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Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child
"In Iraq, the country's military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad's Green zone home of the U. S embassy injured a child. It's the latest of several rocket attacks targeting the fortified area. Security forces also say they thwarted another rocket attack on a military air base north of Baghdad that hosts US
Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child
"A townhall dot com A rocket aimed at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone home of the U. S embassy has struck a residential house and injured a child. Iraqi military say the latest rocket was launched from Baghdad and landed next to a house close to a local TV station. Iraqi security forces. So they also thwarted another attack north of Baghdad, aiming to hit a training base used by U. S led coalition forces. A recent spate of rocket attacks have struck close to the US Embassy and targeted American troops in Iraqi bases. Thie uptick in attacks come shortly before Iraq about some strategic talks with the U. S. In which the presence of
Three rockets fired at Israel from Gaza as border region heats up
"Again at the border between Israel and Gaza. Israeli defense forces confirming that two rockets were fired into the southern part of the country, and then another volley fired in and at least one confirmed interception. Fox's trading
Israeli military says Gaza militants fired 2 rockets
"Israeli military says two rockets were fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel. Israel's Channel 12 TV said the rockets landed in open areas, causing no damage or injuries. After three wars and numerous skirmishes over the years Israel and Gaza Hamas militant rulers have largely observed in unofficial ceasefire in recent months. Tensions have been rising as Israel's prime minister said he hopes to begin annexing Israeli occupied land in the West
Coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide amid Fourth of July weekend
"States is dipped under 50,000 new grown a virus cases for the first time in four days that, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Still, experts for your celebrations for the Fourth of July Independence Day weekend will act like rocket fuel the nation's surging outbreak. Johns Hopkins counted 45,300 new Corona virus infections in the U. S on Saturday after three days, which the daily count reaches high is 54,500 cases. A lower figure on Saturday does not necessarily mean the situation of the U. S. Is improving as it could be due to reduce reporting on a national holiday. The U. S has the most infections and virus load of deaths in the world. Week
NASA's Juno Spacecraft At Jupiter Reveals New Info, Rocket Lab declares Electron launch failure
"Nastase Juno spacecraft is heading for its twenty eighth close encounter with the planet Jupiter later this month. As NPR's Joe PALCA reports, the probe continues to explore new feature is on the giant Gas Planet Juno arrived at Jupiter four years ago, it went into an elongated orbit, plunging fairly close to the planet's cloud tops for a few hours before swinging far out into space for weeks. Keeping the close encounters short is essential because of the harsh radiation environment close to the planet. Recently has been exploring an enormous storm that just appeared on Jupiter. An amateur astronomer here on earth was the first to spot the storm. The probe has also been making in-depth studies of the famous red spot, and even bigger storm Juneau's main mission is to map Jupiter's gravity field something that will take another year to complete Joe Palca and news. The private satellite launch firm rocket lab is trying to figure out what went wrong with the mission. Yesterday it's rocket successfully lifted off from New Zealand but was unable to reach orbit and lost its payload of seven small satellites rocket had planned to make monthly launches for the rest of the year, and into two thousand, twenty one
Rocket Lab loses payload as latest mission fails to reach orbit
"Fate. An unmanned rocket from small satellite launch firm rocket lab failed to reach orbit minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand, losing its payload of seven small satellites it had intended to carry into space. Rocket lab is one of a growing group of launch companies looking to slash the cost of sending shoebox size satellites into low earth orbit. The company that made the satellites that were lost says the risk of failures
Rocket Lab declares Electron launch failure
"Minutes after a successful liftoff from New Zealand, losing its payload of seven small satellites have had intended to carry into space. Rocket lab is one of a growing group of launch companies looking to slash the cost of sending shoebox size satellites into low earth orbit. The company that made the satellites that were lost says the risk of failures always there. This is CBS News. Re pressure Business
Police issue warnings regarding fireworks usage
"Plenty of warnings about fireworks. Independence Day usually means crowds gathering to watch the Rockets red glare of fireworks celebrations, But this year, things were different, thanks to the Cove in 19 pandemic. If you're planning a smaller celebration with your own fireworks, here's a few things to keep in mind. The National Safety Council says. Never allow young Children to handle fireworks. Don't hold lighted fireworks in your hands and don't like them indoors. Use fireworks away from people houses and flammable materials. And don't point them at anyone. And remember, sparklers look innocent, but they burn it about 2000 degrees and make up about 1/4 of firework related emergency room
Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets
"The victory ride kicks off the stakes action here at Belmont Park tomorrow afternoon grade three early in the caught has just the feel of five phillies. GOING TO GO Six and a half furlongs as for the three year old's warning line favors one francs. Rock Cat Hall of Famer Bill Will Give Fellow Hall of Famer John Velazquez a leg up and this phillies done very little wrong on her career. She's three for seven. With four second-place finishes ran second in a couple of graded stakes, including the grade one spin away up at Saratoga last year last seen winning a third level allowance optional claimer. She uses stakes. Winner took the any limit kick off three year old season three starts back. and. Probably the only reason that this race isn't later in the card is that it's a five Horsfield and Franks? Rakhat is three to five on the morning line, and she may be the the loan speed in race, so she's going to be tough to beat at three to five, but that's a pretty short price, considering there some pretty good up and coming phillies near now I think number four center. I'll I'm going to give her another shot for. For Chad Brown and Joel Rosario Sheila Great Getting Her Maiden Win Gulfstream Park, when bet down to three to five at the end of March then came back in a tough allowance race at Churchill downs where she was really over bet, she was three to five that day against another very impressive maiden winner of this one for Steve Asmussen in casual casual ran a great race that day center I'll had all sorts of problems. She didn't break that well. She had trouble during the race, and she was just really never in at any point. I think it's a racy can kind of draw a line through? If she runs closer to the way she did and her debut. I think she's the one that could give Franks rock cat. The biggest problem Franks rocket will probably get the lead I would think Rosario would have center I'll sitting justin behind her and seeing if they can outgun into the line going six and a half furlongs. With you I'm going to take a shot with center. Rile planner. If? When I plan! Early took five tomorrow I will use both Franks rocket and center, but I'll tell you what I think. You can make a case also for up in smoke was undefeated and sprints. She's four five and a career. Lone blemish came when George Weaver tries to stretch her out Hollywood wildcat. Go at Gulfstream Park. She's raced exclusively of Gulfstream, in fact, steady diet once. Once a month February march April may June now. She gets a race in July. Here over Big Sandy, she wanted the game face overboard last time out for weaver Rod Ortiz Junior. Who wrote her in her debut against fellow Florida breads down at Gulfstream Park's in the climb back aboard for the first time. Since that day looks, you'll need a little help up front if Franks, rockets able to set an easy pace I. She's going to be very very tough. I think Senator I'll be the first one to come calling. Those are the two up in smoke. If you're looking to three deep, I don't think you need to center for Bobby and I race number three goes as the great three six and a half for a long victory ride go to the end of the card. Eleven race card like I said earlier, and the final four races make up an all stakes pick four, and it starts in reasoning with the greed three poker. Flat Mile on the turf for many years. This was the fourth of July staple. On the naira calendar here it is now as part of a super five stakes card. In, the poker though. On the widener, so they come out of that shoot. On the clubhouse turn we get a field of eight entered for the turf as a main track. Only it's all relevant with the way. The weather's been here. I would imagine you know there's supposed to be some rain. We're recording the show Friday afternoon supposed to be some rains rather day on Friday and into the evening. I can't imagine it enough to take this off the turf, so let's say it will be a field of eight.
SpaceX launches Air Force's newest GPS satellite
"Has rocketed into orbit as we hear from US radios. Wendy King Basics has watched the US Space Forces third next generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Falcon nine Rocket, which is owned by Elon Musk blasted into partly cloudy skies. The lunch had been delayed for 15 minutes due to strong high altitude winds that could have knocked the rocket off course pay goes up
NASA's 'smell of space' is available as a perfume - Engadget
"NASA designed perfume that brings the smell of space travel to Earth. You know any rocket scientists who might think that sexy it smells like outer space. It may soon be made available to the general public, according to CNN Notice. Space was developed by chemist in the founder of Omega Ingredients to help astronaut Get used to the smell of space travel. What's in it, But it smells like a mix of gunpowder seared steak, raspberries, rum.
