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Mason and Ireland HOUR ONE

Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland HOUR ONE

"Well. I think we have reached a point where I have gone from passionately defending the Lakers playoff chances. To acceptance of where we are. It's over what what did they say? The seven stages of grief are one is denial denial. I was in for very long time. I have I have turned from denial to accept it. So what comes after acceptance because that's the road. I am heading down. Okay. Shocking disbelief that was yeah. That was him. I yeah. Then denial. Yeah. That's that's what I was for the better part of last week doesn't count guilt. No, you're right shine on a lot of fans. No, not intentionally. I'm five believed in high believed it anger in bargaining. Well, they're going to be looking to make a trade bargaining makes sense. Yeah. Depression, loneliness and reflection you're about to enter that state. I'm in. I'm in it. Then comes acceptance. I've you can jump me right to accept it. Well, I think don't you haven't you kind of accepted their fate now after watching last night. That's a that's a that's just. And now, the injuries Ribot bleak embarrassing. So we both agree. And this is something we didn't agree on its recently a week out to my thinking, we both agree that the team is broken. Yes. So let me ask you answer. This. Anyway, you want how do you fix it? Okay. Step one. Sit lebron. Okay. No. It's not. I would I'm going to try one. Okay. Lebron see normally I would say something along the lines of urine idiot. But I'm not right. I'm going to entertain all premises on today's show all right now. So it's just listened to look at it real. Okay. Who's mma? What's your argument to sit? Lebron? And then I'll give you my argument not to let's go ahead. And look at it. This way coups MMA. That that looked like the when he rolled the ankle that look like keep him out for a stretch Kouzmin could barely walk when I left the locker room last night. The Lakers have issued no statement other than he has ankle. I think he might also be out past that. So here's what our schedule like Saturday. We play the Celtics. In a national TV game. You choked up. Yeah. I am very sad. Crying on their about to cry. Then we hit the road. Yep. In and included on that five game road trip are stops in Toronto, good guy in Milwaukee. Also, we also play the Knicks. We also play the bulls. We also play the pistons. So there's winnable games on that trip. But there's two monsters games game said, even if we had all of our people would be hard to win. Yeah. I don't think Kouzmin plays until we leave for that trip. And I don't know how much on that trippy place. Okay. What about Ingram was out last night? Did not look any mocked that. Not look it. Okay. So your argument would be if you don't have Kouzmin Ingram, which is a possibility. Why play LeBron? All right. Here's the thing. You've made a four year investment in LeBron James, correct? They are going nowhere right now. Absolutely nowhere. The only thing that can happen is that. Draft pick will get better as they I hate to hate to say tank, but there's no incentive for them to be the nine right? There's no it doesn't matter. There's no difference between being the nine and being the fifteen. It just doesn't. It makes. No difference out is out is out and they are out. So why would you want LeBron James to exert any amount of energy at a point when the season is pointless? I would I would your contention that the season is pointless. And here's here is the. Yeah. What is the counter to this? That people have invested a lot of money to come see LeBron James. It would be like going to a concert. If you're going to see you too. You want Bano? The Lakers still have eighteen games left than newsroom like Anthony. Davis minutes. Five minutes. Five minutes out the fourth quarter. I I have no problem with reducing his minutes. Not be playing forty two minutes. Taking him out in the fourth quarter. Is asinine? You gotta try and be competitive. It's not doing Anthony weiner's because I saw that. And it doesn't work. It does work, nor liens losing. Right. But I I hate tanking. I'll never will never support it. But I understand your point that with no coups MMA and no Ingram. Why run LeBron into the ground? If your do it. If you wanna bring LeBron's minutes under thirty all work. I mean, he's if you're telling me he's been LeBron for the rest of the season. I'm not buying it. He's getting good. The teams getting I would argue that I was at the game. There's no at no, no point. Brian got a minute on that play where? Josh Hart worked so damn hard to make that block on Lou Williams. And nobody went down to help him after the shot. Lebron was the closest to it. Right. But I can't say they were just booing the whole Laker team. Most of most of the time the booze were coming was when there were timeouts in the whole team was walking towards the bench. That's why they were booing everybody. And but again, LeBron is your main attraction, I this is how I would answer anybody who says Lebranchu shut it down. Did Kobe ever shut it down. That's not use him as the benchmark known of white. Here's the point that Kobe knew that was him that people were coming to see LeBron knows a Tim some play minutes. Well, I would say play thirty minutes, not forty two. All right. These games are pointless. I don't care what you say their point. Okay. But to you they are but to the fan that went out and bought tickets to one game, and it's this Saturday against Boston. And it's the one game they're coming to if LeBron healthy he should play each if the Lakers decide to shut him down. They do. I don't control what they do. And what they don't. But I say going to full tank, but when well and full tank, and you can actually well here here. Here's here's the thing becomes would yell at you about this. You can make a strategic argument that that is not stupid that the argument for what you're advocating is, okay. Get more pay. Pong balls. Get a better pick. And then whether you draft the player, or you trade the pick it has more value. I get it. I just think there's also the Lakers never tanked the Lakers always eight when did they take what if the last five years been they've been losing? But they weren't trying to lose. Right. Feel so much better. If they were trying to Lou, well, you would. But that's not what they did. I mean Byron's in here all the time. Ask them. Yeah. I mean, they didn't tank, but here's the problem. If you're the Lakers without coups MMA and without Ingram and with just LeBron you're probably gonna lose anyway. So why deprive the fans of LeBron? You're one game away from being eighth from the bottom. Right. So here's the thing. Do you think you watch the game last night? Of course. They had coups MMA and LeBron and they laws right, right? So why take Brown off the board? If people wanna see LeBron play. I don't play they're losing anyway. But play them much more limited than thirty minutes. I mean, here's the thing. I mean, you know, he's thirty four years old thirty minutes is basically seven minutes a quarter. There's there are so many. There are just so many minutes in any player, I strongly believe this that there is a there is a point at which players start breaking down. And I would argue that this was the longest stretch that LeBron James was out when he had the the groin strain. This does not bode well for the for the future either. Right. What would you do about the coach fire when after the season there's no point in firing him enough? What's what's the? I'll let the argument for five. Wait a minute. Greg was arguing on this. Actually, there's actually there's actually a couple of reasons why. Okay. It doesn't. I'll give you the argument. Okay. Good. Bye agree with you. And by the way, Greg thinks you should fire them right away. Greg might be right. Yeah. I'll tell you. Why? That's coming up next base in Ireland ESPN LA. Pour me another drink. Should I say that story on the Rangers told you? Yeah. Okay. So Greg you like this. I saw Samuel Jackson the actor this morning. We both golf at the same place. And I said Mason is taking a group of listeners Thursday night to see your movie. How is it? He said, it's fantastic. And he said his daughter SAM's daughter has already seen three times. As breed Larson is excellent. Yeah. And he says he thinks you guys are really gonna like all right cool. So we're giving away four packs of passes to see captain marvel at the regal cinemas at LA live this Thursday night. I'll buy the popcorn and soda is that correct? I will you will find the popcorn you agree to Cornyn soda. All right. I'm going to bring my daughter. What since I'm not going. Yeah. I'll split it with you. Oh, good. Okay. So you and I together why the popcorn and soda. All right. So your chance to win. Tickets four pack of passes is coming up at two thirty today. I always. Get excited for marvel movie. This is like the the opening course the entree. No, it's the appetizer for avengers for which is coming out in the name of this movie Thursdays. What captain marvel? Okay. Yeah. This. He says, it's great. All right. So you asked. I wanna you're firing Luke. No, okay. I'm with you. First of all, I think it's pointless. I think he deserves to finish the season. They're not mathematically eliminated. So you should give him at least that chance. Even though we both don't think it's coming in. I like Luke so much personally that I'm rooting for him. I wanna give him every chance to succeed. But here's the argument in Greg. Tell me if I'm making any sense here. I'm Luke Walton fan personally. Okay. So I want Luke to have the best set of options. He can have if you are going to fire. Luke, this is what I would say if magic in rob let the radio announcer into these meetings, which they don't I would say if you've already made up your mind, and there are reports out there that they have lots lots of reports everyone, okay? The UCLA and the AirAsia jobs are gonna come open in the next month. UCLA job is already open. I think Luke could be an excellent candidate for either job. I think the Zona job would really interest him. He went Zona. He's a he he that's a big part of his blood his life Olson was his mentor. Shawn Miller is by every report is is about to be the heart of that court case most people that you won't survive those two jobs, Greg every college basketball job is going to be filled within a week of when the final four ends, correct. Probably most like probably days within when the final four and because this is recruiting season. Right. Right. So again, let me qualify this. So I don't get misquoted or somebody doesn't start tweeting Ireland once Walton out I don't I want Luke to have every opportunity to stay and to win his way out of this. But if. If these reports are true, and I'm reading them every single day. Listen to Colin this morning, and he was just looks out Luke's out. I would go to Luke, and I would say, hey between you and me we're making a change at the end of the year, you can finish if you would like or we can announce it now which would allow you to pursue both the UCLA in the Zona job. That's the argument for letting him go. Now, what do you think? I if you like, Luke, that's why you would do your sure. Well, you also is that Greg was that your argument that's hard of my argument yet. The. Zona both. No, no Luke's out. I it's everywhere. Where by everyone play announcing it he can recruit he can go he can recruit he can go talk to air dime. You get on the air is by the way to the final year of his contract. If he takes the UCLA or Josh wouldn't yet. Well, I think you take whatever the way these things normally work is whatever money he like, let's say you makes four million a Laker coach if UCLA pays them two million than the Lakers two million. That's normally the way the basically its whole, right? Okay. Got it. Yeah. And that's all to negotiated by age. Sure. Okay. But there's a chance Luke would say, hey, I'm I'm going to stay in this Laker job until the day. You guys tell me I'm out. You know, there's some guys at dig in like, all right? I think he should be given the choice to do that. But if he was interested in either the UCLA or the Zona job, I think you go to him and say, hey, we're making a change this summer. No matter what. So if you wanna go now, go ahead and go and leave it up to him. That's what I would do. But I. It seems to me, and I don't know anything. But it seems to me that the Lakers are committed to Luke through the end of this season. Yeah. I mean, Greg is there another reason why you would let him go. Now, mostly would just be for the basket for the Lakers themselves because why does Luke wanted be? Why would you wanna put Lucan this position? Like, you said you like him. He's being killed constantly day in and day out. Management job. I don't know what's going on with that. And that's a big problem to why would they care already know that he's out let it go. Now, maybe let Brian Shaw just take over the rest of the year. Maybe something happens where they something clicks with that brand new head coach tiny type of guy, maybe they make a tiny little run not going to happen. But it's possible. And just they're obviously, not listening to Luke. So yes, it's mostly for Glenn them. Go trying job somewhere else because he's gonna listen. No. They're not listening. Let him go. There's no reason for him to be here any longer. I because I want what's best for him. I would hope they'd let him make that choice. But maybe they have no plans made the other Panama a lot of money. Maybe their attitude is look he's our coach till the seasons. Don't you want? Somebody. You're going into free agency. Don't you want to head coach in place, if they know that what that wouldn't be the case? The end of this. You can go out and start talking to people and being. They're doing that anymore. I yes. But it's open now, and you don't have to be hid behind closed doors with a head coach already there. You can. Going to happen those it's totally fine. For those conversations to happen. You have the head coaching. No, you're allowed to sure are you allowed to do. They're totally allowed Mesa. I don't know. The way Mesa. I don't know. Why do you think a coach one coach gets fired at another good tired on the same day? Right. It's awesome. But they've been having conversations you're giving yourself that opportunity to go into the offseason with as much information as possible not knowing that you don't have a coach in place. Yeah. I mean, I think you're being naive assuming that that's not happening here. It is having conversation. Narrow the list to two or three or on your list. If I put you in charge, my list, my list is the same as LeBron's money. Williams are just want. No, it's it's simple as this. What who does LeBron want to play for Ron is the LeBron is the key to this whole thing? I mean, for example, did he did he enjoy winning a championship with Tyler Tyler who is out there and available is that Hulu Brown wants to play for does. Lebron apply for their these rumors in the wind about doc. Rivers. Would he want to play for Doc Rivers is that what he's looking for? I mean right now everything runs through LeBron. You you've got to bring in the coach you've made an enormous bet on the brawn James you've got to bring in the coach that LeBron is comfortable with that. Lebron wants to play his nine certainly in the room. And I don't think LeBron talk about that publicly. Luke is in the job. No. I don't think he'll talk about it publicly at all. Right. I think you want. I don't think he went fingerprints on the on this move. Right. But if you're magic you talked to them before you hire the coach. Oh, yeah. I think you say Matt I think you say LeBron who do you wanna play for? I mean, the same way you also say LeBron who do you wanna play with LeBron who do you wanna play four who do you wanna play with? This is the ticket LeBron James experience. Lebron? Lebron is going to determine an awful lot of this stuff. And I'll tell you who's really getting crushed right now magic and Robert and crushed if you look at social media, and I'm not sure that they don't deserve it at this point that that's trade come on. What what I n they're doing? I understand it theoretically in theory what they were trying to do is add shooter's at bulletin move. Scala? Lebron had somebody to kick to when he penetrates zoo bots is not somebody who shoots. No, he's not. But view. Morning Herald last night. I give you a forty percent three point shooter. You can make use of them. But I I think they were counting on javale McGee and Tyson Chandler to hold down the defense, and they haven't been able to Chandler's limited anyway. Right. You know, it's really just javale McGee. And let me okay. Let me ask you a question. You said many many times around here. That the only thing Laker fans care about her championships. Everyone else's meaning champi Chipper bus. Okay. I've heard you say the same right? Neither one of us expected a championship this year. So what's wrong with experimenting? We what's wrong with Reagan playoff. You don't care about that said championship from us years without tell you who's really upset about it. I'll tell you who's really upset about this in the playoffs. I will explain it next. Mason in Ireland ESPN. Hey, don't forget fifth row. Friday going on. Score pair of tickets to be in the fifth row for Lakers kings on March twenty fourth when an autograph basketball chairman's club passes. That's the swanky VIP lounge that I can't get into but you will and a super cuts gift card. Here's how you win. Gotta know something from each day this week. There will be a pop quiz five questions Friday at two thirty and you got a chance to win the big package super catch fifth row. Faddish brought to you by supercups at super cuts. You can enjoy the signature hot towel finish free of charge with every haircut. Now, you said that somebody else's upset over the Lakers not making the playoffs, by the way. Are you you give if it's championship or bust, even if they made the playoffs going to the finals, right? I think we could probably get a good week or two of ratings out of it. Right. Well, and plus it's fun. Yeah. And it's product right for us. That's why I want him to make the playoffs, and here's a back to your old thing. So you always say you're getting better getting worse. It would mean they were getting better here. Here's the thing that that. I I read a piece on five thirty eight. So the re the value of the playoffs is two sides money to the media partners huge. So in other words, the first round of the playoffs. Well, the the local media partners get to play that game doesn't get carried on that killers national in the second round as opposed to local goes, national exclusive. It goes national in the first round to. But argh aims. It's just straight cash. Roomy straight cash. Yeah. But that's about it. Randy moss. That's lot of cash for. Yeah. For their brand for their TV deal for their radio deal. We need them in the playoffs. Whoa. What this is surprising. Jessica Mendoza has been named a baseball operations advisor for the Mets. Guess she. Did she staying son staying, yes, she's she's not leaving. So Mets games. That would be. We're not doing Mets game. She's to do. She's an actual baseball adviser for Brody van wagon. Right. But I'm just saying if Sunday night baseball features the Mets she's still doing the game. It's a we're it that is already been wagon. He brought an allied or John Franko. And now Jessica Mendoza as like senior advisors, but she's can't continue on Sunday baseball. All right. You're not gonna believe I'm gonna say this. Yeah. So much higher. You I would love to if you could stay in all your other gigs. Someone should hire. You. I would angel should do it. Because then you would actually talk about they talk about the angels. If the angels, if Billy apple said, you know, what Mason we listened to you that probably would be a stretch, we listened to you. And we believe, you know, your stuff we would like to hire you as a senior advisor, I would take I would even take junior. I was gonna say you probably wouldn't like the title senior advisors would say it would indicate somewhat. You are old. Yeah. I I think it was a senior adviser indicates you have some saying something I would be the junior advisor they was in the room all their decisions are being made. But you know, Jessica Mendoza is. I think an inspired higher. I think they're trying to do stuff that is really out of the box. Brody men wagon is out of the same line of thinking Lakers. Hiring Pelinka and the warriors hiring. Bob myers. He used to be an agent. Yeah. Yeah. No syndergaards eight. Yeah. I think so I I mean, I think and baseball that's the first time an agent has been hired as a general manager in major league baseball, and he's doing a bunch of he's trying to bunch of different stuff. They've thrown a bunch of stuff out there. They traded for Robinson. Oh, they've done some interesting stuff on the free agent. Mark. You know, what I've I've heard worse ideas. I think Jessica's really really smart and really accomplished and absolutely knows her stuff. And this this request for her. Did she did? I did this could be the first step to team visor Momo because Jessica and Momo played on the same Stanford team in college. Yeah. Momo would have amazed because Momo how? Played on the same team that worked but that their friends. Yeah. So but okay back to this Lakers. I went to see there you go. She she acknowledges herself winning. I went to Catholic winning right? The headline on on Ramona's article this morning on ESPN dot com. Brand's first season with the Lakers is a disaster. It is it's a disaster. Okay. So let's get back to what show. Let's get back to. I'm putting you Steve Mason in charge of fixing everything you've already since one was fired the coach, okay and hire someone that LeBron wants. Yes. What step two step two is to get real about. What's out there in what's available this summer? I increasingly now think that the the single best option the one that I think has a chance of happening is still especially in kyri man kyri talking about that. If what a disaster he's having in in Boston right now they cannot win. And he's about a salty, and he talked about how unhappy is today or yesterday in an interview, I think at this point you got to get real about what's out there. Anthony davis. Was the one thing that's out there. And I know it's been done before. But if Kyrie leaves that means that I bet Danny aines is going to stay with Jason Tatum. And Anthony Davis is on the market. And Anthony Davis is going to be available. That's why it's helpful that Brandon Ingram is played. So well of late seems to be improving on a on a steady curve. I think he's now the centerpiece of a deal for Anthony Davis is anyone on the current roster untouchable in your opinion. No, absolutely not. So you'd be willing to part with everyone. But LeBron right now with without question. Greg would you know? Yeah. I mean, there's no, no, no, I wouldn't I would not part with it. Who who would you whose touch? I would think that Brandon Ingram. Oh, come on for Anthony Davis will I've you can I would move. I would move Lonzo. And that's where you draw the line. I don't think brand is your twenty one New Orleans long. And they say look we want we'll deal but weed Brandon Ingram. It's got to be part of the deal. You're saying no if it's Brandon Ingram if it's Brandon Ingram and like the oh everybody. No, I'm not trading natives set. All over again. All right now. Wait a minute. Meet a young ascending star one of the top three players in the league. All right. Let's say you somehow magically get that trade done. Yeah. Is that enough? No, you've got to actually be smart in the way you fill out the roster. There are bunch of one year guys who are going away. Right. So let's deal with that. Okay. Who what are you looking for you don't necessarily just shooters shooters AD down low? Yeah. Lebron the ball at the top. Yep. And you went Ray Allen and JJ headache and JJ Rennick would not be terrible JJ Rettig was terrible. Yeah. I mean, I think look so much of this blame falls directly on the squarely on the shoulders. Magic Johnson, and rob Pelinka that roster was so badly constructed from the start of the year that you could make a case that LeBron didn't have much of a chance. Here you expect LeBron to be able to will you two wins. But the idea of of Rondo the idea of land Stevenson, the idea of Michael Beasley, whoever whoever Spokane those those great ideas is just foolish. All right. But the one thing Laker fans should be thankful for is that they didn't they didn't pull a Timofey Mazda. Flu L dang thing. And give them long term gills. They got deals that they can get out of your basically hitting the reset button. And because they don't have any long-term deals. They're able to do that. This is the time. Now, you can criticize Pelinka magic. And a lot of people are doing that. But the fact that they. Didn't tie the Lakers cap space house them to do a full reset. No, it's good. 'cause everybody's gonna go. Well, no, not everybody the. If you can trade for Anthony Davis you trade for Anthony Davis. Let me tell you about power pro plumbing, powerful, professional affordable to the arts in their name. Power pros local their family owned business. You've heard me on my my local business soapbox lately. 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So well, let's do the ram store. The Rams, and I complained about this all year long, or or was critical all year long of the offensive line and the rights they got them to Super Bowl yet that right side of the offensive line though. If you look at the pro football, focus numbers, John Sullivan was in decline all year, long got worse and worse and worse as the year went along. Austin Blyth was also a soft spot in that offensive line today. The Rams decided to move on from John Sullivan who had a great year two years ago and a less good year this year. He really was. I mean, I talked to DeMarco talk to Kirk about this. I mean, he was just in dramatic decline this year. So it makes total sense. So what do you think they do at that spot? Well, I again, I football three agency is so weird. I mean, I can't name another center. That's on the free agent market. I don't know. I don't know Dame. But do they do the draft one? Do they go out and sign one? They I mean, I don't know. Yeah. I mean, I, you know, this is going to be a mix. The Rams have their picks this year, and they got extra compensatory pick in the third round. And in the NFL those picks are valuable the Rams have done really well with those late round picks. They've gotten guys like Gerald ever. They've gotten guys like Cooper Cup Cooper Cup was a third round pick a third round pick is really really valuable. So they've got all their picks this year all the Jarod Goff picks that they traded are off the board now and they've got a full complement. And I'll tell you what I trust. I trust less need and Sean McVay. I have trust in them. I think they know exactly what they're doing. I think they've identified their targets. And I think I think that they are they're going to make the right moves here. Offense of line. Now is critical. Andrew Whitworth coming back is gigantic for them at less. Tackle. They've gotta build an offensive line behind him. I forget what they do with Rogers Sappho. I think south Southfield is a free agent right now. I'm not sure if they keep SAF older not. But they're coming back. We're coming back, which is huge. They had him under contract. But there was talk of him potentially retiring, but he's the anchor of your offensive line. Seth unrestricted cephlon restricted, I think their primary target in free agency. At least to start is going to be Dante Fowler, whose the who's a an edge rusher who really really thrived once they came over. Hey we last week. We talked about lessening coming on this week. Have you heard? Oh, I gotta reach out. Wait a minute. This is true. What is it Colin stole the blame pie today? Jada plan on his show, the jump does it all the time jump does it too. I the candidates keys now calling coward and Rachel Nichols storm blame pi pi to oh, God, we shoulda copyrighted that really should have we were answering dick euless. Here's a blame pie. I actually put this out there. To took them up with the blame pie. This is from. Fart machine is the ho that all I say that that's worthy of mentioning on the Shogo has ten thousand followers machine does not do math because he has LeBron fifty percent Luke eighty five percent, well, chicken rob ninety percent. One hundred percent that just blows up the whole concept of the blame pie. He's got like five hundred percent in his lane pi. Yeah, thank you for machine for sheep that. Quoting fart machine. We're looking for anything like today. Anyway, anything like period. Anything any anything? We can goof around here. Okay. So good. I mean, this isn't goofy. I take this very seriously. But I'm a little disappointed in myself. Is it true? The game of thrones trailers out. Yes. It is. Have you seen it just watched it? All right. What do you got? No, no, wait a minute trailer. It's the trailer. That's nothing to be identified. It's a trailer. Anyone can watch it now head. I don't wanna hear about if you're gonna lead leave the room. What happens in the trail? Okay. So it starts with aria. And she's like walking through she says, I've seen death and she's in like underneath winner. Phil, you know, how it's all dark down there statues and says she has the powers of the mini face God. So she's she's walking down there. Then they start bouncing back and forth. There is denarius and John snow, and they've got dragons each of them has a dragon. Then they go to, sir. See and. The the old advisor guy says you were born for this. And then Jamie, Lancaster, says you I will defend all men, which is interesting. I will defend all men that interesting was EMMY because the night king is coming right. In other words, everybody it's at least everybody all the people who hate each other forces to take on the night king beat the night king and the white walkers. That's my interpretation of the trailer the end, and that's why I think the night kings gonna win the whole thing. And I think they will beat his ass. He beat his one show that will not care about a happy ending. No. I don't think they care about not capturing Bob Kraft into this. But they will not care about a happy ending. They will absolutely give this thing to the king and make everyone miserable. Now will not be by the way that would be a completely no matter what it's a satisfying end. First main character dies who. I main character die is. Sure, see. No, she's too. She's too villainous. It's going to be somebody aiming Lancaster big name 's, Jamie. See I think somebody like it'll be somebody like. Sons who than than they'll have to fight back and defend her on that's gone stark sister, right? And so he will be furious and take it out on people. Yes. Or maybe it's ten areas July that today today the date today is I think we're five weeks five weeks away March fifth. Wow, March fifth we're we're seven weeks away from the return of game of thrones. Which by the way, here's here's I was talking to Michael yesterday about how we're missing these great communal experiences. Like, we used to have this will be when this might be by the way game of thrones might be the last ever water cooler show up his thing about how we consume stuff. Now, we watch it on Netflix or we binge watch you, and I are watching. I'm sorry. It's really funny. But we don't we never watch it together. I don't even know when I'm sorry. And I love it. I don't even know when it comes on. I don't even know what channel it's on. It's untrue. TV true. Tv what the hell is true Tiba? So this literally because I'm sorry is so funny. And if you don't know about I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Is this woman? Andrea savage, who's a comedian? Who basically does a curb your enthusiasm from a female perspective super funny? She writes, all of it. Yup. She's the lead in all of it. Like Uber talented. We should find an excuse to get her on the show, you know, nothing to do with sports, but that show because of her I downloaded the true TV app. Yeah. Oh, and so now. Yeah. Now, I can watch it on demand anytime apps. My my talking about what? But whatever the DMV you could watch I'm sorry until your numbers call my phone is full of apps. You do not have too many. Yeah. No. There's such thing. As isn't it you Greg who has very few apps. Yeah. No. I don't have very many Michael has almost no apps. Michael disney. Minoan Napa know he does he thinks it's what you get before din. Petty is the NBA TV app is so he's not used every single day multiple times a day. I don't have it. I have so many apps. It's ridiculous. So I don't need a true TV at the TV watch it on demand. I don't need to watch Andrew savage on the road. But by the way, great show back to the original point. Yeah, we're all watching so many different shows. Right game of thrones thing everyone's gonna watch the final episode of mash. Yeah, I had a bunch of people over to my house for the final episode. Seinfeld. Seinfeld. Cheers final episode to deal friends gigantic deal. Breaking bad gigantic deal. This is going to be the last final episode of any not only final episode. I think Sunday nights. Everybody is going to watch it at the same time. I we may give you guys like a two day grace period. We're talking about it. Probably what do you think Wednesday Tuesday Tuesday on a Sunday night show? Yeah. Do you think that's fair? I think Wednesdays probably a better because it's in the middle. Oh, come on. We're going to be just I. The mouth. I mean, why why do you think that there's never going to be another tent pole show Lexus? Would it be what everybody watching? Well, there's going to be something again. Eventually, I think it's cyclical and eventually I think we live in a fragmented. What's happening is everybody? Like the way your daughter held your daughter seven the way, she consumes TV's going to be completely different. How you and I we don't have TV. So she doesn't contain. Oh, wait. Are you one of those families? You do not have a television in your of family. What do you mean? We don't have. We don't have. I don't have cable that she can just turn up flip on a show. Like, she'll watch shows she watches like gravity falls on Hulu, right? And nobody else watches grabbing. Well, no, it's a great show. Right. But see what I'm saying is there are no other shows out there that you could imagine a final episode of that there's going to be a this is what I love about like, captain marvel we're doing the screening on Thursday night going to do one hundred million tons of people are going to go see it. It is a big collective experience going to a game following a team big collective well. You why time from a friend of mine that sports is the last communal thing we watch the Super Bowl at the same time. Right. There are very few things that sort of stop the world and everybody gets on the train, that's an expression, but you're just making it up. Winging it but yeah game. Here's here's a. A tweet. Hey, Mason Ireland. No, it's from seventy to seventy two Mamba. Okay. Hey, if I start watching today will I finish the whole game of thrones series before the new season starts, you'd probably have to watch an episode day. So one of their been seven seasons seven times, ten seventy episodes. So you're watching your one episode help to watch today. Michael funches who works here watched it in a weekend the entire season literally have to commit nothing on right hours. They're not seventy hours a weekend. He watched Rite Aid to what is that? The weekend is seventy two in a weekend. If you count Friday Friday four. Twenty four hours a day staying up all night, and he just watch over and on the stop. That's wait a minute. That is bull. That's what he said. I'm seven hours of game of thrones. There's only seventy two hours in a weekend. He would never have slept. He would watch the game of thrones up a sewed for seventy of the seventy two hour in to you. Bye. Bye. He was a week and you crash for two hours and come to work. And do your job seamlessly. No, that's that's just you can do it. The thing is that you can watch seventy hours over a month and over seven weeks. I asked we go into fall into a shoal, and you're just stuck. Apparently what Jamie Lancaster says in the trailer is I promise to fight for the living. I intend on keeping that promise. I'm being I pretty much had that. Yeah. I'm gonna fire it for people. Yeah. No. But he's talking about living. So that that would this would mean the dead people, the the what do you call it the white Walker walkers? Yeah. We'll be the enemy. Yeah. You were pretty much right? They're all gonna have to team up. There's no way, you know, one of them can beat the white walkers. They're all going to team up. It's going to be like super friends unite. What's that we're supposed to break? Greg says go to brick. Okay. Not to hear what you guys are talking always in idiot. We're talking about the trailer given away anything. All right Mason in Ireland ESPN life.

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 3

"Oh, yeah. Yeah. The jerk off has the morning show. They really just came right out of them and loves Keyshawn solid. I don't think he said that when a lot of confidence though he was just kind of selling a regular listener, he stuck it in front of him. So he just rented one of those deals. I disagree. I think he actually called the station on solicited. Now, the love Keyshawn was an outtake. That was good. He's the cuss love him. Yeah, it's good. I felt it. I felt it. All right. So the Lakers go up to Portland last night. Wow, breaking news going on. I didn't know. All right. They kick off the twenty eighteen twenty nine hundred season LeBron James debut. They lose one twenty eight one nineteen. Good night for LeBron though twenty six points. Twelve rebounds six. Assists nine of sixteen from the floor eight of nine from the free throw line. The only negative. I think he look at it zero four from three point range for LeBron and six turnovers and his fourth straight consecutive opening night with a new team that he loses in his career. He is certainly not him is not all on him. He did everything he could do right. But this is a new team in a new situation. There are trying to get to understand each other. I was encouraged watching a game at some point. They had a ten point lead and beginning of the game. He couldn't sustain that obviously. But the closing moments, you still felt like it was about about three minutes there where I felt like, okay, they still got a chance to do this and then Portland drain a few threes that basically. Finished a deal, close the door on it, but it was incurring watch how LeBron the young guys and coups as well as hard as well as Ingram, even drill McGee in Iran with a double double all interacted on the floor in play. Pretty good together out there at times except at three point shooting was they missed fifteen in row, fifteen in a road, start the game like you can't do that. You almost have to try. So if you shoot and fifteen in a role, it warm of they make them, right? Yeah, a lot. I mean, what's the difference between that? And then the game. Remember I told you there was a game I went to do, I would. I'd heard about this. So you set up in Sweden? I watch pregame Dwight Howard hit. Fourteen straight. Free throws just sitting in warm ups and warm is part of the game. Just bam. The I counted fourteen in a row and I gave started this must win two for seven. I mean, it's crazy once the game starts in the lights come on. You guys like that. I'm sure have in terms of different and and afterwards when you guys are in the shower, like a dog in practice, you just give it human, but in practice this, well, we what happened in the game. First of all, I wouldn't talk, nobody show why? How much conversation. I'm not having conversation. Game talk about you just want them weirdos looking enough. Ain't nothing. Many. That we talked about the Lakers long track here to keep it guys check. I go exercise the YMCA. Basically divided up into towel people and not tell people is the locker room, the professional locker room the same way you got your naked guys and your towel. People professional. Mr. Johnson, how are you today? I don't wear the shower. You were definitely a towel in Rhode guard. Would you like to invest? I one hundred percent a towel wrapped around my waist in Tyler. My show retaliate. I was waiting to pretty much everybody was caught, forgotten this hour much. I wasn't a wasn't a hurry up and get in and get out guy. I took my time because I wanted to traffic died down all this. So I waited idea, but there are a lot of dudes you play. I'm all comes off his here we go. It's been job. So teed off at the I didn't take a shower, just put my clothes in. Go get my car and go, right? You're not a public nudity guy. No, I'm not really. You're not my deal just I've never been that guy. Do you have any or out. So with the Lakers go last night, LeBron James obviously always leave him what his job twenty six points. Twelve board. Six. Assists Rondo a double double. But like you mentioned the Lakers were seven for thirty from three. That was backloaded. All that came in the second. It's it's it's mind boggling because if you go back to beginning a year when we first acquired LeBron James, everyone was saying how we need to shooters around the Brown we need and then LeBron magic, rob Pelinka said, that's not what we are building. This team were chasing Golden State, but we're not building this aim to do that. They did say when people would when you ask Pelinka magically. Okay, where's the shooting gonna come from? They'll tell you Casey p coups MMA Rondo better than you think is a shooter was. Up around three thirty percent, which is plenty. Good enough. All that's. They pointed the guys around the Rosman. We're gonna be better than you think at this last night. They were clearly not. But I mean, overall shot. Well, he at three threes was the only one that hit more than one and he was JCP hit. One thing, the only took three, eight, one one. He was wanted to hit one who's Ma between Kouzmin Ingram and LeBron they were one and fifteen. This is not going to get it done. No, no, it's not. It's different. If I'm trading buckets, we're trading buckets and I'm getting one extra thing you did. I'm always be hit right? You shoot to sheet three. We both score guess what the math works itself out. Right? Rush. I'm one up analytics. The math. The other thing. The other thing though is that it's just the, you know, there was some critical turnovers like turnovers, those turnovers miscues based on continuity understanding playing gather getting into a rhythm newness to everybody. That's what those Turner. Ardoz Turner's are lackadaisical and no hustle and not paying attention. Goofball basketball. It's not with the Ron talked about that after the game, take a little bit of time. Just the time passes. Four, I expected coups pop. He rolled without a bios. You know, we talked about those things get better at we write a play late in the game as well. Row turn the ball over. The set will get better with those game on Rondo had a couple. He drove baseline Jovana thought it was going to him going to me knocked the ball out of balance. Those are things that as we all continue to work with one another we're, I'm so I mean, overall, I look at this. I thought. Dennis Green here, that kind of were what we thought they would be where they were great when they were on the run. They were great as a fast break team all day on the first half of forty six points in the paint in the first half seventy for the game, thirty fast-break points all that stuff with great. When they moved, they were great. The defense at times look pretty good, but then they had rebounding problems when they went small. The ball, they give up twelve offense rebound swigging more than fourteen. I go small, you go have rebounding problems if you're trying to get him in the paint, unless they bounce back out to you because it's a a shot that ricochets back to you. You're gonna have rebounding problems when you're small, right, but especially when ball's, not on the floor who's wanted a better rebounding point guards in the league. But the problem was as the game went on and they try to use these able, the Lakers need to be able to go small and they need to be able to do it without getting destroy some of the smoking score right on the offense. I mean shooting because you're replacing defense with offense. A lot of times when you do this, but you got a score, so you're not putting the position to have to worry about getting a rebound who you take their shot and he's go and you're coming back on defense. They're not running up the floor. You're not cross match. Everything is better when when you put the ball in the basket on the other side makes your your good offense. Makes your defense. Good office does make your defense better than the Lakers didn't have great offense. Last night they had okay. Often they were really, really good at the stuff they were good at which is in the open court, Mike goodness that ball got up and down that court quick and it was. I mean, that first half was so much fun to while it was the you see the electric city and excitement from the opposing even Portland children. They were getting a chair when the Brown with dunkers this. This layman brings the ball in the players have twelve seconds stolen. O'Brien breakaway in the first basket of his career. Is that. Crowd to its feet, and there's an answer to a trivia question lebrons first bucket, a spectacular dunk in the motive centre. Here's Lillard coming the other way. Going back and forth here up and down the other one. In the building. First time out pleasers Brian announces his presence for the thirty. Highlights John mess around in choke. I just assumed that was Michael in the background, doing all the analysis and color commentary. Well, he's lights, calm code. They really do need to change the name of that job. Right? Especially since most of them are. They lead the change just just it's two thousand eighteen man out doing this on the Cowboys versus Cal. Your play by play Brian Kaminsky and colored commentator Keyshawn Johnson to easy mistake there. Walk into that. All right. So the Lakers we talk about what went well for them in terms of running and we talked about the shooting, but there was one player key that I looked at that made me really nervous about the rest of the season. I'll tell you who it is next Brian in for Travis. He has been. Family. They need to grow up. That's always one of those moments. Really. We always talk about no judgments. I think I can judge that. All right. Things just for nothing. This national Kentucky day-to-day isn't actually. National. Do you want to. Kentucky is this. Saying whatever it is rising. Emily affair or something. I don't. Is that can't be. National kentucky. It's not something that we do. Don't pointed me like, I'm some sort of Representative of national Kentucky. All of us from the whites together. Each state gets its own day. Sure. Wait till we light it up on national Idaho. All right. This is my cousin. No, never mind. We're all related. The mother of my fifth by sisters. My my son, my youngest just started he, I explain them. One of the kids on his soccer team has two dads since we're explaining like, oh, well, how to me as dads. I explain the whole thing. And so now he's really confused as to who you can marry and who you can't his well, why can't I marry my brother or my cousin. We don't want to do that. And he was coming in. A tough situation in eight. Okay. So Larry Moe jumps in every once in a while, just with the bro. You notice Primo. I know Primo again, I'm I'm a regular listener me Premo. That's right. Go back to the family of fifth and wintertime together. George. So the Lakers last night one twenty eight one nineteen losers in Portland, sixteen straight losses to the blazers. Now for the Lakers LeBron not quite powerful enough despite twenty six points to end that streak I was talking to Sodano in the afternoon. I was sitting on his show and he was asking me about what I wanted things I was looking for in last night's game. And my my thing is I know what LeBron is. I think I know what Ingram is. And second particularly thought it was really good. I, we all know what MS what is. Lonzo lies a young man who's trying to figure out we're his place is in NBA. That's what he is. He's been injured. He missed games last year. I think a lot was put on him when he came in by rob and magic in in basic ranch is great. My records all that that that's in. That's okay. The problem is is he hasn't lived up to the billing based on injury based on injury. Because when he played, he certainly. Play like a established, rookie to say meaning like he could have been on the all rookie team. He could have done some of those things and he played the entire sees. He was terrible last year at one thing. He any kind of shooting free throw shooting finishing at the rim, three points you knew that it's important. Right. Well, you thought it'd be better. He shot the ball better UCLA people thought, but but but I hate when people say a player shot the ball, bettering college, aided. No, that's not true. He wouldn't have been all rookie team. Had he played Donald. If he would've put up twelve eight that might get you on the rookie takes actually swan. You just want to. Iraj you just want to hate on him. Talking when he wasn't healthy, that he was all great, who know when you Joey. Joey on this show when he was healthy, we talked about it. We gave him a c, plus everybody gave him a c. Plus. Would you give him a c. Give him a gave him a b. minus different. I'm bad off. It does look if you bring it home raising and you bring home a minus compared to a c. plus street. Yes, those western. But like Lonzo was terrible at one thing and shoting. No, it's an important thing, but it's also something that distracts from everything else that did a great rebounder played defense at a level. Anybody was expecting the Lakers were significantly better when he was on the court and the the assists were there blocked shots and all those things. The numbers were really good for Lonzo in terms of his impact in the game. He was just terrible at one really important thing that if he can't improve at, it puts a ceiling on how good he can be. Well, Ricky Rubio at that point is nice player, but not what you were hoping for when you take him at number two, it depends on what's around you. See again prior to being interrupted by Rosh when when a guy is taken at number two in his billions so high, that this unrealistic expectations that you're holding him to based on what was said. I hate. When people say, oh, he shot the ball wheel in college. College is different than the pros. You have a different level. You're playing western. You're playing against a seventeen year old kid or you're playing against a third year senior in high school. That's not that good. That's why he's been there forever that the spacing on the floor is different. The pace of the game is different. Then when they get to the pros in a shooting the ball as a -ffective as they may in college. The first thing people say is, well, he's not shoot a ball, will he d bettering college? It's a different game. So why did Mitchell in Tatum and those guys, they didn't get you point to a lot of people in basketball and other sports that do well in college at one thing and not so great with the difference with Lonzo as you go back and you watch the tape a UCLA. He was famous for those long bomb, three pointers where he's two or three feet behind the college line. And some of that is because of that big wind up and all that stuff that he had because it's different. He was stepping back in college because you know he needed that extra space there to make sure you get the shot off because it was weird. And then in the pros now you gotta move back anyway because the line moves back and the close outs are better too quick, Astor stronger. Everybody's. So now he's shooting for the and that's that's a warning sign that makes you wonder if you could do all, he's got a learn to speed up o'clock. He's gotta learn certain things on my own experience, my own experience as a professional football player as the only one on these mics that it played at as fast, how many three points. In college in college. For instance, I would catch a pass. I could stop look at you. Take a picture smile. Chessel the everybody else, right with stop in polls. Whitney in that could take off and go ninety in the pros. Has the ball if I didn't get going stern will be cracked in. That's the different. How long did it take to just Keyshawn stern? Got crack. I just very quickly. I learned that I couldn't do the same things that I did in college. I'm going to the seventeen year old high school senior became a freshman. Eyeballs is as big as cucumbers. Looking at me where I could stand there play winning. We're now got a guy like Troy, Vincent opposite of me, Pro Bowl guy. Soon as I stand their child to shake and bake. I look at Lonzo this year. I'm optimistic. I think he's going to shoot thirty five thirty six percent from three in part because with the Bronner around and now you have Ingram and Rondo and all these bomb. He's going to have more wide open shots that he can stand there and take his time and gather and not have to rush. It's going to be that's going to be his shot. He's gonna play a lot off ball, which I think works for him really well get it, move it, get it, do something, Dr, kick, whatever it is. Feel always feel bad for the player who comes into something with a lot of hype in not given the opportunity to catch up to his hype. I've always full bath at a guy because yes, a lot was put on him, but yet and still we gotta have a little patience in terms of letting his game developed to the NBA level unless unless we can get coli, we can get Dame Lillard and we move hills heartbeat. But in terms of him. Laker. But it turns him becoming a Laker and staying a Laker got to be patient with his development because just half to because in the end, if it went, if I think win pans out, he's he's perfect to sit with LeBron superstar b. Brandon or whatever. Because he's a guy who doesn't need the ball in his hands to have a big impact on a game star to slide in with other stars as rare to find a guy who can have a really positive impact without having to have the ball more. You might look twelve years from now, man, he might be closing on all time, assist leader who every has it. Now, John Stockton, Jason Kidd. He may be closing in on that one day, twelve years for may look up. Go ahead. I'm listening like Joe gore. But you gotta remember, he's a Celtic fan, sees a fan boy UCLA fan. I like Lonzo loves dad. You know that you're on. I come on USC is they turned it around a little bit. They want a couple of games in a row, but this Keyshawn see trouble on the horizon for this weekend. He'll tell you next the SPN Elec let this stuff. Oh. We had a role there for a minute because it just feels good, feels like we actually win a game when they play this. If just feels like we're up twenty one, nothing at halftime or you know, it just feels good. Has mostly been what you've been getting the feeling of. Let's just play the music and watch the games because it's. I don't like that a strong season. It's not a, it hasn't for USC Trojan football. We're talking about here. It hasn't been. Smooth. It's been a lot of turbulence, fasten your seatbelt, you know, Colorado last rates like, you know, get up really big. If here's here. It is, here's the game or s going to roll little bit. And then it just you get uncomfortable something in win. They won the game, but it may. You were uncomfortable as the game went along. There wasn't that easy blow out, the Texas game. You go back there. Oh, look, they're gonna go. Now that's. But I. Like the, they came out after the Stanford game and they come in and they score early against Texas. Didn't matter. Gonna get rolling. No, but I knew I knew that the Texas game was gonna go south just because it's not. It's not a strong. We have the talent, but we're not being for whatever reason. We're not being coached up strong. We're not. We have the same talent is Alabama. Okay. No, you looking at me cross eyed, we have the same talent as state. Well, it certainly that you recruit guys. Exactly. So where recruiting same guys, we have the same damn talent problem is talked about the play calling. The problem is we're not being coached up. We're not getting the most out of the talent. Okay. You can't tell me that Michael Pittman wasn't recruited by everybody country. He can't tell me tight Tyler von, oh, whatever. Homerun Brown mean I'm around Saint Saint. Yes, Saint Bris. So many of them wasn't recruited by everybody country to quarterback the running backs. We keep saying it's redundant. The problem is that just not being coached up of SOS. Okay. So we've, we've laid a lot of that on t. in the play calling defy. I'm not arguing telling you for for those who are up when I'm saying coach step right. I'm not talking about the system. I'm talking about teaching the technique of talking about me and you and I could teach you how to play defensive back the way you're supposed to play it within this system. That's what I'm talking about all Klay thing. No, it's a position thing because Claes the head coach, he's handling everything else and he's supposed to get his assistant to coach the players correctly clay as one of the head coaches that I love, but also dislike their style because he's loyal to a fault. That was my next question. When you good a good football coach who doesn't hire the right people under him or won't get rid of exactly exactly. Both. You don't hire the right people and then when you know that they're not the right people, you don't want to get rid of him because you, you're just a lawyer. You're cool deal. You loyal. In a note that so it becomes the complacent situation for coach coach knows that I'm not going to get fired or the Heat's not on me, so he doesn't do anything extra to make it better. How do you fix that? You fire do? No. But how do you do not have Clair's not gonna fire his defensive backs coach. Fire clay clay gotta go. If you can't make wholesale changes to your staff, the probably not good for the job. I don't care what anybody says. You'd call me whatever you wanna call them. You can be mad at me. I don't care. It's on the staff is not on clay. He has to do a better job at hiring those guys that can teach these guys how to play football. When a guy is defending a guy and he's wrong or Ming a pass play, which means it steady sticking out his right arm depending on where the ball is located. He sticks out his left form that's wrong woman play. But if you're being taught that you're supposed to stick out the other arm versus this, or you're being taught that when you're running a shallow cross underneath in your coming across the backside tackle guard spot in its zone defense that you're supposed to settle down, turn your shows is quarterback, give the quarterback at target oppose that continue to keep running a run into the other side where. Run back into knock you out. That's not teaching. So you gotta teach dudes when people talk in the criticism, not just a clay, but generally speaking, this guy is a coordinator is not a head coach. And you've heard that about clubby here that about head coaches of the NFL. How much of what you're talking about there is part of that. It's not you. You don't know, football, you don't know. You can't manage a clock. Can't do all the. It's the management of the stuff. It's the management of the system underneath you that they're talking about when they say that it's it's, it's all of that. It's it's now four fin one in. I'm on my own. It's four for one and I'm on. I'm on thirty two your line going in and we're down by four, and I think he can make the key, but our percentage is better and we've done this going for it on four down. But you know, we do we elect to punt instead that's bad management. That's. Not knowing how to coach a team, so you could say, okay, my defense is playing great. So we're gonna try to go for no fourth now because my defense has shed him out the last seven series. So we're going to be okay, I feel strong about my defense. I got all that. You know what you said? No, we're gonna kick the field, go the eagle miss. Now, all the team's morale is down now that's bad coaching, not knowing when do certain things they against. She's which the Seattle, gay, right. Let's go for it. We're on our own whatever. They've been marching up and down the field. We might lose his game. We don't get. We got two feet, we gotta get. Go get it. Let's go get. Even if they didn't get it. They turn a ball back over to Seattle. The morale of the team is not down. They felt like you gave us an opportune. Now we owe you an out of defense comes out in the field you up. Now we owe you. We're gonna pick it back. So this weekend, Utah. One foot in one foot out. Four and two. They still have yellow only Pac, twelve losses Stanford, right? I'm not missing anything. No 'pacta Los Stanford, and that's it. We beat UNLV. We lost Stafford. We lost the Texas. We beat Washington state. We beat Arizona's a Uber still. If you're if you're still consider on in conference, we're still. We're just in conference. We just care about. We're at that level again, Rose Bowl. This is not two thousand nineteen ninety can't. They're not playing for national title, but I guess the constellation prize is going to January first bowl who, but in the l. passable, this is not El Paso. I'm not happy joke. But but the problem is we're not at a point where we should be settling on trying to get into the Rose Bowl. We're not at a point art art team shouldn't be at a point where they're figuring out how to get it should be boom or bust. That's what it should be. All right. Now, on that scale, there busting their totally busting, but that's where US's football program should be. I know you say, well, you're delusional. They hadn't been that way since p Carol. Okay, that's fine. US's is a legacy. They shouldn't excuses about where a probation. There's no more excuses. Limitations scholarships, stop the nonsense. They play Utah in Utah. Last time they was there. They lost a tough. I got him losing. I got him losing. I gotta move on a Saturday night. You know, again, it's going to be a little missed any air cold. The crowd will be jacked up is the biggest game and Utah's history of the program ego, get all those narratives at the end today, the coaching staff has to do a better job coaching. These young men up to get them to play lights out. I agree with you. I don't think they're winning this one to the dodgers have to cracks. Bruce to get themselves into the World Series, but do they really have to cracks? We'll talk about that next Brian in for Travis ESPN happy birthday to NASCAR, Tom petty. He'd sixty eight years. He would have been, you got the time. Richard petty, right. Happy birthday, Tom petty. He would have been sixty eight years old. If he was with us today or driving race cars as all Teddy's good. His birthday would be brought to you by Jaguar, Land Rover, Newport Beach Eighty-one. By the way, he still with us towards the sea, visit Land Rover, Newport Beach dot com. Live with land area on for the rest of the NBA. Because I just assume the NASCAR dude, and I heard the music, I'm thinking, okay, I didn't even let it breathe. You know, I thought you were go because like you. Oh, this is the one guy, Brian will. No, no, I thought it was music. I was like, I figured it was music from like NASCAR or something. Southern rocker, but laugh at me like I'm really supposed to be like, nothing at you were laughing with, you know, your key. I was laughing at your. I know you were because it was funny, but you know who he is, Tom petty. Richard petty. Both? Yes. Okay. One. I'm petty out. Yelling all the Petty's. Yeah, no related. Because one, you know, one was guitar and he was going to say, mama one, do NASCAR, like not as dangerous guitar. And so then Tom petty who are listening now he went on to become a rockstar, and yet when just reason, racecars laughing up, Dan googling, just in what would the rate today he's still alive. They could be related. Exactly. Yes. It's nuts. Chucky day. Oh, is so stupid? Adam petty married a distant grandmother of Tom petty. They might be eighth cousins through his fifth grade, John petty, and Rebecca SIMS in Kentucky. It is national Kentucky. So key might be right. They might be distantly related. According to a little. I really. Dave Roberts wants the dodgers to get it done tonight. Here's why you know in history with baseball game seven, anything happened, you know. So it's all hands on deck. So right now those guys plan for their lives. But I know our guys are plan for our lives as well. Understand that we do have a little margin, but we want to win them on. I, you really don't have any margin because his either winner go home for the dodgers treat it like a game. Seven. Yeah, you need a winner, go home. So there's no margin. I think the skippers completely off base on that one. No of he's basically, I mean, is point was no, but I don't take his point speaking. He knows they have another game, but don't treat that waking. You don't have another game because if you go out there and you bomb the night, it's over well, no, it's not over. You're going to lose game, seven. So right now tonight at five PM you need to win. The game needs to be over. You need to when it's over. You need to be champagne in enjoying. Getting ready to go, but you wait a minute for so you can't go into the game with that because then if you lose then you'll, I will screw while only bother show. No, no, you could say it that way, but the chances of that pressure coming to you for game seven. It's going to be high. So you better close out tonight? I don't wanna hear you telling me we got a little margin air. No, I don't wanna hear that. None. No, you have. I understand that finish the deal, finish the deal. Don't take it lightly. No surprise. There will be no, yes. Monte GRANDE all tonight at Austin Barnes be behind the plate. I just think that, you know, we have two very good options in us money and awesome, but I just think right now. Awesome behind the play in the baddest Brock's. I think he's really in a good place right now, and I just something with my gut just kind of feels I want to go with Austin in game six. Ios money. Question again, you know, the answer period. Other catcher literally cannot catch something with. My gut tells me that's just a, that's that's a guy being nice. Yeah, polite look, man. He's doing the job of the skipper which is to manage the team, put the guys in the best position as succeed. He understands ios Monica. Dahl is not the answer. No. So not any question you want to ask? I is just not. He's not the guy. I just look at this game tonight and I like where the dodgers I don't. I'm not a big momentum guy in the playoffs. I think there's too much time in between games starting pitchers. We talk about this in every sport. They've got all the momentum. They win a big game five. Then to begin I don't think any of that exists. But I do think there's something to the dodgers the way they won game four. And then they turn around and win game five where they got some runs without doing it the dodge ary kind of way this year where everybody can relax, they show okay, we can score some runs. We can get a hit now and again, and now. You don't go up to the plate feeling the only way we're going to get home run now they can go runs. I think they will. I think they'll hit two or three today because they're not thinking about it and they were clearly as a team. They were all thinking about all of it. They were pressing the each player that line that was trying to fix the problem themselves in when you look at when you look at the dodgers as a whole, they haven't hit a home run since just interna hit won several games ago, but they've been able to do something I've been talking about for a long time here and we kind of joke with it. They've been able to manufacture runs. They've been able to put people on base. They've even try bunting guys over. They've stolen a base. I mean, they're getting singles, they're hitting line drives down a line extra-base hits. That's to me what baseball is opposed to every time you walk up to the plate, you're trying to hit a home run and it's either home run or strike out. You can't play that way, especially when it comes to the postseason. Because as Rosh has a stupidly share with me, a multiple occasions is that the fastball beats Tabet in the postseason well, especially what we will walk at least in theory, their bullpen has been more vulnerable in the dodgers dodgers three, three runs in twenty one innings. The bullpen has been nails, but the the Milwaukee bullpen. In theory, that's what they're doing to bring in hater. They've got connubial all these guys hater. It looks like that guy to like with the hair in the way. He doesn't like black people. Yeah, he looks like what he did. It makes that I hate to be a stereo. I what. I like that. If there's ever a day where we can stereotype people, isn't it national Kentucky? Isn't that the day to do it involved in this? Why you. No, but he just looks like kind of does like a problem. Yeah. Like him. I don't like you don't like it, but to your point, though key like it is hard to this is why small is hard in the playoffs because you can't. It's difficult string, two or three or four hits together against Josh ater like, yeah. Say what you want, but see thing that like to me if I was coaching out, apply so much pressure, I would be scared to take chances. Like if I get a guy on base, that's a runner. I'm gonna try to spooky mole still in, you know what? That long delivery. They're fast wind up, takes all date. Any that that point I'm gonna get my lead on my guy whether with us a KiKi, whoever could get the stolen base. I'm gonna put that pressure. I'm gonna take those two. What do you do if you play one way for one hundred seventy games starting Travis. You can't do you play one way. You'll just start doing the other way. Again, they been playing baseball for twenty some years man. When the last time Justin Turner, sacrifice bunt was. Tweak doing spring practice. Okay. That was a long time ago. Do anything you go? Hunting is hard. You don't need to do it all the time, but against live pitching in the. Yes, you do you doing these hard? Go down in the dugout down in batting cage in warm up button because we all need one. Just that simple. You don't be able to do everything you shouldn't be party. I mean for one key is right in that part like they're facing a shift. So as professional major league baseball knowledge dog, I can't go the other way. I'm not going on. Like the professionals doing less and less and less as a profession camp can't go the other way. I do just swing why. There's a reason they put the guys over there is because they know you're not if you're not hitting coach it differently because if you didn't have they're not. These guys aren't Tony Gwynn. It's not about me at Tony Gwynn. He could be say, I don't care when you're coaching. Somebody coach something different because you gotta get to it. It's will do it. The reason that hitting against the just poking the ball through a now agree with you. There are some guys who see a shift and they say out of pride, I'm not just going just I'm going to be what they're doing me. I'm going to do my thing. That guy, one hundred percent agree with you, stop that. If you can hit the ball through the whole against whatever they just don't get basic man. That's just stupid. The other, it's two things. It's the shift. They put the guys over based on your tendencies and then what they throw you when they move all the players over one, they gave you the pitch, take the other way. So. What if you can do, they not gonna give you the pitch. So the pitch that they get you start understanding what that is take it that way. But there are a lot of guys who I'm telling you, they just can't. They don't like the ability to inside out a swing and get it over there on purpose. They just case like in basketball, they let a guy first thing and who've seen is big hoop. Got, they'll tell you somebody all somebody can do is go to the right. He's right hand to guy can ever go to the left. He can't go to left. Okay. Start going to laugh and give them something that they don't expect. They give it to you. They let you penetrate to the left. They let you do what you wanna do take it. Don't just force yourself to the right, just because that's the only thing you've done for the last ten years. I what's really interesting to me. I thought this was when the brewers did that thing with Miley, pull the food, they self because what it Roberts do like I took Friso not this one. Not initially didn't start playing the match up thing and whatever. Oh, yeah, he just kept everything the saying, yeah, some people think that Roberts kind of knew what they were going to do. I'm not sure about that. I don't think so. I think they just, I don't know. I just think they decided to stop chasing the ups all the time to not make every single move from inning one based on the computer as a skipper. He switched up what he had been doing for so long because that was the who's falling into Milwaukee's trap, I think of, oh, wait. Well, now jock is gonna come out of the game in the second inning because we've got the lefty. Righty matchup and all that. And so by playing all these bullpen guys, Craig councils getting Dave Roberts to start burning his depth and start managing different and use up one of their strengths, which is all of these guys. They can put out on the field in inning, five, six, seven, eight, nine when you really get into these higher leverage places. And so I like that Robert stop chasing. That's like, that's like the to me the end of the analytics where you say, wait a minute, it's not were. Worth it to play the numbers. So I'm hoping that that continues tonight because you know councils can do the same thing where it's like, here's this dangling little thing like for you and your math people to play. But I want I want David freeze out of the lineup, or I want jock Petersen outta line up. I wanna see this guy in the eighth inning because you can't make a substitution anymore because I got you to do it in the second. They shouldn't. They shouldn't do that though. I agree with you. They shouldn't play that game, but let them play it. We'll win again where I wanted Boston. Or moving on to Boston? Yeah. So what are you? What? What, what just tell them to keep going. Okay. That's fine. What is this? Okay. This part, I know, but thank you. I'm gonna know to do at the top of the hour. Totally. I say this. I did not remember that you stay over on the top of the hour in the second, the cross it by know what to do on a radio station when you get the top of the hour and what to say and I know y'all do like your stick. So not has his own show leaves. On the on the round the horn horn later on today or this morning, we should all be like George Sodano well on Sunday. Chief, the professional success did Roddy Roddy. He's fourth quarter, George. Backup. Say, get me started. All right. Well, do you want to kill time for a minute on. Kill time. What about pay? Seven? What are we doing? What are we saying here? Key Ryu versus Miley who wins tonight the dodgers fool chew, man. Why would you ask me that? Because we had a minute gonna win, dodgers going to win six, two. I don't think I agree with you too. Okay, bye. They gotta get three in the third, and then we're going to split them up over the rest of the if the game. Now he plays small ball. We're going deep tonight. Again, Dungs we're going to, we're going to, we're going to struggle struggle, but we're going to get a dengue with two one in the third, that's three run home run and that of the Machado that'll get it done. We'll get another call the Boolean. We'll get a, then we'll get a, then we'll get a solo shot from Cody. Finally, in will manufacture the last two okay. Quickly, Brian. I need a shower seven to one. I'm very confident with the dodgers tonight. Why would you need the shower? You listen to k SPN Los Angeles. Listen, the case meals. Shower because there was a lot of double entendre. Do you know what time it is. Tita pulled back the pigskin. Goes around it all for a football Friday. Not that I necessarily expect you to do, but I'm telling you if you run it back there, you're a little dirty. All right. A lot of big games this weekend, starting with the Rams they were supposed to be the Sunday night game with the forty Niners kind of suck. So that went away back into the afternoon flex back into the afternoon. They did it early enough so that the Rams as well as the footing honest can make the necessary jesmyn to an earlier game ramp should win this game. I don't think they'll win it on the ten and a half point spread that was put out the other day. A lot in in the forty Niners actually played a week ago better than what most people thought CJ Beth is not as bad, but he's not Jimmy Garoppolo the hundred million quarterback. They're missing him. They're missing some other key components on the offense. Side of the ball, the Rams Mississippi's in a secondary. Although the forty Niners ofensive Lee is not as explosive as you'd have thought they're still struggling near the Rams defensively, the front. Seven finally have one of those big giant monster games that we all been expecting. Although they played solid in the fourth quarter and pretty sale. They haven't had. That explosive five sec type game they would, and they. And they stepped up when they've needed to be good. At the end of a lot of games with the part I can't figure out is is like CJ better than we think or is Green Bay not as good as we thought. I think it's Green Bay is not as good as you thought. Nothing CJ Beth is better than what you went -ticipant it, but not good enough to beat the Rams because you kind of because the expectations were just like Nathan Peterman low. That's like you planned quarterback. Nathan Peterman not much. It's give it. It's not as. Better though. Arm, maybe his dog. Durkee Anderson is gonna start for them because. How bad he is. That is terrible. I don't even understand how he has a job in the NFL, but that's a whole nother story politics on that chargers. With that noted home field advantage at the stubhub center, they take on the titans four and two chargers. Do they get the five knows this one? Wait a minute, whether London isn't it, read the rundown. I'm reading the schedule. Where's the game at. It's nine thirty in the morning. Can't be stub. Yeah, London. So it's London. I was right accept of the part when I said the home field advantage before who wins, wait, who are we in London charges. Charges are going to win. There's more people in London in Tennessee. This is the first home game. The charges played since they moved that way. They gotta go to London for it. No, I think we'd honesty no matter who's traveling across over to the pond London, London chargers will be winning this football game over the Tennessee titans charges be to tighten London's because when you look at Marcus mariota his style of play where he is in his career, I don't see it as argument. James winces mariota who's better. I think both of them are awful in terms of where their teams are right now. They're not playing inspire football mariota cycle eleven times last week. Figured out eleven times last week, the charges or on paste to Kansas City Chiefs there, one game behind them. Obviously they're playing good leeann. They got the field goal situation squared away. They could make PAT's field goals. Now, the running game is solid defense plan. Although Nick, Nick, bolsa, Nichols brother, joy is not in the lineup, but the defense is still pretty solid and Sal, Philip rivers, oh, head is playing terrific football right now, the it'll come down to Kansas City in San San Diego LA. They got like thousand names, LA chargers, just one. The LA chargers for this division was great. It's a six thirty local time start, and it's going to be no less viewed than it would be if it started one. Yeah, nobody cares. You even know they were going. Nobody haven't even promoted premier NFC game this week. Probably the Cowboys versus the Redskins for control a very ordinary NFC. East Cowboys should win this football game. Their defense is pretty good. I don't like I don't. I don't really care too much for the Redskins offense. It's not as close to what Alex Smith coming over Utah that he was replacing Kirk cousins. That was a big to do. It hasn't been that way. I think that when you look at them, they've been up and down. Unlike the Cowboys Cowboys have been up and down, but you know exactly what you're getting for. You're gonna get a so-so Dak Prescott you're going to get a policy Keough Ellie when it block it for your not going to get help on the perimeter at the y. c. position. But the defense is gonna play outstanding. And they've been doing that pretty much all year long in terms of helping them win football game Cowboys. And I see a team that we give them too much credit when something goes. Right? They get one good game out of Dak. They get a good performance out of Zekiye Elliot and miss something good happens and really Dallas, good. But that is a really ordinary team. It's been an RA near team for quite a while and they're going to continue to be near, but then an ordinary division in, they're going to win their division possibly less. The Philadelphia Eagles decide to step up to the plate Vikabulin division Rosh is going to potentially jump out of the window hit. I would warrant. Well, I honestly went for and twelve. I want a new coach and I want to, I don't know if they fire jas, Jason, Kidd fire toast. We have anything less than ESI championship game is getting fired, getting fired. Not make the play. I'm just telling you anything less than he's getting. You mentioned the eagles. They got the Panthers at home. This eagles are team that everybody's been waiting for to kind of become the Super Bowl team that they were last year. Three and three hasn't happened yet. Does it happen this week? Look, here's what I will say about the Super Bowl team. They hit at the right time. They're not a, they're not the Rams. So to say they hit at the right time with Nick foles. Anytime you lose coursing winces and you're not supposed to take Nick foles win. The Super Bowl doesn't happen like that, but they did. It is so everybody because it they felt like, oh my God, this is the team. They're going to be great for years to come. It's not true. It's not true what the Philadelphia Eagles. The Rams are different type of team, the Rams of such that they're going to continue to just keep building. Do you guys on Philadelphia's offense that would not start on the Rams at all? That starts in Philadelphia. So when you let it down j either the wide receiver course. It's not even close the Carolina Panthers rolling Cam Newton who lost a week ago and they have an opportunity to stay in hunt with the New Orleans Saints within that division in, they're certainly going to go to Philadelphia, which is tough place to play. Carson Wentz third game under his belt. Now, coming back says, ACL surgery after they watched the Nick foles kind of, you know, bring Malone slowly game in a game out. Then they finally got tired of watching that rush. Carson wins back. He should have things under his feet now, and he should play a lot better than he did the last couple of weeks. All right. So you mentioned the saints. That's the other game that I think is really interesting. When you talk about the contenders in the NFC saints are really good team. I think we all agree on that they're going to Baltimore Baltimore's given up seventy seven points in six games. Yes, that is not many, no, not many at all. So look at the flip side at look at the offense, a side of the ball for the New Orleans Saints with the leading wide receiver may I name him Michael, Thomas Ottawa, AllState product of southern California. And he the rest of the offense. Kamara have an Ingram back in that running game is portable. You could take that running game of the New Orleans Saints anywhere and get something established defensively. They're getting a little bit better which I trust their defense against Joe flacco on offense. That was just a key. The offense aside a ball for the Baltimore. Ravens is not the same as a defense aside the defense aside, obviously, as you pointed out given seventy points, but they're facing a high octane offense in the New Orleans Saints. So it's going to be a long difficult task for them to hold New Orleans under their average. This is when a great offense defense really how many points do the defense is great. Their defense is good that they're playing there look, great, so bad don't buy. Let's just say for a minute they they are. Let's say they're the best defense in the NFC, whatever you want me to lie go, you find, yes, for a couple of seconds defensively who's better than them in the AFC defensively. Just as unit, go ahead. That doesn't matter. But two keys point though certificate was better. That doesn't mean that great. But how many points does New Orleans need to score before you get to that part where Baltimore's offense isn't that good? Is one of those deals where if New Orleans gets the twenty, do they win the game New Orleans, the score of a twenty four in that's gonna win, twenty four. They went by. S. they'll win by at least six points. That's pretty good. Yeah. So. But I'm gonna guess outdoors going to Baltimore, got to be careful with that and weather and all this sort of stuff does. He could get tricky, does Brock Osweiler into games in a row. Do we live in a world where Brock Osweiler wins two games in a row for the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions coming into another team. The Rams will see later. I mean, he may. He may. I mean, who knows not? I mean, he's not. He's not good. He's not bad. He's not. I mean, he's just there. He's just bringing them alone. Miami's one of those teams that they're gonna just keep stacking wins on top of each other. And before the end of the year, you go look up. They're gonna be Levin and five. He was sitting there going, how did that happen? How did that happen to quarterbacks and nobody really respects Tena hill? And then Brock Osweiler nice to see mix it off. Last one for you. The bears hosting the patriots cares. I wonder if we've achieved. Bears at this point? No, no, you haven't. They're still in the ticket things within the division, but they got a tough coma is Mitch Trubisky against Bill Belichick, stop it. I mean, it's not even he's getting ready to be. He's getting ready to get woke as they say he's going is a whole 'nother thing. Get ready to happen to him when he faces a guy like that. Bela check basically made a live in and makes a living on young quarterbacks that have, you know, very little experience at plan on Sundays. He makes living taken advantage of those guys. Even in Chicago, it's the same Chicago to north e. What's the difference? The weather still be the home crowd. It's easier for Trubisky to do it there. Then it would be New England. Andy matter to him defensively they not Khalil Mack is is that's what Bill Belichick said. What he said about Khalil Mack this year. I mean this week this past week that is not even close. Why would you even mention Lawrence Taylor Khalil Mack? In the same breath, it's not even. Close because he knows that he has a scheme to take him out Khalil Mack o'hara's worst game of the season. This game, he'll have his worse because they're going to do everything in their power to neutralize him. So you're not taking the bears. What the bears are now we need to know what are you talking about that there's gonna win a pig. The s today. I don't remember what. Now I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna change my mind, whatever I have on the list. Bit. Again, he likes bears. They're the bear went over. I'm not. I'm not going down that bear stuff not here and I'm not doing. Elsie.

