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Mason and Ireland (HR 1)

Mason & Ireland

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Mason and Ireland (HR 1)

"Aw. How? So what do you think all you people don't think Klay Thompson deserves a max contract? What do you think of him now? Yeah. Who are those people by the way, I've run into people who don't believe Klay deserves a MAC? I got I got two different tweets about that yesterday a lot a lot to talk about. Yeah. Including the fact that the raptors now lead the NBA finals. How about that? Well. And really if they win one more they're in the driver's seat because game seven would be in Toronto Lutely. Well, you soom the clay is going to play tomorrow night. We'll talk to Michael Thompson at the bottom of the hour and maybe K D place. Maybe heidi. Katie gets on a white horse and rides into save the day. I think that's what he's hoping happens. And then all of a sudden, maybe he thinks about stand, but maybe says, hey look they needed me after all, I'm expecting both of them back Friday. Are you expecting both? Yeah. I think the mess around anymore because if Toronto wins one more game. Then you're just one bad shooting night away from losing your dominance. More one gigantic Koi night, because it hasn't been a gigantic Koi night in this series two games shit. Right. But what he's been Hertie six and fourteen. Yeah. I guess that's a great coin. Yeah. That's cool. I ask. Yeah. It was a wound up blow out last night. It was. It was to be expected. I actually wants a mythical money in that game. I got. Yeah. I think almost everybody I thought the warriors would find a way to, to pull that out. But most people like everybody on Beatles show. Yeah. On NBA countdown, pick Toronto Leedle. They said they were unanimous for the first time, they all pick Toronto knowing that, if Toronto lost that game it was over. It's it was Toronto. Plus six. I caught it at six came down to four and a half as little as four and a half after the Klay Thompson news yesterday. And I never thought clay was gonna play I always thought last night was a game that. You had to be careful with you couldn't you could not afford to lose the series space on clay aggravating, the hamstring any further throw. It made sense to me that he wouldn't play last night. And I told you yesterday and it sounded like Klay really wanted to play. But they've got they've got all those people. They got Bob Myers. Steve Kerr they've got a director of health science, that's involved in that. And they over ruled clay, it sounds like last night. And that's why didn't play. Yeah. I wonder if they could have overruled staff a yeah, I don't know. I know. Yeah. And now I think that the warriors are realizing okay we gotta lock in we're down two games to one. It's the NBA finals. We've gotta lock in and I think part of their decision was probably the first year. They won the title. Both kyri Kevin love went down and games one in game two. And then they just walked it. You're the warriors walked to an easy title. Right. And I think they knew that I think they knew h-have we news clay and Durant. Doesn't come back, then we're dead. Anyway. Right. So we might as well play to the edges and the edges are let them go up to two one. And now, let's, let's have the cavalry show up. And see if we can circle the wagons, the, the most interesting thing that happened last night to me. And this is somebody who has been going to NBA games and has been making a living at it for more than twenty years. Yep. I cannot believe that the guy who shoved Kyle Lowry in the first row is one of the warriors unreal. That's, that's absolutely I've met owners from. Every amid news. One of the warriors owners is Peter Guber. Yes, sir. I've met I think is from ownership groups all over the league. The idea that someone from an ownership group would shove an opposing player who has hustling to catch a loose ball in the front row is beyond me. And it turns out, this guy is USC trustee. He's on the board and your USC's at dumpster fire, and this guy's donated one hundred million to USC including ten million to the ethic department. His name is Mark Stevens. And in my opinion, you cannot let Mark Stevens USC part into because he had 'cause you're UCLA guy. No. Because he is he's a knucklehead with money. Yeah. If you can give one hundred million dollars Dany school doesn't have to be USC. And we've got some USC news to deal with that you and I are not going to be very comfortable with. But we gotta do it coming up. The this guy Mark Stevens cannot be part of an NBA owner show. You cannot that is such a bad look that if Adam silver does not get involved. The lawyer sound like they're ahead of it. The warriors of announced have already banned him for the rest of the fan and Mark Medina who used to cover the Lakers this covering the warriors. And he just tweeted that he has been banned from all team active activities indefinitely. Okay. So I think they're gonna take away this guy's country club pass should I was thinking I tweeted out this morning. Can you imagine if the reverse it happened if a player had pushed an NBA owner? Oh. Oh, the penalty would be so swift. And we'd be Sosa been we'd be killing that guy. Absolutely. Frankly, I wouldn't have in any way blamed Kyle Lowry if he would have. Gone after that guy. I mean you can't you can't go after I wouldn't blame him. I would not have Kyle Lowry would have grabbed that guy by the caller, threw him back in his seat. I would not have thrown Kyle Lowry out of the game. I wouldn't a guy blatantly pushed him, you know, you because you have a ticket does not give you an excuse to make contact with somebody participated in the game, the NBA finals, he showed great self control. You don't wanna do anything that would jeopardize you missing a game at this point nine so Rachel Nichols treated out. The man who shift called our hard in the shoulder after lousy phone at the stanzas Mark Stevens. One of the words minority owners, and then she puts Golden State statement out there that where the team says he won't be attending anymore finals games and LeBron fathered up Rachel's tweet, LeBron says, okay? Cool, but still not enough. They did exactly what they had to get in front of it before anyone else. Plus, there's only four games left to Maxon, Golden State, right? So what he's advocating. Is you gotta get them out of the Bill, and you've got to get out of the NBA biz. Yeah. He's got to be out of the, you've got to take away a steak or force him to sell a stake. I don't under-. I mean, I know I know so many feeling that the thought that someone who works for a team or is in an ownership group would shove an opposing player who is playing in your building up. Does he not? I mean he so doesn't get it that, that I almost don't want to waste time explaining how he doesn't get it, right? He's players. The guys that work for him have to go in opposing buildings all year. Yeah. How would you like if they did that twenty year guy just it's beyond me that, that guy could be that dumb? Yeah. And he he obviously doesn't get it. Fine. He's a rich guy with money. Let them go back to USC and sponsor all the Detroit athletics. But he's done with the NBA again, bringing the USC well against the USC pry, bitchy USC doesn't announce them. He has a building with one hundred million dollars in his name on it. It's okay to do that at USC because you're Trojan, but it's not okay to do it in the NBA. That's a collective well, US's a private school. This is a guy used to getting whatever he wants, right? Well, this, this is any rich guide has nothing to do with you. Any rich guy, right? It's a sense of SEO announcements. Title what to denounce him what he didn't do anything at USC. Right. It's not relevant to USC. It's not. It'd be the fact that he's a major donor in donated one hundred million dollars million. There are, there are crooked donors all over the place. Right. When what did they do in the case of a lot of those crooked donors? They do nothing. They get their money. They're not gonna do anything they give their money back. They say we don't want anything to do with you show me, an example, that of people that say, given their money doesn't giving their money back does show me show me, an example of somebody who's got their name on a building is actually giving their money back. They'll cosby. They took his name off the buildings. Are you really going to know? I'm saying say jomie his to compare what you say. Instead show me an example of somebody that takes her name off the building. It happens all the time if somebody's involved in a scandal, if you're drowning. Gotta take the you gotta take the name off the Bill. But no, there's people that if you're involved in a scandal, they take your name off the buildings all the time. Isn't Michael Milkin, one of the big contributors to UCLA. I've no idea. Yeah. I think he is. Well, then that's fine. But I he he ripped off. You're trying to make this UCLA thing I'll take you out of it. So you can understand what I'm saying is all rich people are entitled, and they think they can get away with anything, whether it's a USC donor UCLA donor. Stanford owner whoever that happens to be you're just dragging the USC part into it the point I'm trying to make with the sky Mark Stevens is if they let him stay in the NBA can't be. It's an indicator that if you have enough money you can do whatever you want, and that shouldn't be the case that if you're shoving opponent opposing players from other teams you, you are done. That's it. He's venture capitalist. And he's got a lot of money and great that doesn't allow you to shove Kyle Lowry in the back that doesn't and Eddie, say, steak, removed and Adam silver should be involved. Actually, Joe lake should be the one to do it Joe lake up should be the one. This is his friend. Just by out. Yeah. It's easy. You're not allowed to be an owner in the in the NBA. And what you show players the problem is too, that if you allow him to stay as part of your ownership group when other fans, like they kicked that fan out Oklahoma City, the one he yelled, the expert of Russell Westbrook life. Yes. So it's okay for kick him out for life, but you leave Mark Mark Stevens pass because he's one of your owners doesn't add up, it's a bad look. In. And if you you study. The well, it'll be interesting to see if you does anything with them. Because now everybody's starting to tweet pictures of Mark Stevens at UC. Here's one with Mark. Stevenson Lynn Swann last one done his way out, anyway. Well, that new president doesn't start till July first, I thought she started on June first when I was just I was just looking Michael mill UCLA accepts ten million dollar gift from Michael Milken Milken is, is one of the guys that was involved in the junk bond scandal of the of the nineteen eighties. And they took the money anyway, an ethics people of questioned whether or not that, that damages the integrity of UCLA USC private. So so you can can has more. Sure, they do they do, but the, you know the guy. I'm not I'm not trying to make this guy through the worst guy ever. He shoved Kyle Lowry. I'm just saying there's no place for him in the NBA. And I can't find it again. I mean just weird. Yeah. But we we can circle back to the game. I actually thought that what you saw last night from Steph curry, right? Was like to me looking in a mirror of what happened with the Lakers this year. I'll explain coming. I'm K Mason, Ireland ESPN LA. Hey, it is Thursday. What is up and is the day after game three of the NBA finals, which was won by the Toronto Raptors day, defeated, the Klay, Thompson 'less, K dealers warrior. And now they lead to two one. Yes. So here's what I was talking about with Steph, was spectacular scored forty seven point. Yes. And the first thing that popped into my head was do you remember the JR Smith game last year? Where heat forgot the score. Right. And and and didn't get the ball in the was tied. They had a last chance. Right. And JR Smith thought they were head by one. So he dribbled out the clock sent the game into overtime. They eventually lost do you remember off the top of your head. How many points LeBron remember you to gigantic game fifty? Yeah. Fifty point game. That's why you need multiple stars last night. Steph did everything he could possibly do spectacular didn't matter Toronto. Never was really in jeopardy losing that game. He just knew okay? We'll let Steph get fifty and worry about stopping everybody L, right? Which is this year? The really the story with the Lakers, you let the you've got one star and see if anybody that's, that's the whole thing. You can't go into next year with just one star. You've got to come up with another star this summer, whether by trade, or by free agency, I tend to think it's going to be by trade. Because free agency is looking dicey, by the way, do you think free agency now looks dicey? I think you're allowed to say that I have no idea the. They have a lot of cap space. Yes. Slow wrecked. I'm now starting to think that there's a possibility more than just Klay will stay with their current teams right now. Looks like Jimmy Butler might stay in Philly. Yep. Coli by sage. Toronto. I think I res leaving. But I don't think he's coming here. Yeah, K D if if to even stay in Golden State and again, there's no indication that he would come here. Right. So if you take two or three of these big names off the board. And they stay where they are it affects the speed of the wheel, right? And then the Lakers. So I I'm with you. I think the Lakers best chance to improve maybe by trade. Yeah. Maybe by trade, and maybe as soon as the NBA draft. It's gonna come very, very fast here, by the way, the drifts in two weeks. I mean that's, that's the thing about this time of year now for the NBA you've got the NBA finals rolling right into the draft, which is on the twentieth rolling right into the free agency, opening period, which is on the thirtieth. I mean it's going to go really fast from here. We're two weeks from the draft three weeks, from the, the gates opening and free agents being able to allowed being allowed to talk to other teams and sign with other teams by the way. They people I just googled when you ask me, give me an example of people have their names take off the building. It happens more than you think. Normally happens when it's bad PR, okay? When other words you don't wanna do it. You know what the number one name being taken off buildings as. Pretty obvious. I don't know Trump. Oh, trump's. Yeah. Because people they don't want. They don't wanna political designation. Good or bad. You know, because it's a polarizing word. So it's coming off a hotels, and it's coming off buildings but, but there's been. Remember what was the Red Sox owner who is yucky way that they finally Red Sox owner from way, way back. They took down the street. That's another thing if you if it tends out, you have a this is the Kate Smith argument. If you have a racist history. Yes, in a building is named after you it comes down Yale has announced it, it removed a John C Calhoun, from one resents. Gotcha. So this Mark Stevens thing he's the warriors owner that show Larry last it would actually help him if he goes away, because you don't want his name to be so synonymous with idiot that kids at USC, go. Well, I don't want to go to the Mark Stevens building, right? Oh if. I'm trying to remember. I haven't been on campus. I don't does he have a Bill. I, I know he's donated one hundred million, but I don't know Mark Stevens. Yes, I think it may have been. Let me find it. I think it may have been Scott wolf said, he's donated Scott writes, for the daily news, that he's donated one hundred million, he has some buildings named after him, or I don't know, if he said buildings plural. But and also ten million of that specifically was donated to the athletic department. It's not unusual for for. Yeah. USC Stevens hall for neuro imaging right? You know, in obviously neuro imaging is helping save lives and find a cure diseases and stuff, but he doesn't want his name to be so synonymous with. Well, the instinct play is if he wants to protect his legacy at USC, he should step few worked for Mark Stevens right now or if you're advising him what would you tell them to do quietly going to the night, because I said, would you voluntarily so the team, I would I would I would say. Hey, here's the right thing to do. I lost my mind for a moment. I'm hyper competitive, and he could actually make this argument because when I saw the replay. He came right at my wife. Right. I thought he attacked my wife, I reacted in spell into my life. Yeah. I acted instinctually you know, get off of her, and shoved them. I lost my head. I want to apologize for hour but I realize as an owner there's no place in the game for that. I'm gonna voluntarily step down. Always root for the warriors, and I'm going to concentrate another stuff. Right. And I think then everybody says, when you apologize. Yeah. You normally get forgiven. Yeah, but right now, he comes off, as a guy who doesn't get it. Yeah. He's does that. I think he protects USC. I think and I think no matter what apology or not. He should be. He should voluntarily sell us. Right. And by the way, if he does that, if he follows your advice in that specific regard, then they don't have to discipline, right? He's really good. The he's a really good friend of Joe lake upset the other dynamic here. He and Joe lak- were two of the founders of sequoia capital, right? Which is a big investment firm up in northern. In california. So this is also one of Joe, like, really good friends. So Joe will give him really good advice here, which I think will include selling a stake in the team. Right. And, and JoAnne. And this guy can get into other businesses make money back and they'll make them whole on investment. It's such a bad look in. It's on top of this whole controversy that came out earlier in the week that some people think is made up. But I think is going to catch it's going to get some traction of Draymond green being uncomfortable with the word owner. Yes. Because it gives you the impression that you can do whatever I personally think that stupid, I don't disagree with you. But I think it's going to that, that to me is attack of political correctness. Are we owned by Disney? Yeah. Are you uncomfortable with saying Disney owns our company? I'm not uncomfortable with saying you owned movie theaters. The guy that sold popcorn, he worked for me. I mean, it's a totally different scenario. I mean I understand that it could be twisted into a, a racial sort of hot button. But at the same time, Joe, like dozen the team. He owns the franchise. He doesn't own. Well, he's the head of the ownership group. I think it's a collective Peter Guber is one of the Colo right, right. But he's the he's the I think he's the majority owners. Yeah. Controlling owner. That's a that's a good way put. Yeah. All right. Coming up next beyond say neutral coming up next. Michael, michael. Well, we will get to the beyond say story, which is kind of related to story of, of the day, and we'll talk to Michael Thompson. We'll get his thoughts on whether or not Klay a play on Friday night. All right. ESPN LA Mason Ireland last night. The Golden State Warriors fell to the Toronto Raptors. They're not down two games to one in the NBA. Finals Klay Thompson did not play last night for the warriors. He is now likely to play according to all accounts on Friday, and Katie, potentially is coming back in this series two in games for or games, five. And we have trek and Michael Thompson who has been at every finals game. He was in Toronto. Now he's in Oakland and Michael. I did you even watch the whole game last night, or were you too hard and even both to the game? I just stand all Rocco, Rocco Claes bulldog that goes everywhere clay you when you when you when you got the word that Klay wasn't playing. You didn't want to be in that environment. Exactly. It's frustrated frustrated with the basketball, God doing this again. I did it to me by Laker team. And we lost worthy loss. Matching environ the cost championships now claim Katie get back and get back healthy and fast like championship hopes the out go out that injury window Michael, it was reported that Klay really wanted to play an argued to play, but the warriors and the doctors could not be convinced. Do you buy that report? Is that kind of what you, would you heard to get accurate? Play was telling me he was playing playing playing all day all day. And he was gonna go to the arena and say he's fine. He's a place trying to play to the injuries. But in this instance, the doctors I think decided wise, the protected from himself and limped to come back and compete another day tomorrow and hopefully game six. What are they saying about his status for tomorrow night? And do you know anything about Katie status? The ready set Claes planned tomorrow and from what I'm hearing about in observing from K D. Nobody's, it's not official yet. Nobody's release it yet, but I'm thinking he's going to make his debut tomorrow. I'm thinking that way, I'd be surprised if he doesn't doesn't mean a play, or depending on to make the decision. But I believe can't he's gonna come back tomorrow because they need them. I mean this right away. The raptors confident they're taking advantage of the warriors woes and right now they're team won yesterday's game. Nick, nurses, ready senate's, even if they get Katy back, they still believe that they are the better team has the way they're supposed to write and Michael, I said to Mesa at the start of the show. I, I think the warriors have to. It's all hands on deck. Now, if you let the raptors get to a third win, whether they go up three one or three two. Once you let him get to the third win. You are one bad shooting game away or one coli superman game away from losing title. So the warriors got almost play like they're now three one. Now, don't they don't it off. Favorite cassette? You always get mad at the base, it would be the but tomorrow's with must win. I. Would see your covered around sometimes must-win is must win. Even when it's win exactly he wanted not in limitation. Gave you the wars have to win this game, the Now Dan Whitey who's covering the finals just said Michael Steve Kerr has announced Kevin Durant is out for four. So out for game for that Michael, I was with you. I thought that there was a real chance. He would play in game four we expect cl-. Here's here's Kurt. We expect played a play in game four but Durant is out. So well, well worth one and Ronald without Durant. So with Klay back about I'll give a huge boost in morale and on the court. So I think they'll bounce back and win tomorrow. And hopefully be ready to go Monday Toronto. What do you think of this warriors, owner stakeholder Mark Stevens pushing Kyle Lowry last night? That. And he can't do that to get your hands on players. But if it happened to me, I wouldn't like it, I would ask you gotta get dejected or expect to get getting jacket. But that was be. So he didn't really puts me just wanna push me because he's mad 'cause I was beating his team, I would say I don't care becomes back for game. Six long doesn't do it again. But I, I wouldn't call him to be banned from red lily took me. Yeah. I wouldn't Michael Michael is is is more tolerant. Yeah. My glide would I think that's a horrible. Look think about it. If one of our owners, we have a lot of co owners of one of our owners would shoved in opposing player that's awful. You can't have that guy or any doesn't get it. It all depends on the show. He just pushed him off in like get off of me get off get outta here. It must be I don't get outta game. But I wouldn't have I wouldn't have been we're, we're both arguing that he should be forced to sell a stake in the team. No with you. You. I'm with them. We're both making this case might leash was the other way around Agean this gave one hundred million dollars to USC. It's obviously he set for life. You don't need a guy like that in the NBA just light years lake to buy them out. While you made a mistake I wasn't banned from the league forever. Just doesn't do it again. You get one shot at it again, then Michael, what would happen if a player pushed an owner that way. Well, a player would just spend the next game. But I wouldn't would one to one game for pushing an owner playing in the again. No, not not permanent. Not permanently with you want to do this guy, you wanna banned from owning. No. You're right. No, you're right. It's so here's here's Michael. Here's more on. Here's more from Steve Kerr, and Durant curse says the training staff isn't comfortable yet putting Durant in a game. The scrimmage won't happen today. They wanted to see Durant in the scrimmage Kerr. Now says it's getting pretty late for K D that means if he came back Michael the most could play was in three games. So it's now possible that we've seen Kevin Durant play his last game as a warrior because there's only three in play. You're you could be right. But now they have to do is play, play great Kamal and the markets cousins. Have to get back to the form that he showed in game two as those things can happen tomorrow night, and going forward wars define Michael, Danny green make himself a bunch of money last night. In a league that needs shooters green, who's coming up on free agency. Did he not prove that he could be the type of veteran shooter that you could build around if you had a star on your team? You know, let's, let's say that you're looking for somebody like we have LeBron other teams have, you know, if you had or anybody that breaks down the defense did any green make himself a little cash last night. Need last night before tonight, Ireland. He had a good year. Twenty four percent from three all season. So he had a harlot series against the books, but he's got enough of a resume. Now people know that he's capable of having those type of game. So I mean, health is health resume help us record distance of God's plan. I just the finals, but when he's done enough to get off a nice contract. He's not gonna get back buddy or even close to get at you'd have to learn how to live on twelve fifty. That's tough. Now, the flip side Michael is boogie did not look like himself last night. He just he looked like he was carrying piano on his back. I don't know if it's fair to expect more out of him. You know, he he was kind of pressed into service in these finals, but he doesn't look himself does. He not last night. No, you look great in being too. But I think playback of the war, and clay, clay all news, giving fifteen and ten fifteen and twelve via an about four or five of the way he played in getting to go there, get twenty five and fifteen plays back playing tomorrow, but because playing at eleven out in game two then that's all you're gonna expect this date. Hey, Michael think, oh down if Toronto wins tomorrow, and they go down three one. Will you even go back to Toronto for game five? Well isn't think we as family members will going to go tomato, only if the words of three one with the task of close out into monta, but now since the bet the word hope, for is to, to then not that a ten in the family plane. Okay. Because that becomes the whole series game game five whole bog. But I, I know I understand what you're saying, Michael the warriors have always taken care of the families because they want them to be there if they're going to win it. Michael, Michael, could you could go Michael on your own dime. If you wanted to go, and they would help you get tickets. But what you're saying is that the warriors are just not going to going to pay for staff and families to go, if, if it's not a clincher that makes sense to me this game seven three three obviously everybody will beat there on the family play games going to beat back in oracle. Hopefully the worst Winston ball. Just gonna save the expense, and they'll fly back game seven if necessary. Are you gonna go to Toronto on my own diamond you crazy? I totally forgot who has different. Michael, Michael eight. All the all the food in the hotel Toronto gas one into man. So. There's a chill in the Orange County days and flying back up here hopefully for game six. How is Rocco doing the bulldog walk cool aegis, he's so excited to see claiming he got back from Toronto. And he's the easiest dog in the world of deal that he just lays on the couch and stares at everybody like, what are you guys looking at? Instagram model lounging around. Has been quite but it's business as. That stuff right now so that anybody involved in your world via long summer. Any time? Michael, our fingers crossed for warriors victory tomorrow night, obey and go to the game even of clay doesn't play go to the game. Maybe it'll bring him some luck. Yeah. Yeah. You pay tomorrow night. But I'll be there. Okay. Good. Hi be safes. Have a good weekend. There is Michael Thompson, and, and the report while we were talking to Michael Kevin Durant out Klay Thompson likely to play. Yes. Mar night. All right. Can we do the beyond say story next? Yeah. It's the weirdest story eight not really an end. It's chock it up to social media, man. I'm telling you, it's the, it's the evil empire social media. All right. All right. This is the new thing. Him. There's bianca. So I did not even know what we were talking about Mark Stevens in the he's one of the stakeholders in the warriors who shoved Kyle Lowry last night. The other thing that happened that I had no idea until I started seeing tweets from Ramona today, that Nicole Curren, who is the wife of warriors owner Joe lak-. She was sitting seated next to be on say, and Jay z and at some point current leaned, Dover beyond say to have a conversation with Jay Z now beyond say, got a very sour look on her face. If you look at the video, she sees given that Nicole side is, but this sent the beehive crazy and the beehive is slang for the people on social media who follow beyond say, and remember that ever since the salons elevator incident. Oh, yeah. Where salons tried to beat up Jay z in an elevator because apparently hooked up with Becky with the good hair. Well, we don't know that, that, that. The beehive is very, very particular about any woman, who's I and Jay z so that this, this woman Curren started getting tweets during the game things like if that girl, meaning current knows what's good for her show move a little to the left to the left. Now after the event, the beehive went after Curren in a huge way including death threats so Ramona Shelburne just got off the phone with Nicole current. She was in tears. She said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning. She disabled, her Instagram account just to make it stop current said, she had no idea anything was even amiss until she got home and started seeing techs from friends and checked her social media, she's invited. Jay, Z and beyond say to the game three four times before she said last night. She asked if they wanted drinks beyond a asked for water current s Jay z, and he asks for vodka soda, she then leaned over and said, if he wanted to lime with that, but it was loud in oracle. And she couldn't hear so she leaned over that was her mistake. That's where the photos of beyond say looking had her come from current says she then went to go get them the drinks, there was no hostility. I was trying to be a good hostess. She said, I've never experienced cyberbullying like this. I can't believe our players go through this, that the kids go through this, Nicole Kern. Welcome to the vortex. Wchs. That is social media, real to me. First of all. I don't even think beyond say thought it was a big deal when it happened it, you know, I but, but couldn't hear Jamerson Vena to have somebody inconvenient to have somebody lean in front of you. I suppose if you say, but the, the sour look on her face went viral, and that's what led to all this stuff. You know, I gotta say, the B have does not scare me. Really says not scared scare say something bad about beyond say way overrated. Oh boy here comes. Yeah. Bring it on Venice, Venice. Let's go for some. Yeah. You know what? Beyond say. Lemonade didn't understand that album at all. Rank these people in order, right? Taylor swift. Katy Perry beyond say, Taylor swift, Katy Perry beyond send your fiance, third. As ranked third. Okay. Beehive. Kona me, we've got such the beyond say crowd. That's listening. I was gonna say, I don't know if anyone this actually filtered out, but beehive don't scare me the, you know who, who should be scared a little bit. If Durant's not playing are Steve Kerr. Now, now, I we're gonna find coli me made this may be quite taken over the game. Could be more night. It could be. And if, if they win and go up three one, I think Toronto than wins the I do too. But if you greed that tomorrow night is most win. Yeah. Actually do I think that the warriors can't cut down three one without Durant, because you've got to win his they went out of three with two in Toronto. Yeah. What should be hard to do not hard to do? I mean not impossible, it's been done, but just rarely it happened once recently. Yeah. Twenty coming back from three one knows twenty one twenty sixteen when LeBron won it when the warriors went and seventeen eighteen. Exactly. So it can't be done, but it's highly highly unlikely especially with two of those games on the road. And, you know, you now think about messiah jury who made that leap of faith a year ago and said, you know what I know that we're not a preferred destination for Colli Leonard. But we are going to go for it. We're gonna push all of our chips to the middle of the table will make the and by the way, how do you think the Marta rose is feeling right now? Oh, he's written for, for the warriors pretty. He may say in for the raptors. Orders. 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#1294 Weird Cat Habits, One-Minute Meditation

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#1294 Weird Cat Habits, One-Minute Meditation

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It's National Mutt Day So To all the Matz out there happy for Friday everyone, and we've got some fabulous news that Castro in Politics I. Company I've used for years as joined us as our official pet sponsor of one life radio. It is America's number one organic pet food with the most comprehensive portfolio, purposeful booths using sustainably sourced ingredients such as wild, caught Tampa and grass bed beef, and I can't tell you enough how much my animals love it and I really do I say this all the time, but if I could pick the The one thing that why my mic is entering his nineteenth year in the fall and he's a labrador mix. so He's a Mutt. It's Monday Is because the food that I, beat them and so there you go and I'm so thankful to have them as a sponsor of course, son Warrior and Environ Medica STF, house the makers of Flu Nada well as Oh my gosh, who am I forgetting Am I forgetting crazy water crazy water while the wellbeing journal Veg, World Magazine, Paleo, magazine and Fighting News coming up here too. We're very fortunate. You know we are but I think I think people's hearts connect about things that matter and not just money A lot of good things can happen and so and speaking of that hearts connecting. That would be more a Davy. She is Vice President for marketing and communications at the SPCA that is the society for the prevention of Cruelty to animals of, Texas. Their website is simply S. P. C. A. Dot Org. She's been on the show for years. I. Love This woman how you doing today more. Doing Great I love you to my Gosh and you're right when you're when your heart is not right place and you do good things. That's where that's the. That's the important spot to be. Absolutely and great things can happen. They really really can, and so you know one of the things that I really love about doing this show is very Fridays. You know and really putting out good information, and there's my dogs barking in the background. If you can have nothing started i. think it's because we let Tom and Willie out typically earlier in the morning, but it's so crazy how the I've got five big male dogs and only love which is where he got the name. Love my little pit bull that I rescued during this covid nineteen crisis from Walmart parking lot He is the best dog ever but and I can't think straight when they're barking I just. What I wanted to say, but I like getting good information out to people and reminding them like to check you know animals, collars, moron, and to protect. Their paws from the heat and make sure we got lots of water and in the winter when it's cold, make sure they have warmth all those things that that we need in order to have a comfortable life and I, just I feel. So strongly about animals and I know you do too. Yes. Absolutely. It's important to make sure that our pets receive care We know that everybody loves their pets. Sometimes, it's just you know a lack of information. So it's great. Thank you so much for all you do and all you've done for so long to get that information out to people. Well, you know I appreciate you saying that and and it is National Mutt Day and and I all I. Think a couple of mine might be purebred, but every one of them came off the street. So you know you don't have to have a fancy dog. You really don't. But the fancy dog that's okay to just be sure to treat it well, and that goes for cats too, which is our topic today. About an and so speaking of cat. So my daughter went on, she went there on a family vacation. They they left this morning and I I'm taking care of my three her three cats. Okay. So I've got fourteen cats in the house right now fourteen. Okay. So. Little Bow Popcorn and Scott were added to the mix this morning and and and just do the strangest stuff they do, and so that's what we're talking about today with you. More strange cat behavior explains until why let me start with this? Why do cats rub their heads on people? Furniture Walls, anything? They can get their head on. Why do they do that? Well they actually do it because what they're doing is they're they're distributing bone releasing her cats kind of hit area and how shows ownership over things. that's probably the main reason So again, that's fair bone when your cat reps his head on you, he's. He's also show you affection. That's true too. But he's also saying your mind and claiming you and they'd be how has a name? It's called Bunting B. U. N. T. I N. G. So it is a compliment, but it is also a you know territory. Oh, kind of thing to Yeah. Well, that's yeah. Cats are very territorial well, and that's how okay. So is that I don't Wanna get ahead of myself because I was GonNa talk. Talk about being. You know there's there's some typically there's there's a disturbance in the home. They don't pay in their box, but we're GONNA get to that because we do two segments this morning with more which I'm really happy about or I should say this afternoon just after twelve now. But at least here in Dallas, but you know they do so many things that are fascinating like chattering where they where they stand by a window and they they will chatter their teeth at bird. Why did they do that? They emulating it? Well. You know I think the jury is a little bit out on this, but I think everyone knows that. Little fence made me I. Don't know how that came across. The radio. But. Impression. would. Brace. So. She'll sit in the window and just see all the birds go by and chatter chatter chatter. So behaviorist, think it might be because your cat could be frustrated they. They can't get out and hunt the birds, but it's also excitement and aggravation but still some others days that it's an that John Movement might be your cats natural instinct that allows their muscles to prepare for hunting and. Killing prey. It's kind of hard to talk about, but it's really normal people. If you've never heard it before and all of a sudden, you have, you have a new cat or some cats really don't shatter I've had many cats who just don't do this and some do not. It's. It's okay. If you're does this very normal. Well. It's good to know. It's good because I have fourteen in the house. Now as I said eleven typically, and they all do the like the craziest things and they're so fun. They really are. I don't like the way. Sometimes, they tear things up you know, but you gotta give them scratching posts. They add so much to your life, but to really need to have a scratching post if you have because they haven't, they have a need, let's talk about that and no pun intended, they have a need to need right to need. And that goes with and also keeping their their their little their nails filed right? Because they're not out in the wild where they can do it on a tree or something. Is that right? That's right. Absolutely and to to talk about that I really quickly. It's extra important to start getting your cat used to nail trims as soon as you can. So whether you're adopting a kitten or an adult cat. Soothing calm experience. Make sure they're treats involved. Make sure that you're not feeling stress. Your your cat will feel that too, but it's important to clip their nails for cities. They're not getting that exposure to the scratching now scratching posts are wonderful. Some cats love them. Some cats pretend they don't exist They're all different things that you can do there. But this is again super normal behavior scratching and meeting. Kinda getting onto the site of meeting the K. and e D. I, n. g. like eating dough Some people call it making biscuits. I tend to do that because I think it's cute. Cute. I thought we say. But it does actually this behavior is something that hearkens back to your kittens, earliest days of nursing because when you're kidding with nursing when when a kitten is nursing, they put their paws on their mommas gland and I do that. Make that motion in that? Yeah. Like built pump, it encourages better milk production. So. When your kid does this built, she's either content or just get really happy relaxed or the on the other side of things cause cancer mysterious creatures. It could be on the other side of that. It could be a way to alleviate stress. In that habit can calm down. So if your cat needs on, you are on a blanket, it's it's a compliment. For sure. Well, and then another compliment is when they flip over and let you when they expose their belly, that means that they really trust you. Right. Yes, they do I'll, and although it's really important to know which that's not always an invitation to pet their belly. But yes, exposing me is a way to say trust you But yeah, some cats if you do then to. Our cooling. Yeah. Absolutely. Touch my stomach, but some cats watch out because if you do even gently pets, they'll do I called the bear trap. You with all your calls and their teeth. Well. We've got lots more to talk about That's for sure like why cats like sitting in boxes so much or why do they p outside or go to the bathroom outside of the box, everyone stay tuned more coming up. We're going to answer those questions with more Davies. She's the vice president for marketing and communications at the SPCA stay tuned. Everyone more coming up with more Davies. Stray. Cats. God love. Stay. Right. With. Matteo and the. Look. Bad. Welcome back everyone you're listening to one life radio. This is Bernadette to with Rinaldo Davis and more Davies continuing with us. She is the vice president for marketing and communications at the SPCA of North Texas or I should say of, Texas, it's SPCA DOT org on Instagram at SPCA. Texas or facebook at Spca of Texas page. Always great to have you on the show. We're talking about strange behavior explained. Okay. So I think this is one of. Of the biggest ones that people WANNA know why? Why sometimes is there a value to use the litterbox properly, what is going on more? Yes. Well, this is a really big one and it's very important because if your cat is going to the bathroom outside the box, it could indicate a a a medical problem that if left untreated can be quite serious. So it's known as inappropriate elimination and it's very common situation happens for cats. it's important to get to the underlying causes and sometimes it is behavioral, but the medical issues you wanNA tend to first. So those medical issues can include bladder infection, urinary tract infections like cystitis, bladder, stone, re throw obstruction. can also be caused by, Colitis, or constipation or ANAL SAC disease They can also be having pain or discomfort because of arthritis or other side effects, nerves, and muscles, and joints. So there, it could be other things too, and sometimes cats are going just a little bit out of the box. Sometimes, they're straining to go to the bathroom anything. That's not just a normal kitty goes in the bucks kidding to the bathroom covers and leaves is something that the first thing you want to do is call your veterinarian, get your out ugly because you wanNA, exclude any medical situation I. Yeah. You do because you don't want them to suffer and you WANNA get rid of. of IT quickly, because cat pay as anyone knows ever experienced, it is quite strong and very difficult to get rid of that odor my top pick for that is something very cheap and effective, and that's just plain good. Old Straight, white vinegar for any really actually any kind of pet stain or odor or vomit, whatever it may be. It works really well cheap and it doesn't take the color out of your carpet or your linens or whatever it is that they've. Eliminated on thrown up on But yeah, I, mean do do you use white? Vinegar. I have in times past right. Now, knock on wood My my cat opal is the she's all systems go. She's great. But how good I mean it I did use vinegar and a big load of wash my my my little Guy Hemingway who passed away several months ago, eighteen him going to the bathroom on my comforter, which he never would do. That was the big Helmi. Very, wrong going on medically. So I got home saw he'd gone outside the box, pick up the phone called my veterinarian immediately They said, it's okay. It's not an emergency, but we'll see him in the morning turns out. He was diabetic He. We were able to get him on the appropriate medication, and he even got him on the right kind of food, the right kind of regimen and About a year later he went into remission. So. You notice something I mean. If I had just let that go, he would have suffered and died. So then report thing but good quality. Important. Ya. Know it's so. So, important. A good quality food. You know he made me think of my dog Ruby who she's diabetic, but I've never had to put her on insulin again. You know that's actually when I started to look for a really good quality pet food, which is Casteran, which is what I use because it's grain free and a lot of things that can exacerbate diabetes or prediabetes on both you know both in humans and. Animals, we're all mammals right, and so diet is so important and everyone out there Please listen to that because That's a good place to start. If you've got an animal that because insulin insulin's very expensive and it's hard on the on the animal's organs and just on their life. So you always check their diet version check with the veterinarian like You always recommend right more. So. Important to work with your veterinarian if you see anything a mess. Absolutely, and if you're if you're better gonNA gives your cat a clean bill of health and says, okay, done a full checkup. Everything's fine. Then you're moving onto behavioral causes like stress or anxiety could be you know have you added a pet has a pet passed away? Recently changed the health moving birth of a child dominant visitors or every other box itself like the litter that you're using, did you switch litters? Did you change the location? You don't have enough boxes for the number of cats you have Are you that frequently enough all that can can. A veterinarian can actually help you kind of go down that checklist behaviorally, what else you can do to help your cat, but it's not misbehaving I. Really just want to emphasize that this is your cat must being bad. When they go outside the box they're either trying to avoid pain or something. Yeah, it's communications. Think about it. I mean. They can't speak and say, Hey, I don't like how how things have been so crazy around the house lately or I don't like this new cat or this new dog or you know I don't like this new cat litter as guy smells like chemicals can't we go back to the natural stuff or whatever, or maybe there's so many. Many things to consider and speaking of the cat litter, I. think that's really important too. If you've got a cat that's getting sick all the time. Think about it. It's just like if you're exposed to a lot of chemicals, you're using cat litter that It just has a lot of chemicals in. It cannot be good for your cat, it really can't don't you agree. I. Think that? Yeah. Certain cats are GONNA have sensitivities and it's so important to really Taylor what the the literature that is the best for your cat and those are all excellent things to consider absolutely. But then once you get on it, keep consistency. That's key. Yeah. Yeah they do they love. Well, we all we all thrive in consistency. You know with a little bit of money here and there, but I mean. Like I, said you know they're mammals were mammals were not that much different at the end of the day. Really In some ways and a lot of ways we are Yeah, which is a good thing. I wouldn't want to be carrying around big heavy for code all day long but but you know there's a lot of things that they do. So with their ears to you know cats do a lot of strange things with their ears. What's the explanation behind that Mora? Yes, well, sometimes, cats can twitch their ears back and forth. Sometimes. They'll put him back or do they go slowly back. So the the cap years, it's there one way that can expressing or agitation. So if their ears are just kind of slightly pointed up, it means they're alert and listening, but if you're pins his or her ears back. That's a big message of I. Don't like it. It stressing me out at. This is not good. capital. Little bit harder to read in terms of body language. The dog think many people find. But. So. For example, a cat wagging telling account. Of course, doesn't mean the cat's happy the cats either Agitated or focused on something depending on the speed and where the tail twitching. So can't body language is a whole other complicated topic. But yeah, you're captains. There's back. He's. A bit. But if they're just you know could be just alert. Well, and that's a great way to something that I didn't really think about It makes perfect sense why? When you lay something down there looking for attention, I mean I can take a blank piece of paper, put it anywhere in my house and I swear one of my cats we'll go sit on top of it no matter where it is to the point like especially my kitchen where I work it drives me absolutely batty I. Can't put anything down on the counter without dean getting up on top of their, but dean is very needy to he likes a lot of attention. He's A. Russian. Blue I. WE found that we rescued them from a barn. Somebody had them out in the country somewhere. But anyway, he's a wonderful cat and he's beautiful. But no matter what it is. That's the kitchen. Like even something as simple as a piece of paper, he will lay on top of it. That's really interesting thing. You know some cast like the smooth that cats and of course, the big thing is just like we talked about earlier that scent marking. Depends on how they're doing it. But yeah, a lot of capital will focus on. Your laptop or clothes or oh, my gosh. Yeah. Especially like suitcases if you're packing audible hop in Yep. So that's a look at me. I need attention. I know. Well, being he. We call him Dean Dean. The dancing machine and he is, he's he's beautiful and he's other beautiful, but he especially is very needy, but I don't care what it is and he's on top of it If I'm anywhere around, of course, I have fourteen and the house right now three are visiting but and so but I have a bigger house. It's not so crazy people thinking, oh my gosh. I've had people judge me. You know like, how can you have so many animals in your house? Well, you know what I I'm very organized and. And I, keep it really clean and I love them. They add life to my home. They add so much life and it gives me a purpose. You know I've always been this way since I was a small child and it's just who I am and you're the same way. A lot of people out there listening are the same way we love our animals. We love all animals and I think it's I. Think it's something very beautiful if you can tap into that, even if it's just one cat, one dog I think it's the greatest love you'll ever have quite truthfully. So. Many ways. I agree, completely. Well. Anything else. You want us to know about cats before we go to break more about strange behaviors that we need to know about any, any that we missed. Gosh. There's so much. There's so many cool things that cats do. The only thing is I don't know if you know anyone out there, get the. Start yelling away at night Cats are nocturnal really and their instincts are to hunt so. Start getting an overnight, you try feeding before you go to bed to develop the. Curb the to hunt or leave puzzles out toys. But if you really concerned about it, that's another thing with your veterinary about because it's probably agree GIS and your cats just yelling and yelling that could signal something to. So that'd be the only thing that is. Another one could be a tech, all of that. But thanks. So thank you so much. This is this is a really fun day to talk about all this cold. It has and it's national Monday. That includes cats too right. Because there's lots. Well, I think most cats are I. And they're great. They're so fantastic and so were you more. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend. have a safe weekend and we'll talk next week. Thank you you too. All right. Everyone, we've got a fantastic show continuing on mark Stevens is coming up. He is an Australian health retreat owner and the author of think slim think and the creator of an APP. Called mine-free APP, the benefits meditation, and self, hypnosis I'm so excited he's coming up right after the break stay tuned everyone you're listening to one live radio Time. Bob. Welcome back to one live radio. Everyone. This is Bernadette with Rinaldo Davis and our special guest today Marc Stevens He is an Australian health retreat owner. The author of things slam think quick and creator of mind free APP He was trained by traditional Japanese. Masters to Benton monks and Chinese Thai Chee. Teachers Mark Stevens is a meditation expert hypnotherapist and Taichi instructor with forty years of experience. His writings have appeared in my politics and up journey. Journey and on line and print media in nineteen, ninety mark was diagnosed with stage lymphoma and given a possible six months to live using eastern healing methods such as Tai, Chi, meditation, and hypnotherapy combined with Western medicine mark overcame the illness and thirty years. Later, as a clean bill of health, you can find him at his website, mind free APP dot com, such a pleasure and an honor to have you on the show mark. How're you doing today? I'm really happy to be here and still be alive. Thank you very much, Bernadette and Rene Alda You're welcome and you're calling us from Australia. So what time is it in Australia? It's just on three thirty am here in Australia which I think soon might become the fifty first state of America the United States Austrailia. I love it. I. Love It. I, think your little punchy from getting up. So early or do you usually get up this early being? You know the The the Tibetan master that you are, you know this, your own teacher of Meditation and South have noticed. So do you typically get up really really early usually around five I am I get up on my daily routine of Yoga and she go and Taichi and meditation and a walk into Straits, and and all that sort of things. The daily ritual with happens every morning. Well, you know I. I, i. a lot of men do that I think a lot of men get up earlier than women to just seize the day while he may kind of you know I don't know what the particular reason is. Maybe because a lot of women you know deal with babies throughout the night or what have you, but it just kinda different everybody has their. Their Union, they're Yang Right. and men and women are very different. But we all can benefit from meditation and and so that's what we're talking about today, the benefits of Meditation and Self Hypnosis I've never I've never really looked into south hypnosis I. Don't know a lot about it's on, very excited to hear what you have to say. So can you tell us how you? You first became interested in eastern philosophy. Sure. It was around fifty years ago. I was eight years old and I had chronic asthma I was rushed in and out of the local hospital, a number of times almost dying and the hospital rennick course. 'cause he's all that breathing Iran ran a course on yoga breathing and meditation. This was the light sixty. So it was popular as it's become popular. Popular Regaining Reviews Yoga and meditation. He was popular then. So I started getting into that then and it became a daily practice injuring McCain's I was just naturally drawn towards to Jitsu and Taichi and meditation, and I did every course I could every workshop I code? I got every book I could on different types of meditation and found teachers to study under from different countries in different disciplines. I'm still practicing and learning today the US on. Yeah time flies. Doesn't it? Really. Does awesome. But I'm turning back the hands. Of Tom, feel younger every day and I think it's partly due to want healthy diet movement and also mindset the over the yoga breathing the breathing and meditation. I absolutely agree you know I. You know this doing what you do. You Know Movement your body moving your body and keeping your body strong really does infuse it with with life. It infuses it with strength both physically and mentally, and just makes your your life better. It improves your life by saying strong and and you know that anybody. Yeah. Go. Ahead. Incident incidental move, just getting up the stretching going for walks. It's anti aging, and that's been proven scientifically out of NASA Studies. They did on returning astronauts talk to John John. Veronica's was the in charge of the natural health science department and she worked at if you sit the more than thirty minutes at a time, your body agents. So if you stand a mood, it's anti-aging. And it's little incidental things like you said. So I have a bird feeder on my property that I that I have a lot of birds to have like I. Think I have a hundred white wing dove come from all over the neighborhood that comment feed off the planter and many other. Blue Jays and cardinals. I thought Hummingbird last week, all these beautiful birds. But what I'm getting at is so I have to fill the the the container, a lot the perch. The, and I have to get up on a ladder and I have to carry the bird seed and it's heavy. But all these incidental movements as I stay busy on my property have really helped to keep me younger than I think My Age would reflect because of the constant movement and and lifting and things like that, right? Exactly, we've just got to keep moving. When we see it, you got to less and move more. That's the real key I think to feeling in a jaws feeling stronger. You know keeping your balance too easy to get stuck in a chair. We've gotTA get a move. Well, you know you've studied yoga meditation. Hype No. hypnotherapy and so much more. So if you could only choose one of those, which practice do you feel is the most beneficial for overall wellbeing or is there just one? Knows the so hypnotherapy. Is the specific challenges whereas, Yoga? Meditation Taichi their a daily practice. So if you can practice the me personally, it's touchy because. He's a moving meditation. It's it's been described isn't moving yoga. So you bleeding deeply moving slowly, but also every movement has a Masha llah application. So it's like Kinda on Valium or on sleep medication. So I'm doing slow motion, martial arts, wild practicing meditation, which slow movement and they breed him. So late that I think doing. Every morning for forty years and it's a ritual, it's really just the night to practice that every doug. I Love Thai Tea I never practiced it regularly, but I had a very good friend an older woman, a Chinese woman who practice Taichi every day, and that's where I was first introduced to it She just recently passed away in fact which makes me really sad but but she did live a long rich life she did But but so I'm so fascinated by this. So are all of these practices on your APP? The free mind APP, our mind free, I should say my free I just wish. It. Exactly the mind for YEP. So since the early nineties playing recording. Video Recording and audio recording meditation, touching breathing exercises, hypnosis sessions for a variety of challenge from white lost to smoking phobias to self esteem to sleep stress. And so yeah, we've got more than four hundred physicians on the mind free APP and touch part of that. I can't wait to download it and and find out about all this stuff, and so it was the APP free. What is the cost of the APP I'm curious. Will Dollars Ninety nine a month? You can try it free for seven, hundred, ten. Okay. There are some precessions sessions in there that you can get me, but yeah, people go to mind free. APP. Dot Com I can check out all the information safe. It's worthwhile and is we get amazing results we had one fellow who's four hundred, forty pounds we've had people that hadn't flipped the sleeping by people with. Anxiety and stress and PTSD coming back, tying my post, traumatic stress disorder gone I sleep like a baby, my white. You know finally I realized because it was all in my head. It's all mindset. There's a combination I. I like to combine the meditation hypnosis to get the best result. Well. Let's talk about hypnotherapy. I'm fascinated as I said I. don't know a lot about it I probably have a little bit of a fear of being hypnotized. I can think of like old television shows or movies where you know people are hypnotized and it's really freaky and you know those kind of things are coming to mind but. Let's hear what you have to say, tell us explain to our listeners, what hypnotherapy is and how it can benefit US. So greatly, chivalry e earn Lee. We could be hypnotized to sing like Elvis that would be fantastic and that's where a lot of people have a misconception I see stayed shows or they see it in the movies and Man Yeah, one pot of what he knows. His can do more for entertainment. We clinically therapy. What we're doing is we're hoping person gets focused into a relaxed state of focus to win. That's what happens to the Brian the brain actually. It blocks everything else out. So if the person has anxiety or stress, you can help them block APP. Chris during hypnosis and help them reset the mind they go in and out of a hypnotic State fifteen to twenty times a dying naturally like when reading a good book or your daydream window, you draw from the and you get to be you got had get he your unconscious mind was driving while you would die draining. So with noses, we harness the power like citation and help A. A person focused then through things like positive suggestions. So it was four thousand a going ancient Egyptians late pimples people walking with a problem and they hypnotise die would look at them and say you well, you well over and over again, the person would walk out and got. I, feel fantastic. It's like if somebody so many people are walking around already stuck in a train to all. The good NAM, it's too hot. I'll probably file always be fat. I can't stop smoking I'm a Chocoholic and in that trend, which becomes like prison. So he knows has helps unlock the prison, Dole so that you can tell yourself I am strong. I. Am I do it? It's possible. It's possible. It's possible. I have an abundance of energy and then also we honest visualize. Asian. So it's similar to Tyson, but it's different to HAMAS meditation on a number of years back. I with the former world number one tennis player who hadn't taken. He was on the tile in the East Kore-, and we got into visualize perfect serves because it was the weakest part of these gyn improved his serve almost not by ten percent train back in raw. Well, Roger was number one of the world and he was number seventy eight in the world and he'd be, wow, I'm tracy six four. So you know from sports brought through to kids with his things already. But if a child has pissed anxiety in high school university and then what if I? If I get the answers and putting themselves in that Trans going you know providing my studied? I've got this, I can do it all member easily and effortlessly. So we're suggesting the unconscious mind to be stronger more focused more powerful. Happy A-. And and I've I've. A lot on depression and the joy for me. That's the thing results that people overcome challenges or body. Niles like being biting the Nelson Young Child. You know was just in a number of different techniques like camp in anymore, and they've by doing it for thirty or forty, fifty east, and it can happen quite quickly. Wow. Well, you know what? I can't wait to continue on. We're going to go for station identification everyone out there. I encourage you to stay tuned to so that you can harness the power of relaxation I. WE'RE GONNA continue speaking with mark? Stevens. I'm I've got a Lotta great questions for you and I can't wait to hear your answer. So everyone stay tuned. You're listening to one life radio. Bid. And? Bob. Greatness. The. Back to one live radio, everyone. This is Bernadette and I've got to Rinaldo Davis on the controls and Mark Stevens on the line with us, he's calling from Australia it's about four o'clock in the morning there. Now, mark is an Australian health re retreat owner and the author of think slim think quit and creator of the mind free. APP. He was trained by traditional Japanese masters Tibetan monks and Chinese Tai. Chi Teachers. Mark Stevens is a media excuse not mediation, but a meditation expert. Expert at the therapist and Taichi instructor with over forty years of experience and I cannot wait to continue this We've got just a couple of minutes here and I don't want to I. Don't WanNa waste a second of it. So mark, you know I totally forgot that you were going to take us through meditation here, live on the air today. So why don't we do that first and then I'll ask my questions the rest of them after does that sound like a good plan? Sounds like a gripe plan a debt, and I can't do mediation as well as meditation if. I've been in too many lawsuits in my life. I don't know where that came about I. Appreciate Your. If I had a dollar every time I've accidentally taught to mediation. For just a YEP. I'd be a rich person. Let me tell you I. I'm rich. Oh my gosh. Well, you know when you tell the truth, media mediation is pretty easy. So that's one thing you need to remember. Always tell the truth. Like Ben Franklin and Jordan. Peterson say. So maybe of the mind between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. I love that I love that. Okay. So take me to a place I've never been before mark. I'm just going to close my eyes and let you do your thing. Short now for anybody driving or doing something you know running as physically active, we want you to keep your eyes open. Very, important? Polo. He'll kick. No. so meditation, we can keep our eyes open or closed. But if you're sitting time line back or sitting down, you can close your eyes otherwise keep your eyes open. All I want you to do is Scott by focusing on your breathing. And allow you breathing to fall in and all out of your body naturally put all your win. On Your Mighty. You'll notice stands around the around you or the sound of my voice. Focus on your breathing deal abdomen the chest rise and all. They. And every brand. And you can become more and more lax with your shoulders. Relax. Like your Joel Relax. Let your. pimples relax. Entire back. Relax as you simply breathe in. And breathe out more and more or less. And now what we do as you breathe in think, that's thought they. As you breathe out, think that the war. blowy bleeding the. Believing out. Rowley. And as you breathe in and they are. They. Allow your body field. As, you believing. And to release any pension as you believe, that might even like to A. For. Think about a beautiful, calm lie. Christy. Even glasses. So it's very smooth. Smooth Ocean. With. No window. And it's reflecting everything around blue sky. Fluffy White Clouds fifteen by. And Steal. Your. Slowing, Dan we're breathing becomes slow on. And so on and more and more. relaxed. As you feel very calm breathing. Breathing. And that's about a one minute meditation bone a bit. eyemouth asleep. Type. Long. Yeah. It doesn't take long to switch off a lot of people think for meditation too hot or touch as to hot. It takes too long to learn. But even yoga, if you do a few yoga exercise like three or four exercises, and there are so many people online, you can find things or do a couple of minutes or a minute or two or three of Celtic, nosy. so meditation you'll getting. And, what I like to do and my watch, the master of these turning everyday activities into meditation. So she's peeling an apple becomes meditation. eighteen. Yeah. It becomes mindful eating walking drinking a glass of water if you've ever seen a Japanese place. It's so admitted they so focused you know trends of that meditation, so you can actually turn everything. into meditation. I absolutely agree and I think I I learned that from not Han in the book piece in every step and it talked about even something like doing the dishes. You know which I've been doing the dishes for many many years. I. Love doing the dishes I. I started as a child with my dad doing at the sink when I was pulled up next to it with A. A chair, but I've always loved you you. You get the movement of the water. So as you say, there's so many things that you can turn into a meditation but you know a lot of people that have never meditated before or in my case that have never been hypnotized before. Can this? APP. Work for them I believe that it can based on just you know audio is so powerful. Think that visual is so powerful audio is more powerful in my opinion. He's the thing, the Audio Guide jewell mine to relax. You're listening to politics suggestion. So if the person has roy's closed whether on doing it face to face one on one therapy whether on doing a group session with fifty, one, hundred or five, hundred people live for whether I've got people listening to a phone call for listening on the radio like these. You can get hypnotized, you can do meditation. So listening to an APP is exactly the same doing hypnosis on ongoing to suggest to the person to close their eyes and listen. To what their unconscious mind relax the body, relax listen. So the sign with the act with them on free APP, and that's why I created the combination of meditation noses techniques. Almost like. This for I stopped with meditations and then bringing therapy. By. Mike's different people I'm in the room with a person. So, many people come back with the APP the mine site. It's like a gut feeling the room we. Talking me off to sleep at night, helping switch off my mind, the spreading tree I am when I wake up worried about things. Helping me keep on track with built eighteen choices. Well and right now more than ever, we need it this covert nineteen, worldwide crisis and so I can't wait I'm so excited seriously and I'm I'm going to start using it. I'm going to download it on my phone. Right after the show I'm GONNA, use it tonight, actually It's mine free APP, Dot Com, you guys out there listening Mark Stevens is on the line with us if you're just now jumping in. In. Your car. At the end of the show, you can always listened to the podcast on the on the on the website when life radio dot com after a, we download it late around today. But it's been such a pleasure to have you on the show mark and I. Hope you'll come back. So I can report on my findings. I think you know this is something and I appreciate you. You know all the work that you've done and jumping on the air with us today and providing us with an outlet or an apathy will to make our lives better. Especially right now during this, as I said this this worldwide crisis that we've all been telling this. Bernadette, we all need to stretch. We all need to be able to switch off and that one mission they hopefully switch off the. Field Com, feel happy off and increase their energy. They probably advantages that I feel good and it's great to be on the show with you guys love to come. Come back and chat about sleep or. linked. To peaky shoes and and I'll be coming from the United States of Australia. Yeah, I, love it. On my Gosh, thank you so much. Really been a pleasure mark. Thank you so much. Everyone I. Encourage you. I'm GonNa, do as mine free, APP DOT Com. We could all use a little help right now gonNA. Go kick the field goal here. So i. don't Miss This. The pros everyone have a fantastic weekend. You get one body, you get one mind and you get one life get out there and make the most of it.

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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from frame bridge. They make custom framing easy and affordable frame year. Art in photos at frame bridge dot com or visit their new stores located on fourteenth street and Bethesda row. Get fifteen percent off your first frame bridge order with code NPR, live from NPR news. In washington. I'm Jack Speer automakers have appealed to the White House, and California asking them to work together and come up with a single set of standards for vehicle, emissions, the White House plans on rolling back rules, limiting greenhouse gas, emissions, while California is committed to maintaining stricter standards and bears Camilo, Domino's ski reports seventeen automakers signed letters sent to the Trump administration and to California's governor they say that they support policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have increasingly strict requirements for fuel efficiency, but maybe not as strict as California would like to see. 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Now, the Federal Communications Commission is giving the go-ahead for phone companies to block on wanted calls without requiring customers to opt in silicone companies aren't required to do it and could cart charge customers for providing the service, just like they do now for caller ID and other features often viewed as a hedge against uncertainty gold seems to be glittering a bit brighter these days, the precious metals up five percents. Since may even as markets around the world have moved a radically, the concerns about mounting trade. Tensions prices for gold have been cycling in a narrow range, though, between fourteen hundred dollars an ounce for the past six years. On Wall Street today, the Dow is up one hundred and eighty one points, the NASDAQ rose forty points. This is NPR. The NBA is banning and finding a Golden State Warriors investor. That's after the man shoved and cursed at a player for the Frano. 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"The interruption, but I'm Mike wilpon Kornheiser's resting is dusty bones today. So you know what that means filling pride? Phebe. Party time, addition of Philly, any hope it doesn't mess up my half. That's, that's something that usually comes out of that. I messed up my hair here very often. Well, Gordon is clearly couldn't care less about you. So I'm pleased to be joined by our great friend from the Atlantic. Frank guy stole. Exactly why you're in a studio and not here in California. Nonetheless. Let's start with the NBA finals Frank, as you know, we're just hours away from game four tipping off with the warriors desperately needing a win to that end. They will have Klay Thompson after game three absence. But will not have Kevin Durant, who's gonna miss his ninth straight game. Let's not slow roll with the small of Frank. Let's get right to it. Who's gonna win tonight's game. And is the winner a walk to take the series? Well first of all the warriors have to win this game. And I think they will when you think about the championship medal of this team go back to that game six that they won in they won big games before when they needed to Michael, you know, you'll be in that arena tonight with Klay Thompson back. It's not just about offense. It's going to be about the defensive end of the cork that's where they got completely exploited the other night, they scored one hundred nine points. They score one hundred nine points in game two in one the game to me, it's going to be about defense, Klay Thompson can guard his man on one end of the court. I think the warriors will find a way to win this game. And make game five import Frank. I agree with everything you said just now, and then, of course, is the micro level of this and getting right back to Klay Thompson, and its presence defensively, which, you know, more people pay attention offense, they concentrate as much on on clay, and how good defender is. And you're right about that. But I'm gonna go big picture a little bit. And I was talking to a friend of both of ours. Eddie Johnson who played about what eighteen years in the NBA? And I've known him since our days as teenagers in Chicago were of him, and he was saying last night, that at some point teams are just so battered and can be a reason why nobody has done this fourth championship in five year thing. And the reason has nothing to do with Golden State's incredible skill or will. But just the physical punishment the, the toll it exacts on you over a period of years with all playoff games on top of the regular season games. And he was saying, I just wonder now, if they are so beaten down that it's difficult to. Winner. Toronto looks fresh and alive and determined as well. And you know, if Frank that, that affects the way, I think about this, with a guy like Eddie Johnson thinking that deeply about knowing the physical toll it exacts Michael, I thought all year long that Toronto could get to the finals. I never believed they really could win until game. I understand Klay. Thompson didn't play Kevin Durant and play. But just the confidence of that team, there's now belief I believe among. With Danny green collar go eleven of nineteen on threes. Markelle soul scored seventeen points. Look at the way, Fred vanfleet is playing Sergio Baca look like the surgery Baca from Oklahoma City blocks. Finally looked like they actually believe that they could win this, don't you agree Frank? You've been in that locker room. They do believe it and they know defensively looked Steph curry goes for forty seven doesn't mean they are playing good defense. He went for forty seven and go to stay still lost that game. So yes, is gonna have to be a little different tonight. Also having to guard Klay Thompson, but they do believe it. And I think the winner tonight, probably does win this series not. Absolutely. But there's certainly an advantage to Toronto already has remember right now thirty days since Kevin Durant got injured. He's been out thirty days. It's amazing. All right. Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens has apologized for shoving Toronto's kala, Larry from his expensive courtside seat in game three. This comes the day after the NBA suspended Stevens from tending any league activities that includes games for one year and fined him five hundred thousand dollars. Michael many have suggested that the punishment was not severe enough. The you agree. Well Frank, there's gonna be more punishment. I think yes, and there's the legislated punishment. He's sort of on the record punishment. And there was really going to happen and just sort of being here in the bay area, specifically in San Francisco, and Oakland last night, and listening to people in this community, some in media, and more importantly, actually, some in business. There are enough billionaires here to take his place, a hundred times over and probably fifty of them put calls in to people, they already know who are investors or owners of the warriors last night, and today, so I could very much. See this is a story line here already people believing that the, the other owners will simply force him out. And so you got to sell we're not gonna have this, not in this community where that sort of thing is just not tolerated. So I think there's going to be a far greater punishment alternately. It's funny to Michael. They force him to sell his shares. He's gonna make. A fortune on the deal. But here it is the public and barris -ment of it, though. Now, everyone knows who Mark Stevens is for all the wrong reasons, and we know all about the way fans are supposed to conduct themselves at games, and there's been a lot of conversations about that this year. Once it came out that this guy is a minority owner in the team into behave that way heat of the moment reaction you cannot be putting your hand on any layer. I, I think the punishment if he ends up not selling his shares. I think it's fair. I think one year five hundred thousand dollars you wanna get into how much money he makes, it's like pocket change them. I understand all that. But you combine that a year suspension, the fine plus Jesse embarrassment. Nobody knew this guy was before. He did this now. Everyone knows these guy that push collar, that's got to be something as well. There's plenty of embarrassment here Frank there already is you read about that. I thought two years, I suggested yesterday, I was still two years just the humanity of not being able to get into that new building absorb it, and perhaps, strike other deals, and make more. Money, Tony suggests yesterday route the bat that he would be forced perhaps, who sell his shares. Again, that's force now seems not with the other owners, they said too, about going into the new building. He's the kind of owner that loves that he wants lowered sides. He wants to harass the players you can do that. Just can't make it a lot of other cities, this might people might let it slide in San Francisco, and greater the greater bay area community, especially on that stage in the NBA. That's right. Particularly bigger the other twenty eight teams in the NBA are preparing to spring into action on the draft trade and free agency fronts, which leads me to the Brooklyn. Nets yesterday, trading Allan crab is eighteen and a half million dollars salary and two first round draft picks with Lanta all clear cap space assign a free agent or two including zoom ably kyri Irving, Frank. This is pretty ambitious stuff. Do you expect? The nets will be full. Fill their ambitions, Sean marks general manager is a pretty smart guy showing marks doing all this without knowing that he might be getting one of these guys, I have to believe that he knows something. Then that's the way that all this time to finally have a first round pick of their own and other early trading away something's up and I'll tell you this, Michael, I love to towns over from Kyrie Irving and the last week. I've had more people come up to me, and tell me I saw Kyrie Irving. I there's more career having citing his. And people are convinced that he's come into the Brooklyn s remember this though, Lakers have money, clippers have money the nets have money to get to. And when the Knicks traded Chris presents ended that believing they can get to. Maybe those two will be Kevin Durant, and Kemba Walker. But from all indications that looks like Kyrie Irving is going to the Brooklyn nets. Well from coast to coast, you there whereas right, under your nose, apparently, and all the way out here. I mean, that's what we're hearing. That's what current players. Former players executives, you know, agents, everybody's talking about, is, you know, I would just say this we're talking about the nets fulfilling their ambitious and shuts on marks, I really think seems to have a handle on what is he's trying to do, but I must say this. They have another guy with kyri who's going to be a leader. Okay. And that's an important thing. I don't think Irving can be the number one player can't be one. It can be one be if you will is proven that and there's nothing about what he's done. This time. In the NBA where he can be seen as a leader. And he wasn't in college basketball long enough about eleven games to choose to leave at any level that matters. So there's got to be another guy the Brooklyn nets feel. They have on the hook in order to fulfill. These ambitions of my well, they're gonna shoot for the stars. The Kevin Durant, or Kaleida. Join Kyrie Irving. Maybe it'll be somebody like device, but follow the bouncing ball, Michael Cairo Irving ended up in Boston, because the Celtics acquired all those assets from the Paul Pierce, Kevin, Garnett trade with the Brinkley, those use some of those assets, I right now, you may end up with the nets unbelievable circle for amazing how it all works out. All right. All of Boston led by Bruins head coach Bruce, Cassidy is screaming foul today. Following the Saint Louis blues to one winning game five, the decisive goal came seconds after the blues Tyler Bosak trip. Noel, Chari who hit his head on the ice and was taken out of the play. Michael the NHL refused to comment on what it says a judgment call while Cassidy call the fish. Sheeting in the playoffs. Quote a black guy for the leak. Michael the Bruins have legitimate gripe here. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I mean, a lot of time I was watching this last night, and it seemed like action had partially stopped. Yeah. Because people were expecting whistle. Maybe it's so loud. We couldn't hear was. There's gotta be a whistle on that play. And it's got to be a tripping penalty period. The NHL can put his head in the sand stupidly and rather cowardly, if it wants to this is where I at least applaud the NBA people say, wait a minute. You know you're calling your refs out. You're calling out something that everyone can see with a television or a cell phone. They had hose in that situation Frank and it seems like it should have been one, one. We'd have been going overtime. What you're sorta what I expected after the one nothing lead. Yes, the Bruins have reason to be upset. I love the reaction by Cam nealy. The Bruins present he takes the water bottle town feely all the time. And you know what they're upset about is after game three Craig ruby of. The Saint Louis blues their head coach complained about how many were called in that they asked him last night, about the officials, he said, I'm not here to judge the official, which is exactly what he has three so they cut huge break that play when you watch the way that he fell. That's a penalty and the referee is stranding right there, right Adam, and I'll tell you what. I don't think it's a black guy for the NHL just that call particular. But if that had happened in a game seven because the Bruins Silva chance go on the road a road game and you force game seven back in your building. But how do you miss a call like that? It's right. And everybody they've been missing calls or getting them wrong. The whole playoffs. I mean, this is the black is is on the officiating period, and the NHL just by saying, we're not gonna do. We're not going to sit in judgment of our own people publicly. They ought to, and they ought to get whatever's coming to the NHL in terms of public ridicule is fair and just given what's happened over the course of the Stanley Cup. And by the way Charis in concussion protocol. All he might not easy available. Now, let's take a break coming up should the eagles waited before giving Carson Wentz a hundred and seven million dollars in guarantees, and what should the Braves expect out of half a season of Dallas? Finally signed with the long time a lot of time to took a while for kimbrel. It'd be knowledge. Philly games today. Franken busy news. We have more headlines starting with the Philadelphia Eagles, who locked up their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz with a four year extension worth one hundred and eight million bucks, guaranteed now, winces twenty three and seventeen is a starter but was zero playoff appearances and eight games missed over the last two seasons. The eagles gave him Russell Wilson money anyway. So Franken you sure this is the right decision Phillies making. I think you had to do that once. You let Nick foles go to Jacksonville. Of course you're going to sign Carson Wentz. He's only twenty six my favorite status since they've drafted him. They have one four playoff games sight, easy to win four playoff games. And that includes a Super Bowl he didn't start any of those games. So they're, they're basically paying him for what they hope he can do it, if he can match Nick foles did than it's obviously worth it. We'll see. I don't think it's the right decision. That's a -sarily because Nick quarterback. I mean, I'm go back. I'm gonna go back to before he left for Jacksonville. If you're the. Philadelphia Eagles, and you've got a guy who has had this level of success in the plan that we thought foles gonna have another game in there. We thought he was then why do you necessarily have to put all your eggs in the Carson Wentz basket? I understand potential. But all this is doing is basically, Pat yourself on the back and say, we're going to go with this guy who we have propped up and put up an installed as our as our king our leaders are franchise quarterback win another guy gut Philias Super Bowl. I don't know. This is the right decision Frank. He was a high pick your traded up to get him. He's twenty seventeen as a star. He's twenty six years old. And before he got hurt the first time they had the best record in football, so old not thirty five. We're not talking about washed up do when you draft someone that high. He's proven. The only thing that hasn't proven is in the postseason because he's been hurt. I have to make that investment serve it anything yet and foles did. So I you know, I never really anyway games over five hundred as star RAFI on the Dow. Straight-sets win in the French Open semi's, improved his record against Roger Federer to six NO at Roland Garros overall. Dow leads series twenty four fifteen yet afterwards. The Spagna was very magnanimous when he called better get ready for this Michael the greatest player in history, his it. All right. You know, we're frankly I wrestle with this one, because there are a lot of indicators out there that say, yeah, Federer's the best player in history. But then he's Owen six and at the French Open against the doll. I mean, his peer has the whole run, and he's and the dollars fourteen and two on clay against Federer. I mean, I don't know what to say about this. I don't know if I wanna go all the way back to rod labor because I think that's the only person I feel truly comfortable putting in the category with Federer. I'm not gonna say the dog because he hasn't mastered, all the surfaces, although doll federal hasn't mastered clay comes to the Dow, so I still struggle with this. What about you? Well, here's my thing federal has won once at the French Open, and he didn't have to be RAFI on the Dow to one on federal home turf ace, which is Wimbledon playing on the grass, he's one there twice any beat Roger there now Roger has got more majors. He has twenty majors Raphael has seventeen by the way your. Vich has filled. So they're all right hard. That's, that's the hard thing. The doll has dominated the series when they've played on clay any beat him at Wimbledon. That's what makes it tough any s twenty. I'll tell you what. It's a small group to me talking about Federer. And again, Rod Laver, we're going back going back, fifty plus years now, most people can't even imagine run, walk to their living when they wouldn't even have in his new, we is. But sorry kitties. Some of us are not going to forget about all time greats who are all we never mentioned San Francisco more. That's how good these three in this San francis-. Well, thank you for that, Frank moved to baseball though. And the end of Dallas kaikal free agency, exile, the two thousand fifteen American League Cy Young winter has agreed to a one year thirteen million dollar deal with the Atlanta Braves. Kyko was twelve and eleven last year in Houston. But brings a ton of experience to young Braves staff, frankly you convinced the signing difference maker for the thirty three. And twenty nine at Lanta Braves. You know what he gives them experience? Right now. They're two games back Philly in the division. Oh, it's funny. Everyone talked about the Yankees the last time the Yankees lost a free agent pitcher to the Braves lost added a bidding more was Greg Maddux went to the raids. That's more than twenty five years ago. I wonder if Keiko's wanna shave his beard, maybe that's why he didn't go to the Handke's. But the Braves their start your last eight games. Michael, there are a is over six game. So they need that experience kaikal could eat up innings. He's a ground ball pitcher. I think it was the right move to make an as you know, the great rates team from the nineties, they were built on pitching that's always been about, and this is a good movie. I'm with you. Forget is a good move into to quote, Tony channel my inner Tony go to the glasses. Twelve and eleven the twelve eleven lies. Here's white lies because it is final twenty starts last year. Dallas was three two three r eight and nine and three since the middle of June, aren't we approaching the middle of June? I mean he's not going to have to have all that wear and tear on his arm from spring training, April, and may, right. So I think this is a really smart by the last five years he's pitched at least two hundred plus he's pitched October, which is important. That's the one last break still to come wink in the cubs expect their new pitcher, a closer on the mouth and the women's World Cup is underway. The first match play today. I'll give you my thick when the whole thing. I just wanna hear Julie Foudy break this down. I mean I watched some of the original breakdown on the network. Julie's Foudy to me is the firing on all of this. Get happy people. Happy seventy fifth birthday Kazzia Russell one of the long forgotten great players in the history of college, and pro basketball he was the player of the year. Michigan a member young, one of the first Knicks championship team in nineteen seventy and he was dancing around the edges of a few other championships situations. And how about this note, the compensation for Russell leading, Golden State, and signing with the Lakers. The first round pick used to draft Robert Parish, Frank not bad. But how do you not mention that is cognate guy? Well, I, I was gonna leave that to you. I'm glad you cleaned up. By the way, Carver high school. He went to all men. Happy anniversary. Lebron James on this seven years ago while playing for the heat. Lebron delivered forty five points, fifteen rebounds, five assists in Boston in game six to stave off limitation hard to relearn now but at this point, LeBron had zero titles that was on the brink of another failed season in Miami at the time this was the most important and greatest game of his career fight, you know, Michael, I had the privilege of being in the building that night, that was a brilliant performance, and you're right. He loses that game. That's two years in a row in Miami. Getting knocked out without a title. Lot of pressure on them in that game, happy trails. Samak's Kepler's OC twenty one St. the twins leadoff man broke out of his mini slump by going four for four with three home runs against the Indians, Kepler's homes were as thirteen fourteen fifteen to the season pushed the twins past manners and back into major league lead with hundred seventeen home runs already think about this. He in Ted Williams, the only players in MLB. History to have three home runs against the Indians. Do it twice pretty impressive. When you're in the same group with Ted nice little bit. No heiress today. People we are running out of show. Let's get to the big finish activated DD gregorious, eight months after his Tommy, John surgery big deal. That's a huge deal. DD is big leader for that team. Joe Madden says Greg kimbrel could be ready in three weeks. Is that okay? Bye. I'm still worried. I mean, Strope gave up a home run in the ninth today, but we did beat the cardinals I was hoping out there sooner we need them Frank the patriots received there's two rings last night, the largest ones ever, I impressed with that. They got to figure out new ways. They keep winning. They gotta run out of fingers eventually. All right. French and women's final actually Barty versus arcade of under a soba put you got. Neither one has been to a slam final ever writing candidate and just say Serena cannot do that. He's out last one. I know you can break down the bracket women's World Cup kicked off today. Who do you have Frank winning it all the host, nation fresh today? France England the US leaving, I think France is gonna win the back line of the US little shake. All right right at time. Thanks for watching. I'm Frank is sold. And I'm like, well have a great weekend. Go ahead. You can get the PTI podcast on the ESPN app or apple podcasts.

