35 Burst results for "Rudy Gobert"
"rudy gobert" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"So the big reason, if you're think of Minnesota Memphis, is if there's an Edwards thing going on here that would be like kind of generational wouldn't just be like, oh man, remember that one. This would be something different would be going on. There's a chance that this guy is truly special. You go. Yeah, that's kind of what, wait, what if he really is this guy? Because he had this weird lull towards the end of the regular season, which I still, I'm just going to admit it. There are times where I feel like the D'angelo Russell combo with him, although this has been a better version of D'angelo Russell. Like my thing with the angel of Russell is this. He does the hard things well, and he does the really easy things poorly. And so it can still fuck you when he's going great scoring and dishing and his skill, but then it's like, why can't you do these other little things are a lot easier that can lead to losses. So I've always felt like even though I want a couple scoring options from the wing, I wondered if that ever got in the way of Anthony Edwards and when Edwards is like, all right, you know what? I just think I'm gonna take over here for a little while and then he started doing it again at the end of the regular season and then what he did in game one. This is not sort of more getting absurd here. But could we be on the cusp of all right, I don't even want to say this out loud because I feel like it's stupid. But my favorite example of like, oh, okay, so this is real. It's when LeBron got to that awful calves team to the NBA Finals. They beat Detroit that gets swept by the spurs. That team was not good. I always joked that the LeBron deserves a half a ring for that one. And then it's like, all right, well this is now it took the rest of it took a little bit longer than we thought. And I'm not saying Edwards now is going to carry the Timberwolves of the NBA Finals, but if this is as real as you and I think it could potentially be, then maybe this is what it's going to be. He's that special that I'd at least allow myself to have this thought where other 7 seeds. I'd be like, ah, whatever. You got the first one in Memphis is too good. They're going to figure this out. It turns 21 on August 5th. That's right, same birthday. It's.
"rudy gobert" Discussed on The NBA Show
"The lamprey joined by a very special guest today. My friend of the deseret news Saratoga was going on Sarah. I might just gearing up for the trade deadline. I love you. You know, I love having my friends up here to dish all the teams that they cover that they move close to because again, it's hard for us who are not with the team every day to be as close to what's going on as you are. And obviously I think I feel like you one of the most plugged in people with Utah, that being said, it's the kind of crazy time for the jazz right now. Injuries, of course, have decimated them, but they're something like three and 11 in their last 14 games. That messed up. Yeah, but before they won the last two, they went four and 12 through all of January. It was a bad month for them, man. NBA Finals teeth with NBA Finals aspirations don't generally go forward for tea or Ford 1280 particular stretch, so obviously a bad sign. I wanted to talk about them today because I have a hard time quitting the jazz after they let me down last playoffs. I still was like, they got all the stuff to make a run this year. I talked to Donovan Mitchell before the season started. He literally said Conference Finals or busts. This season is a failure. If the jazz don't go to the Conference Finals, but they sort of hit this rough patch. What would you mainly attribute this to besides obviously the COVID and injuries? Yeah, the COVID and the injuries are a big part of it, but I think that through the stretch when they were dealing with COVID and injuries. And right now they're just barely starting to come out of it. What was highlighted was their biggest weaknesses, because like as guys start going down, the things that you have problems with before are just going to shine even brighter. And so perimeter defense has been a problem for the jazz for as long as we can probably remember. All of the playoff appearances that they have had under quin Snyder perimeter defense has been a problem. It's been the rockets, the warriors, Denver, the clippers, and all of it has been because they haven't been versatile. And because they haven't been able to handle the point of attack. And that is still a problem for the jazz. And so I think that when you think about the problems, it's like, will they be able to handle that in the playoffs once again? And then also what we see is they can not play if they don't have rigobert. And they can not play if they don't have Donovan Mitchell. And the same could be said about most teams if you take their two best players to all stars away. But they don't have the depth of Phoenix Suns who can plug in a guy if maybe a guy's down with injury. They don't have that. You know, quit Snyder for as great and successful as he's been in Utah. He has one of the lowest profiles in the league for a coach. Like you just don't hear from the guy. So I wonder what's the sense of how he feels about how things are going. Yeah, definitely. That's a low profile. It has a little profile in Utah. The guy is private as hell. He does not, you're not going to see a feature written about coin Saturn, his family. That's not happening. I think that you can tell when Quinn is frustrated because like postgames, he is his hands shake a little bit more. He takes off his glasses and puts them on like repeatedly when he's extra frustrated. Like he doesn't know exactly what to do with his hands or glasses. And he's been doing that a lot lately. I mean, he just came out of COVID protocol today. And so he's been gone for a week, but before that, there were times during the stretch where he's like, listen, it doesn't matter who we've got on the court. We have to defend. That has to happen and the fact that guys aren't focused. And they're not defending as a problem. And so he gets most frustrated on non effort plays. He could care less if the guys shoot the ball and it goes in, honestly. But he gets really pissed off when guys aren't putting in effort on the other end. Well, they were third in defensive efficiency last year, and I think right now last I checked there about 14 mid table. That's just not going to get it done as much as they've, you know, they've traditionally they've been a defensive first team. That's what they're calling card was for the last three, four years. Then last year, they became this sort of juggernaut on offense and I feel like a lot of times when that happens with teams and players, they start to lead into offense because shooting making threes dunks and all of that. That's what gets you on SportsCenter. That's what gets you FaceTime. Executing perfectly Chris rotations generally doesn't. And it feels like they've shot away from that identity. Yeah, it feels like I think that Mike Conley has been one of the guys the last few weeks that has been a proponent of getting back to what that feeling was last season because yeah, it feels obviously it feels good when you're hitting daggers and dudes faces, you know, and you guys are hitting 20, 23, threes a night, right? That stuff feels good. But, you know, the last couple of weeks you hear Mike Conley, he's 34 years old. He's diving on the floor for loose balls and he's like running into screens and stuff. And he's like, right now we need to be excited about a good screen. Right now we need to be excited about an offensive rebound. Those are the plays that we need to be excited about. Because the other stuff, even early in the season before they hit that rough patch in January, the jazz just didn't feel good or exciting. There was just something that felt a little off. And I think that maybe they needed to kind of get smacked in the face a little bit so they can get back to exactly what you were saying, they had last season. You know, I feel like if this team wasn't in Utah, they would be a lot more chatter around the situation, right? And we're gonna get into Rudy and Donovan in a minute. We'll get spicy in a minute. But I want to talk about the Danny age of it all because this is his first year in charge. Obviously, he's really close friends with the owner and all indications are that he's got a lot of sway and influence in decision making. And he hasn't put his imprint on the team yet. So I feel like guys have to be feeling that part of it with new management and sort of not knowing where they stand with the new group..
"rudy gobert" Discussed on The NBA Show
"In West Virginia. I would be real. Young players do not like them small small town cities because they want a party. They want to do all this stuff. They want to kick it. They want to chill. They want to just have all the cliche that in the endorsements and all these things, but they want to have everything that comes with the big city at a young age because of what they think of big city provides for them. Mid market team came through. And I was talking to a player there. And he was talking like, man, I hate this such a subcity. There ain't nothing to do. And just in the Nick of time, OG, former player comes and it's like, I couldn't have scripted the city better, Raja. And the OG is like, yo, man. You're probably in a better situation in a young and a mid market city to do what you want to do than if you were in a New York or LA or all these places. And he was like, I'm going to show you, I'm going to show you the game. I'm going to show you what it is, right? But I say all that to say to bring it all the way back to Donovan. We see all these things with Donovan Mitchell. Because of the CAA ties with the New York Knicks. And he's from the New York area. That's why there's always just speculation and things like that. You see that, right? You see the allure of some of the Knicks always have a lore. The badass the Square Garden always has an allure. No matter how good or bad they are. I remember a couple weeks ago when Dan Lillard was in town irv Gotti was like, yo man, I need you to come to the Knicks. I need you to come here. Yeah. Right? There's that allure all the time. I just see when you talk about Donovan Mitchell, man. And I hope that this isn't the case. And I hope that this doesn't. I think that if you build it right, if Utah is as good as an organization as we all think they are just in the front office and things like that, it can work out to stay and keep going. My question to you is, how does a narrative start from a player perspective from us? When you see it from the inside looking out, where it's like, oh man, you like to tweet. And how do we exacerbate a situation that doesn't even necessarily need to be exacerbated? Because I do think that that's kind of what's happening between him and Rudy Gobert. Well, I mean, you exacerbated by writing a dumb shit. Okay. That was to me. That's how you exacerbate it, right? If I'm joy angles, and I have to sit up there, I don't know that Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are liking or subliminally sending jabs. That's not my business. I don't know that until you at until you ask the stupid question and here I go. And now I leave the press conference and I'm minding my own doing what I do talking to family, hey, you're good to see y'all gotta catch this hop on a bus, we got a flight to catch. You know, I'm out and then I'm sitting down and you know chilling back into scene. I'm like, what the fuck was he talking about? Let me dig into this shit a little bit. Let me start asking some questions, right? And now we gotta now we got a snowball effect started. And families, I mean, teams are families, or as close to families as you're going to get. And I've been on teams where the culture was love, love, love, and everybody got along and it rolled smoothly. And we didn't play well. And I'd been on teams where it was more of a business relationship where there was a respect level, but maybe we didn't break bread all the time and maybe we weren't at each other's holiday parties and stuff like that. And we kicked ass. You know what I mean? So they're different families and they're different types of locker rooms and they're different types of relations, even within those. And so I don't read a lot into whether or not guys, but whether or not guys are always looking like they're besties. We're together or you are together all of the time. I mean, you're spending plan rides and bus rides and I hear your conversations because I'm sitting in the seat right behind you and you hear mine and I know what's going on here and you know and you know sometimes that shit just gets to be a lot and people need to be able to go through their little thing and keep it moving. I don't know, you know, all that's going on there between Rudy and Donovan. And so if I were their teammate, I wouldn't want to be answering questions about it. I don't know. I can't speak for how a locker room is was when you were a player and I would love to get your perspective after I share this, but man, these dudes are on their phone so much now, man. I'm assuming it's like the equivalent to the newspaper when you guys are when you were playing, right? They're in their phones so much about what's going on. But the thing is that you guys have it. I've talked to a lot of players about former players about this. You guys could at least turn the shit off, right? You can like, you could put down a newspaper and be like, I'm gonna go, I'm not gonna read this bullshit, right? Yeah. They read them, they do, they do these things, and they look on social media and they see what other people are saying about them. You're alone in Utah as Donovan Mitchell, and you're just looking at yourself and you're like, you see a tweet that says, Rudy Gobert is annoying. And he's like, you know what? Sometimes we're gonna do a bear Caribbean. Annoying, right? And then you keep thinking about these all the time, they're Rudy Gobert was adoring, right? And then that builds up something, I'm just this is an example. I don't really like obviously I'm just going on without like I ain't Tony Jones in the streets in Salt Lake City. I don't know all the things. But what I'm saying is in this generation, we know way too much about these motherfucking players and they know way they can their way to accessible to slander and all these things in a way that I don't think is really healthy for teams. That's why I think we see so many people that are trying to go get that instant gratification. They're trying to make that new look at try to get all these things going. So I can see, you know, somebody saw Lake with nothing to do, even though they could go hike it and there's a lot of stuff to do, do some outdoorsy stuff, get up out the house, but to keep your phone at home, but they don't do that because they're young and they want to kick it in New York or something like that..
