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A highlight from BREAKING Grayscale Wins SEC Lawsuit! (MASSIVE Crypto Pump!)
"Welcome to BitBoy Crypto! Home of the BitSquad, the largest and greatest crypto community in all of the Interwebs. My name is Deezy. We're here at 11 .33am. Shout out to Sam Price. We started on the time on purpose. Shout out to Larry Bird. It's Tuesday, August 29th. We got Drew and AJ. How are we all doing today? I'm bullish. Anytime we start the morning with the pump, especially some good news, I mean, come on, we can't hate on that. Let's go. Yeah, we're going to talk about that. We're going to tell you why the markets are pumping. It has something to do with an ETF, folks. Also, we have some XRP news. We got some X news. Is Elon bringing back Doge? Is it happening soon? Did he just get a license? What was that license? We got an NFT being targeted. ETH interests all time low. We're going to talk about Cardano. We're going to talk about Charles Hoskinson and aliens. And then maybe at the end, if we got time, me and AJ might talk about rare EVO. Fantastic time out there. I had a really, really good time. So, grayscale ruling is just a bunch of hopium FUD ammo for more Bitcoin movement. So, we're going to talk about that. But first, AJ said the markets are pumping. Let's look at the markets. What is going on with the markets? We're going to refresh, make sure we got that fresh data. The market cap of crypto industry is up 3 .6%. We're coming in at $1 .13 trillion, everybody. 24 -hour volume. Only coming in about $42 billion. I'm surprised it's this muted. It, you know, averages around 50 when things get a little bit excited. Can touch 100 on an exciting day. So, surprise is so low. We have Bitcoin dominance coming in at $46 .9K. Gas is up, though. It is up to 90. So, it looks like people are using that EVM, getting in and out of those altcoins. Now, AJ, do you think they're getting into ETH or out of ETH? That's a really good question. I know volume has been down lately. I'm personally looking at the Bitcoin chart right now on my screen as we speak. And it's really good to see, if you see this right yellow line here, this yellow line, Bitcoin put in a higher low if it's turning around here. And if it stays in that range, I mean, there's nothing wrong with that. Obviously, losing the year -long trend line, this white line here, bad news bears. But the fact we put in a higher low right there, I mean, that's a good look, at least a good start. All right. The trend is your friend, so it isn't great seeing that trend break there. But let's look at individual crypto prices here. We have everything pumping over the last hour or two. We have Bitcoin up almost 5 % on the day, essentially making up the entire week's gains here, up 4 .9%. ETH is up 4 .1%. BNB up almost 5%. XRP, only up 3 .3%. Cardano as well, only up 3 .3%. But Dogecoin, maybe off the Elon news, it is pumping a little bit harder. It's coming in at 6 .3%. And TonCoin, this morning, one of the few coins in the green, but with the bullish news with Grayscale, it is now pushing 10 % everybody and as well as Bitcoin Cash pushing 10%. If we look at the top gainers here, what are we going to see? Are we going to see your portfolio? If we see your portfolio, make sure you hit that like button where you have stacks. What is up with stacks always leading the way, whether it's gainers or losers, AJ, it's always stacks. Is it? I just see stacks in the top five of movers a lot. That's a fair point. I actually like, that's one of those coins that like, I just never really follow. Like, you know what I mean? I know what it is. I've seen it, but I'm just like, Stacks is up there with radix. You see radix doing that a lot. You see stacks doing a lot. There's a couple other coins. You always see injective. You often see that. Yeah, that INJ is definitely one that I've had my eye on at least for this year. It's really hard to ignore the price action on INJ. And hey, look at VeChain, you know, not doing bad. And over the VeChain shirts, I had to give them a shout out. I, you know, after the price prediction video I did with VeChain, I met the VeChain people at Rare Evo. Super cool. Super cool. Maybe it might hit up a UFC fight with them at one of these points in time. It's hard to not be bullish on that project, not going to lie. Cool. We have a Bitcoin cash up 8 .8%. Roll Bitcoin 8 .2. Still having a good week. 36 .9. I held on to most of my bag. I took some profits when we hit that local low or local high there. We have Dogecoin up, Optimism up as well. Avalanche ETH classic, a coin I haven't even thought about in a long time. It is up five and a half percent, but who's losing there. We got everything pumping. Is someone dumping? All right. We have Caspa. This might look, I keep saying, Oh, I'm gonna buy Caspa. I'm gonna buy Caspa. I haven't bought Caspa. What is going on? Why haven't I bought Caspa? Mostly because KuCoin shut out American users. I got to find another exchange. Probably looking at Bitget. Tim's around. Tim's around. Let's see. So we have Caspa down 3%. SWE down 2 .4%. Apecoin erasing the gains from yesterday, at least half of them is down 2 .3%. And then after that, nothing really has fallen too hard. Kronos is down, but still slightly up for the week there. But are you ready to talk about some grayscale? Dude, such, such good news. Such good. I mean, to be fair, there is a difference between, you know, the news this morning and a spot BTF approval. There is an ocean between those two things, but it's really good to see bullish sentiment, especially right now. And you know, like I said, putting in the higher low. Yeah, let's get into the story. All right. All right. Let's see. Again, make sure you follow us. We're at a 1 .45 million followers here. Let's see. All right. So we have court grant. This is a breaking story just happened. I mean, you see with the crypto pumps, there's not a whole lot of articles on this. We're going to go over this one here. Court grants grayscales petition for review in Bitcoin ETF case against the SEC. So the state court of appeals or the state's court of appeals granted their petition for review this morning is a three judge panel for the DC circuit court of appeals. And they sided with grayscale in the battle against Gary Gensler and the sec. This came after they sued the sec a long time ago, folks, at least in crypto land, June of last year, when they blocked them from converting its Bitcoin trust to an ETF. We remember, you know, this was a bullish narrative about two years ago, but it's not all the way where we want to be, which is a spot ETF. They argue that the approval of ETFs investing in Bitcoin futures, but not proposed con products would hold a Bitcoin directly is arbitrary and capricious. The judge granted the petition for review in order that the commission's order be vacated. So it means the sec has to review the application, which it had previously rejected. So before they got, you know, they got the resume and they just threw it out the window and say, Hey, look, we don't need to look at it. Grayscale saying, Hey, that's not fair. You actually need to, you know, how about put some eyeballs on it? How about you assess us fairly? And how about you give us a real accurate ruling? Don't just have this arbitrary and capricious ruling. And that's what they're saying here. So the CEO of Grayscale said on Tuesday that the company's legal team is actively reviewing the court's decision. This is a monumental step forward for American investors, the Bitcoin ecosystem, and all those who have been advocating for Bitcoin exposure through added protections of the ETF wrapper. This is huge, but I don't know if Grayscale is going to be able to beat BlackRock, AJ or Drew, you know, I just don't see that BlackRock is going to come in with the bronze medal. Does BlackRock get bronze medals or do they get gold medals? I think they get gold medals. Now, maybe it's a tie. Maybe a lot of people are approved at the same time, but I don't see Grayscale getting the gold and BlackRock is just happy with the silver. That's my take.
"larry bird" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"All day. All day. And an extra hour on. Metallica, you know, a lot of people love a talc a lot of people critique Metallica from not being as hard edged as other bands. But what a run of success. They're like, what, year 40? A set of Larry Bird. Hey, easy. What? It wasn't meant as Alan Iverson maybe Metallica. Oh man. He's got a special place in a lot of people's hearts. He does. And he means a lot, just like Metallica might mean a lot to just a certain demographic. What the hell happened with fantastic? You're right. A couple of phone calls in here. What's poll question we're going with and our two C no count. Well, we got a couple options here for you. A quality sent this one over. If I was, I'm changing it a little bit. But if I was 5 11 and a half would tell people that I was 5 11 or 6 foot. Oh, 6 foot. And now as someone who is or at least used to be 5 11 and a half, I've said I'm 6 foot almost as soon as I hit that, yeah. I only recently walked it back to 5 11. You don't have to? Stick with 6. Well, because then you get around other people that are 6 foot when you're clearly not as tall as them. You're like, well, I should just dial that back. Yeah. 'cause I was 6 three. Now I'm hovering around 6 one 6 one and a half. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, button might be 5 11, but he's got good hair that can kick up a little bit and even things out and no one's gonna check in. You know these hoka shoes? Yeah. All of a sudden, I'm 6 two and a half. You know, it's like, oh, you know, when we did the meet and greet after the shows that the Super Bowl, you had people say, man, you're a lot taller than I thought. I'm like, yeah, if I took these shoes off, you wouldn't say that. I mean, Tom Cruise wears lifts, I think, and his shoes, doesn't he?
Billy Packer, legendary voice of college basketball Final Fours, dies at 82
"Billy packer was an Emmy Award winning college basketball broadcaster who covered 34 final fours for NBC and CBS. Packer's son Mark told the AP that his father had been hospitalized in Charlotte for the past three weeks, and had several medical issues in ultimately succumbed to kidney failure. Packer who played college ball at wake forest joined NBC in 1974. He was part of the broadcast in 1979 when Magic Johnson's Michigan state team beat Larry Bird's Indiana state squad in the title game. I'm Shelley Adler
"larry bird" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"And wilt and Bill Russell. And this is a regular season of war, not a postseason award, but it's like, well, yoga, she hasn't won championship she had it, 'cause it's in the same category with those guys. And now we're going to give him something that only those guys have gotten. Almost by definition of history, right? If history is our guide, if history says the parameters for how we classify players and how we elevate them and what tier we put them in and where they are in the pyramid or all these different things when we talk about the scope of history, it does start to weigh on you a little bit that wait a minute. Hold on in the scope of history, there's only been three guys and these are three of the greatest ever. And jokic has the talent to be one of the greatest ever, but he still mid career hasn't won anything in the postseason yet. And you almost don't want to give him an honor that is only been claimed by three absolute Titans of the game. I think that's a fair thing to discuss. I don't know if it's a fair thing to hold against him when we're voting in April. I don't want to dismiss it. It matters. The history matters. Right. But at the same time, if he's the best player this season, and not just the best player, but, you know, you and I agree on this. Best player on a team that matters, right? 50 plus wins, legit chance to make the finals. That's why I didn't vote for him last year, because that was not the case for the nuggets. But this year, I don't have a case against him unless somebody else can knock him off. And if the only case against him is, we can't put him in a category with Larry Bird and Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. I don't know if I can do it on
"larry bird" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again
"He was big. He was literally big. He called himself big. And what if they met Tom Hanks? He was in big. I was pleasant before he got woke. And I couldn't make big. I couldn't make the movie big. I said, oh, I don't have diversity. And it's so sad. A great film. But no, I think, I think if it was Larry Bird, we should free him, but he wouldn't have been working around with her, she should. Get rid of him walking around with a Coors light. Like a nice American conservative beer. But I think. Barton grinder asked, and I just. And I know I don't understand, but you shouldn't go to it shouldn't go, you don't go to somebody else's house and disrespect the rules. You know? And rosa very important. And even in our country, when you don't follow rules, you sometimes get a peaceful protest on January 6th. Where somebody takes a text stuff dump on Nancy Pelosi's
"larry bird" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Was at this game. I watched this in real time and it's still one of the three or four most incredible things I've ever seen in person. Here's what I wrote the next day. After an unforgettable sack on second down, we had less than 30 seconds to play in one time out. We needed to play the let's throw a Hail Mary pass to the greatest deep threat ever and hope he does something superhuman card. Almost like a last resort in a Madden game. Well, everyone in the building knew is coming, especially the Giants. When the ball was snapped, the cornerback facing moss turned around and just started sprinting. So did the safety shaded over to the side. Brady rolled out to his right, bought a couple seconds. Wait as long as he could, then in court the pass from his own 12 yard line. The flight of the ball alone should have been mesmerizing, but there was moss racing down the sidelines. We didn't have a chance suddenly we had a chance. It was the distant cousin to the three point of the Larry Bird miss by a half game for the 1987 MBA finals, where we knew we needed America. We knew we had the red horses in place to make that miracle happen, and then the play was happening. The ball was headed toward a good place. And we were staying in there frozen in absolute disbelief. Wait a second. Why does it seem like you might catch that? Wait a second. Wait a second. Brady ended up under throwing him by about a half a yard. Although under throwing is the wrong word because the ball traveled an astonishing 85 yards in the air. I still think it was his best forever. Coming within a hair of completing an Uber bomb to double team receiver in stride on the 19 O seasons last gasp, it was like Tiger needed a hole 7 iron to win the master's missing it, but hitting the pin. Moss had to ease up for a split second of the split second screwing up his timing because he was spreading about.
