. Think why is that? Because he's been silent. We don't know. We can't put a bead or read on what he's thinking what he wants what his aspirations are. So he keeps you in the dark from that perspective and has always tougher as a former player to kind of go into the mind of the player and say what he should do because I don't know him well enough to understand his background and what he really wants. We know he wants to win. We know that I think the path may be from an all-star perspective. Maybe a lot easier in the east. Okay. Not to say he didn't do it in the west. But the east is now more competitive Toronto is still building. But yet and still you have the other side where people are talking about. Well, he wants to be back in right in LA. I don't have a clue because I can't get a read on what coli once and it's doubled down by the fact that he's in Toronto. Because normally if if he was in New York, if he was in LA, if he was someplace where there are a lot of people around him to get a fee. Feel for how he's feeling who over here. Mannequin this weather, man. These taxes are like fear things that might be turning him off about Toronto. That would feed the narrative that he's not happy there. And then he's looking for something else. The fact that he's in Toronto. There aren't all those street agents that are going to be providing that information. But the fact that we haven't heard anything to that to this point isn't encouraging side. I've always thought the Toronto was a possibility, but I still think clippers next there you going there. Jimmy's here. What are your thoughts? So far on the Phil Jimmy first of all you will not referred to miss dot government. Name. You me has Bishop Jimmy Tutu. Name dach- what you would to me by this ship. You being done me. First of all, let me tell you big dummy today goes to the brother they said that no matter how what you think there's another woman out there nasty enough to do what you wanna do basically ain't that much nasty in the world. Jason you ought to be ashamed. Llosa doing it with somebody though. Visual bizarre discussion earlier about Joel Embiid is twenty four plane in his thirty MBA season and has been rather inconsistent in this postseason, and it appears the league's gatekeepers have tired of his. Hey, look at me social media act. He loves attention. I'm guilty as well. My grandmother used to say once you call for attention, baby. You can't hang up. All right Bishop Jimmy to. You have a take those of all I'm would like to say that I'm here solely for the purpose of defending my brother, Jim MGB. See I would like to say federal I feel that you in the members of the media, you attack my brother on justly, you give him you attack for him for things to which the young brothers. Not responsible. You understand you colonizers you have taken him. And you have a simulated him to your ways of life. You'll ways of life is taking his total up on my brother in our country. We do not have things like Popeye chicken kadarshian. These are the things that has taken this Tolan ravaged these young brothers body in our country. We know nothing ravages they manage nature and his strength, more Popeye's, chicken or conditions. You don't believe me? You don't believe me? Giggling boot listen to me, I give you sample. Where was the last time? We saw missed the Tristan Thompson no seeing Christian Humphries can't even get each spot on the big three. I hate to say this. But I own brother, I own Reggie Bush. I cannot make him run on Madden anymore. Do I need to say more. What about the one, Mr. Khan? Yay. One moment you go from Jesus walk. Slavery is an option. My brother. What do you hail? You stuck on stupid syncing up. Wait a minute. Now, this brings me to the point to which I really want to make Mr.. Mr Charles Barkley. Walk'll? You look at me in my eyes. They won't tell you shut your suck box. You will not speak of the women of my country. You do not know the big women of our country day on the old trees that bid fruit. And I need you to know that we diminish our country. We have to have the strength of a rhino to satisfy our women, and I'm saying to you toss quickly. Have you have walked off student a middle of the room puts a finger indiaia Rinn said now who moved to six MAMBO. Tell you. Until you walk. They mild and dish. Shut guy. Big women. You know, nothing about petition knife. Is how we wrote in our country Onda. This is spoken by my good friend, Nelson Mandingo. Day. Oof. No, I'm doing. Novi. We got. Listen, I want to do. Muffing? I'm married but still carry so here's approval rating Joyal MB. Oh, I hate to do it till you Bishop Jimmy to too, but I got him at a forty seven date in job performance for all time greatest twenty two character eleven authenticity. A forty eight scout team you gotta play scout team. I got him six dano Moscow team the lower basically, the only difference. I would say is I had to drop that character a ton who coaches who calls their coach text amid six in the morning. What tonight I ain't gonna make like that's the problem me s low character man, wait till you get there. So all bad man, code flu. Suck it up. Let's go ball brother Sarb issue. Yeah. I'm out here playing hurt. But you are. I mean. Well, I think. Bishop suit. Nah.

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PHI/TOR and POR/DEN Game 4s; Free Agent Power Forward Outlook

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PHI/TOR and POR/DEN Game 4s; Free Agent Power Forward Outlook

"It much to get to here with spend tastic Philly Toronto game for, but I I want to remind you that if you ever stopped at a railway crossing and signals are flashing. Just don't cross the tracks. Okay. Maybe you don't the tray and haul. It looks like it's moving really slowly. Or you're thinking you could get across the tracks before the train comes just don't do it in twenty eighteen along two hundred seventy people killed at railroad crossing. So if you see the flashing lights just stop because the trains can't while potentially a franchise saving moment for the Toronto. Raptors a one a one ninety six win over Philly and co I Leonard was unbelievable thirty nine points. Thirteen of twenty from the field five of seven from downtown, fourteen rebounds, five assists, seven turnovers, and the biggest shot may be it'll turn out to be. We'll see what the how the series turns out at other season turns out, but in raptors franchise history that fadeaway three pointer with under a minute to go as the shock goes expiring over Joel Embiid with the raptors up one to basically clinch the game will end the mechanics of that shot were really impressive eat. You did a good job of this. We I was not a part of the the NBA cast. For this. But he wasn't the normal quiet on balance shot, you know in rhythm. He was on his toes is heels did not touch the floor. It was late in the shot clock. Basically just needed to get it off. And did and you brought up coy being five of them from three but overall on on shots outside of the pain eight of twelve he was three five from mid range as well. And not only can talk about the counting stats and everything like that the massive difference in Toronto's attack when Kawai was on the floor. And when he was off which made one of the story lines of this game whether Toronto would be able to tread water when he sat for what ended up only being two minutes of the fourth quarter. They ended up that that two minutes was they were they I think they were down one at the end of that time and that helped lead lead them through because Philly wasn't getting as many shots. And this was a really fascinating game. Yeah. It was an allot of big changes for trout, PASCAL Siaka had been doubtful likely it appears that he suffered a Bruce. Calf when trying to trip Joel Embiid and getting a flagrant foul after Joel blocked one of his shots. So not the smartest play there. And he clearly was limited only played twenty nine minutes instead more of goose ole and evocative together. Baca thirty two minutes by far a high in the series, and he was way off from three point range but got a couple of nights Hoke shots off a high low action at twelve points gazelle thirty nine minutes for him. He did much more in this series as well VIN fleet. His role was really minimized Powell's role was really minimized. And a lot of those minutes just went to Bacha. Instead Vince lead has been awful in the series. He was negative six in his seven minutes. But they went to that GU Seoul and lineup together with Lowery running some pick and roll to start the second fourth quarter, and they were only negative to during those periods with the Kuwaiti out. And I thought that that as you mentioned was massive for Philly, really a struggle. And probably that starts with Tobias Harris. And Joel Embiid Joel Embiid was sick. That was the Browns said that during the broadcast, and he didn't look quite like himself. You know, I it was still impressive that Embiid was on the floor four thirty five minutes and fourteen seconds because they did not look good with him off the floor. You know that you get into all those issues and Greg Monroe has had a better playoffs than expected. But he has struggled in that role in the they tried Mike Scott later on but Embiid while he was a forced defensively in, you know, he he definitely brought some positives offensively. It wasn't the all around dominance that we've seen from him through a lot of these playoffs on the offensive end eleven points to a seven from the field doing almost all of his damage from the line. But then you brought up to is Harrison Harris, I thought was one of the big explanations for why Philadelphia losses game because he had a lot of really good looks and just couldn't sink them and wanna was a huge one of those late in the game wide open corner. Three could have cut the margin to one and those you want him to. To those are like, yeah. You wanna make those shots? You also wanted to create and do a lot of other things and going to for thirteen from three not getting to the free throw line at all. Both of those are big problems for this. Philadelphia offense that overall in the game put up just a one oh four point three offensive rating. Yeah, it was really the struggle in the first half. I thought that sunk them Ben Simmons also did not particularly impact the game negative sixteen in his thirty minutes. Part of that is because he was matched up a ton with guy who is awesome in Hawaii has just been absolutely unstoppable in this through four games. This is one of the greatest playoff series that we've ever seen but back to Simmons. He missed a number of pretty good layups that that roping Toronto's defense was a lot better and having to rim protectors out there, Inga soul any Baca for a lot of the time really helped with that. To force Philly. Mrs around the room at one point there only seven out at twenty on shots. A around the basket ultimately finished thirteen out of twenty seven while Toronto didn't get their bunch. But there were thirteen. Out of seventeen when they did. And so I thought they were much better contesting at the rim. And we saw the Toronto defense that we saw in the first two games and throughout the season. That was just missing in game three just more active hands forcing MRs the room more pressure. And that to me was probably the biggest difference is that they're actually able to stop Philly in this game in part because really couldn't hit the three-pointers late. And you know of Harris shoots door percentage of me were having a different conversation with Embiid. I mean, it's tough, right? Okay. Was sick this game. You also look to shrugging a lot more of his knees when he came down from a dunk he landed pretty bad on that left. Knee looked like with the kind of more extended than he wanted to grimace after that play. It's definitely the landing people with need tendonitis. We'll tell you. It's the landing more than the jumping that really gets you. And I mean is this what's normal for him in the series three out of four games where he's done little offensively. Or can he get back to doing what he didn't game three? It's a big question. I mean now that Philly has lost him quarter. Advantage, which they they had after winning in Toronto. And in this game Jimmy Butler picked up a lot of guys. I mean, I thought he he had a great offensive game. Also made some ridiculous ones. I mean that shot that he hit after Lowery tipped the ball away. And he basically just grabbed it turned and flung it got a banker in was ya was really impressive. But overall, I mean Butler nine of eighteen from the field three of seven from three made his free throws both. These teams Toronto did meaningful better. I wanted to talk about that a little bit at the line. But I thought Butler made a really big difference in this one. And there have been a couple of games in this series and overall in the playoffs where the narrative, which it seems like is built on a couple of different things about how Tobias Harris is more likely to be seventy sixer than Jimmy Butler next year that there on the court issues off the court all that stuff. But if they lose Jimmy Butler, the Sixers are going to have to replace a dynamic and incredibly high ceiling player when he's engaged and contributing to this offense particular. Yeah. And I mean, so the place that he made when he. Missed a three pointer and sprint it in to get on. This wasn't like oh bonds out to fifteen feet. He missed the three. And then like out jumped two guys at the rim to get the rebound. I think that set up a another mystery from Harissa if I recall correctly. Yeah. His pick and roll game has been really good. They've taken advantage of soul reasonably well. In pick and roll. I thought Toronto took advantage of Embiid pretty well and pick and rolls. Well, that's part of why how Lowry was able to do more in this game. I'm happy you brought up Larry because I thought one of the other differences that you don't really necessarily see in the box score a little bit in his in his line. I felt out reattached earlier in the clock and was work recive. And it's such a an important way to help an offense to just just get things going little bit earlier. Maybe you don't go get something in that early action. But you still have enough time to pivot do something else. And it can also keep the team engaged. And I thought Toronto showed more life in transition, even though PASCAL Siachen was not himself. Yeah. Siaka missed four corner threes in the first quarter and ended up with a couple of dogs, but I really appreciated what nurse did to try to get him going and take advantage of that. Embiid guarding him alignment again me with Embiid, not quite being himself. CRM just for whatever reason I even thinking about taking an above the break three with Embiid just not guarding him out there. But they did some things that really help. They used him much more as the screener and pick and roll they had impact to the corner for those corner threes that he was able to make maybe that calf issue was causing him some problems. Taking the three pointer and he's been good from the corners less reliable above the break. They ran a couple of plays. Where even if Embiid was in the lane they actually had Lowry screen for him. And James NS never helped out. That's how the outcome. Got one of his two dunks Lotte DA Joe's to Leonard and Larry with Embiid not guarding him out there. So I thought they did as much as they could really and Siachen just wasn't able to take advantage of some of the looks that they were getting him early. But it seemed like it was something that they worked on and head some pretty good ideas on. So I think Nick nurse there rumblings. Oh, he's getting out coached. He's got to adjust Phil do adjust in game three. And I thought he was able to find some things getting them to push the ball more as well. One of the biggest stats in this game. Toronto ran on thirty four percent of their defensive rebounds. Philly ran on twelve percent of their defensive rebound. That is basically as slow as you can get and this was another super slow paced game. Zach Lowe noted that other than. Than Boston Milwaukee three of the four series. That are going on right now are played at a pace slower than anyone has played in the regular season. Part of that. I think in the Denver Portland series is one of those things are slow at number two four overtimes slow your pace, Donald. But, but I think the fact that guys are playing a lot more minutes makes it more difficult to run. So we'll also effort. Yeah. More engaged defense throughout the game. A big factor in pace, and that's why in predictable and other places are separating out offensive and defensive pace is that there's only so much of it that is exerted by the offense. And so I and also teams getting back in transition defense playing with more energy. And I think the prize me too. If there's more offense of rebounding in these playoffs than there was at least in Denver, Portland. There has been that's for sure. And and this one St. Houston as well. Those things been getting more at least one of them has been getting more offense rebounds than usual of this game. This game did not feature a lot offense ruin. But I think, you know, Toronto did a much better job Lee, Nick nurse said, hey, the number one thing we ought to do before any adjustments. And he did make Justin says who just got. One hundred and they did play a lot her with both the transition game with the number of shots that Philly missed the rim, especially in the first half to not give up that many offensive rebounds. Because those are easy shots. Too. Often have rebound was impressive as well. And Embiid having zero offense of rebounds. I think was indicative of the lack of activity that he hadn't game we haven't he had zero Jimmy Butler had five he had some big ones and a couple other. Sixers talk about briefly Redican hit a few big shots had one really nice late, and he can be a life. Preserver if Phillies offense is a little bit flat often, he does his damage in transition to. But also, I thought it was another solid not as good game from James Ennis. I thought he played pretty well. And then I know you've got to ask defensive mistake. Yeah. He did. Well, he was better in game three to me than he was here. But he's still still value. Add and we we talked about how decrepit their bench has been just from personnel perspective. And some of that also ties in bovin is functionally out of this series of them being inbound defender Monroe make sense, and he's done a better job in these. Playoffs than I ever expected him in the parallel with with him and his Kenner, both those guys just exceeding my expectations. But he didn't have a great game and Philly eighteen in eleven minutes per navy. And that was why Joel Embiid was plus seventeen in a game. His team lost by five despite playing thirty five minutes, and eventually they did go to Mike Scott, but you can understand why Brown is concerned about that Monroe brings different strengths. Mike, Scott, defensive learners is not a strength or neutral. It isn't clear negative for him and rim-protector ill. There are a lot of other things that he doesn't bring to the table. And it's I I heard on this sometimes, but I think it's really important that going small, theoretically, and in with my Scott's case it has the advantage of opening up things for the offense. But if you don't have players who are capable of putting together, a cogent reliable in some ways defense, then you lose a lot of the benefits that you could theoretically gin, and that's why it's so hard to replicate what the word is done in. What let's say last year's rockets. It was some of the. J Tucker center lineups. Couple other small notes here. The refereeing I thought was pretty inconsistent especially in the fourth quarter. Just a lot of bad touch. All those even doubt know Butler got one where it should have been a jump ball with with Kawai on a drive to the basket. Recycled free throws, then Kawai got touch falls right back with Embiid. Trying to slide with him that I thought probably each of those should've gone in favor of the defense of the raptors did probably get more of the benefit of the doubt early in the game. Philly wanted files on a number of those mislaid that they had in the beginning of the game at one point midway through the second quarter. Toronto Headey sixty one offense rating in the half court but headache two hundred offense of rating in transition and where he will run on thirty one percent of their possessions early on Danny green got to charges in the first quarter. And then he got called for a charge and write the next play takes charge tradition in Butler, which is about again, I'm not a huge fan of the charge. But I am button. Cler basically went right through his sternum. And I it seemed like it was just like deficiencies have this kind of internal scoresheet in their mind of like, all right. We can't give this guy a third charge in the first half like and he ended up not getting that one. I thought he should have raptors still very little pick and roll at Radic. They did it twice, and it didn't really work that while the one time they did it. They tried to throw it to agree, but Dini green didn't really pop to the three point line. He just kinda rolled into space in two point range and Joel Embiid came over and actually got a steel and then Danny green fouled him. Which is we'd noted that he's had all these dumb gambles in the back court in this series for no reason, Fred van bleak. Just cannot get his shot off that was he tried to pull up at one point for a pick and roll jumper. I got it blocked immediately. It was surprising to see Nick nurse briefly turn to Patrick McCaw, two time NBA champion, Patrick McCaw. Egypt. Look like he has really as a place in this series. And that's that's not a huge surprise. But sometimes for a little short stint. You could see coach try that. Yeah. Well, that'll tell you mean, the we didn't see. Any of been bleeding Lowry together. The call was getting than bleeds minutes just in that set. And he's too little to guard Butler the only way to go at it for a couple of possessions. But if if that matchup happens, again, a expect Butler to just go right through him anything else out to you hear what what do we expect going forward? Maybe. Yeah. That's what I was. That's what I've been kind of thinking about. So I think especially if it's due to illness that Embiid will be better, though, as you said, we're at three out of four games where he wasn't the overall, you know, just like the offensive offensive monster. So I expect to see another competitive game in games in game five I think Toronto is gonna win. It is still I think they can win the series. But the case for Philadelphia to me is absolutely still there the way that they played in game three they they did. Well, a say overall in Toronto. So this is far from done deal. Sometimes when a superior seed wins game four to tie series to to you think that's restoring order. And it's you know, it's a six game series, maybe seven or, but you think you know, where it's. Going. I don't feel that way. This time to the retro are back to being the favorites for sure just based on having to the next three at home. But I I would predict that this is gonna go seven and these teams one each team has had a blow out each team has had a close win on the others floor. So it's a about as close as you can be through three games. Philly certainly could consider maybe changing things up a little bit on letter though. I thought overall they defended pretty well in the fourth quarter, Leonard hit that crazy shot. But that's one that you're okay with him taking it's the one where he's on balance where you know, it seems like he's able to just get his shot against anyone. I'm guessing that was something. Yeah. Sorry that was sending on mentioned Philly was five of Twenty-one from the field and three of fourteen from three net. Fourth-quarter? I if they hit just even a couple of shots and granted Toronto's defense. I thought did a good job making a fair number of shots harder. But they had opportunities to win this game. Yeah. On one of those threes was that crazy Bank via from Butler, one of the three that they made. We did. One advantage perhaps of the two big alignment is you can throw some unlikely Baca on Simmons put Leonard at the end of the game on Jimmy Butler to try and take him away about Leonard when he was on there. And he didn't get switched off. At did a pretty good job. You know, Danny green. They're