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Fresh "Rockets" from The Dori Monson Show
"Month go to King LASIK calm now from the Cairo Radio New Center streaming on the Cairo radio AB Porter talks between the U. S and Canada continue, though it's unclear if re openings will happen this week. The temporary border closure is set to lift soon, though it's been extended many times before during the pandemic. Over 70. These Michelle Millman reports. The border has been closed to non essential travel since last March. The closure was extended last month and is currently set to expire Friday. Canada's health minister says she is in favor of a vaccine certificate or passport if the border reopens in other foreign relations. Now more violence between Israel and the Palestinians. As the eighth day of that conflict rages on. CBS is Hayley Odds isn't tell Aviv no indication by the Israeli government that It's thinking about slowing down its attacks, and there hasn't been any indication by Hamas that it's going to stop firing rockets. Israeli military airstrikes today destroyed militant tunnels in the homes of nine Hamas commanders at least 200 people have been killed in the Gaza Strip. Report on this tax filing. Deadline day, President Biden says nearly 40 million American families are set to receive Monthly child tax credits You'll get deposited in your bank account half of your tax cut at least $250 per child each month. A direct deposit into your account payments kick in July 15th and continue every month throughout the year there, part of that nearly $2 trillion covert relief package..
No Sign of Israel and Hamas Ending Rocket Attacks
"Fighting in Israel in the Gaza Strip has entered its second week. Israeli war planes bombarded Gaza City this morning. Hamas continues lobbing rockets on southern cities in Israel. Roughly 200 Palestinians have died, and officials saying nearly half of them are women and Children. Israel has reported at least 10 dead. Of course, many more people have suffered in the long history of this conflict since Hamas to control of the Gaza Strip in 2000 and seven Israel in Egypt. Have blockaded the region. And with that in mind, we want to try to answer some of the fundamental questions that get to the root of what's happening right now. College El Guindi is director of the Palestinian Israeli affairs at the Middle East Institute. Hello. Welcome. Thanks for having me. Do you want to get to the blockade in just a moment. But first, how did it come to be that millions of Palestinians are living in the Gaza Strip? Well. The guy's a ship, of course, is in is entirely artificial creation that emerged in 1948. When roughly 3/4 of Palestine's Arab population was displaced, in some cases expelled During the course of Israel's creation, and most of the refugees were, they were sort of scattered across the region in neighboring countries like Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Some went to the West Bank, which came under Jordanian rule after 1948 and a very large number went to the Gaza Strip, which is right, this tiny little coastal strip between Egypt and what is now Israel. Um, Today, the population of God's about 70% of Gaza's population are refugees when
Fresh update on "rockets" discussed on All Things Considered
"Project daughter work. W N. Y c independent journalism in the public interest, 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. Live from NPR News and Culver City, California into Wayne Brown After a week of fighting with Palestinian militants, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will continue to strike terror targets in the Gaza Renewed fighting broke out when Hamas fired long range rockets at Jerusalem last week after weeks of clashes in the holy city between protesters and Israeli police. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says President Biden supports a two state solution to the conflict. We all know that the only way to bring an end to violence to bring an end to this escalation of violence is for there to be a two state solution over time, and in both calls the president made this weekend, he underscored his strong commitment to a negotiated Two state solution is the best best path to reach a just and lasting resolution of the Israeli Palestinian conflict with more than 200 people dead, most of them Palestinians. In Gaza, The Biden administration says it's focusing on quiet intensive diplomacy. Retail chain target has changed its face mass policy. NPR's Allison Aubrey tells US Target is the latest retailer to relax its mask requirement following the CDC is guidance that We'll be vaccinated. People no longer need to wear a mask in many situations..
Israel yet to Show Proof of Hamas in Gaza Tower
"Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shortly. We'll Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Israel has a special responsibility to protect civilians, including journalists. As it defends itself against Hamas rocket attacks We have more from NPR's Michele Kelemen. According to the secretary of the U. S. Asked Israel for evidence that Hamas was operating in that building. Blinken says he personally hasn't seen the intelligence and doesn't wanna weigh in on questions about that. But he says he's reminded Israel that it has a special responsibility. I was relieved that No one from the journalist impunity and that strike was hurt and people were able to leave the building safely. He says He's been working the phones to try to appeal for calm and would support negotiations for a cease fire
Fresh update on "rockets" discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"But a big chunk of the biggest news stories of the day you were at work. We've been working on these stories. All news. No fillers like it says he keeps me in the loop. Get in the loop from WBC news radio on the I Heart radio app, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts J. Foreigner here, CEO of rocket mortgage and rocket companies. Last year we saw historically low mortgage interest rates. What you may not know is that interest rates are already starting to increase, and it's likely that Trend is on Lee going to continue..
UN Chief Urges End to 'Senseless' Violence in Palestine, Israel
"Un secretary general antonio guitarist has called for an end to these senseless psycho violence in the occupied palestinian territory and israel. His comments during a special meeting of the security council in new york came amid continuing rocket fire from gaza into israel at s strikes on the palestinian clave the most serious escalation between the two sides since two thousand fourteen describing the hostilities as utterly appalling. The secretary general warned that hopes of coexistence between palestinians and israelis were being pushed even further to the horizon. The conflict had the potential to unleash an uncontainable security and eight crisis. Mr terry said and to foster extremism not only in the occupied palestinian territory. Israel but in the region as a whole
Fresh update on "rockets" discussed on The Takeaway
"That cat's a reporter w N Y. C in for 10 Xena Vega this week. This is the takeaway. We begin in the Middle East. Each time is really here for leader speak off its right to defend itself. It is further involved in Continue murdering entire families in their street. If you choose to avoid condemning Hamas, it will strengthen the radical terror group, which aims to overthrow the Palestinian Authority and was charter explicitly calls for wiping Israel off the map. Sunday marked another deadly day in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The violence has been raging for more than a week now and so far in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military is killed close to 200 people, including 58 Children. Israel has also destroyed a number of tall buildings in Gaza City over the weekend that leveled the building where the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera were located. Israel argues that its air strikes in Gaza our defense against rockets fired by Hamas into Israeli neighborhoods. Palestinian militants have so far launched more than 3000 rockets into Israel, according to The Associated Press. At least 10 people have been killed in Israel, including one child, but compared to the violence inflicted on the Palestinians by Israel. The toll has been disproportionate. On CBS and Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there isn't a clear and insight to this conflict. We're not going to just let them get away with it. Now that, would you. I mean, you just imagine what would have happened if.
