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CEO of X2, Mark French, on How His Product Has Disrupted the Market
"Now. A couple of questions. I have here for you one. Is you guys are operating this business. And i would say that it is. It is disruptive what you're doing from what i can tell. The brand seems to be disruptive. What do you accredit the the rapid growth to do. What do you attribute the rapid growth to why is it. Being such a disruptive success. I would say there's more people coming to the category now right so there's certain people that would never try an energy drink right that more health conscious consumer really was not interested in putting in other bodies some of these beverages that had you know some you know ingredients that you can't even pronounce so as more people. Are you know looking for energy solutions. Whether it's a coffee drinker. That wants something. A little bit cleaner lighter Or you know somebody that might be drinking other energy drinks but is trying to live a healthier lifestyle. You know. i think that's really where the disruption comes in also. There's never really been a brand that you know was built in the locker room in this energy category right so you know. We're really fortunate that Death net recently featured us as a sports drink. Innovator we're not really a sports drink. We're not a hydration drink or something that you might take Before you want to do some exercise or if you wanna just have a little bit more energy and focus throughout the workday but you wanna have it with clean healthy ingredients and you know the other reason why people might consider us to be somewhat. Disruptors is just because of you know this athlete a model. there really haven't been athletes like saquon. Barkley labonte david kawhi leonard and now kendall tool who's one of the top peleton athletes That are joining a company like ours as shareholders and partners in the business. I think it's just you know shedding some light that there is renovation innovation in the energy category and that's where we could probably be looked at as being somewhat
Shannon Sharp: Kawhi Leonard Will Not Win a Championship for Clippers
"We have some big clippers news and even though there's no timetable set for his return we now know will be sticking around in la. Yesterday quiet agreed with the clippers to a four year deal. They player option. That is worth over. One hundred seventy six million according to ward so shannon will. He lead the clippers to championship. During this contrast this up look at it like this. Break it down like this. We do know that there's a likelihood that he's gonna miss some of the season this year. You're going to be some or is it going to be all. He missed fifteen games with thirty. Gave me say you know what guys. I'm gonna make sure totally healthy because this is what we know about learning history. He does not play hurt. So i'm gonna say this year. I'm gonna wash it up. He played on even though. I think there's a fifty fifty chance. He does play but he missed some games. You better hope. He doesn't play this year art. I wanted to play. I wouldn't i wouldn't play. It doesn't matter to me He we don't worry about we. Don't worry about the other squad but anyway so that's one year so he has two years left. Because the fourth option basically skip. That's an insurance policy. In case the need do give out on it. Because we know his history. He's had some issues over the last several years. That's called the time. I was gonna say they don't scale because i don't believe the nets. I don't believe we are walking out. Don't believe the lakers. I don't believe some of these other teams have some of the issues that they have now. When you signed when you have two guys on deals paul george and aqua leonard it becomes very difficult for you to fill out your roster with significant players basically. You're getting guys who mid level exceptions you guys taking the vet minimum.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast
"Kevin o'connor kevin o. Palmer kevin o. Concert given oh camera kevin o. Climber aka kevin o. canvas. Kevin oh candy lane. Kevin killian jabber. What's going on buddy. Well as we are recording this on a tuesday night a little extra lag time in the nba finals with them having an extra day off little. Did we know that there would be news break on a tuesday night and it was big news because one of the superstars of the game quiet. Leonard had an injury that kept him out of the playoffs. All of the details about his injury were rather murky. We in fact goofed about it a few weeks ago and then it comes out. Tonight that had a partial tear of his acl that required surgery and that he has already underwent surgery for the partially torn. Acl which is a very long recovery kevin so we got a lot to sift through with this when he saw that news. Come across. What was your first reaction. If acl injury recovery is about nine months thou places return about april twenty twenty two which would be the start of the nba playoffs. So if go. I signs the clippers. Or if he goes somewhere else his return might not be the start of the postseason. And if the clippers do get kawhi leonard back. I would think on something either. You know one and one. Maybe he opts out of his player option for next season then signs a one plus one that way he could become a free agent again. Twenty twenty two if you wanted to or opt in again. But if he were to do that. It's going to be a situation where the clippers are going to have a full season without kawhi leonard guarantee. They need to make the playoffs. They might be in the plane. So i mean it's insane the ripple effects here for the clippers and the short term and the long term. 'cause who knows what's gonna do who knows when he'll be back and we know with him chorus he's going to be super super conservative with his comeback. He very well might just missed the entire season knowing his history with injuries while especially because he'll be thirty one years old right thirty one years old with a history of injuries. And i think maybe dependent upon. And i know this is. This isn't the fun way to talk about this. But dependent upon how much of the bag gets secured as they say because kuwa- leonard has a very interesting situation leading into this offseason. He can become a free agent if he declines his thirty. Six million dollar option. He can re-sign with the clippers for four years for one hundred and seventy five million or he could also as you mentioned signed a one year deal and then next year he would be eligible for a two hundred forty six million dollar contract. And that's because he's only been with the clippers for two years so i don't have his bird rights right now. One more season would give them his bird rights which would allow them to sign him to a five-year max contract. Which is why the big differential and the finances there. Yeah and so if you are the clippers and the thirty one or watching a thirty. Six year. Old at times be the best player in the nba finals. So it's not out of the realm of possibility that we get.
Kawhi Leonard Has Surgery to Repair Partial Tear of Right ACL
"Crazy breaking news. Kawhi Leonard had surgery for a partially torn ACL in a lot. That's not good explains a lot. Yeah never heard. I had never heard of an ACL injury that you know, didn't require surgery or wasn't some level of at are they're so hyper extent, hyper-extended knee injuries, and things like that. But the way they described that the ACL injury, I mean, I saw another kind of stuff that they were trying to play their, you know, you always have. I don't know what they're sending out mixed signals on injuries, especially in the playoff series. You know, is a guy going to play tonight. Is he not dead teams? Do that a lot, but it was always weird to me that an ACL injury was played, in a way that he could have possibly returned, cuz now surgery is going to knock him out at least. For part of next season and there's a guy that can become a free agent opting out this year. So you might have the Clippers in a situation here where they kind have to do that Katie thing and eat part of that first year just to keep them long time. And this is tougher guy who already was starting to deteriorate a little bit and it's lower. Body had to take a lot of load management days since 2017 with that injury against ZaZa. And, you know, was always kind of a guy that was dealing with something in terms of body. So this isn't going to help.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"And i are going to break down the off season for the atlanta hawks and the los angeles clippers after both teams fell short in the conference finals. And you'll see the most notable item starting off with the clippers heading into the summers the free agency of kawhi leonard hoop sides number one. All roll ranked free agent in issues class and the clippers. They had a really unbelievable off-season especially compared to the meltdown. They had in twenty twenty think that they learned a lot this year. Especially under tight lou. I think they're definitely Figured out a lot of things and it should feel good about heading into next season. And especially if you're quiet. If if he had any doubts about whether this is was the right move if he should remain there for the future. I think a lot of those doubts really cool down so as we know. He is eligible to be free agent. He's got that player option. I wrote about the clippers last week as soon as they got eliminated at talked about him and several other things and was leonard. I he's got his player option. And if others. I don't think he's gonna leave. But i'll just touch on that really quick about what that could be if he were to walk dallas in yorker the only playoff teams. That could get to max cap space for him. So i don't know if those are injured Places that are particularly of interest to him maybe doused because they have lucado no but those are really the only two recent playoff things that could get to. Max cavs face. There is miami but They don't deny it to get the max cap space. They're route to getting. I would have to beat through trade so it would have to be kind of a situation where qui- tells the clippers. Hey you know what. I don't wanna be here. I'm gonna believe but maybe you want. I'm willing to go to miami. Free trade me there. He he can say this about with some other teams. Then miami would have to opt in dragic guatemala and then send picks and hero and whatever they can to make it work that would be basically the situation so i touched on that a little more were leonard if you really want to do an opt in trade. I think he has more options. That way but i don't think that's going to happen. My guess is that he will end up staying with the clippers. And i think the bigger question is what kind of con- contractual pathway.