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Eagles, Mark Stevens, NBA, and the Knicks

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Eagles, Mark Stevens, NBA, and the Knicks

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However you may be listening. We are live in Los Angeles on iheartradio FOX radio app. S one Africa. Couple of hours of our show today. The World Cup the women's World Cup starts France, the co-favorites, we'll be playing in a couple of hours. So couple of hours of us on, on f s one we handed over to our amazing World Cup teams and Cruz to take over in Paris, and through France over the next three and a half weeks. Cannot wait for big big day at FOX. Joy, how are you and great very excited for the world? Very excited to all be glued to my TV all weekend for the next couple of weeks and couldn't be happier. Let me start with this. So yesterday, the Philadelphia Eagles did something really smart. But it was also a little bit manipulative and deceptive and psychology one on one and either they. They gave Carson Wentz one hundred twenty eight million dollar deal. But Carson Wentz his deal was not for a couple of years. But this is what the really good GM's the really good owners the really smart people running NFL teams do first of all, there's a rule in the NFL. If you got a quarterback, you like you're better to pay him a little early than later and get into a bidding war. So Philadelphia first of all about that. But there's two bits of psychology here that are brilliant. Carson Wentz didn't have to be paid for two years. Carson Wentz head injuries. Why now two reasons? Number one Carson Wentz was hurt. In college Carson Wentz has been hurt in the NFL much like a Colli Leonard or a Paul George. If you can guarantee money to a player who's had injuries psychologically, they'll almost always take it. Now, Carson Wentz could have easily said, I'm going to wait a year and a half Patrick Mahomes is going to make two hundred million bucks. I'm not leaving sixty million on the table, but a smart GM knows the psychology of injuries. He knows and good GM's. No, this players rarely rarely say no too early guaranteed money when they've had injuries. And Carson Wentz had a major college injury. He's had a major NFL injury. So he not going to sit back there. And wait. He knows all it takes a rush from Dallas to come in chop that leg. And he'll never make this money. So how he knew I'm not only signing him early. I'm going to sign him a couple years early and he's going to bite on this. If Carson Wentz at never had an injury. Ask yourself. Why would you sign it? Just wait wait one year year and a half signed for two hundred million. Well, why would you sign it? I'm not saying Carson Wentz is making a huge mistake. I'm saying injuries psychologically, play a part in this. It's why I think Kawhi Leonard has a chance to stay in Toronto. It's why I think Paul George to some degree thought I'm not leaving forty million on the table and going to L l okay. See and get guaranteed money. That's the first part of the psychology one on one. Here here's the second part that really smart. It's very Bella. Check in. Very bella. Check in you ever seen this, where you turn in your homework early. I'm done you put it on the table for teacher. I'm Dan all year. Students are sweating. How'd you get done sorely? Does he have all the answers? Oh my God. Why is it taking me so long? This hurts the Cowboys. The Cowboys have waited a little too long on deck in some is an so Philadelphia says we're gonna sign our quarterback to a contract early. And if you put deck and went up against each other, statistically Dak and his agent have an argument they should make more than Carson Wentz. He's got a better winning percentage than Carson Wentz. His TD to interception ratio is right along with Carson Wentz his passer ratings higher than Carson Wentz. He's never been hurt. Unlike Carson Wentz he's won a playoff game. And Carson Wentz has has an he's three and one against Carson Wentz. Now I think Carson Wentz is better than deck. I think deck is good. I didn't Carson's very unique talent. Like Andrew luck who's had some injuries. But by signing early they go to their rival Cowboys. Look at we paid Carson one hundred twenty eight million Daklak in his age or like we beat them head to head. We have more first place finishes division. We never get hurt. You know last three years, only Tom Brady's got more wins than back Prescott. That is a fact. I'm not making that up Clarence hill, pointed this out in Dallas. He covers the Cowboys Jerry and the Cowboys wetted too long assigned Dak eagles signed Carson Wentz made the market jump again as a lot of psychology to this. And I'm not criticizing. Carson Wentz for taking the contract if I was Carson Winston, I had those injuries college pro and you offer me one hundred twenty eight and I think this kids mostly likes to hunt and fish in a big city kit. That's a lot of money, take the money. But of Carson Wentz had never been hurt. I don't think I'd take the money I'd be like I can afford it injury. You're not going to get rid of me got rid of Nick foles not getting rid of me. So how he rosement, smartly knows the psychology of the injury. And he also knows the psychology and division forcing the Dallas Cowboys now to pay over thirty thirty one million dollars for that Prescott. Very, very smart. By the Philadelphia Eagles, it feels very Bella Cecchi. Turn your homework nearly bang it on the table in front of the rest of the class, homework's done. And then which everybody in the room go, why is he done so early? And my God, I gotta hurry up gets in everybody's head a little bit. Nice job with the eagles, and I do believe Carson Wentz terrific. Let me shift to this. The hardest thing for me to do as a parent. It's not feed my kids. It's not educate. My kids, not going vacations with my kids. That's these e part one of the hardest things for me to do as a parent running the household is disciplined, my kids, because kids are kids. They make mistakes so to adults. But let's talk about kids. So if my daughter does something, and I don't approve of it, and I have to punish her, I'm thinking about this. Okay. She's pretty hard on herself. So I don't want to over punish her. How's this going to look for my son because he's likely to make way worst mistakes in my daughter? And then my kids asked me, dad, did you ever do this did did your parents finish? You know, not really how does it land? And the truth is. Until you have kids. There's no rule book. Mark Stevens is an investor owner for the Golden State Warriors put his hand in a player, according to multiple reports yelled, bad stuff at Lowery of the raptors to I want to have don't have audio tape of that. But that's one of the claims I said yesterday, I would I would get them out of the ownership circle. And then for one of the rare times, I went home and actually watched my rant on that. I usually don't do that. I don't like to watch my work. Never have whatever. And I thought to myself, you know, it's so easy for me to say that, but I'm not a Commissioner ask Roger Goodell. The hardest thing he's dealt with. It's not going to networks and asking for billions. They all line up. That's easy. It's not glad handing craft at no. Where is Roger Goodell struggled punishment, deflate gate, domestic violence. That's good. Dell is uneven people feel 'em? Mm misguided? Adam silver yesterday, got a lot of heat for this because Adam silver didn't kick him out of the ownership group. And I think Adam silver's, as smart as progressive as forward thinking as everybody has also been a great pro player Commissioner. So at him silver did what I proposed swift intense punishment, not, as far as I would have gone. But you know what I think would Adam silver, I think, like a parent he had a lot of stuff to think about how does it land with other owners how land in eight years? We did that thing to the fan in Utah. But this is an owner who I'm not saying no to I would be ejecting from an ownership club. That's the most noteworthy in the league, currently Adam silver talked about his decision, and I've watched Goodell, who I think's a great Commissioner struggle with punishment and I watched Adam silver yesterday, and I could sense. How uncomfortable he was. It's not a science in terms of decisions. Ultimately, we felt that even contrite. Mr Stevens wise the fact that he was extraordinarily apologetic. The fact that he had no blemishes on these. Prior involvement with the NBA. I that a one year ban seemed appropriate together finding. The finding. And not only is punishment hard. If gotten way more difficult with social media. I mean yesterday I lead my show with it. It's one of the most downloaded things I've ever done with an hour, everybody had an opinion. Some are qualified opinions summer connected opinions. Some are just opinions social media has made being a Commissioner and dealing with punishment. Exceptionally hard here comes the avalanche, but a Commissioner I was very emotional on the air yesterday. And I still think I would throw them out of the ownership circle. But commissioners are not allowed to be emotional. They have to act swiftly without emotion, and I can tell you having done this job for thirty years to act without emotion. In the moment is almost impossible for me, five days later nine days later, twelve days later, but Adam silver had to make a decision quickly. Why? Because it's in the middle of the finals, if this was Tuesday, Denver January can take. Two weeks on it. The finals are now eighteen percent. The last thing he's going to do is let this puppy drag out for nine days. Steal every headline and ding the championship. Good god. You don't want to drag it out so it not only the championship, but it dings your free agency. The two biggest things in the NBA. And I think they're both way bigger than the regular season the finals and July free agency. If you throw this owner out, you have just for the next month half the headlines are Mark Stevens following a lawsuit litigation against the league. This is outrageous. So I'm not I'm not defending Adam silver nor did. I ever feel like I needed to defend Roger Goodell, I'm just telling you punishment is hard and the explosion of social media has made it exponentially, hard Dir. I think Adam wanted this story over it is the second biggest fine ever, I'm told. But it's hard. These are these are really hard, you'd think the Commissioner. Oh, he has to broker a deal with the Chinese television network that stuff's, easy because people are lining up to buy the NBA the NBA today, opened up all their television rights. We bid on it and the teams that Turner when bid on it and overseas companies would bid on it thirty three sports networks, they'd all been on it. That's the easy stuff, but a starter, something wrong, a fan screams, look at all the difficulty in the last. Two months. Westbrook fan. Kyle Lowry owner look at all. This is hard easy for me. I just have an opinion it goes away. So this morning, Adam silver made a decision, many people are not satisfied, and you can argue about this forever. But I thought I'd had perspective today. I went home and watched my take on it. And I don't I don't think I was wrong, but I think I was emotional, and I thought commissioners are not allowed to be emotional. I mean ever noticed the commissioners, always have the same personality ever noticed that like hockey guy is baseball guy is Roger Goodell is Adam silver in silver actually, by Commissioner standards. He's carrot top. He's Chris rock. He's hysterical. Most are dry. Most run emotional many come from accounting, many come from dry economic backgrounds to make harsh intense decisions without emotion. That what am I Knox, David Stern? He was often to emotional he'd scream and yell, and I don't think that's great for a Commissioner. But what Adam silver did. Now, Kyle Lowry, by the way is not satisfied on the one year ban and the heavy fine. Heavy for me. Maybe not for a billionaire. Here's Kyle Lowry. Think I've could handle any better. You know, I'm glad I did what I did the support I've gotten from fellow players on league. It's been unbelievable with that being said, you know, I think you know, more should be done. You know, I don't think he, he's not a good look for the ownership group that they have a guy like that show in his true class, and he shouldn't be a part of I league is just no place for that now. That's where I agree. I do believe it's a very, very, it's not about letting any billionaire in. It's the world's biggest country club and country clubs regardless of your income. Do not have to let you in. And I think being an NBA owner or part owner or an NFL owner or a baseball owner or a hockey owner or owning Liverpool. There is a responsibility beyond. I got a bunch of money. Do you handle yourself with dignity? Are you in it for the right reasons? Do you. I understand the culture of your league. And I think this was a terrible. Look for the warriors, Steve Kerr it should be noted immediately came out and apologized for the organization and defended the player the opposing player, which said volumes to me is that it didn't play well in the warriors locker room. It didn't play well anywhere on the warriors organization because Steve Kerr came out within a New York minute, and had a strong opinion against one of his slash owner investor, I'd say, owner more than investor. So now for the record if Stevens is forced to sell in any anybody out there seeking vengeance. He's gonna make five times as money. So, don't, don't ever get caught up and he's a rich guy. I wanna punish him. Rich guys figure out ways to make money. I think the punishment here is this gentleman doesn't understand. How for St. GIS coveted and important. The ownership circle is it's not just about your money. It's about your decency. It's about your understanding of the sports culture. It's about being a good citizen. And I think here Mark Stevens failed not saying he's a bad human there. He was a jerk. All right. We got a lot of stuff today. I'm getting a lot of pushback on something, and it's just crazy to me. I know you guys all hate the warriors like I get it, everybody. I understand y'all. Hey, Tom Brady. It got tired of LeBron's and you don't like Amazon, and Starbucks is no good. I understand the pushback on dynasties and wealth. I get it. But there's a difference between excuses in reasons. And if the warriors lose these aren't excuses, they're reasons that's coming up. Be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app, and Danny Shapiro. My new podcast family secrets just wrapped up its first season. And it's still with stories about the secrets that are kept from us secrets to keep from others and the secrets, we keep from ourselves if you've been waiting for the right time to binge them all now's your chance. Check out the episodes, along with bonus interviews and stories and keep an ear out for the next season in. August. You can find out more at family secrets podcast dot com, and you can listen and subscribe at apple podcasts, or on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Coming up next on one the two thousand nineteen feet the women's World Cup kicks off as host nation. France faces off with Korea Republic in group. Play coverage begins next and all matches. We'll be live on FOX F S one and streaming on the Fox Sports at the World Cup the women's World Cup. We are favorites along with France, but France is the host country. They're younger than us. They're elevating. We are a veteran lead team. Can we hold on with this group and win one more World Cup? That's an a couple hours from now. It is great to have your at F S, one on a Friday. There's excuses dog ate my homework and there are reasons our school bus got hit t-boned on the way to school. We're gonna be late. Does everybody get there's a story this morning? Does a good chance. Kevin durant. Durant returns for games five and six from his calf injury. We all understand now that this injury is Chris Carter said this morning on first things. First is way more serious than we were led to believe two days after it happened. We have say said it's the strain calf. I'm willing to bet money these torn part of his kale. That's the reason why he's been out among a strained calf. You're healed before among he's been out. I believe it's torn. He can't play three games at Kevin Durant level in six days. Klay Thompson, by the way, popped a hamstring. So Klay Thompson, they say is gonna play tonight. Everybody realizes in the world. He's going to be in about seventy seventy five percent. You've seen boogie. You know he had a muscle pop out of his skin. He's at about seventy percent. He's at his good moments. But he's out of shape and he has no wind at all. So I've got Klay Thompson at seventy percent. Kevin Durant hasn't played boogie at seventy percent cave on loonies out and Iggy about eighty percent folks, if they don't win this finals injuries. The reasons sorry if that bothers you, but Kevin Durant missing the finals would be like, Michael Jordan, missing a finals LeBron missing a finals, Larry Bird missing a finals Alonzo on missing a finals Karl Malone missing the finals for Utah. It's a thing. Those are not excuses. Listen think about this. So you've got Kadian looney out. Clay started the series got hurt missed games. Coming back along. With boogie. Isn't that the equivalent of Michael Jordan's bulls? Michael Jordan's comes back to a series after a calf strain by game five Ron Harper. You had him. You lost him out for the series Luc Longley. Comes back after an injury a month ago. He's about seventy percent and inconsistent. And by the way, Tony Kukoc has been ruled out. We wouldn't blame the bulls. But we liked the bulls for whatever reasons, maybe it's just MJ the time we love the bulls, we didn't hold it against the bulls and the bulls frankly that had a handful of injuries. I've never seen a finals like this. It's not the players are getting hurt. Their best players. It's not like Quinn. Cook is hurt Alphonso McKinney. It's Kevin Durant Klay Thompson. Iggy boogie cousins if they lose it's no shot at Toronto. But you take magic and worthy out of a Laker final one of them out completely the other sixty seventy percent. It's not the same. Basketball team. Here's joy with the news. Turn on the news. This is the third line news, though, the NBA and Adam silver announced yesterday. That minority owner Mark Stevens has been banned for a year and fined five hundred thousand dollars for yelling weep yourself and shoving cow Lowry. Well, Lowry gave his reaction to this punishment, and some perspective. The guy said to you to go Blake yourself. Is that accurate? Yeah. Multiple times a guy like that show his true class, and he shouldn't be a part of our league understand that the moment. My team needed me understand that there are plenty of fans and kids in in the world watching his game and me being a grown man, having kids myself. I'm gonna grow man in on I you know, my kids have could always go back and see that whole much up to a high standard. And I've got gotta make sure that I uphold that. Everyone has a different opinion on what the punishment should be as you were just saying. And some people feel like it's too light. Some people feel like it's enough in my opinion, whatever punishment you were going to give to a fan in that position would be appropriate punishment for him. So if you feel like you can't make him sell the team because I get into some legal gray area or sets a precedent. You're not comfortable with the Commissioner of you were going to. To ban a fan from the arena from being around the team, then that should be appropriate for him as well. There's been the conversations about. He's a big philanthropists, and obviously Adam silver said he's never had an issue with him before. And I'm all for second chances and I get it. But I also feel like we all know those because we're goals sometimes things in life. You cross the line. You can't come back from, whether you are a good person or not. We all make mistakes, and some mistakes have more serious implications than others. If he had just yelled at him. This is a completely different conversation because we're all in arenas yell, and it is interesting. I didn't know about dropping the f bomb till later. It's interesting like I thought the action was bad. But then. Swearing at the player along with. That is it's hard to get your brain around. It's like this guy went to Harvard. It's just such a. Emotionally, reactive situation, if something that is so, so obviously going to happen, you're sitting on the silence, you have to be aware of the possibility and Rick for this yesterday. I felt was really smart. He goes when I went into a game, I had my mind right? When you go and get access to the world. Best basketball players. I took my wife and we had front row seats to an NBA game. I'd have one cocktail, that's it not going for in because I would be like, oh my God, I'm going to be on TV. My kids will see me like I would be, I mean, and that's not even something you do regularly. This is something he does every night because he's an owner to me. I felt like he should have been banned, and he should have to sell the team, but I would have been more comfortable with just banning him. My problem is the precedent that it sets with privilege. I understand he's an owner. But with great power comes what great responsibility. You're held to a higher standard. And this whole idea that this privilege and. You you're in this protective bubble that is not a real thing. And if someone decides to get hands on, it's going to go badly, and like Karl our said he has kids. So luckily, you know he's levelheaded about the situation. I my fear is somebody's gonna catch someone on the wrong day at the wrong time. And it's very badly cow Lowery would've disassembled him in three point five seconds. He runs full speed into grown men all the time. He's very strong guy a really could've gone badly. So kyri reported reportedly has a low probability of returning to Celtics as we know. But even if he was the leave Boston team isn't expected to back out of their pursuit of Anthony Davis. According to Chris, Mannix. It turns out the pelicans are coveting, Jason Tatum as most of the most in a potential trade for eighty so with Tatum, Marcus smart. And at least the number fourteen pick this year as a trade for ADD good for both teams. I like that's a lot to give up for Boston for anything. He gave us. You know, I've always believed. Joy when when you lose a star you always lose the trade the best you can possibly do in a trade of star. Eighty two star is to get back somebody, you think could is not a star yet, but could be star the nets can't give the pelicans anything nor can the Lakers. I mean Lonzo ball is good player. But Jason Tatum, I believe could be a twenty three point a game star. It would be hard, if I'm the pelicans and I got a first round pick. And I got a guy thinks a star. Is a GM? I would. But I here's my thing. I think David Griffin would jump on the Boston offered a second would Danny aines. Am I because I don't have any guarantees on Anthony's, Dan. Well, that that's, that's the risk that they're taking a look that worked out for the raptors pretty well kyri when he was traded to Boston had never mentioned Boston as a city one year and he's not happy. And there hasn't some talk about eighteen not wanting to play there. Now. He took that off the table himself. But obviously you don't want to eliminate teams and eliminates leverage any leverage that you have. So having out there is not good. But I- Jan Jason Toronto. So sometimes like you said, he got to be aggressive and take risks. That's not really Boston's way. That's not Danny way. That's not his. He's very I he's one of those guys he will air on the side of caution. That's just how he trades, right? Well, caution may keep you consistently in the playoffs, but it's probably not gonna get you a championship finally, the eels put their money with their mouth is. They signed Carson Wentz to a four year contract extension that will keep him in Philly through twenty twenty. Four the hoping that's enough time for once to, you know, stay healthy and get them over the hump and Wentz responded to his one hundred and twenty eight million dollar contract yesterday. What's up eagles nation? Can't even explain to you. How excited I am right now to be a part of this great city for this. Many more years means the world to me, I wanna thank Jeffrey Lurie, how he Roseman coach Peterson the entire organization all of my teammates for supporting me it's going to be a fun ride by no means is the work done. We're just getting started this year is going to be special. And I look forward to seeing you guys on Sundays at the link this fall. Thanks again. God, blessed and go eagles, he's gonna win a lot of games. I'm not a big beard guy, mostly. They can't grow on. But. I, I think Delfi did the right thing, it's scary because, like Andrew lock your like a my is getting been her a couple times, but boy, I like Carson Wentz a lot. He does scare me with the injuries, but I he's, he's a great talent. And he's he is a franchise quarterback. I don't I never really felt in these situations. I mean, the eagles are, are going to pay up front, and they're taking a lot of risk. But in the end the back end of the contract, they're gonna save millions. It's actually really a better deal for the eagles long-term lifted Carson Winston get hurt. You're screwed either way. Right to me, financially or physically. You gotta roll the dice on this deal. I kim. Yeah, if he gets hurt you're going to be hurting more ways than just economically. You have to pay the quarterback. I'm this is your guy, which I think Carson Wentz is there guy. And if you can say healthy, which look, sometimes people just get the bug and that there's no explanation. Why he's not that he's not trying or taking care of his body. Some people just have that injury bug. Hopefully they don't. But I, I have no problem with this. You have to pay a quarterback. A joy with the news. Well, that's the news and thanks for stopping by the kyri urban ping is fascinating. And I'm going to take a break, early and get and give Broussard the entire last twelve fifty minutes of the first hour I just want to throw this out there. I wanna throw a couple of things out there. First of all, the last twenty years, I've been told so many people want to go to the Knicks. Everybody wants to go with the Knicks. And you ever figure out who the Knicks os ended up with the Knicks the New York Knicks have become dancing with the stars that TV show, where old people go to reboot their career, or like marginally famous people go to make their career, but George Clooney primes not going to dancing with the stars. The Knicks are basketball with the stars. They end up with Derrick rose Amaury stardom iron is bad knees. You know, joke him Noah basically hobbled night tonight. Carmelo Anthony doesn't play any defense like they always end up. Getting the guy that's just trying to reboot his career. And so everybody's telling me since January getting everybody getting Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving Geico. He's coming out of retirement. Everybody's got play for the New York Knicks this morning. I wake up and a team in their own city Brooklyn appears to be landing Kyrie Irving. They can't even get the they can't even get the best guy in their own city. And I'll address that are we do. We want the Knicks to be great. Do we want these players to go to the Knicks? Zion Williamson ain't gonna go there and kyri doesn't appear to be going there. Now, I'm assured it's Kevin Durant. Really? He wants to go upside, Kevin Knox that's going to be great like, I'm gonna address this. Are we rooting for the Knicks to land somebody because it would be fun, but haven't landed in twenty years there dancing with the stars of the NBA people trying to reboot their career that nobody else wants that's coming up in the eighteen fifties. 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We're not just taking some important when TMZ catches you at the airport that you have fancy near like, guys important. Here's Chris Broussard. All right. Here's my theory on this thing is that as much as we think the Knicks are great. They ended up with an old t MAC and a mostly shot d rose and old, she'd and Jason Kidd at the end of his career Tamari with bad knees there dancing with the stars that you're trying to reboot your career on that show. They never end up with the guy. I love your analogy. That's hilarious. I got another one. They think the Knicks thing you ever seen a movie shallow, how zagged black thought he had his Paltrow. Right. You know, that's the Knicks when I moved to new year. I grew up in the mid west and I moved to New York nine hundred ninety eight to work for the New York Times, and eventually be covered a nets. I in the Knicks I was shocked at how much New Yorkers particularly the media thought how great the Knicks were like they thought the Knicks were the Lakers the Cowboys, the Yankees, every time, there was a free agent at that's on my think Chris Webber at one. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Grant Hill, even when the Knicks didn't have money. Everybody's swore. They're getting one of these guys, they'll figure something out. These guys will take less whatever, and I had to tell them look, I grew up in the mid west, the Knicks are nothing. If you don't grow up in New York, the Knicks will like the thirteenth team I thought about when I thought about the NBA as a key when I grow up as a kid Detroit Pistons, great Washington was great. The northwest team Seattle. Poured were they right? Of course, the Lakers. I mean, Detroit Philadelphia Houston like the Knicks are not that team and the work. First thing about it with your example dancing with the stars. Is that the stars tease them like every time they go? They're, they're like the mecca basketball, you love playing here in the gar- James my favorite. Right. So they tease them. You know there's a lot of places. I like to visit I love visiting New Orleans, right? I mean, don't get me wrong. I've had some of my best nights in New Orleans doesn't mean necessarily everybody wants to be with their family there. Unless you're born and raised in Louisiana. Then it's like there are places in the world. The Knicks could be one of them. They're great place to visit. You don't necessarily want to move and live there for the rest of your life. Hongkong Louisiana, but party city, I was talking to someone within a Knicks organization yesterday. We were talking about the KYW rethink really looks like he's leaning toward Brooklyn. Yeah. And the person said, if we don't get someone this summer. That we might as well just go and Linda hawks mode, just forget three agency for the future and just rebuild through the draft. And with young players, like forget it because, look as bad as it was in two thousand ten when LeBron went to Miami, and blew off the Knicks. The difference is that they hoped they could get LeBron, the fans everybody hoped they would get LeBron now they believed they were getting Kevin Durant, and still believe they're getting Kevin Durant. So if this summer when you have to MAC slots, when you have all these free agents when all this talk has been about Durant, and someone else going to New York, if they don't get anybody, it is going to this'll be the worst summer that they've ever seen the this whole thing is crazy. I read a story this morning, and I want to talk about K D. He's not coming back one hundred percent for the series. This has got to be eating him a live this. Was going to be Chris such a clean break by third title on the MVP on going east perfect. It's like a movie. This now is a cobbled mess. This is not how movies end he's going to sit on the sideline. Toronto may win this series. Now. Claes hobbled. I mean I look at this is this how Katie wants to end this dynasty. Bad ending. It is. Of course, you don't ever want to end it like this. However, if, if they lose this series, any leaves, I mean you know, they can't kill him like he's free to go somewhere else. The questions do you leave? Golden State to go to Brooklyn like adult. See that, like the clippers aren't anything special either historically. But at least it's LA, and it's a little know little foam mill school, so Kevin Durant, who's very sensitive. We would acknowledge there is nothing wrong with that. So Kevin Durant is heard for three years. Oh you joined a hall of fame level point guard. It was his team. So now. Kyrie's from jersey will be seen as the nets team. So now you're going to join a little flakier ball Centric, hall of fame level point guard and it's his team. I look, good point because the Knicks when they get to talk to Katie, because they know kyri is recruiting not going to recruit, recruiting K D already talking to him about, let's go to Brooklyn. Instead as some of the feeling I don't know if this is actually how refills but the feeling among some people in the league is that the reason he prefers Brooklyn is because if it doesn't work out if you don't win a championship there in getting killed you go to New York with all the height of K D And kyri coming their expectations are championship by year three. And if you don't deliver, we know we've seen it with all the legends that have gone there and failed they kill you. So there's some of that thinking. But when the Knicks get to talk to K D, what? What you just said. We'll be part of what they say. They'll say, look, you demand. Why are you following kyri? It's your he's supposed to follow you. Thank you. Whoever you play. We K D should follow you. But you know what that narrative just what you said, I've heard that from the Knicks. So if they were naked in front of K D, And it looks like Brooklyn is a real threat. They're going to be like, hey, d-. This is why you leave Golden State because you don't want that narrative again now you're going to go do it all over again with a flag year point guard, you. Yeah. Like at least Golden State. You knew you were going to win. Well, and also I mean, just a personality. Steph is if nothing else wildly stable and dependable kyri is incredibly talented but I think even kyri fans he's a little more erotic. I mean he's moved away from successful partnerships. I'm with you on this. I let me just throw this at you. Somebody told me this years ago, the, the strongest. Word on air talent people should ever use is. No. Because managers here, you'll hear some money want the job. Yes, I'll take the and you say, no time out, we've got to have a meeting host doesn't take knows powerful waiting is powerful. Patients has powerful. Lebron would have been better off sitting this year out and perusing the landscape in one year from now, if Katie comes back to the warriors who's available next year. What teams next year have space? If you just comes back and says, you know what I watched. Lebron probably should've taken a deep breath. I'll go back to Golden State win in one year does Dallas now with porzingas and Luca have an opening like I'm out who's here, there's that but also even the teams now that have space what those teams should do is if you don't like. Let's say the Knicks strikeout right. Don't go out there and foolishly. Spend your money on guys that don't deserve Tobias header just gonna make you mediocre. Yeah. Good player. Like save your money, because then at least you can make trades when you have cap room, maybe next summer when AD is available like you say, maybe K D, if he were to stay he'd be available, but from katie's perspective, he can look at the Lancet. Where does kyri go? How does it work out where does Kawai go? How does it work out? What's going on with the clippers in doesn't even have to be different teams that will be some of them, but it doesn't have to be different teams you can just watch and see how this plays out with the current teams that have captured it's crazy. So Klay plays tonight clay will not one hundred percent. He popped a hamstring. They're probably going to get about twenty eight minutes out of him. If nothing he's a great day. Twenty plus points. He might have. What do you think happens tonight? I'm gonna stick with my pick of Golden State. In six but I'm not hung up on the games. Now, I'm just go now curse said, I had this I what is this? Joy Kerr said that Durant will be available for game five. Well, possibly five or six. So we've been here is that telling you, if Golden State wins tonight it six I would believe that. That's what I think. Yes. But I'm if you put a gun to my head, I don't know now because I've heard so many things about K D. I heard before the final started. He's not gonna play. It's worse than people are leading on. This was from people close to it. Then, of course there came out to reports that he'll be ready for game three or four now five or six so I don't know what to believe. But if you put a gun to my head, and I had to make a bet I would say, I don't think he plays in the series. And that's what joy says. Yeah. Just because like the same this has been going on now for a month. Oh, he. Might be back in a few games. He might be back in a few weeks. And it just keeps getting longer and longer, I'm not a doctor, obviously, a sports doctor who watched K D. And some of these cliffs when Katie had the ice pack on the doctor said to me, why is the ice pack so low, it's not on his calf the ice pack was down below the calf near the achilles. He wasn't suggesting it's a torn achilles. But that that's not where the ice pack would be on a strain calf. So my they need a healthy clay, I think they can win it without K D, but not a healthy clower to next one more heard the herd streams, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week within the iheartradio app. Search her to listen live or on demand whenever you like are you following your passion. I'm Carla Marie the host of side hustlers, I talked to people following their passion outside of their regular job. Everyone either has a side hustle, or wants to create a side hustle. Get inspired to start your own business, or just hear the story and hustle of every side hustler. Get motivated with side Hustler's. Listen and subscribe on the iheartradio app at apple podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Here we go hour to this. Dr. Wherever you may be. However you may be listening. Iheartradio. Punk sports radio NFS one. A one hour from now World Cup begins. In France, the favorites. Brench women's national team. Begins play on this very network. Next. Two three weeks wanna fund, not states. Women's national team is the favorites along with France. France courts has home pitch advantage, and that is something. Great to have your joy Taylor is joining me courses. Always joy great. Very excited for the World Cup berry excited to Oman. So yesterday, it was a big NFL news. The Philadelphia Eagles two years before they had signed Carson Wentz to a big contract. One hundred twenty eight million thirty some guaranteed year all that stuff and I have no problem with it. I think there's a handful of teams in the NFL eight or nine that are very well run. Philadelphia's one of them colts New England. Rams chargers. Both in L A are well run I think Dallas is better than people think. I think Seahawks are pretty well run Kansas City's well run. Green Bay historically has been pretty well run. And then there's a bunch of franchises, that have talent, but aren't necessarily always well run Philadelphia. Howie Roseman knows what he's doing. The owner the codes the GM the quarterback, they secure it. You know, here's the thing I love the quarterback position. I played I was a terrible quarterback in high school, but I loved the position to a leadership position. And I'm very critical of quarterbacks. In fact, if you look at how much I talked football, I would say half of my football discussions are just about quarterbacks because I think they are the soccer stars and the NBA stars of their sport. I love football but I'm not to break down offense. Lineman. Interior pass rush zone blitzes, I taught quarterbacks allot. I read every book on quarterbacks I put them in tears in rankings in groupings, and that's what I do, and it drives, some people crazy if you take the next five years in. College football. And the last eight to ten years in the NFL. Let's say a decade last fifteen years. There are four quarterbacks in my opinion, who are just different from a skill standpoint. Andrew luck. Patrick Mahomes Carson Wentz and a kid at Clemson named Trevor Lawrence, those are the next four superstars for twenty years fifteen years now. I follow high-school college football recruiting Trevor Lawrence is the best high school quarterback talent. I have seen since Andrew luck. And I think he has a better arm than Andrew luck. I think he could be better than Andrew luck. And I don't say that lightly. So two of these guys, Andrew luck and Trevor Lawrence, you can kind of see coming for miles two of them Patrick Mahomes, and Carson Wentz kinda snuck up on us, but I consider those for to really be different. Big fast, arm athletic work ethic. I mean, you know, Patrick Mahomes dad, a little bit of pro athlete. Andrew looks a little bit of pro athlete mean went to six five. Got a cannon for an arm can run all over the field. Trevor Lawrence, I watched them play in high school. It just he just did not look like anybody I've ever seen during football in high school. Didn't look like anybody. I've gone all these high school camps. I've never seen high school quarterback. I saw him surrounded by nine other five star high school quarterbacks. He looked like a college quarterback and he was seventeen years old. He was actually throwing the ball better than a handful of NFL guys can throw it, and I'm not joking on that. So I think you signed the deal now of course, with Andrew luck and Carson Wentz, you bet injuries. But I think you roll the dice on that, if you look at Carson Wentz his career stats, these are amazing. He started as a rookie and they had a very chaotic offensive line situation as a rookie. They had no wide receivers as a rookie and his stats all-time or sixty four percent completion percentage. You know. Almost three times the mini touchdowns his pants and a passer rating ninety two point five. The, the kids have stud. He really is. Now, do you worry about the injury stuff? Yeah. But I think Howie Roseman smart, and you figured it out. He said, you know what if we wait a year or two and Patrick Mahomes contract comes up, and they're gonna offer Patrick two hundred million. We might as well just give this kid a lot of money now. And in the meantime, force, the Dallas Cowboys into a little uncomfortable situation where okay crap. We signed this now Carson Wentz than the Cowboys probably have to pay back over thirty million dollars a year because that's what Carson's gonna get. Now, I think Carson's worth it if you pay deck that you're going to have to you're not going to be able to sign. Everybody Dallas has drafted extraordinarily. Well, in fact, field Yates put this up yesterday on Twitter. The eagles veteran players are now assigned for at least three more years, so you can have a three year run Philadelphia. They're going to be. A pain in the arse to deal with. That's why I've said, I think New England and Kansas City in the colts and the Steelers are favorites to get to the Super Bowl in the AFC. I think there's four really good teams. Keep your on the chargers. They got a good roster. I think Philadelphia's my favorite to get in the NFC. I think I like Philadelphia lot. So I, I like the move. Let me go back to something I led the show with we talked a lot about it the warriors investor Mark Stevens was banned for a year and fined five hundred K for shoving Kyle Lowry, and according to Lowry. I don't know if there's audio or anything on this, or anybody can lip read, but he also said, a bunch of expletives at Kyle Lowry, which is just. It's hard to wrap my brain around a Harvard team owner swearing in pushing an NBA player. But I got video of most of that. I did get people yesterday that push back on me and said, Colin you said he should be taken out of the ownership circle and get them out of the arena's. Yes. I did. And I believe that. And the defense, a lot of people said this, and it's an important. This is an important thing to bring up, Colin one bad moment shouldn't ruin your life. One, bad moment, doesn't equal bad guy. I'm not saying that and I think that's I think that's a fair point that we live in a world now where you could be an outstanding. I mean you could literally be. A wonderful public servant, you could be a politician. A small state Senator making sixty grand a year for fifty years, one. Bad tweet, you're out of office in your horrible person. I've seen this avalanche this hate sue Nabi this tyranny of the mob on social media. I've seen it just devour very well, meaning people. Okay. I don't play the Twitter game. I'm not trying to curry favor with Twitter. I see a lot of people in the media doing it. I'm not interested whatsoever. And I do think it's a fair point that Colin, we are crucifying people who have a history of Phil philanthropic gestures. They're good people. They help society for one bad moment. You're right. But this is where it differs. When you are an owner of a team, you are representing a city, I believe it is an absolute privilege to be an owner of a sports franchise. You're representing the players Steve Kerr by the way. Kerr fired back on this immediately. You're representing years of players in so you say, well, you know, he's an owner he when you rise up the face of anything. Yes, Donald Trump's tweets are going to be viewed more harshly than my executive producers and the owner of a franchise doing this is going to be treated. Severely ownership is a privilege. It's not it's not a right, there are I think there's eight hundred to eleven hundred billionaires in the world. Most do not owned teams many because of their backgrounds and how they made their money would not be allowed in the ownership circle. So I do think there has to be an incredibly high standard because owners are speaking for a community in this. Silence. A basketball culture and the world's changed. I mean, the, the culture, the NBA is simply a different culture. A lot of my media peers and colleagues on his struggle this, listen, every sport has its own culture. College football is very insular and very southern. It's awesome. It's just everything in the south, you wake up Saturday morning in Nashville, Tennessee at eight o'clock, there porn bourbon. I mean it just it is so southern, and it's great and Gulf tends to be elitist in tennis tends to be rich kid, every sports got a different culture are football culture in America puts their arms around cops and military and God, does it feel like Kansas City in Green Bay in Indianapolis in the mid west and not. But the basketball culture in America folks is different. It's a global sport. It is a left leaning progressive sport. It's an inclusive sport. And to be an owner of an NBA team is simply different. It is. And if you're a Harvard guy, and you're a Silicon Valley guy, and maybe you got a couple of drinks courtside, and you're an owner guy, and you're dropping f bombs, and pushing a player an African-American it is an atrocious. Look, it's an audacious look, Colin. Don't go there. Every league is different every cultures different every sport is different. Don't take your college basketball. College football culture and say this would not happen over in my sport. No, no. It wouldn't basketball's different basketball's always been different football tends to lean corporate and conservative, I support it. Basketball tends to lean global independent. And progressive, I support that your sport isn't basketball basketball. Is it yours? I'm comfortable with basketball's culture. I love it. I love it since I was a kid go to their all star game. It's crazy. It doesn't feel anything like baseball's all star game anything like football's all star game anything like the senior bowl in college football anything like March madness. We just have to understand basketball's different. If you look at it, culturally, it is a privilege to own all these teams. But I see a lot of this. We're overreacting this wouldn't happen here and that wouldn't happen here. Your sport isn't basketball. It is uniquely. Progressive uniquely. Global and the players frankly matter more than other sports. Other sports don't have guys, making four hundred million dollars on shoe deals. Other sports don't have that. I mean. Gulfs the sport where like guys make more money for their shoes in their clubs in the ball than they do for winning. Basketballs culture changes neighborhoods. Meet Alan Iverson. Drove me crazy. But to deny his cultural significance is foolish to deny how powerful Coby was in Turkey and China. That's why he visited those places every off-season. So don't bring your other sports in basketball basketball, shouldn't also expect all the other sports to be them. That's not fair either. But I think this is a bad look for the NBA they acted swiftly. I like what they did. I would have been more harsh. Maybe I'm too emotional easy for me to say as some loud, mouth radio jerk. But, but let me just defend what the NBA does and does more than any league. It protects us players. In the seventies, I never forget this, a basketball coach telling me, here's a coach. He goes, I like college basketball as at one and like the NBA because because I'm a coach and that's a players league college basketball coach sport NBA bounds goals, the players league because I like having the control NBA players league. And that's that's like in the seventies and eighties to more. So now. All right. Good stuff. Sometimes I just have to get stuff off my chest joy puts up with it. Sort of. I think that's, that's pretty much show. Right. You tolerating we know. Well, yeah that and, you know, we have to get our three hours to fill basketball is different. It's different. And it's like you said yesterday. It's the most unique in that it is so intimate that you have no barrier between you and the players. So we have to be more protective of players because fans are an inch away. They're just right on the player. So if we overreact, occasionally, if sports media commissioners if we overreact occasionally a little in basketball to protect the player, I'm okay with that. They are incredibly vulnerable. I can't reach out and touch a hockey guy. I can't you ever see the football. You ever see the fan that runs on the football field? What happened happens to end badly? He looked like a sausage going into a sausage grinder baseball fans, like I can touch. Chris paul. I can talk. To LeBron James? So if we overreact a little Colin protecting the players. I'm okay with that. I'm okay with it culturally. I'm okay with it from a proximity standpoint. I'm okay from an optical standpoint. Or at Kendrick Perkins. I'm gonna put him. I'm going to ask Kendrick Perkins five free agents pretend you're each one where would you go? That's coming up. Be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app every cultural phenomenon comes down to two things. Math and magic. 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Tuesday on FOX, all is about Morgan Carli, Lloyd, and making, you know, they leave the US women's national team, I guess Thailand group play coverage begins at two pm eastern eleven AM Pacific, and all matches of the two thousand nineteen depot women's World Cup will be live on FOX F S one, streaming on the Fox Sports at Kendrick Perkins is played with a Celtics thunder and Cavaliers all in the finals. You've been in plenty of these finals before we were talking about injuries. I said to you during the break, what is the most injured and in pain, you have been in the NBA playoffs you had to play? What was it, it was? It was a time when I was in. Okay. See when we went to the finals. Yeah. Tool like I don't know of is called a growing bone. Because Georgia's made me feel some type of way she was like I didn't know about, but my ligament growing. Yeah, my grown was missing on my right side. So you had no ligament, on the right side of your groin note. And you played with it the whole time I was like taped up and night. I couldn't sleep, but they'll give me Toro side before the game. And I was fine. And I played all the way through it actually did it in the first round, and I just played all the way through, and you weren't paying. I was. Yeah, for sure. Lord. Well, Jason your brother. Jason Taylor told me a story once about his foot. Oh, yeah. He's he had an awful injury in when he was in Washington. Redskins the hills died from the contusion, his leg almost got a blood clot. It's you have to be very people don't understand the, the that's why both these teams frankly Toronto's not one hundred percent healthy either both these names falling apart and nobody's a hundred percent Hilton when you get down to the finals like everybody, nobody is a hundred percent. Some is hurting somebody like that's why I say, never come down to exit and those when is, when is this late in the season, it always come down the wheel Powell who wanted the most. Right. Like everybody, you know, everybody tendencies is about who wanted the most. Everybody's tied body's aching who wanted the most. Yeah. Toronto. Right now is playing great basketball they played with more urgency in game three. They okay. So I want to play game today perk. Okay. So I want you. I'm gonna give you five six free agents your the free agent. I want you. I want you to think about everything money contract brand city coaching. So let's start this free agency destination with perk. Let's start with one. You've got strong opinions on Kevin Durant perk. You are Kevin Durant. Where do you choose? And why I'll go to the New York, Knicks, Kevin Durant. I'll tell you, it's the franchise it would be great for basketball for, for the NBA it would be just beautiful for basketball period. And if I'm Kevin Durant, I go to I change the whole dynamic change. Everything about it. Bring back that energy of try to win the title if he goes to win a title in New York, man, his legacy goes through the roof. Do you worry that don't have any players now to play with who would he go play with Kevin Knox? I mean unless they get a second. He goes there winds thirty seven game. I think he I think I think a lot of guys in the free agents who would love to go play. Okay. The I think Correa go in Korea, and I've been very critical cod has been a Batman. But I think that would be a perfect fit for him to go and play alongside Kevin Durant. All right. Let's go coli Leonard starts the year as his career as a spur moved to Toronto. People think he's going to the clippers you are coli Leonard us stay into Rondo. I mean, even if he goes to the clippers e still won't be the biggest name in LA is still be LeBron James. I stay into Rondo and he has a chance to be the biggest star in the country. In canada. So why leave like you have everything we talking about, like this could be like huge field marketing wise, everything like he already getting free food and a free condo life? What is, and then on top of that, like, he, he will have a whole country, not just the city but the whole country. All right. Jimmy Butler reportedly Sixers would like to pay him. But, you know, Jimmy's a little older Kendrick. He wants a lot of money. Where do you think where would you go if you're Jimmy Butler us, the Philly, I think, is the perfect match phone. I think they got a great young core. If I'm Jimmy stays in Philly. The organization is great. I think ill brand is, is move dog innovation in the right direction. You got young talent within Joe and be a into buys hairs. And I, I don't leave I think you will won one game from reaching of the Eastern Conference finals issue. And I if I'm Jimmy Butler. Stay. Okay. So you have coli, and Jimmy Butler, staying Kevin Durant going cross country Klay Thompson of the warriors. If I'm Clayton house, I'm leaving. I'm going to the Lakers on wants to the Lakers. I'm going to Los Angeles, and I'm going to play on the side, LeBron James, and I think LeBron James would cater to clay and take a back seat to Klay because I I'm really I'm really interested in the clay be the man of a team like we all go always go like go to stays always going to be still team if I'm clay, I think I'm going to the Lakers. Do you think you know it's interesting because most people think he will stay in Golden State, but it is odd that. You know, he'll never be if Kevin Durant stayed. He again is the fourth most talked-about warrior because Draymond gets more talk. It is fascinating Claes the best player in the league. And the that's the least disgust co I may be quiet. We talk about all the time. I wonder if that weighs on him. I mean it's crazy because Klay Thompson has actually been the best shooting guard in this postseason above James harden, above CJ McCullough, who I love most, he's been the best to gore, best shooting, Gordon, his postseason in he still just don't get enough credit. Forty bring to the tape. All right per Cody alike tonight and why warriors trail to one Klay Thompson will play. He will not be at one hundred percent. He popped a hamstring. So they're going to need twenty points out of him. He's not at his best K D will not play people, Steve cursing game five or six is now likely who do you like tonight and why the raptors I think the riding a wave of Golden State have yet to convince me that they that they keep them that they could beat the even hang with of the raptors period. I mean think about this game one the raptors one in good fashion. Game to the raptors beat. Themselves and game three the Rams. Yes dominate so the right now the raptors are really confident. And I, they, they are really good and will coach in. I just think the world will give him enough respect. And I just don't see this Golden State team beat knees guys. I'm telling you, man. They are really, really good there long. By the way, these two teams have now played five times the raptors held one four games. The line tonight is minus four and a half Golden State favored at home. Here's here's the interesting thing, though, is, you know, we suspect Kevin Durant could come back. But does anybody think first of all he hasn't played with his team in a while? There's always been this Kevin Durant gets his, he doesn't always feel of the warriors. He's just the best player in the world. If Durant comes back, there's a, there's a strong likelihood, it doesn't it's not perfect initially did you? Ever plan a good team. I mean, you're in the finals with a Celtics thunder Cavs when a star was out, and then is inserted back into the team. It's generally not game. One magic knows done not at all. Because I mean, Golden State was before, before all the injuries fours with Klay bull before they met with Toronto. They was playing at a different pace. Right. Steph was drug loom when Katie was playing you know, he took a back seat, but still was having a horrible play offs. Katie got hurt and stuff elevated his game. So it won't be that easy. And that's why I get it is to Toronto because same guys same guys. But I mean it's just, you know, ma'am tenue plays the fact the chemistry you got cousins coming back off injury. You don't know how to what kind of rotations, you wanna do it just a lot of things changes. There's a lot of answers with the raptors. I kind of know what I get in certain situations because of health, there's a lot of questions with the warriors. Network late tonight. What a what get with boogie tonight. Right. Exactly. And I mean like I said yesterday, the bigs have been on song, heroes so tonight, I think just as valuable, I mean, just as much as we expect out of clay, we gotta get some out of boogie tonight. We have to 'cause clay fifty percent against this raptors stain ah. Just I don't see he might surprise him. But I don't see them win this game tonight, good stuff. Kendrick perk, good senior you to joy with the news. This is the third line news. Well, we are expected to see Klay Thompson tonight for game four and Steph curry is excited about that. Everyone knows what play means the warriors on offense. But Steph pointing out yesterday, how vital clay can be on the defensive end as well. Huber falling over the shooting and hot he can get off into him. But the way that our team plays defensively and then the chemistry that we have, and they experience. He's right at the forefront of that. And it's a tough adjustment. When like I said, guys who haven't been in that position consistently in these type of moments thrown into, you know, to his minutes. Joking after the game the other night that now Steph knows what it's like to have to carry a team one whole game. I mean this is one playoff game clay's ever missed in his career. So steps always kind of had someone at least someone they're supporting him in those big moments. This dynasty could end tonight, not Jimmy not, not literally, but if they come out and clay gives you about sixty percent when you pop a hamstring. I mean Kevin Durant had some time here. So Kevin Durant. Injury was clearly worse than we thought or it's just not one of those injuries that easy to come back from. Are we sure this is for clay a popped hamstring? I mean I think they're not gonna let him go out there if he's not able to play. I know he wants to play. He's made that very clear and he's, he's a pretty resilient guy. There's only playoff game. He's ever missed. But I mean it's just like purchase said, no one is one hundred percent. It's very long season. The WADA games, probably the most arrested is quiet Leonard and he has been running on full steam as entire playoff run. So he's not at one hundred percent either. It is amazing. You know, we think of it. Was funny about the Super Bowl, I could be wrong on this, but between both teams there were only like one or two injuries like Cooper Cup was missed the NFL teams joy were healthier in the Super Bowl that are basketball teams are in the NBA finals. You think about the non contact sport eighty two games, then twenty playoff games are Super Bowl. Football teams were healthier. Then our basketball teams are at the end. Well, that's a misconception basketball is a contact. Oh, god. Not a collision sport and that could be argument as well. But they are not running into each other every single play. But it is one hundred percent of context for it, and they're not wearing pads or helmets ever. See anybody. If folks if you ever go to an NBA game and you go there early, and you see the announcers and the executives there are a lot of former basketball players. Look at the posture of those six eight guys, they've all got bad backs. Like every old NBA guy in his fifty has bad posture that league. They've gotta wear and tear on your. They've all got bad shoulders. They've all got bad ankles. They've all got bad backs. The sport beach up, it'll be interesting to see how play bounce back tonight. So Kevin Durant, reportedly isn't the only franchise shading star and the next radar this offseason, according to see proper of Newsday New York is expected to push hard for why but not just because of his game quote. There's a contingent in the in the Knicks front office. That is Namur not just with Leonard two-way towns on the court, but with the fact that he would bring little drama with him. If Durant is a soap opera and Kyrie Irving is a viral mean, brought to life Leonard is a National Geographic documentary without a word. That's so true. Kind of a good description of apply Leonard, who I Leonard to me is not a New York knick. I don't I mean obviously this is a possibility. But I don't see why you know what's funny about this, though. Think about the stars in New York, people that really worked ally. Manning, no drama, Derek Jeter. No drama, not allot Bernie Williams. Not a lot of drama. And now Iraq, great, but probably unraveled. It's like New York creates drama, a lot of the stars in New York have been low drama personnel thing. It's an interesting perspective on it. The post also reported that next president, Steve mills. In general manager, Scott Perry are fully expecting to get a meeting with the wise old. They are the report. We'll see finally, the patriots released awesome Severi Jenkins this week, which took another post-punk tight end off the table. There's another one of those options but he'll miss the first four games of the year. With a suspension and yesterday, Tom Brady's book about how important that group is to the patients success. Got to be a position of strength even if it's not one player but multiple players doing different roles. You know, there was times in my career before that where we can learn. Approaches. So. No one's going to make any excuse autumn's. We're gonna do everything that can't be the best. We can be squared time intestinal tied fish. And those guys a weakness in the dynasty, Jude. You know what he was doing last night. It was a bring party night at Robert Kraft house. They do that once a year where they collect another ring once here. It's like an annual every year. It kind of is like a manual event the other pets. Millions are Matt Lacoste Stephen Anderson. Ryan is an Andrew Beck. Watson is the only current member of that group is caught a regular season pass. And that was in two thousand nine this, this video, I'm sorry for a radio audience, look at this video. Yeah. I've seen this before. A bunch of times. It's something that's my quarterback right there. I mean he looked like Thanos. He does doesn't he isn't it chlorine. Gronk, he's girlfriend. Yes, it is. A look at those, those are just that it right. You know what that is right there? England's got the Queen the Royal family. This is our Royal family in America. The patriots somewhat dysfunctional at times, just like the Royal family in England, joy with the news. Well, that's the news. And thanks for stopping by heard lie. Tomorrow's headlines today with Jason McIntyre. We're twenty minutes from throw into the World Cup. Don't go anywhere. Be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific. Let's just ground the conversation for a second. There's two point two billion people who use Facebook. It's about the size of Christianity. 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Tomorrow's headline today aimed for tonight. I, I think the raptors will probably win the NBA finals. I think they're going to win the title and Colin the headline will be yawn kind of over. It already aren't you? I'm it's been a bad final. Let's be honest. I didn't think the last game had any juice. I mean listen we're talking about the three biggest stories in the finals involve Drake on the sideline with Steph curry Draymond green. We got the owner minority owner of the warriors, shoving a player and Kevin Durant sitting out because he's injured those are the three storylines. Imagine the Super Bowl. Okay. And one of the biggest stars did not play in the game. That's what we're looking at. Here. Kevin Durant best player in the NBA not even plane. And we have that. Well, it'd be Mike hungrily without Mike. Mike, jordan. Michael Jordan out of the finals. That's what we're talking about here like LeBron bird magic yet. There's no listen. I love basketball but I have found myself the editor night. I was sitting there thinking, God, this feels likeness Sacramento against Dallas, just had no Jews that bad. But people when I when I mentioned putting an Asterix by the title people freaked out on the couple of days ago, and it was one of those situations, where when you look at the Cavs losing to the warriors in two thousand fifteen people said, we'll know Kevin love and Kyrie. Those are the second and third best players. Okay. Kevin Durant is the best player. We establish that a long time ago. If the best player doesn't play I just it's tough to get into this game. We're talking about Quinn cook and Jonas Gerashchenko Colin like those guys are also seeing great players like boogie who are not at one hundred percent sees. Yeah. I mean it's there's something. There's something to it been yawn inducing. Let's be real Friday night game four is this mandatory for you tonight. Or you kind of it's funny. It I'll watch it. But it I don't I always try to be a consumer. I don't feel massive urgency. I don't feel like I felt the couple years ago in love kyri LeBron super teams. Yeah. I mean that was like I could not wait for the game to happen. All right. Tomorrow's headlines today. We'll K D leave the warriors in the off season. I think it's pretty clear last week here. I said, thirty one and one that stats irrelevant. The headline will be match made in Kevin Colin. There is a lot of juice been talking to someone around the team in Toronto went with them to the bay area. There is a feeling Kevin Durant is needed on this team. The players know it, you can see it, Kevin Durant's really invested look at these numbers they're down without him offense in college. When you look defensively, this team is just a joke. They're not as good. No, no. They miss his length. Kevin durant. Gets a bad rap because I don't think he was a great defender early. Kevin durant. And underrated defender if for no other reason as length. Yeah. And you can't switch on everything. And they gave up like what one hundred twenty three points. I mean the offense has been hurting a bit. But they did score one hundred nine in each game that should be good to win last year's Cavs topped one hundred nine only once and these raptors is just getting whatever they want. There's a vibe, Kevin Durant. Seriously? Could stay in Golden State after this. I know a lot of guys that this network disagree with me. He's gone, Colin are you starting to come around match made in Kevin, I would never as his agent. Tell him to take less money and go to a worse ownership group. I could never tell my client that I could just I would just say, listen I've. I not that I listen, I rely on my agent, I say to my agent. How does it land for you? If he comes out and says, well, you're gonna make less money and work for a significantly worse owners group. I would advise you in my opinion, you're better served here for a year. I think Kevin ends is career elsewhere. I just don't think today's the day goes, like unfinished business. They lose the finals way to segue. You guys need me. Let me come back win another championship, and then look elsewhere before departing this sub so maros headlines today, which big name stars Hines with the Knicks. Oh boy, Colin a month ago. It looked great right? All we got Zay on. We got Durant. Kyrie right now. The headline will be New York nixed. Oh, James Dolan, looking very forlorn there for the Knicks. And again seriously a month ago. Oh, well, we got we got Zion in the lottery and Durant wants to come here, you saw the Kyrie Irving stuff that's pop. Yesterday. He's hanging out with Brooklyn. Nets up in the club. I've been saying for a while in this network. Kyrie Irving has been texting nets players all season. Like there is a connection there is he gonna go there who knows it's fluid? But right now the Knicks could be in the mix. I remember when you did a worst case scenario, maybe a week ago on free agents, it's starting to feel that way for the next Colin hay, Dismore Ning. I strongly believe this and I said it on Monday. People that I trust her telling me kyri has told Brooklyn. I'm coming. That's why Brooklyn yesterday was willing to give who first round pick. Right. And they did that because kyri has told them I'm coming here, by the way, Kyrie had an Instagram post yesterday where he talked about. There's no place like home. I think kyri has told the nets. I'm coming that gave them the confidence to move to first round picks out getting another MAC. Now it's unclear who they'll get Jimmy Butler will be. I think that's and we've said on this show before, Jimmy Butler, and Kyrie are tight. I personally don't think Kevin Durant would want to join Kyrie Irving. I agree with as really makes salmon the minority. But I agree with you. And then who co Leonard's aren't going to Brooklyn? I don't see that Jimmy Butler is the landing spot. I think Jimmy Butler, and Kyrie Irving. Listen the nets history, they'd be overjoyed with that. They would be it would be a top three or four team in the east. Of course. Coli leaves. Well, they'd be one of the more interesting teams period that ownership group wants to be interesting because when you're battling the Knicks the jets the Yankees, the mats and interesting plays a big part lebrons watching LeBron. What's plan c and d in any you guys don't get Jimmy Butler boy maros headlines today with the Cowboys give back a big deal like Scott with the eagles. I love this topic. I can't wait for my radio show tomorrow. At least an hour on it. I Colin you've heard of the phrase, lame duck president. Yes. Yes. Okay. I think the headline will be lame. Dak quarterback I know you like to get punny with it. Listen. You can't give Dak Prescott thirty million dollars. I Carson Wentz got a lot. He's established himself. He was an MVP leader before the injury in two years ago when he was gonna win the MVP going away. There's a list floating around right now of all the thirty million dollar quarterback Matt Ryan. Russell wilson. Well, there's a common thread. They've all won something Dak Prescott has I think one playoff victory like this is not a guy. Why you can pay thirty million. If you do that you could just forget about Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott. I don't think they will pay Dak I don't see how you can. Well, they have to world-class linebackers, it feels like you'd have to make a choice on one. And they're both. Unbelievable. Vanda rash and Jalen Smith. Now Jalen had the injury. So you'd probably go with the guy that hasn't had the injury in football. And then you'd be giving up a Pro Bowl level. You got a Jones the corners. Unbelievable. Listen. I like Dak Prescott is a good quarterback. But when you're talking about paying him thirty million in that upper echelon pitch. I don't think he's there yet. He's a cut above average. Not if you're, here's the thing, if you're Jerry Jones, the bottom line is just think again, how does an owner see the world. Obviously Jerry wants to win, but Jerry's DNA. He's a business man. Dak makes we talk about Dax like we talked about Romo, he's on every show with the case for whoever is quarterback. When Quincy Carter about the count. Boy, I wanna talk about the Dallas Cowboys. He's not Quincy Dak makes them first of all, when Dacca's quarterbacking they're not chaotic. They're they're solid. They're not Goulet goes crazy on this. But the Cowboys would Dak you always feel like did won't melt down. They won't get blown out. They'll go on the road. They've got a they've got a grownup. The way a bit strong meltdown. I mean, how many nightmares plays did he Evan that game against Seattle playoff game at home? I don't. Is it? I would sooner roll the dice with a medium backup quarterback. Oh God with those skill position players. They're loaded at the skill position. You can't win in this league with a C minus QB. Can't Mitch Trubisky. You know what you need? You need to go to Peres fell talent. Blackhawks at the beach smoke on the hand. The World Cup is coming up. France Korea next on f s one we have a fine lower on the radio side. Don't go anywhere in LA. It's the hard one more heard the herd streams, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week within the iheartradio app. Search her to listen live or on demand whenever you like be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app. We're going to have something very fun in our best for last today. Roscosmos, our social media guru, and he's going to bring on some of the most memorable moments in his four years, working here, social media stuff and shockingly, what you reacted to the most people always say your click baiting. You're trying to get clicks. It's, it's unbelievable. What gets attention. And what doesn't sometimes it stuff? I would have never guessed. I just got a sneak peek at some of them a rob Parker is joining us odd. Couple with Chris Broussard, everyday Fox Sports radio teaches sports commentary at USC also host to inside the Parker podcast on the heard podcast network. So hold on the patriots last night. Rob, I know that you enjoy. She has a little more class when discussing it. Oh, it bothers you deeply that the patriots once again, last night, had a ring opening ceremony show. The video here. In a bothers, you doesn't it? Well, the just rubbing it in everybody here, they are. They're big rings. I hope that they gave Tom Brady a cubic zirconiums ring a specially. When you think that he didn't even do anything to win the Super Bowl collared, no touchdowns one pick fumble had under two hundred yards. That was a parting gift for his career this loose last championship. By the way, he had if you play in five six seventy s Super Bowls, you do get one off game. He was better than Goff know, he was put if you would have gone into that Super Bowl told the Rams that they would hold a patriots to thirteen points and win win the Super Bowl. Nobody would believe you. Yeah, it was. It was it was a chunky God. Beyond. Yeah. I liked it because it was yeah, but I get the people who said it was kind of a dud. Okay. So let's talk about this. You have been on this. Raptors thing. You believe a lot of people think. It's yawn finals. The ratings are way down you love with the raptors are doing I really do. I think that when you look at what the raptors have done and with the ratings I get part of it. But I think part of it might be actually warriors for Teague not like a dislike of the raptors. But that we've seen this. We haven't we haven't had five years in a row hasn't happened for team since the sixty. No, listen. The patriots Rams Super Bowl. Number was down people felt people wanted to see somebody new, I've got achieve say, what of have seen the Chiesa get. I do think listen. The Spurs dynasty, I was thinking about this driving in this morning. It was never a rating success ever. It never worked with Dunkin was young in his prime and then incredibly likeable guys David Robinson. The Spurs dynasty, by the way. Alabama's dynasty has not helped college football ratings. I do think the warriors did help it, but a has set in I really do. And the other thing is you don't count the numbers from Canada. So that's a big knock the numbers of going to naturally be down. But what they've shown teams is that it doesn't have to be a super team kinda thing to be able to win, adding one star via trade to what you already had can can put you in that situation to me, it's like the old fashioned way, the way that the, the raptors have put together a team that's on the break. I think a winning a championship. I picked them originally in six games. I don't know. I'm not as confident as everybody else thinking that old awards gonna win game four auto medically tonight. I'm not that confident without K D in clay is going to be seventy percent. Right. He's not going to be one hundred percent. And you saw even with Steph trying to, you know, CIA. Up everything he could. We got the forty seven point and it was still not competitive, and it wasn't up to Ronald led the whole way. Yeah. It was it was like always about six seven. And then they would right away to three or go fine. I never felt, there's never a moment that game I felt Golden State was in control of it. I thought Toronto looked like the better team on that. You know what there's something to be said? Toronto was getting easier baskets like whenever I watch a football game watch the first two series. Who's moving the ball more easily that tells you that a winning line play. It doesn't matter exactly what's happening. But if a team is creating holes, they're winning up front and a team that went up front early generally wins because they want up front early late. The owner situation. I came down pretty strong on it. I'll go to right on the money spot on. And I'm I'm dead serious because I thought they should tell them out of the ownership circle and banned him from the arena. Now, some people said, you're living in the moment, he's not a horrible human. He had a horrible moment, but this is not real life. You said it earlier, it's a country club that you have to be voted in. It's not just I have more money than you. Gimme a team. It doesn't work like that. There's a lot of Silicon Valley money. They did not let in exactly did. So, so that's not that's not the basis on you being an owner. And this is the same Commissioner. And I think Adam silver has to look at himself seriously and say, wait a minute you force, Donald sterling to sell this team over words, whether you agree with them or not in his own home, that will record it illegally you forced him to sell his team. And now you're telling a guy who actually may physics. Conduct tack with a player in arena, Ontario Reno or tape in front of everybody and you just going to say, well, he was apologetic that should never be allowed because you got fans looking and if you'd come down hard on fans and you tell them people you do not touch players. You just don't do it. You got to do the same joy, brought this up earlier and I think it's an interesting point. Let's people are saying, I'm overreacting but. I do think you do have to be a little more protective of an NBA player, hockey guys are protected by glass football baseball players by walls and distance gulford by rope. And tennis, generally, you know, you you're up in this case, stands in the NBA, I can literally, I've talked to NBA players during the game. Sure. So I do think as a Commissioner if you air on the side of protecting the players physical being. I don't think I think that's the side you should always be anew should always be a little harsh when it comes down to physical contact, I supported the players in the mouse and the palace. I got the most hate mail I've ever received and I always said, folks, your in an arena during the Coliseum. And they're throwing things at you what I would be, I would literally be like I'm throwing punches. I'm fighting for my life. It's nine guys against sixteen thousand people. Right. I get that. But the only thing that in that situation that was spared. But because it was a bad deal. It was a bad deal because there was children and kids in the stands and there with chairs would be thrown amid minute. Could have really really been bad, and they were fortunate that nobody got seriously heard, but you can't enter the stands. I get it the throwing because you, you go up there. You just said it. There's nine of you and you enter the stand, you don't know what people now. And back then doing. No metal detectors. You didn't know what a guy had if he was packing. He or had a knife. You didn't so that nobody has to go through. So let's segue back to this, though. You think silver was to light. I think it was too light. And I think this is a situation where an owner and a guy who has a lot of money was worth two point three billion dollars, and you're, you're looking the other way. And I think it sends a bad message and the Steve Kerr stuff tells you exactly right. Yeah. Kerr reacted with an minute and was harsh on this owner guide telling you I told joy this this morning. Steve Kerr's probably had to go in one of these Dushi. Yachts, and to suck up to the right. This is the way it works. Right. You know, the owners say they have a summer fling, with advertisers, and Steve caress to go and a player. Has to go for advertisers. Steve Kerr's private on a yacht with that owner before and wanted to throw off. Yeah. I mean so you this is the way it works. You have these summer yacht trips and all, and this is different for, for Adam Subas usually a play Commissioner that he siding with an owner in his case. Listen minutes this punishment thing for these commissioners. It's not easy social media's made it really hard. Finally. You're going to bang on staff. Forty-seven eight eight steps unbelievable. Wasn't enough. And you notice calling going into that game he had to get somebody else along with him that we've seen these big games. Bye. Bye, guys. Normally you don't win. Normally that's not the winning formula, and maybe felt compelled early on to try to keep them in the game. But if he couldn't get somebody else as his fall. Nobody else could hit a jumper. No. I get it. I just thought I thought it was empty to me. It just didn't it wasn't a if you win that game. You telling me, you're, you're a different kind of player that you don't have clay. You don't have. K D. We'll must win game. What if I took off, you joy Goulet in to him, sitting here yelling and a studio. Don't you have to have some help? No, I understand. Yes. To have some help. But I think sometimes we make a big deal about stats in numbers. I and to me, they don't always add auto. I took me sports has a short menu. Wins and losses those two things that matter. And you know what Steph lost, and you're blaming him. Yeah, 'cause you know what had they won. He would have gotten all the credit is that not fair win. If they would've won we would be ranting and raving about how great Steph as look at what he did. Oh my God. He's one of the greatest players we've ever seen. And when he loses people go, well you spec, same thing. I always to say with the fat five at Michigan. You don't expect him to win the freshman sophomore. No wait. A minute had they go into the championship and won the game count. It wouldn't. You say it's the greatest win by five freshmen ever. And then you when they get there you say, well, you can't blame them. They're only freshmen, they will. They got to the championship. Why can't they win? If you have a very harsh view of life, rob Parker, my friend, odd couple with Chris Broussard, Fox Sports radio. Good. See anybody always joy with the news. This is the heard line news. So the NBA and Adam silver announced yesterday that minority owner Mark Stevens has been banned for a year and fined five hundred thousand dollars for shoving Powell Lowery. And allegedly telling saying go bleep yourself to him and Lowry gave his reaction to punishments and some perspective. The guy said to you to go Blake yourself. Is that accurate? Yeah. Multiple times a guy like that show his true class, and he shouldn't be a part of our league understand that the moment. My team needed me understand that they're, they're plenty of fans and kids and in the world watching this game and me being a grown man. Having kids myself, I'm gonna grow man. You know. And I you know, my kids have could always go back and see that. Oh myself to a high standard. And I've got to make sure that I uphold that. You know what I think this situation really lacked for me was the main thing that stood out. It was just a complete lack of dignity. You know what I mean just watching the owner watching that guy who we thought which was a fan shove Carr Lowrey? And then when you find out that it's really a part, owner of the team, it's like. If you ask yourself this. Hey guys, there's video of the internet yesterday about a hockey fight in Boston could all you guys stop? Being idiots at sporting events women don't get into these messes like does every guy have to have a couple of years and being hideous, like FBI diets. Deitz for in the upper deck with women. It's really if it's unfortunate because that kind of the h-have yer has just been excused as that's just what happens at games. No, you know, you just have one too many and everyone's yelling and I understand it's an environment. There's a lot of energy and there's a lot of animosity. There's fans of one team fans the other people start talking trash, and that's fine. But there's never an excuse to put your hands on somewhat. And this to me is the reason why it says serious having verbal exchange with someone is one thing. And then when then there's another line like the line passed. That is if you start getting racial, or you start getting physical with when I watched that video, I can see the owner Yellen something. What's amazing to me? The touching is obviously the worst part of it. The idea I own an NBA franchise, and I'm going to tell a player to blank himself, if what it's the ultimate, how you went, Dr ultimate display of privilege. It is the idea that you have. Have you are in titled to behave? However, is because of what it is that you have. I mean that's all there is to it. And, and my main issue with it is that, if it goes the other way and coury doesn't feel the way that he does. Penny decides that he doesn't appreciate a grown man, putting his hands on him in that moment, everyone's gonna be crushing cow allowing and telling saying that he doesn't have control and he acted inappropriately, he's going to get panned for the rest of the finals, and it's just it could have gone so badly. And it's just remarkable to me that it's that it's an owner behaving like that. I mean, it's everybody Gillis so Kyra reportedly has a low probability returning to the Celtics. But even if he was the lead. Boston team is expected to back out of their pursuit of Anthony Davis. According to Chris, Mannix. It turns out the pelicans are covering Jason Tatum, the most in a potential trade for a D too. Yeah. That's I mean, that's the main piece. So it'd be Tatum, Marcus smart likely, and the number fourteen pick. I don't think we're Anthony Davis given up. Jason Tatum for Anthony Davis because there's no guarantee I wouldn't do it. I would I I'm telling you. I think if you bring back Boston's team next year. I think they went fifty five games and end up in the Eastern Conference finals, not. Sure, they'll win it, but I'm not giving up. Jason tatum. The whole draft is trying to find Jason Tatum. A twenty year old Jason Tatum either. I, I don't. I think that you have the core that you need, and develop anything, is obviously, it'd be huge piece. But there's no guarantee that he stays there. And that's really not Boston's way. I mean, that's what Toronto did they took a huge risk and still don't know if it's paying off today. But what within the finals is the first that might not open their franchise to me. It's a success, you, I think you build towards success. So obviously, Anthony Davis is a huge move. But I think that's too much to give up for someone. Who you don't have a guarantee, is gonna say finally the eagles have signed Carson Wentz to a four year contract extension that will keep him in Philly through twenty twenty four and Wentz responded to his one hundred twenty eight million dollar contract yesterday. What's up eagles nation? Can't even explain to you. How excited I am right now to be part of this great city for this. Many more years means the world to me, I wanna thank Jeffrey. Uri Howie Roseman coach Peterson the entire organization all of my teammates for supporting me. It's gonna be a fun ride by no means is the work done. We're just getting started this year is going to be special. And I look forward to seeing you guys on Sundays at the link this fall. Thanks again. God, blessed and go eagles my favorite to get to the Super Bowl out of the NFC Philadelphia. Really? Yep. Yep. I think we could see Tom Brady, Carson Wentz Super Bowl recording this, you know, that's now on tape is this on tape? Yeah. Well, actually live. You are listening. I actually think it's going to be Philadelphia. New england. New England again. I didn't Kansas City is real close in Indianapolis and real close. Charters are real AFC is really good at the top. New England makes us here. Well, you sound like a Miami fan. You guys never do. Do you know we don't that? Order you ever learn to make the playoffs once every like twenty years, Jordan, the news? Well, that's the news. Thanks for stopping by heard lie. Best for last our top five social moments Facebook Twitter. What are the things over the last four years? We've done some songs some parodies that you loved, and you hated Ross gas Moore, his last day at FOX. We're gonna pay him a tribute. That's coming up in five minutes. Be sure to catch live additions on the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific father's day's coming up, Tommy John exclusive gifts featuring lounge wear apparel. Use the code her twenty percent off your first order. I want to bring in our social media producer, Ross Gaspar who is leaving our show. Let's hear it for Ross. We haven't lost many people in four years, but he's wildly talented. And this is what happens when you have wildly talented people, we have been able little Pat, on the back for us between our Facebook and our YouTube, and our Twitter accounts. You run those we have it's I think it's been the secret sauce to our success, which is a double digit growth in all of our platforms. And I tell people they'll say, you know, how do you think you were able to leave a big company come over here? Now assay our social media is the gateway to us, and it's amazing. So you run our Facebook Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and then help oversee our YouTube so today as an ode to you people often think you're doing this for clicks, you're doing this for clicks. First of all, I don't Cape. We don't get paid in clicks. I don't. But what's funny is what lands with the public are you often surprised because every day during the show, I o Ross comes out and says, what do you think about doing these in Iowa? Say what's hitting with the public road is the public like today. Right. We have no idea. When we when we prepare for our show, I have no idea what you're gonna like. So what you like I put up on my Twitter and the Facebook. So you're going to give us today. These are the top five what top five most viewed Facebook video. So Facebook is our largest platform. So those are biggest numbers. So these are the five years that resonated with our audience on Facebook, and across Fox Sports, the most. So let's go number five. So number five this was the showdown of the century, Colin cowherd verse Baker Mayfield. You obviously said some things about Baker that he didn't like he came on and defended himself in among them was that he didn't celebrate with his teammates. Let's say listen, did you watch the rest of the game? I watched the whole game you did. So you. Saw me celebrates my teammates, like the three touchdowns before that, too. I don't like that. Oh, okay. Yeah. You pull the one clip of me running right there to our fans and people that traveled well to that game first of all, and then you didn't show the rest of the clip of me going door sideline acting like I just ran away from everybody. I'd like you to be with your teammates at watch the rest of the game. I was naked how much video got seven point one million on Facebook. And if you add Twitter and YouTube with Facebook over ten million views now I had a sneaking suspicion that, that was one by the way, he is so likable in that video, I'm not. But I love Baker in that video the best thing is that everybody said that he beat you awesome. And then obviously everybody resonated with it went to obviously a lot of blogs, embedded it and got over seven seven million viewers. Okay. What was number four? So number four was in may of last year. You did a top ten MBA list and a that got seven point nine million views on Facebook. What the list list people love list. I think that's also. Why best for last does very well on social because it's a list, and people love to digest lay. So this got seven point nine million views, but notably Jaanus on Instagram if you remember he replied to you, because he was number seven with the laughing emoji because I had been Simmons at five. Right. That's what everybody was sort of the shell shock. Was that? That Ben Simmons had a great rookie year and then decided to hang out and date, a general summer and never shot a basketball, but I had said, Ben Simmons point guard of the future. By the way, a lot of people were in a band. But they people thought my Ben pick was observed. Right. But you think Janas posting this elevated our list? Yeah. I think obviously anytime you can get influence or engage with anything you do. I keep open a tab of all the verified Twitter people that engage with our video, so like when Baker and Odell sort of got involved with the thing, a couple of weeks ago, I was able to see that I didn't have to search through everything. So there's always a verified list of people that you can see if they engage with your concentrating number three. So number three was this was may also have last year LeBron in the finals. You didn't say that he was better than Michael Jordan. You just said that he faced tougher competition. Let's take a listen. It's time for Colin to give you a history lesson. I didn't watch nineteen Ninety-three playoff basketball on you. A tube. I was twenty seven I actually watched the games all of them in nineteen Ninety-three. You were facing high end playoff teams in the east with zero or one elite shooter. It was a less skilled era back then if you could hit a three you were called a three point specialist. It was a thing now it's a requirement nine of the ten players on the floor that LeBron is facing can hit it three back then nine of ten players on the floor. We're not allowed to take three and that got how much feedback nine million views so secrets on Facebook alone. So the secret sauce is LeBron. He's consistently the number one topic regardless if he's in the playoffs or out of the playoffs, I believe, totally in that, by the way, and then everybody now can shoot you have to go out and guard. It used to be able to have ninety percent of the guys when he could sue could. They did the hand. Check out of the. Game. Yeah. But back then you could just go and take a jumper. Now you have to go out and guard guys. They make one dribble, their past you on the way to the deck, I think years ago, I think the game is way athletes are bigger stronger faster and country Buddhist for Monday. Okay. So this says nine million just on Facebook put it get with the other stuff, does it matter. I mean, probably not, but probably in the tent double digit million views. Okay. Second biggest thing in the history of your social media producing career. So no stood on is lavar ball came on in June of last year. He called LeBron was going to come to the Lakers, but he was kinda wrong on the second part. Let's take a listen. I don't believe LeBron's going to be a Laker. I know he's going to be a Laker. I told you to call him L A bra. Listen, LeBron comes here is about LeBron. Does he puncture lonzo's growth? No. You don't give my son the best players in the world. Don't they gonna win? You put Lonzo jello and LeBron you win a championship, and that got what ten million views on Facebook on Facebook, I would have never guessed. He's not wrong because they don't know jello in, so I will say, it'd be the off-season lavar for as crazy as he is hits on a lot of stuff. He's his sons. The point guard for the Lakers. Not like he didn't have access. Okay. So the number one thing you told me I was going to be surprised by that. Yeah. So the number one thing and we look at all the data, we talk about the biggest stars was a parody song that we did in two thousand seventeen ally. Manning was having the worst season of his career he actually got bench for Gino Smith. Yeah. You gave out an emotional plea for you lie manning. Let's take a listen. To make good kid. Good. So great so great. Not that gre-. Kind of Putin. Live. And that is our most. Yep. That's eleven point two million views, and I believe, across off all sports, that's like a top five all time. Video on the history of FOX sport. Facebook page. It's incredible. Now is there. You know, my favorite moment. Right. Was my favorite song, it was so awful was the Colin capper Nick song. How did that do comparatively not as well? How many get believe it was ninety seven thousand. So that was not that I believe this is my favorite thing. We ever did. It was this was this was before. He was like a social thing. This was just when he got bench. Yeah. Being a niner's quarterback heroes. This is awful. This is awful. Com. K. Thanks you. That former Jack wa. It gets worse. Like and stink. Pass. Came. This is the whole gets worse. Listen. For two instead of kid, but I was ten five throw. Yeah. That was our worst. Didn't do it just bombed out comparatively app, but that was twenty fifteen. So page wasn't as big. So you've been great. Thank you. Ross is a guy behind the scenes when we do this show, people don't see a lot of our morning meeting. In fact, just recently, the at letting the new subscription website filmed, our morning meeting. We don't like letting people in because Armond katayan respect him so much. We put him in and it's two vital part of our process. We argue yell tell jokes, and we lean heavily on people like Ross who lives in a world that I don't have a ton of time to spend on, but I with all my heart you have been the gateway to our success when I go out in the airports, and I travel, and I'm in restaurants, teenagers, anybody eighteen to thirty always knows me from. Facebook YouTube than the other stuff. So my friend, you've been absolutely great. Thank you. 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Hour 1: Finals and Lowry Altercation

