35 Burst results for "Kyrie Irving"
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Okay, maybe you could talk me into it there. But Kyrie Irving for Anthony Davis, no, it doesn't make sense. And I know there's a lot of people. I know there's a lot of people out there who are not high on Anthony Davis right now, Lakers fans who are frustrated with Anthony Davis based on what we've seen with the injuries, right? We saw two major injuries for Anthony Davis this season, kept them off the floor for a good chunk of the time, and even when he was healthy. We didn't see very many. There were some flashes, but we didn't see a lot of the dominant Anthony Davis, right? Think back to the bubble when Anthony Davis looked like a league MVP. That was probably the last time we saw that guy. His three point percentage, what was it this season? Like 18%. So I understand why some Lakers fans will be frustrated with Anthony Davis and some might be willing to just wash their hands in a situation and say, let's move on. So let's just move on from AD and if you can get Kyrie to get Kyrie. Okay, if that is the approach that you want to take to Anthony Davis, I understand I don't agree, but I understand it. However, here's what I'll present. Kyrie is not the guy that you want. If you want to trade Anthony Davis, okay, that's fine. Don't do it for Kyrie Irving. It makes no sense. Here's the thing. We talked about this coming into the season. Russell Westbrook and LeBron James together on paper does not fit. Does not fit at all. It's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad rotten fit. The Lakers gambled that that fit issue was going to be mitigated by talent. That Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, together they're just so talented that the fit wasn't going to matter. Sometimes that happens on paper, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James. Don't fit. Don't fit. And yet they won championships..
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Winning Plays
"What it is? With Kyrie Irving, Irving still on the roster, and I say no, because you can't play emea DOCA defensive system. No. With Kyrie. Out there for 40 minutes a game. It would be a disaster. We've seen it especially in the postseason. We're seeing it in this series right now. We've seen it for years when he doesn't have an amazing defense around him to protect him. It would help. It would still be a great defense, but it wouldn't be this good. And so in a way, now if the subjects continue this run and somehow get to the finals here, again, a long way to go, but in terms of their long-term trajectory, I think the possibilities of what this roster can become, the upside is almost better without Kyrie in the picture and all the baggage he brings. Yeah, because and I love this. I mean, this is homegrown. Like this is the approach that I wanted all the time. Back in 2018, right? So I'm writing for the sports hub website. I write a thing about why the Celtics should not trade for LeBron or sign LeBron or whatever, when LeBron was a thing and people were going out there trying to court him. And a bunch of people picked it up, you know, like deadspin kicked me around a little bit. It was just like, oh, great, you know, this is good. I'm getting some attention for my quote unquote, hot take, but really I just didn't want LeBron on the Celtics. And I wanted them to be a team that I could get to know, watch, grow, maybe raise my kid on a little bit, like these are some players that we can expect to see here, you know, we have a real kinship with them, like this is the ultimate goal. Again, I will keep saying this. I'm not going to come on here and get yelled at and called green teamer because I'm praising the Celtics right now and they haven't actually accomplished the ultimate goal. I think there is some reason to say that we really like what we're seeing here. And it's just, it's fun for me to have it go this way, particularly when everyone was naysaying. You know, that this wasn't the approach or the Celtics needed that third star. You know, like all the conventional MBA stuff they need to build a super team..
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Winning Plays
"I can't compare, I'll come back like that to this team just being like, I'm not going to disrespect those guys. We're like, what? These Kevin Durant is not worthy of comparing to LeBron James. What are you trying to say, Kyrie? It's a disservice to Richard Jefferson. And Ken and I were talking about it. I mean, Kyrie Irving probably pro basketball Hall of Fame standards, right? He's like setting himself up to be in Springfield. I probably probably. Maybe he needs a little bit more. I mean, he's a champion. He's been an all star, a bunch of times. But like, you know, he came in the league, he was on that rebuilding team. They were bad. It wasn't his fault. He still put up good numbers. LeBron comes back. They win a title. He hits that key shot, but really since then, 2017 is playoff run was good. Despite the fact that they lost. But he's really been living off that shot. Yes, since 2016. I mean, you think about what he did here. He didn't play during that miracle run in 2018, 2019, he played some of the worst basketball of his career and that buck series. And what, 2020 was injured? Should I shut it down? Shut it down. Yep. Because Durant wasn't playing, so it was like, why do I need to play? And then last year, he actually got injured. It wasn't a faux injury, and then this year you get the whole vaccination saga, whatever. And leading into this, where he talks about the Celtics. Gelling as if like this team has been together for like half a decade. Right. There's three players on the team who were there when he was there, who have been there the entire time, smart Brown and Tatum. You brought back Al you brought back tice. Sure, but this is not the same team. This isn't like some bubbling under thing like the warriors were, you know, when they had Mark Jackson and David Lee was still there. And then they had to make some tweaks, and then they were ready. This is kind of all happened really quickly for the Boston Celtics. And he's just totally characterizing it the way that he wants to characterize it because he's going to write the Kyrie narrative. I mean, this is a guy who's got a Hollywood experience, right? So he's, you know, he's going to write the script the way that he wants to write it. Uncle drew with his pen, sitting down. Oh man, it's just, it's like, I can't wait to be rid of him because he's exhausting. It's kind of like when Taylor Swift sings were never ever getting back together. She just wants to be done with that guy. But at the same time, it is fodder for the lyrics that she writes. Much like you writing about Kyrie last night. It's just such a blessing to have this guy open his mouth. It's the gift that keeps giving..
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Winning Plays
"I'll be pretty sorry walking the dock here. Sure. This is going to do it. I just want to talk about Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. You know, Kevin Trent is getting what he richly deserves. And if he should be irritated, he shouldn't be irritated with Kyrie, but himself because he hitched his wagon to a guy who missed a bulk of the games this season due to not getting the vaccination. Then decides to do the Ramadan, which I can respect, but you're in the playoffs right now. They're not gelling and you know how they're not young is because they didn't have an opportunity to play together. I mean, if he's irritated, he should be irritated to Kyrie, but more of himself. I mean, you hit your wagon to the sky, this is what you get. He bailed on Boston's last season and, you know, he's going to mail it in again. It's just, he's richly getting what he deserves. I just wanted to touch on that. You know, I mean, I'm enjoying seeing the collapse of Brooklyn, you know? They wanted during the, you know, during the all star break, wanting to get together. So, you know, what comes around goes around and I'm enjoying the karma. That's all I wanted to say. Yeah, thank you, Joe. And I mean, that's certainly the mentality around here. You know, you look at it from a national lens P rob, do you think that a lot of the folks out there are looking at Durant and there's always legacy talk and this and that and just kind of saying it's easy for bostonian to say, oh, the nets, they're no good. They got that dirty bump Kyrie, but you know, when you kind of go out and take the 10,000 foot view, is it, is this like really damaging to that conversation for Kevin Durant? You have to at this point. I mean, look at it the three years they've been together in Brooklyn right now. Year one was a wash since Durant was hurt, and they knew that going in, but Kyrie gave up on that team halfway in regardless and got Kenny Atkins and fired. Good coach. They had a lot of emerging young talent there that they cashed in on for James Harden last year. Last year was their chance and Kyrie got hurt in the postseason, which has happened a lot in his career, which he's always had durability, which is one of the biggest knocks on him. And then this year, Joe covered.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Winning Plays
"You go, no, yes, but, you know, I forget what he finished for the game last night, but at least in the first half, he was making him. And was a big part of, I don't know, I just felt like they controlled that game. There was never a loss of control where it was like the other teams going on a run. The counter punches were there, every single time, where the nets did close it to two or three points. And smart was probably bigger than anyone at the end of that third quarter when in that last minute. I think honestly, that might have been the game right there, Sean. I think the nets had cut it to three and smart comes down. He beats old friend Kyrie Irving on the offensive glass sneaks by him, gets to next time down, steel, pull up three for the perfect two for one and then jaylen Brown closes out the quarter with a steal and a dunk, 7 O run nets, just absolutely demoralized. And they weren't really able to climb back into it, at least threatened seriously after that run. Yeah, after watching so many games in the first half of the season where it felt like things would slip away in the third quarter to see that sort of response. And to see the resolve and getting a key defensive stop leading to a last second win in game one or a comeback win or in game two. And then this one was close and they just rolled..