George Leads Clippers Over Paul and Suns, 106-92 in Game 3
"The clippers are within two games to one of Phoenix after Paul George scored twenty seven points in there one oh six ninety two win over the sons George also had fifteen rebounds and eight assists to help L. A. win without Kawhi Leonard who remained out with a sprained knee Reggie Jackson added twenty three points for the clippers who took control with the biggest run of the game at twenty one three sport that left him leading seventy one fifty six in the third Suns guard Chris Paul made his series debut after coming out of curve eight nineteen protocol finishing with fifteen points and twelve assists game four is Saturday in Los Angeles on the ferry
Booker Gets First Triple-Double, Suns Beat Clippers 120-114
"Devin Booker had forty points thirteen rebounds and eleven assists for his first career triple double as the sun's earned their seventh consecutive win one twenty one fourteen over the clippers the triple double is a system that's you know my teammates making them pay for you know running in Dublin you know seeing different types of defenses bunker shot fifteen of twenty nine from the field against an LA team playing thirty six hours after advancing deandre Ayton had twenty points and nine rebounds for the sons Paul George pumped in thirty four points for the clippers Suns guard Chris Paul sat out because of covert nineteen health and safety protocols clippers star Kawhi Leonard missed his third straight game because of a sprained right knee game two is Tuesday in Phoenix I'm Dave Ferrie
Clippers Beat Jazz 119-111 to Take Series Lead
"The clippers have taken a three games to two lead in the Western Conference semifinals by earning their third straight win over the jazz one nineteen one eleven Paul George carried the load with thirty seven points and sixteen rebounds while Los Angeles played without forward Kawhi Leonard because of a knee injury suffered in game four Marcus Morris scored twenty five points and Reggie Jackson added twenty two for the clippers who shot fifty one percent from the field the jazz made a team record ten three pointers in the first quarter but led by just one at the end of the period boy am Bogdanovich had nine treys in thirty two points for Utah I'm Dave Ferrie
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Can't remember been so i don't think he answered but we can move on our last one here. Hey no doug group my eight year. Old son is somehow obsessed with eighties rock music. Not exactly sure how this happened. It's not like i'm putting on def leppard to listen to at home but is nostalgic to hear the songs i loved as a kid after listening to the drop on friday. I thought he'd get a kick out of lee's whistling guns and roses so acute it up for like j. d. I didn't pick up on the tune. So i didn't expect much but after literally three seconds my son yelled out patients by gr. Our she and art too. I was shocked and way more proud than it should have been. Leave have at least one fan out west so when was the time you underestimated someone and they surpassed your expectations. Thanks for helping me stay sane through the pandemic and beyond backs up you guys awesome. That's from brian. In palo alto california skeets. You got an answer. Someone time underestimated someone and they surpass your expectations just quickly with the patients. Dnr because of that show. And i'm sure. I put i put it in the right upper something on youtube now. The number one recommended video. Every time i fire up youtube is patients like it has since that show. So they're either listening. They've picked up. On what i was writing. And what you were doing that show Yeah time underestimated someone and they surpass my expectations. I'm just going to show you her getting a dog guys. The greatest thing i ever did. Oh my gosh. she's so cute luda She's sleeping. we won't wake her. I was excited to get a dog. No doubt but i don't know lots of people got dogs fine. I like dogs. But i've never had one. Oh good to be a great. Could it be wrong. it's better than i ever imagined. I love this little girl now. She can't even kidding and sit straight in his chair because he wants everybody to see is good so yeah it was getting a dog. I mean. I wish oh i've said this before. I wish i had a dog way sooner now but this one was meant to be. The time was a man's got to have a really and women should have dogs to everybody's have a dog dogs. If you can if you can you can be expensive. It'd be nice if you've got the space and all that yada yada yada. God lover look at her walk little sausage dog for a decade. I've seen your dog on the internet. More one year man for sure so everybody. Shout joel meyers. No no no no see. This is where you're wrong man. Joseph that's why we gotta we can leave with somebody else for a while. We can go do things and that's my answer. Who's another one. Let's wrap this baby up lee. you got well. I've got some trivia for you. How many views do you think guns and roses. Patients has on the move on us. Twenty million. I don't want any give me framer hundred and fifty million trays much closed but still low six hundred hundred and six million views on on not their most watched video. 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Build up the wax the pitch perfect all right. Yeah so great. Great great song great fund trae tasks answers before we go. I was surprised to find out. Just how much. Lee ellis was the mayor of bar three. The time we went. I knew he was ingrained in the community when we came in there he was like a politician working exactly right and then we got into the workout worth us. Three or struggling lease killing. I was like no wonder they asked this guy to squad on the website. I asked you the other daily. Still you still doing bursaries. Still going doing it at home and you said no. I said they're taking off that squad website. Yeah no consistent work at right now. I want to get back into something but the funny thing is about three. The first time i went was to pick up roxana and it was an incredibly intimidating environment. Being the only dude and like thirty women came out from work at everyone's all sweaty and that and i just felt like wow. I've never been this outnumbered once you get him once you go on the other side of the rope and you become one of them. Oh man it's a different experience. It's it was so much fun doing those workouts. I'd love to get him back into my routine. If i can no real window right now for that. Unfortunately so we'll see. I mean i i don't have answer. You mentioned the dog. I mean. I wasn't a cat man growing up then i was with a girlfriend for a long time and she had a cat and i was extremely excited about this cat but bojangles great cat. We're we're great friends. Me and bobo animals pets. Not deserving really aren't man we really truly. Let's call it there. Well another epic beach depp. And podcast thanks everybody the sending questions keep them coming. No dunks the dot com. You can tweet him in at no dunks inc as well. Actually go check out. This morning's podcasts had a lot of fun. Talking about katie's masterpiece their in game five.