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Hour 1: Finals and Lowry Altercation

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I skipped out over the last couple of days and gentlemen, I cannot put into words how sick I was over the last forty eight hours. Here's all you need to know. Usually they'll get it to my personal business. I really really don't. But dammit, because we all family, and I have the obviously, you have a right to know why the hell I wasn't at work. I mean, all you need to know is just imagine waking up and your voice feel like sandpaper. Then after. That to coughing up. Yes, dan. And just think about all those things that you feel is one thing when you show up on a debate show on television and you got time to, to deviate somebody else. Let them talk and the cameras eight on you the whole time she could blow your nose while somebody else's talking and commercial breaks. All this other stuff is another thing entirely, ladies and gentlemen, when you got to host solo radio show is like that I'm more antibiotics steroids Musa next. DM. Robotussin CF Zaifah all, but what I used to be zirtec and then that the between that I don't know what the hell taking right now. I think a lot of, but I do know that I was feeling good enough to make sure that I was back today, because obviously, I felt incredibly guilty that I was not on the airwaves over the NBA finals, one thing Bob with shoes in for coming on the show a couple of days ago filling in. Thanks, man max Kellerman yesterday. I usually don't like max taking up my time talking usually don't but board he come through. For me yesterday because he did not have to do that. It was very last minute. But the brother came through for his partner in crime on first take every weekday morning from to them to new max Kellerman came through for me, big time, and I really really appreciate it. I wanted to extend my gratitude to him, and obviously, again, about shoes in, but I am back and David, I got a lot of mama. So it's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless best networks, no contracts. Let me be very, very clear. The warriors are in trouble them. Knuckle sit up front, even to pick them to win six I'm not gonna sit up being. I'm not gonna sit up being like I don't know. They in trouble. I'm going down with the ship. I'm not jumping off my pick US goes, uncle swing with them. But they got to win this game tonight. They got to win this game tonight. And if they end up losing the series, we all walk, because they injured them, it, Kevin Durant, a here, Klay Thompson wasn't available in three boogie cousins was the no show, kvamme looney with the collarbone injury. Wasn't there, Audrey Igwe dollar clearly hobbled there in aging franchise would equal dollar, and Shaun Livingston, you know, guys like that? But the bottom line is injuries have derailed, the reigning two-time defending champions. There's no other way around. It don't think for one second that it's something else, don't have ignorant raptors or basketball fan, coal me up and tell me that Katie was here in clay was here that the go-to say war is would be down to one in this series. You will get adult. Oh, what are you right now? That reprieve your head over the last two days with guys like Bob shoes, max Kellerman, gentlemen. If nothing else. Who would definitely try to avoid hanging up on you? They are not me. Let me be very, very clear if hosting a radio show and not hanging up on people was the pathway to heaven. I'm going to hell because hang up on you. Listen to that stuff. I'm not gonna listen to that level of ignorance, you'll call up on this show. And still sick stuff, even though I've improved out. But my attitude is my attitude, I'm here they no way it hell you go. Call up on this show. Try to act like the warriors would be in this predicament, if Kevin Durant. Klay thompson. We'll play. I'm not listening to it. You will get a dial toll quick fasten. Hurry. So tell you right now. Anybody that calls that nonsense clearly wanted to be hung up on and what you wanted to do was call the radio show. It tell you boys girls that you will call in the Stephen Smith radio show to get hung up on. That's why you call 'cause you call with that nuts. That's, that's exactly what I'm gonna do. This would be a series. But it's very, very intriguing because of the circumstances that the Golden State Warriors facing. And as a result, go to wars in a world of trouble because Kevin Durant who reportedly will not be available for game four tonight at the oracle. In Oakland, California, Klay Thompson will be available, but nobody knows how long he's gonna last. Would that left hamstring injury? Right. He couldn't go. He wasn't allowed to go and gain three couldn't go. He's gonna try to go in game four but we all know that he's gonna have a problem because, you know what the rap is going. Do they go make run? They'll make it more. They're gonna dare him to prove that his hamstring is healthy, unless they put them on somebody like power Gasol, which will happen. They go make Klay Thompson road. That's what they're going to do to try to reeducate that having and you can't blame them if you will boxing, and you saw somebody and all of a sudden they had a shoulder injury to their to their right shoulder. You keep hitting them there. You gotta right here injury. You keep thought right? Hey. This is what you do. If you you're UFC fighter, and somebody will compromise, because of a hip, or leg injury, you'd keep attacking net because that's what you do when you try to win. There is no way around that, that is the reality. You don't get to get around that Sobe. That is the situation in circumstances that the Golden State Warriors off acing, and it's rantel route this our right? To not have a scintilla of sympathy for them last game. Everybody shooting the ball. Well. Kawhi Leonard had thirty cholera had twenty three. Baca and Danny green. I'm sorry, Danny green Siaka. Both had eighteen Marcus. Oh, had seventeen Abakan came off the bench. Played nearly twenty two minutes at six blocks. In every single person for the Toronto. Raptors that took a shot hit fifty percent of their shots. And yes in game three. They ended up to nearly for the field nearly forty five percent for the rage. The go to war is permit a planet, but riveted defense, obviously, was not existed as a result, Steph, Curry's forty seven points meant nothing because he was it's a station. The performance was as great as he proved to be he ate that kind of one man wrecking crew. At some point time to warriors have got to defend. Just like they had to make the adjustment to get back on defense and nullify. Toronto's fast breaks after losing a gay one and ultimately winning gave to they're going to have to make some adjustments to their defense. And sometimes, I would make the argument, ladies and gentlemen, it's not always about doubling leaving somebody opening daring them to beat you, you know what it is. Sometimes it's about making sure there's a man in everybody's face and contesting those parameters shots. Bob being in front of somebody like Chuck Daly guy, wrestle, former coach at a bad boy, Detroit. Pistons in eighties did it best and said it best God your man. Yes, they're going get there, sometimes. But they ain't going to hit over fifty percent of their shots. If you make sure it is contested face in front of every single shot that it's taken at sometimes it comes down to that you rub co direct Cole could you do me a favor, please? I know you're not that great, but you're an NBA player your the damn squad could you at least try to stay the I mean just trot Siaka just blow by him so much. You just saw Steve Kerr. Back at all jumping off the to call a timeout. 'cause you could say front of the main boogie cousins were sensational game to what the hell was that performance of game three? I mean, talk about a no show. I mean that big backside that you've got your stay that make some of the big the biggest booties on a planet with men and women. I mean and make all of them look at a wreck sick. Let me considering how big your backside is you're get the ball. You're drop step in the pain. And you punish people, this is not hard. Especially for guy is still it is gifted as boogie cousins, you can't tell you never could then ain't your gain. But you could use their big heavy backside of yours. You know, like Rick Mahorn, Rick Bohol wants not doot into the stands with his backside. Just gave him the hip the hell you call it a hit bumper. Whatever calling the but bump do something, you got big backside for reason your damn near seven feet tall. What the hell are you going for pretty boy? Layups makes no sense. These are the things that people say, but at the truth. They've covered the rent with on the court with his six seven. I'm sorry. Six eleven Manute Bol looking south in terms of his skinny frame. And he tried to post people in the low post. I'd be like what's wrong with you? Do you not look in the mirror? See us get a you are. Come on. That's the equivalent of Stephen a Smith, yours. Truly himself trying to be sad than the moves out talking about when he had the afro not a smooth. He's looking at. I mean, he's the kind of things you got to think about. If you wanna movie with somebody with an afro, who halon is not five feedback. You don't cost even for that movie. It don't think. These are not complicated things. You gotta know who you are. You gotta know what your table and you got to conduct yourself appropriately. To go to say warriors they to do. Four, we talk about anything else, Klay towns gonna play Steph curry going to play. What do they gotta stop Toronto? Toronto scored one hundred eighteen points to two or three games. You gotta stop you got short of defense. It. Eight say ESPN is seven two not three seven seven six. That's one point I wanted to touch on. The other point I wanted to touch on this, and I'm gonna get two free agency kyri urban Kevin Durant, and all that other stuff, especially with some of the news that I've had to report over the last few days. Right. And I see people like the New York Post and others talking about me. Well about to talk about y'all. Just give me a minute. Before I do that. I wanna say this. Carl lowry. Point golf for the Toronto. Raptors got into an incident in game three. He was diving football. Ultimately dived into the to the front row courtside. A gentleman sitting two seats away wasn't touched had nothing to do with the incident. Reaches over and shows. Collaring. Reaches over and shows, Larry. Are obviously did not take to kind to that. Carl hourly. Was joined by several contemporaries, including LeBron James and police, somebody get that Instagram post LeBron James post it yesterday in the aftermath of the incident because I think it's very profound, and we need to hear for one of the greatest players in the world speaking on this issue, nevertheless, what I am trying to say. Is that this man reached over and shoved collaring Carr? Lowrey. Obviously reacted by pointing to the referee of pointing this guy out and telling the referee what the gentleman did to him except. The league reviewed the incident. When the league reviewed the incident. They have reached the conclusion that this guy who it turns out, has a minority ownership stake in the warriors. Franchise. This individual. Was going to be fine five hundred thousand dollars and suspended for a year banned from games team activities, etc. For a year. Now, there's a couple of things that need to be said about this. Number one, can we applaud Carlisle? I don't think we can applaud him enough. Because the fact of the Matt is if he reached over as slap that man upside, his head, he would have been justified. We slice. Anyway, we want. We're not advocating violence. There's a world Disney network. We're not advocated violence. We're not saying we wish he would have done it. We're not saying he should have done it. Nobody is saying that what we're seeing is he would have been justified if he had done it because you don't have your any, right. Putting your hands on a player. You don't have any right? Putting your hands on anybody. And somebody who's the provocateur of something like that, the instigate of something like that usually they do it because they're punks. They noted there's no retribution coming their way they don't have to worry about get slapped. Upside the head. That's why they do it. That's why they do it. So we have to give Carr Lowrey tremendous kudos for not retaliating as would have been justified justification for him to do. This particular minority owner Mark Stevens is his name. I have no problem with the penalty that was exacted against to matter of fact woulda bothered me, if it had been more if they as two years. One year, it would have been fun. If they said the farmers thousand I don't think that's enough demands. A billionaire has a minority stake. I mean, farmers thousand dollars. I don't even know if that acquaints to a penny for him. And although it has absolutely positively nothing to do with what I'm about to mention I wanna put it in context remember, even though it wasn't a fine when it was discovered that at the very least it was negligence on a part of Mark Cuban owner for the Dallas Mavericks, because of conduct. Of harassment. Even a sexual nature on a part of members of his organization. Was something that he was deemed negligent, and handling more Cuban donating dedicated ten million dollars to cause causes to address that issue. So when you see something like that. And then you come with a five hundred dollar fine. Really? There's a lot of money to be. But the him. Doesn't move me in fairness leak who reached out to me this morning to remind me, there are those who were calling for his banishment. They thought he should have been banned for life from the NBA. And I say noted that now before I explain why I will tell you this. The league reminded me that Adam silver the Commissioner and the league office do not get to unilateral. You make those calls. They need three quarters of the board of governors essentially owners in the league three four of them need to vote for an owner to be banned for life in order for that to happen. Now, let me go back to why. I am not an advocate of banning this man for life. Contrary to what some may think it's not because this man. Who is no to be philanthropic in his own, right? If we're being fair to him. If we're being fear, which I'm going to be because that's just how I am. This man is somebody. That is believed to be a part of the Bill Gates giving pledge. For those of you who don't know back in, I think it was August of two thousand ten Bill Gates and his wife worth in excess of eighty billion dollars. Along with Warren Buffett worth in excess of seventy four billion dollars. Them and a slew of billionaires throughout this world of committed and pledged to give half of their wealth. To various causes in this throughout this nation in this world. Obviously poverty. Along with a very, very various other things. And this gentleman Mark Stevens. This man. Mark Stevens minority minority stake in the warriors ownership group. He's one of those people who's involved in that pledge. So you're talking about a man that's willing to give up half his wealth to address various courses. But that's not the reason I'm saying he shouldn't be bad for life. I don't want anybody lumped into the same bowl is Donald sterling the former owner for the Los Angeles Clippers. Mark Stevens actions were grievous. He's lucky and gets slapped. Upside his head by car Lowry had he done that the various other players who I won't mention he would have gotten slapped upside the head, and he would have deserved it to be quite honest with you, even though we're not justifying it, but the flip side to it is that. He's on a bench rooting for the warriors in this courtside seat rooting for his team, but act like a hooligan to some degree. There is no place for that. He should be called for. He should be made to give a public apology on camera, personally all of those things are true. But when you talk about banning him for life. You're equating that to a man Donald sterling who was caught on Tate communicating with his mistress questioning, why does she need to be around black people? Why does he need to be involved with black people? Why do you need to talk to black people, etc? Etc. He clearly came across an individual having a plantation mentality believed that black folks will lesser than others. Clearly marginalizing black folks, and insulting them in a way that was so egregious. It could not be ignored. Why was it so agrees? Because you're an owner in the league made popular. Turned into a global icon, brand by black people. Then the as eighty percent black, you've got stars across this leak that represent show brand across this world and you basically talked about them. As they were the equivalent of slave hands. You talked about them like they were nothing and it wasn't one specific individual, and your animus or your discuss your marginalization or your belittling. Whatever words, you wanna lose wasn't reserved for particular individual. And by the way, that would have been agreed just enough. It was a race of people to the point where even Magic Johnson said, I will never go to a clippers game in life as long as Donald sterling is the owner of this franchise. It was why Chris Paula the president of the players association dinner. Now what's behind the sees trying to work with some resolution? It was what a players at that particular moment in time would contemplating boycotting the playoffs until something was dealt with this man, because that's how insulted they want. It was why Adam silver went before the podium before the masses and said Donald sterling is bad for life because he. Said joe. You're caught on Tate, insulting to ministering marginalize, again excoriating the very people who make our league what it is. And they are so egregiously offended by your words, you can no longer be a part of this partnership. We can't have you as a representation of our bread. Laser gentlemen. Well, Mark Stevens did was inexcusable. But nobody would accuse him of those things. Nobody would accuse him of that what he did was childish belligerent disrespectful, all of those things, and it warrants the suspension and it warrants the fine. But let's not act like you deserve to be banned for life for that. And for those of you who would ask. Well what we would if player. Well, play it will probably be suspended for Chuck of town. But we've seen various players. Get in physical, confrontations. And they weren't banned for life. They were banned for a period of time. A cost of a lot more money so you can make the argument that it should cost him a lot more money. But to call for Mark Stevens to be banned for life because of this particular incident. I think that would be excessive. I just do it at eight say ESPN eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Stephen Smith show, ESPN radio. You're my straight talk that was straight talk wireless. Everything for less only at WalMart. 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You're listening lob Stephen Smith show. ESPN radio ESPN news for gets calls. Let me backtrack with some stuff that I reported weeks ago and then days ago. You know, I love how folks I read an article. I don't know whether it was from the post or. Yeah. I mean they. All right. I mean, the bloggers pose what folks act like I'm lying. You know, I could call your idiots, you know, but I won't I'll be nice. Let me try to get okay? Folks want to and I'm not calling out any publication because I don't know who it is because I try not to read this stuff because I just don't have time for ignorance. Weeks ago, I went on the air and I said ninety five percent possibility. I'm told Kevin Durant, Kyrie went goes to the New York Knicks. But I was specifically told not to stay one hundred percent because everybody's reluctant. Of Katie changing his mind. Because he's considered relatively emotional slash temperamental. He takes these decisions very seriously. It weighs heavily on his art. Sometimes second-guess themself, etc. Etc. The New York Knicks clearly believe they have incredibly incredibly legitimate shot at getting K D, but you can never say one hundred percent with him. That's what I said. And specifically said you can't say one hundred percent and why that was, then our come to find out kyri Irvine is really sold on Brooklyn. Kyri Irvine is trying to get Katie sold on Brooklyn. And the fear is that same far percent that leaves you doubting. K D is the fire percent being capitalized off of to change his mind and get him to want to do Brooklyn is set up to New York Knicks. Then you hit all predictable stuff Dolan's, a problem making headlines with Oakley, making headlines were banning fans just to you guys get annoyed and stuff like that. They don't wanna be a part of that circuits. So Steve mills. Scott Perry David physio ain't the problem. But they necessarily the solution because nobody believes that they'll be able to supersede offset the potential damage of a headache that James Dolan will cause because of how petty he can be no for being generous, no forgiving. No for doing a lot of things that he doesn't get credit for the fact that a matter is, he's also know as being a bit too petulant and nauseating for people to take. And they don't want to be part of the circus. He'll create with your media relations department micro managing and being a so so, so strict and strident and agitating media members which forces them to go after the Knicks even harder than they would normally want to all of that stuff. Then you hear about rock nation. You hear about pro-gross still own about fifty one percent. Some do from China order or owning another forty nine percent. But having the option to buy the rest of the shares within the next three years you hear about somebody. When executive running the nets, and how his brother is the one run alive nation live nation conscious, the Jay Z concert, and all that other stuff. What's the best way to make the bulk may send a happening spot boxing, as a system that, but what would assist in that better than forty one nights year that K D And kyri in Brooklyn? Tell you to come see us. And you know, Jay's eagle or something like that because he is rock nation, and he's from Brooklyn, and he was original minority owner with the nets. So you got all of that going on. Then you hear it. Okay. Is one of the two New York teams left warriors losing a finals, Katie may elect to stay. These are all things that are happening. These are all things that are perfectly plausible, these are all things that can happen to any of us in the midst of being on accussed rather of getting ready to make a monumental decision about our careers, but because I said something to boss ago, and I'm in lightning you about what has transpired to later. Now. Stephen didn't always talking about his changes to really. Tiles, the haters, such flagrant idiots. I'm almost ashamed of myself a dressing them just a level of stupidity. You understand people could change them. Once people could be undecided giving it to you as it's going along. What do you want me to do so because Katie said a couple of months ago, he's pretty much ninety five percents. Sure he's coming, and he may have changed this. I'm role. So I said, I've just said when I said, two months ago and then shut the hell up. How about what I said to go in his radio show? Those say now say Monday daily damn shell. Things happen. But then, again, why should I be upset? I mean, congratulations to the New York Post and others. I mean you said my name and you spelled it right? I mean I do appreciate it. I mean it's very nice you. I mean it doesn't hurt me to have my name it. You know, you talk about me all you want to what at the end of the day. I mean, I'm Steven spell. Would to be and what you put my name in the paper. I mean how you help me? No matter how much you try to hurt me. But the question would be worse. Let me tell you all this taste that I have. And this is what I'm trying to get people to understand. I understand we live in a different age, with advent of social media and beyond. Why do I get on people in the business talking about people in the business? You know why I detest it because it's the easy way out. Think about that. Ladies and gentlemen. How much work does it take to talk about me? What I said on the air. But if you actually had to go out the report, if you actually have to go out there and research, if you have Julie had to go out there and find out what the hell is going on in the leagues themselves not that easy. Is it? 'cause you don't have the necessary context. You haven't cultivated necessary resources. I've had experiences in my career where there were people who literally ingratiated themselves organization by assurance organization. They would attack colleagues and contemporaries in the business. I think is this week as it gets? You can't talk about the sport. You can't talk about the actual players in this world. But you wanna talk about members of the media. I think is pathetic, and I'm not talking about media columnists like the bar races of the world now that's his job. That's his job. Phil must never been fun of. I'm not knocking. That's their job. That's your title media columnists, whatever I'm talking about people supposed to be doing that. You're supposed to be covering the sport. But you're right about the reporter. This week lazy? And I guess as you. Whoever you are. Eight say ESPN, it's edit ain't seven to nine three seven seven six J. You lava Stephen a real quick, go. All right. Thank you. Go out on this you ever seen a child playing with a toy, you know. And they brother comes and takes his toy. Well, the big brother stars pound and hits. Okay. Well, this is this owner guy, he's obviously wealthy probably gives what he wants when he wants game three he's watching his team, you know, getting, you know, getting pretty much lauded, and cow comes and takes toy, you know. So what happens calms into the into the saints and he pushes him, you know, he hits him because he. So what's your point I'm asking? Do you think he would have done that as a regular fan, or you think he's really wrapped up into it because he's an owner. And so he cries. I don't think it matters. I think that it's a mistake to dissect that point, whether he was a fan on owner you have no business doing what he did. And he should be treated accordingly. I don't think you're warrants banishment from the league, but I do think it warrants to one year suspension and five hundred thousand dollar fine. No matter of fact I thought the fine should have been stiffer suspension should have been longer. But I do not believe he should have been banned, but I don't believe that anybody should be putting their hands on a player. The fact that the managed you have any idea how big strong these players. Are you have any idea? I mean, let's so, so let's ask ourselves the question what if Carr Lowrey ended them? That's what I was trying to get you that he was trying to do that. Because look teams getting beaten he's getting there. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. And I don't care what I care about is the fact that you can't do that. I, I don't I don't care about that. I care about you cannot do that, and he needed to be dealt with, and I think the league dealt with him, but, I also don't believe it warrants him being bad for life. That's where I'm at with it. Appreciate the call today say ESPN. It's today, seven to nine three seven seven six. We'll get back to your calls in a minute to close out our number one talk about the final took about Mark Stevens, and my guy with a minority stake ownership stake with the State Warriors find a half a million dollars to spend it for the year because of his belligerent behavior against cholera Toronto. Raptors we've been talking about that. And of course, free agency evolving. Kevin Durant and Kyrie and I got more to talk about as pertains to that as well. Because the New York Knicks are in a world of trouble. I'll explain why with that and more in a minute. You listen live to Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. Stephen Smith show is brought to you by Hulu which has live sports watch live games at all your favorite. 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But first of all those are two different questions. The fact is that you got to take into consideration people, I think people are looking at it's wrong. It's precedent sending from standpoint since you pointed to Mark Stevens contrition, if your ATM silver the fact that he was apologizing contrite. I sincerely hope and expect you to do the same. If a player Fong. Themselves in a similar confrontation with the player was the instigator as opposed to the owner, because that's same level of contrition that you credited, the owner for will be looking for from you as it pertains to a play as it pertains to your other points about players. I don't know how to answer that question because there's plenty of players getting paid and the players that find themselves in trouble for stupidity. I can't defend that. And I'm not going to defend that, but that's a subject that I'll touch on at the start of our number two, MB young, 'cause I'm not going anywhere. I'll be here for the next hour. 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Hour 1: Pressure Packed

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Hour 1: Pressure Packed

"Maybe. We. Mutable Lake Mary. It's cain. Might be early. Ready nation. Texture height because. To my. Good morning snoop. Dogg's in the house for you. Give it up. And it is early. So I appreciate you getting up. So in being here with us. We're gonna have a good time. It's game day everybody so high warriors looking even things right. You guys want the good news. The bad news. Pick up your mile -kay good news is I think you're going to have Klay Thompson tonight. He's expected to play. Now, you want the bad news. No, katie. All right. They knew that already. So that's the deal. All right. Max who's under the most pressure tonight and game for to even this thing up this specie Steph curry listen. You've been in five straight finals. Where's the finals MVP? Because in the first one, the first one they wanted to give it to LeBron. They should've used the best players series team lost, even though he didn't have kyri or Kevin love. Matthew, Della Vedova was the second best player. So his team lost by far the best player of the series. They didn't give it to him. Jerry West is the only guy to ever win it on the losing team. Lebron should have been the next guy. They didn't give it to them. So they gave it to the guy who guarded them, you know why they couldn't give it to staff. They wanted to the couldn't next year they lost. Right. And LeBron gotta MVP if they would've won dream on would have gotten it next two years. K D got it. Now. What what do 'em VP's doing putting this on Steph, not because he's not great. But because he is what MVP's do is when you're down to one at home. And you're facing a pivotal game pork. Let's face it. You lose this game probably gonna lose series you win. Anybody series what MVP do what the all time greats do? His ball out to night. Not just listen. He was great and gave. Forty seven. That's the first time I've seen in a finals game, not when he can put his chest out because he's got K D And clay and squat up and no one can mess with them. Then everyone gets brave. Right. But what about when the chips are down? What about what you don't have all those guys? What do you do that? I saw him do it for the first time in game three. Now. Let me see do it in win. You're getting Klay back. You must win the game Steph, this is your team. This is your era. Writes this, the warriors era. The pressure is on defa what you liquidity that you just went on just the pin, Amasi why you're so wrong about this. Because the fact that matter is that Steph curry ball doubt, dropped forty seven and they still could it went why why. Because the defense was horrific not only Toronto shoot fifty two percent from the field. Not only did they shoot nearly forty five percent. Fifty point meets every single person who had taken a shot for the Toronto Raptors shot better than fifty percent from the field. I don't give a damn who you are. You ain't winning. When nobody around you plays defense, you're not winning. When no one else shows up our call a last year. We sat here after game one and we that's why joy, J Smith will be infamous because LeBron James dropped fifty one put it on. You put it on the warriors. But they lost after somebody. I mean you who's chat j off something back from the day that Dallas. I mean somebody, you know, he forgot the, the score what the score was, etc. And it cost what I'm saying. It's not just about cost of the ball, I anticipate, he will, but it's not just about him for me. I look at a guy like boogie cousins. Let me tell you what here's way I go. Boogie cousins, you have to find because even Klay Thompson place. He's going to be hobbled. So on a defensive perimeter you're going to still be compromise. So what's the other way that you can attack? You gotta slow to game down in this regard. If I'm able to give it to somebody in the post, if they're able to draw fouls, if they're able to go to the free throw line if they're able to disrupt Toronto's temple. Somehow using your office because you can't rely defense because Gaza, not healthy enough to defend the you on a perimeter. The way they want did. So now you do it not just by Steph scores max because he definitely has to do a state. But it's my getting help on the side of the ball in terms of controlling temple just a cyst in either keeping the ball out of Toronto's hands or disrupting their rhythm by not allowing them to run up and down the floor. And to me that I didn't know this and I didn't know this is the boogie cousins words, I thought it was the Steph curry worry. But maybe it's the piggy cousins warriors sitting on national TV talking proud. The pressures on boogie missed a whole season with an injury. Steph, the MVP we heard what you said. I don't believe you. Let's hear him. Well think Steph did a whole lot last night before last. And they proved that you know you can't do it by yourself. You need a team to complete the deal, and he was hobble but having a few team members not there, then at the same time it's like like Stephen defense. You gotta play defense offense defense. That's what I love about wide, and he played both sides of the ball but you gotta have a team effort. Like everybody gotta get you can't wait to game four. They should've put a little bit more effort to go come through the night to who's the pressure on though. If you had to pick one player say the pressures on this do pressure. Thank the pressures on the whole team. Got to do it at any one man show and not only that I'm assuming forgive me, forgive me, but I am a sumo thing staff is gonna show up now. I might not be forty seven points. But I have no doubt in my mind. I guess I'm just taking for granted. What I think he's going to do it might not be forty seven it might be thirty seven. But what I'm saying to you is he cannot do it by himself. If you don't play it's or you don't disrupt what tomatoes doing? The fact is Toronto at the two or three games. They have shot lights out. They scored or more than one hundred eighteen at least one hundred eighteen to other three gives you got to find a way to neutralize them. Offensively auto matters stuff cost sixty they still snoop can get away with that. But you gotta answer the question, who was under the most pressure in game four the most pressure now histories not going to care about these little details. They wanna know who won in the Ed, when he got Klay back forget about K D. It's a wrap you're not going to beat them. So. Without K D now, steps, it's now his time to show what can he do? Can he be an MVP when they need it most? You got Klay back. You got dream on your Igwe dollar. You got bookie. You have your whole crew basically except K D. We just saw you ball out of control forty seven points. He could miss now. Let me see you do it in a way. His you're back to the way. We'll win. But here's my problem. You constantly trying to make history before it arrives. In fact, is you're talking about history, but it's your story as in his story, I think differently than that my mentality is this. I'm looking at Steph and I'm assuming what Steph is going to do. But I'm thinking about excuse me. Steph go out there and ball out. And because they can't stop Toronto, he could end up losing this game. If step drops sixty I'm not going to sit up here and go like this. Well, max says and other people who think like max feel that Steph curry did it get it done. I don't recall off talking about how abroad didn't get it done last year. We said that the Cleveland Cavaliers let it down. I don't recall you saying LeBron didn't get it done. When they lost I go round because you point out Kevin love at Cari, Irvine were hurt the very first time they lost the Golden State Warriors in the finals. I don't recall you talking about how LeBron get done when you said, Kevin Durant arrived at Golden State, and they stack the deck. So guess what he lost, but he got it but it wasn't his off. We know that the warriors my win the Maury might lose. But I want give it I'm gonna give it to snoop just want to say that, that is utter. Ridiculousness of ours. Go round the first go round abroad, had della dove the second one two games against those Howard I say hold up. Hold up. That's two games again. Mesler your any what I said, who gets the worst. Now when they faced a stacked deck with Steph and K D And clay, and no one was going to beat them. Yeah. They lost. On, on vice data go to and I want to give our guest the final word soda. Why snow you wrap it up for us. Change up. Team. Steve. I'm in I'm in the bay area right now. Right. Truth brought to you by Geico. Truth. You think you can solve any problem by turning computer all end on him? And something now just need to turn it off and on. Probably it smoking. Yeah, that's means to recruit truth. It's so easy to switch and save car insurance at geiko dot com. And that's on fire Evans all the time. So good. Geico. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. Everyone to support center right now on the Collins, the NBA is banning Golden State warrior investor for one year and finding five hundred thousand dollars an incident involving calorie during Wednesday night's game the raptors guard appreciates a swift punishment. But thought it should have gone a little further. I want to thank the warriors for this statement issued, and, and an MBA also. You know what I leaves about in protecting the players and like I said last night, there's no room for our game guy like that. Shouldn't be a part of shouldn't be a part of our league being honest with you. That's my personal opinion. That's just how I feel. Don't. A lifetime ban would have been appropriate. Damn make mistakes, as I said, I do not know this gentleman from what I do know from. Today. Ever done anything like this. His court sightsee. Very good reputation in the community, but he made a mistake. And he's in his my mind, very large price. Much Stevens apologized. In a statement Thursday nights, saying, what I did was wrong. And there's no excuse for it, Mr. Lowery and others impacted by this lapse in judgment understand that the behavior demonstrated last night, does not reflect the person I am or have been throughout my life. I fully accept the punishment administered by the NBA, and the warriors for more. Let's get you back to I take. You are seeing beautiful merit out here in. Hi, asking early. Out here like. On the NBA finals. Stay fam- all sorts of. It's gonna be tonight for sure. Benching dogs kill here that we got this man up at four in the morning out here with us. From last night. I know about that. I'm not gonna get into business. But we're glad to have him here with us. Everybody. Okay free. She you. But I really wanna get to the subject in here how the guys feel about it. So in case you didn't just hear the sports that are update. Everyone out here warriors investor Mark Stevens was banned one year find five hundred thousand dollars for what you saw pushing shoving whatever you wanna call it Kyle Lowry mid game Stephen. I'm looking at you should Stevens be forced to sell his ownership stake. I don't think it should be forced to would have liked to ban to have been longer than one year out of the band to have been stiffer. But one of the things that I wanna be I wanna be very, very clear about is that. There was a person that was once banned for life and his name was Donald sterling. And so if you banned somebody for life, it almost dilutes, what that person did Donald sterling, you talk about an owner in Mark Stevens, Monari guy that has a minority stake, actions reprehensible, poet, what LeBron James said about him and the points that he brought up personally speaking, I'm interested in knowing, what would the league have done if Colorado elected to slap that man upside, his head in retaliation? Oh, you know, because the fact of the matter is that even though we don't advocate it. We all know it would have been justified because you put your hands on that, man, you had no business doing so, but we applaud car Larry for exercising restraint because obviously, that's the right thing to do, particularly in that environment. And we get that the flip side to it all. However, is that when we talk about a lifetime ban, I would ask everybody to pause on that in this regard, Donald sterling was. Caught on tape. Essentially saying he had no use for black people. Tell it has mistress. Why do you talk to them? What do you get out of it? Why would you what do you get out? Why would you be around, etc? Blanket statement about our race a nation of people, you don't know, strictly due to their ethnicity, to color of this skin, their culture, their heritage excetera, what we have an owner is reprehensible, as his actions are and they are no doubt about it. The flip side to it is that you're sitting courtside. It's the it's the enemy. It's the opponent. You got. No, right. Put your hands on somebody. But what I'm saying to you. Is that the suspension and the fine should have been stiffer and steeper? But when we talk about banishment, if you wanna sit up there and say that man made a mistake, okay, you could actually make that argument and some people's eyes, this man is a part of the Bill Gates giving pledge according to what I was told that if those you don't know it would start. In two thousand ten by Bill Gates and considered by Warren Buffett, where billionaires across the nation, you know, commit to donating half of their wealth to worthy causes etcetera, etcetera, again, that doesn't excuse his behavior, but there has been nothing of this con- and it was against an opponent. Whereas you had Donald sterling that was just excoriating black people. Those are two different things and I draw a distinction between the two is reprehensible as Mark Stevens actions were I do draw distinction between the two since Donald sterling was banned. I don't want somebody bad to where you get to compare what they did to what Donald sterling did answer the question Stephen. I want to ask you something when it comes to disputes between labor and management. Where do I usually end up? Your attitude. Is that you know what they need to be just as hard on management, as labor right when it comes to racial issues? Do you. I usually have a righteous position or not. I think you usually have a very righteous position. But one thing I'm not going to do is virtue signal because especially if we're talking about this, and it's a white guy, and he's has an ownership stake. And it's an African American player as the white guy on TV talking about it. You know, you're in danger, if you don't virtuously, but that's not me. That's not you. So, so when I tell you position if I'm if, if you feel it's on the right side. That's the way I feel exactly, I think they got this just right. And I will tell you why if a player. Unprovoked shoved a fan ten. They said anything like lifetime ban from the talking about cold clock them one hitter. Quitter type blindside. Sucker punched him talking about shoved a fan and people were on TV lifetime bet I'd be like you got to be out of your mind, even if they said a one year ban. I'd be like look you can't put your hand on a fan. But he shoved him, you know, and I might even be hasn't if they gave him a half million dollar fine at a one year. I'd be like you. They came down on them. But you know what you can't be putting your hands on other by basically, we have laws like this to prevent that have people be civilized, and civil toward one another, because no one can put their hands on you. Right. But when you put your hands on someone else you can't complain about what comes back at you. Right. So that wouldn't been able to complain but Larry showed self restraint because he knows what's at stake. And also he's playing in the finals. Right. And he knows. Yes. To represent the NBA like he did. He took the high road, but he'd have been justified going back at the dude, even escalated once he got his head he'd. He didn't do that. Good for Kyle Lowry. He handled it just right. So now what happened to this guy? Normally I'd say if you put your hands on wants to shove him a light a one year ban and five hundred grand is too much. But he's a part owner of a team. You must hike example of higher standard. I think what if a player did exactly what he did, what would be the punishment might my feeling is it would be no worse than this. Maybe a little less. I think I think sterling excuse me. I think Adam silver got this. Exactly right. As he normally does. They can put up dollars on. I see a billionaire that would have made it sound a little bit more, you know, respectable, as far as taking a bit more money because the ban and no matter. You can watch the games at the house. But as far as you go on somebody's pockets, you really affected him. And I think he learned his lesson because the policy sounded you know. You know, you know, Fisher, I don't like what people apologizes because they have to say when you really feel like you done something wrong when like he does I'm wrong when he. No, he Deism wrong. This is probably could took a few more dollars from him. You don't into the community into one of those positive accent. He's putting his money to put some of that money that make five hundred thousand to the community as far as doing some pro. Exactly. We don't know. And when you consider again, not to bring him up because I'm a fan of his and remember how it wasn't necessarily a fine. But the ten million dollars Mark Cuban had to worthy causes because what was transpiring with the Dallas Mavericks? You could have done something along this lines his level of contrition that Adam silver knows point to, I don't know the man at all. Okay. And but, but the bottom line is the warriors having established themselves as gold standard as an organization. You know, you believe in the contrition because I think if the contrition was to anybody, it was definitely to them, because of how he stained their name and their brand wrap this up 'cause I just have one. I was I said that if it was a player, you felt like it was fair and Steven, you felt like it could be a little stricter. I know you said the fine could be a little more. But what if this was the average fan? Well, what do you think what happened? And I have no idea. I imagine that it would have been it would have been just as bad to some degree. But a guide us define minus a fine. But I will tell you that I was told that he's reached out to Kyle Lowry. Cholera hasn't gotten back to him. I don't know because I haven't spoken to Kyle Lowry. I don't know how much truth there is to that, but I know that's where to go to state war is coming from to stoops point, by the way. If Mark Stevens really wants to do the right thing. He should come out. I'm not counting anyone else's money. But he's got a lot. He should come out and say, you know what there's a half million fine. Here's another half million on top of that should also he should also come out and rather than give a statement bring your behind on camera. You didn't mind being on camera where you shove, the player come on camera and make an apology. And I'll have a written statement. Let's see your camera. This is sports center right now on the Collins, with news out of the NBA insider agent, which now ski first reported that the nets are sending guard, Allan crab and his eighteen point five million dollar contract to the hawks to free up cap space and pursued to max free agents well, it was on got up this morning. You explain what the deal means for Kyrie Irving. There is no question. I'm told that Kyrie Irving has a serious interest in the Brooklyn nets in free agency. But I mean, are we living in a world right now where the two of us will be on the air, talking on July first and has a real possibility that Cairo Irving and Kevin Durant will both be Brooklyn? Nets. Well, it's a possibility they are in their Brooklyn. Is there with New York and this been New York's plan all along and this has been Brooklyn's, but New York because I think there is a sense that Kevin Durant had a level of intrigue with the Knicks. That they were going to be if Kevin Durant left Golden State that the Knicks would be the front runners for Durant. But if the rant wants to play with Kyrie Irving and free agency than Brooklyn is absolutely more than a viable option, by the way, MBA free agency officially begins June thirtieth at six PM eastern time for more or less back. The I take. David are here to stay rather. Good to say family, my favorite show, our burn, I've only why wouldn't I want the best player in basketball munti? The chargers are Rams out here. Me, you will be better you plan, safety and cornerback up down, everybody. But I'm like cars. All my Lord, snoop, let me on the show with a bitchy. To bring that know how to kill attitude, all feel. I went to a clipper game with a purple just approve my loading stayed in homeland bed every morning, watching this show. This is one of the greatest show that he is ever created. This man right here highlight reel. Welcome back into I take. I find it is game day on this field. Good friday. David, I you talked about this earlier in the week, potentially about kyri wanting to go to the nets. And now we're hearing, maybe Kevin Durant also to the nets I thought it was going to be the Knicks max. I don't know how to feel about this. What is going on with Brooklyn explain something to you about Brooklyn right now? And I'm glad snoop is here. Snoop knows the Lakers. Let's take, for example, Lakers. If you live in LA. I'm not talking about y'all. I'm not talking about John Saint. If you live in LA, you all the Lakers, your loyalty, they have earned your loyalty. They have won six teen championship ahead again in the modern era. I don't I don't wanna hear about Celtics winning seventeen. That's all BC in the modern era, the absorption of ABA teams the advent of the three point shot, the modern era, the Lakers have ten ten ships, number two six that's the bulls. The Spurs got five the Celtics got four. The Lakers got ten ten ships. They, they earned now don't wanna hear about these clippers bandwagon clippers fans, you gotta stop that never been to finals never been to a conference finals. Now, think about who owns the Lakers, the bus family, even though they've been messing up in recent years. They still try like they're trying their best to give what they got there. Just they're not their daddy, who's the greatest donor ever. But when they're screwing up it's because there are people of goodwill. Who just aren't getting the job done. Now. Let's look at the Nixon, the nets, right? The Knicks not earned any loyalty out of New York, never the Knicks in my lifetime. I'm turning forty six in August. I have not seen them when a championship in my lifetime their own by do Jim, don't whose daddy, you know, he was born on third base thought he had a triple. His daddy built up the whole thing. Jim Dolan goes on the Michael Kay show. Michael case, it's aren't you isn't it like a public trust. Because the bus family's always like just stewards of this team the, the team, Jim busted. No. This shareholders own this team. I'm the majority shareholder, I call the shots. So the problem is the Knicks never had any comp in New York because the nets were in ABA than they were in jersey. Oh, I got something to tell you now the nets are in Brooklyn and Brooklyn as New York as it gets, and the Knicks have not earned anyone's loyalty and Brooklyn is well run. Well coached hard playing team with cap space, and I'm here to tell you, they will get to max free agents 'cause they're doing it the right way. That's what's happening Brooklyn. Well, first of all. The history lesson is completely unnecessary. And I don't wanna hear it from I don't wanna hear it from a transplant New Yorker who who's proud of his LA roots now because wake. Rather have done to him. All right. Then was peak on the Lakers. Okay. So here's the deal. Here's the reality of the situation, and I'm just gonna put on my reporter hat here because I don't need to regurgitate, you know, my feelings about the New York next. I know how more abundant pathetic. They have been the standard Steve mills, and Scott Perry have brought in a new day. Dolan is still there. And I also understand that if Katie doesn't end up going to New York, and they don't get any marquee free agents is s because of everything that max said about James Dolan, because, James Dolan, is a dissuasive component to go into the New York. Knicks what I will say to you is this, it becomes very very scary. Because when you look at the New York, the Brooklyn nets who I respect I love the job that Sean marks kitty Akerson doing, you know, you got rushing ownership did. It's gonna go to the do from China. He's got an option to get pick up. He's got forty nine percent of the franchise. He's got an option of pickup pro-gross a fifty one percent within the next three years. So we get all of that. But the thing about it is, is that when you look at the Brooklyn. Nets. Here's what's going on. Even though Rodney Jay z and those boys doesn't necessarily have ownership. They're very significant then with live nation. You know, you got the, the, the one of the brothers for a majority owner, what y'all sorry for one of the executives for the New Jersey for the Brooklyn. Nets is basically, you know, handling stuff of Iraq nation live nation and all of that stuff is so when you look at it from that perspective and you think about the concerts, the extracurricular things that are going on there trying to make the Barclay center, destination spot. And obviously K D with Cari, pulls that off. Because what better traction as they have forty one nights a year where the Barclay center is going to be relevant. So that makes them very, very significant. Then you look at the net, they just gave up next year's first round pick, plus a lottery, protected pick, twenty twenty if you did that to create face you forfeit arguing two first round picks you know, you did that for reasons. So it seems like a foregone conclusion. I don't know if that's the case. I'm told otherwise I'm told that Katy has made his decision, yet, etc. But it's really, really looking like K D, And Durant are going to Brooklyn. I've been told it's not a foregone conclusion that in KD's hands curry will go, where K D wants wants to go. But it's all on case because max as you mentioned earlier, great argument on selling Brooklyn. But, like there's the Lakers, there's the Lakers, and then there's the clippers there's the Knicks. And then there's the nets I get the nets are better right now. And they're on the kinda come up, but we know what the heritage franchises and it's still the New York. Knicks. What are you? Thanks, the better destination. If you were mentoring them giving them advice. Would you say go play in the garden or go to Barclays? Who's the coach next David? And here's another interesting. It's the only all African American trifecta. So the coach the president and the GM first time that ever happened in the NBA it's unique situation and. The truth. I can't I can't speak to go to. Kaik black man. I think. Nice opportunity, is there is there control because I get a position you can give me a title. But if I don't don't control their title main, Stephen. Even I could speak to that March. Our tell you this. Here's what I will tell you and I and I'll leave this to you the answer from this note. There is no question that at the moment the nets are the better organization and they have a better culture. No reason for max into intervene. You're absolutely right. Max. If you go to Brooklyn, you're going to be a part of an organization. If you go to the Knicks, your run the organization, Kevin Durant, if he goes to the Knicks Dolan will give him whatever he wants. It's you pick you gotta avenue. Here's added if you want to hear you need to you wanna make this billion on Wall Street. Let me let me bring you over here and get that done, too. So that's the difference if you go into Brooklyn, you're going to an organization at elevating itself Shaw marks the accident on no joke. But if you go to the Knicks you're the boss, you're playing, but. Which one to me, neither nor because like this limbo to me, like I wanna go somewhere, where stable if I met my point in my career where I know what I won't who I am. And what I do I wouldn't wanna go to know organization, that's, you know, malfunction that's like LeBron is dealing with right now. That's why would you wanna go if you watch him was that known and LA? You don't wanna go to organize. You wanna make sure that up top together. So that way, let me say somebody say something about that. Lebron made a couple of pit stops. Right. Where would you say his most successful Miami Miami agree versus Cleveland? Here was the difference. Miami wasn't like, oh, we're so desperate here. That's a signal like snoop said that. You're not functional. Miami had strong leadership at the top was a healthy organization. Pat Riley on down supposed to on down and that was where he was best off when he went to Cleveland LeBron whatever you want human wasn't as good. Let me get the last word on this. I get. But here's the flipside, you're talking basketball, if it's basketball, it's clear where he should be heater say, hey, clearly, so clearly if he's electing to leave, I mean, you're talking about the possibility of the likelihood of playing with the greatest shooting. Back court, we've ever seen for years to come. So there's no reason to leave here. If it's basketball, if you're leaving, it's because the mortar basketball. So the question is what organization gives you the Clinton Gers was the last team from Brooklyn to win a championship if k D goes to Brooklyn Brooklyn nets, I'm going to ever win if Kane ever Kadian and all your air. Foam, all stars team day not going doing. I don't do. I don't agree with that at all. I of all that the ace is weak. As week. Is wait. If the war is one issue right now, this wouldn't be no compensation right here. I'm right off the warriors. Early in the morning. Out here in games. Every day. At all time. All right. Warriors fans need you to keep it down for a minute. I see some Lakers fans. But we know there are Lakers fans all everyone over the place Mak. How many championships? Figure teen? Handy snoop. I am so excited to ask you this question this summer. I mean it's all about the case, K, D, Klay, Kawai, kyri, deep, create class. You already got LeBron James, you have the money to sign another max free agent. How concerned are you that your squad might strike out this summer, not gonna strike out to some of one thing about the bond James, if you know anything about him not to two seasons, and I think he said back on Lyle that to happen. I don't think he wanted to come to LA and just being control. Like, you know, people would have had a different level of respect feed. It came trying to run organization. He said back in was a player. Let it all fall down. And I bet you right now, he probably making more movie you could probably imagine because he's not an ad is after two years. No way. Anybody that knows anybody that knows anything about this show? I didn't know anything about me, y'all know how much love I got from a mess Knuth. We talk all the time. You know that. That's my right here, I got badly. I think I think it's entirely possible that Lakers end up with nothing free agency. Now, let me say this, I think LeBron gonna win MVP next year. I think LeBron take LeBron's singlehandedly is average averages twenty seven to thirty here. Go missed seventeen straight games. I'm thinking positive because let's face reality, if it wasn't for the groin injury, Lakers in the playoffs just legs in a playoffs. Lebron James doesn't miss trae game. Tommy went down. They was the number four overall seat in the west and we had a made the playoffs right? Lebron in a playoff Braun in a playoffs with his cachet getting the calls, etc. You never know how far the Lakers could have gone. I believe the same scenario is going to present itself next season. I think LeBron's gonna play lights out. Here's my problem when I say empty-handed, I'm not acting like nobody will come. I'm. Saying none of the marquee, guys. I think if you look at a chi- re I think, you'd think Brooklyn, I think if you look at Kemba Walker, I think you look at New York. I think if you look at Jimmy Butler, I think he stayed more than either one. Have you look at Anthony Davis requires a train? Are we going to get him? But. Away. What I'm talking about. That's what I'm talking about. I'm talking to free agency. I'm not quite on those. I'm talking free agency. I'm not talking trade. I'm talking free agents. The marquee free agents who are free to come to the Lakers, where our trade is not required to acquire them. I hope I'm role, but I'm scared the Lakers are going to end up paying LeBron James influence. I still watching have backyard. Barbecues say are smells tryouts, and we're playing I on the track all of them on the cards. As a narrow. I'm just watching the orchestration of how I am in the rap game. And I have relationships and understanding how you can let your request, right? I didn't get you done this TV situation does movie situation this, when your basketball career is older situation because that's the key. What's going to happen, when get done planning the millions coming in what show exit plan look like he don't eat exit sloop. Here's my question to you. Because when I think of to this day, there are two dudes in the game in the rap game which you're still in today's was still over for twenty five thirty years have been in the game and still when they drop a verse on something like this is my favorite ghost, and you say that, that's the truth goes, face and snoop when it time they get on a track. They just made it better. I don't care who it is what the song is. They just made it better. That's longevity in a young man's game. Who is the player? You would wanna see come to LeBron too. Help LeBron age in a way where he can win more championships, far as I was say. AD. And then second, I was like, Hawaii letter. I agree. I'm not disagreeing, but let's face reality, I might reverse the order. I agree. We're hearing. This break that we're hearing kuwa- we'll stay in Toronto after he bought the house, go to clippers, although he never ever nobody wants to play for the clippers. Jenner about Jerry West. Gotta get some Jerry West Karen, I'm Jay west was great for the warriors. He was great for the Lakers. But he's not going to be great for the messages to clip. They decide they are low brothers day to clip was man. Okay. All right. I hope you're right about, you got AD that we're required trait, a right kyri talking about coming to LA. Right. Kevin Durant aint talking about helping the bra win more rings. He tried to eclipse, LeBron. So what I'm saying to you is what scenario. I mean. I understand the trade Anthony Davis all waiting for him for next summer. What do you see this summer? I think Lonzo ball get back out, there would be I. We got. Okay. See what I'm saying? That's my point. So you've so I'm telling him what finals right now. I can name I can name three people from the Toronto Raptors now nobody else. So it's really not about all of that. If you plan your role and you don't you're supposed to be doing you need one or two pieces. And then the rest, I'm not telling you the Lakers a win games. I'm not telling you. They ain't gonna make the playoffs. I'm not telling you LeBron gonna come back with a vengeance and wreak havoc all I'm saying is, I think they're going to do it without a marquee free agent arriving, what subtle quick. What if they trade for a D, And now those same free agents? I don't know that looks dysfunctional. I dunno LeBron LeBron eighteen LeBron got if LeBron wanna get AD before free agency began lie, right? Oh, you get somebody. That's what I'm saying. There's a good chance that happens Stephen Ron, his cO man. Co many got his own TV show is on where he got his got his own money. He got it may come down to Brandon Ingram's, like blood clot situation. Does that scare team at all right? Brandon Ingram that blood class situation. So now you got nobody wanna touch it because of that. Well, you got you got you got you got the number four overall pick, which is very, very valuable. I just don't know if they could pull something off before July. First prob our same, Silas. Before we say goodbye. Tell me what's your prediction for the theories raptor down. Two one right now. Again, it goes gangs ever game warriors win it into Rocco.

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Hour 2: Don't Mess This Up, Dolan

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Hour 2: Don't Mess This Up, Dolan

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If he ultimately ends up playing these NBA finals bought away, you know, what never goes out of style surprising a friend, or a loved one with a dazzling bouquet or ranging from one eight hundred flowers dot com. Starting. Twenty nine ninety nine to order today. Go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. We ended the first hour talking about ONA, Mark. Stevens has a minority stake in the Golden State Warriors ownership getting himself into some trouble. Acted like a hooligan irresponsible individual Zeta least, and shoving Toronto, Raptors point. God, kala, Larry uinta Larrea dived into the first row for loose ball. He was two seats away. He was not affected by what cholera did. But nevertheless, felt the need to reach over by the way, he was sitting just a few feet away from warriors majority owner Joe Laycock who obviously, was appalled by what transpired and even Steph curry spoke after the game. That's not emblematic. Who does organization is how we choose to conduct ourselves, etc, etc. So clearly this man's actions where that of an individual, it was solely his. We would hope that it doesn't besmirched the reputation of the Golden State Warriors, and it should not. But nevertheless, the five hundred thousand dollar fine along with a one year ban by the league, even though I if it were me, it would have been stiffer, I have no problem with defined handed down. Adam silver. My only caveat, would be this. He pointed to the man's contrition and said that play a role in him not receiving a stiffer penalty. I would say to you that Adam silver the best Commissioner in sports right now as far as I'm concerned, I'm going to remember those words because if a play Afonso himself in a similar situation. I don't wanna hear the his contrition was ignored. I want that level of contrition assuming one points to that. I want that to be taken into consideration. We haven't seen Mark Stevens. We've seen a statement from him. Nobody has seen his face on camera. If this wall player, the likelihood is the player would have had to speak on the matter, the player would not have gotten away with issuing a statement to be disseminated to the masses, you would have had to see him front and center, he would have had to stand in a public forum. So you could witness in visualize whatever level of contrition he was trying to disseminate as opposed to just relying on a statement without question, written body, Golden State Warriors. So let's keep that in mind as well. Lebron james. Superstar NBA universally considered the best player in the world, for the last five or six years. Out of the NBA finals for the first time a ni- years after going to the finals. Eight straight times for Miami, four were Cleveland. Lebron James took to Instagram yesterday the afternoon after this had occurred on Wednesday evening. And this is what LeBron James had to say with his Instagram post, quote, there's absolutely no place in beautiful game for that at all. There's so many issues here when you sit courtside. You absolutely know what comes with being on the floor. And if you don't know it's on the back of the ticket itself that states guidelines, but he himself being affair. But more importantly, part, owner of the warriors knew exactly what he was doing, which was so uncalled for he knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game court side. So for that something needs to be done a sapped a swift action for his actions. Just think to yourself, what of cholera would have reacted and put his hands back on. Him you guys would be going crazy calling for him to damn near be put in jail. Let alone being suspended for the rest of the finals all because he was protected protecting himself. I've been quiet throughout the whole MBA playoffs watching every game have missed one. But after I saw what I saw last night took Tom to let it manifest in my thinking, I couldn't would it be quiet on this hashtag, protect the players has tag privilege. Eight welcomed here. First of all, when you say. If call our would've reacted put his hands on. You guys would be going crazy, who you guys who you guys the brunt. Who's talking about? See, here's the deal. The fact of the matter is LeBron needs to be responsible. Lebron James posting stuff on Instagram speaking out the way that he did. But what the hell is that supposed to me, our call people in the media, not just myself but many, many others of all of the city's black and white come into the defensive LeBron James marijuana racial epithets was spray painted on his gate and people spoke about how reprehensible that was our call people coming to defense. Russell westbrook. When he got into it with the fan Utah. Our call people coming into fence, Charles Oakley, when Dolan with his petulant baby self had it removed from the arena. I recall a lot of instances. Where play is present or former have found themselves in precarious situations and say media. That you want to label as you guys what it was who came to the defense of these players. Now the stand that there are situations in their certain people in the media. That are just sleaze balls. But I got news for you. I would venture to say ninety nine percent of the folks in the media are hard working people who have no interest in doing anything, but busting their tails and doing the best job, they can so they can earn their check feed their families. Go. So what do you mean you guys who are you talking about? It's number one. Number two. Again, I appreciate LeBron. Stepping up and saying things that he says. But I'm getting sick and tired of people act like it's so courageous for him to do it. You damn there billionaire? If you're not ready billion, you ain't got nothing to worry about. In a years you spent building your brand. There was a lot of times what you had nothing to say. So I appreciate them what to applauded for doing. So let's not act like he's always stepping out on some limb. He's not. He's speaking is gone. Especially now, it's got to own show to shop on HBO, which is damn good show, by the way still way for my invite still waiting for my invite. Because all, but the people in Turk- maverick Carter and rich Poland love those brothers. Don't get me wrong. We friends we get along. But my point is Chuck Turpin, and y'all together and huddle together and all sing Coon by one another. You know what I'm saying? Why are you talking about want you to know medium? I'll come on the shot by myself. Bring the broad and the crew bring is number one fan. My brother, Jamie Foxx bring him to breaks. Pretty Lalla them. Let me give you a different perspective than what you spew from time to top name, the time place, I'll show up by my damn self. Actually, I take that back. I'll probably be my boy, juvie with me. But as a different subject for another day, my point is I'll go show, what as the lone Representative of the media, and I challenge that entire Qadri of individuals who live going on these shows and talking about stuff. Please invite me, 'cause the Brian has been invited to this show. He's been invited to this radio show. He's been invited. The first thing I know he'll never come. I wouldn't if I were him either. But I'll tell you this much. He bites me, I'm coming, I'll come running. I wanna talk. Talk talk back it up. Lebron James is not stepping out on a limb speaking on these issues we appreciate it. We thank you for it. You articulated, in your thoughts eloquently. No doubt about it. But let's not act like everybody, stepping out limb. I appreciate it, for example. And I want to say thank you get when LeBron James mellow d weights. Ep three all stood up on stage at the SP's and talked about the violence hat to stop, I think, for that they deserve an incredible level of applause for that. But when we say covers, what do you mean? What do you mean? It's a courage to say that the violence has to stop. We talk about. It was nice and conscientious, and the right and decent thing to do. And they didn't have to do it, and it is to be applauded for that. But when we talk about courage, come to me about, Jim Brown come to me about Muhammad Ali come to me about Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who changed his name from Lou Alston, the to that understanding of potential repercussions that will come their way come to me were Bill Russell it, what he had to deal with. And what he had to come to me with flood come to me with Jackie Robinson, come to me with people like that. And I'm only is on a word courage. But when you net it now figures in your life. And you don't have to worry about. Being excoriated ostracize to the point where you might not even be able to pay your bills. And then you take stances that could ultimately jeopardize that. Then I wanna hear courage. This the word appreciation is more. Applicable. Gratitude. But courage. Edit eight say ESPN, eight seven to nine three seven six one more thing before I get back to the calls. This whole thing with the New York next New York Knicks in the world. Trump. Kevin durant. I'm still has not made a decision. The Knicks still a possibility. But I gotta tell you live nation rock nation, Barclays center, procure off in the owner of the Chinese the from China, that's got a minority stake. What has the option of bottom majority stake oh, by the whole team, etc? I mean there's a lot of moving parts that are going on. And I'm here to tell you right now. They believe Brooklyn could be just as big of not bigger than the garden ever was is Brooklyn. But when you hear about people stand away, do you know to argument that the New York Knicks have right now there's no other way to slice. This. You got minorities. Steve mills. Scott Perry GM head coach David phys deal. They've been handed the reins by James Dolan. So I guess you could make the argument you have a bunch of African Americans in positions of influence that are going to be running the organization, and that's supposed to be some kind of appealing entity or track. The marquee free-agent the likes of Kevin Durant. But here's the problem James Dolan. Is still the man. And when you allow yourself to get in the news. For throwing a kid out, just for asking you to sell the team. And you make headlines after Kristaps Zing gets traded for nonsensical things like that. It. Taints the franchise. I've heard over the last twenty four hours at least fifteen times this hard to trust Dolan. It's hard to trust Dolan. And these are people that recognizes the good that Joe Dolan is done. Dolan's taking care of people Golan has been far more generous to this been recorded. He's very philanthropic. He's conscientious when it comes to illnesses and ailments, that play Gaza side. Plagues humanity. Dolan, actually doesn't awful lot of good things, but he is considered so petulant. So temperamental. That no one really, really trust him. And that's why I'm going to go on the record and I'm gonna say this if Kevin Durant ends up not coming to the New York Knicks. I'm going to be the first in line advocating the James Dolan, Selati. I'm going to be first in line, I'm going to I'm going to advocate that he sell the team because he will have had enough time to prove that he is simply attached to ineptitude. When it comes to the New York, Knicks they'll never go anywhere with him because they have seventy four million dollars cap space enough money for two max players to be the New York Knicks franchise to have decent competent dudes like a Steve mills, a Scott Perry, and a David physio running the team, there's only one reason. What? Why you would not come to New York or you were to Brooklyn over the New York, Knicks it will be because Dolan is the owner. That'll be the only reason. Shaw marks Kenny Akerson fantastic job last season. The job to dump a straw marks doing as the executive for the Brooklyn. That's something to behold. It's something sensational. He deserves a lot of credit. He really does there a better franchise right now their culture is better. They will more successful than the Knicks last season. They have a stronger upside from management on down. There is no denying it. But when you talk about coming to New York to talk about anything other than the New York Knicks this, this no way around it. It's an indictment against James Dolan. And if Kevin Durant. Doesn't end up going to the New York Knicks and the New York Knicks end up empty-handed. If I talk about Jimmy Butler by Harrison, a New York knick uniform, I'm not even talking about Kemba Walker who I love, and I think is a star. If you don't get one of the marquee, due to come into the New York Knicks. I'm done with Dolan. I've given up all hope. Because you'll never have a better chance to this with all of these marquee free agents. I don't wanna hear about the markets 'cause I wanna hear about Jimmy Butler to a lesser degree. I don't want to hear about Kemba Walker. I'm talking about. Kevin durant. Kyrie Irving Kawara Linnet. Or Trey for Anthony Davis. You don't get one of those four if not two of them, I'm done. I've given up on. And I'm going to be the first one. Well, my Bullhorn yelling then he, he Selatan. Because clearly you're not gonna go anywhere with him as your own because that's who they're bringing up. Nobody has had a negative word to say about Steve mills. Nobody has had a negative word to say about Scott Perry. Nobody has had a negative word to say about David physio, every time you hear critique about the New York, Knicks you hear about the culture, the business end of Madison Square Garden descending. It's strong long tentacles down upon the New York, Knicks basketball franchise contaminating it beyond repair, and that has James Dolan written all over it in the eyes of the public, it doesn't matter at this point, what the truth is or what is false perception is James Dolan as a nightmare. And if that does not change. And, and Kevin Durant ends up not coming to the New York, Knicks as he's purportedly told them or promise them he would. If that changes Dame's Dolenz must stink is written all over it. And if that is the reality, I let it go. I'm not letting it go. I'm telling you that right now. Dust enough. We have suffered in New York. No. Of course we haven't had a title since nineteen seventy three but then when Dave Checketts was there and Ernie Grunfeld was his general manager, and Pat Riley, Jeff Gundy, and these boys. What their coach before that Patino world another? Guess what? They were competitive. They were climbing in a Patrick Ewing era that we're from eighty five to about ninety nine you know what it was there. Yes, Georgia was standard away, and yes, they lied to us trying to tease us. What tweaking their roster giving us this hint that they could maybe knockoff Jordan. When all in our hearts knew that wasn't gonna happen. But at least they were competitive at least they weren't a laughing stock. At least they didn't embarrass us and make us Shane to associate ourselves with the New York brand. That has not been the case, James Dolan. It was the case with Charles Dolan. James cuts. The check tame, Dolan's willing to play the luxury tax. All of that's true. But what does it matter? People are not willing to come and play for you. You're sat Dan, you. Let Phil Jackson talk about mellow behind his back stuff getting during the Phil Jackson era about Mark about mellow. You think mellow any say anything about that? You think these players don't know anything about that. You think they don't talk to each other. I've never been one of those people who dislikes James Dolan because I hear too much about the good things he does. But I do disliked it Knicks under his tenure. And at some point in time you just need to go. And if they end up empty-handed and free agency. Laser gentlemen. I'm done with James Dolan. I'm done. I swam done. Edit eight say ESPN you listen. Lot of Stephen radio ESPN news. Ari talked to me, what's up? How you doing Stephen? Hey, I called in last week you banned me for a week. I did my time. So now I'm back. And I just wanna go on there right now. He clear and make sure I don't have to ban you again. 'cause I will. But go ahead. No. I'm coming. I got good news. I got good news. First of all, Dolan, didn't just ban the fans of the team, he ban the fan because he sold the video on TMZ got ambushed in his own arena. I think that's a key distinction. That needs to be said when it goes Dame, James Dolan. No, no, no, no, no, no. You're wrong. And I'm gonna tell you why. Because we saw Dolan on tape trying to have the kid remove the kids that I'm just giving my opinion. He said, no. You're not. You're being rude because the kid after the sell the team. So don't give me that crap. He whatever he did in the aftermath of that doesn't take away from what we saw on video him reacted to offend that simply said sell the team, that's all the fans said, and James Dolan, was having him removed from that sin Square Garden on video. That is the absolute truth. Right. And he was removed and put the ban those. Was that fun? The ban was because of that, if you say, so I'm saying to you, the fact that you would have the kid removed just for saying to you sell the team. How about keeping your head down and keep on walking? You're gonna get hat code when your bar when your product stinks. So what why would you react that way? It just shows your pets. Go ahead. Right. Right. So listen. It first of all, I someone who's recently been banned on national television if I can get over it, you know, hopefully, other people can get over. But this is more importantly, I wanna talk kyri and you don't want this stop right there. I've got a heartbreak. I don't want you to go anywhere. I'm gonna come back to you. But I gotta get out on time and I didn't want to interrupt your point. So stay on the line. I'll come right back to you after the break. I appreciate it. Eight say ESPN. Listen, live, CSPAN radio, ESPN news. 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So there's one thing that no one's brought up. I think Brian Windhorst brought it up one time on ESPN. But this is the one thing that people feel like forget. The Knicks have ability to basically with because of their draft compensation draft picks they had and the young town, which I know you're low on, they can continue to build around these players, right? Kevin around every around who? No. I'm saying, like I Kevin Durant. We're supposed to go to the Brooklyn. Nets say him in Cairo go to the Brooklyn nets right next year. The only advantage that the Brooklyn nets have over the New York Knicks is for next year because, you know what happens and the next year carousel avert, and Spencer Dinwiddie up for new contracts and they're not gonna be able to keep Ari. Gary, you're getting on my nerves. See what I'm saying? I asked you a direct question. I didn't ask you to give me a basketball breakdown. You take the, the basketball breakdown from you. I asked you, when you say the New York Knicks have young players to build around tell me who and you proceeded to talk about the nets answer. My question is Kevin Knox junior. Who are you talking about for hersal on very high on Mitchell Robinson, but I didn't say that they have young players to build around young players assets to flip to build around Kevin Durant, and Kyrie earned. It. Okay. Mixture clean sleep right there. Clean sleet. So gay have the ability to trade for an Anthony Davis, which. Yeah, I know disagree on on against your four the ability to, you know, the, the Brooklyn nets traded for two first round picks just to open up to two MAC, salary slots, they're gonna get Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving Spencer, Dinwiddie, and CARA sliver, and it'd be due for new deals. How are they going to continue to build around him? In guys aren't signing one in one deals are probably going to go for four year contracts. They wanna be there for the long term, you have to keep on building around them. That's what David physio set on the jump the key thing that the Knicks they're not as good as then that's right now, obviously, that horrible season, but they have the ability to add more pieces to them in year, two, three four and that's fair enough. I'm not going to disagree with that now. Appreciate the call. And thank you, because you're more optimistic about the New York Knicks. It anybody that I've heard so good luck for you. Maybe you have a good point. We'll see. We'll see are not going anywhere and feel free to call back. Your banners over it could be renewed. But as of yet that is not the case, so feel free to call back. That's gonna markets, you live, Steve. What's up? Yeah, man. I just wanted to get you get a point I think Hawaiian. Kadian carry team. Nothing New York or whatever New York team go. Why would he not go over to the west and Kawai? Yeah. Well, he is thinking about going out west but I think that would be the better move. I don't think he should you know, think about I think you should do that if Katie and carry team in the east, I think he has a better shot back in the west. So let me that stuff. So you think that if k d in kyri join forces in Brooklyn. Why has a better chance at success of leaving Toronto and going out west rather than staying in the eastern going against him? Who do you think he should join in the west? Lakers. Okay. Okay. Because we've been hearing a lot about the clippers. So you're saying he should join whittling Bron go out west. Join whittling, Bron and do it that way. That's your belief. Yeah, no question about eating you think about this. And you guys a lot of emphasis all, you know, the warriors are hurting live. Well, look at the Lakers when they were healthy I don't think it was a competition. When the Lakers, withheld, I wanna go that far. I wouldn't go that far, but you're talking to the wrong person remember before they got hurt. I had to lake Lakers going to the Western Conference finals. And look at it, Steve. You think about you look at Steph curry of the night. He's only superstar floor ward. Look what he went through. So this road be way, easier, Katie leaves golden. All right. I see your point if he joined the bronze, you might have a point. There you might have a point there. I don't think he would because I don't think him and LeBron because Kawais ball dominant now and obviously that doesn't work with, with LeBron's rather. But I hear you I hear you, if they were both willing to make concessions considering what they can do together. You're right to fantasize about that. I can appreciate that. Thank you for the call. Let's go to Mark you live. Steven, mark. Hey, even my this on the warriors, and Klay Thompson, I think he got hurt because of that old moved at Reggie Miller taught everybody if you stick your leg out, you'll try to get that father. That's not that's not Mark task not bad point. That's not a bad point at all. Because again, he did stick his leg out. And that's what forced him to fall awkwardly. You're absolutely right about that. Mark, I, I can't disagree with you on that. Yeah. Works money is I was just saying to my wife and she game watch your step do that. I'm like maybe they're going to get hurt speaking leg. Not be doing five minutes later. That's what happened to clay. So we'll see if he does that tonight my other point is, I think, k b lead no matter what. Because he needs a chance to prove who he is apart from having all residue from leaving Oklahoma state and local home and joining a team that that's fair. But let me. Put it in its proper perspective, Mark, if k d never left, although, there would be questions about him. Isn't he going into the hall of fame as a first ballot? Yeah. So think about this for second. He's going into the hall of famous first ballot hall of Famer he's going to be a champion multiple towns. Over is going to get more money. You know hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars. If you really, really think about it. The only thing you're saying is that Katie need to go someplace else. So the rest of us could shut the hell up about what he would have been if he had not going to go to state. That's really think about that. There's nothing else we can say there's nothing else we could do because they're brother average twenty seven before he ever got to Golden State. The brother was prolific offensive juggernaut before he ever got the Golden State. And by the way to go to stay war is they're struggling right now. Why are we Samarasinghe? They could potentially lose the series because they don't have him. See my point. Yeah. And one more point answer this though, thinking about it like this Charles Barkley today regret not every getting championships. K b wants to get one clean without saying into stop it. You can't compare Barclay to Durant, because Barclay, because Durant has to NBA finals MVP's you can say what you want about him. He's got to Barclay has zero. Year. See you, you can make that argument. You can make that argument Scottie Pippen never left them. Jay. Okay. And never wanna title without MJ. You can make those kind of arguments, but you can't make an argument about dude, who's got two rings and two finals MVP's against somebody who has done can do it really is why Katie always react to everything put out back in think bigger enough to where he wouldn't after I don't have don't have. I don't have a problem with that. And the reason why I don't have a problem with that is because he has every right to argue basketball, because he's a basketball pro and he's doing it on a level few can I have no problem with him wanting to talk about the sport of basketball. I think we should feel. We should consider ourselves, privileged to hear someone of his stature actually talking to us about the game of basketball. I appreciate that rather than leaving us to our own devices. He's telling you how he feels and by the way, then he goes out and remind you who he is dropping forty. So I gotta run. I appreciate the call man. Anthony, you live with Stephen eight. What's up? Hey, steven. Thank you for taking my call man in watching you for years. Really love your stuff. Love you. I take I'm I'm a die hard New Yorker. And I know you are as well. I can't remember a time where we had more options than we do right now, going into, you know, the draft in the free agency, but also on the flip end we have options, but we also have a lot of questions you know, we don't know kyri is gonna drag Durant to Brooklyn if that's where he wants to go. So my question is, what do you think are best move is going forward as a knick fan with, you know, hopefully, we take RJ Barrett? Do we trade him and assets into someone like Anthony Davis? Hold on. Hold on one thousand questions that won't let me answer. I believe if you can you should make the move to trade that number three overall pick, whatever package. You get to get if Davis before free agency begins on June thirtieth that way you have him there and you're saying, which one of y'all wanna come to join him. I think that improves your chances of getting at least one marquee talent to join him in New York. That's what I believe. And does that does that include Mitchell because miss Robinson complaint? Can really really look you can play. I know he can play. I'm not trying to knock him play. But when we talking about names like Kevin Durant, and Anthony Davis and guys like that, and y'all would've boot mutual, what, what look again, I understand the brother can play. He's a young kid with tremendous promise. A right, tremendous upside, he. He junkie blocked shots. He rebounds. He runs the floor. He's incredibly athletic. I got it, but when we're talking about names, like Anthony Davis, and Kevin Durant, the y'all have any idea how asinine y'all sound by bringing up the name, Mitch Robertson. Let me ask you a question right here and I'll get and I'll give you one quick answer this. Okay. But I'll give you the last word on this. What if you found out the Knicks could get Anthony Davis, but they said no? Because we want to hold on the Mitchell Robbins. The Golden State in the next day. Exactly. So let's stop mentioning this talent. I don't care whether it's with junior. I don't care whether it's Kevin Knox. I don't care who the hell you bring up to me on the New York Knicks roster. I'm not saying they can't play. I'm not saying they don't have promise. I'm not saying it's upside. What I'm saying is, they don't belong in the same stratosphere as the more key free agents that are out there to be had. And if I'm the Knicks, and I've got to empty the chamber in order to get him. That's what I'm doing. The only individual where it would be a debate is if they had had the number one overall pick. Do you keep signing on to your trade him? Why? Because Diane is not just a man child. Could you don't teach to eighty he's also box office? And you don't wanna lose that stolley reason other than that hell note, everybody else be going. See you. When I see ya. Right. Sorry. You ain't on that level. Appreciate the call it. 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Tune in to robbery to Sunday as the cubs host the cardinals, presented by indeed coverage of Sunday night baseball because it's six PM eastern on ESPN radio and the ESPN app and at seven PM on ESPN. Let's go to Tom real quick. You live. They real quick Tom go. Tom are you there? Going once going twice by Tom. Let's go to Kevin you live Stephen. What's up with Stephen a big fan just wanna talk about Katie and how people were him the best player in the NBA before the injury, yet, we're still holding him to the standard that he needs to take a team like the next to a championship to redeem that. And why is that we still want to see him as underdog despite all of his compliments? Well, I think it's not about the dog. I don't know if that's him as underdog you just recognizing his greatness to reality, the situations that go to State Warriors, you say what you want, but they're not a better team without him. I mean they shoot worse they shoot more but shoot worse without him. He's one of the greatest player in the world is a greatest office of juggernaut that existed today's game, even LeBron is not to be discounted, because let's see what he does next year. Kawais nice book. Why has to get to his spots in order to do what he does now? He's strong enough to get to his and the dictate things but he's got. To get to his spots in order to be as formidable effective as he is Kevin Durant donating. No damn spot. He's six eleven when a seven six wingspan three pull up. Jay off the dribble. Standard still sets dot jump shot. Open court free throw it don't matter this brothers enough juggernaut the likes of which we may have never seen Kevin Durant on that level. And we need to give him the respect that he deserves in that regard. Have a nice day. I'll talk to you later game four tonight. Go to stay wars in a world of trouble if they lose tonight, I think it's safe to say that the series is probably over for them and less Kevin Durant is coming back. I think it's that they're on the cusp of getting bounced up out of here but I'm going to pick the warriors to win the night's game. I think the war is gonna win the nights Klay towns. Go come back, and I'm going to assume he's going to survive. He's going to be able to play the game and they will win if they don't goodbye talk to you on Monday. And tell them piece of trash just a sample of one. You hear on the Stephen swift show weekdays at one PM eastern on Sirius XM channel eighty. ESPN app.

