23 Burst results for "Jonathan Isaac"

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Boomer & Gio

Boomer & Gio

04:51 min | 2 months ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Boomer & Gio

"I'm a little upset. Three ignored on instagram. I've tried the eminem. I want him to play the audio of jonathan isaac from orlando magic. Have you guys had not listened to that. Yeah jonathan isaac. You're talking about right yeah. He's he's another one who does not wanna get the shot right. Did you hear his. He was very eloquent and how he spoke and how he explained his reasoning. And i think that we're losing sight of you know you said something and it's true like we have to believe in the science right but no i said i said i believe in the science. I say anybody else had to. Yeah we definitely should. And we do. And i think the people even that maybe don't want to get vaccinated slow believe in science. There's just some other sites out there also right. there's there's a huge study. A huge study out of israel or two point. Five million people were studied and national unity cove. It was gonna be six to thirteen times more effective than even the vaccine. So a lot of these guys have had covert already. They're like why do i need to get this Well that that's an interesting one because that is true. I mean with the antibodies. Have after you lose sight there could be like a little addendum to it like if you've had covert in the last x amount of time and you have tested positive for antibodies than getting the vaccine is vaccinated players also still able to spread the virus or contract virus. Like who are you protecting. At this point everybody has had the vaccine or had an opportunity to get. It has had it now. So who are we. What is this for good and we. The people don't want to be protected. Are now able to be protected right if you wanna make a personal choice not to have. Maybe the greatest defense because the vaccine is a great defense against the virus. We know that personal choice at this point..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports

Wendell's World & Sports

02:31 min | 2 months ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports

"Ahead and get the vaccine seven twenty seven twenty five decide to say you know what i changed my mind. I'm not going to get the vaccine. And that means i'm going to have to retire. Then i'm gonna have to retire with kyrie irving. You don't know what's going to happen. They're not gonna trade career because of your earnings had made statements. Like if i do get traded from the nets i am not going to report now. Rather retire than go ahead in the port with other players who say some shit like that might be like. Oh yeah well we'll see with kyrie irving you have to believe it because kyrie irving the unique individual that he is densest in goes to his school to the beat of his own drum. So you don't know that's a good thing and that's a bad thing when you're dealing with kyrie irving My whole situation with him my situation with bradley beal and my whole situation with these guys jonathan isaac of the orlando magic entry winged who did finally get vaccinated. So he'll be able to play for the golden state warriors. Let my whole situation with these guys who aren't getting vaccinated and then use the well. It's a private decision. It's a personal decision lowest. Not man tell. Tell me the reason why. Now you don't have to go on a great detail and of course you want to be at bland as saying well. You want me to go into detail. Let me i'll go into detail on. Why didn't the vaccine vaccine. Because i don't want to next question but what. What's the reason why i'm interested in knowing what the reason why. Because depending upon what the reason it's a situation where look if you're a man of your strong that you're strong in your convictions. Let me know. maybe. It's a situation where i have a immune deficiency or my immune system doesn't react well the vaccines and that's the reason why i'm not doing it or okay. I understand that. But i'm just curious an interested to find out why. Why because you don't trust the government because this is something that the someone is telling you to do. They're taking away your freedom and liberties i mean what. What's the reason good decision bad decision. I mean bradley. Beal's talking about what did you get the vaccine. You still get sick okay. But but bradley. That's not one of the main reasons why you're going to get the vaccine. It's more of the just that there's more than just that so come on. Give me a little bit something more than you know. I'm gonna be letting my teammates down. And i'm going to be you know what what you do with their money. You know i'm not into you know evaluating. I'm not into giving my thoughts and opinions about you. Know these guys. If this stand that this is the hill. They're going to die on. That means giving up their salary. It's not my decision. it's not my place..

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Sen. Rand Paul Schools HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Natural Immunity

The Dan Bongino Show

01:54 min | 2 months ago

Sen. Rand Paul Schools HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on Natural Immunity

"But here's Rand Paul grilling HHS secretary baccarat about another simple question You guys take over the healthcare system You insult people on vaccines What makes us believe the government doesn't suck and you guys are so competent and baccarat has no answer Check this out Are you familiar with an Israeli study that had 2.5 million patients and found that the vaccinated group was actually 7 times more likely to get infected with COVID than the people who had gotten COVID naturally Senator do I have to get back to you on that one I'm not familiar with that study Well you think you might want to be if you're going to travel a country insulting the millions of Americans including NBA star Jonathan Isaac who have had COVID recovered look at a study with 2.5 million people and say well you know what It looks like my immunity is as good as the vaccine or not And in a free country maybe ought to be able to make that decision Instead you've chosen to travel a country calling people like Jonathan Isaac and others myself included flat earthers We find that very insulting because against the science are you a doctor or a medical doctor I have worked over 30 years on health policy You're not a medical doctor Do you have a science degree And yet you travel the country calling people flat Arthur's who have had COVID looked at studies of millions of people and made their own personal decision that their immunity they naturally acquired is sufficient But you presume somehow to tell over a 100 million Americans who have survived COVID that we have no right to determine our own medical care You alone are on high and you've made these decisions a lawyer with no scientific background no medical degree This is an arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un American There you go Can a nail did right there

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Some NBA Players Have More Courage Than Senate Republicans

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:09 min | 2 months ago

Some NBA Players Have More Courage Than Senate Republicans

"These nba players many of them have more courage than most senate republicans. I have to tell you. Kyrie irving someone that i would usually agree with. But he's standing his ground here. I have to tell you. This is pretty amazing. He says to reporters please respect. My privacy irving told reporters in zoom meeting monday regarding his vaccination status. What are these reporters doing asking people about their vaccination status to be a real demented person to go around asking people about their medical history. Let's play some tape. Cut forty eight jonathan. Isaac who. I have to say when he goes through this he is articulate. He is wise. He is clear far more than most senate republicans that i've heard on this issue and they have something to lose. These guys are willing to forfeit their salary millions of dollars in their career to not take the vaccine and the media doesn't really know how to deal with this people. Kinda call balls and strikes. They say Is this are these anti vaxxers or two black voices in black lives matter play. Cut forty eight. What is it about the vaccine that makes you Hesitant to to to get our start with I've had covert In the past and so our understanding of antibodies of natural immunity as a change the a a great deal from the onset of the pandemic and is still evolving. I understand that the vaccine would help if you catch kobe and You'll be able to have less symptoms on from contracting with me. Having covered in the passing to having antibodies on with my current age group. A fitness physical fitness level. Amish not necessarily a fear of mine. Very very articulate very moderate position of had coverted. Our position of. Antibodies is developing. And yes if you look at jonathan isaac. He's in pretty good shape. It's not exactly a massive nor should it

