18 Burst results for "Koiwa"
"koiwa" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"So the coup why is a feature member or gets to play in the way. Hey, that he wants to because, you know, it's not the, the, the, the pitches about off court marketing opportunities in this, and that whatever LeBron how LeBron runs sort of his exerts, his influence is really, what matters when you're talking about a guy like Kawhi, as opposed to kyri who isn't in position to say I should be able to walk in here and be the man look, this is very simple. If you're LeBron, this would be my conversation with him. It'd be like, yo. I can play Magic Johnson on this team. I'm going to be thirty five years old, and December, I can be the distributor. We don't not going to get like a real point guard. Right if he's going to be here, it's going to have to be me, and I will be the guy that gets twelve assists a game and I'll get you know fifteen to eighteen points a game. And I'll get ten boards a game, and I can be a triple double machine. He's got a Nina. Oh, no, no. It can't be like was saying when they said we get a bunch ball handlers. Great idea, six play off board. I do believe that the get a bunch of ball handlers. Wasn't his? Yeah. Whose idea idea. I believe you've seen the movie inception. Yes, I believe that there was some inception with LeBron like you've got to trust me. I know what I'm doing you need ball handed. You can't do what you didn't clean. You carry too much of the weight. Yeah. You're saying that magic you're saying that came from match magic. Yes, but also, too, I think didn't from rob. I don't know if it came from rob or not. I mean, I know it probably gave her magic is magic was in that meeting with LeBron and LeBron has no fingerprints on the signings of land. Michael all those guys to sign off on it is my guest, but I don't believe it was his original identities theories that, you know, because remember LeBron went on vacation after all this happened, and they ran by like, hey, we're thinking of Lance Rondo, and this that and he came back and didn't realize he meant all of them, right? One or two, not all of them. It was one of those things where I wonder how much you go back to all the stuff that magic was saying about constructing the team with toughness and this, that, whatever none of it was a really great idea. No, it was terrible idea. It was a terrible jump and everyone. Yup. Shouted from the mountain tops. It was a terrible idea. So let me ask you a tough question. What if on June thirtieth six o'clock or three o'clock, six o'clock eastern? You mean when we started guy got you start. Coming on. Yeah. What if Kyrie Irving calls and says, I'm ready to sign right now, but you still have to wait for the coin meeting, but he says, if you wait for Kawhi? I'm out this is this say this is an episode of shark tank. Yeah. What do you do? Tyree. You say forget about what you signed Cairo. What do you think I think he'd probably do that? Yeah. It's Burton Han. I wait. He's all in Iran. But I'm sorry. So let's add to your by round of applause by random A-plus kyri calls, six o'clock eastern on June, thirtieth and says, I'm. Hang on. I'm signing right now, but I'm not waiting kyri. Yes or no? A lot of mixed. Let's just do this. If you're a no unkindly, let me hear it. Okay. Now, if you're a yes, on Kyrie and that's nearly me here. The knows wing. Then the 'cause I waited. Koiwa kyri makes me really nervous..
"koiwa" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"Here's what we buy get though 'cause they got settled tickets. Right. They play a lot of money and go to those games gonna play. He also my score like forty and night yet but you know what? I don't think that's going to happen. I think Steph is going to big picture this whole thing he's got I got three rings. Are maybe have a chance at maybe one more, I have to conserve my body this season is much as they want to go all out. Get the seed for who for what he don't sign those checks. And if a franchise wants to say this guy's being lazy and putting himself before entertaining the fans it will work on Steph curry like it is worked on every other player. They has ever been like he's got he if he's down to do that, 'cause I wouldn't blame him. But he got to be willing to take the heat that's gonna come on the back end today. He's gonna have some people that support him as making the right call. But that's dangerous play for somebody who wants to be beloved into way. Steph does. That's true. And I'll say this. Maybe i'm. In denial about Kevin Durant, because I'm one of those people, I think he can come back and be ninety five percents player. Ninety five percent of the player goes maybe from being the best player in the NBA topped off. I think it might be more like a top ten. I can't picture a world with Kevin Durant is not as egregious. But I think the margins are so thin, he is immediately like no. This is definitely not five. He is immediately below Jaanus kuwa-. Who was that we anoint this post these Yonathan Koiwa to those are two big ones. I mean he's probably below James harden. No. Probably below. No, maybe I'm b but not James harden, NBA, tricky one. But yet, so he's in that space in what Yokich becomes, we will ultimately see though, I don't know how you can get better. Yeah. I also getting the Twitter fight over. I think he's great. But, like I still see room for you talking about the future..
"koiwa" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"We lose you. So you better celebrate his. Make sure. He's not wrong. Right. We all love him now. But if they had lost the championship they'd be like, oh, now that guy's gonna leave, how dare you. Right. That's the way it works. Always say whenever we say the athletes. You're told the tune out noise you may not listen. Everything you always hear it, and it always gets back, somehow, it's all those guys heard all the talk, and, and internalized it like that is a very normal thing. Everyone understands as much as I was as much as we love Notre Dame fans. I've been flew plenty of situations where after two or three loss of the beginning season and nobody's showing up for that player walk like they did when you were three and four. No. That's just reality. This isn't isolated in Toronto. Anyways sports. Finale, one champion at the end, you know, so others that get close and then fail. I mean fans eventually, we'll turn on you let you hear it until things work out and things work out this year. So yeah, I mean this is just a really an extension of all other fans and other places not to rip van everywhere. Listen, I played in Philly, most of my career, my God. I mean talk about getting booed, when you don't play. Well, we're familiar, but I, I don't I don't mind you know, if you're not playing well, things are going. Well, you know, would you like I always, we always hear the fan that says on behind my guys sticker, thin, I don't care what goes on there. My guys, I have no problem if we're not playing well. If things are going, well, and you wanna boo. Or you don't like what's going on? That's fine. I, I don't care, you know, and then when things are going, well, they want to cheer to me. That's not a hot and cold fan. You don't have to sit there and cheer team in football, that's two and fourteen in playing horribly say okay we'll get a next year. You may think that but I don't have a problem you wanna boo that you could appreciate you know what you do. Appreciate his places that show up and support. People are still going you talk about those as we mentioned Notre Dame, however many consecutive sellers. You know, it's always going to be back there. There are certain arenas like oracle like some of the ones we talk about that have kind of unwavering level of support. But that's never going to also be a reason why why Leonard would stay because there's some sort of education. That's the point. Exactly right. There's nothing that happened yesterday that Koiwa good. Well, leave now whatever he's going to do nothing that happened yesterday would have swayed him one way or the other. So what will co I do. Well, our resident one of our NBA analysts Damon Jones who played a long time in the NBA and also it's been a coach in the NBA says hold on a minute. Now, we may be building another super team in the state of California. I had a conversation with somebody that's close to the situation that said that coli Leonard is now in play for the Lakers. Now it's a lot of things that have to happen. The Lakers have to clear the cap space. Although right now still contemplating if he's going to go back to Toronto. And if he does that it'd be on the shorter deal. Okay. So there's a lot to get through there. One. He talked to someone who's close to someone who said the Leonard is implied. But he's also maybe thinking about going back to Toronto and they'd have to clear the cap space. So let's do some numbers. Crunching, right? Is it actually possible? That co I and the Lakers, could find a number that would work for both sides. Here's our NBA insider, Ramona shelbert. They can only have about twenty seven.
