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"marc spears" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Busy day morley halfway through and it's a meet friday by the way about for me friday on the traeger right now. Shrimp tacos grilled chicken tacos. Flank steak tacos once again. Who has it better than us. Get to more phone calls coming up. Bring in marc spears senior. Nba writer for the undefeated. How jealous are you with a meet friday there. Mark got a trigger gotta trigger..
"marc spears" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"They've stood at the ready whether it's The contract that we reported back in march and april that they had tried to negotiate and that they had not been able to strike a deal whether it's other potential changes in the organization. They're basically saying. Tell us what you need to make this work and to this point. Aaron rodgers hasn't really done that. I know you had a busy morning. Thank you for Making some time for us tom. Thank you and have a great weekend time to meet you. That's tom hello sarah. Nfl network reporter. Aaron rodgers situation. He has a plan but he's not telling anybody. People don't realize what tom brady did last year. And what it meant to other quarterbacks and he's continuing to do it he had the entire super bowl roster coming back that doesn't happen he got everybody back. This is where russell wilson sat there at the super bowl and looked out there and went. I'll be like what am i doing. Tom brady is out there playing super bowl and he just left new england and he got the input on the roster deshaun watson tried to do it and then he got in trouble he was trying to force a trade. Saying i want out of here. These quarterbacks aaron rodgers is looking at. Tom brady saying why can't i do that. Any can question is how accommodating over the packers going to be. Would they restructure his contract. That aaron rodgers can somehow get out next year and then go to a team and do what tom brady. I mean that's that's really. That's what's happening here. And it's happening with these other quarterbacks who want to have a sick all russell..
"marc spears" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Cleveland indians are changing their name to the cleveland guardians starting next season. Also this in from the austin statesman and kirk balls who covers college football so well Prominent big twelve source tells american statesman the texas oklahoma moved to the. Sec is almost done. They've been working on this for minimum of six months. The move could become official in a week. The texas am leadership was left out of the discussions and they were not told about this surprise way. What yeah yeah texas. Oh we forgot to tell you know emailed you. You didn't get him way down on the bottom and Oh by the way because there's certain things that the longer it is the less you read and you decide. Okay i get it. I get any put something super passive aggressive like unless anyone objects. We're allowing texas and oklahoma in the sec. It's like letter k. If you start a horns down if you don't agree since greg sank. He's on the phone with some guy. Am the boss department down in college station. Yeah you got the new kobes rules we sent over you. Don't forget the sec days tacos. Yeah breakfast tacos down torchy's and don't forget it we're gonna grab oklahoma texas. What the one night. The whole world comes together. The world's biggest show in the world's biggest stage opening ceremony tokyo olympics friday.
"marc spears" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Year hotline. We will talk to Marc Spears, senior NBA writer for the undefeated coming up at the top of the hour about 15 minutes from now. And Mike. The Browns have a big decision to make. Before they go to training camp at the end of July. Do they want to pay? Baker Mayfield giant cash. The Cowboys screwed this up. They waited on Dak Prescott and waited and franchise tagged and waited. Now they've given him $40 million a year, which is more than they would have had to pay if they had just done this a couple of years ago, But some of these quarterbacks, it's tricky. You don't want to do what the Rams did with Jared Golf, right? You don't want to do what the Eagles did with Carson Wentz and after part ways with the highly paid quarterback. What do you think the Brown should do? And what do you think bakers should do? Coming up over the course of the next couple weeks in regards to a long term contract for Baker Mayfield You know what, Aaron? I'm gonna flip the switch. I'm not going to answer that question. I'm going to have you answered your own question. You live in Cleveland, You watch every Cleveland Browns game. You have watched Baker Mayfield since the Browns selected him. In the draft several years ago. Is he worth top dollar from the quarterback spot in your mind? Is he worth? Patrick Mahomes money? Hell, no. Is he worth? 40 year did now know And I don't understand. I guess Mike the urgency on this, Um Baker is under contract with the Browns for two more years this year, which is his fourth season and then they picked up his fifth year option. He's making a pretty penny in 2022. Then you know, if you still don't have a deal done, you could start playing the franchise tag with game with him going into 2023. I just would like to see him before I give him what do the kids say? The bag now? Is that what the kids call it? That what Chris Paul called it with Rachel Nichols last night talking about DeAndre before I give Baker the bag like I'd like to see him play a really good season start to finish. And I don't think he's done that Yet. Last year he played a really good second half. Had a good rookie year, you know, set the rookie record for touchdown passes. He was the first Browns quarterback to win a playoff game in 25 years. But that's why everybody here wants to pay him. That's for some reason. The fans here Mike feel like they're going to get paid if Baker Mayfield Wants to get paid, and I'm caught being the one telling them Baker makes 150 million. You as a fan. Get $0 of that. I don't know why you're so caught up in how much money Baker and Emily Mayfield are making. And just with two years left Mike I would like to see a little bit more. Maybe I'd revisit it at like the bye week, but I don't know why the Browns feel like there's a rush on this. Alright, let's let's take it another step forward. So yeah, we were playing reverse. We're in reversal mode right now. You you quiz me about Carson Wentz. I'm quizzing you about the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield. Uh, I'm at the podium where I'm having a Mike Wells press conference, right? Yes. We had Keyshawn Johnson on in the last segment. You ask Keyshawn if he felt like the Browns were Super Bowl contenders. He said. They're not going to get to the Super Bowl. The ship. So here's my if the Cleveland Browns were to win the Super Rove's Let's just say in the next three years Is Baker Mayfield, the quarterback that need them there. Yeah, I would think probably he would be and mind you meet. Meet them there. I don't mean just as supporting not just a piece of the puzzle, or maybe the defense carries a load. Don't think. Let me assure this way. I don't think Baker is the kind of guy that is going to lift the play of everybody around him. To the contrary. I think he's a quarterback who needs To be in the right system with the right offensive line and the right wide receivers in the right running backs in order to be successful. Um, but I don't like, you know, people say, Well, what if Baker takes the Browns to the Super Bowl this year? Then what are you going to do about a contract? That that would be the happiest money. If I was grounds that I have ever spent, it would be the greenest It would be the sweetest check you could ever possibly write a player. So I'm not worried about that. Do I think Baker could take this team to the Super Bowl? Yeah, I do. I do, but I don't know if ah He's one of the top 10 quarterbacks in the league, and that's what I would use to dictate how much money I pay him not, you know, if he's open to an extension, where he's not going to be like one of the top five pick quarterbacks that that that's not what happens like you, you always become one of the highest paid guys when you get the new deal. Yeah, exactly. He's going to he's going to command. Top dollar. They're not going to say you know what? Baker Baker, You're the 12th best quarterback in the NFL in her eyes. Let's pay you like Let's give you the 12th