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Fresh update on "lebron" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

00:48 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "lebron" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"And as soon as you start to drill down, I think it gets very flimsy. And yes, we will learn a lot about them over the next couple of weeks. And I think what we will learn is they're probably every bit as bad as they looked in their whatever two in ten start, two and 8 start to and out. It should be two in ten start. Maybe they're not quite as bad as two in ten. But they're not, they're not that much better than that. And we're going to see that. They'll be exposed on this road trip. I'm fairly certain. And that's not an indictment of LeBron who, when he's playing, and he just got back from injury, mixed whatever 6 games. LeBron's still great. Anthony Davis went healthy. Obviously still capable of great things. Westbrook is Westbrook at this stage and the rest of the roster is a bunch of guys who would barely make a rotation of most of the contenders. So yeah, it's the same problems they had to start the season. They just were glossed over by the inferiority of the schedule at this point. All right, there's your obligatory Lakers reference at the top of the show. All right, I want to talk about the MVP race right now because we're right around the quarter point of the season. You're starting to see some of the top contenders separate a little bit. We're kind of getting a bit of a top 5 ish look from teams. If you look at the NBA dot com, MVP ladder, one of my favorite things to look at most weeks. You've got Luka Dončić hanging out there at the top. Nikola Jokić hanging out there at the top. Giannis de compo hanging out there at the top. And my guy, Jayson Tatum, why pick to win MVP this year. He is in that mix as well. Let's start here, Howard. At the quarter point of the season, who would be your first quarter MVP? So I was using as my kind of basis or just guideline initial pool, the basketball reference MVP award tracker because what they do is they do a probability based on all the past results. So it takes into account the team's record stats, everything puts it into a formula and says, this is who's most likely based on past results of MVP. Your guy, Jason Tatum, is in fact at the top of that list with a 22.7% chance, according to basketball references, algorithm, jokic is very close behind him at 22.1%. So just tenths of a percentage point there. Then they go Dončić, Giannis, curry, and then drops down a little bit to get to Donovan Mitchell. So that's the group according to the basketball reference award tracker using formula and based on past results. Within that, so it's interesting to kind of look at those respective cases. And to answer your question, I think I'm leaning curry right now even though, as you know, I'm all about the team's got to be a clear contender. They got it. Let's just pause on that one a second there. You have the last couple of years about how winning matters, right? Being on a top two or three team matters. You're gonna lean towards Steph Curry right now. The warriors could be great by the end of the season, but right now they are the definition of average at this moment. Well, all right, so let me just because I knew eventually I would have to explain this, but you decided to jump in first. I did. 'cause I'm rude. Which is fine. I jumped all over you for, you know, awful Domino's reference. So we're at the quarter

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Fresh update on "lebron" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

01:34 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "lebron" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"And they could have known this much. The NBA certainly knew that the San Antonio spurs were not planning to be a good team this year. They just couldn't have anticipated that the Lakers would need the spurs as badly as the Lakers needed the spurs. Yeah, they've won 5 of their last 6 and three of their last four, but the three of their last four are spur spur spurs with a loss to Phoenix mixed in. The spurs are terrible. The spurs have won like a lost like a bazillion games this month. I think the spurs have one win since October 30th if I recall correctly, something like that. Like the spurs are about as bad as you can get in the NBA right now. So that the Lakers of fattened up recently on. Look, and there's some legit stuff here, right? Anthony Davis playing like a star again? Looking like a actually vital, important player in the league again is very encouraging for the Lakers. Westbrook's been off and on, whatever in the 6th man rolls fine, whatever. I'm not too excited about that. There's not, and then LeBron's back and LeBron looks like LeBron. Okay, fine. Great. But I can not put any stock in this 5 out of 6 when three of those wins are against the spurs. One is against the pistons who are again a bottom three team and one was against the nets who a haven't been very good overall and B we're still without both Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving in that game. So no, I'm not, I am not nearly sold on the idea that this is some indication of a Lakers revival. It's a respite and that's about all I can say. Yeah, wake me up in a few weeks and if the Lakers are playing above 500 basketball when we get close to Christmas, then I'll be sold. By the way, they won't be. Should we go through the schedule? I was just about to do that. I mean, Monday night, a lot of people listen to this podcast, this game will already be happening. The buddy healed miles Turner bowl in LA with Indiana in town pacers as we mentioned playing well. Then there's a home game against Portland. Then there is a 6 game road trip that takes the Lakers through Milwaukee, Washington, Cleveland, Toronto, Philadelphia, and Detroit. One, two, three, at 6. That could easily be a one in 5 road trip easily. You know, Washington, they got pummeled by Boston on Sunday Night, but they've been playing good basketball Detroit's probably the only game that looks like a give me, but that's the last game of that road trip. So they got some problems there. Then they're home with Boston, Denver, and the wizards again, then they're back on the road against Phoenix. So this is a tough month for the Lakers. December coming up is a very tough month. If they can get through these next, you know, ten, 12 games above 500 record, we might have a different conversation, but at this point, they're playing the spurs. It's what they've been doing. And that's enabled them to get to where they are right now. And gave up a 138 points to the spurs. And in the third of their three wins, beat them by 5. It's not like they're, there's nothing particularly impressive other than the wind total.

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Garland, Mitchell lead Cavs past Lakers to 8th straight win

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 3 weeks ago

Garland, Mitchell lead Cavs past Lakers to 8th straight win

"The Cavaliers starting back court lit up the Lakers as Cleveland earned its 8th straight win One 14 100 versus the Lakers Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points at Darius Garland added 24 One game after they sat out with injuries Mitchell topped 30 points for the 6th time in 8 games For me just kind of taking that upon myself to just at least set that tone getting downhill finding a way to just create in a disadvantage and led to me getting layups you know Or pull ups or whatnot LeBron James scored 27 points but lost to his hometown team for just a second time in 19 meetings I'm Dave ferry

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A Conversation on the Connection Between Police and Community

The Officer Tatum Show

02:07 min | Last month

A Conversation on the Connection Between Police and Community

"Dion did LeBron James ever follow up with you on that request. No. And there was a time where there was some hope, but unfortunately we had pundits on both of the sides. I'm not a political person. I can't stand the extreme left or the extreme right. Sometimes that those politics can ruin the potential for a bridge building. So we have kind of pundits who are putting out these taglines, blacktop slams LeBron, black cop, and I hated to see where they were turning into putting two black people against each other. And then we also had some people in the media. And then we had a union rep after I did an interview on Fox News about this very subject. Come on after me and say, oh, LeBron James needs to be arrested. I'm like, for what? He was just expressing himself. He just needs to be educated. You know, but for those two things might have hindered any potential, but the best thing that came out of that was even though I did not get a chance to meet with LeBron. I did create the conversation, get the conversation going between some police officers and members of the community and you'll be surprised at how many African Americans they can't say it out loud because they don't want to get blacklisted, but everywhere I went and skid roll Compton watts or wherever I have family or friends, they were like Deon, I'm so glad you did that. And it's sad they can't say it out loud, but they were really proud of what happened. And of course, I had some haters. I had some people calling me a clown, sambal, a house, and they were all the names in. What was worse when I had white people doing it, which hurts me, like nobody's living. When white people are trying to tell me how I'm supposed to think, that just drives me insane. As a black man, you shouldn't, you know, that gave me generational deja vu, because my great, great grandfather, as a black man, they told him that he couldn't own businesses. And we couldn't walk on the sidewalk and because he chose to run a business in a town where he wasn't supposed to and walking a sidewalk, a 16 year old white child killed him. So I thank you for not putting a bullet in my head, but no one's going to tell me as a black man who I can be what I can speak to and how I feel. So those are the things that came out of it that were negative. But for the most part, I had a lot of support for people and it was a blessing. It was a blessing.