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LeBron's Depressing Lakers Future and the Best Playoff Matchups With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 487)

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LeBron's Depressing Lakers Future and the Best Playoff Matchups With Ryen Russillo | The Bill Simmons Podcast (Ep. 487)

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If you have an idea for these weekly MBA chats were in talking about LeBron. We're going to talk about a whole bunch of stuff heading. Hey, just it's a weird time for the league where the playoffs are still a little far away. But they're actually not too far away. Now like the Lakers are in real trouble. MVP race were about ten games away from that really starting to become an argument, but there's still some fun subplots. The most fun being LeBron is maybe destroyed the Lakers, and we're gonna talk about that coming up, but first pro Jeb. All right is Tuesday morning here in southern California. Ryen russillo. Let's hear every week. We do this. We talked about basketball doing all the way through Mitchell. I usually we can do on Sunday nights Monday mornings, but the Oscar screw things up. I'm glad we waited a couple of days because this Lakers thing has now gotten to the point where I'm ready to deep dive it for forty minutes to LeBron footage last night. He's just become that guy and pick up per you're like dude trying to stay in the court here. What are you going to guard anybody what are you doing? What are you? Do. You think loser? Stay on by rules. Do you play this passive aggressive body language and the drugs and the and the staring for the extra second? And it is it's the end of godfather to K, but this is so predictable. Okay. And the reason I say this is that I remember pointing this out last year when he's a Cleveland going. He does a ton like heat in adult blame him for not defending the toughest guy. Yeah. I don't blame him for floating picking his spots. I mean look at his overall stat line last night. It's still incredible. But if you watch him just him nothing else for long stretches. You're going to surprise yourself. Because the thing is is it turned into spotlight guy because they lose to a terrible Memphis team. Yeah. And before when he was doing in Cleveland and were earlier when he was first with L A, you know, before the injury there were winning enough games that nobody cared and nobody wanted to point it out. So this tide has turn. Turned on LeBron as if this is some new thing that has actually been doing for two years. This is why and what's funny is one of the worst takes anybody has is when they do the whole thing about LeBron show one eight hundred a piece. Actually, he he won the right amount of MVP's. I care about the MVP invested in it. I really try to make the right choice every year. It's a regular season award. The fact that he turns it on for the playoffs. Doesn't mean anything for the MVP your picking the best player for eighty two games last year. What did he take seven weeks off a from playing defense from? Yeah. All the way through the trade deadline, and I think that Cleveland organization really felt like, you know, LeBron was kind of putting a gun to their head trying to get them the trade that Brooklyn pick that became calling Sexton is I we need help. But also he wasn't like going all out in those games, and in that really caused a lot attention on both sides. And I don't know who can say anything to him because you know, I think that tristen play were tristen just kind of snapped on him on the court 'cause Tristan's going. Hey, dude, your urine between on your decision. And then whatever it is if they score then it's somebody else's fault. That's basically Kristen's point. I'm not the biggest tristen guy. But I think you could even see LeBron that moment go like, okay. You know, he actually might be right? But I don't know that there's certainly no one in this Lakers. Russia that can say that to him. If you watched now languages snowy coups Ma and those guys they're like just you could tell their traumatize now. Yeah. And that's that's the one part of it. Like if you don't wanna play locked in defense all season long when you've been doing what you're. Doing that's fine. If you don't want to take on the you want the easiest wing every night, that's fine. But the ones that bother me when he turns to the teammates. And you're like dude that was your guy if there's an out abate. There's no debate yet like don't, and you know, it's funny because sometimes I think about different players like whether it was Grayson Allen. And you just go you know, what he is. He's just that's spastic kid in your neighborhood that just can't he can't not freak out. Yeah. And he just happens to be really good. He's at Duke. Lebron at times is that guy in pickup who's been awesome has a cool car girls love him. And you know, if you if you score on him, he's he's gonna fake an injury because he's gonna look back. And I. There's times where I see it. And I go, okay. But this is all coming to ahead now despite they've saved their season twice in previous two weeks. When you lose that Memphis team, if you haven't watched the grizzlies in the last couple of New Orleans without Davis like think about those are two of the forwards teams in the league with with the talent they have and what their motivations are for the season. For whatever reason I've watched Memphis two full games in the last week. And I Don Avery bad. They I I've in RAB there with Kubota clo-, and then Noah comes in who looks like he just got back from like Morocco. Yeah. He's he looks great. He looks. He looks like he should be holding a strawberry Dachary at the sidelines. Unbelievable. But he's still got the bicep veins. So it's not like he's fat heaven Tyson Chandler going Mano Amano last night. It was really special. It was like. Wow, Tyson Chandler in two thousand eleven basically swung the finals with his defense and Noah in like thirteen I think I voted him like third or fourth for a VP. He will he. One year themselves. Yeah. Yeah. And then Noah we watched die in front of our eyes yet wizards bull series. Yeah. Where he just he his soul was still their body had died, and he was killed that day. It's weird because he clearly v I think he played sixty eight minutes in one member their tips, always gets blamed for other guys. But it was really Noah was the one that I feel like he had. I mean luau dang either dangling playing like forty minutes a game that when you're but anyway, the LeBron stuff it's weird because. It's almost become like politics where there's no nuance in LeBron debate anymore. Hey, we can both say I think he's the second greatest forever. I thought we did in the playoffs was amazing. I think his their abilities. Amazing. I thought the fact that he donated the school was amazing. Like, there's all these things I really like about him. And there's a couple of things that I really dislike about not just how hinder stuff, but the way it's covered and the the behavior that we excuse from him like the fact in two thousand fourteen I'm coming home. This is it. I'm back in Cleveland. This is where I'm going to end my career, go back and read the pieces about it. And then he just does year to year deals, and then after he won the title is basically hatching his exit plan. I think for two years we started hearing about that summer two thousand sixteen and he really would he tried to do that Cleveland team? I think he really did it as e brought them a title. But then like to make them pay Thompson all that money when they knew it was. Wrong. They knew they didn't wanna do it. And and he basically held a gun to their head and they had to pay him seventy million dollars a year in the JR contract. Thirteen million who's paying JR thirteen million a year like he left that team in shambles. And I just wasn't right. Just wasn't fair. You know, and I don't think he took enough shift for that. Yeah. Because he because he got him a title because he got a title in that city that. That's kind of back to what you said is like what how do you divvy up the pie chart of how you wanna talk about LeBron leaving Cleveland because it's still it's going to be overwhelmingly positive that not only did he bring that city a title. But to beat that Golden State team to beat them in the way, they did for he and Kyrie to play like they did down the stretch. I mean, it was those guys are incredible. But will you remember last year? There was a whole schism about you have to trade this Brooklyn pick. I need more help and Cleveland was basically like we if you leave we have nothing left. If we tried that pick. We can't that's the irony of this winter tech, right? Because we know he hates playing with young guys. You know, he doesn't care about draft picks. And then he ends up on a team where it's all rookie scale guys. And then one year vets who are all deigned. And that's why they were available in that around though. I don't feel like this is the young guys fought the issue with this team is the guys they signed all those guys suck. What Paul Rondo does EP? Michael Beasley already gone javale me, Lance. Stevenson. He's guys all suck in. Remember? Their whole pitch was in you. You could tell it was before they even said, I was like what are you guys want to win a street fight, and it was like Golden State soft. We're going to be able to go toe to toe with them. And we can we can win it on the core. We can win it in the alley. And it's now or you can miss a ton of shots. You know? I I like who's MMA. I like, thanks Josh chart. I love I think Ingram has potential as it is. But. When she say their hearts are in the right place at least like they play hard. I watched them Kouzmouk place hard last year months. Those guys were playing hard down the stretch. So we it's not like it's not like they're lost causes. No, I I wouldn't say that. I Ingram is still confusing to me about what the best version of him will be in who he guards in the last five minutes of a finals game and. Yeah. I mean that stuff like what what is he ultimately would is he wears he in the court who are the right for guys to have with him. If I'm trying to win a title, those are things, I don't know. And and I think you could actually say the same thing about LeBron at this point, you watch the brand now he's so big. I mean, he's bigger than Karl Malone. Was you know, and it's like he's clearly a power forward. Maybe even like a stretch five. Remember, he would never ever tell us how much he weighed. And then he dropped any way to eighty last week Kyle or LeBron. Kouzmines being Chicago. Sorry. No. Let's get in shape. Thick is in. Today's LeBron being a small forward is over because. Any talk about. All right. If they get Davis and then Draymond green green signs with clutch. And I saw online somewhere. It's like what if they get a Davis Draymond green? And lebron. And I'm thinking like that's a weird team on that. Sure. Yeah. I'm not sure you can play those three guys together. Those you're basically had three powerful. It's I think LeBron has now become a hard guy to figure out who is the right team to put with him and the more. I watched the kyri debacle in Boston. It's a Kyrie's kind of perfect for him. Kyrie's is like the greatest heat. Check guy of all time. Right. He could be over there. He doesn't need to be involved. And then if you need him he can carry you for six straight minutes, which is kind of the perfect attitude LeBron and that didn't work out. So I don't know you're absolutely right about kyri. Absolutely. And I think going back the plan was before, you know, all of this stuff happened is that LeBron would shift into this. Point forward and that kyri could carry the scoring load. I think LeBron wanted to despite you know, the the narcissism of any superstar in sports. The thing. Lebron probably deserves credit for, but he didn't get the chance to do is that I think he wanted to this is going back years ago in these conversations, but he wanted to shift into letting kyri be that guy every single night, and I'll still get my points. And I'll play kind of this point forward thing and run the offense through me. And that's how altruism transition as I as it become an older player. And now, it's you know, the numbers are still so impressive. But because his team is losing. And we saw evidence of Luke Walton with a young group last year actually be competitive defensively, which I always bring up because I think it's important to remember that these guys actually competed in we're okay? And we all thought down the stretch last year was like, oh, Luke Walton, he this stat worriers thing wasn't a fluke. This guy knows what he's doing. Yeah. Right now, he is a complete schmuck who has to go coach college because he couldn't figure out how to mesh LeBron. And all these weird veterans Rondos. The only one who's defensible of all those guys they signed. But even that that's a weird failed for LeBron. He's never played with a point guard that can't shoot like that. Yeah. In rondos. I think from especially. In the last few weeks of him being back is a lot. Like what it was in other stretches like that pelicans stretch for Rondo was actually, very unreined. Uh-huh. Like that. He was so locked in every night. And he was consistently great again. And you're like what is this? But that goes back to the whole fit thing. I just really liked that team for him. He had holiday who could guard the other teams point garden but play off the ball on the other end hid Davis. He was was lobbed central who the lob guys on this Lakers team who's he throwing lobster? Right. Other than DeVille javale avail who cruise my guests a little I don't know. So who in the two thousand sixteen finals, what was their crunch time? It was LeBron Kyrie jail arson JR and Richard Jefferson. Right. So think about this is the team that LeBron had the most success with over the last six years. And it's basically Thompson as kind of a rim runner rebounder help defender center. Nice traditional Thompson was like in and out. But then against Golden State like they didn't box them out for three or four and he killed him. So him rebounding Jefferson is just like good perimeter defender. And then trust us is one hundred ahead hidden open shot JR, just as a three point shooter. Just fearless. Everybody loved him. Again. He took his shirt off his ass. Shots kyri is the second scores slash second creator. So my question is if I'm if I'm putting together, so basically he's the power for that lineup. So if I'm putting together another lineup with LeBron already, I'm screwed because Kuzina. What is he's a four. Right. It's the he's not a three I think you can get away with him get away. Great. So all right. Let's say coups MS in the Jefferson role. Yeah. Okay. I'll be it's ever going to be the defender. But. So Ingram is in the JR Smith role. I don't feel great about that. The kyri role is like, you know, it's crazy. And this is really speaks to his game. We left out Kevin love. Oh, wow. That's terrible. But it's actually kind of weirdly fitting. Yeah. All right. So let me start over. Sorry. Kevin. So he seven guys in game seven. So he was playing it was LeBron Thompson. Yeah. Light thirty two minutes, which you would think like. Because then that shifted where there other love. So is LeBron love Thompson, Jefferson kyri. So Jared on the bench, I'm imagining we'll JR played thirty eight minutes in game seven in Jefferson played twenty five minutes. So I mean, I go back to remember the deep how the hell did the Golden State Warriors score thirteen points in the fourth quarter game seven they just wore down from that streak curry was healthy. And then you seriously think because they went for seventy three games, then it kicked in and game seven. That's when they actually get tired. No. I just think I think that season was a grind. And I think they ran out of gas to some degree. But the real problem was Barnes died in the last two games. Barnes couldn't hit a shot. Festus zeal. They didn't have a fifth guy on the ball over curry throws it around his back out of bounds. It would all gets blocked. They Kerr had to take out Barnes Barnes was so bad hit a take him out with six minutes. Yeah. But he Festus blue to layups now that Festus also got he gave up two threes to LeBron or one he found them. And then the other one LeBron made it, right? But I always thought like that was a microcosm game. Like, they just didn't have the fifth guy that just I just refuse to believe because they went for seventy three wins at all of a sudden, it kicked in right, then and there I don't think it's a kick. And I think it's just. I think they just played a lot of like high level playoff type basketball. And they just seemed like it was just too much. They fold you watch that game. They were they didn't even score in the last five minutes. No, no. You just like when it was over you went. Wow. Cleveland just one this. 'cause you just never mean. Golden State still feels that way whenever they're down on the fourth quarter to you're still sitting there gone. All right, whatever like well. It's a great. What if because there's two different? What if one was that? Okay. Sieges should've beaten him in game six and Durant and Westbrook with both atrocious. So you get that. Then you have the dream on punching. Lebron like you go back and watch game for of Golden State Cleveland golden stayed in Cleveland, they're up to one in this is like the game. You figure Cleveland's gonna rig it or the MB is gonna rig it with the wraps for Cleveland or whatever just trying to extend the series and Golden State goes, and they they haymaker them and they win they pull it out down the stretch. And that was it and then Draymond gets ends up getting suspended. But. That series should have been over in five. I think yet should have been. But that's another point that I always bring up where it's so how how were they like the seventy three win pursuit. They weren't tired. Until after that. I that that did change every then I actually thought they were tired and that in the okay see series. They really had to reach deep for that. And I think it's really tough to do that to series in a row, you know, where you were. You're like really reaching into the deep recesses of your soul to pull it out. They should not have beaten. Okay. So. Yeah. At the end of that. Okay. See series, and and granted you're down free one anyway, but they played with an urgency that had to be mentally exhausting. But that's if it were exhausting that. I don't think he would have gone up three one against Cleveland and look at it like like, the eighty seven south fix my favorite team ever that didn't win a title. And they they went to the depths of death with Milwaukee in round two. They're down ten points with six minutes left in game seven they've pulled that out then the next series, Detroit, the famous bird steals. The ball game said game seven is just a bloodbath. They just pull it out. And by the time, they get to the finals. It's just hard. It's hard to keep doing that round after. But I just I even if that's all true. There's no way that I accept that. As the number one. The number one reason number two reason is dream on screw up number three re. Like, there's no number for me. Number one, his dream on number two is I think curry was probably seventy five percent. Yeah. It wasn't drive in the way you normally as but he also three jumpers. And then the third reason I think is that Harrison Barnes just cratered like, but they couldn't play him in crunch time of the biggest game of their season. Because he was so bad. What's take a break? And then I wanna talk about what we would do if we were Mitch Cup. Check. Rob Pelinka right now looking at what what we are. Where we are. And what what the summer's coming for we talking just Hornets traits here. Whatever. With mitch. What did I say Mitch cupped? Magic johnson. Sorry, magic mitch's like wait a minute. Do I get to come back? If we were Magic Johnson, rob Pelinka having lunch today. In Jeanie Buss said you guys got to figure this out. What would that conversation? Some ike. 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It's like Lonzo lonzo's the most open down guy. I love Lonzo. But he's the most up and down guy. They had this is not the reason that they're in a tailspin because lonzo's none out there you love Lonzo. I do love Lonzo. I think I've something a missing there. I don't know that I ever heard you say this for I've I've I buy it. Everyone's Lonzo stock I'm still buying because you think like on a new team by himself cut the rate team in the right situation. That guy's going to be lights out Ingram seven point three Kouzmin heart are four point oh combined, and then they have to more contracts, Wagner and Bunga three point five. So that sixty one million total, and I think the cap is a little over one hundred. So they got forty million to play with. The big moves are they could you know, obviously, Lonzo has vice sodas Ingram kouzmine. You could argue two million years. One of the best deals in the league. He's not an all star. But that's a pretty nice deal here. The free agents kyri Horford Kumba Durant clay Bledsoe Middleton, Rando vucevic, Butler JJ radical Ricky Rubio, those are the top ones. So Magic Johnson. How would you say the Lakers? What do we do? What do we do? Well Davis is still your number one thing here. Okay. Because all right. Let's map this out. How do you feel about Kyrie coming back to Boston now based on all the different people that we talked to and all that kind of stuff we can be less responsible than others. Right. Can we be less responsible? Well, someone can still take a quote from this. And then blame us when it doesn't go that way. But that's that's a new segment we have at the end of the podcast. What's going to be blown out of proportion? Right. I would drive to the airport at this point and make sure his bags were packed mixture. He got on the plane to New York that was. One-way ticket. But that's just me. It took a lot longer to get to the Celtics stuff in this one is. I do want to jump because when when when Boston without Kyrie beat Philly in Philly. I still looked at the east and went it's it's Toronto walkie. And I think the best version affiliates scary as hell, and maybe the best version of this. And that's all I said, and I couldn't believe Boston fans. And look, I I know how this works. But Boston fans being like, are you serious? Oh, you know, let us year regret saying this. And I think what team have you watched. What team? Have you watched in Boston that gives you any indication? There's any evidence that you know, that they're going to be good and into lose some of the games that they've recently lost to lose to the bulls. Are you kidding? It's not just the losses. How are we talking about the Celtics? It's not just the losses. It's. It's the spirit in intensity of these games. When kyri is out there and essentially dean Oliver did this tweet. Because people are like, whoa. What kyri he's the most efficient guy. They had the numbers are so much better when he's out there. But then there are all these numbers about the guys would win. Kyrie's not playing versus the guys when Kyrie's just not in the game. But he is playing and everybody's numbers. When when Kyrie's just not gonna play tonight. Everybody's numbers are so much better than in a situation where he did play, but he's just resting in. That's weird. I can't. Sack when I'm watching in the eye test we play harder when he's not when he's not suited up. I don't know what it is. But the like the net rating with him verse without him was dramatically different favor of them being better without kyri. But there are people plenty of people around the league or like that now who cares. Just watch watch. It's a kyri thing like nobody likes. So the real reason I'm bringing this up and by the way, horford's a thirty million dollar player option. So. And then I'd say, okay. You think he's available? I just didn't know if you were saying he was straight up. I there's a world in which he ops out if you know with the way, the tampering goes if a team might the Lakers like if you opt out we'll give you a hundred twenty million for four years, definitely. That would seem high because I didn't think you'd get that from. It's just think all these teams have cap space. Everybody tampers in somebody's going to send him a film and be like opt out. We'll give you one twenty. I don't even think it has to be one twenty or one would avoid ninety four. So anyway back so yeah. Okay. But the whole point on that is that you, and I don't like, however that shifted of Kyrenia all the positivity. That's a done deal. It's fine. It's fine. It's fine. Like, nobody seems to feel that anymore. The bigger picture issue is you're investing a five year two hundred million plus contract in somebody. Who it just doesn't seem like this situation is going to get happier. That's that would be my fear. Now from a talent standpoint, you're like this is one of the nine at ten guys in the league. That matter we gotta do this. If we put better veterans around him, we can save it. The other side is like well, you just going to let him leave. He lose an asset for nothing. And it's like, well, if he stays he could our other assets might appreciate what happens to maybe. Jalen Brown leads in two years. And then then I'm doing a hail Mary trade for Tatum. And now, I'm built around Kyrenia. Anthony Davis two guys who can't seem to decide what they want we tweak in that. And now I'm being held hostage by those guys, and those are my two big money guys. Whereas Akkad me there's a path of the Boston in getting really ugly in it feels like a season in like, okay. I understand why you might try. I understand why you did everything you did while none of it's gonna it. None of it's gonna work. I know that's what you want to get it back to that at the end. Right. If you're the Lakers, though. Here's the here's the biggest thing. I'd be worried about now. It's not even Boston trading for him. It's not even like the Katie kyri. Anthony Davis, New York. Knicks hail Mary that the Knicks fan seem to think is happening. It's more realistic to me now that Davis could just resign. What the pelicans? This summer that he could look at all his options was that on the list of twenty nine teams, though, it was it was so who is the team that was left out. I think he left out Memphis. Wait a minute. What? So. Let me let me walk you through. Please do. If I'm Anthony Davis. I'm going to the Lakers. I'm playing with the brand James who is now. Going to be in year eighteen this is my sidekick all these other teams that have that he's had that have been unhappy. They'd have to gut the team to trade for me. So that's just me and him and some free agent. I hope we get. Am I in a better situation? Just because they get to live in LA. Now, I'm sacrificing seventy million bucks. Something like that Emma better off just re-signing with New Orleans, and then pushing them to make a trade in like a year. That's my point. Is it is it worth sacrificing? I think it's like sixty seventy million something like that to go to a situation that might be worse at some point. It's just using your situation. You think there's a real argument you made the Laker situation be worse than the pelicans situation. What have they done from a front office standpoint over the last six years that makes you think that that's a competent organization they serious question zero credit for getting LeBron like that seems ridiculous to me go you you ended up getting him. When people weren't sure what was going to happen. Or maybe you don't want to give him any credit because he just wanted to come here. But you know, whatever the results resulted in little credit he more than like some people want to give them zero credit for getting. Brian ten twenty five percent credit. Okay. He wanted to live in LA. Spite houses here, it's colder in the winter that I was told. But all right. So you're Anthony Davis. Would you sacrifice seventy million dollars to play with Blake? There's not with a guy with the injury history that he has. But is we know there's a way he can do some year two years stuff where he can kinda recoup close to what he'd be turning down for that designated player deal. If you're Anthony Davis, would you wanna go to Boston and play with Kyrie Irving who has been one of the top three most Radic supersized rather tally was a lot of people than Kyrie. I wouldn't be crazy about that plan. If you're Anthony Davis would you wanna play with the Knicks and play with K D Kimba and whatever Zion Zion would ever pick. They get the Knicks actually are becoming more and more appealing, which is amazing to me. But if Katie coming out all-star weakness, katie's go to this. I'd be stunned at this point at that didn't happen. So do they not realize it when they move. Move the whole business operation in New York City that everybody's kinda like, oh, so this is a done deal. Yeah. That seemed like a like a red flag, right? Okay. Just hit him repeatedly, citing the one and done contracts and. I'm just saying like they get these these guys get annoyed about people talking about him. And you're like, yes. But you you do things that, you know, the LA home purchase thing is at least you can argue some of it just because so many guys have houses out here that you know, are never going to play here in two houses worth forty three million bucks. It's probably a senior and everybody you do business with as living here. Yeah. Right. Those are red flags. Okay. So anyway, going back to your Anthony Davis assigning with the pelicans thing. I just think it's it's more realistic than it was two weeks ago. Like what if so let's say the can sell the team in the next three months, they bring some new hotshot owner. And and he's like, I'm spending money. The first thing I'm doing I'm not trading. It any Davis. I wanna keep him. We have a huge advantage right now. We can overpay him. He's one of the best power forwards of all time. I'm building my team around and we're going to spend some money we're not going to be a small market team. If I'm Anthony Davis something like all, right? I'll sign the contract. I'll give you a year. And then a push out if I have to so we would just be this year, it'd be nineteen twenty. And then you'd have to revisit this again next summer in like December. Here's here's where I would say, I don't think that's going to happen. I don't know if a sale is done if it would make life against it. I wouldn't. Well, here's here's what I would say about Davis is that he's impressionable. And I think his comments proved that he doesn't really know what the hell's going on. Or he wasn't as aware. I shouldn't put it that way. I don't think he truly understood how this works. And it was okay. I signed with clutch. You know, they they can get me out of here. But I don't have to look like the bad guy, necessarily, and then that got all screwed up. And then when he goes to all star weekend and says, hey, all twenty nine teams are on the list. Then you're like, wow. You really you really don't get this. So that tells me that he's impressionable he somebody that reacts to how he's being cut his five. No, that's fine. But don't forget like we've forget like these guys aren't finished products. You know, he's the dude that was at Kentucky for a year. He was living in New Orleans playing for the pelicans last seven was really not in the spotlight doesn't seem to have that many people around him switched his agents, and is kinda just. Figuring it out, and is probably really impression Mon rich. Pas like we're gonna do this. We're gonna get you the Lakers. We're gonna put you in Space Jam to. And he's like, yeah. That sounds cool. Let's go and then they don't get him to the Lakers. But why then would he decide? Okay. You guys give me the Lakers. So now, I'm I'm calling my own shot. Now her a little bit. Like, I would imagine he's already over the New Orleans thing. And that he still because he's aligned with those guys he still feels like L as the best spot for him. That's the thing. I think you're understands the clippers. I don't know what the clippers are gonna do. I mean, everybody seems to think it's just why I guess I. And then I guess I'm looking at this more from these guys seem to change their mind. There's an ebb and flow to what guys think is the best situation for them in this league that is just super fast where you had the kyri three months ago. You're like this guy could be a Celtic for life. And now might this probably not gonna be in the team next year. I think that's kyri playing everybody. You've Kyd the K D siding with Golden State three years ago. This is where I'm going to be this is the best basketball situation in now halfway through his third year is already we operations to New York. I just think this stuff moves fast, and I'm prepared for anything with Davis is my point people are like we'll go to the Lakers. We'll go. The Knicks is like, I think we should also at least. Bliss the possibility that he just takes the money and stays in Orleans now. All right back to the magic Palinka thing. Not Mitch not Mitch Cup check because he's in Charlotte. They don't have a lot of hail Marys here became to do this last night. And I was like man I was doing over at this morning quick. So yeah, go ahead. You're hill Mary's for the Lakers. Why didn't Paul George go there last summer? Let's start there. There's there's two possible explanations were one of your explanations. I is my favorite conspiracy theory ever. Go ahead. That there was so much tampering that atom just said descends now, you're not going there. That's one. Can I ask a follow up on that? Is that just your theory? I've heard stuff, okay? But who knows I don't know. I dunno. I when you first some of your theories, I'm like what? What did how alone were you this day? Other other theories, the Paul George one that you're just go so much went on that. You can I think it's underselling the fact that he legitimately seems to like the lifestyle in Oklahoma City. Ok that second there. And then the third there is over the course of the year, he decided he just didn't wanna play with the Brian, and maybe talk to some people and was just like, I don't know if I want to hitch by wagon of this guy, and I think that's actually the most realistic of all the theories, especially when you have he's with C A LeBron's with clutch in C, A, advocacy. There's a huge Ravel's Rich Paul leave CA to start grudge CA should see is poisoning him against klatch. And just being like, you don't wanna go. Lebron all these guys are unhappy. Here's this story. That story this story, you love Westbrook. You should just stay here. Go for the money, and they talk them into it. I think that's a bad sign for LeBron with these free agents. And this is something that win has talked about a bunch of times and. Couple of other people have to that. There's a fear of going there. Because if LeBron's team wins everyone praises, the Brian and he gets all the credit. And if LeBron team loses everyone else's the blamed, and he doesn't get any of the blame. So I think other people's see then go why would that what I want to do that? Especially if I'm that guaranteed title, you know. But that's what was so weird about the George thing is I think those are concerns that other players do have. But I don't think it's all the players like now this is turning into nobody ever wants to play with LeBron. And you're like well, look Anthony Davis wanted to go there. And I still believe that he wants to go there. I thought Paul George wanted to go there at some point. So either he really loves Westbrook and really loves Oklahoma City or some of that stuff changes mind. But like the great thing about George is that if you are that alpha like a Westbrook or LeBron. He's actually okay with it. He's okay fitting, he's he's the opposite of Jimmy. But do you think this Padre saying would have happened? If he was on the Lakers what he's done this season. 'cause I to MVP. The way the the fact that he's basically been the best forward in the lake don't count yada says afford. Williams a center, I don't even he has no possess. She's alien. He's an a I don't think LeBron would have mind. Deferring though, you know, look, if it can happen with Westbrook. Actually, I do think it could happen with. Okay. Honestly, if it's happening with Westbrook. That'd be the guy. They start there. That's a catastrophe. Now, if if I actually think it's realistic. It could happen with the broad 'cause the just how good he is athlete is a two way player and how he's gone up level. Could happen them. Not getting Paul George is a catastrophe because all the money, they spent you Casey p and land Stevenson all those guys if they just had Paul George with Kouzmin Ingram up. It's really interesting team, Josh heart. Lonzo will now you get those four, you know. I mean, it would it would probably ruin Ingram. Kuzma finds a way look who's effort level. So you probably trade Ingram in January February for something. Anyway. I I wonder if people would sign there there's a lot of other appealing options, even the clippers versus the Lakers usually organization verse organ is Asian. You're not tying your destiny into somebody. Who's got three years left on his day? Who's gonna be near eighteen who who knows it might like we saw with Kobe's when it's over. It's over just kinda. That's it. You just go on the down on the downhill, and it's over. No, that's always gonna funny because it'll be like if it's a certain guy, you'd think he's getting just invincibles. We may talk about it'd be like well Kobe. He's nobody's gonna want as bad as he is. And you go. No, it's over. Pinning paint. He played forever. We're doing Tom Brady. Now one of these years. It's just going to be over for Tom Brady, and that's going to be it heroin statistically, and then people will go don't you can't quit on them though. And you're just what am I supposed to do? It's week ten. Yeah. He's see cancer an out. So that Kimball Walker. Let's say. Did talk into oh. In two thousand sixteen. We had LeBron had the kyri. Now, here's Kumba Kemba could be the kyri. Would you do that? Would you spend thirty million a year for Kemba Walker? Making the make him the number two. I like Kemba a lot. And I was watching him. Again, was it last night means Zeller really went off. So I was more locked in Zeller ladders Eller lot Zeller last night. But when I look at Campbell with the rules in the way, it's efficient. You can't touch them. So I think he's always going to be able to get open like he's just that quick is dribble side to side. I'm not just talking about crossovers with the way he finds like I'll watch him because I on paper when I look at the Bill, that's due Kemba. I go, you know, what I would just do me. Like, hey, you're heck of a player not paying you that I'm sorry. But that's not really what we're asking. We're asking. Hey, when you're desperate. And you can't add anybody else is Kemba better than four players. You're not getting all guys you're not getting Klay Thompson. I don't think plays thing. Yeah. You're not getting Kawai. 'cause I think the co I would have pushed for that last year. He didn't. So now, I'm already in the second tier free agents down looking at Al Horford, hoping he apps out. I'm looking for Eric Bledsoe clutch client Crispin if so it's been really good this year. Chris Middleton, Julius Randle, Nick, vucevic, JJ Rettig. Like this goes back to my point like the Lakers are fucked. If this Davis trait doesn't come through or unless they can convince or Kemba Walker to come. There's no road map for them to even really be a contender. I don't think the fact that kyri thing is even a real thing is incredible. And speaks to everything you're talking about how we're locked into one. We think is going to happen. And all of a sudden, it's like imagine if you had said before the season starts be like, hey, you know, what I could imagine around February this thing we're feels like it's a real opportunity for kyri to go to LA to play. Lebron you'd be like what fuck saying? I'm not gonna do we. Every week. We're still the whole. Yeah. We're going to do like once a month with you. That'd be like, I'm feeling a resilient John Dennis podcasts. Like what? Who? So I I look at Kemba is is not a perfect thing at all. I wouldn't like that Bill. But what you're doing? Here is is what the teams are doing. Is you run through all these scenarios? I'm sure half the GM's at sign some of these contracts. Go Jesus I don't want to sign this guy for this. But you have to and Kemba is better than some of those other opportunity. It's the same thing is is Jimmy Butler. Like, I don't know who's going to give Jimmy he ever in it to your do. Right. I don't know that he's going to get everything he wants. But I can understand. Tobias Harris, another one. Oh, you do. Sorry tobias. So but see doesn't it feel like in? This is not only. No. But it feels like what to- bias you're going is. He the guy that like the Sixers have to sign one of those two guys. I think they signed Tobias, right? Yeah. So you just go through the teams. Now you start talking if you're the Lakers. All right. Well, what if we take a chance on somebody? If you take a chance on an expensive superstar snob in the Blake Griffin conversation. So let's say Detroit wants to get. I mean Detroit's been playing well lately I thought they going to miss the playoffs. It actually seems like they might make the playoffs. Rigidly accident has like a monster. He can be good for like a month where you're like Reggie Jackson, but say Detroit wants to get out of that contract. Lakers package some stuff and they get Blake. I don't think that makes them a contender. I think LeBron Blake is a weird combination. Set doesn't work coming to keep going. But see, I don't think any of this stuff. These are weird combinations of no. Dame Lillard has been open about I don't wanna leave Portland. I love it here. So now CJ McCollum does that change the game for LA? No. The only guy who I think would have been a really fastened. Anyone is towns, and now towns is become untradable because basically since Butler left he's been on a tear, and the potential that he's shown to be like, maybe a first team all MBA guy a year or two the keys now untradable, so he's not on the table. I just don't know what the options are. Well, I don't I don't either other than I think it's all all in for Davis. And I'm still, you know, as watching identify the players only broadcast NBA TV's been doing some different things. Now with these these broadcasts where they had like a studio watching a game. And then just talking over the game the whole time. And I think it's I hate it. What's happening is is that because it's this conversational thing, which I think being Gundy in Jackson Breen to a really good job with or they'll call the game. Yeah. And then they'll these these moments where they kinda hit a radio topic yet. And if you balance it, right? It's great. You'll donate a play by play guy. Right. But when you do it the whole game and nothing's going on with the game. And you never let the game breathe, and you talk the whole two and a half hours and it just nonstop that's hit the mute button. It's Br it's it's it's too much. And that's you're right. That's the play by play guy raining all this stuff in. But there's all these guys that still feel like that Lakers. Offer was like this really great offer for Davis. And always surprises me. I don't quite get why anybody wouldn't want to wait around to figure out what the better options are. But are we still we're still doing Lincoln magic? 'cause I have one more options for you. Well, what about what if you said, this is it, Bradley Beal? No, all right. Let's be terrible. The rest of the year. Let's throw it away was trying to get like a top seven pick because that will help us. Get davis. Would get LeBron shutdown come up with some fake injury. And the problem is a it's the young guys would actually could actually potentially play better. They're not that far out there twenty nine and thirty one right now, there's only four teams worse than them their schedules. Brutal at the end of the schedule. There's only four teams worse than them in the west. Unfortunately for them Jesus. There's eight teams worse than them in the east. I don't know. It's probably. Yeah. I don't like the hail Mary for them is I still would put faith into being able to convince Davis because he signed with the same agency to be able to get him here. But fast any is you can't even come up with a plan B. And I can't either what's plan b if Davis doesn't come through. This is my whole point. I don't know what they're planning be is like this has a chance to head to direction where a year from now. He's like you guys got to trade me. So now you're calling for. Here's the thing. That'll be we'll put this at the end of the podcast that thing that people Simmons says Lakers will have to trade. Lebron LeBron will ask for trae the bradtha. Yeah. Now, the the blood or portion is going to be me saying I would drive Kyrie to the airport at this point. I'm just angry. I'm angry about the kyri thing. I'm not even rational anymore. Don't listen to me. I carry I know I agree with you about the plan d thing because I mean, this stuff is hard. It's it's hard. But it's always worked before. It's always work. You go to Miami. Boom it works. Okay. Now, I'm going back to Cleveland. And that's why when this whole thing put together now if he hadn't missed eighteen games. They're in the playoffs. Maybe does seem as dire. Maybe people are nearing some the same stuff that was happening. The beginning of the year. Even though we had this nice defensive stretch. I think before he had gotten her. But what it will end up being is is too much money for Jimmy Butler or too much money for Kemba. Like, that's that's so is that the hail Mary Jimmy Butler. Yeah. And the thing is I don't think Jimmy was even like a preferable guy. I'm not even talking for the Lakers. I'm not sure LeBron do you think they actually need because I think they need a scoring guard. That'd be my number one draft pick. My number two. Traffic would be a rebound rim-protector. I don't I actually don't think they need another wing. I think they need like Damian Lillard Kemba Walker kyri type, and I think they need like a miles Turner type. Those would be my two preferences. 'cause they defensively they're atrocious. And offensively they're a mess. They're they're way way way up down. I always think that kinda anybody basketball wise like you have to figure out a way to fit in around LeBron. But the reason everybody gets so excited about this team was that is the best athletes. The best athletes is ever played with they're going to be able to run it. You know, the pace is up. And it was I don't know how much basis changed since he's come back. I mean Lillard would be the guy I think Lillard somebody who's wanted to play with for such a long time. But Lillard it's not exactly good defensively. I mean Lillard always on the other guy when when they're matched up against another good point guard. I have one more guy for you. Is it taking on walls contract to get Bill? Carmelo. So this is back to your tank thing. Wait, a second taking on John wall's contract to get. Beal was I was thinking you make that up. Yeah. In the ride over today is that a special really, would you? I mean, it feels a bit like Otis Smith, you know, where see how that would wear. It's brutal. I don't even know if they can get to that number. So that would be. Wow. This is a gay. I'm kind of jealous of this one. So you're saying. So you're saying they would they would have all this. They would have like forty million cap space. They take Beal end, they take John wall. Is bill. Good enough to take on wall, which is like forty four million bucks, and they just kind of absorbed. Well, actually that goes up because wells extension kicks in next year. So it's probably like fifty five million here. I'll have it here in a second. ACO bad. I mean, it's fifty seven seventy now. No, no, no. Yeah. Is it? Oh, my God sixty four million for those two next year. The you'd have to trade sixty s so you have to go. I mean, the naval Morty million in cap. I wouldn't do that. I think you could get there. I mean, I always feel like you can always find a way if you want to see he'll isn't good enough to take on in bill's been awesome. Okay. Like, there's certain things that Beal some nights. Like, would you agree that even if we both really like Bill there are moments where you go. If you're really one of those guys, it's more consistent. And it seems like he's better. How funny would it be to? We've seen him go on this tear without wall. And the has actually traded for both of you guys. So you actually you're still going to play with them. And then she could redirect Walsum how that doesn't make sense probably impossible but wall two years ago. I mean, incredible. So could you talk if you had no other options could you take on both of those deals telling you? You're going to get you back in like December. Yeah. So you'd have to trade, I don't even think it works contracts. I don't even I don't even think there's a way to make it work. You'd have to basically trade all your young guys for that. Think that works. Forty four sixty four. You gotta get. You gotta put Lonzo anchorman. The deal. And then you're getting rid of every like, that's who you are. Yeah. I don't know if that works. So the eggs are in the Davis basket. What would be your dream? You're the biggest LeBron fan ever what your pipe dream, which you're pipedream move. Is it you you make the Davis trade? But then you also get who Klay Thompson Kemba. This is what you do Davis. But see, then I don't know what's left over. Because once you do the Davis trade same way. Like, I don't know what's left over to trae like the other piece has to be a free agent, but I would do Davis. And then I would have talked to Kendrick Lamar and have them signed Lillard to his record label three album deal. Are you excited for the Brown's album with two chains coming in March? I is he really going to do this. Yeah. I'm not he's he's having about LeBron ho that I actually let's take a break. The new Microsoft surface. Pro six can help you get things done. Whether you're on the field or running a business take Brian Iraq PLO and Michael Griffin to former NFL teammates who have opened a cupcake shop with the surface pro they can do everything they need from setting schedules to create and promotions for social media and designing new flavors. Plus, it's lights superfast has a great battery life, Brian and Michael are proving you can tackle all your passions with the power in speed of the new surface pro six talking about LeBron quick LeBron with the speech about how the young guys have to just breathe basketball. And they have to be all about basketball and whatever in meanwhile, he's the host of the shop. His do it out with two kids. He's bringing backspace Jim yields multiple companies. He's going to Duke for random reasons design Williamson impersonal off days. One of the most hypocrites moments in the history of recent history of the basketball National Basketball Association. I really enjoyed it. I was thinking about something for the ringer. Yeah. You me Chris Ryan, and we're other two white guys. We can find show called the ship. And if we do it from a boat. We talk about different issues. The ship like at like a sailboat rowboat we have to just like like the guys at yet rack. Yeah. Corrigan's? Talking tubes. Chris Ryan who are a bucket hat every episode? I'll do a whole host spiel about has sports is a business. Japan businessman. I'm just playing that one. Is this the business people forget that? It's a business. Yeah. This ship the ship. I like it. Let's workshop that. Are we done talk about the bra? I I don't think he has any outs. And I actually think this could lead to him getting traded. Eventually, I don't know if it's him getting traded. I just think it'll get to everything we've talked about here. Not none of this is like the hill. Mary path of like, what could they actually do? That's why this is so hard, right? But you could see there's a real easy near like we could be in the beginning of stages of how bad this could end up looking. And I think that's the whole point that we're making the point that you're making that I that I agree with that. They could whiff again this summer like this could really be a disaster. This the closest parallel I can think of is when the Kobe Dwight Howard Nash. Gusau was a song. Who is the fourth guy? Saw. So you saw in that kind of cratered fast. And then it became clear at some point that there was no way out, and this was going to be really bad for a couple of years and it happened abruptly. And now, it seems like oh, yeah. Of course that made says Nash was broken downs. White Howard is Dwight Howard. But at the time as I holy shit. This might this might really go south on these guys in did will remember you guys covered it quite a bit on countdown and yet. Hey block every every every. How? On their watch it you're like do people. But it was it just kept. We're like when is it going to click when's it going to click onto any just it just never did. But that team on paper at least felt like it was supposed to be competitive this team for the Lakers. Even LeBron been health is the whole time. If everything else is right. I didn't I didn't think they'd be a head of. I don't think it'd be a four seed maybe a five seat at best. Would you trade for Lonzo viewer? Another team. You know, I think the problem with Lonzo is that we get a sampling of what lavar is still about yet. And I actually had more respect for lavar when he just didn't give a shit. Yeah. And you allowed yourself to be muted because LeBron didn't want hear from you. So actually, even though I don't like any of it. I respected him more. When the hey, man, you're big baller brand. Like, and you let somebody kinda just shut you up for a few months. You think he got punked a little bit? Yeah. Okay. So come on the VAR the fact that that happened this year, and I'm about to trade for his son. Like his dad is gonna just the next stop. If he's on another team is going to be brutal. Yeah. And it's pointless. I mean, some of this stuff is stupid like well. I couldn't believe they wouldn't put my son in the summer league. Come onto, you know, every coach sucks. He doesn't even talk. Like, yo they take him out if you're eight minutes. Well, it was pretty standard pattern to substituting in the NBA that. You know, a lot of people understand. So I've I like him with a certain team. I just feel like the father is going to go off again. And if I have a week coaching staff, or I have unproven GM, I would wouldn't be wouldn't be thrilled to sign on for that. Rough times for the Lakers was talking about Dirk Nowitzki. Pretty cool. That was really cool last night with Doc Rivers, if you're whiskey would you wanna be going through this this year? Do you wish you retired? What like do you like being trotted out as like this member that guy? Oh, you were really great in that. Now, you're not great anymore. But let's we'll Moran of applause for the great Nowitzki. Would you feel good about that about about that? I would personally enjoy it. But part of me wonders if he enjoys it or if he's embarrassed by it, I think he's enjoyed it. I do like he's enjoyed. Yeah. I. Those kinds of things that you always feel like, hey, look if you're into it. That's fine. I wouldn't wanna look like that running around for eleven minutes night. I would have rather retired the year before that's kind of how I feel. But I also it's up to each person if the individual he clearly has made peace with the fact that he can no longer really play basketball, it even a medium level, but he enjoys being on a team. He wanted to do the tour one more time he likes Donncha, and and he's going through it. But I I was I was thinking about these guys because I remember bird in ninety two just didn't want to go through it. He was just like like his last season. He averaged twenty game. And he's like, yeah. I could be out there. The back brace for three more years get checks, but I don't wanna do that other guys always kind of hang on for that extra year two years. Usually, it's the centers. It's rough like Peres had like three more years that nobody remembers where he's like Charlotte, Chicago Ewing, how has had some of the Moses bounced around a keen bounced around shack. Was on the fucking Cavs. And Celtics like there's always a couple of mcgready was on the Spurs. See web was on the Sixers Carmelo had what he had the last year not to put him in the class of those guys ever had. You're right. Had we always forget. But I think once it gets to the level of like Dirk it gets. It gets a little weird for me. Because I think he's one of the best like sixteen of all time. It gets back to like if he's having fun with it. Then I'm I'm not gonna knock it. I'm not going to criticize right to watch them run around though, it was so like, hey last year is making some buckets sit here like all right? And then I remember like the first Dallas game I wash sheer I went. Oh, my God might this looks really bad. Like Wade clearly needs. This Wade is enjoying this kid still have rights. Yeah. He's out there closing and he hits a couple of buckets. But weighed like the they have the roast all star weekend for him. Like he as weird. It's almost like he's doing his own thing that he wants to feel like it's separate from the achievements with LeBron, and that's cool too. I mean, he was he was awesome player. And if that's what you wanna do who who knows? So I don't I don't blame Dirk for wanting to be out there. Like, I'm never one of those dues like, I don't I don't like it. When people tell guys, oh, you should have done this. You should have should be the guy. Right. Should be up to him. It just if it were me personally, I would hate to be out there knowing like I can't run anymore. It's pretty rough. Because it is it's weird. Because I thought that anybody he would be able to play until he was like forty eight because it wasn't like he was that coordinated or fluid to begin with, you know, footwork, but he went he was always I kinda lumbering. But now it's like he his bottom of half of his body is not working anymore. They had some tweet the two days ago. It was like dirt woods get a season. High fifteen points is actually a tweet like fit. That's his season is fifteen points. Can you name scrub this is putting you on the hot? I love their wits. That's the only reason I bring this up. Can you name the last few teams that Moses Malone was on? Why I remember there was there was Atlanta in the after nineties two years right with Washington after the Sixers traded him. There was he was a spur for like a year. That's so good. Was there? There was one more that I'm forgetting there's two more two more. So he was traded. That was the area's traded for Brad Daugherty and eighty six draft yet. Nice little run in Washington medical, excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me. Brad Daugherty was traded the number one pick. Roy hinson. No Moses was Jimmy and cliff Robertson treads ever now on cliff Cliff Robinson, former globetrotter. Yeah. Right. Jan rolan. Right. Then he was with Atlanta. And the thing is when he was traded dude when he was traded to the bullets. He was still only thirty one. Yeah. He's laid like one hundred thousand minutes. So you went to Atlanta, then he's with Milwaukee. Oh, I forgot the Milwaukee. That's a good one two years then Philly again ninety three ninety four. Remember that one fifty five games? I didn't three number four. So that's after Barclay left. Yeah. Well, then back to Philly, and then Moses thirty nine years old with the Spurs still averaged three in three in nine minutes. That was good. Really good call in the spurts. I I remember Hakeem was Toronto. But I think there was there another to another team for him. After that, the Toronto thing was over it because when they got him they felt like, oh, he's we have something here. And then it was over. It was it was rings me back to the point with LeBron. It's it just that one year. Toronto over Ewing had the I think one or one Seattle year and then ended up in Orlando. I think had like a like at least one year window. Yeah. But parish was like bouncing around through through the midnight. His parents has a ring from the bulls. They had a free agent tracker. He was like he was on the bottom line here, by the way a kimes last year with Houston at thirty eight still had a PR of twenty one. And it was a good Houston team. That was the Barclay. They they were still kind of in the mix. And then as soon as he left it was it was it was bad that last year with Toronto. All right. So let's do did you want Daniel Ewing's numbers or Patrick? They you Daniel Ewing and thought about him in a while. So I wanna do playoff matchups. Okay. Does it? We're going to do this every week until the playoffs. Just because I think it's fun the east the east is rough. So right now, if it ended today, we have Milwaukee in Charlotte in Radwan, Charlotte's twenty eight thirty to Milwaukee is almost at a ten point differential in that is going to be a sweep and it's going to be ugly. Toronto detroit. Detroit's eight and two in their last ten and they have a guy who I think is gonna make the NBA Blake Griffin. I think he's gonna be thirty mile bay forward. Still not excited about that series. But at least it has a chance to be a little more competitive, Indiana Brooklyn is your three six, I know. Yeah. I like Brooklyn as well. Philly Boston is your four five. That's the worst possible thing for the Sixers and for the league. That's a that's a really bad. I wrote I'd rather see that in the second round. Would you pick the Sixers right now? Or would you stay with Boston considering how well they seem to do against them. Because there's nothing makes me want to pick the Celtics against anybody. But there'd be certain things the playoffs last year watching that most recent game again or for just gets up for Embiid. He's he's figured out and beat in sleight that they lost the bulls and a hate overact in a regular season losses. They got destroyed by the bulls. The bulls had like a hundred twenty six points Markkanen was like the best guy on the floor. I almost would you trade Tatum for marketing tweet. But have you seen Markkanen side glass, Mayes unbelievable? Yeah. He like when I do trade value again he's gonna have to be in the top twenty. How many white guys you're gonna have your top five marketing? You know, what's weird about Markkanen? He has. He brings the ball up like off rebounds and has like ideas of what to do and confined people on fast breaks or like take it to the hole, and he's got he's not like a dunk over people. But he's got this weird kind of leaner, Dirk game already where he's like in traffic bouncing off dudes and hit little Bank shots, and I really liked that guy's game. I was impressed. I I'd seen him before that gay. But anyway, Philly Boston would be your four five at might. Guess is that Indiana, Indiana is gonna drop I don't think that's sustainable to seltzer somehow to Naff games behind them. We're at game sixty. So yesterday, chilly passes, Indiana. And then it's Indiana Boston for five Ray. I just I just kept waiting for the Pacers to keep looked like guy. This isn't gonna last it's gonna last they're gonna start losing games. It's not gonna last they they they did the Odin. Everybody's stepped up thing after all depot with up, but I don't think that's sustainable for three months. Eight or nine games. Yeah. No. I don't get it. Maybe maybe we're both missing something. All they're great defensively. Lemme ask you this. Philly brooklyn. Satis slam dunk from Philly 'cause I kind of feel like it's not. I don't I don't believe. This Brooklyn thing you watch him every night every one of their games is fun. Everything's competitive. Russell who is somebody. I've never really liked is figured some things out. They have he's hard Inish without the free throats. We really is. But I I don't think I'd get that carried away. I'd be more likely to pick Brooklyn against Boston than I would be against philli. The all-time ironic playoff upset that's ever happened. Boston pillages their picks. The fact that Brooklyn's a six seed after having that many like that's like going through a front office scandal and losing picks what they had to go through. And you're supposed to be terrible after that and the factor competitive. Now, you know, I don't know what it means wrestle in. These fourth quarters is one of the revelations of the whole season. I really feel like he can go to to-to-to gets any star in the league in thinking about and get three pointers and good shots his own team. The remember this is a this is months ago. I don't know I'm not gonna bother looking it up. But remember they they come back in Houston. In and overtime. They kept Dinwiddie on the floor and didn't right. Russell back. I remember. And that's when I was still like, okay, Russell's just the high usage to put up the numbers. But like this is acted saying. All right. You know, what we made the run without him. And we're not even gonna put it back out on the floor it. Okay. Despite the numbers is by people saying he's turned the corner. This is telling me everything I need to know. They're not putting them back out there. And I think roof did come back and win that game. And is he restricted or unrestricted? I didn't I didn't put him in the Laker thing. Because obviously that would not sign and there, but I do feel like. You know, if you're talking about Knicks guys in Katie trying to put together the perfect team to play with him. Would you rather have for the next five years career? Russell. I can't believe we're doing this. Not an instant Cutty interesting. Kyrie right. Is he stuff with Kyrie's bothers me too. Like that's something that I don't think has ever factored into the kyri contract. Like, it's just understood all your maximum. Are you ok well, you have to all right? Yeah. No. I know they took the Staples out of his kneecap. He's fine. What got hurt again would even better than before. What? So let's your I'm ready to go there Russell's five years younger, my expectation is he would keep getting better. Right. You would think he would just they I really feel like if you're if you're trying to figure out who who has hardened potential of all these twenty three and under guys who has a chance to be like a potential impact guy offense away to the point that they're in an MVP conversation of all these all these permanent dudes would he's shown this year. Like if you figure he gets twenty to twenty five percent better over the next four years. This might be a guy who are just thirty a game. I can't believe I'm saying this. I'm I'm shocked as anybody, you know, how normally I would just feel like what what the fuck. Are you talking about? He's just the fact that he's done this this year, and it's not like a losing guy. Okay. Now, this this league can be really misleading. There are guys that put up big numbers on shitty teams. And our loser losing players. You know, what happens all the time was always my DeMarcus theory in Sacramento yet. But Russell the fact that they're winning and they're competitive like you have I've had to correct my whole Russell thing. But again, I don't think I was wrong when he was a pig, and they lost all these games. Like, I wasn't wrong. When I was like, no fangs and he's a late bloomer this. So in February nine games, she's twenty six game. Eight assists a game and the shots are unconscious shots then threes a game. And he's making thirty six percent, which is solid for the volume is up to four free throws a game for this month. I mean, the free throws to me are the are the red flag with him. I like when guys go to the line. I when you're just jump shots. And that's it makes me a little nervous last month. The one on the floor. Takes these free throws drives me nuts with Tatum. They don't ever really take him should have nine free throws a game. And he doesn't. He's taking twenty footers. I don't wanna make it about the Celtics game. But see like a young like trae young is. He was reading rate last night had some really good games. I worry about some of the shots stuff. You know, like whenever I hear about Westbrook. Right. Like, Westbrook's totally changes game. And, you know, Royce young somebody who I love because he's so good on the funder. And if you're watching all eighty two like, I can't hang with you. You're watching them all eighty two. But I keep hearing about like, oh, no, Westbrook's different. He's deferred. That's allow Paul George. I'm sorry. Whenever I watch the thunder. I don't really it doesn't look like he'll play off Schreuder is in. Okay. Like, I'll notice that. But he's still taking it is the only thing like one less shot a game. Then he was last year. He looks the same. He's deferring though in the last five minutes furring more than he does. But that was when he had absolutely nobody else with them other than the bad version of Ola depot, and maybe George do an extent last year. So I know that like the beat guy for the thunder is going to win this. I'm willing to concede it except when I watch him. Doesn't look all that different. And when I look at Westbrook, I go why can't you just take those those five shots that suck in her horrible? How about you? Just don't take those five and everything else. It'd be fine. Trae young he should be fine. When he takes threes when you're this. Yeah. If you're gonna make one out of every four threes don't take threes. Trae young. I'm glad you brought him up because he was a butt of every joke this summer because it was really bad in the summer league. And it got so bad that I actually started a feel bad for him. And on top of the fact that he's traded for this guy. That's going to be like, maybe a franchise generates no supervisor. But he has been awesome lately. But he still has a little like, always worry. You know, how the roster's built around a young guys the neighboring roster your neighboring him to pull up throwing we knew that left. We knew there gopher for him. This year was to try to win the rookie of the year to let him take a ton of shots. Make all his mistakes and actually think and lose and actually gets worked in his favor because I loved watching him in college and something happened to him and like that last month or so were you could see like it was too much hype too much pressure too much media attention, and it definitely seemed like it affected a. Goes to summer league's sT thing didn't seem confident and I've actually enjoyed watching the hawks because I like cons to their big three a heard or Collins and young. Hurter herders the bird the other two are the Mikhail's max guy on this Russell stuff. So trae young the stats back it up. He's twenty two and nine is taken seven f three's a game. He's making forty four percent of them. And this is like this is for for his stats this month. This is like their best case dream scenario of how this trae young season would play out if you say twenty to nine over forty percent on three and run in the team reasonably well. Like that's a fucking win for them this Dallas pick and become a good pick. That's not the worst Trevor. No, he's so good to when they run that. I think it's a really bad trade that no I do too. I. And how bad it is. It's nice that he's going to work at him Bagley is going to work out. And this is not like a Darko situation or at the beat right, right? There was like there was like bags fucking awesome. I love bag we they still should take Luca. But I love bag. I love watching them that was fun watching battery against the warriors. Oh my God. We saw that. Yeah. Watch. Are you kidding? I get who doesn't want to watch a kings warriors kings a problem. So that brings us to Western Conference. Yeah. What a great transition which I didn't even mean to do. It was it was wonderful. So Western Conference. We have some problems because we need to get the clippers out of there. Nobody wants to them in the playoffs. Other respect to the clips. I finished the sopranos. I wanna start a podcast called I'll do respect. Wait a minute. You just rewatching all research eighty six and five weeks. I just started madman again. Oh, maybe I'll watch that with you off. Yeah. Maybe I'll start it. Okay. Trek? Jimmy barrett. The comedian so perfectly great they cast that that might be the greatest cash show integrate ever. It's everybody's best. I ended be credited somehow unbelievable and Jimmy Barrett stuff Western Conference, Golden State. So he's don't wanna do madman right now. No. No, no. I want to say, no. But I just thought we need to come up with a top five ranking of guys if you met them, you might be standoffish too because you hated their character on TV so much and you're willing to laugh. Yeah. Cereal Jimmy barrettes in their Jimmy. And he's he's awesome. He was also in loss to the guy. But like the the white president in one of the twenty fours never him. Like, I feel like if I ran into him at a cocktail piece. I would just be like nice to meet you. And I would sorta like way about mayor Garcetti and the wire, and then he became little finger on thrones tonight. I think I'd actually like him. But I disliked. Yeah. Course Eddie is LA right now Garcetti car, Katie. Right. Richard come check into. I actually kinda liked car Keti though, I didn't think he was a bad guy. Who I felt like all right? I'll anyway, so back to the standings, Golden State versus San Antonio one eight. That's what everybody wants is. It is it whatever wants I want Golden State Sacramento. I want Sacramento to get in. I thought this. You just said San Antonio. I don't want that. Yeah. Denver clippers is two seven. Okay. See Utah is three six that'll be fun. It was awesome rivalry. Now. Did you catch the whole game? Right. Was that Friday house? Night. I actually felt like Paul Georgia's gonna win the game for. Okay. See which was the first time. I really thought it was like a Paul George has this. We did it and he did it. And then, you know, what's funny about like bad shots, though, Mitchell forces it like he's kind of back whatever the version of that we were waiting for him to come back. Like, I'm not I'm not dogging Donovan Mitchell, adult, and I think we know the way they're built, you know, they're a weird team in that. It's kind of one guy. That's like I can save a possession in there. You don't have anybody else. It's very Westbrook. He had they use him. If it's like ten seconds left in the shot clock, though spread out firm, and he can at least get a shot, and he's good at getting to the rim and kind of making something and then go bear comes in with his long arms, and they'll save whatever just happened. I don't know how sustainable that is in the playoff so into think that it beat okay last year. So I'm signed me up for that. Because he thought you know, if anything that regular season game has a preview, that'd be awesome. I think Portland Houston before five I think that one's really. Fun to I'd I'd enjoy that. So really, here's where we need to get to we need Denver. San Antonio to be the two seven I really enjoy that little old school Yokich ball movement against this weird Spurs team there will be nothing more Spurs than win that series two. And be like, you know, what we got. We got one a Denver. Yeah. Worriers kings. So here's my question to max Rudy gay the kings are only one game in the loss column out of the seven spot. If it's kings nuggets to seven would you just blindly pencil Denver into round two? Or would you would you really think about it? Because I really think the kings have some upside, and I think they're going to be incredibly tough to beat in Sacramento in a playoff series. You can beat them. But that crowd's going to bring it they have so much energy. I love FOX. I love how intense he is. They got the three point shooters the Barnes thing. There's a calming, you know, he's just better than Iman Shumpert saris. Get some bucket guys seventy-five big games that his career, you know, and in a playoff game. He's gonna be comfortable even if he wasn't three years ago. The easiest thing to do is just write off. Hey, it's new it's still new they're young and whatever they have played hard all year long. Yeah. They play faster. Thank their record could be better. They've had says this is not some you know, as you. I it's easy. If you haven't watched them where you would go out, whatever this is this is gonna fade out this is gonna fade out. I don't think it is. Because Bagley has gotten better every month. And that's the Bagley and Barnes are two things. They didn't have two months ago, Willie Cauley Stein. Who like a lot of guys around the league? We're like oh that guy. You know? He's a good playoff guy. Yeah. That's somebody twenty. Half game. Yeah. So I wouldn't December Sacramento's I'm telling you. That's like a toss up for me, mentally, I think that would win because the game seven, but I just don't feel like those teams are that far off. But even you know Denver's kind of weird in that you look at the record in depending on the week. They can still be looking at the one seed. But. Other than Yokich. There's guys that are real hit or miss around him. Right. You watched them some nights. And you're like man, I wouldn't trade Jamal Murray for anybody. And then there's other nights, you're like. Oh, all right. Well, these these are the bad is they remind me of like a like a old school Brad Stevens. So thanks playoff team. But with yoga as a select two years ago. Just a lotta these random dudes where it's like allow Beazley's out there in crunch time. Okay. But then they'll make it work. But I just think they're trusting a lot of guys who have been there before which is no different than the kings. But that's my point. I feel like you have to young teams with really no playoff experience at all other than Millsap and Barnes. And at that point all bets are off. I think it'd be really I think that'd be a fun series is Cain. The words would beat them. But the kings would have like they'd win game. Three be Superfund. Yeah. That that warriors kings game was was awesome. Because it wasn't like there. Certain warriors nights. I think you could put that Saturday night game this past week against the rockets where you go. Okay. So you guys aren't into this and your and you can just win it. And it was the Docker was one of the smartest things dockers has ever said. He goes I want the best player to be in the lineup on the opposing team. Because as soon as he's not in it, then I know I'm not getting nearly the same might try, and that's what's going to happen. And I think that's what happened there when they played Sacramento close. And you're washing your on Golden State like trying like they're in this, and this that's the big difference. I talked about Meyers about I saw him at all star weekend. And. We were just talking about how there's just no fear anymore with these teams in his like Yam in. They've been playing us now for five six years a bunch of the other teams in the league player style now. And it's not it's not like it was in two thousand fifteen where people were like what the fuck is this God what they're gonna play Draymond at center. What's going on? And now it's like everybody plays like them. Do you miss that at all the newness of that the freshness the horrifying nature like if you hated goal day? Then of course, you don't miss it. I actually missed the pre dream warriors where it was just really curry and Klay where it was just like this is a team. That's never wanted. This is the type of team that has never won a championship in the history of the week. And they might actually win the championship. I that that was a really fun run. I want to admit something here because I think 'cause we both liked Durant that I know I probably wasn't as bummed out about Durant going there because I thought it was pretty clear you wanna play with Westbrook anymore, and he won't basketball happy, and I'm like good for him. But then if I say that then that means like fundamentally LeBron decided, hey, I wanna take the mid level and go play there to that. I'd have to be okay with it. And that would of sucked. Yeah. In obviously, it's impossible isn't going to happen. He'd la- Ramadan ever do that. I'm looking forward to Durant leaving me too. Because I think the league needs the reset. I miss, you know, just like when Phoenix kind of fella get saved basketball for a weird stretch for maybe the talent depth wasn't there in the league in this league is so deep now a town. It's awesome. But we need a reset. I love watching those horrifying warriors moments early on because it was new and you're like this is sick. And I began fan like I became a fan. Just because it was so much fun to watch. I remember, you know, when Denver was the one seed that year, and it was almost like a band that you had heard before any of your friends, and I'm on the radio show picking him against Denver. And I thought they should've beaten San Antonio after that. And it always say I was on television predicting that it'd be San Antonio. And they got their asses kicked. No, they could have won. That series. Now, they lost them five. Yeah. But the Ginobili like I thought they were really ill, and it's like to ban TV when you predict something's. And then everybody is. Big especially being against the Spurs to and then having to go to San Antonio. They're all yelling at me. And the capital does does suck. But I enjoyed it. I've just say it's a that was so much fun. And now in this is just how we are. It's not Durant's fall. It's not the warriors fault. It's just not as much fun that I need. This is just us being selfish fans. Like, I just need something new now. And if he leaves the boogie fun wrinkle, though that is at least feels a little more new now that they have this these five guys that I'm not used to watching together, and I'm enjoying that. And I still feel like I think they're going to win the title still and Vegas agrees. And they, but why don't know who that second team is that's consistent of to challenge him. I still think okay. See is is the team. I'd be most afraid of if I'm gold. Stay metoo. I'm surprised when nominee people, I think agree with us. I am a. I'm in that camp. Passionately. But would you you agree, then with the general point that like if the rant does bounce here? It's actually going to make this thing. More fun for next year in the years after that. 'cause it's a resetting of of the fatigue of this. Like, I don't like to be a hater. I don't wanna be the guy that's like a Golden State fatigue. But I can under- if a million people millions of people out there have Golden State fatigue than you know, it's time to probably try some different. What's the worst possible Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchup Toronto, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Charlotte? Indiana, detroit. That's yeah. That sucks Indiana, Detroit. Yeah. Novak's? Indiana with Noel depot against anybody is the worst, Indiana. Charlotte would be a disaster. I just I mean, I know it bums Dow Pacers fans what it's just. Yeah. Indiana, Detroit last thing. What's what's your ideal outcome for John with these last four weeks of the Duke season will it's great. That Nike stock was able to recover I know of. By one percent on the open, and I was feeling for you. When it went down. And it was so embarrassing for you on social media when that stock drop by one percent. David Faber on on like that. It's just there's here's my question, though, if you're in that world, okay? And you're doing the whole, you know, Nike stock up took a hit. And then you argue because they went down one percent that it's a billion dollars because it's a representation of their market cap. But then that could go up and an hour. Right. Does that mean that you don't understand stocks, or you know, that you donors or you understand stocks, and you just don't give a shit, and you're like, whatever it's good. It's good. It's good content here. Like what I needed to hear from somebody is yes. Because of this shoe thing was I on I truly believe that people will stop buying Nike in their stock as a cell now. 'cause nobody's saying that. But the whole the whole same thing with a cabernet thing Germer is a good example of do people really not understand stock that three years ago under armor, just bottomed out. And it was because the the courage shoes. People just didn't like them. They went big on these three. Athletes that people were fired up about curry, Jordan Spieth, Cam Newton. But then, you know, Georgia's beads she went down a little bit. Cam Newton got hurt and all that stuff. And then Kevin plank said some, you know, crazy stuff and the stock went way down that was not what happened with desire Nike thing. You're talking about. What were going to be able connection you got your style going from the eighty two forty? That's that was my point. Right. Yeah. When Nike goes from whatever five to eighty four twenty that is not a new story. It's not Facebook dry. I don't understand what the head. Yeah. Facebook. There's a tangible connection there. Yeah. Although it seems to always recover it 'cause they own Instagram Facebook, they're known Instagram if it would be their stock would be like in the in the basement. All right. So that's it. That's your Zion. Take. You're just worried about Nike hoping they come back. I again. Again, if you resign, which I would I play again fear one hundred percent healthy. Because my I would eventually he's is going to happen. Like a guy's gonna shut it down in the season in he's going to treat the rest of the regular season like a bad bowl game. And everybody's gonna get mad about it. But then no, no, wait a minute. Wait a minute. A lot of media members were applaud him. Former athletes will get mad at him. I am always about whatever's. Zion wants to go compete for an ACC title, play North Carolina. Again, see what he can do maybe winning national championship. Like, why do people act like that such an invaluable thing? Why do people think it's such a bad deal that you talked about this on Sunday? This whole new philosophy now of just like quit on your teammates. Do what's best for you? It's like some people just don't want to do that. Like, he's gonna know athletes. Don't wanna do that most people are competitive and love playing whatever sport they love playing and especially when they're young and they're not gonna see the either the wisdom or the benefit and just not playing something to protect their bodies. They're just gonna want to be like camera. She's my friend RJ Barrett's, my friend. I love. Jones. This is my last chance to play these guys. Fuck you. I'm playing with them. Yes. Yes. People don't understand. And it's somehow I think people hate the NCAA so much that they become a ration rooting against anything. That's good for the NCAA's won't be entertained blow up. Right. So for them Zion quitting on the on his Duke teammates to look forward to the draft. It's yeah. Exactly. Yeah. It gets to the NCAA. And it's like, well, actually, this is I ns one chance to play with all these dudes. Like, I saw adversary got close with Jalen when we worked together grail in an countdown, and like he's still bonded with those fucking dudes from from Michigan like those are his guys they went through all these things together. And that was still the best experience of his life athletically, so to ask somebody to just walk away from that to protect their draft value. I don't know it just kind of goes against what I thought sports was about. I also wouldn't resent him. If he walked away, my point is it's his choice if you wants to play those guys that's not stupid. Yeah. That's what I'm doing. Is. I end up arguing four Zion to play. Not because I'm selfish and oncein the play because I want to root against the media members that are telling him he shouldn't like what happened like some of these topics. I start thinking like which side of my arguing I go. You know, what I'm actually doing is. I'm just sort of arguing against the media members that are clamoring for him for shutter first shorts and being a competitor. And having relationships with people that you've just spent the last eight months with where you're like. Yeah. We're going to win the title. Now. Here's the other thing is if he blew out his ACL, he still goes number one. No kidding. What I meant to ask you because hundred percent, but and people are gonna listen to us right now think we sound old and outdated and all that stuff. And it's like, no, I don't think anybody's that. Now if science no because oh, definitely it's his choice if he wants to play that's not a bad thing if he wants to use the man's right to choose. Yeah. I do now if his knee. If is. If his knee was not one hundred percent healthy, that's fine. If he doesn't wanna play. I don't think he should play a fee had like kind of a they tested like what happened with all deepened. Inap- was. He knew his knee was right in kept playing and he was having issues with it. And then the fucking thing blew up. And now he's out for nine months. Like that's a case of like maybe shouldn't play. Yeah. But like the Thomas thing like how many times are we going to hear about that? And it's like well, dude he wanted to play right? He wanted to play in Adam the they kinda misdiagnosed it. Well. Cbn's maybe maybe it was impossible to diagnose correctly. But they thought it was one thing. But here's the thing is like the support for the player part is great. But it every single time. Like if I have to read another thing that references that Isaiah Thomas lost one hundred million dollars. And like is that really what we think happened here? Yeah. I don't think you think he was gonna get hundred million dollars. No. So I don't. So we'll do this next week. Yeah. I'll be on the east coast somewhere can be back in time Kuwait afraid take a back. No. All right. We'll have to do it what? 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"Hey. Yeah. So we won grow is a we one growl. I am I'm a little heart sick about the shooting in Thousand Oaks. So I wanted I wanted say right off the top. We're gonna do the show anyway, but our hearts go out to you guys. What a miserable day. What a miserable story. I got it right before I fell asleep. I got back from the game turn it on. And Mark Brannagh. Michelle Tuesday on KABC were on the air from what I understand they Steve on the air all night and thirteen people killed. It's a venture -ly. It's happening all over the country, more and more. And I just I'm running out of things to say other than men were thinking about you guys. I just saw Cal Lutheran which is up there in Thousand Oaks, cancelled classes, a lot of the Rams of tweet Rams made a statement there up that way. So very very sad. We're gonna do our normal show and press on with the day. But don't think we're not thinking about you guys because because that is real life, and that is the worst. So hang in there. If you're out there in in Thousand Oaks. As for the game. I was wrong. They did not win by double digits wrong. You were dead wrong. No. You're dead wrong. You said they would lose. I was just a little I thought it was a loss. I thought it was a loss. But let me that you you're you're not only are they coming around. But there was significance to this win that I'm not sure the average Laker fan. Understood. To your credit look at Derrick Rose's line. He's explained to me look at how they shelter three. Explain to me how the Lakers I went back and looked at some of the second some of the second half some of the first first of all those second half threes were just great. Great shots. But they also were not contested. There were more uncontested shots in the first half than there were in the second half. They after it was once he hit down the stretch, just good show. But but I mean, there were some really tough. He was unconscious last night. That's the most threes. The Minnesota Timberwolves have ever made in a game. And it's the highest percentage they've shot from three in like four years. Yeah. And they're a weird team, man. They got all this talent. And you cite Andrew Wiggins on display in the first half. Yeah. Just disappears. Yeah. In the second half nowhere to be found. Karl Anthony towns who is in elite player. Nowhere to be found. Okay. In the second half way. Do I'm glad you said that. So according to second spectrum, Minnesota was held a seventy five points per one hundred possessions, when Tyson Chandler man, was Karl Anthony towns. Yeah. He he made a huge differen-. He was on Karl Anthony towns it made a gigantic difference. And you know, when Tyson Tyson Chandler is on the court Lakers allowed only twenty six points Chandler off the court. They allowed sixty three points coming into the game Lakers were allowing fifty nine points per game in the paint last night. They allowed only thirty four points. In. It's almost as quickly half as many points. And a lot of it is tribute to Tyson Chandler in those twenty one minutes he played last night. And it's almost as if it's exactly what they needed a guy who doesn't care he scores because their offense last night was the first night that all of the young guys hit at the same time Alonzo didn't but he wasn't out there. And in some people say will play Lonzo at the games because. Yeah, why be end all answer. Yeah. After the game Chandler told me because Chandler said he would have been lost. Without Rondo Rondo was basically coaching Chandler on the floor telling him Tana tonic occasion, you could tell there was to communicate like like, they they said to Chan that we wanna leave you out there. And he said, apparently he said we'll just make sure Rondos there because he'll tell me what to do. Right. Ronda was excellent at that. And so but coups Muhart and Ingram all hit on the same night yet. So the. Offense was and they they were down to going for their season high three point shots, very very quietly. The Lakers of one three out of four. Yeah. And they're starting to figure this thing out. And now does the sacrimento game is tougher than it. Appears it. I mean, they they got on that little run they had one zero. But now, they're six and five. So they're coming back around, and privately finding regressing to the mean there. Bedding gonna win that came to know. They should I and completely winnable game. And all the sudden if you look at you know, you've been saying ten and ten so let's let's play the the beloved game. The the winner loss game they are five and six right now. Yep. That means nine games will carry them to twenty. Okay at Sacramento. Win which will make them six and six and six home to Portland all because I think that's a coin flip game all even give them a loss there. So all say six seven seven K at Orlando win. Seven and nine no seven seven seven at Miami win win that makes them. Plus you missed Atlanta on Sunday. This second. A win. Right. So win so at Sacramento home to Atlanta, we think that's a win. So that's to win. So that puts them above five hundred home to Portland, you said loss. Yes. Or seven seven at Orlando. Eight and seven eight and seven at Miami. Okay. I'll even make this harder. Yeah. Let's say they lose at Miami. They split the first two games of that trip. Okay. So there ain't Nate. Well, then they go at Cleveland. Eight home to Utah nine home door Landau ten and nine ten and nine at Denver ten intended to what been telling you for six months. I just I I put so much stock in what Michael Thompson says he will win fifty. He said that if fifteen and five ten and ten looks to be about, right? And that's on par with LeBron James teams that we have seen first time back to when he went back to Miami or went to Miami than when he came back to Cleveland on par with. With both of those starts of run. So and you look at the line last name. So it's almost like you take it for granted. It's almost like, of course, he's going to be flirting with a triple double his whole career. He's flirting with a triple double. I mean, he is. He is right there. He would finish just one assist shy. But I thought the the big story the night it came down to that last minute in those couple of those couple of times that Tyson Chandler on the offense of boards and knocked the ball back out and kept possessions alive. He he's been doing that since he was in Dallas. And he is going to be the a huge difference maker for this team. And I loved at the end he's doing the come on. Let's give it up. You know, he he's excited. He's getting to play in his in his hometown. I thought just an all round all-round good night and all around great performance for the Lakers. I would say that's that's their best. Form of the year. I would say the Denver game. But but this was this was because of the way Minnesota playoff -fensive -ly. Yeah. And because of the shots that rose hit should've been lost rose. Basically carried the wolves through. We're we're is this even common from he's like discovered the fountain advancement of youth. Yeah. That's this is twenty eleven Derrick rose that that kept winning that won MVP. And carried the bulls to all that stuff. Now, what what do you do them with Jimmy Butler if you're them? All right now, this is an interesting question. Jimmy Butler was Jimmy Butler was you know, like just a great player. Always is a great player. L Riga Butler's line from last night. I was just pulling this out. All right. But there last night nine of eighteen. Yup. Twenty four points, five assists, six rebounds, Derrick rose eleven of seventeen off seven of nine from threes. Jimmy, Butler five of eight from three right? Jimmy Butler makes it to December fifteen th okay. Let's say still in the Wes would you package one of the young Lakers stars and a pick to go get Jimmy Butler. Now, keep in mind, you gotta pay him at the end of the year. That's so that would tax contract, but you could get them. But as I look ahead at next summer. And I think all right. I fully anticipate and Michael seem Santa's paid the clay is going to get a max deal to stay golden agree. Colli leonard. At least it looks like they're gonna be Ron. Oh, looks like he may stay his second choice, apparently the clippers. So he's off the board. Kevin durant? I don't know is that a pipe dream. I think so feels like a pipe dream. And then there's Anthony Davis which Davis maybe a year out and could potentially be traded this summer, and he's a clutch client. Right. So it'd be incredibly risky will doesn't this come down treat for Jimmy Butler? Wouldn't do a Papa he's going to be right there for the taken for somebody doesn't this come down to? Although if they really did turn down four number ones for Jimmy Butler. I can't imagine what they're thinking for number one. What about what they want for number ones in Gordon? That's what Minnesota's asking. Ours would be. Yaman as one of the young stars one of the December fifteenth contracts guys on a one year picker in picks. Yeah. Yeah. Something like that. I keep in mind. Also in the case of by or Durant. You could get them without giving any ended with LeBron. Right. Exact same thing is too risky to go after poverty. Such a good player. Really good. He's really good. Tell you. I you know, what I would do if I Boston at getting on that how many people can they fit into Boston. Well, keep in mind that they have young players and picks. They do they won't give up chasing Tatum. But any the other young guys you could get you could take Jalen Brown. Terry Rozier for Butler and give them a number one. Yeah. That's a good deal for Minnesota is a good deal. That is a good deal. So it's rid the Laker. Here's what I read an article last week that the Lakers in the Celtics are really just waiting are playing the Anthony Davis waiting game. Right. And if Orleans is forced to trade him, then all of a sudden it becomes a poker game between Danny Ainge and Magic Johnson to see eighties. Battle revenge to see who would be willing to give up more. In other words, you know, they're going to call the Celtics, and they're going to say, we want Tatum we want rosier, and we a number one. And then they're going to call the Lakers. And they're going to say we want coups MMA. We want Ingram and we wanna number one. It's gonna be zoo. Blinks do you? Yeah. And because it's for Anthony Davis. If you're on the outside looking in if you're not a Laker fan. You're not a Celtics fan you say class to both those deals, right? And and if I'm. Say boston. They're insisting they'll never trade Tatum. And you're the Lakers. They would never trade Kouzmin Ingram in the same deal really for Anthony Davis. But see that's what I think. I would Anthony Davis is out there. You basically say come get anybody. But LeBron I that's where I would be. Yeah. But come get anybody. But LeBron they wouldn't see, but they won't do for Jimmy Butler. They wouldn't have known. I wouldn't do for Paul George. No. Would you do it for Kobe? The anybody. But LeBron for why? No, okay. So Anthony, this is the one guy Anthony Davis now realize that if you move on Koa by this year, I'm talking about if you move on coli or if you move on Jimmy Butler, you're out of the Anthony Davis game. You can't even Cray. That's why not in on Jimmy Butler, you go. Yeah. And it narrows the playing field lack because anybody that's thinking about Anthony Davis has always out of the market for Jimmy Butler. And that's part of the reason why I think Minnesota's having so much trade despite the fact that he is a tremendous player on paper. They're just a great team. They they're now Owen seven on the road. You know, Houston's own Ford home. That's weird. Coming up next. I've come across something dister. Well, let me first of all let me mention two things today during the one o'clock hour so forty five minutes from now today during the one o'clock hour, you've got a chance to win Lakers. Blazers tickets on November the fourteenth when you hear the magic sounder be caller number seven to eight seven seven seven ten ESPN Wednesday win, but this Wednesday. Yeah. And listen to the the George Sodano show for another chance to win. Also, don't forget tee up top of the show Lakers fifth row Fridays. That means tomorrow at two thirty will be the quiz a question about each day's show this week. Hopefully, you have been taken notes you've got a chance at two thirty tomorrow to win a para tickets to sit in the fifth row for Lakers magic, it staple center. So see LeBron up close and autograph. Basketball chairman's club passes. That's VIP lounge were all starves hang out and a super cuts gift card again. That's tomorrow at two thirty fifth row Fridays. Brought to you by SuperCup. Save time. Check in online. Let supercops get you game ready. Visit supercops dot com. All right. How about this? I'm gonna make this really hard. Okay. Good. I love the pelt. What if the pelicans call you and say, we want coups MMA Ingram heart and two number ones. Basically strip your whole team Kouzmin Ingram heart two number ones. For a what do you do? Let me let me mall need the mole. Like, you do your your wind during the holidays, I'm gonna mall. All right. So the proposition the proposition Kouzmin Ingram heart two number ones. Okay. Do I think any one of those players will be as good as Anthony Davis? No, what about collectively? I would make that deal over and over and over again with no hesitation whatsoever. I I think it's too much seriously for Anthony Davis. Let me finish. But to get Anthony Davis, you're going to have to overpower. Okay. There you go. So you do it. I think reluctantly. Yeah. The you'd have no I mean, it's a chance to get. Which is why MVP why it is. So amazing that the Lakers got LeBron for nothing. About it for nothing in the door because they would give up at least that much. And maybe that's the only way you'd be. If magic was unwilling to give up Ingram for Paul, George, right? I think he thinks why could just wait for eighty to become a free agent. Wait one more year year while in the fat running with clutch, LeBron's okay, gency speaks. Then you're letting the FOX in the hen house because they all soon Paul George would just play that one year and Oklahoma City and then come sign here. Correct. They lot of people thought we'll I never stay in Iran and Toronto. Now looks like Toronto's built kind of a really good team. If they go to the finals and knocked Boston out, and and he falls in love with it. The press t model is going to be used over and over again. If you wait for Anthony Davis to see if he'll come to you for free think you almost have to be proactive. Yeah. I mean, I would think that next summer, I'm guessing next summer. Anthony Davis is going to tell the New Orleans pelicans. Look, I'm leaving at the end of this season, the money the extra year means absolutely nothing to me at all. I'm leaving you best trade me now. And if New Orleans has any good sense down there. They will recognize that that's true. And they will move him. Well, because look at the alternate is if you don't I mean, we've seen this movie a ton of times when Chris Bosh was in Toronto. They didn't trade him. He left for nothing. Lebron Cleveland, they didn't trade him. He left for nothing. The teams that trade somebody when Darren Williams was in Utah refused. Their deal Utah traded him right away. Turn in some good place. When Carmelo said, I'm not sign. Ding long-term Denver traded him and Denver was really good for a while. If you can get something for him you have to do it. And a lot of teams like it's like there's your Lakers. There's your wife with another guy no-no. She'd never do it. Right. Oh, she is doing she's. And otherwise did it right? Bunch of bunch of guys lives have already done this. We've already seen this this movie play out. And so they're they're battling theories. Right. If you're a small market team. Let's get him in. Let's get them comfortable. Let's introduce Dorgan's ation let writer to his every women need to get him to agree to stay on the other side of the coin. There's hey, I'm outta here. You better move me. Now, that's the other dynamic those are the two models. I think the NBA's working with right now. So yeah, I mean, I you'd have to do it you would have to. But but what I mean what I'm particularly encouraged about is that Anthony Davis isn't getting traded during this season. And for all the reasons we've outlined the Lakers aren't going to get in the Jimmy Butler thing at least, I don't think they are. And so I was incredibly encouraged. I kinda wish you would have stuck with your regional planning gone to the game because it was a really fun game to do. And. Just because Derrick rose was so good seven of nine from three. He looked Jimmy Butler five of eight from three, you know, the the combine those guys were twelve of seventeen from three. Yep. And and then the Lakers just wouldn't go down and Chandler saved the day. And there was apps. It is impossible to underestimate the impact that Tyson Chandler had on that game. Tell it was almost like a Justin Verlander thing. Like when you got traded to Houston. It just appears that Chandler has been reenergized. You know, this guy was on the Olympic team in twenty twelve. He was offensive player of the year. And it's like, oh, I'm in my hometown. I have a new lease on life. I'm not playing for the crappy sons and not getting into the games, I can have some fun here. And it's just it was like a guy right realizing that he'd been given the keys to the kingdom. Just went nuts. The one interesting nugget in this was mentioned in Dave mcmanamon piece is that. Chandler normally buyouts happen in February or in March. Right. That's when buyouts normally go down. Now, the Phoenix interim GM is James Jones who is who LeBron is previously said is one of his famous favored teammates of all time and played with him in both Cleveland and Miami a league source tells mcmanamon James James Jones that is did LeBron a solid. He then added more praise on Jones who he wants called favorite player of all time by telling ESPN that whenever he owns an NBA team down the line. He saving a spot for Jones in his front office. I think actually the breaking interesting part of that story is it sounds like LeBron is interested in owning an NBA team down the line that that's that's his future trajectory, which is interesting to me, given this his wild and varied. Production deals all that kind of stuff that he still wants to carve out time to be able to own a team. And he says James Jones will be in his front office. Interesting. All right. So to give you a feel for what Chandler how happy Chandler is to be here. Michael. And I got to interview him right after the game last night. And here's what that sounded like Tyson. Congratulations on your first win as a Laker describe what it was like not only to win it. But to be the reason they want this Bill. No just just be with God watching these guys mine life, so to be on this floor be part of this, man. Honestly, describe it, I suppose to last rebound you've got it. The end knack doing that keeping the ball life. You team. How do you do that knows understanding where my guys are going to be on the floor knowing the timber wolves Tennessee's crashed the boards, you know, you know, that are God's it'll be on outside. So it's about getting it over the first layer. Tyson really an incredible career you're in your seventeenth year. But I've got these last forty eight hours or a little surreal to you. You were star. It comes into Mingas. You never got a chance to play for your hometown team. Then you get thrown into this situation where you're coming home at the end of your career. What if these forty-eight hours been like for, you know, this so incredible just a lead up? You know, again, the talk talk to John magic, you know, work my way, honestly, because I've been knocked out a Meriva have to get him. On is extra photo. Suits interviews. All that stuff. I'm just glad that it's out the way you back tomorrow. Team bill. Great to have a guy like you the locker room Tyson is such a great lady half you fail. You got an abroad and Rhonda's flog is at rings locker room. So that's how you have to teach these young fellows this us because nothing like winning. You know, when you win, you know, you can't accept anything. Championships in the locker room. Tyson. I don't know if I could turn this up any better for you, man. Great finish, congratulations. Go. Enjoy it with your teammates. Thank there's Tyson Chandler. So you can tell me guys just like elated to be here. And he's making a difference. I think they got really lucky in immediately. All right coming up next. John. Some disturbing news about the dodgers. Disturbing or is it? If you wanna take that. I am taking that side. All right. That is coming up next. Mason Ireland ESPN LA ESPN LA Mason Ireland day after a Lakers win, by the way. The Rams are home to Seattle on Sunday at the Coliseum one. Oh, five is kickoff. And that Rams are ten point favorites. Yeah. What's the right side of that game? I think we both think the Rams are gonna win. And they're gonna win by ten. Probably hard to say we got defense coming up at the site him about talk to him about it. So remember how when Derek Jeter bought the Florida Marlins or the Miami Marlins and all the sudden insiders released this thing called project will project twelve arena wolverine was how I'm gonna keep class incredibly low. So that my investors will want to invest in the Marlins, and they know they won't lose their asses. Well, as it turns out, there is project Guggenheim that is flowing. Out there project Guggenheim which has been reported on by Bill. Shaken says that the dodgers will remain under the luxury tax threshold for the next four years, including cutting their payroll from one ninety eight this year to less than one eighty five for this twenty nineteen Susan UC, an upside some sort of silver lining in all this. What is the silver lining in the dodgers cutting their payroll, right? So I guess my first question to you is. So you believe this document having having invested in things where there is a prospectus if I'm an investor, and I look at a prospectus I expect that stuff to be real in the same way. It was with Derek jeeter in his investments in or his investors in Miami. I'm assuming everything, you know, about this came from shaken article, I have a copy of in. In my mind IRS in my house. No, it's all fake. Yes. It's interesting that what you took out of the shake article was oh my God. They're not going over the luxury tax now, I'm reading from the exact same article. And this is what jumped out at me. First of all the document your talking about was prepared before the twenty seventeen postseason. Yeah. So not this year's World Series. But last user selling daugherty's naming already share in the teeth. They're trying to. Yeah. So the dodgers have explored the sale of minority share the team for at least two seasons. And you think this is a binding document. I don't I'm not saying I'm saying that if you're an investor, and if I'm if I have a lot of money if I've got one hundred million dollars sitting around, and I don't if I've got one hundred million dollars sitting around and they say, oh, yeah. By the way. Okay. Let me put it this way. So you and I owned a horse. Yes. Okay. Money, sucking loser that horse. Okay. Why was it a money sucking loser? Because we weren't told everything that was going to be happening state senates. We're supposed to pay five percent of the bills. I think they send us the whole horse Dennis fail. So and this whole horse transport bills is a little bit like that. Okay. A horse dentists the horse psychologist, right? If you own a condo. She was making that up if not the horse psychologists own a condo. They always talk about. The HOA dues guaranteed. Ono? Your H HOA dues are never gonna go above this. The last thing you wanna do is get broken by HOA, deuce. So as an investor if somebody represents to me that you're not going to be paying any extra. They're not gonna come to you and say, hey, we need extra money from you. Because we went over the luxury tax threshold, right? I have to assume that in a financial perspective like that that that is legit. I would say legit is a poor choice of words by you. And I would say your treating this as if it was binding, and it's not it says right in the same article, those revenues and expenses can change over time for instance, World Series appearances in back to back years have enabled the dodgers to sell tickets merchandise and concessions for games. The team was not guaranteed to. So then they get rated X revenue. Okay. Then they get this guy who they they explain in the thing and investment banker not involved in the dodgers negotiation says, it's a projection that presumably is made in good faith. But if two years from now, Mike trout becomes available, and they decide to break the Bank for Mike trout. It's not right. But you said presumably, why would it be presumably you can't get. People to write you gigantic checks based on presumably it's only going to cost you X. And in the end, it's going to cost you X, plus seven million or eight million nine million or whatever it is. Remember when the angels out of nowhere out of nowhere signed Josh Hamilton, CJ Wilson and alva- poodles. Correct. Just said, okay. We all of a sudden they went already Marino. He's the sole on everybody said what in the world where did this come from? You weren't even in this in. He said because we got an unexpected windfall. From our TV deal. They got an unexpected windfall from back tobacco appearances TV deal. Okay. So they added payroll during the course of the season. They added fifteen million dollars in payroll during the course of the season. The here's here's where I've got a problem with this since when did we become nickel and dime since when did the dodgers become nickel and dime? We have stand Castanon that show on the show. And he said I've never said anything about. The luxury tax special yet mysteriously they were thin one million dollars of being over it. They stayed under it by like five hundred grand. This is real this is real stuff. And I thought we were getting Yankees west since when did we become nickel dime? Dodgers. I think that. It's very hard. If you're dodger fan to criticize the dodgers and what their payroll situation, better get worse. Be well, wait a minute. They've went six straight division, title Tabassum. Then we lost in five or we're getting better. We're getting word. Hey, I I'll take six straight division titles in two World Series. The question is we could get that out of we got that out of Frank McCord. I have a friend Steve munchkin who says once you get to the postseason. It's a crap shoot. It is role is to get to the postseason. Here's the thing into the postseason eight years in a row actively announced is we're not in the game from Chato. We're not in the game for Bryce Harper were not in the game for Dallas kaikal or Patrick Corbin or any of the rest of the guys that the Yankees are going to write any of the rest of those guys. The poker table. The dodgers means the World Series issue. We Enke's didn't. But we gotta figure out how to cut payroll how to get from one ninety seven maybe eighty five. Maybe if you believe that document, Greg where are you on this? I'm actually completely on John side. I just think that this is much as they're going to say that I just don't think that they're going to do it, especially since you look you look at the crop of free agents this year, you're looking at you don't want the two biggest names are Machado and Harper. Want want heart breather? Harper. We've really Jimmy four hundred on. Yeah. The numbers of did. You hate the fact that Manny Machado wouldn't run the first base on a ground ball. Manny machado. Actually, he did something different. Not only. Did he not hustle? He explained he won't ever hus- Bryce Harper has never hustled come out and said, I'm not Johnny hustle ways. Not my count can actually write it. Sure is the same thing you could actually want to see you can just what you. Pretty sure I've watched Bryce Harper actually swing a ground ball the second base, and he stopped turned around and went back. Kind of in the middle of you to on the Bryce Harper thing. I would be interested in but not at the three hundred fifty million the Phillies pay put up the contract. Somebody after a great first season and a miserable. Second half of the season. Right. Is going to produce the same way. He did next year in left field is foolish. We saw his performance tail off right at camp did become the player. We would be tweaks probably gonna get brought back in an arbitration. Okay. So would you? Oh. And then I want to get to this week Harper thing this fascinating. But would you be as a dodger fan? Would you be upset if they come back with tweet and right Bellinger in center and Taylor in left. Yes, why? Because I think we've got a hole in left field. What's Taylor Taylor's? Find Taylor's is a totally good to sixty hitter. Or I don't even know if he was a two sixty hitter this year, he was some around there. But still. What are you gonna put? Instead, we gonna put some combo jock Petersen. Here's jock jock jock and your boy. Chris taylor. There's there's a there's a platoon. I'm okay with that. You're okay. And then I think that makes them better or worse. I think it makes them bright where they've been six straight division title. Don't you want to be better? Now, I think they're my friend. Steve may get into the just get into the postseason once you might end. It doesn't matter. John Ireland says it's a star driven town. You have the big stars or you'd wait a minute. So they so Cory Cory Seager, Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw yachts Yossi. Oh, we. We. Curse. Walker? Bueller kershaw? That's a legacy contract. Walker byu Hanley Janssen can we don't get an. No. I mean, honestly, I I don't understand in. It's it's on principle. I don't understand why they're this document exists. When did you become public? When did you become the manners not release this? Right. But I don't I don't believe it. I don't take this document do think this secret document that was never meant for the public somehow confabulation did. No, I think it's what you tell somebody when you're trying to get him to involve their, you know, what that's called that's called litigation you if you lie on a no you say, this is what our plan is. And by the way in two years of executing this plan. They haven't gotten any buyers. So it's a relevant that doesn't work. So they've lowered the price. Right. So let's say you're one ninety seven was the payroll luxury tax threshold this year. It's one eighty five. Yeah. I this document until they start actually losing because of it like the Marlins that then I'm coming to yourself. But let me ask you did they go over the luxury tax rush. Hold this last year when they stated they wouldn't know, but I didn't but they went to the World Series. So I didn't care if you make it to the World Series. I show king. Yes. You are. You're joking in real life. And you're joking in this argument. I'm joking ESPN LA coming up for you at top of the hour. The phase who who hit his big pick of the week this last week. What's his record? Now, six and three. I think six and three is the Fez's record. I'll take that. I have one bit this week one bit for forty one thousand dollars made this we'll run it by the fez at the top of the hour. Okay. So. The other thing that kind of came out of dodger land today is that three times this year. They tried to trade for Bryce Harper. And they were trying to get the nationals to take Yossi. We for Harper, right? And the national didn't bite and I thought well, they couldn't have been offering just peak. I mean, they know the nationals aren't that's the nationals are out of it. Now, this is this is exactly we were talking about the NBA. The nationals are out of it Bryce Harper turned down ten years three hundred million dollars. I would they not have made that deal, and at least had fleet at the end of it. Instead, they're going to get nothing zero. Right. But they only would have had going into an arbitration your arbitrations easy with week. It's eleven twelve million dollars is going to be the arbitration fee, and at least they would have had an outfielder that that was is credible now in the end. Now, do you think that eventually won the dodgers? Over or do you think they try to trade him? Again. He was the best hitter than the now Puig was the best hitter in the postseason. But it shows you the dodgers believed that they would be better off with Bryce Harper. And given the fact that they did not hit at all about it one ninety seven in the World Series, given that fact they knew they knew something was coming and Bryce Harper has a four hundred on base average every ten times he steps to the plate. He gets on base four times that would be by far the best on base percentage for the dodgers. So do you think Bob Nightingale who we add on the other day is reporting that Harper to the Phillies is happening. I believe that. So does that mean they're out of the Machado? Sweepstakes can do both. They tore down. Okay. In other words, they they cleaned their clocks, they tanked. They went through a big tanking process. That was painful for three years last year. They showed signs of life. Now is the time you go all in. I don't think it's impossible that they wind up with Machado. And with Bryce Harper looking at their. I'm not sure what their payroll number is. Maybe you can look that. The other thing is Machado maybe end up going to the Yankees because rebellious that had Tommy John Goria said Tommy John he's not available to the middle of the season. And then you could just movement shot at a third, although don't they have. Labor labor, but a middle of the year. Tommy, John takes you off for the whole year. But he he had it. He had it. Well before now yet at the end at the end of the season near the end of the season yet in September out for all he's not back to twenty twenty. He has the same thing course eager head if he he may be able to come back and and hit, but he's not gonna be able to throw. So you could DA Tim, maybe. Yeah. You probably you probably wouldn't tours would be ready to take overs Yankees. Fulltime shortstop, fitness. Yeah. No Machado makes a bunch of sense for the Yankees. I still think somebody's gonna pay. You know, I think they're bunch of teams in the San Francisco Giants are in on Bryce Harper, even with Farhan, even even with foreign. That's an ownership decision. Let's face it. That's an ownership decision. That's not a far hinted. Exactly what I expected to to do the first thing he said upon taking the job is that Madison. Bumgarner has been a fantastic pillar of the San Francisco Giants organization, but we would be foolish to consider anyone on a roster untouchable would not surprise me. At all. If I was him. I would trade Madison Bumgarner while you gotta chance he's on a similar trajectory to Clayton Kershaw. Fastballs now low nineties, he's not the pitcher. He was just a couple of years ago. He's not the guy the pitches one three five and seven in a in a series anymore. And they want somebody to sell tickets and Bryce Harper would definitely do that. No. My my premise isn't based on a particular pitcher my premise is based on this. Why would the dodgers? Have any limits to what they can spend. They have a to how much TV deal. I read an article today. Yeah, they're getting because because they had to give a lot of that money back in revenue sharing they make up at three hundred twenty million a year on so they have the richest TV deal in sport. Absolutely. And now they're saying if we're gonna standard that luxury. Well, they're saying it, let's see if representing it to investors. You don't seem to get the difference. It's not just, hey, we're gonna standard electric, it is these sensitive documents that are being presented to very smart business people who might take a minority stake in the dodgers, those represented what they represent in that perspective is is you finding is absolutely not finding you're treating it. It is a hard cap the opposite. It's no cafe at one point or another. You were going to invest in my theaters. Okay. Okay. And I told you it's going to be this. And it's going to be that. And here's right. We're going to spend and I presented a budget and the ends and the ops and the ups and downs. And if I had started spending money recklessly and sending you bills. Would you have been a happy investor? I would've been happy. But I don't think I would have had the grants to go after you. Because your prospectus wasn't binding. It's this is our plan. This is exactly what Derek Jeter did with the project. Wolverine? He hit all targets. He got rid of absolutely everybody. I think at every turn the dodgers have found ways to remain competitive, which is all you can ask if you're baseball fan and they've been they've been competitive to the point of six division titles and two World Series. Now, if they if they crater next year, and they fire sale like the Marlins, and they won't, well, you're you're the one making the mar- competitor. You get worse you've represented, right? Your year twice in this discussion have compared this plan to project wolverine. They're not the Marvin, you know, what I'm comparing this dodgers organization to to Frank McCord who went who won five nine hundred five straight division titles. Yeah. But but what frequent court did is not even close to Guggenheim's division. Yeah. All the matters is five straight division titles. Not bring port at the end was losing court wasn't winning division titles at the end of his run. The it seems to me that the dodgers are being cheap. But they're also being competitive. And so your complaint you're complaining about something that hasn't happened. I'm watching the Red Sox guys Red Sox were over the luxury tax threshold last year. Right. They were the the one team that was over the dining the final two years in a row and the truth in the matter is they should be able to have maneuverability to get absolutely any player, they want wait. And by the way here the middle of last season. The number one free agent was Machado in the guy stayed under the luxury on that. But they stayed under. And that's the point is they stayed under all last year. To the world's not to believe that this is the case. But they've never indicated an inability not to be competitive, which is the bottom line here. They're competitive every year and they're competing for World Series every year. Now, if they weren't you could you could play the Derrick jeeter card, you could say, well, of course, they're not competitive. They won't spend any money. The dodgers are spending money. They don't have the highest payroll in baseball. Why? Because they the biggest payroll the biggest TV deal, right? They've they make more money than yes. But the Yankees are going to go over the luxury tax, right? But the dodgers are better than the Yankees. So I mean the dodgers have finished with a while. They're both in the playoffs, but the Dutchman a World Series two years and around. So let's see I I've not adverse to coming over to your side on this. If they don't make any moves and just cut payroll and finished third, but that hasn't happened yet. I'm not saying they will cut payroll and finished third. I'm saying they won't go all in and win the World Series tweet. What is the name of the raiders version of project will reign? Call Jackson just quit baby yet. It's just called. Speaking of the raiders. The fez will be up next to tell me with now the feds last week supported my asinine goal of betting on both Nathan Peterman and Jon Gruden and I lost my ass. So this week I'm doing the opposite. I'm betting everything against Jon Gruden. That's believe the feds will defend himself next. Mason Ireland ESPN.

