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"maxon stephen" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Jay ever levin who said levin in your home and say i just messed which you got. Yeah definitely told you ask all right. You know that one song only person that went to duke the your atlanta's more about the person and have frequent places that played at music j. I know gates got in your ear. It tell us to to too much. Joe because for me to say it. I could say that person's name again no right now to nail it the first time. That's all day. We'll zubi presented by progressive. Insurance salad hot. It'd presuming. August on the goodyear hotline. Just seeing skater boy see guys doing is doing too much. You know alan gate stop it. Line be has j. heater personnel. He only individual. How do we have the record of placing. You're not the only individual their frequent places that played at music now. J. come on now wears board shorts. That is correct. This is an almost had someone a day day. It's like i know exactly. But i couldn't today but in week or so. You're going to be an abortion. And everything i'm not. I'm not talking sports with a pseudo. It's not happening. What is it with you not liking that wearing a suit. When you're on tv to talk talksport you don't like that. Why did we have to wear a. Who wears a suit. Do you wear so do you. Do you honestly go to a sports bar with a pseudo talk sports. Do you sit around your house to the sports bar. We did if you if you come in from a sports bar with a suit. I mean from work to a sports bar with a pseudo. Something's wrong with you. Take the damn tie off the jacket. Roll-up-the-sleeves pull the shirt out okay. That's what you need to loosen up. But i do callers open. We're not selling stock in in or anything. We're not doing financial planning in the middle of a football game. So you're saying like the idea. That like i try to match the pocket square and the tie and make it look like good presume. Tv's a waste. Six o'clock in the morning at the detective j. You are sexy data. I just want to tell you. I found some interesting information. Just wanna share. Smell the smell breaking down that third quarter. So sue people for those that want to wear suits. Okay but how can i fell live. You've got to be what they want us to do. They want us to do that on. Nfl i They're not asking us to do that on this show and they were asking to do that on this show. The pre prerequisite immediately would have been no no. We're not doing that at six o'clock in the morning. No way this is. It's too early to get to dress of you. It's very comfortable to be here. Just chilling thing about these conversation. We talk to higher ups. The bosses the producers directors people that make the decisions they say will any breaking news could happen and it could be very serious so we want to make sure that you are appropriate. That does it has nothing to do with me has sounding a certain way and having a certain toll when it becomes very serious. I don't have to wear a damn suit. i'm not going against management. Let's move on so scary. So scary man. We discussed that in the next negotiation. That would be good to. We do not need to wear a suit. But other i just find it fascinating assuming as we host i take this week you'll be are suited and booted are like i'm following. Whatever your lead. Okay you know. Because maxon stephen a they come dressed to the nine. They make all the money they got five thousand dollar suits to wear every other day every day. Better yeah it. Molly got three thousand dollar outfits or coming from fancy places. Stay out of people's pockets key. No i'm not in their pockets. Though is i can look at. They suits in a gear. Tell you it's expensive. So we're on first take on thursday and friday this week and i just. That's what i need to figure out like. Am i supposed to do that because that sort of thing that everybody doesn't that show or should we just be complete rebels and say i'm not a rebel. I'm just being me. So that's the line of rebel. That is that is. I mean if put it this way if they're offended by my outfit when i joined initial then so be it. Can you tell me ahead of time. Because i always have mirroring whatever. I have well when i walk in the building. It's too late for me at that point. I need to know. I have mirror anxiety pretty much every morning so i need to know that i feel like all right. If he's going away. I go that way. Then we're sports sportsman. But you be you allen you go. Whatever weight you on double-breasted with govan sachi buttons. Do you do that. Actually wouldn't be bad. Look lt double-breasted will work on. But yeah i think. I think we're being told to get back to sports. So why don't we do that because there's a couple of other. Nfl's we talked about le'veon bell and how he'll never play for andy reid again first of all. Do we believe that if the chief absolutely t left a call him absolutely. I believe it. That's it he's done. He'll retire He play but the eight calling but go ahead. Yeah fair point. What do we think of this you as a former cowboy collar murray said something really interesting here remember he is obviously he's from texas right. You would think that this is a guy. Oh you must have grown up a big cowboys. Fan.
