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A highlight from Prioritizing American Families: A Disconnect with Career Politicians with Stefan Mychajliw
"American families are struggling to put gas in their car to pay six dollars a gallon. They're struggling to buy milk and eggs and groceries. People are really hurting in Joe Biden's America. The difference was crystal clear on that debate stage. The vague ramasami talked about his positive America First vision of how he's going to improve the American economy, put money in the pockets of people. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now. We are live with Vivek Ramaswamy, deputy communications director and friend of the financial guys, Stefan Mihailu. Stefan, how are you? That's right. I'm a financial guys client and deputy comms director for Vivek Ramaswamy. I say that's a great one -two punch. That is. It's a great thing. So tell us a little bit about the overall feeling from Team Vivek or the Vivek camp, I should say, about the debate this past week. Well, I actually drove over with Vivek Ramaswamy here to the Reagan Library and there was a mission to do two things. One, let Vivek be Vivek, be presidential, be above the fray. We knew the attacks were coming. We knew the career politicians on that stage were going to attack Vivek Ramaswamy. And why? Because if you're, you know, getting kicked in the rear, that means you're out in front. So we're wholeheartedly expecting attacks from career politicians is exactly what happened. And so I'd be very concerned if a lot of the career politicians on the stage did not attack Vivek Ramaswamy. They did, and we are more than pleased with his sharing of the American people, what his America First vision is to build on the success of Donald Trump, to build on what Donald Trump laid down that foundation with Vivek Ramaswamy as a candidate for president now in 2024. So you mentioned being the hunted, and I talked to you at a different interview about this, but in debate number one, Stefan, people were trying to just learn who Vivek was at that point, right? He had a couple of zingers. He had a pretty good performance in debate one, but as debate one ended, he was getting attacked and mauled by everybody on the debate stage that night. And then debate two, they started right after him right from the get go. And I do agree with you. I think that was a very interesting thing to see. Hey, you know, and I'll tell you, Ron DeSantis didn't take that right. That beating that, or that, that try to take a beating like that. Nikki Haley didn't, Tim Scott didn't, they were going after one, well, two people, Donald Trump and Vivek Ramaswamy on that debate stage. I was really shocked at the fact that now Chris Christie has a potential running mate in his campaign of vengeance and anger and grievance against Donald Trump. And it's Ron DeSantis. Ron DeSantis attacked not only Vivek Ramaswamy, but Ron DeSantis attacked Donald Trump and Vivek Ramaswamy appeared presidential. He's staying above the fray and he's letting the American people know he's not running against Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis or any politician on that stage. Vivek Ramaswamy is running for the American people. So while we were in the green room, basically watching the debate unfold, we were very thrilled that all the queer politicians went after Vivek Ramaswamy and look, it's no different than what the queer politicians did in 2016 against Donald Trump. History repeated itself. The fact that they were going after Donald Trump in 2016 and they're doing the same thing with Vivek Ramaswamy. So let's look at a couple of those attacks that he received, Stefan. Number one was the TikTok, the TikTok attack with him doing a video. Was it Jake Paul or one of the Paul brothers? Many of the candidates on the debate stage had an issue with him doing any type of TikTok due to the China influence with TikTok. Your thoughts on that or Vivek's thoughts on that? Well, look, Vivek Ramaswamy did business in China. He saw how basically dirty and crooked the process was. So what did he do? As he said on the debate stage, he got the hell out. Now compare that with Apple and Nike and LeBron James who stayed in China, who's profiting from China. So Vivek Ramaswamy says all the time he is going to declare independence from America's greatest enemy and that is communist China. And who better to take out an enemy than someone who knows the enemy. And so as far as TikTok is concerned as well, look, Republicans, shockingly, are in the business of basically not playing within the rules and parameters of a campaign and letting Democrats run all over us for the past few decades. The Democrats are on TikTok. That's how you reach young voters. And that's exactly what Vivek Ramaswamy is going to do. Play by the rules and reach young voters. So I want to ask that question because Jake Paul actually tweeted about Vivek this week about this exact issue and I agreed with what Jake Paul said. The majority of young people between the ages of let's call it 12 and 30, their primary platform is TikTok, right? I mean, that's where they are. And was this totally calculated by Vivek Ramaswamy to get into that voting base because everybody's on Twitter, everybody's on Instagram, but TikTok and everyone can have their feelings on TikTok, Stefan. I don't personally love it either, but was this a calculated move? Vivek has feelings on TikTok. He is crystal clear about empowering parents to make sure that kids 16 and under are not on any social media platform, because as he says all the time, we don't like kids engage in highly addictive drugs like alcohol or tobacco at a very young age. And so Vivek Ramaswamy, his president, says he'll do the same with social media, empower parents and make sure they know that their kids are not on any of these platforms when it comes to running for president of the United States, you have to talk to voters in every means necessary. The Democrats are taking advantage of this medium and so too is Vivek Ramaswamy. We're here to win an election and talk to young voters. That's the way he's doing it. Before we get into the specific issues of the debate last night, I do want to talk about two quick things. Number one, what was Team Vivek's thought about the way that that was moderated, the way that the debate went? It looked very sloppy from afar. I was not in the room. I was not there like you were, but it looked very sloppy. It looked very messy with people talking over each other, people going over on their time, the moderators not asking pointed questions, getting lost in the shuffle. What were the thoughts from Team Vivek? Well, look, as a former news anchor, I know how hard it is to basically try and round up feral cats and get them to play by the rules. For the most part, Vivek Ramaswamy did. The most important rule that he honored was Reagan's 11th commandment, speak no ill will of a fellow Republican. That was the most important rule when it comes to either the moderators or the debate platform or being here in Reagan's presidential library. Don't speak ill will of a fellow Republican. Vivek honored that commandment. He talked about his positive America First vision, how he's basically going to increase and strengthen GDP growth, strengthen and protect the border using the US military to bomb cartels, keep us out of World War III, all the other career politicians on that stage just in the same way they treated Donald Trump in 2016. They wanted to attack and attack and attack not only a fellow Republican, but a business owner and political outsider. It happened eight years ago in 2016. It happened again in the second GOP debate here at the Reagan Library.
Fresh update on "lebron james" discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"This is the crossover NBA podcast. I'm Chris Mannix joined this week, as always by my colleague, Rohan Nagarjani. So Rohan, we are going to do a lot of good and bad on this week's episode. You've got some good in the NBA. We all know about that. Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, all that good stuff. But the bad is really starting to stand out. And for the first time, I think in the modern history of this podcast, we're going to talk about the Detroit Pistons. What the Detroit Pistons are doing, what they are doing is just reaching new lows. Yes, they are reaching new lows. And it really is perplexing to see a team like the Detroit Pistons, which has been really bad for a long time, not improve like some other teams we've seen over the years. So we're going to get into that. We're going to talk about the Lakers, of course, how they've been kind of uneven and a little bit of Milwaukee, the good and the bad with the Milwaukee Bucks. Before we get into all that, I have a question for you that I've been like ruminating for the last 90 seconds before we started this podcast. And I just, I have to know, are you like a huge Thanksgiving guy or do you not care at all? Because I can't get a read on it. Okay. Okay. This is what I, this is what I was. If I had to lean one way, this would be my guess, but okay. Oh, look, I don't, I don't want to be that guy, but if you are listening to this show and you actually like Thanksgiving food, I want you to tweet at me. I do, because I don't believe those people actually exist. And I think you're lying. I think you are lying. Oh my God. Rohan, what days besides Thanksgiving, do you sit down and have cranberry sauce and stuffing and actual turkey? Like what days, besides November 25th of every year, I think it's November 25th, what days do you eat Thanksgiving food? It's, you're making a compelling argument. You're making a compelling argument. If it was good, people would eat it other days. Yeah. Yeah. It's, we're not a turkey family. Like that's something we abandoned kind of early on. So I think we're in the same ballpark here. Yeah. Well, no question about that. If you're, if you're pro Thanksgiving food, by all means, send me a tweet. Tell me, tell me all about, tell me how on like December 16th, you eat turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce and all that because you don't, you're lying. I had meatballs on Thanksgiving. I polished it off with a bag of chips. I had some ice cream. It was pretty much a typical day for me. It's good. Great to hear, man. All right. So the day before Thanksgiving, to make a seamless transition, we had an incident in the NBA, an incident that has kind of faded away over the last couple of days. But I do want to talk about it. Scott Foster versus Chris Paul. This has been an ongoing rivalry. It's weird to call a referee and a player a rivalry, but that's what it is, a rivalry between, you know, one of the biggest names in the NBA and one of the league star officials, one of the best officials, at least by NBA standards, in the league today. On Wednesday, in a game featuring, you know, Golden State playing, who'd they play again? They play... Warriors in the Suns. Warriors in the Suns, right, nationally televised game in Phoenix, that's right. Nationally televised game. First half of that game, Chris Paul gets whistled for a foul. After the foul, Chris Paul and Scott Foster engage in a pretty animated back and forth. After about 25, 30 seconds, Scott Foster whistled Chris Paul for a technical. Five or six seconds after that, he whistled Chris Paul for another technical. Here's how Chris Paul explained what happened with him and Scott Foster and the issues between him and Scott Foster. It's personal, yeah. We had a situation some years ago, and it's personal, you know what I mean, like, the you know, everybody knows it's been a meeting and all that, and it's just a situation with my son, and so it's, they know what it is, and he know what it is, too, so. We don't know what it is. Yeah, it's just no, I had a meeting with him, my dad, Doc Rivers, Bob Delaney, and all that, so yeah. Scott Foster? Yeah, him, too. Was that back in when you were with Houston? With the Clippers. Clippers. So. Did you come out and have any pickings? It was a whole thing, man, but it's still been a thing for a while. All right, so there's just a lot to unpack with what Chris Paul said there. He affirmed that it was a personal beef between him and Scott Foster. He mentioned his son being involved. It didn't give any specifics. He said his son was somehow involved in all this. He said he had a meeting with league officials about Scott Foster. So Chris Paul, you know, put the spotlight directly back on Scott Foster. Now, why does this matter? Well, if you look at the last 20 playoff games that Chris Paul has played in, that Scott Foster has officiated, the teams Chris Paul has played on are 3 and 17, so, and I think