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard Sprains Right Knee, Out for Game 5
"Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for game five of their Western Conference semifinal series with the jazz a person with knowledge of the matter said Leonard will need more testing and evaluation on his sprained right knee raising questions about his availability going forward the person says the structural integrity of the knee has yet to be determined the clippers say there's no timetable for Leonard's return Leonard's injury appeared to occur with about five twenty left in game four of the series against the jazz on Monday when he was fouled on a drive by Utah's going on background of H. I'm Dave Ferrie
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Free Agents
"The messages are fine. Send you a green messages. But as apple users we gotta do are far too and stop responding with the emojis when you're in a group chat with the green bubble. That's just a problem for everybody. Gets your message. Even people like what on one you know. Just just a ha ha thumbs up right. it's weird. just it's like you're an instagram. dm you know. it's like no no leave. ask for this one. Yeah so we used to have a A lady come and help us out. Little oscar was born a few years ago He sort of grew and he went to daycare. We didn't really need her around So she moved on but it was her birthday or something and so. I said we should do something you know. She'd like to see the boys. And i said let's invite her over and i would just have a little celebration for her. I think he was seven of time. Sebastian was like okay. I'll maker little meal. And i was like he's ambitious but he's not all that flash in the kitchen anyway so he started getting ready. I told her. I said come on. We're gonna have a little Little celebration for it. And so he started preparing his meal and it was One carat with uncooked unpeeled carrot An onion just an onion one and a croissant from trader joe's and try to a fantastic and he had some like raspberry jam ready to go and she was supposed to come over at like four o'clock or whatever and well that was just a little. She was literally lay. She was ten minutes late. Sebastian couldn't really white so he took a bite out of the croissant. And and put it back down on the plate and Left it there for her and was like you know i. I'm not sure. I'm not sure you should sort of nibble out of your guests treat. Then and he was like he was like you know but it's for her and i'm like i okay. Okay came in and eventually came in. I said sit down and sebastian pigewoman meal. And i just wish i could have captured the look on her face and she saw an onion one carrot and across that had nibble taken out of it already. You know. I think i did get another Chris pratt curtis carrot with the intention. Was there with a lot of love. It was just You know he just couldn't white all that time and he loves across so we help her out with my cool story. Bro is has to do top shot back in late. February early march was right before the all stars. I guess it was right before the all stars were announced so whenever that was probably late february. And i remember trae like we were like. Oh man we figure out who the all stars are snatch up a couple of moments you know. Maybe you could flip them. Make a buck going. Like khris middleton. Chris is going to be an all star game. Yeah oh yeah. I'm gonna i'm gonna get a couple of early ninety. Lock that great team. He's already been in all star. Classic joe johnson material here like let's get a couple of these and then people will. We'll see them. Go up and well. You know where this is going like. He didn't get named to the all star team. That's the first problem with my dump plan that backfired the second part is. It's chris middleton like no one's gonna care whether he made another all star team with his top shop it so that backfired ended up giving a couple of way. And that's the story. I said it's a very cool story. Bro still a big job in my book. I thought middleton was absolute lock the bucks were ball and fifty forty ninety almost twenty five game shirts. Almost exactly what tobias harris dead and. He wasn't an all star. Either but chris middleton. I thought he was going to do it. to change that twitter bio two mome collector. Got a lot more questions. Still the tackle here on the beach but first quick break to hear from our sponsors over the weekend we saw. Lots of Throwback videos photos from the raptors celebrating the championship speech. I think you put up a couple there Because what an emotional tom. It was for us seeing the joy of seeing the raptors climate title but that was offset by the realization. That we're also job and well things have turned out pretty well Better than we could have expected here at the athletic for a couple of months ago there was some uncertainty. We didn't show is going to continue. And even what format but for a million dollars Months up the link into camps and.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Free Agents
"The upper hand on their opponent and he's finals. Mvp in twenty nineteen. He got his with the spurs earlier. But what could have been for a couple of these other playoff runs. It seems like you know. The news is slightly changed. From this morning we were podcasting too. Yeah he's out for game five it's an indefinite period of time. Now it's now. It's you know from an acl and that just makes it seem like a longer term injury and it just sucks that one of these great players obviously and a great team that was hitting its stride considering all the injuries across a leak that we talked about this morning and like lebron is referring to which could be right about Yeah just just really takes the wind out of the sales. Because it's different than chris paul. Because chris paul he's not injured. He's coming back at some point. And hopefully if this series is shorter now between the clippers and jazz. That doesn't bode well for his chances to be back for game one right. It is different there anyways. Let's get to the answer of this show. I wanna ask. Do the clippers have any chance to win a title. If quiet leonard is done for the rest of the postseason no no not really not really. It's tough to see how they could go on and win from here. They're still georgia. There's still got some good players on that team that but I really can't see them getting past you. Know the jazz for one and then and then also getting possesions sons and then getting past you know brooklyn. Let's say in the eastern conference. It just seems to be a hill to climb for them right now. So pathetically saw this on twitter thought. It was an interesting question. Let's pretend tasks right. He should be back hopefully for game one game two. I've talking about chris paul. But let's he for whatever reason isn't who has a better chance without their star player to go to the finals. Let's say is the sons without chris. Paul very unlikely because he should be back or would it. Be the clippers without kawhi leonard. Still having paul george a good team. The sons of course booker who's in the mix for all nba teams all star team and stuff like that. But i don't know i. I was like immediately. I thought sons. And then i caught myself. I don't think it's that automatic. I mean they're both put in a horrible position because those players are important important to their teams trade. You have an answer c. You mulling it back and forth there. I think it just means the jazz are clear favourite. Those well as and kawhi leonard is out because i mean yeah you would ya paper wise looking at it. I think i would choose the sons as more viable from a talent standpoint. also it's their first time in the playoffs for a decade and the big The big difference for them being first time playoff team was that they would have chris. Paul you know as a veteran leader so that's an impossible task for them to overcome. Meanwhile kawhi leonard. I think has been the difference for the clippers and when he starts playing well obviously their team starts playing well. That's why he's been a finals. Mvp in two different finals. That's a huge loss. Meanwhile the jazz. Yeah they're missing. Mike conley but as long as donovan. Mitchell is able to go at least. They've got their top two guys which is not what you can say. Forget two teams in the western conference. Yeah no it's insane okay. So let's let's us sorry. Answer this question here which. Mba would you like be taken to the next level. I've talked about this before for the past. I don't know what are we up to ten or eleven years. But i would love to see the concept of nba teams nba players using the backboard as that sneaky. Sixth offensive player out. There used those angles and sometimes we see it. I was confused whether dwell bead was trying to throw a pass to ben simmons who is being fronted the other night off the backboard. Some players have actually pull this off. Of course you have incredible touch that things get a rocket off there but just this concept. Will we ever get to this weird level or these guys are so good that using and throwing things off the glass to go over the defense when you're fronted to like from the top. Throw it in the glass and it drops. I'm we're getting. We're slowly seeing it creeps in every once in a while. But will it ever go there. That's my crazy concept that in the nba shoes where they glow and catch fire. When somebody hits five or six threes katie's kicks would have been neon green. Whatever internee unread or whatever. Those are my two things. I've been talking about for a decade. So i'll keep it keep it their day true. I'll drop in one other thing. We have talked about his jump balls. I despise jump balls. I just can't stand it. I just find myself watching the referee seeing which side is gonna throw it to right because he can never throw it straight up. It's a he can take. As long as honest. Gupo takes the free throw line to try and get it right and never go straight up. We've talked about maybe bringing out a little cannon before to shoot straight up in between the two jumpers But it's a little cumbersome scan take forever. we talked about mark. Cuban made a comment about artificial intelligence in tim. Kato's article on the athletic. If there's artificial intelligence in the nba. i'm sure we can figure out a way to retract the floor. Every time to jumpers are there and the ball shoots straight out of the floor. There's a lot of things happening underneath a hundred underneath the floor. Whatever macaques they going under there. I mean i don't think you could do it everywhere on the floor you don't you couldn't just couldn't just zip around but in the middle of the floor why not. Why can't the floor just retracting all thirty nba arenas in a bowl just shoots straight up. What set bsa and drop it from the rafters new ball. Let's watch pandemonium happened there for a second. It's like i don't know it. Sounds like the xfl or something like that bad. Not bad trade. You have an answer for this. Yeah i got three things. That i liked that i liked that have or i would like to see kind of permeate. Normal life. The jersey swap. I liked it. That's taking office a thing..
