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Woj Roman Candle*

Around the Horn

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

Woj Roman Candle*

"The. Schemes of competitive banter, always nice to welcome new face. Ladies and gentlemen, in her first career parents at around the war. Diana Rossini, she comes to us from New York, New York, Brahms born jersey bread. I liked where this is starting off the last name that entered the vowel by a me. All right. Camille Ricky's fraud, enjoy, also you saw NFL LA getting the hand off from Bob, Marley out. Graded that. And if they'll countdown is where you've known from Diana, this is a show, you do not want your score the countdown on tell us you life story and five seconds or less. Tony came out streaming. And really I haven't stopped and to quote the great resilience superstar Marta. If you start out crying you'll wind up smiling. Seconds. We say Diana we go around the horn. Based on over now. I know where brother sister put up with. We're still seventy three hours away from free agency that start Sunday's. Here is a wold Roman handle. Celtics brought runners for Kemba Walker Ramona Shelburne, we start with you point legs, could he reworked Celtics team with Kemba get back to being who they thought they weren't competing in the east? Yeah. I think he's great for their culture. I think they go back to being the team. They were before they traded for Kyrie Irving. He's gonna play the way Brad Stevens wants them to play. He's not. He's not going to have the offense cater to him. He'll he'll fit into what they do. The only question is who they gonna replace Horford with? So they I think him is a great fit for them. Great recovery plan. But if they're also losing Horford, that's a lot of leadership and a lot of in the front court, they don't you page Kemba in Boston has struck you. I'm a little bit more excited than Ramona seemed to be. Leadership. He's got a great personalities could be good in the locker room. I mean I can sit here name like six things that he has the coury didn't have he won't be talking about going somewhere else or staying there. He is a great three point shooter. I think he he in his history in seven categories of the Charlotte, Charlotte team. He led five for career. I mean, the guy brings class and just brings a great player to Boston. And yes, Horford is going to be a loss, but they can fill in with other people. That's a deep team. Kevin Blackstone Kemba in Boston has struck you. To Woody Kimball fan. I mean watching for number years watching when he was in college. He's a great leader, his great score and reminds me of the two point guys that have been there before who basically averaged about twenty five points a game as they Thomas diminutive guard. How did that work out for the Celtics in the end Kyrie Irving a little bit bigger average? What about twenty five points a game? How did that work out for them in the end and Kimball Walker comes in everything? What about twenty five points a game? How's that going to work out for them? I think they need to make some other structural changes with this team have a different approach, maybe to the way that they are coach in order to and have a different approach away. Their coach. What will what does that mean black? Are you speaking about the man? They're building the wing at the hall of fame for Brad Stevens. Hall of fame coach. That's who I'm talking about. I mean maybe he needs a different approach. And as Ramona pointed out, they're going to be without Al Horford is a big part of that team's. I'm not a ride. I heard noth- of this panel. I've see every single now it's time to see what the rookies God into receive floors yours. Well, Tony Woody already made a mistake as he mentioned that kyri was actually a better three point shooter. They'd come by Walker. These Kemba Walker. Car trees, actually better? So. We'll be better with this. Celtics things that were listing the Luder ship in really. That's gos- looking for. But they originally question was are they going to be top contenders in the big east? Here's the problem. It's the other teams. If Kawhi goes back to Toronto, then they're getting better. And by the way, we're not talking about the Pacers. Remember how good they were despite the fact that the depot was injured. I don't think couple walkers going to be the answer to Bryn. Boston backup on I love your call the Eastern Conference the big east that's going to be like the color. You'll get you for that Ramona Shelburne you wanna last word here. Yeah. Look, if they're going to pay him to walk all that money. It also begs the question wouldn't. They be better served. Oh, going for somebody younger and less expensive, like Malcolm brogden somebody in that in that range where they leave themselves some money to improve the team without Horford to Kevin. There's a reason why Charlotte hasn't wanna pay Kemba Walker five years and. Qualify for. It's not just because Michael Jordan, Kevin you seem to want to talk about Charlotte, please. Go ahead. Well, I mean Charlotte, what a what a mistake they are in right? I mean on the one hand as much as we love Kimbe is he really five year two hundred twenty one million dollar player. I don't think so. But the rest of the rosters so messed up that even without him. They're going to have a higher time. We just need to sit in this for a second and take stock of which has happened. Woody page, the veteran career wins leader comes in and be like Kemba Walker. I've got seven reasons why better than Kyrie Irving free points and the rookie Woody everybody's got a plan into they get punched in the face. The rookie Kohl's. You out immediately with stacks that carry Irving shoots forty percent and Kemba thirty six three. Wow. We'll move on. Let's talk about the Knicks. If they can land free agent or if they can't land a free agent. That's the conversation Durant squad. Kyri three bigs Mark Stein reports if they can't land, they'll make run a boogie cousins on a short time deal. Does that make sense? Knick fans have to get used to this new all minted reality. That's the question. What do you sell us about it? Well, I guess it got to be very careful, but I've gone up against Diana Ross, and Diana rigs in the past, I could take on this one too. So. Why, why is it every year in New York City that they talk about well next year? Be is well they can't get caught. They can't get counry. They can't get anybody of than boogie cousins injured again, during the playoffs really didn't give. But one game during that postseason time. Do you really want him in your locker room with these young players? Do you really think that he is the franchise player that Patrick Ewing was no not at all? I just think this is another dream world that the Knicks are living in that they care about else. So let's turn to boogie, if I recall correctly, you are a fan of boogie cousins, maybe, maybe the positive starter member. What is so bad with boogie cousins, the man average twenty five and ten up until he heard his blood, the first Bandler? Well, he's, he's twenty eight years old. He's gonna come back from that I came back for mine. Talking about a guy who's a two time all NBA player four time all-star and you know what? If you get him at this discount, and your team still not very good in the first half of next year, and he has a good year. You can trade him for those draft picks that you want to build up for the future, boogie cousins can ball in this league. I think people ought to be lined up trying to get him to play interests, any of you on the Knicks boogie cousins here. It's one year, a least tool by wine, not take the shot. What if he pops what if it works I'm with Kevin on that? But here's the thing, Tony peer knick fans here, they lose on they're gonna probably lose fence and to this book because of other way if he pops, I don't think anyone's boogie poppy in any direction, mostly achilles or any other direction remote. Let's talk about boogie for a second. Give me the eyeball test that you had in the postseason. Is that boogie look like a guy you can build around even for season? Heroically dragging himself on one leg up and down the court without the ability to jump off of it. I mean they literally had to play zone defense because he can't play defense right now. He's playing on a torn quantity toward achilles. I hear roic he should get all the credit in the world for doing that. But I don't know that I wouldn't invest a lot of money. One year. Why not take a shot at it because you don't need to look far back into history to find out what happens when they don't get Mex free agents and you end up with Joe. Anybody else with Recina here that important fans. I mean this could have been the year that they brought everybody and oh my goodness going the wrong way. We'll move. Let's call was safe France tomorrow. Here's a repeat, no, quote, not the one you thinking, quote, I hope it's just a total belief show circuit. She's talking about the game and attention around the game and the fans and the love for good soccer, but as far as bleep shows, go the last couple of weeks here. This team is case in point yesterday, president and repeat oh and Krieger all friendy Diana, what's at stake tomorrow where and who's the pressure on in this bleep show. Circus. Tony. This is you forty the USA who cares about France. They're playing just for the competitions. About frizzy. Essay here, forget the fact that they're phenomenal. They've got tons of World Cups in Olympic gold medals, this is for equal pay the spotlight is on the right now ratings are through the roof. This is a time where they can cash in get the attention. They're gonna have a big battling court coming up, and what better presentation, what bitter argument to make than the success. That is true. Diana. Thank you very much. I appreciate that. That is also maybe to the side of this conversation. Isn't that when we're talking about this game tomorrow and we're talking about this team in the middle of week where surreal bizarre conversations are happening to the side? Don't you agree Diana? They are. But in terms of the attitude of the Americans right now, they are confident they're outwardly saying, we want to go in there. This is like an NFL team saying, I want to go to FOX and play the patriots. You have to have a lot of edge and confidence in what you can do is going to be ninety degrees in Paris tomorrow, and what better what team has better endurance team US even know the answer to that question. Who's got better endorsed cave. You've got a lot of endurance. About where this team is today going into the biggest game of their tournament. Well, the US team has all the pressure on him as well. They should their number one ranked team in the fetal. Women's writings have been for a long time. The best team in the world. We know that we talked about whether or not they were too deep in terms of talent with Karl Lloyd coming off the bench right now she is scored against his team. They are seven they've won seventeen of twenty three matches against against France. Of course. France, now is a world power, but is all about the US winning this thing. If they don't win it, then we've got some questions to ask because they add absolutely should. I can't believe we're supposed to say who cares about Fred's. We cared about Fred's twice in the last century and helped them out. They, you want to go over the regard to the game. Delis. It's going to be close throughout you talk about hockey in the playoffs. We just witness that the goalkeeper makes such a difference. France has much better goalkeeper than the United States. But the United States does have depth. They do have fitness with will work out in that heat in third. They have the experience of the big stage, unlike France. And so as a result, I see close game physical game from Braeside. They're gonna take up what where Spain left off. This game is going to go into extra time. All right. What US prediction? I'm not asking for Richard just remotely if we could just really just speak in the micro, right here week where we saw team, the president and, and players, the team going back and forth on Twitter. We had a celebration controversy that is lingering for some reason, then we had the game this past week in Spain. That was maybe tighter than some thought. How should this team be entering this game against France? Well, this is the whole reason why the United States is here to win his game. If. You don't win this tournaments a failure. If you don't win if you don't go and finish the job. Like they didn't do the Olympics. It's a failure. So there is a ton of pressure in the American team. But I actually I disagree. I think you really care about France. Francis had the US number three three two against US since two thousand fourteen they beat them earlier this year is through their three to one. I mean they this is a team that can beat them, and they have confidence knowing that they can beat him. So I think you have to worry about France because. The field advantage field advantage over the have you seen the numbers as well. The ratings share the percentage of owns and France that I'm watching the game have been absolutely huge, though. I don't know. Is there a French around the warn here? How do you say around the morning? French. There's a blue. There's a French horn. Yeah. Thank you very much, that would here and if there's not a win you guys talking about in the next shelf. We'll be back. That's around the horn coming to you from the Heineken river deca here. Seventeen. Fire so, and it's a bottle rocket last week. It was that the Lakers were scrambling to get deals done to release their roster and create maximum salary cap space today. Wagner, Banga Jones to the wizards mex- space available question, Mark Ramona question marketing in there. These are some serious, Essex Lakers just to greet. Valerie cubs face, and you have to wonder if they would go through the process of doing that balance beam routine to get there. They didn't feel very confident that they were gonna get a free agent help who who do you get kyri? Is it to? Why is Jimmy Butler might my sense, is they wouldn't have gone through these gymnasts. They didn't feel like they had a good shot at Kuwait, Leonard or Kyrie Irving. And you know, it's too when that order. Or this is four kyri, who would be the better fit into that point blank. We'll get what he's take on it. I mean, look at Leonard's raining finals tune, but I think they probably have better that are shot at Pasia. What did pay option doesn't materialize assure lebrons, and sort of made up the sheer they wanna championship together? And as we all know and I'm learned lately that, that is a great three or four. He's been. Sipping fifty six. All right. Thank you, wait a recover. What he paid Kevin blog installed. Lakers, creating the space going. Well, they did what they had to do. We know that you need three superstars in order to be viable rights, you know, we've just even though we just saw what happened into, but that's been the formula. And so they've created the space to do that. And I would think they would go after kyri. I think that's the player if you went out there and giving the back together again. Okay. And diana. I'm into all that. But really, none of you are really paying attention to what I think, is the big story here, and that's the brawn James becoming the welcome for of the Lakers, guys. He's gifting his number twenty three jersey to Anthony Davis, what better teammate in the NBA right now? Then LeBron James. Furiously. Okay. You think the biggest thing that come out of the, the Lakers critic cap spaces that LeBron giving up his jersey Anthony Davis because it shows that he's welcome wagon. And he's gonna welcome PLA or career and still a New Jersey. The arms are open. Ready to buck? What if he gives his jersey a new number? This is what Kobe did right with twenty four eight. Then you get the sell the New Jersey. It'd be number one in jersey sales. I like to be here in the money. All right by herself to his pants or Zion Williams. Let's take a listen. Cuddled for. I feel like his Julius Randle with hops. Was it is cancer on the heard day, Julius Randle with hobbies. What is that? A good Cup bed Cup is cantered dissing Zion in some way, or no. Yes, he is. He said he's over hyped. But here's what I like about Kanter. He's not afraid to speak his mind. We have too many people that won't say exactly what they're thinking and he during the playoffs he's doing it again now. But he's gonna find out when he plays a good same. Whether he's statement, is true or not Kevin Blackstone. Well, what a burn chose a lot of people to compare I on to sixteen points per game scores trying to get better in the NBA. No, that's thing. Diana rossini. He's obviously not jersey 'cause that was horrible he'd definitely could have done better. Attention to hear dying on Williamson's reaction to this. Okay. So leaning up until this moment, always hear about. Diane, how Bree is what a person are, meantime, I always wrote about how he's got this high to all right? I wanna say house on. This is a mazing thing, every aunt, like this is a good story. But you know what? I'm really thinking about what you pivoting, you know, change the conversation. Like it's all buddy games until the rookie starts getting the key commercials. A lot of it or in this league that are not going to be happy when Ziad starts big indoors. Whoa. Quick ward. Real quick. Lord, you know a lot of people want to talk about the scores of the game. But I would have changed the conversation. What I find really has thing is that Ramona Shelburne, Kevin Blackstone, we're going to have a front row seat. Free showing us rookie made it the rookie made her first show now she gets a keel, right? Diana, receding versus the all time wins leader what he paid. What he pays his five hundred ninety five and a half career wins. He's been every panels. We have except I n rec- de show debut. Good luck. Here's showed out, Wayne Rooney's goal from sixty eight yards credits await or blame to keep her Brian Rowe what? Not crediting rooting. I mean the keeper obviously don't think anybody's gonna try to kick at him for ten yards out. They should have a three point shot in soccer, and getting you a mute have. This is all Rooney. And here's a thing for those of you. That think it was luck. It's not Rooney said after that match. This is something he's been practicing for over a decade even. Practicing seventy yard shot. He's like, that's why I think a lot of people know Rudy shoots better from three than Kyrie. We'll move on showdown to how van became national champions, took a lot of Kumar rough to get here bats finally awaken last night. And here's the dog pile goal Kyle when they win at all. Don't file Diana celebration in. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I what is dog pile? Secondly, will how dangerous that is. I can speak from experience when I was at George Mason. I scored the game winning goal women Mary, and my centreback jumped on me. Pat, my shoulder out. I missed three game. My whole life in. Hello. In a hug Powell? So I'm used to I think it's a great celebration. It goes back to the nineteen twenties football and they could do today. He goes back to actually goes back to dogs, I believe. Enter first career show making making Ricky and to. I wanna give shout actually took Tony reality, who I met twelve years ago when I was a senior George Mason University. And I told him I said, you know, one day I want to do what you're doing and you let me kind of, like, yeah, you have no shots. But you give me good advice. You says it's not about it. His just figure out how to do it and you'll get there and look tone. I'm here. I don't remember that. Absolutely everything about remember what I was wearing that day. Absolute this is amazing. I read to the wind. But thank you more for being yourself and everybody. Let's give it up for Diana. We're number one, I ever seen.

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Talk Radio - NBA All Star Weekend March 5 2021

The Sports Comedy Show

26:39 min | 2 months ago

Talk Radio - NBA All Star Weekend March 5 2021

"Lauren welcome to the sports comedy show. I'm paul scenario the creator host of the show in this is another edition of talk radio. Today's date is friday march fit. Yes it friday. It's almost the weekend we've been working for the weekend. We have a big weekend with the all star game and now it's paul on talk radio. Everybody's going off the defend you'll be going off the deep end in atlanta's i mentioned sunday is the all star game Interesting way they're doing all star weekend instead of breaking up in two or three days because of covid it will all be done on sunday. There will be a three point. Shoot around to start. There will be the game and then at the halftime they'll be the the slam dunk contest. So kind of exciting. They're gonna put your on one day make it one big event. At least we're having the big news so we're going to talk about the all star game each team I been to the website. Yes sports comedy show dot net. I have started up the nba page. And i've even got some responses. So hopefully you've had a chance to check it out if you have it on sports comedy. Show dot net forward slash nba. Or if you just go to the homepage you'll see the twenty twenty one. Nba season pigs. There check it out. And i'm getting even be putting some more stuff up especially for this. Weekend's we're giving you the all-star game so i've got some Nba star got some content. Once you check it out when he can't remember. It is formatted for mobile. You can look at it right on your phone. You know especially when you're at work supposed to be working you know see what's going on with fun stuff like the sports comedy show. Okay next thing. Friendly got out their season. One episode seven is out in his call. I made a list what we've had a chance to listen to it if you have not it's You can find that on the website under season one sports comedy show dot net forward slash season. One in their this stories at two funny stories behind the stories of something actually happened between the sports comedy. Show and the bus route network. So when you get a chance to check it out. I think you might like it. It's kind of funny to it. So real sad to see that's out okay. Let's get into. We've got mba said. This is an all-star weekend so they stop playing today. They're finally took a break. So the only thing out there right now call age but Let's start by looking at the first half of the season before we get into the all star team this route and that was those utah. Jazz made the noise the most of the first half of the season. I did talk about last time. I'm gonna talk about him again Now incredible story the utah jazz in the. They've ended up the first half with the best record in basketball. Are they lost last. Two out of three finally fell from grace but they're still way above everybody else when it comes to When it comes to the hollywood claimed that the first half and so in the first half of the season and you're western conference utah jazz. Twenty seven to nine thirty. Three three game lead over the second place. Phoenix suns That phoenix utah. The story really is has been all that jazz and when you think all that jazz he just got they've been doing in utah doing five six seven eight and they've been hit the jazz they've been hitting on rudy gobert. Starting lineup right there on the center. The big man put up big numbers and big rebounds. That's why the team is second in rebounds in the league. You know the power forward they got by donna. Vic he's been doing rebounding ask scoring and then the big story just the guards. They've got donovan mitchell. Who will be in the all star game and mike conley in these. Four names are household names or franchise pliers. Put them together. You've got all that jazz. Yes team these guys on the three points. Their third in the league in three point score their third in the laid on total point score in separate in the league in total rebound that gets done. So i've got an interesting analogy or a good way to size this up or call it a prediction if you will the question. The question is will the jazz beat around or be is strong. At the end of the seasons they are now because a lot of people don't really believe in. I don't think that they have what it takes to go into. The playoffs erred to to the finals. This is how put on those three stats. They're rebounds point scored in three pointers if they stay in the top three in all three of those on. All three of those categories come playoffs. I believe the utah. Jazz will be the real thing they will be for real and i would not be surprised if they make it to the finals and make a run for a championship. I think those not those numbers. Stay up there that muser staying on the side level now. They end up falling off as high level which most people think they will. You're get to see them fall off in one of these three categories so keep an eye on the statistics of again. That's total rebounds right. now they're second in the league. Three points scored third in the league. Point scored overall points. Who are there. Thirdly they stay in the top three the utah jazz is the real thing they will be around. Come in now looking at the west last the rest of the west. The other story here that we've got to talk about that. All of a sudden took a turn. Yeses took a turn for the worse and that is our beautiful lovable. Los angeles lakers were the chance last year. They were the good they beat. Everybody else made them look bad thing to change. Anthony davis now has an injury. Lebron james cannot carry the team all by himself in their last. Nine games is anthony. Davis was on the sidelines. They are now three and six. They've fallen from grace. And i place these slip down the the the here and now we have to ask the lakers. Is this a case of the good. The bad and the under So the lakers are the big story here because they're just not what they were in without. Anthony davis things have been real hard so the question wasn't i. Would kim the brand do this on his own. And if he could this would maybe make him the. Mvp that that he wants so bad and everybody thinks he is turns out not really. I've watched some of these games. And he just did not work all that great even look bad but he didn't have that killer instinct going down the stretch Which you need in quite friendly look tired. And if the prior thirty games into the season what are you gonna look like in the eightieth game or come playoffs down. They're going to have to start to deal with case management as they call it. What a term and Anthony davis gary back for a little while so and then the question is when he comes back will he be strong enough to be. The anthony davis the got the across the finish line last season and the championship. So big story there. La we just don't know. If if win david gibbs back you'll be back this about another move out. How effective is going to be. And we'll just have to put the lakers on standby you can't count him out because it comes playoff run. Lebron lifts his level to another level. That for now on there on a bit of a font they've slipped down the rankings. So we're going to put them on. Hold see how they do later on also rounding out the west phoenix suns. Whom i liken who. I think come playoffs. They could be one of these sleeper teams because they've got potential talented could run off the charts and that is p. three Devante booker who finally got off star game. Thank god They've had a good run there on a four game winning street. The one eight. They've when their eight of ten in the last ten so they're probably the hottest team in the west. Dallas mavericks are finally getting going there eight two in their last times. Well they've just slipped into the eight spot on but your top eight or utah. Phoenix lakers clippers portland. Denver san antonio gregg popovich has got his team in there in the seventy. I love gregg popovich. If you ever seen on the sideline recently if you notice it harris getting grayer grayer and longer than the beards getting longer pretty soon. I think poppies Turning to a polar bear and they're gonna have a polar bear. we're gonna come coach popovich. You come coach. Profitable polar patton coach polar. Poppy these great outing all white mom rub watching him in the atmosphere on there are. Let's turn to the east because when you turn the eastern guide look at the beast of the east and there is a beast of the east and that is once again. are we ready for. Are y'all ready for this. Beast of the east is not the team in first place in these. They are actually second place right now. In without western of adel your base in east is the brooklyn nets. They made the most noise. They are just a slight half game behind the the philadelphia. Seventy sixers So the to virtually tied for first second philly brooklyn brooklyn is the big story james harden and finally got to brooklyn finally. Put away the cry scenarios from leading Houston and he's really he's really fit in and it's just been incredible story. The story is the part that i think. Some credible is how james harden has lived as level. Not by just doing what he always. Give me the ball. Let me shoot. He realized that you know he is on a team. That's got talent and if he can change his ways of ethics which he has Then he he can help this team get to where they're going and he's really his assistive just gone through the roof. And he's learning to pass the ball because he's got cairo herb. He's got kevin durant he's got shooters he's got jones he's got these guys can shoot the ball in something. He don't give me wrong because if they're not in our he'll take control but he's really he's really done what he needs to do. Now is performance team members of soloist so brooklyn nets are clearly the most in the nba. Now here's something interesting. Remember around utah was talking about those three stats. Rebounds point scored in three pointers. Let's look at brooklyn okay. Point score brooklyn one eight. Nobody scores more points in the nba than the brooklyn nets three pointers. They are sacking in. Wow what did you think this could happen with. Kevin durant in james harden. Of course. they're gonna be second now. The other one tower we bounce the twelfth in. That's where the problem and that's what they're talking about on. Espn they don't talk about these issues. Sports comedy show. He talked about that. They need defense. They need to work on their defense. That is defense. You get your rebounds up and going. That's how you start your your defense comes around. That's her keep the points down if they can get that twelfth on right down into the top five then. That would just be an incredible thing. they don't have any premier rebounder. That's why the there these guys have got a where to work together on that. But if they do that then brooklyn. I think they've already shown us that they've got what it takes to win the championship If they can get their defense or those toward rebounds down like in the fifth place less. I think they'll truly be unstoppable. The nets are your beast in the east on. But there's another long and On the web page the next time you get a chance. Check it out. Because i did incredible chevy to the best players basketball. Yes and i'm talking about joel. Embiid jovi dropped fifty points on the cia votes. I did a trip on the weapons. You want to check that out. What are the store. And it's your center fifth. And that's what's going on with joel embiid in philadelphia really is all about joel embiid. And he's got ben simmons and he's really lifted his play. He's clearly lead leading candidate for. Mvp at this stage of the the season Keeping monitor only halfway through the season. So we still got a second half to go through He's just lifted his level of prey. On like no other and because of that they got the best record in in the east Although keeping brooklyn they are the hottest team in the eastern nine in one of the top. Ten in there right there other teams rounding out the east milwaukee. Boston new york can you believe. New york isn't fifth-placed seven. Three the last ten game. They've got a point differential plus point five. They are winning games. Not sure how. But the winning games so The knickerbockers of miami said charlotte seven toronto eight. Keep an eye on miami remember. They were your team their last year in the finals there they had how issues they've had coveted issues but they're starting out of finally come back around and if jimmy butler constanza healthy in the rest of his trio with haro and ban baeau oh they could make some noise. Although i'm going to be honest i. I don't think anybody uses gonna catch brooklyn not even philly not even milwaukee. I think it's gonna be a runaway train in the east with the brooklyn nets. Okay so we kind of looked took a look. They are at first half of the season. Now let's turn to the wild to the all star game. We have an all star game now. Remember on the last show. I asked you july like these. I west or captained. I told you what i like. I like west that again. Nobody cares what i like him. They go with what's happening right now. It is captain's so you're captains are gonna be labron. James in kevin durant. They got the most votes yes. It is a popularity contest. Here's the irony. kevin drat. Well he's going to be the captain and be a cheerleader outfit on. He can't play la bra. He's gonna be the other captain cheerleader. He he is getting start. He insists he's gonna start although he dismissed. His last game with the lakers Due to his ankle look for him to play. Maybe five minutes at the most sound. Who knows maybe maybe ten. Give them a break So you got team. The broncos team the Durant team the broad. Pick guyana steph curry luca danni in the code jokic for his starters cuss laurent. So that's gonna be seen lebrons team again Tombo curry dark and jokic and they're gonna go up against kevin durant team now. He's not gonna play so his five. Starters are bradley beal. Joe embi kyle irving collide leonard jason tatum from the on salty's as far as the talk of the starting five. Got bigger names or franchises. Or bigger hustle. Names on team. Lebron with curry in guys and tombo. But i really think if just top five bradley beal is the most secret weapon in the best weapon in the nba. That's a secret. He's on internal team. The washington wizard. Yes he leads the league in scoring right now. I believe he's a thirty three point. Six points a. Nobody's touching that in if he was on a real team. This kid would be incr- would be lights out so you got bradley. Beal joel embiid. You got the best center in the game. And then he put them with. Kyle lose his drafts teammate. Himself plus he threw in kuwait. Leonard at the starting in jayson tatum. I like with with drafted for the top. Five in the starter. But he's hard on his team. But he he will y leonard jason tatum. That's a hell of a good team. Now on durant's bits. He also picked up devon booker. Who got so bad. He had to sit this the game out because he's off phoenix in. This guy is incredible. But he's he shadowed by. Cpi three because he'd be three is three and when you talk cb decamp type nobody else. The devil authors definitely made a name for himself. So i like what's going on with team durant Again on the bachelor got he got donovan. Mitchell from utah jazz. Some of these utah. Jazz boys have made it In in i'm glad to see duh donovan mitchell. The other two that. I'm not so crazy about. Julius randle in book vic But he his starting five in in also chose anthony davis but nancy davis isn't play because he's injured so i like dran's far better than lebron and i'm gonna tell you what first of all you know like i said lebron only gonna play five or ten minutes in maybe if it is actually a close game down the end and they're trying to play to win which they probably won't get. It doesn't work that way. These games With he come back in so if you look at his. Four starters tumbled steph nicole jokic in lucas. Yes nicole jokic is incredible thing. You've seen what he's done over there in denver. I'm not so sure how. He works outside of his own group of players Steph we all know stuff is. It's three point madness. Time if he hits great anything doesn't so be it he hasn't been carrying the golden state warriors To anything significant this year. I think lebron just picked him because he's a big name. But but i do like lebron's bench. Lebron got good bench. he's got rudy. Go bear from utah. He picked paul george. He says the only time you ever wants to see. Paul george goods. Y'all thirteen because you know they're the same division He also picked us ep. Three who you know. He likes to be in these games and damian lillard as well and then. He rounded out with ben simmons and sa- bonus so i like to lebron's bit. She's got a deep bench which he's gonna need. Because i don't think he's starting five matches up against team durant. Now i'm gonna tell you what was wrong this game in it is team rant. And i'm gonna let you know why like hidden in. I think that they're going to be the winner here. Keep in mind this a fun game to see all star game. There is no real. There is no reason to put it all on the line. So i just think these top five and the starting role with young. he's gonna wanna make a name for himself devon booker who another young gun. I believe it was their last year but he had come in as a subject here. So he's gonna wanna do good. I see more youth potential on durant. It's gonna want to actually make a difference a even zone. They gotta sign on on. These guys are young and go on and make statements looked for them to give more effort than people like steph. Curry people like Tombo people like chris. Paul i just i think they're giving give you more effort and that's why i think team durant's get win this game again. It's a fun game. Don't be surprised going down the stretch last two minutes of they just wanna play slam dunk mania because there is no real cost to this game. So you know. I don't think this is a game worthy betting on or immediate. Any real significance is not. It's an all star game. It's weekend time it's fun but nonetheless. Those are your two teams one more time team. The bronze can start with lebron at tombo steph curry luca danni in nikola jokic. They're going to go up against team. Durant team grant kevin's going on his chin leading outfits and on the side he'll be coach and bradley beal. Joel embiid kyle. Erring kawai leonard. Jason tatum those injure starters and then all the other big names league made. It's the one that didn't make. It was trae young from atlanta. Which i i would put trae young on here before julius randle before on coal of Vic i would have put him on there before. So bonus I a big fan of trae young out of atlanta. He hasn't had the greatest. But you take trae young away from atlanta in the garbage and don't get me wrong garbage january's with out him. I mean he really is a one man team in most other teams are relying on much landed and it just goes to show you how good your quick helping gets inside and gets done. Betrayed young. didn't make it and you know they always say you can't have everybody. He's the one person i would have liked to seeing may get But nonetheless getting back to the point here. I think you're gonna see the younger guns on. Durant team tried to make the difference Especially you know. E you know james harden may even try to pop it in just because he's gone through so much this season i wouldn't be surprised. James harden has one of these twenty or thirty point games in. Its ten three-pointers Mvp honor so really. That's all they're playing for the mvp Again it's they. Don't you know it's not a team effort. It's whoever gets hot It'll be fun to watch. But i'm gonna Go a team durant. I think there's more to it. As far as chemistry is far as an incentive with the youth opposed to team. Lebron again. The bronx probably will play much of the game. Chris paul might not play a whole lot of the game. Diana's might not play a lot of the game staff sex it threes. Well maybe he can walk with an mvp honor but if he doesn't which you probably won't you got to keep walking so i'm gonna go with t grant that's going to be my peck that's as being your nba. All star weekend here on sports comedy show. The game will be sunday in allied. Make it's on. abc So in we'll catch you on the next round of the sports comedy show again. I am also treat hus- joan and hope you have a good day.

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The Sedano Show (HR 1)

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

The Sedano Show (HR 1)

"Saddam show here on ESPN LA Clinton Yates Kirk Morrison hanging out with today is our guest co host, and we got data white to kick off the show, president of the UFC. You got like seventeen million events, you're like flying all over the country. I'm glad you make time for us here. Dana good to see you. I'm here doing PR today for the international fight week. John Jones versus the AGA Santos. So I'm here. Yeah. John OBI in here in studio at four o'clock with us as well. So we'll we'll chat with John. I guess let's start with that, right. Like just kind of his resurgence and back in the fold like what is that been like for you? It's been great. Listen. John Jones is you can't even argue it can't deny it anymore. The great stepper. He's the greatest of all time. And if you look at his life outside the octagon and what he's been able to do inside the octagon. It's pretty amazing. You know, nobody nobody has ever been better than John Jones. Just the guys unstoppable. Yeah. I was just gonna say, for those of you. I'm not the biggest guy I will say that I'm what I would call a casual fight watcher and bones name that have heard of and hearing him, come back to the I mean, how much how much of a I don't want to say, nostalgia, everybody, I mean, how, how important is that to you, in terms of bringing back is phone did reach that level to getting to sort of average fans like myself. How important is it to bring guys like that? Back in the what you're trying to do at this stage where you'll see it. Yeah. Well, it's I'm glad that he's backing and got his his his personal life together. You know what I mean? But if you right now, Daniel Cormie right, if you look at how unbelievably talented Daniel cornmeal is the only guy to ever beat them is John Jones, and they lived to completely different lives outside the octagon and imagine if John Jones wasn't doing the stuff that he was doing at that time. How how, how good can this guy be how long could he last year? What other amazing things could he do the guy's never lost a fight ever that one loss on his record. We're trying to get that close. It was at a time and a place in the Nevada State Athletic commission when it was at its worst. It was the weakest commission ever in the history of, of Nevada. And the referee that ref I shouldn't even have been in there, and he disqualified, John, which shouldn't happen either. So hopefully, we can get that overturned well and look, he's polarizing, right? You either love them or you hate him. Right. Which is great for any business, especially the fight game right now. True. You, you can love them or hate him. But you have to respect a man, the guys the best advocate. But how frustrating was it for you to see what John was doing? And then also having to put out those fires will Larry, how did you have to handle that? Yeah. It was it was a nightmare. You know, you've got this guy who's incredibly gifted, and talented. And, you know, just keeps getting in trouble in his personal life and having all these problems. And, you know, we would fly out there and do the best we could for the guy. But you can't help anybody until they want to help themselves. And until John decided that he wanted to, you know, wanted to straighten out. There was nothing. We could really do about it. And what were those conversations like with you and him when he got back into the fold like what do you remember what was said? I mean that will there was a long time that went by where I didn't even talk to John Jones. You know, we had this relationship, where I was just like he's the guy but he's never going to be the guy, you know. So I when you run a business like I do you just have to move on move on. And, you know, Daniel Cormie was my champion who is an absolute stud beat everybody ever faced at heavyweight, light heavyweight, and, you know, outside of the octagon no problems, you know, worked with kids, you know, donates his time and money than kids. I mean, complete polar opposites, so you know there was nothing wrong with having him as my champion. While John Jones was away. I don't wanna get too far down this road. But you said he was the guy but he was never going to be the guy. How frustrating is that Aaron standpoint of just not just somebody who's leading your company, but a fan of the sport is well, and a fan of his, I mean, when you watch John Jones fight, it's incredible. I mean, the guy is the best to ever do it. So to see somebody and everybody in this room has seen it before to see somebody so talented and throw the talent away, just it's hard to sit back and watch that happen, and it's unfortunate. So I'm happy that, you know he's back and he's got. And the one thing that he's doing right now. Is he staying active? He staying active. He continues to fight is going to be his third fight this year, and they'll probably get four fights in this year. So he's accomplishing things. He's continuing to build his legacy, and he's making a lot of money. Dana white is here with us in studio. And John Jones going to join us in about twenty five minutes or so. Speaking of those kind of guys. What is is there a future with Conor McGregor? Yeah, Connor will be back, you know, Conners sitting back right now. And watching how this whole thing plays out. He wants the rematch with a beep. He's gonna fight poor EA in Abu Dhabi in September. So after that plays out. We'll see what Connor wants to do next. Connor is really really, really rich. So. Never. Life. I think Dana one of the things that I look at now with the UFC since it's merged with ESPN. How have you seen growth within the company since ESPN is taken over the programming rights? So I think that everybody almost a no brainer. Everybody knows ESPN is the biggest baddest sports network on the planet. And, you know, when you own a sports organization like mine, and where we came from your dream is to someday. Be with the SPN, right. But you can't really understand the magnitude of being on this platform until you're in it like on minute. Now, our business has gone through the roof and six months with these guys. I mean this year, something crazy like ticket sales, we're going to break the record the all time record for ticket sales this year. You know, we keep beating the budget with every show that we're doing with ticket sales ratings, pay per view, pay per view. Even in in. The rest of the world. In other countries is up since ESPN and the list just goes on and on. These guys are really good at what they do. We are completely aligned in, in what we believe the future is in streaming and everything else with both of our businesses us in ESPN, and I couldn't be happier. Ben incredible to that point. We were talking a little bit before we went live. What does that mean in terms of other stuff, we're going to see here? I mean you talked about different places that you might want to go in terms of venues, how much is this going to grow for somebody like me, who's gonna say, oh, that is quite a place to have a fight. This is a global sport. I literally just got back from Shanghai China where we just built another performance institute. We built this incredible facility out there for Chinese athletes to start training. And we actually have our first Chinese female Zang fighting for a world Chidol for a world title in China. So we're going to continue to go to different. I'm going to build a PI. We just found some dirt. Down in Mexico City. We're going to break ground Bill when they're nice in a Bill to more Mexico going to build one in Puerto Rico and continue to find new talent and put on fights all over the world. Dana white hanging out with this year, July. Six Jones and Santos and Nunez in home, obviously on that card as well. But you guys have a fight on ESPN this weekend. Right. You got gone who into Santa's right? Yeah. Judo Santos of Francis and gone. You ridiculous. Ridiculous heavyweight fight with two monsters with knockout, power in both hands, and that is a fun fight. Yeah. So, again, if you wanna watch that one's on ESPN right on ESPN on ESPN ESPN. And then, of course, Jones and Santos is going to be on paper view. ESPN. Plus Dana, thank you for hanging out man. Appreciate me. President of the UFC. Don't forget, John bones. Jones joins us at four o'clock. Coming up next, we'll get you the latest on the free agent frenzy in the NBA. We're back in four minutes sedan show here on ESPN LA. Thanks again to Dana white for stopping by John bones. Jones will stop by seventeen minutes. We'll chat with him. Clinton yates. Thank you for hanging out with some kiddos. How are we doing? Kirk morrison. Thank you, as always a Monday. So we've got like free agent stuff to kinda decipher through here stuff. All right. She got Kris Haines of Yahoo saying that Kawais opted out. But that it seems I don't want to mischaracterize what he said, but basically the Toronto's the front runner. Yeah. Okay. We got won't sing sim- similar stuff. We got billboards in town. All of a sudden trying to get collided talk about that. Like, how does that kind of, like, if you're cool, why? How do you kinda way this out home versus the place? You just want to championship. Okay. So there's two things here and I was just thinking about this as a thought exercise before. I never thought we were going to be at a place where co why would go to the raptors win the title in me, just as a fan be okay? With him walking away. I thought that if it happened, I was going to be like, oh, yeah. You gotta stay that'll be awesome. But now I'm kinda like dog mission accomplished. Yes. If Masais going to go, why would you stay, and I it's taken me by surprise, how pro Kawai leaving I am. And it has nothing to do with Toronto is not even about that. Sound I enjoyed Toronto quite a lot? I just feel like because it happened the way that it did. I kind of want to see him come to the clippers incomplete that rejuvenation of the franchise to the full takeover of who the Lakers are in some regards, I think the story is more inch. For the NBA, if Kawhi goes to another team. Yeah, I agree, wholeheartedly. I agree to a certain degree. Only thing is that it's one thing, we're talking about u s basketball like Kawais now a God in Toronto. Right. And I think they don't matter for our ratings. All about ratings, but I'm trying to put myself in my alums shoes. My fellow alum in Kuwait, Leonard, and trying to figure out this is a country who'd like loves you now is the we were trying to figure it out. You guys can help me out here is he probably right now the best Canadian. Non born Canadian athlete of all time in Canada him and Joe Carter. But has he surpassed quarter because we brought up relying now. We get a walk off bomb the win the World Series. You're never getting surpass. Not real. Well, you'd think about baseball back then, like eighties and ninety that was cool. But winning an NBA championship has brought them into now to twenty I like he walks win another one. They did go back to that. A lot of problems and seating, Joe Carter. But you make an excellent point you make an excellent UC coli litter now. And I'm like, do I want to leave this? You know what I mean? It was like the ending of remember coming to America. Remember it was he was sitting with prince Akeem his wife. You mean you wouldn't give up all of this to New York and or, or LA allergy? And then he said to hurt, right? He said he's we should. We should. The end of the movie when they've already been married. He's like, well, we can renounce the throne leave it all behind. Yeah. Fair. I'm just trying to put it all in perspective storylines. Wise him coming to LA to be the clippers. He will. He can put himself in history. Like you mentioned in terms of Wayne, the third person to go to three different teams when three different championships impossible finals in BP, where he could beat LeBron Jewett. This is saying there is a local dominance element here that I think is, maybe he doesn't want to be the king of Toronto. Maybe he was, and here's the other baby. I just want to be the Keith, right. Exactly. All the time and you played some games they're playing. That's what subjecting. But that's not going away is what I'm saying. It's not like he's not. You can't delete the championship from anybody in Toronto's memory, and I can understand at this stage, the new challenge element considering it happened year, one it was going to happen, and it did. But you brought up Masai jury. Yeah. Now what role does he play in this as well? I think he plays a big win for no other reason that he's the one that brought him if the guy who sold you on the dream George suddenly says, I'm making I'm making a leap somewhere else. It is a reasonable exit. It's like when coaches Lee college football program players, don't wanna hang around, because they don't really know what's going on. It's not quite the same with Kawai, but the Puerto gets active portal. Role, by the way, you say portal, you have to say it that way. Oh, poor be leery. Every time you use that word. I am going to say that just to say portal gets active portal. I got bored old anyway, point is is that I can understand him walking away size walking away as well. Because he's the guy that problem there. Right, right. Absolutely. I mean, if, if the guy that brought me anywhere in this business, especially right guy that hired you isn't there anymore. Oh, yeah. I mean you either start managing up really quickly or you start looking to go, gene gone. Yeah. Oh, that's the NFL all day. Yeah. Like, general manager like new head coach is like I had to go through that throughout my NFL career, right, here we go again, the whole process again, and all of a sudden you see that coach go over here and all of a sudden, he's bringing this coach and you're like, oh, okay. That guys bringing you over, so it's a little bit different. What what I'm saying is with Kawai though it's to a point where. I felt like he felt comfortable this year. I saw a different Kawai that had never seen yet. Even at San Diego State, e watching him with the clippers. I mean it's we with them with the Spurs in Toronto. He was a different guy. And now feel like if he comes to LA he's got a rebuild all that I like it's different. They had a culture that they built in Toronto. And I know they're building that in LA with the clippers but is that enough for him? Is that because it really building? Place clips got a lot to light a minute, though. But I understand that. But these orcher father's clippers either. This team is pretty good Patrick Beverley, it'll be your get paid dog. I love Patrick Chicago. About the peso, like we look at that team. Like it's not the same right to people think the clippers beat the Golden State Warriors twice in the opening round. It's not the same team that he's going to he's gonna have to carry a lot of lot of baggage next year on a team that may not be as good. And then all of a sudden I feel like the media is not going to attack him as much in Toronto as much as we convey, the LA you've convinced me as you're saying. I mean, it takes woman Bill Plachy article for him. And it's all bad seriously in LA, I think about it, like Kawai comes and can't deliver like it's him, come into a late takes the heat off LeBron to a certain degree as well. How, how do you figure that just a little bit because they're going? Everybody's going to be watching now simultaneously like got double screens up or what is it a picture in picture going on? Because you're watching to two organizations, kind of jockeying for position, even though LeBron AD. So is still you're watching two sides of that takes any regular Brando. I don't think it does. Yeah, I was with you up to them. I think I'll probably won't say pressure. But at the same people, the full focus won't be always on the one nationally nationally. I think that there's going to be like, there was when Chris Deandra and Blake where here I think that there was a national focus on them. But locally it was like yeah. They're cool. They're like a cool little story and Marcellus who we love around here was sitting citizenship city but it wasn't, you know, he's still he's still preaching. He's got the hashtag rolling God bless ourselves. But like, you know, it's still a Laker town. That's just the reality. I guess maybe that's what this comes down to. I'm still pushing for what is going to be the fully formed clippers butterfly with ever. This actually happens the way it was the way it's supposed to. So they got rid of old boy who nobody likes I wanna surly. I'd like to see it. Yeah. I'd like to see quite go to the clippers simply because, well, I'm invested in the NBA. So I'd like the best NBA product possible in store for both team and the storylines absolutely each and every day for us. Yeah, I'm in the content business, so. Give me content each and every day. Like I'm good with that. I am just curious to see, like, what the clippers are selling now. Kevin arnovitz has a story on ESPN dot com. Where basically they're trying to sell Kawai on the fact that they are the size of the NBA kind of the anti heroes of sorts. I don't know. I just don't feel good about billboard diplomacy, but that's vans doing that stuff billboard. Jalen, Ronnie Dwight Howard, how that workout in the Lakers, I believe that's what I'm saying. General billboards to get people comes across as a tad to hack from my personal taste too thirsty. Zac, overly thorough billboard. Maybe. But they get to the back to your point. Maybe this is all just because I want to billboard. Channel four desert, it is you want to go to Toronto. I wanna have a billboard. What are we doing? So what we need to do is look, I think that they need to step up the Laker fans you step up their game like because Laker fans did the billboards last year Jacob and Ryan who was an attorney who is on the station. He's a sponsor of the show. He was the guy with the LA Bron billboards. And so now I, I am I'm asked if he could step up his game like is there anything to entice people, you gotta remember before that, though? Everybody thought he was corny to LeBron came. Jay, my dude is a cornball, and that was sudden oh, thank you. Shotting billboards all over the damn city man span is over money. I love it because he's a Laker fan. The one that was thirsty. That's what it would. Hey. He got LeBron here. Right. Whatever work whatever worked, you know what I'm saying. So, but I'm just saying that maybe the clippers are stealing his idea clipper fans or stealing his idea. What is he doing now to step up his game? We were joking during purgatory. They need somebody, a house or something. I don't know if that's cars, people do that out here. They get those car wraps. Can you imagine people driving around in cars collide? PT kurtzer. I don't know what you would wrap, but that's pretty funny. That is pretty funny. I show coming up next. John bones Jones supposed to stop by so early here in the four o'clock hour. So we'll we'll chat with him if not, there is a new rumor about Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, you're going to want to check it out. We'll be back in four minutes.

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Boogie-Man

Highly Questionable

00:00 sec | 2 years ago

Boogie-Man

"I will tell you this, this particular Israel. Good hairs jacket is suffocating. Hello. And welcome this highly questionable creature over here is to God's could catch him on the radio, America's court jester, ten to one eastern ESPN radio. What do you like on the show today to look forward to telling everyone why no one should ever come back from injury to the Golden State Warriors valid bumpy. How would you describe what was happening behind the scenes with the Lakers, a clown car on fire? Everybody was fighting over the steering wheel and at the end. No one was driving. No one looks good in this Baxter. Homes piece on ESPN dot com. The details show you that a mom and pop shop has been mismanaged in a way, that is a little bit breathtaking before they have to get LeBron James, some free agents at the end of his career and everyone's responsible. This is damning for a number of reasons. Rich Paul behind the scenes trying to get Luke Walton fire going to Adam silver with complaints about how he'd prefer Tyler the bus family being largely incompetent with brothers fighting in the sister, not handling her part of the job, particularly well, a small family business that only trusts family members like Kirk Rambus. His wife or Magic Johnson to do its bidding on this. You've got something that had no leadership infected by the LeBron James team and keep in mind the first half of the season. Team was in line for top four but everything came apart. And this is one of the reasons it came apart. These details where you've got Baxter home basically gutting the fish in showing everyone, what was inside and the whole thing stinks, again, they've been operating this way for such a long time. The bus family's been operating this way for such a long time with great success. When did it become this? When you put this many egos, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James, and rob Pelinka all in George of one organization. That's when it got messy. Here's the thing. If you read that piece, and you're a Lakers fan, you say to yourself, as bad as Magic Johnson looks I kind of wish he was here, instead of Pelinka. We're stuck with the guy who still here and he's. Now that magic is gone. I'm sure everything is straight. The now everything's. Long and everything. Just all the place, one seat next year undefeated at home. We'll bogus return held the warriors directors in game one, I would not bring him back with a lot of minutes. Big man coming back to the pace of finals basketball when he hasn't played in a long time. I would not take my chances with that except very sparingly for a couple of minutes. Boogie cousins surprised me, once by being better than I thought he would give him a big man with that kind of injury usually doesn't come back, but I would not risk big minutes for him. He's gotta be slow that game moves fast, and it never moves faster than it moves right now, does it appear the warriors, need help since the market's cousins has gone down. So it's the red has gone down. That's what makes them so frustrating is they can lose those two guys and still sweep the blazers of the Western Conference finals. I wouldn't bring anyone back in okay, because that team is playing so well, and the reinvigorated by playing without these guys showing people rant. I would even bring the rent back until you lose a game. And I believe that this team will. Never lose a game again with or without Kevin reds or boogie cousins. This is what he means by LME forever forever. Okay. Very good. The UC Kuwait, Leonard reaction when he heard that boo might play. What was it did he give good quote? Oh, yes. Yeah. Yes, I get to eat at the ram hungry, those muscles, don't work very quickly on his face. That wasn't slow motion. That's the speed of spinal happens on him. He star j Hampton making a good choice by passing on Kansas for Dino sealants breakers. Okay. The New Zealand breakers are going to pay him Kansas, and Memphis stent, simply can't pay him legally, so he's choosing to be a professional right away ignoring college, and maybe a lot of guys would want free education, but not at the cost of what this guy could make he was offered a million dollars by China. And you decided that this was a better fit for him. He's a top-five prospect than what he's done here because he's smart. He could have gone to Stanford. He has the test scores to go to college. This isn't someone doing this desperately, this is someone doing it, smartly, because he wants money instead of education. He wants to start being a professional right now. He's not gonna fall under the injustice of the NCAA system. I do love this with RJ Hampton. I do love the fact that he is saying, hey, I'm not going to be exploited. I'm not going to college. The be exploited I am going to be a professional I am going to earn some money. Because listen, the NBA will find you. If you're good, the NBA will find you. It doesn't matter where you play. And I thought his part about Luca dog to the fact that he never played college basketball, and was still selected high in the draft and turn out to be very good player was a really good, quote by him. And a really good point by it. He'll be just fine. If you were good it doesn't matter where you play the NBA will come find you. He's already going to get sneaker money that he wouldn't be able to get if he was playing in college. In college teams get the sneaker money, the coaches get the sneaker money. Here's a player saying, I want my sneaker money. Bobby your international man, worldly, nature, your best vacation was in San Antonio. What can you tell us about New Zealand? What are the facts that, you know, about New Zealand? Yeah. Swinging town man. I tell you drink a little beer. You know they put a lot of troops on the Barbie. You know what I mean? And then they need a little new. Those injuries this earth. They fuss both do night. Here's a former Marlin I said he was not a major leaguer. You can imagine my discomfort when he pulled up on a bicycle out here shirtless. Dreaming blue eyes and stared right at because he's still in the major leagues after all of these years. And he's hitting bombs like this one that he hit an April against Pittsburgh additive, curated the pirates. They didn't like how much time he spent watching lookout dreaming. So he's beautiful. You should see the footage of him with game winning hits as a Marlin shirtless. Totally shirtless. Maybe they'll put that up there and then they'll show you the pirates throwing him throwing behind his back here because they were so mad by that. And then he doubles down on this. They're up six one yesterday, and he hits another bomb right out of the ballpark, and he enjoyed the holy hell out of it. Good. God shoes. Holy moses. I need takes his time. Thirty seconds has Rodriguez have stopped symbolically, Mark his territory on each one of the basis like a dog. Yeah. He enjoyed that one. They're going to throw in him, right? If they throw them last time, they're gonna throw it him this time, they're probably gonna throw them. And I'm so tired of baseball in the unwritten rules of baseball. What Derek Dietrich dude that was so wrong there. He admired, his great work. He took his time getting around the plate fans. Enjoyed it everyone. Enjoyed it with the exception of the Pittsburgh Pirates that pitchy staff and their fan base. But fans of baseball, joy it fans of baseball. I think what is he more of that? What did he do? He admired his own work, and who doesn't admire their own work. I know I admire mind, the people who throw baseballs when you admire your work, a little too much, or the ones in charge of throwing the baseball's tonight, there Dietrich is doing something, and then yes, he'll point did the reverse because he had a home run on the next pitch. And then he ran around the basis fast as he could. Yeah. Here we go. Just. That was too slow for you guys. How about this? How about this? I'm gonna make it around the basis of this whole sprint right out. Reds baseball baby. We'll happen to hear an excellent question. Yes, it colour. Weeks. Americanized that into question. Better. What happened abates? Hey, why do Dietrich still playing guess? He's hoping better with the helmets. Okay. He as with this bigger asleep very dangerous. You should be wearing helmets. But what happened last night as the Bruins take a lead in the Stanley Cup finals is you get. A loss helmet here. Yeah. And there will be vengeance though. It's pulled off. And now look at what happens here. Yeah. Yeah. Here we owe just on step it. Go for that. Feels some more dangerous without the helmet of hobby Bennett without them. Let me see that again though I just wanna see slow motion. The flying through the air there. There is a famous Boston. Bruins photograph of. Similar poetry. Zero. Now where elements those people are crazy. Coming up next all highly questionable. You on this one. What's going to happen and a half is it can snap. That's manure, I am told by the helpful producers. That's all they've given me the always told will he was too short to play basketball, but will never listen. We'll let his work do the talking for him. Always in the gym always running drills will new where there was a will there was a way and he was will. But then. After a second child was born he realized the pros, we're all way better than him. So we'll gave up and buried his high tops in a tearful ceremony. But one day he heard that gyco could save money on car insurance. So he switched and saved a bunch, which was awesome. Dime. The blood again, you'll find out today is national hamburger day. I can't wait to celebrate. Do your costume. You give topics and events. We questioned a loves hamburgers. A funny sound is going to come out of him right now or not. Do your course in Jimmy Jeffress got LOKI or Jefferson's pitching here for the brewers against the twins. The twins have been hitting a lot of home runs this year. What do we have to? Oh, dear God. Is he lucky that his face isn't splattered all over the centerfield wall? Yes, he's lucky. Oh, good. God, that would have gone straight through his face. That would have been caught on the fly by the second baseman. Would you classify then good luck? There's nothing other than involved with that, that will say close gold. We'll have seen close. No, no. Yes. That's right. Oh. Montage of close call. Yes. Oh. Yeah. This one looked like it was going to go very poorly. So did this one? Oh, god. This is all lying. Why just horrifying? Adorable somehow from horrifying adorable. How did we do that? We're amazing that way. Do you question, if this fair to blame this on the equipment, Missouri track and field bumpy the poll volt, you want to check in look very excited? He's been following it for decades zuri track and field. Yeah. Keeps record at home. What we have here. Oh, you have money on this one. What's going to happen and a half is it gonna snap? Oh, God flying shrapnel. I believe that this is something that allows us to play our other pole vaulting video, which involves the poll, volt ending up the pole ending up exactly where you wouldn't want it up. Well, most of you anyways, they think. Oh, it's a montage of polls. Yes. Wow. Dangerously close. I v. That's that was that. Was this excess? Here comes Larry David. There we go. There is fairness. They're right there. Yes. Do you 'cause this is the outcome? You were rooting for. Okay. I have no information on this should we have been rooting for this outcome. What was the outcome? That's manure, I am told by the helpful producers, that's all they've given me today is various forms of manure. And they're. Should have been rooting for that. That is a person that other people love us offensively. Why would you root for that to happen to somebody who care about? But if you don't care about this. Of course, you want the video. I think even if you care about when you were putting manure up a rape you that the manure lands on the birds, okay? Let me see this again. You could see how much of a failure her forehead was trying to keep all that manure up there on the wheel barrel. The forehead is the first thing you get a face full. Of manure and. Bring. Yeah. You know, guys that was pretty bad. It could have been worse. Oh. That's right. Look at that worse. That is amazing. Truckload still steaming. Wasn't still steaming truck load think the load on what else. Oh. This. You say to yourself, what would be worse than a truckload of manure all over me? How about making extra hot it? Make some smoke. Come off it. Do you question, if this was cyclist full, we are blaming everyone around here today will be dealing with a quick blame truck driver with manure blame. What do we have here? Is this the cyclist fault? Oh, often things that have happened here. Dear God, be careful o p. Oh man. The maintenance of that who else is folk would obey. Honestly, there aren't a lot of other than maybe architectural design have come to a conclusion, what your conclusion that was bad. But I, I. A montage of bicycle accidents, it starts a little slow with this guy. But it ramps up quickly. Yeah, this get more and more violent this kid's this just horrifying. This seems like a lot of people getting very badly hurt here. Oh, god. Oh my God. That person he can only be some. And then this is my favorite right here is go of. Of golden. It is of no help. Highly questionable these broadcasts on the Cleveland. Their hotel beautiful south beach. Miami time to clearly game looks great in an Italian won't break. Glade blazer. See all right. Oh, no wager that he meant to say you tell us what to watch on television. We tell you, we're tree. I gotta get back. All right. The thing he was stretching was his growing. Get to it. Please tonight on sports Bluejays and raise. My father actually just said, I've got a stretch something. And then rummaging around in there. Let's check with the dreamy blue eyes of Kevin Kerr Meyer here, so the rage. Feces. In the outfield. Elizabeth is going to be a tremendous catch. Yes. It's pretty good right there. Oh, and he's feeling good about himself here. My or not messing around. To the ball trashcans. At yeah, that's pretty hard to do. That's got to be a good feeling to God's tree on. No. Not intrigued. It's it's baseball. It's Blue Jays. It's raise. No. Okay. You took that very seriously. We're hoping for better commentary thought you're you intrigue though, si very intrigued that will say, good cash, this will send this wasn't. Oscar Mer KADO. Yeah. That's not a good catch that. Oh, so close. Oh, that is unfortunate. That is all it was going to be out. It was going to be a double and now it's a home run. It'd been so many things. Today on sports, not L A Mets and dodgers. Cody Bellinger is off to an uncommon start. This was a dude who was bench during the World Series last year. Now he's crushing everybody. We're not even gonna show you one of his nine thousand nine home runs, we're going to show you what he's been doing in the outfield. Through the open hole, on the right. So he's got a big arm fields is position. Well, you don't run on him from there and makes it look very easy. Yeah. And that's just one of the two yesterday because we're going to show you another one after this more impressive than that one even though he got there on the fly in the Nicot time. Let's see the other one. Valid you see this a little deeper going backwards. Help god. No bounce mill. Oh, yeah. That's pretty impressive. Huge. Yes, he does have a huge. Stu gods? So you intrigued, I'm intrigued baseball such a weird sport man with this guy. Came out of the gates, two years ago was amazing was awful Leslie, as you pointed out. And now he's going to be the envy, getting sense, popular you and tree. Bo. CC ever to go. I tell you one thing he doesn't matter. How you doing the regular season? You gotta be able to play well play often in the wall, serious, buddy. Otherwise, you are going to hit the bench. Yeah. What happened last year? So Cody Bellinger, go ahead and win in the playoffs and the World Series right now in may. Go ahead and do that. All tonight. 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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 252: Raptors over Bucks, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