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

04:49 min | 2 months ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

"Update today, he did come on and say, I didn't say never will. He said that I just decided to not do right now. So we'll see where it goes. And then Jonathan Isaac said that unvaccinated vaccinated players are being vilified and bullied. That was the way that he sees that. And I know we have talked about him injury wise as well as Mark L faults, but that was something that he put out there that he feels like players who are not vaccinated are being targeted in the way to get it. 90%, 90 plus percent of the NBA is vaccinated. So we're not talking about the majority here that is dealing with this situation, but the fact that it's some high profile names, I think that's turning this into an even bigger story. Well, the reality is, if it was Joe camp player, no one cares. Because it's your own the roster for the next few weeks and then you're out of here. So I don't really care if you're vaccinated or not. For the general public. I mean, that's just the reality of the situation. But also, Joe camp player, guy fighting for a roster spot. I can tell you have had multiple conversation with players with agents and teams, where it was, yeah, it's absolutely a factor. And do we, Gary, are you going to be available to play? Think about if you're a guy trying to fight your way onto the nets or the warriors roster? The last thing you probably can get away with the same, but I'm not gonna be able to play half. Oh, yeah. You're gonna move on and go get a different player just 'cause it's, you know, and you could say fair unfair scream up and down. Well, playing in the NBA is a privilege. It's not a right. It's not something everybody gets to because otherwise suit me up. I'll be out there. It's not how this works..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

03:27 min | 2 months ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"This could be over in a month And ultimately to me it's on the kyrie irvings the world whoever else's unvaccinated. We're we're turning him to posterchild but he's not the only one he just is the most eccentric. I guess what i mean. Jonathan isaac on the magic can. I can. I quickly read a quote that jonathan is a cabin. That story yes. I don't know win. The interview was exactly but regardless the story came out over the weekend and jonathan isaac is quoted in they're saying if you were vaccinated in other places you still have to wear the mask regardless it's like okay. Then what is the mask necessarily for. And if kyrie says that from his position of his executive power the mvp a then kudos to him. So i get what you're saying about misinformation. It's just like we're here like this is september twenty seventh as we record this two thousand twenty one like if we're still arguing about masks like what are we. What are we doing like we know. The vaccine is available for how long and who is dying from the vaccine who is suffering from the vaccine who who is actually dying from the two thousand people a day in this country they're all unvaccinated so like this fight against science for like a -rageous i honestly i don't even. I'm not trying to get in the heads of people who are like this. It's not even worth my time and my energy but like it's just so ridiculous to me in the fact that they are holding others hostage because of their own. Ignorance is beyond frustration for me. It is and i. And i and i'll just say to kind of bring it back to basketball bit because i'm sure you could really just go on for hours complaining about this. Is his. you know when players are like respect my privacy and all this stuff. listen. I'm all for us constantly. Reimagining our relationship with athletes. What we are owed from them. What parts of the media model makes sense et cetera. I think things are in constant. Need of examination reexamination evaluation etc. But but why are you hiding now like why are you hiding now when when these are you know a clearly. You've come to this decision now. We've had this information for months so explain your decision. Why are you hiding behind it. If you think what you're doing is not wrong. You know what. I mean if if you wanna take this righteous stance why. Why are you in when you say. It's a personal decision. It's not. I mean it categorically not because this is a public health crisis The the people who get vaccinated the more variance. We get other more dangerous. Variants get the more transmissions happen for people..

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

51:23 min | 5 months ago

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis

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N.B.A. Players Meet With Pope Francis

"The big news in the nba is not the draft. Which will get to invite a moment. It's not free agency which will touch upon in a sec. It is a fact. Nba players met with the pope. Today monday believe to discuss social injustice Five players kyle korver jonathan isaac appel anneli struggling brown. Anthony tolliver With the mvp a Michelle roberts used. The director traveled to the vatican for a meeting. Monday with pope francis.

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"One player with from the Clippers that that snuck out to get chicken wings from the strip club. Technically, I guess it's breaking protocol. But so far the MBA the actual product you've been seeing him. Are you satisfied with it has a March madness kind of feel to it because it's all neutral courts games or tipping off at four o'clock and six o'clock, so it's kind of got a march madness feel to it. There's a lot of activism. We knew that would happen with the N BA. There's a lot of black lives matter. There's a lot of taking the knee for the anthem. One guy that did not was Jonathan Isaac. Of the magic. He plays with the Orlando Magic, Hey, is a black guy. He's also an ordained Christian minister, and he became the first N ba player in this whole bubble season to stand up for the national anthem. And he also did not where the black lives matter of shooting shirt that all the players were wearing. After that first game, he talked about his reasoning. Why? I believe, um A lot went into my decision. And part of these first is my thought. That Joan dealing aware of that flash T shirt? Don't go ahead and we support it back. And so long I felt like, just be what it is doubly against that honest and I do believe that their class matter, But I just don't like it was a decision I had making didn't putting, finishing on innuendo? No. One hand and with support, in fact, that they made me Pope that glass and not believe.

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Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac explains why he didn't take knee or wear Black Lives Matter shirt Friday

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

06:50 min | 1 year ago

Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac explains why he didn't take knee or wear Black Lives Matter shirt Friday

