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"mike breen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And the crowd on their feet fan honest to this man. Even if it looks like his teammates don't believe what they're seeing. That I like you disturbed with nicks announcers Mike breen and Walt Clyde Frazier courtesy of MSG was just the beginning of Jeremy Lin's unbelievable hot streak back in 2012 that we now know as Lynn sanity. Yeah, over the course of that 9 game stretch mister Barr, Jeremy Lin averaged something on the order of 25 points per game, just over 9 assists per game and shot over 50% from the field. He led his team to some very impressive wins, but none bigger than that went against Kobe and the Lakers when he dropped 38 points. Yeah, that is incredible. And that stretch of games made Jeremy Lin a superstar, not just because of how well he played, but because of how improbable it was for a then pretty much unknown player to do what he was doing and especially as an Asian American. That 38 point performance at MSG is now the subject of a documentary 38 at the garden. And to talk to us about Lynn sanity the making of that documentary and about some business ventures involving Jeremy Lin. A man who broke ground in the NBA here in the United States. We welcome the film's executive producer and founder of hyphen capital, Dave Liu. Dave, welcome to the Bloomberg business of sports. Thanks for having me. Lynn sanity, yes, I remember it very well and I'm watching Jeremy Lin play and I'm an old geezer sports fan. It's like I've seen, okay, let me see what Jeremy just oh man, you know, that was a special time if you were a Knicks fan or just an NBA fan in general. Can you take us back to that time and what it was like? Yeah, I mean, I grew up a new fan born and queens grew up in Jersey, Rudy Linux for years and it has been a painful several decades and 2012 when that happened. It just it was incredible. And especially how these American Asian American rarely seeing anyone that looks like you in the NBA seeing someone rise for that stretch to be the best friend in the world and all eyes on him was special because so long we feel pretty unseen or invisible in the league or in sports in general and to see someone that looked like myself playing at that level. Was incredible. And I was very fortunate enough to be at several of those games. And so I was in the garden when he dropped 38 on Kobe and that was a special night for me, probably one of the best experiences I've ever had. So explain to us how this project came together 38 at the garden because I recall that during linsanity and shortly thereafter, Jeremy Lin was shy. He didn't exactly want to talk to the media. Everyone was trying to get an interview with him, but he was trying to focus on his game and even afterwards he didn't feel or seem to feel very comfortable talking to the media. Yeah, I mean, I think it was more that he didn't like he wanted to spotlight to be on his game, but he felt like he bear the bird of like I just said before being the one representative of entire race playing an MBA and all the questions pointed to him because that was kind of more the story and he wanted to be more about the basketball than anything. And I think his whole life, that's always stood out for him, whether it be from racial epithets playing Ivy League to other different questions and signs. And ESPN announced the same using certain phrases like taking the armor or whatnot. There were a lot of just interrupt for a second Dave. In the NBA. So it's not like there were happened in Asians there. Yeah, a very different though, because he grew up in China was raised in China. He Jeremy Lin was born in palace, California, he was American. He was California and state player of the year in high school. He didn't get any scholarships from any schools despite being the best player in Holocaust, which is absurd. And so he's born and bred American and being I think feeling like he was some kind of anomaly. And feeling having to represent all of Asian America was very different because I mean yummy 7 7 7 or he's a very natural gifts that were beyond anyone, so could dominate. But Jeremy was 6 three. He was the same height as many people. And he wasn't supposed to be there. He wasn't drafted. It was picked and known to be, he was bred to be this giant center that was going to dominate. But Jamie lynch not supposed to even get there. And then he wasn't given a chance until that chance was just happened to fall in his lap when all the injuries happened on the Knicks and he got that moment in the season. David, similar to yourself, I was born in Queens. I grew up in New Jersey. I mean, I just have one question, man. How did Stanford miss this kid? I mean, let's just be clear to all our audience. Germany independent Harvard University. He lived across the street from Stanford. One state for Palo Alto, they upset matter day, talk to me. How did they possibly miss him and talk to us really about the stereotypes that Asian Americans suffered from men and whether or not anything's changed today? Yeah, that's just perfect question, especially given the film the three 8 garden. So I mean, he was the one that state champion. He let his team at state championship. It was the high school player of the year in California, the amount of data, as you said. And he didn't get any scholarship off of zeros cost problems. He got two MIT and Harvard took them and basically you couldn't get recruited by any D when teams, what he wanted to play D one basketball. So he took the Harvard, the chance to play at Harvard to play against our teams like Yukon and shine. But I think at the end of the day, he didn't look the part. And I think a lot of coaches and staff didn't think he could cut it. And do you want to ask about they're like, oh, well, this is a great story. Probably not going to keep going in division one because you have to be bigger and stronger in a certain way. But I think a lot of the baggage that stereotypes that people have around Asians that we're weaker, smaller, not strong enough. Ken ball, whatever it might be. Those are all kind of laid upon him. And his career and everything has been hurt because of that because if everyone's kind of what people assume about someone who's Asian and so, but he ended up proving them wrong. And I think today is the same what we're seeing now with all the Asian hate crimes happening in the lives since COVID. A lot of that is the same thing that people can bully Asians. Whether it be on the streets or in the workplace, Asians are leak like least likely to be promoted at jobs up to a certain level. And it's been frustrating to see, but I think this story, as Jeremy said, he's kind of embraced. He didn't want to speak about a lot of the stuff that happened before. Because he didn't want to be the representation for holiday representative for a whole race. But now he's seen how much story has meant to so many people. And it's inspired so many people that he's starting to speak out a lot more on it. That's why he became a part of this project because he had no idea what it meant. Even to this day, ten years later, when mentioned people, it was amazing because we had Huffman Minaj in the film and he was talking about that shot in Toronto. The game winning shot that he took. And he waved off other players
"mike breen" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Fans and certainly as a broadcaster. And if we don't, for the record, I also want to make this argument at the end here. Like, your call for the opposite of a play that deserves a bang is also underrated. Way off is two syllables, but both of them very deserved. The one that sometimes I feel guilty after I do, if a player misses, I mean, I'm talking badly is one side of the backboard. When a player hits a shot, it's the side of the backboard. I heard one call back. I said, nah, there's a little too much disdain in that call. Kinder, because it's not so easy sometimes. Yeah, a way off again. I remember hearing once, and I was like, wow, yeah, a deserved.