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Mason and Ireland (HR 1)

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I think this makes sense. Okay. You skipped one. Yeah. Yeah. Go back and back new skipped. Okay. One arm bandit. The what's it called three? What? There you go. We're going to lose them. All right. So Wes is in so you've given away three. Yep. I've given away to this is my third. One looks tough David in Torrance. Okay. David, you're ready. Yeah. Ready? Okay. David, this one's hard. Okay. We're going to get it, David. Yep. Black Jack supervisor. Who I don't know a dealer Jack do. Okay. I thought that would do it Jeff in Sierra Madre. Hey Jeff, you're on. ESPN LA. Hey Jeff you there? Yes. All right, Jeff, we're looking for something, you know, hotel or a casino and your clues. Black Jack supervisor. Casino boss, k key think of another word. For casino. What's it worked for? Casino. Yeah. Can we give it to them? Yeah. All right. We're looking for pit boss, but we're going to give it to you Jeff. We're going to give it to you, you ever heard of the term pit boss. Ahead. Okay. So that's what you're looking for. But you were close enough. So we're gonna give it to you, and you're in. Okay. Thank you. All right, man. Hang on. All right. So we have three left right to for you. One for me. Yes. Okay. So next up is Mike in Torrance. Hey, mike. You're on. ESPN. LA. Hi, mike. Okay. Here's your three word clue. Deal. On twenty one. Lack that blackjack table. Yeah, that's what you're looking for. Okay. So you're in. And let's go to dare in, in Santa Clarita. Hey Darren, you're on ESPN LA high. Hi. Okay. Okay. So I think you'd see a hotel casino. Gives you cards. Is you cards? Yeah. The bealer whom they. Yeah, it was dared your Joe you're over thinking for a second. But you're in and we'll see on the fifteenth. Okay. Thank you. All right, man. We have one free spot left, you can still text four zero seven zero five to try and get in the last guy that has a chance to win at Mesa the seats at Mason's table. We got one freebie left. Here's John in Oxnard. Hey, john. You're on. ESPN LA. How you doing? Good. Here we go. Gives you money. Here. No. Yeah. This one's kind of hard. All right. The the. I'm trying to figure out. Do you get to alter it now I guess you could? It's, it's if you wanna give it different clue, you can. Okay. Since it's the last one. Okay. We'll be a different one. Okay. This is Dave in north Hollywood. Hey, Dave you there? Yeah. Okay. All right. So here's listen to the three word clue something, you might see at a hotel or casino, money pin coat. Good. Money pin code. Yeah. What something you would see a thing you would see at a hotel pin coat. Eight pm bone, go, Dave. Good. All right, man. You're in hang on. Okay. All right. So there it is. There's we gave away nine yesterday. We nine today you can still try and get in, if you text four zero seven zero five two and tech poker. Yes. And, and they're, they're just gonna randomly. They've had thousands of entries entries in randomly they're going to select people to play in the tournament. It's going to be, I'm excited for I actually have a little poker event on Sunday night, that warm up shop doing a warm-up. Yeah. Get Neil Evert doing thing. And I'm gonna play in his poker game. Which is like a I won't say it's a high rollers game. It's a charity game on Sunday. So you couldn't do it. This Sunday cannot Lisa has forty talion relatives descending on our really. Why would think you would? Want to get out of that. Yeah, I probably would you're listening has been Los Angeles. But I it's not an option. Oh, it's. But it's so many of these people haven't met. Yeah, they're all descending. They're like her, her distant relatives. They're all I've met, probably half of them. Yeah. But they, they were gonna do a they were all going to go to Disneyland. And then they determine that nobody really wanted to go to Disneyland. They're all coming from some from Vegas, some from Pittsburgh. Some from from Pittsburgh. Yeah. The accent. Oh, yeah. Do they w why by the way, the NBA has just issued another statement about? Like their third statement of the day. Mark Stevens here. They and this is from Marc Broussard in the NBA office. Mark Stevens was the guy who shoved Kyle Lowry last night when he went diving for loose ball in the front row lower pointed out the officials that he had been shoved ejected him. And then we later found out that Mark Stevens is a warrior investor in owner one of the minority owners. He's also a he manages a hedge fund, and he's a major contributor to USC. So the, the common refrain is he should have known better. Here's what. Mike. Bass said who's an executive vice president at the NBA, quote, a team Representative must be held to the highest possible standard and the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league as the review of this matter continues. Mr Stevens will not be permitted to attend NBA games. So there now they've exclude him from all warrior activities. And now they've, they've said he can't attend any games. So they're preparing for this. They may. They may hope it dies down. But I would imagine that, and you made the point earlier. Yeah, the, the smart move from our Stevens has guy who's done really well in life. Yeah. Would be to just remove himself from this just to say you know what this was my bad. I've had a great time investing in the warriors. I've been very fortunate life. I'm gonna cash out. I'm good. Friends with Joe lak-. I'm going to remove myself from this equation and one day, hopefully I can work my way back. But for now I'm gonna get out of the. Way. And that's what I would do. I would I would have somebody by me out of my position in the warriors, Scott isn't need money and just become a regular. Yeah. Not connected to the NBA fan and maybe one day not sit courtside. Yeah. And maybe one day he you know, can work as way back in. But I think. Lebron is reacted to this. Lowered Steve Kerr just formally apologized to Kyle Lowry. And the raptors this is very, very toxic right now. And I think if he doesn't I think, if you try to fight it, then he's got his name on buildings at USC. He becomes, you know, we, we now live in the cycle not only of social media, but of talk shows on ESPN all day and all night. And trust me, this is coming up on every single ESPN show today. It's gonna come up on every show. It's gonna come up on every show ESPN and everybody's got a radio show like Mason, and I are going to address this today. So the smartest thing this guy can do is remove himself from the equation. Yes. By the way, I would do it today. I just think the smart smart, people would go. Yeah. You know what this is? This is the same thing. We say about crisis management. I mean, you know, this is a crisis management issues. This is what we've been arguing that the Lakers should've done on time ago. They should've stepped up and said, you know what we know that, that the appearance. Is that we know what we're doing? We actually we have a plan Rob's in charge of it, or working hard behind the scenes. And I think you're going to be happy with what we come up with on June, thirtieth and moving forward. Yeah. And I bet five thousand dollars where I would come on the show before the draft. Now, you're gonna lose that I'm not I'm not very you're already working behind. I think I'm gonna win. Okay. I think I'm gonna hang I hope you do win win either way either this from I'm starting to get a reaction from the behind the beehive tweet. Okay. This is why just come when who is your new partner going to be? This. Do I say that? This. People are mad at me that I didn't feel beehive. Right. I just be hyphen high E Y. Yeah. HIV. That's how. And people are taking offensive that. Yeah. Well, people have had it, they will let me see how many times your original tweet has gone up. My, my tweet has gone out like more than seventy five times, and your original tweet where you called her out has one hundred sixty seven lights and it has been repeat treated one hundred seven times. This cracker had the nerve to at her as well. You don't want it with the high, Bob trust me. You want it with the hi. This is a bad decision by Steve Double dared me. No, I double dare not only I don't know if I've ever been happier with you. I love it. It's good for the show. Yeah. That's a double dare. So that's just that's here's here's Byron man too bad. I used to love this show. All right. P Venice maze. All right. I'm very unimpressed with the beehives response. I did adver. Yeah. We'll we'll see. She doesn't really being Twitter, she's bigger on Instagram, but her. Think big on on Twitter. Yes. Or high would get with Momo is a she worships at the shrine of the beehive. Wow. Oh, she loves the beehive I coming up next. John, I this is interesting. I put out a poll today. You can't address this specifically, but you can take a guess, at the poll. The question is phrased in a very specific way. If. The pelicans demand. Brandon ingram. Cal crews Milano ball in the number four pick for Anthony Davis. Would you make the deal? Are you allowed to say? What percentage you think say, yes, and what percentage you think, say, no? Yeah, I just can't link that player you mentioned to the Lakers team employees. But sure, I guess I will say it's very close to fifty fifty. I will tell you next Mason in Ireland. ESPN LA, IDS feel was that they're bringing Donut doughnuts. No not doughnuts. George Saddam's bringing donuts in here. It's my weakness my weakness in life. All right. Asked you a question there. Just a guess, and the way the phrasing on this poll, went was was this, if the pelicans demand. Brandon Ingram cow crews Milan's ball and the nerve before pick for Anthony Davis. What, what would you make the deal? The question is for you. What percentage of people saying, yes, I thought it would be about fifty percents. A cop out. So let me see which side would be favored because I'm suing. It's not exactly fifty fifty percent. I would say, most people distinctly, okay. I would say most people do not want to do it. Yeah. Most people do not wanna do it fifty eight percent to forty two percent. Don't wanna do it, and we were talking a little bit earlier today about the fact that if you looked at last night's warriors raptors game and Golden State or at oracle. They had one superstar. No play last night. Katie last night. One superstar went off and it wasn't enough and Toronto had one superstar inqui- and they had a five time all star and Kyle Lowry. A three time all star in market all the presumptive most improved player in the league Pasquale Siaka 'em. And, and if you've got that if you've got four guys who, who are better than than what the warriors were putting out last night to go up and stuff. That's overkill and you know what's interesting is if you think about the warriors, they, you know, they start a lineup that features when everybody's healthy that feat that features five all stars four of them lottery. Okay. Steph, clay, boogie and Durant all lottery picks. How many lottery picks, do you think the raptors hap-? I'm, I'm guessing maybe one zero zero yeah, then I'm any I ever made the finals with that description. Is that right? Oh, but what they've done is they have drafted. Right. Like Ceac was drafted right? But they've also been very smart with who they've gone out and acquired they went out and acquired quiet. They went on inquired Lowry. They went out in choir Arkansas, so they've done. They've done very well. But your point is a good win that you cannot have a great great superstar and then not get many help. Yeah. Which is the whole point of your regional question which is to try and bring in another all star. Yeah. And I mean I keep getting many, many messages with bees. Yeah. Feared he messages. So here's the here's the thing. I I'm starting to look at that June, the thirtieth date. And I'm starting to look at which, by the way is to is it? What is it today to Knicks two weeks from Sunday or three weeks from today through some weeks from Sunday? And I'm thinking about the free agents that are out there and are potentially available. I fully expect clay to sign a max deal with Golden State, it sound after last night. At least according to wodel it looks like. The Sixers will offer Jimmy Butler a five-year max. It looks like kyri is on his way to either the nets or the Knicks. Why the betting favourite now is that he stays in Toronto and K D either stays in Golden State or goes to the Knicks all the sudden the free agency market, this, this summer that we've looked at and said, look all these guys are out there, and this is an astore free agencies and it may be that freed see is not the way the Lakers are gonna get better. Well, at least in terms of acquiring a superstar, the good thing about free agency has you can add without having to give anyone out so free agencies ideal in the sense that you could keep Ingram and Kouzmin Lonzo, and heart and add somebody else, and just slide him into your cap space. But remember, if they do a trade, that means there's a bunch of money going out so that the, you know, you would still have some available cap space to go out and sign some of the second and third tier free agents, some of these guys, like gaining green or Seth curry or JJ Rediker, people that can. Shoot. And I think LeBron needs to be surrounded by shooters. That's what we learned last year. By the way, speaking of LeBron. I mentioned earlier, he had gone back at Rachel Nichols and said that he doesn't think the NBA's done enough originally when he saw this when the Brian saw this. Did you see his Instagram post? No. Here's Brian road, and Instagram this morning, quote, there's absolutely no place in our beautiful game for that at all talking about Mark Stevens pushing. Kyle Lowry right there. So many issues here. When you sit courtside, you absolutely know what comes with being in the floor. And if you don't know it's on the back of the ticket itself, that states, the guidelines right, but he himself being fan. But more importantly, part owner, the warriors he knew exactly what he was doing, which is why this was so uncalled for he knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game court side. So for that something needs to be done ASAP, a swift action for his access absolute and the NBA done that they've basically kicked him out of the rest of the finals put him on double secret probation saying can't participate in more your team activities. He cannot attend NBA games until further notice they're going to get through these finals. And then decide what they have to do with this guy, but Mason, and I were both saying earlier in the show that we think the smart thing would feed for him to take himself out. You know, he's the guy he's you know, his rumor net worth is two point three billion. So he he. Doesn't need own the warriors to be successful. You should just say, look, I made a mistake. I this a bad look for me for the league, I'm gonna step down. Also, my shares to my buddy, Jo lake OBE and, and, and I'll take the focus off of me and put it back then with a with an apology. He kinda can go back to his life. I think if he does the. The I'm not gonna do anything, I'm gonna sit around and do nothing. It's he's not managing the crisis. Yeah. I have never seen so many bees in my entire life there. Well, you knew that was coming. I'm seeing some. Some slurs. I'm seeing Flers directed at you. Yeah. Okay. It's been pointed out that I appear to have no upper or lower lips in my. The room like that. My Twitter picture. I have no upper lower lips. So how could I possibly say what I tweeted? There's some slurs that I can't repeat. Okay. There did you follow this one? One of these names is so offensive. I can't even read the name, but one person replied, pretty sure bay didn't say blank, so and somebody wrote in are you actually listening to the show today? He did this specific reason that she writes back to drum up attention doesn't matter. Then he says, John pretty much dared him to do it just to incite the beehive. So here they didn't even know where you're going to be a motor con, but there are a lot of them. Yeah. There are others, you know, they don't scare me these beehive people. Okay. They don't scare me. Yeah, there's one there's stuff I'm having to look up in the urban dictionary to figure out what it is. Stuff that seems innocuous actually is a is a slur. Yeah. That'd be fun, by the way, here's something this may get you up to one hundred K dollars. I think you're you're around fifty how many Matt I think you're between fifty and fifty fifty three thousand. Yeah. This make one hundred K the beehives gonna rely on not at one hundred K by now. I've been doing this a long time. So over the past couple of really months, I've talked about the concept that the dodgers might get involved in the Craig kimbrel sweepstakes, I call that the Kimbrell gambit, right? The Kimbrell gambit officially died last night. When the Chicago Cubs signed Craig kimbrel who I think is a future hall of Famer to three year. Forty three million dollar contract, John, as you pointed out. He got exactly what he was looking. Yeah. I think if you're kimbrel, a lot of people that you, he's not gonna get a multi your deal, nobody's gonna pay him that much money in the middle of the season. I thought the dodgers could get. Get them for like one year, maybe seventeen million. Instead, he gets three years, forty three million and goes to a pretty good team. And by the way, this now there are two teams that that the dodgers have got to worry about in the National League playoffs the Phillies. They've I've been saying that for a long time. I picked the Phillies to win that division. And now the cubs are right there in that conversation. Kimbrell has a career ERA of a buck ninety one lowest among relievers in major league baseball history. With three hundred career innings pitched three hundred thirty three saves. He was the youngest pitcher in major league baseball to hit three hundred saves. He's got eight hundred sixty eight strikeouts and just five hundred thirty two innings and his strikeouts, per nine is fourteen point seven, which is the best among major league pitchers in history with at least five hundred career innings the other guy that's still out. There is dal-. Kaikal but the dodgers don't need starting last thing. They need to starting pitching. They need bullpen help. But now you've got the cubs are legit contenders with this acquisition, because they were trying to get by with Pedro Strope who's been hurt lately. Now Strope settles into a set off a setup role and you've got Kimball to close. The cubs are going to be a handful once you get to the postseason with kimbrel at closer, the cubs currently lead the National League central with a thirty four and twenty six record the dodgers are just ridiculous. Twenty three games over five hundred. They're off today, and that doesn't mean that the dodgers won't try to address their bullpen issues at the trade deadline, they almost certainly will as BUSTER only talked about yesterday on her show. So it's graduation season. People graduate from like kindergarten. They graduate from I have no kids. But it seems like for me. There was one graduation. It was high school. Now, there are many graduations, how many different graduations did young Jack half. Oh, they do these steps these promotions when you go to, like from Shane schools when you go from, like fifth grade to sixth grade, when you go from eighth grade to ninth grade, and now he's got another one coming next year. What I wanna know. What I wanna know. So the big thing about graduation was, like, I sent a graduation party invitation to every single person that I had ever met in my life because generally speaking, what people do is they write a check. Does that happen? Now when you graduate from fifth grade when you graduate from eighth grade, we have. No, not that early. But we do get college and high school graduations, but I received another one yesterday, I've found that they're more now they're not. Overpass years. They have been money, grabs, like they've been a way to contact the people. Now, they're just announcements where they don't you, you have no way of contacting really. Well, you could if you wanted to go out of your way to find him, but they're not they're not an ask in past years. They've been in the ask and a lot of a lot of people, we know that are graduating, don't need, you know, their parents are, you know, like this guy that push. Loaded with money. Two two billion dollars. Your kid doesn't need a, a check for his graduate. So, so what we did was Mason. I each wrote a one minute graduation speech. Like if you asked us to be Dragway Shen, what's the best vice we give let's do them next. I wanna I wanna read to you something that just happened. This is the beginning of NBA trade season. Right now, Brooklyn, just traded, Allan crab, and the number seventeen picking the draft. You remember the draft two weeks from tonight. To it. Lanta for taurine prints. And a second round pick Tory. But Allan crab is the key thing that moves here Alan crab was set to make eighteen and a half million dollars next year, and I think tarring Princess stolen, his rookie contract, so they just cleared Brooklyn just cleared a bunch of cap space, and I think the reason is if they're getting kyri now they get space to bring somebody else in with them. And why would they do that Brooklyn? Now. I understand why Brooklyn, why would it land to take on the Allan crab contract? Well, here's, here's what Brooklyn's clearing, eighteen million in additional cap space for July which gives the nets forty six million in cap space to sign Amax free agent, and even retained the ngelo. Russell. The nets the reason the hawks did it is. They got another first round pick. Okay. So the hawks are collecting picks because they're rebuilding and they're young. So the twenty twenty first round they, they not only got a twenty nineteen first ramp. Right. They got a twenty twenty for they're not expecting to contend at all this year. Right. So, but so they just got to number wants to take that contract. Now here's the twenty twenty first round pick to the hawks is protected one to fourteen. So it'll be middle draft two first round picks. That's not bad. No. That's not bad for Atlanta. I also think that key thing there is clearing, the cat spay, eighteen million in additional cap space, gives the nets more flexibility. So let's say they don't say kyri. Let's say they signed four some type of forward, they signed Durant. Yeah. Then they can now they have the money to keep the ngelo Russell, right? They got the better player Taurean prince the better player of the two absolu- and younger and has more upside. Yeah, but now that this, this is kind of like the ringing of the stock exchange bell. Yep. Now, other teams are free to start wheeling and dealing in, in light of the draft leash hounds here we go. Right. The Lakers may wait until after July because they get some restrictions. But these traits all go down and get announced before the draft. So you will know it's going on within the next three weeks. So wait a minute experiment. Okay, we'll know here's what happens. They. If you want to and Larry Koon would be better. Justed a bunch of different traits artists and said, well, they would clearly happen before the draft, you're saying they wouldn't necessarily that there are some advantages to signing the player, you can't sign a free agent until July. First right June, thirtieth three o'clock. So they'll be some trades just to make your choice work better that will go down at the first official day, you can sign a free agent is July sixth. So what you may see and you see this. A lot is remember, I'll use Andrew Wiggins as an example. Andrew Wiggins was drafted by the Cavs. He never played in Cleveland matter of fact, even played summer league for the Cavs. But everybody knew that the Kevin love to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins was probably happening. Yeah. And it got reported, but you have to go through the charade of not doing yet, just to make the numbers work. Right. So some of that could go onto okay got it. It'll be so this is the first official deal. Yep. That has gone down Brooklyn clearing eighteen million cap space by getting out of that Allan crab contract, which is really smart. All right. Coming up next I should probably lead with now. Now, the, the behind is officially on me. Okay. Good. So we'll do we'll do our graduation advice, and then we'll update the beehive. Yes. Mason, Ireland fasttrack also in ten minutes. He is. LA. All be on say today if you're just doing the show, I dared Mason to attack beyond say and rile up the beehive her her fans on social media, who threaten to destroy anyone who writes anything negative about beyond say. So what did you write? I wrote exactly what you asked me to write which was. At the onset grow up. She wasn't looking at your man, hashtag team. Nicole missile at night. Joe lake ABS wife leaned over towards. Jay Z in front of beyond say to ask him if you wanted to lime in his gin and tonic and it turned into an international incident, which actually led to amazingly death threats against this. Nicole is poor woman. Sola Mason, wanted to see what would happen if I actually wanted to see what would happen, if Mason riled up the beehive. And what is the latest? The latest is. I'm getting all kinds of tweets did beyond say, even say she was upset, I'm calling ESPN. What did be on say, do not a damn thing mind? Your own effing business at basketball game the beehive Dada have your life. Boy, people just fuse to stop playing with bees name. I don't think he realizes the amount of impact a hive has literally get this man fired a matter of seconds. This man is adding beyond say when you don't even when she don't even use Twitter a grown ass. Man feeding into so mess and on. Consensus amongst beehive is that I have no lips. Excellent. You're gonna have tons more followers to. All right. So this being graduation season. Yes, mason. I've each wrote a one minute graduation speak as if we were the keynote speaker yet graduation, who was your keynote speaker Carol Burnett Carolina. That's good. Yes, good. Mine was weirdly. William F. Buckley. Usual -servative campus -servative camp. Actually, it was the Carol Burnett was was honored with an honorary degree. So Charles young. The chancellor the stood up there like a wind bag and took all the minutes that got up there, Mr. Rogers, got our honorary degree that year which was actually pretty cool. An and she was funny. Okay. So we've prepared a short one-minute speeches. You wanna go first, you want me to go? I I'll go first. Okay. Congratulations. Let me just play the music. Congratulations on reaching the quarter pole of your life, your twenties are the most important, the most formative years of your life. I say, try everything absolutely everything. At least one time, dance skydive travel, go to a sweat lodge party. Fall in love. Fall outta love. Try wasco. It's not legal in California, twenties, or a vision quest. This is the time for you to experiment and figure out who you are, and who you wanna be remember when things get tough. I'm quoting the band aid JR, one hundred bad days. Make a hundred good stories a hundred good stories, make you interesting at parties when things go wrong, it's only temporary. It'll pass in the end. It will shape your life, and maybe you'll laugh about it some day, every bad career decision in my life has been from chasing money, make your career decisions based on what you love as Joseph. Campbell says follow your bliss, and trust the money will follow. Don't be practical, instead dream, that's so interesting. By the way you were exact he did exactly one minute, which is very good. And it's fate was last word you said dream k that's going to be the first word I go to here's my there three things that I know that might help us move forward. Here's the first one dream big. I grew up wanting to be a sports announcer. Mad. It was chick her. Now I have chick Hearn's job. I needed to work hard. I needed a ton of luck, but think about this, no matter what job is out there. Somebody gets to do it that somebody could be you. So how do you get there? That's the second remember this only takes one. You're about to go from graduation season to rejection season. When I got out of UCLA I sent out one hundred forty tapes trying to get a job and TV news. I got one hundred thirty nine rejections when you get. Rejected ignore it move on. It takes one person to take a chance on you. That's all you need. Mine was in Monroe Louisiana place. I'd never been never heard of ignore the nose focus on getting one. Yes. And when you get it remember the third thing, and it's this five words stay humble, don't get out worked whatever you decide to do. You can't control most of the circumstances. But you can always control your attitude and your work ethic, any successful person, most likely has a sick work ethic, if you're good to people, and you work harder than anybody else, people will notice, so leave you with this Wayne Gretzky used to say you miss a hundred percent of the shots. He had don't take so dream. Big find somebody who will say, yes. Stay humble and don't get out work now. Go take your shot, by the way. Exactly. One. Minute one minute. So we, we actually stayed to the time on this day to the time limit how long are commencement. Addresses roughly twenty minutes do they go twenty fifteen to twenty minutes. Yeah. Some, some are shorter. Yes. Some of them get like they don't go down that rabbit hole a couple years ago. I did like listening to commencement play Oprah has been asked to be at a lot of. Aaron. Sorkin stun a bunch. Oh, nice most, you know, I, I listen to a really good one presidents. Yeah. I listen to a really good when it USC probably a month ago. Really? Maverick Carter get outta here. Mavin Carter see this year this year at the business school. Wow. And his message was very interesting. His message was. That. You have to challenge yourself to be more than in other words. They created a company called more than an athlete, but said more than is a mindset. He said, if you're a basketball player be more than a basketball player. If you are a civil rights activists be more than a civil rights experts. If you're really good husband, be more than a good as been he said, it's a mindset that always there is no limit. And he told the story about the time, he was at Nike, and he goes, pretty set up said, you know, I had a came from background is friends. Lebron Nike gave me a job and they basically had set me up and I walked in one day and said, I'm leaving to start my own company, and try and compete with Nike and everyone thought it was crazy. He he talks about how he had everybody group in his hometown. They told him to go get a grown ask job. Yep. 'cause I had a great grown ask job. But he goes, you know what I didn't have. He didn't have more than. Yeah. And he goes, if you think that way, everything you do be more than whatever it is. You currently are. He said, you'll always be striving to be something better. And he was excellent. Where do you listen to these just Google maverick Carter, commencement speech? Come on YouTube, medical Bron tweeted it out. That's how I found that podcast. Probably big good podcasts, probably in. It was it was the business school. And by the way, the dean of the business could be, maybe the communication school may have that wrong man. In Burke school. Yeah. Yeah. And you know who the dean, there is no willow bay? Do you know who that is? She a former sports caster, correct? Yeah. Former model. Yep. Now married to Bob Iger is Disney. And when I moved out here to run Disney she kind of went back to her roots grown up as a journalist, and they asked her to be the dean of the school, and she's the one who recruited maverick Carter to come top. Oh, that's. Great and very good. You should seek it out and the easiest way to find it. If you go to LeBron's Twitter or Instagram, and he linked it. But if you Google it will come up. I should've said, it's about twenty minutes said dream, and don't provoke the beehive. Don't get stung. All right. Don't get your not stunned. This is going to be, but this gonna make you more popular. I actually think most of the stuff is funny. All right. Coming up next is fast track. Yeah, fasttrack is coming up next for you. Mason in Ireland. ESPN LA.

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"I what's going on Mason, Ireland? It is Thursday and a week from Saturday is our first annual Mason Ireland poker invitational. It is at commerce casino, if you would like to play and you're not involved in this contest, you can text the word poker, two, four zero seven zero five the you get into the tournament for free once you get notified. But right now, we're giving away nine spots to actually sit at my table or Ireland's table. And here's the deal. There's a five hundred dollar bounty. If you knock either one of us out, so you've got the inside track at knocking one of us out and winning five hundred bucks right now. The deal is Ireland has come up with a nine things that you would see in a casino. I so we're looking. You gotta tell us the thing, the thing you would seem the casino Mason. I are allowed to give you a three word clue if you get it, you're in. If you miss it. We move out nine spots Mace I went I yesterday. So nerdy make the numbers work you go first today. A Gary and chino hills is up I, hey, Gary or any. SPN. LA. All right. Gary runny three words red black spin. Relent relent relent. We'll Gary, you're in okay? Fun, guys. Info on line one will move to Philip in rolling heights. I fill up your ready. This is something you might find in a casino. Okay. Okay. Person helps. Anything? The ladies I come around with the drink orders. No, it is not a cocktail waitress on though. You could say that. She the cocktail waitress helps with many things. This is a person that helps with anything at a hotel or casino Cecilia in Whittier. Hey, celia. All right. It's a seal you, we're looking for person helps anything in a hotel or casino where who would that person be? Nicotine I ask for is. Okay. So by is, is it in the where the tables are? No. In other words, no, anybody concierge. Looking for exactly Sisu? You poker player I. I mean I'll do it. But I'm actually doing it for my husband Father's Day, doing great idea, great idea. Tell tell him telomeres, in wish him fathers Intel, seem on the fifteenth. I'm gonna put you on hold. Okay. Thank you. Got it. Okay. This is for Mason table. Cecilia is winner. Mike, all right. This is for Mason's table. Joe in mar vista. Hey Joe, you're on. ESPN LA. Joe you there ready? I'm here. Okay. Here we go. Got dice. Pass line. Craftspeople exactly what we were looking for Joe way to go. You're in. Okay. Joe hang on. We'll get your info here is David in Gardena David you're competing for a spot on my table. How you doing David doing? Good. Okay. David. Here's your clue. Your three word clue. Okay. Point spread window, something you'd see in a hotel casino point spread window. The bedding table key, Suzanne say the second thing you just said the fourth book sport sport. There you go. Now you're in. All right. David hang on. We'll get your info this for a spot at Mason table. Wes in Whittier. Hey, west urine. ESPN LA eight. With up guys, okay, west here we go. I think this makes sense. Okay. You skipped one. Yeah. Yeah. Go back and back new skipped. Okay. One arm bandit. The what's it called three? What? There you go. We're going to lose them. All right. So Wes is in so you've given away three. Yep. I've given away to this is my third. One looks tough David in Torrance. Okay. David, you're ready. Yeah. Ready? Okay. David, this one's hard. Okay. We're going to get it, David. Yep. Black Jack supervisor. Who I don't know a dealer Jack do. Okay. I thought that would do it Jeff in Sierra Madre. Hey Jeff, you're on. ESPN LA. Hey Jeff you there? Yes. All right, Jeff, we're looking for something, you know, hotel or a casino and your clues. Black Jack supervisor. Casino boss, k key think of another word. For casino. What's it worked for? Casino. Yeah. Can we give it to them? Yeah. All right. We're looking for pit boss, but we're going to give it to you Jeff. We're going to give it to you, you ever heard of the term pit boss. Ahead. Okay. So that's what you're looking for. But you were close enough. So we're gonna give it to you, and you're in. Okay. Thank you. All right, man. Hang on. All right. So we have three left right to for you. One for me. Yes. Okay. So next up is Mike in Torrance. Hey, mike. You're on. ESPN. LA. Hi, mike. Okay. Here's your three word clue. Deal. On twenty one. Lack that blackjack table. Yeah, that's what you're looking for. Okay. So you're in. And let's go to dare in, in Santa Clarita. Hey Darren, you're on ESPN LA high. Hi. Okay. Okay. So I think you'd see a hotel casino. Gives you cards. Is you cards? Yeah. The bealer whom they. Yeah, it was dared your Joe you're over thinking for a second. But you're in and we'll see on the fifteenth. Okay. Thank you. All right, man. We have one free spot left, you can still text four zero seven zero five to try and get in the last guy that has a chance to win at Mesa the seats at Mason's table. We got one freebie left. Here's John in Oxnard. Hey, john. You're on. ESPN LA. How you doing? Good. Here we go. Gives you money. Here. No. Yeah. This one's kind of hard. All right. The the. I'm trying to figure out. Do you get to alter it now I guess you could? It's, it's if you wanna give it different clue, you can. Okay. Since it's the last one. Okay. We'll be a different one. Okay. This is Dave in north Hollywood. Hey, Dave you there? Yeah. Okay. All right. So here's listen to the three word clue something, you might see at a hotel or casino, money pin coat. Good. Money pin code. Yeah. What something you would see a thing you would see at a hotel pin coat. Eight pm bone, go, Dave. Good. All right, man. You're in hang on. Okay. All right. So there it is. There's we gave away nine yesterday. We nine today you can still try and get in, if you text four zero seven zero five two and tech poker. Yes. And, and they're, they're just gonna randomly. They've had thousands of entries entries in randomly they're going to select people to play in the tournament. It's going to be, I'm excited for I actually have a little poker event on Sunday night, that warm up shop doing a warm-up. Yeah. Get Neil Evert doing thing. And I'm gonna play in his poker game. Which is like a I won't say it's a high rollers game. It's a charity game on Sunday. So you couldn't do it. This Sunday cannot Lisa has forty talion relatives descending on our really. Why would think you would? Want to get out of that. Yeah, I probably would you're listening has been Los Angeles. But I it's not an option. Oh, it's. But it's so many of these people haven't met. Yeah, they're all descending. They're like her, her distant relatives. They're all I've met, probably half of them. Yeah. But they, they were gonna do a they were all going to go to Disneyland. And then they determine that nobody really wanted to go to Disneyland. They're all coming from some from Vegas, some from Pittsburgh. Some from from Pittsburgh. Yeah. The accent. Oh, yeah. Do they w why by the way, the NBA has just issued another statement about? Like their third statement of the day. Mark Stevens here. They and this is from Marc Broussard in the NBA office. Mark Stevens was the guy who shoved Kyle Lowry last night when he went diving for loose ball in the front row lower pointed out the officials that he had been shoved ejected him. And then we later found out that Mark Stevens is a warrior investor in owner one of the minority owners. He's also a he manages a hedge fund, and he's a major contributor to USC. So the, the common refrain is he should have known better. Here's what. Mike. Bass said who's an executive vice president at the NBA, quote, a team Representative must be held to the highest possible standard and the conduct of Golden State Warriors investor Mark Stevens last night was beyond unacceptable and has no place in our league as the review of this matter continues. Mr Stevens will not be permitted to attend NBA games. So there now they've exclude him from all warrior activities. And now they've, they've said he can't attend any games. So they're preparing for this. They may. They may hope it dies down. But I would imagine that, and you made the point earlier. Yeah, the, the smart move from our Stevens has guy who's done really well in life. Yeah. Would be to just remove himself from this just to say you know what this was my bad. I've had a great time investing in the warriors. I've been very fortunate life. I'm gonna cash out. I'm good. Friends with Joe lak-. I'm going to remove myself from this equation and one day, hopefully I can work my way back. But for now I'm gonna get out of the. Way. And that's what I would do. I would I would have somebody by me out of my position in the warriors, Scott isn't need money and just become a regular. Yeah. Not connected to the NBA fan and maybe one day not sit courtside. Yeah. And maybe one day he you know, can work as way back in. But I think. Lebron is reacted to this. Lowered Steve Kerr just formally apologized to Kyle Lowry. And the raptors this is very, very toxic right now. And I think if he doesn't I think, if you try to fight it, then he's got his name on buildings at USC. He becomes, you know, we, we now live in the cycle not only of social media, but of talk shows on ESPN all day and all night. And trust me, this is coming up on every single ESPN show today. It's gonna come up on every show. It's gonna come up on every show ESPN and everybody's got a radio show like Mason, and I are going to address this today. So the smartest thing this guy can do is remove himself from the equation. Yes. By the way, I would do it today. I just think the smart smart, people would go. Yeah. You know what this is? This is the same thing. We say about crisis management. I mean, you know, this is a crisis management issues. This is what we've been arguing that the Lakers should've done on time ago. They should've stepped up and said, you know what we know that, that the appearance. Is that we know what we're doing? We actually we have a plan Rob's in charge of it, or working hard behind the scenes. And I think you're going to be happy with what we come up with on June, thirtieth and moving forward. Yeah. And I bet five thousand dollars where I would come on the show before the draft. Now, you're gonna lose that I'm not I'm not very you're already working behind. I think I'm gonna win. Okay. I think I'm gonna hang I hope you do win win either way either this from I'm starting to get a reaction from the behind the beehive tweet. Okay. This is why just come when who is your new partner going to be? This. Do I say that? This. People are mad at me that I didn't feel beehive. Right. I just be hyphen high E Y. Yeah. HIV. That's how. And people are taking offensive that. Yeah. Well, people have had it, they will let me see how many times your original tweet has gone up. My, my tweet has gone out like more than seventy five times, and your original tweet where you called her out has one hundred sixty seven lights and it has been repeat treated one hundred seven times. This cracker had the nerve to at her as well. You don't want it with the high, Bob trust me. You want it with the hi. This is a bad decision by Steve Double dared me. No, I double dare not only I don't know if I've ever been happier with you. I love it. It's good for the show. Yeah. That's a double dare. So that's just that's here's here's Byron man too bad. I used to love this show. All right. P Venice maze. All right. I'm very unimpressed with the beehives response. I did adver. Yeah. We'll we'll see. She doesn't really being Twitter, she's bigger on Instagram, but her. Think big on on Twitter. Yes. Or high would get with Momo is a she worships at the shrine of the beehive. Wow. Oh, she loves the beehive I coming up next. John, I this is interesting. I put out a poll today. You can't address this specifically, but you can take a guess, at the poll. The question is phrased in a very specific way. If. The pelicans demand. Brandon ingram. Cal crews Milano ball in the number four pick for Anthony Davis. Would you make the deal? Are you allowed to say? What percentage you think say, yes, and what percentage you think, say, no? Yeah, I just can't link that player you mentioned to the Lakers team employees. But sure, I guess I will say it's very close to fifty fifty. I will tell you next Mason in Ireland. ESPN LA, IDS feel was that they're bringing Donut doughnuts. No not doughnuts. George Saddam's bringing donuts in here. It's my weakness my weakness in life. All right. Asked you a question there. Just a guess, and the way the phrasing on this poll, went was was this, if the pelicans demand. Brandon Ingram cow crews Milan's ball and the nerve before pick for Anthony Davis. What, what would you make the deal? The question is for you. What percentage of people saying, yes, I thought it would be about fifty percents. A cop out. So let me see which side would be favored because I'm suing. It's not exactly fifty fifty percent. I would say, most people distinctly, okay. I would say most people do not want to do it. Yeah. Most people do not wanna do it fifty eight percent to forty two percent. Don't wanna do it, and we were talking a little bit earlier today about the fact that if you looked at last night's warriors raptors game and Golden State or at oracle. They had one superstar. No play last night. Katie last night. One superstar went off and it wasn't enough and Toronto had one superstar inqui- and they had a five time all star and Kyle Lowry. A three time all star in market all the presumptive most improved player in the league Pasquale Siaka 'em. And, and if you've got that if you've got four guys who, who are better than than what the warriors were putting out last night to go up and stuff. That's overkill and you know what's interesting is if you think about the warriors, they, you know, they start a lineup that features when everybody's healthy that feat that features five all stars four of them lottery. Okay. Steph, clay, boogie and Durant all lottery picks. How many lottery picks, do you think the raptors hap-? I'm, I'm guessing maybe one zero zero yeah, then I'm any I ever made the finals with that description. Is that right? Oh, but what they've done is they have drafted. Right. Like Ceac was drafted right? But they've also been very smart with who they've gone out and acquired they went out and acquired quiet. They went on inquired Lowry. They went out in choir Arkansas, so they've done. They've done very well. But your point is a good win that you cannot have a great great superstar and then not get many help. Yeah. Which is the whole point of your regional question which is to try and bring in another all star. Yeah. And I mean I keep getting many, many messages with bees. Yeah. Feared he messages. So here's the here's the thing. I I'm starting to look at that June, the thirtieth date. And I'm starting to look at which, by the way is to is it? What is it today to Knicks two weeks from Sunday or three weeks from today through some weeks from Sunday? And I'm thinking about the free agents that are out there and are potentially available. I fully expect clay to sign a max deal with Golden State, it sound after last night. At least according to wodel it looks like. The Sixers will offer Jimmy Butler a five-year max. It looks like kyri is on his way to either the nets or the Knicks. Why the betting favourite now is that he stays in Toronto and K D either stays in Golden State or goes to the Knicks all the sudden the free agency market, this, this summer that we've looked at and said, look all these guys are out there, and this is an astore free agencies and it may be that freed see is not the way the Lakers are gonna get better. Well, at least in terms of acquiring a superstar, the good thing about free agency has you can add without having to give anyone out so free agencies ideal in the sense that you could keep Ingram and Kouzmin Lonzo, and heart and add somebody else, and just slide him into your cap space. But remember, if they do a trade, that means there's a bunch of money going out so that the, you know, you would still have some available cap space to go out and sign some of the second and third tier free agents, some of these guys, like gaining green or Seth curry or JJ Rediker, people that can. Shoot. And I think LeBron needs to be surrounded by shooters. That's what we learned last year. By the way, speaking of LeBron. I mentioned earlier, he had gone back at Rachel Nichols and said that he doesn't think the NBA's done enough originally when he saw this when the Brian saw this. Did you see his Instagram post? No. Here's Brian road, and Instagram this morning, quote, there's absolutely no place in our beautiful game for that at all talking about Mark Stevens pushing. Kyle Lowry right there. So many issues here. When you sit courtside, you absolutely know what comes with being in the floor. And if you don't know it's on the back of the ticket itself, that states, the guidelines right, but he himself being fan. But more importantly, part owner, the warriors he knew exactly what he was doing, which is why this was so uncalled for he knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game court side. So for that something needs to be done ASAP, a swift action for his access absolute and the NBA done that they've basically kicked him out of the rest of the finals put him on double secret probation saying can't participate in more your team activities. He cannot attend NBA games until further notice they're going to get through these finals. And then decide what they have to do with this guy, but Mason, and I were both saying earlier in the show that we think the smart thing would feed for him to take himself out. You know, he's the guy he's you know, his rumor net worth is two point three billion. So he he. Doesn't need own the warriors to be successful. You should just say, look, I made a mistake. I this a bad look for me for the league, I'm gonna step down. Also, my shares to my buddy, Jo lake OBE and, and, and I'll take the focus off of me and put it back then with a with an apology. He kinda can go back to his life. I think if he does the. The I'm not gonna do anything, I'm gonna sit around and do nothing. It's he's not managing the crisis. Yeah. I have never seen so many bees in my entire life there. Well, you knew that was coming. I'm seeing some. Some slurs. I'm seeing Flers directed at you. Yeah. Okay. It's been pointed out that I appear to have no upper or lower lips in my. The room like that. My Twitter picture. I have no upper lower lips. So how could I possibly say what I tweeted? There's some slurs that I can't repeat. Okay. There did you follow this one? One of these names is so offensive. I can't even read the name, but one person replied, pretty sure bay didn't say blank, so and somebody wrote in are you actually listening to the show today? He did this specific reason that she writes back to drum up attention doesn't matter. Then he says, John pretty much dared him to do it just to incite the beehive. So here they didn't even know where you're going to be a motor con, but there are a lot of them. Yeah. There are others, you know, they don't scare me these beehive people. Okay. They don't scare me. Yeah, there's one there's stuff I'm having to look up in the urban dictionary to figure out what it is. Stuff that seems innocuous actually is a is a slur. Yeah. That'd be fun, by the way, here's something this may get you up to one hundred K dollars. I think you're you're around fifty how many Matt I think you're between fifty and fifty fifty three thousand. Yeah. This make one hundred K the beehives gonna rely on not at one hundred K by now. I've been doing this a long time. So over the past couple of really months, I've talked about the concept that the dodgers might get involved in the Craig kimbrel sweepstakes, I call that the Kimbrell gambit, right? The Kimbrell gambit officially died last night. When the Chicago Cubs signed Craig kimbrel who I think is a future hall of Famer to three year. Forty three million dollar contract, John, as you pointed out. He got exactly what he was looking. Yeah. I think if you're kimbrel, a lot of people that you, he's not gonna get a multi your deal, nobody's gonna pay him that much money in the middle of the season. I thought the dodgers could get. Get them for like one year, maybe seventeen million. Instead, he gets three years, forty three million and goes to a pretty good team. And by the way, this now there are two teams that that the dodgers have got to worry about in the National League playoffs the Phillies. They've I've been saying that for a long time. I picked the Phillies to win that division. And now the cubs are right there in that conversation. Kimbrell has a career ERA of a buck ninety one lowest among relievers in major league baseball history. With three hundred career innings pitched three hundred thirty three saves. He was the youngest pitcher in major league baseball to hit three hundred saves. He's got eight hundred sixty eight strikeouts and just five hundred thirty two innings and his strikeouts, per nine is fourteen point seven, which is the best among major league pitchers in history with at least five hundred career innings the other guy that's still out. There is dal-. Kaikal but the dodgers don't need starting last thing. They need to starting pitching. They need bullpen help. But now you've got the cubs are legit contenders with this acquisition, because they were trying to get by with Pedro Strope who's been hurt lately. Now Strope settles into a set off a setup role and you've got Kimball to close. The cubs are going to be a handful once you get to the postseason with kimbrel at closer, the cubs currently lead the National League central with a thirty four and twenty six record the dodgers are just ridiculous. Twenty three games over five hundred. They're off today, and that doesn't mean that the dodgers won't try to address their bullpen issues at the trade deadline, they almost certainly will as BUSTER only talked about yesterday on her show. So it's graduation season. People graduate from like kindergarten. They graduate from I have no kids. But it seems like for me. There was one graduation. It was high school. Now, there are many graduations, how many different graduations did young Jack half. Oh, they do these steps these promotions when you go to, like from Shane schools when you go from, like fifth grade to sixth grade, when you go from eighth grade to ninth grade, and now he's got another one coming next year. What I wanna know. What I wanna know. So the big thing about graduation was, like, I sent a graduation party invitation to every single person that I had ever met in my life because generally speaking, what people do is they write a check. Does that happen? Now when you graduate from fifth grade when you graduate from eighth grade, we have. No, not that early. But we do get college and high school graduations, but I received another one yesterday, I've found that they're more now they're not. Overpass years. They have been money, grabs, like they've been a way to contact the people. Now, they're just announcements where they don't you, you have no way of contacting really. Well, you could if you wanted to go out of your way to find him, but they're not they're not an ask in past years. They've been in the ask and a lot of a lot of people, we know that are graduating, don't need, you know, their parents are, you know, like this guy that push. Loaded with money. Two two billion dollars. Your kid doesn't need a, a check for his graduate. So, so what we did was Mason. I each wrote a one minute graduation speech. Like if you asked us to be Dragway Shen, what's the best vice we give let's do them next. I wanna I wanna read to you something that just happened. This is the beginning of NBA trade season. Right now, Brooklyn, just traded, Allan crab, and the number seventeen picking the draft. You remember the draft two weeks from tonight. To it. Lanta for taurine prints. And a second round pick Tory. But Allan crab is the key thing that moves here Alan crab was set to make eighteen and a half million dollars next year, and I think tarring Princess stolen, his rookie contract, so they just cleared Brooklyn just cleared a bunch of cap space, and I think the reason is if they're getting kyri now they get space to bring somebody else in with them. And why would they do that Brooklyn? Now. I understand why Brooklyn, why would it land to take on the Allan crab contract? Well, here's, here's what Brooklyn's clearing, eighteen million in additional cap space for July which gives the nets forty six million in cap space to sign Amax free agent, and even retained the ngelo. Russell. The nets the reason the hawks did it is. They got another first round pick. Okay. So the hawks are collecting picks because they're rebuilding and they're young. So the twenty twenty first round they, they not only got a twenty nineteen first ramp. Right. They got a twenty twenty for they're not expecting to contend at all this year. Right. So, but so they just got to number wants to take that contract. Now here's the twenty twenty first round pick to the hawks is protected one to fourteen. So it'll be middle draft two first round picks. That's not bad. No. That's not bad for Atlanta. I also think that key thing there is clearing, the cat spay, eighteen million in additional cap space, gives the nets more flexibility. So let's say they don't say kyri. Let's say they signed four some type of forward, they signed Durant. Yeah. Then they can now they have the money to keep the ngelo Russell, right? They got the better player Taurean prince the better player of the two absolu- and younger and has more upside. Yeah, but now that this, this is kind of like the ringing of the stock exchange bell. Yep. Now, other teams are free to start wheeling and dealing in, in light of the draft leash hounds here we go. Right. The Lakers may wait until after July because they get some restrictions. But these traits all go down and get announced before the draft. So you will know it's going on within the next three weeks. So wait a minute experiment. Okay, we'll know here's what happens. They. If you want to and Larry Koon would be better. Justed a bunch of different traits artists and said, well, they would clearly happen before the draft, you're saying they wouldn't necessarily that there are some advantages to signing the player, you can't sign a free agent until July. First right June, thirtieth three o'clock. So they'll be some trades just to make your choice work better that will go down at the first official day, you can sign a free agent is July sixth. So what you may see and you see this. A lot is remember, I'll use Andrew Wiggins as an example. Andrew Wiggins was drafted by the Cavs. He never played in Cleveland matter of fact, even played summer league for the Cavs. But everybody knew that the Kevin love to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins was probably happening. Yeah. And it got reported, but you have to go through the charade of not doing yet, just to make the numbers work. Right. So some of that could go onto okay got it. It'll be so this is the first official deal. Yep. That has gone down Brooklyn clearing eighteen million cap space by getting out of that Allan crab contract, which is really smart. All right. Coming up next I should probably lead with now. Now, the, the behind is officially on me. Okay. Good. So we'll do we'll do our graduation advice, and then we'll update the beehive. Yes. Mason, Ireland fasttrack also in ten minutes. He is. LA. All be on say today if you're just doing the show, I dared Mason to attack beyond say and rile up the beehive her her fans on social media, who threaten to destroy anyone who writes anything negative about beyond say. So what did you write? I wrote exactly what you asked me to write which was. At the onset grow up. She wasn't looking at your man, hashtag team. Nicole missile at night. Joe lake ABS wife leaned over towards. Jay Z in front of beyond say to ask him if you wanted to lime in his gin and tonic and it turned into an international incident, which actually led to amazingly death threats against this. Nicole is poor woman. Sola Mason, wanted to see what would happen if I actually wanted to see what would happen, if Mason riled up the beehive. And what is the latest? The latest is. I'm getting all kinds of tweets did beyond say, even say she was upset, I'm calling ESPN. What did be on say, do not a damn thing mind? Your own effing business at basketball game the beehive Dada have your life. Boy, people just fuse to stop playing with bees name. I don't think he realizes the amount of impact a hive has literally get this man fired a matter of seconds. This man is adding beyond say when you don't even when she don't even use Twitter a grown ass. Man feeding into so mess and on. Consensus amongst beehive is that I have no lips. Excellent. You're gonna have tons more followers to. All right. So this being graduation season. Yes, mason. I've each wrote a one minute graduation speak as if we were the keynote speaker yet graduation, who was your keynote speaker Carol Burnett Carolina. That's good. Yes, good. Mine was weirdly. William F. Buckley. Usual -servative campus -servative camp. Actually, it was the Carol Burnett was was honored with an honorary degree. So Charles young. The chancellor the stood up there like a wind bag and took all the minutes that got up there, Mr. Rogers, got our honorary degree that year which was actually pretty cool. An and she was funny. Okay. So we've prepared a short one-minute speeches. You wanna go first, you want me to go? I I'll go first. Okay. Congratulations. Let me just play the music. Congratulations on reaching the quarter pole of your life, your twenties are the most important, the most formative years of your life. I say, try everything absolutely everything. At least one time, dance skydive travel, go to a sweat lodge party. Fall in love. Fall outta love. Try wasco. It's not legal in California, twenties, or a vision quest. This is the time for you to experiment and figure out who you are, and who you wanna be remember when things get tough. I'm quoting the band aid JR, one hundred bad days. Make a hundred good stories a hundred good stories, make you interesting at parties when things go wrong, it's only temporary. It'll pass in the end. It will shape your life, and maybe you'll laugh about it some day, every bad career decision in my life has been from chasing money, make your career decisions based on what you love as Joseph. Campbell says follow your bliss, and trust the money will follow. Don't be practical, instead dream, that's so interesting. By the way you were exact he did exactly one minute, which is very good. And it's fate was last word you said dream k that's going to be the first word I go to here's my there three things that I know that might help us move forward. Here's the first one dream big. I grew up wanting to be a sports announcer. Mad. It was chick her. Now I have chick Hearn's job. I needed to work hard. I needed a ton of luck, but think about this, no matter what job is out there. Somebody gets to do it that somebody could be you. So how do you get there? That's the second remember this only takes one. You're about to go from graduation season to rejection season. When I got out of UCLA I sent out one hundred forty tapes trying to get a job and TV news. I got one hundred thirty nine rejections when you get. Rejected ignore it move on. It takes one person to take a chance on you. That's all you need. Mine was in Monroe Louisiana place. I'd never been never heard of ignore the nose focus on getting one. Yes. And when you get it remember the third thing, and it's this five words stay humble, don't get out worked whatever you decide to do. You can't control most of the circumstances. But you can always control your attitude and your work ethic, any successful person, most likely has a sick work ethic, if you're good to people, and you work harder than anybody else, people will notice, so leave you with this Wayne Gretzky used to say you miss a hundred percent of the shots. He had don't take so dream. Big find somebody who will say, yes. Stay humble and don't get out work now. Go take your shot, by the way. Exactly. One. Minute one minute. So we, we actually stayed to the time on this day to the time limit how long are commencement. Addresses roughly twenty minutes do they go twenty fifteen to twenty minutes. Yeah. Some, some are shorter. Yes. Some of them get like they don't go down that rabbit hole a couple years ago. I did like listening to commencement play Oprah has been asked to be at a lot of. Aaron. Sorkin stun a bunch. Oh, nice most, you know, I, I listen to a really good one presidents. Yeah. I listen to a really good when it USC probably a month ago. Really? Maverick Carter get outta here. Mavin Carter see this year this year at the business school. Wow. And his message was very interesting. His message was. That. You have to challenge yourself to be more than in other words. They created a company called more than an athlete, but said more than is a mindset. He said, if you're a basketball player be more than a basketball player. If you are a civil rights activists be more than a civil rights experts. If you're really good husband, be more than a good as been he said, it's a mindset that always there is no limit. And he told the story about the time, he was at Nike, and he goes, pretty set up said, you know, I had a came from background is friends. Lebron Nike gave me a job and they basically had set me up and I walked in one day and said, I'm leaving to start my own company, and try and compete with Nike and everyone thought it was crazy. He he talks about how he had everybody group in his hometown. They told him to go get a grown ask job. Yep. 'cause I had a great grown ask job. But he goes, you know what I didn't have. He didn't have more than. Yeah. And he goes, if you think that way, everything you do be more than whatever it is. You currently are. He said, you'll always be striving to be something better. And he was excellent. Where do you listen to these just Google maverick Carter, commencement speech? Come on YouTube, medical Bron tweeted it out. That's how I found that podcast. Probably big good podcasts, probably in. It was it was the business school. And by the way, the dean of the business could be, maybe the communication school may have that wrong man. In Burke school. Yeah. Yeah. And you know who the dean, there is no willow bay? Do you know who that is? She a former sports caster, correct? Yeah. Former model. Yep. Now married to Bob Iger is Disney. And when I moved out here to run Disney she kind of went back to her roots grown up as a journalist, and they asked her to be the dean of the school, and she's the one who recruited maverick Carter to come top. Oh, that's. Great and very good. You should seek it out and the easiest way to find it. If you go to LeBron's Twitter or Instagram, and he linked it. But if you Google it will come up. I should've said, it's about twenty minutes said dream, and don't provoke the beehive. Don't get stung. All right. Don't get your not stunned. This is going to be, but this gonna make you more popular. I actually think most of the stuff is funny. All right. Coming up next is fast track. Yeah, fasttrack is coming up next for you. Mason in Ireland. ESPN LA.

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 3)

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

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Mornings with Keyshawn, LZ and Travis (HR 3)

"Mood key. Oh man. I'm gonna be a week with Iran guy. I know. No, no, no. He leaves today I understand. But you have your, your professional Uber driver this weekend. We'll yeah. We'll yes. That is that is correct. I am definitely that he's already checked out. He's already got the music going. I, I want you to make it back. But I wanted to be close. I wanted I want some stories when you get back you have stories stories before he is. Travis. What do they call it your Facebook? Bookstore your Instagram store. Go have instant stores are ill. And by the way, I'll check in a couple of times from the during the week from Jamaica. It's only a couple of hours up. So I just prior to okay. Let me ask you this real quick. Yeah. So when you get off the plane. Yes was the first thing you don't do smoke a Doobie. Laughs. It seems like you know. The local steel to me even though it's legal, it's legal there, believe it or not, really. Yes. Everybody. But you it's just a two way. Go route defacto. Hello. Hi. This is Jamaican police department. You have a collect call. Raj growing. Do you accept one the Klein to, to? That's exactly what do your phone sound. Again for us. What you know what you can't declined. No way. Seven fifty six. We fire up the Doppler. Sixty three degrees right now in hob ra-, highest, seventy six and sunny. It'll be warm all we get a fire up the Duke. It is national Donut day key and just a few minutes after you're done. I got some free Donut information for US June need. He's headline presented by sprint. Yeah. I'm not a big doughnut guy. I like Randy's. You know if I never another Donut the rest of my life. Yeah. It's just fried nothing, right. Any reg wishing Donut fans who are great. They can eat all day low. I'm just telling you what I'm good. I, I like Randy's every now and then driving, south I can grab one or two. But I'm not like Chris, I'm not Rick craving donuts twenty four seven. No. That's not me a do you know what? They're using doughnuts for now. Like, emojis. I know there's a Donut emoji. You'll do Donut information a few off the air column on air Lowcock ado to do. So I got a weekend full of overdriving going on. I'm going to be the guy. I am Prius. And I'm just going to be. And that means that I have my kids. Oh, we go we in long, 'cause my wife is going on a vacation with some of her girls in the kids are Amari posssibility for the weekend. Uh-huh. And so I got the list it's morning. Oh, you already got the list. I got the list to the to-do list bullet points. There's probably ten I guess. It's a long list time or any sub bullet points. Like main bullet point three under next may point. Don't forget, this make sure she gets that. Ten thirty drop off here. Pick up there. I'm like, wait a minute. I can't go from one, it's like I'm in the car pretty much for about sixteen straight hours, but doesn't you doesn't appreciation for wives and mothers. I mean you know that's a lot. They gotta do man. Still table. Yeah. No. You almost made me have all the mothers in the world, hate me about the no because I'm in the car, literally back and forward up and down the freeway just two times. It's today, don't you don't have to pick them up from school. Right. Because they're going to go home with so and so how do you pick them up at the house. But here's the trick part. I got a peek, Vance up over here at this time, got all the way across town, the pick London at this time in only leaves me a hour and twenty minutes to give one destination to the next and then I gotta feed him. They gotta eat. Because nowhere on there is dinnertime. It's in between view. You gotta figure that. And then Saturday, I got to take the dog to get washed at nine AM. I'm trying to sleep till eleven. So now I got wait hold on this pin in that for second. You can still sleep that late because I wake up and go back. Okay. And then I gotta drop the dogs off at night in the morning. Get them clean. This group got to drop the kids, then London has her acting in stuff in dance at all just all this craziness, right? Then he Vance has a play date. You got to pick him up dropping him up and he got over here and get her. They know Sunday, you got to do the same thing this Saturday, but go back to Saturday, all day Dennis to bowling alley in the afternoon. I don't wanna go bowling. Like I don't think that's fine for them. So we got a guy can't try them, selves, dude. I don't. What do we talk about earlier? I talked to want to do that. That's not what I'm looking for. And I don't want to be in a bowling alley talking to somebody. I really don't wanna talk to Johnson all that. Do you do this move because I've had the list to we've all had the list list of things he gotta do if it do you follow the list religious like just boom boom boom has not on the list? I'm not doing it. I don't hear literally like no audible. Read the dishes, like one on no. The dishes stuff like that. We good on that. I'm not worried about that part, anything inside not on the list. I'm not probably not gonna happen. They would ask me anyway, because she's already prepped him on what to ask for which is on the list. There will be no target stops. Now, it'd be none of that on Rogers listed. He's been giving because I've seen it before. Do you guys have this to the last thing that circled his please? Come home not on my list. Unique you get please come home, because you heard what it prior to me, and the headline you heard what he's doing Jamaica. So, yeah. The nude booze cruise. No, I'm talking about the illegal activity. It's done walk off. Jamaica? Would they turn their head Jamaica? Mak-. Mako. I'm also going to cliff diving. Again, I've been before you guys ever jumped off the huge cliff known talking about, like way up. You get in. Doing. That's fun. Okay till you hit a rock scuba diving. I'll be down there with the sharks. He says he's not he's not coming back. Jamaica's you'd better come back with that is this sharks in Jamaica water. There's the oceans is the ocean water, of course there in their little stuff, like never heard of like attacks, you know, stuff like that. But Sharpton, I'm sure they can go anywhere. I mean like in the you know, like the cliff diving area. Asking no not there. But the ocean nice blue. All you have to be way out at that point. Here's, here's a good rule of thumb their everywhere. Yeah. No, but here's my good rule of thumb, if it's Carribean Jamaican water that sort of thing in ways. Now I'm getting in anything below above the ways we go. We go coming. We go in a boat and go way out Neo Shen fifty feet down. And then you just joined the low captain. Yeah. That's not the nude boat though thing different different boat. Yeah. But you just talked different scoops, crispy cream stop by Cosco. That's all I ca- to crispy cream will give you a free Dona today. You just walk in. Ask for Dunkin donuts has a free doughnut with beverage purchase. I guess it's just dunk it now. Walmart's get a free glazed Donut for you and Randy's donuts until noon. Four free glazed Donut round about chocolate donuts any chocolate on chocolate down. If you want, I mean, you know, Randy's legit Grandes is about the mostly Jit Nola spot, I ever been to Sodano broadened Donut yesterday for everybody. He thought yesterday was astral donate. They were from birdies. Downtown. They I I had one key L admit shop. Sure you have has their own donuts. Oh, yeah. If you go to the big walmarts, they like to restaurants came easy. No walnut mall. More. No. No. That's about. I had them once a long time ago good. I forgot. Yeah, that's right. The ones with this wrinkles. I didn't know the had him. All right. So the NBA keys. Hi sorry today. You're listening ks PM, Los Angeles. The NBA has dealt with the investor from the warriors who put his hands on coddle Kyle Lowry goes into the stands game three. He gets shoved by a guy yesterday. We thought it was a guy, right? With a rich guy with good seats, probably too much to drink got fired up and had all that parts party just say is true ridge guy had to drink. But now we know that it wasn't just any old rich guy. It was a very specific. Rich guy. It was Mark Stevens who is an investor in the in the warriors. He's also a guy that's donated hundreds of millions of dollars to USC. He's, he's that guy. He's involved at the team. He's a Representative the team the league told him you're done for a year. You're not coming any games. They find him a half a million dollars. The league said the reason he didn't get a lifetime ban is because he's been an exemplary part of their league for a longtime. He issued a statement apologizing saying that he's embarrassed that he thinks lower for not escalating, the situation so on and so forth. But this was about, as bad of a look as you could find where an investor in a championship team, shoved a player. They put a PR spin on it. That's what they did. He should. That, that, that's the appropriate action. I guess I mean it's hard to tell it's hard to take his percentage away in have Joe lake going by back, and it's hard to do that. Okay. It's just it's hard. I am satisfied because of the unique position who this individual is in who is attached to that. They ban him for year. I would have. They probably wouldn't wanna step further in banning for good. You can be an investor. But you can't show up to any warrior games if you want to see a worry game go up to Portland go to LA but you can't do it in these arenas. Not in Oakland. Not. It's cisco. That's what I think Adam silver, should've done, but I'm satisfied that he gave him a year ban. Now, do I think is apology is sincere? Do I think that he said down, and he put it together, and all those sorts of things not that really matters? But no, no, I don't think I think he did what he needed to do, because even though at the moment you may be high strung. Maybe excited for your team, you're pumping. You're fixing all those sorts of thinking, and you may be drinking, but it doesn't make just 'cause you drink in doesn't make it right for you to somebody. Here's kind of Lowry and he was confirming not just that he got shove. We saw that on the video. But what was said to him from Stevens? Can you confer what the guy said to you too? To go Blake yourself is that accurate? Yeah. Multiple times that situation you were just talking about how did you keep your cool understand at the moment? My team needed me on this that they're plenty of fans and kids in in a world watching his game and me being grown men, having kids myself, my kids could always go back and see that anywhere other situation, if it wasn't in this situation, they probably would have been done differently handled differently by me understand. I have two young children to be able to, to hold myself to certain standard, which I do I self to a high standard and got to make sure that I uphold that Kyle Lowry saying what he said, right? There makes a ton of sense because after something like that happens when you're motions have come back down to normal when you're not as, as driven by Drennan, as you are in the moment, where you're competing athletic event, never mind, the NBA finals, you can say, you know what my team needs me. I want to set a good example, for the kids that are watching, good example, for my own family. It's easy to do it. Then what Kyle our did. In the moment key is virtually impossible is to not go because he got shoved in the back, you don't know who that guy is. He just knows that he got shoved by some guy on the court, Kyle Lowry, you can make an I don't think it's too much of an exaggeration Kyle Lowry saved the NBA finals by not caving that guys because if he does what I think, no, the hurdle would do if he reacts the way, that most people would react when they get shoved by Colorado playing basketball he dives into the seats to try to get a ball. And the next thing you know, some guy shoving me in the back, a lot of guys would not have done what he did if he would punch that guy or shoved him back or escalate situation. And all of a sudden you have a situation similar to what we saw in Detroit years ago. Can you imagine what we're talking about right now? We're not talking about Kevin Durant Klay Thompson in the finals. We're not talking about free agency. We're talking about another ugly incident in the NBA where and this is how it be characterized a player went into the stands and slugged a fan. And in this case, it would be an owner who escalated this. Situation who told this guy bleep off in the moment. You'd have the biggest PR mess. You could ever possibly imagine. Kyle Lowry saved the NBA and Adam silver a year if not more of headaches, talking about the NBA being out of control. He should get a gold medal for the way he handled this yesterday. He hasn't let's different obviously than what happened in Detroit, or somebody other players that had high energy that played in the NBA professional sports, in general, he handed probably better than I would have because like you said, guy touches me pushes me. My first reaction was to shove him to the ground and pushing, of course, even though I know that. It potentially could hurt my team and all of those things catering, we smart trust me. I am extremely smart. When it comes to those sorts of things. And when it comes to that moment, you're just bam it just clicks because you got you have someone touching you pushing you, shoving you. When you're doing your job as a basketball player. What do you wanna do? That's the way I look at you. Eat the right thing. Larry did the right thing. By turning around looking for the referee looking for the security to come an escort this individual out of his seats because a lot of players, you know, if that's Draymond green boogie cousins are Charles Barkley Oakley. Any of those guys, probably some totally different images is something different. Magic. Gary Payton dives into stance, right there. Gee pre probably would push. That's what I'm saying. And the conversation wouldn't have been. Hey, he shoved him. I he's just protected himself. Hey. He's a dry. It would be probably the drink and throw slugs fan. That's what it would be. And it would be unfair, and it would be an accurate and it would be a mischaracterization what it was. But the storm the end is another player attacked a fan because they got entangled up on the sidelines disaster. You're always hill to a higher standard. As a player in your is a fan or anybody else, because of rigidly. We thought that this individuals just a fan learned out later, that he was a minor minority owner of the Golden State Warriors in a board of trustees high don't donor to USC given over a hundred million dollars to the university in this is what we're talking about. Fly guy I can go twice. Watch this. What is this reading rainbow? No, I missed. Well, obviously. I missed that. Rodrigue square. Well, no, that's true. Either. But thirty six years ago, the reading rainbow. Yeah. What what is reading it was on? PBS. Casey. J PBA. I missed that one. Watch Sesame Street and stuff. Maybe I saw I don't know. It was Sesame Street electric company reading. Oh go kill you. Whatever it's called. Okay. All that stuff. Yeah. What was it gig? Gilligan's island. Gilligan's island Gilligan's island. Oh, yeah. Yeah. So that sorta Sesame Street educational television public public Alexa company. By the Rogers, the, he's different. Wondering if you could do me a big favor share anyone hit. Well, I was wondering if you would pretend that you're angry for me. I should pretend that I'm angry for you. You see, I was just trying to imagine what people look like when they're angry, you know, and I said to myself boy, nobody can get angry like my old, buddy Burke gets angry that what you said yourself. Bruce, really just great Bert, really grumpy gal Ernie. Thanks, really. Really? Angry like that rhythm pundits when you can see it just just the audio very different very cool. But now. Sesame Sesame Street. It was cool, but it wasn't something, I'd just set up and think big Burgess was quick, muppet trivia, who's the only person that was on the Muppets and Sesame Street. There's only one Ernie. No. A host Kermit. He's the only guy that lived in befalls oh collection. Yeah, he was. Yeah. Could be lot because of Roger's amazing one of the best bits ever on this show was the Sesame Street bit earning. They'll be at the prix this weekend. People didn't know that. And I was like, oh, that's facts. I mean, Bert, always that's why he was groping you went to work part is always at home in the tub waiting for them. Dude. He just got home from work, and you ain't did the dishes or nothing. He's always yelling and I was like, come on. There was no mama around vet that there's parents. Paying rent? It's okay we'll their puppets. No, this is different man. This cure assigning values on things that are just puppet was in a bathtub together. And they weren't kids because Burt was always went to work. So let me but it's amazing. Say you might not want to admit it. But if you and it's okay, you know, we're show, the people to say light on things just watching the show. They were puppets puppets in the bathtub soggy, when they get out because of the material. Well, it wasn't real bath. It looked like suds, right? They shared a room. Roommates beim for tonight, the warriors are down two games to one. No, Kevin Durant Claes gonna play. But we don't know how effective is going to be spot minutes. Maybe we'll see. I mean we I mean he's gotta go though. You can't try to manage the minutes because you're gonna lose if you're only playing clay for twelve fifteen twenty minutes, you're probably not gonna win the game. You're gonna need him to play his thirty plus minutes the way that he has all season long. If you're going to do it play this out for a second. Let's say that the warriors lose tonight they're down three one. Katie's not bad. At that point. It looks like it's probably a wrap that even even the warriors are probably have a hard time, winning two games in Toronto and winning three in a row. That's ask, what if they have full strength? I'm okay with that. But it get the full strength eighties back by now. The odds are he's probably not coming back. I mean, we'll see we'll see how it plays foam on this. Let's say that they lose tonight and then the series goes the way that it would probably go at that point to Rana wins the NBA championship. We know Kevin Durant free agent. We know that Klay Thompson is a free agent and we know that the. The warriors are at a point where things are going to be different moving forward. Could this tonight if they lose tonight, could this be the end of the warrior dynasty, we've seen team win three championships? We see them go to the finals, five years in a row. This is unprecedented stuff, if it comes to an end tonight, basically, in the sense that they go down three two, one is that the end of the warrior dynasty, does break-up Katie leave do people start going on where and all of a sudden the warriors running the NBA for the last five six years, that's just over. But what's the what's the definition of dynasty though winning championships? And being in the finals over and over and over again the same way the patriots the same way the warriors the bulls, the Lakers all the teams that were there year after year after you don't have to win it every time. But you may be out of five. Right. Is that what it would be three out of five? If they lose it this time. No, I don't think so, because Kevin Rankin leave Klay Thompson. It seems like everything is pointing to him going back to Oakland and being part of the warriors, obviously Draymond. They're a Steph isn't going anywhere. So I think that if clay goes back in Katie elects to leave. They could steal contend for championships for the next several years. But if both were to leave thing, yeah, but if one were to leave, then we'll, but the idea, let's say let's say it's Klay. Let's say it Stephan Draymond. They keep those three guys Shaun Livingston's getting up there dollar scam. Find Shaun Livingston. You can find a younger show living with the door is far more open than it's been in the last five years, all of a sudden there, there's an opportunity for. Well, it's, it's wherever. We're gonna get closer. There's no question, even if all five of those dudes came back teams are going to get better because they're going to acquire the players from other teams to make their team better to get closer to the war. But if they roll it again ki- they're going to be not only favorites heavy fence fine. If they roll it again, in the Brian James coli, Leonard come to LA, and they join forces that captain close significantly significantly. If, if all of a sudden Anthony Davis comes to LA that, that window has closed significantly. The ripple effect is interesting because if let's say it's just Kevin Durant. Kevin decides he's going to go somewhere else. The opportunities for the Lakers in particular, whether they get choir anybody else. It's, it's not just that the warriors are less. It's what you were saying that it's an opportunity for the rockets for the Lakers for the clippers for all these other teams that have been close, but not quite good enough to get by. The, the west is open at that point. It's not just right. The warriors in the western the I don't know what it is open. At think they still get the ticket punch to get to the championship, but Lee losing K D certainly gives other people hope in opportunity when his down everybody's gonna wait for that one domino from him to fall. He's controlling the free agent. Mark. You think it to control? And we're goes everybody every why just such a strange guy. That's fine. But it still controls the free agent market 'cause when he makes a decision to go to the Knicks he's going to nix because Kyrie's going there if he doesn't go to the Knicks comes the Lakers because he wants to play. Lebron says a mistake Toronto, or I'm going to go to the clo, there's no reaction domino effect that did you see that video of pre game where he's coming out of this ball. Could a saw it but I didn't really there in the tunnel. They're getting ready to come out on the court. Right. And Josh Norman it's kinda hyped up. And he's bouncing around and he six hand out like he wants to give fest pound to qui- quite looks at him. Like he's never seen him in his life. He just stares at him with this blank expression, and then just start staring at his phone. It was the loonier disease thing. I'll think maybe he didn't see him. But then he just points. Let's walk out to the court. He points towards the court. And because nor puts a closely, here's my fifth and he was like I'm just walking a court. There's something going that focus or that's just not. Total. I'm in another world right now. I'm about to go smash now the world another world. If you put your fist out key, and I see your fist. I'm not saying this morning, you kept walking. I said, hey, chemo. You didn't say you did -solutely thing I said the role. Well to say exactly like that about stuff. Adjective, or to know there's something going on with that guy. I don't I know. I know he's a great player. I know that he likes his privacy. I know that he's not terribly demonstrative. That was weird that I don't care what rate when you lock the and, you know, you play when you locked in you, you raise your sharp and you focus man. Somebody say some to you and you didn't. You didn't even hear you didn't see your like, but he didn't. It's not that he didn't see Keith. He chose not to engage or he didn't quite understand what is going on. One of those two probably understand what was going on. He probably probably understand, was going to lock the laser focus and the reason I didn't say anything this morning. I was a little freaked out by the tank top. Do it once more. I really I can't do it again or any tired. Happy birthday. Dave Navarro who is fifty three years old, member Jane's addiction and. Temporary member of red hot chili peppers. Yeah. I like Jane's addiction shirt chili peppers hard pass. He was married. A common Electra right. Yeah. Yeah. Right now, you're I was like, I knew the name from somewhere. He's married to comb electric. Right. He was in one of those groups with the he had a tat since stuff Jane's addiction. Yeah. I like Elektra that electric. Electric NAS Electra. It is Paul Cato, so tan our boss, just walked by the glass. Key work was looking at it, but he's Kia look like Why's, he wearing a tank top. We'll just it was amazing it. It's a different look for you. Well, stay take work, and we talked about it, and we're gonna have we're gonna call the boardwalk Fridays beach day day pool. Party Friday, maybe pool party Friday, we're gonna wear beach. We're and just hang tops. Shorts us our morning show. We are not beats beach beach, and it didn't sound like you little beach, telling Jim. Jim or at the beach, your tanks wearing a tank top to GM. So please stop saying, I understand we're tank top to the gym or freaks. I'm not wearing one work is okay. Yeah. Works not okay. We gotta get like a weight, set it. So, so. Okay. So. So all of a sudden. Dress code. No. There's no dress coke. You have never done it before. That's why it kind of caught us all flat. Because these are new are you wearing underwear them. Are you wearing underwear? Tell the truth do I have on board shorts go figure it out who wears underwear with board shorts. What there's just a p then piece of material separating you and, and a six foot desk. Painfully well. All right. Would you pay it off? Carson Wentz healthy. They want me to go where board shorts and have the net in the stuff that you probably wear. First of all, sports, shorts don't have the net. That's what I'm saying, then which swim Trump. Yes. Swim trunks have the net board, shorts, don't know that is highly unpleasant. Well, you asked who have Carson Wentz at the top. And then I got you know, so Carson Wentz got signed by the eagles yesterday. They gave him a contract extension, and it is a big big extension. It's got one hundred seven million dollars, guaranteed one hundred twenty eight million dollars over all, of course he and Jared Goff and Dak Prescott ultimate in the same year Gough is one went to Dak goes in with the third round or fourth round debt goes in the fourth round, right there. But all of these guys are coming up, are they all going to get the same kind of money, and should they all get the same minus, they all are going to get the saying they should get the same money because it's the market is to marketplace. When you talk about big numbers at the quarterback spot, you're talking about one hundred twenty eight million dollar extension. So it's a six year deal because they added. Oh in four years, right? He already had two remaining on his contract and hundred seven of his guarantee similar to the Russell Wilson deal where Russell Wilson got a four year one hundred plus million dollars. And it's upwards of one hundred close one hundred fifty million dollars, max value. You know, if he hits incentives and all and all sorts of things and some of it, he'll get some of wall. But this helps a number of quarterbacks in the next two years, whether it's this current class in two thousand sixteen with that Prescott in Jared Goff, or whether it's the Carson not the Carson Wentz where this Jameis Winston and the Marcus mariota, ultimately Mahomes, certainly those other two guys in Winston and mariota. They have to perform at a different level to, to get to these numbers, and, you know, I think, and I honestly think that they will because it's free agent time in money is due and usually players tend to focus in little bit more for whatever strange reasons. In have good season was contract. Those two guys will be close to this. But the interesting thing here in LA is what will less need the Rams make a decision. Will they make a decision on whether or not to extend golf or will they say, hey, we got the fifth year option? We have the franchise tag. We have all these sort of things enroll it out at that point in time. So the Rams clearly have a plan with what they're gonna do with Jared Goff. We don't know exactly what it is about when they were planning on giving him that contract extension, and giving him the hundred million or whatever whatever the final number is the fact that Wentz did his yesterday does inches so weird to me because it came out of nowhere, and I wasn't even expecting it because he's coming off the injuries after Janelle is just like it was like, wait a minute. What did you rush to do it for? But does it change what the Rams, do all of a sudden? Okay. Well now he's done week. And we stick with our plan with doesn't change a thing. Or do they have to do it? Maybe sooner than they were planning because went who you know, their rookie deals were virtually the same the. Presented by the same guy. I mean, they're just the same class, the same picks basically the same projections, you could argue Goff has been better than wins because he's healthier took his team to the Super Bowl, but they're more or less the same guy. So do you speed it up and do it? Because the longer, you wait, couldn't you make the argument that the it's gonna get more expensive. Well, you could make the argument it could get more expensive. But how much moral ten million more? Okay. So what Tim million dollars? More spread out over the next six years. Okay. So his numbers is one forty four we give one fifty four. Right. I mean, they could certainly wait to do that. Or they could say we're gonna wait because he's a little fall like a rock, it we're gonna get him on, you know, seventy five cents dollar. So it just depends on the way, less feels about coursing. I mean about Jared Goff is just really the way that they feel about it is there. They feel like he's the Knicks answer over the next ten years is either guy if. Jared Goff don't you kind of want to get it done because of what you just said? Look, we've talked now about Todd Gurley. We've talked about girly over and over and over and over again. He's an MVP candidate. He's one of the best players in the league. He's such a unique talent because of everything that he does. And what he forces, the defenses to do the Jeff to deal with Todd Gurley. If I'm Jared Goff, and I know the Todd Gurley may or may not be his best self. I'm thinking if my numbers dip if my performance dips if what if all of a sudden instead of winning the division for the third. Uniroyal the Rams missed the playoffs or the Rams, don't get in or they don't win playoff games. Now, my instead of going up by ten million it could get cut by ten or fifteen and to the player, it's a very different dynamic than it is to the owner, where ten million whatever. It's rounding error but to the player that's real money. Yeah, but, but every organization is a little bit different how they go about doing things. The Rams may wanna see what Jared Goff is beyond the first two years, Sean McVeigh. They may want to go into deep into the middle of this season before they actually opened up contr. Talks because they protect it. They're protected by the fifth year option and protected by the franchise tag. So they may say you know what let's wait in seat. Also, you've got to think of it this way because this does happen in locker rooms, you pay Jere golf would no problem at all with zero problem, Aaron Donald way you made Aaron down away. You can find yourself having people look at you like you got frogs on your face. If you less need. Notice this. No. Yeah. Of course, on this is, who is it, Freddie? What home if any is? Feni. Wop Feddie, Freddie. Webbie's. Yeah. He's singing the song track though. What's traffic lean? What's the trap Queen? Those the ones that got levian Bill. Hongbo. Yeah. I think they got a half a buck out of him. I did a fashion show with up two years three years ago. What are you wearing? Knows d this fashion show do a fashion. We can New York City and he was one of the performers whatever the case was. Yeah. Happy birthday Feddie while happy birthday. Twenty nine years old birthdays brought to you by Jaguar Land Rover Newport Beach off the seventy three there over a puff. It'd be I wait till laughing, because I was thinking about this. So obviously, you got the right or you got everything meaning that you get everything you want your ride or when you're doing all these shows whatnot. So all of our trailers were all in the back lot of the stage on appear in New York City, and I went to his trailer. So I opened up his trailer Ross when I got in you talking about contact about it was about fifteen news. It is trailer. You know, they have it fun, black was eating chicken. They was check him in. Check him in. Fanta muncie. Yeah, you get home, and it was, so, you know, me freak out about this sort of stuff can get out of it. And I was co pound them up took a health conscious was grilled chicken or was it all fry fry? It was just a bunch of southern food. It was just funny. Stage. Probably like twenty minutes prior to that had rewrite. Oh. In that trailer was. Yeah. You know. Oh, jeez. All right. So we're talking about Goff Prescott and Wentz is, is there a choice like if you're if you look at these three guys and you look at quarterback rating, you look at touchdowns you look at the all three of these flavor of the month. All three of these teams are winning two wouldn't you like flavored is, is there is a better flavor or is they all more or less the same guy and you can plug them in, and you're gonna they're all they're all different. I if you different players. But are you are the results going to be the same? No matter of these three guys have. No, they're not. Because they're all different. If I don't believe, nor do I think that debt Prescott would be a good fit in the Rams offense. I don't I don't believe that I don't think that I don't think that Jared Goff would be a good fit in Philadelphia Eagles offense. But I think Carson Wentz would fit in the Cowboys as well as Rams. I think that Sean. Veigh could do something with Carson wins. I think that what's to coach the Cowboys. Jason garrett. Jason Garrett is he still there? He unfortunately. Yeah. Jayme coach wanna playoff game, stop would I don't think Jason gear can do much with Jere golf at all if anything but he can certainly do something with Carson Wentz as well as that press. So it's kind of, you know, you start to cook at say, who fits what who does what is almost like everybody says Tom Brady is a great quarterback to ever play the. Yeah, that's true. But can Tom Brady moved to a different system in still do the same championship if the championship at the championship at the championship or Willie struggle where am is air. Rodgers can go anywhere and do whatever he wants to do where drew Brees has to be put in the right situation to be as a -ffective is he is. So I kind of look at it from that perspective. Now you get back to the money. Side of it. It's the market K Carson Wentz gets paid. Jared Goff, we'll get paid in debt Prescott sitting back saying, I'm going to get paid. This doesn't help Jerry Jones in Dallas Cowboys at all if I'm that Prescott representatives. It doesn't help them at all. If you only thinking about giving him a short term deal and a little bit of money. Now, he certainly has a bargaining chip, let's say the Cowboys elected to move on from him. They don't wanna pay him. They just go. Let's contract run out, and he's going to be a free agent. Okay. He's shown enough on feel that he can go to a starving team just like Nick foles did it hit paydirt. I mean he really can. If he was a free agent, and I know, Rosh things are there. He he can't hit the side of a bus. He's this. I'll eat Arvin. They're not starve. So all of a sudden, the kid, there's picking the dolphins just got rose. Let's say the Rosen thing doesn't work, and all of a sudden Dak Prescott the dolphins are somebody like them is gonna come in and roll up the Cincinnati Bengals they wanna roll up the money. The dolphins will roll up the money is certainly say he can play a shot. Give it a shot. In his representatives say, here's the market. And here's where the money's at. How can Carson Wentz get more money in debt Prescott when a virtually the same this the same statistically because that's what you guys go on statistics? Is this the reason I think that Goth is at the top of his list, won a Homer to the free and post that, but three here's the thing, though, the knock on wins what he gets hurt time. Right. It's not just once or twice. He's been hurt a lot. The, the knock on Prescott is that he was really good as a rookie and then regressed a little bit without Zeke. And then last year he was much better again, but he's kind of been up and down since he's coming in this league. Jared Goff came in and was terrible, and then got much better and then got better, the year after that. And by the way he plays every game get hurt you if flip it and say this Jared Goff came in with a bad coaching situation and didn't look great. Right. Sure. Zeki alien left to Cowboys that Prescott didn't look great. Okay. So one inlet great because of a coach. Another didn't look all that good. Because nine ten men, you know, basically were loading the box with Zeke was there. Then all of a sudden, Zeke was there. Everybody backed out in it made it harder for him to push the ball, down the field the same thing you can look at it either way in say, hey, we'll he got better while the year in between he didn't get better because he missed his running back, but his first year, he certainly was good his second year. He struggled star here. Lights for unconcerned single. He's good. He's sixty seven almost sixty eight budget completion percentage almost four thousand yards and air twenty two touchdowns eight interceptions ninety seven point rating. Not that, that really even matters. But they go off that sort of stuff and have we seen deck Prescott do at your golf is done that went, let's assume both of them have their full complement of guys. They time. Fearless right zeke's, right. That everything's clicking. You have everything I have Goff. All I have, and I have from that I've seen that gore from up in push the ball down the field. I don't have seen him do it. I just not that he's a boom. But I haven't seen him do what Jared is the chiefs with Jared Goff did against the Vikings where he's the Rams. The Rams had to score fifty because the other team scored fifty. So they had to do that. So that could he just go out there and light it up. Like I think if he's put into that system, which Shaam van they're asking him. This is what we're asking you do. We want you to throw a ball. Forty times a game and we're gonna push the ball and duty sort of things that his numbers obedient. But if you're not asking a quarterback or player to do those things his numbers are going to beat here is what happened to do it because he can't do it. Maybe maybe they're not asking me do it because they don't believe in winning that way. How about just winning? And sometimes we need it to do that. Okay. Have you can't do it personal damn filling kick. You right now. Get your you're feeling the game. Just like I am. And to when asked him to those, it five yards out abounds five yards in front of this might not just because you screaming over talking meat does it make you write learned it from you debt. Okay. Just what it is at the at the end of at the end of the day, he can't consistently. Throw it down the field. Kenny, do other things better. Yes. To read option. I brought up the reason I put those rushing numbers down there for you is because you don't allow these people to get to you, man. I watched the game to allow these people to get to you. The only being you see in the brother is running. He can motor tiny solid, seventy. He should just move to receive any right with the Mark Jackson. Jeez. You guys brutal. Oh, god. It's, it's not that it's the jerk off has thrown a bunch of balls down the field that have been just beautiful. He he's throwing much down here. You say what the hell are you doing? He's doing some bad ones. They're all gonna throw a few bad ones. But Dak hasn't we at least I don't remember seeing him do that. We see I think he's, he's, he's has some games where he's like pupil Bumi, like, wow, okay. Your point about Wentz being the most versatile. I think is that might jump him to the top because you could almost put him with any sort of offense. You could put him with running backs tight ends wide receivers. Whatever sort of form, you want to do it. And he's probably gonna fit the Dax seems to need certain type of guy that that Goths needs to have a certain type of offense. But the part about Wentz that I don't get whence hurt all the time. I I wouldn't it didn't as general manager president team. I certainly wouldn't have stepped out in pay to guide guided, I wasn't a hundred percent sure of I mean it's like being around here were Dan in them. They don't wanna pay you till you. No say sure that should guy. They make you wait. So I would have made him wait.