Gobert has double-double, Jazz beat Nuggets 125-102
"Rudy Rudy Gobert Gobert returned returned from from a a five five game game absence absence and and led led Utah Utah one one twenty twenty five five one one oh oh two two victory victory over over the the nuggets nuggets go go bear bear was was out out because because of of health health and and safety safety protocols protocols but but made made a a big big difference difference once once he he was was back back on on the the floor floor with with eighteen eighteen points points and and nineteen nineteen rebounds rebounds Donovan Donovan Mitchell Mitchell was was game game high high with with thirty thirty one one points points as as the the jazz jazz ended ended a a four four game game losing losing streak streak Utah Utah scored scored the the first first eleven eleven points points of of the the fourth fourth quarter quarter for for a a one one oh oh two two eighty eighty eight eight lead lead and and the the rest rest was was easy easy the the nugget nugget defeat defeat came came despite despite Nicole Nicole yoga yoga just just ninth ninth triple triple double double of of the the season season Bruce Bruce Morton Morton Denver Denver
Cavs rout short-handed Jazz to improve to 3-1 on 6-game trip
"Twenty twenty one one unanswered unanswered third third quarter quarter points points lifted lifted Cleveland Cleveland past past slumping slumping Utah Utah one one eleven eleven to to ninety ninety one one Lamar Lamar Stevens Stevens finished finished with with a a game game high high twenty twenty three three points points fifteen fifteen of of them them in in that that big big third third quarter quarter not not just just you you know know feel feel really really confident confident you you know know just just you you know know ride ride that that confidence confidence and and allow allow my my game game is is just just gonna gonna take take me me take take me me to to the the fifteen fifteen points points the the cavs cavs busted busted open open a a close close game game with with their their big big run run good good for for an an eighty eighty three three fifty fifty eight eight cushion cushion with with three three forty forty one one left left in in the the third third the the victory victory gives gives Cleveland Cleveland a a three three and and one one record record on on its its western western trip trip well well the the jazz jazz without without center center Rudy Rudy Gobert Gobert because because of of health health and and safety safety protocols protocols have have lost lost four four in in a a row row I'm I'm Bruce Bruce Morton Morton
Mitchell, Gobert lead Jazz over 76ers for 6th straight win
"The the jazz jazz made made it it six six in in a a row row as as they they put put the the ball ball one one eighteen eighteen ninety ninety six six win win over over the the seventy seventy Sixers Sixers you you taught taught to to control control the the second second quarter quarter with with a a fifteen fifteen six six run run keyed keyed by by a a pair pair of of threes threes by by Donovan Donovan Mitchell Mitchell they they push push away away the the thirteen thirteen in in the the third third then then use use a a nine nine nothing nothing run run taken taken a a twenty twenty point point lead lead in in the the fourth fourth majority majority game game high high twenty twenty two two points points Rudy Rudy Gobert Gobert added added seventeen seventeen there there were were two two of of the the eight eight U. U. tall tall players players who who scored scored in in double double figures figures the the way way we we play play that that would would move move the the bodies bodies is is unique unique and and that that the the number number of of weapons weapons that that we we have have on on the the other other team team is is unique unique Joel Joel Embiid Embiid had had nineteen nineteen for for the the Sixers Sixers Michael Michael Luongo Luongo Philadelphia Philadelphia
Bogdanovic scores 27 to lead Jazz to 120-85 rout of 76ers
"The Utah Jazz route of the Philadelphia seventy six is one twenty two eighty five the jazz led by only two after the first quarter but then outscored Philly sixty seven thirty eight over the next two quarters to run away with it Utah's defense was the difference holding the Sixers just nineteen points in each of the final three quarters anchored by Rudy Gobert or grab seventeen rebounds and blocked four shots going on bug down which led the jazz with twenty seven points the Sixers about lost five straight games all sins Jo Ellen beat one on the covert list I'm John Merriam
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The bucks close out the Nets hawks close out the 70 Sixers, the jazz flameout sons beat the Clippers in Game one without Chris, Paul and quite plundered wasn't there for the Clippers? Um, tonight? No NBA. Back to the Jazz. You know, I've railed on first team second team, third team All NBA where you have to have two guards and two forwards in the center. Okay. How many Good centers are there Three. Joker and Bead Rudy Gobert. Right? Therefore, Rudy Gobert are is considered one of the top 15 players in the NBA. But he's not. The Clippers exposed Rudy go there. So when we talk about great defenders You know, but that guy is the defensive player of the year. Okay, He's a rim protector. But as far as like, you can't be the best defensive player one of the top defensive players and then be a liability on defense. And that's where the Clippers Terence Man, for God's sakes. Terence Man. Lit up Rudy Gobert and fight would have said, Hey, here's a headline. You're probably not going to believe Terrence Mann lighting up Rudy Gobert. And he did. Pick and roll. That's why you know, in today's NBA where you go. Is there any room for a big man? If you can't handle pick and roll, then no, like you become a liability. So I don't want to hear. Oh, you know, Rudy Gobert defensive player. If you get four blocks or three blocks in a gang and you average that that doesn't mean you're the defensive player of the year. Because he got exposed. This is all about perimeter defense. Your defensive player of the year should be somebody who can play on the perimeter because that's where games are won and lost. Not. Hey, I'm a rim protector. It's nice to have that. But in the post season he got exposed. And I know the jazz weren't completely healthy. Donovan Mitchell, you should still win. You got to win that game. There's no excuse for that. You don't even have quite Leonard in there. And I I do want to say this. This is not going to be said by many people. But Tyler, who has done a wonderful job. With the Clippers. He really has He makes adjustments. I thought that he was unfairly maligned after LeBron had won the title, and then they eventually got rid of him, and then he couldn't get a job. I think he's a really good coach. And I think he's made adjustment. Just the fact you don't have co why? I know the sons didn't have Chris Paul, but you're in Phoenix and you're still in the game late in the game. And I don't know if they win this series. But I will say, I think there will be far more competitive because of Tyler, who there. And they had an opportunity and I don't know if Kawai is going to play Probably not going to play in Game two, and then we'll see when the series goes back to Los Angeles. Jon Rahm won the US Open at Torrey Pines. We'll talk about that. Your phone calls are welcome. Best and worst of the weekend. What you saw that you liked you didn't like 8773. DP SHOW email address. Dp Dan patrick dot com Twitter handle At DP Show.
Mitchell Scores 30, Jazz Beat Memphis 120-113 to Go Up 3-1
"The Utah Jazz grabbed a three games to one lead in their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies with a one twenty one thirteen victory Donovan Mitchell led the jazz with thirty points as Utah's round with three straight wins after dropping game one of the series at home I think the biggest thing is we didn't come into our room right we cannot have you for the women leaders to come knocking like you got a job at the it's not finished yet that's the message we know this message Jordan Clarkson added twenty four points for the jazz or Rudy Gobert scored thirteen of his seventeen points in the third quarter or Utah scored forty one points to grab a thirteen point lead jamarat Cup the Grizzlies with twenty three points and twelve assists the jets can close out this best of seven series in Utah on Wednesday I'm Jim Bernard
NBA-Leading Jazz Beat Rockets 124-116 for 50th Victory
"The Utah Jazz picked up win number fifty on the season with a one twenty four one sixteen victory over the Houston Rockets George nearing tied a career high with twenty four points on nine of twelve shooting from the field including six rate from three point range at the jazz stretched the lead for the conference top seed to a game and a half over the Phoenix Suns it's the end of the year and but I think at the end of the day we we have an end goal in mind and that's obviously to be number one not at the end of the season and at the end of the playoffs and that's our goal Jordan Clarkson added twenty one points for Utah or Rudy Gobert had a double double with fourteen rebounds and thirteen points Kenyon Martin junior and curry Thomas topped the rockets in scoring with twenty seven points apiece I'm Jim Bernard
Timberwolves Rally to Beat Jazz in Utah for 2nd Time
"The Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the team with the best record in the NBA with a one on one ninety six win over the Utah Jazz the temple's enter the contest twenty eight games below five hundred but rallied from a seventeen point first quarter deficit and held the jazz under one hundred points for the first time since January Karl Anthony towns led Minnesota with twenty four points and twelve rebounds well Anthony Edwards and Angela Russell each scored twenty three points apiece boy bye Donna which topped the jazz with thirty points and Rudy Gobert are pulled down seventeen rebounds I'm Jim Bernard
NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96
"The Utah Jazz rallied from a big early deficit to post a one oh six ninety six win over the Oklahoma City thunder Rudy Gobert had fourteen rebounds thirteen points plus seven blocked shots as the jetro by seventeen points in the first quarter but stormed back to lead by as many as twenty five in the fourth volume by Donna which led the jazz in scoring with twenty three points while Donovan Mitchell added twenty two George Liang had eighteen points and ten rebounds and Mike Conley passed out fourteen assists against Dordt scored a career high forty two points for the thunder who dropped their seventh straight game I'm Jim Bernard
Will Le Bron Win the Best Defensive Player of 2021?
