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"jr smith" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"Game, though, was Memphis and Minnesota, which was other than the net Celtics game, the most exciting game of the playoffs thus far. And oh my God, is Anthony Edwards just unbelievable. I did not see this coming in year two. From Anthony Edwards, I did not see him becoming a 30 point scorer in a playoff game. Where he's picking up John morant and playing awesome defense in doing everything. He's one of the most fun players in the league right now. He is truly one of the elite level building blocks in the NBA right now. He is on his way to surpassing Carl towns as the guy in Minnesota. Carl town is going to make all NBA this year. I think that it would be hard to say that Anthony Edwards is better than Carl towns right now. But this is year two. And it's coming. He is some ridiculous level shop maker. He is just that small improvement is a shooter away from being an all NBA player. And he's one of the most fun personalities in the league. There's nothing better than watching Anthony Edwards right now. For the Minnesota Timberwolves. And I've been high on the Timberwolves all year and it's been in part because of what Edwards showed early in the season growth wise, I thought. It's funny, Edwards kind of reminds me of Tatum coincidentally in his growth where both of them were these a mid range kings. In college and the knock on them was and I had Ann Lowe on my board. I think I had him at like four or 5. I just wasn't a believer. I just thought he was a glorified, like I thought it was going to be like a better version of JR Smith like a streaky super talented score who was just not going to be a reliable playmaker to run your franchise, which was extremely wrong. And but the team of comparison is that just like right away, he got to the league and he just kind of focused on doing a few of the things that he's not good at and he got better at those things right away. Yeah. And that's always like a huge sign for me. If somebody can just use their off season to join a new team and just add a couple skills that are good MBA roll skills right away that tells me that one, their malleable and they can improve too, they're willing to change their game to fit in and their ability to improve is so rapid that holy crap, their ceilings enormous if that's the case. And we're just seeing this year he's playing at a speed. There are guys in the NBA that have the physical tools to be able to get to the shot. And then there's guys that have the combination of the physical tools and the mental capacity and confidence and comfort and balance that they can just get to the spot when they want to. And we are just really seeing that where Anthos are really use he is like what like a 45 inch bird or something like that? Oh, unbelievable athlete. Unbelievable. He's mostly just kind of dancing his way through the way through everyone. What he uses more I think is his strength because what I said when he was in the draft, I had him at two or three. I can't remember..
"jr smith" Discussed on Gaming illuminaughty
"But when they made so many bad games, Legend of Korra Ninja Turtles Babylon's fall fucking scalebound didn't even come out. It looked cool, but it didn't come out. Like freaking, I was making the argument. I was like, yo, you see. They said there's a chance it might come back. He was like, no, no, I'm talking about one. Do you see how many people played it on steam day one? 600. It peaked at 600 on day one, it was a hundred people on a triple-A 600. What? 600. And it's a live stream. It's a live service game too. It's a live multiplayer co op game. They did not market that game well at all, but they did not do a good job marketing. They probably knew the writing on the wall. That's why they didn't market it. They probably realized that, yeah, this game is gonna be ass. Like, maybe it wouldn't be good. Freaking. I was making the argument. I was like, yo, is platinum games that JR Smith of video game studios? Oh, inconsistent. Yeah, like they could give you 30, and then they can also give you three. Who are you? That's what I'll try to figure out. But yeah, if I dig it, just keep working on bayonetta and get us the Astra chain too. I'm just do that. You're fine. Yeah, the lead on a halo infinite's multiplayer left. I feel like this is a game that's quietly died and it just got worse. You remember how much hate I got? No. I hate I got when I said that shit. When we said that shit. First of all, halo is like, it's an unfinished game. It lacks content on multiplayer. The story mode to scale does not have co op..
"jr smith" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"So would you take a flyer on Kevin Porter if he got released or traded? I would. I mean, sometimes the Lakers have taken on these guys who have had interesting pass. And sometimes it's worked out. We go way back in the day. You remember Isaiah JR writer? Yes. Remember that? Yeah, the Lakers brought him in. Dennis Rodman was a Laker at one point. Sometimes the Lakers take chance on these guys and sometimes it works. I mean, Dion waiters played some decent minutes for the Lakers. And you know, waiters island and all that kind of stuff. JR Smith came in. You've had some guys that have had some measure of success. Dwight, Howard, Dwight, Howard was seen as kind of a malcontent before he came to the Lake or somebody who would never accept being a role player. And he's been great at doing just that, just doing what the team needs him to do. So you never know, but I'd still be a little hesitant. I mean, it's kind of iffy because this is now the second situation where this because that's why he got traded from Cleveland. Yes, that's true. Yeah. So I mean, I liked K PJ coming out of the draft. So I'm a little biased here, but I think that would be fun to have the guy that played for USC back with the Lakers. But that's just good for you. But back to the question originally, yes, Christian wood was somehow available. I don't see why he would be. But if he was somehow available in the Lakers have a deal for him, assuming that the Jeremy grant trade that everyone and their mom is talking about doesn't go through, if you told me, well, we'll take THT from you guys and we'll give you Christian wood. I would say yes. If it was Christian wood or Jeremy grant, you're taking agreed. Can you imagine a LeBron, Stanley Johnson, Jeremy grant, and throw in two players of your choice there? That'd be fun lineup. That would be fun. Trevor ariza someone else? My thinking, I've got to come in here. My thinking with bronn and AD small ball is for a bigger trade coming that may involve us getting Jeremy grant and THT going up. Isn't any trade the Lakers do? Yes. He would have to be. You know, it's a small one. We have not done the master lock in the night. We need to do that before we call it a night here. And we've already gone way over time talking about team full of clone Lebrons and things like that. It sucks. And ducks. So let's talk about the master lock of the night. Let's get into it. What was the one thing that you would put in Chris, the masterpiece masters finishing hold? Chat, let us know your thoughts coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter. What are you putting in the master lock tonight?.
"jr smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"He's always scored. Like you go through his just look at his basketball reference. He's never been lower than 16.9 points a game. He had 23.6 in 2017. The point is, like, he, if he's going to play 30 minutes, he's going to score 1718 a game. So you have that. And then you have the pool piece. Now, you've covered pool for his whole career. He was a late first round pick, kind of a flyer. I didn't think this would turn into this where you're like, holy shit, when clay comes back, who's losing minutes, we can't take them from pool. So did you see this coming? I saw that he had the talent, right? Some of these guys. I mean, largely because of what the words needed. They don't have another guy who could, from the top of the key, make something happen. They just don't. It's very fun. That's their two creators. So you can see Jordan Poole. He's got some pando. He's got a nice little shot. It was deals terrible at first. His shot was terrible. He's done something at the shot that's decent. But now, there are some stretches where it's like, yo, they got another step. I didn't see that at all. Now, here goes some stretches where he's the complete opposite, right? He's the type, he'll chuck that 48 footer after he missed three in a row. It's like, wait a second, Jordan. That's what you do after you made three in a row. So he's got some JR Smith in them, right? But he can create off the dribble. He could get hot in the banner that Steph and clay can just not as efficiently. And he's a weapon. I don't think anybody saw this out of him. And crazy enough, it happened after he went to the G league. He got so to the G league, which was like this big working out and he comes back and he looks like a different player. He's been the Salvation for the worst kind of like draft process because they've had a lot of business. George pooh has emerged like, all right. Maybe the record isn't as bad as we thought. Well, they have last year, it was Steph didn't have a good game they lost. This year. This year's step side games when he didn't even shoot that well, and they were still winning by double digits because now they have three guys who can create something for themselves. Plus, draymond, who can create something for other people? She really had four either shooters, creators, playmakers, and then a 5th one clay comes back. And then all of these people they added who makes so much more sense for the team than last year did. The shocking one to me is Iguodala, 'cause I thought he was finished last year. He's just looking like he was done. That was it. It was over. He looked it, didn't he? Yeah. He just looks rejuvenated. He searched like Steve Kerr is always called of the adult in the room. And he still that dude. He's still the guy who's like, all right, things that I go on well, sub it Andre put the ball over his hands and he just calms everything down. He and draymond, they're like, they're like community college teachers who got some good students, right? Like, oh, we got some proteges here, right? We're excited about teacher. Jonathan could be good, Gary Payton a second. Kind of guys who are in their ill, right? Who think like them and what a mother and want to make plays or defense that are just eating everything they say. Just eating it up. It's a bit of a rejuvenation. You can see Azure. He's just so valuable. Steph loves having them. Draymond loves having them. Everybody loves Andre Ryan. I do think that has helped her. But I don't know why I don't know how he got more spring. I don't know, how he looks faster. This is watching him in Miami. He's like, yeah, he's 37. And he's such a physical freak. It was jarring to watch him at Miami. He was like, oh okay, this is dude who's always been incredible shape. Always been incredible athlete. You can start seeing that he's not, right? You can start seeing it. It's like, oh, wow, Audrey finally started declining. And then he comes here and he's like dunking and running a break. It's incredible. It's incredible. Credit. Yeah, usually when they hit that point, it never comes back. That's not, especially with the swing guys. Like, Desean Marian types that relied on athleticism at least for a little what they did. So the hoop's IQ, but there would be this little cliff that you saw. And then that was it. That was it. There was a moment in that Charlotte game. Charlotte's Charlotte's up to, and they inbound it in roger has the ball, and it was Iguodala and I think it was draymond and they're both coming at him and it was like watching wild kingdom in the 70s where it was like, uh oh. The oh my God, the and they just kind of pushed him toward half court and they were coming in and it was like,.
