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05:02 min | Last month

nintendo Questions

"Facebook group wants to know. What was your favorite game on. Switch this year who. That's such a hard question. I think this could just be a game. You played a lot. I don't think it needs to be a game that came out on switch or it's exclusive. But what what were you mainly in your hours into. Okay then probably haiti's i think probably that's the answer. Yeah 'cause i played. I've played haiti's mainly on pc but That that game is the one i have. Continuously come back to this year consistently even before it was out on switch when it was still an early access. It was a game. I was going. I cannot wait for this to leave early. Access so bad that has consumed my year for sure Probably animal crossing for me. You know. I kind of dropped off on a pretty hard. It got a got the world through a lot at some point this year. And it also like selfishly. Let me work with a bunch of really cool people that i've always wanted to work with like We are hosting as animal crossing charity streams and all these people were playing animal crossing a jumped on and and joined us and it was just a blast to just see that kinda love getting thrown out for charity but recently Pigment three has been consuming tons of my time. Because it's like my kids favorite game the watch and so although i have an extra consoles i wanna play the moment to sit down and play. Ps five series x but my kid every morning is like data pigment. Fight the bad guys and so yeah like she. We dropped her off like you know like a her. She goes daycare as to other kids there and she gets there in her daycare. Persons like how you doing. And she's like we fought a spider and he dropped the melon. And it's really hard to explain that The lady like that's nice. That's okay but so yapping threes wonderful if you haven't played it Or you planted a long time ago. Give it a shot. It's it's super grade on switch. Tom knows he reviewed months ago. Yeah brian did. Did your kid ever realize that her villager is not going back. No no no. Luckily we haven't talked about that incident. Ever since but i'll check still sleep in which i think it has to be animal crossing just because of what happened. It was like the thing everybody was playing together. I was like. I have attended a birthday party for mark. Medina animal crossing ahead like a a semi kind of podcast. Like gang of discussion in animal crossing in my house in my mind like my attic room. We each other for like forty five minutes like there's so many cool things people have done in that that space that it's kinda you know. I haven't played much in the last couple months my time. There is unforgettable yup for sure. I think it's also my favorite just because i've put so many. I actually haven't put as many hours as i thought i might have. I think i'm currently at over to ninety. So i guess that is. It's getting up there Game so much. And i'm still playing it To me bar over on. Facebook asked if nintendo could steal one play station in one xbox franchise and make them nintendo exclusive. What would you have them steal them putting their own spin on it. Yeah over on spin to like. I mean i i have all the councils i played i played them all regularly so that would just be like oh you just made the graphics worse in a franchiser and the screen smaller so on and i can play it anywhere in. I don't go anywhere a super cheating answer for xbox banjo counry king my banjo beck. Yeah that's just retake banjo. 'cause that's that would be like technically. We're only counting off of like nuts and bolts rate was the only xbox exclusive in that in that series but yeah fangio I think also nintendo could do some cool stuff with like ratchet and clank. Maybe i was. I was actually. That's exactly where my brain was going to like. I feel like if they if they merged that with. Mario like if Made just crazy. Three d. action platformer There was a little bit rashes. Unloaded mario. I think that would be a good fit you in other words stealing so much. Collaborating without asking ten is exactly and a lot of. Dmca's it's hard. Because a lot of like sony exclusives to my mind like don't they're selves well to what nintendo kind of focuses on mike unless you're looking at making bloodborne cart reality which i totally think should happen. The naturally nintendo game But yeah like i think crashing clinking the most against the the forerunner for like. Oh that'd be perfect as a nintendo game like and having their unique spin on things. But i on the microsoft

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

03:36 min | 3 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"I think that's ignoring the larger point. That's you know across the board sporting events and the ratings have gone down and it's a combination of continuous court cut. the sports being overlapped with each other crowded calendar and frankly the state of the world right now. I mean I think on one hand there are people that are looking at. Watching Games on TV as a nice refuge because of difficulties but I think on the other hand. There's a lot of people that just have a lot of things going on whether that's wanting to watch the news because of the state of the World War. Doing things with family or hand went work obligations. So you know the NBA ratings and everything with sports at large. It's an apples and oranges comparison of how it measures in the previous years because the calendars flipped, the circumstances have changed but I know even before everything in twenty twenty happened the the NBA was going through some ratings struggles earlier season part of it had to do with the fact that there were star players that were hurt. Some of them are key got some marquee match for insulator the season. But it's been an ongoing trend. Last year's that it's mostly banner result of the court cut situation and the wants to prove there's numbers but the reason why they feel comfortable with where they're at. Is that you know through all the new technologies they're dominating that category and the age demographic eighteen fourteen they're still ranking pretty well. So to answer your question, yes they're worried about the numbers they want wanted to go higher, but it's much or complex than you know one single thing and. You know any notion of its directly to Tida politics is misleading at best and almost false at worst. Hey thank you I i. don't suspect that the season will carry throughout the weekend even if it's not tonight feels like it will probably be Sunday for the Lakers but thank you for all the time during the regular season and postseason Markelle from outside of the bubble inside of the bubble back outside of the bubble, you've been great to the show and it's very much appreciated here and by our listeners. Thank you very much and we'll talk to you again soon. Darren. All the vibes and settlements to as well I. Really appreciate it look for to connected for. You got it. Mark Medina, everybody covers the NBA for U. S. a today on a national level. Yeah. You know I think sometimes too. It's. It's just such bad faith from some of the people who obviously take great delight because what it is is it's validating to a certain extent somebody's own ideology by saying, Hey, listen don't you realize what's happening here? Don't you realize what's happening because you're doing this? This is the result. In you know it's just it's it's it's it's a real. There are a lot of sports across the spectrum here. That are seeing numbers that they've never seen whether it's golf whether it's hockey I will have to wait and see with baseball I don't know, but it would to counter being totally lopsided an upside down I should say you know it's an inverted there is now do I do I think that some people think that this league has gotten a little political? Do I think that it's too much for some people to turn on a basketball game and see the word black lives matter on court? Yeah I do. That obviously is going to impacts on people but Ma'am I will tell you there is a bad faith arguments out there from a lot of people who just want to validate that they don't want that out there and they seemingly or holding a guillotine over this leading..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