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"I am here we go, and it's time for fasttrack and let's see one side of the coin we've got well, raptors up to one right now, one side of the coin, the raptors go on to win the series on the other side of the coin, the warriors get up off the mat and win. Another championship called in the John. I think it's tails, but I'm not sure if it is I was days ago nights tales. Yeah, I still think it's tails, too. I still think the warriors win the series. All right. May Macy company by the name of blocks station, which is a Toronto based company that provides in day and digital asset trading platforms for stock exchanges is offering to pay Kawai Leonard salary upfront, if he resigns with the raptors on the long five year deal. In other words, the raptors offer him the five-year max, this company block station, will give, Tyree all of the money upfront. Interesting. And he can pay them back as part of the proposal. All black station says it will give the public the opportunity to invest inqui- through a coin security, token, offering listed on the National Stock Exchange which would allow him to see receive most that money upfront. That's how they're doing right? Quiet Hobart, even offered a free penthouse to stay in Toronto and free food for life in an effort to keep him around two questions. Here you hated. Working in New York. And you, you weren't a huge fan of living there. But if they would've offered to pay you your full-contact salary upfront and give you free food for your entire time there and give you a free rent. Do you think he could've stayed? Yeah. I could've stayed. And you know as I go back and I look at that time, I had a rough time out a rough boss. It was a rough show as a rough gig. But the living in New York part was actually pretty cool. And this would certainly sway your decision, right? I mean, he, he whenever they whatever you agree to for three years, the handed to you all in the first day they pay for your all your rent, which trains Lee, you lived in one of Trump's buildings that they would have paid you up front, the whole time and then free food you never had to worry about, is it meet. We were you, you you're with one when you made that move right? No, no. Okay. Which part of why it was easy. Yeah. That was a night that was two thousand. Okay when I was in New York, and I didn't want to two thousand six but yeah, you know as I go back and look at it. Living in New York is really fun. The gig was rough, but, you know, the thing is being the king of a city, and really quick would be Koiwa. That's my saying this is a pretty sweet deal. Do you think at this point co why is really considering staying with the raptor? I absolutely do. I mean, they're calling him the king of the north. I mean, there's a billboard outside the warriors building that says the king of the Nord has here. I mean it's got to be cool to, to get that kind of treatment and went we heard from. I think George told the story about what a how, how still lives in a condo with his mom. And he's very careful. This money's got his. He's got his first first dime. All this stuff. If you're frugal, hey, free penthouse free food, free, everything. Yeah. I all of a sudden, your expenses are zero shack told me a story wants that he did not spend one dime of his basketball income, he lived off endorsements. So basically, he took all the money. He was paid as a professional basketball player and just put it in a Bank. Yup. And he said, and I got a three guys watching that money and I got a guy watching them, right? And this. Liz unendorse right anything he's done it his whole life. And so, now he's going to be a billionaire and you know, that's cool. I could do that smart just Bank all his money. Yeah. It's mar Faust check. There's some new rules. In college basketball. The NCW is moving back to three point line to international distance. The change will not go into effect in division, two division, three schools until twenty twenty twenty twenty one due to the potential financial impact on schools. The committee said the line was moved to make the lane more available for drives from the perimeter to slow the trend to making three pointers so prevalent, and to create more offense of spacing by requiring the defense to cover. More of the court players also will be assessed technical fouls for derogatory language about the opponents race religion sexual orientation or disability. Good move on. Both counts is. The second one, I think we probably agree on. That's well that the second one is already happening. Yeah. If you try that now you'll get tech, you'll get just giving them more rope. But what about the three point line moving to international distance is a good move. If you look at the game now there have never been more excellent international players. As a matter of fact, really that came last night, the Toronto Raptors started. Pasquale calcio. Yup. At one forward, Marcus all at center. You, you look at most NBA teams and they have one or two international stars their game should be the same as our game. It should be universal. And eventually, I think they should change the highschool line. So it all makes the system. Everybody's playing the same game. So is what they're doing moving the three point line to the same distance as the NBA. Yeah. Pretty much with the international. I the NBA at, at its longest point is twenty three and change this moves it has to twenty two some points of the college line was at nineteen while, you know, which is a big difference now. It's going to be closer to universal and it's the Olympic distance and closer to the NBA line. Yeah, yeah. Little little more dissed fouls tack. All right. A valedictorian from Wisconsin Lutheran high school was reportedly blocked by school officials from giving his graduation speech. Once they learn he planned to use the remarks to come out as gay the kid's name is net worth eighteen. He says, quote in the rough draft of my speech that. I submitted to the administration. I came out in it worth told were says he anticipated pushback from school officials and was even willing to remove it, if they were offended by it, but he thought he should be honest. Yeah. Quote, I told them I'd be willing to take it out. But they didn't trust me because that's when they found out, I was gay, because they knew I was gay. They chose not to let me give the speech. Do you understand the school's position here? Or did they screw this up? I, I mean, I think they screwed it up. He was. Why would he give them the rough draft with that in it say that he was willing to take it out? And then they say we anyway we don't trust. Well, if he was distrustful lie. First place. Right. He just wanted changed. It doesn't make sense. And by the way, I'm not sure why, why can't that be part of his speech anyway? And the way he explained it was that he said, look, it was very much part of he goes, I'm very popular here. And, and he said that, you know, I, I hope I would be as popular as I was, you know, if I if everybody knew, but I think most people do know, and I was going to use it as a compliment to show how I was accepted here. Yeah. And then he said, another kids didn't accept me. And I was going to use it as thing does. Hey, the next time somebody like me comes along. You should give them a chance but they never gave him to. I, I don't see why it shouldn't be in the speech. I what struck me as I was. They didn't trust him. To do the speech, without it when he said to them, here's the draft, and I'll take it out, if you're uncomfortable with it, and then they pulled the rug out from under them, I think they're gonna get a lot of blowback. Yeah. I think what's that's a high school. It is a Wisconsin Lutheran high school. So is probably religious base could make. That's why they didn't want the Tomasz check. That's too bad. All right. Here's my gay question, by the way, you're listening to case be in Los is it is gay pride this weekend. Buzzfeed is reporting that three guys from Boston have applied for a permit for a straight guy parade tentative tentatively slated for August the thirty first now in my missing something here, isn't that everyday, and you really need a permit. It all started with a group of men who call themselves super happy, fun, America, according to their website that group exists to celebrate the diverse history, culture and contributions of the straight community. They say for now it is necessary to remind the city that they are. Are legally obligated to treat straight people. The same as people of other sexual orientations. Now, Twitter has made sport of these guys avenger star Chris Evans tweeted. Wow. Cool initiative fellas. Just thought instead of straight pride parade. How about this the desperately trying to bury your own game. I being homophobic because no one taught us how to access our as children parade. What do you think too on the nose? Another tweet is this freaky Friday, situation where all of our history books movies stories, media, and the news feature mostly LGBTQ perspectives will people have to come out of straight. What do you think of the straight pride parade? John, I think these guys are violating a rule that any employer will preach to you until you're blue in the face. This goes on your permanent. Yeah, good luck trying to get a job. When people think you're say you're out there making fun of disenfranchise minorities, which by. The way is why you have a Martin Luther King day, prayed. It's why you have a gay pride parade. It's why you have. It's why you have, by the way in you have an Irish American parade on say you are celebrating diversity. What's diverse about the straight guys there in the ninety four percent majority? I just think this guy's going to regret it. I think that there's at least one of them is going to apply for a job and the people looking for the job are going to Google their name, and it's kind of come up and they're gonna look at it. And they're gonna go we accept all race cultures creeds religions preferences. And we don't want you here and. I they're going to regret it. And if they've taken it this far they don't get it that they're going to regret it. And you know, it is pride weekend in Los Angeles. I'm doing a panel route sports tomorrow with some professional athletes who have come out as gay, and it's important to, to note that in twenty eight states. The reason why this is still important in twenty eight states. You're still allowed to legally discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation. You can still say, I'm not going to hire you because you're gay really eight state. That's the prizes me. Yeah. It's still out there. Homophobia is still a problem, by the way, you ever been to the pride parade in West Hollywood. Of course, you know, I used to live there, I lived there for eight years, and it is, it's almost indescribably fun. Yes. It, you know it, it to say that, that, that, that's the anything goes prayed. Yup. Any of my neighbors? Nobody was let's just say hold up in their house. You know, for pride. No. It's a good time. Yeah. Pride pride parade. I think is on Sunday coming up. All right. More fasttrack in two minutes. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles. ESPN LA. I roll it on with fasttrack Ireland, do fouls chime as dream on. Green told a story this week that he dropped more than twenty five pounds after a midseason intervention from Golden State, general manager, Bob might. Oh, here's a green said, quote, Bob said, if we're going to win a championship you have to get in shape. I was like, oh, I know I'm fat as hell right now. Gimme two weeks. It will probably take ten days for gimme two weeks for sure. And I'll be good green cut out all of his vices chips, red wine fast food, all got he ate exactly what his chef told him to he lived in the training room lifting weights and doing extra cardio. And when he got the weight off he decided to stick with the diet. Now, you may say, yeah. Often battle with your vices lately. You've been ordering a lot of donuts to be delivered. Oh, decays donuts and Santa Monica Koo is your Bob Myers. Who could give you a pep talk like that. And you would actually listen, I told the story that I recently had a physical and my doctor, this guy named Kevin Kaz semi at UCLA was really, really good said to me, he goes, hey, he goes, you're not diabetic. And he said, you're barely pre diabetic, but it just. To let you know, your number is a little high. Yeah. He goes, you know, keep an eye on your sugar, and I have had no processed sugar and that was a month ago. Yeah. Just kind of scared me straight, who could scare you straight. While I guess it would probably be. My shrink. Because normally they say they instead of telling you like Steve, you really shouldn't order donuts, they would say Steve, why do you order the order the doing what is going on? That makes you order. Exactly. Exactly the kinds of questions I would get for my shrink. I am battling right now. I'm a tool four, which is which is too high for me. One ninety five is my ideal weight. So I need to cut ten pounds straight edge Mace might be able to do it, but strange challenge hasn't been around lately. Yes, the well if you can do this. If you can cut up process sugar, I lost eight pounds as soon as I did it did you? Yeah. And it's my ideal weight is one eighty five and right now I'm at one eighty one one eight one. Yeah. If I go below one eighty two low. Yeah, so, but, but yeah, you can. If you just cut out process sugar, you'll get enough natural sugar doughnuts in processed sugar. They're the basically are well blocked. They may without process show donuts donuts would be out Sodano just walked in, by the way, with two dozen donuts when he came back from the restroom. He said. Hey man, I got donuts back here I go on me. I'm off to Mason me either false check not till later. All right. A source is now reporting that a Libya. Jade now that, yeah, that's Massimo's daughter knew that our parents Lori Laughlin in Moscow, paid one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to get her into USC. The parents have pleaded not guilty to the money laundering conspiracy charges and could face a trial later this year. Meanwhile, Livia Jade hasn't been officially kicked out of USC, and she's begging the school to let her back in so three questions. Take them one at a time check, given that she knew about the scam should alleviate Jade face any criminal charges. She knew about it. That's a good question. But she she's not the one who paid for it not. But she was aware of it. I don't think so. I think her being removed from USC would probably be enough punishment for her second one should USC letter back in she's out now. If yes. Yes. Turns out into, if it turns out, she, like Felicity Huffman who's cooperating with the government swears that are kids didn't know. And there as far as I know has been no evidence, I think, in a Libya's case, I read where they actually had she took a picture like rowing, something that, yes. So I, I would think she knew. Yeah. No, the schools. I think it's number one, I think she'd have a really hard time there, if are back in. So I think that's her punishment that she doesn't get to go to USC and the last one, given the fact that she knew the real reason she was, she's demonstrated no interest in learning via her Instagram feed. If you were it an emissions at another university, would you accept her? Maybe I would have to talk to her and meet with her. I don't think our life should be over at eighteen or nineteen. Everybody gets a second chance at that school. Right. I think that, that US's probably a bad look for. But she would and and you know, she's shown a propensity to make money. She's like an influence on a. Yeah. You know, our dad and full disclosure. I went to high school with her dad. I haven't talked to him in years. But the. You know, running around with Mosima nine fortunately, I'm not, I didn't make the cut. But the I don't think that a mistake you make when you're eighteen or nineteen should keep her agreed. You know, I think she, she should get a chance at another school really agree. Completely lost track finally, and I, I have a game and this game was written by why it Holt who just got hired. Here's lii. And I think it's a really good game it good. So we're gonna use it. The one mistake white made was he emailed the game to me and to Greg, so since Greg's not here. This is a good day to play it because he would have done the answers funds. You can play Jay Krause. She can play may. She can play a what why it has come up. With is a list of TV shows some of these are real. And some he just made up. Okay. So you guys just tell me real or fake. Okay. That's the that's the question. Okay. Number one, southern fried. Tings. American television show, where a South Carolina, former state trouper, portray sting operations across the southern United States French real or fake, fake Jay so many channels. I'll say that's real. All right. Mace, I'm gonna go real also real it is down one the it is an actual ship. Good premise. Okay. Now show number two. Me and Meemaw, a sitcom about a young boy from New York City sent to live with his grandmother in Arkansas, after his parents are in prison for tax evasion. J real or fake, fake Mace, real or fake down south. They do call. They're grandmas. Meemaw. I'm going to say it's real of a break the tie fund. I it's a great premise ratio by mistakes fake. It is fake. That's excellent. Why? Okay. Number three. But Nanas in pajamas children's show featuring bananas named b one and b two who live next to the beach and serve as a beach patrol Mace, real or fake. I'm going to say that as fate, okay? Fun. Shriller wacky enough. I'd say true, you're going. True, Jay true or false. I'm gonna go true to J Corrales is three for three. That is absolutely true bananas beach patrol. All right. Big Brian the fortune seller, a state sale, companies and his employees, ease liquidate biggest states in New Jersey. That's all they do. They go in and liquidate him find real or fake. I'm gonna say fake. All right. Jay, I'll say true Mace, I'll say true. Jay Corrales you are four for four that is one hundred percent. True. Oh, okay. All in the funeral. A sitcom centered around a family owned funeral home, run by the same family in Iowa J, true or false. I'll say that one's fake. Okay. Mv. Mace. Actually I'm guessing. That's real. Okay. Fun, definitely a fake show. Jay cross your five for five. It is a fake show. A good show. It's a good concept. Okay. Superstar USA a nationwide talent search where the contestants compete believing. They're the best, but are really the worst singers in a competition. The winner receives fifty grand in as an award, and it is fifty grand for a record deal that never materializes true or false J, superstar USA. That's a great premise. But I'm gonna say it's false. Okay. Mace who am I to disagree with Jay at this point? We're gonna take fudge that, that's just to me, Massa, fake show. It's real all three of you. Yeah. Two more. Ride the five a reality show, featuring accidents car, chases, and vehicle stops on interstate five from Mexico to northern California Mace, true or false. I'll say that's true. All right, Futch true. Jay, I'll say false. It's false. Acre house up six to three which means Jay, you're the winner, and we're playing for pride Lynch. It's six for j three for funches to for Mason. Here's the last one. We'll see if J can get seven of eight live E R. This is a off shoot of live PD in live, rescued different. Emergency rooms across the country are live for three hours once a week, true or false. Oh, that sounds great though. I'll say that's true. All right. Mace, I'm going to go true true fund. It's fake. Really? Why very good. Yeah. Hey. James, jordan. Excellent game press of that is impressive. All right. Last one to you. All right. Let's see. Let's go with the game. Baskin Robbins opened on this date in nineteen forty five K famous for thirty one flavors. I am going to give you a flavor. You tell me if one of the Askin Robbins original, okay, already one flavor. Okay. Number one, John. Peppermint stick. I'm going to see. Yes. Okay. Launch real flavor. I'll say so. Yeah, it was nineteen Forty-five. Yeah. Yup. You guys are all correct. Definitely a flavor. Okay. Cherries, jubilee, Futch. Sounds like a fake flavor. Jay. I'll say, yeah, that's real trail. Okay. John. 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Fine. Jerry, six and a half to five. All right. Hey, the NBA has ruled why I think we just do right now. Yeah. The NBA has swiftly ruled on Mark Stevens. Now, if you're just joining us Mark Stevens was the guy who pushed Kyrie Irving last night, push Kyle our Kyle Lowry last night. And he the all day with t people have been issuing different statements the NBA and the warriors have jointly announced five minutes ago that investor Mark Stevens. He's one of the team owners has been banned from attending NBA games and warriors team activities for one year and has been fined five hundred thousand dollars the incident occurred with ten thirty seven remaining in the fourth quarter. A Stevens ban is effective immediately and carries through the twenty nine thousand nine hundred twenty NBA season including the postseason. So is that enough? So a lot of money. Yeah. It feels like enough to me. Five hundred thousand dollars is a ton of dough and a suspension from all warriors activities for a year, but he maintains his stake, five hundred thousand dollars. That's going to be one of the largest fines ever assessed by the NBA. Yeah. I can't think of one a larger fine then that and well it to him. He's a billionaire, so it's not. But it, it seems it, it seems strong enough where where they're making eight, you know, they, they for what he did if you look at the shove, I personally thought, what Mark Stephen should have done was take himself off the I thought he should have said, look, you know what I can't do that. I'm going to stay away and I'm going to divest my ownership interest. I'm good friends with Joe lak-. And then the N B A didn't have to do anything, you know if, if he if he would have fallen on the grenade. I you know, it's the old thing you don't you glad until your story or somebody will tell it for you NBA just told it for him. That's the second largest fine in NBA history. The Minnesota Timberwolves were fined three point five million dollars for tweaking the salary cap this joins Mark Cuban's fine for five hundred thousand dollars. He was fined for over criticism of referee officiating, so, yes. Second largest fine in NBA history. I am okay with that. What about you? I think I think it sends enough of a message and you know, banning him for a year. I think that since enough of a message where nobody will ever do it again. I you know, they threw that fan out in Utah for life. Right. But if you can get this guy to pay you five hundred thousand dollars in all the NBA fines, go to NBA charities. Yup. I think I'm okay with it. Yeah, I think I'm okay with it. All right. Do you wanna play in the first annual Mason and Ireland poker tournament? Casino and hotel, text the word poker, two four zero seven zero five for a chance at a seed in the tournament and you don't pay a dime. The prize pool is twenty five hundred bucks. How about this Ireland and I have a five hundred dollar bounty on our head. You knock us out. You get paid circle Saturday June fifteen that's a week from Saturday on your calendar. And don't forget to text the word poker two four zero seven zero five right now. Check in is a nine AM tournament starts at eleven AM gotta be Twenty-one play responsibly problem gambling. Call one eight hundred gambler or visit problem gambling dot CA dot gov. Mason and Ireland. ESPN LA. All righty, SPN, Elaine, Mason, Ireland. That's interesting. Tim cow economy. Says he doesn't think this is enough. Hey, let's catch up. Mark Stevens is the guy who shoved Kyle Lowry last night in the front row at the warriors game. He is a head trend manager, who is worth over two billion dollars. He's a major contributor and on the board of trustees at USC. He shoved Kyle Lowry when we went flying into the Ferraro Lowry pointed it out to people in the building said, hey, this guy shoved me get him out. They throw him out all day, the warriors have been saying, okay. He's banned from all team activities. He's banned from the building for the rest of the NBA finals. And now just moments ago. The NBA announced officially he's now banned from everything right for one year a band that extends to the end of next season all team activities. All NBA games. And on top of that he gets a five hundred thousand dollar fine. So I think that they've, I think they've done enough, but as you point out, Tim cow calming immediately who runs the athletic covers. The warriors says he doesn't think it's enough. I don't think it will be enough. I don't think it is enough. Cal takes a step further. He says, I'm not sure the process it would take but my guess is that this situation will eventually result in Stevens. No longer being a minority owner of the warriors. So that's what you and I kinda suggested in the first hour of the show. Yeah. That it's a bad look for the warriors. It's a bad look for the NBA I, I can just tell you, somebody who's worked in the NBA for twenty years. Our owners travel a lot like not just are not just the bus family majority owners. But some of our minority owners as well. Sure. Some people that have minority owned in the on our plane, and they stay in our hotels, and they go to the games, and they cheer for the Lakers. I just cannot imagine. Somebody from our ownership group ever being. No, not like you want the other team to feel welcome. Because your team is going in their adventurous, I've never met anyone from, and I've met a lot of them. I've never met anyone from an ownership group that would shove a player. I just it just doesn't exist. You're the the wellbeing of the players and Steve coldly. Yeah. The wellbeing of the product. Right. Is I paramount? I mean it's this. That's it that you want. Everybody to have a good experience feeds the whole the system. Right. Right. And I, I don't know this guy lost his head. I if I was him, I would he could make this really easy just status say, I I'm out. I'm out. I. Overstepped. I I understand why everybody's angry and I'm going to step out of the organization, that makes the most sense. He's on the board of executives for the Golden State Warriors. Right. And he's also on the board of trustees at USC and has a there's a Stevens hall on the USC campus. So he's obviously I I'm guessing he's somebody was strong ties to southern California. Others have reported today that he and Joe lak- have been friends for a long time started a capital business together. I think that it puts Joe in a bad spot it puts the warrior players in a bad spot. He should walk away. And if he walks away, I think he has a chance to save his name and go out and do other good things. Yeah. Because he's, he's got a lot of money. Yeah. He's worth over two billion dollars. Right. But it's a bad look for the NBA to have anybody in an ownership group. But hey, let alone. Anybody worship? Can you imagine? If I was working sidelines and some, some guy fun to the front row. And I shoved him. Oh. Insane in say. Well, I mean think about it if a player had done this to an owner. Could you imagine how that plays out? The. Just found out something terrible. Okay. So. If if Stevens. And now in, in the media's reacting to this, and most people are on the same page as we are is, they're just, you know, jump out. But, you know, we'll wait and see. I would imagine he was drinking. Yup. I would imagine he maybe thought his wife was in harms way. It to me it, it just seems like the smart and easy thing to do would be to walk away. Phil for second. Okay. I'll feel for a second. I just found out that today is national Donut day. Now I've got a tremendous weakness for donuts and now I've got an excuse to order donuts tonight. John gets national Donut day. Oh, that's terrible. This day they're testing you straight edge Mace takes a night off. You can't know just because it's Nash this'll be perfect data's star national Donut day. You've got to salute. I haven't had a doughnut greater years at greatest breakfast food of all time the Donut. Okay. So a lot of times we check in with pardon the interruption Tony Kornheiser and Mike wilpon. And right now, Kornheiser and wilpon are going to weigh in on this Kyle Lowry being pushed thing. Let's listen it. Sure. Tony, none of us can be sure and the warriors can't be sure and Draymond. Green gotta feel that way because he's in the battle. But again, I think they can win them up, but Tony with everyone of these winds particularly on the road. Toronto is, as I say, feel in themselves, then the raptors are understanding how to beat the warriors, but I'll say this to last game in oracle could be tomorrow night. That's true ways warriors. The dubs are going to go out losing that game for not even having a game. Six in Oakland. This series is become irresistible. At least to me now to you to you the frustration and hearing last night, clearly spreads in a stands, most notably to one of the club's investors who shoved Toronto's Kyle Lowry when he tumbled into the rich guy seats going after a loose ball. Mark Stevens has been banned from attending the rest of this series by the warriors, and the NBA is backing up the team beyond that nobody's saying yet. Though the league and their club say their investigation into this is ongoing. Tony is that enough punishment for Mr Stevens behavior? And if not what should it be, you know, might be enough, if he was just a regular fan, but he's not a regular fan. You can call them an investor. That's a fancy word. He's an owner and you can't behave like this. He went out of his way to shove the got. I mean, you know, this is inappropriate unacceptable behavior. I don't think missing the games for the rest of this season is enough. I think he might have to miss all the home games next year or at least half the games next year because. Mike. We're in the situation where Carr, Lowrey behaved with great decorum, not as anybody would do that. You just one step away from Iran tests situation when this happens and feigns, general fans shouldn't do it odors, should never ever ever do this. There was malice to that. No, it's, it's actually not enough right now. No, it isn't Tony. And of course, the club and the league are doing this, because they're trying to see what the reaction is going to be when they say lease going to miss the rest of the games in this series to maybe one more. Yeah. Wanted to be just one more now at home. And I guess it means road in this case too. But look, you won't punishment these investors in the when you invest the amount of money. He's probably investing. I'm not gonna call them owner. I know who the owners are. And he's not really one of them is to me. They're going into the most spectacular new building in the world for any indoor sport. Maybe for any sport anywhere right here in San Francisco. Oh, and Tony, you want real punishment. You say he is banned from games for the first season. At least maybe the first two that has some teeth that will say to anyone else do not put your hands on anyone else in this woman, you're right, Tony, there was malice. This is like he's helping them out the shove them back on the floor to get back into action. No, no, no. This is not spindle. There was reportedly suspended for a while. Here reportedly there was cursing involved. In Kyle Lowry. At one point said he should be banned forever. I don't know that being being forever, but I will tell you, what one thing that would not surprise me. And Adam silver is a friend of players. Adam silver, may make this guy divest and sell and say you're out that you're in, in since Mike and Tony recorded that the NBA has ruled he's out for all of next year. Yup. This guy Mark Stevens, and he's been fined five hundred thousand dollars. And we'll see whether or not that turns to me, it sounds like it's enough reacting that we're watching role in people want more. Yup. I coming up next. I get some breaking dodgers news. And we're getting ready for purgatory. I saw Sadan roaming around doughnuts. It's national Donut day, Mason and Ireland. ESPN LA. I Mason in Ireland show NBA finals now tilt towards Toronto. They lead to two one and game. Four is tomorrow night, Klay Thompson expected to play. We had Michael on the show earlier. He says he thinks clay plays. Hey started without. And he also thinks that there is a real chance. If the warriors injuries don't get straighten out the Toronto could steal the series. But we'll see. Okay. Couple of corrections. Number one Donut days tomorrow Morrow it's national Donut day eve tonight it is. And celebrate it's like Christmas Eve. And number two. You're breaking dodgers news actually surprised when you're talking about the catcher. Yeah. Austin Barnes has been activated from the disabled list and Will Smith who's done a really nice job filling in is returning to the minor leagues. Going back to Oklahoma City during his time that a two eighty six six of twenty one with two home runs three RBI's to walks in Opie s of about nine sixty. So the future is bright for him. But Austin Barnes will return to the starting catcher role in Will Smith return to Oklahoma City, at least for now one of two really good catchers in the dodgers organization. Will Smith and keeper Ruiz, so do the dodgers have an emergency catcher. In other words, if if Russell Martin and us in Barnes become unavailable in the same game. Right. Is it key? K they're not. I've never seen Kika do it but they're not carrying hanging there. Like last year they kept Barnes Kyle farm are. And yes, monitoring harm our heads. Some position. He could play second base. He could play third base, but no, they're not carrying a third catcher. Some of the time they do carry a third catcher. I think they want Will Smith to play every day. He's at that point where you want him to play every day and improve. Get a better feel for the strike zone. Defensively. He looked good to an offensively. He was excellent two home runs in just twenty one at bats with the dodgers. It's gotta be hard for a guy when he comes up and gets a taste of it. I think they won seven of eight games while he was up. And, and he it's too he had a game win. And one of them now, he's just right back out of the show. Yep. Out of the show. Oklahoma city. All right. Let me see here. Yes. So, so Austin barreds activated. Dodgers are off today, by the way, they, they get a day off their twenty three games over five hundred at this point one we talked about this a little bit earlier. But I've felt all along that the dodgers biggest challenger in the National League would be the Phillies who they swept last weekend. Yeah. By the way, I Andrew mccutchen out for a year with a tornado. Big deal little deal. No deal. It's a big deal. They traded for Jay, Bruce, who's thinks got fourteen home runs at a big night for them the other night, but they're going to have to make another move an ad another outfielder to, to their depth. But it's it's a significant deal. He was doing a good job for him. He's not MVP Andrew mccutchen. But he was batting leadoff everyday form every this season. And and was productive. Now, I think the dodgers have got to watch out for the cubs. The cubs are the team that. Signed Craig kimbrel last night, who is who can be an absolutely devastating closer and the cubs have been trying to get by with Pedro Strope as there as their closer, not not a great closer. Now they've got an elite closer. They already lead the National League central this should push him of the top. They should win that division. And you start to think about the, the playoffs when know Milwaukee Saint are both pretty good too. I mean, you think the cubs will win, but that's a that's going to be hard division. I think the cubs more than one more than one team from that division, make the I actually think that three teams from that division will make the playoffs right? Hey, let me circle back to this before we get Sodano in here. There was a trade today in the NBA. And it on the surface. It doesn't look a big deal. The Brooklyn nets got out from under Alan crabs contract, which means they clear eighteen million in cap space. They turned prints a pretty good guy from Atlanta Atlanta now has three first round picks in the draft in two weeks. Three first reacts. Yeah. But think about this in what it could potentially mean for the Lakers. Now it appears that even if he doesn't do it the nets think they're getting kyri. Right. All right. So that means the Celtics now don't have a star. Correct. Wouldn't you say that makes it unlikely that they put together a package of their young guys for Anthony Davis? Yes, it is unlikely now. And if the. Now, the, the nets have the assets now to make a deal for Anthony Davis except that. They just traded two first round picks it lands. Right. So I think there's a trickle down here. Right. And he does I'm sure does there's a trickle down here. So. But he's got a combination a young players who could still get the deal done. Maybe a better way mean if you're gonna if you're gonna sign Kyrie the other thing is what happens to the ngelo Russell, because Dangelo and Russell and Kyrie play the same position. I wonder I don't think. The nets would go with both. But maybe they would could you play those two in the same back court. Diangelo wrestling, Kyrie Irving de ngelo is really more of a shooter. Yeah. You play him at the two and you just give Kyrie the ball and you go from there. Maybe, maybe that's what they're thinking. Yeah. I don't think that's impossible. They've also got who else do they have in that backward Spencer, Dinwiddie in that well, in, in care Vert, who can swing to the back court, and they got a decent frontline player in Jared Allen? That's a pretty good team. Yeah. Joe Harrison that. Yeah. They are pretty good. But I still think there Anthony Davis is preferred destinations. Now, according to Shams as of yesterday were Knicks Lakers clippers clippers on the list. Well, even mind that the clippers have been thinking this whole time that they were on the inside track to quiet, and maybe they are but everything we've heard out of quiet in the last week. It said he's reconsidering staying. Yeah. So if. They the, the clippers have all that cap space, they, they've got to have a plan b just in case, the Rodman very well wind up empty-handed and all this after all after laying all of this groundwork. If it does go down the way we're thinking, which is Butler stays in Philly. Stays in Toronto kyri goes to the nets Katie their stays at Golden State or goes to New York. All the sudden all the premier free agents are off the market. That means what if are looking to trade. Yeah. What if the only one leaves what if Durant stays Colli stays Klay stays? We've built this whole summer of change such a knee. Only move or kyri and Kemba Walker the lease dramatic Jimmy Butler as stays Kemba is the one that there are reports now that the, the Hornets are not going to offer him a max contract well for him because he made all NBA magazine contract is two hundred and twenty million. Yeah. He's not worth that. Yeah. Twenty-one is the number that remember there's a there's a little ago Shing room in there. If they offer him the most any other team can offer is like one, forty so they cannot from one seventy five would still be more than anybody else. Yeah, yeah. But we'll see. Michael Jordan's never really paid max skies. He's never really had a need to. But now he does. So we'll see what do you think him is, is what's he worth on the open market? My guess is not I don't think the, the Hornets are going to offer him, the supermax, which means he he becomes a completely of it. I think on its may offer him like seventy five I think the Knicks would give them one forty. Yeah. New Year's one forty. He's in New York kid, and you could put them together with Durant, right, conceivably, right or R J Barrett. Or or know what the Knicks didn't get the Knicks Knicks rate, the three. Okay. Yeah. Next got the three. So the R J Barry. Yep. So we'll we'll see. It's there's so many fascinating moving parts that we're going to be. Following in the next few weeks. All right. It's purgatory time. Who is going to be in here yet? Let me ask you what, this, tell me if you understand what this means this just tweeted out by around the horn, the first recipient of the band filter. Yup. Is George Sodano and it checks all these boxes narrative, optics elite Tim tebow, flip flopping and more. Be warned panelist did Sodano get banned from around the horn. I don't know that doesn't sound like him. We'll find out next. We'll ask them net. Yeah. All right. Purgatory is next Mason, Ireland. ESPN LA. Okay. Don't get stuck in a mortgage loan purgatory call HMS Kappa. They compete to win the best home loan rates. Call eight three three to five five fifty six ninety eight or visit HMS capital dot com. All beyond say today. How's it feel in the beehive? You know, they sting, a little thing, a little MacAulay Culkin. You're not going out. Saw. No. No. Not that scary. Take those stink. They're not that scary. By the way, the whole thing is you saw the whole thing right behind Sade the look on her face when when how did that turn into a thing? Listen, there's a lot of miserable people out there, whose voices have never been heard social media gives a voice to the voiceless, and it makes them feel like they actually are accomplishing something in life. This is the same thing with the guardians of Star Wars. Right. Right. Because you connect to her music and shake your but when it's on in the club that you're suddenly her protector. No, you're a consumer, right? Nothing more. And she's getting paid off a you. So it's just people wanting to feel important and accomplish them, and they don't care if it's negative or positive the us wanna. To change. No. That doesn't have the media does that. I heard what it was going to call. ESPN one's going to call the SPN Orleans. I know. I know. Yeah, it doesn't fire they'll fell can the one thing they have is a lot of be emojis. Oh yeah, there's just a ton like rows and rows via motifs. Exactly, exactly. So do you think the punishment was fair for the, the guy with the stake in the warriors last night? I heard it's year ban from all team activity up. And from games, you can't go to games through your and half a million fine. So if you're a billionaire, I think the number should be a million straight up really a million dollars. Yeah. 'cause he's a billionaire it should it should have a significant sound too, when you're a billionaire, five hundred grand really. Isn't that much? No. But a million just sounds like a better number to me. But I think the best punishment would just have him walk through drastic park next game in Toronto. There you go. Bad. Why can't we just go hold testament? Like it used to be sure, sure where you learned your lesson, and you weren't allowed to file a done lawsuit. You just were a guy that popped off and came back down. Yeah, that's dope it. Yeah. No, what those lessons worked because the next time you're going to pop off, all of a sudden you're like, what anybody? And then, by the time you turn around and guys going you pop up so it works. It's affective. I say we just send him through Jurassic Park. He has to walk through and back at halftime. Yeah. Oh. Turns into. What's wrong with that? It's more victims. Only one billionaire cares about Twitter. Shame the rest of them. Don't exactly right. Freddie, you putting you mean even going to sporting your whole life? It blows me away that I've been to so many basketball games that somebody let alone somebody who works for team. Yeah. Could shove somebody who's flying into the stands. I mean, they, it's beyond me is Dan, this, if that's not Nick Lowery, kind of our sorry. Kyle our Nick lower zeal, CARA house, thinking, bad, boys. I think okay. If that's anyone else. He's probably getting knocked out. That's meta world peace. I'm telling you, if someone like pushed me, my first response is a left hook. Right. You're gonna put your hands on me. I have no idea what your intent is right. That's a wrap for you or a rap for me. One of us is going to get he showed. But I'm not gonna just sit there and take he is. So he showed great self control. Imagine if Kendrick Perkins fell that was still playing and was on Toronto. Right. And dole for a ball and that guy pushed Kendrick Perkins. You think that's a guy to be trifled? No. This is it's crazy that people feel bit. Look, I talk about f- ES fan entitlements. Yeah. It's not beyond a billionaire. Yeah. It's not beyond a billionaire on this. Rich of I'll push you almost touch my girlfriend like dude basketball game. Yeah. Yes. To yourself. Catch the guys get back in there. Go get them right? Like that's all you, do you catch them. Or you get out the way. So we talked about earlier in Tim, Cal Kami, who writes, for the athletic now said, he doesn't think this penalty is going to be considered to be enough. We talked earlier about the fact that the NBA could force him to sell his stake in the team over this they've done that before with with clippers guy was early for now granted that was, I think, for worse and more grievous. But I honestly think this is one of those things where they're going to talk about doing something, they're going to hope the year band has long enough, and that sort of people forget and then the guy can just maintain his his. His stupid baby girl stuff and not learn any lesson. Yeah. Yeah. That is what's is what happened. It's so do billionaire things say racist stuff, and then, you know, it's like a six month, you know, their careers over and then all of a sudden goes, okay? I think people forget, we'll give this racist, another chance. Exactly. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles. So Georgia's here and apparently you've been now George playing this. I will read on around the more around the horn. I'm not sure what it means it says, I'll explain the first recipient of the band filter is George Sodano on, then it has a check marks next to these boxes narrative, optics elite, Tim tebow, flip-flopping, and more. Be warned panelists that doesn't sound like you getting banned from around the horn did you shove Kyle Lowry? Today's taping Vermelho. So what happened? But as those put your hands on Lowry, I did. Yeah, I did. So those are the magic things that will get you banned on around the horn or taking a half points taken away because really hates those okay? So they are in order narrative, if you use narrative, use the word optics, if used the word elite if you mentioned Tim tebow, or you do any flip-flopping. So, for example, it's a which one did you? I it flopped. So on the show, I said, Claes going probably gonna play he's going to tough it out. That's the type of guy he is. But then after 'cause we tape it and then I came on here, and we kind of had different information that maybe there was a chance you wouldn't play. So I tweeted I'm starting to feel like maybe he shouldn't play. So reality reality told me, I was in trouble. We have these filters on around the horn. So when you say something like that's a really hot take. They've got fire that basically comes out around you now. Right. You say something, it's money, money will drop from the sky, but Evans, if you flip, so the band, one is, basically, like a bunch of black tape, and like almost like a jail cell, kind of thing like filters pretty cool. But did he take you out of today's show? Oh, I knocked be well not complete took half my points away. So I ended up. Yeah. That's right. If you're yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That's I think that's extreme half. My points, we're gone reality reality is a bit of a dictator. Yes. The reality is. Yeah. So what George we were just talking about this. Mark Stevens guy, this billionaire. They the NBA announced in again, this is probably since you tape around the horn. So you make it you have new information. They announce a one year ban five hundred thousand dollar fine, the ban against ends to team activities and games through the end of next season in the playoffs. Did they get the punishment right too? Harsh not enough. What do you think I would have? And this is what I said on around the horn, when they asked what, what we think I said that Adam silver should force him to divest is ownership that as an owner, you need to know better. You're not some beer, chugging fan or drinking whiskey out there on the sideline. You're part of the league, you know what you're supposed to do what you're not supposed to George. I'll take it further than you did. I think the smart play for Mark Stevens would have been to divest himself right to just come out and say, you don't let guys I get carried away. I get so excited during the finals. I know what I did was completely inappropriate not only for any fan, but especially for an. Owner. I've been friends my whole life Joe lake. I'm going to sell my shares of the warriors. I hope people eventually forgive me. You will not see me at a game anytime soon in. I'm really sorry. Yeah. Then he saves his reputation because Freddie, this is a guy that gave one hundred million dollars to USC and has a building named after him. Now, if you're a student at USC, you know, how liberal college students are they're gonna come for the building. Yeah. That's next Ireland wants to give him the, the godfather to sort of Italian out, right? Like he dishonored the fan. Yeah. Right. Right. Well, yeah. It's. The go-to. Hey, hey, hey bold gun owners. Hey how about a Tom for old times? Can you can't do it tally? Sterling K. Hey Canadian my billionaire friends, the one off themselves in the bathroom. The bald guy zapped Pantano. Yes. And tan tan. But the, the better one is in God for the two when the guy comes I think it was eight for good. And it was a good team. Ball and goes hey, for L we've been through furled time, say, can you can you get me off the hook and he can't do it? Sally. Three new card. That was it every life lesson can be learned from the godfather. We should go George. What do you think of my punishment ahead? Demands punishment should be no fine. Shouldn't have to sell the team. But he should have to walk through drastic park before. And after halftime. Yeah. Once. Yeah. One down the line and just get beat down. Hey, we don't know what's true. We're not. We're not asking people to him down, just want him to have to walk and deal with the consequence, whatever happens happens and to the Toronto you won't be pressed Canadians are so nice, not all of not now I've made a bunch of things up there. Most of them, most of the okay. So on Kimmel last night, they asked you. I don't know if we did this. You're listening to Caspian Los Angeles last night. They asked people to talk trash about the war to ask Canadians to talk trash about the war. That's great. We're talking to Canadians and asking them to trash talk. The warriors ready trash-talk. No. Don't do that here we are asking Canadians to trash talk. The Golden State Warriors, you ready trash-talk? I would not do that against anybody Canadians. Don't let me hear your trash talk. The warriors a little bit. Trust doc. No, no, no, no, no. We aren't for polite Canadians. I mean there. Trash talk them. I think they're in the finals for a reason why would I trust them? They haven't done nothing wrong to me. All I'm saying is everybody's playing. Right. So if they want to win the better play better than us. That's all I can say pretty harsh low Golden State golden anymore. Wow. You're losing tonight. You lose it. Festa draw stock. Well, we're turning. So we cook curry so car, he's gonna get cooked. Yup. Go to. No. I don't mean to win trust. No. We've sold them when they lose. Okay. Ready console. Console. Well better luck next time. Now, you're saying, Canadians are not normally that nice. No, they are. But I'm saying this plenty that would be like what? Molson's tire of them about pita this nice there's a drastic park they've got apparently twenty nine other Jurassic parks all across Canada rooting for the raptors you're condoning. He walks through all twenty seven twenty better better idea Georgiou, you know, the you've got the action network. I do tomorrow night's game. I am going to bet Golden State on the money line. Oh, you think that's right? I don't know about the money I'd take them. Now, remember, Georgia. Panics yet, minus six or what's the what's the money line though, minus one ten no they can't be minus ten there. That's impossible can't be a six point favorite. It'd be minus one ten on the money line for enough about gambling one ten. Day one. They're they're they're underdog in the series right now. They were plus one hundred I saw yesterday. But no not. There's no chance. They can if you're six point favorite. You're the money line is one ten made you money already. He has made me money, money points directly, five now. Okay. Right. Is five would you lay the five? Yes. So the money line here, let me try to take a look at it. Real quickly with the money line. The money line is minus two ten. I wouldn't. Yeah, I lay the points. Yeah. Yeah. Bergman here to take your bed now. But I'm going to leave him my best. Yeah. It's five right now. Five minus five goals, I would take on his five. Yeah, I'll put five thousand mythical dollars on go. Wait. And you want me to tell you what the action network is saying, tell me what they had before you confirm this. We'll do that. Let me do that in the second segment. I read. What I find it. All right. So. That's George to you think when you look at at the finals. Now, if you had to bet the Sodano fortune on one team or the other, and Durant never comes back who going with if Durant never comes back. It's not. I'd take the raptors. Right. It really. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. Even if Claes back and I don't think there's plays gonna be hundred percent. There's no chance, none of them are going to be. But there just to banged up. So you're saying Toronto gonna win the series if? Back drank comes back before the end of the series but he won't be a hundred percent but even him at, like seventy percent or seventy five percents better than like ninety percent of the league like he's just that good. Yeah. Better than clay long. Sounds like they were close to Durant being back for tomorrow night. They were going to let him kind of work out with the coaches, right? But he hasn't he apparently, they're saying he has to go through a full practice and they said, if he's improved. They're not practicing in all today. Correct. I mean, if they don't practice ever know they do they're in the finals a little bit. Do walk throughs, basically. Yeah. If they don't win tomorrow night and say what say but they don't practice. I mean, I know the one of the coach. Practice. I it's not like an actual house. Can you go through a practice? Well, on the they'll make him like do some stuff like three on three or something like that with some guys. All right. Well he can play. He's played. You think he's gonna play, I think trance gonna play. I think clay's gonna play you think ties definitely I think put himself in a chain yesterday. Ranch little doubt for tomorrow night Durant is yeah. They've already now they ruled them out. How close for game. Four is expected to play. But it sounded like Durant could be back for game five. It would be dramatic if he couldn't come back to until game. So did they were down three three? What if they're down three one back? Yeah. Restraint that'd be Beasely. Then he pork curry won't win a finals. MVP. And I don't think you care. I think he's the only player in the league would be like whatever. Yeah. All right. That's purgatory chapter one. Coming up next is purgatory chapter to Mason Ireland, Freddie prints junior and George Sodano. ESPN LA. All right. Don't get stuck in mortgage loan. Purgatory call HMS capital. They compete to win you the best home loan rates. Call eight three three to five five fifty six ninety eight or visit HMS capital dot com. So George the nets cleared. Eighteen million salary cap space today when they got out from under the Ellen crab contract trading and bit land for trying twits that mean that means Kyrie's probably going to the nets, and they're trying to figure out if Kevin Durant will go to Brooklyn to. That's what I think would it work to put DeAngelis Russell, and Kyrie Irving in the same no court. They can't neither them defend. Well, so you don't want that. I think what you do is you trade, the Angelo, will you don't have to restrict it. But you could sign and trade him. Yeah. Yeah. To someone for as long as you can get something for as long as the other team has the space, Phoenix is one of these teams. Right. That doesn't really need a point guard. Right. So, but they, you know him in Booker, by the way, also, not a good defense. If you're Phoenix you just want players. Right. Right. You know, you're not at the point where you're trying to compete yet. So, I think signed Kyrie sign and trade, the anti Angelo, and then you have the space for Durant. Right. So let's talk about how this affects in the big picture any possible trade. Maybe even for AD it makes if, if what you're seeing happens really leaves Boston. Correct Boston still interested in AD or. No. Absolutely. Not. Absolutely. Okay. I mean, I thought the biggest tell for Danny Ainge was basically the way he said, I'm trying I'm paraphrasing, but it was something along the lines of with Cairo. We don't know what he's thinking like that. Not a good sign, and then Brooklyn, I would think would be out of it for ADC spent two number one picks. Right. Trade to Atlanta. So they, they, they capital. Yeah. Foods in its, they're clearly in on Kyrie and Durant. That's what their goal is it seems like. Oh, Anthony Davis. Yeah. That'd be the Nixon the lake. There's always a mystery team. Clippers libbers clippers are in are one of his preferred destination clippers Lakers Knicks are, and Brooklyn where the four preferred destinations. There was a fifth. I'm trying to remember just takes Brooklyn out. Yeah. I think it takes Brooklyn out. I mean, I don't know how, you know, I mean, if you're the Lakers of the best assets of that, if you're as long as branding of checks out had a medically. Yes. I put out a poll today if the pelicans demand friend Ingram cow, crews Milan's ball and the number four pick for Anthony Davis. Would you make the deal? How do you think most people said, no because they love their young players. That's ridiculous. Stupid like stop that. Like you're talking about a generational talent. There's only six or seven guys in this league that are game changers and Anthony Davis is one of them. No disrespect branding, Lonzo ball and those guys, they're going to be good players, but they're not gained change for town that has always had superstars and we're superstars have thrived. It's unbelievable this. Let's keep the show the young guy. But it's not just this town. It's every town Mace they fall in love with the guys. They draft that. So when I was younger, I worked at Fox Sports radio. I did national overnights for them. And I remember being on in Boston during the cage e trait, right. And there were people literally calling me wait wanna give up Alhaarth's tended. I'll Jefferson right out Jeffers, Gerald green like we don't want to give up their guy guy for Kevin Garnett. Yeah. That was like, are you guys stupid? Like have you lost your mind, who is the angels team that would never trade anyone stoneman? Yeah. Bill stone can't train them. We raised them can farm. That's ridiculous. If you. Can get one of the top five or six players in the league you get him. Whatever put him with another one of the top five or six players. Correct. And by the way, then you still have thirty something million cap space to surround those guys with with complementary colors this a little bit too is. And this comes up all the time on, on the Twitter machine that they look at the Angelo, and they look at Julius Randle and they say we gave up on those guys too soon. So what they're not game changers though, you know what I'm saying could they have gotten more for them or should they have gotten more valley for them? Yes. But that's that's on the front office that, that has nothing, by the way. I'm that's not even the guy I worry the most rat who got away. If you say thank you take one back that got away. Bring back Lopez refer three million dollars. Yeah. I mean you gave Michael Beasley that money. Hey, freddie. What did we see with this Joshua fight is he does? Is he a glass jars? He not what we thought he was okay. A lot of people. Have spoken out against Anthony Joshua and the British fans who now can speak to American fans whenever they want through social media are very vocal about their guy as they should be. But a lot of old school boxing is have all talked about his defense, being much more than suspect is just not there. And then they talk about the chin and the example that the old school guys all give was the fight. He had against that, that light heavyweight, Sasha, whatever's last name was not pavilion, but something like that. Right. And this guy is a light heavyweight. All right. He's just a Russian amateur guy who has the Russian amateur style. Everything is not that hard to figure out and he wanted Joshua. And this guy was given up thirty five pounds to Joshua and wobbled him. So everybody and Dante Wilders has been the most vocal about it. He was the one saying, you know, this guy has been ducking me. He's a bum. You can talk about me throwing punches all you want. But this guy has no defense. He backed straight up and if I hit him with my right hand when he back straight. He's dead. What it Anthony Joshua do he backed straight up. Yep. You got all your weight on your back foot. There's nowhere else for you to go. And you got clocked with a right hand and they also got stung with a left hook in a bunch of other shots. Right. But that overhand right. Exposed him bad, if I'm him or as people, I don't even want him taking the rematch, so you don't have to doesn't really have to. It's his choice. The rematch triggered by the contract is what can yes he doesn't look, Bob Arum could easily go to Dante's opponent Luis Ortiz and be like, hey, here's ten million dollars. You're injured. These happened every a winning. John kissing Joshua's, next fight should be wilder. I think if he's going to blow the window, I wouldn't wanna lose to the same guy twice, if he does he will never get to while, especially when the guy looks like that. And once that guy knows he can take your best punch, and you did not come out, and he knows you can't take his best punch. It's a lot easier to be enough that loss isn't a fight with wilder much less sexy. Of course, less sexy. But what else do you do like this guy? And I love him but he wrecked the heavyweight division. Which isn't? Yeah. Which isn't as strong as it was in its heyday, obviously, because the best athletes don't getting the combat sports anymore at that way class but, but he threw a was the line from diehard among in the rich, he kind of a fun, little round, Robin going teddy say, you said, physical fitness back fifty years. Joshua is a body builder like you, you spoke with fury. I mean fury on Twitter was very polite. And then once he got on radio, he was much more honest in and started kill guys, he say, fat kid from California. All each Sixers Florida's. Florida's showing killed him. Not true. None of those things are untrue. Dude still disgrace try. Well, that's Joshua was a disgruntled. Okay. Yeah. He called Joshua disgrace. But a lot of fighters have have questioned Joshua skill based on his performance against the guys he fought like we all talk about the, the Klitschko brothers. Like they're these amazing heavyweight champions, that was when the heavyweight division was worse than it ever had been right in the history of the heavyweight division. Okay. They were stiff slow chin. Lewis guys, not the older brother, not bitterly. But Ladimir was chin Lewis. And they're talking about him being this great amazing thing that helps build the legend of Joshua, but those guys were not worldbeaters by any stretch. Downside of they were much older. I mean they were on whatever science, they were under still be that affects your but you know, very play way putting whatever science. They that goes on. And come about sports. What's coming up on the big sonata? You got a real get a whole show. Did we got a big show today? Full show, Freddie, obviously, as years after after. Yeah. So much. Just came in Virga. We've got Byron's gonna stop by. We've got Bobby marks is going to join us. The great Jackie MacMullan also gonna check out with all the famous. Yeah. Cool. All right. I want to give a shameless. Plug my new podcast, culture pop just came out. So if you listen to the new guests time when my guest you ask soon. Nisha Ghana, Tra who directed late night, which is coming out this. We all wanna see that, and can all kailua. New Yorker about theranos Lisbeth home. Okay. Really good. So it's on. I tunes, it's called culture, pop. You can just search my name, what are you gonna do? An itin has gone. Is just apple podcasts apple podcasts. Yeah. Podcast. Scared fear damn, I just started. Coming up next is the Sodano show. Mason Ireland back tomorrow, noon. ESPN LA.