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 Stephen Curry, Warriors celebrate championship, beat Lakers

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | Last month

Stephen Curry, Warriors celebrate championship, beat Lakers

"The warriors received their championship rings and raised another title banner then beat the Lakers one 23 one O 9 Golden State controlled the tempo especially in the third quarter using a 21 to two run to take a 27 point lead Stephen Curry scored a game high 33 points You got some really talented teams that are going to be gunning for you So we got to be ready for it all Knowing that's going to be a very long journey But that's why we play that's why we're competitive That's why we work as hard as we do For the Lakers it was the head coaching debut for darvin ham LeBron James had 31 points 14 rebounds and 8 assists Ryan leong San Francisco

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You Have to Develop Your God Given Gifts Says Eric Thomas

The Ed Mylett Show

01:28 min | 2 months ago

You Have to Develop Your God Given Gifts Says Eric Thomas

"But I'm telling you whatever hand you have, you still got to play it. It don't play itself. No hand plays itself. You gotta play your hand. But here's the cool thing about the creator. He knew that we would all be in different circumstances, and so what he did was he said, I'm going to give you a gift. And your gift will make room for you. Now y'all have to understand something. When you see me now, you go, oh, he's speaking here, E on this podcast. Oh, I can't believe it. It is the exact same gift I had when I was 16 years old. And it's the exact same gift I had at 8. I've had to develop the gift, but I God didn't get me the gift when I got baptized. I didn't get the gift when I came to my senses. I had to, I had to get from the time I was born. I didn't activate the gift from the time I was born. I didn't use the gift. So homelessness put me in a situation where it's like, your brother, you had to figure it out, and I'll never forget, they let me speak at church and I spoke and I it felt magical. If I never felt like, it must be how LeBron felt when he first got a basketball in his hand. Must be how Steph Curry feel when he come out on the court and the light. It must be how Jalen Ramsey feels when you know when the light the night lights in LA and he checking somebody one on one. This is how Tom Brady must feel this way. I felt the same way as 16 and I told myself ET, whatever you do, don't stop doing that. You find every opportunity to speak.

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"lebron" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

03:34 min | 2 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"And so trying to figure that out and, you know, I did my best at guessing it, which I felt like this was a chance for him to sort of soft intro his kids to the world that they're going to, they're going to be joining pretty soon, especially bronnie, because bronnie has been able to do this curation through Instagram through his dad's media company uninterrupted, which has been filming him for three years at Sierra canyon. So he's accustomed to this, right? But there's still an edit side to it. On the back end, there's an edit where LeBron can ultimately control it. But when he goes to college, he's not going to have it at it. And so here's an example like I can sit down. It's only 30 minutes, you know, I'm going to sit here and be right here with you. Let's answer these questions, essentially together. You know what I mean? So that was my take on it. My assumption, I think LeBron also really wanted a cover shot of him with the boys. You know, that's sort of a cool full circle thing for him. But that's true. I think it's how you had for Freeman in these circumstances now is, well, why would an athlete when someone is famous this LeBron who's Instagram following dwarfs any like distribution that our magazine and website would get? If he wants to say something, he certainly doesn't need to say it. So why is he here? I think with almost any media venture now, that's a really important question as a reader to ask and as a writer. Did you do anything this time to jolt the interview? Or did you just do like, I don't have a lot of time, I got to jump straight into it. Well, in this case, it was, it didn't need it as much because Bryson brawny were there. Because for them, this thing, I could tell brawny was sort of going into sort of, I'm going to make a couple comments here, but he wasn't very proud. I was actually a little bit surprised at how unpracticed he was at this. You know, most people who've been in the media glare that long will get a certain pattern. You know the athlete pattern, which is definitely younger. One game at a time all kinds of stuff right now. For sure what had that yet. And neither did Bryce. So that itself created an almost uncertainty to it. And I could see LeBron fluctuating an interview between like the kids would almost mimic something he would say and he would like that and he'd expound upon it. But then other times he could see them sort of flailing a bit in the interview and he sort of jump in or he'd laugh or he tried to spur them on. So that dynamic to me was as interesting as anything else. But also because the kids were there, I couldn't ask the questions that I wanted to ask. I originally had asked for brawny separate LeBron to separate and then the group thing because part of what I really want to know is I want to know where that is dad sitting there, what did you think when your dad said that?

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"lebron" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

03:04 min | 2 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"There's like a clip of him on Jimmy Kimmel like reacting poorly to his teammate celebrating a regular season win. Like he really did not care anymore and I think you mentioned part of the myth building, I think he was able to weave that into kind of his own myth building, but yeah, it's very interesting with me to LeBron to kind of just chart the I don't know how you describe it. I mean, Q score makes me sound like 80 years old, but just the relationship he has with fans and the public, you know, you mentioned like he's done so many off the court things. You know, it was towards the end of his Cleveland ten year he opens the I promise school in Akron, et cetera. And it feels like he's really riding high and I wonder kind of what happened with China, what happened with some of these other things have accelerated kind of this effort phase for LeBron and his career. I want to ask you kind of a big question because I think this was a great story and I think this is probably the most candid LeBron has been in a story like this in a very long time and there's some really good quotes in their great quotes from brawny and Savannah. Do you obviously we're all when we're writing a story like this we're searching for a level of honesty, right? And we have to, you know, we want to believe that the people we're interviewing everyone's participating in good faith, but LeBron is so big at this point in his career, right? You mentioned the story, there may be what a dozen people. If that that are more famous than him globally, he's truly one of the most famous people on the planet. You know, you're here sitting in this high school gym with him. Do you feel like it's still possible to get truth out of someone like that? Do you feel like it's still possible to get real honesty out of someone like that? Or is he just too famous now? I don't know, it's like too famous as much as I think that scenario in writing the story was a challenge in part because it was such a manufactured scenario. You know, I view spend amount of time around someone. And then you can have these handed moments or real moments that start to come out or conversations that are had. It's like, you know, it's like 30 minutes and his kids are with him and so it was clear to me. I thought it was important to put into the story what I thought LeBron was getting out of this. First off, why would he do this interview? You know, why would he do it with Sports Illustrated? All these questions that I as a reader would probably have in reading the story. You know, I'm not I don't have some really deep relationship with LeBron. I think the lure of Sports Illustrated, the magazine itself has dissipated significantly in the last ten years, right?

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"lebron" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

05:59 min | 2 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"There as well. All the proceeds will benefit John's wife and son. Jonathan will be deeply deeply missed or how it's go out to him, his family, his colleagues, his friends, we ask that if you're in a position to help, you please do so. Thank you very much. Welcome back to another episode of open floor filling in for your host, Michael DuPont. I'm Rohan not gonna join today by a very special guest, he's a, I guess you could say he's a both a former and current Sports Illustrated senior writer. I guess I could have asked him for a title before that that felt like too much work for me to do. He's a professor, just truly one of my all time favorite colleagues, one of the, I think, best basketball writers of all time, Chris Ballard, making his own floor debut, Chris, how's it going? Oh, it's exciting to be here. Thanks. Thanks for having me on. Okay, see already two formal, already two formal. You don't need to pretend that you're excited, you know, just be you. That's it. That's all we're asking. Chris, I think it's still our most recent Sports Illustrated cover. The story, a story that's swept the nation. I think it's fair to say chosen sons has cover story on LeBron James and his dreams to play in the NBA with his sons. Bryce and brawny were gonna dive deep into that today, get some behind the scenes stuff from Chris. I also want to talk to you about some of his past stories. Obviously we're at still a little bit of a slow point in the NBA off season here, so that'll be fun. To talk to Chris about some of the great stories he's written throughout the course of his career, before we get into that, we still aim to do a big mailbag episode soon, so keep your emails coming, open floor mail at Gmail dot com. Chris, I don't know where we even want to begin with this. This story was huge. I was like, you know, every basketball podcast I listened to every basketball video I saw they were talking about this story. I'm sure that had to be pretty exciting for you. Can you tell me when you first, you know, when did you first get the idea? I'm gonna pitch LeBron and his people on doing the story on him and his sons. Say roughly February or so. After he made the comments about playing with brawny in the MBA, I've got teenage kids myself and so I think it's sort of natural as you get older as a writer to write about the things that seem closest to you. So the first second LeBron cover story I did was all about his physique and how he was becoming so exceptional as a player.

