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LeBron James and the Miami Heat: From Champions to Breakup to NBA Finals Opponents

ESPN Daily

03:13 min | 5 months ago

LeBron James and the Miami Heat: From Champions to Breakup to NBA Finals Opponents

"Brian Windhorst you have spent I think the last decade of your life trying to establish successfully establishing by the way that you are a lot more than the Lebron guy after knowing and covering him longer than any other human being in our business dating back to your high school days in Akron and then even through the time you famously up and moved to Miami to cover him there. So I just want to begin by apologising for pulling you back into the orbit of the same son we've been worshiping for now seventeen years well I wouldn't be here but for Lebron I, extraordinarily fortunate to meet him when He. Was Fourteen years old his move to Miami in open the door for me to come to ESPN. So I, Oh, Lebron immensely, and while all of us want to spread our wings as we get older certainly would never shy away from or or tire from looking at this this guy because he's been influential character in my life and thankfully and influential character in the history of the NBA. Yeah. That was incredibly well said but now it's time to get super messy because in this case in this series where there are so many different interesting storylines and angles, it does feel like past might be prologue. I want to go back ten years now. It is July ninth, two, thousand and ten and Lebron James is introduced to heat fans for the first time along with Dwayne Wade and Chris. Bosh introduced to the NBA really for the first time as this big three and Lebron is asked about his plan for winning championships in Miami. Three kings came down here to win championships. Not One championship to Lebron. Tell us about that not too on. Now. Now by. Not. Fix. So at that moment. How did the Miami Heat See Lebron era playing out? Pat Riley thought that that was. The Greatest Dynasty team that he had ever been able to be a part of. Better than magic and Kareem and James Worthy. Better. Than Shack and Dwayne Wade better than the hopeful teams that he had with the next with Patrick Ewing and Allan Houston John starks. He thought this was one of the greatest teams in the history of the NBA. He saw a horizon for a decade where they would be in the finals year after year after year and maybe they wouldn't win it every year and maybe they wouldn't win five six or seven Lebron said, but they would rack up. It was going to be his sunset team. He was going to ride this dynasty out and then go into the sunset and it was an incredible for years. It was one of the most prolific four year runs in the history of the NBA, but it wasn't that dynasty and Pat. Riley, has never one hundred percent ever gotten over.

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"john starks" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:34 min | 8 months ago

"john starks" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"No for going was determined to press on and capture Albany. A going to not have good intelligence of Stark's militia army, preparing to move against him, he did have more general information that the Americans were gathering. Had good reason to fear an attack from New England in his rear. He had planned to send a detachment of Gerbils to sack Manchester then moves south eventually reconnecting with the advancing main army near Albany. For going's hope was that the detachment would pacify the region collect tolls, volunteers, and also gathered much needed supplies and horses. Many of the German troops that were with progression were cavalry. They had come to America without horses hoping to become mounted troops when the opportunity presented itself. The army found itself in need of more horses to us as pack animals. This was a pretty audacious mission. Less than a thousand soldiers mostly Germans who did not speak English were marching out on more than two hundred Mile Round trip through the wilderness with very little intelligence about what face them. The leader of the German troops, and we're going second in command general. Von Rodeo thought this was a crazy amount to expect of his soldiers. After a few days of discussions, we're going reduce the scope of the march. To move on the depot at Bennington capture, horses and supplies there and recruit as many loyalists as they could before they rejoined Burgoyne army. To. Lead the rate on Bennington for going selected lieutenant colonel. Friedrich Bow. A German brunswicker officer who led a regiment of goons. Dragoon if you don't know, is a soldier that normally rides a horse, but unlike a Cavalry Soldier Tribune's tend to dismount before going into battle fighting without their horses and balanced case, his men had no horses at all. They were marching around with heavy boots and equipment designed for writing. Bowel hope to capture hundreds of horses in the Connecticut Valley to equip both his own men as well as for the army more generally. About was a career officer who had seen combat in seven years war. However he had no experience with wilderness fighting. And had never commanded more than a regimen. He, also spoke no English at all. For going also deployed with Bom, a few British regulars, as well as some of the remaining native American scouts that had remained with the army. Also with bow was Philip Skien the Tory militia officer, who had assured going that most of the region still held loyalist views and would rise up to support the army when they arrived. For going task skiing with raising local recruits and getting them to join local regiments in support of the king. On August ninth bow left Fort Edward. With, about six hundred and fifty soldiers, almost all German speaking whiskers and a few cannons. His men moved about eight miles down river to Fort Miller which the Americans had already abandoned. Their, he waited a day for the native American warriors and British regulars. Who would accompany them? When the regulars were not available, foul received another hundred Germans to supplement his detachment, he also collected several hundred local loyalist volunteers, either at Fort Miller, or over the next couple of days while marching. Movement though was slow. As I said the Germans were outfitted with heavy boots and long coats that were sweltering in the August heat. Because they still do not have enough horses. The soldiers had to carry much of their own supplies, the footpaths that they used made transporting carts or the artillery extremely difficult. As a result, the column made slow progress over the next few days among the civilians, a great many profess support for the king. Some of them joined the column as volunteers and scheme did his best at recruitment, many others after swearing, the oath of allegiance given documents, identifying them as loyalists and.