probably not gonna ever put him on Rennick, but he could guard Harissa as well. So it does give them a little bit different of a look defensively. You also might even consider putting Siaka on Ben Simmons of Philly to there. I think they took advantage of gazelle or of hypocus- help instincts to get some open looks for Harissa. And he just could not get on me. It's funny. I was like band twice hers did nothing in this game. And then I went back and looked and he led the team in shot attempts for twenty three. But by quite a bit. You know, he just doesn't dominate the ball the way some of these other guys too. So you expect that he's going to play better. They did not go to any Embiid post ups, the only one I can remember it was when he turned and face on console and got up very dubious foul call on him in the fourth quarter of but. Embiid had a stretch where he missed three straight free throws early in the fourth the backup center is going to be real interesting for Philly going forward Monroe had been good so far. He couldn't missed a couple layups in this one. I thought he actually protected the rim. Okay. I'm not gonna say that that negative eighteen was all his fault necessarily, but certainly putting him in pick and roll trying to guard. Kawhi that's going to be an issue if the has to get out on the floor, are they gonna go more with Mike Scott at Senator that really hurts them defensively that in those minutes Toronto is really going to be able to cook. You know, it's really the defensive impede the trans had major problems with like Baca got a couple of dunks blocked around the room by Embiid, for example of convincing get going again in the offense of glass will be another one to me. And I think we'll see more from Philly of Harris trying to move off the ball. If he's guarded by Baucus setting some screens for Harris, the two main game between him beat and Radic when gazelle is guarding Reich. They got a huge three out of that late. When Gonzalo is just gonna struggle to get out on the floor even in emerging. Situation against radical Inc. Will see even more of that? And I mean, but a lot of it comes out. It's quite Leonard gonna miss a shot at some point in the series. I mean, it's just he's at seventy percent shooting in the series. It's unbelievable. And it's all self created. It's absolutely incredible. And I think a great way to to end this to put a cap on a fascinating for a stat from John Shuman surge Baca and Marcus oil played a total of thirty one minutes together in the regular season. They were plus raptors were seven in those minutes in the first eight playoff games. They played three minutes together in game four twenty three minutes and twenty five seconds and the raptors were plus seven in those minute, and you can get away with that a little bit more. When both those guys can shoot Gonzala can pass. They did a really nice job of getting that high low action of soul posted up on Jimmy Butler or I'm sorry of Baca Pozzo Jimmy Butler. And by those guys also familiar with each other. They both played together on the Spanish national team when he Baca was playing the four mostly and Bacchus release played four plenty. It is career and Philly doesn't have the shooting to really stress out Ishak on the other end necessarily. So I that's alignment that could work and just Bach is a better player than front van bleed. It, you know, at this point and a better player the Norman pollen. So whatever you can do to shift minutes in his direction away from those guys. It seems like it was pretty smart. And so well, and it's something else stat in. It's a lot easier to pull that off against the Sixers who have a bunch of guys that can't you or that you don't they don't worry about that as much as opposed to certain other opponents that maybe have one guy on the Ford any given time granted, I think about Ganga sold can can do a better job than some of their compatriots in those circumstances, but having been Simmons on the floor. 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They're playing South Korea at the three and just didn't quite have enough defensive our part is stop this. Really good nuggets. Semen? We'll Barton struggled overall. But made huge shots down the stretch. When Portland was forced to WTI. It was completely ridiculous offensively down the stretch. Joe-marie missed a three pointer with three minutes and forty eight seconds left in this game. That went at that time Denver was up ninety nine to ninety six from that point until we'll Barton missed a three with thirty seconds to go every single trip down the floor for both teams produced points. And most of that was I shot points. And most of those were made shots Lillard hit a couple of free throws. But I was stunned e despite the offensive capabilities we talked about how this was gonna be a fun popcorn series and all that stuff just partially due to personnel and partially to me due to execution both positive execution from the offense a negative execution from the defense. Just how incapable these two teams were of stopping each. Yeah. And whether I thought at cantor head a few moments defensively, but he took a little bit of a step back. Zach Collins couldn't get a defensive rebound had a few good verticality plays. But his light in the shorts to garden in the post. And really it seemed like everything that Denver was doing was working. Well, Paul Millsap by had another extremely efficient game Yokich had another triple double Jamal Murray at thirty four points. Although some of that was padded a little bit by intentional fouling late in the game. But he hit all of his eleven free throws in. I said this at the outset of the series that I think Denver when they are going. Well, just has a little bit more than Portland which has Dame they've got CJ, but it's going to be attacking off the dribble with those guys. His possibly get the ball to their hands. Sometimes finding that third guy for Portland can be difficult. So it just seems like Denver has so many holes that they can poke at in this series. And especially when they're getting every offensive rebound is they're just extremely difficult for Portland to stop, right. And I thought a key part of that was mammary Murray who lost his legs a little bit. After the second e in the second overtime and then beyond in the four overtime thriller on Friday. I thought that he really provided a big lift for Denver on a mix of tough shots and easy shots. I thought he was one of the more one of the more positive authentic players out there on the floor. He was six of twelve on jump shots, which was striking because he was four of eight inside the paint. But he was sometimes it was Murray getting to spots. He also took a few ridiculous the most memorable shot for me that he took in the game. Was I believe it was his first shot, which was the completely ridiculous. Basically. Over the backboard shot that he kind of he was fading out to. Decide on the baseline, and he has that capability of just being audacious. And and Portland doesn't really have the pieces to counter that. Now, there will be times that that audacity works against mammary that he takes bad shots or that he throws passes that he probably shouldn't or make silly mistakes. But he also has after noons like this one where he can carry a part of the load, and obviously Nicole Yokich was wonderful again. So it wasn't like Murray had to do it all by himself. The other thing is that they're going to need Dame to have a ridiculous game. And he had what ultimately turned out to be a solid game. But they're gonna outscore this Denver team. They need lured to be really really good. And he was only solid and. Yup. Portland scored pretty well. In this game here, I'm not gonna put it all day Millard having not the greatest shooting game. If the team is scoring well, and he's drawing double teams, and he's distributing and starting sequences that lead to getting to on the ball. He's doing his job. So to say that he's been shut down. In this series is not accurate Portland is scored very well. And three of the four games. Ironically, they won the one game which they didn't score that. Well, but it's just a they have no means to stop Denver on the other end until he's gotta shoot a little bit better from three. He also got a little bit of friendly whistled towards the end of the game. When when he got to the line more, but missed three free throws which ended up being pretty critical at an head. That's part of why Portland was in such chase position and his opposite. Number murray. Did not miss any free throws. I wanted to talk about something that I thought was an important stretch of the game. And it's a mistake that I was surprised Terry Stotts made. So that Collins had done well in bench heavy units. Be contested him shots had some verticality. But at the eighth thirteen Mark of the fourth quarter. Denver is up three Millsaps at the free throw line and Mike Malone brings back in Jamal Murray. And Nicole Yokich Terry Stotts has a series of starters in most notably Damian Lillard and Alfred amino and NS Kanner. I would I'm not sure they were at the ready. But I mean that. For a game of this stature may would have been a reasonable time during the minute specially since Yokich Murray were at the table like even showed them on the broadcast, and it took another minute for those guys to get in Denver expanded the lead a little bit during that time. And also that was important because it led to in the time actually after Lillard and Amina came in Collins state in for an extended period time, I thought Yokich absolutely beasted him. And that's when Zack Collins picked up his technical foul. And that one point you know, that affected a many pieces of logic in terms of how the late game mechanics of this worked out, you know, if you're down three versus down for if you're done tube for his down three those sorts of decisions changed dramatically and Cullens just he he can be useful in certain matchups in this series. But he cannot stop Nicole Yokich, and maybe they should have been more aggressive with doubling or or series of other things. But it seemed like Stotts was more comfortable having Collins defend Yokich one on one. Then he should have been. I told. Understood Collins beefy, he probably gets a raw deal from the referees. Louis does fall a lot. And on that play. I thought he barely made contact with Yokich jumped relatively vertically only hit him with his chest. I didn't think that was a foul. But we saw this in the Philly game two guys who are just like not even that important players getting technical falls. It's like your yours at Collins. You're not gonna throw a tantrum. And now the referee is going to be more favorably disposed to write like if it's the star. Or it's the coach I still don't think it's a good idea. But at least you can come up with some sort of a rationale that you've enough stature that you're going to influence the referee going forward Zach Collins or James NS in the first game are not going to do that. We saw Evan Turner for twelve minutes. He somehow was plus four in part just because Denver's units without Yokich and without Murray. I think they've really missed Murray in because for much of the year they would bring Murray back to start the second quarter and play him alongside Monty Morris. And they just haven't had enough. Without those two guys together and Yokich out of the game as well. But Evan Turner still. I think that was a big time negative Paul Millsap was guarding him. I thought Denver actually should've gone to Millsap against her in the post more than they did. But then I mill sap is their best help defender and Evan Turner is just standing in the dunker spot, but he can't really dunk and the every once in a while when he gets it and he's opening he doesn't take the shot immediately as well. So really heartlessly played seventeen minutes. I know he was in foul trouble in the second half. But he could've come back for the fourth quarter with four fouls. Amina thirty five minutes. It could have been extended maybe a a little bit more as well. I might even say that Meyers Leonard would help more than Turner at this point Rodney hood, only played twenty four minutes that he was playing at the same time as Turner a lot. So to be no reason to play nine guys Turner just hasn't contributed at all in the playoffs. It was a reminder of just how few players with heft. This lasers team has you know that they don't really have that many guys to turn to if Paul Millsap is go. Because Nicole Yokich is priority one in those minutes. And so that means you can you can do a couple of different things. And maybe you can try to gimmick on one of those two guys. So I was I was struck by that in this game. I probably should have been when Alfred commu couldn't handle Millsap early in the series. But it was another reminder here, and I want done better lately. Yeah. I I would say better than any other matchup has killed them. Right. Exactly. And so if you only really have one option on a player that guy gets in trouble or is just having a rough night, it it can swing and a lot. But I wanted to mention a stout. I'm frustrated with myself that I forgot to do this during when we talked about the first game but compelled and brought this up before Sunday's both of their contests had this characteristic that the info the the weaker seated team was a head to to one that means they're hosting game for and in those series since nineteen Eighty-four if the higher seeded the superior Sita team wins that game they win the series seventy nine percent of the time. And if the inferior team wins wins the game, and then goes up. The lower the lower seeded, I always with lower and higher. It gets visa because it was like a one versus eight. But if if the team that's hosting that game wins, then they have a three one lead. And they win the series eighty nine percent of the time. So it can be a gr that, and of course, those are overall numbers that doesn't mean just because these series went that way, the Portland Portland's going to win this series eighty. They've an seventy nine percent chance of winning or the Denver hasn't seventy nine percentage winning it. But I do think that's a good encapsulation of why these games are so import the I mean, this was my second favorite scenario playoffs. Here's my favorite scenario playoff series is the higher seed done three games to two on the road for a game six, but this is my second favorite the higher seed down two games to one on the road for a game. Four Yokich did suffer what appear to be a calf cramp late? But hopefully, that's not something that's going to stay with him. At all. I in some of the passes that he through late in the game that play as the shot clock expiring. The back door to Gary Harris guarded by South Korea. Who by the way, it was just. A little bit too small to stop that play and had zero points in the second half space the floor for Lillard to be sure that was part of why he was successful. But that was a questionable decision to have him in their annoy his head that sixteen in the first half. But but in Harris, a great job with that play competing to get all the way around and the Joe for the backdoor, layup yoga just heads. Unbelievable pass this Lillard heads unbelievable passes in the first half as well. But it really seems like Portland is just had no lock slowing down Yokich all because he's such a good passer you double team him. And he just absolutely eats that up and you have to hope at some point that Denver is gonna miss shots. But they went eleven to twenty five through three point range here Portland wasted their own forty three percent three point shooting in this game one ridiculous stat. And I'll explain the context of this Denver went sixteen of thirty five in the restricted area. But they grabbed a ton of those misses. So it doesn't it's not as catastrophic. Also, they got to the free throw line twenty eight times. I think some of the some of those turned into points on a second chance. Opportunity as another field goal tempt some of them as shots. But it is pretty remarkable to see a team shoot that poor percentage in the restricted area and still put up a one twenty three offensive rating actually had about a league average shooting. But they didn't turn the ball over. They got a ton of offensive rebounds. So that's how they put up an effective very effective night. I'm not sure that Portland can do much about that other than maybe putting more size on the floor with ARCO's than who. Does. Maybe part of the reason he didn't play was with the that ankle injury being an issue, but Millsap is just too strong and Portland. This is we saw this in the first two games with Golden State, Houston, not being a running team. They tried to push a little bit more in game. Three had some success Portland is also not a running team. And so Denver hitting the offense of glasses. Specially with all the enclosed misses that they had there's not really much of a price to pay in this game in the pace was very slow and yet Portland off alive. Rebuts? They only ran sixteen percent of the time which would be near the bottom. Of the NBA Denver ran even less at Portland got plenty of their own rebounds as well. And then Mosa Portland's running was for three pointers that didn't happen to go in on those plays. Another big problem for Portland was turnovers that really killed them in the third quarter in particular, and they stopped turning it over in the fourth when they scored really well, but they only scored fourteen points in the third. They looked like they were in control early in that third quarter. And then they had a stretch of nine points in eighteen possessions where they had six turnovers during that period. And this isn't a Denver team that forces a lot of turnovers and Denver had seven steals and they averaged a two hundred offensive rating went off turnovers. So that was a massive killer as well at Gary Harris, it had a breakout steel at what I thought Harris, by the way, his defense continues to be fantastic, especially on Lillard, but also on CJ Mike below definitely wishes. He had two of them at this point Craig really struggled to guard Lillard again, and I thought justified the only got seventeen minutes. I think Bologne figured rightfully so that if Craig's not gonna be able to prevent a straight line drive from Daimler d-, you might as well just throw Barton in there. Anyway, can you think of anything that Denver can do to prop up their bench units? I mean, if it weren't for the time when Morris was in the game, he was negative five publicly was negative sixteen of the part of that was playing alongside of Yokich at Morris was one out of six is there anything they could do to prop those up little more. It might be time to consider reducing or eliminating Morris his role. But the problem is now that Barton has a larger role outside of the second unit. It's a little bit harder to make that work. You want it? I think at this point considering how well he's he's done against Lillard. You wanna tie Harris's minutes to Lillard as closely as you can he's not providing as much of an advantage outside of that. And so it's it's it's an easy counter in then Jamal can't play all forty minutes. So maybe you put the ball through Barton in those situations. I like having to ball handlers on the floor. But also Morris is so small that there there isn't necessarily a good. Hiding place for him either as flawed as the second unit is and somebody else gets into you know, when Evan Turner is on the four you could theoretically do some things there. I don't I don't worry too much about Evan Turner. Posting up Morris, but you can make better advantage with somebody else. Like, you talked about Millsap because he's such an adept help defender. So they could try something more in in that vein. But figuring out those rotations. Maybe it's shifting the guard. Regards a little bit around maybe using Tori, Craig a little bit more there. I I don't know exactly what it is. But Morris doesn't really have much of a place for me in this series. Yeah. Well, it's tough because I think Jamal Murray because so much of what they do relied on him. Sprinting around off the ball off those the HBO's with Yokich the back doors same thing with Harris. And then you consider the defense of loan of Harris. And the fact that Murray just can't guard anyone at all when Seth curry hit three threes in a row in a minute Murray was guarding him and all three of those plays. And just was not good enough on those boys. But I don't think you can extend their minutes that much maybe Barton could play more although below. If he's going to start playing Bart Maury played thirty minutes tonight. But I think he played only two stints for those thirty minutes. So if your bones got to be careful to get him arrested, maybe moving back into the starting lineup. Just more Millsaps in the post is probably where they've gotta go. Maybe you take Morris out and have Barton run the offense a little bit your maybe trying to Barton and Millsaps as kind of your engines on the the non Murray units that could be worth doing. And also, I think Jamal marine and Yokich have such good chemistry that putting the trying to tie their minutes. As Malone is done. That makes a lot of sense to me. So, yeah, maybe then that's Barton Barton and Millsap could be a combination could lead you could login little bit. There could run into some problems. But I at least you'd have a better chance to festively, and it's not like that Portland bench heavy unit is dominant. Like, they they shouldn't be effective as they've been in is. I mean, obviously, it was some of those guys Rodney hood is having a nice series. And I'm happy for him considering how he struggled in playoffs in recent vintage. So I do think that's one one thing that they. Can do is just trying to try and reduce that and more says how to wonderful season. And it's not like me Beazley's an amazing defender either. Let's be clear on that. No. He he was really bad. I thought as Denver was in control in the second quarter. And then he lost CJ a bunch of times. Let him get open for a couple of shots and let Portland get back into the lead during the second quarter. He really is defense. I mean, again, I lament the fact that they just have completely given up on Hernan Gomez. Because maybe what you could say is will go some more size and shooting with being that'd be an option. Yeah. And then you just make Bart in the point guard and don't play Morris. It really is is amazing. This is something we should think about more of just traditional backup point guards in how they just don't really seem to be able to succeed in the playoffs when they're going up against Moore starters. They're just not athletic enough or they get taken advantage of defensively. And there's kind of a re I mean how good you have to be to succeed as a player who's six two or under this deepen the. Playoffs. I mean, you gotta be like Dame or CJ level player or an Eric Bledsoe type of athlete or or I mean, it's just it's very difficult. And a lot of those a lot of the teams this is coincidental. To to the fact that those teams a lot of them have like much bigger main creators until they don't even necessarily have to play a backup point guard at all they can just go with bigger units with the second group will also. Yeah. Think about how a lot of the good backup point guards. The reason they're not starters is because they can't reliably create separation. You know, if they could if they could get hoop against anybody. They would be starting. And so when the alternative is to play a bigger guy, let's say on Fred vanfleet. He's not gonna kill that matchup. And so you have to go into different direction and also run into problems because almost every player who's bigger than point-guard-size who can really run the show those players start to. So it creates real challenges and having quality point guard play capable point guard play for forty minutes is extremely important. It is almost mandatory in the regular. Season. But the thresholds change. I mean playoff NBA basketball. It's not a different sport. But it is a very different version of the same sport. And I think we've talked another years about being able to create your shot and some of the other ways the play as well. It's different. I think you're right to talk about point guard play as one other ways that we can think about this. And it's for the teams that are considering themselves in the elite the best of the best whether a player can fit that test or cannot is a big problem. So it looks like the series is trending the direction that you. And I both pretty you predicted Portland and seven I predicted Denver in seven and it does look like Denver in seven to me. It seems like the most likely outcome feeling you change you feel differently. You think Denver Denver's impressed you enough to change your opinion. Yeah. I think that I mean, really the games two games in Denver. Did that to an extent basically that their offense is harder to stop to me than Portland's? And that's really where the rubber meets the road in this series because neither team has enough horses defense. Wli? So yeah, there will be games in Denver has this unusual propensity for a team with as many good shooters as they do to just have bad nights. And so I could see swinging the other way I mean that game seven against San Antonio was closer. I would say that it should have been considering their relative talent levels and everything else that series. So I am not for closing the logic that I used is still there. It's just not as strong because to me Denver's offense has lived up to the billing more than Portland's has which isn't entirely surprise. It was just a Portland looked so great in that series against Oklahoma City. And they're well, I got news few Oklahoma City isn't very good at least. Yeah. I mean it and it happens in the playoffs where you see one series. It makes you think about a previous one in a new light and gaming think about with Oklahoma City. I was working on an off season thing with them as well recently how far away like they got they got. I think you could make an argument depending on how you see Denver Portland that they got the most favorable or second most favorable of a lower seeded team. And yet they still got run and they're a repeater tax team. And they can't really make many changes for next year that out go on with with not spoil their off-season brief we could just count that as their off-season preview. Yeah. It's not gonna be too extensive. It is that. Well, this has been an awesome series. Toronto Philly that's been a an awesome series. And if you decide on a whim that you want to go see a game in person either those series seek it is the way to do it other than seeks ticket industry hasn't changed in a long time. Some of those big companies that are not that great to deal with. 