"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Against Providence. But he had like 15 assists, you know. And well, bob Ryan's a good trip, Jeff, as we all know. So happy birthday, Larry Joe Byrd, right? 65 today, amazingly. And all I can say is, it was a rather great pleasure when I here's the way I always put it guys when he joined the Celtics. I was ten years into my career, right? Ten years. And I said, it was as if I signed up for an art course because I like the course, but I didn't know who the teacher was going to be. And a teacher walked in and it was Michelangelo. And that's how I feel about what the way Larry Bird entered my basketball life in 1979. He embodied everything that, to me, it was great and good about basketball and one package. And I went writing more words about Larry Bird than anybody that I've ever covered and, you know, he was a cottage industry for me quite frankly. And it doesn't have to go over how great he was, but just a lot of contentious being focused on 85 86 Celtics now as Dan show on his book is terrific, but people want to know. And, you know, you just remember, the father away we are from it, guys. The more I appreciate it, because the game is so different now. You know? And that team and that game. And Larry would have been great in this. I mean, imagine you told Larry, go ahead, take the take a dozen threes tonight. Instead of the four or 5 that were mostly whatever it take because the game was different. Anyway, happy birthday, Larry and you know 65 a little scary. All right guys, we'll see you next week. It was a pleasure, Ryan Goodman with segue the pod. Okay, it's time to top some Celtics now with bob Ryan along with Jeff Goodman and Gary tank weight. We're going to talk about Chris gasper back at the globe, good for him, pulling the bob Ryan, went to channel 5 like bob did back in the 70s and then he couldn't stay away from the ink. So gas was back at the globe, but he wrote this about Marcus smart. The reality is that the court of Jason Tatum, jaylen Brown and Marcus smart looks max out. The Celtics have to break it up and break the cycle, he's not eligible to be traded until January 17th. I certain polarizing point guard must be subtracted from an already complicated chemistry formula. Bob, I'm going to start with you because I know you're a big Marcus smart guy and you're probably tired of talking about it. But when you look at this team right now and they remind me of the forever 500s, the Harvard whalers, I mean, what else can be done but deal smart? I'll tell you why. You know how I feel Jeff enough that I feel about Marcus smart, but I don't want to put myself on the Emerson thing, a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. I don't want to be a hobgoblin they're here. I thought it was a terrific column. I thought it made a lot of sense. I thought in Marshall this argument's very well. And he kind of fact, not an opinion that jumped out at me, and I went, oh my God. And the fact was that he said at the time of this writing at that column, the Celtics were 1550 in a previous a hundred games. And that may tell us all we need to know guys. And so I'm going to have to say, I couldn't refute the premise at all. And I've been one over..
"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"And as a great teammate, and that's part of the reason why produce been so good, along with the fact that they have their most talented player named J 9 since big dog Blaine Robinson. He's 6 four guard who is a electric. He's big. He's strong. He's athletic. He's shooting it well. And he will go in the water. They're balances remarkable right now. I got 6 guys. I would do between 8 points and 16 a game. No one is averaging more than 27 minutes. But they have 9 guys playing 16 or more minutes. I mean, you know, that's true that is awesome depth, you know? They can win this whole thing. They can win this whole thing this year. There's no clear cut number one team. I think it's going to be a little bit of a revolving door this year. It's not like Purdue is Baylor from a year ago, but they're the best team today and Gonzaga's lost the couple now. You know, do class to Ohio State. It's just going to be one of those things where I think you're going to have 8 or ten teams that switch it up. By the way, before we go, just like my hat, bob. I do like you had a little swag from the ramps. I told you Michael Collins. What a good spot. Fort Collins, Colorado. You'll love this story, Gary. I told Jeff the other day on my one trip to Fort Collins, the Celtics are playing in Denver. And I drove Eric Bernstein and jeffkins to Fort Collins to see Danny age play for BYU. Did you really? The jet gives us all excited, of course, you know, he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. You formerly known as Mormons. And anyway, we saw Danny, I drove them to the gym to Moby gymnasium, right? At Fort Collins. And started games. And that was my one trip to Fort Collins. You're unbelievable. And that brings us, that reminds me of how we're going to close the show. Weren't you the first member of the Boston media to see Larry Bird play? Yes, I told you. Yes. Because the other two guys, I drove from Indianapolis to. Terre Haute where Mike Madden and Jason stark who both were then working at the pro Jo, the provenance journal. The reason we were all in Indianapolis was that Michigan state was playing Providence was playing Michigan state in an NCAA first round game on Saturday afternoon and lo and behold, Larry Bird was playing an Indiana for Indiana state in an NIT home game against Illinois state on Friday night. And so we drove out to the game and we saw Larry Bird and Magic Johnson within about 14 hours of each other. Pretty good. That's pretty good. That's a good.
"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"First time ever for the boilermakers. We have a question for you guys. I'll give you the answer. You give me the question. Jeopardy. Answer is Purdue. What's the question? It's very vague about the question is who's the best player ever to play at Purdue? Well, we're going to get to him, but no, the question is, what school has won the most Big Ten championships? The answer is Purdue. Little known fact. They have won 24 Big Ten championships. They have never won an NCAA championship that tournament being founded in 1939. However, speaking of John Wooden, they were awarded retroactively the 1932 championship when wooden was a senior. By acclamation. Purdue is a fascinating. I mean, Jeff, you know, first, first, bob first, Rick mount or big dog. Who are you taking? Oh, I'm taking. Well, man, I got to go get them out. You know, they did get to the finals in 1969. They lost the UCLA and UCI's third House into his third championship with Rick mount the pride of Lebanon, Indiana, where I did have breakfast in honor of Rick mount once. And in 1980, they lost in the semifinals to UCLA. There's two trips to the final four. Now, what I'm getting is, they have been very steadily successful for decades. They were very successful under the GKE era. Now this is 17th year for Matt painter. Wait a minute. How about that? And I did a little research here, guys. I do a lot of homework. People don't realize. They worked at a sweet 16 and three years in a row, as recently as 2017, 18 and 19. They've been to the 8 how many times would you do that? Okay. But it's been a very, you know, consistent program, but they've never in their life awakened on a morning to find themselves as the number one 19 in the land. And now, is this any real surprise to you, Jeff? No one who the person was on this team? A little bit a little bit. I saw him in the preseason. I went by watch Lafayette. And I was blown away by their big man duo. If you haven't, if you haven't seen him, you've got to watch his kids Zach 80 Gary. He's 74. He's only playing basketball for four years. He's from Canada grew up as baseball player and obviously outgrew that. He was not going to be the next Randy Johnson. But he is a dominant force and he's mobile and what they did was Matt painter had a dilemma because you can't play this kid and trivia on Williams together. They're both big and Williams was the first team all Big Ten guy last year. So everybody's like, well, how is he going to handle this? How's he going to? Well, he was kicking Trevor and Williams's ass every day in practice. So he started Jack eating. And everybody was like, well, Hobbs Trevor, I'm wondering if you can handle this. Well, he's handled it with class..
"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Week, we had the mega meetings between the sons and the warriors, a split bob, what did we learn about those teams? Well, first of all, we learned that the warriors assuming that the sons at home could win a big game without their best player or with their best player playing 15 minutes. We also learned that their defense is no joke. Their defenses were not no myth, excuse me, it's for real. We also learned that. I think that that game, the second game was a home court game in which you knew Steph Curry was going to play better than he did the first one when he was four for 21. But I think we learned that there is two most enjoyable teams to watch in a league that goes to income. And those games were, I don't know. I was to say they satisfied the heart of this purist, I put it that way, okay? And I would love to, I'm looking forward to seeing each of the play soon again. That's all I can say. I think we learned that they are the two best teams and but I think the fact that the suns could win without without Booker was significant, frankly. Yeah, the second one, I mean, Booker didn't play at all. You know, Golden State kind of blew out in that one. I don't hold a lot to it. What I would say is if they're both full strength in the playoffs that's gonna be a hell of a series. That's what I would say it's a toss up series. Now again, we're waiting on clay. We're waiting on clay. And to see what Golden State is going to look like with a healthy or healthy ish Klay Thompson coming back. That is The X Factor here. Everybody knows that what is Klay Thompson going to look like? How effective is he going to be? Is it going to be a guy? We know he's going to be able to make shots, but can he guard like Klay Thompson guarded before? Because if he can, that takes Golden State to a different level than Phoenix or anybody else right now..
"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"And I think that is lost on people. How good a defender? How good a passer? And still being the best pure score if you want to bucket, there's no way you can stop this dude because again, he's so long, he can rise up right over you. He's incredible and transition. He's not super selfish, you know? Like he can make people better when he wants to. And I think again, if he had team with the right guy or stayed in Golden State, which is really what he should have done, you'd be talking about win in four or 5 titles. Yeah, there's no doubt about it. And I thought that, you know, he played with Russ Westbrook, and he handled him. And that was that's tough to do in I thought his greatest performance was last year when Hardin wasn't himself and Kyrie couldn't play. I mean, that guy was crazy good. I mean, he left it all on the floor. I thought that even though they didn't win it, but I thought that was one of his best accomplishments. It's got to move on now. We've talked about Steph Curry every week as we should. Now, speaking of Ray Allen, again, he's closing in on ray's three point record. Now, but Jeff, we all know ray was a specialist. We think of the three, that's it. Probably unfairly so. But what Steph now and especially the season, I think he's getting the reputation of being a more complete player. I know you felt he's been that way all along. Yeah, I do, because again, the knocks on stuff, it's so funny. I mean, I remember like it was yesterday. Coming out of the draft, it was like, all right, he's too small. He can't guard anybody. And he can't really play the point. That was a big question at that point. Does he see the floor well enough? Now again, the slight build has affected him. I mean, he's been injured a lot over the course of his career, you know, little nix bigger injuries, whatever it is. He's definitely done that, but what he's shown is like, he's got maybe not elite elite court vision, but damn good court vision and damn good passer to go along with again. Being, you know, him and KD, you could throw him in a hat. It's easier, I don't even know if I could say that. I was gonna say it's easier to guard stuff than it is KD, but I'm not sure you could say that because Steph can go to the logo and just launch it and he's effective from that range. I don't know. Who would you, bob, who would you rather guard? If you had a choice, you know, or who would you rather put the ball in their hands at the end of a game, Steph or KD for a final shot? Well,.
