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Fresh update on "russell westbrook" discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

01:29 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russell westbrook" discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"I think because people know he's going to make more than the taxpayer mid level. You think so? I think so. He made like 9 last season. Yeah, it's weird that I haven't seen anything about that. Let me throw something out there. Let's see how you guys feel about this. Sure. You guys have known. I've been in on Damian Jones for a while. Yes. Bring them back. Bring them back. Veteran minimum center bring them back. Let me see your west Matthews. That's right. Yeah, my wife's Matthews. Let me throw this out there. If Damian Jones gets more than the veteran minimum. How do you feel about Moses Brown? Oh. Okay. I'm intrigued. Okay. Yeah. I mean, same idea, right? Yeah. Better amendable, young, big. You can do some stuff. That's like a third phase of free agency signing. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. I mean, not a guy that you're exciting and going. Championship here we come. Let's go, if you're going to take a chance on somebody, maybe not a bad guy to take a chance on. No, I would take Jamie and Jones first. But he's your 14 15th guy by all means. Assuming you've already filled your big role, but yeah, sorry. Yes. Jason T said, if we bring back Russell Westbrook, we end up with none monk and Reeves on the roster, but you start Russ. Thanks for the content. You helped me get through traffic. Would I start? Would you the better question is will he? And what I personally know. We do have a little bit of news here. Let's do it. And it's not breaking break because we heard this earlier today too. But according to Jake Fisher, Blake Griffin is not going back to Brooklyn and is eyeing a return to Los Angeles. Now that could mean the clippers, but he's eyeing a return to Los Angeles that could lead to Blake Griffin with the Lakers. Now we did a video earlier today about Griffin potentially landing with the Lakers and what that would mean and all that. But Sean, you did that. I mean, it sounded more definitive now that he's going to wind up with one of the two LA teams. How would you feel if Blake Griffin was a Laker, Sean, I already got your opinion, the video earlier today. Matt, what do you feel on this? He is a break in case of emergency in the right matchup kind of player to me. Very, very low on my priority list. He's someone where all my options have been exhausted and no one has signed with me yet. That's his when I'm okay with it. Veteran minimum. Yeah, of course. If anything more than that, it's a catastrophe..

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00:59 sec | 1 d ago

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"AP sports I'm John leather bait the Astros scored four times in the first as they pummel the mets 9 one in New York in The Bronx a marwin Gonzalez second inning solo shot gave the Yankees a two one win over Oakland A person with direct knowledge of the decisions as Lakers guard Russell Westbrook exercising his option to play for just over $47 million next season The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither was broken or the leakers revealed the decision publicly a person with knowledge of the negotiations had Celtics assisted will hardy has accepted an offer to become the coach of the Utah Jazz Hardly in the jazz were in the process of finalizing contract language according to the prison who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side announced the deal publicly Brooks Koepka the latest PGA golfer to defect of the live series he will play his first tournament in its U.S. debut starting Thursday near Portland I'm John leatherbee AB sports

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Fresh update on "russell westbrook" discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

01:10 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russell westbrook" discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Carmelo was 37 when we signed him, right? Or 36, I can't remember. But yeah, that fit the timeline. Sean, would you do that? It's a marriage pact. What are you healed? For THC none like went in? Yeah. No. No. I personally like none a lot and I think he could really contribute for you next year on a bargain of a contract still. The average 15 in points per game on 30% is shooting from three of Miami. And no, I mean, I like Winnie in law, THT. I think you could get, I don't know, man. I'm saying no. It's just too much depth for one piece. Yeah. Yeah. Especially when you're already thin, you're already done. Mentality. I suggested this move for Russ. What Beal and harden are doing. If you're really serious about winning, you made your money opt out and sign again for less. I don't think be able to sign up for less. To help out your team, it's a different situation with Russell Westbrook. It's totally different because Hardin and Beale are on teams that want to keep them around. That want them to see that the path to winning involves them being there. I can't say the same for Russ. And yeah, if Russ, if Russ opted out, the Lakers would not, they wouldn't offer that contract. They wouldn't, you know, they would resign him. Right? I mean, unless unless we're all said, hey, veteran minimum. I really want to win. But you're talking about a $45 billion pay cut. He's not doing that. Yeah, the key point there was teams that want them still. There would be a parade if for us had opted out of its contract. I just saw, go ahead and Trevor. I need to mention this. The Lakers from a PR perspective have handled this rust situation beautifully. Every chance they've had to speak positively about Russ, they've done it. Despite the fact that everybody knows they're trying to trade him behind the scenes, right? They have made sure that that has not been a public situation at all. They've talked about welcoming him back with arms wide open and all this kind of stuff. That is what they needed to do in this situation because otherwise it gets really messy if rust comes back and publicly you've admitted to trying to trade him and all that, right? That makes an awkward situation even worse. And so I think the Lakers in terms of what they put out there and what they've actually said,.

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

02:23 min | 2 weeks ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"That sort of thing, if he looks at that, I could see him taking that offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and then hitting free agency the next summer. And then, of course, you would have to hope that you can move THT for a tube that has some size that can be a little bit switchy because you're going to need to do that. Like if you were to take Josh Richardson off of this roster and put THT in, you've kind of got a little bit of a mess because Reeves, lamb, either one of them going to start at the two, maybe Reeves, but can he consistently shoot the three? I think it's going to be absolutely critical that you find somebody who can do that. And Josh Richardson just has more of a history of doing that. I'm not saying Reeves can't. Maybe he will be able to, but the three point shot was not his strong suit last season and shot in the low 30s. And so that's simply not high enough. I know he is working on it this summer. Hopefully he comes into camp ready and he's hitting the threes and he's good to go there. But if not, I think you need somebody else that can do that THT, a big question mark there. Can he improve his three point shooting? I think you need to go get somebody who can. Josh Richardson would be an option there. Again, I mentioned kentavious Caldwell Pope. Even if you go Kyle Kuzma and you have to slide TJ Warren up to the two, at least then you've got some floor spacing there. So that part of this is really important that you can move THD to find somebody who can defend multiple positions and shoot the three. And again, I tried to focus on getting younger while still finding pieces that could fit for the Los Angeles Lakers. If nothing else, I hope this illustrates that rob palika has a tall task ahead of him and it's not going to be easy to put together a competitive roster for the Lakers this season while keeping your future powder relatively dry in terms of your future picks, keeping Russell Westbrook on the roster and maintaining that kind of flexibility moving forward because let's face it, there's going to be a lot of teams around the league that are going to try to fleece the Lakers in a Russell Westbrook trade. So it's very possible. Maybe even likely now that the Lakers find themselves in a situation where rob pelinka has to build a roster with Russell Westbrook on it and figure out a way to make things work even with head coach starman ham wanting to do a four out one in offense. Yeah, it's going to be a very, very interesting balancing act for rob pelinka. But Lakers nation. Give me your thoughts. What do you think about this roster that I've assembled for the purple and gold? Let me know in the comment section down below over on YouTube or let me know in the reviews over on Apple podcasts. Till next time everybody. See ya and stay safe..