"mike breen" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Experience. They do have a timeout. The side not to use a curry. Way down top. What a shot from curry. Everything stuffed curry did that year, turned to gold. Everything. He was on this magic carpet ride. They couldn't lose. They were on the greatest start in the history of the league. And you just didn't expect them to hit the shop because I didn't expect them to take it. And I just lost it. It was not planned. The first time I saw the highlight when I looked back, I almost like grimacing like I sounded like a screaming idiot. And that Pablo, that's the ultimate example of the fan in me taking over at that time. I guess that's never a bad thing. You just got a picture of your voice does a crack and you don't see anything ridiculous. One of the other ones I used was in the bubble when Dončić shit a game winner. Dončić pulls up three pointer it's good Dončić wins the game at the buzzer. The fan in you comes out because you can't believe you watched these extraordinary men perform at this level and make those kind of plays. No, I mean, you did sound like a screaming idiot, but you only sounded like us. Like, we screaming idiot fans, like doing that. I mean, and I say that, of course, with all the love because these are overtime games, Steph Curry had just hit his 12th three of the game. It was a record from 40 feet in the 2016 example. In the bubble example, which you kind of just glossed over, by the way, even though it was Mavs down one to the clippers over time, 2020 playoffs, Luka Dončić coming out party. I mean, it all raises a follow-up question, which is, have you ever released a triple bag? No, no. That could happen at a Nick game sometime. The next time we're making it to the NBA Finals, that might be the only possible. But I can't guarantee, again, you lose it sometimes. I tell you what, like if I'm watching a game at home, and it's a two teams that I might not care about, but a player hits a big shot a game winner. I'm screaming while I'm sitting on my couch at home. And I often have to go back and rewind to hear the announcers call because I screamed over it. Yeah, I've been there, Mike. Many of us have been there. Many of us, by the way, have been screaming and unilaterally triple banging without your permission from home. But after the break, I want to talk about how your job changed after fans finally got back inside those arenas. Where they belong? So at the height of the pandemic, Mike, we ran this unprecedented psychology experiment about what sports feels like without all those maniacs about all those human beings around. So having called those games back in the NBA Bubble in Orlando in 2020 and now having been back for months and months and months now with the return of fans, what does it all felt like to you? There was somebody that wrote this I was right after the fans returned and it was perfect. It was a tweet. It wasn't even an article. It said that the fans of the oxygen of pro sports. And I thought it was just perfect. When they came in and you heard that roar and you felt the passion once again. I got emotional on a couple of them. The one of the first really big, the first playoff game last year, Nixon the hawks. Welcome to Madison Square Garden. The world's most famous arena. My eyes welled up. It was emotional. The crowd is screaming. It was like an enormous 20,000 family reunion because all these people from different walks of life that have had all different stories to tell. Altogether is one family. They're connected by their again irrational love of his team and to hear that noise again. And to feel that love that they have for those players down there in the uniform, it just was such an unbelievable reminder that was taken away from us. And again, like anything, you appreciate it more when it's gone, and then when it comes back, and it just hits you in the face. And I was a little surprised at how emotional I got before some of those games. Same as someone who was watching those games, I didn't expect to tear up, but I did. I truly, unabashedly did. And so now we are, of course, about to get game four in Boston again. And Boston, I mean, you had a rye comment last night about the crowd. They have a particular tenor, this crowd, as they're chanting at draymond greed. And so you have beyond all of this experience just an unbeatable vantage point on the court, right? Like mid court right there, best seat in the House, it says good a seat as anyone could dream of for the sport that is most like theater. Than anything else. You're actually on the floor of the stage. And what are you seeing up close now? Mike, now that you're back after a couple of games off, what are you seeing in these finals and specific that you couldn't get from home? It's hard to put it into words, but the intensity level of every single play from the opening tip every play matters, every play can make a difference. It's like in game two when draymond green jumped on Al Horford on the very first play of the game. That's the way it is. And you could feel it. You could almost feel the nerves of the player, the adrenaline of the player when you're that close, it's incredible. And again, I have the crowd like that and the TD garden crowd is as good as there is in the league right now, though, again, we got a I wish we would stop some of these chance. It actually started at the garden, if I could go off on a tangent for a second. Please, you know, the F Trae Young chance last year. I even said on the air, come on, Nick fans, you better than that. And as fans we all better than that, we can, you can boo and you can come up with clever stuff. I wish that stuff would stop. But the crowd is so intense they're in Boston. You could feel how much it matters to these players. Yes. And the amazing thing is, like for the warriors, they won a bunch of them, but it's still the same. It doesn't change. In fact, it's almost like a drug they want it more. And for the Celtics who have had their ups and downs and disappointments for them to finally bring a championship one of them, that team to bring another banner to that building, it just you can feel how much it means to these players at that point. It just jumps at you. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Mike, I hope we get as you have long hoped for. Close games. I hope we get offense. I have felt constipated as a viewer. I've been wanting more bangs during the postseason. I feel like we haven't gotten nearly enough. Are you optimistic that you're going to get optimal conditions here for the kind of game that we want to watch and here get called? Absolutely. I mean, as a series goes on, it just, it becomes better. And you look at the personnel on both teams. These guys are just too great. As great as the defenses are, and these are the two best defenses in the NBA pretty much for the entire season. You still have team score and a 120 points. You still have teams, Celtics will shoot 62%. The skill level in today's game is just off the charts. So I am always hopeful for some iconic performances and some historic place. And that's what we live for as.
"mike breen" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Liked it. Now, I have to confess Pablo. After I started using it on the NBA, I found out that I was not the first person to use it by any stretch, the great Johnny most. I did a Celtic game once, and I used the bang phrase and Johnny's son Jamie, who was in the business. He called and got a hold of me and said, hey, did you know my dad used the word bank? And I didn't know. I said, no, I didn't, and the next Celtic game I did, I said, bang, that's an honor of Johnny most Steve Frederick. It was a Philadelphia broadcaster really terrific play by play guy. He used it back in the day. So I'm not the only ones that used it. I didn't know at the time because nobody listened to local radio if you weren't in the local town back then. So there were others that used it, but it kind of became popular. People seem to like it, and it's worked out pretty well. Yeah, I mean, look, it's very good of you to provide the full journalistic context and other people who've used it, but it's also kind of like Michael Jackson not being technically the first person to moonwalk. You talked about like, hey, this should be an economy of bangs, right? Like we can't, we can't have bang inflation because that'll drive the value of all of this down. And so I ask you, do you have a favorite? Because I have nominees myself. There's a few that I enjoyed. Let me put it that way. Obviously the Ray Allen shot in game 6 of the finals. Back out to Allen, history title. Tie game with 5 seconds remaining. That's gotta be up there without question. Yep, 2013 against the spurs, game 6. Right, he doesn't hit that shot. And they don't win the championship. As fun time as I've ever had as a broadcaster with those three weeks of Lynn sanity. Yes, Mike. So I already like the bumps on my body. As you know now, my background, like this is this is my number one. It sounds corny to say, but it was one of the most magical times I've ever had as a broadcaster as a knick fan and as an NBA fan because he became the most popular athlete not just in the country in the world for three weeks. The whole world. And then we go up to Toronto and they're playing the raptors. And he received the loudest introduction out loudest ovation in a starting line at introduction for a road player. I think in the history of the NBA. Yeah, I've never liked that up in Toronto. And it's silicone of course it comes down to a final shot. On Valentine's Day, for the record. My wife remembers me listening to this. Unfortunately, more excited about this than anything that happened, full disclosure on that day. When you hit the game winning three because of course he does. Lin puts it up. Jeremy Lin from downtown and the Knicks take the lead. When sanity continues. The roar of the crowd, there were a lot of Nick fans there, but it was mostly raptor fans. And the raptors were by this point, they were really popular. It was one of the great atmospheres in the league. But the raptors fans are going crazy because people just realized they witnessed another amazing moment in this incredible story. Again, I sound corny but I've been so no. I feel so blessed to call so many of these games and moments like that and it really is a privilege to do that. And you just hope that you do it justice the moment. That's what you want to do. You want to try and enhance the moment. You don't want to overwhelm the moment. You certainly don't want to ruin them all, but we've all had those where, you know, you blow a call or it just doesn't fit, but some of those fit pretty well. I will say, one of my favorite moments of you blowing a call was when you were in the bubble. And you're calling a game, and you know what I'm talking about already, 'cause you're laughing, but it is a total just airball. And Jeff van Gundy actually has some advice for you. After you make a misinterpretation, let's say of what actually had happened. Yeah, it was, I think it was Eric Gordon. And the rockets are playing. And our location was up about 25 rows. Which is not an excuse. And we also had these plexiglasses in front of us, which is not an excuse, but the way the plexiglass was situated right at that spot, it was like, I didn't have a clear look. So I call it and I don't think I said bang, but I think I said it. It's good. Cross court to Gordon. Gordon trying to get going. That's good. His second three pointer. That's a fair ball, Mike. Jeff, Jeff and his dry humor matter of fact, faculty says, Mike, that was an air ball. I couldn't help but laugh. I want to see the replay. Eric Gordon, holding that follow through for you. Oh my goodness. You should have hit him with a bang on that dude. That would have been even better. You know, you make mistakes like that, more often than you want. And you don't sleep that night, but it's all part of the live television stuff and you learn from it, move on. But in terms of the ledger that you're sort of keeping track, okay? Mistakes versus highlights. The highlight column also has a genre of call that we have not even talked about yet. Because the double bang Mike, how spontaneous was that? Because it's happened, I feel like less than a handful of times, but you tell me. No,.