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"Then lines filling in for George Sodano. Got a big show today. We got James Davidson studio right now comedy central special. This Friday January eleventh on suck is here. ESPN LA covering the Lakers and west coast hoops and got a lot to get to. But this comedy central special man the town. I mean would Allman I do coming up here talking about the Lakers for few hours having some fun talking. Rams. This is what we do. But the idea of doing stand up comedy have you tried stand up comedy now? And I imagine how difficult though, it would be man, and what point in your life? Did you realize I want to do this? Because to me, I don't I'm terrified by. I never I never dreamed of being a comedian. I really wanted to be an actor. And then when the dishes weren't rolling in after I dropped out of college. I just signed up for stand up. And I was like all right. If this goes, well, I'll keep doing this because I'm not doing anything else. I'm not booking anything. I'm not getting auditions. And then I also started thinking that a lot of my favorite actors had a comedy bag. Round. Whether it was Eddie Murphy, Jim Carey, Jamie, FOX. So after that, I just tried it in because I was an English major in college. I can kind of communicate my ideas. Very well. And I know how to write out an essay. And so pretty much in the beginning. I was writing comedic essays and giving like oral presentations, and that was my stand up comedy. And then I got more comfortable, and now it's more like just me and my personality and how major as well. And I often use the same rationale to justify my parents tuition money if I can read and write a communicate and again to your home how to. A major at college that he actually used for his career. Well, did you journalism? Yeah. What? Minor was like your journalists. Yeah. Yeah. Wait. So that your process, I've always wondered is about stand up comedians. What is the process of writing your stand up? How long's it take? Is it just like you see something that inspires you? And all of a sudden you write down the joke. And then or do you run it by your boys, who you know, what I mean? And like you actually they have a collaborative effort type of thing in it for me. It's kind of more inspiration based I I don't really do well with I'm gonna wake up at eight AM and right to eleven would it comes to scripts and stuff like that. I can do more of that writing. But with stand up I have to just laugh inside. I either I hear something in conversation or I see something or as almost like I'm having a conversation with myself, and that third I trigger something where like, hey, that's funny. And then I do my best to recreate the internal laugh I fell through writing and performance and stuff like that. But a lot of times just inspiration. Sometimes I'll be washing stand up comedy. And. Just do the rhythm of laughter and listening to comedy in general. It just kinda wakes up my comedy muscle. And then I start thinking of funny stuff that has nothing to do with. I'm listening to. But now, I'm just in this like comedy mama mentality. Mama tower. Yeah. The normal stand up takes what forty five minutes to say. Right. And you're do you have it all memorized, and you know, and you can deliver like the punchline perfectly every time. We're James almost do. Well on the problem. What did I say? I said I had I had to read NASA. And I just said gnaws, I just I just disregarded. The last name is is looking life on Mars. But I mean, you overtime the more you perform your your mind is memorizing the joke. Yeah. And you don't really have to sit in like read and memorise, but also you have to have this flexibility this open mindedness, even when you're performing you have to be open to listen to things and discover new things some comedians say they write on stage because you might have a joke that works, and you know, the way you said, but then through the energy of the crowd or something just strikes you in the moment, improv or whatever. And now you're adding to that joke. So you have a game plan, and then you adjust to it. I mean, I I like it's like with golf, it's like, okay. This is par for and I know I wanna hit it to the middle of the fairway or middle left. And then I wanna hit it this side of the grain. But then. Then you may not may maybe the road this slice it onto the other hole. And now you're like, well, maybe I can make four through the trees. I'm more of a Doug hook puller than a slicer. But yeah, so let's just the improv is would makes every show different. But he definitely have a game plan to start the show. James Davis is here has got a comedy central special Friday night. January eleventh this Friday on comedy central live from the town. You grew up here in LA, you made a TV show for comedy central loosely based off your experiences growing up here in LA. It was called hooded Jason. And you grew up here in the city, and you went to crossroads where brawny James LeBron James is eighth grade year old son. He's there now what culture like at crossroads you. Hear a lot about it in the outside looking in. Yeah. Crossroads is special because it's it's a private school. But there's no uniforms you call the teachers by their first name, really I thought supreme in the latest off whites were actually get the the uniform is to look as. Classic Drake at high beasts and Drake as possible. No, literally. I mean before crossroads I Kana cared about what I want to school, but after crossroads I had to have the Jordan's. I had to have everything 'cause it's this combination of wealthy kids who are just wealthy to be wealthy. Then you have the son of producers and actors, and and directors and athletes, but it's and it's a lot of privilege going on. But it's also very artsy school for the arts and sciences. So you have a lot of I mean, I was thinking figure drawing class at seventh grade. So I was like literally like eleven twelve drawing just naked people after school. It's a good year sixty thousand dollars while the kids mix tapes and stuff to see LeBron son now here in L A, and he's fourteen in slams putting out his highlight reel. And that's that's where my friend who's not from here. It was like do you don't even have to be good like in. Everyone knows about you. I'm like, no, that's just that's just LeBron's. Like there's so many James Davis comedy mix. Tape of just the punchline. It's just the crowd going. Oh, I mean, that's what's on my right now. Just like clips of my this highlight the whole set no dead spots or anything like no work out material just all killer moments. I can't wait to see you eventually giving the comedy central roast those things favorite. I was at the roast of Bruce Willis, actually. Yeah. I mean, I actually hosted hosted I was a judge for roast battle, which is the live show inspired the comedy central show. And I did that last night. Yeah. Rosen's amazing. I'm not good. Lebron would be good for comedy, central roast. I could see them producing it and shooting it, man. That's amazing. He'd be a good one. You know what? I mean. I don't know. I don't know if we produce and developed live on air. But I mean, we gotta bring back sports roasts like there's too many athletes out here that you could get some good Ono's as being a real journalist take themselves as seriously as all the Hollywood, you know. Being roasted. Kevin durant? No. He would not. No, no. He would not now. I'm trying to see how maybe. No. But I think LeBron. He's good nature. But then there if it got like really mean spirited, it'll get weird. Yeah. We are. Because you could you could see him reaching for his phone trying to tweet back in a moment. James Davis is here has got a comedy central special airing on Friday night. January eleventh live from the town. We do mostly football together with Martellus Bennett. I said Martel it's been said the name and started glancing making noises and omitting sounds from that end. You your first impressions of Martellus. And now after what sixteen weeks we've been doing this show. Man Martell is is. Not your average athlete. I honestly, I don't know enough professional athletes to say that actually, but I could just say that like there's more than meets the eye. And he is somebody who makes you uncomfortable and a good and bad way. And he's I don't I like Marcello let me say that first and foremost because I don't know. It sounds I love Marcellus. But man, he's a wild card. I just don't know what I'm gonna get when we were giants. Martellus coined his own nickname the black unicorn while there's a unicorn on James's billboard now on sunset. Like, I could design that unicorn Marcello is is the most competent artistic person I've ever met in my life. Yeah. He could walk in any room and be like, you did it wrong room. Whatever whatever it is. You're out fame. Marseils? I've been working on this painting for my whole lifetime. He'd be like you. Did it wrong? This is what I would have done differently. Like, well, I hope you didn't do it wrong. Live at the town, man. There's Friday night January eleventh comedy central James Davis is here. I'll see a golf course soon. Appreciate you sharing some similar stories of this. Appreciate you being here. The best nice seeing you, man. This is I watched this. And this is no no lie. I literally don't watch. I listen. But I listened to this all the time. I run up to been like y'all do I heard you yesterday? So like more your sock more like all I want is all I want. His Lakers talk all coming up next. We'll get into the game tonight against the pistons. It's been filling in for George done on ESPN LA bed lines in for George Sodano hanging out with own young mistook ESPN LA covering the Lakers and war. Out here on the west coast. And speaking of the warriors Steph curry posting story the players Tribune that he's launching the underrated tour rice school ballers ambitions of continuing their basketball careers in college and beyond and some you kind of don't think about it. And that the top high school players are often the same kids who were picked for the same camps to showcase their talents to get scholarships for one and Duns at Kentucky and UNC Duke and Michigan and wherever else, but there are a whole generations of young players out there who were hoping to earn a college scholarship and are hoping to play at a professional level in Asia or in Europe or throughout the world. I mean, it's not just Zion. Williamson going to Duke, and then the next kid is up, and they're all these kids out there to get a college scholarship at Washington state or Arizona's state for Bobby Hurley, or you know, any of these big time division one schools that means a lot to a family. And so Steph launching the underrated tour to create a basketball camp in partnership with raccoons their sponsor. Yeah. I don't know who ten. Yeah. Mccutcheon? It's a camp for kids who loved the hoops that sounds like a lot of fun so shout to Steph for that. I'm speaking of the warriors as well. You know, they made waves for in two thousand fifteen inventing their death lineup. They would start the game with Andrew bogut and they'd finished the game by subbing out bogut for Andrea with Dala who go onto the finals MVP and at a time. It was Harrison Barnes. Iggy dream on at the center, clay and Steph and that was their death lineup within their death lineup. Got even death ear when they got rid of Harrison Barnes and God. Kevin Durant to really be the fell the anchor point of that death lineup. And now there's another death lineup in the NBA. And it's here in southern California care to explain this morning. We talked to coups we talked to Luke Walton and Luke was talking about how there's a lot of unknowns with the Lakers because there's been so many injuries. Somebody suspensions that the team really hasn't been able to hit his stride and really get to know each other and see what they're capable of just yet. So when the media coups about that Koussa's talking about how like once maybe after. The all star break. Hopefully, Lakers hit the stride. Everybody will be healthy. And he was asked. What are you most curious to see that you don't know about this team? And he said are small ball lineup of Rondo Lonzo Ingram himself and LeBron. And he said, maybe we can be like a death lineup at first I thought because he says a fast, maybe me and my old school hip hop. I thought he said deaf like as in know def jam, but then and then I oh he said death lineup. And so I posted the video online, and like just people are killing them killing killing Lakers for, you know, having a death lineup that would have no shooting in it. But you know, listen, the Lakers don't have a lot of shooting anyways. And for their small ball to work. They felt coming into the season. If they can play coups more LeBron at center, they can have matchup problems that team also would potentially run a lot get a lot of deflections create offense. It's not necessarily about shooting for them. Of course, people. Early in the season when they tried kouzmines center. It didn't work very well. He had trouble defending other centers. They still do. But kouzmines saying that he's a much better defender now than he was at the beginning of the season. Oh Myung with suck is here. Ben lines in for George Sodano, ESPN LA tonight, the pistons take on the Lakers, and we'll see if we see that small ball lineup without LeBron because it really is about LeBron at the center position more so than it is for Khouzina. You know, the idea of him getting killed however for death lineup. I think is unfair. I think that is the best Laker lineup. You can see I think the best Laker lineup. We saw was Christmas day Golden State and how that game despite LeBron going down should give them confidence to compete with any team the league on any given night. So while while the LeBron injury is ultimately going to put the evaluation period of the young kids on hold or changed the lens for which we evaluate them. There has to be something said for that lineup having worked at the highest level. Even just for a moment. Now consistency is key to make a team championship team. But just the fact that we've seen it in some small dose, and that it works. I think should have people excited. Yeah. I mean for them. It's trying to get obviously you have Rondo out there because Rondo can set things up and then find better good shots for guys long. Defensively they like his length often. Simply he, you know, he can move the ball, and then Kouzmin Ingram giving putting scores around the Braun. And obviously LeBron does is thing. There was one thing that you actually said about you're evaluating them right now. How do you evaluate the young guys right now without LeBron because there has to be some stock put into that? Right. Well, then you're sitting go look what look what they can do. Right. And to me it's about Brandon Ingram and Lonzo ball going through stretches where they're the best player on the court for what about when they struggle to play. And when they struggle. I am I am evaluating them. And to me I year three Brandon Ingram when we look around the league and see guys like Ben Simmons Donovan Mitchell, and Jason Tatum in year one and two and Darren Faulk, contributing on these teams, Brandon Ingram shown up one night disappearing. Another night not being aggressive one night. Not being the best player in the floor for any stretch of time against the Knicks that to me as an indictment on his potential. I'm not as high as Brandon Ingram has a lot of people are. I I need to see it tonight against the team. That's under five hundred on the outside looking in the playoff race and the Eastern Conference Detroit Pistons will there be stretches of the of the game where he's the best player on the floor. I think that's a fair evaluation during this time when the bronze out. Yeah. I I don't know. I think they there's pressure on these young guys they may not admit to it. Fresher is a privilege. They felt that. I think they were they had to feel pressure with LeBron on the floor how they fit with them. What does the Laurent expect for them? What does LeBron wont every game feels like game but prom night, and it's a huge high school atmosphere when LeBron's their heels like homecoming weekend, and I remember asking someone in the Lakers. Like, oh when LeBron got hurt. I was like, okay. This is going to be like last year except for the young guys are year older and should be technically a year better. And this person said to me, well, you know, what this is remember last year's team had Julius Randle and brook Lopez. And that was a big big deal. And you've seen the end of these stretches sometimes the team has real. Difficulty scoring in the last five minutes. Lakers. Take on the pistons tonight at Staples Center coming up in a little bit a checking with my friend Jeff Walker. He runs Derek Jeters. Turn to foundation, we're going to talk about the power of sports and philanthropy. Here we are in twenty nine thousand nine everybody wants to help out. Everybody wants to make a difference to keep that positive energy going. My buddy Jeff Walker is gonna come in studio around five o'clock. And plus Marcus Peters is tweeting. We'll get into what the Rams defensive player put up on on Twitter when we come back. It's been lines and young thrown in for George Sodano afternoons ESPN LA own mistook is here. Ben lines here. Sodano was out. He's covering the Greek freak in the beard tonight bucks in rockets on ESPN Georgia doing a lot of games this year. Mike students thing. Yes. He has man. He's doing that game tonight in Houston. Of course, like you said go full pocket square. Max the tie like Trudell? But he does take a few pocket square options with him on the. Road. Yes, he does. And I think this week especially because they are giving them a lot more pre-game tall. So when he got more pre-game hits the pocket square comes out. Yes. I left my pocket square. This Sunday for the Golden Globes. I was out there. I was like what happens if I was that man pretty pretty cool. Golden Globes are awesome, man. It's such an energy these such a rush. We were the first stage with a limo drop comes and in an hour. You do thirty five interviews with the biggest stars on the planet. I mean, it's a rush, and I kind of feel like a professional athlete the night before I kind of relaxing getting a good night's sleep hydrating and then after parties like winning the Super Bowl scientist stars a lot more relaxed at the Golden Globes than they are like the it's not as uptight as with the Oscars. Yeah, everybody's thinking. Everybody is a loose. Everybody's you know, coming off their winter break and feeling good and got their spray. Tamp hopping Pilates membership on point. And there's definitely a vibe. But yeah. I got to interview Carol Burnett, and Michael Douglas and Vigo Mortenson and just a whole ton of stars Julianne Moore joined more some is on the Davidson team. We're Steph curry. Oh, yeah. Division one player. Walk on Davidson, which I think is pretty cool. All right. Oh, Myung Masukus here covered the the Nixon fortunately for many years in New York. I would never wish that on anybody for now he's covering the Lakers in we get you ready for the game tonight against the pistons. You know, look at these games man is must wins. And people think I'm crazy people think, you know, it's ridiculous. It's oh the pistons or the Knicks or the Cavs coming up or they've had the kings or Lakers haven't played them. Any great teams. Now the thing is we've seen flashes where they put a beat down on Golden State on Christmas. Everybody gets hyped about what they can do. And then all of a sudden, you know, they can lose really bad games. Not look great against Orlando twice. You know in this stretch of games right here. The next four games, Detroit, Utah Cleveland, Chicago to meet I gotta go to. And to perhaps they lose these next to Detroit. Utah Detroit's not playing well, but Detroit has a lot of size. The Lakers don't match up well with size Utah. I think is still tough TV even though they've underachieved this year at the Utah. Yeah. You gotta get Cleveland. And you gotta get Chicago. You cannot lose those two game with or without LeBron James because then nine of their next sixteen before the all-star break are against really good teams Golden State's on their Philadelphia. Boston, Houston, you know, the rest including Utah and Minnesota tonight against the Troy teams that are going on the outside looking in the playoffs, but they're still decent teams. So now you have Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. Tell me that's not a night on the schedule. That's going to be a game. But you gotta win these games. You're gonna make the playoffs after a while. With with Alabama's start winning some games. Yeah. Without lebron. Now they've fallen too what eighth are they still in eighth ace by their game out right now? And you just know those other teams are coming, you know, Minnesota now they're going to get a little like juice from the coaching change New Orleans AD. Will probably start to get a little bit together. We talked about Utah underachieving it's just going to get so much more difficult when we get to March and April, they're definitely going to be games at the Lakers. Regretted not being able to take care of your Wednesday night against the pistons Abelson. All right. Switching gears to the Rams who have a playoff game this Saturday, Marcus Peters who's out for a while with with the nagging injury. He's back and he's tweeting out. Big cousins back y'all ain't ready. Hashtag squad keep to leave Todd Gurley and Marcus Peters. The stars are healthy. The stars are aligning for America's team to come into the Coliseum on Saturday night under the lights and just get absolutely smacked. If it's feels too good to be true. Why are you? Why are you like Kogi zainy of LA fans out there this home playoff games? Make me nervous man pressure is a privilege in the Rams have all the pressure. I think you know, it's good to see Peter's on Twitter being loose. The guys who are practice having. Fun feeling on top of the world as well. They should they've had an amazing season. Last year was an anomaly last year. No one expected them to have the kind of year they had to win the NFC west have a home playoff game. Then they were kind of shocked by Atlanta falcon team that was still upset from the twenty eight to three collapse. Now here we are a year later, the Rams had all the expectation going in and exceeded those expectations had a historic year. Let's the finish that left a bad taste in your mouth. I'm okay with the finish the Philadelphia game on a Sunday night was a tough loss the Super Bowl champs. They come on the road on a Sunday night. The Rams had a lot of prime time games. I'm okay with it. If you'd said to me in August, the Rams are gonna win twelve games. You take it. I take it in a second any lamp ram fan would be lying to you. If if they wouldn't. But. There's something about a Dallas team that's playing loose. It's gone through a culture change that. Of course, has me a little nervous. I don't know. Maybe I've seen too many times where the giants of beaten the Cowboys. And I just don't you know, I got to see the Cowboys really do it first before people. So we're the NFC was a terrible division horrible a dumpster fire division. Now, they got two of the four teams left in the NFC. I was going to happen. And what are the eagles stunned the saints, and they get back to the NFC east or the NFC? The what do you call it the championship game? And then the Cowboys are there that'd be just so ridiculous. To me to says this game has everything to do with Jared Goff because you cannot lose home playoff games. Drew Brees now in his sixteen years thirteen of them with the saints has only one five home playoff games in that run in New Orleans. He's five. No. And the all time great players. Peyton Manning's drew Brees. Tom brady's. They win home playoff games. Jared goff. Now, his second playoff run his second home playoff game. He got to start. You gotta start delivering do you have a, you know, like look at you. I manning. I mean, he didn't win a lot of home playoff games. It didn't want any didn't win a lot of playoff games period to magical run for the giants where they went on the road and shocked the world is a wildcard. But he Stoorikhel I don't think Eli manning one ten playoff games the giants. Now. I mean, it is there is a certain pressure about playing home playoff games. But I mean, he gafa get there. I think he'll be alright. The I like I said, yes, there's a lot on the quarterback complain time. But he's going to need help from Todd Gurley. And they need a healthy Todd Gurley. They need a dominant Todd Gurley where you're watching the game you cover and you doing the arosh Markazi press booth thing. Your black shirt almost I wish with all his Instagram models with them. You know, I probably will watch it at home. I know you know, what I'm at Blake Griffin's return against the clippers day at a video tribute motion. And then hopefully, I'll get out and try to watch the game somewhere. So Blake comes to town tonight with the pistons. And then he's an and they're all in towns all the way through Saturday. Yeah. Which a lot of teams do now they're like the the warriors will be an L A next week for like six days, they have meeting steps that Sony. Katie's got to dedicate a court dream on on interrupted. He got a film the shop and both will be on his way back in one of those games. Have you noticed covering this Laker team different than covering it? Last year in terms of how they move and schedule and travel as a team. Yes. There's been a lot more shoot arounds where there hasn't been media villa ability less feels like less practice time because they have a little bit. You know, they have to kind of monitor LeBron and make sure that you know, not wearing LeBron. And keep the big picture and things like that. And the schedule's been a little bit crazy from that standpoint too. So it has been a little bit of a difference. But then toward the end last year they had so many injuries that they also didn't have a lot of practice time as well thought. I thought it was interesting to LeBron didn't travel with the team as we can get. I didn't see him at the Golden Globes the cell Klay Thompson, they're sworn I would have seen. Lebron was Klay when our party. I hear talks cleared a tuck suit, it wasn't like the full bowtie wasn't on top of wedding cake. But he had like a black tie swears. He wearing on the most interesting men in the NBA or interesting man in the NBA like his father. He's so fascinating because of his simplicity because of his simple outlook at life. Did you see the host game investigating like if the sideline reporter was just like she just starts laughing. She goes you look, really happy. And it goes I scored forty three points, man. Of course, I'm happy. Amazing performance from clay, of course against the New York. Knicks last night. All right. I want to get into the LA sports executive of the year. It's not who you might think. It is. We'll get into it next. It's been lines and own young feeling filling in for George Sodano an afternoon's on ESPN LA Ryan Cougars guides erected, a small Sundance movie fruitvale station true story about Oscar. Grant was murdered by the Oakland. Police small intimate movie made Michael star goes on his creed. And not just Black Panther. And he's nominated Globes is like the biggest star in the world. They know them now. I was like, yeah. Thanks, thanks for shouting out. Tim Hardaway the Black Panther. And the opening sequence the kids are playing basketball outside of the apartment where like the Konduz are finding out that they're like, you know, having spies and stuff and sure enough. This kid is a crossover Tim Hardaway this a little tip of the cap from Ryan cougar to Oakland. So love it. Yeah. Last night the words like amazing. They got back to their winning ways when they played a team like the New York Knicks, and that's. The Knicks can provide they can provide championship teams that have lost their way to get back on track for the Lakers. The other night, they provided a real challenge difficulty, and they lost the Lakers lost their night to the Knicks. When we want to ten teams to do such a thing. And it just reminded me of how far these Lakers have to go in order to become a consistently. Good NBA team you see flashes. You see moments you see Christmas day performances, but consistency in sports in life in the NBA is not rewarded and honoured like it should be how about like a basketball karma too. I mean, like, you know, you I remember when LeBron went down there's injury and Rondo at the same time somebody from the Lakers. Like, man, we thought we paid our dues of the basketball gods. And then boom, we're hitting our stride. We win a Golden State. And we lose these two back to back. You know? So it's real finicky. You know, what I mean like with the Lakers, you never know with injuries and everything like that. We still. We knew it was going to be a growing process for this team. We didn't know it was going to be with all these injuries and spent his I mean, I think today Dave asks Luke how do you feel at twenty two and nineteen at this point in season. If somebody told you at the scene started UB twenty two thousand nine hundred would you take it and Luke said, you know, I like where we're at. Yeah, we still have some growth to do and we still need to get better. But he he was like there were times when our record was a lot better than I thought we would have been early in the season. I don't think anybody is sitting here in January really surprised or shocked or felt like the season's been thrown for a loop. Or didn't really know what they were signing up for us. I know what we thought we would get going into it. They'd be good with LeBron's. Good. Nice. I said at the start of the season. I kept saying the Lakers are going to struggle out of the gate, and it could take two months or more for them to really get to know each other. And people thought I was crazy. I I said they could be a five hundred team for while. Yeah. But I mean, they're only reason why we had or anyone had such high expectations for them is because their executives were able to go out and get the best player on the planet. Laker fans would not be upset with the twenty two and nineteen start. Had it been the same Rosser from last year. Twenty two one thousand nine star for the kids last year. That's a great start for this team. But because the executives went out there and got LeBron James a twenty two thousand nine hundred star has some people confused you're upset or not certain about where the season might go. So you would think that the executives who were able to do that would be the best sports executives in Los Angeles at a time when the city is having a sports renaissance when the dodgers are in the World Series. And it's the basketball center of the universe to LA football teams are in the playoffs the executives who made the LA Lakers relevant again, you would think might be up for. Executive of the year. But the Sports Council has announced that being honored the fourteenth annual sports awards on March twenty fifth. We'll be L AFC president Tom Penn who's being named? It's twenty eighteen sports executive of the year from trailblazer. GM form a trailblazer. GM former just showed up on ESPN in June and did draft analysis for some reason and then disappeared for another eleven months now is the L A sports executive of the year. These been able to do with the AFC, I'm not going to chance to catch a Elliott's. I haven't heard there that the stadium's amazing. So the stadium's amazing vibes. Amazing, Mike, you know, you were out a lot of these games. Love this man to be at the opener the first game ever there. It was amazing to be at the first playoff game ever. There was amazing. What a great season for L AFC in the first season. Not only just at the Bank of California stadium right there on on Figueroa. And king. But also just as the city they just took over the city from the LA galaxy. They did something really smart. They sent a lot of their early season ticket holders over to Europe to understand soccer cheering, and culture, and may scarves and smoke bombs and face paints and songs, and it's created this environment behind one of the goals that is super high octane and turned up, right? And it's just a great vibe. So congratulations to Tom Penn Elliott president for winning two thousand eighteen sports executive of the year award from the dead on man. I can't think of anybody that has done a better job as far as going against an executive guy. Lebron James what about for magic gras lot of love for magic. But we all know that we have time to honor magic. You know what I'm saying? You just feel like magic already has enough accolades now just saying I mean, he's not there yet. And we all know that we know that magic has a desire to be a lot better than the Lakers are right now. So we have time. Well, how how? How will magic handle this period with the brand being out and the team struggling and losing two teams like Sacramento and the Knicks, and if they lose tonight at home against the pistons how will magic handle this stretch will he be like a lot of Laker fans who just say, well, they're injured. So can't really do anything about it. Where do you see him from the time? You've covered him all really taking this as an opportunity to go out there and proactively make the team better. One of the things that magic has to do is really exercise a lot of patients, and I think that's going to be difficult on a game by game basis for someone who lives and dies basketball. Just general. Well, nobody Mandic is as competitive people don't realize because they see magic. He's smiling all time. He's got a great energy to him. But magic is a killer. And he's very competitive. And I think he in each game can take even like moments in games, pretty difficult. So most most basketball executives tend to do played the game. So I think with magic it's very important to exercise patients keep an eye on the big picture you want to keep your cap room as flexible as possible you've gotten it to a point where you're in a position that if somebody like in Anthony Davis or someone else's unexpected becomes available. You can pounce. I understand that you can look at the Western Conference say, well, maybe the warriors aren't quite the warriors yet. And when he comes back there's going to be an adjustment period and Houston doesn't look the same as they were as last year. Maybe there's an opportunity because LeBron playing so well, I wouldn't make any like dra- drastic moves. I would stay put and kind of hold. The course. All right. Is this drastic move benign. Filling in for Georgia Donald joined by own young suck here on ESPN. LA's is a drastic move Ingram. Lonzo heart a pick Casey peas expiring for Anthony Davis. Is that drastic Ingram heart? Lonzo ks PMS Hindus and a first round pick and Caspian Los Angeles. When he give me give the station to the pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis. Lonzo pick Ingram heart and Casey peas expiring. You keep coups. Now. I mean, listen to me if you're able to gain Anthony Davis, you kind of have to do what you can get it without really crippling your franchise for the next ten years or something like that by giving like three first round picks or something like that. I mean, if you can get Anthony Davis, you do it. And this Laker team is sitting here at twenty two and nineteen in large part because not only win. Lebron goes out their struggle when they have LeBron they struggle, and they have LeBron. They look for that second player who can carry the low. They look for a player. He's had to have some games for them where he plays like he-man in order for them to win. And I think as a star gets older, especially a star with as many basketball miles. Lebron has together that Tuesday night or that Wednesday night when they play the pistons where you don't have to go for thirty six and sixteen in order to get a win. It's how it keeps the guy healthy towards the spring. The keeps the guy at thirty four healthy the next four years. So I, you know, having kyri for stretches in Cleveland really helps LeBron and even when he is healthy here. They don't have that guy who can consistently carry the load for long stretches for. That's why I think if you take a step back you can look at this situation this stint where LeBron is out. And look at it the positive of it. The LeBron is getting rest he's rehabbing. He's going to get stronger. And that the young kids are going to have to swim on their own kind of maybe regain some confidence a little bit in themselves. Obviously coups got hurt, but he was rolling for a little bit. And yes Ingram and lonzo's been a little bit rocky. But if they can play like they did against Dallas and be a little more concerned about that. Then when the Rondo comeback. They'll have some more confidence young kids swim swimming on their own scare me. I don't have kids, but we were in Hawaii over New Year's my niece and nephew wearing why we went to Maui with the kids. And then the big island is us. I'm getting ready to go to big island. Oh, really, we'll start get you swimming with the whales and the dolphins and doing the whole Mansa raise that dementia read night swim. Ooh. Recommendation kids are over in Maui. They're like kids they love being in the water. But when they swim it's nerve wracking because they put their little face down, and they just hold their breath. And I don't think anyone teaches them that. They can't breathe in the Waterson when they come up. And you're like hold it on right? So young kids swimming have has had their scary moments. And I think that's what we're seeing a little bit with Ingram and Lonzo. Yeah. And like I said like it's curious because you're also looking at Luke Walton, and he's trying to figure out the right buttons to push and people. Forget loopholes loneliness third years head coach. So he too is still very much learning as it goes. And he was handed a lot of people felt this way and told me this at summer league. Lukewarm had perhaps the most difficult job going into the NBA because it's difficult enough. Yes. Everybody would sign up to try to have LeBron on your team. But not only do you have LeBron have to coach LeBron but would have to develop the young guys, and then have cast of one year veterans, basically, you know, mercenaries kind of come in and make that all work and then within a short amount of time. He had one of the most difficult jobs in the NBA. You know, all the suicide squad of the mercenaries who've come in the ones really only fit in a consistent way to me. He's been developed mckie. Now, I don't know if that comes from just as uniqueness of his body and his position and the way he's able to get you know, tip backs and block shots, or if it's that championship pedigree that he's now a part of things. So it's time and Golden State Beazley's been as advertised Rondos been injured and land has been land. So when Rondos healthy, he's I thought he's been he's been helpful. But that's been a qualifier on analyzing Rondos game for the last eight years as when Rondos which avail has exceeded. Everybody's like stations. I don't think anybody thought Davila within this nicely to me. I don't understand why he's not a twenty and ten all star. What he's able to do is so unique and he gets the ball. And he's so big and quick to the basket. I've always been confused as to why he's just not a better plan. I think it's the minutes because he plays with so much energy. Luke feels that. And a lot of coaches felt this way you can only play five minutes extends minutes a night. It's not necessarily the total amount of minutes. It's like the it's the the bird. That you get with them. And then you know, he's running on energy. And you gotta you gotta like bring him back out and put them back in switching gears and New York Jets have named their head coach Adam geese is the newest head coach of the New York football jets. He'll be coaching former USC quarterback Sam darnold, Adam gays. The jets fan base cannot be happy right now. Right. I have a question for you who is Adam gays on former Miami head coach former Miami head coach and now coaching with the jets. They keep it in the division such a jets higher. I what I mean. All these hires have been rather uninspired. I mean, why why it's like you're not moving forward with that. Why don't you might as well have just kept Todd Bowles? I don't understand the jets. I don't understand a lot of these football hires right now, you know, I mean so much is made about the McVay affect and if he has a coaching tree, and we'll get into a little bit of that coming up because you know, it's a copycat league. Yeah. He's this young coordinator who goes off and has tremendous success in his first two years. Now, all the other teams are trying to replicate that, but I'm telling you there's one part of the equation. They're not paying attention to noon. They're out there. Trying to figure out who the next Sean McVeigh is there there's one aspect to their search. They're not looking at close enough. We'll get into that next. Ben lines hanging out here on a weekend. Where the Rams are in the playoffs at home a home playoff game against America's team own young Sook is joining us as well. It's Donald show on ESPN LA.