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You know, borderline all star type of player to be an unrestricted free agent, and certainly Philly you and imagine given the resources that they put in to get him the day will becoming what they very very significant offer. And now Harris is a little younger. Would you agree though, that it's probably giving him that max contract for five years or even four years at the max starting at thirty two point seven million dollars this off season with raises coming after that that that is not going to be a positive value contract. I don't think that it would be a positive value contract. Now, I he's game might age reasonably well. It's worth mentioning that Tobias Harris Joe true shooting percentage has risen most years in recent past meat. So he went from fifty six to fifty seven then stated fifty seven then all the way up to fifty nine this year. Interestingly enough, he was more efficient as a clipper than as a seventy sixer simple size. And they're a couple of the reasons why why that's the case but players like him don't hit the market, very. Often. I just worry him we've seen this. I talked about it a little bit earlier sections podcast in in the series against the raptors is how scalable he is on a team with real expectations. Now, it's different on the clippers. When making the first round is is a successful thing. Like the Sixers want to win a championship and to me in that sort of circumstance, especially because of his limitations on defense. I think of Harris Moore's like the third or fourth best player on a team, that's competing. They're probably fourth given how great most championship teams are in the modern era. And as a practical matter unless you have somebody on a rookie scale contract giving that third or fourth guy a thirty percent max, even is a massive massive commitment. Because the you have to have the other guys in prison with your championship. Pretender you you are going to and that's that's hard. And so maybe there are certain teams where the those monetary thresholds aren't as important. Maybe they can't get as many great free agents. Like, I think there will be offers out there for Tobias Harris, just because functionally speaking. He might be the best player available for some of these teams. But Philadelphia IB, you wonder should they hold themselves to higher standard. But then the point you're like well who else could they throw their money out? There aren't that many options as year? Sure, if quiet Leonard says I wanna play in Philly by all means sign him. But I don't expect that to happen as you're going through ranking the free agents he's atop kit ten guy and low and behold, there's about ten teams that have mex- base this off season. And he plays the position where offensively he can fit in with just about anything can run to pick and roll play off the ball shoot shoot at okay passer defensively, as you mentioned not that great of effect. I think it is difficult unless you have an elite rim protector or another really good wing defender next to him to structure any could play the the three also, but he doesn't really defend well enough to guard the best guy in the other team. So you better find someone who can really defend next to the team that they had with the clippers with him in Gallo starting at forward. Yeah. You know, that's a nice regular season team. Pretty. Difficult to stop. But you know, there's nothing about Harris. It's like, oh, man. We just we can't find an answer for this guy. You know, he'll have his twenty three twenty four usage and shoots and threes. And get some plays in the in the flow of the offense me run a pick and roll every now and again, but he's not gonna just absolutely take over game. And really make you scheme him and get to players on the ball and be the engine of your offense. But like you said number one where else you spend your money this year number two where else are you spending your money next year when the free agent class is even worse, and at least you can expect since he's only twenty six they will provide solid value throughout the contract. And especially since a lot of his value is built on his shooting. And I mean, there's we need to go through him. But if Philly doesn't give them the oppor- there's going to be ill have five other max offers out the product, right and that gets into something. I wanted to talk about before we get into all the potential starters at this position is all of the people in this category. That we would have starters are on competitive teams that do not have adequate replacements. For that player. Should they choose to leave that often leads to those guys getting overpaid in years dollars or both? But also, even though they aren't super inspiring. I could you'll eat two studies young to me as I really thought he's doing I think he's a wonderful player. But a lot of free agency is about falling in love, you know, that can be from the players side that can be from the team side because you're choosing that person or that team over everyone else and presumably you're gonna have other competitive offers. So I don't know that those guys this Frisian group power Ford's inspires that. But the sense of urgency can kind of force a can force a relationship as well. Because you can't lose these guys. I mean think about I'll go back to that young the Pacers. If they lose him and do not replace him there a substantially different team next year. Yeah. And you know, they would have money to do. So the next group we can talk about them, Nicole miratec, twenty eight Paul Millsap has a team option for thirty million bucks. I expect the especially the better Denver plays. And if they get to the. Was finals. I think they probably picked that up. That's that's where I see that going to just in kind of the same thought as when they just made Yokich, they declined Yokich team option. And yeah, they ended up having to pay a lot more this year because they did that and and gave him pretty much max contract, but they took the conservative approach, right? And with Millsap the conservative approaches, let's hold onto him. We're not going to be a cap space team. Anyway, certainly not enough to get a player as good as what he is going to give us next year. I think they could maybe get like fifteen million in room, if they declined that team option, and maybe there's a thought that oh we decline it with an agreement in place, and we get him for a longer term deal. But it really it would shock me if he is not a nugget next year. And if he is I think it would be pretty bad mismanagement by them. So I don't think he's going to really be on the market. Thaddeus? Young as an interesting one. It's at thirty one. It's really going to be the years for him. Yeah. Am great defensive player should. I think he may all defensive second team this year. A great anticipation has the ability to switch strong enough to hold up in the post against a lot of guys. You know, he gave Kevin love big problems last year in the playoffs, for example. But a limited shooter his post scoring is gonna wane over the course of that. So is it two years. Three years. Is it go four years, and what's the money? You know, it seems like for him something in the thirty five to forty million dollar guaranteed range is my expectation of where he ends up in. You know, see how many years that's over? I is that the feeling you everything. It's Lord may. We may value him more. He obviously opted into thirteen million last year. But it was such a tight market. I think it's probably a little bit lower also because young at thirty one. He's probably not as interesting on a longer term deal to some of these younger teams that have cap space out there. And so when you narrow his potential suitors, and you could think about I I'd be very interested to see like what his it would be on. Let's say the Utah Jazz. But I also think he's such a good defender. And they're they're really go bare Centric team, he would help you. But they can't just can't shoot. It will right. They need more often. So like for me, if if I'm if the jazz decide to go away from Derrick favors as that are starting four, I would be looking more at Nicole, Amir, which I think that's a more interesting wrinkle for them. And so if the jazz aren't super interested the nets, I think, Thaddeus, young would be no return. There would be a fascinating fit. You could if you could help give them more of a defensive identity, but they've really valued shooting. He's a little bit older than the rest of their group. You might not age particularly well as everybody else is getting into their primes. So I could I could imagine teams like that just not being as interested. And then once you really start working it down. Then there aren't as many suitors that really make sense. So I see him ending up back in Indiana. But you brought this up with you didn't bring this up with most you easily could have their parallels between Denver and Indiana that I could imagine them kind of taking care of their guys. And I could imagine both that he's young and Paul Millsap getting contr. Acts that we think are overpays that they the player did not have the leverage to admit offer community. Another really interesting one in Portland and immediately has a lot of earth until the can shoot three well enough of and can defend either forward position against most guts and to have just some two way ability at that position. Especially when you know, let's say you have a boy unbooked out of its type of small Ford who isn't going to be able to guard the best threes on the team. He amino is not like a dead bang supper, but he holds up there. And the you can't say that for a lot of guys especially at the powerful position. I mean, you could look at him as a three potentially as well. He's twenty eight I mean that was a great great contract that Neela Shay signed him to is one of the first guys assign in twenty fifteen free agency, but the blazers have some tax concerns year to be sure maybe they do have guys they can move or stretching in Turner and Meyers Leonard who are make a combined thirty million bucks in. Let's say don't give them quite that level of production. And maybe they could bring it back. You know, I think it me new, you know, maybe even can get in the forty five to fifty million dollar guaranteed range, given his age, and the fact that he's just a solid starter on a playoff team. Those guys are are not necessarily available and sure his shooting. Always can wait. You know? I mean, that's the that's the question with a lot of these guys. But he's he's a good solid player. You would imagine that Portland, especially where you know, he was given a starting role basically right away and blossomed, and they really can't take a step back by losing him. They have no way to replace a I don't know that I see a cap space team giving him that type of deal. So maybe that will reduce his leverage some, and he'll be looking at mid level type of offers from other teams, you know, he doesn't make sense for your a lot of these younger cap space teams like you're saying, especially if the those teams are not trying to take the next subject. So I do think, you know, he'd be a nice fit unlike Dallas as they're trying to to move into playoff contention. And I was about to bring them up. I think that the fit of him with Porzingis would be really fun. They could go. In some good directions. And I think it me news in meaningfully better fit. If they wanted to go there, then then Thaddeus young partially due to age just the offensive through rotation. Guys. Fascinating. Julius Randle has a player option. You had to imagine. With just the raw points and rebounds said he put up this year that he's going to opt out of that. That's a player option is for a little over nine million. Yeah. Randall great example of a player who I'm confident we'll get overpaid. And I have absolutely no idea who's going to do. It's a player that I've Al you less than other people. I mean, he's I don't see him as the starter. Despite the numbers that he put up because he's just so bad defensively. And then he also has not only the bad defensively, but he just is such a tough fit defensively when you really need like an Anthony Davis type next to him or you gotta be committed like the Lakers were two years ago to just being able to switch everything. So, you know, he's really kind of more of a sixth man type of guy. Although as a big we're seeing more bigs that kinda fall into that role now. So it'll be interesting. I mean, I could see him, you know, New Orleans didn't trade him. So you could. See him maybe being back there. We'll see what they get back from a D. The could have space to go beyond just the hundred and twenty percent for him. I mean, we could maybe even see depending on what his market is you'll maybe he ops out. And then they use those non bird rights one hundred twenty percent of what he made last year to ink a long term deal. But it's hard for me to see him getting to, you know, fifteen million a year over a lot of years. The that's he's just too limited. You know, maybe a team that's kind of towards the pot will see him as a young player they can develop and be seduced by the points and rebounds. But I think the league has a decent idea of where he is a another shingle Rudy gay at thirty two with the Spurs baby ends up going back there. The Spurs cap space is limited this off season. So he would be guy that if they don't pay him they wouldn't really necessarily be able to replace him. He and they can pay him up to one hundred seventy five percent of the ten million then he made this year. So maybe it could be something like a two year deal Spurs also generally of take care of their own your two year. He'll at like eleven million a year. Maybe you could see something like that happening for Rudy gay in San Antonio, Marcus Morris is had a really good year shooting the ball. I think he's slipped a little bit defensively, but still has the size to guard. Some of the more power wings is a little slower onto the perimeter. But you know, he's had success guarding guys like LeBron in the past so someone who can shoot and a guard's position like that. It is going to be a valuable thing. A lot of it is how much your team's going to buy into the way shout the ball this year from three one his timing is going to be a real challenge because I'm guessing Boston in many circumstances would like to have him back, but they're looking at some pretty big fish as well and not to say that Anthony Davis is mutually exclusive in many ways actually getting it than you Davis. Because of what they would have to give up probably opens the door for Marcus Morris to come back. But in Boston's case, I expect that their ducks will be in a row by July first that they'll know one way or the other on AD, and they'll know on Kyrie relatively quickly. So and they're not going to do anything that requires cap space. So right. So he wouldn't. Have to give up his capital. They can always resigned. I think it's just a question of the price at and he was extension eligible, you know, unclear whether those talks were serious at all or progress very far. But you know, I think they're probably would would be Morris is a little follicle. Not sure that he's like, you know, the greatest influence in a lock room, that's kind of had some tumult. But nonetheless, he's a good player, and they wouldn't another guy that they wouldn't really have a way to replace, you know, they're going to be likely looking at a just the mini mid level as a way to replace them. And I expect him to get more than that. Some other names that are interesting Taj Gibson at thirty four still played power forward. Mostly. I think you'd be a solid backup center for a lot of teams that a good culture guy. Maybe Minnesota will be interested in having him back though, they do have some constraints as far as the tax look like they'll be about fifteen million below the tax going into the summer, but they're going to want to resign Derrick rose as well who they'll have a early bird on ties. Jones a restricted free agent. But they do have gorging Jiang under contract as well. As more of a backup centers. And I'm not sure I mean Gerson Rosa's coming from that Houston system. He's acting to be too interested in playing some unlike Taj at the four who's down to three point shooter more of a believer in that at and maybe we'll try to turn that job over to a Dario charge fulltime. So maybe we'll see Gibson on the market. I see him as more of a backup center at this point. Now, Betsy played power for less, your that's ROY had him on any of these other guys kinda stand out to you. We can go through the list quickly. But there's no one else on here that I I look at it as that sexy. Yeah. I see it. There's a step down after them. But in terms of choice, Jared Dudley fascinating to me. I've been so happy to see him after those years in Phoenix. And remember how crazy it was the Phoenix basically partially salary dumped him for drill. Arthur who is meaningfully worse than was basically gone from the team immediately. But to see Jared Dudley on a team this good was really exciting. And. I don't know what offers are going to be on the table for him. But for selfish purposes, it would make me happy. If he was on a good team, again, joy green has made himself a so many. He someone who I think team might consider bringing in as a saris been much more aggressive shooting the three with the clippers. A lot depends, of course, on the clippers cap space, the aspiration ju-, if they just get co I Leonard maybe bring back Joe, Michael Green is something that they might want to consider, you know, his capital is not too big. It's about ten million, and he is making about seven or eight million. I think he could get something again in that range as maybe a slightly poor man's off Ruge commute type of player. Michael Gilchrist is going to pick up his player option. Marvin Williams gonna pick up his player option. Almost certainly ain't never. No, no. You know, and Markeith Morris really struggled this year had that neck issue. Just was not the same player that was a quality starter for a lot of his time in Washington only twenty nine though, so, but I think he's going to be in a situation where you know, it's going to be a three. Or four million dollar two year deal. Prove it type of thing or three or four million dollars per year. I should say two years MAC doesn't seem like it's going to be on their Wilson Chandler's seems like he's kind of trending towards ninth man type of money that that similar sort of area. Especially at thirty two is anybody more disappointed in Ernie Grunfeld getting fired. I was gonna say then Jabari Parker. I guess maybe Trevor REEs is. But I kinda looked like there were some signs being Jafari averaged fifteen and seven for the wizards in twenty five games. It kind of looked like it was good, and they could still retain him. Even if they declined the option, which they damn will better because Dr Parker is not a twenty million dollar player new and using bird rights when a guy had makes a lot of money. Non rights actually are pretty advantageous. So Washington could bring him back without having really dip into much and they should be able to avoid the tax. But I have massive trouble calibrating what his market could be should be. We'll be. I mean, I think it's something in the, you know, maybe part of an exception. Five million a year for a couple of years to score off the bench type of player. I think he played much better in Washington. Looked better athletically still terrible on defense, but it using a fishing score off the bench. And there's a lot of. I mean a team like Orlando could really use someone like that. Right. Just someone to create offense on that second year. There are a lot of teams that are it's so funny going through this now because we've been in this playoff crucible and doing the NBA Cass where we just every mistake and every failing just pops out so much on the screen, and oh my God. You can't even play Fred vanfleet like he's unplayable, and like print vanfleet is, you know, probably a top thirty five point guard in the NBA and he can't play in this series. Right. It's just now we're going back and talking about some of these guys. And you think about all the weakness or like. Yeah. Well, you know, there's you got fifteen roster spots across thirty teams. And you gotta fill them. So. Yeah. I mean, there are plenty of teams that need some scoring off the bench at think would be interested in him. You just you gotta have the right personnel defensively around him and the right culture. Yeah. Jeff green had a nice year in Washington word is they won't really have much in terms of bird rights to retain him. But the the DC native a flourish there for a time tilled off a little bit towards the end of the year. But where it is. He may wanna stay. There is a lot of people's apparently want to stay in Washington. A Reza green of Anthony taller is probably closer to a fringe guy. You know, he didn't play as much guts were run under rhinestone zoom played some at the three due to his shooting ability. But still a guy who competes great locker room guy action the players association and has really deep range on his three balls. So even at thirty four I think you'll get some looks. But you're probably not quite at the level of that one year deal for over five million that he got in Minnesota last year. Yeah. I would say that's fair and television could be getting down to the point where he chooses to take a little bit less to be on a much better team. Like, I could see him, theoretically as a a minimum guy on T, Mike the warriors where it's like would you rather take three and a half somewhere or take two? Five or I don't know. Exactly. What the? Yeah. Those would be about it. Yeah. So for the federal minimum see him do that with any number of teams because remember that in this in this league year where the a lot of the top players are probably gonna sign with cap space these elite teams are going to have incredibly thin rosters. So the Knicks could be an example here there could be a lot of them. We don't we don't