they've lost, to credit Tom Haberstroh for this, had this number, I think they've lost by an average of like 11 and a half points in each one. So when Scott Foster referees Chris Paul games, Chris Paul's teams tend to lose. Now, cause and effect aren't the same thing, of course, that, you know, there's, there's, right. But this continues to be a dilemma for the NBA because the NBA considers Scott Foster one of its top officials. Scott Foster routinely referees finals games. Going into last year's finals, the NBA issued a press release when they announced who the officials were saying Scott Foster had refereed 23 finals games, that was more than any referee that was part of that, I think it was a 10 man or 10 person referee rotation. The NBA thinks Scott Foster is great. Chris Paul thinks Scott Foster sucks. How does this get resolved and how big an issue is this for the NBA? I think it's a pretty substantial issue, Chris. And like you mentioned, I mean, this has been going on for years. This is like the latest in a series of blow ups these two have had. As you guys know, like I talk about Chris Paul a lot on this podcast, I'm a fan of his. If you followed his career with any sort of regularity or closeness, you know that this is an issue. And I, you know, I read your column about it and I thought it was measured. I'm willing to go a step further right now and say, I don't think Chris Scott Foster should be officiating Chris Paul's games. And I understand why the NBA doesn't want to open up that can of worms. They don't want to open up this idea that officials have relationships with the players. And if we do this for Chris, are we going to have to do it when LeBron complains about a certain official, et cetera? You know, the optics of of that are not good and kind of opening that Pandora's box. It's a slippery slope. I get all that. But there's a couple of things here. One, it's clearly personal between these two guys. It's like it's one thing when people joke. They call Scott Foster the extender on Twitter. I mean, it's one thing to joke about Scott Foster and, you know, these little funny videos about him reffing a game three and making sure the series goes to 2-1. This is so clearly beyond kind of any other thing we're seeing in the league. And it's not the first time Chris has alluded to issues between those two. I mean, it's been a storyline after playoff games, Chris. Like, to me, that's when it should have stopped. Like, I thought this was going to stop years ago, frankly. Like, we're talking about Chris Paul and the Rockets complaining about Scott Foster, how long this has been going on for the Clippers. I mean, he mentioned it like it's just the NBA. Anytime Chris Paul plays in the Scott Foster game now is going to the integrity of the game is going to be called into it. And I think it's as simple as that. And again, I am sympathetic to the idea it's a slippery slope, but I don't think you can have Scott Foster on a Chris Paul game again. Yeah. But, Rowan, you just yada yadaed like the most important part to all this, like the Yeah, the idea that a player can get a certain referee off of games is a very slippery slope. Because what happens if LeBron James says, I don't want my games refereed by Ed Malloy anymore? What happens if Nicole Jokic says Bill Kennedy is out to get me? Like where does it end? And my thing with all this is I have yet to see one piece of evidence that shows that Scott Foster unfairly referees Chris Paul. Now you can certainly quibble with the double technical last week. My interpretation of it was that at some point Scott Foster, when that back and forth was going on, could have relocated a little bit. To use a football analogy, he stayed kind of in the pocket and had a lengthy discussion with Chris Paul. I know because it was a free throw, Scott Foster has to stay in a certain area. I thought he could have relocated. I also thought he could have been less quick on the trigger on the second tech. But look, I don't know exactly what was said. We know, thank you to our friend World Wide Wob, who did a great job lip reading, we kind of know what Scott Foster said. We don't really know, at least not in the beginning stage, what Chris Paul said. So I'm willing to say I don't agree with that, but you know, whatever. I wasn't privy to the entirety of the conversation. Why I think Scott Foster is on high ground here is because if and when Chris Paul had this meeting with a league official back in, I think he said 2019, there was no discipline for Scott Foster. In this particular situation, Scott Foster had the incident with Chris Paul, and he was back on Friday. I was in LA at the Clippers game. He worked that game on Friday night. There was no discipline for this. And when you get to the playoffs, you can't cherry pick who your officials are for certain players. You have to go by the system that the NBA goes by. They rank their referees, they have a system in place. Monty McCutcheon, his staff there, they do a really good job, I think, of determining through tangible data who the best officials are. You can't take someone off because a player has a beef with them, Rohan. Listen, I hear all about what you're saying. I guess then I just have an issue with the way the league has handled this. I don't expect Adam Silver to be proactive. How would you want them to handle it? You put yourself in Adam Silver's position. Should he do what should he have done in this situation? First of all, I respect that it sounds like Chris, he was like, Doc Rivers is in this meeting, league officials are in this meeting. Was Silver there? I want to know what is it? He's got to do the beer summit? What is it that the presidents do whenever something like this happens? He's got to get just the two of them in a room, no one else, and they got to hammer this out. It's a bad look. Hammer what out? But hammer what out? So this idea, look, I don't know what Chris Paul was alluding to specifically with his son, by saying there was an incident with my son. He leaves it open to wide interpretation, and I think he did that on purpose. I think he wants Stevie B 4-6-9 in Phoenix, tweeting out that Scott Foster ran over his son at a basketball game. He wants there to be just a hint of real impropriety. From what I have heard, I've asked a few different people who declined to give specifics, it was nothing like that. There is no outside of the arena interaction between Scott Foster and Chris Paul's son. But that being out there in the universe, I think works in the favor of Chris Paul. But you're saying settle the beef. In the NBA's mind, there really is no beef. The NBA doesn't see Scott Foster doing anything wrong. But the NBA can't pretend like there's no beef. There's a data backing up the beef. This is also the... There's anecdotal data of Chris Paul being pissed off at calls. I guarantee you Rowan, if you really dug into this, if somebody out there, and please, people on social media, feel free to waste your time doing this. But I guarantee, Shay Gilders Alexander probably hasn't won X number of games with X referee there. I guarantee if you dig into this long enough, you're going to find more examples like the one we have of Chris Paul. I get it, but when you narrow it down to playoff games, and it's so much more high profile, and this is... My issue is this is not the first time this has spilled over into a post-game press conference between these two guys. What I just don't understand for the league, if they're trying so hard to be transparent, the last two minute reports, all this stuff with the refereeing, you had the insane situation between the Celtics and the Lakers last year, and the referee union came out with this self-loathing statement about how upset they were, that they got it wrong, blah, blah, blah. But this is the most high profile case of this happening, and I respect and understand what they're saying in terms of, we don't want to open Pandora's box here and start developing this thing with every player, but then I think it's got to start with silver. I think Adam's got to figure out a way for the two of them to get a lid on it, or stop us from questioning the validity of the next time Scott Foster reps a Chris Paul playoff game. Because this data, and try not to Tom Haberstrow, who really compiled it on his newsletter, a great newsletter, this is like... These numbers have been floating around NBA Twitter for years. That's what really frustrates me about this. But what numbers? It's not new. His record in playoff games was repressed by Scott Foster, but at some point when he'd lost like six or seven or eight games in a row repressed by Scott Foster, and the talk leading up to an important playoff game for Chris Paul, when Scott Foster's refereeing it, being like, well, we know that Chris Paul's losing tonight. But he's losing by double digits in these games. It's not like it's the difference of one free throw. He's losing by double digits, which tells me that Chris Paul's teams aren't as good as the teams that he's going up against, more than anything else. Listen, I respect you getting that deep into the nitty gritty. I just like to deal in reality, in facts. And look, I think Chris Paul has done a masterful job of boxing the NBA. If the NBA doesn't take your advice and keep Scott Foster away from Chris Paul, it's a bad look for them. Because no matter what, they have lost the perception bound because Chris Paul can get up there on the podium and say whatever he wants about whoever he wants, as long as he's willing to eat like a small fine at the end of the day. Scott Foster, I know some people were kind of irritated that Scott Foster didn't get into detail in the pool report. If you've ever done these pool reports, the referees cannot get into detail there. The referees are never going to say anything but the least amount possible to answer your question. If Scott Foster, put it this way, if he had gone out and said, Chris Paul called me an MF or whatever Chris Paul might've said to him, if Scott Foster had said that he would have heard from the league office and there would have been discipline probably for him for saying that. So Chris Paul's boxed the NBA in. There's no question about that. I just don't think there's any evidence outside of a win-loss record. He's not the only referee, by the way, there are three referees in these games. I get it. But so you're saying they should do nothing status quo. Let's just, let's just do this again the next time. Unless they can prove that Scott Foster has an agenda against Chris Paul and he calls games differently against Chris Paul. I mean, the reality is Rohan, like this might actually work out in Chris Paul's favor. Like if Scott Foster is refereeing a game, maybe in the back of his mind, Scott Foster's like, you know what? I'm going to do all this, but you know, look, Chris Paul plays that Chris Paul is really good at playing that game. So I don't think the NBA can do anything unless they can prove that Scott Foster has been calling Chris Paul differently. And look, this isn't to say the NBA doesn't have referees issues. You go back to Tim Donaghy. That was a major issue. I still haven't heard Adam Silver address Eric Lewis. Like nobody asked him silver about Eric Lewis and his presser preseason. I wasn't there. I would have asked him Eric Lewis. The referee who it turns out had like a burner account and was defending Eric Lewis and other referees on that burner account. He quietly retired during the summer. My question for Adam Silver is free to come on the pod and answer it if he wants would be like, is there any evidence, any that indicates that the, the integrity of the games were compromised? And it's not a ludicrous question because the NBA as recently as like 15 years ago had an issue where the games, the integrity of the games were compromised. I would like to know the answer to that question, because as far as I know, there was an investigation. Eric Lewis resigned. The investigation stopped that always to me kind of stunk a little bit. So that would be the question I would have. I don't unless somebody is going to present me with actual evidence besides a one loss record that Scott Foster is mishandling games played by Chris Paul out of the NBA should do anything. Nothing. All right. The end of rants on that one.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
"Coming up, Dame gets traded. Million dollar pick Seth Meyers, it's all next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more of this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. 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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from 50 Year Old Rapper Krayzie Bone Fighting For His Life In ICU...