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Serena's example: Tennis icon's impact felt in Black America

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 months ago

Serena's example: Tennis icon's impact felt in Black America

"At a tennis tournament in Central Park in New York 13 year old as Sally a LeBron is one of the only black girls competing Honestly she's a very beautiful person She calls Serena Williams an inspiration People of color are always put down because of the way they look or some people's ideas think they can't do as much So putting Serena as a role model and all she's done is really good Tennis coach Joanna Rosario says through all the adversity Serena Williams has prevailed Her being an African American her like coming up from literally nothing and becoming something that's an inspiration for all of us Rosario says she understands Williams need to focus on family And have just the capacity to take whatever is thrown at her Like that's something that you can use in your everyday life It's raining Williams first pro match was at the age of 14 She's now 40 and has won 23 Grand Slam titles I'm Ed Donahue

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Saying Good Bye to Brian Stelter

The Officer Tatum Show

01:04 min | 3 months ago

Saying Good Bye to Brian Stelter

"So we got a clip because Brian stelter, I'm a wait on LeBron still to story. So if you haven't heard Brian stelter was rumors that he would be fired from CNN. Of course, Cassini and suck their ratings suck all these people suck. And when Trump was in office, they made money off of bash and Trump every day. And now that they don't have nothing to talk about, but a crippled old man stumbled into the podium every day. They don't have the ratings and so they getting rid of people. But matter of fact, let's do it now so I'm talking about him and then we'll move on. Let's go to the clip. It's about a minute and 20 seconds. I may not play the whole clip, but I want you to hear Brian stelter and maybe this is an indication of how he ended up getting fired, wrote a clip. It is getting worse. Being clear about the threat to democracy is one of the most important things that American journalists can do. Reducing a liar's reach is not the same as censoring freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is different than freedom of reach. I think we're going to look back someday and say, wait, they tried to ban the 1690 like we're going to look back. We're just going to, it's going to make no sense in 30 or 40 years.

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LeBron, Lakers agree to two-year, $97.1M extension | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

LeBron, Lakers agree to two-year, $97.1M extension | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

"LeBron James is staying with the Lakers through the spring of 2025 His agent says the four time MVP has accepted a two year $97.1 million contract extension It makes James the highest paid player in NBA history according to his agent The new deal means the 18 time all star will make 46.7 million this season The 37 year old James has headed into the final year of his most recent contract with the Lakers Barring injury James is likely to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's career scoring king this winner I'm Dave ferry

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Victor Davis Hanson and Eric Speculate on the Direction of America

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:23 min | 4 months ago

Victor Davis Hanson and Eric Speculate on the Direction of America

"Speculating on the direction of the country. And we have an early talked about the midterms and Trump. It seems to me that the blessing of the unfolding nightmare of this administration is that many people who are kind of on the fence are waking up and understanding, wow, I never dreamt that anyone could make Jimmy Carter look Reagan esque. I simply never dreamt that we could have this kind of series of unfolding disasters and disasters is almost a nice way of putting it. What happened in Afghanistan everywhere we look, we see kind of nightmares of historical proportions. And I think that's good for the republic because my thesis is always that we've been so spoiled as a nation that we've kind of acted as though I don't need to do much. We'll be fine. The pendulum swings back and forth. We don't we never took it seriously that we could swing so far away that we swing into cultural Marxism and the death of America, which is where I think we are now. So what are you thinking for the midterms and for Trump if you have any thoughts on that? Well, I think there's some historic changes that the Democratic Party is not aware of. They have been for the last ten years a party of the very, very wealthy, the dot com corporate and the very subsidized poor. And the Republican Party turned into a nationalist workers populist party and it drove out, of course, had never Trump elitists, but nevertheless, part of that is we're starting to see a reemphasis on class rather than race and that's a disastrous for the Democratic Party because race in their way of thinking LeBron James and Oprah or victims. But my point is that we're going to see, I think, 50% of the Hispanic vote and these are people that I live in a predominantly Mexican American community, whether it's outrage about gas prices, inflation, crime, all of the border, and I think that I've never seen anything like it. So I think there's going to be a big pickup in seats. I think they'll take the Senate, but more importantly, they have the, they're going to be identified with a lot of middle class people and race will be secondary.

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"lebron" Discussed on The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team

The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team

01:41 min | 4 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team

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President Trump Jokes About 'Transgenderism' in NCAA

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:24 min | 4 months ago

President Trump Jokes About 'Transgenderism' in NCAA

"There is no such thing as transgenderism. There is something called gender dysphoria. Educate yourself. So anyway, you've got this big controversy, and of course the big news and my head is somewhat off to the NCAA because they saw fit not to make mister Leah Thomas their female athlete of the year. Maybe UPenn can resubmit him as the male athlete of the year. I don't know, that may be still available. But the NCAA rejected Leah Thomas, the male swimmer who swims with the girls. They were ejected him as their female athlete of the year. So there's been a lot of talk about all of this, and so president Trump, he does help frame the argument so everybody out there in the across the fruited plane can understand what this is really all about. And I'll tell you what if I were ever, I'd be the greatest woman's basketball coach at history. Because I don't like LeBron James. I like Michael Jordan much better. But. I'd go up to LeBron James. It doesn't matter. I say LeBron. Did you ever have any desire to be a woman? Because what I'd love you to do is star on my team that I'm building up. I will have the greatest team in history. They'll never lose. Nobody will come within 70 points of this team.

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Victor Davis Hanson Gives Us His Take on the Midterms

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:45 min | 4 months ago

Victor Davis Hanson Gives Us His Take on the Midterms

"Thesis is always that we've been so spoiled as a nation that we've kind of acted as though I don't need to do much. We're fine. The pendulum swings back and forth. We never took it seriously that we could swing so far away that we swing into cultural Marxism and the death of America, which is where I think we are now. So what are you thinking for the midterms and for Trump if you have any thoughts on that? Well, I think there's some historic changes that the Democratic Party is not aware of. They have been for the last ten years a part of the very, very wealthy, the dotcom corporate mind. And the very subsidized poor. And the Republican Party turned into a nationalist workers populist party and it drove out, of course, had never Trump elitists, but nevertheless, part of that is we're starting to see a reemphasis on class rather than race and that's a disastrous for the Democratic Party because race in their way of thinking LeBron James and Oprah or victims. But my point is that we're going to see, I think, 50% of the Hispanic vote and these are people that I live in a predominantly Mexican American community where there's outrage about gas prices, inflation, crime, all of the border, and I think that I've never seen anything like it. So I think there's going to be a big pickup in seats. I think they'll take the Senate, but more importantly, they have the, they're going to be identified with a lot of middle class people and race will be secondary. It'll be their class middle class interest. And I think that's going to be very positive. I don't think the Democratic Party that's going to know how to deal with that.

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The Left's Emotional Illogic Over Britney Griner

The Officer Tatum Show

01:50 min | 4 months ago

The Left's Emotional Illogic Over Britney Griner

"So you know the girl Brittany griner, right? The girl with the boy's voice that plays for the WNBA, which nobody watches. I have never in my life seen a WNBA Jersey ever. I've never seen one. Day out there, but I haven't seen one. The league where girls can't even dunk. Nobody's watching you if you can not dunk. Because they would rather watch LeBron James is woke as he is, and all these other NBA players jumping over people's heads doing 360 windmills. They're not watching girls miss three pointers. And do layups. Dudes in high school Duncan. Okay, let me get off my soap ops. But she went to jail in Russia. Now she's been traveling to Russia. I believe frequently for the summer. She is in like a summer league in Russia. So she knows better than to take, I will say, hash she's all. I think that's what it was. Paraphernalia. What was it again? Yeah, the hashish oil in her luggage through the airport into Russia. Now she know better. She knows against the lawsuit traveler often is not like she accidentally went somewhere and didn't know the law. So she gets in trouble. And guess what? Just because you black don't mean nothing in the rest of the world. Nobody cares about feeling sorry for you and that you're a victim. You're going to go to jail. So she goes to jail in Russia and in our country because this administration and leftists in my opinion are completely emotionally driven, they feel like she should not be in jail. They feel, not according to the law, but according to feelings and emotions. Brittany grinder should not be in jail.