know who's going to get all these free agents. But they're they're going to be playing time spots for guys who were willing to take a little bit less. Icy tall over somebody at age thirty four who is going to be willing to do that going through the more fringe guys to me. The most intellectually interesting is is Carmelo I don't think he's going to have another spot. But the guy that I think is the most likely to contribute next season is well dang, I still really like all dang. And you showed some signs in Minnesota. And if you're not asking them to do too much not ask him to to to work too hard. You know, not gonna play him thirty five minutes a game anymore. I think he can help Ryan Anderson has a small non guarantee out of his over twenty million dollar, and everybody's money on the table kids netter. Eighteen point six million guaranteed. But you could potentially see him getting stretched to help get Miami out of their luxury tax issues. Maybe that wouldn't happen until later, you know, they'd have until August thirty first do it and still have it count on the welding twenty cap. It would accept that. There's from I just wrote a stretch provision preview for the athletic. I think it'll probably come out on Monday or Tuesday. But there are a few of these players and Ryan Anderson is a really good example of this. Where normally that's what would happen, but because their contract is partially guaranteed. It pushes up the time line a little bit. And that. Oh, yeah. Yeah. When is his guaranteed. Thanks for joining that. He's guaranteed eight is July tent up aren't so. So you'd imagine then unless Miami just like can't get anything done at all that he could get. So he could be available. I think he is only thirty one and obviously struggled a lot last year struggled apps that ankle injury two years ago. But was good before that. And I mean, you really got like eight games in Phoenix sreet. -ation before they just decided to go young. I mean, if he played like more than fifteen minutes or something in Miami that I'd be surprised so and then the other two will just mention briefly a pair of twenty two year olds the sons twenty sixteen draft boulevard of broken dreams. Markey's Chris and drug and bender. Chris head some playing time in Cleveland. Maybe you could see them bringing him back on a very small deal of. But you know, I didn't think he showed much there and then bender again, it was a struggle for him shooting is only twenty two percent from three this year after he shot at much better earlier, he had some passing ability smart help defender, but you know, as an on ball guy has never really developed into the sort of switch versatile defender that they hoped he could be in they declined option. So both those guys, of course, are unrestricted. The restricted group is very interesting. I I have a moxie Cleopa at the top of that group has as a rotation guy at twenty seven I think he's a good enough player it in terms of what he's shown so far to be a starter. But it just. Question. How many minutes he can play is up and down last year. We haven't seen him in that thirty minute a game role quite yet. But I mean, he is one of the better block right again, the top ten block rate in the NBA the ability to switch. He can either roll or pop shoots it well enough from three not like a knockdown guy. But enough that he has to be respected out. There really doesn't have a lot of weaknesses in his game. Maybe strength post defensible. But if you're playing the center, but he's got a lot of versatility good fit with the some of the guys that they have there now. Yeah. And so I really like Mexican Eva. I think you're he's if I were general manager in certain like, you know, obviously, everything changes based on how much gaps this job. I could imagine that I would be a GM who give him an offer sheet. But the problem, and what could really Kerr tale. His value is the specific circumstances with Dallas because he has an extremely low capital Dallas has the capacity to match with him with bird rights. So would you save that money or time? Yup. That money if you're completely confident that Dallas is just going to match. Anyway, it's I think that's gonna tame ten tamp down market it could theoretically lead to Cleveland taking a shorter term contract. I mean, I'm alive morally opposed to older free agents me he's already twenty-seven having to go through restricted free agency. But them's the breaks. I could see a team that's younger and has space. He would be a big target for me as research vision. Now, he he is load or two at twenty seven. So the idea of having him build with your group necessarily, but I think because he's so versatile. He would be a really nice, but not you would imagine douse the is going to match, but you also and that they will try to do their other free agent business. And but maybe especially if they don't get anyone this year. Then I think in offer sheet to him might be more successful because they'd be trying to rule the space over to future years, and they might not want him on the books at such a big number. But if you look at some of the teams that could use him that can afford to wait that aren't going to be in the mix of the top two your agents bowls about fifteen. Millions base. I think you'd be a very nice fit. Their teams teams that really need to get better. Defensively. Atlanta has forty one million in space. That's probably not gonna be burning a hole in Travis lengthy pocket. But it's definitely, you know, he would be a really nice fit there either at the four or the five th the type of player you might wanna have next to John Collins, or if you're going with a more traditional salary could play the four they're really sure up your defense with his first Attila eighty at Sacramento is another team that I think could really use someone like him. Now, you know, he doesn't have the pedigree has played that many minutes. He's twenty seventies. Restricted so certainly I'm sure we value him more than the lead does. But the question is just how much and what would Dallas be willing to match for him. You know? I mean to me, you know, ten million dollars a year easily. I would I would pay for him as long as I knew he was healthy. But I think there's it would surprise me. He ends up getting that much. I think it could end up beyond the seven or eight million range kind of like, you know, 'Davis per-tonne type of money, maybe a little premium on top of that. Even though I think he's a much better player. I. With you one other team. I wanna mention Brooklyn. I really like his fit there. Yeah. They just they just can't wait though. I know that that's where I think it's for them. It would be more if they strike out and just just have it there, then then you can go after somebody like him, and I would be very interested in electorally. I don't see them doing this at all in a in a cleaver. Jaren Jackson frontcourt, and Memphis, then you could go a little bit more Avangard offensively. And I think defensively that group would be really really fun, and they still need a lot of work spending on what what happens with Conley and drill right and few other things, but I that's the type of move. I would consider making even though I think they're timeliness further out because the opportunity costs for Memphis, isn't that high? Well, other than the tax. I mean, I think they might I think they'll be able to personal. Yeah. Well, but then it wouldn't be a big enough offer. I think to get him out of Dallas coaches, right? Even if they waive Bradley, I'm looking at them having only about eleven million dollars in room under the tax to fill out the roster and has some new group that and that doesn't include this surly that includes. Dan writes, cap hold. But you know, and he probably will fall right around that range on the seven or eight million a year range, but it's it would be tough for them to to fit him in couple of other guys. I I agree. He'd be a diversity that front court would be great. And that's why I really like because he could play four or five he could be even if he's not gonna start Cleveland can be your backup for and your backup five and be a quality player and you kinda kill two birds with one sewn there. Bobby Portis at twenty four will be a restricted free agent. Famously turned down a fifty billion dollar offer. From the bulls are any does get points and rebounds. He shoots the ball. A lot very limited defensively, you know, he'll run the floor, but to slow laterally can't protect the rim doesn't really have a position at either the four or the five so, you know, another kind of backup microwave type of score, you know, a guy I see in the four to seven million type range personally, it could be he could be a guy might be overvalued by the league. Compared to what we think of entreat Lyles fell out of the rotation completely dinner at a much better year last year, did not shoot. The three ball while this year seems like he'd probably wouldn't get a qualifying offer from Denver. I could see him going into the unrestricted market same thing with Rhonda Hollis Jefferson who was in and out of the rotation in Brooklyn. And finally they sold on just playing him only at the five because of his lack of shooting reign as a backup five at six six. Great wingspan, but it's got some defensive ability the ship is probably sealed at twenty four on him becoming an adequate three point shooter that just hasn't developed as part of his game of at. I'm not sure that the nets would want to give him a qualifying offer in fear that he might take it and his cap hold will eat into their cowboy. So I I would expect that he will end up becoming unrestricted as well aren't anything to talk about here before we go people can read my analysis of words rockets game three that's up on the ethnic and that stretch provision preview will be out with the next couple days. It ended up because I I went into some depth. It ended up being two thousand words, it's very long piece, but I really enjoyed going through some of the hypotheticals. I also. Thought it like three other pieces I wanna ripe because that end then keep keep keep an eye on the NBA schedule as we work through this extremely fun and exciting second round of the playoffs. 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Full Show (Embiid's illness, Rockets/Warriors, Dak vs. Wentz, Kyrie and LeBron)

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Full Show (Embiid's illness, Rockets/Warriors, Dak vs. Wentz, Kyrie and LeBron)

"Welcome to the disputed podcast. I'm your host, Jenny Taft. This podcast is the full show. From today's episode of undisputed from start to finish. They've got a busy slate. So skip Shannon. Let's get to it. Welcomed undisputed. We are live from Los Angeles. I'm Johnny Taft here was skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe. Good worn Geneal. You. I almost didn't come in today. Because I had the Embiid flu something's going around. I got it. I got it. There's no cure version. I don't know. Should I be hospitalized or all loaded shirt? Yeah. Your fashion obsessed. Our time about his shoe is that Brown loops Brown and blue clash. Yeah. It's fun indifferent. How are you going to be a hater at some point time? You gotta stop this camera so close because. Shirt a lot to get to today's show. We'll James harden, and the rockets pull the upset tonight, and we'll hiree and the Braun reunite this summer. I can't believe I'm actually saying that let's start in Toronto Raptors hosted the Sixers in a crucial game five last night. But this one wasn't even close. Toronto won by thirty six behind another solid performance from quite Leonard who had twenty one points, thirteen rebounds. Joel Embiid has been battling a respiratory infection. And he struggled again finishing with just thirteen points to go along with eight turnovers. Let's take a listen to him beat on what went wrong for the Sixers. You know? I know I got to about a job force to win. Gotta do little things when a knitted this call the ball. How gotta show up. You know, you know, settings cranes. I gotta do about a job rebounding the ball. So that's all be you know, you can't go until my physical condition, but I can also control I'm much push myself. And I try to do that. But I just gotta do MO all right, Shannon. What happened the Sixers? Well, the Sixers didn't bring skip I think the raptors realize the magnitude of this game normally when the series of tattoo to the win game five goes on to win eighty two percent of the time. The raptors did not want to lose this game. Go back on the road to Philly with a chance of being eliminated. So they came out and play for the full forty eight will until the Sixers gave up, and that's what they did. They beat them into submission skipping. Enjoy beat deserves some criticism here. He deserves a lot of criticism because he's not performing it. What's the old adage skip? All I know the only thing, I know, this is what I know. Number twenty one for the Philadelphia. Seventy Sixers is Joel Embiid. I see him on the court. That's all I know. So he getting twelve points he getting fourteen points. And he's playing like that. I don't know why in unimportant to why the fact of the matter is he's their best player. He's probably going to be first team. All be as the b he or joker. That's what we know. He's an all star. And he's not play like if I'm not mistaken. What just two games ago we were talking about enjoy and beat is not Mitchell with one of the with the pantheon. Great Biggs is a crime. That's true. Just do games. Go. And now we're supposed to have sympathy. Oh, he said he got to do a better job now, bro. No. It's the Joel beat. And we'll talk about this a little later skipped he thinks it's all about just playing the game. He doesn't realize that the game was actually played before you actually play the game. But here's a guy that's going unscathed. He's been SIMS this trophies what he's doing. He's averaging nine points a game. He every seventeen in the regular season. He ever is nine rebounds. He's averaged seven here average, eight assists. He's averaging four skip. He had more turnovers than assist last night. And the thing is they know the raptors no he can't shoot the ball. But now, he's even afraid he's afraid to shoes. Five field goal attempt. In a game of this magnitude for the second best player. You all start. This is an acceptable. Joel Embiid the best player, they they go. If you members get it was just also two days ago, you remember the airplane? He was kissing everybody in not he double on the side. Who all my talk to? I don't know if I could make it. I don't know. I will get to the other end. No, that's not how it works. Joel embiid. You don't get to you. I got a virus? So I got this. I got that. No that's unacceptable. This is the police are the playoffs in this is how you make your name. This is how you could you wanna legacy? Play will right now when you go through something might join with a done what he did. And what would that game sick with game five the flu game with game five we put so much more emphasis because it was the flu game, and he fought through something if he if he didn't have the flu, and he got did what he did. But it was how he performed under under duress through adversity. Joel Embiid understand that my turn. Yes. I have said all season long that once LeBron James went from the east to the west the new beast of the east is Joe L in the Sixers go as Joel and be goes this series goes as Joel Embiid goes because he is far more valuable than number two is for Toronto. And back to your point. It was just six nights ago that Mark Jackson said on ESPN. It would be a. Crime. If down the road, we didn't put joylin beads name in the all time discussion a best big men ever. And then last night was nothing. I'll crime period to have to watch that this has become the most mysterious development can ever remember in the NBA playoffs, and I've been doing this for a long time. Because last night I have never seen a superstar. And he is a superstar ready. I've never seen a superstar. So out of it from tip off he looked drugged as in heavily sedated. I don't know. I can't explain any of it. But all I know is that he was so out of it. That three times he threw cross court passes to nobody three times. Joel Embiid looked across the court in look like he went blind and threw it into the far fourth row. What what are you doing? It's incomprehensible. How bad that was? And then three other times he began to dribble the ball into the defender as if he was asking the defender, would you please steal this ball from me. So I don't have to figure out what to do with this basketball. Those are six of the turnovers he had eight total turnovers last night. And it looked like at one point. He was on course to break James Harden's all time playoff turnover record of twelve that he suffered in the close out game five against Golden State at Golden State in twenty fifteen remember that do ignominious night. So TNT showed before the game joylin bead, quote, unquote. I'm gonna put quotes around walking into the arena, but he looked like. He was the Walking Dead in Brett Brown said he basically got up off his quote, unquote, deathbed that he had a significant significant temperature that that caused him to miss not only the shoot around, but the film session yesterday afternoon at the hotel and that leads to question number one. How bad is he does he have West Nile virus? Does he have the bird flu? Does he have some some undiagnosed malady that should require hospitalization? I'm serious. This has been going on for two weeks or don't play at all. Well, I'm to that point. And if you remember at the end of the show yesterday, I said, you know, what if he's still suffering? And again, I think it could be the knee flu. Also, I think he's got the chronically arthritic knees that just come and go, but whatever his condition is why not just shut him down at least for game five at Toronto. Because you do have the fallback game six back at your place. So why don't you give? Him the night off if he has to get up off his quote, unquote deathbed, and he can't attend any of the film session or the shoot around. Why why wouldn't you ask your team to pull together the way they did for game three at Brooklyn? There was no Joel that night and to your point about bin Simmons. What what happened that night? Did he not rise and shine at Brooklyn? He had been called out there wanted posters for him outside missing in action posters, and he went for thirty one points, and he had eleven of thirteen shots that night in Philly. Look like a different team. Look like Boston last year and the ploughs with no Kyrie when they pulled together they United in the wake of Kyrie or in this case in the wake of joylin beedon said watch this. I still say it's a talented basketball team to your point without Joel and bead and yet last night not only did he play he kept on playing. And what drove me the craziest was this game was out of hand in the second quarter. Yeah, it was thirty seven. To seventeen in the second quarter. It got so bad early in the second quarter that I tweeted at one point Sixers lose this game by twenty five and then I washed one more clock minute of the game. And I'm media amended that tweeden I said, no, they're going to lose by forty and guess what? With two twenty four left in the game. They were down by forty or you believing that is do you realize that that they haven't lost a playoff game in Philadelphia this badly in thirty seven years thirty seven years you have to go back to game one of the Eastern Conference finals that was the Sixers of remember, Dr J doctor Jay, and Tony and remember that group, and it was against Larry Bird, Celtics. They got blown out by forty and game one. And then they came back to win the series and go to the fine, right and loosen Lakers. But the point is it's been thirty seven years since they got that embarrassed. And this didn't exactly look like it could be this wasn't Larry bird's Celtics that you're up against. So my other question was. What what is Brett Brown doing? Okay after it was clear by half-time. You are done. You are wiped out in this game. Do you realize he continued to play Joel and be through the third quarter? And until the nine minute Mark of what are you doing or at least give normally especially game this okay there down down twenty one at the half. At least give them the first by minute. Okay. If we can cut it down to twelve we can get it down to tens. No. Then we good. Okay. Take him out. Okay. What are you doing? Are you trying to sweat the flew out of the third and fourth quarter or even tweeted, this is some weird way that you're trying to punish him for looking. Like he's quitting on his team. No, I'm serious. What are you doing? We just saw we just saw the clippers comeback from thirty one down. So twenty one is not. But when your best player like that night was Lou Williams. Did he have the bird flu or whatever? Yeah. I agree with him play in five minutes in. They don't put a dent into the lead. Okay. Now. I sit him, but I'm not gonna come out of the halftime and not play. Joel Embiid or not play my starters that was to to me very close for Brown to being a fireable offense in if I'm Joshua Harris, the principal owner, and I'm sitting while I don't know if he's at the game or just at home watching on TV he also the devils is, you know, and I would sit back and say what is my coach. I think they've been asking that question at junctures all year long. I think Browns on the hottest seat in the playoffs. Why Bram hottest Joel Embiid sick? Okay. Boy doing what are you doing? I don't know. And to your point it's so mysterious what's going on with him. Because he then he goes over on the bench, and this is such a bad. Look look like he was looking at a stat. And I don't know what stat sheet it could be because obviously it was nine minutes left in the game. It could be through three quarters dads because they hand those out along press row. So what do you do in reading the stats sheet saying, well, at least, I put up decent knows? I was five out of ten. I scored. Point. You don't need to know you play like crap. So what he thinks also on here like thirty and fifteen is that what he thought that she was saying maybe thinking to himself. I don't know. We'll I made five ten shots that doesn't look so bad. I don't if we didn't watch. There's that big glaring eight over there far column, which is the turnover call, you know, what you keep harping that. He's the best player in the east while these other players, you see a wide UC Jaanus. You see what they do on a nightly basis and when they have a bad game bounced back with a tremendous game. Now we've seen back to back game from Ben Simmons and see what happened with you. And you fell into the trap in game two. They won would Joel Embiid going twelve twelve points and everybody to fix the Sixers. They're not winning. Joel Embiid not being dominant. K what happened in game three? He was dominant Florida three and TNT and five blocks, and then turns around and all of a sudden the flu jump Nonni the flu jumped on him. But it had been jumping on him all along because we were told two weeks ago he had to viruses at once never heard of that one before and. Again, when these teams say these things with now, well, West Nile and bird-flu all together. I guess I don't know influence. I don't know it doesn't into thing is when you get out there when you're this level of talent. And you're on the flow floor and your meddling around is not a good look for you or your team one or two things you're going to have to play all out or you have to sit down. Yeah. There's no between this juncture. Yeah. To your point about Ben Simmons and the rest the shock to me was that again, they go as joy l- goes. And he was going so south the body language that he had was mirrored in every other six or last night. Nobody played defense last night. I've never seen such poor shoddy half-hearted defense. There are a couple of times when Seok got the ball at the three point line. And he looked around like, you mean, nobody's going to guard me, I think I'm gonna make this one. Okay. I'll drive to the basket. I'll get a layup. Oh in Quadra Duncan on everybody. Okay. Can we see that one is two point six seconds left in the first half? Could we see this one? Right. He they roll out the red carpet right down Broadway. Oh, they kind of look like they have hardly what nobody contested at the rim. Blame them. Do. I blame you want to be on the. Usually want to be on somebody's wall in iron eagle on TNT. Just went crazy. And I'm like he just dunked on nobody everybody. Nobody living. Everybody gino's Philly cheese, everybody. Yeah. Well, this in Toronto Toronto references, you know, I was looking at the silver lining Toronto. At least they didn't have to worry about having a close highly contested fourth quarter in which number two, Mike disappeared. If you he might miss four free throws he might have to crucial late turnovers. And you got you dodge that last night. You didn't have to worry our to got thirty five. So I don't really do need to do any more damning really yet is game was over thirty five. No he had. No, he Twenty-one nice twenty one and thirteen that interest in this. Who's the leading score? You know, see what you do you. See what you're right. This skull CIs. He's coming right. Is he not he just might be their best player? I don't know. Who knows you know? You covered his game. I like Viagra, by the way, he's playing hurt because he injured himself when he kicked right for that. Calf injury. Yeah. Look, you know, you know, the importance of game fine, especially if you could still this thing on the road, you go home with a chance to close it out. No. But but he steps on the floor. And he is he does not want to be on the floor. You have to stop that you have to pull him immediately. And just say your shut down for the rest of the night. Well, we're clearly didn't the walk into the building walking into the on. You're not playing tonight. I just cannot because sometimes you gotta save a player from himself. Yeah. In the go out there, we feel we can help the team. No matter the situation because this will fifteen twenty percent Joel Embiid is better than a Bo. Bo Bobo by Bob on actually. Come on. He played the last six minutes of the game three out of four shots. I was thinking well at least somebody did something tonight excuse play him with as you just mentioned they were down forty. So what was he not? No, not at forty point shot. Yeah. So so the outlier here is game three. The aberration is game three. The Mark Jackson game the game in which Mark Jackson decrees that he should be considered in the conversation with the all time best big men ever. And I told you the next day. Well, I got no problem with that. Except the problem is he's always hurt or now, it's not just injuries. It's whatever this thing is in March said, basically in here's the caveat. If he's healthy hilt is gonna play of this. But he meant knee healthy. Yes, right body, healthy blue healthy. And my thing is I don't know if he's going to put the working, training wise, nutritional wise to be of the pantheon greens. That's the question. I have. Yeah. Yeah. The skill anytime. You have a discussion about especially young player earning his career, and you try to project out and he's having a type of career early on and. Joel Embiid Gigiri always a factor. No matter what the sport if he can stay healthy. Oh, he's going to be all time. Great said that my about Mike trout early on. They said he the next Mickey Mantle if he can stay healthy so far so good knock on wood. Yeah. But Joel Embiid skip. I'm not so sure that he does the things outside of the arena. Probably that leaves to having great success long-term in the arena that bears to be what it does. So would also bears watching is there two days before what's left of the Sixers get over. I don't think over. I just you won't talk about the biggest X factor. Seven foot tall x factor in the history of pro basketball. It's this guy because I don't know from night tonight. What if game three Embiid shows up? Got a case of do last night. 