"We had an incredible opening weekend of games name a star level player that player delivered at least once if not twice over the first three or four nights of the NBA's restart here in Orlando, we had crazy comeback wins. By the Houston Rockets, we had a dominant performance by. Jaanus over some little pesky pip squeak team from New England I forget who they might be. We got Marcus smart got fined for trying to work the officials. We've got storylines upon story lines. The clippers bounce back from their loss to the Lakers. Looking excellent and just throttling the New Orleans Pelicans. There's so many different directions that we can go Michael that I decided. Here's what we're GONNA do opening weekend heaters we're GONNA have just open ended questions are we're going to ping pong back and forth you give me your answers I'm going to give you my answers to these questions and try to cover as much ground as possible before we get there though I do want to double back quickly on the national anthem demonstrations that we touched on last episode, we got so many thoughtful emails from various members of the open floor globe on this subject, but I think there was a major development after we spoke on Friday. and. That involve Jonathan Isaac Meyers. Leonard Gregg Popovich Becky Hammon and one of the NBA referees all deciding to not kneel to not really participate in what had been in unified demonstration on Thursday. All of those people who chose to stand were obviously doing it on principle and they were doing it knowing there was going to be a lot of attention their direction. Now, if you look at Popovich amend the referee essentially, they were trying to just say, Hey, I support the the Social Justice Movement it's it's a private or personal decision for the referee said look I it's important to me to stand Meyers Leonard made a similar comment. Essentially. Saying that his brothers military service in the in the military service of close people in his life led him to WanNa stand to salute the flag. But within Isaac was a slightly different case and he actually used this entire demonstration opportunity to almost have a one man demonstration of his own. In his belief, the idea of the black lives matters movement quote unquote doesn't go hand in hand with supporting black lives. He also said that you know we shouldn't be necessarily judging things solely based on skin color that we should be trying to live a life basically you know in God's mold and try to live up to his standard, and that Jesus Christ was his personal savior and and that he wanted everyone to focus on that. Aspect of of living rather than the particular issue that was being brought forward with the black lives matter movement by the players he didn't really get any major pushback. Within the NBA Community people respected his right to make a stand. He actually not only did he stand during the national anthem? He didn't wear a black lives matter t shirt which many people notice because he was essentially the only player not to do that his whole personal story Michael took a crazy twist over the weekend and sad twist when he wound up tearing his ACL injury that's going to end his time here in Orlando obviously but also could cost him all of next season. So now talk about a whirlwind seventy, two hours for player who generated millions of us with his comments about the protests. I'm curious. Let's start with Jonathan Isaac. What did you make of his decision? After we've seen things settle in the last couple of days You know maybe it doesn't seem quite as Eye Opening as it did at that moment, but I'll admit I was I was surprised to see given the buy in from everybody on opening night. Right, I mean I just WanNa Start and say that it it really really is a bummer to see anyone get injured but particularly is ICK who was already on restriction he was already playing with a humongous brace on his leg from a previous injury that cost him a majority of this regular season before it was suspended. So I just I feel for him greatly. I I think generally speaking. The coverage of who stands in who sits I mean we talked about this heading in anticipated it I. Think I think the coverage is generally besides the point and it doesn't really get the point I feel like people are using. This as an opportunity to shame those who are standing in a little bit I mean Meyers Leonard. said, he couldn't sleep before he made the decision to stand and that's just like not. The whole focus or the point here right like. You can obviously Support Black lives and also stand for the national anthem. It is a symbolic gesture that is what it is in the case of Isaac. I really had a difficult time understanding even what his message was until you interpreted it the way that you did I mean I watched the clip of Him Multiple Times survey there I'm GonNa just GonNa read what he said I and then we can use that as a jumping off point because I don't WanNa torture what he said earlier and I might have done that. So sorry for that. He says quote absolutely I believe that black lives matter kneeling while wearing a black lives matter t shirt doesn't go hand in hand with supporting black lives. I. Don't think kneeling or putting on a T. shirt for me personally is the answer i. Feel like for me, black lives are supported through the Gospel. All lives are supported through the Gospel. We all have things that we do wrong. Sometimes, it gets into a place of pointing fingers. We all fall short of God's glory whoever will humble themselves and seek God and repent of their sins. We can see our mistakes and people's mistakes and evil in a different light. Racism isn't the only thing that flags our society, our nation and our world, and he basically said he wanted this conversation to get out of the realm of skin color because the answer to all of our problems in everything that goes on in our world is Jesus. So. when I watched the clip. I'll I'll be honest. I was a little confused where he was going to after typing it all out trying to marinate on what he was saying I think he essentially wanted to have a demonstration on behalf of his religious beliefs and that this was an opportunity for him to say look you know focusing only on one particular group I. Guess in his view, the black lives matter group and you know everybody wearing a t-shirt doesn't necessarily achieve the wider goal which would be presumably healthy living. You know honest living you know Living which to him as a higher priority I think that's where he was going with his statements.

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"By pace of play I don't mean possessions per game per team I mean. Just sheer stop. Starchy Choppy Tempo choppiness. Yeah. Just is not been all that great. You mentioned in the conversation we had before. You also want to talk about the sound mix I would agree the sound mix has been. Questionable. Let's get with. For work, in progress, it's work in progress to say I. Feel like yesterday was noticeably better where they've kind of figured out the right. Kind of levels for the music and of kind of. Taking the echo out of it like the. I don't want to. Say it. Sounded cheap, but it Kinda sounded cheap for the first couple of days. And it it sounded like. These guys are playing really hard. Did the high scores combined with kind of the the music rattling around Jim's. Gave it sort of an exhibition slash all-star? Feel. That made it seem like no one was playing hard known playing defense and I. I just don't think the case and they've kind of rectified that a little bit. From a presentation standpoint. So. The first thing I want to talk about your specific to players and teams is what I think has been. The. Biggest thing to happen so far in. The bubble. In terms of long term impact on the NBA. That's Jonathan. Isaac Injury Jonathan Isaac towards left Acl during the magic game yesterday and. We're now in a situation where. The magic you're in a very, very strange spot, these Jonathan Isaac, slightly going to miss all of twenty, twenty and twenty, twenty one. and. This was a team that I thought was somewhat likely to trade. Aaron Gordon in the off season and accumulated assets in that regard and continue down the road of building around Isaac. Particularly pairing him with Nicholas Vuckovich as strong front court Say tandem that complimented each other skills at least even if it's not necessarily like in elite level front. Court tandem. That made a lot of sense to me to try and even out the roster a little bit in terms of the back court front court mix now with Isaac. Being. injured. I. Don't really know what this team does going forward. I think that there are a lot more questions that need to be asked about where Orlando's direction is. And I have some pretty pointed. Comments that I'll make after I just let you. Kinda. Give your thoughts on the Isaac. Injury because I have some real questions about why the Fuck Jonathan Isaac is playing. Yeah. It's IT DOES PUT THEM IN SPY Going into a situation where as you say, he's extension eligible. And Not GonNa play next year and. You know. What do you commit an how you and in? What's your plan? If you decide to not do an extension next year in terms of looking towards restricted free agency when he hasn't been on the court? So, from a team building perspective, it's certainly a challenge from You know I don't know medical strategic. What have you? It's hard not to. Pair that injury with thoughts about how New Orleans is handling Zion wipes. Yeah. It's you know. I don't think I don't think either of us, know enough about what Orlando's protocol was and I think it's probably a mistake to just sort of assume that they had a bad one because guys are at risk. No matter what. If they're playing basketball and you know you. Guys are sort of always going to be at risk when they're returning to play of of re injury. There's..