"koiwa" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"Christopher what do you have as we talked about all day, the Toronto Raptors won the title last night, Koiwa Leonard was most valuable player of the NBA finals, his second now with two different franchises in two different conferences. I to do that. And he was asked in the post game last night about last season. How it went with the Spurs. And if he was truly actually injured, which forced him to miss time, a lot of people are doubting me, you know, thought I was either faking an injury or didn't want to play for team. And I was disappointed me so Mijas going through that, and I'll just knew that have to make myself happy and no one else. And I have to trust myself doesn't matter what anybody has to say about me. It's a world. He we're paying Renton. He's easily the most sought after free agents coming up, July first because Kevin Durant as a popped achilles right now and it surgically repaired. He's coming off of a championship. Anybody would love to do it. The Knicks are reportedly going to try and make a run it and they're going to shoot their shot with him. Everything team is gonna shoot their shot with Kawhi Leonard, and he has the last laugh. And we all know what his laugh sounds like don't worry, Mike. You have to pay attention to what I'm saying over here. Yes. Last left. Would you do? What do you mean? Vera. Colli. It just depends if he wants to come back to Los Angeles. I would call the clippers I mean being coached by Doc Rivers. And he's and having an having Jerry West helped shop for the groceries. I mean, how do you beat that? You come home. You play the rest of your career in Los Angeles in southern California, and what you're seeing what you've done for Toronto. Could you imagine? He's done that for the clippers fans. Clipper fans, who would just love love love to stick it to that franchise just down the street. It's a tough one to figure. It's a tough one to, to, to not do if I'm collide Leonard. What else do you have over there? Chris Jay green on the losing side talked about a lot of people wondering if this is the end of the warriors dynasty. I think everybody thinks is kind of end of does is no smart. Not yet. You know we, we lost this year. Clearly in our year. You know, but. Saudi cookie crumbles sometimes. Yeah. I hear a lot of that noise stand overrun and. Oh, jess. I'll see you haven't into we'll be back. I don't see that many either, by the way, Gino train mount dream on a triple double last night. Steph curry is Steph curry. I think they resigned, clay, I have no idea what's going on with the rent. I think they figure out a way to keep this whole thing together, and even with everything this thing was almost at a game seven against the raptors team that played their hearts and souls out and left. Everything blood sweat, tears and on one Caja tooth on the floor all the turmoil throughout the whole season. Even starting way back in November. It's been wasn't easy for them and they were so close. Steve Kerr talked about Klay Thompson, we saw him go down last night. Come back, one amazing to stay on the court, even with a torn ACL climbing Klay, just turned right around and came back and shot the free throws. And you know we committed the automatic foul to get out of the game. And he came back and he told me just two minutes. You know, I think there was, you know, two minutes left in the third. They said just a two minute rest. I'll be ready. And next thing I heard was he was done for them for the night from true iota our trainer. How many times drew Yoder said those words to Kerr that was it's truly, I still can't grave that Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant are both significantly injured going into this free agency, period. And if you want their remarkable talents, you need to pay them for a year of rehab, I before getting them on the floor. Wondering if they're the same coming back. These are injuries where people are the same coming back and their injuries that people are most certainly not. Can't believe that's an era of going into July. First. But a Drake have to say last night. Chris, so Jake was acting like he won the championship himself by hitting a few three pointers there in the fourth quarter came up with a key steel, and then iced the game with the free throw. He was talking after the game at park in full championship gear. All ready. It was pretty cool. Mrs poetic. You just gotta watch it happen. Six six. How? Leonard. City. What.
"koiwa" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Christopher what do you have as we talked about all day, the Toronto Raptors won the title last night, Koiwa Leonard was most valuable player of the finals, his second now with two different franchises in two different conferences. I to do that. And he was asked in the post game last night about last season. How it went with the Spurs. And if he was truly actually injured, which forced him to miss time, a lot of people were doubting me, you know, thought I was either faking an injury or didn't want to play for team. And that was disappointing to me, so Mijas going through that, and I'll just knew that I have to make myself happy and no one else. And I have to trust myself doesn't matter what anybody. Has to say about me. It's our world. He we're paying Renton it. He's easily the most sought after free agents coming up, July first because Kevin Durant has a popped achilles right now. And it surgically repaired. He's coming off of a championship. Anybody would love to do it. The Knicks are reportedly going to try and make a run them. They're going to shoot their shot with him every single team is gonna shoot their shot with Kawhi Leonard, and he has the last laugh and we all know what his laugh sounds like don't worry Mike, you have to pay attention to what I'm saying over here. Yes. Here's the last left. What would you do? What do you mean? If you're alive. It just depends if he wants to come back to Los Angeles. I would call the clippers. I mean being coached by Doc Rivers. He's from bad and having an having Jerry West helped shop for the groceries. I mean, how do you beat that? You come home. You play the rest of your career in Los Angeles in southern California, and what you're seeing what you've done for Toronto. Could you imagine? He's done that for the clippers fans. Clipper fans who just love love love to stick it to that franchise just shut just down the street. It's a tough one to figure. It's a tough one to, to, to not do if I'm Kawai Leonard. What else do you have over there? Chris Jay green on the losing side talked about a lot of people wondering if this is the end of the warriors dynasty, I've been everybody thinks gonna end of. This is not smart. Not done yet. You know, we, we lost this year, clearly in our year, you know, but Saudi cookie crumble sometimes. Well, yeah. You know, I hear a lot of that noise stand overrun and. All that jazz. I'll see you having we'll be back. I don't see it happening either by the way, Gino trae Mont Draymond that a triple double last night. Steph curry is Steph curry. I think they signed clay, I have no idea. What's going on with Durant? I think they figure out a way to keep this whole thing together, and even with everything that's thing was almost at a game seven against the raptors team that played their hearts and souls out and left. Everything blood sweat, tears and Honora one Caja tooth on the floor all the turmoil throughout the whole season. Even starting way back in November. It's been wasn't easy for them and they were so close. Steve Kerr talked about Klay Thompson, we saw him go down last night. Come back. One amazing. Why don't you stay on the court even with a torn clay being Klay, just turned right around and came back and shot the free throws? And you know we committed the automatic foul to get them out of the game..