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Foul Play

"Toronto takes game three. The raptors take a two one series lead. I'll allow with diving for a ball to seats over this idiot in the blue shirt reached over, but his hands on me for no reason Gambia has to do something with a van law. I named editing and if you have never been there before it is difficult. We win the World Cup. If we folks ourselves play to our potential retake care of business. If we win all seven games bottomline. Craig kimbrel had finally signed MRs seven months. Free agency saga ringer, totally ridiculous. What was the actual full? Nice vision. What you see change your perception of sporting events. Get this. This is outside the lines Reid Smith here. Craig kimbrel sat out two months before inking a deal was it worth the wait for him that and why some aren't picking the US women to repeat as World Cup champs. That's coming up. But first, let's talk big story, the superman beat kryptonite. How do you stop the warriors juggernaut from three peaking last night? We found out infect them with the injury, bug because it was no K D no clay big problem Toronto. Raptors manage to get over this failed. Trolling attempt on their Twitter page. It's the bay bridge to oracle not Golden Gate, fellas to get to the arena. They shot the lights out there. Seventeen threes, tying a finals record for road team overcoming Steph Curry's herculean forty seven point effort without half the big four to win one twenty three one zero nine and in typical wars fashion Draymond green so it, how this team handles a loss like Alfred Newman. What me worry? We just need a battle. And when the next gay go back Toronto win game five come back Ogle when game six and then celebrate. Fun times ahead. Meanwhile, you know what the NBA is worried about shoves like these by a fan, laying hands on Kyle Lowry as he tumbled into the crowd, after going after a loose ball, then jawing with the five time all star. We reached over and put his hands on me for no reason. But then he said a couple, you know, some Vogel words to me, and, you know, repeated them re repeatedly, but, you know in our league, there's no place for that. You know, honestly, I hope he's never allowed to come to NBA game. Let's bring an ESPN senior writer, Ramona Shelburne, live from Oakland for more Ramona. What are we learning about this fan? Well, his name is Mark Stevens, and he's a minority investor in the warriors. So he actually assumed that he she became a minority investor after Viva a Devi the owner of the Sacramento Kings had to sell his shares in the warriors. It divest himself to own that the Sacramento Kings. So the warriors released a statement this morning, saying that Mr Stevens behavior last night, did not reflect the high standards that we hope to exemplify as an organization. We're extremely disappointed actions. And along with Mr Stevens offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct. There is no place for such interaction between fans or anyone and players that an NBA game Mr Stevens will not be in attendance at any of the remaining finals games in the NBA finals review of this matter is ongoing. So I, I actually have spoken to members of the warriors organization, and they're obviously handling this internally as well as the NBA who's invested. Gating this and you know, it's a really getting fortunate situation. I mean, this is a person is associated with your organization and had behavior which they've acknowledged is, is really unfortunate and they have expressed apologies to to the raptors and Kyle Lowry. What happens next though is going to be very interesting. Are they more are they do they go after him more aggressively than they would a typical fan because he is associated with the organization? I don't know. I mean, this is this is rather unprecedented. I think in, in, in the NBA in these types of matters. Right. And this isn't a small deal. I mean you talk about what Westbrook went through earlier this year. Other players have talked about it now at crowding to the level of someone who has sort of an ownership aspect, and all of this, so the NBA says they're investigating what does that typically mean? Well, I think what they want to know is what exactly did he say to Kyle Lowry? Okay. Because Kyle said that it was he said, something vulgar to him. So what were those words? Right. I mean, the shove itself is bad obviously. But sometimes that is somebody comes crashing into you. He actually didn't crash into Mark Stevens. Right. He crashed into a woman, you watch the video crash into woman next to her, but in your personal space. Sometimes there's a little forgiveness for that. But what did he say to him? I think that's going to be very relevant here. And also, what was, what was his state of mind? And what does he have to say for himself someone I spoke with this morning, says that he is called horrified by what happened and really feels bad about this and intense to make amends for his actions. But who knows what that means? Right. Like, obviously, in this moment, he's embarrassed and horrify. Nike can't believe this has happened. But what does that mean as far as? The decides to do going forward and as what the warriors do going forward. You know, you talk about a lot of people talk about bands for casual fans who do this kind of thing you wonder what happens with a guy like this. And if the penalty is not severe what people will say. So when I ask you about the games which gears here, you know, there is this prevailing sense that maybe Katie plays the next game Klay, they think is going to be back, but is it that simple? These two guys come back and everything's okay. And warrior land. It's not that simple. Right. Because the raptors are a really good team by the way, I spoke to someone at the raptors yesterday and said, you know, they're not afraid of what happens if Katie and Klay come back because the raptors one both these games in the regular season. They beat them before this isn't necessarily them just taking advantage of short warriors team. The big question, though, for the warriors, is, you know, what version of Klay Thompson. Do you get back and game for what version of Kevin Durant? Do you get back in game four game five whenever he's able to to make it back if he does? You know they've been out for a while with an injury and it was Klay Thompson. This case severe enough to keep him out of game when clay was just begging to play yesterday. So what version of Kevin Durant spin out for over a month? Yeah. And it's not as easy, just it's not like riding a bike. You just get back in and start winning immediately Ramona. Thank you. Let's welcome in ESPN NBA analyst Ryan Hollins. All right, Ryan. Let's start off with this shove of Kyle Lowry. Now you played before you've had situations where fans have come little bit up close and personal possibly crossing the line. I want people to understand what is it like as a player in those situations when you feel fans coming into your personal space, it's tough because you gotta show him credible restraint you're fired up from the game. You're competing at the highest level, literally in the NBA finals, it doesn't get any higher. And when the fans are taking it, they've taken it one step too far. See some fans had this mindset that they haven't just bought a ticket to the game. They bought a player they've bought a stake, they have some bit of I know this was a minority owner, but he didn't have ownership within the game to do what he had done, and it's a common behavior even behind what we saw yesterday. Is there a line in your mind? Is it touching? Is it something else is absolutely aligned? When you touch me in a derogatory manner. Physical. See there was a difference. Let's say Kyle dives into the saints and he just puts his hands up to protect him or his significant other friend who was at the game with him perfectly within his rights. But then he gets aggressive. He physically grabs his jersey and there's derogatory words that were said, now, look at the flip side ri-, if Kyle Lowry assaults this fan after being provoked in a moment of emotional, frustration done. We jump all over cop. Oh, he would jump. He'd be done. I don't even know if he'd be playing the rest of the series looking at that. What do you? The NBA always says the right things, and I'm not knocking them. But they've said, look, we're looking into this. There's an investigation, the warriors are saying, there's no place for this. I get all of that. What do you want to see happen because this is come up time? And again, came up with Russell Westbrook things happened to Bradley Beal earlier this year. What do you want see the NBA do about this? We got us lavish lines and maybe the provision, so right now on the back of your ticket, there's a disclaimer for the fans and say, hey, you're within your rights to do x y and z watch your language, watch your behavior. There's a code of conduct there. Maybe that needs to be reinforced, and maybe it needs to be louder than on the ticket. Maybe there's a waiver that you signed before you sit in the first or second rows to make fans even more cognitive of their interactions with players with teams. And you wonder how long you put a guy like Mark Stevens owner here out. Do you say he's out for the series? It seems like they're saying he's not going to attend. But you wonder if that extent. It's beyond that. And let me ask you before. I let you go. I gotta ask you about the game. We talked to Ramona about this integrating clay, and K D. I think everybody thinks it's a cure all isn't are there. There's absolutely challenges. The one thing that's tough about their injuries. Their muscles ride. This isn't a question of toughness of grit of will, which Katie and clay Heff before you know, many, many times when you have a muscle pool. You can't necessarily go one hundred percent. There's always that seventy eighty percent in the back of your mind and in the NBA finals that holds you back. Now here's the reality. If Steph curry performs the way he did last night. And they perform the spacing on the floor, which they can do on one leg or no legs or or fifty percent that changes the dynamic in game four where they're going to hurt is on the defensive in on. You know, hey, I have to run to the cut back. Right. That's where bother them, but they're floor spacing enough should help the warriors get it is not a guaranteed because you've got all the superstars in the lineup superstar right here. Ryan. Loamy. Let the games begin the women's World Cup begins Friday and France with blue taking on South Korea, and this could be one of the most competitive tournaments in history. Yes. Superstar Alex Morgan and the Americans are the odds on favourite to win according to Caesar's, but overseas the popular pick seems to be the host country. France having home field. Advantage ranked fourth in the world. And featuring some of the world's breasts from team that won four straight women's Champions League titles, and even though she's been injured, don't count out. One of the world's best players Marta playing in her last World Cup. For two time runner up. Brazil, this could be their year in a Cup rife with potential Cinderella picks and young stars like Australia's Sam Kerr who could lead their teams to title runs. Talk about stars. We got one right here with us laughter. Permitted cats. FBI'd soccer commentator, Julie Foudy. Oh, this is like a pleasure. We never get you right there with us. So let me ask you. We were just talking about this. Megan repeat knows even saying, hey, France. They're looking like the favorites to win. All of this. Does that surprise? I mean this is your team. France, I do think is the most suited to win all of this playing at home. But I also think it's Megan Pino saying, hey, look at France instead of us. Games. But I guess it's like. Thank you know, yeah, let's do that Mitchell trick. And they are legitimately that good. I mean, but the question with France, always is they have these mental collapses come semifinals, or quarterfinals, so they've just never been able to get over the hurdle with how good they are. So it'll be interesting to see if that pressure of playing at home is a great thing or if it becomes a bit of extra albatross. So speaking the pressure talk about the pressure on the US there's the pressure to repeat. I think the prevailing view out there of the world is of US unbeatable. I mean, come on how tough is it to play like that in this book? You know, they're used to that the, the US team. That's how we always have been for every tournament. We go into it's like, oh, it's the US and then everyone else. But I will say this is the first time that we've ever seen a tournament with as many competitors and which is a great thing. Right. The rest of the world is catching up there supporting their women's programs their funding their women's programs. And it's literally, the first time I've been able to count on more than one hand that the potential winners in which is something to celebrate. But it is a lot of pressure because you're coming in, as reigning champions and the target is on every one of their backs. So that'd be Wambach is gone martyrs, obviously winding down her career. This is your last World Cup. Who are some of the stars, we should be looking at because this is the great thing about the World Cup. You watch it, and you start gravitating to these amazing stars. He didn't know before. But now they become sort of legends, you highlighted one in your lead Sam Kerr, Australia. American soccer, fans know her because she's played here, professionally, she is a store and if she can play. Well, she can lead actually. Australia to- potential World Cup titles. So she's won the French team which we were talking about. They have a really good mix of veterans and young players a young kid that plays for PS g actually her name is Johnny Katie Diani fast. She scored two goals against the US when they beat the US in January of this year. She's another young player that could be a breakout star at this World Cup. And then look at the American team. I mean, there's a lot of young Americans that people don't know, rose Lavelle, for example, who's one of our creative midfielders. They brought in when the US came crashing out of the last Olympics, they for the first time ever did make it to the medal rounds of the Olympics, when the US loss to Sweden in so coach. Jill Ellis said, hey, we need to bring in more creative players. So rose Lavelle linzie Horon Zam US some young players. I think that could have bright World Cups for sure. Underdogs. You got the Jamaican team in which I find amazing talk about this story because this wasn't even a team another in the first one such a great story. Everyone should know the story Sam Borden, who we all know here with the SPN road, fantastic article sedan Marley. So Bob Marley's daughter, who lives just outside of Miami. She said, literally, her son came home with a flyer in his backpack and said, and it said, can you help support the women's soccer team, this is back in two thousand fourteen and she starts digging into this and she goes, what do you mean support the women's Jamaican soccer team? Why don't they have support? Is it a funding issue in that she does more research? And she finds out while they're funding the men. Why aren't they funding the women? They had literally disbanded the women's team. And with her support, Sadullah Marley. She gets other people. She finds a coach. She gets other philanthropists and wealthy donors to support it. And she is resurrected this team. And they're off to their first World Cup first Caribbean team. On the women's side to qualify for a world. What a Cinderella to cheer four a real, you wanna get behind him want to see him do well to thank you. My pleasure. Right. All right. Well, coming up, it took two months for Craig kimbrel to sign, but was the deal worth the wait for him. As we walked suburban garden, gnome Catholic Catholic without stubbing it. He notices it moves, like not at all. It's inanimate and utterly without brain function. But despite that when it got. No his about how gyco not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone. It's clear to them. You should switch because yes switching to Geico is a no brainer on second thought maybe don't want God knows to carefully people might talk. In today's be block one. Big name free agent down want to go seven months. That's how long it's been since seven time all star closer Craig kimbrel faced a major league hitter and after agreeing to a deal Wednesday with the cubs, will he be the cure all for all? That ails their abysmal bullpen now. Let's put it this way. It can't get much worse tops in the league in losses when leading after eight innings not to mention the fourth worst. Save percentage in baseball. And this signing could have bigger of occasions, when you consider this was his lengthy rest worth at form financially. You see much has been made about how kimberlin fellow all star Dow's kaikal work signed, a big money deals, this offseason unfathomable, that we would be this far into the season while they were still sidelined yet. Three years, forty three million isn't exactly big money. So the question becomes, will this quell the grumbling over allegations that owners aim to hold free agent salaries down? So let's talk about that question with ESPN MLB insider, Jeff pass, and he's here with some answers, so Jeff kimbrel. He was seeking when you look at this deal. Oh and what he was seeking in the off season. How does it match up in terms of money and years? Is it on par with what he wanted to get in this off season and why he held out in the first place? You know, Ryan, somebody texted me last night, the tech said, is forty three million dollars more than one hundred twenty million dollars or my math, a little off here because Craig kimbrel went into the offseason seeking a six year deal in excess of one hundred million dollars and ended up and listen we're talking relative. Here we're always talking relative when it comes to baseball salaries, but forty three million dollars for him is much lower than I think a lot of people expected, or an -ticipant did. And the cubs got relative to market a really good deal on a guy without having to extend to like the five years, that kenley Jansen got from the dodgers, or the five years, that role does Chapman got from the Yankees or even the four years that Mark Milan-San just a few years ago got from the San Francisco Giants. So by waiting the cubs, not only did not have to give up a draft pick, but they were able to get him at a markedly cheaper value than. I think a lot of people expected, certainly, Craig kimbrel when he was going into the offseason. So how does this impact the griping that players had in the off season and that will continue to see I'm guessing that the free agency system is broken? And it needs to be changed in the next CBA no matter what. Yeah. Listen, I understand when you look at it from a very universal perspective that there is a problem in baseball if the guy who over his first decade has been debased closer ever cannot get a job. Now, Craig kimbrel could have gotten a four year deal in the sixty something million dollar range from a number of teams that were willing to go there in December. He was looking for more and the argument or really the question Ryan is did he overplay his hand? And at that point, when you are reading the market incumbent on the agent in this case David meter to go back to them and say, hey, we're not getting any play here. Even though we should be, let's make a deal somewhere else. Or we run the risk of the bottom completely dropping out from under us, which is exactly what wind up happening. All right. So we'll see how this ends up playing out on guys like Dallas. We'll see how that. Plays up. Jeff. Thank you. Coming up, y flashing is should be embraced and not plunked in today's major league. Sportscenter at six after PTI was sage in Kevin, the latest on k D's possible return on Friday. Plus Tom Brady speaks to the media at patriots. Many Camden County down a UFC, two thirty title fights as well as the people's main event cowboy versus Tony Ferguson sportscenter on ESPN and the app and then tonight, the AL leading Yankees wrap up their three-game series with the Blue Jays and rod center, seventy stern here on ESPN and the app. The warriors are confirming the fan who so Kyle Lowry in last night's game three win by the raptors as Ramona. Shelburne reported earlier team investor and Golden State executive board member Mark Stevens where you're say Stevens will not be an attendance at any remaining finals games and are still reviewing the matter. Meanwhile, the brawn James weighed in on Instagram he said, in part, there is absolutely no place in our beautiful game for that at all. There are so many issues here. He knew the rules more than just the average person sitting watching the game court side. So for something needs that something needs to be done ASAP, a swift action for his actions. Just think to yourself, what if cow Lowry seven would have reached in reacted, and put his hands back on him. You guys would be going crazy hashtag, protect the player hashtag privilege eight welcome here. You know with young player just doing all that stuff and all the jewelry and all the stuff back in the day. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. But that that was done on purpose suggestion that that's why qualified it back in the day. I'm still shaking my head listening to that longtime pirates announcer. Steve blast knocking raining, rookie of the year Ronald kunia junior, the implication, back in the day, all that jewelry guy like that might be right for the plunking. I'm the pitcher afterwards. How dare you and this isn't the first time blasts choice of language has come up in two thousand seventeen he said, hobby buys was a difficult player to root for because of his quote, flashing news, I'm going to spare you my thoughts on, whether these are dog was so comments masquerading racists, in ten, what bothers me is again, and again, how some view these words as nothing to see here because they're anything but Blass has six decades in the game and has often been called an ambassador for. But with that reputation comes responsibility to know enough about today's world to know win the language you use can be read as code for racist, that bashing a person of color for wearing jewelry while he's just up there, taking an AB doing nothing other than his job will evoke for people of color, negative stereotypes that have been used so often. To discriminate and demean which brings me to a tradition. I want to get back to in baseball respecting differences. That's the other problem. With glasses comments. This sense that people feel that if you don't dress or act a certain way you're disrespecting the game. What about disrespecting kunia see where I grew up being you on the field was celebrated not demeaned. And for a game looking to bring in a world full of fans with a whole host of differences. There ought to be maybe a penalty for blast to show that lacking respect for those differences will not be tolerated. Well, that's it for us. 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Your Doors

Run That Prank

11:00 min | 2 months ago

Your Doors

"Good afternoon would you like to try free. Sample of our double fudge brownie. Oh sure ooh that's very good. I'll just take one more just to be sure yup still very good. Some things never change like never being able to take just one free sample and gyco saving folks. Lots of money on their car insurance Macadamia nut i taste you. Take one more. yeah. I thought so. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. So what does a running back do after his playing days or over. Hey this is former. Nfl star mongering. for me. i started a podcast. Each episode bring the world of competitive gaming eastwards to life with my podcast. Mind gamers loud. I'll bring my experiences from being a collegiate eastwards head coach along with interviews with the top video. Game streamers gamers from hollywood social media and pro sports. Listen and follow mind. Greens cameras lounge on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. Coming up at the top of the hour right about four minutes after. It's my strawberry letter for today. The subject check this out guys. I had the drummer. But i want the past that you heard me. I had the drummer. But i want the pastor. We'll get to that in just a few but right now. The nephew is in the building with today's prank phone. Call what you got for his naff. Your doors your door doors. Let's go hello. Hello i'm trying to reach the Mr paul please cover junior singing probably senior. Okay man how you doing today. i'm good. i'm good listen. My name is mark. I'm actually calling from a company. Called doors are you. Are you court. You guys just built at home right. Okay i'm like. I said my name is mark stevens. I'm actually calling from doing. We're actually the company that supplied the doors that are actually Throughout your house okay. Great what are you calling for a follow up. No this isn't a up. Actually we got a couple of glitches. We want to try and get get straightened out if we could Well here's here's the problem. Start the problem. we're having. Is that the contractor. That actually You all home. has not paid for the doors. You guys have been there. Two and a half months and We we can't seem to get the contract to come in and pay for the doors. Try to call them. We've tried to call him several times and we have not been able to have on him because you have a good number. I can give you number. 'cause i really don't have anything to do with that. In fact get well. Actually we add your number and file as the homeowner and. That's pretty much how we had you but the problem. We're facing here sir. We've tried to get this guy for the last couple of months and we can't get him so actually what's what's going to happen here in the next day or so is we're probably going to have to come and get all the doors. Knew what we're probably going to have to come and get all the doors in your house. Take them off and bring them back here to the plant until we get out my doors. We we're going to have to get those doors until we get a contractor or you know we get paid for the doors now. What could happen is you could pay for the doors already paying for the doors. And that's that's that's past. I've done that paid you. I got a double back well but we haven't been paid search for the doors. Another contractor was paid for the new us. That's who pays you okay. And what i'm trying to explain to you so we haven't been paid at all here at doors now. Oh okay well and doing what they should have received a check for my contract a that. That hasn't been done since you haven't paid you're gonna come back and get my doors out. You said we all of it. You go via a problem here like us. No no no problems. His all very peacefully but who who is okay. So what's taking place here. My job is they taking this money out of my check. That hasn't been paid for the doors. I can understand that. But why would they take it out of your check either demand. Now you've done your work. I don't understand sir but since the company hasn't been paid to companies taking it out on me and it's not gonna come down on me so either i'm gonna get the doors. You quit your job. Then they need to give you a not give you a bonus but some holiday. Where because bottom line is you talk about coming to getting my doors now. That's not gonna happen either. We resolve this peacefully. As if you pay for all come out and get the doors. And i'm not finished city and go back. You mean to go ahead and get these gas up. Come get these. 'cause you're not gonna come and get i'm not gonna send you know money okay so then. What we need to do is get a scheduled time. I'd come out and get all the doors. I'm sorry i'm on your time now. So you got. You must be paying me now since i'm on your time. What are you talking about because you're talking about. You're going to set up a time with me. I have to leave and do what i do be here to get. Something don't belong here. Which is my adult. So you don't have to be there at all. Because i'm commuting take the front door off and i'm gonna keep keep moving through the house and get all the doors and get them back here to the play. I don't think you hear yourself not first and foremost how you when you come to the front. I'm gonna be without waiting on you as you take it match. I'm going to be on your behind making sure you realize you're gonna to take this take this and i'm not pretty so coming to you and you get that i do so i can't keep going back and forth but you let me say this i'm coming to get them doors. Even if i gotta take 'cause i gotta get my money back from the company that they took for me. Because dan contractor did not pay for the damn door say. Hey tom now. You're talking you talked to a man. I'm i'm not allow you to come to my house and take these damn. You ain't getting no money coming to them today. I need every coming even when you come with these. Make sure kind of coming coming up coming. You know what. I'm gonna take the first dog we don't meet at that. Don wh- that tell you what pay women not take the check. You can make ten seventy five. I'm gonna take a little bit. But i gotta take these next time. Get you down money. Stop you get a job that pays you better but as you go get in fed wail. I'm not sure. I'm not gonna keep going back and forth with you about you. S radio and take it. But i'm begging them to every how they track. You should have been a contract from from my down. You'll be calling hippie. Though you got in that much to do i go to work. Probably just coming to get them does say. Nah i just told you told. Get no i got to tell you. Get it on your mama and you know what else from coming to do coming to you you you know who i know. You want to get these doors really who you with you. I m nephew. Tommy from the steve harvey morning show. You just got prank phone. Call by your wife fay. That's why she got me. No i'm on the red door doors. You bet i got a shebang paul. What is what is the bad is it. I'm talking about the bed. Is radio show in the land. Oh i was to. Fran may fatal brandon number now moving. So i'm thinking looking forward to giving you his blood pressure. Blake heard what i say coming. Get these doles out in the open at every celebrity would have to be. Thank you note eight in may. I'm doing some always young man. I wanted to read dull. What does that signify. What is that specialty looking dory. Nobody monday have read opened up in the suburbs. Man someone how had riodosa black dole. Well i wanted wanted him. No mine never did rea- door black bill. Well matter of fact going to talk about how many of those you get net double those you. You ain't nobody. You can count on them birmingham. I'm coming your way. Baby to the april sixteenth through the eighteenth nephew would be in town. Five shows two on friday to saturday. One sunday his magic city classic weekend playing football. I'm slanging jokes. Iago west game didn't come watch me. We're gonna have some fun all weekend long. It is the star. Dome bruce coming your way all right thank you. Have you coming up next strawberry letter. I had the drummer. But i want the pastor. We'll get into it right after this you're listening to harvey morning show. Your home is more connected than ever so when one kid is school in the competition. The other is getting schooled. Country is the powerhouse of the cell. And you're streaming a webinar for work and the latest episode your favourite show at the same time. Sh- your wifi needs to be able to handle it. That's why expended he'd never stops working to bring you faster more reliable wifi so you can do it all all at the same time extending the future of awesome learn. More at xfinity dot com.

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invisible arts 05: Never Be Home

Rock N Roll Archaeology

23:10 min | 7 months ago

invisible arts 05: Never Be Home

"WHO's in their vote amount? Of Water election days. Now. The. Biggest Swain here from deeper digs and rocker archaeology on. Are you registered to vote? I know I am Headcount is a nonpartisan organization that works with the music and entertainment industry to get fans to vote. Top date or check your voter registration status, go to headcount dot org or you'll find all the information you need to be ready for election day. At Headcount Dot Org. You can also check your registration status because I. Don't know if you know this, but millions of people get purged from the voter rolls every year. Everyone should check their registration status every year. The deadline to register to vote in some states is as early as October fourth. So you want to check before that. You can also request an absentee ballot get INFO on early voting finder polling place and see what's on your ballot. Headcount is a nonpartisan nonprofit that tours with musicians to help concert attendees registered to vote. But you don't need to leave your house to register to get voting impo just head to head Count Dot Org. And I'll see you at the polls. Ya. Brain from new. Star. Welcome to invisible arts with Richard Gibbs brought to you by armory of harmony. This episode is called never be home. During the twenty four hours of Lemond, the drivers change tires often as they wear out. And they changed to different types of tyres depending on road temperature and weather conditions. Rain calls for an entirely different configuration. Never being home. Requires a lot of tires. By the way this is the world's longest. To a Pun. A question I am often asked when speaking classrooms of aspiring film composers or record producers. How does one get started in this business I write the answer on the Blackboard Never be home. If you're at home watching TV or playing video games, you're losing you are missing the opportunities that can appear right in front of you out in the real world you must make connections to get hired directors. Artis hire people not resumes or composer reels. When I first moved to La I didn't know a soul I rented a studio apartment in Hollywood and acquired a job as a salesman at West La Music. By. Beethoven. Can sell ice to it's, but I was the wrong guy for the job I was the synthesizer specialist, but they didn't carry mode, which was my favorite since back then I used to send people over to the Tar Center on the sly to pick up a mini mode I joined a networking organization called the musicians contact service for a monthly fee by name was listed in a loose leaf binder of keyboard players seeking a band, and that was allowed to pour through a binder of bands seeking a keyboardist. This was decades before. Computers in the PC and all that every night after work I piled my fender Rhodes Mini Mug an amplifier in van in jammed with anybody that would have me I played with bad ass funk bands on the wrong side of town and hard rock groups in the flats of the valley. One Band played with was pretty good. But the BASS player was amazing. Mark Stevens was only seventeen and had more soul already at that age than anybody I've ever played with I haven't seen mark in decades, but strangely enough I reconnected with him. Playing. Words with friends online. So I called him yesterday to catch up. You and I just hit it off musically right away. Second I started playing you were like kind of leading into me a little bit you know playing and we're just kind of playing off of each other while we're going through the tunes and Yeah Yeah you and I talked who said, let's get together and see if the two of US could just write some songs together we set up an appointment I was going to go over and pick you up at what it turned out was your mom's house right and you lived in Burbank at the that's correct. How's your mom doing? My Mom's eighty six gone on sixty Came over there. Yes you came over I remember that in you weren't ready to go which I learned later kind of your style. And your mind lets me in the living room. I met your mom and she says I'll just have a seat and I'm sitting on the couch in the living room waiting for you. Right you know mom gave me a glass of iced tea or something, and I'm just sitting there waiting for you. And then out of the freedom, back hallway comes your sister shocker con she comes walking into the living room. I didn't know you were shocked us, little brother. You hadn't told me any of that which I applaud you for you're looking to capitalize on your sister's fame. So it was a complete shock to me I'm just sitting there and accounts in shock on comes walking out. She, looked right at me she's a held her said Hi shock your Richard Wright was like. I didn't know what to say yeah, and she's young. My little brother says you're pretty good keyboard player. He'll be out in a minute and she left she walked out with a big grin on her face and that was it as so Richard at that point, I was growing you. MD, right I didn't know that I was grooming you because I needed you. That was how I met. Shock was through you and it was all because I went and played with band in the valley. So you were grooming me then I didn't know that you were seventeen. You know until I knew you were a bad as well. Really really what happened is Richard Okay. What happened this? My big sister. Loved me so much in her career was flourishing right? Right. We go under sixty eight city tour. Yup came to me one day and say mark put a band together for me right there I don't know what to. Do. What am I gonNA do other to do and so I said. I'm music director preferably he's gotTa be Pano Blair. Oh. My God I gotTa Find Hanno player that can learn that song love is falling on the right and you say. That nineteen, seventy, eight if mutual. That was my first pro Gig I had never toured with anybody, right? Well, Kate. Adler something. Okay. Okay. I've never seen. You sweat before musically right I've never seen you right. I've seen you play some very complicated stuff in that. You know you talk to play complicated stuff, right? But I never saw you sweat into you're GONNA learn the intro to allow this all in on me Richard. Tease stuff was fucking insane. We sold our saying like like like okay. So love is followed a knee is like steinway grand. And it starts off and he's heavy on the left hand but the the Gospel influence on this keyboard part was. Tremendous and we all said that say a white blanket never played this right and you were right. You're totally right. Burn. Liberal. Oh. No. Credible. NEBI muscle. All I remember is every night on stage every night I could feel the whole ban cringing when we started on God. Here we go. In your sister with just endure it, she just looking at me and singer. But I'm sweating I sweat bullets every night. Slant to that day, right remember your other sister top boom asked you and me to put together a band for her to tour. And for some reason, we're rehearsing and her managers not paying us. And it wasn't a lot of money, but it meant something to me and I think to you. Remember. You said I got this as a really. got. So we're going to go down to the office and get our checks really. Yeah. So we go to his office and you had boop come December boo. Boo Yeah the bodyguard. Boo. You and I go in to collect our checks and boo sat on a couch in the back at the office where you were you and I were up on at the desk like demanding our money and booze sat in the back. and. He had those little hand exercise. So Springs. He just fixed his gaze on this manager and there's just squeezing those seas. And the guy just wrote us a check. On this. And that was because you. Never be home sit on strange couches. You never know who might walk out of the back hallway. Once it was good that I was home. I spent all my meager savings from the shock tour. I perform my quarterly checkbook balance realized I was flat broke. My checks were super bowl rubber. I sank down in the broken down overstuffed chair in my living room head in hand the phone on the floor rings. Hello Richard Gibbs. Yes. Keyboard player. Yes. Tom Jones is looking for a keyboard player to tour Argentina for two weeks and then to vegas an onwards are you available Tom Jones musical director had literally plucked my name out of the Musicians Union directory something that had never happened to me before or since. My fellow synthesis on that Gig was none other than Jonathan. Wolf you may not know his name, but you definitely know his music more on that later. Today rich is that Jonathan Wolf? Okay. It's always nice to hear from someone from my deep dark history. The one time that it was glad I was home was when the phone rang and the musical director for Tom Jones called me whose name I can't remember. Do you remember that guy's name Joe Par Nello? That's it. I was a WanNa be Yon Hammer I wanted to be Joe Solomon I wanted to play in weather report that's what I wanted to do and you know I was so glad to get the Gig to make the money but then that meant I was playing the Green Green Grass of home and what's new pussycat every night want stoop. What's new pussycat. And it just wasn't. Me was I remember that you. Weren't happy. I wouldn't feeling it. No, I wasn't feeling when we arrived in Vegas the first night I served notice. I said I think the next stop in Cleveland I just don't really WANNA go to. And Next thing, I know Tom's manager Gordon Mills kind of burst into the dressing room and said, you can't quit Tom Jones. What and he goes you're fired and bull. If I'm fired, then I can go home right now and you only two weeks of severance pay right and he goes yeah I said, well, that's in my contract. But if I quit I have to give you two weeks notice and I worked for those two weeks while being paid for it while you find a replacement, he goes yeah I said. So which is that I quit or am I fired and he looked at me and he goes okay you quit. But you're still fired any told everybody in the band that I had been fired. To. Have Fun. But when I see you hanging. With anyone. On News. See me. took off. Do you remember what happened the last night of the standard at Caesar's palace. Now, I'm the last night of the GIG were on the stage the blackened stage the curtains are down. We're waiting for the to get started play the warm up music and Tom comes down stupid spiral staircase and the curtains rates right and you looked over at me. Hey, you know when you get back to La. You might need some work. I've got a phone number for you. Is this guy that got this band I don't know owned I got a call and I'm not going to do it but maybe you'd like to do I remember that I remember because I wasn't in it but I knew it'd be a good fit for you. So I'm glad you took that number. Do you remember what it was as Danny? That's right. That's how I met. Any elfin that's how I ended up in uncle blowing goes because you you handed me Danny opens number nobody else did you did to your point? Don't be home that's right. That's right. Fly To Argentina or go to Caesar's Palace with Tom Jones. Never be home. The. Tab I. Think. A better dance now. Early in my composing career my then Agen Richard. Craft. Convinced his producer friend Peter Yang Braga that I was the right guy to score his next project, a Comedy Code Clifford starring Martin Short as the world's worst Hellene kid I appeared to have the inside track as Richard and Peter had also persuaded the director that I was a slam dunk. I was feeling pretty good about this and was awaiting the call to meet the director that weekend my lovely wife Linda had tasked me with something that no dad ever looks forward to. Attending a birthday party for seven year olds at chucky cheese. So off we went with Qian to chucky cheese. The place was filled with Munchkins running everywhere eating horrible pizza playing Skibo the other occupants were all MOMS except for one other forlorn dad, the host mom knew something of my background end in the tone one usually here's a mom us while saying something like why don't you go play with Heather Molly? She likes dolls to. She brought me over to a table to sit in the Fat Dad Richard This is Paul. He's in the business urine to turn out pollen. I did have a connection I was the musical director for the Tracey Ullman Show and Paul had been one of the writers on that show before I came on board our paths had not crossed as he had left before my tenure began, but we had many and laughs to share about the characters creating traces show Monday rolls around and. Richard Craft calls me sorry. We're back to square one on Clifford Martin Short had the director fired embroiled in one of his friends to take over the new director probably has his own composer damn I thought I asked Richard, the name of the new director Paul Flaherty came the answer I started laughing. What said Richard I just met him this weekend at chucky cheese the next day I had a meeting with Paul and we have another laugh and I was hired on the spot. You. Know as it turns out Paul's not only just a talented writer director. He was also a professional guitarist and played with all sorts of luminaries. I called Paul to get his recollection of our meetings. So years ago you know. That you mentioned it it. It's coming back to me. You were good musician smart musician Ringo Bongo. You had all the credentials past tense. We hit it off right away. Yup. Probably because you were real real. Big. Time van musician and I was a small timed in musicians we played with Ray Charles that's not small time. That's about as big timeless again, Rachel gluttony in to do some. So he would sing a solo today. I would play it back. Note for note. Omay once you know. At one point he said cry. Back. Yeah. What you're saying. DIFFERENT STANDARDS You came me. All now. Choice Clifford's concern I'm not I. Don't know if you're aware liberties could become A. Cult classic to a lot of people. Did you know that? No yes, it is. Really. Going on the Internet and they do reenactments reenactments from Clifford. Never be home. Even if you have to go to chucky cheese. Now, let's go back to Jonathan. Wolf Minute. But I didn't tell you is what became of him. He stayed on with Tom Jones a little longer long enough to befriend the comedian that open for Tom, which led to a life changing opportunity. Jonathan Press on. Well shortly after you left George Wallace became Tom's opening act. Georgia, and I became friends and I wrote music for his act in he and I became buddies and a couple of years. Later it turns out Jerry Seinfeld in real life has a best friend named. George, it's George Wallace. Okay. How I you onto Danny off men? Yes. George Wallace earned me onto Jerry Seinfeld and all roads lead back to Tom Jones. In this in this conversation, it looks that way. Well, it's true and that is how Jerry Seinfeld and created the theme music for signed up. Um I was the composer on seventy five Prime Time Network TV series seventy five. Yeah. Seven, five, seventy, five I didn't know you did that mini series not episode series series not hyperbole one of those series was Seinfeld Jesus Christ so I was busy no kidding in case you weren't aware I retired in two thousand, five. Yeah I heard that I took the money and ran. At. That point my wife and I had decided that's enough money. What a nice thing to be able to say, yeah, we have way too many kids and at some point, it was clear that those kids needed me more than Hollywood needed more of my music. So we picked the date two thousand and five I checked out and went into Hollywood witness protection. Moved to Kentucky and became a full time stay at home. Dad PDA. Room parent field trips, Chaperones Sports, coach volunteer, and as far as writing new music. It was somebody else's turn. Jonathan Wolf. decided to always be home. All those years of never being home had finally paid off. He didn't need the race between gigs anymore no need for racing slicks. He wanted to slow his role. He needed soft quiet tires to drive his kids to soccer practice. So he changed them. She. Retired. Invisible arts is produced. That would shed recording in. Malibu. California I'm Daniel Ferman.

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Hour 1 - (06-07-19)

The Dan Patrick Show

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Hour 1 - (06-07-19)

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I have a somewhat inconvenient announcement to make friend BA fans and I hate to do it, but I'm going to have to interrupt all the excitement of the impending free agency period with the NBA finals going on that you actually have to watch now because with the raptors up two games to one Klay Thompson will play tonight. I don't know how well he'll play tonight. Kevin Durant will not play tonight. Kvant ING, probably will not be playing tonight but might be back. The raptors are either gonna push the warriors to the banker or actually win this thick and it would be an by the way. The raptors won the NBA championship because it feels like everything has been circling around the Golden State Warriors, and then you have impending free agency how that's going to affect not only Golden State, but also the Lakers and the Knicks and the nets and the Celtics and New Orleans. And then all by the way, the raptors are up two games to one. You know, you have several franchises that are going to get interesting in the next couple of weeks. And I get it, but sometimes we get ahead of ourselves, and we certainly done that in basketball, it feels like the last couple of years, everything has been about the next season. Not this season in front of us, and, you know, partially to blame, and or credit, the Golden State Warriors have been great. And we've looked at that as a foregone conclusion. When this season started it was already a foregone conclusion, and I cautioned you saying the only way Golden State could lose this year. Was if two superstars got her not one but two, well, you have that. And now clay is back and is that going to be enough for them to win? I expect Golden State to win tonight. But if I'm Toronto if I'm their head coach, Nick, nurse or quiet Leonard the message, I'm sending is. Let's, let's not give them that opportunity. Let's not give them a little bit of an advantage. Let's not let them think we can still win this thing. Let's we have them down. Let's step on their next right now because I don't think Kevin Durant is playing, and I think the Golden State and Steve Kerr no this and they're just not saying they don't have to, but they don't want to put that out there and say, you know what katie's is not going to be playing, I think, psychologically games are played here in the NBA finals really with any championship at stake. And you wanna have every advantage, you can I don't wanna give you any advantage any extra advantage. But clay will play Kevin Durant is not going to even if Kevin Durant is available. I think we look at this and go you're down two games to one. He's gotta play. No. That doesn't work that way. That's not the way injuries work your injury. Doesn't go. Wait what we're down to games to one. Okay. Now, let's get this calf muscle to feel a little bit better. I get the feeling of Kevin Durant. Could play he would play. And we also look at this and go, you got a guy in the Stanley Cup finals. Dan Charro who's playing with a broken jaw. Okay. He can still move. He can still use his legs and his hands. You just hope that he doesn't get hit with another pucker have any kind of contact there. This is different with Kevin Durant running up and down the floor. These are some of the best condition athletes in the world. And if Kevin Durant can't go, I don't question his toughness. I've heard and read people questioning his toughness like is he all in with Golden State? All this means he doesn't want to stay there. I'm guessing Kevin Durant got a whole lot of pride and would love to be the Knight in shining. Armor, who says, all right, guys. I'm back all when you another championship here. But if I'm Toronto you got him on the ropes if you win this one. You're going to win the championship, and you still may win that championship because I don't know what you're going to get out of this Golden State team. It is wounded in a couple of ways, but you still have a couple of great players and you got a great coach. And right now you have home court tonight, not an advantage. You have home court because it used to be had homecourt advantage. But tonight you're just at home and I don't know how much of an advantage that is going to be. But speaking of that home court the biggest news in the NBA finals had to do with one of the minority owners who was involved in a sideline skirmish with Kyle Lowry last game name is Mark Stevens. And he's a venture capitalist. He's worth a lot of money. He gets nice seats. And apparently he's allowed to put his hands on some players. He's a minority owner here and put his hands on Kyle lowering and also. Had some kind of exchange within where us some colorful language the Commissioner said, you're not gonna go to any more of these games this year and we're going to sit down for next year's well. Or we're gonna find you five hundred thousand dollars five hundred thousand dollars to a guy worth two point three billion is what you know, that, like a couple hundred bucks to. So Mark Stevens is not going to be able to be court side. And then there are people who have wondered did the Commissioner go soft on this owner. What I've liked to seen more. Yes. Because it's an owner even though the minority owner he's an owner. And this is a Commissioner who is always found a way to find the players side of this not that he had to work hard to find Kyle Lowry side of things. But he was it was quick, and he said, you're not going to, you know, the warriors said, you're not going to be able to sit courtside during the NBA finals. Which absolutely he can. He should never be allowed to sit courtside. If you don't make him sell his interest in this team, which I think they should strongly, consider doing them. I don't know if there's any other history with this guy, I don't know anything about him apparently feels like if I've got a couple of billion, I'm a big guy, and, you know, I'm almost on the team. I've seen a lot of these guys in the decades have been covering sports. Hey, I know. I we're good friends. Hey I like to yell at the players. Hey better not come over here. Okay. Tough guy. Guy. So he's got his billions. But the one thing, a billionaire one is to be relevant. They want to be known when I take that away from this guy. He's just another venture capitalist. That's all it is. All right. Mark. Thanks. We have some nice parting gifts for you. But if he does, if he's allowed to keep his part of the team, he never sits in the lower arena. You can go to the games after a year if you want to do that, but you never sit courtside again. But I would I would strongly look at consider taking away his his ownership here. I would this is. You got to protect the players. You know, we've all been there at the zoo, when, you know, you got the lines of the Tigers in the pound on the glass, and then you're like, hey, watch this. I'm gonna I'm gonna really disrupt Hayes gonna get angry here. And then all of a sudden you go, he's not gonna do anything to me. That's what this guy, probably thought. Hey, I could push this I'm gonna get in his face. Hey, he's, he's in my building. This is my team. I'm so close. I could almost play. Okay. All right. You know, if anybody was going to be upset, it would be the husband of the woman who was run into she's the one that took the charge this guy like what happened to him. Not if that's your wife, okay? Got out of the way Kyle Lowry handled it beautifully brilliantly and not everybody would have imagined if Kyle Lowry. Did something imagine if he got suspended is that fair? There. And that's what the Commissioner I'm sure had to vet out, make sure we got both sides here. But here's Kyle Lowry talking about Mark Stevens. And what kind of punishment? The guy like that shouldn't be a part of it shouldn't be a part of our league being honest with you. That's my personal opinion. That's just how I feel we've had situations like this before. And it's you know the leagues done the right thing in protecting the players in protecting the image of the league. All right. I'm with ya. But I've seen some columns today. USA today said the Commissioner went soft. You know, this, this really sharp man, who is the Commissioner of the NBA, and he doesn't rush to judgment. I think he factors everything in. I'm sure he did is due diligence. I was told that he spent the entire day yesterday on this topic, and only this topic to make sure he got it. Right. Because when LeBron says, hey, you got to do something about this, like the players are involved in this and they're involved in the, you know, their word means more than in any other sport. The players are involved. It's a players league. And even if it's a minority owner, I'm going to have to really put put a good punishment on you. And I think the Commissioner did that I would have no issue. If you said today he has to sell his share of this team. I'd have no problem with that whatsoever. Do I think that's a harsh punishment? Yes, I do. But I do think what happened as an owner as a fan. You'd never be allowed back in the building. Again. I'm guessing. Right. As an owner, I have. You know higher expectations for you. Like a fan is one thing. You're one of the owners. So I wrapped it up. What I expect out of you and therefore, my punishment is going to be more severe. And if you say he can never go to another game again, if he does go, he can't sit courtside. You want him to sell his shares in the team. I'm fine with that because this is different when it's an owner. Here's Steve Kerr are no Steph curry addressing this situation. You don't wanna see that in our game and hopefully they didn't happen. I don't necessarily think reflection of how we handle business here as a war is organising a franchise. We we have a high standard and do things with class and professionalism. And I know Mark is apologetic and whatnot, but handle the situation on the for I said, the organization going to do that. And and just want respect for the game all the way around fans owners team, you know, players coaches, everybody. Because there's so much good happening on the court. They want to keep the spotlight on that. Yeah. Unfortunately, it's not the NBA finals has been about free agency, impending free agency, and now you have this guy who hijacked the NBA finals. Now, I don't know how much of this is the topic tonight, but then probably not much because he won't be there. But this unless they have an interview with the Commissioner, and get his thoughts. Is there any update on this? I think that it's kind of business as usual. There's a game tonight and you move on with it. And this will be just one of those brief moments there where we go. You remember what happened in the NBA finals in twenty nineteen member? When that owner got in there. I think that's what it's going to probably amount to hopefully, and then we move on. And we actually focus on basketball coming up tonight. Poll question. Mclovin, Woody half for me poll question is sponsored by man versus food on cooking channel Friday. Todd wants to take a shot at the pull this morning. Oh. It was an eclipse, whoa. Which would you rather attend? Bruins blues game six with the Cup of being in the building a chance to watch title happening before your eyes. Raptors warriors game four where the series only becomes three one or even two. Okay. Bruins blues in Saint Louis in Saint Louis where they've never ever won a Stanley Cup. I know most people make more ten BA, but still, I'm going to go there. Yeah. I mean the all you got the Cup. They're up three games to one. That's it. Question over tougher done. Yeah. Waiting club. What if you get to be in the front row with the selective I get to sit where Mark Stephen seats are or what have you got to sit next to Jay z, which I don't know, if you guys saw that headline. It's been problematic of what the celebrities at the basketball came. I don't understand this and somebody's got to help me with this that you love somebody so much that you are going to send out death threats to a woman who was sitting next to beyond saying, Jay z and was actually finding out what they wanted to drink. What is this topic beyond says fans, you know, I, I don't know why they had a problem with this is that the owner another owner's wife. It's a main owner's wife offered to get like a scotch and no, I like a vodka soda and acid. Jay Z wanted a lime. Oh, and she reached over beyond, say, and beyond say, it's just randomly looked displayed. She looked displeased. But we have no idea if it was because of that. She might it was really loud good. But yeah. You imagine if somebody went to jail for a death threat because this woman said, do you want a lime that, that's what she said, and it was loud. And she I guess was leaning over beyond say, like tear you to that. And all this was was he she was saying, do you wanna lime with your drink, and because she couldn't hear him? Yeah, but we all know what that's code for. Come on get with it. Live with your drink. They wanna live with that drink. That'd go. Okay. All right. You know what? I'm not down with the, you know, the new street, Banak Euler here is that what was the other code with the, the woman with the nice hair, the that did she have a song lemonade about. Yeah. Yeah. So lime lemonade. That was a shot really hip. Right. More of a lemon NADA. Now, remember, the there is a leering in there where she was talking about some woman's name with the saga lemonade. Exactly. Yeah. But what's, what's the lyric? I don't wanna get. I'm not touching. This just say it don't you, you clearly what it is. And you're trying to make us look it up just sing the song already. There is a line in the song that has to do with somebody work with the nice hair. And who was it was it, and it was another singer? Right. Or somebody. It's like a I don't know. There's, there's code word for somebody, and maybe they add or of Becky with the good hair. Are you go? There you go. That's it. Yeah, so you got the beehive and they're all upset and the, you know, man, I didn't realize there's this much drama with ownership there with the Golden State Warriors. That's why had all the actions in the crowd at the game. I know what did you say to you? How dare you lean across beyond say, okay, easy there? What did you ask him if he wanted a long time? We'll come up with a poll question. Adding Todd has another one, the one that I want, I'm going to I'm going to criticize it. Okay. Klay Thompson tonight, more likely to have a huge game. A hopelessly average contribution in game four does it have to be hopelessly, as that a pun, then I'm not getting is at a well, everyone. Because everyone talks signed Klay Thompson coming back. He's gonna put up thirty point whenever the words are gonna even the series two. What's the number between hopelessly average in great game is like twenty six and a half? He averaged twenty one. Hopelessly average would be like, you know, he fifteen to eighteen points to me would be averaged for Klay Thompson needs to get at least twenty would if he had eighteen and he hit six threes and the game winning three. In that case, I would have to give him that would be a big game. That would be a big contribution, if it's a game winning shot. And I haven't read anything where anybody said that Klay Thompson is going to have thirty points and they're going to win because I don't think anybody has that expectations time. But why hopelessly like hopelessly devoted to you from Greece? I don't understand that. I all I, I don't know. I'm kind of play enough just the hype Kevin Durant outlet Klay Thompson. It's coming back. So might as well make it. But I didn't. Okay. Can you get an article that says that people expect him to have thirty points tonight? I'm at I'm talking less about his exact point, and more about how Klay Thompson coming back means the series as even to do you think of positive thing for the warriors chances that Klay Thompson coming back. I think it gives them a better chance to win. But I'm not on the bandwagon to say that it's automated, which I believe most people think that Klay Thompson playing it's as good as to two after tonight. I believe that most people think it's a win for the Toronto straight up tonight. I think the words are gonna win too. I'm throwing. A lot of people think that I don't know who thinks that because we don't even know how healthy he's going to Quinnipiac poll up bigger. But maybe that's the poll question. I Thompson playing tonight means the series, even I don't know how healthy is if you said he's of course. Yeah. And he's gonna get thirty tonight and it's a foregone conclusion they're going to win. I believe that the warriors Clayton wants Klay Thompson hits the court they're going to even Sears. All right. We'll take a break did the NBA get it right? With this punishment. We'll discuss we had a good discussion prior to the start of the show. Eight seven seven three DP show if you'd like to be involved in the program, you can also tweet us at DP show. Email address DP Dan, Patrick dot com. It's a meet Friday. It's twenty after the hour. 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Products available in every state the NBA get it, right. Eight seven seven three DP show. Did they get it right in the punishment for this minority owner, Mark? Stevens five hundred thousand dollar fine and not going to be able to attend the games for a year. Yes. Pauling. I'm pretty cool with the punishment. That's pretty strong for a guy, the money's no big deal. He's got that's pocket change to Mark Stevens. But if you are a big part owner the warriors you, you show off to all your friends. You got your courtside seats. You're the man for a year. You can't do that. I think that's a pretty good punishment for him. Now, I would have made him do an interview out of made them go on this show or sportscenter where van pelt or one of the good shows and, and tell exactly what he did why he did it. And what he verbally said to Kyle Lowry. Make them repeat. It make it say make them say to the entire public so because otherwise he could just dodge this for a year. Yeah, I you know, the Commissioner said he was. Trite. But, you know, you're contrite where all of a sudden, you're looking at do I have to divest my interest in the Golden State Warriors, and I don't get courtside seats anymore. I'll go back to what I said about these owners these billionaires. They just want to be real. There's a lot of people who have a billion dollars. Not a lot of people have teams you want to be famous. You wanna be Mark Cuban Mark Cuban has maybe two billion dollars. But he's more famous than guys who have a lot more money than he does. And that's what they want. You, you can buy a lot of things you can't buy fame. It's a little more complex than that. But, you know with this owner, and you just I can't let him if I let him in the building, then he's going to be up at a suite that would be the only way on allowing him to come in. And that's after this year suspension, the apple I got a bonus punishment for marks even he has to show up and sit courtside a game five in Toronto. See how that plays out next to Drake. Yeah. Wherever oh those Canadian fans, they may not give them. Hi fi. They'll give them a strong shunning. Yes. I doubt that they'll probably by a beer man versus food. Don't miss an all new season man versus food on its new home. It's cooking channel premiering July second. Our host is Casey web taking on epic eating challenges six ghost pepper tacos, thirty pound bagel sandwich. Endless sushi in Sacramento, and much more new home new season. Same Casey man versus food on cooking channel stream live and catch up on past episodes on cooking channel app. Anybody think it was too strong of a punishment, or to light, mclovin? One thing I thinking about it. I actually asked her audiences. Can anyone think of an incident there's been barely any incentive for players have ever been hurt by fan? In fact, I couldn't find one in north. There was Monica Saleh's. But in North American team sports, as far as I could tell it's never even happen. It's not as like. It's not like this societal plague on athletes, that's -sarily that their risk. I mean they are at risk his dangerous. And I hope I'm not jinx Gani one, but it's, it's more the exception than the rule. And I feel like the media's making seem like this is a this is a problem that is. I don't know. I don't know how much of a problem is they're close in the NBA. But, but mclovin you have an owner, well, if he wasn't, but people were calling for a lifetime ban way before they knew he was an owner. Okay. But if he's a fan he'd gets a lifetime ban. But also, right, probably, yes. So why, why are we going to be more lax on an owner than we would be a regular fan who may do this? But it's really an owner by being a part owner. That's the other thing. I'm not quite totally sure of is there's a lot of part owners. Okay. He's a minority owner. He's an investor. I have to treat him what you're saying. I have to treat him differently because no, no, you're right. You're right. You shouldn't if you're going to ban a fan, then you're right. You should ban their own. Yeah. It seems like well, it's easy to ban. Dan? I got a ban of minority owner, like it, it doesn't I hold him to a higher standard here. Yes. He and if you look it seems like the line between fan and player that sort of imaginary boundary is, is blurring over the past couple of years, where there, there aren't incidents of players being hurt by fans but there's a lot more interaction between fan and player that gets ugly. That seems at least we're catching it now on camera more. I don't know if that's a sign of the times, or just the age that we're living in. But, you know, Russell Westbrook. It's certainly had tons of incidents with fans were they he feels they're crossing the line. And if an owner can put his hands on a player, then I don't know that, that's a good precedent to allow. Yup. Oh, yeah. And it's usually verbal, it's usually we see a fan yelling, and we at home watching TNT or ABC can't hear what's being said, rarely does it get physical, mclovin said, there's no really physical incidents Rian fans and players. That's why this one was so shocking, even know this. There's an old dude giving Kyle Lowry. A little push Kyle is gonna make it. He's going to be okay. You not didn't dislocated shoulder. But usually, we just see angry fans yelling stuff and players walking, right? Past. That's why this one stands out. Well, they're lucky that it was Kyle Lowry, who was a professional who handled it in a professional way. Even when you look at Russell Westbrook with that incident in Utah, I can't can escalate, so quickly and then all of a sudden, and I know you can say, well, okay, yeah the mountains at the palace. And now that's the exception. It it's so quick. And imagine if you're an eight competitive mode, you're trying to you're in the NBA finals, you're going for a loose ball next thing, you know, you have some guy in your face saying things to you, and then pushes you out of the way. None of it's acceptable. You're you represent the team. I don't I don't care in, in what capacity. This man is representing the Golden State Warriors, and he has those seats because he's representing the Golden State worse. He invested in the Golden State Warriors. I don't care what degree you are as an owner, you're still part of that, that organization and I got I have to hold you to a higher standard. And that means I would sit you out for all the next year. And I would if you come back, you're never allowed in the lower part of the arena, and I would strongly consider making him sell his interest. Yes. Mclovin, one thing that sort of hinted at two, I do think that cell phones, make it seem like the problem might be worse. I'll betcha in the seventies and eighties. The fan interactions were just as ugly. And I'll tell you Philadelphia was famous. I bet you they were even uglier but nobody ever had. You know, unfortunately, what set a Russell Westbrook. There's a long history in Philadelphia of similar taunts towards players. It's just now that their cell phones, we see them. So I think he's always been this. I mean, I, maybe you could tell me they're always been this problem of heckling that gets oh, the language. Yes. And there are a couple of go words. Certainly with African American athletes, and you, you can be down on the field has I have been and you hear things and these players turn deaf ear. They turn the cheek and they do their job. You know, these are the people that will get on Twitter and criticize you I mean it takes talent to do that. And no. Bravado there yelling. They're protected. I can say whatever I want to you, and you can't do anything about it. Well, yeah, we can do something about it. These leagues are doing something about it, and they should because you should protect these players. Yes, it might not be a new problem with fans yelling at players, but society has changed a lot in the last fifty years. And so you can't really say, well, we used to do that back in one thousand nine hundred seventy so can't we still today? No, there's a million things that were acceptable in one thousand nine hundred seventy that are no longer even remotely acceptable. Yes. Mclovin. I we were at that falcons game where the. Eagles. I heard things that I couldn't believe and I was up high down low. I guess I don't think senior right? Of course, publicly you can't say anything. But I'm telling you the fans at the eagles games are still saying them. I think that the athlete understands there will be some kind of language verbal exchange that comes with the territory. You don't expect you can't put your hands on an athlete. Okay. All they came into your territory. They came into where you're seated. Okay. And then allow them to get back on the stage and you can't be upset if a player comes into your lap, you're courtside. And like you said yesterday, this guy, William Stevens, if his wife or family member was accidentally run into by cholera, you could maybe maybe understand a quick out of your mind reaction that was even the case, the person he was sitting with did not get run over not get hit. So there's not even that to fall back on. I had some phone calls on this topic eight seven seven three DP show. Rick in New York Rick leads us off. What do you have for me? You guys doing today taking my call. I think they got it wrong, personally, I mean if this was made a regular fan. I mean, I think I'm on permanently banned guy should be held to a higher standard. He's a part owner as a minority owner in. I mean it just seems crazy. I think example should be made like you don't do that, at all knock called for. And I mean that's just my opinion on a guys. All right. Thank you, Rick. Yeah. I agree with you that I hold him to a higher standard and take away the thing that he loves the most he wants to be relevant. And he wants to show up and I got courtside seats here, who's with me tonight, all of a sudden, you're going to be sitting at home, just like me tonight. Daryl in Missouri. Hey, daryl. Not quite sure that they got it, right. On the ownership thing, you know, five hundred K and, and a year suspension is good. But why doesn't the NBA or all these shows put up something we screamed in hollered about the girl getting hit by a ball and why don't we put boards up like in hockey? So these guys are still going over Daryl, you can't do that. You can't do this is what these people pay for. And how many incidents do you have where somebody's running into the stands, but thanks for the phone calls. They're not gonna do that. You know, this is this is a rare incident that happened. It's how it was handled. That's why we're talking about this. But I don't think any fan is going to say about a ball game. Hey, would you put up a barrier? So I can be protected. I was looking back and mclovin was at saying, there's not many incidents where fans get physical players. He was seventeen years ago that it was a Rockies White Sox game. And a couple of SOX fans ran out attacked the first base coach Tom gamble. Remember we covered it. We had him on. It was like my first month on the show with you. And it was just the nuttiest thing I'm watching the video and the entire White Sox. The White Sox guys are looking, and there's these two dudes with no shirts on just punching Tom Gamboa, and then the entire Rockies lineup. Just envelopes. These guys beat the crap out of which was great. It was a father and son. I believe the kid was like fifteen. And by the way, I looked at the where are they now didn't work out too well for these guys didn't now? They kept on getting in trouble. Yeah. Shocker shocker. The White Sox beating Tom Gamboa's, at least of the problems. Let's put it that way, m in California. Hi, I'm Jay, what do you have for me? Hey, good morning, Dan, blah, a long-time listener twelve twelve time caller. So I'm I'm sort of the other opinion. I think this is a huge overreaction. I've watched that video many times to do barely touched him sitting with his left arm two seats away fairly touched. His shoulder was wrong. Absolutely should be reprimanded in punish. Yes. To me. The punishment is kick him out of the game period. That's it, Mary. You kidding me? Chest bumps account. Larry does this team major more violence. No. But it but the chest bumps are agreed upon MJ. That's with your teammates this. Why would he push you? And why would he have this exchange? Or why would he be saying, you know, whatever he said to Kyle Lowry? You know, that's, that's the big issue here. It's not how hard it was. It was, you know, the, the act itself is what we're talking about here. You should not be putting your hands on a player. I, I mean, we can look at all the worst-case scenarios here. What if you poked him in the eye? What if you you hit him and then all of a sudden you provoked him in? He decided that he was gonna hit you then. He's the one in trouble. So you just you can't have it if it's a fan. You're gone forever. Right. I think most of us are in agreement, if this was just a random fan, Golden State, and they did this, the fan is probably gone band. So why should I hold this minority owner to the same standard? If not a higher standard. More phone calls in our play the dam to this. Everybody's got it to do this. I get one for my wife drop off, the dry, cleaning pick-up, some milk figure out something to get out of the house, so I can relax, here's an idea. Let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance. The good thing you don't have to drop off or pick up anything. 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I love the voice from what we have been told it's very colorful language. He was cursing at Kyle Lowry. But just the whole interaction with another player as an owner, I can't imagine somebody else doing this, because you're on the floor. You're right there with the players. And then all of a sudden you feel the need, or the obligation or the privilege to be able to say, hey, you know what he had done that in Toronto if he was sitting courtside in Toronto. Would he have done that to Kyle Lowry? And the answer is no. You get all puffed up and you got your. Side seats and you know. I'm defending our territory literally, you came over here. And you have something to say to Kyle Lowry. Jeff in Detroit. Hi, jeff. Going on Dan to meet Friday. Maybe put a ribbon air for your boy. I listen, I just worked at tiger stadium, and we had to deal with India's, like that all the time, not a Bill owner just sit on the different level because you're looked at as you know, you're the owner, you know, do stuff like that. And I didn't tell you just like you just got in the saying he was a studio gangster, you know, he would never have done that out in public or if he was in Toronto, but by him being on TV by man. And I think a lot of had with the fact that they were losing and old boy was scorched them. So, you know, he's gonna send a message himself, I believe it should be a little bit longer but suspension because you're the owner thank you. Jeff is always great to hear from you. Have a great weekend. Yet is a meet Friday, traeger, meet Friday. So the girls are all fired up. I'm having potatoes today. We're putting some, some potatoes on the trigger. What are you season with air? No. A little garlic. Oh, yeah. There you go for the blood. Yeah. That's what I'm getting I got that. And the danettes get some kind of steak. I know we've got a gigantic pork tenderloin. Our small. Okay. I don't feel so bad. And then I walk out to the kitchen and fritzy goes, it's national Donut day. And I said, so he goes, we got doughnuts, and I go, great, thanks to make fado shaped like a Donut. I'm trying to work into the, the whole Donut thing. Yes. Yes. He just crushed us Moore's Donut, and it was awesome. I like when you cut it in half. And then one of the backroom guys goes just eat the thing, I took a quarter just going to have. And then I took another quarter. And then it took another quarter, full yourself into thinking you're, you're being held by eating a quarter of a Donut and you eat five quarter tastes just to taste. I wouldn't be able to I wouldn't eat that doughnut if I wasn't on this diet. But the fact that Allen RIT guy slash chef is putting some potatoes on the trigger. Yes. For a couple of donor for look like those hostess cupcakes with you know that white icing that curls the crust the middle had. Did you have on? I have my IRA not yet but yeah, I'm into that man doughnuts. Look, it's national doughnut day. I don't know what that means. Whatever happened in national flannel day, paulie. We haven't we just didn't pay the service fee. Oh, yeah. Because it was a scam where you have to pay to have it marketed. We have our own marketing tool. We have a national radio and TV show. Okay. So we do have national flannel day. I think it's the first Thursday of. November it every year is national flannel day because I just think we need to remind people of that, that we did. We did submit the paperwork. Well, no, we were going to, they were. And here's the thing, I there's this company that you could get a national day for, and they kind of control and how much they call us for a national debt about ten K by ten large, but will they'll do is help market it they'll put on their official lists. And then when people see it's national Donut day, and they promote donuts it helps we don't need that promotion. We can take care of it ourselves. So we save ten because we're not really benefiting unless we're putting out our, our own flannel shirts here. Like what did we get for? We didn't around. I remember Eddie Bauer had national flannel shirt day and flannel shirt season. Yes, is great. And I was happy to help Eddie Bauer. Yes. And, but this would be the third anniversary ocassional platform shirt. Okay. Well, then we don't need to spend ten grand. That's right. We will have our own designated national flannel. You. Basically just released the whole press release that they were gonna charge ten grand for anyway. I know thirty out there you go the first the first Thursday. What is it? I think it was the first Thursday of November. Okay. Even flannel shirt season starts September. I, I was gonna say for you. Does it ever truly end? Not really. No. But, you know, when you go deep when you really get focused, right? More phone calls coming up. Eight seven seven three DP show, your thoughts on the suspension of this minority owner goes back to what I talked about it. The begin big beginning of the show that here we have the NBA finals, and we're talking about other things other than the NBA finals. Now, we are talking a little bit about clay and coming back tonight. And does K D make an appearance? But then it's also about, you know, I'm, I'm hearing that kyri is really interested in the Brooklyn nets, and then the nets trade Allen crab to the hawks to clear up some more money here. And now all of a sudden, who. Who else do the nets going to bring in? There's always drama with some of these other teams. And then with Golden State what's going to happen with Katie? And then you now have the owner of the Golden State Warriors, their minority owner who's been suspended for a year and fined five hundred thousand dollars update. The poll results mclovin, it's sponsored by man versus food on cooking channel, I would love to, but we haven't selected why didn't you, did you want to do that? Would you rather be at any help us? We got distracted with all these side topics just do did the, the NBA get it right with this suspension of the Golden State Warriors minority owner because we have got a couple of tweets wondering about. We got a Carson Wentz versus Dak Prescott tweet which we get all the time now that Carson has signed people are wondering where you put him in the pantheon of young quarterbacks, which we could save. Well, I think he's better than dot Prescott. 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2019 NBA Draft