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Magic's Jonathan Isaac exits Sunday's game with apparent leg injury

The Free Agents

01:01 min | 1 year ago

Magic's Jonathan Isaac exits Sunday's game with apparent leg injury

"Magic forward Jonathan Isaac. He badly reinjured his left knee on a drive to the basket tonight split to kings defenders he went for like the jump stop in the lane and the knee buckled. No player hit him. He just straight up there collapsed to the floor. I saw I think it was Nick L. pointing out how trae watch this game with you I remember it eerily similar derrick rose sort of in two thousand twelve how it happened that jump stop sort of then buckling with the knee so Jonathan Isaac is wheelchaired out I don't know if we know the latest updates can't be good I mean. This is the same knee that took him out for months. He missed thirty plus Games. and. It's a real damper on a magic win another big win for them. That crushed the kings and they improve to two and all but but no Isaac I assume I don't know if you've got an update for me I'd say anything imagine we're going to see him though. For the rest of the seating games or the playoffs because the magic are locked to get in that sucks.

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"On to remind you that next weekend on CBS the best golfers in the world Head West for the season's first major That's right. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a major goal right around the corner. We'll Brooks Captain take home his third consecutive Wanamaker Trophy. That's right. He's won back to back or will someone else step up to take their place in history? PJ Championship is live August 8 tonight on CBS so crazy How the majors are set up this year. You're gonna have a master's coming up in what November and there's no guarantee. That the weather is going to be any good. Aunt Augusta. They're going to bring in you imagine the flowers they're going to bring in that they are Growing as we speak so they could be in full bloom will be ready to roll When you see Augusta. That is gonna be such a bizarre sight, but very excited about having that first major. And, yeah, Brooks Capta trying to win his third Wanamaker Trophy in a row. That's next week. As we've got a loaded weekend of sports golf today, you've got a slew of baseball games, the ones that have not been canceled because of Corona. N BA has just been sensational. We'll have Ryan McDonagh on a few short minutes to talk about that. I'll be curious to get his take on how he would handle. Or how coach should handle that situation with Jonathan Isaac that we just talked about who's getting criticism over his beliefs and Off of the national anthem at the Lakers yesterday get dropped one of 7 to 92 against a Raptor Raptor. You could argue as Well coached as any team in basketball. Nurse amazing the job that he's able to do. And Hoca. Why Leonard? No problem with that team that is now 47 18. And look, I'm not saying the Lakers have to take every one of these games really seriously. The only thing that matters to LeBron James is what happens once the playoffs start. We've seen that before We know it. Lakers already prove their point. That they could beat the Clippers, although I'm not totally sold if you listen to the show. I think the Clippers are well suited as long as quiet. Leonard gets back to 100% which I don't think he's been even close to 100% from what I've seen. Short army, his jumpers, not a lot of bouncing that step right now not getting by guys. Ah, that have pressured him defensively around the perimeter. It'll ask Ryan McDonagh. If he thinks the Lakers the team to beat, I still think it's the Clippers. But does he think there's been a shakeup? Joins us on the hotline? Right? How are you? Anthony. I'm doing great. Thanks for having me on and I agree with your sentiment. I think the Clippers are still the team to beat. And I called it the biggest overreaction to a regular season game in N BA history the other night with that big performance down the stretch for LeBron James and the Lakers. It's similar to what you see that first game in the NFL that first Thursday kickoff. Whoever wins that game is a Superbowl winner. We do that every year. Why do you think so Many people reacted the way they did to that game. Well, it's a great question. I think a lot of it has to do with human nature. There hasn't been an actual N B a game for 4.5 months and opening night Thursday night. N Ba was terrific, both games down to the wire to point games decided in the final few seconds. Now that being, said Anthony, As you know, the Clippers did not have their full complement of players, including their two best bench players, the guys who maybe the two best bench players in the entire league and Lou Williams. Mantra. Harold Patrick Beverley was also limited in that game. He came off the bench as well. So I think the Clippers have a lot more ways to improve and to show a better version of themselves. Once the playoffs roll around, then do the Lakers. I totally agrees. We're joined by Ryan McDonagh gonna break it down like no one else Do you make anything or take away anything from the Raptor dominant performance yesterday against the Lakers? I don't think it's anything we didn't already know Anthony, but Kyle Lowry's complete stud. How tough is that? His ability to rebound the ball last night. Against the big physical Lakers team Alcala Lottery for those who haven't seen them up close or Washington person, Anthony He's maybe 5 11 tonight. I don't think he touches six feet on against a giant L. A Lakers team who a lot of people think is the favorite to win the championship. You and I think the Clippers, but the Lakers are the odds on favorite in Las Vegas. Kyle Lowry had 14 rebounds, six assists, 33 points, and I thought he was the best player on the court last night. Anthony in that game. Have you been surprised at the level of play that we have seen in some of these games? I mean, they had all those days off. You didn't know if they'd be even close to peak physical condition. They're all out of their routines. And yet I'm seeing terrific basketball around the league. I am as well and I think one of the concerns was looking back at previous lockout in the embassy. Now this is obviously a different scenario with the pandemic. But if you go back and look at the history of different lockouts in 1999 in particular in 2011 to some extent, There were players who came back out of shape from that, and I think watching the games over the past few days, which have been phenomenal, for the most part, you realize that most, if not all, of the MBA players, especially the stars. Stayed in very good shape during the pandemic. I think Anthony would have been easy for them to let go of the rope to get out of shape to assume that the season would not be resumed, and then that they have until the fall or even till the winter next year to get ready on. That did not happen, And I think that's part of the reason the quality.