Israeli Warplanes Pound Hamas Tunnels as Conflict Enters Second Week
"Is royal has launched dozens of further air strikes against gaza this morning. Reckon the by locals. As among the heaviest bombardments the clave has ever sustained. The rights followed further rocket. Salvos launched at israel from inside gaza overnight. It has been traditional at moments of heightened conflict between israel and palestinian authorities for the united states to insert itself as depending on circumstances mediator broker or banger. Together of heads. Us president joe biden must now judge whether the united states usual reflexive support of israel plays quite as well within his own party as he could want. Assumed it would join with more on this by scott. Lucas junked professor at the clinton institute university college. Dublin Scott first of all the bigger question does the united states. Still say itself is the empire here will. Certainly there is a public part of the biden. Administration's approach which says we're very much of the effort to try to do something to reduce the killings and the violence. So howdy ahmar. Who is deputy assistant secretary of state for the middle east when out to tel aviv on friday. And he's in discussion with Israeli arab in palestinian officials but notably will not be having any contacts with any officials from hamas who of course is the ruling authority in gaza but the primary approach of the biden administration the so far and this has been reinforced. Only yesterday has been to provide cover for israel you know. However the biden ministration sees itself. The reality is this first of all in the united nations on three occasions. The security council has reportedly wanted to issue a statement calling for a ceasefire on three occasions including yesterday. According to diplomats the united states was the only country out of the fifteen council members that held out against such a statement
Fresh update on "rockets" discussed on Anna Davlantes
"Used to fight the city's rat problem. We'll talk with Lord is torte about that. And let's also talk about that nice, warm weather, Shall we? Meteorologist. Rectum I O is gonna be a long spend a couple minutes with us. Tell us what's ahead. Coming up. Jay, Foreigner here, CEO of rocket mortgage and rocket companies. Last year we saw historically low mortgage interest rates. What you may not know is that interest rates are already starting to increase and it's likely that trend is on Lee going to continue..
Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Continue After Global Pro-Palestinian Protests
"In Gaza is entering its second week, with no let up in the fighting Israeli airstrikes overnight with some of the heaviest yet Israeli military said it was hitting terror targets but I witnesses say homes have also been damaged. Hamas militants have continued to fire rockets into southern Israel. Paul Adams is in Jerusalem. For the time being, it carries on it is unrelenting. It causes enormous suffering. There was something in the region of 40,000 people in Gaza have had to flee their homes because of the shelling in certain areas off Gaza. The U. N is warning that the area is running out of fuel that it can't get supplies in. So the humanitarian situation triggered by this week of fighting and coming on top of what is already a very dire situation in Gaza, anyway. That is reaching a fairly critical point now. Police in the Canadian city of Montreal of fired
Israel-Hamas Conflict Hurtles Into Its Second Week
"Israeli aircraft have carried out dozens more air strikes on Gaza is the latest violence enters its second week. Hamas militants have fired more rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, Palestinian officials said Garza in Georgia's deadliest day since fighting began Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected international appeals for
Israeli Warplanes Stage More Heavy Strikes Across Gaza City
"Israeli warplanes continued heavy air strikes in Gaza City, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers would rage on Attack was heavier on a wider area and lasted longer than a serious of air raids 24 hours earlier in which 42 Palestinians were killed. The strike early Sunday was the deadly a single attack and the latest round of violence between Israel and the Hamas militant group that rules Gaza. Hamas also pressed on launching rockets from civilian areas in Gaza. Toward civilian areas in Israel.
Israel-Hamas Fighting Enters Second Week With No Signs of Abating
"Prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu says a tax on hamas will continue it full force. Both sides continue to fire rockets at each other. Fisons trey gangsters there were. Israel's iron dome has been intercepting rockets from gaza. Just listen. you're going to hear an explosion any second now interception there it is everyone. Stay down and another the. Un security council is meeting to discuss the conflict.
Israeli strikes kill 26, topple buildings in Gaza City
"The three dozen people have been killed in the latest is ready S. strikes on Gaza the heavy death toll makes it the deadliest single attack since recent heavy fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas leaders the strikes once one for a total of five minutes just after midnight in the downtown residential parts of Kansas city rescuers scramble to retrieve those stuck under the rubble the Gaza health ministry reported over a dozen women and seven children were among those killed over a hundred ninety Palestinians have been killed in Gaza including more than fifty children with well over a thousand people wounded every seven people in Israel have been killed including a five year old boy in a soldier throughout the day Gazans mourn their dead relatives one father well done conservatively as he hoped that that child does not discount the two consulting calm him later in the day rockets could also be seen firing from a position in Gaza city directed towards Israel Hamas and other militant groups applauded the two thousand nine hundred rockets into Israel many of which were intercepted by the Israeli military I'm Karen Thomas
Rocket Fire, Bombings Intensify in Gaza
Media Demand Israel Explain Destruction of News Offices
"And Hamas militants and Gaza shows no signs of slowing down, with both sides continuing to trade airstrikes, causing destruction and death A massive barrage of rockets fired towards Israel's second largest city of Tel Aviv, Israeli military preparing their response Israel was targeting the Gaza Strip from the ground and the air they did hit a building that houses international media offices. The Associated Press did release a statement. At the event, saying quote were shocked and horrified that the Israeli military would target and destroy the building housing, a piece bureau and other news organizations in Gaza. They have long known the location of our bureau and new journalists were there. The occupants were notified ahead of time. Israel spent much of the day showing Gaza with artillery units and striking from the air factions inside Gaza did target tell Aviv before the barrage boxes Trey Yingst and President Biden
Israel Evicting Palestinian Families and Letting Jews Move In
"More construction money for us. So whatever you know will. There won't be any dead palestinians but at least my cousins construction company will have worked for the next two years. So hamas taking advantage of that. The israelis don't care because they don't pay for the reconstruction of an empty building that was destroyed the some european. Ngo does the whatever the belgian committee for the reconstruction of palestinian the high rises destroyed by the evil jews or whatever and it wouldn't surprise me if that actually was an ngo probably poland and so let's fast forward to what started earlier in the week. Hamas began firing a larger salvos of rockets than they had before. Plus there were new. Industrial mass produce rockets out of iran. So instead of the basement rockets with bad iron pipe and bad welding and all that that would launch out of a launcher and then veer off into the mediterranean or to egypt or whatever or more often than not a block down the road into a palestinian building. A whole bunch of casualties are self inflicted by by hamas over the past week so all of a sudden now. They're getting better precision rockets coming off an assembly line in in iran. So that at the point of that is that if you're going gonna mass fire them if you're going to sow them you want as much concentrated destruction in their impact zone as possible. That's the theory of the american. Mls multiple launch rocket system which now have guided warheads and all that but there. Its initial iteration into into the defensive. Europe was to imitate frankly as soviet tactic of of mass rocket launch with almost simultaneous impact.