"koiwa" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"The players that they care as much as they do because they know how great a player he is in the kind of person he is. And I and I think it's going to have a galvanizing effect on the warriors. In fact, I thought after he got hurt when Rafter's fans and I'm sure you saw this. They were cheering it was a terrible sight. I thought it galvanized the warriors in that game. And I wonder how much they can come together now moving forward knowing that. Now they really are playing for Kevin. Yeah. I mean there's there's no room for that type of behavior in our game. And obviously, you want your team to win but to cheer on someone who's going through a brutal injury who. Is arguably wanted to best players ever played a game arguably the best player in the game right now to to cheer at him. You know as he suffers from the court in. Is just despicable. And I think that the. The majority of rappers fans are thrown into that bunch. And I think that there are some great passionate fans who are respectful. I think a few people can really. You know, tamper with in dilute agree fan base. So as that was just I was terrible. But I think I think the warriors definitely took took that disrespect as they should that. Motivate them, even more. You look you look at the game and how it played out in. I was actually working out during the game. So I was getting updates, you know in between sets like when I was shooting free throws encounter arrests in to see that they were down, you know six late in the game. They rally back just kinda shows you their mentality how they're never had a game as I said before, but also what happens when you really motivate a champion, you never want to motivate a champion in, you know, piss them off. So when they got down six like, okay, I picked the warriors before the series I picked him when they were down. Three one. I said they were gonna win game five. I still think, and I know I'm getting killed on this. I still think they're gonna win the series so that being said, I think they found something. With pick and roll, because Seve doesn't run a lot of pick and roll. And yet, the warriors are the second best team terms of efficiency are when they run it this season. And when you give Steph, the kind of room that they gave him spread picking role allowing him to basically dream on even Klay to come set a slip a slip screen way, way out like thirty five forty feet by the half court line. It allows Steph to have that much more room. And obviously, it's a lot easier to run it when Kevin Durant on the floor because he's he can help space the floor, or you can just handle the ball of self, but I thought Golden State found something there and then when Colli was hounding, we Koiwa sounding clay, then like on that last play when when he ended up in three than Dray just found him or dre would set a screen that maybe wasn't necessarily call which is to read he would make. They were finding basically by spreading Toronto out. They were finding a little bit more. I don't know if that's sustainable for forty eight minutes. Without katie. I think a lot of it will be predicated on, if Quinn cook could make shots if the markets can make shots..
The Raptors take a Finals lead
"So they were able to get the victory around rafters to seize lead in the NBA finals. Somebody wants to saying that goes, they never been down two games to win the NBA finals before this happened somebody that we're going back to Draymond green talking about right after the game, and he was very relaxed and at the podium being down to one in the history NBA finals series tied at one apiece. The loser of game three. Rarely goes on to win the Larry O eighty two percent of the time the winner of game three with the series tied at one apiece goes on to win the trophy. Now, one of the that, that eighteen percent has actually been the Golden State, Warriors calmed, dream on was typical just relax. This is nothing. We we've seen this movie. We start in this movie you go back to two thousand fifteen part of the eighteen percent. Golden State down to one to Cleveland. And they came back in, when they won the Larry O on the series four two. So watching, how relaxed Steph curry is after the game you when you lose comb court at you've stolen homecourt Andrey months talking about let man to get some guys healthy. And when game four up to Toronto win games come on back here. Celebrating grain things are head one time ahead. Yes. They have seen every scenario that you can imagine in the five straight finals. They've been to literally. Yes. And they have found ways more often than not to overcome the winning dot com Twitter, defeat my handle the Coleman ESPN ES Hannah, if it's ESPN, it's being relaxed, Freddie and Fitz. Simpson ESPN radio, you can definitely attach that to collide learner, and also Danny green, they attempted to range in their back pocket when he played for the San Antonio Spurs trying to do has not been done before a champion of NBA team north of the border in the country of Canada. They were relaxed at the winning game three and Coalisland even went on to talk about how his phrase has been trending on Twitter, all day was just the right message tonight for you guys on the white board, and who wrote it. And how well did cow reform that advice? I think we all kind of that advice. But it is easier to look at that now say it worked great for us special ingratiating night. It's been awhile since the playoff series. We haven't really had a good team shooting night on new eventually some point we would do for one. So luckily got one tonight. Well, we still have to do a better job defensively landed of Florida limit. Those guys better. So we don't have to rely on offense or shooting to win games for us. But luckily did tonight and hopefully next game can continue to stay warm and let it rip. And hopefully even better defense daily Shaquille. O'neal apparently offered some shooting advice to you. He's a pure shoot knew that. Can can you fill us in on on what he suggested? And what head performance? Yes. Books before the game briefly, you know, he's always on TNT set out there before the game is to shooting advice because he was good at it. And but, you know, the fundamentals, the small things to be confident and just hold the author obviously after a good shooting night. It's easy to, to see that. His vice has worked, but O'neil is he always yells them? You leave it as his way of saying, leave you hand up there. And be confident you're shot, but. He's always been that guy to me everywhere or year. We get on the playoffs or on the stage where, you know, he comes over and tells me stay confident, and he'll give me his shooting advice going into the game, especially when you found throughout the warriors are going to be without clay. How important was it in retrospect to make sure you got this one on the road? Very important. But I really didn't find out to the tape off starting. They told us that he was playing tonight. The mindset. Going