"Spotify for Podcasters has revolutionized the world of podcasting by allowing the novice and seasoned podcaster to create a podcast painlessly and in real time. No cost, no hassle, and you can even record from the comfort of your own PC or phone. That's right, and the Q &A polls allow real -time interaction between the host and his audience. What are you waiting for? Download Spotify for Podcasters now and make your voice heard on sites like Spotify, iHeartRadio, Deezer and more. Prayers go out to Crazy Bone. He is a member of the infamous hip -hop trio Bone Thugs and Harmony, and of course everyone pretty much I would assume you probably know who Bone Thugs and Harmony is. They've been responsible for such hits as Crossroads, First of the Month. I mean, man, you know, if you are a 90s baby, you probably definitely have heard of Bone Thugs and Harmony, Crazy Bone, Busy Bone. I've actually seen them in concerts, so the guys were absolutely amazing on stage. I think I saw him at Chop Suey here in Seattle. But anyway, Crazy Bone is going through a medical emergency. It's not looking good. He is actually fighting for his life. According to sources, he checked himself into a Los Angeles hospital after he was coughing up a lot of blood. So he checks himself into a hospital, and obviously there's some type of bleeding going on with one of the arteries in his lungs, and doctors have been unsuccessful in stopping that bleeding. So they are attempting a second surgery after the first one was unsuccessful. So, they are attempting a second surgery to try to stop the bleeding, and he is on a ventilator. He is having to have assisted breathing, so it does not look good for Crazy Bone. Fifty years of age, just a bad situation. So we are praying for his recovery. I have not heard any updates, except the fact that they are performing a second surgery and the family is being very, very quiet about his medical condition. Obviously, the only ones that really know what's going on with Crazy Bone is probably family members at this point, but we are praying for a speedy recovery. Obviously, I think it's pronounced sarcoidosis, sarcoidosis. I think this is the disease, it's kind of like an inflammatory disease that attacks the lymph nodes, the lungs, the eyes, the brains, pretty much any organ in the body. For some people, they kick it. It's not a problem, but for some people, obviously, like anything, it can be very detrimental to their health. Bernie Mac, famous comedian, he passed away from sarcoidosis. So it's definitely something that can be fatal if not treated properly, if not caught early. We are praying for Crazy Bone, that he makes a speedy recovery. This obviously is very, very bad news. People like LeBron James, other celebrities are reaching out to extend their prayers. Definitely, we are asking that the audience members here on Convo Over Cigars pray for Crazy Bone, that he makes a speedy recovery after this medical emergency. You guys have been locked in to another edition of Convo Over Cigars on a Monday. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. It's a rainy one in Seattle. Everybody be blessed.
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A highlight from FULL INTERVIEW - Brandon Tatum, Salem Radio Host
"Tatum is a warrior. He's the host of the Officer Tatum Show and a wildly successful and popular show and podcast. Brandon co -founded Blexit with Candace Owens, which has been a game changer, an organization dedicated to changing the narrative. He's the author of Beaten Black and Blue, being a black cop in an America under siege. He and I are going to be on stage in San Diego a week after next. I wanted to catch up with my friend Brandon Tatum here on The Mike Gallagher Show. How have you been, Officer Tatum? I've been great, Mike. How are you? I'm good. I'm excited to see you in person in San Diego, August the 10th. More on that in just a moment. By the way, some breaking news. This is kind of scary. This just coming across, the news sources, LeBron James' son, Bronny, has had a cardiac arrest. 18 years old. He's an accomplished basketball player in his own right. LeBron James' son, Bronny, suffered cardiac arrest during a basketball workout. He was taken to the hospital. He was in the ICU. Now he's in general care. So obviously, prayers for that young man. There have been a lot of these stories, Brandon, a lot of these cases of young people with heart conditions and heart...gosh, it's tough sometimes to reject the instinct to go into conspiracy theory mode, isn't it? Well, I'll tell you what, Mike. I don't think it's a conspiracy at this point. You know, we've never seen young athletes fall dead, cardiac arrest, heart issues. It has never happened. I mean, we've never seen it to this level. So it's pretty clear to me that it has something to do with COVID -19 and has something to do with the vaccine. And if you would ask me what my opinions are, which one has the most effect, I think it was the vaccine. Maybe LeBron James' son took the vaccine. I'm sure he did. They were promoting it. They were pushing it. And now you see something like this happen. But I'm just very thankful that his son recovered, man. As a father, politics aside, vaccine aside, that will be a horrible day for you, losing your son. No question. And so, obviously, everybody praying for the James family. Let's talk politics, though, for just a moment, because every single day, Brandon, we get more information about the Biden crime family, Hunter Biden's...I mean, it's astounding to me that the mainstream media doesn't want to connect the dots that Joe Biden multiple times said he had no knowledge of his son Hunter Biden's business dealings. Over and over again on the campaign trail, he said it. Maybe help get him elected in 2020, if you believe it. And now comes Devin Archer, who's going to testify this week that Hunter put his dad, Joe Biden, on the phone while talking to foreign entities repeatedly, which would make a ball faced liar out of Joe Biden. Brandon, how can Republicans not be demanding an impeachment proceeding against Joe Biden? Well, I'm hoping that they do soon. You know, I'm very shocked that they haven't jumped on impeachment a lot quicker. They literally impeached Donald Trump twice over absolutely nothing. We have all the material that one would need to start an impeachment proceedings. It's very clear, even with Poroshenko and in the Ukraine, with the loan guarantees that Joe Biden is on camera saying that he leveraged in order to get something accomplished. And this gentleman, this attorney or the prosecutor was over investigating, but reasonable where his son, where Hunter Biden was working, he was on the board making millions of dollars with no qualifications, smoking crack off of prostitutes and somehow leading in a company making millions. And we already saw this years ago, but this this this is what it indicates to me. The mainstream media is absolutely pointless, is feckless. It's a propaganda machine. There is no way whatsoever you have this much evidence of a president's son doing dirty deals with a foreign government, including the president, but now president. He was doing it as the vice president and they not report on it every single day around the clock. It's corrupt. I mean, the media, the word, I think the word that fits it is perfectly is corruption. The mainstream media, they reek to high heaven with corruption, but good things are happening. And Brandon, I wonder if you share my optimism. I look around, I see sound of freedom over one hundred and twenty five million dollars now at the box office. Jason Aldean's song, Try That in a Small Town, goes to number one in America. Look at the financial struggles of companies like Woke Companies, Disney, Kohl's, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond. And there it feels like the sleeping, sleeping giant has been awakened. Do you agree with my optimism or not? Mike, I agree with you a thousand percent. You know, the resiliency of the American spirit is resounding. You know, I just I'm so inspired to be an American and this is what America does. Unfortunately, we have to get poked or we have to get back into a corner for us to stand up. I'm excited to see, but like going losing billions of dollars by trying to be woke and I love the Jason Aldean song. You know, I love country music and this is one of my favorite songs, not just from Jason Aldean, but country music in general. So to see it jump to the top of charts, to see the feedback that I get on my YouTube channel, I've made like five videos about this and all of them are like millions of views. And so I love to see America fight back. You know, we have gone through too much and, you know, people are sick of it. And now we call it the silent majority. We need to start being allowed the loud majority and not just the silent majority, because we need our country to be in a good place. We need to fight to get it back because we live in the greatest place on planet Earth and we only have, you know, upward bound success to go and we should be pursuing that. Well put. You know, we're going to be allowed in San Diego. You and I are going to be on stage together. August the 10th at the Encore Events Center in San Diego. Of course, our great, great affiliate there, The Answer, 96 .1 FM AM 1170. The great Andrea Kaye will be the emcee. And tickets are available. They're going real fast. So don't miss out the VIP meet and greet where we get to shake your hands and thank you in person for supporting us. And then we'll be on stage. It's called Saving America. And boy, do we need to do that more than ever these days. For tickets, go to TheAnswerSanDiego .com. Again, it's week after next. It's going to be Thursday night, August the 10th at the Encore Events Center in San Diego. For tickets, go to TheAnswerSanDiego .com to see this guy, Brandon Tatum, this guy, Mike Gallagher. And we'll be there in person. Can't wait to meet you there. Safe travels, my friend. And hey, Brandon, you keep fighting the good fight. Amen. And thank you, Mike. You do the same. We're going to have fun. I can't wait. Thanks, Brandon. Appreciate it. The great Brandon Tatum. Again, for tickets, San Diego, August the 10th. Don't miss out. TheAnswerSanDiego .com.
LeBron posts historic first half, questions future after Lakers eliminated
"LeBron James 20th NBA season came to an end after his Los Angeles Lakers were swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Afterward, the NBA's all time leading scorer hinted he might be contemplating retirement. We see what happens going forward. But I don't know. I don't know. I got a lot to think about, to be honest. The 38 year old James had a personal playoff best with 31 of his team high 40 points in the first half. James is under contract for a $46.9 million next season with the Lakers. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Jokic leads Denver Nuggets past LeBron's Lakers 113-111, into their first NBA Finals
"For the first time, the nuggets are going to the NBA Finals after beating the Lakers one 13 to one 11 to sweep the series Jamal Murray scored 25 points in the game for clincher. It has been nice enough to finally reach this point and just be the first this be the first team the nuggets history to do. Nicola jokic finished with a 30 point triple double as Denver overcame a 15 point deficit at halftime the Lakers LeBron James came out on fire, scoring 21 first quarter points and finishing with 40 in a losing effort. Mark Myers, Los Angeles
AP News Summary at 1:00 a.m. EDT
"For AP sports on geffen cool bar, the Denver Nuggets rolled to a three O lead in the Western Conference Finals with a one 19 one O 8 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamal Murray scored 37 points and Nikola Jokić added 24 for Denver, Anthony Davis totaled 28 points and 18 rebounds in LeBron James scored 23 for the Lakers. In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Matthew kuchak was the hero in overtime again, scoring one minute and 51 seconds into OT to give the Florida Panthers a two one win over the Carolina hurricanes and a two O lead in the Eastern Conference final. At the Preakness stakes, Bob Baffert's national treasure crossed the finish line first, Kentucky Derby winner mage finished third in the Preakness, meaning there will not be a Triple Crown winner for a 5th consecutive year. And in golf Brooks Koepka fired a second straight four under 66 to surge into the lead through three rounds at the PGA Championship. Victor Holland is won back at 5 under following a 69 alongside Corey Connors who shot 70. I'm geffen kobach for AP sports.
LeBron James, Lakers eliminate champion Warriors with 122-101 victory in Game 6
"The Lakers have landed in the Western Conference Finals by trouncing the defending champion warriors one 22 one 21 in game 6. It was a vintage performance by LeBron James who delivered 30 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the 7th seeded Lakers. I just want to try to come in and make some plays and be efficient and defend out of high level help 80 rebound. Help our team make winning plays and I was able to make a few of them. Anthony Davis had 17 points and 20 rebounds for LA, Austin Reeves chipped in 23 points, including a 54 footer at the halftime buzzer. Steph Curry led all scores with 32 points, but missed ten of his 14 three point attempts for Golden State. I'm Dave ferry.