'cause I told you twenty and you know, what don't come crying to me because you just chicken out. I don't come crying. Don't don't bring it up in hindsight could have Twitter. Joel Embiid could've been healthy last night. But he was where we time. Being healthy. Well, just six nights ago. I guess I don't know. Maybe he played through misery that night. I have no idea. So he played third. Maybe that was his Jordan flew game. And we just didn't know it. Maybe maybe he needs to be hospitalized in review. Maybe he's got some mysterious illness that we've never heard of before your best player in the east needs to Razan shine. They when they play Thursday game. Yeah. Okay. He needs to show. He's the best player 'cause I'll I know without seen. I seen Janas Yana says I'm the best player. I've seen Coack Watson's. I'm the best player and I've seen them over the last three or four ballgame lay. Like the best players in east John infla- like he's the best player in the NBA. That's what he's trying to same. So what you're going to? Well in was the best guy only six nights ago. And once again Toronto is a point and a half favourite at Philadelphia. Yes. It's just like it was for the other two games in Philadelphia. So here we go. It's all about number twenty one them do do. What what do I do? I get Joel Embiid or not. I don't know. He. To wait until tomorrow. And see if anybody reports on on the West Nile virus with now mind worried about the guy though, I mean, this is ridiculous. How bad he's. I just mean if you're going to play his teammates be upset with him. Like, why are they not calling about? But I don't put tease she should be better than this. He's their guy. Everyone's feeding off of his energy. Okay. What energy? Yeah. JJ ready for three points. They won't even let JJ shoot it anymore. He's completely out of the offense. The offense now is Jimmy Butler goes one onto until he finally forces up a shot at the clock way to go. Oh, so old. So you know, what it seems to me that somebody picked the Sixers to win and somebody else picked Ronald a win the person that picked the Sixers little upset. You know? What's funny about that all year long somebody at this desk? Love the Sixers and somebody is not wearing a cool shirt Brown. You have these Piff unease the realization, oh, the moment the moment. 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So don't wait order like a pro and get this amazing rose deal to thank all the moms in your life. I'm honestly been go make my. So the warriors are a six point favorite at oracle in a huge game five tonight against the rockets. The home team has won all four games. So far James harden has been battling problems, but he still averaging about thirty six points per game in the series for Golden State. Kevin Durant is also averaging thirty six per game. But Steph has been struggling shooting just twenty six percent from three so, Shannon. Who you got who wins tonight, the warriors skip I believe they get Klay going because what we saw the other night is that staff and Katie had sixty four they combined for sixty four in Iraq is still able to win they need that missing piece. What says this team apart is that they got a third option that can go nuclear go. Get your sixty. You can get your fifty get your forty. We've seen him he'd up thirty seven points on the quarter. So we know what he's capable of. But he's struggling I believe part of the reasons he's struggling Erik Gordon. James harden, not a not easy covers. And he's exerting a lot of energy trying to stay in front of them. Trying to fight off green trying to fight through picks to try to cover. Those guys is taking some of his legs away from him. But he's going to have to get going in order for them to win. But the biggest thing is guilt. Andre angled Donna in Klay Thompson should not be averaging more rebounds per game than Kevin Durant. Getting crushed on the boards. He needs to be he's better than a five rebound the night gas gap. He's better than that. The rockets go into the glass, the beating them the last game. They beat him up on the glass. Second chance points is bending as been in the rockets favor. Kevin Iran's gotta get in there. They can't just relax great of average attendant half a game. But Draymond can't be their only rebounder JD's going to have to pick that up. He needs to be around eight nine rebounds a game to key the rocket from getting so many second chance opportunities. And look I expect him to go off again because they have no answer for him. PJ took doing all he can. But he's done decide. PJ had that had that mentality and was six nine not relaxing that. But he's like six five skill and Katie six eleven he don't want to be call seven put. So we'll save six eleven make good shoot the ball over anybody. So I still expend another close ballgame I expect James Horner dance and do what he does. But I believe the warriors will win this game. Go back to Houston of three two. Interesting. So I said before the playoffs started that somebody somebody would take down Golden State. I didn't know who that body would be I give Denver a shot at being that somebody I give Houston obviously, a better shot at being that somebody. And if they're going to be that somebody tonight is the best way to become that somebody because I believe they have a better chance of winning game five than they would have winning game seven. That's just me at oracle the nerve to be too much in game seven for the visiting team. You can argue they would mount the pressure. I I'm not sure about that. But remember quarter? Remember in the backs of the warriors minds as they arrived tonight at oracle is that growing possibility that tonight could be the last game ever at oracle. And I could be if they lose it and go to Houston and lose that's the end of that deal. Right. So that has to be starting to percolate in the back of the psyche. Like, oh, and that could make you a little jittery because the biggest shock in this series. So far to me. Remember the point differential is the same. It's Golden State's four forty eight to Houston four forty seven point different through four games. Check this out. Houston has made sixty six three point shots. The Golden State Warriors known for living and dying by the three with the two best three point shooters in the history of this league on their side. They've made only forty so at sixty six to forty three point shooting. That's a plus seventy eight points for Houston that is actually one point worse than the overall point differential. But wait a second plus seventy eight from the three point line by the rockets, and they live and die by three also. Well, that's that's staggering to me because Steph is making twenty six percent of his threes in the first four games Claes making thirty one percent of his threes through the first four as a team they're shooting thirty two percent during the year they made thirty nine percent. So think about that they are not dropping three bombs the way they usually do and especially at home if the three start falling the roof falls in on the visitor. Yes. The crowd goes berserk. And as rebuke are brought up and he lives in the bay area and goes to most of these big playoff games. There win all year long. The oracle crowd hasn't been quite as combustible as it used to be. Because after a while you get a little numb to winning. You get a little spoiled and the ticket prices keep going up in your pricing. The common fans out pay a four thousand dollar four seat. Ain't put no faith pain on it. Thank you. Thank you. Exactly. Right. So it takes more to detonate the crowd, but there's no detonator better than three three point shots from forty feet, especially by Steph curry, so if that starts happening tonight all bets are off. I'll believe into your point. I believe has Klay mcclinton if hit that shot that deep three that he hit an all concluded in the Rockies were an oracle. I believe a go to come back and win that game. Can you imagine? He hit a shot down five and many hit that three did from forty. Yeah. Erupted won the game. So what just happened in Houston? Obviously Houston barely won back to back games barely survived back to back. But in the fourth game, we saw the Houston Rockets impose their physical will on Golden State. And we heard Steve Kerr say after the game, they're middle linebackers. We're volleyball players, and he was very open about it. That's the way to beat us by beating us up. Houston is capable of doing that. And Houston smelled a little bit of blood. It got chippy got downright dirty. A couple of times there was the one play where it looked like K D because CPA three got. You know, there's a little both. I don't know. Flipped him down. No. On may. You've called Krystal a'dirty player because he can't do things and deserve that. But he's always poking and prodding and he's getting on your skin and Katie was losing a little bit thin skin. I've ever seen superstars Kevin Durant that usually off the court, but on the court starting to get to him. So again, will they go, right? Adam physically again and try to rough him up and get out of this flow and out of everybody. We'll okay sure they will. And as you point out they've been beating on the backboards. So again, they're going to take that mentality. And it's just watch. There may be some early texts called in this game. Because it's going to get nasty out. There dre he he's said we've have to match their intensity and for the entirety of the ballgame. Give you said something earlier that they have the two best report to history of the game. I'm gonna take exception. I believe they have one of those. I believe Ray Allen. And Reggie Miller our little head of. But when clay gets off like we don't heat up like he can't nobody history game can get. I looked up the statue. What was it? He's had he made nine threes and a quarter. What one just saying, maybe they're the two nobody nobody in the history. Just get hotter from three than those two guys. Do win for sixty and twenty nine minutes scored thirty seven and twelve minutes. Okay. That's what I'm talking. I got you over time. Give me my sure anybody's had the nuclear capabilities of Klay Thompson. I've never nobody can later. Yeah. I mean, sixty points and twenty nine minutes, that's even beyond Steph. Yes. But that's the biggest thing you mentioned that there. Plus, what would you say plus seventy two in the three points at seventy eight. Let's say seventy eight we'll guess what they're doing to chasing Katya cre- making himself for two. So just imagine here is still pretty good. Yes. Yes. But a magin if it was plus only fifty eight. Yeah. Now, you might have sweep into series, Golden State. I believe the waste. You can have a sleep either way. 'cause Huston easily could have won the first two games. And go to stay one. The last call we could have had a Houston tweet, go to states. We we thought this what we were hoping we got this matchup in the Western Conference finals. And we thought we were going to get it. Because what three or four games to go Hughes was in the two. Yeah. And then all of a sudden James harden, Mr. free throws, Paul George hit the shot. Okay. Take him down. They slide from to all the way down to poor here. We are here. We are Golden State will come out on. The mission tonight. I believe Klay Thompson will get it going. He must they need. They need. They need a twenty point game. From clay K D going be K D. He's going to go get it thirty five and he's getting it so efficiently, you don't even really, you know, I'm looking and I'm like you got thirty nine. He got how win and it's not because he saw fishing. You follow me? Get into the free throw line is making the shot. The question is. Those players can can talk. Dp three in gourd. Can they offset any production stepping Clayton gonna give Cain real by the way tuck is making forty three percent of his threes as auxiliary player at six of fourteen not high volume, but my man Austin rivers he's made eight of fifteen threes in the series. That's fifty four percent. Could he be crucial tonight? Absolu- these moments are not too big for that young, man. But but took also Avidan double figures in rebound. He's killing the glare off audience. Yes. So I still believe the rockets got robbed in game one. They got six non calls on James harden landing spot landing zone that cost them game. One. I still say that at oracle this year. Golden State has uncharacteristically struggle. They lost six games by twenty plus points. They lost two games by thirty plus points. So if you're going to get them, they're they're more gettable at home than they are away to me and again game five I would circle as the potential gettable game because Houston goes in with dare I say a little momentum. I know they were close games a little bit of psychological edge. And again, if if you're back to the free throw controversy, remember the free does the same. So not neither team is getting a big bring on reveries after since game one because right now Golden State's made eighty free throws to seventy nine for Houston. Gold states attempted one hundred. Three uses attempted one hundred four so they're just dead. Even Ryan the free so three about that. But in the end, it's about three point shooting because Stephan clay have combined for only five game through four games. I've made that's what five made. That's that's outrageously low. So if you're right about don't combine for ten tonight. Then it's all Mets are off tonight. It'll just be Golden State in a walk. But I'm just not sure that will happen. I think they're going to get up into. I think the pressure will mount tonight even more than it would in a game seven, and I just again if they're going to win this series. They need to win this game in my gut is they can win this game. Every game in the series decided by six point. Ways. Core pool is not a bus ways. Core pool is not a taxi ways. Core pool is not the metro in DC writers ways. Car pool is not a slug line. What is ways carpool and new app lets neighbors co workers and fellow commuters ride together to work and home fast. Drivers say Hello to that express lane and get reimbursed for gas riders gin, affordable commute and help. Save the planet and carpoolers get to know their neighbors and co workers a little bit better and ways carpool is smart. 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We're sold on deck as for Amari, the contract talks have reportedly gone off to a slow start. His demands have been called quote shockingly high by the Cowboys Cooper is apparently looking for more than sixteen million per year, which would put him in the del Beckham junior neighborhood. That's a lot of money shooting much. Trouble is Jerry in with these Petrogal. He I don't know if you know how. How much heat Bill, but would have a lot of trouble. They're in trouble. And you know, what they deserve to be in trouble. They should be happy. You scouting department did an unbelievable job of dinovite and players will McClay did a unbelievable job of selecting these players. The downside of this is that if they're what you think they're going to be going to play. Well, then guess what that means? I don't know if you noticed, but I got older, you know, when I was young man my grandma fried chicken. My grandfather got the big piece of chicken, but I got older I wanted to big piece of chicken. So guess what? And these guys started playing better they want the big piece of chicken. You did not get it over your grand. Don't care. So you wanted if you didn't get it. That's the bottom line. That's the takeaway of a way am I right? He passed away. It did I started getting to be pizza chicken. But that said hold on has it passed away on the no he wanted to be. I gotta go right now. It doesn't matter. It does what he's not Aaron Rodgers. He hadn't done what. So what because we saw guys we saw Matthew Stafford we other guys get to Andrew luck. Get twenty seven twenty eight million dollars a year that was two years ago. If I am placing I do things with the same money today. Could you can buy a house in Los Angeles, showcasing a little boy? I was gonna get to spare bedrooms. I want to your house. Well, I don't I don't live in Bel Air. You do that. Already whether in trouble the already have three offensive linemen making top dollar their position. They have defended lamb it that's making top dollar their position. They still have shayla Smith going on his money by Jones gonna want his money Zeke waiting. I didn't get there. He trouble in Amari Cooper said. Hold on wait a minute. My value shouldn't be based on your salary cap. People. Ask me all the time. I want you to do this. But I can only pay you this as brought my talent based on your budget, my television what ails you compensate me appropriately. So Amari Cooper. I know what y'all think, but you know, y'all are preach L coming in rescue me out about Oakland meal. But I need sixty I need sixteen. I need that old Dale I need that. Mike Evans, I needed Antonio Brown cake. A little little little ten million to me, and they're trying to I don't do that. I won't he probably going want something around. Eighty five ninety million over five years won't fit at sixty. So guess what? You're in trouble. You're in lots of lots of trouble, skim males. And I love I love it. Love it. You know, what to tell you got me. I'm going to recommend that Jerry Jones this afternoon, he should cut Amari and cut Zeke. God, it's just caught. Here you do because there's no way you can pay him. So just let them go. Let them go do with are going to do. Let them go. Find their pot of gold at the. Yeah. Yeah. There's an end of the rainbow outside of Dallas, Texas, right? Yes wrong. Obviously, I'm going to say this again for those out there who are little naive to what's happening here. But this man wants team wrecking dissension in the locker room he needs fair launcher Versi. He needs issues in Dallas. He needs contractual problems. And in ain't happening. I tried to enlighten you there are two areas in which you do not against Jerry Jones, you can bet against him in a lot of other areas. But none in these two negotiations and player relations. He is he leads the league in both and are in negotiations factor into cap wizardry. Jerry Jones is a businessman as he says. And he knows how to manage his cap. Trust me, he will get all of the above done. Will they'll be a little bloodshed along the way? Maybe but he is developed such deep. Bonds with all these kids, and they're all still kids that it serves him well through what can become a little bit of painful negotiations that they get a little protracted occasionally. But he always wins because they love Jerry. So let's let's take a Mario Cooper. We want shocking money. Am I shocked by no sure he thinks he's the best. So he and the cat mercy revenue cat birthdates. There's only one catbird seat in Dallas, Texas, and it belongs to Jerry Jones. But look at look at how that perform once he got Koop Koop knows that you know, that, hey, what is coupe really know that he died in Oakland. And he went to football heaven in now semi Ryan chance and he loved playing for America's team because he loves his quarterback. He loves that offense. And he loves this coaching staff that leaves him be unlike what Jon Gruden was doing. We're John was. Poking and prodding him and trying to start his motoring get it to run a little hotter. And faster. I longer appreciate all that. I'm Rita to risk. You me out of out outta hail. Not appreciate you bringing me to to the heaven, which of the cowboy did the check clear that even know. That's what Shannon Sharpe would do. Amari Cooper, got a big Goodhart about him. He he's a quiet kid, and again his agents cannot pay for with heart championships, though. Not eat knows. Yeah. Yeah. They do come back. You can't eat those champions UK after awhile. Pay big dividends feel the mortgage to call me. I was like five days late as a three times Boateng, I'm in the hall of fame willing. Congratulations. None can you. Sit us a check as I get that right out. This way, you know, what you really lucky play with John Elway. And Ray Lewis. I gotta say khaki with an attitude. I thought you were team leader daily the money wasn't like it is now. But here's the thing. This is what has happened. Skip you've done unbelievable job of a dentist and drafting players. Now, this is like that housing getting before you could get a half skipper know, exactly what I'm talking about. You remember the housing market? Would they let you get a twenty thousand square foot home for forty two dollars a month? But a big balloon payment was going to become and do and then when you couldn't make that balloon payment guess what they're stuck assigned to San close. This is what's happened those balloon payments have come do what you can do J K J got a lot of properties. So let's look at the not I don't mean negative context. But Jerry got a lot of