on a Florida. He's playing. You know, a lot of pressure to, you know, main guys, not plane, still come on and get a win. You know, step play great tonight. But you know we got it to wins away. Now. Momentum. This momentum curious to Koiwa such balanced scoring from your starting unit. Help your game both offense ably defensively and the secondary question that I had for on social media aware that your catchphrase the board, man gets paid going, very viral right now, we just want to confirm that actually something that you said used to say that back when I was in high school in college. You know, just when to get to this to this league. Just is about, you know, working hard basically our opponent. You know, rebounds, hope you win games big rebounds, office rebounds. Limited team that one shot. And, you know, used to be our motto just, you know, some of this stuff in college that was trying to get to this point. I who questions the balanced scoring story unit help open up your game offense ably. You know, once I'm driving in paint, kicking guys, making the defense doesn't want to collapse as easy known, you know, we just gotta keep playing them in a flow. Really? We just we don't need to worry about me scorn, a basketball, we all score with the office that we have just got to keep moving in at times the ball, the offense is real stagnated. You know we just stay in one spot guard. If you're to finish so about just moving a ball plano. Plano. You know, the team sport interest in everyone always low key to why, and Danny green. Although had a little humor, about his new catchphrase taking hold on social media talking to media Toronto. Raptors one game three tonight. One twenty three to one zero nine. Ready Coleman on Freddie and Fitz on ESPN radio and ESPN app. Presented by progressive insurance. The one thing I love about this raptors team. They expected to be in this position. They expected that they were gonna be to one lead in this series yet. It talks about you gotta plan for Kate Klay Thompson, but we don't want to have to have the conversation. How did we lose that game? And he's not there and the ranch. Not. There. A one man gang led by Steph curry was able to beat us in game three they clearly understood that have been completely damaged in my mind had they lost this game tonight with those dudes not being out there because of anything the Golden State wars would have been more emboldened and I believe the five games. They came through tonight. And it shows the power, the warriors that many people believe, you know what? Got a chance to win this game. We wouldn't say that about plenty of other teams not having one dude out. But another superstar out with Kevin Klay Thompson. Looney. And yep. They they might get a chance to win this game against a fully capable raptors basketball. A ten point game with three twenty-seven ago when Steph Curry's diving around on the floor. I mean, it was one thirteen one oh three and I'm sitting there going wait a minute. When it wasn't it just fifteen about a minute and a half ago, I think they were going to win, but I was still amazed that it was a ten point game when you had Steph and Draymond essentially about it. And amygdala was what had eleven points tonight. It was a very quiet eleven may Livingston was not existence. Dan, DeMarcus cousins didn't give you. It was more game. One boogie cousins than game too. I mean not more was game one. I mean, we'll see one of seven to nine a belief, so he he looked like an old man now. Yeah. It was a complete flip flop from what we saw in game two. He went back to game one. And as far as the raptors go, you know they, they, they did they were supposed to do and what they didn't do in game two. They were gifted one in game. Tune gave it away five point at the half. Fifteen because golden kind of team that no leader safe with them. Well, yeah. The, the third quarter warrior show up. But tonight they didn't have clay, and I'm still, you know, typically cat to the wounded warriors where it's ten point game with three and a half to go and game three. When all you have is Steph, really I mean at forty seven. The next the war you're closest to him, it's scoring with thirty points. Fewer Draymond green was seventeen so six raptors in double digits. It was a complete team win by the raptors now folks, get ready. Buckle your seatbelt for game four because I believe Klay Thompson will be back. I agree. And I believe K D will make his first appearance. I think so I don't know if you'll start but he's going to have a say in
"koiwa" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Right. So you can take this massive step forward as an organization with LeBron out of the east with a new coach, and you can have a lot of the similar pieces. But if Kobe comes in and saves the day, and he's the he's the guy that makes this moment special this moment in history one of the biggest jobs in franchise history. And then he's gone. You're starting fresh all over again next year. So that's what's so interesting about it too. Is he's had such a short amount of time to ingratiate himself to a new place. And now could be the one who changes. Do things and then immediately disappears and sends them reeling. Back to who we are again. Well, I think part of the the difficulty for Kawai in this decision is what's best for what's next. And I continually said that to me this entire season has been about a sales pitch for the raptors that sales pitch, which I can only imagine is going to include like we've heard in the past with Blake Griffin when you walk in. And they show these videos, and they put your name up in the rafters, and all of these these sort of cheesy things to convince you to stay here and build a legacy that legacy bling part of this just took such a massive step forward to me because you've got this fresh in the brain moment for Koiwa where when you hear the eruption of the arena, and you know, what wha- rafters with the raptors mean to the city of Toronto how that is already such a crazy passionate fan base co I just became a rockstar in a way that no matter what if he hits that same shot in certain other basketball markets. He doesn't take the celebrity step forward that he took last night in Toronto. And that's just part of why I think the sales pitch for the raptors is look at what we can do and look at who you can be by staying here and contending for championships. That's the other part of the win. Well, and it's also first of all that he's put together. One of the greatest off postseasons we've ever seen right? All around player wise, he has been absolutely dominant. But this mix it crystallized into one moment where his legacy and what he means to this team and something that he did will be remembered I ever winning game winning buzzer beater in NBA history and a game seven, right? So he does something that hasn't been done before. He does it in a way that separates him from just a guy who came over from the Spurs who had plenty of success before this right, but comes to a new team..
