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The Truth Behind the Cancellation of 'AJ After Hours'
"Turns out Mindy Herman was scared should have talked shows more than we knew because of that because of the tragedy of the Magic Johnson show. Magic was just bad on TV. It took him years to learn how to talk on TV. He wasn't ready then as a result, it all fell back on many of the blowback hit her hard. So she was petrified of talk shows, but she would never say that to our face. And I knew that things were bad because right before the talk show aired the advertising budget was cut in half. One minute on being in every magazine and newspaper in America, I'm on buses in Los Angeles by face, mildly faced with AJ after hours. I'm everywhere. The last two weeks before the show, I'm nowhere to be found. And the show was gonna run at midnight, then I went to one 30, then 2 o'clock in the morning. Who the fuck's up? The shelves from milkmen and vampires. Who's gonna watch your show with that hour, right? As my father would say, whores and milk men are up at that hour. So I was, I was doomed. It was doomed, right? And that cancellation when I finally got the word, I'm at the hotel. I've told you this story before and gave me for a minute. At the time, my assistant was my girlfriend and she was with me the whole way. And as we're getting ready for the 5th taping, Chris Rock was on that night, some good guess. She gets a phone call. Oh, it's John. John riber. Hold on. John says don't come downtown. It wouldn't mean don't come down. I'm going to tape the show. No, John says there's no shelter tonight. I go, happy to not be a shell tonight. Chris Rock's here. We're doing a show. No. So I got on the phone, John tells me, and he was crushed. It wasn't his call, but he said, we're not going to pull the show. Mindy wants to pull
"magic johnson" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Purposes of discussion. The warriors were, I think, the number two defense in the NBA this season, and mine Boston. And draymond green was going to be defensive player of the year after the first like two, two and a half months before he got hurt. Draymond green is still an awesome, awesome defensive player. And as you noted, he has done almost everything to bottle up jokic, you know, there's some Kavanaugh Looney in there as well. There's team defense in there. There's a lot of things in there. The warriors are great defensive team. When they're at full strength and they're pretty close to full strength right now, and the only opening that I thought the nuggets, I didn't think this was going to be a close series. I thought the only opening the nuggets had given it that they are down in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter junior was that Steph Curry, his health was up in the air. As soon as Steph Curry was cleared to play, even with a minister restriction coming off the bench, okay. Your window just got slammed shut. Denver, I'm sorry. But if anything, this is a case where everybody kind of, I think, slept on the warriors. They underestimated the warriors. And I said this before the postseason started. If the warriors are at full strength, I absolutely believe they can win the west that they can knock off Phoenix and return to the finals. And we're seeing that right now. You know, it's going to be popular to pig pile on jokic if they get broom out of this series, but I'm watching that game last night and I'm wondering, where's the help for jokic? Where is teammates? Where are the guys that made shots during the regular season? Aaron Gordon combined in this series is 6 for 19. He is one for 7 from three point range. He has been a non factor on both ends in this series. This is the guy that in the absence of Murray and Porter junior, they kind of count on in Denver to be a top option for that team. And he just hasn't shown up in this series. So, you know, jokic, one thing about jokic two, I'll say this. I don't know what's happened to his three point shot, but it's gone right now. I mean, it's gone. You look at the last few months and I was looking at this watching him just whiff on three points after three. He's zero for 7, I think, from three in this series. 43% of his threes in January. That was a high watermark. Made 31% in February. 23% in March, 15% in April and has not made one in this series so far. That three point shot is broken Howard. So every time he steps out there and jacks up a three, I know it looks cool because it's a high arcing shot and maybe every so often it's gonna go in, but that's a win if you're Denver. He's gonna shoot threes over draymond green. You take that if you're Golden State. You take that as a victory. That's not gonna win you a series if you do. It's not gonna win you a game. If you Denver, you need yogic to play in the paint, get layups, be physical, get green to foul trouble, pass out of the post when they send double teams at you. You've gotta win that way. Shooting threes, especially when you're jump shots broken. That's not gonna get it done. Yeah, interesting too, just to look at his assists. He's got ten assists over two games. I mean, this is a guy who ever just 7 8 assists per game in his career part of why he's been an MVP once before and might be again is because he does such a great job at being the offensive fulcrum for that team and getting shots for teammates and they got to make those shots of course for him to get those assists that he is got only ten through two games. It was an indicator that his teammates are not there to help him out right now. I don't know if that's just playoff tightness. I don't know if that's, again, the warriors are a great defensive team. But yeah, jokic, his value, his, and the reason again that he's been an MVP and could be again is because he's not just a dominant scorer. He's a great playmaker. He makes his teammates better and right now that that entire ecosystem for the nuggets is just freeing before our eyes. Yeah, yeah, well, we'll see what happens when we head back to Denver. Maybe they can rediscover what they had there. So all right, Howard, good stuff, I'm sure we'll discuss how people hate our ballots for coach of the year next week when we're not doing this pot. Always a pleasure my friend. When we come back, my conversation with Magic Johnson. American corn farmers, a proud and chosen profession inspired through generations. Tested, resilient, and committed to giving back as much as they're growing, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with every bushel. While replenishing every increasingly precious resource, like the reduction of soil loss by 40% with every acre grown in a world where sustainability matters more than ever, we need all the help we can get, and there's no greater resource than the capable hands of American corn farmers. It's the NBA player. We set the clock. 82 games later and we're back to a blank slate. We've got over 7 decades of history behind us. Legendary status in front of us and each win is a step towards greatness. Here take 48 minutes to show out in a couple seconds to send them packing until only one team is left standing. It's gone. NBA playoffs continue on ABC ESPN TNT and NBA TV. Well, Magic Johnson is an NBA Hall of Famer and NBA champion, one of the greatest players in basketball history and his life will be explored in great detail as part of a new documentary series called they call me magic that can be seen exclusively on Apple TV plus. The four part series debuts on April 22nd on the streaming service and magic joins me here on the show. So magic, you have lived a pretty public life over the years. There's been a lot written about you, there have been documentaries about you, what more will people learn about magic in this one? Well, I think it's coming from my, from my voice, from my own words, from the people, not only from me, but also the people who lived through these moments as well. You know, not somebody's opinion of me or somebody's opinion on what happened, now you get the real Lakers talking about showtime, you know, careen, Cooper, Byron Scott, Jamal Wilkes, norm Nixon, Jerry West, coach Riley, the real Lakers, Jeannie buss talking about her father and what it meant Paula Abdul. So about the Laker girls on and on and on. And so that's very important. And then my journey from all the way from high school all the way to the NBA and to now as a CEO, that's never been told before. My journey through life, the ups and downs. So we got a lot of ups, you know, high moments, and they're just some low moments. So I think that just walking everybody through the journey, how I reinvented myself, I always been an amazing run, but also how, you know, it's been some difficult times too. So you're telling me the HBO show is not an accurate depiction of the showtime Lakers. I haven't seen it, but of course I know it's not because nobody was. Nobody seems to think so. No, there's.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Says He Holds His Breathe During Maskless Photos
"But I want to talk about mayor Eric garcetti from Los Angeles Now mayor garcetti I talked about it earlier And he was under fire earlier this week in the middle of the week They were saying oh my gosh but you know you're such a hypocrite You're a Magic Johnson here with this one year with that when you're taking all these pictures with no mask on how dare you sir how dare you do that And he said well well chill chill chill See the thing is I did do the selfies but I didn't inhale It was like a Bill Clinton line I smoke but I didn't have you know I don't do a good Clinton but I'll work on that In the meantime mister britisher go for it I wore my mask the entire game and when people ask for a photograph I hold my breath and I put it here and people could see that This is 0% chance of infection from that I hope my brother So that's right he's self feed and he did not
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Gives Ridiculous Response to Maskless Photos
"This Los Angeles mayor one of the big dummies that insisted on lockdowns and shutdowns and punishing people and mandates and mask mandates and businessman. Well, he got caught posing for a bunch of pictures, along with that horrific governor they have in California. Gavin Newsom posing maskless in big crowds at the big NFC championship football game. When garcetti got caught because Magic Johnson tweeted a series of photos from the event. Magic Johnson was the bad guy here. He should have never said on any pictures. But he did and look you there. Eric garcetti, where's your mask? Where's your mask bear garcetti? You're making everybody else be punished for not wearing a mask? Where's yours? You're not letting your firing people. People can't go eat. People can't do things. Oh, you have an explanation, Merrick garcetti? Well, do tell. Let's listen. And this is not a this is not a comedian. This is not an actor portraying Los Angeles Merrick garcetti. This is actually the mayor of Los Angeles explaining why he posed maskless for pictures at the NFC championship game. And when people ask for a photograph, I hold my breath, and I put it here and people get to see that. Yuri, you got to play it again. I mean, I know people can't believe what they just heard. I know it was
Newsom, Garcetti Slammed for Maskless Photos at Rams-49ers Game
"These rules that are being thrown out for average Californians, yet you have Gavin Newsom, who is just caught on video at the big football game over the weekend, taking pictures with Magic Johnson, sitting without a mask in the stands. Now I want him to do that. I'm not mad that he was taking pictures without a mask on. I just want him to give other Californians and by extension people across the country the choice to decide whether they want to wear one mask 12 masks, no mask, but at least being able to make the decision for what's right for them and for their kids.