"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"I'm a lover, I'm not a fighter. I mean. I'm average in 1921. I don't need to be doing all that defense. But he told me that. You're like the first day of one of the first days of practice. Came up to me and told me now. Like, wow, I was blown away. I was scared in my back. Like, what? Wow. But you weren't scared against New York when you going up against Bernardo. I had already acronyms to death. That was my second year in the league, gotcha. And then my time I was growing up against Bernard king. That was my April 9th year in the league. So you went battle tested by that? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, that did what I need to do. Right. So, yeah, I mean, that is, that's one of those crazy things you look at and you know, this is what I want to do. This is how I'm playing and I think there's some really different field when you think about playing it that way. But so far as you comment is learning, I didn't have nothing. I didn't know we were human beings. And the nursing conversation. I like how you put it. He drank beer with quin butner and rich ruby. Yeah. And you picked it with ML carrying Robert patty. I drink bear I drink sodas. He drink liquor. I eat popcorn. I mean, I'm not. That wasn't me. His world of doing things completely demand. I mean, I'm sure that Larry liked him. There's your hood. That wasn't me. I mean, I was. I wanted to know about political events and politics and worldviews. No one Larry. You think maybe you can do you better? He wouldn't go to assumption thing that you quit on the team? No, no, no, no. I don't know again, I think that just how it came across. I think it just, it was just translation, which came across that the way I was acting, it seemed like I didn't. And when and I bought myself for that to be, you know, but I can't fault what my personality is. My personality isn't like what was me. I'm not slept wrong. I'm a happy go lucky person. So it was a different feel for me. Talk about the 1945 season because you talk about from your book. It sounds like a lackluster job of your physical before that. Before the start of the season, and then by February, you know, you start to feel different painting you in your ankle. I mean, excuse me, your knee. That sort of changed everything. You know what? We had just won the championship. And then I couldn't feel pain in my knee. Almost before the season really. And the 84th and literally think of it no more than just regular 8 some pains and jump. And one day I thought it was really different was the night I was embarrassed sleep and all of a sudden I turned and I heard somebody scream was like in pain. I think it was me, because when I had turned my knee, I ended up finding out later that part of the tear of the ligament on the inside actually got caught in the bone and would actually tear like a tear and paper. And oh man, it's just so painful. And that's when I really knew I was hurt, man. I think the big thing the doctors didn't think I was hurt because my knee wasn't swelling up. Because I didn't swear. So therefore, we were like, well, maybe just in your mind. And I knew it wasn't and it was just hard to get anybody to believe me. That was frustrating. There's no like x-rays and it's so different, right? Like nowadays, it would just be so on the forefront. It would have been picked up for the start of the season, right? Yeah. I would have done whatever, but because of that, didn't have MRI. Nobody knew at that time. Max doesn't want to play for us anymore. Period. Larry, I don't know if he'll honor to it now or not. All I know is he said it and that's all I can tell you now. That said, he defends max to the death today. That was from bob Ryan. Talk about this conversation you recently had with Larry Bird. What was that like? It was simple. We didn't talk about to me, dame. We talked about other things about how we play together and we was and who I was and how I was doing it. So what do you think to do with anything to do with the past? The basketball stuff. You know, it's just pretty much like I think at the very end I didn't want to play because it was just a lot of media stuff going on. Talking about me and what I did and how he didn't want to play and I think red made it rich made it to a point where it was like, look, and for me, it was like, okay, I knew it was at the end. Just go ahead and trade me. I'm good with that. You know, we had a great button. That's what I think about relationships, be all combative. Oh, my God. I didn't worry. Oh, you had a great time. That's a great things that were known to you. And we had the great relationship, right? One multiple championships. I was gonna say, you know what the testament to that? When you went back for Larry Bird now. Talk about that. And the emotions that you went through after all those years and not going back to Boston after you told yourself, you would never go back. Talk about that day. Coming back to the garden. They asked me to come back to Larry's retirement. And I was debating whether I should have known. I didn't. I was up in the air. I don't know, but then I was like, okay, hey, I'll come back. And then we're talking to all the players and then they'll talk to Bill bench and then they did need Archibald and it was bob cos was the and bob looks at me and found that says max welcome back to the garden. Welcome back to Boston. And the crowd just went crazy. And that was it was really a it surprised me with the emotion that was that came over me at that point. And it really showed the appreciation that I had from it, not only from the fans who stood up and gave me a standing ovation, but also for my teammates who were there who understood kind of what I went through. And Robert parish in particular. When I think of him and I was Robert Parrish said, hey, you got to go on fire. Fuck without the moon. Which made the book, by the way. I love it to put that in the book. So a bit right there. Because you could hear his base in his voice board. Max got a book. So it just one of those things there. The meat is just really funny. When you think about that. So I just can't laugh, but you know, yeah, that was just an emotional emotional thing that happened to me. I was very surprised that the fans were getting a standing ovation. I was just surprised that my teammates gave me a send over him and then early just stop. You'll be just stopped and they stood and they clapped and used it. When he said, you know, max, welcome back to Boston. How's it feel to be back? And literally everybody stood up and it was like, it really gave me vindicated me in the sense of, you know, how I had played and what I meant for this team. Do you think part of you felt like it was a moment in your life where you're like, you could contact a side relief? Yeah. Hey there. You just took a deep breath. You left their love, rain on you. And then I had to get back to talk about the Larry Bird. The gifts. Yeah. Man, that was hilarious, where you put that together. Even though it was. No. More than me. Yeah, but how funny is that? Yeah. Everyone knows, you know, it's not like you bought yourself, but for you to say it is such a max thing to do. And it was well received everyone crack it over. Oh. What? I don't even know what this is. What is this thing? And what is it? That's the common relief that never goes away, you know what I mean? I feel like that goes that's what resonates with people and it came all at once and with the crowd and everything in that moment. What is it? If you don't know, okay. Yeah. And they're watching my buddy good Nick joslyn just having a ball over here in this French toast right now. He's like a hero. He's lucky when he's the first time he's eating. Back home is like 3 o'clock. This is the first time he's eaten today. He'll tell me later, I'll just be like, oh my God. That French toast you have. Yeah. And I told him. This is the piss. Nick, when I say the wheel over here, don't be a distraction. Can't stop looking at you. Why don't you just look around at me? Look at my baby. He just smiled in the hotel. Front row seats. And the things that he's heard, they've been one of these stories. But it's like, goes right back again. Never gets open. Does giggling again like a school girl?.
"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Just, he said, you know, do you want to write a book? And I was like, yeah, yeah, I don't know, man. We just decided, you know, it was about probably like last year and during the pandemic, you know, I had time just to reflect and talk about different things. It was fun. Did you feel like it was sort of like a, I don't know, like reading reading through it, I can't help but wonder if this is like a therapeutic process for you. You know, obviously reliving your great basketball career and putting it all together. And now you're in the middle of another career, right? You got a broadcasting career that you've been doing. The last 20 years, we'll get into that a little bit later, but just talk to me about what that was about. That was light, reflecting on everything that you went through and putting it and seeing it all. Therapeutic because you forget so many things and then you start adding anything. And like, oh man, this happened and that happened up a kind about that. Never got my fears and needs to man I have a lot of stories to actually came together, which is the things I remember things I laughed about, you know, some things were somewhat painful, some things were just funny as they don't. And you have a tendency to highlight all the good stuff. And then the really bad stuff, you highlight that. But all those things are in between, they just got getting into a shade of gray that you forget about the cheese to talk about in the beginning going, oh man, I remember all of the gamma dads who work together. What were some of the things that popped up? Why'd you know what? No, four years ago. I mean, I see this because for me, it would always be how much do I want to hold onto, right? Did you find yourself in that position where you're like, I don't know if I want to tell this story or should I tell this? 'cause when you're doing that, throughout this whole process? I think there's only one correct. Yeah, I did not go into polling. And it was sorry about you on the way to the Charlotte who, so I had her child. And the woman was, and that was 40 years ago, and she just talked to me about two years ago saying I had this job. I didn't go into details on who it was. And it would be fascinating that I ever told exactly who she was and what she did for a living. And you'd be like, wow. What is the next year? So there are things that I didn't talk about. So they have a free fry. Since we just be a boy, you feel good, but you're feeling guilty guys? You wish you didn't want to eat up all these fries? Appreciate it. I think I was done. About the story of her and I met the young lady who she said was my child. And she was really cool. It really. And that did not want to put her in the position of explaining different things. Didn't want to do that. But if necessary ever comes out like some of my friends know the story of Charlie forever came out, man, that would be, it would be air below the roof off of it. You still keep in contact with her. This is a young lady in the book. Claim that I went to school with claim that I had got her pregnant right. And she told me about young lady who was when she told me she told the girl who found her that end up being her mother. We have her child. She told her that I was her dad. She said, do you know who my dad is? She's like, yeah, absolutely. A 100%. And when it was a 100%, and she showed him on the basketball game, right? No. She actually just started with who I was. And so in the girls saying, are you sure? She's like, absolutely 100%. Well, she was a 100% wrong because it came down and came back 0.0 .0 .2. So you actually got the test of gotcha. Did that part make you not want to put in the book even more or was that just no, it's more about the young lady that I met. Okay. She was really cool with I respected the point of her privacy. Okay. What was something that you that you shared that you were a little hesitant? Was there anything? Something that made it in the book. I think that probably hesitant about the apology to my teammates, talking about me playing and how I was hurt, didn't know I was hurt. I mean, didn't know how to handle being hurt. I never experienced that before the pro and maybe just not him in the right way because I'm happy to go lucky. I have to go look at that inside of a second. And I was still happy to go lucky, even being hurt, so. It came across as a people. I really didn't care. About failing anymore with all of them, that's what disappointed me with anything when all of them knew that I was one of the most competitive guys they had ever been around. So that was very disappointing. This episode of the cause issue podcast is brought to you by bet online dot AG bed online has you covered all season more props, odds and lines than ever before as football season continues the march to the playoffs. 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As you put it right, you know, you have another gear, and it's not being lazy, but that was the amazing thing about Larry is the fact that he could believe the same way against every team hard every single moment. Right. Whereas that wasn't in my DNA and for the most part, it's not in every player's DNA. They're a big game. Everybody like Marcus smart. Everything. Whereas other guys have a tendency to step down or step up..