"maxon stephen" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Three seven seven six. That's how you get in on a little bit of fun. Let's take a couple of them before we get to the next segment. Jamie in Georgia. What do you got as the best superstar head coach Combo and sports right now? I think they're really underrated. I mean you can go with your any reads Pat Mahomes Curry's incurs but I really like what Freddie Freeman and Brian Snicker do for the braves. They have gone to bat for each other within the organization. And I think that's really gonNA take them a long way. Wants everything really clicks. I mean that's a good call at least i. I don't know that I would say the best. Let's say this way. That's a combo. That's growing and gaining some momentum. I'll say it that way. I can't say that it's the best right now but I will say that. I think they're gaining some momentum west in Vegas who what you have is the best superstar head coach Colin Sports Right. Now I would have to say John Jones and his training camp of Greg Jackson and winkled John Those guys dominated. Mma light heavyweight division for a decade. Yeah that's a good call. You know. I'll be the first to admit that when we came into the conversation I was thinking so team oriented now. We've had a couple of twitter responses that have been either. You have your tennis related and it does sort of make me wonder if maybe I've missed the force for the trees on that one. I liked that call a lot. Triple eight say. Espn eight eight eight seven nine. Three seven seven six is how you get in on it. The best head coach Combo in sports right now. We'll take one more go bill in San Antonio Bill. What do you got well? I didn't know you're talking about right now. And I tuned in but I say Gregg Popovich and Tim. Dobkin was one of the best of all time now. Bill I look we. We are talking right now. I'm GonNa let you. I'll let you cheat a little bit on that one. I love that Combo and I love the consistency in easy to root for Blah Blah Blah Blah. But if we're going to go into all time combos can we really put that above Michael and Phil Jackson? I mean I love pop. Everybody lives sloppy. Not say anything bad about how I get it but I'm not going to put that on the same level and then if we go all the way in the back of history even further for the NBA then Pat Riley. With those Lakers Pat Riley Magic Johnson. On I mean we open this up to all time who this one gets gets incredibly clouded. Keep them coming. The best superstar head coach Combo in sports. Right now triple eight say. Espn eight eight eight seven nine. Three seven seven six part of the inspiration for this conversation was the conversation they had today. Debate the head today. I'm I take as Damien woody join Maxon. Stephen A. to talk about which Combo they have more faith in this year. Which duo gets them more excited going into this year is it Arians and Brady down in Tampa or is Bill Belichick and Jarret Stidham? The new Combo extraordinaire in New England. Check it out well. I'm GONNA go coach..
"maxon stephen" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"App and the white sacs royals knotted up at one in the top of the fifth over at guaranteed rate field. And also we have ourselves a brewing potential series upset NHL playoffs as the Columbus. Blue jackets three nothing on the Tampa Bay Lightning. They wanna series. Yes. I in the series the president trophy winning Tampa Bay Lightning trail in this game four to three. And if the blue jackets can hold on they will sweep the lightning, and as I just received a text from one car. Falco? Yes. Bleeping but Broschi he did not use bleeping, Chris. Well, see. Here's the thing. Jeff when you take a look at the lightning throughout the regular season. Very good team. They they got down the ice quickly. Two line passes there they dumped and chase than they did everything. They dug it out of the crease in the problem here in the playoffs. They haven't been able to get the puck in the back of the net. You haven't seen their goal tender whoever that may be his head. And you haven't seen what they were able the magic that they were able to gather in the regular season has not shown itself that magic has not shown itself this series against the blue jackets. I think that was a perfectly Kremlin breakdown. Chris. You're welcome. All right. Andre vessel Eski. Obviously, the Tampa Bay Lightning gully that you were you so. Let's oh, we should also mention to as I- shame on me for waiting until this point in the show as a loyal alumnus. I should have mentioned congrats to you. Porter. Mosier has indeed turned down a lucrative eight year deal for somewhere in the range of seventeen to eighteen million dollars