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Sixteenth and the nba is officially drunk. I'm jay skeets. We got up in this mother. What's up what's up. Everybody we got my top show hop boy fellow freak trey curvy you. The international man of mystery always taking it to the max leila's friend and making the magic happen. It's jeannie hello. There isn't here. We are shutout to the stream team. Joining us live on youtube. Some of you for the second time today. Please like comment. And subscribe before we get to your questions today on the beach a little housekeeping here first off. Check out this morning's podcast. It was an action packed episode now. A few things guys have happened since recording. That obviously some of them. I think we'll talk about on this show if we don't some of that news don't worry we'll get to it on tomorrow's daily podcasts. Live at ten. Am eastern on youtube. But the t. l. d. r. of at all. Okay here we go. Hold onto your butts chris paul. He is out indefinitely having to enter the. Nba's health and safety protocols that's what we know why he has an acl injury key could be done for the entire postseason. The pelicans fired head coach. Dan van gundy after. Just one season. The wizards announced that they will not extend the contract of coach. Scotty brooks so he's out. The mavericks front office was blown up. Shut up to tim kato. The king slayer donnie. Nelson is out as the mavericks president of basketball operations. After twenty plus seasons with the franchise we know that and there are reports trickling in here. That bob will garris. Who you might remember was the shadowy. Gm figure at the centre kato and sam the athletics reporting without all that drama. Go on he might also be out has changed his twitter bio that's looking collector is two words as his twitter by all my goodness. I think that's just a shoutout to crypto. Punks big crypto punk guy made a huge huge. By if i'm not mistaken to not too long ago. So i think that that's what that's a reference to but i i see the acc the correlation with the way things have been going down lately. It's looking like he. And donnie nelson are going to be out there. And the mavericks. Try and rebuild their front office and hornets guard. Lamelo ball has been voted the nba's rookie of the year. I love it you know. They had that press release ready to go. Today on wednesdays can be acquired afternoon tests and instead ten what it feels like ten incredible headlines to dissect. So yeah again. We'll get to some of that on today's show here on the beach which is great. We got a second show today on wednesday and if we don't we'll approach it or discuss it on tomorrow show keep your emails and tweets come. We love all week long. No dunks at the dot com tweeden at no-dong sink and final piece of housekeeping here. Before we get into the questions. I know some of you. Were maybe confused that. Listen to the show on apple podcasts. 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Watch the show however you want but if you do you may want to consider that little dollar a month subscription now because that's where apple sort of taking it to the next level and it was a fun question and we had a lot of fun like drafting are all european teams versus are all american teams and then like talking about the hypothetical so go check that it okay tasks. I've rambled on here long enough but there was a lot to get in there. Let's get i q. Yeah the i q involves hawaii leonard which we'll get to the injury because i think that is the biggest basketball league thing anyways. That's going on right now so the email starts high no dunks. Lebron james has lost a lot of game once while feeling out his opponents and then he ends up giving them..
Clippers Kawhi Leonard to Miss Game 5 Against Jazz, out Indefinitely
"May miss the remainder of the Clippers series versus the Jazz. He's expected Miss Game five right knee injury. We talked to Ramona Shelburne E. Earlier. She pointed out that obviously swelling in the knee keeps him from knowing the full extent of the injury right now, but it doesn't look good or promising. For collide to get back into this series against the Jazz. So can the Clippers managed to win that and then
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Get Up!
"First time in the history of their franchise have the campus of los angeles but everybody to watch us. Celebrate the greatness of leonard who he paul george has had back-to-back thirty point gains and when you look at the all nba t colossus first team. But when you look at the mvp race we never talked about coa. You know what it wasn't because the clippers weren't is because unfortunately he became the face of low management in adam. Silver came on this show and told us it was more maintenance where players like this that miss games so for now. His knee injury caused him to miss the end of the playoff game and now a significant time. Potentially it will be hard pressed for him to come back in this series in particular. I just hope without speculating. It doesn't cost him the rest of this season. And so let me ask you. If he can't play in this series will the rest of the season. extend beyond this we. Can you see them winning. Two games from utah without him. No no no. No no by the way. If you're the utah jazz. And i wanna make sure you know give credence to the fact that the utah jazz are playing without my county. But losing into the clippers without kawhi litter to me is the equivalent of bucks losing to the net basically without hard and career. But it just can't happen it won't happen down. The mitchell rudy gobert jordan clarkson they will get it together. The utah jazz had the best regular season record in the entire nba. The clippers beat the jazz. If kawhi leonard doesn't come back all right so again. Devastating news for the clippers for their fans and most importantly for hawaii in the meantime. That's one of two major breaking stories. We have in this hour. the other comes from phoenix. Where.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Get Up!
"He runs up to get the ball away from james the clocks on his back and he just one buyouts nails it. He wasn't even hitting the rim with those three point shots screening. He was unconscious last night. And seth when you're on with us earlier this morning you said it was an easy forty nine. What did you mean by that it. What makes because he never. He never was rushed. He was never out of his comfort zone. He never chased a shot. The hardest shot in the most difficult shot he took was that loan late when a shock was running down. He took what the defense gave him. Now he can get a shot anytime you want it anytime you want it right but you know what when he drove into trafficking defense rotating you know what he found on the weak side and all of a sudden lopez had a close out on a long close out and green was knocked down those three so to me. It's not that he was chasing fifty. It was not that he was trying to take over the game. He did it subtly. He did it by taking what the defense gives them and to me. He made the shot. Steady got 'cause got the response and then when defense took something away from him. He made the right play his basketball. Iq is off the chart. His feel is off the chart. Let me ask you something. Pj underrated harden eight assists. forty-three minutes. Didn't make shots. But he was like a quarterback in the pocket. Just look it over to defense saying all right. They're switching that. I'm going to hit the slip. Bam like that was an understated performance hard. Don't you think he played forty six minutes anthony at six boards on top of that. I don't wanna kill some guys. But he had other guys on the team. They made their shots double digits.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Get Up!
"And we are back on. Get up shaping up to be just a remarkable morning. We are alive as always from the district in new york city Which is brought to you by chase. I'm green that's grazziano. We've got louis riddick. Dan orlovsky standing by. We've got pj carlesimo. And seth greenberg standing by because we got football to get to a few minutes but it begins with genuinely one of the greatest performances in the history of the nba season. Let's get right to the game of the night game. Five nets bucks. James harden make his return guiding it out but struggling that held scoreless in the first act over six from the floor. Two turnovers most shots he's ever had without scoring and postseason happened is korea and the nets. Were down sixteen halftime. But hold everything. Kevin durant happened in the second half midway through the third east heated up. Kevin durant efficiency was his middle name last night taking straw and you can't stop it ensuing possession. He needed someone with them and last night that someone was jeff green seven. Three's on eight tries twenty seven points. The nets are in under forty. Seconds to go in the third. And that's nine again. The six point game going four hundred nine minutes ago nets down by just to the rant using the screen pavon durant gives the next league for the first time since it was two nothing. What a game just over five minutes to go in the fourth next lead one during great role by about twenty to go box down to janas at the free throw line but an adventure. That's been through this entire series bopping. No good he would make the second. It's a one point game under a minute to go still a one point game during headaches huge night but this was by far. The biggest shock shot clock winding down two seconds. One second elevator and not down the three in the face of chris middleton the nets a four point lead thirty seconds ago. That's up by two last chance. Janas middleton turn it over and that's all she wrote nets pulled onto win kevin. The rain forty nine points. Seventeen rebounds ten assists played all forty eight minutes. What a night..