"jr smith" Discussed on SPORTS GOOFS
"Gm is not make those hard to sell ya so he yeah he did two things he he And doing casey won the coach of the year that too that was one. And he got rid of a beloved Franchise icon and the marta rosen. Right so the prize was what what do you want to be. you know. And i don't think brad stevens i think i like brad stevens for what it's worth. I think he made a reputable team right with butler. And i think he did well with the celtics as coach transition. I'll just don't know if he did. He shouldn't have taken this job if he was if he was like tired of coaching. Whatever you go back to college play for you know coach for a high. I'm more prestigious college program and come back to the nba. whatever or move on someplace else. I'm an barclay go. it's hard it's yeah you could do broadcasting and then eventually get hired again. I just feel like act. He definitely wasn't gonna go from boston. To like a middling franchise aminul sacramento amat. Sacramento's lewis is the fact that ownership probably sold him on the prospect of that strategy or that or ownership felt he was like so valuable. They couldn't lose like we'll make you the job you know. I don't know. I guess also just desparation to boston as well. They've set up this team. They are effects. I mean the the they've been kinda there there. That's that's really what it feels like. And it's like they're in contention but they never really been in contention like they had two seasons nothing isaiah. It's obvious they had two seasons of true contention when facing off against lebron and the cavs in them that one year with kyrie. But that didn't work out. Do they even go to the eastern conference finals. Vicar or call. I think basketball. I think they did. But carrie was injured right so so it was of basically done from there anyways their championship window. I mean variance shut them. It's very very very close shutting right now and that's the whole fan even. Yeah exactly and even then. I don't know how much you can say. They had a championship window. Because i don't think they would have been anybody in the west and they definitely can't but in east right now can't be milwaukee. Sheriff how are you going to beat miami but go from boston. Because it's kinda At this brad. Stevens and i got nothing else for him is that it's kinda like you're on that break up. I love you. But i don't know how to like. Be without you. Yeah that could be a thing to and that's what it feels like but in happier news. somebody's such frauds. It's so we'll see. I mean there. They're five and two. It's fan it's irregular. It's another regular season team right. They'll rack up. There wins but with a new york. Knick seem that it's actually contending. That might be a bit of a change that that could be interesting to watch and the wizards are. Apparently you listen. You told all the good players has thanks to bring history. It's the equivalent equivalent of denver. Got those players from the carmelo anthony. Yeah ty lawson's guys. Jr smith 'cause we're fundamentally sound players now was Washington suffering from bad draft. picks points. Simple like they had no one sound so no sound substance of your like. I will give you montreal harris our heroine..
"jr smith" Discussed on BallCourt - The World of Basketball with Coach Drew
"He has a dream a doing college sports than going pro. yes chair. Smith is a freshman on the call tea and he looks great. I saw him take a couple of shots. I'm saying his warm is absolutely amazing. You looks like he's been doing this his whole life and he doesn't even play basketball. Never played best book whenever drank any with his shirt off on a float. But the way. I am saying absolutely much applause. Golf clock yes golf. Five or jr smith that big things. Shout out to you my brother you keep on doing what you're doing and you keep on making those ways i guarantee future. If you keep a one direction you will be celebrated on gopals on what you don't want to give a big out to. Cwf's sports and yes yes. It is official. If you're listening to the cw or cw in radio you can now get it on iheartradio. Yes the ahead and check it out right there on. Iheart radio as well as go to see with dot com. Make sure you have that bookmarks. 'cause he wanted to make sure that every time i drive a new show article video or anything that you're going to be the first to see and it's going to be up to date is going to be fresh. You lost check out. Some of the other shows on there as well not to mention there will be a new episode of less ticket and we might have a base for all. My new york. Basketball play had another. Say anything but i will let you figured it out. I want everybody for giving me this opportunity to come to your home. Sent here and talk to you and talk a little bit about basketball. We chatted up. Do this all day. But i'm glad that our allows you to do this for you. Big being shot out the cw sports. Go ahead and check now also wherever you can get your ibaz Podcasts whether it's a apple podcasts. Or google podcast. Make sure you have to go to vacation turned on. Make sure you find when ball court win. Ding not coach his day. I will see our next hour right here on ball court. I'm your host coach drill. This has been the world of basketball. Let the world keep on spending until we meet again..
"jr smith" Discussed on PTI
"Time people happy thirty six birthday. Jr smith this has nothing to do with smith's basketball accomplishments including two nba championships with lebron james and has nothing to do with smith for getting the score of the game. Which famously did with lebron james this has to do with smith and rolling north carolina. Anc to play golf and get an education. Smith jumped from high school to the pros so he had all his college eligibility left. He's using it today and t- and it looks like through social media. All of us will be along for the ride. Smith is already posting about loving his golf teammates and charmingly about his test. Anxiety and cataloging. Wonder minute such things as the size of continents. I didn't care smith as a player. But i am warm by his decision to go to college. All i want to know is if he will wear a golf shirt to play or go shirtless as he did after the championship. with cleveland. tony is you know. One of the great things. About being a sportswriter. Is sometimes you peel back the curtain or the locker room door. You get to see what people are really liking. They're often different than this professional thing. We see and so. Jr smith is a basketball player. I you know Jr smith is guy to sit around and talk with and being the company he's fabulous. He's engaging he has a lot to say he the golf passionate. I've known about tony. Because i've been out around golf. Course when been there is just a wonderful due to be around. And so i am so happy that he's found this niche in his life and i hope it works for him as well as it appears to already happy anniversary chip kelly on this day. Eight years ago kelly made his nfl. Coaching debut with the philadelphia eagles. He was considered a great get. Every was so successful and innovative at oregon. The eagles hired kelly to replace andy reid and he opened with a bang. Running all fifty-three plays in the first half against washington jumping out to a thirty three to seven lead. Kelly won ten games in each of his first two seasons but after going six and nine in the third he was abruptly fired. Kelly caught on at san francisco. But the forty niners quickly pulled the plug after one season of two and fourteen the downward spiral had continued at ucla. Where kelly was eleven twenty one and three seasons but so far this year there is light. Ucla open by hammering. Hawaii followed that up by upsetting. Lsu ucla is now ranked sixteenth and after years of stumbling. Kelly may have found footing. Sony easy for me to root for chip kelly. Now hope he does. Well where are you on the washington. Football team nickname. I guess those names out there. Now are you picking backing one of those names to washington football team. I want. that's all i want. You've caught like all. i want. Good happy trails to the raise. They were done in last night. On offense and defense by boston's hunter renfrew in the fourth inning. Renfrew throughout tampa runner. At second in the bottom of the eighth renfro hit a two run bomb over the green monster to turn a one. Oh deficit into a two to one lead. And the top of the ninth. Renfro ended the game on this. Throw to third from deep center after the centerfield. Miss the cash. Maybe it's more meaningful to renfro. Because he was on the raise last year as platoon player hitting only one fifty six renfro sitting to sixty seven this year with twenty eight. Home dat renfrew. All baseball would sixteen outfield assists. Four more than anyone else is sixteen assists in the most from boston. Rightfielder in more than sixty years. Even more than the great dwight evans who topped out at fifteen three different times. Tony being a former tampa player played into this last night because renfro got to his locker and check this phone. He had messages from the other. Clubhouse that i thought that was reno. There's so much beef in hated times in baseball you forget people play for multiple teams in your lives and they knew each other this very collegial it can be and that was gonna be cool. Mom what what a hose that guy's got from right the steelers and star pass rusher. Tj what have reportedly agreed to a four year extension worth eighty million dollars fully guaranteed at signing and the ravens are signing running back devante freeman to their practice squad. Everybody's on practice squad. Let's go to the big finish the us men's soccer team beat honduras. Four to one last night. Are you impressed. Well yes because at halftime looked like the coach could have been fired at halftime. The united states they got turned around. sidney crosby will likely miss training camp in the first two weeks of the regular season after wrist. Surgery is out of the deal. He's thirty seven. I believe he gets hurt a lot but he can play sixty games and play in the playoffs. That's what you want him for nick. Sabin question alabama's intensity this week ahead of its big game with mercer. Are you buying this. Well yeah because their kids and they're probably looking at this like fans of mercer. But you know nick savings not having that that's why they're alabama and they went all the time he doesn't leave any stone turn on turn. Do it charges running back. Austin heckler missed wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury that significant tony. He's a good player and there at the football team this week so i get to see him last one. Us open women's semi's tonight we got. I got routed kanu. I got fernandes. Eighteen and nineteen eighty effectively unseated. Both wow can't wait to watch. I had it wrong on crosby's thirty four years old. I'm thirty seven times to time trying to better the next time. I'm tony kornheiser. You get that last bit of math right. Almost i'm like well. Same time tomorrow. Knucklehead you can get the podcast on the.