GSMC Basketball Podcast

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 252: Raptors over Bucks, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

"Friday nights Sunday brunch. Does not match. Her backs are facts, Queen every cigarette can cut your life short by then hearts believe then tap the banner for more this free. Life freedom to be tobacco-free. Get your ears wrapped around the Golden State media concepts basketball podcast, all the scoop, you need to know from college basketball to the NBA, and even March madness zoos of your rising stars topics on an off the hard work. This is the Golden State media concepts basketball podcast. All right now. Thank you for tuning in. The GS NC basketball podcast, I am your host hate. And today, we'll be talking about the Eastern Conference playoffs. We'll talk a little LeBron James will talk a little bit about the all NBA teams and how it really affected a lot of the other players in their salaries. But we start right off the top with the shocker that the raptors the Toronto. Raptors have now gone up three games to two on the Milwaukee Bucks. And I can't lie. This is a shocker to me. I am absolutely stun. When we were last on air, we were talking about the fact that Milwaukee was up two games. The none. And I said this statement that Milwaukee had the better offense. They have the better defense they have the deeper bench and they have the better coaching. Three games later, and has now raptors three games to I am utterly shocked, and this is the reason why NBA free agency is so important, because one guy can make that big of a difference. When you look at it Milwaukee on paper and not just on paper but in the game was literally better at every phase at a game. The only thing that I looked at that was even close was Janas versus co y which I thought was a very close match up. And then came game three. Game four and game five and I give the credit to the one thing I made the biggest mistake on is I said that Milwaukee was a better coach team or had the better coach. Because Nick nurse has actually proven to be the better coach. And the reason why. The wrappers of gone up and won three games in a row, which is the first time all season that the Milwaukee Bucks have blacks lost three games in a row hasn't happened all year but have is just happened or now they've those three games in a row at the absolute worst time possible, which now means that they are literally one game away from being eliminated. And this seizing being this season being an absolute failure. And the reason why that is, is strictly Nick nurse in Kuwait, Leonard. And the big adjustment has been when you look at this game and what happened between the first two games and the big adjustment. In three game three game four and gave five is strictly this Nick nurse looked at the game. And he realized what we have to do. So in the first two games once once the ball cross half court. Janas gets a nice head steam, he drives through the whole, and he is absolutely unstoppable. By the time he gets to the paint. If you haven't slowed Yannis down, it's over and he literally killed Toronto and the first two games. But what they did was number one. They pick Hawaii Leonard at crucial points in time in a game. They said, we're gonna d- up coli on Janas. The second thing is. Whenever why was not on Janas. They made sure to build a wall double, and triple, teen Jaanus, and what they would do is they actually found Janas weakness. It's kind of like they figured they've figured Jaanus out and expose Janas. And yes, I do use the word expose because Janas has been exposed as having a weakness a weakness that he must and I mean it is mandatory that he fixes this weakness on during the off season. Because Milwaukee is now beatable it is something that will be exposed. Maybe not in a regular season but even will come up to haunt him. And if they make it to the finals or for next year when they make the playoffs, and that is the minute the Jaanus crosses half court between half court. Three point line or half court and the top of the key or foul line. They are they are either putting coli on him or they're double, or triple teen in him. Or they're putting a wall up stopping Jaanus from driving to whole, they don't mind making letting Janas shoot a thirteen fourteen fifteen footer or even a ten footer because he has not been able to shoot those shots. He is not able to he is not able to drain the shots at that ten plus foot range. And because of that he shooting at, like a thirty percent clip, which is making him incredibly inefficient, which then is making the rest, the, the rest of the team, which has been traditionally very deep team. They're being forced to either to bang the boards or. Get shots that are not in the optimal position. And quite frankly Milwaukee's bench has not been able to make up the slack at all. The other players is just been Jaanus. They stop Janas from getting getting into the paint and making the easy bucket. He's forced to shoot a ten or thirteen footer. He misses rebound. And Toronto is off to the races. The other thing that I find incredibly smart that Coalisland Nick nurse has done. And that is, is that when you look at this game and you look at the first quarter and you look at the second quarter. They qui- it's pacing himself coli. This is this shows the quite has experienced from his spirits of being in the finals, and being a finals MVP and all the trials and tribulations of him being in the playoffs with San Antonio. He has learned in Nick nurse has lick nurse knows what's going on there, too, because they are pacing Janas, not Jaanus, but a quiet Linter in the first quarter to second quarter, they're giving a quality rests in the third. So that when it comes time for the fourth quarter you have a very strong and driven quiet, Leonard when you when you look at his thirty five points, fifteen points of that came in the fourth quarter, and then you have Fred van veal who, who nailed seven three pointers and this game is a rap. And it all comes down to exposing Janas putting Hawaiian Janas, pacing quiet Leonard and his time so that he strongest during in the fourth quarter. And that has been the recipe which makes makes Yana super ineffective, and it really puts Milwaukee in a bad place. They have to Milwaukee has to figure out a way to counteract this. They don't have an offseason. They don't have a lot of time to make that adjustment in. So this adjustment either either Jaanus has to figure out how to get a shot in that ten fifteen foot range of mid range shot or someone else is going to have to step up and make a make them pay. When they cloud that middle and stop Janas from being able to drive to the whole. Janas has to be able to make the pass. And that's the one thing that has been, exposing honest game Jaanus is not a great distributor when you look LeBron. And you say LeBron, this is why LeBron has been considered the best player in the NBA for a very long time is the fact that, that LeBron can drive to the whole he can make the mid range shot. And he's just dangerous enough at three that you have to respect him. And on top of that, he can find the open man Jaanus is not finding the optimal position to find that open, man, which is costing them really bad, because that's because of the fact that he can't make that pass or he's not making quality passes. It's leaving a lot of the bench players in a lot of the role players in bad places where they're making shots. They're not quite comfortable with, and it is causing problems. And because of that Milwaukee, which should be considered favourite to win the whole thing this year, especially with Durant down and boogie cousins down. It would our injured. They are clearly should be clear, the clear favorites to win the whole thing, and quite frankly, they are one game away from being eliminated. With that. We're gonna take a quick break. But when we come back, we're going to talk a little bit more. We're gonna talk, we're gonna recap this. But then we're also roll into the fact that the NBA. All NBA teams were announced yesterday and kind of how it affected Klay Thompson, and what's going to happen to clay in the future. Stay tuned, and we'll be right back Friday night, Sunday brunch. Ache does not match. Her facts are facts, Queen every cigarette can cut your life short by then hearts believe then tap the banner from all this free like freedom to be to Vacco free right now at banana Republic factory save big seventy percent off storm plus fifty percent off clearance stock up on trust Paul, starting in nineteen ninety nine find your nearest store shop online, only factory. Are you looking for the very best NFL and college football podcast, then checkout GSM? See football podcast. Get the latest football move. Both in off the field from the NFL draft to treats to the rumor mill to the NFL combines. They got you covered. That's GSM podcasts dot com slash football, dash podcasts get updates. I'm college rivalries game day insights, and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show sleeps briefs football. Don't forget to link on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Visit yes and see podcasts dot com for more info. Right. We're back. And in the last segment, we were talking about how the Toronto Raptors have been able to go from two down to three two and how they are one game away from making it to the NBA finals. And the biggest thing is, is how quiet Leonard's defense has turned this whole series around and how the Toronto Raptors have kind of exposed Jaanus, and what is his weak point, and what and expose kind of his lack of passing and ability of a lack of a mid range shot. And so that is really changed the whole direction of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. And the thought that Milwaukee would be the team that could actually. Thrown the Golden State Warriors. And now we're going to go sticking with the NBA the, the NBA all NBA teams were announced this week. In this is a really really important award. And the reason why this is important where this, this is the most important award of any award that you can get. And yes, I even say more important than MVP. If I'm a player, I wanna be on the all NBA team more than I want to be league MVP, and here's the reason. Why? Because it directly affects your value in the NBA, if you are name to an all NBA team, you are now eligible for the supermax, and that makes a big difference. That's an extra ten million dollars a year in salary that it could work out, too. And for instance, for like Kemba Walker. It's. Gonna his salary now that he's, he's going to be a free agent because he's made it to that all NBA team. It could work out to, like, an, an X about an extra eighty five million dollar change in salary for him. So. The first team all NBA team went to Jaanus James harden. Steph curry Paul George and Niccolo Jove, get joke. It I always have hard time with his name. The second. The second team was joy Embiid. Kevin durant. Damian Lillard quiet Leonard and Kyrie Irving. The third team was Russell wells rest Brooke. Blake griffin. Lebron James, which I believe this was this meant for the first time in eleven or twelve years of believers eleven years, the bron- was not named to the first all first team all NBA. He was actually named third team. Which snapped his streak you had Rudy Gobert, and you have Kemba Walker. And the reason why this is important. And why this is brought up because there's one name that is missing from this less, and that is Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors. And I'm sorry, you're looking around and most people would say the clay is clearly or two top six point guards and NBA, one of the top six most valuable point guards and then BA but because he is not named to the in the NBA all MBA team. This is literally a thirty million dollar loss for him. And it was very obvious that he was not happy about this, when you look around and you say you look in the big reason why he was not named comes down to. When you're on a team I Golden State where you have superstar after superstar after superstar. You have you have to give something up and this year, his game suffered because he because of how many great players are around him when you look and you look at this, and you say Steph curry was first team Kevin Durant was second team. A lot of the voters which were actual sports writers wasn't comfortable, giving a Steph curry of first team, a Durant, second team and a clay a third team. I think a lot of people were just kind of, like you know what the lesser of three evils is not the put Klay on the team did not vote Klay in, but with that being said, because I think he clearly deserves to be on the on. I put I would. Put him in as a second worse. A third team. All NBA type player. But when you but when you look at it and he is now because of this. He's he goes into free agency and he is not eligible for the supermax. And what that means is. Yes. Thirty million. But the play give it out in terms at the supermax he was expected to get a five year contract at two hundred twenty million dollars net is two hundred twenty million dollars that he was going to get now you're looking at a five year contract for about one hundred ninety million. I know that's not a that's both of them are just a nice back to cheddar to get. But. Losing thirty million or almost ten million a year. Eight to ten million a year as a as a loss. That's a lot of money and I would not be happy about that whatsoever because I clearly clearly think he deserves to be on the all NBA team. I don't like the fact that, that the NBA makes it so that sports writers are the one who determines who is going to be on an all NBA team. Because you have a situation where if you have a player that you are tight with. And you look around and this guy always gives you an interview this guy's always nice to you, this guy. Oh, takes out the lunch goes out to dinner with you, every once in a while when you're in town, you're more likely to vote to buddy in and said, at a guy that doesn't give you the time of day doesn't give you the interview, and that is literally affecting the value of. A player and his salary. It also affects later on how you know, you're, you're you're eligibility to go to the hall of fame when you look around and you say okay has an MVP does he have an MVP how many all NBA teams has he made? Well, this is definitely one less all NBA team that clay is going to make. And that changes that changes, a lot is definitely going to change his free agency, but it also changes and makes Golden State even more dangerous. And the reason why it makes Golden State more dangerous is the fact that less just say in free agency, Klay resigns with Golden State, which most likely he's going to. And then and let's say Durant goes to New York. Like a lot of people were talking because of the fact that Durant. Leaves and clay did not get the supermax Golden State's gonna have an extra forty to sixty million dollars play with in which they're still going to be able to sign some some additional players to make them a little, they're going to still stay dangerous as far as contending for championships because of this move clay is not, not, not gonna get the supermax and he's not eligible for that extra thirty million that thirty million makes it so the Golden State has a little bit more firepower as far as off season, if they lose, Kevin Durant. Now, if they signed Kevin Durant, they're going to give that money to Kevin. And there isn't a there's a lot more money leftover. But if Durant leaves and fact that clay has that money that he's not gonna get it does open up the door for Golden State to sign another player considering there. Coming off of making their fifth straight finals by taking out Portland by sweeping Portland, which was a lot easier than a lot of people thought, including myself. So it makes it so that Golden State is a very attractive place to go for maybe that second tier type player. It also opens up the door. So that may be boogie cousins can come back as well. So, but when we come back, we're gonna take another break. When we come back, we're going to talk about the Lakers and their situation and LeBron James, stay tuned. And we'll be right back. Hi, now at banana Republic factories, save big with fifty to seventy percent off the entire store. Plus fifty percent off clearance, doc, dresses starting in nineteen ninety nine find your nearest store. Shop online only factory right now at banana Republic factories. 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And they're back in a news and LeBron Lakers, Brian James are both back in the news for a couple reasons. The first thing is. As you know, Lakers have been pretty much known as kind of this crazy dumpster fire that's been going on every since Magic Johnson left the Lakers, the unceremonious departure of the greatest Laker of all time without any notice. What out telling his boss, and then the whole fact that he went onto I take. And he really I felt like he really set fire to the Lakers organization by talking about how rob Pelinka was actually stabbed him in the back and saying, a lot of things behind his back and how he's getting reports of what rob Pelinka was saying. And how people in the office was telling him how the rob sand things. And how friends trusted friends was telling him about, rob Pelinka and how other agents was telling him. Hey man don't trust. Rob Pelinka watch out for rob Pelinka and then fact that he had no. Real power. When it came to firing the coach or getting rid of rob Pelinka, and I truly think that magic one to get rid of Luke Walton and rob Pelinka and bring his own people in. With that being said magic steps down. And Lakers of pretty much sided that they're not going to replace him as far as president, the best bra rations, and how they're going to go ahead and keep rob link as general manager and a couple things have come out the first thing is that it came out, the Jerry West that the Lakers never reached out to Jerry West. One of the greatest general manager, the Lakers, greatest general manager, the Lakers greatest front office executive ever, and they don't reach out to him. But now in recently recently comes out, that may be the best general manager and all of basketball pet rally. That the Lakers didn't even contact him either. And Pat openly admit that he would have been intrigued, he would have listened to the Lakers because he has a home in the Los Angeles area. He has a bunch of classic cars at that how at his home, and he doesn't get to see get to hang out and drive. Those cars very often. And he wants to retire in Los Angeles. So he was definitely very open to listening to what the Los Angeles Lakers has to say. And they did not even give Pat rally or Jerry West the call. And I personally think that is a colossal mistake. The lakers. When you look at what's going on with magic and what happened with this past season, and what happened with the coach. And how the coach was hired in and everything that is going on. And all the news. That is coming out free agency. This is a very important free agency. Not to mention what happened with the botched attempt to get Anthony Davis. So the Lakers are not looking good. So it was, I think it was really important to bring in a quality front office and the Lakers passed on two of the best. Pretty much you're looking at the the role of. Laissez team president of best operations. It sounds like it's gonna be Jeanie Buss, Linda Rambo's Kurt Rambis as the team that is going to be President Robert ration- general manager is going to be rob Pelinka lot rob picking up some lower some extra duties. And it looks like I think I a lot of people were talking about how is the brawn gonna handle this, but it started out to get out that the Brian is taking matters into his own hands as far as recruiting players. It is now come out that LeBron has been. Aggressively recruiting quiet Leonard and Jimmy Butler. And I tell you what, if he was able to pull that off. If you put qui- with the way he's playing. With Jimmy Butler and the Braun that's an instant team that is going to contend for championship. Another thing that came out recently was the fact that. There was a pitcher of Kerry Irving in a Lakers uniform, and everyone's made a big deal over the fact that LeBron James actually, like the pose liked by King, James. The Brian is out there recruiting and he is smart. He hasn't given up the shot of trying to put together a team. Right now. The biggest asset to the Lakers have is LeBron James, and they would be smart to get out there and have the Braun talked to his mini players as humanly possible. Because this is going to be a very tough off season when you start looking at who's available of the players, first off, Kevin Durant, no interest and joining the Brian and the Lakers, you have quite Leonard, which it's been spoke that he, he fancies going to the clippers. But I do think there's an outside chance that Kawai could go to Los Angeles. Don't be surprised though, I look at it, and I say he's not going to go to the clippers and I look at it as Los Angeles Lakers or Toronto with I think now with, with what's going on with the playoffs and the fact that they have a true shot at making the finals? I look at it and I say. Why is going to stay in Toronto you have Kyrie Irving, which they're people people talking about him going to the Knicks that is your most? I think personally, you're most likely to actually rejoin the Brian in Los Angeles. Klay Thompson free agency free agent. He's already lost thirty million. He's not going to sign the contract for even less money to go play for the Lakers. He is going nowhere Kimball Walker. Now. The Charlotte Hornets can actually pay him the supermax. I don't know if they're gonna do that. But I right now, I have not heard anything about him going anywhere else. He is an undersize guard. I don't know of how he's now is he really worth the money to give supermax or amac's contract. I say no you have Jimmy Butler. One person that LeBron has been going aggressively after two by Harris is another person who is available. And one guy that I do think would be a real possibility. Is boogie cousins boogie, I think the Lakers could pull off a situation where and it hasn't been talked about where you look around, and you have a situation where hiree comes and they for little less money coming off of injury. They get boogie cousins come over. I think that's the most likely situation then. Going out and getting. You know, a quieter I look at it, maybe a carry boogie cousins kinda mix as an option more than being able to pull in a kyri and a quiet Leonard so with that we're going to get wrap things up and get one other thing that when we talk about that whole trade in the Lakers, trade, one thing that is kind of came out as with, as far as the Lakers were talked about the fact that David Griffin has denied not like not having the right to go ahead and trailer Anthony Davis from New Orleans to the Lakers. But one of the things it was the interview with David Griffin of the New Orleans pelicans, and he's vice president of basketball operations, and he talked about the fact that he has not given up the, the concept of having. Zay on an Anthony Davis play together. He still hasn't given up that hope even though Anthony Davis has made it very clear that he is not open to come in back. Now with that, I think that Golden State is low delusional, and they're going to have to make a move before the draft not after draft after draft, you lose all leverage. So they're going to have to do the do the trade, whether he goes to New York, whether he goes to Boston, whether he goes, the loss Angeles wherever he's gonna go, it must be done before the draft. With that, that, concludes this episode of the S, M, C basketball podcast, I am your host Tate. And with that to all have a good night. 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NBA Conference Finals

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NBA Conference Finals

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Pro handicapper extraordinaire, I am the former NFL offensive lineman five team seven years. It actually makes sense five teams Redskins. Cowboys bills patriots Browns. And now, I think I have five podcast that I am on raw soccer football podcast fantasy fees podcast even money podcast college draft podcast. I'm not on the business of sports podcast. But that's a good one as well. And you brand and then the new ones we've added recently hazard ground podcast, which is just incredible stories of combat veterans that I love listening to of something different for me to listen to these incredible stories of people, that sacrificed the way they did. And then we just added to college football broS podcast, which is awesome. As well. Absolutely. Speaking of awesome, by the way, Steve we got tremendous feedback by the people that took advantage of the opportunity to go to my front page story dot com, like shefty, Adam Schefter and get the best mother's day gift ever. So if you want to get the best Father's Day gift ever or you want to get the best graduation gift ever. Now's the time. My front page story dot com. All right. So Steve I want to start with something a little bit different today. You know, people probably notice that last week's episode had been recorded the week prior. Because I was you know, if you listen to the Ross Tucker football podcast, you know, that I was on a cruise last week with my family and really no ability to record a podcast. So we had done last week's episode two. We before we had done a couple of different parts with Dave Mason. So what that means? Steve is we didn't really talk about the fallout from the Kentucky Derby, which is just unbelievable. And I know you're not a big horse racing guy. Because of the way that that horse race horse racing betting is done, and I get that. But we still need to just talk about it. And I'm sure you have some other war stories or stories of your own from over the years with maybe. Adjustments made or rulings after the fact I mean, Steve how about first of all let's just start with this. Okay. Let's just start with the ruling itself and your thoughts on it. I know you're not big into it. But I'm also because of the pair of mutual. But I also know that you know, you had to follow it along with what happened. What did you think about their ruling? I mean, I'm not a horse expert. But it seemed like it was the right rule. It was the right ruling. And it was refreshing in a lot of ways because how often do we say, hey, call things the way you would call it, regardless of the circumstances. So I guess old school talks about. Wow, you know, you shouldn't make this. You shouldn't call that holding call on the final play the Super Bowl, even though it's holding throughout the game unless it directly impacts the play and I disagree with that a penalty the penalty, and if you're gonna call it in the first quarter, you should call it the last play the game and the same is true in the NBA. If the foul you call it a foul, and everyone I spoke to said, you know, during any normal horse race, of course, went ahead and diverted Blake what happened in the Kentucky Derby that cores horse would get disqualified. And so I believe that they got it. Right. And I think it's good for the integrity of the sport. What did you think about how long it took? Well, they're in is the problem because they took twenty two minutes. And clearly you've gotta be in. When the race is only two minutes long. It just simply should not take that long. I'd make the case of you know, what if it's that if it's the correct call and it's clear it should be clear within five or six minutes. Now, I will say this. And I'm not really privy to exactly how they re ranked the ORs is I guess the disqualify doors didn't wind up being put last but big put seventeenth. So maybe there's some work involved in terms of you know, how far down you lower him for his infraction. So maybe that that's a factor associated with that. So I guess my other questions as it relates to it would be what about the people that ripped up their ticket on the horse that ended up winning, and they were sixty five to one I forget what the name of the horse was that actually one. I know maximum security is the one that got d queued, but what was the name of the horses actually wonder even remember sitting by the way country house, sixty five to one and. Yeah, you know, I know I I don't bet horses. So I know that when it comes to sports if you rip up your ticket, all you need to do is go back and say, look, here's what I made my wager. Here's the amount. And here's. You know, what I what I wagered on? And and it's better if you even can remember which ticket writer, you bet it with but the bottom line is they can go back accounting can find the ticket. And you submit what's called a loss ticket, and there's usually a sixty day window, and then they pay you. I am not sure about the procedures when it in regards to lost tickets for horse racing. So wait a minute say that again, they're able to if if you have like your credit card receipt or something. No, just your you. Don't have any receive at all. But you just go up, and you say, you know, what? Back in August. I bet and NFL future on the patriots to win the Super Bowl. And I remember I bet four hundred dollars at Treasure Island sportsbook, and it was some time in the evening and the payout was so and so and this can be like months and months after as long as you can remember the details the day that you place the wager. The amount you played and how much you bet they can go ahead and submitted what's called a loss ticket, and they send it to accounting and accounting looks on that date on tickets that haven't been cashed and more often than not they can find it. Now sportsbook does not need to do this. But almost all sports books. Do go ahead. And we'll we'll do that inquiry for you and more often than not you'll be fine and get paid. Why just because they want you to keep coming back and be a happy customer, and they feel like over time they'll be able to to win out. Yes. So I think it just good customer service, and I'm not certain of this Ross. But I believe that when there's a loss ticket. It goes obviously eventually to the casino revenues, but I'm not so sure it gets allocated to the sports book revenue. So it's I believe that it's not a big hit on their earnings. I'm not certain about that. But I do know that they will refund you, well, they'll pay out your ticket. If you go ahead and do this procedure. Wow. That's interesting because I'm just looking at it from the perspective of of the derby and the horse race. And I just I can't imagine that I haven't seen anything, and you don't know the procedure. I can't imagine. 'cause I don't remember I've been in the derby once and I placed some bets, but I don't remember anything other than. You know, getting the ticket like, I don't know. I don't know how they would say. Yeah. It was one of the the I was one of the. You know, five hundred people that came to this window or one of these windows, you know, twenty minutes ago and bet five hundred dollars on this horse or a hundred dollars on this horse. I don't man, I don't know. Maybe we can get somebody else on that knows that the horse racing procedure. But I I think those people are out of luck. Yeah. And you gotta feel there's a whole bunch of two dollar and five dollar bets that one that don't get cast. It's almost like, hey, if you could do this, what would prevent you from just going in and submitting a loss ticket, you know, on on every every time there's a circumstance like this. I don't know either. Do you have any good stories? Steve. I mean, you've been doing this. When did you first place, your I bet, and when did you first become like, a professional gambler you'd say? I'm I bent was back. I was twenty one came out to Vegas in nineteen eighty six loved Vegas. I was just bet like fifty dollars on things then I moved to southern California. I got a little more serious about. But I gotta be honest nineteen Ninety-two was really when the the light bulb clicked, and it was clear to me. Wow. The sports books really have no idea what they're doing. And that any better that really was making any kind of effort was going to be able to get a big edge against the sports books back in the early nineties. Now, it's changed a lot. It's gotten much more difficult but back then it was literally as easy Ross as I was studying for my actuarial exams. I was I was becoming an actuary, and it was difficult for me not to get Tobago's because I realized wow, you know, just I can't believe some of the the bets that they're offering. And accepting from the betters. Wow. And that was like a ninety two give me example. What why were they so bad back? Then I'm curious now. The best example, I can give us parley cards. You could just go out there on the late on Friday night. They'd have these pre-printed odds on on parley cards, and I noticed this almost immediately, and they would basically round up all the odds to the nearest half point, which doesn't sound like a big difference. But like an NFL when a team was favored by three. The lines would always be plus three and a half on the underdog at almost every place and some places with even rounded up the plus four and a half. And there would be games where the spread would go down to two and a half. If you went up to the board and you wanted to wager on the underdog, but you could still get plus three and a half, and even in some cases, plus four and a half on the parlay cards. So long story short you could you could play three team parlors you could play sixteen parlays at odds that were as good as what the odds were off the board where he got the true odds and you're getting two extra points on NFL games. You're getting three four extra points on some. In college games. So like northwestern would be playing Illinois Illinois would have some injuries. The spread would go down from twenty two to eighteen and a half and on the parlay card you could bet northwestern plus twenty two and a half. And no one was doing it was it was just a mystery to me that the better just seemingly. It didn't seem like there are any sharp betters back in the early nineties doing this. And I actually was part of a team in for like a really throughout the mid to late nineteen ninety s that's all we did is for the most part is bet on parlay cards because it was so much more profitable than any other way to wager. Wow. That's awesome. Man. That is really awesome. All right. So the reason why I asked you that though is because I'm curious do you have any could stories or any examples? Of something similar to the Kentucky Derby where you know. Something was changed after the fact that materially impacted one of your bets, and or maybe even threw away your ticket. I know horse racing might be a little bit different. But do you have any examples of anything like that where something happened after the buzzer after the whatever so to speak which affected your bet? I think the best example, I can remember and it's foggy. It's so long ago. But I believe it was New England was playing buffalo and New England was a three point favorite and New England was outplayed the entire game. And then at the very end of the game doing those down four and driving. So if you've got buffalo you're saying to yourself. All right. I'm home free here. If I got the plus three and a half and on the very last play the game New England scores to win by two and the teams. Go ahead, and and buffalo leaves the field and discuss they got job by the rest and the like New England sticking around because they're smart, and they know that by rule you need to go ahead and kick the extra point. So there's the New England team is on the field. Buffalo's not coming back out and by role. They're supposed to go and run the play there in field goal formation. I don't know if you remember this game chime in Ross if you do and New England snaps the ball, and the holder just goes ahead and flips the ball to the kicker who's running out of bounce just jogging off the field. He literally makes a left hand turn right before going out of bounds and goes into the end zone for the two point conversion New England. Winds by four all the buffalo. Betters lose. What? And the bills weren't out there. They the Bill I think it was the bills. I'm not one hundred percent, sure. But I can tell you it was New England and their opponent was not on the field. Why why was the guy just going to run out of bounds? Well, they didn't know what to do. They'd won the game already. So they're like just kind of Molin around trying to figure out what to do. Wow. What what did where you that? Do not find that one out if the listeners out there if anyone remembers this game, let us know do you know who you bet in the game? Yeah. I had some plus three and a half. I'm the underdog is still remember it. Oh my gosh. That's and you know, what Steve. This was the first year wasn't it where they change the rule where you no longer have to do the point after a no situations. Yes. And with good reason for just cases like I just described. No, I think we talked about it when they instituted that rule that wasn't enough though to impact how you would feel about underdogs in games or total or anything that that, you know, that's not enough to move the needle. It's not the move the needle. But of course, it does create the the one thousand games where there's that crazy outcome. Yes. Wow. That's amazing. That's a great story. I didn't know that. I never heard of that. So that it's gotta be before my time, maybe in the nineties I was with buffalo and three and four hours with New England and all five I would have heard of it. If it was since then, so must've been ninety s I think it was in the nineties. Wow. That's incredible. All right. Cool. Well, we had to talk about the Kentucky Derby since we didn't dive into it last week. That was amazing tonight starts the NBA conference finals. And it's interesting, Steve because he's the only one I guess marquee team in the Golden State Warriors, and you've got Toronto Milwaukee, and and Portland, and by the way, speaking of crazy endings how about the Colli Leonard shot against the Sixers that hit the rim four times. The I'm a Sixers fan that hurt bad. It defied the laws of physics that. I know there was a snapshot. At one point the ball is not even over the rim after the first bounce. And somehow it spins back over it's the rim again and winds up going in. I think that seventy Sixers, you know, there's a debate going on about the ability around Embiid or do you move on from Embiid and trade him and bid in the final two games and game six and seven was a plus fifty in plus minus. So when he was on the court, the seventy Sixers outscore Toronto by fifty points without him. They were minus forty one points. That's a pretty telling stats that Philly for all of the accolades at that starting lineup that great. Starting lineup has best in the east and beat as the superstar as long as he's healthy as long as he doesn't have whooping cough, or the chicken, pox or some other mouth. Adi and his knees are holding up in his feet. Don't break. You gotta go with Embiid. If you're Philly, and he's your horse. You gotta ride. Yeah. Or stomach ache even had like a stomach ache that he calls them the a game. I think don't even get me started. All right. So and for the warriors Kevin Durant status is up in the air. So I guess that's my first question to you. Steve is that how much of an impact does that have? Or do you still think the warriors are clearly the favorite even without him? Which would be crazy, by the way. Yeah, they would not be the favorite without him. So Milwaukee would be clearly perceived to be the better team without him. I will say this Davis has been moving point spreads three and a half points. When Durant is not playing and too much of an adjustment. And the reason being as good as Durant is. And he's arguably the best player in the NBA. He's just not that important for Golden State. And the reason is is that Durant and curry for whatever reason curry plays. Better when Durant isn't playing and so he can take the role of the alpha dog and take control the game. When Durant is off the court and the spacing for the offense of Golden State just seems to improve when the other players went Durant is not playing and because of that the last three years really forty years now with Durant. Golden State has won seventy five percent of the games without Durant. Golden State has won seventy five percent of their game. So they haven't missed a beat without him. So their bench is woefully weak. And they'll Livingston and loonie played well their bench in game six against Houston. We'll see if that continues kind of refreshing in some ways in the NBA final four, we've got three what I would call smaller markets. I know Toronto's not smaller market, but non traditional market teams in Portland, Milwaukee. Toronto here in the final four. Unbelievable, steve. And I want to get your thoughts on this. Because I tweeted this after the raptors beat the Sixers, you know, the raptors had the best player in the series in Kuwait, Leonard. And then I would say the next best player was Embiid. The next best players probably Ben Simmons or Jimmy Butler. And then the next one's either the other one after that, you could maybe say, it's Kyle Lowry. Or Tobias Harris or whatever. But my point is is the Sixers had the second third and fourth best players in this series and arguably the fifth, but it's unbelievable. How important it is in the NBA to have the best player in this series? Like like Jaanus for the bucks against the Celtics or Kawai Leonard for the raptors against the Sixers. It's it's unbelievable. It really is. When you you look at that Philly starting five, and you could make the case that Rettig the fifth best starter Philly is as good as the second best starter Seok them. I mean, you mentioned Lowery also for Toronto. Basically, it's the quiet Leonard show and the bench for Toronto completely disappeared. A Bacha played some nice games. They've a real. During the regular season. Toronto had a good bench and Fred van bleed averaged eleven points per game me every two points per game in the seven game series inventively shot fifteen percent from the field. So he was terrible nothing from the terrible terrible. And I've always been a big fan of deleting and talk about how he's undervalued in the marketplace. And he was just just absolutely awful CRM comes down with a calf injury. But it doesn't matter because if you got the best player you can will team victory. Now, I will say this a Bacha was awesome in game seven when they needed them. So that was that was big and Kyle Lowry. I mean, how how how the raptors got that many? Second shots. Sixers went three straight possessions without getting shot off and having the shot clock violations. I I mean, I've never seen anything like it. Anyway, let's move on your thoughts on what we should be looking to bet or what people should be looking at whether it's to win it all at this point or just within the series for both NBA conference finals while there's only four teams left. The markets are incredibly efficient, and I don't really see value right now anywhere. Golden State is a big favourite to be Portland and minus five thirty take back four thirty I'm Portland, and I think that that's properly priced. I'm not certain Durant coming back game five or game six or at all in the series, but certainly expect Golden State to win. And then Milwaukee does seem a little bit high Milwaukee's minus three hundred to be Toronto Toronto plus two fifty roster on who's been a two to one. The dog to win the east to route really the entire year. Now, they're in the east finals, and they're bigger underdog there plus two fifty that's shocking to me. I'd lean a little to Toronto at that price. But Milwaukee's been playing awesome. They really have been. I was surprised the way they took it to the Celtics and then. So you would lean Toronto. And then in the in the Western Conference, you're leaning Golden State. Yes, I do think that Milwaukee probably is going to be a good bet against Golden State because Milwaukee they don't have the experience, but just in terms of performance that play in every bit as well as Golden State is, and they'll certainly be an underdog against Golden State, and Milwaukee the homecourt advantage. The other thing I wanted to ask you about is there any is there anything to bet individual there? Steve or anything the bet in terms of going winning it all right now. I don't think. So I don't see any value. I'd I would pass. Okay. I know what you're going to say, it's a major, which means fade Tiger Woods PGA championship. I know you like a book at this point major means fade tiger right now it used to be that way. Now, we got a just and I've been talking about this actually for a little while the problem with fading tiger. As before he won the master's. If you went back to the last two majors last year Tigar didn't win, but he had the best composite eight round score of any golfer in the world so tiger despite all the public betting irrationally on them actually got his game back at the end of last year. And because of that tiger became worthy of being one of the favorites to go ahead and win the championship. Now, what's happened is? That because he's Tiger Woods. He's become such a prohibitive choice for the public debate on there's no value bending on them. But currently Tigers ten to one to to win the next major and he's the number one choice. And is he the best golfer in the world? Nobody certainly playing like a top five golfer right now. So I would say that for now we we're going to stay Pat and not auto against tiger. I would love to see tiger have another great tournament. And then I think we start betting against him as the year progresses. Note to the have time today Steve to get into an Email question, but we will next week. So hopefully, people keep them coming. And that's it next week. We'll get into some NFL stuff. There's there's more divisional Super Bowl odds that are out there. Now that we've got more information thousand good Ross. And by the way, if you bet on the saints to go to the Super Bowl, and you bet on the Kentucky Derby winner that got disqualified. It might just not be your Cup of tea to keep betting, right? Yeah. Good to go way to describe it. Terrific stuff. As always Steve. I am pumped up for the NBA conference finals which kick off tonight. I always appreciate your Tiger Woods thoughts. And unlike when we can answer an Email question, keep those coming police Ross at Ross Tucker dot com, there is not a bad question, especially when it comes to even money podcast because if you're asking it, I'm sure I have it. And if I have a lot of other people do as well, no such thing as a dumb question. 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It's May Day May Day - Kentucky Derby, Baseball, and Basketball

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It's May Day May Day - Kentucky Derby, Baseball, and Basketball

"Day may request permission to land. I've been made mailing it yet. We need to land yes. That's right today's may i. What was no mayday mayday especially during the war. All these planes up in the air. All i can say was may been. That's right it's been a talk about many things so you're on the sports comedy show his. Today's may may. Let's get going. Hello and welcome to the sports comedy. Show paul salerno the creator and host. Joe this is another edition of talk radio today. May i ask is made made. I do a special opening their many but it saturday have done so on saturday in a while. So saturday night's gonna be a big night of kinds. of course we've got around doing says. Saturday night's all rights. Replies gonna be fine downington regatta the kentucky derby we're going to talk about the kentucky now it's crawl. I'll talk radio. Okay thank you so. We got saturday saturday night on saturday. Night it's mayday. Mayday planes are falling out of the sky. But it's twenty twenty one now so things have changed. There's no more mayday hal. Even out to get northern over the hill himself. But i thought i'd start show off with something different as i mentioned On saturday for awhile. So kind of inside god. God i got a few nice these lined up goober the show with a trivia question. Haven't done that for a awhile. Those kind of fun. So i'm gonna ask a trivia question. It's a baseball crashing our top about a baseball team and then at the end of the show on give you the answer and hopefully you guys can get this requires a little. No i'm not going to. I'm not gonna bust your balls on our house for for putting up there okay. So the question is who was the last person to win a triple a. Title in baseball so for those who were weather triple crown. Means they have the best value average the best the most home runs and the most rb is all in one season. And i'll give you a hint. You don't have to go way back. This is something that you know. The last time it was done was in the thirties or forties. Only gotta go back about ten years ago. So who did this about ten years ago. Now i will say one thing looking back thirty forty years ago. This person who did attend you to go is in some incredible company. Ted williams did away back when mickey mantle did it way back when lou. Gehrig did it way back. When and even karl krimsky did it in the sixties and as did frank robinson other than that. It hasn't been done for fifty years in somebody about ten years ago. Did it so who who was at about ten years ago the won the triple crown title is called in baseball at the end of the show. I will tell you the tell you the answer in. Let's get it okay. Well as i mentioned saturday we're gonna get into a few topics We're gonna have the first one. Urban ones can be the kentucky derby. And i'm gonna talk about a baseball team and then we're gonna talk some basketball the mba getting closer to the playoffs top. A little bit about iran so before going into the kentucky derby. I do wanna mention one thing. And that is the website and the website is. I've been really pleased with what's going on for those. Who know me your photos show hopefully by now you've been watching the video clips but show is growing so for those for first timer people out there that have adult listened to the show before if you go to the web site sports comedy show dot net on the video clip paid. That's where i do. A segment called sports update and every day almost every day. I just put out a short video at the minute or two two minute video clip on on sports update for the day and i tried to wrap it up with a little comedy fund. Keep it simple. Keep it short sweet but been off. I've noticed we're getting more traffic. And i'm very pleased with that. So for those who follow me. I know you're watching it brittany of these new timers. Check it out again. Sports comedy show dot net the reason i say new owners is because all the other platforms that were on. Yes we are. The sports comedy show is Is recorded and produced on the bus route network however were affiliated with all the big platforms out there in I've noticed that. I've been picking up. listeners out. There and i'm talking about iheartradio spotify apple podcasts. So for all those people who are coming to the show for the first time. I wanna rock immunity. This show The sports comedy show. This is talk radio in. What i do is talk about the curve. Sports thing as i mentioned my name is paul selena. I am the greenhouse. I've been in sports for many years. I am a sports trainer. Here in the los angeles area one of the major sports so i have a lot of fun with it. My whole life is involved around sports. I kinda try to put a comical spin on things and keep it fresh in the goal here at this sports comedy show is to make sports dribble for everybody by adding laughter. Connie so i wanna welcome everybody for the first time in today. We're gonna touch on a few things as i just mentioned so let's get started with. Yes that's right folks today. It's a one because it's time for the kentucky that researcher are thank you okay kentucky derby gay. Today's saturday the day that they're doing them this year they're in order lashing member from the pandemic. The did not doing it in order. Kentucky derby was not i but this year. we're back in order. They've got twenty horses. That are going to line up at the gate and play that song. I just loved that calls on. I think that's such a great call song. I think it's so good we. We should say one more time. Because it's real offer these horses and these jockeys thank you. What incredible Day to may day. We got kentucky derby all right so as i mentioned twenty horses favor is essential quality. He's on the top favor. The next one is rock your world and rock. Your world is a medium medium-sized favorite. Ninety two coming off the gum but the kentucky derby website and then we've got a whole list of forces it made. And i think they wanted to make sure that everybody got a chance so they got all twenty start all gates failed. Don't know how this plays out. But i don't want it. This will be a great day of your laid. Put on your hat because when its fourth race season when it's triple crown time as when you put on that race you put on those funny hats. The big hats colorful hats. The hats with our in roses hats with on on top of that put on a hat of your lady and enjoy it. It'll be happening this after new. Keep an eye on those two horses. And i just mentioned a central quality rock your world. They are the favorites Hot rod tari is right on their tail As far as supposed to be making the top three so one more time essential quality. Rock your world hot rod. Charlie then even got some Longshots so times. Those long trips coming in cheap in mind is a long shot so sainthood. there's a holistic. i'm not going to go through them. All but a central quality rock your world hot rod. Charlie let's see if they can come in that order in. Let's see how kentucky derby does. Okay let's move to baseball. Because as i said there's a team in baseball talked about and the reason i wanna talk about. Moore's these guys have surprised us. Aw and i even Updated weather today. The baseball sports comedy show dot net forward slash. Mlb with them and these guys are now first place. Nobody thought they'd be in first place and that's because they're from in boston is in first place because doesn't want to move back. They don't want back to twenty twenty when they manage mass place. They don't wanna look back to twenty nineteen when they followed up the world series win with a dismal season looking back bosses looking forward. Because you're boston. Red sox are in first place in the american league east. How credible is that. Not looking back then. Got a three and a half game lead their seventeen and ten they gotta run differential plus twenty four there ninety two on the road. Boston is not looking back to last year when they joked they're not looking back to twenty nineteen when they couldn't defend the world series. They are looking forward. They're looking to the twenty twenty one season and your boston. Red sox are now seventeen and ten now. Yes that may be early in the season. But here's the other thing to keep in mind two things to keep in mind if you look at the rest of the division toronto new york and baltimore well. None of these teams have given us any reason. This fall into the season. Twenty five thirty games season to think that they're gonna come around and everybody always thinks the yankees and the yankees do have our but they don't have the pitching go with talent and their have not been quality team that i like it him. This visit is tampa bay. Tampa bay was in the world series last year but they've had some personnel changes. They've lost some of those. Big starting pitchers glass now. Still carrying the below. The aren't tampa but theron springer. Finally now just getting started. I don't see any other team in this. Division made at this point stood up worthy of chasing boston. Maybe somewhere in a couple you know. It's a long season. Maybe in another month or two tampa or new york will finally come around in the give. Boston run for money. Now i remember. I said there's two things to keep in mind. That's the first one. The other one well boston's pitching. They got an ace in the hole and he's supposed to be back in the next month or do and they're doing everything that during right now without chris sale chris sale Coming from left apple surgery not shutting was tommy. John surgery had it last year in had to sit out but this year the words the word is. I'm the street that he just now starting to walk to practice again so they say it's gonna be another month work. Maybe even two. But look for chris sale. Come back and if that injury doesn't play him. That's a big boost to that lineup. And so for boston to be doing what they're doing. You know you go back to twenty eight eighteen when they won when they won the world series. The the biggest reason was jd martinez. In jd is is doing it again. Jd is hitting the ball. His batting average is through the roof. But he's not the only one they've got somebody else's batting roofers through the roof too and that is under. The man at shortstop is doing it and he is in the top ten for batting two. And that's exander bogart. I believe he's batting three thirty three thirty three right now. And that's incredible for a shortstop. I was looking at his numbers earlier before the show her in the last three years now. He's batting three hundred or more in a four a shortstop to do that. That's incredible so boston on another level. And as i said boston's not looking back. Let's for boston. Boston for those red sox. First place chris sale going bat. Hey al east up for grabs three and a half game leader. Four-game lead this early in the season. Not bad batting. Average third in the league runs fourth in the league of some pretty big numbers and era with the pitching staff. That is not so great night in the week. The the big the big name on the pitching staff staff is nathan of all the Again what sale gets back. You'll have some help so these guys are doing and They are probably the biggest surprise in baseball on right now in boston. Red sox so congratulations boston. You're after my helmet start. Let's just see how far you can keep going. Okay as i said we're gonna talk basketball. Let's turn to basketball because on things are starting to heat up in basketball There is some big news here on the west coast. And that's because finally laker fans have been patiently waiting. Ad was out lebron without We just didn't know you know how things were going to go. And they didn't go to good when they were out. He didn't play five hundred baugh. These guys were down for about twenty games. But they're back and when they're back. Your lakers are the champions and everybody on the west coast is saying one thing one thing only right away. They all the lakers. And we love our way. Thank you randy. Randy's telling us why we love la and if you've been game again this is what they're playing because they love left. Look at the lakers and see what to expect here. So last night laurent may had a home game. Um there in the state and everybody was saying thank you randi they love. La now it was about frisky back in the plagued. Movie sacramento sacramento. Just went through an embarrassing loss A couple nights ago where the lost by fifty points but they came off in the sacramento came into alight in played their hearts out. There were hidden on the three pointers The took the lakers a little. While to get going they did get going but a with to the wire and lebron had a chance to win this game. Five seconds left leg down by to the imbalance in the bronx. He doesn't you know he had five seconds and it is. I came back but five seconds is a lot of time but it appears that he rusted. He just immediately went for the three point. Shot hits the ram bounces up does not bounce in sold abroad did not give the big victory on the first night that sacramento wins this one one ten world sets. At least he's back. It's gonna take a little time for them alta to play on that level that we are on. Anthony davis is now and now they gotta they gotta work the chemistry because he andrew drummond on the team in dennis. Schroder is now back. He's been out a little well so they got in the. It's going to take a couple of days for them or a couple of games to get informed and the question is can they stay healthy. They're getting need to stay healthy because their loss angeles and we love a lover but is it turns out right here in la. There is another team that we've got to keep an eye on if we're gonna be talking basketball and it's the team. I call the wildcard team. And that is your los angeles clippers and the reason being is the los angeles clippers. They've just thirty stacked will tell on top of talent on top of talent they are i in the league in three point percentages their fifth in the league in in field goal percentages their eight in the league in points scored. And when you're talking clipper basketball. You're talking some big names in the in the depth Kuwait leonard obviously and paul. George too big names. But they've got a good supporting cast serge ibaka in the center on their shooting guards the They got reggie jackson and then they've also got the man the myth the legend. That's right they'd got rounder. John and rhonda is become a big man here on the back. Because he's helping the clippers. Become this wildcard team talking about rhonda his put on a tremendous support. Now those norwegian rondo rather he's won championships in boston. He's been in the league twenty years through a true veteran the game. He's helping exuberance. Let's say they do reach boys putting his minutes. He's averaging twenty to twenty five minutes game. He's definitely been a big part of that back ville. And he's a little guy and he he creates added he stills the ball he starts the transition so rejoin. Rhonda is been making things happen in. And that's just another another big name that they got on. This team is making the clippers a team to deal with. Uh so the reason. I call them. Wildcard t excuse. There is a bit of unpredictability with this team. You don't know if they're going to win by twenty organs by twenty when they're on they're on. They are the best team in basketball when they are on that. When they're not on. I'd seen the moved back to the worst teams by twenty so we got a bit of a wildcard factor. They're gonna they're in. I believe that to position. Let's take a look at the league I know you toss. I of the clippers seconds. The clippers are are in the they are on the number to see in the west. I'm sorry make that the number three seat the follow back So they're going to be the point again they're going to be in the top four they're gonna have homecourt advantage and you know they're twenty four eight at home there. They're seventy three in their last ten in the clippers. Their story is low management not severe injuries. Unlike the lakers very difference on scenario there. So we're going to keep an eye on the clippers. The funnest thing about clipper basketball is their cheerleaders now. I love a good cheerleader. And i hope you do too. We're glad to see the rondos going to be there to help them. But you need one more time for john in the help us do as i was saying the best cheerleaders in the game now. I like a good cheerleader. I hope you do too. But they're cheerleaders being help me rhonda because they're leaders. Something different there either. He doesn't wear the outfit and have the pompons. I said he not she. And that's because they're cheerleader. Is there owner steve bomber. Have you seen steve bomber. He sits courtside. He sits all by himself in his folding chair. He's got his master on because he wants to be in compliance but this guy is just so full of excite win entertainment it every time they score he just going crazy his hands origin going every which way he is the greatest cheerleader in he breathes. So dealer you to that. Courtside played there for the clippers. It's the their older. so thinking. if you're a clipper there's your owner whose signing your check and he's just going nuts for you can see wants to see you win. So the clippers is excitement. It's a whole different ball of wax. Then the lakers is the wildcard. Is i call it. So we're going to have to see how it plays out. We will touch on teams one and two. And i have this whole time. I'm not gonna get into great detail. Utah they've been playing all that jazz. in phoenix. things are heating up in the desert. Cpi three keep an eye on cpi three would not be surprised if the cpa three factor comes into play. I look for them to do to make some noise in the playoffs. And i don't think you toss going to go away lightly they did slip in the second-place demont mitchell is out. But he will come back in they they for the most part haven't had too much injuries. Otherwise the divide is the big the name among four or five other players on that team so keeping phoenix. Utah clippers three. There's your top three. The legs got work their way up to see if they can stay the battle. Let's turn our attention to the east because when you go into the east in for those who visit the show. You've heard we played the song for all new people. Yes that's right solutions happening on the east. They're not sleeping in brooklyn automation. That's right brooklyn. Nets are not sleeping pill they championship your brooklyn s. Look at these numbers. I point score is the most points percentage there are four four. Three point percents their bombers big bombers about the only staff that they were on the rebounds fifty other than that. It's your brooklyn s. Now we all know the big three kavingere ans- highway and right now just sitting on the sidelines. She knows only matter. Time for james harden comes back. You get those three back in. They can stay healthy throughout the playoffs. They're not gonna in brooklyn because they're gonna fulfill their dream of winning a championship. In much as i love the west and i love. La and i'm scattered about utah team. I think he's gonna win it all right here is your brooklyn nets and even if they only have two of the three even describing in town drat or kyri james harden. I still think there's enough there to still take down and one of the things now about basketball. It's not just one or two big name. It is a three point game. The games changed so the supporting cast. You gotta have four five strong players in that they do. That's right because they're not sleeping when we're talking. Thank you be what they're not sleeping they got way. Griffin's hopping out on the back for the got joe who's a small floor of the damaging under the board. They're shooting the crazy also jumped green. What about underneath the got the andre jordan. It's a good team ever here. Even with these big guys go out still nothing to take for these guys to carry them winning streak. They had a night attending. Snap the other night. They're playing really good basketball. It's the depth and so look for them to be your powerhouse in the east again. Hey routed there. they're not sleeping bathing. They've got one thing on their mind and that's a championship in those healthy. I think they just might get it. But they're not the only team in the east but basketball stack with a lotta good talent. And there's another team that's hot on their tail in the team that they have the best player this year in basketball the to get the mvp award he Certainly is in the lead is others are after him. But that is are philadelphia. Seventy sixers and again for those who've been following the showed herbie attached this song for those on the first timers. That's right we have a song that we tasked to your seventy sixers. And that's because philadelphia. The land of the freedom philadelphia hasn't won a championship since the eighties. So what's and forty years. I've lost track. But this is the land of the freedom and they're saying that their freedom is getting all the way back to the pilots. And what happens. Is the philadelphia free philidelphia hind. Joel embiid center in the game. You don't feel the seventh in the league for rebounded because again it's deck and this team also has tobias harris muslim muslims wrestle under the under the board danny green who came suits. Besides joel they got white howard aka in superman remember. He did win a championship last year and wants to do it again. Then they got shooting guards. They got ben simmons. And seth curry not still so. They've got talent in. I can see this team. If they say they haven't had many injuries. The only was joy out went down for about game is but he's back in looking good if he stays out the third to give brother and a hell of a fight of their money. Philadelphia is the land of the freedom and They're singing about philadelphia because they're not standing right there with broken the ones use by love. You're to be your top teams in the east. We have forgive boston. Boston had a big one. that site. the here's a story. Boston was down by thirty four or five. I can't remember. I read it earlier by thirty some thirty odd points last night and i'll be damned if they did not aback in win the game and they did jason tatum who end up with sixty points. He ends up. Trying larry bird. The most point scored sixty points jason. Tatum sister young. So that's just incredible stored there to be down by thirty. I think was thirty. Four to be down thirty four points in the comeback in win. So you can't count out basu. Personally i think brooklyn philly are the two big stories the other story. Unfortunately we got worth no wapping in their lost. Their last game on grants tombo went down with a sprained ankle. Don't know the severity hope. He'll be back. i. I mean they've got a lot of good players and they got a good team but cup playoffs usually find a way to peter out so i don't think even with a healthy guyana milwaukee is strong as they look are a match for brooklyn or philadelphia. Okay i'm gonna leave it there overweight. Wait we do have as sports quiz. And it is time for the sports with now remember. The question was who was the last baseball player to win the triple crown and the batting average home runs the and that was twenty twelve and that is miguel cabrera from detroit. He's been on top of those charged back there about ten years ago. You got the batting average a couple years in a row but that year he got all three. Nobody was close to him. He played long ball. He brought the runs in and he put base hit after base. It is just a shame. He's on a team that they can't give him the support But he's definitely a hall of famer legality cabrera issue. Answer for your trivia question. Guys this has been your saturday of talk radio. I want to thank everybody. It is saturday. It's me so we're gonna leave regular go out with the saturday night. Use came into. Chill out before. I before i close out here. This is i'm drawn. Everybody knows it sounds saturday night. Friday and then the song that i tasked to the philadelphia seventy sixers who is out and john philadelphia freedom. And here's your footnote. I think now. I've done eighty or ninety shows i i. This is the first time that i used the same artists twice in show so if the show become so big and famous guy p track track of these funny or these little historical facts drawn sir. Elton john reach enters the history books for the sports comedy show as the first artist to have two songs on one. Talk radio episode. Congratulations to out and john out. Because it saturday were refi. thank you everybody froggy newbies. Thank you over. You're gonna come back and listen to some more. That went sports comedy. 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Kahwi Me A River

