17 Burst results for "Lebron Eighty"
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"That's before you and I think that we've present enough evidence over the years to suggest that Jeff is just saying what what is true. You know Mark Jackson was being aspirational and Jeff. Van Gundy. was just giving you a real take. I mean. It's just. It's just. Disappointing. To a lot of people, but I'm so tired of hearing that we're better than X., Y. and Z. we keep doing stuff over and over and over again I mean every year multiple athletes who missed field goal, Mrs. Schott who missed whatever gets hit with death threats. It happens all the time every year high school college, professional male female. We're not better than that. This is us. Yeah I I agree with you guys I. I love the Way Jeff. Van Gundy tells the truth because that's the I mean. Come on seriously, you send a death threat to a guys fiance because he missed a jump shot, we're lucky to even have basketball with correct. Wanted, she has about that. I think I read George you might know. One hundred and seventy two players go into the bubble and no positive tests. No, it's more than that. At the beginning there was almost four hundred players. Yeah. That's just the plan it was like three, hundred and Change Yeah Yeah. I don't know what I thought in the beginning I was hopeful that it would work. But Adam silver. Really. This may be like a huge part of his legacy in twenty thirty years whenever he's done want be i. Yes. No question about it. I had a conversation with a friend of mine who works in the media and I. We had this conversation of if there was a a an adult table and a kitty table right for superlatives of WHO Deserves accolades during the, the entire bubble right. Lebron is there obviously because they won the championship you know is there to on. The. Adult table but Adam Silver's probably at the head of the table. No matter as great as Lebron Eighty, were you know and all these other players and coaches who outperformed. Expectations and things of that Nature Adam. Silver sits at the head of this table because to your point for two months, we didn't know what was happening in the world let alone sports and he took his time and remember for weeks. All we heard was no not ready yet to make a decision we're still figuring it out. We're talking to the health officials and everybody wanted an answer and wanted an answer want an answer and he kept saying Nope, and there were reports that maybe would be you know. May I note, may I came and went and he wasn't ready and it was like a week or so later that they finally had a plan in place but I know for a fact that the people at the League worked twenty hour days for months to put this thing together. So yes, this is absolutely for a lot look. There's a lot of things Adam silver will get accolades for, but this is absolutely near the top for sure L. Z. Did you have full confidence? This was going to work. I did not but not because of the leadership. But because of what happened to some of the things I talked about, which would be guys not being able to keep ish together. And you know to. Their credit to the leadership's credit. You know even when they broke protocols, they were jettisoned in quarantine so that they wouldn't you know thankfully, there were no positive tests but the lead the active very quickly to make sure that if they were positive that it wouldn't be an outbreak which was the anti NFL thing to do. To rally the troops and make sure that this thing doesn't break break out and hijack entire you post-season play but I think the thing that's really important to talk about is that. The families of these athletes also suffered isolation also had to deal with not seen. Key member of their family for months and months at a time. There are so many people to applaud and I was thinking about your head of the table George and I was like we don't need a big ass table because not only do we have Adam Silver Michelle Roberts than the MVP Chris Paul Chris Paul Yeah you know there's so many leaders and so many variety of ways Bob Eiger. And leadership at Disney. Yeah. But he spn right. Yes and Turner. is so big ASS table. It'd be easier to say who's not at the table. When this is all said, there's Jimmy Taro and Tim Corrigan, who oversees all our game stuff at ESPN and Petar the President I mean they were down there at the beginning of June like serving everything figuring it all out right? Not only for. The for the NBA, but there was the mls part of it too. That was on a few weeks before the NBA even got there. So yeah, there's a lot of people that deserve a ton of credit for pulling this thing off and the fans. Yeah and the fans for not giving up not getting discouraged not saying, well, we can't be there screw it. No. I know there's been a lot of stories out there about how the? Viewership of the NBA has been down that's part of the story. The other part of the stories that viewership for everything is down. Yeah overall. TV consumption is down thirty six percent year over year but no one keeps talking about that it only only referencing sports for whatever reason and you know what's funny is that?.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Lebron like we're saying not an incredible game, but he's still had twenty points in the second half and I thought he was just important being inside playing almost like a big guy against the heat there. You know getting Sabaot -fensive rebounds himself boxing out you saw Lebron boxing out underneath the basket. Yeah. It's pretty impressive to just You know just wearing on the heat they played a little bit more physically. which was not the case in game three that was certainly the heat heading I last night the Lakers were one hundred percent ready and they tufted it out there in the fourth quarter. Lebron had to give that type of energy after he texted his team before the game, this is the most important game of my career. This vitals let's one of them He. Kinda. Like US picking finals picks, he's he's had a little bit their. Most important. Well, I'm saying if you're going to send that text if I'm GonNa text task at nine in the morning here before a show hey man, this is one of the most important podcasts in my life. Then I better bring it. I'm better notice the card is wrong right I gotta be on top of it. I gotTA give one hundred, ten percent like Wesley two scoops berry out there. So he he did backing up but that's why I said that's why did feel the heat might steal it because what you guys are all going over the others and again, I'd like to get into a little bit more because know he was one of your guys to watch in this series. But the Lakers only scored thirty four points in the paint a lot for them at all the only at seven fast-break points. Now, some of those were timely that Casey corner three was hugely Lebron Eighty as we talked about not amazing. Games second-half much much better than the first half Lebron sloppy early on again you had banned coming back I mean they're like I look at a lot of that and go.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Real_Sports: A Snapchat Sports Pod
"And make the Lakers defense scramble a Lakers defense that's been the top all year, and that is clicking on all cylinders right now. I don't think that just Paul Newman alone, which is what the heat is playing is enough to get it done I think that like Lebron's said, he's locked in his he's ever been his entire career and I think that's the difference. You've got a DIS worst defensive match up playoff so far in Bamako bio barbecue chicken no. Matter Wave. It's not and you're setting yourself up for a letdown because avid barbecue chicken. Chicken well, he's thirty, eight, thirty, nine because he's that good. Yeah. We'll probably score thirty points every night and. Only Have MILLSAP gave him problems. Literally have to look at one statistic. He was shooting like thirty, two percent against him when plumlee. Many Uber Getting. Yeah for sure every single time, he catches it in the first show but Bam is the best defender he will face in the playoffs by. toews toes edging out. Really he's a really good defensive player. You wouldn't understand that. After your sixers just got slice and dice by Marcus. SMART. But. XS knows Miami Heat Los Angeles Lakers while I do agree over the course of seven games. King James The goat Anthony Davis will be able to get the job done I don't think it's going to be easy. This is basketball at the end of the day you have. Heat team that can neutralize delivers defense with three point shooting you have. A LAKER team that can't really the three that's one of the things people don't understand. They've been shooting the three ball well, which is actually over exceeding what they should do whether or not. That's the bubble weather not that's bad. The nuggets come on the nuggets defense, the rackets defense, and the blazers defense are probably the three worst defensive teams in the League especially guard Lebron Eighty so. You. Now I understand that shooting space for Danny Green who if you remember was miserable the shooting space for Casey.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Because he may get in foul trouble and just he's going to be exhausted that he has to do with both ends of the floor because he so important to what they do on the offensive end. Kelly Olympic you know someone like that is going to have to sort of somehow up a few minutes he for the heat but that is going to be danger time because they've got via the got go to Anthony Davis all those three guys I just love the ball inside to who can they can catch and finish it in dunk. So that is a real. Question. Makia for the heat how they defend that and and that's a it's. It's GonNa because you know we know that. Bam is so good but for the hate in this series Kelly nil when he came out, you know he's he's a big for them. He's not a he's certainly not a traditional big, but he was awful and so he's probably they must experience go I said that that's was and he has been, but he also can catch fire and. Can give offensively if a big on the Lakers is matched up against him and he can pull him out and hit some threes he's going to have airspace. Yeah I mean Yeah. You say he can. He can but we haven't seen anything near that right now and Yeah. He he needs to do it at least in one or two games. But yeah, we'll see we'll see how the the heat try to compensate win Bam is. Off the floor because that's a huge huge holdem. Yeah. Keeping them off the glass when the heater in the zone is going to be not it's going to be easier said than done because I remember from high school days coach now is say when the team was playing the zone against, you can rebound because and you can in theory because it's not man to man, it's not as easy to get a box on a guy there's just. It's just like you're taking up a space, but you got to really work as a gang rebound and find somebody in blocks them out and stuff like that. Big On the Lakers. Didn't you have seven foot four Rick Smits on your? Gerald Smith now here's the thing smits by far the biggest team. Differently the slowest and. Nose for the ball. Let's. Just be still forced to play basketball. He didn't want. He was a giant so they're gonNA play back. So that's okay. I'll get to my sort of key here to this series. We're talking about like. Great passing and you can find that little law. Against the zone but another big part to beating zone Miami's great zone is