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Fresh update on "russell westbrook" discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

01:17 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "russell westbrook" discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Sean, what do you think? Kevin Knox. Batman. Veteran minimum shore. Kevin Darcy isn't a good NBA player really. For me to say he just hasn't been good. He has not again. No, he's not a good MBA. NBA players. Yeah, there we go. He would still be all of us and pick up, but he's not a good MBA player. Better and minimum sure, I guess, but no. No. He's like a young reclamation project that you take a swing on if you've got an extra roster spot. I was totally expecting a relationship analogy there. Matt, you disappointed me. Kevin. Kevin Knox or Josh Jackson. Josh Jackson, Josh Jackson. Didn't have a terrible season with Detroit, second half of the year. So, Joe's asking, when is Chris masters making the parents again? I don't know, he is super busy wrestling right now though. Yep. He's wrestling, like all over the place. Yep. You're gonna get that Scorpio sky Chris master's dream match. Yeah, well, we're gonna have to set that up. We're gonna have to set that up. Oh, here's a good question. Vector nova. So miles bridges, TMZ just broke this like 20 minutes before we came on that miles bridges was arrested. Domestic violence situation. Again, I don't know the details of the case. I just saw the headline. Expected to get somewhere near a max, if not a max contract and free agency. That could certainly change things. The hornets were looking to shed salary so that they could, in part, pay him, as well as pay labella ball and does this affect a potential Russell Westbrook trade, like do the hornets now with what's just happened. Do they want to move off of a Gordon Hayward or anybody like that in order to pay miles bridges? I mean, if there was a hoarded trade for Russell Westbrook, that's a big if. Could this have just killed that? Good question. We don't know. We don't know all the details, but yeah, I mean, I saw he had posted bail and released and for agency to start. I mean, I don't know, man. I know this has happened today, but I feel like there's already been talks of a contract extension between the two sides at least. I don't know if necessarily affects anything. But I still don't think arrest trade happens unless the Lakers fork up some pics, man. I just can't see it. That's what we've heard, right? Has been that the Lakers, the only options they had to trade Russ involved them giving up a future first and they were not willing to do that. So if that's still the case, and that hasn't changed, then there is no trade, right? Something has to change. Either somebody is willing to do a rush trade without a future first, or the Lakers are willing to do a future first..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:24 min | 2 weeks ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Could certainly do worse as a backup guard. From there, Jeremy lamb, Jeremy lamb right now with the Sacramento Kings, this is a player that the Lakers have been connected to in the past. Again, I'm looking for a little bit of size on the wing, which the Lakers have not had in recent seasons, especially last season at 6 5, he can give you some of that, not necessarily the best career three point shooter. And I know shooting is important for this Lakers team. But again, I need that size on the wings. And so as a backup to, I'm going to go with Jeremy lamb once again a veteran minimum. He was not killing it last season or anything. So that gives me a chance to go get him. And I think the Lakers because of the opportunities that they can offer because they do have such a wide open roster. I think they're going to be able to land some guys on veteran minimum deals that are looking to do essentially what Malik monk did last season. Come in, rehab their value and then maybe hit free agency again. And that would certainly be the case with Jeremy lamb. So bring him in just 30 years old, young enough to where he can still be a contributor for the Los Angeles Lakers and speaking of guys who are going to try to rehab their value. This is my taxpayer mid level. Now, yes, it's TJ Warren. Before anybody throws their screen or anything like that and says, what? This guy hasn't played basketball in two years. Yeah, he hasn't. He hasn't. He looked fantastic in the bubble in Orlando right before he got hurt. He's had a couple of foot injuries, rumor was he was ready to play at the end of last season, but the pacers were tanking, so they figured why even bother why risk bringing him back. And so they chose to just keep him out for the season, but he has been actually healthy for quite some time now. So TJ Warren, the reason why I'm taking the gamble here is because had he been healthy, you're not getting him for the taxpayer mid level. Again, he was phenomenal. Phenomenal. In the bubble for the Indiana Pacers, he's a guy who can score it quite a bit, 6, 8, gives you the size on the wing that you're looking for. And I think the Lakers, if you're keeping Russell Westbrook and you are not moving those future first round picks, which I'm not doing in this roster build. That means you have to take some risk. And that's what I'm doing here because if you don't, we know what LeBron Russ and AD looks like together. If they all stay healthy, are they a playoff team? Yes, I think that they are. I think that injuries prevented them from being at least a playoff team. And that's not saying much. You only have to be in the top ten to get into the playoffs. I think it's fair to say if the Lakers didn't suffer so many injuries last season, they're in the playoffs. So those three together, they can be a playoff team, but if you want to be a contender, if you want to be a contender, you're going to need more..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

03:41 min | 2 weeks ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Look, Greg Popovich has no love loss for the Los Angeles Lakers working out a deal with the spurs. It will not be easy. But looking at the Lakers roster right now, Taylor Horton Tucker Russell Westbrook does not fit. Now, I think this is a dangerous trade in that there's a pretty decent chance that Taylor Horton Tucker when he gets traded somewhere will look better in that place than he did with the Lakers last season and that will further the narrative that the Lakers aren't great at developing young players. So you've got to be careful here. I think that at 21 years old, it's pretty likely that Taylor Horton Tucker just in terms of development will probably be better next season than he was this season, particularly if he doesn't have to have surgery on the thumb of his shooting hand in pre season. So I would also caution that if the Lakers catch wind that THT is suddenly shooting much better. If he's suddenly shooting league average or something like that, I probably don't do this deal. But if he's not and if we're operating under the assumption that Taylor Horton Tucker continues to be a poor three point shooter, he's just not a fit with Russell Westbrook and all you wind up doing is you wind up devaluing talen Horton Tucker by trying to force him to play alongside Russ. So what I'm going to do in this scenario is I'm going to move him and I'm going to find a three and D style wing player Josh Richardson fits that mold with the San Antonio spurs so you're going to go get him for the upside that Taylor Horton Tucker has to offer again decent potential that a few years down the road you're looking at this and you're thinking, man, I wish we hadn't done that. But again, as of this moment, if you want to want this team to win right now and have a shot to do it with Russell Westbrook on the roster, you need to find some three and D help at the wing. He's 6 5 Richardson is. So he can float a little bit between the two and the three can provide decent.

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:34 min | 2 weeks ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"One of these. And what we do is we break down a roster build. So we go through and we build out the Lakers roster through free agency through the draft, trades all of that and we come up with a somewhat realistic roster the Lakers could put together if things tend to break right for them under a very specific set of circumstances. So for example, the last one of these that I did, we pretended that the Lakers were willing to trade anything in order to improve right now. So everything was available 2027 first, 2029 first, young played whatever. Everything was available, what kind of roster do you end up with? That was the last one we did for this one. We are going to have the parameters be Russell Westbrook stays with the Lakers. And that feels like the path that we're actually heading down right now, which is not what we would have said going into the off season. So today, I'm going to build out a roster with Russell Westbrook still on the team and try to make the team as competitive as possible. So that's my goal today and of course I stay grounded in reality as much as possible. Yes, we tilt things as though things are breaking right for the Lakers. But you're not going to see anything crazy in here. Like you're not going to see, I don't know, Taylor Horton Tucker and Kendrick nunn traded for Kevin Durant or something like that. It's not going to be two K style. We're going to try to keep things as grounded in reality as we possibly can as we build out this roster. Before I dive into it, everybody would really appreciate it if you go over to Apple podcasts, give us a 5 star rating over there. Write a little something in the review. It takes about 20 seconds and it's a great way to help out the show. Of course, if you're watching the video version of this on the Lakers nation, YouTube channel, make sure you do subscribe and then turn on notifications, gonna be a busy off season. So stay in the know, make sure you follow me on this over on Apple podcast as well as the Lakers nation YouTube channel..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