make you the 12th highest paid quarterback in the NFL. How it works that That's not Baker Baker is gonna laugh, and I'm saying, Oh, God, there's no way then you get the position of the franchise tag and things like that. It's a sticky situation. When you look at the Cleveland Browns this season. I I think I agree with Keyshawn. Put Kansas City at the top. Still in the A F. C. I need to see more out of Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills to see if they're more of a one hit wonder, or they're headed in the right path going forward. I have zero faith in the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs. They are great interactive season come to playoffs. They do nothing for me. Tennessee, one in three in the place Tennessee. I'm a big believer Mike Vrabel. I like I mean, Now they add Julio Jones to go with Derrick Henry and AJ Brown and Tannehill. I like they don't play any defense. They don't play the defense, though, and I like their offense note their offense. I'm curious about what the Titans can do in the playoffs. Where do you think? What is this? What is your the legitimate ceiling for the Cleveland Browns this year? In your eyes. What do you Where do you think they can truly truly first things this like winning the division would mean a lot. I'm Aaron Goldhammer Mike Wells Sunday morning on ESPN radio. Winning the division would mean so much since these divisions came into the fold, and this current playoff set up, you know, with the six now the seven teams The Browns have never won the A F C North. The last time they want a division Michael it was the A F C Central, with the Houston Oilers being their biggest competition. That's how long ago it was. So you got to start with You know, winning the division and then hosting a playoff game at First Energy Stadium. If the Browns do those two things, I think the fans will consider it a successful year. But there's this little Light in the distance, which is the idea that the Browns could go to their first Super Bowl and compete to win their first championship since Jim Brown and Blanton Collier 1964. And I think it's out there. I think it's within the realm of possibility. Um, and to me. They are one of those teams with Tennessee and Baltimore and Buffalo. Jockeying to be The second team behind Kansas City. Is where I put them right now. I think they're right in that. Buffalo, Tennessee Baltimore conversation. Ah, they beat Tennessee last year in the regular season. They were right there in that classic Monday night game and against the Ravens, where Lamar came out of the bathroom and Let him to. Ah, lead him to victory. So, um, it'll be interesting to see how that goes. Ah, anyway, coming up Next. Are the Clippers dead Or could they come back from 31 down? We talked to Mark Spears, senior NBA writer for the undefeated next Aaron Goldhammer, Mike Wells with you Sunday morning on ESPN radio. Coming up Monday with Granny.
Detroit Lions cancel practice to speak out against Jacob Blake shooting
"The Lions canceled practice today to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake. Cell Phone video showed Blake was shot multiple times in the back by Wisconsin. Police his father says he's paralyzed from the waist down today. Instead of practicing the Lions chose to address reporters as a team in front of their building to deliver a message that they will be part of the change in the United States against police brutality. Here's quarterback Matthew Stafford on what the day meant to him. No football was talked about We were brought together and coach just open the floor. We knew they were going to be guys in there. That had heavy hearts and guys that had similar situations or close calls that have happened to them and needed to get it off their chest and and those conversations lasted for hours and it was incredible to part of just like it was all spring. but it was the first time that. You know we've we've really dedicated a chunk of time to talk about it when we're all in the building together you know we understand it about America and about. People in miracle is that. A narrative king, Carnegie shifty. We understand this sacrifice. You know. You might step on toes you might have some feathers but. In, order for change to happen or something to happen you know someone has to be uncomfortable in you. Know I think everyone inside these walls understand that understand what is going to come with the lasted make them with. A powerful statement from the Lions Today Marc Spears Dan Orlovsky Munich here on nfl live Marcus as you saw this unfolding just hours ago. What's your reaction? Is Important in looked the whole monographs stick to sports. Athletes in activism. The things that we talk about this is no longer a land that you draw and I know everybody likes to run and huddle away and say sports is supposed to be a refuge and let's just do sports and don't worry about these things going on what people have to understand is these situations affect the sportsman, the guys that are actually playing the Games. These are real life scenarios that they live through and I thought what Matt Staffer said was so important to listen to the stories of guys that have been through these types of situations before and have feared and the things that they express. So I think what the lines are are doing is admirable. It totally makes sense for the stick to sports crowd. Look you're no longer living in that generation. These guys have voices they want to use them to make us all better and I think everybody should attach themselves to that and applaud that as opposed to trying to find reasons why they should just play ball and not worry about the things that are happening in their communities.
Zion leaves NBA bubble for 'urgent' family matter
"All right one to turn to this story from inside the bubble, and it's a big one the Pelicans announcing yesterday the Williamson left the NBA bubble yesterday morning. Because of under undisclosed urgent family medical matter now Williamson intends to return at some point here's this coach Alvin Gentry. Don't know anything right now from the standpoint of. Coming back and you know obviously us. We've discussed supportive. Amina's family and their privacy doing this time right now, you know. We played forty four games without him and. You know we have top stretching, and we also had a stretch for. We won twelve out of sixteen. Without Him, so obviously, he's a great player that we'll miss, but the one thing that we've always talked about even when we went through times is that. Next Man. Marc Spears joins US live from inside the bubble at Disneyworld mark. Seems a little unclear as to why he left. What are you hearing about that about why he left at this point? Look the PELICANS are keeping it really really close to the vest, and they've been like that all all season. Way Him, you know this is still a teenager very very protective of their future star, and it's a family matter so I certainly understand that, but when it comes to him coming back, Ryan is really complicated. Absence of seven days or less, he s a quarantine. Four days upon return to the bubble with negative tests needed each day. Longer than a week. He has quarantine for four days. If he has a negative test the final day seven days he has gone. Without a required COA testing he will quarantine for ten days, so the Pelicans will debut. On July thirtieth they're one of four teams that play in the first day to resumption. It's not a lot of time between now, and then they have their first criminals, and just a few days, so yeah. The PELICANS certainly have a lot to worry about in their hopes of trying to get back to the playoffs, Yeah and we certainly wish Zion Williamson, and is it well with this family matter I mean that's first and foremost here hoping they're okay, but I look at this as well and I say without him. What are their chances of moving far into the playoffs structure? Like Alvin said you know. They played forty four games without him. Brandon Ingram the all star. He played most of those games at power forward. Without Zion, but once I came back. He only missed one game, and they have a stretch for by the name of Niccolo Meli. Not Not too hot says Zion has not the game design has I think the average is like seven games seven points a game. He would likely replace Zayn at power forward with Ingram staying in the small force spot, and I. Think drew holiday, said it best. He said you know. As much as it hurts to say, we've done it before in terms of playing without Zayn.