you gotta hit the three because you're GonNa get looks now you need to penetrate and then kick out of possible and not just swinging around the Celtics, do at times but I mentioned this on a previous podcast. The Lakers are undefeated in the playoffs when the shoot higher than thirty percent from three having lost a game when they hit that mark. So we're talking to any green KCPT, Kuzma. I can't believe I'm saying even Rondo Lee who's you know doesn't take a ton but has been knocking them down with pretty good consistency. So they're gonNA be there specially the corners. That's a look that you're GONNA get against zone defense and. They're gonNA have to hit some. They. Simply, as that I don't care if you got Lebron Eighty, some of these guys got to contribute and you gotta have one or two of them like the heat where we talk about like, Hey, hero GonNa have the game from distance or is it drudge or dumping Robinson same thing with the Lakers they're just not as big a names but those guys and they've proven it before especially in Danny Green and finals got knocked down. So that's what I'm watching keep as simple as that and we saw by the way if you go back to the regular season member two, thousand, nine, hundred guys, these teams did play. The Lakers scored thirty nine points on thirty five possessions against Miami Zone in the regular season. So again, Lakers can offer a different look a different pieces even at the time there's no at all or no crowder and stuff like that. But just so you know they've seen it and man I think the best guy you want on your team to beat his own is Lebron. James Smart Player all time Rondo might. BE, second for crying out loud. So that's good. That's a good thing for the and Anthony Davis might be third as well. He's a good passer from said pretty good passer and a decent 15-footer and that's if he's the nail. If he's the guy in the dunker spot, you mentioned it earlier it's going to be an alleyoop fest it could be it could tyler hero. What's Tyler Hero when you throw? Allieu Phantom. is in probably one of their corners and he's good luck getting back to get a body on that. I agree with that what you have Lee here for a key? Similar to actually going with the hate. But I'm going specifically with their three-point accuracy because in wins in the bubble, the shooting thirty, eight percent from downtown and in losses at stand to twenty percent, and also in Los just firing away a lot more. They're actually heating about a similar amount fourteen in wins and twelve losses but its accuracy, which is really really important he for Miami and that's just where they can at least stretch the like as up they've got guys who can shoot it in here Robinson drug which I mean crowder if he can find his spot again and you saw. A dollar game six against the Celtics. So the semi who are capable of Nottinham. Dan I think this is just so important for Miami that they have to be out to get those guys going early and just hitting them a lot because this is the way that the heat play. Bam. We know he's great but he's going to be facing just a brick wall every time. He goes into pint here. He's not going to have it like you did against the Celtics warriors going up against Tyson Cancer Williams or whoever it was. Now he's going to have Dwight order vile or Anthony Davis almost every single time he touches the ball so you know he's a good passer he's GonNa look for his as they have to knock them down and that's when the..
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Bending The Bracket
"Shape athletes they can handle it. And they get paid more than anybody else. So those guys should be ready to get. They almost make what you do. Mr Smith. They almost wished that was a case. Absolutely we'll game one of the NBA finals tonight and looking forward to that one Lebron on a quest for his fourth ring, his tent finals appearance. I know we we differ greatly on our opinion of Lamar on. I think he's the greatest to ever do it I know that you do not You don't particularly love him but I think you do respect his talent and what he's accomplished. Reflect. Talent Kate nothing away from him. He is fun to watch. He's entertaining He's not he's not and never will be Michael Jordan it that's not in close to me. That's not even a close debate. I grew up a Michael. Jordan Fan and I would say that when Lebron came back from down three one. To the Golden State Warriors that's the point in which I said, this guy is the greatest When you look at his longevity, how long he played the game some of the teams that he's taken to the finals it gets knocked for three and six finals record and and you can say six ring, six rings Michael Jordan had six rings. But when you look at what Jordan had, he had the stability of the greatest coach of all time arguably the greatest number two of all time and Scottie Pippin a front office that always got him players. You know Jerry Krause was for all intents and purposes jerk in Jackass but he always had players in that building. You can argue that Jordan had a better will to win and intensity and I think that's the biggest argument for the Jordan debate I know in you and I have had this debate. That's your. That's your go-to essentially as that Jordan was just more dog. A George. There he was much more a dog and and here's the other thing is Jordan had Scottie Pippen, and that's all we had. He made he made to though he made Steve Kerr Ma Luc. Longley Bill. Wennington the. List goes on the ED Rodman for awhile but even before Robin and they are winning that's Kinda team head and so Lebron he goes to Cleveland he goes to Miami goes to La and everywhere he goes it's always the same freaking story every time as well. He's got players around him. Murray doesn't have enough. We gotta go get more I. Don't know if you're that good it. You'd make the players around you. You do it what you got and go win games and I just I don't see it. My counter to that is if you look at the season that he left the first season, the full season he missed. When he went to play baseball and ninety four that team still won over fifty games made the playoffs and you know they took a step back obviously but they didn't take the kind of step back that Lebron's teams do after he leaves I mean you're talking about both times he left Cleveland they go from you know finals appearances in championship to winning less than twenty games a year. So I don't buy that whole argument I think that Lebron elevates talent around him probably at least as much or more than Jordan does I think when the final book is written if we're comparing stats were comparing win scoring. Defensive Titles Championship appearances I, think that you can make a good argument for Lebron and look I'm not. I'm not GonNa sit here and say that the that the majority of people are ever going to admit that Lebron James is the greatest to ever play There's an affinity for Jordan that is just never going to to be surpassed. It's a combination of his branding of his shoes You know many people think Jordan's the goat they never were alive to watch him play and so I I, don't. Live under a, you know a false hope that everyone's GonNa one day say, Oh my God and they're gonNa put Lebron. James in this category because it's a different era of basketball but the thing about Lebron James is he plays all five positions to it.. He's in his seventeenth season, and now he's transitioned into a point guard and one of the best point guards we've ever seen he could play all five positions He can elevated team he he's just to me he's the best all around player I've ever seen. Too many Georgia could do the same thing though I saw Jordan new multiple different position. She took over his point guard numerous times in his career. So Yeah Libron look hats off the Brian Today's NBA to play as many minutes. He is it his age in the seventeenth year is really something. So I really don't want to take it away it but a, we're having a goat debate a just when I'm looking at the Jordan and a look at the. Some of the one season Jordan took offer a baseball that team was still intact from what Jordan did I mean, that was the same team essentially and Scottie Pippen was a nice win eight at your. Oh for sure but I mean. I don't I. Don't think that Michael. Jordan could've taken matthew, delbra dove, and some of these Cleveland Teams to the finals. The way that Lebron has look we could just agree to disagree on that but. I think that if you had given Lebron a coach even half as good as Phil Jackson, the same coach for the the meat of his career sure. He had different coaches early on but you know once he got the structure is when he started winning, he couldn't get past the bad boy pistons until he got a coach in Phil Jackson. Well. That's true. But now the four batch did team with Doug. Collins was still very good team and I don't know. We didn't have enough time to really see how that team were developed because they can't let they went under Phil Jackson Pretty Quick. That was a surprising move when it happened and Doug Collins and not done anything to deserve to lose his job. That was still a really good team. Yeah. They were good team but they didn't get over the hump. They didn't get to the finals. They didn't win the championship and I think when you look at what Phil Jackson has done in Chicago as well as Los Angeles is a it's not even arguable that he's the greatest coach in the not at all they I would never ever. Yeah, I would never argue, but I would just look at the other side with in Chicago and say, Collins I don't know what this team would have done with kamikaze never got a real chance to develop this team as it was because they moved gone for him kind of quick to fill jaques. Right and and look I didn't mean to habits in minute debate on the goat I wanted to get it. I wanted to get into the game. Finals tonight, where the Lakers are heavily favored they're heavily favored Most people are saying four or five games. Max did hear one person say Miami and seven. I think it's I think it's going to be Lakers and five maybe six I really liked this heat team and the thing I like about the most is They don't have one or two superstars there really are a team and I don't think that's going to be enough to get it done against Lebron Eighty. While augury. I think Miami, you've got Jimmy Butler, and that might be about it. Offense is far as playmakers. I think when you look Anthony Davis Lebron James that list goes on teams very good or loaded and the way they're playing right now on the way they played last here especially in the last few weeks of its there really haven't been close for. The most part. So I think you're right your like Lakers and five seemed right to me although Miami's they have surprise some people err exposures a really good coach I've been a leslie spas by him and I'm wondering you know the Dynamic Lebron play in Miami where he came from an ESA to him. Nice. got a main a little more. So They should see it missile they do. It adds a level ADS dynamic for sure and the one thing I'll say about the Miami Heat is eight. You know they have some dogs on that team and they fight and they really have the Camaraderie.