"mike breen" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Of the reason why you got into the business. Yes. Michael Jordan from straight away. It looks like he's a boxer just hanging on the ropes, but able to hit for three points in Chicago lead. There will nobody call basketball away while Robert did. He's the all time great. And I always feel one of the more underrated play by play guys of all time was exactly. Michael Jordan working against Dennis Johnson. Clock running down, three seconds, three point shot. No good. And a foul late sweet. A foul against Kevin McHale has been called by Middleton. With no time showing on the clock. Kevin McHale can believe it. And he called a lot of the finals games when I was a kid growing up and starting to love the NBA. So I'm just one of a lot of guys who call basketball and love basketball. Even today, people say the voice of the NBA, I so dispute that. For example, for the Boston Celtic fans, the voice of the NBA is Mike Gorman, for the goal of State Warriors, the voice of the NBA is bob Fitzgerald. And that's the part of the beauty of the sport. And the local broadcasters have clearly, I'm one with the Knicks, is that that's your announcer. That's your voice. That's the guy who you've allowed to your room night in a night out who becomes a part of your family. And that's part of the beauty of sports that the listeners have an attachment to. The I do think there is like a uni syllabic tradition from yes to bang. And I do want to get to the from Marv Albert to you passing on the notion that, hey, we only really need a syllable here, Mike. Can you talk to me about what it is that just having the one word enables you to do in terms of calling the game and the crowd sort of filtering in there too? Well, Pablo, that's exactly it. It's a great question. It's the one syllable word. It's a concise way to call a big moment. And especially when the crowd is so into it and normally, not all the time, but in a lot of cases, I only use it when it's the home crowd because it just, it enhances the call, hopefully enhances the moment. The human voice is not expected to be on this high intensity level for a long stretches. I mean, even the greatest voices of all time, your voice could crack or it just doesn't sound. I don't think it sounds natural. So on a big moment when the crowd's going crazy, less is more. I've always felt that way. Were you always this sort of observant in terms of, hey, my job here is to sort of amplify the atmosphere. Like, did you used to be a guy, Mike, when you started off maybe? Talking over those moments a little bit. When did you sort of learn to calibrate that kind of math? Well, I started doing radio. My first 5 years broadcasting NBA games was on the radio for the Knicks. And when you switch over to TV, that's when you have to realize you have to pull back. I mean, you can't do a radio call. And I remember the first maybe a year or two, every time I went back and watched a game that I did on TV, I'd say, oh, we shut up once in a while. You quickly realized that you don't need to talk all the time and sometimes in a big moment, sometimes silence is the perfect thing. Freeze it in the air to center. We will see you tomorrow night. I think Joe buck is one of the all time greats at letting the moment just sit there and the sound from the crowd and the sound from the whole atmosphere. And I think it's important not to over talk. So like anything Pablo, it takes time and you tinker with it, you get better at it. Sometimes you don't get better at it and you just try and figure out what works best. It's funny to hear you talking about feeling discomfort watching yourself back listening to yourself back on tape because are you aware that there are just montages highlight reels with like many, many, many, many views on YouTube of just like bang compilations. Yes, I am aware. Bryan for the win. History title. Anthony for three. Fires away. Well, I have three adult children, so they would let me know on stuff like that. And then friends all the time would send me stuff. I do have a Twitter account. I never tweet, but that's how I follow the league. And I have friends who send me those things sometimes. Although they delight in sending me any negative thing on Twitter, just to keep my head from swelling. So it's a good friend. Yeah, no. That's the Friends that you actually need more than you think. So let's talk about the origin here again because you begin to tell that story, but in the beginning, like, what was there? I guess this is, let's call it the Big Bang. Where did this all start? Because you mentioned, you went to fordham and this was a thing that you would do just as a fan. Right. I went to fordham to get into broadcasting and basketball is my favorite sport. So we did all the games, but when you're a freshman and a sophomore, you only probably do about 5 or 6 games a year then when you get to be a junior and senior you do more, obviously, and so I would go to all the road games too, not just the home games that rose hill in The Bronx, but I'd go to all the road games. Just, you know, when you went to college, you go to college. I went to Harvard. Of course. I know, of course, not the greatest atmosphere Mike breed in terms of like you cheered for you. Any Harvard team, you know, they were part of you. That's absolutely. And you didn't root for any team as hard as you did for your schools team. So correct. A crazy fordham fan and we'd go nuts. And it only be a handful of us at some of these road games. But when a Ford and player hit a big shot for some reason, I just started yelling bang as a student fan. And I wasn't even a three point line back then at the time. So when I started doing the games on radio for fordham, I tried it a couple of times in my call as a student broadcaster. And I didn't think it worked on radio. I thought it was more important back then to say it's good. To let the radio listeners know. So I kind of shelved it for a while. And then when I started doing some broadcasting after college, I did Maris college games. I did some seat in home games, and I did this sports channel high school game of the week. Which was so much fun. We'd go to a different high school across the country if it had a big player, like we went to Memphis for a penny Hardaway game, stuff like that. And I started using it there because in those high school gyms, the place was crazy,.