Jokic, Antetokounmpo Among All-NBA First Team
"Reigning MVP the Cali okay just among the list of players named to the all NBA first team the nuggets center averaged twenty six point four points ten point eight rebounds in eight point three assists in seventy two games during the regular season he also averaged twenty nine point eight points as Denver advance to the Western Conference finals before getting swept by Phoenix Bucks for Janice intend to Cooper was unanimous first team selection he in your culture joined on the first team by warriors guard Steph curry Mavericks guard Luka Doncic your clippers forward Kawhi Leonard I'm Dave Ferrie
Donovan Mitchell Scores 45, Rallies Jazz Past the Clippers
"The jazz open their Western Conference semifinal series by getting forty five points from Donovan Mitchell in a one twelve one oh nine win over the clippers Mitchell poured in thirty two points in the second half to rally the jazz from a fourteen point deficit Jordan Clarkson boy on Bogdanovich chipped in eighteen points apiece with Clarkson and Mitchell combining for twelve three pointers Utah took the lead for good on the twenty one nine run bookended by three pointers from Bogdanovich Kawhi Leonard scored twenty three points to lead Los Angeles while Paul George chipped in twenty with eleven rebounds game two is Thursday in Salt Lake City I'm Dave Ferrie
Home Sweet Home: Clippers Beat Mavs 126-111 to Win Series
"The clippers have advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with the one twenty six one fifteen win over the Mavericks in game seven it was the first series in NBA history in which the road team won the first six games Kawhi Leonard scored twenty eight points we showed character we showed poise and we went down to wall going on a roll in the in game three you know it's about to get a season obviously goddesses next round Paul George added twenty two points ten assists and six rebounds for the clippers whose backups outscore the Dallas reserves twenty seven six look at dodges had forty six points fourteen assists and seven rebounds to lead the fifth seeded maps who have yet to win a playoff series since capturing the NBA championship in twenty eleven I'm Dave Ferrie
Clippers Beat Mavs 104-97, Force Game 7 in Another Road Win
"Kawhi Leonard tied his playoff career high with forty five points and the clippers forced a game seven with a one oh four ninety seven when it Dallas Leonard scored each street L. eight points including back to back three pointers for ninety eight ninety lead with one forty three remaining the clippers trail for long stretches before going in front for good with six minutes left on a jumper by Paul George who had twenty points and thirteen rebounds Reggie Jackson scored fourteen of his twenty five points in the first quarter to help L. A. stay close look at dodges scored twenty nine points but was just two of nine from three point range game seven Sunday in Los Angeles on the ferry
Clippers Spoil Mavericks' Party, 118-108, to Get Back in Series
"The only clippers ended their five game post season losing streak with a one eighteen one away win over the Dallas Mavericks in game three of their first round series so the clippers now trail the man's two games to one the clippers who shot fifty eight percent of the field trailed by nineteen in the first quarter but rallied with a fifty two thirty one blitz in the first half to go up by two at halftime and were able to hang on down the stretch Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for sixty five points for the clippers Leonard at thirty six George twenty nine well look at dot Hicks led all scorers with forty four for the man's Bob Stevens Dallas
Doncic and Mavs Beat Clippers 127-121
"And then there were the madsen clippers. Don chits kawhi. Leonard put on a show for fans staples center scored forty one points thirty in the first half but lucado would take the wind with thirty nine points as the mavs. Take a to zip series lead on the
Doncic and Mavs Beat Clippers 127–121, Take 2–0 Series Lead
"King to goes to the Mavericks one twenty seven to one twenty one Dallas takes a two oh series lead Luka don church led the way with thirty nine points Tim Hardaway junior had twenty eight Kristaps porzingis finished with twenty the mavs made eighteen three pointers Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined to score sixty nine of the clipper points while the rest of the squad totaled only fifty two Leonard with a game high forty one I am mark Myers
Rockets Get 122-115 Win With Clippers Resting Stars
"Kelly Olynyk scored twenty points and fellow rebounds shy of a triple double as the rockets a prize a clippers one twenty to one fifteen Olympic at eleven assists and nine rebounds to help Houston hall to a seven game skid clippers coach Tyronn Lue rested Kawhi Leonard Paul George and other key starters Luke Conard had a team high twenty three points J. scrub finished with seventeen points and six rebounds in forty minutes the loss coupled with the nuggets victory leaves the clippers in a tie with Denver for third place in the Western Conference with one game remaining the nuggets on the tiebreaker I'm Dave Ferrie
Clippers Lead All the Way in 115–96 Win Over Raptors
"The clippers led from start to finish in a one fifteen ninety six road over trouble with Emily arena the raptors were without several starters on this one and that a lot of Kawhi Leonard to take advantage he finished with twenty points my son just came to me pretty much tonight still probably start about nine since August night eighteen you know what it is so did a good job of trying to win Terrence Mann also provided twenty points off the bench in the win trouble's Chris Boucher who missed the last nine games due to injury led the raptors with sixteen points the victory allowed LA to stay a game ahead of Denver for the number three seed in the Western Conference I'm John the thirty
Knicks Beat Clippers 106-100 Behind Rose and Bullock
"The next it dropped eight straight at staples center before Derrick rose scored twenty five points off the bench in new York's one oh six one hundred victory over the clippers in Los Angeles Reggie bullock chipped in twenty four points including five three pointers against his former team as the next state in possession of fourth place in the east Julius Randle finished with fourteen points and fourteen rebounds for the Knicks who have won twelve of their last fifteen Kawhi Leonard provided a team high twenty nine points for the clippers who are third in the west and the game ahead of the nuggets I'm Dave Ferrie
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Lakers Nation News Feed
"If they didn't have that threat out there, and that's all the Lakers were used as that means, the Lakers spent time this summer spinning their wheels, and not signing players in free agency because they were waiting for Kawhi Leonard to make his. His decision so if the Lakers were indeed used as leverage which the the piece by AMIC mentions that the Lakers started to feel that way and Jeanie Buss started to have that suspicion that they were being used as leverage. If the Lakers for like that's what was really going on and that I was kind of in some ways doing both things at the same time that he was, he was both helping the clippers out and pushing. Pushing the clippers to make a trade in order to get Paul George while making sure that the Lakers could sign the free agents that they wanted so. It's kind of a double whammy. Right because he's using that. Lakers leverage in order to both. Push the clippers in order to make the moves to make them better keeping a big opponent in the Lakers for making themselves better. If the Lakers feel like that's what was really going on. On you can understand why they would be a little bit cranky. Regarding Kawai Leonard again a lot of fascinating stuff lot of dynamics going on to this whole situation and I. Know I know look. This was five six months ago was done is done quiet clipper and all of that, but the NBA is definitely looking into things that happened this summer and speaking of players. The Lakers could not sign this summer because they are waiting for. Some of them off. The before free agency even started so the NBA. GonNa Start cracking down on this kind of stuff because they don't want this happening. Look Kemba Walker was already going to the Celtics before free agency even began now has a player who is under contract with the Charlotte Hornets at the time talking to the Boston Celtics while he's still Charlotte Hornets. How is that not a violation of the rules? Well, it certainly is in the Celtics worth the only team. There were a lot of teams violated the CBA rules this summer. So that's something. The NBA is going to be cracking down on, and they're going to be investigating very closely. Any teams at tried to violate their salary cap circumvention rule so again. Clippers definitely have been looked at because of this again so far nothing. That all it takes is one thing coming out, and suddenly this blows up and becomes a much much bigger issue that the NBA would reopen and start digging a little deeper into whether or not. The clippers gave in and gave coup is something more than just the salary than just the contract and the opportunity to play alongside Paul George then again. There is that question of did COA Leonard go out..
