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Hour 2: Bob Wischusen filling in

"This is this even a Smith show podcast. I'm Steven to Stephen a Smith show. Brought to you by credit karma. Get your truly free credit scores and free credit monitoring from credit karma today. Credit karma get knowing baba shoes and sitting in for Stephen ESPN radio ESPN app. You can always check us out under the listen tab. You can also go to Sirius XM channel eighty ESPN news the show on television as well. So a lot of different ways to consume us publishers shoes and sitting in for Stephen a back to the telephone just a moment at triple eight say ESPN, but as promised big topic has been Tom Izzo. Whether he went after his player a little too little too hard yesterday. You know, he spoke afterwards. Couple of guys weighed in we've had a lot of callers chime in about it as well. So before I get back to the phones and take some more Tom Izzo calls. Let's hear what Tom Izzo. The coach had to say about how he was coaching his team specifically one guy yesterday afternoon. I did get after many did respond and he did make a couple of big buckets. And he didn't make some big free throws. But that's not good enough. This is one time, you know, the my badge are out the window if they're my bads because that team played better that guy played better if it's my band because I decided to jog back instead of sprint back than it is your bad. And you're going to hear about it. I mean that is the coach trying to hold up his end and make that player beheld responsible to the entire team not just to him. So, you know, your freshman. Aaron Henry you're not getting back on defense. I think the coach is every bit within his rights to in a very animated way deliver the message, that's not acceptable and guy. That covers the big ten for us all season long and has covered numerous Tom Izzo, coach Michigan state games as Dan dockage. And here's what Dan DACA chat to say about Tom Izzo going after Aaron Henry yesterday. I think is oh and his team understands one. Another look Izzo is always been about you come back me. I come back you that kind of stuff. And then I go at you. I get the people going to have problem with it. I have no problem with it. Good for Izzo for holding team accountable bad for Izzo because you know, what? Now, you've got to answer all the questions about it. And I get that. I get I get it. But the relationship that is has with his players as I agree with that. Jay Williams, though, had I guess a little bit of the contrarian point of us. Here's what J will head to say we sound like we're those guys right now don't win. I remember back when I used to play this is how we that's not the game anymore. Right. That's not. That's not what's happening with these kids out here with bones and people's emotions getting the best. I'm not saying it makes it right? But my advice will be that's fine for Tom. Is it a do some of these other younger coaches, you can't do that? You can't get in face is anymore not into days age because you will get reprimanded. It will not be right but you'll get reprimanded and you'll get rid of the field. And I agree with all that as well. I mean, I understand that you are coaching a different kind of kid now than when all of us old bald spot having off our lawn guys were growing up. I totally understand that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to do your job. And granted Tom Izzo has to build up over a career a level of credibility to get after a kid on national television the way he did yesterday. He's got that credibility. I think at this point. Back to the telephones triple eight say ESPN, triple eight seven nine three seven seven six a lot of people wanna weigh in on this corio joins us next here on ESPN radio. Hey, corey. Hey, how you doing Bob? You're doing great love when you come in just a couple quick notes. I thought about you know. Kid is a student. You know, so if a teacher to come out, and in that way balled fist, you know. Like almost I'm gonna knock you out kind of thing. They could be a huge different story. You know is those making what five billion a million season? You know, he's getting paid. This kid is not getting paid this. You know, it's the dynamic just looked. We thought I thought live and when they did the replay. It looked like he was you know, I'm gonna knock you out kid, and he didn't like the physical involved. I guess. I guess would make he this lunches a little, but do you do you think this is that unusual of thing? But you're gonna tell me about say right now, I watch big twelve basketball every Monday night. And I watched the Bill selves, the Jamie Dixon's TCU like there are guys that have not quite maybe an Jamie Dixon's case the Tom Izzo resume, but then a longtime top coach in college basketball. Get right indicates face if he feels he's not playing the right way. I I don't think this was that on you don't want part of it. I think it was unusual. It gets caught on camera in the NC double A tournament. And to a certain extent, I think it's taken to a different place by all like ninety five percent of America doesn't watch a lot of college basketball until this weekend. So I mean, I think you got a lot of sports fans out there. This is their first exposure to Tommaso if you have seen Tommaso coach before if you're a college basketball fan what happened yesterday, I didn't strike me as that odd. Like did he seem a little angrier and a little more animated and in one then he sometimes is, but we aired a whole rip on ESPN news of old Biro of seasons past players that aren't even playing right now for for Michigan state and Tommaso is in their face like, ripping them a new one. I think these kids kind of know what they're getting into when they go there to play for them. Sometimes these kids are going there to play forum because they know and maybe their parents know, that that's the kind of coaching kid needs from one to another on ESPN radio joins us on the Stephen a Smith show. Hey, bob. Bubba warrior coach at elizabethtown college twenty seven years and retired two years ago. We actually coached against each other. I don't know if you remember that. But anyway, Tom Izzo give you a quote, you get from players what you demand not what you expect. And it's okay to be demanding. And you can do that without the demeaning, and I don't think that Tom Izzo is demeaning and some people say, well, it's all, you know, old school old school well kids need discipline and kids want this plan, and whether you call an old school or not, I don't know. But it is what it is. And and that's coaching, and that's teaching and I think the majority of people involved in athletics at the college level in particular understand that and it's a good thing. Not a bad thing. I I mean, I guess what? For those. Those that didn't like the way Tom Izzo went after Aaron Henry yesterday. My question, I guess too. You would be what do you think? He's hoping is going to happen for all of these kids where he gets right up in their face in a very animated angry way delivers the message. That's not how we play here. And if you play like that here, you won't play you'll be on the bench next to me because all these other guys in this huddle that wanna keep this season going get to a final four winning national championship. They are all affected by you. Not get your butt back on defense by jogging instead of running back, and you're a freshman. And you've got juniors and seniors on this team that want to keep their career alive for another few rounds in the preeminent event of our sport. And our season could end if a guy like you'd has been hustle. What do you think his goal is just to you million the kid or do you think the goal is? Now, he's hoping that kids going to get the message out and play the right way. You don't think Tom Izzo has Aaron Henry's best interests at heart. Because what's best for him? Is what's best for the teams? What's best for the program was best for everybody. And that's playing hard and play in the right way. It's gonna rock joins us next on ESPN radio baba, shoes and sit in for Stephen era. There was there was a child. He wouldn't take his shell out there on the coin due to his own son. How do you know every finish this show man you can finish? My question is how how do all right? There's no way for him to to defend health. He wouldn't do that at the next because if he did he'd get a supreme well-massaged, and he knows that you know, you can't you cross he's a freshman. He crossed Joe man to the point where then you'll mental Benny to him at all commands, you let me ask you a question. How do you know how Tom Izzo would coach his own son in that spot? How do you know, how do you know that he wouldn't yell at his own son the way that he yelled Aaron Henry, how do you know that? If my son, and he knows that my son that way, and he didn't have a son that way, it would be me and him that that's fun. When I'm saying is you have no idea how he would yell at his own son in that spot. You've no clue. And by the way, if if if it were me, I would think that he would probably not only be in his own sons face every bit that hard, maybe a little bit harder. I don't think Thomas would coach his own kid any differently. I think he views all of these kids his kids having been around. Have you ever been around him? I have take gave put him on the bench. She would have got the message. Well, you know, that's obviously a technique that he also has employed and you're right. He would not be able to coach pros like that. But by the time, you get to the pros you're supposed to be dealing with an entirely different mentality than an eighteen year old college freshmen. That's why there are certain guys that could coach college at kit. Coach the pros Tom Izzo would probably just his style to the pros. I think he could coach anywhere, but he has made a long career for himself at a very successful career for himself at Michigan state being a guy that holds his guys accountable. And I don't think there's any question on that team. They know that the coach is going to hold a guy accountable for not playing the right way. Sal joins us next here on ESPN radio. Oh, my call. I just wanted to make two points. One point about the time. It was situation. Actually, I'm glad I got ticked down. Because that last caller. I wanted to base off what he said, my father actually was my coach for twelve years playing basketball and baseball he was both both seasons of my head coach and my manager in baseball. And let me tell you experience. It is worse for their son. Because every obviously in the situation he went out, and he'd put his feelings out there. And he got in the heat of the moment and that happens, but when it's your son your only hear about it on the court. You hear about it later you hear about it in practices. You're always getting it. And especially the guy like that who's coaching Michigan state. He was a successful program. You always wanna make season. You wanna make wanna put yourself in the best situation to win especially in a window home game. And another point that I wanted to make was on the NBA draft that you were talking about the Knicks somehow were to get the number one pick. Right. Luckily, we're all praying. His neck fans whatever, but we remember one pick. And we and we take our people are saying that we should take Jay Mirant who was phenomenal last night. I watched the whole game absolutely phenomenal. But isn't the plan? Right. The dream scenario as knick fans to win. Kevin durant? Kyrie Irving and Williamson. So I don't feel where John Moran could really fit in there. Definitely not as well as I on could could fit. I mean, I really like if the Knicks get the third pick there. I don't think it's going to derail their free agency hopes because they're taking jam rant. I think John Aranka play with Kyrie Irving. I would love to have the two that will be like magicians of the ball on the backboard now, it'd be phenomenal. But I- endings. I honest generational. I agree with that. And I think he would go. I I I don't think it's any question if the Knicks were to win the lottery that they would take they would take Zion. But I don't think that their free agency plans will radically change based on which they draft. I think you're gonna take the best player available. And in this era of position, let's basketball. We're Kevin Durant is six eleven shooting threes, and basically playing to guard that they would. I I don't think it would deter them at all from taking. They're not gonna have John sitting third pick and Barrett and Zion. Go first Jaama rant sit there. At number three. They're not gonna go for a front court player to complement those two guys because it's a better fit and pass on camera. I just I can't see anybody passing on that kind of a talent. Because to me it looks like a very precipitous drop off. Once you get past those three guys and move down the board the number four. John Long Island who joins us next year on ESPN radio. Thanks for taking my call. I'm a cheerleading coach on Long Island, and I coach at the youth the high school and the college level at Stony Brook university. And I can definitely say that. Well, some things are different. I coach all my athletes. Eight years old to twenty two years old pretty much the same way, I lay out guidelines of what I expect from them. What it comes from work ethic? Effort, timeliness, attitude fan positive, and when they are showing me that they're not living up to my expectations and those things 'cause mental mistakes visible physical mistakes, those are going to happen. But if you're not putting them effort stuff the stuff like that. I'm gonna let you know 'cause most likely what like my ten year olds. Or like my twenty year olds they need a wake up call. Sometimes. All right. I don't know if there's a big I think he's said cheerleading, I'm not sure this big parallel between pita cheerleading coach and being a basketball coach. But I think coaches that. Live that life even at lower levels. Look at Tommaso and kind of understand I think those of us that aren't coaches where have never coached might get a little or of never played would be a little or been around coaches be a little bit more thrown off by what happened to Chris joins us next door and ESPN radio. It chris. What's up? How are you? I'm doing well. Other quick question in regards to that trade that the New York Knicks it to acquire the Andre Jordan. Do you think with them bringing Zeile Williamson over it was they're trying to bring that clippers to the west like how Griffin and de'andre where out? No, I think they're trying to bring John Williamson in to play with to max free agents. Gotcha anytime and to me for the Knicks trading porzingas, the only way that the porzingas trade works. It is now a pass fail experiment. You either get Kevin Durant and somebody else to play with them and you pass or you don't get Kevin Durant and you fail. The only reason make that porzingas trade is to go out and get Kevin Durant. And if you don't convince him to come play here, then you failed. In watching this. Do you think the bulls can land a star player before the Lakers? I mean, maybe. As a free agent. You mean? Yeah. In in the free agency next year, well because they have the cap space. Yeah. That to me that's not what it's about. And I was gonna talk about this a little later on. But I must we'll talk about it. Now to me that that feeds LeBron story. Lebron and the Lakers can be eliminated from the playoffs with a loss tonight to the nets and that is being treated like churn noble in the NBA as of somehow someone was expecting that. The Lakers went to go out and win a championship or compete for championship this this. It's never been about this year to me this is where the LeBron story gets lost in the minutia of this year. They went out and got LeBron James now and created a maxed salary-cap slot for next year. Because this is about next year. They tried to they tried to trade half. They're team for Anthony Davis when they were already, you know. You know at or below the the eight spot in the west because it's about the future. This is about getting someone to play with LeBron James next year and going forward. It's about trying to get co I Leonard to go out to LA and not play for the clippers play for the Lakers. So. Whereas yes, we can talk about LeBron being injured for the first time this season all the injuries. The Lakers have had them being even when they're healthy really disappointing and missing the playoffs this year as a story, it is the it's the forward and the novel hasn't even been written yet the novel gets written next year and the legacy of LeBron James in Los Angeles is going to be I think based on whether or not he can be the recruiter and get one of those guys to comply with him out there if he can't get that done then to me that's a stain on his career. Because Paul George had every opportunity to entertain being the Robin to his Batman. He's from the LA area and didn't even take visit like didn't even allow the Lakers to try and recruit him. He just re-signed and Oklahoma City may turn out to be the best move for him. But that can't possibly speak well of LeBron the fact that Cairo Irving wanted to do anything he could. To get out of Cleveland and off LeBron's team doesn't to me speak well of LeBron a recruiter as a chemistry guy as someone who makes the Robin. His Batman feel every bit as important as him. Maybe it says something about today's superstar to that. These guys all want to have their own deal. But