"marc spears" Discussed on The Full 48
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"marc spears" Discussed on The Full 48
"Going to start to report to Orlando soon. You wrote last week about this about how to what the best way to keep the momentum going from MBA standpoint is an and look at the the has been incredibly active on this, and it's such a such a strange just a twist of fate that Steven Jackson was close friends with George Floyd. Like that like not that NBA players wouldn't have probably been front and center in this this fight and this. Point anyway but I think it really really brings it home just symbolically. When when Stephen Jackson is is up there. Saying this is my brother, and so now we've seen players which coaches gems you know. Those statements issued by owners other things. We know where the League is in general mark on on these issues, but the hasn't itself and listen to their Just go let them off the hook. These been a little busy with just trying to get the league started again. So I don't want to. I don't want me to criticism, but the League hasn't really said anything much overtly or assertively about their place in this. This this movement right now. I think that will change as they get everything in place for the restart, and as they get to Orlando, but I don't know I. Don't know where that's going to go so your last week with in the wake of Kyrie and Avery Bradley and Lou Williams talking about maybe and Dwight Howard talking about. Maybe we shouldn't go. Maybe we should be. Not Playing basketball now. Maybe the best way to keep this movement going is to just work on the movement as opposed to playing basketball, so you wrote a piece headlined. If NBA, players sit out the season. Will they miss their best opportunity to be heard? And you painted like a really amazing picture here that I texted you that day because I just thought this was perfect I'm a reader real quick, imagine hearing, lift every voice and sing after the star. Star spangled banner before game. One of the twenty twenty NBA finals at Walt Disneyworld the Eastern Conference Champs are standing side by side with one fist in the air, wearing I can't breathe t shirts. The western conference champs are kneeling on the hardwood, wearing t shirts that read black lives matter before tip off. There is silence for eight minutes and forty seconds the amount of time Minneapolis Office police officer Derek. Chelvan knelt on George Floyd's neck before he tragically died. They data is such a powerful image to consider in. It really underscores the possibilities, not we don't know what the reality will be, but because the possibilities of what the NBA could do as a league as individual teams as players to amplify and just hammer home, these issues at a time, when in late July and August and September to your point earlier when it may have started to fade and to me that again, not my place to say, but that would be a more powerful way to me of of pushing this forward than sitting it out in entirely now looks like you know as of today which Tuesday afternoon two thirty almost eastern time. Only, players who have announced they're not going so far or for other personal reasons, it's not for reasons of of black lives, matter or anything else. So I agree. We don't have to discuss why. It's more powerful. I think to go and use the opportunity. I think that that's. Probably, just proved to be true from just a media standpoint. But what should they do more? Is it what you outlined in those paragraphs I just read. Is it something more? What do you think into the extent that the the players have a lot of leverage? This is the era player. And they've been front and center on this movement. What do you think they should be could be or maybe they already are asking of the League. and. There's just even before I even going to like. Let's think of the vision that we saw which will be a part of NASCAR history. grabber now. BUBBA Wallace. In his car with several look like several hundred. NASCAR drivers personnel. Walking behind him and solidarity after you know, he had a news put in in his garage. If BUBBA Wallace said. You know what I'm not going to drive. I'm done. We don't have that. Moment. I live man. I I should a tier after that race when. Like I saw black people at the race run up to the fence to what black lives matters, t shirts. In, go there in like. Express their love for bubba Wallace and I don't even know what those folks were. Even race car fan before, but the fact that day. Came to that race to support him. Under those circumstances Anco via. Was Really Really Beautiful Man, and I, could see him really overwhelmed by the love that he has and I. You know I've been to. Ironically of NASCAR race, what Brad daugherty and spend a day with him and had an amazing time, but You know you see the the confederate flags in that have been sent away in so. I've watched I watched a NASCAR race yesterday. Because I wanted to see what happened with Bubba Wallis. I watched. You know read about Nascar lie more in the last two or three days. So by bubble, Wallace, having this platform and fighting against racism. Like to me. He gives an example to the NBA players of what you could do. With your platform. The NBA is a APP Mahmoud Abdul Rose NBA. is a different MBA. This is an NBA in which the commissioner basically banned. Racism from an owner Donald Sterling. And basically let everybody know what will. It will not be tolerated in this league. This is not the NFL I. Think the NBA is willing to stand alongside these players in allow them to. Have, the platform they want for social injustice for police. Speak Out Employees Battalion. They're not gonNA. Stop Him. They want to help them and I talked to a player from the Players Association on the Committee. WHO said they were putting together a list of things to bring to the NBA this week in terms of what they want. When they go to Orlando. So I'm sure in the coming weeks. The NBA The players association would have like a joint. Kind of release on press release on what they're. GonNa do. Then as I noted in the story like and you know this hour..