properties that he has to pay Amari Zeke DAT. Jalen Smith, Byron Jones. Now, some of these foreclosures give somebody. Will be able to come and get me getting these properties from under Jerry for real good price. Jay, you'll be able to autumn all they're not going. Jalen smith. He won't be money. You said Jalen Smith of the head on head knocker baron. Jones went to the Pro Bowl last year. Yeah. Ooh. He going to get big money. He'll get paid. He'll get paid. Outta hand. Seek you'll Elliott we'll get paid the cab just keeps ballooning up every year. It gets bigger and bigger will your operating like it's nine thousand nine hundred million. Okay. How about this here? They would the guy they got on the contract right now. There are one hundred twenty one million dollars already spent with no debt nosy. No, Jalen, nor Mark Cooper, November Jones. That's how you gonna pay him. And I lend money, by the way, speaking of Zeke Elliott, there is a deep bond that has developed between Zeke, and Jerry happened throughs Zeke suspension year, all the turmoil all the chair Hanta Versi, the cloud that hung over the stream Jerry fought for him for him against the league off foreign publicly as he paid legal fees. He did everything he could to get him not suspended and then in the end Roger Goodell just brought down Thors hammer. Six games. And yet the day Zeke was eligible to come back. If you watched that documentary on Amazon, all or nothing they had a camera in the Jerry's office and incomes Zeke for eight tearful hugging reunion. And it looked very real to me in that that will pay dividends through a protracted negotiation. Will it Jimmy? Owns the moment. Can I get paid? Def what I need. At the all the crying at the all the emotion, I'm gonna take the emotion out of its I'm gonna take the emotions out of this. I need them people. I need to get get Apor. They'll all get what they deserve. It's gonna pay them. What you think they deserve? What they know inside that locker what they are on the verge of something very special like I say first Super Bowl since nineteen ninety five. What do you is tell me what was the last Super Bowl is after the nineteen ninety-five season and early ninety six that's a long time ago on the verge of accomplishing just that Janice. I'm on the verge of big payday hoops as who dang like, man. I'm about to have more money foundation that I could do so much with with my mom's name Zeke like only got like four or five. I'm in my prime. I need to get paid soon. And you know, what everybody in that locker room realizes that this. There's something special going on inside this franchise because it used to be known for making dumb moves with Jerry presiding now. It's known for outsmarting the rest of the league even through the draft. There is a great story today in USA today. I highly recommended. Calbos fans because it's about how the Cowboys keep scoring in the draft with prospects late first second round that nobody even has on their radar because they'll have big red flags and Dallas keeps saying wait a second late in Vander ash. I know was right without the lead vanish played. He's started one year at Boise state because he was a walk on who played eight man football. Okay. How do you explain that? Did you think he was pretty good last year believe Jalen Smith second round pick suffered a career threat injury to today? Took took took a shot. Right. Rewarded DeMarcus Lawrence, Boise state was suspended not once or twice but three separate times for various issues, but he just got his money. And he was a second round pick. You think he's any good? Randy Gregory's had all kinds of issues, but they think he's going to play again this year. Even though he's still got his drug issue. Tell that's Jerry keeps saying we feel real good about his chances of playing second round pick. Did that pay off for you? I think how about Sean Lee I'm going back in the draft. But but he suffered at Penn State a career threatening injury, ACL tear and has he been pretty great for them. Yeah. Okay. So they keep a dentist going all the way up to the kid. They just took in Tristan hill from UCF and he fell completely favor. He wasn't a starter last year they left three potential starting safeties on the board in the second round. Because they said this kid is going to be a star Rodman Ellie bonded with him because they had dinner find him before the draft. Rodney Nellie became like his father figure in the pre draft. Well, they have become friends with him. That's how close they are to Tristan hill. So so they're saying he's going to be a star that nobody would have picked probably until the fourth. I don't know when he would have gone. Okay. They're smarter. They're they're drafting so smart these kids are going to be under contract that you can live. With for a while. I'm good you Super Bowl. What you want to have happen? I am good. You won't see you try to determine their value the market of the vet. He Amari Cooper. No doubt him. You knew what he was before marring their skept bay. And you know, what in the end my biggest takeaway is this is the greatest problem you could ever have because you're acknowledging their all stars. You have that four cases or cases against me. They won't even make the playoffs. So you are arguing against yourself. How can you pay? All these guys what they're worth on the market, which is through the roof. They're all tops at their position. How can you then say this group won't even make the playoffs? Jerry Jason Garrett to get into way. Okay. I mean, sometimes you could have the dish going and then somebody else like, hey, my grandma was able I watched that pot. And then I method up and burned chicken burn. Because I know what I was doing. You watched it. I'll watch pot never boils. Boy, watch it stirred just a little bit. You don't be started out typing. So I'm counting on Jerry. I'm counting Jason Garrett counting on jeered to get in the way this time because this is what he does best watch him figure this out here. You're gonna sit back how you feel about saying how did he do this? How you feel great reserve. You'll said he will get like twenty five. I feel great. Okay. Thirty. He deserves it. You'll be worth every any of the team will be good. He'll fixing the cap keeps exploding. We got this go. Again, we got stars starpower America's team back think. I think. Second round win around with him star. Yeah. Good. Guys. We just wanna play off young. And we almost win a second. The height works. I thought that you had to start all over you. So so you wanna play off game. And then so now you went to follow where you would go to win it right now. I think they got a real good shot at least making it to the Super Bowl. Could they be ready probably going? I from this side of the table. Let's talk about the criticism that Joel Embiid has been subject to is it fair is it unfair will his coach thinks it's unfair. Fixers are on the brink of elimination after getting blown out by the raptors last night. A lot of the blame is falling on dwelling bead after another bad night and bead as only scored over twenty points once in the series, but he's also been battling various illnesses Brown came to be defense after last night's loss. Let's take a listen to what he had to say. He was trying to do whatever he could to represent his organization in play basketball for the Philadelphia. Seventy six is I'm kind of disappointed like he gets Shukan around to me too much like he's trying to play for us. He's trying to get out of bed with a significant temperature income represent the organization. I think it's grossly unfair some of the criticism that he gets. I don't understand that. And so it's not ideal. It's you wished he were. Shoot around you worse wished he were in film sessions, but he's had a temperature for the last few days. It's kept him in bed. And so, you know, take whatever you want out of that answer and ended with it's not ideal. I wish he was at practice. And I wish he wasn't some film sessions. But he's sick. Okay. Rob Parker is with us this morning. I'm very I'm well rally feeling okay? Really? What are you gonna wait till my answer? Then you'll know. I want to start with you on this show, and do you agree with Brett Brown? No. What Joel Embiid? He's trying to say Joel Embiid is representing the Sixers in the arena skill is. He representing the Sixers is diet is he representing the sixes in his training, easy, representing the Sixers away. Because once you get to the Rena the work is supposed to be done away from the arena, and then all your hard work that you've done that. You put in is spoke supposed to be displayed in the arena give you remember? Now, he missed his first two years me back for whatever reason played thirty one games your three now in a second year. If I'm not mistaken, he had knee surgery. But he don't stay dance with meat meal. I love meat meal. But has that representing the Sixers organization highs that in the best interest and see? I don't think he has the best diet skip. Because this big man, I just got thirty three and fifteen and I had two cheese, burgers and fries. That sounds well and good. But a guy that's dealing with knee injuries dealing with back injuries and dealing with put injuries. You don't need if you did have a proper diet a part of this. Skip is also doing the things that prevent injuries and prevent you from getting sick. Now understand there's going to be situations. But I do not believe that. Joel Embiid does everything he possibly can away from the arena that gives him the best opportunity for success. India Rena, we know he can be dominant. And we've seen stretch of it. We we've seen more than stretches. We've we've seen a year of it. But we haven't seen enough of it misses. I two years now thirty one games sixty three games, sixty four games. They play eighty two why the average thirty games a season over his first five years. I need to see more bread. I get it. But you know, what I notice give don't no one says man, y'all giving him too much phrase. I just don't get it. We even praise on them when that thirty three and tier bread Ryan and come up on podium, if they give too much credit or say, Mark Jackson. What what are you talking about? He should eventually be considered one of the don't guess, I just don't get it. Yeah. He's trying to represent his organization. Yeah. But the criticism come what happens when you superstar. Yep. Too much of given much required. So the better you are you going to get more credit? But when you play bad you catch this criticism. So I disagree wholeheartedly with what Brett Brown on. I agree with you, Shannon. And here's the problem. When people are sick, right? We're not I'm not we're not going to sit here and play the role of Dr or know, what kind of threshold people have everybody's different amount of what? So we can't sit here and say that. But if you're sick, you shouldn't play I mean because that's what's going to come out and people say, oh, well, but he gave it for the team. I get it, Shannon. Sometimes you go out there and say let me go out there and try to see if I can go skip in Jordan, flew game. He didn't misses I ten shots with the flu. He would knock them down. So didn't that became a legendary game because he was able to play through it? How do you missed the first ten shots? He might have said I can't play. I don't feel it. He'll give a hit. And he lost the game when they poop. Right. He would gone could aside. So here this is why. And then you go thirteen points eighteen eight turnovers that I'm sick. So I. On the ball over on sloppy with the handle or I'm just tossing the ball around. And a lot of things there that bothered the bother me. But I think that sometimes a player has to own up to whether or not he can go. And I think if you're only going to hurt to team it's not a good thing for you to go out there just for the to be able to put on as a badge. Well, I tried to play. No, you're not playing to where the team needs. You. You're hurting the team and the other part to be honest is Ben Simmons is getting past. He had seven points. Shine for that beating up in the fourth. Meyer numbers between the two of us. So Ben Simmons gets a pass. Okay. How could you be especially when you're big is not feeling well that you could come out and beat passive? But the reason that you always gonna get Joel Embiid is going to get it during the regular season. He's allowed mouth and in the postseason. He's been a playoff mouse. So that's why when you talk all that during the regular season. And then you don't put up those numbers. Whether you're sick or not people are going to attack. But there's one exception to your new rule game three. He was not a mouse. It was dominating. When in the playoffs guy. Shannon brought up over twenty points. Just once and I'm just that's not Joel Embiid. Okay. You can do better skin. I have a whole lot to say about this. Because I love Joel Embiid, and I loved him before his draft and a member of the Sixers called me before that draft and said, what do you think about Joel Embiid, and I told him, and I can't prove this, but he would vouch for this. I said Joel Embiid will be by far the best player in this draft. It he can stay healthy heat had all kinds of issues Kansas. The back is the scariest of all four big, man. Just just scary. So long term, I couldn't vouch there. But I said he is going to be so dominating because he can block shots and he can score at will. So we've seen stretches that now back to this issue the hardest part of this job. And I think you're starting to see how hard this can be is trying to to process trying to decipher just how hurt or sick a player is. Because you can't you can't know, and you can't know, and none of us can know for sure. What is going on with him? And I've said this is just pine in the sky. But I've always said I wish somebody would invent a machine whereby we could all just stick our hand in the machine for maybe two minutes and feel exactly what that player is feeling on an injury or his illness or the this get. They got a machine that can let a man feel like what it's like to have child have a child. Okay. Well, I don't know you'd be able to plug it up. Well, and beedon say house how sick is pass. That. But how how sick is. And if you can put your hand in for two minutes and say that's not that bad to me a little flew a little sluggish last night was horrendous to me it was horrifying because he looked like he did not want to be on the floor from tip off. He looked like he had been heavily sedated somehow because he was completely out of it. He threw three cross court passes to nobody will. You're just you're you're gone. Mentally and appeared physically he's the Walking Dead. He used to be able to move and groove. He had such side to side agility for a seven footer he stuck in mud now. He's the Walking Dead. So you say, well what what is it because it's become the most mysterious circumstance I've ever tried to figure out because we had the one aberration game. But they've been saying for two weeks. He's got a virus? And then two weeks ago. They said it was too viruses. And I'm saying just sort of exaggerating for a fact. Checked but West Nile virus or is it the bird flu. Or is. It some is that something that's so hard to diagnose that he should be in the hospital right now because Brett Brown went all the way to significant temperature. This has been going on for days, if you have significant temperature for many days in a row, don't you belong in the house, and he's come on skip do you blame Brett Brown because after watching him looked away? Did he looked could just as a coach in? You're saying that's enough. Thank you. Thanks, try. What you're not good not healthy enough to play played into the nine minute. What are what are you doing? So it's like we get back to injuries. Remember the big Emmett Smith game in the NFC championship game against the giants at New York and they're covering. Okay. Okay. I I know I know but after the game in the locker room 'cause I'm covered the team and the trainer and are very prominent assistant coach told me what is everybody overreacting for the trainer. Told me a half the guys. In here play with that same injury every Sunday. The slight slight separation of the shoulder in the system. Coach told me we tried to give him a shot at halftime. But he's afraid of needles. He wouldn't take the injection. So he was really laying it on thick with used to call him EMMY Smith because. I did he would drag your shoulder back to the huddle. And John Madden came all the way down from the press box after the game for the first time in his TV career to congratulate Emmett Smith on the most courageous performance. I have ever said, John, Matt. Okay. Was it that was it. Really? I don't know because in the locker room, they're all just rolling their eyes. Like, we all do that come on. Whether the thing is like the greater you are the more your teammates expected. You to be great, even even when you're sick. But you know, what at some point in time coaches and training staff have to save the player from themselves. You'll L A. Joe? Hey, I agree with you thing is okay in game two when he had twelve points with you. Then then he bounces anyway bounceback with thirty three and ten okay. And Mark Jackson says if he's not into discussion for pantheon, great, ruffle chamberlain's, the Jabbar that Shaquille O'Neal alive one. Whoa. The crime. And then last night was a crime. See I would feel more comfortable if it was just bad all the way without that big game. And then you could say I Greek right easy. Obviously sick. You know what? I mean, if something's not right because we had the flu in game two it meant game three and bounce back and four and five or you can't like what happened in between those games if you were healthy enough to put up thirty three. I got a problem with it. I don't know. I don't even know what to think about it because it makes no sense to me game six tomorrow who believe dual time into diet Christian his body. Lebron James never had to. I don't think LeBron did at this age because he hadn't figured it out fifth year to league. Oh, yeah. Would you gotta realize when this age LeBron was seven years. So. Yeah. Oh, bro and doing the thankful amid angry. Make it to the diet. If we don't see a significantly. He's not like fat fat. He doesn't look like yoki unsure. Yourself for reason for the show. There's not a lot of sick days around that, unfortunately, Katie skip, you remember skip that were taken everything say that I know. I'm about since two thousand six I don't remember you because you take care of yourself for a reason. I. Okay. That you're not sick. But what about me? I see. Okay. I don't wanna Jason either. Sorry. But it's true it matters. And he's going to have to really take a hard looking to make some changes or use this is he should be impeached by unless got some weird malady that's undiagnosed and they're going to say, wait a second. He's got right influenza. I don't know what it is. Let's talk about a different game. This is not a thirty work on. All right. I got it. We don't want that. I will James harden any rockets. Pull off the upset in night. Back to the NBA better huge game five at oracle tonight between the warriors and rockets the home team has worn all four game. So far James harden has been battling I- problems. But he still averaging about thirty six points per game in the series for gold state. Kevin Durant is also averaging thirty six per game. But Steph curry has been struggling shooting just twenty six percent from three so we're joined once again, my rob Parker. Rob who you got for this one who wins, I'm going with Golden State. And I just said this before the playoffs started with Golden State. I said this was going to be the raggedy. Andy addition of this team that they're not going to run over. Everybody is going to be a little bit of a struggle. 'cause it's such a long run with these guys trying to play all these playoff games and all that because you quickly explain raggedy Andy viewers debts to the millennial sev- used to. Dog called raggedy what was her name ragging? Yeah. Andy was the boy. Okay. It's like a little straw doll. Right with overall raggedy Ann raggedy, Andy raggedy, Ann and Andy kind of toss them around. Right. Okay. So that's why say that. You're right skip. But but that's what I'm saying is like I'm not surprised and yes. They went to Houston. You would hope that they could have won one game. And then they wanna dominated this series comeback and finish it out. But that Houston went and one to close games at home and stuff has been struggling from three point as he now both of them Katie and Steph had over thirty point right in game four they came back in the fourth quarter. And then they lost at the end. So it's not like they got blown out a blown off the off the court. They were in danger of what they came back. They were down seventeen mid third rockets, then gotten blown out in oracle is right. So, but I still feel comfortable that ultimately you can't beat them for times in a seven game series. So last year, we know what went seven games. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes seven games could be six if they if they can really handle this and go back to Houston and win. So I'm not dead disappointed. And the other one is clay and stuff both need the breakout. Those two guys just haven't been knocking down three. Threes. And if clay gets hot, which we've seen him get hot and put on shows and stuff can just be more like stuff and not the guy that we've seen not just a missing Deng. But just as shots on going down need him to just be stuck right about that? This'll be easy for Golden State tonight. The warriors also because I believe Klay we're trying to break out of his shooting slump. But I think a lot of distributed to he has to chase trace around James harden, and Eric Gordon and that takes his legs out of him. But I think one of the biggest thing the warriors going to have to do a better job on the boards because the rockets are crushing them on the board. Kevin durant? Can't have you rebound for game than Iggy in Klay Thompson Draymond giving them. Everything Draymond has been unbelievable in this series. He looks way better. He looks lost some weight and all of a sudden bothered him. He looked like the Draymond green that one defensive player of the year a couple years ago. And it's been the Jack of all trade really the polls the heartbeat of this basketball team, but they're gonna. To keep the rocket thought the glass, they gotta because the rockets beating up on second chance points via the rebound. And James James harden gonna be James harden the questions, I have when you go on the road can see p three PJ Tucker, and Eric Gordon can they offset any production? Stephan clay, they're coming back home you normally shoot better in your building can those three offset the production that they're going to get from clay and Steph and then turning until a real auxiliary game. Will you until you being because I like Austin rivers. I like JIRA green I like lay better than Livingston. And what they're going to bring the bench of the warriors. I do too. I said before the playoffs started somebody was going to get Golden State before the playoffs. But before the final and somebody could be Houston in in the game to do it. As tonight game five. I'm just not sure Houston could win a game seven. It might come down to game seven as you suggest. And if it gets that far, I'm going to have. Doubts about Houston. Chances tonight is the night because they just want to close games, but they did have a seventeen point lead in game four, and they did impose their physical and psychological will on Golden State in Steve Kerr said after the game it's middle linebackers versus volleyball players because Houston's got some middle linebackers and Golden State's Hampton five starting five is playing extremely high minutes as you keep pointing out in there getting worn down just from the wear and tear of the minutes. But also the physicality of play in the mid linebackers there two teams that are troubled right now in the playoffs, and they're both going to be on display tonight. And the reason they're troubled is because the star on each team. We all assume is going to link up with the star on the other team, and they're going to go probably to the New York Knicks, and I'm talking about K D And Kyrie the teams are troubled because both teams believe that the star has one or maybe both eat out. The door and it's hard to win big playoff crucial basketball games. When you're not sure if you're all together or not, and obviously the Celtics have just quit on Kyrie. And I think we're gonna see the end of that mess tonight in Milwaukee. But skip I'll say this. I think the tables have turned in Golden State from this damn point. I think people looked at when K D I went there that he needed them to be able to win the championship one night. But now, I think is different because clay and because staff they need K D. Okay. I know what to to win to your point. They have changed the way they play offense a basketball. It doesn't look the same. Kevin went there because he loved how they shared the ball. Absolutely. It doesn't move the way it used to move the way it house for most of this dynastic run with K D. I don't see the flow. I don't see the rhythm. I don't see the offense of chemistry because too much time. It's like, Katie. Are you going to go or not and you don't see? Stephan clay, get into that shooters flow where the balls just move on moving and they're completely unselfish. And there's no your turn my turn whoever's turn it is just who gets the opener. Look right open, look, and they just they shoot it with such conviction now. Stephan clay, or like shit, should I what what what separates K D, Katya, the very unique individual more. So than clay and Steph because they're not really getting shots off the dribble now. Kevin Rankin, go get any shot. He won't and a lot of times what they just do go. He doesn't need a pick. He doesn't need a screen in the pin. He'll need anything because he can rise up. To. Yes. Clay now, we've seen Steph hit still backing all that. Yeah. But that's really, you know, he sitting there sitting pigs for him. And so the thing that the dynamic for them is that when Katie gets going early like he's gotten it going skill. How do we do we interrupt that and run the flow because Kevin Iran's going five for five in the first quarter? Now, he's having twenty points twenty points at the half. So do we get in the way of that? Just so we keep the continuity of what we do ball movement or do we let him do any does. Because it all those game three in which he hit those shots. They said, okay, go. Hey bre hell that he's bringing the ball up the court, and they got no problems because we've seen it before in the clipper series. What they do. They thought the ball. They're going Katie do what you're gonna do. We don't worry about don't worry about the ball movement. We don't care to think about Bob movie. Go do what you do. He'll save them twice on the road at Staples. He absolutely yes. Well, low, but what about Steph? And where he is now. I mean, I people talk about his impact on the game and people trying to copy, but as as time has gone on since K D has been there to me. He's taken steps back. Okay. I look at him. I don't look at him as the same threat. Those shots that used to go down for mid court. He just pull up those going down. I don't rob. I'm gonna disagree on back on that. I don't think he's taking a step back. Kevin Durant and taken to step forward. To feel the same way about how dependable Steph is. 