Tatum, Brown lead Celtics to 109-103 win, 3-0 lead over Nets
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Mayor Excuses NYC Athletes, Performers From Vaccine Mandate
"Do you know that the mayor of New York upholding the vaccine mandate for private employers in the city? Has decided to exempt from the vaccine mandate, got to have a vaccine in order to work in a private company in New York City. City employees have been fired. Many hundreds are out of work. Healthcare workers, cops, people worked in the fire department. Police department, city of New York, they're out of work. You know who doesn't have to abide by the vaccine mandate now? Millionaire athletes and performers. I'm not kidding you, the mayor of New York has waved his magic COVID wand and because Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving wasn't being allowed to play home games at the Barclays center, the mayor has now exempted performers and athletes from the New York City vaccine mandate requirement. So the usher making $12 an hour at the Barclays center, the guy who pours the beer and takes the tickets, he either has to get the vaccine or get fired. But superstar Kyrie Irving because he is a superstar and he's worth a lot of money. He's now exempt
The Confusion Behind the NYC COVID Policy
"Kevin Durant, talking about the strange COVID policies of the mayor of New York. One of their players, his name is Kyrie Irving, he's not been vaccinated, but because of the law in New York, he can not play. In New York. On the road, however, he can play. Now get this, a visiting opponent in Brooklyn in the same stadium where Kyrie Irving can not play can play even if that player has not been vaccinated. Let me see if I can get this straight. Kyrie Irving has not been vaccinated, he's a member of the Brooklyn Nets. Because of the law in New York, he can not play with his team, but on the road he can play. Even though one would think on the road, he's jeopardizing health of his teammate and his opponents just as he would be jeopardizing the health of his teammates and opponents in Brooklyn, if he were to play, not being vaccinated. However, an opposing player who's not been vaccinated can come to the Brooklyn Nets stadium, where Kyrie Irving can not play because he's not been vaccinated, even though that player has not been unvaccinated, and that player can play.
Kevin Durant Calls Our NYC Mayor Eric Adams on COVID Mandates
"And don't care if the soft ladies and gentlemen I don't kneel before genuflect before the Hollywood celebrities entertainers or sports figures I don't care Personally I'd take the word of a former marine a cop a local architect before any of these people But I do have to respect the fact that Kevin Durant who is a very talented NBA player basketball plays very good Kevin Durant that's a pretty simple question this weekend One of the players is he on the nets Jim Kyrie Irving you're my official sports guy He has raised very good player He was in that movie what's that movie Uncle what's his name Kyrie was the guy Well he's good Nonetheless But Kyrie Irving is said listen I don't think I need to take this vaccine Healthy I'm young and I'm going to wait it out So he's not allowed to play But the weird thing about Kyrie Irving is he's allowed to sit in the stands and watch the game On the court definitely dangerous But in the stadium right there just really strange Can be Kyrie Irving sitting in the stands So Kevin Durant starts to speak out against the he's going to mention Eric He's talking about the New York City mayor Eric Adams He's like yeah man this just sounds kinda dumb Ladies and gentlemen people are waking up everywhere realizing there's no zombies outside the prison Here check this out But it just didn't make any sense It's unvaccinated people in this building already we got a guy who can come into the building I guess are they fair in our safety I don't get it So yeah we're all confused pretty much everybody in the world is confused at this point early on in the season You know people don't understand what was going on but now it just looks stupid So hopefully Eric you got to figure this out Early on in the season people don't understand what was going on Kevin Durant's words and not
What Matters More to the Left?
"And I thought one of the most amazing moments in the last year is like, okay, what matters the most to them? This matters more than that. And there was attention at certain points. For example, what happens when Black Lives Matter, their favorite, their go to activist groups doesn't want to get vaccinated? Does it matter? Vaccinations matter more than racial identity politics. What matters more when Kyrie Irving National Basketball Association player earning $26 million a year beloved in Brooklyn doesn't want to get vaccinated. It doesn't matter, you have to stay at home. So at that moment, biomedical fascism mattered more. Okay, let's use another example. What happens when Dave Chappelle, a darling of the Hollywood left? It's a Netflix special. Black man decides to insult, I wouldn't say insult. Make fun of the transgender alphabet mafia. Oh no, no, no. You can't do that. Doesn't matter if you're black, transgenderism in this current moment matters more than racial policies. You guys try to do this. It's totally confusing. It's intentionally supposed to be confusing, by the way. It's like this constant reordering of hierarchies. Now, I believe and this is to go a level deeper, but you guys are smart, you'll get it. The transgender movement actually matters even more than biomedical fascism and they actually are together because the transgender movement is an introductory phase to get you to strip yourself of your humanity to mess with
Stephen Curry, Warriors beat Kyrie Irving, Nets 110-106
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Gilgeous-Alexander, Dort lead Thunder past Nets, 130-109
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"kyrie irving" Discussed on ESPN Daily
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Call for cost information and conditions, equal housing lender. Licensed in all 50 states and MLS consumer access dot org number 30 30. So next back in the present tense, it is January 5th, 2022, it's still hard for me to say that. But the nets are 23 and 12, they've lost three straight games, but I want to talk about the game they lost to the clippers because they were completely decimated the clippers were as a team as a roster. And you tweeted after that one that you had never seen Kevin Durant. Quite so frustrated in his entire career. What happened there? How would you describe the state of what the nets have going as we speak? The chemistry is not good. Chemistry of this group looks like there's still unsure of exactly who is going to show up night tonight. You go back on new year's night and they lose to a clippers team that is playing with all these no name G league guys that most people would know. They're up double digits in the last few minutes and they're given up wide open shots. They've slipped walk through parts of this game and now facing the fire to the corner man alone. He got it. Terence man makes it a two position clipper lead. Durant will fire the three no good and that is a really rough loss for Brooklyn. As somebody who recovered Kevin in that last year, in Oakland Pablo, I think he knows right now that the attitude for a team that has championship aspirations isn't to the point that he needs him to be. How confident are you in this group to be able to bounce back the way you guys need to follow in this kind of loss? Continue to get a character if we don't oppose to the game in a proper way. It's about the group. So by how we want to come out here and be the best that we can, each possession. Tonight wasn't one of 9th. To hear him that mad over, gave me knows that they should have won. Led me to believe that he knows that behind the scenes, there are a lot of different questions that have to be figured out if they want to get things all the way back on track. So I'm looking ahead to your life to your schedule, Nick, the nets schedule. They play an indie tonight. They have two home games in which Kyrie can op participate for reasons that are now obvious. They get two road games early next week when in Portland, one in Chicago, that's a big game, of course. You know, the experiment also is just what it's like to go without him in this very deliberate alternating way. Does that feel like something to worry about just on a purely conceptual level? Yes, I mean, you and I have covered the league a long time. We've talked to a lot of people in play for years and years and what do you always hear? The group needs to be on the same page. There needs to be continuity between the stars, finding their rhythm together and everybody else who is kind of orbiting around in this case, the KDs and the hardens and the kairi, I have never heard a coach say, you know what? You know what would be great. I would love to have one of my star players. Only playing half of these games. I mean, that's never in the history of basketball. It's something that any coach or GM would throw out there because they know that this is a game built on timing and rhythm and I don't care how unbelievably talented a player is. And Pablo, if there's anybody who can buck this trend as these bucks, so many other trends along the way, it's Kyrie Irving, but that is what makes the next four or 5 months that much more intriguing because not only have none of us really seen this, it's a matter of all right, well, maybe the nets do play well. Maybe they go on this long road trip. They go into the West Coast at the end of the month and they play really well and they're picking up a bunch of wins. Well, they come home and they don't see Kyrie, at least playing in the games, and that is gonna be such a huge adjustment I would think early on that even if you feel like you have figured it out, how much can you figure out when you're taking that much talent off the floor for gaps in time? When I think about the playoff picture, what feels epically epically bizarre is that the nets might be in the situation, and that's by the way currently number two in the east. They may be in a situation where being the one seed in the Eastern Conference having home court advantage might actually be a disadvantage for them because Kyrie can't play in those home games, right? I mean, he could not play as things stand now in games one, two, 5 and 7. I've been wonder be perfect. What's lippy perfect? Losing your star point guard in and out like that. And honestly, part of me perversely wants to see that. I can not imagine the NBA has been searching for strong storylines and excitement and pump up the hive at every point Pablo can you imagine the warriors versus the nets with the warriors having home court advantage with Kyrie balancing in and out of San Francisco and you've got Kevin Durant and draymond green, you went back and forth and you've got Stefan harden seeing each other in a playoff series again..