Fighting Intensifies Between Israel and Hamas
"And Hamas militants in Gaza intensified further today when Israel leveled a 12 story building that housed several media outlets, among them The Associated Press and Al Jazira. Israel gave a now hours notice before launching the Rockets that turned the high rise into rubble and the people in the building were evacuated. CBS NEWS correspondent MTs T. AP reports Israel is under increasing pressure to agree to a cease fire. We do know that Hamas said to Israel Hey, we're ready for a ceasefire in Israel said No. In fact, we spoke to Mark Regev, who's a senior adviser for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, just yesterday, and he said that's a ceasefire wasn't on the cards. But with this international pressure growing, we have a number of Arab countries really pushing for this. We have a number of European countries pushing this for this. Now the kind of concern we're hearing from Washington. There could be some sort of what's described here is the cessation of hostility, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. On social media. We have communicated directly to the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility. The Israeli military claims it targeted the building because Hamas intelligence agencies were using the media offices as human shields. Gas supplies. They're starting to
The Latest: Biden concerned for reporters, civilians in Gaza
"President Biden has been on the phone with Israel's prime minister and the Palestinian president as Israel carried out more strikes in Gaza Saturday and Hamas fired more rockets into Israel Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas urged Biden to intervene in the conflict to end Israel's attacks the official Palestinian news agency says Abbas also told Biden security and stability will be achieved when the Israeli occupation ends Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office says Netanyahu updated Biden on actions Israel has taken and intends to take while also thanking Biden for the unreserved support of the United States for Israel's right to defend itself the White House says Biden did expressed strong support for the Israeli strikes but raised concerns about civilian casualties the protection of journalists intercommunal violence within Israel and escalating tensions in the west bank Ben Thomas Washington
White House Says Safety of Journalists Is 'Paramount' After Gaza Building Bombed
"Of a high rise building in Gaza City prompted a tweet from press secretary Jen Psaki, she said, We have communicated directly to the Israelis that ensuring the safety and security of journalists and independent media is a paramount responsibility. Israel maintains the building that housed media offices also contained Hamas military assets. Fox's Amy Kellogg is in the West Bank, where unrest is erupting there. There has been the burning of tires, Molotov cocktails, stun grenades, tear gas. It's just kind of a toxic mix going on behind me. This is something new in terms of the level of tension in this area, because a week ago was just clashes around east Jerusalem and then on Monday, Of course, the hostility started on the side of Hamas and the Gaza Strip, firing all those rockets in to Israel. And now we've had uprisings beginning since yesterday. Day in the West Bank. Ah US envoy is in the region for de escalation Talks.
Israeli Strike Destroys Gaza Building With AP, Other Media
"High rise building that housed The Associated Press and other media agencies in the Gaza Strip was destroyed by an Israeli air strike today. People were told to evacuate the building ahead of time, Hamas continued to launch rockets towards Israel, which has continued with its own air strikes. ABC is Matt government is in Israel with more hundreds of thousands forced from their homes in Gaza, including seven year old Diana. Artie met her in Gaza, she says. Once they bombed our home, we ran to hide in the bathroom. And when we thought it was over, then the sound was boom again and kept shooting. It didn't quit. Palestinian authorities say over 130 Palestinians have died in six
Israeli-Palestinian Violence Continues
"An israeli air raid in gaza city. Early saturday killed at least ten palestinians including mostly children. It's the deadliest single strike since violence between israel and hamas militants sparks earlier. This week the strike hit a three story house in a refugee camp killing eight children and two women from extended family. They were celebrating aid. El fitr children's toys and monopoly board game were seen with the rubble and pleats of uneaten food. From the holiday gathering a neighbor said there was no warning before the attack there were also palestinian protests friday in the occupied west bank where israeli forces shot and killed eleven people in gaza. At least one hundred twenty six people have been killed including thirty one children and in israel seven people have been killed including a child but latest violence began in jerusalem when israeli police used heavy handed tactics at an important holy site. As israel continued to threaten the forced removal of dozens of palestinians from their homes hamas militants have fired rockets into israel. This week and israel has continued with airstrikes. Egypt keeps leading truce negotiations but israel turned down a proposal for a one year. Truce that hamas leaders had accepted along with the violence living conditions in gaza or dire. The palestinian territories infrastructure has struggled for years. Since and it's rayleigh egyptian blockade was imposed after hamas took power in two thousand seven. Currently the only power plant in gaza is at risk of running out of fuel in the next few days and the un says gazans or seeing daily power cuts of eight to twelve
West Bank Erupts in Protest Amid More Israel-Hamas Fighting
"We continue to follow this violent fighting between israeli defense forces hamas today violent protests erupted in the west bank and calls for a ceasefire being largely ignored again tonight. There are reports of civilians including being caught in the crossfire. Our nbc news chief. Foreign correspondent richard engel reports tel aviv for us. Tonight with new airstrikes tonight and tank and artillery fire. Israel says it's targeting hamas and destroying a network of tunnels in gaza. The islamic militant group is using to hide and launch two thousand rockets at israeli towns and cities over the last several days. But it's not only tunnels being obliterated. This was a bank is worth says was used by hamas more than one hundred twenty palestinians have been killed so far including at least thirty children were buried together today venturing outside gaza twenty-two-year-old law student. Kerama says the devastation is worse than she imagined. We feed like whatever we do. Whatever we build we'll get destroyed once again if we had hope for the future. They just can't. It could get much worse. Israel has deployed thousands of troops to the gaza border primed for a ground assault but israel for now has held off an invasion instead relying on its iron dome missile defense system to intercept rockets but some are getting through falling indiscriminately and killing. At least eight israelis million in israel had been rushing to bomb shelters but because of the children are traumatized. We have been in the shelter for a week and now the fighting is enraging palestinians. outside of gaza deadly clashes broke out in the west bank and for the first time in years palestinians with israeli citizenship are joining the fight with vigilante attacks from both
"rockets" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"Know especially like you know you're wanna one and all that sort of stuff. What the heck do you have to be there. You don't have to be there but Now that i've seen it in action is not working very well for the younger people. You're in theory way more self motivated as a college student. And you're spending your own money so you really are only hurting yourself. If you decide not to try to get we can out of it. But it doesn't work at that level either. I don't know so the idea behind cal. Bright has been trained. Low wage workers in their twenties and thirties for better jobs at little cost to them and to do it. Faster and cheaper than traditional community colleges leaders have said. The school would not only find jobs for every student but would supply on the job. Coaching looking at that data through october the audit found that the college enrolled far fewer low income people veterans immigrants and women who are at target population that proponents expected nor did the college work with employers to show that its programs prepared students for any real jobs or to check to see if it students got jobs in their chosen field of the nine hundred and four students who enrolled in cal- bright in its first year three hundred and eighty four dropped out eighty-seven they don't know whether they dropped out or not. They don't know what's going on. The auditor blamed calibrates difficulties in port on poor management by former executive setting up the college and at some point in this they note that the college executives in this online college are paid way more than any other community college leaner. And wow so. They're not only making guessing. The average community college are all college. People You know the the bureaucracy are making more money than they should anyway. They're making more than average to your thoughts. That's incredible way. The original chief technology officer who still making two hundred and seventy thousand dollars a year nearly twice the median salary of his counterparts at other schools and calibrate doesn't even have a salary schedule to ensure the problem doesn't happen again. They just paid people whatever they decided to pay him with the the The vall being constantly full of tax dollars. How am i not not in on this at some point figured out a way to just you know. Throw money at me. I'll be a mid level bureaucrat. At an online college that nobody graduates from for a couple hundred thousand dollars a year. Interestingly enough the assembly member call for this jose medina of riverside is a democrat and says the legislature must end the call. Bright college experiment. They graduated twelve people their their Their goal is nonsensical. I don't think that's something you can possibly do. You can't you can't have any sort of guarantee you're going to get people a job by going to a two year school and just that doesn't seem possible to me now now. Probably not with the number of people that are coming out of college every single year. Well right and just a well in the implementation is the disease. It's not well here. You go the the gal who's the Toward a she the chairman of the board there. What what's her name. She ought to be named pamela. We acknowledged that calibrate made early missteps in that necessary changes have been made to course correct and implement rigorous internal controls where needed. We appreciate the recommendations for continued improvement. Like it's gonna change unbelievable. Nobody got a job. nobody even knows. Oh that's we promised to find people who don't have in the haven't program for that. The one of the reasons this stuff happens is so fiscal conservatives. Hate this but they don't want money spent on hardly anything me being one of those people. I wish you get liberals on board like the liberals you know cry tears when they see homeless on the street. Good for your your better person than me. But i wish they would get mad about this sort of stuff. I'm a liberal. I care about homeless. Or i care about you. Know foster kids are care but whatever my issue is. I care about mental health squad to show up for mental health. We freaking anything. it could be pets. That don't have homes. I wish they would look at stuff like this. And just get incensed and put all their energy into. We need to stop this. Because it's wasting government money that could be spent on the thing i care about now. I want it all shut down. But you know since i was gonna say i've said many times to my progressive friends. If you want your goals your dreams enacted become a fiscal conservative. Man really jumped. Do your whole woke run people out of their jobs. Shame them into submission fang on these people and push the money toward the things you care about. That's that's what when the money gets wasted. One people like me. Don't want to give money to anything because we feel like it's a waste until there's just a limited amount of money so you know dollars go to graduating twelve people and cost one hundred and seventy five million dollars. Spread over a few years could be going to something else. You care about you know. It's today's a red letter day for me. It's a pivot point in my life will remember this day forever. I'll mark down the date. I i'm going to dedicate the rest of my life to stealing tax dollars. I'm going to defraud the government. In every way i can think of anybody else's why would i. I've said this many times. I used to be a guy i felt like. If you're a tax cheat you're a bad person. I don't feel that way anymore. You should do whatever you can can get away with. Go ahead 'cause they're doing the same to you. They're absolutely doing the same to you. They're freaking stealing your money and wasting it for their own profit. The money i feel zero obligation to give as much money as i'm old if i can get away with it that guy stuff but i completely see your point. You're gonna do that. Oh my god. They're stealing from you and wasting it for their own gain. Yes i got better places. I could put it got anything would be better. It's just a waste while near european text line. four one. five two nine five k. Afdc four one. Five two nine five k. Ftc that indian variant of.