02:52 min | 5 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

05:47 min | 5 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"But with the Lakers I've seen different identities and part of it. You you understand because. They were a team that basically having a number one seed locked up. So when they're claiming seething games yeah they weren't playing with full intensity a lot. They weren't always playing their guys experiment with rotations day one I thought the referee was great and I think another games they still you know found ways to grind out wins and to their credit. Yesterday I think that they made the decision early on they realized look shots aren't falling. Anthony Davis is GONNA take control and just try to get to the foul line Lebron James going to take control and just try to drive to the basket and find it open to me if it's there but not look necessarily hard. So the efforts there. It's coming down to if you can't hit an open. And today's NBA you're not GonNa win, and so I, I don't want to overreact to one game. But they were doing a lot of things right where they're getting open books and they're not making and you have to eventually question if you're doing all the things that will put them in a position to succeed to make those shots still on it. You have a problem. Then, they might indeed have a problem. There's no doubt about over on the other side of staples center would be the clippers one, eighteen, one, ten over the mavs. This game I thought was corrupted by the officials and listen no love here for Kristaps Porzingis for me. But come on and that was. What was the sense inside of the bubble about his objection because it completely changed the dynamic of the game? Yeah I think it's exact. Same thought that there's frustration of why these technicals work for called the way they are. And look you know Rick Carlisle the Mavericks Coach. You know week officials are saying look it's in the rule book. And you can't for your fist in the air but I feel like it's so arbitrary and goes against the grain of what the Antennas of disrespecting an official and here it seemed. Very snappers kind of spur of the moment it wasn't even directed the social. And even if he didn't have that technical or not I, mean you can. Question Okay if porzingas knows already has a technical shitty intervene..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

04:25 min | 5 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Hey Darren thanks for having had hit to this but I gotta do it. You set me up the last time the number eight seed beat the number one season both conferences a game on you know what else was happening? Or Guy Carmelo Anthony was cut down the nets. Won In that title. About. Very exciting I was I was going to actually say something nice about Carmelo Anthony because as a longtime suffering knicks fan and I know three people. Care about this I don't hate him like a lot of other knicks fans I really don't mark I found myself rooting for him and I find myself rooting for Portland. Sorry to everybody out there who's pulling for the Lakers. But I never really understood the hatred towards Carmelo Anthony. From Knicks fans from Saint John's fans. Yeah. Of course. But I find myself. That's a good landing spot for don't you think. Oh without a doubt I mean look like the Knicks have been a hot mess but you know mellow is not blameless player. He kind of was what he wasn't the game his career where he knew that he could score the ball lot into a lot much else. I think when you look at that next time, a lot of it had to do with. The fact that front office is was remains a hot mess. They weren't playing the right pieces around and so while there are certainly falls in this game. Now there's a lot messier things up to point the finger. PORTLAND. Mellow shown that he's still legitimate NBA player but there's a lot of things in buying that. You have to consider that bring the best out of him one. You know he's not being asked to be the main guy. He's playing behind Damian Lillard at CJ mccollum rightfully. So and he's also willing to take a pay cut and and you know just the reality that he's not gonNA have the lion's share of shots minutes but I think that to Portland's credit also recognize there is a way to still extract value into a player like because of what he offers. and. I also think that it would be really a unique story and I wouldn't have the list in front of me and maybe Mark Medina you do. But you know the fact that he won a championship at Syracuse University. The fact that he wanNA believe it is three gold medals playing, for USA basketball. Three Olympic. Gold medals that this part and this part of the resume here has professional career. It's A. Bit of a mystery, right like he's a surefire no doubt about it hall of Famer number three overall pick in the draft draft as Lebron James. But this part to have success like that at the collegiate level success like that plane international basketball where, of course, the deck is stacked but then to have this gap in the middle of it here, professionally speaking,.