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Who's been waiting for this moment it finally happened Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the court eighty nine in the same day and what a time for them to make their debut as a tandem against the team with eleven wins in the Celtics at staples center for the home crowd get really excited and it wasn't just those two guys which is one reason why people are so high on the clippers is because they do have incredible depth they've got Patrick Beverley whose side defensive stopper and and now and then well is watching those intense eyes will also hit a big shot he's a scrapper Williams who was one six men of the year in the NBA every single season that he has been in the league at least it feels like that he's won the six man of the year award it doesn't tie he's well he's a lightning rod up a huge spark off the bench when he comes off the bench until this is a really good gauge for the clippers really good gauge for the Celtics as well and also fantastic entertainment for those of us who are NBA fans it's after hours with Amy Lawrence here on CBS sports radio thanks so much for tuning in good to hear from you it's a really busy last twenty four hours so we not only had to a show to do that that time many of you listen to but last night our home show but tied addition we were real busy with our social media over these last few hours when we were apart when we were not together here on CBS sports radio I appreciate so many of you that checked out our latest you tube offering which was just a segment of the show but to a topic about which I am passionate using social media in ways that it was not intended it turned out I got a taste of that on Wednesday myself and a lot of you responding to my clip on you to and in addition a lot of you are writing back after you read my latest football column which I really appreciate and then we've had all kinds of conversation about the brawl and the fallout and you know exactly what I'm talking about the Steelers Browns how well how does it feel like ancient history I don't know it wasn't even a week ago and yet so much has happened in sports and fed in that job it does seem like it was a lot longer ago than that but we still haven't seen the final rulings from the appeals officers we know at least at this point that Larry good job you will still have to serve his one game suspension the Browns defensive linemen but he was kind of the last guy into the free gifts he came running it and shoved Mason Rudolph from behind and so he got the one game suspension maybe that was the easiest one for James thrash to rule on thrash who's a former NFL wide receiver himself he's actually one of the league's appeals officers he also heard miles Garrett he all on Wednesday and then marquees county within between he was on Tuesday and we're waiting to find out whether or not these appeals will reduce what are seven yet well indefinite suspension but six games for mild Garrett plus anything in the post season and then three games Margie spell the when I said seven I was thinking total Browns game suspended I don't believe that mild Garrett will services pension that carries over into twenty twenty I I can't imagine that it gets reduced to the point where he is back on the field again this year but I don't know that it will remain an indefinite suspension I could see the appeal defining the suspension as the final six games of the season you're out for the rest of the way and maybe he doesn't have to reapply to be instated reinstated here that applied to be reinstated so maybe that's how the appeal changes that I just can't imagine that he's back on the field before the end of this season but I could be wrong that's my opinion my sense of coming up at the top of next hour Jason lock in for a CBS NFL insider not only is he a regular guest here on the show we love them but in addition to that you see him every Sunday morning on the NFL today on CBS so he's that he's a guy who's always in but no one has a lot of sources that that he talks to on a regular basis so ask him his sense about V. appeals for miles Garrett and marquise Pouncey and where that might go store waiting on that news and we're getting set for week twelve in the NFL I can't believe that it's here I can't believe it's the weekend before thanksgiving I spent some time with some friends on Wednesday evening and we were all talking about our thanksgiving plans whoa whoa my house is decorated for thanksgiving I've been practicing my pumpkin baking but I just I don't think that my brain has quite caught up to the calendar so we'll do a little bit of everything on tonight show yet another huge moment for lugar Dodge it and as the Mavericks blast the war years by forty eight points four forty eight point it just blows my mind where the warriors are now compared to where they where they were safe five months ago gosh how quickly life come that you especially in sports we're inside the rocket mortgage by quicken loans studios home is more than the house of the personal paradise you can get yours at rocket mortgage push button get mortgage you can find me on Twitter a law radio and also on our Facebook page after hours with Amy Lawrence thanks for all your questions press gave me anything by the way I did go back an answer as many as I possibly could on our social media it's good that that stock we can communicate back and forth right we gave it a civil interesting above board and not AT conversation like I said I had my own a bit of social media blackness on Wednesday I'll let you go check it out you can go look at it if you like to our phone number is eight five five two one two four two two seven but they five five two one two for CBS so it finally happened Paul George Kawhi Leonard in the same game at the same time it took a few weeks for this to happen it took the right scenario where there aren't back to backs until Kawhi Leonard can play it could be that way the rest of the season who knows but the timing right for Paul George and he's been fantastic then he came back so it's good to see him healthy again so if you weeks we had to wait like a big teeth but they finally come together in a game against the Celtics on national TV and why not I'm sure that was an orchestrated I'm sure it just happened organically so they sell seven point lead in the fourth quarter at staples center against the clippers but there was still a long way to go before this one would be done get out of the way well short rebounded no good and your number of the other way Williams wait wait wait all the little William.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on First Things First
"So it's I think that's a huge mismatch. This week clippers clippers taken on the Pelicans last night. Paul George Making his debut lonely night for him without his Buddy Leonard in the lineup. Why will something we like to call load management? PG Thirteen though came out finished with thirty three points. Nine rebounds the clippers however took the loss one thirty two one twenty-seven NECAS costing the clippers. Win Swift this load management that they're open three without him in the lineup. This is undeniable that he's costing them wins. Even the people supporting supporting the load management would acknowledge that the Pelicans were eight and played last night without Lonzo. Who hasn't been very good but also without Brandon Ingram? WHO's been sensational up to this point this season and Paul George comes back gives you thirty three and twenty four minutes? He was great. He came back earlier from the injury. Then I suspected than I expected and he looked better immediately than I expected credit to him by the way who we remember correctly that the Los Angeles Clipper this year that was top three in the MVP last year league-wide seat regular seasons Leonard. It's Paul George who was top three defensive player of the year voting top-three MVP VP. Leonard was not but yeah he is absolutely unequivocally costing them once and I. I know that the argument is well. It won't matter if he's better in the postseason because of it. But that's an unknowable. And I know people say last year well the how can you criticize that. He missed twenty two games when they won the title. You know the second most load manage player in the NBA last year was Joel embiid. So I'm just curious when the raptors played the sixers in round two of last year's playoffs if the raptors raptors one would that also have been a victory for load management one of those load managing. Player's GonNa win one was going to lose for the last point and I think it's the one that's most relevant last year's there's raptors he load. He rested twenty two games last year. They lost five of them. They were seventeen and five. He's missed three games this year. They've lost all three of them. The clippers do not appear to be nearly as equipped as the raptors. Were to deal without Kawhi Leonard because deep deep they're not as deep they don't have the depth there absolutely is is costing them games in the narrative lash load management is getting way too much credit for for success and the Raptors Championship. First of all he was still hobbled in the playoffs and it was pretty amazing performance. Bryant the fight through the quad injury that he was dealing with you did have a warriors team which was