to me the NBA has now become. What buddy can find other buddy who's a superstar to go somewhere together and win and you want to be one of those franchises. The Knicks now have to MAC salary-cap slots available next year to go out and try and get to buddies, and they're gonna want to these guys to come in and want to buddy up and play together. The so this is no longer about. Who's the smartest team in the draft who concocts the best trades who's able to manipulate the? Who is the best scouting department and that being the architect of team has largely in that league become minimized to free agency. And which guys wanna buddy up? I think to the league's detriment I missed those old bloodthirsty rivalries from the eighties and nineties just don't have those anymore. A natural casualty of what the NBA now has become or those those great rivalries from the eighties nineties when the NBA would bird and magic and Dr J took off and all through the eighties nineties. You didn't have buddies wanting to play together you had buddies wanting to beat each other. Nobody was Michael Jordan's, buddy. Nobody was Larry bird's, buddy. Let's you're on his team. But now to me that's gone, and I miss it terribly. Because I think it was what made the league so special in the eighties nineties and allowed that incredible rise in popularity through those two decades to where we are now where it's a very popular league. And you look at the money that these guys are making. I mean, the revenue was there. The fans are paying the ticket prices. They're watching enough on TV television sees it and is paying the rights fees to get it. And so again, I am the ball spot old guy. Get off my lawn and get it, you know, it doesn't seem to be a popular opinion. But to me when I watched the NBA, it is really missing something from what I grew up watching. And I think it is this culture of it's not about trying to put the best team together to go out. And have these kind of bloodthirsty rivalries and beat each other. It is about which free agency salary cap slots can be. Created so you convince a couple of friends to comply together and who's gonna buddy up and just pick up city to go and join a team and see if they can win a title somewhere. It started with a Bronco Miami. Kevin Durant going Golden State perpetuated. It. Chris Paul to Houston, and so on and so forth. And the Knicks are hoping they're going to get two buddies that are gonna come in and wanna play together and trying to win them a championship. Mori telephone calls coming up triple eight say ESPN, triple eight seven to nine three seven seven six when you're hiring. You don't wanna waste time sorting through dozens of relevant resumes. You wanna fish way to get a shortlist of qualified candidates? That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes. Set up screener questions based on your job requirements than zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard. Discover why three million businesses use indeed for hiring post job today and indeed dot com slash higher. Search for greatness, search indeed baba shoes sitting in for Stephen a it is the Stephen a radio show here on ESPN radio the ESPN app onto the listen tab channel eighty Sirius XM L also on ESPN news. We'll get right back. You want to chime in on the Lakers feel three times. Oh, feel free the tournament feel free. A lot of table to talk to you about. We get back on ESPN radio. You'll seem to the Stephen Smith show podcast. ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. The power to save is in your hands. Snapshot from progressive rewards, you're safe driving with this counts. Find out more at Progresive dot com. Baba shoes and live from New York sitting in for Stephen A on ESPN radio. Get back to the telephones triple eight say ESPN, triple eight seven to nine three seven seven six a lot of NCW tournament early and John Maranzano Williamson morph into a lot of time is oh and also some you know, I don't know about missing the boat. I don't know that people care whether or not the Lakers make the playoffs this year or not or how much they care. But to me, this has always and will always be about next season. And next season the legacy that LeBron is going to write by whether or not he gets a Leonard or one of those other free agents to come out to LA and play with. We'll go back to the phones. Talk to Brian is out in California joins us next here on ESPN radio air. Good. All right. I just gonna call in talk about the situation. Basically, I played college water polo in college and in high school, but even in high school, I had coaches that would take me out of the pool in crucify me in front of my parents, and every other parents, and I get pissed I've been on the bench. And by the time I got back in the game. I was motivated more than ever. I think it it really helps me a lot. I like the way he coached me like that. You know, I will I'll be interested to see how the player now reacts going forward because they won their NCW tournament continues. Keep your eyes on the kid keep your eyes on whether or not he is running. I'm mean sprinting back on defense when he's out there. The rest of this tournament. See if the goal is accomplished see if the goal of coaching the kid now produces the results time those looking for and the accountability to his teammates as well. AD joins us next here on ESPN radio. What's up date? Hey, doing good. One talk about the time is up thing. Coach basketball and my son play for me as well. I don't think it was anything wrong. What he did? It's just like some of these kids lose focus, and you have to you know, you got to have more rubber, you know, long phone because they just not sometimes it just don't bring the intensity, and you've got to find up, and yes, or no you will or won't coach your son the same way that you coach the other guys on the team. I will coaching harder. They go. I think most coaches probably feel that way Jose joins us next on ESPN radio. What's up? Doing good. Yeah. I I got three quick things. I gotta tell you. He's about Tom Izzo this kids now, and Dave, and they they just don't don't listen not only on the on on on the basketball. I play class-a baseball in Puerto Rico and play with a couple of professional plays. I never made it, but I was closed. But anyway, the thing is that nowadays these kids get everything everything, and they don't know how to appreciate it. That's one of the things I gotta tell you and everybody is talking about is was wrong. I think he was right guy. Never hit. Nobody. That's why low was Stephen Smith settled I take you know, what I mean body on I take, but I would say on this show. It seems like the vast majority of the people that are calling in think the time is coaching this player Nygard. There is a line. If all of a sudden, he hauls off, and you know, gives them knuckle sandwich to the jaw while then obviously that you don't physical contact. That's a problem. I don't deny that. But just, you know, a rip job to the kids ear and holding them accountable to me, a if you're a player that goes to Michigan state. You know, what you're signing up for you know, that this is Tom Izzo. He has this credibility in that is how he is going to hold you accountable. And there's going to be no mystery about what his opinion is of how you're playing. And understands it comes from a place of wanting to coach you to get the best out of you to have the best possible impact on the rest of the team. But to make you the best player he can make you look at the guys that go to the NBA from that program. Look at some of the careers. They've had. I think Tom Izzo is a guy that more often than not probably the vast majority of players would say he maximize their talent and made them the best player that they could possibly be while they were Michigan state. That's why you go. There you go there to get coached. If you don't wanna get coached go somewhere else. I have talked about this before because I've called some of his game so going to practices having some coaches meetings with him we've talked about this when he's sitting in the living room, and he's talking to the parents and talking to the player and for years, his persona has been well chronicled on television. It's not like there's a mystery. He's not a different person. All of a sudden when you show up the cards are out on the table. If you come to Michigan state, you are going to be coached, you're going to be coached loudly, and enthusiastically vociferiously, and you're going to be held accountable. If you're not holding up your end. Go to research joins us next here on ESPN radio every eight how the go on good. Really, really funny. Right. I actually think is let him off the hook. If your guy and you up in the eighties playing basketball this kid. Good kid when I mean, it's not his cO. But being big trouble with everybody. You know, we've had the same coach for basketball football and baseball. I'm not having that same guy for all these sports and having to deal with not being up to par. This is crazy. These kids these kids, it's not their fault. But if you're hungry, and you want it you're not gonna have no problem here to what the coach wants to do. So these kids tough enough and coaches fan I thought actor coach we'll go walk over to him. Again, a her then do anything that. I thought was out of control. You know, roughly trust me. There will be a moment and practice they'll be a moment in the locker room where a guy like Tommaso after having that kind of screaming. Match on the sideline with a player is going to get that player either in the locker room in his office back at the hotel and a quiet moment. And he's going to say you understand why I was so upset with you. Right. Like, you get it. We do that as parents with our own kids. You might scream at your kid for not acting the right way, not behaving the right way. Not doing the right thing. And you really give it to them and you ground them, and they might be in tears, but your parenting them. And then later, you're going to go to your kid and say you understand how you acted was the wrong way to act and why I am doing this. Right. It's because I love you more than life itself. And my job is to make you the best person. I can make you and raise you to be the best person you can be why can't coach have that same level of accountability? Should with is players. These are the most important developmental years of. The lives of these players. They're given an opportunity whether they're going to be a pro basketball player or spent four years at Michigan state and get a degree and hopefully leave with a. Diploma. That says they're ready to go out live their life as an adult. Why would Tom is not the liver? That message to a player. I am here. Not just to make you the best player. You can be the try and make you accountable be the best person you can be. That's why I am doing what I what I'm doing. I guarantee there was another conversation between our and Henry and Tommaso when there weren't any cameras pointing either of them Andre joins us next year on ESPN radio babushkas and sitting in for Stephen Smith, what's up Andre. One on Bob fire way. I didn't wanna take you with Thomas thing by you know, probably I want to bring up how like it is poetic Justice that the Lakers can be eliminated by the edge role wrestle the kid that they traded away. I it's just so ironic that my guess I mean alternately in the long in the long range view of things if this season for the Lakers actually meant anything than. Yeah. Guess there would be some poetic Justice. But to me this has never been about this season for the Lakers. This season's relevant. This is about Houla Bron gets to LA to play with him next year. And then going forward, that's what this is always been about unless they have been able to pull off the Anthony Davis trait. You pull up the Davis trade, you get into the playoffs with those two guys, and whatever, you know, team you still have left around those two guys. Then maybe with that one two punch. You see what you can go do, but not being able to pull off that trade just cements? The fact this was never about this year or this team if it was about this team it was about the. Ron trying to take these guys and make these guys into the best team that they could be you're not looking to ship half the team out to get Anthony Davis. Now, it was never about. Lebron this cast it's about LeBron next year and who he gets to play with him next year and whether or not he's a good enough recruiter to get someone to comply with him next year. Trey joins us next year on ESPN radio Babu sitting in for Stephen a Smith. What's up? Yes. I think of the bronze flow if somebody don't wanna come and play with him in LA because at oppression. That's on the other players. When you play with the Braun is championship or bus. That's a lot of pressure for Comrie. Kevin durant? They don't want that pressure. Why do you think it would be less pressure for Kevin Durant than being on? The absolute no doubt about it. Number one team in the NBA where all the pressure right now is on them to win a championship in in Oakland. You don't. Warriors. Because if they don't if they don't win the championship. It does not mess with Neva wanted to let you because they've already, but let me ask you think that Kevin Durant after going to Golden State and winning a couple of MVP the finals is sitting there saying, you know, what on everybody's favourite right now to win the title. We are the absolute runaway favorite to once again when the championship, but I'm feeling no pressure here. I would really feel pressure. If I went to L A to play with LeBron. Yes. Because they just want seventy three games any win seventy three games. We Kevin Durant. You know, the you don't think when seventy it raises the pressure on the team to have to go out on a championship. Not when LeBron when you play with the burn the co kit and fire everybody getting scrutinize like you can't drink water. The broadcast drink water without it being his whole. It's his fault. No matter what that's too much pressure. For other superstars kyri every wanted to get away from it. You see the pressure almost crack them in Boston. You know, all that. I I would be I would say that there is to a certain extent a little bit of a reflection on today's player that they may not want to go play with the brand because they think he holds them to have a standard. If that's the case. I look at it. The other way around I think LeBron has to understand the only way he's ever gonna have a chance to win another championship is if he gets one of those guys to comply with him in LA, and if no one wants to go play with him all of these superstars whatever chance to get a MAC salary slot to go play with LeBron in LA, and they all bypass the Lakers. That is Inouye a comment on him. That's giving him way. Too much slack and way too much benefit of the doubt. We'll wrap it up with some more calls before the top of the hour. You have frequent heartburn like the con- where you have aunt acids stashed everywhere and. Case of pops up. You know, what I mean, you keep someone your bag your desk your car your nightstand. Those chalky tablets ready for whenever and wherever heartburn strikes. Well, listen up. There's an easier way to deal with your heartburn pilots echo. TC just one pill a day last twenty four hours with zero heartburn kick your aunt acid habit. It's possible with private psycho. TC users directed for fourteen days to treat frequent heartburn. Not for immediate relief. Baba shoes him sitting in for Stephen A on ESPN radio come back with a few more telephone calls. Triple eight say ESPN on ESPN radio. Guess what you're in the middle of Stephen swift show podcast. ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance. Drivers who switched to progressive conceive average of six hundred and sixty eight dollars a couple of teams have already moved on out of the first round of the second round of the NCAA tournament Goodwin for IRA as they're able to outlast Cincinnati and a close one and Oklahoma. I kinda surprising. We blew out ole miss that was never a game ninety five. Seventy two was the final of that one. I thought this was going to hang in the almost had a much better season than to be blown out by Oklahoma. I've seen Oklahoma multiple times this year, the big twelve omits only on television. But oh, miss pretty competitive with some of the better teams in the SEC. Oh us kind of run of the mill. I mean, not a very good team. They were kind of in the wake of trae young leaving from last season this season. They were kind of a blog team all season made the tournament. And now have won a first round eight nine game in blowout fashion. And right now, Texas Tech's a tussle with northern Kentucky. So that's one we'll keep our eyes on as well. It's just a few more calls before I have to say goodbye baba shoes sitting in for Stephen a Stephen Smith show donning joins us next year on ESPN radio. Donny. Donning? Thank you for taking my call. I I wanna talk about there's a sort of an elephant in the room. Everybody knows is those style of coaching. It's typical of hand to get on a player, especially one in done. There is no tomorrow games. Let me ask you a question. We live in very sensitive times right now. Do you think that it would have been better received? 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Hour 2: PJ Carlesimo Joins