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

05:45 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Mark. Medina covers the NBA for USA Today. Wait a minute. You're telling me that they're working all day. Because if I were just paying attention to what NBA players were doing in quarantine I would think that their schedule. One hundred percent consists of fishing and shot gunning beers. Yeah I worked as a lot different though I. Don't get me wrong, but they're going to practices they you know they do have team off days because. You know realistically they just don't want to run these guys on the ground, but there's like a team sanctioned activity that keeps them busy. I mean some guys are staying in a hotel room, and they're playing video games, but you know I think some teams are trying to guard against that as well. Where for example, the Denver Nuggets had an off day and Mike Malone didn't want these two K., marathons. so he organized a little light pool workout just to get some Nice Sun and Get Get your toes wet. and there's other coaches that are you know also mindful of look your way for family for a while. Also what's give their personal time to personal time so they can do the zooms. But yeah, there's plenty of things to keep them entertained with fishing golfing all the above. for us. It's not there yet. 'cause runner, corn, San, but When we're out of Corinthian like I just don't see where the time I was 'cause. There's GonNa be. So many games go to somebody scrimmages so. I'm all good. I like here in that. There is news today about Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans. who had to leave his team and exit the NBA Bubble in Orlando. There is a family emergency or some level of family situation that he had to attend to. Understanding that you know whatever's going on there, you hope for the best right, so don't want to let my mind race in that regard or All that interested, quite frankly in his personal situation, but mark for him or for anybody else what happens now when it is that he decides if he decides to reenter the bubble. What are the protocols that he has to go through? Does he have to spend more time in quarantine? We'll hold. Have be in quarantine, but there's some flexibility here because. The THE NBA Health and safety protocols. There? Everyone's expect to be on the campus, but they do allow pre-approved. Extenuating circumstances and this falls into that category because as you mentioned, the Pelicans said it was a perfect family, medical matter, and so here's this normally when you step out of campus, you have to be subject to attend day quarantine for.

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

01:43 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Specific team stay healthy. Their fortunes remain the same because everything else will be fluid across the board. Mark Medina USA Today. He covers the National Basketball Association. He is in quarantine in Orlando. Florida on the campus of Disney Day ahead of you. What are you GonNa Watch on television? What are they featuring inside of your room? I mean I can. If I want to I can watch Disney plus in ATV channel but. I mean really I. Don't have a glamorous life right now. I've gotta be transcribing a forty minute interview. Right in stories going on zoom call so like I've turned on the TV a few times. you know late at night to watch Stephen Colbert 'cause. It's you know it's given the times we're in. It's always nice to hear some jabs at the leader that's. Bringing out the total disaster, but other than that I've been busy work. Do you want any advice? You want people to recommend some series for you. I just got done with the watchman. I don't know if that's floating your boat or what? I mean I'm all about getting recommendations, but it's GONNA be like Hey I'll get to the season's over SORTA. I'm kind of all work at nobis ally. Who've been a hundred miles an hour till the season's over? Mark we appreciate it. Thank you stay healthy. Stay Sane in their inside quarantine for the next couple of days and good luck bat and the thousand there with the negative tests. Thank you sir well. Thank you Mark Medina covers the NBA National Base Basketball Writer for USA. Today and on twitter Marci squirming Dina..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

03:38 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"You're Orlando we go, and we say hello to mark Medina. We are going inside of the bubble here on exit thirteen sixty, and this is the first time that we will take you inside of the NBA bubble as mentioned a little bit earlier, we have been inside of the major league soccer bubble also in Orlando. We have not been in the NBA bubble. Mark Medina is in the bubble he is. Is Staying at Disney resorts. He is still quarantined in his room. To our knowledge I will tell you this. We attempted to order room service. It was like trying to figure out a Rubik's cube. We couldn't do it. We tried it. It failed. We apologize. We wanted to be a nice prize in the middle of the segment. It's not GonNa Happen Mark Medina USA Today good to speak with you. To speak you. I will I'll try to find this addre-. Amazing Labyrinth. It I mean it really is. It's like one of those What's that big hotel? The OPRY Land Hotel in Nashville it's just an trying to find a restaurant here and find drinks off. The restaurant listed just at some sorry pallets mission impossible, but we tried our thoughts were there. Yeah? It's all good I'll. I'll get out of quarantine assuming I continue to test negative so farts, but four for four and. I gotta stay that way, but I'll be out. Monday and. Maybe. I'll be able to get a care package by that point. Maybe keep your head up. Mark Medina. USA Today is joining us on extra thirteen sixty. So tell us about it. What's going on? What? What are you doing all day? It it such an oxymoron because it's like Oh. What do you do it yourself? You're stuck around, but the reality is I mean things are moving a hundred miles an hour every day. Because you're you're getting zoom calls. You're trying to do phone interviews. You Know Radio Inter radio stations are hitting for requests and I want to be very selective to them so i. You know high take care of you right so at the end of the day the end of the day like when you do all those things, and then he writes stories. That's the end of the day so. I have a lot of respect for. You know the players the staff members. Everyone here! That's going through this huge sacrifice and dealing with. Away being away from family. But the idea like what do they do with themselves up? Just I'm not having it 'cause. You know they're. They're pretty busy with basketball all day like with practices film and all this stuff. And you know it's just. We're on precedent times where there's so much. Terrible stuff going on that you know any any one in our field. Of the players I don't really complain about the start up about the food or lack of things to do. I'm just like having zero patient smart. Mark Medina covers the NBA for USA Today. Wait a minute. You're telling me that they're working all day. Because if I were just paying attention to what NBA players were doing in quarantine, I would think that their schedule. One hundred percent consists of fishing and shot. Gunning Beers. Yeah I worked as a lot different though I. Don't get me wrong, but they're going to practices they you know they do have team off days because. You know realistically. They just WANNA. Run these guys in the ground, but there's like a team sanctioned back tippety that keeps them busy i. mean some guys.