Gov. Newsom Criticized Again for Not Wearing a Mask
"Governor Gavin Newsom there he is at SoFi. That's the stadium out here and that they built for the rams and for the Chargers. Privately built and there was Gavin Newsom. Along with the mayor of LA and Magic Johnson, lord knows he doesn't have any comorbidities. All three of them not wearing masks. Despite the fact that LA county Department of Health states on his website, everyone in LA county over two years old, well, so then I guess maybe Gavin Newsom made the cut. Everybody in LA county over two years old must wear a mask in all indoor public places and an outdoor mega events whether they have been vaccinated or not. And the LA county public health director Barbara Ferrer affirmed the requirement before the championship quote there is a masking requirement even though its outdoors unless actively eating and drinking. During the rams forty-niners game, at SoFi,
NBA marks 75th year: A look at the 80's
"Julius Julius Dr Dr J. J. Erving Erving and and NBA NBA hall hall of of Famer Famer and and in in NBA NBA and and ABA ABA champion champion says says players players in in the the eighties eighties the the league league success success to to the the previous previous generation generation shoulders shoulders we we wish wish all all cool cool you you know know who who was was right right many many many many years years yeah yeah Robert Robert S. S. and and Riley Riley of of three three time time NBA NBA coach coach of of the the year year says says the the league's league's popularity popularity exploded exploded because because of of the the rivalry rivalry between between the the Celtics Celtics Larry Larry Bird Bird and and the the Lakers Lakers Magic Magic Johnson Johnson so so to to run run this this is is the the media media also also played played up up the the rivalry rivalry and and help help make make the the NBA NBA as as popular popular as as it it has has become become a a norm norm hall hall
Magic Johnson Tweets Giannis & KD Are Coming for LeBron's Throne
"Magic johnson. took note of janas historical finals performance. Last night after the big man dropped fifty points and won his first title. Magic tweeted this. Watch out lebron katie. And janas are right. They're coming for your throne
"magic johnson" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"With us here in the studio accused. Just been telling magic about how he could just easily get five points. Nba game. i got six five. You gotta draw. What is that. What you're getting points. Because if i if i go to the cup yeah at some point. They're going to get an one. And i'm confident about my free throw ability but wait. Never mind that. Because i'm gonna go to the cup and somebody's got touch me and irrevocable kiesha the auto start dreaming water all the time and i can't get that foul j. foul number thirty to push it in. I know to wear a helmet but expressions the core would just be. I mean that would be like a sports doc maternity. Aj i understand. Ben simmons is struggling and stuff like that but it's all about the confidence man who the mental confidence. Think about this though. What if the sixers kept jimmy butler. Instead got rid of being simmons. Where would they beat worse. Two things that they probably looking at it now saying man. And that's keeping jimmy but also not trading for jane's james harden reported the rockets. That's right they wanna been. They didn't wanna probably throw him into the deal and see been. It's time for a change. Yeah it's time for a change because he can't recover from this. The locker room won't recover from it and So when they went to the hacker shack. Basically the hacker simmons that just that just killed them so that that's him first. Let's get down to the real nitty gritty of this whole thing. They gave away game five. See first of all you got to close that game out. We wouldn't be talking about ben. Simmons they awesome along. they're going back to game. Five series should be over. it should have been over. They gave that game away being twenty some points What fifteen sixteen going into the fourth quarter. And that killed him right there. I told everybody series is over because now you can't recover. You gave atlanta the confidence. See when you get playing against a young team like the hawks you got to squash them when you can. You gotta beat them when you can when you let them get life. That was it that game that was that was the game that really hurt them. And then you get to the game Game five and they started down in violence. Simmons that just took him right out. Look at game six. He act like he didn't what into game six game seven. It carried over to game seven and so he has to now. i think. Get with some i in the summer. Get his confidence back up. He has to get back into the gym but he needs to be somewhere else. You're saying yeah. He's got to be somewhere else. He over locker room. So yeah people are gonna trusty locker room and the fans the fans you you you can't you can't recover from this so he will always go ahead. Go ahead go ahead. You're always such a great team. Like i saw the way in critical moments how you would bill players up around because you knew that conference was imperative right so then i'm watching the end of the game and get it everybody's frustrated but joel embiid says i don't know how to say it but i thought the turning point was when he had an open shot we had open shots. We missed and we may want free throw like it almost feels like a. Where's the hey we didn't do it. we didn't do it. Feels like law. That shifting goes even internally on. Ben simmons. And i just i get it. He could have shot the ball but like i don't like the fact that it all goes on ben simmons when they could've closed out game by game six. Well that's why. I said i got game five right jay and then and then you already know philadelphia. Love the sixes man. The fans you know right now on talk radio who they appoint them and so and j you and i know playing the point guard position brother that we have to be the leaders right. We have to step up. And so he's a soft leader in terms of soft spoken and And if you don't deliver during crunch time j. The fingers go get pointed. It's like playing the quarterback position in the nfl. If you if the team loses they point at the quarterback right so they gonna point the fingers at ben simmons so to me jay I said from the very beginning losing game five. If they would've won game five. That probably would have gave him the confidence that he needed. But give coach. Mcmillan a lotta credit. And i'm so happy. I let me let me go to this because i couldn't wait to get on the show. They should fire the president and gm at indiana pacers see. They pointed the finger at military death that it was his fault that they didn't get out the first round they hired this do and one year and one year team imploded. Yes yes so. Who's for is it now. The owner guy look up and say man. You know what i think you two are the two guys that are the problem and i'm so happy. That ney is advancing. He's showed everybody he could coach. Because everybody wouldn't have thought about. Let me just file been simmons all the time in the fourth quarter. Send them to the line and once he missed those first couple he just kept filing and he had no confidence so again j. I think you're right. It's not all been simmons and to danny green hurt that situation to jay. If danny green was playing. I think he would have helped been a lot right. But when danny green got hurt. He had that veterans sitting there lifting among giving him the confidence byron. Scott i remember when We play the celtics and and Couple of games. He wasn't hitting his shop right but we need it byron to win. Yeah so man. I would cut obama man come on man. You have a good game in boston. God we need you of our him up man. He came out scored twenty seven points. That game we end up winning in boston garden so they needed a good corner man. He didn't have one he didn't have somebody in his ear on this team. And maybe the first start is the best thing for him. And we'll see lakers big true. Oh oh we can't talk about the lakers coming up next because we do have magic johnson here in studio for a little bit longer and the question will ask him coming up next. Is ken lake win. Another title with lebron. That's next they with thanks for listening to keyshawn. J. willin to make sure to subscribe rate and review. You can hear the show live weekdays at six eastern on. Espn radio espn news. All we ever distributor audio.
"magic johnson" Discussed on Get Up!
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"magic johnson" Discussed on Get Up!
"Sixers win if he needs a new start a fresh start. So it's time to trade him and it'll be good for the sixers as well as good for ben and his confidence. He needs to get with a veteran So that they can probably bring that confidence back and and make him understand that if you aggressive and makes the team better and then you gotta work on your shot. Lanta hawks did coach. Mcmillan did a wonderful job saying okay. Game five is where the sixers losses series is not last night and it was game five. They were up twenty some point. They should have won. That game. didn't close them out but coach mcmillan started the hacker simmons and he didn't shoot free throws well carried the game six and game seven and now with the fan base being great fan base in philadelphia. And you already know all the talk now centers around him you see in. Be saying what he said. I think it's time for rich. Paul who is aged got it. Now get him out of philadelphia. It'd be good for both parties. What i made said for those of you with us earlier was basically he thought. The game turned in that one moment when simmons passes up the shots so so many different places. I can take this with you because you are among other things a former executive so you know about the wheeling and the dealing. He's got four years in one hundred. Forty six million dollars left on his contract and the whole league just saw what we just saw. So what can they get for him. Why are they getting a great player in return for him were they messed up. And then get james harden. That's you know he was supposed to be the centerpiece right. That's what the rockets woman..
"magic johnson" Discussed on Get Up!
"This is going to be a really tough spot for them. It's worth pointing out. They have he has four years in one hundred and forty six million dollars left on his contract. That said big perk. Does it have to end here. I think what's act is telling us is that they're not getting a king's ransom back for ben simmons but in your view even if they cannot do you believe that is a move they have to make gravy you the hit you will wanna classic the one i said before this situation. In philadelphia's philadelphia is dead birds. All grass is over. You gotta get. Ben simmons xanadu listening to joel and be listening to doc rivers is overweight and green and can we can have a segment on here real quick about i told you soda zach lowe. Bring them back up on the screen. I need to see him. When i'm talking to because i told them about a lot of things that was happen throughout the course of this series. That's only mentor. Halt going gonna win. I told him that the bucks was going to win. I told them the recall. Our was not going to be the coach of the dallas mavericks. I was just waiting on a moment to get zach lowe on national television to sit up here and tell you i told you so. Hey it goes all did you tell me that. James harden pull his hamstring seventeen seconds into the series and they land honest and the box early one anyway dame barely want anyway come up matters as i said books and seven would happen books and said he did not park ave tracking. Every i'm tracking every perk prediction from now on. I'm going to hit you when you're wrong. You carry the hell on this morning park. Okay fair enough to you. I like it. Listen there's nothing. I love more than rubbing people's face in it but when one said that. Zack here because this was supposed to be it for philly. The nets got to your point. Got knocked out on the other side of the draw. They're playing in atlanta team. That for the remarkable run. They had in the second half of the season. Not reminding anybody of the eighty-sixth celtics. So what do we say. Philadelphia is is this officially the end of the process. The process is bent over. The process was gathering the assets. They got all the ss some hit. Some missed this is the team.
"magic johnson" Discussed on Get Up!
