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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.
Who Is Likely to Win the All-Star Game?
"Now i'm gonna tell you what was wrong this game in it is team rant. And i'm gonna let you know why like hidden in. I think that they're going to be the winner here. Keep in mind this a fun game to see all star game. There is no real. There is no reason to put it all on the line. So i just think these top five and the starting role with young. he's gonna wanna make a name for himself devon booker who another young gun. I believe it was their last year but he had come in as a subject here. So he's gonna wanna do good. I see more youth potential on durant. It's gonna want to actually make a difference a even zone. They gotta sign on on. These guys are young and go on and make statements looked for them to give more effort than people like steph. Curry people like Tombo people like chris. Paul i just i think they're giving give you more effort and that's why i think team durant's get win this game again. It's a fun game. Don't be surprised going down the stretch last two minutes of they just wanna play slam dunk mania because there is no real cost to this game. So you know. I don't think this is a game worthy betting on or immediate. Any real significance is not. It's an all star game. It's weekend time it's fun but nonetheless. Those are your two teams one more time team. The bronze can start with lebron at tombo steph curry luca danni in nikola jokic. They're going to go up against team. Durant team grant kevin's going on his chin leading outfits and on the side he'll be coach and bradley beal. Joel embiid kyle. Erring kawai leonard. Jason tatum those injure starters and then all the other big names league made. It's the one that didn't make. It was trae young from atlanta. Which i i would put trae young on here before julius randle before on coal of Vic i would have put him on there before. So bonus I a big fan of trae young out of atlanta. He hasn't had the greatest. But you take trae young away from atlanta in the garbage and don't get me wrong garbage january's with out him. I mean he really is a one man team in most other teams are relying on much landed and it just goes to show you how good your quick helping gets inside and gets done. Betrayed young. didn't make it and you know they always say you can't have everybody. He's the one person i would have liked to seeing may get But nonetheless getting back to the point here. I think you're gonna see the younger guns on. Durant team tried to make the difference
Power Rankings: Can the Clippers stay atop the West?
"Espn's nba power rankings. Talking about how great everything was going in. La or how much noise l. Making right now in the sports universe but the lakers no longer number one in the rankings. So maybe la's fallen down a little. Except the clippers have assumed the number one spot kawhi leonard and company. The nba's best record the clippers. Have a six game. Swing with leonard and paul george entering quarantine due to health and safety protocols and patrick beverley. He's out they had a seven game. Winning streak snapped in atlanta. The co and paul george back after missing just two games due to contact. Tracing the clippers are a deep team. There were deep team last year. But i think bach gives them a premium over mantras harrell because he can spread the floor. He can shoot the three and he can rim defend. He can defend the paint at certainly blocked shots. At least he's very good defender. As is harold box more versatile moreover more versatile player you can play a lot of big next to a bacha because he can do some things that some modern pigs can't but serge ibaka is not the reason that they're you know this good. They've played together another season. Tyler is doing a very good job. Don't forget and this goes for what i said about the nets last segment to we're in a covert year. Still where there's not practice like. They're normally is and people are socially distanced so first year teams that come together like the nets last year like brooklyn. This year are at a disadvantage but brooklyn's now going on their second year with sorry. The clippers are largely with the same cast. And yet you know. Lou will mantras harrell reggie jackson nick tomb. Which was a big pickup nick. A tumor he got a max deal or something close to it. Because he was the status all star. I mentioned this last week but at that time. Are you sure that you knew who was going to be better between kawhi leonard klay thompson and nick platoon. But he was in that category people when he got his deal. Weren't even like oh. That's too much for nick petunia. Like oh he's really good player. Lost interest on a noncompetitive team. He looks interested again. Remember he got a max deal wasn't no one. Did him any favors. He earned it so. That's a big pickup for them. Interested nick we can play making do some things but none of this really matters to me for the clippers and i understand power. Rankings are based on regular season performance. Guys until paul. George shows up as like this if paul george showed up his normal self. The clippers are still at a disadvantage against the lakers because kawai and libron or both superstars as is a de. Paul george is the next thing to a superstar. Paul george is not a five star player. He's a four and a half star player. So even if paul george it shows up as his normal self. Ain't going to be enough for the clippers in the playoffs. He has to be just to see but instead of that or even stay the same. He gets in the playoffs. So i don't believe in this clippers team in the play. I don't care what they do. In the regular season. Until i see paul george show up when it matters in the playoffs. A believer
Los Angeles Clippers Beat Chicago Bulls 130-127
"Outshined by the star power of the Clippers as Los Angeles held on to beat the Bulls won 30 to 1 27. Levine lead all scorers with 45 points as the Bulls battled back from down seven in the fourth to tie it with three minutes left after two Paul George free throws made it a three point game with 15.2 seconds remaining. Levine Mr tying three pointer and George closed it out at the line. Kawai Leonard lead the Clippers with 35 point, George scored 28 Lou Williams had 21 I'm guessing cool
Jerry West allegedly talks recruiting Kawhi Leonard to Clippers
"Start with what i think is the most fascinating story of the day little offbeat little out there little weird but absolutely interesting. Do you know where i'm going. I disagree with you about all that but go ahead and explain you. Don't think it's fascinating and this guy is full of crap. No the voice okay. Let's let's set it up so this is a story that started bubble up earlier this week. A guy named johnny wilks is suing jerry west for not making the two point five million dollar payment that he was promised in exchange for his help in landing by the clippers and the clippers went on denied. The claims and said jerry. West didn't even know this guy today way. When did the cooper say that in their statement clippers or providing. Nba evidence that these allegations are false. Right but i've never heard the cooper see. You never knew this guy okay. I'll read the clippers statement lawsuit kabajani wha- replete with inaccuracies allegations are baseless. The clippers are fully cooperating the nba in this investigation Blah blah blah clippers are providing the nba with evidence that the allegations are false. They never denied specifically nine. That's johnny wolverine on the voice mail. So there's a voicemail and so the clippers are out denying it. Meanwhile this guy named johnny wilkes released a voicemail that clearly jerry west right. No no dispute that it's jerry west right right The jerry west left on johnny wilks phone hit that hordic. Excuse me this. Is jerry calling You know. I really want to thank you for know trying to help her. This morning. that everyone over the lakers can thank going getting I just. I had hard to believe that he would want to go to. This show. Very would not even be winning. Getty name in the paper. And he wouldn't be the face of the franchise s richer might be the best player on the team but Hope things are well and will again. I really really appreciate everything. you've done. we will I'll keep your prized. What goes on. But i do wanna get together with you privately and and love to take you to dinner and even sam if he's arou- so we can so i can lease they married to you guys for being so generous and helpful. I'll take care talk you sometimes so so really really appreciate your help really appreciate your offering to take him to. Dinner is a long way from offering him. Two point five million dollars. And did you see the other stuff. This guy wilks is alleging was on the table. That's the most fast. Okay so now. I know why the nba opened up an investigation. Or yesterday you ask me well. Why if this guy is just some money grubber. Why would the nba care. Here's why they care in the lawsuit wilkes also alleges that the if leonard signed with the clippers leonard uncle dennis would receive a house in southern california along with travel expense and that clippers owner steve balmer would fund a hundred million dollar marketing campaign for kawhi leonard. So if if any of that is true that is a blatant violation of the. That's circumventing the salary cap rules. You're giving him value more over and above what his contract pays right. But i think this guy loses all credibility when he says that jerry west was going to give them two point five million dollars just for helping him talked to qui- jerry west doesn't need johnny wilks to talk to anybody and so i have trouble believing this guy. Johnny wilks is. I mean if lie about that chances are you would lie about this. One hundred million dollar marketing campaign the slush fund for uncle. Danettes you are. You actually think this guy. Johnny wilks is telling the truth. Look it's the clippers. It's the clippers you know. They were desperate for desperate for them. They're nowhere without kawhi. He's become the second where them while they're nowhere nowhere with them to write But but this is the centerpiece of their france. The cornerstone that they're building around. Why would they not go to the wall and do anything. It took to get cold leonard. Well i i think the opened an investigation because of those last two points. They made the gets a house and travel expense account and the one hundred million dollar marketing campaign for quiet. You can't do that. Because then free agency is a complete sham. It just goes to ever has the most money if you can offer all that other stuff. So that's why they're looking into it now. They're looking into it. Because this johnny wilks lawsuit consistent. Johnny woke lot is going to say this stuff wouldn't even come up without johnny walk so there's already credibility in the lawsuit. I don't think well no. I disagree that the johnny looks credible in any way. But here's what. Here's what. I'll say i've known jerry west for thirty years. I don't think jerry west would be this stupid now. Of course i could be wrong but jerry's been one of the most upfront direct. And he's almost too candid. Your can be very very candid with everybody. He deals with the i n for johnny. Will you know it's. He's shooting at the king here. Johnny wilks and there's so many people know jerry and he has such a body of work that would indicate he would never do anything like this. That i don't think johnny luke's can win. Unless he has another audiotape. Where with jerry sing. I'm going to give you two point. Five million if you get us why. I think his lawsuits dead in the water. What do you think well. you know. it's interesting. I think there might be something here. Yeah i don't know how you're getting there. This is this is steve bomber. This is a guy who's made of money. This was a guy who's desperate to get his team on the map in los angeles where they are not on the map. Frankly haven't been on the map and certainly worn on the map before qui- so is it. Possible that steve balmer offered extra monetary benefit to kawai in order to get them. I think that's worth an investigation.