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How We Take Policing for Granted

The Officer Tatum Show

01:09 min | 4 months ago

How We Take Policing for Granted

"You know, we have these issues, right? I mean, I think we get spoiled into believing the good guys don't need the love as much as the bad guys, right? You know, you get a family member, they go to prison, and it's not for everybody, but I'm just giving a scenario. Get a family member, they go to prison. They get out of prison, everybody's celebrating. And in some cases, they celebrate them more than they celebrate the family member they go on to college and do great things. Sometimes the kid that's doing great don't get as much attention as the kid that's dropping the ball. Right? How much attention do parents give to the kid that's acting up and acting bad and losing their job and still living at home and all this stuff they get way more attention than the kid that's going on with his life and doing and being successful. And I think that's the same thing with like policing. You know, it's weird that we take it for granted that these people are out here risking their lives. They're literally out here right now. And when you go to sleep tonight, there's people that are up at night, the whole night. While you dreaming about LeBron James and all these other people, you got police officers that are up all night because they choose to.

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LeBron James Speaks out Against America, Again

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:52 min | 4 months ago

LeBron James Speaks out Against America, Again

"Now I will talk about that, but I also want to highlight somebody who's come in with a response to this ever changing story. And that is LeBron James. You know him for being quite a protester of the United States of America as well. He's made a splash with the Black Lives Matter movement in many horrible ways, and he is no stranger to criticizing this country. Here's what he had to say about Brittany griner in her situation. I don't know how many of them follow the Britney grinder's situation. Everybody followed that. No. So there's a woman named Brittany griner. It was an amazing basketball player, amazing person. She was in Russia playing the war broke out. On her way back flying home, they said she had some amount of hash, which was illegal in Russia, and she is in Russia, we don't really know where she's been there over a hundred. He got to be over a 110 days. That was going on. The NBA season has started and she still, she still is not coming back. She hasn't come back. And she's a superstar. So we're talking about. We're talking about this is the top of the top. This is LeBron of the WNBA. You being you, LeBron James, have you thought of like what if it was you? You traveled to Europe, you do these things like, have you put yourself there in terms of like, man, what she must be going through, what that experience must be like? I was trying to imagine it and it's hard for me to even put myself into what she's going through, like she's such a great human being, a great person, obviously, I've been in her presence a few times, and you know, you always feel like, you know, if you're from a certain place, you always feel like they got your back. And in a sense like now, how could she feel like America has her back? Like, I would be feeling like, do I even want to go back to America? I've been going over a 130 days. And I felt like it's been zero effort.

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LeBron James Critical of United States

The Officer Tatum Show

01:30 min | 4 months ago

LeBron James Critical of United States

"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the off to Tatum show. I got a video from LeBron de James. You know that basketball player that's probably the code is backed by a player and U.S. history outside of Michael Jordan, but that dude is the dumbest person when it comes to politics that I've ever heard. And Brittany griner is even dumber than he is. How are you going to go to another country playing with their laws? This ain't America. They ain't gonna slap you on the wrist. You're going to take it hashish or. And you think you're going to go to Russia and they gonna kiss your butt 'cause you black. Lady, you ain't in America. Now your bud in jail. I want y'all to listen to what LeBron James said because I don't respect him enough to call him LeBron anymore. LeBron de James, listen to what he said and just know that he apologized after he said what he about to say wrote a clip. White people are collecting black art. Have you had to explain that ever to collectors? It's not the responsibility of black folks to use this. I don't think this LeBron James. She is in Russia. She's been there over a 110 days. Now how can she feel like America has her back? I would be feeling like do I even want to go back to America? I'm not saying you will be twice as good to get half as much. I always didn't like that team. So I said, I just want to be twice as good because I want to be trusted. As a forward you take risks all the time. If you're not. So I think we are at the clip. I think it's some other players that are talking in there, but however, LeBron, you heard him say, why would he even want to come back to America? Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?

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LeBron James: '[Would I Even] Want to Go Back to America?'

Mark Levin

01:14 min | 4 months ago

LeBron James: '[Would I Even] Want to Go Back to America?'

"There's a podcast I think it's called the shop I don't know what do I know It's called the shop And they did a promo For the shop podcast yesterday I thought you might find this interesting cut 23 go Brittany greider She is in Russia She's been there over a 110 days Now how can she feel like America has her back I would be feeling like do I even want to go back to America This is their promo I don't know if it's in context or not I assume it is You don't know if you want to go back to America I'm sorry This guy is a moron I know you're not allowed to say that about LeBron James But he's a moron You don't know if you want to come back to America Why Because America doesn't ever back And what exactly are we supposed to do to get her out They say they're doing everything they can You hated Donald Trump who had more success than any president In getting these people out from these fascistic and Marxist regimes you hated him LeBron remember him You remember

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Foxworth Friday: Sport Is About Entertainment

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

01:38 min | 5 months ago

Foxworth Friday: Sport Is About Entertainment

"It was interesting because somebody got in my mentions and said, you're measuring success by how much people enjoyed it? Yeah. What else are you in this for? One thing I don't feel like you can do if you observe in this as a fan is to treat it like management. You know what I'm saying? Like the management you get in there this ain't about falling. This is about business. This is a job for you. You as a fan, you took this on as another job? I mean, I think that's speaks to the number of cases of sports and that they out here like so many fans are out here trying to take an analytical position to the point where it feels like they got a Lakers logo on their polos when you don't. Like, did you have a good time or die? It is outrageous the investment that people have is like quasi religious. Almost that they have in some of these teams where it's about doing the right thing and it goes to Genie's tweet. It's about doing the right thing for the team. Since when have I ever been compelled to do the right thing for a company, I thought the companies were supposed to be doing the right thing for me. I'll pay you. Like, I'll buy your jerseys or your hats, I'll buy your tickets. But make sure that I enjoy my damn self at this entertainment property. I don't give a damn about your bottom line. I don't give a damn about how happy you are. I'm the customer. So that point is, it always blows my mind. Or it would blow my mind if I had heard someone say like, oh, we in this to measure it by how much fun? No, Genie bust and LeBron can count rings. Yes. I said to me, what? I want to know how happy they made me.

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"lebron" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

02:32 min | 5 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"It's so hard to talk about the Lakers and LeBron without people taking things and directions that as I start, I'm not necessarily trying to go to or did not want, right? But it happened to me because I do think there's something very interesting about this LeBron era, which by the way, has been four years. Like, those four years ran up on us pretty quick. LeBron spent 13 straight years where his teams got at least to the second round of the playoffs, right? You know, you got all those years with the finals, but at least the second round of the playoffs. He's been with the Lakers for four years. They've made the second round of the playoffs one time. They've missed the playoffs twice, but they got a championship, right? Now, it's an interesting championship because on one hand, it was in the bubble, you didn't get the parade, all of that stuff. All the other hand, it was the year that Kobe died, which I imagine comes with its own significance for the Lakers, but at least for me, as an unattached party, right? Like a party observing this from a distance. I would think this has been a little bit disappointing if I were a Lakers fan. That's how I would see this. It's just like, you want the championship and I guess there are more relevant than they used to be but normally when you're in a place like that, even if you are not winning the championship, you go into the Conference Finals. You go on to the NBA Finals, like you win these in this push. And that really isn't what this has been for the course of this four years. And I can't think of anything quite like that. Like somebody pulled up the stat for me that the only team in a ten year span to win a championship, but not make it out of the first round within that span where those mavericks, where they won the championship in 2011, and then around that didn't get past the first round. I haven't seen anything like those are the only examples that we have. And so Lakers fans that I'm Friends with, they haven't really enjoyed this as much as they thought they would. That's what I was thinking is you were saying you think it would be a disappointment. I think that we know, or at least anecdotally. It doesn't feel like Lakers fans on the tweets or in our life in our lives feel like they have really enjoyed this run. And that's I think not to get to like the analytics versus the kind of feel or trust your eyes, guys, but it feels like from a purely quantitative way to look at it. I would say I take a championship and three years of missing the playoffs over no championship in every year and the finals.

