18 Burst results for "Marcus Thompson"

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

05:52 min | 2 months ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Good night. Bring in the garbage. About the previous play. He shot the three so he could complain to the ref. Like, dude, that was power the last one. No question, right? You triple that to the top of your clock. No, that's not. That's not how they work. And you know what else about Wiggins, would he needs to pull out the step back mid range? He can. And he's hit a few. So it's like a case of emergency burnt glass. And they need that sometimes. They need a good mirror and shooter. And he's one of them. I can't believe they're at a final zoo and Andrew Wiggins. I can't believe it. You said an important name before, and it was my day Ellis. Yes. This era begins. It begins with the drafting of Steph Curry, and then he has all the ankle issues and all that. But Monte Ellis for Andrew Bogut said a tone for the organization that all of this cool, you know, offense explosion over the years from run TMC till now, like we got places, we got places, run TMC got places, second round of the playoffs, all that. We believe got places. It didn't get us to an amazing place. We need defense. And if it's warriors, Celtics in the finals, it's the top two defenses in the league. If it's warriors heat, it's number two and number four. And it's just a reminder that this thing was built on defense almost from the start which you don't think of Steph as Steph team as a defense team. But the warriors have been a good defensive team and I thought this series was a reminder of that in two ways. Number one, where Phoenix and to a lesser extent Utah, but especially Phoenix, when Dallas went 5 out, Phoenix tried to defend everybody one on one, they said, we're not helping in the paint and at the rim unless we absolutely have to because we're so scared of giving up open threes. The warriors were like, oh, we'll help. When you get into the paint, you're gonna see another body and do you know why? Because we have faith in everybody to nail the rotations on time at full speed and we are not gonna just give up tons and tons of wide open threes and they were right and the other thing about that is who is at the top of those plays time and time again. Steph Curry, hedging and recovering, not getting switched, not getting taken out of a play. It was a good enough defensive performance against an offensive. It really causes a lot of problems in a reminder that with draymond green back there with loony with Wiggins with going away from the pool party to what I've called the midsize sedan lineups with like, you know, draymond plus order plus a quarter, maybe those kind of things. Like this is a good defensive team and I thought it was like a kind of a reminder like, yeah, that's as much of the foundation of this last ten years. Is anything else? I think the bogat part is underrated as a matter of fact. And when you think about when this thing turned, it was Andrew Bogut, right? What's draymond's specialty? He's great at all kinds of defensive setups. But he might be the best self defender of all time. Andrew Bogut was his vet on defense. Andrew Bogut is the quarterback behind the defense pointing them out. He was the one with clay is being a ball hawk on the guard, saying, hey, man, you could go all out. You could pressure him fully. You could get into him because you got bogu back there. And the other guy, Andre Iguodala, right? The defense mindset and acumen and IQ, like that is the beginning of the warriors. I remember a 2015 where it was like river Charles Barkley's like jump shoot teams don't win. Jump shoot these away. Like, no. This is a defensive team. The reason they're champion is because they can play defense. And even if you just watch Steph over the years, right? This is where Luca is. This is where John morant is. This is where James Harden ever got to. Steph over the years. But because of that early indoctrination, because that's what they told him if you play defense you win. And he started winning when they started playing defense. He believed that you have to play defense. So every year, Steph gets better defense every year. He's out there ISO going all out. Remember 2018, it was James Harden. It was like, I'm holding my own. I'm willing, you know, they got this thing with the words. They're just like, you gotta stick your nose in it. You have to stick your nose in it. It doesn't matter if you get beat. If you have to get humiliated every time down to help the defense, then that's the defensive game plan. And you gotta be willing to do that. And he does it. He does it in a way superstars don't. And it's because, like you said, they got bogeyed. They got Andre Iguodala. They had 1990s Mark Jackson talking about it every possession, packed the paint, right? Don't let those low layups close out on threes and we're going to play defense. And somehow it has become a part of their DNA. Now all this complex stuff where they're running in and out of zones, boxing ones, match ups, three, two, their do it on the fly. We're talking about Steph, clay. Jordan Poole leave it. I mean, he's barbecue chicken, but he's running a sense, right? Like, you know, he's out here and Moses moody, this rookies. It's 1000% part of the culture. I don't think bogey actually gets enough credit for that because that did series at San Antonio series when he was playing a lot. I know where they want a championship. They started going small, but he was part of that foundation and a lot of what draymond does was born for bogus being back there showing you how to quarterback a defense..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

05:36 min | 2 months ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"They turned Durant's departure into a sign and trade for D'angelo Russell. Stealing D'angelo Russell out of the clutches of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The helicopter. He's on the helicopter with Timberwolves officials at was towns on the helicopter. There was some there was some airborne courting going on by the Minnesota Timberwolves that was cut short. And one of the reasons they swiped D'angelo Russell was they knew at least one team Minnesota was desperate to get him and if it goes bust, well, we can probably move him for something. They had two paths to choose from in that moment. Number one, let Durant walk for nothing. Keep Iguodala who they had to trade in path B, which we'll talk about. Keep keep the picks that they ended up trading in both the Durant deal and the Iguodala deal keep the mid level exception, keep all the picks all the flexibility and I mean not much flexibility, but keep all your assets anyway and move forward. Path B was D'angelo Russell. And it involved trading a protected first to the nets, which turned into a second and a very, very lightly protected first to Memphis, along with Iguodala, who of course would famously never play from Memphis because they had to duck under the hard cap. So the Russell path involved forfeiting a couple picks and taking on a max contract attached to a player who plainly was not worth a max contract. And I wrote at the time the first path was probably the safer path the non Russell Pitt, but but because I was never a Russell guy, but I understood why they took the Russell path because a depicts that they gave up one ended up being a second round pick who cares. Those picks were probably never gonna turn into players who would be ready to help Steph clay and draymond in time for them to still be championship level players. And number two, clay was hurt and they had no other real way of getting like a player between age 24 and 28 who might end up being able to bridge the gap. They had no other vehicle to do that other than a miracle in the draft or trading clay or dram on which they're not going to do. And so they took a shot and they took a gamble, a calculated gamble that if Russell doesn't work out and I don't think it's like spoiler alert to say now, they were not super optimistic that Russell Wilson. In fact, we can flip him for something and they flipped him for Wiggins and a deal I absolutely loved at the time, but I did not think it was going to turn out like this. Andrew Wiggins has been everything they could have hoped he would be and more in this playoff run. What do you remember from that sort of series of transactions in particular the buildup of the Russell for Wiggins trade that happened on deadline day? Well, first I remember saying, why are you doing this, right? 'cause I really wanted to understand. And the sentiment was like you said, keep Iguodala, right? Keep the pics, keep the mid level because making this move, hard captain. So the mid level was out. To me, that was a path, but I remember having this conversation and it's like, you gotta keep the salary slot. It's the salary slot. It's the $27 million salary slot that you could fit one player in if you get lucky. Two players in. If you find two good talents, but you had no way of getting a $27 million salary slot again. Not with Steph bacon 50 million right in clay making 40. You drink my beans 25, right? So it's either, like you said, get rid of one of them, which wasn't happening. And they wanted to keep that salary slot. And I think it's important to note the draft had not hit. So it just had, they swung and missed multiple times, especially later in the draft too, right? They weren't getting the top tier pick with any of those. So I do think their failures of the draft and the fact. The fact that there's no other way to get a salary slot made them take it. The funny part was while they couldn't say it, Zach, so initially it was like the we want delo campaign. It was like, oh no. Oh yeah, it could be a great fit. You can play off the ball. We'll figure it out when clay comes back with it. I'm sure we'll get into the trade of no, we like delo in. That was the funny part through the whole thing. And you know, D lo was such an explosive. I think he dropped 50 a couple times where it's like, there's a universe in this liminal space they're in where it makes sense. From old Monte Ellis warriors perspective. Where it's like, look, just be entertaining, kid buckets, trying to make the playoffs and the bar is just significantly lower. But it just couldn't work. It was a drastic failure. Mostly because delo just had a lot to learn about winning. And you know, I even talked to him and he was just, he, what are things that jumped up to him? He was like, man, I got to get better conditioning. That's one thing I learned. Stuff like conditioning, trying on defense, right? Pass at the ball. That's the worst way. And he just, it just did not work at all. So badly that drape miles just kind of checked out. He was done. And that was pretty much it. So they flipped for Wiggins who.