Couple who tested positive for Covid is arrested after boarding flight to Hawaii
"Been arrested for flying to Hawaii, allegedly knowing they were covert 19 positive when a Hawaii couple landed in Hawaii after boarding a flight from San Francisco to the island's allegedly knowing they were positive for Cove in 19. They were arrested by Kawai police for reckless endangerment under its safe travels program. Hawaii now mandates and approve negative cove in 19 tests before boarding flights to the islands. But the couple allegedly got back a positive test and flew anyway. With rising cases. Kawai is now putting the safe travels program on hold and returning to a 14 day mandatory quarantine for anybody arriving. Alex
Hawaii Wants to Lure Visitors---but Keep Out Covid-19
"Hawaii is riding out the covid. Nineteen storm but geographic isolation isn't the blessing it may seem by a. hundred algata when hawaii's corona virus infections were rising in late august. Honolulu mayor kirk caldwell visited doctors in the covid. Nineteen ward of the queen's medical center the state's largest hospital. I could see it in their faces and in their eyes caldwell says the concern and fear. They had that by the following week. If things didn't change they were not going to be able to care for people that they were going to have to put them intense outside. It was a crisis that leaders in the fiftieth state hoped they would never face between march and may when a stay at home order was in place. Hawaii was averaging only a couple of new cases every day but as some restrictions were lifted in june resulting in a patchwork of state and local rules. The numbers soon began inching up by late. July hawaii was metaphorically ablaze with the bulk of cases centered on oahu. Home to two thirds of the state's population. The island lost one hundred and nineteen. New cases underlie thirtieth by mid august. It was averaging over two hundred today four days after his hospital. Visit with more than three hundred and fifty people hospitalized for covid nineteen symptoms on his island issued a second lockdown order with the blessing of hawaii governor. David ige our hospital administrators had informed us. If we didn't do something that they would become overwhelmed says he gay three months later. It seems hawaii's response may have worked as a new deadly wave of coronavirus infections sweeps across the us. Hawaii is one of the only states in the country experiencing relative reprieve. It reported one hundred and thirteen new cases on november twenty third according to data from johns hopkins university slightly more than its weekly average of one hundred six daily new cases. Only vermont reported fewer cases that day hawaii the fortieth most populous state has a low case. Count even when adjusted for population as of november twenty third. It has a weekly average of seven cases per one hundred thousand residents the lowest in the country by comparison. The highest per capita figure is belong to north dakota at one sixty and wyoming at one fifty four infection levels in hawaii have stayed relatively steady since mid-september while nearly every other state has experienced an increase it remains to be seen whether a slight uptick in recent days could be the start of a new upward trend however how has a wii so far avoided another major covid nineteen surge. The clearest reason is apparent on any world map geography. It's so obvious yet. It plays such a big role says thomas lee. An assistant professor of epidemiology at the university of hawaii at manoa and co chair of the hawaii pandemic applied modeling workgroup. He also served as the lead outbreak. Modular and forecaster for the hawaii emergency management agency this spring for hawaii. The pacific ocean has helped serve as the world's biggest moat travelers arriving there by plane. Essentially the only means of reaching the state with cruise lines. Shuttered have since march required to self quarantine for two weeks though since mid-october visitors can avoid isolation if they test negative within seventy two hours of arrival while the rules may have kept visitors from seating new infection clusters. They have also devastated. Hawaii's tourism sector which accounts for nearly a quarter of its economic activity. Some hawaiian leaders. Still don't think they're doing enough to prevent infections part of a broader split among hawaiians over whether and how to welcome visitors back during a pandemic derek kawakami mayor of quite county says new infections on his islands are related to the reopening of travel from the continental us. He's proposed a requirement that travelers get tested a second time after arriving. This virus requires layer upon layer of intervention and mitigating measures. Kawakami says we have to be able to respond quickly and boldly because it can spread like wildfire kawais. Recent uptick is tiny in relative terms on november twentieth. It reported six cases. Its second highest one day count so far but kawakami has good reason to be worried koci home to around. Seventy two thousand people has just nine. Icu beds and fourteen ventilators. Isolated and with limited healthcare capacity and uncontrolled. Outbreak could quickly spell disaster. The holy grail is prevention. So that is what we put our blood sweat and tears into here on kobe. Kawakami says we're almost always on the red line. A similar imperative applies across the entire state of one point. Four million people with nowhere to turn of hawaii's healthcare system is overwhelmed leaders. There have little choice but to be proactive. In preventing covid nineteen outbreaks. We are geographically remote and so our healthcare system is really vulnerable says catherine purple an associate professor of health policy and management at the university of hawaii minoa there really is a strong motivating factor to try to keep those numbers under control. Hawaii's isolation then is a double edged sword. Thousands of miles of ocean are a good tool to stop travelers from seating new corona virus clusters but if infection spin out of control anyway. Assistance could be a long time coming. We have been from the very beginning focused on the science and public health recommendations because we are twenty five hundred miles away from any help. Says the governor. We learned a long time ago. That we have to be self reliant and that we have to act as a community epidemiologists say it's difficult to attribute hawaii's relative covid nineteen success to any one factor isolation included for one thing cold weather which is forcing many americans indoors where the virus can spread. More easily is unheard of in most of hawaii. Honolulu's thanksgiving day forecast is eighty two and sunny. Other government measures may also have played a part unused hotel rooms and a wa who have been repurpose to isolate nineteen patients and restrictions on inter island. Travel have prevented. Local spread mask wearing has helped as well on kauai and a who mask. Mandates were instituted in april while an august survey found that ninety. Six percent of hawaiians are masking up. Unlike for many americans. Wearing masks to prevent illness isn't an entirely foreign concept for hawaiians public health experts. Say that's likely due to the states relative proximity to asia where facial coverings tend to be more prevalent. Many hawaii residents. Who commented for this article also cited the state's heritage and cultural values as a reason for high adherence to public health mandates. We have a culture here that comes from the first people's the native hawaiians called ball says the term juliana means responsibility and it does the people here in hawaii still leaders in hawaii have come under pressure over cove nineteen restrictions caldwell says people sometimes drive down his street to yell outside his house either at him or his wife and daughter. Some people certainly have reason to be upset. Travel restrictions have ravaged the state's tourism dependent economy hawaii's overall unemployment rate was more than fourteen percent in october according to the us department of labor the worst in the country for the second month in a row called bo says he understands people's frustrations but needs to prioritize. Public health. people are impacted. Their businesses are impacted. their life dreams are impacted. He says. I get why they're upset. But i also believe that in order to protect health and safety which is always the most important thing that comes first. And i think it's tied directly to the economy to after months of travel restrictions. Guy says the state's pretrial testing program finally bringing in visitors and helping hawaiians get back to work while keeping cova level stable still. Despite hawaii's current low case counts it remains to be seen if the state's leaders can revive tourism based economy while at the same time staving off a devastating rise in cases which would likely put the tourism business back on ice anyway depend on travel. Uk says but everyday day. I get comments from members in our community that continuing to bring visitors into hawaii during this time is really putting our community at risk. It's something that weighs very heavily on myself. And the mayor's every day as we see the virus counts increasing on the mainland.
"kawai" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"He made not travel with the team for some games. We saw Kawai Leonard of the Clippers do that last year just to limit some of the wear and tear because, remember When you're like LeBron, you go into the playoffs every single year and you're playing, you know another quarter season, some 20 extra games every single season. If you like LeBron, you're always going to the finals at the minimum. So he's played another two or three seasons in terms of just number of of playoff games when you add it to his regular season games, so I would expect to answer your question that LeBron is not going to play a lot of games in the early going. You may not see him as much as you would obviously, as the season progressed near the end of the season. Now cool. I was able to take those games off with help of individuals like Montrell on the team, right. He wasn't able to take thought that those games off because the Clippers still were work contender because of individuals like Montrell. Well, they won't have his deep a team this year, so that remains to be seen. And, you know, for again for people, you know for people who thought it was a real rivalry, you know, you actually have to win a championship for to be arrival. We had to get out of the second round for to be a rivalry. Lakers have 17 Championships. The Clippers have zero San ral. Nada. No set zilch. It's not a rivalry. This is the Mo Kelly show. Okay, if I am 6 40. We're live everywhere on the I heart radio app And who knows how to play, you know? I played a lot with my family back in the day. Haven't played it in years, but I think I could still hang 12. You play, you know. Uh, about almost that, because, uh, Tony was ready with the dump button can get rough on some. Oh, no. Okay, Well, I got news for you. There is a major development in the world of you know, and we'll tell you about that when we come back Luddites Tiffany now has the news..