Stephen Curry, Warriors stave off elimination, force Game 6 by beating Lakers 121-106
"The warriors kept their season alive as they beat the Lakers one 21 one O 6 6 player scored in double digits, including all 5 starters. Stephen Curry scored a game high 27 points from the jump the way we did handle their run the way we did and then close out fourth quarter strong was exactly how we expect to play in just a matter can we take it on the road and win a must win game on Friday? LA still leads the series three games to two. In the loss of LeBron James with 25 points and Anthony Davis had 23 game 6 is in Los Angeles on Friday night. Ryan leong, San Francisco
The Truth About Stanford Students
"When I spoke at Stanford many years ago, I've spoken since, but many years ago, I spoke at Stanford, and I had Stanford students and faculty on my show. I was there for a number of days, the Hoover institution invited me. And I remember thinking, wow, the only clear thinkers I'm having here are the guys in the athletics program, I specifically remember the football players. They were the only conservatives. They were the only ones who made sense. Now, obviously a lot of athletes have been poisoned now, like LeBron James. I live in LA and I'm not rooting for the Lakers because he's not a good man. But nevertheless, a lot more wisdom from this football player than from the prime minister of New Zealand.
Lakers rally past Warriors 104-101, take 3-1 series lead
"Lonnie walker the fourth came off the bench to score 15 points all in the fourth quarter as the Lakers rallied to beat the warriors at one O four to one O one. The greatest villain you can ever have ever imagined. You know, as a kid, this is something I've been dreaming of doing, not just being a part of the playoffs, but impacting it. LeBron James finished with 27 points, as LA takes a three to one series lead. Stephen Curry had a 31 point triple double for Golden State, who now face a winner go home game 5 on Wednesday. Mark Myers, Los Angeles
LeBron's Lakers rout Warriors 127-97, take 2-1 series lead
"The Lakers steamrolled the warriors in game three one 27 to 97 D'angelo Russell had a big night scoring the Lakers first 11 points. He finished with 21. For me, it was just scoring tonight. Next night it might be passing. So just taking advantage of what they're allowing us to have. Anthony Davis had 25 and LeBron James who didn't score until midway through the second quarter ended with 21, Stephen Curry led Golden State with 23, Lakers now lead two games to one with game four Monday back on their home floor. Mark Myers, Los Angeles
Thompson scores 30, Warriors adjust to beat Lakers 127-100
"Game two was a lopsided win for the warriors as they beat the Lakers one 27 to 100 to even the series clay Thompson played a starring role with 30 points. He's always fun when you shoot the ball well, but it's even better when you couple that with a win. Golden State hit 21 three pointers with Thompson making 8, Stephen Curry finished with 20 points in a dozen assists, LeBron James led the Lakers with a team high 23 points while Anthony Davis was held to only 11. I am Mark Myers
Lakers obliterate Grizzlies 125-85, advance to 2nd round
"The Lakers advanced to the second round of the playoffs after crushing the grizzlies by 40 in the game 6 clincher, one 25 to 85 D'angelo Russell made 5 three point buckets and finished with 31 points. Definitely a big game, so anytime you can make big shots and a big game, it's going to be a good feeling. LeBron James had 22 and Anthony Davis pulled down 14 rebounds, Memphis star John Moran finished with just ten points on three of 16 shooting. The Lakers will now await the winner of the warrior's king series, Mark Myers Los Angeles
Durant signs lifetime deal with Nike, joining Jordan, LeBron
"Kevin Durant and Nike have agreed to a lifetime contract making him just the third NBA player to receive such a deal, joining Michael Jordan and LeBron James. They're working towards since I was a kid and having a partnership with Nike. The 13 time all star and current Phoenix Suns forward has a relationship with Nike that dates back to 2007, releasing 15 different sets of shoes with a 16th coming soon. I'm get cool ball
Dinesh and Debbie Review the Twitter “Blue Check Mark” Controversy
"Thought we'd start by talking about Twitter and the so called blue check mark. The coveted blue check mark that once signaled, I'm an important person. I am officially verified on Twitter. I am who I say I am, no one is impersonating me. And in fact, you and I in this conversation because I've been verified. I had to check mark for a long time. And you're like, why can't I get a check mark? I tried for years, and I was like, yeah, you know, people didn't impersonate me. And they were, you know, obviously saying negative things and whatnot. And I was like, I need to be verified because I'm married to a public figure and a public figure myself. And so I need to be verified and I tried, I would submit my license, my passport, all kinds of things. And I never did get verified. Well, this was the old Twitter regime and Elon Musk comes along and he could have just said, well, listen, I'm going to create a fair process of verification so that only people who do have this kind of public figure status, but in fact, he decided to democratize Twitter itself. Basically, say, listen, if you want to have a confirmed identity, you want to have a blue check mark. Pay 8 bucks. And then show that you're you. And you'll get it. So he opened up the blue check mark to everyone. And it's funny is that the left is like freaking out over this and getting really annoyed and they're elitism. They're shocking elitism. It's coming out in spades. Here's an article in slate. Now it's a disguised article. They don't want to say what aristocrats were better than everybody else. So here's how deep they frame it. How Elon Musk turned the blue check mark into a scarlet letter. So supposedly Elon Musk has made the blue check mark something negative instead of something positive. And the subtitle is a weekend long masterclass in business failure. So, you know, the article basically says you've got these celebrities think of people like LeBron LeBron James or I guess the novelist Stephen King and they say I will not pay for my blue check mark. And so Elon Musk will sort of like really, all right, fine, I'll pay for you. So evidently, Elon Musk has covered the $8 cost of some of these celebrities.
LeBron leads Lakers past Grizz 117-111 in OT for 3-1 lead
"In an overtime thriller the Lakers beat the grizzlies in game four one 17 to one 11. LeBron James scored the tying layup in the last second of regulation to send the game to OT. He finished with 20 points and 20 rebounds. I'm just trying to be as great as I can be all offensively, but even more important defensive end. And so that was kind of the mindset tonight. Austin Reeves scored 23 Desmond bane was high man for the grizzlies with 36 John morant had 19, Mark Myers, Los Angeles
"lebron james" Discussed on Cancelled
"Covering all the trade rumors because the Dodgers are just linked to literally every player. So that's fun. And then there's the Lakers, continually being used in trade talks is leverage. And here's the thing, like we're kind of waiting for all these other teams to figure things out. It's like every team is dependent upon the something else happening with someone else, right? They're all waiting for a domino to fall. But every domino is dependent upon another one to actually take place. So it's a situation where they're stuck. It really needs a deadline. It needs something to happen. And maybe the LeBron James contract extension date is something that can be some kind of adolescence for positive or for negative. I don't think it's going to set the entire trademark at a blaze, but we'll talk a little bit about that. Joining us now, we've got Sean spaces Davis. Sean, how are you doing? I'm doing all right. Literally feel like I just got off a plane an hour ago, and now I'm here with you guys. Welcome back from Chicago, was it? Yeah. Yeah. Dedicated to the job, love it. That's right. Welcome in. Welcome. And I've got people that chat that are frustrated that there's not new news and they're upset with us. Hold up. Let me call rob pelinka right now and tell him to do something. Let me fix that for you guys. No problem. I can easily solve this. Easy. No problem, everybody. We've got a call. We've got to call the Knicks. We've got to call the raptors. We've got a call every other team. Can you guys overpay for Kevin Durant now so we can get on with the rest of our off season? Right. That's the move. That's really, that probably is the biggest domino. Like if that were that's the one thing where that happened, I think everything else will start to fall into place. Holding pattern, fun times. Brawny Braun said, if the pistons didn't use up their salary cap and said they would take Russ for only one first. Who would you guys brought back? Well, I mean, but they did. So I haven't even been looking at the pistons as a possibility because they did use up their cap space. So I can't even say who's on the pistons that you're necessarily target because they have a lot of younger guys that they're trying to build around moving forward. Yeah, they don't have a lot of movable salaries. Yeah. Would you want Alec Burks in Ireland's Noelle? And I guess Kemba Walker, that the Knicks dumped on them on draft night. Kelly Olynyk.