Fauci: US could reach 100,000 new cases a day
"Anthony Fauci. Updating Congress on the Corona virus pandemic. Dr Fauci telling lawmakers, the administration is cautiously optimistic about getting a safe and effective Corona virus vaccine working with the companies in the investment made by this Congress. Hopefully that will be doses available by the beginning of next year. Dr. Fauci also says how the nation deals with the next two weeks is critical as cases of coverted spike in states across the country. He went on to say that while we're seeing more than 40,000 new cases of covert 19 every day in the United States, he would not be surprised if that number sky rocketed to 100,000 new cases a day. If this does not turn around and quickly
SpaceX launches Air Force's newest GPS satellite
"Try launching another rocket today, this one carrying a GPS satellite. Space X. The company owned by Elon Musk is planning to launch one of its Falcon nine rockets from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, and this rocket is on a contract for the US space force and will be delivering a new GPS satellites in orbit. Today's launch is the 11th this year for space six between its own launches its military contracts and its work for NASA Space. Six today is planning to recover the Falcon nine rocket and reuse it in the future. In Broward
Harris English withdraws from Rocket Mortgage Classic after testing positive for COVID-19
"Announcing yesterday that Harris English has been withdrawn from the Rocket Mortgage Classic after testing positive for Corona virus. English becomes the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for the virus since the tour is returned. Golf on June 11th and that's
Several MLB players opt out of 2020 season over virus, Philadelphia Phillies to test all players
"Of the biggest and most important news Corona virus aside. Focusing specifically on sports, probably in the next several weeks has to do with the Philadelphia Phillies. Yes, this week. Every player is being tested for Corona virus camp can get underway, possibly as early as this Friday. Some players who have already taken the test if the results come back early enough can work out at Citizens Bank Park as soon as tomorrow. I have something positive to say before I hold a phone place legitimate alert O R. Johnson, If you're home right now, alert Delaware Valley Yon Johnson. Can I going to say something? Positive. Well, it comes with a disclaimer. I have something positive to say before I place the general manager the Phillies on a rocket and send him into the positive news is that the Phillies announced They're going to pay all of their minor leaguers through the minor league season, of which there is no minor league season. So kudos to ownership for doing the right thing. They haven't no other. I don't think any other professional team in baseball has announced such a thing yet, but the Phillies are going to pay their minor leaguer, so kudos to
Dustin Johnson hits lucky 21 with Travelers Championship win
"Is Dustin Johnson, the winner for the 21st time in his illustrious PGA Tour career, winning by one yesterday, the Travelers Championship finished get 19 under par. Kevin's Trilling was in second place Rocket Mortgage Classic this week after the trade Golf Club Dustin Johnson is not participating.
Afghan governor's office says a car bomb, mortar shells killed 23 people at a busy market in southern Helmand province
"In Helmand province in southern Afghanistan say at least 23 civilians have been killed in an attack on a busy market, the provincial governor's office said. Four rockets hit the marketplace in Sangin. Secunda Kirmani has the latest video, filmed at the scene shows gruesome images of badly injured men and Children. The area is under the control of the Taliban and eye. Witnesses say they believe the waters that struck the market were fired by the Afghan army. Officials, however, say the mortars were launched by the Taliban trying to target in nearby base. After a brief ceasefire last month. Levels of violence in Afghanistan have been increasing again in recent weeks even is the Taliban and Afghan government make slow progress to its holding their first direct negotiations.
"rockets" Discussed on Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
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"rockets" Discussed on Marty and McGee
"Don't make the playoffs of getting in the play offs that are like seven straight years and and we want to be in the play-offs every year. It's not in my DNA to rebuild and and but at the same time even when you're not rebuilding there's only so many years that if you're a real listed you could really win a championship and I have Russell and James the next three years and you know we're going to do whatever we can do to be one of those top four five teams. I mean let's be honest. It takes some luck to win a championship. But all you could do is set yourself up to be one of the better teams the Great Golden State. Only one three out of five as great as they were. Because you still have to have a little lot to win a championship so our goal is for the next few years to set ourselves up to be one of those top four five teams that have the ability to win at all. And that's all we can do in today's NBA. It seems like there's super team and super team and super team and you manage to put together a couple of guys who are two of the most dynamic players in the League for certain in harden and Westbrook. What was your thought process of pairing them together? And what consideration did you give that? It was actually possible number one. I mean I. We were really special. The last two years with Chris Paul and James Harden and I listen to my basketball people and and you know it's nice to be able to be the guy that signs off on it at the end but thank God. I don't have to make the decision of ring recommendation. We'll always be really good basketball scene. But but you know I understood. I've I've always been amazed at at Russell Westbrook and that he was gonna make us play faster and we thought under Mike Stahl and that that what was best for us You know what Chris. Paul has done for Oklahoma. This year's unbelievable and you know they've got a forty twenty four record the same as us so you know. I think it was just one of those things that it might have made us. Our people felt like a tad better but at the same time. Chris is doing great. But Russell's been great for us and we're happy to have him From my perspective and really being immersed in the NBA As much as maybe some other sports that I cover a bit more often. I'm so impressed with Adam. Silver and kind of his foresight in the way that he operates as a leader. How would you describe what what he does the Commissioner of the NBA well? I think Adam doesn't unbelievable job in. It's been great getting to know Adam. And Adam is is a commissioner for all the owners and all players. And he's going to always do what's in our best interest. But what? I like is an entrepreneur. Is that Adam is always looking out in. How do I make the NBA? So much better five years from now ten years from now and the team that he's put together up there with rick and mark and everybody up there. It's we want want to be the leader. We want to be the best and not sit on our hands and and not do something that always makes the NBA special health. Talk to the other owners. And which one impresses you the most every one of them impresses me if you WanNa know the truth because they found the the way to to to be one of thirty owners in the NBA. So I'm quite impressed with all of them but you know certain ones better than others others you know. I talked to Joe and Golden State. I talked to mark in In Milwaukee and I talked to a lot of different owners in and and they're all great guys like Steve. Of course in the clippers. Everybody I mean I really go down. Everyone individually and say something nice about every single one of the owners that we have in the NBA. The foundation of your entire empire. It seems is watching your dad work in a restaurant that he had when you were a kid. What did you learn watching your dad work? My family is a family of And I'm going back generations of entrepreneurs my my Dad's dad was an entrepreneur Mothers Dad was an entrepreneur. And they're definitely in your genes your DNA and Thank God maybe got it a little better than everybody else. But it's it's tough in. At least a God given talent main on never been the smartest guy in the room. I've never been A. That's smart guy but but always just was given the gift understand business and if you take your that entrepreneurial brain with the with the warning to win no matter what business. You're in the gaming business retrofitted hotel business with the basketball business. The sports business the to go really well together and I get to be an entrepreneur. You know helping and signing off on players for the Houston Rockets and and you know more than anything I think. Wow I've I've been successful. I know what I know and I know what I don't know and I know what I know to make that used rocket successful and I know what I don't know and that is evaluating talent. Read where one of your jobs when you were younger was peeling shrimp at the old man's restaurant. What do you remember about doing that? Well I mean I just remember you know learning all the positions and saying Gosh. I WANNA know how to run the front of the House. I want to know how to cook. I WanNa know you know how to build shrimp? Outta BY SEAFOOD. And I remember when I was twelve years old. I told my dad. Listen you need to go home and let me run this thing. Because I've got some really good ideas and you know and you know I can remember when I had five restaurants and I still think that you watch your dad and you watch l. Aren't they work? But I can remember when I was really successful. You know in the early nineties or late. Eighties late eighties. I had five restaurants you know when I was making gosh a couple of million dollars a year you go back to the eighties. That's a bunch of money. Excuse me my dad's saying to me. Why don't you slow down? Why what is wrong? You are making so much money. What why do you want anything else in life that you know at times? I thought that in for me I just want to keep on going and you know thank God I didn't get to own. The Houston. Rockets was greatest joy in the world. What is the most important leadership trait for someone in a position like yours? It's nice to be important. It's more important to be nice in people knowing that you're the best leader. They can work for a I. I have probably thirty people that are my top executives that have been with me over twenty five years. I have two assistant sitting right outside my door that have been with me. Twenty eight and twenty six years now. They could have filled the bathtub full of tears that I've put him in but but You know everybody likes a strong leader and and knowing that are they going to help me to the promised land when this whole thing happened or even though all my people see that you know how tough it is and they have faith in their leader. I mean we're all making fifty percent of what we used to make right now because the company so big. We're all doing whatever it takes to make sure it's GonNa come back and be successful and You know this one division of Tillman fatigued companies. But but you know it's the hospitality business in the gaming business which is our four billion dollar revenue business. The seven hundred million in Eba that gave me the opportunity to down the rockets and gave me the opportunity to own five star hotels. And you know it's the engine and everybody wants to see it back and and whole and we'll be back if America comes back I can promise you landry's we'll be back one hundred percent. We're just fighting it hard right now. Let's run. I've kept you too long already. Absolutely this is fun. They're great questions and you're at icon in your business. Well thank you sir. It's very can. What would you say is the most difficult decision you've had to make as the as that leader of your of your businesses. You don't like upsetting people's lives and and you know the greatest joy that I've had in life and I'd probably take the most sprite in is that I've made so many hundreds of people's lives better than they ever thought they were going to have because they grown with me from the beginning in this business and I've watched people have great lifestyles. But then the sadness is that when something like this happens that hadn't we were having our best year ever at Landry's just our growth and some. We just bought the the palm chain the previous week. Then Bob Monday. They were all shut down. While this the sadnesses having to furlough all these people where were where you can only pay so much severance and and and and and it changing their lives. I mean I just want this over to get all these people back to work in all of us feel especially them as little pain as possible. You last fall released shut up and listen a New York Times bestseller. Congratulations on that as well. What is the value of listening? You know I've always listened in and I tell people every day is is a A listening day and you'll learn something and you know it's kind of funny because I've had to go back and and live my book the last thirty days and a lot of ways of giving. I'm having to listen to right now and and you know a lot of the a lot of the little teachings that I did in my show billion dollar by I'm having to live myself right now but but I've always believed that. Listen and you'll always learn a lot and I've learned a lot every single day that we've been in this crisis. What are some of those lessons that you wrote about that? You're currently living. Well you borrow money when you don't need it number one and and there's a paddle for everybody's I asked to always set yourself up to be successful. It's knowing your numbers that his biggest my company is within three days I had a daily cash. Burn sheet of of what we're spending and what's coming in because it was so absolutely tough to be able to get your arms around that one day you're doing twelve thirteen million dollars in business and the next day you're not doing any and so you're living whatever you WANNA see absolutely remarkable career absolutely remarkable business portfolio and the people that you built up and I just. I wish he will through this. I don't admire what you're having to manage right now.