03:41 min | 3 weeks ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Again, no matter what. No matter what he does this season, he's not getting that contract. But what is next summer going to look like for Russ if this season doesn't go well? He's actually got a lot riding on this season and his ability to show that he can adjust and adapt. I thought it would take this contract being up and the reality of free agency to hit him for him to truly adjust. I'm hoping that that's not the case and that he's already looking ahead and this season. We're going to see a more adaptable Russell Westbrook and maybe him being there at the presser tonight or this afternoon was a step towards that. That's my optimist. That's my optimistic side of it anyway. Well, I'm just hoping honestly that, you know, especially when it kept talking about how defense falling asleep on defense. You know, that's just focused, man. In my opinion, I'm just hoping that darvin ham is able to reel. If you can cut down just giving teams easy layup, you know, you'll give yourself so much more of a chance towards the end of the game, especially if you're turning the ball over. So just focus, getting these guys focused again, these guys honed in on the defensive end. But also that goes into also roster construction, still got to bring in some more guys who can defend to help Russell Westbrook. We're not saying that Russell Westbrook is going to be this lockdown perimeter defender, but when you got 5 guys on a string as, you know, they like to say in basketball, your team is going to be so much better. Defensively, especially when you have Anthony Davis who coach ham, you know, mentions going to be the foundation of the defense. So I'm just hoping he can get him focused. And I think that'll do wonders for our defense. And then everything else is just icing on top. James bell with a super chat said the stars respect this coach more because his come up and where he is now..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:34 min | Last month

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Things over with fans is to win. Winning cures all. If the Lakers figure out some way to make it work and Russell Westbrook's on the team and they win, everything's going to be just fine. If he's on the team next season and they don't win, that is going to be a big, big, big problem. It was already a problem this season. It didn't work. If he's on the team next season, he's even going to be a bigger lightning rod if the team is continuing to fail. So is it possible? I've been looking at this as a no. Is it possible for the Lakers to find success next season with LeBron, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook on the roster? Possible, yes, I don't like my odds. Possible. I mean, sure, everything's possible, right? Maybe the Lakers hire a great head coach. I don't know, Darwin ham. And he's able to solve the Westbrook issue with the Lakers. Who knows? I'm just putting it out there. It's the NBA. Crazy things happen. Is it likely to happen? I don't think so, but could it? Sure. Why not? I'm just not, I do not have the tolerance to find out, though. Yeah, personally. I would prefer a clean slate. My belief is, in order to get the best version of Russell Westbrook, you've got to do so much damage that it's not worth it. The cure is worse than the disease. In this situation, I think that what used to be okay because Russell Westbrook was an MVP of Russell Westbrook was one of the best players in the NBA. Doing the things you needed to do in order to allow Russell Westbrook to shine. It was worth it because you were going to win more games than you lost because Russell weissberg was that good. This version of Russell Westbrook, the things that you have to do in order to make him comfortable in order to make him fit, ultimately results in losing basketball because you're either devaluing some of the other pieces on your roster, you're playing a style that isn't conducive to winning. It creates issues. And so I don't know if those two things can go hand in hand, keeping Russell Westbrook and getting more production out of him while winning basketball games. I don't know if you can do both those things. And so that's going to be interesting to watch if they do bring in a new head coach, particularly if it's a rookie head coach, how do you manage that situation? Because I feel like scheme wise while I'm sure there's always different things you can try. And of course, different players you can add and things like that to try to unlock things, scheme wise it felt like Frank Vogel tried just about everything you possibly could with Russell Westbrook, and there was no combination that was working..

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James scores 56 points, Lakers beat Warriors to end skid

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 4 months ago

James scores 56 points, Lakers beat Warriors to end skid

"Lebron James lit it up for a fifty six points in the Lakers won twenty four to one sixteen win over the warriors it is James highest point total as a Laker and matches the highest scoring game in the NBA this season so pretty good my game tonight no every every point every part of floor and and we're still there Michael place that was not Russell Westbrook added twenty points and Carmelo Anthony had fourteen LA ends a four game losing skid Stephan curry led Golden State with thirty points the warriors have dropped four straight and six out of seven mark Myers Los Angeles

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:59 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Was brought up. It's been a rough go for Russell Westbrook in terms of his role. It's constantly shifted and I think that, while that doesn't, again, that doesn't excuse the missed lamps. It doesn't excuse the lack of attention to detail and the defensive end of the floor, it's just something that if we don't mention it, we're not looking at the full picture of what's going on here with Russell Westbrook. People are saying, well, why isn't he the guy that he was? Well part of it is because everything around him is constantly changing and he's constantly trying to adjust, and that's not an easy thing. For a guy like Russ. You can't say that, Trevor. You're making excuses, man. Come on. Gosh. These Lakers nation people, all they do is make excuses. Okay. I wasn't sure if I was even gonna mention this. I guess I might as well get into it because we're halfway there at this point. I have gotten almost every single day over the last month or so. Which, by the way, my DMs are open on Twitter and everything like that on Instagram. So I get people messaging me all the time. I've gotten, I mean, literally hundreds of Russell Westbrook trades sent to me. What do you think about this? What do you think about that? What do you think about this? That's fine. No problem. But I have gotten every just about every day. I get people coming at me saying you're making excuses for Russell Westbrook. I can't even listen to this. Why are you making excuses for us? If I say anything like what I just said, and at the same time, I get people coming to me saying you are, why are you blaming everything on Russ? It's not really Russ. It's this guy's fault. Now, part of that, part of that. And so I've got fans coming at me saying you're being too hard on Russ. I've got kids coming at me saying this is all Russ's fault. How dare you defend him at all? It reminds me honestly when I was teaching. I one of my first years. I got two emails, the same day. One saying that I wasn't going in depth enough for parents. One thing I didn't go in depth enough into the Holocaust, which is a topic that I was covering. Another one saying I was going too far. Too far in depth into the Holocaust and that I allowed too much of the disturbing elements I don't know, well it's the Holocaust. It's disturbing, right?.

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:23 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"On like the layups and yes, that's very frustrating, but one thing I think Frank is and he's a defensive line coach. I work with one myself as well. They don't really care. I don't think Frank cares for us misses a layup. I don't think he cares. Especially because of the status of Russell Westbrook, what do you say achieved in his career as recent last season? I don't think Frank Vogel cares about the miss layups or the bad jumpers because if he did, Russell Westbrook would not be on the floor at all, right? So I don't think Frank Vogel cares, but Frank does care and it's very apparent is the little things to intensively. The Lake cures outside maybe was daily Johnson, Anthony Davis and Reeves maybe. They don't have a lot of great point of attack on ball defenders, but Malik monk is a smart off ball defender. LeBron is a really smart awful defender. You have guys that are really good off the ball. So you don't have to be this Kawhi Leonard level on ball defender, but you need to be smart with your rotations. When it's time to trap you're talking communication offensively or even like really little stuff, fighting over top of screens so that they don't get it easy, drive to the basket. The little things like that and that's where Russell Westbrook really struggled in the next game and quite frankly for the majority of the season. You know, I think one thing that we need to mention about Russ and Frank Vogel has gone to this a lot. Frank Vogel is a new school coach if we want to look at him in that way. And I'm not talking about X's and O's. I know he's adapted his schemes quite a bit. Frank Vogel is new school in terms of how he handles his players. We've heard quite a bit about the collaborative aspect of any of his film sessions. It is very much not him standing at the front of the room barking at the players saying this is what you did here. This is what you did there. And there's a lot of voices in the room. Players are speaking up. They're involved in the process. Which coming from an education background, I can appreciate that. There's studies and everything that have shown that that creates more buy in. And there's definitely positives to doing something like that. Frank Vogel is also in terms of how he relates to players through the media. He's also a shield. You never hear Frank vocal really criticize his players. At least not publicly not to.