"rockets" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand
"Now it's being done by zoo. This is a judge talking to some of the people involved in this court case. Then bring this fool in good morning sir. What's your name. The sack censor your. Name's not but three thousand euro lawn and into my current. Bet your screen name kind of idiot laws and court like grab. What's your name again. Nathaniel saxton sir. But i don't believe that. I typed anything like that in less what it says. I'll put you in the waiting room. You could sit in limbo for a while. What you call yourself. Online is judge swigging down. The purple eight talks showed drunk. You screen name and me hammered. Got to make sure that you're funny stream name for video games poker night or whatever you're doing you can't do it when you go to a show up for court or work or whatever else right especially for a judge with a coding habit. All a show. What's a yo you what did go. What are you trying to save either too much cough syrup. Judge you judgment. Read the label. Oh oh let's janey got booted out of the republican party. I don't know if that are the republican leadership. She still gets to be a house member and all that. But i like this tweet. The tim sander for re tweeted. A democrat in the house when they're the biggest. Cpi jumps in a decade inflation gas shortages attacks on israel and the border crisis in the mainstream media is focused like a laser on the number three house. Republican who are not. Hal even knew what the number three house republican was until a couple of weeks ago. Or what they're supposed to do with a wider is one exactly. Yeah earthquake is just whatever Can you have more than one hundred and fifty friends. We've talked about the dunbar number over the years. It always seemed a little dumb to me. It's been around since nineteen ninety-three this guy named robin dunbar. Here's an anthropologist. He theorized that humans could have no more than about one hundred and fifty meaningful relationships that we are just our brains are psychology was capped at about one hundred and fifty meaningful relationships which always seemed like an extraordinarily high number to me anyway. It's way more. I don't have one hundred and fifty meaningful relationships may be. I'm too much of an introvert or jerker. Whatever but doesn't that seem like a lot of meaningful relationships. Oh it's always struck me as a an extraordinary number and be something. I'll never come close to. I don't think. I mean depending on how you define but for nothing close to one hundred and fifty friends are you kidding. It's all about how you define meaningful. Yeah but boy. I think even stretching meaningful. I can't get to one hundred and fifty like a co worker. I can identify by name. But i know nothing about them. Does that count. No that's not a meaningful relationship. No way i like the standard. We actually talked about this on our podcast yesterday. Go to armstrong and getty dot com. If you don't hear the little podcast we do after the show everyday called one more thing. But how about the standard of if you heard they were moving away. It would hurt you. Hear your workers moving away that you see you know and then i don't have any feeling about that whatsoever so like right. Most of the reference papers are the term. Papers that reference the dunbar's number. They say the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. I think that's a bridge before meaningful. Yeah it's funny. This says meaning it stable. Social like almost everybody media co-workers acquaintances. The sum total of your tribe kind of was my understanding of the thinking. I have a stable social relationship with the guy who does the maintenance on my lawn more. I see him a couple of times a year and you remember his name. He got my name. We say hello seemed like each other. You know it strikes me that we're getting rather into depth analyzing this number which is a load of crap. Stockholm university is published a paper. Now calling that number into question. Finding that people could have four more friends. If they put in the effort we can learn thousands of digits of pi for instance. If we engage with lots of people then we will become better having relationship with lots of people said this person who says that number is dumb. One of the main reason i bring this up is how dunbar came to have this number. That is. I've heard discussed for the last thirty years and is original research. Doctor dunbar studying monkeys and apes and determined that the size of the neo cortex part of the brain responsible for conscious thought correlated with the size of groups that they lived among the neo cortex in humans larger so he just multiplied. That came up with the number one hundred fifty so he looked at monkeys and said adding about ten friends and human brain is about. I don't know fifteen times bigger. So i'm guessing it's one hundred and fifty for people my everybody's been repeating that number forever. That's the way research often works in. We're going to follow the science dunbar. Number is crap. They claim Amazing how many times. I've heard that quoted through the yeah lots like the general view of homos not homo sapiens neanderthals. Which you've pointed out is based on one idiot looking at a skull like two hundred seventy years ago and making completely idiotic conclusion one racist idiot. Let's right yeah at a racism just spice things up. yeah Okay there you go. You can have more than a hundred and fifty friends. Knock yourself out. I'm not going to coming up a number of things including a little more on the gigantic porculus plan in the tax laws connected to it which nobody's talking about Perhaps good reason don't know. Plus jonathan turley is going to hard core at the hypocrites who are fine with facebook and twitter censoring people when it's the right people but it's not fine to say i don't wanna make a wedding cake. Couple the hypocrisy on issues of free speech.