"rockets" Discussed on Marty Smith's America The Podcast
"It's not in my DNA to rebuild and and but at the same time even when you're not rebuilding there's only so many years that if you're a real listed you could really win a championship and I have Russell and James the next three years and you know we're going to do whatever we can do to be one of those top four five teams. I mean let's be honest. It takes some luck to win a championship. But all you could do is set yourself up to be one of the better teams the Great Golden State. Only one three out of five as great as they were. Because you still have to have a little lot to win a championship so our goal is for the next few years to set ourselves up to be one of those top four five teams that have the ability to win at all. And that's all we can do in today's NBA. It seems like there's super team and super team and super team and you manage to put together a couple of guys who are two of the most dynamic players in the League for certain in harden and Westbrook. What was your thought process of pairing them together? And what consideration did you give that? It was actually possible number one. I mean I. We were really special the last two years with Chris Paul and James Harden and I listen to my basketball people. And you know it's nice to be able to be the guy that signs off on it at the end but thank God. I don't have to make the decision of ring recommendation. We'll always be really good basketball scene. But but you know I understood. I've I've always been amazed at at Russell Westbrook and that he was gonna make us play faster and we thought under Mike Stahl and that that what was best for us You know what Chris. Paul has done for Oklahoma. This year's unbelievable and you know they've got a forty twenty four record the same as us so you know. I think it was just one of those things that it might have made us. Our people felt like a tad better but at the same time. Chris is doing great. But Russell's been great for us and we're happy to have him From my perspective and really being immersed in the NBA As much as maybe some other sports that I cover a bit more often. I'm so impressed with Adam. Silver and kind of his foresight in the way that he operates as a leader. How would you describe what what he does the Commissioner of the NBA well? I think Adam doesn't unbelievable job in. It's been great getting to know Adam. And Adam is is a commissioner for all the owners and all players. And he's going to always do what's in our best interest. But what? I like is an entrepreneur. Is that Adam is always looking out in. How do I make the NBA? So much better five years from now ten years from now and the team that he's put together up there with rick and mark and everybody up there. It's we want want to be the leader. We want to be the best and not sit on our hands and and not do something that always makes the NBA special health. Talk to the other owners. And which one impresses you the most every one of them impresses me if you WanNa know the truth because they found the the way to to to be one of thirty owners in the NBA. So I'm quite impressed with all of them but you know certain ones better than others others you know. I talked to Joe and Golden State. I talked to mark in In Milwaukee and I talked to a lot of different owners in and and they're all great guys like Steve. Of course in the clippers. Everybody I mean I really go down. Everyone individually and say something nice about every single one of the owners that we have in the NBA. The foundation of your entire empire. It seems is watching your dad work in a restaurant that he had when you were a kid. What did you learn watching your dad work? My family is a family of And I'm going back generations of entrepreneurs my my Dad's dad was an entrepreneur Mothers Dad was an entrepreneur. And they're definitely in your genes your DNA and Thank God maybe got it a little better than everybody else. But it's it's tough in. At least a God given talent main on never been the smartest guy in the room. I've never been a that smart guy but but always just was given the gift understand business in and if you take your that entrepreneurial brain with the with the warning to win no matter what business. You're in the gaming business retrofitted so tell business with the basketball business. The sports business the to go really well together and I get to be an entrepreneur. You know helping and signing off on players for the Houston Rockets and and you know more than anything I think. Wow I've I've been successful. I know what I know and I know what I don't know and I know what I know to make that used rocket successful and I know what I don't know and that is evaluating talent. Read where one of your jobs when you were younger was peeling shrimp at the old man's restaurant. What do you remember about doing that? Well I mean I just remember you know learning all the positions and saying Gosh. I want to know how to run the front of the House. I want to know how to cook. I WanNa know you know how to build shrimp out of by seafood? And I remember when I was twelve years old. I told my dad. Listen you need to go home and let me run this thing. Because I've got some really good ideas and you know and you know I can remember when I had five restaurants and I still think that you watch your dad and you watch l. Aren't they work? But I can remember when I was really successful. You know in the early nineties or late. Eighties late eighties. I had five restaurants you know when I was making gosh a couple of million dollars a year you go back to the eighties. That's a bunch of money. It's my dad's saying to me. Why don't you slow down? Why what is wrong? You are making so much money. What why do you want anything else in life that you know at times? I thought that in for me I just want to keep on going and you know thank God I didn't get to own. The Houston. Rockets was greatest joy in the world. What is the most important leadership trait for someone in a position like yours? It's nice to be important. It's more important to be nice in people knowing that you're the best leader. They can work for a I. I have probably thirty people that are my top executives that have been with me over twenty five years. I have two assistant sitting right outside my door that have been with me. Twenty eight and twenty six years now. They could have filled the bathtub full of tears that I've put him in but but You know everybody likes a strong leader and and knowing that are they going to help me to the promised land when this whole thing happened or even though all my people see that you know how tough it is and they have faith in their leader. I mean we're all making fifty percent of what we used to make right now because the company so big. We're all doing whatever it takes to make sure it's GonNa come back and be successful and You know this one division of Tillman fatigued companies. But but you know it's the hospitality business in the gaming business which is our four billion dollar revenue business. The seven hundred million in Eba that gave me the opportunity to down the rockets and gave me the opportunity to own five star hotels. And you know it's the engine and everybody wants to see it back and and whole and we'll be back if America comes back I can promise you landry's we'll be back one hundred percent. We're just fighting it hard right now. Let's run. I've kept you too long already. Absolutely this is fun. They're great questions and you're at icon in your business. Well thank you sir. It's very can. What would you say is the most difficult decision you've had to make as that leader of your of your businesses? You don't like upsetting people's lives and and you know the greatest joy that I've had in life and I'd probably take the most sprite in is that I've made so many hundreds of people's lives better than they ever thought they were going to have because they grown with me from the beginning in this business and I've watched people have great lifestyles. But then the sadness is that when something like this happens that hadn't we were having our best year ever at Landry's just our growth and some. We just bought the the palm chain the previous week. Then Bob Monday. They were all shut down. While this the sadnesses having to furlough all these people where were where you can only pay so much severance and and and and and it changing their lives. I mean I just want this over to get all these people back to work in all of us feel especially them as little pain as possible. You last fall released shut up and listen a New York Times bestseller. Congratulations on that as well. What is the value of listening? You know I've always listened in and I tell people every day is is a A listening day and you'll learn something and you know it's kind of funny because I've had to go back and and live my book the last thirty days and a lot of ways. I've given I'm having to listen to right now and and you know a lot of the a lot of the little teachings that I did in my show billion dollar by I'm having to live myself right now but but I've always believed that. Listen and you'll always learn a lot and I've learned a lot every single day that we've been in this crisis. What are some of those lessons that you wrote about that? You're currently living. Well you borrow money when you don't need it number one and and there's a paddle for everybody's I asked to always set yourself up to be successful. It's knowing your numbers that his biggest my company is within three days I had a daily cash. Burn sheet of of what we're spending and what's coming in because it was so absolutely tough to be able to get your arms around that one day you're doing twelve thirteen million dollars in business and the next day you're not doing any and so you're living whatever you WANNA see absolutely remarkable career absolutely remarkable business portfolio and the people that you built up and I just. I wish he will through this. I don't admire what you're having to manage right now.
