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A highlight from Ep394: The Best Way To Niche Down Your Podcast
"If you're trying to talk to everybody, you're really talking to nobody. If only two thirds of your episodes is valuable to somebody, if only a third of them are, twenty five percent of your podcast episodes are truly for all of the people listening, then you lose listeners. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, Podcaster. I recently got home from sponsoring an event that was put on for four days just for podcasters, and I met a couple of people. I met one guy who had a sports podcast and I met another guy who had a sports podcast. One of them thought that they were niching and the other was actually niching. Let's dive in. The gentleman who just simply thought that he was niching, he had a sports podcast and he's like, well, that's niching, it's about sports. And I talked to him and I was like, OK, which sports, which teams are you covering? He said, well, I'm covering basketball, I'm covering football and I'm covering baseball. And I go, why those three sports? And he said it's because he played basketball, football and baseball. And he follows all three of them religiously and really understands the dynamic between the players. And then I asked him, so can you explain what you mean by that? You're niching. He said, well, here's the thing. I've got a totally different way of doing it than anybody else in my industry. Anyone else who has sports, they might talk about the head player, the Michael Jordan, the Kobe Bryant, you name it, the person who is the most well -known on the team. And they will talk about how that person is, how that person was feeling during the game, what injuries that person has and what it means for the team. And he's a little bit different. He's niching, he says, because he has a different approach. He comes with the approach of that. I look at the game holistically. I look at all the players. I know everything about all the players. I know where they came from. I know what they're good at and what they're bad at. And when I talk about the teams in football and baseball and basketball, when I talk about those teams, I do it a lot differently because I look at it as a holistic thing. Instead of just player by player, I look at it. How does the team collectively work? How does this person pass the ball to that person? And how does that person shoot the ball, et cetera? Depending, of course, nobody shoots the ball and football. I get it or baseball, but you know what I mean. He's got all three of these and he feels like it's niche. Why? Because, A, he's only got three of the sports. And, B, he feels like it's niche because he's different. He does it differently. But here's the biggest reason why it's not niched is because he hasn't been doing a good enough job. No offense to him. I'm not trying to make him mad or upset if he listens to this episode. That's not the goal. I just want to say that he doesn't do a good enough job at explaining that he's drawing his line in the sand. You might have heard me talk a little bit about that cave person named, you had to bang your chest when you say because that's how I guess cave people did it and so figures out fire and then he wants to do the fire. And then he draws his line in the sand because the chief says, hell, no, we're not doing fire. That could hurt us. It could burn us. We're not doing that. And so says, I'm not good with the status quo. I'm not good with what other the current chief wants to do. And so he draws a line in the sand and he says on that side of the line, these are the things that happens. Who wants to follow me? So he specifically points out that he is different. He purposefully points out that he is different. But the guy that I met at this podcast event, he doesn't do a good enough job, even drawing a line in the sand. So he might do it differently, but he doesn't even say that he does it differently. Second, the next point is he's got three whole sports that he's doing. He's got three different sports. And I'm sorry, very few people follow all three of those sports. So it's not niched at all. It's not niched at all. So the person who cares about maybe let's just pretend that they really like football and basketball, they couldn't give a darn about baseball. And so thirty three percent of the episodes that this guy is putting out, the person who loves football and loves basketball says, you know what, this podcast isn't actually for me. So what is the mistake that he's making? Think about it for a second. And I want this to sit in your head for a long, long time. If you're trying to talk to everybody, you're really talking to nobody, if only two thirds of your episodes is valuable to somebody or one third of your episodes is valuable to the person that you want to support and help, if only a third of them or only two thirds of your episodes or twenty five percent of your podcast episodes are truly for all of the people listening, then you lose listeners. And so I look at the statistics of this guy's social media and I look at the statistics of his podcast for the podcast. He is well below the 50 percentile, which means almost nobody's listening to him. He has way, way, way less than one hundred downloads per episode. And on his Instagram, he only has like one person that might like or comment. I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled. And one of his things had twenty. One of them had twenty. A couple had ten, but many of them had one, two or three people liking or commenting. So this is because he's making a huge, horrible mistake by not understanding what it really means to niche. Yeah, I've got a podcast and it's only for sports fans and it's only for, I guess, people that like all three of these. And it's only if they want it to be different from other sports casts that share all three of these, but share it in a different way. But I'm not even going to tell them that it's different. So now let's go and look at the other guy. The other guy is a Buffalo Bills podcast. It's football, only football, but it's only one freaking team, one team. So instead of doing three different sports and all of the teams and all of the players and getting nobody listening to you, the other guy does one sport and only one team underneath that sport. And I looked and they actually have millions of downloads through their other mediums that they are on. Millions, millions, millions. Very interesting to think of. One guy wants it to be broad and open and he wants to serve everyone. The other guy only wants to serve just the teeniest, tiniest amount of people. But why does the second guy get such massively better results when he's not even talking about all of football? He's only talking about one team, one team. It's because if you're talking to everybody, if you're trying to talk to all of the people, none of them really are listening. You're not getting heard. So when you go and think about your own podcast, where is it now, if you've got one, what are you doing to niche? Are you trying to talk to everybody or are you trying to talk to one very finite individual, one avatar? I want you to leave this podcast episode today thinking about if you're niching enough and thinking about, do I have a friend? Think to this. Think right now. Do I have a friend who's got a podcast, but they're not actually niched and they barely have anyone following them? They're trying to talk to everybody. And that's why they're really talking to nobody. Share this episode with them. If it's you, awesome. Fix it. If it's your friend, awesome. Push, copy, paste and send to your friend so that they can learn what niching truly is, what niching really means, and so that they can understand that the smaller you go, the more listeners you have. I'm sure the one guy who talks about three different sports and all of the teams within that sports, I'm sure he talks a little bit about the Buffalo Bills, I'm sure he does. But when we talk about that other guy who only talks about the Buffalo Bills, you would think he's not helping the people that are like in baseball. He's not helping those people that like basketball. He's not helping all those other sports. No one's going to listen. But he actually has millions of downloads compared to one download or millions of downloads. Which one do you choose? I'll see you on the next episode. 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Fresh update on "kobe bryant" discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"So that their their team isn't really set yet. And the Suns are now they had this little Durant run at the start of the year. Now Booker's been awesome for two weeks. That leads me to my first sports radio argument, which you had with Eddie, which is Tatum or Booker. So I'm doing my ringer top hundred. You know, and I got to the six spot, which is where I had Tatum. And I started thinking, like, is Devin Booker better than Tatum? Like, but then I thought about the playoff exits and Tatum. The fact what a great rebounder he's been. I mean, he's an unbelievable rebounder for his position, right? I think he's like third in the league for rebounding out of all non-centers. And I do think he's gotten better every year and he's added stuff. And I like where he is. But the Booker thing, it's an argument. So I'm sure Eddie was on the Booker side. Where were you on Tatum versus Booker? I was on I was on the Tatum side. Now, speaking of elimination games, I got the numbers right here because Eddie and I just had the argument. Booker at eliminations games, he's played in three of them. He's averaging 14 points on 31 percent from the floor. Tatum, I think, was somewhere up around 26 points per game included. Like so he's had a 51 point game. Booker's played, you know, against last year against Philadelphia in Game seven. Right. Then he had the 46 point game against Philadelphia or Milwaukee on the road the year they went to the finals. Booker's never even scored 46 points in all three of his elimination games combined. So that was one argument I used against Eddie. That's Tatum's been, you know, better in a bigger spot. And then clearly you got the rebounding. You've got the defense, heavy advantage to Tatum in both those categories, even though Booker has improved dramatically defensively. I want to give him credit for that. Booker is a better playmaker, I think, at this point as well. But like and ultimately, like