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"You know, it's not, and it's not appropriate to ask a black man If black lives matter, That's stupid, Crazy thing. It may sound stupid, but it's a lot of African Americans who don't like black clouds. So that's wait a minute. What? Whoa! Are you saying women? Are you saying to me just so I get it clear. Are you saying to me if you're African American, and you disagree with anything that black lives matter stands for that. That's incorrect. You don't think that there's anything that they stand for. I don't know what they're saying is black Lives matter. You don't wear that T shirt. There's a lot of you to people who don't agree with it. A lot of African American service. I don't agree with the city with the black lives matter, okay if he agreed with And he said, I do agree with you. Of course, black lives matter because you're African American. But as far as like LeBron James, the movement are, um, the world we live in. They wanted to know. Are you with the car now he could have said. No, I stay neutral. And I'm sure he would have got him back last. But that's the same thing will happen with Kaepernick. He kneel and he said people multiple times. I'm not doing this because I don't But then again, we're not doing Kaepernick. We're not doing Kaepernick on the show, because first of all, he's not a professional athlete anymore. He's a professional activist. So we're not doing that anymore in the show, and we've already talked about that. Enough. There is a what Jonathan Isaac did was show up to Goto work. And to not bring activism into the workplace, and he just chose to go about his job. And if there's if you were, and by the way, I have someone who has taken the time. To read the Black Lives matter website and the black lives round matter manifesto of ideas and beliefs. And guess what? There are a lot of them that I absolutely believe in absolutely. That I think are very valuable and very good. And there are some that I disagree with. I disagree with But it doesn't mean that you disagree with the complete cause. It doesn't mean but he doesn't want to wear day wearing a damn T shirt. Now we've got great Popovich being questioned because he won't kneel for the anthem. It's ridiculous, but Popovitch is Um, and it was in the airport and Greg promise you always hear him..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"It? The Marlins are the ones who broke protocol. Adult males not knowing how to act like adult males. Who we going to blame for this? I know everybody wants to blame. Rob Manfred, can I just tell you right now again? I'm not going to conform to your every single thing that comes out of Rob Manfred's mouth is stupid. I'm not conforming to that. Will I call him out on things that I think you're incredibly stupid, like shutting down a major league baseball franchise for what we now find out was one positive test for a week. And putting the fillies at a complete competitive disadvantage. Yeah, stupid. I'll call it what it is. But saying that well, you know what's going to happen if baseball fails, the players are going to take the blame. We have one team the fillies with one positive test. The Marlins are coming back to play on Tuesday. Marlins were the team that disrupted all of this. This is an outbreak. This isn't crazy. Oh, my gosh! Shut it down! This is just unbelievable. We can't pull this off. If adult males act like adult males we can but by golly to use a good old fifties term, by golly If we're gonna blame anybody, Yes. If players test positive and mass. They're not doing something right. Because the safety measures of being put in place. For them to be fine. Mitchell in Cleveland joins us Mitchell What's going on this morning, brother. I'm going to have music. I just disagree with you on one point. The fact that Nothing. I now we had everyone out to where that teacher, right? Sure, but it won't be right. Asked it back to that question. Why and why? Because when now it is a sporting event. It's a sporting event. What? Katherine is not a sporting of it. You have every right capper. Kaepernick is the one who Kaepernick is the one who inserted A non activism thing into the sport. Jonathan Isaac didn't Jonathan Isaac showed up to play a basketball game. He didn't insert anything into it. So know the questions So no, That's why I'm answering..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

06:36 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Playing a national of playing the national anthem. Before a sporting event. Well, it's tradition. Okay? I never liked that reason. I've never with anything I've never just taken or accepted. This is the way we've always done things, so we're going to continue to do it this way. I've always looked at that is faulty logic. Just because somebody at some point made a decision and said, This is how we're going to do it. That means we never question it or never reconsider. By that logic, we wouldn't change a rule and we never change rules in sports. We wouldn't change laws we would just say, Well, this is this is what tradition dictates. This is how we've done it and we're going to continue to do it that way. If something isn't working. If something is broken, you fix it. And so my issue with what we have with the anthem right now, is this Jonathan Isaac decides to stand for it. And now some In the sports media and mohr importantly, other N BA players are giving him flak for it. Jared Dudley Lakers reserve go to his Twitter account if you want Last night. It happens. He's criticizing Isaac for standing for the anthem. I guess. Now it's a two way street if their players were criticized for kneeling Then players can be criticized for standing, okay. See, I look at it the other way. I'm of the opinion that if I'm gonna respect someone's decision to Neil, I'm also going to respect their decision to stand. I know for me. What individuals, D'oh! With their own time. Their own personal decisions during the 90 seconds were two minutes of the national anthem before a sporting of event starts. I don't really care. I don't really care. I'm not going to base my opinions on a person. I'm not going to judge a person. I'm not going to Put someone up on a pedestal. And I'm not going to tear somebody down based on what they do during the national anthem before the start of a sporting event. I believe The and this is documented and you hear people still on public address. Announcer say it all the time before the anthem gets played. The intent originally. And for the longest time was to use the national anthem before sporting event to honor America. That's what they would say It was. It was two minutes to say we live in a country. Where were allowed to have sports as leisure. As Fun as entertainment. And let's just play the national anthem to appreciate that. And somewhere along the way before we even get to Colin Kaepernick. Somewhere along the way of doing that, And by the way, if you want to know if you ever asked yourself well, why did we start playing the national anthem at sporting events in the first place? I'll give you the answer. I know it. In 1918. This is not a long story. I just want to give you the background in 1918. During the World Series. I believe it was cubs in red socks. It was during World War ll And I think it was the seventh inning stretch during a lull in play. There was a band at the game and they played The Star Spangled Banner. And it was a big hit with the crowd and they played at the next game, and they played at the game after that, and before you know it, it's start. It's getting played in every major league baseball game. It's more than 100 year history of doing it. History doesn't always it shouldn't always dictate the future. And so what? I'm what I'm saying to you is and I'm curious to get your thoughts on playing the national anthem before sporting events. Before N BA games before NHL games before Major League Baseball games before NFL games. Do we really need to do it? Is it still something that's worth doing? At 855 to 1 to four, CBS 855 to 124227 Andrew Philip, only CBS Sports radio If this were the intent originally was to do something that brought us regardless of where we're from. Our how we were raised or what color skin we have or what religious creed. We ascribe Tio if the original intent was Hey, there's 15 20,000 of us here. Let's always one for him for two minutes. Recognize that we're all Americans, if that was the original intent to bring us all together. If that's been lost, and now what we're seeing instead is that it is dividing. It is doing Muchmore dividing it is creating more dissent, dissension. It is creating more argument than anything else. Isn't really something that still worth doing. Do I need I know the answer to this, but I'm gonna ask it in the form of a question to allow you to respond at 855 to 124227 So I need to get my patriotism, my patriotic fix. Do I need to get that from sports. So I need Before this game is about to start. I'm in NHL, not I'm in Pittsburgh. Do I need them to play. The Star Spangled Banner and the Canadian anthem. Do I need them to play that before? The Florida Panthers in the New York Islanders are about to play. Do I need it before the game? In order to Watch it and enjoy it and appreciate joint. Do I need that first, though? I need that two minute moment. To think about my life and where I am. In what I've been able to do what I'm blessed with. Do I need that before the game starts..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