"rockets" Discussed on The Lead
"So Kelly it seems like this really is a maker break season for the Houston Rockets. You have two guys in Harden and Russ who are over thirty. You know you're not getting any younger. Their Maury is in that position where he has to win something and something soon. This era of Rockets Basketball Mike Dantonio Daryl Morey Russell Westbrook James Harden. They all don't have a championship and that's the one thing that they they're trying so hard to get if it's going to be really interesting to see how the playoffs turn out because their success or failure this season could really dictate how the next couple of years ago for organization and so I guess the big question here is can this style of play and this lineup works in the playoffs you know. Can the rockets win against a big team in a seven game playoff series? Can the rockets match up with the Lakers? Or the clippers will four games at seven. You know it's going to be very hard to say so far so good but I think this is much more work done especially defensively if you want to combat with an Anthony Davis Lebron James Lead team or you know a mantras. Herro quiet Leonard. Paul George led team or even Nikola. Yoke it's Denver or to go bear with jazz think. Those guys are capable of putting pain and inflicting punishment on the rockets defense. If you're in a series with them for two weeks so they have a lot more work to do and you know we've seen the warriors dominate by playing their own version of small. If this rockets team now goes to the NBA finals or win the championship. Will that have an impact on the league? This does win a championship. No because it's a copycat league you'll see a lot more. Everything's tying reassess how they build the teams do. They need to have traditional seven. Footers plotted on the pain. You know position the position. I think if they do win it might spark a new era in the NBA. And if they don't win if the rockets get knocked out in an early round once again is small ball. Officially failure over caught a failure. Because if you do lose to the Lakers or Clippers. Those are great teams. But I will. I will say this though I think and terminally though they'll call failure it. It doesn't work because like I said this year kind of the most important year in the four years that Mike has been the coach of the rockets so I think anything short of a championship for them is going to be a failure so yes and bringing it back to Mike Dan. Tony you know this guy has been trying to play this style for like two decades despite a lot of skepticism and now he's got a team that can possibly play the system better than any team he's had before. Mike is is the kind of person who understands what he's up against those going to be a lot of naysayers a lot of doubters in the room. That say that this can't work but he's somebody who's not going to solve that he's going to try to find some way to get it done is up safe. I I don't know I got coach town. One that goes to the team. I'm excited goes to tame that's all. I'm really focused on. Nothing's going Don Juan coach and the team so summer will come. And then we'll see what happens but You might not have a job next year but I think this year is kind of reason why he's going all out putting all of his table and saying no. Let's do it. Mike is someone who likes to stick to. His principles doesn't change a lot. He's someone who believes in it and who's no kind of stubborn in the sense that he wants to go out of his way to prove doubters wrong to prove himself. Maybe I can work. It's brought him success and I don't think he's going to stop until he gets to the Promised Land Nba Championship. What Kelly thanks so much for coming on the show? Thanks for having me you can follow. Kelly echoes coverage of the Houston Rockets and their experimentation with small ball at the flick. Dot Com here are some other stories? We're following at the lead fears over. The Corona virus have raised questions about this summer's Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday a senior. Ioc official provided some clarity saying that. If it's too dangerous to hold the Games they'll likely be cancelled altogether rather than postponed or move to another location. That's according to Dick Pound. Who served on the IFC since nineteen seventy eight? But he says that as far as the committee knows the Games are on track and athletes should continue to train pound added that the committee could put off a final decision until may meanwhile Lsu quarterback Joe Borough settled a lingering question about whether or not he wants to play for the Bengals who are expected to draft him. First overall was never in my thoughts to play for them. It's it's not what you do. If you're going to be the number one draft pick you're GONNA go play and I'm I'm super confident my abilities earlier this month. Steve Bartelski number one overall pick in nineteen. Seventy Five said borough should pull an ally manning and force trade. So he doesn't have to play for the lowly bengals but it sounds like borough and Ohio kid isn't into that idea the star. Qb also made waves earlier this week at the NFL combine when his hands measured in at nine inches from Pinky to thumb which is small. But you know who else has nine inch hands Patrick Mahomes who joked about it with her on twitter and whose hands aren't too small for that Super Bowl Ring and finally in what's been a forgettable season to say the least Golden State Warriors. Fans finally have something to cheer about the Athletic Shops Toronto reports. That steph curry is coming back to the warriors line-up on Sunday after being sidelined for four months with a broken hand the warriors are dead last in the NBA. Which kind of makes you wonder. Is it really worth coming back? Thanks for listening. If you like our show please tell your friends until their friends and remember to subscribe from wondering and the Athletic. I'm under and I'm could beat the Davidson Cro..
"rockets" Discussed on The Lead
"When he was a coach of the son. Steve Nash Amare Stoudamire seven seconds or less offers of they ran to the fatal. Feeling it here and the early going. That's what all great players do. What were they struggle? Wonky think he enjoys playing fast. If you know get a lot more something your opponent you obviously a much better chance of winning the game both glasses stop by. Put Down that the advantage of pushing the ball you may not get the. I can see why he loves the spousal much the only problem with then and the playoffs they ran into the spurs every year and that was kind of frustrating for him in the team seconds remaining now the San Antonio going back to the NBA finals. Losing to the spurs year. In your out kind of put you know stress on the organization just because at some point you have to look at my Tony. And his his indication of sticking to his and not wanted to divert from what he thought is the best way to play basketball. It's almost like the artists that has the hit single and wants to know. Traffic Album doesn't work. Sometimes you have to have different things to to make a successful plan carried out and so now Mike. Dantonio is with the rockets and it seems like he and a lot of people within the organization have been getting pretty frustrated at their inability to get to the finals. Well this one's going to leave a mark. This is not. This is not something you just get over with definitely going to get over this press conference tomorrow. The next but is what hurts. We didn't play our best player. Best is almost like in a boxing match so they made this huge move last summer. Russell Westbrook on his way to Houston thunder during the trade daytime. All Star of the Rockets Chris Paul. Two first round picks and two first round picks obviously was a great player and they had a lot of success in the in the in the season and the playoffs but there was a need for them to play. Faster a need for more emphasis on strength and and tenacity. That's kind of what brings to the team is probably the post thought. That's kind of fiery competitor that you WanNa playing with James Jordan Russell Westbrook on the same team rugby and the rockets right now. He's made them tougher has given them an edge. He the biggest reasons why they made this whole shift to small full-time. Obviously the biggest factor was how he how he would miss what James Harden and. That's been a work in progress but it seems like their final also in roanoke. He's a guy that says a lot of force of aggression and the rockets last season. It was clear that they were crying out for a leader. You know someone who can get guys who could kind of bring together way guys up now so far so good for them it's worked. He's a sense of urgency sense of leadership. Since passionate they lacked for a long time and then about three weeks ago the rockets made this really bold move and just thought the rockets couldn't pull off a fourteen twelve train. Many the rockets did just that. Trae noise starting Senator Clinton Capella to Atlanta. Get Robert Cummington from the T. Wolves return biggest traded away. Their only proven big man clink cappella. Who's six eleven and Got Robert Covington? Who's six seven and it seems like this was them really going all in on small ball and their first game after the trade was against the Lakers. Who are really big team talking about going. Strictly spall ball. Tony telling us on excited about this an upstairs because the Lakers will be the biggest test. Would they'll size upfront. And the rockets ended up winning. Kelly what did you see from Robert Covington in that game? He defended everyone from Avery Bradley. Two Anthony Davis to Lebron James. And he hit a member in the fourth quarter. He hit those two huge threes. It was second. What the rockets you see their emotional on his face. You see the best. You know erupted Kinda showing. Why was so important for him to be on the team in that moment and why the rockets wanted to have him going forward and I know he hasn't been there that long but has Robert Covington proven that he can match up against the bigs in the system. I mean he has been blocking shots and he did stuff rudy. Go Bear a recent game is it was Covington. Denying the Eiffel Tower at the rim. And they're going to call a jump ball force turnovers WANNA get stops in the early and middle the shot clock. Robert Covington is a guy that can help with that. Because he's talking he's communicating. He's telling everyone to wear to be to be and he's also GonNa go the extra mile to pick up the slack if there's a mistake or you know if someone's wide open in the paint he's GonNa go there. You saw him blonde. Go bear his empty Davis to an Lebron just times in a game where he showing. His impact is a