Eddie's big argument was efficiency. And I do view Booker as the better scorer. I don't know how you view that. I do view Booker as the better scorer. But if you look at like effective field goal percentage, which accumulates everything across the board, Tatum actually has the advantage there. So I do lean Tatum. But if you like, you're making a list of the the 10 best players in the sport. In all likelihood, you got them back to back with Tatum, maybe one spot ahead of book. Yeah, I had the list I handed in and we're running our we've combined all the rankings of different voters. But I had Jokic, Giannis. Curry, they didn't beat four over Luca. Luca had five, Tatum six, Booker seven, SGA eight, Durant nine. And then I had Jimmy Butler as as as my 10th. You have LeBron as your 10th, right? You still have LeBron as a top 10. I had LeBron 12th. The defense with him, I I just care about defense. Like it called me nuts, but it's I just factor it in. And that's why I like even Tatum over Booker. I like the fact that Tatum, when he really dials it up, he's an excellent defender, but he can play different positions. He can help you on the boards. And that's like just enough for a slight edge. But, you know, LeBron in that Philly game last night, the whole team wasn't playing defense, but his guy over and over again was shooting wide open threes. And I don't I do feel like LeBron slips into DH mode a lot. So, you know, is it the difference between being a top 10 guy and a top 12 guy? Everybody is so afraid to criticize LeBron and they should be because he's played more minutes than anyone in the history of the league. I'm just measuring him right now against all these other dudes. Game after game after game. If it's a playoff game, he probably moves up. But if you're just talking about regular season, top hundred. I can't have him in top 10, but you had him. I got him at 10. He's an abysmal defender, OK? He doesn't care about it at all. And you care about defense. I care about defense as well. But one other thing I care about is I care about build the regular season. And Jimmy Butler doesn't care about the regular season. He sat out today. You know, he sat out tonight in a mid-season tournament game, OK? And he's yet to play, by the way, the rule. I want to give the NBA a lot of credit. Even both Clippers, Paul George and Kawhi have played in every single game so far. OK, so Joe Dumars is push. Hey, get everybody out there. It's an 82 game season. It's worked for a lot of guys. Jimmy Butler's had three back to backs. He's yet to play in one of the back to backs. One of them was rest at the beginning of the season. That was a personal issue. Then it was this ankle issue that he had. So I care about the regular season. And like you watched it growing up, right? Bird kicked your ass for 82 games in the regular season. Then he kicked your ass again for what? 20 playoff games. Magic Jordan kicked your ass. 82 games, not 70 games, not 50. Eighty two games. They kicked your ass for 20. You're so old school. Look at this. Jimmy Butler doesn't do that. So I can't put him up there on the list. That's my reason against Jimmy Butler. Bird did it. And then he was wearing a back brace during games by 1991. I I had Butler 10th because I wanted to keep some connective tissue to what happened last year. And the fact that he dragged that Miami team to the finals last year and beat Boston and ran through Milwaukee. I just I'm just not going to let that go. You have to be a top 10 guy after that. So I just couldn't. Yeah, I couldn't knock him out. Anyway, Tatum versus Booker. They're around the same age. Koc and Verno did a great thing on their pod today about the MVP ads that you know, I heard, you know, yeah, Jokic is the obvious bet. And Jokic is going to win if he plays 70 games, I think, because he's just so overpowering. But Booker was 26 to one when they did the pod. And it's a good if you're talking about long shot bats, I'm not allowed to bet on the award. Neither are you. But if you just talk about long shot guys that could rise up as the season goes, I do think he's a good candidate for that. No doubt about it. I mean, because what do they want? Seven straight games since he's come back. So like they're winning when he's out there on the floor. I think he's already missed eight or nine games. So that means he's carrying the team by himself and games like that. He's hitting all the checkmarks. Like I remember on Austin Rivers, who also does a podcast for you guys, said that Booker was the better player than KD. And he said it was without question heading into the season. I feel the same way now. KD has been awesome. He looked like he was maybe cooked in that first game of the season. And I remember even you talked about it. I talked about it as well in that first game where it was Phoenix and Golden State. He's been awesome since then. Certainly deserves to be in like the conversation on the periphery of the MVP. But to me, Booker's the better of the two players. But you're right with Jokic, like you're doing your list. And to me, it's like you could you know, you could say Steph's better than Janusz. You could say, you know, Embiid's better than Steph, whatever you can have. You know, I got Tatum ahead of Luka because I don't like the heliocentric way that he plays. I don't think you can win that way. But the gap between Jokic and everybody else, there's no argument like that. Gap is huge. I heard Scalabrini, who does a show in the morning with Isola on our station. So just hopefully not too much of it. But anyway, coffee hasn't kicked in yet. So it's you know, it's a little incoherent, but I think it's not. So, yeah, if you don't have coffee, it's fine to listen to. But once you get your day started, you got to move on. Either way, he said like the gap between Jokic and the rest of the the league bill is as big as I happen to agree with this, as big as it was when LeBron was in Miami and the rest of the league then. Like he said that, I think last year at some point. That's a great point. So 2012, 13, LeBron compared to Carmelo as the number two MVP candidate in 2013. Yeah, that's I think that's fair, because I think what makes Jokic. Man, I can't believe we're talking about Jokic. And it's only the 30 minute mark. People would have thought this sooner. I think what makes him I mean, there's a million things that make him special. He's so fucking consistent. And that's what like magic and Jordan had, especially in like as we got into the the late 80s and early 90s. Like it's just game after game. It's the same. It never wavers. He's always, always, always the best guy on the floor doing the most things, keeping his team around. And sometimes he scores more. Sometimes he passes more. But you'll watch you pick a guy and you might catch them on the wrong night and they're just not that good. Like you might catch an Embiid night or it's like Embiid doesn't have it tonight. You just don't see it with Jokic. It's just he's almost like a hockey player. He just skates around and fucking gets his shots on goal. And that's it. Yeah. You almost had a throwaway line a couple of weeks ago where I think you were coming in in or out of break. And you said like he might be the greatest offensive player I've ever seen. I don't know if you remember saying that, but I think he is. Yeah. I mean, I agree with you. And people, while you overreact, I protect the legends. Like I went at JJ Redick with the whole like Bob Cousy thing a couple of years ago, like I protect the legends. I love the history of the sport. That's one of the reasons I was initially hesitant, like on the on the in-season tournament. But Jokic in regards to like being able to get his own and make people better. And that's what I don't look at. Like when Daryl Morey sang all the greatest offensive player ever is James Harden. I don't look at it as offense is scoring. I look at it as number one is making everybody better. And that guy makes everybody better to the same level that Magic did it to the same level that Bird did it. He's on he's on the upper tier of doing that. Well, so I thought it was interesting when he's not in the game like yesterday, he doesn't play in the Quipper game. And the team still kind of takes his identity and they're still unselfish and they're still doing the same stuff. That's what Bird and Magic had that more than anything. All right. Yeah. Next sports radio argument. Has the ship permanently sailed on Anthony Davis being like a top seven, eight guy? It probably should. And I think like the distinction probably came like maybe yesterday, Bill, because like thinking we're talking about some of the former greats, right? Like the Magic Bird, Jordan, you can throw Kobe into the list. If like somebody of if the backup like to guard says about Kobe Bryant, all the guy does is flop. What is he going to go out there and do? He's probably going to put up a pretty big ticket personally, or he's going to have like at the very least, even if Paul Reed doesn't say that or somebody say it about Kobe, like those guys are going to say, you know what? I'm going up against the MVP from last year. I'm going to be super focused on this game. I'm going to have it circled. Right. And even if I fail, I'm going to take more than 14 shots. I'm going to be aggressive. So Anthony Davis talks crap about Jokic and the Denver Nuggets leading into the first game of the season. And Jokic hands him a triple double, hands him a loss. Then he's got an opportunity to go up against Embiid here.
Who the Heck Will Testify Against Donald Trump?
"Of course the blue head monsters are okay and laughing and joking right now will be crying later at Donald Trump getting indicted. I tell you what and I don't even have to look at much material to understand this fact. Is that the case in any form of fashion is going to be a tremendously weak case because who are going to be the witnesses who testify against president Donald Trump. Who? Who going to testify against him? Do they have a strong enough case? There is no precedent, but you're not going to try to do it anyway because they want to see the man not be able to run for the presidency of the United States of America. Let me tell you this, America. We got Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan on the same team. Now, I don't know who won amias, but I know that Donald Trump is the Michael Jordan and I would say desantis is the LeBron James.
Who Will Testify Against Trump?