"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"What's going on everybody is Jose pavon, you know, getting to sit down with Cedric Maxwell was a lot of fun. I got this feature. I'm putting together talking about his book. If these walls could talk and we did this at the farm in Beverly Hills. Now this is a special spot that Mac likes to go to every time he's in town and the Celtics on the verge of back to back said I get the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. I got a chance to have a sit down with him and here's most of our conversation in this episode, it's gonna feel like you're sitting at the table with us, all right? But trust me, it's worth it. It's a great conversation. The last stop opportunity. So funny. So if you wipe my mouth. This is gonna podcast. I want you to just be kicking me chilling. Okay, all right, this is you. This is you seeing me and my reporter element putting this feature together. Okay. A two quarter. Let's do it. You ruined LA. How's it feel? There's lots of times you thought you were ready. You know, with this place called a foreign man, I love this place. We are riding for Dale dry. We're in Beverly Hills. Yeah. It don't get no better than this, man. I mean, this is back in Boston right now is probably in the high 30s and we're out here. We just sweater on the sun and shine and it's supposed to be close to 80° today. We're probably going to have. You still think about the robbery we would come out here? Is that part of it? I do. And, you know, when the funniest things they ever happen to me was actually here. Where we were, I was actually in Beverly Hills and there was a Laker fan. And you'll see these occasionally you'll see these there's really, I guess I can see it. You see these all these cars coming down the street and they are like they're looking for sightseeing sightseeing trucks. Right. So this guy comes up to me in a Beverly Hills thing and I'm in Beverly Hills. He comes up as a Laker fan. He's like, oh my God. So he says that it's going to take a picture with just a nigga video with me. All of a sudden this sightseeing thing comes up with all these people who were from Japan. And they just take a picture. It's like, don't even know who I am. It was just so funny, but LA's gonna like this. It's a completely different environment out here. 'cause not like Celtics fans, right? Things were reversed, and you were one of those like LA Lakers walking around Boston. It's a different reception, though. Well, the thing about LA everybody is famous. So nobody trips with the thing about how we walk around and Boston thereby is like, oh my God, that feels so good. There's a patriot that those people walk around here in LA, which I found to be fascinating with the Clippers. I realized that because when I was on the east coast, in the place I go on these coast people come up to me. Oh my God. What's going on? I hear and play with the Clippers. I was at the mall, people walk around, walk by me like I was a sign out there. I famous here. But you're not famous only a couple of people. You stop for, like, magic was one of the people that people stopped for. I'm sure it was Jack was going the way he was going to read. But for the most part, there are people they're used to seeing people walk on the beach. They're used to seeing all these famous actresses for you and I don't see them going, oh, that's it. But we don't even trip with it now. It's so used to it. It's a different environment. I'm always gonna run into like someone who had a minor role in some show that I used to watch, and I will. Yeah. Because you can do that. You can do that with the person that is waiting on our table right now. They will tell you, well, I'm just doing this for the time, being until, you know, my active thing is gone and that so you will hear people say that, you know, that are just regular people and you say, oh, you're in wet. Yeah, I mean, such as movie, or I was an extra. So it is completely different. When you think about leaving Boston and coming here, a complete different environment with a bit of a culture shock, you know, joining the clippers and coming into this brand new environment being LA. It was completely different. In the sense that, you know, I was with the championship Celtics. And the thing that for me, one of the things that I told people I said, we are thinking that at the time there were 26 teams in the league. I got booed in every arena except once. And that was in Boston. When I was with the Clippers, they know there's just been a home game. It was so funny. I'd be like, bring it on, bring it on. So come on. They love that they just laugh, because. They play in here in LA. And people didn't like that. Yeah. But that found I found it really found that you know with some strange bedfellows. I got to be got to know Denzel Washington pretty good. Opinion Marshall was always in the game. She would talk to me. All these different people who were LA who weren't particularly Laker fans would come to our games and with the Clippers and norm Nixon his wife Debbie Allen to doing different worlds and so I met that cast and it was really cool. Yeah, you talked about that in your book. Just getting together when people like that and seeing different celebrities come through and come and shake your hand, that must've been so different compared to Boston. It is. I mean, Boston, everybody's not to be bad about boss mayor buzz, you know, Joey or Billy from the, you know, from the south of Europe. Or whatever they were. Hardworking guys. Yo, yo, man. And I love my life for both some people all their time was used guys. Use guys gonna win and leave. Use gut. You guys. So the environment was really different. And you think about being in LA, first of all, just to get to the arena. I'll leave that on camera's version switches about an hour premiere. So my commute on a game day was like about four hours, I would drive in, drive out on a shoot around, go back home, then drive back in and drive back out. I was on the road for like four hours. This is like a four hour trip. So everything so far. Another thing. You have to put that in your scheme of things. The contents about, you know, just driving. Great. If these walls could talk, why is this so important for you to put this book out? Why now, actually? I don't even know why now. You know, people have talked to me about that, you know, my Cosmo where he was the guy who actually actually talked to me about it. And, you know, we just, and I.
Frozen Envelope Draft of 1985
"The early nineteen eighties. We're filled with connick basketball stars. Magic johnson larry bird and kareem abdul-jabbar are just a few legends. That played during this era celebrity players. Thrilled fans with their incredible skills on the court but some behavior was not worth celebrating on august twentieth. Nineteen eighty the la times reported on multiple accounts of cocaine abuse by nba athletes. The general manager of the utah jazz even speculated that there wasn't a single team in the league that didn't have a drug problem new york knicks star. Micheal ray. Richardson had five. Documented stays at rehabilitation clinics new jersey nets. Forward bernard king had been arrested for cocaine. Possession has had hawks guard eddie johnson. Some estimates claimed seventy five percent of all. Nba players drugs. These habits culminated in the death of shooting guard. Terry furlough furlough died in a fatal car accident. In nineteen eighty an autopsy found ballum and cocaine in his blood. Substance abuse also made players vulnerable to all sorts of criminal activity f. b. i. File suggest that during the nineteen eighty one eighty two season at least three new york knicks players were indebted one of the largest drug dealers on the east coast. These debts lead the knicks to participate in point shaving or intentionally missing shots in order to get a particular score this way. Their drug dealer could place a bet on that score and because of the players cooperation he was guaranteed to win. It was the players way of paying him. Back drugs also wreaked havoc on the players. Mental and physical health stimulants like cocaine can increase in violent behavior. And in this era many players had an extremely physical style of play
"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"My time is up here. Let's find me a new home until he pushes that I don't think Toronto trades him and and to this point that hasn't happened often overlooked know all death at trade deadline time. There's going to be moves and there are Rumblings that the Celtics are actively exploring all their options. But exactly what's that what that's going to look like? I can't tell you today a month out, but I think Danny's been pretty clear here with his interviews in the last couple of weeks that he's looking and I know Celtics fans are sick of hearing that I know there's this this sentiment that we never, you know, we never make movies, I would question that a little bit they did go all in on Kyrie Irving and that didn't work out. So I you know, I don't think it's accurate to say they never you know, they never push their chips into the middle of the table. But you know, they're they're looking they're trying they know they need changes cuz cuz this group is stagnating. Utah Jazz a solid where they'll say let me let you I'll let you finish what the hell is going on. I mean, I understand you tell us a good team but this is ridiculous right now. I mean, you're right and that's why I felt like they should have three All-Stars because if you look at this season, it's parody everywhere. It's roster disruption disruptions obviously teams are struggling to deal with covid-19. Yo, but saying all that they are one of those they gotta prove it to us in the playoffs. And I think they know it and I think even I think even they would say it that they know they can dominate the regular season and they're still going to be skepticism. They're going to have to show us in the play-offs but they got they they have a really they have a great thing going they came the season with continuity which is a huge advantage in this season full of disruptions. And you know, they're doing as much as you can do can't do more than they've done to this point these episodes Maxwell podcast brought to you by betonline.ag metal line is the fastest.
"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Are this Untouchable beautiful. When the NBA grew you age? Started growing to what it is now, but I love to play the what if game what if Larry played today came up now had the ball in his hands all the time and was more of a playmaker then a small forward in the most one of the most bruising frontcourts ever, you know, when obviously he played with with Mikhail and Paris. I mean, it was just such a completely different time. The game was played completely differently. Larry might not have enjoyed it. I don't know if we had him here. Maybe he'd say he wouldn't want to play the the way the game is now but I would love to see where he's shooting ten three years a game and making plays instead of playing like you said in the handshake era when you guys all beat the hell out of each other. I mean it would be to be fascinating. I'm kind of really want to know your take right now on looking from the outside how you guys feel and what's going on in Celtic world looking from the outside because right now we dead The pot is stirring up here cuz and I want to know really what your opinion is and rightfully so I mean, you know, I live in Dallas and the Mavericks would have been considered the the most disappointing team at the first half of the season. If not for Boston that that team is the Celtics right now. I mean this team went to the Conference finals last year off Tatum and brown are as enviable a Duo as you can have their exactly what you want in today's NBA long two-way player. They played both ends of the floor. They can play multiple positions. I mean right there that's a core that you would that that a lot of teams are jealous of but you know for reasons that you guys know better than me because you watch this team every day. You'll know Marcus Smart. Kemba Walker's injury issues. There are a zillion holes on the bench and now you're Danny Ainge and birth Stevens are facing the kind of pressure that maybe they've never faced. I mean, I think people forget Danny there were periods early in Daniel Danny's GM 10 or tenure where he'd faced a lot of pressure and obviously you get it you get Garnett and real and and win a championship and things change and it was a long long time ago. But but really since since the since the pre Garnett, this is probably the most heat Danny has faced. What news do you see that? We're going to be looking at you know, cuz I like to look into a crystal ball. And I know you're out there looking at all these different things when they you see this coming towards the NBA or this year that's going to surprise us are going to go. Whoa. I didn't see that company. Well, like everyone's obviously excited about the trade deadline, which I think we're basically a month out now off when we're we're we're chatting here so a month away but look the biggest the biggest trade move has already happened. There's going to be nothing on the scale of a hardened deal with the the the consistent messaging around Bradley Beal is that the Wizards are not going to trade him in season and to this point. I think that's still holds name is Bradley Beal goes to the Wizards and says it's time. I want to move I want to go somewhere else until that happens. I don't think the Wizards are going to trade him and again the signal bulb. One month out say that that's not going to happen before this trade deadline and then probably the next most significant name is Kyle Lowry and I think it's as very similar situation. Kyle Lowry is royalty in Toronto for what he contributed to that championship team unless he pushes it unless he goes to the Raptors long as I want to go somewhere else..
"larry bird" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"The big girls involved at the chicks the last four children You're you're asking. So I get why is my mouth you've been best thing this whole Larry Birnbaum. Look at the you have just you you written me about it. I read another article. Why are you so fascinated by these two? Well, because you obviously played with Larry spent every day with him for six seasons if my memory is right. So yeah when someone like you says that Luca is a carbon copy of Larry Bird, that's obviously a more powerful statement than someone like me making it or you know a fan or any any outside Observer for for you to kind of feel that strongly about it made me want to write about it cuz you know, the comparison game to me is not always a little bit tricky, you know, like I you know, I Every I mean to me, especially we're talking these are you know, Larry Bird is one of the greatest players who've ever seen. Luke is only in year three. He's going to have to do this a lot longer before we talk about him the same way. But to me these two guys are there one of ones one-of-a-kind even though there are obviously are similarities. But like like I said when I when I hear someone like you who's been in this game for more than 40 years when you feel so strongly about it. That's what kind of made me want to get you on the phone and dig into it with you. It's really funny because people ask me and I'll give you this month I said right now, I think that you asked me so who would Larry Bird kind of what would he be like in the NBA and Luca would be him or he'd be Luka and I said that because I think Larry Bird's name was he would be in this is kind of out there, but he would be a better player now is great as he was he'd be a better player now than he was in the old NBA because it was dead. About what speed trying to get the places now, you can't hand check. So that's why I feel there would be so much better and that's really kind of my you know, when I think about this because you you can say it as as as loud as you want. There's always going to be people who say there's only one Larry Bird. I don't even want to hear this and there's nothing we can say to convince them kind of to me. What is the fun the fun? What if which is kind it's a what if we're never going to get the answer but exactly what you just said, I grew up. I became a fan of this game in the 70s and 80s and to me that is the most glorious. In NBA history. I romanticize it I was a kid and just that's when I fell in love with this league and when you're a kid in just a fan and then you're a journalist. There are obviously differences. So the seventies and eighties to me..