Los Angeles Clippers Complete Historic Collapse As Nuggets Take Stunning Game 7
"Well. This night is going to be remembered for a long time and there's a whole bunch of different reasons why people are gonNA remember it. The laker fans have their reasons. the clippers fans have their reasons. The nuggets fans have their reasons I think I just clip. Yeah they're there It's it's rough right now. I mean I I I think any team that had duplex have experienced. What just there? That is a devastating blow, but I think I just watched. McMahon I'll see if you agree. was. An Absolute Total grade a choke. Oh, not just. All much in the three one aspect I mean that jokes who actually in the three one aspect especially in the blowing double figure leads in the last three games while choke in that even setting that aside, I'm just talking about the actual performance of night. Oh, what it only took him seven minutes in the fourth quarter to get a bucket. Yeah. Okay. We're of P. turnovers than frequent hold on hold your fire is just for a second dinner decided the backboard hold your fire for a sector. That would i. I think what I saw was that was a historic choke job and combined with a spectacular game seven performance by the nuggets or. Spectacular Three game comeback by the neck and look. Let's give the nuggets credit to straight series down three one comeback when Bo series Yokich. There's no. Yeah. But with Yokich is at minimum a second tier superstar right behind the parental VP candidates well. He was a I hear superstar in this game. For sure. He totally eviscerated Kawai Leonard in this game and really in the back half of the series but in this game. especially. Yeah I mean he he was great in this game I mean. Just. Look at the box score Paul millsap only had six points but. his buckets were huge. He played on the better six point three rebound performances. I've ever seen Jamal Murray. We've gotta get in this guy's on the Kahane's factor starting five this year forty points in a game seven. So yes. Absolutely, give the nuggets credit and we've got time to talk nice about the nuggets. But what we need to do right now is pile on the most arrogant bunch of guys. The most Arab arrogant franchises never sniffed a frigging conference finals and hey, props to the Portland Trailblazers back court for completely unloading their troll game. Warden CJ mccollum absolutely deserved to just fire away because you got Paul George and Patrick Beverley acting like they're on some frigging dynasty. They've never sniffed the conference files. Why are they act like there's some you know I mean come on now. So yes, I. I'll be honest I thoroughly enjoyed the collapse and the troll jobs that came along with it.
"kawai" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Normally the middle show The work week is the toughest one for me, but I have a feeling that that couple months I don't have time to be tired. We don't have time to be tired as sports fans. There's really no let down and when you get games competition as good as what we saw on Wednesday evening. Between the heat and the Celtics in the bubble in Orlando going into overtime, and how about double overtime in the Eastern Conference finals with a birth in the Stanley Cup final on the line they play through 30 minutes Plus of sudden death is really amazing to see the competition that we're getting as we round the turn for home now in both hoops and hockey, and That type of an adrenaline rush really gets me going and gets me excited about working so well tonight, that's quiet in football. Not for long. That's what the NFL stands for. Not for long. Just you blink your eyes a couple of times in the NFL be right back, baby, and we're gonna talk about football little bit on this show. It's kind of fun to have the stage clear just a little bit for some really great competition as well as yet another punk job. I'm telling you, both the Browns and the Clippers just keep setting us up. They keep setting us up to believe that they're different to believe that they could contend and yet You put your belief in them. They punk you? I'm hoping the Browns turning around after a 32 point loss in their opener. I believed that the Clippers We're going to make this the year. They have a deep team, a talented team of veteran team A veteran set of coaches with one of my favorite people in the N B. A in Doc Rivers. Heck, one of my favorite coaches in all of sports. Ah, Championship coach What the heck did we just watch? The incredible shrinking clippers. That's what we just watched. And you can point fingers in a lot of directions. There's plenty of blame to go around. But I'm stunned. Not so much that the Nuggets were able to come back from 31 down because we saw them do that against Utah, not so much that Jamal Murray rises to the occasion because his superstardom has been solidified. In Orlando. If you don't consider him part of the elite in the N B, A. You're just not paying attention, Which some of you aren't and that's your prerogative. We knew Niko Yokich was a player of Many talents multifaceted, versatile. Gentle. It's not really about the Nuggets as much as it is about the Clippers. Not being able to play with a lead, not being able to hold the lead, not being able to put together 48 minutes of quality basketball. And then The two superstars being the main culprits. Kawai Leonard, Paul George. They paired up for this exact reason. And they're the ones Which is surprising with Kawai letter. Maybe not so much with Paul George because we've seen this from him a little bit in the past, and this is, of course, the biggest stage he's ever been on in the MBA. But with Kawai Leonard, we're used to seeing clutch. We're used to seeing. A guy who He's more of a quiet assassin than just quiet. Oh, it's stunning. It's stunning because You change the guys who wear the uniforms. In fact, you might even redesigned the uniforms. And it's not been any different. It's the same old Clippers in terms of running into that glass ceiling. And I feel that way a little bit after the Browns after week one, though maybe that's not entirely fair. We can't write the story of their season the way that we can now deliver the eulogy for the Los Angeles Clippers. So a lot to do on this edition of the show so much fun to see the Nuggets Day it's and celebrate and spray water and whatever else they're spraying as they head to the Western Conference finals. All I have to say is Lakers. You better watch out. You better not overlook them. Take them for granted. Believe the lies about the Nuggets being an inferior team. First team in N BA history. With three straight double digit comeback wins. When facing elimination. Hey, where we heard that before? You guys remember? The kid's city chiefs. First team in NFL history ever to come back from three consecutive double figure deficit in the fourth quarter. On their way to a Super Bowl win. Well. The fourth quarter was against the Niners. Course against the Houston Texans. They were down 20 for nothing. The Nuggets. Remind me of them. Now. I don't know what's gonna happen against the Lakers. You know there's playoff LeBron you know that? Anthony Davis is a beast, and that's a compliment. But you overlook the nuggets at your own risk taken for granted at your own peril. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Wait until you hear what Paul George had to say. About the Clippers as a whole. And why They didn't reach the first conference finals in franchise history. We're inside from the rocket mortgage we're inside from were inside we're live from is what I meant to say. Don't get ahead of yourself, Amy. See, I get excited. You know what else so I didn't see the rat on my way into work. And so I'm feeling At least a little safer in my own space. We're live from the rocket mortgage by Quicken Loan studios where there are no rats want to see your load options, adjust payments and closing costs online in real time rocket can We still have an hour left for you to vote for touchdown.
"kawai" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Down goes to Kawai. Leonard gets lead it by four. He gets a high pick doesn't shoot throws it over the Lou Williams Lou gets a pic from Harold Take jumpers up in the German grand hesitated coming over that screen. Now, less than three minutes to go in the third quarter. Monte Morris jogs in across the timeline I picked there from Tory Craig. Rose it to Craig on the pick and pop for three Rattles out Rebound comes down to two Michael Green. He gets it off over the Landry. Shamus Shamus throws opposite corner three. William Jumper is good. He got the role. Lipper's take leave. Like I said, you gotta find somebody in this group have some offense Nicole Yokich as it throws it off over to Jeremy Grant Grant behind him to Montana. Morse. Monta dribbles off to the right hand side gets a seal from Yokich gets the baseline throws a joker in a wing jumper. OK, now the Nuggets back in the lead by 1 84 83. Lou Williams hasn't the elbow goes baseline through the lady goes, his pass deflected out Shammond around the horn. They go to Ko Eyeliner Leonard Gutter by Michael Porter Jr Now grants on him. You'll take a tough too Jumpers off the front of the criminal. Good rebound down the porter. Mortars across the time line here for Denver, Guarded by J. Michael Green, stutter step in a drive gets down to the elbow throws out on top to yoke atyou taps the basketball off to Monte Moors. Shot clock isn't eight. Monta gets a joker picked throws it over the pick and pop for a three That one's no good rebound tapped out of bounds. Those saved by sham it but right off the porter quarterback on top to grant for three not gonna count. They're gonna say 24 2nd violation. No, they're going to say they they didn't reset. The shot say it was controlled. So Denver should have got a complete 14 seconds and maybe we'll get the ball back and grants..