"koiwa" Discussed on Highly Questionable
"Welcome to another highly questionable week. This guy is happy to have mother's day in the review MIR because now it's all about the father's push the mothers out of the way. Meantime, what do you like on the show today? The warriors still good. That is not inciteful valid puppy. Writers or at least used to be well where were you used to this strike away shop or one word transcendent, but with adult of accidental let's watch it happen here. These are two extra terrestrial following him. That's as good as you could play defense the way and be did that, and then that's the most heartbreaking way to lose a series that you could possibly imagine. What the ball just bouncing another short three. Like so many for Toronto in this game. Bouncing bouncing bouncing to end their season. And this is one of the great sports photographs you will ever see in your lifetime here. Joel Embiid trying to sneak a peek from around the basket as he looks at this shot is one of the great sports photographs you will ever see like Muhammad Ali standing over Sonny liston look at that. Look on 'em beads faced he's scared. Look at the the licking of the lips from Leonard. This is the kind of moment that you need me. To become the kind of superstar that Koiwa wants to be. He did not have any moments like this. He's great. We all know he's got he's got hands as big as Shaquille O'Neal, but he didn't have a moment until yesterday. So while I was watching the end of this game last night. I paused game of thrones to finish it. That is how committed I am to doing this job. And I think the best way to describe the shot. Spoiler alert. Sorry is that it was more impressive than a dragon laying waste to an entire city. And like the rush transformation of a certain character on game of thrones. This was entirely in line with what we've seen from Hawaii so far in this series. He has put this raptors team on his back game after game. So it seems only fitting that it would end with him and dagger. And it also seems only fitting that he would fairly smile afterwards. So just a tiny bit of that was enormous joy for him. He was really happy beyond that though, you should. Be really happy. What's coming next in the next round because the Philadelphia seventy Sixers and a bunch of guys going after the Greek freak not as interesting as these two guys old school. You gotta go back before two thousand ten two guys going model Amano, and you know, both of them are great. And you don't know who's better, and they're going to be facing off at the end of games. It's different than if the Sixers had advanced. I've seen more impressive. Again went in play. No, you have not. Not really. Wow. A big. Welcome Meena the football in may Monday. How many times are you gonna play this this week? It is Monday. I'm not even looking I'm not looking you're playing this for no one. Run it does he have such good question. I've been trying to answer it for many years. The show. The Seventy-six blundering big mango from here. A lot of people enjoyed making fun of Joel Embiid because he looked the way that he does he's amazing and he likes to make fun of others. So here he is at the end of this heartbreaking thing a lot of people would be hurt like this. When the final photograph of the season is you in a corner watching another guy n Jew, and this is exactly me know, what every great player has to go through many of them don't arrive in the finals without this kind of heartbreak LeBron had to do a lot of losing Michael Jordan had to do a lot of losing..
"koiwa" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Seem to convert in the postseason, and it's inescapable plain and simple. Real quick, Chris go, we're like, okay. I ask the reason why I believe that Koiwa in if a clipper because he saw the fight from the clippers going because the warriors no all star these guys never quit. So you pay co I'm not I'm not gonna lie to you. I think it's a very very good chance that the clippers could end up getting Kevin Durant and Kowal ended even though I keep hearing Kevin Durant and Kyrie in New York. I keep hearing that let me tell you something the billionaire Steve bomber with Jerry West leading the way with doc. Rivers coaching with Lawrence, Frank's work in the front office with his right hand, man. Ringer whose a good, dude? By the way. Let me tell you something right now, the clippers have emerged as the first class organization. They're clearly a bit organization in the Los Angeles Lakers had this particular moment in time. And if if if Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard end up going to the clippers do you know what Chris the clippers are officially the favorites to win the championship? Stephen just I would just I would if Kevin Durant and kuwa- go to Los Angeles Clippers. Yes, I would as presently constructed this clippers team don't change nothing. Just add kuwa- and K D. I predicted when a championship next year next year. That's right. I said it got to run appreciate the call today. Eight say ESPN, it's inundates ever to nine three seven six, and I'm not saying that's going to happen. I'm not saying it could it could happen. I don't know. It's a fifty fifty proposition. But if Kevin Durant and co wild Leonard end up in LA with the clippers together the clippers should be the favorites to win the crown next year. That's right. I said it ended they'd say ESPN is edited seven to nine three seven seven.
"koiwa" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"Oh my God. Like, this is deja-vu. Like this can't happen. We have Kawhi. But and I know I'm going to sound like a Homer here. So I don't really care, but I do it because you know, what we need more. Magic homers out already. This is I think on the only magic fan Kevin. The only magically has anybody knows? So we never apologize for any of this stuff. Yeah. Fair. But I do think that game. One was I mean, if you want to say game two is what this series thought. It would look like I just think that's not true coli when absolutely bananas in game two. Yeah. The magic at a bad shooting night. It was game too. I thought they were gonna get killed necking anyway because they did they won game one. There was it was going to be it was gonna be a letdown game. I mean, it was just going to be they they did they had the objective a stole game one. They stole game in Toronto and took home and took home court. So I kind of wasn't expecting didn't expect him to get absolutely destroyed game too. Like they did. But I think actually earn Gordon. I think even though Kawai stat line was insane. I actually thought Aaron Gordon contemplate, okay, defense Koiwa, just hitting everything and salsa thing. Like, what do you do with him on those middle drives where he so long and he gets shot off against taller guys. And then you have to contest everything on three. And then, you know, body type is becoming so important to me. Like, I was watching a hard game at Zona state when they played against you tip. I think it's two thousand eight was on the other night. There was nothing on it was during that window or they're no NBA games. I was just at home. And I'm like I'm going to watch him a little bit. And see if I see things that I didn't see back. Then because honestly, look when harden was the with the thunder. We didn't even think he was going to be this never minded, Arizona state. And when I think about coli keep just has this body. That's perfect hybrid for drives where you can't really get close to him because of his shoulders arms. And yet he can hold up if you try to get tough with them in some kind of post position. So anyway, I was interrupting you there I don't really know what you're supposed to do with him. And that's kinda why when it's right with he's arguing the second best planning MBA. I think Gordon I mean, I didn't Gordon's one of the best defense defensive players in the NBA. I think he could switch on four positions. He's long and he's super and I think he did a pretty good job against y. But just wasn't anything. They were going to do that night. And I mean, the problem is like, you know, they're switching on for a little bit. And forty is an absolute disaster in that matchup. So, and here's the other thing that's kind of a bummer for the magic is that they're one all star in which he's almost non factor in this series because Gonzala just so good at sort of. He's he's he's using his physicality, and he's kind of take him out of the. Series. So I also feels like real quick on their. They've decided the concept is not sitting and pull it off every possession. But the concepts to double and then somebody else has got to beat us. And that's why game one when Isaac and Gordon hit threes. I'm like, whoa. You know, those are the big shots. I think I mean the Augustine shots the shot. Those corn dogs from Isaac quiet. He is like I think he's their best hope at at something a star. Because the guy is just unbelievable. He has everything you'd want. If you just kind of puts it all together. But I think like going looking at this year's one one going back to Orlando. It's their first playoff game since two thousand twelve with the place. It's going to be nuts. Like, I still maybe it'll be a six game series. I still think the win another game. I don't think the magic necessarily will win the series. And and and that's fine. That's fine. You know, I know because last time I had said, you know, they're going to be a quote, unquote, annoying out. And I think that means they're they're going to be a tough team to play night and not out. I don't think I think this series going to be way more.