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Bomani Dissects the Lakers' 'LeBron Era' with Domonique Foxworth

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

02:32 min | 5 months ago

Bomani Dissects the Lakers' 'LeBron Era' with Domonique Foxworth

"It's so hard to talk about the Lakers and LeBron without people taking things and directions that as I start, I'm not necessarily trying to go to or did not want, right? But it happened to me because I do think there's something very interesting about this LeBron era, which by the way, has been four years. Like, those four years ran up on us pretty quick. LeBron spent 13 straight years where his teams got at least to the second round of the playoffs, right? You know, you got all those years with the finals, but at least the second round of the playoffs. He's been with the Lakers for four years. They've made the second round of the playoffs one time. They've missed the playoffs twice, but they got a championship, right? Now, it's an interesting championship because on one hand, it was in the bubble, you didn't get the parade, all of that stuff. All the other hand, it was the year that Kobe died, which I imagine comes with its own significance for the Lakers, but at least for me, as an unattached party, right? Like a party observing this from a distance. I would think this has been a little bit disappointing if I were a Lakers fan. That's how I would see this. It's just like, you want the championship and I guess there are more relevant than they used to be but normally when you're in a place like that, even if you are not winning the championship, you go into the Conference Finals. You go on to the NBA Finals, like you win these in this push. And that really isn't what this has been for the course of this four years. And I can't think of anything quite like that. Like somebody pulled up the stat for me that the only team in a ten year span to win a championship, but not make it out of the first round within that span where those mavericks, where they won the championship in 2011, and then around that didn't get past the first round. I haven't seen anything like those are the only examples that we have. And so Lakers fans that I'm Friends with, they haven't really enjoyed this as much as they thought they would. That's what I was thinking is you were saying you think it would be a disappointment. I think that we know, or at least anecdotally. It doesn't feel like Lakers fans on the tweets or in our life in our lives feel like they have really enjoyed this run. And that's I think not to get to like the analytics versus the kind of feel or trust your eyes, guys, but it feels like from a purely quantitative way to look at it. I would say I take a championship and three years of missing the playoffs over no championship in every year and the finals.

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It's Anyone's Season This Year in the NBA

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

00:53 sec | 5 months ago

It's Anyone's Season This Year in the NBA

"We think of NBA history. We're used to super teams, like they're being a FrontRunner a couple frontrunners. They were looking forward to and I'm like you. I thought I was going to miss that. But it doesn't feel like parody in the way that they flattened all the teams as much as it feels like parody and there are more teams that have risen to that elite level. Because I think any one of the top 5 to 16 teams, I could imagine them being a dynasty in the right era, but they just happen to be in this era at NBA where everybody got guys. It's just guys everywhere. It's crazy. And then you watch summer league and I only make too much about summer league, but chat out there cooking. They got all these great players coming up in the drive. It's an international sport now. Like fully and these boys are good everywhere. It's no bad players.

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:27 min | 9 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Statement that every Laker fan always speaks on is that if I have LeBron and AD in a 7 game series, I like my chances, right? So I mean, it's just continuous and we're just here for the ride where I personally am on it. It's the round two of the LeBron Russ conundrum and we'll see how that kind of goes if LeBron is able to come out of this mess and get us to maybe a second round or a Conference Finals, you know, that would be a tremendous feat. So I mean, we're going to keep watching. Again, we have Kendrick nunn, you know, close to returning as he's been for the last 6 months. So it's a lot to take in. And that's the most in December. You and me both, you and me both. My favorite headline of this entire season is Frank Vogel hopeful that Kendrick nunn will be good to go on opening day. Frank Vogel. So Shelby, I think you had some good comments there. And I guess my question is, let's say LeBron and AD are healthy. I think there's no question they're in the play and tournament, just that's what math says..

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:14 min | 9 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"July comes and LeBron's not happy with what happens in July, and he doesn't sign the extension in August. What do you do if you're the Lakers? And I'm talking about do you actually start to look on the trade market with LeBron James? Can you do that if he says I'm not going to extend or do you just accept that, okay, most likely 2023 LeBron's leaving. We're going to have a ton of cap space after that. Let's just kind of roll forward from here and get one more year with LeBron. What's the path forward from there? Ron, I'm going to come to you with this question since you're really solid with all the cap stuff and everything. What does the Lakers do? If LeBron doesn't sign the extension. I mean, if he openly says I'm not signing this extension, I'm going into this contract year. Of course, you have to gauge the trademark yet, right? You can't just sit on your hands and be like, well, I guess we'll just play this out and see what happens in the off season. You have to, you have to exhaust all options. Now, if you gauge the market for LeBron on a trade and it's not what you're looking for, what you're probably looking for is a couple of quality young players and picks, because it's LeBron James at the end of the day. So if you don't get that, then you say, you know what? We'll evaluate, we'll go through the season. If a team gets desperate at the deadline, we'll try to take advantage of that, but yeah, you know what, worst case, it's Anthony Davis and cap space. Like we can work with that. So, you know, there are a lot of options..

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:25 min | 9 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Way or the other. This was this roster was a collaborative effort between the Lakers and LeBron and clutch and we're seeing what's happening and for either side to try to shift 100% of blame onto the other. To me is just like too little too late. Let's just move on and try to figure out the best path moving forward. Okay, so I think that's important to mention here is that if this does turn into the blame game between LeBron and the Lakers, that's where things could definitely split even further, right? I mean, this is maybe the first time in LeBron's tenure with the Lakers where we have overtly seen where LeBron's goals and the Lakers goals were perhaps not aligned. And obviously that can lead to eventually a parting of ways. That's potentially what we're talking about. And you mentioned the bill orm piece what stood out to me what oram added in that there was a Lakers staffer who felt who thought this felt like the beginning of a war. Now obviously that's hyperbole, especially with what's going on in the world right now, but let me try to get some optimism here. Matt, the optimist Peralta has joined us. Matt, what's your take on this situation? Is this the start of a war between LeBron and the Lakers? And if that's the case, we're probably counting down the days until something big happens this summer..