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

06:14 min | 2 months ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"He became a screener. The heat scored zero points directly out of those Jimmy Butler pick and rolls in game 5. Zero. And then he shows up and he does that and he scores 47 points. I mean, it's just, it's mind boggling. It's another Jimmy Butler masterpiece. How many of these 40 point masterpieces have there been in the playoffs between the bubble in here? It's like, it's like 5 or 6 or 7 now. Yeah, it was what his third 40 point effort of this playoffs. I mean, he's been easily it was easy, it was forgettable in the context of the last three games, but you look at the entire postseason. Jimmy has been far and away. The best player in this playoffs. And if you get him playing at that level, you're liable to win anywhere anytime. So I think that's probably the most encouraging thing besides home court for Miami is they look ahead to game 7. And the Celtics just, I mean, it's tempting to say things like oh, the Celtics can't stand prosperity every time you think they have momentum in these series they lose. I mean, this was a game where Jimmy Butler just took it from. And you can look, you can look at the turnovers and yeah, if the Celtics have 12 turnovers instead of 17, they win this game, they will win almost every game against Miami if they have 11 or 12 turnovers set of 17 or 18. That's just reality. Jayson Tatum had 7 turnovers. That's too many. Jalen Brown had four and fouled out. He had a kind of, I think he had two points in the second half and 18 in the first half, so he faded a little bit. But the heat took a lot of those turnovers. The heat won this game. I didn't watch this game and think, oh man, Boston just gagged that away at home. I thought a team that looked dead came into Boston behind an absolutely majestic performance and took this win. Is that to me this is more of I hate reducing it to a dichotomy, but this is more about Miami just winning the game. Yeah, I wanted to be more frustrated by the Celtics performance here. And I do think that they didn't come out with the requisite focus and energy needed for a closeout game. They should have expected Miami to come with this level of effort, even after getting blown out the last couple of games. But they were able to make up for it, get right back into the game and then Miami kept, as you've said, answering over and over again. Now, if I'm Boston and want to feel reasonably optimistic going into game 7, I mean, number one, this team has shown that they can win crucial games on the road. The Milwaukee game 6 one most notably. Also, there is a slight trend I just looked this up. When the road team wins game 6 to force a game 7, they've done slightly worse in game 7 than you would expect based on the overall track record of teams winning game 7. So I don't know if that's meaningful at all, but it's like 27 and 14 as opposed to like 75% overall. And like you said, Boston, they just won a critical road game in Miami almost literally yesterday. They won game 6 in Milwaukee with their season on the line. They're going to have to win game 7 in Miami with their season on the line. And you know, the one that the one thing that I'll look for early in game 7 was the big second half adjustment tonight from Miami was on a lot of the times that Tatum gets or brown gets strews were either sending a second defender or we're just going to load up in the middle of the floor to such a dramatic degree that if he drives, they're just going to be hands and arms everywhere right away and he's not going to get to the rim and he's either going to have to make a tough floater the right kick out pass and I thought Boston, I thought Boston got a little I thought Boston stars got a tiny bit too shot hungry at points in this game and missed kick out passes. Just keep the machine moving, keep it all. I know Marcus smart was one of 9 from three. I still got to trust him and I would bet that we'll see a little bit more of that pressure early if Tatum and brown get rolling against Miami's weaker guys. I mean, you have to assume that those are the clips that email is showing in the film session. This is the opportunity we have. And I think that probably harkens back to where Boston was at the beginning of this season before this turnaround. A lot of that was shot making as well. They were getting better shots than their shooting reflected. But we also saw a greater degree over the course of the season of buy in from Jalen and Jason into kind of that plane in that team concept that he wanted to bring this season. And I thought, you know, the Celtics adjusted to that pressure at some points in the moment pretty well. There was one play where first first of all, if they're going to double like that, I'd rather have Tatum have the ball than brown. I trust him, despite his 7 turnovers and I trust his pull up shooting game more. I trust his passing a little bit more. Number two, when Tatum saw that help coming there was one possession where he immediately hit I think Horford in the corner because the defense was loading away from him and Horford made a quick catch and go play and there was another one where he just drove it so early that the double couldn't even get there. Tatum did and made some play out of it. So they know it's coming. They can adjust to it, but I'm sure spo will have other stuff, maybe there's more zone. They've kind of went away from the zone because Boston's been doing well against it. Maybe there's someone off the bench where we don't expect plays. I mean, it just seems like the series has kind of been reduced to on offense. We're just going to hunt the weakest defender there is on the floor. And Boston has pretty much Boston's defense has been for the most part, very good. I thought they made some mistakes tonight. We can talk about that if you want. And number two, it's just turnovers transition points offensive rebounds. I mean, I don't know if there's a lot of mystery left, but I'm sure there'll be something we don't expect. That's what's great about game 7. I agree, I didn't feel like the Celtics defense was as sharp tonight. I mean, maybe that's me being overly affected by the shop making by Miami, but it also felt like the heat were getting into the paint, kicking out.