"koiwa" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Factually, astute which you know, doesn't really help the purposes of this sort of fantasy basketball trade conversations or so while we're in the world of actual facts. Who would the Lakers be able to call up that that Dell Dem's in New Orleans, we go, okay? I'll be totally roasted by sending Anthony Davis within conference to LeBron James and create a super team for a team that desperately needs that sort of bailout. If you will sure so who could that possibly would have to be Ingram. Lonzo Kouzmin if not Ingraham, Lonzo Kouzmin and Josh Hart being they'd had to enter the cupboards to get him. And then that creates a new problem for the Lakers. Because then basically, you're stuck in the situation that Miami was in that the Cleveland Cavaliers was like, then you're filling out the rest of the Ross one year veteran minimum contracts, and that can be problematic. But I think that'd be a good problem for the Lakers. Do that. Yeah. We saw what those four guys can do together last year. And I know we're kind of seeing what they're doing together right now. But I mean that that that's not I mean with all due respect can they gel together and beat the warriors can jell together. Beat the rockets they together hold on. And even beat the the New Orleans pelicans. Right. I mean, they did with LeBron. They'd be the the pelicans earlier this year was close game. But check them about you know, without LeBron. That's what I saying. Is that you know, you they're waiting. They're waiting for these guys to turn into a guy. Keep using this Brockman, I keep using this analogy. All the depot like they they need. They're coming out of nowhere lightening strike. This is the new star of the NBA who who was toiling away in in in youthful, you know, anonymity in a way. I think Ingram is the guy that people still believe could do that. Because he's so young and his body hasn't filled out hardly at all yet. Right. And he has the length and the court vision and the athlticism where you like he could put it together and make that next leap, but you would have to get a team to buy into that to make a truly this. Now, it's it's not an easy proposition. But we don't know what's in the heart and mind adult temps now. Okay. Yes. I wanna hold on David sets, a smart move. Right. But if you have to move them, then it's like, okay. Is this a good package or some type of deal that's out there? Because no one really knew about the Toronto deal when you talk about why no one -ssume that was coming. Right. And then all. All of a sudden a team offers a multi all star in his prime to get him. Is there a similar deal? It's out there somewhere that we're not thinking about that. Even though Boston can't be part of this this trade process right now. Right. That this other team come out of nowhere and blow the Lakers offer. Here's what I'm hoping. I'm hoping that that the Lakers call up. Dell. Dem's and say Ingram coups MMA heart ball for Anthony Davis. Just name somebody else, whoever it is. Alfred Peyton okay. Very good. And that is a great head hair. It did he really contam- it. And and then Adam silver says, that's trades. Not. Lakers would love. New Orleans street aqua the Commissioner, and then he just trashes del Dem's ten years later in the in the athlete. We missing anything else going on. I mean, I mean, what's the best team in the east is the Celtics out there. Brockman. I don't know, man. Great performance out of Gordon Hayward last night after putting euro the game. But we just can't figure out a consistent lineup whose we are you suing because I'm such the other night with. Coordinate wide open threes. His Boston team cannot to Celtic set to the next with. Yeah. Yeah. Come come this year. Don down this year in Atlanta, where Celtic set I think the way honest is playing right now Koiwa Leonard the bucks in the raptors of the two best teams in the co is coming back tonight. He's not he's not saying anything..
"koiwa" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I that was first of all that's how low choas trade value was in quiet. The next guy's in this list. Are durant. James harden? Kobe coli has limited trade vibe because his free agent your trading for somebody you you. There's no way in hell that the Celtics will give up Tatum for four months of Cohen, then crossed their fingers and hope he doesn't go to the clippers the Lakers. They're not doing that. That's your I came down. But if they had qui- for some period of time, they absolutely positively without it that he's a free reservation. They would trade it for Kevin Durant to if you've got five years of Kevin Durant, but he's free eight. So that is the point of the trade value. Durant durant? Locked up for four years for Jason Tatum to Celtics do that and five seconds. But but look the Celtics are in the position, right? This second of having the flexibility to bring in a guy of ilk and signed him to a long term deal. Why how do they know co is going to sign in Boston? And how do we know he's healthy? Remember, it wasn't a by the way that trade was bunch of games. He looked pretty good to be that trade was not just for the Rosen. Like, they they Danny green was in there who plays crunch time for Toronto Pertelson there who actually was starting to play pretty well for San Antonio. But and that was really the best they can do. And I I don't but. But because we nobody knew what was going on with this leg. Nobody knew for sure we had to see the games out of him before anybody could tell how that trade whether that trade made sense or not. So you're saying. Toronto caused the Boston and says we'll give you coli for Jason Tatum and the Bains contract. Just throw throw some contracts together, we'll make it work in the trade machine. Let's do it right now, you really think the Celtics would do that. And just just you kidding me. They would hold a whole one championship. Are you kidding me? You're the quiet Leonard play almost crazily until that cheater from from. Where's he from Georgia the country Georgia until the cheater try try to ruin Kawais career Koiwa single Hanley gonna make that Spurs Golden State series? Interesting. The Spurs were going to win game one. And that series was going to be a little bit interesting at lease. And it's all, you know, we we have to live in the in the in the bed history that divall developed since then has a knock and argue with you about this because what whatever. Realized over the last three minutes. You know, how when when your kids have like a play date with other kids? And the other kid is behaving really badly in. You don't blame the Kate? You blame the parents that kid was raised wrong. It's the parents fault. The kid is behaving this way. That's what you're like. Now is as a trade person. Because you've been reading me now. Listen, listen, now, listen, go you've been raised you've been weaned the tutelage Averni Grunfeld for the last sixteen years. You don't even know what a good trade is any more..