reason. Why even though it's early it's been pretty successful beginning. Exent Covington back toback possessions with three balls this. Everyone's saying okay small work and the game. He's been here. You're seeing why they need him so badly because he was like a free safety. You know his head on a swivel picking up guys you know weak spots deficiencies. Ang's also getting timely clutch threes. So you can see kind of what they want to do with Covington and Russ. Without Capella in the way. So the rockets did beat the Lakers in their first game after the trade. But then the very next day they got totally annihilated by the sons. What happened there? I Russell didn't play that game. He was because there was a back to back. And I think it was just one of those things where because you're so on motions high after being the Lakers. You kind of take the gas against a very hungry and young. You Know Phoenix Suns team. Who beat the bricks off to be honest But it wasn't really a blip on them because they understand that. Look when it's all come down to. We're going to be seeing things like the Lakers. You know the clippers in the playoffs. Not The sons as most of us have found out the hard way getting into debt is easy getting out his heart especially if your credit score isn't great thankfully there's upstart dot com the revolutionary lending platform. That knows. You're more than just your credit score in offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt upstart goes beyond the traditional credit score when assessing your credit worthiness the actually reward you based on your education in job history in the form of a smarter rate. Checking rate with upstart is fast. Simple and easy and the best part once. The loan is approved and accepted. 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"rockets" Discussed on The Lead
"So Kelly can you quickly breakdown for us. What are the benefits and risks of putting a really small team on the court? You get more shots up. You can play faster. You can kind of use your speed to force turnovers and get an advantage on their opponent. That is the benefit of the small ball line of Transit Point Snyder disadvantages others you give up a Lotta height rebounding. You might sacrifice paint protection and protection and there's a chance that you get it on on the glass second chance opportunities and things like that changed last shot. Blockers look for the Lakers. The CIA layup every night. Not One shot on the floor for these the rockets and you know this is something that's been tried in the NBA. Before but how? Extreme is the version that the rockets are playing right now. Is there a word for anything? More than superstring. I mean what the rockets are doing right. Now has been nervous before they have clearly made the statement. We can defend on the perimeter. But you can get us in the interior but it won't matter because three threes outskirts too. That's what they're betting the guy behind. This big gamble is the rockets coach. Mike Deane Tony. First of all can use a little bit about him like what's his personality. Oh Mike is A. He's probably the best coach to talk to. Because he's someone who's very blunk he doesn't sugarcoat anything you know. It's funny because I read somewhere. We dropped in pace. We didn't draw bay faster last year the year before. Five was the whole. Don't leak was faster. So yeah we dropped down but we played faster and we even when he empowers is players. He empowers people around him and he's a pleasure to be around. It makes covering the team a lot more interesting and fun. You know because everyone has been around the coach grumbles and his one liners and stuff like that but Mike is Mike is Special and Dantonio has been championing. This small ball style of play for quite a while. Now.
"rockets" Discussed on Correspondents Report
"Now clashes between Israel's military and militant groups in Gaza has happened again. This week can seem depressingly familiar one side or the other triggers fighting in which the militants fire rockets and Israel responds with airstrikes buildings destroyed and people generally dying after a few days. A ceasefire has brokered. Could Israelis returned to their relatively comfortable lives and Gazans returned to their much more difficult daily existence. So what will it take to break that. Grim rim cycle and provide some genuine positive change for the people of Gaza living under Israeli blockade Middle East correspondent. Eric Torture asks that very question Christian there are applications on smartphones to navigate your drive in an unfamiliar neighborhood to share photos to find out what time you'll bus slaves in Israel Israel. There's an APP that tells you. When rockets have been launched and in which areas people need to take cover? I have this APP on my phone. So I know when militant groups in Gaza Sir Lebanon or Syria alone rockets into Israel. It makes an urgent bringing sound like a sped up school bell early. On Tuesday morning it began digging being continuously the urgent bells kept chiming with H new launch music. My young son said pointing at the phone but it wasn't something to be enjoyed. H new alert Minton new batch of rockets fired towards a different part of Israel. There's a language to where the rockets directed if the alerts for small communities on the Gaza border. There's no big news story. Militant factions often launch small rockets towards the sparsely populated border area. And I rarely to kill anybody but on Tuesday these alerts where facilities in central Israel where four million people live in tel.. Aviv's awful morning. Traffic Commute Mute has jumped out of their cars and duck down on the roads as rocket. Sirens blared south of the city Israel's intercept missiles with bringing down rockets fired from Gaza her in the language of rocket launches. This was a very serious message. The militants would telling Israel you have started a nasty fight. That's because at four in the morning and Israeli airstrike destroyed an apartment in Gaza City. Where Baha Abu Al Attar and his wife was sleeping? Atta was a commander commander. In the military wing of the iranian-backed militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israel said it killed him because he'd been a serial troublemaker. Ordering rocket could launches sniper attacks and even strike with an antitank missile in breach of an unofficial ceasefire between militant groups in Israel Abu. Al Atta reportedly ordered a rocket attack on the city of stood during Israel's recent election campaign when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was addressing a rally. The alarm forced I him off the stage. An embarrassment for a leader who likes to be thought of as Mr Security Nevertheless ATAS killing by Israel was an unusual move. You've Israel abandoned a former policy of what it called targeted killings essentially the assassination of militant ladies in two thousand twelve after one particular L. A.. Hit led to a costly protracted conflict in Gaza. The assassinations was seen to increase violence. Not Reduce IT shortly after the strike back in Gaza a missile blew up a home in the embassy district of Syria's capital Damascus. Killing two men the target was reportedly another Palestinian Islamic Jihad official who may have survived the strike. Israel has not commented on that attack Palestinian Islamic Jihad the second largest militant group in Gaza Responded by firing hundreds of rockets with two days. Thanks largely to Israel's iron dome intercept missiles they were injuries but no deaths. Israel responded with airstrikes saying it was targeting men firing rockets as well as Palestinian Islamic Jihad sites and leaders but among the thirty four all people killed inside Gaza where father and his two sons who were riding a motorbike. Seven family members of Islamic Jihad leader died when his apartment was hit. Israel's government and military said there I am was to deter Islamic Jihad from further attacks while not during the much more powerful militant group which governs Gaza a Hamas into the fighting in previous rounds of violence Hamas has been able to inflict much more damage with Superior Manpower Coordination and and linked the experience of fighting Israel and the tactic worked Hamas stayed on the sidelines and the inevitable. Ceasefire was reached. Sooner than most people expected Israel says it clearly won this round but teaching a militant group lesson cost thirty four lives and inflicted more pine and feel on Gazans and Israelis civilians on both sides of the border a sick of it although some Israelis were expressing approval because there were no deaths on this side but people know depressingly pressingly that this will happen again fairly soon. That's because no political later wants to take the difficult but necessary steps to end the miserable situation in in Gaza under blockade for twelve years. It is a small but densely populated place with a paralyzed economy a health system on the brink of collapse and a growing population of trapped desperate forgotten people ending the economic and military blockade that causes so much misery in Gaza would require Israel to recognize and deal openly with Hamas. The group violently seized power from the Palestinian Authority in two thousand and seven. After winning an election the year before it has survived three woes and held onto power. Despite the worsening suffering of Gazans the Palestinian authorities recognized the unpalatable palatable necessity of dealing with House and recently announced a plan for new elections despite their history both sides of the internal Palestinian conflict a now seeking a political solution. You don't really hear Israeli politicians talking like that the two main contenders for government instead compete for who can promise the harshest military incursion. There's no talk about ending the blockade securing a real future for Gazans. It's assumed this cannot occur while Hamas rules tells the group still formally coals for Israel's destruction even while its latest admit that's an unacceptable and unachievable goal but the reason Israel Israel and Gaza militants keep fighting because nothing changes armed groups still hold sway over a fearful population which has never had redress for the historical injustices that put them in a tiny enclave surrounded by walls fences cameras and guns since they voted for Hamas they've been rewarded with more than a decade of woes isolation and stagnation. Everyone in Gaza wants and needs change real change that comes from political echo. Courage or Gaza in Kids Will Cape Bank collateral damage and Israelis will keep waking up to the unholy music of rocket. Alerts on their funds are torture. They're reporting from Jerusalem..