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Former NBA head coach is assistant and a head coach basketball analyst extraordinaire for the family right here at ESPN, the great PJ Carlesimo is with us as we speak was going on coach. How are you, sir? How's everything I'm doing great your best comedy year between the NC double A? And then that's over and you start with the playoffs. It doesn't get any better. Stephen. I'm jealous. I love where I am. I like to be where you are tonight. Also wish I could both places. No question about is a big game tonight in Houston, Texas, but I'm gonna I apologize in advance. If I have to irritate you just to touch by this subject just to start things off PJ Carlesimo. If you're the head coach of team entering a pivotal gained four of a conference semifinal playoffs. And you've got a wild landed on the opposite end of the Florida deal with actually on both ends of the Florida deal with and your star player techs you at six twenty AM to tell you that nine hours before the game. He may not be able to play. No. Yeah. With BJ. No before the game. He tells you he can't play. What would be your reaction? I'd be scratching my head. But again, if if you look at 'em all I mean, Joel Embiid is a hard hard die to evaluate. I mean, there's look at the last two games. And see I mean game three you could make a case. He's first team all NBA and the best big man in the league off et combination offensively defensively all the skills that he has can make free throws can not a good three point shooter. But can make a couple but watch shots puts it on the floor does everything. And then if you sat where Brown when he was mostly standing custody, and I were sitting just scratching our head going. Wow. This is mind boggling, and it's happened twice in this series. 'cause game two until the end when Joel Embiid made. I thought the biggest basket of the game. He made a great drop step move late in the game that they probably don't win the game without him. It's baffling, but that's been them host. Even he's missed so many Dame's since he's been in the league. League you it? It just seems like you don't know what you're going to get not from week to week from game to game. Yeah. But but PJ I'm asking you as a coach it would be one thing if the less knee was sore or the back was saw or whatever but game too. It was the runs yesterday. He didn't sleep on nights rides at a game. We don't know why I'm saying isn't there a difference as a coach if I got God is saying the left Niyaz hurting on a back is hurting that's entirely different than having some gastro intestinal issue or some seat sleep deprivation issue and nine minutes before nine hours of sorry before a gain. You hear this news? Isn't there a difference? There's a difference for sure. But all matters is you know, can you play and how well can you play? We were speculating, and you know, how close I am with bread. And I know you knew that when you ask the question Brett and I worked together for five years in San Antonio. I turn the catchy and go. Catchy. I don't know. What to do if I'm Brett in the fourth quarter? I said they're almost winning despite Joe L. It was still a one point game with a minute ago. But the fourth quarter he missed three free throws. He didn't block a shot, and he had the ball underneath the basket in the fourth quarter. And he takes it Tobias Harris in a corner Tobias is having a game where he's not making threes, and I'm going. Wow. This is unbelievable. But he's your franchise player and like two days ago forty eight hours ago, he put you up to one chance to put a stranglehold on the series. Honestly, I don't know what I would do. I don't know what they do. Now. I mean, how's he going to feel tomorrow night? Hopefully, he's healthy. They're not winning in Toronto unless he plays like he didn't game three. I don't think. So I think it's a really difficult situation. His health has been in issue. All the time. You look at the games. He's missed and the games. He's blake. You have to wonder. I mean when he's good you love him when he's that. You just you shake your head where we're talking to PJ. Eliza ESPN basketball analyst extraordinarily was ESPN radio. ESPN news. Let's go to opposite direction and talk about Kawhi Leonard is the time now average in thirty eight and nine in this series shoot better than sixty percent from the field. Forty percent for this dude has been absolutely nothing. Short of sensational. Forty six percent from three point range. I might add has the Tom arrived to start talking about co wild Linnet as the best player in basketball in the conversation for sure no, I said to should Brett did you say something I like, I know he was great and San Antonio. But did you say to them? Why don't you play this good when you were playing for us to I mean, he was in fourteen at one series, but he's been I would've said Kevin. And I'm not taking him down before the other night, but games one in game two Kevin Carey. Them. But let's be honest. He's got a much better supporting cast Toronto in this series. At a whole bunch of guys am I a courageous keeps making shot after shot? I mean, they're hanging on to a one point lead with a minute to go. Yes. And he makes it tough free over MB. You know, put him up foreign really it was the rea the reason they won the game. I don't think you can play much better. I I shouldn't say that. I don't think you play any better than Kawais playing right now is in a situation right now. It's about his greatness or have you seen some lapses at Philadelphia's defense that hasn't been acknowledged. I'm sure they wanted to fend a lot better. You know what? Nick nurse did about five times yesterday especially late in the game. They kept putting him in a pick and roll with Markelle Saul who MB was covering and they got the switch and they got Joe L on him at other times. That's been good and co is that a little trouble shooting over them yesterday. He turned the corner before he. Made that big three turn the corner and made like a right wing jump shot. Any hurt them on a pick and roll when you saw rolled at a Basque enroll in a basket. He'd him for short jumpers a couple of times. I thought yesterday the big lineup. I think Nick nurse went to it because they were getting beat on the boards in the first three games. And it worked having him in a box on the floor at the same time. But still I mean Colli the one thing you wouldn't say he's normally not a great rebound. He's a good rebounder. He got fourteen yesterday. Stephen. I mean, he's doing every single thing he can do for this team. So you know, and he's doing it, obviously. It's probably time. I know it's the second round of the playoffs. But you know, I mean, I thought that was an elimination game for Toronto. Yes. They now that's not fair. You know, you just to give it to him. But I if they fall down three one yesterday the way they've gotten beat the game before that. I think the series is over I think, you know, they still got obviously get another win. But I think it's all Philadelphia. And collide just wouldn't let it happen. And really. It was the new guys were Philly. They pick up coli. He he's been better than great Marcus all played really well yesterday. And then he green even though we didn't get numbers defensively. And then big free throws down the stretch. He made big place for them. So you gotta love the additions to Toronto and what they've done so far. He's actually thought it was eliminated gay for both. I think if six is the Sixers win this game Toronto is toast. I think if Toronto wins this game they regained home-court advantage. And we're looking at a seven game series with a game seven back in Toronto at the I think what you're like, I'm I'm hoping MB can get back and play the ways capable of playing. And it turns out to be a great series in these last three games. But I think that's a good. You know, usually that's the challenge for the team. It's a head to to one. He's even numbered games game four when you're up one. Can you match the desperation of the other team? I don't think that was a problem for Philly yesterday. I thought they knew how big. Game. It was but I just they didn't play as well. And more guys stepped up for for Toronto than did for Philadelphia PJ Callisto right here with Steven ESPN radio. ESPN is let me go to what I would label another elimination game. As far as I'm concerned and that's game. Four tonight in Boston, which you'll be calling in my opinion. If the Boston Celtics lose tonight's game this series is over they're not coming back from a three one deficit at Milwaukee. This series is over and five if they lose tonight cause ain't winning game five back in Milwaukee. Regardless of what we saw in game one. Tell me what happened from Boston blowing out Milwaukee and game. One to them getting beat up in games two and three in this series. What happened? Well, I think two things I think the first thing is interesting because when I was talking to my co you and I were out in Oakland for those early games in Golden State series. And we were talking about Daniel house and Mike was talking about some of his young guys or less. I shouldn't say young necessarily, but less. Experience didn't realize the difference in round one and round two. And I think some of the bucks they had success in round one. They they were they were pretty good. They advanced for the first time in a real long time all of a sudden round twos. A little bit different animal. Obviously. It's a better matchup. You're playing a better team. And I think the bucks weren't as focused or understanding how much different it was going to be in round two. And Secondly, the defense the collapsing defense really caused Jaanus and his teammates a lot of problem, and it I mean, you watch game one you're saying, wow. This team wins sixty games. How they have the best record in the league. Well, they just it. I think they made really good adjustments in terms of just the extra. No. But I think almost as importantly and in talking to a number of the buck players, and assistant coaches and bud. They said, hey, they kinda got their eyes open, and like this is not the same each succeeding lound. It gets a little tougher, and you and you better bring it. And you'd better not let the other team take it to you. And I thought in game free. They really built on that they were different team in game three they came in. They knew what they were going to get from Boston. And they more than met it. They made even exceeded it in terms of how they competed. So they've made a judgment extra. No wise, which are important, but I just think intensity wise, and you honest went from struggling he really struggling game one too. He's back being one of the elite players in the league. And he's next two games. He's listened. I gotta tell you this. I'm looking at Milwaukee right now. And then numbers I'm looking at Janas five of ten three point shots fifty percent from threes. This Middleton thirteen of twenty from three point range sixty five percent from threes. George hill five of ten fifty point range fifty percent for threes, Nick, Nikolai marriage. He's shot seven of sixteen forty three point eight percent from threes. They've got four three point shooters that are. Shooting better from three point range than kyri Irvine shooting from the field. How can Boston possibly win the series with that kind of stuff going on? Well, they have to go back three a lot better than they have. Now both of them shot forty in in game three, but they they certainly have to guard the line they got beat back. They got beat a on the bench. The Boston bench was existent. I mean, forty two sixteen is a joke. Sometimes you know, you play your starters more your started scoring more. But this was a bad mismatch, George Ellen. Pat, Coniston were great often Milwaukee bench. They got forty two points. They didn't turn the ball over one time and the Celtic bench other than Gordon Hayward. Really wasn't there at all? So they gotta they gotta guard the three they gotta rebound, which you know, can be a challenge for them and uncharacteristically Boston turn the ball over like crazy. So I mean, I to me it starts with the glass, they have to rebound better. They got God the three point line better. And certainly they gotta take better care of the ball. Than they did. Kyrie's gotta play like playoff kyri fourth quarter. Kyrie and help them. Jason Tatum right now looks playing like he's lost confidence in his three four three point shot. He was very good inside the line, but outside the li- like he looks like he does he was oh for five and just looks like he doesn't wanna shoot it. He was over to in game two. So you know, he's in a bad slump right now. Bad time hasn't made it three in this round yet. And they need him to step up. But I also think Milwaukee is a little bit better team. I think Milwaukee's better team. And you know, when you're playing the better team your guys can't just play, you know, decently. They've got to exceed what they've done in a regular season you, and I were just talking about Golden State, you know, at times being up and down and not quite as dominant or consistently dominant. That was Boston's problem all year there were nights when they look like the team everybody thought they were going to be this year. And there were other nights when they didn't and. That inconsistency catches up with you more. So the deeper you get in the playoffs. PJ listenable obligated to tell you a conclusion that I've reached and your basketball expertise is something I never ever have a problem. Deferring to because you forgotten more than I know, but I'm gonna tell you. I'm gonna tell you what I believe in my heart. The Milwaukee Bucks are the one team that I look at and say, wait a minute. They could beat the Golden State Warriors. Now, I know we have to talk about go to say in Houston and just a second. But recognizing a reigning two-time defending MBA champions three titles in the last four years that is the Golden State Warriors as the prohibitive favorite. When I look at any other team out there. I view Houston potentially giving them a run for their money. Boston potentially giving them a run for their money. If things go right etcetera etcetera, but Milwaukee because of their length did defense and their perimeter shooting and coaching. I think legitimately has a chance to beat a team like the goal. State Warriors do the Golden State's lack of depth to that. You say what? Consistency were worries me more than the depth. I just you. You can't be up and down. And they've proven me wrong. By the way, when they were consistent and one what seventy three they didn't win. And when they were in and out like they were last year, they turned it on and they did win in the end. But I think this year they're more vulnerable than they've been. They don't close out Dame's very well at all they let teams back in. And they still have a pension for turnovers. There's so careless by their standards with the ball. I mean when you score as much as they score you're gonna turn the ball over more. That's the thing that sometimes I think people don't realize, but I just don't think there is tied together to this point as they've been, and I love the bucks, and everybody's kind of forgetting Malcolm Brogdon was fifty forty ninety this year. If if when he comes back, I don't think it's going to be tonight. But if when he comes back he gets close to what he's done in the regular season. That's a whole nother. Excellent player that budgets to add to the mix. PJ Elizabeth right here was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news PJ, let's transition to this this this series out here. But before we even get into that you obviously watched Portland you've watched Denver what have you made of that series? And has this been a coming out party for the joke himself Nikolai Jokic was who's averaging twenty six thirteen and nine in the series against Portland. Talk to me about Denver for a second against the blazes. You know? I thought it was going to be more a coming out party for Damian. Not that people don't know how good Damian Lillard, and and C J McCollum our. But I thought it was going to be more about them stepping up and it's been Denver. You know, the collector we we don't have him on enough nationally. I say we ESPN or Turner. They didn't get the national exposure everybody knew their backcourt was very good. You know, people knew Murray. People should have known Gary Harris, people didn't realize how good the joker is. There's no question and he's so versatile. Still amazing to me here nurture together. Either in Denver. I mean, that's incredible Nurkic because he's hurt now and kinda forgotten, but you talking to the most skilled bigs in the entire league. I think it's a great series. I think Damien hasn't been other-worldly to this point. I think he's gonna be I think the last three games in that series are going to be tremendous. I don't think the home court is going to be a big factor. I just think it's going to be which backward steps up, and whether and his canter and Zach Collins and those front court guys can slow the joker down a little bit. But I think that's a lot a lot of people were sleeping on that series. I think because everybody said well, whoever wins Golden State Houston as going to win the west and be is probably going to win the whole thing. But I think people should spend some time if they haven't already watching Denver and Portland because there's a ton of young players. There's two really good coaches. And these two teams that are a lot better than people probably realized when the playoffs started PJ. Listen, melissa. Listen, let's transition