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

08:05 min | 10 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Summer needs to be the summer that it's decided, really. I think that the most important thing for the Lakers from in terms of what they need from LeBron. It's clarity. That's the most important thing because the way that just from the Lakers perspective, the most damaging thing that can happen to the Lakers is if things are still unclear this summer, they go into next season without having an idea of what LeBron is doing in 2023, which, by the way, LeBron has done this to teams for a long time, right? He's put teams in that position. I'm not saying that he shouldn't, from his perspective, that's fine, but he held free agency over the head of the cabs for years, right? The worst thing that can happen to the Lakers is they go into next season, not knowing. So they don't trade him because you don't want to rock the boat and then he leaves in the summer of 2023 and you get nothing. And you get nothing in return. If LeBron says, I'm going to stay for another season. Okay, great. Sign that extension, let's do everything we can. Two more seasons, build around LeBron and AD and then off we go from there. Then we'll figure out the plan after that. Or LeBron says, this isn't working. This didn't go the way I wanted it to. And now, you know, I want to go somewhere else. Okay, you can work with them and you can figure out a trade and then you get something in return. Again, the worst case scenario for the Lakers is you don't get that certainty of this off season and you go into next summer and then have him walk away for nothing. Yeah, so this summer is a big summer because if LeBron says, hey, you know what? This isn't working. Trade me. Now it becomes now the people who have been saying trade AD. Now they actually have a reason to go trade AD because if you're trading LeBron, it does make some sense to gauge AD's value as well. If they're keeping LeBron, there's absolutely it makes zero sense to trade Anthony Davis. But if you're already trading LeBron, it's wise to call teams and be like, hey, we're blowing it up. Who wants Anthony Davis? Who wants Russ? Who wants anyone? So this is kind of that opportunity. So yeah, it just comes down to LeBron James going to the organization and having a discussion and saying, are we riding this out until 2024 when my son is drafted? Or are we not writing this out in your trading me now? Speaking of Russ, this isn't a great look overall because as Eric pink is his piece, mentioned the Lakers were rob pelinka, they were on the verge of pulling off the buddy heeled trade. When LeBron said, no, I want Ross. He was on board. He believed Russ was going to work, and clearly it hasn't worked out the way that they planned, but now LeBron pushed to get Russell Westbrook and now he's upset that the Lakers or clutch I shouldn't conflate the two clutch sports is upset that the Lakers didn't give up another first round pick to undo that Russell Westbrook situation. That they were a part of creating just what 6 months ago, a little bit more than that. So that part of this, I know, doesn't sit well with Lakers fans and historically, we've seen this. We've seen teams who have had LeBron have burned through all their future picks in order to do whatever they can to help LeBron James win right now and maybe rightfully so when you I mean potentially the greatest of all time on your team, you do what you can do, but still you can understand why the Lakers would push back a little bit against that. The question though has this now driven a wedge between the Lakers and clutch sports slash LeBron James to the point where now we're headed for a potential divorce and like you mentioned if it is, is it a complete split from clutch sports, which could mean Anthony Davis on the block? What does that mean for Taylor Horton Tucker? What we thought might be a fairly quiet off season full of a lot of veteran minimum signings suddenly in the last week has now looked like, I mean, this could be massive for the Lakers, massive in terms of LeBron, Anthony Davis, the stars they have on the roster, and what this team, this franchise is going to look like moving forward. Yeah, I think this is like if there was ever proof that players do not make good GMs. Well, we have our we have our one year of bona FIDE proof that players are bad GMs for the most part. Because LeBron they wanted rob pelinka and the Lakers wanted buddy healed and LeBron said no, I promise we can make this work and almost everyone was immediately skeptical that they could make this work. And it didn't work. And now LeBron's like, well, you know what? It's fine, just get rid of another pick and make Westbrook John wall. Problem solved. And it's like, well, no, you can't. It's not that simple. It's a much deeper decision than that. So again, this is going to be a hectic off season in terms of the conversations that need to happen behind closed doors. And I imagine it will be a very hectic off season for people like us who are going to have to hear all sorts of conflicting rumors about what those conversations are. When your business is starting its championship run, nothing matters more than finding and hiring the best team. Within indeed, you have the power to build a dynasty by hiring more MVPs faster. Start hiring right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job posts and indeed dot com slash blue wire, offer valid through March 31st. If you're hiring, you need indeed because indeed is the hiring partner where you can attract interview and hire all in one place. And indeed, is the only job site where you're guaranteed to find quality applicants that meet your must have requirements or else you don't pay. Go to indeed, dot com slash blue wire to claim your $75 credit before March 31st. No matter how the last game went, any time you take the field, you got a shot at greatness. Give your team the best shot at winning by recruiting more MVPs with indeed. Indeed, dot com slash blue wire. Terms and conditions apply. Need to hire, you need indeed. Let me finish with this, Ron, and this is a question that I know a lot of Lakers fans are going to be talking about. If we get to the point where LeBron does indeed leave this off season. They find a trade for him. And that puts you into the Anthony Davis era, the plan from the beginning when AD arrived in Los Angeles was, at some point, this is going to be Anthony Davis's team. When LeBron rides off into the sunset, whenever that is, Anthony Davis gets handed the reins. How comfortable do you feel doing that? Even without the clutch sports aspect, or does LeBron's exit immediately trigger a potential move with Anthony Davis as well and you completely rebuild and restructure, knowing that your 2024 or 2025 pick is going to the pelicans. By the way, the pelicans have to be celebrating seeing the way things are going down right now. But do you build around AD moving forward if LeBron decides after this season? See ya, I'm out. You know, as a player, I don't mind building around AD. I think AD and the sort of support the supporting cast you tend to get being on the Lakers. Lakers tend to get better supporting casts in free agency than other teams. So I think AD building around him makes sense on a basketball level, but if the divide between the Lakers and LeBron and clutch is so strong that they need to trade LeBron James, now you probably need to start looking at Anthony Davis trades too because rich Paul is not going to say, I mean, you did LeBron dirty, but that's just LeBron. You know, we're good. We're good with AD. It's a package deal at this point. They've really intertwined the two of them. So if you're trading LeBron because of the wedge between them and clutch sports, it feels only sort of like, you know, it only makes.

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:44 min | 10 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"He's 37 years old was a game time decision and he shoots 13 for 24 shooting and gets a triple double with 29 points. This guy is ridiculous. That's incredible that he can do that. This was the, hey, let's take it easy, LeBron. Let's kind of ease you back into things you've been out for 5 games. No, just a triple double. No big deal. Yeah, casual triple double for our favorite LeBron James. What can you say about this guy at this point? I mean, I love how we have to keep qualifying 37 year old 19 years in the league. But I don't think any of that mileage talk or all the wear and tear he has. I don't think it applies to LeBron. He is just a one of one generational athlete alien, whatever you want to call him at this point. Granted, again, it was against the Knicks who probably the Lakers equivalent in the Eastern Conference right now. But LeBron James should not be doing these things, especially coming off an injury that let them out for 5 games, but I mean the only thing I can really think of is just where would the liquor be without LeBron? I mean, obviously one and four, but just in general, where does this team go without LeBron James? I don't know. I have no words other than that he is great. I hope he is a Laker for many more years after this, even though he's already 37. But this is why I think I'm bullish on the Lakers still being a decent team if he's healthy because he's just so he's so good. What do you say at this point? I mean, if the Lakers, I think if something is disappointing about the Lakers, it's going to be because of injury or because of a lack of depth due to a certain trade from the off season. Those that's going to be, that's the downfall of the Lakers this season. You can't look at LeBron and say, this is on LeBron, unless you want to say because of off the court decisions, right? If LeBron had a voice in that particular trade, which we're going to get to in a bit, then, okay, right? You could put some of it on them there. But in terms of on the floor, you can't put any of the blame really on LeBron James for any shortcomings from the Lakers, because he's been fantastic. Anthony Davis. For as much criticism as AD got the first part of the season, and it was deserved mostly. I think it went a little bit too far. But he wasn't really impacting the game the way people were used to seeing him do. Tonight, 13 for 19, 28.17 rebounds three assists three steals four blocks, playing center every second that he's on the floor. He's been fantastic since he came back from injury. He's looked not quite at that super high bar of the bubble version of Anthony Davis, the 2020 champion version of Anthony Davis, but I think this stretch is the closest we've seen to that since that run. And he's been fantastic. Yeah, absolutely. This is the best 80s looked into Lakers Jersey outside of the playoffs, I think. And this is why again, why we were so against trading Anthony Davis because how many players in the league right now can do what he's doing. Not a lot..

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:03 min | 11 months ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"All right, let me get into a few more of your super chance that you guys are sending in and get appreciate those. Leah Andrew, I like THT, but why doesn't he jump when contesting shooters? I think some of that is he's relying on the length of his arms, which are insanely long, 6 four with a 7 one wingspan. So he just relies on that to contest for him. He can reach farther than anybody else can and staying down allows him to be a little bit quicker in terms of if somebody puts the ball on the floor, not biting on a pump fake. Those are all things that I'm sure the coaching staff is talking to him about. So I would imagine that's not necessarily a THT thing. That's probably a coaching staff type that thing trying to limit errors. They would rather see him not jump, not pick up the foul, not get blown by, but instead stay down and just use those long arms that he's got. That's my guess anyway. Jay Bowman with a super chat said, happy new year. Thanks for being awesome. Go Lakers. Well, thank you, Jay. Appreciate that. Appreciate that. Oh, I like this. This is a great point here. Somebody said, and I just lost the name. Somebody said my favorite LeBron stat for tonight. 29 minutes. Absolutely. Absolutely. You know what? We've been talking about this. How in game load management needs to be a thing. How the Lakers have blown some opportunities to have in game load management, where they've been up, they wind up winning a game, which is great. I mean, that's the most important thing, but they let another team back into the game and that forces LeBron that forces Anthony Davis when he was healthy Russ, whoever, back into action in the fourth quarter. In minutes where they should just be resting. And those minutes can start to add up. And so this was one where the Lakers wire to wire they lead this game. They get the win and LeBron gets to rest for a good chunk of the fourth quarter. We've seen him playing 36, 37, 40 minutes, right? In these games that we've had recently. And so him getting to rest, that's not something to overlook. That's something that's important and we haven't seen enough of it this season that in game load management. So that was really nice to see in this one..