"Of course the blue head monsters are okay and laughing and joking right now will be crying later at Donald Trump getting indicted. I tell you what and I don't even have to look at much material to understand this fact. Is that the case in any form of fashion is going to be a tremendously weak case because who are going to be the witnesses who testify against president Donald Trump. Who? Who going to testify against him? Do they have a strong enough case? There is no precedent, but you're not going to try to do it anyway because they want to see the man not be able to run for the presidency of the United States of America. Let me tell you this America. We got Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan on the same team. Now I don't know who won on me is, but I know that Donald Trump is the Michael Jordan and I will say desantis is the LeBron James.
Vanessa Bryant reaches $28.85M settlement over helicopter crash photos
"Kobe Bryant's family accepts a $28.5 million settlement in the lawsuit over photos from the helicopter crash that killed him. Attorneys say Los Angeles County agreed to pay Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant and three of their daughters $13.5 million on top of the $15 million at jurors awarded her at trial in August. County deputies and firefighters had shot photos of the bodies and shared them with others at county lawyers said the pictures were part of their job but Vanessa Bryant's lawyer said they were shared as visual gossip. Kobe Bryant daughter Gianna and 7 others were killed in the 2020 helicopter crash, federal safety officials blamed pilot error for the crash.
Are You Where You Want to Be?
"You, but it's the getting to be mid February. I mean, we're riding in the middle of February, getting a little bit over. We've been into 2023 if you can believe it for almost 8 weeks now coming up on late weeks. And you know, one of the things that I hear a lot about and I read about it, and especially I've been doing a lot of flying a lot of planes. You see these stories that are always the first year about goals, goal setting, you know, are you hitting where you want to be in your professional life, your career, your family life, you know, just the different areas and I've been thinking a lot about this. And this is one I thought about today and we've had a lot of news stuff lately and going through, but I wanted to just take the time today and this one is one of those that's as much as I deal with and struggle with is as I feel like most of our most people do. And it's coming up and you always find that one or two people that can always say, here's my goals, here's my piece of paper, they keep it in their pocket. You know, whatever, you know, you've seen those people. And they're so goal orientated that everything they do is focus to that one go. You see this sports a lot. We've talked about it over the past weekend with the Super Bowl. You see it in, you know, they make your championships, you see those great players, that intense focus. I mean, Michael Jordan, you know, in that intense focus off the court. Deion Sanders, you know, saying that his best plays that he ever had were never on the field. They were always in practice. It was always that practice that got him to his goals and got him to worry, you know, he wanted to be. And I think these are the kind of things, you know, Kobe Bryant, you know, again, that intense focus. Making sure that when time to achieve and time to reform was there, they were they were at it. But you know, not all of us, in fact, most of us are not professional athletes. Most of us are not, you know, high profile figures that excel in something like that on a grand stage that everybody sees. But the reality is, is all of us perform on our own stage. We
Tatum scores All-Star record 55, Team Giannis wins 184-175
"Jayson Tatum scored an NBA All-Star Game record 55 points to lead Tim Yanis to a one 84 one 75 victory over team LeBron. The Celtics forward scored 27 points in the third quarter, positioning him to eclipse Anthony Davis's record of 52, and when the Kobe Bryant MVP award. I went to win MVP. I didn't think I'd be at 55. But that's icing on the cake. The Cavaliers Donovan Mitchell added 40 points in his return to his former home court in Salt Lake City for team Giannis. Tatum's Boston teammate jaylen Brown led team LeBron with 35. LeBron and Janis each sent out most of the game with injuries. I'm Tom merriam.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Been unbelievable because you have all this working guys in the NBA. And even when Garnett got here, people say it was his team, but at the same time, he was just as eager to push Paul appears to head of him in almost every situation. You might give a scale, man. Hey, I'm giving the Paul or so I think he would have been the same way with Kobe Bryant. I think would have been, I think that would have been a match made in heaven between those great and playing the game and playing it at that level because nobody has probably ever been as intense. I have learned playing here in Boston. Maybe you think about Russell, anything about bird, think about maybe talents who had that same kind of fire. You know, it just doesn't happen like that. I was thinking about that the other day I said, this could get me in trouble, but I said anyway. Larry Bird could be the worst person in the world to play with. And I don't say it, I don't say it in a mean way. I said because his mother, his work ethic was so doggone high that players around him could never get to that level. Somebody had told me that I caught your book. You could have been more dominant in the games you played in. I said, but I had a life. I was more Larry Bird was certain players are consumed by the game. And the game consumes them. Larry was consumed by the game. Kobe was consumed by the game. You know, only there's only a handful of guys that can say just have been so single mindedly focused that that's all they saw. And you can never as a teammate, you could never match that. I remember Kobe said to somebody when they said, I think Phil Jackson told him Kobe used to be on his teammate's ass. And Bill Jackson said Kobe. Nobody can ever get to your level. So stop being your teammates up. Nobody's gonna get there..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"$200 million. What is the older making? Well, there's an owner making of a franchise. The franchise of the franchise have gone through the roof since the thing happened with Donald Sterling. Yeah, but no, no, no, I think it started with KG, man. I just watched a KG documentary, and he said that exact same lie. Oh, that's what everyone was thinking. If you're gonna sign this kid for that huge contract, and he has he's not even one of the top 5 top ten players in the NBA. How much do you make it? The minus Minnesota Timberwolves is making. Never mind, this isn't New York. This is in LA. This is the Minnesota Timberwolves. When there was a lockout because of it. Yeah, here's the thing. I thought it was so cool. And I happened to see that that documentary. And I was in there. What was that? I was surprised. I did like damn, I was in this. I got goosebumps. Of course you saw it. What am I talking about? Yeah, of course. But the funny thing about that was the most serious part about that documentary, which hit me was when Kevin Garnett was talking about the picture of himself, flip Saunders and the owner of Kevin Miguel, one of the ruler of the team. Glen Taylor, Glen Taylor, Kevin Garnett, and flip sounders and himself, and they were taking a picture. And the picture, it was deep though, yet it was really deep. Kevin will sit in now. What the Washington and they had Glenn standing up and then they had Kevin below him that had flipped over him. And Kevin Garnett, the way he put it was so deep, though. He said, this is the way they look at them. Look at us. And I'm down here, and this is how they look at me. This is my stay in the organization. There's a black player. And I was just like, wow. Because the picture of what it was a stark picture because it was kind of done in black and white and it was a significant dip freaking I can understand how they framed it because I.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"But see, that's why we're so high on him, right? It's because he is so, so young and already has an elite skill set, which is driving to the rim, right? If you already have that, you've already got a pretty good building block. Now it's just flushing out the rest of his game. He's looked good in the Chicago programs, those clips that have been floating around online. He looks skinnier. He looks way more fit. The jump shop has looked nicer. We made a big deal about him working out with lethal shooter and Phil handy and stuff. So, you know, he's been in the gym working on his game. And I can't imagine that another summer of off season development. There's just no way he doesn't come back better. And what better looks like? Remains to be seen, like maybe he likes a better jump shooter, maybe he's a better defender. But if he's better in any of those areas or he just doubles down on what he's already good at, the Lakers have got a really good young talent going forward. And I'm super excited to watch him as well. I just didn't bring him up because we were talking about you guys. But if we're talking about guys currently at the roster, I think THC is for sure going to be one of the main storylines this season because you know, outside of Russell Westbrook, he's also a next factor here. The rest of the Laker guys on the roster are very much role players. THT is the only one that kind of you kind of look a little harder at and say, you know, he has got to be a role guy this year. But he also has just the most upside the most potential star power on the Lakers roster here. They have them for three more years here under contract. So the sky is the limit for THD. I still don't have any idea what he's going to be, but I just always going to be a good NBA player. Well into my 40s, I think at this point. He is tremendous, right? When you look at what he can do in terms of driving to the basket, getting there, he's already got that in his bag. But now, if you can add the jump shot if you can add a little bit more experience in the defensive end of the floor, he could really leap to the next level. I'm not saying he's going to be a superstar, right? That's not what we're projecting here. But he's got plenty of upside plenty of room for growth. And I can't wait to see what he looks like. I can't wait to see what all of that turns into this next scene. So that's why I'm really excited for him, but thank you said realistically like we're excited for all of these guys. We're excited just for Lakers basketball to get back out there on the floor particularly after a true off season. Let's just let's just fast forward. Bring us to the beginning of October. Let's get into some preseason action. Let's just get that going. Yeah, I just want to end on this note and this one just caused my mind. THT, if everything works out with the Lakers, he could be the first player that me and my future children end up watching together. That to me is deep..