"rockets" Discussed on First Take
"Hey we'll take on this Friday eve Max Kellerman Mulcair Monroe's how's everybody failing to the morning. All all right around sick but I'm okay. That's what happens when you're on twenty four hours a day or when you stuck in within one minute you're ninety degree weather like we were in Arizona and and another day when you go from ninety degrees to thirty degrees. That'll do it when I'm here. Let's okay all the dog it's been about L. A.. Houston reminding folks they are out here. James Harden in the rockets defending core forty seven points six rebounds seven assists seventeen of his forty seven points. This came in the fourth quarter. Max Out scoring. The clippers team tend to to in clutch time. How impress where you but those rockets I I was impressed? The rockets James Harden is the MVP the League so far. He is doing his thing as he does. Every season. I thought Steph curry was GONNA win. MVP this year. But I knew harden would be right there. Maybe he would get a sympathy vote since they seem to give it to someone else every year and he's just as good as anyone in the regular season in fact I think he probably wins it this year Steven A.. Because if he averages close to forty points a game and the rockets are winning. What are they gonNA do? Click Capella had a big game. All those things is but Stephen a get back to me in the playoffs. I hate to be that guy but here I am the the fact of the matter. Is We already know. James Hart is one of the greatest regular season performers in the history of any sport. It right like I think about Clayton Kershaw or even Peyton manning who wound up with a couple of super bowls but these guys were in the regular season as an only God that may be the best guy whoever did it Clayton Kershaw in his prime might be the greatest. He's on a shortlist of the best. Starting pitchers who ever lived in the postseason one good just was seemed guy like twice as half as good as you normally. It's less than that Peyton manning to regular season. Nfl We all know Peyton. Manning is the best football player who ever lived because of the importance of the quarterback the way he played regular season Peyton. Manning was way better than Tom. Tom Brady right but under pressure in the playoffs. peyton manning was not the same guy. I take no pleasure in saying this but I'm not afraid to tell you how it is. Either James Harden Steven A. is putting up juiced baseball era numbers like what what how many points with the assists the rebounds and he's doing it efficiently and his defense is getting better Stephen. Ai Tip my captain. He was the best S. player on the floor last night and that floor included Leonard who clutch shot late in the game to give him lead the whole thing at harden took over. I tip Mike Captain. How ever these are not the playoffs? And he like my opinion of him in that way is not going to change Sean till I see him do it in the playoffs. First of all let me educate you about a couple of things number one. He has not been that efficient is not as efficient as he's going to be right now. He's shooting forty percent from the field thirty one percent from three point range. Even though he's averaging thirty eight points per game he shoot nearly twenty five times a game. Twenty four four point five to be exact. That's not exactly efficient so he's not my is at this particular moment in time and this does far. He's not my now to me. He is the two time league. MVP should have won it last year. Just like you wanted the year before. I didn't think the Greek freak deserved it over him last year. And I don't believe that what you see from James Harden in in terms of collectively what. He's done numbers wise the season. It's what's going to. It's going to continue. I think you'll see more of a version of what you saw. Last night I could see him dropping forty plus on forty six percent shooting from the field. That's what I see. He's not there yet. He's actually going to get better as the season progresses. But I'll tell you what impresses has me about the Houston Rockets. and Der Maureen are having an extensive conversation about this last night. When I look at the Houston Rockets? I'm looking at a guy like a Russell. Westbrook Brooke who obviously went into the game shooting. Twenty one percent from three point range hit two of seven last night which is at around twenty eight percent. You would like to get him to shoot better from quite rate talking to my Dad Tony before the game. I didn't Tony. I don't care about that. Let Ross Be Russ because I might want other people to shoot the three or whatever but I'm not gonNa take away his mid range game or his ability to get to the basket and be unstoppable in that regard he's Russell freaking Westwood. Let him be who he is and I agree with that but as I watched the Houston Rockets. Here's what impresses me. I look at the Los Angeles Clippers. How deep they are? I'm looking at a guy like Paul George. Wallace spoke to before last night's Game Salvi in wishing he had come back last night as opposed coming back tonight against New Orleans. That's what he wanted to do. I'm looking get how deep they are and I'm saying what's the kind of thing that can stop them because clearly from a collection standpoint the clippers the best team in basketball. I don't care what anybody says. They're too the deep at every single position. Once Georgia's their whitaker wildland with those two and Lou Williams on the floor Lord have mercy is would be something special what what can derail them an explosive offensive performance. That simply cannot be stopped that is James hearted but as I was explaining a darrow. Maury we it's how you do it with Houston to me that matters if James Harden is dancing going one on one Max. He's not going to get it done. That's not going to get it done in a best in a best of seven game series against the likes of a clippers or even a laker squad. Not If you're catching and shooting and you're moving without the ball just a little bit more and other people are involved even though you're still getting your shot because catching and shooting as opposed to hold in the basketball good ball for about ten seconds dancing on somebody. Then that's a different ballgame so it's not about it's not about what Houston does overall. It's about how if they go about getting it done. The kind of game that they play has to change a little bit down. Maurienne are talking last night. And one of the things he said to me is to my den. Tony's credit he actually would like to see what I just suggested a little bit more. Not that you want to get in the way of James Harden you don't WanNa get in the way of what he's doing how he's doing it to some degree agree but other degrees you gotta score quicker. Meaning they just get it and go you either shoot or go. As opposed to hold the ball allowing a defense to get that sets right and settled going up against you and I think if they do that Max then what you're saying and what you have said about James Harden will change. Because because I think you'll see Houston be more effective and they could end up being the threat in the western conference to both La Teams. They have the potential to not anybody everybody off with how explosive offense although last night notwithstanding their defense hasn't been great as usual this season so far but I believe it or not they actually getting better defensively League which tells you how bad early on no doubt doubt the look what you're saying is right. I think that's that's actually also conventional basketball wisdom like the rockets play play extremely efficiently and yet in that efficiency only taking shots and hardened sobol dominant in the moment of truth. There's kind of like a team thing that happens when the ball's not moving when guy hardens not moving the ball should catch the kind of things that you just outlined a little bit more probably probably would help them and maybe even helps James Harden in the clutch but Stephen we see him able to score in isolation at will so in the regular season but with the chips on the line in the playoffs. He hasn't and that's my issue. By the way I want to address something else. Russell Westbrook after the game. Step out Patrick. Beverley that he tricks he tricks. y'All he says he's playing defense guard. Nobody is just running around doing nothing all that commotion to Get.