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"jr smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Don't even score the last five minutes other than the kyri three. It's stunning for for golden state said to be in that drought. That's the thing that that so stark about it their home and nervous and it's just a rock fight and festus z. Laze in there for some reason. Lebron racing to threes over them then. Nobody scores for four minutes. Brutal boston two thousand tan game seven. Where they blew the eighteen point lead. They just ran out. They have enough guys and the lakers are really good. But we're like a guy short because perkins was out and then The last one. I have is cleveland. Two thousand eighteen k the jr smith game game. It was a game one so not as devastating but yes lebron lebron knew it he he was he knew that was it for the series there. We're going to beat them five times. So i have those nine and i think if the bucks blue that game i think it's the third worst out of all those europe ten and you're missing free throws and you leave paul wide open on that. Three at the top of the perimeter for no reason at all booker hits that crazy going to his right three and then you just. Can't you just seem nervous. And you fall apart and you lose that fucking awful. Yeah they were up ten in the fourth quarter. I think they were up. Fourteen at one point in the fourth quarter but they were up eight with two minutes and twenty three seconds left when darren what oh anyone twelve. They were two and a half. They were up there up ten with three twenty left and we had to mrs from middleton and a holiday miss and then they put the freak on the line and this is again like how what a fine line were in here extolling the virtues of the freak and yet that game was him standing on the free and by the way the free throw that he missed after the value. Brilliant miss which which you know should have been. This is why the sons are gonna lose the series. They kit they couldn't get a defensive rebound when they needed it. It's just that that that close Between these two teams. I think the biggest mistake they made the in game five was not playing cam. Johnson over crowder. I think they i think are a little too in love with the safety of crowder the same way. The bucks are a little in love with the safety of pj. tucker sure. But i think they. I.
"jr smith" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Do you. He said sarcastically. I appreciate what you just said in. Obviously when we talked about this a couple of days back. I defended lamar to appoint because obviously he knows what those kids are thinking and feeling because he was one of those kids not long ago during the problem with lamar that i see from a distance is he's still got too much of those kids in him he he's still hasn't grown all the way up to respect and appreciate the responsibility. He has to his team as the face of the franchise and say a recent former. Mvp of this league and a man standing on the precipice of signing what the biggest contract in the history of the sport. I think he will grow some point soon right down and yet he's willing to risk that at what price to tutor scaling. He wanted to keep it real. I'm keeping it real. I got the hair the thing. Keep it real to your family. Keep it real to yourself. I'm not saying not go back and talk to the kea now. We still got that clip of aaron donald. Aaron donald did it very same thing. He got a camp in these targeted. Myth where did you get those shoes from. He said nike he. He's like wow. He's if i want to be just like you one day and aaron. Donald says no. You're going to be better than me. Don is doing the exact same thing. Lamar jackson is doing. He's light. He's talking to the key if he rang positively without putting himself at risk. You go hand lamar. You're right. I was out of line for for trying to give you some advice that could potentially help you. Take a listen to the issues. They made them from. He made me wealth. You better than me. He's doing the exact same thing. Lamar jackson is without putting himself at risk. Lamar i'm not criticizing you for going back and talking to the kids. Are they used to. Guys used to do a lot of a lot of football camp. Everybody had camped back in the day. Now guys do maybe like golf tournaments or maybe a softball tournaments but that was a big thing. When i first got into lee everybody had a football Have football clinic and they will put on for the youth and we gotta we gave the kids instruction we spoke each each guy. We have reggie white. In my brother's football care brett far barry sanders they all come. Speak positively positive toward the kids. Let them know there was something greater out there for them. then we're currently. Yeah that's all. I'm saying lamar. I'm not trying to crucify you for talking to the kids. Enchanted lamar didn't acknowledge. He's on a basketball court in street clothes in sort of st shoes or barefoot at one point he just shoes off and he's playing db and then he's running routes as a receiver on the hard basketball court on concrete. Well juris. I know he doesn't realize but you remember. We used to play artificial turf but they pulled it up because it said it was too dangerous. They poured it up so he's running routes basketball court. But that's not dangerous. Not imported up officials tour football players because they said it's too dangerous and the injuries occur occurring to regularly but lamar jackson played positions. That he does not play. He didn't want to play in rightfully so i. Would you know what. I should have kept my mouth shut. I'll keep moving forward now. How about this though contents at his teammates were left in shock and awe three honest this huge block on eight last night. A lot of people have compared to two lebrons iconic lock in the two thousand sixteen final soceidad. Who had the better block mistake. Lebron because i believe a has had a game changing block in game. Four lebron had a championship changing block in game seven so because of the stakes were a little higher in game. Seven in game. Or i'm going to say lebron but yacht is blocked with insatiable. Jaanus block is being overrated. But it's still better than lebron's because let's be honest about this lebron's blocked back in two thousand sixteen was assisted and set up by. Jr smith undercutting iga dolla. So again it's split. It was a bicycle built for two. In the end at least jaundiced went solo on his block. But you told me but you told me. Devon booker telegraphed a mile away. You say that was a very routine block de anybody could have made it. So how difficult is it if devon booker telegraph that anybody could made. That's how little respect i have for. Lebron talk that's gotta go. I'm talking to you. You lebron james ever. I can promise you this gift. Sharing great stuff to her on. Now have a good day..
"jr smith" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Should've kept my mouth skill. I'll keep my mouth shut moving forward now. How about this though pattinson at his teammates were left in shock and awe three honest. This huge block on eight last night. A lot of people have compared to to lebron's iconic lock in the two thousand sixteen final. Who had the better block. I'm a stay with lebron. Because i believe he aac has had a game changing block in game. Four lebron had a championship changing block in game seven so because of the stakes were a little higher in a game. Seven in game. Or i'm gonna say lebron but yacht is blog was sensational. Janas block is being overrated. But it's still better than lebron's because let's be honest about this lebron's blocked back in two thousand sixteen was assisted and set up by. Jr smith undercutting iga dala. So again it's split. It was a bicycle built for two in the end. At least honest went solo on his block. But you told me. But you told me. Devon booker telegraph diplomat mile away. You say that was very routine block that anybody could have made it. So how difficult is it. If devon booker telegraph that anybody could have made it. That's how little respect i have for lebron's got to go talk to you. Lebron ever i can promise you. That yoga gift shared a great stuff to hers on. Now have a good day..
"jr smith" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Push the button to sit down eight and was headed to the pin house with a great lob but it was off-target long and high if the lobby had been at the rim we might have had a collision at the rim and at least eight and would have been going to the free throw line. But this way he's bending backward he's at a complete disadvantage here. It was completed vantage jaanus and to his credit. He went ahead and executed the predictable block number. Skip that the past wasn't perfect but it wasn't horrible either in eight and what a finish that play if he was alone or just about any other player in the league was there to finish that play so so that's not what stopped in remaking it was jaanus and like shannon. Say he met him at the top of the square. So everything you describe. You act like that simple to do as i say. What's the big deal about. You say both all he does is run. Well he does it faster nearby bells regardless maybe share. Maybe afghani davis could've made that play. Okay i'm gonna show one more time for chris's edification last year against denver in the bubble. I want to show you a colli lynyrd block. This is a man's block this where you go straight up at the rim with the wrong hand left-handed on jamal murray who has a full head of steam and tries to throw at right down your throat and coli blocks it with the middle finger of his left hand. It's all advantage jamal at that point. He's got the running start. He's got all the momentum he's got the force behind him and y just goes flat footed straight up and blocked it. That's a great block to me. That's a colty guesswork. chris. I just looked it up. They live tomorrow. Murray's high fix put three which means he's actually fix put. Thank you stop it. I looked it up okay. Excessive things skip. Not this is not been footer. Janas was seven footer. or seven footer. Yes so nice is a great black but on these blocking a to guard. Who do he doesn't have a running start like janas did. Last night wasn't running. He took a step no launch worth. There was he thought he he drops down and go straight up. That's what he does. We know he can jump out of the gym at six eleven. But by the way i got naptime after correct kris on one of the things he's saying lebron's block in twenty fifteen was a ten i mean. Jr smith deserves five of it. Then so it must be five and five. Because jr smith cuts off iga runs underneath him slows him up where he has to double clutch laid off the glass instead of donkey and lebron has time to catch up and chase down and blindside block. It sneak attack. That's is that a great block to you. Yes because he went awarding skip. Yup a you know that if the ball hits the war i is goaltending right video. Hit the backboard before lebron block it would have been goaltending was liberal. Have an inch leader. What timing was spectacular. Beverly hey fabric that. Nobody can score the basketball. The first team to score is a team win the broth. Not on my watch away. I thought kyrie irving hit the last shot to win. That game skill said the the first team to score was going to be the team that we and iggy had the first opportunity in the bronx. They're not on my watch when they call them to watch him 'cause he sees all now. I've never heard tonight on f s one. He was men's national team. Looks to take control of roof. Stage play with a second straight win as they battled martinique and the gold cup. It all kicks off tonight at nine thirty eastern on f s one and the fox sports app despite some public appearances at various golf outings. In the past ten days aaron rodgers has remained quiet but his plans to return to green bay. And now adam schefter as a warning out to packer. Fans are still hoping that. Qb shows up for training camp on july twenty eighth on his podcast. Schefter said quote. The one thing. I feel very comfortable and confident. In saying is aaron rodgers does not want to play there anymore shannon. Do you believe he'll never play the backers again. I know out of jeff debate. Well as adam schefter reporting on something. He's getting from big bear good authority. Actually we've got to your skipping nine thousand nine hundred. We're very good friends. Adamant i used to go out to eat a lot. We go to a lot and eating and converts. Even though i didn't divulge any information if you can believe that but anyways gift i will say this. It seems to me that aaron rodgers hell bent on not playing for the packers now the packers theme to be hell bent on holding him bear. You either play for us or you play for no one and there's a because what they're trying to do they're trying to have it both ways air we'll act we'll trade you but only the next year ariza's al. Now if y'all won't to play this year give me money. Give me guaranteed money and then you can trade me next year. But i'm not coming back and playing on this on this. These numbers with no assurance. Because he's looking at. I don't have anything to lose. I got nothing to lose and atom. Also said on the podcast. Is that tom. Brady is the envy of a lot of guys. Because they saw tom brady move from one location at the twenty years have no say. It didn't have a say in every decision that they made moving forward. Oh you wanna w brown sure you won't have to get gronk. Sure you go right tackle. Sure you wanna shady mccoy sure tell you guy you cut him anyway. I i won't that guy you don't bring him in so i will go. So where where. They're going to give me a little same paying. Manny started this kill because bateman came to deliver either. This is kind of what i need is where my career without before. He's not listen dismay all that. Now that you've got john fox so you won't drop it. Sure you always get georgia. Sure sure era says the all these other guys getting this and here. I am giving sixteen years and you give me nothing air roger. We gotta whatever you need. Whatever you want to denver. We got your bra. So i also know. Adam schefter. I have nothing. But the highest regard for adam schefter and your attempts to wine and dine him as a young reporter covering your your team so that you could buy insurance from. Him and favorable treatment were futile. Because there's no way that adam would stoop to any of that. I make that very clear now. Back to jimmy's question. I still have a gut feeling a sneaking suspicion. I could be wrong about this but i'm going instincts here. Well let me finish my sneaking suspicion. Is that.