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

01:52 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Again, we got a bunch of hot nuts and dry nuts. Have, you ever packed your hot button. I'm not going to answer that. Marty prefer the hot guy or a nut packed hot pocket. What's what what what is that I? Don't know six thousand nine hundred eighty Smith I support AJ Keller's Intra squad game decisions. It is what it is. Sign Aj Smith. Darren Marty I'm jealous of all the attention that this ups boy bands getting so I just want to represent the Fedex drivers out there especially since I've been listening to the show since day. One of you in Philly Billy. How about that actually delivered a phone you three years ago? I wanted to ask you a lot of things, but I was so star struck Mr San Diego treasure. I don't even know what to save. Thanks for being so nice to me this from dodger Dan. Listen you can ask? That's very flattering and makes me uncomfortable, but it is greatly appreciated and shout outs, Fedex, drivers I think we might be seeing some of you a little later on I've got things being delivered today tomorrow, Friday and Monday of next week. I went on a little bit of a binge. Give a second. Do we have a fedex driver? UPS with connections, Orlando, that can get the care package delivered safely to mark Medina during the course of the NBA so that was discouraging the here that if we sent Mark Medina something he wouldn't anticipate. What how possible? Is Disney it'll be there but Disney. Security will confiscate the goods. With we've got. We've got to find a way I thought to myself well, because lease got co workers who are in Florida that we could just driven, we could have somebody drive some why, but he said it's going to be like the Pentagon and you're not GonNa be to get in any way package small little package. What! was. Done. Together. All of their Marty. You're right. Dennis the athletic when we return on extra third..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

04:15 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Your favorite sports moment of your favorite moment. There's like ninety different variations of this. Do this in the third hour. Let's Jim remind us to get back to this to thirty two. Six nine mb should set a deadline for opt-outs i. don't like the idea. Players just dangling the carrot over our heads about whether they're going to play or not. Well here's the thing about that I. see what you're saying. I respect it, but if you give Mike Trout a deadline of today, he'd probably say see later. Now if you let them hang around a little bit. And I'm sure a SMART GM and a smart manager and I think that the angels have one of each. Probably saying hey, you know, make sure you tell by how much we love animals great communicators. That's that's important and see what they're doing daily. Go ahead and just, and here's the thing Darren. Your opinion on going to restaurants, or whatever else has probably changed significantly from where it was thirty days ago sixty days ago, versus now it's changing every single day. It's impossible to say okay. This is the opt out date. Every, day new data comes in. So high it's. How do you do that what we were saying also I? Think that's why the whole testing situation with the angel specifically. That was that was really unfortunate for them. Because now you have a player. WHO's the best player in this league? WHO's like well? That's not helping. Make my decision and I thought billy up with did a good job handling that earlier, nine five one number Texan Martha Stewart, Caswell and Darren Snoop Smith trying to gain some insider info for their burrito bats. Damn right about that. Exactly booked six nine number dried nuts might carry us to the end of the year. Six thousand nine. Hey, DARREN POWDER! You're nuts. You'll keep them dry I meant like dried fruits. My wife is making her lunch. She just turned around and gave me a look of yeah. Okay, good tip. Sixty nine thanks for the care packages consisting of spinach, clumpy milk, fish and chop signed Mark Medina Shutout, the Martha having zoom meeting with the boy band at the spinach cable. She's wearing a cooking April. Six Oh nine number. Texan, dismiss showed is Martha prefer the Hawkeye that likes Baloney sandwiches or the Hawkeye that likes Sushi shutouts. One Who uses Pesto? Abysmal chewables has come eight five eight is.

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

02:32 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"This whole idea of Disney. Employees are going to try to get. With Lebron like. That's just not going to happen. If they see that happening like there will be someone in a in a suit that stops that from happening immediately. or well we will. We will figure out a way to get this done where there's a will, there's a way and there's a definite will on our side of this equation mark safe travels. Thank you very much for joining us and I hope we get a chance to chat with you while you're in the bubble. Thank you for taking the time today. You're my friend. Be well hanging there. You got it. That is Mark Medina from USA Today National NBA writer whose describing even what it is that you know. He is looking at your because again last night, and I understand what he's saying that there is an understandable level of frustration, because hey, NBA guy, why don't you read the protocols? And maybe this wouldn't turn into something. They're doing the best they can and. And again I took it to be one hundred percent humorous. It's kind of funny complaining, but as he said when you get there, you have to quarantine. They're going to drop meals at your door three times per day and you stay in your room and that's it going to get better, but not until that stage that phase the quarantine is over, but then again he mentioned. Players like Brandon. Ingram they haven't read. They haven't read the protocols. They have no idea and so when he says that no not surprising at all, but when he says something like that, it's like. You want to be optimistic, but when you think about all the reasons why it could fail players, not being up to speed on the protocols what to expect, and what to prepare them split sells for. That's going to be the problem. Let's remember also the very sage word from Stephen a Smith last week. Players have needs, and you know those needs they're going after. figure out how to satisfy those needs. Because they involve being around other people. Can only do so much on your own can't leave his. At all for a week, and he said they're gonNA drop three meals at his door gotta stay in a hotel room to I mean you've been in your Louis, you can't. What the players are getting different I. Want to go a little crazy I'm telling you I'm I'm an introvert and I stay home and mostly stay home here for four months or how long. I would tell you that I. Especially after what we've all been through as a as a as all of us, human beings over the past couple of months I mean what if you are stuck facing dreary parking lot you room next to the ice machine. We are going to read your text messages. Seven, zero, four, seven, zero first word of the tax X, T R A or read those text message coming up at one forty five today back after.