"A whole lot. More magic we'll be here in our studio and then the time maybe in greenback. Why suddenly looks like this could end far better and far sooner than we expect it all that more in this hour. Let's get off here on. Espn with the game of the night. Game seven in philly sixers. Joel embiid trae young. What a game pick it up on the fourth entering the period trae young really struggling. Just eleven points stayed with the little room here under seven minutes to play. Hawks get within two under four to play now tied at eighty-six they needed a europe. And that man's name was kevin working on seth curry that scored atlanta the league three and a half to go. Here's the play. Everyone is talking about ben simmons. That's an uncontested but instead he gives it up from a t. Stibal through would split. A pair of free throws and said simmons did not take a shot in the fourth quarter. Three minutes to go up one young nearly loses it then he throws it up. Ben capella throws it down to three point. Line leap thirty seconds later. Same score young so called host of the night. Stay with it and drills the twenty nine footer. He would score twenty one minute left. It's harder again. He was the hero. Twenty seven on the night this one here he's fouled hitting the head by simul he'd make all three free throws so it's a four point philadelphia deficit next possession season on the line strip the other way. The nilo gallinari uncontested. Oh my goodness atlanta wins it. One zero three ninety six. They take game seven on the road. They advanced to the east final. Take on the bucks and afterwards so nanny western beyond.
Frozen Envelope Draft of 1985
"The early nineteen eighties. We're filled with connick basketball stars. Magic johnson larry bird and kareem abdul-jabbar are just a few legends. That played during this era celebrity players. Thrilled fans with their incredible skills on the court but some behavior was not worth celebrating on august twentieth. Nineteen eighty the la times reported on multiple accounts of cocaine abuse by nba athletes. The general manager of the utah jazz even speculated that there wasn't a single team in the league that didn't have a drug problem new york knicks star. Micheal ray. Richardson had five. Documented stays at rehabilitation clinics new jersey nets. Forward bernard king had been arrested for cocaine. Possession has had hawks guard eddie johnson. Some estimates claimed seventy five percent of all. Nba players drugs. These habits culminated in the death of shooting guard. Terry furlough furlough died in a fatal car accident. In nineteen eighty an autopsy found ballum and cocaine in his blood. Substance abuse also made players vulnerable to all sorts of criminal activity f. b. i. File suggest that during the nineteen eighty one eighty two season at least three new york knicks players were indebted one of the largest drug dealers on the east coast. These debts lead the knicks to participate in point shaving or intentionally missing shots in order to get a particular score this way. Their drug dealer could place a bet on that score and because of the players cooperation he was guaranteed to win. It was the players way of paying him. Back drugs also wreaked havoc on the players. Mental and physical health stimulants like cocaine can increase in violent behavior. And in this era many players had an extremely physical style of play
Michael Wilbon on Basketball Hall of Fame Weekend
"Late on sunday night and of the many differences between you and tony kornheiser who goes to bed before nine. Thirty your ability to thrive in the evening that might be. The biggest distinction might be more similar than people know. We're willing to admit a public. But yeah i don't i don't get goin' get two or three o'clock in the afternoon as you already. Yes so when you get going in two or three o'clock and you live out twelve hour just a twelve hour day you've got gotta go to two or three o'clock in the morning. Tony starts at four o'clock in the morning. There's nowhere to go where we go with that. Getting up at four is the craziest thing ever well where he is not going. Mike as of yet at least is where you just were over the weekend because user are officially a member of the basketball hall of fame. You just got back from your induction so allow me to be is at the nine th person the ten millionth person to tell you. Congratulations can i get in at that point in the long wave before. You're waiting for that one. But i will tell you that myself on that level with with hall of fame going to do that vulnerable wanna pulitzer prize. I could lord. That were people. Because that's the industry man and that's our ultimate hall of fame and i ain't gonna win windows' there are people who win this weekend. I mean i stood After the speech and i looked out there and people are getting a standing ovation yulia serving. And it's charles in it's magic johnson. Like like that's not a reverse situation and mike tyson. Mike is that
Suns Edge Bucks 128-127 After Foul in Final Second of OT
"Chris Paul moved up to the NBA record books and the sun's pull out of one twenty eight what twenty seven double overtime thriller over the box Devin Booker had a team high twenty four he was followed with point three seconds left made the first free throw intentionally missed the second and the sons had themselves a big road victory the town's going down and not charge gets us part of your and then I'll make the first move you know don't give much answered this is like the sons had a rally in regulation to force overtime they were down seven with about forty half minutes left Paul had twenty two points thirteen assists and moved ahead of Magic Johnson in the fifth place on the all time assists list Chuck Freeman Milwaukee
Who Invented the High Five?
"The origin of the high five is kind of disputed slash not really exactly known a forerunner to the high five was the low five part of black american culture since at least the nineteen twenties. But when did it turn up. High and spread further afoot. Was it from the women's volleyball circuit in the nineteen sixties american. Gi's in tokyo during world. War two apparently magic johnson even once implied that he invented it while it michigan state's which blows my mind because my dad was in the same dorm building as magic johnson. Who like was my dad present for the invention of the high five. Probably not. But i suppose i should ask him just in case. Even if magic johnson himself didn't create it he was most likely there when it first started taking off of the top contenders for its origin. They all take place in the late. Nineteen seventies in the world of sports. One story goes that it was created by wiley brown and derek smith from the university of louisville cardinals during the nineteen. Seventy eight seventy nine basketball season. Since their team was nicknamed the doctors of dunk. Doing the standard low five didn't make sense. Their team was all about that vertical movement so they started slapping their hands together when held high above their heads. Brown and smith who passed away in nineteen ninety-six. Get a big chunk of the credit for creating the high five in the press and one reason is because so much footage of the cardinals. High fiving tests highlight reels. A level of evidence not shared by many of the other origin stories but another origin story. A lot of people are familiar with. Is that lamont. Fleets a basketball player from murray state. University also playing around nineteen seventy nine. The story goes that lamont's dead lamont's leads senior had served in the first battalion. Fifth infantry in the vietnam war the infantry was nicknamed the five and after the war when lamont junior was just a little kid. The guys would often stop by his house to visit with his dad. They'd created their own greeting a arm. Straight up with five fingers spread as they said five
Elgin Baylor, Lakers legend and Hall of Famer, has died at 86
"Season Laker Legend for Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Elgin Baylor has passed away at the age of 86 sent 14 years with the Lakers 22 years. In the front office for the Clippers. Magic Johnson just tweeted out alright P to the NBA's first high flyer Lakers legend Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor. Before there was Michael Jordan doing amazing things in the air. There was Elgin Baylor, a true class act in the Great Man. I'll always appreciate the advice he shared with me when I first came into the leg, you
Will Doncic's Practice Habits Make Him the Next Jordan?
"What are his practice Habits Like like what? What is he like when we do see him but you do. Is he the same way as he smiling and having fun yet, very professional and also able to kind of have that killer instinct in practice. I thought well, he's a competitor and his practice habits each year continue to get better and better. He's a young guy that likes to compete. So when we're doing stuff offers, you know, five-on-five competition or will have some kind of a a prize for a you know, winning a drill. I mean he reminds me a lot of Jason Kidd that way and if you come up with a dog To try to simulate something, you know kid and and digest or guys that will figure out the best possible way to manipulate the drill to you know, like practicing one day where yeah, you had to make at least five passes for you got shots. So his adjustment to it was to throw it back and forth to the fight to the to the center four times in the back one and then that you know, she can play you know, and so but but this is this is what great players and some of the real, you know, survive fingers that we've seen in the history of this game. You're talking about guys like bird like Magic Johnson Jordan, you know was it was very very similar LeBron James. I'm sure Kobe Bryant was was a lot like just too but as as as time moves along, you know, the the level of growth is really there and in all areas from Skillet. I meant to to leadership on the floor in games and
Magic Johnson makes admission about his Twitter account
"Johnson the great magic Johnson, either has the best or worst account on NBA twitter terrible with almost no inbetween. gator would agree as someone who's name is escaping me. One said magic tweets like someone who thinks they're the only one with television, providing the most lukewarm takes and updates possible to everyone without a TV usually a day, or so after whatever he's tweeting. tweeting about happen, that's pretty good. That's actually pretty pretty spot on why he loved tweeting. And what are essentially ESPN? APP push alerts so much. Is that why he wanted to step down from running the Lakers as an endlessly fascinating question s for the people are really fixated on this. As the writer of this story writes, it turns out. It gets even more interesting because apparently magic isn't even the ones sending his own tweets as he. He revealed to Rob Lowe at a truly bizarre exchange. Why wouldn't rob lowe and Magic Johnson have a conversation about this an appearance on Rob Pelinka's lookalike podcast. I didn't Rob Pelinka look like Rob Lowe Rob Lowe rights or said Dino. Pardon my take their podcast. Those guys are huge fans as you know. And I said Look, you're the best boards podcast GonNa be interviewing magic. He's going to be one of my first guest you. You of new questions. You have any thoughts blah. Blah Blah Blah Blah I don't know I have somebody right out my tweets I. Tell them what I wanted to say, and they write them down. That's actually what Kuhn did for you. John. Yeah yeah, exact, exact, same thing, so yeah I can see it four point nine million followers. He has on twitter I. Don't think follow Magic Johnson, because he's so milk milk toast, so here's the thing. I have learned and I. I agree with this take that a lot of celebrities athletes. They don't want to be on social media. They understand that it can ruin their careers, but it becomes part of deals that they signed with sponsors, and all this other stuff that they need to be promoting their brands on social media, so if you really are worried about yourself, messing up on social media, but you're being forced to buy some contract that you signed to make a bunch of money promoting something then I. Guess that's a good solution.