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Ex-Knicks John Starks donates scrubs to help coronavirus efforts

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | 11 months ago

Ex-Knicks John Starks donates scrubs to help coronavirus efforts

"Four popular former NYC is pitching in to help protect the city's nurses doctors and other health care workers out there on the front lines we thank you mayor de Blasio announced that news with a lot of plans someone that new Yorkers know well from his illustrious career in the back on the basketball court John Starks he has dished out an assist and this time it's not with a basketball this time is three thousand sets of scrubs for our city hospitals to help out our health care workers the former shooting guard who also helped the next make the ninety four NBA finals has also recorded a remote work out video for the department of education to share with city school kids other members of the next family have been generous to like power forwards Julius Randle and Bobby Portis they recently donated a hundred and eighty thousand dollars worth of meals to a city food bank along with fifty grand in cash

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"john starks" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"john starks" Discussed on WEEI

"When again you know Joe Dumars great player for his time with the six foot three and he was tasked with stopping Michael Jordan John Starks how does Johnston I sat next to John Starks on many occasions is barely taller than I a list of the six five I've raised he I means tall but it's not like you know he's not one of these specimens are you see their Marley was guarding Michael Jordan in NBA finals Jeff Hornacek at times guarding Michael Jordan in NBA finals so I V. level of link that athleticism that heart is going up against north's what Michael Jordan went against Dorset however you also have to account for relative to your peers and Michael Jordan was so much more dominant relative to his peers been James harden is the his James harden's that even the best player in the league what is the best player in the league it wasn't even called but even the best player in the league currently so like you know I'm trying to take this conversation as seriously as I can without just dismissing it off hand because that that's no fun of course I rank Michael Jordan over James harden just because I I think lebron by that I know some of you might know I think we brought the best player ever it does not mean I need to take credit away from Michael Jordan that's a ridiculous stance to take Michael Jordan the legend for a reason I I II proved himself in the high leverage situations that's why he's a better scorer than James harden because he could get it done when the defense was totally focused on him when it was at its tightest but harden does do some things that Michael Jordan didn't that's so you couldn't but didn't because of the era and and I do think harden is doing it against a superior talent level but Michael Jordan it is ranked up above James harden obviously especially when you're talking relative to their peers eight five five two one two four two two seven eight five five two one two four two two seven is James harden factually a better score than Michael Jordan as rockets GM Daryl Morey said let's go to Cathy in Portland Oregon Kathy you're up next here on CBS sports radio Sir you've had taken all my logical arguments already and I'm grateful to you I would like to make if it's all right the emotional arguments okay thank you that's a support your sports talk radio callers supposed to make the emotional are you because I agree with all your your life or you make sure exactly what I was going to make but number one James harden he travels continually in I don't know what that is called he kicks out you know he when he moves forward to draw those files on the perimeter shots of thank you thank you very much and number two I know it sounds a little corny but I'm an old woman and watching Michael Jordan tear apart your team members Celtics girl and watching Michael Jordan tear apart your team is just not the same as watching James harden do it and I know that's a little childish in a you know I obviously we weren't think that's childish there's no one who okay there are people who rooted for the Knicks in the nineties who hate Michael Jordan because they knew he was always gonna rip the heart out there is no fan base that goes all my gosh you know James harden he puts the fear in me that there's not not like lebron with raptors fans are lebron with Celtics fans are you know any of the you know the those groups harden hasn't done that yet no he is not in most of it is because of the the reasons that you put forward and also part of the reason as you said about James harden scoring more for possession or more per shot I'm sorry is that now culturally are whatever you wanna call that tactically they do the NBA takes for three point shots so as a result yes now we score hi you know they were three yes Sir I mean that's part but that's also makes you more dangerous as a scorer right I mean again that's why it's it's tough relative to era and I appreciate the call I'm it makes you more dangerous as a score because you the three point shot unlock so much also means if the guard them further out I mean that's why the the game today is that such a higher level than it ever has been the the athleticism is off the charts it's so difficult to guard teams because of the three point shot and then you know like it just creates this level of spacing that was never there for again Michael Jordan's era Michael Jordan is different because he was the only guy who could do it what what he did in and that's a testament to his greatness right he was the only one that was like that but what other teams do they dribbled the ball cross half court they dumped it inside of their big man the big man had the back to the basket and everybody else was attached to their man man to man you didn't read really have to worry about the three to that degree nowadays your your your guarding some sort of freak of nature Kevin Durant who seven feet tall who can go all the way to the bucket dunk on your face or shoot a three from anywhere on the court including like damn near half court I think it's the the spacing that that's there it's out of control it's out of control is James harden factually a better score than my god this is fun eight five five two one two four two two seven it's the rubber my virtual here.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"And here's the truth. There's more to this story. Okay. There's more to that story in Oakland. There's more stores. Jon Gruden I think he has a financial problem meaning to team and it's gone down to him. Clearly what they could afford clue MAC, and he can't say it. He can't come out and go, you know, what? Mark Davis can't afford him. Can't can't put the money in desk. Grow for the guaranteed contracts. Simply cannot pay this guy the money to collect a bargain agreement. Requires that you pay. Okay. Let me respond to that. All right. First of all I disagree with you at his wife disagree. First of all, I would never call Jon Gruden the moron. And I know I know you he did too much of a fantastic job with us. I know how phenomenal. He is in terms of this football accurate. But you know, what I'm saying? But here's the problem. I do have a right to look at you and say you haven't coached in ten years the previous six years that you did coach only made the playoffs twice and you didn't wanna playoff game and a one team you won the Super Bowl with that year. It was it was Tony Dungy's team in a lot of people that I do have a right to look at you and say you haven't been relevant in seventeen years in the National Football League in the second. You arrive you saw four hundred million dollars. And then you decided where you're gonna turn it down. Oh, they offer when you turn it on. I wasn't playing taking money. What I'm saying is think about the guys you got rid of show, you could get rid of Khalil Mack show. You can't come out publicly and say, look, my own is broke you could've called Khalil Mack. You could have a private conversation. You could've showed him a level of difference. I respect you train Amari Cooper, the other day, the T damn near is turned off by you why because you traded him, and they didn't even know they found out from the media because you didn't tell them what I'm saying. Is you could be so caught up in you that you forget that your culture, your culture. Basically the engine that stirs that Cup is the players not necessarily you. You know, what you've done this a couple of times. This is an argument you've used with me on a couple of occasions. Now, tell me if this is correct one of the arguments we had a couple of years ago was about chip Kelly. And I defended chip Kelly. How did that work out? Well, but he'll hold on a second. Hold on a second. Chip kelly. Do you think he knows what he's doing offense? You can tell hold it. Did I not say, I don't know. What did it really? You're gonna win this debate with me today because chip Kelly sitting in an ugly seat. He's not doing where ugly scenes. It's not ugly. But you did not say the reason was because of town evaluation or because of scheming or because you said because you didn't communicate well with your players not to say that you strike. Manage your personality you saying the same thing with Gruden and maybe we have a different sometimes when you're right. You're right. When you know what you're doing? You know, what you do and people need to live. I actually think it's a philosophy you live by. So you might give Jon Gruden you might give chip Kelly the same allowances that I think he would ask if yourself well, see the differences I win, and they haven't that would be that is true. That would have something to do with it. I'm houses surround yourself a good talent this year, we go to absolutely do. And I wouldn't have gotten rid of good talent the way that they have. So let's keep that about. I would not have alienated good talent the way that they had people who produced that work with me have no problem. They love me because they produce if they didn't produce they would love me..