Cleveland Browns, Nfl Sees High Number of COVID Cases
"The number one story in the world is a crime. And the good news remember my four square box. Every virus variant is either more or less transmissible than delta. And it's either deadlier or less deadly than delta. It turns out aron is far more transmissible. That doggone thing is moving fast. And a lot of people are getting in and half the browns have got it. Like 8 browns one on the COVID list. They should not play that game, by the way. They should cancel the NFL games where teams can not play because that's not the product we're paying season ticket prices for. That's a product where three members of your offensive line are out and the browns. Baker Mayfield could get killed, and he should sue the league if that's the case. I mean, I love backups for one player to play. And the browns have the best offensive line coordinator in the world and Bill Callahan. It's the fans key is unflappable. He'll put together a plan. But I mean, 8 players together COVID. So it's going everywhere. The browns are looking around and saying, did you guys not get your booster shot? You know, you got to get your booster shot. They're playing in the season. They're 95% vaccinated. They're not scoff laws. I don't know what Kevin and I are Irving ever ended up Kyrie Irving ever updated. But let me try that one. I don't know what Kyrie Irving ever ended up doing. How's that? But it doesn't matter. This virus is going to break out. People are going to get it. I'm flying on an airplane today. I'll have a mask on. If I get it, I'll be fine because I've had two vaccines and a booster and I'll be out for two days. That's really what it's not a problem. It's the original deal. It's a bad deal if you're not vaccinated. I mean, it's a very rolling with the dice. Run out and get your vaccination quickly if you're not, because it's going to be a punishing way, according to the CDC, come January.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Because he is going to opt out. And that's not a criticism at all. That's just a smart play. On his part to maximize his earnings. So what I threw together was Tim Hardaway junior max equivalent in a first round pick going back to Brooklyn. Now the pick would have to be a little bit further down the line because the maths have this obligation owed to the next. But you can write that as in two years after that pick is conveyed. And get it out a couple of years. Sure. That end there. Plus, if you're Brooklyn, you may not be upset about getting a pick further down the line because who knows what Dallas will look like. In a few years. And then heading back to Dallas, Kyrie Irving and Paul Millsap, just to kind of balance on rosters a little bit there. My thought process was Joe Harris is now down if you're getting rid of Kyrie Irving or not going to have them, you're going to have James Harden on the ball all the time anyway. Is your primary facilitator. So why not get another shooter out there and Hardaway? Is a stretch big who gives them something different from all their other bigs? Because you can step out and shoot. He's also a pretty good shot blocker, something they don't necessarily have right now, then the pick is just kind of that in there to make up for the difference in talent. Millsap hasn't exactly worked out great, so you move on from him and then Irving to Dallas. And I think if you're the Mavs, the idea of a Kyrie Luca porzingis trio, supplemented by serviceable bigs, cauli Stein, Powell, bobon, Moses Brown, and then you've got enough shooting on the wing and in Reggie Bullock. I think Kyrie's kind of the ideal guy because he's played for years, alongside how usage players. For whether it be LeBron or Kevin Durant and now Kevin Durant James Harden. So I think that he could thrive next to Luca, playing that kind of role. So that was the one that kind of jumped out as me. At me rather, just because I think then the Mavs are a team I could see maybe saying, let's do it. Let's kind of go all in and go. The one I really liked was Toronto. Something which you could see acam or something like that? Yeah, and that's where it was going with something built around siakam. Your challenge, if you're the raptors, though, is Canada has this vaccine mandate coming in the middle of January, so that kind of ruins the whole thing right there. So try to stay clear of any of that kind of stuff. But I think the bigger point in all of this and please let us know in the comments if you know what trade you like. We should have been clear with a disclaimer. We took Ben Simmons for Kyrie. I was basically a straight up swap off the table. Just too easy. I think that's almost too easy and too quick to get to. So we took that off the table. But let us know your favorite carrying earnings trades, let us know if you like either one we came up with, let us know if you hate either one we came up with. But the real point of this was it's not easy. This is hard to find a landing spot. And Keith, and if I had a vote, I would vote for your trade because I have the Mavs is making more sense as a landing spot..