"mike breen" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"mike breen" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Curry sets fires puts it up. There it is. Way downtown. Bang. So short and yet so satisfying. James step back three pointer. Bang. Martin Tatum sets fires three pointer. When the modernist poet T.S. Eliot wrote the hollow men. His famous work about the startling desolation of Europe after World War I. He was definitively not thinking about the NBA playoffs. That is true. But the final stanza of that poem I'd argue. It actually applies equally well to the startling landscape of professional basketball. Without Mike breen. This is the way the world ends. Elliott wrote. This is the way the world ends. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang. But a whimper. So today, ahead of game four, we celebrate the return of Hall of Famer Mike free. The play by play guy who was called more finals games than anyone ever has. And we explained the most essential syllable in sports. I'm Pablo Torre. It is Friday, June 10th. This is ESPN daily. Mike green, do you remember the last time you found yourself watching the NBA Finals at home, not working without a microphone? 'cause it had been a while, right? Last time was 2005, I'll say this Pablo, I have always appreciated the privilege and the responsibility of calling finals games, but that appreciation skyrocketed after watching the first two games, seeing the event and how big it meant and it was cool and it was also it was wonderful to watch my colleague Mark Jones is a great buddy. Yes, nail it in his first chance to do some finals games. No, you missed games one and two of the files because of COVID and it seems like you're okay, I should ask that question first actually. I apologize. How are you feeling? You're all good? I was one of those that had no symptoms. Just kept testing positive, which was probably more frustrating than the alternative, but it's also a little easier experience to go through than the alternative, but I feel great. Thanks for asking. Yeah, but okay, hold on because you just described a 17 year period unbroken of you and friend of a microphone calling these games and so my brain for days now, Mike has been wondering what isolation looked and sounded like for you because I know you were watching these games, obviously, but describe the scene of Mike breen like presumably on his couch. Pablo, I wish I had a couch to sit on. I was in my hotel room. I was in San Francisco when I started testing positive. So I was so stuck in my room for 6 days. But the game was it. That was the whole day. I planned my meals early to make sure I had dinner like right before the game and not to have any interruption, I put my phone off to the side because I wanted to really concentrate and watch the game. And it's funny. It's like, you know, clearly in our positions, you watch it with a critical eye in terms of the telecast how the telecast is going. But what's cool is, is you watch it as a fan, too, and a great play. I'm yelling on a call and I question I'm looking at it and that stuff will never leave you. I'm such a huge fan of the sport that it was nice to actually watch it as a fan too. Wait, so how much of Mike green Hall of Fame play by play man crept into this experience? Like, did you call any part of the game just like to yourself? No, no, I'm sick that I'm not that sick. I wouldn't say it's like when I watch met games 'cause I'm a met fan or New York giant football games because I'm a football fan because I get crazed on those because those are my teams. So but it's still as a fan you can just, you can yell and scream and enjoy it. It's like, ah, I can't believe you missed that shot. Oh, that's a terrible call, or stuff like that. Just the average fan. Wait, so I need to get you on the record. He'd be very clear because my friends and I have been taking bets about this. How many bangs did Mike green say when he's in isolation in his hotel room watching games one and two of the NBA Finals? But that's how it all started, Pablo, when I was a student at fordham, there was about, let's say, ten or 15 of us who joined the college radio station, WWE. And we went to every Ford and basketball game if we weren't announcing it. And we would go to the games and when a Ford and player hit a big shot, that was what I screamed in the stands. And that was the origin of why I tried using it on the air. So I didn't know anybody at the TV, those two lights. Okay, so yeah, I did just lose money on that bet. I made, but B, I do need that full Ford emergent story in a second here, but what we've been doing while you've been talking Mike is just doing the quick math here, and it turns out that Wednesday night game three was your 92nd NBA Finals game, which is more finals games than anyone has ever called more than Marv Albert, more than dick Stockton. So just to close the loop here, how did it feel to actually be back out there in the building in Boston? I was like a kid on Christmas morning. I love the job so much that I missed it so much that I missed the adrenaline from the crowd. From bringing right there, courtside, but it felt amazing. And Pablo, I'm sure you feel the same way in your job. As great as the games are, the best part about it is the relationships and the friendships that you accumulate over so many years. And I have so many friends on in the NBA, at ESPN, on the two teams that just going back and seeing people so wonderful. It's overwhelming that the amount of response to well wishers helping you better want you to come back. So to go and see all those people, it was that was the best part about it to see and all your friends and colleagues. And so when there's 5 minutes or so left in the fourth quarter and the Celtics are trying to pull away to take this two one lead in the series and Marcus smart pulls up from the corner. Curry looking to help Tatum on the drive kicks it out smart corner three. How'd it feel, man? How did it feel? I said our producer who's been Willis pretty much the entire time. Tim corrigan, who's amazing. I must've sent four or 5 times. Oh, this is so much fun. Oh, this is so much fun. And it's not like I was away for a year. I was away for two weeks. And I missed two finals games, but I felt like I was gone forever and to be back in the seat and working with Mark and Jeff, which is the ultimate dream for me. It just was kind of the perfect night just to be back in that chair. Yeah, it felt honestly hearing you say bang after that three. I don't know what it's like to be constipated as a play by play guy, but I imagine that it felt like a release. We live for close games. It's so much fun. Every year in the finals, when the warriors win a game, the Celtic fans think, oh, you were cheering for them. Then when the Celtics went again, the war he was fancy. Oh, it's clear your chair for them. All week here for this close games at the end where you have big shots, big plays, and you have a chance to try and enhance the moment with a call. And for that, it was almost the perfect setup, especially in Boston with a player like Marcus smart and so beloved. It.
Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"mike breen" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Your morning going? It's good. The games last night were entertaining. I had to be one of the more entertaining nights we've had and then be a season so far, so it was pretty cool to watch. But how are you? I'm good. Shout out to devonte Graham. I that was just pure joy. That's why we watch the NBA shots like that. Incredible stuff. I very much enjoyed it. There was that. And then right before that, too, there's Lakers Mavs with the game finished with like 5 or 6 straight threes. At the end, they're all went down, including Russ, of all people, so like, I hear what you're saying. It was a mavericks game without Lucas, like what are you really expecting, but ultimately it's the Lakers struggling to beat them average team without Luca, but it was still pretty cool to watch the ending. And to go from that game, it was one of those nights where the NBA had a version of NBA red zone or something like that. That would have been a pretty cool sequence. They have an MBA red zone. What are we doing? Honestly, the last two seasons, I don't think you'd have enough games that would actually be shown. Fair. NBA red zone. 71 point blowouts are 73 or whatever, so you have to count your blessings where you find them, but last night was pretty great. Yeah, I don't want to be a Grinch about Austin Reeves too much because that was obviously a very cool moment for him. And I don't understand real quick, how they didn't call a foul on that. He was basically tackled. Man got drilled. I would have been proud of Michigan was tackling like that throughout the whole football season granted. They weren't pretty good tackling so I'm not complaining, but yeah, he was tackled. And it was very strange that they did not call that Val. Yeah, very strange. Also, not the biggest fan of, I don't know why it's still like this now that I think everybody's back in person. The fact that Mike breen's calls on the shots going down were like before the shots went in. Yes, yes. And I'm kind of like, don't do that when you've got such great, you know, like the intrigue is so high, and it's like, oh God, I know a quarter of a second before the shot goes in and it's going in because Mike green says, bang. You know, it's a little bit annoying, but whatever. When Maxie cleaver banked his in, it was like a felt like it was like a full half second before it went in. So I was like, what is going on? Am I the only person who's getting this feed? But I'm so glad we said that because I was going crazy. Wonderful stuff. So we have a lot to talk about on today's show, Chris, and I want to hop right into it sooner than later. But before we do a quick reminder to our listeners to keep sending your wonderful emails into open floor mail at Gmail dot com that's open.
The RIFT Radio Podcast Network
"mike breen" Discussed on The RIFT Radio Podcast Network
"I i feel like that is time travel in my opinion my mom. I know but i do like time travel. There's no wrong answer. This is all conspiracy. And like i feel like time and like that. She's probably like he. Would i kinda like the fokker. But well spooky holiday things like that either dream. I think we can do a whole episode on your you. Yeah but goes lost dreams. Like have you ever had a dream that sell that felt so real and it wasn't like you know some kind like santa theory it was like you felt like a regular day and then it just felt so real that like you wake up and you're like confused. Could you be like your energy and your conscious Drifting and like going into different times could that be time. Travel going off of that. So i had this weird thing. I would have a dream. Where i'm at a place and then years later i would be placed. I'll be like oh my god. I had a dream about this up. So here i don't understand that I don't know. I e mike breen is trying to everything We know halloween on something. I had jeans before. That felt very real very terrifying. One of them was flatow. Crusty weird from where she's really jumped on migrating really choking for no reason and i was like it was freaky actually i i like fish said and really my eyes open and isis. Which sounds like a nightmare. Them street wishes it was and and i dream of my imagery. That was Here's another instance that could be considered time travel so times the concept. Yes we are clock. Forward that word really teach like teaches but it doesn't change so why don't you just decided all of that. Would you be tablets because of us every time now. Exactly got a message. That's no have them all hostage. No because joe back and there's not really too. I think we just adjusted time match. But we haven't always done. Yeah but why you investment here about time. I mean looking out. Oh me on is like there way to better. What a days. Also on some twelve hours twenty four hours like for twelve noon is also. You know your high running out where you've packed with. Yeah you i this is. My time isn't run out. I've never stopped there. An incident amount of time message calling title. I remember going to He wants time. He's going through like when it's very unusual also people wishing maybe not.