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:06 min | 9 months ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"So he stuck to his gods, even against his superstars, right? So now that he's looking very right, right? That looks like yo, you probably don't you don't need Bradley Beal and could be good as the future and these dudes by extend your career. He's looking right. You got it, but Joe LEGO is as high as it gets right now. Because the draft, what they did, the off season, the moves they've made, like, even going back to Jordan pooh is now a good draft pick. They're feeling light years again and it's hard to it's hard to go against it because we've been like, yo, where's your draft picks? Your draft isn't working lately. You know, and, you know, remember, before they got Wiggins, they actually got D'angelo Russell, which did work out at all, right? Right. And they weren't able. Last year, they swung it based on guys like batum and Sergey baka and players would tell little words, no. Like, yeah, kinda cool, but I'm a go to the clippers. I'm a go here. And the words weren't seen. So now that they're back, Joe lacob is like, he's like border bird, right? When I come to America when he gave the cast he's like Bordeaux, we're back. That's Joe LEGO right now. He's feeling it. And he should be. He did. Well, it helps when you have curry who's replaced Duncan as like the most important guy to build your franchise around the teammate he's never going to leave and from a personality standpoint, you could just build around him. You know, I was thinking went near the end of bird McCallum and Parrish. They tried to reboot, right? And they had Reggie Lewis and they looked out that pick, then they got Brian Shaw D Brown and Ed pink thing was there and it was like this weird old young thing, but the problem was bird and Mikael were too banged up at that point, but yeah, it was a little like that where it was like it was a new era using the old guys from the old there with these new guys. And it had a moment that birds back gave out. The difference is curry's arguably as good as he's ever looked in some of these games. You know, I don't know if he's, you know, you know, 2016 season is pretty outrageous. Like some of the percentage stuff he did, but it was not so wasn't it? But he could still get there. He could still get there and the better this team is the better it's gonna be for him. All right, Marcus Thompson protect protect your corner. There's gonna be a lot of national media people come in trying to grab where's people. You're there. They gotta go through markets. I've been doing this for years. I've been defending this turf for a long time. So I'm ready for war. Because I used to be. Come get me national media, I'm ready. Let's go. Bring it on. Come see me about this. All right, I'm definitely coming to a game too. So I'll see you in have you had some choice? I have for a Metallica concert, not for a warriors game. I'm coming for words game. I'm not sitting this out. The buzz is back. I thought you were boycotting last time. I saw you as an oracle. I thought you were like, what's oracle's done? We're not going back. I did feel that way, but now I've changed my mind as always. I'm reconsidering..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The NBA Show

The NBA Show

07:55 min | 1 year ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The NBA Show

"So you add more star power and a little bit youth bills not old here by any means if the price was that significant i how do you see a situation plan because it could be. If there's a number of teams going after bill. It could be significant marcus. There's no way there's no way they're doing it. Why give up the farm. Not wise maneka mingo now surpri one of them and obviously will have between october and february to evaluate the like how those guys look. If committee looks at all good. He becomes short in this kind of connects to what we talked about earlier though like even if they're trading for a star whether it's simmons or beal or whoever they want us still retains i'm used on the roster and they they they joe lake of the the warriors owner has said this he he he doesn't want to go through that period after the star. Leads where you're bad like. He just doesn't want to do that. And he's convinced that wiseman and now kaminker our future pillars like this. Is you know life after steph right so in five years he thinks these guys are gonna be really good. They're going to be the foundation of the team. And they got to sell out chasing center after steph. So they're like yo were so you're not just swapping pieces to fill our to get a team like they're seeing it as. Is this worth being a contender. When steph is gone because they are convinced that these guys are contender. So it's it. There's there's so much more estate here. So i i think you could probably talk them into one sooner to know. Everyone's long-term may maybe. It's more like well. Let's just say damian. Lillard gets trade for portland to philly and they decide to blow it up. Maybe like if he's on the move or miles. Turner from indiana. Who's been involved in. Trade talks from forever now. Maybe you wouldn't go for any of them wiser for those guys. I if you're in need of a that type of thing and maybe you get a guard in one of those types of deals no question that that that's where they're gonna that's their lane right there you know how like some people are like driving these tesla's than other people like. Nah i manage is give me my little lexus. Some good land that's the warriors they like an. She's on a tesla team. They seem like a tesla team. They would shop it like. It's not as they see my big full self driving the ten thousand dollars that quite this you take the six million got needs to be fair there in luxury tax. Six million is like forty million in reality. No question bear. They they are. They have the most expensive team in history. Like it's crazy like their tax. Bill is is going to be nuts. It's going to be something we haven't seen before people forget like when i got katie. They was under the cap like that. Was they sides. Day sign k. d. with cap space like. That's that was crazy right. That's steps do so small back there. But they're they're a dairy cap. Hail right pat dividend by the way. Marcus was the last time we saw there in person. That the duncombe cancer event in toronto the warriors raptors finals. The last time in person. I think i i always. I always appreciate you waited in line after the event to donate. And i'll tell you the story. Is you hours in such as i was like. I said to you siamese today earlier today say our babies. I remember our talent. My dad that story. I was like you know the tar. A bunch of people waited afterwards and marcus thompson. Great writer waited afterwards hand me. Why needs burt. Donation to the dana-farber and all that but yeah ours. Appreciate your face when you realize. When i like i i know i was. I was in like a time that you were in the you know they were coming and you were just in zone like i just thought it was hilarious late. Oh come on. I saw earlier today like me. Damn pretty sure. Trauma best the revenue. But that was larry so funny. Marcus where can we find your stuff. Articles pods books. Only find man. That's a tough one You can find me on the athletic dot com always but thompson scribe. I'm on twitter facebook. I ain't even on facebook jet a ground wherever you can find top subscribe I do have a new book coming out. But i don't think comes out third book a third book on nba dynasties the history of nba diagnosis. But look all. I didn't do myself. There was an artist As those like combo illustration book who has some. Don't men's just some dope artwork in there. I've never done anything like this school. But yeah we're going over the history. We picked the ten greatest. Dynasties we go over like the history of it. It was it was to me. It was great to get into the old days. Like no have such a recency bias like it was great to learn about like sam jones and george. Bike it you know. Just yeah we we we we gotta start pay better. Amish store oggi's and like the gay. They they disobeyed that really paved the way for our game today and like it was fun getting to know that that to me that was worth that was worth the project. Was this something you work during the pandemic like lockdown time. Yup yup. i need this up to do. They were like oh we need you to write this book and i was like you know i was so tired. Write books after the last two are wrote. I write another book again. That have had their kid. I was like i do so. I was like all right. Let's do it with the art would do the the artists can make the to it. I was like oh. This is unique and to be honest. Ko this was all about impressive. My daughter because she didn't read my book on staff. She didn't read my book. Abc figure if you put some she's artist so if you put some art in it could shore like yo. I'm i'm a. I'm moscow's are their universal. So i'm hoping the artistry of the book gets actually crack it open then then maybe shelby. Oh this is pretty good. You're a good writer. Golden the miraculous happenings. She's gonna flip and look at the art and they'd be like oh man. That artists is pretty good on instagram. Right so we get a month until training camp. Got any fun plans of the nba season. So no he's about make some real quick though. I need to make them. Because this is ridiculous like i feel like i feel i. This is not enough time. I don't know about you but this is way too fast fast. I feel like these players. Are you serious like this is unbelievable people. I've talked to like exotic sir tired like they. They didn't get to stop especially the teams that were like with the draft and everything. So yeah this is crazy but my daughter just started high school which is where so. I figure she could use a break. So we're we're going to go somewhere. Forget this i'm done with this on. I'm done being confined cooped up. Like i got my shots. Go time to have some fun marcus. Some as she can do promote school from there for a week. You know what i'm saying. Marcus thank you for joining iran. No problem thanks for having me. Thank you for listening to today's episode of the ringer nba..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Marcus Thompson of the athletic joins us we love to talk to what do you think markets father's day I mean sometimes you just want to do your own thing at your day you should be able to say you know what I just wanna do my own thing I don't want to do anything just let me let me be but then you almost feel bad for doing that you're to say god damn that probably I always think that's a plus that be good tack to take probably not the right tack to take building a legal holiday with about the stuff out of there without fathers yeah hello state a little known others about my wife asked me you know obviously he has a father and he was like so you're okay we're gonna walk here to house and I'm like how do I answer this like you know at some point five zero and I will have to deal with my answer right here right because of like you know I'd rather not see anybody you know I'm saying this to my day to do but I absolutely nothing but you know Monday we have a Cup right availability you don't want to be with the very alive okay so I just I just stayed as quiet as I could for as long as possible and if you figured out the price for this one what you want you you want to really try one on for size try this one I had a date I tried this is a gag one time doing the response I get and I know I shouldn't try it is a gag but I'm I mean I couldn't help myself so I hid the gifts for mother's day one year and she was like as a mom the kids gave her gifts and I was like you know what it is I just didn't get you anything I mean you're not my mother a guy I got my mom my mother and it was a joke as it now is a terrible joke I mean I already have stuff planned but it's like this stuff that I gave it wasn't like it wasn't it could it could it could have been received better could the present that's what that's what the presentation was terrible is what it was so you know Hey eleven to learn some things you think this could be a real big hit and then you just write down walk back to the dugout in shame and that's basically what that was I mean if you go drop that line yet my mother's day gift better be bold and that better we'll be able to cut glass for him we'll right yeah you you you usually we talk talk and they come out with a little.