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Yeah, I've definitely stayed course. Even through those 2014, 2018 seasons when things fall. Yup, praying for ping Pong ball. So yeah, I think 2009 was when I hit my absolute peak as a fan just because again, they were coming up that 2008 loss. That's why I hate Paul Pierce and the Celtics to this day and I will always hate them to this day. Side note. You know you're a Laker fan when it's not the clippers out of your biggest rival or the team that annoys you most. Definitely the Celtics produced still. I just can't and I hate that they have such likeable guys Jason Tatum, jaylen Brown, et cetera. It just makes so hard to root for them. Just because of where I can't wait for Jason Taylor. Jason Tatum 2026. Can you hear me here first? So I think Schumer is just for the nostalgia factor. Obviously, it doesn't have much left in the tank. I don't think. But I think you'll still have a role. So I think seeing him, that can purple and gold, like I mentioned, will be really fun to see. But as far as you know, guys on the Lakers, I think I'm most excited to see Malik monk. Okay. Just because he had such he had a pretty good year with Charlotte last year. I know that's relative to you know his first couple seasons where he was either dealing with injuries or he was just inconsistent. You know, kind of going through those young player adjustments to the MBA. But we have to remember that he was a top talent. He was a lottery pick when he got drafted by out of Kentucky. There's still some untapped upside there. I just wrote an article on Lakers nation dot com. I can do plugs to show up. Yeah, thank you. I didn't realize this, but Austin Reeves and Malik monk are the same age. They are both 23 years old. Okay. And then, you know, that interview was because Austin Reeves and Malik monk actually were actually played against each other in Arkansas. So they have a bit of a relationship already. But that just kind of goes to show you monk was drafted in the deer and box draft. If I remember correctly, so that was in 2017. So he's been in the league for 5 years now and him and reuse are the same age. So that just goes to show you that he's still young, has that potential. He's a high fly act that guy can get up. He has he's got massive bounce on the Lakers he probably outside of Westbrook and LeBron might be the most athletic guy on the team. So Russell Westbrook, down the lane, if you've got Malik monk filling the lane and you can throw him a lob, I think that'll be fine. He's an excellent shot maker. He can make tough shots. You know, good outside shooter. So I think I'm excited to see what Malik monk can do. I don't know necessarily how the minutes distribution is going to play out quite yet, because he's not a great defender. But just as far as offensive upside and just the electric vector from a young guy, I think Malik monks definitely a guy I'm going to have my eye on. Yeah, that's a great pick..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Just put it somewhere in the back of your brain and next summer kind of remember it because Jeremy land, like I said, expiring contract. He'll be a free agent next year. The Lakers at least being rumored to have some interest now might turn into something a year from now, okay? So again, very unlikely that they land Jeremy lamb right now, but just something to file away. In case he has a nice scene at season, if he can stay injury free, just keep it in mind for next summer. Yeah, let's just say Indiana for whatever reason can't offload and expiring contract at 10 million, which is not too bad at all. There's also the possibility of a buyout if the two sides can agree to anything. That same Indiana star reports mentioned that because the pacers have Keras the vert, and they just drafted Chris duarte. There's really no room for Jeremy lamb, even if he's able to play. So again, if they can't find a landing spot for him in a trade, I think they could. Sam press is probably licking his chops right now. If they can't find a deal for him, I wouldn't be surprised about a bio situation either. And the Lakers still have, guess what? Three rosters spots open. It sounds like they're waiting for a guy to come free. Jeremy lamb's that guy comes February or not, but maybe march. I could see it happening as well. So just another thing to keep in mind. I think one of those roster spots is open for the eventuality that Rajon Rondo or perhaps Kevin Love get bought out. Maybe both. What I see in this going towards like, if not, if that was not the goal here for the Lakers and you were really choosing between Isiah Thomas, Mike James, right like these types of guys, Darren Collison, you would have just signed one of those guys already, right? So they're waiting for things to develop to see what happens. Who gets cut? Who gets bought out? There's some teams that have too many players on their roster right now, including the Memphis Grizzlies. So I have a feeling the Lakers are paying very close attention to what happens there with Rajon Rondo. And wouldn't mind seeing him back, you know, obviously he's got some shortcomings still on the floor, but his ability to act as like a coach out there. I think that's something that can be really important for the team. And I like that. I also like that he's the kind of guy that can get guys open looks. We can certainly complain about his own defensive effort, maybe playoff rondo appears again, the three point shooting, that's a concern as well. But for an end of the bench guy, rondo's intelligence, I think would be a would be a nice bit. Yes, to all those things, also a former Laker regret rondo. That's true. That's real, so check that box. Pretty much, if you wanted to be a Laker this season, you had to have been a Laker in a season before, right? It's like it's like Pirates of the Caribbean, right? Whatever it is, the ela de Muerta can only be found by people who already know where it is..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"For everything. I don't think it's ever going to feel real. And I don't think it's ever going to be completely okay. It's just one of those things where we kind of have to just bite your Jersey, so to speak and just keep trudging on like Kobe would. So that's what helps me. That's what keeps me going. That's what that canvas is in the background for, you know, so although a couple of you might not be here physically with us anymore, you know, that spirit that mentality that willingness to attack challenges head on, that's something that I carry every day and so you know, I hope that's something that people can lean on themselves and look for comfort whenever the chips are down or times are rough. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. But again, Lakers nation, we're here for you guys. We've got everybody piling in with all their comments and questions. And a lot of people talking about how much Kobe meant to them. So that's great to see. Appreciate all of you coming in from YouTube from Facebook from periscope always great to be able to come here and talk Lakers basketball. We've mentioned this before on previous shows right now. We're kind of in that limbo period right now, right? We're the most part free agency has done the Lakers still have a few roster spots. And we'll talk about those in just a bit. We're gonna get into what might they might do with those open roster spots. But for the most part, free agency is kind of coming to a close and now we're getting ready for the season to start up and about a month. We're gonna see training camp kick off and so there's a lot to still discuss but in terms of the news flying at us like it was just a few weeks ago, that's definitely slowed down. So now we can kind of start breaking down some other stuff. Like how the team's really going to play stylistically. And of course, you know, while we're doing that, we're always going to be remembering Kobe and everything that happened there. And of course, tomorrow being Bomba day, August 24th, 8 and 24 together. We'll certainly be talking about that tomorrow as well. But let's just talk stylistically for a minute here Matt, Russell Westbrook joins the team. What are you looking to see from the Lakers on the floor next season? Because I have a feeling. And I let's focus offensively..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Kobe Bryant's birthday happy birthday Kobe joining me to talk all things Lakers including Kobe's birthday and tomorrow being mamba day is Matthew optimist Peralta mad. How are you doing, man? I'm good, Trevor. Before we start happy birthday Kobe, everyone here at Lakers nation misses you. Happiest birthdays would have been 43 today, Trevor. Yeah, it's still, you know, I was talking to somebody about this earlier. It's still surreal. It's still it doesn't, and I don't think it'll ever change. I think it is always going to just not feel right. Like, even when we were watching games this past season, I'd be watching the game and I would be like, almost half expecting Kobe to just like come walk it out and sit in the front row. It's just weird. It's just weird and I don't know that that feelings ever gonna go away. I don't think so either. People obviously grieve in different ways for me personally, you know, I also just haven't really accepted the fact quite fully yet. But, you know, I still think Kobe's here with us in spirit. Obviously, that 2020 run is special. I tell people this all the time, but I think that title is going to be the most to me. Regardless of any other future titles going forward. So, you know, it's tough day for some people, you know, obviously we prefer to celebrate Kobe's life here on the podcast and on the live stream. But yeah, you know, it's a tough day for sure. And you know, obviously the birthday and then mamba day being tomorrow 8 24. It's a pretty Kobe heavy week today. So, you know, for anyone out there, still still sad and still, you know, trying to process the loss, just trust me, I think we're there with you. Yeah, absolutely. It's something that will always be a tough time for Lakers fans, but again, we get through it together. That was always even when we go back to when Colby passed..