"jr smith" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Men. Ten of eleven from the free throw line one steal one block this. Jr smith game. I remember it's funny. I remember walking around that day and this was the second time they were about to face kadian finals and he didn't have kyrie this time. I remember telling a friend leader. These exact words. Now's maybe if lebron scores fifty points they have a chance. And that's literally what he did. I've never seen a player. Will his team the entire game. I remember feeling like okay. This is the moment we're golden state's gonna pull away and go on one of those big runs right in the bron- just never let it happen. He no he only sat for two minutes. I think it was the most control in control. He's ever been a game in his life and we don't have to relitigate what it meant when durant signed with the warriors etc. Oh lebron held to a higher standard in the series whatever whatever whatever that those were not too evenly matched teams okay. That was one of the. Most unevenly matched finals matchups of probably the last thirty years. And and we all know that if the celtics advanced that finals would have been a total. Terry rozier just would've taken over and we would have a different conversation. But but i digress. I just thought it was a. And i remember telling someone side written after the game and i actually kinda regret. This will never forgive. Joe smith wrote what happened at that blunder. And i was trying to explain to a friend why i felt so strongly about it. And you could say this about any nba player. It's not just lebron. But would you know the like sacrifices. The lebron's the steps durant's jimmy's make in their lives to be in a position..
"jr smith" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports
"This. Nba fans lebron. James is no longer the player that can carry a franchise for an entire season. Lebron james no longer the guy were says. We have the bronze. So as long as the broncos lebron we don't have major troubles lebron is no longer the lebrun. Best case scenario for james and the lakers is to give him an get him in a position to be as his best for the conference finals. Nba finals pray to god. Pray to jehovah prey to whoever you pray. Pray to allah or pray to the devil. Whoever you pray to that anthony davis can elevate his game even more because the more brian james of as long as he's here the lakers are fine. Regardless of anything else outside. Anthony davis is no longer applicable to the situation. The terms of the lakers winning championships. The lebron james who impose his will to become the most dominant player for an entire playoff series. That man no longer exists. He made me do it for one. Speaking about a playoff series going seven gained lebron james and there he might be dominant for one and a half he might be dominant for A seven minute stretch in the fourth dominant for a quarter. But let me tell you some a lebron james of game six of the twenty twelve eastern conference finals against boston with miami down three game two. He came to boston garden and scored forty five. Points grabbed fifteen rebounds and had five or six. Lebron james has not come through the door. The game one of two thousand eighteen in the nba finals against golden state. Where he had fifty one points. Eight rebounds eight assists in play forty eight minutes and then the at jr smith because he forgot to shoot the ball. He had the chance that lebron is not come through that door. That virgin of the bron. James is never coming back in any way shape or form you might see flashes of it. You might see one game of that. You might see one half of that. But the lebron james who carry the cleveland cavaliers to the nba finals against the golden state warriors. Twenty eighteen to that series. That lebron james is not coming back. Did you see what kevin durant in the type of performance that he had in game. Five against milwaukee lebron. James is not doing that. Lebron gene even king close to doing that physically. He would be done for a week. He would be spent four week. That lebron james is not coming back so the question. Can anthony davis become that player the franchise whereas like lebron's going to have to say. Hey man is your team. I'm coming along for the ride l. Help you and i'll be a really good robin. But you gotta be a bad bam. Because with me be a batman and then cutting no more every franchise superstar player for the most part has to do that every iconic basketball player. Eventually had to do that. We'll chamberlain had to do that for nine. Hundred sixty six sixty seven season seven times willing to scoring championship scoring fifty points. A game all of a sudden. It's like well. We've got other players on the team. We don't need you to go out and score thirty five or forty a game. Two will average twenty four points. Twenty eight rebounds scorned scheme between four points. Twenty four rebounds seven assists shot about sixty percent from the field curtailed. His scoring ability philadelphia was sixty eight and thirteen won the nba championship. Korean did it with magic johnson. Nineteen eighty-seven all of a sudden magic average. Twenty four points. A game the lakers one the nba championship and johnson earned his first. Mvp award. david robinson did that with ten dunkin when he found out his career was near the end and he was leaving it without an nba championship..
"jr smith" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"So you're right about that. Yeah we could. I just wrote all day about it all night about that but yeah so absolutely i mean. I'm glad you brought that up. Because it was. I considered too and like in thinking about why left. My listed probably is a bias that i have for like. How great is the individual player. That did it. So i loved it. He's on your list actually since he's Right before you give me your next game. I just want to say that. I watch this game My wife and i went on a little mini vacation. That wasn't really a vacation. We went to florida Last week or two weeks ago whenever this game was To stay at my in-laws just bought a condo and on santa bell island so we had this place to ourselves like overlooking the ocean. so beautiful while My wife had just gone to bed and We just gotten there. I think that day or the previous day and I'm pretty sure that there were two. There were three games that night and two of them were on either turner. Espn and was on mba tv. The nuggets blazers was on the nba tv. This condo did not have in dat. So i watched it on my phone and was just cackling canadian. I was laying down on a couch Just holding the phone up over my head at midnight or whenever it was just like hallucinating. Like maybe a drowned earlier in the day. And this was heaven. Me just watching damian lillard on my phone hit ridiculous shots like i. It was it was. It was like a spellbinding performance. that was i'll just i'll never forget that. Yeah no i was doing the same thing. I just laughing like an idiot watching the game because the shots were just like they were hilarious at a certain point like it made it at a certain point it just went beyond all reason like what he was doing and got progressively crazier and those are the of performances. I think that like belong on this list and my pin so hit us with your next one. Chris sure so. I think this would actually goes outside of what i just said. As far as like how ridiculous it was is. But i'll i'll give it anyway. Just because i think this one actually has more potential be overlooked and others in a loss and series loss which i think is probably the more the bigger staying for him. lebron's game. One in two thousand eighteen the catholic. Jr smith dribbled out the ball. I mean it's never to. Is it okay. so so. we're on the same page. I mean this dude almost had a fifty point triple double in game. One of a finals were like pretty much. His team was thought to have no real chance. They did end up having a chance. But only because of lebron. I mean let me see if i have it pulled up. I think as far as the numbers with it like let's see so he got twenty one from kevin love but kevin love was one of eight from three. The team was ten of thirty seven from three and lebron lebron was three of seven so basically the rest of the team was what worse than twenty five percent from the field from three fifty one eight.