06:29 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Um she fall for you. I promise not to spend any more time on this After this. I just feel responsibility to fact check things and present the information the truth as best as I know it to the audience. You know. Michael Porter Jr was in the N B, a bubble Denver Nuggets forward and said the Corona viruses you know being used to control us or something like that. And I thought the Nuggets actually handled it. Well, they said you no way express their We allow our players the right to express themselves and say what they want. But we're goingto take Michael aside and maybe educate him a little bit more on what he was saying. And the ramifications of what he's saying given its platform. And you know to make sure he knows that his words matter, and you can't just say things that I mean you can you have the right to say them, but you can't just say things that aren't based in reality or are based on baseless conspiracy theories. Like I said at the You know, earlier in the show respect anybody's different point of view. What I will not respect are just baseless Conspiracy theories? No, you know, with no truth to them. You have to bring fax and an actual you know, supported with reality. I won't you know, except, ah, an alternate reality. As a legitimate point of view, and I won't accept hate as legend point of view, everything else. We're fair game. But hey, the caller talking about cell phones in China and the like, so wanted to make sure I looked it up. That was based on a YouTube video. Apparently. That claimed that the you know all that was linked together with the deaths in China and what was happening in the government there. Apparently 21 million subscribers, cellphones hadn't actually vanished. Literally. It was the number of mobile subscriptions that were canceled. People that we're doing business there. Stop doing business there. Migrant workers who were going over cancelled their work region mobile subscriptions. Various other reasons for that, but point is Phil. Just trust a YouTube video. Don't just trust the mean you see on Facebook. Just look things up and think for yourself, That's all Look, things up. Think for yourself. Have your own point of view. Jonathan Isaac call brought up Jonathan Isaac. He has his own point of view. That's cool with me. One thing you know, Like I said, I didn't understand quite the logic and how he answered some of the questions. That's okay though I did. I do agree with him that ultimately Messages on T shirts and kneeling aren't going to solve the issues. Ultimately, that's true. That doesn't mean they can't still be important to keep a message at the forefront. But that's that's up to each individual and how they want to express themselves all right back to sports. Since there are actually sport I mean, that is sports. It is related to sports. Nowadays, that just the way it is But since there are actual sports being played 855 to 124227 namely you know the NBA to me. I was proud. I was proud of how the MBA returned and not about the you know, I thought the demonstration that I was just referencing. You know, most of the league has knelt and locked arms. I felt that was beautifully done. It just was, you know, tastefully done, but everything about the league's return. How seriously they've taken this pandemic so that they can have a schedule today. That's heat Nuggets at one. Jazz Thunder 3 30 Pelicans Clippers at 66 years. Pacers at seven Lakers Raptor at 8 30 That sounds great to me. I'm excited about something. It feels good. It feels so good to be back. I'm like, actually excited about something in life, uou. And that's because they took it seriously. That's because you know that they created this bubble. They communicated with one another and said, Look, there is no outcome. That's ideal here. So do we wanna have a season or do we not want to have a season? And they decided together the players and the league they want to have a season. Now they're having one. And the presentation. I think it's been great. I know the way they didn't allow for open spaces. It doesn't feel empty. My eyes were drawn to the court. I like the ambient sound that they've pumped in. It just makes it makes me it's enough for my ears to be tricked to not realise there's no crowd and the virtual fans. I'm like staring at it. So, like I said, my eyes were drawn to the court. I don't even notice when I was watching that fourth quarter of the Clippers and Lakers. I completely forgot there was no fans. I was watching the buck Celtics game last night and that controversy over the honest charge that was reversed to a block and Marcus Smart said that it was reverse because it would have been. Johannes is six foul and they wanted to keep him in the game. I didn't notice. There's no fans. I didn't notice. And the players are locked in there. Competing with that great games that Portland finish was great yesterday against the Grizzlies. Lakers Clippers was amazing at the end, with LeBron guarding Quiet and Paul George The Bucks and Celtics. I just mentioned the Rockets and the Mavericks going ot last night. James Harden, 49 points. Russell Westbrook, 31 on the other side, Christophe supporting his 39 points, 16 boards to steals. He's been a monster in the bubble by the way. I think he's one of those guys that benefited from the time off because it's now like almost two seasons removed. From his injury. Anthony. I hate Tio. Pour the salt in the wounds. But does it still bother you? You know, just like Tim Hardaway Jr was the second best player in that, Nick straight. All right. Come on, Robin, Cut it out enough over there. Like it must bother you forever. I'ma need Hardaway Jr go for in that game last night, you know 24. 24 5 points, 33 and four tickets had 39 16. And then just to make it even worse. Trey Burke, who was on that next to was was once coach, Thibodeau turns this thing around off. Forget all about prison Gets another another stuff. Sure. I can't believe that trade to this day, But you know you have the games have been great. Yeah, She's been great on the court, so I I almost feel a sense of pride as an MBA fan there back. I don't have to feel bad about it. And LeBron asked that, he said. He said that after the opener, he said, I hope our fans are proud of us. I am I'm proud of the league..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"To two players leading the pack and Isak gets it dunks it magic air so fundamentally sound defensively. They always have high hands on any kind of trap, And that's the reason why they were ableto. Get that turnover. Kabir Road, The baseline goes Brooklyn side with a reverse lay up on a bowling term for us right there. Right. O R. Anthony. Maybe I'm dating myself. They're usually different. I don't know if I could name a professional bowler right now. Here's Carter Williams in the lane with a runner. It was like 90 Chris Schenkel ese for single You say So you know the announcers and there's a sweeping hook by false and he banked it in and the magic. Take a 1 22 91 lead with 8 40 to go in the fourth quarter. And nothing ever gets by you with the announces that remember that? Yeah, Remember, we were talking skiing, onetime new one. Bobby Adia. Cabral has blocked away Magic. The otherway Birch Left block floater won't fall Rebound grabbed by Jeremiah Martin A lot of guys on the floor for the Nets right now trying to impress Get an opportunity Martin loss. If it rolls to John and Moose in the game back to Martin Martin circling of the paint gets to the rim and lays it up it it Not a tempo changes on the floor right now. That's what I like about Marty. Not only does his score attacking, but really Khun, Guard you up the floor. Okay? My Martin. Signed by the Nets, a two way player back in January is the jumper good for the foul line for Jonathan Isaac. Martin stay time with the Long Island. Originally came into the league undrafted and training came with Miami and played for their jelly team is Martin Knocks Down the 31 22 to 96 Orlando 7 35 to go in the fourth quarter, Good possession, a time side decide and then the attack into the paint by Mossad to kick it out. Left side Isaac three, and it's good for Jonathan Isaac. If he's going to shoot like that, and play is consistently just getting back into the flow right now. He's upto 16 points, Jonathan Isaac into 16 minutes. Sidney Carter Williams called for blocking phallus, Jeremiah. Martin crashed into him. Magic fans are going to be get start getting very excited about Jonathan Isaac, 6 11 player out of the Bronx, originally shooting threes along He's.