'cause I've seen games where I don't think he's as dependable or as dangerous as danger. They don't put him in that situation more times than not if last second shot, we know who getting it is thirty five or you know, who took the first last second shot. Tonight is going to be thirty five. So where he was out for the most part he was going to be one or one eight between he and Klay. Now, he's one eight one beat because Kevin rents they can I shot and you won't the ball in his hand. Because like I said you don't have to run someone to pick someone for him. He's seven put tall he could rise up in about an apex that didn't into Rob's point to the first four games of this series. Steph curry has made twenty six percent of his threes. That's that's pathetic, by his standards that with. It. It's worse than. That's what I'm saying. When I look at him. He just I don't look at him as the same threat. Well, he he's he's a rhythm shooter. Skip me like I said look out Katie has gotten a going early when you go when a guy goes five for five he has twelve points. You don't get in the way of that. What do you say the always here? I mean, he had to go in. So we just kept feeding him kept him. Well, candy getting a going. So you keep keeping the more you feed him. You lose your rhythm bless he's gotten in Trump remembers give back to back games in which you had five files. So not only can you not get a rhythm when he's on the court. He can't get a rhythm because he's off the court because he's in trouble. Yeah. And Katie just keep going so far Houston's made sixty six three point shots in the first four games. Golden State forty sixty six to forty. That's that's plus seventy eight points for Houston's three point shooting. That's why it's still very close. Right. Because really Golden State is shooting itself in the foot for the most part were there are more will take that. There are more. We built. Team but shoot fifty plus three the gale. We don't believe the war is can beat us making us quite well, that's what's been happening in volume up, Golden State. No. Oh, you pick an got Houston. I think this is the best shot for them to break through. So I'll remember it. Remember, we beg game three and you had Houston, and I go. Yeah. Yeah. I'm paying out. You wanna bet from rob Parker? Tell me wings wing fifty wings right there. He wanted finally. Apple you don't have to ask me. Why he didn't have to ask me for the bet lemon pepper going to wings? God, you might what time we have in love me that we know this of the me he's going on here fifty wings. Maybe twenty five at twenty five you're gonna go. Joel embiid. Pay off my back. We have to get that. We know we get back because I wanted to three hundred. We go pull telling fifty costs. I don't know fifty dollars fifty dollars for fifty wings. How much you want? I pay like seven hundred dollars three hundred three hundred wings are gonna win. And enjoy it earlier in the debate skiff, you mentioned the possibility of hiring and K D one. If hiree ends up reuniting with LeBron here. Summer rounding idol gotta talk. This happened. Stressful games are exhausting with the expert help from our friends at mattress firm. You'll find a new bed you can slip into after being on the edge of your seat. Plus right now, you can get a king bed for a Queen price or a Queen for a twin price for savings up to seven hundred dollars during mattress firm's Memorial Day sale. 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We don't know how it's gonna work with him in K D, LeBron has been very they're like young do your thing. I know you can Dan go stand in the corner. Tarry every twenty five points night took more shots than LeBron. James LeBron Django very cool with that. And then it on numerous occasions. I'm just here because I'm gonna turn this thing over to this kid right here, and he going to be in charge of the kingdom. So if I'm the Lakers, first of all if I'm the Lakers, keep I make I make a pitch to talk everybody. Katie why carry close my don't get fed? All they can do is tell you. No living have a meeting. They're gonna hear a lot or no don't worry about it. Now who you call you boy 'cause I can oh you're the new magic. Yeah. Okay. Great about that. My car. We might be better situated to be a one eight cut. If he goes, what do you think he's going to be? Katie going to be one. He's going to be one eight golden abroad, the Brian gonna be one you'd be one eight you're going to be able to do your thing. Lebron take them. I don't know. Can you imagine D And carry in New York, and they lose with that meeting? Millerbrook Hal thank carry come on. Komo home home does not from here. We miss you. There is no way. Kyrie Irving is going to reunite with LeBron James in Los Angeles. And if he does I will be so disappointed as little world such a bad you disappointed. The can't get a Katy join the war. You know, you differ pointed I didn't really care about that. Because I knew how unhappy he was with Russell unhappy. Kevin Durant said I'm entering my tenth in BA season. I just want to maximize my my opportunities to win rings. And he's one two and he could win another one this year reason. Happy in Boston. Yeah. Well, I think it's not that he's unhappy. I think they're unhappy unhappy with they get burned the bridge right to the ground the way, he tried lead. Didn't they call the broad and say the wrong idea use him as a prime you use them as a prop? And it was it was shameful. When it was embarrassing for both of them. And yeah, LeBron will forgive and forget with anybody. He'll he'll even bring Draymond into the fold after Draymond b word. Let's become business partners. Thank you for calling me. The Bronx Brian a lot of like these ways. Yeah. Because you never let a person whole your feelings hostage because you're in bondage to a person that does not know they have captive, LeBron James refuses skip Bayless. Hey, if somebody called you the b word to your face or openly like in public where whole lot of people could hear it. Yeah. Yeah. The gone. You're going to become business partners with that person. No not ever not on. You're not over your dead body. We like, I say LeBron is very understanding very humble, man. Give nece skip everybody does not possess that ability. Yep. And I need you to find it in your heart. I need you to forgive Kawai. Come. Why wrong you skip? He lurch. Your team. He let you down. Can't you Johar? I'm out never sorry over and done with him. He can go do whatever he wants to do. He the north either. He the Staples. He can Staples. You go to church. Yeah. The bible teaches. This is different. Different different than the bible. So there is no way that kyri is going to forgive and forget because it ended so badly he wanted out so badly that his threat was taken such to heart by Dan Gilbert that he said, I can't do this. Lebron? I can't save this situation. I gotta take the best offer on the table. And it happened to come from the Boston Celtics so much of. Nycacc right. Thomas who can't get off the bench and the ever. But whatever. So the point was that it didn't work the first time it will not work the second time, and again, LeBron would take anybody right now because he just needs somebody come and help him a little bit. And I'm afraid they're not going. They're gonna wind up. Empty-handed you skill. I'm sure there have been things your parents told you at the time you like they don't know what they talking about. And then you get out on your own. And you realize that you know, what they did know there are some some things some something you've done and you look back. So you know, I wish I would have done it different that happens. Okay. What's the obvious option on the table? Right lakers. No. It's the Knicks because our Kadian kyri besties now, they should look like, they're they have bonded, right? They are hated cow K D thing going on in Boston. The call. Big raw, raw limited. Right quick. You got a few moments. Brought would you mind if I used you? Time apologise that you the way they should apologize designed their leader. And you were my leader. Okay. God called me. Okay. So I can't even understand these odds how the nets be favored over the Knicks. Well, I got I was reading it wrong. What I don't get it. Maybe they know something I don't know to to me if Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving went to the mecca basketball Madison Square Garden, and they won the first championship since nineteen Seventy-three would that not live in history as an all time achievement. And Furthermore, you realize next Tuesday night is the NBA draft lottery. Live right. You can watch it. And what's going on? You have three teams that each has a fourteen percent chance of hitting the lottery. Cleveland phoenix. And the Knicks. What if the Knicks hit the lottery what if they have Zion? And then Katie and Cairo could say let's go team up with that kid because he's eighty. But guess what the leg is go get that ball Wego trading. No. This. It's been rigged before. It's so don't don't do this. See why would you say that led? You got people thinking we got a chance hold on. Is there an opportunity? So let me get this. Great. I play I play the lottery Jaas, let's say gets to be a billion dollars and the the two hundred eighty million to one if I win is Rick about take it. I gotta get some good a chance to see anybody else. Yeah. But you're you're not the Lakers. You don't need to win. I don't I don't need not to win. What what are you playing? I wanna win thing. The IRS me the lottery to become the Lakers again. No need a lot of report we need a bargaining chip. We need a chip. I think the Knicks needs I on way more than than Lakers. Do we don't dictate we need that he won't play one day in a Laker uniform. We trained him, okay? Right up for for. AD holiday both. Yes. Yes. Well, you got grand delusions here. Trying to both of them. Oh, wow. The New Orleans can start from scratch. They got Zion down. There will be looking good in the smoothie king. What's going to happen is Katie and Kyrie or going to the Knicks? I think the Knicks will hit the lottery they'll get Zion. And all the sudden the Knicks will be back. Not they'll be like the Browns where they become the center of the NFL universe. All of a sudden, the Knicks will come to new center the NBA universe. Well, LeBron's LeBron. He go recruit in liberal, bra dot recruiting. Remember the last time he didn't get what he wanted love the borough. But I can't do he relaxed abroad really had to recruit with probably about fifteen sixty years ago. He recruited one savannah Miranda last time he had to recruit, and they been booed up everything. Yes. Okay. How do you sell Linda Rambus to any of those top seriously? How do you sell that that we do LeBron? Okay. We'll do limb. Yeah. But Katie and Cairo site, but Baronne, she's she's running your franchise. Check clear deal with us. But all the big decisions come from Linda's death. We get Katie. No more decisions. All the decisions will be made. Lend on the show. I need to get out. I do too. I agree. Who is I won't genie. Katie sent. But Veron your GM is rob Pelinka. Nobody likes Ropley. Nobody trusts him. Now, I'm not coming. We don't keep them in the dark. Keep it in the darn. Oh. To sell the Rich Paul is now running bras that we work behind the scenes. Yeah. But he doesn't wanna work behind the scenes we've heard that so many times he doesn't wanna be but this desperate times call for dinner measures. Yeah. I think you're real desperate. Well, oh, well, no kyri for you. You don't want me to be happy. You don't let me that yours happen. Do you know how bad a look that would be for this? It would look like he crawled back abroad. It would be the ultimate break up and get back together. All the time. That is true. Yeah. But he broke up captain into they got back together. Sometimes absence makes. Nder sometimes you don't even realize to go, and you like, you know, what their opportunity presents itself the other party hadn't officially moved on. And you can get back day. You know, what you think how about giving us changes on wishful thinking over there? It's not a rom com, but love will try together. Nobody gets that. Except you exactly the capital today. The love between these guys when we talk about Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott it gets a little ugly. But they're about to get paid. So who is worth the money? We'll discuss those with Greg. Jack prescott. And Carson Wentz are about to get a lot of money. It's just a matter of when dex deal is up at the end of next season. And the Fort Worth star telegram reports the Cowboys have made progress in their negotiations with him and are expected to give him at least thirty million dollars a year. Currently there just four quarterbacks making that much while in Philly wants a signed through twenty twenty but eagles VP Howie Roseman said the team is planning on signing him to an extension and would not hesitate to do it right now. But once also as last season's cut short by injuries and is still recovering from a stress fracture in his back. We're joined by FOX NFL analyst, Greg Jennings. Good to have you Greg. Who is a better long term bet. Is it Dak or is it? What's long-term? Okay. I'm going to have someone very disappointed with me. And my response to this question at this table who could have a long term don't do it. It is Dak press. Thank you. The obvious explain yourself. It is it is Prescott long-term in for me. You look at a couple of things there's a lot of things you can look at this. But for me health if I wasn't concerned about health whatsoever. I would go with Carson Wentz short term, but long term talking about durability in also who has the most the greatest ceiling to climb to. I believe that. That's Dak Prescott in what I mean. By that is he has the opportunity to continue to improve in areas, where we all feel like we he has weakness. Accuracy, his ability to win the big games. He has one he continues to win. He's won his first playoff game. He continues to build that commodity with the guys around him at the he'll have another year a complete year with Amari Cooper. This team was built let's not forget for Tony. Romo a championship. Team was Bill for Tony Romo. He stepped in. And he took it over. And he said, you know, what this is going to be my team. He did Carson Wentz issue is his team was built for him. And now he has the Nick foles looming over his the cloud looming over his head where now he has to overcome that. And regain the fact that guys I'm the leader on this team. We understand how how talented how gifted he is the skill sets that he possessed the accuracy, all these things are great. But he hasn't been able to get it done and Nick foles has. So the weight that is on his shoulders is a lot heavier than what is in on that Prescott shoulders this team again built around team not Dak Prescott solely. I like. The future of the Dallas Cowboys with Dak Prescott at the him versus Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz better long-term. Walk into a walk into because Carson Wentz. And the quarterback position is based on what the ability to throw the football. I don't have to worry about that. We know accuracy. And all this other stuff. Let me last season Carson rent Taddei better QB off you look you favorites. Dan. I imagine it measures two hundred he loved that. You know, get low keeping hundred cars with had a better QBR bene- completion percentage better yard for a temp better. Test down interception ratio. Carson Wentz had one touchdown game. One touchdown despite playing five games. Do you know Khartoum with in his career has thrown for more touchdowns despite playing eight your games than that Prescott? If you look at UB are in two or three years walk into Carson Wentz has a better QBR. The Dak Prescott do quarterback rating tour two three years is walk into him. So I don't even know we talk about who has the best over his three years. Well, let's just is on the table. Are we doing averages? Like, DR Congo weakest made it to. While they decade pecan, spin it. Oh, dad, gotta catch your name. He called the they call him deacon and Dak what he got, Dan. I love that pass walk to me walk it right into the wolf hunters hand Laden Vandross. On what we know Carson wins ceiling MVP because that's where he was edited. A second year was Dak Prescott ceiling but SuperBowl MVP. See that's where my concern is. Because we we've seen pretty much the peak of where Carson Winston get to we've seen that. What if that's what if we don't know Kenny get back to that? Don't know we thought he could give back to last winter. You've seen the best of that Prescott half to offer. Now that he has a Mark Cooper. We see him. The we call the one thing that I love about that Prescott is to the timing and his playmaking ability. We we can harp on everything that he's not on done it. His accuracy is inability to put the ball in places on the dime in tight windows. But you gave the Dallas Cowboys went out and got a Mark Cooper. And they their thought was our quarterback is going to be better. Because of it did that happen. No doubt about it happened. And now he gets a fool off season. The full year with Amari Cooper, Zeki away, Elliott and all these other weapons added Jason Witten as a security guy. I like what they're doing around him to make him even better to ensure that what we have moving forward is going to be. Thank you, Shannon. Sharpe. What you are writing the wrong horse. You need to jump off. While you have a chance because you're gonna be riding my horse sooner than later. You jump on the hottest bandwagon mice going to get hotter and hotter. Pretty soon. I'm going to be arguing against myself on this show because you can be saying I love Dak Prescott eggo happen. What's the low digging Dunkin throw and five yard routes? Look this is a silly question. Because obviously Dak Prescott already proven to be the better long term bet. Then Carson Wentz number one. As my man here pointed out right off the top. He has proven to be far more durable because Dak Prescott has missed zero games. And how about your guy? We got one engine issue after. Okay. So you get a bet on him long-term not. I'm sorry. It's like, he's Joel Embiid. Who says giant? Number two that Prescott has proven to be far better leader locker room leader, the voice in the locker room in Dallas is Dak Prescott s-. I just read recently in the Philly voice, article and expose I should call. It about the lack of leadership the issues with leadership for one wins. He'll get better. I don't know about that. And by the way, the Nick foles cloud as you call. It is going to hang over poor Carson Wentz until he wins a Super Bowl the way. Nick foles won a Super Bowl A was the and outgun Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in that to live up to that twenty Romo of hanging over his head because he's not Dag not bounce off his own your own will never did. But he that box office. Yes. Yes. Jerry said Tony Romo was boxoffice. So Dak Prescott has played extremely well. Not one or two, but three playoff games. Three. Carson Wentz has yet to take a playoff snap better. Long term bet. It's Dak if I look at the three playoff games he had a seventy nine against Aaron Rodgers that's zero to one hundred that's extrordinary seventy four against Russell Wilson out. QBR him crushed Jared Goff and QBR eighty four to fifty seven last year in the playoffs of the twelve quarterbacks who played in the ploughs who had the best QBR. My guy. Did that Prescott over Brady over Mahomes? I'm sorry. It was Dak over the three years that he's played. If you combine all the QBR's Dak Prescott is sixty nine to Carson winces sixty four who beat Carson Wentz. Head to head last year twice. My guy outplayed him. Oh. Do you wanna go? He spent over three body word that we do in body go back over and again, accuracy. I don't know. My guy just set the all-time record for a quarterback in his first three seasons of completion percentage at sixty six check in the ball down. His that does that define accuracy. If you hit people in the hand. Three if you throw in jail break free swing pants running back to Greg's point about play making the most game winning drives fourth quarter overtime over the last three seasons belong to number one Prescott. Most games one second only to the guy in Foxborough over the last three years Dak Prescott while he just keeps proving improving improving. He's the alpha of the Cowboys. He's the playmaker. He's the leader. He's worth thirty million a year. It's just worth thirty million twenty five whatever I hope he takes America's team discount, though, continue to talk about the check downs. I harped on this as well early in this career and primarily because we talked about Dez Bryant not being able to create separation and get open and really harming the growth of a young quarterback deck Prescott. Now, you have guys Gallup you have Cooper a win young Titus. Yes. Going to get these check downs. But now you have threats that can get down the field that he that. He's growing with that. He's going to now trust to give him that chance of separation where now I can throw the ball and trust that you're going to get open and go get it. He didn't have he didn't have these things early. All I know is my average of twenty six more yards passing the your. Supposed to do. You're not rushing your ear in the headlights to me half. A. Yeah. Don't worry about the bo- quarterbacks mountain. Ginger ale. January you go about to go to go with my wing. Yeah. Yeah. Taste better wings. Ginger ale. Them pepperidge really wings. Ginger ale and wing, rob. I hope the Rago hustle skip. Do you hustled? Rob our go get you tonight to wouldn't games. I don't think. So I got you long-term I bet on the correct horse here. I'm winning the derby. I'm winning the Preakness. I'm winning the Belmont winning the triple crown. I'm winning good. You know, what this? Okay. 