"rockets" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Nine PM Eastern Game One Lakers rockets rockets and Lakers played three times this season. But in just one of those games were the key players on both teams out there Houston took two of the three though. So take whatever you want from that. Let's get into the keys of the series before we make our predictions tasks when you start your key to the Lakers rockets second round series, well, that one game that they did play where the rockets had decided. We're going small ball baby was actually the day right after the Clint Cappella. Trade. Russell Westbrook was in the lineup he had forty one points against the Los Angeles Lakers going seventeen of twenty eight and that's why he's my key to series really the there's such a vast chasm you can get with Russell Westbrook, you can get an okay one. But you can get an incredible what I think you're going to need that in this series. This is exactly the type of series they traded him for where there's a bunch of trees on the other side. Bunch of big are standing around and Anthony Davis in jail mcgeown Dwight Howard, and he's gotta be able to navigate that and just go through the trees and get to the lane and score. It was the that game was exactly what you'd expect from the series Lakers pound inside rockets on the fast break battle they won the threes and I to me it's when you make that trade. Russell Westbrook is the guy who's got all the space out there now, and he's got to be able to slice up a big team. So to me from the Gecko, that's the number. One thing if that doesn't happen if Russell Westbrook is just Average than that. The two stars on the other side Lebron and ad are going to win because they're gonNA play pretty well, and this isn't like their plan. Okay. See where you're going to get the rockets can get by with Chris. Or, having a twenty or twenty five Boeing game. The other one got doesn't show up eighty and Lebron going to show up Russell. WESTBROOK has to show up every single game. Okay. So westbrook big key to this series trae where you got your eyes on I think task a lot of the things the Lakers should smash it inside the rockets should be bombing from outside and probably running the ball a little bit more though the Lakers do pretty good when they get into transition when they really commit themselves to that. But the thing that's a question mark for me for the Lakers is, can they hit threes? They had a couple of stinkers in round one they had a game where they made five threes. They had a ten for thirty eventually figured out there shot they were shooting thirty four percent in their first round series but the rockets shoot a lot more threes. And they hit thirty six percent. So at the rockets are Gonna be able to knock off the Lakers at all here, get any wins in this series, it's going to be from the three point line. They're going to have a game where they make twenty something right and can't come in a game for the Lakers were they make six where they make. A if they're getting beat by ten plus from the three point line, then you're going to be in trouble with that was one of the big questions with them in the seating games heading into their series against Portland as well. They were talking about how they didn't figure out the sight lines. It seems like things are normal. Now they can shoot threes. They were called before you know when they had a little bit of a they said, they had a long way off compared to the layoff that the blazers had. That's even more. So now compared to what the rockets has. So maybe game one, the Lakers. Come out. It's a brick fest and Houston. Been Planning Competitive Games here they're still in a little bit of a flow perhaps they get hot from three and they knock off the Lakers game one and we're talking again like Ooh who who is this bad news for the Lakers it could just be another douchebag sweep, but the Lakers have to hit from three to be at their best. Yeah. It's interesting. Go next year because it's sort of similar to what you're talking about. I think it's very clear. The rockets are going to be like well, we can't stop Lebron James and we can't really stop Anthony Davis. So they are going to get their numbers. They are going to get their points and we'll be fine with that. especially add who's likely going to take a shot that they almost want him to take the longer to unless he's inside which you don't want obviously dunks and lay ups but eighty found his shot as the bubble went on. He's been money recently from there, but they'll live without I. Think 'cause they don't really have an option. The key to them is going to be stopping all the other. Lakers. Eighty again Lebron. Thirty five plus okay. That's GONNA atom up to seventy or eighty. We gotTA stop everybody else. We've got to eliminate CAL COUPS MMA Danny Green? Casey. We just have to slow them. Vogel Loves Caruso WHAT HE BRINGS DEFENSIVELY, but they're gonNA treat him there should treat him. You know like the ball dort right I mean he's The Ball Mambas five, twenty eight from being here. So he's not a great shooter and they have to let you gotTa pick and choose like who were leaving. Obviously hit some shots in some of those games but other times didn't and it was ugly they're going to do that with him when he's out there. So to me, I don't like the rockets chance to win this series, but they need everyone else besides and Lebron to cold, and then out on top of that trae said the randomness of them shooting fifty or sixty three's and what happens in a game like that like you know they can hit eight or they could hit twenty five so that to me is just reducing those other guys, the other Lakers if they can take them out of it. And maybe that includes some of the bigs. Vogel does continue to go big with weight and I don't know about mcgehee seems sort of out of the rotation for the most part to me hasn't given them a lot out there. So we'll see but. It's going to be tougher for the rockets police off. Do. In my opinion what do you got elite is sort of similar. The ruckus just have to play defense that we have seen from them at times in the in the bubble here, and certainly in the postseason, he gets a thunder because sometimes the rockets look like they're really locked in and engaged they rotating moving around getting to shoot his and other times. It looks like the other team can do school whenever they want con- afford to do that against the Lakers who were putting up. A hundred seventy points a game in the playoffs so far. So you know that if the if the rockets I let us make a track meet the likely. Okay. We can do that as well. That's fine. We've got guys. You can hit the reason we can score, but the rockets have to at least make make it difficult as best they can for the Lakers because they have options. But when that rockets defense is is at least focused and determined that this does make it hot or not. At times they really impressed me with their defense but other times it was like where where is that defense that we saw before and the the thing is PJ talk is going to have such an enormous workload in this series Econ Stop Anthony. Davis. By himself nobody really can. So they're going to have to make sure I lock on him I know what you're saying there skates like make sure those other guys don't go out there and burn you. But at the same time I mean you can't just have Anthony Davis taking those mid range because he's just not not. Like right right now. So you know there's so many different ways that the Lakers I think can hurt the rockets but the Ruckus just have to put in the effort to stop with on the defensive end. Dantonio, actually had a really good plan for how he's GonNA use PJ Tucker. He's GonNa have P guard Anthony Davis and J guard Lebron James. He said, maybe they'll work. I'd like their chances actually to maybe make this a series that happened. Okay. So let's get to predictions here task started Lakers. Rockets, how many games so you got one in. The rockets didn't finish that series. Know all that well against. Okay. See it just wasn't that convincing I expect you. To. Bounce back offensively expect Russ to have a good series. But I think the Lakers are just a little bit more in sync I guess you know if the rockets rained down, I can definitely see them. Taken a couple of games in this series so I'll give them to I think the Lakers will win in six..