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"All I can only have so much confidence. I'm not gonna flip. Just 'cause I'm standing here in front of a bunch of New York fans. I mean, I'm happy. I'm happy to got Amari Cooper. I think the team is good. I truly do. But you and I don't disagree on this. There is a problem. And the problem is at the very top. So when and I'm not talking about Jerry Jones. So maybe not at the very top. They may just a few notches, Dan. Talk about tasting Gabrielle, decent, man. When the ginger Clapper is the walking embodiment of mediocrity. And if I can't I don't care how much talent you have around you when it's guided by the pursuit of eight Nate, you're gonna have a problem now, I believe in deck. I still believe in deck thing. Zeke's the truth. I think Amari will be good. I think Kobe's a great slot receiver. And I think Dallas has a defense. But I think they have a problem at head coach. And that means my confidence can only go so far. So as you scour, the NFC, and you look at it. We're gonna -ssume that you think that the Cabot is going to have some problems. They probably not gonna make the playoffs, by the way. But you don't have to go there. Trouble stopping the Redskins. Did listen. Oh the Redskins. You're saying they just beat you. They did just meet you. They did are you really buying? You buy it on the Redskin. It's not it's not that. I'm buying the risk is I'm not buying the Cowboys look that you know, what I just said I said the Cowboys because of Jason Garrett are going to be hovering around. And I got to give you a little bit of credit on this. Because you never said the Cowboys are foreign twelve you said, they're eight Nate range, but seven and nine eight nine and seven will probably at this point win the NFC. That means everybody's in it except for the New York. Giants we go. You would go there because that's just the way from Cisco Solis through let let me ask you a question as we have scoured the NFL this year. What is the number one story that has a long June all seriousness more than anything as as we think about the stories that have been percolating Khalil Mack traded Odell Beckham, Jillian and drama in New York City. The Cowboys are some of the things that have been going on with them every Reed college capping everything of all the stories that have been percolating throughout the National Football League. This season. What's the number one? What's the number one story? That's really raised your eyebrow. Sure. I'll give you a minute ago. I thought I'd have zero. Now, I have to two stories that I think tell you what you need to know about the NFL I positive and the negative the positive Patrick Mahomes. This guy's so good. He's so good. I think he's game changing good. I think he is control the NFL for the next decade. Good. I think he is what you have fallen in love with. And I think he's at Rogers. Okay. I think he's the next Aaron Rodgers. And if he has a coach Andy Reid, and he's got talent around him that can't see chiefs team may run the NFL in the way that the Green Bay Packers never did even with Aaron Rodgers. So I think everybody I think everybody is chasing patent homes at the quarterback position. And soon in the league MVP right now. Yes, yes. No doubt. No doubt about it. Okay. And then on the negative, and we were talking about this. So I don't use the talking out of school. We were talking about during the commercial break, you we we've been on opposite sides of debate. I think you've been entirely too hard on Jon Gruden entirely too hard on John because. I don't think he's a moron. And I don't think he turned to to. I know. But here's writing armchair quarterbacks across this nation from fans to analysts look at a guy who won the Super Bowl and who's running a franchise and go how can you be so dumb? Why would you trade Khalil Mack? And then turn around and say, well, we really need to pass rush. And then you gave them Mario Cooper up, and maybe we'd like to price, but you're just having a fire sale and talent..