Magic Johnson Feature Documentary in the Works
"And Magic Johnson will be the subject of his first feature documentary the film goes behind the scenes gives the viewer a glimpse of Johnson successes after he retired as an NBA legend the documentary contains exclusive interviews with Johnson his family and former teammates it also has tons of archival footage from his time as a launched at Los Angeles
Guest Teacher Matt Johnson On How To Use Podcast Interviews To Build Relationships
"Denise Teacher Magic Johnson wants to help you get more interviews in front of a lot of audiences as well as build relationships along the way he specialized in this craft, and actually has a whole program on it, but luckily he's here today to show you how to get started. I'm on around thirty to fifty different podcasts as a guest every single year and I should be doing more because the opportunity is there and it is actually a lot of value. It's a lot of value for. For the time you're going to be putting into these interviews, remember podcasts are evergreen so once it's recorded, and it's in the podcast feed. People can go back and listen to it over and over again new listens will listen to your interview for years to come, so you reap the benefits for years after you actually were interviewed but I'm GonNa. Let Man Johnson get into all the details. I'll be back to wrap up today's episode and give my takeaways, but for now take it away Matt. Everybody welcome back. It's Matt Johnson and we're GONNA. Talk about the four ways to upgrade your relationships in your network using podcast interviews now here, let me set the scene for you, so let's say you're going on podcast and your guest, which is awesome Some of the people that you're going to be interviewed by are in and of themselves ultra successful. podcasts does these days are not just people who are looking to make money and monetize a podcast. A lot of the the successful podcasts hosts are in their own right experts. Entrepreneurs Ultra successful business coaches, consultants, speakers, authors, the whole nine yards. These the people that you want to be connected with these are the people that can refer you speaking engagements. They can help promote your book. They have a big email list that they might be able to promote your latest. Service offering these are the people that you want to be in relationship with because they can send you business, not just be a client. They can send you a stream of clients, and so you. WanNa turn those podcasts interviews with them into not just them interviewing you and then moving on any never talk to each other again. You'RE GONNA. Turn them into real real relationships and we're GONNA. Talk about four insider tactics to do that number one. After the interview when you're chitchatting behind the scenes after the record button is off, ask them. Hey, just out of curiosity. Like how can I help? Who Can? Who can I keep an eye out for to introduce you to like? Who is that person in your world? That that would really make a difference. And I can tell you the difference that's made for me in my life to ask people that question I literally cannot express how it almost stops people in their tracks and causes them to completely go. While I first of all I appreciate Let me let me think okay well. You know I'm looking for this type of person. Even if they can't come up with something, and even if the person they're looking for is not someone that you know right away in your life that you can send an introduction email. That's fine. The questions were count and the genuine offer if it's January. The genuine offer is what really makes an impact. It's absolutely incredible now. I'll tell you I. did this with with a gallon I had on on my podcast. And I just wanted to thank her for her time and ask that same question and. She mentioned that was looking for people to speak at her women's conference in Texas, the said okay. I think I have someone for you I didn't think anything of it. I made a simple introduction email behind the scenes I get a message from the person I introduced you to her two. Weeks later like I had completely forgotten that I'd made the introduction I got this incredible facing measure the city. I just wanted to thank you. That was life changing. I've found my tribe. It was so awesome like I can't wait to tell you about it. Can we please set up a calls that I can tell you how much I appreciate that introduction like that absolutely blew me away. The same thing will happen to you especially as you get into the habit of asking people who you can introduce them to, and then being intentional about actually making strategic introductions behind the scenes, so that's number one officer strategic introductions wherever possible follow through and actually do it. Number two. Insider tactic to turn and podcast interviews into relationships is send a follow up note now. This is if you're busy entrepreneur. This is ridiculously hard to do most of us and I will tell you sitting down and doing the actual handwritten note cards slapping him into an envelope putting a stamp on it throwing in the mailbox. A step too far can do it like way way too way too hard for me. so what I did. Is I I told my my va for my log for the company called. Send out cards. actually got. Right here actually I received this one. And very nice card from a friend of mine, and basically I can build this card in their. APP and have a handwritten note and written right handwritten. Looking note the goes into is sent from the APP and I. Can send it out to anybody. I want so what I did is I built a low system with my overseas va I gave her. Her my log in for the send out cards account and every day she goes into my calendar, and she looks at who I had caused with the previous day sends me a message on boxer and says hey. I see to call John, Smith and Sarah Johnson, and whatever Hey, would you like me to send cards to and I will say okay. Okay. Send cards to these three people and I. Just give her a voice message to tell exactly what I wanted to say in each card. Teach different person she reaches out sends him. A nice email, says hey. Matt would like to send you a thank you note. He really enjoyed talking to you the other day. Would you mind sending your mailing address so that we can send you a nice a nice car? always get a response. First of all the response we get to that email alone would blow you away. then when we actually follow through in the actually get the note I get thank you notes to the thank you. Notes
"magic johnson" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"At awards we'll move forward. Virtually celebrate the networks fortieth anniversary. This is going down on June twenty eighth due to Covid nineteen Bt released a statement saying they're very concerned about the health and safety of the attendees the staff vendors and partners and the biggest night and black entertainment will go on with an innovative production direction. We can't wait to see the twenty twenty bt awards I know that's always one of our Summer Pleasures to see the BT awards. We're sure it's going to be entertaining. Of course right. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. That's a big big night in our culture. Oh I mean they've had the biggest on that show you know and our boss. One of the hosts. Oh yeah he was the first. Want you to send you guys. Were funny to smoke. Good yeah long long like what like more than it was like what seven eight years or more than that. Oh wait ten years yes okay. Yeah I remember those shows. They were finding all right now celebration ago. Yeah you pretty much everything. Black people got to do that back. Yeah I missed that celebration of Gospel. Yeah those good show yeah. It was fun. I don't know none of the performance. No more now for the Alani. I'm don't do it. See if you're if you're hosting. I bet they would all come back though. The dining gins Mary Mary. Yulon to add wrinkle. Yes that Kirkeby good host Yeah I love him on Sunday. Best to sure talk to each other takeover Kirk Height. Nothing wrong with him. Man and Monica up she hosted you and said it was two thousand one and two thousand two hundred. Wow Wow twenty eighth. Nineteen years ago. I didn't realize it was that long ago steep our time now for tell me something good. Here's some good news. Nba Hall of Famer. Magic Johnson says his Life Insurance Company has got one hundred million dollars to hand out to small businesses. In case you missed it Magic says his equi or equally trust equi trust life. Insurance Company will make loans through the small business administration's paycheck protection program. He says the goal is to quote. Save a lot of small women and minority owned businesses on eight. Yeah because they just can't walk into a bank and get that loan. That is so true. Magic said he heard that small businesses were struggling to obtain. Pp loans in news reports and he felt the need to step up. Thank you magic to try to get racial people. Need to do to apply. Yeah hundred million dollars. Yeah Yeah we imagine a hundred million dollars and he's looking up for women to I mean it's a win win when when One of the greatest of all times mister magic. Because Steve You said Small businesses the government considers small businesses. Well not not in this case. They're not supposed to but a small business by the by the rules is really not what people think you know? Your mom and pop store doesn't fit in the small business category. They're talking about you Latisha. Yeah Daytona about you know all right ladies and Gentlemen Miss An trip thank you. Thank you and good morning everybody. Some eleven thousand residents of Central Michigan had to be evacuated yesterday after two dams collapse in an area just north of Flint Michigan. That area already hard. Hit BY CORONA virus. Infections Governor Gretchen. Whitmer says it's caused a catastrophic flooding condition. I can tell you is what you already know. You've seen from the pictures it's devastating. This is going to be hard. But we are anticipating several feet of water across this area so while we're in the midst of a global pandemic it's really important that to the best of our ability observed the best practices to keep ourselves in our families. Say Yeah. The governor declared a state of emergency. The water has crested but flooding. Send people into shelters at the same time that state officials been trying to enforce social distancing to keep the covid nineteen infection rate down. Really bad situation. There's now some former reopening though of the economy's in all fifty states some small businesses certain industries are being allowed to open for the first time in history members of the House of Representatives will not be required to be at the Capitol in the flesh to conduct business because of the danger of the Code Corona Virus Speaker. Nancy Pelosi says members may now both by proxy in other words. One lawmaker. She says who's physically in the chamber can vote for as many as ten of the colleagues this you know. Put their votes. In and now committees are being permitted to hold hearings via videoconferencing Democratic Congressmen and women approve new rules last week over the opposition from Republicans. The new remote plans remain in effect for forty five days but can be either cut back or extended depending upon what happens with this pandemic trust. Former. President transformer personal lawyers being released from prison for fears of him. Catching Corona virus. Douglas fifty-three while Michael Kohn who was serving three years for campaign finance for and some other things. He's to serve out the remainder of his term at home new Associated Press poll meanwhile shows at eighty three percent of Americans are at least somewhat concerned the lifting social restrictions in their areas could lead to some additional corona virus infections. Fifty four percents say. They're either very or extremely concerned. The number also shows though support for closures and social distancing is eroding especially among Republicans. President trump has changed his mind and his thinking about inviting the leaders of the so-called Group of seven to the US in June after all the heads of the world's major com ca comfort economies rather had been scheduled to come to the official presidential retreat at Camp David But those plans were interrupted because of the corona virus. Finally today that was national dinosaur scary right now. Back to the Steve Harvey Morning Show. You're listening to Steve Harvey Morning. Show renowned Buddhist author and teacher Jarvis Masters has steadfastly maintained his innocence since he was sentenced to death almost thirty years ago. A new podcast. Dear Governor Jarvis poses the question there by the execution who one man from the confines of his nine by four sell. In San Quentin Jarvis will share his riveting life story how is managed to maintain a sense of optimism in the most dire circumstances are to their their mind right now. That was arriver. Provide the details of the bloody murder and trial. That landed him on death. We found that weapon. I would not get charge here. Details from inside the courtroom as his attorneys fight for his final state. Appeal with newly disclosed evidence. The posters has claims of innocence will the California Supreme Court exonerate him a reaffirm his death sentence. Listen to dear governor on the iheartradio APP apple podcast or wherever you get your podcasts. I'm Jensen Karp and I want you to listen to the new podcast from Fort Media. An iheartradio called the no sports report with Jensen cars. You see I'm a comedy writer. A die hard sports fan. Who was terribly missing the athletes? I love so much so every episode. I'm talking to them. The best athletes coaches commentators and legends from around the world. To see what they're doing now they were all stuck on our caps on this podcast. We'll hear all sports figures are entertain themselves and their families. We'll find out if they're staying in shape if their kids were heckling them during home school. Do they almost burn down the house trying to make their own bread? Are they sleeping in their jerseys? And like I do know. Just meet all right. Some of my favorite episodes have been hearing boxing. Legend Sugar Ray Leonard. Talk about staying in shape in a driveway to working out. 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Jordan, Magic, Pippen Dream Team sneakers being auctioned
"Would you be willing to pay good money for some stinky old sneakers even if they raise money for coronavirus relief efforts these are not just any sneakers these are the footwear worn by Dream Team members Michael Jordan Magic Johnson and Scotty Pippin well they won the tournament of America's which qualified them for the nineteen ninety two Olympics in Barcelona the first time NBA players were featured and then won gold the red white and blue Dream Team sneakers are autographed they're part of the Leland's twenty twenty spring classic auction that runs through June nineteenth part of the proceeds go toward helping people affected by cope with nineteen I'm Jackie Quinn
Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?