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"He's not. You're not letting them do anything he's doing it. How I feel about the nuggets perk don't let them I. I've been guilty of saying that it's not a matter of let them. The Lakers tidal wave was coming in that fourth quarter the nuggets took it shook it off and came back with a ten one run your thoughts on the Lakers nuggets series right now. Makes word we're not about the overreacted just because it's cloudy outside on meet this rain is so we're not about the overreact lake of the Lakers helping the nuggets wing game thirty the Lakers had eighteen unforced turnovers meeting and they was careless with the ball Lebron James Stuck in stuck in a sucking up in the first first half Anthony Davis he stuck it up in the first half. Rondo. Did the whole Laker? Team was just horrible. They were on the ball everywhere missing defensive assignment. They help the nuggets out and by the way did you see Frank? Vogel? Couldn't sub Lebron and ad out they were gassed. So they had to wait so much energy just getting back into the game that when they did get close they didn't have the legs up on the finish side. So then the nuggets pulled away so I mean Everybody could talk about Oh ad he hit the game winning shot. If not, it will be the nuggets be to one. We can't say that because if the series was tied one one before last night, the Lakers walk into that arena with a different mindset than what they had last night. You could tell by they play they was relax. They came at him in the in the fourth quarter Rondo up seven notches. The look on his face man he was on fire defensively lebrons everybody. They put the clamps on and these young boys just took the shot shook it off and came right back on them. But Mr Kellerman what I'm telling you is is that they come from the junk they what was the if the Lakers was if the series was tied one one, we would have seen that intensity from the Lakers that you've seen in the fourth quarter that would've been at the start of the game that wasn't the same intensity. The folklore I'll say this I'll say this move onto the Celtics and he. You're right. Just because it's cloudy doesn't mean it's raining but perk they faced six elimination games in these playoffs there six and know if it was cloudy six days in a row and you come in every day, you're soaking wet on day seven. If it's cloudy, I'm looking at you like brother you better grab an umbrella. It doesn't mean it's going to rain. You might be without an umbrella but rather that. Rela. I'm listening I'm a Lakers fan perk I was like oh here it comes Lebron. James is basketball genius by the way so is Rondo they have to like Super High Q. Dude. You look at the defense the guys who can play defense on that team Lebron when he needs to is an all time. Great. That way Rondo Danny Green can play defense ad white can play defense they put the clamps on these dudes and for a it rattled dump these young guys are just so quickly Yokich Murray all these guys. And they have a veteran millsap on that team. Sure. But also grant after I. Guess it was on Plumlee. But he plumlee to me like get it together. When he took that shot, they just weathered the storm and you went on a ten one run. But make the miracle question we as the subject. Grant and Oh, the point go comes in Oh. No Oh. Yeah I can't right. They combined for about forty plus points I. think it was forty. Points Had Twenty six so you're telling me. That you you think you think that grant is capable of having twenty five plus every single night for the rest of the series. No, it's not Tema Harris. No, it's not. It's not that I. Think He's capable of twenty plus. Every game, but he doesn't need to be because if quarter gets hot, he could go for thirty an I blink you know. The deepest reported. That means great as not on the floor that means port is Swiss cheese. He can get hot and go for twenty, but he's GonNa give up sixty on the details vehicles that poor defensive he's a bad defensive player. There's no two ways about it. But what I'm pointing out is when you have like Lebron and another star on the team, the problem for the other team is usually. Someone else like Jr Smith starts hitting shots something like that. Right in the past you'd be like damn with Jr's hitting shots you ain't. GonNa do nothing with Lebron Kyrie and Kevin. Love. Like what are you going to do? Lebron Eighty. The same thing now like well, if Danny Green's hitting shots or whoever case ep put that's what the nuggets have in Murray and Yokich the those two are so much that when you get contributions from anyone else you're like, well, damn these are going to be hard to beat like that. That's that's because they're really really good perk. Let's put it this way I'm a Lakers fan. If they won last night I'd be resting easy right now they're winning two one they could easily be losing the series two to one. I just saw what they did to the clippers and jazz I'm nervous I'm nervous perk. Man I'm sleeping will I'm sleeping well, I'm not nervous at all because Lebron has. Lebron's you're overweight. Let's face it. That's why you sleep. Roy. Lebron James has never let me down board getting to the final..
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Skipper do notice my guy used seventeen probably he's sliding feet movie vied aside up at the back. Gaga brought me look. Willow package together package a little bit. Let's take a look at the little packet we got together I. Thought you were almost finished. Now the show's going to be, oh, you I keep telling you make apple using type party? Authority there. And you out of there and you saw what he did on Friday night. Roselle can't even catch a break. But I thought Lebron Eighty was unbelievable. They got great contribution from Keith Mars and CAL and Rondo. All. Play our Rondos give. We one what about to be two one? You will face Oh my turn your. So at the end of Friday show who went. Out onto the end of the limb and predicted, Houston would win game one who did that on the? Gary. Gary. Ridley. I did it dairy I did it. I said it's going to be a huge upset and it was. Then, what did I tweet ahead of last night's game the Lakers will win tonight because they had better win tonight that was a game they almost had to win. So I say. We'll see about that. So, you said Lebron was unbelievable. Yes eighty was unbelievable. Yes. Friday night Lebron James in the fourth quarter of a winnable game went zero for three skin I'm just putting this into context. Okay. He owed his team and he looked like it at the start of last night's fourth quarter because he had that. That scared look on his face he was doing this. I. Bitter attack the basket like I know I have to. If they felt me, I gotta go to the free throw line and I gotta try to make a free throw. And I know he has some trouble with late game free throws in the later. It gets in the fourth quarter. He has a whole lot of trouble whereby land night game well once they're front running on the. Was it was it tied was close know when he made his two thousand four, they were down to start the fourth remember I said that okay and I'm going to give you one plus mark here Okay Lebron to start to force it I have to attack and it wasn't like a huge onslaught of attacking the first play out of the fourth quarter. He just said I'm going to put my head down and drive there i. tell you again and again and again and again, and again he's Still, the greatest driver of the basketball ever he can freight train to the basket like nobody can any freight trained and Jeff Green who had a kind of disappearing act night last night usually he's a key factor for them. He just SORTA Wash Lebron letting go right by and go up and dunk it at least Jeff Green could have gotten his way at least Faldo make him shoot the where you're trying to make it pumps give out I don't think he thought Lebron was going dunk it. Whatever he did, he did not get in his way at all. Maybe he still loves Lebron. Come. Oh, well, I, don't know. So now let's put last night in the grandest context. The Lakers were down a one and they have an onslaught of an explosion of their own in the first quarter going into the second quarter and who knew that not Marcus Morris but marquee is twin brother would hit four three-point shots last night who knew that he three in about a minute and eleven seconds, and that was the difference that sparked and just detonated a run that put the Lakers up forty two to twenty one. That's twenty one point lead with ten thirty, nine left in the second quarter and I thought this is way over dinner. These are the Lakers Shannon. Sharpe says prohibitive favorites to win this year's championship and these are the tiny little rockets, little miniature rockets and I'm thinking eighty is going to get whatever he wants. They got hot hands I'm thinking this is going to be the blowout of blowouts. and. What happened from that moment on until? The three twenty, five mark of the third quarter. That's only about a quarter and a half a basketball. What happened over that stretch? Would you believe the rockets? One that stretch of the game sixty, four to thirty, eight thing about Lebron unbelievable eighty unbelievable they got wiped off the court for a quarter and a half to the tune of sixty, four, thirty, eight I want everybody out there let that sink in the Lakers gave up a sixty four to thirty eight run to the little tiny rockets. That's a bad side that was actually a moral victory for the underdog. What do we know about? Who We know about the rockets what are you said about the rockets they take and they're gonNA end it they shoot thirty, five, forty, percent you in trouble. Before last night teams that had made at least twenty, two threes and playoff game were eighteen in two to ninety percent. So you rarely lose. So they made all those threes I maybe.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"Remember go back to the Portland series, there was a game where I think the the Lakers be. PORTLAND. By nearly twenty or maybe even twenty plus and I said that don't worry about this. Right if you're a lakers fan don't overreact either because this isn't what the Lakers usually do forever for the Lakers, completely want to championship right everything has to go right for them. Their role players have to play to another level. You already know Lebron ad are going to bring it. At least from a status perspective, they're going to have great. Nice. No matter who they play, but it's the other guys. Can you fight through a bad match ups on that and a good defensive team Houston? Can you do that? Can you step up in the next level in around two and they could not do that. So again, it depends on what Laker role players were getting that night and I think that really determines if the Lakers will win or lose because again I think in round one, they could have. Used, just Lebron Eighty to win games against a team like the Houston Rockets that have Halava high-scoring players on that team James Harden Russell. Westbrook. Even PJ Tucker at some certain points Erik Gordon as well todd from three. Then all of a sudden it's just they cancel each other out from a status perspective. So it's it comes to a point of whose role team. Is Better right around James Harden Russell Westbrook do do you like they're supporting cast and they're coaching staff or do you like Lebron, James and Anthony Davis and they're supporting casts right. I would always take. Lebron AB over rusted harden. But when it comes from, you know surrounding cast, there's no Aaron Gordon on this team for the Los Angeles. Lakers PJ Tucker on this. Team and again it has to go everything has to go right and they have to hit their shots. Otherwise. The Lakers don't win. Let me read you some of the stats was supporting