Udonis Haslem Signs for 19th Season With Miami Heat
"There, but he is Still there. Madonna's Haslem, now officially back with the Miami Heat. Signed another contract with the heat so he will return for 1/19 season in Miami, a one year deal worth about 2.8 million. It's the 10th contract he has signed with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra considers him essential for a number of reasons, including the example he sets in practice. Which is where hassle gets most of his action. He's appeared in just five games in the past two seasons. Just one This past season, But the 41 year old would become just the fifth player to spend an entire career of at least 19 years with one franchise. Dirk Nowitzki spent all 21 in Dallas, Kobe Bryant spent 20 with the Lakers. Tim Duncan 19 seasons with the Spurs and John Stockton, 19 with the Utah Jazz SportsCenter all night,
I've Hired Several Coaches, but No Improvements. What's Wrong With Me?
"Hey i've hired three business coaches. They've all felt like a waste of time and money. And i haven't seen any improvements what's going on. There's something wrong with me. My doing this wrong. what's happening. Well i want to answer this question to make sure i also address. Everybody was listening. That my have a similar question thinking about hiring a coach or have higher coach. Maybe didn't see the results are looking for on a star by saying i have gone through this several times. I've hired coaches have a lot of experience. And not all. My experiences with coaches have been the same. I i have to say a quick If you have a coach if you hire a coach and they give you instructions if they give you a action items to do a plan and you don't implement you actually do the work it doesn't matter. What kind of coach you have. You have to actually follow through. So i know this kind of obvious but a lot of people i've met along the way have hired coaches and ask them. How's it working out like not so great as it will. What does the coach advising you to do. All of they're telling me to do xyz. We'll have you done xyz and they're like a not really not sure. If i should and that really is the biggest red flag for me when it comes to hiring a coach. Don't go down the road of hiring a coach if you're don't a hundred percent trust this coach and believe what they say you should do is worth doing because the whole point of hiring coaches saying. Hey i'm allowing somebody else to advise me on how to move forward. And i'm willing to do what i need to do to make. It happen very similar in sports. You know one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time is phil jackson. He coached michael. Jordan scottie pippen but he also coached the lay kobe bryant shaquille o'neal a lotta great players but these players would not be great would not achieve their level of excellence if they didn't allow themselves to be coached if they allow themselves to follow through. And do what the coaches asking them to do.
Vanessa Bryant Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit vs. Helicopter Company
"Vanessa Bryant's lawsuit against the helicopter company that killed her husband and daughter is coming to an end. K ABC reports, Bryant and other plaintiffs reached an agreement in the wrongful death lawsuit involving the late basketball star Kobe Bryant. The lawsuit claimed the company and the pilots estate should be held responsible for the incident that killed nine people. In
Vanessa Bryant to Settle Suit Over Helicopter Crash
"With the company that operated the helicopter involved in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna and seven others in Calabasas. Vanessa. Helicopters for wrongful death. Terms of the settlement were not reveal The agreement still needs court approval. Republican lawmakers have
Vanessa Bryant Gives Powerful Speech Inducting Kobe Bryant Into Hall of Fame
Kobe, Duncan, Garnett Finally to Enter Basketball Hall of Fame
"The late Kobe Bryant and former Celtic Kevin Garnett among the headliners in the newest class of Basketball Hall of Fame. Inductees Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, He never forgot about his fans. Also inducted in non Castle, Connecticut, Tim Duncan. I was blessed in guided by so many people and improbable scenarios to get where I am Kevin Garnett thanking past NBA great sacrifice that they took that I'm being able to stand up to your front of you guys today, noting old sayings about a man's true wealth being not in money, but in friendships, Sportscaster Mike Breen. I want to thank all of you. Making me feel like the richest man alive, Green says. That's the best part of it
Michael Jordan Recalls Final Texts With Kobe Bryant Before Helicopter Crash
"In fact, there's a story which is out today in which Michael Jordan revealed the last text messages that they exchange shortly before Kobe's Death, and it was like you would think to Hall of Famers would talk to each other. They talked about basketball. They talked about family even talked about tequila, and they talked about coaching their kids over the years and you get to see Side of Kobe Bryant, and most people don't get to see because one we would never see his text messages. But we get a sense of how he was a doting father and how he enjoyed his post basketball life where he was spending time. Just being a dead yes, that included being a coach and being around basketball in a Quasi coach fashion for his Children, But he just enjoyed the whole aspect of not living his life through professional basketball, preparing for games but more preparing for his daughter's game. G, who, unfortunately is no longer with us as well. But we got to see a side through Kobe Bryant and his text messages with Michael Jordan. How Kobe was supremely focused on family. And it was nice to have that type of
Michael Jordan to Present Kobe Bryant at Posthumous Hall of Fame Induction
"Naismith memorial basketball hall of fame has announced its list of holidays were scheduled to present the twenty. Twenty class of honorees Kobe bryant is the most notable name going into the hall of fame this year and as expected michael jordan will present kobe bryant for the hall of fame good. He's also he's also presenting kim mulkey. Who's the women's coach baylor. They're so he's gonna be he's gonna be inducted to people John michael gave one of the best eulogies. I've ever heard and i think all of us heard at kobe's kobe celebration of life. He also gave an a one of the more notable speeches on his own inducted into the basketball hall or seen anything like it. He just basically killed out everyone who he's still bitter about. Have you seen alan. Iverson's it's great. It's no he didn't call producer so green. he was so pure and just unrehearsed.
Andrew D. Bernstein: Shooting hoops, a life with legends
"D bernstein mentioned in american spoiled photography and man enthralled by making pictures. I don't remember my children being born. But i remember my first print be involved in that eight to say that and i hope i kids. Don't hear those we talk about. The emotional states of being a photographer must be painters. Feel or anybody who works with marble united. You read about michelangelo you know. He always talked about that. He always knew when he saw block of marble that there was something incredible inside of it just had to come through him. We learn about what's drew him to one spot in particular. I guess basketball found me rather than i found basketball. Really we talk about the skills required for making pictures of spoilt that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's a fast moving game. But i gotta tell you. It's not as fast as ice hockey. And and i. I sort of honed. My skills shooting action shooting a lot of ice hockey shots about how to get the perfect slam. Dunk shows the big picture. Everybody wants what these guys can do when they're flying towards the rim almost defying gravity. Quite frankly and keep in mind again. That i get one shot at learn about andrew's during professional and personal relationship with the late great. Kobe bryant this kid was was something else. I mean i met him on media day. Nineteen ninety-six comes on my set. Eighteen years old. I never met him. I heard a lot of hype about him. Didn't spot by the black mambas. Kobe was famously. Known hundred talks about the highs and lows of making sport pitches and like kobe's i can't dwell in the shots that i didn't make you know because there's always going to be the next one about breaking into the world of sports shooting with the advent of social media all the websites that are out there all the fan sites. There's more opportunity. I think now if the talent is there if the drivers their stories of life told by photographers and today that photographer is andrew deepens. If you love a sport just don't stop shooting it. Don't stop
Vanessa Bryant names deputies who allegedly shared Kobe crash photos
"Of Kobe Bryant reveals the names of Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, she said leaked to images of the crash, which killed her husband and daughter, Vanessa Bryant posted portions of our lawsuit on Instagram Wednesday, showing the four deputies names. The lawsuit says the deputy shared photos of those killed in the helicopter crash. With other deputies with their friends and with their families.
Report: Court Rules Vanessa Bryant Can Obtain Names Of Los Angeles Deputies Accused Of Sharing Crash Site Photos
"Rules that Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, can obtain the names of four L. A county sheriff's deputies accused of sharing graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed the NBA legend daughter Gina and seven others. Los Angeles Times reporting an effort by county lawyers to keep the names under seal was rejected by a federal judge. But the county can appeal.