"Kirk. So I I swear. I promise we're not here to debate. Mj versus Lebron. At least not until the end of the interview believe me I have my stance. It is locked and loaded. We'll get to that. I don't want to alienate half the audience before we begin so over the last few weeks. Those of us who have watched the last dance have borne witness to the greatness. That is Michael. Jordan and that greatness does inform the Lebron debate insofar as it has reminded us of how dominant Jordan was but of course he was playing a different era. Basketball was very different from how it is today which can make it hard to compare those two players or to evaluate how Jordan would fare in today's NBA. So let's start here and established that point of comparison. What was the league like Jordan came into it? Well Jordan came into the in nineteen eighty four and it was a very very different place. The best players in the League at that time or Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson Larry Bird bird again. Larry saying the crowd here. This is what came to see. Kareem abdul-jabbar was still really good Long story short meaning the the NBA was run by big men just as it had been since its entire district and eight of the ten highest play players by the time Jordan even retired centers Jordan was drafted in Nineteen eighty-four just to give you an idea dominant. How valuable centers were sixteen of the twenty previous? Mvp Award winners heading into the one thousand nine hundred four eighty five season worst centers so Jordan entered an MBA. That's fair to characterize as a centers -ly And obviously it's very very different than what we're describing here in twenty twenty. So how big of a deal was it? That the best player in the League Michael Jordan was a shooting dude. You can't overstate. How big of a deal. It was really weird. I mean magic had showed us that point guards could be great. Bird showed us the power forwards and shooting. Forwards could be great no. Mvp had ever come from the shooting. Guard position nobody had really ever dominated the leak or won championships from that position or in that way and again one of the main things the makes Michael Jordan's such a special character in NBA. History is that he deformed the various static of MBA greatness. disrupted to use the term from from Silicon Valley. What it meant and what it looked like to be. Nba superstar love deformed as a verb because it sort of implies that he bent the League to his own. Will he did that man? I mean he came in there and it was violent and it was beautiful and it was for the betterment of the future of the sport a couple of weeks ago. You're at a piece about why. Michael Jordan was such a transcendent score. Can you explain what it was that? Made that dominant so unusual. Yeah well it starts with the fact that he's a he's a guard and again to contextualize it against what was going on in the eighties. Nineties is is shooting guards in wings didn't dominate the NBA. We had the occasional superstar like Julius Irving. So I'm not GonNa say that he was the first star wing but he was a jump shooter. Long Story Short. He was a jump shooting guard. Who could attack the Rim and boy could he attack the rim? So the early part of Jordan's careers. Obviously marked by these highlight jump. Man Silhouettes the dump contest leap from the free throw line and Chicago. Stadium can picture that in our head along Dominique to Michael Jordan but by the end Meena Jordan would beat teams with just incredible mid range shooting And if a majority of buckets in the last dance season in that second repeat came off of the mid range jump shots that either came from post plays Dribble pull-ups quick stops just an endless array of mid range jumpers. Mj On the way away. Jumper and one scout told me a really stuck out is like I've been watching the last dance for eight hours now. I haven't seen the same move twice. It's not like he had to go to move over and over again. All those phase pretty close but man he he did it all but he did it in this area that we don't use very much anymore. Aka Amid Ridge and he's also very difficult shots right thinking about it this way. If you're going up against the Bulls in his nineteen ninety two or nineteen ninety-seven and year in opposing coach. Year number one objective is pretty clear If you can stop or slowdown Michael Jordan. You have a chance. If can't you don't So almost every night the Jordan played he would get the other teams best defender. And that person would WANNA play their best game of the year because everybody in their Rena was watching it and so he did. This eighty two games a year to put up the best sort of scoring numbers in the League against the best defensive performers in the league so you made a heat map for Jordan and then in the same story you made one for harden and you put them next to each other and trying to comparison it almost looks like urban and rural America right or like to to heat maps. That are just wildly different. Almost like people playing different sports one hundred percent in hardened deserves all the credit in the world for becoming the best score of this era but this era is dominated by sort of this moneyball dogma efficiency efficiency efficiency and when you look at James Harden shot signature. You see a guy who shoots near the hoop. He's great Basket attacking guard like Jordan But then away from the painting of the student only shoots threes. He avoids the Mid Range just like he avoids a shaving cream. And and then when you look at say Jordan you see almost the exact opposite remember that old image of Pan Jia and how the continent sort of fit together these two shots hearts kind of look like South America and Africa. Where Jordan is one shape all mid range and then a hardest jump shot activity is sort of surrounding that all three point airs. Jordan didn't shoot a lot of threes.
"magic johnson" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Is greater than it from your mind as a leader for a greater the magic great have a Kareem greater than will yeah absolutely absolutely I mean cream was great which is the just the way that guy well I mean I mean magic me can't beginning with Magic Johnson of the old even lebron James for Christ's sake I mean the guy was great is great but yeah but as a Laker I mean I would say to Kareem I mean I think of Kareem as a Laker but he did spend a lot of his career with the Milwaukee Bucks won a title with the box I mean I know the cream obviously played a it the majority of his career with the Lakers but I think it's probably right there with Kobe a magic any magic is so beloved I think quite Kobe is to obviously for the Lakers and those are the two pillars you know you got shackles got is statue outside and then ride to go check out there as well yeah in and Jackson in the discuss I I think we would magic guess is called the greatest Laker of all time I can understand that and I can understand our you know rich was saying that he believes he was the greatest to ever put on the Jersey out there in Los Angeles you know he did it for two to you know we did it for twenty years it was a big time winner of the big time score represented that franchise I can understand that it's it's an interesting debate when you get into magic and then you start comparing the bigs when you look at wilting okay Kareem you're looking at Jack impact dominates in you know that's that's a debate that's gonna reach on but certainly his place in NBA history cement coming up we're gonna more reaction from the NBA world to the news of Kobe Bryant and his untimely passing Mousa Maggie with you till two this is Damon Amanda Lara with your radio dot com sports minute Kobe Bryant's final act was one of the heart in fatherhood and that's what may stick with us longest because when the cheering stops in the jurors he was in the rafters Kobe was still working he was creating TV projects in films and writing books he was using his incredible popularity to promote women's who he was his daughter's coach he was openly loving the WNBA and was on a path to be one of the most important fasteners for female athletics ever the heart of his game combined with the approach to his heart and then the enormous sure he got out of his daughters and bomb the mentality could actually end up being what we remember most time DA game and Amanda are.
"magic johnson" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Rides to Joe Magic Johnson as HIV not age there is a distinction that's true that is your ice I stand corrected on that and but but at this point even Magic Johnson claims he doesn't even have HIV anymore I mean he he claims that it is no longer measurable in his body because of the the treatments that he has under gone and a lot of people that live with HIV have now been able to control it quite well five fifty four on Orlando's morning news good morning I'm Laura Lee and every computer police hope cellphone videos can help them track down skateboarders involved in a violent attack in downtown Orlando that's our top story will tell you about it during the news at six Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams will be changing her focus heading into the twenty twenty presidential election a room says she will not be running for president in twenty twenty and said is launching a new multi state voter protection initiative the initiative called fair fight twenty twenty is a multi million dollar project that will staff and fun voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of next year's elections your nursing for a congressman mac gates is getting a lot of attention after suggesting Florida should change it to welcome sign to say there's no age that you can't be sexy the congressman from Florida's first district actually sure to tweet from American singer BB Rexha who made the comment after music execs suggested she was too old at age twenty nine the Republican suggested Florida changes welcome signs with the finger pointing to our post Twitter users jumped on the proposal who alluded to gauge his past relationship with the twenty one year old and his relationship with the.