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

12:18 min | 2 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"On right now Marcus Thompson from the athletic enjoy discourtesy of the we got signed how are you mailer yesterday B. B. as a singer yes it was yes particulate and then you call me if they come from melancholy A. B. crying Jim hills up there I mean it's it's it's they're getting serious over there well the lobby out there a local singer and she's a good girl suit she's got that in just a before we get into the steps return just a word about Kobe's passing and I know staff Raymond I was in Vegas for the fights I mean they just stay down south but he's there at Klay Thompson's there Bob Myers is there so you're obviously Chait was staff wanted to call the main to Steph curry markers well Michael we was the validation for staff like Kobe especially at a time when a lot of these older players and current players alike we're all kind of a museum staff and you know just have always have something to say about him like Kobe was one of the guys who are just like now you're good you're gonna be great he always gave them his here he always given that bit of acres of it like that that meant a lot the staff was a specially ads target rivalry starting in so much better a Kobe was always there Colby and I received two players you always just raving about staff and I'm Noah bits a lot so keep remember and the the preseason game where you know Kobe is like all over step a big step for the second year and then he gets this thirty five foot or whatever over Colby uses like dog awhile defense stepped is durable those that just pulled up the hits this long three echo B. pats on the **** on the way now San Diego I think that was in Santa Ana high or some great Hey yeah yeah yeah but after the game with a lot of girls like that was a big moment for seven the preview to get it right but it was a big public respect that Colby had given him is respected he always he always there but he always tells them how good he was and how much he respected gaming appreciated that Steph has forty nine the game Colby lauded the killings that game he was going off at staples center biggest Kobe has motivated him but he was a he was a good encouragement for young guy was trying to find a way in this league yeah he's a it's unbelievable is you you keep watching this whole thing is there is there something I mean obviously you're talking about the Achilles any goes the free throw line hits the free throws walks off the court I mean is is there some indelible image in your mind of of Kobe well yeah I was I was right there like we lose that baseline when he blew out his Achilles HRD **** he asked Kerr said bars did you kick me at bars like I need to touch you and I think at that moment you knew it was his Achilles and he knew so the crazy part was watching him walk back onto the court like it is like what is he doing like his Achilles does belong there he noted while he was on the ground and he's walking back out to take free throws it was it was like the claim over before the claim on the right leg would play towards ACL would like do what do you while are you shooting a free throw the doesn't matter you're not but you're not coming back in the game and to watch him do that it was like you know these do this crazy especially after all the years of like play will broken head they'll bowls and all that and like like you really at the free throw line but I walk out there with those cuties and to make the free throws it was it was insane that was that was definitely a moment because I was right there the moment I miss though with eighty one because I was in the building and I left which was crazy right so I'll always be with the guy who left school with eighty one point game on in the game did you leave almost half a year old member of the warriors to play these little date double headers warriors clippers of the day the total thirty A. and then a Lakers game after that and I like that part about business right it was outside with the raptors they were crashed I was like man I will tomorrow I'm going to follow okay I'll get to my hotel and he had like sixty some deploys instablog crazy they'll like do I go back or to understand what you know kind of debate if you'd all stayed at the airport so now might automated back and that's the whole thing started to watch it on TV and I just started telling everybody out of there but actually I was the we feel better because I was supposed to broadcast that game and I declined it so I when you have time so there was there was an error in the last yeah last that's the worst thing ever shown up all right and Kobe is legendary for toughness in playing through pain one area at a wrist problem and he took a pain killing injection like a football player you know two three times a week to play who does that in basketball so rates to which leads to step in and you nailed it my man you you are good at this not just forty niner games you pick the exact date for curry's return it's going to be this Sunday March the first but what he told the media on Saturday and I've heard some rumblings that you know doesn't have full strength back in the left hand but what he's saying mark is this was a serious one that had a lot of nuances to it with two surgeries in the nerve damage where he's going on and on about getting it used to what is the new normal is it definitely feels different than the rights and Steve said he's he's helping at a hundred percent but those quotes would could be coming from an athlete that's not completely healthy and one hundred percent so what what we're what we're staff add in this recovery from the left hand and did multiple surgeries yeah that that's the instant Bob I have been wondering about this because staff is a maniac who cannot locked away and he told me in November he was already gone crazy so the light how can you wait this long and to hear him say that B. there there was clearly something there like there's something there with staff and like he's one of those guys who could tell you every single thing about the ankle but with this headache it's also due to have it all like learning now he's he's gonna be a hand after after this there's something there I remember watching a video of him crossing people up the cross and the guy at the display with at the practice facility but you could tell his left hand hand though wasn't it wasn't as tight as it normally was like every time you're with the left you can get it over there but it just wasn't as tight as ever looking like he'll step handles are a little sloppy but this might be why he's coming back like this is why I asked to come back because if it is gonna be different for ever now he kind of got to get used to that he's trying to figure out how his game is going to be if if the if the debt like that's the part we don't like is it it just feels different to him he was talking about in a locker room he's talking about how like it's he could feel it just the sensation is it the same as it is on the right and he he's got those Spidey senses or his hands right we can feel like how much he needs to adjust everything by a millisecond so if you don't have that is left in that makes sense why he's playing it because you don't want to start that next year trying to figure this out so he's got to get out there and try to see what he's got and now the value has I think it is the left the lab's gonna be different now that clearly the floater in the lane is that going to be that there is you gotta you gotta be able to go left with the same did you know just diligence enforce that he used to like all of you the question marks now now that it makes sense why you gotta get these answers before the all students are talking Marcus Thompson about Steph curry who's gonna return on March first and like you said here the question was is there concern it'll never fully recovered as Bob said he said I'm getting used to the where the new normal isn't it kind of gets through and then he goes to but to answer your question it's going to feel different anyways had surgery knows it takes a long time to get back to true normal he says functionally speaking where I'm at where I'm not out there thinking about it so he but he didn't with the questioning is our concern and will never fully recover he didn't say no at any point he just said it's going to be different so right away you think yourself Jeez D. A. do we have to be nervous here about it I mean I think you do L. but that is about to be thirty two right Lou Adler James all ballots back like that you know you did though okay I'm good I'm straight like so like this is what it's like when you're at the peak of your property start breaking that down we're great I think it is something to be concerned about just because his game is is basically kind of built albeit ambidextrous can go either way medicine with both bands like it's still the jumper and he still it shouldn't bother his shot at all which is the foundation of everything he does but what makes best best is his ability to go either way so I think it is something if if it'll never be the same I you know he works so hard he's so diligent about this crap that you could you kind of shorter he'll figure it out either way but that's still not enough in that you know his last will be the left there that were used to simulate a lot like so with now where he did make a left hander society goes out of court looking at it there now will be wonder will busy families and figure out what is that within hours the IV bragging about his last name yeah and he's got I mean Steve Nash an incredible for right handed player Steve Nash could pass the ball one handed left handed as well as anybody ever seen and staff is right there in fact you know the infamous behind the back pass she tried to make a claim game seven of twenty sixteen was a left hand behind the back so if he's not able to pass the ball with his left hand that's a concern obviously but the other part of the video I saw last night and he was working hard before the game his cardio looks incredible so I mean when he comes back on Sunday and they don't have any back to backs until March twenty and twenty first pistons next on the road what what do you think it's going to be as far as they are playing every game or is he gonna come back and play two out of three or how many minutes when he played the enemy Theo on on how much usage is going to get right away when he comes back on Sunday markets I think they'll play them every game release the star because you have the days off and I do think there will be some kinda like Steve is gonna put him on this proverbial minutes limit and I think Steph is gonna need it because like he's in incredible shape but the way he plays basketball like you can't simulate that so I'm I'm bad if you get the B. gap I remember this when memory came back in the Portland series from the from the knee injury and he came off the bench I mean this is first hand during his head but he was the one he asked why it was rough for him to get back out there just jump right in and that's without a living thing got tossed and he ended up having to play more than forty five minutes so I think they'll be a little bit of that word they'll keep it man is down just because you'll need to get indeed but issues at what point the staff like you know I feel good I want to play I'll be about thirty two minutes add mystique looking data databases say yeah we kind of the thirty two minutes from me it's like a week now that we kind of need you out here buddy so I do think it will be it'll start slow you know I think that second and fourth quarters six minarets why should be preceded by arrested at the end of the first and third quarter instead of planned a whole quarter but eventually I think staff will get to the point where he just he just wants to play and he kind of wants to be himself again it ever turns away he was like that's kind of what and that's kind of going to be a driving force I don't know Steve's gonna deprive them of that.