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Kahwi Me A River

"Partly interruptions, that I'm Mike von most people have the day off for we are here to put in work. I'm Tony Kornheiser, speak yourself a male in this one in. No come on day. Gonna remember you for something mail, and then I should have worn shorts today. I don't know what to do in Chicago. This is the governor. No, it's sixty rain is the first PT memorial. We've ever done. Right. It's the first one I've ever done. Yeah. He too. We used to always get this day off not gonna stay you're wise. It is. They banished us, whether the PTI boys and girls, today's episode the NBA finals, set the Stanley Cup finally begins and Mike and Tony maybe feeling the heat, but we begin today with the surprise team in the NBA finals, the Toronto Raptors they won four straight over the favored, Milwaukee Bucks, and they will play Golden State. The raptors led all series by Leonard who many assumed to be a one and done in Toronto after game six that win that won the series, the president of the raptors Masai Eugene Lowry said to the assembled crowd, quote, he's the best player in the league and we're happy he's in Toronto on quote will bond us making the finals change wise future in Toronto as part of its own is part of it evolving situation and being in Toronto, a lot over the past couple of weeks. And. Talking to messiah, Jerry and others around in Toronto. Man, I mean, I get the feeling that's Ronald got a real chance the Rapids, every real chance, Tony when you stay in there and you hear an entire country, serenade you and they serenade it, and it was sincere. And it was authentic. And who I mentioned you Jiri by name? And there's something that player there's a romance or legitimate one. I'm not saying I know where he's going because nobody knows where he's going. But Tony it's impossible, so be into Rondo on a game night, and watch him play and the reaction between him and them. And not think, really, you want to leave this. What the uncertainty of even the clippers who are on the up-tick. I can see the other thing happening. I can't. So I understand why you Jerry would say this. He wants to keep him of Koran. Oh, made the biggest trade in the NBA last year at the at the end of it when they took. Demar derozen because damore bureaus and then Kyle Lowry had been bad in the playoffs. Toronto was getting swept year after year. And they said to derozen with trading, you, we're going to pick up Leonard even though Leonard is going to be a free agent. We may only have them for one year. The result is they have gone further than they have ever gone before. So if you asked me, the question, does it change his status what I would say to you was when LeBron went back to Cleveland and won. The people in Cleveland said, it's okay to go now Toronto's never been this far. I think the people in Toronto would look at Kuwait, Leonard and say, if you want to go home to California, we understand. And thank you for helping us get over the hump that we could never get over before. That's the second speech. That's the concession speech. Well politicians, nor athletes, look for the concession, I they win I only he's not LeBron at Toronto in Cleveland. And again spending some time near the past. Couple of weeks while this is unfolding. I don't know. But I feel that this must be in Kowa Leonard's head in heart. You cannot be there on any game night, and not sense. The love affair a very touching one don't know what it's going to mean. But by the way messiah Jerry better be executive the year 'cause he took a gamble on Kawai Leonard promise and lynyrd appreciates that because he's told. Tony. I don't know where it's going man, but it's fascinating. All right. So I'm gonna try to elicit a pick out of us different from everybody else's. The Las Vegas oddsmakers want. No part partly Toronto Rapids in the finals just like they wouldn't know part of the raptors against Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference finals, the warriors have been offered nine days which suggests rust, at least in game one Kevin Durant will not be walking through that door. Not immediately anyway. And the raptors led by the wondrous Karai Leonard are easily the field. Good underdog story these playoffs. So let's get to a big fellow you're going to man up. You're gonna pick the only team in basketball with the home country advantage, aren't you number one? No not going to do that. And number two, I thought you didn't believe in that Vegas junk, look, I don't I'm gonna pick Golden State. I'm gonna say that Golden State is gonna take one of the first two games in Toronto and get home field back. I, I thought that they would have more problems with Milwaukee because. To rent? I don't think the Rams play. And again, in the I don't you and I are sort on that. I think that onto the Colombo could not be guarded without Durant. Whereas I think Kawhi Leonard who's been great in the playoffs. He's averaged thirty one game throughout the whole of the play offs. I think Draymond green or Klay Thompson, I think they can get with him a little bit more easily. So I will take Golden State in terms of feel good stories. I think the way Golden State went through Houston and the way they went to Portland without Durant to me. That's not an underdog and overdose. Feel-good story was the certainly the story as well. Tony Golden State with sweat Milwaukee because by now you should have seen that, if Toronto can build a wall, and just say to answer Cuco. That's nice. You're nice guy. Come back with a jump shot. And we'll talk about this again. Sometime later. But Toronto, Tony has more diversity in that lineup. If there's a night where for why Leonard doesn't have a big game and he's only had one of those nights. They played without him. Twenty two times. Fifteen times what we now, call whatever that thing load management. Whatever it is. They played without him. They understand. And do they play differently when he's not there, but he was going to be there. And so even tell you this great player, even if Kevin Durant was there. Kevin Durant is not better than Kawhi Leonard. Neither one is better. They're both two of the four maybe three best players in the NBA. And the Wilders out there they got a chance. I think win, I'm gonna say, Golden State and Sykes. Okay, but I'm not gonna you'll wake up every morning at ten o'clock to while the highlights say, oh my God. I'm shot. I'm shocked to Ronald's in this. I can't believe they may be deal. No money in it. They may be in it. The other team is better than the other team is going for history. They're going for three in a row and four to five in their going dynasty, and don't discount that don't discuss soldier, Golden State. I think Houston chronicle is reporting that almost every one of Mike dantonio assistance. On the Houston Rockets, including defensive specialist. Jeff is delic- have been released and will not be back. Rockets owner Tillman for Titas said earlier this month that he intends to keep dance owning who has one year remaining on his contract and Tony publicly expressed the desire to extend that contract, two more years. We'll on a fewer dantonio, and you just saw your assistance can how would you feel about your status in Houston? Well, it depends if they were Chand or you said, we got to make some big changes here and I understand starting with my own staff. We don't know what order this was done. We don't know if Dan, Tony signed off on this or not not yet from the reporting we have today. So to me, this doesn't happen. Let's Mike, Dan. Tony has some say I mean that does the Houston Rockets don't strike me as that kind of organization. They are not dysfunctional. They haven't been able to win a championship lately, but they seem to know what they're doing. So you're saying Tony has a hand in the releasing of these assists. If not a hand in a nod. I mean, I don't think you're Mike dantonio, you've got some. You said I want this job. I want to do that. I wanna keep drying, right? We got a Roth. After I got a GM, who knows how to acquire people and shake things up. You don't you don't just just walk in the office. One day, this is not the Lakers saying, oh, by the way, you gotta bring in malaria, and curly. This is not that so Tony. I think that might didn't Tony has expressed publicly and privately he wants his job. I take him at his word if I'm like, Tony. I stay if I've got James harden, Chris Paul if I just one fifty three games, and the only team I lose to Golden State, which is being incredible dynasty. I stay if you don't want me, fire me, and give me the money but I want to stay there because I've got a good team. And if you don't if you're Houston, and if you're Maury or you're the owner of somebody goes to want their and Tony you. Tell me who's going to be better. Mike Dan, Tony. Here's a number. You might like his last three seasons in Houston. He's one hundred seventy three and seventy three. You think Kurt Rambus would likely plus one hundred Byron Scott Tim Floyd? I would like to be plus one hundred. So fun, Dan, Tony. I stay the mission just real quickly in the in the assessment of that team how they get along. Would you consider trading? Chris Paul to LeBron. And the Lakers because, you know, LeBron. And Chris, Paul love each other admire respect each other on off the court are very, very, very, very, very, very, very close friend. I might do that. Do you make that deal? I might put that, you know, but I want fifty three games and I want that team again. Yeah. I agree with that. Nobody we've discussed in today's show had the impact on a sport for a half century the way, Bart Starr, did he passed away yesterday at the age of eighty five and saddens a lot of us of a certain age that the greatest Packer quarterback ever is largely forgotten. So put away your culture of now and remember this star one five in a field championships, including the first two Super Bowls, twenty you grew up watching the best of Bart star. What are the thoughts that come to mind? Well, I mean Bart star is one of the all-time great. So I don't know if you will agree with this. I think he was the greatest of all the run. I quarterbacks because he had Jim Taylor, and he had Paul Horning. And he didn't have to throw the ball over the place. I would differentiate him from Johnny United. So I think it was the first of the past, I quarterbacks and they were contemporaries. He Tom Brady now has the amount, or maybe one more championship aboard star people have to understand this. That's the NFL didn't start with the Super Bowl. There was a rich history of the NFL before the Super Bowl and Bart star is a pivotal person in the rich history of the NFL. Tony he is. He's talking about quarterbacks. I grew up on the wrong end of a rivalry featuring Bart star. I shouldn't say wrong in the bears in that era have more championships than even the Green Bay Packers. But they those teams dominated things and Bart Starr, you just use to watch them. And it was he to me is a difference between quarterback and. You name some of the great quarterbacks and passer. Right. Guys are now passers because they don't even they don't call their own place. Vince Lombardi, trusted Bart Starr to call his own place. There was no getting in the quarterbacks head until twenty seconds left. Is this Bart Starr, dude, he was so great? And he was on a cast of great players. I've been in Green Bay and sat in the press box and been able to listen to fuzzy Thurston and Jerry Kramer, and the golden boy, Paul warning and just talk about Bart star and their time was within quick. Within question leader. Well enough question leader, a little history for the kids out there before there was Joe naming who was an Alabama all American. There was barred star before Brett farve and Aaron Rodgers won championships. Green star born star. Here's Bart Starr played for bear, Bryant, and Vince Lombardi, okay, still keys been there done that. Right. Yes. And so when people wanna start Packer history with, like, Dom, McAliskey move. No Arben Aaron Rodgers forever. The Rogers are great did did their great great, great, great great all time greats parts. But in that state Tony, you've been a Green Bay enough, you know, reverence in which Bart Starr is held and justify we, let's take a break, but coming up the Stanley Cup final begins tonight. We'll Bruins goalie to arrest still be hot after eleven days off late. Joy actually possibly on baseball. That would be a shame because it was a great player. Great rate play. Technology truth brought to you by Geico. Truth. You think you can solve any problem by turning a computer all and on him? And it's something wrong with your laptop now. Just need to turn it off and on. It's no problem. It's smoking. Yeah, that's museum. Eastern reboot truth. It's so easy to switch and save on car insurance at geiko dot com. And Nelson fire Evans all the time. It's all good. Geico. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. Final starts tonight. And we're thrilled to welcome back to the program. Our friend, Barry, Melrose, and Barry. Let me start with this to caress has been sensational in the net for the Bruins. He has been the hot goalie, but the goalie stay hot forever. The layoff is unbelievable. It is eleven days. Can we expect the goalie to still be hot? If that long layoff, just is going to affect the Bruins. I'm not going to sit here and say they're going to come out and they're going to be as good as they were the last game against Carolina. But they gotta get through the first period, get their legs to caress us. A feel some shots, Saint Louis has to come on jump on in this eleven day layoff that will create some Russ that will create a team. That's not quite ready to play, so of Saint Louis comes out jumps on them. Maybe get an early lead take that into the second period, the blue or the Boston Bruins will be trying to come out get their legs and make this first period nothing nothing one nothing. Maybe Saint Louis, something like that. But it will affect them. Eleven days off is unheard. This time of the year in the NHL, we're used to two days off and playing every second day. So this is going to be a very big test for the Boston Bruins to be ready in the first period. Saint Louis has to take advantage of the rest of Boston. Bruins have come out and take the lead early. That means the blue is going to be depending on somebody early named Jordan Bennington. He was the fourth guy on the depth chart and gold. At goaltender ferry. How does he make it this far? What are the combination of circumstances? Well, it's a great story. He was the guy that wasn't a blue chip prospect. He played in the east coast league. The lowest rung of the NHL developmental teams then he went to the American League they wanted to send them back to the east coast league. He said, no, I don't want to go, so they found him a place to play in providence, which is a Bruins farm team. And then when Craig, ruby came in, they try goaltender after goaltender after goaltender, none of them work. So he brought in his bidding been kid from providence and the guy's been unbelievable since he came into the NHL since he came in and played for the Saint Louis blues to give them great goaltending every week every game. And he's taking the number one job, and he hasn't given it back. Other guys dried, they put other guys back in, but Bennington wins wherever he goes, and he came in into the playoffs people wanting well, he won't be able to do this, in the playoffs playoffs hockey's tough the checkings, too good shooters, are too good. He's been just as good in the playoffs as he was during the regular season. So without a doubt, the MVP of the, of the Saint Louis blues has Bennington. No one else, we've got other good stories sports as a good story. Bennington is the reason that this team is in the playoffs playing for the Stanley Cup final no doubt about the kid has been fantastic. Very another big part of the Boston. Bruins is Brad marshawn. I mean some ninety is just a stud. But then there are times when he's a face licking irritant. I cannot decide whether to just like him in wonder what he does or just hate him. What is the deal with him? He's like that. He's an agitated. He's a guy that makes people mad. I'm sure he makes his own team mad. I'm sure he makes his own management mad. We know that they've talked to him on numerous occasions about his antics on the ice. But he's maturing a this year has been a lot better than the previous years. So I think the Boston Bruins are getting to the bottom line, though, is, he's one of the best left-wingers in the world. This guy is a goal scoring machine. He kills penalties him him in Burs, Ron of the top two penalty killers not many teams top two offense of players are also their top two penalty killers the Boston Bruins have that luxury marchant is unbelievable hockey player. So if you're a Boston Bruins fan, love them. And if you're not a Boston Bruins fan, hate him, he doesn't really care and the Boston. Bruins don't care. But the bottom line is, he's one of the best players in the world and the Boston Bruins love having them on their team. I will get you out of here in this. We see ice behind you. We know that the game finally after seems like months is going to start berry which way are you leaning right now? I'm a I'm a believer in the Boston. Bruins, I think they're a little bit better than the Saint Louis blues, I think it's going to be a great series, their mere image of each other. They believe in the same things they talk about the same things that coaches talk about the same things. They want good defense. They want good goaltending. They want disciplined don't want teams to take bad penalties. They want to take the other teams passing routes away through the middle of the rink there, just the stress the exact same things. This is the future of the NHL all teams was small forwards and slick forwards are gone. The big bullies now are playing the guys that are six three six four. Those are the guys that are scoring two goals. Those are the guys that are checking. So these two teams believe in the same things they talk about the same things play the exact same style. And it's going to be which team does that style better. I like to goaltending of the Boston. Bruins a little bit better than I like to go tending, the Saint Louis blues, I like to defense of Saint Louis a little bit better than the Boston Bruins, and I like the forwards of the Boston. Bruins in the special teams better than the Saint Louis blues. So with all that being said, I like the Boston Bruins in six game. Thank you so much for being with us, Barry, and thanks you going to those earphones, so you could actually hear us. Thank you. How do I look them on guys? The very very good. Let's take one list, but still to come wilpon breaks down, today's two hundred million dollar match between ask them Jill off and Darby county. Were they playing each other at the French Open, if not Kornheiser details? The innovative strategies Simon Pasi no utilize to win the Indy five hundred has, you know passing the accident. And the other one I think you're not lacking is not funny. He no it's Hachinohe. I got him being Latin. No. Happy time. People have sixty fifth birthday Jackie Slater Slater made the Pro Bowl at offense of tackle for the Los Angeles, where him seven times, and was first team all NFL, three times those credentials got Slater into the hall of fame beyond the numbers, though, where the interesting facts that Slater was a college teammate of Walter Payton, Jackson state, and then Slater son. Matthew was a seven time, Pro Bowl selection, and four time all NFL selection at special teams for the New England Patriots man. That's I mean special teammate special jeans, Slater, just surrounded by greatness, it, helping produce greatness to out to careers, Tony college, and the NFL happy anniversary to Robert ory shot around the state seventeen years ago yesterday after both Kobe, and Shaq misbehave -sential gametime shots in game for the Western Conference finals against the kings, the ball got tapped out to Ori who hit a three. For the win. This was in part, how Ori earned the nickname big shot, Bob. Oh, there were plenty of those Tony, I covered that series, which ended a great controversy later, and in time, Tony, it has come to be one of the great series of all time in the NBA a melancholy trails to Bill Buckner the well-known first baseman died today at age sixty nine from a condition called Lewy body dementia. Buckner played twenty two years in the majors. Mostly with the dodgers cubs and Red Sox, he was the National League batting champion in one thousand nine hundred eighty and retired with twenty seven hundred and fifteen minutes. But everything else he didn't his career was overshadowed by the ground ball. He went through his legs in game six of the nine thousand nine hundred eighty six World Series against the Mets had Buckner caught that ball. The Red Sox would have ended a sixty eight year championship drought. The Red Sox lost game seven and Buckner went into baseball lore is one of the tragic figures, along with Fred Merckel, and Ralph Branka Buckner face this head on and stoically forgotten all of. This is that he was a really good player. Tony Los interesting. I wouldn't argue a word about how it ended up with Boston. But here in Chicago, he went batting championship in nineteen eighty I think he hit three twenty four, but there's nothing that we at all, but walks around here, people sharing his number was even different. You didn't win number six with the cubs and dodgers. He wore twenty two, I think, in both places, and a different figure completely historically from one place to the other showing you there with baseball, still all things are pretty much local. We're running out of show, we go to the big finish Aston Villa beaten Darby counting to win promotion to the Premier League today. Are you happy for them? We know the bucks owner Wes Edens part, owner of Aston Villa sense. It could be a two hundred million dollar game. Tony. That's enormous Simon passionate won the Indy five hundred. You do watch you impress. I watched a lot of it idea. Listen, he's the only the second Frenchman to ever win. The I was guest on Chevrolet in one thousand nine hundred twenty that Chevrolet. Yes, then Watson faces a four game suspension. PD's. How should the patriots feel about that? Well, not betrayed. He told people more than one club but certainly the patriots. Here's what happened to. Why wasn't even planning to come back? So he's told me is going to be out four games. I guess he will be the rest soccer disappear joy on the sixty day injured list thought I hope he comes back, I don't want wouldn't take out by Manny Machado this ways a spark plug in an MVP last one one hundred days until the Packers. 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I you how did this happen it happened? Because messiah jury the general manager was willing to take a huge gamble and bring in Kuwait, Leonard possibly for one year at happened because this team took on quite Leonard's personality more and more as a season went along. And by the end of it in the finals, they were all these stone cold ice in their veins type of players even Kyle Lowry who we've said. Entirely different a few years ago and throughout his playoff career it happened because PASCAL Siaka went from a nice player to a budding superstar and it happened. Because Marcus soul got traded onto that team. I don't think they would have been able to do that with you on his balance you. Same question. UK be, how did this happen? It also happened because Dwane Casey met Nick nurse, when Nick nurse was an assistant coach for Great Britain's national team and saw something in him that others didn't and decided to hire him as an assistant coach. It also happened because as an assistant coach Nick nurse. Talk the team into making space on their roster. For some guy named Fred van bleak. In really well with their offense, and it also happened because of Leonard and how this team gelled and also because of the situation how this finals play. Okay. Be you're giving quiet and also there whereas Gutierrez's leading with quite George Sodano. Can you answer this question as well. How this happened to this franchise right now. It, it happened with messiah, Jerry. But here's the thing, it happened because he decided that he couldn't tank after trading Rudy gay. He was going to trade cow Larry to the Knicks the Knicks rebuffed that deal. And then they said ongoing at this point, and then why when when all that went down, and he was traded to Toronto. He called Kyle Larry said, look, I know you lost your best friend, man. But I'm here to win. And I need you to help me win. So those things then took it took took place. And then the team took a wise lead at that point. And then here we are. And what he page. The turnip greens in the court. Brad didn't get my into the table. There's nothing that bonehead crap to tell you. How did this happen because five of the top seven players of the warriors got hurt? I didn't play this year that I wanted to go. Are you putting an asterisk on this then are you did you just do that because I've heard people do this? No. I mean we go back in history. There have been other situations similar in, in the playoffs and even in the finals, and yet we look back and we go, oh, that's in the bulls won. And that's the year that the Lakers, one we don't really concentrate on this. It will be remembered. But it's in the second. Okay, you're not putting an asterisk, but let me ask it this way. Would he do? You believe the better team won the NBA finals this year? Yes, I do the way they played defense because quite littered was the best player in the series and because of the job that Nick nurse did, I'll coaching Steve, Kirk. How will the finals be remembered? Now that what he said that I want to ask you that Israel. What percentage raptors what percentage the injuries that Golden State had, I think, it'll just go in two different directions. I don't think because look if Kawhi Leonard continues to emerge as the best player in the league for a little while or superstar that can win a championship with any league. It's still going to be remembered as the first championship that he won after San Antonio. Toronto's first championship and cetera. But just like you can't ignore the fact that only play twelve minutes in this series and Klay miss some time as well. You can't ignore the fact that these injuries are part of who this team is they've played one hundred plus games for five plus seasons. It was going to happen at some point, and this is the way it happened. Collapsing ugly right before our eyes. That's part of what this team because they weren't so good for so beacon you put it percentage on it percentage of the series was raptors percentage. It was the injuries. The warriors had well right now it certainly seems kind of overwhelming when you see Kevin Durant go down with a blown Aquiles when you see clay go down with an ACL that it has. So. Much to do with injuries. But let me remind everyone that in two thousand fifteen the Cavaliers came into the finals against these warriors without Kevin love who'd been hurting the play offs and then had kyri urban go down in the middle of those finals and had to have had to have a Belva, Dover, a join up with, with LeBron and then try those warriors. How many people look back on that and say, oh, the warriors won that heavenly right about is this one different because it's Durant? And because it's Klay Thompson, and a happened right before our eyes on the court what key moments at probably has they're probably has a lot to do with it. But I think that when you look back, five years from now, I don't think that everybody is going to be remembering that the rewards get your arms around that Toronto really I'm actually going to give you percentages is no one has sixty five percent the raptors thirty five percent for the injuries with the warriors. Here's the deal, man. The, the raptors were seventeen and five this regular season. Without Kawhi Leonard. They are really good team. They won more games than the warriors in the regular season. Even if Kevin Durant was healthy they were as good as anyone this year as far as one through ten on their roster. So you gotta give them a ton of credit. Would he page? I'm a could sixty forty because they won three games on the road. They won five consecutive road games. I mean you gotta give them a great deal of credit for that. The fact again that they look at the warriors they looked old and tired last night worn out curry didn't play very well. I mean what was left of that team? Just the remnants of it just didn't play well the rafters continued to get better. If you think about it during the series, they got stronger. So give them sixty percent forty percent because of what happened. Just pick it up storylines here finals, MBP qui-. How does winning the title change his president is future, and one more thing, and this will take some self reflection on your part, but you guys are you guys a game? Right. Not quite as part. But on your part, what does it tell you about how you viewed him before the way he was talked about through all of last year in San Antonio, the way the work quitter and not a team player was attached to George? I. Well, personally, I was very much side the whole time I always felt like look, these guys know their bodies better than we do. And if they didn't if you didn't feel comfortable in that situation in San Antonio. We should give him the benefit of the doubt in hindsight. We've now seen that with Kevin Durant here recently. Right. And I think that's where we are as people in the media who cover these sports and talk to people. We have to understand that these guys bodies there a temple man. They know their temple better than we do. And we can't just speculate on the way guys feel how the rise of quietude best player in the planet. Do you believe is the best player on the planet right now? Jewish. I think right now he is. I mean he's the best defender in the league, I don't think there's any question about that. And offensively he's shown a skill set that I didn't even think he had. He's the best bad shotmaker in the NBA right now where he was he had guys draped all over him. Reality new is still knocking them down from everywhere k b same questions to you. Can you get into the humanity of it all? And how qui- was talked about last year by people of your ilk. And then how he turned it around this year. Sure. I mean, a lot of people questioned his character, how can you walk away from San Antonio? How can you not want to play for great heritage and dynastic? Well, it turns out, it's not fair. It's a question that can be asked, but to, to suggest that he's not a part of being a team that he can't be a leader. Obviously he put that to rest in this series. And the other thing, people questioned was his health, you know, George brought it up. But how healthy is he is this guy injury prone? Can he get over this? And in this series, we saw him play hurt. He was clearly not as hell. Theory as he had been earlier in the season. And so, the load management issue really wasn't issue. It was something really helped him. So I think that anybody who had any doubts at all about anything about quiet Leonard. Those doubts are, are put to reservoirs. I think the only thing you could have ever questioned about Kawai was his potential, long term health, everything else is entirely unfair because this man doesn't say anything, we're just going to put words in his mouth for him because it was the Spurs organization. It seems they can do. No wrong. We're again going to put words in his mouth or believes in hidden out. This man went from a nice player when he got drafted the potential to be maybe a three d guy to being arguably the best player in the league. You don't do that without loving basketball without working really hard and without caring about yourself and your body. So whatever happened to him in the past, maybe he'll tell us eventually all the details, but right now it was all ask you, this, though, Israel real talk. How much of that is results based, you think because they did win the championship because he did have one of the greatest shots the history of the NBA earlier in this postseason that the team bought into his personality and vice versa. How much of that is results based, I don't think that really has that much to do with just watch him. Even from the last time you saw him play until this year. He has gotten better. After he got better as the year continued this guy, regardless of whether that team would won the championship would've been thought of and would have possibly been the best player in the league. Of course, there's a certain element that we'll be results base is now a champion for the second time you can't view them any other way than that. But I'm talking about always he's a more fun loving guy than we were giving him credit for. He was always that guy. We just weren't focusing on that. I'm using the we hear what he page but you can speak for yourself. He was reserved. I mean you have to admit that this guy never came out when he was in San Antonio. And you have to of remember that with the Spurs, he was not the one number one topic of conversation here. They had a bunch of guys that were more open to speaking, but you used it said the media was responsible for this. What about his teammates there? We kept reporting what Tony Parker was saying about his recovery. What other players were saying about why didn't he show up even you have to go to the coach, who was kinda questioning his motives and his inspiration to actually play the game again. So he had a great reputation. Particularly defensively before wasn't MVP and reputation is even got better now that he's gone through the scraping, I think, though, just just to speak personal here. This is to incredible lessons. We in the media have to walk away from this postseason was the injury that George you were getting to before. And I agree with you on that judging someone else's body. When you're not in it. I mean it's just so flawed in so many ways. But the other is well, quite letter is a different type of personality and members of the media judged him on his reserve nature or whatever word you wanted to put in there, and because he wasn't an extrovert guy it became something, and it became something that they held against him. And that, of course, is not fair and just because he's a winner now it doesn't change that either way less question here. Would he paid for you Toronto Raptors and how they were built does that change the way in any way? You'd think the NBA is going to operate going forward. Sure, I hope covered this league for fifty years, I've always thought, as a former Washington coach said, George Allen. The future is now. I teams we've seen Philadelphia seventy Sixers go through the process. It really what is happening to resolve that they're not champions. I think you always play for today, not tomorrow that it means more to this year that it does, and then not be good for five years, but it does to be in the play. I'll have more on that it's all about messiah cheery the architect of that in vibe or sell real quick longest streak in the NBA right now championships, Patrick McCall. It got me figure. If you're the two hundred eightieth best player in the NBA or buff, you should sign a one year deal every year, and go for twelve championships set. The old it could be a lesson in a row McCall. We'll be back up would put him there with Bill Russell. Welcome back to around the horn coming to you. From the Heineken river deck here. Seventeen. Let's pick it up with the horn ACL Klay Thompson, that he shot the free throws at there's going to be an image at stays with you. And that is it's great. It's unbelievable. Again, it's not analogous the Durant. But I'll say this again, you know, it doesn't prove that he's tough. We shouldn't be valuing whether he's tough or not, and whether he takes free throws or not. It's his body with him. Do what he wants to do, but I digress. So. The incredibly devastating result as the warriors approached their summer here to players approaching free agency out for the entire year. I saw when I report, the warriors are prepared to offer Macktaz forge arraigned Thompson, with at B Y, George. Yes. Absolutely. I think you have to try to bring the band back together. I believe Klay Thompson will be a warrior for life. I think he's going to sign that max deal. We'll see what happens with Kevin Durant. But I also think the warriors will still be a playoff team. I think that Steph curry will have a James harden, like run this next season. I think he's most certainly capable of that. And he'll put him in that page. Georgia, disagree Durant's definitely gonna go somewhere else clay. I think does come back, but you're talking about a bad old bridge. You're talking about the the guys being broken up. I don't think they have to go out retool next year and trying to track new free agents to their new home, in this is the end of the dynasty, what he page. I mean it sounds like that's what you're saying. You don't agree with Draymond green, absolutely Israel Gutierrez. Israel gutierrez. Well, if Katie stays, obviously, they can have a good run for a good amount of time university. He's not the same guy coming back to the achilles injury. But it Claes days alone. I think they have enough with that trio with Draymond step to create something, you know, maybe not a championship favourite type of team, but they would definitely need to work on that debt, which is something that that's not for the next two years. A redshirt year for next year's they load management year for the warriors, especially for salt. So you don't think he could have the year that George thought he was going to have a heart and you would move him back. Well, it may be a Richard year, but let's not forget they're moving into that spiking brand new arena in San Francisco, next year, they just can't go in there with some bump team so they better. They better at free agency. Try to get those contracts on by K D, And by Thompson, and that young bench that old bench needs to get young and needs to get young bats on the dynasty. Let's I'm a face off the Dan owned Blackstone. You believe the dynasties over Georgia? I do not the Spurs won five championships in about fifteen years. I think the warriors as long as they keep the nucleus of clay Draymond. And Steph together they're capable of doing that. I don't think there's any question about it. That trio won one championship. When you put on that team who just loved his achilles. They won two more championships. That's what the dynasty was about unless or until Kate the science to come back with the warriors. The dynasty is an another quick off. Let's through Woody and Israel on the historic nature of the dynasty, all time, would you rank it? Dumber one. Number two. Number three, some thoughts on that. What he? Number five, number one, Russell in red sny. Celtics, the number two Chicago Bulls, with George rules threes. Joe time number four the Spurs, and they're tied with the Celtics. I think it's unfair for the Spurs, but I put the warriors at tied for number three, same order, as Woody with those Lakers because I think you have to give some sort of Boyce to how they changed the game two way. It's played. Steph curry was talked about as a better offense a player that Michael Jordan, for crying out loud. It was only five years, and that's what hurts them. But they changed the only five. Five straight finals trips and that's not that's not happening. You know of the Celtics. All right. Did you guys see the odds for next year? Look at this I don't know. I even believe this. The Lakers are one warriors down on the list raptors down on the list the Knicks on the loose. George could this be true? Lakers one. Yeah, absolutely Tony. You would have to top six or seven type players on the Lakers with the Brian and Anthony Davis if that deal consummated, which I believe it will be and no other team in the NBA would have that so absolutely. They should be favorites. I would actually say, first of all, that L A we'll be the place to be next year. That's true. I would actually flip love the other two. Because what that tells you what the clippers at number three is they assume they're going to get Kawai, if they get Hawaiian built around him, we've seen this four hundred page. Well guys Vegas are betting on to combat. You do it. The craps table. They're saying this is what we think's going to happen. And we're doing it because the entire league is wide open. Now, we haven't seen this wide open when you got the Knicks twenty two and while you think that's a little rap for Lakers feds. I agree with you on that because I you ever read on that. Well, I think it is a trap for Lakers fans. But what I'm amazed by that. We haven't even spent a day with the rafters champions of this league and collide lynyrd to be talking about it the best player in the planet, and they're not even on the list in that in that top. That's not the Washington Wizards either Kevin black. So maybe that. Jerry. Did you see that bomb that came out before, Jerry? I don't know I've seen reporting in Washington suggest that they're not putting it all out there, but it's not just who's going to offer messiah Jiri. It's what he wants to do. I mean he gets the call dot now. The architect of the NBA, who could everybody would want, and what do you page and Kevin black stone the tiebreaker here is going to go in favor of Israel Gutierrez because he had the Toronto Raptors in in the finals. Is that absolutely? It is. Yes, we haven't seen any. Videotape. You don't want to see the video. I got tapes. I. So Dan Gutierrez showdown only time for one and it's going to be USA versus Chile Sunday, all the goals, all the celebrations versus Thailand early this week. Todd was ranked thirty fourth in the world, Chile is ranked thirty nine now, they play in different confederations, whether that means one's better than the other you guys can ascertain that on your own. But the question I have for you and George, you could start us off. You think the way the game for Thailand played out will change the way US plays Sunday and react Sunday. What would that mean? I don't think it changes the way they play, they're gonna keep attacking and scoring as much as possible. But I do think the way they celebrate could be different but they won't admit to that part of it. They'll just say, hey look, we had people who scored their first goal in that first match. That's no longer the case. We've been there and we've done that. And that's why it'll be muted. I don't think that they will, and I don't think that they should this, this team has a group of leaders that are defiant. They're not passive this. Is the stuff that these women have worked their entire lives for? And if they are on the verge of the most dominant World Cup run ever, which after that first game you never really know. It could be the may should celebrate every single goal because this is what they're going to remember most for their entire believe the criticism in any way is a conversation in the back of their heads at this point right now, Israel. I do and I do, but I do think they're going to be defined about it, and they're going to celebrate at the level, whatever that feels normal and natural. Well, let's see what your celebrators level normal natural for you. Is there a good Sierras take the FaceTime? Thank you very much. I'd like to spend a little bit of time talking about this Tyson fury. Tom Schwartz fight. It's on ESPN plus on Saturday, just wanted to let you guys know what it feels like to watch Tyson fury, man, who's been very open about it beliefs. Including the fact that homosexuality and the acceptance of it is a sign that the world is ending. It makes me feel like I don't matter. It makes me feel like my friends don't matter. It makes me feel like my partner doesn't matter. It takes me right back from my teenage years in my early childhood. When I looked around and thought everybody was looking down on me that, that I'm lesser than just because this way, I was born, but I'm still gonna watch and I'm going to hope that it strengthens me because it's because of guys like that, that I have to fight every single day. Thank you very much, Israel, Golan, anybody else to find where you are. The monday.

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 254: NBA finals Golden State Warriors vs Toranto Raptors and NBA News

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 254: NBA finals Golden State Warriors vs Toranto Raptors and NBA News

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We have finally here it is the NBA playoffs Golden State Warriors going for the three peat against the first ever team outside of the United States to ever make an NBA finals. We got the Toronto Raptors. Game. One is tonight. And the first thing that I noticed about this. Was how it became one of those things where Canada had really just gotten behind Toronto and you hear about Drake and you see Jurassic Park and all the people that are surrounding, and then I saw the survey that was done. And it sucked the crap out of me actually it didn't shock the crap out of me, but it's surprise me. There was it's obvious that Canada is behind Toronto, but there was a survey done, and they pulled all fifty states of who do you want to see when the NBA championship? And I was surprised. Forty seven states out of fifty pick Toronto, so not only this Canada want to see Toronto win. But the United States wants to see Toronto win. So forty seven of the fifty states. The only two states that voted for seeing Golden State Warriors went again. Was California and the Vada which pretty much everybody in Nevada. They're kinda from California pretty much majority of the people are Californians or close enough considering I live in California here. And the one thing that made me think is. Why is quite Leonard even thinking about leaving their already in the finals? They have a really great team. And the one thing you get when you play for Toronto is you get the love of an entire country. Canada is going to love Kuwait, Leonard forever. He has a chance by winning this championship. Quiet Leonard kid, be the king of Canada and the king. Of the United States, having to countries that back you that means. You are instantly a global icon, you look around. And even when he even when he retires Canada will steal love him. Matter of fact, thence Carter left Canada, and they still love him. So it is something to think about seeing what I'm seeing here. I don't think you could get that anywhere else. Toronto has lost their mind over the Toronto. Raptors Canada has lost her mind over Toronto Raptors and it makes for a very interesting. Series here. Now when you start diving into the game. You start thinking, okay? What are the keys to winning this game? And I'm also going to tell you guys who I think is gonna win. And I'm gonna tell you why. When you think about Golden State Golden State's plan is early on is not necessarily the shutdown coli it's gonna be to play solid defense. On everyone. But if quite gets off he gets off. They're not going to try to control quite early on allow him to do a coup. Why does. But as the game gets late the big thing that they're going to try to do is. Try to really press Kawai in the fourth when a quiet is. At its most dangerous allow him to burn himself out in the first second and third quarters. But in fourth quarter start pressing him put dream on him. Putting clay on him double teaming him forcing the game plan is to force the ball out of his hands and force guys like Marcus all or Fred van Velde to beat them, but not let Hawaii beat them in fourth. They don't care choir goes off, for forty in the first three quarters as long as they force that ball out of his hands. In the fourth quarter that is the game plan that Golden State is gonna go with now Houston, not Houston. Sorry about that. Toronto. Their game plan say Houston on the brain because of all the talk about the trades and trading their entire roster of which we'll talk about shortly. After this segment here. But in order for Toronto win Toronto has to be smart. And that means slow the pace down, you can't beat no one can beat Golden State by having a shootout. If it's. If it's of Toronto of it's one fifteen one twenty I'm gonna tell you that as a loss. The game plan is to slow the game down. Make it a tough gritty game playing solid defense. The big thing is to pace Kowa Leonard, you don't want Hawaii going off, and burn himself out James harden did in which you spend so much energy in that first and second third quarter, but then can answer Bill in the fourth quarter and that's exactly what Golden State wants him to do. So being able to slow the pace down. Make it a measure pace make the game a very tough defensive game cannot give up. They're going to have to play solid defense. They can't play them the way Toronto played Jaanus where. You let you let him get open for threes because Golden State is degraded. Three point shooting team in history. If you start pushing them back, but you're not covering that thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen foot shot, Golden State will kill you not to mention the next thing you need to do is no matter how big of lead, you have you cannot get lax with them. You have to consistently. Play solid defense throughout this whole series of entire playoffs. Golden State has been behind. Numerous occasion, ten fifteen points down, and they just come back and win, because they can close a gap, so fast just one little period of time where you're lax and Toronto can look see a big giant lead disappear. Just like the trailblazer saw just like the Houston Rockets saw. It's about playing consistent, and that's the reason why they have to pay some self. They got a slow this game down. Make it so that it becomes a war of attrition where it's they want this game to be. Ninety five ninety eight you wanted to be, so you don't want to be. And a run up and down the court type game because that benefits. Golden state. Now, when you think about this, when I started looking at this, and I say, who I think's going to win and why? I look at this game and. I am taking Toronto to win the series. And this is the reason why. First off. Golden State has been off, they're actually going to be they've given up field advantage to Toronto this year. That homefield advantage is going to be big. It is going to be crazy. The energy is going to be high. I clearly expect Tronto to win game one. With that boogie cousins is coming back as well. So Golden State where they had this rhythm. That was working really well for them. Now, they're going to have to figure out how to work in DeMarcus cousin, this isn't. The regular season. This is one of the tough things that Steve Kerr was saying, if was a regular season game one we just put him in there and just say the heck with it. He's playing twenty twenty five minutes. Antill. We work him in, but this is the NBA finals. And if you try to force boogie cousins into this into this game, it's going to throw off the rhythm necks, if Tronto goes up game one they figure out they win game two. Now you have a situation where they're going to bring. Kevin Durant back. Now, you gotta figure out how to work in Kevin Durant, and Marcus cousins into a team who has been flowing through the playoffs because they haven't been there. So now you're trying to figure out how to work these guys back in. And yes, they had been playing for a while. But these are seven footers and they have to work themselves back in the game shape. They have to they are. They're both also coming off of lower extremity injuries, which means being able to loosen up joints and muscles. Just getting into that, that rhythm getting in game shape is going to take longer than the playoffs is going to be around. It's enough to really throw things off. And that's the reason why I am taking Toronto to win in six games. Now with that being said, if Kevin Durant was one hundred percent healthy and Marcus cousin was one hundred percent healthy that went through the playoffs, and they were totally playing like the Golden State Warriors were playing before the injuries. I would have taken Golden State all day and five or six games. But the fact that you're going to try to introduce one to two players into the series. I think is going to be a little more than Golden State is, is going to be able to do clay. And, and Steph curry is not going to have the same. Openings that they were gonna that. They're used to having because the whole flow is going to change it changes differently when Kevin Durant out there. It changes differently when Marcus cousins is out there. The Marcus cousins fills in a lot more in the middle where Draymond green likes the cut and drive down to the whole. It's takes time. Yes. They're used to plan that way. But it takes time to adjust back to once you've been playing this way without these guys to adjust with them. In that adjustment period that takes it into a situation where you could literally see a situation where they're down oh to going back into. Or co in the bay area and Durant comes back and now you're trying to really force grant back in that could get them into a whole. This is the reason why I am taking. Toronto Raptors to win and six and it is confirmed. The DaMarcus cousin will be playing and tonight's game. I'm very curious to see how much he is going to be playing in this game. But like I said you heard it here. I got the upset I got Team Canada. Who's gonna win the Toronto? Raptors gonna win in six games. When we come back, we're going to talk about a team that didn't win at all at all. Matter of fact, it's time to blow the team up. We're gonna talk about the Houston Rockets and the fact that del Maury has just made a statement about the fact that the entire team is officially on the clock and available for trade stay tune, we will be back. You'll do it right. To get your hands on tools. You can count on. And at lower prices lows, does it, right? To it. Savings during craftsman days. Hurry in and take advantage of great deals like a craftsman twenty volt max for two combo, featuring a drill impact driver. 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Get the latest football move both on and off the field from the NFL draft to treats to the rumor mill to the NFL combines. They got you covered. That's GMC podcast dot com slash footfall dash podcast get updates. I'm college. Why these key insights, and much much more. It's football talk the way you want it. This show sleeps and breathes football don't forget to like on Facebook and follow them on Twitter, visit yes MC, podcasts dot com. For more info. All right. We're back. Do just talk about the Golden State Warriors vs is Toronto Raptors game one night. I gave you my keys to gang and why I am taking Toronto to win the NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors stopping them from reaching their three peat goal. Now. This week. Dera Maury of the Houston Rockets. Made a pretty bold statement. He made it announcement that. There is it's come time to make some changes to the team and that all players. Are up for trade. Chris Paul James harden. Clint cappella PJ Tucker. Eric gordon. Everybody is up for trade. Now he did stop as far as say. It'd be kinda hard to believe are hard to imagine a situation where they would trade James harden, but pretty much. Everyone else is fair game. And when you start thinking about that. And you say. Wow, that's shocker. And I look at this and I say, why, why break this team up and I know the flushed ration- is cannot get past Golden State, but I tell you that the best decision is the state, of course, the best decision is the state, of course, because there is a very, very good chance that Kevin Durant will not be with the with the Golden State Warriors next year. That changes the whole dynamic, and the teamed, currently constituted could be good enough to win a championship. Now. One of the things if I was gonna make a change with the Houston Rockets. It would be to get rid of dantonio, Dan, Tony system has been proven to fail. When it comes to play off time I remember looking looking at Phoenix. Couldn't do it. New York couldn't do it Lakers. Couldn't do it. He that offense you have to be able to play defense, you have to be able to rain, nj harden. And that's the big thing. Big problem, when it comes to the Houston Rockets, when it comes to playoffs James harden, has no, no control. No one has teaches him how to play well with others. And what I mean by play. Well, with others, is that simple fact that whenever the ball is being handled by. Chris Paul, the offense is going through Chris Paul pay attention. He shuts down. He is not engaged when they're on defense. He's not engaged. In order to win a championship. You have to be engaged on offense at all times. When you're on when you're in the playoffs, and you're trying to contend for a championship you have to play defense. You, you look at the warriors and you say Steph curry may not be the greatest defensive player, but he tries to play defense and the rest of the team is one of the best defensive teams is one of the most underrated things about the Golden State Warriors, is the fact that they play solid defense, and they play solid defense for four quarters. That's the reason why I say. Get rid of Dan. Tony also another reason why you look around, and you say, Dan, Tony is the best decision. You're not gonna get anything for Chris Paul. The only thing you can do either just get rid of Chris Paul. Because when you look at harden and Chris Paul's contract. Nets year account for seventy percent. Of the team salary the year after that they count for seventy one percent the year after that they count for seventy three percent. Chris poll by the time his contract's up. He's twenty seven. He's way passes. He's already past his prime. Are you really going? Do you do you really see anyone? That is trying to make a run going to acquire a hundred and forty million dollar contract. When you look at this team and you say the Houston Rockets, have one of the highest payrolls if not, I I'm don't quote me on this, but I think they may have the highest payroll and basketball if not they're one of the top three teams at the highest payroll. But here's the biggest problem when you look at this team there to open team in NBA, when you look at the look at the contracts, and you say a year and, and Chris Paul is about one hundred twenty four million three years left on it before hundred twenty four million. You got Chris Paul at thirty eight point five million dollars. He's already thirty four. He'll be thirty five by the time to season by the time midway through the season. The next year. He's thirty six. He's thirty seven by the time they finally get out of that contract. It's a poison pill that I don't think there's anyone that's going to want it. James harden. At thirty seven point eight million. He's aged thirty. But if you trade dreams harden, what are you have left with his team? James harden, is not going to go anywhere. There Lakers aren't going to go and say, hey, LeBron for James harden. I've heard that talked about there is no way the Lakers are going to do that. So when you look at that James harden, his thing, Chris Paul is staying because no one's gonna want Chris Paul. He's an older player with a hundred and twenty four million dollars left on his contract, and he's lost two or three steps. The tractive one is Clint Capella at sixteen point four million twenty five years old. That is your most attractive piece, but he's also the piece that is the most attractive. But he's also the most promising peace at only sixteen point four million. It's he's under multiple years contract. Young. Why would you get rid of Clinton? Pella, Erik Gordon fourteen point one. He's thirty one years old PJ Tucker, PJ Tucker's, an attractive piece. He's thirty four but only eight point three million. That's an attractive contract, then as at three point eight he's thirty seven and then as far as rat picks go, they don't really have any major draft picks to speak of, how do you break this team up without destroying the team? I feel like any move that you make. To redo this team, which is too old, and too expensive just set yourself up to destroy a potentially championship team because without. Steph curry, do you, not give the Houston Rockets shot? Do you not give the Houston Rockets shot against Iran raptors because I do. So break in his team up, I think is a bad decision but. You have a situation where dome Maury is desperate for championship. And he is willing to do whatever it takes to get a championship. We're going to take a break when we come back, I'm gonna give you the latest news on Mr. Kyrie Irving. There are some reports out there. The kyri is getting close to a decision and there is some smoothing going on. 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Is Chris Paul who's too old into expensive. And James harden is a piece that would just blow the franchise up. If you got rid of him. So they're in a rock in a hard place. I suggested getting rid of dantonio the coach. Speaking of changes to an organization. There is a guy who everyone is starting to put the pressure on. And the recruiting pitch. Has come to career. Ving. Last week. There was reports the brawn James had dinner would kyri Irving. Magic Johnson talked about how he would like to see Kyrie Irving come to Los Angeles Lakers. And now. The word comes out that. Kyrie irvings mentor, the guy he looks up to the most is now recruiting kyri to come to the Los Angeles Lakers. That is Kobe bean. Bryant the Black Mamba. The one person that has a lot of say he has a lot of career respect. Is Kobe Bryant. He's talked about that Mamba mentality. Many a times this is a very interesting situation because there's there are some reports saying that. The two front runners are the Brooklyn nets in the Los Angeles Lakers, and that the Knicks have fallen behind and it's looking close to those two teams. And if that's the case if you're looking around and you're saying. What do you want between Brooklyn and the Lakers? Yes, you can say the Lakers have a lot of drama going on. But the Lakers are set to win Chiriqui go he can go back and join LeBron a person that he knows a person that he has had a lot of success with. A guy that he has realized that he handle wrong, and as contacted him in policies, and MRs what he had with the Braun. But this wouldn't be to Cleveland. Situation because of the fact that the Lakers would have LeBron they would have kyri but an interesting thing, if kyri did go to the Lakers, you would have a situation where right now when you look at the Lakers, they only have five guys on their roster. That's it. They have LeBron James. They have Lonzo Boral they got Brandon Ingram cow Kouzmin and Josh heart Rondo and the rest of the crew are gone. They can go out if kyri came there, they got plenty of room, if they wanted to keep the current team in tat. They could go for some and one Brown. Lebron with some shooting you could bring kyri and. You can bring Seth curry not Steph curry, but Steph curry, you go after JD Rettig, or Trevor Reza, or Danny green in which you could actually put together a team with Lonzo kyri ball Ingram curry JJ Rettig, or Riza where you'd have the shooting carrying LeBron would handle the ball that is a championship team there or option. Two is you could package up ball or Ingram Kouzmin you can pay in fourth. Pick you could either put one or two of them you two or three of them, you pack Jamal and end up with their own personal big three which a number of executives are starting to think there's been word the number executives are starting to think that the Lakers, we'll get a big three that they're gonna get Anthony Davis. Carrie and the brawn James in Los Angeles. And then that is a championship team to speak of. We're going to take another break. When we come back, we're going to talk about Anthony Davis because we were just talking about how he would be the perfect fit will when we come back, we're going to talk about that stay tuned, and we'll be back. You'll do it right. To get your hands on tools. You can count on. And at lower prices lows does it right to savings during craftsman days per unit? Take advantage of great deals like a craftsman twenty volt max for two combo kit, featuring a drill impact driver. 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The guy he looks up to Kobe Bryant and the word is out that pretty much is been narrowed down to the Brooklyn nets and the Los Angeles Lakers for where kyri wants to go the lent his services. When you think about it. And you say you look at the pieces that they have if kyri went there with the Braun and kyri you could package up a deal that would send LeBron James main Lonzo ball or Brandon Ingram or cow coups are Josh hard are all for those guys minus LeBron that is to New Orleans pelicans for Anthony Davis. That is a very interesting. Team. That's a team that could win and. Especially with the news that David Griffin, who has been consistent saying, consistently saying that he thinks he can get Anthony Davis to stay. Well. David Griffin met with Anthony Davis had a nice little meet and greet just to introduce himself. What the purpose of showing Anthony Davis that this is not your old New Orleans pelicans. We got Cihan come in and you and Zych Zion will be this force to reckon with, and how they've, they've really improved their medical staff is no longer using a foot of football team's medical staff. The New Orleans Saints. They have their own how they're all these improvements. That's going on. But after the meeting. When you start looking at things. The word Gat back the day of notified David Griffin that Anthony Davis has not changed his mind. He wants out of New Orleans. This is putting. A techy situation because there's a limited time on, how long you can hope keep this going on David Griffin wants to have another meeting with Anthony Davis to pitch him on how we want you to stay what we can do to keep you here. And what we can do to make you this global star was Zion. But it's not working. Anthony Davis wants out the damage has been done. He has been a star and a little market, and he wants to go to LA or New York. There's talk that Boston is interested in New York is talking about packaging up there. Pick that third pick and whatever they can do, but I still tell you, if you take personal feelings aside of what the New Orleans pelicans or front office feels about the Lakers. The best offer out there is what the Lakers can put together that fourth pick, and you pick your guy between heartened, coups Mon and Ingram and ball. That's a team that you could turn things around and really start your franchise going in the right direction, you would have Zairian let's say, you know, and you add those Lakers pieces. And that's a solid rebuilding organization right there. But if they and I feel like David Griffin has this approach that I can wait to the trade deadline get rid of him? But if you wait to the trade deadline, the offers that are going to be available are going to be significantly less. If kyri goes to the Lakers, which I do think he's going to go to the Lakers. If kyri goes to Lakers, and is LeBron kyri and coups. Mon and Ingram and balls healthy and they're really light in a world on fire. You could have a situation where all of a sudden those offers that were put out there are no longer there. And you may have to settle on an offer or send him somewhere that he doesn't wanna go. An end up with a fraction of what you could've gotten because you could fleece the Lakers right now and get pretty much that entire young core for Anthony Davis, the Lakers won a big three and they're willing to give up everything to get it. And I think I think the New Orleans pelicans should take it with that. We're gonna be rapid. We're going to wrap things up here because we got the game that's going on tonight. Very looking forward to it as I have the Toronto Raptors winning this game game one. I also have them winning the series in six games. I'll be back on tomorrow to tell you if I was right or wrong. No matter what, I'll be here. With that. Enjoy the game. 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Hour 1: Trading For AD