"marc spears" Discussed on The Full 48
"Like, the thing that somebody was telling me the other day about Gore's donors pissed the Pistons owner like they used to work in their front office when he bought the team. He went and visited the offices of his company and walk through the office in the ninety five percent of the people that worked in his office where White, and so he was like. WHOA. Obviously this do doesn't really seem to. Care about diversity. You know in their mind according to this person, and then you see their front office and. Their executive for office is white, Male, white male, white male white male might well might the white male white male white male white male white male, and then one new black do. League rose got pushed out. Let's be honest because he was. Too opinionated. You know. We was going to be opinionated, too, so let's see how aren't. Telemann company adapt to debt. But. Like I. Really Wonder What Gore's really feels like behind the scenes. Like if you allow that to be a front office. because. That's a whole new front office I. Don't know how much she cared about diversity in the first place. And it's interesting to, and you said the set the top. That they were having GM search. In the midst of this moment is movement this this this tidal wave that's going on, not just run a country, but around the world this is front and center on everybody's. Minds their news the news coverage their discussions in various household like this is just this is this is the issue of the moment, and we hope that it doesn't pass like so many others have our other moments passed without real change, and we see it in various drips and drabs. The last couple of weeks. But if that's what tipped the scales for them and move them toward hiring weaver. Great good outcome and again somebody who is very deserving and had been deserving for a very long time. But it's interesting. Right that it that it took this, but maybe but. I I here's where I wrestle with this mark. There's a whether it's that higher whether it's various statements that teams have issued. Whether it's recognizing June. Eighteenth is a holiday whether it's them just issuing statements calling out the murder of George Floyd. Then everybody! There's this thing we do. We start to try to gauge will. How sincere was this? How much of this is trying to make sure that they're saying the right thing just to be politically correct or to make sure that they don't look like they're on the wrong side of of this battle, and so we get we get very cynical, and you could look at the Pistons hiring cynically to that would be unfair to troy weaver. Frankly, but some people may look at it that way and just issued. while. They interview Wes Wilcox. Soda the bowls in. Eighty. Kinda got fired under some really interesting circumstances, but It is more to that story that's out. I'm sure we'll hear about the rest of eventually. Yeah. But it, but they do deserve Kudos for hiring for because that was a great. Right, so it brings me to this point, which is, there are times like this where I'm not sure I care whether whether it was a cynical move or not I just I just WanNa see the right outcome more often than we've been seeing in the past right, and if and if teams are issuing statements that they may not fully mean that we look at that owner and their track record and say I don't think. Think you really believe this, but you're putting out. You know what it at least has moved the conversation. It has shifted what is expected of all of us and especially people who have the most power and wealth and and authority in in this society of ours that even if you may not mean an entirely I'd still almost rather see these cynical statement that no statement because it's moved the Bar, it is now saying. This is the minimum. Expect. It's the NBA or just? Society businesses large. We got receipts. With these statements and that's what I'll okay. Key I love all these statements. Put all these statements because now. As things, start happening in the world job. Start opening up as as maybe to the momentum star. Slow down. We could say oh way but you. Remember when you said this that you. Plan to do this that you want to do this and you're about this well. You're not living up to that statement. On the record now. like I. do find Cuban situation with Cuban is extremely interesting, very. Because I would have thought. Honestly in in you know I know mark for a long time that. He probably be one of the last guys that would like. Stand up and say I want to help. Or I wanNA take a knee. I remember his comment when he said. You know somebody black was wearing a Hoodie I'd walk to the other side of the street while people forget that I remember that. I was told once that he he told. One of his players, who we a black player was odds with in nocco say the players Nag because they would be upset if I did. That don't forget who pays you cringe-worthy. Yeah, Then, you know Harrison. Barnes was very upset. About. You Know Cuban saying that if McDonald's all Americans went to Slovenia. They would be better basketball players. He took that offense to it in a race away. So they're now after these things now we see mark during amazing things. Is. Speaking out against. Racial Injustice Pataudi says he wants to take a knee giving money to the National Association of Black Journalists. By Bomani Jones called him out on the past. and. So I think the thing is like. You know everybody wasn't down for the cause before. But. If they are now. Like. Do we walk alongside them, or are we skeptical? that. That's going to be the challenge like just he'd like to what you said like who who's really down for the cause or WHO's trying to get some points like trying to run for president or something in the future you eat out of? Cuban. So, but I do think that. As a Black Mavericks, employees, said Man. You gotTA. Let it go. Our forget nothing. But I have to give respect. To the fact that at least he is trying. To do amazing things now, so you know I I had to give him credit for at least showing the ability to change. Well not doing that. and. That's the thing mark like. It doesn't mean anything he said he didn't is past goes away or is is negated by the stance..
"marc spears" Discussed on The Full 48
"At a lot of different ways, you can take discussion Martin and there's so much like you and I can talk about. We could be your brow ours, but let's talk about a couple of things that are going on right now that you have addressed and that touch on a lot of what we just kind of went through. And let's actually let's let's start with offices. Because notably grows recently that the Pistons to work for the NBA, but at the top level. It's interesting so the Pistons of Higher Troy Weaver. Lot of people felt long overdue for him to get that shot as GM and you tweeted last week. There are now ten black GM's or Jim Slash had a basketball opposite in the NBA and I actually think that ten. Let's the off the hook. Because, I'm going to go, I don't let me go through the list. Real quick because I want to get into this, I do want to discuss this. The GM title has gotten a little water down in the NBA The last ten years maybe last five years or more, so where we used to have GM's and assistant GM's and you knew the GM was always the guy in charge. If you said GM that was the guy who ran basketball ops now, the GM is often reporting to a team president, so for instance Trajan Langdon who's on your list of ten reports to David Griffin with the Pelicans that and the others, so the list is and Tony Oh yeah. TORONTO. Keep going right I, so we got right. Brian Right with the Spurs but I think most people believe it's still popping. Are See who who are running things there and that's I. Think it's accurate and that's fair. Messiah Jerry is in charge in Toronto. Kobe Waldman is in charge in Cleveland. Although the owner, there is a pretty big meddler Marc Evers Lee in Chicago is reporting to a tourist Karna Silvis. Elton brand is is is this is the last stop. Philly Scott Perry is reporting now to Leon Rosen in New York so you really only have out of the ten that you named in your tweet last week. They're only