'cause I look at you just like all the girls that didn't want to be with me when I was growing up you made the Roman vestment. You mad. Jetta Alpo blue chip stock all do in terms of your five year old hot shot guy. Fifteen one year model twenty five five percents sich o'clock by not my blue chip stocks. That's all I am. You made him an investment in their own company with okay, you cooperated. Only if only they knew told them. Hellum you get what a hero or you could be with zero. Wait a second. Now, you're unaccompanied, right? Yeah. You don't have anybody. So I dunno all miss in the World War. Saying boom, everybody's saying. Part of that say why you. Out there. Four talking about. Now, I thought we were talking truth here. Dr Mitchell, I get you anything. Team. I love failed miss the boat. People keep missing vote. I don't know. What have I got some audits? Okay. I'm sure you've got a bunch do tell booth up here. A couple of week. Found your savannah, you all. I don't really want this to end. Cannon would like is up about dish. Disney. You know, some people don't feel paperwork got it. Back to them. Some people are just solo acts. Oh, you know. I'm not exactly I oh. Oh, yeah. Well, some people are just better that way. I don't know I'm better with or without with or without the tough on. I'm I'm to get along with but I'm loving. Bad undestanding out tough to get along with very loving. All right. I mean, we've given you Greg. Thank you for joining us are the nuggets looking like a real contender. We'll discuss with their ups. Nuggets dominated at home last night's take a three two series lead on the blazers. Call Yokich was great again twenty five points, nineteen rebounds, Paul Millsap at at twenty four Denver is now a win away from spot in the conference finals for the first time in a decade, so Shannon. How big of a threat are the nuggets twin the west. I don't believe they're big threat the Western Conference final is their ceiling. Skip. I don't believe they can beat the warriors. Or the rockets they went wanting three of against both of those teams this year. Joke. Moore I believe they can get a game. But I don't believe they could be either one of those teams to advance to the final. So I believe the the Western Conference finals is their ceiling. I gotta say, and maybe this is because I love the Spurs to a fault. But this team won me over against my team by beating my team in it took all of every drop of seven games to do it and they split in the regular season. So you can say, well, they're just barely better than the Spurs. But I thought the Spurs good advance of the Western Conference finals. But I told you the toughest series is going to be these guys because Yokich is real. He is getting better by the dribble in. I remind everybody even though he's only twenty four years of age. He played two years of pro basketball in Europe. Right. He looks like a man to me he plays like a man to me. He is not afraid he is playing on a level that very few big men have ever played on used to say, Tim Duncan was the best passing. Big, man. I ever saw. He's not in. This guy's league. I'm sorry. I used to say Bill Walton, I know a lot of people don't go back are. But Bill Walton was just an artist with the basketball UCLA in Portland. Remember, he was an MVP. And then all he was and he could really wheel and deal with the basketball. But not like this young man is a man can can wheel and deal. I look up last night. He stormed full court football passes for touchdowns. He he's dishing. He's no looking they're playing the whole offense runs through this seven. He brings the ball up the court like a guard just unbelievably gifted with the softest hands for seven footer I've ever seen. He tips as sweetly around the basket, he can stand flat foot and just tip it in because he's got feel Ford. He's got anticipated. All that would have five inch vertical. I don't even know if I. Giving them any like, you might consi-. Maybe she the notebook paper. That's not you. But he's he's playing on another level of artistry. And then I keep hearing the nuggets of the youngest team in the playoffs. They're the eight young team ever to make the playoffs. And then I look at Paul Millsap. He's been lethal thirteenth year. And he's he's a man you talk about playing man signed Varley Cama play last night. Did he? Yeah. He's a bull in the low post, and he's got all the he knows all the slick moves he and he is so hard to up route from from lane. And then I look at Mason Plumlee comes in and plays twenty minutes at night. He's twenty nine years old and his sixth year is that a kid to you. And I don't like Jamal Murray because when he did to my Spurs, but I am grudgingly. Giving into him because you are talking about clutch shotmaking free throw making and he's in his third year. And he's playing like he's in his tenth year because he's a man he knows how he's not afraid. He has that supreme arrogance about and it's starting to translate into their whole team feels like they got a chance because they got Jamal and Yokich and when those to start playing pick and roll together because they can look at what Jamal he didn't have nine assists. Eighteen okay. All right now work, and then they just come in and waves of young athletes in as unathletic as you might say Yokich is every time I look up. There's another Tory Craig or will Barton or Monday Morris, or bleak Beasley they're just coming in waves. They defend at a high level. They're going to be a tough out. Again is a possible Portland comes back and get some. I don't think so. But it's possible Portland's loaded fire. Fire we'll Portland shoot about Dame. Didn't get off the great stars last night and the nuggets road that momentum. They better be careful now because the. The nuggets play with supreme confidence porn gonna have to be on their best behavior. They're gonna they're gonna need a also Dane and CJ is going to have to play. Well, because they have no answer for joker. I mean, amino cantor that just can't they can't battling down on the block. Because cantor always got blasted for his lack of defense and Oklahoma City. And now, he's your your last line of defense against joker kidding. And well, if you can't stop, and you're gonna have to offset some of the production point why that jokers giving his team you can't let him out score. You what twenty five nine? No. You can't do joke ahead. Twenty five in Canada has seven can't get outscored like that. Remember the one big game. I think it had to get. Okay. So he was twenty five and eighteen I know he needs those type of ball to offset the production because a joke is almost average triple double in this series. I gotcha. And might loan for whom. I haven't had the most respect he has become the best game. Inter. View in basketball, just opens up his heart in just pours it out on the table. You know, like, it's from the soul. What he the kings fired? I. I can't believe a lot of things the kings. They five yogurts. They just buy another coach. Y'all got him in the playoffs and what the kings might be one of the youngest teams. Well, they got Luke Walton. Okay. Way to go. Okay. Okay. So Mike Malone. I never had that much respect for me as a coach. But he is growing on me. Like this team is because they they feed off him off his his even keel nece because he doesn't get too high or too low, and he's making a lot of nice strategic moves a lot of nice rotational changes in all the sudden this team it is arriving in as you know, the NBA players playoffs are about star out the Lula yoga is a star. But yes, oh, he might be a food star. Yes, superstar let man the put as alien. They can't get no time this Gipp about forty points as he can't get no playing time. Sorry for him. Boy. Did he not miss his boat? Who that's why a why wouldn't go back out there that money demand playing through cluster died tragically? Yes. Hana million dollars. He had a career threatening hip injury that finally required surgery, but he played through it. The other guy had a fiber. It could've been career head. He played through a career-threatening. But for you to say that Denver's growing, I just can't help it again. Sometimes it happens where they beat my team. Okay. I want them to go. No. It's not like that. I just I watched them so carefully against my team where every big moment those two guys Jamal and joker. They just took the game. And in the end, I said they had the two best players on the court with my Oakland. The joker is one. Triple double away from time. Magic Johnson for the most triple doubles in his first playoff appearance, thinking Magic Johnson Nicola Yokich. You got it. Well, Denver might be growing on you Toronto not Surat in. Facially done after their loss last night. We'll discuss. The Sixers are one loss away from a limitation after being blown out by the raptors last night. There's a lot of blame to go around and Philly dwelling bead only scored thirteen points and had eight turnovers while Ben Simmons was just as bad seven points five turnovers game sixes tomorrow in Philly, so Shannon. What shot do you give the Sixers to win tomorrow and sale? I've. Joel Embiid steel c team. Okay. I'm gonna draw down the fine. Ben Simmons going develop a jumper between ninety. Okay. I'm like Toronto might be willing to get me some do out of this. 'cause I like you make those gutsy go out on the right there. I'm I'm just so disappointed in the six. Let's just for the sake of argument. Joel Embiid was sick. What I gotta do Jimmy Butler. What they gotta do. Ben Simmons with the other guy. They work sick. What he got contagious? Then he should have been stayed stayed at the hotel. So not the effect anyone else. So I give them a ten percent chance. They look like a demoralized team of team. They get we see something like this maybe game one because you remember the Memorial Day massacre. Yeah. That's game one. But not gain five get beat the b down about forty. Yeah. No. So with that being said, I I'm like I'm really starting to like the Toronto kuwa- only had twenty one points. But when you love forty you don't need what he normally get you. Would you thirty eight thirty thirty eight thirty eight points, nine rebounds, twenty thirteen not all bad let you know what he came love. They need that virtuoso which he gave Sunday he'll get to them again tumultuous. Wait the fourth quarter in which he missed four free throws too late crew. This. What about what I saw different game? I don't know. What about what thirty five points in the first three quarters? He had done that damage hurt on company. So I picked the Sixers to win this series. And I'm going to stick with it. I don't know how I don't know why. But I'm going to stick with it. Because I still say as a group the Sixers are mentally tougher than Toronto's group, especially stars versus stars. Because I still don't quite trust number two in the biggest moment. I do. Okay. Well, I don't know. Did you did you see them in the finals in the finals MVP didn't he show you something playing with Tim mono, and Tony, and I remember you told me in two thousand seventeen he had surpassed LeBron James player. Yeah. That was in the early rounds of the plow that was against Memphis in the first round. What about well? He some out didn't he couldn't play the close out game. Don't know why compla- Negga. The man Negga and by the way without him in the closeout game. They won by forty okay? With displaying that with him in game one against the war you up by twenty three. And then when he leaves with in two minutes, they had until fifteen points that lead. And then a tough guy would said pop I'm gonna play game. I'm just going to play. Now, we're gonna shut you know, you gotta look at your being we talk about. Well, he there when you try we we'll get effort here in kindergarten star coming to class over the next forty eight hours. Obviously that man number twenty one is gonna get shamed. Beyond shame in the city of unbrotherly love right because they're going to be all over him. What are you doing? What's the problem? If you step on the court, you're good enough to play your healthy enough to play your your unsticking up to play. Well, I don't know what happened last night because I couldn't even recognize that guy. So if that guy is in the same situation if he's on his quote unquote deathbed on Thursday. Can't make it to the shoot around or to the film session. And he's still running a fever as Brett Brown said he was yesterday, then he's out in. I would give this team. A better chance without him than with that guy. We saw last night notice when Brett Brown with giving a his dissertation about sick people over about say like I've been not say that either have. Either have had significant temple is that mean ninety eight point five. Yeah. At the end of the day comes down to did. You didn't you? That's what the playoffs are about. This is not no, you know. Well, you had one game. If somebody comes in football, the best team doesn't always win the team that normally plays the best will win that particular day. Yeah. But in four games to beat. So you can't get four buzzer. Beaters? You can't get four steals or anything that nature. So you get four chances Toronto's the better team. They're superstars played better overall Kawai super superstar. So and he's played the best through five game better than joy LeVine. I'll take Joel Embiid any day or night over that guy. You've been day when he is right. You've been nine wasn't right last night and his team mirrored, his lack. And my other guy onto. Okay. Fine. All I know is Jimmy Butler is a tough guy. All I know is I've seen been Simmons be tough guy when his button gets pushed when he gets back against the wall. And he gets challenged by Jared Dudley. I saw him respond to that. Maybe he's going to get shamed. Enough that he'll say okay watched it going to be doing. Why? He why didn't we see? We'll see you know, what I don't play that. Okay. We'll see JJ Radic at tough guy. I don't know he fell completely out of the offense last night. And I didn't get it because he's been shooting the heck out of it. So let's just see what happens to that tough guy. If there's let's let's just say Joel Embiid can't go. Let's see what happens at home with with pride on the line. We're going to make one last stand against these rap Toronto showed you why they were the number two seed with their depth had six guys in double figures and everybody play. Well, Denny green with Danny green went five or semi online. Give them another performance like that getting rid of the Eastern Conference. I love Danny green. But every once in a while he does one of his one for nine. Does he already had that? Okay. Okay. Nothing that game a huge game five at oracle. We're night. These guys will make pets. Time for our final topic of the day got a huge game tonight between the warriors and rockets Houston won the last two to even the series led by James harden. But right now, Golden State is a six point favorite, Shannon. What will be finals course, gore is going to be a push. I got one Twenty-one fourteen Golden State another close game warriors eat this went out. I believe Klay gets his shot going in that will be the difference in the ball game. One fourteen warriors come out of here. So you can't even pick a side on the spread. You're saying it's going to be a push that's gutsy luta score. That's right. You pick the push. I we knew it to spread. No, not notice all knew what it was. I did nice yesterday. I don't look at brand. So the average score of this series. So far has been Golden State one hundred twelve Houston won eleven point eight. That's the average score. I believe Houston will win this game tonight in alcohol it one twelve to one eleven I'm right on the average score. And I believe somebody's going to have to hit a big late three. And I'm just going to go way out on the end of the limb. Just because I root for him. I say Austin rivers is gonna hit the shot of jots tonight that will put Houston over the hump in this series. It's going to be extremely physical. I think Houston will try to play football basketball. They'll be early tax, and it will go all the way to the wire photo finish Djinjiria. Nope. Now judge around do on this one. Messy. Thanks for listening to the undisputed podcast. I'm Johnny Taft. Join us again at the same time tomorrow morning, nine thirty eastern. See you then. Of of.

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Tom Brady, Joel Embiid, Dak Prescott, and Russell Westbrook

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Tom Brady, Joel Embiid, Dak Prescott, and Russell Westbrook

"Thanks for listening to the heard. Podcast be sure to catch us. Live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon Pacific on Fox sports radio. Nfs One find your local station for the hurt at Fox sports radio DOT COM or stream. It live every day on the iheartradio APP by searching heard. You're listening to Fox sports radio. It's a Thursday. We are packed. Live in Los Angeles. This is the heard wherever you may be however may be listening iheartradio Fox. Sports radio past one One hour from now Greg cosell stops by. We're talking some quarterbacks the combine what does he see Nick. Right and thirty minutes Chris Jones of the Kansas City chiefs. It's going to be more great players in the. Nfl is going to be stopping by today. Enjoy Taylor is joining me You know in between me. Doing magic tricks and entertaining. America been very very busy in the last twenty four hours joy. How are you? I'm great if you if you don't follow calling on instagram. Today's a good day to start. That was very good. I was very impressed. It is great to be here. So it's ramping up now we it's ramp up baby. Jeff Darlington quote. I am now at the point where I would be stunned if Tom Brady. Went back to. New England Darlington legit guy. Been covering this league for over fifteen years. The buzz around the combine. I'm told this morning this is official. I've been on the phone Tom. Brady's leaving New England. Another report from the Boston Herald. The Patriots have not reached out to Brady. Okay so let's just go here instead of worrying and debating. Is He staying? Is he going? We've done that. I'm not interested. Let's just put a checklist down of the five things. We know that matter for Tom O. Line he's not going to a crappy. Oh Line Peyton. Manning talked about that when he went to Denver. He's an older quarterback. You gotTa have at least two top ten. Oh line weapons. It's the primary complaint. He has a New England. Get me guys who can stretch the field. Playmakers head coach. He wants a winner. He wants a winning head coach division. You'd prefer not to play Patrick mahomes twice a year. Let's not kid yourself you really want to go to the NFC west. Not like any team would want him there. But you'd you'd prefer to have you know. Let's be honest. He's benefited greatly from being in the AFC east the NFL's most dysfunctional division. Outside of New England for twenty years and then finally branding. He's got the biggest brand in the league. Tb twelve is a seven figure brand. You're not you're not gonNA throw him in Jacksonville so oh line weapons head coach division. Branding now you have all lectured me. You of all mocked me when I bring up the Dallas cowboys they are the only team in the NFL. That has five for five on that checklist but again you have told me own line best in the NFL. Weapons Lots head coach McCarthy a super bowl division outside of Philadelphia. A lot of dysfunction branding. Oh Good God the brandings incredible Adam Silver the NBA. Commissioner would vomit in his limousine. If he heard this morning Brady was going to Dallas. It would knock the NBA off television for six weeks. But you told me that doesn't count so let's go to the other organizations. Let's go to the LA chargers that's being thrown out. And I've been told Dean SPANOS will kick the tires on it. Oh Line team weakness weapons. Very good head coach unproven division. No thanks mahomes and Andy Reid twice a year branding. They don't have any. That's about a star so Dallas five out of five there one out of five. Let's go to. Let's go to the L. Las Vegas Raiders. Let's go to the LAS Vegas Raiders O. Line not terrible head coach. Gruden's a winner weapons one running back. I like division again. Mahomes twice a year pass. Branding WEIRD WEIRD FIT on branding. Tom's corporate there the rebels of the NFL. I don't like the branding fit at all for Tom. Brady. Who's all about health? Who's all about corporate that's not? That's that's not. That's not what the raiders are. All right who else you want for me. How about we go to the Indianapolis Colts Okay all line unbelievable weapons. Ah Lebron's leaving town running backs good not special head coach. I'll give you half a star. I think Frank Reich is becoming a winner. But he wasn't a winter last year division. Absolutely love dysfunction branding. I'd Argue. The branding is. Peyton manning you gotTa Statue Out Front. I give you two and a half stars for that one who else we got Tennessee. Tennessee's interesting Oh line certainly good enough ranked eighth by F F weapons superstar running back interesting receivers not great. I'll give you half star head coach. Mike Abeles one. He's been there and this year he stunned the world division again. A lot of dysfunction. Branding doesn't exist. Titans don't have a brand it's a college football. P- territory so I'll give you three and a half and I'm told that's the favorite. You cannot tell me Tom Brady be cheaper than deck. Jerry's best in the NFL. No STATE TAX CELEBRITY MARKET MORE BILLIONAIRES IN DALLAS THAN La. Did you know that money town? I'm not saying it's happening. You have lectured and mocked. Told me there's zero chance. All I'm saying is a lot of stuff makes sense only franchise in the League. Oh Line Weapons Head Coach Division Brennan and Jerry Jones loves to be talked about. This would be. This would be a rod of the Yankees on steroids. Lebron the Lakers on Hgh. I'm even looks right in the uniform and even looks right in the uniform. So you've told me does it. You you have lectured me and mock me. He would be cheaper than marketers. Dream Jerry Literally Romo on. Cbs AIKMAN on Fox. Michael Irvin on the NFL network. He Jason Witten went Monday night football. He likes to be talked about. I'm getting back fatigue. Aren't we all kind of getting back? Fatigue Brady is a new star at a new story but again told their zero champs so little old me zero chance the only one you will fight for five. That's all I know all right. Let's go to this Joel embiid. Mri this morning. He's hurt in the last two weeks. I've had social media. Joel two the sixers instagram. Exchange with Jimmy Butler. I've had spectacular. Joel embiid forty nine points. I've had Joel embiid has an MRI today and emotional Joel embiid. He flipped off a player so in two weeks. I've got a fine an amazing game a stinker game and injury game welcome to Joel. Embiid get fired in the NBA is GM and head coach. If you drive to the arena and you do not know what you're getting from your star player get fired. Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett two of the greatest forwards. I've ever seen some winning years. Some Great Year. Some average years in terms of team mostly spurs great years. You knew what you were getting every night every night when you drove into the arena with Dunkin and Kevin Garnett Rasheed. Wallace covered him deep down. I think he's more gifted than both go. Ask Dunkin and Kevin Garnett who they hated facing. She was she'd you never knew what you're going to get. I covered him. If you needed thirty he'd give you twenty and get a technical foul and get thrown out if you needed eight. He'd give you thirty seven and be spectacular. He's a nice guy by the way but embiid and she'd she'd was just fun and there's a theory in business. I was told this years ago and it makes so much sense. If you're very serious business law tack politics. Having a sense of humor. Goes a long way. Reagan and Obama had really easy senses of humor. I