Ball is Bae NBA Podcast
"mike breen" Discussed on Ball is Bae NBA Podcast
"That gets me to four and then i really in trouble because i think you're you're stuck between wilt and Bill russell and i don't know what to pick their Bill russell one all the rings. I think we'll probably a better player if you force me to pick. I'll go bill russell. So that'd be much hop consulates bill. Russell magic lebron kareem and then on another planet somewhere else separate from everybody not even to be included in the same discussion but they need. These people is michael jordan. That much now get out if it is that. What was your favorite player. James worthy by military. Unc so are stuck on a desert island deserted island. Whose boys would you like to bring into. Yes bob albert are migrant. Mike breen really push him in there. I think marv albert has a better voice I think mike breen is maybe the best at keeping track of a game and explained the details of a game that i have ever seen a large voices better going. Give you a little context with mike breen. Mike breen win Devon booker turn the ball over in. What was it game game five. So as soon as he turns it over there is like seventeen seconds. Left mike brain if you listen to the broadcast. Phoenix needs to foul. He says that right away chris. Paul doesn't even realize it. Chris paul's like right back on defense. Mike breen immediately hits that contextual note. And i thought it was genius. Absolutely genius So i i think marv albert voices better than i think might brings about the best. I've ever seen at sort of telling the story of the game in that exact moment. it's blows my mind. So i straddled. I straddled the heck out of the ads on that one. Yeah if you were given the key and he said you can have anybody's job in turn of sports from from a bar casting perspective. Whose job would you want tomorrow. As great as on point. I got the job. I'm awesome. yeah. Like i don't want to go into the studio everyday. Like ernie johnson do all that stuff. I i enjoy the freedom i have. I enjoy my ability to really watch a game and passionately connect with fans on nba dot com. I don't want it. I the job that i want in the world is the job that i have. I am via lucky to have your thank you so much for coming on the spark does i really did not realize that we've gone through do To the too. That's why. I said we don't have enough time for the lakers discussion. But if you if you wanted a if you have time we can do it. But i know you have to wake up early tomorrow so well i appreciate. I just wanna say that other people. Listen thank you so much. I appreciate you guys asked me on. I'm always thrilled to connect with fans around the world. I've been on a show in india. Before and i'm always thrilled to connect with basketball fans in india india's it's growing country and a growing basketball country so i'm excited to see what's next. I both thank you so much. This is operatives during beneath Obviously huge fans. I think i kept my gushing minimum hanging much. Alphonse everyone visa like shaft some sun followed has got to next time. Then say bory. Thank you for listening to this episode. I hope you enjoyed it to stay. Updated on news reviews and interviews about the nba. Follow us at ball as bay pod on instagram twitter. Youtube search for bali's via podcasts. On apple google and spotify and subscribe to our podcast. Get the next episode as soon as it is released. How wonderful day ahead and see you. All soon on. The ball is bay. Podcast the largest a podcast in indian accent.
Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"mike breen" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"You don't wear ties you ready. Watch it again. Watch the block again. Jails zubin seattle. Ross now now people out. I want everybody to watch that again closely and we just showed it again on. Espn two where you see the close up from the glass. He never had that he barely had time to do. It was a good but now what was sentenced to play. It was green. Made a great column that this a latest fine mike breen his great call the two or three guys in the sport doing the by four the best it so i just you know me know i get the breaking stuff down and really paying attention to it and when i broke it down and really panicked. I'm like i don't even really think eight and cardigan watching this thing on. He didn't catch it clinger's he's got to clean a good defensive players angle no question about this and what is not as great. He's not as great as his chase down block. That's for sure it's just not as great chase down blocking game. One was mean impressive because of the play the him running down but also because we thought his knee was shot shot. Yeah and then he just exploded down. The floor made this great block. So you know. That's a great one. But and i also said this. Is this playwright here by. This is the best blocking nba finals. History his opinion now again if at least with championship will always talk about. This is this. Is i finally been a part of. Yeah so then he would say for him. But the liberal bloc led to kyrie's three which led to an unbelievable comeback for a championship. I'm sorry won. The bronze block is the greatest block outside of akilahsiti on game. Six ninety four. So here's how you know here's how you know it'll it'll be i mean lebron's is considered one of the greatest blocks of all time. Is they constantly show it. Yeah you not go see that. are you sure. Now think you'll see that on the bucks win the championship. How's the signature playing in finals. Unless he's dramatic. How unless they looked at the way they do. Lebron no i don't think so. I don't think so. They never show though what happens after the block. You know that right. That play ends After he blocks ego dolla and funny because it would all actually tweeted about it was a great block but said no no reference to himself which is funny but still that play will be remembered seeing a championship. I don't think so eighty eight say. Espn eight seven to nine. three seven. Seven janas play aggressive to me at times last night. He had a few ducks that i like salt. Yeah look like he was trying to yank down the rim showing me some stuff you know. He pays attention. Yeah i was like her especially on the when he missed a three and he came back for the put back. remember misted. he missed the somebody got adly. Somebody got it and then they they he came in the tip. It was like a tip dunk or something like that. If i remember here it was. It was good man. I mean he was who so long man he bunny hop from the free throw line on on the fast break looked like he traveled but he doesn't know he's one dribble because he's got such long strides. He's always one dribble away from the basket for many deal. Walk doubt it. Let's say joe in hawaii on the block am joel hawaii or the coming in going out an. He's he's still a man. I mean i watch you guys you know every every night. It's you know twelve twenty right now. You know right before. I go to sleep. I gotta catch you guys. Love it Thank you did. You have a my time today. I did not. I had a few beers and a few hard seltzer. But okay all right does does get my go to hawaii thursday. So what do you got joe. Well nothing beats the lebron block. I mean i'm a huge fan. Was actually a ball boy from ninety six to ninety nine during the allen you know glen robinson fell years but i think you know this janas block was probably second. Best overall second second-best okay thanks man get some rest appreciate you calling always watch. Yeah yeah yeah appreciate you man like like that. You could put that second but he liked. You liked that. He had a couple of shelters the fact that he up at twelve watching us. Yeah all the way west all the way all the way as as far west you can go in the us. Alan milwaukee al. Where do you think this block ranks. Hey how's it going good. What's up l. Hey what's going on. Kate wash this year now. This is why i consider this block. Tremendous we're not talking about lebron or jaanus running down having a line on someone and being able to run and tying a block. We're talking about booker. Cooking and killing and yon is clean defense on booker. Who has to watch booker without picking the ball up. Take it off of his hand throw it up and have the presence of mind to turn his body immediately and put his hand the only place that he can put it without filing. Remember eight and made a basket with seconds left on the clock against the clippers so it only takes a fraction of a second and he doesn't have to have the ball in his hand to do it. So that's what made it so dramatic that the only thing that could possibly be done to that ball and to preserve that shot was don coming from a complete different defensive situation guarding and other player. That's why that was something else coach. L. thanks for the breakdown of that play. It is true. He goes from defending the ball to turning around recovering in time to make a great great athletic play. Also it helps that he was you know. He's seven feet tall with a seven foot. Four wingspan all that. That's why i said is not many people on this earth that can make that play. He certainly the guy and he was in the right place at the right time will continue your calls on this again on that blocks. Great play more happen including chris. Paul really struggling again. Lot of concerns. There i remember. He had ligament damage in his shooting. Hand and so the last couple of games. He struggled five of the team. Seventeen turnovers were for him. It's another game for chris..