"magic johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"We are Wendy's all day every on the show. So let us know what you would drop everything for the side of the game to get for free as that's what you're doing. In the meantime, remember Magic Johnson's just completely ripped in ESPN article about the failed reboot of the Lakers and so much of the focus was on him being face. You heard Stephen Smith earlier talking about the fact that, hey, okay. So he's difficult to work with who cares? He inherited a mess. I don't disagree with that again. We accept we accept that behavior from greatness, except that behavior from Michael Jordan from Kobe Bryant. They can be difficult teammates and great sales people. We accept that behavior from athletes, that's not the focus for Magic Johnson. The focus for magic. Johnson is simple. He didn't do his job. Well, that's alternately the focus here to words. Lonzo ball. And it's not just Lonzo ball hasn't played as well as expected. It's that he was he was immediately lifted up by Magic Johnson to be this sort of, you know what we're going to turn around and raise his raises jersey in the rafters told us that he was going to be great and it's not just that remembered, this is an entire roster basically, the Lakers went to the pelicans and said, we'll give you everything not name. Lebron James on this, we'll give you like you can have the arena. We don't care. We just want Anthony Davis return and the pelicans looked around, like now we're good. Now we're good. You can't have our star player for the heap trash assembled, and remember, I love I happen to be a massive fan of Kyle. Kuzma the player. I think he's gonna velopment to somebody. That's very good Brandon Ingram heart. There are pieces there that are are good. Not great. Magic was not brought in to bring good. He was brought in to find great. I love the fact that Stephen pointed out, he inherited a mess. It didn't make the playoffs. Let's remember he quit a mess that didn't make a play offs. And had the best player in the world at the time. I mean, LeBron James may not be the best player in the NBA today. We can have that debate all day if you really want to have it for the time, but he is one of the two best players of all time. All right. So you had one of the best players of all time on your roster. Didn't make the playoffs. Magic didn't do his job. Well, and he'll even acquiesce the he has fault. Check out what he said was Stephen. You can judge me by trays. I made you judge me by I didn't have enough shooters you. Yes. Do some things wrong. Of course and I made those things. I'm not a guy's going run from the truth. I'm gonna tell you the truth. And also, you can talk bad about me this I'm wrong. I don't mind it say that magic make mistakes because I learned from my mistake. But I'm also tell you what I didn't do. I've never gotten called from Starbucks from Sony, when I had to deal with Magic Johnson theatres. I keep going right now. So that so all I have the dodgers in Google. Nobody's ever called me and said magic mistreated and employee ever in. That would never happen. I mean he makes a fair point what we should be focused on here is the job he did for the Lakers. I mean, his, his job was to assemble a great roster and we. Turn around all day and say, but he signed LeBron remembered, but he signed LeBron still didn't get them even to the playoffs. Remember last year when he signed LeBron. How many people thought we were crazy? I mean at the time, there was a debate of with the eight seed be threes. They could get all the way to the three some people thought that just off of LeBron. We wanted to try and find a reason to give magic credit for this greatness, but ultimately, you have to look at the, the entire group of players. He acquired you have to look at what he did. And when you look at the entirety of the roster that was built it's not good enough. And he's also, right? He didn't just become a star. How often do you see somebody where you see accusations come out about what they're like to work for, and you see that because they just rose to fame you, you see somebody becoming overnight superstar, and all of a sudden you find out? They tweeted something terrible, or somebody becomes an overnight superstar and you find out they treated people poorly on the rise that we're used to that as society. That's not what we're talking. About talking about Magic Johnson. He was a monster to work for with the dodgers. We would have heard about it. He was a monster to work for running his theories, as he mentioned, we would have heard about it. Woo. Forgive jerks, if they're graded their job. This Bill seem like he's the nicest guy to be around to a lot of people know. And in fact, we've seen articles about dysfunction within the patriots locker room. We see it every year, but we don't care why. Because every year, the patriots either Goto or win the Super Bowl. When you look at what we judge Magic Johnson by who cares if he's difficult to work for as a fan. Do you really if you're Lakers fan? Do you care? Magic Johnson to jerk heck. No. If we turn this whole conversation we were having the same exact conversation today about the Lakers about rob Pelinka about clutch, sports, and about Magic Johnson. We're having the same exact conversation about the Lakers going into the western going into the NBA finals because somehow they played all the way to the NBA finals would we care about the fact that Magic Johnson was difficult for longtime employees to work for and doesn't that sort of make sense? Jeannie bus runs a mom and pop shop. We hear all the time, she runs a mom and pop organization. If you work for a small business, it's owned by family. It's a certain environment, if they suddenly hire a consultant to come in and run everything in that consultant comes from fortune five hundred world runs. Everything differently comes in and start saying, okay, you're going to be five minutes early. I want timesheets I want you to follow these rules standard operating procedures you're gonna flip out, you don't want that you don't standard operating procedures because that's never what you had to do in the past. It doesn't surprise me that longtime employee didn't like working for magic because magic the player. Was magic the entertainer magic the player in the holes to the staff is also magic the entertaining, you're not going to be rude to a secretary or this inter, or somebody that works in the front office. The training staff, you're not going to be rude to those people. When you're a player as part of your legacy. But when you're a co worker with them. It's different. And it should be different because now they're not just sitting to their own standard. Now, they're working to the standard that your expected to set for them. And in fact, that's a standard that supposed to be a championship standard. Whatever that means. We praise players for wanting to incentivize their teammates to play better somehow. We've we, please praise players, not easy for me to say this early in the morning, we praise players for finding away, even if it means being a jerk to get the most out of their teammates, around them. We expect them to be a jerk to their teammates, and great to the rest of the organization. That's what we expect from players isn't that in fact, what magic is doing when he is to faced isn't that in fact, what magic is doing when he works for front office. Because now his teammates are all of the other people within that organization that don't wear jersey, but still collect a paycheck from the Lakers. Those are his teammates and it is his job now to get the most out of those teammates, even if that means being jerk, because that brings excellence, first and last is brought to you by Pennzoil synthetics, taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today. Coming up, we had a huge guests yesterday on Golic and wingo. He said some things I loved, but he said something. I disagree with should we hold the NFL to a higher standard than the rest of the country. We'll talk about it next..
"magic johnson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Hey no, no way. No, those kind of things. This is not the court of law does not a legal issue. We understand why denials are not as vehement when you're dealing with the court of law, because anything could be held against you. And so the best thing to do is shut the hell up. That's true. This thing that this public relations went to one Sokoto public opinion, but take Yuli as you addressing lake nation. That's what this is. So link is on a reckless bake show, we're clear. He's denied this. He's the nodded his any truth to this. He talked about a wonderful working relationship with Magic Johnson, all is to. And by the way, fairness magic to rob Lieko. I was doing the exit meeting that evolved, LeBron James Ropley. Imagine Johnson Rich Paul the Saturday before Magic Johnson's regular. Resignation the last Saturday before the season ended. That rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson looked absolutely fine. Didn't appear to be any problems whatsoever. They seemed completely on the same page perfectly allowed to one another and getting along. So anything happen must have happened from that Saturday to that Tuesday when Magic Johnson abruptly resigned. To their winter, whatever day it was. All thing is, is it just me Joan. I mean if you if somebody says unlike that about you, don't you denials need to be a bit more vehement than that. I'm just saying that's just me. Showing you live today. Joan. Be man, you better hurry up. He's about to get a dial tone on, on national go ahead. Here's my question. If rob Palinka is still Lakers, GM. How do you believe he's gonna get with deal with other GM's in order to get the latest track sat right there? That's the problem, I think he has I was told that there were various GM to wouldn't even return calls magic had to get on the phone 'cause they didn't wanna talk to rob Pelinka. And I know how a lot of agents feel about N fairness to wrong. They could be lying. It could be jealousy or envy. But that's a whole lot of people feeling jealous and envious about you. And I don't think anybody would accuse Magic Johnson being jealous or envious of rob link. Exactly. How does he handle this going forward and to make the Lakers? Well Magic Johnson said it best she can't have so many people in ear if fluency decisions and forcing hall compelling her to usurp the thirties of people she loves and trusts, like Magic Johnson. That's what she said. That's what badge Johnson, sit rather. So we'll see we shall see. Let's go to junior. You live Stephen. They talked to junior. Junior are you there? Junior Doug Yule Stephen. Case, even they might question is considering Davis father already said, it's only the Knicks and the Lakers that he considered saying extension with. Is there any realistic way that the pelicans can actually reject off? Or let's say the Lakers come with random Ingram who's mine the fourth overall pick like is there any way they can, actually the Klein that offer a way they can climb whatever they want. They don't have to accept the deal from somebody. The pelicans that's the pelicans. Right. The pelicans don't have to do. They don't have to do anything with their own talent on the country. Terry. I mean, I just don't feel the Knicks have the young prospect. So to come anywhere near that type of offer, you know, I mean, I think it would be foolish for them to not automatically accept that immediately. I mean that's why they fired their GM GM was full. If the reports were true that they had the Lakers had offered coups Ingram and ball. And supposedly they rejected that off writing. That's one of the most foolish moves in NBA history by, by their by that French Iowa saying they deserve to be in the position, they're in while then bene- position now because David Griffin, new GM and Alvin gentry is a hell of a coach, which Magic Johnson made sure to give credit to where credit was due pre the call. Thank you so much. Edited say,.