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Hour 1: Trading For AD

"And I am delighted to say good morning once again and welcome to I take I Mike Greenberg. I taken a few steps down the hall, and I find myself now and very entertaining companies. Stephen a max, Molly today different. That's exactly right displaced, Molly who is on her way to the Super Bowl. And I'm delighted to be here with you guys. And I picked an outstanding day to do it. Because we have enormous new. Well, I think it's fair to say before we even get into the show that we appreciate you. We're on the to have you. But no one would agree with this more than him. You certainly don't look. Then the hosted well coast. And of course, we haven't had to represent the family name in the lions him. But by the way, this is prime real estate. How about that? Congratulations. Now, we're getting somewhere, let's drop right into this. Because we have enormous news. The Super Bowl is less than a week away. And certainly that's what we end -ticipant talking this morning. And then the Anthony Davis thing happened his agent. Rich Paul has according to our agent origin out ski a news that broke to shortly before we came on the air this morning, get up and formed in New Orleans pelicans. But Anthony Davis has no intention of resigning there this coming summer, and in fact has requested a trade. And so the where we were looking at this, and Stephen we've just talked about this on get up. We're looking at this in some ways, it's sort of a ten day window because the trade deadline is ten days away. Fabiani seven for Magic Johnson. And the Los Angeles Lakers to get Anthony Davis to LA. Can they do it? I sincerely doubt it, and I'm praying that I'm wrong because obviously I would love Anthony Davis to be. Loss angeles. And I think it's important and appropriate that we recognize that we put it. We're putting Magic Johnson in the spotlight. Anthony Davis is not in the spotlight here. He it was a foregone conclusion for the moment. Salva clydes port that he wanted out. That's the reason he went were rich ball and club sports because the age you can get him to max dollars. It was never an issue there. Clint Rich Paul has been wanting this out publicly for months. The fact is Anthony Davis wouldn't give the okay to publicize it because they want to go to work every day working for the pelicans in front of those those grants Levy body knows that it's official. He wants out. But in order to give Magic Johnson the window of opportunity that he was so craving you had to make this public. And now it gives magic basically the floor for the next ten days. Limited competition anybody else to try to get Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis has no intention of signing with them long term, the one team, that's a competitor. And all of this is Boston, and because of the roles rule with Kyrie Irving and all of that stuff. You've got to. Move him. Elsewhere in order to get Anthony Davis in Boston. I don't know if Boston wants to do that unless there definitive about Anthony Davis willingness to sign long term with them. Magic Johnson is officially in the spotlight and under the gun because he has this window before the NBA trading deadline with no competition to get it done. If anybody can do it Magic Johnson can. But the odds of him pulling this off in my estimation. Max are slim because I don't believe that the pelicans are going to be cooperative. That's my reservation not about magic. It's about the pelicans cooperating against it. Like if you wanna lay odds, you should get odds. You know, it's it's a long shot. But I put my money on magic getting it done. He got LeBron James done. You know, the Lakers had cap space for years and years and years, and no one would sign with the Lakers. And they got the biggest listen LeBron James is worth to 'em VP players like if you have Steph and D over here in LeBron over there, and then surround. On them with similar talent. That's that's even money, right? By give them the equal town on either side. He's that much better than everyone else in my opinion. So he got that done. That was the biggest thing you didn't get Paul George, Don a few other things out of his control. He has a window. Now, what is happening here? This is very easy. Anthony Davis wants to play for the Lakers. That's why you hire. Rich Paul to get you to the Lakers every team in the league. Now knows it. Why would you trade for him? You have to trade a lot damaging your team a rental. How's that working out with in Toronto? No one believes co is going to stay in Toronto. So it could. So when he puts are you going to gamble all your assets that you can convince Anthony Davis to stay in your mid market town, or you're know teams are unlikely to do that. Now, that's why you put it out. So the question is has putting this out there devalued, Anthony Davis is a trade asset to the point where he's on this side and on the other side the combination of Lonzo ball. Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram gives you enough trade wait enough assets to pull it off. I would say if you do a maybe at least a three team deal, and you're gonna have to include Casey piece expiring contract magic. We'll figure out a way to get this LeBron's James deal. Mac OS a lot different because he was already planning fees to come. Anyway, this is why is the first time in a long time that he signed a long term deal because he knows at this point of his career. He want to end with one team versus in Miami. Or the cast. He didn't give them that leverage which hindered them from actually ringing in other top tier free agents at certain points. I must make sure I recognized for the people the reason why we're only talking about the Lakers possibly or the Celtics when they're twenty nine other NBA teams, it is because a Anthony Davis could tell the new suitor that he won't resign that leads to what you just said about Kawai. However will there be a team that's willing to? Give up their best or their second best player for Anthony Davis for short term knowing that he may not resigned. Can I throw something into this conversation that none of you may have heard because it happened ninety seconds before I left get up and came over here. We have Brian Windhorst on live from Los Angeles. NBA insider extraordinary and he said there is another team. He believes Anthony Davis would consider signing with long-term max, Steven you're both going to get very excited when I tell you he said that team is the New York Knicks and the question is would the Knicks be willing to trade their first pick unprotected to New Orleans for Anthony Davis. And so the pelicans would have the option of trading in for a pick that could turn say would Zion Williamson, and that was Brian Windhorst live with us ninety seconds before we came on here. Ryan does does a fantastic job. I very proud of him. I don't believe it not for once which side. Don't you believe I don't believe that Anthony Davis will consider it? I don't believe that for one second to New York Knicks or more. Brian franchise dish struggling miserably. You look at the Brooklyn nets the way that they playing amount of cap space that they have. Two questionable health of positions. Now for this was one hundred percent, and he was back, and he was balling, and the Knicks didn't seem as pathetic as they are right now, that's a different scenario. I don't think you are Anthony Davis, and you have the potential existing of the Lakers on one side and the Boston Celtics on another. And you settle for New York if it were Philly, I would disagree and I disagree. I believe that there is a long shot case for the Knicks. Because if you're Anthony Davis new hire Rich, Paul it's because you think you want to be like the biggest star in the world. There are two portals through which we export culture that way, LA and New York. There are no other markets like don't tell me Silicon Valley, certainly not Boston. Well, the world is different now because it is. But it's LA or New York now the Knicks have been so dysfunctional that puts them at an enormous disadvantage here. I do believe they would trade any asset. They have as far as trade draft picks go to get Anthony Davis. Here's why the. Nick situation doesn't work to me. It ain't just about what happens off the floor with endorsements. If you're Anthony Davis you failed as the best player in New Orleans to make them a contender. That's right. That means you can go to the Knicks. That's already a bad team that ain't porzingas bat. Here's that the my childhood idol. Magic Johnson is under the gun something that he's never been own a ten day contract. He's on one. If he's able to get it done. I'm going to tell you what it takes if I'm New Orleans. I'm on the other end of the phone. Of course, I gotta take Casey p because his money makes it world million. I won't coups mo-. I will Ingram. I won't ball. I won't zoo Bosch and or move honor. Sure. There will have you can have anything. Correct. But if I'm not getting that deal that I'm waiting to July were the Boston Celtics now, which is an opportunity. I don't put the odds in favor of Magic Johnson. It also brings up the possibility of hurting New Orleans say repeatedly were not trading him. No matter what happens there really isn't an obvious upside to them for making a deal right now. I just just real quick. The Lakers would give them anything. They want other than LeBron James in. In other words, all comes down to do. They have enough to get the deal done. That's it. That's us sitting at the table assuming that they give up five players for wash. Of course, they would descend they have to do that. In order to get it done. We have the first question behind us. But we have a great many still to come. State farm, Robert Robert, somebody burned down, my she shed no one bird done, your she shed shero already victim because my she sheds burning up in the backyard. Here's she shared was struck by lightning, Cheryl, Robert state farm cover. My she shed shed. She turned are shed mature hideaway, Robert. Oh, yeah. That's covered. You hear that Victor? I'm getting a new she sheer she head. Can we stop his she shed now go with a win? That's here to help life go, right? State farm. Talk to an agent today. Everyone. This is sportscenter right now month Collins before heading to Atlanta the patriots held a big rally before about thirty five thousand fans at Gillette stadium yesterday fans got to stand on the turf where their beloved team plays throughout the season. And they were also treated for some strong words and Tom Brady m Patrick Chung. Let's let them hear it. All the way down Atlanta. We're still here. We're still here are still here. We're still here. We're still here. Oh. Appreciate the support. We go ahead and kick their baby. Radio also shooting down. What would have been these storyline? This week in a sit down interview with RFL insider Jeff Darlington Brady was asked of Sunday's game against the Rams is his last. All time Tom Brady, go into the Super Bowl again. Let's just talk quickly about mortality age. You have the chance to do something that nobody has ever done at forty one years old. Is there any chance that this is your last game? Zero this here. I don't wanna just sit and zero. Yeah, let's get it back to I take. All right. So I she mentioned we're less than a week away from Super Bowl fifty three between the patriots. And the Rams and look who joins I take right now live it's Damien Woody. Joining us here in guys the question is which is the bigger story coming out of yesterday's news. Patrick Chung talking trash, which is so unpatriotic like or Tom Brady saying no question. He's playing deep into his forties. Max by far Tom Brady saying he's playing into tilly's forty five because there was a lot of speculation even though he'd made comments like that the past. There was a lot of speculation that if he could win on yet another Super Bowl. It's the perfect time to go out on top leave the lasting memories. Fill a great team in great player with a great win and here. He definitively puts an end to that saying he wants to play till he's forty five and guys. I don't blame him. You don't eat. You can put a hand on his chest while he's still has the ball in his hand an AMC champion. Chip game and get roughing the passer penalty. Why wouldn't he put he's playing basically a non contact sport? At this point. Why wouldn't he play until he's forty five couple of things number one today, Damian Woody very very proud keep that wardrobe when you get studio which show you wearing a talk when your show back up in here, sending says he's closing because. No one we'll be told to them. Make me don't make those to be with you. All right now. Let me get what. What would you do with a little more Bella case when you're not doing more little he might eat me come on? All right point, number two to get to the point to answer. The question. Tom Brady is a non story to me at this particular moment in time magazine terms of him wanting to play because he said it before a MB it has no impact effect whatsoever on Super Bowl fifty three to me. Patrick chunks. Comments are more pertinent. First of all is very unbelted. Check like for God's the bloviate like that. Secondly, who are you talking about this Rams team has no Joe Jared Goff can throw football Todd Gurley is one of the premier running backs in football Aaron Donald his defensive player of the year. I mean, we all know that when we watch Brady and the New England Patriots. Remember one time in history that the patriots came across as a bit braggadocious per se was when they were going against the giants. They was sixteen in on a regular season. They're undefeated obviously went through the playoffs. And what happened Tom Brady lifting the cameras? We only go school the twenty points seventeen or whatever. Seventeen point seventy he a lap. It said, okay. And Michael Strahan and those boys. Like really does how you rolling on us. Excuse me. We're going to get at you. And we only gonna send Florida doing we'll have seven others in the secondary. We're going gonna rush four if there is a team capable of Russian slowing getting to you. But tick Uley with the acquisition of Fowler, particularly when adopted ju show enough against the Cowboys like he did in the post and then to a lesser degree. But still impressive enough against all these with Aaron Donald being the stuff that is. I look at the defensive front four for the Los Angeles. Rams, and I say to myself if they have the capability of getting to Tom Brady by just rushing for who's behind do you think you're going to be able to kick Patrick Chung? So I find Patrick chunks comments to be far more riveting than Tom Brady announce it he wants to play till forty day word you played for Bill. Ballot. Check. Obviously, what do you think? He thought a Patrick Chung saying that I mean, listen is it ideal. No, it's not our deal. But I don't think I don't get it. I don't get all twisted up about it. Listen, if you need those type of comments to get you going for the biggest game of your life the Super Bowl, then what the hell are you playing for listen, I felt to me I found the Tom Brady. Comments more riveting because here's why you're talking about the most accomplished quarterback in history to me the best quarterback in history. What really get what really makes this guy tick? Why does this guy want to keep playing until he's forty five? The reason that a lot of guys end up retired a injuries and bay because guys get tired of the grind every day. And for Tom Brady got who's -ccomplish who's going to night Super Bowl in his ninth with eighteen year, everything he's been able to do and for him to come on say, you know, what I wanna play till I'm forty five. He's forty one right now think of all the practices everything to do to get to that point. Right there to me that says that is. Stunning. The hit Tom Brady say something like that. I will you know, I got a I give credit where Credit's due with Brady. He's the greatest of all time. And I thought that before this coda in his career, and maybe it's longer than I thought it would be but three or four years ago. I thought he'd already proven he was the greatest quarterback who ever lived because it was always the Payton had the numbers Brady had the accomplishment, then Grady started putting up Peyton numbers. But now what he's doing Damian? You're exactly right. I think the longevity can't just be taken for granted the idea that you grind that way. Someone like something like what the Bron James is now doing or something like what Hank Aaron wants did to do it for so long is also something not everyone can do. I do think that the way the game has played the way it's being played the way it's changed. The protection that the quarterback has has absolutely aided him in that. But if you're if you're Brady it's more like being a basketball player. Now make the rip the uniform off you why won't you keep going? Well that sounds beautiful. And I I'm not really disagreed from the standpoint of the signature. Silence. I'm just talking about today. What I need by that. Is this Tom Brady we've had conversations about how much he had left in the cliff and all of that stuff that I refuse to get into. But here's the thing Super Bowl fifty three. Is this Sunday? What the hell is Tom Brady who by the way, we have all talked about how Tom Brady plans on playing throughout this year. It has been very few conversations about this being his last year. We've talked about very few. I didn't say never but very few. The bottom line is is that the anticipation was Tom Brady would play beyond this season. So him basically saying I'm here. I'm not going anywhere. I'm coming back. I mean, why don't you just say the sky is blue, and I got on a grey suit and get what you said before. What you just about formed out the three. What about what you said before about the last time? He talked like this. It seems like when he feels disrespected so maybe he feels I maybe others disrespected him by saying he's too old. But the last time he felt it seems to me disrespected like this was seven they were undefeated and the predict and plexiglas someone comes out and says they're only gonna score seventeen points. And he had a certain feeling about that. They lost that game when they get like they lost that wait a minute mex- Gilman. It would be very poignant. If that were you're pulling that wasn't your point your point was he knows he's coming back. You bring all he's motivated people doubted op saying the story is Super Bowl fifty three this day. And the bottom line is celebrating say these plan. Store wasn't me. That's what that's what I want to know. So do from Hollis queens. You get you get no twisted up because it's too. John talking about oh, we're going to kick their bus is that what I thought you was hot in that light. You you try to make a big deal out of Patrick show because you say, no. Hey, it's just me. Cleese me excuse me rookie. The question was what's the more pointed comment or point Tom Brady? And what he said or Patrick Chung? What he said, I'm not getting twisted. A matter of fact, not only do I look smooth. You're trying to say is that Patrick Chung was talking about Super Bowl. Fifty three Tom Brady talked about next year beyond. What's more pertinent this week Super Bowl? Know, I know one thing you better get your hand up. My camera. I know that stay out of my camera. They oughta my door. Values in case. You wonder what all this means? He's funky fresh from Hollis queens trying and on trial around. Evident. 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While harden scored forty points and get this has three blocks to help the rockets come back from sixteen points down to win one nine eight Houston has won three straight. The rafters and Mavericks from Dallas nineteen year old Dante chat, thirty five points and twelve rebounds. Also, Tennessee's the previous youngest player to have thirty four hundred the low was LeBron when he was one eighty veteran Kuwait Leonard to Toronto with thirty points, and they got the win one twenty three to one twenty now onto the bucks in thunder because it was the. Paul George show, George thirty six points and thirteen rebounds in the thunder beyond that coupon. The bugs one eighteen to one twelve for their fifth straight victory. Russell westbrook. A though with George with a hammer dunk over Jaanus. Okay. See has won five straight. Now. Let's get you back to I take. Waco to I take presented by Little Caesars pizza. We are back here. Greenie doing double duty this morning and thrilled to be here with Steven A and maxim accent want to start with you just a little bit of Oklahoma City Paul George continuing to play like an MVP how far can he take the thunder this year all the way he could potentially win the championship this year? If he continues to play like this, you know, my whole life. I heard when I was a kid. It was like you need a dominant big to win a championship. And nowadays. It's like it's a point guard league you need this dominant point guard. So we've been nonsense maybe once upon a time dominant win but starting with Michael Jordan and really bird and magic who were not exactly two way wing players, exactly. But they weren't centers. And even though magic was point guard even more than that. But certainly starting with Jordan the most essential ingredient for championship team is a dominant to way wing domino who can get his own shop to Klay Thompson is really really good. But he's not a your own shot kind of dominant way. I mean, an MVP caliber, Jordan and Pippen. You've got two of those guys. It's a killer. I mean Kobe was the next is a who dominated the errors MJ Kobe LeBron and Kobe had shacked shore. And then I all you can do it with a wing and a big but LeBron Dwayne Wade, right? I mean, that's that's what Miami was it was too dominant two-way wings. Paul George is a dominant MVP caliber. He's raises game to win. He's the best defender. There'd been articles on ESPN dot com about it recently. He's the best defender in the NBA. A by some measure this year, including letter so think of him differently. Just don't Brandon Paul George think of him as better than Kawhi Leonard defensively and starting to approach Kevin Durant offense Wli, that's an MVP say. Well, what else do they have Russell? Westwood basically has the game of two way wing in the size of a point guard. Stephen Adams is a guy who can defend in this kind of pick and roll era. They have what they need. It's unlikely Stephen I'm not saying, it's definitely going to happen. But if you're asking what is the limit for this team? What's the ceiling? Paul George plays. Like this. The limit is a championship this year you finish for now. Okay. I will let you off the hook from the standpoint that you are not saying that the Oklahoma City thunder gonna win the championship because of the way Paul Georgia's plan. So I'm not holding you accountable. I'm not even trying to say that you're implying that, but to opinion is still asinine on this issue. And here is the reason why because you know, you have to go against people greeting. We appreciate the fact the poll Georgia's return to superstar status as far as I'm concerned before that nasty injury and team you would team USA basketball this brothers averaging twenty seven the game. He's looked absolutely sensational. This five game winning streak that they're on. All but one game. He scored over thirty. Okay. He's at thirty six and two of the last week games. He looks absolutely sensational. There's no doubt about that. Well, last time I checked there weren't league in VP's literally again, VP's some who were there. I say have been universally recognized as the best player in the world. But who's the champion three of the last four years? Now, it happened to be some other body by name go to war. It's wasn't LeBron James now, Paul George is great as. He is and his greatest he's looking right now, you still wouldn't say he's better than LeBron James. But he, but he's an MVP candidate. I don't give a damn what MVP candidate you come up with. You got to go up, but get Steph curry, Kevin Durant. And the crew that's a rap, and I don't know if anybody's paying attention. Let me tell you something what's going on Steph curry does God his baby faced assassin right now. There's made news 'cause he and his little brother another baby face assessors to shoot forty eight percent for rates. They're gonna true they're gonna contribute to the three point shooting. Condit's? I'm very touched. I love that. You're looking forward to being in Charlotte for that. But that Curry's averaging twenty nine game twenty nine again. Kevin Durant while Klay Thompson hits ten straight three pointers in LA. And Steph curry explosive of plus forty which Paul George has done twice this year drop it forty three or two occasions ship. What does Kevin Durant do in his sleep just falling under the radar notice average at twenty seven point nine again? Oh, by the way, not only Klay doing what he's doing. But the mortgage cousins who still not in tiptop shape. Okay. Still recovering. But playing has filled in nicely is making perimeter shot playing thirteen and fourteen minutes at one time still dropping fourteen or fifteen points. You look at the Golden State Warriors. There is no way in hell. I don't care what Paul George. I don't give you beware award. They still be defensive problem for Golden State, and has Jalen rose has pointed out against Oklahoma City. You can't hide Steph curry for various reasons, also defensively Stephen Adams versus boogie cousins in this NBA. That's a huge advantage for Oklahoma City. But I'll say this. Of course, you're right. I mean, there's more talent on Golden State. They should win. Yes. That is true. But Paul George is not just returned to superstar. He's playing better than he has ever played. And there was something symbolic about that game last night when when Paul George dunk when he post rise the Greek freak late net game with the game. Still in broke in by the way in the fourth quarter game still undecided. There was something about that. I know he's been doing it all year. But there was something about that moment that a now. Ounce. Paul George's arrival, even if you say, oh, he was already there symbolically announced his arrival as I know everyone's talking James harden. I know people can even stop talk Steph curry whoever else they want. I'm right in that conversation. I believe he is poetry playing as well. As anyone in the NBA. I love Paul George for years from his days back in Indiana. Also happens to be one of the nicest people you'll ever meet your life. The bottom line is this dude is a superstar. We make no mistake about Russell Westbrook right now. And I'm not saying this is gonna last green pretty because it's Russell Westbrook. And I believe in this brother forty one percent shooting from the field twenty four percents. You didn't worry about it all year sixty five percent for the free throw line. I'm just saying it's going to take a team to or not. And they don't have time. Not real quick Westbrook is underperforming. Crazy. They're still doing this. He doesn't have to shoot thirty five percent from three as he did a couple of years ago. All he's got to do is bring it up to like thirty years. Not having the conversation about whether or not the Oklahoma City thunder are going to make the playoffs or they're going to win a series. We're talking about them. They asked you. How far can you take? You all all the way up saying. Well, Westbrook has to come around. That's true. There are lots of things that have to happen. But Paul George keep playing like this the sky's the limit. Let me wrap it up with one quick question. We every live in a world where Golden State is going to get beat. We all think Golden State is gonna win the championship. But we live in a row. They are going to get beat. Do you think? Okay. See is the likeliest team to beat them in the western. He said period. No. Thank you. Thank you. But there is a championship team in Boston somewhere. But but they have to figure out where that team is. But it's in there somewhere else as long as they I give Boston the best possibility with Toronto a close second possibly capable of usurping them. I give the both of them a edge over. Okay. See as a more likely candidate to knock off guys. We're.

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03/25/2021 - Hour 2 - Passing Judgment on Lamar Jackson + NBA champion Antonio Daniels

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03/25/2021 - Hour 2 - Passing Judgment on Lamar Jackson + NBA champion Antonio Daniels

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Pelicans coming up at the bottom of the hour is always good to talk with our man. Ad he is always hustling hustling hustling all right. But we're going to take a little hiatus from the nba and talk a little bit of football nfl. There's still plenty of stuff going on around the nfl. right now. rob and a big point topic of conversation is what is going on with the green bay packers and aaron rodgers now. I don't know if it's much ado about nothing. But the fact that they did not extend him and you know how these. These extensions work in fell. Robe-like you extend the guy and it clears up for you and you can use that cap room to go better your team for this season. People are saying the fact that they didn't do that with aaron rodgers. too many rob. It appears that they're ready to move on after next season. Rogers brought it up. Remember at the end of the playoff. Run for green bay. He said you know he put it out there. I don't know if you know if they want me back. I mean that's essentially what he was saying. They came out and said we definitely want him back not only now but term but again insiders and pundits are out there. Speculating that this be. Aaron rodgers last season with the green and goal. What are your thoughts on this. Yeah i don. I don't know what to make of it. None of the stuff that they do you know. It's a very different situation is no owner. It's publicly owned chris by a fans and regular joes right and so it's just a different animal and i i don't know if that's why they do their business the way that they've done it but this is the same thing. This is what they've done the whole time to never drafted skill player for aaron rodgers and the first round entire career there. They got rid of his quarterback coach without talking to them. They didn't instead of going to get a player can help them. First round player they jordan. Love was gonna sit on the bench for a couple years. You know what. I mean like this this i just. I just think it's the organization i really do and i'm not so sure at one point. I thought they were very good at chris at drafting people. 'cause i remember one nato ramsay here. Yeah they had the entire everybody except for one player was drafted by the packers. That's incredible do you know what i mean or a team. That was good not not. They didn't wanna championship. Put a good team but everybody was a packer from day. One except for. I think one guy but i so. I don't know what to make of this. I really don't he's coming off. A great year looked great last year. They did bring jones backs or wasn't like they stripped him of anything. You know so i i don't know what to make of it. Maybe you know more than me i. I just don't understand what they're doing and what they're doing matters matters this year or can they still address it next year if he has another great year. Whatever yeah right yeah. That's what i'm saying. I don't know. I mean if they win the super bowl i can't you know i'm sure they'll bring back rob to me i. Let's put it this way if indeed. They're plan is one more year for aaron and then we're going to jordan love because they can. They can cut air next year without it really hurting him. In fact it'll help them financially and then people are live where they got. They have one year to really figure out what they have with jordan love so they can put him in there and let him play. If that's the plan rob two things come to my number one horrible mistake horrible mistake. Air rogers look at last year. I mean we all know it. He won the mvp but he had a career. High completion percentage a career high in touchdowns a career high in qbr second best passer rating of his career. I mean he was phenomenal. And he's thirty seven. But obviously quarterbacks are playing longer. Not just tom brady but drew brees as well and he didn't play his first three years chris so he's leaving his body's even a little younger he's take hits and i write those first three years and i know he's been banged up a little so i don't. I don't know if that'll be a factor not those first few years but the bottom line is he doesn't look own no matter how you slice it and you be if indeed. It's the case that they are so eager to see what jordan love can do that. You will get rid of air rogers. Let's say eight. Oh win the super bowl this year. Let's say you go against. Nfc title game or something. And you get rid of air rogers. I'm sorry it confirms to me rob. What i've said seems like the case before the green bay packers are satisfied with being good and relevant rather than striving to be great and winning championships. I mean because it seems like they're like you know what we don't want to go through a dead period where we've got no quarterback for five years and we're we're a bad team and because of that. They did it obviously with brett farve and they went to aaron rodgers and that worked out but now they seem to be wanting to do the same thing with jordan love. And i'm saying no you still have a guy playing at the top of his game. You should be trying to win as many super bowls as you k- in with him. And i think it'd be a trap of so many as a good year next year. Now if he if he shows his agent struggles okay but if he plays well again then. I think it'd be ridiculous to move on from him. Rob ridiculous yeah. Yeah i just i don't. I don't know what they're doing to be honest. I wish i could sit there. And our enough from jordan love in one year i mean. Let's just you know what i mean. A lot of times that guy struggles in his first year or is okay. Let's go career years before you see any dividends from him wide. The pick doesn't make any sense. You know what i'm saying like it just didn't make any sense at that point so so we are now and what they're doing the packers they're looking for miracle expected him to come back and do the same exact thing or they're thinking that he's he's not going to do the same thing and that'll leave an opening for them. I don't get it. I don't get it yeah i it. It doesn't make much sense. And like i said unless they're just they just want to remain relevant be good. You know close to the playoffs or in the playoffs and we don't have to win the super bowl t. y. hilton rob. Let's move on to the baltimore ravens. He is the latest receiver to turn down more money. Reportedly from the baltimore ravens. So he's resigning with his indianapolis colts for a one year. Eight million dollar deal. Not you know not a now going to blow you away but reportedly. He was offered more money and a three year deal from the baltimore ravens and he turned it down. I remember juju. Smith schuster signed a deal with the steelers and for eight million one year and reportedly turned down bigger money from the ravens. And then there's also been talk. That kenny golladay talked with the ravens and instead chose the new york giants as some are saying. This is an indictment on. lamar jackson. I think is an indictment on gregg roman and now look is it's certainly possible. Gregg roman is like. I'm just working. What i got. And lamar is a great runner but we gonna throw the football too much. Because that's not not his what he's greatest at. Okay i get that but they i. I've noticed i was on the record several times. If i'm the ravens. I gotta go out and get an elite receiver. Now we add tj. Who's rosado on say. Hollywood brown could be elite but they just they just. Don't throw the rock enough. And so i'm gonna say is rob. I can't blame receivers if i was received. I'm not comparing myself. These guys. i play receiver high school. I wanted to catch the ball. I wanted targets. And so if i'm a receiver one of these guys. I'm trying to go somewhere. Where i can get thrown the football a lot. I can get a lotta targets. And that's why these guys signing for one year because they're like. I'll go here and i'll get busy for year and then i'll be able to get my big money and long term deal based off of that if i go to the ravens. We're not going to throw the football a lot. If when it's thrown is going to be going to the tight end a lot. I can't do it. And i gotta be honest. I can't blame guys. I think it would be to me. Because he's such a threat as a runner it would open up the passing game as well for them. The pull it back and those guys have a shot because they have to add an extra guy to the box to control the more spy to stay on. Chris that should open up the passing game. If he's willing to start out as i dunno play action or fake like you're running or runner laterally and then throw the football data. Just me just done that though. You know what. I mean that make sense. I'm just talking about if you're a defense. You gotta respect him. As a runner that should open up downfield for receivers to maybe have been name and maybe they don't want him. I mean maybe you know. Don't trust them. Throw the football outside the numbers for the most part. Maybe maybe but you see what i'm saying and maybe you don't have to have ten catches to get a hundred and forty yards chris. All you need is four because the field is open. You know what i mean like like i'm just saying you have. You might not get like ten or twelve catches but maybe seven or eight and still get yards. Because you don't have to. I just feel like the field should be open. If you're playing defense against lamar how in the world could you play the past. Right when this guy can one. From the line of scrimmage sixty yards for a touchdown. Here's what jim harbaugh. Their coach said when when the topic came up of signing a better receiver for lamar. This was a few weeks or months ago. If you're all about stats and numbers and your stat line and how many balls you catch necessarily and that's all you care for then there's a lot of other teams you can go play for and we'll be looking forward to lining up against you so it seems like he's saying look not gonna throw it a lot by but that we do. But if i'm and i get look if this is a as we've been play year with lamar we shall. We got a good defense. We have a chance to go. Make a run in the postseason. You know what. I mean with the right situation so it depends and i don't understand the nfl and this is me just me. I don't know what the exact dollar amounts are. But i in a league unless those other years are guaranteed or depending on what they are illegal. You could get hurt. i don't know what. Nfl player would take a one year contract over a three year contract when you could be heard on every single play at and that could be it so so i. I don't know if the other two years avoidable. Chris they really not a real three year contract. 'cause you know what i mean. They could get out of it. So then you know so you have to look at it that way to be honest with yourself to really say is that a legit three year contract or is that just a one. Plus one plus one at our discretion then is just a one year contract all right. What say you guys. Eight seven seven nine ninety nine or fox eight seven seven nine nine six sixty three sixty nine is inability to line a stud wide receiver or lay understood. Why receiver and indictment or lamar jackson gregg. Roman or what. You're turn away with chris. Rob the odd couple will continue the conversation with you right here on fox sports radio be sure to catch live editions of the odd couple with chris. 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But i'm an extra receiver you know made it totally and if you have your choice as a free agent you gotta sing. There's a lot of incentives in your contract to get a certain amount of catches. Plus you want that on your legacy. Catches yard touchdown. So that's i'm better opportunity to go to a team. That's going to pass more and i have options. They're in the playoffs. I'm definitely gonna go that route and that's really my argument is i. I got chris on a film. Let me know what you're saying. Nah i hear you. I mean you know look dude clearly. Like and respect lamar jackson. I've seen anything but respect coming from players for him but at the end of the day respect is not going to get paid or give me to catches i want. I mean if you're a receiver man you want touches. I don't wanna be out there blocking seventy five percent of the time. I wanna be getting chances to catch the ball and make plays so. I get it. I get it charles in atlanta couple fox sports radio. What's up charles. What's going on fellows. Great question. I'm getting gas objectivity i'm a die. Hard raiders fan and. I've seen every ravens game. Since the last ten years. I i love them. I hope we giving the modern make. But i would say it's a combination of the scheme. That we you and lamar jackson. He does needs to improve his stay in the pocket and don't vote when things get rough and then the scheme we run the ball. Fifty seven to sixty percent of the time receiving like golladay hilton. They're not gonna wanna sit out there and block for most of the most of the day after ten with andrew hollywood and the more running the ball. Seventeen times for perjury fifty dollars. I mean win. I mean they wanna win. But they want like seven catches and on yards receiving so the combination of jackson plus the scheme that the ravens played even even though it's is successful if not why receiver friendly how. Hey how do you think. Hollywood brown is like with a quarterback. This gone throwing the ball a lot. You think he could be elite. You think he could be a pro bowl or or or he's just leak elite no pro owner only if we can use him and maybe the punt returner and kick return game right now i think hollywood brown as maybe he'll sixty if it's a on your receiver. Yeah yeah that's why. I wanted to see him get a top receiver. But i guarantee you in these meetings or discussions with free agent receivers receivers of asked like look how much the ball. I see scheme right now and i don't think you throw it enough. Is that going to change. or what. And they're not getting into drafted that guys emerge. He's going to get the ball a lot. More diction we will cy shaded. How bob maxon georgia. You're on the odd couple of fox sports radio. What's up max. A what's up. Good evening appreciate your time. you know. i'm a. I'm a ravens fan since ninety nine. So i've seen a lot of guys. Come through a quarterback opposing quarterbacks. Like stewart mcnab vic newton the raiders jackson. All these guys have two things in common. they're incredibly. they're incredibly athletic with their legs and and they all stand out for that reason but the problem is they also have that thing common where they don't have a super bowl and so that's the main problem. The mark can't come back being down multiple. td's i think that's been kind of proven. Now he's got that style of offense which requires them to be literally a front runner and that works for them when they can do that but when they're down multiple scores that's the difference shouldn't him like golic mahomes. Mahomes is down three scores. You don't really feel like he's out of the game with the mar- you feel like not only is he out of the game with teams out and so for me that's the difference and that's been dighton on not only his pocket presence but it's pocket ability simples that appreciate the call me look great. Run down three scores well. But it's a pass league as you're not going to run into anybody. But i bet you if you were to count. How many times team came back from three touchdowns down not often. That's all i'm saying. I don't think that that's commonplace. Are right it is the 'cause we got our mayor antonio daniels coming up in a few minutes. You know he's hustling but i fox. Sports radio has the best sports. Talk lineup in the nation. Catch all of our shows at fox. Sports radio dot com and within the iheartradio app search at s are to listen live. He's an nba champion. Pelicans color analyst sirius xm nba radio host. And he's such a great job that we had to give him his old theme music. It is our antonio daniels. Louis always hustling around goodfellas. Enjoying conversation about hockey. Yes at where you more more bet. No i mean i i. You know the big about hockey you talk about why they don't let them play. They let anyone do square up. Man i but the lord get knocked dow by like they used to. It used to be like a free for all. That's been calm down thirty seconds. The roof change in every sport to make it just little bit. Take away the physicality and every now you know in the nba. Until you know what. I was right well. Anybody can jump back because what i. It's a couple of days that you jump back on the court and mitch meet you in the loading. I've heard a couple of 'em that's that's about that it's a couple of play out that they know about talk like all right up so yes let us have heard so story. Yes the trading deadline. And chris and i are little surprise about the lakers not pulling the trigger to get lower. We were you. Did they do right in do it. Because they didn't want to give up taylor hor. Yeah get to reason if the read. I don't know who was supposed to be involved in deal. They put the name names that were out. There were kentavious. Call we'll pope. Dennis schroder has got it and then supposedly the raptors wanted t h t and the laker said. That was too much. I honestly. We're talking about a thirty five year. Old kyle lowry. That's what we're discussing. And if we're talking about a thirty. Euro kyle cholera twenty-eight-year-old kyle lowry. Maybe having a different conversation but we're talking about the thirty five bureau calorie now if you're under the like okay. We're not going to pay the shooter. So he's not going to be here. Anyway i get it can davies call. Pope might have been their best other during the nba finals. One last year. So he's he's he may not be important right now and this is also where we are time to have. This conversation for the lakers. Because there without lebron james and without ethnic david so right. Now with the lakers sky's falling. But we all know what happens when those two comeback and the way. The team looks when team is completely healthy. So i did it for me. If i'm the lakers right. now. I'm making a play on andre drummond when he becomes available on the buyout market and. I'm okay moving forward with a healthy lochlann. James a healthy. Anthony davis a healthy finished router mozzarella tomorrow and the same crew that we made a run last year and rebound around the world and driving but but the only problem is really like a guy who's your tenth or eleventh guy as far as minutes off the bench that's a show stopper that you have an aging lebron james thirty six years old eighteenth year. You're worried about a guy who's in who's going to. I read years from now. I i just don't but it is it is it H i honestly. If you're talking about every i i agree with everything that you just did rob but it's more about the future as well you know and you said it you're talking about. Yeah but the thing is. You're talking about aging lebron james. So you're championship. Window was really really small. I get it but is giving up all of that that you just talked about dinner shooter. Contagious caldwell-pope and t h t worth thirty. Five zero calorie. Larry does that collar our gets you over the top from what you're giving up in question. He's looked casey p. Is the one shooter. i'm. I'm getting shoot gives me with lower. Because we're still he's older but he's giving us six right now by shooting wealth from three point shooting shooter and engaging he but it got to just i think he's over his value and like him he's fine. He's a young twenty year old kid. We'll see what he can do in the future. But i think he's overvalued in. La like people wanna preseason people. Think he's the second coming of bradley beal or some you but the thing is that the nba right now. And i'm not telling you guys something you don't know it's position list so at the end of the game you want to have your five best playmakers on the floor regardless of side so a lot of times. What you're seeing teams close games with is one big if you wanna call him a big enforce them all so you wanna have the versatility to have access to someone like phd if you need him if you need him you know 'cause you already have calculus but you already have case ep. You know you already have. Moore's and did you have metric. This is the deepest team in the league right now. The la lakers. So i think it's good to have and you said it. He's twenty years old that we're talking about. He has shown a pretty pretty Significant upside when he gets those minute. So and you're you're talking about a fifteen year differs. You said it chris. If i'm trading dennis shooter for kyle lowry i get it. That's even swat. But that's not what's going on here. It's not dinner two for kyle. Lowry is dinner. Schreuder for kau. Dari and you're talking about you're talking about. Thc that's a lot for thirty five year. Old kyle lowry seattle. T- is that much value. Right now maybe down the line. We'll see what he is. But but let me go because what you said about you know basically small at the end of the game that being the case you know in many for most part. How much will andre drumming. I think he's going to go to the lakers. I don't know for sure we'll see but if he does. How much does he helped him. I think he has some a lot because again. It's about versatility. The thing that they miss and the only downfall. I saw the lakers this year. As opposed to last year is that they would miss the white. How're mischievous mckee. They missed their side. They miss their Athletic ability and they miss the rim protection. So it's not the fact that you need them all the time you just want to have access to him if you go back to their championship when they played houston dating play right. They didn't play when they play. They were needed. So you just want to have the option. It's different when you don't even have the option of having sides when you don't even have the option of having physicality i don't even have an option of every rim protection and if you don't you don't get andre drummond your best rim-protector din affidavits davis and we all know the anthony. Davis doesn't wanna play the five spot. He's he is not. That's not a secret you know. So i think if you have an opportunity to acquire andre drummond because you're going to need him against certain guys. Lee hypothetically. Let's say you meet up with philly in the finals. You aren't going. Ask as knee david to battle joel embiid and the finals you need some sides physicality to counter. What joel embiid bring. Which is andre from it. You want to cover all ground. When i ask you one other question. He and we want to time the clippers. I like what they did chris like. How do you like what you did. I love it. I love it. I think the thing that they were missing was a A real point guard. And i'm not saying that discrediting someone else. What i mean by that is. I'm not talking about a point guard by skillset i'm talking about a point guard by mindset. Where there mentality is to facilitate. I so on our show today. I said it would be great. If the clippers had an opportunity to access acquire. Resin rondo or ricky rubio because both of those guys can set the table. You know i. It looks bad when kuwait leonard. Ask to take the ball to his spot to go. One on one or paul. George has to take the ball to a spot as opposed to a point guard who is facilitating and putting the pieces of the puzzle together and standing time score situation where the ball needs to go a win. It needs to get their resigned. Rondo to me is a perfect fit. Now in la. So now reggie reggie. Jackson can now become your backup. Point guard quickly about thirty seconds. Did denver and the clippers. I think had the lakers in the west. So getting the clippers get to their level with these moves. I i don't know. I don't know I don't think the clippers did Denver got better with out touching their core. So the thing with the clippers. They got better but they got rid of their their raining. Six minutes a year six year two or three times denver actually got better and improved and without touching anybody. That's into rotation right now. So they lost jeremy grant and they lost plumbing and they just replace jeremy grant and replaced plumbly by acquiring both Gordon and also Jbl mickey i think kimber denver really came up denver and chicago were the two winners and today's Trade deadline to me all right. That's our man antonio daniels. Pelicans color analyst gray stuff man we appreciate it as always pursue peace. Houston we got a problem. That's next couple fox. Sports radio fox. Sports radio has the best sports. Talk lineup in the nation. Catch all of our shows at fox. Sports radio dot com and within the iheartradio app search f. s. are to listen live. The ford f series has been america's pickup truck leader for forty three years and counting and the all new 2021 f one fifty is completely redesigned to be the toughest most productive f one fifty ever and available tailgate work surface. Help simplify and support your work. 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Some people go to church once a year right. Okay listen more than once a year my guy. Yeah he does. Alex does a good job to talk real talk anyway. It is the couple coming to you. Live from the farmers insurance fox sports radio studio. I rob obviously talking a lot of nba trade deadline and the houston rockets. I mean we've talked about winners. Right the clippers. The miami heat even though. It's not a big time win. It's a win denver portland maybe even a little bit Chicago definitely like what they boston got better. I mean again not not making them worldbeaters by any stretch. But and then there's the houston rockets. The houston rockets traded victor oladipo four. Avery bradley kelly olympic and a pick swap in next year's draft. Rob if you remember. They got victor depot for carousel avert. Who they got from in the in the heart and trade k- now this means rob that for james harden. This is the this is what the houston rockets came away with. This is what they essentially traded james harden arguably the best player on the planet. Can you say garbage. Oh go ahead. Avery bradley. Who's going to be bought out or he may have been bought out yet. Rob gobi reportedly will be yes. Kelly olynyk dante exum. Ready owns karrueche. Solid even said type and three unprotected nets first round picks at five first round pick swops now first of all those nets. Pigs aren't going to be very value. I was gonna say when they win the division. What what picks lanny i mean. So so rab houston. They got mad this a sad state of affairs there. I mean james harden left there and all has turned to garbage. And here's what i got. Throw out at you before you speak. Remember rob they coulda gotten been simmons and matisse from philadelphia for james harden because they were upset with daryl morey the general manager who used to be a houston. Who's now philadelphia. They wouldn't trade hard into the sixers. I'm sorry you gotta do. What's best for your team. Then simmons is a guy you can build around put some shooters around him and go and if you have him you could acuras liberty then but i look at it this way. And if you're if you're deciding what to go against. I get down. Maury right is the gm but you gave james harden exactly what he wanted. So if i'm want to report you see what i'm saying if i'm gonna make one guy be punished i'm gonna make james harden be the one punished because he was franchise right. I mean that's that's the way i would look at it because you you. He said. I want to go to brooklyn and you did exactly what he wanted you you. You sent them the brooklyn yup now. That's a great point. I'm sorry i been. Simmons is a logistic. We know he's got his issues he does shoot and all that. But he's showing you right now. Rob i mean philadelphia's playing well without embiid. They would've championship without him but they're a good team because ben is a tremendous defender and he does everything well except shoot. I mean that's that's a big deal. But i'm just saying so. I look raphael stone. It's been a rough introduction for him is the gm but this this is this. Is they do better because they were. They have been wanted. A better franchises in the league route. You know they always been in the playoffs lately and going deep and now looks like they are in deep trouble. All right one hour left. I you know what to do. Keep it locked. When you play some wager with williamsville book. Every store moment becomes even more interesting and we have a special twenty twenty one offer to help you. Bet on all your favorite sports risk free. Download the william hill mobile app. And when you sign up you can get started with a risk. Free bed of up to two thousand and twenty one dollars. Use promo code pod. Rf must be president. 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The Sedano Show (HR 3)

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

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The Sedano Show (HR 3)

"Canada does. Going on. Nece Seattle for done see. Yeah. Social Friday fiesta. It is the Friday. Are we getting real food fund? You told me we're getting food. And then I asked Alan sleep who is the person in charge of said food that you had mentioned, and he says he doesn't know. It's all in ear right now. It's on it's it's all in the air right now. Oh, it's up in the air. So maybe you're saying I should orders post mates for us. Sodano Maas Andrea and a little bit. And then see well, but, you know, final confirmation, okay? Because -posedly takes a little bit. And there's traffic. It's five twenty like, if I was gonna order, the food for the crew like we're probably have now probably would be here until after show, maybe. No, not that long. Yeah. Depending on where you go. I guess we need to get the food story straight over here. I don't know. It's conflicting reports. It's kind of like NBA free agency. That's what it feels like oatmeal. And the other now I'm good with the oatmeal, bro. Thank you. I can't have oatmeal at five o'clock. I know a lot of people around here say that, but I like it 'cause I'm putting you know putting it up on Twitter. Can you have five o'clock this? You're really not Fundy oatmeal at this time might open guy. Okay. That's fair. I'm not I'm not saying that it's at the top of my list of things. I want to eat right now. It's not like I can't eat breakfast. I like Brexit dinner. Yeah. I like breakfast breakfast, anytime, Jesse. You can just yell into one of those microphones, Jessie. Are you a oatmeal, five o'clock only a coal coat meal? That's it. I can do it. It's not ideal. But I can do it. I mean I don't know. Let me just says Jennifer, never do coal mill. But go ahead, Jeffrey Tarzan. We have a short segment. Anyway. I know you wonder about Laker free agency. What do you think about meal at five o'clock? I just got outta the locker room and I spoke at Austin rivers, and it sounds like there's some friction between him and the rest of the team as it sounds like they're getting unfair playing time data the coach, Kevin Gandhi ESPN I like that. I thought that was excellent even though Kevin Gandhi is not a reporter. He was just doing some random impersonation. I would love if people just randomly called in as random ESPN personalities and did their best impersonation lost, but not I print call. Yes. And I love them. I want more of them, but I want you to only do them if you're going to impersonate, an ESPN personality. Okay. That's fair. I for. Sounded like rally Jeff. That's cool. It was fantastic. Jefferson tarzan. You are to call this radio show, every day, if you'd like, and I'll lie and say he'd never called. But here's the thing, the only thing you have to get your, your guys, right? Kevin Ghandi's a sportscenter anchor. He's not doing is doing like some sort of like report in the field. That's your, he's not doing well bombs. Yeah, that's not that's not. Okay. But thank you, though. I do like that. I love that. I want nonsense from our audience. I do. I enjoy it. I wanna laugh, we don't laugh enough on this show sometimes, but I wanna laugh more. So if you're willing to do that, if you only want to call and sing a song. I'm good with all that stuff. Rick in Lancaster. Rick, would you eat oatmeal at five o'clock in the afternoon? You really I don't know man, nothing above it. Obama whole life. Honesty. Yeah. Okay. I mean listen, maybe I'm the weirdo. I'm not saying it's fine. No man, you could you. Thanks, man. I Joe we had asked the question earlier we asked Ryan russillo. We have this kind of our discussion of the day per se today. We don't normally do these things. But today we have it because I feel like it's a good day to do it. So I asked Laker fans what is the better scenario I have three scenarios for the Lakers in the off season? One is LeBron Anthony Davis for the trade that basically most of us think is going to happen. Lonzo Ingram, the fourth pick, maybe even coups and then complimentary veteran guys with the twenty seven or twenty million. That's leftover option. Two is the big three LeBron Jimmy Butler AD, but veteran minimums after that because you can't afford anything else and then option three LeBron Kyrie. But you keep all the young kids, so in Lancaster, what is the option you're going with? Personally alike option three but I kinda wanna lean-to option. One. Priscilla did sell you against option three because he, he, he was pretty hard on Kyrie. I mean, I don't think I ran LeBron team backup. Honestly, I didn't think that before reciprocated honestly, but Molly thing is when you say would auction one or option two. We gotta get the veteran guys on whatever the contracts may be the only thing that I can't seem the figure out who what veteran guys are we really going to get that are going to be you said earlier. Excellent. How about this? How about if I told you Seth curry is available. Yeah. I have to take that right? Or how about JJ? Rettig. I mean personally I'm not really ready right now. I don't know. I mean he can. He can provide a certain spot. Those two guys have a similar skill set is, is kind of what I'm saying. Like those guys are you? Yeah. Right. Well, Seth is younger for sure. But I mean similar skill set. And then maybe some, you know, like a stretch a real stretch five now fence. Mike. What Nicola the bucks free agent? New, Nicole America, a stretch five the bunks used them pretty well brook Lopez. Speaking of bucks, and stretch five then, and if I'm Brooke, I'm not coming back. But I, I like I like those are the type of options you can get is what I'm saying like that. That's what you feel the rest, your with Rick that makes sense. Then I mean, but our front office hasn't really proven that they can do that. I mean in the draft, they've done in my opinion, pretty well, because I like the young guys. I think you give them more time. They can truly Bill. I listen. I think those kids will be good. I just think the problem is you run into the LeBron timeline. Hi, this is a quick segment because we had to kind of figure some stuff out because we went over Silla, Ramona, by the way in less than fifteen minutes. Ramon is going to join us on the radio here down. I in less than fifteen minutes, but coming up next. Does Steph deserve criticism after this finals, what is co is legacy now? And how will you remember this finals will it be more about the raptors or more about the injuries all coming up in four minutes today show here on ESPN LA mama Momo is coming up in just a little bit? We're going to chat with her. She wrote an excellent story about clay, and the warriors and everything that transpired just great reporting as always, of course, from her and you know, Michael was on the record. They're talking about what was going on. He told her that Klay in K D, we're FaceTime, Katie FaceTime, clay, basically while both are in the hospital and just kind of gave each other some love, which is kind of a cool part of her stories, we haven't checked it out. It's on ESPN dot com. Right now, do you think Steph deserves criticism? Even the best players in the history of the league, I mean, men Jordan's about the only one I can pick up later in his career that really didn't take much criticized. But Ron when he was winning. Kobe even when he was winning. Yeah. So, so anybody that's in that upper tier is going to take some criticism? So I get all that. I do think that he's taking too much criticism. So I people pointing, for example, that he didn't shoot the ball. Well, at least a fishing really on his terms in this series. Well, that's because Toronto was at times employing, either a box and one or a triangle, into always sending an extra guy, literally having vanfleet track his every movement around the court holding him having Marcus come up and double team and all that stuff was what that was doing was creating open shots for all of his teammates. So I'm just I think we have to take that into some level of context, and he still averaged over thirty points, six rebounds, and six assists. So to me he is a top five player. I like I think that he showed that again, I don't think that his missing some shots. And even that last shot, which would be the most important one, of course, then he missed is something that I would criticise for show. The reason I. Bring that up is because there's this thing on Twitter, rolling around and it's funny. Like, you know, we've talked about this before a lot of people on Twitter, particularly, and look, Twitter's cool. It's a great tool. I have fun on it, but there's to a point. I mean I take myself in and out a lot. You know, I mostly dishing out and less interaction again, during the show. I'm interacting at time because I think that's important outside not so much. But there's a gentleman named Mike Lynch. He goes by the at, at sports info two four seven. Thank you. That is his Twitter handle, and there's the tweeting show he put up a graphic potential. Go ahead field goal attempts in the playoffs. Final twenty four seconds fourth quarter overtime since two thousand one Steph Curry's over nine in those situations. The next most field goals without a make is Russell Westbrook over seven. James harden, is only one for nine Tim Duncan, by the way, only two for nine in those scenarios, Chauncey Billips mister big shot three of nine Paul Pierce, four of twelve four of twelve Kevin Durant, four of thirteen. There's not great percentages for anyone. Really Kobe four fifteen. Lebron pretty good actually nine of twenty one that's the best in that scenario since two thousand one. Now, I asked the gentleman Mike who responded to me very kindly. I said, do you have kind of data or context on the first nine attempts? And he's LeBron was four of nine but only two of those are threes. So, for example, Steph is shooting from further away contested setback off the dribble three right? Lebron using his body to get layups. Right. Just or or a clean look at a jumper. Top of somebody's right? So I think that there is some context of that, that's the type of stuff that guys like LeBron and Steph and those kind of guys because there's so many people now on social media, that are just fans of a particular player. And if you know, Steph is obviously won championships at LeBron's expense, the LeBron fans, get mad at Steph and they clown Steph for all these things, and this becomes a thing, and it happens to LeBron, all the time to I'm not just singling out Steph or LeBron. Positively or negatively it happens to both guys because people on social media sometimes can be a little silly show. Both are great. They're all time greats. Lebron is arguably the greatest of all time in the discussion. You know, top three four player of all time. Steph is the greatest shooter of all time. But people are saying, we can't be the greatest shooter over nine in that scenario. I'm like, really? It's nine attempts. Yeah, I agree. I think that's nonsense here here I will say, though there's a reason why most of the best players look at the top ten players and it'd be history are six and above right, there, that is the, the fallback is that when your Zach Thomas or John Stockton, or Steph curry, or Alan Iverson, and these are four of the best smaller players, least relative to the NBA you can impact their shots more right just by nature of simple height. Now Steph has exceeded a lot of those other guys because of how the incredible range that he has. And how good he is shooting off the dribble, which is not something that Thomas or Stockton, or really anybody could ever do James harden. Is it now off the dribble? There are a couple of more and more young players. Now will do it because that's what's being happened. But Steph released the trailblazer to me. Oh, yeah. Taken taking a nailing batch off the dribble. So he's, he's created separation between himself and even some of the other small guards. But ultimately all still take Jordan. And magic and, and on and on the list of big wings Durant. Lebron like those guys are still going to be have a better chance to get a better shot in crunch time than the smaller guards. It's just a fact, no doubt. So I guess it is in some ways, it's a criticism. But you're criticizing basically the guys physical attributes and he is he's overcome some of those with his with how great shooter, you, you're good you. That's an excellent point that doesn't that doesn't get factored in is just physical stature. Yeah. And that's an look LeBron for a smart as he is. And, and as as, as just intelligent. He is about the ways. He's basketball, his incredible physical attributes are in same thing with Jordan was a little bit shorter than LeBron. Like those are things that may turn you into that absolute impossibility to stop Megan things that were too easy on Steph, though. Right. Megan. I do I wanted to bring up the point two thousand fifteen and LeBron had no Kyrie Irving and no, Kevin love and was killed in the media. Right after that. I felt like I, I mean I'm like the biggest LeBron fan and fathers me that Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant Perry Steph. So he, he gets a lot of glory when they win. But I feel like he gets off so easy. I think he was a minus one last night in a Dame sick of the NBA finals, regardless of injuries, if that was LeBron's the media, I mean, no, no, no. I made it we I do agree with you that LeBron takes unfair criticism and thank you for the call. But we gotta run Ramona's coming up in a second, but I agree with you. Hardly LeBron takes unfair criticism. But they were playing a box at one and get Steph like they literally were daring him to take the worst shots possible or, or give it up that was basically his options, and look in twenty two thousand fifteen LeBron also finished second in finals MVP voting. I think he got got a lot of respect. Yes, more. How great he was in that series for Steph got criticism in that series. I thought by getting voted. The finals of when she should've should've been finals MVP because he put up crazy numbers outside of one game, and he wasn't efficient. But again, that's because the Cavs were overloading to stop in everyone's officiency numbers drop in the fine, and that's why everybody was open, including with dollar. So I got up next Ramona Ramon is gonna join us in three minutes sedan show here on ESPN LA. So the series is over. Mama Momo did an awesome piece as she always does about what went down last night. And she joins us now. Here we also wanna ask her are burning questions that we have today. Are you ready for some burning questions? Mama momo. I felt like an hour and a half. So I might have really weird answers. Let's do it. Let's do it. Let's get weird. Let's do it. I I you know. It is Friday, Friday, fiesta, Friday. So first question, do you have an actor or actress that at any time that they make a movie you automatically rush to the theatre to go? Watch them automatically rushing leader. I mean I do I pretty much always go see Meryl Streep movies. I'm like one of those. I like Connie Britton, I kinda have a little crush on tiny Britain, whose Britain lights baby. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I know. She is now like at grow crash, you know, like I think he's awesome Meryl Streep, by the way. Big little lies. Are you in on big little lies? I haven't seen it yet. I've been traveling. I like this is like I have all these shows that I'm so excited to catch up on right now. All right. So that's question. Number one. Question. Number two sports related. It's our big question of burning question of the day. I have created three mythical scenarios for the Los Angeles Lakers. Okay. In free agency or you know this kind of period of roster accumulation potentially so scenario number one is LeBron James Anthony Davis. And let's say the deal is consummated with, you know, whatever. Lonzo Ingram the fourth pick. Let's just throw in Kouzmin for argument's sake, and then they use the twenty eight million left about to, to add veteran complimentary pieces that scenario one, okay. Scenario two is a big three scenario LeBron AD and Jimmy Butler. But basically, you're at minimums after that, like you have wiped out, everyone even bunkers gone. All right. Sorry Bunga you gotta go. Okay. And then scenario three is LeBron Kyrie. But you keep all the young ends you have on the roster. Now. Now that ask you, what's more likely yet because you would be more familiar with that certainly more than we would. I'm just ask you your personal preference like your opinion, which would have, which team would be best. I think that I like option one or two. I don't like option three. Just because I, I'm just a little doubt on the kyri of, you know. And I, I like anything that involves Anthony Davis to win the Lakers, because he is young star in his prime who would try like immediately take the torch from LeBron's afterward. Right. Like like, that's the and I don't know that you would be hiree that kind of play. I don't know. Maybe he will be, but he's certainly wasn't in Boston and. Yeah. I think gutting the team though, like I think that matters with the trade for eight years, I get matters of Kouzmin deal or to feature. I matters a bit. You know, all of those assets and they have been covered totally fair. Like I think that I actually think they should fight for every inch because just keeping one good young player or to teach your I actually really does matter here. So I guess I would go for maybe that big three I because you won't really be able to add young that, right? Ramona? So in thinking about the clay injury and the impact that's going to have, you know, I anticipate that Claes gonna beat whatever the projection is. He seems like the guy that's going to be a fast healer. He'll be playing by the end of next season. All that kind of stuff he'll be back to a hundred percent. But, but even that aside. How do you think the rest of the west in particular if that, if just not just a rant and possibly leaving? But the injury and now clay and the injury, how do you think that, that shapes anything if at all as teams build their what their rosters are going to look like in the off-season really interesting? 'cause like Houston is a team that is I feel like it's going to radically shift. We don't really know how it's gonna shift but somehow that'll breaks up right? Or you know real relying in some way. So either Houston goes up in an interesting way he's in goes down. Interesting. But if they go down, then the pieces that they shed and whatever, trades they do make somebody else that they contender. I think that. That will thing. Right. There is really interesting. But I'm kind of on the Denver bandwagon. I just feel like that's a really good young team that got some great experience, and they have the ability to improve that roster they have so many assets. Like they're you know, they may not have, you know, a top line top five player in the NBA. I think you'll get just really good. But he hasn't remember. Eight or nine or so. Yeah, he hasn't shown can deliver on the biggest stage yet. Right. I'm talking like y level play. But they're the deepest, and they have the most tantalizing young talent that can move around and shift around. So I feel like Denver's team but 'cause I'm not done with the warriors yet. I, I don't wanna I think they might be back to still have stuff and dream on like, in the past years. They've kinda struck out trying to add those veterans on minimum contracts because everybody realizes they're not gonna put the roles not so big right? The only guy who has taken that money. And, and that they kinda wanted was Nick young and just didn't work out. But in the past years, even on the bio market, they haven't been getting guys because they just they couldn't offer big role. There's a big roll out there right now. So I think they're going to get some, some veterans who just wanna go. Chase Arinc curry, I mentioned, don't think curry can can have a hardened type year next year where he's going leading the league in school. During he's going like thirty five and night. Like I could envision something like that. And keeping them float in the playoff race in the west. Yeah. I mean, they got play all their kid's gonna play Jacob Evans, and Damian Jones and they have, you know, they're gonna have to play Quinn coast and all those kind of guys, but I just feel like there's I they still have dream on green and Steph curry, and then clay will probably be back in February really not that different of a team. Right. And, you know, Katie obviously, is wildcard here, but incontinent system to like the thing that's got the Spurs to me afloat more. Even when we want to years, like they know where to be in the court like they know what they're gonna do overnight. That makes a difference in the in the regular season. Yeah. So, you know, like I. Like who else you got? I mean you got Utah, right heat. I mean, you know, maybe the Lakers that they can re- recalibrate things this summer. Maybe clippers, I guess if they get co I kinda put them up there, but I don't know the west is the what, what it is going to be wide open was gonna feel. The way. Uncle Dennis was hanging around there. You did you ask him anything like, hey uncle Dennis? I knew you're celebrating. You got anything for me? You didn't. You didn't do any of that. You know. Guys, like we, you know, you write me stories, and, you know, I, I try to be fair and down the middle with everything. But in our day and age, if you don't let your you know, if you're unwilling to be fun. Right. If you're unwilling to just write whatever some source tells you to write and you feel like you have a different version, you know, like I, I, I wrote a story last year where I, I thought exceedingly fair, but I guess he didn't think so. So when I goes, eight Hello. It's not it's not it's not all that pleasant. Well, you know what I saw in Toronto for game two but I didn't get a chance to talk to you about this. You know, uncle Dennis whatever if he doesn't want to, you know, say Hello to you. That's fine. But President Obama President Obama said Hello to you and shouted, you out like tell the people who don't know what happened with you, and President Obama when when he was in Toronto gonna retire afterwards thing ever. I mean, I think I kinda got some of the reflected glow off of doors Burke. Okay. 'cause he we were standing outside the locker room win. I forget who got hurt, but it was probably like, Andrei, a dollar something at that point. And they and in out of silver, and Obama come walking down the hallway and I guess he knows doors from doing Barack itala. She used to the women's bracket, so he stops and gives her a you know, a sort of a hug like the polite politician, hug, and said something to earn. I'm standing right behind her. And so. Soon as he turns from doors. He looks we make eye contact. And I'm like, don't be weird. Right. Like, don't be weird try like mama. Not, you know. So I contacted the nice DM region, his hand out, and I was like, oh, okay. I shake his hand. And he's Schick hit my hand and he's turned to walk by. And then I think he had like flash of recognition, I went from being like a face in the rope line to like, oh, yeah. Probably watch the jump, you know. So, at the watches NBA basketball. ESPN dork is my understand I was with I was with wilbon. And he told me he goes, he watches ESPN all the time, especially now. Now let's to do. Right. So, you know, the he went and did you know was so he turned around. And he just like it was like, ever so brief. But it's all I needed. Right. And he just said, you do a great job week that just really happen. Believe that you're my witness, and like that really just happened. I can't even believe it. She tweeted it out doors. I know she told me I tweet it. And I said, no, that's so embarrassing, and she's like, well, I'm tweeting it and I was like, well, you're the one he stopped to see, you know. Anyway, it was really nice. It was like it was really nice that she did that because, like I kind of I feel like a made woman right? Like, is it ever going to? Is it ever going to get any cooler than that? I'm not asking next after after that, right. But let's we'll circle back into one more NBA question for you. Just what's the what's the one thing that you found to be talked about the most that you probably expected to be talked about the least, in all of basically all MBA world. Right. Has been at the finals. What's the conversation that you feel like you had more often than you might have expected? I say it's all like katie's read and see that was like, that's all we want. Everybody wanted to talk about. And it wasn't just his like that. He was a free agent. It was more like why wasn't he playing? What did he takes alone? You think this affects it what, you know, people are reading into like any little news. Even the night that he got hurt. I gotta tip that he had flown to New York to do that to do the surgery. And it took me a while to confirm that it was New York because. Katie's side was nervous about the implications of him just going to New York for a surgery. Right. Because of how people read into things. And it was like I mean, it's just you couldn't say anything without without everything having freed, the probation. Ramona Shelburne, ESPN NBA insider mama, Momo friend of the program when he come in hanging out with us again the next week. I mean I I it's Friday, so I'm gonna like Hake the rest of the day on go, go see your hubby right, billions to watch big little lies loom in go see, Daniel, like, you know, we're gonna we've been going swimming, George. That's like the new thing, right? Women yet, it's like a hundred degrees in the valley not hundred degrees where we live, but we're getting there now chilly out here, but yeah, and then I don't wanna tempt fate. So I'm not gonna like turn my phone off or anything like that. 'cause there could be like Anthony Davis news or calls make but I'm gonna try to chill this weekend. So, like, let's just hope the trade God don't you know, rear up right? When I'm trying to relax. But you never know goes, right? It's okay. No, no good. It's all but go have fun with the hubby say hi to, to end to Daniel for us are all. You guys the one thing I was gonna wish you both because it's Nevins first Potter's day on Sunday. And that was the big reward for the warriors finishing off the for the for the raptors finishing off the warriors that we didn't have to get on a plane in Toronto. And then all the dads didn't have to celebrate Father's Day. They're exciting all just hang out. Go drink and eat watch golf on Sunday. What are you doing? Like to hang out with the kid or do you want to like her, so, yeah, we're just hanging out of the house on Sunday? I think my in laws are coming over and hang out with the kids, which going to do some of that any. She always asked me like what do you want to do and father's name, like not much? Yeah. I'm pretty good. I'm low maintenance like that. Yeah. Like making some breakfast or something. You know, maybe maybe sleep in a little bit. Like that's one thing that's one thing that took. Okay. Got it. So. Thanks. Bye. There. She has mama, mama. I coming up next. Let's react to what she had to say. Plus, is there a different pecking? Order now in the NBA. I'll tell you what, that means in a second sedan show, your any SPN LA might hanging out with us today. Thank you, sir. For hanging out, as always, of course. Yes, don't forget. You can join us on Thursday, June twentieth at rock, and brews, in Redondo beach corner of PCH and pallets boulevard for NBA draft party. Mason in Ireland will be there from noon to three then we'll do a live studio audience purgatory. And then Byron Scott's gonna join me for the rest of the show. We'll get you ready for the draft. And then we'll actually be on during the draft. I'll be checking in from the draft. Yeah. Because you'll be at the right in Brooklyn. You are actually going. Look at you. Yeah. So I go to I've been every draft acres charter for that to send a charter for the draft. Now. Yes. Why will be fine commercial? With the with the rest of it, and we'll be commercial and it's I'm actually excited about because I'm way behind on my reading win the plane is where I do most reading, but yes, the I've gone every year except last year because they only they had the number twenty five pick. But the previous years they had a lottery pick for four straight season. So I went for Randall. Russell Ingram in Lonzo so yeah. So spent a lot of time at Brooklyn over the last set a little bit of a, good luck charm, what you're saying. Well, I mean, I didn't go to the draft the draft lottery. But I go to the actual the lottery, the lottery, which is yeah, Secaucus Chicago was it? This year, rotating, actually was used to be. Yeah. Go 'cause we do with the interview after the gets drafted. And then I, I get that you're going to get to talk to maybe nobody potentially. Well does that ever? If I had just thought of that I don't know if I will still be going if there was a trade, but we'll see beforehand right before him outside of the. Mba. What do you like about Brooklyn man? So I usually stay in Manhattan, and then just go over job to sell that's the move. But I like for me, New York. And I probably for a lot of people that live here. I just have a lot of friends that live there, like every, so that's my the reason I like to go. And then if I can I have a buddy, who's in a show, some go, try to check that out? It's fans show. Yeah. Yeah. Ain't you ain't too. Proud to beg. Oh show. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. So he's in that my shot at the Jeremy JC. So I was check that out. Get like so many restaurants. There's never a late nights slice. Right. I like to do New York in, in a quick hit, you know, go in two days, go hard, and then get out of LA is where like the treat New York like that to Vegas Vegas. Yeah. Yeah. It's, it's, it's out like, yeah, I don't need. I listen, I lived in the northeast I spent plenty of time in New York. I don't need much more of it. I mean I do the thing, Mike when I'm walking around the city, I try to make sure to listen to either biggie, or tribe, or tanks. And especially if you feel like you're going Brooklyn, if I'm going to Brooklyn, then I'm for sure, you know, listen to. To like Saint Louis. You're gonna listen to Nellie is what you're telling you know. Yeah. For. Okay. I think it's important to one way to connect your connections running on a smaller scale, dude out around. L A like watch rapper. Jay rock sometime. I take the streets to work, a bright Ajay rank. For more Jeon I like it way to stay connected to yours around. I think that's awesome. Yeah. Vibes is what we call it if I'm going on Georgia's Salom. You get some pit bull rolling down there. Miami trick. Daddy. Yeah. Luke, luke. Yeah. Uncle Lukman is funny. When I was I still have some of the. Trick daddy? Well, we'll let some of those songs in my in my phone still. And it's like man. Those are. Yes. Yes. He had a direct focus. He did. Hey, it worked. It worked for sure sodas pit bull. Yeah. He does to Mr. worldwide. So anyway, has the hierarchy in the NBA change is Kuwait, Leonard might Trudell right now today on June fourteenth twenty nineteen is he the greatest the best player in the NBA also take LeBron. Yeah. I mean, we just saw Kawai doesn't defend like any more Hilo swell. Okay. So first of all Kawai in the finals was not defending like games like he was resting on D at certain points, but he's still the best defender in the NBA if I if I get warrants. Yes. But LeBron is a better off. It's a player. Yes, sir, in LeBron like playoff. Lebron, the defense goes away up. It does. Okay. But it's it's, it's a little slower than we can. I'm not. This is my opinion. I will take LeBron you, you wanna take away. I think you can make a real argument for Hawaii, or Kevin. You making the argument. Yeah, I would dren towards achilles. So he's out station. Right. I would say today. Yes. Collide is the best player in the NBA. I'll go. Number two. I'll take the Brian was hitting grazie shots in these, he's got an shot looks great. The yes, he can finish. He bumps off inches in the Doc Rivers called the Michael Jordan reason. But here's what I like about. Here's what separates LeBron got fined for it. What which I thought was by the way, I don't think I ever got to say this. I will defend doc, you'll shock you here. I thought that was silly. I really did. I agree. He got asked about a player like we ask coaches ice coaches every every game day about players on the other team invest literally the whole point of the pre game interview. Hey, what do you plan on doing with tonight? Well, it's tough man. Like he's good. That's tamper. Yeah. Anyway, I just I think what the bron- does so well, is he like he can run in, in be the architect for the entire? Often makes people better. He makes everybody better or, and he can get his own, right? And he knows exactly how to do that. Colli is like an assassin where he can skin get his shot when every once and he's doing a much better job of getting teams involved, and which is why I haven't as the second best player right now. Even even right right ahead of Yannis right now. I agree. But I just got this game elephants have games. He's gotta learn to shot the interest, not just the outside shot. It's like he doesn't have the mid range shot either. Yeah. He know when he's in the mid range like at the rim base because if on. But the, the, the raptors a really good job of basically, like building a wall at the pain. Right. Forcing him to shoot over and you can't do that with choir the Brian, because they can't shoot over. Back popovich. Back in the day, used to do that, to LeBron and foreign Ashani came before. Right. Right. And so in the honest shot will come around it. So why is the next best player in the NBA to me? That's cut like he's coming in. He's coming fast. But I'm still I think that, that extra ability that LeBron has to, to really be the architect of a whole offense himself. I still think he's the best of that. And I think that's what makes the best player he, he can ramp up the D when he meets. Listen. I think you're splitting hairs, but I just think man Colli on defense and remember, he's been hobbling, this whole basically, since the Milwaukee so crazy. I haven't I haven't second not like there's not much separation. I'll just I'll take LeBron by since the Milwaukee series. He's been hobbling. He's not been healthy either. That's the other thing is that nobody health, nobody healthy. But he's really not healthy to like, look. No. He looked like it's was bugging when he did the interview yesterday where Rachel with him in Kyle Lowry and men like he said, well, yeah, I can limp as much as I want now because the series is over. Yeah, that was literally what he said. It's crazy. Coming up next. Oh, actually coming up in twenty minutes. We're gonna have trodellos takes you had some takes yesterday that we didn't get to three takes you. There were two takes that we didn't have time for trails. Got to takes a two four two del take day. We've got that. I also wanna get one more round in on. We could do some calls. We had a scenario created these scenarios for the Lakers, here, the scenarios LeBron and a d that's scenario one young guys are traded veteran complimentary guys. Right is the rest of the roster scenario two big three. Lebron Jimmy AD all minimum guys. Okay. You don't have the twenty something million to spend like you wouldn't scenario on and then scenario, three LeBron kyri. But you keep all the youngins keep all of Trudell children. So those are your three options. Eight seven seven seven ten bien. Eight seven seven seven three seven seven six shutout to you and I by the way for listening to our brains and our heart as we wanted Golden State to win, but we knew Toronto would win. Yeah. Although had clay, I watch still officially picked say, though, have you had claimed not gotten hurt? I think they would have won game six and then I would've picked around a win against. Right. And that is should on scoreboard. Brought to you by HMS capital. You're all. All star in the mortgage game call HMS capital. They compete to win you the best home loan rates. 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Jimmy Buckets clutch for Philly