KNST AM 790
"mike breen" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Paul Booker Long three pointer Don't worry downtown from Bucker Mike Breen on ABC. Devin Booker drains a three pointer one of seven from behind the arc for him. Booker with a team high 31 points as the Sun's top The Milwaukee Bucks Thursday. 1 18 18 Phoenix shooting A combined 50% from three point range enough to overcome a 42 point night out of Buck Star Johnson Center. Campo the Sons now with the two to nothing series edge in the NBA Finals as this best of seven heads to Milwaukee for Game three on Sunday. Matt Napolitano, Fox News, There's a new champion speller. Maybe Yeah. And you are a Y A That is currently that was Laila Avant garde's winning word for the 14 Year old from Louisiana at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. Ain't no place like a cowboy place in no time, like a cowboy time ain't no way like the cowboy. We have a cowboy candidate. Yeah. When you're on that whole crowd boys contained that cowboy grab ain't no way like the cowboy. We have a cowboy candidate. Yeah. Particular your taste buds. With the New Texas Pete Buffalo Chicken tenders at Roy Rogers restaurants, their hand breaded and battered and dipped in Texas people buffalo style chicken wing sauce. Yeah. Ain't no way like the cowboy way. And so I'm like a cowboy song. Have a cowboy kinda date at a road in a way where you're going wrong? Yeah. Try the New Texas people. Buffalo Chicken tenders.
Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"mike breen" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Right field camera right now, please. Its land, Diego. The Padres pitcher that is brought up from L. A. Safe. Zahn or SILO on Bali Sports. San Diego Padres Only let Camarena hit there because they didn't want to blow out their bullpen early down eight to at that point, he's the second picture ever. The first one was in 18 98, whose first hit was a Grand Slam. And again the Padres rallying all the way back to win 98 on a trend Grisham R B I single bottom nine. The Brewers beat the Reds 53, extending their lead on syncing to seven games atop the NL Central. The Phillies in eight Nothing when it regularly the Twins beat the Tigers, 53 and Cleveland down K C. 74 to end a nine game scared the Marlins and Don Mattingly exercising their mutual options, So he'll be there manager next year at least as well. Tyson Fury and multiple members of his camp have reportedly tested positive for Covid. So July 24th fight with Deontay Wilder now postponed likely till October. 9th and we are an hour away from the Wimbledon men's Final four. Matteo, Bertini and Hubert her. Catch her first, then Novak Djokovic and Dennis Shop of a love Jodi. Back to you, Andrew. One. Quick question for you. Before we go. You mentioned you made it through the first half of last night's NBA game. I made it downstairs the first step, but then watch the end of it. Getting some much needed time in bed. Uh, the 10 past sequence by the Sun's, which you just played the radio call on which I thought was Pretty damn good, which was better that or Mike Breen on the TV side. I think the TV side is better in general, cause you could see it and you had to see the movement yet to see how little they had the ball in their hands. And I think al might have combined a couple of passes. So TV you have to see the play. Regardless, who was doing it in brain was great. But the play needs to be seen to really truly be appreciated. You are 100% correct. Damn. I grew up a basketball player that was Despite the fact that my father was in baseball, basketball was always my sport. And I was a point guard, so I appreciated good, Chris passing and damn, that was eye opening was I light of game one son to one. They're up to nothing. Bucks fans. You got any shot in this series? Hop on my telephone lines, 855 to 1.
The Free Agents
"mike breen" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Press. Like the fifteen second rewind button on your vr and see who's on the floor and be like okay. That's kind of what they did right. Put up a venture off. Jay crowder throwing them and there's not a better way to do that. You just gotta go. Cj zero on this thing and check what you post very weird but people are calling us out here guys literally last year in the finals. Both teams went from the play offs to in the finals. The lakers and the heat. Oh my god the lakers. Yeah okay good. Call a so. Let me ask you guys subject because as a basketball nerd. I'm obviously loving cam johnson. Come in and luke canard combat and not miss shots. I'm loving that. But i hear from some casual fans at the absence of quiet. Leonard and chris paul's kind of taken some shine off this series. Am i just the basketball geek. And i'm just loving it or is there. Is there a little bit of shine taken off of it and i'm just enjoying the fundamentals. I'm just enjoying every guys being out there to contribute. I guess you could argue. It would somehow even better if both those guys who are playing these last two games have been unreal. Though i mean just the terms of like lead changes and how close it's been down the stretch and all these crazy what if plays but i guess i understand but who cares ultimately if if it's an entertaining game despite all the instant replay reviews last year. That's my opinion lee. What do you think i mean. Obviously it loved to see them out there. But they're not so you just have to dance with the one that broach this all right. Let's enjoy the game and it was a great game we sing. We sing still seeing star plaza. I mean paul. George endeavor book on didn't shoot all that will last night compared to gain one but the still enough stop. how for us. Who if you are a casual like man. I love chris. Paul i love. I'm not watching it okay. Fine but we're still watching wisdom loving it and it's still mean don't think though the sun should be allowed to bring chris paul back his point until coa can come back. Seems fair okay. Let's make that a real test either. I feel unqualified answer. This question i'm going to be watching regardless. Honestly if it's campaign and frank kaminsky running a pick and roll every single time down the court on probably loving even more but i don't know people are watching ratings are up. Maybe that's just because we're seeing you know fans and stands and this is a standard playoffs compared to the bubble last year but i mean the bigger if we had finals. Mvp and a guy in. Chris paul who's going trying to win his first title. Obviously that would be a big story but you know this is where stars are made are in the playoffs like deondraye and i had him most improved player this year and then was completely disappointed because all he was doing was playing defense as it turns out he was just saving it in the playoffs. He's gonna keep playing the defense but it's figured out a way to become a fluid offensive player and honestly just dominate the paint. He's holding it down inside. He's the only guy on either team that really cares about being inside. It's been it's been here so it's like yeah. It was exciting. I'm sure four andrea eight and was drafted number. One back then could have easily fallen out of their minds and now here. He is winning the game in the playoffs. That's how you become a star in the future. Not everybody's a star right away. And i think even if some fans weren't pumped game one you know chris balls sideline because of the protocol. Kawhi leonard is y- get real then because this basketball is just so fricking good and if you wanna watch some men look at a monitor. You've gotta be excited about that too but that looks like it'd be the basketball has to you and it is just so fricken good and as i said at the beginning. Neither team had a double digit lead in this game. Lead for me. That's always yeah and it was. There was barely one in game one. If i remember mean maybe team got up to ten Maybe i don't. I don't even know if that's the case i mean that was. It's just been so good. Yeah the clippers not falling apart It's feels like but man they just obviously hit. Like i think van gundy it on the broadcast. They had like a an answer three every time. It felt like the sons were gonna pull away like it was canard. It was a reggie jackson three. It was yours it when he was like. Whoa all always were just sticking around. I mean even this game. I couldn't believe the the clippers were up at one point i was like oh my god i feel like the sons are completely outplaying. Them in this and somehow l. c. Had the lead which means for a great finish. It feels like the crowd is sort of somehow. Be on top of the core to well like they just up and go. Mike breen was standing on the side. I don't remember seeing three do it. Reggie does it a lot because you get apple standing courtside so it's tough to see. You could see mike breen. Like he was perched up and he was. He was standing to see the actually. Yeah we wanted to call the game standing up. That'd be awesome. I just really back. Let them roam the court hand one commentator cameras right now not do with my just back to booker's knows i've told my story before where i busted. Open my nose on a trampoline at a high school party trying to be a cool guy doing a double flip my nose off the metal bar on the trampoline in the backyard and blood. Wet all over the trampoline. But if any of you guys busting your snows broke it or crooked or just had a super bloody nose. No lear awesome basketball but at a broken one. So yeah. I've never had a penalty knows in my life. I got the perfect meal. What can you don't have a big no like a lot of us here on the show. Yeah just small feet. small way. the most of the people when you're planning a pick up games on the void in the elbe drew. But i've never even got one. You know like going deep for a book or something like that. I know they're super common. I've done a lot of dumb stuff. You'd think i'd take a shot to the face. Certainly that's happened but no blood. You grew up in chicago none of those early morning. Pickup runs where it's like minus forty five degrees in the ball just like ricochets face. That never even gave you a blood. Nuns never had a blunt nose. I mean i think helped by being a little taller ricochet task that sionas ever been busted open baseball. It's been exploded once now by a fist by a man's fist made it explode. Yeah sounds like a good story. Great story i got. I got blasted in the nose so it was a one-way fight really if you watched. Yeah kinda yeah. I knew it was a fight happening if it was third year of college. I think yeah. My nose was basically below my i. It went way over. But i had a great great guy in the er great doctor in the er take his two thumbs and just push it back old..