players tonight for the Los Angeles Lakers Availa McGee just four points can't contagious Carl Pope only five points one of five from three Daming Green had ten points but shot two of. Seven from three Kacoos not only with eight points he played horrible regime Rondo in his return what that would give them a little bit of a boost did not play great. He was only had eight points to five from three and then Mark Morris had zero points tonight and only missed both of his three attempts and same dion waiters did the same exact thing. This is an issue with the Lakers here because I told you. That the number, one thing that the Los Angeles Lakers have had a consistent problem with season and playoffs really is their point of attack defense. They do not have a guy from the guard position who can guard hi Elise offensive point guards and shooting guards, and again, who are the only two people besides a little bit of Yukos nerve pitch that really gave the Los Angeles Lakers trouble Daniela cj mccollum take that up a step arguably with James. Harden Russell Westbrook who can guard them on this team. I thought. Maybe. John Rondo could step in and be able to guard a guy like Russell. Westbrook maybe your guard a guy like James Harden for considerable minutes, he did not turn out well, credit to the rockets make as the rockets played better in game one against the Lakers and they did game seven against the Oklahoma City Thunder Aaron Gordon at twenty three points he shot three. Of Eight from three, Robert Cummington. With six played phenomenal defense PJ Tucker was six points nine rebounds. One assist PG Tucker played incredible defense on Anthony Davis he locked him down I. Know a diesel had a high scoring game twenty, five points that wasn't all on Pj Tucker PJ Tucker played him really well, and if you look at the advance stats, he held them to. Lower shooting percentages and everything like that. James Harden thirty, six, two and five Russell. Westbrook. Twenty, four, nine and six. So they played out of their Mind Right Austin rivers also ten points off the bench. My only issue is right is like I said for the Lakers and that blowout victory right the Lakers aren't going to do this every night right? They're not going to. The Lakers weren't gonNA, shoot their way out every night against the Portland Trailblazers play like that's Portland at that time didn't have anything to worry about from that standpoint they obviously the series and I would like to save the Los Angeles Lakers. They have nothing to worry about because James Harden Soccer score thirty, six, every night and Russell Westbrook's not going to score twenty, five every night. But the problem is for the Los Angeles Lakers that is exactly what's going to happen. I was single night James Harden. We'll probably thirty plus in this series, every single night, Russell Westbrook will probably dropped twenty plus in this series and get a triple double or triple double itself. Every night Aaron Gordon's Gin at least fifteen. Every Austin rivers is probably getting around ten off the bench and every night. Robert Robert. COVINGTON. We'll have Gamer who get more than six points. So you forget about that as well and I think PJ Tucker we'll get more than whatever it was six points. You'll have better games to from an offensive standpoint. So again, the rockets played mess not necessarily at their best. But they played at a high level and the role players for the Los. Angeles. Lakers just couldn't compete now who are have winning the series you already know this I one, hundred percent believe the Los Angeles Lakers will win this series but I have to say I was surprised that they did not win game one usually when something like this happens when a team has a lot of rest and I think. A coaching advantage I don't know. It depends on who you ask if you think Mark Dantonio is a coach, Frank. Vogel. If Mark Dantonio had just lost that game seven, he would have been fired the very next day. There's rumors that might Dantonio. As. Houston Rockets head coach I, don't know maybe now they made it to round two might the Lakers a run for their money?.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Welcome back, so we just look into the hypotheticals of Yawn S, and what's going to happen at supermax if they don't win finals or at least get to the finals, will he be traded in the warriors this and that, but just hypothetical, so we're now getting into real basketball. 'cause season is two weeks away, and we are talking about who are the real contenders in the NBA to win the finals in this once in a Lifetime Orlando bubble that we are about to embark on, and let's start with Austin rivers comments from earlier this week. Saying there are only. Only three or four teams that can win the title and the rockets are one of them, so yes, you do need to have confidence in your team. The rockets are somewhat of a title contender. They do have two of the best fifteen players in the NBA in James Harden and Russell Westbrook who have honestly played together a lot better than most people expected to even better than Chris Paul and James Harden laid together in the first experiment over the last couple of seasons by and hard and have been even better. Thanks to Westbrook, finally fixing his Goddamn shot selection. How hard is it I mean these guys have egos. How hard is it just not to shoot threes? You're knock it at threes. Don't shoot him unless you're wide. Open your career thirty two percent three point shooter. You're not a good three point shooter. The shots! They are actually good at simple. But sometimes the adrenaline starts rushing, and you just want to Jakobsen threes. Don't so yes. The Rock is definitely a title contender, but there are way more than just three or four, and we're going to look at seven I. Guess Seven Title Contenders Three in the West and surprisingly foreign the east quickly. Those are the Lakers Clippers rockets. Fox Raptors Celtics and lastly the heat, so let's look at what each of these teams has gone for them. So starting with the Lakers best record in the western conference. Sorry earlier in the show I said they had the best record of the NBA e, that is incorrect, the bucks of the Best Record Lakers the best record in western conference, so they're currently the one seed as everyone knows got to the best do the best five players in the League on their team James Anthony Davis Lebron's playing an MVP devil all year long. He's been credible. Can't say it enough. It is unbelievable. We are watching once in a generation type of talent though they're good. They're Lebron Eighty Solid Dwight Howard. It's been great this year as well, but what will worried about is can other players make shots JR Smith, dion waiters cow Kuzina. These guys are going to get open looks things. All the attention that's going to be put on DVD, and of course the when double team he knows, who the fine, but are these players going to make shots? That's the biggest question mark they're moving on to the LA CLIPPERS team within their own building and probably the biggest threat. Lebron's chance to win a fourth title similar to the Lakers, they have to the best players in the NBA and not just the best players to the best two way players, which honestly just means the. Allies, we say to eight. If you're the best two way player, you're probably one of the best players in the NBA. Yes, these two guys play both offense and Defense Quiet Leonard Paul, George. They haven't been able to play as much together as we would have liked to seen, but when they are on the court, a are very good, rarely losing so, and unlike unlike the Lakers though they have on the most balanced teams mantras Harrow Lou William form a great pick and roll duo. PG Thirteen Zoo. Bach great young. Center Landry Shamet. Re Point Sniper Marcus. Morris senior, so they have a ton of options on the bench Reggie Jackson's another guard that can that might be playing a pivotal role could be an x factor going to the playoffs so very balanced team unlike the Lakers. So that's why I'm giving them. I would say they are ahead of the Lakers, and then they also want to I two matchups losing the third. Though they've played very well especially when it's counted and I forgot to mention Pat Beverley. One one of the feistiest players in the NBA. The big question is will pg Paul. George finally performed the post-season. Outside of making the Eastern Conference finals when he was in Indiana, he hasn't shown as much playoff success as we would have anticipated from a guy who's been called a top ten, and at times, a top five player in the NBA finishing third in voting last year, but can you perform on the biggest stage that is yet to be seen, but they do have the reigning finals, MVP and quiet Leonard. Who along with Lebron, James, trying to become the first. First players I player in NBA history to win a title win finals MVP with three separate teams out the rockets, so we've gone into it. They have the NBA leading scorer in Harden West for a great job of adjusting his game especially over the last couple of months the season. Honestly they don't have much outside of that Robert. COVINGTON is a huge plus at the five Eric. Gordon hasn't played up to his normal level. This season and Daniel houses is. One of their first guys off the bench, so they're very. They're very top heavy similar to the Lakers but I would say they have even less Steph the Lakers, which is saying a lot. And what we need to see from them can this small lineup succeed in the playoffs, and can these two players hardened and West conquer their playoff demons as spoke about earlier in the podcast harden as been horrific in the playoffs Dow the bucks we spoke about them in the last segment. They have the best record and the best player in the NBA a stout defenses year, but. Janas have enough help around him. CAN BLEDSOE show up? Can Chris Middleton show up? We'll Brook Lopez. Still be play at the same. He's been playing at all season in the playoffs. That's their biggest weakness. Cam The other players around the honest step up and perform at the level. They have been playing at all season in the regular season, and can they do that in the playoffs now the next? Next team, I find very interesting. The Toronto Raptors defending champions core players have only improved this year Fred. Vanfleet has taken his game to another level. One of the leaders in assists hacks Golf Siaka take his game to another level. OJ On ANOBI has improved from last year's well. Arkansas has taken a I'd say a hit out I. Mean he's thirty five, thirty, thirty, four thirty five years old old. Guy Like. That is a lot to carry around OJ out. Nobody though has taken over defensive assignments and Kyle. lowry has been steady as he has throughout his tenure in Toronto. But who's going to take over for quiet and crunch time we'll be Siaka able to go another level. is he able to make the big shots when they count down the line? As Hawaii was able to do last year? That is going to determine whether the team gets burnt out in the second round or somehow makes it back to the finals. Now we look at one of the most historic franchises and NBA history. The Boston Celtics who after Kyrie leaving and Leaving Free Agency. He has played or or new balance going threats with Walker Kemba Walker Jesus Tatum Jalen. Brown and Gordon Hayward played have all played at a near all start level. They might have one of the deepest teams in the Eastern Conference and they have..