Rep. Jim Jordan Authors New Book 'Do What You Said You Would Do'
"And one of the guys in the center of the D.C. maelstrom trying to fight for freedom and liberty is my good friend congressman Jim Jordan welcome back to the show sir Good to be with you Dan Thanks Thanks for all you're doing The country appreciates your leadership in so many ways Thank you Well thank you sir We've been friends for a long time You have a new book coming out I want to make sure everybody gets the title 'cause this is one of the good guys here And I'd appreciate it if you go pick it up It's called do what you said you would do Do what you now that's an interesting title for a book Congressman because a lot of people up on the hill unlike yourself don't do what they say they're gonna do They say they'll fight for freedom and stuff and we got this vaccine mandate And I don't want to stigmatize everyone A lot of good Republicans are fighting against these things But you know sadly this should be a unified effort against these things No it should be And look you've been speaking out others I mean I have we got business people with kind of a guy who called me last week He's got 600 employees trucking company And I ask him I said Ross how many how many of you are truck drivers How many of them are vaccinated He said half over half and it's like what is that So there's the liberty the fundamental liberty question but there's also the practical implications and consequences of this to our economy and Joe Biden doesn't seem to care all the left in all their craziness They just want to keep plowing ahead with all their authoritarian totalitarian policies We better speak out but here's what I think Courage is contagious I mean there's you There's Aaron Rodgers There's Kyrie Irving There's people in the sports world There's the Chicago police union There's parents who've been showing up at school board meetings It's growing and that is a good sign to see a good thing happening But a lot of this happening frankly because your leadership And again that's why we appreciate you so
Pro-Kyrie Irving, Anti-Vax Protesters Demonstrate at Barclays Center Before Nets Game
"Thousands of people who are fans of the Brooklyn NBA franchise stormed stormed the Barclays center to protest the vaccine mandate, preventing their star, Kyrie Irving from being able to play. So thousands were breaking through barricades uh oh. Insurrection anyone? NBA fans are livid, taking to the Barclays center where the NBA team, the Brooklyn Nets play. And letting their voices be heard in a volatile way.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on The Lead
"All right, Alex, turning to the other members of the Brooklyn Nets. They begin their quest for an NBA title on Tuesday night against Milwaukee. What has stood out to you about the team's performance during pre season? Honestly, just how deep they are. You know, Lamarcus Aldridge looks good, have to come out of retirement with his heart issue. Blake griffins looked good. He's hitting open threes, Paul millsaps, a multi time also, they have to bring off the bench. Patty mills is a veteran they can bring off the bench NBA title with the spurs and they also have rookie cam Thomas who can score whenever he wants as a guy to maybe help offset some of Kyrie's scoring. So really just how deep they are, even without Kyrie, has probably been the biggest observation. He recently wrote about the connection between James Harden and that's coach Steve Nash, harden apparently said quote, we're twins. We're just different colors. Can you tell us a little about the relationship between those two and how it's evolving? They didn't really know each other before the trade. They played against each other. The new of each other, but they weren't friends or anything, and they both processed the game at lightning speed. They both a minority, MLS owners, they found all these things in common with each other and obviously without Kyrie, they're gonna need hard to be at his best and move past that hamstring injury and Nash to take another level as a second year coach. And it's just kind of been this bond that they've come to kind of lean on each other and they become very close very quickly. And it's just kind of cool how James Harden to a lot of people is almost like a more evolved version of Steve Nash in the modern NBA, and now he's being coached by the original Steve niche. The OG Nash, obviously, so obviously both of them are going to be Paramount to the next title chances now without Kyrie. And do you think that given the similarities between them and the sort of mutual admiration between them? Do you think Steve Nash will have a special ability to get the most that any coach possibly can out of James Harden? Absolutely. I think that this was kind of maybe the unspoken thing in that James Harden trade. Now, obviously want to come reunite with Kevin Durant. He wants to reunite with Mike d'antonio coach him in Houston. He wanted to play with Kyrie Irving. They played together with Team USA a bit, but here Steve Nash, this guy that you know no one was talking about when the nets traded for harden. And now it turns out he's like the best thing to happen at James Harden in Brooklyn outside of Kevin Durant. So I definitely think that it's been the biggest pleasant surprise maybe to James since he came to Brooklyn. Lastly, Alex, circling back to Kyrie. Let's say he does get faxed and returns to play for the nets. Do you think that will be a forgiven forget kind of situation or do you think there's maybe been some irreparable damage cost? I definitely think the sooner he's back the better. If he were to get vaccinated in March, and they have to figure this all out with him going into the playoffs. I think it's definitely creating unnecessary pressure and drama for the team. Time heals all wounds, but I think this might be the opposite in this case, just in that the longer he's gone, the longer they live to play without him, the harder it's gonna be to incorporate him again. Longtime NBA person told me last week from a chemistry standpoint, if Kyrie did the part time player thing it would have been like throwing a boulder into a small pond every few weeks just in the way would shake up team chemistry given how dynamic of a player he is. So I think the quicker you get to that out of the way, the better it means for the title chances. Well, Alex, thanks so much for joining us today. And enjoy getting back to covering that basketball thing. Thank you, man. You can follow all of Alex schiffer's coverage of the Brooklyn Nets at the athletic dot com. From wondering in the athletic, I'm honors kelto. Thanks for listening. To hear more of the lead, you can follow us on Amazon music Spotify and Apple podcasts, or to listen to us on your Alexa enabled device, just say Alexa play the lead podcast. From one tree, melons house party is a new musical podcast for the whole family to enjoy together. Sing along with melon, an 8 pound dog with a thousand pound heart and her friends as they have a party while they are humans are away, with show stopping songs, endearing characters and labs for all ages. This is one party you won't want to miss. On melon's house party, all the objects in the house can sing from the couch to the fridge. Melanie's our eyes and ears into the magical musical world that is right beneath our noses. 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"kyrie irving" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Logan Murdock here, Raja bell there. This is a real one. Raja this is our first. Let's just call it for celebration before we get into the shits. This is our first Thursday show of the season, man. This is a dawn of a new era. We're going back to our Monday, Thursday. Schedule of real ones. This is our first Thursday. We couldn't do Monday because I was a company holiday, but we are back on track two days out of the week started next week where the seasons start first Thursday's show Raja, how you feeling dog? Ready to go, baby. I'm rejuvenated, rested. I'm ready to go. I mean, I got you. I should take it off my chest, Logan. You know what I'm gonna lie man. I know this is a Thursday show. I couldn't sleep worth shit last night. I was like, the first day of school. I'm not alone. I'm capping. But I didn't see last night and I'm ready to go right now, though. Let's just get to it. Let's get right into it, man. It's funny because I were talking pre-production. And you know, there's just sometimes where on my podcast is out there on my pod fathers and pod mothers and all the all my peeps out there. Everybody out there knows. Sometimes you just don't the rundown is just getting hard, right? Where you just don't know what you're going to put on to your program. You have no idea what's going to happen. And then, you know, right at night, you know, you do your googles and stuff and something happens, where you're just like, oh, this is going to not only lead our show. It might just carry our show, and that happened. Last night in the days before our show, and that is the saga. Of one Kyrie Irving, Raja, who went on and I actually live 19 minutes. I didn't see the full 19 in his life. I actually found it on, you know, the nets daily. The SB nation aside for the nets. But you actually watched it a little bit. You did the social media guy now. You're head of socials for ringers for ringer ruins. And you got a chance to check it out. There's a lot of stuff going on. Can you just give me your raw thoughts on what you saw from that 19 minute clip from unvaccinated Kyrie Irving, please? Yeah, first of all, I didn't watch the whole 19 because I don't know, like 8 or 9 minutes into it. I tapped out. I was kind of like when I say that the people who hop in my DMs sometimes you can just miss me with some of that. It's just I felt confused, I guess is the best way to put the way I felt 8 or 9 minutes into it. I just felt like you were kind of all over the place. Left me feeling kind of like you're looking for different places and different reasons and different explanations that kind of fit the narrative. Maybe trying to paint yourself as the victim in this to some degree. Yeah. And for that, I just couldn't listen anymore. And so I didn't watch the whole 19 minute. Yeah. And in the 19 minute IG clip, he talked about how he's doing what's best for him to not get vaccinated. He alluded to not alluded to being told one thing about vaccinations in the summer by the nets that he could get maybe an exemption by the nets or maybe by the New York. I don't know it's unclear right there, but he thought that he could get an exemption from getting the vaccine. And he says he's not anti vaxx, but he is trying to speak up for the people without a voice. Who don't want to put things into their bodies. And I do feel like most times and I want to give Kyrie the benefit of the doubt. I do feel like sometimes he or most times is heart seems to be in the right place. I guess what these things but it always seems to come up when he gets himself in trouble. I'm just not speaking up for the media because the media are pawns. They're not going to do they're not saying the right thing. Most times, we don't really hear what you're talking about. You never talk to us and when you do, it's a lot of misguided stuff. It's a lot of stuff that there's some truth and a large majority of it that gets to put out there is not truth from you from your words. And what makes the Kyrie hold out different from all the other holdouts that we've seen when we talk about Ben Simmons, we would talk about the NFL 'cause you know we're both NFL, guys. What's the biggest thing with this holdout? When it comes to a team, then other holdouts that we see were players do good support from things like this. When they do get support from their teams, when you get support, maybe from some people in the front office. But what is different between this holdout and other holdouts that you've seen? It's a good question, Logan, and it's hard to digest all of that, right? Because there's a lot that goes into that. Yeah. Most other things, I would say history. You have a history of.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Authority. He's not gonna send the authority. That's not yeah. He's not gonna succumb to authorities. No, Gary, I think this is it. People like Kyrie, don't see all these problems that created until they're out of the game. When they're out of the door, now it's like, oh, damn, I did that. And I pissed this person off and I didn't do this. You don't miss your water. You don't miss your water till you will run dry. What happened to our half of the ally? When the game got you out? Over Kyrie's lifetime. People have lined up the kisses ass. And even with the Celtics, when he was here, there are a lot of things they want him to do from a public relationship standpoint. Kyrie said no. I don't want to do it. And the Celtics did, okay. All right, 'cause we want to sign you as a free agent again. We only keep you happy. Until somebody steps into his ass, like, and I think the person has to step in his ass has to be somebody like the ring. Somebody who is better than him. But Kevin Durant says something to him. That might resonate. Because we know when LeBron says something to him, that just pissed in the hell off. Yeah, I think no, I think that Kyrie Irving at the end of the day looked at LeBron like, I'm just as good as you, if not now. Yes he did. Stand about the rent, he said, that dude can make every shot I can make and more. So he respects him a little bit more on the offensive end. I think with, I think if you look at Kyrie, okay, he's always like, I think the level of life he was the number one overall pick in 2011. So he's ten years in the league now. He's 29. Okay, there is no guarantee everybody is going to be LeBron or Kobe, God bless his soul, playing to the 36 37, okay? He's a Kyrie now as an off injured player, okay, and becoming more of a headache to organizations. Now, Cleveland looked at Boston and said, see, y'all thought, you know, you said we were talking about, and now Brooke Boston, you're saying the Brooklyn. See? Now we're talking about. So now using this third organization, you know, this is what remember, this is supposed to be his happy place. I'm coming home. That's fan. I'm near my family. All these, hey, it all came together. I'm playing with my friend, Kevin Durant. And my other buddy, Deandre Jordan, this is I finally found peace. How long did peace last? He missed most of his first season with his shoulder injury..
Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with Nets until he's vaccinated
"The Brooklyn nets have announced that star guard Kyree Irving will not be allowed to play in any games or practice until he is vaccinated or New York City changes its vaccine mandate I'm in New York long Irving was not permitted to play in any games of the nets home arena the Barclays center without the vaccine but could play on the road he would have been able to practice at the team training center since it is considered a private facility however nets general manager Sean marks said the decision to ban Irving was made by himself and team owner Joe site and was based on what's best for the organization at this time Tom Marion New York
Brooklyn Nets Ban Kyrie Irving From Team Over Vaccination Status
"I'm telling you both something big is happening It's happening right now You're seeing Kyrie Irving a massive superstar in the NBA National Basketball Association The NBA is now saying hey guy can't play until we force him to get a vaccine You're seeing pushback everywhere It's happening right now Chest out chin up It's happening right now The beach ball of freedom can not be pushed underwater for that long It's natural inertia is to emerge from the crest of the water and express itself All right well a beach ball is not alive It doesn't have a will but you do And your natural will and inclinations to be free and to not be not to be told by a bunch of government swamp rats what to do with you and your body and the bodies of those in your family How long did they think this was going to persist Southwest the NBA Kyrie Irving you're seeing it now
"kyrie irving" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Marks. The general manager's position he is just gone right into punt formation. When talking to the media sense said it's a private matter for kyrie. Well it is a private matter for kyrie but it's a heck of a problem for the nets Whether they want to hide behind that statement or not yeah. It feels like look. There's a larger conversation we'll touch on here about public health and privacy and how many of these choices are around vaccination. But we're really talking about here is also just a sports business story. It's actually just a sports story. What happens when one of the three best players on the nba. Title favorite ends up not being able to play a half of their games because of a local ordinance and it feels like you know so much of this got kicked off through this rolling stone story that came out and look. This is not spn's reporting but it was explosive reporting. They talked to kyrie's aunt she's the head of his family foundation. She's described as one of the few people in his regular circle of advisers. How would you describe what she said. As kyrie's motives here are concerned. I don't wanna put words in her mouth but she basically implied that kyrie was going to be fighting a grander fight beyond just whether he could play in the nba or not Just basically a fight for anybody who felt that they were being forced to vaccinate or forced to do anything. I think if i recall his aunt said something along the lines of what he's doing is not religious based its moral based knowing whether his aunt was speaking for him or whether she was speaking on your own would be a key yes or no question to get from kyrie irving at some point hiree definitely feels a draw to be much bigger than basketball and in certain areas in his life. He has been and by the way in some areas of his life. It's been very admirable. Yeah and you know. It's it's a big standard. Take i think for modern athletes who want to be you know bigger than athletes. The icon is mohammed ali and muhammad ali at a very delicate time and our country stood up for what he believed in in terms of the draft. And i don't want to put words into kyrie's mouth or make an assumption of what he's thinking because that's really dangerous. But i think hiree would like to be somebody who is seen as that type of inspirational person beyond the game hiree in the past has dabbled around the concept of trying to start his own league away from the nba. So you know he has a guy to say the he's a guy that he thinks. Big is true. I believe he's even talked about After his playing career going living on a commun- things of this nature so there's no telling what he may say and what he may do quite frankly and pablo. It's actually my preference as somebody who covers the nba. I really made a decision a couple of years ago. Then i'm gonna came to kyri. I was only going to focus on the rectangle of the basketball court. Because after that got a little bit squishy and you could find yourself sort of stuck in a swamp trying to follow going on in this case we have no choice because his actions and words outside the basketball court affect the team on the court. Who's maybe highest profile team in the nba. And a chance to win the championship this year. Which is the core of everything that we do. At certain point. It feels like i guess. Life has dealt me this hand where. I must now go hunting for these instagram posts. Tyree has started liking in which vaccines are alleged to be part of a plot to connect people to a master computer on behalf of satan. I can't say for sure that's why he thinks. But certainly there's evidence that he is is studying those concepts. So what does happen from here brian. How long does go on. What kind of resolution do you see on the horizon. If at all so the nba is doing everything in its power to force players into getting the vaccine. The lives of players who are unvaccinated are much more uncomfortable than their vaccinated teammates from them. Not being able to sit in the sections of the plane. That are more comfortable to them. Not being able to eat with their teammates to how much they have to test to Whether they may have to spend time away from the team if they're exposed to cova And most importantly they're gonna take kyrie irvings money for games that he doesn't play and not much. Are we talking about ryan well. That's a key factor here so the nba players union and the league as we speak are fighting over this exact thing the nba in an effort to force kyrie and andrew wiggins quite frankly to get vaccinated decided they were not going to pay a players if they if they had to sit due to the city rules and for kyrie irving that is going to be in the neighborhood of four hundred thousand dollars per game. They are absolutely trying to turn the screw as hard as possible on on kyrie to get vaccine so brian i mean looking at your latest reporting here with woes tonight about what. The nets are kind of feeling about all of this right now with two weeks to go before the season starts. How would you describe how the organization is approaching this at this point. Well they've been hopeful that kyrie you know would get compliance would get vaccinated and since that is not happening and the reality pablo is. There's only one day left in the entire preseason where the nets are are scheduled to be out of new york. And that's a that's a one game a one day trip to philadelphia for a game next week. it's kyra can't practice at least with the team and so as they peak ahead to their early season schedule they have six game homestand in mid october where it would be eleven consecutive days. Where under the current rules of kyrie is not compliant. He only play in those six games. He can't practice on the days off in between man and so it's very difficult in the national basketball association to not play a practice with your team for seven to ten to fourteen days at a time and just show up and play and the nets are now starting to come to terms with the reality that their hopes that kyrie would get this Taking care of aren't going through. You know they were. Hopefully we could go in here. They are a week later. It's not taking so. They have started to to examine whether or not they want to allow kyrie to be a part time player. Do they want to enter into a situation where they will have to go through. These shock changes to their team bringing kyrie in and out There's even a stretch pablo in in november and december. Where they're at home for twenty out of twenty six days i mean the nba has accepts stretches. The reality is that the nets are starting to think that they may have to make a decision on this. I mean. i don't think they're there yet. But i think they are trying to be responsible and the thing about is they're very deep team. You know they don't have another kyrie irving but they have another great point. Guard have another. Mvp level point guard right there in james harden and they have a patty mills who they who is their major offseason free agent signing Who is a starter level player. He's not kyrie irving. Don't get me wrong. But he is a quality