from Saint John's and has decided to stay with the loyal Arrambide ramblers has their head coach of the men's basketball team. So the man who led them to a final four appearance in the twenty seventeen eighteen season. We'll be back for next season. With Loyola, it's great for Chicago basketball. It's great for Chicago college basketball because having a team that is getting to the tournament consistently is a good thing because we haven't seen enough of that in this state or in the city, especially with the other schools are in the city. So the fact that Porter's gonna stay loyal. And continue to build their thing. It's good for the state. And who knows what that next opportunity may be. I think a lot of people who didn't want him to jump by that next gig. We're worried that once you get this to Saint John's that if you don't win immediately you can kind of get lost in the shuffle. And then where do you go from there where if he can continue to build the program at Loyola that maybe something better will come along. Who knows is Brad Underwood going to be the guy long-term, Illinois. I don't know. Maybe not. And maybe that's the place for porter. If he needs to jump to a new spot at some point, I would like to keep him in the mid west. And I think that's why he's staying here. And that's why he's staying is. Because that's the type of opportunities waiting for. It was reported. He turned down UNLV earlier in this offseason as well, which is out in Las Vegas. So clearly the east coast west coast not for him. He's going to say loyal. I think it's a good win for the city. It's a win for people who like college basketball in the city as well as good for loyal and keeping him in the mid west be, Dan. Let's keep him at Loyola for as long as possible. Specially as a grad that you are you would like to keep them there. But you know, something will come along. Because he's that good. Something will come along at some point in the big ten that. I think will be intriguing, but we'll just see when that no for sure well set because look what he's been able to achieve at Loyola. You know, even the Layla does have the loan NC double a championship in the entire state. The only college have done. So they're still NATs. A sixty eight sixty three I think. Okay. Five years. Double check that though the banner hangs up there. I went in the state, so but the fact that he's been able to actually bring them back to a final four. And of course, when the conference again this year, the regular season conference that is it's been just it's an absolute coup that oil can keep them there for yet another year. And so we will he will actually be on the station tomorrow. I think I know he's going to be on with watt on Sylvia to thirty. And I believe he may be on with cap as well. So the double dip porter mosier fixed. Whether you like it or not folks that Miller double dip for capping company Waddle and Silvy rivalry going. We're going to scoop you guys how about that take that which you on Chris who you support what my support team camper pretty mile and right for this answer. Yes. PM one thousand the squad. That's that's the way. I like it, man. All right. So there's your there's your local college basketball news. We keep you apprised on you tease me with some NBA conversation. Did you like? To talk about it looks. So we're it's this is always the points. And maybe call me crazy. But you know, I it's not that it wasn't. It's not that it's not thrilling. But I always watch the first round of the NBA playoffs for the most part. There's certainly some series that are the exception to the rule. But generally, I always watched the first round of the NBA playoffs. Like, it's a movie I've seen before like, I know the ending and there's certain series that that may not be the case. But generally speaking, I feel pretty good about knowing who's going to come out of the first of the plants what I'm most intrigued by in this first round specifically in the Eastern Conference is are we watching the rise? The true rise of Yannis claiming the throne as best player in the league. Now, he in all. Likelihood I think wins the MVP James harden may have something to say about that. But the votes have been cast. And so there's nothing that will be done in these playoffs will determine that. So we await the announcement and the hardware to go on his mantle. If he doesn't need win it. But. That that's that's all well and good. But as we know here in the city of Chicago, there's plenty of guys with one undeserving MVP awards when there are truly better players in the league, aka Michael Jordan, a man who actually played his last game. I believe what was it twenty years ago on the state? Yeah. So we'll mention we'll talk about that here coming up shortly. But so I wonder Chris do you think we are basically this playoff is going to be the culmination of Yannis rising and taking the throne as best player in the league. Well, it certainly the story line on the Eastern Conference side of the