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

05:34 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"It's good news for somebody like Mark Medina who is getting on an airplane. I presume I presume he is going to get on an airplane. He is heading into the bubble at some point this week. He is making his way to Orlando Florida. where he will be covering the idea is the NBA for USA Today. He is A. A national NBA writer, so he is heading down there and he could take the iheartradio APP with him..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

05:16 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"The season down if they feel like. You know lives are going to be in danger and it's just gonNA. Throw the competitive spirit of off balance. And I think that thing that the NBA sensitive to is they don't want to get into this scenario. Where like they're valuing the life of superstar more than a life of a player like I think there's a clear difference between. That and the reality that you know star players are considered important to the League of you know the the popularity and driving revenue. So you know certainly everyone's attention will go up if an NBA star gets it, but I think it's more about the numbers than who it is, and also when you're about the numbers, are they? Looking at five players on one team or five players spread out on five different teams I think if you're getting a case where? You're having you know guys. Where most of the starting lineups affected. That's where I think the lions going to be drawn. The reality is you know I've asked this question to health experts at. Don't work with the NBA where they feel. The threshold is, and they don't really even though the answer that either so. You know I think this is a humbling example that the NBA the health experts. They might be doing all their homework and they. Might be wrapping their head around all all the right things and trying to be safe, but You know this is an unprecedented thing and this virus new, and there's a lot of new information that we learn every day. So. They'll. They'll know when they see it right. There's no plan in place to either plug team out or just pushed the pause button for all twenty two teams. They'll just have to evaluate it. As the situation POPs up. Sounds like yeah, I mean short know when they see it. I I'm convinced they've had. They've outlined hypotheticals, but. You know this world's gray area so I. I don't know if there's been absolutes with that, but you know the feeling that I. Get from what I've talked to experts is. You know if you're getting into a situation where multiple players on one team get it especially once the playoffs start. That's when you have to wonder. Is this worth it to keep going? It's interesting I thought it was I thought it was funny. Last night that there were some NBA players who were tweeting out pictures of their food and became a humorous I. What I consider to be a human very humorous couple of minutes out there on twitter last night, which frankly we all could use. I don't know that everybody took it that way. Mark Medina you cover this league. What was your takeaway from different players tweeting out pictures of their food that was delivered to their hotel rooms last night. I. It's I mean it's amusing, but. I don't WanNa. Be that guy that that overreacts to this but? It has gone a little frustrating that. You know media members including myself no more. What's going on some of the players and that's that's mostly been by choice like. I knew because I. go through the Protocols and I've read them that. When they're when the players Lan, they're gonNA, have to be in quarantine for a little bit, so they're. They're doing the same setup. That I have to go through later this week. See those meals are being delivered outside their door because they can't leave, but to suggest that those are the meals that they're going to get on a regular basis. It's just not correct. And so yeah, it's funny, but at the same time. You know I do get a sense that not everyone's taking it seriously, and they're also not reading the memos that are getting like..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

03:34 min | 6 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"So, he is heading down there and he could take the iheartradio APP with him and he can listen to the show, which is great news because I'm sure he tunes into this program More so than any other program that he's ever invited on or listens to. He can take this show with him to Orlando Florida, which is good news because he's going to have some time to fill, Mark Medina Darren Smith good to speak with you as always. Good to talk with you know it's you sounded a little facetious with that intro, but I'm telling you being honest here. I have a Rolodex podcast and I and I have I'm a subscriber show, so it's it's not lineup. Wow I am blown away. Be flattered. See only slightly suspicious that you're being honest. I if you need me to spend his screen shots I, will I mean I? I download like every single NBA podcast and you know every every local show I've been on, and so like the rotation as wide so a lot of times I'm behind on everything but I I go through it all eventually. Well! Thank you very much. We appreciate that. How are you feeling about heading into the bubble a little later on this week? You know what I'm hearing. You know coaches and players shares are their apprehension I. I completely understand because they're put. They're taking more risk than I. Am look I'm just the sluggish love sports writer. That's going to be in my room most of the time. They're actually going to be on the court, but I think all things considered You know I'm with a lot of the players look, they're safe as an environment as can be, you know for someone like me. Know I'm going to be flying commercially There's a risk there but once. Once I get into the bubble. I'm going to be tested every single day. I'm scheduled to get new Orlando Saturday. Night Sunday is when I get on the campus and I'll get test that day I'll have to be in quarantine for a week, and then after that assuming the tests go well, it'd be out of that, but you know that that new normal after quarantine will be fairly limited, it'll be you know mostly being the hotel when you're going to the arena for games, you have to wear masks and observe the social distancing roles and. There's really not much you can do so I. Think with that. You know I'm as I'm as safe as an environment as maybe even before because I've been observing all the rules. anyway but I go to the grocery store. Right and here I won't be doing that because when I'm in quarantine. One there going GONNA be placing three meals a day outside my door. And then once I'm out of Corinthian. There'll be some you know restaurants on site that you just take out and that's it. Wow Okay so quarantine means quarantine when you land in Orlando on Saturday lax to Orlando. How are you getting to the hotel? I know this sounds good question, but these are at times. Yeah now for sure so. I changed my center a little bit because the NBA they. They had a requirement that you know my day to get there as on Sunday, and I need to be there early afternoon for testing. And when you look at the center here, we're in allies or three hours behind to be able to land in Orlando. By early afternoon would require me to take redeye flight with two different stops in between. There's no way I'd be doing that especially during these days so I'm flying a.