to the series that I'm covering right now to Houston Rockets against the Golden State Warriors. And a lot of people's is this is the NBA championships series. Even though the Eastern Conference has been into -taining and and competitive when you look at this series Howard unfolds. What did you take away from Monday nights performance by James harden? I know every Gordon had a tremendous game C P three not as active even though he shooting a good percentage from the field. But it was James harder. Hitting a couple of big shots down the stretch finishing the game with forty one points. It was Steph curry not being that guy particularly in last game having arguably the worst postseason game of his career. What were your thoughts about what you saw following game three? Houston's win super impressed by James Boston back. I can't say I'm surprised, but I tell you the way his eyes looked. I mean, we were sitting our radio position Ataman mean. And I were right next to the Houston bench every time he came out of a time out, and I looked I'm like, I'm looking right into his is going. Wow. Well, you know, I wasn't sure there was going to be a lingering effect. They can't win. I mean, his talent. It's a good roster. It's a very good roster. They've put the Erik Gordon is played great. I think he's been their best player. Obviously. Chris Paul's a great player. I love PJ Tucker's competitiveness and what he does Capella after game one has been really good. They can't win unless James plays like that. He can't he can't even play good. He's gotta play great. He's gotta make a big shot or two down the stretch for them to win. I'm not sure they can do it for times against them. But they're only shot is. When James harden plays, you know, like James harden and just baffles. The defense, you know, with the passes with the hitting the pick and roll guys. Golden State did a great job in the first two games taking away the law and the role of the basket, and you know, if you can limit James to kind of one aspect of the game let him score it on. But he can't score at time. Get to the free throw line and get a whole bunch of SIS all at the same time. And he. You know, he's he's able to do that. But I just can't imagine Steph missing the shots that he missed or Klay missing the shots that he missed down the stretch. I I'm really looking forward to after our games over just going back and watching this one tonight that's sec this for me PJ as a shooter because you've been around many shoot as throughout your career as a pseudo watching GAAS like Steph curry having that dislocated thing injury. It was on his non shooting hand. But two of those fingers have been taped together how much if at all of an impact. Did you did would you really explain that that may have had on the shooting performance over games two and three I think it definitely would. I don't think there's any question particularly him because people forget about Steph. He's so good at going to the basket and finishing inside. I think he in kyri are the two best, you know, going using the backboard they win there. And it doesn't matter. How big the guy they shoot it. Higher up on. The glass, and they do tried to dunk the one the flat out just missed a layup on the other one. I don't want to give him a pass and saying he'll be the first one to say should've made those shots. There's no question. But I think it the same way that James is it 'cause it wasn't one. I got raked in both of them in in game two him that bothering him. I give Steph some love for that. But again, you gotta play. It's different when you're playing with two fingers taped together. Yeah. I know it's his nine shooting in. But I think it's a difference. And frankly, he gets a lot of deflections. Also, that's another thing. He does on the other end. So I think in in here bits his defense a little bit. So. Yeah factor for sure. But no, not a deciding factor not not to miss some of the shots that Steph missed on a stretch PJ Elizabeth right here was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news before I let you get on outta here. Just gimme gimme an answer. Gold. All Denver, Portland. Who would that series Portland? Golden State Houston who wins that series. Golden State Milwaukee Boston, Milwaukee Philadelphia Toronto. There's a shocker Sixers. Wow. It's six or seven seven for sure. Wow. PJ kalispell love you, man. Can't wait to talk to you. The the playoffs continued on foot. Thanks a lot. Take time out of the busy schedule even with you. All right, buddy, the one and only peajacket listenable right here with Steve an ESPN radio ESPN news at an eight say ESPN, it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six outstanding basketball mind, that's the honor that I have working at ESPN. I got a lot of. I mean, I I mean, it's just personal for me. I mean, I look at guys when I think about I I'm a guy that loves basketball. I live eat and breathed basketball. Yes. I know I know my boxing, and I cover it. I'm honored to be working with my man max because he knows his boxing. Okay. Football, regardless of of some of mea culpas full pause. That I made I watch my football. I know football. Sometimes I've just distracted because I got too much on my sodas, but that's either here or there. Love my football stuff like that. But when you talk about basketball college basketball, Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg, Jay Williams. It don't get any better, y'all. It don't get any better. I love it. I love it. When you think about pro basketball. You see the folks that I'm surrounded when you walk in the building and Jalen Rose's there and Chauncey as dear and Paul Pierce is we got Tracy McGrady. We're going rate. You nichols. Does a great job, Michelle Beatles, hosted NBA counter. I mean, the list goes on and on greedy in the morning get up, you know, what I'm saying, Shawn farming them. He's I mean, these these people are special. Okay. And then you look at the best one analyst lease it, gentlemen. I get to talk to Jake. Elizabeth? I get to talk to you be Brown. He'll be bro. Who's forgotten? What I mean? He'll be brown-nosing much basketball is Dave basement who created the damn game. Okay. I mean, this is this is what this is what I'm exposed to let me just special. It's just better college football everybody talking about the draft. We'll see how do you know, how notes because Mel kiper topic say Toby that's why that's why I have access to the experts. Why do I need to play? Let me please. I'm a busy, man. I ain't got Tom to watch, you know, one hundred fifty plus d one college football programs to Hello. I know I listened to the experts to do no Kuyper Julian Darby say what am I missing for the NFL draft. I wouldn't worry about it damn thing. They told me listen. I mean, when you have that kind of access is just something specimen too, many people want to be on TV. You want to be on TV? You wanna get your shine? You wanna get your money? You want to go home? No. I learned from the best. That's what excites me as I say, my speeches. I'm brilliant. Because I know I'm not I simply listen to those who are and I sent him. It's just like when I was doing. ESE and they asked me the question. Well, Stephen, what do you feel about this fight coming up? You know with me standing next to you. Call me. I said I'm gonna go with what he said why because he was the rating light heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the world. He wouldn't know. Okay. He would know Ariola Wannian these boys. Please. I missing anything talk to the experts. You listen to what the hell say, you do your homework, you watch the videos, you watch the games you study, it you talk to people, but less than two experts to too many people are to Dan pigheaded and cocky dot to learn that I don't have that problem. Our repeat, I am brilliant. Because I know I'm not I listen to those who are and I learned from them and all the stuff that I know about my basketball. I still just learnt a boatload from PJ Carlesimo. Thank you, so much PJ love your brother creature. You in an eight say ESPN editing seven to nine three seven seven six back with your calls them on a minute. 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Also, a couple of other things to keep in mind here as I skimmed through my notes right here in the Stephen Smith show, ESPN radio lots of stuff that continue to get into because there's still more NBA playoff action to get into. And you know, I'm not going to fail to give you that. Make no mistake about it. But I will also remind you still a lot of stuff to get into. So it's just stick around touch. The Dow you're listening to the Stephen Smith show ESPN radio ESPN news, give back to the phone. Let's go to rob you live in you live with Stephen A on ESPN radio. What's up, man? Hey, what's going on? Stephen a great playoff basketball. I really liked the way Denver pulled it off. I say one thing today have win and something that I see a lot of MBA players even superstar having troubles with three throws win games. He wanted those games with free throws. And I see so many players missing critical crucial free throws even the super stars. Well, you're right. There's no question about that those always play a pivotal role. Joel Embiid missed three down the stretch. There's no denying that. But I also think that we pay attention to it. It's about fluidity on the basketball court making sure the right people have the the ball in the right situations at the right time. It's a bit more complicated than people are willing to give it credit for. But I'm keeping my eyes on a lot of things I gave Portland Pash yesterday because when you win a game in quadruple overtime. But then you got to go against these same young thoroughbreds less than forty eight hours later, sometimes you're going to have it. Sometimes you don't I thought that they mean a little a little bit gassed yesterday. But in the case of Houston and Golden State Steph Curry's got to play better. It was audibly the worst playoff game of his career the way he performed in game three, particularly when you consider how Kevin Durant was bowling Klay. Thompson has got to be more sort of as well, we can't ignore that. Then in Houston's K C P three somewhat. All he's getting a pass because he's not looking as good as he should meaning. In terms of his assertiveness taking more shots in the Eastern Conference. Kyri is not playing like a superstar. There's no denying he's going up against a bunch of trees in Milwaukee in the Greek freak and brook Lopez and Middleton and others can't ignore it. And they don't even have brogden. So we've got to keep our eyes on that. And of course, we're Philadelphia and Toronto Kawhi Leonard looks like all superstar because he is and Joel Embiid. I mean gas in the first game in game two. And then who the hell knows what was wrong with him yesterday. We can't point two free throws when Joel Embiid is Texan this coach at six twenty AM nine hours before the game talking about e might not be able to play. Well, I mean, we just can't have that that just can't happen, man. Now, I can't speaking of baking Kawai, Stephen still gone with kyri over Kawai, and you know, no kyri, and I picked no, no, no. It's not about picking them. It's about believing where they would land. I know that kyri Irvine is all. Does he is? He ain't no Kawai Linnet. But Kawai it you don't hear about him anywhere but Toronto or the Los Angeles Clippers that's the issue. What what you think it's fight this weekend with Jacobson? I believe it or not. I didn't see I didn't see it because I was working the rockets go to State Warriors game. I knew canola would win by decision because I didn't think he would get knocked out by Jacobs. And I knew that Jenkins wasn't going to get the decision. But more importantly than anything else when I saw nila in in the sequel against triple g hint tripled g with those body shots and seeing how strong Kamilo heirs with that thick neck and how he can take a punch. I just think that he's the permit do for everybody to take down. And I don't know how they're going to do it because he's a hell of a boxer. He can punch and he could take a punch. I don't know how they're going to beat them. But I gotta go, rob. I appreciate the call. Thank you so much Anthony Alava Stephen eight what's up. We'll start saving are you doing? Sure. This one is bring this. This is about the LeBron magic just want to bring it like from a different light, different perspective. Now, we gotta understand that magic. That's his name magic. Right. He'd been magic ever since five. We know him playing ball. You know, so far is like him just all of a sudden leaving without telling nobody without no explanation. That's probably his magic. So who he is magic. Okay. So what's your point? That's my thing. Just this magic. And I'm not talking about Magic Johnson. But I'm saying the word magic. Magic isn't always a good thing, bro. So that's not a good thing that what he did. But when he does his magic, I mean, sometimes you don't even own a court. He does his magic with the ball. There's no explanation of what he's doing. You just do what he's doing? So that's my point. You don't have a point. But my brother, I gotta be on you. You don't have a point right now. That makes no sense. What you're saying? He just do what you do what the hell does that mean to a national radio audience? We don't comprehend net. What does that mean? Why do magic? Well. So why does that mean what does that mean clarify if a teacher said to you wo does what he do magic? What does that mean to you? How do you comprehend that his name reflects what he does? So he does manage how you comprehend. So he does magic. So what's the magic the magic is? He just don't need explanation. When you do need explanation behind your magic. I guess what? Guess what guess what? Guess what? My magic is the dial tone that you about to hear 'cause we got to comprehend what the hell you saying call back tomorrow when you have a better damn explanation for what the hell you just said because that makes absolutely no sense to my listeners because it doesn't make any sense to me. And I'm who counts. So that doesn't copying. I don't comprehend. What be because he magic you. Do what you do that don't make sense call back tomorrow. When you're making sense. Let's go to Chris you lava Stephen what's up. Quick quick quick thing is beautiful clothing segment about talking about work for ESPN. I pray. I get there one day. So real quick about what I'm saying from the Sixers, even I think that been Simmons is not playing up to all star level, Stephen any. He's not you can't be a playmaker at this level. Steve may saying thirty minutes a game only three free throw teams in four games. He's only he's not impacted the game and assist. There's three other guys average just a mini assistance. He is butlers at five point eight while giving up thirty eight a game to Kalat. He's not having the same impacts, even they would not be able to win a championship. If being can't be playmaker. Well, it is. And you can make shots. Let me say this to you. This is what bothers me about your position and others because max baited earlier this morning, and it didn't make much sense to me. Here's what nobody's denying the lack of an impact have been Simmons his hat. We get all of that. But we knew that coming into the series. And the moment we saw. Brent brown. Take the point guard responsibilities away from him and give it to Jimmy Butler on numerous occasions. We see what they're doing. And we know that's going to neutralize the impact they've been Simmons is going to have it somewhat to some degree what we anti excuse me, what we anticipated. Our was that Tobias Harris would be a better shooter that twenty five percent range in this series better than to thirteen shooting in game three. Well, we anticipated that Joel Embiid would show up and be more formidable like he wasn't gained three. And even if you all their formidable in game three shooting nine of forty three from the field and the other three games in this series. Coming up with excuses, you sick and game to you sick again and gained four gastro intestinal issues. Having the runs or whatever you texting your coach at six twenty AM nine hours before a game to say that you might not be able to play come on, Chris when you look at Ben Simmons. I'm not trying to I'm not trying to dismiss that. A factor. I get it. But it's somewhat taken away from them. When you consider what Jimmy Butler has been asked to do. And when you consider what Jimmy Butler is doing combined with what Joel Embiid is supposed to do if Joel Embiid is doing what he's supposed to do. And Jimmy Butler is doing what we've seen him. Do. We're not talking about the Sixers and problems in this series. We're talking about the seventy Sixers team that's up three one. Right. And I I'm not recused nasty about I'm not talking about a whole. I'm talking about were individual piece. What impact does he had all the flow of coach preference? I don't see even. Well, again, I'm saying you that I could talk about that after the series. My mind is on this series. I've lamented the shooting prowess or lack thereof of Ben Simmons on numerous occasions where I've said that have been Simmons has a junk shot the Philadelphia seventy Sixers win at all. But he doesn't. So we know what the innovations are because we knew what they weren't coming into the series yet. The Sixers were still up to one. So why are they tied to? Then they just because of Ben Simmons. That's because Joel and be that's because of Tobias Harris, and we have to look at it and call it what it is. I gotta bounce. 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Hour 2: Paul Finebaum joins