"rockets" Discussed on The Full 48
"Right. And is this team short of the the warriors imploding, which I mean, I guess they will eventually, but do the rockets actually have championship roster. I guess is the question. I don't look at the Houston roster and think that it's a championship roster. When you're looking at you know, what the Stoorikhel champions have been, you know, with with typically three great players. But when you look at what Milwaukee has done with you on this year and a bunch of other really good complementary players. You know, you could see a path that Houston. You could win a championship. But their path to get to that points going to have to change in order for that to likely become a reality. And that's just you know, the people that they'll have to play through. So and this is where you know, sometimes we we'll talk about championships and wanted to win championships. That's you know, that's certainly important. And it's something that we understand that fans. Are you know, it's why we grew up fans right to win that championship. But there is a reality. You know, in inside a lot of these teams that you know, championship isn't the definition of success. And you just gotta plug away at being the best version of the team, you can be and it's not sexy. It's not like exciting. But it's reality. And I think that that's something that we don't we don't want to knowledge with. We don't want acknowledge that. It's okay, we're we're in such a rings with multiple Z's at the end of rings culture that it's now become somehow unacceptable to talk about a team as having anything. Less than championship aspirations. And yet I feel like for for certain markets and certain teams, it's hey, look, we're, you know, we're gonna just keep plugging away. And if if we're fortunate if to break through great, if not there's the entertainment product part of this, which is put out a great team a team that's easy to for fans to get behind that they're excited about that are fun to watch. And you know, they'll they'll get as far as they get and nobody can talk about that outwardly. You always have to say championship. You always say, oh, of course, we were before. But I feel like the reality is as a business and entertainment matter, that's the undiscussed part of the NBA that for a lot of teams in a lot of markets and certain ownership groups and everything else they get the value system isn't the same across the board. And also, they look you, and I both know there's a handful of teams that really have a chance every year. And if you don't have one of the top three or four five players in the league, you're probably not even in that conversation which rules out a lot of teams and it hard to. To take a step back and say, okay. What what are we in as a period of time for the franchise? You know, the Houston Rockets they've this looks like it's one two three four five six I can't count seven consecutive playoff appearances to conference finals appearances during that stretch a couple a number of semi final, you know, Western Conference appearances. Like, this is a great run of basketball as a Houston Rockets fan, and sometimes it's hard to appreciate just how hard that is to be that competitive in that good for for a long duration, even though you may not get over the hump and get to the finals or when a championship. But the last seven years has been a great time for rockets fans, though, they're you know, they're going to have another shot at it next year..
"rockets" Discussed on Around the Horn
"But if we if you if we do not look at the scoreboard during this series. We would think it's overall almost. The rockets are playing better basketball, the rockets of should be feeling better about themselves. And by the way, Draymond green said something very precious, by the way about the physicality nature of this series, and how they are being physical and how they haven't had a proper response yet. And they're going to have to wake up he even said we're getting slapped around. Okay. And so that's what's happening here. Having the set all that they almost pulled it out last night anyway because they still have this talent. But the answer this question is yes to walk. It should be feeling better about themselves fright. Could you throw your hat in the ring here on the idea that the warriors are still figuring themselves out? Well, I would say this about them. If you look at what's going on in the postseason, they've been vulnerable at home already lost two games, and that was to the clippers. So I think what they're trying to figure out is a way to stop James harden because Bob's point you go to game six last year. They did not have Chris Paul. They did not have Chris all in game seven now that everybody's healthy. And I also think that the rockets are winning a bit of the psychological battle after the game last night. Steve Kerr said it's middle linebackers against volleyball players basic trying to buy we're getting pushed around, and I think that audit and all the complaining that the rockets did might be helping them out at this point. This is not being cheeky in any way, the debt lineup knows each other. They played with each other for years now under stays that lineup lot. It's team. This rockets team is equipped to match that and they have something in PJ Tucker. That's a nightmare for this lineup right now. And he is killing them with those rebounds, especially that death lineup is fantastic. But they do have weaknesses there smallish, and they have to play physical. It's the danger of trying to turn it on. Come the playoffs. When you haven't realized what it takes to play at this level when the rest of the league has been slowly catching. Here's an. Regal inside the death lineup here. Bob, Ryan, it's not as deadly as it used to be true or false. That's not the issue. Maybe is a little bit less. But the fact is when you go to the Hampton five you have no bench. Now, they don't have a bench. At least the rockets are getting something out of somebody named Austin rivers, which we weren't counting on. That's another factor. Also in this matchup. They get killed on the glass when they go to to to death lineup or the handed five or whatever you wanna call it. So to sum it all does this year feel different to you is to last year if you'll difference you this year, it's an extension. We know how close to where last year it makes perfect sense that they're in a good position this year only Bob gets to answer that question because I stepped on his time before that is derived, we move books thirteen six one zero one the wave of inevitability that is Milwaukee and the puddle of unreliability that is Boston, which I believe is something Israel's tears wants imparted on this show as segment that takes about thirty seconds. But if you really time that usually about twenty or twenty five. Kyri slough. Let's hear from you know, for me the twenty two shots. I should've shot thirty really great shooter. So. Can you start by dressing?.
"rockets" Discussed on The Jump
"We'll jump you by marathon. Okay. So you remember that Hummer h two that LeBron drove the senior year in high school forever. How bad it made everyone. We learned today speak. Wow. Wow. He touches ago. Questions like who owned it? Lebron occc traded in how does that actually work? One is boys. You know, and that was. Hand-me-down actually go. And I bet it was not as controversial as it was probably drive with a Homer and high schooler buys. In the league because manga? Welcome to the jump. I'm Rachel Nichols. It's Friday producer, Danny say fire. Don't get fired on Friday me now has an ear. Log signed the future hall of fame. Here coming out the past couple of days. Well, have they proved a Kevin Durant is in fact, the most powerful person in the NBA our guy Brian winters pose that question in his latest column on the ESPN app, and we will be discussing it. But I. Now, the rockets good right for the rockets have been defined by what they weren't. They weren't an offensive Jagger not anymore. They didn't seem to have a real shot at the warriors anymore. They didn't have Trevor Reza or Luke Mahmoud or assistant coach Jeff is delic- which means they didn't have much of a defense anymore either. Then as of yesterday bid and even have Carmelo Anthony anymore. Officially the two sides are quote parting ways, even though technically remained on the roster SS reps. Try to find a landing spot for him last night. Coach Mike dantonio went to great lengths to note that mellow did. Nothing wrong in his time in Houston saying, quote, we try to hit a home run. It just didn't work out. Basically Mel had come into training camp fairly comfortable being PJ Tucker's backed up, but he was willing to do it in the name of being on a contending team. When after ten games, it was instead cleared the future hall of Famer would be buried even further on the depth chart behind undrafted rookie on to. Contract. No one involves that working. Chetta if you needed any convincing that it was the right decision on, Dan. Tony's part that rookie Gary. Was terrific last night as the rockets welcomed in the reeling. Warriors Clark knocked down threes. He was active on the boards. He even played actual defense. And he wasn't the only one in a game. We're four once Golden State was the team that was defined by. What was missing Steve Kerr called his team? Quote, spiritually depleted last night. Meanwhile, James harden drop in seven is he's rounding back into form from a hamstring injury. Chris Paul active engaged watch that don't go ahead ten or eleven inches on CPA. But stripped says a bowl of court and bears that eventual three the play came in the second half. That's all the rockets leading by as many as thirty two by the time the game wrapped the Houston team that had started the season one in five suddenly had its sixth win in eight games, Greece. That's a small sample size. And yes, it's dantonio reminded his players post game. He said congratulations guys swing gets up to five hundred season. But it does seem this. Team is starting to find its identity building on what they have instead of what they don't. And for one night in November. That was pretty. Hey. Yeah. Paul how confident should the rockets be after this win. This was kind of put on the schedule as it would be a signature win for them. Does it feel like that? It was one. They're starting to remember who they were, you know, getting rhythm. Of course, they had the suspensions the the injuries. And now they're giving a rhythm. Everybody's understands their role. And so, you know, this is what we expect the rockets to be coming into the season. So I feel like they're getting a rhythm. They're getting competent. And you know, they're going to be that team to give warriors problems down the line manage trying to speak being you guys distract me with the stuff you put on the screen..