"larry bird" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"At Petco Park spark at the park. The goal is to do 2500 tier one workers and then by the end of the week, as many as five 1000 being administered. Vaccinations are are a lot and I do mean a lot of tier one health care workers and hospitals, clinics also at nursing homes. In San Diego County from Petco Park. Phil Farrar, KOGO News the Corona virus has struck at the San Diego Zoo Safari park. At least eight gorillas have tested positive for the Corona virus, and another is symptomatic. Governor Newsome announcing the news. It is covert briefing today. It's long been a concern Human to animal transmission but our beloved guerrillas Obviously we are concerned about and San Diego Zoo best for the best. San Diego Zoo executive director Lisa Peterson says it appears the infection's came from a member of the park's wildlife care team, who also tested positive but has been asymptomatic. It's believed to be the first transmission of the virus to a great ape. Small businesses have another chance to get some relief is the paycheck protection program reopens today? Mary Mackenzie with our reporting partner, 10 News, spoke with a local business owner who's anxious to apply this owners I talked to actually have you tried T O apply for that. I said I did, but I think we're a little late. It was like, Well, the big companies already sucked it up, so we're like, what is it for us? Larry Bird owns Kelly Soul Kitchen, a catering business that also sells custom sauces and bird also runs a non Off it Disability Dreamweaver, which connects people with disabilities to the larger community. Or didn't get the first round of Pee Pee pee, but it's hopeful about this one. The money $284 billion in loans will initially only be open to community financial institutions today and also during the second draw on Wednesday. That's before the P P P will open toe other larger lenders. Again, That is Mary Mackenzie. With 10 News. Kogo news time 504. Let's see. Higher traffic is moving this afternoon's We check in with Mike Hancock and Chicken. Those drives from Europol, San Diego 100 dealers. Traffic center North bound 15 stopping go now from 79 of past Winchester Road with 33 minutes from the 78 up to Marietta. The five not too bad at all. She had up the coast. It's only 21 minutes from the 56 up to Oceanside and South 1 25, the other tough drive off the Grossmont summit at the eight..
"larry bird" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"I'm sure Kobe Bryant was was a lot like just too but as as as time moves along, you know, the the level of growth is really there and in all areas from Skillet. I meant to to leadership on the floor in games and practice. Convention Larry I had to get to it with because of the skill set comparison the division the creativity that that Luca has them. You know, now you play with Larry at its peak. Absolutely when you came to the team Larry was in the midst of winning going to winning three straight every piece. He was at the peak of his game before his back set in an elbow and all that good stuff. So comparison in terms of what they bring to the game what they see what what they have to offer to the game of basketball Luca and Larry. Yeah many similarities thumb, you know, a a sort of savant Simplicity level of thinking seeing things before they're going to happen, you know, both guys have the characteristic of at times becoming bored with the game and and getting into a getting into a club. Chat mode just to try to break up the monotony, you know, which is a little challenging at the beginning of our season this year with with the difficulty of our schedule and the fact that he's Luke has been catching up a little bit conditioning wise but you know, the the the great players that have the skill that have the vision that have the body type a look Larry Bird could have been a point guard in the NBA, you know and at six 9 almost 6:10. He was the prototypical perfect power for a perfect small forward, you know in the in during the entire eighties and a little bit into the nineties and each kind of changed over to the four position. But you know doncic is a good choice six seven, you know without shoes on he is, you know, phenomenally strong quick and fast, but he is Big Ang. You know people that were looking at film on him from Europe and trying to trying to try to judge his level of physical ability and stuff like that. We're we're looking at game where he's playing against the the international caliber athlete which is, you know, a notch or two or sometimes three below NBA athlete and so there were a lot of people that weren't convinced but he gets anywhere he wants to on the court and he just has the ability to make something out of nothing which.
Boston Celtics legend K.C. Jones has died at age 88
"A legendary. Nba coach and player dies. Just over six weeks in s- basketball hall of famer. Tommy heinsohn passed away. The boston celtics lost another legendary player and coach. Casey jones died christmas day. As the celtics wrote where casey jones went winning was sure to follow from nineteen fifty eight to sixty seven jones wanna near unthinkable eight championships over his nine year playing career all with boston alongside a cast of hall of famers that included bill russell. Who jones wants to. Ncwa titles with san francisco as well as an olympic gold medal in nineteen fifty-six. Casey jones later coached one of the greatest nba teams. Ever the nineteen eighty-six celtics led by hall of famer larry bird he wants titles the celtics head coach and the team in the final four years in a row in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s once asked his secret to success. Casey jones said honesty and effort. Those are the two most important ingredients. Casey jones was eighty
Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"The game, the structure, the style of the game that you played back to the basket center right trying to get high percentage shots closer to the basket that game has been completely forgotten, and there's very few. There's nobody who plays the center position the way you did with the back to the basket and it's like try to get the highest value shots the furthest away. But three pointers as much as you can does this style interest you disinterested you look down on it. You say you don't know how to play the game properly. Well, you know there, there are different theories about how to play the game but I think getting high percentage shots really makes a lot of sense, but it also has to dovetail with your defensive strategy also. So a great team like the Bill Russell. F- Celtics. Bill was able to to stymie any shots around the hoop and. His team. Would run and get high percentage shots down down court, and that was a winning strategy era. I mean, nobody's playing center. The way you did that is totally gone now. I think. So but that doesn't mean that someone cat had that type of skill and still come in effect the game. In a meaningful way, we talked earlier today. One of the things you said, the eighty five finals against the Celtics was one of your most important moments as a player. One of your crowning moments as a player you were the. MVP that year you guys won the Lakers one but you had to go through the Memorial Day massacre where you guys got crushed by like forty points a game over in the middle of third order and a down moment and I lived in Boston at that moment, it looked like are going to go on to destroy them. How did you come back to win and why do you think of that as one of your crowning moments as a player that series? Well I think that? What happened to me personally in that series was. Once, we made it into the finals I kind of relaxed. and. So I went into that first game thinking that. The worst is over and you know the the worst was yet to happen. So. It kind of woke me up and made me realize that I had to kick my game up a couple of levels in order to. Finish off what we started out to do because we lost. In eighty four to the Celtics and Gabe a game away. And that ended up being the the crucial game. How could you go into? A series against the Celtics who had Larry Bird who series plate you know clearly one of the great players of that time how you Gonna Like Oh, we got this. No. I didn't think that we got this but for me personally, I figured I've done my job where we're in the finals. Things. Think things will be alright and they work. One. Of the one of the chapters, one of the parts of the book that I really thought was really interesting. You talk about athletes and what they must do with how they have role models at the happy aware that they are role models and you say we can't pretend athletes are influencing our children's thinking and behavior. So we must demand higher standards from them like it or not college and Professional Sports. Machines are turning them into role models, and if they aren't willing to accept that responsibility as part of the contract, then they should seek another profession. Strong position. A little bit about why you feel that way when you went through that life right superstar High School Athlete College, Athlete, and you know the way that superstar athletes from a teen age are coddled. They are given you know love for their athletics points for their character. Society is not training them to be role models, but then they become big college players big prosed and we expect them to be role models. Are they even ready for that? I don't know you know for me. Being a black American and in the era that I grew up in all black. realized. That They would be judged by the actions of. Any problem. Black Person. And so. That burden. Was something that that you assumed. Soon, as you've got to do anything in a in a prominent fashion, you assume that burden because you knew that. All black people would be. Judged on whatever it was that you did and he's screwed up A. Set, the race. I mean that's absolutely right and you talk about that I came to realize that the lew alcindor that for the younger folk that was his name forty, fifty years ago the lew alcindor everyone was cheering. Was it really the person they wanted to be they wanted me to be the clean cut example of racial equality the poster boy for anybody from any background regardless of race religion or economic standing could become an American success story to them. I was living proof that racism was a mythological beast like Jack. Elope when when the audience is feeling like that right I assume the media is part of it. How do you? How do you rebel against that? Well. You just have to show them that they're wrong and. That that is not the case, there's a whole lot that has to be done. I into earlier. Right after Dr King was assassinated, I was involved in a demonstration on UCLA's campus and people. Would just standing there. and. It was a silent. stood. There for an hour in silence and some of US had signs and a number of times people came up to me and said, you're getting the opportunity to play in the NBA. What do you demonstrating for and they did not understand how these two things did not relate to each other at all the fact that I, I was getting opportunity to play in the NBA did not mean that what happened to Dr King was a tragedy and a crime and the. Thing to get across to people and the you know I, it's taken awhile you
Indoor dining permitted for the first time since March
"New York City restaurants are now open for in person dining if they stay at twenty five percent of their capacity it's the moment many patrons were waiting for everything that opens up is good for the psyche of the city Larry Bird bomb was one of the first inside the Celta in Manhattan this is the first time since March people could sit inside after passing a mandatory temperature screening for cell because owners tomber shard says he's glad to be back open but I have a hope for me I have mixed feelings a little concerned about my staff I think it's maybe more exposed in the trying to be worked for teaching everybody to be really conscientious about wearing a mask and this patron still chose the outdoor seating err on the side of caution hi Jackie Quinn
Where Michael Jordan's Coming From
"I do are you. I'm sad this is almost over. Are you sad? I am sad. Because I'm so happy that the powers powers-that-be be rust documentary so instead of coming out in June came on April gave us some content especially on Sunday night making popcorn. I'm warming up hot sake like I turned into a whole thing. Jalen rose played thirteen seasons in the NBA. And he's also the cohost Jalen and Jacoby last dance after show podcast first off. I'm like instead of doing two per night. We should have just did one night. We had in Sundays so now. I'm like maybe we need to Craig Hodges ever sell. He'd be happy about that. So yeah I'm a little sad. This Sunday is going to be the last one popcorn and sake an air yes indeed school on Moran Bacher so I haven't seen the last two episodes but I have a sense. Probably GonNa Start with a ninety eight Eastern Conference Finals Course Bowls Pacers Jalen. You're there how do you remember feeling about your team's chances headed into that series against Chicago? So the unique thing about an athlete is that you have to have something that I call a rational confidence. I've sat in the locker room multiple days of my life and said that I was better than Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant Shaquille O'Neal. Tim Duncan none of them could guard me. None of them had a chance. That's what you have to tell yourself or you might as well not put on shorts and the shoes and you know that you're the underdog and you're going against all time greatness so for us. We wanted to end the height. We wanted to shut up. All of the Jordan stands so on the floor. It was like we about the eliminate Mike in not have him. You know have two three peats but not on watching the doubt. I'm like how we let this do laying on the couch with potbelly drinking every night. Smoke CIGARS BEAT US. That's what I'm thinking. We should have beaten down more. May Be more bad news team like you're seeing that year. Your coach by Larry Bird who obviously knew Jordan very well from his playing days. What did he tell you guys about how to defend on him? Both you know one on one and as a team. What would he told me? Because I was coming off the bench I was a young pup. I had the plate. Percentages is that I'm GonNa put you on twenty three scorn you twice. I'm taking you out. That was instruction. And so I'm like all right cool I'm GonNa just follow him. I'm just thinking in my so I can stay in the game but he didn't want him to get into a rhythm is like soon he gets on away and if he gets into
Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?