"This is this even a Smith show podcast. Steve day. Number two, Stephen Smith show right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news number call it always triple eight say ESPN that's edits seven to nine three seven seven six. You know, what never goes out of style apprising special friend or loved one. With twenty four multicolored roses for twenty nine ninety nine for one eight hundred flowers dot com to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN has always my on their privileged to have my next guest on the line. He is live at the national championship game night at Santa Clara. I'm talking about the great one himself, the one and only Paul finebaum. He's live with yours, truly, right? He understanding Michaud ESPN radio news going all Paul. How are you, sir? I am doing great, Stephen. Thank you very much. Well, first of all, you're doing great. And I think that enough self it's a special special things thing for you to say because from what I'm hearing the weather out. There has been dreadful. I have no idea how that's going to affect the game. Tonight. Talk to me about the conditions under which players will be playing the night for the national championship. Today. I've been here for four days is the first thing that we have not had rain or gale force wins. And so I think the weather is going to be okay. But the issue is going to be the field chip Kelly yesterday coach briefly, by the way, the forty for the forty Niners. And he said it's the worst field he's ever seen. And they just you know, you remember the Super Bowl with Carolina in Denver. They could never get field. Right. The fires could never get the right spikes, followed. Is this truck going by n? It's just that. That's that's a serious issue. Rain won't rain. So but the field, I think will be swap even those been covered. So I I'm not a genius. But that definitely affects the game. Somehow right now tonight as we get set for this national championship game. Let's call it. What it is. Everybody's saying Alabama Alabama Alabama all day everyday roll tide. But what chance do you give Clemson in this game? And what do you think they need to do in order to pull out a victory? Shaven. I think it's possible. I bet it's hard. You haven't seen? Obama lose a lot of times and. So to me, I definitely favor Alabama. I told you I take I think Alabama has a bad tendency sometimes to I wouldn't say self-destruct because that's not in their DNA. But they could be all if they're sloppy at the beginning of the game like the Georgia game and let and let Clemson in. That's an issue, but both of the common is dominant bake off too fast start. So let me give you the Oklahoma game. They they got off to a twenty eight to nothing that chance they scored to make it thirty five ten the play was called back. But I mean, that's that's that's what Alabama's about. That's what to that's that's his DNA so to speak. So I think they also just intimidate the other team for all the folks that, you know, clemson's not intimidate biolo- Bama air everyone's intimidated by Alabama conscious. Very good both not get carried away. I mean, they they still are. Not quite on the same fresh old Alabama is Paul Fong. Right. He was even eight years PM radio ESPN news. You know when I look at Clemson. Everybody's been talking about the weak link is secondary. And I say I say everybody, that's it right there the games over because when you look at some of these receivers, Jerry, Judy and rigs deterred, okay, you got devante Smith. God. Jalen waddell. Receivers Alabama averaging averaging at least sixteen yards a catch. And you'll weak link is your secondary of your the opposition to me that that nullifies any chance of Clemson having to lose this game talk to me about that for a second. I I think you're right. I think that's been girded. I think for those who think Clemson is going to win or not really seeing the key point. And listen to us about as precise any quarterback I've ever seen play college football. And you give him any advantage in again phenomenal defensive line. They it's not didn't play as well as they were advertised. They gave up a lot of points to Texas AM early in the year twenty six six against. Thirty five South Carolina. Yup. So I mean that to me is plenty of reason for pause. And you know, I think I heard you say earlier about Alabama has has given up a lot of points lately too. Well, they have they've also find very dynamic defenses. And and I think the the Georgia was a little bit with that was a legitimate score. Because Georgia was ahead and really dominated the game. The Oklahoma school was not legitimate. That game was just with one play from just being a in a visceral reaction and ala. Bama lost a little focus. They didn't quite finish the game. I think they you know, they were when you're twenty eighth and nothing, you know, you're going to the championship game. I think that had a lot to do with the final score not indicative of the game. Right. It was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news. You know, Paul saw a little bit of your conversation with defensive back Deontay Thompson. And you know, talking about living up to you know, to talk about the relationship with Nick Sabin living up to the reputation of tie defense. But I do remember hunter run for twenty two passes two hundred and Levy yards and four touchdowns combined in that previous playoff matchups against Alabama. This man has been very very successful against Alabama, and the three meetings that they've gone up against one another. So I say to you tonight how much of a factor. Do you expect him to be and how much do you think that matchup against somebody like the anti Thompson is going to benefit Alabama? It could. Alabama two years ago. The reason why that game went away. It did was it. Jalen hurts was awful. I don't think I don't need to sell you on that as right? And in the end, Alabama. Do we just on the field on they had they had a double digit lead that game? And they were in a really great position put away, but they just they could not on on third down. So that's play at the end of the game was against a dog tired, Alabama defense and to me, you know, that's all about has to avoid the nice. It's a pretty simple plan. Don't don't leave yourself on the field too long. You know, I look at Alabama right now. And and obviously I pay attention to Clemson as well because I'm a huge fan of dabbles Sweeny. But I'm looking at these guys right now. And I gotta ask you about the absence of dex DeLores is a six five three hundred and forty pound. Do you know that that I mean, you're talking about a potential elite nose tackle in the National Football League for years to come? He's not going to be playing tonight after testing positive for banned substance. What kind of the UN -ticipant that will have on Clemson tonight? I think it's going to have an effect because. The narrative is it didn't matter last week. Well, not only Anyona matter last week against Notre Dame. Maybe Trevor Lawrence was outstanding Dexter was out best. But but I think Obama's different and Alabama just is so deep in every position, especially running back think about it. I mean, they have Jacobs who was the star of the Oklahoma game Damian heresy potentially a first round pick. They've Niger heirs who a lot of people really don't even know. What is he was the star in the fourth quarter last year in the national championship game? So I mean, they can go to any three of those guys, you know, with wide receiver lineup looks like them. They've got one for this wide receiver in the country. They've got one other thing two years ago three years ago, I should say Alabama won the national championship going go. Jay Howard, Alabama has has has Irv Smith. He you don't hear a lot about him. He's another threat. Paul finebaum. You still there? I'm still okay. I gotcha. Thought I lost you for a second apologize Paul right here on ESPN radio. ESPN news, Paul let me get into Alabama a little bit more from this perspective. Quinton Williams the real deal. There's no denying that almost caught himself by talking about their quarterbacks. Or what have you particularly column married before they played Oklahoma? Now, you've got a situation he's going to be there tonight. But you don't know we don't know whether or not Christian Miller is going to be available. He's considered their most consistent pass rusher. He's got eight and a half sacks. What are you hearing about Christian Miller in terms of availability? And what kind of impact that you anticipate he'll have tonight. I think that's a real question. He Nick Sabin was was pretty tight lipped Saturday when asked about him. He's phenomenal player which I could say about half the half the lineup. But I don't think we're gonna see a lot of him based on what I'm hearing. You know, is it a factor possibly, but. But I think it's if there is any reason to be concerned about Alabama missing him could be one of those things we talked about late late tonight. Well, I bring that up because obviously I think you're gonna have to get to Trevor Lawrence. I mean, the guy's got a quick release. This is what they say about him and when Christian will Mila suffering that strained hamstring against Oklahoma. That's the reason why there's a question Mark about him. But every time they talk about Trevor Lawrence. They talk about him. He's not a run I quarterback. You know, he's got a quick release. These not the most mobile dune in the world. Even though he has run with the football about fifty four times. She he's got a very very quick release in light of what you've seen from because you, and I was speaking most ago a matter of fact right before the Syracuse game when? Davos weenie announced that Trevor Lawrence would be the quarterback and Kelly. Bryant was leaving Clemson right before. Then you talked about, you know, why this move was made. It was made looking ahead to Alabama facing Alabama down the road. Now that it's happened based on what you've seen from Trevor Lawrence. How do you know didn't Dabo Sweeney hat to make that move? Anyway, we'd get all of that. But how do you feel about him having trouble Lawrence at his as his quarterback in light of the fact that he was looking forward to having a quarterback that could go up against Alabama. I think our Bama would. I think our bam were being this game against Clemson it Kelly, Brian they've been a quarterback because they haven't really faced anyone that they had to have dynamic passing attack even against Notre Dame that's night on need him. So that the airport is in the line of Levi stadium. That's why you keep hearing these planes this. All right. Okay. He'll get they they he is. He is. He is very good. But I don't think he's exceptional yet. I think he will be. I think he's got unbelievable talent. I don't think he beat Alabama. I know that sounds like a very black and white statement something that I'm disregarding a lot of thing. I'm not. But I also have seen this movie with Nick Sabin any many times. There's a reason why young quarterbacks don't beat him because he's one of the best defensive coaches in the country. We never talk about that. But but you are not both know that he who'd under Bill Belichick. That's where he learned. And you know for all the the greatness of Brent dentals on the. Other side. And he is quite good. He's he he may be as good defensive coordinator. Is there is in college football savings the best bomb at when we look at Nick Sabin. I mean, he he listened he's already recognized as the greatest in in college football in college football history. Some would say it's not even arguable having said all of that he wins tonight. Where does he go from here? What else is there to do? That is a great question. Every time I utter maybe saving off away and do something else. I got a text from one of his former assistants thing, you're out of your mind. He's never gonna leave. Well, at some point you do. And I think fixated I know I know for fact that he's taking a long look at after winning last year's title and even two years ago. Doesn't so search for long? That's not who he is. But you have to wonder those even when you are the best at what? Best investments ever been and you have young guys. Like that though. Like Herbie smart light, JIMBO Fisher. You know, you feel it. It mean sixty seven years old. He's a young sixty seven. I come Ribeira, Brian when he died at sixty nine he was all man, Nick Sabin, not an old, man. But you, but you what you do feel a little bone sometime. So I think there's always a chance he'll look and go, you know, what there are no more mountains to conquer. I wouldn't bet that that's not. That's not a favorite. I'm not suggesting it. But I think there's always that sliver of a chance what he do would the NFL interesting. I I don't see him on the sideline the NFL, but could some bad cat billionaire owners. They listen I want you to run by franchise. And as long as Nick saving was a short it could he could have the the power. I think he could be enticed where Dono. I'm always the possibility who let's go to his competitor tonight's national championship game dabbled, sweetie. Particularly with urban my having sworn to he's retired. He stepping away from the game of football Suming that he's telling the truth, and that he's correct in that is dabbled Sweeney. Number two on the list of college football coaches in the nation considering the recent success of clemson's program what he's been able to build their. I think you have to say that because he has the title Lincoln Riley, very impressive to me. But he doesn't have the title doesn't have a college football playoff win, JIMBO Fisher Kirby. Smart. I mean, there's a long list of coaches who I think are quite good. But it really the gap Stephen between Nick Sabin and even Davos weenie with a win tonight is dramatic. I mean, this is not a sport or year. You have a lot of clutter at the top. So I think I think I think as a complex that by what's really interesting is that eleven years ago, he was given the interim tag when Tommy Bowden was fired. I wouldn't have given him one shot at being the the head coach for he didn't have any had no background at all. So that that makes what his his accomplishment. We'll win or lose tonight. Even more remarkable isn't devils. Winnie plan would house Monday tonight. I mean, nobody's expecting Clifton a win this game. No. Yeah. I mean two years ago with the Shawn Watson, there was an expectation. There is none. I mean, you know, the numbers five five and a half. And you're gonna get your every third sports caster pick, Clemson just for fun. But no, I don't I have not run into many people. Frankly, anyone I respect greatly. You know, give me a convincing argument for Clemson tonight. So would that be said I have to ask you this question. What if somehow some way Nick Sabin found a way to lose this game considering how great his reputation is how much damage would do to his reputation his legacy? If he would lose a game tonight that everybody's expected them to win considering how much Alabama has been ballyhoo throughout this year. It would. It would hurt especially losing straight to Daboh. Not to stray too championship. I mean, you're you're judged by that Stephen a, you know urban urban be saving for years ago. And you know, go up and down the radio. Dial everyone was acquiring urban Meyer the best coach in college football. That's that's the world we limit. You know that I mean, you're on the front line of giving strong opinions. I think it would be somewhat premature. But it would definitely it wouldn't it would it would ding save its reputation. I'll I'll tell you that. And that's another reason why I would argue saving wins. He's got to start thinking, you know, what I got. I've got a Rembrandt on the campus. Do I really want it splattered with a loss year or laws there? He knows how difficult it may not look difficult because he's here every year. But I mean think about this at midnight tonight. If he wins that six out of the last ten I mean, we're talking about a competitive sport here. This is not it's not an individual sport where you could dominate like tiger did at one time or for Roger Federer or someone. Else? We also will also in the pinion business. So I'll ask yours because you don't just know college football, you know, football all again, I know you watch the NFL as well. If if first of all if you had if you had your druthers, where would you like to see Nick Sabin that would you like him for him to remain in college football? Or would you like them to move on and go to the NFL go back to the NFL? Yeah. I'm I I'm on the argument that if he in he has nothing more to prove absolutely. All he would be doing is would be endangering the legacy. So I I would take a fire on the NFL. I I I I'd have to look over. Listen, they're a million openings right now. The question is can save land someplace in the NFL or he's comfortable with the owner when he went to Miami. He was very comfortable with Wayne housing the former owner of the dolphins. He had a good time. There's record was right, right? And I don't think he's obsessed with rewriting that. Because I don't think anyone really cares anymore that Nick Sabin that to cadets Rian years right with the dolphins. But he's a man. That's challenged every day. You've heard this answer. It's cliche. You know? He's he he has to have