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We have the insiders taken over the set today is PS date mcmenamin and Kevin arnovitz. Welcome guys thrilled. The here we are going to be discussing pops criticism of quiet leadership or lack thereof. Was it fair? We'll get to that in a minute. But first. I don't know how the Sixers season is going to turn out or if Jimmy Butler will in fact, play out his days in Philadelphia writing off into the sunset with Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons all I do know is that Butler is clearly what Philadelphia needed right now, he has only played seven games for the Sixers and yet Weiss he is already hit a game winning shot in the final seconds. And of course, Jimmy is not gonna keep up this pace of game winners, but it's also a random accident. He's been hitting them watch what he did against the nets last night. Nice guys, right? Seen that. Yes. Well, see the thing we will side-by-side it with his last second game winner against the Hornets from earlier in the month. And when Jimmy was asked about the similarity he said, he was so frustrated by the Sixers lost this past Friday night. He went into Jim extra on Saturday to work on this particular shot from this particular spot on the floor. And then Sunday he went out and hit it. And that is part of why he is so valuable to the Sixers he is not only a guy who can create his own own shots late game situations. He is determined as hell to be that guy. Just like he is determined to be the guy who defends and fights down the stretch wanna see what Butler did last night just before his game winner. Yeah. He is the one diving on the floor to secure possession, and he's also simply on the floor. You know, we take butlers ability to play through injuries for granted. Just because he's done it so much and it did reach the point of high comedy when he. Stop doing that soda shout general soreness there. But there he was late last night two nights after spreading spraining his ankle against Cleveland playing as if nothing was wrong and his new team-mates seem to love all of it. In fact, if there's been any whose team is this stuff in the Philly locker room, we haven't seen it on g last night Jimmy posted this quip giving some shine to a Joel Embiid self alleyoop, and there's all the comments giving him shine right back. It is all a lot of fun. And a great way for the Sixers to not have to talk about their other huge story line that just won't go away. Yes. Markelle full is in New York today. Seeing yet another specialist about his shoulder and unlike in the past the Sixers brass isn't going out of their way to protect him on it. Both coach Brett Brown and GM Elton brand have said they are unaware of any physical issue. He is having. Oh and yesterday, the Philadelphia Inquirer Keith Pompeii who's been plugged in on that beat for a long time reported full quote. Is no longer in these Sixers long-term plans. It's hard to say exactly what that means. Trade value is so low right now that while. Yeah. I bet number of teams would be willing to take a flyer on him. I don't imagine they'd be willing to give the Sixers all that much. And this isn't one of the situations where a change of scenery feels like magic elixir his problems don't seem to be about the environment. Who knows maybe we'll get some clarity. After today's medical appointment. Maybe not either way the Sixers are getting enough sunshine from Jimmy Butler right now isn't mattering as much as it might want to have. And that's a win at least four now. So Kevin, I we gotta talk about the Mirko situation because the Jimmy Butler. Fireworks are nice. This is their number one overall pick that they traded to get a gave away another high first round draft pick for that's actually one issue, which is as you measure his value. This is sunk cost you can't assess him differently because we got our number of accusers player on the Rossier. With liabilities and assets. And now you need to measure them that way here. Here's a he'll throw it a scenario here. And I have no Intel that the Atlanta Hawks are interested. But here you have a team that is long way from contending. They are all about layer development. They have a guard dynamic one in trae young who by the way, a little bit of a defensive liability. But boy would afraid playmaker able to guard. Who's contract is up in veteran and conveys what was probably not in their long long-term plans. Would if you just took a flyer you have nothing but picks in Atlanta. What if you said, hey, we're gonna we've got four years of development. Oh, by the way, his head. Coach would be a former Sixers assistant who is one of the best player development coaches in the league. Who knows what his defensive potential is. And knows what his offense of potential could be. So now, there's no expectation by way. There's no media in Atlanta. Nice. There's a newspaper the air. Crystalline? Out. Chris was amazing job on the beat. But my point is have you have you ever seen the media in Philadelphia? The meeting Atlanta that was your version of a shadow. I don't want him to shout at either one of my point that he would be under a lot less scrutiny a team who has no imperative to win right now. In fact, might have an imperative not to win he could develop boy would have backward deal for the Sixers. Did you want to do this kind of thing? If you're the Sixers wanna give up on them right now. I am not convinced that he will not be able to be a effective MBA player. Will he be able to deliver the number one pick though, and then the burden of expectation? I think maybe not even just the media in Atlanta or a place like that. But the fan base, right? The Sixers fan base is rabbit, and they have followed this step by step by step is if it was a ongoing soap opera, and they have all that baggage of expectation on Marquel to perform, and he knows that. And then you get self conscious. Then you start to check your Twitter as you start to get your head at the free, throw, line, etc. Etc. Etc. That's right. I think it'd be magic elixir to be a change of scenery. But certainly, I think you could shed some of that baggage and have it fresh. I feel like Philadelphia is the softest spot for him. I mean, they have been every step of the way. I mean, yes, there were some conflicting things or some misplaced early on with how much information they were releasing. But they have been every step of the way last season. Okay. Do what you want? You. Don't wanna play you wanna play now. Okay. You wanna work out in front of reporters? We don't think that's great. But short do it that kind of thing. His teammates have been super super cities. Like absolutely great top everyone in that law firm has done nothing, but defend him. And because yes, I get it. I think you're right. So can cost you sunken costs, and that money is spent so you can't, but but they have the did make a huge. So I think they would be naturally more invested in seeing him succeed than whoever. The next team is going to be is going to be like, I got you a bunch of quarters. So here's the fundamental problem in you understand this as a six. Their time. Got accelerated right last season was supposed to be the, hey, we won thirty nine games. And gave it a real goal was in the race till the last couple of weeks in this was supposed to be the two thousand. Seven seed plan, you know, their hearts out and by virtue of that acceleration Foltz picked up put into it helps about game winning streaks changing exactly the schedule at the end of the season. I wanna talk about that though, where they are now as a whole because look they're five and two with Butler, but that's a little deceptive. A lot of those games have been extremely close. They clearly still need shooting. But on this excel A-Rated time time line that comes talking about. Did you think they are on track to contend for being the best title in the east if they can re-sign Jimmy Butler the summer they have a appropriate for that could subpoena Chaim ship this year, though, they have no depth, virtually no depth, especially you're talking about a team like Toronto who is perhaps not even just the deepest east. But maybe the deepest seem the league. And so all of a sudden you're going to be able to contend against a team like that in a seven game series where they come at you at waves in waves excuse me, and then shootings part of it. And then also like, listen, Ben Simmons. Is not championship level yet. He has all the tools to be. But until he can shoot a jump shot. They will not be able to. I think a really good team. It's a superstar league. Remember what? Bob Myers once told Zach Lowe that actually death is less important because you're playing shorter rotation. I still love Toronto step, by the way, I still like them is the favorite right now. But this I think they could. And this is probably more statement of Boston's fallibility Milwaukee's inexperience in Toronto is still having that little bit of Toronto cloud. Also, the health issue both both Lowry in Kuwait, Leonard. I mean, the Philadelphia can you name a big three in the east of this you need nine right? And they have. Going to for one in the trade for buzzer. You can see that you can see where it's hurting them. You have again. Kyle Korver trade watch continues in that you have to think they will make a deal if not for Kyle for someone to kind of help bolster that up again, it hurts their death that their guy who they drafted number one overall last year is not playing you would assume he would be Philly out some of those spots. We'll be watching for his medical update as the day goes on coming up. We will talk about these single. Biggest problem for those ten ten Celtics. Kevin just mentioned I though is distant replay this date in two thousand eight we already had an Allen Iverson moment. So I don't know what this could be. But I hear it something about your Crawford. Turn your head on him. Rondo does a great job of find it rate. It rate trouble. Jackson from the corner. Lachance exactly. Eighteen days they did just two days ago. The warriors one uniform. It. Oh, those blink motion activated security cameras. You hope to go on sale. 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But the to laugh it off after. So remember we had that big moment. Right. We're DJ push LUKA way for board earlier this season there. Right. It's him that right this month. Boom. It seems like they're over that. Right. Sure. I mean, listen, you wanna take care your big men, usually it's in terms of having them run the floor. Give him a dump off dunk. But under Jordan has improved greatly at the that was the Marcus candy school of big man, rebounding right there that Bush real about Dandridge three for free throws. Don't talk about staying down. They weighed hand Luca getting their defenders to on the pump fake seriously. Dwayne Wade how are people still doing this with him? How much do you need a pump pumping the ball? This is biology. Train humans are trained to react. Suddenly to sudden, motions like to defend themselves out of the savannah, he could have gotten killed this, man. He's thirty six years old. He's been doing this for forty two years like Tom on people don't bite on the pump fake, look at least as young people are on that much. Make emphasis, manual moody. Throwing the monster monster Throwdown over Garrett. Temple. I mean, look changes, Nina, maybe the magic elixir for him to shut out to Ian Begley texted him about moody today, they call him mud in New York and visit told him when he showed up to interesting press conference. I'm gonna get you. Right. And they are getting him right confidence. Yeah. Nice this court vision. Okay. This is I'm telling you the buddy show completely air mailing the past Marvin Bagley Steph curry what he will do to you. Rachel me do not choose the make services. I just the lucky beneficiary of them. I mean, the first one wasn't his fault. This was little. I was again, I might finish. My thought was that. I am. I'm remain impressed by sacrimento how to keep it. It's not baseball. They should though. What it Denver fan? Just trade a basketball for a photo op or something. The really. About Kyrie Irving because we were playing smooth criminal and the break here. Video of kyri Irving's balancing act with attack of the weekend on MBA Twitter. So like that that real I think. He's got core strongly on the front. One seems real. It's the side thing. Right. So let's let's bring the one. Let's bring up below smooth criminal for us right there, go. But here's the thing producer, Steve what into his research background bag and their special shoes. Michael used for this where they had slit on the bottom where he could slide into a nail projected up onto the floor to balance against isn't that interesting. So you think I re did the same thing as all we're going to find out his on they commercial or what? So we had to remember Kobe Japan look over the color. So we'd be responsible not to. Here he goes here. So and this set the internet on storm or four hundred on fire on fire. We'll do that Ronnie Tori, apps that up. I will say this kyri Irving is probably a better dancer, the as a basketball player was insane body control. He is he's incredible. I mean, this Albany lay stuff. I I mean. That he doesn't have an Isa's. I don't about of. I do my due diligence. I did reach retail to Jeff Wexler his agent to ask about this. And crickets silence as the most research anyone has done for something. Like this a long time. Our producers saying there's some zapruder tape stuff where like there's a quick cut and somebody walks in frozen. To me that it was real that someone walks in front right because you wouldn't keep that if that was like trying to. Oh. Though. This guy's got body. Can hope it lets the other one producer Danny that we I think we have another one. If someone's like, obviously it was one of those moon shots, right? Michael Vick one right? Where he like throws for eleven years. Have that one of right? So look this right. Right. But there's a very real LeBron making ninety four foot shot Boston. You know standing there for that combat for that. Let's more about the actual plan the court because it's been a struggle for the south X leaning, not helping them boss. Four of their last five. They came into the season as Vegas favorite to win the east, but they have a five hundred record after twenty games shutout role colleague, Chris fours. Berg for pointing this out on Twitter, the Celtics defensive efficiency significantly worse as the game progresses. This is interesting because they of course, lead the NBA double digit comeback last year. They've had a bunch of them this year. So you think they get better as the game went on? But those numbers are pretty crazy. What do you think they're based problem right now? I don't I don't think it's the defense. This is a team that is twenty eighth and feel attempts at the rim per game. I mean that is still the most efficient way to score baskets this lead. I the other thing is in Tatum. He's been fine. But probably took Kobe Bryant's. Advice literally instead of seriously techs cover. Conspiracy theory that Koby as. The maker stabbing touch the Celtics from inside by trying to get Jason Tatum and ruin him is amazing and Twitter's all over. I'm into it. Until. I think there's a lack of defined roles and. I was talking about earlier some teams need it. But if you have to step, then you don't really have any because you need to have a clear delineation of who is your one through five. And then news, you're saying about shimmy, usually. And then also, you know, Hayward's not where he was gone. He's trying to work through his own personal battle as he fits into a team. And they also again Foltz have burden expectation. Now, they were you know, half a quarter away from making the NBA finals. And being a developing team is not okay, I declared on this show this some of they're gonna win sixty five games. Harry. Scott Green, Boston Toronto that hope you guys get rid of now, I know. Thank you very much. I mean, look Burnham expectation thing is real and you have the warriors or LeBron James sang for years and years. Like, you guys think this is easy. Just come back. When people expect you to come back. This is real that is a factor. I like to keep saying about the Celtics is they've got so much time. This is a team that we think they're window extends at least through late may possibly through June's. They have so much time to get this rate is twenty games though. Sample size enough. No, I think we will look up one day on the show and dang we probably more say thirteen of sixteen. They're coming up on this show today, though, we will discuss LeBron and Lonzo ball doing a little pumping up the of the guy. I was gonna say the rook if you still feel so young to me, but. Into the kid coming up for the kid. Dave are Lakers expert will tell us more about their relationship and the article he wrote when we return on the jump. Let's get started. Higher or lower than zero lower lower. Well. All right. It looks like your luck right now. Thank you so much. Tonight. I mean, how do you even know what to say to that? Clearly, not reading Proust's. I mean, that's that's tough. Welcome back from Friday night at the staple center, not much more to say about that. So let's talk about Sunday's action. The Lakers lots of the magic by four despite coming back from down as many as sixteen in the third quarter with twenty seconds left and the Lakers down by two LeBron passing to Casey p for the open three pointer to try to win it. Pope missed after the game. Lebron said, quote, I always have a chance to take a shot. That's not even a question. But you attract so many is on defense. I had a shot, but Casey had great shot and you live with the results. Dave I wanted to ask you about this because you've certainly been present for all of the years of LeBron's. Should he shoot shitty pass debate? Here's what Dave out on Twitter. Lebron late game instincts didn't cost the Lakers magic. When it was the team failures that came before it, and he was involved in those night column. He was involved in those team failures. I'll say that he is absolved from any error in their loss. If you wanna point to him getting blown by on defense attorney for us. Yes. That was a bad defensive possession. But to criticize him for finding a wide open shooter is to not understand how he approaches the game basketball. He did this which on your more. So when he played for the Cavs. He did this with Gus has been played for the heat. This is what he does. He's not going to force. And if you wanna force a shot, then you can't be mad at him for that step back through the took on the previous possession because guess what you can make that shot as well. He did at the end the second quarter last night. He did it to beat the Knicks over Kristaps Porzingis last year in Minsk garden, so I feel like whatever he does is going to be some level of pushback or people don't understand him. You gotta be okay with that though. Because get what he's a game that way for sixteen years, and he's done read them. Well, here's contagious. All will pope's effective field goal percentage on his fifty nine uncontested catching shoot threes in the past two seasons. Eighty three point nine percent. Here's LeBron James field goal percentage in contested in the paint shots like the one heated fifty point two percent down to forty three when guarded by center. So in terms of measuring probabilities of winning a basketball game, the thing nothing of the fact that this November? Learning earning trust in your teammates. What does that do for contagious? If he actually goes with the odds and hits that shot. It's LeBron demonstrating I need you guys. And I'm willing to trust you in the most crucial situations and on a Sunday afternoon in November. Okay. The cost benefit analysis. There is so much in favor of the benefit. But probability wise. It's not even close. Right. That's interesting. And you talk about confidence we tease before the break. Dave you're talking about how he's he's basically been trying to give them confidence. All these players trying to invest in them, particularly lounge. Oh, LeBron even went on record saying sometimes Lonzo doesn't realize how great he is. It's been such a project. Lebron to this reminded me so much of his second year playing with Kyrie Irving. Kyrie's coming off surgery doesn't make the all star team. And that the something that, you know, he had already been also it'd be p at that point is career, and it was a blow busy to his confidence toward about all-star. You're gonna be an MVP someday really putting some wind in sales. I think the same things going on here when did LeBron make these comments about Lonzo at the back to back where you went one for twelve and scored two points total in those gains. And he said don't worry about those two games on a weekend in Florida. What I need you to do is recognize where your future's going to be in this game. And soon as you take or take control that and make that your internal belief. This is my destiny that's gonna help you. It's going to help our team's going to help me everything will work out. And he's kind of coach up the kids. I mean, all of the bronze speed and strength court. Vision has always been his thing. And I think he's sort of some pot echo with a real court vision guy. I mean, I think there's sort of over. Laughing. And I'm not gonna say the Lonzo ball has LeBron James skill. But I think there's a certain appreciation for the way Lonzo plays where he is casing out. The court is he is a decision maker, first and foremost, and I think that the Broncos certain appreciation for that. This is an interesting idea about when we talk about leadership, and we're gonna get into this with a Gregg Popovich, why Leonard I think is fascinating. I think the idea of how you lead in the NBA is so interesting because first of all there's a bunch of different ways to do it. We know that and also it's a skill. So if we're looking at LeBron with Lonzo here, and we are saying, okay. This is a thing that we raised people for you pump up your teammates directly young guys, you whatever that means the absence of it also exists, right? That it's a real thing that you can have or not having every player is a collection of five of the available eight skills, or whatever it is. You're not to me, you're not better or less than if you happen to have these five that five which brings us to the choir. Leonard quotes, I wanna play sound. From pop discussing Leonard from Saturday. Take a listen here. Great player. He wasn't leader. Anything you know, modern Patty was leaders. So twice talent would always be most. But leadership wasn't his deal with that time that they come as he progresses. So why responded to reporters on Sunday? He said I just heard about it. It's just funny to me because you know, I don't know if he's talking about last year or not. But I guess when you stop playing they forget how you lead, and you talked a little bit more to about how he would try to lead. By example. I I'm not sure that pop it was a little weird because the question the pop was wasn't really about. So it was kind of strange that he went so hard on that. But I'm not even on board with. I mean, I'm not sure Papa taking some huge shot at Hawaii. Because I think it's okay to say that everybody's good at different things. No. It was a big shot. Here's interpretation for all of pops candor. He's always very measured in selective about when he dispenses that candor, whether it's lending a moral authority to political issue. He cared. Whether it's sending a message to the league Josh Pachulia actions against by and the two thousand seventeen conference finals. There's an interesting moment at the very index which you can see on ESPN dot com. Popped almost seems to reflect on the fact that. I maybe should have said any says, that's all I'll say about it. I suspect this morning he regrets saying it for one. You know in a man of his stature in the game in two from a practical matter, I think it's never a good idea for management and coaches to throw out in filter shade at players because I think players around the league pick up on that. And I think from a practical standpoint franchise, it's going to have to recruit talent. And look this isn't a big deal. And I don't disagree with you. I don't feel like wise responsibly says, hey, look leadership can be, you know, during stoppage having guys come over to you and say, hey, what do you suggest about my matchup? And I suspect why gets a fair amount of inquiry. I think your point I totally agree with the that. It's a bad look for the organization because that's goes against the Spurs way. They keep everything in house behind closed doors last year when that the things started to change such a compiler competitive league. And you're trying to get any advantage. We have in free agency as it is. That's not gonna help you. Is it fair for pop to say, I think yes. I mean, what do we want out of people? We interview we want honesty. So I appre. Sheet the candor and then beyond that. How can we say that he's wrong? Like we calling. How can anyone say the putts? Like, he sees so much are Spurs reporter buckles. He right. Does a great job. But he's only sees what you're even. Even certain conversations pops been there forever with what's the definition of a gaffe telling the truth by accident. I mean, I also just I don't know. I'm kind of exhausted by the fact that every player has to be everything. Right. Lebron free throw shooting. Do you have to be hundred percent good at everything quite Leonard is fantastic player. He's defensive player of the year multiple times. He is an MVP candidate multiple times. It doesn't you don't have to also v the rod guy. You don't have to be the guy taking your quivalent of Lonzo ball under your arm or doing whatever we're praising this guy for being tomorrow. So I just I'm okay with Gregg telling the truth. I'm okay with with why getting his feathers ruffled because you want someone who's competitive to feel that maybe said about them they didn't like, and so I think who is going to use that as a little motivation. But I'm okay, I'm okay with a you don't have to be good at every leaderships of human quality. I imagine guys more sensitive about that than saying not a great shooter. Right. Maybe. So all right. Here's what the jump recommends for today are tick me to McMahon writing about how former grizzlies coach David fizzed ill and Marcus Saul buried the hatchet over a phone. Call. This past summer. Head on over ESPN to read about the details. It's a normal day. You rushing out the door to get to work on time. When. Suddenly there it is the dreaded service light. So what is it? This time tire pressure low coolant time for an oil change. When it comes to service lights head to jiffy lube. We've got you covered driving today and make the switch to Pennzoil ask for Pennzoil synthetics getting you back on the road in a jiffy. Jiffy lube, leave worry behind. A great this Friday kicks off with Burs brackets a eastern than the surprising negative take on the trailblazers. I think we need to be surprised anymore. All these teams do huge question marks. However. So we're gonna do a little. Conference cyber Monday shopping, shall we look at that red hot deals? Don't miss out. Limited time only check out the door busters people that we have to offer step right in first up the aforementioned nuggets were currently in third place that their teen at seven record. Kevin. Do you buy get it? Funny. The nuggets chances. Top four record outwith. I am all under a I'm gonna put him on. I'm gonna put it on layaway take the option to buy them later. I wanna see just a little bit more tickly the defense. But very impressed. Just want to see a teeny bit more. I'm buying take my money. Take swipe my credit card. I am buying the Denver Nuggets. They always or they have in the past wreck the regular season re wins alarming rate with a group that was, you know, need an expected to they have the homecourt advantage, of course, mile high city a young core. They've continuity with their coaching staff and the their their players. I like them by faith healthy. I'm picking up that layaway. All right. Well, I'm I we're gonna get to the point where I'm going to make you guys actually fill out this top four because as usual there's like eight teams and everyone's cop four, so let's hit the other side of that Friday night match up the blazers finishing third last season. The currently twelve eight Dave you by Portland's chances of earning homecourt this. I'm going broke because I'm gonna buy them as well. They were third last year. Again, like I said I love continuity love their coaching several of Terry Stotts what he's doing Davey system that they run. And their top tier talent. I believe in. So I am buying them as well. I yeah, I'm gonna buy sort of. So I am the no. I don't think I have been. Four five or five on this. So I I have the nuggets in blazers. We're five or five four. All right. I'll take the blazers by knows this. I'm with you know, how to fight and shots. I love Terry Stotts off. It's I like what they're doing that second unit now, and they're competent team that beats up on bad teams. Historically, they'll have their usual January February streak, and I like them in their kind of usual four five. Okay. I'm gonna make make this little tougher for you. Because I'm putting out the hottest Christmas toy this season the bestseller. Clippers currently atop the standings, a thirteen six record. Do you think they will finish in the top four, your wishy washy? I'm Dave I tickle me. Clippers. I'm not gonna buy them both on with red fuzzy. Joan someone coming. Someone is. Playoff team. And I think they should be happy about this season. They're going to win a lot of games. They'll have the top for buying. I'm fine. Your five ninety nine for the shipping for the good ship. Okay. They play an excellent brand of defense. They lead the league ineffective field percentage opponent. I obviously were always a little nervous about a non superstar team, but they have debt which in the regular season is key. They can absorb injuries say goes out Sanders getting better and better gallon. Dr. He's been fantastic this season. Forget he's a better defender than you. Remember mantras is just this gives them the spirit their deep Tobias Harris is sort of the on the unsung superstar, Lou Williams. Right. I mean, they kind of have in green the irony. If after the summer that that everyone just head if the clippers end up having homecourt advantage in the Lakers are fighting their way into the playoffs. Lebron that would be interesting. And look I think we have the standings rape producer Danny for what's going on in the west. Because look you put the clippers in right? Whereas we know we're gonna go seventeen in your shopping. The warriors are already in your shopping cart. People. We know that. So who putting up because by the way, the rockets are currently intense place right now, you see the thunder sitting there and fifth. You cannot put eight teams in the top four. Well, he he's going to just put a in the layaway. All right. Well, okay. You saw number four on there right now in the standings is the grizzlies where do you think they're going to shake out? I don't buy them again. Jank Jackson has been incredibly some of the things. He's doing literally historic. We haven't seen before. But and they're healthy and JV picks doing a great job. Just don't see him a top four team. So that's what I'm not buying them. I don't think there's any shame. They were pitted win thirty four games. I think they're going to win about forty four forty five that would be an eleven game improvement over expectations. I don't think there's anything that. They might be very well playoff team to which I think would be a great statement success. Also, there's always the sort of shoes droppings with Conley sold both of those guys make it through the season. All right. So again, we're filling out your shopping cart here. What about the rockets? I mentioned their intense place right now nine nine this season. But come on if you had to place a bet on whether they're going to be in the top four. Buying. I've had a change of heart since the producers meeting, and I'm not fine. Wow. Kevin arnovitz because I need this under in there. Okay. Hold on the funder. We're not doing. So I kind of chilly put them in, you know, they'll get in and get in and they'll get four now. Because I guess I believe there's I'm buying the rockets just because of James our radio be one of the top players only. He should be able to lead this team. That's being and I mean, here's what I would say I think two through nine are going to be separated by a half a game. Right. I mean, it's it's insane. I mean, this is the hardest exercise. I think in years to do it. When we last year we knew that the two we had two teams in the shopping cart. We had kind of two or three other usual suspects. This. Have you tried the versa? Climber. Easy is that like the orange the deal on and tell people what you're buying cyber Monday. I'm buying a mattress in. On twitter. We're we're still working on Kevin's purchases. Coming up next, though, our favorite sitcom tank wars jumping shark in light of changes made to the draft lottery. Just as fascinating the Knicks three three people. But first it's time per second distant replay the day this one courtesy of Mr Chris Webber this date in nineteen Ninety-three. Key. Sean. Sorry. Tomorrow PIN Michigan state, Louisville seven thirty P M eastern feel good about how mobile Zion once and RJ Barrett. Number one, Duke squaring off against Indiana at Cameron indoor checkout sportscenter Scott pelt on ESPN after Monday night football. He'll have all the highlights tight. Titans. Texans. And you can also watch that on the ESPN app programming on the network. I'm just saying like this show tank wars. I mean fascinating every year to watch one of her famous favorite comedy series this year a bit of a roadblock in the story. Some of the lead actors not participating as expected the picked up consecutive wins over the Sixers rockets over the weekend. The Knicks have won three straight over the Celtics pelicans in grizzlies now as a reminder for everyone at home, the NBA has new rules in place to give bottom three teams the same odds as. Each other to win the draft lottery after the season. So it used to be that. If you maybe the picked up one extra wind you screwed yourself because that would drop you from two from one to two or from two to three in your is much different. But now instead of number one team having a twenty five percent chance to win the lottery. The worst team the league only has eight fourteen percent chance to win the lottery, and that is the same for one two and three wetting the odds. So so Dave is this ruining tank? I think teams can strategize their race to the bottom. You can mask it for longer. Perhaps always to do is make yourself in that bubble of the bottom three right versus like getting the advantage of being the word. Right. And so I think that's what you're seeing here. And there is the grouping kind of here like the Knicks are a little bit outside of it. You know, perhaps it'll be in the four to seven range, but you look at Phoenix. You look at Atlanta Cleveland that seems to be the bottom tanking group right now. First of all, November December is not the war. This is like Otto von Bismarck, still trying to avert war and teams think they win three in a row and then become February and March. Yes, and here's what that graphic didn't show if you're six or seven you have better odds than ever. Yes. So like is. Okay. So maybe you don't take all the way down the way down. But look the incentive structure is still screwy. If you lose games, get talent. If you think there are teams who don't right now in November. No that they're taking I have many bridges. I could sell you many of our larger metropolis is. I mean, come on this teams know what they're doing. I wanna say this always wanna say this no player in the goes out trying to lose a these are personnel decisions. These are rotational decisions and whatnot. But I just believe, of course, no one's taking in November. And December it you really believe that literally teams are I'm not saying they're not taking let me let me do. Not like we say, oh, the Knicks clearly trying to win whatever. Yes. I think that the evidence of real real tanking starts happening. If every March when the best player on the team has mysteriously healthy and not laying Eric Bledsoe situation. That's what I'm saying. You can mask it a little bit. You'll right to be the win. Phoenix realize. Back for the capital rider. Oh, Trevor REEs, don't we? What do we do you? Right. He said on our television show last week that he would be coming back after January. We'll have to see what happens in for which team because he can get traded after January twenty third. Okay. Karl Anthony towns had a monster. Thirty five point twenty two rebound effort in a win over the bulls on Saturday injure Wiggins, not so much scoreless on over twelve shooting in that same game. Are you encouraged if you walk out of this by cat, and sort of how well he's been playing this last couple of weeks or you worried about Jimmy about Lou that was a slip right there wolves Jimmy Butler towns, they're still married in my mind. Are you more worried about answer Wiggins? Yes. Both all of it all three of them. Yes. I'm gonna take the totally positive spin here and say great game by Karl Anthony towns in this is not a sign that enter wings having a terrible season. I mean, he hasn't been playing a mazing lights out. But guess what they've got the win. That's what it's about on the same night. Yes. Houston Rockets lost the Cleveland Cavaliers, and guess what? Chris Paul wasn't playing. Guess what Andrew wing was doing the night. He was playing and you go out there, you compete, and you get the win you move on. Guess what ganders reporter has been that? They were laughing about it a locker room afterwards. And just saying like, you're not gonna do that. Again. We'll get out of your system. Robber comes in eighteen that game is. Well, let's mention that. Well, I mean, I like the noted the bottom saying that the timber wolves from five and two since the trade like the Sixers sometimes everybody can get better from that magical exchanges scenery. The problem is is the amount of money. They've committed to Wiggins. Right. And it's going to in this team that eventually be paying the tax. If it tries to add. You know, they picked up a couple of guys. I mean, you know, sorry that they might wanna pay that guy at some point. They are they're in trouble. I have a prediction which is. I think the teams that strike out in free agency this summer, we'll be sitting with water room. And I think Andrew Wiggins could very well have a new home into one of those teams traded into room. This is just a personal unfounded theory. I think at some point the wolves are going to have to move off that money. It's not even we're giving up on Wiggins. It's we can't get valley. The optics of mex- player going scoreless are terrible. I'm not going to. You know, dismiss that. But they got the win. That's what you're saying. I mean, this goes back to the question. I'm watching all season. If you're paying Andrew Wiggins and Crohn's any towns that much and they're as talented as we know that they are shouldn't they be making the playoffs. Even once you make this trade away of driven Butler. So it's where the expectations are to our league past game the night. Magic warriors hot hot hot Orlando. Coming off a win here in LA yesterday. We have one games after losing four in a row where are quote hopeful Steph curry plays at some point during their upcoming five game road trip save he won't play tonight. But things were so bad with the warriors just the energy around them for a week or so there do you feel out of their rough patch I had to give because I've covered in person beat the doors off the Lakers twice in the last eight days. I have to say that not quite yet. Can't quite yet. But ultimately is usually would say the NBC's is way too long. I think sixty five game range what we should get. But age your games will absolutely help this team by the time the pay roll around. They're going to be just fine. I used to LeBron team set the standard for boredom in a regular season. But we're actually exceeded it is there a team less interested in the regular season at this point just gonna playing out the string, and I don't even think it speaks poorly of them. Steph will come back dream on. We'll come back healthy this team when it matters. We'll be juggernaut. I don't think this is boredom with them the last couple of weeks. I think. These are some pretty deep seated issues coming to the fore and that yes, they're good for them that the season is long because by the time they get to April May June. It's none of this. But I think when you're bored on the floor, you tend to get preoccupied with peripherals and this is perfect. I mean, that's just saying couldn't have happened where they winning eleven in a row and they were hungry as they weren't fifteen or sixteen. But I do think that you're more likely to get engaged in that kind of stuff when the games are just the games. I it's just ended the buzzer. Let's talk about Bush on Rondo at Lakers practice facility working on laugh despite having a broken right hand has been cleared for non contact drills. Dave, how do you think the Lakers are going to approach John's recovery because you and I both know he would like to get back on the court tomorrow. He's already been on the court with his hand hiding it in a pocket while he throws passes. The Michael Beasley with his left hand Jimmy Butler graphing. Yes. So listen, you give him time the needs. But you don't hold them out. Just hold him out. So when he's cleared get him out there. Right. I mean, he loves coming back early from injuries. He feels that his tough nursing this new thing what is this foam roller on a stick? It's not like a really. Been for years. The food in a county fair. I mean what? I've seen a lot of us workout minimum civilities. I him jumping right seven footers read. That is my cyber Monday by I'm going on right now ten times mattress foam roller. Thanks to these guys for joining me. Enjoy the game tonight. We'll be back on ESPN tomorrow. See then. As in buoyant Gavin loved playing football. He lived in briefed wanted to go when he'd spent hours upon hours just touchdown dances at one day. Well, getting two goals, he realized he was never much good at throwing or running or country nor even kicking. Yeah. Gavin's chances of playing football. We're looking like fourth and long very long, but he did hear how DIKO could save money on car insurance. So he switched and save. Then he did a touchtone Benz. At least he was still good at that.

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The Herd-HOUR-3-Kawhiet Production, Rapid Testing, Best For Last

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The Herd-HOUR-3-Kawhiet Production, Rapid Testing, Best For Last

"Blood on the tracks the new podcast about legendary music producer Phil Spector in the murder. Of Lana, Clarkson this podcast is hosted by me Jake Brennan. Creator and host of the Award Winning Music True Crime podcast his graceland season one features ten episodes told from the perspective of those who knew Phil Spector best his so-called France. Just like Phil Spector. This podcast sounds like nothing you've heard before blood on the tracks contains adult content and explicit language listen to blood on the tracks, the iheartradio APP apple podcasts wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Jensen Karpin I'm a comedy writer, Die, hard sports fan who has been terribly missing the sports I love. So I'm checking in on them with my podcast, the sports bubble with Jensen Karp your favorite athletes commentators legends will reveal what they've been doing without sports for months and how they're preparing to return inside a bubble. Were they staying in shape or the bringing their xbox? Are they attempted to leave the bubble and run around city aimlessly yelling what are we doing? It feels too early. Well. Listen to this sports bubble now and subscribe on the iheartradio. APP APPLE PODCASTS or wherever you get your podcast find out. Thanks for listening to the heard podcast. Be sure to catch US live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon. Pacific on Fox sports radio and F S One. Find your local station for the hurt at Fox radio dot com or stream it live every day on the iheartradio APP by searching heard. You're listening to Fox Sports, radio? Welcome in the. Lord wherever you may be, and however you may be making as part of your day. Thanks so much. Doug. Alley forgot cowherd who's going a beer. Malaysia sitting here going. Like why is a big thing for Colin? COWHERD. I've known music for three years. He's my producer is producing day. Never, seen him without A. cowherd growing a beard as if he's the first human being on earth to go beer like my wife told me girl beard. So that's what I'm doing. To put it on the bottom line on Fox sports one. For the record I have a healthy scruff working. Smith George Clooney look. I know I get mistaken for Clooney, all the time. George Clooney's brother. With a big nose in, is it look like you haven't slept in months while? Yes I am. You don't look anything like George Clooney. That's what they say. That's what they say. You know like we have I'm the only one without a beard Ryan's on Ryan's on the board. Ryan's got a beard Elijah's got a beard. Rhyme you got a beard galleys. Got It like some lame scruff. Tower got like stubble. Beard. Beard. Music how long have you had your beard? He's like twenty eight years old. I can't talk to them like. Five years you've got the Beard Ryan. How long have you had your beard? Five years. Six seven years. Never just like I just WANNA share it in my face feels like I don't know. Okay. I if I were your guys age Ryan's slow closer to my age and music I told you Ryan like I wouldn't have now look he's at some point when the pandemics over he's going to get married. But just when you're young look young when your young. What's the matter with you people? I are some rules to this thing. This is like a basketball rule. Do you guys know this in basketball? Always wear white sneakers. Because black sneakers make you look slower they just do. And do right and my rule it would beards is like I would. I would always shave until I get to like my late thirties or forties just when you're young look young have that baby face. I also don't think it's a bad thing to go gray early if you're dude. Gray early like. Way If you go gray in your twenties and thirties you may look like you're in your forties but becomes stately. Then when you're in your fifties and sixties, nobody knows the difference like men you look exactly the same as he did fifteen years ago. That's because I. Went Gray when I was in my twenties. Same thing going. We get to in a second, but I do want to point out that conventional wisdom went out the door last night Toronto Raptors down two point five seconds to go. And take the ball inbounds. They chose Fred Van vliet conventional wisdom says always put a big eye on the ball. TACO fall can't get any bigger than TACO fall. Also can't get a better name than Taco fall. Right I. is there a better name on earth and Taco fall the center Boston Celtics and a great? Do you guys see you learn how to swim in the bubble? It's pretty funny and his canter teach him how to swim. allers also learned to play golf. I can't imagine the golf clubs. But falls on the ball ineffective. Why because conventional wisdom says, put a big guy always on the basketball and never have a point guard take any can't see calorie could see delivered a pass on time in rhythm now part of it was. that. they got confused, right? The Celtics are in zone they get confused. Og is wide open the weak side those a you know perfect ask but a good portion of it is. You know there's no fans behind there. You got a big I in the basketball. He was completely ineffective on Vanfleet civility to find him. Speaking of conventional wisdom conventional wisdom now is, Hey, the best players in the NBA are great three point shooters. The mid range is dead. Her that. Mid Range is dead doesn't fit analytical basketball until quiet Leonard came around. That's because we always use the stat. Hey. Hey. If you shoot fifty percent from two, all you have to shoot his thirty four percent from three. You're better off shooting threes than to you ever done those numbers for like that's the simple math equation. Because if you make fifty out of one hundred. You have one hundred points. If you make thirty four out of one hundred, you have more than one hundred dollars. Make sure that went up and just gotTa make sure I do the three that carry the one that's two right that's one zero two. Nine. So thirty four percent is better than fifty percent of to a funny thing happened on the way to that math problem because conventional wisdom tells you you always shoot fifty percent, the best player she fifty percent from to. Kuwait Leonard is shooting eighty percent on mid range shots. Between twelve to fourteen feet in the bubble and plus. Eighty percent. Well eighty out of one hundred. One hundred sixty points. You know it's a completely different math. He's averaging over thirty points. A game nine rebounds a game four assists a game fifty percent field goal and thirty percent. Six percent from three. And it's really hard to quantify. The fact that he can guard all five positions. He's basically as good or a better version of. Green at the defensive end. And then has A. Know it shot doesn't have any art can still goes in kind of like Jordan. Used to I he's just an efficient sniper. Serial killer type of tack player on the. Offensive. End. Wisey better than Janas because he can shoot why is he better than Lebron? better. Mid Range shooter. Better defender at this age. Better rebound at this age not the passer of Lebron will give you. Why did you better than harden? It's called defense. And by the way he's better he's got more championship pelts if you will than anybody outside Lebron James and he's on his way to catching the Bron James, if they can beat him in the playoffs. Give me a player and I will tell you why he's better than James Harden his defense. Lebron James. You know. Defense is half the game. James Harden. It's because Defense Russell Westbrook shooting defense. With with. Janas Jason Tatum out he's better than. Janas. Really really good. Can't you can't you free throws can't you mid range? And then I think the most impressive part. Is, his improvement and development. It's one thing to say he's great. It's another thing to go like this guy went from an answer Larry piece in San Antonio with Parker and Ginobili and Tim Duncan. To a star piece to a guy capable of carrying Toronto to a championship. Now, a guy capable of carrying the La Clippers to a championship. His improvement from A. Guy Who Know Pac twelve school offered a scholarship to. His improvement from the sense of the big guy growing up to now a wing. Place Point brings the ball up the court. He's always had that competitive gene that nastiness and the ability to defend, and now you add in the skill of shotmaking. I'm not sitting here telling you that. at Kevin Durant Peak Kevin? Durant wasn't as good or better or Lebron James Peaky wasn't as good or better but right now, there isn't a better player in the NBA. Not One the letter. Paul George Been Up Paul George has been down, he's even kill. They've had Pat Beverley the lineup at lineup he's even Keel. He guards. Passes he posts scores, the mid range. He's efficient. Everything you want. Everything. Don't give me this. He only plays sixty five regular season games like. You don't even begin to care. We didn't care how many games guys played until. Gregg Popovich started holding guys out. He that's you didn't begin to care you care because you're trying to make an argument for your guy, which is fine. My argument is in one game on one series. Who would you rather have and there's another answer that doesn't mean that peak Lebron wasn't better but we are not peak Lebron these days. And I used to think Kevin Durant. But he hadn't played year. He's hurt and I don't know what at thirty, one years old you come back looking like from Achilles tendon and that's not really the argument is, who's the best player in the League right now? NOT THE MVP Yana Sir. Lebron. 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The former coaches are getting in her white white coaches like we'll. We'll discuss this in a reasonable manner. I, don't know how we got to this place, but we are in a place. Where we always default to race when did we get there? When did we possibly get there? I know. We'll do that in a second. Let me I bring in. Bruce Feldman core sideline analyst for Fox. Sports. College football analysts. Insider for Fox sports rights in the Atlantic. He's also an outstanding author. You should read his books joins us in the heard on. Fox Sports Radio. Bruce. Now the PAC twelve saying like, hey, there's these new tests out there that Larry Scott went on Dan. Patrick. We may push up our schedule weren't those new tests already available and aren't they being used tonight? They are. Now what's different dog in this case is the PAC twelve according to the. Head of corporation is the first one to have it where they're going to be able to do it daily and so the hope is that in the next month or so they get up to that because remember when the PAC twelve decided early last month that it could not play college football this fall they're part of the rationale was there was five hotspots within the conference that would need to have daily testing and they didn't think they would get to that point until November some maybe they will be able to be at that point. A month and a half before that. But there's still some other challenges that are going on with the League's conference with the League teams to be able to get to that point to be back on the field. So as they say, this is a very fluid situation and there's a lot of TV going on. But at least there's some more optimism right now on the PAC twelve front. Okay what about? What? About the big ten? I don't know a big ten is I feel like as as stepped on its message shown much and part of it I think has been that the the PAC twelve I think did a much better job of explaining its rationale behind this process not just to its head coaches to it's a dis and it's also the media that covers it whereas the big ten in Kevin War, and especially the commissioner really offered very little specifics when he was pushed on it and really has offered very little in detail and so they've kind of. been. Spinning their wheels. There's been a lot of pushback from the coaches in the league. There's been a lot of pushback now from the players and the parents and players and it's gotten so messy and I think there's been a lot a lot of misinformation that has become coming out of there is a lot of wild speculation and at this point just as a reporter kind of talking to people, this feels a little bit like the old conference realignment stuff from ten years ago or people who are normally very credible sources head coaches. Sometimes they do not have the answers. They may have an agenda what they want to push forward but they don't they're not in a position of power where the conference presidents are the ones who really are the ones who matter here the most and I I think a lot of those folks have kept things especially close to the vest and it's gotten very, very messy. Yeah. Blue we have football in. October in the big ten. I would I would hope we could get to that point. My hunch is maybe not i. think it would be optimistic to say maybe around the end around that Thanksgiving time window, we had reported this late last week that the optimism was. Around the time when regular students finish up their finals and leave campus, it's not a bubble per se as it is like what the NBA is doing, but it's probably as close to a bubble as what college athletics could do, and maybe then they can have a ten game schedule assuming you know here's a big assumption does that the cases aren't widespread on those campuses the testing which sounds like it's getting better and better and more efficient. That's in a good direction but also that. We have basically three college football games. One last week in two last night that what we have over the next month things will stay on course and we will not have any really bad news relating to college football programs that are playing those things happen then I think there's a then I do buy that. There's a chance for that late November time window for the big ten this possibly start maybe the president will a pitch and they'll they'll agree to it. Bruce. Feldman. Our guest of course, the college ball inside for Fox sports and for the athletic joins us here in the hurt Doug Gottlieb billion for Colin. He's actually authored a book. It's really good called the QB. So it's about the makings of modern quarterbacks. So let me ask you this Jamie Newman transfers and gets a waiver to play from wake forest at Georgia. Right seems like a great. I mean a guy who has a good year wake a chance to really move up draft boards and play in the SEC and be a starting quarterback and suddenly ops out this week. Jt Daniels is now going to be the starter. Did he opt out because he's scared of of the or because Dan is beat him out I don't think it's 'cause JT Daniels beat them out at least not from what I heard I. Think it's more of some other. Stuff that he's concerned about related to the virus and maybe some of the protocols I, I think there's going to have to offer up more explanation not going to have to but I did not hear that he was getting beaten out or anything like that and he decided I'm of here I don't but but it And look in one of those things that could have the opposite of the intended effect. Right? He's let's say he's a mid round draft pick. By. Like obviously. He'll have to answer NFL teams more than have to answer to the media, but they're like look. You quarterback Georgia, they have all these protocols in it. If you WANNA play football. Why wouldn't you play football that doesn't that goes and and look you we can. They can say in front of the camera whatever they want in the NFL the truth is they want dudes that WanNa play football especially at quarterback in the NFL I don't think this really hurts you know what could be his draft standing He's GonNa have to explain it to them for everything. You just said especially as a quarterback I mean when he was, he had some really good moments. He's got some some really you know good tools to work with this would have been an interesting situation. It's a largely rebuilt offensive line, well, respected office coordinator coming in there but a new coordinator in Tob monkeying obviously, they'd be plan at the highest level in college football in the SEC. I don't know how much you know based on the wake forest offense and the film he has from last year. How much that they could Even, what they see from him in drills 'cause he's a big physical impressive kid he's got a good arm. He moves very well but. It'd be hard I. think it'd be a stretch for anybody to look at based on what he's forty done and just not the film and maybe what they see in person be sold enough to say, Hey, I'm going to spend top fifty pick on him whereas if he played had a great year Georgia I, think there was a lot more potential for him to to go up. People's eyes, but ultimately, he had to do what he is most comfortable with I. Mean I find it You know I don't know I mean if he really was steering clear of cause remember taking down hunting make cleared yet. We expect he will get cleared but just the idea. Okay. Good husband played a game. They're not. They're still what three weeks away from their first game. To me, the timing doesn't quite add up if that was the case. Jt Down about to get named the starter and now he's going to make a decision to go to the bail to me that that. Doesn't seem quite right. Don It doesn't. But like I mean like Look Todd Monkey and was with Cleveland for years or OC you know going back to last year he was a Tampa zero see the year before. But Tampa for a couple of years Jacksonville I know Mama savings time. As offense coordinator Oklahoma State for a year he actually had two stints there but just like. Everybody talks in football. As you know, that's how you do your job and when you bail on your team three weeks before they play the first game, you're going to be the starting quarterback a Georgia like, wow, that's a that's a that's a that's a. that's a wow. That's an interesting one that they will definitely be talking about and could do some damage to his pro career. Even if he thinks he's protecting his pro career based upon this decision. Last thing most important thing. Texas back. Long Hours. They back I guess the yearly yearly. I'm going to hold out you know here's the thing like I like Sam Eleanor I. Think he's a very talented quarterback I needed a terrific leader I need. The best thing that you ut has going on a football timer and really basically flipped over his almost his whole staff. and. Those are some good coaches by the way I. Think it's a really defensive coordinator I. Think there was some really good assistance that got blown out of there after year three. I don't look at that team. Now they be John Robinson who was a big time freshman running back who they got in there i. think they have some good personnel. I think they have a pretty good offensive line, but I don't look at them on defense and things. Okay. This is a team that is ready to compete for a national title is the team because of what they have on offense with a line and Salmon Robinson is a team that could win the big twelve sure I think they could. But. For me to say Texas is back is a little like during the is Miami, back you know they're back when they're having a parade. After the season not because they went and they were top ten teams I mean because again when Texas was great, they were cranking out NFL picks in the draft, and that's why they're not there yet they I don't even think that close to that. So I think they can be good I think they can be the this maybe maybe the second best team. Home and even beat Oklahoma for the big twelve title. But I, I, think the gap between where they are. And where they need to get through to be a real serious I can win the playoff team. I don't think they're at that point right now Bruce Feldman Bruce what's your first game by the way? I am in studio with the big guys this season. Breaking News Yeah. Making News you'll be breaking news. Yeah. So there's going be a lot of news probably more than and season's pass, and so we have big newness been extended the two hours and I'm looking forward to getting back with Rob Stone Matt liner who I've worked with before and Brady. Quinn, who you know we work together on the road I think three seasons obviously urban and Reggie so. It's going to be fine. It'll be different but you know I'll I'll miss being on the road We would have a lot of big twelve games this year and I, there's no energy like being on the sideline of a Game Day on Saturday Smith especially because especially because so many big twelve mascots or armed right like Texas tech guns. Up Oklahoma state right obviously. Got You go west Virginia mountaineers is armed like there's a certain energy when you're standing behind somebody I think it's blanks but I don't know if it's blends plus an and we'd take Ralphie back Gangnam Ralphie runs down. So that's I think the biggest thing we miss from Colorado not being the big twelve bruce see go ahead. I did a Nebraska game. It was they stormed the field after you came back and I remember coming off the field trying to interview and amid a Sea of students interview Mel Tucker, and there's nothing like being in the middle of that in the energy from that that was an awesome Saturday and you know, TV, doesn't even do it justice to feel the energy? Of that and I will definitely miss those you know doesn't happen often but those those things are pretty special I get why why the passion is so strong for sport because the fans field I mean, do you remember the I mean even even the the road wins Ucla last year against Wazoo Wazoo. I remember when they beat who they beat the year before they beat. AP. Two, years ago they had a huge upset two years ago and they stormed to feel that's way I got to know Gartner minhsiu right and that was sec on like a Thursday night and then and then last year is UCLA goes up there and and I'll come back after dark rate craze to in the morning. Easter it was amazing. Yes I. Mean Look I'm glad college ball's back but we do need the students to be back for deficiently back can't see on big big name kickoff show. Thanks for joining us. Here's writing music with the news. On the news this is the third line news. So. Great to have college football back. Always great to have bruce. Feldman. Doug. And we are GonNa talk some NBA. Job. Mirant is your NBA rookie of the Year of the Memphis Grizzlies. He received ninety nine out of the one hundred votes that one vote that he missed out on winter. Zion Williamson. Interestingly. Enough he actually finished third. Second place went to the heat's Kendrick. Nunn. So Drummer your rookie of the year design. Williamson receiving one vote but finishing third. Hell. He had a tremendous tremendous impact lenny played. He just didn't play enough and then even in a shortened season, he didn't play and I thought the weight gain. When he left the bubble, I don't know what he left before I thought that was a mistake. But look there to tremendous players two very different players and I think be impactful. Obviously Kendrick done is the one who's the most surprising. Yeah and it's it'll be interesting as you said to sort of see what becomes of John. Moran we've sort of seen this. Rookie of the year award isn't always reflective of who becomes the best NBA player long term in terms of their overall career in the long run. So it will be interesting to see Zion Williamson is able to stay healthy and have a better career despite not ending up winning the rookie of the year. NFL here Doug. We're going to move to the Jacksonville Jaguars that everyone seems to be talking about they have their eyes on. They just had a complete exodus of players due to cuts trades. This leads to a lot of all quote unquote speculation that they are tanking. Actual yeah. Their quarterback Gardner minhsiu has addressed that issue. Saying. Realistically, I know if we're tanking. Coach Doug Marrone General Manager Dave Caldwell, and me we're all going to be out of jobs US three and a lot of the guys in the locker room or not going to let that happen I feel very confident in everyone's desire to win. It's interesting. The last two teams we thought would tanking the Miami Dolphins last year they did not have the worst record in the NFL and the New York jets the year before two years before they end up winning six games. So part of it is you get the competitiveness to these guys. It becomes really hard to take it and you mentioned it with. A lot of the cuts that have been made you know sort of the whispers behind the scenes Jacksonville have been. They weren't the best team guys. We saw this in Miami even when Adam Gates was still there and then it continued on when Brian Flora's took over. They got rid of a lot of guys sort of like what's happening Jacksonville right now that sort of in the moment at the time soda raised some eyebrows like really they're going to cut that guy oh they're going to trade that guy and to your point you're not left with the most talented roster that you've ever had. But you're usually left with all guys who want to be there and know that they're playing for a job and so you start off the year really tough because you don't have to tell it. But. Then you end up winning more games than you think you should because everyone's actually playing hard and they're not in it for themselves they're in it for the team. And I think what you do is and this is what Brian Flora's did. We've seen this in basketball where. You WanNa find out which one of these grinders wants to get better. Who's like you said, who's really in everybody's like man I'm really infant team. Will you play hard when you're one in five Will you come in lock in and anybody can anybody can come in early to work lift weights, Shirley, get treatment or the when you're five and one we when you're one five, that's how you find out and to address your questions from earlier. Doug. I couldn't I've been working for Fox sports radio for over six years now, and that was when I used to wait tables. The job requirement was having a shaved face. So since I working for Fox sports radio, that's the last time that I shaved So even my fiance is not seen me with a clean shaven face. To answer your question. That and that is rhyme music with the news. Well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by. Heard lie. All right. Well, there's we continue to have this discussion in regards to the. Paucity. Of Black head coaches in the NBA and. I will offer this up like. I just. Nick, rides a friend he's on. He appears on the show. He's on first things first and his take today was he Danny Canal tweeted out thought white privilege. It's St- Athlete Privileges Star Athlete Privilege, which I do actually agree with right Magic Johnson got to be the head coach of the Lakers. It didn't go well, but the reason that it happened was it. He's Magic Johnson and Magic Johnson. By the way, got to be the president of the Lakers and it was frankly a disaster. Yes he signed Lebron James, but I'm not sure Lebron James to sign there. Anyway. But I do think that what Canal said. What Dan Canal said is accurate that there is a certain amount of of Star athlete privilege here. The problem is that when? You, know when you go back and you you say, well. Look at the white former players who are coaches right now. And Why. Aren't there more black foreign players who are coaches K. let let let's go through it. took. Sky Brooks, I Scotty Brooks is. One. Another guy idolized he played at UC Irvine He used to dominate me and pick up games and talk trash to me. Galore. Scotty Brooks coached in the ABA. Skybridge was an assistant with the supersonics and then they moved to Oklahoma City. PJ CARLESIMO got fired like I'm GonNa say, eight ten games in the season and Scotty took over a young team that was rebuilding. And the players took to liked him a lot like what I would say in with Jack Vaughn. The only difference is in Oklahoma. City. They're like look we ought to coach were building and he coached him all the way the NBA finals they stuck by him they did fire him after a completely injury-plagued year. Now he's got the Washington Wizards Gig. So yet as a grinder as a player, he became a grinder as a coach coaching is not an easy profession. I, know we only look at the head coaches, but there's a depth of assistant coaches as well. Guys did Rick Carlisle look at his path becoming a head coach. Billy Donovan was the NBA NBA player. And, then he went and he was the head coach of Marshall. By The way, Coaching College basketball where he won back to back national titles. Again you're making the case that doesn't actually make all that much sense they in the NBA, they've essentially tried everything. And I I we do this thing where we default to racist got to be a factor I swear to you. It is not. It is not. In no way. It's actually in any way the opposite. Because you have to if you're going to be white. In the world of the NBA you have to be you have to be able to at least relate to the fact that suddenly like man's game. Dominated by black players or European players far more. So than American born white players. BY THE WAY, Steve? Nash is not American Board. He was born in South Africa and grew up in Canada. But but there's a couple of different. There's other things at play here. Some coaches come up and grind they starting to G. League or their video Guy Eric's bolster. His Dad was dad was in the front office in Portland, he went and played at the University of San Diego. By the way Mike Brown played as well. And then he was a grinder, started a video guy and climb the ladder. And there are a lot of former NBA players that would love to be head coaches but you know what? They don't WanNa do helicopter ladder I spent fifteen years away from my wife and kids I have all this money I don't want I don't WanNa make one hundred and twenty, five, thousand dollars behind the bench. And try and basketball's to a star player who I think I was better than they don't want to do that and I don't blame them. But what you can do is go like. I should be coach. Sorry onto works. The way works. I think that what happens is now guys have been the the union has done such a good job. Those contracts have been so good for so long that many former NBA players they wanna go into TV where do pods or they have different Lebaron Davis like he's producing movies and like that's a brilliant guy with a super high bass by Cuban on coach. Canal because basically nobody when when guys play sports. For Twenty, five years for the entire life. Somebody's telling them where they have to be. The hardest thing you're going to go through when you get done playing team sports is nobody tells we have to be anymore. You. WanNa out I don't know. Can I skip today like Yoga skip every day it doesn't really matter nobody cares. What am I get skipped right when you play you gotta be somewhere Treatment gotta be will lifting weights working out practice. Interviews all this crap you don't want to do. Like, wait, I just looked at my bank account and I have I have two commas in my bank account. I don't want. I don't want somebody tell me where I have to be. Okay. You know. And I don't want and I don't want guys like look. There's also still the fight between former players and current players were former players like, yell it used to be tougher back today but it was it was real. It was grinding guys like now like, yeah you guys could not shoot it all you did move the ball you weren't skilled his us. You think former players, WANNA go and. And again. I think people think that every NBA coach makes just killing. Don't I know several of them make less than two hundred, thousand dollars a year which again to me and you as a lot of money. But to an NBA player, the NBA League minimum when you come in as a rookie is like four hundred, thousand veteran minimums like a million dollars. I like I'm not an star players like it's like a game check. Do you want to be a scout. You'RE GONNA make less than one hundred, thousand dollars. YOU GOTTA FILL OUT EXPENSE FORMS YOU GOTTA go and seek high school kids and college kids and right up some report on what they're gonNA look like. And some New Zealand to do that like man. Facility I want I. Want to take my money and invest it and make more money. There's actually not a lot of money in it unless you can get to becoming a head coach, which is really really hard. Really hard. And at no point in the discussions may go like well, you know. He's done a hell of a job, but he's black. So we're not gonNA hurt like that doesn't happen anymore. Why do we make we? Why do we always make that negative assessment? In basketball, it absolutely doesn't happen. This is not me telling you that Steve Nash is going to be a great coach I have no idea. But if you think you got the job in any anyway because he was white. Or you think that the gentleman who have jobs who are former players is because they're white. I'm sorry you're going to have to come at more than like well, look at their faces and they don't look like the faces of the NBA. Okay. We'll do a little research into each individual coach and how they got the job. The skybridge thing is perfect. He coached the Las Vegas team in the ABA. Derek Martin was his Point Guard Club said Cedric. Ceballos was his best player I was playing for the Phoenix team for guy named mass track who has worked for Scott Brooks. As, an assistant coach. We played them in a church in Phoenix. That was his first head coaching gig. We had to beg to get our money. I was making like a thousand a week. That's what we had to get begged, and if we didn't get it, we wouldn't practice. We planted church with NBA players in front of two hundred people. In a League where you got twenty dollars a day per diem. and. If you stole the ball in the back court, you got an extra point. Coaching grind man and you don't have to be six, four, six five and above to do it. It's about Dino de love the game can you relate to players and are you willing to work and work your way up and I know I sound like a hypocrite wanted to get a head coaching job without being assistant coach because athletic privilege and I've covered the game I know the game the I get it. And you know what I didn't get the job and I didn't get the job because. Mike. Point. Black. Of Job, because Mike Boynton had a great relationship with the players and people around the university like that guy that guy is on the up and up. He's on the come. We're GONNA get him. And he is everything is a human being that you can help to be. That's actually the way it really works. I know watched so many movies we think that race plays a factor we assume. I gotTa tell you. I think in many aspects especially in basketball we've evolved past that least I hope so because that's how my brain works. We have an unbelievable best for last. You don't WanNa. Miss It. It's next in the her. 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So with that the the Mexican pizzas, many people, John Middlekauff joins his favorite fast food menu item. With that, we get to the best for less. It's almost the end of the show, but that doesn't mean phone it in. nope. We grind to the very last segment. It's time for best for last. I are best for last Here's what we're going to do. We're going to our top ten orders from fast food joints. Got It. Good. Let's go number ten when he's triple. Like when I have a Wendy's APP. But my son is big on. All the spicy nugget from Wendy's Popeye's. Canes and. Whatever. So we go around them and I've re-. I've reconnected with Wendy's. No their fries are not the fries that I will mention later on but if you order a frosty and dip the fries in the frosty you welcome. America. Number Nine Gift Taco Bell some love. I love a good beef Mexi melt. Don't. Don't really care but at two am. When that? When that bell is calling my name be maximal his my. Number eight this is an La thing I do love Fatburger, but Tommy's Burger Tommy dwell famous. He's better chilly on every burger and like the all meet Chilin. Tommy's Chili cheeseburger. If you're in southern California Tommy's Chili Cheese, it is a chain. You're welcome. Number seven I love good sonic. I went to school at Oklahoma state. I that's where sonic is located Oklahoma City. we used to hit sonic all the time we hit sonic. Now we've been like every sonic seemingly on the map. Chocolate coke. Chocolate coke from sonic is the best order. Great Desserts. Of course, you can also do the. Cherry lime made but chocolate go poop sonic number six. In and out three by three animal style, there's been a lot of nasty comments about in and out keeping yourself people. Number five steak. Steak 'n shake is more mid West. Steak. Burgers cost a little bit more. They take a little bit longer, but they are really really damn good plus he can knock that thing down with a cherry coke. They put the Real Cherry Syrup in the code. Number four I was stuck here. I needed to go chicken. I wanted to go Popeye's but I think I'm GONNA go raising cane's. Raising cane's Kane's got the good sauce to dip in plus they're open on Sundays where my number three is not. Number three chick. Fillet. Chicken Sandwich Classic. I don't know what's in chick-fil-a sauce. I believe it's a substance that is more addictive than crack cocaine. I've never smoked crack cocaine I don't know. But I think chick-fil-a sauce more, addictive than? Number two. Maybe the greatest menu item in the history of fast food. GRIDDLE WHAT'S MCMURDO? You say take two pancakes, dowse them and serpents soak it in. They take some sausage, they take some egg. They'd take some cheese and then you eat it. Number, one. McDonald's French fries. Is the best thing I've ever had and melk when they're cold or lukewarm the not great shelf. If you go to McDonald's on a road trip this weekend say listen I will wait a little bit longer but could I get a fresh batch and throw a little extra salt on I didn't say anything are good for you. But we've been through a lot here warranty not having sports riots. The elections have yourself some McDonald's French fries. That's number one. There's your best for last. Best. Orders. You can make fast food road trips this weekend listen have yourself a great safe. Happy. Weekend we do have a lot of sports on television. I believe the Lakers win. Big Tonight. And I think the bucks are in trouble I. Think they're in real trouble I. Think they win but it's a really really close Game Colin his back on Monday with his full grown beard I'm doug been. This is the third. One more heard the heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio. APP search her to listen live or on-demand whenever you like. 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Chris Herring