bracket that clearly has the most sizzle right nationally. That's what's going to get the pop on sportscenter. That's what's going to lead the first take dialogue back and forth between Maxon Stephen a Smith in the morning because when you take a look at it. We are seeing someone who. Who is at the start of that great career in in. You know, I I read the stat the other day to cap that you know, when you look at it Jaanus at age twenty four here's this stat line from this season. He's twenty four and arguably was the best player in this regular season. You can make that argument like Jeff just did that he's probably the MVP. He averaged twenty seven point seven points per game. He had twelve and a half rebounds on the season per game, six assists per game employed. Thirty two minutes LeBron James at age twenty four this was his stat line twenty eight points per game, seven point, six rebounds, seven assists, and he played thirty eight minutes a night. So when you take a look at it Jaanus is putting up comparable stats LeBron did at age twenty four but playing six less minutes per game. So what does that mean? Well, one he's a hell of a lot more efficient than LeBron was. Because he's doing it in less time to he's gonna be fresh for this playoff run in three. That means the numbers because he'll get more minutes in the playoffs. And we didn't see that in game one because they blew out the pistons, and they probably will in this series. But some point Jaanus is going to play more than thirty two minutes night in the playoffs. And you're going to see his numbers rise in your right? I think that is the story that has the ability to capture the national possess in this Eastern Conference. This season is Janas becoming the great player that we are all projecting him to be now he needs to have the playoff moments. The back that up because you know, LeBron early on his career was always a step filler. But until he had the moments to match it. You know, what the twenty seven points in a row against? You know, the different moments that game winning shots. And we saw the same thing with Jordan early in his career Intel you get to the playoffs and you make moments out of big shots and moments out of the end of games in the playoffs and in the end of series gift then you really are just a really good player. But that's how you take that next step. That's why Steph curry has elevated himself because at the end of games and in these playoffs series. Steph Curry's been amazing throughout the these title runs, certainly so so that's that's where you're right, Jeff. I think the rise of Janas is certainly something to watch over the course of the next month in a half. And the reason it's so compelling to me in this era of super teams and superstars teaming up. Look the books have a nice roster. Yeah. But nobody's going to be mistaking the players around. Yannis four super teams know everything is is really going. Driven by him. And if they do merely go to the finals and end up if they do lose to the warriors forever reason, which seems like a possibility certainly of all the, you know scenarios that could play out that seems like that could be a strong possibility or maybe maybe the bucks are good enough driven by Yannis to beat a warriors team that maybe is, you know, dismantling before our very is. This is this playoff run is so much more compelling than I can remember recent years because I'm truly interested in how the future of this league unfolds. And so I'll be watching closely and without a real rooting interest. I'll be rooting strongly for the bucks and Yannis to take that step. You know, it's fascinating. Because you see the story that, you know, and you're familiar with and most people that's what they prefer. That's what gets the highest ratings. That's why you know, you see the end of LeBron the end of Michael Tiger Woods winning the masters. That's how you get the major Ray. Ratings because everyone's comfortable everyone's familiar with the story line. The only thing that rivals. That is the Disney story Jaanus wasn't in this country six years ago. He wasn't a professional athlete. He was a kid walking to a gym in Greece. With one pair of shoes sleeping on a cot in a mat on the side of the gym waiting for practice time because he didn't have time to walk all the way back home and come back for practice because he loved basketball so much..