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Premium Hoops
"Welcome to another edition of the premiums. Podcast I'm your host mark. Schindler coming at you with my boy. Nate they hired unit in great mark. How you doing good dude good. It's spent a long week kind of ready to talk some shit about basketball missing basketball so much like the other day was like I think day forty five without basketball and I'm feeling it yeah with the NFL draft going on. I kind of forgot about basketball for like a weekend but I'm back in it now and reminiscent videos again. Yeah Yeah I I've been like just doing some kind of Raynham dives teams and I watched some old Ray Allen. Ai Games from when IRA was still at the boxing had the dope. Jersey's just not the same and I can't. It doesn't keep you interested long enough like I know the scores however that works out like I WANNA. I know it's so different watching like even like when I pull up players highlights or like watch clips. I just know the shots. Go in though. It's just not the same. Yeah exactly. It's like loyalty. No that racecourse. Forty one points in this game so he's GonNa brick like three or four shots down the stretch now. I mean it's just it's not the same and I made the mistake of watching a game two of the Eastern Conference finals from twenty thirteen last night. the Pacers win that game lose series in seven Roy? Hibbert was confident in that game was a total beast. And what is a Kobi's after twenty fourteen while during twenty fourteen actually but anyways we're talking about today we are last pod was talking about some of the greatest duos in NBA history. Where they kind of placen in history and what made them great. And now we're GONNA talk about the current best duos in the NBA and kind of tear them up a little bit. So I have. I have five years. I believe you have fighters as well. Yeah I do before we get into it. I WanNa talk about the criteria to be considered a duo First off the number two player can't be like it can't just like say this was like the twenty whatever cap. The can't be Lebron than you know. Dana Booby Gibson. Like that's one of our. The second player has the least all-star caliber. You doesn't have to be an all star or all star team but he's going to be like a sub all star level. I am criteria on the way. I ranked them you. You gotTA think about how they fit together is easy to have two stars that don't fit together in rank near the top because they're both really good but if they don't fit together they would slip in my rankings About you I assume you something know. I did totally similar. I think context is key. I always say that definitely important. When you're putting star players so my top tier I got. I got three pairs of duos. Here the pretty obvious if you ask me. They all include probably the three best players in the NBA. Salacious bucks and clippers. Duos Lebron Eighty PG in Yaas in Middleton but you've talked three so actually. I broke them into two tiers. I have ooh Hoo guess so. It's actually really funny. I have my top tier is just Lebron. Anything Davis on their own and then my second year which is contending. Duos Paul George and Yoenis Middleton so I think just for me. I think you you stack it up. Lebron ad or two of the top five players in the league. I just think that as duo like because like the way that we're looking at this it's like you're not taking with the team they have so we're let's say we're taking this duo and putting them on. Samson's anybody else. No No. You're good and so for me. I just think Lebron ad as to individual players. I mean the complement. Each other extremely well and their talent. doesn't Overlap in too many ways and I just think that they're the two best players who when he put their talent together You get the most out of it. You can basically fit any any three other guys not starting five. Then they're going to be best. Start in five league or whatever Acharya Pg Yukon to need a little more a little more like the right to pair with him. Yeah I think like for me so I I didn't. I would've put pgn quiet there. If I wasn't concerned about health stuff which I know you know we're not necessarily taking that into account but for me. I think that's important because they haven't even played that much together this year. I mean they missed like they didn't play half the season together so I think that incorporates. A little bit for me And then also with Janas Middleton I just think Middleton is I mean. He's obviously incredible not to bring him down a peg but just being realistic. He's not on the same level as those other guys and to people who say that. He's on the same Paul George. I'll tell you you're wrong. So yeah that's that's why have the way he played. This season is ninety to ninety five percent of what PG I can't say no no no. I never said that I'd never said seventy five percent of what. Pg was lash. Amy He's GonNa make an NBA team this year. No longer team. Yeah Yeah I agree. I agree but see. My point is not fit for with the honest to exactly exactly and once again. This is not me trying to tear down Milton. I'm just saying Paul George was finished. Third and MVP voting lashing rightfully. So He's a guy who can carry a team to a first or second round playoff exit so I I think Middleton is the one guy on a team I mean we've obviously never seen that before but I'm just speaking honestly. I think I'm nitpicking here But all right so those year topped So those are your top two tiers as well. Did you have any other those from my top suits? Here's I did not have to okay so my Mightier to is five to us I'll speak on a speaker forum. I will not four. But I'll mention for him in the fifth one I'll wait because I don't think you're going to have more peer so I have Stephan Klay Luca poisoning us. I've Yokich and Murray and hardening westbrook really. Yeah I think this might differentiate but we are definitely. We're differentiating for sure. Because did you not have drank? Stephan Klay Carr's injuries While I just did now because I realized that I did not rake Steph. Plays because of injuries. You didn't thirty ranked team in the league this year. No I did but they. They didn't play together. Also there's no net rating for them. Yeah true also you sorted it by net rating. Yeah sort everything out by now is kind of like a guide But yeah so I mean that I am interested in your fifteen but I saw in tier three. I have tatum Brown and for me. This is darker so by that I mean like a team. That is more than likely like if if you gave them a run in the playoffs and you send it a hundred times. I think fifty out of one hundred times. They find a way to the Eastern Conference finals or just do a conference finals. Probably not a title contender. But they have a chance to make it there. So I have Brown Siachen Lowery Lucan. Kp and Stephan Klay Okay so we have looked KP. We have stuff from Klay. I do have tatum. We'll get to that eventually Who's the other one? You HAD SIAKA. Malaria having them in the next year Yeah the after what they did last year. Obviously that guy but they were looking like they were going to be on the same track this year and I liked them a lot better than some of the groups that were going to mention the next year yet. They're both really good like their great great floors into my mind. Yeah I don't think the ceilings air. If that's your if those one into I don't think you're ever going to be retributive They're both like second creators. Your go to guy. I think the reason I didn't have there been no other ones. They have that Goto guided me. Yeah so I think this would be more of like their floors higher than the other groups but their ceiling would be a lot lower like you said. I think the document. Lowry's kind of like having the Rosen in lower. It's to really quality guys but somebody you don't really have somebody who you can trust your number one guy for an entire playoff series but I think that's this season by the way I'm not saying Siaka can't get there he can get oil yet totally Yes just for me. I would put them there because I think especially looking at this year. I think they both played well enough. The other where you could reasonably see them getting to a conference finals to to a finals. I'd be pretty surprised but eastern conference fires. Yes I yeah. We're we don't need to talk like that. That's not no no the the W- eastern conference's nanny better notice getting But yeah the I just. I think they deserve to be there. So let me Because you didn't have harder wash procured I understand why until until? Westbrook stop shooting threes. They weren't dude fit. We're going to do but I think fit at. This point is fine ninety percent of it because of how good hardiness But ever since the rest stop shooting. I think it's working just fine. The defense was definitely questionable. Pairing both both your guards. You'RE GONNA have to rock a switch everything scheme to even keep them engaged so adages having this year because they have the guy hardened like he can even though he hasn't won a championship in the finals. I mean he was a game away from Columbia finals like three years ago with C. P. And then you've got a guy like Westbrook who's been the phone finals. Even though he wasn't the number one guy He's been to the West finals and whatnot If that's your do I think you floors high and I think your ceilings yet. They were my first group out from the steer for me. Just because I mean yes. You mentioned that they've been playing a little bit better since. Stop shooting threes but at the same time hard and really tailed off. Once arrest started playing. Well he started off. You know he's kind of lawful before rushing started playing well but I mean his numbers. I don't want padded because that makes it sound like his stats were empty. And that's false. I mean he was playing incredibly driving winning basketball but if he didn't have the incredible start that he had his numbers look pretty horrific so I just think we haven't seen them be successful together yet. Like Russ has been really getting his shot and making stuff happen for everyone else but things really just have been clicking for harden over like the last. I'm Austin from carrying the team. I would agree but still I just. I'm not trying to be too pessimistic but at the same time I we just haven't seen happen especially if they were really struggling before the break occurred they. They dropped like quite a few games to some pretty lowly competition so I I don't know I mean. I think that they may be have this feeling to be in the exterior. Yeah Yeah I had them in the tier below this at first and the The other dual the tier not the fifth on the Yokich. Murray might be a little interesting because this one is one of those cases where the first guy is just so much better than the second guy in Jamal. Murray But drama is a good player. he's got some limitations but he's a good player they will plus eight rating together the season which is good if they're your duo..