"jr smith" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"Will thank aright. I wasn't sure how the lakers were going to come out with. Anthony davis out in game five. I had anticipated one of those warrior games from lebron james where he just says. Okay if i gotta take over. I do and for the first couple of minutes of the game. It sure looked like that. Lebron james made sure everybody got involved. we've found them with good passes the took a couple of shots of his own and then everything fell apart and they were out of it before you even got the halftime and it was it was. It was just one of those things like. We're not winning this game. Forget it but that's a thirty point loss that got tagged on them and if they come back with the same lineup and do not have. Anthony davis maybe not pope as well. Do they win this game even though it's in la. I don't think venue madison in those playing time came. We don't know you know you could always go broke in this business wondering how severe an injury is but let me. Just say this about you guys. You know i've been propping up. Anthony davis i think people are dismissive of how brilliantly he played in the bubble bob. He wasn't exactly willis reed the other night but let me just put it that way with with with this groin injury and i know dr album is a. He's he says you know. I've never grown knowledge est of the first order he goes. He's he gives papers. Bob ed grind conferences all over the world. Yeah it's it's how he fits that in with the rest of his schedule. I'll never know. Let me just say that again bob. Okay because you were there. That night anthony is not exactly willis raid out against the lakers and propelling them by making a couple of jump shots. Well that's a tough. That's a tough comparison for anybody you know and i say to get back. He's not exactly a military well. Lord charles barkley clothes. It's not just about this game about his entire career so that the general reputation is acquired for sure. Now yes yes. A big lakers. Fans i know have been telling me this about anthony davis since he got to town even even through the championship. And and i'm telling you know he doesn't mitch if he doesn't play tonight the chapter going out in the first round that's it they are. Oh i think so you think so. Yeah i tonight or just in general steel one tonight. But i'm telling you i was. I was impressed as as depressed as i was watching the lakers. I was so impressed with the sons. And i think we talked about that. I said you guys the other day. Devon booker really hasn't showed up yet. Well guess what. He showed up the other night then. Of course the x factor. The the variable is paul shoulder. We don't know that that seems to be in and out in and out who knows but if he's got if he's healthy enough to play when he was down on the floor grimacing and you thought that's it he's done for the series then he he a little bit of a soccer star quality to some of these bills. Mitch you know when you get tripped up. And they act like they've taken three bullets. I mean a. I'm on the fence. On chris paul because when he's not a hundred percent i think he's a detriment to them as much as he is a help i know his leadership helps and calms him down and all that. But you know you watch them kind of try to make the same moves that he's known for and it doesn't work and you're of giving away possession so i'd like to see everybody at full strength. I always prefer to watch teams at full. Strength is no fun rooting against i call it loose ends. I mitch. I've always said i hate loose ends. You know. and and and that's that's what it is right and that's what this is likely to be. But the thing. The thing about devon booker is he doesn't do what he did the other night on the road. Now maybe he changes tonight but he says he's just a different player at home. And when you watch them you know just strong up these incredible shots in in in in game five and you think how how the hell are they gonna lose. They lose because he doesn't play like that all the time and so if he's not like that and chris. Paul isn't like that tonight. And lebron james. You know mike you said you can go broke betting on injuries. Trying to you can go. Broke trying to bet against lebron james to in a winner. Take all game and something tells me that you know. He'll he'll do something even if davis isn't there that this is not going to be a thirty point loss. You know if if they lose it will be you know in the fourth quarter at some point and i'm not sure the sons are ready for that yet. You know it's easy to win a thirty point game you just coast you just you just do straight on the team when you take that much of a lead at home you spend the rest of the of the second half just straight arming them and so you can't get close to me. We're gonna win this thing. It's a lot harder to win on the road when you haven't won a playoff series in a long time against the defending champions and arguably the best player to ever play i bet against them plus the pressure of the elimination game that for a new experience for the group and all you need to know about elimination games as toronto maple leafs who have lost their last eight so right despite having thunder i want to go back to the maps and the clippers for one second. Did you guys see the video of rondo with kawai. After a three point from the corner. I did mike that was that was that was very interesting for me. Because it involved the sainted kawai leonard. Bob admit i was wondering if a rhonda was saying. I know you made that shot wants to. Do you think you're going to continue to make it. He was bringing him into the principal's office right there. That was that was something to see. That was playoff. Rondo right there because it was basically w t f. was that you know that shot. Yeah yeah what are you doing kind of thing. Yeah like when the bron james did that to. Jr smith remember finals with the hell and it was. It was very interesting. The clippers you know they. They continue to be the girl with the curl when they're good. They're very good and when they're bad they're awful and that was awful both staples center teams. Could go out by the end of this week and Sorry tyler no basketball to watching l. a. Let's see you know he's still got it. The last wants the hardest one to win. And i'm with bobby. Phoenix has no muscle memory on this now. Not it's going to be. I do not see them. Winning a close game I i just see this going seven games. I could be wrong. We'll find out in short period of time. All right. there's one more thing we need to talk about Gentleman.
"jr smith" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA
"If the if there's a reason why the this is the first video pops up when you go into. Espn dot com nuggets. Botch game-tying possibility. Order wanted to be the superstar or he didn't realize the moment i it's happening. It's happening with the most infamous with jr smith in the in the final score was tried to take it out rebounded. He tried to take it out right and it's like no go right back up with the game. Yeah so that. I it does happen. Those brain lapses happened but to me. It feels like this team is not disciplined little undisciplined. They don't know really. They don't have their identity. Yeah yokich is great. Murray looking like he's starting to play better but their identity seems to be just missing and that's when undisciplined teams lose find ways to lose games. Yeah i i think sometimes the role. Other than joker and murray. I don't know the row now. Michael green is a play. They're still battling a lot of a lot of injuries and stuff right but i. I don't know that anybody else's role is clear on this team. Yeah other than those guys. Puerto you're going to start tonight but we'll see what the matchup looks like the next night. Faulk who you're going to go from six minutes to starting we're gonna start all guards late. I mean we're going. we're going small. I mean look at that lineup. That was a small lineup late in that game so i. I don't know the identity of this team bill. Sappy and the guys that they like and rely on haven't been there. So i mean those things do start to take a toll and you're you are forced to just kind of throw out these gimmicky lineups until you figure something out or you. Will you hit the panic button yet. Not yet i mean. Honestly the lakers aren't where are they should be either and they have. They have drama going on in l. A. with anthony davis and lebron. I mean they're not that bad yet but the also breaks coming up. I said the nuggets the two four and two before going into the one and one they got. What forty four games. Yeah they got oklahoma city tomorrow. So yeah i mean you gotta come out of this at least few games over five hundred and then make your push. They make that move to get in. It seems like we've all been waiting for but it just has not happened yet so we'll wait and see it's going to be a fun whole show Coming up later today. You don't have any jokes for me. Just the nuggets execution expecting that. Yeah it was. That's bad but Funny friday here. No no twelve today today brady whole. Thanks for stopping by. We'll have We'll have steve smiley on tacoma. Unc win will have As i said harrison wind of dvr nuggets. and then we'll have kevin lytle. Thanks hey you don't. You don't need to throw pretty football's to be a quarterback. I don't know the also don't have to hire a special teams coordinator at i mean that'll special teams coordinator. You don't need a quarterback idol's going to be fired up for that one that'd be a fun interview looking for to the whole show twelve to two. We need to take a break. We'll come back at the week in review here on no cornell presented by the agencies northern colorado's voice thirteen ten k..
"jr smith" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Again today that's there again. Com slash office there again. Com. All right, so welcome and Keith. How are you doing, man? I'm doing good, man. Yeah, it's you said trade season hasn't even really officially opened. It doesn't actually open for about another two weeks of February 6th is one all the guys who signed them off season can be moved and in that that's usually when trade season opens. That's the equivalent of December 15th in a in a normal NBA calendar. But yeah, we saw the Hardin deal another trade last night, you know agreed to Kevin Porter Jr. I know we're going to talk about that and just a minute here. But yeah, we've got all sorts of sorts of stuff going on and I've got some thoughts when we get into why you took such as this pains me to say we may not see a very active trade season. Don't say hey. Yeah. I know killer right? Mr. Wet blanket, but yeah, well we talked about em, but you want to get into the recent transactions first and then we'll talk to a recent transactions will get into that and you want to let me say this at least at least we've got some new Marvel stuff going on Thursday. I've got a Heritage got one division happening. So we at least got that to occupy his just in case it's not a busy trade season, but you're right. There's already some happening around the NBA. You mentioned the Kevin Porter Jr. Thing off. That was what a protected second round pick from the Houston Rockets do the Cavs in exchange for Kevin Porter Jr. Had some issues in the locker room was not pleased that his locker was given away. Some Choice words were said things were thrown not a great situation. But now he is a Houston Rocket. What is it about Cleveland and throwing it in the laws of the JR Smith through was it off swollen Super Bowl super tight? Tyloo. I think it was if I remember correctly, or maybe it was David Blatt or somebody it was a coach or memories over bullet super coach. Come on. Hey, maybe they need better Foods. They're not throwing it around the locker room. Maybe that's the the issue there. Yeah, you know Kevin Porter Jr. So here's what's going on with him in the offing. Reason for the Cavs remember they were not one of the teams that was part of the restart. So they had the long offseason. They were you know mid-march to all the way up until teams kind of reconvened in late November early December. So so for him what we saw was he got in a little bit of trouble off the court a lot of those charges were dismissed or wiped away or whatever term you want to use their so but the Cavs basically said are we going to get you back on track and he had some problems at USC to which that's what caused him to fall to the end of the first round and if you remember Cleveland bought that pic from Detroit just bought it for cash, which is not something you see usually happen to draft Porter. They also a condition of buying that pic in agreeing to draft quarter. They got him to agree to take less than the hundred and 20% amount of the rookie scale for the first round pick it only took 80% in the birth. Which which is so we just specify.