replacement and so they are beginning to to to say listen. We have to go through a process here and really pablo if i could translate it. Yeah i think it's the nets beginning to push back To basically say kyri we. We will support your decision either way. But you've got to make that decision you can't sit on the fence and so we may be headed toward that becoming a you know a pinch point four korean the nets in the short term future. But it would. Just be blunt with me here about this brian because if the nets are beginning to push back in a decision might be made a very tough decision i mean are we talking about a trade. Are we talking about something else. Who in the organization has the power on that. How how's the power structure work here. Well it's it's be kevin durant. Kevin durant is the guy who really is the point person on any big decision with the nets. This would be a huge. You know the situation really is is that kyri is is not a valuable player in new york. If he's not vaccinated he's a valuable player in twenty seven other cities he's how slayer in new york. He's half a player in new york and the nets are trying to title this year. Kyrie may feel unfair. But it's the reality. It's the reality of the nets have to play with and and so. I don't think we're at that point and i don't think katie is at that point but i think a week ago. Everybody was hopeful and sort of in full support. That is now starting to come in doubt and the nets in in kevin durant are going to have to evaluate their options. And i don't want to talk about trade because that starts to fire people up. But let's get aggregated buddy if you are going to be a new the every other player currently playing in new york no matter where they are on the vaccination has gotten vaccine because they understand if you wanna be a player in new york. This what you have to do right now. Kyri has not made that decision and so you have to start to deduct about whether he wants to be a player in new york and that's a situation that the nets have to do the calculus begin to think about doing it. So brian before my head explodes at all of these possibilities now of what happens to kyrie and his organization and what kevin durant ask. Do any of it..
"kyrie irving" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"He's our favorite time of year as. We're back traveling. The road of college football and goodyear knows the passion and the excitement. It takes to drive forward whether your team is home or away. The games traditions are still the same. Through every first down touchdown or fourth quarter comeback by moving. Anything is possible. Good years here to drive you forward on the road that moves us all goodyear more driven so grind windhorst. I gotta start here with the question that i think everybody wants an answer to. How do you feel about being colleagues with david letterman now. It was a very unusual and odd. Moment brian windhorst covers the nba for espn and bore witness to one of the more surreal press conference moments in recent memory. Neither i nor anyone else in the room was laughing. So the genius show me. What kind of genius. He's still got so as bait the picture for his here because for people who aren't familiar with what the hell you're talking about. What did happen at a nets press converts. Yes so does that. The scene and especially for me nets media day started like the twenty something of september and Minutes before the press conference. I found out that kyrie irving had not met the protocol and would not be reporting which essentially meant. He wasn't gonna be able to play in new york for the foreseeable future. And so i was handling this. This new story and kevin durant was the first Nets Player up to speak so i sort of run into the press conference room and i just took a seat in the back row. There's a person directly in front of me three feet in front of me and I sorta did a double take. Because i was like that guy looks like david letterman He's wearing a mask all mast at that. Okay well listen. You know in new york strange things happen. I didn't think it was dave letterman. And then he turns to me and says how you doing david letterman here Do you have a notebook. And your response response to david letterman slash hipsters. Santa claus year as I just said hello. My name's brian. And i don't i have a tape recorder and He needed the notebook because it was about to be a prop in his questions with durant dave from a basketball digest kevin Katie wha why do people call you. K d Can i call you. Katie are okay. My first name's kevin obviously the nets had told Durant that letterman was going to be there. He wasn't stunned that he was there. But if kevin knew what the questions we're going to be he didn't let on and david in my humble non comedic mind asked very three questions this year. What percentage you plan on giving on the court ninety ninety five hundred hundred ten. What do we look at at One hundred ten. Dan ryan win or is coming out. Strong taking on one of the titans of american comedy. Well i mean. He is a titan of american comedy. But i don't think he's got the same writing staff when he did at the late show. I cannot wait for whatever this is the come out and just watch your face. Hopefully in the background. Very judgmental bryant. I was i probably was looking at him. Like what are you doing. This is the best you got and this is the best guide. And you're like. I have a job. I ever cascading series of headlines that's about to plunge the nba into a national controversy. That will unite ted cruz and kareem abdul-jabbar. Who's on subject now. And all of these other insane characters underneath this heading of what the hell is going on with the nba. In this vaccine brian. Now that would have been funny if he would have stuck around for the kyrie irvings zoom and ask some questions that would have been worth buying a ticket to but brian hold on a second year because the elephant in the room here was the guy who was not in the room. Here which was kyrie irving kyri was missing. Apparently because he is not complied with new york city's vaccine protocol which essentially requires people to get vaccinated for indoor activities quote unquote and so. This kept him away from not just media day last week but also more importantly from practice on tuesday which was the nets first practice back in brooklyn after getting back from training camp out in san diego. So let's just rewind here parse the pertinent details. When did you become aware in the first place. Something was even up with kyrie probably early september. Maybe laid off the law passed. I want to say in august and i. I shouldn't say past. It was is a decree from the mayor of new york. Bill de blasios and it became pretty clear that it was going to impact the the knicks and the nets players. That if they did not have at least one shot and could document that shot basically that they were not going to be able to play In new york and so naturally somebody my position we did some reporting on it. The word we got back basically. Was you know. There's confidence that everybody will be vaccinated. And in fact numerous players more than one of the players on the nets and the knicks did get vaccinated or did satisfy the protocol in one way or the other i can't say for sure. They were all vaccinated but when the day came everybody was there except for kyri so it became clear that he was the one who did not meet the protocol. And you know even on that day. The nets were saying the same things as they were saying in the lead up to The beginning of the season. Which is we're confident kyri will get it They said that you know throughout the following training camp in san diego which they ended up being fortunate pablo. They scheduled their training camp in san diego months ago but had their training camp ben in brooklyn kyri would not have been allowed to practice so blowing off site enabled them to have kyrie in practice. It was sort of a a happy coincidence that they were able to dodge that situation but nina. Now it's head on so kyri. Zoom and not in person on media day brian. That whole scene. What what did he say. What did he actually offer in terms of an explanation as to his absence. It was an ironic inverse because for the last year the players were in that room talking to us on a screen and now we were in that room talking to him on screen. He was at his home office and we were there and he basically just said it's all privacy it's all private do you expect to be either vaccinated or compliant in time. By the time you guys come back from la after the preseason game. Not brian i appreciate your questions Human being i think I just love to just keep that private in not able to present their today But it doesn't mean that. I'm putting any limits on the future of.