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Kobe, Duncan, Garnett Finally to Enter Basketball Hall of Fame
"The late Kobe Bryant and former Celtic Kevin Garnett among the headliners in the newest class of Basketball Hall of Fame. Inductees Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, He never forgot about his fans. Also inducted in non Castle, Connecticut, Tim Duncan. I was blessed in guided by so many people and improbable scenarios to get where I am Kevin Garnett thanking past NBA great sacrifice that they took that I'm being able to stand up to your front of you guys today, noting old sayings about a man's true wealth being not in money, but in friendships, Sportscaster Mike Breen. I want to thank all of you. Making me feel like the richest man alive, Green says. That's the best part of it
"mike breen" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Down in Washington or cares about Ellers. Oh, show no 17 o'clock there. Nick's at the Utah Jazz, too. Brooklyn. That's up of the Miami Heat. 98 85 yesterday 20 points apiece for Kevin Durant. James Harden, now your forecast from the Ramsey Super Weather Center. All right, The whole storm situation begins a snow anywhere between nine and 11 this morning, and it continues as no Till about four o'clock this afternoon. We may see a little bit of Slater freezing rain, a changeover tomorrow morning again. Toe all snow. Then it ends his reign to Mars. I 43 that's your forecast. The Ramseys. Subaru Weather Center 34. Cloudy from the 77 w ABC News desk. I'm Deborah Valentine Way. Our New York Bernie is sit in the morning radio 77. Now you're talking to Tuesday Understood. This is a shakedown street by the Grateful Dead Street. So before we get to the news of the day with Bernie McGurk, you guys love hurts. So I Knickerbockers or in Utah tonight and step made mention that the Brooklyn next one last night 20 apiece. Put the rant and hardened. Of course, Today is the one year commemoration of the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his beautiful daughter and seven others on the helicopter. But I have to tell you this party somewhere this morning. Would deal friend Mike Breen is in mourning. He sitting Shiva Really? Yes. Ever. So, obviously, uh, well, there was a Jewish person. No, it wasn't. But sometimes people sit Shiva want anybody dies? But somebody has died. You're right about that. Not just Mike Breen. But Marv Albert, He must be sitting Shiva, one of the most popular Knicks. You saw this? This guy barely played. He was on the team and 72 73. With Roman role When Walt Frazier and Willis we'd that won the NBA championship. I think he spent four years in all with the Knicks before he played overseas. He was so popular, the Beastie Boys wrote a song and there's a lyric about this particular Nick player. The great Hawthorne.
KNBR The Sports Leader
"mike breen" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I think some guys will do those kind of things to get attention for themselves. I didn't think you did that at all. I like Reggie Miller. You know what he did? So what? You're 90 four's when they shut down the baseball season, so it was After his 93 94 years, So he was in the league 67 years. I never went to those MBA boot camp meetings they would have. And David Stern what would talk and it was. Everybody went to New York for three days. I could never go because I was always doing baseball with a 94 year was the lock out the strike here. There was no baseball that year, so I did go. It was fascinating. I'm so glad I well, I wanted the main my main takeaways was they had a broadcaster Boot camp. Were contemporary NBA players, and I spent an entire afternoon with Reggie Miller. And I don't know what kind of broadcaster he could be, obviously was very glib, Good looking. You know, his sister was a great player in a small market, but he was very comfortable being on the biggest stages. Uh, And he's big. He worked hard. It's not like Reggie Miller just became, You know, a great broadcaster overnight. He she worked at it, and he did it during his playing career, and I remember spending hours with him and Practicing and going over things and giving them you know, little pointers, but he put the work in. It's a lot of guys retire, like, you know, the guys we ripped last week, and your guy David Locke got us in trouble for calling in a hole. But you know Charles and shack don't you think they ever went to a broadcasting school or even cared? Or even look at the Reggie Miller's well prepared for every signal broadcast he knows Every player had both thieves. They're playing at every player in the league, so I admired after that, I kind of rooted for him as a broadcaster because he took time. That's right for training camp a starting that year, going into the 94 95 year, and he made it clear when I've done I want to be a broadcaster, and he's become See the best. I mean, Van Gundy's the best to me. I would have put Reggie Miller an extra mark Jackson or Christmas better than those guys see the second must put in all those guys. I like Van Gundy, and they have He and Mike Breen have a great Sing going there and I liked listen to those guys won't like watching those guys right? Reggie Miller is clearly number two on the list, and I love our land, So I think they're a good team. They work well together Number two, and now 23. He's number three step in his number two By the way, your guy This just came across your guy Cole Beasley playing the F C Championship game with a broken fibula. Fractured fibula. My bottle that is weird. Charles Woodson plainness with a fractured fibula Wanda getting beat by Keenan McCardell and I play, but Front corner route, But yeah, Impressive. He played well yesterday, too. There were times the first playoff game against the cold. She could barely make it off the sideline. You knew he was hurt, but he made some place yesterday that first drive coming out the second half. It was mainly Beasley when I was thinking, Let's feature Stefan Diggs. So after after dig's got soup, Lex he kind of ran head yesterday. Don't see much of him a little bit later in the game, he's become done. P I don't love that. They'll love that in Buffalo that Mr have easily played with a fractured fibula. Thank you. Both my feel have breaking tables by the time they kick off the new year next year. They love that guy. Right, one more NFL. No, I got a number for you. That is good. That is very interesting will do that. Then we have the caboose to the bottom of the hour on Lee here on the SportsCenter. You were listening. Tell Papa and Lund on both sides of the dialogue. KNBR, 1045 FM and 6 80 A. M. Thies sports were Have so much good news from the Children out of body trafficked as eastbound.