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

03:04 min | 7 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"They did put up different safety mechanisms where. You know they have to take a temperature check before they go to work and report it if it's if it's above a hundred and four point four. They have to stay home. They do another temperature. Check same thing when they get there. And then they have to report symptoms and Disney Walsum Monitor. And be on the lookout for employees, showing any kinds of symptoms, and they'll be immediately sent home, and and one of the things that the union bargained for was to make sure that everyone. Is. Getting paid for sick leave, so there's no incentive for any workers to feel pressure to work, so they can make ends meet. And, in the off chance that they are tested for covid nineteen that they will get paid for missing that time in quarantine. Now the other concern that some people in the NBA and health experts have is well then why aren't? They, going to test the employees and. One of the Union members had we tried to get that but Disney frankly told us it was too expensive and Disney. Didn't you know they declined to comment? About all this, but their whole rationale is they have these other protocols in place, and they're also going to be trained to operate so that they're nowhere near the players at all like they're be cleaning the facilities the rooms when and teams are practicing, or they're at the arena for a game or they have a film session, so there's GonNa. Be Coordination of. You! Know Disney knowing where what each team's temporary is so that when? The employees go into those rooms. They know that they're not gonNA. Run into players, and they've also staggered in in a way where they've limited. A certain amount of employees where they're going to only be responsible for a certain amount of rooms and floors to reduce the turnover same thing for the restaurant sell the overall point that was drilled to me. Is that the Disney employees having trained, and it's going to be enforced that they're not going to be really anywhere in sight with the players at all. So No selfies so what you're saying. With the Bronx. No Selfish Mark Medina National. Win If. They were allowed. That would be a little goofy right. I think it'd be a little silly if you started seeing people posting stories on instagram them just collecting a bunch of signatures taking selfies with NBA stars. In another Disney references there? I do what I. What do you mean? What did they do? Saying I was trying to sneak in another Disney reference there. Right over. Yeah like well Marty had me squared away. Right I, you know this is sort of lost on me and that was kind of an effort from even a pig out the four that you wrote in..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

02:32 min | 7 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Covers the National Basketball Association for USA Today Look Forward to him. Analyzing whatever it is that Adam silver is GONNA say coming up on this special I'm I'm sure there will be something interesting from the Commissioner of the NBA mark. Darren Houria. Dan to speak with your. I mean it's the it's the cliche during quarantine life I'm good. All things considered, but you know healthy and still working so. I'll count that as a win. All right well I look forward to. This baseball is starting to grab the headlines at least from this ESPN special mark I'm going to guess that is part of your national coverage for USA Today. What are you expecting to hear from the commissioner? Adam silver when he appears on ESPN a little later on. I wish I knew all the answer. So where these moving parts, because it's so fluid blood, if nothing else I, do expect him to. At least address to following topics of you know more details about resuming the season. What the health protocols would be what the bubble parameters would be Orlando You know to what degree? Will the leak make any sort of changes that reflect the player concerns when it comes to knock a safety measures, but their hopes to be able to continue their efforts speaking out on on you know racial and social justice issues so i. don't know exactly what he's going to say all those things, but I expect that there will be. You know some clarity because last week. You Know Adam silver was scheduled. Hold a conference call with you know handful of reporters along with some health. Experts to be able to talk into detail about where the NBA is going from here now that they had agreed to a tentative framework with the players union. But that timeline I push back because you know the League and the players union were still needing to iron out. Not even you know having to dot, t's and cross. I Don Is and cross. T.'s but also figure out the details for next season of. Will this season actually be resuming on December first or at a later date? So. How ready is the league in your understanding mark and I realized we can't now separate. What's happening in the aftermath of the George, Floyd, murder and protests from the pandemic, but but if it's at all possible to compartmentalize this..