Anthony Davis Has Room to Grow
"GonNa Focus on the Lakers, which as an editor is near and dear to my heart because sharks picked the biggest red meat team on on on the table here. But they've been really impressive with us are there to one and Anthony Davis looks like probably the best player in the bubble thus far chunks. Why don't you leaders us through some of the things that have been happening with Lakers why think for the record this is called the impossibly good-looking persons corner just clarify. For. Their how dare sir? Okay so we're looking at the Lakers thing to me that's jumped out in the first three games is how they're playing when Anthony Davis playing without Lebron on. So that was been their biggest problem. All season is those non Lebron ad minutes because he idea was. Okay. If you have a D- then Lebron can rest he can get. His breaking it as time off, and they'll still be fine. But before the restart when eighty was out of the Ron, he was minus three and five, hundred, six, hundred minutes as those are important minutes Lakers have to win in the restart I mean obviously is a very small sample size but who cares where we're doing podcasts in the restart their plus night. Eighties playing without Lebron. That's just a massive flip on their whole situation and to me watching those minutes was set out to me I think number one. Not Having region Rondo. I think that really kind of low key killed their team because when rondos playing he has to have the ball right like Rondo can't play off the ball Swiss hole in the ball he's not really a threat to score someone's really guarding him and then on defense that giving you much either so like Alex the numbers when ad and Rondo without Lebron it was minus five and without Rondo they're playing Caruso and waiters with a d the floor is spread and the thing. Anthony. Davis. You don't need a traditional point guard Anthony, Davis give eighty the ball in the mid postals kill people right? He gets the ball then it kicks shooter instead of the Rondo. So it's like ADP without Rondo back great and the other thing too is eighty at the five. So they're going eighty Kuzma than like Greener Casey Caruso waiters whatever. Eighty s numbers at the five the year are insane. They're absolutely ridiculous. So cab. Looking at that with no Devellano Dwight Eighty has a usage of twenty eight shooting of Sixty six point six. Now base that means in English as eighties in the ball, like he's hardener Jaanus and he's been the most efficient player in the league. So if looking at those two numbers, there's only been one player in NBA history that had to be that efficient at that. High usage not staff like five years ago. So basically, when eighties at the five, he does a established about shooting threes he's basically scoring at will every single time I think long story short eighty more room to grow I. Think we're seeing that right now like leading a d. plan space given him the ball he's got levels still the go to get into them right now. Yeah I. So the biggest thing off of that, which was great I just wonder if their margin for error is too thin right now obviously the Lakers have been incredible. So let's get that caveat out of the way I think probably favorite if not among the favorites for the title. People like to remind us on the group Chat specifically Chris Because I don't think sharks was. One I remember that yeah. Where we pretty much we troll the Lakers after their first loss of the season and. Venture like the succeed but clearly, they've they've far exceeded those expectations. Great. Please don't ask me. But I do wonder as bad as Rondo has been at times. As much as Bradley is the fifth most important guy on that starting lineup at times I do wonder if the margin for error is a little bit more thin and you are relying on the cruise of the world on the Casey Visa, the world more than you would like to my wrong rob now I mean I'm I'm pretty compelled by this whole situation that sharks laid out like the idea of shifting some of those pieces around and unlocking ad in a different way like makes logical sense to me given his skill set this is. The Guy, who can you know Kevin O'Connor talked in in the restart this week about how? Bam. Out of Bio Converts Defenses Ad in the mid post has a similar effect where if you clear out, you give him space and a straight line drive past almost any big in the league like that's such a powerful thing that there should be a way to orient pieces around that. Make Sense I. Think I get skeptical is in that margin for error and it's in, you know if you look at kind of the core of these lineups. AD and CAL Kuzma, and Alice Caruso or kind of the three man anchor of it and in around that, there's a revolving door of guards. You got some Danny Green minutes you get some dion waiters minutes he gets JR Smith gets in Casey ep you got whoever they cobbled together in that minute in the rotation at those guys scare the hell out of me a little bit and I think you know when you flashback to eighty as a Pelican and where he was some of where they fell apart without drew. Holiday on the floor without kind of more traditional point guards on the floor which just not having competent entry passers not having guys who could get a d. the ball in positions to score, which is it seems like such an easy thing. But the thing I don't trust dion waiters to do but it is a thing. Maybe I do trust Danny Green to do it. You know like some of these more professional veteran level guys like that distinction I think is an important one and probably the difference between bubble seating. Games bubble playoff games, right where you're getting Jr's and the demons at least lower in the pecking order if not out of the rotation on a regular basis entirely, and then you're looking at these minutes where it's you know, Danny Green Casey P. and those guys and cannot work I. Think I. Think there's a chance that it does but I do get a little bit suspect just in the sense that once playoff defenses are really keying in on what this lineup look like and how it works what does that? Mean deep because you know Jaanus has had that scrutiny in terms of a big who handles the ball who's creating for space lineups like we know what that looks like in defense is know what that looks like defensive kind of just been dealing with these Lakers lineups without Lebron floor all year haven't had a lot of trouble with them, but they haven't hammered them either in terms of the the mechanics of how they work. If this starts working, then you invite that level of
Cavaliers waive J.R. Smith, clearing the way for veteran to become unrestricted free agent
"Veteran guard J. R. Smith will be remembered in Cleveland for a lot of things including his emotional press conference when he thanked his parents after the cavs won the twenty sixteen NBA title if it wasn't for them I will be here how in the world would be it I was it was the flu for the for the structure the backbone of I have a would be able to best so we keep coming back and being able to serve for you as a world champ Smith a key part of those lebron leads cavs seems was officially released yesterday not a surprise barely played last season as the cash rebuild but he still continues to shop around Cleveland shirtless no which is probably what he'll be boast remember if that's your thing then do your thing that's right yeah you did make you share a gaffes like dribbling out the clock in a tight game in game one of the NBA finals the whole but for the most part I think cavalier fans will look Paul back upon him as with fond I
NBA -- How Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors move forward
"The next game out. They actually suspended the warriors suspended Draymond green. And then he returns and that team just got completely destroyed up against the Houston Rockets, even when Draymond green comes back from the suspension. But the whole reason why there was a suspension is because many people believe that Draymond green. Did cross a line when Kevin Durant was saying after regulation. Hey, I need the ball. The ball should be to me. And he was upset with the situation while Draymond green. We all know, he's someone that's very prideful. And he's also someone that is never afraid to speak. What is on his mind? He elected to call a teammate and Kevin Durant. The b word from some of the reports that are out there and Chris Haines also detailed the entire situation that Draymond green. Even took a shot at Kevin Durant for his impending free agency. And there's a lot of conversation that this could be the last year for Draymond green should be for Kevin Durant in a goal. Alden State Warriors uniform because he's the player option for next year in the belief is he's going to opt out and he's going to testify free agency waters. So what a Draymond green elect to do supposedly from Christine's? Draymond green said to Kevin Durant after that game. We don't need you. We won without you. Go ahead and leave. So how about that from Draymond green? Well, Golden State they realized that the new stadium, by the way. On its way. And they want that stadium phone, it'd be full even have you had Steph curry, Draymond, and clay, and let's just say, Kevin Durant leaves. But we all know how much of a star. Kevin Durant is management. If I'm looking at if you had to pick between one would you rather keep Kevin Durant around long-term? Or would you rather have to give a big contract extension to Draymond green and twenty twenty when he's a free agent and ten times out of ten actually twenty times out of ten I'm taking Kevin Durant over Draymond green so management and the Golden State Warriors thought dad Draymond green did cross a line. They suspend him for one game. And now, you gotta hear that. Oh, this is going to make the Golden State Warriors stronger. This is an ugly situation. This is more drama in the NBA, which you have to love when you already assumed that the war is going gonna win another title barring significant injuries, which they still are going to win the title, minus this little view. That they're having this kerfuffle that they're having we should say inside the organization, but this is a season that has already had so much drama. Not even just the warriors. You have abroad out in LA. You have the whole fight between Chris Paul and region. Rondo yet the Jimmy Butler incident. Yeah. The Cavs firing a coach a few games into the season JR Smith wanting a trade, and it's something new every day. So people can tell us, I'm all MBA's, boring. I used to be someone for years and is boring. Same thing every time, but the regular season always gives you some fun storylines last. If you look at the story lines, there was at least ten compelling storylines this year, we may get ten by by the end of the month. Let me get ten by the end of the week, maybe sitting down and get ready to your Turkey lasagna. Whatever you have on thanksgiving, and we continue to have more JAMA from the NBA. So this is the latest. And if I'm the warriors I'd rather keep Kevin Durant compared to Draymond green. But Draymond green isn't a free agent until two thousand twenty Kevin Durant suffrage in this upcoming year. And it would not surprise me when Kevin Durant wins his third ring and probably another finals MVP, but the Golden State Warriors if he elects to say, okay, why they come to Golden State came to Golden State because I couldn't defeat them. And I. Blew a lead with Oklahoma City thunder and I wanted to win. Well, you got your wins. He got your ring. Gillette? Three by the end of this year. So if you're not fully happy which after the game when Draymond did return. He was clearly not happy about the situation. Still he did at the press conference with up to that in just a second. But if you're not happy you've already one, and you know, the perception about you as you need to go to Golden State to win go somewhere else. The question is where you get what you can join the Knicks savior with the New York next. They love your hair. The statue came to New York and play for the next one. I go to the nets like who is the team that you want to go to or do you want to stay in Golden State and hope that management maybe doesn't give Draymond and extension. Or you hope that they assure you that you're going to be the man they're gonna do everything it takes to keep do. Because after they won the championship this past year. They they made it clear abundantly clear. We will give Draymond green. What we'll give out. Kevin durant? Whatever he wants whatever he wants. And get the max contract. We know that. But. Can you restore this relationship? That's something. Because I would usually say winning does cure all but in this case the winning is not that hard to achieve because the winning. It's gonna come regardless this year. And this is not tough to win with this team this year. Even if let's say you had a season ending injury to Draymond green or Klay Thompson. Sultan that should get to the finals and win it whenever you have Steph curry and Kevin Durant on the floor each and every night. So I don't think big picture. Oh, how can they survive and when the season 'cause they're still going to win? But is this relationship long term capable of being fix or will? Kevin durant? Be. So I would I would be annoyed if I'm k-, Dave. That's what a teammate said about mine about myself because you don't comment another man's contract situation and Draymond Green Bay. Go ahead leave. We don't need you. And then management and ownership is probably like during mon- it costs this once in the finals when you got suspended that help the Cavs comeback. Now, you're trying to push one of the best players in the sport out of town. This is sometimes you lose your cool there. This is Draymond green losing his cool at its finest. However, Kevin Durant. You be the judge. Here's the audience. Does this sound like someone that is happy and Golden State right now.