"Kirk. So I I swear. I promise we're not here to debate. Mj versus Lebron. At least not until the end of the interview believe me I have my stance. It is locked and loaded. We'll get to that. I don't want to alienate half the audience before we begin so over the last few weeks. Those of us who have watched the last dance have borne witness to the greatness. That is Michael. Jordan and that greatness does inform the Lebron debate insofar as it has reminded us of how dominant Jordan was but of course he was playing a different era. Basketball was very different from how it is today which can make it hard to compare those two players or to evaluate how Jordan would fare in today's NBA. So let's start here and established that point of comparison. What was the league like Jordan came into it? Well Jordan came into the in nineteen eighty four and it was a very very different place. The best players in the League at that time or Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson Larry Bird bird again. Larry saying the crowd here. This is what came to see. Kareem abdul-jabbar was still really good Long story short meaning the the NBA was run by big men just as it had been since its entire district and eight of the ten highest play players by the time Jordan even retired centers Jordan was drafted in Nineteen eighty-four just to give you an idea dominant. How valuable centers were sixteen of the twenty previous? Mvp Award winners heading into the one thousand nine hundred four eighty five season worst centers so Jordan entered an MBA. That's fair to characterize as a centers -ly And obviously it's very very different than what we're describing here in twenty twenty. So how big of a deal was it? That the best player in the League Michael Jordan was a shooting dude. You can't overstate. How big of a deal. It was really weird. I mean magic had showed us that point guards could be great. Bird showed us the power forwards and shooting. Forwards could be great no. Mvp had ever come from the shooting. Guard position nobody had really ever dominated the leak or won championships from that position or in that way and again one of the main things the makes Michael Jordan's such a special character in NBA. History is that he deformed the various static of MBA greatness. disrupted to use the term from from Silicon Valley. What it meant and what it looked like to be. Nba superstar love deformed as a verb because it sort of implies that he bent the League to his own. Will he did that man? I mean he came in there and it was violent and it was beautiful and it was for the betterment of the future of the sport a couple of weeks ago. You're at a piece about why. Michael Jordan was such a transcendent score. Can you explain what it was that? Made that dominant so unusual. Yeah well it starts with the fact that he's a he's a guard and again to contextualize it against what was going on in the eighties. Nineties is is shooting guards in wings didn't dominate the NBA. We had the occasional superstar like Julius Irving. So I'm not GonNa say that he was the first star wing but he was a jump shooter. Long Story Short. He was a jump shooting guard. Who could attack the Rim and boy could he attack the rim? So the early part of Jordan's careers. Obviously marked by these highlight jump. Man Silhouettes the dump contest leap from the free throw line and Chicago. Stadium can picture that in our head along Dominique to Michael Jordan but by the end Meena Jordan would beat teams with just incredible mid range shooting And if a majority of buckets in the last dance season in that second repeat came off of the mid range jump shots that either came from post plays Dribble pull-ups quick stops just an endless array of mid range jumpers. Mj On the way away. Jumper and one scout told me a really stuck out is like I've been watching the last dance for eight hours now. I haven't seen the same move twice. It's not like he had to go to move over and over again. All those phase pretty close but man he he did it all but he did it in this area that we don't use very much anymore. Aka Amid Ridge and he's also very difficult shots right thinking about it this way. If you're going up against the Bulls in his nineteen ninety two or nineteen ninety-seven and year in opposing coach. Year number one objective is pretty clear If you can stop or slowdown Michael Jordan. You have a chance. If can't you don't So almost every night the Jordan played he would get the other teams best defender. And that person would WANNA play their best game of the year because everybody in their Rena was watching it and so he did. This eighty two games a year to put up the best sort of scoring numbers in the League against the best defensive performers in the league so you made a heat map for Jordan and then in the same story you made one for harden and you put them next to each other and trying to comparison it almost looks like urban and rural America right or like to to heat maps. That are just wildly different. Almost like people playing different sports one hundred percent in hardened deserves all the credit in the world for becoming the best score of this era but this era is dominated by sort of this moneyball dogma efficiency efficiency efficiency and when you look at James Harden shot signature. You see a guy who shoots near the hoop. He's great Basket attacking guard like Jordan But then away from the painting of the student only shoots threes. He avoids the Mid Range just like he avoids a shaving cream. And and then when you look at say Jordan you see almost the exact opposite remember that old image of Pan Jia and how the continent sort of fit together these two shots hearts kind of look like South America and Africa. Where Jordan is one shape all mid range and then a hardest jump shot activity is sort of surrounding that all three point airs. Jordan didn't shoot a lot of threes.
The Steph Curry comparisons are unfair to Trae Young, but they won't go away
"We now safely say the trae young is the next steph curry. I if you want to. I don't know there's so many other things that I have to worry about. I don't if you WANNA do that. Go ahead you'RE NOT GONNA I'm not GonNa Yell at you and go. He's not the next steph curry. I do like this though the approaches. Yeah but does he play defense? Can we stop with this? How many how many guys play defense in the NBA? But let me stop somebody in crunch time. Can anybody stop him by being declared the next anybody? You're already less than them. Because that's your title like Steph. Curry was the first do it that way and so the next curry means you're automatically below them. You're an imitator. I mean it's great. He's fantastic player but he's basically modeling his craft. Well that's why you don't want people were there. Everybody's looking for the next Larry Bird. Mike member Keith. Van Horn as the next Larry Bird now. Luca Danni checks next Larry Bird. No LUCA IS DIFFERENT THAN LARRY. Bird he might be better than Larry. Bird a when it's all said and done on out there we keep waiting for the next Michael Jordan. Kobe became the original. The first Koby we keep going. Oh He's the next and and you're not who is ever the next. We love comparisons. We love cops but it doesn't always work that way and usually if it's a white guy who's good then you find another white guy who is you know got similar skillset. Glad Yeah. Googles is the next Larry Bird UNC. But until that person becomes the first they're always going to be on next you know because you haven't seen it yet so it hasn't even been identified. When do you graduate to? I'm no like when did Kobe. He's not the next Jordan. He's Kobe did he. Oh I think he did well. No he wasn't the next. Nobody's the next Jordan. You can't be now possible now if you want to say. He plays like him great when Kobe went black. Mamba then he became the original Kobe. And he wasn't the next Michael Jordan. Because we realize there's not going to be another Larry Bird just not. There'll be players who might be similar. Might be better. But there's that's the original Muhammed Ali. This not the original. Might be guys who turn out to be better. But they're the originators. Yeah pulling yeah like Koby Bryant. He he appeared to watch documentaries he admittedly modeled everything after Michael Jordan and he came up about this short of having an equal career to Michael Jordan. If you look I mean considering how close he was to the time of Michael Jordan. He over and he was really close to having an equal career.
In Black America: Spencer Haywood
"Player and very like we had out here in Vegas gained all of the players on that team Blake Griffin. All of the young guys coming up and giving me hugs and kisses. And thank you me because you know in that situation just in terms of dollars from Lebron James. He's got an extra one hundred million dollars. Toby gotta one extra one hundred million dollars Lake Griffin got an extra fifty million dollars Kevin Durant who give me a big hug and kiss each got seventy five million dollars extra so the number one dollars and sense that give you an example of what it is because with with four years have yet to wait four years after your high school graduate. You wouldn't lose that kind of capital and you lose that plant on you will lose four entitled number. That will help them get into the hall. Laid on those numbers would be race. And you don't know what happened four years then in College Spencer Haywood Aba Nba Legend and hall of Famer. Hey will always be remembered that the person opened the door for underclassmen college basketball players to leave college early to enter the NBA thereby creating the Spencer Haywood Rule Haywood attended the University of Detroit and help the US Olympic team to a gold medal at the nineteen sixty eight summer games in Mexico City. Nineteen sixty eight. After two years in college he decided to enter the NBA draft citing family financial hardship the NBA however at the time for players entering the draft until four years. After the high school graduation. Hey would then sign with the ABA. Denver rockets play one season leading the league in scoring and rebounding as a rookie since he now had a professional season under his belt he decided to challenge the NBA rule. Once again and signed with the Seattle Supersonics in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine the NBA wasn't having it. Hey will the league all the way to the US or frame court and one on September eleven? Two Thousand Fifteen. He wasn't Tryin Naismith Basketball Hall of fame. I'm John Johansen Junior and welcome to another edition of and Black America on this week's program. Aba An NBA Legend and hall of Famer Semester. Haywood in Black America. Charles Barkley went out on a limb when this stuff was acting when they were acting crazy. And I'm they missed me like the last time of going into the hall of fame and I was like put on the backburner right house. Barclay stepped up and said on. Nuff is enough and did it publicly. He did it every way you said enough is enough now. This is not right and he stood up as a player and he started educating young players. Like do y'all know who is in our presence with Spencer Haywood Blah Blah. And he started talking about. You know there's like three cases that changed the face of force in one dispenser Haywood Heywood versus the NBA. I went to the Supreme Court and then play a young player. Started like Whoa wait a minute. I know him I see him but I never knew that until Charles was the one that should should should be there. And he's my what you call. My advocate advocate is Just to a good person. Just a wonderful person. Spencer Haywood won Olympic gold medal in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight at age nineteen and signed with the Seattle Supersonics two years later after dominating the ABA and a case that went to the US Supreme Court he sued the NBA or rule that prohibited players being draft until the league until they waited for years after graduating from high school. He won that case and nineteen eighty. He won a world championship with the Los Angeles Lakers as a twenty rookie in nineteen sixty nine. Seventy season he led the American Basketball Association both scoring and rebounding and was named the League's Most Valuable Player and rookie of the year. One on April twenty seven nineteen forty nine and silver city Mississippi into a family of Chen Children Hayward grew up in a dying era of American history. His mother picked cotton for two dollars a day and Heywood joined her in the field at the age of five hundred sixty four he moved to Chicago then to Detroit in the motor city. He leads pershing high school to the one thousand nine hundred sixty seven Michigan class. A State Basketball Championship. He went on to a stellar careers at Trinidad State Junior College and the University of Detroit in the summer of nineteen nine hundred sixty eight. He helped the United States to a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Mexico City on September. The eleventh. Two Thousand Fifteen. Hey what was inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame? My first reaction was You know is this fact in. Is this true because I had had Three falls a long before that because most reporters and most people who look at numbers and they at by numbers as a player and that this guy was. Mvp of the ABA averaging thirty and twenty five years with the Seattle Supersonics average in twenty six and thirteen and Olympic record holder and all of these different categories and as still as leading score and also was the outstanding college player of the year. So they look at all these things and they just assume that everybody thought again. Then you know also I went to the Supreme Court to fight he would versus the NBA to pave the way for Lebron's Michael Jordan magic. All of them they come through what is called. I the NBA. They call it early entry and now. I think it should be called what it is to Spencer. Haywood because they have the Larry Bird rule and they have Oscar Robertson. Rule regrettably Oscar but I know they promote birds and Larry Bird's modified version of my role. Larry Bird came in on a dispenser. It will but anyway so for years we thought this would happen and then there was a couple of false alarms that it did happen. So I was kidding around with John Deliver with the The Chairman and CEO. The hall and he was mentioning. You know. Well I probably spend Kareem. Rise is always the top. Yeah I said well. What does that got to do with with Kareem abdul-jabbar? My my blonde jokes Right so so Yeah it was. It was delighted. Mandic to get the call and to finally get to call it. Finally get it in but you know my mother used to sing this whole Psalm Lord and may not come when you want and buddies right on time. And that's my Jackson right so you know if it had to happen any other time. I think it would have been not as powerful as it is today and It was right on time. And it's on God's time so I'm very grateful and very humble Vita journey understand so once. You heard that you were going to be inducted. Walk us through that period from the time that you got to call to the induction ceremony that took place last Friday. September the eleventh. What all the activities have you been involved with. Well I've been all over the country Speaking and people wanting to know this story because it's a unique story and it is basketball history but yeah you know it hasn't been told so It's a new newfound appreciation for Spencer. Haywood so players have been embracing me like only at USA basketball here. In Las Vegas Games all the players on that team Blake Griffin. All of the young guys coming up and giving me hugs and kisses and thanking me. Because you know that situation just in terms of dollars and cents per Lebron James. He's got an extra one hundred million dollars. Coby got a one extra one hundred million dollars but griffin got extra fifty million dollars Kevin Durant who give me a big hug. 