"And now the lens welcome to the low post podcast because awards low post crossover was just not enough to encapsulate the seismic events no pun intended or maybe just kind of intended of last night slash this morning and we were in co why watch day six my family had abandoned me to go visit other family my beard was growing the refrigerator was starting the empty of food i was eating raisins out of a bag that was my daughter's bag of raisins she was not there so she did not know the daddy was stealing her raisins 'em i was running out of coffee it was it was beginning to get desperate on a day six of why watch and then boom dnv aj explodes as only dnb i can understand why leonard now place for the clippers paul george judge now plays for the clippers de oklahoma city thunder are now drafting on behalf of three different mp franchises essentially the miami heat the los angeles clippers end themselves russell westbrook seems likely to be be the next person on the trade bloc and if and when that ever happens 'em everyone from be a thirty for thirty oklahoma city thunder team the thirty for thirty that must happen now someday will be gone 'em end the lakers didn't get quiet leonard the raptors lost co i leonard i don't even know what other implications we should be talking about but to help me suss out all of it one of my favorite podcasts guess one of the people's favorite five podcast guests from five thirty eight who a chris herring who wrote a column about this it's not even a trade it's just an event interruption early in the morning to help us sorted out chris how're you did you get any sleep what's happening i i'm i'm okay now i i feel like i've been missing text me over the course of the day to record this because i've been trying to catch up on sleep since last night but i'm good i'm good yeah same thing you said just trying to write about this kind of in the middle of the night while also saying yourself like did that just really happen in a weird my editors thank goodness they stepped in and kind of change the wording in my story which i don't think was insensitive which is probably excitement where i'm comparing the earthquakes to like the seismic activity that we saw in beer left my my lee and they're like were not you think that 'em but yeah i still kind of in shock over the idea that that deal went down and they did it with all kinds of drugs were co why approaching paul george in the first place and just so stealth the way he went about doing this and a you know i think you kind of have to look at them as the favorites they're not you know worst maybe the team with the second best not to get there yeah what what's you're just start anywhere you want what's your biggest take away from everything that happened last night whether it's what the thunder got what the clippers gave up what happened to the rappers like what what strikes you as the most interesting note worthy thing that you're gonna take from this series of transactions actions i think really for me it's just how many franchises it changed kind of all at one time and so it goes without saying that the raptors and we knew this all along koalas gonna leave that the raptors were gonna not be a a championship contender anymore and so that was obvious but 'em you know we could have obviously said whichever team he went to the he would have really changed the fortune bear and so over the clippers that's not surprising but kind of the collateral damage it has to other teams and maybe it's not damn it just depends on how you're looking at this and what timeframe here but you have the thunder you know a team that nobody has talked about a and i read you're you're calling from the morning as well they did it the thunder were so quiet this whole off season you know not in a position to really do all that much honestly 'em an all of a sudden you know i tweeted something to the effect of which fan base kind of woke up most confused or you know kind of just what their job drop the most and i think you could probably make an argument that it's oklahoma city because of the fact that you know you just locked in paul george last summer in a deal the a lot of people looked at more like kinda confused by like why he would sign that deal he idea that he would wanna stay in oklahoma as opposed going back home the california 'em and now all of a sudden he's gone 'em at a time where you know i think a lot of people would have argued the he surpassed ross as the best player on that team regardless of who is the face of the organization and that you know he was clearly more consistent when he was healthy 'em a better player on both sides of the ball and now he's not there in what does that mean for ross and so obviously that being a huge part of this but also the lakers a you know a team that i think easily easily would have been the favorites if you managed to get co why even with minimum guys kind of filling out the rest of the roster betting favorites at least 'em now not getting him and the fact is they kind of held up so much of what they were doing in free agency to try to get co why and now all the sudden have another team in the same arena that might be better than down despite the fact that they just went out and got anthony davis trade so that to me just kind of the the fact that for different teams just kind of saw their fortunes changed that much all in the span of you know i i said into loads tweets that we saw that much change 'em is this kind of incredible demand how quickly it came together and how little of it without their there wasn't anything about this possibility being out there i just assumed the clippers would get maybe co why and you know the the idea of them getting heartless even was predicated on the idea that they were going to have a second star in all of a sudden they have two of them and it's a it's a pretty amazing thing to watch come together yet 'em i i truthfully didn't did not know where i was going i didn't try to pretend it i didn't know i also made you know these are these are really tense moments for organizations and i just i just made a decision there's gonna be a lot of people pestering all the front office people on on these teams for details and what's the latest yeah i'm i'm just gonna sit back i'm not gonna bother them but the one thing i will say is the clippers were totally underground i heard nothing the clippers i couldn't get anything from the clippers and i just kept thinking to myself boy i have a good relationship with these guys something's up and it's not it's not just that they might be out or something it just it just felt like my spidey centers went off something's up so i never ruled out the clippers i never i never publicly ruled out the clippers 'cause i couldn't i couldn't get my arms around cly going to the lakers and be my spidey senses were going off about the clippers so why don't we start there how good do you think the clippers are i i mean i i like on a it's it's so funny most of the time when you get these teams that get to you know three stars on a team that the problem ends up being they don't have nearly enough that depth anymore and that's not a problem with his team and you know and you've written about this plenty to it's weird in the sense that they've almost caught more adept at you know like more starpower some ways off their offense than they do in starting five 'em lewin's shreds bathing lou lou williams lou williams stays winning at life just just winning winning everyday their game ending lineups are gonna be something especially a close games i mean you're you're gonna be able to put a you're able to put collide paul george out there obviously but you have traffic got lou williams 'em you know if you wanna put beverly out there the the wing a capability defensively you have heartless to i mean it's just gonna be a fun team to watch um you know you've still got shamet being able to shoot the ball i just as neil pain my coworker over five thirty i said have you looked into this enough to be able to spit out kind of like a win projection total end you know i'm expecting yeah i basically basically asked him are they easily breaking the sixty win barrier darwin projections over five thirty eight any send it back to me and not only do they not but it hasn't been like fifty wins and i'm like wait wait well that doesn't make a lot of sense i mean there there i think six dinner projection slightly behind the lakers but the sixers the rockets the warriors the bucks in front of them i i don't quite understand how the warriors it that far up in front of them either but idle you know i dunno and i've kind of gone against the grain from system are production bottle had the raptors winning the title 'em had ahead even when the rant wasn't a all the way out of the series and play well now the series going into the final they had the winning it so i've kind of you know side item system before ford been wrong about doing that but i i can't imagine you know unless one of the two stars gets hurt that the clippers don't win football game i mean they were they wearing solid last year you know they were solid what the team last year without that sort of wattage and starpower 'em i think are model has them not being as great on defense i think similar like klay in advanced metrics not necessarily picking up how good claes and the things that he does because he's such a different player i think that kind of happens with co wise defense defense to where sometimes analytically it doesn't really show up in the numbers how good he can be you're how much he forces a team that do differently than what they normally would do 'em so i think i mean i think they'll win at least fifty five games i think they could easily win sixty see depending on how they manage his health and sitting amount and stuff like that but like i said i think they have to be the favorites right now just because i liked the depth around that team 'em and i you know i think the sixers and the bucks are gonna be the two teams out you have to be feeling really great about him having gone west 'em well i look at the west you look at the west i mean utah lock denver's clippers lakers blazers don't sleep on the spurs rockets warriors that's already eight so so i think the thunder missed the playoffs oh yeah you having i think the westbrook do you well let's let's get right to it do you think westbrook is is definitely on this team when we start next season do you think somebody could have oh oh oh no no i do not think he's definitely on the team now i don't know what the timing timing i would bet on happening but i definitely is not a word i would use now okay 'em finding any reasonable trade for him is going to be very very difficult and i went through this a little bit well i i just don't think people realize it might be the second worst contracted the whole league behind john walls yeah he he makes forty this year a thirty eight five this year forty one four forty four two in twenty twenty two twenty three eighty seven right i've been million dollars coming off it not great year shooting wise another disastrous postseason performance shooting was and it just you know you go through the teams i mean detroit i don't see it orlando too far away charlotte too far away minnesota too far away 'em say arlando i can't even remember needs a point guard i have far away 'em washington the most depressing trade secrets walford wall went up pick for westbrook 'em a don't see it and so you are left with teams like miami maybe houston these sort of like spurs i don't i don't see a deal where they don't see why they would do it i think miami is a name that's gonna come up over and over and over again like i get it i get why they would do it they've already traded all their picks they can get him for you know i take two or three of are crappy contracts and will get you will take you're giant crappy contract and will call the day and he's a star you know fans conceive of him as they superstar jimmy butler is they star we now have two stars i don't think those two stars fit exceptionally well together i don't think either of them are trending the correct way in terms of their age and their games with the jimmy butler i think stabilize find is gonna be very good for the next couple of years russia's trending the wrong way i don't love it but i if you force me to pick eight team that will dive headfirst center the russell westbrook world if if if the thunder get to that point i think i would pick miami i mean yeah when you start talking about fit i mean i think what butler you always have to consider that more at i remember even when he first got the sixers what was it like a few weeks then when he started the 'em either here embiid and both of them start as they complain a subject brett brown days might have been daij critic mary lou might have been days it wasn't very long and i mean i think you always worried more about guys the one thing you wouldn't worry about with butler in a situation like that he he really gets on guys if he doesn't see what the work ethic that he has so i don't think that would ever be a question with ross but the idea like i keep kind of running back of my mind the free agency so far and like the ones that didn't make a lot of sense to me and i think with butler he was one of the few where someone was actively getting out of a situation like the sixers may be the favorite in the east now in butler moved away from that situation so go to miami which in my mind you know butler talk so much about wanting to win an you know free agency is you're free to do what you wanna do but to me i looked at it as like if you wanna win why wouldn't you stay where you were and it's very clear he's always kinda wanna be an alpha dog you remember when even when the trade request came out last year when he was still in minnesota it was like the nets the clippers a i think the knicks were on the list and i think maybe miami was and i think when you think of teams like that it it kind of signaled right away the butler wants his own situation he wants to be his own guy he wants to be a league guy and so if you do that and then you throw into that mix after he's gone the miami when he thought he's gonna be the guy there i i'm sure they could make it work like i said i think russ works hard enough or you know jimmy's liking but i don't know that he would want a situation where it's a two headed monster in ross's handling the ball as much as he is so 'em will see i mean i know it is gonna be fascinating to watch that because that's where i'm saying like the league shifted someone that still has a superstar reputation in so many people's eyes but clearly you know to me it's kind of shown a handful of times at this point i don't think he's good enough is is elite players you're best player to to win a title in the fact they haven't got another first round in a four years now i think is problematic for oklahoma city and it's part of the reason that you had to make this trade you couldn't wristy idea paul george being disgruntled on top of the fact that you already weren't really making enough progress with this team well they got a ton for him an end there's a chance it in five or six years they come out the big winner this trade i'm so let me get to get all the draft picks and all the picks swaps in in there were so many picks you forget they got shade gilders alexander who is on my first team all rookie i think if not he was the first guy on second team or ricky but i'm pretty sure i put him on first team all rookie end if you told me he was the three or four time all star some point his career in a really good two way player i wouldn't be surprised by that like i i i know the clippers worn psyched about giving him up even to get paul george and collide leonard and together because he's he's going to be a hell of a player in to get him as your heirapparent to westbrook 'em if that's what it ends up being or someone that can grow alongside westbrook 'em that that's a that's it's it's a home run trade for them considering the circumstances considering that they were roped into this at the last minute 'em in the leverage that they were able to get the lakers and whatever whatever else whatever else conspired against san presi into a position of strength i mean you just can't do any better than they did in this circumstance i just wonder if the pause real quickly tell low post listeners about something really really exciting that's going on your tsp and if you think worthy ultimate nb fan the let me tell you about the all new nb experience at disney springs inside an impressive creation of a modern day basketball arena that's pretty cool you could enjoy third team unique experiences emerged the magic of disney with the throes of bnb bringing every angle of the player experienced the leftist experience gives you one 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hundred hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the v foundation for cancer research and like jimmy v one said will never give up in the fight against cancer the reason that waking up to the news in oklahoma city would have been so confusing as just kinda like how did this happen in why did happen in without that contact the paul george basically said i i really wanna go away in that would make me happy is i don't necessarily you know who knows maybe there'll be more to come out about the relationship between rosslyn mpg who seemed they they like each other even if you like someone it doesn't mean you feel like you're gonna win a title with m m you know we saw that push and pull up be idea of the playoffs and you know russ even if he's shooting poorly which a lot of times especially if he's not going to the basket regrets you know paul george i i could see where that would be frustrating a andy idea that you maybe two years was kind enough to see the writing on the wall a which again makes it so interesting that paul george decided the sign 'em sign a long contract to stay there but but anyway i mean in light of all that it's weird if you had your back against the wall you had to make this deal you're press two for the most part and make sure the paul george doesn't go into next season unhappy stuff doesn't start leaking a you know in organizations kind of prided itself on family and togetherness and closest and all that but like you said in that is the weird part of this is it it it it probably stings a lot if you're a big thunder fan but yeah trade like this where i first of all i looked at will just tweet thought that there was a typo somewhere because of how many picks were involved i didn't even know you could involve that many picks at a trade 'em but when you're talking about that far out i mean so much stuff insane you tend to feel like this'll be fine the clippers because collide paul george there's still young enough i think if they were to a three years older that you'd start to look at this and say that's a lot to give up especially gallon are in jail just as they enter on top of picks and on top of the fact that so many of them are unprotected 'em that you would start to feel really uncomfortable with giving up that much but a no i mean the thunder could absolutely come out of this fine and i feel like depending on what they get you know westbrook isn't there and what they get forum at you know how seamlessly they're able to do that i do think they could make the playoffs with what their current team i mean i think he's a very good player wolcott talked about much because of the context of everything else happening around it but you know it it's also worth considering what you might be able to get from 'cause what is he in the last year of his deal yeah gala ellos expiring yeah so i mean they're they're interesting it's just kind of like you said it's it's players that don't exactly match up with each other in terms of time timeline in terms of what you thought you were gonna be but i kind of feel like once they got knocked out of the first round again by the blazers this time 'em what you thought they were going to be what paul george and russell westbrook with already coming up short and so the idea of switching gears here the irony is you probably would have rather you would definitely rather get rid of russ over paul george the problem is the one westbrook's contractors massive as we said into you know i think you'd probably have fans were both on and sometimes you have to do that anyway but you know i think they're they're only they're only ticket out of cap in tax and topping out at forty seven win hell which is when you're paying two hundred million dollars to win forty seven games and you're losing in the first round is a bad situation there only took it out of that was trading paul george trading russell westbrook on his current contract is not get you rebuild it just gets you out of the contract stephen adams is not get you a rebuilding might get you like a bad first round pick at best and like and okay player at best right trading paul george was the way it would hurt but it was the way to at least you know at least you put yourself in a scenario where okay if we can't find a home russian adams ever makes sense for us we could have an okay team and by trading paul george we've we've given are so's the rebuild the rebuild is coming we have the assets that that begin a rebuild well now because of the leverage that they had they they they hit a paul george trade farther than they could ever imagine they would hit it and you know for the clippers they will spin this correctly as we gave up four picks their five picks and two picks or whatever the hell it is i lost count a lot of picks five picks i think three of their own into miami's into pick swaps seven draft assets plus shea guild doug gender plus a good player on the expiring contract we got two stars for that that's cool like that absolutely happen the thunder can't tell themselves accurately we traded a one star for that all we traded for that was paul george and we've got all of that back and so even if we happened just ride out the russell westbrook contract and the stephen adams contract which is shorter and not as bad like we've you've already got the rebuild were already like we have all these picks already that we could trade we keep we could do like we've already we've already hit it it it just it has a chance to to be a franchise redefining trade for them we just have to see what comes next for the clippers you know we gotta see it to you're winning projection saying we just gotta see how they fill out the roster because it's all they've done on the wing with heartless and even mcgruder will help them and they do need them big bodies what it it needs to be something better than just bringing back to buy so i know everybody loves who by the way the radar good yeah these the sexy under the radar guy but the lakers inexplicably gave away for nothing blah blah he's just like they got they got to the playoffs and he couldn't play they were playing the warriors so maybe that's not fair but i don't i don't envision if it's a zoo bots i you know i love micro as i don't envision and playing twenty minutes a game in a high level playoff series so they've gotta fill out the roster a little bit but it was a deal they had to do and now they get two of the ten best players in the league they're they're actually decently flexible going forward and i think one of the reasons why this is a loss for the lakers and i don't think it's a big loss for the lakers like they held their cap space open for a player that was completely worthy holding your franchise in limbo for prolonged period of time as role players get picked off the board and then get him that's fine but lebron makes so much money on the thirty five percent max that they're not gonna have max cap space in either the next two summers now next summer does matter they're no good free agents that are worth it they're not gonna have max cap space in summer of twenty twenty one when there are free agents that are worth it and that's even if you assume they trade everything everything but lebron in davis an d one other thing that they cannot get off their books which is the lou all dang stretch previously title which sits there through twenty twenty two and honestly they they captured basketball insiders instead of saying five million dollars like a clown face like we're all their salaries she said it should just have a clown phase for lou lou all dang you're paying loving what now for how much like even if you trade coups ma trade everybody you draft trait everybody you sign dumped them all you still don't get max cap space so i you know cats like that unless unless the cap goes up for the unexpected which is always it's always possible so but they have lebron james and anthony davis in in kuwait leonard was worth it i don't know that there was a single other max level free agent that was worth it to wait this long were worth it at all to go world to to not go the role player out quiet leonard is worth tickets at they got quiet leonard lebron james and anthony davis you you and i could get five minutes of the game for that team and then it'd be in for a world of hurt oh exactly but but i think even more to the point of what you're saying you know we feel like it's kind of a a a vicious cycle the way were talking about i i think because of everything you just mentioned how dominant the lakers could have been and will probably would have been if they got co why all the more reason for the clippers even if you know like like we said about how these things can obviously shift in turn over the course of six years how when all these picks kind of a come out i mean the clippers had to do this and i think that that's what's so interesting about this is why i was asking for more time to help the clippers put put something together and why there was so much pressure on the clippers the get this done they were essentially trading for two players by doing this so we could talk about how much they gave up for paul george but you were training essentially co why as well in you were trading the keep co why away from the lakers a team again that plays in the same arena is you in the same city is you 'em that you're gonna have to watch wins probably you know i i i would venture against the lakers would have won at least one championship what that trio and idea of you know guessing that they'd win more than that what that trio is really easy to do now because of what you just said were looking at a situation where the lakers won't really be able to add to their top two guys there's really by the way way by the way they're they're still gonna be really good next year like some of the guys are gonna help them yeah there's some really good now i i don't i my fear with what the lakers have put together first of all and i get it i get how it works 'em with rich paul but contagious caldwellpope 'em you know like it the number that they're bringing back you know from just like looking at a roster said why he's not a bad player but just kind of how much money you learned what the lakers i don't think i think i think i think because of the initials being the same i might start to women's continues caldwell paul i think i might just make that on my in my in my writing those don't casey p look look at this situation because i mean there wasn't much left out there and i totally get it so they they end up with quinn cook you know lebron is lebron and so on some level you don't necessarily feel the need all the time so go out and get a bona fide quaint garden you know someone that has has the ball all the time because that would kind of get mitigated by lebron handling the ball so much anyway look around the getting older 'em the other star player on this roster is a big in so now you know i just kind of look at the fact that they they finally starting to put shooters around the guy they get danny green who you're never gonna argue with putting in agreeing on you're you're a it it feels like they're one like impact wing player and not necessarily just wing player but like ball handler away from from me and then maybe i'm over thinking that because look lebron can handle the ball in play on the post any got davis who can do a lot of different things but you know why the clippers so much more than the lakers right now or at least a little bit more the lakers right now it's just the the versatility that they're gonna have and being able to do that whereas the lakers don't have a whole lot of ball handlers that bill that comfortable with quinn cook you know we're gonna have to see how quinn cook does in that situation i think he's a good enough open shooter a but handling the ball for long periods of time we don't really watch and have to do that with golden state much and then when we did in a playoff situation that didn't really pan out all that well so i dunno i mean i like you said the lakers it could have been worse getting the davis trade locked down in the first place was big and obviously look even better once the warriors kind of had their injuries but it'll all be fascinating i mean i think the claim by and by the way they headed there by the way a lot of downside and anthony davis trade which was which was adequately accurately pointed out the lakers have a lot of downside an end without if they're now the downside of the sunk cost so i don't think you can build your team out of fear that that downside hits right like the third star would have insulated them from lebron gets injured eighty de gets injured they get injured at the same time you're third star you sort of keep your floor going you you keep it florida certain level where you're not gonna be the brooklyn nets the thing with those kind of like those picks are gone if you can't if just optics at that point if you end up coughing up the third pick her the first picker the fifth pick it looks bad but there's nothing you can't build you're team with the goal of that not happening 'cause it's already happened you've already traded the picks but there is real downside an end the pelicans were smart to extend those obligations as far out as possible so that lebron is old indoor retired with some of those picks come to an end so we accurately pointed that out about the lakers now people may be rushed to point that out about the lakers because we were in an environment where the lakers were a complete mess ended a circus in every report coming out with more laughable then the next end the clippers are the opposite the clippers are released their their first of all they have twice as many people in front office is the lakers they're all very smart they've done a great job they've clearly prioritize every they're they're making moves like they were down the other end of the zoo bots move the what they did with rodney mcgruder stealing a four nothing and then agreeing to a contract where they could reduce cap pulled in the same second that they just did like they're clearly two steps ahead they're playing chess the lakers are playing whatever's there tic tac toe whatever's would dumber than checkers but the clippers the clippers face the same like they have an enormous downside now in some of those picks are also way out there and yet wise twenty eight in paul georgia's twenty nine and so they don't have a mid thirties star like lebron james but cool i just got load managed through an entire season paul georgia's suffered a couple of of major injuries juries you know you don't you just don't know you do not know no matter how well you appeared inflate you're team you don't know in between those picks in the miami picks in miami is a team that has much more in the next five years downside then the clippers do even italy westbrook 'em the the smart these odds are not it's possible not maybe not oh if things go right these odds are that the thunder are getting at least one or two good picks now maybe not top five picks but they're not all going to be picks in the twenties things are going to happen in some of those picks are going to turn out to be good picks and you have to feel good about that means it's sam prestige you know lightening strike you know multiple times in the same spot every every decade every few decades whatever you wanna call it i mean if you're gonna talk about a gm that has done well with that you know you can criticize as much as you'd like to house up handout after that but the guy drafted three mvp is narrow so the likelihood that they'll get someone that they can rebuild around totally whether it's the number one pick or whether it is a number twelve to make you feel good about you're odds when you've got that many picks and that many unprotected picks coming in exactly what i said i have me and stuff like that you know i think i i felt like miami and i said this years ago and i remember getting a lot of pushback 'em it's we're we're a beat writer and people come at you and they're like oh you're right about the knicks of course you're gonna criticize the heat like i felt like the heat has kind of been on this a wheel of mediocrity for a long time now where you remember that summer where the tyler johnson a bunch of other guys they're signing per per pretty big money 'em in not you know i guess that was what twenty sixteen because of the first year that the cap really went up the way it did 'em but just looking at that like every time it seems like they're kind of in a bit of trouble they selby be idea on miami you know a stable franchise it's never really really bad but also a destination the players like to be in a man i feel like butler was a you know found appeal in that and so you're gonna get some really good picks here i don't know if there'll be from the clippers at the heat both there how long it'll take but you're gonna get picks and you've got a feel good about the press is gonna be the guy pulling the trigger let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of my life in the dock inside the other nesting dole's has plenty of time to think if could sadly she has no brain however when in a most nesting dole his the kyko not only saves people money but also has been providing great service for over seventy five years she thinks it's obvious you should switch because switching to geico is a no brainer pitchy in a most nesting dolan loss in life if i were the heat i don't think i would trade for russell westbrook even if all i have to give up is you james johnson plus kelly olympic plus something else i don't particularly care about because i'm looking at if we have just had anything reinforced to us it's that if you want to get star free agent you or do you need to have a star on your team you cannot cannot just go in there naked with draft picks and like oh shit goes alexander interesting landry shamet can really shoot in looks like a cartoon character from whatever show he looks like a cartoon character from montrose montrose herald is super intense in like a good player who did obama like that's not gonna get you co why leonard jimmy butler being in the door get you in those conversations in the summer of twenty twentyone when some studs are back into free agency and i think jimmy butler plessey clean slate he's better to go after those free agency jimmy butler plus russell westbrook earning forty five million dollars plus i don't even know how much cap room you have when we if you have ten empty roster spot attached to it attached to those guys i'd rather go with jimmy butler and to max slots than jimmy butler plus russell westbrook and by the way look i don't wanna pylon the guy but a year ago russell westbrook was a major winter in free agency he will be top like he was the head of my winners and losers in free agency because finally a player had signed up to play with russell westbrook that player just demanded a trade in his gone an yeah there is there is just not a lot of evidence there is just not a lot of evidence that playing next to russell westbrook is going to help you're production or is all that fun or that very many superstar players are super interested in doing it for a prolonged period of time morning players have left more players have left then have signed back for paul george signed back and was like you know what were not very good problem that's the problem were not they were not very good these these lakes said i liked deficient in oklahoma like cool like that may have heard the story but 'em this dude is come with me to the clippers he's really really good like icon while living loss angeles collides awesome and i can we make this one happened and and like so i that's the thing where he if in where he ends up is gonna be really interesting and i understand jimmy butler is not the best player on the title team maybe players are dying the play with jimmy butler because as you said he seems to be all about being the number one option neck and tell jimmy butler where jimmy butler is number one option get you would get you the forty two wins out the first round playoff something like that but whatever it's just it's just interesting it's going to be really interesting to see if oklahoma city crosses the rubicon with russ which will hurt them because it means everyone's gone from that team you just mentioned where they and find a home for him can i ask you one thing before i know where probably towards the end of this of course ask toronto toronto 'em because i mean i think the aside from the fact that you know last night were were saying well just treats and were seeing that 'em that basically co why approached not only paul george but you know ramona it says that he approached kevin durant even before that 'em and then you know the part of it is really interesting to me is that it sounds as if a trustee basically talked him aside and said look 'em will will make this work for you guys and will send paul there if you're willing to take on ross's well 'em in you know the idea that the thunder wanted seok come back now i don't know how far along those sorts of conversations got you know it also i don't i don't i don't think it also i don't think far yeah it also becomes move if if co why obviously makes it clear that he wants go to the clippers and if they could make that work and that you know a at the thunder and make it work defending their then it becomes move but i just wonder would you have would you hit the button the bullet they're in a situation like that word you've taken on ross if it meant being able to keep co why 'em just further immediate sort of future andy idea of maybe giving up see operas do something like that i mean hey i haven't yet talk to the principles the bulls i don't know how serious that really was okay be that's a lot of information it taken on the fly all of a sudden you're you're you've gone from me and we just bring you back to this team that we know is really good to weigh the cycle rand paul george and russell westbrook and losing who happening and how much this russ russ earned in a couple of years and like for how many years what's going on i yeah i it it i don't know yet yet how real that was 'em in then you're talking about a team that you know if you have lowery in the soul on a twenty five million dollar player option in baka on twenty i think are twenty two plus all the salaries we just mentioned i mean you're talking about the kind of luxury tax build it almost no team has ever warrior yeah well words in in one 'em and so you know i i don't know how real that what the bottom line with the raptors they knew exactly what they were getting into survey risks almost nothing to get co i leonard on their team i mean what what is demar derozen trade value now san antonio starting canvassing the leak what what did they getting for demar derozen 'em yeah not much and they and they won the championship so they won they won the collide leonard trade forever no one ever gets the state that championship away it doesn't it sucks that he left but it doesn't change anything that happened to their team they traded from a position they should have strengthened dispersed traded from a position of weakness they were unable to create the sort of frenzy of leverage the sam presi created last night or two days ago whenever the hell this is happening i've lost track of time and space 'em end the raptors won the championship that they they win forever they when they collide the legend there forever in messiah jerry struck one of the greatest raids of all time you've been a quiet life now if he stayed then you're talking about they ate a trade that goes on the level of robert parish and kevin mchale for joe perry carolyn in everything else no no you're absolutely right i mean that's the thing i think it's it's so interesting people talk about that they're moving free agency up to right after the finals a you know are are making it before the draft and i feel like even a few weeks removed from the finals 'em how easy it would be yeah i i don't think you and i are necessarily necessarily emotional about the way a lot of fans are but the idea you know this guy did you know obviously was the most integral part of winning the title you know who knows if you make it out of the first or second round without kalina's contributions and i mean that's now will get a chance to see that without him there 'em but you know aside if there's anyone that takes emotion out of a decision or put to the side a were talking about someone they did everything they had to do to bring quiet in the first place which you know in hindsight as we said it wasn't it's a no brainer in hindsight but at the time there were fans there they were very angry which i don't know how those fans those fans were wrong it was it was a no brainer absolutely wrong obvious it was obvious that it was a no brainer at the time it was annapolis no downside to it at all if if johnny rolls out right if that shot rolls out and they lose it doesn't matter it's still still do it ten times out of ten but but like i guess all i'm saying is that in a situation like that i'm not surprised at all like you said we don't know how serious the conversation or but i'm not surprised at all that the messiah wouldn't i i don't even imagine he would even really really consider something that would clogged their cat for as long as something like russell westbrook would particularly when you know i think a year two years from now a especially once lowery is off the books that they're not gonna have a year how loud irish gotta have a lot of hope that that wasn't all that that was the dream they were gonna sell collide with hey look you can win a title this year again make a real run at it all these guys come off and and then you get to make the team as you want you impasse gallon in an ob and maybe we bring van bleed backer whatever and then we have fifty million in spain whatever the number is we have that much in space now it so that was there that was the way the toronto could overcome the fact that these other best players on the team or at least some of them were all gonna be expiring this year and so why can't look at it and say well i know there's a core here of five geyser whatever that i can count on being here and being really good for a while there's just coming in and they'll be but there's also cap space and it didn't work and that's fine now we get the see are the raptors able to trade any of those players kyle lowry on an expiring contract for thirty million dollars minnesota coveted him once before in previous previous regime 'em markets all on the last year of his contract serge ibaka those guys have any trade value that makes it worthwhile for them to do it and no team likes to lose access for nothing so maybe the the value doesn't have to be great maybe just take what you can get in and start spinning things spinning things and just spending things and all of a sudden you know that equation could end really well free i don't know that it will ever end better for a gm they did for sam presi who when you go back and trace it turns serge ibaka into everything they just got from the clippers serge ibaka became so bonus in victor all the depot became paul george became the mother lode they just got serge ibaka who's in nice player in should in no way ever be the building block toward eight eight seventeen draft as shake alexander rebuild it's really incredible or toronto could just say hey look what what were they would alcohol when collide load managed when he manages loads last year they had some really great yeah no i'm in seattle played really well and they won i don't remember what it was was it seventy percent of their games assault like something really good at a memorial on outcome is the most fun outcome is they just take that team for one season victory lap where everyone loves it kyle gets a standing ovation every game they win forty nine games or whatever they win maybe they won their first round series who knows 'cause that's a smart competitive kind of deep team like that's the most fun outcome by i don't know if we'll see that but that's like that's not a crazy crazy outcome and you can't be like you said you can't be mad at any of it i mean i i once they got to the finals that shot rolling in them coming back against the bucks 'em so you know to win four in a row after going down to oh i i know i've said this before they even made it all the idol if this is all you get just experience of it and watching a player play at that level where he's being talked about the same sentences michael jordan and lebron and his great playoff runs we've seen you have to leave without an end you you have to understand that you know even if it doesn't work out the you know the you wouldn't have gotten this production out of demar 'em and then you actually win the title i mean at that point it's it's weird you know they're gonna be some emotional fans and and people connected to that team that are disappointed but you wanna title something that you'd never done before collide got you there 'em and so now you know if you have to let the dust settle a little bit and 'em and watch the team not play with him then so be it but it's still should be a competitive team i you know i think they're probably be a middle of the pack you know maybe maybe at best a four seed in the east i would probably take a matt 'em depending on how other teams do in terms of health and whether the raptors stay healthy but 'em but there's nothing wrong with that and like you said the i in a lot of cases i would trust messiah would cap flexibility around seok come in whatever they end up getting you know bringing from from that team then i would with westbrook who you don't again we don't know if he could just kind of take his foot off the pedal and be i mean in that case like a third guy because i would kind of want him to take a step back behind y'all come 'em well i guess they wouldn't have been there they made a good luck with that go back and say you don't know what it works you don't know that he and co why would work together a you know we don't know how much paul george would have enjoyed playing with with ross anymore whether it was in oklahoma city of toronto so i i dunno i i think i trust messiah more with kind of a a blank canvas with maybe a star or decent player to then i would with the situation where he's handcuffed and stuff goes sour and then he's gotta fix it with the asset then he can't he rarely does messiah have half that you can't trade 'em we've seen a trade rudy gay we've seen in trade i covered the knicks traded mariani they're like you don't wanna hand cup of know where he's just got a fifty million dollar nearly fifty million dollar contractor a single year like don't put him in a box like that i think it's smart and not that move i'm glad you mentioned the knicks because they're two teams that we did not mention about russell westbrook the first is minnesota and you will hear a lot of would they do weekends for westbrook and i don't think they would would end the second one you'll hear a lot is new york end god help me if the knicks acquire russell westbrook just got i i don't know i don't know what i will do after all of this talk about okay we struck our patient this night we traded porzingas you don't wanna be here organization brewer doing this the right way i i have gotten asked by nick fan friends ten times already in the last twenty four hours all my god are we gonna get russell beginning at rest i just it will not make any sense anyway i mean it would be it would be the the bulls it'd be much worse version but it would be the bulls essentially saying we're gonna just build around argue and we're gonna start over and we're gonna rebuild and we're gonna go young and then you bring in rondo and wait for like a season that makes sense except two or three times worse because of the length of the contract and how much money would be on it but i i would never rule it out but i i kind of trust their front office enough not to do that 'em but i i dunno it's always kind of a question of how thirsty are they first star in that moment that i don't think they do i don't think they would but they could always prove me wrong but i will i will now is the risk of trading porzingas exactly what i just talked about about how you can't recruit free agents stars unless you have one and they drafted one and that's why tanking are trying to draft i will always be profitable because it's a it's a chance they get star number one without convincing star number one become you just get the pelham you're working here now and you're on a team 'em in an argument was well if we have to you know two or three max slots and get two guys to come together and yet that's possible they didn't do that though it's easier when you have one in the door anyway chris herring rita's stuff at five thirty eight it's time to take a nap it's time for me to take a nap i am so

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REShow: BJ Armstrong. Hour 1 (06-11-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

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REShow: BJ Armstrong. Hour 1 (06-11-19)