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:11 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"But if you're the Lakers to throw in a first now and to just say we're done on Russell Westbrook, it looks bad. It could be bad business too. You mentioned putting in THT, I think the Lakers have to be careful with THT. Because most likely, if you trade him now, you've got to be sure you're getting something, I think that can really make a difference. Because most likely, if you trade THT now, let's say you use whatever value he's got and he may not have the same value around the NBA team by team. It's going to vary. Most likely though, THT will look better a year from now than he does right now. Because that's the nature of going from 21 to 22, getting another year of experience in the NBA. Most likely he's going to look better a year from now. And if you trade him now, you could very well be selling low on him. Now maybe the Lakers are in a situation right now, where it's worth it to sell low. They have to. They want to try to maximize their what they're doing at this moment with LeBron James at 37. That's understandable. But I think if the Lakers are going to attach assets to Russell Westbrook just to move him, it can't be a desperation just get this guy off the roster type thing. I don't think you can approach it from that scenario. I think you've got to be careful. You have to get something that it's actually going to help you. And because of that, or in part because of that, I don't see a trade actually happening with Russ. Yeah, again, as you mentioned at THC, 21 to 22, 22 to 23 preferably staying with the same team as well. That's gonna make a big difference. So THC is specially I'm a little more cautious about and then again a Russ and John wall potential trade like you mentioned. That looks really bad because you just need to Westbrook. You're trading him back into giving up a first round pick like he would just take and we don't want him anymore..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:16 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"I will put them on the YouTube channel as well. So you get to pick where you want to view or listen to each shows, just know that that's going to be there. Sometimes it takes the form of the postgame show when we have a midweek game or something like that. But in any event, your podcast feed will have a fresh pot on it every day Monday through Friday. All right, we've got a lot to get into today. We're going to talk, of course, a little bit about Russell Westbrook. I do have the mailbag to crack open here. We need to talk about Anthony Davis as well. In fact, that's where we're going to start. Joining me is Sean Davis from Lakers nation dot com. Sean, how are you doing? I'm doing all right, Trevor. How are you doing, actually? Feels like any axe that for once. I am hanging in there right now. It's been, I'm glad the Lakers got the win over the next. That certainly helped lift my spirits. I think it lifted the spirits of Lakers fans a little bit as well. I've been doing a little bit of a the office. I wouldn't want to say a rewatch. I've seen it so many times already, but I'm kind of going through and like picking specific episodes that I know are fantastic. And the last one I watched might be the greatest episode and that was the dinner party one. So I'm feeling pretty good after watching that video. Just a classic episode. So coming into the show, I've got that kind of that vibe still because I just watched it and it was fantastic. And so I'm excited for this. You get the dinner party episode and following up a Lakers one. Hey, that's a win win there. Absolutely. Absolutely. Now, Anthony Davis, we got to talk about him, because here's the thing. I'm getting so much about Russell Westbrook. And that's fine. That's fine. We can definitely and we will talk about him on this show. We've talked about him quite a bit. But I almost feel like the Russ concern or the worries over Russell Westbrook, particularly after that horrific performance against the New York Knicks. Yeah. It's almost eclipsing. It kind of is eclipsing Anthony Davis and what he's done. So I don't want to lose sight of what AD is doing. And not to mention LeBron coming back. That kind of stole some of the spotlight as well. And rightfully so, LeBron was fantastic against the next game time decision and then he just messes around and drops triple double. It don't get me wrong. LeBron deserves plenty of spotlight, but Anthony Davis, let's talk a little bit about him because since he has come back. From his injury..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:02 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast

"Did not make sense. Did not make any sense going into this one. Samuel henrique said, Trevor, was super chat. Thank you for what you do. I usually can't watch the games because I'm working, but I'm able to stay updated through the podcast. Oh, well, Samuel, thank you for the kind words. I do appreciate it. This is certainly a labor of love for all of us at Lakers nation. We enjoy getting to do this and feel very privileged to get to do this and it's because of people like all of you who come in here and watch. So appreciate all of you for sure. All right. Let's see here. I want to get into some of the stats as well. So Russ, by the way, 360 award, they can't really have it. It's the zero award because it was only Russ, but if LeBron and AD had played and we still got this version of Russ, there's a decent chance Russo won this award. 12 for 23 shooting, three of 7, 8 from three, 8 of ten from the free throw line, four boards, 5 assists, one turnover. And Russ is usage must have been through the roof in this game and still one turnover 35 points. This was his best performance of the season and he did it in. Some interesting comments here. He did it in a half, 30 of those points came in a half. He was absolutely fantastic. He was fantastic. So that being the case, this was a very clear win for Russell Westbrook in terms of where what he's done so far in the season. This is the guy, right? Well, we just saw in this half. That's the guy that we were hoping to see. This was my main criticism from Russell Westbrook last game. Last game, I said, hey, when LeBron is out, the whole point or a good portion of the point of bringing in Russell Westbrook was he's supposed to run things when LeBron is out. If LeBron's out, Russ can bear that burden, and he can lead you through to the finish line. And we hadn't seen that Russell Westbrook all season. All season.

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Bridges, Hornets hold off short-handed Lakers, 117-114

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00:42 sec | 5 months ago

Bridges, Hornets hold off short-handed Lakers, 117-114

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:03 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"And this is, I mean, Pablo, this is after one of the best wins of the year. So like, there's been three or four of these games that the Lakers have had, where it felt like, okay, they're turning a corner. They had just beat the Utah Jazz in one of those type of games on a Monday night. Indiana comes to town. This is another very winnable game that they should have. One of the worst teams in the entire league, the pacers are. Yes. And the Lakers proceed to blow it. But in the way they started blowing it. And Russell Westbrook's role in the blowing it is what finally got Frank Vogel to decide, I gotta take him out of the game. That's a mismatch that Westbrook likes 20 foot bank shot hit the top of the backboard. Nice. He was aiming to bank it, but he threw it up too high off the glass. And probably like, people get benched all the time for various reasons, but very rarely do future Hall of Famers who just got named to the NBA's 75 best players of all time list. Get benched. And after the game, Frank Vogel was asked, why did you bench Russell Westbrook? And he says, it's just playing the guy who I thought gave us the best chance to win. Frank, you opted to go with Russ on the bench at the end of the game. What were you what were you looking for there? What was the thinking behind that behind that choice? Yeah, playing the guys. I thought we were going to win the game. Ramona, it's not great when what would otherwise be a very sort of like boilerplate coaching cliche comes off sounding like a red alarm subtweet. I mean, I don't know what there's this. There's nothing sub about that. That's on the nose, right? I mean, that's like a slap in the face. And the fact that Russell Westbrook knew what was happening. He walked off the court with ten seconds left in the game. And with straight to the locker room, didn't shake hands with anybody, and then left without speaking to the media. You know, from what I heard, he was kind of in the showers when the team came by to bring it up at the end. There wasn't a whole lot of interaction between west and his teammates afterwards. He says that he was willing to talk to the media that night, but Lakers PR advised him not to, said he didn't have to. But the next 36 hours of that news cycle were pretty rough. He's asking for some patients from people. This is his third team. His fourth team in four years is third new team and that it takes time to figure out how to play with each other just very undeterred about getting past Wednesday night and figuring out how to play and how to win for this Laker team. It felt like a turning point to the extent that somebody covering the league and covering this team, I was worried about, okay, is he going to show up on their flight tomorrow? They have a flight to Orlando that leaves at ten. And it's about 11 p.m. right now. He's got to drive home and do his thing. And it was, you know, Russell Westbrook's a pro, he's been through a lot of things in his career. He's a proud guy. I can't imagine him not showing up for a flight, but it was that level of a move that, you know, you never know how a superstar is going to react to that. And especially a superstar who's spent all year hearing that he's the problem and realizes probably now that he's going to be scapegoated for how the season has gone off the rails for the Lakers. And just to give a little more context Ramona into that particular moment, and the time in which it happened, simultaneous to all of this, of course, was the idea that Frank Vogel had been on a hot seat. That's right. I mean, two games earlier against the Utah Jazz. I had gotten a tip saying, hey, Frank's really on the hot seat. If they lose this one, you know, watch out. And, you know, we all called, you know, I called Adrian mos ruski and David Bennett and we all kind of on high alert for that game because they had just lost three in a row, and they didn't just lose three in a row. They lost to the kings, not one of the best teams in the NBA by any stretch of the imagination for probably the last 20 years, for being honest. And then they went to Denver and got worked. And it wasn't just a loss. It was listless and the spiriting, 30 point loss, where they were never in it, or never competitive. And the sense I've had around the Lakers and Frank Vogel all season is that nobody really wants to fire Frank Vogel. They all remember he led them to a championship in 2020. But there's only so many of those type of losses you can have. You gotta do something, right? And the question is, well, here you have a coach and a bunch of star players and it turns out that the microscope ends up focusing less on Frank Vogel in the end than on Russell Westbrook robot. And I want you to just explain for those who are unfamiliar, just how Westbrook even came to the team in the first place and what the whole vision was for the union that has now fragmented since. So Pablo, this story starts in the summer of 2021. When Russell Westbrook is still a member of the Washington Wizards, he had a really good finish to the season. He and Bradley Beal teamed up and the wizards finished strong and Russ's going for triple doubles every night. Westbrook rocking the cradle off one foot in the lane in and out and in. 32 30. Westbrook gets his tenth point. All right, he's got double digits and scoring. And it looked like he had really figured that out to the point where I think he had rebuilt his value around the league after a pretty rough stretch there in Houston. And Russell's hanging out in Washington and enjoyed his time there. But for the past three or four years, he's been focused on this idea of getting back to LA in some way. He's from Los Angeles. He has three kids. His family's here. He's one of those college for UCLA. Played for UCLA. His dad and his mom and his brother and his friends are all here in Los Angeles. And I think that was very appealing to us for the past couple of years. And so, LeBron James and Anthony Davis were also looking for another star to play alongside of them because both of them quite frankly had broken down. The year before. And some of that is just physical because the Lakers were playing after a very short layoff from the bubble. There was not enough time for them to recover, but there was a very real sense that LeBron James was turning 37 in at the end of December, Anthony Davis had had injury after injury. And the Lakers as currently.