five guys who are running basketball. Absolutely you know five black men running baseball ops who are? The ultimate authority there. Yeah and that's Masai Weaver, James Jones. Elton Bread Koby Altman so i. don't know that that's probably up a couple of a little bit from a couple years ago, but it's not by much and black coaches. There are eight right now. But that includes Jacques van. WHO's an interim in? It hasn't much changed since I wrote the story whatever four or five years ago when I wrote about how had come down from fourteen, which was the all time high down to somewhere in the seven and nine, so it's always hovering. The seven to nine range saw open into question why why important 'cause I get pushed back when I bring this up and I'm sure you get twice as much. Why is this important? What part, why is it important that we even highlight how many front offices have a a black or black team president, or how many black head coaches there are? because League's seventy five percent black. So. That's always that's always my we. If if the edit the NHL which I'm sure, it's at least seventy five percent white. If the majority of their coaches were black I wonder how why America will fill about that. They would think it was strange at a minimum right. They would say that that's curious, but I I think over history were so used to. Having white men in charge of black man like you know. Society is almost like used to it, but. The fact that you're having a league that is so predominantly black. But most of the people that are running a league. Starts, with the owners. Predominantly white ownership. You know that that certainly plays a role in it and. I, don't know if that would change in. Nevada fans majority of fans are white, so that certainly has a role in the two, but. When you have a players that seventy five percent black. As a significant figure. Then like talking about numbers again, that's a significant figure. And then you even got to go into. How many of those are former players? Lied so it for basically tells any black player NBA that your chances work at a front office. A coach, probably pretty, slim. And in a lot of ways I think that for there to be changed, the stars have to start talking about it. The players that have platforms like the the players that whole gotTa. Start talking about it, so you know on a no going to Orlando. Players Association you know has some things that they wanNA. Bring to the NBA in terms of you know social justice in. Keeping the the the Horn Lau. In the Post George Floyd era. In. I've been told that that's one of the things they WANNA work. Work toward is diversity in the front office. Diversity in a coaching staff, but I I think it also has to trickle down to. The PR staffs the majority of the. People running these teams are white males. Majority trainers the majority of the jobs. So I think it has to be like you said it's. Sometimes some of those jobs might be a little window-dressing. Yes, under GM with the Spurs, but I got a report to guys, or are you really to GM or? That's just your title. It sounds good like it. You know what I mean and I'm glad you pointed it out. So with the League that. Is Predominantly Black? I think it's a shame bad. The representation in terms of the leadership positions into positions of power within the League are not as pretty shameful. It's It's interesting, too, because it's not like they're not aware of this. At the League level, the NBA never tried to move toward a Rooney rule like the NFL had and look. There's pluses and minuses to that and we can debate whether or not the Rooney rule has been. It's obviously not been effective. But. Like, the NBA NBA Debbie does not want address this one when I again when I did the story. has been several years now but I think any any that I've seen since then they. You know they've got some platitudes that they can. Say about here our goals. Here's how we've set up this committee and here's our training former players, and here's how the things that we're trying to do, too. But. It hasn't resulted in anything like it's not his not substantially changed. I've been currently for twenty three years. You're what BAC twenty years or so so on a on a dot. I don't think this changing. Yeah and so in the United doing this. It has not changed dramatically. They've been some higher points and some lower points along the way whether we're talking about head coaches or GM slashing president, but it has not meaning fleet changed in a in a positive direction. Now that said the NBA always gets high marks on the racial diversity. grades that RICHARD LAP puts out every year, and they do well on in a number of areas, and I think overall representation. If you count assist, both coaches act layer that result on a report to which is about to come out. I think on Wednesday. Like really pulled back the layers on it..
"marc spears" Discussed on The Full 48
"Alumnus of the Los Angeles Daily News. Also my fellow San Jose, but he's a member of the Union. High School districts Hall of fame and I'm not so he'll always have that over me Marc Spears. How are you sir? Among recommend new for the San Jose Eastside District Hall of fame as we speak man. Get! Nudity service in the fact that you went to protest. Take that finally the that. Gets you, but you'RE GONNA have to fly to San Jose down on off trying to get on a plane at this moment for the for the ceremony. I'm not getting on any planes anytime soon. My friend if I can help it. Apparently San Jose just forgot about I've been gone too long. You know you're still there in the bay area. I went to Davis Than L.. A. The New York like it's fine I'm outta sight Outta, mind. It's okay. I can be happy more more your hall of fame. Lloyd tears isn't there? He made it. So the people that don't understand the San Jose side unions high school district is me and Howard both went to school within that district definitely in different neighborhoods. e- caused me hill because I went to Andrew Hill and I come S. T. because he went to Santa. Teresa Lloyd Pierce to coach. The hawks acting went to a high school called Yearbook Boina. and. So, they have a hall of fame for the School district. which I'm in in Lloyd Pierces then. We gotta get Howard hanging my head and save on how getting in south. I it gives me something to shoot for. Give me something to aim for. Man. I'm really happy to have you on. We've been friends forever and I'm not had you on my podcast yet. Which is I. Don't know bad oversight by me. I guess I. Guess we get to talk enough anyway as we world has to be apparel for you to have your yourself. Is that what? No because somebody could talk about the world being in peril me. Know. That hurts man. I mean there's at least a sliver of truth because there's Parsa. Part part of this is the moment we are in the things we were talking about and writing about and you and can discuss a little bit, too. Because he's the kind of things I'll just I'll say this now. We'll come back to it. Put put a push pin in this one, but like these are the kinds of things that even when. With longtime friends. We don't often discuss. And occurs to me at a time. I guess that we are all discussing this all the time and so two it. It underscores the fact that yeah like these are conversations. We just don't have or as you know as Butler. Put recently when. He's written about this that these are the uncomfortable conversations right so We'll go, but I will say this. After I just gave your hard time I'm GonNa. Give you a compliment. Our back before George Floyd. was somebody that always wrote about and always highlighted. Racial injustices police brutality. You or certainly one of the few white colleagues or even colleagues period because I'm not gonNa to be completely honest, not all black reporters writing about it either. Before then that actually. Would ride about it with tweet stories that would make highlight of. It would say that this is wrong. where I would say the majority of my white colleagues. And a lot of my colleagues of color. Even a lot of the unfortunately A. Contingent on my even black reporters. Friends were were didn't don't write about it. We're uncomfortable