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Chris Broussard's Top-5 NBA Storylines, Lakers disfunction, Celtics/Kyrie, Rockets

In The Zone with Chris Broussard

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Chris Broussard's Top-5 NBA Storylines, Lakers disfunction, Celtics/Kyrie, Rockets

"The. They do not this one of the few teams that in all the NBA specially the Western Conference that does not fear the Golden State Warriors. There's also a time to hug get teammates to encourage them to support them to let them know, you're with them. And I thought this was that time there are real problems within the Celtics right now, Chris Broussard here and welcome to the brand new on FOX podcast this podcast will give you your daily dose of all things NBA from Fox Sports, including the best content from skipping, Shannon, Nick. Right. Plus special guests, fresh NBA content. From myself postgame interviews from NBA stars around the league and much much more. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five star review up first Chris Broussard joined skipping Shane into discuss. The Bruins critical comments. We are joined by NBA analyst crisper Sarda. Good mom and object morning. That's right. That's right. That's what to do. Okay. Just wait. Chris here. Lebron allowed to say what do you make of those comments, Shannon? I'm usually with you and defending LeBron. But I keeps it real. And I didn't like it. I was disappointed. What did I say? He did say okay privately instead of. Okay. Okay. Because I I don't watch. So I know I'm gonna come on. Okay. Good. Okay. It was just too much me and them. And look there's a time to drop the hammer especially when you the best player in the world to leader. You got championships. There's a time to do that. But there's also a time to hug your teammates to encourage them to support them to let them know, you're with them. And I thought this was that time there were some things that baffled me. So the Brian talked about guys have been there. Do they know what they're missing out on you know, if they haven't been there. Well, who you talking about McGee javelin got to championship Tyson. Taylor has got one Rajon Rondo guy one up to four LeBron's got three in the rest of them have forced never been came at the expense of LeBron Rondos Chandler's McGee all of max. Yeah. Last has been deep in the playoffs. So he was talking about essentially Brandon Ingram. Nkala Kouzmin Ingram gave twenty nine points. Coups played. Okay. Did Reggie Bullock. Is he throwing him in there too? I don't know. It was just too much in coming off a game. Where look LeBron was spectacular offense. He threw some pocket passes. No, I give you that. He obviously gave us twenty seven. He was not in his usual attack me. And that's what about three. No, he had some thirty litters three threes in the third quarter and they lost third quarter by four points. Just for the record. Go ahead. He so he he missed four six free throws. And you said, and I was gonna bring this up later, but he wasn't in his usual, tag mo-. Lebron has always been I've even asked him privately. Why don't you just play point guard? He's never wanted to fully commit to a point guard. But yesterday, he was pretty much fully. I think part of the reason he doesn't wanna fully commit because he gets himself out of like score. Now, he's gonna get you twenty five. No matter what. Right. But he's not he only took seventeen shots only six zero. So he wasn't attacking. I don't think he knows that balance yet between being that point guard, but also scoring thirty five. What did you see in the first three games in the first finals against Golden State when there was no career? No, Kevin love, what did you see play essentially any played attack? Now, you only shot thirty some percent, which he hates to do. But he believes in efficiency, but you. I had no short. But I loved it, man. If he can find that that balance like Miami. I don't think when he played point guard. I think he was more distributor, but it was fine because we had weighed in Baljit right and yesterday, but that plays into the discomfort. I would say the Brian you be uncomfortable. And don't get me forty five. That's not he don't like to do there there. There you go. Right. He likes to give you twenty seven twelve ten whatever. Go beyond comfortable, we need to forty five more James hard. We need that. And then defensively that was their whole problem yesterday, and LeBron's been bad. It's just is what it is since I got this from Steve or researcher. Your guy. They were they were defensively when LeBron got hurt they were seventh defensively when he was out like even though he they were losing. They couldn't score a defensively. Great says he's been back there twenty fifth defensively. So I'm just saying this was not the time to separate yourself from your teammates. And that's what I didn't know you. Okay. I give you that. I'll write agree. You look at LeBron used the word like approach where you think the game where you with the game. And I don't just mean on game day. He's talking from an inside position knowing seeing thing if you know this about the Brown. He's very observant. You watch the way the guy's prepare who's taking it serious. Do you know, what's at stake? And you're right LeBron. But that's why you came here. You're you came here to lead this team to help them understand the gravity of the moment. And to never squandered never take anything for granted. Because these moments are precious while they have more time than you do is your job, this what you signed up for because it's not like you went to Golden State. It's not like you went to a team that have radio guys that had been championship caliber ties McGee. Jim J Bill McGee with Mesler part. I mean Leela have the ring and he played the same role that you Bill McGee DEA ties channel was a bigger become, but he was much younger. Then that's not the type and Keller. Let we see today. I get all that. Like, I said, my thing is if you. You can say whatever you say publicly if it can be Sade sad in conveyed in the same way, probably do that. But every time that you're upset that guys don't perform to the level that you think they should you can't call them out publicly still upset because they were all willing, man. The Broncos the play with the bra he chose us. And that was their body. Lonzo was is. I mean, he was on those favorite player. Play with a guy like LeBron demanding. And he demanded that we'd be going. Now we here. So we don't look at LeBron say, whatever, I listen to you. You wanna be up out of here? So you think that's the mentality? Have they play with that saying, then the consistency? You mentioned like Ingram gay you're twenty nine, but he might be thirteen tonight. They get no consensus. What drives me the most nuts about the greatness of? Lebron James is that somehow he is become the biggest finger pointing excuse maker in the history of sports on a nightly basis. And I don't know why he needs to keep doing this. Especially now this team doesn't need for him to be pointing fingers in the locker room. They have enough trouble caused by him and Rich Paul at the trade deadline girl by no him and Rich Paul and the proud wanted out. Lebron had no bearing on that. The bully del Dem's into giving up Anthony Davis for about half of the Lakers, though. Yes. Yes. And then he said, he's not signing a long term deal. I don't understand how LeBron because he they clan. A Rich Paul how we drag him into this. He's the CEO always not Rich Paul show back to Saturday night. Lebron James could have so easily as the unquestioned leader of the Los Angeles Lakers dismissed what had just happened in New Orleans by saying, hey, for whatever reason Anthony decided not to player they chose not to play him. And we didn't take them seriously because they were they had just played back to back on the road at Indiana. They lost by fifteen with Anthony Davis. So at home, obviously, the Lakers didn't come out with the necessary urgency and intensity for what was about to hit them right between the LeBron goes pelicans without Anthony Davis are actually more dangerous because they got chips on shoulders those pelicans, especially Jewish Randall who still has it in for the Lakers for not hanging onto him. There. They're going to come at you with both fists. They're going to try to take it out on you. So you need to match their intensity and urgency in the first quarter. And if you get off to a hot start trust me, they'll say, no moss. Thank you very much. We just played last loss at Indiana. But that did not happen. And all of a sudden LeBron reaches for how many in here know, what's at stake. If you've never been there, and I'm thinking, how many no it's it's thanking I looked on the roster of playoff games. Played and Rondos played one hundred five entices played seventy five in jail, forty foreign lands fifty seven LeBron. Okay. But why he got people there? One two three four five six seven players in that locker room who have playoff experience. So don't tell me it's all a bunch of kids who've never been there and done this before right there. Only three kids who have never you could throw Reggie Bullock in there if you want to, but there are three kids who don't know scoop. You look at the minutes they play in other than Rhonda. Oh, call. We'll poke land sixteen minute Tyson Chandler, play lifted five land played less than eleven you. Keep telling me all these guys. But they're playing marginal minutes. I'm talking to me about Kouzmin talk to me about Brandon Ingram. Those are the guys that play in the major mini let their problem was defense. Those guys brought it on offense. And LeBron is included in the defense lays. That's the they score hundred fifteen point thirty three assists. Thirty one thirty three assists hurdle with they had turnovers shooting. Lebron was two for six from the line for turn out to go me. I just I gotta go to brands that were the problems. Lebron was a part of that said eighty percents for a case. You can probably make every free throw. I think mathematically you're like the next fifty in a row or whatever it is to get to eighty. I think it's over. I think what LeBron and he talks about the discount for being uncomfortable, comfortable being uncomfortable. Yes. I really think he is like a debate that last week. One. Okay. He grew up, you know, moving around all like, he's going be using. And I think when I was I was with him a lot when he was first in Cleveland, and it wasn't the was no finger-pointing for the most. It was harmonious. You saw him doing the little photos before our Monis, and he didn't have any other stars. But what it getting sixty something wins and out in the second or third around. He goes the Miami drama every year back to Cleveland drama every year, but we won three we got there to define those every year. I feel like LeBron thinks that's necessary for him to be uncomfortable as necessary and for him it may be. But that's not true for everybody xactly, and he creates that everywhere. He goes because probably because he feels I. Right. Next Chris Broussard breaks down his top five second half storylines in the NBA here. We are fresh off the all-star break and these are the five biggest storylines for the second half of the NBA season. Number five will Paul George continue to play at an MVP level and challenge, Janice and James harden for the MVP award. He's averaged thirty one points and eight rebounds over the last forty games tall Georgia's playing the best ball of his career by far. But I don't think he's going to challenge for the MVP award. I don't think okay. See is going to get to that first or second seed and in the last thirty three years only two players have won the MVP award without having the first or second best record in there conference. Michael Jordan in nineteen eighty eight and Russell Westbrook when the average a triple double. So we'll continue to watch George, but I don't think it's going to happen at number four Ziya Williamson sweepstakes or otherwise known as the. Nba draft lottery. I know technically it'll happen in the play offs not the regular season. But it's still going to be huge made fourteenth. You will not want to miss it. Remember new rules this year? So the three days with the worst records have the same chance of winning the lottery, that's Phoenix New York and Cleveland right now. And what if New York wins the lottery that means Zion? The most exciting prospect says LeBron James in two thousand three could end up in the Big Apple or maybe the Knicks trading and bring Anthony Davis to New York either way, a huge storyline at number three with the Boston Celtics fine harmony or continue being their own worst, enemy, kyri Irving. Tremendous player, maybe the best closer in the league struggling a bit with his leadership and the young guys are pushing back. It makes me wonder when kyri call LeBron. And then let the whole world know about it was he really just sending a message to his younger team. To buy into his leadership. Or was it really about saying sorry to LeBron whatever the case they need to get it straightened out. Because if they do they could win the east and get to the finals if they don't they could go out in the second round. And that could spell the end of Kyrie's run in Boston. Number two will James harden and turn it off. Because if he does and if the Houston Rockets can go from being all hard and all the time to an office that features James harden, and Chris Paul like they did last year they may be able to upset Golden State. They're three and against the warriors this year once without Harding once without Chris Paul their six and ten against the warriors in their last ten meetings including last year's playoffs. And we all remember how they had him down three two last year before Chris Paul guy hurt in the Western Conference finals, but they've got the defense. Now that Kim read is there and PJ Tucker is there and Austin rivers give. A little edge. They've got the toughness with those three guys that I mentioned now they need to get the offense of balance between their two stars. Harding was great for those thirty two straight games. He scored thirty or more points, but it's not necessary. Now, check this out. The rockets are just five and five in the ten games. Chris Paul is played since he came back from injury. That's because they basically made him at ancillary part of role player in the James harden show, and you're not maximizing CPI threes. Great ability. We saw on Saturday against Golden State what he can do twenty three point seventeen assist. So the rockets these last twenty some odd games for them need to be about transferring from the James harden show to the James and C P three show, let both of them shine as superstars and they might have a chance to pull off a great upset at number one. Everybody knows it. The Los Angeles Lakers will. Lebron and the Lakers reached the playoffs right now. They're two seed in the Western Conference there three games behind the ACT clippers, but they're only four games out of six place. So a little run and they can move up the ladder. This would be the first time LeBron with miss the playoffs since his second season two thousand and five obviously LeBron had to eighteen game absence with the groin injury. And that will give him some cushion against the criticism if they don't make the playoffs, but they also lost the New Orleans without Anthony Davis lost to Atlanta lost the Indiana without Victor, Ola depot loss to MiFID Washington. Orlando twice all with LeBron on the floor. So while they went six and twelve without him. And you'll blame that for the reason they don't make the playoffs. They've had some horrible losses even with LeBron on the floor. Lebron has talked about how he is comfortable being uncomfortable. And I believe him, and I know it's not as nature to go out and get forty five or. Fifty point sometimes, but he may have two. So LeBron be uncomfortable and go get forty five when necessary it was necessary against the warlords go. Do it be uncomfortable and defend the Lakers have been twenty fifth in the league? Defensively says LeBron guy back from injury that is what the Lakers are gonna need. If LeBron's going to be able to lead them to the playoffs now, Chris Mannix joins Nick and CeCe to break down the Boston, Celtics. This is the most I've heard Kyrie Irving speak in a season in a longtime. He must have gotten a lot out of the phone call from LeBron who said step up and be a leader. What do you make of what we had to say this time? Now, Chris it's almost like that seen in animal house with Kevin bacon remain calm. All is. Well, I'm here. I'm going to be able to lead them that was niche, right? Last year. We were talking about the cavalier. We were like, Nick, you know, the differences everything was going to be fine that that loss was the worst season by far that was a bull's team that. Earlier in the season. They won by thirty something. And then in December is fifty six so you go into Chicago again, and you don't respect the game like that. You just go out there. And you say we can just sleep walk through this one. They couldn't and they lost. There are real problems within the Celtics right now, they just have played from day one like a team that doesn't want to play together that has separate faction. I'm not saying it's a personal thing within that locker room, but guys that are in different places, and their professional careers and just don't wanna be a part of everything that's going to be a personal thing. Well, I don't I don't look at it. As Jason Tatum doesn't like kyri Irving or Jalen Brown doesn't like Gordon Hayward. I just think you have those young guys who are coming off what they did last year to come within one game of beating LeBron James advance in the finals. And then all of a sudden they're asked to take not one step back. But basically three steps back. I mean taros year has been a shell of the player that we want saw. This was a guy that was the star of the season. And maybe. Still see this. But he was barreling towards a fifteen to twenty million dollar per year contract next off season as a restricted free agent. Now, I don't know what it's going to be for Terry Rozier. They just have not connected from day one. And I've been defending them for a while. Because like all right. It's a new group give them time. But here we start talented three. Look, they're still wanna take the Rosie aspect of this. They play down to their competition. They play up everybody else against Toronto there two and one against Bill Delfi their three that game against Milwaukee they lost. But it's a one point close game. They're wanting to against Milwaukee with that game. We saw played against Golden State this year and how they played against them in previous years outside of Golden State there four and three against playoff teams in the Western Conference. So against top tier teams they step up their game. They've got Toronto tomorrow night. They could beat Toronto they could walk into Toronto and win that game. But if you can't get up for these types of games and use are still showing that level of disconnected at this point of the season. That is a real problem. A lot of times, it doesn't mess everyone's agenda. They don't mesh together in this team. So people say, oh, man. There's no I in team don't believe that you got twelve fifteen guys on that roster. Everyone those guys got their own individual agenda last year. The team agenda was the most important thing this year since they've come out of training camp. The team agenda has not been the most important thing. You know, it's been individual things. So as a team, you do have individuals Bing, Gordon Hayward trying to save his career. He's trying to restore his confidence carbon. He was not in good shape. When they started the season this team went to the finals in Eastern Conference last year without him. Jalen Brown, man. What kind of your player my going to be in year? Number two Tatum. I've been trying to Kobe. I'm ready to be a superstar. I need my own franchise. So I don't like the fact that starting to hear these things come out a locker room in the most significant thing for me, and you. To build answer. This chris. They don't look like they're having a good time. They look like they don't like each other. Now, I'm just going to tell you can get on TV you can fake it. But man what we have. It's real it would it would bleed through the TV over time. And I think through the season we have seen this Celtics team. They don't have great chemistry, and they don't like playing with each other or being with each other Marcus Morris said as much couple of weeks batteries. We're not having any fun. And this was on the heels of they just lost a couple of minutes. Explain that to people these young guys live out their dream making all this money because professional sports, I'm gonna tell you I will not have a better time in my life than I had playing ball traveling around the country playing ball with a bunch of guys that that demographic that economic I'm never gonna have that circle ever again. How can they not be having a good time going around the NBA even harder to explain? Because despite the fact he said that after the two losses they had been ten in one in January gun on a great. Run had looked like a contender once again. But Marcus Morris didn't just say we're not having fun after this loss. He said we're not having fun for a long time. And I think that speaks to the disconnect you're talking about within the locker where guys maybe have different agendas there. The twenty somethings that are on the rise trying to make their Mark is to sacrifice who haven't gotten paid yet. That is always a problem. You burn out Horford. And you say you're statistical profile is going to be limited. But guess what we're bringing in with a max contract. Chris Bosh with the heat. Listen, we're gonna ask you do very uncomfortable things with your max contract. Kevin love with the Cavs with their max contract and Terry Rozier made me money is from Youngstown Ohio for as gritty as it gets. He's trying to get paid. There's no guarantee that Jalen Brown is going to be an eight figure year player in this league. None I don't I understand is a very good defender, but he has to year three do more than he's done this year. Now last year when? Shooting forty percent from three with that level of defense. Okay. Everyone needs that. But this year now that the scorns down a couple of points, his shooting has gone back to where I most people thought it would be thirty three percent from three. I never thought he was going to be three points. Right. So how how much is he worth? Now Tatum has real competence. I'm going to get paid either way. But even Tatum Tatum playing nearly the exact same number of minutes. The last year last year was thirty thirty one yet huge shooting three more times for that might not seem like a lot. He was taking ten shots game last year. It's thirty percent more in the same minutes, which means he's not taking his quality shots, and it is eighties. I brought up high school basketball earlier, it's an element of what I'm going to get my chance. So I'm taking it. Now. I don't blame guys. Who are you know, who is who has played really well this year, Marcus smart, and you know, what he got paid this off season. Like, Marcus smart has the security of I got my contract. It is hardly pro sports. Yes. It's about team and. It's about the winning. It's a business. And if we all of a sudden if the way this show worked was it salaries were determined by things like how long people spoke or whatever it was. Put and guess what? General even if he didn't have something great to say, you'd be like, well, let me tell you this. But it would only be fair lighter. And so the Celtics who are they really Kyrie's. Excellent. Gordon Hayward was playing well before the all star game. And then he missed the first game back and against the bulls was disaster. Brown is now a mediocre to poor three point shooter Jason Tatum. He's gone from forty three percent league three point shooter to thirty eight percent, and we know sufficiency is gone down. So who are they actually not just who thought they would be? This is the Lakers. We would say it's up to LeBron to to take this team get them together and say the time is now we all have to come together. But I don't feel like that falls on Kyrie Irving shoulders. Is that more Brad Stevens thing because no one's getting paid? Right. This second. So something has to change if this team is going to make it look I heard you guys talk about early. We give Brad Stevens all the credit in the world when he was succeeding the last few years. You've got to come down. I'm gonna look he's been hard himself after some of these games as well. He has to take some responsibility here for not finding. The rotations that work and not getting everybody on the same page. Marcus smart said something in the locker after the game last night. He said, it's we don't have. It's like we don't have the will anymore. Like, you don't have the will anymore like your twenty games left in the season. And you don't have the willing more. That's troubling going into the playoffs. Finally retard follows up with skipping Shannon about Houston's big win at Golden State. How much stock do you put into this game? A lot of duck into it. Because I believe had the head Chris Paul last year. They win game seven. I believe they beat him for whatever reason they do not fear this team. They're one of the few teams that in all the NBA special the Western Conference that does not fear. The Golden State Warriors. Chris Paul he will attack Steph curry PJ Tucker will get up into Kevin Durant is closely possibly can they switch every single thing. Big guy that can slide defeat skip and stay in front of people and they make shots. Chris. Paul was unbelievable. Looking at them. You is unbelievable. You look at the. One of the best games I've ever seen him play total control. But you look at PJ Tucker. A he had eighteen points, ten rebounds for res thought two years on the bench and Denver. He goes to Brooklyn and can't get although he busies that, you know, sometimes I've said this before having been a player that gonna professional league that sometime when people have a perception of you, no matter what you go. They do that perception follows now he goes to Houston twenty and teen cappella only didn't have a great game score. But he had fifteen rebounds, Eric gourd among CPA three again, a monster. And they didn't make shot skill. I mean, I mean like Steph curry was was cold early. I mean, he made a few shot. Kevin Durant was Kevin Durant. PJ tugging bother him as much as he can look to simply Tom shooting the ball almost ten put art made nothing you really do with that. You see how they play this game? Now, they beat them without Chris fall. They beaten with James hard, the questionnaires. Can James harden. He's in a mode where I need to do. All this. Can't he get out of that says okay now, I don't need to score thirty. I are we gonna move the ball. Right. Because this this is how they beat them is oh player. They moved the ball. You look at all these assist. They have like twenty six Chris Paul head has seventeen of this means something because it goes to the psyche. A lot of teams don't believe they could be Golden State. They believe they can beat this team. They believe had Chris Paul been healthy last year. They would've leader and apart of beating someone skip especially with their as tiling represent what the warriors represent is believed. Do you honestly Syr ignore given a lip service? Do you really believe that you? Can beat them. And I believe to a man the rockets believed they can be if they. I agree with pretty much everything you said, you know, we we sat in boxes styles make fight. Yes. It's true and basketball too. I remember in two thousand nine when LeBron's Cavs sixty six wins lost Orlando Orlando was just a style. They couldn't match up. Big man kick. Right. I think those guys might have won the championship have gotten there. But they couldn't match with Orlando style. Remember when Golden State beat Dallas Dallas at one sixty something games you Golden State has handled them in the regular season. Then beat them in the first round of the playoffs as the aid. See? So there is something to this. Now, if they meet in the playoffs, I will pick Golden State, I will pick Golden State. I think they will win. But the rockets could beat them they might be the only team you look at and you say they can't beat them. I think there's three keys for the rockets to beat them one is defense they've gotten better with that. You said about PJ Tucker, you can't stop Kevin Durant. But he makes it tough on. He makes it tough on. Secondly is the toughness. Like when Cleveland beat Golden State. And even you mentioned when Kyran Kevin love her when they made it tough on them. It was they got physical with him when Steph and Claire running offscreen, you're bumping here near you know, and suddenly nudging him and stuff they got that in PJ Tucker can read Austin rivers is is tough. So they have that. And then the third key is what you alluded to finding the balance offensively between harden, and Chris Paul they are owned since Chris Paul got back in the ten games. He's played they are five and five because they haven't been maximizing they've thrown him in there like Eric, Gordon, Gerald green or whoever, and you basically are part of the James harden show and I'm hard not he's not a selfish player. I don't believe but he's in this mode and the teammates are into like they're happy with him getting his thirty. But they're not they have to edge their way back to what they were last year. Which was Chris. This was Chris was just as much apart his numbers weren't as prolific. But he got his chance to shine. Just as James that he wasn't just an answer. Larry part they have to stem how get back to that. And then I think they can really challenge give Golden State Trump. I don't agree with anything. I just. Did you watch the game tonight? Did I go look at my Twitter lines. I didn't tweet about it. If James harden had played Saturday night. It was the reverse of what happened to LeBron. Normally if James harden plays Golden State wins going away if dream on doesn't go down with about nine minutes left, eight fifty six left. I think Golden State still comes back and wins that game. It's the same Houston team that just last Thursday night at blown another big lead. This when nineteen Moline Lakers nineteen over the last month. I blown at twenty nine point lead in a nineteen point lead. And a fifteen point lead. Those are the rockets in give you one guy. I give you PJ on defense. He's not afraid of Kevin Durant. He gets up in and physical. You're right. He's got the greater snigger collection. Just rules the world when it comes to right. I'm close. I do not think you're even in the sky. But I give you Chris Paul. This goes back to his clipper days, he just he despises everything Golden State in it started a long time ago under Mark Jackson, and he likes to go out there and just mix it up with them. And he's not afraid, but I will submit to you that if Golden State plays Houston Golden State win and five, but I'm being generous because it could be a sweep Novo will win with no Imbaba mood day Trevor REEs, they're just not quite the same to me. And I grew with you Austin rivers is giving them a nice little pop, and he's not afraid because of his father and his upbringing. He's not afraid. I just don't think they're good enough. They haven't shown me enough this year. So right now, they're thirty four and twenty five they're sitting in the fifth seed in by the way. They're just barely above the jazz game back clipper, Spurs, only two games back. But you know, like, Houston if they go on a little cold streakier, they could wind up in the eight good skill in Chris, you know, what used to separate Golden State from everybody else. Was there bitch that bitch is become very average, very mediocre. Get nothing nothing nothing. They ended DeMarcus cousin, but he started they've inserted into the starting lineup. But so when you look at it Iguala, kevon looney Girenko Quinn, not closed. It's not what it used to be living since he's he's a little older older Andrei old that fifteen really good. I'll go Golden State and five in that series. You pick it up. You won't go on record right now. Hold on. Okay. That wouldn't a question. Why? Why? He'll question did it mounts. Doc put a lot of stuff. Okay. Do you put enough stock into saying that Houston will eliminate gold state Ron can get to nine straight on? One by the limited both of them. All I'm saying is if James harden is Chris, and I would discuss James harden gonna stay in that role where he's averaging thirty seven the nine because they're not don't beat them. All right. The ball movement. It what beaten I better get a whole bunch of whistles in the postseason because they you saw what happened when whistles went quiet against the Lakers. The other that happened to the play of James heart is not getting those calls NASA. Another reason they need to wean themselves this hard and all the time offense, Golden State and shoot free throws world fourteen to twenty. Rockets were twenty to twenty four. Actually, the stats say Golden State played pretty well. Well enough to win this game. If you look at three they made what thirty nine percent of their three point shots got up. Forty three may sixteen the challenge the bigger. I mean, again, I wouldn't pick them to beat Golden State, but Houston could just get eliminated by somebody else. They may not even get to Golden State. But if they get to them, I think they will give them the toughest match, you know, because I say they believe they firmly believe me well for one night. Chris Paul didn't need insurance. Right. Because every time I look. Got here. Cleal gotta stay while. He's nine. But that insurance agent is lives with him. Hangs with. And you know, someone's always going wrong, always lamb. He is the perfect guy for that the injuries. And the thing if I'm if I'm afraid I'm going to Houston Rich, Paul we'll give me all commercial. TV star. Based warriors again, they could go for that regular season. Sweep March thirteen I'll go walking, Hugh. Got right now, you also do that. Let's get closer game. I'm going to see whose L watch to make. All I kind of liked this. You said it. So it's on the table. Wait. I got gotta see help. Thank you for listening to the hoops on FOX podcast. 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Dan Patrick Show - Hour 1 - Guest Hosts Doug Gottlieb and Chris Broussard (02-05-19)

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Dan Patrick Show - Hour 1 - Guest Hosts Doug Gottlieb and Chris Broussard (02-05-19)

"It's all about me. Dan, Patrick gas. There is more where that came from click back for new episodes all week, log space, some regions are fast and empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars in credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from. Where's that coming from here? They are filling in for Dan and the danettes in the Mercedes studio. It's Doug godly and Chris Bruce, good morning Kia. Dan, Patrick show here on Fox Sports radio. Bruce, Dr godly with you, Dan, the, Dan that's on the way out to Pebble Beach. And how the perfect day for me new brew. I mean like look both the both of us watched in cover the Super Bowl. We'll I I wanna I wanna pitch you on how Eshelman winning the MVP is. In fact, the perfect patriot to that Dana Jeremiah will get us ready for the NFL draft. That's upcoming Rick euchre from bleach reports gonna join us while some more discussion in regards to the potential of an Anthony Davis trade other trade deadline deals, but but let's start showy with the current state of affairs between the Lakers and the pelicans. I know you're not in the reporting business, although you still have the ability to be in the reporting business if so called upon but can you confirm or deny, whoa, jeez. Latest report, which is the pelicans are waiting in the Lakers to overwhelm them with a historic hall of picks to New Orleans that means the Lakers, offering four first round and second round picks as part of the Davis package Pels wanna be compensated, perhaps overcompensated to even consider a deal with LA. Yeah. What what I'm doing is. You know, I still talk to people around the league for sure. And I haven't been told that that exactly is what New Orleans is asking for two four first round picks. But they certainly are trying to get you know, everything they can out of the Lakers, Stephen considered doing this deal. And I'm actually told that a lot of gyms around the league are pushing del dense not to do a deal. I don't even think he. I should have to be pushed there is nothing at this moment that would make me if I'm running to New Orleans pelicans. There's no way I'm dealing with the Lakers. There's no not right now in the summer. I may have to make that trade. But right now, why would I do this trade until I see what Boston can put on the table until I see if New York gets the top pick or second pick. And maybe offers that it just doesn't make sense. It's not New Orleans business is not their job to improve the Lakers. Plus they should be angry with what Anthony Davis has done. So I just don't see why you look at what the Lakers have offered. I mean, they've offered essentially everybody on their roster except LeBron James and and a few draft picks to boot they've offered to take on Solomon hills contract. So if New Orleans, I just don't think they want to deal with the Lakers at this moment. And I think they're correct in doing that. I actually think it's. Was one of the dumbest not not your take. I think the idea that you wouldn't deal with the Lakers because you're pissed at the Lakers because clearly tampered. And however, you know, whether they've illegally championed or simply tampered that I think is a decision for the for the NBA ever the exact same thing. Which is everyone league is mad because this is a is a Rich Paul production. Right. Like, we get Ron. We're going to go get Anthony Davis, and we're going to do it because that's what we want to do. And then by the way, if you're Luke Walton like wait hold on. I wasn't in on this plan and he's probably out to boat. But why they so you think the public? Them before the deadline. Why because I think they can get that deal in the summer. I don't think they can why. Now, I don't because you think LeBron was the way to hold another year before he gets them help. No. But in the summer, there's there'll be other players on the market. There's the free agency market and late who is getting in free agency. I don't I don't know. But the problem is right now, they can't get anybody in free agency. Right right now, they can get cannot get a soul. We we don't know what happens with with Brad Beal. We don't know what happens with Klay Thompson. We don't know. Trae for Brad Bill because those pieces would have to be the same ones that they give up to get a plug in as of as of now, it's it's it's a different landscape when there are other players there right now, Anthony Davis is the only one of able and he's being he's not available. These only one that they want. This is this is where the evaluation is so ridiculously over the top. It doesn't. Actually match up with Anthony Davis, by the way. I love the idea of Anthony Davis and LeBron James, and we can get to this later. But I I'm not I don't I'm not really seeing how that makes them a championship team. Like you got to fill out your roster. You can't just go like, okay, we'll get to guys. And of course, they'll have the expiring CPI of. Contiguous call pope contract. Like, she could add one guy, you hope is the right guy. And then just fill out the roster with a bunch of new players, and that's going to work like it's gonna be the same way. They've always built LeBron's championship teams get the two stars. Or if you, you know, throwing Kevin love, Chris Bosh three and just get shooters and defenders around him. Okay. But remember all now agree. I'm not saying necessarily gonna win a championship. But that's the thinking. No, I know why. Now, they can't win a championship. But no one thought they could win a championship to begin. With like this. The whole thing is is is screwed up. Like you spent a whole year figuring out and you spend half a year, which you haven't been healthy. I actually think they're pretty good when they're healthy. Yeah. But you know, LeBron. And this is why he wants out will part of the reason he wants out of New Orleans is that team could actually be pretty good. I think if they're healthy, which is not. New orleans. Open is not a championship team. And that's how LeBron fields to we aren't. Yeah. The lakers. I agree with you there. You. Is he hadn't played like twenty days this year? And then there's this mall thing. Call Golden State. No, no, I. Like like, it's one of those things like man, I can't believe we're not better. Like, hey, you would be better if you played more, and I know he can't control Lonzo wings. I was playing. But like I there's as you reported. Three weeks ago two weeks ago? Like, hey, LeBron would be playing if it was the playoffs like well. Hey, big boy, you know, right? How about you? How about you doing James Harden's been doing? There's one very there is in element. Again. I know you recognize this and from people I've talked to this dates back to when LeBron was in highschool AU teams and all that LeBron says to want. Better players all the time. He wants to play with the best players and what you're saying. And I agree. Sometimes just take what you got. And go ahead and do the best you can now granted he did that its I seven years in Cleveland, and it didn't get him a ring. Maybe that's why he's so adamant against doing that now. But I agree with you. There the pardon me, and I'd like to see him just go out there with Lonzo Kouzmin Ingram, or whatever and make the most out of it. And to your point maybe that could be a Western Conference final. Now. I get it. He only wants to play for championships. But as you said the him and Anthony Davis in God knows who else probably win and a championship. Either Nellis definitely not this year. And you know, again, you're going to have to have a little bit of luck in terms of next year. And you're you're literally bidding against yourself that there's no other. There's no other real bidders. Right. The only one who has the assets that you have may would be. The Boston Celtics, and they fit they they legally cannot acquire Anthony Davis right now. So you're just bidding upon yourself. You don't actually know the value. You don't know what you'd be big like a lot of times it's a blind auction anyway because you're just going off reports. And you think with somebody like now, you're just kind of throwing in guys. And oh, yeah. By the way, you're you're spoiling any relationships. You have with your guys, right? If you're like, how'd you like to walk into work today, and and Cal and go rhino cow. Like, we think you're great. We think you're star. Like, wait. You think I'm gonna star? But you're gonna put in like four other dudes to Google. Since since what twenty ten every year that LeBron's played every team he's been on. There has been drama, and I'm not blaming it all on him because you know, there was drama surrounded Michael Jordan drama surrounding Magic Johnson. And all that it just wasn't as covered as it is today, whether social media technology, the fact that it's so much more stuff leaks nowadays than used to. But all that helps as well. But this eight oh Miami. It was issues with bolstering the first year then in the last year, you know, with way banged up and is LeBron going back to Cleveland every year in Cleveland, whether it was David Blatt, whether it was kyri Irving, whether it was Kevin love with LeBron. And now here I mean, this is what follows LeBron partially because he's he's the most covered and reported on athlete. You know, I it it certainly an. NBA history. I think, but this is the drama, and I guess if you're a Laker you have to look at it. Like, okay. These guys are learning the business of basketball, you have to play with these sort of rumors. You have to be man enough to be able to play your best ball with all of this stuff circulating. Yeah. You'll see if these young guys are made of that. No. I I completely understand. I completely understand that. But like you've because you've taken so long and allowed this to stretch out. You've essentially ruined your relationships. Like, this is the again, this is this is why Kevin Durant said what he said. This is why so many others have passed on it. Because it doesn't matter. What you say? It's it's actions not words, you can't sit here and go like, hey, I'm all in on these young dudes. And then the second you got a chance at a at a at a more elite more established player like all of them. They're out because the reality the reality of it is massively. Overpaying. Look, I partial premise, the initial premise of what you said though, I disagree with be for one last thing, and you shouldn't deal with the Lakers. Just because you're angry. I'm saying you shouldn't deal with them before the deadline because Boston can't even put an offer on the table. Let's see what they offer the Knicks. I, you know, we don't know what your number one picks. No be let's see what Boston's Pixar all kicks they own. So, but but again, we go. But then if you go back, and you say like, you're assuming that the offer is going to be greater tell me. I don't know yet. I'm waiting. I understand why not wait. When the game by doing it. Now getting a better deal now. Because till I do I want all these Lakers who can't win forty games without LeBron James. I mean, what what they're good around LeBron or at least Kouzmin ball somebody. Okay show. What if they were moving? What are you hoping to get that could be better? Maybe you've had kicks bet. Look if if the Knicks then may, and I don't know that the Knicks would offer the first pick. But again, why not wait to see? But what if it's the first pick? And I guess I on Williamson who I know I can have the next four years who will see what type of player he is. Obviously can't even the league for they love him. But he's certainly box office. He's gonna put fannies in the seats more than Anthony Davis. Even I think so let's see what that hap would that can bring or Boston. What if I can get Jason Tatum? And you know, maybe Rozier, I know it has to be a sign and trade with him, but Brown or somebody's. Other picks. Right. This way. He why not. Because right now you had the Lakers over a barrel. I'll have to barrel in the summer. Doug. No. The Brian James is not gonna sit there and say that's a whole nother year and get a and twenty twenty he's gonna be like, look, Chris. I want him. Now. I Chris I understand. But there's there are other players. This is a pool. Then why they're not getting Durant. They're not getting Kyrie. They're not getting clay there. Do they even want? Jimmy, Butler got guests get him. His value is dropping because of his attitude. I mean who else they getting him? You just you just offered up the possible. Yes. And you know, you wouldn't have to do you rather have him? But then if I didn't have to get rid of my entire roster to do so. Absolutely. But if I don't have to shed my roster if I can hold on to Calcutta Sma, who's what twenty three years old, and then I can add Kemba Walker and then move Lonzo ball and moved Brandon Ingram for another piece. Yes, that's a smarter plan then getting rid of everybody and Anthony Davis go elsewhere yet. Look if you date. Team talk about Kim longer. Lebron James Kaku. That's a pretty good team. And then again, you have contagious Cobo pope's expiring contract. You have lungs. Oh ball and Brandon Ingram to move. Yeah. You do. Instead you run. What what you're what you're pushing up against is the idea of what the Lakers did. This is the Steve Nash deal all over again. Steve Nash Dwight Howard, by the way. Lebron James is Vicky. How's it that be because you're you're you're active old? Yes. Lebron James is old. He's in better shape than Nash was nationally like ten games after he got to the Lakers. I understand my my point is and Dwight Howard also was got hurt and was never the same. You do get two point two which you like, hey, the Brian James can't carry you like he used to. And maybe that's the idea of an Anthony Davis. But you're going to need more help like there's not well. I let your value in their young guys. Maybe we they were what were they five in ten without LeBron five and twelve whatever it was actually not accurate because clue aware they was out. Lebron I don't know coups because they never had everybody except for LeBron who had everybody you watch Couve. And I liked coups moloch. But only doesn't score. He doesn't defend. He doesn't rebound. Very he's. Okay. Rebound. He you know, he doesn't pass the ball. He's really good around. So so here's here's here's the thing. How good of the Celtic pieces. Out Kyrie Irving. Now granted a lot of it had to do with Brad Stevens. I'll give you that. Well, the the without kyri, they got an Eastern Conference finals seven games. They did they absolutely did their their roster was different. Like, you think terrorists years? Our starting point guard and a playoff team. Would you rather? Have Terry Rozier, Lonzo ball. I think. Fill out. Well, look, Lonzo hasn't done much. I mean, I own shown, you know, spurts. I think I would I will agree with you on is that Boston's players without kyri like last year Brad Stevens. I think have a ton to do with their success, and he won't say Rummy. I get. Who was a good day? There were really good team. Okay. They were you look at their record the teams they played in the west during the regular season. They they're a tough team. They were gritty they defended. They moved the ball players. The mall like that. If you wanna if you wanna tell me, if you wanna tell me that the Jason Tatum is is marginally better than coups Ma and Brian Wrangham fine. Is he better than Kouzmin and bring branding them. The answer is no. And I'm not even branding fan gang both together. No. Yeah. But but Brown is tough. I think he's fine 'cause they're playing differently with kyri yet also jammed Brown is not that good, right? Like, he's he's pretty good. He's pretty good. I think he's got a lot of room for growth, a great agreed which is the same thing as calicoes which is the same thing as long as like, we're we're we're we're actually agreeing that they're about the Saint there's nothing so spectacular on that Boston roster wet day. All hey, go have much better picks. And again, I think I can get that Lakers deal in the summer. That's the thing. I just don't mind letting Doug because he doesn't know why. Why rush because you're dealing with the unknown. You're dealing with a much a much bigger pool which could could which could drive up the value or could drive down the value. And right now, you have the Lakers bidding against themselves. And they keep throwing in way, we get this. We get Lakers are shopping hungry, and they're just willing to give up everything which is gonna be in Hungary this summer done. Yes. Yes. But they'll be there's there are more items to go shop for and someone who they're not getting any any. Let's say worst case scenario for new way, let's say to Lakers go and get some other big time free agent and no longer in in the Anthony Davis sweepstakes. You don't think they're still going to be a huge market for Anthony Davis or or does he, hey, I'm not with the Lakers. I'll stay here. I mean, there could be any number of things happen. No question. There's no question. Like again, it's it's the risk of waiting. You know, there's not. A risk of waiting. I absolutely. Didn't get this from the Lakers in the summer. And if I can't worst-case scenario, I keep a D or someone some other team throws a boatload of stuff at me to get him. Lanes that just that package. I don't do. I want. Beasley Rondos got what a one year deal. I loved I should've never let Rondo go in the first place. But. They have exp. Those are expiring contracts. That's all that is as are expiring deals which allow New Orleans to have flexibility to add some pieces in the offseason. It is a home run home run. Nation though, I again, but so so you're going to go and go through the NBA draft, which has a couple of really good pieces. And you don't know what those pictures are going to be in your hope novel that I've way I don't I'll know this summer. I'll know in may. I'm just saying why why do it now when I can get that deal in the summer most likely, and I can see other teams will come with more offers, Boston and New York. I mean, I just don't see why they do it now because. The Doug Gottlieb in for Dan and the and the danettes we'll get back to the NFL upcoming next Julian Edelman, by my estimation. We'll see what Chris things is the perfect patriot to be an MVP. I'll explain next. Okay. This is just a thirty second commercial. And I'm gonna throw a lot of numbers that you, please. Please stay with me. And just fifteen minutes, you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance. The company that has been offering great rates and great service for seventy five years. It's gyco. I'm using it for a long time itself. And anytime you need help you could speak to one of their trains specialists, twenty four seven no recordings the company. Gyco. Go to Geico dot com today. 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That's Julian Edelman, I feel like he's the perfect patriot. Or the perfect guy to. Cap. The patriots story, right? Because for all of these volunteer guys. There's always that that year. But right like, so it's like I Bill Bill checks team. How they are individually remain. No. No, okay. So so request exonerated. They really aren't right. No. With Tom Brady is a six round pick all of every part of the Tom Brady stories amazing. Right. Six round pick to the winningest quarterback. We've ever seen a guy who has evolved from it was about the team when he was the first year used quarterback against the Rams. And then of course, you know, even at the peak of here's something that. I haven't heard anybody else mentioned I mentioned it last week, which is one of the crazy things about Brady. He he's the only quarterback since nineteen seventy to engineer a perfect season. That was his best season as a pro. And that team was incredible come back the next year, and we were robbed of one of the prime years of his career because the knee injury. That he suffers we didn't actually played in one game that next season, and that that probably would've been and so as as much as he has nine suppo appearances and six wins. He could they have gotten back. I don't know. But for a guy was a six round pick a guy who's taken less money to stay a guy who's been willing to sacrifice his ego early in his career and lateness career in terms of how he's played now they become empower running team all, but he did have the Deflategate, right? Bill Belichick has has built this team has gone through system after assistant guys have left and gotten head coaching jobs. They've come and they've gone and in a league where the schedule is designed for playoff teams to have a more challenging schedule the non playoff teams and considering he didn't he wasn't able to win enough to keep his job in Cleveland. Everything about what Bill has has achieved as amazing except. There was the spy. Gay thing. Now, you have Julie men who was a seventh round pick a quarterback a guy who like look he's not a burner. He's a slot wide receiver. He does all these little things to to catch to keep the CIA and they've had they've had four or five of his level. And maybe even like Wes Welker was better at the exact same rule, but he has come through in the key moments and one and been a part of a couple of Super Bowls. But and here's why he's the perfect patriot. But he wants to spend the first four games this year because of a PD violation right easily like the perfect guy your body. How hard it is for non boss donations to wrap your arms around the patriots. Yeah. No, you're absolutely right. I was actually watching the game with my wife the Super Bowl and she's not a sports fan. But she did know that the patriots cheated. And she was I was pulling for the patriots in part because I picked them. But I also like Tom Brady, and she couldn't believe I was pulling for cheater. She. I said I can't believe why would you want to cheat her to win? So you're right. You know to the casual fans so that nine Boston, Ian fans year that that is something that you have to get over and a lot of fans can't and that's why they don't like the patriots. It's it's odd. It doesn't the cheating. They did for some reason. I don't it doesn't bother me that much and you mentioned the PD use. The the interesting thing is how in baseball using PD's. Absolutely. Destroys your legacy like you may never get into hall of fame. Barry Bonds is the best baseball player. I've I've ever seen. Now. I do think he was using PD's. But he was never caught and his legacy to this point has been ruined. In terms of him never been on hall of fame because of that us, but in football von Miller, Shawne Merriman now Julian element, you can go on and on these guys they give. Four games. They get six games whatever they're back on the field. And nobody thinks twice about the the PD us. Now, I don't agree with those who were saying elements should not have been able to play in the Super Bowl because of the PD's because one I didn't hear that talk before the game. If he wasn't MVP. I'm sure nobody would have brought that up or certainly if the Rams had one, and Secondly, it's the NFL rules when the new CBA is up, and they negotiate if you want to make the rules more stringent on PD's, you can't play in the postseason if you got caught with him or something like that fine. But don't come after the fact and say now, oh he shouldn't have been able to play. Well, those are the NFL rules right now. So I I'm with you. I think I was wondering if you were going to bring that up because obviously element the little engine that could the the guy is under talented, but over achieve all those reasons are why a lot of people would say he's the perfect patriots. Unless vote this into. I mean, the patriots have more white skill players than any team. I've seen in recent memory, right? Running backs wide receivers. When you have a white running back using this on a good thing. You're like me what Ryan birkhead is is productive. Yes. That's one reason or not and you brought up the two thousand seven season. When when Brady had Randy moss that was when I began thinking Brady might be the greatest ever because he typically has one with Indiana branch, and and Danny Woodhead an element in west Welker and birkhead. Now, you know, all Chris HOGAN all these receivers and a few running back who weren't great. But the one year you gave him a spectacular wide out somebody like Jerry Rice he threw for fifty touchdowns almost five thousand yards like it was a light show that regular season. And I feel like if he had a receiver like a moss from most of his career. He would have tons of. Individual numbers. In addition to the championships. How about this is that you wanna how good that two thousand seventeen months here there were sixteen. No. This this year. The Rams outscored their opponents by one hundred and forty four points that was the most in the National Football League to just take a guess on the regular season when they were sixteen now. Now, how much the how many points the patriots outscored their opponents by in two thousand seven I know it's got to be hired in one forty four. I'm gonna guess seventy one three fifteen. Wow time. It was a fantastic. And you know, it took one of the I David Tyree is a friend of mine, but that had to be the luckiest play in maybe NFL history that helmet catch. I'm in in the conversation. Yes. And you know, like look you lie manning if non Super Bowl that's an in the grasp in the in the grass in the backfield. I mean, we look at we look at the Seahawks game. And we were like, well if they would run the ball with marshawn Lynch that would have been a law. So we look at the falcons and falcons are up twenty eight to three with with two minutes to go in the third quarter. And we think all right after after Julio Jones spectacular catch. They simply take an e three times kick appeal goal game gets over game is is a rap, but they the other way to look at it is, you know, not for the David Tyree catch, right? And and if. And if less Welker halls in a third down pass, they probably win both of those games. And then even like the last year where their defense was they didn't punt Brady had the ball down five driving down the field. He misreads the defense. He had James wide open the flat. You know, there's every game. They played his close. They've had the bright himselves in position to win. All three of those games. It's kind of remarkable. But. You look he was he was in. He was incredible in two thousand and it's funny that their best team didn't actually win a Super Bowl where or their best collection of talent their best season. That was an un- unbelievable team. It had, you know, Laurence Maroney who is like twenty two years old was running back. They had they had kind of three headed monster running back. You mentioned you mentioned that they had Randy moss. I mean, the the numbers they put up that was the first I believe the first fifty touchdown season by any quarterback. And and and you know Brady was fifty touchdowns eight interceptions that year. It just the numbers are review. Ridiculous went west Welker. Like, yeah. We all remember Randy moss. Wes Welker had one hundred twelve catches. Randy moss had ninety eight like they down their Dante stallworth they dominated the league. But you know, so much of that. Gets lost. Because Tom Brady Liz alleged to have been part of the seem to deflate footballs, which oh, yeah. By the way, I mean, if you really wanna get down to it when they reinforced the footballs, he actually played better. And there is no part of why I feel like is not as big of a deal. I look I do think deflated football. Isn't advantage is easier to catch is easier to hold onto? So you won't fumble as much, but to your point one when the footballs were regular, you know, inflation he was fine and the patriots role in what do you think about like, I think it is completely ridiculous as much as I like Julian Edelman as really good of a player as he is to even put him in the same sentence as hall of fame to me is absolutely ridiculous element. Absolutely. Yeah. You think patriots hall of Famer and? Mean right near ring Avante, or whatever they call it. No way in the NFL hall of fame. I'm with you. I do think there is some there is like here's the problem with wide receiver probably wide receiver is generally your numbers are greater when your team is worse. I like the Calvin Johnson has arguably the greatest or maybe an argument the greatest season a wide receiver ever had statistically. But in that year his team won four games. You get behind you start throwing the football. And that season. The only thing they did was throw the ball to Calvin Johnson. And that was the only thing that he and Matt Stafford well, and so the. So do you think that like Jerry Rice, obviously has great numbers? They want Michael Irvin for that time. Now, maybe compared to today they numbers aren't used for that time. His numbers were big obviously, Dallas was winning. You know? So I I don't think that that's necessarily the case. No, well, January Yeltsin. Good teams, and he had huge number. Some some of his best years were bad teams with the San Francisco forty nine sort of teams that were limited with with with knives. Terms of his best seasons to typically. And like, look if you want to actually go to the to the Jerry Rice thing like they ran an often they were the first of the west coast offense teams, and you know, so they were they were throwing the ball and throwing the ball more accurately, and in a way, which other teams had not you go to, you know, the the the Buffalo Bills, you know, and and they're wide receivers. She struggles with with with getting in the hall of fame because they ran the k gun offense because they throw it through it so much more Isaac Bruce in and and and Tori, and their numbers are huge. But there are also playing in an offense which was different than everybody else scoring more points. But look I think Ataman is a is a tremendous player. And I do think there is something about the Robert Aures of this will write the guys who they're not superstars in terms of their talent. Can't necessarily build around them. But they do come through in the clutch. My point would be I actually believe Welker wokers get lost in this thing. Because of of all of their slot wide receivers he was far and away the best. And while he didn't look the part. And he looks the part of all of those other guys that Troy Brown's even that they've had he had to be double teamed on every third third downs. The most important down the NFL, and he had to be double teamed on every third down. And he's still got open the differences that was Welker did not make those catches in Super Bowl. Do not want us ripple and Elleman has even though statistically he hasn't had nearly the impact of Wes Welker. Right, right. That's a point Welker had, you know, have better regular seasons. And then, you know, then element has. But I just think like I said the hall of fame talk. I mean, some people brought up Lynn Swann is a guy that made the hall of fame based on postseason performance. But Liz, I'm. Made some of the most acrobatic catches in NFL history is in Homs. They look they were lying. To catch animated may give it element made a catch. In the Atlanta Super Bowl that was unbe day casually. He's got one touchdown in his three Super Bowls Flon had like five Super Bowl or three touchdowns in four Super Bowls. You know, a elements. Touchdown was three yards. Again. I'm not trying to be little him because he's been really good for them in the clutch. I'm just saying he's not comparable to Lynn Swann three of the top five hundred Cevers in the league this season. Did not make the playoffs. We'll continue this discussion of coming. But coming up next from this year SuperBowl champion to last year's the eagles. Carson Lynch's answered some pretty tough questions about how he's handled himself post Super Bowl last season. What do we make of it with Christmas? Artem Doug Gottlieb. We'll discuss next on the Dan Patrick show college football benefit football, the greatest time of the year. No more waiting. 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If there were guys that issues in hindsight, I wish we could have just talked about them. What's your reaction broke? You know, the I actually think Wentz handled it, well, I think if he had just pushed back completely on. It said oh bogus is hogwash. It could have had a negative repercussions in the locker room. I think he sounded like at least that he was going to learn from it and try to get better. So I really liked his response. I'll also say this, and you know, like, you say egotistical, selfish, all that stuff bossy bullied, you know, the coach according to the article he denied it. But Michael, Jordan, LeBron Isaiah Thomas the legend Aaron Rodgers all these things have been said or something similar to those things were said about them the difference is they won and even this year. When Aaron Rodgers didn't win hasn't won in a while didn't make the playoffs you start. Seeing these negative things come out about him. When you have a personality that can be abrasive. You're a type a guy. You know, you command the room and some people like it and some people don't, and you feel like you you have the answers that can rub people the wrong way. And the only way it works is when you win if you win everybody just gets in line with it. And it's viewed as good leadership. But when you lose your viewed as a guy that selfish that people don't like Michael Jordan's last year in Washington. I was around that team. Those young players who grew up idolizing Jordan with this poster poster on their walls. They hated him. Eight because he was no longer winning. He was the same abrasive guy talking down to people and all that challenge and everybody, but they weren't winning. They weren't even making the playoffs and guys didn't like it. And so Carson Wentz v win Super Bowls or a Super Bowl. Then this stuff won't be an issue. But if they don't win the this is really going to be a problem. I don't know if I would go that far. I I would agree with you that that winning does cure all ills. I I completely agree with that. But, but I think this is something more let's start with your initial premise, which is he handled it really well because he didn't do the fake news thing. Right. Right. Like like, however, however, you feel about Carson his these unnamed players felt about Carson wins. They felt strong enough to have their name put or another their words putting article and for people who go I don't like unnamed sources deep throat was an unnamed source like that bride of like like the reality of football is a wide receiver who plays with Carson Wentz can't say, hey, I think he's a pompous a whole like you just ride can't can't work that way. And I do understand these like, look you could have just come to me. But the reality is like you're going to go to be like, hey, you're kind of being a kind of being a baby about this thing. So I think the way he handled. It was great. Like look. I'm not perfect. Probably some of the stuff is is. I think don't you think the guys that criticize them on that team will look at that. And say, okay, maybe he's going to grow from this. Yes. Yes. And but I would disagree with the, hey, if you win your any leadership style is first of all you're not going to win if your leadership if as a leader, you're not revered. It's just a SP in a position of quarterback. You just you can't win. If you're. Not going to if you're not going to truly lead truly buy into other people. It's one of using air Rogers is revere. Now granted he maybe it was different when he won ten years ago. I think it's one of the things he struggles with Iran. He's I think he's a better leader than maybe he gets credit for it. I do think he has a tendency to go, I I actually think that Aaron Rodgers one of the things is. Yeah, there's some tough love with with with young wide receivers. But I I wouldn't be surprised if there's not others that are like that. I I don't think Jordan was revered until he started winning while also Jordan remember wouldn't pass. But that was the big thing with Jordan is the opposite of the Brown. Which is the Jordan rules were make him. He's not going to pass knock him down every time. He drives and make everything difficult for him. Because he's not he's not going to say, you know, surely, you'll lavish about six assists, those years to yes. First year to thirty two eight eight year, we average eight assists. The the point was half. May sano shop the I mean at the end of games at the end of games. He he didn't trust anybody to do it. And you know, when they first one that when they won the first championship against the Lakers. He average eleven assist in the NBA finals. Yep. Part of the reason they put him in the triangle to to to be present him really clear lines of sight to who is open, and whether it was John Paxson earlier Steve Kerr or whomever making other shots. That was the the difference for Jordan from remember told players don't pass the Bill Cartwright. Yup. And car rights said he threatened to break his legs. If you ever say that again. So I I think I mean is Ahah Tom has gotten fight a fight with Bill. And but you know, I I do think the if you are if and guys don't like you once you start winning ages get on the bandwagon. Yes. But in order to start winning they have to be on the bandwagon. There's there's mixed there. Like, you can't be everybody's buddy. There are going to be guys that don't like you. You have to have them respect you. But and I. I think that giving a little bit and saying, hey, I'm not perfect. I do think that earns respect. And I think it was a really smart play for Carson Wentz. Who like, look, let's just be honest. If you were the league's MVP, and that's what he was going to be and you tear your ACL trying to fight for a touchdown for your team. 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NBA Trades; MLB Changes

"In the bronze suffered the worst loss of his career. Was fans being fans. Maybe I should bear box. Now. Belkins? I have no bizarre whatsoever. Do anything with the light of the New Orleans has to get treasure. Trove trade is not going to happen. Major league baseball rule changes. The game was going in this direction spring training there about a hundred unsigned threes. Jew could build it all star team. What you see change your perception abbey sporting event. Get this. Welcomed outside the lines. I'm Ryan Smith. And you thought Anthony Davis would be the first big trade tip to fall think again, but the NBA trading season begin. That's our big story today. So the dream for NBA teams is clear wrestling, the crown of the NBA's best from the Golden State Warriors. How do you do that looks like Philadelphia has a plan? Do it with star power first reported by Adrian wards announce key the seventy Sixers completing the first blockbuster deal of the trade season, dealing for near all-star Tobias Harris and a handful of reserves Wilson, Chandler and more reserves and two I and two seconds so much a process and stockpiling draft picks twin now time and the Sixers now have three all-stars another on the cusp of stardom and JJ Redick as their starting five. And how they sign them. All long-term. That's another story. Not of course. Then there's the brow. It appears that Los Angeles is jets have cooled a bit Cording to woes the Lakers bowing out of the Davis sweepstakes. For now, refusing a bit against themselves, but don't. The rest of the NBA doesn't smell blood around the trade drama in Hollywood the Lakers suffering a forty two point thrashing at the hands of the Pacers on Tuesday night. The worst loss of the bronze career when he has been on the court so much for win. Now as a selling point that Davis. And this is what stars Brandon Ingram? Kyle. Kuzma had to hear about their tenuous status from the Indiana fans. Trade you that you did you hear that? I'll still mad for throws. I mean, I've been through worse. Way worse things that while life. I know it has to be tough on a lot of our guys, especially young guys, you know, right now, there's just never been a part of it and a here every single day. And I noted. Worst thing that you can do right now real social media. And I know all young guys love social media. So you know, that definitely can't help. So that brings us back to Anthony Davis. The all star the pelicans may or may not be looking to trade before tomorrow's trade deadline. The brow is missed the last eight games because of a sprained left index finger but was listed as questionable for tonight's game against the bulls. All right. So a lot to talk about here. Let's turn now to ESPN NBA front office inside or Bobby marks. We'll get to the brow in just a second. But Bobby, I I have to ask you about the Sixers Harris now a part of this. What is the move represent to? You represents a push your chips to the middle type move. We saw in November Jimmy Butler. And now we saw Tobias Harris the Tobias Harris trade cost you to future first round picks. And this is a team that is you know, they're in win now mode. This is not a team that's going to go into the some with cap space. There two big acquisitions are Butler and Harrison now you have potential of a big four a superstar league. But how you gonna fit them plus a bench and everyone else under the cap while it's going to be expensive. Now as I said, this is your free agent shopping. But you did it five months early Harris has bird rights. You can exceed the cap the same with Butler. But remember Ben Simmons is rookie extension eligible this summer. So that's another possibly twenty-five thirty million. So when you look at the four. Players here that's going to be one hundred and thirty million dollars in four players. The good thing is you'll act as a team over the cap, so possibly a player like JJ Rettig you can bring back, but you'll have your first round pick this year. Hopefully, you hit on some of these minimum players have a good scouting department. Now, you're going to have some luxury taxes to pay. And let me ask you this. How do you deal as a team as a GM with this kind of star infusion? I know the fantasy basketball players out there said it's going to be great. But there's not four basketball's for the share between these four and it's great in the off season one. We can talk about it. But when you try to do an NC's and trade like this, and you only have twenty five thirty games. And you're trying to go out and win a championship. How do you mold? This oughta gather the good thing is they'll have the all-star break coming up, and they'll have a week week's worth of practice. But as you saw there were some growing pains when they acquire Jimmy Butler. I don't expect it with Tobias Harris. I mean, he's been the ultimate pro. He's been moved around. I think five times in eight years here. I think he'll slide in right away here. But yes, it is not easy. When you're making. One of these big in season in season trade, by the way, Simmons Embiid. They're going to be off with all star game festivities while they're trying to work all this together. And then being both named to the all star team. So let's talk about Davis. The news now is that Alvin gentry talking today about how Davis seems to be healthy. But may sit until after the all star break saying, I'm sure people can understand. I mean, it's the elephant in the room at this point. But when you have a situation like that as a GM, right? You've got your superstar sitting on the bench. You're trying to win games your minimum salary player. You're out there. Trying to do everything you can how does that affect team chemistry while I'm not playing Anthony Davis? If Anthony Davis has not traded by the deadline on Thursday. I'm sending him home. And I don't think we'll see Anthony Davis arrested a season here. I am not putting my best asset on the core for him to get a DeMarcus cousins type achilles injury where I know. I'm going to trade him in July. That's going to be my first thing. What vision are you selling to the guys on the court that you're also saying play your hearts out? Well, you're selling a vision of a player who doesn't want to be. There. Here's a player who asked to be traded a week and a half ago, and and we couldn't find the right deal. And I'm looking out for the best interest of the organization, and what I'm gonna do is. I'll tell my fans we'll give you some refund. We'll give you some of your money back. Oh because you are paying to come see Anthony Davis. So if there's fifteen games, we'll give you half of what you're owed as thank you for support and his team. But I am not putting Anthony Davis on the court in no circumstances because to they're going to lottery they're not going to the playoffs right now. And this is the best for the organization, you know, the other side of this is I think about those Lakers guys Ingram coups mother. Those guys who are subject to all the chatter the south from fans about how you're getting traded. And you know, it's really interesting race on Rondo talked about this the other day about what it's like for some of these young guys to be included in these trade talks ticketless. Gaza even. It's a different in different mentality to have obviously some of young guys never been in a situation. I can I speak for them. But you know, I know when I was at age. You may say it doesn't affect you can't mess with you. Mitch, admittedly. So that messing you mentality. How it messes with you as a GM, you're the person who in a way is doing the messing with those guys. So how GM do you manage young guys like that where you're telling them keep playing play your heart out, but they've got to deal with this every day, especially in the age of social media. That's right. We're in a different age Rajon Rondo was drafted. I don't think Twitter existed or Instagram or Woche was dropping bomb or the internet. No. I think the first thing is that when you have your team meeting the beginning of the year, you have to be up front with your players that you're going to hear your name in trade. Rumors. It's a good thing. People want you other teams want you. But I don't know how you can deal with when Brandon Ingram shooting free throws, and you have seventeen thousand people chanting. Lebron doesn't want your LeBron wants to trade you. And that is that is not a good feeling in at how did this Laker team deals with it going into after the deadline? If these players are here, you're gonna need a guy like the Brian to kind of step in not say that. Every player's traded. But this is our team right now going into the into the playoffs this team needs to make the playoffs, but it's not a good comfort level when you have eighteen thousand people chanting your name like that. I think it becomes trouble. Because a lot of people out there think well, these guys are professionals, they should know this. But when you're a young guy, maybe you're in LA. You liked your situation? Not only you dealing with the recent trait of LeBron coming in disrupting your flow a little bit there. But then also you have to deal with this. So then if you're that GM, what are you saying that player who's looking at you walk into the hallway saying, why are you trying to trade me, I'm doing all I can hear well for the next twenty four hours that Jim is probably not making a lot of I contact. He's probably staying off the team charter, and he's probably not even going into practice. But I think once the deadline passes on Thursday if that player Brandon Ingram or Kyle. Kuzma, I think you get Anita pull them into your office. And basically if it hasn't been explained to ready, the business of basketball and walk through what the trade dialogue not explaining that. Hey, we're this close to training. But. To give them assurance that you're part of the future. But there's not many people that are on touchable. The bron-. Steph K D Jaanus, there's a small fraternity of that group. Right. And these days you have to wonder even with some of those guys. So one more thing on Davis. And this kind of goes again to the mentality of the GM. Now when you sent let's say you send Davis home, right? Let's say trade deadline passes. You want to protect the asset. Just like the situation last year. It was hard for him to control the narrative of what was being said about him that could happen with Davis. Do you think that will be problems with Davis trying to say look I want to play? They're the ones holding me out. I wanna help you with that. I think you've already seen it. I think you've already you've seen things reported saying he's medically clear that he wants to go out and play. But I think if you're a front office the trade demand happened already, and that is kind of what you can use as your as your ally. That here's a player that was asked to be traded does not want to be here is not going to sign a long term extension. How does it benefit? Our organization to put him on the court for the next three months. It doesn't right. And I wonder if the fancy at that way. Maybe hear the words, but they're saying where's the brow? So great to talk to you about. Thank you for this perspective. Appreciate it. Well, changes proposed in major league baseball that could leave some major leaguers thrilled and others out of a job. It's coming up next. Geico presents unhelpful home improvement. How To's a slippery bathroom floor can result in expensive hospital bills? So today, I'll show you how to cook. In a serious fall by filling your bathroom with thousands of plastic balls. Just now a piece of plywood across the doorway and dump in two thousand multicolored plastic balls. You could try to protect yourself with a bathroom full of plastic balls or you could get liability coverage through the Geico insurance agency. Visit Geico dot com and see how affordable renter's insurance can be. Here's more stuff than matters. A Pennsylvania appeals court has denied a request for a new trial by Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach began serving a thirty to sixty year sentence in two thousand twelve for after his conviction for sexually molesting multiple young boys. However, send dusky was granted a new sentencing hearing as the supreme court panel found that elements of the crimes that gave rise to the mandatory sentence. We're not presented into the original jury and Bill Belichick has reportedly tabbed a replacement for departed coach Bryan floors. Now. It's on Monday new head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Now, Boston Globe is now reporting at the pats will hire Greg Xiang GAO as their defensive coordinator, she Ana who was most recently served as state's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach has prior experience in the NFL, including a stint as head coach of the buccaneers in two thousand twelve and thirteen and Maya Moore one of the most decorated players in women's basketball history will sit out the upcoming WNBA season in article posted the play. Tribune the four-time WNBA champion and two thousand fourteen league MVP more announced that instead of basketball, she will focus on family and pursue her ministry dreams, and to the ice where everything is coming up Lovie with this assist on TJ. Oh, she's first period goal last night. The reigning playoff MVP and NHL leader for goals. Alex Ovechkin pass hall of Famer Sergei Federov and is now the top scoring Russian-born player in H L history. Ovechkin has now amassed eleven hundred and eighty points one hundred ninety fewer gate in one hundred ninety four games than Federov played in his career. Ooh. Libby is I it of. In today's b-block are major changes in store for the majors while so many big name. Free agents remain unsigned, including Bartova Cologne. They could actually form their own all star team. When you think about it doesn't mean the major league baseball and the players union haven't been busy in ways. In fact, that could fundamentally change careers in this league now in mid January baseball, send proposed rule changes to the union. The biggest rule requiring pitchers to face a minimum of three batters. That's according to the outlet so much for those matchup lefty specialists, the union responded with some changes of their own including something once considered unthinkable. A universal designated hitter starting this season. No more of those tower in Cologne home runs of that happens. And that's not familiar proposal is back according to sources major league baseball is once again considering twenty second pitch clock. Some of these proposals made by the league can unilaterally be implimented by Commissioner. Rob manfred. If no deal with the union. Reached. So let's talk all this over with our man, Jeff passan ESPN. And they'll be insider. I mean, this is big stuff. But I have to ask the three batter. Minimum. Why did this push forward? Why did it come about? I've just wanna say Bartolo Cologne. Still can pinch hit. Yes. So the Bartolo home runs are not gone. The designated hitter. It's gridlock at the end of the games. And that's what this is the sixth innings seven dinning the eighth inning. It is a slog and major league baseball Ryan is concerned not just with the time of game, which is over three hours on average. Now it's concerned with the pace of game and its concern that an entire generation of people growing up right now on quick quick videos and on dopamine fixes to their head sit there when baseball is being played and say to themselves. What am I watching here? Are they watching are? They not watching strategy. I listen you, and I like if we we dig strategy if the world men. Not really if you call twenty eight old. Let's not talk about that. He here's the thing about it. Though, there still can be strategy. If you have to face a minimum of three batters left-hand pitchers aren't going away. When do you deploy your left handed pitcher? When do you pinch hit if you are a manager on the other side, and you've got a lefty in there? Do you? Do you throw a couple of pinch hitters, and I think the strategic element remains what this would do is. It would make the one out left handed relief pitcher extinct, and you're losing a class of jobs there, and when you're losing a class of jobs, you know, that's a difficult thing for players association to swallow. But something I think that they seem to understand was probably going to be on its way out anyway because major league baseball taking this very seriously. Okay. Let's talk about something that could be on its way in universal. I know there's a lot of people out there who want to see that what brought this about. And is there a realistic chance of it happened? I think ultimately it's going to happen now just like MLB wants three Batterman. Rule in place for twenty nineteen the players association wants the universal D H in place for two thousand nineteen. I don't know that either of those things is going to happen because we've had an entire off season in which teams have been going out and signing slash not signing free agents. But constructing their rosters with the idea that left handed pitchers are going to be available for one out and with the idea and the National League that you don't necessarily need that big basher who you're going to have in the lineup every day. And so I think if you give the team's offseason to really to to really understand what the implications of this are the twenty twenty season is likelier for this to be implemented in. Okay. So we'll talk about the other rule changes including that twenty-second rule already something like it in the minors. Yeah. I think the twenty second pitch clock actually coming this year because rob Manfred as you said can unilaterally implement it will the major league baseball players sociation try to extract something out of it. That's you know, that's part of what these negotiations are about right now. It's nice to see the two sides at the table because as much of a freeze as there has been in the free agent market. It does not compare to the chill between MLB and the day right now. And the fact that they can sit down and exchange proposals right now, we're talking potential labor war three years before the collective bargaining agreement expires, that's ludicrous. And honestly that they're sitting talking in hopefully, making progress on this. I think is a really good sign now. Just because you here we have a couple of seconds. I have to ask you Harper Machado is anybody concern will this happen soon? Do we know anything, you know, what we know is we've been sitting here and asking that same question for three months right now. And I don't believe any closer to a resolution than we've been the markets finally differentiating itself a little bit. But the prices are here with the ask and the prices are here with the offer that's high. That's low. They're going to meet somewhere in the middle at some point. But this is a game of chicken, man. Absolutely. Nobody's blinking right now. And the waiting game may continue even past the reporting of pitchers and catchers, which is coming up next week. All right. Jeff so good to see you. Thanks pleasure. Ryan. Thank all, right. Well, coming up. The dreaded two words NBA players either. Love for hate to hear. Chase it. How does it make you feel knowing that the person you care about the most actually isn't seeing you score those touchdowns? Death. Have instability in Turkey. Ever been never backed down. If people are going to tune in because my fight name. Then so be. Trying. It seemed your hardest. Unlikable coming. Jonathan ritual to switch next champion. There's a little bit of drama and all this. You know, I mean, there's heroes villains. The time that the bus driver said homeboy to time he was dead. It was one breath. Think one. Getting to a stunning. How do you explain that? This is not in fact, child exploitation. It's a smiles on side differently. People ask me if you've ever think about if you would die which I'm like, no living. Sportscenter at six PM eastern after PT was sage and Kevin Adrian wards analogy joins the show with the latest on the Anthony Davis trade watch. Plus an inside look at what teams are willing to spend on a quarterback Nick Sabin talks about signing day. Sportscenter six eastern after PTI on ESPN. Last year after being traded from Detroit to the clippers Tobias Harris may have been wondering why he's always traded. It was his fourth NBA team. Now, he's a sixer his fifth team in eight seasons. It's a fact of life in the NBA no matter of your scar. Or a bench warmer, you're going to be in trade talks players know this. But it does not mean, they're not human doesn't mean not human. Now problem is for them fans feast on it take Brandon Ingram Kyle Kuzma last night in Indiana hearing, the calls the bomb we'll trade you now coups Ma is taking the bronze advice trying to stay away from Twitter. You think it doesn't affect him? Definitely. But it doesn't really matter. 'cause everywhere doesn't matter. So do you think collectively is expecting? Maybe I should bear box. Where? Somewhere. Credit Kouzmin for keeping it real instead of acting like being teammates. Lebron doesn't come without its pressures or trade talk. Now, he's probably learned a finger to from Jeff green and Tristan Thompson who got the same treatment this time last year with Cleveland. It's not all bad from the fans. Of course, if they're can't get a deal done more than willing to step in. If I were sitting with my chances same thing or they'll pull out all the stops. Like, okay, see fans did to keep the Lakers from stealing Paul George last year. Yes, sure. I'm sure the Kouzmin Ingram wish they were in that spot. Ensure it's cold when fans dog you out his trade bait, but for all those guys who may find themselves shipped out of town. I want you to take heart despite the uncertainty and the fan calls in that new town fans could be chanting your name once again, but this time it would be to stick. Keep you head up MBA guys.