Judge rules that Deputies accused of sharing Kobe Bryant crash photos can be named
"Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, can obtain the names off four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who allegedly shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, their daughter, Jonah and seven others. The L A Times reports that an effort by the Los Angeles County lawyers to keep the deputies names under seal was rejected yesterday by U. S District Judge John F. Walter. The ruling means the names and details from the Internal affairs investigation can be added to Vanessa Bryant lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff's Department. The county, though Can appeal the decision.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Swingman Podcast
"He picked While they were to be so obviously we've mentioned it before in high school he will The number thirty three the lakers todd from corinne a and twenty four hours. The number the won't it is the second a the second one but at the take a rookie couldn't get it was unavoidable an adidas camp that he played before Him he will one full three just added those up. And that's what gave him. I say numbers to a lot of people were upset. Kevin durant was very synonymous with coach. And that was the coach at thawed when he was as a kid now. Is these numbers. There's loads of meanings for loads of people but that stuff. Kobe bryant story behind his party's numbers oppose a question. Is it the most iconic number change of old time. I think i think think of another goodwill which is lebron picking up twenty thirty six and twenty three but i. I'd still say i'd still cyclopes i. In twenty four hours synonymous especially with the shoe line as well. I think as well lot. I'm not sure if he'd done this on purpose. lie really accurately reflects light the two halls of his career. If you not may not the guy who was on the second in the a lot was the mangla other nah are quite like it. I think is a good number. Changing those numbers retired hanging on staples. Yeah a one point. Maybe i shouldn't go side of the at one point game as much as ought to be as incredible compliment did you to have any desire about a nothing. Nothing extra to be honest. I think if if we're gonna pollen hit the main points we're probably going to have to jump from thing to things on aging points but we're probably enough to accidents go over. Some things is the second highest points scored in a in the nba. We're move on to bigger basic. So you believe actually tried to get to the chicago bulls that is why so anyway in my online research tried get tried to chicago bulls in the summer of.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Swingman Podcast
"He was in boston but when he saw two or three. Yeah if but when i mean win robin he's obviously not running. I mean i never know kid. Really styles pipe spo. Two threes day might come the. That's the thing that's gone absolutely found about the time with the most struggling to put lot. Abc island intricacies of sports. Benny last probably a little bit. Too young. in terms of reiko when he was a baby Some of these of grew up in philadelphia for me as well mazzone with the basketball teams is a freshman an on china. Remember the kind of a system of the the american high. School ranking freshman. Sophomore out. saying this isn't it bureau be call. It like invests in four years in university america. Well visiting go this. I mean he had his arm looking for all. This is where we had these a number retired from his school anyway. One of the number sharia so confirm now is freshman. Sophomore junior and senior albania we junior. Anyway that's kobe bryant. We've gotten some unbelievable tangents to style. This anti icy milano moved now. We're talking about how many years i mean it's kind of as you'd expect. He wasn't going to be a bomb in high school and in turn out to be the windy i play. He was the top dog All of these teams the cost from a plight. You can just look at the accolades from this. Just unbelievable stocks led to change his first championship and fifty three years on the pay. Didn't know that you played alongside lamar odom. Yeah that was one of the things also at some added camp which is very interesting. And i didn't know the is also apparently true. I don't know if this is tourism. Apparently he was gonna go to or was thinking about going to college. I but then off the kevin connick got drafted knows. hey go. He actually thought about changes. Monica into a different direction. I don't know how true that actually is is an interesting. I would expect that to be true to be fair because at the time i know right now the nba a lot will be franchise. I should say Pushing for high go prospects to be eligible again The one year in college than than come to the nba because they like having those young guys really talented in the new console. Malcolm was number one in this year's draft news probably got the youngest roars prospect. Get those guys. Ones are more value now but back then they preferred. The guys expend nina the full years in college refund in game. London's i can come into the nba immediately have impact. Tim duncan be nothing. Probably the best example of david grubb snow so i went to the military for a ways before he cabins the nba. I i think it was like a red mark if you came straight out of high school at that point and but kevin garnett done. Elvis had some good success in The air off. Nothing if it..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Swingman Podcast
"Siblings oh sky everybody. Welcome back to these cost as ever on your host. Houston i am all the time by louis helping and louis how we're not going to be breaking down the most recent history in the nba. This week Not we are going to be picking up a series that we was once doing before kind of the nba. Bubble of the swingman spotlight. Where we have you know we take a little shine. The spotlight on applies career. Normally there is high. But we've on the few instances with which i am solving applies the currently still plying. But we figured that now would be an out time to to show on the spotlight on the career of kobe. Bryant the champion to tom fox. Mvp mvp himself. i think he's eighteen. Time all star is very fit in with the all star. Weekend coming up as well so I think that we have. We haven't actually normally we kind of go through before where we can pinpoint install off on on the spotlights and run for all sorts of things. We might talk about but we've not done that. Is tom halfway. So i'm just thinking you wanna stop at the beginning with him a high school you want to go straight from the draft. Did not sick so dependent depends what people know. I'm clapping stopped from high school. If nothing is a few interesting intricacies there the show themselves later on now. I mean that's that's too high school then nice to high school absolutely inside. Obviously own philly wants might him unreal youngest to three d. Say the the the main thing. When i was doing some research be the the his parents ninety miles to the fighting. This beta code in japan says on a menu which might be laugh. So and i mean for his early life as well just in general that you can tell from the the the notes written about kobe. It was installed him when he was two three years. Old and quite fitting ready. Also the lakers burst five. Crying was now. yeah well. that's come out since i'm not sure. If that was actually his taking the like are probably one of the most popular teams in football. It's not too unrealistic Baseball was an nba fires. Well it wasn't your boss. Go play at the very least professional basketball player and a- believe he did live in italy for awhile. Didn't they apparently favourite football or soccer for many americans and an australian as well. I think anyone inventory that you saw after style at least in countries now. I'm going gonna find east favorites. Aim was icy melo's in italy toes. Shout to the scenario. Probably the successful team at that point in time wasn't it. Yeah potentially cereal bike len when he would have been a child absolutely popping off so it's great to be looking at italian football elton period. I've always had something about embiid installed or instilled well not just oversee. I mean i'm just looking at some of the from him and he was just..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on WJR 760
"Say the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter flew through the clouds last year in an apparent violation of federal standards and likely became disoriented just before the helicopter crashed and killed Bryant in eight others. The pilot aired Eras. The buy in was flying under visual flight rules, and that means he needed to be able to see where he was going. Officials say was a buying pilot of the aircraft climb sharply and had nearly broken through the clouds when the Sikorsky S 76 helicopter bank abruptly and plunged into the southern California hills below, killing everyone on board. The helicopter did not have the so called black box recording devices. They were not required on that helicopter. WJR news time. 11 01 in Florida investigation underway after a hacker gained access to a water treatment system in Oldsmar, pull pull Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Military, saying that the police department is now working with the FBI and other government agencies to find out exactly who tried to poison the water. We don't know whether the person who did this was down the street or in another country on that's the big question for us is to where this originated from and who the actors are and what they're Uh, you know, ulterior motives or the hacker tried to spike the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water. That's lie, but luckily, the change was caught. The water has been declared safe to drink in that area. Officials at the Detroit Zoo continue their investigation to the death of one of its female polar bears. Anna Anna was killed during breeding with a male polar bear Nuka on Monday that he trades to director Ron Cake and said they did not see any aggression between the two in the past yesterday was was completely a shock for us. Nuka and Nana have essentially lived together for the past year. You know, 24 hours a day, except for a couple of months when we had one on the ice pack side and one on the tundra, and yesterday when, when Nuka tried to mate with with Anoma, he, uh You got very aggressive and there was a fight Me and he killed her Kegan, telling Paul W. Smith that Nuka had been with other females and never shown any aggression whatsoever. The state Health Department reporting 1769 new cases of the virus. 