LA Lakers Sign Michael Beasley
"Let's get to it. The Lakers keep adding to their roster this off season. Multiple reports. The Lakers have agreed to a one year deal with Michael Beasley was a teammate of LeBron's in Miami Beasley was the number two overall pick in two thousand eight, but has had a history of drug issues during his career. Last year, he averaged about thirteen points per game with the Knicks and the Lakers already at it. Rajon Rondo land Stevenson and javale McGee this off season. We're joined by EVA's one NBA analyst. Chris. I'm gonna get this one starting with skip because I wanna know what you think. What is going on here just for the record, I've covered the NBA even longer than my main Chris Broussard. I started covering the NBA when I was at the LA times back in nineteen seventy seven, and I covered these Los Angeles Lakers. So I've been around for a little while and I've seen thing or to this team now sets up as the most difficult to coach team. I can ever remember. Maybe I'm forgetting one somewhere along the trail, but I don't think so because let me just count the ways. Michael Beasley love is game, loved him before his draft. He's been on seven teams and eleven years for reason. Rajon Rondo has been on six teams in the last five years for a reason land. Stevenson has been on seventeen in the last six years for a reason. Nj, all McGee has been on sixteen eleven years for various reasons. They're all in different ways, extremely difficult to coach from night tonight. They can be moody, they can be. Unpredictable. They can be a little knuckle headed in their own various ways. This is now the NBA's version of the expendable 's and I can't believe that LeBron James signed off on all four of them because I'm pretty sure magic had to take each one of these still LeBron say, you good, you good, you good. He's had history with all four in various ways playing for or against them or with an or against them. And it's like he now has the equivalent of four JR Smith on his team. Not that Rondos knuckle headed. He can just be difficult high basketball, I q Doc. Rivers finally said, I just can't coach him because he thinks he's the coach of my team thinks he knows more than I do. He was the driving force behind New Orleans rise last year into the plows past Portland in the first round. It was highly impressive. And then the pelicans said, no, no, no, we we're not going to go for with Rondo because he's difficult to coach. So all the sudden porn Luke Walton at age thirty eight is sitting. In the volatile mix that he's surrounded with with a lot of bench players who are going to want minutes and make waves of if they don't get their minutes and he's got a lavar ball, sort of hanging over his head from above and you never know which night lavar is just going to go off on Luke Walton and say, the team has quit on him or he should be fired or whatever. So if this team does get off to a little bit of a rocky, start, my Mandla Shannon Sharpe says, yes, it could get off to a rocky start. Everybody thinks that this is going to become a rough mix. You know where the fingers are going to get points early on. The thirty eight year old head coach down at the end of the bench, right? And again, LeBron is going to have to help him coach his team. If in fact, he signed off on these four guys, but I'm gonna remind you. There's been a long running theme in the league that I, I heard around the San Antonio Spurs back in Stephen Jackson days, and I love Stephen Jackson, but he was considered early on in his career despite all of his game and all of his intangibles in character that he did have basketball character. He was considered a knucklehead. He could do knucklehead things in..
LeBron James can hit free agency again, and anything is possible - NBA
"Not sure you could unless it's a guy with a not a great contract and maybe a teams looking to start over so the cavs are up against it they're way over the cap so obviously you guys you got guys like kyle korver and jr smith and and and love and tristan thompson and jordan clarkson were all locked in it at fairly sizable amounts of money varying degrees philadelphia has got the good young team and lebron ben simmons have a real nice relationship but ben simmons is a guy who do handles the ball and that's what the bron does because their relationship you'd give that a possibility and it's a good young team that made a nice run in the playoffs and you add lebron they figure the chemistry out they probably go to the finals but is that going to work lebron and ben simmons played together and then of course houston has been mentioned often as a possibility as well but they would have to deal with some serious capital shoes and how you'd figure that out chris paul wants to max and lebron wouldn't go there and less chris paul stayed you know james harden chris paul and lebron james who all play with the ball in their hands that would be hard to figure out that would be an interesting dynamic i you know that's you talking about three great players but you you know there's only one ball and what's the rest of the team looked like if you have to clear all that cap space if is that even possible so certainly the lebron james free agency when he ops out of his contract because he has one he does have an option year left when he opts out is going to be the biggest story line in the nba kevin durant can opt out and by all accounts he said flat out he staying not that he couldn't change his mind because he hasn't put pen to paper he says he's staying and there are some other interesting players that will be free agents and they'll be trades off season as there always are but the lebron james story this off season 'cause that's make or break it's make or break for communities l lebron james playing cleveland is worth millions and millions of dollars to the to the businesses in downtown cleveland by the arena is this is that will lose a lot of money if lebron james leaves not that he owes.
LeBron, Cavs looking to turn around Finals at home
"This is this even a smith show podcast steve day come to our number two back stephen smith show espn radio coming at you as i love to do every weekday two hundred and fifty plus markets across the united states of america plus espn radio on sirius xm and approximately nine minutes or so junior welterweight champion of the world super lightweight champion of the world thirty two and twenty three kale's his name is terence crawford arguably the best pow pow fighter in the world fighting the mgm grand in vegas this out of night world boxing organization wb l welltowheel tight or the world versus jeff horn looking forward to that fight no question about it and obviously before we talked to him reminding you that will come in at you live from cleveland ohio side of game three and four at quicken loans arena wednesday in friday night lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers trying to stave off elimination down to and his best of seven nba final series of the golden state warriors game three is tomorrow night at the q and obviously i think they need to bench jr smith stockpile kover make sure that you know of couple of guys get some planned tom like rodney hood rodney hood korver should start jeff green tristan thompson keep them in there and lebron james has to go beserk but we can talk more about that i was spent the first hour talking about president trump and his cancellation of.
Former Capitals prospect Cody Eakin not exactly the sentimental type
"Tenured runs in his last starts capital center of guinea kuznetzov upper body injury uncertain forgetting three of the stanley cup final tonight versus the golden knights series tied one one there will be no carryover for the cavaliers for game two of the nba finals against the warriors according to coach tie lou lou told reporters his players confidence is not shaken from the staggering loss in game one which included a major miscue by jr smith and overturned call with what the cavs have gone from this season they certainly combined back in the opinion of legal dot com a number of different challenges throughout the course of the year and they've always been close to their best when their back is against the wall and win a lot of people start counting them out so i just think the adverse beat that they've dealt with throughout the course of the regular season and even in the postseason earlier this team responds really really well and they're very resilient than it's one of the best traits that they have simmons game to tomorrow's seventy stern espn radio and the espn app eighty stern.
2018 NBA Finals: Warriors survive Cavs, win Game 1 despite LeBron James' 51-point effort
"David got better mcclellan thanks style john as ruben the owner mike okay i can't the world more dangerous mourning sorta breakfast clubs charlemagne god angelina dj envious within a vacation he's working country took the day off so on a beautiful friday all right now let's talk about last night last night was the first game of the fine nba finals and the golden state warriors beat the cavaliers a one twenty four to one fourteen in overtime a lot of people are of course blaming jr smith because it didn't even have to go into overtime i cannot believe the golden state warriors did not think jr smith in in the post conference after the game they should stink jr smith awesome if they would not have won that game what they are smith says happened retired you didn't think you know a new retired has just about those on call timeout because they've got the river like you said to a lot of thought we were our head out to the ball clearly you only manage aerosmith view cleveland cavaliers fan i'm not a cleveland cavaliers fan so i'm not mad at y'all smith in fact i want to drop bombs to jail smith the dead man made me laugh last night and you know i love to laugh all right well here's what the head coach tyron lou had to say about the game he thought it was over thought it was over one i think joe smith does move like he's burnt out you know you're not you meet one of those people who've been on some type of smoking weed for so long i've been on some type of drug for so long it don't seem like nothing's daily just burnt out data he ex i right now family and florida is heartbroken jerry awarded them just four dollars in damages where funeral expenses and pain and suffering now in this case county deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door they were responding to a noise complaint and they showed up and that's when gregory hill junior who was only thirty years old open the garage door.