Some NBA Players Have More Courage Than Senate Republicans
"These nba players many of them have more courage than most senate republicans. I have to tell you. Kyrie irving someone that i would usually agree with. But he's standing his ground here. I have to tell you. This is pretty amazing. He says to reporters please respect. My privacy irving told reporters in zoom meeting monday regarding his vaccination status. What are these reporters doing asking people about their vaccination status to be a real demented person to go around asking people about their medical history. Let's play some tape. Cut forty eight jonathan. Isaac who. I have to say when he goes through this he is articulate. He is wise. He is clear far more than most senate republicans that i've heard on this issue and they have something to lose. These guys are willing to forfeit their salary millions of dollars in their career to not take the vaccine and the media doesn't really know how to deal with this people. Kinda call balls and strikes. They say Is this are these anti vaxxers or two black voices in black lives matter play. Cut forty eight. What is it about the vaccine that makes you Hesitant to to to get our start with I've had covert In the past and so our understanding of antibodies of natural immunity as a change the a a great deal from the onset of the pandemic and is still evolving. I understand that the vaccine would help if you catch kobe and You'll be able to have less symptoms on from contracting with me. Having covered in the passing to having antibodies on with my current age group. A fitness physical fitness level. Amish not necessarily a fear of mine. Very very articulate very moderate position of had coverted. Our position of. Antibodies is developing. And yes if you look at jonathan isaac. He's in pretty good shape. It's not exactly a massive nor should it
Kyrie Irving’s Agents Saying Irving Would Retire if Nets Trade Him
"Some nba now so very interesting water cooler. Talk to send your way. Nba by the way starting just over a month already. We're talking kyrie irving is. She continues to work his way back from ankle surgery. This off season nikki reported this last night. Had a lot of people talking there are a handful of kyri traits that potentially makes sense for the nets kyrie's representatives have made it known that cairo would simply retire from the nba. If brooklyn were to trade him wealth kyrie read. This kyrie responded to this with this right there. An image a puppet. Then you responded with this kyrie if you're saying you didn't say you retire viewer traded. Then you're beef is with. Your representation is not with me because you and i both know. That's what they've told people. Nick busy nights on the old twitter for you. Take us through all of this. I mean so the the tweets really dum summit up to for the most part the fact that matters this there were a handful of teams that contacted the nets and take the temperature on whether or not any of the big three particularly career irving were available. Everyone knew that durant not available in hardens. Almost assuredly not available but since they acquired harden and because the net you know have a surplus of scoring and a surplus of ballhandling. There's thought kyrie might be available. And those teams were not told untouchable. No reason to call us back. It's like calling golden state for step. It will never happened. They were led to believe. Well i mean you know. We'll be irresponsible not to listen but now there is nothing to listen to because and this i know for an utter certainty no matter what gifts kyrie sends to me on twitter. Kyrie's people fold anyone that would listen trade for a metro own peril. If he were ever to be traded from brooklyn he would simply retire.
Los Angeles Lakers Could Fill out Roster With DeAndre Jordan
"Just give us a little on. What you think's going to happen with andre jordan was traded to the pistons. Everybody's yeah he's going to be out and that means he's going to be the next guy that the lakers will go get what do you say i think he is I think they're the most likely team to get him But there's just. I never say never with bio guys even because this is kind of been the rumor for three or four weeks at this point That this happened in brooklyn and it was just a matter of were they going to do the bio for him was he going to have to be traded. I if it say brooklyn a whole lot of money the fact that they they just save millions of dollars on their luxury tax bill by doing it this way. Also nicer de'andre like deandra got that because he was part of the kevin durant kyrie irving initial big three in in brooklyn and he was just. He's friends with all those guys. They played on team usa together and he was essential for them in signing with the nets. A little while back and it was a him signing that he gets paid twenty million a year that is not his market value. They overpaid for him. In the beginning as part of a like a sign let sign kevin durant and kyrie irving and it was you know finally worked out that way but at some point you make so much money and your they have a lot of guys at that position but they you know straight into detroit. They they They're going to do a buy out. He's going to give back a little bit of money. Detroit gets four second round out of it so they get something And also some other some other complicated salary cap things but we all thought lamarcus aldridge was going to miami. Last year on the market he ended up going to brooklyn so until he clears. Waivers and intel other teams have a chance to approach the andre. I wouldn't i wouldn't say it's likely or expected or anything like that. I would use much more. Vague words. you know. He fits with the lakers. He would fit in that role. I think would have a pretty well defined role and if you're on the buyout market and you're gonna sign for minimum like that's what you're looking for is someplace you can play.
"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.
Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving Out, James Harden Available for Game 6
"Nets and Bucks are back on the court on Thursday, Game six. Coming up in Milwaukee, Brooklyn, rallied on the back of Kevin Durant to win Game five. Take a 32 series lead there, they can close it out. In Game six, but they will be shorthanded again. James Harden was not at 100%, but he did return played in Game five. He's available for Game six. Kyrie Irving, meanwhile, still out with his sprained ankle, which he suffered in Game four, not even making the trip to Milwaukee. The Nets are preparing for the possibility that Irving may not return this series.
Nets Brush Aside the Bucks to Lead Series, 2-0
"For second differential on the shock logged about with five to shoot kevin against the top showing the handles with a right hand cross drives the latest traffic up as he goes across the end. Line thirty two for katie. Final seconds of the third middleton's contested three. No good and the brooklyn nets. We'll take a thirty point lead over milwaukee to the fourth quarter who turned into a thirty nine point. Win was the call by marquesses. You're on. espn is the nets. Beat the bucks. One twenty five eighty six in game. Two of their second round series ticket to old lead in the series franchise playoff record. Thirty nine point win kevin durant continuing his preseason thirty two points. That's what he's averaging in the playoffs right now. And that's the fourth most in the last forty seasons for players i seven playoff games with the franchise katie and kyrie irving they combined to score or assist on eighty of the one hundred. Twenty five points for brooklyn
"kyrie irving" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Post game show Celtics Nets will get into the game a little bit. We've got a a little bit of a developing situation after the game. We're going to talk about as well. Involving Kyrie Irving so welcome in here. Bobby Manning, get me to Sano people found quickly here. Yeah a lot of stuff to talk about, for sure. One of the things we want to discuss. We're going to do this right now. We're gonna put this up here just so you see it. We're not going to spend all our time talking about it, but this is video just sent to us from Joseph, A Pavone from TD Garden involving Kyrie Irving, leaving the court again, and that's beat the Celtics here. This is start the rounds a little bit on Twitter, so I'm going to go ahead and play it. Here.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"This one, Friday is going to serve as a critical moment for the perception of Boston and its progress with race relations. Whether it's fair or not, the national sports landscape will judge Boston on its behavior on Friday. It's a Monumental stage for the city a stage, it didn't ask for that is articulate wage. As well as anybody could. They just put Boston on notice as well as that. It's it's it is Matt. Patently unfair on his part to do this knowing who he is. And you know this is Kyrie is an amazingly long fascinating endlessly person and and I take Bob, here's my take like in Kendrick Perkins. Wait and it said, I I played here for 7 and 1/2 years, I came back as an opponent. I never thought anything racist for many of the fans, there's a big difference between racist and fans yelling mean-spirited things. They, they element bulb. Whoever it is, who comes into Boston. Now, Kyrie, it's a different level because of how he left Boston that everybody thought, you know, he was going to be here and then he left and then you add on the fact that obviously the Celtics have no chance against the Brooklyn Nets, so their fans are pissed off. Having to watch Kyrie beat their team, obviously if it gets to the point where it's racist, that's a dog. Different level that's crossing the line, we know that, but is it crossing the line, you know, with some of these fans that are going to get on Kyrie Irving because they don't like them know. This is what it's going to be impossible to to differentiate and and and it's going to be interpreted by people some people, you know, as if living up to exactly what he said that's going to, you know, that I was at the, Boston is eternally racist and there's the eternally going to, you know, well, it's it's just against, you know, it's because a white male. It's it's so incredibly comfortable to be accused of racism, when you know, what's in your heart and and and you know, I've been accused of it from at times including in a book which was first choice was Preposterous off you guys, I knew why am I considered to be a friend Bill? And and you know it's ridiculous and and what a frustrating thing it is, but now it's put the whole city on, you know, on that defense. Yeah. You just want, you know again. And Brad Stevens was asked about and he said, listen, basically, obviously this is something that that, you know, the the arena, everybody's gotta be aware of. And if something happens, you know, we'll take care of it or hopefully, we'll take care of it, but Kyrie never expressed anything to me while he was in Boston. And, and that's the thing. It's, you know, he hasn't.