writing about. It didn't care to write about it. And you one of the people that actually, if I I knew you know I, always call myself A. People view me as a screaming Negro Mba writer. Always yelling this and yon about that but. Our knew that. If I had wrote something significant, there was a good chance at Howard. Beck would re tweet it. And, so for that I appreciate you are thank you. I do think perhaps growing up in San Jose, where we both grew up, which was really diverse. Perhaps helped you gain. The importance of Of that during your youth, so but you know you definitely deserve some Kudos. For being, wanted people that. Cared. is down for the cause. An wasn't scared to. Put Your name on the line to say so for that. Thank you know I i. that's really Nice Mark. I appreciate all that and you have chat about that on on occasion and just the way our business. Really store. WAS THAT JUST TO BE? Yeah. The list you're on in in everybody can hear it now. Give a shit. But deliver your own is really really short. And it's changed, but the list. Iran was really really short I mean. I will say this. You know I've had the luxury in some ways you my my my views are my used. My perspective is my perspective, and and whatever it's shaped by. You know I, you know. Maybe it's all those things. Maybe it's grown up with. It's other things but I will say that. You and I both grew up in this business as as mainstream newspaper guys who had to hold a lot of our our. And other things in check Because in in this is a lot of pushback in this right now, but in newspapers in a lot of mainstream journalism. You know the the goal of objectivity means you do not put your own views out there at all. In the twitter age, it became an even tensor kind of thing, and certainly my time at the New York Times, which has the highest bar for this stuff? I really had to watch myself, and I will just say that while my views, my perspective. My just everything my world has changed in the seventies that have been a bleacher report. I've had more latitude to be able to express a lot of that on twitter. Some summit somewhat in the stories I choose to not the Times would have ever frowned on any of those things. I just think I. Can put more of myself into it and be out there more and whatever I'm tweeting or re tweeting or thing like it doesn't. It doesn't take long to look down my time when figure out where my values are I. Don't think on a number of issues. But I will say that part of that is is I'm in a place right now where they have embraced and supported that certainly I've never had a single. Put a little bit of pushback like no one has said anything to me before in my time about what tweeted. And there was when I want to write about the the decline in the number of black head coaches in the NBA whatever it was five years ago four years ago. They supported that so so Kudos to. A I'll say about that too I always. There's ways of saying things. I, I don't think I've ever been. At ESPN obviously working for undefeated. You're not silence. Talk about race, so you? Even at Yahoo I did a little bit of it wanted to do more. Which is why ended up? You know where I am, but I think in terms of. One thing that always stood out to me. That still bothered me to this day. I was at the Denver, Post. And they let me do some things that were that were great like I went and interviewed A. the first black player in NBA history, and actually went to Crossville, Tennessee spent a couple of days with them in wrote that story and.
NBA, Lakers And Jeff Schwartz discussed on SportsCenter AM
"NBA it's been a rough go over the past few years for demarcus cousins the four time NBA of all all star NBA center I should say seven the Lakers in the offseason cousins suffered a torn ACL in his left knee according to his agent Jeff Schwartz that what's his availability for the upcoming season the jeopardy doesn't suffered the injury in a work out in Las Vegas on Monday ESPN NBA reporter Marc spears of the cousins injury speaking on SportsCenter with Superman to management stuff watch in this room phone for about two years on east sixty featured band with him in mobile Alabama Sacramento New Orleans and obviously open California and to see what he's gone
"marc spears" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"And I one of the questions at the end we talked about Marc spears was on yesterday did a story about our j Barrett up Steve Nash is godfather, whatever, and in the story Jamal Murray, who's also Canadian air, it says he thinks Barrett's the best player in the draft. So one of the questions I had as Byron was do you think Jamal Marino, something? We don't and your answer was no. I think you're gonna ask one hundred people like I said yesterday, I think you're probably ninety nine of them to say, you know, the Zion. Repeating pick one hundred people this know, we know Canadians are low biased right now. You know, RJ bear, God blesses. So we, we understand that. But now man, I mean, this is pretty clear cut who's going to be the number one, Iran, who how good can he be? I mean, he could be a hall of fame. Really? Wow. It could be a hall of Famer if, if he can really. Stay healthy. Yeah. Which is a big part of it is we all know and he obviously has to develop your different parts of his game. But when you look at his size athleticism, is quickness explosiveness and the thing that I love about Zayn is that he he has a passion for the game. You can tell that he loves to play basketball. So I think that little intangible, right? There is going to allow him to get better and better each year because he's going to work at it. And we all know right now, he has to a reliable jump shot from the perimeter. But other than that, to kick in handle passes, the ball great. He's super strong. It's gonna be fun to watch his development. How hard is it to come into the league? When when people say, you can be a hall of Famer, the expectation as you probably should be. You're not you're not setting the bar too high hall of Famer bribe's not that brawn came into league with the same has ceded it if that's possible. But most guys don't of what's that like coming into league I dunno. I got to that level. All that. But when you look at those guys, they all have something that's a little bit different than everybody else. You know, they have a wheel to win will be successful. They're not afraid to fail. You know, I, I still remember Kobe's rookie year when he shot, the three airballs in Utah kep, and everybody thought, oh my God. This kids a bus you know he's wanted to greatest players that ever played the game. Because he let that motivate him to be who he is today. And I think Zion has that he has that little bit of that it factor that I think you need to be successful NBA, especially for a long period of time. And especially to type of. You know levels that we're putting on him right now as far as hall of fame and things of that nature. Like you said, I mean, if he if he's just ten time all star, and he doesn't a hall of Famer, he's gonna look at him and said, man, your career was was a failure because you wouldn't have hall of Famer, but is it took, but I think the kids going to be exceptional in like I said, I'm one of those guys that's going to be sitting there waiting to see how he plays in the NBA. He's the most hyped prospects. The bronx. It's not what a lot of I mean is great player. Unbelievable player, but the name oh, it's perfect. Dame rate name, exude star Dale it is. It's a one name name. Right. Ron is a one science Koby white name name Anthony Bennett. No work out clearly there. That was nearly one of the biggest surprise draft that he was taking number one, but usually Anthony Anthony which one. Bennett. Did you know I didn't know you were? Okay. Well, I'm not I'm not going to sit here and say, I had anything with the drafted Anthony Bennett at that time, I was gone so know I had nothing to do with. Okay. So there's a popular theory out there, that rob Pelinka didn't really know what he was doing in the details when the Anthony Davis trade went down, George. I heard your show yesterday. That was the prevailing opinion on your show. Yeah..