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Our us to see apology because even though I'm incredibly happy and ecstatic that we're doing a show live from Pierce seventeen south street seaport. And obviously, I had great guests like Jonathan Vilma and Rod Strickland, and John stocks somehow, someway. Damn cowboy fan. If traded my show. Now, you'll know him. Oh, come on. He he host a will can't show. He's on. I take you know. I mean, he shows out whenever we go to Texas because he's home would all a his tax ins live is nice. Unfortunately, you know, as much as as listen, he's my colleague, I actually have love for him. I just discussed it that I have to share the airwaves with him right now. But as the bosses have ordered me to tolerate this man noted cowboy fan will Cain. How are you? What are you want? What do you want? What I want? What do you want? Man. I won't love. I'm going to say I need to sit out he'll over the Deel, which you I'm sitting down for this. Because I really wanted to look at you. But you know, what is interesting it doesn't. It hasn't been lost on me that you chose to come out here today while the Cowboys have a BI week we have nothing to complain about. Look, look, look, look, let's throw straight on a couple of things. Yes. You talk about me going to Texas. And yeah, I'm gonna get the love that'd be two weeks from now you're going to see the look, but don't act like I'm afraid I'm here. I'm here for you, New York. I'm not running. I'm right here. It's not just on the set of I take it's right here. Face to face, Ron, and I don't and I don't sit on any kind of heated pad. It is it is. It is don't really well. It's very very well. I don't I don't I don't have the hand warmers. I don't have the hand warmers. Okay. You know, I don't have the hand warmers. But I'm not ashamed that I'm sitting on a heater pet. Dammit. It feels good. Thank you to all the folks out here who have contributed to my comfort, I deserve. It. Unlike something this man, you wanna you wanna talk sports him, you tell people these fine New York people what it is like to be Stephen a Smith because I get the backstage pass really mean, I could do whatever you want. I'm sure you'd rather talk about that choice cowboy seats the hand warmers. That's just the start of the spring. This man gets starting at about seven AM, but it all culminates like you come in. And then there's the pampering and the cannot get your, sir. How you doing, sir? And do you want a green smoothie in it adds up until the moment in which you're sitting onset, which you today. And we're about to talk about the eagles and Jaguars. And you're sucking down that green smoothie that you do everyday. And what did you do Berlet ju- right in my face? And that was an accident. That was an accident. The grass farm garden. I didn't mean never did a burping never smells good. So that was my policy, but that wasn't intentional. But everything else you absolutely right about look the brawn James get treated a bit different the J O J J gum. Lebron and wash it even say JR because I got respect for JR. The bottom line. Kevin Durant and Steph curry get treated a bit differently than Quinn cook. My young brother. I mean, it's just the way it goes. Okay. So let me ask you this question. All right. The Dallas Cowboys got Amari Cooper. You got a number one receiver supposedly how are you feeling about y'all chances at the season moved ahead?.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

02:53 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Then they had problems issues drugs and all that and those two cards came in and. Transcend league before I let y'all get on outta here. I wanna know how both of y'all feel about today's game. Like right now, I'm noticing that more threes being launched more points being scored less defense is something that we're witnessing. I mean, you played with the as far as I'm concerned, bad boys part to pad where you know, what would Oakley and makes thin and all of those got resumes, his soul. Of course, I asking the question. How do you feel about today's NBA game with the Steph Currys of the world opposition that shine because right now, you can call for foul for passing gas. I mean how you feeling about today's game. It's different. It's totally different. The rules. Obviously is is. I guess steered to the offense. Ryan, no, the court, obviously, we came in from a different standpoint where you can get up and be more physical. Right. You know, we guys it's exciting from San point from offensive standpoint. But obviously fans like the defense you can't take that record at the game. You know, I think that's what. They get into is the passion that defense brings in pours out of players. And I think that's takes away from the players when they can't get up and be aggressive like that. What about you real quick? I love the pace of the game. You know, getting up and down. I know I'll watch the old game with me playing against the pistons with Washington, and it was slow. I saw the openness of the game, you know, three point shots. I think you can be a little more like, you know, take some better ones. But I love the pace it again. Right. I just can't stand how they got a review every damn play. And you know, let's you you wolf you flex or somebody. You can throw out the game that annoys me it really really, well, that's funny too. 'cause I watched God's gift matters certain files. Oughta got up and left. Oh. Also, fire right? Ladies and gentlemen. John stocks raw Strickler right here with Steven day on ESPN radio and ESPN news. I wanna give a personal thanks cause. I don't know. If y'all know y'all realizes I've been covering the NBA for twenty five years, and and I've interviewed a lot of guys both that you brothers of always always always been good to me, man. I love y'all daily. I really appreciate you all being here. I appreciate what y'all meant to the next what you meant to the game basketball, and what kind of friends both of you have been to me. So I thank you for the bottom. The nation. Stemp damn second. Tell my exact. Corner. Looking up overseas. I'm thinking get one quarter with tonight. I'm just saying anyway, y'all four birthday and anniversary bouquets special. But sometimes the most meaningful surprises come from receiving roses. Just because so put a price on.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