"koiwa" Discussed on Get Up!
"McDonalds. Jay Williams is with us here. We're going to go through your night in the good to see you Jake. I like the green Mamba everyone. Let's talk about the NBA action from last night. And let's talk about this matchup between Leonard's rafters and Ben Simmons. Sixers and Kawai getting the best of it in every way early. This is this is the reason why you have quite Leonard on his team defensively. He is everywhere. He's that guy who's constantly in your face. And look this is a team that's playing on both teams playing on a back to back. Koiwa honor didn't look tired. That's for sure. Raptors up thirteen in the second quarter. Simmons had six points and seven turnovers in the first half later. Sixers getting annihilated, and it is Ben Simmons with a career high eleven turnover. This seem to seem stagnant offensively been Simmons. Didn't find his rhythm. And it comes down to the shot greening up. You don't have a shot the rest of the floor doesn't open up in calorie. Find these guys look like the best team in the Eastern Conference Leonard thirty one points, four steals raptors role to an easy win. Meanwhile, west thunder hosting the clippers Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley these guys do not like each other. What is this rocking the baby thing they're doing well because he feels like he's playing with kids and he wants to put the baby to sleep as a new dad. You got to put the baby got a swat will swallow Patrick Beverley, and that's what he's doing. I understand. That's what he did here. He is working on Beverly language, the move putting it up and good, and then rocking the baby as he makes his way back up the floor. He explained it. I senior rocking. Baby. Got no kids. Sleep little kids. Had guards. Create the creativity and Beverly was not gonna take that line. Now, what does he makes the move here? And look you still want to write back in his face. Beverly is a competitor. He's a guy that went to get after two and once a flex, and then you're going to see a loose ball opportunity. Patrick Beverley dives for not considering these Russell Westbrook. And that's when the whole chaos start. Here's your huge word comes. Did. You have any problem with the way Beverly handles is. No, I think he was going for the ball. I think it's momentum took a poor. But still Beverly is always in situations. Like that greeny it's not about the hustle. It's about the fact that he's always getting those type of situations. They would both get flagrant ones. They would be drawing. But no fisticuffs or anything like that would ensue. Westwood scored thirty two when the thunder would wind up getting the win unless you wonder why would it be that these two would go at it like that over what did not look like a terrible, quite well, let's go through the history and the twenty thirteen playoffs Beverly long used for the ball after Westbrook had been granted at time out crashing into the side of Westbrook's knee that tore meniscus that ended his season thing. Got shipping when they met the next time in March of the following year Beverly swiping the ball away during a time out players how to be separated Beverly was issued a technical foul. So there's a lot of bad blood here. Then we go to game five of the 2017 playoffs. They got into it again after Westbrook foul Beverly and appeared to swing his arm near his groin. The rockets would get the last laugh I ever as they eliminated. Okay. See? So I was reading the quotes afterwards from Doc Rivers. It was basically saying look no harm. No foul. No punches thrown here. These a little old fashioned dislike in the NBA is in such a bad thing. What do you think? I love it. I kind of put Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley and not conga west conversation because they're both kind of eclectic. And now thirty talked trash, and we actually got chance to do the NBA draft here in the same studio and Patrick Bev was on the desk with us. And I said who's a player that you disliked the most, but you will love the play with and he said without questions. Russell Westbrook because we will bark at each other. Now, do I think it's sheer coincidence that he decided to dive towards the knees. No. I think that's who Patrick Beverley is. He doesn't play on a great team. He's never been that great player..
"koiwa" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Oh one don't stand on the sidelines this season to win it and enjoy the games that much more when you play at Diaz I the Marta rose out to Marcus Aldridge left of the king hands. The mills shot on the way to point Patty mills with six point, eight seconds remaining in the game. The have taken the lead one, forty, three to one forty, two, LeBron James and the left wing step back long to that shot is author and the rebound bar this ball game is over the Spurs have won a wild game and overtime. San Antonio, Winston one, forty, three to one forty, two house a call on the Spurs radio network last night. And how about the Spurs? Man. Demar derozen was lighting it up and the Marcus Aldridge. They could not stop him. They had no answer. Javale McGee fouled out. They brought in one player after another who had maybe maybe within two inches and maybe thirty pounds of lamarcus Aldridge who was just eating them all up. All of them and they go to Patty mills on curl. And he jarred. That's Popovich man and Becky Harmon, and the rest of that staff every year right every year. They're gonna comment a, they non a lot is expected of them to, you know, this year the they trade Koiwa Leonard, they got to Rosen back, but they lose to the John Murray to an injury in the preseason, and you're like, well, all right, that's it right off the Spurs. Speeder coli. He's four. No..