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"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

The Darren Smith Show

11:44 min | 8 months ago

"mark medina" Discussed on The Darren Smith Show

"Extra thirteen? Sixty Mark Darren. Thank you so much for your time. Darren hey thanks for the nice words and I gotTa say you know you're calling me smart. I fully attributed to go into a good college. Oh Wow okay good it. Yes and it's an excellent broadcasting school that Syracuse University. No doubt about that. You're very proud. What were they called? Yeah well way back yes I do recall that I I remember miles mater. We used to players all the time. I don't know what happened. Whatever happened to that? Great Syracuse Saint. John's rivalry. Do you recall. Hey you know. Circus moved on to bigger. And better things going to so really yeah. How's that working out for the basketball program? Man I I I'm sorry. Open this Pandora's box here. They've had their moments you know. There's they'd be Dave upset Duke at times. That's right. Consider accuse stabbed all of their friends in the big east right in the back. Oh they were carrying that conference and then it just. They weren't for their way it so they had They had to cut ties. Whatever that you would call these alternate facts given some of the terminology that we use today in Media Mark Medina joining US mark. What is Shaquille O'Neal talking about? You wrote that you quoted shack saying that if a season gets back up and running here that whomever it is that wins. The Larry O'Brien trophy. Whoever wins the NBA Championship? That there will be an asterisk next to that championship. What what a shock dog about. I don't know I'm just as befuddle. I think his argument probably came from the fact that look you. You stop a season and all of a sudden when you're restarting two and a half months later it feels like a different year and when we're talking about all these different proposals there could be a possibility that you know to ease some of the safety and logistical concerns. That they're not that are playing tournament or just jumping right into the playoffs In a in a single elimination format and so with that maybe there's a Cinderella that unexpectedly beats one of the favorites. But all that being said I would still argue that You know whoever wins the NBA Championship if anything? They should be given more credit because of all the unconventional things that they had. They've had it Matvey Gate this year with you. Know not being able to really have a formal practice for two and a half months and being socially isolated from your teammates and coaches and so I think whoever winds up winning that title Short Talents. GonNa play large factor. But I think the other thing is who is going to be able to as you know what Clippers coach Doc rivers said. Win The way Y- I think whoever wins that championship a lot of those players will talk and reveal ways today you know overcome some of these tough cards of finding creative ways to work out on their own or in groups set in and you know how did they still foster team chemistry maybe through group tax or just phone calls. And so you know when you're looking at that whole big picture. No one should be diminishing this championship team because there's a lot of extracurricular things that they had to deal with Before and after when I saw what shocked said the first team that popped into my mind and you reference this in European USA Today Dot Com. And it's it's the right. One is the ninety. Nine San Antonio Spurs. I'll let you explain it. I don't would know much better than I. I sit here and talk on the radio all day. But is that title in ninety nine which was a strike shortened season or maybe it was a lockout. I don't remember exactly. I walk out work stoppage but is that title somehow mark is is it perceived differently than other NBA championships when people get around and discuss those such things. I don't think so now. The time has passed. I know what the time you know former bulls coach Phil. Jackson was one of the the band people floating this idea that there should be an astros because the lockout-shortened season and also I think can fill self interest. It was the first year of Michael Michael Jordan's second retirement But the reality is when people are talking about the San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan's Legacy Gregg Popovich is legacy. I haven't really heard much of people saying. Oh yeah but wonder their championships. Had An astros. Didn't really tell like most people say they had five rings and that's the end of it and so I think that's how people are going to look at the season Sure you could say this. Whoever wins the championship deserves a footnote? Right I think people will remember all these crazy set of circumstances that they had to deal with during the pandemic and so if anything. I think that the more that time is passing the more credit Will go to whoever wins the title this year. Mark Medina. Usa. Today is joining us on extra thirteen. Sixty it it sounds like a lot of eggs are in the Orlando basket right now. Mark your thoughts and what you're hearing and what the latest is on this league and Wyatt's it's preferring why it's preferences Orlando now versus any other options out there on the table. Yeah I think it's the only basket right now You know the the the reason why it's a few things I mean. No one can ignore the business relationship that the NBA has espn and Disney and Lo and behold they're the ones that ever see that complex But I think practically it serves a lot of purposes here where you know. That complex has a number of different venues that can accommodate a number of different games going on at once a number of different practices going on at once and it's within close proximity of different hotels. So you know this is I think does venue almost encapsulates what people think of that bubble city except that they didn't think of this is a bubble city they thought of this as like a. Taurus theme park right And I think also will help for down the line Four Disney for you know public relations with shelling the general public that assuming all stacey precautions are taken and there's no issues that people might feel comfortable going to those venues after the season and considering the fact that they had that relationship with the NBA goes hand in hand. But the most important thing is the practicality of it and and it makes it a lot of sense for everyone to be able to be at one venue within close proximity with each other without being too close. If that makes sense it makes a ton of sense. Because I've been the both and for years while working for that company that you just referenced. There we would go to Disney to cover spring training. So I'm very familiar with it. There's a lot of outdoor space of players. Want to bring their families. You're not cooped up. It's not going to be the same sterile hotel environment. You can go outside. You can walk. They got a ton of boardwalks so it seems like from preference standpoint. It would be the obvious choice if you were given both of those options. Plus who knows what's going to happen in Vegas but what about venues and do you have any sense of of what the League how it's going to be structured when if it decides that it's going to start playing again as I go straight to the postseason they're still going to be regular season games. Like what does it look like when in fact if in fact it's capable of executing this yeah those details are still to be ironed out you know as was reported. I think in the athletic last week the NBA surveyed. All the thirty. Gm's I've been told that they're still waiting to full results and all that but the reality is the expectation. Fridays Board of governors meeting. The hope is that they hash out all these ideas and I don't want to say that this is the end all be all end of the meeting. There might be more foul ups but the sense that I get from talking to people around the League is that that is going to provide the clarity of okay. What framework are we going to be working with? And you know with all the competing parties from executives players you know. League officials which option is the most preferable The reality is for a while the NBA said. Hey We we don't have the time line you know we. We don't need a rush but I think you know as time going on. There's a real feeling that they need to get going pretty soon because they wanna be able to start the season at the end of July and they know that they need to give players ample enough time to practice. Whether it's at the respect respective home facilities you know Orlando directly for these guys to be able to have some sort of minicamp because most of them have not had access to a basket and none of them have been able to practice formerly five on five and not only is that needed to knock off the rust and getting a rhythm and all that but it's also Needed to prevent injuries the last thing the NBA wants to do is not only put players in harm's way with the with With nineteen but they also don't WanNa put them in harm's way of suffering some sort of catastrophic injury and you're starting to see that now as the the European soccer in this conversation. You're starting to see some some soft tissue type injuries coming from practice from training from some of the matches etc. I mean. Listen that's just. It's something you're going to have to deal with but but would you expect station be marked that there will be games left to play in the regular season or straight to the postseason? I think that's an unknown. Nothing has been ruled out. But I know that Damian. Lillard was saying you know the Yahoo Sports about. Hey you know it's better to have play in tournament Especially for teams like them where you know. There's only a few games left. And that might mitigate the number of teams going you know to Orlando and the number of games all that but I I really do think that the most ideal scenario is to have a full regular season because of a few things what it buys teams even more time to get themselves into. Read them Even you know maybe. The warriors are a don't have much motivation to play. 'cause you know they're trying to save steph curry and draymond green and Klay Thompson but there's a lot of watery bound teams that hey just needed develop young guys right. And it's harder to get them going In just informal practices at civility right And then the third thing regardless of how this is going to be cut out. There's going to be a lot of bad basketball right because these guys have not played in a while but I think that the more you can kind of flush it out of everyone's system while there are maybe more competitive games going on between better teams. That won't be as pronounced as you know exposing only those can t playoff contending team so that sort of environment from the jump. I would agree with you. I saw that mark. Cuban today is advocating now and my first instinct was to say. Now where the Dallas Mavericks in the standings here. Because he's advocating ten teams per conference go to the postseason which makes it two thirds of the League. Go to the postseason now. The Mavericks are safe. There the seven seed here however this would include the New Orleans. Pelicans and if we can get Zion Williamson into the postseason..