04:50 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"I mean, like, I said New York New York, he's from New Jersey to roots in New York, and he would be specially in New York that would electrify the host city. His just the way he plays basketball with lighten up this whole town, but he's integrate situation right now know Boston is prime to be in a position to be a championship contender out. Our personally think that a team that is capable of giving Golden State problems because it has size and versatility and everything. So. Kinda dilemma, and I think his situation is very similar to what? Kevin Durant was leaving Oklahoma City. If Boston wins the championship, I think it would be considerably easier for high relief. He thinks accomplish what? Published? I wonder I want to chip in in Cleveland. I want to chip in Boston. What they say about him. A two-time champion really say I think if he wins one I wanted to try to win another one and another one I think coming and saw. Up to say like. Just basketball, right? And just thinking of the history and legacy. You know, you wanna you wanna win as many championships as he could come to New York. And I I think these players look different now then players back in the day. I think movement don't doesn't bother them as much as you know, superstars back in the day. So they always looking for new challenges. You know, look, LeBron how many times he didn't move Durant. Going after go to say career, you know, want to move on to a new challenge. You know, I understand, you know, what I want to go back to the New York Knicks in this sense. What's your fondues memory of your career would a New York next gentle style? Is just one play as great as it was it's one plate. Now. I think when we be Indiana in game seven to get to championship was the most disadvantaged. Yeah. Because you know, you work so hard and ride. No as well. As you know, you know, you set a goal for yourself at started the season, and you put in network over the course of summer, and you try to bring something to the table that year in everybody came back with the mission to go in and win the east, and we was able to do that. Do you find yourself saying that damn Michael Jordan, if he won the round, I know y'all know y'all finals to Houston, but when it went, but I still believe y'all would've had a title. We would have had a title dammit water for that day. Michael Jordan, do you? Find yourself thinking about this. Of course, sometimes you just bro. Brought into wrong era. That was a obviously Jordan was helluva player. Right. And you know, arguably the best player has graced the NBA. And so yeah. Yeah. You always think about it. Like think about if he wasn't you know, wasn't playing against him. During that time. I mean time you opportunities you probably have to get to Hugh. Ross strickland. Michael Jordan, the greatest player who ever lived or you wanted people That's like. like. On me. He was LeBron is that do I mean where are you at all of this roster, and I can do this put me on. But I'm I'm gonna Magic Johnson fan. Right. I think we always kinda step over magic. Like, I think magic did some incredible things five rings MVP's. Is that your way of saying that match with the greatest Lakers? He transcended the point guard position six eight. I believe magic is up there. Now, Michael Jordan all agree with that. But I think magic is. Magic Johnson the greatest lake girl of all time because they are people like Isaiah Thomas thinks Kareem Abdul Jabbar greatest player ever live. So clearly thinks he's the greatest Laker. Then you have others that they get sacrilegious not to mention Kobe Bryant where is Rod Strickland than that. Well, I love Kobe Bryant, right? One of the best to have obviously, I just got this infinitely for magic. I grew up watching magic. And I saw what he did in the league. I saw him come into the NBA and just changed that whole team around become championship contend out. So embattled against Larry Bird. I saw him just changed the game Showtime. You know, the Lakers were definite new look. So I think his impact was great. You know, MJ's impact was great. He took the game to another level. But we do remember when magic and Larry Bird, you know, they had to change the game from what it was before..

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"We'll talk bad about him to the history of you know, when we talk about him in the history of the league, you know, he'll have that he didn't win. So I think he made a great decision. It's like LeBron when he made his decision everybody didn't like it. But what what? Most. It was it was a very marvelous thing that draw Jamie. And I want to say that it's a continual. Marginal. A marvelous thing that LeBron has done by electing to go to LA. Thank you. Lebron James wrong weather. Don't you? I ain't no doubt about that. But I would all of that being said I asked that question because as I'm looking at the New York Knicks, and I'm looking at these teams in the big markets in the big cities. There's a bubble that the living in especially in this day and age now granted at this to some degree anyway because you're talking about the age of social media in beyond, but we talk about New York being a special place. I think about Kevin Durant in what I get worried about. And I know you can't speak on John. But what I get worried about is. He's a relatively mild mad at do can a mob. Manit do really really like New York City because it's a bubble. And I guess you can speak to that. Well, the the biggest thing with Kevin Durant is he can Paul. Yeah. So you know, what I mean? So that mild-mannered whatever's personality is once he steps on that court. The garden with the fans and with the media all that goes away. So you know, when you can who you can hope when you're special is different. If it was somebody who wasn't as gifted then you may worry about him coming into New York, but somewhat I mean, that's he's a seven foot point card. I mean, he does things that we haven't seen from seven foot player. He actually, you know, he makes decisions for the Golden State Warriors. He brings the ball. So he can do special things. So I think he'll be fun. I'm not asking this to for you to dissect John any individual play or anything like that. But I want to know what do you believe LeBron going to LA has done for the NBA? Oh whenever big market like that market team. Like that can come up means a lot. You know, we need our teams like the Knicks would need to be, you know, back on the map, we need Chicago. We need Boston. Obviously, we need those big markets helps the league overall and attracts, you know. Fans from all around the world when those markets are doing very well. So obviously LeBron made a business decision. That was a business decision to go back and all the things that he does off off off the court. I think it was a pleasure decision to give it to you. Pledge understand right staying. But I think it was a great move by him and his team and for his family to move out to LA, John just mentioned big markets. Boston's a big market sur- somebody that, you know, pretty well, Carvey urban is on record stating that I wanna stay if you'll have me now, let me let y'all know what that means. Okay. Let me lay. I know what that because Caray thought he was slick. Okay. Then if fly by me, I know what the hell that meant what that meant was if you'll have me if you'll pay the max cost, I'll stay you don't if you if you'll have that was very slick on his very proud of that statement. You got to pay this, man. But I would ask you that. You know what? Boston might be a great team. And they're my favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. I don't mind thought a kyri Irvine in New York in New York City, not at all. He's one of those guys. I think would want New York City, I'm going. I don't know anybody who what want New York more they carry Irvine. I don't want to speak to whether or not you know that. And why are they choose? What do you think Roger strip? What do you think about that?.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