KNBR The Sports Leader
"mike breen" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Speaker by seeing play KNBR. There's your screen line recording. Well, that at me, that's the way Stop screaming. That's 61567! 84 31. How much that cost me five bucks a minute 23 seconds. Wow. Uh, that's good. Dollar a second. Is your is better now I feel better. Is your smartphone spell check? Okay. Yeah, it's the auto. Correct. So I requested that we booked Mike Breen on the show tomorrow. How many times did it take me to get brain from three women? The funniest one and was my request for Nick Hardwick this morning. He would not put the W In there. That was enjoyable, But it was the first thing I saw this morning. Porn star neck are Dick might be maybe a four star? Yeah. Haven't E was Philip Rivers A Drew Brees, but Yeah, There is a way to disable the auto. Correct, right? I gotta figure how to do that. But it's more fun that way. Kept transposing Breen B R E M E N Like Bremen, and I mean, I guess there is no porn star named Nick Arctic because It just brings up Nick Hardwick. So Or maybe just knows. Maybe there is no hard, dick. I guess there's a Josh Reddick. We no way. No, that camera today. Yeah. Ready? Yeah. Did not know that Right. What we have done today. We did have Nick Hardwick on the show today, and it's a great Listen, if you wanna go back to that. Let's see. Oh, the watch for the court tonight. Watch the game tonight because the Warriors will have the Oakland on the court. The one with the Oakland jerseys for the first time that something Oh, Don Sutton passed away. We didn't. We didn't get into that and always a Dodger. But don was not only great Dodger when he was a great broadcaster to for a long time for the Braves. And I just listen to him a lot. Um This baseball season. I'm not sure why exactly, I did. But I just listen a lot of Braves games and he really, you know some guys image pipes, probably the best at it. Former player turned play by play announcer. Don sudden did the bravos games for a long time. And he was His tremendous broadcaster and his son. We know as a broadcaster Darren and s So not only is brilliant career and he did. He did pitch for the Oakland A's I don't even know. Did he die from covert general? Do they ever say he died? I think they said why he died. I didn't see it. I didn't see it. So he, uh hey was I just heard him and he sounded fine, uh, this this year, and it was mainly 2020 and then into 2021 alkaline, Mr Tiger, Tom Seaver, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford. Show Morgan really hurt home. Phil Niekro. Tommy Lasorda died right before one of our shows and now Don Sutton, and I don't even know if he was No, he was ill. And I never would. I read it didn't say he died of covert. But he wasn't fine Health this baseball season for the Braves going to the playoffs and Tommy John's in bad health, so That's so That's so in time. He's not a Hall of Famer, but damn clothes. I mean, that's we've lost more. Baseball Hall of Famers and 2020 than any year previously, and we've already lost two. In the first less than three weeks of 21. Tommy died on January 7 and Don Sutton died yesterday in the 19th so terrible, Yeah. The Super Bowl crew has been announced for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa. Carl Scheppers is your referee, but the history is it. Sarah Thomas is gonna be the down judge in the first. Female is part of a Super Bowl officiating crew. So that's good news. Yeah, we gotta and Ferreira said he thought it was gonna be wrong. Torbert and dot Ron did work this weekend. So congratulations to Carl Show. You guys have another vodka bet another Tito's Ben. We didn't actually have a bed. I just asked him a couple of weeks ago. Who? I too We thought I thought Karen. She may get a bit Tony clearly is Was slipping a little bit, so having Sarah Thomas eyes going to be and that he had used to be known as the headlines, men Is the position that she has taken on, and they just changed the name of it to down judge, But I don't wonder 11 today will be that Cheryl be elevated from being a down charge to being a white hat to being a referee. And one day we'll have those terrorist. Someone else will be the referee in the in a Super Bowl, but that's great news. That she and this is like an all Star crew. Yeah, the way they picked him. So, Colonel was got the most. You know the best grade for all the referees. Fred Bryan got the best grade for the umpires. Rusty Veins for the line charge. Sarah down, Judge an automatic goes. James Coleman is the field judge. But This is great news for her to be elevated to being a referee. I mean, that that could easily happen. I mean, she's on the crew. But the white hat is the one in charge. And I think that that day is coming, where she will be the NFL's first ever female referee. Why not? Ken Rosenthal had a notes column and by the way, Toronto get to George Springer, but as it was before it was right around. The start of the show was reported that Michael Brantley was gonna be part of the Blue Jays as well. He went back to the Astros for two years and 32 Springer got six years 1 50 from the Blue Jays and then Rosenthal's notes as well, He says clubs routinely ask about Giants catcher Joey Barton in trade talks. The Giants are not actively attempting attempting to move the 24 year old though. I don't think there's any news there, but I thought I would talk about it. Yeah, she wrote in his notes. Yeah, we've discussed it. I'm sure that's the head. That's good that they want Joey Barton because they see Possibility and we compare you know why has been to both said a Bard and Wiseman's clearly closer to Bard. Then he has to Bosa as far as a finished product. He's not and Joe he's not I mean, ideally, James, why is going to be playing in the in the college basketball on getting a full suit? Somebody's trying to work it out here. But I'm starting to Sally. Already used the number one pick this past year on a catcher. I've thought about it a lot. Um So his difference between Farhaan and Scott picking up the phone and trying to trade uh, Joey. They're not saying that When you're talking about prospects, and here's the way it works is you would and I don't even know what they're talking about Trading for because the Giants don't have anybody like that..
Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
NBA Players, Owners Meet To Discuss Plan Of Action
"Get back on track WHOA Jeez here. Thankfully to tell us what might happen here. Obviously, it's a fluid situation Adrian. I. Guess. The first thing we want to ask you is, what are we expecting today like what is going to happen today meeting Liz I have no idea what's going to happen today guys yesterday was. A remarkable day and one that I don't think any of us who cover the NBA. WHO Who've covered sports and and in my generation Bo forget but to set the table for today. The players having eleven am meeting here in the bubble. And the owners have a board of governors call at the same time. I'm pulled eleven am obviously that'll be done virtually and so simultaneously, those two groups we'll be meeting and the players. I think after a night, it was an emotional day. It was an emotional meeting they had. With most of the players in the bubble coaches were there last night there came a point where? The players asked the coaches to leave so they could hash it out amongst themselves. The teams I was told broke up into groups. and then they're going to continue that conversation this morning but I mean what's at stake is simply This season and are the players as a group going to decide to move forward. Continue the playoffs by all indications that the three games that are scheduled today. Not. Going to be played, the League hadn't officially. announced it but every indication we got in the last night regardless of what they decide moving forward that those three games later in the day. Wouldn't be played, but the players have more to work through and talk through. And consider a lot of different. Consider a lot of different scenarios. And and ultimately consequences of what it would mean to shut this bubble down. You're there in the bubble woes and you could get and I just WanNa know like what is what's the feeling is like does feel like NAM empty and just spooky and? What's that feeling like? I. Think the last several days keyshawn. and. You could feel a building you could watch on I think you guys could watch. On television and and read what people are saying and see. The interviews with George Hill and Fred Van Vliet. and. The emotion that players were carrying. Since the shooting of Jacob Blake earlier. In the week. And how that resonated not just all over the country. But here. and. On top of the emotion and Guys have been here a long time and it wears on you and guys miss families guys feel. At times like their captive in this place it I get it. It's a resort like I. Don't mean to. It is a resort and I get it and. All of us are lucky to be able to work. In, this country right now and a lot of people can't but there is a cumulative effect about being away this long. And you add on top of that. the horrific nature of that shooting. Another in a series of them in years of decades. Of them a century of them and so. data impacted this place at impacted those inside. And It was a domino effect yesterday of once. The bucks made the decision to knock him out of the locker room and not play. And then how it impacted the other teams and lead to that meeting last night that was pretty rot times. The to La teams the LA clippers. The Lakers have two of the hour say most powerful voices in professional sports in Genie Boston. Steve, bomber what type of influence can they have on the rest of the NBA owners to get something done in favor of the players? It's a good question I think the question is. And I think what the players Were spending last night doing. And and previously, it's been an ongoing conversation here. But is there something and and I and I know in the meeting last I a lot of players. Disgusted I know CJ mccollum was who's an executive on the players committee or on the on the Executive Committee of the Players Association. mccomb the Blazers Jaylen Brown the Celtics war leaders. in the Union and top players in league talked about having a plan of action and the bucks in the locker. Room. In those hours after that they after they decided not to play. Working with their own ownership in Milwaukee to get on the phone the Attorney General of the Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin to talk about ways to move forward. To try to impact. that. Particular case. In in their state in Kenosha. And so you saw players already beginning to do that yesterday now. How does that continue today? What what players are asking themselves I know what organizations are asking players when they got back to the rooms. Last my back to the hotels. What is the endgame if we don't play? One is that what is it that we wanNA accomplish outside of the bubble outside of this environment outside of the platform that you have right now to play. play NBA Games and speak to the world through. Through this. What does that look like and so I think that's all going to be part of the conversation today with the players and with the owners if they kinda reconnect after those two meetings.
Red Eye Radio
Kobe Bryant makes list of finalists for basketball Hall of Fame
"Seen Kobe Bryant heads up a list of eight finalists for the basketball hall of fame inductees will be announced in April the hall announced yesterday that long time sports writer and commentator Michael will bond and veteran play by play announcer Mike Breen will enter the hall as media award