'cause he's got seventy five million dollars extra so that's the numbers in dollars and sense that. I give you an example of what it is because with with four years. If you have to wait for years after your high school classic graduate you would lose that kind of capital and you'll lose that plan time loser scoring titles you'll lose numbers that will help them get into the hall. Later on those numbers would be raced. And you don't know what's going to happen in four years in college. You could get hurt. A lot of things could happen so they fully appreciating news. So it's a good feeling because of forty four years more to this to happen so it is It is right on time on God. Signed so and then I went to I've been doing a lot of golf. Tournaments or charitable events and also just playing a lot and I spend a Lotta time with my family. My daughters and in fact I gotTA leave Again next week my next two oldest daughters having our first grand and So I gotta go in go through the process with her and It is it is a spectacular time and I also sit back John and and think about the times we were sitting in your dad's barber shop. They all sunset and this and just Nevada in Detroit for people who don't know right in Detroit Michigan and John Fathers where we congregate And and and and do our conversation and get a nice. Yeah because he didn't allow us to walk around. I hair off falling away years and stuff. So that's right. Yeah you know that's right So we would sit there and listen and talk and just pass the ball sports but all so I've been reflecting on Detroit. I went over to my neighborhood yesterday. day before yesterday and spent some time over there. Thursday and looking around and just just hearing up. Because done you know the story you know. When I came up from Mississippi I had no place to say I had no family there and James and either bill took in and adopted me along with my coach. Will Robinson and then we had waned diet. Dr Wayne die of your your own zone by Diet. Right Do all of my academics bring me up to snuff there. Oh my God it was just A. It's just a lot of love was having an and I see in Detroit and it's always been that way you know. They've always reached out and help each
What The NBA’s New Salary Cap Projection Means For 2020 Free Agency
"It gets closed the trade deadline headline then you have GM sweating and Al and the GM's that really need to make a trade for whatever reasons. Those of the deals that may slip under the radar that may be the difference between a team really producing. NTN`Er team really not producing a right next to the trade deadline. Those the ones I I really wanna see because those the ones that are executed in haste there not couple cited some those have a tendency to be more one sided than any other traits that we see so. I'm looking forward to that a whole week. Well this whole week when it concerns the NBA trade deadline A lot of things going on right now with the rumors and all the stuff. That's out there. One thing I do want to tell fans out there before we head on out is that the I know. There's a lot of things that are being set out there from these experts from these journalists from these podcasts that you're listening to out there as far as NBA hardcore fans are concerned. One of the things you're hearing is bird rights pertaining bird rights. Oh this guy doesn't have a big rides. Oh the the team will get his bird rights. I WANNA make sure everybody understands. What are bird rights at Burger is basically it stands from? Yes Larry Bird dealing with the contract situation. -Tuation the Boston Celtics longtime ago. Basically it's something that's now done on. The collective bargaining agreement and also with the players and owners has been formally set up bird bird rights according to go ahead with sports lingo dot com user exact termination. Here's someone to quote them. Bird rights is a term used to describe a tactic an NBA free free agency or trading or trading where a team is allowed to exceed the salary cap at the maximum salary in order to sign one of their own players. That's something that a Lotta people need understand what it concerns the lingo. That's going on right now because you're going to hear a lot about those two words bird rights you know if they trade a player and the the team can still retain the bird rights or if they can't because if they can't that makes a lot of difference especially those tax strap teams those those that are over or close to the tax if they cannot retain these players if they don't have their bird rights so that's something very important key to listen to down the road over the next next few days whether team is going to trade for a player that they can keep their bird rise because it it helps these teams for the long term if they want to go ahead and resign nineties players with Saudi. I JUST WANNA go ahead give heads up because I hear all this bird writes this bird rights at at nobis explaining really what bird rights are player has asked to stay with the team for three years in order to earn his bird rights in bird. Ruts don't do anything. Help team avoid luxury taxes. But what they they do. is they allow an exemption so that they can basically pay the guy whatever they want they allow them to go over the CAP. It doesn't prevent them from making taxes. They can go over the cap even go into a luxury tax situation. But it still doesn't prevent them from pain a luxury tax. So t Michael Akers. For example the Lakers signed demarcus cousins to a one year deal if they signed him to a two year deal next year next summer then he would be a three year contract contract and at the end of that contract they would have his bird rights they could then sign him to whatever amount they want regardless of where they how over the CAP. The cap gap doesn't even matter to them it would put them into luxury tax of the gave him a big contract and they still have to pay the luxury tax but they would be able to go ahead and sign him. No matter are
How Jeep landed Bill Murray for its 'Groundhog Day' Super Bowl ad
"Three I know we talked a lot about the Superbowl today but we're Americans and that's what we do USA today since the beginning of the I'm I'm I don't know when they started this was going to say since the beginning of the Superbowl but that's not true Larry pickerel is in our studio how long has the USA today done their ad meter do you know they're still at least the late eighties yeah it seems to me like as long as we've been talking about Superbowl commercials right Larry pickerel is back in our studio he's the founder and creative director of calm the music now he is in the business of producing commercials Super Bowl commercials among them he told us last Friday that he was the guy that was involved in the production of that famous Michael Jordan Larry Bird dad to be clear it's the music production whatever yeah well actually the sound and the music that which you do rise instrumental part of it right with excel well I do too listen you're on a radio station right now right so your daughter is also in the business class she's a had a production of high dive which is a Chicago based company that produced two of the top five on the USA ad meter commercials last night the rocket mortgage Jason Momoa was number five which we do the music for and the number one jeep groundhog day with Bill Murray spot let's walk through that number one spot first so if you didn't see it this is a commercial for jeep it's a parody of groundhog day where every day Bill Murray wakes up in the same day and he can't get out of it so here is the beginning of the ad
The Glamorous Lakers' Unlikely Leader
"So Kevin. In spite of being blown out the other day in Boston the Lakers are still the number one seed in the West and everything is sunshine and rapes around the staple center but a year ago. It felt like there was a storm cloud hanging over the franchise. I had magic Johnson. President Basketball Operations nations stepping down team fired their head coach. Luke Walton and then they chose Frank Vogel as his replacement awesome and there was a perception around here in Los Angeles that it was a pretty uninspired choice right in some ways frank. Vogel is the Ultimate Safety School. So for the Los Angeles Lakers Kevin Arnovitz is an NBA insider for ESPN. They went after Monty Williams former player who has immense amount of respect but at the end of the day he got a much more appealing offer from the Phoenix Suns. Tai Lue was a top choice. Lebron's former coach NBA Championship. Cleveland Cavaliers in two thousand sixteen. And what are the Lakers. Do they offer him a contract that I think it's fair to say was. Maybe not befitting a championship coach. There's sort of a standard now for for what a NBA coach gets in terms of the years in terms of money and this particular contract offer fell far short of that to the point where I think the public certainly the perception within the League was here of the Lakers doing it again. They think they're the Lakers. They have this golden or around them they can just offer championship. Coach is his deals. That don't reflect that pedigree so they don't get money Williams tyler walks not for another job. He just walks and they get Vogel. I used to do a lot of L. A.. Sports Radio and I remember this announcement very vividly. Los Angeles Lakers fans. They were not happy. Happy Kevin in fact they were furious. Vogel I think at the outset was seen as an odd choice for a number of reasons. One one is. The Lakers are the Lakers. And they have traditionally gone after coaches. That are either real brand names or have this royal. LAKER occur bloodline they are part of the Laker family. So here comes Vogel who is coming off. Two year stint in Orlando where he lost twice as many games as he won one could say no fault of his own. It was it was a young mismatch roster of players. But he doesn't have a brand name he looks like an accountant announced he's never played in the NBA before so he doesn't bring with him. The story playing career so for a fan base and a franchise. That's always been very brand obsessed. Why are you getting this off? Brand coach was very much. I think the perception an off Branko. Now I'm imagining frank. Vogel at the Grocery store he's like the generic. I Love Kirkland. I I think that sets up this story very well because you great value. Oh you use the Kirkland of coaches and of course. The Lakers are widely perceived as his ex hyper glamorous NBA franchise in particular with Lebron James. They're going into an off season in which they're going to be trying to get free agents. This is before the trade for Anthony Davis and here comes maybe the least glamorous coach forget fans for a second just people inside the game fifteen choices of who is going to be. The next Lakers head coach. I don't I don't know that Frank Vogel would have been on one ballot. I'm not saying Bogle can't coach Lebron's right that's different. So how did he get start. Frank Vogel got his start by by being a pest he was division three point guard for a genie out of college and he became obsessed with Kentucky basketball when he was at home on winter. Break when you're watching that famous Duke Kentucky lightning later catches He decides I want to be part a big time college basketball. He's going to leave his division three school. He writes letters to the staff at Kentucky including Rick Pitino and they basically send back a form letter. Thank you for your interest. This is in the mid nineties so he decides. I'm just going to drop out of my college enroll at Kentucky. I'm GONNA drive there. Basically without an invitation nation. And I'm just going to hang around the facility. Whatever anything I can do to get inside volunteer? Whatever they need and little by little sure enough he hangs around enough due to the point? Where Jim O'Brien who was assistant to Rick Pitino said Okay Okay? We'll we have the video room. which at the time video rooms have become like the very sexy place to get your start as a coach? Now Erik Spoelstra Mike Putin Holzer Dave Fidel but back then it was still kind of a newish thing and so he just camped out in the video room and essentially became one of the best young video coordinators in all of basketball and to the point when when Pitino went to the Celtics they ultimately brought. Frank Vogel Oh go along with them. And then when O'Brien took over he promoted him again and so little by little. He's sort of the He's the kind of the little engine that could of basketball. So he dollars. O'Brien to Indianapolis. And that's where he gets his first shot as head coach. How does that go right? He gets to the Fr- what we call. The Front of the bench comes a top assistant in an Indiana Under Jim O'Brien O'Brien gets fired and Vogel's the next Guy Up Larry Bird actually ask Joe. Brian looked this. Guy's really loyal to you. Do you think you take the job. and Jim O'Brien profane. Lee said absolutely
Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won't Get an Edit Tweet Button
"Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey yesterday poured freezing cold water. On on the idea of an edit button for tweets telling the verge that while the original failure to have an edit button was related to how twitter text messaging. which can't be post edited? The current thinking is that an edit button would cause too many problems for those who re tweet possibly changing the meaning of what they amplify yes. Twitter could implemented delay fifteen thirty thirty seconds for twitter's to identify and fix mistakes. But Dorsey feels that would eliminate the services twitchy real time. Feel so no edit button. Oh and Dorsey also revealed the twitter bird mascot named Larry because fellow co founder Biz. Stone grew up in Boston. and Larry Bird was the most famous birdie new.