"LeBron wants to be he could he could really be the best defender in the NBA some of the plays he made tonight when the chips started to fall against the Lakers things started going against GM and momentum started to swing it felt like LeBron picked up the defense and everybody else as they usually do followed his lead and he made some incredible place and that was I mean amazing, we we say it all the time but thirty years Years old. I have no idea how he's doing this. Yeah, and there's the one there was the one LeBron block that got called a goaltend was not a goaltender. I was horrible. Yes. But yeah, I think you know, it's weird to think of a thirty-six-year-old winning defensive player of the year, but he he's making a really solid case. I think he at the very least right now has to be top three. We're looking at Ben Simmons the you know, perennial have to throw in Rudy. Gobert his name cuz Rudy gobert exists. Yeah, and I feel like LeBrons right in there with those three.
Duke has a COVID-19 positive, is eliminated from ACC tournament
"Duke has been removed from the acc tournament because of a positive covid nineteen tests within the program. The blue devils were scheduled to play. Florida state on thursday night they were only four point underdogs so it was a winnable game in an opportunity to keep their ncaa tournament hopes alive. But now will not happen. Florida state advances duke goes home and given that duke remained significantly on the wrong side of the bubble. We now know that coach k. Will not be in the ncaa tournament for the first time since one thousand nine hundred ninety five dukes run of twenty four straight ncaa tournament. Appearances is over its unofficial for now but it will become official sunday. Dead-leg your thoughts. Well the timing is obviously wild right perish. It's march eleventh. Year ago march eleventh. When the rudy gobert stuff happened. You know by no means. Am i saying his repeating itself. It obviously isn't although it has been interesting to see how the reaction to this has caused a little bit of freak out. I want to remind people that this is duke. Is now the sixth team to have this happen to them. This is not the first time a team. This month has been knocked out of its conference tournament because of covid positive There have been others And so because it's too can because it's a it's a conference tournament and it's march eleventh. People are freaking out just a little bit given the given the air but a source confirmed to me that this was duke's first positive in its coaches and players periods since the pandemic began they had not had a positive the entire season. Preseason offseason anything I had a source told me it was a player who do not play against louisville with all this concern then drifts to well as louisville an potentially you know in some uncertainty to a small degree. But really that's not the expectation here Louisville which has quite an interesting bubble case. Oh by the way it's going to get in but that resumes week We'll see You know what happens there. But there's no reason to believe that louisville should be jeopardy from an eligibility standpoint because of what happened with duke
Rudy Gobert's Transformation Started In The D-League
"On sunday rudy. Gobert made his second straight appearance in an nba. All star game. Tom make it a second confederate and for years. Now the big man with the even bigger wingspan. There's been a dominant force within the nba. Tolbert defensive player of the year. There was a time when that was not the case. Time when rudy gobert future was very much in doubt. Today the fx christopher come ronnie takes us back to the time when go gobert was uncertain about where it was headed and explains how he climbed his way to the top. They knew that if he could fill out if he could continue to develop defensively and add various tidbits to his game. Offensively could potentially become a game changer in the league. That's their mind in rudy's mind. He always believed that he would took from wondering athletic. I'm under scotto. It's monday march eighth. And this is the league. It felt like something great emotion and ask past. I s not get this. This is here. you're gonna be the athlete. It stays with you so chris basketball fan today. Think of rudy gobert this absolute force you know a guy who dominates around the rim often makes other teams change their style of play when they face him. But you recently spoke with rudy and wrote about how that has not always been the case so take us back to the days when rudy gobert was not yet rudy. Gobert there. Yes so rudy. Gobert was drafted by the denver nuggets in two thousand thirteen and acquired by the jazz in a draft night. Trade played for show les the french league and his sizeable things into the twenty seventh overall. Pick and he came into the league as a relative unknown. What you'll bring to this team. I mean i i know. You're very long and and a defensive presence. What do you think you can. How can you help this team right away right away. Yeah can we. He had worked his way up the international level coming up in france he had to work himself onto the radar of even french national teams. He wasn't really all that known as a fifteen sixteen year old. How long have you been playing basketball nine years nine. So did you grow up playing soccer before he was on jazz team. That had several high draft picks on it. They had derrick favors. Ns canter to former high draft picks. Big men that played rudy's position. They had a veteran and andreas. Who was a veteran presence on that team as a big man and under that regime rudy kind of found himself as the odd man out but the jess drafted him and took him on as a project and he apparently was not the most stylish guy. What he i community league. yes so obviously. When you're twenty one year old seven foot one kit. That's tall and gangly. It's hard to find clothes that fit you. Great i was going to be on. Is doing right now if you see rudy these various nba awards where he's won the nba defensive player of the year. Two times now. He's showing up and looking very much like a stylistic parisian that he probably always wanted to be back in two thousand thirteen when he was still sort of odd man out on the jazz as you put it. He got sent down to the bakersfield jam of what was then the d. league. i from a life standpoint. What was it. Like for rudy gobert. End up so far off the beaten path and you know in one of the rougher parts of california yes so it's a culture shock for anybody. I think who wants to be a professional basketball player to have to go to a place like bakersfield. California bakersfield has kind of a rough and tumble streak about it. It isn't the most friendliest places. Well tonight we are taking an in depth look into black tar heroin and its presence here in kern county. Rudy's coach will void talked about it would be culture shock for anybody. Let alone a parisian arriving in bakersfield. Which is we're like community area where where are rena and everything was based. That is kind of like mess. Mess capital of the world. So i think he was not going to find a croissant sprint. Snow and anywhere around there. The coaches just told him to stay in his hotel room. And just relax tries to be honest. tells hotel for the most in when he wanted to go work out at the gym. the bakersfield complex. Had you know that all that stuff in their facility but it was very much like. It was almost like a private school in that. He went from work to the hotel room. And that's
Do NBA Players View Rudy Gobert As a Star-Level Player?
"Hey, I need a big man and go bears on the board and he goes with Sabonis. Might give you some insight that NBA players don't really view groovy go bare as a star level player. He's a very good player. But you know, every time he goes head to head with a dominant big man, he gets his lunch like and beat earlier this week and in the playoffs. Sometimes you could be played off the floor because nowadays in the N B a. You need to be able to switch everything when it comes down the money time and even as good as he is As a help. Defender, Um He's just not fleet of foot enough to pick up a guard on the perimeter, at least consistently. Then Donovan
'New Legacy,' New Lola: Why 'Space Jam' wanted to do better by one Tune
"On on the new space Jam Way Got lots more information on the new space camp film called Space Jam. A new Legacy film stars LeBron James playing himself who has a young son Dong, who wants to become a game developer. They get trapped in a digital world by a rogue A I. And it's upto LeBron Bugs Bunny and the rest of the tune squad to get them out of there against the evil goon squad. It has also been reported that Space Jam, too, will have a slew of N B A and W NBA stars including Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Clay Thompson and Shinobu McKay. He also got a first look at the re imagines, Lola Bunny, filmmaker Malcolm Lee told Entertainment Weekly about the re fresh quote. It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong capable female characters also said that this film is a better movie than space jam. All right, let's go. Better than the original space jam. That is a lofty goal. I believe it when I see it. LeBron James, though, is not even on the best team in the NBA right now. As of right now, that title goes to the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are 27 9 on the season. The next best teams in the league have 24 wins, so it was probably odd for them, at least when the two jazz players who are reserved for the NBA All Star game, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were picked dead last in the All Star draft by team captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James said it was because he never played as the Utah jazz and video games when he was younger. No shade. Though the Jazz is most recent game was a lost, however, to the Philadelphia 70. Sixers and things got heated on the court. Mitchell was injected with 30.5 seconds left in overtime. He smashed a cooler as he left the court. Both he and go bear had words for what they thought was bad officiating in that loss. They were then each fined for being critical of the rest. Mitchell $25,000 and go bare $20,000. All the drama. Remember when artist said today? Oh god. McKay was in Space Jam. She's also in this Ah, conversation with Rudy Gobert, as he reflects on the season and his legacy. First of all, we have a great group of guys. You know, Like, Like I just said, when you have a group of a guy that's willing to sacrifice for one another and do all the little things to make each other better. You know, your team just go from here to here and, you know, obviously we have a lot of talent We have. Ah, Very good coach. We were pushing staff and I think we were very dumping a team up with both hands. You know, we still got ourselves. We still think that we are defensive team. You know, I'll just friends is gonna be what separates us from being good for being great. And we just don't embrace it. You know, we have. Ah, Wei have another talent and a lot of guys that can step up for a minute. When it comes to your
Are the Utah Jazz a real threat
"Once play resumes in the second have Utah off to a tremendous start. 27 9 on the year they're doing it with great spacing, knocking down tons of threes and getting good looks while doing it, So I don't know if it's necessarily fool's gold. I don't think a bill to keep that pace up. Even if it is good looks. But they also played great defense is not a team that is just out there. Shooting the lights out from beyond the arc night in night out. They played tremendous defense. So Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and think about it, too. Where we've come from in a year, you know, a full year almost Um, where Rudy, go bear. Started the shutdown of sports. With Corona virus on the court. And you know, then gave it to his teammate Donovan Mitchell in there was talk throughout the course of, uh, you know, the off season one The pause was happening. The shutdown was happening that Mitchell was upset that there would be a break up with Utah between go burned out of a Mitchell and here we are now a year later. At the old Star break Utah 27 9 and have lost two straight by the way to get to those nine loss is still the best record in the NBA but led by all stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. So who cares what they get drafted? And some stupid, silly, gimmicky. Way to come up with the an All Star competition would team LeBron Verse team. Katie can't stand that, but anyway. Um, you know in the West Can Utah be taken seriously to beat a fully healthy Lakers team? We don't right now than awfully healthy with Anthony Davis out, but you have to assume he's going to come back healthy. And if he does Will the jazz be able to compete with them? That'll be the big story line of the Western Conference in the second half. Can the Clippers get things turned around a little bit were there you know, and now they've lost three straight. So have a good record, but still don't look like a championship contender. New coach. Same result. Same stuff with the Clippers, where they're not playing as well as expected. Phoenix has done a nice job and the West, but I don't know if anybody really takes them seriously, just yet. They're young team Chris Paul, leading them. And him and Booker been great, But I don't know the sons can do any real damage. Nice to see those from different teams
Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Pelicans Hold off Donovan Mitchell, Jazz for Win
"We are back on. Get up and jay. Williams made his way to take a look at the game of the night last night. A good one between the jazz. And the pelicans and this one was all about ziad. Look at him. Going right equity go back just constantly challenging rudy gobert. He gets his shot blocked more than any other player in the league. But it doesn't matter because it's going to finish at the rim. He had fifteen points in the third quarter. Zion did look at them continuing here and just taking a straw once again. He loves eternal right shoulder. That's his patented move. Twenty-six ten last night for zion who was really emerging clear in his second season. Well let's take you to where this game is decided thirty seconds ago jazz are down by one. And here's the big sequence. J. will often miss from donovan mitchell. Donovan mitchell mrs baruch. I don't know if i call that over to bat call rudy gobert. That just much taller. But since i did it take another look at it here. That's go bear. He does get called for over the bag. Zion would make too so the pelicans of a three point lead in. Here's the final shot. Not a great look that the utah jazz get off. Zion gets the rebound josh. Hart gets uncontested dunk. And that is all she wrote. The pelicans get the win. One twenty nine one twenty four and again as i on finishing with twenty six points. Ten boards five assists. Joining anthony davis as the only players in new orleans history with game with those numbers before turning twenty one years old. They will play again tomorrow night
Gobert, Clarkson lead Jazz to 114-89 rout of Lakers
"The Utah Jazz run the home win streak to fifteen games with a one fourteen eighty nine victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Rudy Gobert had eighteen points on eight of twelve shooting plus nine rebounds for the game which Utah took control of with a thirty nine point second quarter you know we know we can score no cancel anytime and you know it's a it's just a matter for us of being able to take a manageable almost stops move the ball and specially when you should treat when you when you have a team of sure does like we do and a pretty fast Jordan Clarkson also scored eighteen points with thirteen coming in that second period while Donovan Mitchell had a double double with thirteen points and ten rebounds lebron James scored nineteen points for the Lakers who dropped their fourth straight contest I'm Jim Bernard
Jazz Beat Short-Handed Clips 114-96 For 9th Straight Win
"Let's run the floor through some of the good nba action from last night. Let's begin all the utah jazz. That's the biggest story in sports down. Mitchell scored twenty four last night rudy. Gobert at twenty. Three and twenty rebounds. Utah wins again. Rolling past the clippers for their ninth straight victory. Gobert had a huge game dominant on both ends of the floor. The clippers were playing without practically anyone
Jazz beat short-handed Clips 114-96 for 9th straight win
"Rudy Gobert was a force on both ends of the court as the jazz rolled over the clippers won fourteen to ninety six for its ninth straight win the seven footer scored twenty three points pulled in twenty rebounds and drew accolades after the game from his coach Quin Snyder there's games where the box score doesn't show the things that he does tonight it did he's not trying to prove anything just plant can you just competing and he can he can lift you when he's doing that particularly on the defensive the clippers without injured stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George got sixteen points from Lou Williams mark Myers Los Angeles
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"That's nice to sound really crazy and like like seriously, it's legitimately going to sound nuts. But no seeing what Rudy gobert goes through gardening. Nikola. Jokic is Anthony Davis age or is it would it be worse on him? Anthony Davis is a worst offensive player than Nikola. Jokic, it wouldn't be worse on him. But so I would I would I would just suck. Okay, if you're going to adjust to that then you know, I'm going with my regular starting lineup Royce O'Neal you can go on the brand new router you can Garnet. Yeah, I think 80 is going to I think in Eighty LeBron pack role particularly is probably going to cause some problems there probably but it causes problems for everybody. So you just gotta deal with it and listen, none of the stuff happens in the vacuum. One of the reasons why the same issue so many threes because they know right now they don't have Kawhi Leonard. They don't have LeBron James. They don't have any Davis. They don't have Nikola jokic their ability to shoot from there. You'll be to surround the three-point line. Shoot the basketball play with Pace get a lot of Threes up that's their equaliser to not having those guys. Yep, and the numbers are crazy. Like they're taking almost half their shots from behind the three-point line. I love it. Right? It's great. So they're like, okay if Anthony Davis is beating us or if Anthony Davis is is making a bunch of law ensues. Then we're going to Jersey. And we're going to shoot threes if Luka doncic is getting into the teeth of our defense and he's making a bunch of floaters and we're making a bunch of 3-pointers who's winning that possession, you know life is good as Nikola jokic was against jazz on Sunday, you know, his forty seven points didn't be to Jazz. It was the 15 3-pointers out of Seventeen that they made in the first half that page just yeah. Yeah. Yeah, like composite was great Will Barton was great, you know, like you're not going to get a composite head is one good career game his first good college game. That was great Facundo campazzo. He's been like sneaky. Okay, like it's all he's been a disaster. He's just like a bought I put a ball in his hands on Sunday June the first time that I felt like that was the first time this year that Denver actually put the ball in his hands and wasn't playing them off the ball and he was he was terrific. Yeah. That's what he is. He's a backup point guard. It's a bit of a weird situation for him wage. Cuz I thought he should have went somewhere that didn't have a good backup guard that would just allow him to be the second point guard who has the ball in his hands for 15 minutes a night, but they have Mom call Maurice who is really good. So it wasn't it wasn't a clear V to me when he came to Denver but he's I don't think he's been bad. I think he's just being a ball mover for them the two rooms like have to do you respect from three, right?.
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"MBS, where was like, oh really go Bears being played off the floor yada yada yada and that was bullshit really gaubert was Utah's best player in that series took a country mile by a million miles and he was literally the only reason that the Jazz were even competitive in some of those games last year was awful for me. It was it was actually it was actually funny because in real time I was like, wow, you know Rudy's play really well on offense. I mean Rudy's playing really well offensively, but he's really struggling against yogesh defensively and then I saw how much yolk is your visceral rated the Clippers and how many issues he was given Lakers and I was like, oh my word Rudy gobert actually played him pretty well in hindsight. I you know, I don't know what to Stats bear in in playoff situations juice. But you know all of the stats and you know regular season situations, they they really go bear defense pretty well in space or he has defended pretty well spaced and you know, maybe that's you know, when you're in the regular season and you get defending, you know, Orlando's guards one night and you know, Minnesota's guards and other night, you know, that can skew that can skew the numbers a little bit off but he was but you know, he was legitimately good in the in the Nugget Series last year was just that jokic was playing, you know all World Basketball. Yeah, just might not have realized in real time that Nikola jokic was turning into like a very clear top six player in the NBA like he's been this year. And and so I think that the discourse has a globe are especially on social media has been has has has been pretty dishonest. I think that he's had issues and 2 Series M. I think that was the 2017 Golden State series and I think that first 2018 Series against Houston first series of Houston, you know like the Oklahoma Oklahoma City series. He was amazing. But then again he was playing against Steven Adams, you know Houston spaced him out in the second round that year 2019. He was really good against Houston the Jazz just couldn't score like they couldn't score at all. But their defense was the only reason that they were even that they're even that they were even competitive and off those games. There were still a five-game Series last year. He was good against the Nuggets, you know, so he's been good in the playoffs and you know, you know, I think I think that, you know narratives are hard to to overcome, you know, but I have no reason to think that you know, I have no reason to think that go Bear Song Isn't going to be good in this postseason, but now having said that if you know at some point, you know where he's got to look at yoga. She needs gotta be like, okay. I have to figure out a way to stop this guy. And well, I have to figure out a way to generate some like it doesn't matter if if jokic goes from forty if it's a 1,000 game down the stretch and and Rudy gets to stop that matters and that's what didn't happen. And that's what didn't happen against against Denver a couple of months ago in a bubble bath. And that's what like the difficult part of this conversation. Is that the Jazz were genuinely one basket away from beating Denver in a playoff series and off hook shot from Nikola jokic doesn't fall then this is an entirely different conversation. The problem is that well, it happened on Rudy..
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"He is struggling to like move a little bit more. So I think if you know, he's thirty-three and he's on the last year of his deal and that deal is Donovan Mitchell sign his third contract. I think the Jazz will call that a win, you know, because if if if you go into free agency may be right now if you look at the free if you look at free agency right now, there is nobody else out of koala and that's on the market and we all know the koala is not really on the market so long you've had an entire NBA basically gear up for the summer of 2021 because the expectation was there was going to be Jana Santa Claus. Bolt on the market Paul George possibly on the market Rudy gobert possibly on the market. There are so many guys that were supposed to be on the market. And now none of them is on the market. So as hell off of the restricted guys from that 2017 draft class to like Jayson Tatum Donovan Mitchell Etc, right. So imagine if Rudy gobert was on the market as an unrestricted free agent home and that's why it to me that the contract doesn't matter the Jazz had to get that done and they had to they you know for for for the Jazz really go Bears weigh two hundred million dollars. He is he is their defensive system. He is the reason he is one of the biggest reasons why the Jazz of 15 and five right now, he's playing at a career level despite back with you know, what Sunday Sunday afternoon may have war against Nikola jokic, you know, so he's you know, he's he's he outplayed his last contract he's dead. Really well heading into to to this contract. So, you know, I don't think the Jazz are losing sleep over over that contract at all. And the other thing is if you lose your job are you definitely not getting Donovan Mitchell back for third contract or your or at the very least your chances are severely damaged and you know if the job as if this 15 is Starters five starters real in the Jazz are actually one of the top three teams in the Western Conference and you know, they can improve on Thursday next year and so on and so on then you increase the chance to keep and Donovan Mitchell for you for your third contract for his third contract in in this is you know, all of them is Big Picture stuff, you know, so, you know to me it's the you know, you're paying Rudy gobert two hundred million dollars and you know, he's dead. He's worth, you know, every penny that to the.