"magic johnson" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"There is a net playoff pep rally. Act PS one thirty five elementary school, six eighty four Linden boulevard in Brooklyn by Evan. Evan is not listed as an attendee. But he's going to do the show Honey where streaking they went with. Good. It's nine to ten AM tomorrow with the Brooklyn nets team hype the next PA announcer, Libya cetera and Brandon Bassett or Joey badesch three hundred twenty students from PS one thirty five to tip off the nets playoff celebrations be their giveaways performances by the Brooklyn team as well. As the school's dance team dad's contest and Q and A session with the students PS one thirty five elementary school in Brooklyn tomorrow from nine to ten M C N B at eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six first of all Jeremy on Twitter. Let me have it. Let the talk about Capito and the awesome news of the Rangers. Most likely drafting you got you guys are a barrel. I think we're going to have a little capital analysis. We do later. Yeah. Okay. That's good. We will have a little capital Capito, Bubka whatever's coming up in a bit devils got the first pick good for them. That's excellent to hear. But tonight the islanders skate with the penguin with you playoff hockey, nothing gets better. We gotta though turn to the Magic Johnson story, which is just freaked bizarre. How do you? How do you in good conscience? Quinton job by an not tell bus and admit I just want to tell her face to face. I have no problem with anything else. He's doing here because you know, what? God bless him. He's magic freaking Johnson. He brought LeBron James to the Lakers Brown was called whatever. He he was the guy. Lonzo put it this year. Take credit for that. Auditing? He was the guy on duty whittle down here. Put it that way. And he's Magic Johnson. He wants to enjoy his life going. Join your life. Go being Basser for basketball, your heart. Get out of the job. Gotta be Molay show. I have no problem with the exception of not telling going Jeanie Buss in person. That's disrespectful. Here's the thing to how was your. How is your your rationale for not telling her is? I didn't want to be disrespectful by what? Then they're holding impromptu press conference for an hour before the game Snapchat. Yeah. Just saying you know that basically we had a good three hour meeting yesterday. And what that led you today is me walking into the arena and residing in front of all of you before I've told her told rob Pelinka who is the GM. Here's the thing about the happiness factor and him saying, I just wanna be happy. I wasn't happy doing this. I mean man, there are ways to quit. And then there's that but two things number one. Is it me? I never thought of being the president of an NBA is a job. That's fun. He said he did the job wasn't fun. Is that job supposed to be fun? I feel like that job is supposed to be clear mortgage jobs at that job is supposed to be fun on his mind. That's what he he should know the organization how basketball works better than anybody. Like, you know, I feel like the president of that in the GM's are the most stressed out people. Yeah, you're happy when you win. There's no comeback insulting to have time of his life. Well, that's fine. Listen, if he's if his heart's not into it, then he should be there. But there's an idea about the happiness factor, right and Carlin, I see what you're saying. Like, you know, God bless me wants to be happy. He's earned that he should be happy. I just don't want to hear fans call in chastising all these young players because they ask for trades because they're not happy. And everyone's got this doing Adam silver's talking about it, the Florida analytics conference, and we have an issue that our players aren't happy. And how are we going to figure and nobody talks to each other anymore? They're on the phone. They're looking at social media. They're seeing the criticism. Nobody's happy. Nobody's happy with their situation. I don't wanna hear people say that's a young person's problem. This is Magic Johnson. He's a mentor a half the league any wants to be a mentor to one hundred percent of the. Early. And he's making a decision where he's quitting on a team. That's about to go through the most pivotal off season. They've had in like a decade. Well, it a decade really broad now. So the clock is started. And he is making a decision because he wants to be happy. So don't bitch about guys if you're okay with magic doing this. Then don't bitch about guys who are making decisions because in asking for trades because they want to be different situation. I disagree in in the way that these guys are still young players trying to make their way in the game. And. No, no, I'm especially the younger guys. You wanna hear about Lonzo ball being upset with a situation? I don't magic at two years left on a contract. He's also Magic Johnson. It don't matter. If anybody maybe the best thing for the organization, if your heart's not in its walking away. Well, it also Magic Johnson also won a championship in his rookie season. It gets a little bit easier. When you a you get a lot more benefit of the doubt when you're playing first of all with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Secondly when you wanna championship as a rookie, the you're not under as much I would say you're not under as much scrutiny as opposed to these guys who come in. And they stink while they wanna championship in his rookie in because he was playing in place a Korean. Yeah. I mean, I I look at magic if his heart is not running is in running this organization. Why do you have to? But don't burn them on the way out and say this jobs, not fun. And all that stuff. Just say, hey, it didn't work out. You know, guys. I'm actually not as good as this job is. I may be thought I was and I think the organization should go in a better in a better way. I've never thought of Magic Johnson is not being a classy guy. But this was the least classy way to handle it. You know, you know, what it comes off comes off to me a little bit. Like, Phil Jackson. Right. His heart wasn't in it. And he thought he I think he didn't realize how much work it was. And he could get around with just being magic and smiling and being charismatic and people would just do things for him. I think they Anthony Davis trae that debacle that thing, you know, unraveling kind of hurt his, you know, hurt his eagle little bit in the fact that you know, things just didn't work out the way he wanted to he could make the moves that he wanted to. And now he leaves the organization at a time where they need him. They need his cachet. They need him to try and call in personal. Favor because of relationships he may have with people throughout the league to try get this organization the right place. I can see if he was leaving his organization in the right place. And they were good like how Jerry West goals? Okay. Go to state fixed. You good see you later. Thanks for everything the furthest thing from that. He he's he's leaving them. And they're going to have to try and scramble to try and figure out. What's the play? This plan will. But if he's not into it was should he stay? He should have better for the organization of Atlanta. There's still a premier job. So they thought we say that a lot about I mean, I'm talking about destination. John saying for general manager of president. You are going to get a talented person who's gonna come in. And it was gonna help. Right. That franchise because it still has a lot of cachet, but they've gotten so far away road so long ago Maggie, well, and that's on them for bad draft picks draft picks Avin developed any Brandon Ingram developing a blood clot. You gotta wait and see what Joel. Joel Russell, and look Julius Randle is not there either anymore. And so they have Lonzo. They Brandon Ingram are basically. Who are these the draft picks? And now you have LeBron. And I we can debate about LeBron's part in this or LeBron's. You know, what this means for his future, whatever? But in terms of magic, I get it Carl where you're saying if he's not into it. He shouldn't be here. Just like Phil Jackson wasn't into it so different. So okay. Magic walked away from the money. Phil Jackson was waiting to get fired. So we could get paid every minute. Every every every penny. Whatever also met millions of dollars billionaire literally twelve a year find money is. I mean, at this point, isn't it about a little bit more about your reputation. And the irony is is that you are so concerned about your reputation being at Basseterre around the league yet look at what you just did if a player did this and a player when they do this actually when players do this kind of thing there's Jack without it out and get a pass. He's. Think about magic to former player he was still an employee to do this to your team that you are the one of the faces of the franchise time. All I know is. Boss at no matter who it is. It's magic no matter who it is. If my team president doesn't wanna be there get out, but the heads up the yes, that's where I have a problem. That sounds like that would happen here. Our meeting and everything's fine. And the next day the guy quits, and he doesn't want to tell you to your face. That's gutless that has gutless. We'll agree on that. Okay. But for me. Fight. You're not into hit the brakes. Does I championship while the Brown still? Yes is somewhat of a like the reasoning is. So is so just like a for lack of a better firm. It's just like so wack like the reason is because the job wasn't as fun as you thought. It was which is something I feel like you probably should add a handle on before you took the job in two. Is you want to be a mentor to Ben Simmons? How about the guys on your own team? How about try to this franchise to relevant? Ben Simmons wants to be Magic's Mente because magic couldn't shoot. When he got to the league either. Terrible. I can't wait. I can't. I can't wait to see what the reaction would be. If Rich Paul becomes the God. The lake to thirty four. We have got a full boat a calls. We're going to get them all in level in abbreviated closer next at all on the way at eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six that couple comb.
"magic johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"They don't need a glamour person who can be there and smile and say come join us in Los Angeles because that pitch stopped working. It's got them LeBron. But for the most part it is not worked for the last five six years. And I don't think it will work in this summer either. Brian two guys to shoe dog names in the game of basketball. We're broadening presidents to turn around too. Big time organizations who did a worse job. Magic Johnson or Phil Jackson. Phil because the decisions and things of he made were much further lasting when you sign joke though to a four year contract. That was a preposterous contract moment was signed. They're still digging out from from decisions like that in Najib standpoint. At least the only guy there long term contract right now is LeBron James he signed a bunch of guys to one year deal. So the roster and the books are in great shape. It's taken the Knicks. The Knicks head to trade. Kristaps Porzingis to dig out of the mess that Phil Jackson put them in the Lakers wouldn't have to do that. There's no toxic assets on the roster. So fills Phil was way bigger of a mess. Phil botch. The coach hiring the first time around he tried to implement a triangle. I would say that probably fills at least was trying to do ruthless basketball decisions and he made mistakes. But at least he was trying to implement a system Najib was largely hands off. And where the Lakers are right now, you need somebody full firmly ethic controls who's not afraid to make major decisions. And so because magic wasn't making those decisions those decisions are left for a new person to make. So I would say I wouldn't say either of them will ever want to be remembered in their alternate of biographies. This will be anywhere in the first ten chapters, but I think did less damage and he brought in one of the best players in history. So ultimately that that's going to help is like that small regard. We'll see what happens going forward winning. Thanks for being with us your new book. Lebron inc. The making a billion dollar athlete. Details. King James journey from teen female to a mogul look to reading that. Thanks for being with us this morning, Brian fishing. Guys have a good day scrapie. Wow. I mean, just coming down just what type of president? He was. I mean from Wendy. They're coming out strong, just basically hands off not really being experienced. I I remember saying that of not not about filling up being experienced enough but fill in that role because us normally the coach, but he wasn't going to be able to get people to come to New York. And Brian just obviously went through the litany of things that he hurt them long term where magic did get LeBron James there. But it seems like really almost had no business having that job. Because really didn't have any idea of what he was doing. Well, so this was the debate one magic got the job was was Magic Johnson qualified for this job. That was the up for a lot of people and windy talked about how they didn't really have a search. This was done the Lakers way, which is just bringing in our family and friends. I don't even know if it was not qualified as much as not willing like what everything Brian. Win horse. Just said it didn't sound like Magic Johnson was willing to do the things necessarily overestimate or I should say underestimate the job, and what it entailed, I think he underestimated the immediacy of some of the decisions that he was going to have to make in the ramifications for them for him. Personally. Like, remember, all the tough talk around the trade deadline for Magic Johnson about how the guys on the roster need to realize this is business, and this is basketball and this stuff that happens. Magic Johnson needed that pep talk in the front office. Magic Johnson that prep talk for the moves that had to be made the decisions that had to be made that ultimately it seems like now he wasn't willing to do that seems to be the reality of this. And you wonder how surpri did he think he would be able to get guys? Did you think it was a prized that he couldn't pull off the New Orleans trade that all of a sudden Paul George didn't wanna go to the Lakers rumblings that collided wanna go there either? And he was like, wait a minute. I thought I thought guys we're gonna wanna come play for me and play with a blonde and play for the storied franchise. And it just all seemed way harder than maybe he thought. So what you're saying is it's almost as if like having experienced the job matters. Right. I mean, the name of magic can only go so far but experience, even if you're not experienced if you're smart, if you're willing those are things that can help, and I don't doubt the intellect of Magic Johnson. But the willingness to actually do the job is something that seemed to be lacking and a place, whereas windy pointed out to the Lakers are having realizations and organization genie bus company. And this is what we talked about UCLA the other day, and a lot of these institutions that are coming into the modern world made your name ain't worth a whole lot much. Like, that's just the reality of it. Now, you gotta deal like everybody else, and I guess the difference. And I kind of knew the answer to the Phil Jackson Magic Johnson question. Just for the position both teams are in. But to win these point at least fill tried to do things. He did them horribly wrong. He was kind of an absentee guy as well. But he was trying to be proactive, and that was the knock seems to be the not going forward. And again, we'll have. Whoa, Jin here in a few minutes as well. That magic wasn't putting himself out. There wasn't putting that that time in wasn't doing the things that president of a team needed to do. It's interesting reminds me of NFL great that was named the president of operations. And then realize it's a full-time gig. Maybe I'll just go back to being a ceremonial type of situation. Sometimes be careful what you ask for because you just get it. Right. And I think that's the thing that maybe magic founded it it actually was going to take a lot more work than maybe he was willing to put in it. Yeah. Yeah. My friend wanted me to do something. So I did that my friend. Now, I don't wanna hurt my friends. So I'm going to exit the way I did this all seem Senator on again, the idea that the relationships were too close don't work with your friends, which mom-and-pop, quote unquote, type of organization that they're running there, and they need somebody to be kind of a go-getter aggressive person. And you had magic had no experience of that. Rob poet guy..