Zach Lowe on Warriors vs. Cavaliers Game 1 - 2018 NBA Finals
"Zero crawford pal friday sports here's robert workman nba finals game one last night in oakland warriors defeated the cavaliers won twenty four one fourteen in overtime golden state game in as a twelve point favorite in game one on one to ten pick to win the whole series but cleveland led for most of the firsthalf though it was tied at the break after steph curry's long three pointer just before the horn the warriors as they have done so often this postseason took charge after the break and led by six going into the fourth quarter but lebron james made sure that the cavaliers were in it to win it is driving layup and free throw put them in front with fifty seconds left curry had an old fashioned three point play of his own with twenty three seconds left that put the doves up by one george hill hit one free throw to tight with under five seconds to play when he missed the second shot jr smith grabbed the rebound for the cavs dribbled out past the three point line and didn't shoot he said after that he was looking for lebron but when he saw james signal for a time out which wasn't granted he stopped and that was that that pretty much stopped the cavaliers to the golden state scored the first nine points of ot and sailed in from there lebron lead all scores with fifty one points so you can see why smith would be looking for kevin love twenty one after clearing the concussion protocol for the warriors curry had twenty nine points kevin durant had twentysix klay thompson twenty four draymond green missed a triple double by one assist game two in oakland on sunday night game three of the stanley cup finals is tomorrow night in washington the golden knights in capitals preparing they're all even at a game apiece for those of you who missed the start of game two and watched america ninja warriors or whatever it was on nbc game three is going to be on nbc s n just like game too was then the rest of the series will be on nbc it's all about the marketing baseball on thursday.
The road-weary Boston Celtics face their toughest challenge yet
"For just the way the game has been played and i've been able to be successful game six tonight in cleveland cavs hosting the celtics game seven would be in boston on sunday night paul pierce from the jump bond sportscenter scott van pelt says look the celtics need to be ready for fullscale lebron in game six back against the wall he's gonna step up you know just like two thousand eight game seventy care forty five so they have to be ready for that just mentally physically just a whiff stan lebron's run because he's gonna he's gonna leave it all out there and just like in game six when he was with the miami heat in two thousand twelve he came in the boston and put one of those greater games on so boston has to be prepared for that not only in game six if they don't win that game but game seven also in the boston garden because he's done it before he went into the boston garden had a tremendous game so they gotta know it's going to be tough to put lebron james team out of the playoffs game six tonight in cleveland the series is on the brawn we we spend a lot of time you know discussing tyron lose substitution patterns and should kyle korver have played more in you know can they squeeze a little bit more out of guys like tristan thompson or can they get anything from jr smith those things matter but ultimately not that much we're not talking about them if lebron is great tim legler espn nba analyst on the six pm sportscenter yesterday last night says ultimately this series falls on lebron and not his teammates the problem is you have to look at the limitations of their personnel so for me it does fall abroad james he might need to more forty point games to get through this round if that's what it takes because when you look at the rest of the guys on their team for the most part they are one dimensional offensive players everything is predicated on lebron james ability to score create offense for them i said it all season i don't think i've ever seen a team more dependent upon one player.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers at a crossroads again, LeBron James reflects on his latest challenge
"Pardon the interruption but i'm michael barr tony ronald denia was planning to marry schools women at the same time in august you think that'll work i'm tony kornheiser then worked for me in two of the divorce sisters but my reaction to this is what what do you mean he's going to marry two women at the same time what look i i know lots of things go in brazil really go i mean he really resilient to have to hold richer from four from better or worse you maybe one that seems odd to me welcome pti boys and girls today's episode the warriors save your confidence the magic is interested in tom izzo and my cats advanced to play my goal the nights for the stanley cup but we begin today with the boston celtics once again separating themselves from the cleveland cavaliers by double figures in boston this time it was thirteen points cleveland got nothing at all from jr smith and tristan thompson but the headline seemed to be lebron james is apparent exhaustion we'll by lebron said he was fine did he looked tired to you yes he also admitted he was tired i mean he didn't say the words i am tired but the question was asked and he sort of said yeah you know he now is a yeah and t loose said yes he looked tired i mean you don't need to be a physician to figure this out he was tired lebron though tony i thought said very accurately everybody's a little tired this time of the year and there probably is the case but the cavaliers can't afford him to either sit for much time during gains right or not be able to finish them with a lot of strength and vigor at the end of games i don't know what what's the solution for the cleveland cavaliers except being home with a bronze have more energy so last week i remember saying to you that because cleveland was the older team i felt that when they stopped having two days off and they.
Celtics Lose 116-86 in Game 3 as Cavaliers Dominate at Home
"From our parents home wbz news time is six oh one right now we have sixty two degrees and it's cloudy in boston right crosscourt jr smith wide open tables turned in cleveland last night is the celtics loss to the cavaliers in game three of their series wbz's charlie birger on his here what happened charlie by this was not pretty hard at least the good news is if you started watching it you didn't have to stay up too long high one sixteen eighty six the final the celtics are now one in five when they play on the road in the playoffs cavaliers took a twenty point lead into halftime were never threatened the rest of the way we'll talk more about game three of the conference final coming up in sports in about ten minutes charlie thank you very much wbz.
Yankees, Asia and Australia Asx discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
"Expiration of his short term contract with the replacement likely to be named the next ten days athletico madrid winning the europa league after three nil win over marseille england france as antoine greets been scores embraced the first score the twenty first minute mark the second coming at forty nine minutes before gabby scores the final goal at eighty nine minutes let it go had already qualified for next year champions league with a second place finish in lollygag nba deciding not to discipline cleveland cavaliers guard jr smith for his how part foul on boston celtics ford al horford in game two of the eastern conference finals smith was hit with flat flagrant foul one which also leads technical fouls being issued after players began to push and shove nba playoff action western conference finals game two tonight the warriors are at the houston rockets golden state leads that series one game to none in the nhl game three the western conference finals the winnipeg jets at the las vegas golden knights that series is tied at a game apiece the new york mets placing outfielder you win assessment is on the ten day disabled list with a hip flexor strain which the thirty two year old has attempted to play through the last week on the season says this is at eight home runs while driving in twenty eight runs major league baseball scoreboard bottom of the first inning and boston red sox three oakland's non finals from earlier phillies four baltimore won all over the mets twelve to one cincinnati knocking off san francisco sixty three yankees at washington has been postponed i'm dan schwartzman that's your bloomberg nbc world sports update all right thanks very much for that dan just some news to watch out for in the next couple of hours the new zealand government releases if the lockup doodo end up very soon we're expecting to see a sip exceeding one point seven billion dollars thanks to boost in revenue meanwhile the index up four tenths of one percent here in australia asx futures higher by one tenth of one percent more to come here on bloomberg daybreak asia income okoye isn't it your stomach again.
Wozniacki beats Halep to win first major at Australian Open – NBC Sports
"The world here's dan schwartzman thanks bryan tiger woods is committed to playing this year's memorial tournament in ohio which begins may thirty first and is the final event leading up to the us open athletico madrid winning the europa league after three win over marseille leone france as antoine graffman scores embrace the first score at the twenty first minute mark with the second coming up forty nine minutes before gabby scores the final goal at eighty nine minutes atlantico had already qualified for next year's champions league with the second place finish in malaita everton a sacked manager same allardyce after less than one season even after leading the top east to an eighth place finish in the premier league table two favorites have emerged to replace allardyce at goodison park a shark nets boss paolo on second former wofford manager marco silva's names have been mentioned meanwhile west ham united boss david boyce has left after the expiration of short term contract with the replacement likely to be named in the next ten days placing outfielder you went on the disabled list with a hip flexor strain which for thirty two year old has attempted to play through the last week on the season says this is a day home runs while driving in twenty eight runs the nba has decided not to discipline cleveland cavaliers guard jr smith for his heart foul on boston celtics four horford in game two of the eastern conference finals smith was hit with a flagrant one foul which also leads the technical fouls being issued after players began to push shove i'm dan schwartzman that's your bloomberg nbc world sports update global news twenty four hours a day at bloomberg dot com.
Rockets, Basketball and Nba discussed on The Steve Dahl Show
"Rockets dry to hold off the low david golden state warriors maybe by that they're loaded with talent oh i thought were massively drunk trying to play basketball or something the nba will not discipline cleveland's jr smith shoving the celtics al horford the backlash the legal shove everything's cool with that was a flagrant but they're not gonna further negative many extra discipline what they do throw them out of the game just free throws of the finger at a stern look they did for everybody brad it's w with jag dow chevy's of travel.