"rockets" Discussed on The Jump
"Win away from the NBA finals. Behind the back. Punches at a love ten on the rear. The Houston Rockets pushed the Golden State Warriors, the breakable limitation in the Western Conference finals. Ultimately losing game seven with Chris. Paul sidelined by hamstring injury. Most teams get us last year actually do in the title. Obviously we didn't get it done. We're very confident going in. We've got a great shot. It's going to take a lot of work, but we're excited about the season nevertheless, rockets GM Daryl Morey had his vision validated. Paul league MPP, James harden, brilliant young. MAURICE constructed a roster to chase down the defending champs, and now Houston returns to camp with a reshape lineup and the clock ticking on its title window. When you make all you, here's he had a great season guys. Nations here that awesome rhythm targeting this time. She still run it back with Carmelo Anthony promising to be an unselfish under study the pollen. James hearted. These rockets are built for speed and three pointers, and maybe two built to beat the two-time defending NBA champions. Welcome back to the jump critic, ELO crowded up here. We got adult daily, double going on the rockets owner, big, big, welcome. For more general manager, my fellow northwestern guys all. Yeah, I wanna know how excited you are about this year's team. I'm so excited and and we were a great team last year when in sixty five games in a in a hamstring away from from getting to the ship. And that's just a fact. Okay, it is. And and Chris, it kind of been our stopper all year whenever somebody got on a run, but I'm gonna tell you. We really improved ourselves this year and we've made a lot of moves. We have six new players. But if you just look at at who we lost and who we gained, we're really good. So you guys may some significant addition to the team ELO James innings, and Michael Carter Williams. Are you done tweaking Rosser I I know. Question. I mean, we we do try to peek in April, so there's always a chance, but we're feeling great about coach. Dan Tony was was on this. I, I mean, he was saying real early. We're better than last year and I'm there now having seen our training camp in our players with mellow Carter Williams, James Ennis, you know, Brandon night's gonna help us down the road. So yeah, we're excited about where you know, that's not the common perception that we're talking about this in the commercial break the ideas. Oh, well, Trevor REEs gun with Luke, my mood day gun and everyone's a, you're older and mellow coming in the perception, isn't that the you're not concerned about that you told me we like beating perceptions. We've we've done it. I think I saw just talking about Vegas before we got on here that we've beaten the, we've, we've been a of the wing. We pan of the twelve years we've we've been here. So remember that's what other people here. One other show and it just becomes a line. Okay, but, but we're the ones that the practices we're the ones watching. We watched the s. lettuces compared to to last year out of these new guys and they're just really at add. Remember Chris, Paul and James make people look better from the teams that these guys were on life here. They're not the same player, and that's what I think people are gonna see this year, right near and tracing talking before, like what would happen if he was in coached, Antonis offense and he'd, he'd probably. Fifth, straight of the, he's it's, yeah, the coaching staff and the players are are all in harmony to to help us one games. You said that they players different when they're here? Carmelo, Anthony is banking on the fact that he is going to be different here certainly from his year last year, what convinced you guys that? This was a good idea to bring him in that it's gonna work. I mean, Carmelo so far just to show you where he's at and his skill set and what coach is already getting out of them. He played the five last night screen roll and finish the basket. I'm not sure he's ever done that. Maybe it Syracuse, he was able to run the floor and get a pass from James harden, and like I think five seconds on the clock had a three Carmelo is an extremely talented player..
"rockets" Discussed on Doughboys
"I feel like if anytime they're going to add fish to Johnny rockets and they're gonna do their take filet of, I think that's the time to do it and just a loaded up fish sandwich, red colored vanilla milkshake. Oh my God, a gruesome bloody. Make like that. And. And when you put a little love funding, shark fin at the time, that'd be a treat more appetizing than loaded up fish sandwich. Terrible idea. Look, I don't work in the industry. I just comment on it. It's a reason for that. So we went on two separate missions, Esther, you and and your Dave king and usong-ho. We want last night as a group, Mitch, you today separately and. I received a recon that you were Intel that you are on time. So I know Joe Saunders actually already around. Techs ask, was he on. And you barely were so good for you. Like we mentioned, they've redone the interior to meet the fifties connection quite a bit. So getting into our food, we were seated. I yes, people I wanna go meet up with them on time for with you guy who I don't really wanna see. Whereas I'm always early 'cause I'm like, oh, we can get this thing done as quickly as possible. So David split decided to split burger haves and we went with the order the rocket double which is cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato sliced onion and special sauce. I guess it was make style to patties and you can get any of the burgers with.
"rockets" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Of that for tip off in game three of the western conference finals for the rockets and the warriors marquess assure qb brown ramona shelburne have the call from oracle arena one of the main focus is in this series has been on the supporting players whether or not they could step up to the challenge that was especially true for the houston rockets after game one but what about some of the star players that have been in this series how about for the golden state warriors where's he been that he steph curry steph curry is oh for five one for ten here in this western conference finals curry gets off a dray and misses it he's oh for six rebounds art the first two games of the western catford spinal steph curry is a combined super thirteen from the new york it is the first time in his career he made one or fewer threes and consecutive playoff games i haven't talked to any game too so that doesn't change mile look on the series of what i need to do moreover curry has been dreadful where he's usually money oath rate on pull up threes during the regular season better than forty percent however kevin durant is not working the next couple of days it's going to be about stuff struggling to the bob with asa last thing i worry about i look at him and i sent his way before you guys who said he's the best place was like i got confidence in morningside what's more fascinating is how the rockets are attacking curry specifically in his jason terry notes that's affecting his game overall their plan of attack is to attack steph curry every opportunity they get if you get the ball in this week's around to you and you see steph curry green light go to work and so when he goes down on office of he's having to work extremely hard and exert energy and he's already been zapped out of because he's having to play a lot of one on one man to man defense and it's wearing on i'll just several the numbers with what has been happening with steph curry let's continue to go inside the numbers with staff in this warrior team brought to you by frog tape brand painter's tape for the.
"rockets" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Rockets won sixty five games this year and their best player went off in game one and they lost by double digits warriors ain't fair are stephen a smith says the solution james harden needs everyone else to step up of course james harden has to continue to be that guy but chris paul it was twenty three and eleven rebounds he led them rebounds this says you might need more from chris paul because he's going to get the high powered offense in the golden state warriors and james harden is gonna need all the help that he can get gordon needs to be more effective trevor reason needs not get caught up emotionally into the gang getting physical getting in people's faces he needs to make sure he stays out of foul trouble if trevor rees adam picked up a fifth foul early in the second half who knows how this game panned out so trevor aretha in eric gordon staying on the court and be an effective click cappella be more actively involved in terms of them throwing him more alley oops then of course chris paul being more offensive minded than he was tonight or all things that the houston rockets would need in order to win this series but here's the sad part having said everything that i just said with soliloquy that still might not be enough to be the reigning defending world champ person last michael junior here on espn radio that's the reality at the end you look at all of that last night and that's to say it looked like their best effort wasn't enough because styles make fights and you saw what we all identified going into this series last night which is that the two differing styles of these teams are going to be at war and we were interested to see which side one and only one side sputtered ran out of gas and that was the houston rockets because yours whole being was predicated on one player being able to.
"rockets" Discussed on First and Last
"The houston rockets in the oklahoma city thunder came into focus you had the paul george trade carmelo anthony finally came over after that long about with the knicks but it was chris paul to the rockets in a move that i think we all knew was significant at the time but didn't quite know it was going to be vis significant and play out this well in illicit vis kind of response responses like this from our own stephen a smith the of the one team in the entire nba that can engaged in a shootout with the golden state warriors and you still have to give them a twenty to twenty five percent chance you can't say that about anybody else in the national basketball association because there was no one else capable of getting in a shootout with the golden state warriors but this team is and we saw evidence of that tonight not just because of the ability to hit threes but they're also the ability to hit from the free throw line as they did in the fourth quarter finisher with twenty five twenty not just can't ignore that personalize michael junior here on espn radio the ears pierre an app and that's just it they can do it in so many ways this team really is the perfect representation of its star point guard because james harden one of the advantages and i was out in la on sports nation last week talking about james harden as one of the great isolation players we've seen in one of the reasons that i cited for him being able to throw his hat in the ring with almost anyone is it's not just that jayme heart james harden is a shooter.
"rockets" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Gallo you know i mean that's why wouldn't you know not well i guess you always got a maybe think blake's going to miss todd a blake obviously missed a ton of time and will whoa whoa hold on let me take a quick little glance at the uh at the western conference standings here look in seven right now yeah oh oh get close that get the lakers quality security out here for that one plo toward walking up those that it whatever that a court order four they got they got they got they got like three deadbolt on that bad boy now it is like it's like an apartment hood now hey if we could get rockets clippers i'd say seven games i'm going to say i don't think it go subtle but you know what and it's the the clippers the obviously david shorthanded all time but they haven't they have seen cp three and harden together yet they saw one and then the other but the clippers have put it on a both times like they they've delivered pretty thorough buttkickings both times and man you know just let me emotions who builds flow we gotta get that series bobby i was gonna ask you this actually as as i'm watching twitter exploding in inside the nba's having a gigantic cameras on all this and they're laughing thereafter sloth is the league's secret lead loving all this attention in the middle of the night after some random game in january or back to the point about the b issues with the refs and the lack of respect.