How NBA commissioner David Stern helped shape the league
"This is a very sad day for the NBA For anybody associated with the League I think for anybody who is a fan of this league fan of the game. Ah Game of basketball period Here or anywhere around the world because David Stern was. I don't WanNa say singularly but certainly of very much responsible for everybody around the world Loving and appreciating this game being able to see this game the expansion of this game and David Stern of of course is No longer with US and Kind of knew this day was coming a few weeks ago when we got the news that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage throughout all of that I kind of stubbornly Felt like this is David Stern. He'll come out of it. I can't imagine I I can't imagine the League has already you've been without him. I can't imagine the world without David Stern and I'm still not sure how to process that. But I did know that when the moment came to have a podcast to discuss thus David stearns legacy and all the complexities of the man That the first person I would wanNA talk to the person sitting across from me in the studio right now. That's my good. The friend former colleague at the New York Times and of course hall of Famer Basketball Hall of Famer Harvey Aronson. Thank you for being good to be here good to be here solemn occasion I I agree and But it's good to be here. Thank you this is. This is tough so we were talking about this a little bit before we started recording and as I just said I can't imagine it's just the the idea that David Stern would Just that he's that he's not among still. There are certain people who you have in such high regard who are such titans titans who are such just just giants of their field or of the world at large that I feel like they're almost unkillable. David Stern like I would not bet on the David Stern versus death. I'm betting on David. Stern like literally going to punch death in the face and said get the fuck Outta here. I ain't ready yet and I I truly I believe these last few weeks ever since the news of the brain hemorrhage that he was going to rally because he is he's as we know he's a fighter and he's stubborn as hell and I figured that would be That would apply across the board and Yeah I still. I still can't quite believe he's gone. You have known him much longer than I have starting in late Seventies. He made his presence felt he was. He was lead counsel will when he came over from his law firm. Proske our rose in these four. Names and FRESCA Rosen Mendelssohn. I always forget the third one pro scour they always I was just called but he made his presence felt around the league and particularly with the media long before he became deputy commissioner in the early eighties and then commissioner in Nineteen Ninety Four. And you know I always found it interesting especially as we went on into the ninety s and into the new century that people looked at the NBA. And they would say you know. David Stern became commissioner. Larry Bird and Magic Magic Johnson entered the League one thousand nine hundred nineteen eighty season and it was a rocket to the moon right from there. And you know it's just a revisionist sense of history because David did not become commissioner until Nineteen eighty-four and bird and magic. Were already in the League. For four years the league was still a very troubled entity. You know almost you know almost a half decade into the bird magic era. There are a lot of issues. There were teams that were said to be on the verge of close of folding there was no salary cap op. There was no drug testing drug plan. A lot didn't happen until David actually became commissioner but those of us who cover the league regularly knew to him and I knew him I knew him from being around but I got my first as we all know our first David Stern phone call. Aw when I was working at the New York Post and I want to say it was probably around. Nineteen eighty one. Maybe and. He's he's Deputy Commissioner Deputy Commissioner or just about to become deputy commissioner and I I had decided as the Knicks beat writer that I was going to befriend Larry Fleisher. Who is the director of the Players Association and fancied myself as pro-labor Grew up in a labor union household and I was going to side with the players before for even knew anything right so I actually let turned over. My story wasn't a column. I think it was a story. Larry Fleisher who proposed doing away with the entire entire NBA draft. Why do we need to draft right? And I'm like you know that makes that makes a lot of sense to me so I write this evolutionary even now much less and you know for several years I kind of win alone and you can kind of make an argument for it. You know. Sort of a free enterprise system right but I wrote the story and David Stern and get a call the next day from Secretary and I pick up the phone and like I said I probably met him three or four or five times and and I answered the phone and he said he gets on and he goes this harvey and I said yes and he goes. I'm going to educate to. I'm going to educate you you for a few minutes. You fucking idiot and we went from there you know. He was merciless but yet always I pulled it back just enough to make you know that you know there's a possibility of lack of actual relationship here. But that was my first recollection of my have of my first. I Real David Stern W up and renew phone call and we all got those. I considered it. I don't know what point I realized is. This was the badge of honor. But this is a badge of honor. And it's funny harvey when we just seeing all the twitter tributes reading everybody's calms the last twenty four hours and we all have as as journalists. Cover this league so much. The same story these very very similar stories of our relationships with David these kind of love hate push rush poll frienemie type relationships where he was both In some ways mentor and Educator especially for you and Ah David our little closer in age so for some of us who came up and he was already well established as the commissioner for a long time before I come into the League or others is that WHO's pieces of red. He's very much kind of almost father figure and besides that he's the keeper of of all the NBA's history and secrets secrets and everything. So he did he would take on this role of like I want to educate. It's funny that he's saying this to you who was basically his almost pure at that point of. He's still doing his job job. He's not even commissioner yet and and you're covering the league but like that's just who he was I guess from the beginning and it certainly is the experience that I had with him and we all yes at some point. Got f-bomb to desk us. I'm glad we can curse on my podcast because David Stern wouldn't have wanted it any other way than for us to say fuck a few times because it was certainly one of his favorite words I I do think that it was probably very different to work for David. I mean reading a lot of the posts today on facebook and twitter twitter from people like Terry Lions and who's part of the communication staff for many years You know saying things like you know you you you didn't arrive at the NBA. Until David Curse you out in for doing something or doing something wrong and our cases I think it was a different different dynamic because to certain extent we did hold some leverage in power. David was marketing his league and it was important Kim particularly in the early years. You know to get the kind of press that he wanted for the sport and the kind of coverage for the athletes. He was trying to sell. So I think to a certain to a certain extent that you know that pullback from the total annihilation that David was capable of was inevitable because he wanted to Always maintain that relationship I remember in one of the Ninety S lockouts. He had a press conference was an update In the middle of lockout and the Times who's had a sign just kind of out of the Blue Murray Chasse who was a chroma generally baseball writer writer and columnist to cover the NBA lockout and Murray was long known to be essentially an ally of the Baseball Writers Association Association. I mean practically slept with ball them going too far but with G.. Those guys I mean it was. He was clearly pro row union in just about everything he wrote and Murray had written a series of articles for the Times that were clearly anti-star anti league and supporting the players. And I remember I was talking to David but after the press conference and Joel Lipman one of the attorneys attorneys with standing nearby and David started to say something to me. That sounded like you know one of these. I'm going to tell you in confidence. You know what's really going on. And y'all grabbed him by the arm and said David David Wait. Wait wait and David turned around and looked at Joel and said this is not Murray. Hey this is harvey and implicit in that or not. So implicit was the notion that I'm on their side. Not that I'm always going to write it the way they want want. I'm one of the regulars. There was a real difference if you one of the regular news who covered that sport and he kind of understood because I I will say this. We all WANNA be impartial. You'll want to write what we think. But it's particularly in the early eighties. Through the the end of that decade as League began to push more and more higher and higher and out of that ditch that it was in you know in the late seventies that all of us who covered the league felt a real pride that we were part of something that was growing. That was something special and David Sense that in all of us I could name you know whether there is Bob Ryan Alien Verizon you know Jan Hubbard Jack McCallum. I think it was. I think he looked at us. Not Addis he's guys or his writer so we're going to. You know who are going to adhere to is disciplined. Alright well what he wanted to but ultimately that we were pro. NBA Hey we believed in the product and we loved it we love the sport and believe in it and that was the difference. I think some of that changed in the later years when he felt this. There was some people coming along. Who are sort of interlopers? Who didn't necessarily have the League's best interest at heart? You know it's interesting too because you're describing you know a- and a general atmosphere in terms of the media and the sports world in general that that I think maybe a lot of my listeners or a lot of fans today probably don't have a true understanding of just because it was a very different world back then basketball was a distant third at best and you know baseball was still the national pastime and football was already a Bima and the NBA. You know forget whether the teams that were possibly going to fold in in the early eighties. When David I took over as commissioner it just the sport as a whole just didn't have the foothold in the capture of the of the collective the public's imagination that it has today this sport is a global a phenomenon of its own and that wasn't the case back then so it was probably really important and earlier on for David to to be able to identify that right? That's a that those of you covered league on a regular basis. Did so because you believed in basketball and believe in the NBA is a sport that that it wasn't just this little niche sport in America that would forever be overshadowed by football and baseball that it was that it had its own distinct identity in promise and and could be on on equal footing with those sports. I mean today. We don't have that discussion that the NBA is here and it is huge and it is to be reckoned with maybe the predictions of overtaking the NFL were a little premature but the NBA. It's I think people today might take for granted not realizing ising how far it had to come and so I think probably did shape a lot of how David saw the coverage and why he was so protective of it and when you talk about or any of US talk about David Redeeming us out and dropping dropping f bombs and whatever else. It's not because it was ever personal and it's not because we had fucked up that badly. Although occasionally we might have. David was just very protective protective of an advocate fierce advocate for his league. And so that's why I didn't mind badge of honor thing is like I kind of understood where he was coming from after awhile now cinder understood that if I pushed back and held my ground and especially if I did have a solid ground extent.
Remembering David Stern
"Longtime NBA. Commissioner David. Stern turn passed away on Wednesday after suffering brain hemorrhage he was seventy seven years old. Here's Jeremy Shop with remembrance of the man left an indelible mark on the sport of basketball ask ball in his thirty years as commissioner. David Stern made it possible for the NBA to scramble from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to a position of global significance unthinkable in the dark days of the late nineteen seventy s and early nineteen eighties. The League was beset by drug problems. uh-huh teams were going bankrupt in the finals. Braun tape delay that stunning reversal of fortune is why stern will be remembered as perhaps the rapist leader of any sports league ever. Of course the League's rebirth can be attributed solely to stern savvy and toughness. It wasn't stern turn after all who fashioned from clay transcendent Larry Bird Magic Johnson rival rate. It wasn't stern imbued Michael Jordan with his gifts. Either but make no mistake. There might be no other sports executive ever who so deftly utilize the tools at his disposal. No other commissioner so clearly recognized recognized and exploited the resources of his sport with Stern in charge the NBA called itself fantastic but it was really a star factory the league marketed. It stars to the Hilt No league ever better mastered the art of Marketing Than David Stearns. Da at its inception seven years before the advent of the Internet not to mention twitter or instagram the slam dunk contest was a phenomenon. must see event created by stearns Lieutenant Edrich welts people too young to seem Jordan versus Dominique. In the heat of the competition can hardly fathom how big a deal it was then in nineteen ninety two. There was the Dream Team. The ultimate expression of stern strategic thinking of his desire to make the league a global brand Dan with Jordan and magic in Barclay in Olympic uniforms. The world was suddenly. Cyprus turns unique brand of basketball. Diplomacy and capitalism ah soon the entire planet would be turned into a marketplace for NBA TV rights. And eventually the jerseys players such as Lebron James Ten years after the first Dream Team won gold in Barcelona yao-ming was the top overall pick in the draft. This was not coincidence in in. Its own way. Yes arrival was a milestone in the same order of magnitude as the magic bird rivalry in the rise of Michael Jordan. There was a good reason why stern headed seat. On the Council on Foreign Relations in terms of his management style. Stern was not a man to be trifled with he could be intimidating demanding reading imperious. In fact all of the above but he can also be charming and refreshingly blunt and honest even on the subject of the Owners for whom he worked for example when the New York Knicks lost a court battle about sexual harassment in their front office demonstrates that they're not the model intelligent management of course under stern rain for so long. There were many challenges and controversies. Even as total revenue players salaries skyrocketed. There were too many lockouts. There was infamous Pacers Pistons Pistons Brawl in Detroit which exposed yawning disconnect in the relationship between players and fans. Tim Donigi veteran. NBA referee went to prison on gambling related charges but in the end David Stern will be remembered for all the ways in which he elevated the game enriching his his owners and the players popularizing the league and places where it had been virtually no he also helped create the WNBA and champion day. Back when stern took over it would have seen it best unlikely that the NBA would become a global behemoth. It's perhaps the ultimate testament David stearns vision. The now it all seems to have been
David Stern: Former NBA commissioner dies aged 77
"A a legendary leader for the National Basketball Association former NBA commissioner David stern has died at the age of seventy seven one David stern took over the league was in the early stages of a remarkable growth spurt with new stars like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and a few months after stern became commissioner Michael Jordan joined the league under stir in the NBA which was primarily known in the U. S. became an international power house NBA games today are shown in virtually every country and the top players like lebron James or known around
NBA says former commissioner David Stern has died at age 77 nearly 3 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
"Former NBA commissioner David stern has died he was seventy seven stern suffered a brain hemorrhage last month during his thirty years as commissioner stern oversaw the NBA's dramatic growth in the U. S. and abroad NPR Tom Goldman has this remembrance when David stern took over in nineteen eighty four the NBA's image had been battered by reports of widespread drug use among players playoff games were broadcast on tape delay but that same year Michael Jordan entered the league along with other transcendent stars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird the NBA began to soar under stern's leadership the Lee grew to thirty teams spread its brand globally and some player salaries and revenue skyrocket stern also was the driving force behind creating the W. N. B. A. in nineteen ninety six there were problems too including labor battles that led to four lockouts of the players stern was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in twenty fourteen the year he stepped down as