"lebron eighty" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"I'm Doug brown at the end of the fight both John Jones and Dominic ray is through their arms in the air believing the wind was there the decision was unanimous and wildly argued after the fight Jones the winner for his record fourteenth UFC title fight victory at UFC two forty seven in Houston St quarterback drew Brees still thinking about whether he'll come back to play for a twentieth season in New Orleans ESPN's Dan Graziano they're going to be back to the New Orleans Saints for another year for into retirement he has made it clear he would not play for any other team depending on who you talk to some people will tell you all he's definitely coming back to make another Super Bowl run with this team no he's had enough you might hang up he is the roommate opening weekend for the XFL continues today the Tampa Bay vipers play at the Meadowlands against the New York guardians and at five eastern on ESPN it's the Saint Louis battle hawks in their opening game against the Dallas renegades in Arlington Texas golf at pebble beach today final round Nick Taylor and Phil Mickelson now tied for the lead at seventeen under par Jason day two shots back at fifteen under team USA advances to the fed Cup finals with a three two win over a lot the today the clinching win came from Sofia cannon and Bethany matic fans after Serena Williams took her first loss ever in fed Cup singles play against Anasazi established over lebron eighty of the Lakers had to Denver to take all.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"And of course right here here at the Lakers fast-break podcast. I'll tell you what we're both excited both myself and my guest. Because they're rolling us all. I can say the Lakers are are rolling indeed. This man was right. I should've believed him all along three on the road trip and then ended all off like almost like a Cherry Marciano Cherry on top the ice cream Sunday they topped it. All off with a great win over Minnesota could have played a little bit. Better defense he is the man indeed from Laker Hollick's dot net. You've got to be a part of the conversation today at Laker Hall Dot net. Is Tom Long but you know him as Laker. Tom and Tom OPTUS great to have you back. And I can tell you all smiles when I see you right well. That was one. Great Week of Lakers basketball We've got a little load management in there. Were Lebron Eighty got a little bit of rest kept up a record of not losing two games in a row men the way they did. It was just so impressive. Last night's game was you're absolutely right was the cherry on top of the Sunday because the Anthony Amos twenty twenty nine fifty fifty points four steals one block shot dominated the game completely. Will O'Brien basically had a half made off because being in foul although although Lebron came out and that you have steph curry out there firing three point shots for beep step back shot was just nailing it the six out of eight it from long distance. Thirty one points thirteen assists. There's just a fabulous performance by the Lakers all around and the newest Laker Star By the number three spot Alex crusoe a season. High Sixteen points. Four assists four rebounds fabulous. It was defense all night long You just can't say enough about this team. They are really really. They are really rolling indeed. They did a great job as far as on the offensive offensive and trying to facilitate the offense with one notable exception. And I think you saw too when Lebron into early foul trouble and he had to step the game and a d. had hit his rest. Because my gosh you know you throwing up all the shots and get fifty points you gotta go on the bed sometime and catch a blow but so you saw it and I saw this. Well the Lakers did have a hard time facilitating points in that short time span. So one of the things I wanted to ask you. Was You know I know the coaching staff is looking at that period of time saying to themselves. How can we go ahead and manufacture more more points in the offense to give hopefully and eventually You Know Lebron and more of a break. Because they need those times where they're not having to both have to be staggered. Eggert on and off the floor where there's a there's got to be a point in time where teen has no confidence in the other players to go ahead and manufacture those points because it you know as you and I both saw they weren't in that short period time able to go ahead and keep the lead at a very high level. They lost traction on it. And the Braun I think think had to be put back into the game. If I'm not mistaken or a d. one of them in order to go ahead and create that offense once again so I wanna hear your thoughts what they need to do or you know. Am I overreacting on that. Because I think many things does not many things left to react on the big problem. I mean if you WANNA if you're a glass half full guy and I'm not saying you're The team is playing so well and I think that what we saw we seen in the last two blowouts. What's that they really have? The ability to step on the throat of the opponents wants to get them out and I think what was really important about the trailblazers game. Same everybody comes. Everybody seems to come out or the Timber Wolves Games. Everybody seems to come out and shoot lights out against US right from the start of every game under a Lotta contested shops in there. I think what we're really missing both in those periods when we want to have eighty and Lebron both rest I think we're missing Rondo for the offense and Bradley for the defense We had two players that were really key players to the team missing. They're probably two two of our best players on the team at this point in time and so them being out really caused it to blow that nineteen point lead and get down to We've had to really build it back up again but there was never any fear of losing that game All of those situations that we used is to find over the last six years with Lakers. Get a big lead and lose it when you'd be sitting there knowing what's coming in knowing that the dean was going to blow this lead and blow this game. I didn't have any fears of that in the last couple of games. I mean the team was just playing so well. Anthony Davis has become so efficient offensively. We really picked it up. You Know El Amin Frank. Vogel himself said Hey. The offense has caught up with the defense now. Lakers as a team had the number or offensive rating after last night. The number five defense offensive rating that translated into the number two net rating. They're now they're now the number seven or number six best three point shooting team in the league week after such a horrible start where we were doing terrible and Lo and behold the number one three point shooter on the team is resign Rondo Rondo whose studio fifty two point. Eight percent from the man as his made like six eleven of fourteen. Three point shots so you know we lost we lost a lot of firepower when you have Rondo out and we lost a lot of firepower on defense with Bradley out but I think we've done a terrific job in it just guys picking up the pace a third of the next man up sort of philosophy really went through there and the. There's a lot of questions who's going to get the minutes with Bradley. In and out of the game and Rondo out and it turns out it was Alex. Russo played thirty minutes and and really came through with a terrific performance. So we've got the great depth on this team. I think there's still a lot of room for improvement And that's what's really exciting about the season. When you look at the record we've got twenty one and three how well we've been playing how well we've been playing on the road especially you know where eleven under road after going out and all of Oh spheres? Everybody had about those three tough road games at the start of December have sort of disappeared. Now I'm waiting for the next series of articles because we've got five. We've got got a five game road trip coming on now going to the east and playing the best teams in the East We start off with Orlando. Then go down to Miami on Friday. Follow that up with an hopefully an easy game against the hawks. Then we have two tough games on the seventeenth. We played the Pacers in Indianapolis and then the the game. Everybody's really now waiting for almost more than the clippers game which is on the nineteenth when we play the Milwaukee Bucks who also have just three lockers so those I five games will really tell you whether what kind of team the slegers Steve Is. I think there's a good chance that we're GONNA go through there and win four or five of those games. The bucks game is probably going to be the toughest one of the bucks of blowing people off by forty points. So they're really going to be a challenge. I'm more worried about that. Game than in. Probably the clippers game on Christmas. So it's going to be an interesting situation. The Lakers again lose the game. Turn around and start a win streak. So they've done that three Times this year and I think they have a good shot of going through the next five games and and really getting some separation from other teams in the West. And that's what I really. They wanted to see that. You know we've got a four game lead right now. In a loss ALMANAC esteem as got seven losses. Ironically there's a couple of teams in the east that still still have this three five and six losses. So there's GonNa be some good competition Miami game's going to be a tough game. Pacers game is going to be a tough game. It'll be frank. Moguls returned earned Indianapolis and you know the bucks are just itchy named they. Don't get the credit that they deserve for how well they've been playing and there are going to be eager to show the Lakers. They're the best team in the league. So that's going to be a match up. That's going to be really going to determine exactly who's sitting on top of the League as we head into the new year while I'll I just say this when it concerns the road trip ahead and you when you you said it with the bucks you know being on the tail end of it that will also be at the tail end of the road trip trip. And that's the problem of for the Lakers. Because you're tired five games and ten days Game Day off Game Day off Game Day off so they will be fatigued not when they roll it to Milwaukee so I can see that back so which is a good thing Y- but still feeling it they'll be feeling it when they hit the Milwaukee. I can assure you just wanted to get back to one thing what I was talking about that period of time when both Lebron ad were out and trying to facilitate points. I I'm not I'm not going to say I'm a glass half full kind of guy. Even my bottle is helpful as I say this. But I do want to say that it's something where you're as. Gm Rob Pelinka or as a coaching coaching staff. You Look at those times it saying okay if Lebron's out with load management or Lebron's out with an injury or God God forbid something happens to a d. or you just want to give a day off you know you have to go ahead and understand exactly who is going to be able to play in in those moments when you don't have those other two making it easy for you and yes regime. Rondo has been doing great and obviously fifty two percent. Three point shooting can keep that up. I I don't know fifty percents three point shooting by NBA players has rarely been done in the league. So I would probably not but still. You're right for him facilitating take offense him not being there at least on. That end still was. That was a big issue for the Lakers. But the Lakers staff have to use those points of time and understand. Hey Ah we've gotta look at all types of snarls were twenty one three. We're doing awesome on both ends of the floor for the most part and we have to go ahead and look at those scenarios those. What the F. Scenarios and be able to prepare for them in the right way so if they do ultimately happened which there's a possibility I mean it's an eighty two game season you? Do you have to give those guys AD and Lebron Day off now and that game off now and then and whatnot. That's understandable these days in the world that we live in the NBA season. And all that so you have to look at those types of say. How are you going to be able to create points in an offense when you don't have one of those two in the lineup? So I see it as a teaching shing tool windows moments happened now while everything is writing well so that you can prepare for them when things aren't always what they seem..