"maxon stephen" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Shop would uptake noticing. How patriotically are today? Yes. He has his army navy game shirt on USA shirt from my ultimate feast master show net flicks. It's like the theme a great great thing. No particular reason. Slaughtering here to hacksaw Jim Duggan. You're right. Hey, by the way, did you? I mean, there are cars. Good good quarterback. He's good. Course. Did you think we'd started show twice with Derek Carr in the same week, though the week before the super especially not in back to back day team that was kind of insignificant for a lot of the very much who they got rid of? Yes. Yes. But I think we might have to. So there's a little beef going on here. Derek carr. It's got some series rabbit ears. I very surprised that he went to the lengths that he did. But let's at least I set the scene, then we'll take exactly where we're going with this. So yesterday, we played this whereas played again, just everybody's on the same page Jon Gruden at the senior bowl really expounded on collar Murray and how he's basically maybe reshaping predetermined physical assets quarterbacks. And this eventually ties into Derek Carr. Who basically wants to fight somebody today? Here's Jon Gruden. I used to think that a lot until I saw. Drew Brees twice a year in Tampa. And then I met Russell Wilson coming out of NC state. And I'm watching this kid Murray at Oklahoma. And I am putting away. All the prototypes that I once head you know, I used to have a prototype for hand size. You know, height. Arm length all that stuff. We're looking for guys compla- and do a lot of different things, and they come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. Okay. So that's Jon Gruden. I actually strongly surmise teak is not fully on board with this. But I think it might be a way to entice maybe eighteen to move up trade, you know, obviously wouldn't be good for business to Bethany with disparage Marie anyway. But the more you put it out there that hey, you know, we're really calamari could take them into four whatever you have three first round picks. It just opens up an avenue for business, which is smart course. So I think that's a good move by John, but by Jon Gruden doing that and start talking so glowingly about the Heisman Trophy winner. Who got a lot of press by announcing that he's going to enter his name to the NFL draft as opposed to going to play baseball for the for the as all of a sudden we start asking or on the other side of the outside of the war rooms so to speak in Oakland. We started saying what about their garden, which led I date to apart about their car? And I think Derek Carr listens. A little bit too much. Kenyans of data white would direct Twitter handles basically wants to get in the to gone with these and by the way. Well, let me while. I don't want to jump the gun here. Because Adam Schefter tweeted, something hysterical before that is just I mean, this is covered full circle. You don't even know you didn't see it happen. All right. So diesel help us out with this deselms Phillips for Santa. So this was on. I take, you know, my relationship with Stephen I love it wasn't Steven Steven Steven made sure that he tweeted Derek cars. You got the wrong, brother? I've known backs don't profess to Nome incredibly well. But I I like max, I think he's very smart. I think he's good. I agree. I think that show's terrific. I've got a lot of respect for I take. So I guess max said something questioning is fortitude. Yeah. Toughness would quit and things like that. Okay. So you've got the transcript what exactly the Maxine here? I have a loose a loose quote, okay? Towards the end of the season last year. It looked as though Derek Carr quit on his team. Something a lot of people in our on this side of the Mike non-players, non former players sometimes we say that you're right, sometimes we're right sometimes we're wrong. I don't know if Derek Carr quitted acquitted acquitted or quit, but he acquitted himself. But he's not acquitting himself well with these series of because we get to this shape. So this eventually got the Derek Carr who then went on Twitter barrage, and he threw in the UFC hashtag the Dana or the the Twitter handle Dana white Twitter handles. Well, and this is from Derek cars verified account. They get whether or not you believe he quit or not. You know, what max said wasn't wasn't. It's I didn't think it was like below. No. It wasn't sub professional. No. I don't think that it would elicit that kind of reaction which is a deeper conversation about their car, which will obviously engage in a moment. So there are core tweets at UFC at data white. Hey, he doesn't use Kambas either has become a guy. Hey, how do I challenge? A couple of these clowns on TV to fight. Derek Carr quarterback. I think we should start a business together again directly the Dana white where pro athletes can challenge some of these people to an octagon fight. Maybe the wrong sport there until they give us an answer. You don't know me stop lying. So that part is to not Beasley back to MAC. No commas, but lip. Wants to use for us for the period. Also, he didn't need to let so instead of a run on sentences like a run on. It's like an a run on grammar spurt soon. Nabi grammar English fans, you a DC English majors, but fans of English appreciate, you know, about the quickest dot can somebody please invent on Twitter where if you put a tweet out because sometimes I'll do I'll do it in the door. Agreed. Gotta give me a chance to fix a spelling without having to redo. Okay. Might have seventy nine re