"rockets" Discussed on First Take
"Just lost his job again to another ball brother like that would be weird. Let me get to the Knicks Stephen Eight number one. Even if they had the number one pick I guarantee you wouldn't drafted the right guy number two. If they did draft the right guy, they wouldn't develop them well, number three if somehow. The right guy fell to them right member the draft where they got porzingas everyone knew the number one, two and three picks knowing he's going to take porzingas in the top three because he wasn't as known commodity. So whoever drafted four was gonNA take porzingas he fell into their laps even if the right dude fell into their laps that toxic loser environment would mean that they would get nothing for. Him they got nothing for producing just like I. told you when they traded him and they try to beat us in the head with all we're trying to rebuild idiot franchise is gonNA trade a franchise player on his rookie deal because they want to rebuild know you keep him and use him to attract other Max free agents and you got three great players but the Knicks are a laughingstock. There's. A twitter account I follow Jason Gilbert who tweeted at the time of the PORZINGAS trade with the caps the money they save the cap space they save by trading we're porzingus the knicks will be able to hire two maybe three PR guys right and that's what happened. Every everyone. You just mentioned Stephen the Knicks. The loser franchise that they are blew it again clown organization making us stupid trade as usual. Hired PR guys to try to explain it all the way. They're not the biggest losers on draft night because they'd screw it up anyway even with something falls into like Jeremy Lin that they didn't have to invest anything in they lose him for nothing to the Knicks are the biggest losers every night because of James Dolan. But they weren't the biggest losers last night that may have been. A De Ngelo Russell depending on what and who they draft. Stephen and Charlie. I am speechless right now I'm speechless for the first time Max Kill Them In the speaking the Gospel I mean he just gave us the. Good word from Genesis chapter of verse nine and he's right until they get rid a Dolan and he he sells the team. The Knicks are GonNa lose nothing is good. It's GonNa. Happen for the new. York. League. Knicks they were the biggest losers in the in the lottery draft last night. When you look at the Knicks, no free agents are coming not know superstars. You can't trayful anybody and so I was looking at the Knicks and I'm like you Stephen I like Anthony was I think he's Stud I think he's going to have a hill of NBA career. He's going to be a all star one day, but the guy that the new. York Knicks knee is Lamello Ball Lamelo ball is everything and more for the New York Knicks. He's The star in the making he's he's a superstar i. mean he everything about him say a superstar he's ready for the bright lights. He's ready for New York City and the brother Cup play he could play. He'd been playing professional basketball for the last two or three years. He's ready. He's ready everything of bottom. He got the great smile had he loves it he's marketable the New York Knicks they lost again and I never thought that I will be agreeing with mix on this Friday and saying that makes Gillerman actually spoke the gospel today well, Jesus. Six Hold on. There's nobody that disagrees with him about Dolan based on Dolan's record. I'm just hopeful. Max's turned his back on New York. He's traded he. He's rated Eddie years. He's going to la he's bit random and. Go He don't give a damn about. To stay but he's he's. He's traded away. I'm holding now rob home I'm holding out hopefully on roads and worldwide west will you west I'm holding out hope one way as suggested for the New York Knicks you do me a favor please James Dolan. If you really want to represent New York City, will you stop having the practice facility in outskirts towards west? Or Connecticut or whatever bring the Damn team to New York City Police. This Guy, you gotta get stuck in traffic on the west side highway and everywhere else I been pleased that a New York that's part of the problem is somebody who play for the new. York Knicks. They don't want to be traveling the Damn near Connecticut to order to get the practice they want to be in a city find a way tolan DVD something. What? Perk. I'll tell you this the reason, the Knicks, the hearts of new. Our heart of New York is because they ran unopposed for decades. The Nets were in Jersey, the nets are in Brooklyn now new. York has another team. Now the Knicks. Are yesterday's news I guarantee you the nets will become the heritage franchise in New York City and the Knicks had always been a clown franchise under Dolan will be second class citizens of New York it's happening now hasn't happened all the way yet, but it's happening now who got K. D. who got Kyrie? Curry. US. New. Played who just was in the pre K. D. and car is still better than the Knicks. I. Root root for. Their also, the Glamour Team in New York so I would suggest to all New Yorkers who've been fed up with the Knicks. But have had no choice. You do what I did. You root for a team in New York root for the Real New York team the Brooklyn Nets Franchise. Brooklyn. I. Can Acknowledge Brooklyn is the better team, but there you go saying root for them to you just a radar that didn't. Say maybe I don't. Allow you in New York. City the what I mean I know with Oracle but damn to sit up into. City. Decision soon doesn't seem a gift, the Knicks just a traitor you why don't you just go to La St this go? Like. Two. Thousand. So your point Stephen Eight, your point as being the lawyer new. Yorker, right. There's still a little hope you still got worldwide with right who got connections all over you know the guy? No Jay Z no beyond say he knows everyone and you still got Tom Typical? Guy Who want word to describe tubes is coach. So it's still hope for the New York Knicks. Doling allows them to do their job if he allows them to do their job which I think he will. Not You. Just, you're. Much for hanging with us? Perkins. On Monday. Joy Weekend..
"rockets" Discussed on First Take
"That's right. The rockets in a good spot taking that to lead against thunder last night with a dominant one eleven to ninety eight point one hardened ten, twenty, one points that would be his fewest in a Houston playoff games two, thousand, eighteen against the warriors. But no issue there are seven total rockets reached double figures last night meanwhile, no Westbrook, also, no problem Westbrook was out against his former team with the right watch straight game three is tomorrow. Stephen a after seeing what you witnessed last night from the rockets rockets are you more confident in their potential to contend in the West? I am more confident and I'll tell you something first of all. I'm shocked at what I'm seeing from them. Defensively, I gotta give props elston Turner. We can't ignore the job that he's doing because we know that's not my Dan Tony but secondly, almost faint yesterday the Great Chris Paul. One of the best pure point guards, this game has ever seen. Forget to fourteen points. Max Kellerman. In thirty, six minutes of play. Does Dude to assist. To. Chris Paul. I don't know if I've ever seen anger to happen against I don't know about. Thirty six minutes of play. To assist I was faded when I saw that number because that's just who he is and I know that's not gonNA. Happen again and I know he's GonNa, turn it off because even he admitted he has to do more we get all of that but what I'm really pleasantly surprised about first of all James Harden his averaging ten assists in this series secondly. And more importantly James. Harden to not have a single turnover. Now, one single turnover last night in thirty five minutes. So we gotta watch what we're witnessing right now not a single turnover on his part. He only took sixteen shots. He's sharing and distributing the basketball. He's basically being that point guard that he was as a backup in Oklahoma City whenever he was. Spelling for Russell Westbrook years ago. These are the things that we see from James Harden former league MVP, is just reminding us that not only Kenny do whatever it takes. He's willing to do whatever it takes and in the process they're buying westbrook time to get healthy because of Houston and I've already won these games it's not like they had to travel to. Oklahoma. City or anything like that. No I'm literally playing in the same arena right there in a bubble in Orlando. If I'm Houston, I rest Russell Westbrook as long as possible. Potentially this entire series because I was a demise it, they could win the series without Russell Westbrook Max. I look wrong right now 'cause they giving it to okay. See they're giving it to. The rockets can win the series and I think they will against o'casey. Okay. They're good team. But when you look at the rocket Stephen Eight, even take westbrook out. Right they have unsung hero type guys on that team who can get things done like house who scored a bunch last night who can shoot the three? Who can defend who who's athletic? And by the way got locked up to a deal, I'm forgetting the exact numbers but I remember he got signed and it was like boy, he got a big contract remember thinking at the time like that not no, he's better than that money he's a player. Covington not shooting it well, this year like it goes on, they shoot a lot of threes a lot of them do it. Well, they are much better defensive team given credit for of course, they're only to go as far as James Harden takes them, and as I've been saying every year in the playoffs, I've been his most vocal critic I would say Stephen I, think you'd agree. In terms of his choking in the playoffs doesn't give me any pleasure to say it. But I believe that's what's happened in his biggest moments. But every year he gives a little more evidence that he's going to turn that around it started with him concentrating on the defensive end more at least that's something he could control if he gets the jitters whatever it is with the game on the line. You can control the effort you put in defense he put much better effort in, and also like a smarter defensive player, he clearly put in the work there, and then he had more good games and fewer bad ones in the playoffs still not as normal self when you need it most, which is an MVP caliber player but at least an all star and this year so far is he's been an MVP in the playoffs he's played at regular James Harden. MVP level I'm very encouraged by what I see and I think harden even with a compromised Westbrook with this supporting cast and the kind of philosophy they have only the high percentage shots only the shots pay out don't don't make any place. Any bad bets only placed bets their lives still there live in every round harden can play like