03:59 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"Especially if you've gotten your paper, and you know, you're you're you're good to do financially then you can make some different decisions. Now, if you up up and comer, and you're trying to get that paycheck. You may think of it. But you know, New York is New York. I don't care to garden is the garden, especially these fans at different. Able to come here and build this up and become a content. I just think that would be special for any player. Rod strickland. John stocks former members of the New York Knicks right here talking with Steven Steven X, Michelle ESPN radio ESPN news talking about the NBA season. And obviously we had to get into the Knicks. I wanna get into something else. I have no problem saying this Steph curry is degraded shooter, either the seed in my life. I have seen a lot of stuff. And I'm talking about I go back to the days the downtown Fred at Brad what the Seattle SuperSonics, man. I have never in my life seen a guy that can shoot the basketball the way this guy can have y'all know. Not not the way he does. And I think he does in multiple ways, you can do it off the dribble from deep rarely do you see too many guys that can do that. And I think the way he shoots the ball because he don't get get a lot of lift he shooting it from the ground up. Right. It's kind of like a golf swing. They teach you swing from the ground up. And he shoots it by the way, he's a very good golfer. All right. So, but that's the way shooting, you know, that's why he can shoot it. So far out. He didn't protect them. But I think perfected the two two foot set shot as a point gone 'cause we all know you like she. As a point guard. What would he have done for your career? If you had somebody that could shoot like that incredible. I mean as a PG, and I kind of love I like the school. But I definitely love the pass. But you notable is caught in home. Basically, you know, all you have to do is get the ball term in the right position in the right time. And actually somebody can be gone. And you just got to get all. I mean, he's an exceptional shoot up. Like, Jon said, he can do it off the dribble. He can do it spot up. He can do it coming off screens. You know, he can do it with a little bit of trickery. I don't think we've ever seen anything. I gotta tell you as I tell you something when I think about Kevin Durant, obviously when he made the decision to go from Oklahoma City to Golden State. I'm on the record. I call it. The weakest move out of the CBO superstar that doesn't mean he's weak. It doesn't mean he's a bad person. I'm just talking about to be that great and a go to a seventy three and nineteen. That was my position. I gotta tell you something I'm damn near ready. They'll Josh because here's why first of all not only is he phenomenal. Not only is he phenomenal as a player in his own, right? But I look at the culture to Golden State Warriors. And I'm like who Would would it it? want to play with that? You got the superstar Steph curry that is so fun Lovin such a joy to be around. You got the other guys that gravitate around him. And but they also got their own personalities. You got a coach Steve Curtis a five-time champion as a player. And as now a three time champion as a coach. You're you got the ownership group it you're not missing anything could y'all speak to me about as a basketball player in the NBA today. What everyone can take from what we're watching witnessing from the Golden State Warriors. I'm just talking about culture wise, give we speak to that is just the way they play. And I think is is a mentality navy body have to be able to buy in into it. Obviously everybody have bought into you know, what they building over there, and what they have done it. You can't argue with success, and they have pro proven it over the years that you know, that they have established. Something that tracks other players. And so, but we try to build it here with right? And so let's not get away from that..

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"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

The Stephen A. Smith Show

04:11 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show

"But dammit, the NBA season is in Bogan win native New Yorker so system chilling outside live, and especially this speech. Stephen a Smith show laugh here. Seventeen south street seaport? I've got to four New York Knicks with me. All right. Of course, the man himself, John stocks, you remember him and how much he meant to this franchise for so many years playing with you in and Oakley and tall Smith and the rest of the coupe and also one of my personal favorites. My brother, we go back, a very, very long ways definitely have mutual friend who's a pain in the neck, Gary, our, okay, we love him dearly. I'm talking about a former star the Paul university. Obviously played high school ball here in New York City played in the NBA for many years. Also, former New York did to one and only Rod Strickland is in the house. What's going on y'all? How you doing? I'm not. I'm going to be nice about the New York. This is the narrative I have adopted about the New York Knicks. Okay. This season we can't expect so much. But I like the fact that Steve mills there, I like the fact that Scott Perry is there. I like the fact that David physio is there, and I'm hopeful that Kevin Knox will show up and show out this year, and that porzingas will come back healthy. So they can attract a free agent market we age and twenty nine hundred that's mine narrative, what is your narrative? John stocks for the New York Knicks. I agree with you hundred percent. They're young team. Obviously, steve. And Scott made that decision to go with you. And I think we have some great young players love Kevin knocks on love what he can bring to the table here. I hope. Nice dunk the other night. I know. Ball. Oh, definitely can ball. You know, he he's a great one on one player young. And you know, trait Burks hell in his own out there. So I like to young group that we have even Mitchell Robinson. Okay. He looks great. So I'm excited about what the future holds. What about you rod stricken? How are you feeling about these Nixon this NBA season? I like the way they look, okay. Obviously, they're going. They're going to have some some ELS. This is not going to be going to be a lot of ws. But I think Scott Perry Steve mills is done a great job bringing in David phys. I love his pedigree. I loved that. He comes from Pat rally. So you're not gonna play hard. They're going to play tough defensively. Like, Kevin Knox. Okay. I personally know him. He played with my son for two years in Tampa. Okay. So I know him, I know his family, and I watched the MacIntosh. I watched them in Tampa. And I think when the Knicks really get the normal. Oh, more, you know, bring that offense to them low more because I don't think he's he's not like a selfish guy. So kind of needs that flow come to him. He can make plays, and I love Bella Gaza. They have let me tell you out. What it knowing me this morning because I was on the show get up this morning with my man, Mike Greenberg. And Jalen rose, y'all know well, and on the stand Kevin Durant in the reigning Tom champion, Golden State Warriors coming into town. And I'm very worried by the way because Kevin Durant shoot twenty five percent for three point rates. Anal. Thank right. Klay Thompson the shooting fourteen point eight percent from three point eight. We know that ain't gonna last. Okay. So I'm very worried about tonight, but doesn't need to hear no day. What really bothered me is that obviously. Kevin Durant is scheduled to be a free agent to some. They're talking about recruiting him. This is this is New York City, some some damn I don't know who the hell it was painted some picture of some some some animated pitcher, Kevin Durant. And and I'm like, they don't look like that best. Did tick me off. 'cause I'm like if anything that'll turn that'll turn them off from India. It really bothered me. But in all seriousness, plausibly speaking, why would somebody of Kevin Durant caliber, why should they consider coming to New York in this day and age I'll start with you. I I think is challenge. And I think for Durant Scituate. I really can't talk about it. Because at work with the Knicks, obviously sorry..