something to do. Well, you know, running an NFL franchise with give him plenty to do. And if he could go to an NFL franchise, first of all, I'm assuming based on what you just said he wouldn't be going there just to coach he would have to be the boss of football operations. Is that correct? Is that what you're trying to say? Yes. Hear me the fall. Paul finebaum. I think we lost. We lost the signal. It's okay. It's all right because Paul finebaum certainly gave us enough. No question about that wish that he was still on the answer that question 'cause I'd love to see where Paul finebaum thinks Nick Sabin shit. And if he elected to go to the NFL on one hand you want to go there with a great great quarterback. So you'd think Green Bay but on the same breath. You don't wanna sit up the an tolerate somebody having a cash Shay to ignore your place when you send them in. And what have you like Azaruddin's allegedly did what Mike McCarthy? So I mean, I don't know me personally. I'm sorry. I never saw it against Amer Raj side just won't do it. I just think he's the best in the business. But, you know, those according to the reports not necessarily me having said all of that. I just think it's one of those situations where I would love to see him in Green Bay. Cleveland is a job. Everybody seems to be attracted to at this particular moment in time in the National Football League. Paulo you back there you back now Paul I am I'm sorry. I lost. I was saying I was I was saying I wanted your opinion if he were to end up the party for the NFL is the particular destination that you would prefer that you think would be ideal for Nick Sabin. Whether it's ama- Rogers in Green Bay, whether it's Baker Mayfield and a young Cleveland squad with the Browns own ever to anybody. That was standing junior your giant. Yeah. Yeah. I don't see him in the New York area because of the because of the ownership. I don't see them giving exciting that type of legally. I mean, Green Bay's interesting because that's a public team. You know, Cleveland interesting because of Baker, and he's also been there before and say that even though they were not successful, Stephen a favorite always talk finally about these years under Bella check with the Brown. So I do think those are two I would look at I would stay away from a couple where you have ownership that you and I both know would never let even saving run the show. But I mean, there's a I I am not making this as a strong argument and just bring it up to you. Because you and I like to think in different terms in the crowd. But, but I I I would not be the most surprised person in the world if he could at least considered it. Yeah. I know he'll be called a mar I I think that's a pretty much guarantee that Jimmy Sexton is agent. We'll get a call or several calls. Paul finebaum. Right. He was Stephen ESPN radio and ESPN news Walla to get on of here urban Meyer is he done and your mission is truly truly finished. Or is he just taking a year off before lens at another program. Think he's probably already board. I got a big kick the other day, Stephen he's gonna teach class. I mean, come on. I mean, come on ethics it integrity. I would I'll be shocking urban coaches for a year or two I bet he ends up in TV next year because that's that's the that's the pattern that he had last time around. And then after you're not ever couple months of TV, he'll be bored to death. And Jim Hough NAT at another season has gone by has been a part of national player of pitcher getting shellacked against Ohio State, and what have you in the last game of the regular season? And whatever you you're losing a bowl game, by the way. Again, what are your thoughts about Jim Harbaugh? And where he goes. To as I told you often that he'll be tempted by an offer. I I think he has no upward mobility Michigan. I mean, he caught him rake at urban gone. But to me Jim Harbaugh has played out. His fan base is growing very very weary of him. He managed to turn a great season into a bus by by. But that just the floral abominable performance last week against Florida. I mean that that was beyond embarrassing on top of the even more embarrassing allow state laws. He has just screwed up a good thing and another one I would suggest get outta there while he can good. I don't see it ending. Well for him if he's playing with fire in Ann Arbor. My last question to you would be this. I'm here in New York today. And when we think about the national championship, obviously college football in the New York area eight the biggest thing in the world. I wish it was. But it's too bad. When you don't have a program. To root for. I mean, I is there any chance at all that college football in this in the northeast area. Title contender will ever be here. I don't think Steven A. And I, you know, I'm a big fan of college football college to the people that run college football. They're meeting right now to talk about the expansion of the playoff are very into le'veon's in their thinking, and until they make this a more exciting postseason. I I don't see a arket like New York gravitating. I I know that I it's a long season. But you know, I spent a lot of time in New York this year with you. And and I I never felt it. And I think the game has to change I think it has to be a little more inclusive make it more dramatic and right now the way the season ends. I mean, even today. This is the biggest eight here in college football. And I woke up this morning. I watch your show. I watch other and the NFL playoffs where the big story because they showed it this. Those are incredible games over the weekend. And until about one thirty two o'clock eastern time on the day the championship. The the flip doesn't switch to the college championship game. And if it's if it's not a great game you live in New York. Are you staying up to midnight? I know you're not you're flipping off. Because you gotta go to work. Tomorrow. Paul finebaum. Always appreciate you, buddy. I'll be watching tonight. Definitely looking forward to talk to you tomorrow, and take it easy, buddy. Applies reduction. Right. The one and only Paul finebaum. You can catch his show. SEC network. Paul finebaum radio show live three seven PM eastern standard time every weekday. Make sure you check them out at eight say ESPN, it's todate two three seven six back with your calls and more in a minute. You listening to Steven A. He has radio ESPN news, by the way when you're hiring. You don't wanna waste time sorting through dozens of irrelevant resumes. You want an efficient way to get to a shortlist of qualified candidates. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes set of questions, basically Jabaquara zero qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard. Discover why three million businesses use indeed for hiring post job today and indeed dot com slash higher. Search for greatness, search indeed back which Ecoles more than a minute though, test a dollar Stephen is being radio. He's been news. Indeed knows finding the right hire takes time away from your business. 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They deserved a lot of credit Gordon came back and he got hurt again ramp forty yards. They only ran for eighty nine yards on the date for the river zone with two hundred sixty yards on the day. But I gotta tell you this. Had it been me, and I'm not knocking the module by any stretch of imagination kids gift these gotta promise future. But his Baha would have been on the bench now, obviously that would have been the wrong decision based on what we saw thereafter lesbianic-ly about that. Okay. Well, we saw there there after with him pass for over one hundred fifty four yards in two consecutive touchdown drops to pull the Baltimore Ravens within twenty three seventeen. But at the moment they were down twenty three to three they were down twenty three two three. Couldn't do anything. Right. And in three and a half quarters three and a half quarters. Okay. Lamar Jackson had passed. For less than forty yards. Now. That's just disgraceful recites. Anyway, we want. That's just disgraceful. Would nine oh nine left in the fourth quarter. Three quarters and nearly three minutes. Three-quarters nearly six minutes. Lhamo Jackson hadn't even throw a fifty yards. Neither forty Young's now know about y'all but out of Joe flacco up in that game. Put him up. Lamar Jackson couldn't make any throats. Let alone right once Dixon. Snead. Edulis crabtree. Brow? They will open. They went all the in Kita entire three quarters of six minutes. They will. Hilly's sometime. Flaco could give him the ball. Sorry, the Montana. Couldn't get him. The ball. I'm sorry. That have been me. Flacco would have been in that game. This dude, Anthony Lynn was not in a seven last year this year twelve or four now thirteen and four. We talked about coaches this is doing the job. Let's give respect where do. Just so we clear. Eight say has been edited to seven about away. The Indianapolis Colts might be mostly leaper. Angela. I'm me mall. Mac had a monster game against Houston edgy. Look is back that offensive lawn was filled with a butter. Rough ride. Josse Quinn Nelson. The number one number six overall pick first round pick for the quotes just damn near lifted. Davie cloudy up and drive him into the turf. You got some monster. Semaine dudes for the Indianapolis Colts whose job is to protect Andrew lock. And they're doing it pretty damn, well, they really are and deserve our respect and a whole bunch of credit for the job that they're doing. It's very very impressive. And I gotta give credit with credits doing when you look at the Indianapolis Colts the damn number one in every category. You can imagine since they started out their season like one and five. Over the last eleven games. I don't know if you could find a category, they number one in. Sixth-ranked passing attack. Fifth ranked offense bheith against the run top ten defense and away in a case edgy, look who's religiously been on suicide watch due out his career every year. You see you look every single year his rookie year sec forty one time second year, set thirty two dollars thirty sec twenty seven times fourth you didn't even last seven games, and we stack fifteen times comes back in two thousand sixteen fifteen games set forty one times this list here this year. Sacked just eighteen times. Eighteen times can't say enough about him. Can't say enough about him. Indy goes out to twenty one nothing lead. Ultimately, win twenty one seven poor Shawn Watson had an awful game. The worst. I've seen him look. But I would like y'all keep him on a man got sex sixty two times this year sixty two times sixty two times in one season. The more Jackson was sacked. I mean, you wanna talk about a travesty. I'm sorry. Shawn Watson my bed. Shawn Watson sacked sixty two times three times out of it. Bill O'Brien got this team to the playoffs. I'm not course, the Bill O'Brien accurate at all. I know he did a damn good job head coach Penn State and trying to lift them from the abyss that whole Jerry Sandusky scandal. I get all of that. And he's to be commended, I just gotta say this. I'm having serious questions as to whether or not he's the right guy for Shawn Watson. I'm not questioned whether the right Gotha Houston. I'm question. Whether he's the right gafa does Shawn Watson. I don't know. I really don't know the answer that question. The Watson over four thousand yards. Twenty six thousand nine sceptres complete sixty percent of his Baz as a one three quarterback rating. Accu- Biard sixty three played all sixteen games. But I gotta tell you something I'm having serious questions as to whether or not somebody else's the right man for that job in Houston. Because the Shawn Watson is, Dan. He's clearly the future of the franchise not saying, I know the answer I'm saying it's a question it eight say ESPN, let's get back to the phones. Let's go to Frank. You'll live Stephen it. What's up Frank? Going on even go ahead. Let's man how you doing. Not bad not bad. I hear talking smack about the next divisional playoffs coming up. I wanna get your opinion about them. And especially those patriots. The patriots be really vulnerable and they game against the chargers. I don't see them being outta friends. It can talk and smacking you like me who thinks going to win because I don't see the for. Rivers, Gordon, Keno. Who you talking about the charges in the patriots? Yeah. I have made my decision yet. I think the charges can beat them. I'm not as a nam it with the patriots. As I am now. But I'm not trying to build a chicken Brady in playoff game. In foxboro. I will tell you Philip rivers never beat them as oh. And foreign for trips against Tom Brady there. I would tell you that if ever there was a time to have confidence in the confident in the charges, by the way, I think it would be now I will tell you that. Having said all of that. I am of the mindset. However that. It just remains to be seen the listen boasted in have a great game. But Ingram had a couple of sacks strip fumble the whole bit. He showed up, and I don't see both have in two games to bad games in a row, and they can get to the quarterback that could cover the secondary. This kid James at the safety. Spot is something special behold out of Florida state. He's the real deal. So I look at the charges. They are not the San Diego Chargers. They had a Los Angeles charges. They are not the charges coached by Marty. Schottenheimer? Bevy of other coaches, the north Turner's of the world that can't win hunts of the world. What this is Anthony Lynch team, different culture, different mindset and everything else in between. I gotta tell you something. I I'm not sure yet. But I'm gonna give the charges the chance I tell you that much because I think they're better teams in New England. I just don't see them winning run game on our no show. That's that's fair. That's fair. I definitely give you that the flip side to it. As what are the New England Patriots? I rob gronkowski particularly Natta. Josh Gordon is going. What are they? That's the question. And I think they got agent. I mean, they got Ataman Julie. But element is great. But he was better when amendola was there. That's not the case now and he's agent as well. So I don't know. I don't know. I think New England's vulnerable. But I make my decision about that. Come friday. Let's go to allow Stephen what's up. We'll be go ahead. Are you good? Yeah. Just wanna know you talking to real deal. I've been eagle if nineteen seventy nine I just wanna know why you though, Nick foles came a franchise quarterback forty. You're not giving them as props. He's right there. I did not say that what I said is that I wouldn't pick him ahead of wince. I never said that Nick foles can't be a franchise quarterback. I certainly know you could be a franchise quarterback for TV delivered the Super Bowl four. That's not the question. The question is if costed Wentz healthy who you go on with the. Okay. Okay. I'll go with you before I'm while going to pull. Okay, I'm going because I'm born with who get me shit. This is not a popularity contest. I'm not in it. Another. No don't waste time. Saying something I could say here's the question. I got I need you to be real quick with this. But don't be slick which answer, you know. And I know that foles could deliver the chip because he already has. But are you confident that he would do that for you? If he was starting the whole season without getting hurt. Okay. That's. Spent the fans I mean, Rick. I understand no problem. I got it. At an eight say he has been today to not through six close out the show goals in a minute. Stephen ESPN radio. Guess what you're in the middle of the Stephen with show podcast. Dammit made it back his show ESPN radio and the news to the phones we go real quick. Make it quick gotta get on outta here. Visit you lava Stephen they talk to me. Stephen agrees from California, brother. Thanks for put it down for all these years giving to the Lakers, you know, enough to the chargers. But you know, what I do have a question. I read I read a quote from Russell kung yesterday saying that he called out the NFL Roger Goodell and NFL is saying that you know, what maybe the NFL doesn't want the chargers to win the biggest stunt stop it. They wanna get stop. It was. When you wanna hold hurry up. Go ahead here from here on out from here on out. He's pretty much calling them out saying, you know, that's the biggest fear of the NFL to see the AFC. Josh audibly played. I throw not true. You know, what great? How great it would be for the NFL to have the LA market in the Super Bowl. Please waste of my time. Thank you for the call, Vincent. Tony you lava leaving a real quick, Tony. You got thirty seconds. Go. Stephen a Smith. Do you think the Rams could be Dallas? Of course, I do that affair Fritz. And I think they should be doubts. Not a question is can Dallas beat them with that defense with van direction? Jails myth that the linebacker spot remembers cowboy fans, I detest I respect the players. Jalen Smith event is no the no joke elite the front seven for Dallas will monsters against Seattle neutralizing run if they can utilize Todd Gurley the way they did that three headed monster for CIO. They can pull it off. But that is what it will take. And I'll let you know Friday who on picking I gotta get on outta here for the day, y'all. Go look forward to watching this new championship game tonight. I love Bama will get it done. But I'm also route for you dabble piece of love you just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN.