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"Talk about Rudy. Gobert. What? What do we want to know about mr. Gaubert because I thought before today and obviously today is Sunday. I thought before the day that he was running away with the defensive player of the year award. And then today happened today happened. I would not go as far as running away with the defensive player wage. I thought he was running away. I thought it was a significant gap between him and everybody else. So I totally understand why you would say that their top five and defense coming into town today. They're really really good team Utah. They are arguably playing better before today than anybody in the NBA just point blank. Especially now that the Lakers have hit like off a bit of a bit of a malaise having said that I'm still saying Anthony Davis Ford Prince of player of the year because they've number one defense and he's the one the keys the number one defense in the NBA off. He's by far the most versatile defender in the NBA Rudy I think is a reasonable like honestly probably would be second for me right now Myles Turner has a case sneaky class that I've been advocating as much as I can Larry Nance would probably be in my top five right now. He is the whole reason that the Cavs have a reasonable defense. Yep. Right now a top-10 defense, but I digress nonetheless Rudy gobert has been very very good for the Utah Jazz this year and I thought that Utah's games this week. We're kind of a perfect encapsulation of the Rudy gobert experience against Dallas. He was the reason that they just come holy month and utterly annihilated the Mavericks in both of those games and I watched the first one close cuz I bet on Dallas because Utah was without Donovan Mitchell was without a favors and Dallas was getting back Dorian finney-smith was getting back to like Powell. I thought that they'd take that energy and catch you too on the back end of a back-to-back and be kind of run away with that game and that absolutely one hundred percent was the wrong side to be on and in large part. It was because of the incredible grass. City that Rudy gobert holds as a pick-and-roll offensive threat, he is completely obliterated kristaps porzingis in that in those two games like butterwood obliterated him like wipe them off the face of the Earth on both ends. He averaged 23 points and 16 rebounds. He had like three blocks. He had a couple of steals. He was dead thing that people who are Jazz fans and that yell from the rooftops about Rudy. Gobert. He was everything in those two games that people say about Rudy being like a top-12 impact player in the NBA. You'll hear sometimes in this game today against Denver Nikola jokic made him look like a parking cone on defense and
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"What's up open floor? Low this is Benghazi with the Washington. Post I am joined on the other line by Michael. The pod Pena of espy nation. Michael we actually have some real drama. I think to dig into on this episode Thank you to everyone. By the way for all those emails about our most overrated people coaches and everything else. We'll dig into your responses. Maybe on another episode Michael. I thought after we've Kinda went on for you. Know an hour plus heaters. We might take a step back from the overrated conversation today. Does that feel wise to you? I guess so I I we. It was a scorched earth that assode. I'm glad it happened but I'm also glad that we're moving on to be honest. I don't believe the last part. I sensed reluctance. In Your Voice. It seems to me like you want to double down on the scorching. My right now. I know I'm a humble guy. Come on Ben Okay. Good well we will try to satisfy your urges by breaking up a superstar partnership today. How's that sound can't wait. I'm sure everyone saw the report that came out from the athletic Last week there was a long detailed story about the Utah Jazz. Their response to rudy go barest positive test and just the madness in the frightening hours And passage of time you know shortly after it. It's a great read. Everyone should check it out. I think the big takeaway pull quote that people saw. I'm sure on social media. Was this idea that the relationship between Rudy Gobert and Donovan. Mitchell at this point is not believed to be salvageable according to one source now Donovan. Mitchell publicly hasn't said much about Rudy. Gobert he did confirm a good morning America interview that he was upset and that it took them a while to kind of get over the initial shock After he found out that he was positive. Of course. There's been lots of questioning of go. Bears Behavior Before we tested positive in terms of touching. All the other microphones just sort of being a little bit reckless and clearly. There's some violated trust there rudy. Gobert said in an interview Sunday with the bleacher report That they had not been talking for a while but they did talk. Recently that the relationship might not be perfect but he felt like both Donovan Mitchell And himself on the same page kind of wanting to win title up for the Jazz so to me. The way I read this is Rudy is doing his best to kind of keep this thing together. He obviously feels bad. He's publicly apologized. He's donated tons of money to corona. Irs Relief Funds. Andy's take public service address messages. He's going above and beyond here to kind of keep things together and I think. The big question is Whereas Donovan Mitchell heads at right. He's publicly on social media all the time you know. Basically he's had a month year to stand up a big time way for Rudy and accept the apology and forgive him and try to bury the hatchet and move forward and he just hasn't done it. Michael let me start by asking you this question do you. Did you think Mitchell would handle this thing differently By now of course it's an extraordinary situation. None of us knows how we would handle it if we're put that exact moment. It is understandable that he would be afraid he'd be angry he would be maybe even irate given the circumstances at just the fear factor around this disease but I guess from Your judgment of him as a person and as a you know a player Have you been surprised how they shook out a little bit? I mean it's a lot of time has passed and for their relationship to quote not be salvageable. It leads me to believe that there's more to the story obviously that we are not been privy to You know I don't even think it can be confirmed whether or not Donovan gave it to rudy or vice versa So it it just seems to me like there's there's more here Maybe there was some sort of personality conflict but long before The the pandemic in this was just kind of what what sprouted everything to the surface and allowed Donovan to feel the sort of way and publicly. Well I guess he did say that. He was a little bit irritating so publicly. Declare how unhappy. He was with his teammates. So I don't I don't know it's it. Seems like if he is still angry at this angry and Rudy's interview with bleacher report. You know he was not very convincing in trying to to quash the beef he acknowledged it as you said it leads me to believe that there's a lot it's a lot worse Then then kind of what has been publicly revealed. So far yeah. I haven't spent a ton of time around either one of these guys with my first impression of both Has Been Positive Really. Seems like a really really Nice Guy I think some people like to you know tend towards. Oh is he a little bit soft or something like that? I mean I just think he's kind of a genuine spirit and I know he's been mocked for the crying and all of that but it seems to me like a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve who plays really hard. Who understands what he's good at and has really maximized his strength on that end who's built up his career here in in the NBA. I mean if you look back where he was before he got here five years ago to where his games at now. It's a remarkable story of self improvement and commitment and I have a lot of respect for how he plays basketball And how he conducts himself given that the League and and the style of play kind of shifting beneath his feet with Donovan Mitchell to me. It's like central casting from a small market franchise player right. I mean huge smile. Great with the fans Very good with the local media You know flashy exciting game Sells lots of jerseys Hit the ground running from day one and to me has always seemed like a pretty likable and fairly low key guy. I haven't ever gotten the sense that there's some gigantic ego raging within him and so when I was trying to kind of sort through this what could be the possible tension points to me. Michael it comes actually back to basketball. I'm not so sure about Personalities they were described as being fairly friendly and in close proximity you know before the testing their lockers near each other and everything else clearly. The two all star players from that franchise I look at basketball and I'm just wondering. Is there a different way to play this thing right? Like if you imagine a scenario where Rudy Gobert is in on the Utah Jazz. And since he was their first they've been building the whole show around him right. And now you're trying to build around Donovan Mitchell to me. It would start to look a lot more like a Houston Rockets Situation Right or a Portland Trailblazers situation where you've that lead guard installed as the main guy and everyone's supporting him so that means you know versatile defender so that he can have a you know a spread court to attack That means you know lots of length on the wings a defensive line Elaine to kind of cover for him so he doesn't have to do as much work on that end and it also means the ball in his hands an awful lot you know. His is just usage rate up shot attempts trips to the free. Throw line up driving kick assists up like I feel like that's sort of the scenario of the jazz that is out there potentially in the not too distant future. If you just take kind of Rudy. Gobert off the court but I think the problem with Rudy Gobert. He's so great at certain things but there are some holes right like his offense is basically entirely dependent and it's entirely paint bound So he's in the way right number one on offense he there's no stretch whatsoever and then defensively when he gets into space we've seen him struggle with like the warriors and the rockets and the playoffs. Where he gets the happy feet guys are hitting pull mid-range jumpers over or again by going to the basket and that becomes a real challenge for them. So I think that just his presence alone such domineering figure that you. Kinda have to build your whole team around on the court and I could understand. They're kind of becoming a natural tension from a basketball standpoint where Donovan Mitchell feels like. He's ready for an organization. He's ready to have everything built around him and then maybe go. Bear isn't an ideal fit around him. If that makes sense and I know we talk about similar things with like embiid and Simmons all the time right. I think those guys get so much attention. Because they're in a bigger market and You know they're they've got some floss their games as well and you can you know they were both like top three picks so there's going to be more attention and scrutiny there but I feel like there could be a similar level of dynamic where you know it works well enough in Utah but it's also pretty easy to imagine a situation where a works better for Donovan Mitchell. And in that situation go bears not on the team. What do you think do you? Are you buying what I'm selling Michael? I get everything that you're saying and we had this conversation a little while ago. I I I kind of disagree with a little bit of it in the sense that usually when there's a star player who's ball dominant like Donovan Mitchell. And he has a teammate. Who is also a star or an all star caliber player? Usually that players skill set is going to be one that steps on his own toes. Someone who also needs the ball someone who wants to run pick and roll and play make and score and all that but really go bear. I I understand everything you're saying about. His inability to stretch and that is a little detrimental in today's League. But he's incredibly low usage ninth on the team. When the season ended he was night on the team in usage does not need the ball does not ask for. The ball does not want to post up. Or maybe he does but he doesn't have any opportunities to and he accepts that role Donovan Mitchell true. Shooting percentage this year is exactly fifty six percent whether rudy go bears on the floor or not and there's a lot of different factors that into that but if you also look at what happened. Last year Mitchell's shooting dropped below fifty percent without go bear on the floor with them so I think bear does help quite a bit just as this. Pick and roll guy who has vertical. Spacing sucks in help defenders Even when you drive to the basket and he rolls the big. His own man usually is petrified of the lob threat so layups or there and Mitchell's field goal percentage around the rim is higher with Rudy. Gobert on the floor for that reason. Usually when there's a big who can't stretch the field goal percentages lesson for guys like Donovan. But in this case it's been higher so in real quick just to add. I mean his gravity also applies to Utah shooters right because of that. Lob Threat like You know you're not you're not maybe rotating as quickly or that guy doesn't WanNa leave go bare and sometimes you're getting a better shots in the corner because go bears on the court It's a little bit counterintuitive But again like I just wonder. Another issue here is pace Now is a fantastic counterargument by you but the jazz are playing like bottom five pace in the league right now. Like if you're imagining dream situation and again this is not necessarily a team. That's GonNa win the most games right. I'm trying to kind of line. This up as the team that makes Donovan Mitchell. The happiest and the richest and the most you know the most attention and most accolades and everything else right. They're not bottom five pace team right. I mean if if you're lead guy is athletic guard who's been in the dunk contest. Who's got handle don't you? You'd play a little bit different stylistically. Maybe I real quick. I want to touch on the defensive end of the floor before I touch on that Everything that you said about Rudy Gobert not being able to switch garden space and and really you know being stuck into this one dimensional aspect where he has to drop on the pick and roll. That is worrisome for share and we saw him get sliced up. But if you talk to just about any wing defender. Who's on a team with someone who is elite at Rim protection like go bear or embiid or any of these guys? They love playing with a player like that like he is a safety net right behind them if they get beat. They're not worried he makes them look good. So just looking at it from the lens of us where we are seeing shifting league and The aesthetic that's that's that's evolving and how detrimental Rudy Gobert can be in a playoff setting. If you're a player you really from my sense of just talking guys around the league. It's really not that Pronounced that makes any sense. No look I'm not trying to bag on this guy. I think he's a great player. I mean he's a two-time player of the year for the reason For a reason what I'm saying is if your ceiling is capped out as a second round playoff team or close to it like maybe you're getting really lucky and making a conference finals It's a situation where again. Okay like. He's been a huge help to us. But we're never going to get over the hump with them. So what is the cost of losing him right like maybe we step back in the short term but can we get billed back to a level and maybe the whole thing looks different and maybe Mitchell is happy and get back to the same level that you're at currently like to me? A ritual go bears at classic player. Who raises your floor but your ceiling still kind of low on it right Little Bit of like A. Marta rose. Five Back in Toronto. And so I can understand why his teammates would love him. I understand why the organization would can't campaign form for defensive player of the year every year. I would understand That you know he's unselfish like you're mentioning and that definitely goes a long way with one of your main stars doesn't need to have the rock and isn't demanding things and is willing to do all the dirty work that's a huge plus in it's really really hard to find and I think that's why there'd be a lot of interest in Rudy Gobert around the league..