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"john starks" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

"All right john starks patrick ewing lose bunch times when they lost once which the trophy spree well since then i mean you made the playoffs couple times mellow right so obviously it would make sense for him to go to new york bank money there instead of making the same boston all right and i mean if your car and you're thinking about winning championships you gotta stay in boston right i mean the team they got now with him and hayward why wouldn't they went into so i guess we're gonna try and put a little too much into the rumors but unin cari when it's all said and done we'll end up with boston okay if they end up bringing in the braun it's that does happen which i doubt carbine ended up leaving so who knows there but nonetheless that's all i gotta say so we're going to wrap it up here today we talked we recap the finals okay like i said nothing learned really mean we all expected the warriors to win durant your finals mvp lebron played from games tooting four with broken hand all right segment to we talked about where lebron end up could end up talked about seven teams the lakers the rockets the warriors the cavs sixers and celtics we miss an a team i think that's it and sit and sixers we talked about that talked about wide we for him to go to either each of those teams third segment we talked about what if lebron doesn't go to la in georgia's top choices are okay siham la what does he go there i thought it'd be la for the best bought and then for this segment we talked about the rapid hiring their new head coach talked about doing casey where he's at now and then also talked about we're having and his contract situation so thanks for listening to the gmc basketball podcast as always i am your host jesse top you like i said this is not the off seasons the one day a week show on wednesday so i will be next i will be back excuse me next wednesday so stay tuned till that and i will talk to you later.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Yeah i mean listen if you really think about who michaels jordan when michael was in his peak years hit the two teams he had to get through the knicks with no pure shooters oakley couldn't shoot way different game to no different games let's be honest with it shooters were tougher mike because reggie miller gave him fits in the anna had one for your shergar so my my thing is i'm not saying the eastern have bouma but let's not overstate what michael went through let's not overstate how many hall of famers on those pacer teams how many hall of famers on those new york knick teams new york knicks were tough they had patrick um john starks was guard he shot forty one percent that's significantly lower than like john wall who's derrick rose who are not known as shooters that's all i'm saying by the way how many games asked about lavar ball couple weeks ago l a times has a story everybody's tradeable everybody's trailing jason whitlock locked that is a message that is a message that alonzo lavar we don't want here word about luke walton will hurt word by anything let me just to if you were the lakers what would you do at lonzo ball if i'm the lakers i have to figure out a way to move them in regards to getting see here's my issue because i love the young man himself bring him to but now he's getting penalized because of the answer outside activities of his father okay and that's a shame because we should based marriage on what we want to do with this young on him not on what's ffected him or us as organization and right now the lakers are in a situation from a purely business perspective what's going on the on the outside of the scenes they have to make a decision that's going to all to me effect this young man who's a great young man what can be a really good player in this league until i think you know but now look at the tone in which magic in the lakers organization talking with when i came in all it's no problem we can handle the var is nothing this is transformative player his jersey will be up it will be hong he will win multiple champ all this kind of stuff now the conversation is a little bit different.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"Yeah i mean listen if you really think about who michaels jordan when michael was in his peak years hit the two teams he had to get through the knicks with no pure shooters oakley couldn't shoot way different game to no different games let's be honest with it shooters were tougher mike because reggie miller gave him fits in the anna had one for your shergar so my my thing is i'm not saying the eastern have bouma but let's not overstate what michael went through let's not overstate how many hall of famers on those pacer teams how many hall of famers on those new york knick teams new york knicks were tough they had patrick um john starks was guard he shot forty one percent that's significantly lower than like john wall who's derrick rose who are not known as shooters that's all i'm saying by the way how many games asked about lavar ball couple weeks ago l a times has a story everybody's tradeable everybody's trailing jason whitlock locked that is a message that is a message that alonzo lavar we don't want here word about luke walton will hurt word by anything let me just to if you were the lakers what would you do at lonzo ball if i'm the lakers i have to figure out a way to move them in regards to getting see here's my issue because i love the young man himself bring him to but now he's getting penalized because of the answer outside activities of his father okay and that's a shame because we should based marriage on what we want to do with this young on him not on what's ffected him or us as organization and right now the lakers are in a situation from a purely business perspective what's going on the on the outside of the scenes they have to make a decision that's going to all to me effect this young man who's a great young man what can be a really good player in this league until i think you know but now look at the tone in which magic in the lakers organization talking with when i came in all it's no problem we can handle the var is nothing this is transformative player his jersey will be up it will be hong he will win multiple champ all this kind of stuff now the conversation is a little bit different.

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"john starks" Discussed on Open Floor

Open Floor

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on Open Floor

"We'll see hey on a much lighter note i know we have to move on here but you know hardens oh for eleven recordtying performance on three pointers i don't know if you caught my tweet on whose record he tied but it was john starks in the nineteen ninety four finals really seven never good company when people are bringing up john starks stirring playoff game but it's what i'm saying john starks in nineteen ninety four win over eleven in a game seven of the final so if you translate that to like you know two thousand eighteen pace and stats that's basically like an ofr twenty four the odyssey of john starks to hoist eleven three pointers in a season ending loss is incredible it's almost a testament where like your impression you're not even disappointed baxter's wheel cheese or whatever that line is so james harden john starks elite company together in the nba record books yes james harden owes a thank you to chris paul for game five because he would be taking a lot more heat and your right that like hearing you describe over twenty john starks i'm really glad that happen in today's era okay because like that would have literally ruined john starts his life with just a lifetime of means that's when you go home and you just delete your instincts marketing you lamarcus aldridge it you're just like off social media forever and i can't hear the go live in the unit bomber cabin or something everybody this is c j mccollum from the portland trailblazers and here's a little taste of what we talked about on this week's pull a podcast cleveland is one of the worst teams i've ever played against honestly but i think it's just displacing they have a lot of.