decimated as well with injuries. So I think it gets too much credit in general and I think the clippers are being a little bit too cute with this and it is going to cost them and I wonder do you think there's a scenario where in the back end of the season. This might blow up in their face because they do start looking at. Hey we have to pick up the pace a little bit. We do have to start winning games. Maybe getting those top four spots or somewhere in there where I think. It could backfire on the clippers as an aside. Paul George finished up the game. Even though he did have thirty three points and said he felt terrible. said he failed badly. He could've John Moore said it felt like a preseason game though shoulders did feel healthy which is the takeaway but he gives thirty three and nine on a game where he said. He wasn't playing that great could he. Could he get better better enough. We're we're we're Paul George is talking about is the clippers is a team were horrific defensively. He had five turnovers and he only played twenty four minutes. I'm sure what he's really talking about. Is Paul George is not here to play twenty four minutes and in those twenty four minutes. He was in foul trouble in the five thousand. So that was part I. I don't know exactly what they're playing was minutes wise but I wonder how much the foul trouble played into at least to a degree. But the young Paul George coming back makes it a lot more palatable win quite Leonard Mrs Games. It's why why I was. People really started paying attention to this last week. I was on this two weeks ago when four games into the year. He missed a game because I said hold hold on. You're going to load manage before Halloween when Paul George is not even there yet if I thought. PG Twenty Games. They said it would be around ten and end that being right around ten if the clippers new that the fact that quite couldn't stomach couldn't deal with it until George back that this wasn't the very first game of the year that he missed or even wait another week until you and Paul George get on the floor together but yes it is costing them and how deep do people think the West is because I believe when no distracted the mavericks or the Spurs or the sons who are really surprising team. I think there are five. Excellent basketball teams teams in the Western Conference. There's obviously both teams in La. There's Utah which added Conley added Boyer. Bogdonovich had a great off season. There's dimmer which was the the two seed last year that if Yokich gets going can be very dangerous team and there's Houston who just beat the clippers a couple nights ago five teams one one of those teams will be on the road in the first round and one of those teams will be home after the first round. Go ahead and that's what I was referencing. The back end of the season at the clippers find themselves outside of those top four seeds. Do they all the sudden start to change their methodology and then it all blows up in their face it just to me. It's way too early to go with this extreme of the rest I would argue. It's not the top four seizure worried about. It's the top three because if you are four yeah you're in court but you're playing one of the you're playing one of those five one of those teams going home in the first round before the year. I said I thought it'd be the clippers. Everyone thought take for this for the just to make a take shake like just to get it. The reason I feel that way and felt that way is because we knew Paul George is going to miss time and we knew who I was going to load owed manage and the idea that they're just going to be able to roll out of bed come the post season and even if I'm wrong that they'd be gone in the first round they they're putting themselves selves imposition. Were of those five teams four and the clippers. They would have to be three of them in a series to go to the NBA finals. Not that they don't and get the Kings in round one or whomever the.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"They got a great hall. They got a great Halsey. Okay. He that's. That's funny. Great. That was that was a. The lakers. And that's what he did disrespecting the newest. Shirt. Okay. Did you hear Damon Jones keeping alive the Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers stuff? His doing his thing. He's been on that bandwagon. He's on that any free. That's not what I meant it. I meant to hit this mega team that's super mega mega team. This is brand new animal in the league. It's not just a super team now. It is a super mega mega mega steam Mateen. Yeah. Let's think think what that would look like cou why with LeBron and AD that team would be. Completely unstop. Yeah. I would agree that point don't even matter who you put around him. Right. Like you, you could put the best players on the ESPN LA staff around. No, I really I with Kouzmin. I'll try goes as your top four players. I really don't care who you put around for the rest. You would need to put a credible roster around them. Bear incredible. But that team is just a steamer. Well, less credible roster a belief than you would if you didn't get the third star, right? Because it increases your margin for error if you don't get the third star because then it could show what potential, I guess, warts, the general manager would have in trying to concern you are, you are really all over this. I believe that deal was consummated, because Anthony Davis Bryant went Hartson. I talked about this on the show, Anthony Davis wanted to play with the Brun. The bride is a Laker rich. Paul has to be both their agent. That's why that deal with done for the most part, doesn't mean robbed and do his job. Than mean that Kurt Rambis didn't do his job, and what they need to do. But the easy part or the hard part was done by those guys, the three guys I mentioned before, but you are unwilling to give them credit. I'll they everybody was pulling in the same direction. So they get some credit, but I don't believe that, that to me again is easier than putting together the rest of the rush after that I'm much more likely to give the front office the benefit of the doubt. I need to see what the rest of the rest are looks like. And we're gonna start that's unfair no affair earlier today. I said there too many all the positives that have happened for the Lakers so far. I can too easily. Give them the Rich Paul, like LeBron, Anthony Davis, even the player, we drafted is a clutch agent like too many things in the positive light that go. Rich pause way and not enough towards rob. Pelinka. That's also the downside, I guess if you wanna call it that of having a player like LeBron now, Anthony Davis with that high profile of an agent. These narratives are to easy to have nothing else. Imagine in your mind like it's too easy to picture Rich Paul, pulling all the strings, even if rob Pelinka really was the guy doing the heavy lifting, you're not gonna see it. That is in the end. This is why I think it's unfair. Rich Paul will get credit for all the good stuff and rob Pelinka will get credit for all the bad stuff. I mean that's kind of what happens with the Brun, though, like you go on a team with the Brun and generally, he's going to get the credit when it's a lot of there was a lot of backlash on Rich Paul. I was gonna sit here, though. Line. A lot of people Rich Paul, yeah. At the end of the season like LeBron rich took a lot of criticism. I honestly think that if you look through like, you know, the blame pie everybody has had their turn in the spotlight..
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"What do you think he's gonna say magic four wins hasn't? He used it all up. Whatever magic whatever insights magic has hasn't. He just used them all up and hasn't Stephen written those comments to ratings gold and special on Tuesday night. Why are we using magic? Why? But he's ever met Jonathan. That's the only reason he's over Magic Johnson. So that's why we're doing it. That's why he gets every job that he gets is it because he's so horse. Is it because he's so good at broadcast. Magic Johnson did give us a fountain of content last time. He was on these airwaves. So maybe we ride this one out for a little bit while you're going to want to watch it tonight. Just because they're going to have to talk about the Baxter home story that is the reason that no free agents would want to go to Los Angeles. If you're looking at what's happening behind the scenes have you guys seen what the Caesar's odds are now for Kawhi Leonard, and it's free agency destinations. No, tell me the overwhelming favourite, according to the betting money is the clippers at minus two hundred where Lee Jenkins is a part of the front office. Lee Jenkins, the only person to crack Leonard, and really he told us that he walks around with a backpack with the basketball on it, and which car he drives, the second team is not the Knicks. The second favourite such that it is plus one twenty five is the raptors the Knicks occupy space with the warriors with the warrior. Oh, because he can Gary, carry you're your. rant lead. Right. He get replaced. I can't. Right. But he doesn't do that because he wins championships on his own. So the, the Knicks are plus two eighty the warriors are plus three twenty but here's the damning thing right here. The Lakers are plus nine hundred. There's a free agent available..