Clippers vs. Nuggets: How the teams match up for playoff series
"It's the clippers nuggets this one tips today Thursday at nine PM Eastern. interrupters. Ton of Christ, says, this is weird because that is my sister. Okay well. I. Now, it's good. Good good It's too weird. All right. The clippers took two out of three regular season Games including one twenty, four, one eleven victory in the bubble. So let's get to the keys to this series clippers nuggets, and then we'll make our predictions task whether you're watching. Well, Jamal Murray is going to be the number one objective for the clippers defensively. They're just going to be a Angel Momma and I think. This is GonNa be one series where quiet Leonard has to guard Jamaa. I think whoever's playing point guard for them is going to be too little to guard Jamal Murray whether it's beverly or Landry Shamet and I think Paul George is too big. So it's just GONNA work out. That Leonard is going to be on Jamal primarily that's going to be as matchup like it has been the last two times they played during the regular season. So that's GonNa be exciting, just watching Leonard. Have to exert a lot of energy expend energy. You know it's not just your plan pick and roll Shimomura he's going to give up the ball. He's GonNa frigging run around off ball and he's going to be dancing and I think. We know that guys are going to help out. With those guys I just mentioned and if zoo this is going to be a really big really big series for him. We saw what happened in in Utah if Rudy Gobert comes up and plays Jamal Murray. The numbers change so that's going to be there huge huge vote because this is going to be so hard for me to go and come after what he just did. Now he's going to be watching Kawai. Leonard and I think we can sort of lock in on this end of the floor because I think this is Paul. George series to take over on the other end and I think it's good Paul George. He's he feels like he had a nice fresh manscaping grooming fact that the fact that this is a new series he should feel. A little rejuvenated. Also. Because he's not going to have a tough assignment I think going up on the other end. I think Jeremy Grants going to be guarding quiet he has all year. Paul George at millsaps Tori Craig's little too small former. Michael. Porter. I don't know about that. I saw Paul George should have. The Freedom and the ability just because the defender he's going to have to go offensively and. Can expend all that energy. So I think that's what's going to happen. We're GONNA have we're going to get Jamal come back to Earth a little bit because this is the clippers defense here. Yeah
"kawai" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"AutoZone poll question. Who was going To get in the zone tonight. Kristaps Congressional Luca don checks for the Mavericks, Paul George or Kawai Leonard for the Lost Angeles Clippers. The Stones back to buy AutoZone free battery testing free battery charging proven tough battery selection. That's what makes your battery solution at all. Ozone. The best where help is always in stock, getting the Jonah AutoZone, speaking of Kawai Leonard, Over the last two years, he has elevated his game to new heights. What he did a year ago will never be forgotten by our neighbors to the north. Now we're hoping to do the same for the other basketball team in L. A Thiss indeed dot com Player resonate with 15 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Indiana Pacers Select Co o I. Leonard from San Diego State University. And with that announcement, a lifelong dream was realized. For Leonard. He would never take the floors. He was traded to San Antonio in a drop they did you want to state championship when you're in high school, and you took Santiago State to their greatest season they've ever had. What is it about how you play it? How you lied? Lies. Your teams are just, you know my hard work and you know, I'm being after the team sees that they also want to play defense. They just think they see how big leader hard work us do. And they followed me right behind his winning history and work ethic for a perfect fit for the Spurs in his third year in the league wide lead, San Antonio To an empty title and took home the Finals MVP award. Here's Leonard Driving late at home, He took Anderson for a ride on the voyage. He laid it up it in that performance catapulted the reluctant superstar. Into face of the franchise standard. He spent the next three seasons in San Antonio averaging over 20 points per game, and then things began to unravel. He missed the 1st 27 games of the 17 18 seasons. A handful of games before suffering a partial tear in his left shoulder. He played one more game before being ruled out indefinitely. Four days later, four state coach Gregg Popovich horrible situation. Players look right unless they don't know who's gonna be there from night tonight, and it's tough to get a rhythm. A floating game for sure. The Spurs and Kawai were split on whether or not he should be on the floor with his teammates and ultimately led to Kawai being traded to the Raptors have no regrets. But.
Hurricane Hannah downgraded but Hurricane Douglas swirls 'uncomfortably close' to Hawaii
"Hannah was downgraded to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Texas Sunday morning. But now Hawaii is bracing for a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds boxes. Alex Hogan has the latest Hurricane Hannah downgraded to a tropical storm. But bill damaging both properties. Part detective see at least nine inches of rain in the National Hurricane Center says Dangerous flash flooding over southeast Texas and northeast Mexico will continue Thea other state breaks. For impact. Hawaii is the eye of Hurricane Douglas euros in hurricane mornings currently in effect in Oahu and Kawai. While it's still slowing, Douglas should remain a hurricane boxes
"kawai" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Us well, but I'll say this. The one thing I think that can really hinder the Clippers is if Lou Williams decides that he wants to for gold the season and focus on the other things that are going on that he's talked about he ahs far as I'm concerned, the best of my knowledge he had necessarily committed just yet. So if he doesn't play with the Clippers, I think you take a guy that can give you 20 to 25 points off the bench. I think that that that would be Ah, devastation A so far as I'm concerned for the Clippers. Not that they can't compete. But when you have my leg Lou Williams, who was able to come onto the floor and play against a lot of second string guys, And even some of the first strange guys with his ability to score and create opportunities for others. I think that's a huge asset that that that allows the Clippers tohave even more comfort with Kawai and Polish hoards on the floor. Now the other you might catch a team that can get hot. But I think the team that plays the best defense that was born that they're gonna have any easier time. Coming back from the layoff, because if your principles and your foundation is based off the defense, then you understand that there's a moment in the game since you may not scores much, But if you're just the opposite thing, you're going to come in and outscored teams. I think that's the wrong thought process at think those seas will fall by the wayside a lot quicker. And those seeds with a little defense of foundation. And hopefully that'll be. The thing will be talking about going forward through July, August and September, instead of the potential stoppage again if there's too many cases off covert 19 inside the bubble, Bruce always a pleasure. Thanks for your insight. Be safety. Well, we'll talk to you soon. Take care, fellas. The defense of aspect. Very interesting to think about the Lakers to with Dwight Howard still in question with Avery Bradley, who opted out of playing in the bubble, both key defensive pieces for that Lakers team that had two piece me a lot of that roster together after Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the bulk of the money already being taken up before the season, And obviously Bruce knows about that. Because that was his go to I will shut you down. Coming up. The MBA players were getting set to resume even though some have wanted to stay away. Two continued the causes for social justice up next we'll hear from someone who did that already with incredible results..
LA Lakers: Takeaways from the first half of the season
"Win in Denver. A tough place right okay. Heading into the all star break four-game lead. I know it doesn't matter. Homecourt advantage Blah Blah Blah. How come we're not talking about how impressive first half of the season? This is for the Lakers. Everybody's talking about the clippers in the off season during the season because we live in a Wa Lakers are okay. Go ahead the last years of the number one seed. It didn't matter they didn't win a championship. The number two seed one titles is it. All I'm saying is the number one seed especially when we talked about it yesterday with the clippers if the clippers and Lakers they're all playing in the same building and I don't think it's that big advantage to beat a number one. I really don't have when they played the clippers in the playoffs. They have seven home games. Here the Rose Casino Clippers Games. There will be more Lakers fans there. There's no doubt about I think though is because we all know about the playoff. Yes we know Lebron you know. He had this great regular season but about winning the championship for both the clippers and the Lakers. I think that's why we're talking more about this than that. Great Win last night. It was a great win but it was. One of eighty two was impressive. You go to Denver and you beat them in their place. That's news that's really really. What are we gonNA talk as much about a if they lose their next game to a bad team? We're going to talk about the Celtics tonight. Are we gonNA have the same energy tomorrow? Words darn is big and is important as the Lakers in search of Lebron's not even that it's not even that what we've seen with Kawai is even last year. We saw him in and out of the lineup. In and out of the line of all regular season and then what happens in the postseason? He says I'm playing. He obviously has to play and look what the result ended up being. So with the with the clippers you automatically say he'll be sort of blew era. We see the same recipe being built in orchestrated here in La. We'll is okay you you too are starting irk me. With this whole. We saw the result the championship. Okay can we at least talk about this? Is You love to call. The warriors chip fraudulent Kawai. Leonard faced a team that Kevin Durant played twelve minutes in this series. Klay Thompson got her done. At what point are we going to say listen? It was a nice championship. Well done you. Do you mind being down Janas. Yeah they were GONNA smoke. Sorry let me let me say this off. This is the best player on planet Earth. Stuff you argue. He's in his better. This is designed to be. Why did you say Anthony Davis was better and Anthony? Davis legs Kuwabara Lakers to the Lakers. I'm not saying kawais definitely better. Clearly he doesn't control a game initiate an office like Lebron but clearly at this point a better defender at a goal to move Kawais. GotTa go to move where he had to undergo in the mid range. Yes but that's part of the discussion. He when he needs a bucket. He's GonNa get to a few spots in the mirror. Good above sixty five percent of those shots. The Brian has to drive all the way to the hole for it to be like some. You definitely think is going
Does the NBA need to do something about Kawhi Leonard's 'load management'?