"lebron james" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"To podcasts. Oh, Chris, I was not anticipating us having had this much to say. Somehow we're really kind of run up most of our typical podcast time here, which I'm just impressed. I'm just impressed. It's the doldrums of the off season, but here we are, just chopping it up, which is to say I was hoping to spend a little bit more time on this very last topic. Let's do it. We got a few emails about things people want us to talk about. Shout out to Don, by the way, Don, we will get to your email soon. It was a great email. I promise I saw it. We will get to it. Chris asked us if we could talk about Top Gun: Maverick, which I'm pretty confident you have not seen. I have not seen it. Oh, come on. I've never seen the original Top Gun, which means it has to be one of the biggest movies I've known. I've also never seen jaws. And I'm also someone who I used to really call myself like a movie, aficionado. I watch movies from the 30s and 40s and black and white. From the 30s and 40s, why, dude. Yeah, man, because film was made differently back then, but you had some good stuff. And some Kubrick in there. 39 steps, some Hitchcock, I guess. Yeah, I was sitting. I was watching opera Hitchcock presents yesterday. But short ones that are only 12 long. Hitchcock, Hitchcock has bangers, bro he does, he would have gotten extremely canceled by the me too movement. So maybe this is the, who was it earlier in the week, neo was like, amen. But I listened to his music. So I really don't listen to him anymore, but I do, I mean, Hitchcock was really, really good at filmmaking. It was a creeper, but those movies, I watch a lot of older stuff, I've never watched Top Gun, I have not seen Top Gun: Maverick. I should because Anthony Edwards is in the Top Gun. I'm a huge ER fan. Okay. So I should watch it. I know he's not the star of the film, but I know he's got a big role in the original. He's a very good Tom gun maverick was fantastic. I took a friend who set up to the movie I wanted to love it. Ironically, but I actually just loved it. It's very emotional. I genuinely a beautiful movie. It's also the movie is about how Tom Cruise is the only person still making movies. The subtext of the movie is very clear. Like there's a point where like Tom Cruise is walking out of a room and a guy's like, no one really does this anymore. It's really ridiculous. But so sorry, Kris, we'll have to save the Top Gun: Maverick talk for another time, but shout out to niv who hit us up. Well, he addressed this email only to Michael, which I think is kind of messed up. I guess it was a follow-up to original email that he addressed to all of us. When he goes, Michael, just finished listening to the most recent episode, congrats to you and your wife on the new baby, which may or may not have already arrived, niv, we will definitely pass along your message to peanut. And he wants to know, first of all, he said he wanted to hear about my Mexico City trip. Thank you, niv. Unfortunately, I think that window has passed. But he said, please consider sending in some more book suggestions. He's asking for some book suggestions because of the off season Chris. Listen, we got a New York Times bestselling author on this show. I don't know why Pena and I don't know why peen and I are out here giving the book suggestions. So Chris, I just want to see if there's anything you've been reading recently or lately or anything that you'd like to share with the open floor globe. It could be a good off season read. I'm sitting here looking at full bookshelf. I've read more in the last two, three years than I've ever had before. I'm not the most voracious reader. Nor am I penis really peanut butter. He's reading him and then my friend mirin fader puts me to shame. She reads like 700 books a year. But I had to read a lot just because I was really insecure about my own book writing process and I was like, maybe I should read before I try to write one myself. So I spent a lot of time reading other books to try to get a better grasp of pacing and reveals and stuff like that. So I really enjoyed not a game by Kent Babb, which is about Allen Iverson. A really good one. He also has a book I think was called across the river that I want to read about a high school football team that just kind of has so much the players have so much stuff to deal with off the field. It's kind of amazing that they're able to accomplish what they do on the field given how much they've got off the field. If people haven't read it already, a book that's in a similar vein to mine about the Knicks, which is called blood in the garden. Three ring circus was fantastic, but Jeff Perlman about the Kobe Shaq Phil era Lakers. And there are three titles that they want. He's also got a book coming out on Bo Jackson. That I have read a huge chunk of already that will come out later this fall. And he of course winning time, which sometimes show, yeah. Right, right, right. So he wrote showtime the winning time is based on, which is in the same vein again, just to championship era. Team, what else would I suggest trying to think? I'm thinking about sports stuff can I throw out? Have you heard of the book chaos by Tom O'Neill? No. I don't know that I don't know that I've mentioned this book on the podcast yet. It's very hard for me to talk about it without sounding like a full on conspiracy theorists. So I'm going to do my best to give you the soft pitch of this book, but it's the full title. Let me pull it up. The full title is, oh God, I'm somehow ended up searching Chase Bank instead of the title. Well, while you go ahead, go ahead. It's called chaos, Charles Manson, the CIA, and the secret history of the 60s. And just to give you an idea of this Tom O'Neill, I need to reach out to him because he's clearly a fantastic reporter. Tom O'Neill is a journalist, and he gets a signed in the late 90s. He gets assigned a story for premiere magazine about the Manson murders. Do something for the upcoming anniversary of the Manson murders. He never files the story, instead for the next 20 years he's researching this book because as he, as he starts reporting, he starts uncovering more and more things. And it's just one of the most well reported, most interesting books I've ever read. Again, the title, it's all about kind of the CIA and the federal government's kind of involvement and knowledge with regards to Charles and activities in the 60s and it's fascinating. Again, I don't want to sound like a straight up conspiracy theorist, I promise I'm not, but this is, this is a book based entirely on facts. And incredible reporting testimony from people who are involved with cases, et cetera, it's genuinely genuinely fascinating. That is a really man. I'm thinking about chilling that probably is to read in some ways if it really heavily involves Charles Manson's stuff. I've got a couple others. There's one called franchise that is that I've started that's about just McDonald's is role in the black community. And I have very strong feelings about some of that just as it relates to food deserts. Yes. And stuff like that and just kind of what sorts of healthy options communities have to begin with. So there's that. There's another one that I've started reading called. Oh, that sounds fascinating. Yeah, the three mothers, which is about Malcolm X's mother, named Baldwin's mother and Martin Luther King and kind of like, wow, these men were kind of molded, as children by really strong black mothers. So there's that. I mean, there's always interesting stuff outside of the sports world, but there's so many good sports ones. Again, I think mostly about the ones that are in the vein of what I did, but your own widespread did a great one. On the sixers, which was called taking to the top, which I think came out maybe two years ago. And there's more stuff on the way. Did you ever read, I know where a few years apart in age, did you ever read Matt Christopher books? Growing up? This is probably something that only really hit the white suburbs. If I had to be honest. Well, I mean, I grew up in one that was pretty. Okay. But I've heard oh, okay, yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay. Okay. Never read them. Yes. But I feel like when I went to the store, these books were always on sale. Yeah. If you're looking for sports books. I know all these books just having looked at them, but I've never read them. Yeah, yeah. Did you read these? I did, dude. I was like, there was some of my earliest some definitely some of the first books I read. I was like, they wrote books about my suburb was definitely wide enough to have had all these books on the bell. I never read them, but I floss more Illinois definitely had these books on the shelves. There we go. Yes. All right, well, shout out to Matt Christopher, the goat, I don't even know if that's that person's real name. If someone else is writing under them as a pseudonym now, which I feel like happens a lot, but yeah, I was steady, steady reading those Mac Christopher books that the hardy boys. I bet the hardy boys is like if I read it now, I'd probably still be pretty good. Probably. You're probably enjoying stuff. I feel like most of the stuff that I enjoyed as a kid now that I see like movie adaptations and stuff. I still enjoy it as a full blown adult. Especially my nephew called me, he watched Willy Wonka for the first time. And my man's mind was blown. And he wanted to have like a full on conversation about whether there was like a place that actually existed. Of course. I wonder why that's what his concern is here. It's just a hungry boy, but yeah, but my imagination is still really big for 35 year olds. I still rock with stuff like that. There we go. If you didn't, if you read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and didn't immediately think like you were going to get picked one day, you're doing it wrong. You did it wrong. Exactly. All right, Chris, well, I think that will do it for this episode of open floor. Once again, thank you for taking part in this swift sudden necessary regime change. Things are going to get a lot more fun around here, a lot more anti Boston. At the same time, we wish wells, so very big week for him. Thank you. Could it be crazy, man? Thank you for all your emails, please keep the emails coming. We promise we need them, or we're looking forward to getting to all your emails as off season, so keep them coming. Open floor mail at Gmail dot com. Kris and I will talk to you guys soon. Wow. What?
"lebron james" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Of a weirdly huge season for AD. I think Anthony Davis now because I feel like it's dog years with him because it feels dirty in March. Wow, so his next playoffs is going to be his age 30 playoffs. So I mean, that's what we're talking about here. For a long time, he was so young and that's where I'm saying and it's too drastic to say it because he hasn't had like career altering injuries necessarily, but just the way Grant Hill late in his career kind of was able to get his health straight I would love I mean obviously I would love for everybody to be healthy but I would love for Anthony Davis to just, I don't know how it happens but Steph went through it early in his career where he was just constantly battling ankle stuff. I would love for him to kind of have that stretch that Steph has had most of the most part. The Grant Hill had toward the end of his career where he's not injury prone. Because I do feel like that is a lot of what holds back because when he was healthy enough to play this year at times for stretching. He was really good. Yeah, absolutely. You know, so I do agree with that part from Curtis, but there is something to be said for like when you can only do that for 40, maybe 50 games a year, what are we really talking about here when you're playing with a guy that's 37 and 38, whatever. And it's also going to miss a lot of games. We're not used to LeBron missing a lot of games, but it's just probably a reality of where he is. Age wise. Not to mention a team that's got Russell Westbrook too. So I hope AD can just kind of have a healthy season, a healthy rest of his career, because I think we're taking for granted now the guys can play till they're 37, 38, but we've also seen Blake Griffin. We've also seen Russ just kind of diminish very quickly and Anthony Davis is almost 30. So I hope he hasn't got another couple of really good years left in him, where he's just healthy. Hey guys, it's Cindy and Sarah and crying in public is officially back. You've been with us through a pandemic, breakups, half of college, graduation and all of the ups, downs, and drama in between. Now, as we officially start adulting, you know we have to take you all along for the ride. The good and the bad and the very ugly. Listen the long as we discuss what life is like as two girls in their 20s figuring out life and adulthood in New York City. This season we're discussing everything from starting our careers to not getting relationships and friendships new and old and managing the craziness of the city. Crying in public is a place for all of us to laugh, cry, share stories, and power one another, and just feel a little less alone. As we always say, life happens, might as well cry about it. New episodes
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"If he isn't coaching next year, just to kind of decompress. He's talked about how this has been his most difficult season that he's ever coached. And he's been on teams that have lost a lot. He coached the magic for a little while. So I understand the frustration that he's got to be feeling too. Wouldn't surprise me if you took a little bit of time to kind of recharge and then got back in the mix. Takes a season off and then we'll see him somewhere next season. That would not surprise me. Or season after next. Wouldn't surprise me at all. I think we're pretty sure that Vogel is not going to be back next year with this Lakers team. It's rare to see a coach hang on to this to their spot after a season like this. My guy, bad dog says Lakers need defense. Yeah, they definitely do. They absolutely do regardless of who the coaches. You could say if it's Frank Vogel, you need to find defensive pieces for next year. That's absolutely true, but even assuming it's not. You need guys and we've said it all along. Alongside LeBron James, it's not rocket science. You need guys who can shoot threes and can defend. That's what you're looking for. You need guys who can do those things for you. And I don't feel like the Lakers got enough of them. At least they didn't get enough guys this off season that could do both things. You've got guys who can shoot but not defend you have guys who can kind of defend but not really shoot they really need some two way players then they can put alongside LeBron and whoever else is here Anthony Davis. Whoever else is with the Lakers. Ricardo said, I don't understand the Lakers decision to keep Vogel if they will fire him at the end of the season. In soccer, for example, you either get rid of a coach for a short term bounce, or you get players to fit his vision. So Ricardo, if I'm understanding this correctly, you're arguing that the Lakers should have got rid of him already. Why did you keep him for the remainder of the season? I'm in agreement. I thought for sure that at the very least, if the Lakers know if you know you're not going to bring back Frank Vogel, which we're probably at that point, let's be honest. You're probably at that point this year. You might as well at the very least find out what Phil handy can do as a head coach. And you mentioned the short term bounce, there is an effect that usually does happen where when you remove a coach and you bring in somebody else, there is a short term boost in the play of that team. Here's the team goes, oh my gosh, something is new. It can kind of snap teams out of it. It's like it's like getting a bucket of cold water thrown on the team, right? It wakes you up and suddenly you're suddenly you're alerted again and you can get an improvement in performance. Now it's not usually a long-term effect. It's a short term thing, but I'm in agreement with you. I think that they probably should have done that. I think why the Lakers didn't is they looked around and thought, I don't see the guy who's going to take over this team. Do we want to hand it over to David fizdale? Probably not. We saw what happened when Frank Vogel was dealing with health and safety protocols. What happened there? It wasn't a successful stretch..