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I'm good man that was that was really good. Steve Day. I really appreciate that not a problem not a problem at all so let's get to this. Damian your thoughts about Jalen Ramsey is going to play on the Jacksonville Jaguars uniform against the Tennessee titans on Thursday night football. It's expected. He's expecting this to be his last game. your thoughts about how you know him demanding betrayed in requesting a trade rather. Adler your thoughts about his situation in Jacksonville and whether or not he should even be playing tonight well first of all you know unlike unlike basketball where you have research a lot more games and football the only have sixteen you know the Jacksonville. Jaguars sitting at our sitting at Owen to right now and you know for the guy was you had to put. You have to put it all out there. I I understand that the trade rumors and it's looking more like Jalen Ramsey is going to be traded but right in the right in the immediacy right now. You need all the bodies you have in order to win a football game. That's gotta be the singular focus for the Jacksonville. Jaguars wars of it as far as the trade situation is I think this is a situation where the relationship between dealer Ramsey and and Tom Coughlin whose who's you know who's who was organization they've been butting heads wild particularly in the off season Jalen Ramsey type of guy that you no. He likes to work out of his home in his own hometown. Nashville Tennessee Nashville Tennessee and you know they've been bumping heads full while showing it Jalen Ramsey showing up you try training camp in the brinks truck. I'm sure that Kaufman didn't like didn't like looking into training camp so you know I think I think it's just spilled over to to the point where a guy like Jalen Ramsey whose to me who's a superstar in his league flexible now just flex his muscle and try to try to force a trade. AAC Josefina reported the Kansas City Chiefs Baltimore Ravens Minnesota Vikings Oakland Raiders Seattle the seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles have all called to enquire about the services of Jalen Ramsey where would be the best scenario for him and what well I've said you know. Could you imagine Jalen Ramsey as a cancer too cheap. I mean my goodness. You put the Jalen Ramsey on on on that defense which you know if you watch the Kansas City chiefs over the past couple of years. It's been pedestrian in a pedestrian at best particularly in the back end in the secondary you put him on that defense a guy who's a man to man come oh corner guy who can lock it down control the half half of the film or the diva side boy you talking about. Busey your your chances as attention not to to try to represent the AFC and a super bowl a Baltimore also in a in an intriguing option because we all know that the Ramos have been known for for defense off for years and they have earl. Thomas Safety is a perennial pro bowl so you put Jalen Ramsey and that secondary there were tremendously club off Baltimore Ravens diva so I would say that the Kansas City chiefs in Bolts and the Baltimore Wave Two intriguing options for me Kansas City or Baltimore. Is that the only scenario in which you envision somebody not having a potential to knock off these New England patriots I had landscape when I look at the landscape of the AFC. I mean those two teams are the ones that you know that really stick out right. Now you know granted this. Is You know we're in September. We have a long way to go. Injuries rescan factor in and all those type of things but you know when you look at the Kansas City chiefs listened the firepower they have on offense and obviously starts the patch mahomes and tyreek hill is out but when he when he comes back is this GonNa be another piece that's going to be you know pretty much unstoppable for the Kansas the city chiefs Sammy Watkins looking like this any walk of old and you know Travis kills the tight end Damian Williams and running back and so they have all the pieces and then we talk about the Baltimore Ravens Obviously Lamar Jackson Light in the league right in granite against the Miami Dolphins in Arizona cardinals but still you know the way Lamar Jackson has just been lights out typically as as relates to throwing the football and obviously any Baltimore team you're going to talk about the the Baltimore Baltimore Ravens defense so combined those two combine those two aspects and right now you gotta look at Kansas City Cheese Baltimore Ravens right now to the teams in the AFC see that could possibly give the New England patriots trouble. We're talking. NFL ANALYST FOR ESPN right here with Steven ESPN radio ESPN news one of the things that I'm worried about. Let's say for example hypothetically speaking there. Jalen Ramsey ended up on the Kansas City chiefs not only would it be a foregone whoa conclusion in the minds of many that it will be Kansas City and New England in the AFC championship game. I think the downside to that is that you'll have a lot of people looking at that in calling it the Super Super Bowl because they'll take that nobody from the NFC could compete is your perspective when it comes to the possibility of Jalen Ramsey ended up with as the Kansas City chiefs or whatever do you look at the NFC is having real viable candidates that can challenge for Super Bowl title can challenge Kansas City can challenge legit healthy New England Patriots Quad. Which is your view? which is your view on that no I? I think there's there's a there's viable teams in the NFC. They'll be able to challenge orange challenge AFC team dot granted New England's New England all got the greatest coach quarterback combination nfl history so everyone knows what what you're doing when you're talking about the New England Patriots and and the Kansas City chiefs you've got the the league MVP IMPACT Mahomes. Maybe the greatest play call. We've we've seen in a Andy Andy Reid so we all know about that but I see now. Not You and I'M GONNA I'm gonNA keep pounding it. Dallas cowboys a real you know Dallas. Cowboys have one of the best rosters you know killing more the office coordinator has been outstanding as far as play design and and and said no Dak Prescott really good John Kennedy quarterbacks coach has done a great job with Dak Prescott as far as his mechanics mechanics and and we haven't even talked about Zeke Elliott Guingona really yet once he gets into football shape and gets going that's GonNa and a whole nother dimension to the Dallas Cowboys so I think Dallas Cowboys Los Angeles Rams their teams innocent degree may packers at some point think about this Stephen Eight the Green Bay packers really being carried by the defense and they have two great Aaron Rodgers their quarterback. What's going to happen when Aaron Rodgers. Let's get going so their teams in the NFC. I think when it's all said Dud we'll be right there to continue along with those two teams. AFC that we you talked about what about Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Philadelphia Eagles on their another team right near Philadelphia Eagles just they're just slam with injuries really early on September. I mean you talking to Sean Jackson Low. They got a lot of guys that are injured right now and obviously honestly you know when you think of the Philadelphia Eagles Carson wentz comes to mind is he going to be able to stay healthy a whole season but no one can deny Doug Peterson Peterson being one of the one of the better head coach. The Dash Football League is one of them. Oh one of the more talented losses in the national football league if these guys can get healthy they'll oh absolutely challenge the Dow's Cobb was an NFC and would be one of the teams competing commodity NFC Shula Bowl right here Stephen Espn radio ESPN news. Let's stick with an NFC east for us on another stopping. The giants obviously decided to make the move the Danny Jones collecting the bench ally Manning Pat Shurmur went up to Dave gettleman. Dave gettleman and Pat Shurmur spoke to ownership they okayed it clearly pat Shurmur and standing alone on the island even when he spoke to the media about it wasn't an attendance co owner John. Mara was not in attendance. This is clearly Sherman's decision and they're allowing him to make it. What what do you think about his decision. And how do you think you may end up handing out. I think Pat Shurmur wanted to if it were out to pasture I think he would have started the season with Dana Jones as as a starting quarterback. I think this was a situation where you know the owner in John. Mary all you know they brought allow back. They could easily cut you off season. They bought it back and you know allow manage start a season as as a starting quarterback right but I think you know once once you have t- particularly the defense took everything in account the defense just they're going to struggle all year on defense and I'm GonNa Stop Anybody and they you look at what's going on offense. I WANNA see a couple. You know why are Sousse suspended injuries at wide receiver and just look at how limited Eli Manning is at the quarterback position. I think that I think Pat Shurmur. Look at situations like you know what we're planning to Tampa. Bay buccaneers and I WANNA get I wanNA keep going on the future of this franchise with Dangle Charles especially especially after the way he played in the preseason. How do you believe he'll say against Tampa. Defensive Sunday well listen. I think you know that Defense Defense be led by Todd Bowles new divas coordinator this other tax defense they come from they'll come from anywhere. This is not your traditional Tampa Bay a defense whereas you know the four the four down to Tampa to that Tony Dungy made famous down at Tampa this now all of multiple multiple defense three four type of defense where they can come from anywhere so Dang Dang Jones well. He'll have his work cut out for them but the one thing they tell you John will bring to the table. The largest doesn't have right. Now is a his ability to to move around. He's a very he's very athletic mobile quarterback and into his ability to push the ball down the field that was one of the main complaints of Odell Beckham Junior. The former giant was that he locked couldn't get the ball tool dangle dangle Jones can so those are two things that we should see out of neo football giants right here Stephen. ESPN RADIO ESPN news one or the other things that I wanted to touch on this show progress. We talked about Danny Jones. We've talked about Jalen Ramsey. We didn't talk about Jamal Adams for the New York jets obviously as a very very strong opinions about the National Football League and then finding him twenty one thousand dollars for his hit on Baker Mayfield you know he the and many many others on the defensive side of the ball over the years have complained about how they've been hamstrung by the National Football League your thoughts about what he had had to say and why well listen first of all I am a I am a huge fan of Jamal ad. I think Jamal Adams plays the game the right way he's one of the best players in the National Football League but he has what would Jamal Adams has understand is whether he likes it or not the quarterback position the most important position sports people tune in to watch the quarterbacks and that hit that Jamal Adams has got final with in regards to Baker Mayfield. I think is questionable is questionable at best but the League the League is made it adamant that they're going to try to protect the quarterback as much as possible now. I think where the League it's gets an problems is the consistency in how they call these call. These you know these hits holiday. Levy defines dare. There's absolutely inconsistencies as far as audibly goes the body but make no mistake about it. They're going to protect the quarterbacks at all costs. Do you think the League I mean we've alluded to this in the elite being accessible on television earlier today on the show I take with yours truly and Max and molly and you were there as well pointed out. How if you're the Lee. Here's a way way to kind of remedy some of these situations complaints on the part of the defense okay no head shots no shots below the knee tackle from from doubt from the Chin down to right above the knee. If you can limit yourself to that we won't be fixated on every little thing that you do to a quarterback tobacco anybody else for that matter just tack all hit in those areas so at least we got a better chance of these guys being around and not having to leave games weeks or months at a time. What do you say that idea or I mean. I you know I like that. You know the again. The problem is is the consistency assistance see. I mean you've got you know you have hit like Jamal Adams against Baker Mayfield but then you know the hit that took nick foles awful weeks there was nothing no no call no nothing and to me. That's the biggest that's the biggest issue that I eh the League is. Let's be consistent across the board. I mean listen. It's already did the guys are already at a disadvantage but let's just be consistent. Justin how we call and how we levy fines because it's just not fair to these guys on on that side of the ball especially when they gotta make snap decisions. I'm ED blink of an eye on. What are your thoughts about? The fact that Ed de Patriots are going against the jets this week in the cowboys are going against the dolphins are off the Patriots or twenty three point favorites of the cowboys or twenty one point favorites and it's the first time since Nineteen eighty-seven that team two teams have been twenty plus point underdogs the same week in the only other time that's happened was in nineteen eighty-seven when a strike was take place and the NFL replacement players. What are your thoughts about that. I think when I look at those two games they're two different scenarios was obviously with Jesse been ravaged with injuries and obviously the quarterback. Sam Darnold has manos so that's just something that we just we really really never seen before as as a released to you know play at estimates are getting motto this. That's something that the jets have no control over but as far as the dolphins is concerned listen I clearly this is a this is a a tank in situation total rebuild. I understand Dan. The dolphins are trying to hit the reset button but at the same time thing that you know Dominic Foxworth moves all I take and we're talking about. I think might have been talking about this. I think you're putting you're putting you're putting your players in a bad predicament. You put your first of all the veteran guys who were there. you're. I heard on the their futures bars where they you know putting good tape out there because you're playing next to bad players you ask any any former player regardless of how good you are. If you're playing next to bag you know players. That aren't good that not supposed supposed to be there. Guess what it brings you down so you're hurting possibly their future employment with other team because you decided to start tanking and on top of that you could possibly set in God's up where they get injured out there because of the guys that you put nothing that shouldn't be playing so ooh daming what could be done. What about you know that s senior I wish I I wish I had the answer. I it's not like basketball. Fourth taking football is it's a it's a valid contact sport and so when you have a Foreign Office you know taking one approach approach where they tried to accumulate you know draft capital and bill towards the future. I think the product on the field is just. It's terrible and it's bad for everybody bad for the fan. It's bad for the players banned for the coach because who's to say that you do all of this and if you're the coast you're going to have the opportunity to see this whole thing through K. lot of times these billionaire owners they get tired and they said you know what what we want to switch this. I WANNA get rid of this whole staff for bringing a new staff and let them finish the process so this whole thing stinks in my opinion would appreciate you man looking forward to tonight's game who you got Tennessee Jacksonville Jacksonville Jaguars. I think they just I think a bit desperate and I got the Jacksonville. Jaguars appreciate you my man. We'll talk soon buddy good weekend all right you too now right here with Steven. ESPN RADIO ESPN news eight say ESPN. It's seven to nine three seven seven six listen to Stephen Espn radio ESPN news by the way when it comes to hiring you don't have time to waste. He needs to get to a shortlist of your qualified candidates fast. 