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But I just want to let you know how he Roseman the manages signed Carson Wentz to one of the richest contracts and NFL history. He's going to join us on this show and Gary Vader, Chuck is going to be here as well. He's going to call in from New York City, the entrepreneur, the angel investor one of the most successful investors and idea men of, of his generation, he's got an a new thing on the brain. And he wants to tell us about it and talk about it. That's going to be coming up in our number three, be sure to, to stay tuned for Gary Veon on that subject. That's coming up here on this show, the NBA finals game five two thousand nine hundred NBA finals game five was one of the most fascinating interesting. Emotional nights I've ever seen in the NBA, and as many of you have seen potentially on Twitter today and the sportscenter tweeting out the Jordan flew game. I've been I've been around a while twenty two years ago. Ray hair, rich. Thank you, sir. Preciado that you're talking about today, right? Yes. Okay. This is my summer here. The so. Last night was a top five for me in terms of exhilarating important iconic classic NBA final games. Why I think we all know but I'll run through it. Anytime there's an elimination game on the line. It's crucial anytime. There's an elimination game on the line for a team that's won back to back championships. That's a rarity. Back to back championships, any three one whole anytime the team that can knock them out is a team that's trying to win one front entire nation as the Toronto Raptors are trying to do for Canada and the person whose face forward for them is somebody who's playing at the top of his game, one of the greatest postseasons we've ever seen in Kuwait, Leonard who could potentially walk away from this team. And the country. In a couple of weeks from now for a July first free agency, period. That's going to open up. He could walk away. Could leave a championship at their door. That was all on the line last night. And then Kevin Durant steps back onto court, one of the greatest players of his generation, and you could say of all time back from a calf injury that he suffered on may eighth. May eighth here. It was. June. Tenth. And now he's back and we're seeing him dancing in the hallway beforehand, and he's looking good. The team is all fired up to half him back, and then he rattles in his first three pointer, and then he thinks his next three pointer, and he's running the floor. He's running the point. He's doing all Durant things. That we were. Hoping we would see it was materializing eleven first quarter points curry had fourteen because guess what he doesn't have to do everything. He's not bringing the ball up. He's not running the offense Durant's the one who's doing all this stuff. And then Durant is even playing in the second quarter and he tries to make a one on one maneuver to get to the basket from the three point line and his achilles pops, you could watch the muscle reverberate within his calf. He goes down. He holds his achilles and down. He goes, and at that point in time all emotions are flowing from just deep disappointment for him for the series for the sport. And yes, even for the people of Toronto those who were cheering on the spot. And I will say this about that. It was ugly. It was unfortunate. But if you're going to be the one throwing that stone you have to think that your fan base. Wouldn't act the same way I don't I wouldn't. But I can't sit here and say a team that I'm rooting for that fan base watches that living in that moment somebody in that stands or liquor up or not even just sober into the event, wouldn't do that. It's terrible. It's unfortunate. I'm not going to paint the entire Toronto fan base with one broad brush, but for those who did cheer in that very moment. It's very difficult to excuse you, there's an awful moment. I sat there I was crestfallen. I was broken hearted not only for Durant. But for the warriors, and that's amazing out on that spot, a team that's won back to back championships. For whom we're talking about an NBA a league of fan base, no matter who you rooting for warriors for Teague now. Suddenly, they are. A team with a Cinderella type quality to it and they've got to trophies from the last two seasons in the case. And another thing that, that cheering in my mind, brought to the fore. Everybody cheering that knows how important Durant is to this team. Yom returning to that old saw that we've been hearing for the last six weeks. The warriors don't need Durant. Durant? Is somebody. That is just an icing on the cake of he's real. Let them walk July. First all they don't need them. Anyway. What a bunch of crap, I've said that every single day and last night, totally proved it in the fan base cheering him going down knowing in the moment, what that would mean for the entire series and for the championship hopes of the warriors, and for the raptors everybody knew in the moment, what that meant. And it was a trash moment for so many fans were cheering the injury of a human being. But everybody also the subtext of it. We all know what that means for the for the series except for the fact that the warriors are now to ano in games in which Durant. Went down with what we thought was an achilles injury at the time just like the last time. And we were all wondering how they could persevere without him, and that they themselves as human beings watching their teammate who came back to play with them to win with them to win for them putting his body on the line. And yes, even a big fat pay day on July first on the line, that guy going down limping off the floor, everybody probably knowing on the moment as he grabs his achilles that this was more than just a calf injury. Human beings watching their soulmate potentially go off the court and I know what everybody thinks Durant's relationship with the team is in teams relationship is with the ramp, but we're all just reading into Twitter feeds on that. How that team found their reserve? Kept the lead. Boogie cousins coming off the bench after it looked like he would be nailed to it for the rest of game five doing what he did. And then having the lead taken away by a red hot collide Leonard in the fourth quarter with five minutes to go taking the lead for the first time in the game. Because coli went on a personal ten all-run that guy. Who as we all know an injury. Can significantly affect us series when he went down? And he landed on Zaazaa Pachulia 's foot or Pachulia stuck his arm under his landing area, a couple of moons ago when he was on the Spurs. He went out. That guy coming in, in a series in a game for country and for a franchise that's been waiting for it, and giving the lead to them on a personal ten all run place, going crazy. Three minutes to go in the game. It looks like this is it for Toronto. Not only. Do they take the lead for the first time of the game? They took to possession, Louis six point lead. And then their coach goals for timeout. He stops the momentum Kawais got the ball right around half court time out on the floor, and I'm thinking to myself, did the warriors just call their last time out, because if they did wanted incur use it during that ten run a stop it. Oh my God. The Toronto Raptors Nick nurses, the one who called a time out. He said he did it because under three minutes to go. You lose a couple of timeouts if you haven't already used it just because the league doesn't want the last three minutes of a game to last as long as a college basketball games last three minutes does. So just instead of losing the time outs instead of just flushing them down the toilet into the. Yes. Into the abyss the into into just what, what, what one think was just a momentum is it's going on. He stops. And then guest who comes back the king that was being shot up. And the raptors missed and they kept missing and clay didn't Klay. Didn't. Also. Curry didn't. And guess who didn't even score point the rest of the game co I Leonard how the heck did that happen because they are the Golden State Warriors. They have back to back championships. In the case they have three in the case they have in on believable reserve when you think it is out. They play defense to get the ball out of Kawais hands. And it looked to me, by the way, everyone says that Larry shot was way off it in the side of the backboard, I've seen some still photographs looked like Draymond got a piece of that, didn't he, I think, so. I think Draymond got a piece of that thank so they're rotating, they're playing defense, and they walk out what the win. They're heading down. The back home oracle is not closed and they do get that game six and the raptors entering the final three minutes of a game this season. Entering Monday with a six point lead, sixty five and oh best record in league. It's their first loss under those circumstances, couldn't close out the warriors and now the warriors go home. And try to prevent oracle from closing out. And now all of a sudden, the team that didn't need him the team that didn't apparently want him the team that absolutely was going to lose him. Is now in a position to win for him. Go figure that sportsman. And the player that supposedly didn't need them supposedly didn't want them. Now has it general manager crying over him? An eight to tell you Knicks fans. One side is a GM crying forum, the other side, you think he's walking to has an owner who jails his greatest players of all time overnight because they have the temerity to show up in his building. Easy, I'm serious man easy. This is coming. This is coming but we're this is coming July. First is coming that winter is approaching. And we're still stuck in. We're still waiting for the MRI that we're all swimming is gonna come back during the next three hours of this program that's going to reveal a torn achilles. And then the whole concept of what does this mean for Durant moving forward, where eventually going to land on that my prediction is we're gonna Venturi land on that tomorrow when we're in between games of the NBA finals because there's still so much unpacked from last night. And help us unpack that BJ Armstrong, three time NBA champion is here. He's going to join us in a couple of minutes, and then hoops hall of Famer Mitch Richmond, who is here with Michael Irvin, when he sat in for me for a couple of days and the first week of may. He's back here. I get I get a little Mitch Richmond, time I self. Because there is so much to unpack from last night. From should Durant have played now that he's hurt. What does that mean for the team? Do they now win for him? Is there a rallying cry? Let's rally around Kevin isn't that amazing? It's amazing. And by the way, the way that they reacted to all this the way they reacted to his return the bounce that they had in their step in the first quarter last night, the defining the deflation, we saw and the anger that they flashed clearly at the fans and kudos to the raptors who in the real time were basically quieting the fans to say, get a grip get a grip Toronto fans. That's an all time great. That's grabbing his achilles right there. Okay. To be angered that they flashed to the gumption that they showed. To the advantage that they took when the opposing coach decided to call time out because he didn't wanna lose them. Again, that's a twenty twenty hindsight call. A twenty twenty hindsight call. I will say this that if the raptors lose the next two. That will be on the wall. Next to JR Smith. Not no one. How? What the score was. He knew what the score was in terms of how many timeouts left with Nick nurse in this may be unfair to say. But if they lose the next two games that is going to be the moment. They point to that'll be the moment that everyone points to in the in the Cavs come back from three one down the self inflicted mistake that Draymond green did by kicking LeBron and the family jewels kicking LeBron. And the King James that changed the series sure did. Right. So this time out a lot of people are going to be pointing to that. I think so fair, the fair accusation. What's the poll question over there? Chris, let's break it down who wins the NBA finals. We got two games left warriors, raptors who you got. IB jam strong quite a day for you to be here. Yes, it is what a night last night what a night last night, and we'll discuss it with three time NBA champion BJ Armstrong now with the Wasserman group is the VP. We got a couple of VP's on the show. The managing executive the Wasserman media group in BG Armstrong when we come back, the VP of football operations of the Philadelphia Eagles is going to be our first guest of our number to hire Roseman Mitch Richmond. And Gary Vader, Chuck, and you eight four four two zero four rich number two dollar here on this busy after game five classic game edition of the rich Eisen show. Everybody's got a to do list drop off, the dry, cleaning pick-up some milk. Here's an idea. Let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to that list. 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You have c an every other major sports. New members get one hundred percent bonus match using promo code d r one, a one that's double your money to start winning today. Once again, go to bet the aside and use promo code d r one a one this is a limited time. One hundred percent bonus offer. It's only a game until you bet it at bet DS I. Gonzala takes a handoff. Grandma curry curry takes three. It's up at God much faster. Avon Klay Thompson public fly by three ball. This gave is absolutely insane. Six seconds with five seconds letter Whiteside stops, these families Bentley, what triple the corner Lau with my game. Tolbert keep a lights out at oracle seats up that all parts. Got one more dance. Tim Royal the warriors radio network. What a came was while unbelievable headline, Kevin Durant going in New York. Right. Is that is that the oh, wait a minute. That is the way this headline. And then you wanna finish the headline. Yeah. He's going to New York for Dr valuations on his injured. Right achilles. There you go. Joining me here on the rich Eisen show. Three time NBA champion now an agent with the warrant Wasserman media group, the executive vice president and managing executive on behalf of Casey for his media group. Good to see you B J Armstrong, Fritz great to see you, aren't let's get right into this. You heard what I had to say in the first segment of the show, then you sit down and you. What's the word for it? You were surprised to hear that. Maybe people are criticizing Nick nurse for taking that time out with three minutes to go. And then everything changed from there on out. Why, why do you profess a little bit of surprise on that front PJ? Well, you know, when you watch how the game was being played last night, you know they were clawing in fighting to get back in the game. They were down ten Levin points in a significant part of this game. And this wasn't a game where it was going back and forth. See someone who was exchanging. Within the game. So for them they had to expend a lot of effort and energy just to get back in the game. Right. You have a twelve to fifteen point swing. During that time from there down ten eleven they go up, what six they go up six just so that's a sixteen seventeen points. Swing. And I thought at that time because of the energy that was that they had to expend to get back in the game that it was a great time out. 'cause you give you give your players an opportunity to regroup kind of get them back into the focus of let's close this game. We haven't it wasn't a game where they had control of the game all game. That was the first part recall that was their first lead during the course of the game. And if you're going to win a game at that states defensively, you have to get a stop. Right off incivility, the only thing that I saw there really bothered me during the course of that, that run there was cow Lori drives to the basket and didn't get a shot up at a critical moment of the game. Even gets block just get a shot up. He throws it out to I think it was Marcus. Oh, it's a turnover that to me was more critical than the time out because you always want to get a shot, if you get up a shot, you might get an offensive rebound. You might get a tip in or more importantly, you might get it and you can start the shot clock over. So I thought at that time was a good time out give his team an opportunity to say you know what we have to get a good shot up every time down and defensively. We have to get a stop which they never got to stop at the warning moments of the game. But what about the idea that Kerr? Your former teammate he had his back against the wall. The reason why Kawai went off on that ten oh, personal run and did take the lead. And you know, I it, it it, it caused courtesy take a couple of timeouts in it leaving him with only one time out left. He could not stop that run towards the end of it because he's not. Going to use his last time out with three minutes to go instead Nick nurse because he didn't want to lose a couple, you didn't want to lose the time out that he was going to lose if he didn't call it because they were going to be under three minutes. He's the one who stopped he's the one who gave the warriors also a chance to regroup and get a blow here. And we also what happened after that. Yeah. Well, you have to you have to stop the other team, and to me, the heart and soul of both teams is their ability to get a stop. You know you can score as many points as you want. It wasn't a lot of point score last night, if you compare them to the, the four previous games, but defensively you have to have your guys in sync to get a stop at that stage of the game. And the warriors were able to score. And that to me was the deciding factor of the game. It wasn't about what I was doing offensively. You know that last possession for the Toronto Raptors to me was a that was a that was a great defensive sequence. Because you looked at the warriors. The warriors did they guard Kawai with three players. They had Klay on them. Then they bring Andre dollar at a very unique angle doesn't on is guarding three people. On the other side. You know, he's, he's guarding vanfleet. He's guarding Marcus. Oh in gets out and recovers. He even block the shot on Lowery. I lower. So you know that they what they were doing. They say we have to get a stop in order to win this game. And I think the rafters were doing the same we can focus in on the offense of in. But defensively look if you haven't chance to win at a championship level. You have to stop the other team at some point, and they weren't able to do. And when I say the Toronto Raptors weren't able to do it, they just needed one stop. That's all they needed was one stop last night. They win the game but overall you know they had a chance to win it. If you'd say, hey, we got a chance to win it with one shot at the end, I'm going to take those chances in last night. They didn't make that shot. So here we are going to game six EJ Armstrong here on the rich Eisen show. Do you think Durant should have played last night? I have such mixed emotions. But the, the answer is no. You know, I've I've dealt with this many times as a as an agent. I dealt with it as a player myself. I've had six surgeries playing, and if I could tell my if I could go back in time until my younger self, I probably wouldn't have played because there was there's two sides to every every. Athlete. You know there's the player that wants to play. That's, that's a warrior wants to go out there. And then there's the person and looking back on. You know, I had like four or five surgeries where I know I probably shouldn't have come back to play looking back on now is a fifty fifty one year old man. But back, then I wanted to play I wanted to be part of the team, Kevin Durant. You know, I wish and I'm sure he did. I'm praying sure he reach could have reached out to former players or people who've been in a situation. My answer Tim. No, he shouldn't have played. There's too much at risk in what I mean by too much risk is this young man, I knew I wanted to get out there and be in a place where we all dream a plan. We wanna play in the NBA finals. We wanna play for championship. But you have to respect the game itself. And the game is you don't just take a month off, and then come back and play in the finals, right? There's no way for you to get your conditioning. There's no way to get the reaction but more importantly like your body. That's why we have a month of training camp to get ready. For the season, you just don't take a month off, and especially when it's a lower extremity injury. And then all of a sudden come out there and be ready to play at the level that that game was being played at. But again that was his call. And you know I had a player that I represented that I represent currently still is a dear grows. And those were some of the most difficult conversations that I've had because you're dealing with human nature, the part the de ROS character wanted to play, but dared roles I had to talk to bear Grylls because dared roles is the person that has to live with this decision for the rest of his life. And that's always tough because the player sometime is the most dominant of the personalities. And I just felt awful for Kevin Durant because you knew in his heart of heart that he wanted to play. He wanted to contribute. He wanted to be there, but at the same time the respect that you have to give this game and these athletes in what's. You have to really prepare yourself for that moment is, you know, sometime, you just have to say you know what I wanna do it. But the body won't allow me to do it at that time. Well, you say again, B J Armstrong here on the show, you say you watch every game twice. Yes, he said, okay. So then the first time you watch the game live. We think in after the eleven point first quarter seeing the boys get a clear jolt looking like a totally different team. And a must have game where you sitting there thinking he still shouldn't be playing right now. Well. When I saw how he was running up and down the court. I didn't like it. I didn't like his gate. I didn't like how he was extending. And I saw him moving gingerly as he was going up to court. He wasn't exploding up the court, he was just kind of taking his time he was walking into he shot. He made them got the results he was looking for. But I look at things players ability to react like the one play I think he got knocked down on a defense. I think has very first file like he just didn't react to the play. And to me, that's a defensively is where you are the slowest to recover because it requires you to react offensively. I know what I'm going to do. I know if the ball is going to swing. Swing I can step into an issue. But defensively he didn't really react now he got up he popped up. He took the the, you know, the physicality took the blow. But I just didn't like how he was movie. I didn't like his gate as he was exploding up to floor me. He's a he is like a beautiful athlete. Meaning he run. Runs. He extends he covers ground. He was if you just watched like the first minute or two of the game he was he was walking gingerly, and I just didn't like that. When I saw the first couple minutes or so of the game. So then keep your agent hat on for second BJ. What's, what's rich climb and his agent thinking today? Do you think well, I think you have to think about the person, right? You know, at this point of the game right now you can't cry. Or or, or you know worry about what happened, you have to deal with the situation because you have a young man right now. The has to deal with the decision. Whatever happens. You know, I don't know if it's been annouce. No, he's, he's going to New York to get an opinion on it, Chris. Is that what you're saying? It's going to New York to get evaluate which means the MRI must have come back with I guess we shouldn't sit here. Yeah. Web MD or trying speculate here. I don't wanna break a hip law, either, you know, but I mean so, so I I'm in all in all seriousness, though. I mean. Mean July one is sitting there. Right. And, and I'm just again, I'm wondering do you go to the, the front office? I mean 'cause obviously what you're saying last night from what you saw Kurt how to see it to assistance who know the game Bob Myra the general manager who, who was very emotional. You know, do we have that sound bite? Do we have that? If you don't mind here. This is a portion of what Bob had to say last night, the gentleman's of the warriors. Kevin headed. It's it's an achilles injury. I don't know. The extent of it. He'll have an MRI tomorrow. Prior to coming back. He went through four weeks, medical team. Who's thorough and it was experts and multiple hammer is and multiple doctors. And we felt good about the process. He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don't believe there's anybody to blame. But I understand this world. And if you have to. You can blame me I run our best operations department. I mean you must deal you've dealt with him before obviously represents Jim javale McGee, you had Draymond in your in your arsenal for quite some time, would you make of that? I feel for Bob. And because that's a tough situation. You're dealing with players who wanna play. You're dealing with. The ramifications of everyone knows how important this is everyone's caught it in the moment. But at the same time, you know, you have to deal with the person in knowing of you know what he's talking about. It's Kevin Durant, the person right there and yeah, he's a great player. Yes. He helps us win games. Yes, he's one of the all time greats. But in the end you feel for person because, you know what that, what that means to him, basketball means something to Kevin Durant? And you saw the emotions of things we can't see as fans in and as an agent. I see that all the time. I don't worry about the player these players are wonderfully, gifted, they're talented, but the people and I can only imagine. What that must have been like for Bob and rich climb in his family. And for him of what that must have been. What's that, that situation must have been like in that moment after the game? But you know what you have to move on. Hopefully hopefully he will get the support because the warriors are terrific organization. They will give him the emotional support the mental support that he needs. I was physically he'll be able to rehab, but that's a tough one. And I'm and Bob, I was just tough that's tough to come out for anyone that you really, you know, these guys are with each other, you know, practically all day to see one of your brothers go down in that fashion when, you know, he's trying to give everything he can for the good of the whole was a tough call for was a cuff, call for him in the organization last night, J Armstrong here on the rich Eisen show and again, the, the Durant of it all, and, and his legacy and his free agency and. All that stuff. We can place to the side for moment. I personally think that that's going to be the subject of conversation starting tomorrow as we're waiting frame, six to show up on Thursday night. But all that said when game sick when it's. The raptors were killing the warriors on a pick and roll just absolutely with the switches, and the, the, the number of times at boogie cousins would find himself on the island at the top of the three point Arkan sometimes dream on would be up there, too. I mean, the raptors were torture them on that front. Do you think that when it's all said and done and the emotions of game five calms down having seen the game now twice that the raptors have the warriors, potentially on the ropes still yes, the raptors have them on the ropes because of now you just have able bodies, you know, you need bodies to go out there and play. You know, I boogie found himself on the offensive end he you know, he scored some points and he really did some things he did some things well out there on the offensive in defensively, though. Steve Kerr and his staff. They're very concerned about him because every time he's on the floor. They attack him. They attack him. And that's a problem. And you saw Steve Kerr go away from boogie last night. I mean he went to bogut early, then he went to Kvant looney. And he started Draymond at the center position, but out of necessity, they had to go to bookie, and give bookie credit as a professional he responded under duress in a hostile environment. So I give him credit for being ready being engaged, but that's going to be a problem for them. Is what are they gonna do defensively when boogie is on the floor because the rafters are going to attack them and put them in every defensive sequence in the screening role, and then I'll Conversely, I, I know dollar made the big shot a game to yes, he couldn't. He couldn't make a shot offensively last night in Kerr had to remove ham essentially towards the end of the game on the offensive. End. But when it came time to wrap things up on the defensive end he was remarkable again. So that seemed to be an issue for. It's amazing how they got out of the winless, it wasn't mazing. But I last time I was here, which, you know, Nick nurse went to zone one. One. Yes. Last night, he went to a diamond in two for one physician, and I was like. This is this is great. So, you know, he's give him credit. He's trying and they're doing things on the defensive end. Now, now that they know Kevin Durant is not gonna play. I think defensively they will come out with a plan, knowing what they have to do, because Kevin Durant presence on the floor changed everything for them. It chains how they were defending they put Coa linear initially on Kevin Durant change their spacing changed their rotation. And I think the warriors benefited from that and we'll see how they responded game six it'll be very emotional. It'd be a great game. I'm sure you. And I will both be glued to our television watching watch twice like you. But I, I gotta I gotta watch C with these guys are doing so what it was. It was a great game was that epic game last night. And you know, but I just in the end, it was a bittersweet moment because you feel for Kevin Durant. And hopefully in, you know, known that our prayers will be with them and he'll fight through this, and, you know, the. On spoken. Word and the just the the emotions of a game and how that can potentially carry over. It's tough to not sit here and think on again you, I know you said Nick nurse understands his team better than I would sitting here. And I know you're saying that the amount of energy that was expanded to just get that six point lead with significant enough, right that he felt the need to call a time out. It's just tough to sit here and not think that, that was their last best shot, potentially to win this whole thing. I understand that they're healthier. And they understand that they're, they're not a team. It's going to fold that they have a certain mental fortitude, that is significant and they take it from number two, and they all soak it in and they're co I lead team. It just feels that way to me. Right. Yes. And no. But I will say this. You know, I you gotta respect the warriors are not going to go down without a fight. I they've proven lured right? You got to knock them out. Yeah. Okay. You're going to have to knock them out. In the end, the warriors may such a commitment to Leonard the word like it wasn't like the rafters came back Leonard had a ten old run that it was basically one versus five. He's why was like it was it was like one of those moments like is one of those while you're just watching this young man, basically pick his moment, which was perfect timing to pick his moment, where he was going to elevate his game to an entirely different level that no one else on the floor. Could play it. And he had like a stretch there. You just like it was coli versus the warriors and quiet was winning that game. And the warriors made a commitment to not only guard him with Klay Thompson. Andre was going to come in double and Draymond green was like the third defender. So clearly they are aware of how magnificent of a player. Kawhi Leonard is. And it's. Important that you all the other players say because I was one of those guys you're it's, it's only normal for them to only watch a Michael Jordan, like I had to catch myself times from time to time saying, oh, I gotta play because Michael Jordan's is doing things all by himself. So it could have been in coach nurse. Coat of San look guys. We have to get engaged the other four guys to figuring out what we need to do and authencity to get themselves organized, because Kawai it was going on a run all by himself, which was like, was it was an incredible to watch last night. So then ask you a poll question. It'd be Jan Armstrong as we send him out into the Los Angeles day, sir. What do you got over there? Chris ask him who ends the championship BJ, warriors raptors rafters are going to win this, I just think because they have the bodies and they have the youth. I think they just have more healthy bodies. But I I will say this game seven can be anybody's game game seven I think the. Emotion will carry here in in game six. I think that's going to be a tough game for the raptors to win, but there are certainly a very capable team because defensively they will give the effort necessary, but I I'm going to say the rafters, I'm gonna say the raptors and seven I think this I think this goes seven and it's anybody's game. But I think. With the energy that's needed to do with the warriors need to do. I just don't know if they have enough bodies to do it. I mean, that's you're asking these guys to play forty plus minutes for the next three games and play almost mistake, free basketball, which I think is very difficult, but it's certainly shaping up to be December. And I know it's going to be a great game Thursay in oracle and we'll see what happens. You know, Khuda thought it before the NBA finals. If I told you that to avoid the crap shoot of a seventh game at home. The raptors would have to win a third straight at oracle. It's crazy. I mean this whole series has been absolutely nuts. Thanks for coming on beach. Thank you. Really appreciate its BJ Armstrong, right here when we come back, this is the twenty second anniversary of the flu game. Flu game were gone by that point. I was going gone by that point out twenty and the highlight of Stuart Scott doing made the rounds today. I got a good story on that front before how he Roseman and Mitch Richmond, joins us in studio. That's coming up next on the rich is. Don show. Podcast. One sports net. Is your home for the best NBA finals post game coverage as the Toronto Raptors Duke it out with the Golden State Warriors, choas? Listen, I'm going to be able to a cookie when he's opposed to some spoke to you. Okay. With dan? Patrick rich Eisen. The big podcast was shack real GM, and so many more only apple podcasts and cast one. Stay tuned for sixty seconds of eighteen news headlines, right after this podcast. Gary vein. Chuck is going to be joining us in our number three, the angel investor the entrepreneur, the bestselling author, the man about town. He's got a new thing that he's into any thinks that is going to be the hottest thing. And he'll be joining us in our number three to clueless in on all that. Mitch Richmond is chatting with BJ Armstrong and our green room right now. There's a summit, an Armstrong Richmond summit, but love that on how he rose to the eagles is gonna join us in a second quickly, our poll question brought to you by man versus food on cookie channel. What's the update at the end of the first hour here? Chris hear what BJ said who wins the NBA finals guys? Now it's three to raptors going back to Golden State sixty nine percent. Nice pick the raptor. Okay. Keep an eye on all of that throughout the next couple of hours. Woke up this morning and my Twitter feed was filled with people talking about my hair, and I'm wondering, okay, what highlight was on ESPN last night at Pell, put me in the vault. No sportscenter tweeted out a video of Stuart Scott, my buddy. What may he rest in peace calling twenty two years ago? Tonight. The highlight of the Michael Jordan flew game against the jazz, the NBA finals. And so the go seek it out. It's great just hearing stews voice again. And just seeing the way that sportscenter used to be with no music under the highlights and the Senate. And then the show open the music and it leads to Stewart saying. Hello. And then me, adding my two cents. And then Stewart going on a thirty five second long highlight open elite in that doesn't have anymore. If this happened now abuse be, here's the highlight you just saw out on, on ABC and, you know, and then split screen and this other thing unless it's van. Pelt show. Van pelt, does it like the old days? But any rate couple of things one. Yes, we're wearing the same color sued. Yes, we'd never we would never say, what are you wearing tonight? We would just show up. And we'd see each other. And if we're wearing the same thing we would just roll our eyes on occasion. We would just say to each other, or you're gonna change you should change. And we'd like no I mean, this is the war something dark last night. I'm going light but we were in the same town suit. It literally looks like we're security, and, and so we would, so we're just screw it. We just showed up on the set where we're in the same thing. Let's go. Yeah. Also, there was no way on this green earth. I would ever have that highlight assigned to me. Where Michael Jordan Jordan, Mr. North Carolina in a big NBA finals game with a classic performance. There's no way on this green earth. Something where Stewart isn't right now would have to freeze over. For me to get that highlight. And I knew it and I knew it. I knew it when we used to be back in the day, we would get to do. We do the rundown. We'd do we'd get to work, and we'd open up the, the rundown on the computer. That's already been put in there by the, by the producer. And sometimes, we'd watch him, enter it. I just knew it wasn't even close that Stewart was going to get that highlight that night in the same way that whenever there's a big Yankee game where there's a big Michigan game I would get it. Sure. But sometimes they'd switch it up. And we would we would, we would talk trade, you know, like in the same way that somebody shows up on a team and once the uniform number, we talked trade, I know this belongs to you. But how about I get this or whatever like on occasion? I, I knew was even that not every remember it is like it was this morning. It wasn't even a question. I couldn't even go up to him and say, hey man, you know. What do you think should you? You do that. You'll do the lead and you'll start the show tonight with that. It was not. On this screener that Stewart wouldn't get to do that, that night, and you could see on the highlight, I basically say, three words, that's it. And I have the look of a man knowing that I'm leading off the show that the three words that I'm saying to get to Stewart's highlight would be the last words, I would say for the next ten minutes. But what a night when he dropped the lyrics in a night mazing our to how he rose to the eagles and Mitch Richmond in studio. 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"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 vast 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 Jason Smith, and rob Parker. Greetings, welcome inside one day left till the NBA trade deadline Jason Smith from the Jason Smith show with my car and her nights here on Fox Sports radio. Rob Parker part of the odd. Couple with Chris Broussard, texting with Chris every five seconds. For NBA drama refresh. Refresh. Hey, you know, that's the button. Good morning. Jason how you doing bud? I better than LeBron. I'll tell you that was pretty ugly. Can you imagine? You gotta go sixteen years into your NBA career before you have your worst loss ever. That's usually like early on your rookie season. Or you know, what I mean one of those? But this late they were nyah late at the Lakers by the Pacers last night. We have big news in the NBA, the clippers and Sixers make a big trade. We'll get to coming up later on this hour the latest on Anthony Davis will he wind up being a Laker. We got that in a few minutes, but we're going to start with what happened a night ago in Indiana. The Lakers don't just lose to the Pacers. Lebron suffers as rob said his worst loss of his NBA career. They lose the Pacers by forty two points. We do it in unison one. Well, 'cause Mathis Keno, but I you know, you. But it was it's forty two points. I remember those are the patients without all the depot and LeBron play. No, Rick Smits either. Ridiculous. Mark jackson. No, Reggie mellow. They still are able to win this game. Like this. Unbelievable one thirty six ninety four and there's a couple of moments to take away this before we get into just where things are at. And how bad things are the Lakers at this moment in time is number one last night during the game with all the drama swirling around the Lakers, and the latest trade offer that they put out to the pelicans, which includes all their great young players, including Brandon Ingram draft picks. The Lakers are waiting for the pelicans answer back. The Lakers say yesterday, we're not going to give them another offer bidding against ourselves. Everybody knows what's happening. So in Brandon Ingram went to the free throw line last night. The Pacers crowd had a little bit of fun. Sixteen points last year in year, two is at seventeen point to this last five the average sixteen points last year in year, two is at seven ten twenty to his last five. Lawn to the trades. You hear over and over again to modest last night. I think that one's gonna trae sixteen points last year in year two is at seventeen will be to his last five on love that I absolutely loved that. I mean pacer fans were on their game last night. They're up to date. They know what's going on. And then what was the other chant? There was another chant. You're not worthy. Who was it? The the the Senate from Golden State. They for boogie cousins. No, oh, you tell me geek melt devel- McGee you hear that as well. There's another chant way says something right is in the oh. And last night. Yeah. Let's say like you're not worthy. Like, you're not good enough to be that one. I didn't see I don't know. I like I like this one Justin. Did you hear that one? Yeah. I sure did. I thought you turn the game off in the third quarter. Listen to it this morning. Yeah. Whole ride here. Yeah. I mean, it was unbelievable. Like they will on their game last night the fans, and I don't blame them because I I agree with you. I think the Lakers have been played by the pelicans. They had no intentions of trading. And they just said we're going to show people how desperate the Lakers. Also, what what what do you got what we want more what? Yeah. And with with sire to train, and they everything they ask for the Lakers said, okay. Just presented it to at the game. The brawn James didn't play because he didn't play Hollis when they played not worth rating four jets that why didn't catch that. That's that's what he go. I didn't catch the gay. Well, one thing at least Ingram made the free throw. You know? The bronze good trader, otherwise they would have lost by forty three. The the other part the other part of this is that obviously this is a picture that is a little bit distorted but what's going and went viral late last night. After this game was the picture of LeBron at the end of the Lakers bench all suited up because he came out of the game early in the third quarter guy. You're not gonna play guy with that many miles on them. No doubt that right? So he's all by himself. And then there's three empty seats maybe seats that he saving for Anthony Davis and Katie in Klay Thompson. But then there's three empty, and then there's the rest of the Lakers bench. Now, you go back a minute before three guys were sitting there, and he was sitting next to them, and they got up, and you know, went in the game. But that picture encapsulates exactly what. The Lakers are right now. It's LeBron nobody sitting next to him. And then a whole bunch of guys you could get like that picture is the Lakers that is the Lakers this season right now. I agree. I think here's the other part. Whether it was a message or not it came off like that right on the heels of this whole trade all these guys being exposed their names to say, you don't want us. Anyway, you don't think we're any good? You don't need us right now. And and they they didn't show up, man. That was a if I'm from the Lakers organization. I that that bothers me that that they went without all the people they got trashed and and LeBron play. So so I could get it. If LeBron didn't play based on all the depot and had a great night, or whatever, and you lose. That's not what happened those guys said. Okay. Lebron? Thanks. We feel good. Thanks for letting us know that you don't want us. You don't care you want Anthony Davis Gore's that you and I could play for the Lakers if they got it will broaden aid. And I'd hang out behind the three point line and checkup threes, I'd be that threat. Your your tolerance center, you more that silky smooth. Th forward. They can get in low. Yeah. I'd have to do something else. Yeah. They call you hot take that'd be your nickname. Hot take. I'll take for three. God, he's got it. And I'll gladly wear that Monica heartache, I'll take it. But here's the here's the thing. Now, as you mentioned, this is I you know, there's many movies where you see, and I'm trying to think of one that's not really obscure because I think like Arlington road and other movies in the recruit has another one where you get to the end of the movie and the hero realizes. Oh my God. I've been played in manipulated this whole time. And I never I didn't get that. Until just now. And then now he's got to fight the real enemy, which of the people who have been which he thought were his friends, and this is where the Lakers are right now. Because this is how bad it is for the Lakers is Anthony Davis announces I wanna be traded to the Lakers and the Lakers front office, which it gets way too much credit for being good because they're not because LeBron was coming to the Lakers. Whether no matter who was get could have been Jim bus and a bunch of hats running the team won one hundred dollars on Laker. It would. Because it was the first time that LeBron Jason decided to make a move where he had already figured out the pieces before that was the weird part. Like if you were saying here's your last four years in the league and you're trying to win championships. The Lakers wouldn't have been the place. You would have gone no wanna Philadelphia with those guys stay in the east. Right. Maybe you help Embiid and Simmons the first two years, and they help you to last two years. You see them saying because they blossom and they learned from you. And maybe you helped them win a championship. And then they help you win one on the back into your career. When you go to the Lakers. You gotta you gotta young core. But the team was thirty five wins the team. Nobody knew for sure if they were going to blossom and be special do something. And then he gets here. And I I don't think that LeBron made them any better. We and case. In fact, Ingram took a step back. I thought. Playing with LeBron lonzo's very inconsistent. Can't stay healthy. You just don't looking around. And I think LeBron realized I can't I can't win anything with these guys. You know what I mean? So that's and then the to put that on top of it you go. All right. Let's get a D. And whatever we gotta give away. If he if they wanted genie boss, I think they would give away Jeanie Buss, Luke, Walton white Cummings, goggles, whatever anything you want. But but go go back to to where you go back. And this is where it's it's the Lakers are being exposed. And how they got played by everybody they trade away. Lou williams. Magic Johnson won't make a move to try to get Paul George. All Paul George gonna walk store doesn't happen. They don't get aggressive enough Leonard that Leonard's going to walk through this door that didn't happen. It's still not going to happen. And now, it's Anthony Davis. And the first offers they made were terrible. They were low ball offers when you realize you want Anthony Davis. You know, you gotta do something over Welton them. You don't you? Don't go in with. Yeah. Don't go. And hey, what about this? Because magic still thinks the Laker. We're the Lakers people are going to do. This is a new re this is twenty nine thousand nine is not twenty two thousand eight it's not one thousand nine hundred seven it's not one thousand nine hundred five this is a new era where everybody can get paid different places. Jerry West knows that he's load enough for the clippers after they made that trade last night. But you watch the Lakers. Biff completely free agency. They couldn't get anybody this year to go with the Braun. And now they low ball the offers. So now what happens? So the Lakers are realizing we gotta get on Anthony Davis. So they make the low ball offer and the names get out and the names leak, and here lonzo's name here coups misnamed here bunch of other names. And you're like, oh boy heard Rondo you at Rondo, you're at everybo- lent. Stevenson, right. All those names. Everybody was out there everybody except LeBron. And so then the Lakers get embarrassed by that. So now, okay now we empire offer up. And then it includes Ingram and Josh heart. And now it's finished round toothpicks. And then finished said, we won't Ford pig, right? And then they wanted Phil Jackson and. Then you know, there's not gonna throw that. And he's sleeping on a bus somewhere. So now all of these names have been leaked while this is going on Luke Walton decides to have a meeting with the team saying, hey, we've got to do this better in this like do you play like every five seconds. I gotta here. I'm getting traded. You're saying you are you need mess with me. Right. So right. So now, and now we're the Lakers there, the Pell they're realizing the pelicans really have no desire to trade us, Anthony Davis because whatever we offer they keep wanting more. And if they do say if the Lakers violence say find we'll give you the maximum amount of draft picks allowed. We'll give you the picks you want. We'll give you the players then they'll trade him. Anthony is but short of that, it's not happening. The I back. How do you go back? If you're if you're the Lakers now, you realize boy the pelicans played us the NBA because the NBA the Popovich all these other teams reportedly are calling the pelicans Saint don't trade him to the Lakers. Don't trade him there. That's collusion. But, you know, Adam silver, yacht got forbid, he actually I do understand it. I think that. They're looking at it. As once you open. It's very rare that a guy done wanna play with you. And then you grant him his wish do, you know what I'm saying? Like, you're going to be petty. I think you should be and be like, we'll trade you. But we'll trade you we want to trade you ever minds me a win Brett farve one. Okay. He's out of Green Bay. Where do you wanna go to Minnesota? What the Packers say, we're not trading you there. We would never trade you to a division rival doesn't make any sense where they trade him to the judge politicians and anyone of going to Minnesota the next year on your own. But we're not going to send you this. The same thing here with AD that New Orleans will not send them they're not going to reward a guy who walked out on them. It would be like your wife or your girlfriend says I'm done we're done. I'm outta here. I want you to load up my stuff on the truck and drive it over to my new boyfriend. Would you wanna buy that happened to you just cut me deep? What you know what I'm saying? It's rubbed hawker to you. Let's see taken his girls ex girls stuff to me. This is my best friend's apartment. I just play poker with Tuesday night. And he left early. I didn't know what was happening. No. But but here's the thing. Is that now where do you go? If you're the Lakers because now you have to go pass not making this deal, and you have an entire roster who is on the trading block. And now, they gotta go back and play Jason abroad, who they know. He doesn't want them traded. And they don't like Luke Walton already and the Lakers realize oh my God. We look awful. We just got played by the entire NBA and they're twenty seven and twenty seven fifty four games into the season. And people are like, oh, well, they're only two or three games out of the playoffs. The only problem is last year in the Western Conference the difference between the three seed and eight say see Jason was two games. That's it. That's how important those games are people acting like it's no big deal. They're all bunched up, you cannot be you could be out of the playoff picture really quick in the Western Conference, not these two conference where teams under five hundred. It is tough. And I just I'm with you. I think they're going to be in trouble. It could be so bad that who knows it can tank, and maybe they're not might even make the playoffs. Yeah. The rest of the NBA is going. We are now. Torching one of LeBron's last prime years. We are. Now, we now just completely eviscerated. The lakers. We now have them mad at each other not trying they got a bunch of young guys. Lebron's not leading him because he doesn't want them. They don't know if they want their head coach this is now a law season. And we're now one-season close not having to worry about going through. Lebron to get two championships are all patent each other there all patting themselves on the back right now. It's an awesome day right now throughout the rest of the NBA. Jason's reds, rob Parker in for Dan. Patrick Dan in the benefits get in on Twitter at how about a Fresca. Rob rob Parker f s one we'll have more on this late breaking development with the Lakers coming up in a few minutes. But straight ahead, Robin. I on opposite sides of what this deal would be for the pelican. Cnn's Anthony Davis. I think they have to get it done. Rob thinks they have to wait. Oh, we got a little bit of debate coming up next. This is Fox Sports radio if you could live your most prosperous life. What would it look like would you maybe open your own business or buy new home? Go back to college, maybe pay off your loans and save for retirement. I know I'm man I could be three out of those four easy. 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He's got all the inside information. So yeah, we'll be all over it. It'll be interesting as the clock ticks. You know, and the Lakers are desperate. They gotta make something happen because LeBron's biological clock is ticking you hear that allow you might stop taking after last night losing by forty six to the painting to he's got wine to drink is that del wine to drink. Maybe that's you know. Yeah, I made I made it worse than it was by the end of the show. She may lose by sixty eight points. What does the Pacers last night who played with four guys? But it felt like that. That's how bad it was the worst laws in LeBron's career. I that they take them out early in the third quarter. No reason to put him back in the crowd starts chanting. Lebron's going to trade you at Brandon Ingram. The Lakers are an absolute mess. And now here we are twenty four hours before the trade deadline and the Anthony Davis situation is still in flux now you and I are on opposite sides of where the pelicans are with Anthony Davis. I I love what the pelicans are doing. I really do because I'm not going to reward a guy who walked out on me. I'm not here to help the Lakers. I. Don't care. I'll be petty. I'll take less I'm being. I just made them look like fools because they expose their whole roster. That's what I did. I don't care. Do you wanna talk about having a bad week in two weeks in New Orleans get jobs in the playoff game? Then your best player. Anthony Davis doesn't wanna play a New Orleans and then you eating Gumbo. And you realize that there's some ouse- hair in it. So it's just like, oh what a what a vad to week. Well, let's not New York City. What are you talking? That would be rat haired your city. Ratchet too smart, man, you know, people are afraid of his ambi- apocalypse. It's going to be rats zombies. It's going to be rats. Unbelievable. That's how bad things are. So I'm with them. There's no rush if the Lakers are desperate now. They'll be desperate into summer. I wanna wait. I wanna wait to see through the Knicks. Get the first round the first overall pick. Maybe they want Anthony Davis rather than worrying about a rookie, Emma? Once it's nineteen Seventy-three. They don't want any more hopes and dreams and wishes. You know, what I'm saying freeze that envelope? Hey, I get it. So you have that you don't know what? Boston's KYW we not there. I mean, it's father said that AD doesn't wanna play. But that's the dad talk. And you don't know what can happen. There might be another team. That says you know what? Okay. See that thing worked out for him. They made a trade for Paul George. Everybody said they were stupid. Why would you do that? He's going to the Lakers. Why would you give up players? He is. He's just going to play for year and leave. What happened? He wanted up staying. I love what Toronto. Did they get knocked out in the first round to get knocked out twice in a row? Swept by by. Lebron? They go out and say, no, we're going to get co. I let it we'll give up and try to make a run at it. So there might be a team that does the same thing and is willing to to play ball with you. Why would you limit yourself to one team and reward AD with the Lakers? I'm all in on the pelicans. I think to handle it the right way. And ultimately, whatever deal you get. You're never gonna match quality for losing guy. Like a d so so this whole idea that oh my God. The deal is going to be worse. I I'm already lost the deal because I'm giving up a d so I'm going to make him wait. And I want more more suitors to be involved. Jason before I turn I trade Anthony Davis tiny box. All right. Here's why disagree to two things. Number one. Anytime you. You have a chance to do something. And you decide to push it to a later date. You put too many things in motion too. Many variables that could cause it not to happen. It's like a long distance relationship. Things are going to be great. You know? Yeah, she's moving to New York. And I'm in LA, we're going to do it for like six or eight months, and then you realize after two months. Yeah. We're broken up. I didn't know that. When you put time in too many variables you had a lot of things that that could appeal to the pelicans. But they were a lot of if if the Knicks get this pick if the Celtics can decide to wanna go if Anthony Davis I'm going to go to the rule of economics. Now, I took comics in highschool. I didn't really do very well at it. But I understood the law of supply and demand right now there is one star available. The supply in star players is very short because right now this moment in time before the trade deadline. Anthony Davis Faren above anybody else. You're going to get right now. Kyle Lowry has been mentioned, obviously. But he's he's a cut below. So the demand is great for star players. And he's the only one here all the offers. You're getting the. Knicks couldn't put together an offer the Celtics say wait for us. But I have to say here's our whole roster. We probably should have done that. But years our whole roster the clippers who are clearing the decks, and we hear Anthony Davis wants to go. There have not made an offer for neither had the Milwaukee Bucks. So this is where yet when when when interest in Anthony Davis should be at its highest. Right. But now you wanna wait. So you wait till the end of the season. Now, what happens now the end of the season comes and the supply of stars is in much bigger Domecq because you have you have clay you have Kevin Durant. You have Kyrie Irving. You have boogie cousins, you have Kawhi Leonard. You have all of these stars who were on the same level as Anthony Davis. But this is going to be available. I agree and these same teams that are in it on Anthony Davis are going to be ended on these players Kemba Walker is going to be there too. So it's not like Anthony Davis is a guy they have to have the Lakers could have Anthony Davis. They can have quite Leonard. They could have Kyrie Irving they have any of these guys. So now with all of these stars out there. There's only a certain number of teams are going to. Try to make moves have money available to fit these guys in. So these guys are available just for money, which is no big deal the players now you throw Anthony Davis in the pelicans go. Oh, yeah. We want more for him. He won the deadline and teams go. Well, let's see we can go sign a guy here who wants to come. And we don't have to pay anything for or we can go in and trade frantic Davis and give up a bunch of stuff and draft picks and good young players to get him. Yes. Sorry. He's not those big offers aren't going to be there at the end of the season. We get the free edge because everybody is going to get these guys who were just costing money. Not big time draft picks and players. I hear and mostly appoints. Right. But they're not it's not rock solid from this standpoint. There will be a market for Anthony Davis, not just the Lakers and the players that they're offering up on that good. So you giving me a subpar you telling me to take these players that you don't want who you know, can't win a championship win. Lebron james. And you want me to take them in Newark. Orleans. And then you want me to be able to convince the fans of New Orleans that I just gave up one of the best players in the league. And I took the L A Lakers garbage and players that LeBron knows he can't even win with. So that's the problem. I have is the cell job to my fan base is not good enough to take LeBron to take lebrons misfits and guys that he doesn't want. So I'm going to roll the dice because I'm already screwed either way. You look at it. Whether I'll take the Lakers garbage or take another teams, I'm screwed. But in in you have to realize reality and the Lakers picks aren't like his first round picks aren't going to be anything special because they're going to be in the middle of the road. It's not like you're gonna get a lottery pick. No, no, no. It's not maybe this year, you all. But here's. But here's the thing is that in a vacuum. Anthony Davis yet he's worth a hell of a lot. But in reality the best offer is the best offer. You know? I can't just wave a magic wand and make a better offer materialize for the pelicans. He's out there. They let it. It be known. They cast a wide to the NBA you want Anthony Davis. He's available at this is what's come back. This is the best offer. That's comeback. You can sit here and say, but he's worth more. Okay. But is only worth what the markets on a by. I the markets bearing friendly Davis. But it's not to me. It's it's a it's a deal. It's not going to be done in the reason. I don't believe he's going to be done in the next twenty four hours as simple because why in the world, if if you ask for something as they did supposedly as you follow the story line right in the report, and as for something the Lakers said, okay, here, you go ask for something else. Laker said, okay. Here you go ask for something more. They said, okay. Here you go, and they still didn't accept it. So it tells you that they're not willing. They're not really wanna make a deal. They just wanted to push you to see what what you would be willing to offer, and that's been out there because you asked twice for something more and the Lakers ended up every time. So so this whole idea that the Lakers are waiting for. For a counter offer what counter off, oh, it's not gonna come. That's not going to the Laker. The Lakers are all said to each other like magic. And and pulling all saying, okay. So when the pelicans, call whatever they say, we say, yes, right? We send the paperwork in right? Yep. Yes. Paperwork. Get ready like the pellet. So the pelicans aren't gonna call. They're not gonna call or they're going to call and say, okay, four first round picks all of these players, and and it's going to be something Lakers can say we just can't we can't do then LeBron James throwing LeBron. We'll throw LeBron that. So that phone call is not going to happen. I don't even Belic. But the pelicans have to realize that standing up for this and trying to push Anthony Davis may turn out to not be most beneficial for your team because what are you really going to get back at the end of the year. You're going to say, hey, we had to deal at the days. We got three first round picks for them to get a player. You know, we got a salary dump it as oh, that's it. You you didn't get Ma who was a pretty good piece. I love with the pelicans doing. I would wait. I'm not. I'm not dealing with the Lakers. Plain and simple Jason Smith. Rob Parker in for Dan and the danettes Twitter at how about a Fresca. Rob rob Parker f s one joining us now on the hotline lead, Lakers writer and insider for Bleacher report, Eric Pinkus, who also has been involved in the trade, Eric you would go and be a pelicans insider, if the Anthony Davis trade goes down, I'm sorry about that. I as long as I got a job. I'm happy. Wow. Well, very good doubt about it. No one was Channing at you. And you're writing about the game last night. Lebron's going to trade you that didn't happen. My my wife is in the kids. They were kinda, you know, I don't know what I'm talking about. You guys. Look me up. Ever. See if is is there a counter offer to lay say the Lakers awaiting for counteroffer. I don't see a counteroffer coming. I don't see the pelicans really wanting to make a deal with the Lakers. Do you? Well, I mean, we're going for reports mostly from Brad Turner of times has been all over this thing. And the the pelicans are basically doing the we don't wanna treat this guy offer, which is will ask for everything in the entire universe. And if you give it to us, then we'll probably ask for more. So I if that's the case, then no, they simply don't wanna make a trade now, and they are at least certainly Lakers. And so I don't expect anything before the stat line of, you know, of course, they could change their mind. And and that's always possibility. I don't know where the Lakers can go with this. If they're offering just about everything what more is there to give. So feels like they wanna wait the pelicans until the summer. So if they wait how to the Lakers come back and makes. Something of the season because you have everybody involved in trade deadline talk. Now, they gotta go back and play. They know LeBron wanted at least half of them trade if feelings to her they just got blown out how to know show against Indiana. Maybe Luke Walton job is in jeopardy. Conflicting reports about how much they like him. How do they come back after this? Yeah, there's there's the human element. I mean as much as we want to say on some level. You're professionals go out there and do your job. And you guys know that it's it's a league we traded that reality is like you come to training camp. And you believe in the team, and you're gonna go put your heart into it. And you find out like everybody other than LeBron has been offered and trade. I mean that that takes away that spirit. I don't know exactly how they come back from that as far as the season there looks like they're trading three mikailah, which is a nice kid. Getting Reggie Bullock. They could still make other traits. I actually just wrote up. I just went live on a police report. Kind of a breakdown on what their options could be. And I I could take it a few ways like one they could just wait to what they can. And other is bake another few trade their pieces out there. There's always the argument to go run for like, Bradley Beal. But the word is he's not available. It really depends on how can they can get Anthony Davis. And if it can get Anthony Davis one way to get Anthony Davis has to wait for twenty twenty which sounds ridiculous, right? You've got LeBron. But what if they go out there and try to trade for Marcus all or another player who's got like even Tristan Thompson players who have one more year? And then basically have magic come out and say, you know, what we're gonna go spend in twenty twenty anybody else who wants you can't say this outright. But anybody else going to trade Francis Davis? Go ahead. We'll just sign a major later, and then have Rich Paul tell every team in the league. No matter what our players are guys go into the Lakers and twenty twenty now you trade for other players like maybe a Marcus all try to compete in the in the interim. But you've destroyed the Anthony Davis market by doing so, and then maybe the pelicans when they go to make a deal with someone else. Maybe even the at that point the Celtics get scared out of a deal. But you know, we'll see Boston doesn't scare very easily. I was gonna say Eric and we've seen. Other teams. I mean, everybody thought that Paul George was come into the Lakers and everybody ridiculed. Okay, see for trading form. Right. Why would you give up players? He's going to LA, and he got there and he liked it. So so there's also that and I don't know what Kawai Leonard is going to do. But the same thing Toronto wasn't scared to make that move and say if we get a playoff run or finals run I'm good with that. If you decide to move on after that, I just think that if if you're the Lakers, the reason you're panicking, and and have to feel like something has to happen is LeBron is getting older not younger as time goes on. And that clock is ticking for the Lakers, can they really wait for twenty twenty. Can they really have another season? Go by without him avenue. Another star with him. I'm not gonna say it's really it's really in in a sense of bluff because it's different than everyone else. You mentioned because if if Rich Paul and LeBron James are. Business partners, which I think is a deeper relationship than just agent player. And if you believe that to be true, and I would say that most people believe that to be true in the industry believe that to be true executives leave that to be true teams believe that to be true in a sense. Lebron isn't just LeBron. He's also part agent of Anthony Davis. You see what I'm saying? No doubt about it know about it. So I am not saying the Lakers wait till twenty twenty. But it's a way to kill the market. Right. So what they're offering today based on report is a whole lot, right? And it is a legit package. Now. Whether you like those guys are not I spoke to another GM former GM a guy who said, basically if you don't love Ingram. If you don't love coups. If you don't love Lonzo ball each one of those players can probably met the pelicans a first round pick. If they go and try to trade those players one by one other teams, so. The Lakers offer could be seen as five. I if you've count two I plus that doubt, I said the Celtics don't scare easily. So let's put them side. But everybody else I mean, I don't know who's gonna give anything close to what the Lakers are giving for a rental. And and that's why I'm saying if the Lakers go in and I'm not saying waste you. Go get Mark Asala. If you get someone else who's a good player. I'm not saying that those you're gonna waste live on time. He still going to be able to compete, whatever. But it's not a superstar. So if you go that path, you can argue that the market dries up entirely because let's say trade for Tristan Thompson who happens to be a clutch sports guy as well. It's fame agency. Right as Rich, Paul. So let let let's say they go and get that. Everyone's going to be elder that teams we saying Lakers must have. No, they're getting Anthony Davidson twenty twenty if they're gonna swear off taking a chase a kyri Irving or co I Leonard and they're not even gonna try to free agency next year. We're. Not going gonna go trae for this guy. It's a waste of time. Now, maybe got a team like the raptors who want to do it for one year. And that's where Rich Paul comes in starts talking about. Oh, you know, he's got a minor injuries gonna have surgeries and sit the whole season and stuff like that. They're gonna play dirty pool. That's how I see it going. But that's if the Lakers make this choice, maybe try to go my way, which you know, check it out on Bleacher report, I detail. It's it's interesting idea legs insider, Eric Pinkus, our guest here on the Dan Patrick show, Jason Smith, rob Parker in for Dan of the dannettes. So gimme your crystal ball. We're talking over twenty four hours from now trae deadlines come and gone where the Lakers sitting is it Anthony Davis is at somebody else. Where are they? I mean, they're they're probably maybe they have one more moving them. I could see them going after a Bari park or even from the bulls because he's got a twenty million dollars team option next year. So kind of gives them the best of both worlds, they kinda threaten will. Yeah. You know, we'll we'll use him in and we'll stay over the cap, whatever. There's a way to do it. I could see the make one more move. Maybe continue of pope, Michael Beasley, the main pieces that they send out Casey pecan block trade. But hey is the same agent. He's part of the close family. So maybe just do that. And so, yeah, I it's all tied together. This is Rich Paul being one of the most powerful agents busy. I don't for him that you know, you've got to try to own your power. If you're a player, then you know, teams will trade you at drop the hat. So, you know, players want to try to control their destinies. You know, God bless his latest on Bleacher report and again on Twitter at Eric Pinkas. Ep has always buddy appreciate it. Thanks for getting up early forest. Thanks. I take the kids to school thin, anyway, we're all okay and Jabbari park. It'd be better off with. Rob Parker come on Jabbari Parker. For the championship. I I'd rather. I'd rather have Ron. That you could write a column or something that's giving eight hundred words fan hundred word. I don't know if I get that out of Jabbar. I mean could he do that how what's typing skills? The Lakers go from you know, what I mean? Like Anthony Davis of our park. It would be like it would be sick Justin Frostburg intrepid producer golden headphones. Lifelong Laker fans have Ari Parker. A rob part. Oh, it's a no brainer. I'm going wrong. When's the last time your body Parker? Did anything never, you know, not not in the NBA? But maybe cop. I it was. All right wrong. Doing big things. Rob parker. Peter Parker those of the parkas to have. That's what they used to call me junior high school because hey PD, that's what they called. Did you come dress like Spiderman at all? But they that Parker name. And now, you know cartoons in the comics spider for our sake. Yeah. Parker Posey Parker. Stevenson is a lot trying to come up with. Dave parker. David parker. Cobra over day Farley to play that music thing when he would come to bat and Bernard Luli Twitter out. How about a Fresca? Rob is it rob Parker f that's one. But speaking of the NBA, a big trade has gone down that has put one team all in for this season and next and another brand new entrance into hey, we're clear and cap space for two max guys in the off season way. 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They also are going to get back. Boba Mon Ianovich Bobo was going. Oh, that's so sad. I Abobo Mike Scott and the deal, you know, scuffed the ball, Mike, Scott and the Trump, okay and the clippers get back. Landry Shamet who's a pretty good young point guard. They get a couple of first round picks via the Miami Heat. Sixers also sent Chandler in Moscow. Woah to the clippers. But basically this trade comes down. Like, this Tobias Harris goes to the Sixers who already talking about keeping him edition to the other three Linda Sixers and not playing and the clippers get back shammond, who's a nice little piece and first round picks and more importantly room to sign max free agents in the off season. So I from the Sixers standpoint of it is they're going all in and this is this is what I like because I like this because you reference a few minutes ago. Hey, the raptors didn't care didn't get scared. We'll get one year co I Leonard try to get it out of it trying to get to be fine. We're trying to do to win. I don't know. I mean, they're saying we're going to try this. And we're not going to be afraid because you just don't know you have a magic carpet ride for one year. Yeah. And then save you win a championship and Kawai loves it. Well, he may say. Nothing one more year. This is also more year. He says, I'll say, this is awesome. You don't know that? That's why you try this guts because this is a team that's fifth in the east have decided these are our guys, and this is what we're going to do going forward. And I dig that about the Sixers going we believe in these guys all the stuff always Ben Simmons really going to be that next level guy at some point. You really have to worry about Jimmy Butler is he gonna wind up staying well, and they're saying, no, we're going to go for it. We're gonna do it. I love this by the Sixers love it. Love it love it one hundred percent. And and also the clippers. I get what they got going because they believe Jerry West is going to get Kuwait. Leonard wants to come to LA, and he doesn't wanna play LeBron people can poo poo it all at one. It's obvious. He wants to be in LA. But it's not what the Lakers where everybody thinks. So it looks like Jerry what's going to have a chance to land. Kawhi leonard. Right. Yeah. They'll get players because you know, why? Because it's okay to come to the clippers. Now, it's cool to come to the clippers because of the way the team's been run this. This has been their plan. Right. They went through the whole. Hey, we got the three all-stars, but it never worked. So they they would they were closed. But most would they not in the second round of the playoffs. They could finish the deal. So that, but but they were one point two clippers were fun team to watch. And they thought they were gonna make a championship. But they realize they're not going to do it. So there goes Chris, Paul? There goes Blake Griffin. There goes the Andre Jordan, and we're going to re and we're going to recap reboot. And that's exactly what they're going to do because they're going to get a max too. Because LA is LA the clippers are LA now. All right. Steve bomber is a good owner to work for people liken connections and money you look at the dysfunction in the Lakers front office. And Steve bomber and something it's like well bombers, really, the the clippers are a drawing card. It's a cool place to go play. You can go they will get one or two guys. They will get people. Come and say, let's do it here. Hey, suddenly, again, it's going to be hip to clip and the chance right? They're gonna have this new stadium on your own arena coming up in Inglewood over near the football stadium. Yeah. Seattle. They're putting our. Dig a hole. But I'm just saying I I look at it as. The clippers making moves trying to not be defeated same. We'll lebron. We couldn't do anything. You know what I mean? Nobody wants to come here. That's not what they did. They know that Leonard is interested. So that doing everything David went down. They fired a broadcaster in Bruce Bowen, you can't say bad things go, I Leonard think about that. He not even with the nose doesn't matter. And they were like, what did you say? Okay. Your fire. I mean that was incredible. It tells you where they are where the heads are. And what they think their plan is moving forward. See because I'll even go step further. Lebron made a mistake by not going to the clippers go into the Lakers. Right. You put the bulls on if you win it's you if you don't win, then it's you if you win you are just the latest and Kobe Bryant comes down and shakes your hand. And magic shakes your hand and Kareem shakes your hand and check shakes why. Yeah, you're one of these guys you go win with the clippers. And you take what is already the most iconic NBA career? And you it goes up by ten levels. You wanna championship with the clipper you want another one? And, but you wonder what a team that you know, can't win nothing. They had seen from absolutely nothing that one of the worst reputations. And all sports now granted it's change because of Winstons bombers on the team. I agree with you going win with the clippers. It puts you on a different level. And and he was just so caught up think to pass Corinne with the scoring right? Doing it in a Laker uniform and Laker brand and all the I get it. But I'm with you the upside with the clippers would have been bigger if he would have been able to get them there. I I don't know. I mean, I'm looking at at the Lakers. And I just right now why here I don't see them winning a championship in the next four years. Well, things things change. No. I I can't say that things change in a month. Because I think that when he came yacht thought to myself. He's has to win at the first two years. I think everybody thinks he's going to be that same player for years from now I'm not convinced that that and we finally saw you know, where LeBron had is breaking down a little bit. He's always been guys been able to stay healthy and finally gets hurt. Yeah. But in three months, Kyrie Irving could surprise everybody and say, oh, yeah. I'm gonna go and play with the brunt. I'll be shocked. I mean, that's how fast changes towel fast. It is the Dan Patrick show here on Fox Sports radio Jason Smith, rob Parker in for Dan Twitter at how about a Fresca. Robert, rob Parker f s one we have more on NBA coming up next latest on the trade deadline end. Just what happened to the Lakers last night? That has everybody talking. Have you checked out the big podcast with shack here podcast one? Yeah, we talked basketball. But we're a lot more than just sports Magoo's for this lady. She's to be the sevens knew everything about me, everything sports and less than she says. 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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 209: Lakers Bounce Back (11-8-2018)

GSMC Basketball Podcast

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GSMC Basketball Podcast Episode 209: Lakers Bounce Back (11-8-2018)