"rudy gobert" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"I'm Jackie O'Brien this is what's trending this Friday afternoon. How are you this Friday by the way another week? Another week down down trying to push on Trying to make sense of this world but I think I don't know if I'm starting to feel like that because time is sort of odd that times moving faster in a weird way. I'm like getting the opposite week. Went FAST. This week was previous. Weeks went slowest. Fuck and this week with fast. Yeah like I was mistaking Tuesday for Friday like last week. Yeah now yeah. I think we're three weeks ahead of where we are right now. Yeah it's just going on. Well these are four things that are trending right now. Rip TO THE XFL. Yeah the XFL suspended operations not just suspended play but suspended operations as the league and laid off basically all their employees everyone. Yeah I don't know. Are they cutting their losses short now because they want to come back in twenty twenty one so like okay? We don't pay anyone because we're not gonNA make any revenue then. There's a shot we can try and dust this thing off in a year. They said they have no plans to come back in twenty twenty one all no. Yeah I think it's basically. This was their second try and it did not. I mean cursed is is a steel Jamie Loftus line. Sometimes you'd think that speaks for all of them think they would have got the message the first go round with the xfl. That people aren't really that into it right. But we're when trump tried Turn the the whatever continental football league into an off season. Nfl and that failed. Yeah that this is just like an idea that seems like kind of a no brainer to a business person every ten years and they have to just like fuck it up and lose a lot of people. Some money and put a lot of people's health online to Vince McMahon. Really he's into the sports where it will chew up and spit out the athletes. That are involved in it. Yeah Yeah it's like monster just because he plays a monster on. Tv does not mean that he's not an actual monster but when does art become life? You know it's like us right and then linemen true apple and Google. You heard about these us. I mean I I like a good apple But Yeah I don't think so. There's also this company called Apple and this also on call Google. They're working together on a tool to surveil us for phone attack. Tracing for Corona virus. Break Yeah literally. They're going to get an APP that tells you if you've had any recent contact with someone who had the corona virus and won't they need you your phone to like won't they need everybody to install that for it to work it'll probably be like an operating system update where it's embedded like that tools? I mean part of it or part of a Hopi and fun are using like it's GonNa be using Bluetooth essentially to begin to make those connections so if someone like dials in like I have it. Then they can start on. What other cell phones are you around And then immediately building that web so I mean if if this goes past just merely contact tracing for Co vid and as part of like a dystopia and surveillance state does people are gonNA like burner phones. They bring to pretend they were with someone else. Like what's this shell game? You play if you WANNA throw off of contact tracing technology like that any right just thoughts I have. I mean that's something in contagion is Matt. Damon learns that his wife Gwyneth. Paltrow was cheating on him because of a con- like her ex boyfriend dies from the disease she had and she was like patient zero. So He's like wait. A second you know could happen. I haven't seen that film but I imagine that scene happening very comedic. Her ex I M it. It's actually like kind of understated. They're just like yeah. He's just a pathetic cuckold but his wife is dead so they don't say it but it just like yeah just kind of like move on from that makes sense when you're talking about a global pandemic like you don't need to get to tie bogged down on this one guy strategy about macro tragedy. Yeah it's almost interesting. They're they're like this is. This would be an entire movie in other circumstances and yet here. It's just like an afterthought right yeah. I don't know that that scares me because I I do. Think that people who have it or get it or test positive are going to then immediately begin trying to cover it up. I know people who have tested positive. Who Haven't told people even though that would have been the responsible thing to do because then they you know. There's like a stigma attached to it and I talked before about how there is a New York Times article about this person who tested positive. Who went in got tested and then two days later nurses arrived at their house in has met suits like it was the fucking Envy T. I'm just like that's got and told them that. They and their entire family had to stay quarantine for two weeks now. Those before the rest of the world was also doing that. But yeah I I feel like it's gotta be this seems like it's leading towards a whole mess. Yea I think that's why they're trying to say using Bluetooth over. Gps is how though somewhat avoid the violating people's Civil Liberties? Tight rope walking. So it's not necessarily saying like indefinitely through GPS LIKE. Oh you're near that phone we don't know where but you were near a phone on. We're just letting you know that happened. So I'm again. It's but this is how like all those films started. It's always like I think this is the inciting incident for the rest of the dystopia Ian filmed to play out in three acts. Yeah Man Rudy. Gobert let's talk about sports. We're saying witching all the DYSTOPIA and shit with sports yet rudy. Gobert was the jazz center. Who the the seven footer. Probably the best defensive player in the League for the past couple of seasons running just a great shop locker and we have a big guy in the middle who is a great shop locker. It totally affects. What other teams are able to do on offense also total fucking clown when it comes to Not to be offensive clowns but when it comes to the his behavior when it came to the novel Corona Virus. He was the guy who touched all the microphones because he thought it would be funny. Ended up being patient zero on the NBA getting the NBA season suspended and his best teammate. The best player on his team. He's probably the second or third best when you take defensive to account but His best players a young guy named Donovan Mitchell. Who's in his third season and they are apparently not he so Donovan Mitchell was I think the third player second player maybe test positive for corona buyers. And he they're they're not cool right now. Yeah I mean this is kind of interesting. You know where you see. People like be really critical of neighbors. Like I've seen texts threads where people are like. They've shown me screen shots like a thread. They have with people if they live like in a like a four unit building or something and one of the four you act out they like get together like I don't know if you've seen her she's been having people over every night like I don't know if we need to say something because Blah Blah and a lot of people you know are really depending on how seriously they take it I think it probably relates to the stakes that they see in there that are real to them like which is sort of like illness and it could inadvertently kill somebody and use it. It's weird to see these values play out like in a team or Mitchell. Sorta like fucking asshole dude. Like is a fucking joke. People are dying now if he Mitchell also thinking of it like this motherfucker got the season cancelled because it would have happened either way regardless of Rudy Gobert antics. But like it's it's interesting to see this other subculture be borne out of this shutdown life. Society anything yeah exactly and then and I'm curious to know like where that is on the spectrum like in terms of what his feelings are towards Rudy but all the rest of the article a lot of people are very narrowly like hanging onto this headline. The coach seems to feel like they're going to get past it or whatever and the franchise is trying to do whatever they can to patch that up but I mean I don't know that could just be a coach being really optimistic. We don't know how this virus has affected either part like any of the parties involved but it will. It'll be interesting. I mean I think any team coming back from this. Quarantine is going to take a second to start fighting again. Because you've completely momentum you lose a team when you don't have that chemistry basically bubbling throughout a season and you're essentially starting from zero like you have to overcome inertia again. Yeah and if you already had a chemistry problems like I can't imagine that this is GonNa necessarily help them if especially if like some people are getting other people sick so you mentioned coach. Who is a Quin Snyder? Who is one of these people who is perpetually wet like his hair always seems wet on trade Audi Kinda like the hairs? What's going on? Yeah we'll know trae sometimes seems dry like he always like his hair always seems wet. I just wonder how you you make that decision to be like a wet person always holiday hairs always GonNa look just takes that one woman in college to tell you that that looked good for you. I never give up. That's all I forget who tweeted. I might've been Chelsea Peretti but it was like something like that. How you complimented assured a guy wears and then like you can watch them where it like five times in the next two just like we don't know man we're like we're doing our best. What does good this? This hot chick came up to me like it was way out of my comes up to me. She's flirting with neo. What'd she say she? You look like an extra from time to kill your also glisten Ian Sweaty and wet yeah trying to Ted Tate's and then finally saved. The Post Office is trending. The Post Office is in trouble. I mean I've been hearing for years now that the post office loses a lot of money each year but because trump is you know a big business president big Biz Pres- he is saying the bailouts in the stimulus stuff the two trill that he Congress got past specifically excluded. The Post Office which this is at a time when the post office is hurting just like all other institutions and also at a time when we're relying on the post office more than you know a lot of other institutions and more than we have ever in the past. Yeah so the Chicago. Sun has a editorial where they're like. What the fuck are you guys doing? Why would you? Why are you targeting? The and it's one of the most efficient you know non privatized things we have in this country like we have cheap shipping because of this like the amount of people they employ like they employ a ton of women. People of Color Veterans Just fucking are are any communication from the IRS. You get your checks through that shit. I don't understand. I guess I mean I do understand. Because we're living in a fucking just Bizarro profit-driven world but like seriously it's like one fucking thing that you see the that you should always never questioned whether or not you're GonNa Fund it fully. Yeah yes I mean five..