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"If he gets drafted to a team that has all the cap space in the world, they can work something out. But whichever team drives brawny gets LeBron. That's the bottom line. And I'm fascinated to see what this means for bronies drafts. I don't think we've ever seen this before. In the NBA draft, so I'm interested to see we're still a couple of years away, but I'm interested to see what this does to his draft stock. Does this bump him up simply because that team gets LeBron? You're not just drafting brownie. You're getting the final year of LeBron's career most likely. Who knows? Maybe you know what? He said he just wants to spend whatever the last year of his career is with brownie. Maybe he decides 2028 is going to be the final year and that's when they go team up. You never know. But right now, the way most of us are reading it as though, okay, 2024, maybe that's it for him. If you are a random team, let's say you are the Sacramento Kings, you're a team that hasn't made a lot of money, you're a team that hasn't made the playoffs in a while. You're a team that doesn't have a very positive air around them. Don't you have a little bit more incentive to do what you need to do in order to get brawny and then you will get the final year because think about all the attention think about all the revenue that's going to be on your franchise because you got LeBron James for the final year of his career. Wouldn't that matter? So I think that's why I don't see the Lakers being his final landing spot in the NBA. It's possible. Maybe the Lakers wind up drafting brownie. There's something that something happens there, and that works out. Maybe that's the way it goes down. But LeBron made a very clear, very matter of fact, whichever team drafts brawny, that's where he's going to play..
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"YouTube from Twitter from Facebook, who gets the next man up award out of all the players on the team, who do you think contributed the most out of the non star caliber players? So go ahead and sound off. I'm seeing your responses go through here. Sean, let me know your thoughts on this on this. Who should get the next man up award? I think I've made a agree with the most of the chat anyway. I'm gonna go with my Carmelo Anthony was great, but Malik monk is just microwavable scoring ability to kind of give LeBron a break just I mean not say isolation is the best. I'm like man can create for himself off the dribble. One of the very few guys that could do that on the parameter that is not named LeBron James on this roster, even with athe name is there. I mean, you want AD lower on the block than on the perimeter. So this kind of gives LeBron James A. break, you have a guy that could create for himself and knock down shots on the perimeter and Malik monk. And then he also has 25 points of yeah I'm gonna go on Malik monk. I think you can make an argument for Carmelo Anthony. I think you can definitely make an argument for him. But I will agree that the Malik monk would be my guy too, that I would pick for the next man up. He just, he's got bounce. He's got that, you know? He's just got that bounce to him. He's got that energy to him, part of it is he's 23. And on a team full of older guys, that stands out. But Malik monk, 23 years old, he can get his own shot like you're mentioning. He's pretty solid attacking closeouts too. If he's got to get into the paint, he's good there, finishes in the paint fairly well. When he has the opportunity, he can really get up and throw down..
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Everything, Lakers, your Lakers, just picked up a nice wind of the Orlando Magic. Okay, a team that you would expect them to beat, but still, the link was got a great performance out of LeBron James. The third quarter, how much fun was that? The Lakers got a win that well, they kind of got close to. They took their foot off the gas quite a bit in the fourth quarter, but they wind up winning by 12 and this one by 25, one point, but final score one O 6 to 94 Lakers gotta like it again, I know it's the magic. So we can't get incredibly excited. It's not like, yes, the Lakers are back. This is a win over the best of the best. This is proof. They finally found their way. No, but this is important. It's important that you pick up ways against the teams that you're supposed to be. You've heard me say it on here before. You have to, in the NBA, you have to beat the teams that you're supposed to. That's the key to playoff city. By the way, I'm Trevor lane for Lakers nation dot com. You guys can find me on social media at Trevor lane on Twitter at Trevor lane NBA on Instagram and Facebook. If you're joining me live from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome man, I'm going to be going over your questions in comments tonight. We'll be discussing everything that happened in this game. If you're listening to the podcast version of this, make sure you do follow us over on Apple podcasts, Spotify, wherever it is, that you listen to podcasts. All right, let's start things off with the box score for this one because there are a lot. Actually, I've got a few comments coming in here, a few super chats already. Somebody did a super chat and said, Anthony diva should be the MVP of this game for not playing. You know what? Like the Lakers. The Lakers played well, the Lakers won, and then they immediate reaction is no, we got to go negative again and say, see? See, this is proof. The Lakers don't need Anthony Davis, trade him, get rid of him. Really? Like, that's the reaction we're going to have after you beat the Orlando Magic. Now, look, if they went on this huge winning streak without Anthony Davis and the offense look better and the defense looked better and everything looked great and they're beaten to the top tier teams in the NBA. Okay, then maybe we'd have something to talk about. But Anthony Davis is objectively a good basketball player. I don't think this is evidence that the Lakers don't need Anthony Davis or anything like that. Frankly, I think that's a little.
"lebron james" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Like, he really, man, that looks that raging buffalo coming towards me. That looks really dangerous. Come on, man. Yeah, what's the funniest part of the video though? Russ. Yeah. Putting his hands up, Daniel Russell, I got, I gather. I got a technical. What do you mean I got him? You got to punch somebody, really? I mean, here's the thing. Go ahead throw and you do something, man. You really should do. And this is actually truly believe that. Should let him go. Should let him go and let him go to LeBron and see what happened. They vote for the past out and pay it. Nobody was gonna put nobody. I don't know about that. But Joe swang. No. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. You come up, swinging, as what you do. You don't go to a match when the man why you do that. Yo, I get you, I get you with that, but again, to me, it's about the blood, man. These NBA players, they don't want to be a meme, okay? They're not trying to live on the Internet for the next ten years. And to that same to that same message, LeBron doesn't want to get knocked out. He's like, wow, wow, he's grabbing all his teammates to build a wall. Deandre Jordan, come here, come on, help me with this boy later. He didn't want that either. And Andre, Jordan, shouldn't he be, shouldn't he be suspended or was he on the floor? Already. That's what he's there for for shit like this. I mean, but I mean, was he on the Florida claim? I want to say he was in the play, yeah. Okay, well in that case he would have been suspended. You know, he maybe he was on the flood. But but here's the thing thereby forgetting. The truth was up by 15 or 16 points at that time. The Lakers were given beat by the worst team in the league. That's when LeBron goes like that. Come on. That's when that happens. So look, and LeBron's on a dirty player. I think the dirty player, but when he's in the heat of the moment, he will do stuff like this. I believe. He's not a dirty player, but he did a dirty dirty move. How about that? Let's just get to the chase. I mean, that's accurate. You think his LeBron? And how many years 19 now, he's been this illegal, whatever numbers he's been to sleep. Have you ever seen LeBron James punch anybody? Much. I don't even I've never even seen him smells. That would be held to the no no. You've never seen LeBron James punch anybody. Man, you tell me the last person that actually threw a punch that I remember. Serge Ibaka. Now that my Serge Ibaka, the other been somebody knocked the hell out. That's what would have happened. But because neither one of these guys wanted to fight, you know, these, you know, they want to act like they want to hit somebody and when we have somebody at the elbow and all this stuff, that's what it boiled down to. All right, well, even so, even if that's the case, lapping around the court, where everyone's trying to continue and you're going into full sprint. You can't scare why people like that. Imagine take a holder's win there. Look at that dude..
"lebron james" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"If I get paid more money every time I see that, or say that, I'm going to be in business. So in regard to the issue with LeBron James on the floor, adult actress, pornographic star, Kendra lost bob Ryan. Do you know who Kendra lush is bob Ryan? No, I do not. He would not admit it. Maybe maybe Goodman does. Kendra lust has said that Isaiah Stewart is a fake tough guy. No, she said that Anthony Davis is a fake tough guy. So she is one of the most popular adult film actresses in the world. She has 7.2 million followers on Instagram and she says that Anthony Davis should have got involved. She says that Anthony Davis is soft. How do you feel about Kendra lust by? I guess she's entitled to her opinion as well. So I can tell you. I don't have any. I have no opinion about her. I'm sorry. I don't know anything about her. I just wanted to get a porn actress. This is pod. I'm sure you did, but I can't Jeff Goodman's dying right now. Bob, you're fine. We're taking you off the hook. I am because I think maybe ten ways worked with her before bob. I don't know. I don't know what she is either, but she may be honest something. She might pay the bills. Well, listen, Anthony Davis is not the toughest student in the world. Isaiah probably would have broken him in a house. And it's probably would have been out for the year. If he had gotten involved in the scalpel. So let's be honest. This is the right move for Anthony Davis. Anytime something breaks out, this is a guy who can get hurt anywhere anyplace in any way. Run the other way. Go ahead, get the hell out of there. And let Dwight Howard get in there and mix it up. Let him have some value for this team. But my guess is the white Howard probably ran in the tunnel on this when this whole thing was going on. Yeah, she said, something like Anthony Davis didn't want any of that smoke or something along those lines. Anyways, hey, look, 7.2 million followers on Instagram. Well, that's a few more that could not have any followers. I got to tell you that speaking of not wanting to get involved in a fracas story, I was sitting on the bench and my junior year at the lines for school. We're playing board in town military institute..
"lebron james" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast
"Not just football, better line is promo college troops and HL box and UFC. Favorite Vegas casino games? I want to see bob Ryan in Vegas. That's what I want. Really? That's a reality show. But a lot is the fastest and easiest way to bet on all your favorite sports that align with stuffed with deals of Thanksgiving. Thank you better in line for making this show possible. All right, guys, to me, the big story is, you know, LeBron James. Okay, we saw the video. We saw the incident Isaiah Stewart gets two games, which I can't believe that's all they got. That's beyond me. And LeBron James. Bob, I want to start with you about the altercation, you know, LeBron elbows the guy, didn't look attention. LeBron turned around and said, my bad, but Stuart goes crazy. And all your years of covering this league, how bad was this? Well, let's start with the incident. I mean, let's talk about the background. My first question was what was there something leading up to this? Was there a reason why LeBron James went out of character? He is not known for anything like this ever. Did I know of, okay? Right. He's not known for this. So was there something that started done earlier? And he said, all right, I had enough kid. I'm going to show you who's boss. Don't mess around with the king. Or something. I don't know. Okay, no, but look so that's a B and LeBron. It's nothing that LeBron is known for. Okay. He did it, though. And then it appears and certainly that's what his teammates think and I know in the Davis we saw the soundbite from him afterward said the bond immediately want to say, I'm sorry, okay, let's go. If that's the case, now everything is on Stewart. Yes, he's bleeding. Yes, this was I'm going to pick my words carefully. I've been covering this league directly for 52 years. Since 1969. I have never seen him terrifying person at the moment on the floor. Even including people who have thrown actual punches, you know, which you never got to do. You know, but that was a frightening, terrifying individual a large, powerful young man. Listed at two 50. God knows what he weighs who had a look of just frenzy. They couldn't subdue him. He wouldn't let it go. Wouldn't let it go. What triggered that? That's what I want to know. I don't know. Jeff, I watched him and I liked him in college and by the way, I thought he was and I have no idea he kind of reputation of any kind, Jeff, you would. Bob, I will tell you, he is the nicest kid the most soft spoken kid you will ever meet. He's 20 years old. I've spent an hour with him two years ago at Washington and I could not have been more impressed with Isaiah Stewart as a human being high character. Any anybody you talk to about Isaiah Stewart? Those are the first words that will come to their mouth. This high character, sweet, innocent, almost too nice off the court, but when he gets on the court. He is a man. Like he plays with a motor. That's what's got him into the league. That's what's gonna keep him in the league. His motor and listen, I don't know what it was exactly either, I don't know if it was one of the blood started flowing and he felt it that all of a sudden he lost it. But he lost it..