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The Right Time with Bomani Jones

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"No, I'll do it here. We're dolts. Right. There's somebody who went to school. And got a bachelor's degree in math in the analyst, physics engineer, whatever. And they went maybe got a masters degree, and maybe they win and got a PHD and they reached the height of their profession. And you know what that person's doing right now that person's in a laboratory of so corporation every day, trying to figure out how to make that tampon even more absorbent? Daddy, daddy, daddy is all that work and study that he did. That's what that person is doing right now. Somebody over there right now is trying to figure out how to make their BanDai stick to your skin, but not hurt when you pull it off. That's what he does era. You give me some allergy medicine, that don't make me sleepy. Yes, yes, these people are doing I assure you some of it would much rather be working for NBA team. Even if it means less money to. Yes. Yes. France about at the bar, and they think it's cool. Yeah, that's super cool. We got this one, one of them engineer, like in the Chinese media, and see where Silicon Valley if he's like, literally one of the lab, coats and test tubes. And you know where her nice doing media at or because it's cool is way, cooler than that picture you on the Brochu or the pharmaceutical with the lab coat. And, you know, squeeze the used to like. It's cool to be around be around. There's no question. They take that heartbeat right, Dave avid. Like that is about man, Marcus Thompson. Check out his books golden book on Steph curry, and Katie a book on Kevin Durant. Whereas athletic, check him out over there. Also, and is an alumnus of Clark, Atlanta university, we will find a way or we will make one vote. There we go bed. I appreciated you have a good one. Thank you. Appreciate it reserved. Laserjet. Thanks for joining us here on the right time. Do this thing. Couple times week, McMahon gave Bassein handles everything behind the scenes. Thank you, sir.

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

02:14 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"Get a get somebody to put some money down, like United negro college fund type stuff to go to Marshall scholarship fund. You put that in, and what you do is you, then call up the NBA and be like, hey, man. We're gonna set up this. We gonna set up the scholarship program in which you need to do is to get these cats in and give them internships with NBA team as part of the scholarship program, and then, you know what will happen. All of a sudden analytics won't met a nearly as much in decision making. No, we do they know how to do to man. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. We off that dough. Like, like we show up and stuff like that they treated like how it is you show up at school, and the whiteboards aware, and your shoes like damn, I guess they're not cool. No. Mo. You know, you got these does these days. On. Something else. Got to do something else. We own nutritionist. Now, let's see, we look at the Christian. The game. We show up all of a sudden things change is used to be a nice neighborhood. Did we showed up y'all ain't nights enough noble for you? Now, is it? Man. That's that's way too true. That's this hardening minded me of, of, of the struggle, but this will be good day, man. So last day in Oakland, you'll depressing me. Lamb how words and Oakland, but I laugh when I do it in. That is the key. There is last if he had this. That in that is Larry speak about setting up a program that sounds like eight year old right now. Then get into and then weren't they way of finally make it, then they lay off all the people. It was right all the way there is somebody looks at it was, like, you'll think fast basketball in his hand, and then like so make straight free throws. And then you get to the next level. Now, you know, they are hired all these trainers. Each need the train, you know, the, the guys who work with these players, the summer and everybody got all these trainers, and that's probably gonna be because here's. But Israel about analytics inclusion and stuff like that, man, if you go to these schools, and explain it, these cats studying to be engineers that you could actually do this working on basketball, they'll go over there and do that. 'cause I always say, I see this all the time about engineers change..

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The Right Time with Bomani Jones