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"rudy gobert" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Could hear the scattered boos in the stands the PA announcer telling fans they're all safe the Oklahoma department of health tweeting after that that the fans who did attend the game are not at risk for corona virus because the virus is spread spread through respiratory droplets and only individuals in close contact would be at risk Rudy Gobert are not in the building so health officials saying fans are safe the players though weren't so sure as we heard shortly after that game was postponed ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski Rudy go bear has tested positive for the corona virus that was learned in Oklahoma City prior to that game between the jazz and the thunder right now the thunder and jazz on foldable quarantine in that arena and the NBA has made the decision may have just announced that they are suspending play finishing after tonight's the electrolytes games finish but starting tomorrow NBA players suspended and then the league is going to use that hiatus to decide their next steps how they'll go forward but this is the last night of NBA games for the foreseeable future and with that many eyes were popping across the country because from there we had dominoes falling at all there were six games on the NBA's schedule the jazz and thunder don't play four games were in action and there was a late game between the pelicans and the kings.
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"After jazz center Rudy Gobert says name Rudy get ruby Rudy go bare skews what's been a it's been a long long nights Rudy go bear star jazz center test positive for the corona virus he is pulled from the game the game is postponed in Oklahoma City the NBA a few minutes later literally five minutes after the jazz thunder games postponed we find that that go Barrett as a positive for cove in nineteen the NBA announces it's suspending the regular season what yes side point this go bear situation as well and what makes it even more frightening is just forty eight hours ago just two days ago he was literally touching every microphone in sight at the end of his media availability just seemingly making fun of the severity of the corona virus and now he test positive for the corona virus ESPN's Brian Windhorst reporting within the hour that every player on the teams that have played go bearing the jobs of the last two weeks I've been told to self quarantine have the trickle down effect the king's pelicans had a game tonight in Sacramento that was postponed because one of the officials actually refereed the jazz game on Monday night I have a car on the line who was there will get to a momentarily but we spent a lot of time talking about the effect that this is hot in the NBA they big news tonight suspending the season but the NC double a earlier in the day Wednesday made a statement NC double a president mark Emmert said that the league has made a decision to hold a March madness games that only essential staff and limited family attendance so that was the NC double way as of Wednesday afternoon at March brown this will go on as scheduled however limited attendance for only essential staff and family as a result they're looking to move the final four at a Mercedes Benz stadium into a smaller venue in Atlanta that makes sense because Mercedes Benz stadium holds seventy thousand people but that was this afternoon before the NBA suspended play some suspect the NHL which says it will come out with an announcement during the day Thursday may do the same then it for the NC double a do you still hold March madness do you cancel March madness you postpone March madness March madness generates roughly a billion dollars in revenue annually for the NC double a but do not fret they will be fine the NC double a I'm reading this from Charles Robinson sports writer for Yahoo from his Twitter feed the NC double a has a significant rainy day fund and insurance to cover the cost of having a total March madness cancellation one that takes into account total lost revenue and not just lost ticket revenue so we had a call earlier in the show tonight say this could end the NC double a I don't think so they have a rainy day fund only talk about the economic impact that's so important to we've had a lot of tweeters a.
"rudy gobert" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"They just sent it to me, you probably already know this. Right. But you got these all NBA teams that have been announced for the first time in eleven years, or twelve years, rather, the eleven year run of LeBron James on the all NBA first team has come to an end. Instead is to Greek freak Janas, enter Toco James harden. Steph curry. Paul George and a Denver Nuggets, the joke, Nikolai Joe Yokich. He's first their first team. Second team is Damian Lillard. Kevin durant. Joel embiid. Kawai landed and kyri urban thirteen is Russell. Westbrook. Blake Griffin Rudy Gobert, Kemba Walker with LeBron James, your thoughts. Anybody on that list? That's misplace that belong somewhere different than when they are. Well, Stephen a this has major major implication, so Kemba Walker making the all NBA team makes an and again, you can focus on the first team if you want, I'm not gonna focus on that to me. It's all about who becomes supermax eligible Ryan, the Walker just became supermax eligible, which means he is now in position to ask the shoreline Charlotte Hornets for five years and two hundred and twenty million dollars. Getting Brian Vinnie, he's not getting. He's not getting NFL, and if he doesn't get it. I be surprised if he stayed. So while this is good news for Kemba Walker. I think the Charlotte Hornets just got very challenging news. Okay. Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards Bradley Beal was the first man out he finished with the most votes, who didn't make it. I thought Bradley Beal is gonna make it. That means that Bradley Beal is not supermax extension. Eligible this summer, and I think his chances of, of staying in Washington just increased had. He had gotten a supermax ability. The wizards would have been under tremendous pressure to offer it to them. I don't know if they would offer it to him, and he may have asked for a trade, and that could end the have him end up in Los Angeles. Now whoever gets hired for GM may wanna trade him anyway. But that was a huge turn of events who is going to get that spot. Well enough until it a couple of things number one, I know this for fact, Michael, Jordan, and the shot. Hornets are not gonna trigger that luxury tax. They're not gonna pay luxury foot team. That's not making the postseason. They're just not going to do it. So that's a big challenging thing for Kemba Walker right there. And just like you said, that's number one. Number two. We heard so much talk about LeBron James having talked to a few people, mainly Bradley Beal because you'd love to see him in a Laker uniform, the belief is, you know, what go ahead and ask the wizards for trade because the wizards recognized they can't win with those two and John wall may not even play next season. We don't know. So where does that leave the wizards? With Bradley Beal, I don't know what's going to happen with that, while we're on that subject. What do you think Bradley Beal should do? Well at this point does not make sense for him to extend his contract if he had gotten this just a couple more votes. It would have made tons of sense to me. I think that the wizard and they're interviewing different children manager candidates. Most people, I've talked to believe that it makes the most sense for the wizards to rebuild. And if you could get your hands on that number four pick. They have a number nine pick on their own. They have the number four pick and potentially get another one of those young guys from the Lakers. Whether it's Brandon Ingram, whether it's Kyle Kuzma, if you could get Kyle coups man, the number four pick to start your rebuild. That would be potentially a really attractive, and something that the that the management would have to consider. And remember there's two markets this summer. Stephen yes, there's a free agent market, Kyrie Irving, you know, Kevin Durant Klay Thompson excedrin, then there's the trade market, Anthony Davis, then Bradley Beal. And let's not forget there. Maybe some other guys in there. For example, possibility of God, like the Marta Rosen who is in position to ask for an extension San Antonio. And if he if they don't agree to an extension as possibility he could come into the trademark it. So there's two different ways to get superstars and there's going to be a lot of big names on the move..
"rudy gobert" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"That's really interesting to see if Utah. I mean, I guess the question what long-term is thank Donovan Mitchell has looked better Rudy Gobert was still really good. You know, I'd say if you're ranking the long term assets, it's probably Yokich go bare Mitchell Murray is that how you would do it, Dan. He probably I mean, I love Jamal, but he needs to prove it a little bit more. He's also be like. It's it's tough. It's real tough. Mitchell. And but but so all answer for so I think the question was phrased to you because I believe that I've I don't recall ever saying something of that sort myself. But the reason I would go with Denver at this point is because of their depth. They have you know, we Beazley's having a really nice year. Monty Morris is having a really nice year. They have Michael porter jR, who's not even playing yet. But I mean, we both attention like Jerry j Bill I really liked jazz. Don't have anybody. Really? I mean outside of Dante Exum has been injured. He hasn't really developed a I mean who's the their third best long-term asset on this team? Is that ROY? So Neil is that Grayson Allen. I mean, you're really scraping the barrel. Their Tony Bradley other draft pick that hasn't felt the really an yo Denver. I mean, once you get through those top four, you know, I think it's pretty close between Mitchell go bear versus Murray Yokich, but then Denver's got carry Harris the got those too young as he meant. We'll Barton is still pretty young. He's under contract show while. Yes. Who resigns are one show? They have I would say the next probably five to six guys. After those first four are all nuggets, me Beasley but also easily thirty five dealer night. Yeah. He's been great. I mean, and he's been better defensively than it..
"rudy gobert" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"People see conspiracy theories in every nook and cranny, and because they love to accuse and criticize people for cowardice, even when they don't have all of the information. Many of you are clucking about ESPN not letting us talk about what happened with Adnan Virk. The reports are that he was fired. And it's all I know and ESPN hasn't told us to not say anything, I just don't know anything. So I can't give you any information that I don't have I've been hesitant to even reach out to him because we all care about him. And I don't know what the hell happened. And he's probably not feeling great right now about whatever it is that happened. So that's all I can tell you because I don't know anything else. And it's not because we're hiding anything from you the big story of the week. Weekend, obviously was Rudy Gobert crying because of his all-star snub. And then of course, who in the league is more likely to make fun of that than dream on green. Give me a guy. Get honestly, give me a guy more likely in the entire league to be, you know, hyper masculine while kicking in the junk don't cry don't show emotions because you care deeply. It's not okay to cry. When you're frustrated better to just kick everybody in the package. And after you lose call Kevin Durant better to lose the finals because you kick someone in the package because you can't help but kick people in the package that you make fun of Rudy Gobert for caring. Did you see go bears response? He it was great. It was great his response because they asked him. Did you see what dream on tweeden? And he's like we're good as long as he didn't Snapchat me. It's a good line. Honestly, though, let's talk about this for a second. Sure. Put it on the pole Guillermo at lebatardshow isn't. Okay. Thank you for your compliance in your willingness attack this matter. Interesting topic lebatardshow is it okay to cry. If you've been snubbed for the all star game 'cause I'd like to get your opinions on this. I don't I I like when guys care so much that they care like that you guys love to criticize largely the guys who don't care enough the guy who dares to go to a nightclub after a long guy, you guys, Dan when he cares too much dares to carry too much right in the middle. The way Draymond does. Just tear the way dream on does just enough to get a jacket and ruin the finals and produce one of the greatest upsets we've ever seen in change the course of all sports history. Because you gotta check with the best team any of us have ever seen as you can't stop kicking people in the junk..