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Well, because flying on an ankle injury is not good, right? It's going to make it swell up. It's not a fun experience. So if there was no chance that LeBron would be available to play, he'd be at home. He wouldn't be traveling because why put him on a plane dealing with an ankle injury? So maybe there is a chance that he winds up playing. But of course, it's also possible that getting on the plane is what caused him to go from probable as we saw earlier today to suddenly questionable the next thing, you know, he was out. So we'll see, but to me, I do think if LeBron, if there was any chance he was going to play, that would make sense as far as why he's on the trip. If there was no chance, then he wouldn't be on the trip. Right. It doesn't make sense. And we saw it last season actually where LeBron was heard and they said, you know, just stay home and work on rehab. Don't bother coming on the trip. So, you know, to me, he had enough time to decide to stay home. He had ended up making the trip. Maybe it's a team chemistry bonding thing, but I would like to think that it's because there's an outside shot or not even an outside shot, but a decent shot that he does play. So that's what we're crossing our fingers. Well, you know Vogel's not gonna say it. He's not gonna say, he is one of those coaches that loves to wait until the last minute to tell anybody what his lineup is. He doesn't want anyone to go in advance if there's any if there's any sliver of doubt on anybody. He's like, well, we'll wait until we'll wait and see before game time. Or I'm not going to reveal that right now. Apparently it's a major strategic advantage, but I mean, I guess what it is, LeBron James, not knowing whether or not he's in or out can be a big deal. Yeah, it's like a baseball manager, not really announcing his lineup for his starting pitcher until they absolutely have to. So that's kind of how I picture vocal right now. I was like, you know what? I'm gonna wait. Let's just have all these guys. Let's have Trevor and Matt. And all these other Lakers bloggers and writers figure out whether or not LeBron's going to play until right at the cutoff at like four 30 or something. He just likes a flair for the dramatic, right? It's just a little bit of mystery mixed in there. That's what it is. All right, everybody, I think we should wrap things up there. Oh, somebody said man up with icy hot. Byron Scott, is that you? Come on. Come on, Byron. Telling everybody to man up. All right. Oh man. Any other Lakers fans? Byron Scott used to be the Lakers headquarters. And those were some of the worst seasons of my life as a fan. So for anyone complaining about a two two start and hitting the panic button already just no, we have been in worse foxhole than I can put it. Byron the foxholes. That's a guy. I'd like to be in the foxhole with her. With the arms crossed. And did you watch Dexter, Trevor? Didn't. I don't know if you watched it. I did not watch it. Okay, so for anyone in the chat who's watched Dexter, tell me right now, Byron Scott doesn't look like sergeant doakes. And Trevor, I'll send you a picture. Yeah, you'll have to send me a picture. Look, I'm from the showtime era. I love Byron Scott, but yes, those were his things..
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"So Avery Bradley was the only Laker who is healthy to not play LeBron James, Wayne Ellington, both not only technically Wayne Ellington was available to play, but Frank Vogel said unless it was a complete emergency. He wasn't putting a man. He still recovering from that hamstring strain. So the only truly healthy Laker to not play in this game, Avery Bradley, and this was a game where I thought the Lakers could have used some defensive help. So what gives? Matt, why do you think Avery Bradley was not part of the rotation tonight? Well, I don't know if you saw this flying around or floating around on the Twitter side, Trevor, but Avery Bradley actually put up no counting stats the last time you played with 20 plus minutes. That's hard to do. That's hard to do. It's like you're just getting cardio. Just getting your steps in for that day. But no, seriously, though, I think Frank looked at this game and said, you know, Austin Reeves, who I'm sure we'll also talk about was having a solid two way game for the most part. I thought he began was another spark, played a lot of minutes tonight. How many minutes he played? He played 30 minutes on the night tonight, Trevor. Quite a bump since the first game, right? And then also Malik monk just had it going. I thought he was really good connective tissue offensively as far as scoring from outside, PNR, you know, we have not given Malik monk enough praise for how he's handled the playmaking duty as a secondary ball handler. I thought he was fantastic tonight. He thought it was a really mean pocket pass and it made sure to tweet that out because I thought it was really impressive. Didn't always end up with an assist, but I think that having playmaking chops on a night where you're missing LeBron James is very important. So I think you know those two Reeves and monk proved that they deserve the lion's share of the minute. I did think there was some instances where we could have used Bradley, especially over rondo. The Westbrook and Rajon Rondo pairing was not my favorite of the night. If I had a critique Vogel tonight, that was definitely one of them where to me, it's a spacing issue. It's a defensive issue. So if you know if you're going to have two non shooting guards out there, I would at least prefer one of them to be a defensive minded one. So in that case, I could have definitely seen Avery Bradley as far playing over rondo in those kinds of minutes. But, you know, to tell you the truth, I really just think that Vogel wanted to make sure that the spacing was pristine for Russell Westbrook down the stretch. And I do think that reef showed enough playmaking and shooting to warrant those minutes over him..
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Two stars had to step up. In this case, both Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook did in LeBron's absence. That's exactly what we wanted to see. I don't think it's a surprise that this is Russ's best game by far given the lineup that Frank Vogel was trying to put him out there with as far as spacing the floor and giving him room to run to the rim, hence the 15 out of 27 from shooting. I thought he was relentless attacking to the basket. Obviously, the thunderous dunk in over time in the half court was impressive, got the crowd going, loved that. But that was basically Russ and attack mode all night, Russ with the space floor is the best version of Russell Westbrook. We saw it before, and now we're seeing it with the Lakers. So it's something that I hope the coaching staff and vulgar look to use going forward. But yeah, you'll take a win how you can get them, especially as the Lakers have looked so far and after those two game struggles to start the season, you absolutely are happy with where they're at now. Yeah, a 100%, right? You're happy that they got the win. There's some concerns, but the stars were able to step up. In fact, let's just let's get into it. The 360 award for tonight to the best star. Obviously, LeBron not in there. So he's not an option. So Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Matt, which one is getting the 360 award for you tonight? It's exactly Russell Westbrook. I think he was the engine tonight. Obviously AD was a spectacular deny, as well, like you mentioned 35.17 rebounds and four blocks. You know, you can make an argument for each of these guys. But I definitely think it was Russ because again, I think he was the one that really ignited the team, especially in the fourth quarter and over time. I think, you know, we've been talking so much about energy and effort, especially when we hammered those two points in the Lakers first two losses. So to see, you know, Russ really uplift the team and get them going. And to be honest, like, be the driving force that they needed to get over the hump and get over the finish line tonight. I think absolutely has to go to Russell Westbrook. See, so before we came on the air here, I told you I said you said who's going to be your 360? I said, it's going to be whichever one you don't pick. Because they were close enough to where you can make an argument for either guy. And I think that's a great thing. On a night whether LeBron James isn't an action, you've got both guys making big plays for the Lakers. You've got Anthony Davis 15 for 31 shooting 17 big.
"lebron james" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Just picked up an overtime win. Joining me is Matthew optimist Peralta mad. The Lakers beat the spurs. I feel like I just lost years off of my life that was a stressful another stressful game, but a win nonetheless. Yeah, at this point, given the Lakers were without LeBron James, first road trip. Clearly still figuring things out defensively, which I'm sure we'll talk about. I think you have to be just looking for wins at this point, no matter how you can get them. Although I will say that, I wish the winds were not in these kinds of fashions where they're down to the wire and like you said, I feel like I'm a young 27 Trevor, but I definitely feel a lot older today than I did yesterday. Technically I am, huh? But way older. But like a lot, not just a day. I don't like a lot. Well, welcome in everybody. If you're coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome, we're going to be taking your questions and comments. If you're listening to the podcast version of this, make sure you do follow us on Apple podcasts, Spotify, wherever it is that you listen to podcasts, cast box, whatever. Make sure you do follow us there and leave us a rating and review preferably a 5 star rating if you don't mind. All right, so the Lakers get the win over the San Antonio spurs the LeBron list Lakers the Lakers decided to rest LeBron James, dealing with an ankle injury from last game, Desmond baine got knocked into LeBron's leg by Dwight Howard and resulted in an ankle injury and now LeBron, he was first probable then questionable then, no, just kidding, he's out and not playing for this one. We'll have to wait and see if he plays tomorrow night in Oklahoma City. That's right. The link yourself to play another game in like 21 hours after this overtime game. But Anthony Davis 35.17 rebounds four assists four blocks 15 to 31 shooting Russell Westbrook. This is the Russ. We were hoping to see 33 points ten boards 8 O 6 three steals, 15 of 20 7 shooting. Russell Westbrook, getting it done with LeBron James off the floor ten points chipped in from. That's right. That cagey veteran, Austin Reeves, HBK. Chips in ten points of his own for the Lakers and 17 for Malik monk who I thought had a very nice game, especially in the offensive end. The spurs were not going away. You got 27 points from Jakob pearl. Yeah. That's pretty much my reaction to Matt 27 and 14 from Jacob pearl 13 to 17 shooting dejante Murray, 21 points for him to go along with 12 boards in 15 it says that's right, the Lakers defense gave up a triple double to dejante Murray. 21 points for Lonnie walker who was 7 of ten shooting 5 of 7 from three. So if you're looking for the random role player that just blows up against the Lakers out of nowhere, it's Lonnie walker. Oh, wait, but it's also Devin vassell who dropped 19 points with 7 rebounds something only the Lakers seem to get on a night tonight basis. Matt, at the end of the day, though, they get the win. And that's the important part here. They got the W two and two on the season. We talk about process over results, but still, it feels a lot better when you get a win. Right. The wind's always make the process part, you know, worth it at the end..