"marc spears" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Respect to AD. He's missed a lot of games to injury when he's playing amazing a leak top five, but if you're gonna give me clues I mean I want Kouzmin ball, I want Ingram. I want that four in, if I heart. I'm trying. I'm trying to you know for the fences. Yeah. I'm trying to get all those guys man. And if I was the pelicans outta did it last year out of moved on already. I, I would have started the process with two young guys that, that probably would have been excited other than maybe I mean, I don't wanna speak for Lonzo 'cause is not speaking for him anymore. I think that would have been a great trade for both sides, and perhaps it ends up happening, but I do think the pelicans should have did it already just to get the process of getting to know those younger guys Marc spears to the undefeated ESPN NBA insider friend of the program with this year. Thank you, sir. Have a great weekend and we'll talk to you soon. I'm working on my ten tuner. How can now I like it. We'll talk to you are. There is Marc spears. All right. We'll kind of discuss that a little bit. Plus coming up next. What now for the warriors, you know, we didn't really get into that with spears, but I wanna get into it with you, and max Kellerman, dropping bombs about a why and the clippers on I take we'll get to that in four and a half minutes. So Donald show here on ESPN LA sorry, we're eating peanut, brittle from See's candy. That's in here the shot of the peanut brittle now. So good. They should thanks to Marc spears for filibustering a little bit. I was able to get like two pieces of peanut butter Ritalin while during that interview. Yeah, that's always key man because some days just hard like I didn't get a chance to eat lunch today. Like I'm starving. I may just I don't know. You guys wanna wingstop it again. I can see you can see what was going like the go-to hungry. We just coast, meet some wingstop oatmeal in office, if you don't know too many carbs. So anyway, fiber, though. Yeah. That's true. Yeah, my, my life types are clean. I'm good. Oh, that's good. I thought the Browns to the Super Bowl earlier, though, interesting. Okay. Speaking, which when the Browns go, they could go to the Super Bowl. That's what some people are thinking like the real Browns not mine. But anyhow. To unlikely. But yeah, so. Do you wanna do the war? Let's do the max Kellerman thing. I and we'll get to the warriors thing after because I want to get some calls because I gave people the options, they heard Marc spears. Marc spears went with option one. If you're just tuning in, I created three options for the Lakers option, one is LeBron AD and a.
"marc spears" Discussed on First Take
"Welcome back into I take from lake shell lay here in Oakland last night at oracle, the raptors were crowned champions, Marc spears is with us now and Mark, I want to ask you, this, obviously, you talked to these players all the time and you were in this locker room postgame. Tell me what the emotion was like in what went down after the game. I'm still have career was really sad and it had nothing to do with losing. I mean it has something to do with losing and not repeating, but he was saddened about what do you call this, too good. Really good dudes. And that's clay, an K D. And he, he just like this is supposed to be the best some of their lives. They're getting a big contract at the peak of their career. And then this happened is it was almost like he felt like guilty like nothing happened to him..
"marc spears" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"There's a Honda. That's right for you. So head into your local Honda dealer today. Christopher okay. Marc spears coming up soon. He has broken boogie cousins injury. They feared was a quad injury is fears confirmed torn quad. Oh boy, boogie cousins. That's it. Right. That's the season. Isn't it? He is saying cousins waiting on doctors to learn true extent of the injury. But it does fear torn quad God loss for the season. Oh, man. Things. Don't just strain with him. They tear. Yes. Oh my gosh. Yeah. Again, this is the guy who was in the back pocket of the warriors. Yeah. Trump card all season long that they started getting up to speed. Wants the calendar. Turn to twenty nineteen that ace. That that ace in home that they were just going to throw run on the table in April and say come get us. So they'll just after lying to rent. Because that's who they'll rely on. That's it. He's the best player in the NBA though. They'll just rely on Durant car. He'll do his clay all do his. It's basically last year's team now. We're looking at essentially. Well, yeah, I think what happened last night kind of flukey. I don't really see that. Mark had a a great story. He spoke to Durant about the July first of it all and whether he's already made his decision for the next, and I can't wait to chat with Marc spears. That's coming up in a few minutes time. What else do you have over the NFL? The top story keeps you missed it. Russell Wilson's days in Seattle. It's a new four year extension. One hundred forty million dollars five million dollar signing bonus one hundred seven million dollars guaranteed. So now in a contract five years at.
"marc spears" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"What their tax should be what their approach should be with Mike wilbon and Marc spears, and how it turns into a potential. Watch out for the clippers conversation. We'll get to that coming up next Saddam show here on ESPN LA. Eric Weddell newest member of the Rams going to join us in about ten minutes. Makes you stick around for that. Got a quick segment here. So I was telling you earlier I was on the jump today and Mike wilpon myself and Marc spears had a conversation about how this all seasons gonna go for the two basketball teams in Los Angeles. Or at least it started as a conversation about the Lakers, and it kind of jumped in and morphed into a conversation about the clippers. I am curious to hear what you guys think about this and kind of get your thoughts on it in just a bit. But let me play the the chunkier for you is the Lakers strategy of swinging for the fences the right approach this season. That's the only approach you can have in Los Angeles with the Lakers and the fan base demands that swinging for the fences means going as big as you can get as far as you can that season. That is the only approach that the patrons will accept in Los Angeles from this team them, I think of gold incrementally. How process even Lakers to have like a six year? The awful tank every season process. No, they can't have that. So sweet for the fences means you have to connect you can't you know, you gotta worry about launch angle and find it and get it over the fence. But this is the only thing, and and I don't think that means just star driven acquisitions, that's why would most people are saying, she got you. Marcos Angeles is the Lakers. Lebron someone's always gonna listen, but we bumped into somebody yesterday..