tweets and three hundred and something to light. You don't wanna go through the whole process. He not that that's a ton. But you don't wanna go through the whole process again. So somebody invent that way, you some there go find the probably working on it now. All right. So there record tweeted this out. I didn't see the Dana white get back to them. I don't think he did. And by the way, as much as I think, Derek Carr should not engage in the sort of interaction. You know, he does have one really good point here. It would be a hell of business pro athletes can get into whether it's a boxing ring the detractors. It'd be great. Oh my God. It would be so one-sided it'd be oncein would be completely unfair. It would be very size. So so that's the guy just a couple of things that you take away. So he goes off on this Twitter rant against max Kellerman. Really, you know, trying to get a fight here. It reminds benefit him at all, of course, benefits. Maxon Stephen agree. It gets them clicks gal. Trying it what the heck did max say this to him on a daily basis place agreed to but here's the thing. This reminds me a little bit of what? Kevin Durant was doing this with his burner. K D on the down low right now, at least dairies jibe it in the least Derek Carr was using his own account. And he was straightforward with it. It was like, look, I'm not hiding this upset me. Let's put it out there. Now, you may have been tongue-in-cheek. He may have been laughing as he was rightness this who knows I think so. A couple of whiskies intimacy was. I don't think he drinks. I think he's just joking. I'm trying to get. I'm just trying to add layers to it. And he is a devout Christian like max Kellerman. I don't know dare car for battle. The show wants through. But I don't I don't know him. No hip, neither do I worried about not worried about. But sure about. Yup. Is. Why is he upset about a guy who knows nothing from nothing? Max Kellerman opining about him quitting and not upset about his head. Coach. Platitude about platitude and I'm changing my prototype. I really want this guy. Didn't relax you say that. But that's what we that's what we inferred from. We can extrapolate for his comments, which we certainly did immediate that he's the Heisman Trophy winner and Cuyler Murray to potentially replace of why. Well, don't you think that's a great question to pick a fight with John Gruden? It's going to be very one. I think it's kind of a bully move on the part of Derek Carr. Don't you think? So don't pick the fight. Yeah. Parts to walk away. Yeah. It's very very interesting where he chose to inject himself into the into the equation. And then of course, you can't have anything on. I take without Stephen a certain themselves. Even if he's not even in it. So Stephen a tweets this out. This is max is that Steven didn't. I didn't see a lot. But Steven didn't say anything about this. So the Steven tweets from his count is a category. Hey, Derek Carr heard you had a few things to say consider this a personal invitation you are more than willing. You're more than welcome to come on. I take or sit down with me for one on one. I'm here, bro. Nobody hiding right now. The amazing thing about this is that I I actually thought this was a joke. But it's not this is outstanding. You're adding ahead Bevanda. This is the port. You don't know. No. I don't see this yet vodka released odds on a fight. They got wrong as well. Why? Because they thought it was Stephen a Smith. They didn't have odds for max. They and how's this? They got Stephen a Smith is the favorite. Smith is minus one thirty look at what we're talking about here. This is hysterical is mine is one thirty to beat Derek Carr in the octagon, which means you'd have to lay one hundred thirty dollars to win one hundred. If you think Steve is gonna win the fight or their records modest one ten which is an essence, you know. Yeah. Pretty much a straight bet you've got to let you know, the big. That's that's generally what it is ten dollars deputy one ten to to win one hundred. Why would Derek Carr now? Listen, Stephen, he's got quick canton. Derek cards at thirty year, old pro athlete, right? Pretty damn good athletes guns on my short does all sorts of training. I mean, I love Stephen. But I got a bet on I gotta make some money ever. Imagine may fighting training was he ever worked with him. He he's always loved boxing. So I know that he wants the bag a little bit. But I, you know, I don't this is really pre surge UFC. We never talked about it back. Then. Years ago. Boxing, you. You're winning a lot of these own boxing odds. These are these are true. But their car doesn't know either true. But don't you think the twenty nine year old in the middle of his prime? Pro athlete is probably don't you think he deserves? The one ten on their Stephen. I'm betting on exactly taking Karna money line. One hundred percent agree with you know. That's that's crazy. That's crazy. This is getting out of hand. Wow. Car has responded. Right diesel. He