"lebron eighty" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I'm just saying so. I'm really curious about what what happens. Lebron Eighty. I do think I do think that Lebron will be the M._v._p.. This season I do think that you will see something out of him that you've never seen before. I think that he is rejuvenated. Juvenile I think he has something to prove and I also think that he is so inspired and having so much fun as bother watching his son in Clay Watching Brawny playing coaching those kids being on the air you circuit again. It's like breathe life into him at Bronner's been working out like a monster so oh he will be the M._v._p.. I'm herb. I know avatar remembered it Steve. I think Stephen is said the same thing clip this off. Yes clip this moment on he. He will be the M._v._p.. Lebron will be unstoppable this year not like good or okay you know he's GonNa hit that grown man little group and when you get into your thirties and all all of a sudden like damn. I'm a little older go slower. Send you like but hold on. I'm a grown man hit. That girl man grew. Here's a great grown man video right now. It's gone viral showing like an older brother. Beaten up on a young dude and the Hashtag is just grown man Strang so essentially that's what you're saying Lebron's going to take that Greybeard and now oh man grow mastering and here's the other thing to remember. He has a kid who out is going to be one of the top players in the country Brian's ridiculous uh-huh and he is going to be one of the top players in the country so you gotta keep going down because he's coming the youngsters come in for you. Can't let me ask you this before..
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Unproductive & Unapologetic
"I mean now when be mad but I understand but I he my man so you know I understand why you're getting married. I wouldn't joke no more with his Ripley. PUT HIS ASS out like I'm pretty good with renew. Renew Maples bad reading room and I'm the one that would like if you was joking on somebody you bought it. I don't really know but I could tell that they wasn't they not really feeling it but they can't. They not really speaking up for themselves at the same time. I probably would be the one to say something at work. Okay the same scenario but is that we're okay and I'm with the new person before you need okay. You know the new president in for like three weeks okay but I bring her around. You'll say we always joke the whole crew always joke but I bring the person around and joking with the person to do you feel like you could do the same thing at work. Though that gives us a win at work I mean like making the point making this person point right now. The different point so so the problem is the person was like I shouldn't treat. I shouldn't act the way we act in front of people dead she. Oh no like that okay so it was like she could with Jimmy like right. You'd be a work with us but Jamir but let's just say some. It doesn't mean we're GONNA time who make it work with Jimmy and make no money Aqaba. Where can I get hired anywhere? Get done by Lebron Eighty Edward Okay look like and all the way the question in is if somebody new comes around and you're cool with them shits somebody else. You're cool with them. So you say basically saying you shouldn't should you. Is it okay to other people right I shouldn't be I shouldn't act the way Act Act which you know right okay. How do you feel about that? Though I like. That's crazy I think I think it works different for male and female to okay. It's a female it privately a female. I could see that easy being issued quit because he'd be saying that other people do. Would I be doing just because they see. 'em doing what that's crazy. Smacking me and my buddy okay don't be AH commercial. Show is brought to you by applebee's eat chicken and rian solid dollar menu drinks. They got the check that out at Applebee's this show yeah so then I put it like separate times all you the ways that keep up keep up speaking of basketball Jesus talked about but speaking of basketball and free agency and stuff and trees. I'm excited about the heart Russell Westbrook. We know why I feel like they got an opportunity to lose. What and that's the that's the compared them to Jordan and pippen but I think they played that type role? Listen to what I'm saying 'cause Joan Primary School hard and Primary School Russell as some of the same skills is Scottie Pippen okay so S._A.. Some black but let me know. Yeah I'm saying that they have the opportunity to play a similar role. How Scotty Jordan plea okay does all I'm saying I feel you can see some holes in real phase? That's fine this coaching inn roster. They ain't doing shit coaching. Definitely is the Achilles heel but my and then roster they small shit. That's GonNa work for them though but roster coach but I honestly feel like running gun say honestly feel like Russell for Dan Tony. He says it's better than harden yeah but one fast and one is slow. I don't see that meshing where I think but I will say if Russell Ripston if he gets that mindset and learn to be a spot up shooter it will work. He changes game. I don't think he should change his game. I thank James Hunter changes gained so what I'm GonNa tell you what I'm GonNa tell you. Why because you gotta respect James Harmful shooting threes mortar you respect threes so when they do that pick and pop thing if you got Russell at the top of the key who you gonNA leave leave on eighteen everybody can shoot?.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"These guys want to do something different. It's time for us to move forward. Now didn't work out the way they wanted to miss the playoff but they go back in the playoffs this year whenever key talks. I just want to randomly ear. What he's talking about? Kia is in Bristol this week. Assert is very very risque but it's not not that's an L._A.. leuke steadily in L._A.. Yes I mean blue. RIDDICK is trying to compete with him a little bit on the set with an extra button unbuttoned but key is at a different level more key. Give me more key vs not over there anymore talking about this guy that Alpha dog opposite him to lift a coverages. He's GonNa now get the number one devi the number one nipple guy when they moved him inside in the slot. Guys are GonNa Follow Him all right Juju. He's going to see some cover to bracket. He's got to know how to beat those the things but as far as being a man child I'm not worried about that at all. The offense coordinator and a quarterback has to make the decision to getting the foot one put him in the right spot man child Juju Smith Schuster says keyshawn Johnson worried about the mantle <hes> so you guys keep talking about also I mean so last year defensive efficiency radames looking at the regular season so most of the top defensive teams last year in the east part of that is because they play all the bad team the copyright so okay see was fourth and defensive efficiency. I think we can take them off the list. Although Utah Second Russell Westbrook kind of Utah will still be up there. There's no question there are better off defensive team than the Lakers this year number nine was memphis which is impressive considering the personnel but they'll drop number ten denver. I think they will stay there or improve especially with getting grant. WHO's a really good defensive player? I really liked Denver's defense. Golden State was number eleven. That won't be this way not their de Ngelo Russell owing. They lost three best defensive players earn the whole correct so so so there defensively not gonna be quite the same Portland Sixteenth Houston Seventeenth Dallas eighteenth clippers nineteenth clippers go way up once George gets back healthy and Kuwa- but like my point is most of them in the West say I'll be there soon enough. Yeah I mean wow that was terrible. Thank you but so I think that the defenses in the West compared to where like how the Lakers will be able to score in crunch time to me is that's why it's not as big of a concern for me I agree the personnel isn't isn't great or isn't perfect but I think they have enough defenders where the whole like Lebron Eighty screen role can get you a bucket. Whenever you want is going to be the the problem only problem with your all? Everything is the problem is you're comparing. Defenses to defense and defense doesn't play defense defense plays it gets off it so can they guard those offenses is the question not can they defend better than the other defiant. Let's continue that on the other side plus we we may disagree on some of this stuff but there's one thing we can agree on. Is that our Buddy Ryan. Holland's is a crazy person. We'll tell you what he just said today about. There's we'll get to that. We're back in three minutes. Saddana show here on E._S._P._N.. L._A. Trudell here mean here by the. Way We've got some stuff to give away. It's going to be in the six o'clock hour all right. We have the Rams Hawaii flyway so here's what you need to do. In the six o'clock hour probably be Kershaw Brandon when you hear Mason say Aloha Ramle Good Luck and say Mahalo later during the show we'll tell you it's in the six o'clock hour. If you're caller seven at that point you can qualify for the Rams Hawaii Wii fly.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on Through the Wire