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"And they would bus department the gay he goes through, like two or three games like minimum news been business. Like unconventional business. Well, let me ask you this. What is you as Oakland native like what is your, your your like biggest memory, not related to this current run of the warriors in that building, because you ought to great piece about this? If you months ago. I will never forget being from here and back where we used to say, of course, I used to be so funny, too. Because invariably if I'm in Oakland at or cool, it was such a community event that you couldn't go too long. Without seeing somebody, you knew. Right. So it would be like all games somebody becoming and they blocking view of all the other media. 'cause they stand right in front. I'm sitting front row and they come like, Marcus man. Oh man. I can't believe you would hear like, you know, like I saw you news, this, or we wouldn't school together. It was always that all game long. But the funniest part would be times, it'd be like dude from the hood. Right. And neither do you can't say to the Haymond moving along. We kinda watch the game. Right. And I got to tell the media people like chill your, like relax, but they're like, he's your friends. The move like over lax. But they were just staying there front like yo you know you wanna drink drink. And I'm like, no, I'm doing working, but, you know, you had that conversation will have to all the time. It was so funny. Like I'm talking about with tattooed tears walking like Marcus. I always knew you do something with this thing. Right. It just would you be camping? Hey, mama. Do, hey daddy, doing like those memories used to be credible, 'cause I was equally like uncomfortable. And like as an absolutely like thrilled. Right. It was great to be seen and recognized. I haven't made it also so uncomfortable. Like just having these walk into my world, right and the journalists. And I'm trying to be all serious. And here come the hood lined up, like hey man, we wanted to be in this club. To put you on. While the gave it any other media or man, those, those always I used to live though. They were so great. That, that's what I will always remember our who was just walking through, and seeing people, you know, and that means, you know, Boeing should be a lot of stress, man, 'cause I was making thirty five thousand I, I started and all forty five. I think I've got a raise forty five money, but amendment, it's tough trying to keep, you know, they got to keep up with the fast. You can't be in there. Looking all busted other media could look busted. Right. Right. Most media do busted. But if I was walking through there was like, hey, man, you all right. But if I'm BUSTER, they're like, your man, you need a wholesome. So you had to it was a lot of pressure going to game because you had to kind of be like, you know, you had to be fly. You gotta be referencing 'cause you go see everybody you really we're gonna see all kinds of people. I remember I had to tell the do who has city. My dad forever at orchid about father died. He was like, oh, man. What's up? Yeah. With what your daddy it? How does he do this, man? At oracle all. Yeah he died a few years ago. Right. Like, that's the type of place. Oracle used to be for me. That was it. That that's what I'll always remember that. It was way, bigger games and all that it was like all these people in Oakland, and I basically to be a child of cliff and to be in Oakland and for people to see you made it right. And then you get these little nine year old kids come through, and they're like, mini my favorite writer like really this usually happened all in the city you from that. I it feels like that's rare to be. Maybe I'm super the two fascinating to be one..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"What's the most Oakland thing I wear I was like man white shirt Blue Jays. Shoes. So. With some socks right? Yes. That's how he's I that you're right. This team is the transition for like the rack Richards is complete right? This team is is the we used to be. We used to be underdogs. We used to be broke. We used to love or chance to be top notch teams to now full on top nuts. And the only question now is do they lose that kind of bribery underdog grassroots Oakland element that they had and that kind of made them move different than most teams but it's already being left a little bit? So you can imagine what's going to happen, when they're full scale into this fancy stated our Rena people's on that you told me once that I think some of just how much things have changed in ten years and Steph curry got there. Steph curry got there and Montiel's wasn't sure this was going to work. And told him I said that, like they one of media day like didn't even like wait a couple of practices. I was like, yeah. This ain't gonna work together. I remember. We were all like dang welfare. I remember having to ask that like those Monte says that we go to a month. He just said, he can't win what you. And he's like you could tell he's like little shock like, what, but you know, put on his good faces, and you're like, you know you root myself, and you know, was close to be where he's supposed to come in earn their way to leave. It was like day do day, what might have been first question. Like. That's back man, I think that was the same year was that the same. Here's Stephen actually showed us his new his new tattoo like brand hands wrapped around and gun on little. Like. Wow. Like who Trevor quiz new gun tattoo at Monte, saying, he can't play what's best? That was it was wild times was at that time to be fair to Monte. Very question to ask. Absolutely right. I remember they just had Barron Davis who's a bigger point guard. Jason rich the back or they're just we believe just one with that, right. Or you know, made it to the playoffs beat Dallas to the first round loss in the second round, but they kind of had the foundational pieces whereas all right? This is more traditional, and it was kinda like a little bit of what they ended up going with bigger on a perimeter allows you to be smaller on interior. So Monty was like, man. You mean we went for Barron Richardson to me, you can't play small like that. So I mean he was wrong, and I always think he was rogue about what he was thinking. He was the one who had to go like, well, though, I gave you do give me like a real guard. He was like, yeah. We together. They're like you know what? You're right. You're right. Vishnu like hey man monthly you had a point. Wait, wait, wait. It'd be on top of the men's basketball cues walkie. Like, like Monty now goes over kinda like Ricky Davis that with the cast draft of the broad rigi day was like cool. They got some helped. Well, I'll tell.

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The Right Time with Bomani Jones

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"We gotta do we gotta different spirit. Like it's, it's kind of a civil war that if you not from here, stuff to understand, I know many people like manages move fifteen minutes while tripping that team is like a world away. So we've, we've kind of had this, Bruin, you know, for all our lives. Right. So it's, it's, it's great divide between the city and the town as it's a lot more social economic than than just that bridge also is the town, still the town. Man in some parts of steel towns. Like a little San Francisco, right? You know, just the case is real, it's crazy to where I live, both matter for a few bucks from where I live is like where my cousin got killed like in a banned drug deal. And now, they're like, now you just might see people walking babies and dogs, you know, says, like four coffee shops over here is crazy. I couldn't come over where I live. I couldn't come over here kid, like it was forbid unit come over here. Let's they lied us though. Right. And now we walk through manicured streets, so no question. A little bit of that tech money has dribble though. Not a little bit. A lot of that money has, but over here, but it's still some parts. Both still, you get the east you like. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. They get it all yet. You sound like me talk about Harlem people talk about bad hall of his all gone. I'm like, yeah. Maybe off Broadway over there on Broadway. I kind of see what you talk about. You come over to Frederick, Douglass after what you mean. You get to Lennox little less that you'll get the Lexington. It I don't know what you're talking about. Go get driver's license. What twenty seven Lexington? I got off the trade, and I was like, whoa. Somebody please the white people in here. So I feel most safe. That's that's how he does it is that, that that's still east. It's it's bleeding that way, though, you can see we could see it over the years. You see the new restaurants are pumping up with your Ganic stuff in the kale. Like the place Louis get that are starting to expand into eastern. So, you know, some time both Oakland, Oakland, the be all Brooklyn. But it's kind of interesting that the best way to put this, right? So I have always found that Oakland sports teams all of them were remarkably counter cultural at every turn, right? You talk about the seventies and eighties, nineties as those were like counter cultural sorts of teams, the raiders, of course, we're like a counterculture, sorta squad and the warriors. Right. And we think about the war, your squad, even if it's just like playing an unorthodox style of basketball with Don Nelson. And then, like we believe stuff like all of that felt very Oakland. I've always kind of felt like this particular warriors team was like the perfect bridge for them to move to San Francisco, because this felt a little bit more San Francisco than the other teams are incorrect in that. No, there's definitely something there. I mean like Stephen Jackson man back when they were playing like it'd be cloud of weed at the top, or oracle. Right. It was going down. Now, I think, you know, his he sold palatable to so many markets that, like, he, he draws it all, like he, he can, please anybody from the, you know, from the do the nine year old, you know, just start playing hoops to the Silicon Valley billionaire like he he's at all. Which means like all that money, started coming in my mind. It's probably distinct, he's probably like the most Oakland of like the most part of that kind of counter poultry against the grain. Like I got I got this personality that row people the wrong way in Oakland, y'all don't like it, right. He he's got a lot of that. And Steph clay are like on paper really San Francisco, right? Like they're their lead top level. You know, they, they come from, from from will to do families, but man Steph has been like the most ride over his whole year, especially these. The last two years, like this is touching them like this is like movie. I read the game last at the last game five I was like, so you know last game last game or oh man. What's the most Oakland thing I wear I was like man white shirt Blue Jays. Shoes. So. With some.