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Sitting in the crowd spaced apart, but watching other teams play. It's like a Yeah, exactly. That's exactly what you'd do it in a turn. We gotta watch. Let's go check it out. Got nothing to do. All right, Let's go watch the games they haul makes the free throw. She owes it coming back at the game now for Brooklyn, replacing Tyler Johnson. 107 80. Orlando didn't have to go third quarter. Down the hall. Second free throw is in and out. No good. Rebounded by Jonathan Isaac. Magic with Kim Birch top Hands back. Terrence Ross. Top of the key jumper is good for Terrence Ross can put up numbers. Khun Terrence Ross boy, can he elevate where he can just stop on a diamond is arises. Khoza gives it up. Gets it back. Takes it left down the lane. Picking over the fruits. Fruits. Would Isaac reaching roots, right wing cuts back left down the lane got it stripped that a phallus called against Jonathan Isaac. Beyonce fruits to the free throw line because the Nets are in the bonus routes. Where in the name piece On the back of his jersey. The Latvian second round pick makes the free throw. So much for coming back in Brooklyn. So much promise after his rookie year, and then he had some ofthe court trouble to start this this this season were still in right now, and he really struggled this year. Again. Watch him in the scrimmage is some real positive signs away, shot the ball and playing that explain it right now. The five.

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The Russillo Show

The Russillo Show

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The Russillo Show

"I've really dragged on that I've mentioned into a few people with the Orlando Magic, how excited, you are about everything. I think we need to get your spirits up who's jersey. Would you want the most Cerruti jersey or a MoMA? Bomba. Yeah. That'd be good for the people. You know the culture people would love that. I don't know my, my, my favorite player, I guess, like the guy that I have the most hoping would be rapper would be Jonathan Isaac Jonathan Isaac Isaac like a blue one. I would definitely one of the throwback like nineties once for sure what would be the one. What would be the worst one? You could get like just number one with Roma on the back of it'd be pretty bad. Let's be be a tough one. Yeah. Would it be worse, if it said, Roma, or would it be worse, if it said like an actual player, I think Roma's the worst roaming weird because it wouldn't make any sense at all. I'm also not a huge fan of like the personalized, like not, not like you and Scott whatever throughout the years to get gifts from teams. It'd be like, number one russillo, but, like, if, if I would never buy that for myself, I would never want my name to buy my name on the back of jersey. I always wanna buy somebody else's jersey. Right. Yeah. It's pretty cool. When the Blackhawks did that force minutes jerseys. Yeah. I don't wear it a lot. It's something that you may be hang up. I don't know. I do my sister took the one that was spelled. Right. She thought it was the coolest thing ever. And she couldn't believe when I was moving out of west Harford, she just goes. Yeah. She just she'd never really seen. She wasn't she's not a huge sports fan, and she's a total sweetheart and the smile on her face when she was like, wait a minute. What you can have it just take it. And she was like, are you serious? And then she like immediately went cross country skiing. And she was wearing it. I thought it was never a real cool, brother sister moment. And then she's like, I really can have this one. It was just this one. Maybe I wouldn't give it to you, but you're just so freaking happy about right now. I can't not give it to you, and I was like, and then I have the collector's edition, misspelling one that's going to be worth worth hundreds. Something just popped up. What if we what if the jersey said romantic that'd be even worse, somehow. I'm trying to find a way to make the jersey wars every every couple. Okay. I mean, you can get the mascot won't be tough the number half and then stuff the magic dragon. That'd be a tough one going to wear. It's just this stuff on the back. I think so. Yeah, he's actually a great mascot, though. Well, that's good. That's good to know they want us jersey, unfortunately. Yeah. Well, I'll make sure I'll make sure if we ever get you this thing I'm to feel it's never going to happen because I'm gonna forget about as soon as I get off the podcast here today..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

03:22 min | 2 years ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"So personally to be able to guard him beat any can. And I watched him in the postseason compared to when they played. And I thought because I think it's all moves about the same as he he was doing back. Then remember the first day six weeks season. 'cause all is probably the defensive player of the year. He's certainly didn't end that way. But he looks pretty nimble now. And so if Embiid is is neutralized to some degree. He's obviously you're going to score. Then it goes to me. What can they do it? Colliding your point on the wings for Philadelphia's. Great. But I don't know that it matters. If if this is the co I that will see that we we've seen recently, it just he just has a counter to everything you do individually defensively, and he's super willing to make the pass when you send a second guy with us to hedge or the hard double whatever the magic couple of times trapped him early. You know, he didn't panic at all and just maybe it's simple past idiot as disagree with you. I think it's gonna be a slugfest, and I just think. Toronto's got heavier punchers in the the only other thing. I look at is you know, they play five around zero with Kosovo on the perimeter. And they and Orlando can't do that with Jonathan Isaac nearly as well as I think Toronto Cam, and that means MB and potentially Bogue on even though surges struggling from the perimeter a little bit or maybe even alive. That's gonna force those big guys to come out. And I think there's a lot of driving lanes for all Toronto slashers. Yeah. That's an inch that much as it is in all of these series much as it was for the ngelo. Russell who could do nothing despite Joel Embiid dropping back on the pick and roll. And all the opportunities that that would seem to open up. You know? Philadelphia depends a lot on their perimeter guys being huge and getting around picks. So that even if there's a little daylight when you come around that screen and Joel embiid's at the foul line. You just do not have room to pull up for a good shot a clean three a clean too. And they're gonna force you to take floaters now Toronto is much better equipped to sort of get in the lane and start picking the. Ball around to better as you said perimeter players. There's no John Jonathan Isaac was all right. But like no one's afraid of Jonathan Isaac the one guy you're not going to guard, maybe is PASCAL dot com. And if you don't guard, PASCAL Siaka, that's not good pass PASCAL good enough to exploit that in to your point about, you know, when they when the magic trapped the they realized the Kawai Gusau pick and roll is is killing us when vich drops back. It's killing us. The looks are too good the rotations or two severe. Let's try to trap this. I don't know that I've seen a team beaten worse on traps of a particular pick and roll than Orlando was in that series. Every time they trapped. It was a disaster was a wide open three or Kawais. Splitting the defense in dunking or collide driving around the trap in dishing off to somebody who don't it was a total disaster affiliates way better obviously defensively, but those are all interesting. I just think. Like to to your point about why? And how he doesn't remind me of Jordan. I I get why people are are making the Jordan comparisons. But I doing that. I didn't even know that I think he played like Jordan, just not the results were similar. He gets wants to go. And you know, I was watching him warm up the other day before game five in Toronto. I've never really noticed this. He hadn't take this..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy

The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy

02:57 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy

"It's going to be it's going to be religious in zoo Orlando decides to do their because does not HANA talent on that roster. But he certainly is talented, and you know, if they go if they decide not to bring him back, you know that somebody who might be close to a sure thing as he's at least a good player. That's a at somebody. We've seen do well in the past. So you would basically be potentially rescuing him walking away when he could potentially as you said be the best player on your team right now. Yeah. It's interesting whatever the magic drafted mogambo. I remember I reached out to Nick that night. And he was blindsided by you know, he didn't know that they were going to go after a big, man. But he said all the right things handle it the right way. Basically said, you know, look, I think he's his games very different than mine. We can complement each other. I wanna help mentor him. And if you talk to the guys Orlando know, that's exactly what he's been. He hasn't been someone that just going out for you know, trying to put up his own numbers and not care about the team. It's been cool to see him take on that mentor ship role in help agai like Moba or even guy like Jonathan Isaac. Or Aaron Gordon these guys that are younger than him. He's been really open to doing that. And I like to see that from a star player. I think it's great to see that from that kind of leadership. And the thing I'm excited to you know, he's one of the nicest guys in the world. So it's really easy to root for him. Whenever he signed his contract this pastime. He he got a contract extension rather than hitting free agency. So Healy is making twelve million dollars this year and really over the course of the entire contract. It's been a bargain deal. I remember the day that the deal got announced people were surprised that he was willing to take that rather than wait until free agency. So he's one of those guys that you know, probably is going to want a lot of money to just because he's already been taking pay cuts year after year because of the situation he was in. He kind of broke out right after signing that extension. So he's gonna probably want some money the family thing. Like, I said, though that factors in I know his wife loves Orlando. They like the idea of raising a child there. There's just a lot to take in. When you look at. Nation on and off the court because he like you said the magic do have mobile, but at some point you have to imagine what the pick that they used on him that he's going to be the center of the future. And then just the trajectory of of the magic young players. And Nick, he's twenty eight years old both those guys in that locker room are much younger. The question is if the magic turned into a contender are we gonna see on the on the next contending magic team? It seems like that would be unlikely because all the other guys need to hit their prime. And then by the time, they do that. He may be no longer producing at this level but props to him. I mean, he put it in so much work. I remember when he first started shooting threes and really working on that aspect of his game. I remember thinking, you know. Okay. This is something that he feels like he has to do just because of today's big men, and what's asked of them. I didn't necessarily think he would do this. Well, the now he's making almost three and a half per game shooting thirty eight point three percent from three fifty two percent from the field. I mean, it's not like he's going out..

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"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The Starters

The Starters

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"jonathan isaac" Discussed on The Starters

"I mean, that's a that's a big asset. You'll giving up the musket something similar in return value. Otherwise, it's like well that was blue that. This is the best case scenario for desma junior to me like you're saying like wrestle situation where like let's say he goes to Orlando, and he's sort of given the keys to run that team that could be good for sure. You know? And that's one I've been you know, seem thrown out. It's pretty simple trade, but it would be a big for a small in Jonathan Isaac for Dennis Mitchell near what was your crazy was that's not the crazy one second. But what about that that concept of that, you know, Mavs get an athletic big match. Got a lot of those guys could use a guard. You take the flyer on a point guard. Dennis Mitchell, hate it. Love it, whatever Jonathan Isaac doesn't do much. Okay. He takes like, I don't know five shots a game or something like that. And it doesn't seem like he's got a ton of upside offensively. I don't know the way the NBA is going. It seems to me you need more than one guy to dribble not at the same time. There's only one ball, but there's forty eight minutes, and there are other ways to make plays the better. And better Luca gets the more teams are going to be geared towards trying to stop him. Somebody else is going to have to score on the other side. But if you were the magic, you're like, absolutely sure. Yeah. We've needed a point guard for ever since. Yeah. It's been a while. And that is a sort of situation for luck. Russell in Brooklyn that could work for for Dennis Smith. Whereas like, you know, what you got nothing to lose the team's not close to contend and go to couple years to really show out here, and before you become a restricted free agent. You know, go go crazy. We know he's athlete. It's just now whether or not he can sort of policies game a little more. Is there anyone that comes to mind in terms comparisons? Dennis Mitchell this early in his career two seasons in to a to a former NBA player to me. It's like a little bit St Francis. That's his game. Yeah. And I'd like St Francis. Who is actually a better shooter much better shooter pretty early in his career. Once Steve's like usage rate started to soar like his officiency, obviously to to plummet. Yeah. Exactly. You is twenty three in a second year and Dennis Mitchell Twenty-one, but if you look at their like per thirty six minutes because because St Francis would playing many more much more minutes than Dennis Smith junior was like at this point. But per thirty six that really really close basically they were eighteen point per game score over per thirty six. Again, Francis shot the ball better. But assists, were similar and usage even similar to some extent. So yeah, I mean and like St Francis. It was a different era. I guess like almost Dennis Smith junior would be better off in that, you know, sort of era. But I think there's some similarities there now, here's the crazy. When you want the crazy, one don't talk about their time of the grizzlies. Yeah. All right. Okay. Grizzly. This would be under the the idea that they're like, okay. Well, this is dumb. We've got all this money in Conley and Ghazal, and let's just move on. And let's make our franchise. Jaren Jackson junior, and let's get Dennis Mitchell, Peres grizzlies trade Conley and more castle. All right to the Mavericks for Smith junior. Wes Matthews expiring deal. Andy Andrea Jordan's expiring deal so grizzlies save a ton of money, obviously become a completely different team. And then it's now just like the Jaren Jackson junior show, and then I guess Dennis Mitchell, and you get off all that money from your bigs, and then Cubans got a team like that. When theory be obviously, much better. Can't do. It. Luca needs the ball. Can't let Mike Conley dribble now by calling cashew. He's way better off the ball a five companies got two years after this..

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