"lebron james" Discussed on SmartLess
"One of the he was one of the earliest people i sent to to michael our producer deceive we get and i honestly had forgotten that i'd put him down as one of the people. I'd love to grab on my list. and then he sent me a text couple of days ago saying so. The browns people Reach out they can do it on this day. But only this time i was like. Oh my god that's right. The punchy like i've been like a panic for like thirty six hours. I we're we're we're gonna be talking to lebron james and then doing the research looking at his just like this i just i. It's it's it makes her neck. I mean after only it was only a couple of weeks ago that we had to throw and then now we have. I didn't think we can get any. It's i know because we were so scraping with justin and his stories about growing up. And i don't want any peace has gotten you know what i mean. But the rose by justin's wikipedia page. Mike shoulders is you know. There's there's there's a comparable element there on the shoulders. But i don't know why but whenever we meet like just huge gigantic celebrities like lebron james. I'm so surprised that they're just normal down to earth people like he's so down to urban though he's he's literally huge gigan- yeah yeah and off the earth and spent a lotta time off the earth in the air. He's got great. Great leaps are incredible vertical. Yeah right but you know. We are very generous with our. Oh my gosh. This person was so great and we love them. And they're so down there. But genuinely this guy i mean he could. He doesn't need to talk to us. he doesn't even know. And jason. you're right we do. We do do that a lot. We do that a lot of the episodes. We're like oh my god. This person was so great and we do feel that way in the moment. We're not lying. We we really liked the people. But this guests could literally qualify as the greatest of all time and i could go on forever but let's not. Let's let's give the listeners what we promised which was a little bit more detail on our tour. Yes all right. Let's get back to the tour six cities so we. We started toronto massey hall wednesday february the second chonburi fourth. We go to boston massachusetts at trying to pronounce bacher or botched center wang theater doing theater. Yup and then february fifth brooklyn new york at king's theatre yup february eighth chicago illinois at the chicago theatre. Yes sean. and then where. We going february ninth jason. Can you guess driving. Had we're going to wear to trust we're gonna fly between those and then from chicago. We're going to just up the up the coast there a little bit The lake coast not really on the coast. No it's more sensuous nowhere near the coast but go ahead the coast the coast of the lake right. Sure not on the milwaukee end up going madison wisconsin at the orpheum theatre to see. Tracy my sister wednesday february nine. Tracy you better start laying out your outfit right now. 'cause you're coming up on stage and then we end on february twelfth. Which is saturday in los angeles california at the orpheum theatre and just like the show We can announce who the guests are. Those will be a surprise problem the night. But here's what's really really cool for you guys who have been so awesome and kind and loving to be listening to us all the time we wanted to give you guys something an exchange which is a head. Start on tickets so if you go to smart lists dot com and put in the password. Which is tracy bow. The knee spelled with an e. t. r. a. c. e. y. You get a head start on tickets before the rest of the general audience so when you want to go in and you want to buy tickets to this tour you just use the code. Tracy t. r. a. c. e. y. right cranked. And it's starting today monday nine. Am eastern through thursday at ten pm. Local time and tickets go on sale to the public. This friday at ten. Am local time. 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"lebron james" Discussed on SmartLess
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What's ladder so ladder is a supplement is a powder form supplement. That you put into water has electrolytes we also have Like pre and post workouts. So what happened was the two thousand twelve by caught cramps during the nba. Finals and my legs. I could not get the cramp route. So i was able to work with some Scientists from harvard and other institutions. Able to find all organic product that helps out with electrolytes and to the system faster and it stopped. I haven't had haven't had that problem and nine years. After i want some of that we have to. You guys got it recorded here. I'm going to you guys love that. Lebron i wanna know like you know everybody associated with the obvious things that we see the talent and basketball the talent on the screen when you decide to address what is the thing that would be so surprised. Like would i ever find you at the hollywood bowl. Listening to some classical music was funny that you say that i love classical music like if you if you were to happen to pull up on a side and be when. I'm not in the dark dark car you could catch me out of light. Listen and says some old beethoven mozart. Come on that's as opposed to the new ones. I'm fully. i'm fully addicted to that stuff. And so shaun. Shaun classically trained pianist. Right yeah And that's cool. I love that now. Are you ever listening to classical music on your headphones. As you're getting ready to play or you listen to something. That's that gets gets a blood flow in a little bit more now listening to some get the blood flow a little bit more for sure for sure and that changes each game or is there like a to that. If you you need to really get it going like who is it. You wanna share it. It's not it's like it changes. It's not going to you know you know. I'm listening to a lot of like hardcore hip hop you know it could be like the wu tang or it'd be like You know some some some early diem eggs some nwea you know. I wanna get into a real or even like eminem like when he was doing his thing like a high level too. So like you know. Tap into a to a whole 'nother. I'm not the father at home with the kids. Lebron when tap into that mode. I'm ready for war. War should listen to our podcast before the game. Coming in give you the fighting spirit. Tell us a little bit about about space jam before we before we let you go. You've been very generous with your time. But i'm very very curious about about this because that's that was a great first film this this this one is Pick up where it left off. How is it. How's it different than what is different First of all totally different from the first one that came out twenty five years ago. But i was very intimidated just from when i got when a script came to me and i'll set it on my desk. I was very intimidated. Because i understand you know the legacy behind the first one. I know i was. I was one that was like at all of it. I was twelve years old or eleven when it first came out and love the looney tunes. Obviously my ass for michael jordan is out of his world so very intimidated. But i was able to get myself to a point where i was like. I wanna i wanna do this. I felt like you know the space jam. Legacy is so iconic is so great. I wanted to be a part of the legacy and obviously the movie is now called. A legacy is kind of how about but We were able to. I worked with a great director of malcolm. Lee don cheetos is in a film as well opera. He's so i love him. He's helped me out a lot when we're all set but i just dove into it. I gave everything to all that green screen. And all that. I need you to look over here and just trust later. We're gonna we're gonna paint in a little character. You gotta look at like a little stand with an x. On it it's like working with just a nightmare right sean. Or the green screen. Green screen gives more. It was a nightmare the first few weeks. Of course it's weird right it so he's super weird because they're like no no no you're you're you're you have to be looking up so is that was that like a three picture deal or we're going to see how the first one goes or what did you do. Is it just the one. no no. it was just the one But i mean. Let's i'll be hearing so much about people's reaction to a so far. It has actually seen a movie so far screen. And so you know warner you know wants to Tackle it again. I wouldn't mind trying to see. We could fit the right script in and and keep it going but i think this one is gone on surprise a lot of people. This is a family movie as a family movie with a lot of last obviously a lot of looniness dealing with the damn tunes they daughter excited about it or are yourself or what. My daughter is super excited about it She doesn't know. I mean she's too young to know about the original tunes but now because of our dads she's getting back into the sat and was she like. Wow look yup. My my whole family stopped by set. You know a few times and they just like wow and my boys are sixteen fourteen. They only care about how. Cool that the person that's playing them in the movie. Looks like daddy look like me as he wear. My hairstyle is dressed in a right way. Like i don't want to buy plan me. Not lonely kassim actors to play your son's yes. We cast actors to kind of look like my family. We changed the names but they are yes. I got older son younger son and a daughter and a wife in the movie. so yes. that's kinda. Your kids didn't have approval over that casting. No i didn't let them because they would've took too long to work and after after a long hours did you mix them up. All the kids much almost fixing family whole ones logs on fixing to whitehall was good. Yeah right so so lebron. Let me ask you after all this stuff and everything. You're doing get back to to basketball. You've had a lot of the lakers already. I don't wanna put you on the spot. But i mean you could conceivably just keep going. You're so good at what you do. You're still the top of the game. How long do you see yourself playing for the lakers. And how cool is it. Playing for the lakers. At great storied franchise. Yeah i may. I truly hope that. I can finish my career with the lakers. And how many years that is if this is four five six whatever said we all continue to play a game you know. I love being in. La my family loves being la. Being historical franchise like the lakers or something like is like me being a space jam now. I never thought it'd be possible. You'd think about kareem magic and will in jay west and elgin baylor. Kobe shack off. The whole list goes on and louis k lewis case. You did a great louis case. The greatest lakers fan of all time. Greatest well lebron. Can't thank you enough for spending some time with us. Really exciting thrill. We're all huge huge fans of yours and Feel very very flattered that you each spent some time with us so thank appreciates as the wheel shot. Appreciate me you guys purchase. Oh man yeah. All right pal wait man such guys thank you bye bye. I could've talked to him all day. But i wanted to his his time. He had a hard out. And i think we chess we were like one minute over it but man i couldn't i could talk to him forever. A cool bowl career. He's had so. I have to be honest. Like i was floored to studying. Lebron james like look peron gbs living legend crazy.
"lebron james" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"My guests are business leaders politicians and reporters driving the day's biggest stories. Joined by jalen. Rose bill ackman. Thank you so much. Senator amy klobuchar. Thank you dan steven soderbergh andrew yang. Thank you. it's a pleasure you can find. Axios recap on apple or spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. What's up open floor. This is benghazi with the washington post. I am joined on the other line by michael. The pod pena of sports illustrated. Now michael you. And i tape about one hundred podcast a year. They can't all be good. News happy podcasts. And unfortunately i feel like this one was kind of a nightmare scenario over the weekend for the nba. You look around boom one day. Lebron james goes down with a high ankle sprain. Boom the next day lamelo ball. Probably the most exciting rookie. We've seen maybe outside zion williamson in. The last. five years goes down with a fractured wrist. And now we're all sitting around looking at an mba in advance of the trade deadline. That's missing an awful lot of star players. I think steph curry got injured recently. Joel ebeid's obviously been out. Kevin durant may never return. Hopefully at some point we get to watch katie. Play basketball michael. It's been a really tough run from the injury perspective. And i think the only place to start here really is with lebron james and the impacts on the los angeles lakers titled defense. Now i'm going to start this off with kind of an open ended question for you michael. And you know apologies. Kind of the The crude framing here but on a one to ten scale. How screwed are the los angeles lakers right now because if you go back to before valentine's day they were absolutely cruising looking like easily the championship. Favourite right now. They're in a situation where they still don't know precisely. When anthony davis is going to return to the lineup with his calf injury and now lebron could miss something like a month. Potentially with a high ankle sprain which is certainly a more severe injury than your typical ankle. Sprain they're going to try to make with guys like dennis schroder kyle kuzma mantras herrell. And they're going to really lean on their defense which has been really strong so far this season. But this is the nightmare. Scenario for frank vogel. So what do you think. Michael one to ten. How screwed are the los angeles lakers right now. So i see this question. Through two separate lenses the first is obviously..