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Say it ain't so

The Stephen A. Smith Show

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Say it ain't so

"You'll seem to Stephen a Smith show podcast. Oh, no. No this Campion opening. No, no. Oh my goodness. Notice cannot be happening to me. This cannot be happening. Welcome to the Stephen expense. Yo ladies gentlemen, coming that you as I love to do every weekday over the Airways VPN radio. ESPN news shows being brought to you by my computer career dot EDU training for a better life. Tom straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts. This cannot be happening. There's much as I've come to know Jerry Jones, and I like him. As much of a pleasant. It was for me to meet Stephen Jones during Super Bowl week. As much as I generally liked them as people. And I like some of the players will be damned if I'm going to root for happiness, but a Dallas cowboy fans. Has just come down that Jason win. Who played for the Dallas Cowboys. All of these years from two thousand and three to two thousand seventeen who retired to become a broadcast on Monday night football for ESPN that same Jason win. Has decided to come out of retirement. And returned to the Dallas Cowboys. This cannot be happening. This cannot be happening. Jason when he was on this show every week. Incredibly nice guy. Damn good analyst. Jason we're in being in the booth for Monday night football. I mean, this is way below law back on that Dallas Cowboys team. I don't need him helping them. They actually got tight end again. This cannot be happening. Ten believe believe this. Oh, I wanna cry. The Dallas Cowboys actually gonna have an additional weapon to go. With Zeki, Elliot. We're Dak Prescott would Amari Cooper. Low, dammit. Oh. This is not good move for Dallas cowboy fan hated like me. It really really isn't. Because Jason Witten that same man. Would eleven hundred and fifty two receptions for his career twelve thousand four hundred and forty eight yards for his career. Is only going to add to it. He's definitely going through all of fame. For some reason, no matter how slowly looked looked like a damn snail with arthritis and snails don't get off writers somehow, someway, he was always open. Chatto chose Seco loves to talk. You sit up there and say what's up Chen says always open? I'm still open. Jason win. He's the one that somehow, someway, always open. And now he's coming out of retirement to go back on the field for the Dallas Cowboys. Oh, my Lord. This is not news. I wanted to hear. Because I think this exponentially elevates the Dallas Cowboys chances to win because that defense is big tough. I think Jason Witten departed from ESPN and Monday night football. Because he says that the Dallas Cowboys, I don't wanna choke on myself. I don't want anybody to faint. When you hear these words come out of my mouth. But the Dallas Cowboys if that Prescott. Amari Cooper and Jason. Can get some kind of a passing game going. I got news y'all the Dallas Cowboys all legitimate top four Super Bowl contenders. John. I can't deny it. I can't deny it. Damn Jerry is Stephen Jones. How did they pull this off? I think Jason with that come out of retirement. How did they convincing to do this? I'm sick. They actually invited me down. So they could treat me to a beer. My actually show up get a drink JC might actually show. We get a drink with him. I can't believe that pulled this off. I just can't believe it. Nevertheless, they have. And as a result. The Dallas Cowboys. I'm here to tell you right now. Going to be a top four. Top four. Contender for the Super Bowl next year. Then again, there is a civil lining in all of this. They can rise to the occasion only the plummet at the most opportune time, they could t- the Dallas cowboy fans only to make them miserable. When they also I mean, there is a civil Dallas cowboy v there is a shot that you could end up more miserable than ever. That is possible. We'll move on it at eight say ESPN, it's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six. What did y'all think Jason Witten tur- his his return turns the Dallas Cowboys into for next season? Yes, I will allow your phone calls from the nauseating disgusting fan base. The most nauseating disgusting fan base in history in American history. I will allow you I will allow you to call into this show and stick out your chest. And annoy the living hell out of me. Like only y'all can I will allow it. Because Jason winds return. I think means that much to this football team. Let me move on to a different subject a more pertinent subject. And it involves the New York Giants. And here's why. Two things have happened. Two things have happened. There puts the New York actually three things. John three things put the New York Giants at the forefront of our psyche of football psyche right now number one column Ori Oklahoma state Heisman Trophy winner showed up at the NFL scouting combine measured in at five feet ten and one eight inches. Now, you all know what they say, you gotta be at least ten inches if you ain't at least ten inches. They lose an abundance of faith in the National Football League. We've all heard this before but column we no longer has that excuse they don't have that excuse rather the hold it gets column. Ary he's measured in at five feet ten to one eight inches. He weighed in a two hundred seven the ideally that usually like their quarterbacks measuring it at two fifteen or above column arrears at two seven. Okay. So he's got some pounds to put on. But that's not really the big deal. Here's the biggest deal his hand size. Which is the big deal. Not just grasping the football. Throwing the football also holding onto it when you're running you get hit or you're standing in the pocket, and you get hit the bigger your hands the easier. It is for you to hold onto the football column hands measured at five nine. I'm sorry nine and a half not in half inches. So ladies and gentlemen, in other words, considering all the measurable 's. He's in good standing and as a result. Now, we get to lean on his talents. We've seen a guy that primarily in a pocket. We've seen a guy that can run with the football. The likes of which we haven't seen since Michael Vick. Although Michael Vick was a more violent and different runner. The bottom line is we haven't seen anybody that can run the football like column Ori outside of Michael Vick. You would've told the show Watson and there? I guess is the beta bottle, I don't think so. And as a result. The question is should column Murray beat a number one overall pick any NFL draft. My answer's yes. What does that mean rush? Josh rosen. The quarterback drafted out of the UCLA. That's what ours right now. What do you do with him? You're get rid of him. That's what the hell you do who should be looking at him. Should it be the New York Giants? Who can grab him and then go out there and draft and ofensive linemen. I'll I'll what the Indianapolis Colts did. Either in in draft anybody draft put Nelson, but they gotta end you look back healthy what I'm saying? You was this. If you draft an offense of Lyman and bring Josh Rosen as the era parent ally manning that might be good. But there are others out there who say Dan that draft Wayne Haskins out of state with the number six overall pick and go from there. That's what their belief is. Get Haskins out Ohio State. Not are made a mistake. Talking about more a running quarterback. He wasn't to fifty touchdown passes to over four thousand yards. He flings the football. I get all of that. I watched them against Maryland. Running a ball fifteen times. I watched them scramble out of the pocket against Michigan. And just was alluding to loop city but giving the impression and he was more of a thrower or running than throw was a mistake on my part. I own it that stat. Haskins is no joke. As people think Josh that take him as era parent. So of you, the New York Giants, you got a dilemma do you trae full quarterback, Josh Allen? Or do you drive to quarterback Haskins? Here's my problem. My problem has nothing to do with either that our problem is Pat Shurmur who never should have been a head coach for the New York Giants based on his resume that is to begin with. Speaks glowingly about ally manning because of his professionalism. So in other words, he's not a headache to you. He doesn't force you to take any extra strength Tylenol and the ad any Motrin ibuprofen. When like that. So because of that, you good never mind. The fact that he can't move then he's immobile that he's pretty much done. It can't make the requisite throws on a continuous basis. Or that you got a ninety five million dollars even Odell Beckham junior universally recognized as a top three talented the position in the entire NFL with the Andre Hopkins. Tonio Brown with the Julio Jones with a t y Hilton and others winning Davante Adams and others with Mike, Mike, Evans, and others. He still recognized as a top three talent at the wide receiver position. And you got owed L Beckham junior. You just go sit up there and act like you got all the time in the world. To be tolerant and patient with ally. Manning you see this is why the New York Giants on trouble. And then when I heard Dave Gettleman talk about how the GM for the giants sit up Dan talk about how you know what he lamented gotten a bad rap. Ilah manning is not nearly as bad as people are trying to make him out to be. We fought we love LA, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, excuse me. Excuse me. What the hell? Have you been watching? You. Haven't watched the under throws. You haven't watched. The overthrows man is thirty eight years of age. He's thirty eight. There's no knocker gets ally. Manning, I love Eli manning. He's a two-time Super Bowl champion he delivered to championships to to New York City. He's thrown over fifty five thousand yards in his career. He's nineteen shop at these six thousand. Got it. Well, look at Eli manning. Over the past six years QBR's thirty nine sixty two sixty forty nine forty five fifty one. Do your giants have missed the playoffs. How many times I mean? What are we talking about here? What the hell is talking about? The New York Giants Mr. player six thousand last they use. I'm talk. I'm sorry. Six times in the last seven years. Times in the last ten years. I mean, what the hell is going on? What are you talking about? While you acted like, there's no need for change. Because manning such a nice guy because he's not a headache. Because he says professional who you who said anything about that. We appreciate Eli manning. We appreciate his professionalism. We appreciate the two Super Bowl rings. We appreciate him showing up on a road in Green Bay and getting you to a Super Bowl San Francisco and getting you to the next round we see all of this allies had some big business career. No question. No doubt. That's why a champion, and that's why we respect, and that's why he'll be revered in New York for many many years to come. But the reality is he's not what it used to be me while saquon Barkley and Dell Beckham junior in a sport is violence football of being asked to wait. Dole Russ anything give this time. Just because you like him. That's responsible. That's not fair to New York. Giants fans everywhere. It's not fair though. Del becca? Julia. It's not fair to say Barkley. What have you done for me lately? That's what this is about. And reality is is that allow manning is not the same play it anymore. So when you look at it from that perspective, there is simply absolutely positively. No, excuse forget them in and Shurmur to have this attitude like everything's all right? It's not. Okay. It's not all right. Julia is not getting any younger saquon Barkley just got into the league. But this is a violent physical sport. You don't take years for granted? If he LA mandate to do right now, he ain't to do. See too much nepotism going on. It's too much buddy. Buddy stuff folks getting hired because you got a good relationship. You can sit down and have drinks together. You like one another you talk that should not be the criteria for hiring a head coach in the National Football League. But evidently woman's to get them. And it is. Does not be the criteria for keeping your quarterback in the league for Mr. get him in. Apparently it is. Some gotta give ladies and gentlemen. Something's gotta give. And I'm afraid that when you look at the New York Giants right now, the twenty nine thousand nine hundred us already doomed. They basically told you. He's me. The New York Giants basically told you yesterday will get them and Shurmur at the NFL scouting. Combine. They basically told you yesterday. Who are you gonna believe us? Your your your line is. They basically said to you yesterday. You don't see what you thought you saw what he lamenting. He wasn't protected by the offensive line, blah, blah, blah. He's never been protected by that. But suddenly you bring that up. What you basically? So yesterday was them spit in the face of giants fans and tell them it was raining. That's what they. Because they don't wanna trade ally. And I get they can't compel him to sit on the bench. You remember this do Aleta was going Grushin of practice because he knew that he was going to be starting. I mean practice with the first unit because he was expecting the stock that week. So the fact that that was the case. Showed you what the New York Giants thought about manning? But suddenly you want and sell us on this notion that he is the future. He is the world. He owns the Jew. He is the one to make brighter day so less star giving. Are you kidding me? Choice. You're making them. Janis lava stink what you do about. It. Because he lamenting eagles. Learn how to run he's not going to certainly be different than a stationary target. That's not what's going to happen when it comes to allot. That's not going down like that is not happening like that. Somebody better get you get your act together. Rundown. Innovate say he has been inundate seven to three seven seven six you gonna make breakfast junior and Tonio Brown or you y'all. Keep this stuff up New York Giants keep this keep this up. He won't go. Antonio brown. Y'all. Todd listen to this nonsense. Allow manage here by else there. Kevin covert general manager for the Steelers big been rows burgers here. Got fifty two kids that need to follow him, really. That's the problem. It has two three seven one other. Matt I want to get into before getting to your calls that Lakers wanna game last night the New Orleans pelicans situation where Antonio Brown. I'm sorry with Anthony Davis sitting down with more than four minutes left in the third quarter. And then after that sitting down for the rest of the game and never come back for the fourth quarter. In a close tight for game. Is reprehensible the league has to do something about it. It's embarrassing. Anthony Davis wants to play should be allowed to play. He should be sat down on the fourth quarter. Oh, tell me it doesn't draft drastically shift to the competitive balance and the day was had twenty two points to twenty one minutes. Twenty points, eight rebounds. Twenty one minutes brother special. But that's what y'all wanna do this guy. Gotta sit down. Sit down in the fourth quarter of games because you're gonna trade him, and you don't wanna get hurt or something like that. It's ridiculous. It really really is. And it's embarrassing. Pelican should be ashamed of themselves. The one that you're laughing stock organization as we speak forcing Alvin gentry and Anthony Davis live with these conditions. This is reprehensible. Is say that wasn't a problem with the Los Angeles Lakers last night LeBron show with thirty three including a beautiful fall away. Three near the end of the game with Patrick, Mahomes and attendance watching and marveling at him. Rondo Rajon Rondo showed up in a big way at thirteen. Assists. Looked act of all night long. Kouzmin Ingram showed up. So things could be getting very interested in the Lakers. Lakers have more walkie this Friday, then they got the clippers Monday, they got the nuggets Wednesday. They got the Boston Celtics week from Saturday. Look the Lakers season could be over. Come next out of them is going to be really really interesting to see what happens. As just none of you missing editor, they say has been inundate seven to nine three seven seven six that was straight talk wireless nationwide. Coverage in America's largest most dependable four G T networks, you listen live to see ESPN radio. ESPN news. We'll get back to your calls or more in a minute. You know, what never goes out of style surprising friend or loved one with buy one. Get one free multicolored roses rose bouquets rather for twenty nine ninety nine for one eight hundred flowers dot com to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN at an eight say ESPN mortar, Stephen Smith show on the way in a minute. Learn what affects your credit scores and what you can do to improve them with credit karma. Maybe you need to dispute an error on your credit report or you paying too much interest. Credit karma can help with that. 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RTEM #180: FA Season Win Total Changes

Even Money

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

RTEM #180: FA Season Win Total Changes

"If you'd like to make your NFL games, a little more interesting. You've come to the right place even money. Punt jazzed with Russ Tucker and Steve Becic Vegas, baby Vegas. It is even money podcast. And if you are looking for a place to make your online wagers head over to bed online that AG use promo code podcast one. You get a fifty percent sign up bonus. When you do online dot AG, your online sportsbook experts your podcast sportsbook expert, Steve fezzet at physics sports on Twitter. Does a terrific job. Highly encourage you to follow him on Twitter at physics sports, as you know, he's the only two time winner of the Super Bowl of professional football gambling, the west gate super contest. Steve very interested to break down. Some of these free agent moves with you. I, of course, am Ross Tucker former NFL offensive lineman, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram at Ross Tucker NFL, if you're a Facebook person at Facebook dot com slash Ross, Tucker and L. And of course, you can always be first to know when the show has been posted. If you follow our producer, Brian at RTF podcast. He's the one that makes sure the show sounds great posts it on all your podcast apps as well. As on Twitter at our T F podcast, which is awesome. Reminder, by the way, really easy to ask. Steve any question, you want take advantage of any of our sponsors like bed, online dot AG? But any of them that you hear us mention or if you just go to the sponsor tab at Ross Tucker dot com, you can see what they all are in the NASCAR question or you can just rate and review the show, which is awesome just rate and review, boom. And then you take a screen shot of that. And the to me Ross at Ross Tucker dot com with whatever specific question, you have for Steve we're gonna get into some of the free agent moves that have been reported does far and what's. Steve thinks in terms of the impact they have or do not have on these teams and their outlook for the twenty nineteen NFL season will also, of course, get your tip Steve on college hoops conference championship week and March madness coming up next week best gift idea ever, my front page story dot com period for whatever it is. I'm just telling you my front page story dot com told you on other shows I invested in the company because basically I've gotten a gift for like three people. And it's the best thing out there by a lot my front page story that Cam. All right. So Steve before we get into anything specific. I am curious. How much does the first couple days of free agency? And I know nothing's official tomorrow. We're recording this today at three pm eastern time. But in your experience 'cause I know we talked about a little bit last week with believing the Nick foles would go to Jacksonville, which is reportedly happening. How much the big moves that have been reported so far and obviously with a guy like Anthony Barr supposedly going to the jets. Instead now he's going with the Vikings, blah, blah, blah. We know nothing's official until tomorrow. But how much to these reported moves make a difference in how you rate these teams? How you grade these teams right now. Non quarterbacks almost all of them are non issues. The only exception would be a truly elite player. So Antonio Brown. Sure. He'll move the needle by just half a point. That's all. So a modest increase in the teams power rating now quarterback totally different story. You look at Jacksonville team without a quarterback, and Blake Bortles and now picking up one and Nick foles, well that makes us significant difference for Jacksonville. Right. And we talked about that a little bit last week. But in your mind, how much of a difference in my mind is worth three points because I've got foles as very capable middle tier NFL quarterback. And Blake Bortles not only was he completely struggling. But his team lost all faith in them to the point that they bench Blake Bortles and had had gone with Cody Kessler, the tried to appease the rest of the team and the defense. So a rare case where getting a quarterback not only will make the offense better for Jacksonville. But even with some guys that they had to cut I think the defense will be better because of the locker room attitude Ross have you ever played behind with the team that you had just no faith at all in the quarterback. Yeah. I have. Well, I'm trying to think. I mean, usually when that was the case, Steve it was because it was a young guy. And so there was hope there that maybe they would figure it out and get better. Right. So I'm sure some of the Cowboys felt that way about. Chad hutchinson. When I was there. I know after the bills got rid of blood. So that nobody really had any faith in JP Lawson. They ended up cutting me and they were bad without. And when I when I got traded to Cleveland, I don't think there was a lot of faith in Charlie fry, but he was again, a young guy. So usually it's like young guys. I guess the veteran I played with probably was rookie year Tony Banks, but he had some success in the league. And we actually went on a winning streak with him. So even though I think guys probably knew he wasn't great. There was kind of a an understanding. I guess that we could still win with him. I, you know, in general Steve eight usually is split along the lines of veterans versus young guys and veterans you kind of have faith in them either. Even if they're not a great player because that you can tell they know what they're doing and for them to have been in the league that long they had to have had some success. Whereas young guys you're kind of skeptical until they prove you, otherwise if that makes sense. Makes a lot of sense. And would it be fair to say that you'll be willing to give the younger guys a lot more slack? If they're the first ones there for the meetings and putting the extra hours in and clearly be doing the things that you think will lead them to develop even if they're not they're currently. Yes, I think that that's I think that that's a huge part of it. It's how they carry themselves. How they are in the huddle. You know? I mean, I've I've been around rookie quarterback's. They come in the huddle. And you're like, wow, this guy. This guy knows what's up and others that you're like, oh my gosh. This is not good, and they all eventually figure that part of it out. But it's almost like you can tell a little bit about them by how they enter that huddle. And how confident they are that first time it says something about their preparation. It says something about just kind of you know, what they got with. What they got in them. It absolutely does. So requestioned those Steve because you said you you increase Jacksonville three point. So you're talking about your power rankings points. Right. Correct. So. It's not like it's not like you're increasing them by three wins on a season win total necessarily or like their offense is going to score three points. More for like over unders you're doing it and give give the folks a refresher course, I know it's better than an average team worse than average sheep. But give the folks refresher course in how you do your power rankings since you're saying that foles would be a three point increase in the power rankings. Sure. So when I do with my pal ratings been numeric number that represents how much better team is versus an average NFL teams. So he's Eero would be an average team examples would be Atlanta or Green Bay at the end of last year New England with my highest rated team are six and a half. So six points better than an average team. Arizona was my lowest rated team at minus nine. Nine points worse than average team. So my upgrade for Jacksonville going into the year. My preliminary number on them was minus two I would have had them two points worse than average team. Now, I bump up three points. Now, I've got them one point better currently than an average team. Okay. And that doesn't necessarily translate over to season win totals identically because part of that has to do with their record. I mean, they're they're schedule and stuff. Right. Exactly. You know? And frankly that AFC south is looking to be an absolute monster think about it because India's as sleeper Super Bowl contender with walk back in a second year now, hopefully fully healthy. And with Jacksonville rate is as an above average team, and you've got Tennessee and Houston playoff teams. Wow. Not an easy game in that division. Though, I think you're right. What does it mean in your mind Steve for the Jags or the raiders to try to put it in perspective? You said Antonio Brown's half a point for the raiders Nick foles three points for the Jags. Does that have an impact in your mind then on on season win total? Well, a three point upgrade is gonna get you. Another winner to a half point up grade. It might get you one more win but more than likely not raw. So basically for Oakland. I gotta tell you I suppose to be a raider fan 'cause they're coming here in two thousand twenty but I am really down on the raiders. I have them as my second worst NFL team right now with the Miami Dolphins. And I only had the raiders I only had the raiders winning five games picking up Trent Brown picking picking up and Tonio Brown. You know what? Now, I think they can win five or six, but I. Think the market is going to overreact to these acquisitions signings by the raiders, and they're gonna get priced like they're better team than they really. Are. You got gotta people forget how bad this Oakland team was for much of last year. They got outscored by almost two hundred points. They really were struggling for almost the entire year. Yes. So what about so like the raiders, even though they got lamarcus Joyner, and those guys it still doesn't have that much of an impact for you. What about like the Buffalo Bills who you know, or the Green Bay Packers the Packers signs at areas Smith Adrian Amos, Preston Smith, Billy Turner, the bills just got cold Beasley in John Brown and tie and Seki and. Mitch Morris center Tyler Kroft, the tight end, even like five or six starters, doesn't doesn't have an impact for you. It will certainly does when you stack them up. So if each one of these guys is worth a quarter to a third of a point to get four or five or six of them, and they can some eight the summation can be they can be worth the point ASO. They could be worth one more win. But really, that's it. The quarterback is king and the NFL a good quarterback is so much more important than anything else that even having some nice signings doesn't really acquaint anything more than one more win. Now when we talk about buffalo. There's a lot to like about buffalo the way they played you could make the case that they should have won more games last year, the rookie quarterback Alan was coming along nicely at the end of the year. And so there's reasons for optimism certainly in buffalo. There are also. Steve. So you're so right now, you're there. Everybody was season win total ups up yet. No one has them up. I would expect we talked about Jacksonville like a number of eight Jacksonville. And I will look to play over the raiders I'm expecting it. See a number of around six and a half. But I'm really not sure the raiders number has been inflated mightily the last couple of years. So who knows what they might put up because people of betting on the Oakland Raiders. A good example as soon as they signed AB they like rushing to the windows to bet Oakland one hundred to one to win the Super Bowl Ross. What's to say that that's wildly optimistic even at one hundred to one to think Oakland's going to win the Super Bowl. Yeah. I'm kind of with you on that one. How do you come up with what you think the win total numbers are just by the way, we gotta do that. Steve you, and I need to do an episode where we guess what we think they'll be before we find out when they're coming back. You know, when they're coming out over a bed, online dot AG. Sure. So like for Oakland. They went four and twelve last year there stats were horrific. There was nothing fluky at all about that four in twelve year. And I expect some regression to the mean for any team that has a record that poor. So I would expect a normally of foreign twelve team to go up to five and eleven all things being equal and they do have a capable quarterback in car usually at any team capable quarterback should be able to win six games. But what I really don't like about Oakland all distractions where we gonna play. Okay, we're gonna play in Oakland. But it's our last year. And we gotta look ahead to what we're gonna do moving to Vegas, and I don't like the str. Practice. I like teams that have stability Russ. Yeah. I'm with you on that. What about Steve some of the profits? I'm already seeing over at bed online dot AG. They have like Nick foles passing yard touchdown pass interceptions to Sean Jackson receiving yards touchdowns. And either all over under Adam Humphreys, Jamison Crowder. Devin funchess. You know, you can even do most interceptions. Most sacks between Tyronn. Matthew. Landon Collins, Terrell suggs, Trey flowers. This seems like the type of over under stuff that Evan silver from the fantasy feast and fantasy guys would want to get it on that because they do so much in terms of projections. And where they think people will be at do you ever get involved in that? And whether you do or not to have any advice or tips for people that might want to bet on that everything is completely backwards. When it comes to this stuff in that, the professional better that I know will bet on this stuff without knowing the players all that. Well, and so they don't necessarily do so well and the Evan Silva's and old the fantasy rotisserie guys that are imminently qualified and knowledgeable about how good all these players should be do their projections. And they don't actually bet on this stuff. But they should because think about this. If you're. Following all these players, especially through preseason, the book on this is that you wanna find a guy that gets nicked up in preseason. So he's gonna play but he's not a hundred percent and he's like some nagging hamstring injury. And that sort of thing can really compromise a player over the course of a season. So all of a sudden these lofty projections, which usually are slightly inflated to begin with especially for a wide receiver running back if you can get them to miss a couple of games or just have to play hurt some of the games that can really help you cash you're under my advice is always to look under before you look over. Because all it takes is one injury, and you cash your bed. So this is like this is also sort of like is this kind of like the season wind totals where people lean to the over. So if you actually total up it's going to be like when in doubt, take the under. Absolutely great. And a great reason, there's always uncertainty and terms. Of you know, look at Denver out of nowhere. They wind up with the stud running back that gets all the carries. So you just never know when some unknown is gonna wind up being the starter for a team, especially running back. So it's it's extremely dicey. The play any starting running back. That's not a superstar to go over. I mean, look at you know, just what happened with girly and the Rams running backs can easily not only be replaced, but just have their workload go way down over. The course of a season. Great point. Yeah. The over under for Nick foles passing yards. It's thirty five hundred and a half. Passing touchdowns twenty and a half interceptions, twelve and a half. He did throw a decent amount interceptions. When he stepped in for the eagles to show on Jackson touchdowns four and a half. And like your initial reaction is that's it. That's over. But right now, they still have L, Sean, Jeffrey, they still have Nelson galore. They still have Zakar tes. They still have Dallas Goddard. I mean, there's only so many touchdowns to go around. Look at Julio Jones does is is a mess yardage like crazy, but he can't get into the end zone. I mean, it really depends upon the schemes and the red zone in terms of who winds up getting the touchdowns. I like hear your take on foles being a gunslinger and unlike rookie that would be afraid to have some bad stats. I don't think he would worry at all about having thirty touchdown and fifteen interception year, especially with the Jags going to be behind some of their games with the difficult schedule for last place schedules. So because of that, I think that might be worth a look. Let's let's get to some basketball stuff. Now, we're gonna hit March madness pretty hard next week. Hopefully with Dave Mason from bed online dot AG. But because we don't use you record until Tuesday or Wednesday and some people might want to get their bets in Sunday night, Monday morning, Tuesday morning, whatever any just one thought for people when it comes to March madness filling out brackets anything like that. And obviously we'll dive into a little bit deeper next week. But I don't even know we might not record till Wednesday. So people might already do their brackets by then sure when you're filling out your bracket, you need to know, how many people are going to be in that bracket and tailor your picks accordingly. If you're playing heads up against one person, take every single favor team throughout don't even think, that's your. Optimal strategy and you you'll win more often than not if you're playing only get eight or ten people you've got to be a Chaki Chaki bracket. Same sort of thing where you're not gonna get benefited to take a fifty to one underdog to win at all. Because there's only ten people in the pool. So think about it. So now, you should have a ten percent chance to win. So why play team that has two percent chance? So you really can only go for the long shots when you play a huge pool. Not just an office pool. But like a national pool. Well, then you can start looking at taking a number sixty to win at all. I would say the number one mistake that people have as they take too many big dogs, or they don't take any for the most part in these larger pools, really what you wanna do is selectively play a few underdogs such that if those underdogs get it done for you going, you know, three rounds or more going deep, then you can basically play the rest of your pool, mostly chock. And if you're right about those. Two or three selective teams. Then you're going to be way ahead of everybody else. I like it. I like it a lot. What about I know you had some NBA thoughts. Steve because we're going to be heavy. I mean, we'll wrap up the football stuff. The free agency, you know, next week. The other moves that come down over the next week or so and then we'll also dive hard into the March madness. We know man people. I gotta ask day, but I feel like March madness divas up there in terms of people betting. Oh, more money being bet on March madness than it's being on the Super Bowl when you add in aggregate number of gays as far as you know, with the with the March bashing we'll get into that much more deeply next week. But I would say number one on March madness looked to avoid a super Oltra public team that everybody is talking about even an underdog usually they wind up getting very expensive in the marketplace in terms of the pricing. I did what if we have time. Time talking about Golden State in the NBA rough. Yes, go for it. You got a question for you. And all your listeners, Golden State. They are obviously sleepwalking through the year, they're only outscoring their opponents by about six points per game. By contrast, Milwaukee's outscoring their punts by nine per game. But walkie is better record now. Golden State does have the number one record in the west right now. But they just lost to Phoenix at home as a sixteen point favorite, a sixteen point favorite in the NBA Ross on average one one of those loses every five years. That's how rare event that really is. So clearly Golden State when they're not motivated they just show up and expect to win is fair to assume that when the playoffs start. They can just flip the switch and be this historically good team. Or do we really have reasons for concern now Vegas says we don't have reasons to be concerned right now if you wanna bet Golden State to win the title you have to risk to. Hundred fifty dollars to win a hundred minus two fifty the field pays two to one. You get the other twenty nine teams at risk one hundred to win two hundred. And I tell you what I'm starting to lean toward the field. I don't like what I'm seeing from Golden State. Yeah. I understand that. I guess the point. I would make is if it were football. I would be so against Golden State. Right. But in basketball, it kind of seems like those guys can turn it on doesn't it? I mean, it kinda seems like some of these guys like I remember you and I talking about that and feel that way about like LeBron and the Cavs last year. It's like if feels like in that sport, these guys are able to turn it on thirty LeBron and all teams would go ahead and coast and get the number three seed in east and then just kick butt in the play offs and make the final year after year after year. So there's something to be said for that. But. The. Lebron is a totally different player, especially when he was younger than any other player in the NBA. But maybe you could make the case that the same true for Korean Durant. So we will see. But in the meantime, is just amazing to me how many times when I turn on the TV, and I watched Golden State. They're no better than any other NBA team. That's in the top ten right now. No, I I would tend to agree. I mean, I think I saw something where they've had like a bunch of games where they've lost by twenty plus points. I mean, that's just that. That should never happen. It's kind of unbelievable. It really is. What about the Lakers for next year? I mean, I know you talked about him last year. I mean last week. But what do you think for them? I'm thinking they're in big trouble. Obviously they wanted to get Anthony Davis. I'm not sure they're going to be able to get him further. What can they offer up anymore because you know, they're going to trade Kouzmin Ingram and ball? Well Ingram and now has blood clots. So no one is going to want to take the risk with Ingram. And he's been shut down for the year. Balls been shut down for the year. All these guys were told they were expendable and at the Lakers were willing to trade them all for Anthony Davis that they don't get Anthony Davis. What's the chemistry going to be like when the opponents are all chanting lebrons going to trade you? When you go on the road. I I'm thinking that this could unravel completely for the Lakers. I'll be real curious to see what their season win number's going to be next year. This year was forty eight obviously, they're not gonna win thirty eight. So they're completely underachieving. There was odds at the all-star break. We'll the Lakers win a championship and the next four years and the Lakers were two to one. Well, two weeks later. I'm sorry. Three weeks later. The Lakers are now four to one. So the is completely soured on Showtime in the Lakers. We'll see if they can find a way to turn this around. I do wanna get to at least one question with you, Steve because we always have people that chime in as I always say to you guys. 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My question is how much time do I have to cash this ticket as I don't live anywhere near Vegas. I made this bet in may twenty eighteen does it expire keep up the great work the czar. Yeah. Really good question. I have generally have good news. Does our tickets do expire today? Don't expire baseball. When you buy it when they actually won Miami's that under that over six and a half ticket one on January second or whenever the year ended in general. It all varies most sportsbook tickets have an expiration date that is one hundred twenty days after the date of the event. So is our should have. Until may, however, there are some books that only have sixty days, and in that case, it would have expired, however, in most cases, even if you have an expired ticket if you bring it to the sports book, they'll go ahead and still run it through accounting for good, PR reasons and still cash it even though it's been expired, it'll be out of the system. So they'll have to manually pay you. Now, I have had a book not pay me on an expired ticket. So it's not a guarantee, but certainly drop Rawson is name and that would help if if that was the case also on the back of the ticket. You should be able to go ahead and send it in to be paid by mail, and they can just send you a check. And there will be an address on the back of every Vegas sports ticket that goes. So there's no problem. There just snap a photo that before you mail it in and send it in registered mail, and they can send you out a check as another option. Steve I love it. I love the questions from our listeners. Nobody is better than you guys. The listeners with those questions, please keep them coming Ross at Ross Tucker dot com. All you have to do is take advantage of any of our sponsors. Heck, you can just go to bed online dot AG. Use the promo code podcast one get that fifty percent. Welcome bonus and your golden. It's that easy. That's all you have to do. Once you do that. You get the Email. 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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 1

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis HR 1

"It's what we do Los Angeles Lakers dodger fans, Trojan fans, and everybody else if you want somebody show up my Trojan fan, call it mandatory. Yes. If you don't want somebody to show up its monetary. Yes. Don't show up. Makes perfect sense to me. That is like implied mandatory stuff. I don't like that. My voice has changed over the years. I must say yes, very correct. The Lakers have also changed over the years changing for the better of the worst. Based on last night we'll look man. I've been. I've Brian community in for Travis. I I've been doing five years of post game shows for that, like the stuff that we like this is I know they lost last night and then one one, twenty one twenty nine didn't encouraging loss or just a day thought it was encouraging. Yes, I like this loss as far as losses. You'll one twenty eight one nineteen. The final they've lost now sixteen straight games in Portland like that. They Sal writes a lot. To them. Right, or is it the status sixteen overall? No, I thought it was just in Portland, no. Sixteen if the Portland didn't sound right because that would air date? Not me. Galaxy straight overalls a lot to that's not better what has to make me feel better. But the point being they always lose to Portland, so they always lose up there. You lose the Portland, but you could beat Golden State. I mean, just in the past, not not this particular team, the be golden, Golden State, not trip and on. You know, remember where I know where I think did we beat them up there? Marceau's used to have it theory when they come here they go out the night before the all LA in even against the clippers they struggle. So yeah, a couple of games they had like two days in LA Golden State. But obviously the big story yesterday was LeBron James coming out on fire with his major slam dunk to start off to start off tonight in our own John Arlen have to call layman brings the ball in the players. Have twelve seconds issued stolen Brian on a breakaway. Then the first basket of his career is that Tomahawk. The crowd to its feet winners. An answer to a trivia question by lebrons first bucket, a spectacular dunk in the motives centre. Here's Lillard coming the other way with the known that Brian, they're going back and forth here up and down the rib. Another one. In the building is on its in the first quarter time out Glazer's as Brun announces his presence, but the third big, Johnny boy just olds that will rice compared to them re season's getting so excited is leaving words out a quarter. Well, look at bit compared to what he did in the preseason. You would have thought that he needed some assurance that he was going this Job Tilmann. Can we take responsibility for the influence our influencing that because you heard the first call when the bumpers made a bucket in, hey. It's not a hater Rams one day in his excuse was. I mean, it's not even a real bucket for him. It's the preseason. It hasn't been. He hasn't been very next game in a preseason when he did something. He got hyped. So I think we think we should take some responsibility for that. I couldn't talk eighty dollars talking about this in the post game show. We were trying to figure out who gets credit for the John Ireland call, and I think we influenced, I think so. But the problem is it was like I was in the office watching this. I'm like up on my feet, go going back and forth with Tomahawks and this and that whatever. Like I'm excited and Ireland's call him the game on the radio, painting, word pictures, and you know, he freaks out, but he kind of needed to. So I, I couldn't tell what a big, I guess you would call it a big night in opening night for LeBron James. He had twenty six points, twelve boards and six assists. I thought looking at the game Rondo played obviously well to me at times that I think when you when you look at where they were in a preseason to where they are now, they're still catching up to speed. It seemed like everybody else was. Playing at a slower pace other than maybe LeBron maybe a drill McGee and Rondo was kinda. For guys to get going. It's you know, it's the first game. Dudes are a little too hyped up. You know, coups McCain was pressing lib. Nobody could shoot the ball. It was it took. It's just together. You're right. It took everybody. Everybody in Rondos debuted. He had a double double with thirteen points. Eleven assists. He was six at thirteen from the field. One of offer to from three point range which I mean, that's fine. We're not going to that team. For him. I'm that one one from anybody is good, and he was plus seven in the plus minus category. So when you look at the way he played, I looked at that and I said, okay, I think I can live with that throughout the season. I mean, if I could get that from him throughout the season, I'm gonna take that and run with. Yeah, look LeBron was LeBron LeBron look, good. He, you know, we just heard the clip their Cigna sixteen overall. The only thing he didn't do. He didn't hit a three missed all four. Those any Turnball over six times smaller. Like at the amusement parks for them, I don't because versing rims a little bit ones they were going in and coming right out. It wasn't like I mean, ball hit one on the front of the rim, and. It wasn't like hit the room. He had a three too, but you know, sick and a half year, we missed a bunch of his fifteen minutes rolls to bunch sheen in a row to start the game yet. They were still, you know, it was a two point to stand while we were still taking them, but that's because you have to nobody can't stop. They may look this shot seventy percent from two in the first half, and we were trade zero for three every single time too. And yet I mean, we're still in it and then the second half it started to get away from him. But I mean I- LeBron look, good LeBron look like LeBron James look, good javale look, great, great, great for what you want him to be doing. He did a little bit more last night. Yeah, exactly. I mean, you know the the time rim protector eight rebounds, he only played twenty two minutes. So you can't expect, you know twenty six points in the presence inside. It started affecting shots. That's what you want. Evenings don't get blocks from guy. You want the, the guy shooting the ball driving. I see him. No, he's tall only put those arms news like almost as tall as the damn. Backboard he's he shoot seventy five percent gonna do dunk. The ball is here. It's it's going to be really good in that regard. He hasn't played last night and I'm gonna get the number wrong, but it was the first time he's played more than twenty minutes in a game in like four or five years. I mean, so is Denver something like that, but late javale at twenty five minutes a game, which what it could end up round. That's a lot for him to kinda crank that back up to. So I thought he looked good. I thought Josh Hartnett great, twenty points for STAN. I didn't understand why they just wouldn't let Josh heart. And that's Luke lukewarm question for me. Why? When you just isolate him in how him to be the guy? Because at some point he was the hot hand, especially from long range we've got from, yeah, no, but they kept getting away from setting him up. It was almost like they said, okay, we allowed you to score seventeen, but that's enough. We we see what you can do. Why don't you just relax right now? It's LeBron twenty six last night. And of course you know, he's, he's. He's never won an opening opening game with with a new team, but he said afterwards that he likes where where this thing could go, just the timing was some aren't passes. You know, I had one in the fourth quarter. I expect the coups pop. He rolled out about, you know, we talked about those things. We'd get better at. We write a play late in the game as well where I'll turn the ball over the set. We'll get better with those things. The game on no Rondo had a couple. He drove baseline Jovana thought it was going to him and we're going to me. He knocked the ball out of bounds. So the things that as we all continue to work with one another, we were getting better. So you know, that's let's LeBron talking about like the potential. He said it before key. It's one thing you got the preseason get practice, but you got to get guys on the same page and they're just not quite there yet. It's going to take five games, ten games, fifteen to ease a lot of new players. It's a new person to orbit. All this around LeBron teams always startled. Little bit slow when you changes teams. Well, I think, yeah, but a lot of times when you put new teams together, this is a new team. Every team he's been on, it's been a new team, but he's the x factor because it's LeBron James, but people gotta take into consideration. There's always four, five new people on that team. It's not like football where you keep fifty two guys and you just add one guy. No, it's not like that. There's always four or five every time he goes. If you go back to two thousand three when he went from Cleveland, I mean when he joined the Cleveland Cavs, you go to the Miami, twenty teen and you go back to Cleveland and fourteen, it's all people. So it's going to take time. Things are going to be slow. There's going to be mishandling of balls is going to be turnovers because even in the preseason, no matter what sports you play is not a hundred miles an hour, right? It doesn't matter. And they, I mean, like they're gonna. They're gonna have eight thousand possessions every game up and down the floor. They're pushing pushing, pushing, pushing, and they'll going to you're going to the ball over a little. But the points in the paint last night that seventy seventy points in the paint. Along with the I think it was thirty or thirty four fast-break points. They were getting the ball up and down the floor, which is that's the design, and that's how they're going to be good and on nights where they don't miss the first fifteen, three pointers that they take, which is gonna be missed, aren't just don't get it. Even even bad shooting. Teams don't miss fifteen in a row. That's just guys getting a little excited and a Laker fan I should. I just don't want to. You know you preseason ruining. I sign LeBron you heard everybody who shooters they don't have and it's now the proven everybody, right? It is first gay and I don't like that. I just don't like it because it's even though we got a thousand games ago. This is proving people, right, right. I don't like it. I just here's the thing about it is like defend territory. I, it's as what they chose, right. Brian shooters when I get it, I understand it in. Say they've had both, but it's no, it'll turn around. Sort of ain't gonna some be able to shoot threes, but I think it will turn around. I just because the Broncos start to take more threes. He only took four last night. He missed all four right heart will be on the floor. Ingram's not going to be over for the for work as can be Rondo Rondo hit one or two game. He only shoot three three percent. But thirty. Honestly, we'll freaked out. Five percent seventy five percent on free throws. So not as they hit some late Vazza. It'd probably be under that for the season I guarantee to be the net you wanted. No, I'm just telling you what it is, what it to be in a negative. On a negative. Nate is what you want to be because you're Celtic fan. A negative. Nate. I like that. All right. But how do they have to be from three point range to be an effective team this year? And I think somebody knows the answer to that question will ask him the most vocal personality in all of sports. Stephen, a Smith, he'll join us next. It's Keyshawn l z and Travis. Brian in for Travis. He has been a don't know what they get their from. That's burly rotund. Yeah, I have no idea base the narrative up here. That's like that's like Lasky you go with husky. That's another tough word. When you're like eight and somebody calls you husky Lakers lose last night. The debut of LeBron James one twenty eight one nineteen up in Portland. Stephen, a Smith joins us. Now here mad ten AM every day here on ESPN LA. What up Stephen Smith going on? What's going on? How you doing man? I'm doing good. I had a a late night last night like most of us, but we had opportunity to watch King James. Go to work, but are my Lakers didn't quite pull it out, but I'm okay. I felt a little encouraged about what I saw other than the three point line. You know, what did you see in the Lakers man helped me out? Well, I saw energy out to a willingness to play together. I saw a guy that wha hyped about being on a call with King James. I saw King James ready to show the world that he's still best in the world. And I think that no matter what you saw last night, it's going to be nothing compared to the show that he's going to try to put on Staples Center tomorrow night. So I definitely like that element. They were moving the basketball. They were sharing it. They were trying to do a lot of different things and we get that. But that three point shooting is not a small thing because you're in the wild wild west now, and you know you're scoring points and your predicated your success on that. When in fact, you've got others that are stepping up and hitting those threes nixed orcas comes off the bench jobs, twenty four, but he it's five threes Damian Lillard CJ McCollum all who they are. That's indicative of what you're going to see throughout the season, and you simply cannot have Brandon Ingram. Old four from three point range putting in sixteen points Kaku going want the seven from three point range. Josh heart came off the bench and very, very effective with the twenty two dropped in the eight about three threes. But in the end you're going to need more especially since Lonzo and Rondo as your point guards, don't really know. Don't don't really hit threes that much, and so you're going to need those other guys, particularly can take his call. We'll poke you can't beat the starting off guard for the Los Angeles Lakers in the system. Like Bill Walton of Luke Walton rather and all you've got to give its five points. You've got to do better than that in order for the Lakers to have some success. But it was just one game. We understand that. And I, I did see some encouraging signs is just that the three point shooting took away from that. It's interesting. You mentioned Casey p only took three shots on the night the there. They were so good in transition and they were so good scoring in the pain. How good do you think they have to get? I mean, they're not. I'm going to be the warriors from three, but like is there a number in that you have in mind of how good they need to be from distance to be a competitive team in the west? Well, I would say I would say at least you know, thirty, five thirty. I mean if you really, really wanna make kind of noise. I think they could make actually believe that the Los Angeles Lakers could make the Western Conference finals. I'm that thinking regardless of what I saw last night because looking at the other teams in the west, and I'm thinking playoff time, if LeBron and LeBron meaning not just the guy that shows up on a call, but the guy that's capable of of really Maxine out the talent around him. I think that the Lakers take a lot of these teams in the west by the fault alone because they don't have anybody to compare to him, but you're going to have to hit perimeter shot because when you don't do that, then you're going to get to the whole take high percentage shot. As a result, you're going to be taking chances, not only dribble penetration, but what, how you pass the ball and because. As you're going to do that, you're going to see more mistakes than you than you would prefer, and that's where the Lakers will get hurt. But if you're hitting those permits shots, it spaces the floor better and gives other guys room to operate. So that's what I look at when I'm talking about three point shooting and how they've got to get that together because I think it's going to be pivotal to their success. And I think that rapport, Lincoln Magic Johnson in all likelihood are going to have to go out and get another shooter and you're going to see Josh Hart, get utilized the more and more because I think he's put everybody on notice the, here's somebody that deserves if commits his team. Stephen, a Smith, joining us in the morning, show Stephen as you watch the game last night in, you know, obviously there was a lot of not necessarily a lot of turnovers, but there were turnovers in a game where it seemed like it was easy passes is just miscommunication on the Lakers part. How long will it take you think for the Lakers get all on the same page while listen, you know you like. It definitely needs to be before April, which obviously will be, I think. And I think by the time Christian's rolls around the new year, I think you'll see them after up significantly and it's not just about LeBron is the combination of LeBron with Rondo on the court and then mentally LeBron with Rondo and Magic Johnson. I think that the Lakers are in a unique situation where you have guys upstairs that can teach the game, and then you have guys on the floor that can peel from that and further teach the game. Usually you have one or the other. In this case you have both. And so when you look at it from that perspective, I definitely think that helps a lot of guys and it's not like everybody needs it. Kouzmin Ingram just have to hit shots. But in the case of of Lonzo he's learning as he goes along containers call, we'll poke to some degree is learning how to fit in because you have so. Many bodies around you. He's going to have to play a different role every night, but he's also gonna have to figure out a way to get going because they need his offense. You gotta score in the Western Conference, you ain't gonna win games scoring in the eighties or the low nineties and tell you that right now you're going to have to put up and in order to do that, there's a level of aggression that LeBron is going to have and he'll figure that out, but he's going to have to have an elevated level of aggression and you're gonna have to get perimeter shooting to space the floor for your other non shooting guards to make things happen. That means Ingram, whose heart are going to be pivotal to the team's success. Let's not a little bit about Ingram Stephen, because in the second half particularly started to take the ball outside a little bit hit. Some of those pull up jumpers and things like that, didn't hitting two three pointers as you mentioned over four. But I, I have him as my most improved player selection. I think he's going to average over twenty points a game when it's all said and done, and kind of slide into that. Natural number two behind LeBron, how could you think Ingram can be over the course of the season? I'm not sold on him the way you guys are in a way in all finished Magic Johnson and Magic Johnson came. I take yet today, and I asked that very question that secondary all on this team, who's that guy going to be and magic was talking about Ingram, I think England's of good player with a lot of potential. Please don't get me wrong, but he's no k b, you know, he just looks a little bit like him from the standpoint of his wink. He needs to put on more weight more bulk more Gertz, but I don't view him that way. The guy I look at is called Kouzmin because Cobb Putina to knee has the ability to take you further away from the basket and do damage. Plus he's a legit. Six eight can put the ball on the floor and create a shot. He doesn't play defense with that level of fervor to nasty, but ofensive -ly he wants it. Whereas I look at Ingram as a guy that's always trying to fit in. He has a -bility. He can school. He belongs in the NBA. He belongs in a lot of team starting lineups. I'm in no way trying to impugn his abilities as a player, but I don't see when I think about that. It factor that guy. 'cause you gotta remember Keyshawn can speak to this when you're a star. It's not just about your ability. It's about how much you want it. I find Brandon. England could be somebody who's content being really good. I find call Kouzmin to be somebody who may not be that good, but wants to be great. And that's why I think he has a better chance at being the number two to LeBron then Brandon thirty seconds and you gotta run Steven. What do you think to the truth of Lillard Lakers LeBron what about all that? Lillard if he had his drug as if he were to leave Portman year, his people will want him in LA or New York. I personally know that Lillard would prefer the Knicks. Over the Lakers boo. Oh, come on. I'm giving you absolute fact. You figure out how I know I am not asking you. I'm not guessing I'm telling you if he had a choice between New York and LA, which is the only two places he would want to go. If you were to leave Portland and the only two places representation will want him to go. Lily would prefer New York because believe it or not, despite his personality and what it gives off. He ain't about that circus. He would be verse to come into Los Angeles because of the 'paparazzi kind of atmosphere that followed lebrons. He would prefer New York over the Los Angeles Lakers because LeBron is with the late man, I'm not. I'm not questioning your recording, just your. I've just disappointed in the answer, but. All right. Thanks even. Right weather. All right. I do. I disagree with this though. When he's talking about Cal Kouzmin Brandon Ingram. And he's talking about Ingram is a guy who's content to be good. I think he's got that one wrong. Explain why next? Brian and for Travis he has been so he, you know, show, right. I remember what was it? What was the greatest American hero? That's right. Flying running to do with the curly hair lie or white. Why do with a Perm and that was it? That's what it said on the regular gayness. No, it didn't say Greg. Kanus is not all white people are Greg Louganis Raj, but the Perm with a Perm. What was that dude's name? I realized American. He grows cat or William cat. No. What was his name on the show? I watched it as a key to love this. Show me. In running into buildings. Kathy sing. Not well. Disagree. Eighty one, nine hundred eighty three golden years. He's that may agree with him when he said, and I wanted to get in there. But I know you had to run off that that he didn't want to deal with a circus. Do you turn them on New York? Like what is the biggest circus did New York and it certainly is not LA twenty New York's lived in New York. Yeah. I think part of the circus for him was the LeBron fact. It does not matter LeBron factor their New York, but the pro that makes the circus worse for him. Exactly. You're the guy, you're the guy. You're not number two number one, you're the. They're going to be running after liberal, not as many guys are going to be running after you. Are you let more people running. John question. Did you ever play in New York live in New York? Yes. Oh, you. Okay. Were you talking to one guy that lived and played in New York? It played in New York at a high level, so I can certainly tell you that the media scrutiny when it doesn't go well is bigger than it is when it's in LA, but even if it I don't think he meant if it doesn't go. I just think he a daily thing like people following the Bronx. Following you back up one second year yourself, following LeBron. Right, but you're part of that you're on the same lane. They're going to follow. You play for the Knicks in New York City. Do this is all these people have to do it harder for them. Lonzo trigger be doing just fine. You didn't play in the TMZ as Raj. He didn't ask me everybody, dreams, social media. I'm not even going I, it's a it. That part didn't make some make sense. I understand. I understand. I rather go play in New York than LA like k. d. I think if he leaves Golden State can't come here because what's the criticism of k. d. who listens to all this stuff is that you're hiding right now katie's hiding behind the best team in the league. He. I mean, I guess if people want to believe that, but yes, I hear you can't leave the best team in the league when the criticism is at an income here, and now it's going to be well. Now you're hiding behind the best player in the league. I understand it's stupid and he should go where he wants. He's Kevin freaking Durant, but that makes to me that makes them more likely he's going to go to New York. Well, you want to go to New York, go to New York, but you don't go to New York because it's light running from LeBron, oh, it's like it's chill there. Nobody's gonna get on you in New York. If if you do great, obviously, you had a whole 'nother level. Once you do bad in his band in the may not even be used as doing bad. It could just be the surrounding team, those sorts of things you're gonna take the hit fort trust me. You're going to be the one that take the hit in four as 'paparazzi and all that. I mean come on stop Stephen, who he? I don't think maybe did meet it that way because when I look at it doesn't make a whole lot of to a person that played in New York and live in. What about response to what he was saying? Lakers have to get more out of Lonzo ball. Well, I think the Lakers feel the same way about them. I think they feel that they gotta get more out of him. That's one of the reasons I brought up the Damian Lillard situation because if you look at Damian Lillard and you're looking at that and you're sitting on the bench and yellow Bron James and I'm assuming magic was in the crowd, even though he's an LA earlier in the day, and if he wasn't, he certainly watching as well as rob Pelinka luanne watching Damian Lillard in the fourth quarter come in and just dominate the Lakers. I would think that you sit there and go. That's pretty appetizing, right? It's, oh, jeez, bring any Willer. No, I'm just saying this type of player that's pretty appetizing in it takes. It's going to take ball a long ways to get there. But if you're continuing to go backwards enough forward anything, then you certainly are going to be one of those guys that at some point that luck is going to run out with when I say, look, I mean that that little bit of they're not really paying attention right now. I could just cruise alone. That's what it looked like in the first half. He's like, lonzo's never going to be Damian Lillard in the sense you look up at the end of the game. Lakers at a pretty good job on Lillard in the first half, and then you look up at the end and he's hitting buckets down the stretch, and he's hitting important three pointers and he finishes with twenty points because he's Damian Lillard lonzo's not could be like that. Yes, in terms of the scoring. But what you do want to see is you look up at the end of the game, and you can pick five plays where Lonzo impacted what he was doing. Even if he didn't score hick maybe he had a three, maybe he finishes at the basket, but it's all you remember that pass Lonzo made you look or you look at the in the fourth quarter and he was a plus nine for the fourth quarter because that's just the type of impact he has. He was bad in the first half yesterday he came in and he looked like somebody where the moment and the fast. Too fast and like the what do I do? I how do I elevate kind of fit in with LeBron is supposed to be aggressive with my supposed not. He got better in the second half, but that first half he was a minus fifteen and eight minutes second-half got to the rim a little bit. He did hit a three. He hit a three happy for. Yeah. I mean, we'll geez. I was in. Driving back from the studio and he hit the three tired on the radio. So I was like in the car, you know? So I was excited actually, physically seat. I just heard it on the radio. So I was like, yeah, he finally got one, but he he answered that quite like kin. Rondo Lonzo play together. He put to them on the floor of the Brown. You can't afford again. They did and they'll do it a little bit more. And I think you'll see a lot of lineups where they try to play both those guys with LeBron and maybe like Kouzmin Ingram something upfront, but you he kind of solve the problem of, can you play Lonzo down the stretch, who's going to be on the floor? He he saw that problem not playing all that. Well, you may Luke Walton easy one. I understand that and I, I'm, I'm big on lonzo's potential this year, but last night at least it m- he made waldon's decision for him by being the guy who wasn't playing well enough to stay on the floor late anyway. Tomorrow they play at home opener, the home opener at Staples Center, so we'll get a better. Look, we'll get another look, not a better. Look. We'll get another look at the Lakers as well as Lonzo to see if b. Between last night and Saturday. If he actually learned something and got better, it should be fun to see. Like, does he do better at home this year? Because they always say in basketball role players, especially shoot better home. They play better at home. I well to put Lonzo in that category. This point zero. That's my. If you're putting them in that category that says something right there. And then last year Lonzo shot way better on the road because at home, everybody was almost doing like the Markelle full paparazzi John. They're all taking photos. But he was also selling shoes. Shoes they're cheaper now they are and I'm not sure how much product they're moving at four hundred ninety five dollars two hundred bucks. Right ones two four ninety five to two Keyshawn is you gone. And they're ugly this year? Well, no, last year year and a half ago, you know, we ugly ugly down, look better than it was last last. The first additional, your bigger shoes? No, I did not get them. I saw in a newspaper article. Lavar promised him some shoes and he was going to send him. That's weird. That's weird that he didn't get. I'm surprised by that. I'm almost feel like if I were to give me my money, I wouldn't got them either. Oh, you would have got the wrong size according to Marcel. Does he got the wrong size Mace head to get his money back like they sent Mason his money back because he like nine months later, he didn't have shoes. I'm convinced there are four pairs of these things and they just get passed around. But different is is Lonzo wear Nike, I think. So he's wearing whatever he wants, but he changes shoes all the time. We're past the point. This is actually good for Lonzo. We're past the point where anybody pays attention to that was the last time anybody really talked about what was on lonzo's feet or lavar or anything. It's all good. He was. He was rookie. Last shooting is coming out of UCLA. I understand around it. LeBron coming here is kind of buffered a lot of that and the fact that he's been hurt, kind of pushed a lot of it to the bottom as Well. Chris on here in a minute. To do something, hey, I need you to do some. Did you hear key give the key word last night. Can you can get it out right? Just can listen. You've got a chance to win sweet passes to the Lakers vs. Okay. See game on January two. Second, give me cover from New Year's Eve and come on out to the sweet and drink some more. All you gotta do listen to the Lakers broadcast this Saturday and Kishan. We'll give you a new keyword of the game. Did you hear last night's keyword? I know I got it. I do not. So I gotta do is keep listening and Kiel tell you when the call and you can win this week. Tell you when call. Tell you what he will do that. You put the doorbell in for that? Yeah, you know, talking for the last few minutes. He's talked to, he's like one of the flock as I told you knock on the door. And then at the end of the day, you don't ask you're gonna come right as a fluffer. Gee, fired talker. Flopper the Red Sox. They punch their ticket last night World Series. Dodgers can do the same later today behind hundred review will they will tell you next Brian for Travis ESPN LA just goes to show once again. Basically white. Well, I mean it it, it. The ball is that one of those just context, free sentences that always make sense like you don't even need to know what we were talking about during the break. I think so. All right. So the dodgers tonight they got a chance to go to the World Series where it would be the Boston. Red Sox are knocked off Houston last night. Oh, all like this is this is the. This is the matchup that people want people being towards only television executives the best. It's the only thing that's left is either. Tea, but if you connect a Houston in LA, that's not sexy for TV. Rematch rematch, but New York people ain't tripping on that and you're people wanna see, Boston lose near people who are still l. a. people from the Brooklyn daughters, you know, the old, no, no, no, no. What I'm saying what I'm saying. Okay. I see what you're saying. New York people wanna see Boston little ride and New York. People also rooting for brook from Brooklyn. There's all type of national angels cares about Houston outside of Houston. No. But what if what if the turned out to be Houston Milwaukee. You pulled America before the playoffs started sin. Pick series, you know, see how how you, how do you want pick a series. You want dodgers Red Sox, and then that's what they can do tonight. There's no question that the dodgers versus the brewers tonight in game six Austin Bornes will get the start in game six behind the plate. He, he appears to be seeing the ball much better than ground year. Really? You think? So, am I even framing pitches much more efficiently? Barnes has thrown out one or three a Tipi base stealers trying to steal basis Brian. That means that a guy tries to go first or second or second. Third and no one has attempted third to home in a very long time, so we won't try that it all round dollars to to to attend into serious. Not since Mark Harmon has struck out six times which a lot of dodgers over the last couple of games struck out. So let's not just blame him. His postseason slash line is. You say that Mba's. They say that abysmal a bit abysmal at, you know, I gotta watch Ross because Roz sometimes he'll have some stuff in there point one point, three point, three, two point. Three. Oh, four. And he has gone down on strikes a total of eleven times through the eight games. He's played in Ryan, you know, that was keys Oregon. Yeah. And did you know keys organised sponsored and it's brought to you by Buffalo Wild Wings. That's why you went to win a trip to the series. Brian is getting close but hurry up. Now just go down to be dubs and upload a selfie. You can do Instagram, Facebook, even Twitter, and just hash tag be WW LA that's be WWL a good look from our friends at buffalo hours. You continue to work with us a little bit more here. Brian. You have to be very careful at times do reads because some stuff will be super correct some stuff these you got to that the a word and you you were, were they're gonna dump. Whatever came after that. Yeah, very clearly what the very nervous about the end of that word. Yeah. But you know, sometimes it's just gotta be you gotta be right. He means well, but sometimes they listen, man, he's time baseball combat neat. They got a slugging percentage, eight hundred. So my my rundowns eighty percent, right? That's a slugging percentage of eight hundred. It's pretty good. I'm hall of Famer. All right, but the dodgers certainly in this game, six is huge if they lose this game swings back to the Milwaukee Brewers. And that's not what we want. On the road in Milwaukee. Rice don't. Let's get it over with. Were you on the mile? Let's be done with this is what I heard you guys talking about this yesterday. I think Travis is exactly what adulation for listening that airline driving the kids school. I listen every day, you know, when kids are done with school, then I stopped listening. But you know, for that part, it's great, but Travis it right. He's like, Milwaukee comes into this. We gotta one game win to. We just gotta win one because now like you say, it's game seven game seven, and it's not what you put into you. You. You went back. You got your deal done here in LA. You went back to Milwaukee to close the thing out. You got to close it out. You cannot mess around. Yeah, and this is Dave Roberts talking about that issue. It's interesting where coming off a couple of really close ball games and coming going coming back here, we just we're just here. I think it's just a focus group. There's not too much anticipation anxiety or nervous or excitement. It's just kind of a very focused group and why they need to finish it out tonight as opposed to that game. So, well, you know, in history with baseball games. Anything happened, you know? So it's all hands on deck. So right now those guys can be planned for their lives. But I know our guys are playing for our lives as well. Understand that we do have a little margin, but we want to win them on an hundred has been great over the last couple of months, not quite as effective on the road as he isn't home, but still really good. No, he he's been. He's been really good and solid. I think you feel a whole lot better with him on the mound and you would some other guys. I mean, obviously, when you talk about Kershaw who dealt just ridiculously the day, right? You talk about him. You know, obviously Buehler's had his ups and downs in moments, big times, then you go to rich hill, but in terms of re you, I think when you look in him, he's been able to give you enough stuff if he can give us if he can give a six innings of good stove. Yeah, I think we take that as long as he gets the backup from the hitters and guys are getting on base. They're driving in runs. They're not leaving stranding runners on base like we're doing last time. We're in Milwaukee. We left a number. Guys on base, and that's just not going to get it done. If that continues. I think the other night they finally or the other afternoon, I should say they finally got our keep saying night. Well, it's just a normal. Play baseball player should be played at nighttime, but you get you reached conveyed. Your true. I think all sporting events should be done during the day because then my day ends day drinking and scratching next to get away from me. Scratching away, they drinking drinking decisions. Feeling a little hot down there, Mark goodness to scratch next to be. And I don't like her. She goes, that's what I'm saying. You got to watch a lot of stuff that go on in this listening. I'm glad I'm on this walk all the way. Almost feel like we need to cut open one of them hoes like at the liquor store, we slide underneath. It's a safety thing where. I think when you wanna give something paper, just sticking under there, the all stay on that side. Even open my side of the door until you close yours, not at all, but the dodgers you know, one of the things that we got to, we've done a terrific job on our bullpen or bullpen is outplayed Milwaukee's bull bringing in this series and that was supposed to my strength that we supreme runs for the dodgers in twenty one innings. You go down through it. You know, my ADA hasn't given up a run Dylan Floro kenley Caleb Ferguson by all of those guys are perfect matches only allowed one. And so like that if you get through five, even with ru tonight, I have every confidence of the bullpen can can close it out. No, five, five, I, you know, I always like to push the envelope one extra into be great, six, outstanding. But about five in its flawless, you take that and you run with it because the bullpen has been so strong that the confidence of our bullpen has gone up, opposed to the middle of the season where you look at. That will you look at the brewers beginning of the year, they felt like, okay, our bullpen is our strength of our entire pitching situation. We want to go to them as quick fast and a hurry as we can as he look the other night, they decided to pull a guy after five pitches is speaking to the bullpen. All about the pin, the dodgers bullpen has nearly been unhittable in a serious you like this stuff. They have pitched over twenty one innings of work and allow just three earned runs Jorgen vote for Pedro. Yeah, I, I thought I'd do a little work. This is what I'm saying tonight. Movie referendum remembered the dynamite. I didn't see the will vote for Mike to show of the CS gains and toss four point one scoreless innings and allowed. Only two hits. One walk in had seven strike outs, vote bedroom. They for Prado. If if he put like a paragraph about nuclear physics, I have to stay in the same it. Would that be? It would be the same kind of delivery, right in terms of not not entirely sure. Because I got to be careful, right? My start talking about anything. He's do. Sometimes, you know, we'll I, I understood violate them. What is it a f, f, c theft. AFC theft SEC. I'm just trying. I absolutely in the guy, particularly this time of day I will read whatever you put in front of me. I've done that thing on the on the sheet where they get the reason for it says any talent can read pick it up and say anything. Town. Was all the top of the page? Yeah. Any words painting, quotations food. You went from this kid. You got radio sixty Ingram. Winner fair, where found defect keep going. Rocca down. Understand. We're just, oh. That's what being a radio host. Just read what people put in front of. All right. We'll get back to dodgers a little bit, but it is a busy NFL weekend coming up. And I've heard about this. I've, I've listened to it happen, but now I get to participate as we pull back the pigskin with key slightly uncomfortable. Do that next ESPN LA.