"rudy gobert" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Angeles Rams in France and our talking for the last ninety minutes. I'll silly it's been this is the first day all week we've been talking about the Super Bowl and the match ups and the quarterbacks with Brady and golf and old school new school just getting into those storylines and angles for the weekends the first time because I I truly believe that baseball with Bryce Harper news and the casino taken the odds off the board that dominated a lot of the news as well as run with it. We had to of course, I mean, I was going to need is just smoke and mirrors. But who knows who knows what's going to happen? Maybe something happens on Super Bowl. Sunday adds a good way with baseball to get. That's like a habit. It's not going to have not that it won't happen on that day. It won't happen this weekend. I don't think but also along with the baseball free agent slow, Bryce Harper news. There was the NBA which obviously started off with the Anthony Davis requesting a trade that he got fine. And then boom porzingas gets traded to the Dallas Mavericks. We were talking about that a couple of days now today. I don't know if you heard about this. But Rudy Gobert who's pretty damn good to say, the least right? He's pretty good for the Utah Jazz. He broke down in tears after being snubbed. For the all star the all star team. He lost a million dollars is if he made the all star team he's going to get a million dollars. But Rudy Gobert did not get elected to the all star week. And then he got a little upset. Here's his peers all over social media just into Rudy Gobert. No love lost. Don't know mercy. Isaiah Thomas tweeted out come on too. Big to be crying like that. Evan turner. Big fella must have already spent his all star bonus our very own Draymond green. I guess I should cry to know, Charlotte. Everybody was his all over Rudy Gobert isn't lost a million dollars. That'd be pretty damn upset to probably break down in tears. If I lost a million dollars. But what does Rudy Gobert making this year? Even if he even if he were to be a replacement player he would not get the bonus. He had to be selected initially. So. I don't mean to what is it fifteen points, thirteen rebounds. That's what he's averaging during the season is great not standing and a lot of people. Don't like the rebound stat. I do I like when he grabs boards, especially. Yeah. Of course, you need them. Yes. You do. So he's already mean earning a base of twenty two million. Who does he make it in front of? Yokich? Oh, Yokich is. Is having a hell of a year. No, I'm not. I'm not saying that it was going to Saint like just in in his in his mind who's making any question. He doesn't have the numbers. He just doesn't this. He's a really good player. He's the reigning defensive player of the year, damn fine. But that doesn't mean that that makes you an all star. I know I know I just it's just more. What's more Scillies? Not that he was crying. Just blowback back from everybody. Just I love that. But that's what the NBA is though. You don't see that a lot anywhere else. This was kind of light and playful wasn't it. Don't you think? Vijay that's line play for family too. Big to be crying like that. Yeah. That's a joke. But that's something. You do when you're just not going around with the guys. Sometimes in the NFL when players are getting a little more venomous, isn't it? This little more animosity to it. Well, here's the other thing too. If it's Seddon persons one thing on Twitter and most of these guys have hundreds of thousands, if not millions of followers. That's another. Okay. That to me. I mean, that's a bigger platform. Very true. Then what they're, you know, just hanging around the soil, whatever shooting around. Yeah. So you're NFL players in the locker room. Yeah. It's going to be more vicious, but it's in the locker room. It's not on social media, right? To me. It's selfish. I get it. It's a million dollars. It's selfish. Wait. I didn't get in the all star game. Like you all start. Right. I mean, yes, it's your first you're trying, but that's a selfish thing. Well, the NBA is a selfishly selfish league. It promotes that it promotes that I don't necessarily have a problem with that. I don't to be honest with you when it comes to the NBA the way that they can just broken record with the way that they market their superstars. But that's that's gonna that's gonna be on the the cons list. The pros and cons list of the having league like this. Yeah. Some people put that on the cons list. I'd say it's right in the middle more than anything. I don't mind players are selfish. Like that. I think is funny when everyone's on social media trying to check them. I what are you crying for too? Big for that. That's what I thought was funny. I just it's the area. I would agree on that. I just I don't know what it is about it. I love it so much. I think they do everything right? And the players right ish rightish. What's the one thing? You think the NBA does the worst? Let's the worst thing that they do. I'm just curious. Deep question because I feel like there's so many things that you could say about every league that they don't do right. NFL? I will say I have problem with officiating province Commissioner for sure there's a lot of lying and shadiness that goes on in the NFL. There's no promotion for individualism in that league. Major league baseball you. I don't necessarily have a problem with the whole league other than what goes on outside the field. I'm talking about the way you can promote players the way that just their marketing of superstars that's the only thing. I have baseball NBA the what they do wrong that. I don't like I just love the Lille one thing that that they've kind of corrected the last year two, and it's getting they're trying to address it more is the lottery. Yeah. Yeah. And so like Hanky and all that stuff. I can a better your chances that has been one thing. That's always bugged me as I just I don't like taking in general. Was it Boris that that had his idea of of teams at tank, you know, if you don't win seventy two games, you do not get you know, the top pick. And or whatever the games was that he came up with. And I was like, yeah. Actually, it's awesome. That because right now, it's set in stone. If you have the worst record in baseball, you get the topic. I love the fight to win. And if you happen to not fight that day not the entire season. Just one day. That's fine. But the entire season the tanking stuff that that that bugs me the NBA kind of taking a little onus on everything. And putting the odds more say more of the favor of the the middle teams, whatever but teams are not taking they're not gonna they're not benefiting. Now, they could still just eliminate it. If you don't win twenty games, you're not going to get the top pick. Because for me that I just feel there's a couple of teams that you're gonna come on good point good point. I like I like the way that you broke that down. I I have a hard time trying to quibble with you over that. But you do look at some of these teams like you have Chicago Cleveland, New York, it's obvious. What some of these teams are doing and what they've been doing for a couple of months the Knicks are tanking. I do I absolutely do you see if you put in that system where you have to win X amount of games to be part of the draft like say you have to win twenty exactly twenty or the seventy game is a major league baseball. Don't you think teams will exploit that to win seventy games? And then just call it quits, it'd be a little bit harder tank. If you're doing that, though, it'd be harder. But there's always a way to exploit know, always gonna be always gonna be was there ever a way to completely eliminate it? I don't know if that's how I don't know if you can. Tango chance. I like France idea of having a cap on games. It makes it better. It makes it I think. It's not foolproof. But it's a band aid at least. Yeah. It's a band aid, at least date might be aid and water though. And then think about the devil's advocate that there to what if the teams is truly bad only when fifty game true too. And they are actually going to get good. There's a lot that leads up to that answer. Interesting. We saw the Astros just tanked because they had all these young. But they were giving dude's chances in the big leagues that you're going. Why here why is he there and the losses were just piling up because you're going to they're not doing anything to try to make themselves better. You have to find like there's so many teams right now you could say throughout major league baseball that are not trained to do anything to get better. Yeah. Right. A team that we saw for a little bit. A couple of years now in the reds. They've been trying they've been on almost everyone. I love that. I love it. It's so funny to look at the Houston Astros record. Let's start in twenty eleven and go all the way up to the World Series win hundred six losses, and I'm gonna lost his own. This is twenty eleven one zero six one zero seven one eleven ninety two. They finally get into the post season in fifteen obviously, we know happened in seventeen but you have one to three years of one hundred losses and a couple of years in ten and night where they didn't do anything either. So you had three full years of one hundred plus losses before they slowly started to climb their way back. Everybody thinks that the Astros that we're kind of the first team to do that. Go look at the nationals record nationals had this before every buddy this year. Although no one really talks about that. I mean, they didn't win the World Series to nobody. But think about the bonds like when he hit seven fifty six look at that roster. They had. Look at look at the the nationals roster that night. Yeah. I mean, they had players that was probably at the tail end of like having the players that you're going, man. They really bought on a lot of guys, right? They Dmitri young was in there. I believe Zimmerman was there John Lennon was there. But then you're having these guys you're going. Oh, man. And then they happen. Look, the national thing is what I feel like one of those where you could say the tanking was bad. But they really happened to luck out two years in a row. You got I'm not gonna call them both generational players. But you got some super superior talents in Strasbourg and Harper back to back years. That's insane. Yeah. You're right up two thousand eight one zero two as far as losses for the nationals. Oh, nine one zero three ninety three the next year losing Eighty-one there were five hundred team and twenty eleven and then. Into the postseason losing the divisional round of the cardinals. But. I find that to be fascinating. So I don't want to talk about that though. No one talks about the nationals. When you're right everyone thinks it was the Astros that did it I well the Astros. Did it? I think more more or less Astros were the team that became so analytic heavy right there the team that started. Not even started. But were. The challenge I would say to to moneyball because they challenged some of the thoughts of moneyball and went further. Right. So more more teams more people talk about what the Astros did in the nationals because we so analytically based. I mean, everything became about the numbers about you know, how they were from. They tore the whole thing down. They literally toward the whole thing down. I mean, don't you think that's why guys were looking at the Astros. Like what the hell is going on? Don't you think? That's why the Chris career thing happened. I'm breaking into this database and see what's going on the corals except for breaking in the Astros database was it was we looking at that. Was he looking at the the analytics and how they're doing things. He was looking for injuries. That's why I think a lot of it was based on injuries seen who is. Heard and could we have like a little not so much taking advantage of those teams? But taking advantage of those teams are going to give up on certain guys. Can we steal them? Right. Bye. Bye Bilo sell high type thing it didn't work out for him, by the way. No, no. He's one of four guys to be banned from baseball. So for four years, then he get four years. Yep. Yeah. I believe he did. But again, the reason why we talk about the Astros. What's the other part? They want a World Series. They won and better. And at the time at that time. I still think the nationals were talked about more than them. And what they did. Until the Astros real until they made the playoffs. And when they made the playoffs think that was in was that fifteen if flipped everything. Started to flip everything. Slowly, climbing their way back. Fascinating gentlemen. I find that to be very interesting. Then taxation. Hey, real quick on the all-star thing to bear. Yeah. Do you like Dwayne Wade in in Dirk Nowitzki being added by by Adam silver? Yeah. I do because I think those two guys have I mean, obviously an unbelievable legacy but an all star weekend like this. You gotta give a nod to some of these generational play. Of course. Wade and whiskey what they've done in what they've contributed to the NBA are in that category for me. So I I love the non from silver and get juiced up for the NBA all star weekend. But still it's you gotta respect those guys have been around for a long time, and they're champions baseball..