"Cannot love something but no. It's good for the business. I don't love load management but Kawhi Leonard when he's is holding the trophy. Nobody's GONNA say November sex. You missed the game against Janos. Here's the thing and I was talking to a scout in the league about this today. When you do this type below management you better hold the trophy and June? You better because if that's why. Nobody was complaining last year in Toronto. 'cause they won if if you don't win the championship then you're going to get criticized for low manager. I think it's ridiculous. You don't like it. No not at all. We talk about the fans and all that but it's also deceptive. There are people. I don't know if this is true. Some will tell you that told the clippers. He's only gonNA play sixty five games. I I I was told I was told by somebody in the building. Part of the discussion was sixty. Five right right and look. I have said Kawai Leonard under deserves to be considered the best player in the world. Right now I think is the way he what he did last year. The play offs even his start this year he deserves. It had a now. Janas honest could take it this year. Lebron could try to get it back this year. Anthony Davis whoever but right now Kawai deserves that title. But I'm telling you I can't I can't give you that if you just sit now randomly because you don't feel like how you're healthy. It's it's three weeks into the season. Eight Games why in the world are you saying now almost think it's a mental block because in his nine years in this being nine so say eight first full years he only only plays seventy or more games twice. I almost feel like he. He's like if I played too many games. I'M NOT GONNA be healthy like I. I wonder if there's a mental by why in the world are you sitting when you're healthy. Well I think it worked for him. I think I'll say this. I Like Adam silver a lot David. David Stern was the owners. Commissioner Adam Silver is the players commissioner and if I start giving my kids ice cream for breakfast they e-expect ice cream for breakfast and was that ice cream due to them is gonNA ruin health and I'll say this. I think this is bad. Optics for the League for Middle America Erica. You Go to pay four hundred bucks. And you don't get Colli Leonard in Janas and I I would tell Adam silver to his face. He is incredibly pro player. Sure and so. What are the players do they go off? Players are doing in a game here there you know and certainly the last week or two. I don't mind when you're getting ready for the playoff games. That's fine but this is just beyond the Pale. In my opinion it really is an atom. Look Lee doesn't like this you think. ESPN's Inter it hurt the players pocketbooks. And maybe that's what will change and that's why the the players Association's get involved because the next TV deal you don't think. ESPN is going to bring this up if there is no question TNT in ESPN. Dan are fury right so that will lower their offers so that will affect the salary cap and what the players are making so the players association should get involved to be like like look. You gotta play when you're healthy. Play the Games. I and here's another thing and again I I like. I said he's a tremendous player. You can't dislike him as a person because he's quiet. He's low maintenance all that but I can't let's not let's stop the Michael Jordan stuff. I see your game I love the mid range. The two dribbles no wasted dribbles to dribble. Pull up you do it on both ends but if you just sit now games because you don't I want to play I don't want to compare to. Michael Jordan does play every
"kawai" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
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Stephen A. Smith Claims New Balance Wants Kawhi Leonard In LA
"You know, if I'm new balance and co is a new balanced guy. Anybody wearing new balance right now? One really? Oh, no. I had is are you wearing new balance? I gotta okay. Three people wearing new balance. Brian wear new now. There you go. Kawais a new balanced guy. If I'm new balance. I'm talking to quiet. I'm saying, look this Toronto thing is cute, this clipper thing, that's that's really cute if we want to sell tennis shoes, if we want to sell sneakers, go to the Lakers, you sell. It doesn't matter how many Canadians you own right? Does how much of that country yours? So the fact is, there's only thirty million of them, right? There are three hundred and thirty million Erica in this country, Canadians might still buy your shoes anyway. Yeah. Exactly. Brought him agenda. So question that new balance would rather play here. Plus from a branding stamp of part of what your new balance you want to break out into a slightly more hip market, everybody thinks this for people way, and that are under fifty. Right. We're not we just don't make running shoes with, with no big kind of make shoes that older people use to walk through all walking laps along. If you want to change that perception, you do that in Los Angeles, do that, with a worldwide brand like the Lakers, and it's you start selling shoes, and China you start selling shoes. In europe. You start selling choose all around the world, right? Because even if you own Canada, Canada, kind of reinforces the things about your brand that you don't want to reinforce, right. And there's only thirty million people, right? It's, it's not a big market. Can't all wear new. There are people in right? There's they're far more people in California than there on Canada. Of course. I think it's just a little country. It's a small. On around numbers here. I think there's more people, there's more in America. Yeah. Tell me three states. Do. Issue thing. Plays Greg, I absolutely think it does it, it doesn't make any sense that you're not if you sell purple, and gold, new balance shoes, people are going to buy purple and gold bound new balance
"kawai" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"A good reporter. So the report that Kawai is going to have a meeting with the Lakers. He's meeting with the clippers that there's a meeting with Philadelphia as well. But that he's gonna meet last with Toronto. Is there anything to re trying to read the tea leaves with co is basically impossible anyway? But if he's going to Toronto in meeting with them I shouldn't say to Toronto he's meeting with Toronto last. Does that mean anything to me, it would just mean it you know, I'm have that conversation with, with them and let them know that I'm probably going to do something different rather than rather than do it before everything do it at the end, you know, because if you do it before you meet with the other teams that gets out becomes a whole deal. You do at the end and you let them know haven. I had a great time. This was this was great for me, and my family was wonderful, but it's not for me for the next six or seven years of my basketball career. I'll always appreciate everything that they've done for me here. Toronto. And that's, that's what you tell them. You say thanks, a lot and keep it moving. So the question is, what is the pitch gonna be, you know, the pitching in Philly is different than the pitch in Toronto and according to Brian horse. This is going to be the pitch in LA with the Lakers looks now. Like he's going to squeeze them all into more of a Sunday Monday window, which the entire league is going to be relieved by, especially the Lakers because the Lakers can't really. I mean on one hand, they have to sit there and wait for a no. From Hawaiian kyri. That's the whole point here. You're not going to close the door on those guys. On the other hand, the signings are going to start coming off the board, as soon as six oh, one hits and players that you may want Nagel away. So that Lakers would like it to happen quickly, but that they're going to wait. They're supposed to wait..
"kawai" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"I would say in toronto and the only reason is is because the impression of kawai is obviously he's a guy that doesn't care about attention right he's very focused he's a guy i'm gonna go do my thing you can do your thing and you can be a legend in toronto and you're gonna get paid one hundred ninety million dollars which isn't so bad i don't think he minds that he his his endorsement is new balance his shoe deal is new balance and i think he minds while everybody else has the nike commercials or whatnot i don't think that bothers him one bit he'll have two hundred million dollars if i'm co- why would stay in toronto i wouldn't if i'm kawai go to l._a. but co is a different deal you mean how how well does a cyborg make money he's making more money as a cyborg in l. a. or toronto right well in toronto one ninety now talking about the outside outside of course and i don't know if is is big on the outside dollar about klay thompson i think he's going to be in golden state but listen in san francisco inside of the new franchise side of the golden state warriors as they move into a new arena i think the team breaks up in some way shape or form so i think k. d. is the defining decision there don't you be does the katie domino full before klay thompson or does claes fall before k d's I think you go Khokar there or the franchise, I think is a franchise. You would put your focus on Kevin Durant over Klay Thompson. if you could get kevin durant and that met you lost klay thompson i would do that and isn't it funky that both will not be where they will not even play next year If at all. howard beck going to lend his smart intelligent well researched views on the things that john and i know little of howard beck bleacher report will join us at about the bottom of the hour we continue next this is the rich eisen.