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Hour 3: Time to make some changes

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Hour 3: Time to make some changes

"Welcome to Spain. And fits the podcast the game of the night. Absolutely. Is in LA where all the drama never ceases, and really, frankly, I don't need to go to the movies anymore. I can just keep my eyes on the Lakers. I it gives me everything I want, and I I get LeBron is he going to be is it going to be good guy. Lebron this time is going to be bad guy. Lebron this time is the rest of LA going to be fans of it is ever going to bed. We're going to cheer him. They hate him. What what's what's it gonna be every single day? You never know. And tonight like when there's an avengers movie coming out, and there's an old new twist to it. You're not you don't even know how to handle Anthony Davis. And the pelicans will visit the staple center for the first time since the trade the trade rumors became public, and he made it apparent he wants to play for the Lakers. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app. Siriusxm channel eighty Jason. Fitz blind solo we're presented by progressive insurance. And we have to get a little A perspective out of this. I mean, there's there's no doubt about it. Nobody knows better than in less. You're in the thick of Los Angeles for all of this. So we're going to go to our ESPN MBA Lakers reported OMB young Masuku on the shell Pennzoil performance line on thanks for some time. We appreciate it tonight. Give me your sense on where things are like on a on a scale of dysfunction where are things with LeBron and his relationship with the Lakers at this point. It's really hard to say, I mean, I really think it depends on every night each game how they're doing. And so, you know, if they start winning, obviously, the belief it becomes a lot better. But if they lose and the way they lose the locker room can get a little more toxic things like that. And and only when I say toxic. I don't even say like if openly in front of us like guys are beefing or anything like that. No. In fact, it'd probably is more just like guys don't really talk as much things of that nature because if the ten th time right now the Lakers are trying to make the playoffs. They know what's at stake. And yet, you know, they're just not able to execute not translating onto the floor. They missed Lonzo ball. Ball. You know, I think there's a certain uncomfortableness that comes that's in the locker room with each loss that keeps mounting in the way they play. And of course, tonight as you said, Anthony Davis is in the building just another reminder to some of these young guys of what they had to go through at the trade deadline when they were hearing their names mentioned over and over again about how basically everybody on the team was expendable for Anthony Davis outside the LeBron James we're talking to ESPN NBA Lakers reporter, OMB young Masuko. And with that being said, Anthony Davis walks in, but he walks into that sort of like when you walk into the bedroom after, you know, your mom and dad were just really fighting. And you've got this weird energy going on when Anthony Davis walks in what kind of energy does he even see from the Lakers team that wants him? Well, Anthony Davis is going through his own little thing, and it's own little mini drama himself where the pelicans aren't really playing him. So I spoke to him this morning where basically, you know, he knows what the deal is. He's only gonna play about twenty two twenty three minutes tonight. As Alvin gentry said, he's not gonna play in the fourth quarter, which is really frustrating for him. I even asked him I said, you know, this is your first time in Staples playing the Lakers really since December. But since the first time since the trade demand, and you know, you could get a standing ovation from the fans and before I even gotten to that point. He just said, I don't care. He just he doesn't want to revisit that. He's going through his own little thing with the pelicans. And the pelicans say they've been transparent with it. But yeah, I think Anthony Davis made look at this team tonight. But I don't think he'll look at it. Like, oh, these are the guys that'd be playing with because he doesn't even know who would be playing with. If he does come here if he's able to come be trade or he has come later down the road when he's a free agent. Well, and that's a fair point own as much as we're talking about the locker room in the way, it feels right now does it even matter for the future of the Lakers. It does to a certain extent because it certainly matters right now as they try to make the playoffs. But then, you know, look, there's no guarantee that you are going to trade and all these guys with guy you want the summer, and let's say they don't get Anthony Davis this summer, which you know, the odds are probably against them getting Anthony Davis via trade the summer. So they're going to go and try and get another free agent. And which means they will still have a lot of these young guys on their team. So it absolutely matters. You know, what they're going through right now and all that stuff because really the allow these young guys like how coups Ma Brandon Ingram. Lonzo ball. They're not gonna really go anywhere unless they're sent for in a blockbuster trade which would be something like yesterday, we're talking to ESPN NBA Lakers reporter, oh Myung Suk on the shell Pennzoil performance on. You can follow him on Twitter at notorious own when you think about this team, particularly in in the the drama that we've looked at around. Lebron? Do you believe that the drama has escalated or is it just that? We're focus. It focusing on it more because it's this version of LeBron with the Lakers. I don't think it's escalated I think it's just that we're taking the temperature with each game. And with each comment LeBron says, and I think LeBron is really learning. He's trying to figure out what buttons to push it. Same thing that Luke Walton have face entering the season. How does he push all the right buttons with which a diverse roster, basically one that never seemed to be one that made sense where you have a bunch of veterans and they clinic veterans on one year deal that might feel like mercenaries from land Stevenson to jail McGee to Rajon, Rondo, Michael Beasley before he was traded away. And then you have a lot of the young kids that you have to develop like Kouzmin Ingram, Lonzo ball, Josh heart. And then you try to fit LeBron and all of that. And so I think what you see LeBron as he's making all these comments his comments are varying almost after every game because it's one minute. He's questioning do these guys really know what the sick when they've never been through this before too. I think this morning where he was. Like expressing extreme confidence in the situation. The Lakers are in and kinda just trying to reinforce the fact that I like what we are like the group we are. And we can do this. We can do this trying to be as positive possible. I think LeBron is trying to figure out which buttons to push because he's never really been in the situation. Like this in a in a pressure cooker in Los Angeles for an iconic franchise like the Lakers, and then he has to lead really young guys like Kouzmin Ingram. And let's also say this for who's Manila Graham, they played very, well, there's last few games if kinda the bench and the rest of the supporting cast it hasn't played. Well, and I think you know, LeBron is trying to do everything he can to try and get the same. We're talking the ESPN NBA Lakers reporter, OMB young. And you know, whether the LeBron sitting out of a game was planned. There's the optics either way with that of him being out late working on to change record. And then at the same time you're talking about sort of a message where he's trying to find his leadership footing should. Optics matter to LeBron when he's doing these other projects in the middle of the season. Well, I think what Brian is definitely a guy that can multitask. I mean, I think for some other guys and other stars maybe not so much. I think LeBron is used to having a lot of things going on in this universe and kind of in his orbit. So I I don't think LeBron one guy that as many things as he might have around it distracts from you know, what that hand for him and trying to make the playoffs. Like, oh, I don't disagree with that. But let me let me just kind of follow through with that first second because I don't disagree that LeBron can handle it. But when you're message from leadership after a game is we've all got to be focused on what matters winning and at the same time, you're working on the to chains records is that. I mean, even if you can handle it how does that get received by the guys that are around you in the locker room. It's it's hard to say. I mean, maybe these guys might might think and look and see what LeBron thing. And I think even today LeBron was asked, you know, what you say to the media, you hope that it kind of echoes to the rest of the guys in the locker room. And he said, I'm not really sure what they see. And what they get. And what they don't. I do think LeBron is hoping that some of these messages get them. But I think what it comes down to really for these young guys at the end of the day is seeing LeBron on the floor, basically lead, by example, and do everything that is going to take the make the playoffs, and then hopefully, these guys Bowen suit, I think that's probably the most important thing as opposed to what he does off the court and absolutely makes sense real quick before we let you go. If the Lakers missed the playoffs this year, what is the ripple effect into the summer? I mean, they're still going to go and try and get another free agent star. And if they get another free agent store, then it's not really that big of a deal. It's just mostly that these young kids would gain so much by making the playoffs alongside LeBron James and going through that it is going to be and nature disappointment in Los Angeles. Lakers not to make the playoffs. And LeBron James the fallout would definitely be probably and very all likelihood a change and head coach we Luke Walton and a new coaching staff, but the Lakers are still going to go about free agency. And try get another star to join the Bron James. And then you know, they obviously we're looking to Anthony David still try to make a big splash this summer. But if they don't make the playoffs it will be a big disappointment. But in the big big scheme of things the big picture. They're still going to go about their business and in free agency and trying to get another star and then load up for next year. Follow him on Twitter at notorious H M own young men. We appreciate your time next for hanging out with this. Thanks for having me. And don't forget tonight. Ten thirty PM eastern on ESPN pelicans it. Lakers. I mean, if nothing else just to watch the first ten minutes and see how this thing unfold. I cannot wait straight ahead. You guys are lighting me up. You do not like the concept that I wanna limit your access from the court side of NBA games. But there's a sport that learned the lesson when it was too late won't reveal that next benefits on ESPN radio. Welcome to Spain. And fits the podcast already knew. We had the smartest listeners ever. You guys know love you. I didn't realize you're all rich. That's the only that's the only conclusion I can make. I'm trying to take away courtside seats at the NBA which really affects like the top one percent of the one percent can afford those things, and you guys are just let me know. I have lost my mind. Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio the ESPN app and Sirius XM channel eighty Jason Fitz with you, and I'm going to go straight to some straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts. Yes, I get it a cute adorable. Little kid taps Russell Westbrook. And we wanna make it. A Coca Cola commercial? I understand that. It's what we wanna do. It's fine. But my God. But like in you, guys, you know, you don't want me to over exaggerate. You don't want me to make a big deal. I will credit a credits. One of our listeners that came in and tweeted, just a reminder, Monica Selous mean the fact is we've learned this lesson in sports. Four. We have seen the worst of the worst. We've seen tennis players attacked on the court. I was just at Cameron produced North Carolina humble brag to Cameron. And one thing that I thought was of note, you don't realize that you're in there. How far back the crazies are crazies in the back there. There's a good amount of space between them and the court and even on the side where the crazies are behind the score table. They're still behind the table. We don't I'm watching college basketball highlights in studio is we do the show. I've yet to see a single college game where the fans were right on top of everybody right on the sideline is a couple of like, obviously, we know the press there's cheerleaders. There's camera people. You don't usually see like ten year old kid walking up to the point where they can just touch the player that's on the sideline. I don't understand like you guys. Think that I've lost my mind. I'm I'm curious why you guys want to protect those so much. Or a b says I'm so wrong about this. Tried calling you to debate. I mean again, okay, fine. First of all, you're always welcome to culture, but late say ESPN eight seven to nine three seven seven six if you don't like the little letters it at eight seven nine three seven seven six. But that's that's essentially what you have to do in a situation. Like this. You have to look at every possible scenario. Somebody comes in and says making rules based on quote worst case is how you end up with sledding outlawed by municipalities based on possible liability. You know, what fine? Let's get rid of metal detectors games too. Because I'm sure that's not going to be an issue. Like all of these rules were made for worst case scenarios. You realize that right? So we're gonna we're gonna we're gonna figure out worst-case scenarios when you walk in the building we're gonna make sure that people carry clear bags when they walk into stadiums. So that we know that there's nothing going on because of worst case scenarios, but we're cool with everything going right up to that level. Y'all have decided where your level of worst case scenario gets to be. I'll admit the personal experience creates part of my bias here. Like, I think that there should be more constraints concerts. I do. You know, not that's that. That's part of it. Mark says in reference to the Selous portion of it that do jumped over a wall. Enclosed a good deal of distance quickly. No, yes. And they change security as a result. But I don't see what that has to do with the fact that the frankly, can we just look at the q ten year old kid and say my God, if he was not a cute ten year old kid, if he's if he was drunk Twenty-seven-year-old idiot, which we see all the time. Like, we see fans yelling players all the time for the front. We have no problem with that. Because it hasn't turned physical. Then you have what's the worst that can happen guy? So what if he trips them how bad is that? Oh, guy goes down, and tears. Achilles. I'd say that's pretty bad. There's just too many variables here, and you can make more money. Put the scorecard table make a box around this the floor with rotating scorecard faces on it and sell it. So you know, this particular this particular quarter basketball brought to you by straight talk straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G L T E networks. Then you flip it next quarter. This makes so much sense. They can make more money because then it's going to be in the TV broadcast. It's great for kids. I'm not gonna disagree with that. It's awesome. When you see a kid, you know, we all want that mean, Joe Greene moment or you're like, you know, like to give the world a coke. But what about the kissing bandit back in the seventies? Here's a spot where like somebody's big fame was running up to players and kissing them. Can you imagine that now? She wasn't up to no good Jesus. Maybe we allow that. If you allow that Frank in Missouri. Thanks for calling the show, man. What do you got? Hello. Yeah. Yeah. No. We got you. Oh, I agree with you a hundred percent. I think they need to move people back. I think that when you allow somebody to touch a player or reach out and grab it can lead to the things. They could get somebody hurt. Well, I I don't disagree. I mean, that's the ultimate part of it. Like, we're trying to protect tax for the Kalman. We're trying to protect the athletes at some point to just do their job. That's the other thing that we have to remember like the job of an NBA players to go out and play a game the game that he's going to try to win. That is when you buy a ticket to a game. The only thing you are insured is that your going to get to go to a basketball game and watch athletes compete. You're not assured that you're going to get signed shoes, you're not assured that you're going to get sudden access to them. You're not assured that you should get to touch them. Even if you are in the front row because you need the front row of his show doesn't mean that the that you can do that. Brian in Phoenix. Brian next recall on the show, man. What do you got? Sure. Yeah. Just wanted to say, I agree with you. Don't know what the answer is. But just remind everybody I think is about ten years ago. Like, the Monica us thing I wanna say it was the White Sox game. But there was like a father and son that were apparently drunk and jumped onto the field in the middle of the game ran out and started beating up the first based on pyre. You remember that? No, I didn't. I didn't remember that. Everybody's nodding their head. Thanks for the heads up on it, man. I mean, thanks for the call like, yes. That's exactly what we've got to figure out a way to prevent because the thing that so many people are saying is this is not a big deal. I'm over exaggerating it, and that's fine. That's absolutely fine. But I'll go back to everything that I've said to this point. You know, when when you think about what it means? I it some point where do we draw the line? This is one of those things where reactionary we're gonna come back and say, oh my God. How did we not see that? Why did we not create a policy for that? How do we not know that was going to happen that will be everybody's reaction? And what's even better is that if God forbid something happened tomorrow, you know, what you'll be doing people will be screaming at the MBA. Oh, my Lord. How did the NBA not put see this? How did the NBA not put something in place? You'll plame the NBA and it'd be like money hungry sports leagues. Putting the the dollar in front of the safety of the athletes. That's the revisionist history history. I'm trying to be proactive instead of reactive for once. Because there's not an easy solution. I'm just saying. You know, there's not an easy solution when we can sit there and look at it and say, you know, how do we protect what what's the worst? That happens. If we protect players one, maybe two Rosa fans, don't get quite the level of access. That's the worst case scenario the worst case scenario the opposite way is somebody gets hurt at straight talk. Straight talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable four G T networks have now gone down the rabbit hole of the incident from two thousand two which is terrible. And obviously major league baseball has learned from it. I just want to prevent that from happening in any way, shape or form in the NBA. There's gotta be some way that we can make sure fans get their access and everyone's protected straight ahead. Six days of coverage coming up for the NFL combine, but I got one big warning. You don't wanna miss next Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. Welcome to Spain. And fits the podcast Spain invents on ESPN radio the ESPN app and Sirius XM channel eighty chased him physically tedious being radio presented by progressive insurance. Days of combine coverage coming on ESPN is going to be epic. I have a warning for everybody. But I, you know, one of the best things about hosting a show and having a microphone so that managed to get the last the last word, and every argument, many of you, many of you are are still fired up about my my my thought that they should limit access at NBA games. I just wanna get one more thing in that that answers what several of you are tweeting at this point as people say fans pay to be part of the action. The they sell those tickets blob Oba people buy tickets to games to watch athletes. Aren't they don't go by? They don't buy tickets to watch little kids on the sideline they go. They go to watch the athletes. So what's more important to serve the athletes that are on the court or to serve the two rows that we'd be impacting by changing the seating. Because by impacting to Rosa fans. What is that a couple of hundred fans? I don't math as maestro. Maybe a couple of hundred. There's still eighteen thousand other people in a lot of those arenas and millions of people watching at home and. Those millions of people don't care about little Johnny the wants to give Russell Westbrook or coke. They care about watching. Russell Westbrook play the game. So if the worst case scenario protects the athlete, and it it makes life more difficult for the first two Rosa fans. I'm oh good with that. I'm all good with that all day long. It's paint and Fitz on ESPN radio Jason Fitch with you love getting the last God, you guys would probably tweet me from courtside you savages. I didn't know we had so many rich fans. God most importantly, like invite me. I mean before they take away the first two rows of seats, at least invite me. So I could be your plus one. I wouldn't on that action. So the combine speaking of the action that is out there all over the world. I want in on it because I love the combine. I love the draft. That means I love the combine. In fact, a little secret just for you guys on Saturday. We're hosting at Twitter digital show the world will see my combine drills. I did Himmel. I ran the forty did the three cone drill which actually has four cones some shuffle. Put up a put up some weights to some some verticals standing jump. Not impressive. My numbers not impressive that that will surprise nobody. But it's it's happening because the combines here in the combines here at a different level than we've ever seen before ABC is going to show quarterbacks wide receivers and tight ends on Saturday afternoon. Our guy Trey wingo going to be hosting the coverage from there from indie starting at one o'clock from one to three and also I'll be on Twitter digitally with Daniel Dopp and Andrew Hawkins will be doing a appre game show on Twitter that you can catch on the ESPN Twitter account starting at noon. On Saturday for the combine this is because everybody's enamored particularly with the quarterbacks will Cuyler Murray. Throw who's gonna be better twain Hoskins how big is we learn from sage Rosenfels, by the way, if you missed the interview with sage go check it out on the podcast, check out the entire thing. Because he opened my eyes that it's not about the hand. It's not about the height of Kyla Amaury. He's most curious about the hand size. Hand size is going to be an issue for Kyla Murray as a tiny handed man, I can appreciate that. It's when we're all going to be paying attention to. And that's what you should be paying attention to what you shouldn't pay attention to at all is whatever your GM says whatever somebody said your team's gonna do whoever you suddenly think your team's gonna draft. Would you want right now? More than ever is for your favorite team to make it through the next five days invisible. Nobody talking about your favorite team perfect. No big hot takes from your favorite team. Even better. Whatever you do here right now. Whatever you're hearing from the camps in Indy is ally in your opponent in the game. I'm sorry. This is true. Really think that G M's going to like they're all playing poker? You got thirty two billionaires playing poker. Can you imagine what the anti is? When you've got thirty two billionaires playing poker. And they're all playing poker, and they all have different hands. They're all stacked in different directions in everybody's trying to outlaw if everybody the one thing they're not going to do. The one thing they won't allow happen to show their cards now some owners are better poker players and others. Certainly if you look at all the football is a poker match. Sarah, Chicago, Bears outplayed, my Oakland, Raiders on the hand that got them Khalil Mack. Right. That's just the way this thing goes. But when it comes to the draft everything is about posturing is it team going to take is a team going to take a quarterback at the top. I don't know. I mean, even Mike Mayock raiders GM said combine we kinda lied to each other a little bit instead of opening up to each other about our draft boards. Jia think Mike you think. And people behind the curtain of the show. We've got several different types of fans that work on the show. Mike works on the show with us. It's a big jets fan. The jets pick ripe for the raiders. The daily conversation for Mike an eye on who's leveraging who and who's trying to get the better deal because we both want to see our team acquire more picks in superstar players. That's all you want. That's to fans, what do you think is like between the billionaires that are actually affected by the outcome. Imagine if suddenly instead of just watching the draft you had you had hundreds of millions of dollars on it. I mean, that's what's happening, and we all want to turn around and react to it. He got the giants saying, hey, we're good with Eli. He's going to be around another year. He got Steve time the GM of the cardinal saying, well, you know, we're we're happy with Josh Rosen. But we we haven't completed completed our draft analysis process yet, of course, because everybody what everybody wants this is simple. There's a reason we're showing Saturday of the draft on ABC because that's a day Kyla Murray and Dwayne Haskins or in action, and what every thinking person in this draft wants me you every GM every TV exact they want Kyla Murray and Dwayne Haskins come out and put on a show. They wanna clinic. Because we all know the giants might be in the quarterback market at six. So all of a sudden, what's it mean? What did we want? When the draft hits Nashville. We want trade. We want excitement. Oh, my God is somebody going to try and trade with San Francisco to get ahead of the jets because they want to stay ahead of the raiders. This all is born out of what happens today. But the one thing you want from your team is to not know. Slow and low here. It's like barbecue. Let everything goes slow and low what you don't want is big reaction. You don't wanna see the word riser accompanied with your team. Like, if you see I remember last year watching the drafting continually throwing my raiders hat to the ground. If you see riser attached to your favorite team next week as a player that they wanna pick throw your hat to the ground you're angry because that means you're GM just decided to forty time matters more than all the film in the world. Not a good sign. If you suddenly hear trade rumors coming out for your favorite team throw your hat to the ground. None of it's true. Right. Anything you here right now is a lie. The only thing that has any value out of the next five days to you as a fan is the one thing you're not going to hear about. If you really care about a player with your team, particularly the seal it moment, the defining moment of the combine is the interview, and they don't televise that. Now. The only reason you ever hear about your team during an interview is when they ask a non work appropriate question. That's when you throw your hat to the ground and say my God make it easy for me to be a fan. There aren't many things you can do right now. Other than fall in love with the players. That's the most important part. Because essentially the combine is a parade to beauty pageant. Everybody's going to be paraded out. It's a patch him. There's a fine line between watching Paget you're watching this America. You're appreciating the skill of a fashion. All of a sudden three months later, you're on our sixteen constraints straight of toddlers TR's, and you're like how did I get here? Right. You don't wanna be in the toddlers and TR's binge-watching mode with this. What you wanna do? Is you want to appreciate for what it is you want? Appreciate skill set. You want to get to know players that you think your favorite team might pick that you think that teams that you hate might pick because it gives you an opportunity to know your your team or no your opponent. You want to see how how guys waxed philosophical about these drills that we don't really know anything about as I said earlier the three cone drill has four cones. If I want anything from Trey wingo. I want him to explain to me why the three cone drill has four cones. Trae police got helped me. Those are the moments you can get something out of this. That's the value on it watching special athletes do things that's the entertainment value on it. But in some point you've got to decide you're gonna treat this a little like you treat the Pro Bowl. This is a little like watching big boys. Play dodgeball. It's fun. It's entertaining. It makes you smile. But what you don't wanna see for the next five days. We're used to hearing all the time team say at the end of the year. All my God. Don't get in the news. We don't want our favorite player to be in the news. That's all we want. Right. The next five days. What you don't want is your favorite team in the news because no news that they're gonna make over the next five or six days is going to be good news for you as a fan in the twenty one thousand nine hundred twenty twenty season. Straight ahead. It's either an upset alert or or a huge comeback opportunity happening right now, we'll tell you where next Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Welcome to Spain and fits the podcast convince on ESPN radio the ESPN app. Siriusxm channel eighty Jason Fitz. We got an upset Berra ruin right now. The NBA's to give the keeps on giving. You know, just when you think you figured out where the game's going to go and how it's gonna look. Nope. We don't know the heat right now are not just beating the heat or categorically thumping Golden State seventy four to fifty nine. That's right. Seventy four to fifty nine right now, Steph curry and Katie combined two of twelve from three point land. Not good. Also impressive right now. Only one only one player looks like everybody else for the the heat only one player hasn't scored Derek Jones juniors. The only guy that hasn't gotten on the board. Everybody else that was active tonight has scored talk about balance at this point in a plus minus ratios are through the roof for the guys. So they're they're running an efficient offense again a done. They just went to the half in. It's seventy four to fifty nine. And this is the the Golden State team. We we're just sort of have to learn to accept right now. That's the hardest part about looking at the NBA this year. We don't love to talk about the games. Right. But how do you know what meaning to take from the games, especially when they involve Golden State. How do you know what? Meaning to give any of the NBA stuff going on right now on the court when the reality of our situation is we all believe we know who's going to win. It's one thing that really hit me last night working on sportscenter on Snapchat. Was we were watching Toronto just dismantle Boston sitting there saying in some point we have to accept it. The NBA is different now than it was last year. And this time last year we were all convinced that Boston was going to be built for the future last summer. It looked like we knew exactly where everybody was going to be even a few weeks ago. Philly makes a blockbuster trade. You look at it and say well Philly. Philly's going to be the best team in the east now and Milwaukee sitting over over here saying, hey, you don't wanna pay attention. We're Milwaukee is forty six and fourteen and they've won five straight nine of their last ten. What's even more? Impressive milwaukee's. Twenty one in nine on the road this year. Think about that. Milwaukee is absolutely crushing. And we have no idea. What context to put it in? I was sitting there last night with Jay Williams, one of my favorites for college and NBA coverage. We were having an entire conversation about the problems with the Celtics and in the process of talking about the problems with the Celtics. I said Jay will why is it all we are? We ever do is talk about the problems with Boston, and we don't ever credit the successes of Milwaukee. And he just looked at me. Couple seconds later said you're right. Milwaukee can win the east. Well, we don't know how to find context for many of it. And it's tough because the warriors are forty-three in seventeen. They're losing right now if you're just tuning in again upset so far there down seventy four fifty nine at the half. Seventy four fifty nine. Tonight where frankly they're shooting fifty percent from the field. They're shooting twenty four percent, basically from three point line. And they're they're letting the heat go off the heater shooting sixty three percent and fifty from free throw from three point line. You know, you think about that. And we can't find context. Golden State forty three and seventeen and it feels like the world's falling, right? The sky is falling around Golden State. Maybe they don't care anymore. I don't know. I don't know. But what I do know is that until we see the warriors losing the play offs. We just watched night in and night out and think. They'll figure it out. A big news today in the in the NFL, we want to get you to some of it check this out. As you just heard Nick foles no longer with the Philadelphia Eagles. The presumption was they were gonna franchise him. They didn't franchise him as a result. He now will hit the open market. There's gonna be conversation about will they'll get compensatory picks. And I have to say this again loudly. Compensatory picks are maybe depending on what the league does. And depending on what the contract is that Nick foles signed somewhere else. It also depends on what the eagles do free agency. It's it's sort of a net gain loss situation for the story picks. So the eagles decided that maybe they'll get a third round pick for next year's draft rather than ship Nick foles to control destination right now. And what does that mean? That means for example, if the Washington Redskins wanna get creative and bring in Nick foles quarterback while Alex Smith heels, they can do it. That means he can go anywhere. He likes at this point. Means that he can turn around and control his own destiny. And as much as we want to believe, and this is something we'll never know. I mean, it makes sense to think the eagles went to Nick and said, we'll do right by you you do right by us. I mean that makes sense will let you go. Now, we'll let you get to the open market before the draft. So you can make a bunch of money signed a two or three year deal. We'll let you do that. We just want your word, you know, your your bond that you won't sign with somebody within the division show might happen. Might happen. We have no idea, and it could be the Nick foles comes back to the eagles. He could test the market and suddenly decide you know, what there's not much here. There's going to be a really interesting decision to be made because we've all just presumed that Keiler Murray is going to be the first pick in the draft which I find laughable given that in most draft minds Dwayne Haskins was a better quarterback a month ago. So I don't know what really happened there. Let's see where these measurable is. Come back, we presume that everybody's gonna roll up to get a quarterback at the top of the draft. Let's remember that there are teams like the dolphins that are sitting around thirteen. What are the dolphins wanted to the dolphins? Wanna take a chance on quarterback in the draft. Or do they want to sign Nick foles? It's not an easy situation to be in for foles. Because again the teams that are quarterback needy. The jags. I just mentioned the dolphins the Redskins. They don't have a lot of money. All three of those teams according to over the cap dot com. Have under nineteen million dollars. Available caps face. The Jags only have half a million half a million. Now. And then you start to look down the the board and say, okay, where else can you go and start and if he's going to go somewhere and be a backup. Why wouldn't he come back to the place where he knows he can play? Me. It sounds shocking. But what if we have a real situation here where Nick foles turns around test the open market, and then says, you know, what fun value here if you the eagles. That's the only thing you can hope right now, if you're an eagles fan that is your only hope because let me be clear there aren't very many teams that need a quarterback. Let me also be clear Nick foles is clearly the best of the available quarterbacks right now. So if you're the Philadelphia Eagles who by the way, also haven't done a cap space, and you now need a backup. Who? Who you suddenly get into makes you feel so good about it. Because if you're the Philadelphia Eagles in you go in to next season without a capable dependable backup. You have let your entire fan base down. When you have a quarterback that is missed substantial time in multiple years due to injury. You have to Bank on the fact that he may miss time again. It's just true. When you have a quarterback that never misses games. You don't have to worry about it. There are certain franchises the eagles. The titans your quarterback gonna games. So get yourself a backup. And get yourself a quality backup. If your answers. Well, they're going to draft somebody in the fourth or fifth ground. Great great because that's what you want. You wanna fourth or fifth round quarterback in a quarterback class? That's weaken this draft to suddenly come in. And after man the ship for four games. I don't and this isn't a rebuilding team. This eagles team is not a team that sitting around saying, well, if we can go eight Nate next year, that's good. That's not the mindset of the Philadelphia Eagles. They're disappointed in the way this season win that's a fan based on a team that expects to compete right now for playoff spots and ultimately for the Super Bowl. That's what they expect. And when you expect that and you have a quarterback that MRs time every year. How do you not somehow some way address that with somebody? You can trust. They did the right thing for the player. I can't find the way that it's not the wrong thing for the franchise. So what if it helps play a relations in a few years when you're signing people, and they say, well, he decreed by Nick foles what they accept me for right now. Nothing and quick note here money money's what draws him free agents doing the right thing. Beautiful, but money money's even better. I'm looking at the Philadelphia Eagles. And I'm saying man, this is a team that we expect big things from and now this is a team that the entire year is going to be incredibly nervous about the quarterback. Because no matter who they get it won't be as good as who they just like go, and they let that player go for nothing. They let that Blair go on the possibility that next year, the NFL will reward them graciously with an unpredictable Jeff pick. I'm back tomorrow for three hours. Trey wingo expected to join us. You get Freddie and fixed Simmons next, thanks for listening to Spain on ESPN radio.

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"Saddam show here on ESPN LA, buddy. Allen sleep. We're going to hang out with us around six thirty. We'll Lakers talk is tonight. Right after us. Couple of quick things. Amine BKA will be back though. Hang out with us here in a segment this hour as well. We try to keep it flowing right in and out people in and out people in and out. Thanks to March slayeth for hanging out with us there. Man. He seems to think the Rams are going to need to and I'm with him on that the diversity of just kind of formations and things and personnel. And look at some point when you go up against the master in Bill, Bella check, you can't be showing the same stuff 'cause he's going to be prepared for it. And they're gonna show you a different look, and they clearly weren't prepared for it. So here's the deal on the Lakers. So if you're just tuning in the Lakers have made the godfather offer, right? They've made the offer for Kuzina Ingram. Lonzo thing. Thank you. Kouzmin ingram. Lonzo multiple first round picks regime. Rondo, Michael Beasley. Stevenson. Dance Lance dance. Stick godfather offer, you can't refuse and a good Dr. Throwing the guitar. So that's the offer they've made. And apparently, according to Twitter. Couple of things have happened. Lonzo has removed. All Lakers stuff from his Instagram and Twitter, you listen people laugh, but that is always a not always generally a good sign that someone is moving on the only time recently that I recall it didn't work was Julio Jones did that for the Atlanta Falcons. But generally when a player does that in professional sports, these days, it, usually means the time is over and then the other part, according to Andrew Lopez, our buddy who we constantly are quoting now in this shows is we've been following pelicans beat writers all of a sudden Andrew Lopez tweeted out that Solomon hill. Who is involved in this? Anthony Davis deal has been removed from the pelicans starting lineup tonight. So not only did the Lakers make the godfather offer. But they're willing to take back a somewhat crappy contract in Solomon hill. And then all of a sudden Solomon hills. Not in the lineup you connect the dots. Okay. I am more inclined to think that this could be happening because you usually don't pull guys in the league. Now, he could be heard or something like that. But generally, you're not pulling guys like this where healthy who are starters unless they're going to be involved in a trade, and you don't want them to get injured potentially. So there are a couple of things at play here that make a ton of sense. And. I think this thing might be happening. That sounds kind of crazy, but I'm starting to feel more and more. Like, this is something that couldn't be materializing. Man. I told you man, you can't be wasting LeBron's time. He's thirty four coming off. The worst injury of his career that window is closing faster than you think. So the Lakers are making move not only they make moves Fred that he Davis, but potentially they're going to have to try to figure out the rest of the roster because you're trading. Six guys for two. So that would mean the Lakers have four. Open roster spots. So one of them go to Carmelo Anthony. Right. That that's almost a given at that point. But they may not be done because Brian winnower says Casey p could be on the move Colwell. Pope is available and has been floated out there. For some force in spots one place that they have talked to. Now, I'm not saying this deal is going to get done. But one place that they have talked to is Chicago for Jabari Parker. And the thing about this is that call the pope has to approve of a trade, and I'm not sure that's going to get done that's been discussed. But some team. I mean, the bulls really like cloud caldwell-pope th they're not doing that like, you know, to do anything. But. You know, Jabari Parker could be Laker. Within the next few days, which you know, I Jabbar is a polarizing player. But you know, he might be interesting on the Lakers. Jabari Parker is one of those LeBron reclamation projects. Okay. It's basically the, oh, I could fix that guy. And again, the story goes like this in Cleveland when David Griffin came to LeBron and said, hey, we're going to get him on Shumpert. And you know, we'll have to get je take Jerry Smith, and he's like hell gimme Jerry Smith. I'll I'll make that work. So that is one of those LeBron reclamation projects for sure. But the Salomon hill thing is interesting because for my understanding is he's a healthy scratch as of right now. And we are legitimately. This is where we're at in Laker nation that we are on Solomon hill. Watch. We've arrived at this point. But I again, the Lakers have no choice. This is the best offer that they can put on the table. Now. Maybe they can sweeten the pot a little bit by throwing in some extra pigs or whatever it is that and the other, but they're gonna have to figure this thing out like ASAP, and this is what I said, Mike, I told the I was talking about this on the air Joe. And Michael Thompson agreed with me. Just put your best foot forward right now. Like, forget about all this posturing this that and the other, and I know people say, oh, you know, you got to at least try no, man. Look everybody knows what you want. There's no secret here. You are the Lakers. If anything magic has been almost too transparent, I think sometimes with his wishes, and because he's been so transparent teams aren't fooled by this nonsense. Offer you gave last week. So you might as well come out of the gate, strong and eliminate all the nonsense in between and get the damn deal done. And that's what Michael that's what Michael. And I were talking about last week, you know, agreement it, it's I think that it sounds like the Lakers in LeBron want to be the next team that's attracted attractive enough to go against the warriors. Because these agencies are going to other free agents are going to be available this summer and Anthony Davis has for a long time in NBA circles been considered the guy who could be the kryptonite to the warriors. And I know what you're saying. Oh, he's been wiped off the floor or a bunch of times against them. Is that? But yeah, go look at the numbers. He's putting up in those games. Go look at how they can't even stop him in those games knowing that he is the focal point of their offense. So absolutely in challenging the warriors. You need Anthony Davis. The guy's a freaking alien speaking of Anthony Davis. Kobe Bryant has weighed in on Anthony Davis. We'll have that for you. Coming up in the next segments. Lee was gonna come in here. Lonzo's got demands lavar is talking again all that stuff coming up in just a sec. Yes. Sarah down show here on. ESPN LA. I mean and became gonna pop in and just a minute. We'll talk some more about everything kinda went down with the Super Bowl and kind of get their thoughts on all this. Anthony Davis stuff man, we talked to own Yamoussoukro earlier, we got some sound from him about this. Lonzo big baller camp. Not wanting Lonzo in New Orleans is just insane. It's the best time of year. The Super Bowl is over. We have that kind of still to deal with and kind of the aftermath. And of course, the trade deadline and Alan sleeve, our buddy from Lakers talk. We can catch tonight from seven to nine here on the station is here, do you? Find yourself kind of like where your head is kind of swirling a little bit because there's just so much stuff going on right now. I don't know what to what what the hang onto. I mean, even Saturday when it started on Saturday where you started hearing some reports that the Lakers had a locker room flare up before obviously prior to that all the conversations about Anthony Davis today, everything that's gone. On on. It's tough to even. I mean, of course, there's a lot of Super Bowl chatter, but LA has been dominated by the Lakers all week long, basically during the SuperBowl, they stole the headlines, and it's not gonna end obviously up until we figure out what happens at Thursday at noon. Yeah, I would agree and look with all this Anthony Davis stuff. Kobe Bryant sat down with Rachel Nichols. And Tracy McGrady for an interview that's airing on sportscenter here tonight, and they asked him about like, hey, what do you make of what a dis got going on here? And here's what Kobe said and Tracy weighed in his well, where do you think of a D warning out of? Got a right to do with the hell wants to do. I mean, I listen, you know, teams have the right to trade players players. You have the freedom to be able to say in Boise opinion. Now, you can agree with it. You can disagree with it. These has the right to say what he wants to say. You know, you spend six or seven years, and you feel like you're not competing for championship. At some point. You're going to want to get the hell out of there. Organization that is serious about winning. I deal with that. Right. I dealt with that in Orlando. I'm the free his winning championships. And that's the ultimate goal yet. Look, I think mcgready hit the nail on the head. And I think Coby also did, you know about wanting players to be able to do what the hell they want to do. And but to mcgrady's point it was there. He's been there for almost seven years like you've had your chance to build around him. And if he wants out that's on New Orleans in del Dem's, man. And nobody's gonna like listen anytime. The Lakers are involved in some type of potential opportunity to get a big time all star to come. Join the organization there's going to be a lot of backlash that comes with the Los Angeles Lakers, and that comes with the territory, but at the same time like you mentioned, George when the Lakers were running a bad franchise. A lot of players didn't want to come play for the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time over the last year and a half two years is a little bit of a foundation, right? It's becoming more of an attrac-. Action again. But when the Lakers were bad, it was just like the pelicans nobody wanted to play with them. Well, by the way, Kobe wanted out at one let's not forget that it was laughing. When McGrady said what he said because everyone remembers that grainy video in a parking lot at some strip mall here in southern California where he's lamenting the fact that he's got Andrew bynum on his team. And he was like we kept Andrew bynum a good gun. Jason you don't like all that stuff. Like that. All these guys have lived through in one way, shape or form. So they understand which is why I've always been as much as sometimes I have some fun LeBron's expense with some of the stuff that he does I've always supported him in this regard. Like, clearly he's the greatest player on the planet right now. But and he's arguably one of the greatest ever, right, but the player, mobility and the upward mobility. He's always said why is it? That players are looked at like, they're betraying people when organizations can cut guys sign guys trade guys whenever the hell they want and in that league, especially where the players control the n-. Narrative going way back to Magic Johnson, right and Paul Westhead and Pat Riley being inserted all that stuff. All that stuff is has been in the fabric of the NBA. But yet fans root for the owners where real life you would never root for the boss of your company. You want to make sure that the employees are taking care of? And you're all in it together. It's such a weird dynamic the way the fans view sports as opposed to the rest of life. And I think the fans to I think at the end of day comes down to this. They do care. I mean, I know Laker fans it's a little bit different. Because you've got Laker fans all over the country. Look at what happened in the bay area this past Saturday where you got fans Laker fans Channing we want clay this is in obviously at oracle, but they're cheering for the Los Angeles part. So I get it when there's fan bases out there that all they care about is what happens to their team. And what happened if a player leaves their team at obviously hurts their city and their city chances. So I don't blame if the pelicans are upset about the Lakers or other fr. Sanchis is are you gotta just worry about your franchise. Pelicans haven't done that. Yeah. For sure I would agree with that. The pelicans haven't done any of that stuff. Okay. So earlier Masuku was here, and he talked about what lonzo's deal is. And lavar is here's what set a big baller camp. They've been concerned about, you know, Lonzo being traded now for the last couple of weeks, obviously in any any way. The Lakers are going to try and get anything. Dave is Lonzo ball has to be part of that deal. They understand that. So they don't want Lonzo ball into Orleans. They want the ball in the best situation possible. And they view that as being what do you make of that? Listen, I it's not under it. It's not going to be in their control. So at the end of the day if the Lakers decide obviously make a trade with the pelicans. And it includes Lonzo ball to get Phoenix Suns involved, some shape way or form sounds great. But it has nothing to do with the Phoenix Suns. And really Lonzo won't have a say in it. I mean, it's kinda crazy today. It's he won't have a say, but it was pretty studying because I felt like we haven't heard from lavar and last week. I was specifically saying man, you know, what I feel like lavar is gonna get involved here pretty quick because there's too much smoke going around about his son getting traded and think about this judge OMB sends out that tweet eleven thousand likes for that tweet about lavar ball like you just mentioned there. I thought maybe that momentum had kind of gone away a little bit VAR speaks a lot of people. A lot of people were curious and unresponded. Yeah. I don't think there's any doubt that that was the case certainly, but it is fascinating. How all this stuff is kind of unfolding which basically means yet can't go anywhere. You gotta listen to the station basically all week long to find out. What the hell's going to happen? We're actually going to be off tomorrow because there's a Laker game. But every day matters right now. I mean, they're literally chasing a playoff spot. So you gotta listen to the games as well. Allen sleep Lakers talk tonight at seven o'clock, thanks for hanging out. But I appreciate it. So be Kane. I mean, they're gonna stop by. We'll kind of get into all this stuff as well. And finish up some soup. Bowl talk as well. So down a show. ESPN Alexa, down a show here on ESPN LA. Brian cabinets? You hanging out with us today. A mean is hanging out with us real quick shot up to this audience? Okay. Because on Friday when Momo was in here. I put out the bat signal. I said look we need to we'd been kind of toiling on this apple podcast top two hundred list, and we'd kind of been like well one ninety five and then we wouldn't show up or like one ninety seven and then we wouldn't show up. We're one fifty five. Okay. You you. Subscribe. You rated and reviewed now I put this out on my Instagram Jorde, Sodano ESPN. That if we get into the top five by March first, we are throwing a big party. I I I have gotten the sale staff behind a party on March ninth where we can also make a Lakers Celtics watch party. Okay, where you can call. The babysitter bring the wife brings them bring your wife's friends brings all your friends. But basically the way you're getting into this tries hard not to say sidepiece. South. Hey, and she subscribed. She could come to. And so. You gotta show us. Your subscribe to the pod close ticket the party. Okay. And so you got to subscribe rate and review. One fifty five is a nice jump. Okay. From being on the outside to get in to get into the top five. We're going to need you to tell all your friends who like sports to subscribe rate and reviews can all AKU six right now. Right now right now, it's probably like one of the barstool guys or something is Martin. My take is definitely up there. All right. So let me take a look. So I let me see if I can go charts. I'm gonna guess stupidity. Is that's still got to go to the sports. Okay. All right. Just the sports. I'm I'm gonna guess some stupidity is number one. Oh, pardon. My eleven second podcasts. Well, Hetty play people's time. Eddie play go ahead. What do you want to heart pardon? My take is number two is Joe Wilkins does that count. Now. That's not a sports. Okay. That's an encompassing. Ooh. Now gets oh. Low post low post is not in top five. Wow. What a Bill Simmons. Potty Simmons is number three. Okay. Let's see a Matthew berry, Mattie berries now 'cause fantasies or oh man helped me I hear man, I you've named most. Dave Portnoy, the barstool guy. Oh, he just got like arrested, basically. So that was that not that they need to get arrest. You need to get your George. The grammys. Rested go from one fifty five two five. Yeah. And then more importantly, what do you have to get arrested for right? That's an excellent point the Grammy's. And then number five is cowherd. I liked Kauai cowards guy, but we need to bump counter that above Calvin sorry. And then and then you got like skip Bayless get out of here with scout doesn't count Puckett low post is number eight, actually, but you know, Zach we're going to have to bump you to. So look we need to get into the top five. Okay. But we need you the listener who's done a great job in one weekend of subscribing rating and reviewing, but you need to tell your uncle your brother, your sister, your cousins your friends to rate subscribed rate and review so that we can speak to existence. Exactly, let's get into top. By if we I have the date secured already sales is behind me. We will have a big party. Okay. If we can get into the top five because I went antidoto book out a bunch of years ago. We would tell us got by it. You don't read it, do whatever. Afterwards. I don't care what you do. Because he does not have to be a good rating or good review. Right. Okay. There's actually something called ESPN podcasts this number twenty eight. I don't even know what that is. They don't say anything. It's just literally called the SPN podcasts. So we need to do. A better job Sodano show subscribed rate review, apple podcast, Google podcast, Android. Whatever the hell you do. Subscribe rate review. We can do this folks. Let's have a big party. I'm willing to throw you a party for to celebrate you the audience, but you need to help us out guys because I'm down for the turn-up. Always let's go. Yes. I'm already being told they're willing to give us the hotel Figueroa right down the street. They have a brand of nice. With the little pool been there. So I just got the text right now hotel fig on March night, we only having this party if we can get into the top fund long. We'll watch Lakers Celtics together among to give. I need to go to this party happen. A love the Foto pigro. It's nice place. The new spot the commercials. Mario runs commerce the spots nights. It's that's what I'm saying. It could be a date night. This is whether it's going to be nice by then you listen you kill two birds one stop. You you tell your girl we're going on a date berry romantic locates, like a happy hour spot. Right. I'm saying we'll watch the and you get to watch the game. We'll hang out and you get to help us at the same time. We help you help us. That's how this works, and it costs you what nothing nothing just subscribing shows that you subscribe. I guess when you get there. But you gotta do it now. Yeah. If we don't get to the top five, there's no party can't organize a party like last minute. You gotta do this now. Right. So by March first, I need to know. So they have. All right. So I mean, do you believe New Orleans is now more inclined with this edition of Salomon hill coming back and then getting off that contract? Do you? I believe they are more inclined to do something by Thursday because that's really what anyone cares about. Right. I think New Orleans is getting the Lakers attention in terms of what is the level of offer? It's going to take for us to forego waiting to see what better offers could come around draft time or July when you know where everyone is in the draft lottery, for instance, at the same time, the Lakers gotta figure this out in the sense that you have to convince Dell Dem's general manager of the pelicans that bird in the hand is we're tuna Bush. It's nice. It's all about oh. You might get decent Tatum. You might not get Jason Tatum. What is it? Then zion. Williamson will you might not you might not the Knicks big or levers big might be fourth or fifth the days in Tatum conversations, a fun one because our say what if themes finals MVP what like there's a world of the universe with the Celtics when the championship and Jason Tatum was finals heavy then what do you do not thinner train them? Then they ought to hell with that. Yeah. So like you can't. Bank on all those things particularly the more that the clutch sports ending Davis camp keeps putting out. I don't wanna go there. I wanna go here cetera et cetera. So you control what you can control. And that's why I really am surprised at the Lakers were so. Kind of not disrespectful, but bordering disrespect with the pre weaken offers now, it's no surprise that LeBron's out that tweet. Yes. And all of a sudden magic in got all deliver for those that don't know or worn on Twitter during the game yesterday. Lebron not a tweet where Shams. Whoa, mcmenamin. And who else he threw out one more name? Was it? There was a fourth percents. Basically he asked him where Hanes crispy he has where they MAC now part of that was the game was boring. So he felt like they should be breaking news. But mean because like myself, we speak LeBron daddy LeBron was sending a signal that's the bread loaf. Ladies, you know, that that that sound right. There was a bread low falling on the ground. Ooh, they thought this is about the Super Bowl. Oh, this is fun. This is this is it right here, man. This is what you live for LeBron. Because lo and behold, then the next day we hear the godfather now that matter they're motivated sellers by LeBron probably because this is how this conversation works because I remember this. How it happened in Phoenix? Phoenix issues being Cleveland. I mean, you and I were actually doing our podcast together. Back in the day that was different podcast. You don't have to subscribe to that one. But you should subscribe to this. When this Donald show podcast, and we were talking about how David Griffin at the time the Cleveland general manager Brian went to LeBron. And he said, hey, I can get Iman Shumpert and they'll throw in Jair spit and LeBron was like you get Iman Shumpert. But let's make sure we get JR's like I'll take care of JR. So that's kind of one of these situations where LeBron magic and Robert probably talking. He's like figure out Solomon hill. I don't care whatever just Anthony Davis. And this is where like players as GM's become kind of problematic because Solomon hill. Sounds like a you probably you figure out Salman hill, you figure out what to do with them later. I know he can't play. That is a you problem figured out. But it becomes a player problem in the summertime in the whatever. And LeBron rain into this eventually in Cleveland, we're like you have all this stuff. You be there made us go get or you told us to go do. And now we can't do these other things because we got the thing. But that's it. If all if your problem is Solomon hill right right now. And that's your only problem. And you've you take the deal with Solomon hill. The other angle of that is they didn't all these deals that hurt them. Long term. Those went to the finals four years in a row in a champion. At some point people have to stop this thing about not much reading my twenty twenty-five pig. It doesn't matter if you don't wanna championship if you win one championship. It does not matter. Who cares? That's a whole beginning. He traded four draft picks in essence for Chris Bosh. Lebron James because they wanted the at the time it was a six year deal. So they had and they all had opt-outs after four but the heat exchanged four first rounders for LeBron Chris because who cares right? And plus two it's the math is you made the joke earlier about like they made the they went full Mets like the differences. The nets traded for like four guys who were all over your way for he was over. Anthony Davis still hasn't turned twenty prime. Yes. You never get a chance to trade for a guy who is kind of even Pri prime like, let's if he can stay healthy. And that's a big f there's no question. I there it is very hard for me to imagine. Jn scenarios where the Lakers look back on and say, you know, man, like I really regret throwing in Lonzo ball that deal with now. Now, you still even if you like all of them turn out to be good intuitive from turn out to be all stars. None of them are going to be Anthony Davis. Right. We could add ended. But man, we didn't wanna give one Kaku. They sound. Light sounds ridiculous. Speaking of health Todd Gurley. Obviously that conversation is out there as well. After yesterday. Like he got some carries and get enough carries. And the numbers are staggering like here the numbers. Okay. With girly this season. Rams eight to know when he got twenty plus touches girly himself in general when the Rams running game, regardless of who was back there when they ran the ball twenty times or more fifteen and including the playoffs when they didn't get to that number. Oh and four, and that's the thing if I'm Sean McVay as he talked about kind of things he would regret that's the one that I'm looking at because it just gives the offense balance and having him on the field girly. I felt like it was going to be impactful in some way. Or another. Just because you have to at least account for him, and it's gonna make Gough a little bit more of a threat. Like, that's the one thing where if I'm looking back at Sean I'm saying to myself, man. That's that's the one is great as you are. That's the one where I think if you're talking about regret. That's where it's going to be. I would say the biggest argument for what you're saying George to is that you had the opening in the first half because New England wasn't scoring either. Where you could say, you know, what they their store in the first order, even but throughout the first Hannity have never scored a point in any Super Bowl heavens Super Bowl. So you have his opportunity even where you could say, you know, what like our defense is holding them down. We can afford to use two or three drives to try to establish something now that will pay off in the fourth quarter. Right. I you guys got to get out of because we gotta roll sleep was back in here. I mean, it's a party in air cabinets ki L Hasson Pearson, sleep Lopez whole crews and funches what's. My out time here Lopez. Oh, ten seconds sleep. What would you got coming up in five seconds tiny Gangulys coming out from LA times? There it is. Laker talk is coming up next. See?

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ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn Travis and LZ HR4

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

23:18 min | 2 years ago

ESPNLA Mornings with Keyshawn Travis and LZ HR4

"Getting mileage out of the pig sound. They tried to get mileage out of everywhere at ESPN if you allow them to be careful my car got they literally picked up my car and moved it. So to me, they moved my car, you parked illegally? No, they have so many of my spot. They needed it. We're. They moved it. Let me see who this is. This beautiful Snoop Doggy. Dogg forty, seven years old thought this was Richard petty. No, this is new. Can I get some lyrics. There you go. Why the wrong one. Snoop forty, seven. Snoop chief in. Oh, I'd forty thousand years thirty years. Oh, more than that. Thirty. Three. Excuse me, was chief in the motor. Well, the no, no, nobody Gelman. Yeah, you crazy man. His birthday is brought to you by Jaguar, Land Rover, Newport Beach off the seventy three towards the sea, visit Land Rover, Newport Beach dot com. Land Rover above and beyond speaking of chief. And I know you don't want to hear, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. I literally, at least once a day, a sweaty. If I'm on the freeway and drive it up. I was the day. I see somebody blowing like it's just the thing to do clear that up smoking smoke is blowing. Oh. Safin cheapen. Yeah. Chief, it. No, I'm not saying that. Oh yeah, brains war he flare jock. Do whatever y'all feel y'all need to do in life, whatever whatever floats your. But as they say, if you like it, I love it. Okay. Well, whatever, whatever, you know, if that's okay in a hands free era, you know, no, it is. It would be. A. b. b. hands. You do whatever you want to do. I ain't got nothing to do with it when they asked me, I'm not. I wanna know nothing. I know nothing at all. All right. Pay off the tees. Let's go move along. All right. The Lakers they lost on last night and in the opener, one twenty eight one nineteen up in Portland. They face on Saturday Keyshawn yes, the Houston Rockets coming in for the home. We got that thing. Got that Carmelo's on the team. I do know what that, hey, wait, you want my same Facebook, right? You made the same face Carmella you have a tee Martin, but I watched. I watched how he shot the ball, and then you know, I watched also how to Laker shot the ball last hell you. Are you. Like mellow, but not after the first game? No, I don't. This Kershaw and mellow stand. Her show good. But last night, the Lakers shoot the ball will at all. They actually made a house of bricks. Fifteen, straight three point shot attempts not falling at all for the Lakers bad shooting night from the three point arc, they gotta get that fix that they plan on competing in the west. I just look at this, right? You talk about the the long term stuff here, ego Portland, last night. You lose in Portland sixteen times the Lakers sixteen straight times. The Lakers have lost to the blazers. You lose that game. Not a big deal. Portland number three seed last year, all that stuff. You can't turn around. You've got Houston on Saturday. Okay, they rockets one. What was the sixty? Five games last year. Something like that. And. Okay, maybe you lose that like San Antonio, you lined up on Monday. They won their first game there, a playoff team. Eight just know, doesn't stop in the Western Conference. So the the hard part is figuring out that slow start. The LeBron teams always get off to new Team New guys. We heard LeBron talking about like the lack of chemistry, it's gonna take a little time LeBron James has lost four straight opening night games with his new teams, four straight. What's the cushion? Like how long can they go learning each other natural three went on that sunny Macoris league. That I agree with you. Three was your five hundred after ten games. Yeah. No big deal. Five hundred twenty. You might have a little hole out five hundred after thirty. Brian, Brandon. I was about to call you friend Brian Carmine. No, be kisha. They get it all. They get it wrong all the time or kisha on. But it's when you look at the mistakes that was made, there were not unfixable mistakes. They're fixable, which is flow at a game, understanding cutting understanding where I'm trying to dish the ball to at this particular time when I row, I want you to pick and pop. Okay. I thought you were going to actually stay rolling it. It's just little things like that. And LeBron talked about that after the game, just the time it was some aren't passes. I had one or no flow quarter. I expect the coups the pop he wrote without a bows. You know, we talked about those things. We'd get better at. We ran a play late in the game as well. Turn the ball over the set will get better with those things game on. No Rondo had a couple. He drove baseline, you know, in jail thought it was going to him going to me. He knocked the ball out of balance. Those are things that as we all continue to work with one another, we get better. And so I think it's amazing about this teams can make them so much fun to watch keys that the stuff that they're really good at getting up and down the floor, moving the ball, the types of passes and LeBron's talking about there that didn't connect yesterday in the half court will in two, three or four weeks. The stuff they're good at, they're going to be really good at the stuff that they're going to struggle with. I don't know how you fix the small ball center thing. Like based with who's on the roster the they're going to be a better outside shooting team than they were last night, but they're not going to be a great outside shooting team. So they're going to have obvious flaws. And incredibly strong strengths. And so where does that take them? But the smile? No, it's fun to watch though. The small ball situation I believe is something that they are experimenting with. I don't think that you're going to see it if is not a, they're gonna. They're gonna push real hard 'cause they don't have a lot of understand it. But if you're pushing it is not affective. Here we go again, you you you, you gotta switch back to what you know that you do well, they don't have the personnel for that either. They can't go big mean you're talking about zoo bots and move honor back there. That's being me is having javelin the game for thirty eight minutes a game. He hasn't played that much since he was ten. Okay. But doesn't mean he can't do it thirty eight but right thirty nine thirty. Still there at some point. You got to figure out what you can do in jail because if you lose any, you're not getting rebounds and you're losing gains plant small ball all the time. That's. Purpose. They have that open roster spot. It's either going to go to another big or it's going to go to a shooter at some point. They're gonna use that. I think they're keeping it open right now so that later on in the season when all those buyout guys happen, they have space. But right now, but eventually they might have to use it if things one game. They look good. About at some point we can ask to even as so he'll tell, you know what we can do that. So next. Dame's one twenty eight one nineteen up in Portland. Stephen, a Smith joins us. Now here at ten AM every day here on ESPN LA. What up Stephen Smith? What's going on? What's going on money? How you doing man? I'm doing good. I had a late night last night like most of us, but we had opportunity to watch King. James go to work, but my Lakers didn't quite pull it out. But I'm okay. I felt I'm a little encouraged about what I saw other than the three point line. You know, what did you see in the Lakers man helped me out. Well, energy, I saw willingness to play together. I saw a guy that hyped about being on a call with King James. I saw King James ready to show the world that he's still best in the world. And I think they no matter what you saw last night. It's going to be nothing compared to the show that he's going to try to put on Staples Center tomorrow night. So I definitely liked that lament. They will move in the basketball. They were sharing it. They were trying to do a lot of different things and we get that of. But that three point shooting is not a small thing because you're in the wild wild west now, and you know you're scoring points and you're getting your success on that. When in fact you've got others that are stepping up and hitting those threes. Nick stalkers comes off the bench and jobs twenty four, but he it's five threes Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum all who they are. That's indicative of what you're going to see throughout the season. And you simply cannot have Brandon Ingram going for from three point range putting in sixteen points call. Who's gonna want the seven from three point range, Josh Hart came off the bench and is very, very effective with the twenty to drop and get about three threes. But in the end you're going to need more especially since Lonzo and Rondo as you point. God's don't really know, don't really hit threes that much, and so you're going to need those other guys, particularly can take his call. We'll poke you can't beat starting off God for the Los Angeles Lakers in the system. Like Bill Walton of Luke Walton rather and all you've got to give as five points. You've got to do better than that in order for the Lakers to had some success. But it was just one game. We understand that. And I, I did see something coverage inside. It's just at the three point shooting took away from that. It's interesting that you mentioned Casey p only took three shots on the night the there. They were so good in transition and they were so good scoring in the paint. How good do you think they have to get him? They're not going to be the warriors from three, but like is there a number in. That you have in mind of how good they need to be from distance to be a competitive team in the west. What I would say I, I would say at least you know, thirty five to thirty nine percent. I mean, if you really, really wanna make the kind of noise I think all the making, I truly believe that the Los Angeles Lakers could make the wife and conference fine of them of that thinking regardless of what I saw last night because looking at the other teams in the west, and I'm thinking come playoff time if LeBron LeBron meaning not just the guy that shows up on a call with the guy that's capable of really Maxine out the talent around him. I think that the Lakers take a lot of these teams in the west by the alone because they don't have anybody to compare to him, but you're going to have to hit per room the shot because when you don't do that, then you're going to get to the whole take high percentage shot. As a result, you're going to be taking chances, not only dribble penetration, but what how you pass the ball and because you're going to do that, you're going to see more mistakes than you than you would prefer. And that's where the lake is will get hurt. But if you're hitting those permitted the shots, it's. Spaces, the floor better and gives other guys room to operate. So that's what I look at when I'm talking about three point shooting and how they've got to get that together because I think it's going to be pivotal to their success. And I think they rob making Magic Johnson in all likelihood are going to have to go out and get another shooter and you're going to see Josh hot, get utilize the more and more because I think he's put everybody on notice that he is somebody that deserves if can minutes with his team. Stephen, a Smith join us, you know, in the morning show Steven a. as you watched the game last night and you know, obviously there was a lot of not necessarily a lot of turnovers, but there were turnovers in a game where it seemed like it was easy passes is just miscommunication on the Lakers part. How long will it take you think for the Lakers get all on the same page while listen, you know you like I definitely needs to be before a full, which obviously it will be, I think. And I think by the time Christmas rolls around the new year, I think you'll see them at that up. Significantly and it's not just about LeBron it's the combination of LeBron with rod, though on the court and then mentally LeBron with Rondo and Magic Johnson. I think that the Lakers are in a unique situation where you have guys upstairs that can teach the game, and then you have guys on the floor that can peel from that and further teach to game. Usually you have one or the other. In this case you have both. And so when you look at it from that perspective, I definitely think that helps a lot of guys and it's not like everybody needs it. Kouzmin Ingram just have to hit shots. But in the case of of Lonzo he's learning as he goes along continuous call, we'll poke to some degree is learning how to fit in because you have so many bodies around you. He's going to have to play a different world every night, but he's also gonna have to figure out a way to get going because they need his offense. You. A score in the Western Conference. You not gonna win games scoring in the eighties or the low nineties and telling you that right now you're going to have to put up and in order to do that, there's a level of aggression that LeBron is going to have and he'll figure that out, but he's going to have to have an elevated level of aggression and you're gonna have to get perimeter shooting to space the floor for your other non shooting. God's to make things happen. That means Ingram, who's MMA heart are going to be pivotal to the team's success a little bit about Ingram. Stephen, eh? Because in the second half particularly started to take the ball outside a little bit it some of those pull up jumpers and things like that didn't hitting two three pointers as you mentioned over four. But I, I have him as my most improved player selection. I think he's going to average over twenty points a game when it's all said and done and kind of slide into that natural number two behind LeBron, how could you think Ingram can be over the course of the season? I'm not sold on him the way you guys are in a way. Way in all fin Magic Johnson, Magic Johnson came off. I take yet today, and I asked that very question that's secondary all on this team. Who's that guy going to be and magic was talking about Ingram, I think England's of good player with a lot of potential. Please don't get me wrong, but he's no k b, you know, he just looks a little bit like from the standpoint of his wink, he needs to put on more weight. More bulk. We'll Garth, but I don't view him that way. That guy I look at is called Kouzmin because Cobb who's not to knee, has the ability to take you further away from the basket and do damage. Plus he's a legit. Six eight can put the ball on the floor a shot. He doesn't play defense with that level of fervor to nasty, but ofensive -ly he wants it. Whereas I look at Ingram as a guy that's always trying to fit in. He has a -bility he can school. He belongs in the NBA. He belongs in a lot of team starting lineups. I'm in no way trying to impugn his abilities as a player, but I. Don't see when I think about that. It factor that guy. 'cause you gotta remember key shocking speak to this when you're a star, it's not just about your ability. It's about how much you want it. I find Brandon. England could be somebody who's content being really good. I find call Kouzmin. It'd be somebody who may not be that good, but wants to be great. And that's why I think he has a better chance at being the number two to the Bronx. Then Brandon thirty seconds. I know you gotta run Steven. What do you think to the truth of Lillard Lakers LeBron what about all that. Lillard if he had his druthers, if he were to leave Portman year, his people will want him in LA New York. I personally know that lily would prefer the Knicks over the Lakers, boo. Oh, come on. I'm giving you absolute fact. You figure out how I know I am not asking you. I'm not guessing I'm telling you if he had a choice between New York and LA, which is the only two places he would want to go. If you were to leave Portland and the only two places representation will want him to go lily with preferred New York because the leave it or not it despite his personality and what it gives all he ain't about that circus he would be averse to come to Los Angeles because of the pop rock kind of atmosphere that follows lebrons. He would prefer New York over the Los Angeles Lakers because LeBron is with the late man, I'm not. I'm not questioning your reforming just your. I'm just disappointed in the answer, but. All right. Thanks even. Right weather. Stephen a. back again in nineteen minutes going to hear from more about the Laker game, but for the dodgers it's game six tonight, are they gonna win it with their be a game? Seven. We'll tell you next winter. Go home sort of ESPN on morning show. Straight to Milwaukee from from Atlanta, don't think dole rhino. They got going. They don't play till Friday watching. Watch Vernon. Shirley highlights all day no pain until. No, no. Come on this Cotto. Let's go. We seem. Three hundred for. I want to sit and watch the verdict Shirley and waves for the game on Friday Kershaw. I guess. The only local sports talk morning show in LA Brian in for Travis game, six tonight. Dodgers in Milwaukee. He Sean winner. Go home. He says the skip game seven, I guess if they lose. I honestly, I, I do want him to get out of this. Do you trust game seven, Walker, bueller, Milwaukee, all happy because they got through game six and they're pushing it through all ages thing. And we've got to win one game. I don't want to trust Walker like that. I like him. I don't want to be trust today. He's a lot since his comeback from knee deal. One point, nine seventy are in fifteen starts after injuries. Not not cool. Wide is sharp on the road, but still pretty good still pretty good in no one on this. I think one guy it looks like our say it's the only one that has a home run against them new series. I mean, he's done pretty well against this lineup. I feel good tonight. I feel good tonight and the way the dodgers will pay dating. Well, this evening. Five nine is not this evening, then we could argue that all right, that's fine. But we don't have to, but you have a situation that with the dodgers bullpen the way it's been pitching twenty one innings in this series. They've given up three runs and they're all on home run. So it's not like that from what you get from, forgot it from the rundown. So it was right. Me I'm like Ferguson has given up a run floor hasn't given up a run. Johnson hasn't bias hasn't. And so if you can get Ruth through five who have four and two thirds of more third, four hundred thirty five getting through five. If he gives you six, they're gonna win the game, right? I mean, I think he's still in the game. It six dodgers are probably up four. Five runs chrome as well. Wade Miley. He's pitch wells. Also he's done well, but for sure and against the dodgers on it. You can tell that went back to a game last time, but he's done well against the dodgers. Right. You know, it's weird traps and now we're talking about two one, two, three hitters. Obviously, Cain, yelich and Brown. We thought really worried about that party line. It's been this other guys. I've been eight guys hitting like three, six Ular SIA guys of those have been the ones like you relaxed little. You get by Brian like high finally relaxed a little bit, but no, it's the bottom of their lineup. That's actually taking advantage of Dow of the dodgers pitching and the, you know, like yellow has been that guy who started all what. So the bottoms are taking the advantage there sometimes you know? Yeah, in the bottom you got to do what you can do. He thought Keila we were going to be good. Yeah, we talked baseball's here. It's grassroots, man. But like yellow just doing that stuff that like the the slumping stars do they try to drop Bunce here and there get themselves going in any way. He hasn't had an extra base hits since against Colorado yell. It hasn't. I mean, dot has done a great job against I this, this may be by the way prisoner of the moment kind of stuff. But again, it's Keyshawn show. So. I think. The way they scored runs in game five behind Kershaw where they didn't hit home runs, and they managed to manufacturers some things the same way that everybody has been screaming about two or three hits together or whatever it is. I feel like that's gonna help them go into Milwaukee and have more dodger type offense. Okay, they're gonna hit. I think they're gonna hit two or three grand abates is a little bit around the bases, and everybody's just going to relax like they were just so that that game the thirteen inning game score the beginning of the end. I, you see, they were squeezing those bats so hard. That I know what you want. No, China always set it up. Sometimes it comes out your Ganic. Sometimes it leaves your mouth. What just know that you you kind of walked into it. And so I was, you know, I know how excited these things make you. I think that's why Keyshawn doesn't wanna see a game seven because that tenses squeeze in bats like that. Oh, resurface. Will do it harder. Right. Exactly. So this game just relax. Go out there player game. You know, you got some options. You can run a little bit. You know, like I say, I kinda grew travels. I don't think they meant to do small ball. They just missed all them running. Not trying to all I I keep on yet. A lot of people don't get it and people get very frustrated. This is what they do, and they know all they know how to do it and you don't stop doing it the way you know how just because it's not working, especially if you don't know how to do with the other way. And you kind of fill in, of course, of a seven game series. The analytic say that three run home runs, we'll come. So you keep doing it that you keep doing like a five game series more were, you know if the bats go quiet, but in a seven game series, you have some more room for margin for error. So eventually you figure they're going to start hitting them out, right? But it's just not gonna work. If you're if you're back there and you're trying, you're trying to hit a three run home run when there's nobody on base. That's that's what they were doing is like, I just I the relaxed. They won the game. They probably shouldn't have that thirteen inning game that doesn't bother as much then then they won the next one bright. And now if you like they can relax and we get the World Series that everybody wants basis empty. Big swing doesn't bother me as much as Manno second and third, and nobody out and that type of play. Right. That's all I wanted to just get to ball and play. If someone over or you know, not move, get him get on, get them over and get them in. But those type of fundamental baseball truce, they, they have to come into contact. That's all do something right. Got it. Put the ball in their got in the air. I remember. Sure that meant any fats fun. Anything at all? I don't think any man. Lakers win Saturday. I do. I think so. Okay. And then again on Monday. All right. They'll be eighty one and one. Good about this year Lonzo hit three. To Stephen next ESPN analyst.