this with this supporting cast. In this philosophy, they are live in every round and I favor them obviously to to win this. Series the other thing that I think is interesting in all of this Max is that we have to keep eyes on Russell Westbrook, in this regard, Russell Westbrook is pushed the pace. He has created open shots for other people but I and we know how much of a superstar talent he is but we also know his Achilles heel point shooting which twenty, five percent we know that we don't anticipate the he's GonNa be launching too many threes he'll leave that to. Other people and Houston has given him an even better excuse to do that moving forward because what they've done in these first two games with all the people particularly Steph Green, stepping up every Gordon being back stepping up and drilling shots. The reality of the situation is there's even more of an excuse to share the basketball and to distribute to other people and is even more of a reason for James Harden to do the same the interesting part about what what? Russell westbrook coming back whenever that happens is. Is he going to take away from that rhythm that they've developed I don't think he will, but it is something watch. By the way Stephen added even mention PJ Tucker Gordon. They got guys who can play Austin rivers is a guy who at one point was like a top high school. He's going to be a great NBA play a good plan. He was so bad to start his career that it was like Doc rivers nepotism was keeping them in the league. Even I remember thinking that like Boy Austin I didn't feel that way and he's lucky that doc is the GM and the coach but I'll tell you this. He is also put in the work every year he gets better and he has a flair for the dramatic i. mean the rockets are live he could play and he can defend. And that was dame Lillard last night or for leaving the game in the third quarter of the blazers blowout loss to the lake show Lillard dislocating his left index finger while reaching on defense during a drive to the basket. By Anthony Davis Dame's coach said, we'll see about game number three and Lillard finished with eighteen points Portland in L. A. will face off against again tomorrow now Kendrick Perkins back here for this discussion. Guys. We saw how frustrated Damian Lillard was last night throwing his towel at the wall and he was leaving the court to go get his finger looked out. We saw it looked like he was about to cry while sitting on the bench Stephen How concerned are you about day moving forward? I'm a little concerned not greatly concerned because I think he's a warrior and I think he'll find a way to work around it obviously when you. Hurt your your non shooting hand This still an issue of catching in balancing you gotTa make sure you do that. You know you catch the ball that's going to hurt. You're doing that were both hands in most situations and obviously when you're launching your shots using your non shooting hand, the balance hold the ball. So obviously, it can be affected to some degree not to mention the fact that because he's a guard your point. He's usually dribbling a basketball and when you're going up against defenders, you have to be protective of that as well. So that in and of itself was problematic when you take into account but this is clearly not Memphis. It's not the Brooklyn that anybody like that. You Got Anthony Davis waiting in that post area you got an eraser at Rim that's looking to block shots at every turn. That's GONNA. To dissuade you from driving to the basket, which means that you're going to primarily rely upon your your perimeter shooting ability in order to make things happen and like KP said earlier what can take this call will pope Danny Green, and those boys trying to lock in zero in on him because the belief is if you neutralize.
"rockets" Discussed on The Jump
"Booker. He threw down this poster slam on Pastel Siaka. Means Mrs tee up for you man, how many meaningful buckets do you think? The Suns we'll have in in these playing games. So you're saying there's a chance Booker GonNa, ball out I think book is going to be tremendous, but the size meaningful. Is, but this is a perfect situation for booker because the says don't have any fans anyway. All right. Miss. Traveling. How about Stephen Adams grabbing this loose ball, somehow getting to his feet and then finishes with the Euro Step Layup. Blaming this, no call or Carmelo's lack of interest in the play for this result come on. Now. That was that was nice. Euro. Stephen Adams. Got That in his game. He's done that multiple occasions that I've seen mellow wasn't ready to see that coming come home Elo. Can You? Can you be on the ground, stand up starts. She may have that in his game, but he doesn't have dribbling from his backside in his game. That was pretty damn impressive if you asked me. Make hang timed. In the Grizzlies final scrimmage yesterday. Man John. Moran was going hard. He threw down to impressive alley. oops. Tall does just feel like he's got something to prove in these upcoming Games. Absolutely all this chitter chatter about Zaire. Maybe getting rookie of the year. He's putting that to rest. This is the rookie of the year and you could argue he could have been an all stars this year. Zion's not winning rookie of the John have to worry about that. But I'll I'll find the light. The Grizzlies were so focused on this scrimmage, and it's not even real game this scrimmage as revenge. Rongerik with all congratulations. All right. Let's move onto another team that's fighting for the eight spot in the West. That's the court lind trailblazers. As. You know we will be catching up on on their previous jury to the bubble with another installment of our previously on. This. Hard. Like waking up every morning, not knowing what to expect. I know what to do want to give up hope Anthony with all the things. The rockets once said, they wanted him to be active All. Put James on them. I mean, that's all right. I, think this is everything they needed someone that can give them twenty point games. That often. End, up. It was plugged up. It needed a especially. Characterize where you guys stand now. Worsen Conference finals, we had high expectations, I feel like we in the middle of test, there's learn. They're going to have to move the three point line. So yeah, Russ Russ is seen enough of these. Damian Lillard. that. This is his best season. Sixty, one points in the overtime victory. He's delivered in a heck of a performance something that'll be remembered forever, and that's the thing about it. Doesn't care about the standings. He chases greatness. No matter. The circumstance he doesn't quit never thinks he's out of a game. Never thinks he's out of the season. If this team is healthy, they are scary team. Eight see I. Think we just in the middle of test of? thinking, it was going to be one way and it's been a total opposite, and you know we just continue on their fighter. ESPN's BP. I only gives the blazers twenty, six percent chance of making it to the play tournament. They finally got a healthy Yousef Merkich Zach, Collins. Looked like a dangerous team in the West. Mean do you expect the Blazers to overcome their playoff odds and make it? Yeah I. Mean The great thing. They don't have to be the eighth seed. They just have to trigger the plane and I think they'll absolutely do that. Here's the thing would be PR gives you those numbers that's not with use of Norwich in the lineup. That's not with that Collins in the lineup. That's not Carmelo Anthony rested slimmer and with the full training camp pretty much to go through the whole playbook, it doesn't factor those things and it's just battering of what they. They did this season. So we're GONNA see a completely different blazers team and to me when it comes to these moments where you need every possession matter, every possession account young teams tend to blow it. Veteran teams tend to get it right. This isn't a veteran team competing at Sacramento. New. Orleans and Memphis. All very young teams and finally Damian Lillard is the best player out of any of those fourteen I'm going with the blazers facing the Lakers in the first round. I, don't think. So I mean, this is the thing you're. You're in a situation unlike any other situation before year the Blazers, they have their their injuries taken care of, but they're not playing at home and big about this. We're looking like kind of like a pickup game set into where I think the advantage is going to be to the Memphis Grizzlies, young legs. Legs. They have nothing to lose. You gotTA understand. There's going to be so much more pressure on the blazers to try to get a the memphis trying to lose the eighth because they've already over exceeded expectations. No matter what happens. But I I think the mountain is too hard for them to climb. Three goes behind. MEMPHIS. I, think there's no chance they make it. So, I would pay attention very closely on Friday watch the jump from three to four eastern, and then at four eastern find that Blazers Grizzlies game, which is one of the most games of the first week in the NBA restart. If the Blazers win that game especially with Dame Lillard a little hobbled by a foot issue, I think it catapults step. If they lose, it catapults the grizzlies that to me is the thing that I'm looking for this week again. Friday. Afternoon four o'clock strange time for big game, but it is a big game. Now we move onto some news from this morning. The Mavericks issued a seven, hundred, sixty, nine words statement. To, to rebuke a sports illustrated story that reported a sexual assault allegation against Mavericks Director, of Player, Personnel Tony Ron Zony labeling the story as a once as one sided and. Quote, sensational form of journalism with multiple inaccuracies, mixed characterizations and omissions. SL. Reported that a woman accused runs zony of forcing himself on her in his Las Vegas Hotel. Room. During the NBA's annual summer league last July the Mavericks then conducted an internal investigation which has been closed. In their statement. The Mavericks said quote. S. I knows that this case was brought to the mavs with the request for money and merchandise. However, the mavs conducted a thorough investigation into peters contained in the original email including allegations of sexual assault. The formal investigation is currently closed, pending, further, credible evidence emerging and zero tolerance policy remains. Now a report in two thousand, Eighteen by sports illustrated that detailed a culture of harassment and abuse within the Mavericks Business Operations led to the hiring of their. CEO Cynthia Marshall and owner Mark Cuban's donation of ten million dollars to women's organisations were also prompted the NBA to issue new requirements that include reporting instances of significant allegations of misconduct to the League. We will continue to monitor this story..