"kawai" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Eight, seven to nine three seven seven six. My compadres infants him as low the call any offseason of all three agency this silly season. Because you're going to hear so many things here. So many things they're backed fiction truth falsehood. Whatever that's going to be it just get sillier and sillier and sillier and sillier, for example, when it comes to the NBA draft on Thursday, many people want about what the New York Knicks are going to do. They worked out garland, demand. The young men out of band boat, but the are gonna take RJ bat some people thought the Knicks considering garland Vanderbilt being taken. Then you got the backup plan that just came not just came down. But report came out on Wednesday about the Brooklyn nets their backup plan could include not just to by Harry. Heiress. But also Chris for zingers, if they strike out on free agent along, the lines of Kevin Durant. Maybe Kyrie Irving, possibly Kawai learn, and I said to myself, this is just thoroughly entertaining and tainting because I'm not worried about what the truth is. I just know where the rumors are going to be. And it's always going to lead us to the point of no return porzingas. I know. Listen to Mark Cuban Donnie, Nelson, had to say when they acquired Porzingis impairing Bhaluka, dodge. Yeah. Porzingas isn't going anywhere unless you really blow the doors off the Mavericks with, with a trade offer. I mean, it's, it's not going to happen. But this is the silly season. So, especially when you get into twenty four hours of a draft, whether it's the NFL or the NBA, I'm sure behind the scenes MLB's the same way, but we all really don't pay attention to the MLB. I don't know let you know how those guys to be about three or four years. I have to go through, you know low way. Single-a aa. And the way baseball is, we may not even care then. Be that way. I'm not knowing that thought that. I mean you and I follow it, but we really don't talk about it a lot because. Well now out of people really Ghibli this time of year to be honest. But when it comes to these kinds of rumors twenty four hours ahead of draft. Yeah. This is the ultimate silly season. It doesn't get sillier so caution yourselves and about overreacting to any thing that's put out there. Skip Bayless got drawn off sides by some fake Twitter account about what happened there. I saw this earlier today where he was actually reporting about Chris Paul getting jumping all over James harden for having man boobs or something. You know, over the last couple of years fooled by that really. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah skip. Come on, man. I mean, you're making a lot of money be better. But anyway, point is, you know, a lot of stuff. Floated out there, whether it's on fake accounts on Twitter or people trying to dry you off sides or teams trying to, they don't try. They will float things out there just to try and see if another team bites on a rumor that they will intentionally leaked to media members to put out there and see what happens. So. Right now. I probably example, is are the Knicks working garland. Let you know, when when they drafted porzingas they worked him out the day before. And so what better smokescreen right to throw out there? Garland. Dennis Smith junior. Right. So exactly. And they made a trade with him, or the aforementioned porzingas it fits perfectly now, considering them, probably what how serious was it not Syria backup to if maybe RJ Barrett super some reason gets moved, or whatever, or he goes, number two overall? Don't over think it, my point is the Knicks. It's a good safety net in case RJ isn't there at three but I'd be stunned? I mean beyond stunned. He's not. But man, this is the silly season. So we caution you a lot of things going to be said over the next twenty four hours. I'm not costing anybody. If you believe that folderol go right ahead. Well, I'm trying to be a good Samaritan ear. I'm good Samaritan. I keep warning people if you're making ten million dollars, you're listening to, to fake Twitter account. AM boobs on Freddie Simpson ESPN radio, as we mentioned NBA draft coverage on ESPN radio and ESPN on Thursday nights, seven o'clock eastern, four o'clock on the west coast. We got a lot of tweets from you about the draft pick that just continuously gives you nightmares as Knicks fan. Here. Rinaldo ball C'mon being drafted in the first round. Back in two thousand six it just makes me cringe every time. Nice guy was not worth that.
"kawai" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Jaanus is number one, right? Yeah. Yon is quite under twenty seven. He's twenty seven. Wow. That's a great age. Yeah. I'm taking those guys one too, because they dominate at both ends on the perimeter, which is something that, you know, Anthony Davis as good as he is. I don't think he's an a one a type player. I, I you know, if you look at New Orleans, they made the second round one time, and I know there was all kinds of injuries and circumstances. But you know, if you look at a guy like LeBron Kawai or even yon Stephen able to get their teams farther. So I think Anthony Davis is perfectly suited to be a number two to a superstar player. And that's what he's doing. He is, you know, Bosch. Lebron won titles with Bosch and Kevin love. I think it's fair to say that Anthony Davis. Probably is a little bit better than those guys. But Bosch and Kevin love it took them ought to learn how to play with LeBron. So that's something that Anthony Davis is gonna have to learn as well. Brian, how do you imagine? The Lakers will. Fill out this roster. Stugatz. I have absolutely no clue because the Lakers have LeBron, Anthony Davis, not because of shrewd ingenious pain planning and management. They have them because they wanted to play in LA, you know, and that's the one thing LeBron went to LA. And now, Anthony Davis has gone there without the knowledge that the organization knows how to build a championship team or at least has shown incredible competence. Both are taking a leap of faith in return for the benefits of being a Laker, the, the thing about this trade that people don't seem to be noticing is not only did the Lakers go up a lot of picks. Okay. Those are in the future. No Laker fan. Cares about the future. But they also now can't trade those picks for players because you can't you can't trade picks and back to back years. So, you know, when they need a wing player in the spring, and it's the trade deadline or they need a point guard, they can't trade up or future first round pick for it because the way that trade was put together and they don't have any young players really on their roster. Now. Because they've they've, they've traded away their last two first round picks and traded away the two they traded away three other of their recent first round picks to get him. So now they don't have any young players to rely on other than Kyle Kuzma, and they don't have any draft picks to us to bring in young players, or to use to trade for other players that means that they are strictly going to probably have to build this team through free agency, which means that you need shrewd smart cunning, general managing, and maybe Rob Blake oh, do it. But his track record, so far is not led me to believe it. But I'm I'll be honest with you. I'm picking on picking this. They got to superstars in the last two years. It's a hardest thing to do in the NBA. Every team either has for stars or they spend their days and nights scheming, to get them, the hard part for them is over. But the but the work is not Ryan. Where does go? I Leonard wind up, do you think and why I think he's got two options?.
Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over 'Klaw' logo ownership
"Rafters collide Leonard and the big shoe brand Nike. And, or in court over at battle of his logo. So Kawai Leonard has filed a lawsuit against Nike for the claw his logo. He helped design or design himself, and allowed Nike to use it up to twenty eighteen when he switched to new balance, which he's wearing now any wants to be able to utilize that logo. So Nike trying to pull a switcheroo real fast in do the copyrights his back, but it was a little too late. He called him. He's filed suit. So should you be thinking about this doing the championship finals about a logo or should you be concentrating trying to beat the? Warriors. Well, co I seems to me to be a fairly single-minded guy. He doesn't get easily distracted. I mean, by all the other things that we've seen him go through last year, Saturday, entire season, basically, the nonsense surrounding where he's going to play Nike. He seems like he's able to focus on one thing at a time. These local things are interesting when you when you are with a brand shoot company, and you sit down to you sketch out the logo, and you sit down with their guys, you may have your own in at the end of the day, paperwork gets lost in transition, and they claim it, you claim it when you want to use it without them. They say no. But then yet still, it's yours. You own it. Right. It's, it's, it's one of the weirdest
"kawai" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"It's a fifty fifty series I think go to stay obviously a championship team. You know they've been there done that and on more than one or two occasions, but I think is without K D without boogie. You know, one of the things during the even during the regular season that we have success with against Golden State when we beat them twice was the American paint. You know, just offers rebound in him scoring on the block demanding that double team. And I think they have something like that, and Marcus, all they just a, a really deep team. You know, they they defend and they get production from a lot of guys, you know. So I think that could present a problem for Golden State with go to statements also go to stay. Great series if you could play against Kawai or you could play against Steph, who would you rather play against. Both for our does, you know, Kawai is gone. Do what he does is going to be going get a lot of touches a lot of ice. Oh ball. I'm usually not matched up with. But just defensively, you know, active. He's always in the way helping hands and they're going the ball. You gotta be on on high alert nothing at all during a game. The referee does it. But never distended curry talk to you. I mean, just easy goer stuff is just, you know, he'll, he'll talk to you like is not really competition out there. You know, I'm kinda different. I'm like on the other end. I'm not angry. But I'm like not very friendly step. It was just like I'm just playing whatever. You know, he'll he'll interact with everybody, do you wish he was a little more competitive? Do you wish you was more like Westbrook? Steph. No, I mean I, I like him for for what he is. I mean he he plays the game with you know, a lot of jewelry. And you know there's not a lot of animosity he has fun. You know, I think you know, he's he's affected that way. You know, he's got to emotional about things that have on the floor. He just played with Joey, and they still regard there and do what he does at the highest level soon. I don't have a problem with it at all. I love his game and went about dream on. He likes to talk a little bit. During minded very vocal, who he is what he is very important for the team. Yeah, he does the dirty work there. And I mentioned this a couple of times on the show for Steph and the rest of that team to sort of say to Kevin Durant. Hey, come on in. We'll make it your team. I mean it's really a big sacrifice on steps part. Now, all of a sudden, people are going, you know, that Steph curry with Kevin Durant out. He's still pretty good. I'm like he's always been great. It's just I think that he and Draymond allowed Kevin Durant to be the star this team. What do you think? Well, why would it? You. You do to go like Jim to rent. Don't wanna go team. Why would you try to compete with them? You know, dude is probably, you know the best player in the league. So. Why would you try to compete with being the best player when he's gonna make the game easier for you? You gonna take someone to work load off, you know, that, hey your CO career what's the defensive strategy against Golden State. What did you guys try to do buzz? We wanted to limit three point shots who wanted to make him play to pay. You know, a lot of day runs them making a bunch of threes getting excited the ball movement. You know that stuff. So we wanted we did a lot of switching. Shot to prevent threes. But the, the word championships, the way they have what reason you know, they, they get to what they wanna do. Well, I mean I thought we did a solid job, you know, just promotes of the game. But those bombers that you don't keep it up. They'll go on the run..
NBA: Does Steph Curry Need The Finals MVP For His Legacy?