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"I want to talk to you will start with the fan who dumped popcorn on Russell. Westberg, first of all, not a smart move to mess with Russell Westbrook. Going to dump popcorn on somebody, don't dump it up rui, hachimura off. Just like the nicest kid in the world, he's not going to be probably smile at the fan, but you dumped it on Russell Westbrook, bad bad move because Russ would have went up there and kicked his fantastic. We know that he could have gotten there, he would have gotten there and that fan it wouldn't have been pretty like what do you do when these situations Bob? If you're the arena or the NBA you begin, this guy ever from attending an NBA game again, it's been done, right? Well at least when you're taught right? You know, wouldn't bother me to do that or you know, or five months probation or something, you know, some some something serious? Yeah, you can't. Because popcorns, harmless coffee isn't for example. Well, when they wouldn't have caught, you know, the humiliation of a liquid would have been, you know, would have been so demeaning and so, you know, insulting and so despicable popcorns harmless, but it's, it's the idea of it off. No, it just there's no defense for it. None people wanting to get, you know it's just what can I say it's it's so self-evident that this is a reprehensible thing and it seems like gets worse and worse off as a year. You know these so many fans have a feeling of like, entitlement. I know, I paid my money. I can say and do whatever I want and that gets me into my next topic, which was Kyrie Irving a boy and he was asked about coming back, he's returned to Boston for the first time with fans since he left home and went to Brooklyn and his quote was a read it. Yeah. It's not my first time being an appointment Boston. I'm just looking forward to competing with my teammates and hopefully we can keep it off basketball. There's no belligerence or racism going on subtle racism or people yelling ship from the crowd. I'm not the only one who contested this but it is when he was younger. About encountering racism. Prior in Boston. You know, it is what it is, the whole world knows. Well, it's opening a wound in a city that has had to deal with a certain reality. Number one and and then an attempt I believe has a transplant resident of almost sixty years to dig out from this directed by itself to be better. But it's not perfect. Of course not. And I I'll say number one, I don't think this isn't restricted Boston, number two, but but he opened a wound and and he did it as a taunt to the crowd too. He knows it's going to be hostile due to his own nature of his departure, which was, you know, not good. And and and so he fast the flame. This is a big story in Boston. And I think this well, presented by my former colleague Walsh, a former cuz I still do right a little bit for the Boston Globe. Gary Washburn, hold it on page, one of the globe today. Now, for people who happened to be an African-American, Barrett guy Washburn, he's a writer of long standing the comments. Added an unfortunate element to this already. Disheartening series Irving suggested, he started racist, remark. Some fans, in Boston, before it did not want to be a Target. He painted Boston fans. At least some as out-of-control were belligerent willing to scream any remark to pierce the psyches of opposing players, especially ones, like Irving a former Celtic. Do we need God promised? Do we sign with the club yet?.
"kyrie irving" Discussed on Get Up!
"So there's not just about being a Laker and having the team has won sixteen championships. Of course you want to win it every year, but they also want to be relevant. And now they have that, but I agree with you, as it relates to the long-term delivers have been insanely relevant for the last month or so. And it hasn't gone so well, I don't know that relevance is there concern Irving is a star Kyrie Irving is biggest that they made a movie about him for crying out loud about his alter ego. Drew he is as biggest as they have in the league, I guess, that's why we just never talk about because we know that, that would never be a reality. The green the narrative that will file kyri. I don't care what anybody says the narrative that will follow him was that he left LeBron after winning champs. He forced himself. The the go to Boston came to Boston. He it was a growing experience for him. He didn't handle that. Well, then he comes back to the Bronx to an championship. That's not the kind of legacy Kyrie Irving will ever want for himself. I don't I don't wouldn't see that Kim this, but we have a guest standing by. He's ready to go, and he knows Anthony Davis as well as anybody could possibly in that is because he was his coaching college, Kentucky has been a factory for NBA star particularly bigs under coach, John Calipari. Anthony Davis, one of three players to average twenty points and ten boards since he entered the NBA in twenty twelve and look at that all of them all of them play for Kentucky. And so what is our pleasure to welcome? Coach Cal onto the program here on get up. We have a jampacked said here this morning, coach. Thank you very much for taking a few minutes here. I wanted to get first and foremost, just your reaction to the trade. I'm sure you went Anthony have been talking about this over the course of the last few months. That have been complicated. What is your reaction to the deal getting done? Well, we haven't been talking about it and here, here's what I would tell you that I said at all he's a generational player. He's a player that can play with anybody play for anybody. He has one thing. He wants to win when I recruited him, I can remember going into home, and, you know, ten people in there's mother fathers, grandmothers grandfathers. I mean, sisters and and what I would tell you is they came in on campus. He did a camp in town. They're all they're still with them. He's this same guy. And back then all he said, was coach by me. How you wanna play me? Help me get better. Help me get to the league where want to go, but I want to win a championship. He was our fourth leading shot taker think about that. And that tells you I'm not very smart. But it's also tells you he's willing to do whatever in the championship game. He was one for ten from the floor and won the outstanding player. He he's going to the Lakers, and whoever got him. I said, give up whatever you have to give up to get him and the Lakers, I think it's a good deal they kept coups MMA. But I also think David Griffin was a heck of a poker player to get what he got for New Orleans..
"kyrie irving" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The urge to criticize Kyrie Irving. And the urge to criticize leadership in general when it's presented is very easy. And I'm reminded of at times the way I wouldn't say we give LeBron James a pass. But I think we look at things through a different lens with him. Because we understand what comes along with being LeBron James I said for a long time when you were a child prodigy, and that's what he was your socialized different. And I don't think you truly get a lot of the same social cues as everyone else, and that goes to an extent for a lot of high level athletes who are pushed through and get a pass on a lot of things leading up to their time in the limelight that ultimately shapes the way, they handle events like this. But for Kyrie Irving. Someone who was a guy that felt slighted by the leadership on his team for Kyrie Irving. A guy who did feel like LeBron James at the time was too hard on them said things publicly that bothered him. You are a little more critical. When all of the sudden, the shoe is on the other foot, and we see this all the time. This isn't limited to sports you see this in your workplace, you see this in your school that the minute someone who was once under the boob gets a little bit of power. It's amazing. How quickly they start wearing the same sort of clothes and wearing the same sort of attitude that the person who was formerly the bother to them did. So you see that turnaround and for Kyrie Irving, maybe that realization that comes now is for the better because Kyrie Irving has enjoyed having the microphone in his face in Boston. He's a guy who left for all of it. He left for every bit of what comes with being the star. And being the leader again in that spot in this time getting to do it as a champion not getting to do it as the former number one overall pick in Cleveland who didn't win anything of note until LeBron James came back. That's always a difficult part of this. Irving with more details on the conversation between him and LeBron or actually less. Relax. Good. Okay. Of course, it brings. When did you? After the Orlando came into Orlando. But he said he will you talk to them. Is there a conversation? But I give you a great. So was just. A responsibility that I had to take their shoes. And then understanding where are you? And how much responsibility to help teach them things and help them do things first.