"Get to old navy tomorrow. Only get fifty percent off all dresses. That's right all the holiday dresses. You've been craving her on sale. For fifty percent off at old navy and old navy dot com. Hurry ends tomorrow. Valid eleven nine excludes in store clearance, robbers and jumpsuits get you use wrapped around the Golden State media concepts basketball podcast, all the scoop, you need to know from college basketball to the NBA it even much madness. Use of your rising stars topics on an off the hard work. This is the Golden State media concepts basketball podcast. Hello everyone. And welcome to the GMC basketball podcast brought to by the GMC podcast network. I'm your host Jeff Mellon often. With me is the white shoe to my Michael Scott. I give you Mark Souza. I like to issue. Yes. But you're the assistant to the regional manager. Yeah. Some people say that Dwight SRI really makes the show. You can say the gym also makes the show. That's true, my favorite Jim quo. Is when he says, I wouldn't say that I'm superstitious. I'd say that I'm just Michael clo-. Sorry, michael. I'm sorry. You're right on man. You're saying Michael you're saying Michael Deeney, switch, Jim. I got my favorite Jim screwed it up a screwed it up. But you know, what that is still a very good quote. It is a great quote. But yeah, basketball action talk bell the office. So please join us on the office part, which I would totally do that. That'd be interesting. What every EPA amazing anyways? We're that's what every game yesterday in the NBA world as well. As today's games in even we're going to use this weekend's games too. Because there are some interesting games going on this weekend. And so we're going to start off with yesterday's games with the taros and Lakers. Oh, yeah. And also in the last won't last night until the we'll talk about Duke is the most dominant team of dominance dominant dominant. The big game on Tuesday night. I'll tell you about that. Yeah. But he was going to start with the NBA. And the first game. We're gonna talk about is the heart of the best. The key game of guests. Today was delayed win over the timber wolves one fourteen to one ten. The Bronx aims had is a pretty good games. All twenty four points, ten rebounds, nine six good player that will broadcast a triple double. Yeah. I mean, he's no, Mike. You may have a future in the squeak. You know? Yeah. That thirty eight year olds. Gov as thirty three it feels like he's well he's been around since what eighteen so many years if feels like in the league he has Jimmy Butler had a pretty you gave themselves twenty four points, five rebounds, five assists. There was no Karl Anthony towns was basically nowhere to be found with thirteen points, nine rebounds. Have you seen me? He was on the back of milk carton or what? Well, I just thirteen points should not be you're doing your top layer does that in six turnovers caused by Karl Anthony towns, by the way. Yikes. But dare grows turns met the clock yet again with a thirty one point game thirty one points at five assists and three rebounds. I don't know where this is coming from from him. But he's playing extremely well. Earning that starting position and the other point guard across from him was Lonzo ball who only had three points, five rebounds and six assists in twenty one minutes of action, which seems like a little. Yeah. And did you hear well what Stephen Smith said the other day? Did you say he probably said, I thas Angeles Lakers. Yeah. Will. Yes. But he did say they should trade. Brandon ingram. Okay. Did he say for who? Was it like he was talking about things about wanting a more shooters? And I'm not sure he was talking about being Pacific. But I dunno train Brandon Ingram who's your future. He's not playing terrible. And I don't know. I just feel like that's the wrong move. Yeah. That sounds premature at this point. I mean, you know, you do want us surround LeBron with shooters, and I do still question the roster buildup that the roster maker. Two or three from three point land. So it wasn't like he did terrible. But do you know that he's really like a she's starting five for the LA Lakers. Three of them are small Ford's their that's their primate position. Yeah. But that makes today's NBA. I just I just think it's. I just I just think that's funny to me. Like, you don't it will kouzmines weakens in Wiggins and Bill. So sort of four eve might be listed as a small forbe's more of a fort in today's NBA. But but I think the talk of this is not just Lakers win. But Terry gross is performance. He started bounce back out major way. Then I wouldn't expect it absolutely Derrick rose cross our fingers doesn't hope he gets injured. Derrick rose is playing a very high level. He has now put together a couple of really good performances. I mean, my fear of Derrick rose is that he gets played too many minutes. And then he suffers I can other injury. That's my biggest fear. Hope it doesn't happen. But it has been fun. It has been really nice to see him get back some of that some of that ability that he had he he was people forget that. He was an MVP in this league. Even sometimes I forget about that one thing a law. I think people remember that they just think teach in history now, which is understandable because of his injuries, and because it was relevant awhile. Yeah. Yeah. It's not his fault though. It's just injuries. Oh, no. It's not as follow injuries. Have just taken away his talent. You know, what happens, you know? Like poop happens. I it's it's very unfortunate. But one thing that's noticeable from this game. I feel like Karl Anthony towns when Jimmy belt replaced. I don't know if he's just like pouting. I don't know if he's I don't know. Are you trying to say that this is like him making it like him doing this on purpose? Attention. John's is immature a little bit. I really do. I will say that. Because I don't like his body language. I don't like how he carries himself. He should be the leader of this team. And if they do trade Jimmy Butler, who do you think becomes the player that everybody looks at in that locker room? It's going to be Karl Anthony towns in he to me, he doesn't exude leadership. And I don't know if he's purposely playing poorly when but were or is not trying as hard when Butler's on the floor. But when you look at his numbers, Jeff, you just talked about it thirteen point six turnovers cut a good player. Like, he's he can handle the basketball. He's not turnover prone in he can score though. That's inexcusable to me when she say, it, would you agree with that or? Oh, no. I would absolutely agree. Like when you owe center causing six turnovers seems absurd to me and you're playing against javale McGee and Tyson Chandler who just got signed like two days ago. I mean, it's not like he's playing against Henshaw Hassan Whiteside or somebody who's like a. A guy who's physical and can really like make it a tough night for him. Like come on. You should be able to do a little bit better than that. I just feel like I just feel like there's something off there. And if I'm a wolves fan. I I start to wonder if at the town's is my future. I just don't see it. I don't see it. I don't see at all. So what do you see? I personally I'll say it. Again, we've talked about on this podcast before. I personally thing. The timber will should keep Butler and trade Karl Anthony towns and try and get a king's ransom. Because I think that whatever they get for Butler were they can get for Karl Anthony towns because he still viewed as a up and coming franchise type player his values still very high. I disliked Jimmy billers to nasty. I like what he brings to the table. Yes, he's an older player. But he's still not he's still years away from declining in my opinion. So that's my take. Yeah. Good take good. Take wanna move on to a different game. The hep last night. It's up to you. Okay. I'll let you pick this time I'll pick. How about we go to game? Where we have one team. Both teams actually surprising in their own right? Denver nuggets. Have started off the season in impressive fashion. They took on Memphis grizzlies last night. Memphis, also impressive. We know that Memphis last year is one of the worst teams in the league. But this year they are now six and four they beat the Denver Nuggets. Impressive eighty nine eighty-seven very low scoring basketball game in two thousand eighteen but they get the win. They improve like I mentioned to six and four. Casale had some key free throws at the end of the game to seal the victory. Jeff before I go into the stats of last night's game. Are you surprised by this grizzlies team? For this win against just for the season. Six and four. I mean, just overall this to yes. Be this great team in the the nuggets who are becoming a serious contender. Yeah. Yeah. Is a serious accomplishment. In a statement gave him my opinion. Type. I know there's eighty two games in a season in so much can happen. But these winds really mean something I mean every time playing a top contender team any win. That's that's so much. You know, we talk about it being a long season. But we're about an eighth of the way through the season. Like the season's going. You know what I mean like it's a long season. But it's not hearing about a month of hearing about two months seems to be about almost half over maybe half over at that point. So is it is nice to see Memphis bounceback. We know that they had a lot of injuries last year. Gosol conley. I mean when you get decimated like that in today's NBA when you lose your best players. You're not going to have did season. I really there's maybe one team in the NBA that can do that. That's the warriors. But even still if they offer to best players they wouldn't have nearly as good of a year, but Memphis with Terron Jackson, the rookie. I liked him. In college thought he could be a really good pro twenty points last night on fifteen shots. He was to a five from three. So they have Jackson playing alongside Marcus all Marcus all twenty points markets, all she called him and his brothers should call glitzy. Well, Marcus saw still playing very well twenty and he's got to be. He's got to be this thirties. Right. Yeah. He is. But Marcus oil twenty twelve and four last night so him. Jaren Jackson on that front line combined for forty points, nineteen boards forces Mike calmly had a very very low key game. Only scored four four points and thirty six minutes. He is then is should not be happening in the NBA. The thing is though when your team only scores eighty nine and two guys count for forty of it. Yeah. There's probably going to be a dud somewhere was his Daedalus. Paul millsap. Also had a kind of two you can say all things considered. Yeah. Two points while that's definitely for frame Harris's, the only that really temple. I had only five points. He's usually a good a good score to. Yeah. Just a very defensive game. I mean you look at defensive game or boring. Well, you look at it and the the grizzly shot forty three percent and thirty eight from three, but they only tempted Twenty-one threes, they don't shoot a lot of them. And then on the other side Denver shot thirty two threes and only made eight see you see that. There was only sixteen three pointer scored in this entire basketball game, which in two thousand eighteen is super low the grizzlies had three technical fouls, though. Well, that's that's a lot. Yeah. That is a lot. Yes. Yeah. He got somehow one player got three time sheet of Wallace came out of retirement and put in join the the. Him not even talking to the draft the ejection from the game. He just stares at him. He'd probably said unders read refuse mighty goes time away. She says nothing nothing, and he goes wack, you're out he go. Instead, they one of those teammates because we need hardly. He was pointing at me trying to use staring at me trying to intimidate me. I wasn't gonna have like anyone's trying to too many. He just stared you for a half a second. Are you? Sure that he's not a that Rasheed. Wallace is in a ventriloquist though. He could have said something without moving his lips, you know, given like. But you heard it because the ref was might Gareth. He's no ref was might to hurt him. Yeah. Well, you know, I don't know. I'm just trying to give old Rasheed loss benefit of the doubt. How about gone defending him? You're saying he said something. John giving him the benefit of the doubt. That's true. I'm giving the ref the benefit of the doubt rest never get enough benefit. So the doubt. So you're kidding, right? Why don't we move on Wigan? Would you talk about next? I don't know. I'm like a Barbie girl in Barbara world. Let's go bolted pelicans bulletin plastic. It's fantastic. I own I don't know the rest of that song. So it said that you do does your wife seeing that song weird song, dude? While your kids are gonna be singing one day. Anyways. Pelicans win this one oh, seven ninety eight. It was a pretty great game for anything. Davis. Thirty two points, fifteen rebounds, seven assists. Ju- holiday also, seventeen points, ten rebounds, nine assists. Almost a triple double for him. I like you can make you could call a band, Anthony Davis in the pelicans, you know. That's like a cool band. The you know, I think they would get sued. Oh. Well, what if it was just the Anthony Davis in the actual pelicans on the team? You know, it was if it was then that's fine. But if it's just a random bad ban. The got the got like popular, then they will have to have probably some ramifications say Anthony Davis. He did. Well, you're saying yes, I mean, fifteen rebounds alone is impressive thirty two. Yeah. Fifteen. Yeah. Seven assists to that's nice game. Yes. Absolutely. By finally, finally get over there losing streak. They had lost six straight. Lou good for them. Congratulations. You we should have a party. So any any other notable performances from that game? No. I almost had a triple double. I talked about that seventy seventy nine I said thirty two fifteen seven for Davis seventeen ten nine for holiday a LeVine had twenty two five and four. I mean, there wasn't really. Much else to talk about when Carter. No is really throwing you off when there's two guys named holiday in the both have the letter j just an injury. Yeah. But like see like, I have the stats here. And I had to go back and forth. Look look at my phone. Real quick. I go back and forth. The name doesn't change the point guards. Yeah. It's really Rosie off. I'm like is my phone brothers too. So get seventeen points. I I'm pretty sure they're blowed brothers. But I'm gonna make sure they do everything the same. You know that mean, I don't know. But let's move onto the seventy Sixers in the Pacers. Sure. Sixers finally in the road struggles, they get a road win against the Pacers. Justin holiday is his brother, by the way. It's confirmed Pacers loses game two the Sixers one hundred to ninety four Joel Embiid, twenty points, ten rebounds. But Ben Simmons very close having a triple double another near triple double. We saw a couple of these last night sixteen ten in eight for Ben Simmons Markelle Foltz, though, he continues to struggle seven points. Twenty six minutes night. He was three seven. I'm worried about him if I'm a famous seventy Sixers fan. Yeah. I am too. Because he's the first overall pick. He should not be playing like Anthony, Ben, and he should be playing like, Kyrie Irving. You know? It's crazy g Riddick was over seven from three last night. He is normally a knock down three point shooter. Yeah. Over seven is pretty rough and he's still got ten points. But he also shot thing. He had free throws yeti six. Throws. So oh depot. Just obviously. He he had a great game. He led the Pacers with thirty six point six boards, seven assists of the ninety four points. He scores thirty six of them fourteen to thirty shooting, although he was only four fourteen from three. So maybe not his best most efficient sentence wise. Yeah. He could have a lot more. But he was phenomenal. How dancers like his Dow's leg you could gone like fifty points on make those threes. Yeah. He was ten of sixteen from two and then four fourteen from three so guess, he's not really a three point shooter. Now officially yeah. His his three point shot wasn't wasn't clicking on all cylinders last night. But to be fair the Pacers really weren't clicking on all cylinders as the only shot thirty nine percent as a team and twenty six percent from three. So definitely not a good night for the pacer shooting. Weiss? Absolutely not now, but they do. They do fall seven and five though, they're a good start to their season to try and figure out what their records, and it wasn't showing me BS Sonal five. It's pretty rough. I mean, just you can't really can't really fall back in the in either conference and falling back in Eastern Conference, especially feels like it's hard to get back up from. So what do you say we take a break we come back with finish up last night's games? Okay. We got a lot more games talk yet. We'll talk about a key game coming up tonight out on the west coast. And then what we can do and segment three. We're going to talk about Duke basketball. Because last time we we were here. It was on the eve of dukes first game. We'll talk about that game. And I'm going to ask the question Kinley beat a certain NBA team. We'll be right. He will ask the question. Will you right pack ran for this. 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We've just talked about the few games that are going on in the world of sports of basketball yesterday. Like that world is sports of basketball that made sense. And we got mortgages talk about what's the next thing on the agenda. Mark, let's talk about the Mavericks and the jazz to we have to we do. Let's talk about how the jazz improved a five win six loss not the start they wanted. But at least they get a win last night one seventeen one oh two. I did want to note though, Luca Danni sich another could game for the rookie. Thirty five minutes. Played he scored twenty four points on fourteen shots, very efficient three or four from three six boards, two assists. He's having a pretty good start to is. Ricky Rubio had a double double himself, ten points, twelve assists. Gotcha. What do you think about Luca's start to his career though? Are you impressed? All it starts solid. Start solid numbers. Solid numbers. Can't complain think. You'd say he's the front runner at today right for rookie of the year, he edges eight and for sure. To eat determined for me. Yeah. Tv determined. But as right now. Who'd you say he's impressed. You more than eighteen or Bagley or Trey young or Jaren Jackson junior back these not starting. Trayvon's sloppy it soon games. So. Yeah. Good dancers. Yeah. That makes sense. Yes. So the jazz win though, were you mentioned Rubio had a double double with speaking of other rookies the kings in the raptors played raptors when this one one fourteen one of five improve to eleven and one that's pretty darn impressive. That is very Leonard. Or turns to the lineup today or yesterday had a twenty five eleven in two game twenty five points, load, rebounds, two assists. Sure as you balk at had a fourteen points, fourteen assists. Kyle Lowry was sixteen points and eight assists to his credit. Search a bucket was only six ten west. I after being Twenty-three of twenty-five in his previous two games. So that's a terrible performance. Right. Yeah. Like, guess so. So fourteen fourteen on ads for Bagley. The second overall pick in the draft thirteen point three rebounds. Not the best kind of numbers, but still still solid for the for the rookie. I mean, yeah, he's been impressive. Frank mason. Also off the bench play pretty decent healing at two points to rebounds, three assists. But he only had seven minutes of play. So we did a lot in those seven minutes. I feel like you should get more playing time. That's just my opinion. But Bohdan Madonna inch return to the lineup with the kings to after a knee injury. He got he was very overwhelmed by the ovation. He got going in so good for him. But you gotta look at the raptors letting them one this team looks like they won't lose another game home almost eighty one in one. Should we just call Reynaud e one and one? Yeah. Probably not. But man, you're right, though, they've been super impressive not just Kuwait Leonard who had a good game. But a Baca has been playing great Siaka. He's an interesting player that doesn't get a lot of talk. But he was really good last night. And then you got Carlyle or Carlyle, Kyrie Irving, almost I almost kyri Larry that was weird Kyle if they had a baby together if Kyle Lowry is or they fusion like dragon ballsy, he's playing a very high level right now. And if he continues to play like that and Kawai continues the public that and the rest of those role players do their jobs. They could definitely make it to the NBA finals. I think right now, they're the most impressive team the Eastern Conference. Oh, hands down. You gotta go village. Eunice coming off the bench that is not a bad player. That's a double double off your bench, and he can do it. He can do it in twenty twenty five minutes every night because he's a rebounding machine or thirty thirty five minutes or forty forty five minutes or sixty sixty five. At last night, twenty minutes play the seven and ten night absolute per super efficient game for him. And the nobody is a great player off the bench to have to as he can defend. Just a nice swing man. The raptors are looking real solid. Jeff, the raptors are looking like the predators that they are their mascot is. Isn't that? How it works? Yeah. So what other game which I talk about other games talk about. That's an interesting question. Let's go to the Nixon hawks Nixon Hawkes. Okay. Nick, we had talked about a little my no that's boring game. We had talked about it next beat the hawks one twelve one. Oh, seven trae young fifteen points, five assists, eight or five rebounds, eight assists, me put goes six and nineteen from the field. So it doesn't have the best game. And but then you look on the other side, Tim Hardaway junior thirty four points. But eight of twenty two the reason he got thirty four points was a sixteen for twenty from the line, which is absolutely incredible. And another rookie out of Arizona. Lonzo cheer, sixteen points for rebounds. So pretty good game for him as well. Yeah. Maybe the most forgivable game of the night to your the most forgettable given in the night thinks. Yes, you're welcome. Trae young. I'm glad they're letting him play a lot of minutes. So just let them struggle at. I'm good through good games who have terrible games. But for for him. It's just important to get a lot of minutes this year in kind of hone in on his skills. And you know, make his future is bright as possible with the experience that he gained from this year. How 'bout we transitioned to thunder the fill the thunder going feel like? We go the heat for thir- thunder. I than heat. So we'll go thunder. I ninety five eighty six as they beat Cleveland. Cleveland falls to one in ten. They are the opposite of the raptors ninety five eighty six again, Westbrook. Did not play as he is Rhoda goes twenty eight points, though. Yeah. It game for for him in in replacement of Westbrook. And we saw Paul George eighteen and seven really this game, though is mostly about how bad the Cleveland. Cavaliers are. Yes, they are bad. They are absolutely not a good basketball team, especially when Kevin love is injured. So that's how much of a factor. Lebron James is when he lose him. You're just you're dead in the water there rookie point guard calling Sexton lead their team in points. Fifteen points. He had two rebounds one assist we saw JR Smith get to play and start yesterday thirteen points. Yeah. This team shot. Thirty seven percent the shot twenty nine percent from three the Cleveland. Cavaliers are on the verge of maybe setting some bad records this year. We'll see how this season kind of plays out. Yeah. Absolutely. Then we got the heat and the Spurs he upset the Spurs ninety five eighty eight Sean Whiteside. Holy moly. Guacamole Twenty-nine points, twenty rebounds in nine blocks. He could've got one more block for the most interesting triple double of the year. You know, how we were talking about how sometimes pad their stats like they'll go for that extra run. What if one of his players took a shot, and he swatted him. He was like I need my tenth. But I'm pretty sure I wouldn't count. So would it count as a miss shot for the guy who shot it? I don't really know. I I don't think it's ever happened before. So I don't it's not like it's semi pro will Ferrell stop some to get corn dogs. What would happen? If you shot the ball in your teammate swatted, it would you discount count you as a Mishaan that one? I would unfortunately would beat the crap out of my team may say how can you do it? What if it was an accident? How do you accidentally swat somebody? I have I can tell you how to guys go for the rebound one guy grabs it and puts back, but the other guy has his hand up as he's coming down like it. How high is he jumpy still in the air? And after that. Yeah. Like, maybe a small guy in a big guy next to each other. Okay. If it ever happened if a player accidentally ever swaps there swats their own teammate. I will it's happened. If it had happened in it's happened before like not those some of those were intentional by accident. Like, oh by accident. I meet a bulky next time that happens I will wear a dress to work. So if I can find a clip in the next it has to happen. Yeah. In the next few days, like if I find like in the next few days in you'll wear a dress to work. It can't be from like the European league. No. If I find an NBA player that accidentally boxes own player, then that happens from here on out, then you'll wear a dress the following show. I guess I don't know who that who's gonna want to see me into. I don't have a dress. But you will you said you would. Yeah. Okay. Fine. I'll wear dress happen. Oh, it'll have probably happened in tonight. ESPN talk number one, man. NBA player boxes teammate in. You'll be like, oh my God it happened. All right. I would quit. Actually, quit the heat. He upset the heat win this game. And they don't even have drug itch or Wayne weighed in this game. Which is interesting. Yeah. That game losing you some of your key players. He's a big factor in your defeat or victory. Yeah. So ninety five eighty eight what game. Do we have left? Do. We talk about the pistons and magic. Did we talk about them or I don't think we did Drummond had twenty three and nineteen. I know we didn't talk about that. That's twenty and five himself. Pretty good. Pretty good for knee a had a twenty-seven for the magic Aaron Gordon with fifteen ten and impress your. He had that sweet alleyoop. Maybe that was the other guy. I'm not sure. But bottom line. The fact of matter is pistons are good magic or not to we need to do need go on with that. Yeah. I mean, I think the pistons are okay? I don't know. We'll see if they're good. But they're definitely better than the magic. No question that frontline of Griffin and drumming they're always going to fill up the stat, points and rebounds. So a tough ask when you play against them for your big men. But what do you say we take a look at tonight's? There's a big game tonight in the NBA there is. Yeah. Milwaukee and the Greek freak Jaanus and tuna Cuco they travel out with phrase, you got that. Right. They travel out west play Golden State who will be without dream on green. Do you think the bucks employment up say here? Very interesting question, though, what do you think? No dream on sounds like the bucks. Don't have any injury news. I mean that sounds like three months only notable injury of this matchup. Yeah. He's going to be a factor in what they're missing. So what you're going to be watching this game? Absolutely. This the world will be watching. I wonder how Milwaukee will play the warriors. I wouldn't be surprised if they stole win here. But you know, because dream was out playing it's going to be the warriors win. But they still the win run away. It's gonna be tough who's going to guard the Greek freak will be Durant. No way Durant's guarding him. So who will be nobody don't wanna will stop them. So they'll just all step aside when he gets the ball them. Basically what's going to happen? Somebody's going to have to try. I wouldn't be surprised if it's Durant because I don't really know who else would be IGA dolla off the bench. Maybe he tries his hand stopping Jaanus. Maybe they try and put Klay Thompson on them. But I mean, they could try, but they will not be successful. Yeah. It will be a bad time. I think forever for whoever tries. But on the other side, you got curry Durant who's gonna guard them, right? So it'd be a fun game tonight. I think I'm looking forward to it. Any other notable games that are happening tonight. Rockets thunder. Yeah. I mean, though, both are playing pretty sloppy. So I'm not gonna call it a big game big time game anymore. You could definitely call. I would say Celtics and sons is more interesting because eighteen versus a dominant Eastern Conference team in the Celtics. Yeah. For sure how about Celtics they played tonight against the sun's. But they put the jazz tomorrow night dads can be a funny into watch. Also, very fun game to watch will not be any of the other games. Seventy Sixers play at Memphis on Saturday night. Rockets at Spurs. Some interesting match ups there. Yeah. Definitely Lakers kings renew their their rivalry spits. Pin spin sixteen years, man. We'll Bronco now. Enter that revelry. I mean, it's still robbery. Yeah. Absolutely bucks nuggets on Sunday. That is a big game between two to offer teams two loss teams. That's pretty cool. I li- like when to the best teams go head to head. So we'll see how each home do. Yeah. Yeah. But what do you say? 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GSM see podcasts dot com back slash m dash podcast. Don't forget them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Busy GSM, see podcasts dot com for more info. And welcome back to the GMC basketball podcast. We just finished talking about all the games to be happening yesterday today and tomorrow in the weekend. Now, we're really onto college basketball, Duke. Basically destroys Kentucky the number two team the nation to the number fourteen in the nation by one eighteen to eighty four. And this begs the question hold on. Hold on hold on before we get to your question. Okay. Let's talk about the game. They dominate eighteen eighty four coach Cal Peiris worse loss coach Duke with their three impressive freshman Zion. Williamson who you all know RJ Barrett. Who's the godson of Steve Nash and other top five high score crew Cam reddish all with their debut in college basketball, and they did not disappoint RJ bear had thirty three points. Thirty two minutes for rebounds, six assists Zion. Williamson the freak that he is critically. That guy is a monster. Twenty eight points, seven rebounds, two assists. And then camera tish twenty two points to rebounds, three assists. These guys combined for eighty three points of dukes. One eighteen how impressive was their debut. Jeff. Yeah. It was more than impressive. It was a statement that this team is not to be trifle with and should be the number one team nation. Right, right. We knew about Zion. We knew about these players like we know about the Duke hype. But to see them do this on opening night against Kentucky a very very good team. Maybe their biggest threat to win a national championship was a statement in itself. Are we witnessing the beginning of an undefeated NCWA season? I. Win by thirty four points against one of the top five teams in the country on opening night. Well, I'm gonna counter your question with another question, although done we're going to get to your question. I know you're gonna ask, but we got to build that up a little bit. No, we don't are. We looking at an undefeated season. I don't see it happening because of this around sixty four because hasn't happened since the seventies. And when it happened with any any there was no around sixty four just thirty two. And the fact of the matter is that there's a lot more games to be played and Islam more. And that's such a tough deal. It's such pill swallow because his team can I think has the capabilities that doing it. But it's not gonna happen. Yeah. Do you? So do you think that they'll lose in the tournament or do you think that they'll lose before the tournament? The lose one game before the turn. But just one I don't know when I don't know where but I feel would you say that they're going to that they're easily the favorite to win the national championship now. Oh, hands down. Do you think it's ridiculous? At college basketball puts out preseason rankings. Yeah. Kinda it's kind of pointless, isn't it? But you have to have to like, so you rank every we'll make sure games are. So I kinda I kinda think it's dumb for bass for football to do it. But I understand it in football because most of the players for college football returning players. Whereas they do get an influx of freshmen. But it's not like the freshman make the team like they make the team good or batter. Great from good to great. But in college basketball in, you know, this as well as I do a freshman can just completely change a teams outlook when she agree with that. True. Absolutely. Just bottom line is. I haven't seen this like this like fab five levels. Zion is an athletic freak of nature. I feel like I feel like he is a bigger athletic force at this age than when Bron James was and we'll Brown James that is arguable. Absolutely. Yeah. And what Bron James granted he didn't play college. But his his rookie year in the NBA. He wasn't the LeBron that he was three or four years down the road in terms of he was still growing his body was getting bigger. I mean, he was you look at the you look at the film back then the games that will Brown played his rookie year. He's a little bit skinnier. He's not skinny. But I mean, he's not the LeBron that we see now the robot that he is now, you know, Ganic mecca mecca. What's the word? I'm looking for mecca Meko mak-. Lebron? So Braun is Zion is basically Braun what he would probably have been in. If you put college this team looks phenomenal. They're five hundred to one or excuse me, a plus five hundred five hundred one that would be incredible. They're push five hundred to win the national championship right now. Which is there? The odds on favourite. Segovia ahead. Now that question that you were been dying. Tina my mind. Yeah. Right. You can't go back now. All right, fine. Do you see Hupa blue devils defeating an NBA team? So I, but we'll just say the Cleveland Cavaliers as the worst team show one. I don't I don't think I don't. Why? But you think it's like a blowout. Oh, yeah. It would definitely be. You are delusional, sir. I don't think I'm the delusional one in this com. Sorry, I think it'll be leased a close game. Maybe they will win, but it will be close now fifty points. Yes. Probably be at least fifty point win tweet at Mark Hella gets it to say that he's wrong because I know I got the majority of these people on my side. I don't think millions. And millions of people watching will say that you sir are overreacting when you fifty point margin. No, absolutely not. But you think that they would win in a game. It's a good potential. It can happen if they played ten times how many times you give them the win. The Cleveland cavalier, the do PU devils against the Cleveland Cavaliers how Cleveland's been playing. How many times? Five five. And I'm delusional. We're talking about pros. Yeah. Bad prose still pros. Those all that. Those starting lineup is giving pros. You kidding me? The three of them will be for sure. Five of them. We'll be right. But we also see guys that went to Duke that aren't exactly great NBA players. Grayson Allen has been a starter. And he's not even notable for the jazz. You know what I mean? Yeah. Grayson Allen is a very different player than any one of those players. But what I'm saying is not all five players are going to be like the best players in the NBA at from at that draft class. You know, what I mean, yet three of the kids are top five recruits for sure I just think you think that pros vs colleges so far outside the link. It's funny, but it's not true. It's pretty true, man. I mean, I get it. Maybe Zay on in reddish and bear it can help an NBA team today that I don't disagree with. But. No, there's there's them not them working together. Can't beat an MBA team. That's what you're saying guys like Kevin love and Tristan. Thompson would just dominate Duke. They would they would. I didn't talk about the if they were healthy. I'm talking about the team starting five right now for the Cleveland cow right now, even right now, I was just talking about delusional, sir. I I hope that somebody tweets me and tells me that I'm wrong here. I would love to hear it any celebrities are NBA players, listen to our podcast pleased home. He's he's wrong. MBA players would definitely not side with you. Zay on. Lebron James second coming. I'm sure he probably is in. He probably will be a great MVP player. College players. You probably will agree with me. Yeah. I'm sure analyst like actual analysts that work through this stuff have things we're living. Please tell him how he's Brown with about fifty point margin. I understand losing sure. Fifty point margin. That's crazy is it. Yes. That's they're not like playing against children. They really are the plan against guys are gonna be the NBA next season. Yep. Yes. Yes. They are. And we see players that are playing in the NBA that are rookies that are really good like eight in like, Luca Danni sich like Bagley and all their teams are really bad. Yeah. They somehow I think you're wrong. I think you're dead wrong on this. I mean, you can say whatever you want. But I'm not I'm not on the losing end of this argument. President prove me wrong. He is president. Yeah. Exactly. He's presidents effect. Yes. Anyways. In fact, that ain't team can beat any team at any time. I don't even know what that means any team can win a game at any time. Yeah. But you what you're saying what you're saying. Is you just said that half the time that they would win. You're telling me that they are just as good as Cavaliers when you say half the time. Right. If you predict one team to be another team half as many tire. Also, I'll say I'll say with confidence that this team can go undefeated in NC the boy. Yeah, sure. I think Duke, I think Duke has a good chance going to feed it. I don't think they will. Because you know, they play a tough conference, but national champions, they have to be the favorite. This is incredible group of talent they've assembled for this level. So what do you say we take a break? Okay. When we get back. I will be still write about about the Duke blue devils beating the. Clears wrong. I don't think so man, anyways, we will be right back right after this. Hey, sports fans football season's here. And it's time to get in on the action. With my bookie. Mybookie is the industry leading sports betting website that offers real Vegas odds on football baseball, and all your favorite sporting events. You can take a side the total or even fantasy points props. Mybookie. Let you bet online and wind bay did the game already kickoff. Don't sweat it. Mybookie has in game live betting on every major league and event even east sports. There's no better time to join my bookie then today. 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And welcome back to the GMC basketball podcast one the final stretch now for the day. We've been talking about every game that's happening last couple of days, including the games coming up for this weekend meals at Duke to bait over if they beat the Cavaliers and now we're moving onto other news in notes that we should talk about most notably the NF NBA all-star draft is going to be televised. Are you going to be watching Mark? We don't know if it's going to be televised. But it is essentially. Yeah, I think that'd be pretty cool. Lebron is on board with he's talking about how it would be cool there. He doesn't see a downside is basically what he said. And I agree with them. I think that's good TV I think that's fun. The NBA has been trying to do things that's makes their players more visible more. Interactive with the fans, I see it as a good move. What do you think? I like it too. It's something different. I believe the NHL does is to they do draft any posted on or they have it on television. So it's not that the sound like a brand new idea. But it's a smart idea. Yeah. Do you see any downside to this happening? The stadium collapsing. And hurting people that's about it. This think it'll be fun for the fact that you you see guys interact with each other, it might create like some fun little Ravel's like, you know, maybe Damian Lillard it'll be like, you know, LeBron's like you should've picked me. No like in. And then when they play against other in a real NBA game. It'd be like, yeah. That was for for that time when you chose kyri over me during the all star draft. So I think that's cool. I think it's fun. It gives a fan something tune in bet would you watch. It would you go out of your way to watch it. I would have it on in the background. Doing chores have it on in the background. Yeah. It is not a thing. I would watch like with total like no one bothered me type deal. It's not like the NFL draft for the NBA draft. It's not the regular draft. No, not the regular draft. You know, maybe like an hour like of something fun like that or they interact with each other. Where they would meet maybe like a gym or something or maybe at Waco restaurant. Yeah. Just have some watching them eat dinner yet entertaining. I don't know. It would be fun though, if they were doing something fun like other than playing basketball. So what going to a club in dancing? What you're getting out? You know, like, maybe bowling or something? Something fun where they're all hanging out. Okay. How about they go on a yacht? Like what? Yeah. That'd be cool. I mean what what's the alternative sitting in chairs in empty, Jim? Like, okay. Why pick you pick me? Okay. I wanted to talk to you pick me. That's how it's gonna work. I want to talk about the ball family for a moment. Sure. Lamelo is will mill n liangelo leaving with Wayne yoga Mila will be enrolling at the spire prep academy in Geneva, Ohio. He will be returning back to high school basketball. Do you think this is a good move for for lamelo at least to come back and play in the states and leave with a win? You. Yeah. I can agree with that. But you know, it was it was weird from the beginning when he moved onto what was what country Luthuania. And then did you see they had a reality show too? And he was like ball in the family or something something stupid. And then lavar is like, oh, no my son should be starting like, I'm sorry. You cannot tell professional basketball coach. I don't care what country and want to do. You're not a coach. And I, you know, one of the reasons I think he's not really involved in Lonzo ball anymore. Not talking about him because leaker Stolnis shut his mouth guaranteed. I almost guarantee it. So spire academy in Ohio. Michigan state commit rocket. Watts. Yeses aim is rocket watts. I love those parents naming him there in five star junior. Isaiah Jackson play there. So there is some good players that he'll be around. We'll get to see how rocky guy please have to play the rockets, please he has to play the rockets. Well, if the rockets give up four first round picks, and I don't think he will. But we'll we'll see if they are that's still on the table. I mean, I feel like it should be should be off the table by Nabis has it's been like two weeks. I mean, if you offered it, and they they haven't treated, but we're I feel like that's kind of their way back. You know? We'll see. And then liangelo the other ball, the one that what did he do again, if he he went to Wayne you too? But he's not going to be on. Crime. If some cleaned, right? He's still something in China. Right. Yeah. Any almost but UCLA with place. Why would you? Never mind. So back to college. He's actually going to Julie because he can't. Right. Right. Right. So he's okay. What team is he signed? I'm not sure as of yet. I might be out there. But I wanted to talk about we talked about earlier dream on green. He won't be playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. So his defensive player of the year. Candidacy will not get a boost tonight because he would have been able to Gardy on us at least at tempt to maybe that would have put them play one more game with each other. That's how it works. Right. Yes. They will. The toronto. Raptors Norman Powell he's likely to miss four to six weeks with a left shoulder injury. He signed a four year forty two million dollar contract with Toronto and at a bunch of taxes to that though. He he is not playing for four to six weeks. Also, the Milwaukee books they might be getting some salary cap relief as Moore's Attila Tova had a career ending injury. While three-times Tila Tova, Mercer TOTO vich Moore's attorney, which not that. So he is owed ten million on his contract. He had a career ending injury in. It. 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Best of The Herd: 03/01/2019

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

43:32 min | 2 years ago

Best of The Herd: 03/01/2019

"Thanks for listening to the best of her podcast. Be sure to catch us live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon Pacific on Fox Sports radio NFS one. Find your local station for the hurt at Fox Sports radio dot com or stream it live every day on the iheartradio app. By searching heard is the best of the herd with Colin cowherd on Fox Sports radio. What up welcome in? This is the heard wherever you may be in. However, you may be making as part of your Friday. Thanks so much alongside the very talented joy Taylor. I'm Doug Gottlieb billion for Colin cowherd. It is March, which of course, is the greatest college basketball and arguably sports month of the year. And man did the end of February go out with a boom we actually have baseball talk about with a record breaking contract, Bryce Harper. We got football talk about with calamari being dollar than people thought that he. Was and Jason Witten leaving the broadcast booth. We'll get back to that. We got basketball to talk about with outstanding. College hoops, huge upset on Fox Sports one last night. And of course, the NBA tonight, LeBron the older model against Yoenis the newer model. We're starting to get into. Hey, Lakers or must win territory. They've competed well against the top of the league. Now, you're getting the team with the best record in the league at home tonight. We got a lot of things to get to more than two joy. How are you? Good morning. What was your reaction when you heard the Jason Witten was leaving the Monday night football booth after just one year? I was very surprised and curious surprise because that's a huge job to leave an even bigger job to take leaving the NFL. So you would think that that's something you're very very committed to and curious because I don't know what to expect from him after a year off from football, which I think everyone is just. Assuming he's going to pick up where he left off and mentally and as far as you know, teaching abilities and locker room guy and all that. I'm sure it will be seamless. But the football field stuff is what I'm not. Sure. Yeah. You don't get faster. Everybody else does a year away after every sixty three catches. But not looking great doing it. It's it's going to be fascinating. Well, listen, I agree with you. I was surprised and look none of us are blind Deford dumb. Oftentimes people who've sat analysts chair are a little bit more reasonable in terms of their analysis of it. It's a hard gig. It's a hard gig to do especially when you're judged by the entire world. You're the only game you're a standalone game. Whereas if you're on a Sunday at one o'clock or four o'clock game, you know, even if there's some other big guys on there's parts of the country that don't hear you everyone hears, and it's Monday night football, which has been synonymous with the very top in the field whether or not they they don't get the Super Bowl only get one playoff game. But the fact is being a standalone game, everyone parse every word you have. And when you're compared against your former quarterback Tony Romo, it's really hard because everybody loves Romo and look there's flaws in the hiring for ESPN. They had a completely green crew. Like as much as everyone loves booger McFarland. He never called NFL games. Is that much is everybody loves Joe test tour? He never called an NFL game. There's no NFL chops. No equity with the audience. It was hard. And he rightfully got some criticism. But it makes no sense to leave one of those four chairs, right? It's why I sat here in this very chair before before cowherd ever got a chance to comment on it. When Tony Romo left playing in the NFL to be the lead broadcaster lead Kellerman analyst for CBS. They said he's not going back. Because once you have that share you're at the you're at the top of the mountain. You didn't have to climb. It had to fight you'd have to wait for a guy to retire. You leapfrogged a bunch of steps you didn't have to ESPN news overnight. Right. You didn't have to call NFL Europe. You'd have to slog it out. You got one of those big chairs never give it up. So on many levels. It makes no sense. They were going to try and figure out a way to make it work. He would have been better as time. Time went on. They likely would have moved booger McFarland into the booth now would have been a good three man booth in. We would've started on. Okay. You know, what I I understand the Witten thing he would have gotten better our expectations would have lessened. They would have grown together as a as a crew he and a four year. It makes no sense to leave one of the four big chairs covering the biggest professional sport in the industry. To go back to playing tight end for the Dallas Cowboys on less. Hey, why did Josh mcdaniels changes mind from the Indianapolis Colts where he might or might not have had Andrew luck member? At the time, we'd know about intellectual. Why would he go back to the New England Patriots? Do we really believe it's because Bill Belichick was gonna open up his vault of knowledge or was it a wink deal for he's the guy? It feels like we're all missing that. If you just look in a in a vacuum, the Aleve. Monday night football to go back to the Dallas Cowboys with a one year deal three and a half million where you're making more money with an easier job. That's a thirty year. Look being a broadcaster Monday night football or in any of these. It's like it's like a lifetime appointment, it's like being a federal judge the those guys they he might not have had Monday night football after four years, but it's not like they were gonna fire him. And if he decided if if they mutually decided to partways their other networks, they would have hired him to do maybe lesser games. Why would you walk away from what feels like a layup? AT week eighteen months seventeen Monday night, even seventeen Mondays but seventeen gays plus one playoff game. Why would you walk away? And then you start to think about it. Jason Garrett last week. Was not renewed. There was no extension on his contract. Heck if you go back, and you listen to Jerry Jones and his son. They have said we're in win now mode. We're kind of improve it mode. And then you start to think wait a second. Cal and more is the new offense coordinator he's been with the Dallas Cowboys with Jason Witten. John kitten is the quarterback coach. He's been the backup quarterback with Jason Witten. Rob Marinelli's doing a good job with that defense. All they'd have to do is change out head coach and tight end. And remember Jerry only hires. Jerry's guys he's hired outsiders in the past Bill. Bill Parcells did a good job. But they didn't get along. Jimmy, Johnson course works here did the best job. Jerry wants Jerry's guys. Cowboys I wanna cowboy the cowboy head coach. That's what he's got. Now. And this is part of what Jerry has done previously. You go back to thirteen two thousand thirteen season. There were eight the missed the playoffs for the third straight year under Jason Garrett. Go back and look their offense coordinator was Bill Callahan. Their defensive coordinator Monte kiffin, even their special teams coach all three coordinators had previously worked for Jon Gruden. When Jon Gruden was a head coach in Oakland Bill Callahan, or in Tampa, Monte kiffin. And what he put in place was, hey, look, he's in Garrett thing doesn't work out. I'll just slide. John gruden's already got his guys in place. Why would why? Would you leave one of the top four positions? The chairs analyst for Monday night football dandy. Don Meredith all the way to John Madden to Jon Gruden. Why would you leave that to go back to the Cowboys? Take a listen to douse more news columnist Matt Moseley my radio show, which is follows us one twelve to three Pacific three to six eastern on most your Fox Sports radio affiliates. Why would you leave take listener met Moseley? This gets him out of the booth into the Cowboys locker room where he's comfortable, and then we can see if Jason Witten becomes the future. Head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Now, look, I actually think you're more valuable to a team if like Jon Gruden you're going and watching everybody else prac- talking to every other coach you understand the of the league but being a plant for ownership for the general manager. Foot to be in the future. Head coach already having kind of the deity status that he has in Dallas, the only thing that would make sense to leave a supreme court. Justice like lifetime appointment of being a color analyst with no chops at all Monday night football in the second year of a four year guaranteed deal. Is if he got a promise. That he's the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys. It's the only thing that makes like look does it make sense that he didn't like criticism shore that here's a guy that, you know, back when they were players Tony Romo got all the heat, and he got all the praise and now Tony Romo gets all the praise that he gets some of that. And I'm sure some of it is in fun when you know, you want to be out there playing and you don't have it fully out of your system. Like, I get all that. But the Cowboys had they built up Blake jar when they're probably going to draft a tight end. Like, look he raised the pregnant woman two years ago and came in thirty he was not running particularly well. So the idea that simply because he missed football and wants to get back on a football field and wants to be in that locker room. Like, okay. Okay. You don't want to be a shell of your former self? You're more likely to get hurt as well as being effective as we're all joys. Rightfully like anybody else questioning what he has left in the tank. To me the only possible reasonable explanation for dude. You don't give up that job. Don't ever make them fire. You if you die in that share great. That's good life. Well lived. The only thing that makes sense is if Jerry who has done this before he tried to put it in place for Jon Gruden is if Jerry said, you're Magai be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio affects one and the iheartradio app yesterday. Always interesting to see guys through measurements. I don't know if he did the tiptoes thing. I don't know if he had thick thick socks, but I was told from several sources like, hey calories. Like just a hair under five ten. He's like five nine in three quarters or five nine and seven eighths, whatever yesterday he measures in at five ten and one eighth whichever. So much better. Right. This much like okay now he can Blake quarterback in the National Football League. Now, we're good. Isn't that the Olympics? There's the famous Jerry Seinfeld deal about the Olympics. Right. The difference between a gold medalist and fourth places like greatest guy in the world never heard of him. You know, it's it's it's like that. It's literally that much. But I kinda think we're sort of missing a little bit of the point on Cuyler Murray. The thing about this for a second low calorie was, and I believe I sat in this chair or on that cheer -joyed. I said calendar is gonna win the Heisman calamari is Doug Flutie with Mike Vick, south lettuces. And what's happened is because his measurements are similar not the same hand size, much smaller. He slightly smaller and actually weighed a little bit more to seven as opposed to two four. Russell wilson. Like, well, look if Russell Wilson can win a Super Bowl in play in another one Kyla Murray should be your number one overall pick. That's the correlation. We're making. There's a couple of different parts to it. Which are interesting. I think we would agree that Russell Wilson drew Brees. And even Baker Mayfield are outliers. Now. Can we say the league has changed over the last ten fifteen? Yeah. Like a blind, man. With could see the league is changing. It's evolving on the other hand. You have some of these older quarterbacks that have stood the test of time. I mean, look at Philip rivers. He started was two hundred and seven consecutive games. And he can't move at all he was he was a bad athlete before he tours ACO before he was in his mid thirties. Now, he's terrible at the buddies a really good quarterback because you don't have to have the type of athleticism that Keiler has in order to have long sustained success. You still throw from the pocket. That's where your successes. And so the idea that a an undersized quarterback, which is what he is whether he's five nine and three quarters or five ten and whether a guy who weighs roughly two hundred pounds probably below like, I think the reason he didn't run yesterday, which I would like to see them, which is he probably put on weight for the combine. But he knows that that weight is going to hurt his forty time. And he Baker Mayfield told me at the Super Bowl. He's a four to guy. So maybe he's a four three guy. But if you're running with fifteen extra pounds, you're probably a four four four five guy, regardless of which whatever is is is he would have to be an outlier in order to be successful in the NFL. And this reminds me of the United need college guy. Do you need college? I don't know if you absolutely positively need to graduate from college. And I understand that. There's a lot of reasons some people never make it to college. Parents can't afford it. They grew up in an environment where it's not valued or they have a troubled childhood. They're moving around houses or they simply don't have not. Everyone's educational base is like our own. Sometimes schools don't provide the right level of core. Curriculum in order to help kids do well in the standardized test or maybe just not again not valued. And so people like to point out encountered, never never graduated eastern Washington. And he's as successful as anyone has ever been in this business. Steve jobs. Mark Zuckerberg now case they had to actually get into Harvard in order to withdraw from Harvard. Larry Ellison who owns an island, right like how many islands are there in Hawaii? He actually owns one. That's the biggest baller move of all time. You can tell me about Zuckerberg and Bill Gates trying to save the world. Larry Ellison, actually owns one of the Hawaiian islands. That's a mic drop. Isn't it didn't finish college? I did go to the university of Chicago, which is one of the ten best schools in America. But it didn't didn't finish. But if you want to say like a I don't need college. Larry Ellison didn't need college. We did get into university of Chicago. So there was some there was some ability to be comp- one year. It's can you be competitive in highschool in to evaluate on some level, your core education or to get into those schools, but I don't need college guy is a little. Like, I know that through the fifty years of the NFL there's been like five guys smaller than six feet tall who have been successful as quarterbacks in the NFL. But that by definition is an outlier, but here's the other problem. Here's the other problem with the Russell Wilson comparison. Forget about the fact that Russell wasn't had to lose weight before the combine and Cuyler had gain weight or the fact that Russell Wilson has longer arms and is more a little bit more of a pocket thrower. Like, here's what we forget about. Russell wilson. Kyla Murray has a chance to be the number one overall pick in the NFL draft. And how we evaluate the number one pick is different than any other pick especially a third round pick. So if I were to tell you that Kyla Murray comes into the National Football League and this year with the on a cardinals with the air raids game with cliff Kingsbury as their head coach he has nine games of less than two hundred yards passing. He has zero games of three hundred yards passing. Would Cuyler Murray live up to the expectations and hype of being the number one overall pick? No what if in his second season. He had just two three hundred yard passing games and six games below two hundred yards. Would you say that he was a good quarterback to be taken number one overall? Of course, not of course, not. That's a Russell Wilson did. See Russel Wilson. Yes. He's become a very good. Maybe great. But very good quarterback in the National Football League. But he walked into a deal where the head to legion of boom not yet in their prime. They had a great running game of good offensive line. And he didn't have do anything other than hut hut hike hand off the ball and occasionally scramble and complete a pass on third down. The diminutive outlier quarterback. That's become a star in Seattle that coward has moving on what to the giants in a year or two or something because his wife doesn't like Seattle. That's what happened. That our view of him is skewed because we're looking at him now and not understanding the context of where he was taken and how he was protected. Look if column or he goes the cardinals they have no offense of line. None. That's one of the reasons. Josh Rosen was bad last year. None and the expectations in that system is going to be to throw it all the time because that's what Erade quarterbacks do. That's what cliff kings Mary is going to do. So you compound the fact that he's an has to be an outlier a no college can still succeed while Disney didn't go to college. It has happened. Five foot ten quarterbacks have made it. But then you put he's a number one pick potentially playing an assistant where they gonna make him throw. They're not gonna Lau him to develop an Volve as a pro quarterback. Feels like a recipe for disaster to me be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific hides, Colin if you had a chance to try out listerine new ready tabs yet you chew it up until it changes from solid to liquid. Then you swish thoroughly and last you can swallow it no sink needed. If you're on the go like me headed to meetings talking to people face to face knee little confidence boost these will give you that just brushed clean feeling in your mouth anytime anywhere. But to really understand what it's like gotta try yourself. Find listerine ready tabs near the mouthwash section today. Here's what's interesting about LeBron thing that tonight, they take on the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center, and there's going to be a little bit of the older model and newer model right on offense and on defense in granted Jaanus is not. And he may never be the shooter that LeBron is LeBron has become a very good shotmaker after some. Time struggling with his jump shot early in his career. But it's fascinating. You know, there was a quote from the Braun a couple of days ago after they beat the pelicans two nights ago about how teams are going to go at him on defense. And he bring it on like, Julius Randle at thirty five against you. Dude. So I would offer this up we can debate whether or not LeBron is the greatest player of all time. The second greatest player of all time. It's great for TV shows. It's great for radio shows, I host one and I'm guest hosting in here for Colin cowherd. But but sometimes we get lost in the Izzy and all-time great, historically. And is he one of the best players now? And I would offer up that LeBron James so far based upon his play at both ends of the floor. Is not playing like a top ten player in the NBA is just not like his he had a better and more impactful year at both ends of the floor than unison Santana Cuco. No, you can give me the raw stats about how. Well, you know. He's averaging slightly fewer points, and you know, and less assist, less rebounds. Or whatever. But if you watch the other end of the floor, you're trying to hide LeBron James trying to hide him. Doesn't move the same. We're looking at raw stats had a better year than Paul George more impacted both ends of the floor has he had more impact than James harden, then Kevin Durant, then Kuwait Leonard, then Joel Embiid than Nikola Yokich. Than Anthony Davis. Then Steph curry. What if right now in the NBA, though, historically, no question top ten likely a top five and some people's lists. The best player of all time right now in the NBA. Why is LeBron James? Considered a top ten player in the NBA because in the past. He's carried teams in the past. He has this is not the past. This is today. This is two thousand nineteen thirty four years old coming off a groin injury. You show me where he's a top ten player in the NBA. You want to give me his stats? That's fine. I'll give you Russell Westbrook stats. He had another triple double. Lest I didn't win. But if you just want to give me stats, I'll give you he's averaging in triple double for the third straight year. And with that we bring in Chris Broussard, who of course, has his own radio show along with crazy uncle rob Parker where they argue for three hours every night seven tenths from time four to seven Pacific. And of course, you saw on undisputed. You see him on all of our TV shows. Wow, right now, just drop the bomb the godly not really like not really again. Like, this is I don't think it's being as disrespectful to LeBron as a liberal as like like, Nick right right now is probably tweeting furiously. But like the reality of it is like duty. Thirty four contemporaries, are are Dwayne Wade who is you know, petering out in Miami with a miracle 'Second shot a couple of nights ago. And of course, last night Ashkar mellow Anthony, right? Like, those guys aren't even in live. Lebron fell off from tonight forward. He's still has had a tremendous career. He's still a top ten top five. Maybe best player of all more game. More games way. More games than Michael, Jordan. Did Magic Johnson Larry Bird all those guys? I would say looking at C. Lebron hasn't had his good of a season is a lot of those guys on that list. He's not going to be first team all NBA, which is trip. But before he got hurt he was on pace to be first team all MBA. He carried that team to the fourth seed from thirty five win team before to the fourth seed. And I think my feeling is. I still have LeBron is the best player in the world. Here's why I think he's earned the benefit of the doubt to not. He's played nine games since the injury. And you're right. He hasn't looked great. He's looked at Troas at times on defense. But I think he I need to see more of a sample size. If he does not get them into the play offs. And they continue losing to these bad teams in part because of his play then I'll give you. He's not the best player in the world. But I just think he's earned a benefit of the doubt to say. I'm not going to take that mythical title from him after nine games because before the injury the eighteen he missed and the nine games it was arguable. I mean, you were saying Durant. I think at that point. And certainly people could make arguments for the guys, but I think most people still through Christmas day believe LeBron was the best player in the world. And he was carrying that team to a nice. I like look they're seventeen and ten at one point in time. But if we remember back like, okay, we're cut. Out the first ten games where really wasn't entirely. I just I mean part of the whole Lakers thing is they were learning how to play with LeBron. And just as they started to learn how to play with him and with his style. Then he goes out now play without him. Then they come back and by the way, while they're out joy pointed out they've had a litany of injuries. Not just LeBron. And then when they come back now their schedules more difficult. My issue is. We're judging evaluating him against the best players. Some of these losses have been against the worst teams. It's not like they're losing to sound. Like when you're losing with us. The sixers. The Sixers are really good. You know, you lose to the warriors. The warriors are really good. You lose to the grizzlies. The pelicans Hillary's reason they beat the pelicans because Anthony Davis only played twenty minutes. Otherwise, they lose that game. And so I just. Just based upon what the body of work this year against everybody else's body of work at the top. And I would tell you that their body works better. I could art again these last nine games without question. I mean, he hasn't been the same. But I don't know. Did he get out of shape when he was hurt? Did he not know how to respond to the longest absence of his career? You know is he still working his way back light? I think he's earned the right to for the benefit of the doubt a larger sample size. And I typically say you don't become the mythical best player in the world in the regular season. Let's see what you do in the postseason, Tracy McGrady. If you just look at the regular season, he's a hall of Famer, and I think deservedly, so I know you argue that creek but regular season, I think you would be like oh without question. He was a hall of Famer. But then you look at the postseason even know he actually performed well individually he never could lift a team to win. So Jaanus has never won. A playoff series yet. Durant has certainly done it, you know. And that's why if I take if it's not LeBron I would say it's Durant right now based on the postseason. He's performances. He's at rather than is. But if Janas comes out and his great Napoles season. Then I would say it's John More heard heard streams twenty four hours a day seven days a week within the iheartradio app. Search her to listen live or on demand. Whenever you like Galvan for Colin. This is the heard, and this is not so milk. What? There's there's supposed to be silly in my my my lot, and that's not soy milk. I know the difference into sorry. What? I just drink it in your you, like, no, there's no way you could tell the difference between showing milk and regular milk. Yeah. I mean, I get almond milk it in here. But if they tricked me, there's no agonise like tasted another difference. It's phone. Well, you're not a milk connoisseur. Then you can't taste the difference in. So you would you would be able to tell if it was if it was cow milk. What? So you're saying there's regular milk this. Yes. Yeah. Come on Joyce. I mean, I don't know. Cow. Her has the means, but he walks around. I'd I do not I do not. I just I I think that one thing. Milkha Rahman milk. No, I like all the milk. Here's the here's the secret to the soy milk thing. Starbucks soy milk as Vinnie vanilla soy milk. So it's like sweet sweetened as well. I actually liked the almond milk. Just depends on what kind of drink. It's like if I got a cold brew. And I it's already sweetened then I'll put them all on milk in it and a lot of thought into this. I do like the question is a regular mail. Right. Right. No. I went I've gone almond milk. Well, yeah. Yeah. Just the unsweetened normal. Stink. When you played the I don't know if you've ever gotten in this on this network. I need got the other one when he played how much did you weigh? I usually weighed about between two eighty five to ninety pretty much my whole career. And then as soon as you got done you lost away. Yeah. How much you lose? I went down to twenty. How did you drop that way acquitting? Pretty much. There's this thing when you consume less calories than you burn. Yes. I think it science. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure. I think that that is science you bachelor. Wait. It's the craziest damn thing. If you don't eat you don't understand. But like did you like did you give up his car Friday here, by the way, they only had me in on carb Friday this group we have bagels and have pretzel big they used to be salt bagels. Now the pretzel bagels as well as well. Those other bagels that you guys fight over. There's actually like plastic. Well, there's only two us Iago bagels. And that's like they start. They get out. They sharpened the plastics. And then they have the what's the what's the sweet ones, cinnamon raisin, bagel. French toast bagels? French food all wrong this morning. French toast, Big Joe, did you give up carbs? What did you do know? Hai literally quit eating. I literally just quit. I quit lifting quit training. I quit doing everything. And I just quit essentially eating and end up losing Lopez. Here's the flipside of that. I'm heavier right now than I have ever been since the day. I retired. I I wasn't trying to bring that. Oh fan. I did step on the scale the other day. And and then I got to the point where I was like, oh my goodness. I need to get back on they don't eat anymore because I'm way too much layer three times SuperBowl champion joining us. Five foot ten and an eighth. Two hundred and seven pounds nine and a half inch span of his hands. And it's big enough to play quarterback in the NFL. Listen, it's the game has changed because you plant sixty sixty five percent of the game is out of shotgun. He had less balls batted down the line of scrimmage than any quarterback in in college football last year. I believe only five times a ball, bad outline scrimmage. So if you've got I think one of the things you have to understand when you're watching film guys that have great pocket awareness that don't stare at the rush, but feel it can slide can find windows into liver the ball accurately on time. Whether you're six five or whether you're five ten doesn't really matter. I find it fascinating though, that, you know, people in scouts in and just general people that cover the league or like all these two oh seven now. He's a legitimate. You know, first overall pick like that is so faulty that is so stupid like one or are you going to be able to retain that way during the season? Probably not we used. To play this game. When I was playing for the Broncos me and Tommy Nalen. So both Tommy nail. And I would would way somewhere between eighty four and eighty eight usually somewhere in there. So we get all dressed for practice helmet. And everything we step on the scale and get our weight and Friday actually was hat days. We only did it on days. So we didn't have a helmet on. So had days where if you one on Sunday like we got not we didn't have to wear helmets on Friday. So we'd be in shorts jerseys and had they right? So we wear ourselves on the scale before we're not to practice, and then we would we would consume water at an ungodly rate you'd be sloshing around out there to see who gain the most weight during a hour and a half practice by the end of practice, man, you've got a urinate your sloshing around. You're totally uncomfortable than we would rush right in to see how much weight we would gain. And I literally could gain eight to ten pounds during a hour and a half practice by just drinking water. We I mean, we would sit there between the defense would be doing whatever they're doing. And we're just you know. Oh, you had a little score ball. We just be pounding water. It was it was the most ridiculous. And you have to do something to keep yourself entertain. But two hundred seven pounds like who cares? You think about this Doug the last time I ever ran a forty was nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine I went on to start for twelve years in the league. Last time. I ever did a vertical jump was a team was testing me in all these the last time I ever did the two twenty twenty-five bench test was nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine then went on to start for twelve years, and it didn't matter anymore. If it's such a great indicator of your football skills. Why do we not do it every year, by the way, your dad still benches to twenty five reps it out on people the pictures of his dad his dad is is built like a Greek God. And there's pictures to prove it. Okay. So if that's not what playing quarterbacks about some of it's on film, and some of it's also there's a there's a leadership component to it. Okay. You played with Doug Williams when you're first SuperBowl. Right. Well, no, Doug Williams. I play with it was before I got there. So I. Play with Doug Williams for a year. But it was I didn't want to Williams Mark Rippin. And then to John Elway. Okay. So Rippin, Doug Williams. That's three Super Bowls for those county at home all on three. Okay. So county. I am Doug Williams. Mark rippin. John elway. Yeah. Tell me if I'm wrong when they walk into a room all three takeover room in terms of personality persona. Yet in different ways, though, explain like different ways like like Rippin was happy action fund love, you know, just goofing around guy. But when it came time to play on Sunday, man, he was dialed in he's ready to roll, you know, Elway was more subdued business. Like so that was kind of his, but when he walked in the huddle, it didn't matter what the situation was when he walked into the huddle man, you knew you had an opportunity to be down fourteen. And you're like, okay, we got them, right? Where we want them. Let's roll. Like, that's the kind of. That's the kind of presence. He had. I'm Doug was Doug was very much the same way. I remember the first game. I ever started was game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the vet. They the number one defense. They had. I mean, it was Jerome Brown and Mike Pitts and Reggie White and CLYDE Simmons and Byron Evans, and I mean, they were loaded right. And I'm sitting on the I'm sitting in the bus. I'm scared to death. I mean, I'll just flat out. Honest. I am scared. I don't know if I belong. I honestly don't and I knew it wasn't going to be a lack of effort that was going to get booted out of league. But I didn't know and I've sitting on the bus and Doug Williams, walks on the bus, any walks right by me, and all of a sudden he stops, and you could feel his presence behind you. He stops. He backs a task Miller shoulder. And he said, hey, listen, the only difference between you and them is they've had an opportunity to make a name for themselves. And he goes in today, you're gonna make a name for yourself. And it goes I have nothing, but the utmost faith in your ability. I went out and got a game bowl. And and retaliate. You know, got in a fight. The only fight I've ever been in. It was awesome. I mean, it was like it was it Mike Pitts. I was I was dispensing Justice on Mike pets and Mike Pitts is so frustrated because he thought he was going to be player of the game. Four sacks and go straight to the Pro Bowl. Right. And I'm wearing his ass out. And Mike Pitts takes a shot at me. And I swear to. You I my wife's over there. She'll she can tell you. I took double hands. I try to break his freaking jaw. I mean, I just wear them. And then earnest Byner came flying in tackled him, and it was melee and everybody's pulling us apart. You know, and flags are flying and stuff, and it was just my way of saying, I may be tenth round or out of Idaho. But you're not gonna punk me. A guy didn't come here to get punked. And I bring that up because one of the the I think the biggest discussion point is people want to say well Baker Mayfield was in the same system and Cuyler surpassed him statistically. And there's a difference in Baker Mayfield in calamari like Baker Mayfield. People may not like his persona, but there's a persona and his teammates seem to love it. But it Oklahoma teammates. Love it in Cleveland. Teammates seem to love it. Right. There's a to get behind me covered him. You know it. And then I saw a column take take a listen. This is Kyle our Dan Patrick at the Super Bowl. Are you going to the combine? Dad is he going to the combine? Dad had no comment there pro day. I mean, that's yeah. You're going to do a pro day. Yeah. Yeah. Now, look, it's. It's a bit of an uncomfortable Cuna because remember he's under contract with the as in fairness to him. He and he's just a kid and the key one every high school football game. He ever started in the state of Texas. He's a legend the state of Texas. And here's a guy who started as a freshman. Am lost his gig. And then goes up to Oklahoma and comes out of nowhere wins the Heisman Trophy and leads them to another big twelve. So he is accomplished. He is no dummies a bright kid as well. Right. But there is a difference in the personality in the presence that quarterbacks have. And I don't know if he has it. And I I almost feel like we're questioning the wrong things about. Yeah. I think there's I think I think the combines a joke first off it's it's a test of athletic ability. It has nothing to do with your football ability. I always say this football is easy for football players. It's really hard for athletes. And all's you're figuring out here is who's the athletes? So it goes back to the film. It goes back to the intangible stuff. How much? You're willing to prepare. How much you're willing to work? What you're able to you know to understand and how quickly you can make decisions. So all those things are are more important. I think it's medical is the most important thing you're going to do here too is personality. Let me talk to you. Right. All the forties in all that garbage. Is exactly what it is. If we lined up and ran forties in the team that ran the fastest forty. He's got to win. The look at the fastest forties in football like the fastest forty ever recorded. The combine John Ross. How's he done was? He got twenty two catches your they want to trade him in Cincinnati. Right. I mean, so and there's a bunch of other ones that fall into that like, so you gotta take that stuff with a grain of salt. But I'm hundred percent with you. I don't know what he is. But there's not one cookie cutter guy that can lead team Baker Mayfield. Baker Mayfield you walk into Cleveland. And there is no doubt. Who's in charge? You watch a Friday practice. I mean, you know, as John Dorsey is like dudes, all balls. Like, that's who he is like he's in charge and. And everybody gravitates towards him and loves him because of that. So you gotta have whatever it is. And it comes in all kinds of different forms and fashions, but I think the bottom line is you have to be authentic, and then the other thing that you have to be able to do is play can't play. Right. If you can't play you can't tell because you can't fool Breyer's. Remember this store you had and tell me if I'm wrong. You're in Washington. Oh, yeah. Yeah. You guys drafted Heath Shuler in the first round. Right. And in the seventh round was the guy's name Gus for audited the head, but later on wall, whatever and didn't you walk up to somebody day very first day of of of minicamp said I'll tell you what I the seventh round is going to be ten times a quarterback of the first rounder. You just see it. And sure enough, you know, Gus for went on to play for fifteen years, and he Schuler flamed out. And there's a lot of processing how quickly you can process it formation and all those different things that are important. I think authenticity the way you lead authentically is really important. But the bottom line, you gotta play John Elway once told me this guy's has job as first and second down leave that to you guys go out and have fun play. You know, be great. My job is to convert on third down. That's what they pay me for. They don't pay me to play on first down. They don't pay me to play on second down. They pay me to play on third down. And that's what a quarterback has to be able to do. Play on third down. Can you do it? You're gonna find out last thing you have your own radio show in Denver, obviously, John always a friend of yours. Sometimes he's sometimes closer than other times. Depending on what I say, I understand. So you're my thoughts on the flacco thing where I actually think it made sense. I think it's a short term solution guy who is solid is fine. They can still go out and try and find the next guy. But because he's not gonna make a ton of money. They can fix some of the other holes within this roster. What was what's your reaction to flacco move? My my reaction is he's better than case keenum, but very much like case keenum, if you don't fix all those holes you talked about. You're still going to be on the outside looking in to the playoffs. So you've got to fix a lot of things. Here's the issue right now is you're going to have case keenum and Joe flacco, you're gonna have a bunch of dead money from case keenum. So you're playing you're paying essentially Aaron Rodgers pay to Joe flacco to run your football team. And you look at them right now, they've got free just think they have four or five free agents right now that Bradley Roby doesn't look like he's going to be back, Matt Paradis. I don't think he'll be back. Max Garcia Jeff Harmon. There may be one other guy. If all four of those guys are gone, they won't have one draft pick on their team from the thirteen fourteen or fifteen draft. You wanna talk about the mismanagement of the draft. And they've got two players from the sixteen and seventeen draft that actually kind of contributed starters, Justin Simmons and Garrett Bowles and Garrett Bowles is a question, Mark. So I mean, they have not done a great job last year's draft notwithstanding because it was really good. So to me, you still have a ton of work to do to be even into even mentioned as a team that's going to compete for a place, and you have the chargers that might have the best town league and the the chiefs who might have the best young quarterback intellect. He's marsh. Larry through three times poll champion, given so many thoughts on the national football. Of course, she him covered the NFL on FOX stink. Great stuff as always you buddy. My name is Danny Shapiro. The host family secrets. Three years ago. I took a DNA test and this test meant to be a fun exploration of my family history turned up a massive family secret. I wasn't who I thought I was join me, and my guests in the journey of family secrets was into family secrets on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or ever you get your podcasts. And if you want to read about my family secret, my new memoir. Inheritance is available. 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