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 222: Kawhi Returns To SA (1-3-2019)

GSMC Basketball Podcast

52:39 min | 1 year ago

GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 222: Kawhi Returns To SA (1-3-2019)

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Mark Souza fun fact of the day the biggest load in NBA history was on in nineteen ninety one between the Cleveland Cavaliers the Miami Heat. Cleveland Tecom the big win with sixty eight point margin in his yet in his this yet remains the largest point differential in an NBA game. That was it's the anniversary of that. Or that's just the fact the fact it was on the severance seventeen. So it was kind of what was the final score. I I will double check that. It's fine sixty points. That's all I know is sixty point margin. I like the bulls might be able to do that this year by that much. Why won't it? Tell me the score this game. It's all good. Why don't we talk about? If you think about we gotta talk about some homecomings, Paul George returns to the Las Angeles area. I should say he. Ever played for the Lakers. He returned to LA where he is where he grew up where he called home at one time. We'll talk about ten o'clock. Oh, by the way that scores. One forty eight eighty. Jake's it's actually doesn't seem terribly warned forty eight two eighty. No, no, it's it's a big score. Belykh? I was expecting it to be like two hundred one sixty two to ninety you know, like something eighty points to one forty eight. That's that's absurd. So we'll talk about the Lakers one will run be back. What's going on with them also surgery, isn't he no, I don't. Not yet. No he's day to day. But we'll talk about Anthony Davis, his frustrations. He did put on a performance last night. We'll talk about Gordon Hayward. And he talked about another performance. That was nice to see he had a good one. We will also talk about the Western Conference in general as we are. We're looking at the standings. And we're starting to see some separation after weeks and weeks and weeks of it being so close we're starting to see the top kind of pull away from the bottom and the team spread a little bit. So we'll talk about that in more detail also on the agenda speaking of homecomings now tonight, if Paul George was the appetizer tonight Kowa Leonard returning to San Antonio. That is the main course, we'll get into that later on in the show. I like it medium rare. Please. Yes. Santa Bank side of potatoes. Don't you hate it? When somebody orders like a stake in a nice restaurant. They order like well-done or my brother does that. I hate him for that. I ll. My brother to death. Just order hamburger. My brother orders that. We went to one very nice day. Gushes order hamburger, right? Yeah. And I and my parents, and I look at him like, we're disappointed in my mind is perfectly pink same McDonald's, brother. Yeah. Mine was perfectly pink, and he made his wife and his wife likes well done. And now, I hate them for that. The only the only thing I hate love them to death. Don't tell me they catch up on it too. They're not they're not that sick. I mean, what sick individual he shouldn't be on this planet anymore. Putting catch up on the steak. I also think still will never forgive him for that. I will never be a fan of his just for that one reason. Yeah. Really endorsement deal out of it. But apparently, there's another I think there's an MBA player that said he liked Honey on his state, and I was like, that's even worse next level. But if he's got our gi's honeys really good for that. But yeah. Well, done steak is the worst medium to medium, rare is the best if you don't pick me mirror. It's on a steak. Raden? Yeah. It's yeah. Anyways. Let's talk about the Lakers. Yeah. I'm hungry for steak. Now, let's stake. No, let's talk about Paul George. He returned to the Los Angeles area. We talked about the thunder get the win one seven one hundred. It was a good game back and forth a little bit thunder intially pulled away in the fourth quarter and Paul George. I mean, he was booed shocking. Actually, not. So you kinda messed up like he played for the team in left. It was honestly that it was the media's fault. Yeah. There is a lot of speculation that he would go there because you know, we we do this as sports fans we just figure like, oh, this guy's from this area. He must want to go play for his hometown team for sure, but we don't really take into account like other people's feelings. I like that. Maybe like other opinions. Just like, oh, he's LA LA LA. Yeah. Yeah. We're when do they sign the deal? Right. So thirty seven points, although booed often in the game. Do you think that the Lakers would be a much better team right now if they had Paul George like if they had a Little Brown and Paul George? Do you think they'd be the best team in the west? That's a good possibility right now, they're the eighth best team. If you just look at record. Now, we know it's still early in season. We know LeBron's been injured for a few games. But just looking on the on the record side of it. I think they'd be better. Right with Paul George probably close to the top. If not the talk. Yeah. I would definitely say how well he's been playing. I would definitely consider that. But I'm not gonna like say they will be the best team in the NBA. We don't know because it's a different schedule. Paul George link different teams and times when those what Casey is not twenty four thirteen. The Lakers are twenty one and seventeen. So it is an interesting conversation. Interesting debate to be had. Do you wanna know something weird? Paul George was not the only individual get booed last night in the arena in Los Angeles. Guys, Staples Center, what what did tell when someone had the Basle on the ball. Got the see what I did there though Oiseaux ball was booed after missing a free throw in the second half of the game. That I found very interesting when the home fans start booing one of their own. What do we make of this lawns? Oh ball the highest rained down the height train. His father put on him was his too much for any person a bear. And that's the reason they're building another not as he's not better than magic. As noticed. The lavar ball was quoting saying he has the same drive that Magic Johnson had lavar ball, you sir are ridiculous in not in good Goodway. You are ridiculous in you over hype your son to the point where he can't live up to them. We're no one could and you doomed him, congratulations. Something I have noticed lately with the Lakers because there was an article that came out last month about how Lonzo ball has been taken out of games latent fourth quarter. For various reasons, obviously, if they're winning the game makes sense that he's not playing because teams can fell him, and you don't wanna put poor freezer shooters on the court when you're trying to protect the lead. Right. Like you wanna you wanna be able to knock down free throws and win. But when he is important he's been getting taken off the court, even when they're winning games and losing games. It doesn't matter in the fourth quarter of two games or close. He's usually seeing the bench and one thing that I found interesting Jeff is that. He has been benched continuously even without LeBron James an Rondo, so it's not like a we prefer this player to him. He's getting benched over a guy like Josh Hart who isn't really their point guard. He's more of a two guard. But he can't he's a combo guard complete both. But it's interesting that Layton games, they prefer to go to Josh heart rather than go to on so ball. We're talking about the number two pick in the draft. If your a Lakers fan, how should you take this? Where Luke Walton does not play ones. Oh ball in crunch time. I would say it's lack of trust in here guard and also the I don't know I just I feel very lack of trust. And maybe he hasn't earned the right to be there yet. You know what? I mean isn't earned the right to be in the final minutes in clutch time, and you know, it could be what I'm predicting is he's gonna get traded for the deadline. It's in various a likely possibility and I see easily happening. We will talk about who he might be traded for later on. But. The Lakers have won one game without LeBron. We brought up a stat the other day on our sports show that in the last eighteen games. I think it's now nineteen because the last night we didn't count. Now. We'll count it in the last nineteen games. Bron James team has played without LeBron James. They have one game. And until the Lakers beat the kings the other night. It was Owen seventeen in that time. That is a that is in seeing losing streak. But I mean is just doesn't that speak to help good one player is. But does that also prove how good LeBron is? So -lutely have you don't think the bronze the best player in the NBA? You're crazy. I just to be the best person be though. Yes. No, it's not as big of a gap is before the right now. But he's still the best. Isn't it? Crazy hasn't won MVP in like five years. Yeah. But it's just won't cut. You got tired of giving him. Yeah. Is one enough MVP's? I have a question for you. The Lakers if they played an eighty two game season with this team in Nola Brown, James how many games do you think they would win without LeBron? Yeah. If they played a whole season without LeBron this current team. So like last year's team, basically, what the addition of Rondo Chandler, say Adamson twenty wins. That's a low. The sons are on pace for twenty five win true. Okay. Give me twenty one. I think last year the Lakers thirty eight games that was high for them without LeBron. But the west is this this year. So I I would say thirty four I would say less than thirty. It would be interesting. I mean at that point. They would also have a lottery pick. So they'd probably be looking to lose games like without. Lebron you saying they would try to take what's up is that attack you word. Well, because they hate that word in the NBA. I think as the draft lotteries are trying to they made the draft lottery. Some no team contained, but then it just made teams tank harder. So they get better odds. Getting in the in the. It. It backfired. Every team tank. Every team we'll have a chance to other players have a chance to get the number one pick. Yeah. I think the watery was a decent theory that just turned out to be a terrible practice. Like, I get it. You want to kind of imagine if the NFL bid. You just I don't know how they didn't really think this three though like, okay, you put in a lottery system. So you don't just necessarily get the first pick for the worst team. But like the worst you are the better chance you get a better pick than your positions. So I if I'm the fourth worst team I have a decent chance of getting the number one pick. But if I'm the eighth or eighth team. I have no chance of getting the number one pick. They just incentivize that's not entirely. Remember the bulls had the lowest chance in one pick. And they end up getting the number one. Well, yeah. Coincidentally was Chicago native Belato's, which I I that goes to the grace of. Yeah. What are the odds? Clearly, Scott, Patrick Ewing. Or that was that was obvious fees. The bent on below that was clear, but this this one is like, oh, you don't even see you using the views completely rigged. I'm not seeing completely. I'm just saying what are the odds of the bulls? Having a point eight percent chance game in or won't pay hand. Derrick Rose's argument number one hick theory. I forgot about this. If people thought it was a frozen envelope. That's wrong. But but I'm trying to say is finish. Let me finish. Good. Point eight percent chance of winning the lottery. Derrick rose was going to be hands down there won't pick Chicago native. And the bulls get the pick Cleveland Cavaliers get LeBron BAC, and he wants some more players to get some trades. And they coincidentally end up with the number one pick. Again, they get Andrew Wiggins. They trade him to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin love. And when you see this over and over again of teams. Shockingly ending up with the number one pick. And they get the players that everyone says I wanna play without team. They play on that team like. Suspicious. No and Patrick Ewing's believes father is agent said he did not want sun playing or. A his what's what's the word client playing in a low market team? So happens the Knicks get the number one pick and not whoever was getting the no one pick the bullets or something. I'm not sure. Yeah. So anyways, I'm sorry. I hate the lottery, I hate the lottery. I don't like it either. It's wrong. What do you think? What do you think about them? Just letting the the first team out of the playoffs. The number one pick doing it reverse where the closer you are to the playoffs. You get the better pick. That's no teams will be in the base in for like ten years. But then you in you incentivize being good. I don't idol. No. I feel like it'd be too many teams. I do that do well, but keep doing bed also ever get a high. So it would also help though, it would also help the NBA teams changing more often in the playoffs because if you're right outside the playoffs and you get. Zairean than maybe like if you're like, let's say the Sacramento Kings. I know they don't have a pick. But there the ninth place team right now on the west or if you're the Memphis grizzlies you could get Zion. And then all of a sudden you went from a decent team to like maybe a top five team fake with one play. Well, let's see science. Wow. I didn't even think about think about a little hold on one second Zion and Deandra eight in my view on the same team next year. I don't even think of that. That's why the sons are not gonna win anything because they're going to try and have that happen. That's a pretty deadly. Do I know he's not playing the best right now. But if agent get better for sure that's deadly Kumbo. And or it's going to be like this Cleveland you lost the Brown. Oh, here's another number one pick is that three in the last ten years. Oh, yes. It is. No one else has gotten more number one picks than they have. It's called baloney. It's like the NBA felt sorry for Cleveland after LeBron love to gave an pick. And they used it on Anthony, Ben. Anthony Bennett at a UNLV in Toronto Canada. Rondos out for a while. We'll Braun is still day-to-day with his groin strain. We'll see how long it takes him. Come back. I think they're going to be very cautious with him. I know that they're losing little bit lately in their falling the standings. But I don't think we're gonna see employees in the next two weeks. While is they'll be out of the playoffs the playoffs positioning by the time. The Bronco turns. I found it interesting when he got her he said to the trans Eddie heard it pop his his which doesn't make any sense. But then the immerse it wasn't torn or anything. So that's good news. Maybe was like, you know, you crack a cracker back or maybe that was eight. He's just like weird pop, your crack. Yeah. Break cracker nuggets. He cracked is growing. Help might be on the way for LeBron. We'll talk about that next segment. But before we get to that. What would it look like if we all just listen more listening to audio books in? Inspires us motivates us and even brings us closer together. There's no better place to listen than with audible Ottawa's selection audiobooks on the planet. And now audible members get more than ever before each month. You get three titles of your choice. One audiobook to audible originals and fitness programs that you can't get anywhere else. 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I believe I believe I believe it's been rig multiple times. But again, I digress. Anyways. Moving on. We are moving on from Paul George to remove on Davis. Anthony davis. Anthony Davis is frustrated. He talked about it after last night's game. He had a monster game. But his team loses again. The pelicans are now seventeen and twenty two and they're actually have a worse record than the Brooklyn nets. They lost you night eighteen and twenty one but Anthony Davis thirty four points twenty six rebounds. He put in work last night for that team falls one twenty six to one Twenty-one some other numbers in this game. That are very interesting of the five starters for New Orleans. Four of them had over twenty points. Your of them each one more was the one who didn't he had sixteen but their bench had five points, four rebounds one assist. Co elective -ly five players off the bench combined for five points, four rebounds, one assist. I don't know. How I don't know if they're watching Anthony Davis play not moving on the court, but that seems impossible five points on that's one point per player will not actually we're talking about fifty eight combined minutes played by the bench players. Fifty eight min. Sits on the floor. Five points for rebound ads. Wanna sit readily embarrassing they actually had a collectively ten fells off the bench in. So they had more fells than points. Yes. Which sounds impossible. They did it. They. Absolutely. They did they did it. They did it who Ray. Our no. After the game, though, anti Davis was frustrated. He talked about the team being better than maybe their record indicates. And as it stands right now. Jeff as we look at the west. I mean, I think it's safe to say that they're done. I know that might be premature. But they have the second worst record. Oh, yeah. I I would agree with you that they will they won't be able to pass the Suns by any stretch. But they are not sniffing the playoffs. So right now, he might snip the number two pick in the draft right now, they are four and a half games out of the last playoff spot four and a half in and yet too many to bear. I can't believe I said, I would feel I would think that it wasn't. It wasn't that big of a gap. If it was another team. But I just feel like this is who they are like they're Anthony Davis sometimes have against Randall they have other players, but just a a team that's lacking in depth and talent in my opinion. So with all that being said there seventeen and twenty two second worst record in the Western Conference. It doesn't seem to be trending up for them as are three and seven they trending on Twitter. Get it. They're probably not. But Anthony Davis probably is in the in the reason being is he wants out. Or he's probably Anthony Davis will probably not re-sign with the pelicans and good a free agency. Which begs the question, if the pelicans don't believe that he will resign there. Should they trade him? Now rather than waiting until the summer when he actually turns them down, and maybe lowers his value little bit. It just seems like he's done like, they're he's he's sick. I mean, he plays hard. It's not him though. Right. Like, it's just the winning. They're not winning thirty six and twenty four wants to win a championship. And I don't think he can do it with the pelicans sorry thirty four and twenty six twenty six rebounds. By the way is God. Like, I feel like ninety nine percent of MBA players. Never get that many rebounds one game. Like that would be there. Everybody's record except for maybe like ten or fifteen NBA players. Yeah. Ever like of all time. And he's just averaging that stuff not average likes. But he can't do that on a given. That's what I meant. Like, he can do it effortlessly he could do a couple times a year. Right. You know, he's always a threat to do that to get twenty plus rebounds for sure. Yeah. And I'm swatted last night a couple times though. Yeah, he did. But let's not think about that. Let's think about the positives. But the question, I I'll go back to is should the pelicans considered trading amid this trade. Headline and not wait until next year. You know, they probably get more from him. Now, interestingly enough DeMarcus cousins was treated to the pelicans at about this juncture of his contract where he had another year left. But they traded him premature. I think he can get more thing more now because teams are again the races is close and it's starting to widen. And right now is the time to pull the trigger on us trades from stars. The specs Asians sort of. I get it. I get what you're saying. Though, you you're saying that they should probably do it now and start that rebuilding phase. Plus they could drop themselves lower into the lottery more likely get higher pick. But the speculation is Anthony Davis will somehow someway, be Los Angeles Laker in the next year or less. Yeah. I it sound. It sounds like it's maybe a foregone conclusion, but you know. Lebron's agent. Well, yeah. But again, he has LA could even just go to Golden State. Right in a tree because they are. They are looking at him too. That is true. But if you're the Lakers, do you make the deal now, do you try and get that trade done now and send it might take two. Maybe even three of your young players in Kouzmouk ball Ingram, at least to them probably be on the move. Plus the first round pick her to do you make that move and do make it now or do you wait till the summer while you're what are you offering? Two of the three players between Kouzmin Ingram in lawns. Obe? All plus two. First round picks Kouzmin Ingram to absolute. If you're the Lakers, you do that. Yeah. No. I wouldn't do that for both teams. I would do it for both teams. I would if I'm the pelicans. I'm taking that Arpey. Yeah. From the pelican, I'm taking from the Lakers. The Lakers need a star. But that matter to them in the next two years Ingram and who's playing pretty darn well problem with Ingram though. And I agree with you is that when Ingram and LeBron on the court together their numbers like Ingram is definitely not that good. He is a person who kinda just hangs out in the corner. He's more of a if we're gonna have both guys on the team one should be still young. He is still young. You're getting rid of two of your young players and two I in the first round picks are kind of meaningless. So let's say it's Mun Ingram. That's me. You still cheap. Lonzo ball. And maybe he gets better. That's. Walker trait keeping Josh you get heart caldwell-pope still on the team. I mean pope really I mean is that a deserted who's or pope in heart or good players there? But they're not replacements to kouzmine Ronin. No, they're not. But there's there. The create space for LeBron and for Anthony Davis and other get out of the way, they could be. I think they're sold role players for that fit. If that makes sense for Anthony Davis will Braun. Okay. So here's the thing with LA, though, Jeff is that they have will Braun for three year deal for your deal. He's getting older. So the next two years are kind of the sweet spot for them to win a title the longer you wait to pull the trigger on a traffic that the clock is ticking. Right. Like you signed him maybe not to win this year. But definitely to win next year like next year house to be, but considering the fact that they're a competitive team this year, a playoff team this year, most likely you might wanna do that deal now. So you give your team a chance to win this year because a little Brian Davis teams when you're looking for like the Lakers doing all in type a year brisk everything for now. Let me ask you a question. What team is more likely to win a championship this year Braun, plus Kouzmin, plus Ingram or lebrons. Plus davis. I know there's other players around them. But which one would you rather have to win a title this year? Just looking at this year just looking at this year Davis. What about next year? Well, he's getting a new contract was to ask for the say Davis in the same scenario Davis. I'm not talking about money and just talking about. The two teams, right? One team has LeBron Ingram Kouzmin one has LeBron Anthony Davis. Well, the LeBron Davis factors. Get a win out. All the time. But I hate to say this. But the Lakers are interested in the future. They're interested in winning the next two to three years. Yeah. What's with Davis in LA Bron? Right. So maybe they do the trade. But after that two and three years is up then Soviet Don Davis any of one's a ball. Hopefully, he becomes the star for them. Like that's their thought process. I don't see them being successful after that. But but after that you're talking about three or four years down the road because because it will be there for the next three or four years minimum. So you're looking at I get what you're saying. But that's you can't look ahead. If you're going to have a good chance of winning the championship for the next two to three years, right? Yeah. I it's just it's a touchy subject, definitely. Because of the fact that you're giving up so much future in so much young talent for one guy. And I ended Davis is a special player. I'm not taking anything from him. I'm just saying you're losing a lot of depth going for Anthony Davis in the next two to three years could be the best player in the NBA. Right. Yes. Absolutely. He he QB right now. But I'm just saying that you're giving up so much deaf depth and that winds championships. Yeah. But stars because championship, bro. I understand that the warriors have no depth this year. And they're probably gonna win the championship because they just the Celtics have a lot of depth. They're probably not gonna win. And I get what you're saying. I I'm not like saying, you don't need death. I'm just saying it's a star driven league. Right. Like, it's you get Davis. Lebron and you can kinda see how they could play against the warriors in a seven game series. You can't see that with the current warriors or the current leaguers team right now, in my opinion, just can't. But you mentioned the warriors. What if they get Anthony Davis? Some rumors that they might be what if they traded dream on dad's legitimately not fair dream on green. I don't know. What else say that they'd have to give up a lot. But it probably be like sign and traitor. He would sign a max and stay with the warriors forever. And they just went eighty seven more championships. And no one will have a chance eighty seven. So by the time we're did in our kid else. Still be Steph curry was playing and Davis will still be playing. They'll have robotic and Hans. So maybe. Well, I wouldn't surprise me. I see the next twenty years players playing with robotic enhancements. I don't know about that. I mean, do you see that a YouTube video of LeBron or Cavaliers vs warriors? If eighty seven years in row, what is this like a nebula her name from infancy war? I think so good Moran. Ed Bula, right more. Yeah. You're more is the green one. Yeah. All right anyways. Well, who cares role? Did. It's true. What do you say? We take a break. Sure. And speaking of breaks, you know, what I liked to do on my breaks. I like to listen to audio books and listening on books. Inspires us. Motivates us even brings us closer. And there's no better place. Listen audible Ottawa has the largest of audio books on the planets and now audible members get more than ever before each month. They get three thousand of their choice one audiobook to originals and finish programs. They can't get anywhere else. There's never been a better time experience. 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And you're pretty sure the secret to a great taco is for day-old macaroni the bottom line drunk. You doesn't make great decisions. So you're risking a DUI or worse if you count on him to get you home plan before you party, get home safe. Brought to you by Washington targets zero. Well, come back to the GMC basketball podcast. We are on the little final stretch down here for day. We were talking inning stretch. Yes. Basic quarter stretch. I don't know is there. You mean have time stretch. Sure anyways. As I was saying, what were you saying? Anthony, we're talking Anthony Davis and his whereabouts. Yeah. Where he might where he might end up. Now, we're moving onto something. What's also what's next on talk about a game that happened last night? We're man named Joel Embiid. He who Joel Embiid. Have you ever heard of them have? He's a pretty good player. He had forty two points and eighteen rebounds. He he showed de'andre atan a few things all the eight and had eighteen in eleven. But I think Embiid is the player that eight and maybe is a Spiring to get to in the next couple of years. Maybe the next steps in his progression impede drops forty two and a win. So the Sixers improved at twenty five and fourteen. The sun's still have nine wins. They have not broken double digits in wins yet. That's a bummer. Devon Booker though. Thirty seven points, eight assists, two rebounds on twenty two shots. Maybe the lone bright spot on that team. The one star that we can say still there shining light. Yeah. Yeah. But another game that I found very interesting in his return. Gordon Hayward had thirty five points us night in the Celtics one fifteen one oh to win in Gordon Hayward. Not only scored thirty five points. He was coming off a game we had zero points, but even bigger he had fourteen he was fourteen of eighteen shooting including four of seven from three in their win. What do you think about this from Gordon Hayward? Is this a sign that he might be on the way back or do you think maybe this is more fluky than maybe a sign of him coming back? That's really tough to say. After one game. He was coming up zero point performance too. That's my point you just come back from zero point game have a good game. And they go, oh, he's back. He still had zero point game. So he played thirty two minutes, which was tied for the lead in most minutes. Played of anyone on the Celtics fourteen of eighteen again, he definitely had the most shots on the team Tatum had the second most eleven attempts. So Gordon Hayward is feeling it last night. His coach Brad Stevens had some nice things to say. You know, he expressed how Hayward was frustrated from his bagel that he put up against the Antonio. But. He Brad Stevens said he could tell you pretty locked in. I would say so myself Gordon Hayward. I hope it's good things to come does Gordon Hayward. If he can get close to what he was when he was what the jazz can he turn the Celtics from. The fifth place team to an actual Eastern Conference contender. Well based off Toronto you got Milwaukee. I was saying based off how weak the east is total. Not just those good teams. Definitely a possibility. Yeah. I hope he gets back. It would be fun to see right now. When I look at the Eastern Conference, I see five teams that are separating themselves from six seven eight and then the rest of the teams under the eight spot. You got Boston fifth-place at twenty two fifteen and then there's a drop to six who is currently the heat and the heater five hundred there are eighteen in eighteen. So there's already a gap three and a half games there between Boston Miami. It's pretty close between the team's fifth. Fourth third. Second first, Philadelphia, Indiana, Toronto Milwaukee or above Boston, currently, but yeah, I mean. I think most Celtics fans when they envisioned signing Hayward, they thought, okay, we're the best team in the east now where the team that could take down will Braun. And then, you know, obviously Hayward gets injured last year in a brutal fashion on opening night. However, LeBron leaves the east so they're thinking, okay. We got this then Toronto gets Kawai. But we don't really know how that's going to change the team because they are already a good team. They lose to Rosen the get Kawai. But Celtics fans are sitting there thinking like it's our time now and with how the season started up times. Now, you can't see him then. Johnson Johnson song. God not Johnson. It's John sina anyways. And his name is. Gordon Hayward if he can get back to what he was the Utah. Maybe he's the missing link that can take the Celtics to the top of the Eastern Conference still coming off warm gruesome injuries. Just thinking forget that they're saying Wisey so bad. I wonder why. Yeah, it's gonna take some time. So hopefully, this is the first step to that that rehab. I know he's rehabbed. But I mean in terms of getting back to what he was. Yes, he's healthy enough to play basketball and run but talking about now getting back to the all-star level. So which is still he still has that potential. What I found interesting last night is the Memphis grizzlies have been struggling as of late two players two former teammates in Sacramento Garrett temple in Omri Caspi. They get into a physical altercation. We don't really know too much of the details in terms of like, what type of physical altercation was punches thrown was pushing was it hostile hostile. But not more than that. We don't really know. But we know that boiled over Memphis, walks dragon ball, z style fight. Memphis lost again west night to the pistons won. Oh, one hundred four there are now eighteen nineteen. So they fall under five hundred after a great start there currently sitting at tenth in the Western Conference, which would be not obviously being the playoffs at this time there to Naff games out of eight and we have to start wondering was that early season success for Memphis, a fluke more than anything or they just in a bad sump right now. But you think they can bounce back. Well, a slump is strong word. They've lost three straight there to eight in their last ten. Yes. And that is a slump. No doubt about it. But I think one of the key factors to this is how you bounce back. I know they've been on this losing streak this they're not playing well, but I guess the next game defines if they're to be on the slump longer or are they gonna bounce back in success again. They play the nets tomorrow. They lose to the nets. Then I would be worried so get this. They put the nets tomorrow. And then they have a back to back the next night. They play San Antonio. And you know, what man you're right. If they lose to the knits, you could easily see them losing the second of back to the Spurs. This could get worse before it gets better might get a lot worse this. Let's panic. My will say I was pretty surprised when they had a great start when they were playing so. Well, as like, okay. They're solid team. They play within themselves. They've played a slower pace they played different than most teams in the west there to slow it down. But I kind of felt like they were more like a clock strike midnight on this team at some point rather than this is a playoff team. That was also during the time where the rockets were doing terrible. There's some other teams going through their own stuff. The Spurs playing really bad basketball. And so on and so forth. But this kind of leads us into our next topic. And that is the Western Conference in general. We're starting to see some separation Jeff it used to be just about a week or two ago. We're pretty much the top thirteen fourteen teams all were in striking distance. But now there's actually get the Lakers are at number eight. Then it's the kings at number nine in Memphis in Dallas right after that. But there's a game and a half the separates the Lakers the kings, and then another Guinness separates Memphis in Dallas. We're starting to see the topic maybe breakaway slightly depending on how the Spurs in the Lakers. I guess we'll do here in the next week or two. We now see one two three four five six Western Conference teams under five hundred where there was only two about a week and half ago. I think just how tough schedule is not everyone can win those two us conference style game. So win one's gotta lose. Right. Yeah. It's not like you think it's more that the top half of the west is separating themselves, or do you think the Eastern Conference doing some games against the west in my it might be both a mixture about right now in the in the east Miami's at five hundred and they're in sixth where if they were in the west they would be ten they'd be in tenth place six in the kind of change. Yeah. Detroit seventeen and nineteen. They're currently the eighth seed if they were in the west they would be twelve. Yeah. That's the same position, isn't so. It is interesting. But as we look towards the Western Conference there is a team the San Antonio Spurs who are now twenty one and seventeen they've definitely been playing better basketball. They had a tough start to the season very inconsistent. But they're seven and three in their last ten, but what I'm about to tell you is why we're talking about the Spurs tonight in San Antonio is the return of co why lynyrd he will be making his first appearance for the raptors against the Spurs. How will he be received by the San Antonio fans booze lots and lots of booze. What's wants booze? You don't think you'll get any cheers? No, not one not one. He left was so bad. It's not happening that one one this one going everyone's like shut up. That's what's going on. You're confident about this. Yes. I don't you. Don't think it would be like sixty forty boos to cheers or seventy if if there's going to be a division. It's giving ninety ten. I don't know, man. He wanted out. He kept a championship with them. How he left was ugly. I agree. That's where this is going that there's ever because they won like the times we see you like. You know, when a player wins in a city like, maybe there's. Yes. Hurt feelings. But there's not unfinished business. Brown when Brown left the first time from Cleveland. He got booed. Right. But then the second time, they're just. Well, you know, it's because he didn't leave it in ugly and say I want out of Cleveland, I'm looking at tickets night for the Spurs and raptors probably in San Antonio. You can go on TicketMaster right now and get eight upper level ticket for forty bucks, which I find pretty low forty dollars gotta go low low. You wanna sit in the first level might cost over one hundred bucks just over one hundred dollars. That's it. No. I it's going to cost you about one fifty sitting there. I bet at all second levels only forty bucks, you can get into the Rena forty bucks. That's pretty good. I get to see not just Kawai Toronto. He's the only time Toronto plays in San Antonio all year. So it's pretty much the best team in the east Koweit comes back. It's a big game on the schedule for for this. I probably the most novelty game on their schedule this year. Right. Yeah. Because the other games that they play multiple times. Like, you wanna see you'll ever on the Lakers? Will you get to see him a couple times? If you wanna see I mean, I guess, but I'm just I'm just saying. You might not think I think what's gonna happen is gonna happen. Do you think I will have a good game? Yes. Oh. Game every time they were turned. Yeah. He's he's gonna get thirty bucks. Give me your stat line for thirty ten ten. Thirty ten so a trip dub he's gonna trip dub and San Antonio four. Sure, I'll say thirty four twelve and seven so both of us think he's gonna have a great game. Yeah. The ours isn't really different is it. I'm just wondering who's gonna cover him. That's what I'm looking. That's the thing. I don't think anyone's going to be able to they will try, but they will be unsuccessful. It will be interesting game to say, the least it'll it is the first half of the TNT double header tonight. So you can watch raptors Spurs five PM Pacific time, eight PM eastern time. And then you can stick around and watch the rockets play Golden State in golden say so James harden who is on fire right now. I mean, he's averaging like forty plus points game the last ten games he's killing. Okay. Can I say something about their quick he shooting like fifty shots again, though? Yes. But he's hitting them. That's the thing. Not on not on a percent of the time. He goes in the time every I wasn't saying that, but I'm just saying he shoots at nausea. No one else has a chance to score. But that's my only he's hot right now. That is my only issue with this. Well, that's not me. Put the words though. He didn't do so well, he's eight for Twenty-three shooting. So. We'll see. Okay. We'll see what happens. Are you interested in watching this game though? See what happens? I'm more interested in the quiet game. Okay. I mean, I'll watch a watch the rockets play. But I I don't wanna see up James harden shooting shoot around other. So says he's not concerned about the reception that he will receive by the Spurs. Well, what is he going to say? I want them. I'm going to be so hurt if they Bumi like, what's he gonna say, I will be hurt. If they do me. Okay. I mean, I don't know. He's an interesting guy. He could be if I think he would say he goes on the court they boom he's runs. He runs to the to the locker room crying. Wow. He actually was affected by that. It'll be interesting to see what happens, I'm gonna guess. At least one quite sucks. Chan is gonna go out. Not one one. Okay. I'm I'm gonna go over under on one. I'm gonna go even on that. You know, the raptors they got a big couple of days here. You know, who they play on Saturday. They put the Milwaukee Bucks, which is a tough game. Absolutely absolutely tough game. It's it's nice. I don't know who does the scheduling. But I feel like there's been some big games like every other night in the NBA, which has been good. I know there's a lot of teams and they play often. But. Doesn't seem like all the tonight tonight. Sleaze really good. There's only three games in the NBA tonight. You know who else plays? So Spurs are hosting the raptors the words or hosting the rockets the kings are hosting the nuggets that's an interesting game in the Western Conference to to well the center team in the west the nuggets, the nuggets are taking this. I don't but I'm just saying like all three games are interesting. An element did hear a kings game interesting. But yeah, the ninety they compete is most of the nuggets being so good. You wanna see how they do on the road? Right. It's Mike Malone's return a Sacramento. Oh, right. I mean, he's coast there since but it's still one of those things. It's just one of those days. It's all about the he said, she said. Viscous. Oh my God. You got it. I'm so inside of you got it was such a terrible song. Yeah. It's pretty good given terrible kid rock earlier ball woulda. Noticed. The raptors they play the Spurs than Saturday and then Sunday in a doubleheader they play the Pacers. They to the top four teams in the east back to back after Kawais return to that. That's sounds a little crazy. Well, if they come out of this winning every single game, they're the best team in the NBA. And what if they don't? Then it depends on how the worst thing be. I will how they can beat. Because again, you're facing the best teams in the well, my friend. I think that's all our show today is it now join us Tuesday as we recap the weekend and talk about the newest Laura's, the newest newsy news in the NBA went tomorrow. It's fri-. It's. Three for three on terrible. I know I wanted to finish where three for three that was what she's doing. Now. What was your name something black? Yes. I know her last name was I don't know if I name say, I don't know. 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"Yes. Now who? Yeah. No. They do. No, they they walked into the funeral. Pining the state there in the box not in a box. Not yet. Oh, man. They're close, man. Lakers are close to being buried but not yet. Ladies and gentlemen here. Lies brothers and sisters. Yeah. Walking into we walk into the funeral home. One say hopeful season for the Lakers. It is now crumbled my friends into a bit of a disaster bit the Hugh structure that we were planning to erect. There's nothing but a power dust. The winds for the other teams is common spread the particles all around and here before as lies. What was once? A beautiful time. One ten one. Oh, five just team that came in to last night's game at twenty three and thirty eight the second worst offensive team in the entire league. And they got beat in a game that they pretty much had to have that in your looking at the course of the last twenty three games of the season going into last night. This was one of those games that you can't afford to lose especially on the heels of having already lost a game that you couldn't afford to lose a couple of nights before in New Orleans, and they come out, and it's it's the same problem over and over again it was the defense. It was it was just a defensive effort. That was not good enough. It was not good enough in particular against a really bad team in Memphis. And it was it was really hard to watch. And last night. It felt like it had really kind of bubbled over both on social media the way that people were talking about the team and just the eyeball test. Everything about that last night Nike just looked like it was a rap. No, it did, you know? Late in the fourth quarter thought they could you know, close the gap a little bit. And I felt like all right. Well, they'll they'll win this when they got a chance to win this few points buckets. It didn't Don on meet. It was over until they missed it. The free throw the the free throw. They didn't get the rebound. And in transition. They went down the floor, and they scored Memphis went on the floor scored at that point. I'm like oh L 'cause they went up by five. And so I knew with old twelve seconds of whatever it was left on the clock. Not the Lakers wasn't gonna be able to close the gap and get ahead. It's a situation where you know. You gotta dig deep. Lebron is right. I don't care what anybody says you have to dig deep. You can't sit around and been saying this since the trade deadline was over with you cannot sit back and worry about what went on in the past. Clearly he's in a locker room, and he feels like players that won the team. That means Mitch and those going through some things for a couple of weeks is still letting it affect them is he clearly stated it. So he sees it. We don't see 'cause we're not there you cannot allow it's over. Now, you're here. And what he said about that. And he he's LeBron last night wasn't particularly we had a triple double. But LeBron haven't any fingers pointing outward didn't is not a good look after last night's game. I'm not I'm not doing the the other players game right now. I'm gonna I focus on the Brian. He didn't play. Well, he did not play well on either side of the court. I'm not going to cover it up. I love the guy. I still think he's the best player in the game. I don't care about the trunk Dong. I don't care about the triple bootleg. No, triple, Nope. Nope. Congratulations. He became the first plane NBA history to be atop Tena birth points in assist achievement. That's damn pretty good. The league's been around long time achievement. But with that being said come on, man. Yeah. The defense, and I'm not just talking about one or two plays. I'm talking about a game long long series. Of just standing around shuffling your feet, but not really going after the ball not really going after players not really setting the tone. You came here to lead you can lead with your mouth, you can lead through social media. But you need first and foremost, by example in last night, he did not play defensively like a desperate team. The and we'll get to Luke Walton too. But Luke, this this, quote doesn't make a lot of sense to me. I mean, his plea pleased with how the team played last night, though, is very pleased with the the effort the togetherness of our tonight. I thought we we got back to what we were doing earlier in the season. Unfortunately, we didn't make enough place. We didn't make enough plays. When we needed to. We got we started getting the stops. We needed we are covering for each other doing all those type of things, and then offensively we weren't coming down and make plays that we had to win on the road so tough loss, but I am pleased with the, you know, the the togetherness of the group. I don't know how. I don't know how. I don't know how you're gonna fire. You lose to the Memphis. Grizzlies are bad team second worse team in the west. They're they're a really bad team. And you just give up sixty one points in the first half to the second worst offensive team in the holy sixty one points. This is a team that does not play. Good offense. There were on pace to put one hundred twenty on you and your please. He's I think he's pleased with some of the sets that they put together I think he's pleased will what the things they were trying to do. They were trying to do things the coaches were asking. And I think that's what he meant. When he said that he was pleased with some of the things they did early on in the season that they kinda got back to they just didn't have enough point. They the they'd having a points. But what he should have said is we had enough points to have enough defensive stops. What he should have said was at a lot of volume with a little bit more anger because you just lost Memphis grizzlies, and you find your playoff life. I don't mind even keel throughout the course of a long season. Because if you are on that same sort of temple from beginning of the year today, your thing, your time, typical exactly. And after two years he was all right. You know, what I'm done with you. So I get that part. But this is one of the moments that you spoke to show some anger. These are one of the games that you cannot lose. And instead of standing there saying I was pleased that we return to some of the things that we did in the first half of the season. It should be. We cannot lose this squad. I have to do better. They have to do better end of conference. Thank you goodbye. And walk out the Lakers have had a series of bad losses. Lately, you go back to right before the break when they lost to Atlanta you go back to a couple of nights ago to New Orleans without Anthony Davis, you go back to last night that they have a series of bad losses against teams. And we were talking about yesterday when you keep losing the bad teams. It's not a one off. It's not just oh we had a bad night. Oh, we didn't get enough stops. It's your. One of those teams to. Yeah. And this is what last night felt I don't know if it's fatal because until the math says, it's fatal. It's not. But this ki- this this this loss, very different. It was deflating the comments after the game. Listen to watching the body length. It was it was very very different totally fading. I watched by bad Bichon. The side is sitting next to Rondo they will sit there Rondo look at the sky kinda gazed of Bichon kinda hair. It was kinda like tilted down the floor. Like, you could just see his chest wasn't even just kind of like, man. Let's hurry up and get to the bus. Yeah. The whole team had that feeling the whole team had bet look including LeBron. And you know, what I should say that it wasn't Brennan Egger. I thought was really good last night. Brandon Ingram had a nice game. And he's stacked together a few nights games. He is big three's. He hit he had a dunk runner. I mean, he did some stuff, you know, he this stuff one last night got one in files made it look like he was three ninety you know. One nine he and coups have been doing what we want. He includes to do offensively. They've given you plenty of support. I think back to back games fifty plus points from the two they've given you plenty of support defensively. Obviously, there's still some things that we would like to see happen. But at the end of the day, I'm going back to the Braun either. He's trying to get Luke fired. He's tapped out or he's taking a step back physically. And he's not the player that we thought he was those are the three options feel a little bit of both in and the less of the last thing, you just said because the other two things feel very obvious. The last one it it could be more of something else. Just kind of pacing and all the things that we've tied her age almost the whole thing. Look tear off about say look the whole defense bronze frustration focused on the young players. But should it be elsewhere? We'll tell you next gentleman that up look. Yes. Black history month is coming to a close, which is why had to capitol jersey. Yes. I was wondering who number seven was. Capital in back. I'm not quite sure your hair Covington. My here is not that loan to cover up all of it. Back yet seven years ago today to Martin became international news two years years ago today. Yeah. Which kind of triggered if you will LeBron James, Kevin Durant capper Nick all of that stuff. You look back in history sort of was triggered from what happened down in Florida seven years ago. I would not have thought it was that long ago. I know was that that was that was that the first real awhile public display like that. Or I mean, obviously throughout history we had these issues young men to begun down in Florida. But was that for the sports world was at the first one I would fit along turf one in wild. The the took that picture which one the heat hoods on. Yeah. Yeah. That was though in that kind of put it into the next that was the players started. Whatsapp matter and after that, they wanna t shirts with era grant, I can't put it all started with Trayvon Martin today. Handsome e wearing the cap in jersey. You look nice. Hang out. One ten one. Oh five and we spent what we spend most of the season talking about a couple of different things one about LeBron and his role with the team and all things that go along with him. And he obviously is going to get all the shine. And all the spotlight's going to go to him for the most part, but the other topic that we spent most of the time on is the young players, and whether or not they were up to the task of being LeBron's teammates of whether or not they're up to the task of going on a playoff run. Well, listen, James worthy. Talk about the game afterwards last night. He says that it might be something else. Check it out. It just seems like there's some type of virus gone on this team right now Rondo he's not mentally in the game. I don't I've seen him play over the years. I know he's on when he's not he was just pretty much gone through the motions tonight very detrimental to his team tonight out there with the turnover. So there's some type of virus that have seat then because I know this team is better than this. I know they can play, but it is to lose. Into the worst teams in the league. That's pretty pointed criticism from a very forward facing and great Laker. That's that's not just hey, you know, they had a bad night Rana with that. That was he's not paying attention. That was he's not engage that virus is a pretty strong word and James worthy is when when it comes out of his mouth, that's not somebody on the radio saying something or somebody on a blog post that's James worthy. No it is in in where these played the game. But what I would say to that is I'm always one in I believe strongly if I don't know what's really being asked. If you the I don't know. I can't just assume that you're doing something out of character. Based on me watching you play for years. I I gotta know exactly what it is before ca start to make that type of comment, and I can't blame it on one individual. I can't say we'll it's all Rondo this. This is why the team is in going in a direction it's going in supposed to go in. If it was a Brian James, and he wasn't giving you. Anything and he was supposed to be the exciting factor to come here in all the big money and everything if it was him that you could clearly say, well, LeBron's not playing at the level that he needs to this is why this team is in this position. I can't say that around. I think he put the spotlight on Rondo for re because I think he's his analysis of Rondo, I think is right. But it's more on the entire you look at Casey p regime, Rondo Chandler, these guys that were the veteran guys that were supposed to land. Stevenson is another one that these guys that were supposed to provide a certain amount of veteran presence. They've been nowhere, man. They've been no where I think I we crush MMA in Ingram, and these guys when they don't live up to the the experts because they expect these guys haven't done their their load either. Yeah. But the expectations for the younger guys travis's, really all we are focusing on older the older guys or there to kind of give a breather. Kind of help. The young guys was supposed to be. They were supposed to be the anchors behind LeBron. You know, Ron was going to do it all they were coming in. And they were supposed to be anchors. The older guys was basically a stopgap one year players give you some some minutes when they're on the floor take care of business. That's doing what. Challenge. Got added. You know? Relatively early. But. And you knew that was you didn't think the Thais channel would be didn't expect him to come in. And be the second coming of of, you know, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but I I get that. But they're getting virtually zero out of these guys. I get a key. They weren't supposed to come in and score fifty points at night, they were nose to come in and be all stars. But there were supposed to come in and give something, and you know, Lonzo and Kouzmin Ingram in these guys. We've been critical of them, and I'm not talking about US Pacific. I'm just saying late. Of course, it could be solar guys that have not carried it. Could it be such a thing that the older guys kind of see what this is? And whereas going all ready may know what it is noted this. I've been here before this ain't go workout good. Could it be that could shirt? Could it be that that it's set in? Now, they realize it's twenty games or so left to go in the season. We're sitting at the Tennessee, we're probably not going to get to the eighth of the seven. So therefore, we're gonna go home. Could it could it be that if it were just in the last day or two? Wraps. It's you see the writing on the wall, and you can. But it's been this way for a while. Now, this is this is a several weeks issue. This is not a hair or could it be such that two weeks ago three weeks ago? Whatever it was where the couple of veterans got into a Luke Walton that they they been around enough coaches in career to know that this ain't the right guy. Well, it feels like that's almost inevitable. Let's try phone call. Let's go to L A and Chris on the people's hotline. Indeed, Chris what's up? Gentlemen. A couple of things I wanna say, I don't know if this is the bra, and we were painting hoping for this more like a corporate LeBron out here making deals than that LeBron was chasing championships. And also, I don't really see why everyone gets on Luke because Lucas out there giving those production all those lows and production and not playing defense and was Luke brilliant when they beat Houston the other night. But now he's horrible in coaching because they lose to the pelicans. I mean, that's not point. I know key says he's supposed to be inspiring people. But at some point players gotta go out there and play their butts off, and and be professional and earn their money. And that's not on Luke. I mean, just so much. You can do as a coach. I don't see how he gets the brunt of the blame when it's basically the players out there not playing defense like that player who who had a free layup from the top of the key last night. No one on him at all. That's not Luke. Well, I would say this yesterday John made it a point to tell us that Luke Walton was more focus on defense than an offense that he spent most of the practice time going over defense net the team doesn't necessarily have a defensive minded coach who's in charge of that. But Luke sorta takes that on. So every single time we talk about how porous defense has been the reason why you first start with Luke is with any organization, if you're in charge of the finances of company, you're the CFO, and you having money issues, even if you're under linked are not funding in the proper paperwork. These CEO I goes to see F O and say yo dog was up. And then a CFO supposed to find out what's up and have an answer. The problem with Luke is Ben we keep going. What's the defense? There's no answer. That's why people continue to two point towards him. When it comes to play the Lakers. You're absolutely correct. If to undermine are falling instructions, you're going to have issues, but it's your job as CFO is to get to underlings to to get him in get them in line. Yeah. I like, Luke and I love LeBron. But the fact of the matter is when the effort is all over the place when the consistency in defensive assignments are all over the place when the schematics of what it is. You're trying to do or one thing one night a different thing. Another night in a third thing on third night. That's the coach that's the coach. When nothing looks the same night after night after night other than it. Never looks the same. That's on the coach effort organization all of these things reflect back to the coach ultimately. Yep. Dave Roberts confirms meeting with Bryce Harper. Do the dodgers have a chance. Pedro gomez. Will tell us next go. No people's hotline is blowing up Travis is brought to you by sprint. Switch to sprint and get an unlimited network built at great prices. It's the best of both worlds. Go to sprint store. Spr-? Sprint dot com. Forward slash unlimited or just call eight hundred sprint one today. Hobo Elsie guys Rauch has chances for the L AFC morning breakfast this Friday and making California stadium. Keep listening when Raj tells you to call in you can join us for the second annual morning show kickoff at bak-, California. And you kick a goal against key or l z or somebody not MAG me. Yeah. He l z or somebody or somebody who wants to kickable ball towards you. Travis. Not you. I guess. Have you decided what we're having for breakfast yet? Muffins. Listen to the first person screamed about the food muffins. My friends. Pedro Gomez ESPN Gomez friend of the program. Pedro Gomez good morning. Get bossa menial. Oh kaunda. So when's it come in wins price? Harper going to be in LA. What did we get that done? You guys remember a year ago when Cory Seager got hurt you guys had beyond. And I said, look if the dodgers are really serious, there's only one to make and it's to get Manny Machado and sure enough. That's what they did. And you know, they got back to the World Series in this case man, Bryce Harper would make them. Nationally favorites again immediately. They would separate themselves from the Rockies from the cubs from the cardinals. You name it from the Vilis from the nationals. They would immediately separate themselves. Whereas right now, it's kind of a logjam all those clubs are kind of you could see any of them go into the World Series. So I think it's just gonna depend on whether they're going to be willing to step up in years. It's not so much the money. It's the years, and look it may not happen because the dodgers may be rethinking, you know, their process and saying we just can't give this kind of amount of years to someone. So it's gonna be interesting to see how this plays out. What why is it that I feel like I'm the only person in university university of feels like price. Harper will not get the dodgers over the hump that you could get a bat from almost anybody. They'll give you twenty something home. Mhm runs. You can get a week type situation it'd be back in the World Series in now win but spent all this money on Bryce Harper when it's not too far off from other players. Key. I think it's it's one of those things where Harper does more than than maybe just the numbers. He he makes opposing pitchers when he's three four spots away. The opposing pitcher is already thinking about him. And that that creates like a domino effect for everyone in the lineup. And for that reason, he he does more than just what his numbers indicate. He isn't electrifying player and look from a marketing fan point if you think about it. There's very few baseball players who actually put butts in the stands. That's that's not a common thing. You could be a great player, but you're not necessarily putting people in the stands. Harper is one of those rare guys that does. So from a marketing standpoint, you're looking at. You know, revenue coming in even though you may have to pay him a ton of money like. Like. All right. All right. This is talk about the people who are here specifically Clayton Kershaw. Do. We have buyer's remorse or my pen ready. You know, all the thing is that what they really tacked on was. I think it was just one more year because he had two years left on his opt out, and what they did is they added one year. So then you're talking about one year, you're talking about somebody who's a generational pitcher who has certainly done more than his share on the mound. But but boy, the the dominator, you know, may may have a lot of mileage on it. And I think that's what we're kind of seeing right now with you know, the last few seasons in going on the deal every single season. And now starting spring training a little late with the inflammation in his shoulder. It was one of those situations where think about what dodger fans would say if the dodgers that said, you know, what you copped out. Good luck. Thanks for everything would have been really really a bad. Look, and I know dodger fans would still come out to the games. But you know, they do gravitate and put their arms around certain players on that roster and Kershaw you have to make her shots. One of those us when you walk around Dodger Stadium you see a lot of jersey with number twenty two on them is PS Pedro Gomez. Join Keyshawn Elsie and Travis go back to pay to to price heart prefers second. Why isn't he signed whether it's in LA or entirely or in Chicago is is he looking for that perfect combination of Tom of dollar and winning because it seems like maybe that's not out there. There's plenty of money in term and other places where there isn't winning and then vice versa. Why hasn't it happened yet? I don't know that the money is where he wanted to be. I. That honestly, I think might be the issue the money. It may not be exactly where he wanted to be. And then you see Machado sign, and and I think that it's a one of those things where while I'm not signing for a penny less than Machado. And so that that very well could be the hold up right now. Pedro we have a series that we just started call all request Wednesday. When we have our listeners call in and tell us which drop they like to hear over and over again, you know, what was number one, my friend. Boy, you almost got very close. What what was it? Let me know boy Elsie. Graduates. Your number one. I'm number one keeping the poll like Darrell Royal used to say if they're keeping a poll you'd rather be number one. It's funny. How you Naji to say that? It's like goats. You just are moaning and then calling my name. It's very weird. Hey, man. Get back to the about the thing in April. Let me know. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Yeah. Us definitely on Stephanie. Okay. Pedro Gomes paid. Pedro. Thanks. Did you? LC? It's like money's not out there for Harper. I mean, no, I think he said the years. No. He said the money said that he's not gonna sign for less than Machado. Yeah. But but but Machado fifteen years Hambo, right? A combo is the term in the dollar. Lakers miss last night, and absolute mess. Lebron says, maybe some of these guys just aren't cut out for it. We'll hear from him next. So. It's patriot number one and featured duet. I wanna know how we're crediting this number one staff that do it as well. As who they think is you. Let's camille. Heels thing file. I never went to up there. Actually, you save file. I know. And then you, well, I'm your friend. Yeah. You were my friend. You did that to me? Happy birthday, Johnny cash. Johnny cash. Walk the line. Eighty seven years old way would have been. He checked out. Okay. Yeah. Eighty seven years old birthday brought to you by Jaguar Land Rover Newport Beach off the Seventy-three towards the visit Land Rover Newport Beach dot com. Land Rover buff and beyond so not only Lakers lose last night too bad Memphis team. But it looked the eye. The eye test was lousy to the defense was allowed their body language was lousy that everything about that last night just left you think in this is the end of the line for this team. This is not going to happen. They're not going to get it together. And now, they're not only are they not closing the gap on the teams they're chasing. They're going the other way another tied with Minnesota for tenth place, and that was. Deal with. We're actually spinning our wheels. Travis because we're still three games out of eighth, right? Which is where we've been with three games burned off the clock. Yeah. At. What I'm saying is we are falling behind. We're just spinning our wheels behind in the same time. They might be. We're running out of gains. But we would not now six games behind. I get it by eight points with at halftime. And now, you're eight points with three minutes ago in the fourth quarter. Eight and there's a lot less time to make it. Right. Lebron's something. Interesting afterwards talking about how maybe the guys that are distracted by everything that's going on. This isn't the right place for them. Here's a little Ryan at this point of view are still allowing distractions to affect the way you play. Then this is this is the wrong franchise. It'd be a part of and you should just come and be like listen out on. I can't do this seriously distracted by playoff pushes and all the stuff that have been talking about issue. Just coming to job. We do our job at a high level. And you know, that's not it's not it's not a distraction. That's that's what you want as you want every game. You wanna feel like you find for some? But why does he sound like me from two weeks ago? I said everything he said, why would you still be distracted about something that we not even dealing with anymore? And if that's the case, then is probably not for you. Well, he saying that the distraction is changed that there is a distraction, but it went from the trade distraction to understand playoff push. But but you still being distracted e you cannot allow yourself to get caught up in worrying about I'm gonna be traded to worrying about oh my God to play offs here. I got to figure out how to play. No. You gotta go out there and execute you gotta go to knock down shot to play defense and move your feet. Do all those things. And I know people say, well, the bras are holding his end of the bargain. No, notice not true. It is not true. So the twenty. This is not true. He's not hold the mix. Crucial flag on every. He missed a missed a crucial free throw at the end. Okay. Missing cruiser free end of the game. He he threw picking up. Now, he had five turnovers picking up. Picking was. I get all that. I'm just saying I can't do every damn thing. No. But yesterday he did not have a good game. But I don't think he's just talking about yesterday. That is. Okay. So just yesterday agree who's he talking about when he saying if you're still distracted by this you need to come in and say I want who's he talking about he's talking about. So we're talking. Talking about the other veterans with one year that we aren't contracts. Brandon Ingram, a heart. Utah whoever's left us. That's it. Those are the only in inch and Kyle Kuzma been playing. Well. Yeah. To suicide only. Josh or from what from what we see remember Travis. We we only we only view from our vantage point, which is television or at the game. And we don't know what's actually being saved it in a locker rooms was actually being said on the court on the side. And we don't know we just know that they're knocking down threes. And it looks like okay. That's a pretty performing. It's pretty good performance. But we don't know all the little parts that that they're talking about. Whether it's the Brian James standing there at the underneath the basket when somebody's damn near half court Putin at three and he's just looking then he turned to the bench puts his hands up. It makes it looked like to us that that's his man when it truly is a zone defense from what I can see in at the same time. Everybody thinks him not holding his end of the bargain on the defense van. It's it was a really telling comet when it came how it because you don't. It doesn't feel like you're going to say something about like that about an older player. Like that that these guys have been around that that did that felt like it was directed. And I don't I I would have heard that come it would've made more sense to me a month ago that comment would have made more sense to me when the Lakers were going through that trade stuff when even earlier in the season whenever it was like, hey, how do I play with? Lebron? Do I do this? Do I do that? And you're trying to fill your way through it. That would. But at this point, look Brandon Ingram Kyle. Kuzma, the last couple of games have been the most consistent performers that they've had. Coups causes. Brandon Ingram stats from the previous game were somewhat paddock because it's all ready a blow out and he's getting garbage buckets at twenty nine points. Didn't come to twenty nine coming you need it. But to your point overall, especially statistically from an offense with standpoint, they've been present they've been there. And so I'm looking and I think the one thing that we're not spending enough time talking about the one name that we haven't brought up so far this morning. The one person who hasn't been available to us is Lonzo ball. His defense has been one of the main reasons why this team was top ten defensive efficiency up until his injury. I warned us yesterday. Mike Conley may not be an all star. But he isn't all-star. What do you do last night? Thirty and five I warned us. Yoenis villa? Cina? St- Latinas is a very good big, ma'am. When he do twenty and thirteen that's fifty points right there bully ball from Yoenis and nobody can keep Connie from doing what he wanted to do that's going to be a reoccurring thing. And there's nothing on this roster. That's going to change that except getting healthy Lonzo getting healthy because every single time someone penetrates he got a big fellow who's really a slide over collect an offensive rebound. Get easy put back key. I wanna go back to semi said that you know, people we took a phone call there. You see other things that people are criticizing LeBron a little bit for this, and what's going on and h hard to criticize LeBron just in the basis of the numbers because the numbers this season virtually identical to what he's done for his entire season. So you can't say, oh, he's scoring fewer points. He's getting fewer assists. It's not that at all. But just tell you tell me because for me the test with LeBron it doesn't feel like I've seen. Seen. Lebron play the numbers are there. But just the I test isn't quite what I've seen from him previously. It is to me except he's coming back off injury. He's still doing some of the same things. He did in Cleveland. The only difference is is now closer to you closer to you know, you see bits and pieces in Cleveland you seen the national televised game you see, but you might miss six games in a row and catch a highlight toot nab, but every night that he's on the floor. You're watching ninety percent of the game. So you're you're you're watching every single thing. So it just looks different to you. But his numbers and everything else is engagement though. It's I that's a really good point bit. It's the game. They point his with his teammates engagement with the team the way that he's affecting the game. It feels different because he's probably not very happy with his team. Probably not in this the team that he put together that might be closer to the issue on headline in the morning and the latest on Bob Kraft. That's next.

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Mason and Ireland [HR1]