11 more deaths, 32 schools or university statewide reporting new outbreaks. Meyer planning to launch a covert vaccination plan at all of its Michigan stores to administer 25,000 coronavirus shots, and they want those out by the end of the week. Michigan GAS prices are on the rise. Shut up beloved sense last week. Triple A Michigan says motorists are paying an average off 2 50 a gallon for regular unleaded still have a book that you're afraid to turn to the over to the library. Chances are you won't have to pay a fierce Fox is Evan Brown. Returning material borrowed from a library is always a pain. It's not unusual to forget to return that book or that DVD and have to pay a fine, but a number of libraries around the nation are doing away with late fees. And fines and they're finding more and more people are returning the property. The Urban Libraries Council, which has 160 member institutions, says ditching fees has encouraged him or use of library services. Which often includes Internet access,.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"So long, you know and Kobe Bryant with the one that everybody War but they just seem like it would just have been like you saw the game and you ended the game and everybody should have just that one time. I would keep in mind if the MBA if all the games had been forced it and then that day, you know, you start the game and that's it and and everybody just grieve and go home and they had the 21st century clock violation and the NBA really the players came together to honor him. And I think that the the crazy thing is it led into what we now know as our normal in 2012-13. 20-21 just been like the year of just awfulness and everybody kind of compared Kobe's death, maybe a little bit to finding out about managed. It was way more morbid because Kobe was dead Jose way. I heard your were doing those tributes here on the network and I heard your tribute to him and I had the exact same thing off or TMZ it came across. That's how a person on the listen. I was not a Kobe fan, but that moment I became a fan like it was like no it was like your high school friends some of these been around forever and the right where he was gone at that moment and everybody War. I think you said that Max you tweeted that out everybody's wearing purple and gold today, but they had that on it's like even I stuck it out on my phone is if it is spoke to me. I was like, yeah like no this is can't be true. And of course, you know, the the the fact that it's from TMZ just my heart just dropped, you know, cuz you know, they're they're rarely wrong. Unfortunately, you know surfing About things like this and crazy to see the the way. I mean the one person that sticks out to me. The most is Jayson Tatum and didn't even play that game wasn't supposed to play even before the yeah. He was injured. Yeah, I'll never forget how devastated he look and we both just made eye contact and we both just search give us gave each other that look like hang in there. You know, it was it went unsaid just to look that we gave each other and I remember at that point they could is this the first time I've ever sharing this actually remember that point in my name is Zach moment thinking man. Like I'm wondering like a lot of fans have a new idea or at least they can imagine how devastated he is. Maybe I should tell them and I say, you know what? No. No, I'm going to let him had the or at least maybe we can keep that moment between us too because right let him sell them working or reporting about something like that just didn't seem appropriate for me. So I just let it go and again, you know Max said we talked about it before earlier today over the over the phone. It was like we were just going through the motions. Yeah, we're at work, but it was just a really odd odd. Everything was recruited. Right? Everything had just just happened. Everything was just so so freshed Hong Kong. I want to say they planned it that way Max. I think that they find out that actually to be there year and the sadness in the game itself was just was was a great game. It was like it was almost like hey them was killed them was coldly the way the Lakers having the double team in the Celtics finally the snake game and then the next day and and this way, you know me and just wait laugh when we talked talked about our got Knicks and well nobody's going to be at the nobody here. They said nobody off..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"26th one year to the day Kobe Bryant tragic news Joshua me that you guys were on the road together. I think we're were you just way, Oklahoma? Or Charles in New Orleans more more into the arena the New Orleans New Orleans Pelicans taken on the Celtics that it was early afternoon game right Max or no, no late afternoon, like a 6:00 or something like that. And I remember coming up from a nap and I got a call & the person said that text me and said the Kobe Brian a helicopter crash and I'm like everybody else the first thing you say get the hell out of here now come on, you know, it's just like when somebody told Shack I think Shaq's cousin or with the son told him about it and Saturday, it's not funny. I'll beat your ass up for that that you know, we we don't play that we that's not good news and you know and and abilities will you turn the TV on every television station every radio station every person had it and then it was like going to The Arena Club And looking at the Players. My store is always with Jaylen Brown use the first person first player. I saw and I walked on the court and this is you know, being a being an older black man. It's like Sheila Brown. The first thing he said was essential and bad news. He said I never met him and I wanted to reach out and hug to do because it was such a it was a poignant moment with that. He was so distraught about not meeting Kobe and I would have just assumed that he had met Kobe Bryant before found at Berkeley, you know being in the league for a while and for him to say that it was so disheartening and then to have the festivities after that with you know, twenty-four second violation, you know, the eight second violation bring. Rivers it was it was it was it was just some real and it's almost like you didn't as a player I have been hard-pressed to play that game say that I've been hard. They're probably been a a friend of his I have been hard-pressed and you see see guys visibly Shake him off and on and on that was that was it was it was a play the game even.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Year mark since the loss of Kobe Bryant, but another devastating loss for the N B a industry for those of you who are big hoops fans. No doubt you encountered Sekou Smith, who was most recently of n ba dot com and NBA TV and also love the Freedom of the Hang Time podcast that he recorded I think it was weekly on and he was such a huge fan of Kobe's and the impact that Kobe had on the league is one of the conversations that we had multiple times. Over the last year. We talked to say coup in May when I was still working at home, and he was, of course, working from home in Atlanta, and we talked about how our families were getting along and adjusting to this isolation, this quarantine period, but also remember how adamant he was at the MBA would return and finish it season and producer Dave went back to our conversation and may toe get a chunk of that. Because I I remember hearing say, who talk about why it was so important for the NBA to crown a champion in 2020, and I could still remember thinking. Wow. I actually didn't consider that perspective, so he was very thoughtful. He was genuine. He loved his job. He loved hoops. He took it with a grain of salt. It wasn't too serious. It wasn't life or death. But he enjoyed it. And he loved the daily stories that would unfold on the court and off the court. And if you haven't seen social Media, or you weren't watching any of the MBA, or any the coverage on Tuesday, then you missed not only tributes to Kobe Bryant is daughter Jeong. And the others who perished in the helicopter crash a year ago, but everything from The sentiments of commissioner Adam Silver to Dwayne Wade. Too many in the Atlanta market, including the head coach of the Hawks, even to Chris Paul talking about you know how They always appreciated dealing with Sekou and what? Ah fixture. He was in the industry and how he never had a negative across word to say he always smiled. And when we talk to him in November was it was Thanksgiving week and he joined us because Clay Thompson. We didn't have the confirmation yet. But Clay Thompson had blown out his Achilles when he was practicing in Los Angeles. And at the same time there were rumors that were just being generated about how James Harden wanted out of Houston and wanted to go play in Brooklyn. And remember that we spent some time just comparing notes about family and how we were surviving now getting toward the end of 2020 with the holidays and his three grown kids, older kids not not completely grown kids but kids that were with him him and his wife and their in their home, and he mentioned how much he appreciated the extra time he had with them, but at the same time We joked about the fact that neither one of us knew anything about Tic tac and never wanted to spend time on Tic tac. That was actually something we joked about it may that he had had this whole introduction to Tic Tac, and he'd realized how un cool he really was. So we had such a great sense of humor, too. And even as I write my CBS sports minute, I'm thinking about Sekou and wishing that I could have one more conversation with him. He passed away on Tuesday and Fitting or not. It's bittersweet that it happens one year to the day after the loss of Kobe that also rocked the MBA.