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast

1:37:51 hr | 2 years ago

2019 NBA Draft

"Twenty one thousand nine hundred NBA draft is in the books. I it was a fun one indeed, lots more activity than we saw last year. But we're going to start an I would normally do this. That's not usually, the point of the show, but I have to admit that Zion, and then RJ getting emotional in their interviews. Like kinda got me a little bit. Just a good reminder for me of all the times that we go through these guys, Phil when we break them down as eighteen and nineteen year old kids and try to figure out what they're going to be in ten years and mercilessly dissect their games that this is the night just to, to be happy for these kids. They have a long way to go, and I'm sure we're gonna have a lot of argument that specifically about them. But just all the players who were drafted in some foreign fashion of whether they're living up to expectations, whether they're worth the pack whether they're good where they're going to be on the prospects, list, all that stuff. But man, that was that would kinda got me a little bit. I gotta say, I know Danny since you have no motions who've no comment there. But. I mean, I love the draft. Because it's, it's the biggest moment for a lot of these guys. It's the biggest moment of their lives. And for many of them, it's one of the biggest moments for their family and you think about how transformational it is. And just getting picked by NBA team is such a such a huge moment. I loved it. I've only covered the draft. Once it was the twenty thirteen. No, the it was the Harrison Barnes in the Anthony Davis draft. So is that was twelve. Yeah. Covered that job and absolutely loved the experience. I thought that it was, you know, because you get to see a lot of that more because of some of it makes TV obviously, but some of it doesn't and it really is that and we will have a lot of time. I'm really looking forward to summer league after everything that happened here. It's, it's really what crystallizes my excitement even though we only scouted twelve these guys. But yeah, it's a huge moment for them thrilled for not only the sixty but a lot of other players were, we are not going to go through those tonight. But have gone have signed some form of NBA contract with guarantees or two ways or something like that? So a huge night for a lot of a lot of young men. Zayn in particular, you know, he's known that he was going to go number one overall for probably six seven months now or strongly suspected it and is still see that he wasn't really taking that for granted. Certainly there's all this talk about all men, these could your so entitled in a, you culture is ruining everything all blob of that, you know, that clearly, it wasn't the case that these guys were taking this for granted. So let's talk about the draft now and obviously New Orleans. They took sign that at number one, but and pretty much the rest of the things went according to plan until number four, Shomron, number two, and RJ Barrett number three, but I think the most important moment of the night from our perspective was the trade that was reached for that, number four pick that the Pels had recently acquired from the Lakers. It's an absolutely fascinating deal from a series of perspectives. But one of them is the value proposition here. So the pelicans traded number four number fifty seven. Seven and some future second. We haven't gotten the terms on that plus the expiring albatross contract of Solomon hill to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for eight seventeen thirty five and the Cavs twenty twenty first. That's protect the top ten becomes their twenty twenty one and twenty two seconds otherwise. So it's for the pelicans, it was a move down kind of bet baby on the underboard being more flat. And then for the hawks presumably, it's a bet that they had de'andre hunter significantly above all of the other players in this area. Some of whom ended up falling further than we thought. Yeah. And I think there are things to like and dislike about this trade from both sides. Especially when you consider the players involved I thought that New Orleans was focused on position in a lotta ways with this move, but not necessarily in the ways that I would have been. They've got Lonzo ball and drew holiday. They've also got Brandon Ingram and they've got Zion. Those are the four core pieces really. That they have in this group. And so you might say are on there. Okay. Well, what do we need? I guess we need a center because we're not gonna play sign that center all the time, and we could use the civil guard depth the maybe other wing. And we've got our starting back already is our back to the future. We don't need anyone of the backward. Well, Jrue holiday three more years under contract to be sure. But just came off a career year. You don't know if he's going to be around in four years, and probably won't be that good of a player in four years when Zion is really coming into his own Lonzo ball. Excellent defensive stats better offense, than his box score stats would indicate due to his passing the way pushes in transition. But it could just be that his complete lack of shooting is going to torpedo his group. We don't know that yet. Others a lot of uncertainty obviously with him. And then Brandon Ingram as well. Another guy who is there, some health concerns, also some health concerned with Lonzo, by the way, and his shooting is also a major major question, Mark. And then you look at the one piece that you absolutely know is going to be there. That's I in woods Williamson, and you'll absolutely no. But you you're certainly got proceed under that sumptuous dining Williamson is one of the best prospects we've ever seen coming out of school. So while we usually say, hey, if you're in the early stages of a rebuild, and we'll get to this with the Cavs to if you're in the early stages of a rebuild. You don't say, oh, we have this guy. We can't draft someone else at his position with to drought run. But this sign Williamson he is not only a great prospect, but he's also a unique one where he's more powerful ties you might need to play power forward at least part of the time, and you have the blueprint for how to build around him with the shooting that the bucks, have it, and the way that they put this unstoppable offense at least until the playoffs Aranas and you already with ball and Ingram. You're worried about the shooting. And so, then I actually thought Darius garland would have been a really good fit with what they're trying to do there. Yeah. Okay. You got Holiday Inn. You've got Lonzo. But between the odds of Lonzo not being that good or being hurt again, or Jrue holiday, just not being on the. Team or the vet that your window is long enough that drew holiday might not be around for one that you need to maximize it. And this number four pick, you can get a unique player. They, they probably didn't evaluate Garlan that way. But I think most people had him above just about it. Anyone else who was there as did, I? So I think taking garland, shouldn't have been the just total nonstarter that I think the Pels thought it would be now had they traded down and got some other guys who might fit better, eventually Iran Williamson, then I would like it. But I really don't like the fit of Jackson Hayes, who, as you noted took what three shots outside the paint this year in college. I believe it was three and all three of them were basically like right outside the paint. You know it wasn't it wasn't like jump shots in. Yes. Hayes was a good free throw shooter this year. And so maybe there's potential for him to expand its range. But you and I talked a little bit about the comparison of Jared Allen. Another former Texas big. But you and I also saw Jared Allen at the hoop summit the year before shoot a bunch of. Threes and lie said, we saw the mechanics of his jump shot and all that kind of stuff. And so were you could see those constituent elements and so with Zion what bothered me so much about the Hayes pick is not necessarily treading down, as you said there ways to do this, but the definitive right now like Zion amazing strengths, but the definitive like kind of question marks slash weakness, would depending on how it turns out with him his jump shot, so committing the resources to a player who doesn't have that in his in, at least as public skill set is pretty shocking, and especially because in less, they see and I don't they see Jackson Hayes as like a top ten center using resources on the center position in general, is like high draft assets is a mistake but doing. So when you have a cornerstone who might end up at center is even weirder or at least at the end of game as sure. Yeah. Who, who might play meaningful minutes, their significant minutes, not necessarily start there. Or anything like that. But you know, he might be in your closing five, and if zion's pointing the five, and you're playing Senator closing five, there's no place for Jackson as and who said, well, maybe this is just got to pick the best player available at the start of a rebuild. We'll never what I don't agree that Jacksonians was the best player rebel some of the translations really liked him. Kevin pelton tes, did not like him as much because he and I think rightly so now discounts, the, the value of a center, particularly a center, who doesn't have any special skills, you know, I think as could be a pretty nice lob finisher and he can run pretty well in transition. He could be a part of their transition game and blocks, which I don't think he's going to be a great switch guy. That's another thing that I would say to if you're going to have a center, part of the appeal Williamson is his switch ability you've got holiday ball Ingram. Like all those guys pretty good size. So maybe you could do a lot of switching. I don't think that Hayes Nestle fits into that, certainly. He's robin. I don't care about that. I mean, you know, rookies I don't really care that much. They contribute in your one or not. So I mean the combination. Just being on center now being a centre with like absolutely special skills. I think he could be your. Let's say he turns into like Clint cappella someday, which would be, you know, I think that's probably a higher end outcome for him. Especially in terms of the switch ability, even that it's just not that amazing of a fit to me, and, you know, he's not going to get to that point until three four years from now. Probably that and then he's going to need to be paid. And then you have the right how much we pay the Senator to be right next to design it. I know I'm thinking wait far ahead in the future here. But remember, they didn't do that with Anthony Davis very well. Right. You really have to. I mean, especially with all these future resources that they have done. This isn't like some fatal pick. He might end up being pretty decent yummy. Even at number eight if you get someone who can play that's a win. Maybe they felt that nobody else in that range could play. But to me, you're a sacred employ who went fifteen. I think we both thought he should have gotten a little higher than that, to someone else who projects to maybe be able to make a three pointer someday at any position, a might have been better and. We'll in especially considering the necessity for four words for wings in the modern MBA, even if that guy ends up, not being a starter, if they could play fifteen to twenty five minutes for you, it's incredibly valuable you can find centers like that's not really. And that's a great point. You know, you'd probably need to have five or six wings who can play on your team. And you need, maybe if you're in a place I in center, a center and a half officer. And think about, for example, the warriors had maybe they had one of the best top wing rotations. We've seen in the NBA with, with clay, and with Katie, and with Underwood, Allah, they didn't throw many resources into guys behind that. And then when I mean, ended up being two of those guys go down. But basically, the rockets are one of the only teams we've seen that really got to the point where they almost had enough there and that was last year, and then they lost a reason, in by Mugabe and that became a problem for them. Why it's I don't think teams can really throw too many resources at the two through four positions right now, especially when there are. Players who are worth it now. Our can there be a circumstance where a center is so much better than those guys. Absolutely. It can happen all the time in free agency and particularly their their no vote is getting tired by now. Like a really good player. He's better than them better than a lot of the wings that are going to be available. But in terms of value in terms of asset management, something that I thought, David Griffin did a wonderful job of overall during the draft. But the haze pick is really important. And do you wanna talk about Mikhael now? Yeah. I think we he obviously, we can't talk about him. He's someone that we have both liked a lot combo guard about six five pretty decent length, but skinny, you know, probably not. So you can guard the three but has shot it pretty well even from the international line going back to two young age, even I didn't follow his career that closely. Once he got to vodka Jack but seeing him at the hoop. Summit seeing him at the US eighteen tournament of the Americas. I was really impressed by him. Just a steady game cousins with Shakeel just exander. So he to me fits in with the exactly the sort of player that they might need is a guy who, who can make shots smart player. Good character guy. And then as you said, we could talk about this a little bit more. The overall asset play by the pulse at thought was excellent at to change number four and a future, second, and number fifty seven which is a relatively meaningless. And then you get off of twelve million dollars a Solomon hill, this year, they now have opened. Up thirty two point three million dollars in cap space, which is almost enough for seven to nine year. Max would they really be in the mix for some of the best players? Maybe not. But they can still fill out this rotation a pretty well. And they could even get to the full phone nine year max, if they're move on from check the allies restricted free agent of Frank Jackson can Rick Williams, Christian would so that looks really good too. I mean just to get off of Solomon hilas, probably a two second rounders type of proposition admitted that the going rate is generally been a I mean look how much for example the nets had to give up to get off, Allan crap. Now, they also of course, got a joint Princeton that, but to get off of hill, and then to get all of these additional picks as well on some of those got moved around later on a as while the those two Cavs likely second rounders in twenty one in twenty two know those, I don't see the Cavs despite getting garland, which I thought was good. But I don't see the Cavs on-track especially considering how limited their salary cap flexibility is. For while here, you know being really good. I think that'll be likely in the top half of the second round both of those years. So yeah, I mean I thought it was a really solid asset play. I mean probably eight and seventeen in this drought doubt obviously paying moving up. Always costs a premium but eight and seventy in the draft was probably up then you consider also getting off Ville, and you consider getting three quality second rounders, and I still don't think we know exactly what future second rounder they gave up, but it doesn't really matter that much. I thought that was great. And then just. Yup. They'd just taken to Boya or radish or eight. One of a number of players on the wing or just anybody who can project to shoot at three pointer at some really any of the other players who have been available at that number eight I probably would have liked it even more. But I still think it was a pretty good piece of business by them, especially to get off a hill. We'll see what they do with that thirty two point three million dollars in space now. Can I make a small planet at it? We're not going to spend as much time on Gye and RJ. Because we expected. Those picks to go in there isn't as much like controversy or anything there, though. I do like the Joff it in Memphis that depending on what happens with the Knicks off season. That could be a really rough team to wash next year. Just in terms of watch ability. I mean those guys are going to take time. But, like Knox. And bear it and Mitchell Robinson and whatever the hell they figure out at point guard. Like maybe those growing pains will be good for those players on term. You'll will definitely be good for the Knicks draft picks moving for. But I was I after I saw it picked him like, oh, yeah, that's right. The Knicks could be really tough to watch next year. Yeah, we'll see. An maybe they'll end up going the one year route with some of these guys to keep the space open. Whether they do or don't get Katie and. Yeah. RJ is he's gonna play opportunities that will be the case for sure of him in Dennis Smith. Doesn't seem like the greatest fit on earth. But the Knicks a lot more to do still, obviously that Katy achilles was a major problem for. And then Memphis also transacted trae later in the draft. With Oak Ridge. We'll talk about that. Itself. But they did get Brandon Clark six eight jumping, Jack really interesting player because he is excellent defensively the statistical translations, even though he, he's who's a transfer student. So he's pretty all turns twenty three this year, but still really liked it because he put up incredible numbers at Kazakova great shot blocker even with the, the short arms, great mobility. Excellent finisher around the rim and someone who, I think would be a very intriguing fit in their front court assuming they bring back balance Junius, but Clark and Dern Jackson junior together defensively, and then with the mobility that they would have on offense as well. Clark's jumper is probably not ready for prime time as far as the NBA three but Jackson's is so Clark could certainly be a, a small ball, roll man with Jackson spacing out the floor. And then, you know, those two guys developing together could be an incredible defensive tandem. And then you throw Gye in with those guys one rolling one popping should be pretty exciting group in a few years in Memphis. They're gonna be great league pass fodder. And we jumped to another team that is going to be really. Interestingly pass fodder the other end of that pelicans trade, we talked a lot about the value proposition from New Orleans perspective, Atlanta, made a pretty pretty big bet here on Andrei hunter hunter talented player out of UVA in what struck me after the pick and the reporting because that one happened before, basically, once we kind of slotted, the first three picks up thinking about an hour before the draft is that hunters ideal role is, basically, what they wanted Taurean prince to be. But Taurean prince in their opinion. And in my opinion, did not turn out to be the question about one hundred is is he special enough? You mentioned this hunter only worked out for one team. I think the hawks were of the opinion that hunter would not be there for them at eight. Now, could they of maybe tried to move up and obviously they didn't have interested in Darius garner? Kobe white because they have trae young already young. We don't know this for sure. But as good as a rookie year as young had, you're not going to draft or the top Emma Tiki. He played well enough to be foundational type of play. You know, in contrast to concepts in, in Cleveland who did draft garland as we'll get to. I don't think hunter is that special. Now, I think he might be special, at least in terms of the fit for what this team needs in the long-term we've been critical of number teams. Denver. For example, comes to mind as aren't you got all these other good players in Atlanta's case you've got hurt or young and Collins, what do you need around? Those guys know those guys really project, his great defenders so Deandra hunter can play either the three or the four. If you wanna play Collins at four or five defend those positions got a lot of strength and was a forty percent three point shooter. I'm still not quite as big of a believer in his jump shot of just like, oh, this guy's gonna be awesome shooting the ball of. But in theory, if you project what he's supposed to be if it works out. He is about as good of a fit as there would have been with this group. The problem again is, is this guy really special? Is he worth giving up all of this draft capital, which admittedly, you know, they had enough? Three first rounders they had three personas last year. How many young guys can you have? That's a little bit concerned. I think the Celtics ran into that too with some of the traits that they made. But I didn't see de'andre hunter as while this is the guy we gotta go get he just blows you away even as a defender. He's not really a playmaker defensively as we talked about. And again, you know, this is our opinion, Travis, like certainly, has a different opinion. And we, we, we had a pretty good year last year, took through who we thought would be good other years. We have been way way off. So this is not gospel. But presumably, you're listening to the so. Yeah, I think this could work out at hunter. Turns out to be a solid, long-term starter. They probably don't end up regretting this. But, you know, I didn't have hunter as significantly above, you know, say DuBois or I have them above radish, but radishes a different kind of player and they have some offensive creators ethic. They still do need one more guy who can do something off the drill as if you're looking at how this team is gonna project long-term that. Having a guy who can really create his own offense Collins is not really that guy has a post up player. You're putting a lot on trae young herder has some ability there. But, you know, I think of him even as more as a tertiary guy at this point, you know, he's not gonna just get on top of the rim and just destroy you. And you know be a threat that teams are really, really worried about. So I do think as you look at what this team is going to be going forward drafting someone like hundred I'm not sure that there was a ceiling guy there that they could've taken at four. But if you want, say, aren't they're going to take a step forward next year and the other might be drafting ten or twelve or something next year. Depending on what they do at their cap space, this team starts to get where, you know, you're picking in an area where you're filling in around the margins rather than getting stars. And so it would have been nice to me to try to find a player. And again, to me that player wasn't there in this draft were the were selecting that had some big upside, now they did get reddish. So maybe they see him as that guy. But that's that's really interesting of just thinking about again. What is this team going to be? Three four years down the road, you have trae young, who was awesome. You've got a bunch of other guys look like solid players. So how do you go from for the gets, we could talk about the reddish pick as well. If you want to comment on that further. Yeah. So I wanna talk about reddish, but also the overall picture that the hawks are paying painting is also compelling. Because now with the commitment, I mean hunter it looks like he's at least started the future. Maybe a starter of the present. Reddish driving him attend is a little bit different than drafting hundred four it's starting to look like they're seeing Collins, Moore's a five maybe I mean, they could still get a center as we talked about, you know, centers are, are available in a lot of different ways. They even have bird rights on Dwayne deadman who I think helps them, but I'm very interested in what kind of Schlink's theory of the team is. And I think a lot of it is just getting guys that he thinks can play and that they'll piece together, you know, whoever fits there. And I like the idea of reddish for them. He's, you know, he's he's confident in his jump shot, you can do a little bit with balden sands, I from. Who know his high school game better than I do they said that he showed bore of that then than he had the opportunity to do partially because they're just got awful spacing and just the system stuff and everything else. So maybe reddish becomes that guy. You were talking about, but he couldn't get into passing lanes. You know, maybe this isn't the same hawks group. But maybe just development can they can kind of encourage him to go in that direction. I've liked generally speaking of really liked the way Pearce's coaching job, and so getting players who show those flashes. Maybe you're making a bet on your development program to say we can turn those flashes into more consistent play. And I'm I'm intrigued by reg. I'm every, I guess this is kind of getting a little bit further afield, because it's the one that big takeaways from the night, but I, I had these not crisis, but I had I real challenge separating out hunter, and Debbie and Nasiri little and Cam reddish. And not only were, they drafted really far apart. But other than hunter, all of them felt leader than I expected it was, I was right around. On that, that area. But yeah, that was interesting. The hawks caps situation now after taking on a that twelve twenty million for Solomon hill. They've got fourteen point four million to work with remember that they started the offseason with forty one million. They took on Alan crab in his eighteen point five million. And now with hill, they, and then if they keep Dwayne deadman, it's been suggested by Shams that maybe you could come back on a one or two year, relatively bigger money deal. His capital nine point three million. So they're basically I if they do bring back debit ethic, they if they want to get a little more competitive this year. They definitely need more at center, you know, there's they've got Amari Spelman. They've got the you mentioned the idea of playing Collins at center, and they have Alex Len still because they gave him a two year contract. Yeah, that's true. I mean, I don't know if he's again, if you ever wanna hope to stop anybody. You know, they might want to get a little more defense at this position. And maybe deadman coming back could be helpful the Cavs. Leers at five I applaud them because they unlike Atlanta or New Orleans, they are much earlier on in there rebuild. They basically got one in theory keeper in concepts in who you know, had for four months, maybe one of the worst rookie years that we've ever seen, and then improbably turned that around actually pretty effective the last couple of months and started shooting it really well from three got rid of a lot of those long twos still was atrocious defensively on what may have been the worst defensive team of all time. But it's someone who you would say. All right, he's got some promise. Are you gonna save for sure? This guy is our starting point guard a future. It seemed like especially with the whole is guys. I team all rookie big publicity push from the Cavs. The fact that he was the apple of Dan Gilbert's I and was drafted with that prize Brooklyn PEC that they might be reluctant to draft the best player available and they did not do that. I thought they did a good job of just taking the guy that they thought was good, dearest, garland, hilariously, Colin sex was actually on live. When that pick was announced on Yahoos draft special with Chris Hanes and company. And I thought he he'll it pretty well in the point of, hey, Joe Dame, Lillard and CJ McCollum can play together, we can play together CJ has a little bit more size than either of those guys, but not a ton. And, you know, CJ's made himself into a decent effort guy on defense, which, you know, garland, sex in or not known for yet. But they do need more shooting the party line to is that or, and more creation, the party line from the Cavs that John line is normally played with two ball handlers. So whether these two guys could play together or not, I'm just not as concerned about your just because Sexton to me is not a sure thing. Yet is a foundational piece where the end garland to me, was by far the best player available deal guy hadn't it to your wife was Kobe white and dot garland. As is a little bit better than him. So that was I thought that that was a good move for a team of where they are in the cycle right now. Agreed. Yeah. I think I was I had the. Garlan white margin a little larger new ended up with the same tier distinction. But Garlan his ability to create off, the drip, shoot off the dribble and create I think is really valuable and remember that the best case scenario here for the Cavs is that both of these guys are good enough. And then, even if they don't fit together, you can trade, one of you'll it's, it's a good problem to have if they both work out. And if one of them doesn't work out, you have to have a fallback because not having capable point guard play kin sink teams and the Cavs still have a ton of work to do so why not take another bite at this apple? I don't know how good the point guard class is going to be next year. I mean, the Cavs probably gonna have another good pick. But if he's the best of able and any absolutely was take it, and it seems like at least Sexton, and considering they couldn't have known that far ahead of time me Hugh, did a really good job of staying on on. I was very impressed with Sexton, you know, doing not a not guess I imagine a lot of guys that, that's a that could be a pretty big hit. But the point that they're going to play together does does make some sense. One other thing I Cleveland part of why they can play together is garlic can shoot and Sexton is starting to look like he can shoot so where you really run into trouble with these two point guard things as when one of them, just like can't shoot at all. Or neither of them can shoot. You know, those, those kind of the, the Johnny Flynn, Ricky Rubio problem of those guys that never really played played together, and that's why Damon CJ together on offense like an offense. There's no reason this should work, you need to guys who can create on the perimeter and you're gonna call one guy, the point guard and one guy that shooting guard, yet that's relatively unimportant because the as long as they're not gonna take away from each other's games on the often spend which I don't think they necessarily will as social, you know, we'll see how real sucks in shooting ends up being odd jury the era ju on a move on. Do you wanna talk about the rest of Cleveland's night or do you want to save that? Yeah. I think we can they according to Tim Bontemps, I mean, at least we'll talk about it in the first round because our second Ron, you know, we'll probably just hit until the highlights for us. They acquired the number thirty pick which had. An arduous journey that into their hands via Detroit originally from Milwaukee, the Cavs sent four second round picks and cash to get this number thirty pick and that cash was five million dollars, which I think, is easily the highest amount that's ever been paid for draft. It's just about the most that's allowed now. I think limit for, whether it's this year next year, it's like five point two five point four you know, depending on what you're talking about. Yeah. The Cavs had that money to spend so why not spend it, but we don't know exactly what four second rounders are in the future. But Cleveland really wanted Kevin porter jR the Puerto junior, very left handed guy. But great ice. Oh guy. I saw him in person at the hoop summit last year when he was on the Portland generals that was brought into town as a Seattle guy didn't make hoops summit team, but just to, to play against those guys, he actually lit those guys up for you. Got it definitely looked like a very quality isos score, but had maturity issues at UCLA injuries. Suspensions USC I have to crow. Oh, yes. Yes. Thank you. Sorry. Sorry. I wholeheartedly apologized Thursday large difference between a USC and UCLA as Mark Stevens could tell you, but I think porter falls into this idea. Koby Altman look at the types of players that he is acquired since becoming GM, as Thomas Jordan Clarkson, Rodney hood, Colin Sexton, Darius Garlan now. Kevin porter he likes his isos scores. Doesn't he? It certainly appears that way. And I don't know enough about Dylan win were so don't win were he was the guy that they picked at twenty five before they traded up to get Kevin porter. When we went to Belmont, go Bruins and put up twenty one this past year. Sixty eight percent shooting forty three percent from three each of the last two years. So that'll be interesting. He's a guy that I'm excited to see some really just because I don't I don't really have a calibration for him yet. I think I watched a little bit of Belmont this year but not very much. So Cleveland, though, the what are the most striking thing is about that. You talked about the likes the isos scores. They were BB the worst defensive team of all time last year. They did not add defensive chops to this team at least at least as far as I know these players reputations. Wind ler smooth lefty can shoot the NBA three even off a step back was a big score. But tough competitor got a lot of rebounds, admittedly, a at a lower level. So they did need some guys who are just like pure shooters on this team. But, you know, he's really. More of a to I wouldn't say he projects it as a three porter also projects. The two you're also gonna play Sexton and garland together you still got Jordan Clarkson on the team as well. You still got Brandon Knight other teams will Jared Smith films. But he won't be won't be very long. It will be next year. They also have Matthew Delvin Tova still. So they, they are very back court, heavy at the moment, and certainly you would expect that, that will change in, of course. Many of those guys won't be laundered onto the scene. But the expectation of be that the four young guys, I mentioned will be in. There's now again, it's not like all these guys are gonna work out perfectly and just getting someone who can play in that lower range of the drought, twenty six and thirty is something but yeah, you do wonder about the fit and still, you know, there's just a total lack of defense. Total lack of length and athleticism on the team going forward. But again, this is with all the salary, they had committed when LeBron James departed, and the way they've tried to acquire assets since then it's been the got. Long way to go. So th they'll be interesting to see porter. It's gonna be a guy who could be a really fun player, but has some issues with defense shot at like under fifty percents from the foul line somehow and didn't get to the foul in that much. But he'll realize that a guy can get up for some dunks. Yeah. So, so those Cleveland's night now, we can turn to this Minnesota Phoenix. Trader what did that end up being, including the players who were picked, this is pretty fascinating. So Minnesota moved up from eleven to six and what they included to move up is Dario shark so charge. Looked like he was going to be the starting power forward for Minnesota. Instead, he will presumably be the starting power forward in Phoenix, though, there for rotation is pretty interesting right now. They'll they also send somebody out, which we'll talk about you enough. And then so if you want to add in the picks that was Cam Johnson and an charge for Culver. Yeah. So what do you think just overall of the price, that's just? In a vacuum here moving up from eleven to six and using Dario shark as the price to do that Canada's hard to separate this from the players that were involved. I think so. From the sun's perspective, I think this is a little harder to justify because shortages about to be properly paid he has one more year on rookie scale contract, and yeah, it's possible restricted free agency, hurts NBA generally guys in charges tear end up getting properly paid unless they get completely hosed by the market. And he's a fine player. I've liked charge for a while. I thought that he was kind of an undervalued part of the Jimmy Butler trade at the time. But I think he's been like one of the more overrated players since you know that whatever it was almost rookie year. Yeah. Yeah. And, and so was charge. I think that's I think that's a fair point. And you know he wasn't what made the Sixers exceed expectations in the time that he was on the team. But for I thought that there, you know, at the margin between the options that were available at six in the options that were available at eleven was significant. And so. So it didn't value when I looked at capeeze pick value chart like it didn't seem like it, technically values sharps that much remember the whole point of that chart, is that it's, it's like a based on production and I thought that there was a line of demarcation in what I thought was going to be this draft. And so, you know, for Minnesota's purposes, what I thought they were going to be going into. Here was Jeff Teague is on is going to be an expiring contract Titus. Jones. I like it seems like I like him more than Minnesota Derrick rose is a free agent as well. That, okay. You have the opportunity to get your point guard feature didn't cost you that many resources and that isn't quite what they did. Yeah. The Kobe white was available. I think we, we thought that that was going to be the direction that they would go and get out in transition, run run some pick and rolls with Karl Anthony towns that don't have a point guard in the pipeline, they need more shooting on this team. I think is one of the big things that they're struggling with it at the moment, Culver was something that neither of us were particularly high on just didn't see other than his passing just didn't really see the prima. Mhm skill for him. Not a believer in his shooting from the NBA line anytime soon, if ever average at best free throw shooter, not really a premium athlete, and really has more the speed of a three in a two's body. Now they needed something to do. They still have a Joshua Kogi as well. But he he's more of a defensive specialist at this point, and we'll see how he develops now Culver if he works out the idea would be he can handle the ball a lot. He worked a lot on the ball. They do need more passing on the team. That's another strength of one Andrew Wiggins. And perhaps, this is a little bit of an indictment of what Gerson Rosa's thinks of Wiggins that they traded up to get Culver. And in theory, they have their to in their three already on the roster in Wiggins and coming to. And maybe he's not a huge Covington guy either will begin for the rockets were Covington started his career that they waived him due to lack, roster spots, and he ended up in Philly, and then, you know, it was it was a great success story after that, so maybe this could indicate that they might be trying to move Wiggins. Or they also just need some backup wings, while so he can fit in there. But you don't spend the number six on a player that U N trade up to get six player that you project a come off the bench at at some point in time. So I don't really care for giving someone up in terms of shots to move up to six. I think the as it turned out there would have been guys there at eleven. You'll do we I think is better than Culver again meal. Take take this with, with a grain of salt. We're nobody's abets entre percent on this up. But I think Tim boy, I liked much better in the modern MBA also could play some four for them. They now with the departure of charts, have absolutely nothing at the four under contract, unless you're gonna play the non rebounding, Andrew Wiggins. There may be Taj. Gibson could come back. Well, they get you. They get you try Covington there again. I mean, I think he's a little too thin. Yeah. You might try and play some lineups. There's certainly coming out of Houston, a Rosas as will value putting three point shooting around these guys. But Iran Karl Anthony towns in particular point guard is another weakness right now for the wolves they have Jeff Teague under contract. But as far as this, the long-term team for me, I think it be sorry can bring up, but can appoint their why was bothered by Minnesota beyond the fact that I had Kobe light, a full tier above Culver is they given what Minnesota wants to do is team moving forward. It's going to be really hard for them to solve this point guard problem. This is sort of, like when we talked about Orlando a few years ago, and they just like weren't drafting point guards and then they like just has been in the in the same problem. And so, like Minnesota would say they want they want to be at the bare minimum in the late lottery next year. And I think they could clear. I haven't worked out there twenty twenty bucks too much yet. But it's going to be hard for them to add that guy was the rumor that they were interested in the ngelo Russell, and sherve. They could be interested in the ngelo Russell. But unless they move like Wiggins, it's going to be really hard to make that happen. So I think at a certain point, maybe even if you think culverts better, just as a resource management thing if you say we have to have a point guard, that's an important part of the future. And if we don't get it now than when are we going to do that? And so that's another another way that Minnesota might kind of ru this decision. And now we always sale wings are so important, like the they're so scarce, but I'm talking about wings can hit a three pointer and I just don't think that Jerry Cole is wings that are more versatile defensively than I think, Culver is going to be covert. I mean he's more of a to like, when we're talking about wings, we're talking about more like the three four type of guys. 'cause there while the two position is scarce. It's also not as valuable. Yeah. I mean, I think you can guard up a little, but I think he's tough. He's a good kid. Good competitor. But I agree. You know, is he going to guard, some of the, the real, you know, your co is your Paul George's? I think he is under size for that I've role and then when you say is shooting is a question Mark, then you run into and also his on ball really creation putting pressure on the rim as an average athlete, you start to wonder, like how good the fit is going to be within. So it's part of the whole point of having these wings is that they can fit in everywhere. They're not gonna take anything off the table for the guys around them. And you I think it's gonna be a long time before Culver is there, if he ever gets there bulls had to be ecstatic. I think that Kobe white fell to them. He is a very good fit to me with their other players because he can shoot the ball at the point guard position. And he'll white is not I don't think he's necessarily gonna ever be spectacular pick and roll player finisher at the rim passer. But that's not the end of the world, especially when you have, you know, not the Dakhla bean as the greatest player ever. But when you have the ability to, you know, at the end of game sec Levin as their as they sit right now he's probably gonna have the ball in his hands. A lot of the time. And so they've seen firsthand what it's like when you have a point guard who can't shoot in Chris done. Next to that. So, and while white isn't maybe the most traditional point guard as far as creator for others to, to skills that he does have, which is pushing it really hard and transition, which, you know, not allowed point guards, do that he's really fast and transition and then being able to shoot a specially as an off bog, either. If you really go through the list of point guards leak, the list guys who could do those things is not really that long. And white is six five. He's got the short arm. So you know, I I still as we talked about in the scout of him. It's going to be more of a one position defender thing for him. And you do wonder overall about the bulls deepens, but adding white, you know, his maybe a the best or second best shooting point guard in the draft. And you know, projects to someday perhaps be one of the better shooting point guards in the NBA now I think your offense in Chicago is starting to look pretty good. You're gonna have a lot of space for Levin to work. You did better, getting to the basket Lowry marketed more space for him to attack. Miss batches, hopefully, Wendel Carter can evolve his three pointer this year end. So you should just have. A lot of space around the room to attack. The thing that is a question Mark for me is, is Jim Boylan going to adjust his philosophy of trying to post up and not running that much playing really slow pace. Because whites strength obviously is pushing the ball being can get out in transition. They've got shooting to get trill threes now. So hopefully boiling will be open to attacking a lot more in transition this season. Now, if you want to talk about how the hell this team is ever going to defend with this court. Yeah. That's a good question. I mean, Wendel Carter is who's going to turn into a monsters is really probably your only option there. I also think that some of the roster will turn around this is the other kind of for me and granted, I'm not gar packs for many reasons, but there, I see some parallels here with Kobe white and Levin as I do with garland, and Sexton, where, yes, they paid a lot of money Zach LeVine. But if for whatever reason white is good Levin is good. And they don't fit together then you make another move. And so it's, it's good to get an option at point guard. They. I really liked Kobe white as, as an option there. And yet, it's I have questions because Jim Boylan the bulls played at the eighth slowest pace in the NBA, once he took over and with Kobe white, if that's where he drives his value. So you have to real to push their and apologies. If you've mentioned this, I didn't hear it, but co for me, one of my big concerns about Kobe white at this stage in his game is that he's a far better to me off ball, catch and shoot guy then on ball shooter and plane was Levin that might actually work reasonably well in the early stages. And then as you works, and gets better and improves his game, then you can, then he can grow into something a little bit different. So I think this could work out, reasonably well for them and you know, talent Wednesday eventually, so if and I sincerely hope that Boylan Ken adjust his philosophy to the talent he has because if he can't then the bulls are going to be short change your wall. If you wanna get places a lot faster than the bulls got the ball of the court last year. Boosted can get you to where you need to be faster. Vehicle grade electric skateboards, and scooters are the modern solution to your championship championship woes. Well, I try to transition from the bulls. 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Pretty athletic has worked on his jump shot. Quite a bit was able to actually get to some mid range isolation. Pull up type of place the jumper. Looks a lot better from two than from three though. He kinda shoots it on the way down. It doesn't really get a ton of arc on, it's really just a jumper. That's. More tailor made for either the college line or just pull up. Two point jump shooting post up phase up jump shooting heads a lot of tools defensively, but not amazing health in things that he when he's really locked any can slide his feet and stay in front of guys while, but as far as executing greed in reacting that he's a, a work in progress. He came pretty late to the game. You know, was always really athletic. But Ed didn't play hardly at all two years ago Gonzaga and developed into being an excellent player on O's very good Gonzaga team. But I don't know if I'm a believer that his three point shot from NBA range is going to come around his ice. Oh, game could be a little bit of a weapon. But, you know, I'm not sure he's going to end up having enough. Feel to really just be a natural score and defensively, definitely has the tools, but there's some big question marks to me somewhat. Profiling is somewhat similar player, perhaps, in theory in terms of size as Boya and hunter. But to me, not quite. On the level of those guys in terms of his defensive tools or his outside shooting. So I, I wasn't as on board with this is a little bit older as well, not someone that I studied incredibly closely, but I do wonder little bit about the in particular, just because I have questions at the jump shot may need to be reworked to be affected from MBA three I don't have much adamant Shamir. I haven't watched him yet. I'm all keep an eye on him. Of course in summer league, but we already talked about reddish. We can move to another older drafty, the oldest, I believe, in this class Cam Johnson. Remember that the this sons moved down from six to eleven picking up Sharon in that deal, and they drafted. Cam Johnson Johnson, who is eight months older than Devon Booker, now that is not destiny. Of course. They're good players. They drafted that are older all the time, Taj. Gibson is one of them there. There have been many over the years. But Johnson, I think he reflects a few of my concerns about the Suns for an office, not. Player who was mocked in this area. And also just this idea of like oh, we have a connection to this player. There's the story that was told during the broadcast about how Jeff Bauer when he was coaching at Marras had Kim Johnson on at a recruiting visit, but he spurned them when he got an offer from Pitt. And then now Bauer part one of the parts of the triumph of the sons for an office drafts him seemingly way higher than most. Other people had him on their boards, who's the big suppressive, Kuby way at a viral moment, with who's giving his presser and was told that Cam Johnson got drafted number eleven and he, like, he couldn't believe it, it was shot, and he's like, oh, yeah. You not really before him. And I'm sure it was quite genuine in that. But you could tell even he didn't expect a his teammates to to go that high. Obviously, these guys will read the muck drops and soften. He'll Cam Johnson was probably being talked about at a minimum ten picks later than this. I do think Johnson has a wonderful stroke and six ninety he gets it off quickly really. Pure, one of the best shooters in the draft. He's got relatively high release point. And so I think that part of it is good doesn't add, a ton interview, other skills, you mentioned how old he is a as well. So, you know, in Phoenix had picks ended up getting back into the draft later in the deal with Boston, which will talk about a second at twenty four they picked up tied Jerome, but, you know, maybe Johnson, my view been available at that point in time. And so a couple of things come to mind, your, we'll talk about actually will talk about the rest of the night for, so they also traded the pick that Milwaukee, owes them next year in the Eric Bledsoe from the Eric Bledsoe trade that is one through seven protected to Boston to get number twenty four this year. I think that's a considering that you pay a premium little bit for picks this year. I think that's a pretty good piece of business for them. If you just look at that exchange because the bucks, put the honest on the Tino's over piece that trade, I've to that I'm getting door. Okay. So those are pretty good piece business reported that taking on the five. Four million dollar salary of Aaron Baynes from Boston to help them open up more cap. Space was also a part of this deal. And that's an interesting one. A one year five point four million dollar deal for Baynes. He's been pretty effective in Boston. The last couple of years. But it is older struggled with the all those ankle issues last year. It seems like he was treated as negative salary in this deal. But I also think that Baynes actually really help them as a backup center. Now, they don't necessarily have to overpay Rashawn homes, if you know he gets better offers elsewhere. He's unrestricted, but he has a minimum capital, and, but interesting thing about taking on Baynes was it looked like all? Well, when Phoenix made the move for TJ Warren, which will also talk about it in the second that they had opened up max and then they take back Baynes, and they take on salary in the forma of sharks out that much more because the eleventh pickets paid less than the six pack but we'll take on two point two million and tiger. Oh, yeah. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. Another another pick for this year, that would have. In an obligation for next year. So there were looking at over twenty seven million in space, which would have been enough for a max for a guy with zero six years of experience, diangelo, Russel, perhaps, the Malcolm brogden, wouldn't have been worth Amax Terry. Rozier, wouldn't have been worth Amax either. But the other speculation OSHA they're going to get the ngelo Russell. He's like a good friend Devon Booker analogous, that's quelled because the most they could have really a would be twenty million in space now. And that's they move on from the nine point six million dollar capital of Kelly Oubre, who who's a restricted free agent this year, presumably will offer him a qualifying offer at, but they can pull that if they make another restricted free agent offer for someone else we talked about how the sons are one of those teams that makes the most sense going after restricted free agents but I thought the valuations originating both with bands, and then also with TJ warranted in this deal with the Pacers of if you wanna talk about that sure serves the teaching Warren deal, it was the sons trading, Warren and thirty two. To the Pacers for cash so -ffective -ly. This is a version of the Nate test because it's is the player on that contract positive value. The sun's treated worn with three years and thirty five million as unambiguously negative because they, they used a pretty damn good second round pick to as a sweetener to send him to the Pacers. My feeling on this is that Warren is a negative value contract, but a slight negative. So I would say this is for me. It's an overpay for the Suns now. It could be an overpaid that is justified by context like that was something. Somebody asked me like my gonna make fun of sons ownership for this deal when it said is, let's see where they go with their cap space, because it's very possible that they can do better, that with this twelve million in cap space as an additive because twenty five you can do a lot more with twenty-five than you can with thirteen. So I am willing to give them a little bit of the benefit of the doubt. They did cut into that by some of the other some of the other moves that James Jones made, but it's fascinating because it it it moves a player. Out of the rotation end. It's fascinating from Indiana's perspective, because this isn't a circumstance of a team that had limited spending power, just taking a guy because why the hell not Indiana was a cap space team to is is a. Yeah. The Indiana thought, hey, we can this is we can do better for many. Now they got that number thirty to pick as well. They send some cash back the other way. Right. Yes. We don't know how much hourly staff, but Indiana saying, well, this guy is probably better than we can do with our cap space and vedic saying how we could do better with our cats based in this guy. So it's an interesting challenge, trait, obviously Sweden a little bit for Indiana by getting that number thirty to pick but overall here where does this leave Phoenix. So they're still Tyler Johnson at the one for next year. Jerome a player that Mike Schmitz was really high on. He kind of reminds me a little bit of a European prospect, that I liked years ago now, actually is coming into his own a plane more in Europe is silly amici's six four six five guide, not incredibly Atlantic, but can really shoot and really pass. And, you know, smart player competitive, not a great defender. That's quite a common theme. Now, it in v necks. And so that's. Really my question here is, are you just got Dario? Charlotte's, he's presumably, going to start at the four, you know, who else did. I it's either him or Josh Jackson is you're starting four. So it's probably him. You know they're looking at Mikhail. Bridges. Is they're starting three Booker de'andre eaten is their starting center of Baynes backing him up, maybe homes. It is involved there. And then at point guard he got Tyler Johnson and drove them. And then, you know, whoever you signed in free agency presumably, that's gonna be a point guard also how the hell are they ever and not I'm not even talking about this year because they're you know, they were really bad last year. You can't talk about it like what happens is your isn't as big of a concern. But just looking at this team long-term like where the hell is the defense coming from on the team in Mikhail? Bridges is your best defender. And he's more of kind of adequate guy, little skinny, you know holds up. Okay. Then, like, you know some guy who's gonna anchor your defense. They're gonna have to hope for us a massive improvement. Undermine Williams, who himself does not have an unbelievable defensive track record as Cote bridges as the best option scary, but not the second best defender in that starting five is also scary, because that's probably charge. And that's. It's not. That's not necessarily strong. Remember, he's gonna be appending restricted free agent dealing with all that, and yeah, it looks like the sun's will probably get another solid pick next year. But it's a young guy that maybe they could trade that for veteran or something like that in depending on which point guard. They get I wouldn't say necessarily the defense first of all there aren't that many game changing quicker. It's but second of all, like, it's probably it's hard to it doesn't seem like, unless maybe it's Rosiere that they're going to get somebody of that build. But my other big takeaway from the sun's night. Is this is a stark transition from Ryan mcdonagh to James Jones, because a lot of the pieces that, that James Jones added in on Thursday are basically floating right over players that mcdonagh drafted. Remember, mcdonagh got fired right before the season last year. So these, these aren't like old timey acquisitions. So, for example, tiger Rome and then they signed Jalen Lek to eight hundred luck. What is it like way to eight? Actually, that's what I've only ever seen imprint I was just for me. It looks French. I'm gonna say it. French. And yeah. Same thing with door. But it's but Stewart who is. I, I know. But so the, the our listeners. Yes, that's true. Yeah, that's true unless they listened to Sam visine arguing about it for a couple of minutes on real Jim radio few months ago. But so here's what I'm getting up with that. So the those two players tied Jerome and, and I'm going to say it like they drafted Elliott Kobo and gave him a four year contract, not fully guaranteed last year. They traded for Dante Melton who while not really a point guard is a Isabel handwork. So are those guys just like out of it? Now they traded James Jones, traded TJ Warren now looks like Josh Jackson is on the outs already declined the option and on bender and Chris traded both those guys, but adding in Cam Johnson, so like, basically, it seems like they've kind of overhauled certain elements of the rotation from like last year. By the way, it's liq-. I like I like that. I'm good with that. Mchugh. The, the q-, it's a combination is, it's the French version of q from Star Trek the next generation. Which, yeah that's on my second started TNG reference here in a week. It's fantastic. Yeah. So I don't really have much more on Phoenix here, Indiana. We, we talked about a little bit. They also at number eighteen picked a gogo Batat Batat Zeh out of Georgia, there's been increasing noise out of there that Jay Michael's been talking about that, especially with the war and acquisition. Thaddeus young, is less likely to be back. It's not been ruled out, but he's actually a priorities coming Richardson, said that boy and Bogdanovich still will be a priority. The Pacers now with book down of inches capital, a sit at twenty one point two million dollars. It was a priority for them to get more scoring and Warren does provide that we'll see whether his forty percent three point shooting from last year holds up because he certainly was nowhere near that. And just worked out in Raleigh somewhere in North Carolina metros rally with the trainer and just like got really good at shoot. Threes, all of a sudden, and then, of course, had to be shut down with that ankle bone bruise. So we'll see how much that three pointer carries over. But he's also just provide some points for this team sewn who can do something off the dribble off of closeouts. They felt like they needed to just get more scoring. Also, very sobering news out of Indiana that vigil, a depot is not expected back until like a couple months into the year Pritchard said that he hopes that all be back then. So if that's the same entry that Tony Parker head Tony Parker. Moore got hurt in the playoffs and he was back. I want to say maybe like December or something. But that, you know, he had in the plows, eating get hurt in January. Amorgos goes way older. And while the Pacers did have that hot stretch right after the depot went down. We saw that they just they didn't have enough for offensively, and they just became became a flatter team. And especially given the preliminary stuff. I mean, they're rumors that they're going after Ricky Rubio. Now do I think Ricky Rubio especially considering the weakness? They have the two now can can carry them offensively for a couple of months like this is getting to be a. You know the could be a weird year for the Pacers. It was something that we feared when a depot went down, but I even I didn't expect the time wanted to be what it's been. Oh, did you have a comment on that? The other thing I was going to add to is the Pacers still the big needs a point guard that you expect Aaron holiday to step into a role next year. But relying at him as the starter may not be a good idea. But they've been linked to Ricky Rubio now, who is not going to be back. Obviously in Utah. In fact, cannot be back with the Mike Conley trade up to move on from his capital. So that's been a link as well. And they will have that twenty one million or so in space to go after Rubio, and hopefully for them, they won't have to pay him, twenty million dollars. And they can get a little bit more than that will either important thing we need talk about the Pacers is, and this has been, it was said by Pritchard after after they selected batons is, here's the quote the way we look at it. Democratise bonus is going to play a lot of four meeting power forward. And that does not make me happy. Yeah. That'd be interesting. He's just he's going to have to get a lot better as a shooter. That's the role that he played to absolute zero a claim as a rookie in. Okay. See. And now he has mild Cernan, there to who can space out a little bit more Turner was gonna have to become more focused on the three point shot. If so bonus is gonna play the four and then a baton baton say, excellent shot blocker played a few games for one of the teams in the basement of the early actually acquitted himself quite well from a statistical sampling. But, you know, again the another center, he's got some shooting ability outside the concerns, there are about his mobility defensively in the pick and roll. So, you know, maybe you can come in and give them some back of minutes. He's pretty young. He's nineteen so you never want to count nineteen year old to contribute in any fashion at all their Oguz. We should go back to Charlotte. Now is the also the Pacers. I don't have anything else on the Pacers. The next few picks our players that we didn't spend as much time on. So at least my personal preference would be to get temporary through a little bit PJ Washington. Yeah. I talk about him. I mean he's I'd say that. May be kind of like a marquee Morris type of but maybe a little bit bigger than a little higher standing. Read some hope that he could play some center, improved his shooting a two over forty percent from three this year. But pretty limited attempts to you always wonder about that. He goes to Charlotte at twelve just not really an inspiring. There's one of the trends that I noticed is there didn't seem to be that many guys drafted high. Who you're like okay like what is this guy's fit in the modern MBA Batat they may be falls into that category, as well. But it Washington while he has improved his body, a lot and improved his outside shooting. He is kinda you know, you're undersized center traditional power for kind of size guy where you wonder really how he fits in that, while you'd I really I thought miles bridges was a great pick for them, as far as just a modern be fit Washington less. So Tyler Herro who he saw or at least I did at last year's hoops summit at thirteen to Miami will not your typical Miami, pick, usually you think of Miami as drafting. You know, someone who is really physical, an intense Herro does play hard defensively, and his brand is one of the best shooters in the draft, I do these going to have to do a little bit of work to rework shot and really expand out to three but he likes to shoot coming off a screen and negative wingspan at six four six five but a does play hard defensively. Obviously, he gets the JJ Rettig comparisons. But a gingy Rettig is, you know, one of the best of that type of player type with that those type of measurable 's ever, so that's a lot to ask for him to become that type of player, but Miami, does need, you know, some real knockdown shooter types, and, you know, again, when you're basically any range, but particularly this one, if you is the guy can play you draft him, whether you have guys that position or not it'll be interesting to see just kind of like what, what exactly the niches and I had gotten really excited about second dumbly going there, just the idea of getting him in their system. And I mean, great not that Miami necessarily needs more forwards, but just getting another high ceiling guy that would been really fun for them. But. Alas Boston with the pick that Sacramento sent them or actually initially sent to Philly and then went to Boston in the market. Bolts Jason Tatum trade they took Romeo Lankford out of Indiana shuttling twenty seven percent from three which was a problem? Many blamed a thumb injury on his right hand for drilling shooting shrunk driver shows, some moments of defensive intensity, the shooting, you wanna have kind of like a long wind up, but who can create some shots in isolation. It not a guy who really fits in amazingly there. But again at this point in the draft, you're, you're just thinking of getting someone who can play. And you know he was another one of these guys logged little who was ranked a lot higher coming in and had somewhat of a disappointing freshman season. How much of that is the thumb how much of it is just, you know, he's not really that good. Who knows? But, you know, has some Brahma cheers to work with as a natural scoring instincts ball, handling that are, and then our guy, Asti Boya at fifteen to Detroit. I'm really happy about this. For a few different reasons. The biggest one being that, well the day before the draft the pistons use the basically used some of their financial flexibility by trading. John, you're for Tony Snell in the thirtieth pixel, of course, they got that draft asset as well snow. You know, he's, he's on the small side. If you if you're looking for a defensive wing, second is the right size for the type of the type of player that I thought Detroit needed to have for perimeter viability. Let's call it and you're more confident his jump shot than I am. But I think they just needed somebody in that, you know, six six eight range strong enough who could who could eventually kind of be that defensive force. And it's possible that, you know, he he's since he's so young and has been playing the in the in, in France for a couple of years is youngest guy in this draft that he's not on the same timeline as Blake Griffin. But every team needs players like that. And he's really the only guy now like him on the pistons at his size. And I think that's great. For them to have given you'll probably spend some time in Grand Rapids, next to elect, not the removing their team closer but the G league team. But yeah, I mean, this is a good job of the pistons being like, oh, we gotta chase the next year by getting who can contribute right away like that ever works. So even though we say it all the time it since this is the draft we should mention that basically like zero rookies contribute, positively to successful. It's exceedingly rare last year was really an aberration guard to some degree. You know, with guys like Landry Shamet for example, Chuo khaki torn ACL, but a favorite of the statistical translations a combo forward type of trending more towards a four really out of Auburn good, but not great athlete has some shooting ability from the college three. Is he gonna become an awesome NBA three point shooter? You know, I'm not sure about that, but displayed some rain there. He's gonna spend a tortoise shell in the tournament. I think so he he'll me. Might even miss all of this year. But that's fine. And is another athleticism. Another Kabo forward on Orlando, but they at least have guys at his position. So it's not like they'll be like, oh, really need this guy to come back and contribute this year? So I, I mean I again, I applaud, especially for young guys coming off in EC L tear up until you're twenty two twenty three seems like those guys really seem to recover. Well, the older you get the more of a drop off, just anecdote. Elliott seems like they have. So don't mind that pick it all needs. At least a guy, you can fit in the NBA has some switch ability of, and then nickel and Alexander Walker. We talked about him. Batons eight at eighteen we talked about him, Lucas summit which to San Antonio at nineteen. A played for Olympia. The Yana I think, is how you pronounce the name of that city last year nineteen year old kind of a four, but has the ability to put it on the deck can shoot doesn't necessarily have like the one outstanding skill as capable shooter kinda capable. Passer capable of putting the ball on the floor. Can move his feet defensively. But there's not one thing you look at it like oh yeah. That's what this guy is also. But, you know, certainly someone who can get into that. Spurs pipeline has a Fairmont natural talent at his age. So, you know, a very Spurs, e pick you would say, yes, it certainly feels that way. And in in kind of line with some of the modern Spurs also guide that you wonder about his his ideal defensive role. You know, they have certainly have some capable defensive players to John, Mary being mind them, but it is interesting from the big spots. They haven't put as much of a commitment into that and very different defensive choice right after that. So I hope for Philadelphia sake that that trading up with Boston for a watt university of Washington player. Works out better, this time than it did the last time because they move up from twenty four to twenty two draft Washington defensive ace Matisse Stibal, who's his like steals and blocked. Rates are just absolutely off the charts. And you know, his his shooting I. I need he's a guy. I need to watch more, but it it's to be very interesting to see like where his game goes offense because presumably Philly is bringing him in defensively. And so- thigh-bones going to presumably be part of the rotation. They definitively moved up for him. And it's a it's a pretty big swing for the for the Sixers them. It's not like they gave up a time to was twenty four and thirty three but still to move to give up thirty three to move up these four pixes significant. Yeah. The talk that Boston had kinda zeroed in on what Philly was going to do and a tie bull, actually mentioned the president. Right. I think so. We'll find out soon enough yet is thankful. So he acknowledged that the reason he didn't work out for any teams was because Phillies showed interest early, and we'd just trust them to decided that we were gonna put our faith in them and kind of shut things down. So there are some questions about double his jump shot looks like it could be okay. But very limited as far as the tacking off the bounce not. And even the okay jump shot, his kind of one of these seems like okay as he went through his college career he started to shoot him when he was wide open. You know one of the lower scoring prospects that you'll see drafted. And then also, you know, the steel unblocked embers in particular, the seal numbers were amazing. They play that Syracuse two three zone. There at Washington under my copquin. We've seen some guys steal numbers. Get elevated there in contrast to what the reputation is for the pack line defense. So we'll see whether he really is going to be this defensive difference maker his a little thin. So the idea that he's just gonna lock guys down. You know who who really have size at the small forward position, especially early on probably not gonna happen. But as a playmaker, certainly has a lot of potential. We talked about Brandon Clark already. But what was the deal between Memphis? And okay. See, I believe it was a future second round pick like twenty twenty four. So pretty far out Memphis second rounder in order to move up from twenty three to twenty one. Yet, it's Memphis twenty twenty four second. Rounder. Okay. See took new balance intern Darius Bazeley Bazeley kids, committed to Syracuse than decommitted was going to play in the league head some struggles in camps over the summer, and then just decided to work at new balance as improved his body this'll shock you but his shooting is a little bit of a question, Mark, although he does he, I think he is a smooth player left to you, more of a power for, but pretty thin, not a ridiculous athlete, but a solid one and has a good field for finishing around the rim. Has some defense of potential has some shooting potential as lefty. So he's not the type of just total non shooter that they've drafted there before, but it still is a, a question, Mark. But definitely a pretty raw guy simplicity went this route two years ago as far as a player didn't play in college boys and American with Terence Ferguson. So that doesn't seem to be a huge deterrent for him. And a joke was made to me, binding -secutive that look out for dairies Bazeley to only get eighty percent of the rookie scale so Casey can save some money but I will say this, it was joking. Side. The rumor was that they would be looking to cut costs with that number twenty one pick that they had originally Nate today to have it done that I thought that maybe they part of the cost of moving down would be Memphis, taking on a one of their lower salaried players. They're trying to move to save the astronaut luxury tax repeater tax cost, in fact, but that hasn't happened yet. So I mean as much as an in clay Bennett has been one of the higher spending owners in the NBA still deserves a lot of credit for that considering the market size in particular, we skipped over Boston at number twenty two this was their own pick and they pick grant Williams out of Tennessee. A two-time SEC player of the year, pretty strong guy, but not the greatest athlete. Little bit slower, afoot has been compared a lot to Jared Dudley as just a soda who has that type of intelligence to jump shot will be a big question Mark for him. How good is he gonna shoot it at the NBA level because given his limited athleticism easy? He's going to have to shoot the three ball to survive off. Pensively but just a smart heady player that a Fairmont people were pretty high on. We talked about tie Jerome already, and the seer little of fell all the way to number twenty five at Portland, which was a big surprise to was. And I mean so those players we Ed, it's hard to put full context on it, because we only did twelve guys in a lot of the players that didn't do were chosen between these forwards, but, you know, seeing hundred four reddish ten DuBois at fifteen and then this year little, like I didn't think the margins between those guys were that large even if they I think they went in. No, I had dimply over reddish. They went in pretty similar order and little smaller in height than the than the other guys that we were talking about an probably every, we'll see we'll see with versatility kind of overtime. But, you know, a value pick at seems from what I know for Portland and Dave done a good job in the past of working there guys along slowly. And so he can be a developmental piece. We'll see where Portland's wing. Rotation is in this year. But I'm guessing they won that much of a need for little in the in the nineteen twenty season. And then if he does, well, then you can push him on further only we just saw them slow play, Simon's and little had kind of a lost year with North Carolina. So they'll have an opportunity there certainly fits in with their heat for more athletic on the wing, a I think we even mentioned Morkel's Arcus a little bit of when talking about him, but he does kinda fit a little bit into that archetype of both amino and heartless of like I pretty good athleticism can defend his position maybe shoot a spot three but doesn't have the most amazing field. But again at twenty five to get a guy with his athletic gifts. He's the player who you understand that theory of him, and how he can work out an play twenty six we talked to Dylan wind ller already to Cleveland with that pick. They got from Houston for taking on brand night. Twenty-seven the clippers picked this one up in exchange for the twenty twenty first rounder they got from Philly in the Tobias Harris rate. That's Philly's own pick. And also the number fifty six overall pick in this draft a they got Murphy undo Kevin gala. I think it's how you pronounce his name Kabila sorry and the Emma's is of Fianna. Do Quebec Molly might be coming nilly actually cupping deletes are Fianna do Quebec newly gripping radio. He's got some shooting ability of almost twenty two at this point. But pretty athletic guy got Sergio Baca comparisons on the ESPN telecasts, not a guy. I'm not familiar with but has a lot of athleticism can be a rim protector dunker and maybe can add some shooting to that mix in time. So the clippers clearly liked him and in fact, because they traded a future pick to get this one. They actually cut into their cap space for this year. Now they have plenty of options to move players who are on good contracts. Should they need to open up the, the double MAC space? So it's not a huge concern for them, and they were going to need to make moves to open up double max base, regardless. They took on the this picker. Not what do you think of the value of this pick twenty seven overall this year compared to what Phillies pick it is going to be next year? That, that pick in the original trade was protected by Philly just lot of protected for twenty twenty through twenty two. So I mean, there are some dress specific draft things that we don't know like with next year's class, but I think that it's reasonable to expect that Philly you know, it's more likely than not that they won't pick. They one of one of the four best records in the league just because injuries can hit anybody in you'd never know one. Yep. And, and it seems like they're going to be much more esus about rusting Joel Embiid that he is even going to be on board with that. Yes, that's significant. But also I wanna compare that to what Boston got four twenty four because so for twenty four they got Milwaukee's pick for next year. I think the bucks are going to have a better record in the Sixers. But Boston also got off of Aaron Baynes contract. So if they saw that as negative Allieu you could make an argument that they did they got a better overall deal, despite even if we agree that they got a worst draft asset. I think Milwaukee probably into having a better record than Philly next year end that Philly also has a little bit more downside, if Butler and harass me were to leave if Embiid were to get hurt. So I, I think I do now you're you pay a premium to get a pick now as opposed to later, so, and it seems about right, then they clearly had zoomed in on Quebec Millais Quebec newly sorry, hopefully the site that I'm getting these from sexy. Correct are really making a fool out of myself, so if they really believed in that guy, this year might as well go for it Golden State with Jordan pool, which was not so much. I had even heard of when his name came across the two rivers, I had heard his name but I didn't know much about about his game. I still don't you know, I'm might end up watching film at some point more likely it summer league but seems like an offense I guy more of a shooter really maybe than anything else, but we'll we'll see. We'll see how he fits in, but I don't wanna speak too much about a guy that I haven't watched much film on instead, we can go to the pick that San Antonio. Got from we'll shoot. We started talking at this point about bowl bold sliding. Yeah, we can do that. We about that whenever you want. It's it's one of the stories of the night. Yeah. And so, you know, really after about ten I was like, wow, this is really surprising that maybe his medical is terrible. He obviously, you know, two hundred and ten pounds lost twenty pounds. The background is far as his commitment to the game. And how good a team eighty is not amazing 'em. He also has a player with some major flaws. He he's not at all a traditional player just because he's so thin. And, you know, has some weaknesses, you could just see these hard bitten, NBA scouts and coaches just being like you know, this guy is just not tough enough etcetera etcetera, but Verna fall to forty five with Miami. And there's a lot of teams where you just felt like, hey, you know what? Like take swing on this guy. Even if he has a five percent, chance of working out like he could be a really odd. And I talked about how like Jackson Hayes drafting a center, it's like well this, this guy, he might be pretty good. But he doesn't have any upside, you know, you just gonna be a rim runner. He's going to defend. There's a lot of guys like that. And. There's a lot of senators but there's not a lot of guys who have the incredible shooting that bolt does and protect the rim as well, and be a little bit of a score so Iran, the rim. So I still saw there being enough upside. Yeah, I was like, oh, what if Miami gets me a little really work on his body? I'm going through that analysis for each one of these teams, then and this isn't a case of like your cliff Alexander is probably the last an Alexander I think going completely undrafted in twenty fourteen but Alexander was a top five recruit went to Kansas. Have never really produced there and then ended up having some issues again dismissed from the team like and bull has the injury. But, like kind of really protect he ever, it's like twenty five points per thirty six minutes. He had like the second highest PR of any prospect, but you know again he's got his flaws. But I mean the guy was really producing at Oregon. And so it was a disappointment to me that he fell, and who knows maybe breaks his foot again. And you know replace the game or he's knocked me ready to play next year. And that's part of why he fell and I ended up going to Denver, obviously and you know, they've. -perienced with someone like Michael porter same type of situation. Yeah. Something I think is, is notable porter would just have to wait and see with him. But I would say generally speaking teams are way too risk averse with players that happened to be dealing with an injury at that moment. So I thought New Orleans Noel was under drafted OG, and we were probably wrong about that ultimately. Well, you saw the guys who were drafted above them. I mean, well, Joel Embiid is, is the ultimate example. Yeah. Joel Embiid is an example, OG and Anobi. I think is a great example of this that or care, silver. There are a lot of guys who say, okay, this guy is unavailable. Right now, most rookies are negative value on. There are not are not positive contributors for sure. And there's no indication that bowl won't be ready to start the season not that I've heard. And so, if so, maybe it's like Joel Embiid. It's the risk of recurrence, and all those sorts of things. But I just I can't speak to his medicals. I, I don't have access to it. But the idea of availability and dealing with injuries. And interestingly, this did not really I don't think it really hit. Okay. Very much. But he usually does. And so he went higher. You went higher than he was mocked. But that doesn't usually happen. So I don't know how much of it is the injury and could just be more of the character stuff and like the procedure absolutely could. But when you look at some as you said, like these aren't necessarily players that I'm super familiar with. But d- there aren't that many players that fall as far as as bowl did with the kind of upside that he has. And so two certain point the ideas, most of these guys are going to wash anyway when I take somebody who's probably gonna wash who has a very good chance of washing out. But also has that game changing potential. Yeah, there's a lot of people who will hear this, or if you go back and talk about this in a year, and he hasn't even played or he's, you know, terrible or or whatever and it'd be like Nate like your shit like this guy just didn't do anything like you're saying, how will these teams missed opportunity, and I fully college. It's more likely than not that this guy is not gonna work out. But again, the, the rare combination of skills, it is up there for me. So certainly, I mean if you look at some of these teams like yoga Cleveland, you just you drafted to shooting guards or Golden State where they feel. Oh, we gotta get so new control next year. We'll that got you Jacob Evans last year. So I don't know how good that logic is. But to say, hey, maybe this is the guy who you know, on his at the end of his rookie deal. He's really evolved into a unique player and we got him for free at the end of this round. And yeah. You again, maybe doesn't work out, or, or whatever it is. But to have that of an opportunity for a player like this. And again, this is not clip Alexander, this guy who really produced when he was healthy at Oregon, and to not take it when it's really hitting big on picks. It is what makes it for you in the NBA. That's. Yeah. I thought that that wasn't the right tip of thinking, and we'll see how ends up looking for the rest of his career Kelvin Johnson, number twenty nine to San Antonio, and said it, maybe a little bit more of an upside guy, too. Ranked a little bit higher coming into the season shot, it well from three but not a huge number of attempts as kind of a stronger but a little bit dough your body, but certainly can defend his position that was a big part of the appeal is that the this guy can do a lot of switching have a lot of defensive versatility. Not a playmaker defensively are the Elliott six blocks all year. He doesn't, you know, get off the ground all that, while he's doesn't do all that much offensively other than just try to really crash into a bunch of bodies with his strength. But at this point in time, again, getting a, a wing that they desperately need someone with any kind of size to defend on the wing in their pipeline. And so the got someone like that we already talked about Kevin porter and the Cavs night. So I think for me, I think the way to, to talk about the second round is just to, like, pick out some players that we thought were interesting or anybody that, that builds to a storyline that we haven't necessarily discussed. Yeah. Or guys that I just have some familiar everywhere, about a number thirty five Marcos Lozada Silva to the Pels, ultimately after some trading, this pick was. As part of the trade for the number four overall, pick from Atlanta to New Orleans Atlanta's own second round this year, someone who may be stash -able for New Orleans. We'll see what ends up happening for them with the, the rest of their roster filling it out. But pretty good size at six five shoots the ball. Well plays intensely. I liked him pretty well at, at the hoop summit gets gets out in transition, solid strength for his age the geeky, be a potentially in time a solid three indeed type two guard with a few ball skills. So that, that would made some sense to me. I can do. So this is more for the story. I haven't seen him play much. But Alan smile each who is the thirty ninth pick. This is a really interesting tactical thing. So he's the he was the youngest player in the G league last year. I recommend people. Adam Johnson at two ways ten days. This is right in his wheelhouse. Wrote a piece about him right after the I'm guessing you might have had it prepared because we kinda knew where the schooling. And so the story here is that smell each was the youngest guy in the G league this past year. And the warriors acquired his Julie griots functionally, but he hadn't yet been NBA draft. Eligible, so he was on the Santa Cruz warriors this past year and had some nice moments. And then but since they had no specific rights to him. That's not the way the the, the system works they basically wanted to they wanted him. And so looked regionally like the pick that the warriors got at forty one that that was going to be the smile, each pick instead, they move they, they didn't move up to thirty nine they independently got thirty nine giving up their own twenty twenty one and twenty three seconds, plus some gash to the New Orleans pelicans and drafted him. And so that's really interesting. Just in terms of the model where this goes, like trying to get a guy in your system and evaluate and all that kind of stuff because there is this kind of gray area, and, you know, we talked about in RJ Hampton and ball, going to the rising stars program instead of to the G league. But this is kind of the idea that I'm guessing can can happen should it shift towards Julie ghetto. Yeah. Although you see the. Rations that Golden State had to go through number one. If the guy is a first round pick, you don't really have any control. Once you get into the ill, the past the first five picks, or so the second round you probably if you're willing to give up enough cash and enough future seconds, you can get to where you wanna be because nobody values anyone that quite that much at that level. You mentioned that they made the trade with Atlanta to get it number forty one, and the thought was that they're going to try and grab smiling there. But then they must have just been afraid that Sacramento might get him at forty, and, you know, used Serbian any they'd actually stashed him in Serbia right after the season was over of. But maybe the thought was that I would be interested in him. Or maybe they just wanted to get a Eric shell is wall Potala's is an interesting one mini Dray, bonded, is the easy narrative there, but he actually shoots it a little bit better than than dream on. But as a six seven strong guy. Yup. Sure, he doesn't have anywhere close to the feet, a driving seeing that much of, but he has some ice. Oh posts ability, pretty good explosion around the basket for that kind of thicker PowerPoint. It's funny. How the like undersized. Power Ford has also become a compliment. That's how much dream on green has changed people's minds. But there's only one Draymond green. I mean if you can even you know, one one thousand so the player that dream on his he'd be a good pick in that range, any others you wanted to focus on here. No, I think that's about it. It's been so weird. I've watched so little college this year. And I've missed a couple of hoops summit that I don't have a strong strong field for these guys. That's part of the reason I'm super excited for similarly, Taylor and Horton. Tucker, clutch, client to the Lakers picked that they bought from the magic also, give them a future second rounder, he said he had not worked out for the Lakers or talk to anyone there. But he did know LeBron James and Anthony Davis, which was those grew quite abusing for those who would say that clutches actually it control the Lakers at this ends up, and, yeah, I think that's about all I got here. You wanna talk like winners and losers. Yeah. I think one of the one of the most intriguing things about the night for me is that I don't think there was anybody other than maybe the pistons just because I love the second pick so much and they got him so late. And then you could say Denver for similar reasons with Bulbul that, you know, like nobody who had a ton of assets. I think everything, right? There are a lot of teams that did numerous pieces. Like I liked a lot of what Cleveland did. I liked New Orleans their night overall even though I actively dislike the Jackson Hayes pick. So. Yeah. I mean, I that was one of the interesting things I don't think like for me of the of the teams was really high stakes. I don't think anybody hit a grand slam but a lot of teams did really well, New Orleans, certainly degrade in the ethic game if they had just drafted someone else instead of Hayes than I think I would have been really really high on their night. Yeah. I mean some of these, these teams that just, you know, a guy that we liked fell to them, and there weren't even the really that many of those guys you this. Little I I wasn't that high on you. I wasn't like, oh, man, I can't believe this guy's falling. Somebody's gotta take him. You know. I wasn't I didn't think of him at that type of level. The celtics. They're night was interesting. I think that part of the reason that they did those trades back was because they just didn't wanna have three first rounders on their team this year. And also, obviously a to save some money as well. So that's the weird thing. We didn't talk about leeann talking about the Sixers. Wizards trae. Oh, yeah. That's right. We did miss that. So because we didn't tell because the, the forty second pick was not somebody were familiar with. So basically what happened? There was the wizards had it had. They have a trade exception and they were able to take in Jonathan Simmons. Now they could just keep Jonathan Simmons. He makes five point seven million dollars for next season. They could keep them if they want to I, I don't think he's worth that money but he was off this past year. View extremely, so and so instead, they got the other way to think about this. Okay. Then Washington took in. They took on a million guaranteed salaries long as they wave him before his guarantee date, which I believe, is July first. So that's a way of doing it. And I I'm guessing that there's some cash involved here as well. But if. But that's a pretty good. I mean to get the forty second pick we talked about forty five is the dividing line, taking on a million in cap space is I mean, that, that's a pretty good deal for Washington. Yeah. No, that's to. And this is a move that they're one of the few teams they could make actually had a trade exception, larger remember that now he counts as the full non-guaranteed delleri, incoming for Washington's they needed a trading session, you know, as large as the five point seven million that he's owed is a nine guarantee this year to take him in. There's not that many teams out there with trade exceptions like that. So the end because his guaranteed as July I needed someone who could complete the deal now and then the wave them before the rest of that five point seven million guarantees. Washington also very unlikely to keep them because they're five billion dollars over the cap, even a counting for the one million dollar waiver of Simmons. But then the that includes cap holds for Saturday. Ski Portis and Thomas Brian, her restricted free, just but those guys are probably combined are gonna make more than their capitals would if they wanted to use the full mid-level exception. Staying over the cap, you know they've really got about fifteen million dollars up until the they'd hit the tax including those capitals already. So adding another four point seven million for a player who's not been good in the last couple of years, it wouldn't really make much sense for them unit they do need to get better defensively. So biggest losers. This'll shock, you I still don't really quite understand what the plan is in Phoenix. You know, I wouldn't have been in huge favor of them going after de ngelo Russell and giving you a MAC contract in restricted free agency. But that's not necessarily available now. You know, they could make some other moves to open that space up to move on from Josh Jackson to open up enough room out. I don't know if there's a team that would just take Josh Jackson into space at this point where they could like stretch Tyler Johnson, there are there yet. No. So if de ngelo Russell really wants to come there, and they think they can get him, you know, and it's gonna take the max, they could do that. I wouldn't endorse that, especially because while he Devon Booker a great friends. I don't find their fit especially defensively to make. A lot of sense and getting Cam Johnson. That was the reach of the night. Now, if he turns out to be even started level a player. It's well worth it. And you know, Charlotte to me is just, you know, again, doesn't really fit into me with what they need. You're getting more shooting around Devon Booker and deandre eaten that makes sense to me. Kim Johnson charge it provide that the need more passing as well on this team charts. Could provide that a little bit so offense to it makes a little bit more sense. But just the idea of like how the hell we're gonna stop anybody. Now in over the next three years, really doesn't seem to come into much focus you Atlanta. I think again, if the Andrea hunter can play and you know, now we're talking about number four. We're not talking about number eleven. So the standard for success is a little bit higher there. But if he turns into a high level starter who, who really fits around their guys that trae, maybe an ends up being worth it, but man, I mean to take on hill and to give up the draft picks that they did that seemed like a too much to me for. Hunter. There's also a point here on, I'm sure this is going to happen with the hawks draft is remember the what they came into the draft with, like this is not a circumstance like, hey, ending up with Cam reddish, and Andre hunter. Yeah. That's a pretty good hall for most teams. But when you start with eight and ten and seventeen and thirty five and all these and you condense it into those, it's a little bit different than just just pulling those guys out of whole cloth. And so the resources that they committed to it, we'll have to, I think I'm a little bit more optimistic than you, but I'm not super optimistic. I'm not saying it can't work. It's from the game. I'm a little. Yeah. And it's just, you know, to trade up for a guy to get paid that kind of a premium in both the salary and the number of picks. I mean if you think about it, they gave up eight seventeen three pretty darn good looking for second round picks, and then probably two more good seconds worth value to take on Salman hills contract, so eight seventeen and five seconds worth evalu-. That's how you wanna look at it. I mean think of what you can get with five second honors at the. Trade deadline, for example. So that's a now if hunter had like real star potential, I would be a little bit more. I'm on board with that. But it didn't didn't make that much sense to me the warriors just getting candidate. You know, a not really again, a guy don't see who has like a ton of upside, if he's not going to be a good defensive player, which is not as reputation. You can this guy really be someone who is going to be a part of this team at, at the highest levels, if they get back into contention, maybe not again, if you get anyone who can play complained all, and they actually have to be a little worried about the regular season this year. But you twenty eight you're not going to get a contributor for the regular season. Most likely anyway, but we'll see. No. I mean a lot like Landry Shamet has all disguised ever gonna hold up defensively, not a point guard and, you know, he totally defied his expectations in becoming successful player. So it's say that he can't be that good. I'm not that familiar with them. So I'm not gonna jump wholeheartedly on that train. I didn't really think the Kevin porter thing made much sense for Cleveland for some of the reasons we talked about it, just, you know, how many of these guys are you gonna have who are just ball dominant? Shock creator guys. They paid a pretty penny to go get him not that I care about the cash at all the Dan Gilbert continues to get credit to me for spending. I like the theory of what Memphis did obviously Mirant is great. But I think Clark really fits into a vision if he can contribute, even as just an energy type of big, you know, you could see, maybe being sort of Dwight Powell type of five for the second unit also maybe play a little bit among alongside Jaren as well, the versatility of Jaren. It gives them some more options than some teams might have with the player like Clark. I'm interested. We didn't mention them as a winner, but I I it's more just because the right guys fell to them. But I think things worked out, really well for Chicano that yet that's another way, white. I mean of Dino gaffer is, is crazy. I mean he was talked about, as potential lottery pick last year. I don't think he would have ended up in the lottery just with how that worked out. But if you, if you are, this is my advice if a player, you know, they can have their own reasons. But if you are a first round pick leave because you never know where it's going to go from there, and there's a big difference, most of the time between the rookie scale contract, especially now that they've been fortified and what you get in the second round. So I think even if you're feel pretty solid about being a second runner used to leave, frankly, I mean, if you're if you're good you're going to play it'll be obvious. And you'll go second contract if not, maybe you go overseas or whatever. But you still you start the clock earlier, you can always go back to school later. Now, the counter example we haven't seen this Nikiel Alexander Walker. And PJ Washington, probably both improve their stock. They went higher than they would have gone had to come out last year. I think both those guys got better, but it was also overall considered a week. Trafton that might have been part of it as well. But yeah, I mean, they're obviously our guys who stock dropped his wallet went back to school in generally. I think that's more. I you're you know there's this thing oh my God. What if I declare that I don't get picked this size of one to me, it's a much greater risk to stay in school. Another year in either, get hurt or not play the way you want to or, you know, the league decides that players of your ilk. Don't fit in the modern be, or whatever it is what you're getting more. Yes. It yeah. That's I mean, yes. People think of, of risk as like you know. Oh, you have something already like you're losing your college eligibilty right people. Think of risk is like if you make a change, you are taking a risk whereas, a lot of times, I think you have to look at the risk from not making change, which in this case would be declaring, we've seen a lot more guys declared than ever before. And you know if you go and drafted, especially with two ways now's as well. You know, it's, it's not the end of the world. Okay. Real quickly here, Caleb swan again award for the player who just doesn't really seem like a. Fit in the modern MBA, even if you might be good at the things, he's supposed to be good at, I think I need to defer until we see some early because I, I there enough of these guys, I'm guessing it's going to be somebody. I don't know yet, so yeah. I mean, the two that stick out to me are PJ Washington to Charlotte at twelve and Batat say at eighteen to, to Indiana. But both of those guys at least you'll have some shooting ability, batons, they can block some shots. He's, there's, you know, we haven't there's no one even close to his bad as some of the ones that you're just like, like swan again, to whom this war is named after where you're just like okay, this guy is like pretty ground bowed center size. But he can't protect the know not a great shooter, can't really defend, you know, just sort of like a power forward. Charles Oakley type of your that just doesn't exist in today's game anymore best value pick. It has to be bull. I mean Sekou number two. Yeah. I might go Sekou. I mean, just a lot of times when guys fall like every might ask something else. Yeah. That's yeah. I mean there's. You know, I've learned that both in the free agent market, like keeping my like Patrick Patterson for a couple years ago, for example, like, we can't believe the only got five million a year like all these missile over be getting the minimum. Yeah. So just just to give some respect to our, our executive friends in the league here that they match to in an also that they have information that we are not privy to that. I mean, the base Shurmur does. Oh, and another one we should mention for values in this year. Little. Yeah, I think Koby white at seven actually I could end up being pretty good. I mean, I had him for on my board. I had him up of RJ Barrett. Worst value, Cam Johnson seems like he's in that conversation. Yeah. I'll I would probably go with Hayes, again, just because of all the fit concerns in New Orleans. I, I don't have as much of an opinion of, like, okay. Well, he's definitely a project, number one but is he going to be able to do the things that he can do, but it's just? Yeah, that's both in terms of finding that in free agency. I mean just look at like Christian would for exa-. Sample who they already have on their roster is a guy that they got completely for free off a waiver. It would junk me like Christian would ends up being better than Jackson or, or Mitchell Robinson last year. Who was number thirty six or you know, Robert Williams. The we guys we talked about our, I we're starting to repeat ourselves here. I think we can wrap it up here and ending talk about before we go. There will be a new real Jim radio out before the next dunked on I I'm guessing it's going to be recorded Friday morning, and it's it'll be with Dan Feldman were were recording. I'm going to have same senior next week. He wanted to take some time to process the draft. So I'm going to do you know that one with within dance can be a mix of everything. That's happened in the same is going to be draft. Only in, then I'm working on a few pieces for the athletic. So those will be out in the near term probably going to do a big picture, drafting and then have like a piece on base your competition, and a few other things that'll be coming out soon. All right. And patriot dot com slash Dunkin. The REU we've been publishing the new salary sheets after all these transactions will continue to do that. Of course, for those who want to really see what these teams cap pictures look like both for this year and going forward. We're gonna have our mailbag podcast as well in the next few days, and stay with us through free agency, but I know you're loyal listener already trying to sell you a we'll talk to you next up.

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Again, please. No, no. Again blues. Best hip ball. Ammo put it on the poll. Amine knows basketball in quotes banger. Yes or no? Those last three does right at the end before kind of levels out. Just I mean what did you know about basketball last night? Well, I wanted to ask coast, because there's a pretty kind of peculiar space that Steve Kerr's in with DeMarcus cousins game one he plays. He looks winded. He doesn't look great game too. He starts. He plays great game three plays. And he was pretty terrible. So coach when you've got two guys coming back from injury and he's giving you a poor performance, but he's also giving you a great performance one. He's struggling game three. How long do you stick with a guy like that before you say he doesn't have the juice tonight? Well, here's the thing normally, not long. You know, when a guys coming back, you know, you're going to get inconsistency and you normally wouldn't stick with him long. But what was options? I mean bogut played pretty well. You know he he's got looney out. You know it's not like he's loaded with options and especially guys even have a chance to score. So he's probably just hoping that, you know, he'll get something out at him. And he didn't play that long. So. You know, I just he didn't have limited choices man. I mean Steve just couldn't push a lot of buttons last night. How many buttons can you push this at this point with you've got this many injuries? Racking up then dimple limp off the court last night too isn't he now banged up as well? That all the time, like yeah. Known that I have no idea like, you know, he's he never looked selfie. All right. So let me ask neither to you stand. That's a good point. But I'm not playing in the final. Here's my other question. It's clear that the warriors get their best looks when they're running very uptempo in the offense getting a lot of movement out there and the slower of the game grinds the worst looks get. But yeah, the problem they have obviously is very thin so that the play curry forty plus minutes. Draymond green forty minutes. How do you balance between getting great looks and not wearing out only to kind of offense that you have? Yeah. And, and the other part of that Amine is, is when you're the when you're undermanned like that. I mean your best chances usually in a lower possession game. And so even though your offense is better. You know, look, I mean you want a few possessions in that game as you can't these are really tough choices for Steve right now. And now we've got for the first time in the series only one day in between games. They're not going to practice today. I read you know, you're gonna try to get as much rest as possible, but if they don't get at least one of those guys back to rant or Klay Thompson. I mean this series is, is going to be over doesn't mean no basketball or how to ask basketball questions, both can I ask a basketball question who? All right. So here it is. For me. It has to be a minnows basketball stand knows basketball, too, and ask a question about as much as a mean though. All right. My question is, it seemed as though the raptors were getting trick to play fast, a lot less night, and that would seem to give the advantage to the warriors. And it seemed that's when the wars would always make their runs as a head coach amino hasn't. Do you have to slow? Your team down was issued a byproduct of the warriors missing more shots than normal, and that's how they got tricked into plan fast. Yeah. I mean they played fast but they didn't play particularly well outside of curry and so they weren't making shots. And so an also curry was getting worn out. And that was the main thing you look at how he looked, especially in the fourth quarter. It looked exhausted. Think I've ever seen him that tire before. So while the, the Petit the excuse me, the pace probably favored going that was the question I just ask coach, it was clearly wearing them out and ended up buying them in the well. And even besides. Pace. I mean it's not it's not easy as you know, when you have to be the guy that's creating literally every shot at, at the offense of in. I mean, you've gotta get he got thirty one shot and then he's making plays to other people. I mean he your Steph curry with that lineup. You're playing with your not only going forty three minutes like you never have a possession off. Like it's not like well we're gonna come down and run a play for clay, or we're going to run a play for, you know, Kevin Durant. I mean even Draymond green who's a really good player is not a great score. Boogie was their best chance to have another scorer on floor and he clearly didn't have it going, everything had to go through Steph curry. That's a that is a very, very tiring way to play. I am looking at the graphic on a replay here of I take and the question being posed to Kenny Smith and the panelists is do you feel bad for Steph? Curry. Sure. You know, I kind of feel bad. Do I? His face. Here comes on truck. Got that great miniature golf, you know, all moly lovable family. You feel bad for. That's right. I pity him forced of Kurt everything in the world. Breaking his way running out of questions. On the pole Guillermo is I bake running out of question. And now I fought from Geico. Motorcycle. It took fifteen minutes to click on the banner ad entitled, you won't believe what these child stars look like now be dissatisfied and kinda sad about how the child stars look and now your computer is played by pup ads on this can't be to insult to injury. You could've used those fifteen click bait minutes to switch your motorcycle insurance to gyco. Geigo fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on motorcycle insurance. Donlevatar Tom Ricketts is saying that comes will not allow Sammy Sosa back into that organization for anything moving forward until he comes clean. And when I find, sir about that, and what a hypocrite, this guy is, is that family made hundreds of millions of dollars off the name Sammy Sosa, by the way, never tested positive for steroid years. And if he was using steroids, which we all -ssume that he was my guess is if he was using it, the Ricketts family had an inkling that was going on in their own clubhouse, ever come out many, many years later. That's Sammy Sosa must come clean for us to allow him back into our procedures organization. Our club get outta here with that stugatz. Ricketson make money off Sammy Sosa. He won the bid in two thousand and nine this was post Amy Sosa. Well, that ruins my argument VC's, live at our show with this Stu gods on ESPN. Radio seeing a lot of good feedback here on social media for the latest episode of stupidity that just dropped because I guess, got was talking to see Jay McCollum about pooping on airplanes. Yeah. I was talking to CJ about pooping on airplanes. That's another stuff. And I also realized pretty quickly that Jay's a lot better at this than I am. He has his own podcast. He's a better broadcaster than I am. And so we had some fun with that. And then I want to say interviewed Bill Walton, but I really did it. He just came on and spoke for twenty four consecutive minutes. I mean, that's how it needs to go with the wall doesn't it like I'm not sure why. What you expect. When have you had many interactions with Walton stand, you'll he used to NBA games? And so we would we would have him coming in, you know, before games to talk to you, and then I actually this year ran into him in the Orlando airport, we were both headed out in talk to him for about ten fifteen minutes, always enjoyable, talk into Bill so build got him in a hotel. And he was fresh off of four straight nights of Grateful, Dead shows, actually, two nights, and then a break the two nights at the Hollywood bowl at he was headed up to the gorge in Washington. Like he's on toy. Six eight more. He's touring with the dead. So you had him on to talk about the dead or talk about the dead. And I was so excited had so many great questions he didn't even let me get to a single question. He just picked it now, listen, it's Walton in the midst of a Grateful Dead tour. I mean that could wreak havoc on anyone's life. Okay. Up telling you. It's bad. It's hard. It's hard living, but it's also fun at he was heading to Washington. So I just got Bill in a very fun, kind of. I don't wanna say like exclusive moment, but it was Bill. I'm not certain what Bill was doing in that hotel room. You just put it that way. What does that mean? Chaos going on in there. Like you just spoke. I heard people talking in the background. And then when I thought I was gonna get my first question twenty four minutes in. He hung up on what happened with cynical. Chris Cody back there. I so you make a face. It's too got. So it's hard living for anyone who goes to a dead concert. Yeah, it's tough. Just go. And enjoy the show. Soda pop some popcorn when you do it the way Bill Walton does it he doesn't just go? And it's not just what sho- Bill Walton is four shows in to a sixteen show tour, and he's going to every single one of them across the country. It's hard dollars. I saw a clip of him at one of these shows he's not like a VIP. He's like in the crowd. I saw him. He had his hands up, and he was just kind of swaying is in the pays a foot taller than everybody else. She's in the fit. No way. He just fits in, in the crowd, like he sticks out like a sore thumb. I'm sure the big red dead head. He's in the pit. That's what he's in pet. He likes to feel the energy from the crowd, it does. And I'm going to show with him in boulder. Colorado, that may well hanging out together wins that happening. It's happening on July fifth or sixth bills. A ticket for it. Is great fun. It's seriously, you'll have fun at that. That'll be interesting about none of us believe him. I also that day I always believes to, I don't think he would ever lie date in the calendar for you as a lacrosse tournament just correction July. Visit sakes. It's in Boulder, Colorado. So when in Rome Mike, I mean, you know, lacrosse, little Grateful Dead. I mean lucky just listen a break for me that the tournament is in boulder and applying it in Folsom field during the day, the tournament and dead play that night. That. Can you believe no, no? Never never over the course of the sixteen years. I've known them that are playing at Folsom field. Bill walton. Do you believe stand that ESPN executives every time the microphones get turned on around him? Get scared. Absolutely absolutely. Yeah. They sit through those broadcasts. And just it's got to be the most dangerous the whole time. It's gotta be. It's gotta be the most dangerous thing that ESPN does turning on microphones around. Ten thirty start. I'm trying to figure out where you are on that list, the rankings at ESPN. Hi on terms of. Every time we gotta be careful with San and with me. I know what the rules power rankings. Dan, one or do we have? Let's Utah five. He's on the Rushmore. He's on the rush boys on the also on the Rushmore. What is the Rushmore? Let's go. Let's do they present day because all time, maybe we just talking ESPN people. Greenie see even Dan wanting to pursue this. Conversation's. Why he's on the Morton. Morton. Sedans on that. Right. His faces on thanks on the Rushmore of, of people at ESPN. That's that executives get scared when the microphones turned in their microphones turned on executive sweat. They have alarms that sound when you hit a certain topic, they're like, in the whole building and just alarms Stephen as cabbie on. There doesn't he? Oh, I don't think. Wow. Jackson is good. Title, Holland, you say, rush, and there was a time that Rush Limbaugh was on, on NFL Ken, let's not do this. Remember that one? Rush Limbaugh was on ESPN. They fired him for being Rush Limbaugh. Remember that was one of the things haven't him on what he was on. Monday night, right? All right. He was on the Sunday coverage. I believe I am just waiting for this theme music. I'm waiting for to that hasn't happened yet. I saw furiously looking through your computer through browser version of it. So let's about Rush Limbaugh. Version of. Wow. That was really. Their task. Got here on embryo. We put all our finals. Those were that. What happened? Billy. Twice while all of that was going on instead of Rush Limbaugh past Limbaugh. Chris there. That was pretty good. I liked it. The Ray Allen me on green light. This is his father. I've told you before I don't know if stands old enough to remember. Cesar Tovar a guy who got a lot of at bats in baseball. But just swung everything he wouldn't do anything in the way of walks. That's Greg cody's style of comedy just fire off, as many attempts, as you can. And you don't care if you hit a buck, fifty and Chris Cody is becoming his old man, if you could be a member of any TV family, which would it be? Oh. This difficult question right here. Any TV family any television family? Wow. A mean is coming to the microphone aggressively and confidently. This one's easy the banks family. Yeah. Bill air. Yeah. Absolutely. The banks family's pretty good. So you just want wealth. Yeah. Stand. Do you have from from your arsenal of viewing habits which include only watching Chicago shows on Wednesday night? That's not all I watch, but. Now, I don't have. I don't have a family. The family from succession, just be up for that kind of. Oh, I. Pretty soon, aren't they there should be premiering season? Two pretty quick, Mike. How about the family from silver spoons Ricky Schroder? The Stratton tes says money like the last name, strat. You guys are just gonna go wealth at every turn, but see the family and succession, it's not even so much about the wealth as it is the power. I don't know what Dan's doing here. What, so we're supposed to pick like the good times family? Like what do you want? Well, I was going to go Cosmi's. Oh. Have you missed the news lately? Absolutely not. Who knows what was going on family. Here comes trouble. Oh. T so people Father's Day is on the way it is imperative. With the sopranos, Dan. Killed. You know, I also have unlimited protection your made guy exactly you don't have unlimited protection. If you may get killed why feel protected like I feel as safe as I feel while also having people trying to kill me. You'd feel safe with the tanners pretty sure Tanner's is a good one rate. There's too many that house, though too many house, Bill. Who are the Janet? Okay. Put it on the poll at limiter show is Stanford, Gundy. Aren't gonna do better than that. Did that with the disoriented standing county? Too many people in that house. It's a full house. They. Was like a duck with Toronto asking over and over again. The same question who are the Tanner answered which made it all the funding. No. Tarred and finally the Carolina Panthers have a sommelier on staff. Wine expert Smalley. Try one more time. No. Stugatz tried again. Can I hear it again? The ARA silent. It's French French and finally, the Carolina Panthers have a Somali on staff, not a small island is not a Somali is not a Somali Mike. Let me here to Smalley smoke. At finally the Carolina Panthers have a small lay on staff. Perfect live at our show with this Stu gods on ESPN radio. ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Guests on the Dan lebatardshow appear via the shell Pennzoil performance line. Here's your sports, interrupdate, Hollywood. Florida. Police say that to woman referred to on the police report as levian bells, go f- girlfriends, rob. The jets running back to gold chains with diamonds, a Black Panther pendant with black white diamonds at a Rolex all totaling five hundred twenty thousand dollars Steelers. Girlfriends. Jets. So, so jets the Blue Jays have chosen Penn State pitching commit Brayden Halliday son of the late ROY halladay in the thirty second round of the MLB draft? Also, the Yankees have drafted Vanderbilt pitching commit Jack lighter, allied, our son in the twentieth round at finally Russian authorities launched a criminal investigation into the disappearance of the nearly sixty two tons seventy five foot long span. Rumor has it that the bridge was dismantled by metal thieves for scrap, which is an apparent issue throughout the region. The blank XT to security camera with motion detection, two way talk start at under one hundred bucks greet. The delivery guy or Salo to the kids when they get home. Blink XT two cameras are available on Amazon, and best, buy or visit blinkprotect dot com slash Dan. Today. For all the latest headlines and information tune in the sports center on ESPN radio all throughout the day. If findings my son Babe Ruth junior, do you think he could get drafted in the forty second round of the draft? Because I feel like at that point, you're just guessing right? Yeah. Stan, you gotta thought on this, it sounds like you've got some laughter and the best. I don't think Babe Ruth junior would probably fly. Don't think people would think his son was eligible for the twenty nineteen. You had a reasonable name. Yes. That could be I think I think when you get to the late rounds it's a great possibility. Someone's taking a flyer Bill twenty years on Mike trout junior. Right. Exactly about it put it on the poll is team taking a flyer on Babe Ruth junior and two thousand nineteen. We've got I think he's got a lot left in the tank, we have got or you guys some news involving the warriors and last night's incident Kyle Lowry jumped into the first row, he was pushed by a fan after the game. Kyle Lowry said that person should be banned for life. And then axios reports that this man is actually a minority owner Mark Stevens of the warriors and not seconds. After that report, the warriors are like, yeah. He won't be around here anymore this as it won't have that guy around here like the warriors got to that someone woke up early and found out, they need. To handle this, and then news broke wait a minute, is anyone, they were waiting is anyone going to report that this was our minority owned, and then it gets reported and boom, the warriors statement, everyone's in action. And, and they're saying this is the statement. Mr Stevens is behavior last night, did not reflect the high standards. We hope to exemplify as an organization, we're extremely disappointed in his actions. And along with Mr Stevens offer our sincere apology to Kyle Lowry and the raptors organization for this unfortunate misconduct. There is no place for such interaction between fans or anyone and players at an NBA game. Mr Stevens will not be an antenna at any of the rain remaining games of the finals review of this matter is ongoing. That won't be the end of it. Right. They'll take some money from him, the legal, take some money from him any shot whatsoever. Any shot that this guy's minority ownership is any in any danger in a league where they took sterling's team. Well, that's what the ongoing means. It's on. Going to see what kind of blowback there is from any of that is what's on. What's on going is once the reaction going to be punished sufficiently, right? And, and if they if they didn't they'll just buy him out. I would think. So your thoughts are this is the end of it or. No, no. Well, we'll see. I don't really know the fact that they, you know, have taken him out for the rest of the finals. I think it will probably die down. I mean, if it was the, you know, if it was the majority owner, then I think it would be different, but. You know, the fact that it's, you know, this guy who none of us have ever heard of. I think it'll die down pretty quickly, who would be the owner most likely to do that. Dolan. Oh, yeah. The most the majority owner majority partner Jordan. Now. No, Michael Joyce, usually courtside. And he's competitive as competitive, and he would talk. But I don't he would not do anything like that because he's been in that situation as a player, I'm not saying he would we're trying to get the most likely stand, you have an answer. Do I have an answer? Well, I think we've got our answer. I mean he barks even see punch Steve Kerr ones Mark Stevens. That's who I would say Morton, teed, already done it. So no, not Cuba thought would Robert Pera? He's the guy that owns the grizzlies, he wore shooting sleeve. He was talented players to play one on one in practice that dude has everything went on him that he might push somebody if they fill into. Oh. I want to ask the baseball fans among us here. I'm not going to give you a lot of information, but I want to know what your follow up questions are as baseball fans. Here's the situation, I am giving you. And it's the only information I'm giving you there is a no hitter in the ninth inning. One out. There are two outs from a no hitter guy. From the other team comes up and Bunce down the first base line. What questions do you have for me that will allow you to forgive the behavior? What's the score the game? It's three nothing. There's nobody on base, and it is three nothing. Do you have any other follow up questions, what level is that this is whatever will lever whatever level, the Hartford yard goats play? Oh, aa. We're big yard gun. Yup. So closely didn't they have a Mikey CD we didn't event there. Yeah. Mike. You see the goal exciting event out there. I sit in a highly questionable yesterday. Go Joe is the biggest celebrity fan of the yard goats. He loves the Argo does. Okay. Is my team winning or losing this no hitter? You're losing your on the wrong end of the no hitter. And your guy is bunting losing the no hitter then. That's all it's fair game. Now my team's pitching. No, I don't care not understanding villi. The question is the question because one of the teams is throwing a no hitter and the other one is breaking it up with a bun. Right. What I'm telling you is this, how it impacts me is how answering this question if my team is pitching no hitter against now. If I'm losing no hitter. I'm for it. Right. But those weren't questions, I'm glad you got that in has there ever been a simultaneous. No hitter or both pitchers pigeon or no hitter. Then it would go into extras. It's got to end. Somebody's gotta win unless you get four. Yeah. Again. Countless no hitters pitch that have ended in losses so we have a three nothing game. One outs. It's the yard goats, right? Yes. And what number does he bat in the lineup? This particular hitter. I dunno. You look small Matt Lois small, the helps them little Matt Lipka. There's been one pitcher in major league baseball history to lose a complete game. No hitter. So it's countless countless the major league, we're time but the yard goes here. Dan was at my Joe crawling. It was a Houston, Colt named Ken Johnson Crowley's, a good gal Kenny G. Stand. Do you have any follow up questions? No, I got no questions because I don't have a problem with the guide button. I mean his jobs to try to get on base. I mean it's baseball get on base. Walked get a hit do whatever you have to do. All these unwritten rules. I think our crap in a three nothing game. You're right. Stan, I totally agree with you in a nine to nothing game. It would be terrible. It would be I don't think so. Even then I mean the guys up to the plate get a hit. So remember in the NBA, they did this a lot, where guys would have a streak of zillion games in a row to hit a three and then teams would would double team triple team went to prevent the street from continuing we'll, but that's okay because that's part of the game, then that's people on the floor trying to stop somebody from, I don't have any problem with anything going on. When people are trying to accomplish something on the floor. I don't. I'm laughing Amine with just so incompetent asking that question at the end of a clock that it was stupefying immediately hid behind. Like I should. Here comes on Druk. Matt Licko is any one seventy six. Yeah. He's got a but where was that whole thing? Should be butting more. Yeah. Where'd you also combined no hitter. There were three pitchers pitch over. Overalls or someone Kenny G, whose name is Kenny Johnson. Donlevatar never gonna stop and what I am and I'm forty four years old, ancient stugatz changed. Now it's worked air. I am. That next year. Filthy, rich, these live at our show with Stu gods on ESPN radio. I mean, what did I hear you laughing about during the break? What were you doing? I was reading the Instagram caption from LeBron James about the cow Lowry incident last night. He felt the need to weigh in. Yeah. And I gotta tell you when he's done playing he's going to have a hell of a career. I take. I mean. I mean, there's a lot of pontiff getting in this do you want the whole caption or just a highlight? Give me give me whatever it is. You find great about it. Well, one of the things he says, is obviously, when you sit courtside, you know, that risks involved or whatever it says, but this guy, more importantly, owner of the warriors knew exactly what he was doing. What was so uncalled for to which I would say, so Mike, I dealt with minority owners before, and they don't know any of the rules, many of them, don't know much about basketball. Yeah. I think this might have thought he was well within his rights doing right. It comes way the ownership. Yes. And I'm not obviously, I'm not sticking up for the own. I'm just saying like the idea that these people be more knowledgeable about the rules than the regular fan is, is very off the other thing I laughed that is he says, just imagine if cholerae would have reacted and put his hands back on them. You guys would be going crazy. That's a caps calling for him to damn near be put in jail. Let alone be suspended for the rest of the finals all because he was protecting himself. I've been. Quite he means quiet throughout the whole MBA playoffs watching watching, he's as the whole NBA playoffs watching every game within team, parentheses haven't missed one and that was a very I thought that was like Stephen Smith. Stephen smith. He'll be saying something. And then he'll throw in another non-relevant fact just to let you know, no, I'm just saying it's a great tactic technically. You missed oughta games. Yeah. Joe is a kill shot. What else you got there? I mean, then he ended up with saying after I saw what I saw last night to Tonto let it manifest into my thinking, which is very, very Cairo Irving type way talking, which is also probably him saying I wasn't gonna post about this until I found out. It was a minority owner. Yeah. I couldn't and wouldn't be quiet on this hashtag. Protect the players hashtag privilege. Welcome here was here for this LeBron's. Always here for this owner stuff. And no, you're not greater than that. Sounded self righteous. Look, I agree with them. But yes, tone issues. But I agree with them, too. But I also agree that it's an easy stance. Don't we have imaging that brings in a superhero from the beyond on that? I said, that's not funny and you always ask for it still. So I do this, and I just like find some other bumper to put behind that EC stance. It's a pretty easy stance. Is it not the easiest? Stan, what are your thoughts as the first word stances always stand? Yeah. Now is an easy stands. Wait now network. My geez. Stance, stands proceed Sannum. So you had to sit through that I'm sorry. That's okay. I'm silent now. Because you played a bunch of sounds. That. Joe? Joe? You've been for the rest of the show, Dan for the show he's gonna sit out the rest of the damn show because I was not fun. Because look at what's happened here. We've disrespected him with all our sound does anyone call you Stanley Van Gundy. No. Not really. How about staying? You'll. Now, I wish you had sat out the last bit of this show, does anyone call Jeff Jeffrey. My mom. Stan, did you have any cool nickname growing up? They call you other than sex machine. No, no. They didn't know. No. Definitely they don't. All right. So just let that marinate America's stand Van Gundy sex machine.