"magic johnson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Magic Johnson step down. That's just letting you know, if put listen this really took everybody by surprise, certainly all of us. Let alone guys like Rajon Rondo who walked into the game last night a bunch of media members around Magic Johnson Rondo actually said I thought LeBron retired. Like what what closer said everybody was stunned with this whole situation. And where it's gone. I mean, I'm sure we're going to find out more and more. I'm sure like, whoa. She'll join us later is going to find out more and more. But when you hear lines from Magic Johnson like tired of the backstabbing and the whispering. He didn't clarify what he meant. But he said, you know, this wasn't strictly about the Lakers organization. I don't like a lot of the things that went on and didn't have to go on. So you know, there's more to this story. You know, we could have waited till after the last game last night to do this. But he doesn't right before the last game. So there had to be some trigger that set this thing off in there has to be more to what are we going to find out today when so was pending that was getting ready to drop tomorrow that couldn't wait because it really was him just stepping up there. No one was prepared for this. No, member of the media anybody. This was magic acting completely alone in this. And we got to know why. Well, that's the funny thing it wasn't just about the Lakers organization. What the hell else would be about? I mean, what else would it be about as you're the president of the Lakers? No longer wanted to be the president of maybe again, we talked about relationship with other gyms and other teams maybe it was a tough job. Maybe it was too. I have no idea that just seems bizarre. Magic didn't get to be friends with all the players around the league. And maybe the guy that everybody likes. Everybody loved magic over here. And he was a figure that I'm remember Ben Simmons wanted to work out. With them in the summer. He's been that guy for so long and when he talks about being handcuffed in the situation. He didn't get to be friends with everybody. Everybody needs to get just talk about how much they liked magic when vets your standard. When that's what you're used to be a hard thing to give up in a very human level. It's going to be your buddy. Can't imagine your buddy Charles being Charles. I just wanted to be magic it can sound like a great reason. But they're certainly has to be has to be more to it. I'm sure we'll find out more of the Dan wines. Remember also gang it about fifteen minutes. Your chance to win a trip to the NFL draft with.
"magic johnson" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Magic Johnson after way the season went and he gave her a gift by doing that, you know off the top of my head. I would say that David Griffin could make a lot of sense for this job. Number one. It's a high profile job. He's handled the brunt James. Before he's handled big the Manding situations before and he has a really good relationship with Luke Walton Luke Walton played for the Cavs people may not remember that this year Cass fan or a big fan. But Luke Walton play for the Cavs David Griffin was there, and they have a good relationship. Doesn't mean that David Griffin want him to be coach. But that is a if you're looking to hire a free agent, that's the type of person she would hire. But I can just tell you knowing David Griffin. Very personally, he's not gonna come in there. And let's he knows he's got full power. And Wendy told me tonight that they had heard Griffin was possibly on his way to New Orleans. But that's that's because he's someone that. And that's. Interviewed there he interviewed there. When mentioned me tonight unsolicited like what did Lakers do next? This is somebody in the NBA and said 'cause Griff looks like he's on his way to New Orleans. And I was like I met her that I mean, he inner but maybe maybe maybe that means he was interviewing New Orleans. Digitally change. This is this is clearly a way more attractive jobs in the pelicans job. Absolutely probably a more attractive. It's I mean, it's clearly a more attractive jump in the wizards job even with job security you'd enjoy their. I mean, that's that's part of the reason. I think that you know, when he says you can't dream of going out and taking a GM away a president about the operations away from another team. Yeah. Well, things are happening. I think maybe some news out of Minnesota. Yes. Would that? Yeah. The Scott Layden is gonna just what a night, by the way. If you have any news dumb. You have any bad things to do or whatever do it. Now, you're in the NBA. But the she be tipples we're going to keep Scott Layden than Ryan Saunders. Another preposterous decision. Just an absolute preposterous decision. I'm gonna tell you something. Good. Good. Good. Putin management is is not worth star player. But my God is a huge advantage..
"magic johnson" Discussed on RJ Bell's Dream Preview
"All right. So fact is the wrap this all up Larry Bird and magic are the ideal for me. I think about the way they cared about winning and how hard they played in the fundamental basketball. But what's happened since as we've gotten way away from that? And you might say, oh, let's lament that that's a bad thing except remember these are adjusted for inflation. So the by literally Westbrook has seven times the buying power. He seven times wealthier. Then Magic Johnson was at the time in in you know, as a basketball player and Larry Bird. So what's happening is in a door. Winnie incense, the marketplace is speaking. And when they saw magic, and Larry they said, okay, we're willing to pay this much for this kind of game. And now the marketplace is willing to pay affectively seven times as much which is pretty much saying it's seven times as popular. Now, we can debate that others different answer a revenue streams, hey, those could have been there. It could've had more merchandise back in the day and all that could have been in China they could but they weren't because the league wasn't popular enough. But with Westbrook leading the way now one of the leaders of the league with harden leading the way it seven times at least four the players is what they care about more lucrative thoughts. Boy think the fans are embracing all this you see -actly. So how can we blame Westbrook for doing what he's doing exactly?.
"magic johnson" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"That Riley has to go to LeBron's friends to get a meeting with Anthony, David look, the famous the famous. This is listen to what the change in the NBA has been because here are some of the details. Pat Riley benefited from LeBron James coming here in much this way. Because of what seems clear in retrospect was something that resembled collusion between Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James they were allowed to do it. So it's not collusion. They're allowed to talk about it because they're players. They're not executives even though LeBron has made himself an executive who's going to get this coach fire and put in place, whoever the hell he want. Tyron lou. He is with Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson's not. Lebron James is boss. Magic johnson. Is LeBron James is pier. And so they're probably going to do whatever the hell LeBron James wants about just anything because LeBron building this team. Now, not matching LeBron the one who's going to get Anthony Davis not magic. So when you look at what's happening there. Keep in mind. This is how much it shifted from the powers of the Popovich is the Phil Jackson's the Pat Riley and change with that television show that he did. When Pat Riley went to Las Vegas to meet with LeBron and make the pitch to LeBron James to return to Miami. He realized very early in that meeting he was going to bring up championship trophies. He had like a presentation, and he realized very early in that meeting on don't bring that stuff in here because they the guys wouldn't stop looking at the World Cup game on on the television. Right. And one of the one of the guys had his feet up on on the table. And maverick Carter wasn't even there of an outlay. And and so Brian James goes across our patch. Riley goes across country to meet with these guys and they're in charge not him. And then they leave. And now he's in charge again with the ability to get Anthony Davis. It must make these NBA executives. Crazy it has to. It's why Phil Jackson is out here saying their posse. It's like what is that? Phil jackson. Doesn't know. He's sitting there with all his rings and stuff and they're like out here, man. Get out of here. They've rendered their jobs pretty much meaningless essential not meaningless. But he's got more power than me damn and Golden State's trying to recruit. Kevin durant? It's not a GM. It's not even the coach. It's four guys sit. It's three guys sitting in the Hampton saying, hey, let's go is a fascinating, power dynamics. Switch that happened very fast. And it happened with that television show. And what I'm telling you is that is such a big Konami at this point the LeBron James Inc. There's no way. Those dudes are going to let him age by himself like he's gonna go get young guy. So he could get old the way Tom Brady he's gotten older he's gonna get old and have all that money. Dry up for everybody..