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"We thought his game might have been limited, but we didn't know he went, he's the only guy who's gone into the playoffs. We know how good you are. We know how good you are. You're great. Oh, no. We didn't know how good you were right? It's almost like we forgot how good he was because he was playing like this before the injury and say that Tonio. He really was. But I'm intrigued by this finals because you have a guy going up against a super team. It's, it's Ken. Michael Jordan, take down a super team basically, by himself that's going to be interested. You also have the Kevin Durant storyline. And this is a series that there are absolutely gonna miss Kevin Durant. And he's not going to be playing in game one because historically Steph curry plays Toronto better than any team. But now they're going to put Hawaii on them without Kevin Durant on the floor, and how's that going to go for a guy that historically struggled in the NBA final, Golden State is just a different team altogether. Arden me are go sit outside for a couple of minutes. Oh, trouble. Lameta giving your clear your throat the other direction because you've been a disaster. Okay. I covered him phlegm. So we're not gonna do it. Kawhi leonard. Stu gods? Yes. Is he going if he wins the title, does he become more coveted free agent and Kevin Durant, because, oh gosh, these younger because he's younger if he beat this team to win a title. I'm not certain. He should be more coveted free agent. But he probably will become a more coveted thing. That is breathtaking to me, is what he did defensively to Jaanus. I've not seen. Nobody can slow Janas. He's literally, the only person in the world that can slow Jaanus. There's not another defender that can do it. I mean, what do you do if he wins this title Kawai, he'll have to championship rings, Kevin Durant has none? I mean Kawai Leonard is. Yeah, I guess, yeah, he'll be the prized free agent here coming up in July. What an exciting final. I am super excited for this. You're not what I can't believe Greg, Cody, not excited for what I can't believe, because, honestly, this sport is our most predictable sport. And it qualifies as a huge upset that the to beat the one and now. It's one against two from both conferences. But the part that is amazing to me, Stu gods. And is a legitimate surprise is you remember where the raptors were four games ago as they headed into overtime looking like they were blowing a game. They were going to be down three. Oh. And all of this was going to be about Jaanus. It wasn't going to be about coli Leonard. In fact, it was gonna be about honest so much that we aren't going to even notice that Jaanus was exposed if that ball bounces differently in game three. That's how quickly things change. Oh man. If you're looking at odds makers no matter who wins the championship it would seem as though they're still losing their best player considering what's favored at turns their next team, this is a fascinating final. It's that what's happened with the raptors is interesting just because they were done. They were done. They they're sitting there going into overtime Stu aunt, and he's played fifty minutes. He's hurt. He's clearly tired any takes the series from them in game three by winning and overtime where they'd gone down three like they should have gone down oath three given how they played at the end of the game. Right. We wouldn't be talking about any of this stuff. Instead Canada's going crazy. And Drake's gotta be there that's going to be a great final who's getting his Drake, annoying, everybody or just some of the people he's a great wrestling. He'll I think so. He's annoying pretty much everybody outside of his country. But are you annoyed by it? Or are you enjoying it? I'm kind of enjoying it. I liked what he's kiss gray. Be allowed to. Do that. This is bizarre on every level and thoroughly enjoyable juicy smashmouth come after him. There are a band from Oakland, they call them. Glorified mascot. Smashmouth when after Bryce Harper to very weird because they were getting on him about his contract, and then someone made the point on Twitter's like, hey, did you tell all sorts of go out and get.
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on The Jump
"You heard that? Right. Welcome back to the job trade deadline's Fessel, presented by Kia. We are just one hour away. You see the clock on top of our heads are nails are bitten our phones are hot Ramona's been work. She's got two phones. You're pulling the Paul Pierce. Can you do it? Can you do the pop years in front of Paul Pierce, the two? Yeah. There you go. Oriels? During the break. We're gonna hook that up. You know, what else we have? We have the trade crank. I'm gonna use it right now. That will just like Toronto planning bed Yoenis balance units. Dhillon rights CJ miles any twenty twenty four second round pick who the grizzlies for Marcus, Saul woes, having league sources on that one. All right. So what do you guys think we got we got Ramona Paul where are you on the street? With the death in see more of the soul moving the needle. Because their best lineup is was turned of Bacchus center and sock them at the fuller with Kawhi Leonard. So. I think this was a lateral move. So I'm not sure how much this helped him as much as mere takes hoops, Milwaukee and Tobias Harris helps Philly so I don't know. It's tough. I mean, we've been talking about this since the top of the show this arms race in the east. Everyone feels like they gotta get it. Now, I wonder if the idea that Anthony Davis may be available until the summer, and that sort of league supposition, then that oh that means Boston's probably going to get him is motivating some of these other east teams to feel like we gotta get in right now before there's another super team going on some of this is though who do you have to compete against in the east, and you were saying just a minute ago. This gives them somebody who can can be with Joel Embiid. Right. I mean, you need you need a big body in there to be able to hang with. Joel for however, many minutes, you want that to be in the physicality of Baynes to Boston need someone for that. But it's his passing is all round plate. And I also think he'll get excited and motivated about having a a new opportunity and you look back over the years. There've been a lot of guys like that. Like when pow Gosol went to the Lakers when Kevin Garnett came. To boston. I think this is a shot in the arm for Toronto..
"kawhi leonard" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"At 'em goal junior. Fifty-seven it wouldn't be a new year. If we didn't start off a little bit technical difficulties, but we are back with you two thousand nineteen happy new year to the first and last audience out here. Hope you have been well hope you got through New Year's Eve without any hangups. What I'm talking about? A hope you didn't send that text. I hope you did. Right by yourself going into the new year. Because it's been an interesting start and part of the interesting part about the holidays is having to negotiate going back to where you're from not always easy task usually small things got dodge, you got know the right places to be. And when and usually usually you can't avoid that one meet up that you weren't looking forward to going home hard business Cup guys in the NBA found that out one last night. And one getting ready to tonight. My favorite soap opera from the end of last season. The NBA happened in San Antonio. Because it was the most unlikely backdrop for NBA melodrama, then I think we've ever had when you look at what the Spurs have meant to basketball in the modern era with Gregg Popovich is the head coach it has been the poster. The absolute picture of a rock solid. Well, run organization that is built on the backs of humble superstars who quietly go about their business and set an example for the rest of the team. Well, we know that one little sideways last year. Kawhi Leonard some things happen with his injury this organization and the way that it was handled. A trust was fractured. And I always said that when it comes to your body is an athlete that is the greatest trust that you can have were you in the medical staff and the coaching staff of that team and what they're going to do. When all of a sudden, it is your well being online because four an organization, you were a big part of your plans, but we all end up becoming interchangeable at some point every organization is going to move on from you. They're gonna find a secession plan for you that is the entirety of your athletic life. So for Leonard that was the breaking point, and they broke up, and it was messy in. There was a trade all these different things that finally set coli Leonard. To where he is now in Toronto. And so Leonard gets to go back home. Tonight gets the checkout San Antonio. And I said I'm looking forward to that first moment if we're going to get that icy handshake that half-hearted hug between Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard because I really don't know how to read the situation like in any other one of these we would have dealt with this publicly. There would have been a hashing out of these feelings. These guys would have been asked about it and comment about plenty. This Gregg Popovich and quite Leonard like they don't operate the way the rest of us operate even when it comes to beef. And so now with the prospect of quiet Leonard coming back home. Gregg Popovich, like most of us is forward on the future. Never looking back. You.