"marc spears" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"You can see them all over ESPN college football NFL, the get up lion to right, Detroit lion. Yeah. That's right lions where he had his long run famously ran out of the show. Oh core. All too. Well, but he's very good as an analyst. Yeah. There's no question. So he'll stop by Marcus, not Marcus. Now, you got me saying. Marc spears, not Marcus fears was also an ESPN analyst. We'll talk some MBA with us at five fifteen. So let's get right into this Rams thinks so I've got a couple of keys, but one that I've been kind of saving for when you would be here was Wade Phillips, and I think, and I know obviously Brady is amazing. And he's been the nine Super Bowls. I get all that. But I actually look at wait Phillips, and when he's had elite level talent, particularly on that side of the ball. He's done really well against the patriots. His last appearances all in Denver. He gave up twenty four eighteen and sixteen points to New England anyone to out of those three games against them. I happen to view this patriots team. And I know people are Sam crazy. But they're not as dynamic as they've been in previous Super Bowl interruptions of this team. Right. So I actually think they're less like the twenty fourteen patriots and more like the two thousand one patriots that played the team this Rams team. Then you know, better a little bit better because Brady's better. Right. You have to give them that. But the same style of play huge offensive line. They're going to run the ball more. So than they're going to try to throw the ball at least more times than not. And then LeBron you'll be Brady when they when he needs to be, but he wants that too. But I happen to think that the Wade Phillips stuff is being underplayed because overall Wade's record against Bill isn't great. But his more recent record when he had elite defensive talent in Denver, including keep Talita away. It's been pretty damn good against ballot. Check and company. I agree. It's funny. When we talk about Bill Belichick. He we always talk about the fact that he doesn't speak to the media or he gives you almost nothing, but you have to really look he's giving you a lot. So whenever he speaks. That's pretty much what the team is going to be about like a couple of years ago. Jeff Fisher took the Rams up to New England. And the first guy and the only guy he talked about during the the conference call was Johnny Hecker. Right. He just kept going on and on about how much of a weapon Johnny Hecker is. Well, that basically told you what the game plan was going to be or how he felt about the game. The only thing they could hurt him or keep him from winning is the fact that he could flip field position in a hurry. So you jumped to this year Super Bowl, Bill Belichick is talking about Wade Phillips as defense, and the fact that it hasn't changed in twenty years. Right. But this is what I hear most from guys that have played in that defense from the average to the below average to the elite players that played for him. It's very simplistic. It's not that hard. There's not that many checks to it. You just kinda lineup. Play. Which is what we want on defense. We don't want to think we wanna react reading react to play football. So I agree with you man, it it just depends on how Wade Phillips decides. Like Bella check to attack the patriots. And I guess your option would be is you're going to have to load up against the run. You're going to have to help your linebackers. Stop the run, it's not just a Sony. Michelle that's going to attack. It's how Brady gets to the root and James white by the way can kill is as deadly weapon is they have right? So it just depends on how he sets the front and what directives he gives them up front to stop the run first, and that's gonna Opie up for the past which is dangerous..
"marc spears" Discussed on Pop Shop
"So maybe this is a matter of like, we credited everybody who was actually involved in it. Whereas the Oscars for the win. It will only be the people listed. Are in the academy nominations people. I just thought Kendrick are among those people s so that's great just this was not Keith just trying to play correct? Katie. Whoa. Wait, a to actually be up on that stage of that song who those five, and I'm it's clearly Al shucks or sound wave cut left out in the cold of apparently, I think Al Shaq said because his birth name is Alexander shock Berg. And you did not say that. So sound wave must be Marc spears. I believe that is Rex wicked that this morning. I think Marc spears is Sam leave all rights. Well, there we go. Sorry, guys. We just had a, but this is an interesting category. Because the generally the most nominee can have for one song is four and that's under extreme circumstances. But generally, they only want really like one or two people nominate I remember there being a scandal during when beyond say's listen was nominated from Dreamgirls, and she is a co writer, but there was debate over whether she should be listed as a writer, and she wasn't. She wasn't. She evidently wrote the least amount. All right. So let's talk a little bit about some some things that we noticed in these nominations, some fun facts on facts hot takes you wanna go first. I can go first. One thing. I wanted to bring up was from the fun little sidebars at the Academy Awards sons out we all know that a star is born has been made before there are now four of it and the series in general as a total all of these films together has twenty six Academy Award nominations. Okay. That's pretty incredible the act acting nominations for Bradley Cooper and lady Gaga are the third for both the lead character's after Fredric March and Janet gainer in nineteen thirty seven and James Mason and Judy Garland in nineteen fifty four and cleaning. We're leaving out miss, Barbara, and Kris Kristofferson, they did not get acting nominations. Yeah. That film wasn't wh- totally warmly received rights, but it did get some academy where they all have. That's that's incredible. So if you wanna get Academy Award nomination, just remake this film, again, I think that's what we learned in twenty years or thirty possibly so. Millie Bobby Brown? If you're looking at starting to think of like Joe Joe. And your phone jail. Find anyone on like a very young twenty team leaning isn't he show if that like a newborn show with like babies rolling, right? That's what we really may like the the baby for modern family or something. Speaking of stars born lady Gaga is nominated for best actress, but she's also nominated for best original song. Yes. The Oscars noted, and this was something I think other folks would have noted she is the second person to receive acting and song nominations for the same film. Mary J Blige was the first with her nominations for mudbound just last year just last year. And also, a fun fact that I dug up this morning, and this is not an exhaustive list. A ferry a fairly short not a Peter fairly short. But a fairly short. Yes. Peter fairly is awesome nominated shirt. Can you name? Katie anyone that had a number one album on the billboard two hundred and number one single on the hot one hundred and then later got an Academy Award nomination for acting. Well, just because league mentioned her I'm going to start with Barbara Streisand knows an option now because her first her when she won for funny girl. She hadn't yet had a number one on one hundred chart. Okay. My next guest is share. Nope. Shares never had a number one album. Oh, that's shocking. Okay. I don't think no she didn't get nominated. You literally just talked about her about I was gonna say beyond Cy. It's like thirty seconds ago. Thought beyond saying he also has never been nominated for us. And I was thinking that's where I was I is rolling around in my head gives after beyond say, but before we started talking about share like. Minute ago. I mean, Mary J Blige I was gonna say, but like that doesn't seem fun. Well, it is fun. I was thinking like she already has this other thing that we just talked about. Okay. So marriage..
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