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

02:59 min | 5 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"How was Russ after the game? Is that the sort of thing that bothers him? Have you followed us throughout his career? Have you followed us throughout this season? Would you think that would bother us not being like? Very nice. The Los Angeles Lakers are a team beset by questions. And the answers to at least some of them as no less than LeBron James just indicated there are painfully obvious. Like, of course, Russell Westbrook is bothered. Of course, LeBron himself, if he couldn't tell. His father. But all of that raises follow-up questions. So today, Ramona shelburne takes us inside the chemistry test underway in Los Angeles. And she tells us how bad all of this has really gotten. Behind the scenes. I'm Pablo taure. It's Thursday, January 27th. This is ESPN daily. Ramona, you're out in LA, you live and breathe the Lakers. How would you summarize the State of the Union for this team right now? Stuck with each other. You know, probably there's a lot of rich people in LA who are married and stay in marriages that aren't working out because it's too expensive to get divorced. The image has been in my mind for the past couple of weeks as I watch this team. There's just they went all in. They all talked about how this was going to go. They felt good about things, they entered into this new marriage with open eyes and also maybe way too optimistic eyes. Because it's just, you know, for a long time, I was saying, okay, give them time. There's only been 15 games where all three guys have played together. You know, each time LeBron is out or Anthony Davis is out Russell Westbrook has to play differently. But I think at some point during the season, you are what you are. Or what your record says you are. There's just not a lot of coming together. Things that give people hope. Yeah, the team right now is fighting to be a playoff team. They're fighting Ramona for the 8th seed. And so as romance goes, I do want to track the change of heart around Russell Westbrook because what you've focused on in your latest piece for ESPN dot com is the experiment that has been bringing Russ into state well done even called Staples Center, part of all the rebranding. You can still call it Staples Center. The crypto dot com crypt, whatever we're calling it. I mean, there was a moment it sounds like. A particularly dramatic moment where it became undeniable, essentially to everyone that this marriage was not so functional, tell us about that. Well,.

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NFL reduce isolation, Madden dies, Air Force, Gonzaga win

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01:59 min | 6 months ago

NFL reduce isolation, Madden dies, Air Force, Gonzaga win

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Gilgeous-Alexander's triple-double leads Thunder past Denver

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 6 months ago

Gilgeous-Alexander's triple-double leads Thunder past Denver

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Reaves' 3 at buzzer gives Lakers 107-104 win over Mavs in OT

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00:39 sec | 7 months ago

Reaves' 3 at buzzer gives Lakers 107-104 win over Mavs in OT

"Rookie rookie Austin Austin Reaves Reaves three three pointer pointer with with nine nine tenths tenths of of a a second second left left in in overtime overtime lifted lifted the the LA LA Lakers Lakers to to a a dramatic dramatic one one oh oh seven seven one one oh oh four four win win over over the the Dallas Dallas Mavericks Mavericks today today you you gotta gotta produce produce on on the the basketball basketball court court and and permitted permitted that that shot shot for for my my teammates teammates have have the the trusted trusted me me to to take take that that shot shot is is is is very very very very special special the the Lakers Lakers have have now now won won three three straight straight improved improved to to sixteen sixteen and and thirteen thirteen when when Ellington Ellington hit hit a a clutch clutch three three for for the the Lakers Lakers with with two two seconds seconds left left in in regulation regulation to to send send the the game game into into overtime overtime lebron lebron James James led led the the Lakers Lakers with with twenty twenty four four Russell Russell Westbrook Westbrook had had twenty twenty three three Anthony Anthony Davis Davis twenty twenty Reese Reese finished finished with with fifteen fifteen hitting hitting five five treys treys while while Jaylen Jaylen Brunson Brunson led led the the match match with with twenty twenty five five Kristofferson Kristofferson has has added added twenty twenty three three Bob Bob Stevens Stevens Dallas Dallas

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Lakers handle Celtics 117-102, split rivalry for season

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00:33 sec | 7 months ago

Lakers handle Celtics 117-102, split rivalry for season

"The the Lakers Lakers got got a a big big night night from from their their big big three three as as they they rolled rolled over over the the Celtics Celtics one one seventeen seventeen to to one one oh oh two two lebron lebron James James scored scored thirty thirty points points Russell Russell Westbrook Westbrook twenty twenty four four and and Anthony Anthony Davis Davis added added seventeen seventeen with with sixteen sixteen rebounds rebounds the the lady lady took took a a five five point point lead lead at at halftime halftime then then out out scored scored the the seized seized thirty thirty one one twenty twenty in in the the third third to to take take a a commanding commanding lead lead into into the the final final quarter quarter Jayson Jayson Tatum Tatum led led Boston Boston with with thirty thirty four four Lakers Lakers back back over over five five hundred hundred thirteen thirteen and and twelve twelve Celtics Celtics also also now now thirteen thirteen and and twelve twelve mark mark Myers Myers Los Los Angeles Angeles

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Knicks recover to beat Lakers team missing suspended James