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:23 min | 1 year ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Defensively, we could be in some big trouble on Christmas Day if the Lakers continue playing this way because the nets are just so good on that end of the floor. They're getting, they started off a little rough, but they're getting better there. They're very precise on offense and Kevin Durant, obviously he's just an assassin. And so the Lakers could be in some trouble on that end of the floor. That's where I'd be concerned. But we have a long way to go. We got a month to go a lot can happen between now and then. So let's see where we go from there. We do need to get into the 360 award for tonight. And obviously no Anthony Davis, so the three out just LeBron James and Russell Westbrook and this is easy. You guys already know where it's going. It's going to LeBron. James, again, 39 points fantastic stuff from him. 5 threes on the night, 5 board 6 assists one steel two blocks. It was a, I don't want to say it was a vintage LeBron performance because there were moments where LeBron looked very mortal. Where he just didn't quite look like himself. But then when it was time to win, there he was. Hitting big shots. They were fade away threes. And this is something that we noticed really starting last season, maybe even a little bit of season before. LeBron, he will go switch hunting. And by that, I mean, he will pick which defender he wants to cover him and then have that Laker comes at a screen so that that player will get switched on to him. He's done this for a while now. If you remember a couple seasons ago, he bullied the hell out of Lou Williams on the clippers at the time that way. Switch hunted him just into oblivion, got him switched on to LeBron constantly and then just annihilated him. But LeBron gets big, switched on to him. How often does he attack off of that? Just about never, right?.

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"lebron" Discussed on The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team

The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"lebron" Discussed on The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Team

"Hey, my name is Kobe Bryant. And I love to play basketball. Where did it come from? I'm always looking. I love the smell of the leather. The hard way to kind of get on the playground, switch it in there. What if we could go back in time before he became the icon and ask him? How did you become? Kobe Bryant. This is gonna be the same person that I've been up to this point. They're in high school as a basketball player with a lot of confidence that we're not doing play works when the basketball game. You know, that's what I'm gonna do. I am Kobe tells the story of Kobe Bryant's early life through his coaches, his family, his friends, with never before heard intimate tapes of Kobe himself. His thoughts, his dreams, his goals from his teenage years. All revealed for the first time. Yeah, they realized that on a nightly basis, got to come out and kill you. Yeah. If a guy comes out and kill me, I'm not going to sit back and that'll kill him. Everything I can not. Listen to I am Kobe from diversion podcasts for free on the iHeartRadio app. Apple podcasts and all the places you get podcasts. Listen to his voice. November 16th. I came from the valley of the shadow of death waiting for a self spoon don't hold your breath

"lebron" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

Jalen and Jacoby

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"lebron" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

"He put on a fake smile for two seconds while the cameras are home to introduce andre drummond to the team because these two have gone back and forth and joel embiid has gotten the best of german throughout his career. So it'd be interesting to see these to go edit in practice but jalen elf in. The room is is going to be on this team this year. Is there out there for ben. Simmons believe this is on this team this year jacoby because it's really tricky. He's all aba caliber performa. He's been at thirteen. He's all defensive candidate. He's in a top two or three this season. He's a triple double threat. He's six foot ten and he's a locomotive in transition. But then when you look down for the asking price is like wait a minute. You first round another star player in return is like wait a minute we. We can't necessarily pull that deal together to satisfy you philly so it's gonna be interested for them as the east continues to improve and the process continues to get lower in the eastern conference standings. If they're gonna decide to just make a move because they have the opportunity to or are they going to hold out and then all of a sudden business and joel embiid who we both know occupy to same real estate in theory when they're at their best on the floor won't necessarily coexist as a championship. Do all another improved team in the eastern conference or in the nation's capital they assigned. Spencer dinwiddie to the wizards. What do you think about the addition of dinwiddie to the wizards. And how does that affect bradley beal. You know that's my guy right there fan. You're not set nets games. And i'm like that's one of the pistons. Let get away. I said the same thing about khris middleton. I promise y'all when this season starts this guy right here is going to be the surprise underrated signing by any late let russ and his salary go to add dinwiddie. Productivity is gonna pick right up here. Bradley beal are going to be fantastic in the east. Mark my words and lastly cow kuzina plays with their right. Don't call coups play without washington wizards. Now i think so okay. He's gonna get buckets this year and i know a lot of people saw him in la and he had to adjust to a row. That's what happens when you're not the superstar player when you're minutes in the front court suppress with lebron james and anthony davis it just not going to be as many shots so now playing in a wide open system mark down for twenty plus right now really now markdowns coups remember. I told you. The washington wizards are part of the eastern conference. We surges jacoby and spencer with in cows. Big parts along with bradley bit. If you're bradley beal do you think that he is happier with this current roster than he was last year with russell westbrook on the team. They're better so yes and also he's going into final year of his contract so we're not going to have to wonder how he feels..

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"lebron" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

Jalen and Jacoby

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"lebron" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby

"David jacoby jacoby. What exactly is it that we do what they lebron. James did the classic tweet and then delete. We will hear air rudge's but we start with the olympic games team. Usa is now in the gold medal game after a rocky start. They beat australia. France beat slovenia. So we now have the gold medal match jalen. If you recall. They lost france earlier in group. Play when you think about this gold medal game you are ran man. I'm all for the goal then that that the platinum legendary bars. Here's the thing for team. Usa kevin durant was huge in the second. Half after being down double digits. It don't matter if it was one versus three one versus four one versus five. He turned into katie at the rucker back in the day when he had over sixty eyes on the prize and he was not going to allow us to lose. That's what propelled us to actually get to this point. Now since we at this point gotta find a way to slow down the knicks. Ornie god to find a way to keep rudy gobert off the boards like they beat us before so for your prediction of guaranteed gold medal. To happen those are two things in particular. We gotta make sure we take care of. absolutely. I expect the us to win this game. But i'm glad you mentioned kevin durant because he has been absolutely phenomenal fourteen. Usa and because the bucks were so dominant against the sun's winning four straight games. We almost forget. Just how good kevin durant was in. That nets buck series. This has been a great summer for kevin durant a great bounceback year and expect him to carry this momentum from tokyo into the new season which is going to start in like three weeks. Start soon and i expect the nets to be on top of the eastern conference powered by that man kevin durant. We normally have an nba champion. Once every twelve months. Well this year. We had to in almost nine months. And i agree with you. A great summer and playoff k. d. but the regular season is going to start october. So it's gonna be interested for me. Not necessarily the nets but the entire nba particular contending teams. How they respond to the short off season. Well this has been a short off season. But it's been very busy for the los angeles lakers. They added a lot of new pieces. And we might have mentioned here on this program and many other programs have pointed out that some of those new pieces are a little old new pieces. Lebron james took to twitter to fire back at the critics and here is what he said. Keep talking about my squad. Our personal ages. The way he plays he stays injured. Were passed our prime minister. Senator etcetera etcetera. Doing one favorite. Please and please keep that same narrative energy when it begins. That's all i ask. Thank you jalen later deleted this. Why do you think you've been with tweeden. Delete lebron you know how much i love him. Here's the deal. David jacoby so put that tweet back up there. Okay so are. We allow to acknowledge that the lakers had the oldest team formed paper in the history of the league. Are we allowed to actually say that. We allowed to point out a that. Anthony davis and lebron james likely due to injury or low management won't play eighty two games. This year is that okay and last but certainly not least. I'm glad he didn't use the term hating but that's what is construe by so many people they you've heard me say this for a decade. This generation uses the term hating incorrectly. Okay just because. I may disagree with you or have a differing opinion in yours. It does not mean that. I'm hating and also lavar victim off so let me get this right though. Favorite lebron james. Who where to miami and play with boston way with the cleveland. Play with kharian love ken..