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"mark medina" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"mark medina" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Covered the two teams that matter most in the nba he covered past tense boss angeles lakers for a very long time he covers now the golden state warriors mark medina covers that team for the san jose mercury news will join me eight forty eastern five forty pacific time i want to obviously obviously the western conference is the most brutal conference of the to the warriors the team to beat and lebron james has his hands full as though we talk about an hour ago he's join a team that is markedly better in the area that matters most in the nba first superstar to be surrounded by defense than the cavaliers team he leaves behind but by leaving the gavel lear that cleveland cavaliers team behind there is a gigantic vacuum a gigantic hole to be filled in these conference as much as people are bemoaning myself among the by the way down to put down the state of the nba because of boogie if you're in the eastern conference it's time to celebrate if you can make a final you probably not going to beat the warriors but you never know injury luck hot hand and the eastern conference has just become utterly and totally fascinating and several storylines have been perkin percolating the last twenty four thirty six hours but have been somewhat obscured by the major news we've talked about make for the possibility of some rising forces in the eastern conference we haven't focused on so before we get to the teams as they're constructed that can be competitive and eight five five two one two four cbs if you want to join the conversation it's worth noting that the bizarre nature of kyri irving's absence from his team absence from being on the bench and their playoff ron some weird things that he said in the media that sort of felt like maybe he was inching toward malcontent but then you remember oh he thinks pretends he thinks the world is flat maybe he's just being a weirdo walsum context has been offered to that in a report out of chicago member jimmy butler came from chicago the reporter reported this has broken some stories on jimmy butler in the past that are accurate report that not only does jimmy butler want out of minnesota not only reportedly is butler fed up with the young lackadaisical socalled stars that make up the core that team karl anthony towns andrew wiggins i believe he's talking to you but he wants to team up with kyrie irving i don't think they're necessarily contemplating doing that in boston massachusetts with that celtics team and we've seen this before when guys don't wanna be somewhere they usually get their way and they usually get out it's an interesting combo situation the combination of butler not like in these young guys and go and bother having a relationship from chicago so it could always turn out to be that it is and i've said this i think is not going to happen now i think a andrew wiggins for kawhi leonard move would have been really interesting wiggins doesn't have enough value cat people were lost their minds but they don't play defense they are lazy they are lackadaisical they don't buy into what tips wants there is a disconnect and if your minnesota and you're committed to tom you better think about moving karl anthony towns and getting a return but the problem is quite wants to be a laker if jimmy butler and kyrie irving for example went to brooklyn the nets team that has a ton of cap space miami although it's hard to do with the whiteside contract atlanta in a year particularly trae young becomes a great point guard i guess you have to their everything doesn't doesn't fit there i don't think they're good enough to win an nba championship but they're fascinating and you could start to have a little bit of a petri dish eastern conference of trying to develop ways to take down the warriors in a few years not going to pretend is next year the best team the eastern conference as are currently constructed is the boston celtics and i'm not convinced they need cari irving to be great they'll be great with them i'm.

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