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Best of The Herd for 06/10/2019

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Best of The Herd for 06/10/2019

"The maybe it's who you up next to this morning. Maybe it's what you had for dinner last night. Oh, how you getting to work right now? It's invisible but AI is already making decisions for us on sleep. Walkers were speaking with the smartest people in the world and taking you inside the headquarters of Facebook, the NYPD and a secret lab at Google to find out what the revolution will mean for us. Listen subscribed to sleep walkers, apple podcasts, on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thanks for listening to the best of heard podcast. Be sure to catch us live every weekday from twelve to three eastern nine to noon Pacific on Fox Sports radio and f s one find your local station for the hurt at Fox Sports radio dot com or stream it live every day on the iheartradio app by searching heard. Is the best of the herd with Colin cowherd on Fox Sports radio. This is the her wherever you may be. However, you may be listening this week. No television at all. Not on TV and all this week. Don't have to deal with my ugly, face iheartradio, Fox Sports radio. Sirius XM Eighty-three put ourself up on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube joy Taylor. Is joining me one hour from now. Calling right column wrong for the next week. We gotta do a radio show which you started in radio, and I started in radio and so join Taylor ni- this. These are like the good old days. You started in Miami radio. Yeah. That's a good. I market school. Why I went to school there? So that's a big market has started. It is it is. But that's I encourage people to intern. That's how it works. Did you intern? I entered. My first job was actually, the place that I had my first internship. Oh, that's so they must have you must have been a good intern half of my can't get out of the building fast enough. You're one of those interns. Everybody's like oh, yeah. She could actually work here. I mean, that's the goal of internship. Yeah. So we get a kind of a screw off week when I'm a mean by that. It's fun. It's loose and we'll just were knocked off obviously because of the women's World Cup which tomorrow, the United States plays, actually and excited for that much more dependable than our men's national team. I'll get to that later. I'll Kevin Durant. Here's the injury update, the warriors he practiced according to two reports. He wasn't very good at practice. Of course, he did not very good at practice. He's got a calf strain this series. It's three two one Toronto. And I think the series is over, and I think they win tonight. I don't think this is a very complicated series. I said before the series, I think I picked a Golden State in six Joe, you picked what was your final pick? I picked the raptors and seven okay. So on the wrong side. Of that one. I think one of the things I said before the series lane is something that fans don't talk about. But every scout I've ever known talks about a scout. Mark war continues ago, said Scottie Pippen, twice a game deflected a ball Chicago ended up with it that gave Michael Jordan tumors actions. He made one he goes Chicago Bulls won a lot of close playoff games late matters. Well, Marcus all, PASCAL Salcombe Serge Ibaka, Kalis, one of the longest six seven guys on the planet, and who's hurt for Golden State their longest player. Kevin Durant cave on looney six nine missed a game. Boogie cousins is running around the court about sixty seventy percent in the NFL you would call this a cluster injury. When you have like three receivers go down or four ofensive Lyman or hurts called the cluster injury. The, the warriors have a cluster injury with their bigs, and it is a huge disadvantage against one of the biggest longest teams in the NBA Toronto Toronto. Shooting forty five percent in this series and my take on this. I've watched four games. Now, they're just getting more easy baskets. This is where katie's length. Boogie at full strength length would be a factor. It's not just offense. You're not missing. Just Kevin Durant offense obviously. But Kevin's a good defender and Kevin's, one of the longest players in the league Golden State's not getting as many easy baskets. So Toronto, not known as a great shooting team shooting forty five and a half percent. Golden State known as the world's best shooting team is shooting forty three percent. What does that tell you Golden State struggling to get easy looks? Toronto's getting more easy. Looks in over the course of a series six eleven and a half. K D hasn't played seven foot boogie not playing well six nine and a half cave on looney missed a game plan about seventy five percent and those guys are running around at seventy percent or not playing at all chasing. A very Serge Ibaka is swat and things left. And right, PASCAL. Ceo come for his size is increase. Terribly athletic in them Bill, and I think that's the series. The other thing is playing a psychological effect. I saw Sam amick of the athletic said yesterday that, you know, the team there's confusion there's angst in the locker room. Is he gonna play not gonna play? And because the psychological impact now is, they don't know. I said this years ago, I used to cover Rasheed Wallace Rasheed. Wallace is one of the most talented players in NBA history. And I say that Rasheed Wallace just happened his prime aligned with Tim Duncan's prime and Kevin Garnett's prime. So here you had in the Western Conference. Tim Duncan the best four in twenty years. And you had Kevin Garnett, one of the best fours in the last twenty years, and Rashid's career just lined up with them the differences, you knew what you were getting every night from Dunkin and Kevin Garnett you kind of knew the game you got with Rashid. He I thought he was just as talented. But Rashid, you never knew what you were getting goofy your personality. He's one of the best defensive Biggs at his size that position and Tim Duncan. And Kevin Garnett they hated playing she'd he's a night as one of the longest play. Ever, but you never knew what you were getting, but she'd night tonight you did with Dunkin and Garnett. And with the warriors, they don't know what they're getting with Kevin Durant, and they're sitting around talking about it. Are we going to get Kevin? We're not gonna get Kevin. And I think it's playing a psychological effect. So if he returns, I have real doubts he would add anything. And I don't know if I'm Kevin Durant, if I'm not one hundred percent. I'm not sure I would play. So that's kind of my take away. I don't think this is a wildly complicated series. I think you have a series of cluster injuries in your size for Golden State. It's getting Toronto. Maurici baskets, five or six times a night, six or seven times a night. It's getting Golden State. Not that general easy look from Kevin Durant. And that's the difference in this series. And let me shift to this. I think it's been a bit of a dud, not all NBA finals are great. There was the LeBron's first trip against him Dunkin. Listen, there's a reason Hollywood pays movie stars twenty million dollars. Kevin Durant is star. You can't take Kevin Durant Kobe shack. Michael LeBron magic bird. You can't take one of those guys out of a finals and say there's no impact at all the ratings are down about twenty percent. Some of this probably ten percent of its Canada. Obviously Toronto doesn't count for our ratings in another part of it is, we don't have Kevin Durant. I think he's the best basketball player in the world. I was watching the movie yesterday, I like serial killer movies. I'm not going to get into that. But I like I've seen zodiac two or three times zodiacs good movie, the zodiac killer the bay area serial killer. They don't know who it is blah, blah, blah. But the movies are good movie. It's not great. But it's good. It's not it's not like silence of the lambs. It's not that level. But what makes the movie more consumable is Robert Downey, Senate J Jilin halls in it? Mark Ruffalo is in it, and they're like those guys are like venture guys like these guys are great actors right in. So it gives it a gravitas, a feel a bigness that it wouldn't have if it had just kind of dealing actor people, and there's a reason those guys are stars. They feel bigger, you know, every time Mark revolves on the screen Ruffalo, every time he's on the screen. He owns the scene. Like he owned just one of those guys got a lot of texture. He's a very good actor. There's a lot of guys like that for me at Norton Don Cheeto. Ray Liotta their on screen and can't take my eyes off and they just feel big and textured and they made the movie in average script. It's okay. It's pretty good. They make it feel big. And this. Series doesn't feel as big we got no Kevin Durant. But I also think. Take the NFL out of it. Hockey baseball and basketball you could take a third of all those leagues out a third of the franchises it wouldn't affect that at all the league's networks don't even put the bottom third of the NBA on TV the bottom through the hockey and the bottom third of baseball in the NFL outside of two or three Miami is supposed to be the worst team in the NFL. I'll watch they got Josh Rosen. Oh, is the dolphins. So who is in the finals matters in baseball Yankees feel bigger cubs field, bigger dodgers? Feel bigger Red Sox feel in hockey, Chicago Blackhawks feel bigger. If you had like a the Montreal Canadians, or the Detroit Red Wings of the Pittsburgh Penguins. They'd feel bigger in the NBA. It does matter that you have your stars and. You know, that's why the pistons team that the Mavericks team that won this, raptor team will be far more. Forgettable. And so I just think these finals, I it's a bit of a dud, and the ratings indicate that, but, but here's the thing is that I don't blame the players for this because I not lecture. I try not to lecture but I say it all the time evolve watch what's happening to cultures. I said, when I went from the place to FOX, I noticed the culture of podcast and digital YouTube and Facebook was exploding. So when I came over here, my sense, was, I'm just going to grab my surfboard and ride this digital podcast wave and my numbers will increase, whether I did is good a show or a bad show. The numbers are exploding, so I watched the culture, which I consider it a digital. Wave a big podcast wave. I just grab my surfboard boom, take the way, let the work let the culture do the work for you to some degree, right? And I don't blame NBA stars for what I'm about to say because I'd be doing the same thing Kawai Leonard admits yesterday. Yeah. The only reason I'm this good. I took twenty two games off. Kevin durant. Sred Claes hurt. Bogies hurt. If you're an NBA star are you watching this final stinking? I'm not playing eighty two games next year. That'd be stupid. Why would they do that? I mean, we have all over this country and the world, people are talking about a four day, workweek, work, less work smarter work a little longer on a day. But don't work every day work four days a week. That's a real trend. I think in America over the next decade, and I firmly believe in this as a trend for intense days. Give people a Friday off, by the way, all you business people that freak out people are going to shop more, eat more sex. More recreate more spend more, it's great for business. Not bad. It's great. Ask your employees to work ten hours not eight to get Friday off. Guess what? Your employees will be out people coming to your business shopping. So my takeaway in the NBA is, how can players watch this finals, especially star players and not come to this conclusion. I'm taking twenty regular season games off next year. Now, this is not a problem the NFL faces because with only. Sixteen games guys are dying to get on the field when they're hurt and games tend to have more impact but you have an eighty two regular season schedule. And you know, the power in the NFL is in ownership and management and coaching the power in the NBA is the players, especially the star players. And I think you're going to have a little bit of a runaway train that Adam silver noses is coming. That's why Adam silver this year all star break is longer fewer back to backs. Adam silver sees this runaway train coming, it's going to be a real challenge for the NBA, because I think you're James harden, and your LeBron James, and your Kevin Durant, and your Steph curry, and your coli Leonard. I think they're going to look around and go look at these finals Kawais the best player because hope collides not hurt. Colli Leonard came out yesterday. And said the reason, I'm so effective is I took twenty two games off. And this is not the every league has challenges. I think this is going to be a real challenge for the NBA going forward. I think this is going to resonate with players. I think guys are looking around and the regular season which has never been. Watched much to begin with in the NBA. It's pretty much about the play offs the finals and free agency. I think you have a little bit of a trend resonating in this league right now. Guys, are looking at all these guys hurt in the finals, and they're going to say. Oh, what the hell am? I worry about Denver on a Tuesday night. Colline Leonard is now being called the best player in the world. And like the only reason I'm here is I took twenty two games off. So I think that's a little bit. I think the finals is missing stars a little bit of a dud. I do think leagues ebben flow. I mean, the NFL's had a violence problem a CT problem OTA's now there's much less hitting college football during the season, there's almost no hitting anymore. I mean, there's like I've talked coaches across the country. There are like are hitting has just taken off the board in practice. We want healthier kids playing so leagues have challenges. I do think there could be a little bit of a runaway train here on the I'm taking a lot of regular season. Games offer stars because I'm watching this final in my takeaways. Why Kevin Durant plan seventy eight games? What's the point of this? I mean, do you know, do you realize John Goulet told me this this morning? The warriors over the last five years of played one hundred and nine extra games. Well, what the hell you plan? What do you plant in Memphis for in January? Why guys available? So Kevin Durant went through. Full shoot around getting treatment. Now still a game time decision. Steve Kerr says God, I wish they'd just keep it quiet. Play him or not. Good Lord the roller coaster day to day, whether he's flying while he's gone gone through a work. I think the series is over. I don't think Katie coming back is going to change. I really don't. I cannot see the raptors going and losing two home games. I, I mean first of all hard to beat anybody three times in a row. I think the raptors gonna win the series didn't initially but I do. Now, he's short a catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, not AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app. This week on ephemeral. As a kid, FRANZ, leads his father would tell him scary stories before bed only these stories are true. My father was engineer inventor who never really had much used for fairy. Tales. He preferred real life grotesque grease to fiction. It's still at time. I would listen raptly shoe is urban horror stories, which channels filled the dark, Jim around boogeyman and goal. The most Macab. 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Get along with the Rondos bright as hell and he's talking about, it's a fascinating opinion on being with the Lakers this year. And he talked about what happened at the trading deadline when coups Ma Brandon Lonzo Josh their names all showed up in the paper. They're getting traded. He said, listen, every guy in our. Our team. Lebron was their favorite player growing up, everybody had shoes, and they had his jersey biggest fan in the world. It's like you're playing with MJ and then you get there. It's like your mom and dad of that person you looked up to, they don't want. You goes it even freaked out the old guys I'm not going to say a name, but I'm sitting there on the bench for the Atlanta game right before the all-star break. And the old guys Cussing and talk about the situation. I'm like dude snap out of it. This blank is over with, but even veterans were freaked out by it. And I think this is something that in basketball, there's a very unique. Specific culture that doesn't exist in any other sport in America, the shoes, so you start wearing your favorite basketball players shoes when you're seven eight nine. Right. Their thing. You don't work. I've never. You never talk. You never talking about where drew breezy shoes. Russell Wilson shoes or Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks shoes skates. You know, it's not the way it works, maybe in golf a little bit, you use Tigers clubs or whatever. But so at seventy nine years old, you're wearing your idol shoes. So that is a deep visceral emotional connection that you don't have with the wrath -letes. So then you enter the league if you're one of the rare great players, and you're on not only your idols team, but you've been wearing his stuff. So the emotional connection is far deeper and magic in LeBron superstars. I always thought were just way too glib on this trading deadline thing these guys just gotta get used to it. And these guys just gotta get the that's because you've never been these guys you are both into the league. Remember LeBron entered the league as a superstar magic entered the league superstar, a lot of guys Dwayne Wade Marquette, then by your four you're like, oh my God. This kid down in Miami. He's a star. Lebron has distorted fifteen magic was the star eighteen and. So as superstars they just didn't understand. I get it. I mean happened. They didn't understand the magnitude of the players in the room. Everybody looked up the magic and LeBron most of the Braun because of the age remember the NBA and Nike had a be like Mike campaign. There's never been a be like Brady campaign. In fact, if you will get Brady's marketing it's not about you, and I being the same Thomas saying, hey Motlanthe is amazing. I'm gonna live to be one hundred forty if you'd like to join me up on this private jet wearing my hugs in kale pajamas even the mattress Brady. Sells is like the most expensive mattress. Tom is not saying, I'm one of you Tom Brady is saying, I'm living in elevated life. Would you like to come? Join me. It's why I always defend the Tiger Woods. When tight tiger. Woods, never said he was you go look at tiger. Woods was like bre American Express. American Express, is what rich people use. Mastercards what everybody uses when tiger when people said, Tiger Woods, what am I going to tell my kids tell him he's the greatest golfer you've ever watched their your kids? That's your problem. Don't have sex. If you can't handle the parenting, Tiger Woods, never said he was you. He never John Daly said he was you. I drink too much and smoke. When I play golf. That's what I see in public cores. That was his marketing. Now Peyton Manning's marketing is always been Oreos mid size cars. So if Peyton Manning does something I'd be tougher on Tom Brady. He's never done that. I wear eggs. I'm married to a supermodel, would you like to join me on the private? Jet and live to be one hundred and forty then by my book, and go to my age clinics. That's his marketing. And so, in basketball, everybody, shoes, right? They're expensive, but you buy shoes. So all these kids buy shoes, and they're emotionally connected. Lebron Bron comes in. They loved me not really interested in the kids, they're all, like I can trade it down to the neighborhood, and I don't think LeBron ever quite understood that. And I guess you probably wouldn't right because you've never faced it. Lebron didn't come into the I mean he loved Jordan, but LeBron was a superstar sixty be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, nine AM Pacific. All right. We do it on Mondays Colin. Right. Colin wrong. I make a lot of mistakes hold myself accountable. Here we go, where Colin was right. Well, I said the story broke ten minutes after my rant. I said, Mark Stevens warrior owner, you got to kick them out of arenas. And I would have kicked him out of the owner circle. And people say, that's kind of harsh calling. You're overreacting we'll ten minutes later. The NBA dropped a. Hammer on him and said you're out of our arena, and we're giving you the second largest fine ever I still contend that they went on a little light on it. Most people disagree with me, but it is unthinkable to me that in this day and age where everything every piece of video euro was on camera in. I forget, just an arena, a shopping mall, a grocery store, that an owner would not only shove it NBA player, but drop multiple F bombs and the NBA came in harsh not as harsh as I would have. But nonetheless, a lot of youth. Your initial reaction was Colin you're being ridiculous. And the NBA said, no, not really out of arenas for a year second largest fine ever. And I think they got it right. Mostly with Mark Stevens where Colin was raw and I I kept laughing all year about load management. I'm like, who came up with that term? But it's worked load management is what did he just took twenty two nights off? And, you know, an athlete knows his body better than I. I do. I don't think I think going forward, it's problematic for the league to have star sitting out, and I've always contended, the NBA better to sixty games. Sixty five sixty eight game schedule, but the message is pretty clear if you look at these finals give players more time off, and I know that make a lot of money that's baby, the stars ask yourself this with this finals, be better with a healthy, Kevin Durant. Would it be better with a healthy boogie cousins, would it be better with a healthy Klay Thompson? Camman Loney looney. Yes. And by the way, Toronto's guys are all dinged up. So the reality is, I can laugh all I want it load management, colline, Leonard an advertisement. That, that's the future of the NBA, where Colin was right. Carson Wentz got signed two years, early to along contract. Can you stop the Nick foles nonsense? Nick foles is a C, plus B minus quarterback town going to games very, very coach -able. And that's a big thing. I'm not denying that. But Carson Wentz is the future he is the ten year quarterback. I think he's an amazing talent. He's one of four or five. Guys, Patrick Mahomes, you know, like they're just different. He's just physically bigger stronger faster than other guys. And I love this kid when it came into the league and everybody in Philadelphia was pushing back and I was getting a lot of this Nick foles nonsense Fe. Let Nick foles walk and they signed two years early Carson Wentz the eagles. See Winston foles precisely as I see Wentz and foles where Colin was raw the warriors without K D or not competitive, listen. I never said they were better without K D, but I didn't think they were different at different was good enough to win the finals. This isn't really a competitive finals. I think lose tonight. It's not just as scoring his length. I mean the reality is Kevin is the best basketball player in the world. And he's probably the longest basketball player in the world. And Toronto's getting a lot of easy looks down low and, you know, dream on your big boogie cousins, it's really been a disaster match. And, and I do think Kevin Durant alone being inserted in, if he was helping change the series. So. There's two different warriors within without him. The with Kevin Durant can beat everybody though without warriors. Kevin Durant can be Portland and can beat a lot of teams. The you're not beating this Toronto team without Kevin Durant, where Colin was right for Sean Rondo to Rick Bucur confirmed. What we had told you all February March and April is LeBron James never understood the impact of these trade. Rumors Magic Johnson never understood the impact of these trade. Rumors Rhonda was brutally honest to rebuke or saying not only did it affect our young guys. He said in the interview the old guys were all worked up. Lebron was their idol. It's like your mom and dad tell you don't love you can go live with your neighbors. And that's why. You cannot tell me, but if you read your name in the newspaper, and you're twenty one years old, and this is much on magic as LeBron's probably more on magic than LeBron. You cannot tell me a twenty two year old playing for the Lakers being rumored to be headed to New Orleans. Most have never been to New Orleans would not affect the team in Rondo confirms that absolutely did where Colin was raw I've never really trusted Kyle Lowry in the NBA playoffs, but he was very good against Milwaukee, and he's been very solid thirteen point seven assists in this finals had Twenty-three in game three. The also showed restraint and judgment with Mark Stevens. The owner of the one of the owners of the warriors pushing and dropping, f bombs, he's also had guard Steph curry, which is a real assignment Steph had one great game but has not had a remarkable series. And so, you know, I he's a guy that for years and years, I always felt if Lowry was your second best player. You're not gonna win a championship. On this team is probably the third best player. There have been nights, where Serge Ibaka say, all com, Marcus Sullivan, the second best player now as third best player, I can take Kyle Lowry and I think I can get to the finals, but he's been better than I thought where Colin was right. Been complaining about this forever in baseball. Could you guys occasionally have fun? The old unwritten rule. Baseball guy is so tired is so tedious. I'm so over it. So max Bumgarner this weekend. Giants hosting the dodgers MAC Muncie. Hit a ball, six hundred feet into the bay McCovey cove, and admired it for three quarters of a second, and Baumgartner didn't like it ran over to first base chewed him out, and max Muncie said this after the game know hit the ball, and then he yelled at me. He said, don't watch the ball. You run an agile respondent back. You know, if you if you don't want me to watch the ball, you can go get it out of the ocean didn't major league baseball. Do an ad campaign. Lighten up. Let the kids play this continues to be a really bad optic for baseball cranky announcers. Cranky old school unwritten guys. Let people celebrate briefly. A six hundred foot bomb into the ocean, Ken Griffey did it. We were all okay. Very bonds that it and we were all okay, and I grew up and all sorts of stars that it like Reggie Jackson and baseball was more popular than lighten up old school. Unwritten rule baseball, dork, where Colin was raw AJ green is arguably the first or second best wide receiver in the NFL. He's a monster. He said this weekend. I just can't see myself playing anywhere else. With Andy Dalton the Cincinnati Bengals are the third or fourth most interesting football team in their own state. Ohio State football. Cleveland Browns listen. You become the Bermuda triangle of star players. You've disappeared. You're unbelievable. You can't see yourself playing realize that in the hundred and eleven career games, he has sixty three touchdowns when he's healthy. He's a thousand yards guaranteed. He's one of the great receivers, and I'm not joking here in NFL history, AJ green is unguarded dominating player. And he can't see himself playing anywhere else. Yeah. I can with Tom Brady. Get on the phone, where Colin was right. I never bought the old local radio guy, says coli Leonard has bought a house Colli Leonard was asked about buying a house. No, I didn't it hasn't happened yet. No, I haven't bought a house. Sports writers are generally not real estate moguls. I do not buy stories from sports media, and I've seen I don't know three dozen of these in my career. So-and-so coach bought a house in Austin, Texas. That means Nick Sabin is coming here. Know Nick Sabin sent his wife to Austin and made sure the news got ahold of it, so that as athletic director heard that Nick savings Weiss was in Austin, looking at houses, and they gave him a big fat season raise. It is a game. Everybody plays it. There's a reason these stories leak story had no validity. Colin right Colin wrong on a Monday. One more heard heard streams twenty four hours a day, seven days a week within the iheartradio app. Search her to listen live or on demand whenever you lock Shapiro, my new podcast family secrets, just wrapped up its first season, and it's filled with stories about the secrets that are kept from us secrets that we keep from others and the secrets, we keep from ourselves if you've been waiting for the right time to binge them all now's your chance. Check out the episodes, along with bonus interviews and stories and keep an ear out for the next season in August. You can find out more at family secrets podcast dot com, and you can listen and subscribe at apple podcasts, or on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts, the Cowboys and deck. Prescott on the heels of Carson Wentz contract. Quote are not close at a new deal. Everything that I have been told said, Mike Garoppolo of the NFL network said. Garofolo to use me. They're not close. Dax not close Cowboys aren't close not even close on numbers. And here's the thing about Dak Prescott on paper you should pay him on film. You shouldn't right? So on paper he has two division titles. He never misses a start. He won a playoff game. And he's thirty two and sixteen on paper, he deserves thirty-three million a year on film. He deserves about twenty two and a half because he misses open receivers. He's got first round town all around him. His accuracy is hit and miss. He doesn't tell the ball, particularly well downfield and he fumbles a lot kind of small hand fumbles. A and on, on film. He doesn't pop on film Carson Wentz and Patrick Mahomes. Pop. You got pay them on film deck doesn't pop, but his resume that's Popper. And so that's what the Cowboys are at on film. He's a twenty three million dollar quarterback on paper. He's thirty two and a half pay a little more than Carson Wentz. And, you know, you see this in Wall Street on all the time a company by company. It looks good on paper and then this company buys a smaller company, and they get them in house, and they're like, you know, the synergy doesn't work, it's not the same company. You know, we were on the outside looking in, in the con-. I've seen this a thousand times. I mean how many of you have worked at a company that you admired on the outside? Then you've got in the door, and you're like as a lot of stress people aren't happy here Morales. Not good here. Dak is great on paper on film, not quite the same quarterback. I always say this about websites on the outside Twitter. It's so glamorous, Dona website. And then I know three people who have in its ungodly hours, it, never ends like the games never over. The margins are tiny, but some newspaper corporation or TV corporation will spend one hundred million by a website and it's all smoke and mirrors. They don't make any money. I mean, barstool makes a lot of money selling merchandise shirts, and their podcast, their websites, a lot of hours and tiny margin of anything websites are the classic man on just glamour, it then ask people who work on websites. And they're like, yeah. I know the guy that used to run ESPN dot com Chad millman. He's like it. Never ends like there's not there's not like a and the game is over or like as a columnist or wrote a story now, I send it to my editor or we do a show. Join I and it's done at noon Pacific, and we go home like websites are twenty four hour radio show. They never end. And so, I think Dak you've got to figure out the resume on paper says this the film says this and the happy medium is to me if I'm Dallas is probably going to be around twenty eight and a half million which is more than I want to spend but I'll tell you what he doesn't get hurt. And he's great late in games. You can go look at the numbers. If you're close late Dax, one of those guys that place better in crisis. Then he does without. And you've got to pay him be sure to catch live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern, ninety AM Pacific on Fox Sports radio f s one and the iheartradio app. Well, we'll surprise guest today. I came into work in this day, Charles Barkley may call the show said, Chauvel Ryan, I'll take that there's two networks, that have the NBA there's a reason I watched one more than the other TNT because Charles Barkley, he's on a pre and post game show. It's the best thing on television during the NBA season. And he's always very accommodating to the press talks to people all the time, he was a hoot when I covered the NBA in Portland, Oregon, and Charles is joining us Charles, I'm thinking about this with, with K D the other day. If I was katie's agent. I could never tell him go to a worse owner and make less money. I could never tell a player that the idea that Kevin Durant is gonna take less money and go to a lousy owner in New York. If you were katie's agent. What would you tell them to do Charles? You know calling the gal who never won the championship. With the most talent of bailable. 'cause losing stocks moved them sucks. And no matter how much money you make an eastern fake birth back commercials. But, you know, I always, I'm always fascinated with these teams. Because they can bureau round when I got traded to Phoenix. I got Dan barley here. But the ballers got I thought I was in heaven. You know, plant in Philly on news team sucks. Here's being a one man band. That's not a lot of fun. What about collide Leonard in Toronto, where they don't attract free agent? I can win here but I'm going to have to carry the surplus of the minutes in points. What as collide agent would you tell him? Are was staying Toronto 'cause I'm going to own a country after they win the championship tonight. He's got arguably maybe the best to give him in the league. So he's always going to get him players. I mean he's done. He's he might be this respect RC view, Sam pressed, the I think messiah is the best him and the in, in the NBA. He's done a fantastic job, not just this year but because listen. The Rosen firing because of the year with all yet skips to them. Bill out a table as one of the is moved of all time, because, you know here but I was going to be on his bandwagon now, if these not a lost the first or second around play all's he do, we would've been killing him. But now we got the president. 'cause he couldn't kipper Rosen warrant another fifty some games. Got beating the play on a Bill content. I got nothing but respect for that man to put all in the middle of the table. You don't call a west coast be interest. I'm watching all these people talk about for agency. Listen, if you don't get Canaan Ohkawa, you're not really hit the superstar, but what's going to be really interest than none of these guys can go to please by themselves? That's what. What got doing here? But what did you get that guy going to be much better if unless Katie or Kowa? And another gun, you're not going to be in the pedal to for Asia. Just going to be a middle of the road team paying two. Guys back Donaldson. Thank you. Do you think LeBron wakes up this morning? He's got five hundred million dollars net worth a bunch of rings. A great legacy good guy. But do you think he wakes up this morning in? It's sort of bummed. What the Lakers like if he could do. A do over he'd say this doesn't work. Or do you think he, he reached sort of a I'm Michael Jordan may have done this? He kind of reached a mogul stage basketball's big, but it's not everything. How what do you think LeBron thinks about when he wakes up after this past year? Thank me, wakes up and says, I owned a state. When I went back to the to the Cleveland. Lesson is our reticent cuter, and I can just quit. We're on a nugget with they might they might miss me president with other what it cleaves because listen, go to the Lakers. I don't think that was the basketball decision dumb. Dumb from life. He would go learn the business model for Bajic. And I think he made a mistake going to the Lakers, he posting. Yeah. I think you're right. Load management. I don't like it. But man, Charles Colli, Leonard looks healthier than these warriors is the future of the NBA guys saying on taking twenty games off in the regular season. If we have our stars taking twenty games all the NBA won't be around. We can't be paying for the fifty sixty million dollars and out twenty game figure the best players. That's not fair to the game is not fair to the fan. Listen awhile, Colli is the perfect superstar. He's a notes Rimma. He just wants to play basketball. He's looked first of all, he's looking at nothing. Nothing in gangs, and third, but you've risen apart. We can't have co where. Oh boy. Janas now twenty games year, but it's not gonna work this summer fun natural stuff overall the NBA I am. I've been lucky Charles. I've worked at good companies with good bosses, and I've always felt my career to some degree a large chunk of it, at least half is, I've been well managed and well represented. I would struggle to play for James Dolan. I would struggle to play for Phoenix. I don't trust the ownership when you look back at your career did you value that? Undervalued overvalue it because at colline Leonard boy that Toronto's well run, I'd have a hard time leaving a well run team. What do you make of the owner playing a part in the free agent decision? Well, if they could couple of things I'm on, don't sell yourself, short, you best stuff for a long time for a reason that takes talent. You. I mean seriously, though, you, you, you need to Pat yourself on the back. When you able to run shallows and people know who you are the longest spirits appearance time you very talented. Hey, we've obviously into flash pan, but you've had a great amazing career of that, number one patches that for the back I've been blessed I had good honors and fairly Phoenix and Houston. To me that the one thing that would concern me. I know if you go to Phoenix. The people who run the organization through the town. I would have to sit down with meals, Scott Harrison weight or y'all Baker this visit, you know, clearly you got we all got issues with Dolan. But my number one concern with the is you let these guys do to sell off because, you know how stone speed crew grant HALE, and those guys Roberts Farber comes of two and three in the morning talked about free. Like, are you kidding me? This is founded. The creative hasn't credit. And the owner is covered in house at two in the morning. Cry to make pre and you can have the owner doing that. So yes that does a concern. What, what Phoenix I don't wanna stays in a out of it. I, I gotta be honest with you. I'm a big steam, meals say. Say what you nothing to bug me about this whole thing. Get impudence. Carla. I can't whenever we get to the point what we let these teams. Tuck it needs to put all their in the free agent basket does not enough for Eaton's running. That's what it's going to be really interested in this number Tony twenty seconds, Charles twenty twenty listen. No, no. We can't let who's just up wait the race about creates every, that's not a good business. I totally agree there and Danny Shapiro, my new podcast family secrets, just wrapped up its first season, and it's filled with stories about the secrets that are kept from us secrets to keep from others, and the secrets, we keep from ourselves if you've been waiting for the right time to binge them all now's your chance. Check out the episodes, along with bonus interviews and stories and keep an ear out for the next season in August. You can find out more at family secrets podcast dot com, and you can listen and subscribe at apple podcasts, or on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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"Sit down show. Freddie, Bruce junior hanging out with us today till seven o'clock Byron Scott gonna join us in a second. I wanna talk to FREDDY about e w which is a new wrestling. Get outta here on air. Yeah. You and Michael Thompson, the only ones. Got any love for the for the, the blood sweat, and tears. Which is the art of professional. I do love it. I'm I'm curious to see we talked about it briefly before their last pay per view. Yeah. Chicago goal was poo pooing it. He basically sat minor leagues. And I'm like they got a lot of good stars on there. Yeah. My Michael's incorrect on that. But their women's division still is lacking. They need time to build that up. It's still new, and they're not always going to be able to do Cody versus dust. Yeah. Which is the most amazing match ever, but that should be great because they've had both their lifetimes to create it. Yeah. But you can only get that two or three times before it becomes what everyone hates about WWE, which is the same match every time. Right. Right. So as long as they just got a TV deal. And so in a year time, will tell I hope they compete. We don't know. We'll see can the raptors in warriors. Make it competitive can the warriors get back in this other raptors now in charge. We'll ask our man Byron Scott three time champion with your Los Angeles Lakers, who joins us year Byron. There's so many things from that game yesterday that are interesting before you even get to the actual game. You got all this beyond say, stuff with Lakers wife. You got Kyle Lowry and one of the minority owners and then clay didn't play like crazy, like the, the beyond say thing, Freddie and I were talking about it like Byron people have lost their mind where they're making death threats to Joe lake ABS wife because they thought that she was quote unquote infringing on Jay z like is just crazy. The world we live in. You know, I it's some of his is just playing Larry's, you know, when you look at all the antics that are going on and what people are thinking you know beyond they can't come to a game and sit in the front row. Well, something, but some type of drama I mean she just wants to watch basketball game obviously, and I is crazy takes away from the actual game itself of fortunately and you gotta, you know, again and I know we'll talk a little bit more about just but you gotta get Toronto, a lot of credit for coming in there and winning that game. And Golden State is, is, is a walking wounded animal right now and they just gotta get healthy, you know, for this to really be a series because they can't win this series with just, you know Steph curry having to put up forty plus points. And you know, two other guys aren't good enough, and that's not knock on their role players. But that's not what they're used to. They used to coming in and trying to hold only not trying to get a lead. You know. So I it's crazy that all this stuff is going on. We forget about there is an actual game NBA. Finals? That is happening right now Byron. You've been in a lot of finals. And I'm sure you've been hurt in plenty of them. And you've had teammates that were hurt to the point where they couldn't play. Clay is supposed to play in game four at what point like how much pain does a hamstring. Do I guess what? I'm trying to get to e missed a whole finals because he blew out a hamster. That's what I'm saying. At, at what level are you more detrimental on the court then being off the court because it looked like Klay was going to check himself into the game last night. He looked so mad. You know what you could tell it was killing clay to be sitting there. You know, you know, when you're sitting there in uniform, and I don't know if he had this whole uniform on, but I'm, I'm sure he probably didn't knowing that he wasn't gonna play, but he wanted to sit on a bitch and support his teammates. But you can see he was fighting it fits. He just wanted to be in there, so bad because he knows how important and how valuable he is to assess go and say, warriors. So, you know, I've had hamstring problems in my career, you know, just like Georgia, where I'm visiting tire series because I had a partial tear and for him to be in the organization as well saying that he's good to go game four. I'm almost like, are you serious because of the fact that I've had hamstrings, I know how tricky are he's going to be favoring that hamstring tomorrow night, if he plays like everybody says he is right now. But I don't think he can be a detriment right now to the team him being out there if he's not limping around these moving pretty good. If he's moving just decent just ability to have him out. There knowing that he can knock down shots if he's given time is gonna give them a big booths. You know, they just got to get healthy. I mean that's the biggest thing right now. And if clay can be out there in game four it, obviously gives the team a big big boost, especially for their morale because right now I think they're little bit down because of all injuries that they've had we know Andrea Gonzales completely a hundred percent healthy as well. But who is at this particular time in the season, there's really no come Kawai Leonard, you know, still is not moving great. You know, he's moving much better than he did the Milwaukee series. And I think those days off has has definitely helped him, but I, I would say of CLYDE, I if Claes able to play tomorrow is go get a team a big morale boost. And I think that might be just enough to carry them over and win game four you're talking about morale. What were what was the Lakers mindset when guys like you were out for a series or in Detroit when worthies hit win? Like what is the? Mentality at I know we, we say all the right things. I k- it's next man up. But I wonder if you could talk about what you guys went through, and his a comparible to what they're going through. Oh, absolutely. Compare what they're going through. And it is that, that old saying next man up. But sometimes that makes that next man is not capable of doing the things that, that guy who went out capable of doing. There's nobody on your team escape doing Kevin Durant us, you know. And I don't think there's really anybody on their team besides the guys just playing like Steph and me when they're when he's healthy that can do two things Klay Thompson could do. There's nobody in his lead as good as catching and shooting the ball like Klay Thompson. So you you're gonna you're gonna say the right thing as a coach say the right things as a player. But, you know, I, I knew when I went down, we still had a chance to win the championship with magic went down and all that. That's our back court when he went down under. We were dead meat. I did I, I knew we were dead meat. You know. And I think guys Golden State, you know last night, they felt you know if we if we could still this game that would be great. We can go up to one because we're missing two thirds of our starting lineup in two of our best, you know. Scores in two of the best scores in his leave when you're talking about Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant. So you'll like you say they're go to say all the right things. But I think you know, from, from mentally from a mental standpoint, they knew that they were going to have a hard time beaten Toronto in Toronto played, you know, good or even, you know, they knew they couldn't beat him, if they play great with those two guys out Byron Scott with us here. Three time champion with your Los Angeles Lakers, friend of the program, of course, a couple of quick ones for me before we let you go with Kawai. And what he's doing. I know it's we're all guessing here on this stuff. But how difficult do you think it will be for him to leave Toronto now that they've reached these heights, and they could potentially win a championship? Jordan. I thought it was gonna be difficult if they if they got to the Eastern Conference finals. I thought it was gonna be the more difficult if they got to the NBA finals having a two one Lee right now. Let's say let's say hypothetically, that goes, they wins this, this series, I think goes to win this series and six. So let's say they win and six or seven game. I think it's gonna be extremely difficult for him to leave knowing that they're that close in Toronto. They can add another piece of two in obviously, that's probably going to be the pitch number one. We can get your next year. We can give you more money than anybody else. Number two, we're going to add another piece to the puzzle this summer, and we think we have a better chance of winning the championship next year. So I think those two elements alone with the fact that the fans in Toronto at been unbelievable in the way they've treated him the way they've been priced him. You got, you got restaurant owners telling him, he can eat there for life, you know, if he stays, you got guys that are giving him a pin house to live in if he stays. I'm just waiting Georgia. Somebody to say we we're, we're going to give you are jet remainder career if you stay here, Toronto would it to us at any time that you want. I'm just waiting for somebody to Toronto and come up with that. But I, I think just the way that they treated him the wave everybody's been braced him. Obviously he is. He is the man in Toronto right now being able to take these guys to the final. So I think it's going to be difficult for co. I'd leave last one the cow Larry situation, the gentleman that shoved him when he jumped into the stands to save the ball. Mark Stevens was a minority owner for the warriors, I said earlier today on TV that I thought that Adam silver should make him divest. His ownership that he should be gone from the ownership group. He has didn't do that. But he did ban him for a year and hit him with a five hundred thousand dollar. Fine. How do you feel about the way that the Commissioner handled it? I think Adam had it extremely well, there's no room for anything. I don't care if you're a minority, owner artist my, my Georgie owner to push a player, you know. I mean I obviously cow Lori is one of those aggressive guys go after everything he went after the ball and then all of a sudden he gets pushed by owning most players probably swung on that owner swung on that person that pushed them, you know what I mean. Yeah. You gotta give college a lot of a lot of respect for being to restrain himself from doing this, but I think Adam Sandler would Adam silver did was exactly right, banning finding and then. Hey, let's keep playing basketball. There is got three time champion Los Angeles Lakers friend of the program. Byron, always a pleasure, sir. Thanks for making time for us, your anytime a man take care. There is southern California's. Oh, yeah Inglewood. That's our man. That's right. I am by the way, Adam Sandler would hit that guy with a golf. He did you would absolutely. I coming up next. I want to get into the dodgers should they add some of the help. That's available out there in free agency, already missed one of them. All right. We'll get to that back in four minutes and thirty seconds, shut up to house highlights who created this song that was funny, guys. That was funny. You'll how highlights that kid has been that kid. He built something cool that Turner bought which is awesome. That's what these content creators need to be doing so many of them are just. Sort of making money off other people's work, which, I guess you could argue but this guy is kind of at least putting some art into and some creative expression into. I like that. Yeah. For sure there's no doubt the ultimate troll move for Drake would have been to go to that game. And where Kevin Durant jersey. Yeah. Why MB nigger Knicks jersey, Kevin Durant? He should have been cheering Golden State. I'm never losing, I would say this. I am a little disappointed. I've said this before that I think Drake should go on the road. Like Spike Lee should go on the road, man. Yeah. Is the different time though? Now, different time spike was doing when there was no social media. Right. That's when he was the loudest right in most heard in most relevant. Yeah. Social media is a different beast is just a different beast altogether. He goes there, someone pours a beer on him. That's social media's the next forty eight hours and then we're making a joke rap about him getting a beer poured on his head. Yeah. He don't want that kind of embarrassment. He's trying to embarrass others. Don't wanna get I guess, that's fair social media is all about. America's funniest home videos. But dead in your face, I guess. That's fair. I feel like he's sitting in the front row. Like I feel like he'd be okay protected. The last guy in a furrow was assaulting MBA players. That's true or no. Crazy in every read is true, the dodgers, I wanted them to get cred kimbrel. You clearly did to just on your reaction before we went to break. Oh a good poker player. Yeah. New. That was rough. That was look the NFL central is really the only division that's put a little sting on the dodgers. Right. The cubs just got better. And they were already getting better. They worked out all that stuff at the beginning of the year. They were bad at the beginning. But now they're good. One of my best. Friends is a cubs fan. Unfortunately, most of my friends are from Chicago. They're not as hardcore fan, as my best friend. But they're also I know a lot about the Cubbies. This was the last thing we needed them to get and why not give the guy three years. Why not give him three years? Well Ramona was on your few weeks ago. We were talking about this and at the time, there was the compensation, but that no longer was in play. And the cubs pounds immediately the first day there was no compensation involve. And Ramona said that her understanding within the organization, the dodgers organization was that, there are a little worried about Ken lease feelings in that situation. That's so you need to be concerned with his health, you need to be concerned with the way he wasn't able to perform at the start of the season because of that health issue, probably slowing down spring training form a lot, right? Not feelings, man. Like that's he's still the closer. Yeah. He's still the closer. You could have had kimbrel in the setup role. I mean, Zach Britton in the guy three years and the money, he wants he'll be in your setup role and kenley Jansen, not the closer forever. Yeah. And Zach bream not even meet the closer next year. Zach Brinton is the Cl it used to be the closer in Baltimore for at fifty saves one year. And he's the setup guy New York to our oldest Chapman fifty-six doesn't impress dodger fans. We had gone. Yeah. Sorry. Fifty still pretty damn good. Okay that fifty Bugs Bunny change. You didn't do you? I someone was asking me today, like should they go after Dallas kaikal? I don't think they need Dallas kaikal though. I mean, I guess if you want more depth than you're starting pitching. But that's the way they got plenty of depth will the depth. They usually get his injury prone depth because it's more Ford, -able, right? Right. Because you you're taking a risk. So the money's lighter. And then, but they've got burned on that in the past. Yeah. So maybe they would change course, but they don't seem to be the kind of organization that does that they have their philosophy. They believe in walkability just had eleven strikeouts. The rue has been fantastic. Snuggle star look are starting pitching is the best in baseball even my ADA. Yeah. My ADA, yeah is playing great ball and against a team that he doesn't usually play well against Arizona. He looked good in that too. We just couldn't hit right in that last game went buys blue that well, but I'm just saying my aid is usually a guy who was going to give up runs to AirAsia. He just has he doesn't have. It doesn't have a good record there. Any even he stayed strong in that? You know what I mean he gave us four starts in a row that were just as strong as that. And that's our last guy. So dodgers has been steady. Right. And Buehler's a beast, like everything is grooving, right? Open. Though, that someone asked me, I'm like, yeah, but you needed to go after kimbrel made way, more sense. You could give him three years. Yeah. You made more sense, and especially with our boat like the highest thing is such a crazy thing here in L A. No one outside of Los Angeles knows who Pedro by right? But it's a love. Eight thing is such a gut shot triggered reaction when you hear the name because we've seen so many by the way, just even more so meaningless games that he's blown that didn't mean anything. Right. And then he was so good last year. And well not all the time. Well, no, but he but he was mostly really good land in the regular send previous year. He was terrible around ten now, he's back to being kind of a coaster again. It's tough. It's people if you're not a dodger fan, you just don't get this. But we have such an emotional reaction this guy. I mean Greg Bergman literally hates him hates everything. But that really hates him. He's angry, Greg, that we used to have this guy back in the days. Name is Jessie Orosco, and he, he was like one hundred twenty. Seven years old. He was the lefty specialist, right? He had that same kind of emotional connection, LA only. You always loved him. No matter what even if he gave up the hit everybody always loved him and biased matter what it's the exact opposite is literally, if, if, if, if a Roscoe is superman than Byas Zahed as far as like dodgers fans authored. He's like the op the exact opposite. Let me grab Salomon in lake Balboa. He wants talk dodgers. What's up Salomon? Yeah. Thank god. Here's the thing with kimbrel go into to the Cubbies. You know, they mentioned h hit politics today, because, you know, he's back in Arizona, and I kinda went who did they really need to spend money on that guy. That's what they should have spent money on him was relief pitching. Hello. They didn't need another outfielder. Yeah. They, they did it. 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Valvoline, nice Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles according to Adam Kaplan of the NFL network has signed an extension through twenty twenty four no dollar figures as of yet. So I'm sure Jared Goff is kind of, like eight was up y'all go pay me or what they've been saving money for him. They picked up the fifth year option. But this dude yet, but I'm sure they're going to talk to him and say, look, we picked up the fifth year option because and it'll be like an Aaron Donald kind of thing, we're gonna get a deal done. Yeah. They've saved money in other places to pay those most important spots. They'll take care of my we'll say this. They Philly better finish first in their division, man they're gonna kill it. They are. They're kind of stinks. I mean, the Cowboys are their only real competition Cowboys, I think, I'll take him the there's a lot, of course in wins. Men what has he done? I'm just not in. On deck. This is not my I get that I wouldn't argue that button, he's going to have healthy people who aren't on suspension right around him. Right. As long as is healthy the Cowboys are then they'll I think they'll win the division. But if but if Philly doesn't they're going to kill him out there, they're going to kill him. Congrats. I'm got homeboy got his money yet. But I am curious to see how would that means for Jared Goff? Now less need Sean McVay on the Clack. You think but there's not gonna be any holdout situation or anything like that. No way. No. They're already, not a yes. So, yeah. I think he's just gotta suck it up this year. Right. And just kind of deal with it. And I'm sure they're telling him everyday. Don't worry. We're going to take care of you Europe. Venus will handle things. The mic Venus. I appreciate you. Buttering me up your you remember when we had Snead on last time I was here. Yeah. Laugh, he dropped like football knowledge. Loved old buddies business. You you are now a Rams fan. All of a sudden it until the XFL comes that I'm gonna XFL on going to a game. Look that guy was so cool and so smart. And you know, I have daddy issues because I didn't have one grownups. I like a lot of role months. I would literally was like my pops itchy about football quarterback in the NFL. Like look guys, we have to engage on the blocks. We can't be reactive we have to make them reactive, or I didn't like you're so smart. Or at the very least you would have been the Keanu Reeves character, and the replacements, man way you make. I'm trying to be pretty Sneed. The low man making me the footsteps on footsteps, who's the best court movie quarterback. Probably Adam Sandler. So prison, bromine, Willie Beamon. No, he wasn't the best. He's a rookie. Yeah, he threw up like Donovan, McNab, Ricky Burt Reynolds was good Burt Reynolds was good. He was good. That's a great question. Who is the best quarterback in a movie was Nick. No, Nick Nolte was a tight end or receiver. I think fast you be was north Dallas. Forty Nick Nolte. Yeah, yeah. He wasn't the QB. Yeah. Let me see best movie QB's ever, NFL dot com. Did this in two thousand twelve okay? What do you got? What do you got? All right. So they've got. That's funny, uncle Rico at twenty four from Napoleon dynamite. Come on, man. That's not great, not a great place to start. But it's funny at least yeah it's all right. Let's go to the top of the list top. Dennis Quaid was also in the same one as Stephen Willie Beamon. Yeah. Flash. Gordon. Sam Jones apparently had a more mandate, but the movies flash, Gordon. It's not like there's football Johnny Utah, Kiana Reeves point break. But. Of seen. There's he's a quarterback their self Seth Maxwell, north Dallas fort. Yeah. Oh he was a quarterback. Shane Falco Reeves, Keanu, top four on telling you, you were not in it. And I said, you could have been at the replace my protest the whole list, you can't have a guy named footsteps in the top four quarterbacks guys. Good Joe Cain. Craig Sheffer is over a grand. Yeah. Ula. Jimmy looked like a college quarter, by the way, that movie is really good way. Underrated still hold up. It died in the box office. I don't know why. No one saw it became a cult classic after that movie. So good. Yes. Dead on absolute. I remember the character's names in that. Like, I remember the cast like that movies, strong, the program back, you'll remember necessary roughness boy, I love that movie when I was a kid Clerval the big Samoan. Yeah, but joke. Yeah, your mom Newmont of the slender. That's right. Mom, slender pool such a great name, and then he would protect Kathy Ireland, who was the kicker tone were. They'll never touch you. Yeah. Yeah. Cushman Jerry Maguire, though. I don't think we saw him. Throw very much. Yeah. That doesn't count Dennis Quaid Bruni in any given Sunday. That's what yeah. That's what I said, but he got replaced by beaming. Yeah. I don't think he can even be this demon Willie Beamon. Nicole, her seemed like they want to chime in on this. Yeah. No, I'll let y'all decide. Shane Falco was a good pool by me for you, footsteps. I think you'd be good at you. Would've been a good Shane Falco. You got me either afraid to get tackled or pupil on the sidelines. Valco man, man. No. What year was that movie? Mate doesn't matter. No. That's in your wheelhouse. Now a pitcher now he's a critic. Right. Wasn't that in the same era? Yes. General region. Critic? I love those vanderbeek was a quarterback all that's right. That's a good one. Let me be vanderbeek. We're doing better than Vander. No. He did a good job in that. He was fine. But gimme gimme what was the famous line in that movie vanderbeek as I don't want your life. You see you share that desk rose killed. I don't want Joe allows you guys Sodano just Tyke on your boy was voy- me recipes was in that movie of the Walker. He's your friend, your friend friendly. Yeah. We're closer. I wish we were right? Scott Caan homeboy. He might. Yeah. So you see you could've been. You can said it. I like I like yeah. That blue blue varsity blues lately be that guy. Okay, fine. He wants scared footsteps. He wasn't behind him ox. He was bowled Johnny Carson deal with Jon Voight daily. Are you kidding? It was a pain in the ad a jumped off a cliff in real life. Johnny. Yeah. Johnny. Mocks mocks, Gerald in Valencia. Hey, what's up? What's up? Are you guys talking about a famous or best movie quarterbacks? I'm gonna take you back a few years, remember back in the early eighties late. Seventies, we'll be called heaven. Can wait Jess Fadi with your in bay? Yes. Any wanted his life back? Joe any a gun on his side, like Brett farve against the raiders back in the day. Remember what Brett farve lost his father anywhere any played the raiders and be an ex raiders fan does name hurt. But I still had like Monday night football. Yeah. Through like twenty seven touchdowns. Six thousand yards and just shoot us up. And I was like, man, I got to kind of have looked for the guy. I saw his dad catch two of those pets, John Ireland, just Texas. He he says that you shouldn't undersell Johnny Utah and point break. But they only given the beach scene, but he was nasty, though, Ireland's not wrong. I think about that scene. It didn't even need like a montage music song, behind just scored music. And he was just throwing left, and I'm a lefty, right? He was just throwing left hated ball, sees home saying, Chris and riverside guide. Chris, hey, got I haven't heard it yet helped me if you've seen it, though. But Reno high tower Kurt Russell the best of times, nineteen eighty Aw. Oh, yeah. Young. I'm I'm ashamed. I am shamed that I didn't say that. I'm a huge Kurt. Russell, mark. Big trouble in little, China is like one of my top five most. Joe? Big trouble in little China. Have you seen that movie might have not have to? You're missing out. No joke. It was on cable, like like a month or two. And I came across it, and on, like Cinemax, and I was like I'm in, and I watched it, I'm telling you doesn't hold up the same, but still awesome holds up in a different way. It's corny and campy the way women still love showgirls. Yes. Because it's like horrible. It's so good. It's so bad. It's good. Yeah. That's like big trouble for guys. Like I know you're not going to like it. But just watch it. Anyway. Coming up next. We didn't do the LeBron. Steph thing that was happening on social media. We'll do that next. We'll take some more of your calls, and we'll get to what's trending, Freddie. Chris junior hanging out down show, ESPN LA sonata show here on ESPN LA. Freddie, prince junior here who was the quarterback in Friday night, lights. You couldn't have played him. He got hit a lot a lot. That's true. It was punchy by the second act. Yeah. Jason's treat you won't be. That's a great quarterback. That is a great. That is a great, great to be the guys. Get jacked up her or Pukhan knowing me to be like the cool guided wins the game and gets the guy was okay with you, being mocks. Yeah. You were okay with take back. I'll take it back. You nailed the line. Everyone got that line everyone can do that one. I love that. He did a commercial about it like a year or two ago. Whatever was eating. What? I'll look it up in one of the brakes, but he did a product ad or he did that he said, I don't want your lab. That's money. That's like when MacAulay did his his home alone bitch. Speaking of MacAulay, your boy, they went back. Well, not went back, but he had some fun at Drake's expense. Sharp as attack always has been his troll game has been next level for for over a decade. I've been playing board games and video games with him for almost twenty years. That's exactly how he is for whatever reason, whenever we play all we do is trying to kill each other and destroy one another just because for some reason, it makes me feel better to kill him than anyone else game. So to see him get to go in like that. Like that's his wheelhouse. And if anyone would have tried to clap back, he would have owned them because that's his wheelhouse. I loved seeing that, man, it was Chevron Roberts. Young lady tweets us says that you and I are giving her life with this convoy of best TV movie cubeys. Conversation. Well, we're about to take your life because now we're on talk LeBron stuff yet show. Here's the deal. Here's what happened yesterday before we get to what's trending so yesterday, amongst the million things that were going on, on social media yesterday between the beyond safe thing. And, and the Kyle Lowry thing. Right. So what I noticed was, you know, LeBron is, I would say Kobe was the first guy I thought in the NBA that had like just Kobe fans people that weren't necessarily Laker fans but we're Koby fans right? Right. Okay. And LeBron has that to where he's got people who are. And that's like a younger generational thing. I believe it's not like younger people are more into because of all the player movement. I get it. You know they, they like a player instead of a team, so like LeBron fans have jumped from Cleveland and Miami to Cleveland LA. There is a group of LeBron fans. So Kobe I thought initially started that trend and LeBron kind of became the next iteration of that, and what I noticed was yesterday on social media, because a lot of it was getting re tweeted on my timeline, was people who are LeBron fans just taking joy and real glee in the fact that, quote, unquote. Oh now Steph knows what it feels like to have no help like LeBron after yesterday's data was, that's what was on your timeline was everywhere. Look at you social media little just goblins look at you guys taking so much joy. That's so crazy to me. I wouldn't even think that would be a story less. Absolutely. It became a thing where last night, I'm scrolling through social media. I'm watching sports center and Scott van pelt on. And you know, he's having the guys on or whatever. And I'm watching I'm going through my Twitter, and I'm like pan. There's a lot of this poppy. I guess a one whatever then there's like two. I saw like seven of them, and I'm like, different people, by the way. And I'm like this is crazy. This is a thing. Do you guys not think that stuff's not been on bad teams or he was the only good player? And the only reason they could get as far as they got. But then ultimately couldn't succeed. Did know and watch him at Davidson, right? Like gimme a break when he had Montiel's like knows how this goes like every player knows how it goes. This is just this is that America's funniest videos stuff like ha ha look at you. You get to fail. Now ha like is that Steph curry isn't evil? He's not cruel. He's not a drug addict, he doesn't do anything. Wrong could be like the nicest athlete we ever had. He shows respect on the court. I know he dances, and shimmy. Sometimes when he when he suits basket. But there's boxers when you missed they look at where your punch might have land, bright it. Yeah. That's the generation were in rid Laxman that guys cool. I'm not a Golden State fan. I love Steph curry nice, right? Loves this hard, not to, like, I hope he scores zero points has thirty turnovers every time he plays the Lakers, but it's not a ha. Now you know how it feels like. What are you, I get it? I get the hardcore fans there. I worked in the wrestling business, and I get how you have to have that kind of anger, and you're the wins and losses affect whether you have a good or a bad day. I know New York Jets fans like I literally affects their whole Sunday. They win their too great mood. If it's not they beat though, kids is one of those look, my cousins one of them. His got bigger hits back. Puerto. Ricans are crazy. Listen, I know my people. But yeah man like. So we got this now. So we got into this conversation today, and I hope maybe the Latino audience can help you whether you're Mexican or Guatemala, or Peruvian or Ecuadorian, whatever own door, and I say that white people that's like their Goto song when they don't know anything like little Bumba. No, no. That's like older. Like, if you're lying, almost my age. Forty okay okay, forty it's. Yeah. They know this song that they're like, oh, swell. Right now. Like the new white people Spanish song is despacito, skewer, sure. So am I missing other. So if my Latino brethren can help here and sisters can help here feel free to chime in with a white songs that white people like that are in Spanish, and the associated with the best way to identify this. Angelenos is at the stoplight, right? If you hear them singing along, how bad does it hurt your ears? Yes, here, white people sing Spanish music, when they don't even know the words mean. It makes me wanna dance sports radio, and there's other white people. Look at Mike. Mike's Mike's black not Hispanic just none Latinos, none Latinos. But for me it's wipe. In the eighties. It was like a glorious stuff on that song. Come on. Come on. Benny long in the eighties. It was that what else my gym? Then it was in, then it was Lebombo. Right. Also in that. Shortly after Congo gypsy kings have to be in that conversation. Macarena michelina early nineties early to mid ninety Ricky lake ninety swab into. Thousand swimming. I think why people just like saying, suave events men thing now, does Rico Swamy count. Ooh. That's a good one too early nineties Gerardo. Yeah. Gerardo. You guys remember. Loss Angeles Olympic Games opening ceremony. You guys remember that? No, I don't remember that you don't know that in eighty four he was leading the break dancers in the opening ceremony. This is way before he became anway before I didn't know that this dude would pop lock with a stack of quarters in his mouth, and he would hit so hard to quarters would rattle and that was the beat that he would get people to like pop lock to. That's how sick he was at break dancing. Yeah, man. So eighty four shutout that I'll freighter. I'm bill. What's the song of radio? What's up family doing? I know you mentioned that, you know, anyone under the age of thirty likes, you know, whatever psalms that song, I was thinking about was daddy, yankee's Scott. That's a good way to show in New York, especially. Kate Maki K, who works for spectrum just sent me that on Twitter, the daddy, Yankee gasoline, is, is the son that white people Latino. They can actually get two words in a row. It happens to be the same more, but they all get to go. Gossow salute. Only. You're the man. Thank you, buddy. Appreciate it. We'll get to more of these songs in a moment. We'll get right back to its. I love it. Let me what's trending? You're listening Caspian Los Angeles, Freddie prince junior. Mark Cuban has been out there discussing something that Adam silver put out recently about the start times, and how the west coast teams may have to adjust their star types now, people like me, who work in the media, like John Ireland who works basketball games and Michael Thompson, as we know who works basketball games. You know. Yes to stay up late at night. These which means he has to do some of these habits that he doesn't like a love me. Some coke. Speaking about that kind of coke, not that kind won't disrespect Coca-Cola. Uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That kind of coke everyone here knows I'll fight for Michael Thompson straight up. So they love the idea of like a six o'clock or six thirty start. But I just don't think any of that is feasible, so anyway, Mark Cuban's, like, yeah I'm with. I'm Suber west coast deal with it got to start earlier. And I'm like, dude, has, like, maybe I don't know. I haven't been to Portland in rush hour. I don't remember you know, like some of these cities outside of LA, but, like like we worked in downtown LA trying to get to a game at six o'clock at Staples Center. Right across the street would be virtually impossible, there would be nobody there. People already give us grief for not getting there until halfway through the first quarter already, and call us fake fan like people wouldn't be there till half-time and getting into the games. Look, I'll say this. If he SPN is gonna show to west coast more love, because we put our games on earlier than it's worth set of ignoring us. And it allows more the athletes to get into set all star games because they actually get some sunshine, then cool, but that ain't gonna happen. You wanna talk. Conspiracies is a east coast conspiracy as far as what he is being puts on TV and it's against west coast team, which is why for those, you'll get mad that you feel like I've been planted here by an alien. I'm actually on television espousing the fact that this is ridiculous that these kind of things are nonsense that there's no chance yet game at six o'clock. He's gonna happen. Hey crystal stay up later. Keep a guy there on staff that does all the sweet highlights for west coast teams till three A M. It's not gonna cost you that much money you, just fired half your staff anyway last year. So bring one in, that's what you get. I'm part time. What you do. I didn't say any of that. For you. Right. So, so anyway. Yeah. I just think that's ridiculous. Like what is the earliest could you do? Six thirty. Like, do you think six thirty would be doable? You could do anything. But if you want people to be able to get to the game that's just that's crazy. Seven we don't have the public transportation in place here. No to we built the city I guess you can't do that. We're trying to do subways after the fact that just doesn't was, maybe seven there do seven seventy seven would be, I think, positive earliest, but a lot of people, you know, they're not getting out of work till five thirty that gives them ninety minutes to get to the game off, yet and Mark Cuban you. You know what the hell you're talking about Texas is, you know, that city they're all the suburbs are smaller, and it's easier to get to L as a mess, man. Yeah, we're not a city where a bunch of small towns that are poorly connected. It's tough. So we were talking about Steph curry earlier. Mark Jackson on yesterday's broadcast interrupted might brain when Mike Breen said, arguably the greatest shooter of all time and said, no, Mike. He is the greatest shooter of. All time. Do you believe that that is not debatable at this stage because I, I agree. I don't think it's debatable anymore because yes reality may have sweeter, stroke or Reggie Miller in his meter stroke. It looked coolest looks more like prototypical. Right. Okay. But that's not an argument. I know. But what I'm saying is, when you think about the, the end is, what Mark's point was, which is I agree with, if you look at the way Steph shoots catch and shoot off the dribble, and it doesn't matter the situation, he can shoot it from anywhere. Regardless of the situation may, it's what makes him. It's not debatable. The greatest shooter of all time. Are you do you buy that it's not debatable? I one hundred percent by it not debatable. You can say that Reggie or Ray could shoot just as good as him if you want. And then I'll say right, but he can create his shot anyway, he wants. Anyway, that's available on the basketball court to create a shot. He can do that. And neither of those other guys can't is there any other sport where like the spot is not. Debatable like the first one that comes to my mind is like wide receiver Jerry Rice, everyone, just always like oh, Jerry Rice, greatest riders. He revolt on. Yeah. I mean, I'm more Randy moss guy just really, you think that's debatable. Yeah, I do. Because there wasn't a pass that if you just simply threw up that a guy could get instead of him, he was such a freak of nature. He was taller bigger stronger. I don't know if he was faster, but he could catch a ball anywhere. Jerry used to us referees a lot as a pick against his defender, because there's a lot of crossing routes exam. Randy wasn't doing as many of those I always liked rainy more. I'm not saying he's better. But I certainly like him more than more than Jerry Rice. It might just be because I hate everything San Francisco. Well, there's that too. Lastly, dark Phoenix comes out tomorrow on national Donut day since I early on national Donut day with some donuts thinking it was today, but are you in on dark Phoenix? Like just an extension. We cook one every year. Yeah. It's twenty minutes of power. Sophie Turner from game of thrones. Yes, is the character, we cook it at about two hundred degrees. Yeah, no I don't I I'm not big into men anymore. I haven't been for a long time. I mean. This one, though. I think I it looks interesting to me. There hasn't been an X men movie that I've liked in a very, very long, Disney's. Now taking over the franchise here pretty soon. I don't believe it was on this one, though. They could be killing the franchise. It might not even play anymore long time. Yeah. They may already have their slate of stuff that they're wanting to do. I could've sworn I saw something on one of these like variety or whatever with him. I know better than me. I don't know I that they were going to do another like a series of more marvel movies, and including an X men. I heard something I think was a joke though. We're somebody said like we have to rethink the title, because it's X men and there's women in there. And I was like, yo if you guys do that. I hope that movie dies, the most miserable death in the history of film, like you don't have to change the name to then change humans to Hugh women's, yes. Okay. Lewis, just change everything. Like it's the name of a comic book. This is the same thing. Whenever went crazy on the writer of, of frozen. Yeah, because they thought this was an opportunity to have. A homosexual character and I'm all about gay pride, and I'm all about this. But you do not get to dictate to an artist. What they're going to make unless it is a paid commission, right? Okay. The artist wrote the script, they wanted to write right based on what they liked about storytelling. And these fans this fan entitlement syndrome of like, we get to decide. No, you don't you saw them a game of thrones or not consume. Yeah. And the less than appoint. Oh, four percent that signed their four hundred thousand petition you'll forty million people watched shut out, we're good. We're good with game of thrones in attending. I that's what's trending real quick. I mean, grandpa and seamy valley, who is a wedding DJ can answer this question of the Latino song, that white, people just go crazy expert opinion six. Thanks for having me on. Yeah, I got a few for you. The first in the same vein as while. And Mente is one called LA Vida es. Carney, vowel. That's first of all. As someone who is Cuban. Okay. That is like an old school salsa song that like from, like my parents age. Okay. So that is Celia Cruz. Right. Like that is a big wedding. That's an old school thing that I've literally heard through my tire childhood through my adulthood. Yes. That's a good. One way. People go nuts. I than the other one is pretty recent by done. Omar called Johnson, who doodo. I am not familiar with that one. Okay. Stumped. Me, bro. I need to hang out with more white people. Take. Yeah. The most recent one, of course, is the Justin Bieber desk by all this. That's the way but I'm shot kids sing that. But I'm sure gosh Anina and, and Swamy men's. They all those songs were killing gasoline is not a wedding song, though. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. Right, paul. Is it back in the day? Yeah. The most popular one it's while you're still going strong still going strong. It's still going strong today. Haven't see expert opinion. I love that. All right. Coming up next Bobby marks, ESPN NBA for an office insider, you wanna know what the Lakers package for Anthony Davis could be this is the guy that'll no he actually wrote a story about every teams potential package. So we'll get to that Bobby marks four minutes back on. ESPN LA.

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