"koiwa" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Here's like, look, you know, he couldn't use the names because there, but we all knew who everybody was talking to these guys wanna come here. They want a different coach going to let me go because it's the player in in the NBA. Now, this doesn't happen in football. No, but in the NBA the player is paramount in this way. And so if Kobe doesn't wanna play for doc, if LeBron didn't wanna play for Luke than the Lakers will would have had a different coach and the clippers will come on. You gotta be understand that I understand why makes you nervous? I'm just saying whenever Koiwa wants Kawai get now because you've already are let one guy go. Okay. Now what what else is next? If they leak out something else, honestly, riding they link out something else who's next. I mean, if I'm in the organization, I'm like, I hope he hope I like why I'm telling everybody. I like Hawaii. I want him to know. I like why. But now you can't say because consider temporary because if you are considered anything to a negative to the organization has just set precedent, you are outta here you are going. So Kurt, the one thing about the NBA and the one thing I would assume that you'd be more pro of is pro player. It is a delete players league. Now I understand. Ball. Listen is maybe it's a quarterbacks. Maybe it's a system. Maybe Bella check is King George you that New England, but in the NBA you draft one player you trade for one player. You signed one guy and it changes the entire landscape of your organization. And that's what they said that about Chris Paul, he was going after five years. They said that about Blake year for he was there. He's gone. Now they said about the. I'll tell you one you like you couldn't sell clipper ticket. You give them away, you won't. You couldn't give. I realize it ended a disappointing, no Western Conference finals, no night. You are talking about the golden age of clippers basketball cry. Never been better. Right. Never been as good as people wanted, but it's never been that. Can you clued? Another name in there aren't Hollis. He was tau remember fingers. Reliable. When I say that. It's a players league and you gotta get that number one guy. You gotta get that guy. You gotta sign them and you start, you know, you start kissing his but around free agents. You're Got not. one on like that. You got lissi NBA I mean, magic. Didn't do all that. He landed LeBron zone or Kurds. Guys, let me ask you this. I don't care what worked your place it. What workplace. His hand is basically face this really. It's like seeing a movie in three d people pointing so locker room in which we didn't know that there was a pecking order in that win boss. Man came around and unfortunately, in this situation, boss, man is the player. Okay. In that, shoot, it had to kind of pay homage or fix you softly speaker or find different words carsoup in there before I've been there before, but both saying. I'm just saying, see, I worked for Al Davis was different now with boss, man. What about me? What state? Okay. That was different. That was different. I will be participating in this conversation using different terminology. You know what? So San Diego State when you walk around with rodents rookie. Got into it, which your son, it was like eight dollars. Go sit on, individ- go, yeah. I mean, I have people use. Look the bra. It's a different thing with the Broncos liberally. You don't LeBron just chooses what he wants to do. Right. Ron didn't have to be wooed the Brian. We wanted to come to you. Why wanted to come get that far and for to some degree, Magic Johnson part of that package. But absolutely the Lakers there was his act up and there's a laid the groundwork and did all fire can. Because, and that's like. Students, what. All the Brown one who leads he fires to lend. That's all that kept you from getting containers, coal, pope boys million dollars richer in part because of the Lakers going after a nice little deal on the table. He was young eighteen..
"koiwa" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"With bench him bells to be so it's kind of just. Lines up that way Cutting Kawhi Leonard I have my, issues with him a little more. Strongly than. You do I don't think he was a good. Teammate. This year I, would think, he he and his people. Handled this. Well I've had enough a quiet the. Moment come back around I'm sure but for, now he's out, and I'm starting Manny Machado because. He's one of the, best, baseball, players. On. The planet having a? Great individual. Season. And just made the National. League race a little more intriguing by allowing himself. To be traded from Baltimore well. A foreign hostile I Gotcha Mike he beat a producer of. Testimony you got a second gopher I'm benching. Bell cutting Manny Machado and starting Kawai Leonard. And now it's. It's based. On the. Sport they play in the impact they have on it as great. As Manny Machado is. In the game of. Baseball he is less impactful than Koiwa will be. So that's why I'm starting him and healthy but shadows playing in my opinion Kawais find. He's been faking it mulch and then I'm benching Bell sort of falls in the middle of that has some impact in the game. Of football not quite like Kawai but. He he's a difference maker more than Manny. Machado you can give bell the ball every, time you have to wait four. Times a. Game to see Manny Machado okay thank you sir Body you have a bench and Kawhi cutting bell and I'm. Starting. Machado thank you That was only five seconds the best part, is the, thank you I have to tell you I get. My cat good job. The bodies a guy. Who makes a lot out of nothing that's what. He does that makes any sense here we, go bull headed up. End up So here's the thing what the heck. Is going on would make baseball Commissioner rob Manfred and the, greatest player, in the game Mike trout what's going on we're. Going to go to. Break and that's coming. Up next we'll tell you what's going on About that so that's going to be an interesting conversation I I don't want to get into it now 'cause it's too deep right we don't. Have time you say no I went to, say about it yeah because look if you're. Not a. Fan of Mike trout and, his ability as. A ballplayer and what he brings to the table and what this guy. Manfred didn't said is little ridiculous and by the, way looking at, you aside no note. Has to do with Mike trout oh baseball in those. Two foot gear you're wearing. Sneakers the, foolish don't wear. Those ever again when. You work with me those I don't know what the hell is that gray white religious dirty what they're. Great task, thanks for asking, if this room was like a cave he want to. See, them I mean I really can't Well the rumors looked like this, by choice I love my sneakers and I'm. Going to. Wear them tomorrow and if, that means I. Can't work with you then I'm willing to take that weather but I. Think we need to get the social media team, on this also, and get a photo. Of these fleas maybe get them get them to take. You on maybe they'll just. Take a, picture of you Like random sneak who's this oh maybe he was the Philly co host I'm. Not really sure who is Nieker phone Jones Speakerphone John it's actually pretty good ranks. Try every once in a while my hold on So that's the. Deal with that, so yeah you, look. A little crazy. With those sneaks I. Like these so you know thanks but no, thanks. I'm a big. I'm a, sneaker head so, you gotta have the right. Foot on so so that's Chuck I said, Manfred, versus. Trout. What the hell's going on. We'll tell you up next here. On Tasmania moose.
"koiwa" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"What uh methodology they used to get there right they said that tennessee ted us say home of jack daniels is the last state in the union the least drunk state in the union and as one thing okay that's one thing but forty nine they said as west virginia the i believe in there i'm sorry i don't know what they're metrics are i'm not going to dive into all of the all of the methodologies but it's impossible for me to believe that tennessee's fifty imam immediate question model way south dakota was number one right yeah well there and that's the top ten was basically nine really cold states in hawaii so it was the beach state in like a ton of states were you on snowden doors out odor not south leone house right north dakota wisconsin alaska montana illinois cold minnesota old koiwa go wii not kono brassica cold and michigan cold uh my immediate question was where my mom media thought was go tigers with an x where where was louisiana and louisiana 17th and uh that doesn't understand is not a huge state understand that reading the research apparently like per capita income matters and naza whatever to louisiana's the only place where i when i was a college student i worked on the video crew at the universe tennessee proud 50th ranked drinking stayed in the union waco but yet uh i i shall i will in the video crew and they only shoot the game we shoot the game filmed the two coaches watch and theme watches and lsu they set us up in the end zone on a plot wouldn't platform in the students section and it was.