"rockets" Discussed on The Jump
"Nineteen zero have returned back. Confirmed positive tests does this mean the NBA needs to bring back the bubble for next season? We'll discuss that later but I. James Harden put on a show when the rockets final scrimmage before the resumption of the regular season hardened seven threes in the first half and finished with thirty five points, eight rebounds, and six assists in just twenty nine minutes of action last night, but it wasn't all roses for the rockets. Erik, Gordon landed awkwardly on his left foot with over a minute. Remaining in the second quarter. Might Dantonio that x rays were negative on that injured left. Ankle. Roads reports. Gordon could miss a one to two weeks. Paul. Do you consider the rockets to be the biggest threat to the Lakers or clippers coming out of the West? Yeah. Absolutely. I think they're the only threat for one. There's not a back court that's going to be better than James. Hardie Russell Westbrook, you're talking about two former MVP's You can make the argument that James could be MVP this year I. Mean they got a top five player, a top ten player, those other ingredients you need to be in the finals. If you look every year if features one of those two players, so they're the only threats are west to the clippers and Lakers. Yeah I mean, if we want to talk about other threats to the clippers and Lakers I, think realistically there aren't. But if there is one to me, it's the Denver. Nuggets. Team would the requisite amount of depth with with an MVP candidate and as disciplined on both sides of the ball? I think the problem with Houston to me is they got a lot of talent, but it just kind of really pick up game talent run up and down the Fort Talent, and when it comes the playoffs where teams are game planning where they're sitting around trying to exploit your weaknesses and take away from your strength, I just don't think the rockets have the personnel or the depth to battle that comes beating team like the clippers or the Lakers I'd like to just point out you refer to to NBA, MVP. As pickup game talent there Mr Alhassan. will say like. The style of play, not the not the talk, Gotcha Gotcha tweaking. But I think the rockets. The big thing is, can they hold up? We already have an injury. They don't have the depth that some of the other teams do you mentioned the nuggets although they were down to eight guys when the bubble started? And I definitely think those guys have the swagger because to beat the clippers or Lakers, you've got to have swagger, they're going to have it. They don't have to play any of the Games in Los Angeles. So the homecourt advantage would be neutralized a little, but I think it would be amazing if the rockets could somehow get up to the number four seed. Through these seating games and set up that second round possible matchup against the Lakers I think that'll be great theater. We see Russ and hard, and although supporting guys stay healthy to make it happen I. Just don't know a mean if that's if they got enough in the tank, do that we're going to see. Brian. Tell you right now, if they see the thunder in the first round, they won't even get to the second round. It won't be a conversation about Lakers clippers on. The first round. No. No Way. No. I'm calling my shot right now. They'RE GOING TO UPSET DENVER, they're gonNA. See the clippers in the second round. You see it watch. What well, I wanna say I think the thunder are a very dangerous team. I don't know if I'd pick them against the rockets but watch the thunder over these next eight games. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA. See how they're continuity might show up. Hey, coming up. Should we expect the blazers to overcome the steep odds and earned the final playoff spot west stick around to find out but I? Only one day. That's right. One day away from the resumption of the NBA's regular season, we've been counting down the days by running back the top plays of this season. So far I know you've wanted to know here's number one courtesy of Demar Rosen. Tried to contest that shot from behind to. Swipe. Talk. Land..
"rockets" Discussed on Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
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"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 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 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 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 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 Izzy and Spain
"Go to the rim get a couple of easy buckets in and reset yourself but the issue for the rockets is that this is always been how they reset themselves this year you hit open threes and it wasn't for a lack of looks they were all right there the issue to me is when you watch what happened to houston last night and there are certainly a lot of rockets fans out there that are sitting there in there going over that game and they're saying oh man if paul was just playing they would've won they either would've won game six so that would have won game seven i go the opposite direction because i always thought that golden state was gonna win the series even after they lost engaged five there but if you're a rockets fan forget the system for a second do you feel like they just blew their best chance that they're gonna have because with where they're at salary cap wise you gotta figure out what you're doing with clint cappella you know i i saw stephen as saying that they should go after lebron this summer what do you do to assure your your yourself a better chance than what you had last night and i don't know if there is one especially when you look back at chris paul's career the last couple of years he's always out for a chunk of games and this came at really bad time for him but he's getting older and he gets hurt and this is what happens and i think the getting older part is is the part that's decks because you look at some other teams the sixers the celtics that are that are newly appointed as as playoff competitions as contenders and you say they're only going to get better in theory right they're gonna get injured people back or they're going to get more experience for young guys in this case your team is predicated on older guys who have experienced ready who need to stay healthy and at at the very best estimate i guess would improve upon understanding the system and their play together i mean i guess the only knock on the rockets you could say is that they made it this far playing with this particular.
"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 The Hoop Collective
"Luke maye biannic may and he's a patty is leaking all of my got things is blurred as the am in may it's banned mcmahon fell the style of sell his look sort occurred this dam new buttons confused mira got people talk and then they got a lot going on here but i am going to focus mcmahon we got a big game tonight some would say a finals preview between the raptors and the rockets is this the finals preview to mcveigh i'm not ready to go there because i'm not that against the braun in eastern conference finals nor my betting against the warriors but a muslim knock him a completely rule out the possibility it's definitely the two teams playing the best basketball right now i think obviously embassies talking about the rockets winning streak sacked the rot the wrappers of one thirteen or fourteen kinda is flown under the radar here so i'm in there and there's a lot of talk in appear about an hour and respect outside of canada so the certainly this is an opportunity for the raptors villages that they but that that's of that they've been saying for years that just that's but they haven't been first place very many years twenty seven twenty seven of five at home and that is even better than the rockets were 25 and six at home so this is a great opportunity tonight if they want you don't forget about respect to just a pre approved to themselves they break this rockets streak i've been i have to assume that the place will be crazy tonight day do they do get a great crowds.
"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.