hasn't. He's he's kind of just let this go. This out into the ether. And then let it go which is probably good. This was not in the because you know, they'll pick it back up tomorrow on the show, and eventually it will disappear you move onto the next issue. Everybody will and maybe Derek Carr has a retraction maybe circles back and he finds a little humor. Maybe takes jammed himself. Maybe Dana white and throws every Twitter handle all the group. And he kinda snuffs it out. I don't know. I don't know what's going to happen. But I don't think it's a good look for a pro quarterback on any level to show that that vulnerability weakness or softness. I'm not saying that, but that that awareness to something that doesn't matter. He's not a rookie been around a couple years. He should be beyond this and very the serious side of this. Because we've been joking about that. But this this does remind you of the K D, I got I gotta respond to everybody. Katie did it obviously with burner accounts. He's doing it directly. But why why because I'm sure that there are hundreds if not thousands of people who have said were. Worse about Derek card directly on social media. I'm sure and not trying to get said he was crying. Yes. Exactly challenges teammate UFC fight one hundred percent agree that would have been volt. It makes a quarterback who was who are often viewed as the CEO of the team look petty yet. You don't see Russel Wilson doing these things? You don't see Tom Brady. You don't see them doing these things? He's still young ish. Not really..
Lakers, LeBron James and LeBron discussed on First Take
"What's going on. Everybody welcome. I take Molly came here and we have some major. Exciting news here on I take. I am so happy. So Maxon Stephen may be on vacation, but they are getting ready to take on the Big Apple. I take officially moving to a new studio in New York City. The debut show airs on Labor Day, September, third. So we may be changing the location, but you can still expect the same hot towards debate. And of course, lots of special guests and surprises to welcome the show to New York in speaking of a voice. I miss Steven, you're on the phone. Hey, how's vacation going in your discreet location? Disclose location? Yes. I'm loving loving. Neely, I, you know, I relaxed enough to get ready to beat up on Maxwell another year. And what have you that's a given look comes with the territory, but I mean credibly excited that we're moving to New York City both myself and maximum native New Yorkers. It's been a long time coming. It's something that pleaded in baseball for years, and finally it's happening. So I'm incredibly excited. Yes, I am Stephen, I cannot wait. And I think one of the major things I'm excited about is obviously, you know, it's the mecca for for a lot of things, especially I still consider the NBA as well. And I think certain guests will be able to get there in a lot of other surprise and stuff will have for the show. So I think it'd be major, but I, I know you have to be kind of sad because you're not going to have to drive up to bristle anymore. You're not gonna come up here. You know what it is. It is a very, very sad day because I mean, what's not to love about Bristol, Connecticut. I mean. ESPN down the block that there's a McDonald's and and and and and a ruby Tuesdays and stuff like that. I've really, it's really sad that I'm not going to be able to be there because I'm going to be in new you most times and on occasion, I'll find myself with John and feed and Dominic in LA. I mean my God, it's such a tough tough situation, but I think I'll say, I can't wait and obviously can't wait at four t with you guys. Now that'll be on your home city, but saving, I'll tell team soon. I hope you are actually relaxing for some reason. I don't believe you, but please do that because you know, once you're back, you're back. Just know this when I'm back copy ready, then I'll tell, sorry my condolences to Mexico element in advance must've taken. It's about to be out. All right, Steven, Al. Talk to you soon. All righty. Thank you. Congratulations, Shane. Okay. So we have a first day moving to the Big Apple catch us every day at ten eastern starting on September. Third. Sports right now. I'm at Collins, new Denver Nuggets. Point guard. Isaiah Thomas is sitting down with our MBA insider h. g. now ski, I t who signed a one year two million dollars contract with the nuggets. Last week opened up to watch telling him this free agency was flat out disappointing, the twenty nine year old who continues to fight the perceptions of his help. One onto say, quote, people know that I've earned deserve the Bax contract, and that's the only reason why I didn't get paid what I deserved because I got injured. I get that. The biggest thing for me was to get to the best opportunity for me this summer and show that I'm healthy. You can read. We'll just four article on Thomas right now on ESPN dot com. Staying in the NBA with Kawai heading to Toronto on the