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 7 months ago

Knicks recover to beat Lakers team missing suspended James

"The next wasted a twenty five point lead before Immanuel Quickley nailed four three pointers in the final period bailing out New York in a victory over the Lakers one oh six one hundred we came out ready to play and then they made some adjustments so we need it you know we know that we're gonna be ready to you know make that second push so we just you know want to withstand that and you know we need to get away so credits Argos Julius Randle added twenty points sixteen rebounds and five assists for the next despite foul trouble Evan Fournier scored twenty six to lead the Knicks Russell Westbrook had thirty one points thirteen rebounds and ten assists for LA which played while lebron James served a one game suspension for his altercation in Sunday's win over the pistons I'm Dave Ferrie

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Davis has 34 points and 15 rebounds, Lakers beat Spurs

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00:40 sec | 8 months ago

Davis has 34 points and 15 rebounds, Lakers beat Spurs

"Anthony Davis provided thirty four points and fifteen rebounds as the Lakers beat the spurs one fourteen one oh six I just want to come back and just start dominate the game now what I can to so you get the time gone Davis scored nineteen in the first quarter on eight of ten shooting and had twenty seven points by halftime Russell Westbrook finished with fourteen points eleven rebounds and seven assists Malik monk at sixteen points for the Lakers the spurs pull within one of five one or three with two forty one remaining on a three pointer by Doug McDermott but the Lakers followed with a seven oh run to take control to chante Murray had a triple double for the spurs with twenty two points ten rebounds and ten assists on the ferry

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Lakers rally late in regulation, hold off Heat 120-117 in OT

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 8 months ago

Lakers rally late in regulation, hold off Heat 120-117 in OT

"Playing without injured star lebron James the Lakers were still able to beat the heat in overtime one twenty to one seventeen coach Frank Vogel love the effort has agree firemen were on a man's you know we're learning each other I get a really good team some some would say the best in the illegal Bethany's and your guys competed Malik monk scored a Laker high twenty seven points Russell Westbrook had a twenty five point triple double and Anthony Davis netted twenty four band at a bio led Miami with twenty eight points Tyler hero came off the bench to score twenty seven mark Myers Los Angeles

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Update on the latest sports

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01:59 min | 8 months ago

Update on the latest sports

"Sports I'm John the US rules are bank of the World Series after a seven to win over the Atlanta Braves have been a big park Adams believe has more from Houston with the game tied at one the bottom four hitters in the Astros order came up with four straight singles to give the Astros a lead they would never relinquish Jose Altuve a finished two for five with a home run as Jose or TV became the first Mexican border pitcher to earn multiple wins in the World Series by holding the Braves to two runs over five innings to the association but he got twenty four points and nine rebounds from bam Adebayo as Miami two alternates one oh six ninety three elsewhere Trae young had thirty one points as the hawks bested the pelicans one oh two ninety nine deangelo Russell poured in twenty nine points as the Timberwolves took care of the box one thirteen one await Washington down Boston by a score of one sixteen one oh seven Russell Westbrook with the report group full double twenty points fourteen assists thirteen boards of ten turnovers of the thunder ended up prevailing with a one twenty three one fifteen when the Hornets are foreign one after a one twenty one eleven win over the magic elsewhere the king's top the sons one ten one oh seven it was Cleveland ninety two the clippers seventy nine and Portland defeated Memphis one sixteen ninety six the raptors one in Toronto for the first time in six hundred twelve days taking care of the Pacers one eighteen one hundred in the NHL the Florida Panthers are off to a supplemental start after a four one win over the Boston Bruins elsewhere Philadelphia beat admitted five three three games going to overtime all three with identical results Dylan Larkin with the game winner as the red wings up into the capital street to the golden knights beat the stars while the maple Leafs edged the Blackhawks I'm John literate AP sports

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Davis, Westbrook lead Lakers by Spurs minus James, 125-121

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00:47 sec | 8 months ago

Davis, Westbrook lead Lakers by Spurs minus James, 125-121

"Anthony Davis a student and Russell Westbrook's layup in the final minute of overtime gave the Los Angeles Lakers he won twenty five one twenty one victory over the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night lebron James missed the game with a right ankle soreness but the Lakers got thirty five points and seventeen rebounds from Davis in thirty three points and ten boards for Westbrook to improve two two and two on the season what's for talked about carrying the load with chains sideline you know special broadband out on we understand that and with that comes responsibility making guys around us better and tonight they did a great job which is being aggressive on I miss it makes finish one around the basket was big for us tonight yeah comparable finished with a career high twenty seven points to pace the spurs and Jontay Murray had a triple double with twenty one points fifteen assists and ten rebounds four floors San Antonio

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Braves take Series opener...Lakers win without LeBron

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 8 months ago

Braves take Series opener...Lakers win without LeBron

"AP sports I'm guessing call block the Braves began their first World Series since nineteen ninety nine with a six two win over the Astros Jorge Soler became the first player ever to lead off the World Series opener with a home run to help Atlanta build a five nothing lead after three innings however Braves starter Charlie Morton exited after two and a third innings with a broken right calf bone that will sideline him the remainder of the series Atlanta's Max freed opposes Houston's Jose or key in game two Wednesday Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after a team investigation revealed he mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's two thousand ten Stanley Cup run in the NBA the Lakers survived with star lebron James sidelined by an ankle injury as Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for sixty eight points in a one twenty five one twenty one win over the spurs and Carli Lloyd wrapped up her stellar U. S. women's national team career in a six nothing friendly win over South Korea Geffen Coolbaugh AP sports

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Series to start...NFL: protocols working...Blackhawks probe

AP News Radio

01:59 min | 8 months ago

Series to start...NFL: protocols working...Blackhawks probe

"AP sports sign Geffen cooled off the Braves began their first World Series since nineteen ninety nine with a six two win over the Astros correspondent Adam Spillane has the details in Houston for home Salerno Adam duvall smacked home runs as the Atlanta Braves took game one of the World Series by beating the Houston Astros so where's Homer came on the game's third page and do falls third inning two run shot St the Braves to a five nothing the doing that on the road and you know kind of get them first at bat jitters out of the way it is big so you know obviously this is a long series is gonna be a dogfight Charlie Morton started for Atlanta but had to leave in the third inning after suffering a fractured right fibula beginning before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league will not release the findings of its ten month investigation into allegations that the Washington football team engaged in harassment and abuse we think protecting the people that helped us get to that place the people that unfortunately had to live through that experience there we respect them and make sure that we protect them in the NBA the Lakers survived with star lebron James sidelined by an ankle injury as Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for sixty eight points in a one twenty five one twenty one win over the spurs the jazz beat the nuggets one twenty to one ten the Knicks knocked up the seventy Sixers one twelve ninety nine the mavs down the rockets one sixteen one oh six and the warriors top the thunder one oh six ninety eight Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after a team investigation revealed he mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's two thousand ten Stanley Cup run in the NHL entry Polat and Ryan McDonagh scored ten seconds apart in the second period in the defending champion lightning's five to one route of the penguins the flames topped the devils five to three the wild held on to beat the Canucks three to two the crack and flatten the Canadians five to one the jets adds the docks four to three and the golden knights said predators are in three to one wins over the avalanche and sharks respectively yes I'm cool bokeh piece sports

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LeBron James Reacts to Amassing Zero Votes for NBA's Best Player

WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

01:55 min | 11 months ago

LeBron James Reacts to Amassing Zero Votes for NBA's Best Player

"So we see this tweet from NBA Central 10 Scouts and executives voted on the best players heading into the 2021 2022 season. Yanez five votes, Kevin Durant five votes and LeBron James zero votes, and I guess this poll was done. Via ESPN, and LeBron sees it. And LeBron, of course, has to respond to it. Now let me remind you This was a few weeks back. Where the trade did go down with Russell Westbrook. And then the Lakers also acquired Carmelo Anthony LeBron James took to Twitter and you may not remember this tweet because he posted and then quickly deleted it and LeBron James said. Keep talking about my squad. Our age is the way he plays. He stays injured. We're past our time in this league, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Do me one favor, please. And I mean, please keep that same narrative energy. When it begins. That's all I ask. Thank you. I think he meant negative energy, but he he wrote narrative energy. Or maybe they're supposed to be a comma or period somewhere in that place. But you get the point. LeBron James, and I don't have a problem with him using this as motivation, right? Sometimes you use things as motivation. And you go. Yeah, that's not authentic. Like. Does anyone seriously believe that the Lakers don't have a shot to get to the NBA Finals this year? Especially with how I just laid it out. The Lakers just won a championship two years ago. Right? So now I'm going to say after one season later. Headed into them. It would be two seasons later. Oh, yeah. LeBron and Anthony Davis. No shot to win a championship like give me a break. And today LeBron sees this poll done by ESPN and he goes. Thank you. As if I didn't need more fuel if I didn't need more gas to fuel me. And then hashtag. Wash King.