"All right. A very special very special. I saw you did it at is. You said there would never be a very special episode Mason Ireland. And now you're doing today is a very special Mason and Ireland for Veterans Day and really excited to have five different American veterans come in and do the show with us leading off specialist fourth class US army JC love J C. How are you man? Doing great maze. How're you doing everything in JC? Thank you for doing. This win. Were you in the army? I was drafted in to nineteen ninety six in may and a seventy six sixty six sixty six sixty six say nine then they don't remember anything. No, that's okay now, it only took three cracks there. Yeah. Out in sixty eight. I I must have been drafted in sixty five got out in sixty seven. Is it true? You received a purple heart for your service with I don't want to bring back bad memories. But. How would you receive the purple heart four I was writing shotgun on a truck convoy, and we got ambushed. And so we all you know, got out of the trucks and into a ditch on the opposite side of the road. The the driver was next to me next to him was a guy caught on shoulder notably passed away while I didn't know I was hit got back in the truck. After the action was over thought, I'd wet my pants and instead of with something else. Instead, you I have well, we we talk all the time. And I know you listen to the show Jesse we Mason, and I are unapologetically pro-military all the time. We thank you for your service. I think the fact that you want a purple heart in in combat should mean, you should never have to pay taxes and get all the basketball seats you want. But we'll keep fighting that fight and see if we ever win it. I heard say that before. Yeah. But you know, they've been so good to me at the VA. They pay for one hundred percent of my health care because I have a purple heart. I've been through serious operations serious surgery. They've paid for everything goodbye have no complaints. And while I appreciate your your thoughts that you're doing. Okay. Okay. Good. All right. Let's let's. We're there's as you know, because there was a huge weekend. You may see what the ram game is at the Rams game yesterday. It went down to the wires much closer than I thought it was going to be. I thought after we scored that last touchdown that it was going to be over. But Seattle came back they scored and then it went right down to the wire. It was very very nerve wracking at the end. But the defense held him off. I'm concerned about a couple of things with now the next ram game is Mexico City. Yes. Week from today against the chiefs. Have this high powering often makes you were there? It seemed to me just watch it on TV kind of like I was getting ready for Laker game. Was it not pretty easy for Seattle to run on the Rams? Well, that's what Seattle does. I mean Seattle. That's all they do is run up the gut or they run that RPO with Russell Wilson. The thing. That was amazing. Was they were not able to throw the ball. Seattle was not able to throw the ball. And they were in. Russell Wilson's face the entire game. But yeah, they were able to run the ball up the gut with. Mike Davis in particular yesterday and Kareem hunt is an excellent running back led the NFL in rushing last year. It'll be the guy running the ball in Mexico seeing, you know, do I understand this right that they are going they're leaving. And they're gonna go train in high altitude. They're going to go to Colorado. Do not know the answer to that. I know that when New England. A couple that in training in Denver, and then going even higher to Mexico City. It's even higher than than Denver is. So the altitude is very. And smog year. Yes. Yes. Now following the Rams JC closely. Yeah. What do you? What do you think of this team? I'm concerned about the previous game when the didn't get a sack and they couldn't get a sack during the first half. And I would have thought they would manage to change some of their offensive assignments and defensive assignments. So that they could well I would argue JC that they did. I think that if you look at the saints game, the one you're talking about and I'm with you, by the way, I not getting any sacks with the line. The Rams have now that they've got Dante Fowler. They actually have four first round picks on the life. They have Aaron Donald and consumer you and Michael brokers and Dante Fowler. Yeah. We gotta talk about him to say. But so JC, right. I know it's drew Brees. But it's some point you have to get to him. But here's what here's what they did. Do they got run off the field in the first half thirty five seventeen seventeen at halftime the third quarter. They didn't allow anything and in the fourth quarter. They allowed a field goal. And then the one play to Michael Thomas. So they did something they did do some type of adjustment to clean things up. What my thought Kansas City game is I don't know. They're kind of like looking in a mirror. Yeah. Because Kansas City can score the way the Rams score. So do you want to track me do you want to forty five to forty game? Or if you're the Rams say, wait a minute. We have Todd Gurley. We have a big offensive line. Let's just ball control. The chiefs to death will keep Patrick Mahomes off the field and win this game. Do you see what the over under is sixty four? I'm not surprised. Over it'll be the low it'll be the largest over under in since nineteen seventy first team to fifty wins that game. What do you think? Yeah. But but I'm thinking if you're the Rams and McVeigh's kind of an offensive genius. I don't know if the idea is just do what you normally do and run all those jet screens and scores quickly. She can or give him tons of Todd Gurley. Give girly thirty-five carries and see if you can. Chiefs defense, isn't that great chiefs defense is not good. They're just not good. And the Rams defense. Let's face. It has not been good. Yeah. So so we with that in mind. Would you not just want to have the ball is much as humanly possible would not I would wanna boat race? Okay. Let's see if our boat is faster than your boat. The two of you. Yeah. Well, we'll find out. I mean Todd Gurley. Looked Todd Gurley has obviously been unbelievably he did not have a good week against the saints because they took away Todd Gurley. They just decided what you're not going to run Todd Gurley on us. And they put the number one the NFL against the run. Right. So we'll find out. I mean, I think that you match them punch for punch, that's my personal opinion. And that's the game that I want to see what touted Marcus Peters look yesterday better. I mean wide receivers did very little damage Tyler Lockett had one big catch. But that was about it. But at the end of the game against Seattle game plan is to run the ball up. There weren't that many bills in the air come in from Seattle. There were not I think maybe there were two wide receiver catches all day long. Now, if you've been following the Rams since the Jeff Fisher days, I have. Can you believe what has happened since two years ago? It's hard to believe and Sean is something else. Just you know, it goes one into one in a million literally because they they rolled the dice on a guy who's thirty one years old at the time in the him. Everybody said, what are you doing? It could have gone completely the other way. Instead, you've kind of this Boy Genius. Yep. Genius since so yesterday when they won he has not. Lost back to back regular season games in two years. Yeah. So that's a really good site. JC back to the point you made that if you are getting beaten, nothing's going, right? You've got to make adjustments authencity and defensively they do. And after the game. I don't know if you've got a bit after the game vase sounded like it was a loss, and he was met. He's mad at Dante Fowler forgetting that that's inexcusable excusable. But here's the thing. I don't know what you do with guys. So for example, if he would have said, all right? You don't get it. You just gave us a personal foul penalty get out then he doesn't make the strip. Then you don't get the strips the fumble recovered. I mean, you you take the good with the bad, but he basically handed Seattle touchdown putting down and the fifteen yards. And I guess he must have said something pretty awful to that referee to in order to get the fifteen yards. You know, there's a lot of trash football that are in we can pivot a little bit here to the Lakers have technically. Game last night. Laker game tied with a minute to go. Yup. And Kent bays Moore who used to be a Laker. Really smart guy goes the he thought there was a ball that got thrown off a somebody's leg and the Lakers picked it up and started a fast break and tied the game and base more thought it should have been called a kick. And he ran over to the ref and he started yelling at him. And he started kicking he dies and the rest lake. You can't show me up technical. And so he gave the Lakers a point with a minute to go in the final score was one zero seven one zero six I don't understand. Why players think them getting their point across in the case of Dante Fowler or them yelling and an official in the case. It can't pays more. Where is the disconnect that says that's not going to kill your team? It kills your team. Every time. I haven't seen a foul called in the NBA where the offending player ever gone to the official in started talking to him with very few exceptions. Magic Johnson used to complain on every single whistle. Lebron complaints complaints is fair share. But I'm just saying complaining is one thing getting technical doing Dante Fowler did is something when when we come back I want I want to ask you I want to point something out and ask you a question about. Due admonishments work. Oh, that's a good question. Okay. If you if you are trying to get someone's attention. Yup. And trying to get them to do their job. Yep. If you put them in a room and yell at him about a good admonishment. Does it work? We'll get into that next. Mason Ireland and JC love ESPN Mason, Ireland ESPN LA, we are joined by JC. Ireland and JC love JC specialist fourth class US army. He fought in Vietnam in honor of veteran's day, he is here and co host and part of the show with us. We were talking, you know, one thing I wanted to ask C before we forget is we've all seen the movie good morning Vietnam in the armed forces radio network. Did you not get to do that briefly for for a day or two tell us about it? Well, I was rotating out in another month. But the guy who was doing it was out earlier age. Adrian chronometer was the guy in the movie. Yeah. So they gave of the jocks. I was at that point a jock on the FM side. They gave us each a week. So I did it for a week. And it wasn't at all like the movie. The movie did a disservice to what it was really like like did you like the movie or not like it? I was embitterment about the movie. Okay. It was. Okay. But it wasn't. You know, what I knew it was that? Okay. Somebody's dream this out. And no point did you yell? Good morning Vietnam on the radio. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh, you did. That was sure. Yeah. Yeah. So the the yelling the way we did it very differently. I thought so right. Yeah. And they'd probably wouldn't let Robin Williams get away with that stuff. No. Let me sense that you were in the army. That's JC. Good question to ask you the because in real life in most office buildings in most workspaces, there's very little yelling. There's very little confrontation. There's very little admonishment. Yes. In sports. It happens. All the time coaches jellied players GM, Shelly coaches owners yell at shell and other player. Right. They it's just. And so on October thirtieth when the Lakers were two and five. Yup. The story broke the story broke that Magic Johnson had admonished Luke Walton brought him in his office yelled at him said, what are you when offense running what are you doing scolded review? It got the word admonished, the admonishing admonish them. And and so the reaction when you know would have been walking around Cincinnati is. Wow. What what's magic yelling? Should. He be patient lake's going to take time by magic didn't apologize. He said, no, that's my job. I'm gonna yell at these guys. All right. So two and five on the day of the admonishment. Since five and one. Yup. Are those two things related? I don't think. So you think the schedule got easier? I think that the teams got better custom to playing with each other. And they started playing together better and they played quicker for longer. Periods of time. I just thought that that's what happened it is. It is hard to say though, right? Well, well, how can you never when I'm leaving out a very important factor. I mentioned five in one sense. Three of the five wins are Tyson Chandler who seems like exactly what they needed. He's been a plus number in all three games, plus minus numbers. And then last night he saved the game crowd on its feet Carter Carterton bounty brings into Trey young in the back court young in. No, hurry, Watson across half court with ten seconds to go guarded by Ingram. Eight seconds to go young dribbling five seconds to go. Trae young still dribbling straight still dribbling. Cut down the middle over. Bye. Seven. Baker and very rarely DC team win on a block just doesn't happen. Very often. It's changed guys the way this team competes because before if you needed a basket against the Lakers. You just did what they did you isolate on somebody and they had no rim protection. So in that case Brandon Ingram got isolated on trae young trae young dribbled right around him. And in the, you know, before there was nobody there to stop right, and now Chandler's just this mountain of a guy that stands in front of the rim like Shrek and swats everything away from the castle doesn't get three second calls either right manages then right, right? Yeah. He's been he's been nothing short of a of a revelation for them here in these couple of game since neat because you know, he's from here. It's a great story. It was a great acquisition by the front office. Lebron clearly loves the guy jumped on his back after the block shot last night. It was a really cool moment. Right. So let me ask you guys a harder question. By the way. Can I answer the last one? Hell, yes. Need something to do with the admonishment. He thinks that's exactly why Magic Johnson wanted it out there. Magic Johnson one hundred out there because he's not going to settle for anything less than great. Whether finally over five hundred six tough game Winston the next game. Wednesdays against Portland who's going to be mad because the Lakers beat them in Portland. All right. So I went to once you guys to both consider this before you blurt out. No because you're gonna want to blurt out. No. All right. Let me make the full presentation. Lebron James has three or four really good friends in the NBA. Right god. And I'm pre- don't yell. No yet. I'm pre- blurting. Okay. Consider this pre blurted. Chris Paul is among them. Yes. Of course. Dwayne Wade is among them. Yes. And so is Carmelo Anthony. Carmelo Anthony is going to be released by the Houston Rockets. Probably in the next forty eight hours. He is. A tremendous mid range shooter at this stage of his game. He's not the three point used to be. And he doesn't offend very well, but. The Lakers aren't playing Michael Beasley at all. He's like basically not even on the team. Would you consider? Replacing Michael Beasley JC with Carmelo. Anthony. Would that be an improvement? No, I thank you. Thank you for waiting waiting. And now. No, no, no God. No. No interest at all fast-break team. Let's give the ball to Carmelo in watch it stop. He is. He is a ball stopper. So. No, I think he's going to Philly. Anyway, what will be interesting Philly, by the way, pulled off the the big deal of we traded Butler, and we type at that to a Mace. I'm assuming you're a hard. No on this hard. There's there's no harder know than the one. I'm giving me right now. I told you. Than we did. I take this summer. You are all over me. I kept saying bad move for the rockets. Bad move for the rockets. The reason they're not playing well is missing the defensive PJ Tucker and Lou combine moot. They were placed him with Carmelo Anthony. And look after what is it like ten minutes? Ten game games. They're ready to cut the guy come on. What are we want them for scoring because what's happening at the end of these games? JC US earlier. Why do the Lakers blow? These leads is for whatever reason they you know, at the end of games against Alistair up twenty again yesterday fifteen they tighten it can't score criminals gang get. Yup. Bucket. If you need it, but come on biggest biggest problem with this Lakers team has been defense more than anything else. And you're going to bring a guy that plays defense at all. We don't have to play them. You could just bring him in let them know dress up the sidelines bring them in and don't play. No, you playmate spurts when you need points. That's it offense. You take them out -solutely and who you're going to take out instead. Well, they've been playing. Eight or nine guys, it would he would get the Beasley spot because Beazley's not Beasley really not playing. Virtually Stevenson has actually other than throws passes that only he can imagine in his head. I mean, he's throwing passes. On one game this week. He tried to throw a behind the back alleyoop thing about that. Yes. The back alley point did not work. And so he does crazy stuff. It wasn't the end of the game and Lance hit three huge threes that the Lakers needed yesterday. So I mean, I think you keep Lance out there. Josh heart's been great. I'm not so sure you don't find a way to start. Josh art. Do you guys know goddess start, Josh heart? He hasn't started last got to. But here's an interesting stat about heart. He's had a steel in all thirteen at least one in all thirteen games this year. And he also had a steel in the last three games at the end of last year. So he has a streak of sixteen straight games with at least one steal. It is the longest active streak in the NBA. Wow. So it's kind of fun something to keep an eye on. Yeah. Well, listen JC. We appreciate you coming in, by the way, JC these days, you are working as an actor too. And how is that working out joining slow? Well, that's that world, right? Yeah. It is. Mason dabbles in it does ring acting class together. And jaycee carried me through some scenes that I believe. Yeah. Before we let you go. What to you? What's the Laker season? Look at the end can they win? They're gonna put with fifty games and make the playoffs. About sixth. Yeah. That would be forty to fifty would put him in six place. Forty-eight got six last year. Yeah. That feels about right? It feels about right? We'll we're all agreed with that. We've all Dow down a little bit from fifty. Although I'm not so sure I mean, Golden State's going to be the one. Yep. Houston's who knows there? They'd be out of the playoffs right now. Utah Denver Denver looks good Utah doesn't Utah slow. They could crack the top for. Hey JC. Thanks a lot for coming in really great. Yeah. Awesome. Awesome. JC? It is Veterans Day we salute all of our veterans today. And we welcome to the studio army specialist five Lou Riley who also pitched in the nineteen fifty seven Little League World series vs Mexico out Lou thanks for coming in. How are you? I'm doing fine. Just wonderful to see you guys person after listening to you for years for three or four years. Nineteen fifty seven what you must have been twelve thirteen. I was twelve and it was single limitation back. Then we were all big monsters from the Mesa, California. And we went all twelve games. And it was the first time a foreign team had gotten in the Little League World series for Monterrey Mexico, and they are all about average four foot eight and half of them suffered from nutrition and during their practices. They went out and played soccer while we played baseball. But when the finals came around they had a pitcher those ambidextrous angel Mus. And threw a perfect game and beat us three nothing. I didn't give up his fifth inning. But I was considered not very turned that into a movie not only that. But they made the runs come on a home run, and I can understand that dramatic dramatically Lou. And you see the pitch the pitcher was MB extra heat. So would he have did he have glove that one guy in the pet found the dodgers, right? Andrew came up. Heathrow. He only needed his right? Yeah. He had a whole other hand could. All right. So then you're twelve why did you go into the service? Did you draft? I did get your after. I was one of the very last in nineteen sixty eight net, gentlemen. Drafted before me, and he got a purple heart, and I got a broken heart because I left for two years, and my girlfriend waited a month and a half before she. We shouldn't laugh at the great line. Least month and a half there too. You know, what I could type in very few people in the army type because they're all men, and my captain made me a company clerk, which was much better than ground pounding. Yeah. Yeah. And where were you based? I was based in. For the most part and Fort Campbell Kentucky. And being in Kentucky was almost as bad as Vietnam. I have to really Kentucky's rough Kentucky's. So so you're a big baseball fan your big dodger fan, I was until I feel the same way. You did. They lost the game. They lost the series in the first game when they were leading five four or they were behind five to four in Dave, and I call him anal anal retentive. I hope it Saint over ten. What's the were anal anal that he's in? Analytic better to eight. And by the way, I do deal in domain names. I'm pretty sure I do have analytic dot com. And I also have. Has Manny left yet dot com has Manny lesser not happy with Manny Machado. Oh, man. Lost about one hundred million just by his antics World Series. I mean, that's okay. Are you a Steve Steve would not be disappointed? If Dave Roberts was not the manager next year. I if it was up to Mason Roberts would be out. I think that Roberts based on any metric I shouldn't use that word around you guys, but he's had three seasons. He's won three division titles and been to the World Series twice guys. Like that don't grow on trees. Lou. I would I would bring him back. Maybe have a conversation about being less analytical. But I wouldn't get rid of him. Would you? Okay. But here's the deal. Steve when you look at it. It's a lose lose situation because either he decided to bring in medicine every day two days and Fitch kenley for for two innings or somebody told them to do it either way. I see him as a loser for that to assure. You can tell Cody to sit in the bench. Sure he can. Tell muncie. Let's to sit on the bench. Sure, he can keep in the lineup until everybody funny. When he pulled out they applauded hill and booed Roberts as he walked back. Yeah. I noticed. Yeah. So you you feel a lot like I do about this. I do and I was saying right honesty when you were saying that. Yeah. I like the people that say right on Steve. I love those aid more of them in the one day. I didn't understand Mason. You might understand this. So they they picked up his option. Correct. But he does not have an extension. Yes. So by the fact that they picked up his option does that mean he's the manager next year. Even if they don't reach an agreement it does they would just have to work for whatever that deal was. I mean, they basically picked up the team option on him Robertson stuck with them. He's he's locked up. Now, all indications are that they're working towards an extension and BUSTER only told us that if the dodgers moved on from him after the twenty nineteen season that he would likely become the manager of the giants or the cubs. So he is a a hot commodity. He would follow foreign Saudi up to San Francisco. Or work for three. Oh in Boston post Joe Madden. So there there's a market for Dave. I agree with you though that. I don't know if he was making those decisions or the front office was making those decisions, but they were clearly the wrong decisions. And that's just not in retrospect, that's not hindsight. That's like we said it in the moment that he did it what the hell are you doing with Baya's unto bench? And you're just didn't understand it. Both those guys were hotter than specis it. He didn't bring them any. Brought Batson news seen better days. Is that an expression hotter than specis specis is normally keeps things from being hot doesn't it? I know that that's bad. Okay. How about hotter than Holly berry? All right. Visit in the news today. We'll get. The new. Your baseball fan. Do you? Do you pay any attention to the Lakers of the Rams Lakers? Yes. One thing. I don't agree with you guys in the five-man trade you wanna make or three men plus two draft choices for the brow. I just okay. So I'm glad you read it up. Here's here's the problem. Do you agree that the Lakers probably can't win title? Can't make it run at the warriors unless they get another superstar player. Yeah. And you know, what people didn't realize just how good Koiwa was when the when the warriors were going for their second title. They the Spurs went up to play them on opening night in beaten by thirty. Yeah. No in the semi finals of the playoffs. Bright, quiet, quiet was a head by by twenty. And then he got hurt and series was never sent Paul on her a year or two later. So the words have been lucky, but Louis we accept the premise that they need to get another star. Anthony Davis is as big of a stars. You can get absolutely. And he seems to be a team if they call you, and they say, I struggle with this just like you do because I think they've developed these young players in Kouzmin and Ingram and heart, and they may all be great. But if they call and say, we have to trade Anthony Davis will give an inordinate says give us Kouzmin Ingram heart and two picks is risen first round picks. The other first round picks, and the reason Mason, I would struggle. I would struggle with. I wouldn't start the reason Mason would jump on it in a second is at the end of that you have LeBron Anthony Davis on the same team and that team can compete with anybody. I agree. But there's always the chance that Anthony is going to trip and hurt himself. And but I mean, that's the reality of no I had held rally me walking home tonight. But I keep worrying about Ron get injured. And he for some reason doesn't know he's he's a tank. He's an unbelievable specimen Anthony Davidson LeBron would be almost unbeatable. And I think you're seeing now with the warriors Steph Klay Durant and dream on her basically unbeatable if they're all healthy. So you've got to send in a superhero team to try and knock them out. And you can't do it without stars. No. I agree. I agree. And you know, what these these guys are they're their lottery tickets, right? I mean coups Muhart Ingram their lottery tickets if you've got to move a lottery ticket that hasn't cashed for somebody. You know is already great then I don't see why you wouldn't trade those lottery tickets. Well, our think that because Mesa. And the other thing is Lou struggles more with it than I do. Here's the other thing that plays into it. What they're going to do is the exact same time. They call the Lakers and asked for all that they're going to call the Celtics and they're going to say, hey, give us Jason Tatum. Jalen brown. Terry roars ear and picks. And the first team that blinks gets Anthony Davis. And so you're competing with other teams to try and get him there. Davis went to the Celtics playing with and Gordon Hayward that team would be right there with Golden State. But is your guys opinion that Kawai still might come to the Lakers, or is that I don't think I don't think so clippers. Yeah. Mo-mo Shelbourne told has told me that the most likely scenario is the stays with Toronto. And that's an overwhelming favourite. The next choice would be the clippers and a distant third is the Lakers inquired might he of wants his own team. So they should have got him last year, right? They should have got him last year right before. Because once they got LeBron. Why's yeah. You can make the case. Trade. We talked about the start at this conversation was what would have cost if they would have been willing to give up Ingram Kouzmin and two number ones. Magic didn't want to give up Ingram. So they said we're gonna wait because we can get them as a free agent and now might not work now. All right. We will continue Lou Riley is here who is army specialist five in honor of veteran's day, each part of the show is being co-hosted. By an American veteran. Mason Ireland ESPN LA, it is Mason, Ireland Ireland and Lula Riley Riley army specialist five here for Veterans Day. And we appreciate you doing this Lou very much, Steve I did want to thank you for your tweet that pointed out that the NCAA's moved to USC UCLA football game to five AM Saturday morning that was a retreat. I did was I stole it from Mark wicker, and they moved it to five AM, and they're putting on the learning channel the learning channel. Otherwise. That that game is the least anticipated play at three AM on discovery. They may never replayed. So you told that story that you you pitch a Little League World series? Now, they made a movie of it Cheech Marin was the coach was the coach were you involved with the movie, you know, what the the producer way of Winokur came to me. And let me look it over and everything like that. And it was it was realistic. I went along with it. He asked me for any suggestions of whatever. And I said I wasn't crazy about my small ball three runs given up as a. Can you believe now that the Little League World series has gotten to be the mega of vent televise every every single game? And do you remember shortly after I played they barred the foreign teams from being in their digit really career and whatever because they were so good sixteen years old too. So that probably didn't help there's a fair amount of that. There was a fair amount of that. I'm sure back in the day to and they give they give teams a chance because you can lose twice once brutal. Let's go if you're California team and you're going back to williamsport Yahoos once and turn around and come back gives us a letter grade for the Lakers front office. Sure Lakers fan. That would be the front office. Magic right. Maj? And you know, I noticed in when you brought up the magic thing that twenty five years ago he had developed aids. What a what a stirring press conference in magic kept saying, I do I do plan to coach a team someday to and so he was right about that as well. And he is he has been dealing and living with HIV ever since and has just absolutely thrived in every way, which is an incredible store. And that was probably the worst sports press conference of my life. I thought he was going to die. I we thought it was. Yeah, he was my favorite player at the time. I had to pull over the curb because I was about ready to cry when I heard, and I've talked to seven or eight really tough guys around the league that all cried that day because we thought that announcement equalled he'd be dead in three months, and he was so amiable, but all the guy sitting around him at the diet Corinne and David Stern bus. They looked. Was devastated. And now he's now he's running this Laker team. And this team is interesting guys because they've now very quietly one five out of six this is a real test Wednesday night against Portland is nine three and one of the three losses was to the Lakers. But what they've been able to do two games in a row before the game in Sacramento on Saturday night. Every team had scored at least one hundred ten points against them. They were giving up one hundred eighteen but every team the lowest they had held anybody to was one ten and they held Sacramento to eighty six and then and then the other night at Lanta has was averaging about one nine, and they they would have got there had Chandler not block that shot. It just goes to show you how much difference in basketball one person can make in baseball. It's harder. He's a pitcher Lou that you would know in football. It's harder unless he's a quarterback. But in basketball when you only have five guys on court. One guy can change everything in these three games that Chandler's played they've won. And they've won with defense, which I never thought would come out of my mouth two weeks ago. I just thought they were going to have to outscore everybody. Well, they were in a situation where they're giving up almost six on average sixty points in paint per game. They they allowed thirty six points per game in Chandler's first game and they allowed forty four points in the paint last night. So he has made an enormous difference in this was one of their big problems. And everybody knew it. I mean, everybody knew that they were missing that backup five that second five to come in with the second unit. And he's made all the difference in the world. Kouzmin couldn't handle the role of Ron doesn't really want to play the role Chandler fits the suit. Really? Well. Peripherally? I don't think a lot of people know or remember that Luke Walton was twenty four zero when he took over for Steve Kerr at the start of the season for Golden State ended up thirty nine and four right. So so he can obviously coach. But I think a lot of people think, oh, that's Bill son. And that's why is there. A lot of times coaches get blamed for things that the players. I mean for as much as the admonishment was there, you could you could admonish the front office and say, did you really not think through this? You need a second center to to be able to get through the season. It took them more address. By the way, you said, okay. What's changed? Well, there's the admonishment which may have affected live in one. Yelled at him. There's the acquisition of the of Tyson Chandler, which I think there are two or three and three no sense. Maybe that was the problem that that in fact, they hadn't assembled a team quite fully yet. And now, they look like the team that can that can be the fifty one team that we fifty when team that we've been expecting so Lou, and Lou Riley, one of our military veterans sitting in with us on Veterans Day. We're going to rotate a bunch of guys we found through the show. Have you been primarily a Laker fan? Most of your life. You grew up here. Right. Okay. So how were you about LeBron coming here? I was fine with that too. Because LeBron brings with him a lot of cachet, and he knows a lot of people and like you said. He's friends with that movie producer that's making the movie, what stamp Space Jam Space Jam. And he might offer the lead. One the. I like the K D idea. K JD. You're the co lead of Space Jam it's LeBron Katie. And maybe that's the front end of getting Katie here. I love that idea. I think that negotiation to be going on right now. Speaking of writing, I must tell you that I also write plays and screenplays and several have been published the stage place. I think you'd like the titles of nothing else married. Not buried good. Where was the sexual revolution? When I needed it. Timely. However, there's much more money in screenplays. So I have just finished a great screenplay unsung. But it's very hard to get it produced as you guys. But you guys know Gotham show pro so maybe he was. Chair that you're sitting week. Yeah. Now last thing for you here Lou urine English teacher, and we talked for three hours a day. Do we talk good English? Except that I notice your little bit heavy on the word admonish now. This. But we'll get Mason credit for this. He will throw out words every once in a while. And he'll say or I'll say, yeah, there's no way that's word, and Lou I cannot tell you how many times we look it up, and I would say over the years Mason's, maybe thirty or forty of these words, and maybe to have not been worked. I had words running around in the back of your head and had one Friday when you you weren't here. It was internet seeing which means fighting amongst yourselves when you are I think are very Cesky Padillia. I am which means an excessive use of long for no radio. Don't understand what I'm saying. A lot of the time. I'm not sure if the words are even correct, okay. What about this is more common? One nonplussed. I'm not plus unimpressed. Usa that nonplussed means not not impressed with that. It means more that you're kind of confused or what? Appropriate for me in my life. I. I am proudly non we all. Show is non plus I give you quick fast. What is it fast fast track? We have one minute go. This is ten seconds. I one of you that gets it, right? Wainscott? You're a bus driver. Fifteen passengers on the bus makes one stop to get off. How old is the bus driver fifty five? You got it. He said, you're a bus driver. Michael Michael Thompson, also you've heard no, no, no. No, no, no, say stuff like this. The Toronto Raptors in town and Michael say, hey, Ireland. How many foreign players does Toronto hap. And I'll say I start counting look around six or seven because no they're all there from Canada. If you're in a boarding party. And I know you guys never are that riddle. Hey lewisville. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for coming in. Okay. And remember Ghassem show pro. Pass it down. We will put you guys together. All right. Quick reminder Lakers fifth row Friday again this week. We've got fifth row seats to magic Lakers on November the twenty fifth an autographed basketball chairman's club passes. That's VIP launch were all the stars attend and a supercops gift card. There will be one question that comes from each day this week one from each show this week if you can answer all five of them on Friday, you'll win this unbelievable fifth row Fridays price package. It's brought to you by super-coach. Save time. Check in online and let SuperCup sketch game ready. Visit super cots dot com. Mason Ireland ESPN LA.

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"All right back here on the Sudan show on ESPN LA NS promised my buddy, Israel Guiterrez this year. You can watch him on around the horn on an NBA sidelines near you on ESPN TV on highly questionable. He's got poppy under control on that show. So he's one of the few people that gets poppy under control on that show and doesn't get got. But anyway, he's got an amazing idea. And I think everyone in this audience is going to want to hear about it. So Israel, first of all, thank you, buddy. For hanging out. Appreciate it, of course. But I just did my segment my what's trending segment, and you are maybe the most the most well dressed person. I know I watch you on TV and I'm like damn it. I wish I looked that good in global. So I just did a story in my what's trending segment about Gucci selling dirty sneakers on purpose that basically the sneakers are being sold. They look filthy and they're being sold for eight hundred. Hundred and seventy dollars. So you are again, the have the most fashion sense of anyone. I know would you purchase filthy dirty sneakers for eight hundred seventy dollars even if they were Gucci. First of all, I think you're lying. I don't think that you watch me on TV and think I that I dress that great. True wife. She will tell you. I'm like damn. It is good. I wish I could pull that off. All right. All right. I'll believe you. Well, thank you for that. But no. So regardless of what? People think of the sneakers that I'm wearing they like them or not as long as they're clean. I'm happy. Right. And so this whole idea of the dirty sneaker saying whether that's like the cool like to cool for school like hipster things to do. I haven't really heard of it. And I don't know if they're trying to start something. But I don't think it's gonna work. And so yeah, no. I'm not wearing things. What is the most? You've spent on a pair of shoes or sneakers. I won't tell you which one why? And I'll tell you it was by far the most, and it was just a one time thing, but it was seven hundred dollars down, son. That's not even that bad. I spent five one eight by far the most by far like, I don't do that very often. And frankly, I sort of backed off to sneaker game lately. Anyway. Okay. Fair enough fair enough there. It is I issued tiaras ESPN NBA insider you see him on sidelines around the horn highly questionable. All those shows the Dan lebatardshow, which is where I saw you or heard you today, and you had this amazing idea. So long story short. You have this amazing idea about the teams in the lottery that teams that will not make the playoffs. Right hit everybody with your idea. Go. Let me first of all take zero absolutely zero credit for this. Because a I know it's something that's been talked about before. But I never really paid much to it. And frankly only reason that I even thought of it today was because you got mentioned it as a as a good idea. And then so I just worked out the mechanics of it and the mechanics of that being the fourteen teams that don't make the playoff are set into their own little mini tournaments. And you know, the top two teams get byes. If you wanna get through the technicalities of it the top through teams get buys the other teams play in a immediate one Jayme elimination. And then you have three rounds of the best of three. And if you get to the semi of that so to the final four of that tournament, you are automatically guaranteed. It's south four pick in the draft. And the winner of the entire thing gets the first they can address. And then after those first four guaranteed picks from those semifinalists, then the bottom of the playoff teams, meaning eight feeds and so forth going in reverse order from records fill out the rest, the next sixteenth spots in the lottery, and then the ten teams that couldn't make that final four in the in the bottom five bottom tens of the lottery, therefore it sort of eliminates tanking. It eliminates, you know, even trying to figure out whether you should be in the playoffs or not sort of could still incentivizes making those eight see then that's kind of, you know, make for more entertaining football to watch. And like I said, I know it's something of the like has been proposed in the past. But now that I actually give it some thought. I think it's a great idea. All right. Yeah. Of course. So let let me get destroyed. So you have the fourteen teams play in a tournament the final four teams get those form top lottery spots because the lottery is now four spots. And then. The other ten remaining lottery teams who don't get into the final four are basically twenty through thirty in the first round. And as you mentioned the teams that are seven the seven seeds and eight seeds fill out the bracket that way, and you work that way. But the last ten and spots are taken by the teams who floundered in the lottery tournament that you're proposing. Yeah. And so basically the incentive being like you want to improve. And yes that doesn't help them not getting lottery picks. But all you're trying to do to improve is to get into the top twenty of thirty. Right. And then you get into the benefits segment if you're below that. And you stay in that area, then something's going wrong. Whether if management whether it'd be players not performing like something's going far too wrong for too long that you can't be in the top twenty third. I love it. It's a great idea. No doubt is could terrorist. Joining us here. Let me ask you this. Look, I spend my day talking about LeBron every day here, but you have cover. Yeah, I'm sure it actually has been interesting at least I dunno about fun. But you've been at some of his games you've covered some of his games this season. I look at him. And I think he lacks kind of kind of activity with his teammates kind of the franchise almost like he's too big for the franchise at this stage of his career at least that's what it's felt like from here. When you watch him, though, what's missing in your opinion. Man. I think. I think he's lost a little bit like from you know, let's just say three years ago to now there's lights declined athleticism and just ability to to keep it going for as long as you can. But even then that still keeps them in like the top ten players in the league. I think. I don't know if he's too big for for the league of for for LA for that franchise, or if I think the lack of connectivity. I think is is perfectly fair because even when he got you know, when you got the Miami, and he had sort of other star players to sort of bond with in their prime. I think that's sort of felt really comfortable for him. You know, he continued that when he got to the Cleveland with Kevin love, and and Kyrie, and I think here it was you know, it was almost an UN fair expectation of him to elevate so many young players, and so many random sort of out of place pieces and just automatically, you know, create a a winner there because it has been since he's been a young sort of out of this world athletes since he's carried them. Bunch of nothing to the playoffs. Because basically since his first few years, basically since like eight he's had talented team. He's had right? You know, a very good group around him. So the point where you expect to make the championship around not just make the playoffs. So I think everything's been odd about this season. And probably the strangest is that injury because he hasn't been hurt for extended amounts of time. So I it's just a lot going in the wrong direction. And that includes obviously his age, and his you know, the Klein and it created this mess of season. And I think what makes it more sort of. Salacious or interesting is. That the Lakers, and it's his first year there because there's this whole plan of what's supposed to happen. And now that it's not happening. The way you invented it from the start. It's like, wow. Everything going to go wrong for him. Here are the Lakers going to all of a sudden. And I didn't they all of a sudden because they've done it before Steve Nash Dwight Howard Kobe team that just failed miserably. But are they going to be the the franchise that fails with LeBron like that's just super intriguing? So you add an element of of, you know, wonder to it of entry to it. But when you look at it for what it is. It doesn't seem that improbable that it could have happened that he wouldn't make the play is your good air is joining us here. Of course, you could check them out an MBA sideline near you around the horn, highly questionable and all across the SPN platforms last thing, I got about a minute here. Joel Embiid said yesterday tar Cassidy Hubbard after that game in Boston where they won that. He's the most unstoppable player in the. NBA is he the most unstoppable player in the NBA? And if not who is. But he's the most he's the the interview I want to watch listen to the most I literally flipped on the TV during the fourth quarter to make sure that I watched the end of that game and the interview right knowing that it was going to be Joel. And I think in terms of unstoppable. Yes. I think he is. Wow. I think he's the guy where especially when you know because he's so talented that he can take shots where you encourage them to do it like please take that three please take that pull up from eighteen feet. But when he is giving you the business when he's letting you sort of letting you know, how dominant is is unstoppable. And I think you know, when I watched him come back against the Pacers after missing, whatever it was nine games. And he's still got thirty plus points. If it's just like, all, right? Like he's kind of Zion ish when it comes to the NBA he can get his whenever he wants. And so there's nobody like him right now. And so, yeah, I think he's the most stuff before the league there is is a good year as check him out an MBA sideline on one of our broadcasts on ABC or ESPN on around the horn, highly questionable and everywhere else. Really? He just great work and a friend of mine. So appreciate it. But thank you so much ringing out, man. For sure thank you got it. I that's good air is coming up next. We've got a new rivalry in town. Magic versus Jerry can get to that next. So Donald show here on ESPN LA. Thanks to Israel Gutierrez for joining us there. He thought Embiid was the guy anything's LeBron has lost a little bit. He's still says LeBron is a top ten player but lost the load. There's no shame in that game. If that's the truth, and I don't think he's necessarily wrong. But I do want to see Mike and funches what he looks like. After all this rest this summer. Right. I just think that that to me I happen to think lebrons gonna come back with a monster. And so, but it's funny man is he I remember this because I was. I was doing talk shows with him in Bristol back in the day. Do you remember when the year obviously is twenty sixteen when LeBron and those guys beat Steph is he was the only guy at that time. I mean, he called it early right before the playoffs. He said LeBron's going to be super annoyed by all these conversations. This Steph is now the best player in the NBA. And he's going to he's going to win like they're going to beat them. And he was the first guy that I heard say that stuff and he's right? And then LeBron afterwards kind of mentioned that that stuff did bother him. I do think LeBron takes that stuff to heart. I think that having all these months off. I think it'll be different. Ooh. Just think about all the guys. He's jotting down right now on his list of people that he wants to prove to right? So I'm curious if if LeBron after this layoff can get back to what we expected them to be by the way down year at twenty eight or twenty seven eight nine. Is pretty damn awesome. Still thirty four years old. But it's. I I am curious to see I think it's going to help him in the long run. Now how much would that benefit the Lakers? I guess that just depends on what magic and rob can put together which leads me to my next point. So. I want to find the gentleman's name who created this because it is really good. There's a mash up. It's. At pickup hoop is where you follow him on Twitter. He this gentleman created a mash up, and it's video. But obviously the audio plays perfectly for radio of Jerry West is interview with Stephen a Smith, which we played a snippet of yesterday when Matt Barnes was here and. Then it spliced in with different cuts of magic at different points in the summer and during the season about how he's going to build this team. And it starts first with Jerry West telling Stephen A how you should build a team around LeBron then it gets to Jerry. And then you hear magic side of it. And then you hear Jerry West saying how he believes shooting is crucial and you hear magic kind of going the opposite direction. And then Jerry talks about taking the approach with fans that you shouldn't promise them anything and just kind of play it low key. And then it's kind of magic being boastful, right? It is a fascinating listen. It's two minutes. Long is absolutely worth your time to listen to this. I'm gonna play it real quick. And then on the other side, I want you guys to react to this. Because I think again just fascinating stuff especially off the heels of what Bill orm wrote in the Atlantic today. If you didn't get a chance to read that we'll we'll get to that in the next segment as well. But listen to this mash up of Jerry West and magic and their their comments and just kind of the the contrast between them LeBron James the way he plays the game. He is most effective when he has the ball in his hand. That's when he's genius. We don't run everything through him. Because now it is Cleveland all over again. And we don't want that Badea went out and try to get some players that would complement him. But along the way some of these guys haven't shot the ball real well, and as you're well aware, the three point line certainly is so vital today. And if there's any been any disappointment to me watching them shoot the ball everybody. If you're not making a making three you're going to have a lot of run out, Stephen and they're going to be lay ups, and it's hard to defend in spread court with the enormous talent these kids have today an enormous bowl Hammy ability. These kids have today so making three point shots is crucial. The teams in the playoffs shooting. They got beat. Let's break it down really had two great shooters. But Boston took the shooter's out and who is winning Boston. And then we saw what Houston did right Houston. Then have a great suit as they had some shooters. But they had a lot of guys that can handle the basketball. Every series. Right. So I build this team based on what happened in the playoff Houston. Houston boston. So what did I bring in the people who succeed in this league? Are there people that don't talk very much? They don't I don't believe you promise, your fans, anything promise. Emmy going to work as hard as you, can and more importantly tried to deliver on that promise. Stephen, you certainly gave give me way too much credit. I'm just voice, even though I I'm I'm not uncomfortable. Giving my opinion, you know, me finals I've been in. So you think I'm worried about this? Played against Larry Bird in the finals. I mean, come on man, I've been in nine finals, you know, I've been in college NC championship. You know, Magic Johnson. I'm the still the same. Do. I'm not going to change. So Mike and funches. You've now heard that for the second time today. Your dial hard. Laker dies. Battle sound great. Right. Like, if you're a Laker fan, or if you're even just someone who's even tangentially related to the Lakers. That's not a good look when you compare and contrast the two and again, I am not trying to poop. On the parade. Here nor am I trying to. Demean. Someone who I believe is the greatest Laker of all time in Magic Johnson. And is. On unbelievable human being considering everything. He's done for this community and beyond for that matter and for the game of basketball. But it doesn't mean that you can't or you shouldn't compartmentalize those things and discuss the task at hand, which is the job that he is doing here again could he hit a grand slam this summer, maybe and that'll fix everything. But up to now when you hear Jerry West and his comments and his approach, and you hear Magic's in retrospect, it's just not a good look. No, not a good look. But at the same time, it's just different styles. I would say, you know, magic tends to turn things into gold everything that he's touch outside of basketballs far as business and inside a basketball as far as a player. So I still believe in magic. I just think him and Jerry West the style is very different. But Jerry, West has a lie. Lot of years as as an executive so and this is magic it's new for him. Launch listening to that. I don't believe in Magic Johnson. Yeah. Yeah. Jerry West is saying what needs to be said, basically, right? You got it wrong with shooters. Like don't reinvent the wheel. Man is all and that's what I've been saying all year long. Eight seven seven seven ten ESPN eight seven seven seven three seven seven six if you missed would be Lauren wrote in the Atlantic. We'll get to that. Because it kind of plays into this conversation. Too much length is gonna stop by five fifty five. We'll talk some football with him about what's going on with the Rams and the chargers and the raiders and kind his whole Levy on bell. Ben Rothlisberger thing he'll be joining us five fifty five by wanna get to your calls here on this stuff. Coming up in just a second so down show here on ESPN LA. One. Hit job on what happened on in the Atlantic today. Bill does a fine job covering your Los Angeles. Lakers, basically was saying that a lot of this is on genie buses plate right now to kind of figure out what went wrong had to fix it. Right. The problem is she's entrusted magic and rob. And those guys can handle the basketball side. I I don't know where she goes if she wants input on how to potentially address any concerns. She has there. It's not an easy situation for her by any stretch of imagination. So I but Bill basically said in his column, and I agree with him that nothing should be taboo, nothing should be off limits. Everything is to be discussed and to figure out how to correct it. How to fix it? How to make it better? Even the things that are good. You can make them better. There's not a lot of good though for Jamba. I got this is always a trip. I get these tweets. I just kind of laugh at them. I think it's kind of funny like I don't take any of this stuff. Personally. I've been doing this for twenty years. Like is this water off my back, man? But we got a gentleman. Here tweeted me at Howard Alonzo adds it down. Oh, ESPN is bad in capital writers and capital letters four hashtag LA radio. He's a heat fan working in LA. And all he does is Disentis and this the Lakers Magic Johnson Jeanie Buss ESPN, Los Angeles, get this guy to LA his shows twenty four seven talking down the Lakers and magic let me say something to you. First of all, let's do it this way, and I responded to him, and you can respond if he'd like. And we can have this discussion here on the radio too. I'm cool with that. But what is there to be happy about right now with the Los Angeles Lakers. When I started the season. I was before who said they win fifty games. I was the fool who said they'd be the four seed. I was before just a month or so ago that toll Bill Plaski when he was killing LeBron and killing the Lakers Bill. I'm I'm telling you I've seen these this dude play they're going to end up being not only thing and into making the playoffs. But they're gonna end up being the seven seed and avoid the Golden State Warriors. But mister Howard Alonzo. I'm sure you're a fine, man. I'm sure you're very passionate Laker fan. I'm sure you're very passionate fan of this radio station. You follow me on Twitter. I appreciate the follow. I appreciate your listening to the show. But. Let's keep this one hundred. I say, what's on my mind. I am never going to be a cheerleader when it's good. It's going to be really good. Okay. One is not good. I'm gonna tell you. It's not good. I'm not gonna tell you. It's raining when someone is doing you know, what on you? You know what I'm saying? Right. So would you do you want me to lie to you? Do you want me to just say, oh, yeah. It's gonna be great. I I have kind of couched a lot of my statements by saying and by the way, this is one hundred percent accurate. Magic johnson. You hit a grand slam this summer and all is done is fixed. But let's face it. That's not going to be easy. Either. You have an aging LeBron James. Term into rants out there telling people few months ago that stars aren't gonna wanna play with him. We've already seen Paul George. Not wanna play with him the one dude that wanted to play with him and Anthony Davis. They couldn't get the deal done. But let's not make it seem like everything on my mouth is negative. I was the one sitting there going waving the damn pompons because I believed in twenty three. Being able to figure this damn thing out, despite the fact that. The five free agent additions besides LeBron James or the five worst net ratings on this roster. So what am I supposed to say? That it's all good. If it turns out good, I'll be the first one to say, hey, he hit the grand slam. I told you that was the shot. He nailed it hit it out of the park home run. This a personal man. This is just like I told you a few minutes ago. It is hard. Sitting here. Trying to criticize Magic Johnson not only because he's the greatest of all time, but more so and even way more important than basketball what he has done and what he means to this particular community. But Mr. Lonzo, I will not sit here and tell you it's raining when something else some sort of bodily fluid is being is falling on your shoulder. Like, I'm not going to do that. I am not going to do that. That is not the way I've ever done businessman. You know, why I do it that way because here's the way. I look at it. I believe on this radio show. We are building a community. And when you build a community you try to build a community amongst friends. I try to treat you like, I would treat my friends if my friend, male or female is going to date someone who I think, you know. No, you probably shouldn't be dating that person. If they ask me, hey, what do you think of Bob, or what do you think of Jane? I'll be like, you know, not feeling it for you, maybe for someone else that works. But now for you. You ask my opinion in this case, my job is to give the opinion, you're going to get my opinion. And it's going to be real. That's the one thing. You can be one thousand percent sure when it comes to me. I am never going to lie to you in that sense. You are going to get one hundred percent exactly how I feel it doesn't mean. I won't be right. Every damn time. Hell I'm wrong thirty seven times between getting out of bed and go to breakfast. But. You're going to get authenticity. Every single time. Eight seven seven seven ten ESPN. I appreciate Mr. Lonzo. You listening. I'm sorry that you don't like listening. Hopefully, you continue to listen because I believe in this day and age. There are too many people. And this goes for sports. This goes for politics. This goes for any walk of life. Now, whenever people have an opinion about something people want affirmation, they want you to be cuddly. Oh, it's gonna be. Alright everything's will be cool. Don't worry about it. It's okay. That's not gonna help anything. It's what I'm here to provide. You're right. What I'm going to provide is information, not affirmation, and that's cool. Man. It ain't going to beat for everybody. And I got that. But I'm going to be real with you because I want us to be a family, right? The insta- fam- like you said earlier, my baby, let's go. So you have to build the the right foundation in the foundation is being authentic eight seven seven seven ten years. PM? We've got a busy last hour for your March. Larry it's gonna stop by a little bit. We'll take some of your calls. And if you didn't catch clay Matthews earlier news member your Los Angeles. Rams. A man of Troy. Joining the NFC champions. We'll have that for you coming up this next hour as well. So Donald show ESPN LA back in four minutes, sit down and show here on ESPN LA, so March Larry's going to stop by a little bit also have for you the. Clay Matthews interview towards the end of the show in the last segment. We'll take some calls here. We've got people fired up. Shout out to my man Howard Alonzo who got me all fired up to we're going back and forth on Twitter. But that that is also part of it like, I'm willing to engage with you on these things I wanted to chat to talk it out with you. But you ain't gonna change my mind that this was a good season or that things are going. Well, right. Like, I I don't see it outside of what I've just said they hit a grand slam this summer, and it's literally. A long shot. Now at this point. Now, the unfortunate aspect of it is I even said. Two weeks ago? I still think they get Anthony Davis in the off season. Because what did I tell you? My Kyrie is going to be the key and Kyrie sticking around in Boston. Right. Right. Right. How about K D too though? But here's the problem. Katie to here. But I'm saying Katie being the main key, right? But I do think replays a bigger factor there because he's got more options potentially. But now, we got this unfortunate situation with Brandon Ingram. Do you think New Orleans is not for Brandon Ingram right now? Like being Orleans for a second. You're gonna take the chance on training for Brandon Ingram right now in the summer. Yes. I will. I would I don't think they would. I don't think they will. They're going to want to see him play and be okay for a while before they do anything like that. And you're not gonna be able to do that in the summer. And that's the problem that actually I think is as big a blow as anything is the unfortunate health situation Brandon Ingram 'cause it will not let you get Anthony Davis. I believe. Now, look, maybe there's no deal out there for New Orleans in the summer, and they end up having to take whatever the Lakers, give them if that happens, then they're back in business. There's no doubt about it. But again, you're going to have to do something that most people who are smarter than me believe is very difficult to pull off. And then of course, there's the free agent stuff in the below Orem column, he talks about how Paul George, you know, didn't want to be with the Lakers. And that the guys that are the big free agents. Now are not as interested like Kevin Durant talked about a few months ago that plane will the star is not as easy, and especially as he gets older that may be even more challenging now. I still believe someone will play LeBron. But I don't think he's going to be why I don't think it'd be Kevin Durant. I don't think it'd be clay. And to me those three best free agents out there. Maybe kirie, maybe if you get Kyrie maybe you're back in business. But again that kyri can go a million different directions. You want to try to figure out what he's gonna do for real. Let me ask you this. What's the difference between the chaos if you wanna call it something like something related to what Katie was saying? That's around the Braun in Los Angeles now because LeBron's ear was the difference. If Katie goes to New York in that media around him, I think Kevin Durant. If he goes to New York, I think he's gonna get chewed up in a lot of ways that he's not expecting. I do the some of that is overblown now. Because now a social media is just different right? Like the media in general is different like the Frank Sola covering you in New York eight tougher than my man Howard Alonzo here. Tweet me. You're going to get the same grief from people. If you open your mentioned, it's all good like, I don't care about it. But he surely is L does. So I don't know maybe that doesn't matter anymore. I don't know. I I think it's still a thing because there's just too many publications and New York unlike here where I believe the media is very respectable. In the sense of respectful. I mean today with athletes and you're listening to Caspian, Los Angeles. Big strap you still have the New York Post right tabloid headlines each and every day, you know, what I mean like that legitimately like, it's the National Enquirer Patrick is in Pasadena. George. I can't believe you're listening to somebody telling you you don't belong in LA. You're welcome. As long as you're willing to we hope you stay forever. That means said I've said this from the get-go I've called a bunch of times saying there's magic has done a terrible job. He's been much closer to Phil Jackson. Then I feel bad. We had a good Jim Mitch Cup check. And he tied himself to Jim Jim basically latched onto midst kodjak and just forced him down with him Mitch dove on the sorts of lake organization. He was a great GM that being said every move magic has made every single move. He's been taken advantage of by other GM's is opposite of every expert. But in terms of building a team for fifteen years watching the Brown James fans have had better ideas than our own president of basketball organs, president about full of rations is not okay, we see, oh, he should Moscow untradable contracts that got moved twice move. Twice. Russell has turned out to be a pretty good player to get rid of Mazda, which everyone else seems to be able to do. Oh, we got out of that except Mitch come. Check had no problem training progress or buying them during the draft about giving things up. We would have got him. Let's not make mistakes about that. He has made bad move after bad move. And we've now jeopardized our future. So we have to go all in we have three years now because we gave away our future. We didn't restart our future. We didn't build a good team. So we need to bring in a Butler. We need to bring in a boogie cousins guys that are just here for money that we can max out and not have to get rid of Kouzmin Ingram, hopefully, keep ball and try and do that. Because that's all we have left and she needs to make the decision if he doesn't hit a home run. This guy thinks we went from Laker champ to and the GM ruin it in the city, and that's just the fact of of a lifelong Laker fan. He's doing a bad job here. Thanks. Yeah. I mean this season let's face. It was a failure that there's no other way to describe it. And honestly, I don't think he would say anything different. To be honest with you asked him like, I don't buy. He he had standards to make the playoffs this year. And they did not reach that goal. And I just don't think you can blame it solely on injuries is what I'm saying. And that's generally what you get in these conversations. Okay. Because injuries happen to every team is kind of the point. And then old John Ireland earlier today we were talking about a during purgatory we say, oh there were fifteen in eight when all those guys were healthy first of all that's only a twenty three game sample size. That's a quarter of the season. Who were they playing who? Did they beat in those games? What was the schedule like there's a lot of factors here. Okay. And that doesn't just mean because you fifteen and eight that means you're gonna win fifty three games. Okay. There's highs and lows in every season they were basically healthy everyone, basically except Lonzo when LeBron said remember oh activate early playoff boat. And what happened they beat Houston? And then they lost to a bunch of other teams. They pulled me with Houston with the wind Houston. I sat here. It's oh, it's on, you know, even though they were one in two with the Houston, even though they want they'd be I thought beating Houston that's a big step LeBron's going to get better. He's gonna feel healthier, and it it didn't happen. But if you built a better team around LeBron you wanna make the playoffs because the five worst guys on the roster of the five other free agent signings, not name, LeBron James, and that's not you can't argue the facts will before you go onto another call. Can you say everything that could have happened? That was bad pretty much happened to the Lakers this season, right? Sure. It was a complete cluster bleep. Yes there. No doubt about it. No doubt. Bill is in Costa Mesa. Great show. I listen to you on the way home every day. And I like it that you say how it is in don't suck up to the other, callers or the other teams. Well, but look my point is this real quick Bill like the Rams they went to the Super Bowl when you heard me talking about the Rams all I did was talking about how great they were case. You buttering me up your thank you, Sean. I appreciate you. I think the biggest problem with the Lakers are three really three thing. Major things I say wrong with the Lakers. You got Pelinka who all the other general managers hate, and they'll never do business as long as the Lakers. They're gonna do their best to never trae the good player to the like the other thing is like you said magic is inexperienced. He's great for the city. He's great for his committee. He's great. He's a great fan of all sports. He's always tweeting about sports. But as a gentleman, I don't see it happening with him. I really don't. And and the biggest problem is the object of basketball is the score and this year on the Lakers. I'm sick before. And I can shoot free throws better loans about say that again, I can creep those better than them. Man. Let's not get carried away. Bill. I appreciate the phone. Call. Listen, I think Lonzo is much better than people. Give him credit for Lonzo. Yeah. Well, shooting shooting shooting free throws at Chucky cheese. Little bit different. Yeah. Exactly Papa shot. Remember when when Lonzo went down. I was like this ain't good because they're going to rely on Rondo Rondo has been playing. He's been one of these guys. It's been called a good defender based on reputation for the last four or five years. He's not as good and everyone gets sucked up into the playoff Rondo stuff. And look Rondo has been the worst player on the floor for them this year. Statistically that is in arguable. So we're switch gears the football. 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Hour 3: Joe Thomas

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

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Hour 3: Joe Thomas

"Tomahawk podcast is where you check out some of the work that he's doing it's fun. He's fun. Joe Thomas, our friend used to be a very big giant person. And now he's lost a lot of weight, and he's all shredded and stuff, and he looks like the rest of the mortal. So I've got some important debates. I need you to settle around here. First of all Joe. And thank you for joining us. If you're on the flight, and you're not in first class and the basket of chips comes around what is the proper number of bags to grab from the flight attendant coming down with the tray of chips. That's a great question. I would say one to two anything more than that. And you're just gonna look gluttonous and people are going to give you a lot of stairs cause just rude. I mean, how long does the flight attendant have to stand there while you just sip through all the different options, and then pull three or four bags from it? That's that's just out of control. Right. You don't really sift. Yeah. You take yours and then they turn their head to the other aisle. And then you sneak one out the back door, and then you lie about your kids being asleep. A couple of rows back and then boom, you got four snacks. So if Joe Thomas had to have a chocolate chip cookie would he prefer it be hard or soft? Does anybody prefer heart chocolate? You do make any sense. Dan, does I do? Yes. You could say like you like changing it up and every now, and then you like a heart cookie because dunks swell in a milk. But if you had one cookie for for the rest of your life. Everybody would choose soft. Now, I'm taking hard hardships. He doesn't believe his tastes are unusual. Enter tell him he does not want butter on his popcorn and all of his favorite snack. Right. Here we go. I'm sorry. Joe take that one with STAN Van Gundy before we get to all the other. If you don't put butter on your popcorn. What do you put on your popcorn? You just so how will your feet at plane? Yeah. Just to put salt. Yeah. But, but I it still doesn't make sense because the only thing that has to be on there. And then saw this nice to add. But anyways, I guess you have different tastes than most of the world. He's a genuinely baffled. Joe thomas? I mean, this guy Terrell. Suggs couldn't confused him standing these snacking habits do confuse him top four snacks of all time. According to former fat person, Joe Thomas snacks, not chips snacks. I would say skittles on starburst combos like the pizzaria combos tremendous, and I'm like a movie movie theater popcorn phenomenal. But I mean starburst though, Chris I'm with you. Starbucks for sale. Okay. Combos way overrated. Well, I thought the lemon starburst dad to you. Joe? What do you do there? Yeah. The perfect bag of starburst is just the red and pink don't even know what they call them. But the lemons are pretty much worthless. And really just you're looking for the pink and the reds or a nice change up two to one ratio. Yeah. Oh my God. Joe, you know, that they sell just read starburst now, it's a pack. It's called just the reds. It is so good like a tropical punch. They have a bunch of different ones in there and just the pinks, but you'll never find just the ellos Hanks overrated. Starbucks hanks. The pink cherry mix is fantastic. I mean, how much joy can one have put it on the poll. Guillermo, please at lebatardshow the yellow starburst. You've just throw them off to the side on it just the place filler. That's what those are plenty of crunch till you like bunch of crunch. What the heck is that? Oh, I've never heard of that. You've never heard of Essy's plunge. She would love this. Because he told me he loves Nestle crunch bar. What it is it's on tonight size bunch of crunch. It's a Nestle crunch bar, but in little bite size portions, and it's just little little Nestle crunch. Not just by Nestle's. All no. Bite-size or like little asteroids that fit in your mouth and they explode asteroids perfect. If I have a bar. I get to decide what bite sizes. How do you eat a whole car? Joe Joe Thomas, once why don't you tell Joe Thomas, how you eat a kick you eat a kit, Kat, well, actually, I don't like kit cats, but when I do when I just bite into them. Are you an animal? Uncivil. Joe? Joe Thomas is done squeamish, you're making a whimper like a scared child because of your eating habits. What is Joe Joe you find it blasphemous that he doesn't break apart a kit Kat bar, correct? Yeah. That's why they make the ridge right down the middle. So you break them apart. And then you take nice bites whatever size one, he's probably the same guy that eats a whole string cheese. You know, three bites at a time. That makes no sense. You gotta pull them apart. No, no. I yeah. I do it string cheese like that. Okay. I don't think anybody needs it that way. Fight into string cheese carry. I'm actually with them on this. Bite into it. The strange gets jail time. Cheese. I like body right into that thing. You've been surrounding me. Are you kidding? The air more at lebatardshow. How do you eat string cheese and go ahead and give them the two hours because we've got genuine normal person like a weirdo bite for me. A strict piece of string cheese half of it. Boom. Next half gone. I'm with you on that. Yes. How else can we offend Joe Thomas as every sensibility? Here we have some divisions on whether or not the red dorito is better than the cool ranch. Doritos you can only pick one for the hall of fame. Joe Thomas is picking what? Nacho cheese is clearly better. Whoa. You're not a hall of Famer gutter. Wow. Guber bad what back off everybody just back off? Joe? The floor is yours are apology. We're just mistreating you because you're one hundred and fifty pounds lighter than you used to be. Thank you. The Nacho cheese is everybody's favorite. It's nice as a snack by itself. But sometimes if you're making a taco salad. The the cool ranch is nice. As is like a little bit of a train when you're eating it with something else, but type cells the Nacho cheese, the Reto where you gotta go gel. One of my favorite things in life is French onion soup, the soft bread the soggy bread. Could you not sleep on that? Because I could. It'd be hard to sleep on it. 'cause you'd want to eat it. Put on imagine sleeping on it show. Blankets. So you're pulling cheese over yourself. Doggy brit. The second guess your fantasies. Chris cheeses the blanket. What is that stuff? Called the hell's that stuff. Call. The best. Joe thomas? They use whatever. Joe Thomas Tomahawk Todd cast is available. Now, you should check it out if you're going just just chips Joe top four chips of all time. You can only choose chips. So the top four according to Joe Thomas, art. Fritos? I like the scoops because they're probably the best kind of putting dips in your mouth Nacho cheese. Doritos I do like the ruffles like the ruffles have ridges. Those are pretty stand. Hold on. What flavor though because STAN says the only way those can be his plane. I like the potato chip flavour. A rare. Been a person who's agreed with stand on that? Thank you. Joe? Finally, man. And I've also always liked the Pringle. You know, they're they're a little wave and you go through them pretty quickly. But like a stack of three Pringles is a real nice fight. It combines like a really good texture. I don't even know from belting. But also flavor that kind of. Three though because everyone knows once you pop you can't stop. How are you getting your hand in that Pringles jar? You have. Hall of fame. Detect away such a good question. Really you eat them out to eat bring like a pelican just throwing them into your mouth like you, drink a beer, right? Yeah. Man. I haven't had my hand in Pringles jars since. Well, how much weight have you lost? You look right now like a specimen you also don't look like a hall of fame lineman. We'll take you very much. I'm bad about fifty pounds from last year at this time. But actually, you know from when I was playing which the Browns were in in the playoffs last year. Spoiler alert. You must be so excited about the Browns as soon as you leave. They get interesting at ease past actually. Talk about him. They they got a bright future. Obviously when you got young talented quarterback receiver defensive back in defensive end. Those are kind of important positions. When they traded for delta where you like come on. Joe into the question. That's what I thought. Logging for these tips for ten years. Now, you gotta receiver now. Thank you for being with us. We. Has your turn asleep clock adjusted to the time change I've thought about it for many years, I've been sleeping on a casper mattress for a long time. And casper mattress means I'm guaranteed to get a great night's sleep every single night. The casper mattress combined four layers of pressure relieving phone for all my comfort. 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Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting dole living most of her life in the dock inside the other nesting does he has plenty of time to think if could sadly she has no brain, however, winning in a most nesting dole, his gyco not only saves people money, but also has been providing great service over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious. You should switch because. Yes. Switching to Geico is a no brainer pity in a most nesting Dollond lot in life. Donlevatar texture writes in been listening to you guys from the beginning. And just saw you on TV for the first time. Wow. Dan, looks like he has a bag of Nichols in his cheeks and stugatz looks really unhealthy too guts that sounds about. Right because I am. Yeah. And it's because I do VC's live at our show with two guys on ESPN radio. And he reveals on what it is that your podcast will have on it tomorrow. You wanna tell people who's doing the work for you this week? I I'd like to tell you all about it. I just haven't started recording it yet. But we have some fun stuff in the works. I can tell you that much my friend. All right. That drops allegedly at noon tomorrow. Stupidity. It may or may not drop he's been inconsistent with when it is these things arrive he what he hasn't been consistent about is. Making a gift for STAN Van Gundy? While those that transition by me transition. The gift in front of me right now. I don't know what this is. It's been wrapped by to which appears to be toilet paper appropriate. Trust me. And so on behalf of our show coming in here every week and embarrassing yourself and throwing away the credibility of your name. Just on behalf of me. Stan I was the only one. In fact, I should also say angel angel angel Resto does a tremendous job. And he really he made the gift for you. I just wrapped it oh the rabbit the ref. Thank you. But mainly me. The paid a lot for this. Yes, we're opening it. Now, this is not the greatest of audio jokes given that it's gonna take him a minute to unwrap the toilet paper. Mike just yell at him on air. What happened that he's taking credit for something? He doesn't that. He's finding out at the same time. As is what it is. Yes. These go on the back for you to stay. Yeah. Once you ready for the audience. Yeah. It says STAN I'm so glad you got fired Stupar. We are all got fired wanted for those you don't know the art by angel Resto is Stu gods as the thinker on a toilet. And STAN Van Gundy personally requested it, so you could checkouts potty have you checked out pot at all. I have. Yes. Liar. It would be actually. Lie about ski party seems like is something you should do. Perfect. You wanna come out later another plan? So tomorrow at noon, allegedly that will end up dropping Kobe is still talking Kobe is still being interviewed. It's. Got something to promote. It's a little unusual. Was it his closet? Mike Greenberg was in it looked like it looked like it looked like a house the size the closet the size of a house. So it was a closet. Mike greenberg. Went to Kobe's closet for an interview got clarification. It was the NBA store, but it looked like obi's. I imagine Kobe's closet. His larger than any house. I've ever been in larger than an MBA store. I mean, the ring on her finger after the allegations is the mid level exception. Maybe I guess we could have just said the ring. Yeah. Do poverty. So Kobe is saying that the Lakers just have to get rid of the young corps. Get rid of everybody. He's always cutthroat. He's always been cutthroat. He's saying everyone needs to be out of here and you build around the Brown. What are your thoughts there stand? Well, yeah. I mean, I don't believe in just getting rid of them. But if you can make a trade, look you've got to look at the next three years of LeBron's contract. And that's got to be everything to that team. So whatever you have to give up or whatever you have to do to put the best people around him. That's once you went out and got LeBron. That's what you're all about. Now. It's an enormous failure. When you have the same record now that you had last year. The Lakers have the same record rod hurt eighteen games. I know but still got case a LeBron played the rest of them. But right agreed to gods. Yes. He missed eighteen games. And that's fair and it nuke their season a lot of things happen. But for them to have the same like think about this. Right. You don't ad-lib Ron and then have the same record that you had. The year before that's hard to do. Lebron miss eighty two games for them last season. Right. I think people are paying too much attention to this year. I think most people thought the Lakers would make the playoffs. But I think most people also thought it was a throwaway year meaning that they weren't going to build this thing for the broad until his second year with LA. But it was building. I think they still will it was built with the thought as everyone should have. Because it's always been so that you just add LeBron to the mix, and he will make anybody great. And during the height of his prime when his body didn't betray him for part of the season. But you saw you saw what he looked like against Mary zone at the end of the game. Does that look like LeBron anybody in our audience at the end of that game going straight at Mariel his own having no speed and no power. Does that look right to you? There's a lot of lottery picks on that team in the assumption was at the very least with this plan the way that it turned out where it was LeBron these young lottery picks that he could at least turn them into viable assets that you can go out and get a next level. Star. Brandon Ingram has really taken that next step Coco's Muslim prove what are they have. That has value. Stan you could speak to the think Kouzmin Ingram both have value right at draft pick up here. Yeah. Looking grim was playing great after the all star break until the injury. He looked like a totally different player aggressive offensively getting to the free throw line shooting the ball and only play. Well when LeBron was out. He didn't play well with LeBron. Well, he did win. Lebron? I came back. Yeah. He had some big inning amazing game against the bucks. You guys. You also have a player Anthony Davis who is basically said he wants to be an LA doesn't wanna play for the pelicans anymore. And eventually the pelicans are gonna have to take something from somebody. And I think that's enough. I think what the Lakers have is enough. Well enough is all relative to what else they can get. There's no way who's an Ingram is the best offer for Anthony Davis. There's simply no way that I will believe what of its Lonzo ball who's proven to be pretty valuable. What if it's you know this year's first round pick? Jason tatum. Jalen Brown and a and a pick. Do that not knowing if sign long term, I don't know assuming that those will be the only two teams involved. I think is faulty to we've seen Oklahoma City. Take a chance with the guy. No guarantee of re-signing we've seen you know, Miami's going to try getting that game. I don't think they have the piece that they don't have the pieces. I be shocked if they have any package they could put together that would entice New Orleans, but but of course, everybody's gonna try to get involved. But there will be some other teams. I think there's a possibility it all depends on what New Orleans wants to do. But I think you'll see virtually everybody give it a shot donlevatar way to thirty six year old man and whoop. Up on any of us with relative ease. I got a feeling that one of us could take way there's no combination of two of us. They could take twain, wait. I cannot take twain wit Mike, and ROY are they not take Dwayne Wade. You insane. Roy do you feel like you could take? Away to the woodshed would set. No, no, absolutely not. Stugatz. We are fighting Dwayne wheel rules. We are fighting Dwayne Wade. For sure yahtzee. Oh, yeah. I'm good at yachts. Putt putt Ono. I'll beat him a basketball these live at our show with this two guys on ESPN radio. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Guests on the Dan lebatardshow up here via the shell Pennzoil performance line. Here's your sports that are update. Miami hurricanes quarterback tape Martell is eligible to play immediately after the NC double A approved his waiver requests, clippers coach, doc. Rivers responded to the rumors of him jumping ship to the Lakers by saying quote. Well, I have a job and the Lakers have a coach. And I am going nowhere. Stay tuned. And finally, Denzel son, John David Washington has been tapped to star in filmmaker Christopher Nolan's next big movie plot. 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Now their peers, and they're doing it together. But mort is the guy who was Peter gammons in football. Whoa. Was the guy and now schefters coming for wo? Does that mean they'll happening? It's it's a work in progress. But what we've had happened around. Here is yesterday. Jeff passan announced himself. He did only Kirk shin coming to get I'm not only going to break this story on every platform. It's going to be a surprising story on my trout. No one else is gonna have it. And I'm gonna be talking about it minutes later on all the platform, some of them as Elmo if I remember correctly, and I researched it I believe Peter game. It's actually left ESPN parental be network as part of their launch. It was the guy. Yeah. Replace I know point but made it seem as though like Tim Kirkman took. Okay. But you remember Mick sailing team is capable of doing such a thing mcshea is is is chasing Kuyper stuff or your. We all remember where we were when mcshea arrived and dared to argue. Draft with Kuyper never seen it on television. Like, wait. What why would you argue with Mel kiper Todd mcshay announced that early correct did Jeff passan? Yes, or no. Did he do that yesterday? Did he announce himself to everyone as at the network? Hey, there's a new baseball guy in town. I think so. Yeah, I think he did he broke the biggest baseball story and years. Of course, do you think Archie was upset or now Kirch into about BUSTER? He's been on my radar for a while. Because he's hated the Marlins for a long time. I was not a Jeff passan fan before Elmo. Now, I like them that was cool Elba. It does wonders for you really does elbow. I called it album. I don't know. I was thinking the elbow room that little beach on four little bar. What? I mean, just you pivoted to lie the lie. Good bore though. Right. Who's Wilkin coming foreign? I take. All right. Then we all know CNA. Can we absorb for a second the size of that lie? I was thinking about the elbow room a bar in Fort Lauderdale like it's one of his worst efforts here. It's one of stupidity. It's one of his worst efforts ever. I'm with them. It's a good place. You guys don't like elbow room. There was a live terrible live. Why was believe him? Throw yourself out. How about that? Guys are good elbow room story. I I I don't know. All right here, we go. So at the elbow room there were some dolphins and they were partying in the afternoon. Because the elbow room is a historic south Florida bar on the beach, and what happened Billy crystal's desk. If you're talking about actual dolphins. It's on the beach. You never know Honey still here just get out of here. So. You get out of here. So just get outta here. I'll do the thing at least we have on our pay. All right. Get out of here. So what a disaster. So the elbow room the dolphins drinking all afternoon and two of the guys. Okay. Are really competitive there really competitive and the two guys are Larry Izzo and Zach Thomas. Wow. I didn't think that you were going to release a names. Yeah. And they are they're they're talking in there like a ratio out to that buoy out there. I will race you out to that buoy. And so they jump in the water, and they go down they go down there and is oh taps out very early. Because he's like, ooh, this is dangerous. I don't wanna do this. But Zach Thomas is sitting there going to get there. He's gonna get to the buoy and he's exhausted. And he gets to the buoy and those boys don't stay up, man, they're slippery. And they don't stay up. So he gets there exhausted. And this is this will elbow. Room will do this to you, man? The elbow room will do this to you. And like some navy seal guys had to go running out of the bar to save the middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins because he thought the buoy that was out. There was something that he could get some rest on. And he wasn't going to make it back. True story. I took the fun out of that. Sorry. Yeah. Rob Konrad here. Oh, wow. Oh. Yeah. Libertad hard. Thank marty. Smith, you're on ESPN radio to guts. Hey. Bharti? You got. Right. And. Got down here. Nick. Results. Yeah. That's great live at our show with this Stu gods on ESPN radio. So let's update the last little portion here of our NIT tournament. So we could get you all caught up here before Stu gods gets to the polls at lebatardshow on Twitter and Instagram of four seed in our looks like tournament and IT bracket and IT not NCAA. Providence is gone this hurt. This is gone der cutter looks like your dad's friend, Dave. Yeah. That one hurts. Right gone. I'm sorry. Dirk cut her looks like your dad's a friend. Dave you have been eliminated by Arkansas represented by field Yates looks like he yells outlet. When playing basketball on the poll present lebatardshow does field Yates looked like he yells outlet. When playing pick up basketball, Colorado has advanced Colorado is a four seat in the NFC as well Colorado advances that means the Lakers general manager advance. Rob Pelinka looks like a wax sculpture of Rob Lowe. Oh, no. I'm sad to see Dayton. Go. Dayton is good fires that that Pelinka. One is remarkably accurate is it not all of us. Look at. At Lincoln say man, he looks a lot like Roblo. Yes. Dayton's gone that means this gone JJ Radic looks like the guy at the gym that tries to take Jim sell fees. But when someone walks by pretends to scratch his head nonchalantly. I team in his loaded IT is loaded. And once again, the Baldwin's have ruined something else at lebatardshow on Instagram and Twitter. What are the poll updates? You've got their guts. Is it an insult to tell someone? They're not that that God that seems like it was a month ago. Okay. So Mardy fish came through here. And his great compliment for me was you're not that fat. Seventy six percent of the audience said, yes, it's an insult. What are we going to do their Wegner? We for those of you just joining us if you weren't there earlier in the show Mardy fish, the the great American tennis disappointment was a, hey, hey, that's Davis Cup captain, and he wants to be Roger Federer, you try beating Roger Federer. The guy you're talking about his Roddick so. So we have to see if as a team if any of us could return a single serve from Mardy fish to gods. Of course says that he can do it as gods thinks he can beat Mardy fish in an actual tennis. I could get a game off of him. I don't think you're going to be able to return to serve. Anyway, what's the question answer about what I served? Did. You think old rose was going to jump to her, death and Titanic? Sixty two percent of the audience that. Yes, that's shocking. I really don't think was gonna go suicide there did you? I don't think they understood the question. I think they thought we meant all rose like oh L an apostrophe as opposed to the old rose in that movie. Realize the question better. I don't like the results. Okay. Do you want me to you? A new poll question to cater to the results that you think that's. How many snacks you take the flight attendant on a plane? Your choices were zero one two plus fifty nine percent of the audience at one. Doing it. Right, man. He greedy. Does anyone? Call popcorn PC other than Chris, Cody. You are so alone on this ninety eight percent of the audience that no he's Jesus that's a record tying. Wow. Record-tying? Congratulations fat Chris no-one halls popcorn. PC? Is there a big difference between puffy Cheetos and crunchy Cheetos sure is ninety four percent of the audience said, yes, major difference? What type of chocolate chip cookies better? Hard soft stand like the hardships Hawaii things like cord board. I I don't think that standing Gundy has said a more polarizing thing on this show, then he likes the hard chocolate. Chip cookie. Mike have you ever heard Joe Thomas that disgusted by anything for the Browns fan? Suffered one win through two seasons. And I've never heard that level of disgust eighty six percent of the audience that they prefer soft. What is the age of the person uses the phrase, I've got some land. I'd like to sell you. It's actually typed out as I'd like some land. I'd like to send you was Dan just being old anyway, eighty six percent of the audience at over eighty hip believe I said that I've got some Landau isn't even the right thing to say. That's what surprising that you wouldn't say the right surprising about that. Nothing. Do you throw the yellow starburst off to the side? I can't believe how close this was Chris fifty four percent of the audience said, no you Chris. And Joe Thomas were disgusted by the yellow starburst. I mean, it's not good. You don't have it by itself. But you could always add it to the orange starbursts and have nice little com. That's a good point. Actually, I've added to the cherry one case. I mean, that's cheating. Yeah. It is like a cherry wood. You dilute the cherry because I'm trying to make the lemon. Starbursts couple it with the orange work a little smarter. Okay. You're asking me to work smarter. Have we have we had a candy recently that has become popular popularized. Like has there been has sour patch? Taking over the game. Then they really. Yeah. The not new, but he's I think Dan song about a new cat. This is what I'm asking. You guys. Have we topped out snacks or candy flavors? When we're sitting here talking about starburst like we all know what we're talking about. Is there? What's the newest candy to be that kind of popular man? Sour patch threatening to make cereals out of it. This is wasn't when I was a kid all of a sudden mid-2000s come around sour patch. Biggest thing since I spread a good candy. You know, they they changed with the times. Like reese's has very has been very good at progressing. They were just cups. Now, you can get pieces. You're there are no the best candies. Don't need to change in our time. Mike because skittles Joe Thomas brought up skittles skittles. They will this. Our skills are great. But the green skittle used to be lime. And now it's like it's like green. And it's unbelievable. What the end of the segments. Walk back. Take your right? Thank you at lebatardshow on Twitter and Instagram. Not a lot of people have invoked that rule. In a long time. You do though you do have until the end of the segment. With skittles and you Don. But it's been ten years since anyone even invoked that rule. It's been ten years since he has been good. I'm walking out one back. My I don't know how to pronounce this that shouldn't be shocked. Anyone is it Haribo that candy. Herbal higher about the Smurfs. Bo is maybe the best new candy. I have had in years. It's amazing. Putting that in my notes up about a pack at home. If you want me to bring them into new them Selim probably a box ten you'll never. You'll sell it at lebatardshow. You will do nothing that you say you will do it would be inconsistent with being to got aqua. How do you? Eat string cheese. Like, a normal person or like a weirdo choices. Sixty eight percent of the audience elegant normal person. Good. You savage has been wreck into a cheese, stick my go ahead. And update the people on those strange texts you got from your father got Dale on. I'll I'll buy some time. Here does field Yates looked like the guy yells outlet when playing pickup basketball ninety five percent of the audience said, yes, my people have been waiting for a long time, months and months and months to find out find your strange texts from your father there and give people the update they've been waiting at that text messages. 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