"NBA finals begin finally tomorrow night wide Leonard comes in under the most celebration on the other side of Steph curry who in the last five playoff games has been absolutely sensational. Scoring even more than Kawai. Steph has three NBA titles to MVP's already but not a finals, MVP Colli does by the. Curry said, quote, it's a special award that everybody wants to get, including myself. But at the end of the day, the first thing I do is look up and see, did you win or lose on quote, we'll curry need this particular ward to validate his great career. No. And the fact that I never even thought about this today as much as I think about uncover, the NBA illustrates why. I mean, I've never thought about this now. It's interesting historical thing, Tony for particularly for older people like us who know the history of the league, and I think back on it, and of the people who've one of those who've won top twenty five place fifteen eighteen twenty players Julius Erving to me seems to be the most famous most accomplished has conic player who is not one because the other conic players, you know, they didn't win or they were the number two guy like Kevin McHale or, or someone like that Scottie Pippen great, great tonic players. I'm not gonna say they certainly are where they are. And I think Julius Irving is the guys is the only one. Right. I guess as Carmello Cremona, John Stockton, but they didn't they didn't. They didn't want to Patrick like you. Reggie, those are not commonplace like you. Seth curry has a chance to be an iconic. He's got a chance to win four championships in five years, he's the greatest shooter of all time. All right. I think of this as a small, it just doesn't even register on me, but, but magic Scott it and birds got it and Jordan's got it and his contemporaries Durant LeBron have this. So if you want to use this as disqualifier because you don't like curry, I guess you can not. I I he's an all time players ever wins this because of everything. He's one I think, might I think this is too small. You gotta get to the finals Griddle with you willing some place winning is the thing again. Tony, I just call it historical greatest note, but does it mean devalue Steph crises, not cement us, now
Charles Barkley's Warriors Prediction Was Extremely Wrong
"We promised to Charles Barkley last Thursday and today, we deliver, let's welcome back NBA on TNT analyst, early member of the ball brotherhood, and EMMY award winner ten fifteen times Charles Barkley because we love you. We're going to play a small clip here when Kevin Durant got hurt. You had some interesting comments, you won't see it, but you'll hear it 'til we play those, please. They're not going to be two rockets without K D, And they're not going to be Portland or Denver. Dow K where we all right. So because again, we love you, what have you got to save yourself, as they have moved on. Well, listen, nothing but kudos, first of all I was one hundred percent wrong, but kudos to the Golden State Warriors, and the two things strike me. Steph curry is put his name back in the conversation. Tony, we talk about the best players in the world. We took it. We talk about Katie Janas Kawai. Lebron Steph covers proven re he's the two time MVP he's been fabulous. But I wanna give shut up to Steve Kerr and his coaching staff because they got guys on the bench who have come into game going back to game six against Houston, and played fabulous. And that's the coaching staff. It lets me know when they're not playing games. They're working with those young players. So though, to two things that stood out to me doing this four game winning streak against the blazers and being the rockets in game, six Charles, you liked Portland, all year. A year. And even this week, they had double digit leads in the last three games. I mean, clearly they weren't scared the warriors, but they couldn't close. What did you see? Why couldn't they close any of those games out? Mike. I'm not gonna watch. I was very disappointed the trailblazers. I picked him to get to the finals to have three double digits lose lease and lose those games that can't happen, but was more disconcerting to me dim getting swept. You know, one thing, I'm very proud of I never got swept in a four-game series. You gotta have guys on your team. At least one guys that we're not gonna get swept. You can lose the series. But you can never give swept that tells me some stuff going on, they're not mentally tough enough Charles you. And I of course are here in Toronto for tonight's game four with bucks. And raptors can you see for a second straight game? Toronto's defense with all that double teaming ill led by Leonard keeping Janas having a mediocre game again tonight. Do you see it happening again? Well, I think it's going to be interested in night because of the double overtime game Kawai looks like he's a little injured to me to raptors. Do not have the depth to complete compete with the bucks. I think is going to be very interesting. How they come back physically from a double overtime game. I really want to run toe to win the game tonight. I would love to see a six seven game series to sit on this over out west of amendment. Walk is going to be tough to beat 'cause they got in my opinion.
"kawai" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Okay, let's get that out the way coast, but not a great coach. Okay. All right. And is not crazy for them to say that. Because let's, let's look at this team last year before the Bronx when the Braga before the Braga hurting on Christmas day game that was number four. Great place. And it was playing beautiful basketball anytime you ugly have the greatest player of all time on your team is arguably audibly greatest poli. You argue no. James, you always have a chance and I'm gonna tell you Brian James is not happy sitting at home right now. So they'll just bake. Well, he's not just cool with it. And at the end of the day, I keep saying, oh, Braun just moved to LA because different businesses and all that no Bron mood LA, and he wants to win the championship do. Now, would they could? They signed free agents off season. I don't know. Could they make trays to get somebody else? He go need help. He needs AD a career even maybe Kawai, Linda, Kevin Durant. Who else does he need? I'll just say one. But he needs all tell you, what lot of I'll tell you what I'll tell you this. If. Kevin Durant leaves the war use the west is wide open. So Robin Lincoln said, yes, they do have a chance to contend for tight. All need to do is at one piece Davis. That's all Anthony Davis. And I put full trust in LeBron James Brown. I trust and abroad. I'm I didn't win this. I didn't play he witnessed it play. When I watched him why close? But there's no better byu. Yeah. Then the Rena you right there. Why he wants to be? Oh, was I watched it? Baby. You watch him get swept much. Why did you attorney talking? You could talk with right now as much with LeBron anything is possible. I have very little faith. The Rob's Inca in the front, rob Pelinka and the front office, even calling whatever you on all kinds of. Called land wrong. I want to go to our to go that ball. Okay. But here's the thing, I don't have a whole lot of trust in him in the front office. Give because you know too many people, everybody say, they gotta say, and everybody's boss there. Pinon now had someone else said this, I might have believed it, but it's this the same rob Pelinka that on Christmas day after they beat the war. You're says nobody wants to see us in a seven game series in the west. That was the high point or the low forgot about right. Yeah. Is very possible. Skip as perk mentioned. If you can get one of these big time for age now that young core. I don't know how you keep it intact. If you get a where you don't. Right. Okay. On trade, all the, you would have to give that. And maybe if you get Kawata come or you get a Kyrenia calm you can keep the majority of that young core. But in order for you to get better. Even if you gotta make trades you have to break this court that young core. You know, you hear the reports about they might wanna go out the Bradley Beal. Or they might wanna go after this guy, you're not keeping that core intact in add pieces around it. That's not going to happen. Okay. So all I know for sure is if it's just AD and Kyrie. That's what you propose, and that's what you would accept right? Yes. That would not be enough to overcome that team. I saw last night, because it didn't have Kevin Durant. And it didn't have DeMarcus cousins next year. Probably. We'll have DeMarcus cousins. I'm going to just guess that he will be back next year with them minimum salary. Well, I don't know they'll have to. Well again, they're gonna lose, Kevin salary Madrid ongoing won't max. Deserves make he does and clay league will dot.
Can the Sixers make it work with Ben Simmons?
"Our first name today. However is Ben Simmons because before Volonte and I got to Philly last night. We went to the game. He told me he wanted to see all the unhappy faces if Toronto eliminated the home crowd. But instead we saw joy we saw Simmons's bestself. We saw the Sixers ensure game seven in Toronto. So Bo what Dr night in Philly tell you about this team. They Jimmy Butler is about to get reach. There is no stronger conclusion that you reach attribute being in that arena. It'd be like, wow. This match is perfect. And this team absolutely needs him because he's the grown up in the house. He's the guy that could initiate the offense, and he can allow this bestself Ben Simmons that you're talking about which is a Ben Simmons. That pushes it in transition and on offense is kind of a garbage man in a lot of ways. But I thought the biggest difference was seventh was he moved without the fall, which he doesn't often always do. Otherwise, but not for one ninety Jimmy got that ain't ain't no going back on. Now. Jimmy is getting the max and everybody that we saw in that arena, at least is going to love giving him that much money. But Ben Simmons you mentioned him one of the reasons he was so affected was because they did something defensively on Kawai Leonard that opened up Ben Simmons this whole series. The raptors kind of felt we're getting away with Kawhi Leonard getting to make his way through defenses basically single cover what they did in. This game was sent multiple bodies. At him. Turns out the Leonard will pass the ball to open teammates, all of those open. Teammates missed a ton of open shots. So the raptors miss open shots and who's corralling those rebounds, the Sixers and who was pushing the ball in transition. But our man Ben Simmons who can do that. Very well, see, that's the thing. Those open shots Roger said a couple of those. We're talking about a completely different game. Like this was a good performance from the Sixers and like that I've popping plus forty number for. Envied is going to jump out. But this was not something they told me that they magically figure this out. And that they got what the solution is to Toronto. No, I think Toronto released four this series still has the best player in this series. They'll be going back home, and are you counting on another like back to back? Good games out of been Simmons. Because I can't trust after you have the raptors went I got a seven I have the Sixers not least because I am again. Got to other reasons.
Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7
"Right. So last night we watched the Sixers and blazers both force game seven and watching the Sixers game last night. I think it's it's clear to everybody. Joel Embiid had a big game plus forty which you never see me come plus forty for game him in Michael Scott. That's what she said. Oh, it had big the big plus minus his last night, but watching this game and actually seeing how this is evolved over the course of the past few weeks, a couple of months is that while Joel Embiid, and Ben Simmons clearly are the more talented players. Jimmy Butler is the MVP this team. I mean, this is what the what he does enable to cover up for the faults of the other guys Ben Simmons not able to jump shot. Joel Embiid taking nights off. He's a playoff guy. He's a playoff guy. That's gonna take bigshots make big plays. And you look at the the end of this first half the sequence where he hits the jumper with nine seconds left thirteen point lead. All right. The raptors come down for the last shot strips Kawai. Goes in for a layup where many players with looked up at the clock and said, oh, I got it. Stop and take a jumper with one point five seconds left. Instead of going to go to the Cup in with less than a second left. They're up by fifteen. The place is going crazy teammates jumping on top. He's got his hands up. Come on. He's that special kind of guy that can grab a team and say, okay, this moment is not too big. For me. We need a basket. I'll be able to do it not somebody that can be around team more than two or three years because we've seen a brace of as he is. But he's kind of like the the Bill Parcells of players, right? Can be around for a couple of years. And then I have to go someplace else, but he is like he is everything this team
"kawai" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"And let's get ready and get this thing said, let's do let's sit the phone today. We've been talking about so many great performances in the play offs. Who's been the best player in the playoffs player in the playoffs? James harden Jaanus on Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard Kawai letter. We all man, that's a hard one. Give us names again. You know, the names Jaanus James harden, kuwa- one of those guys will be MVP. Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard Dame times been awesome co-editor. Why learn it? Well. Okay. Now watching it we talk distance travel to from where we thought a person would be where they are. And where they're playing and that would like like McCullum or somebody can go in there because even forming off the chain. But will it that'd be as it may? I'm just saying I want to crack Ukraine's opening brains up to see not just always talk guys two guys that made the biggest leak also man that's not the question that wasn't a question, homey. You can put Gordon in that. If you want to Gordon. Joe, right? Go ahead. Who's not on this list? Kyri Irving on the. Today. We'll continue for Chris Brockman. Vaulted Celtics right there that Boston Celtics fan. So, hey, stay with us. Coming up next. We will talk to the man that said Milwaukee win the championship. NBA championship. And while more with NB all Famer matrix me and myself, Mike or sitting in for rich Eisen on the rich Eisen show. Don't go away and sports a trade can make or break your team a good one can mean a championship. But a bad one.
"kawai" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"But if if they stay healthy lookout with Kawai, and Lowry and Gasol and Siaka and surge of Bacchus, really good. That they're going to be a tough out for somebody. So here's here's something that I think is is really really interesting. We talk about the Lakers. Young core yell the time, you know, the the Ingram in the Kouzmin and the Josh heart in the Lonzo all that stuff. So the dodgers there's this thing called the first of all dodgers off to a five and to start there in Colorado tonight. Colorado's three and four it'll be Tyler Anderson the lefty for Colorado versus Cantu, my eighty Kanta Mehta for for the dodgers. And that means we'll see because it's a lefty we'll see David freeze and we'll see Chris Taylor out in left field most likely and kenley Jansen pitching for the first time in Colorado. The heart procedure. But I mean, he had that I guess repaired. Here are the KOTA projections for the next and I trust the Prokhoda projections there these are normally scare scary Acura. So Brandon Doolittle rights for ESPN wrote this based on twenty five men rosters. The dodgers will win ninety four games next year ninety five games in twenty twenty one. That means the next three years..
"kawai" Discussed on Get Up!
"He's on pace for career. Highs in assists per game in field goal percentage and player officiency rating. Again, they're five and a half games back. Toronto. And the standings right now. And speaking of the raptors, let's talk about them la- raptors were the winning team in the east over the previous five seasons. But that didn't stop them from meeting the reset button after another early playoff exit. So for the third straight year Toronto eliminated from season to Cavaliers to Toronto fired head coach Dwayne KT two days after his peers voted him the league's coach of the year and a final year for that man, Wayne. Casey now Ouch in Toronto, the raptors they ship to their all time leading scorer to San Antonio in exchange for one year lottery ticket collide, Leonard the Spurs have agreed to trade Kawai and Danny green to Toronto in return. San Antonio will get to Margit Rosen so far so good Toronto was forty three and sixteenth. Best record in franchise history at the all star break, and why is a big reason why the free agent to be is averaging career highs in points and rebounds and earned a starting nod any all star game Leonard far side. Pulls for three and knocks it down splash. It clearly in the bottom of the well has the stretch. One begins the raptors have two goals number one reach their first ever NBA finals and to convince coli that by re-signing, they'll have a path to many more. Here's where they sit right now. Just a game behind Milwaukee for the top spot. Raptors back in action Friday Kawai taking on his former team the Spurs seven o'clock eastern time right here on ESPN. Or that thought in mind, it is our delight to bring in the president of the rappers the architect of this team. Messiah Jiri is in a studio. Great to have you here. Thank you very much. Well, good. I'm always fascinated by people who have to make big decisions. So it's easy to say. When your team is bad, we need to.
"kawai" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Radio. Mike. I mean, first time caller here. Great. I think what the pelicans should do. Maybe just play ethnic in the first half of game Calica so thinking. Ball out numbers? But in the second half, they're not gonna win without him. So it's kinda like a mixture of both you guys suggestion. So in other words, you're not trying to win games. But you're also not paying him to do nothing. Exactly. So are you not worried about him getting hurt? Then mean that risk of always there. Like, you said, I mean, you get hurt at home, right? I just think. Let them play. I mean, you're paying twenty million dollars. I mean, that's a lot of money. So. I mean, that's creative. However, if the concern is that that he's going to get hurt. They're not gonna let him play at all. I can't imagine. I I don't know. I mean, that's the risk. No matter what we see that in just the worst possible circumstances. Earl Thomas this year going back to the Seattle Seahawks and getting hurt the way that he did Dez Bryant signs a contract violated play with New Orleans, and then ends up getting hurt his second practice. Like, it's always a possibility. I just can't fathom. They're gonna bench him in the union wouldn't say a word, but maybe wanna play. Maybe that's the the deal is that he wants to pull the Kawai Leonard. That's the only the only issue guaranteed contracts because they injury. And I'm no they have pauses for all that. But I just can't imagine just being on the bench the entire again either. Game. And I'll tell you one thing your claws doesn't include not paying a player if he gets hurt. I mean, it's workmen's comp. He gets hurt playing basketball. You pay him every last dime with that money. So all right, Mike. Thanks so much for your phone call. I appreciate it. Eight five five two one two four two two seven as of right now, it doesn't appear as though the pelicans are gonna trade into the Lakers. And according to our pelicans insider, they don't want to trade into the Lakers. That's where he wants to go. So they're not tried to accommodate his wishes because he's the one who wants out a year and a half before his contract is up and the more. I talk about it the more it seems so similar to the Senate Antonio Spurs situation. Kawhi Leonard wanted to go to LA he was actually in LA when Gregg Popovich showed up to try to convince him to stay to stay with the Spurs. He said, no. And they said in the opposite direction. The complete opposite of what he wanted..
"kawai" Discussed on Open Floor
"And I'm just like, I I don't know whether that's hard in or dantonio, but it seems like a bad idea and they've done it that way for the last couple of seasons. And I also think it's a cop out to say that it's his workload. And that's the reason he struggled in the playoffs. But so it goes I mean reasonable people can disagree there. Boy, it's definitely the number one factor and the number two factor would be sort of the quality of competition. Right. Well, I think that's part of it. But also the way he's shaded changes. And that removes one of the weapons in his arsenal. And that really does affect. Him. And I it changes some I mean, it doesn't radically change. It's not like night and day. I mean, it it modifies, but also look back like the last couple of team seized loss to those Spurs led by the warriors who have beaten them multiple times. Like he's his team is clearly the underdog in those series. Wait a second. No matter what you say. He was clearly the best player on his team in those series. So this is funny because it reminds me of a year ago what I rarely respond to the open floor. Emails and rarely will kind of take the bait and get an argument with people, but somebody sent me like the smug est E mail about a year year and a half ago kinda hating on me questioning intelligence for buying into the idea that hard and struggles in the playoffs. And so I went back and forth and got pretty heated for a minute there. And so I can't resist like you. Go back to that Spurs. Here is first of all it wasn't Kawais Spurs Kawai missed the game that hardened completely. No showed it to the point where everybody was wondering..