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"lebron" Discussed on SmartLess

SmartLess

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"lebron" Discussed on SmartLess

"Think for me. The drive comes from upbringing and You know growing up the way. I grew up. You know. i'm a part of a single parent household just me and my mother. No siblings Not much care. Mom worked on and off. You know my whole childhood so you know. Every day was kind of a struggle for us as a family. So i felt if i ever was even put into position. This is also part of my inspiration to growing up. I was ever put in a position. Rock succeed at doing anything. And i can make any kind of dollars anything as far as capital That i want to give a lot of it back. I wanna give You know a lot of a back to mock community. Because i understand what those kids are going through on a day to day basis. Because i've walked those same streets of tackle dose same corners. I know the hardships of what a single parent household kid ca- feel like and the pressures the adversity and all that stuff that comes with so and to see that change change of happened from your efforts. It's gotta be unbelievably rewarding. I mean yeah we hear. Some of the family sean. Will you know you guys. I mean just to see some of the. He's come until you know. Either you know the falcons he members is that my school or the teachers that op changed their lives or tell my mother because now my mom is huge into the foundation and she welcomes allotted. I she part of it. what yes. She's a. She's like one of the head advisory boards of my foundation where basically have an apartment complex here is where i welcome a lot of the underprivileged families and and we set the mobile room and board that we're not in a position where they can afford they all living so You know it's pretty cool. Mom welcomes all these families in. That's awesome says she second like an ambassador. Yeah exactly exactly but you say you came. You know you talk about your own childhood and wreck to recognize. Look i really struggled. And so i wanna be able to give back and really do it in a way in a really practical way a lot of people talk about it but you actually to it you know. Look at sean. Sean grew up. You had a tougher childhood and stuff and you turn your back on your community. You've kept things simple. Imagined spends his money on. And i said i send people truly free them. Yeah and jason doesn't know what the jason jumped align famously in line for the first iphone so we all have our own. Let me just lebron. You could've incarnation of the point. Is this my point is you could have gotten you've had you've had so much success. You could have just sailed away on a yacht and never looked back. He's finding time to do that too right. We get some hours each year. Yes we just hours at relax. We'd have you been on a yacht with lebron and you have how to get to the daily mail right so so you're a kid so your kid you're hanging out and you're thinking boy. If i can ever get this jump shot to really go down in a consistent way. I might be able to get myself to a place where i could either get outta here or stay here and help give back to this. What was the moment when you thought yourself. Oh you know what this is going to work. And i think i've got a very realistic chance of making it. And now i'm starting to think about what i'm gonna do if i do. Make starting your plans about philanthropy and you know. A lot of kids fantasize in school. When i'm older. I want to be a teacher so i don't have to do any of the score i can like. What was that moment like. And what were those first few plans you remember. That was there for like the beginning of my junior year i was sixteen years old. I'm right after my sophomore year in the summer. Going into my junior year. I was on the cover of sports illustrated. That'll do they. They dumped me. The chosen one at sixteen years old and pressure no pressure right right and the jinx of the cover on top of it all right and instead cover it a so a lot of nba execs. We're talking and they were saying that. You know if i entered the draft you know right now could beat the number one pick and you know but you know what those so i felt like i seen the success that i was having and the reason that i knew i wanted to come back and give back to my community is because i knew the success that i was having yes ahead to do with my god given abilities and my talent and he put in the work but the support that i had for my coaches and my friends and my mom they stayed on my ass everyday like listen and this is this is what we do and we all listen. We have an opportunity to make this beard and even other people are saying. That's not fuck it up like. Oh you know so you know. It's tough when a sixteen year old because less than me and my friends we wanna do. We know first year in. We want to go to house parties. We want to go you know. Hang with other high school kids and do kid things but you know right. Jason knows about the kid things driving off the warner brothers. Lot when you're sixty but listen. But with the brian with your kids your own kids. What an incredible story you have to pass down to them about your struggle and then how you turn it around and how you're giving back. Is it something that they get. If they don't get it to. You grinded in their brains. You got to keep looking at me. You gotta keep blinking my star. You have got to learn how to give back. I mean it's so cool to have a dad that that does all that there's absolutely nothing. I can do nothing. I could do to give them the same moment or aspirations or like us ri- that i had to. I mean you can't teach ambition. No i i grew up in akron. Ohio in in the inner city and the hood is what we call it. The projects and my kids are growing up for years in miami on south beach. And now for five years and brentwood. So you know when we we're here for those four year. When i was in cleveland they were younger. You know we're in. We're now in the suburbs. So i went to public schools and challenge in public schools until i got to high school because of my basketball ability but these kids are growing up in private school so the one thing that i can do is still the morals and what we do in his house. Yeah and this is how you need to represent yourself when you leave the house as a young man. I got two boys two teenage boys. I've got a daughter. I seven years old. So you give them the blueprint and then you gotta let them. You know we i. I hope that they have some adversity. You know they need some hardships. They hope they find some along his way. Because you really only know who you are and you only going to be over to come back from situations because the best teacher life is experienced. Yeah and i bet you lean on mom a lot to write. Your wife of white is incredibly important to with all the time you spend it on the road. I mean i. The three of us know as well. The amount of time you spent away from home is is immense and you really have to lean on your your partner To like my.

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"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:28 min | 2 years ago

"lebron" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Don't think there's a lake of the deserves it tonight, but I'm sure some people are going to throw in some Lakers names but tell us who deserves the Master Lock of the night. Whoever we pick off is going to get a lakersnation.com license plate frame. So that means you guys got to stick around till that point of the show, by the way, which we usually do about three-quarters of the way through the show Chris. Let's let's not get too far away from the Lakers here. Let's let's just go right to it LeBron James LeBron James thirty-six years old play 32 minutes 9 4 1613 boards eight. It says one stillbirth 22 points almost another triple-double. It's like the game was closed. The game was closed. The game was closed and then LeBron said okay enough for that. I'm done. See you later Grizzlies. I'm going to go ahead and score score score page and see you later. You're done. That was that was incredible to see how under control LeBron was like cool and calm like, you know what I was planning on doing this all along. No problem. I'm just going to hit you with a bunch of fourth quarter points and win this game. It's amazing. It's amazing the way he can just switch for just as long as he needs to and then kind of back off again and preserve himself for the next game. And I think Laker fans have kind of learned that for the most part cuz I saw a lot of people in our chat in the flick shot and they were talking about you know, and it's exactly what happened in like as soon as LeBron turns up the aggressiveness this game is over. So, you know in Lebron, it just seems to me like LeBron and not even just LeBron but a d are actually again or just kind of even in games like this just kind of pacing themselves and and really kind of turning it on when it matters, you know, in terms of being aggressive and you know, I'm fine with that. You know, I mean, this is still going to be a long season and we need to you know, look at the big picture here and you know, it just means you know, sometimes you're going to kind of toast until you it's absolute winning time and you know, these guys have the ability to turn it on off time to win the game, you know, sometimes that doesn't happen to the fourth quarter, but you know, they got it done tonight. How about that shot yet that shot from the from the claw. The grizzly and half-court. He's like in the claw the power or whatever it is. Right and he just steps up and drains it. You know, it's like a 40-foot shot and just boom I mean amazing amazing stuff. And that's the those are just backbreakers. Like if you're the Grizzlies all along the game. The Lakers are just kind of stringing him along stringing him along the Grizzlies Argo know we might really have a chance. We might really have a.

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