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Los Angeles Lakers Pair LeBron and Russ. Will It Work?

The Lowe Post

02:04 min | 11 months ago

Los Angeles Lakers Pair LeBron and Russ. Will It Work?

"I wanted to zoom out and go over the big picture landscape with someone who talks on our airwaves every day about the nba. Dhs is favourite league. I think the one. And only the greatest showman in show business and tv for espn stephen smith. Our you sub man. How you doing man glad to finally be here. I'm thrilled to make it happen. You are out in la. So let's start there you talked. I was listening to you on. I take a few days ago. Talking about russell. Westbrook in the amount of pressure that's on russell westbrook. But tell me about you know how. How do you think he fits. Lebron how what are you looking for him. How does he have to changes game or does he have to change his game. Well listen. I think i think both have to modify to some degree. Lebron can't be as ball dominant as as he has been off making all the decisions. Because that's one of the reasons rusting wanna be in houston anymore as you. Well know Because he didn't want to be you know sitting on the sidelines. Playing the role of spectator being on the plane and roller spectator watching james audit. Well that's not gonna change lebron james. He's happy to be back home. He's happy to be la. He's happy to be on a title contender which he is on. We get all of that But in the end he still russell westbrook in you know credit to him. You know like. I told you we've had to be. We've all had to be critical of him at times. What we know that. He's an electrifying talent. The most athletic point guard we've ever seen in nba history. We know he's a walk in triple double and we also know. He never cheat to game with his effort when he's out on a court it's always one hundred percent and so when you look at the slow. Almost snail like pace that the lakers could could. Could you know what wouldn't prone to plan towards playing at at tom's in the past and now you've got somebody like russell westbrook all of a sudden and lebron having a night off. Ad having a night off isn't as daunting as it was the previous two years. I think that helps them during the regular season. And then i think once the postseason comes whatever it takes to win is what i think the character in russell westbrook and lebron james will do.

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LeBron James Deletes Fiery Tweet Calling out Lakers Haters

WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show

01:12 min | 11 months ago

LeBron James Deletes Fiery Tweet Calling out Lakers Haters

"Let's get to LeBron James. So LeBron James has tweeted. All right. Well, then he took it back. So we all know that the Lakers partially out of desperation, They've had to retool the back end of the roster because they've got no money. They've got no financial flexibility with the three guys making the money that they are with LeBron a DNA Russell Westbrook in the mix, so they recently added Carmelo, who is 37 Trevor, reasons 36 Dwight Howard is 35 Wayne Ellington, who's a young buck. He's 33 get baseboards. 32 Westbrook is 32 as well, but he's got the big money. So LeBron wrote, just tweeted this out, and he said Keep talking about my squad. Our personal ages. The way he plays, he stays injured. We're past our time in the league, etcetera, etcetera. Do me one favor, please. And I mean, please. He's going caps and exclamations. LeBron must be serious. Keep that same narrative energy caps when it begins, exclamation. That's all I ask Hashtag. Thank you. Then he deleted it. Yeah, because we will you deleting it for that? We will keep it that way. When it begins. We are fair on this show. We will. But why are they the leading? They play Great. Then go say we're wrong.

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Tokyo Games Week Two Begins

ESPN Daily

01:54 min | 11 months ago

Tokyo Games Week Two Begins

"So you are man. In tokyo we talked to you last when you were marveling at the robots sinking half court shots at the men's basketball games. Were going to get to men's basketball on a sack. We'll get to russell. Westbrook ben simmons because my soul still has not recovered from that saga with the sixers. But you're on the precipice of week two of the olympics and the last time we talked to you you were extraordinarily disoriented and you had a giant jar of peanut butter. So what's the mood in tokyo. These days the japanese are doing great and he's olympics ryan windhorst a week into covering the olympics from tokyo. They've won more gold medals than they ever had seen olympics. There are still protests happening but From watching the reaction of the japanese success and talking to my friends who are consuming japanese media the games have come a long way in the eyes of the japanese. and so. that's kind of ben this This whole this whole experience. You make the best of your situation. And the japanese have made the best of it and and are thriving are yes so i know you're you're still in quarantine right but you're getting out to see events and stuff. What did you see today. Yeah i went to the men's golf today and For the first time since the gulf became a sport again The us wanted the andrew. Shaw flea who is number five ranked player in the world. Outduel tedeschi matsuyama the favorite to win and the masters champion and they were actually in the final round together at augusta the masters and when mets yama one and on that day Softly cut a joke. He was in choke position. Today i was walking out. There was ninety degrees hundred. Four heat index all sweating a no fans but a lot of the volunteers for their cheering. Matsuyama on and he could have very easily blown this but he made a couple of great saves and that was great to document

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

Mason & Ireland

02:33 min | 11 months ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Mason & Ireland

"Things up a little bit with a third person. I don't think that i. I don't think that humans are very capable being monogamous real. Yes they're not they were. They weren't built that way so we can try that way. John and i are both monogamous. I'm saying. I don't think that. I said most people like humans in general. I don't think they were like made for that. And i think most people in general you know a lot of people have a hard time doing that. If you what will i i was just going to say in regards to your question. I don't think it helps bring another person into the relationship. But i don't have a pro like i've told you before. I don't think there's i don't. I personally don't have a problem with like open relationships. Yeah yeah i just i. I know people that have open relationships and they are shaky. They are shaky at all time. Shaky ramona shelburne. Just tweeted completely different. Subject westbrook's experience and ability to elevate franchises pluses. La routes worthy appeal for the lakers. Too good an opportunity to pass up. But as bobby marx noted details of the trade can still be changed until august. The sixth so it sounds like the deal is done for all intensive purposes now according to multiple sources in westbrook is coming to the lakers. And it can't be finalized until august. Sixth are a lot of people lined up to talk about this deal we will. Should we do game a game today or maybe bag it. What do you think no. It's a tradition. Unlike any other reading to interrupt if there's a break if something breaks It's up to you you call it. Well that's two segments away so let's take some calls next eight seven seven seven ten. Espn the lakers are apparently getting russell westbrook according to multiple reports. Are you guys those about this as i am. Because i'm coming out of my shoes. Your calls coming up next nacer in ireland. Seven to ten. Espn let me tell you about the gill teini's so the guilty and he's our l. a. Rugby team and if you've never seen a rugby match in person you should start with a championship game. Your first your first year. Guilty knees earned home field advantage having the best record in the millar and they need every l. a sports fan to pack the coliseum. This sunday august..