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"john starks" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

Chicago's Business Authority

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

"Shoot mark price wasn't elite shooter craig hilo was not either was hot rod williams so between the first two teams one great shooter mark price a threat on every possession to score and then there were the new york next charles smith anthony mason patrick ewing you know charles smith charles oakley jolo and john starks was a career forty one percent shooter he made westbrook look like ray allen in nineteen ninetythree you were facing high end playoff teams in the east with zero or one elite shooter it was a less skilled era i was twenty seven i watch those games back then if you could hit a three you were called a three point specialist it was a thing now it's a requirement seven footers can shoot you have to play honest defense on everybody i'm not joking on everybody seven three porzingas can shoot a jumper seven one durant maybe the league's secondbest shooter joel embiid can crank it up everybody can shoot there are no charles oakley's and charles smith at anthony mason's they're all know kevin willis stacy augmon's on the floor nine of the ten players on the floor that lebron is facing can hit a three back then nine of ten players on the floor we're not allowed to take three you're no longer a specialist it is a requirement just want to throw that out there let's look at the numbers again lebron james let's look at the numbers again for lebron james in this playoff run surpassed kareem abduljabbar last night let's look at the numbers and let's look at michael's numbers let it sit there and bake i am not arguing who's better that's not what i'm doing but uncle calling occasionally has to give a history lesson what the king is doing is very kingly and i'll leave it at that coming up next i don't think it means a thing and like facebook or over they're going to overcome it but i will tell you i think i'm in the minority on this opinion coming up next if you listen to our show we talk about evolving in sports then matter if it's training or prep hydration as well that's where body armor drinks come in by the way i just polished off a body armor drink this morning the blueberry pomegranate it's outstanding this afternoon peach mango got that.

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"john starks" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"That is a hot mess of all hot messes right there and everyone wants to talk about russ westbrook trying to slap a phone away and whatever and that he's he it's all going to be about him paul george on that loss in utah to for seventeen that is john starks game seven territory playoff p playoff p i mean was pretty bad preseason hateful and so i saw people blaming russell westbrook for haagen the ball or whatever come on all playoff p needs to do is make four more shots three more shots two two field goals in a game in an elimination game yes however to defend the the blame westbrook crowd it's really tough to be engaged when one guy stop dominates the ball in style of play like he does stop what do you expect kamilo anthony and paul george to do their standing there watching russ dribble the basketball make a shot or twenty seconds they ca show and then he passes you hey being gauged three words make shock you can't be engaged when you're just standing around same stuff when when tiger was lighting things up and his playing partner were spitting now totally what's what's the playing partner is supposed to do different what he's doing individuals sport versa team sport you can't be engaged when one guy wants to do everything himself on every single possession the shot it's heating getting shop walk that she was in a poor position to shoot because russell westbrook was pounding the ball just standing around watching one guy do everything.

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New York company latest to pitch LeBron James, implore him to sign with Knicks

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

02:02 min | 3 years ago

New York company latest to pitch LeBron James, implore him to sign with Knicks

"Conor superstar connor is a guy that gets a million paper vise so a billboard near madison square garden has challenged lebron james who signed with the knicks the free new york has now joined the billboard what what is the billboard say it says king of new york question mark prove it and then it has the hashtag king james nyc eighteen so that's cavs lakers sixers and now nick let me what is the billboard say again king of new york question mark proven basically challenging him that's so stupid yes it instead of saying we love you it's like proved to us you're good the knicks can't even get billboard right here's what makes it more stupid they don't have any cap room they have a hundred million committed already next year so they can't sign they are they still paying joke him noah oh my they're paying him forever folk and they're paying bobby baena i think they're all paying bobby baena joke him known i my question would be not really sign with the knicks my question is how far down the list are the knicks for lebron goes no i don't even know if their top ten their locations assigned there is no organization if i said you nixon jets you think the knicks is the better brand the jets have actually had several really good seasons in the last fifteen years the afc championship twice with mark sanchez like the jets brand is they're losers i don't have it in front of me look real quick on the jets last ten years i bet you they're close to a five hundred franchise the knicks are the worst franchise in new york top down there a mess they'll a misconception that they like used to be good and that's not really trips not really they had some good teams patrick ewing but they never won and most of their most beloved players can't shoot when they love charles oakley he can't shoot john starks couldn't shoot a three the late anthony mason couldn't shoot their beloved players generally what kind of organization you are is.

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"john starks" Discussed on WEEI

WEEI

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"john starks" Discussed on WEEI

"Last player to go overnight or worse from 3point range without even playing thirty plus minutes in a game that would be a former heisman trophy winner it happened against the celtics charlie ward who was wearing a new york knickerbocker uniform charlie ward back at fourteen years ago twenty o three almost fifteen years ago while wearing a nix uniform alaska to do it and the only other player in nba history to have that shame and indignity was another former nick who played well at times against the celtics over the years john starks quiz my big memory of john starks in the nba is that nba finals game where he kept missing shots against san antonio and it was brick party there i think he still has the record for the most miss shots in the nba finals if not he's he's real real close i there's a lot of lot of voices in the echo chamber of sports conversation i am one of them right i'm one of many at a lot of people barking like dogs all day and all night television radio you've got the interweb as well everyone's yapen away but there is one thing that you can do if you want to try to stand out from the pack one thing that you can do there that will put you above everybody else and that thing has happened we will talk about that what is that one thing we'll get to that end will do it next board wave murloney and forty eight i thought she was terrific i thought she really did a number on tranny but i don't like the idea of just being called the find piece of glass europe east of that i've never seen him blush uv rays you did honey told me that he has obviously last may no no no no while evening about what it wouldn't be light court wave murloney and four years she had to make these fox sports radio weei and weei.

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