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"That reminds us that they warriors are moving into a new building. Are you telling me they Joe lake doesn't want it to be like it is when they were bad in Oakland, which is to say, Joe, Laker don't won't people. Find up in upper deck of his new building 'cause teammate worth watching. That would be a nightmare, wouldn't it? We'll be into that. Think what the prices the I I've never seen an arena, a team building new Aretha at its mall than the one. They were in like we've never we've never seen that before around that Dutt's. That'd be noted ticket prices going up, just on the seer demand supply and demand bit. But they I mean, they're already making money off this thing. I it's, it's insane. They're getting people to give them a loan interest free loan. It's people are notes about it over here. It's going to be indifferent growl, like you know, that's what tonight is going to be a little bit bittersweet for, you know, real town folks, you know what I'm saying part of our childhood, and our, our one of our Oakland is, it's very bumping into night, but it's, it's a need for the first couple of years going to be pretty wild. But there Cisco is it's already crazy. It's going to be like it's like a luxury everything everything is super fancy super high class. Super high tech like they're really, they're really piggies out nothing place now for people who don't understand can you explain the city and the town to them. You being a native. So the city is, you know, San Francisco, right? Scott scrapers you know, money. Not so much. Never. Right. But the town like that's Oakland. Right. That's like the, the little brother in the sense, like didn't have much, much more community more diverse, not another not, not as much money..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

03:43 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"Like, like just, you know, I'm not a doctor necessarily, but what they said he had was something that definitely sounded like it was a thing that could wind up getting worse when they say that. And everybody sounds a little shaking Steve Kerr sounds real defensive about it. That's the one where I'm like, I don't know what you guys are over here talking about. I know right? Like first off, is that every even true. Right is only can't get work. Now, I don't know. Maybe I could argue that the completely separate injury, but they only be talking to foods because it's the same name areas. Same affected connection between that Kathy Hughley? So I don't know, Vegas scared away from this one and keep in mind they tell them Kvant lily right now. Like you like you can keep because he can't make his worse. I was wondering what he was thinking about that work like Holo that, what was that y'all said, again, like I just feel like that's a risky thing to say automatically but I mean look. So what were they saying what Kevin Durant needed to hear to play or was this Kevin Durant press in them to play, and they go they say, look, I don't think you can make it where like, we don't know that part, it's definitely suspect, though is definitely doesn't look good for the head athletic trainer that he was told that. But again, I'm. I'm just gonna lean on player agency. I mean if we're gonna say, this dude is, is weak. It can be swayed like that. I don't buy it, but that's what would be saying. I think that's, that's a grown man that walked out on that court. And I lived the words that I had to deal with that part like that they in essence loss, if that new resigns they lost the what forty million dollar talent for year. I like that's a decision. They gotta live with they gotta deal with that, that's definitely something. And, and the fact that by Mars crying, they're, let's you know that hit them, but I was blindsided, they expect that at all. But maybe, right. Or that tells us guilty. You could be UT. I mean he definitely feel guilty. You felt like you just ruined that he's he just heard him. I do feel like they didn't think that what happened and they feel responsible for. And if you don't mind is really kinda like human, he likes that, right? He likes to he likes to feel things. So there's no question. There's giving organization based they feel it. They feel like they've they feel like they've put Kevin Durant in danger, and he hurt himself, I'm just not buying. Oh, Kevin rose. Like let me go out of because they're talking about me. I just I just don't buy that. That's I mean, I'm talking to the news and he's going at going at people, and he's arguing people a lot these to be like, oh, yeah. That was fun on just talking. It's not like you know, Disney governs his life. I just think that, you know, you literally wrote the book on Kevin Durant. So when you say he's his own, man, and he makes his own decisions, I'm inclined to believe you. However. Ever. What about the ball and hit dude? Yeah. I mean, that's his decision is to have climbing as his right, hand guy. Right. I think climbing is involved in that. Nope. No question about it. Climate is involved in, but let me ask you this. Do you think climbing wanted him to play or want? But I'm not sure my question my question would climate because honestly, I think if, if I'm climbing, I don't want them to play. Right. If I'm clubbing, I've, like forget, these guys, we go into New York. Anyway. Oh, did I say that? I love. Yeah. But if I'm planning, and I'm like, forget about these guys, we go to New York. Anyway, where I was curious about it. With climbing though is all the other things that you hear about climate is able to push Kevin Durant into or out of doing in this wasn't the one. I'm thinking that Massa sign of their relationship..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

02:54 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"I thought it landed in the media's had, he's the one remember saying medium, they were saying you, they was putting view, eh, specifically, you would go Covey put it on the rest of the media partner. They talked about the athletic. Yeah. They, they definitely talking about us. I think I think Sam Amy got a little bit. I think the rest of them gonna Lou beacon other people got a little bit. I know I know mine wrote nothing. So. They want to say, but I'll say it away from all that stuff because I just don't like when you don't know you, you gotta be qui- but it is it's the game a hot potato it is. It is interesting watching them kind of pass it off, like leakers say what you want about the media, but we wrote whatever at the end somebody had to tell that do he could play. Right. And it turned out to be wrong. Now, I do believe that Kevin Durant just wanted to play. I do believe that I do. And plus do a grown man. He's been he's been kinda running his ship for a long time now. You know, like on some like, there's no like advisors kind of making the way for him. He's been kinda he's been his own man for a while. So I find it hard to believe that somebody could force Katie to play or make them play against his will whatever I think I do want it to get out there and play he wanted to be there for his teammates, and it didn't work out. Now, somebody has told him not. Nah. I mean, that's you know Bo. You ways martyring us. So I'll let you knew Thurber net. But this idea that in article somebody wrote or to do to go out there risk Kim these crazy. It also paints him as far away. Then people think he is. He is not that we I know he engages the social media, and he likes the bag for. I just don't believe that dude is out here making decisions based on tweets, like is just that. I mean I mean the do is not who he is not how how he's made like he's just not do I just don't buy. I don't buy that Kevin Durant. It's like oh, but show, they'll let me go out there. And I know by getting killed just so I can show them because they're talking. I mean I know he likes to engage. I just don't think that's him. I think he chose to play because he's a grown man who loves plan its final is probably it was killing him the whole time. I'm sure and he decided to black. So they wanna blame me for that. See, I think he wanted to play because basketball players wanna play the thing that gets me out here. Live her is the warriors making this argument that they were told that this injury could not get worse. Chris Carter was on FOX couple of days ago and was like look he's not gonna play again. I mean he said this when it happened like, he's not gonna play again because he's gonna come out there and pop is achilles from the description of what the injury was it absolutely could have gotten worse..