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on The Lead

"First of all. Can you just take us through the winding road of how russell westbrook ended up with the washington wizards so at some point over the offseason westbrook made it clear to the rockets that he wanted them to find him a new home. Something is up in houston. Tell our tim macmahon in. Adrian were ski that both russell westbrook and james harden have expressed uncertainty about the direction of the franchise. And when you have a guy who makes that sum of money and you have to match salaries it just becomes very difficult to find a market and that's kind of why you see a lot of these guys on supermax contracts. Getting swamped see john. Wall and russell westbrook ending up in a similar situation is the only two guys that are comparable because their salaries of the exact really try to make sense but one hundred and thirty two million one hundred and thirty two million. Okay ready to pull a trigger. That i think it was more of like you know what we think. Your guy will be better for us and we think our guy would be better for you. So why don't we just compromising. Meet somewhere in the middle on this but wizards and rockets agreeing to trade there on happy point guards. John wall the houston russell. Westbrook to washington wizards also sent the rockets a lottery. Protective twenty twenty three first round pick you wrote about how westbrook has made his presence known with his new team pretty much right away. What did you mean by that so. I asked the question of ryuhachi mira earlier this week about what he's learned about russ during his short time that they've been practicing together and the first thing that really said he's a great leader. His vocal is almost like a hiccup yellow dog. Does he always starts me. Is greg guy. I liked where with him. You know he actually changed. Like energy. <hes> the team. That's not something you always hear about russell westbrook but you know that he's loud you know that he's going to make his personality known as smith who is their backup point guard and has played for eleven organizations in his career. He got a call the night of the trade while he was asleep. Like in the middle of the night from russell westbrook and one o'clock in the morning and he's i wake up man what you're doing. I'm like brought. I am sleep. He like you know what. I'm all come on. You know what kind of juice we break in who russ is and restaurants kept yelling at him. Aren't you juiced argued right now. Aren't you juiced an issue is like i'm a sleep so i think the amount of energy that he's going to bring was apparent from that one. Am moment when he called in the middle of the night and welcome.

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

11:14 min | 3 years ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Glowing sendoff by Sam Prestige Four Russell Westbrook and Russell Westbrook is always going to be revered Oklahoma City because when everybody else everybody else see Kevin Durant abandoned the city Russell Westbrook stock and he managed to convince Paul George to come for a year Colli Leonard whose recruiting prowess is very underrated got George to demand a trade Sam Prestige recognizing that they could get back under the salary cap and rebuild on the fly rather than rebuild around two guys who were thirty years old made the moves and prestige talked about it in a release and he said look and it in the press conference. I should say it wasn't even a release. He said Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the Oklahoma City Thunder. That's pretty strong stuff. He left an indelible mark on the team. The city and the state known of US could have anticipated the players become world deeply proud of what he contributed to success in the franchise and to the community dirty russell and his wife Nina their three children brother and his parents will always remain part of the thunder family. We wish them nothing but happiness and success in the future. I don't know Russell Westbrook's going to get a ring but they're going to retire the Jersey. There'll be the statue outside the Chesapeake arena and even the owner Clay Bennett stepped out and said look I have great deal respect for Russell and there's is not adequately adequately describe our appreciation for what he's meant to Oklahoma's you know usually the owners keep silent on this kind of stuff unless their names Marco Bar Cuban but he's a first rate player and now Chris Paul is there with three years left on the contract and you know they're going to either move them for the right deal or they'll hold onto him for a little bit and wait to see how it plays out and if somebody gets hurt on a contending team they might be able to convince the team to take Chris Paul off their hands. His better days are behind them. They just are and the danger that Oklahoma City and Billy Donovan faces is that they need to put the ball in the hands of of Gilgit Alexander the piece that they picked up from in the trade the Paul George. He's the guy he's the guy that the clippers didn't want to give up. He's the guy that was deemed untouchable because of his ceiling and he's the guy that's going to step in and replace Russell Westbrook at the Point Guard position is he put put up the stats that Russell so westbrook puts up Hell No. He's not going to be a triple double machine but he distributes he gets the rest of the team involved and although I think the thunder are going to be in the lottery I think they're going to be competitive not competitive for a playoff spot in the fact that there's such depth out west. It'll be difficult for them to do that but they've got decent players on that basketball team. The question is what role. does chris paul take on his team should he stick with them to start the season to me if you're billy donovan you can't start him he has to come off the bench and lead the second unit in most expensive point guard the history of second unit but he has to come off the bench you have to turn this team over to gildas alexander you just have to because he has to develop and he is your future i don't know how that's going to sit with chris paul and they've got a ton of draft picks going forward and i do mean ah tong but it it's gonna be it's gonna be an interesting watch just because of how the coach is going to have to juggle things and how the crowd crowd because don't kid yourself the oklahoma city thunder fans are the most loyal in the association.

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"russell westbrook" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

04:50 min | 3 years ago

"russell westbrook" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Glowing send off by Sam Prestige Four Russell Westbrook and Russell Westbrook is always going to be revered in Oklahoma home city because when everybody else everybody else see Kevin Durant abandoned the city Russell Westbrook stuck and he managed to convince Paul George Dot Com for a year Kawhi Leonard Who's recruiting prowess is very underrated got George to demand a trade San Pristine recognizing that they could get back under the salary cap and rebuild on the fly whether rebuild around two you guys who were thirty years old made the moves and prestige talked about it in the release and he said look and it in the press conference. I should say wasn't even a release. He said Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the Oklahoma City Thunder. That's pretty strong. Stuff elected indelible mark on the team the city and the state known of US could've anticipated the players become world deeply proud of what he contributed to success in the franchise and through the community Russell and his wife Nina three children and brother and his parents will always remain part of thunder family. We wish them nothing but happiness and success in the future. I don't know if Russell Westbrook's are going to get a ring but they're gonNA retire the Jersey. They'll be the statue outside the Chesapeake arena and even the owner Klay Bennett stepped out and said look I have great deal respect for Russell. There's no way to adequately adequately describe our appreciation for what he's meant to Oklahoma's you know usually the owners keep silent on this kind of stuff unless their names Mark Mark Cuban but he's a first great player and now Chris Paul is there with three years left on the contract and you know they're going to either move them for the right deal or they'll hold onto him for a little bit and wait to see how plays out and if somebody gets hurt on contending team they might be able to convince the team. Take Chris Paul off their hands his days or behind them they just are and the danger that Oklahoma City and Billy Donovan faces is that they need to put the ball in the hands ads of guiltless Alexander the piece that they picked up from in the trade the Paul George Strait. He's the guy he's the guy that the clippers didn't WANNA give up. He's the guy that was deemed untouchable because of his ceiling and he's the guy that's going to step in and replace Russell Westbrook at the point guard position is he put a GonNa put up the stats asked Russell Westbrook puts up hell. No He's not going to be a triple double machine but he distributes he gets the rest of the team involved and although I think the thunder are going to be in the lottery I think they're are going to be competitive now. Competitive playoff spot in the fact that there's such depth out west. It'll be difficult for them to do that but they've got decent players on that basketball team. The question is what role does Chris Paul take on this team. Should he stick with them to start the season to me. If you're billy Donovan you can't start him. He has to come off the bench and lead the second unit the most expensive point guard in the history of second unit but he has to come off the bench. You have to turn this team over to this Alexander you just have to because he has to to develop and he is your future. I don't know how that's going to sit with Chris Paul and they've got a ton of draft picks going forward and I do mean Tong but it it's GonNa be. It's going to be an interesting watch just because of how the coach is going to have to juggle things and how the crowd because don't catch yourself the Oklahoma City thunder fans are the most loyal in the association. They really are good times..

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