"kobe bryant" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Drafted, traded to this organization to spend 20 years here, he can't write some better than this. The MBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Johanna. Only graves to go to college. Why did was open the challenge for almost four years old sitting back it up? You were in college. We had a great career. Maybe not happy that you guys will always be in my heart. I love you guys. What can I say? My mouth my only one on it, son. The last words, he said on a course after his last game with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he went out the way legends go out with 60 Point game in his final MBA. Contest, something that will live on forever. It's Keyshawn J. Will and Zubin were presented by progressive insurance. All of our guests on the Goodyear hotline. Many of them helping us remember the late great Kobe Bryant. If you're watching this morning on ESPN two, you will see that key is decked out with the number eight Kobe middle of his chest. 24 on his left sleeve for Of course, Kobe's uniform number and on the right sleeve, the number two for Kobe's daughter, G. Kobe G seven others dying in that helicopter crash one year ago. Today, like leaves from SportsCenter is going to join us here in just a moment. He was on the air with me. The day it happened, and he covered the Lakers for many years and key. I just want to bring up something that Michael had told me. That really resonated with me having been in Los Angeles to cover some of Kobe's greatest moments, and this is something you've actually said on the show. When we have discussed Kobe Bryant on occasion, and we'll discuss him in detail this morning. Michael said To me that day he goes, You have to understand this. And you can't understand this unless you're in Los Angeles, which is to say that there will never be an athlete that is more linked with the city. That he played in then Kobe more than Michael in Chicago more than Tom in Boston. More than Anybody you could think of. Those are the ones at the top because obviously those two guys went on to play for different franchises. And yes, of course. Kobe was drafted by Charlotte and his draft rights or traded to the Lakers. But he goes, You can't understand the pull of the city. Coby in L A are like one. They are attached at the hip. They are intertwined like no other player and no other city and key. I mean, it's your city. You're a hard core Laker fan. And when Michael said that I said I knew I knew they were connected. To that level. Yeah, in you mentioned other great athletes, but The Kobe Thing is so crazy is my body just got chills, but the co p thing It's just different. It's a different Is a different animal man. It's one of those Situations where year we didn't draft him per se, but we drafted him. He never had a lifelong like, Yeah, he'd never took a shot for Charlotte. So when you think about it Do whatever it is the great the bad shots and you talk to the championship shots later on. We watched him grow. Was there every single moment of his MBA career on and off the court, So it's like He is ours. In Los Angeles. It is interesting, Jake because prior to LeBron James coming to the Lakers, I was one of the first people is wild. It could be No, we don't want him. I don't want LeBron James because because of Kobe Bryant Like I was one of those. People that said, No, I don't want LeBron James. I don't give a damn Who yet? I don't want him and the broad is a friend to buy, but I didn't want him because of the threat. To the Kobe Bryant. Legacy. It's the threat of that, right? It was just that I don't want him coming. The air E. Don't know what it was just it was one of those feelings. Jake. Looks like no man. He cool lady because state Cleveland, he cool He could play it cleanest legacies. Okay. Without Bronn. I get it, but it's like you know what I'm saying? It's like no man, because You so entrenched Doing who Kobe Bryant is. I mean, like, Think about him, and it's not a lot of players. In the MBA or any other sport. That you pay to go see? You when Kobe Bryant rose in the town. You pay to go see Kobe Bryant, right? Yeah, He's with the Lakers. But I'm going to see that dude. You know if it's a pre season game, and he's gonna get 20 minutes, I'm going to see him. So you know it Z just the way it is. It's not a It's not a lot of athletes that Linked to their cities is like that. Was a key that the beautiful thing about that feeling that you had about not wanting LeBron James for that instant of a moment, right? Because that's Kobe is that ultimately Kobe Bryant was insecure with his own legacy to hinder that right? Kobe Bryant. In a way open the door for LeBron James, that come to L. A, which speaks volumes about how Kobe thought about this organization and where you thought potentially Kobe's role was within the organization moving forward, You know, as a potential owner, whatever his involvement would be. I mean, his fingerprints are still all over this thing. I mean that championship that they won last year. I think that's why it was so special. I think Kobe saw something. And LeBron you know that people say Oh, LeBron is trying to go different places. Kobe, star leader and LeBron You know a guy that will be willing to carry the weight, Not a lot of players. Have those shoulders man that can carry the weight of what comes along with being a Laker that responsibility heaviness of trying to win a championship. And when LeBron James made that move he fulfilled that last year. And you felt that even with the way LeBron James handled, you know his speech to the stable staple center about the loss of Kobe. So if that's Rob Blanca, a guy that was Kobe Bryant's agent being in a position that he's in right now. All these things have happened because Kobe open that door and it's really incredible to see Let's run through just what happened in the last 24 to 48 hours of his life because I want to get your thoughts on this because the amount of things that happen that you have to start looking at yourself and saying Was it Kismet. Wasn't meant to be. Let's just think about this The day before Kobe Bryant died. He died on a Sunday Saturday night nationally televised game. The Lakers are playing the Philadelphia 76 years. What is compelling story before? Yes. Get to Michael leaves. Here's the thing. They're playing in Philly. Kobe's adopted home city. LeBron is 18 points away from passing Kobe on the all time scoring list. Moving to third on the all time scoring list. He does it..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Him. He knew it was Kobe Bryant. So yeah, There was a lot of aspiration. There's a lot of, you know, we way went through the I wanna be like Mike. You know, and there's a lot of people that want to now wanted to that want to be like Kobe. What legacy does he leave? Man. You know, there's some people that pass and you say, man, What are we gonna miss? You know, there's there's a legacy and there's a marathon continues. And will you know will hold him up will do, Right. But what about that person? That person that we we thought we saw so much from Kobe when it came to. Oh, you know, MVPs championships. Then we saw Kobe with an Oscar You like what was what was coming. That he was concentrating on so much after basketball, you know, so Selfishly you feel robbed, selfishly way have to remember what we feelings we had, and whatever void we can feel we can, but they'll never be a replacement. They'll never be a just like there'll never be another, but I think that we as individuals, we learned enough that can help us and we could be the next Not Kobe Bryant. But the next Kurt Alexander, Big Boy, What's What's big boy doing? How many people big boy feet it? Is he doing his shots in the gym? Is he thinking outside of his box? You know, and maybe we'll continue to. Ah, To be positive. That's the one thing that you say people say about Kobe, no matter what he was on the court and the way that he made sure they got the win. He was a nice person. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Being the waiver says he's been a Lakers fan since the eighties and remembers seeing Bryant play against Portland in 2000 during the playoffs. This kid is something special. Drive, and he wasn't the big billing guy at the time. It was obviously shock. You know, he was just a young upstart, you know, working his way up, but it was a sign of things to come. Think to fold his legacy prime of the fiercest competitors professional sports has ever seen. And, uh, Father figure someone was really Made that switch, you know, from professional career. His family life, and they gave everything for his family. And he left nothing. Nothing on in the tank at all, and everything he did Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. I think too. Legacies that Kobe leaves behind. One is of grit. You know the great greatness that he showed that you just if you want to be great, you gotta work at it. Doesn't come easy than matter. Few town to town A lot of people talented Miss Town lot people counted in this world, but you gotta want it. You gotta fight for it. And then I think the second that we didn't express it as such, was love. You know, I think the way he saw him as a family man the way there he and Vanessa so incredibly close and the love of a father for a daughter, which I think for All of us that were father is which Just blew us away. I mean, he. He himself said that he was so glad his career ended so that he could spend this time watching his girls grow up and That is the legacy that you leave behind what you did and who you loved. And what he did was all about l a greatness and what he showed was all about l. A love Mike Asner, from Kobe mural dot com, sees a deeper personal meaning and Bryant's legacy. His legacy to me is two fold at a very high level. It's obviously him is a champion. And what he did for the city and for Lakers fans across the world and as a diehard Laker fan. I'm grateful for that forever. But his legacy more so I think today than ever is his work ethic and his mentality and the thing that has stuck with me during this entire process, just talking to fans and artists. Is it doesn't matter what you do who you are. Doesn't matter. You could imply what this man did in his life. The way he worked how early he got up. How he pushed through during those days when you didn't want to work this hard That applies to everybody, every ethnicity, every background, So for me personally, that's the thing that all always stick out for me is as his true legacy. There's a common theme and how people see Bryant's legacy Black Mamba. Man of conviction. A loving husband, a devoted father, a citizen who gave back who helped an inspired his community..
"kobe bryant" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And sometimes life seems like it's filled on Lee with confusion and chaos, But I assure you I have a plane for you. Dutch Jesus Christ Show tomorrow morning at six on K of I am 6 40 more stimulating talk. Off every tale when you believe in hell. Trust me, That's a story If I am 6 40, we're live everywhere on the I Heart radio Happens to Mo Kelly show just tuning in. I'm speaking with clarify its own Steve Gregory, as we preview his special which is going to air here on K if I at 4 p.m. tomorrow. The death and life of Kobe Bryant and Steve before I bring you back into the conversation. Let's play this trailer for tomorrow. Sunday, January 26 2020 Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter, Gina, her friend and five others board A private helicopter in Orange County, California Theo Group is headed to a youth basketball tournament at Mama's Sports Academy in 1000 Oaks, Little over 70 miles away, just northwest of Los Angeles. It's a frequent destination for Bryant and his daughter, and the pilot has flown that route many times before. But on this foggy morning conditions are different out of five freeway mean he's special via particles. Question Special vfr conditions edible in 2550 apart as we know $2505 down to a question, The pilot notifies the tower that he's climbing above the clouds like Elektra, You're too low level for flight following but moments later to egg collectors, Okay, radio silence. E like any fire. 83 helicopter crashed into a mountain. We heard it. And now I'm looking at the plane is in a small plane. It was a helicopter helicopter. Yeah. And you saw the helicopter Go into the hills? Yeah, and we're looking at the flames right now on the hill. We're getting reports that en bas star Kobe Bryant and at least four other people have been killed in a lot of time. MBA champion former league M V P. Kobe Bryant died Going. NBA star Kobe Bryant was onboard that helicopter and is now dead at the age of 41. I'm Steve Gregory in Los Angeles. The death and life of Kobe Bryant.