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

03:29 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"I've pack as we ever get your podcast. We appreciate it. Rato's review was gives five stars. You only give it four stars. I'm inclined to believe you are a hater said time of week where we do our interviews in joining us, now he writes in covers bay area sports for the athletic. Also, you could check out his two books, not one, but two golden, which is a book on Steph curry, and I just bought this one on my kindle myself. K D, Kevin Durant pursuit to be the greatest. His name is Marcus Thompson. And Margaret lets people know where you went to college. Clark Atlanta university. Maybe we will find a way or make one. That's right. That is what we do. So like you cover the warriors our things. Things are surprisingly excitable even though they're like half bit. Still got a little bit of oppose the bay kinda lit right now. It's almost like a you know that one last party before they shut the club down there. This was was going out yesterday. I was like it's kinda high for the day, everybody all the stores. It's kinda pack the barbershops crowded them. All right. So you yeah, it's like one last party for they shut the club down except at about twelve thirty somebody shut that thing up and the headline of carried out on a gurney. Not a garden. He just a stretch it already. I feel like it's he did one just stretcher. We'll see if somebody's going to pick up the mic and rocket. Thanks, neil. Actually, it'd be bail. It's time for Steph curry grab the mic. I but this is the most I can't think of a situation quite like this one with the Kevin Durant injury. Because you tell me if I'm wrong here, but literally, everyone involved their reputation is on the line here. On. No question. I mean have we even seen that before, like a player step into the finals like, Kevin Durant? Stature just walk in a game five like that, that was crazy alone. But then the leave twelve minutes later is nuts. And it's really created, like this, this weird kind of backdrop for people to either be heroes or goats. Right. If I mean it's gonna be crazy like stuff very often changes to their. You know, as changes, everything if it's Klay Thompson business if Jerry mind, green wedges, you and I do that if if you take away the three one leave blow, and they did it two hundred sixteen. If you just kinda like if they if they get a makeup great for that. The summer school to fix glass, you imagine them news after that, man. Like it's a whole lot rely it's crazy too, because like they've put so much into this, that sometimes you felt like they might be okay with it end in this way. Right. Not like we wanna lose. But the realization that and then all this stuff is at some point. Right. And you can I remember Miami, kind of had that feel like all right? I mean well, this is how it is like you. Gotta look at each other and be like, all right. Here's how it is run. But the Kevin Durant injury has tiny given a new life in that way, where they're like, nah. It's going really have to end. Yeah. Yeah. But like let's with the injury itself, though, in just what his surrounded the team around the injury. And we got these reports that there were whispers about guys wondering why was that other guys who playing through these injuries? And Kevin Durant was not back where his teammates among those who were looking at him. Like, why aren't you playing?.

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How the Warriors' All-Star injuries might change the NBA Finals

KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

02:51 min | 3 years ago

How the Warriors' All-Star injuries might change the NBA Finals

"I don't want to give you this update because I do think it's interesting. We just talked to Sean hike in for Bleacher report talking about Covad looney. And how he's going to be out, obviously, going to lean on bookie was very good in game two, but Klay Thompson, I, he, he was out last night, about eight minutes to go hit MRI today that indicated added mild hamstring strain of the hamstring. He is questionable for game three on Wednesday. That's brutal news. Kevon looney was balling out. Did not play in the second half of last night's game. He had an MRI today, and it says that he has non-displaced cartilage fractures, on the right side, which is right by the sternum there from if I'm correct? Right markets. Right. By the sternum it's ripped so he's out indefinitely, which is a brutal blow for the warriors. So we'll see if the adjustments that could make I think the fact that they split in Toronto, it really should bring the narrative of the entire series back. Before tip off of game one. Which is if the warriors, thank you. Thank you. Jake's. You should just said that should have just said questionable just hop on next time. But I do think it brings the narrative back to game before game one tip off where if the warriors are in control, but gonna win. That's my gut feeling right now. They're coming back home for two. That's right now, you're right exactly my fault. It's it's going to be wild Wednesday. It really is. And I think I think the warriors the warriors are back in control here because everybody was talking about how the Torah we had with spinning after game one, you said I mean, didn't the national narratives drive you nuts. To that is a controlling wait a minute. Time out. Stop traffic and they do it again. Do that. Again, fourteen seventeen to twelve. I know I know the, the fans of Toronto were very, very mellow. I heard Marcus Thompsons conversation with John and Tom last week at what's having a good time up there. But I think the national media just stopped traffic for second, because everyone hates the warriors nationally, not out here. They there, the villains. Wants to lose to the fact that the raptors instill game one. They outmanned up with the God game one put everybody in this spin that they were somehow and control the series when, in fact I had to see it yesterday if they could repeat the performance. Now they were damn good. But that third quarter warriors show that they are that much better. It was the classic third quarter warriors gone around. Yeah. I mean we've seen that somebody times out of halftime, making the right adjustments. We've seen it so many times that come on third quarter they smoke you and they opened it up with an eighteen run. Like I said a seventeen point swing down five twelve. Well. I stop that. That's so impossible. If, if you're Nick, nurse you're pulled whatever hair, you have left out. I didn't know them Shah's from massage from Drake from dictators Saggio Drake.

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"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

The Rich Eisen Show

03:22 min | 3 years ago

"marcus thompson" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show

"Google play the link at the top of our Twitter handle is how you can not only vote on our poll question, go down to video wormhole. Listen to our podcast, check out on their eyes and overtime that we tape a specific segment for our app. We did our game of thrones review there yesterday. So go to our app is always hit the B our live link listened to his live. I mean, it's a great portal. Congratulations to our. Next guests calling in right now, his his a book on Durant K D. Kevin Durant relentless pursuit to be. The greatest is being released today from the athletes bay area columnists, Marcus Thompson. How are you Marcus? What's up? I'm a little excited today. Yeah. I've right. I mean, it's it's a big game tonight, Marcus, you know, an an I kind of love the fact that Dame is coming home to the spot where he grew up. He grew up in oracle. He told a great story about the old mascot and his memories of of of going back there. This is a fun match up. I think we're getting tonight. I'll man I've so entered his Dave coming home. You know, I'm from Oakland. I grew up very close to where they live on phone part. So I like as what who's from here. Like, I feel like this is so fitting like this the world to us from Oakland that when they turn out the lights at oracle like Damian Lillard, we'll get to sign his name before it goes. Oh, that's so cool to be like, it's so epic that someone who grew up here, and you know, basketball huge year, especially even high school. So we've watched all these stars over the years like baked their fame, but we follow their careers. And and it's fitting that day was the last one for Oakland play at oracle. Like, that's just so cool to be well, I mean, also he could turn lights on a place. I mean, he and the blazers have that opportunity certainly if Durant is out for a considerable amount of time. Let's get to that part. What can you tell me about Durant's availability in this series markets? I don't think we see him before the series shift to Portland. I don't think he plays the first two games. Steve Kerr said he hasn't even take the court yet. Like he has he's not shooting. He's not read it his calf is still giving him pay. So I I don't see it. Maybe at Portland, they can they can kinda like, y you know, bring him in so to speak like see how it goes. I think he doesn't play on Scylla loss happens for the warriors Portland speaks one. It turns out the clock. But if they don't lose that. I don't think he goes back because they still need to get him on the court to practice. He has touched the court yet. Well, I in in terms of that too about needing him. Right. And you're you're pointing out how if the the blazers draw blood sooner than expected, even without Durant. Obviously the way that the predate rant warriors showed up to close out the rockets that the idea that we're we're seeing and in the conversation throughout the nation is that the warriors don't need to rent and this is indication of him getting ready to leave to get his own situation. Let's dive into that one first and foremost in your latest column about that it will from a couple of days ago that I I was reading about the warriors speaks so highly of Durant. Give us a glimpse into how Durant has. Woven himself into the fabric of this team..

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