"Have lebron eighty they're gonna play like every minute of every game throughout the whole season so damn near to wrap this up a last podcast we did we were talking i was talking about the draft process and i think people need x has some questions for some insight and somebody this'll be asking good questions 'em somebody asks what is a trade exception and we find out where the trade exception is so basically what a trade exception is is if i trade a four million dollar player kenny and he sent me back a one million dollar player he can provide me a three million dollar trade exception the now met matches the salaries so now it it gives me the money that i gave i'm getting back but it's just gonna trade that's because he might not have a player that matches that salary so now they're trading session feels devoid of three million dollars that i will be missing and for me to make another move in a future that's just simply wanna trade exception is i think trade exception into k if i'm not they do if i'm not mistaken there a ended up other things on x was what is the luxury tax and basically the luxury tax is basically if you have a salary cap as everybody knows anime they have a soft salary cap which means they're a little bit more land because i think the nfl an has landed apparently but you have you have a salary recap an the luxury taxes when you go past it an lot of teams are inevitably gonna go past the because the indians made it to where you can give your player the most money no matter which way so for example for the hornets in have max money this off season i don't believe but they could have gave kemba supermac because he's their guy and then that will take you over the luxury tax because you don't have you don't have that money the given in your salary cap but you gotta give it some time and then you go then there's tendencies you have to pay the luxury tax a lot of teams out of state under unless they're winning like the warriors the warriors would have been well past luxury taxes you had what for max players dream on clay do it a little bit of a team like you said that possibly win a championship yeah yeah here's where that comes from owner correct yeah yeah when they're paying extra money went on to win the championship and it's well worth it yeah so my nieces past and as you say that stupid they only won seventeen games so dominant academy mccain the cash has the most expensive team in the league last year at least one of the two in a they saw so it's like the owners paying all that money for it and that's why i think the kevin love those five income so if a multiple offender tax to preserve you've done their cause the cavs have done it multiple years they put fifty four million over into the luxury tax when they won the bronze so you got that you see in this they are owners that will not get there they they're liberals owners the owners louis yes that's why that's why we i wish we did it together in the same because give it arenas told a story about when he was a free agent an donald sterling at the time now was known for getting guys drafted him and then after the four year deal with the he wouldn't sign anybody i remember hearing out of business as the business do like i'm not paying about any just like as an doda ambi aj steptoe him you always bring some of these people back 'cause he said it's like seven or eight people right there was here with a bunch of them who's like various miles glenn rich sending lamar odom all of them nbs in a you got again that a but i like it because that's how when you have those if you draft will like the warriors when they got dream on clay stuff when they're on their rookie deals you got those bird rights but you have whenever the rookies do those are cheaper yeah so you can go out and get andre iguodala yeah and then whenever contract's up you don't have to lose any of those guys who could still bring them back and then you just pay the luxury tax and that you have a so if you draft will you get those guys a young core on rookie contracts you'll still have money to go on an analog for.
"lebron eighty" Discussed on WEEI
"Dribbles behind his back. Picks it up shoot, some of the foul scores betting fair in Bonn holiday around the middle strength pick and pop Davis. Open three angle. Reich, baron got it, man. Anthony davis. they put themselves in a position where they could not make this trade at their everything that happened last year the bronze going to be thirty five at the end of this upcoming season your window to win is right now see lebron james with young players trying to develop at the same time does not work at this stage lebron's career you can't be half pregnant if you're the lakers you have to be all in right when you have lebron you gotta be all in and this move for the lakers signifies that they are all in and part of the reason why i could support this deal is because kyle kuzma arguably their most important young player their most important healthy young player was not moved in this deal so when you talk about all the draft picks right the fourth pick next week you knew that was going to be a part of this train and then the two additional first round picks part of the reason why they had to give up that much is because they made it clear to the pelicans we wanna make this deal forgave us but we do not want to You have to give up Kuzina. So by keeping coups blah to me, the Lakers were able to find a way here where they could surround Davis in the Brown with that young piece that they didn't have to move in this deal. And I believe that was huge. And this sets up the Lakers. To try and add another star into the mix a MAC salary player or break it up and bring in two players that fit what LeBron eighty can bring to the Lakers. It sets them up and all this really became a real possibility for the Lakers when the warriors suffered the injuries, they suffered right? Klay going down likely could miss the entire season next year. If not he comes back, let's say in late March, April might not be the same Klay Thompson till the following year, Kevin Durant, regardless, if he resigned, the warriors. He's out all of next year. That changes the whole landscape of the Western Conference, really changes the whole MBA, but specifically the west. And when you have LeBron you gotta go for it, and the Lakers are going for it, and I respect a team that's going all in the try to win. We just saw it with Kawhi Leonard in Toronto. It worked right Kuwait could leave and that move will still go down as one of the best moves in all sports and the history of sports, because it direct. Tely correlated with a championship for a team that had never won before now the Lakers, it's a bit different because they have a history of winning. But that's even more why they had to make this deal. Right. You could say Jake, they gave up so much look at all the draft picks this and that the reality is. I'm not gonna sweat over. What a draft pick is in twenty twenty three or twenty twenty-five. Right. Some kid. That's a ninth grade right now is going to be a part of this Anthony Davis train. I'm sorry. I'm not worrying about that kid, right? I'm trying to win. I have LeBron James. He's got three years left on his deal for the first time in his career he was hurt last year. So your window to win with the brand is now, now, zero particularly the warriors, avant, Rable and here, they go, and I respect the move from the Laker perspective. So a lot of times and trades who on the train both teams to me win this train time will tell right. The Lakers don't wanna title than. Yeah. The pelicans look like they're going to win this trade, because the Lakers didn't end up winning. But at the Lakers championship next year with the Brandon AD, leading the way you think Lakers fans are gonna care that they gave up three first round picks to make this deal, or they gave up Lonzo ball or Brandon Ingram or Josh heart. Nice players, potentially very good all-star, caliber players, at least with Lonzo Ingram and hearts, and nice rotational plan. But at the end of the day, it's about winning a championship, and Lakers, fans are all about winning being. It's all about superstars having a superstars in place. That's the Lakers DNA that's their model. That's what they've always been about. That's why they had to make this deal. And from the pelicans perspective. How do you not love with David Griffin? Did. Right. You got the first pick in the draft with Zion. You knew that already, then you add, the fourth pick she going to get to the top five players in this drafts. That's what you're starting to rebuild with not too shabby. Oh, yeah. Now you have Lonzo ball. Lonzo ball is still twenty two years old, right? Brandon ingram. Young Josh Hart Yang to additional first round picks including. That fourth pink a total of three first rounders. This is a team that maybe not gonna make the playoffs next year. But they're going to be fun to watch, and now they have an opportunity to all grow together. Young core in place around Zion Williamson, let's be honest. You're not gonna have a lot of fun next year. Watching Lonzo throw Ali hoops Zion? It's gonna be fun to watch the pelicans and already the wing yet. But one day they could and if you're David Griffin you were dealt with a situation where you had a player that you knew you were going to have to move. He had one year left on his deal. You didn't have any leverage you had to move them and you still got all of these assets. How do you not love the move as well by the pelicans hats off to David Griffin for getting done. And you know what? Hats off to the Lakers. You're trying to win a title with the Brown. This was a move. You had to make coming up next really excited about this, anyone who's listening to the show knows I'm a huge fan of Mike Breen. He is the voice of the NBA voice of the NBA. A finals? And of course, the play by play voice of the New York next Mike Breen. It's going to be joining us next. We'll talk to him about the finals. The Anthony Davis trade, and of course, what the Knicks are gonna do this offseason might bring the great Mike. 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