broad in Los Angeles. We're looking ahead to who are the best and worst team heading into the season where than forty ESPN reporters, insiders and editors came out with a new set of power rankings. You'd think with James in Los Angeles Lakers at least at the. Five think again, no surprise. The warriors are on top, but three of the top five teams are from the Eastern Conference, the Lakers checking nine, but that's only the six best among Western Conference teams. Let's get back to. I takes Tony. Thank you the Lakers outing. Another piece to help LeBron next season's dining, Michael Beasley to a one year deal. As you just heard the Lakers are number nine in our latest NBA tower, rankings Mazel serve with you. Do think the Lakers or more likely to surprise us as upcoming season or disappoint, you know, I'm a huge Lakers fan. I think they are more likely to disappoint what fortunately with you to say that look. I mean, there are some really interesting piece. I liked the addition of Michael Beasley. They need shooters, but there are some really challenging personalities on this roster land Stevenson and Ray John Rondo and javale McGee. And now Michael Beasley, the expectations are so high for this team. And I think ultimately we're talking about a team that's going to be the six to seven seed. I think in the Western Conference I would never count LeBron. But LeBron James, I don't think has ever been on a team that has finished six or seven in its conference. I think it's going to be a very, very tough challenge for Luke. Walton debt may be the toughest job in the NBA right now, balancing those personalities, balancing those egos and keeping LeBron James happy. Can I respond to Mr. happy over here? Does he need to get in there and say, as I like to say, my real job is at the as the Lakers radio play by play guy. This is going to be great. It's going to be a fascinating lab experiment. Number one, we got LeBron look at the roster LeBron had last year in Cleveland compared to this roster this wrestlers just as good, maybe better. I can't wait to see how these pieces come to. And keep in mind. The Lakers young guys are all getting ready to make a jump. Brandon Ingram doubled his statistical numbers. Last year, Josh Hart was just the MVP of summer league Lonzo ball's coming off of a minor knee surgery, but I expect him to get better this year and Kyle Kuzma was the steal of the draft. I can't wait to see what this Lakers team looks like with will run as the leader. The games are going to be ridiculously exciting, and most of all, we're not going to be losing anymore. I've suffered through five straight losing seasons. The end of that is here, and I think that the Lakers are going to surprise a lot of people in the opposite of Mason. Dominique. I think the Lakers are, if you look at that roster, there's some real possibilities. I think I agree with you in part because I don't think the expectations are very high expectations are pretty low for this team right now. All the reporting about other opinions about this team is that they're the. Main team there. They're a bunch of guys who are wildcards and is no way that you can put together. And it seems like every other week, the Lakers are coming out trying to defend their roster construction and try and explain to us what they're thinking. I think what they're trying to put together as a smart team of bunch of guys who have veteran experience that are adaptable on defense can pass pretty well not as many shoot as you would like to see. But they have a couple of shooters. I think they have a decent team and they have a guy by the name of LeBron James. I don't know if you guys watch the playoffs last year, watch any basketball. James is pretty damn good, and he makes your team a contender immediately. So I think that's -tations are low. So I think they will surprise and then you look at the Western Conference. I think we talk about how heavy how stack the Western Conference is often. I think that's a bit oversold, but to be honest, you look at some of these teams that you think LeBron's going to be worse than Utah. LeBron's going to be worse than Portland LeBron's going to be worse than Denver. Like I know they're good teams, young teams that are getting better, but he's LeBron James and he has a young good coach. Luke Walton wa think is flexible and smart enough to make this team good. I think expectations are low so they will surprise Molly. Where are you on this? They're going to surprise disappoint. What do we think? What do I think people are expecting? Tell me that for fifty wins is what the expectation is an wouldn't you agree make the Ryan that just came out, said that they were ninth in the Powell ratings, right? The ratings ESPN pirating said they're nice night than they're not yet pulling up pulling up the radio. That'd be about right because there's three Eastern Conference teams, so that would put them four, five, six in the state. I think the expectations are Western Conference finals and.