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It's obvious you should switch because yes switching to gyco is a no brainer pity the innermost nesting dollond her lot in life you'll seem to the Stephen a Smith. Show podcast a reminder that Golick and Wingo will be live from New York this Friday covering the jets patriots match part of ESPN radio's fall football brought to you by marathon. Get five cents off every gallon every day away with making camera awards for Marathon to sign up visit make it count dot com or download the Free App Laser Gentlemen uh I'm a I'm a little bit here because I've got a buddy of a few of my buddies on the line. He's got a movie coming out tomorrow. It'll be on. I tunes a week from now and it's entitled Seven Days To Vegas. this the guy is you know what I mean. What are you talking about the world poker the voice a Polka for crying out loud. I mean the list goes on his wife. A wonderful actress an emmy me a winner young and restless would have I'm talking about the one and only Vince van Patten these on lower with us right now what's going on. How are you man. How's everything great Steven Great. What are you doing it. I would ask what you do with your world traveling. I'll give that to you I want. I want you to talk to me about this movie first of all thank you for being on the show and listen. I just gotTa ask you this movie seven days of Vegas. Tell my audience what what is about and what made you decide to do it. Yeah it comes out tomorrow nationwide and exclusive theaters and like you said Itunes you can pre order right now but the movie is based on my true story some of it's fictionalized but I had a poker game in the nineties for about fifteen years into two two thousand and five that got bigger and better. It was underground poker game. It was exciting but this is not about the poker game. It's about these players that played in it with me. Edward Crazy over the top gambler guys and we would on all kinds of things we may nice sized bets on all kinds of things gambling degenerates and the craziest bet I did make was that I could walk from L. A. to Las Vegas in seven days two hundred eighty miles and they all follow the and a big black RV to see if I was failing and that's what this concept is about movies about. It's a lot of fun. It's like a hangover and coming out and were excited about it. All right first I two hundred eighty mile walk from Vegas now. This is a movie so you like you said some of it is real. Some of it is not did you walk two hundred and eighty miles else. I can't tell you that I I I pay movie. It's an interesting because there's a lot of people could we're doing a good marathoners and but that's an average of forty miles a day which was very tough but this is a comedy. There's all kinds of funny things that make inside bets in the RV behind me all kinds of crazy pets so it's a blast. Tell me whether it was two hundred eighty miles but did you do something to walk do. Could you at least tell us. Did you do some of the walk it 'cause. I got follow up questions to that but I need to know what you did to walk. In Vince Hey listen we shot at the movie in twenty days and I had to walk about fifteen miles. Shoot the darn thing and by the way one of the contingencies in the bet is that I have to do it in a suit suit. I have to wear the same suit to Olsen and that's what gamblers to sometimes not so now. I'm going to test you. Intelligence here are tested intelligence events because I need to know the device. Did your wife Eileen Davidson. She's she's an emmy or went on young and arrested listen. Let's I'm a general hospital. Fan and Eric Braided Hook victims young arrested got me watching the soap now so I'm very very familiar with a greatness as an actress or what have you but she is the wife breath and as your wife. Does she trust you. The have the dictate what kind of outfit you put on for the stuff. I need to know the answer to that quick of course of course she does. Of course she does okay. I wore something about a week ago. I was wearing my jeans that had a couple of patches and she just gave me. That looks like no no. I know you've got to change them so oh she knows better than me but she's still she plays my wife in the film and she's terrific actress and and like you say. I heard that you're on General General Hospital now. Congratulations and I know my buddy lyric great into a good buddy of yours right now. Absolutely he and I have dinner every Tom Tom and l. a matter of fact I might see him this weekend. That's my buddy right there. We're talking to the one and only visit pat right here with Steven A. ESPN RADIO ESPN news his new film coming out seven. I've been dazed to Vegas comes out tomorrow. Shows up on. I tunes a week from now. Make sure you all check it. Let me ask you. Was this the craziest. I'll be considering in your association with poker all of these years because you're big with that. Is this the craziest bet you ever made well. It is the craziest but I don't think I once bet a lot of money. Thousands that I could beat them on the tennis court and that would use a frying pan and I was on goal escapes and I did win that then I used to make a bet. You'd be interested in this basketball. I'm not a great basketball player by any means but I used to have a bet that I could throw from half court. I can make in one out out of ten throws. I had to do it. I want that that but everybody bet against me and they said Okay you won that. Let's move down to seven throws. I one that that my my number after a couple of years went down to four. Could I do it for and I could not. I was getting crushed. I would lose a lot of money by trying to do it. In four five was the over over and under so that's one of the best I made as well but over the years crazy prop that's. What's the walk the Vegas two hundred eighty miles or seven days that by far is the craziest now give give us give my audience out here events. Just just a taste of your background. Obviously you want to tennis player. Your once beat John McEnroe and Tokyo. I believe the year was eighty one eighty two but talk to us about your background in tennis and obviously the world poker. Just give us some of your background yeah okay. I'm going through the eighteenth season on the world poker. Tour is a commentator. I love the job. It's very good to me but on top of that yeah I play Professional Tennis always top twenty ninety five in the world beat John McEnroe twice and played on the circuit for ten years loved it. It's tough tough profession though because you're really on your own its intent he's twelve th there's no break during the year and living out of a suitcase so I was glad when that was out of my life. I was never a very good junior tennis player. No one expected expect me to make it the pros and just because I was so aggravated of losing getting beaten up getting bullied out there by the better tennis players that I finally figured out a way and I need this great run in nineteen seventy nine and nineteen eighty and the rest is tennis history. I got lucky I got through it and enjoyed it. You know I gotta ask you this as a former tennis player. What do you find yourself. Enjoy more meant or women's tennis because for me you know what it Serena so I always enjoy women's incentives because I love myself Serena Williams but in the same breath obviously federal tall Djokovic. There's something special you watch other guys that don't necessarily rank is high hi even though they obviously incredibly gifted the reality is is that those guys in the Creme de la Creme. What do you find yourself enjoying more the men or the women competition that the tough question but I think generally speaking the men's a little bit more because there's a few more stars there and like you you say you got three of the greatest of all time joke federal and adult playing in this era over fifteen years against each other and so I think I find this fascinating but but you're right with Serena and that's final they had a just a few weeks ago at the US Open just playing tennis and I love women's tennis too. I wish they played three out of five like the men's. I think that that would be interesting because that's all part of but nonetheless Tennessee's never been as good. It was fun to watch so let me get back to this film. You know I mean because I I I really WanNa talk to you about the seven days Vegas. It's coming out tomorrow and in theaters it's going to be on. I tunes next week. You talked about the two hundred eighty mile walk from or what is it L. A. to Vegas not the other way. Oh what are the kind of reviews that you've received about this. What if people said to you about this upcoming film and by the way you can you can pre-order now on. I tunes that would be great. Okay and it does come out deal then you won't have demand next Tuesday but it's in theaters as well but listen Richard Roeper stamos film critic took a look at our film and he's reviewing it tomorrow and he came to me and says any I I. I love your movie. I'm GONNA help champion the film. It's it's a fantastic gambling movie and so. He's very excited about it. It's actually get a big sneak preview preview with him a week ago in Los in in Chicago. people like like the picture. You know it's a lie. I love the genre of gambling pictures and poker films but usually to go to the very dark side. It's always about the big game the darkness of gambling. That's not my life and gambling. My life has been a lot of interesting fun times people that are centric over the top like those those characters the hangover. They're all very interesting bigger than life. That's what my friends were like and that we bet on everything and anything and so I said if I ever write something which I did with my partner Steve Albert with with this project. If I ever write something I wanNA show that there is a magic to the gambling world. That's his joy up their ups and downs and it's a battle of wits and that's seven days because Vegas is all about. That's what it's like. It's down no question about it but I'll ask you this question. What are you find beat a tough sport sport for gamblers to gamble on your way trade question okay well. NFL unfortunately because because I'm a sucker all right and I bet and I you know here's the bad handicapped properly and I really have an opinion. I'm good because I'm good handicapper. But of course I'm not you know a lot of discipline that way and so I wanted to spend three or four games because I like the New York jets 'cause I'm originally from Long Island and I make all these split the bed. What what Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah events while you thought to yourself that way you go tell me. What are you GonNa. Tell me you're a mets fan too. Is that what you're gonNA. Tell me AW listen You can't help yourself. I don't go crazy with the best by the way my wife. Eileen found out fifteen years ago she said why are you watching football games so intensely. I said well. How do you know I I have a little bit on it. She was really I wanted I found out that day she has to we go fifty fifty with all our action. It keeps us together wow that's where he was stephen a SPN radio ESPN news. I find that a lot of times when people are gambling. They're betting obviously one of the things that you know what sometimes emotions can work for you sometimes most times. It gets the better of you. I'm usually at my best when I'm incredibly pragmatic and I'm not thinking about anything the second I get emotional about anything I usually pick something wrong. Do you find that to be the case with you and most people who were better gamble on anything yeah. It's so true I to be a good sports better. Obviously you have to have great discipline. You cannot get emotional about it and usually that team at your emotional about. You should not be betting that way. I think I made a bet longtime ago against the Lakers and where we live in. La and I leaned my wife said what are you doing. You Bet against the the Lakers I said the Lakers don't pay bills honey. Don't pay our bills the only other way so you gotta do that unemotional get out ahead in handicapping exports. So what does this patent do when he's not playing poker or poker where he's not making movies. What are you doing. Oh Man I I love life. I love exercise. I do all kinds of workouts and I go to Venice beach. I play basketball up to six months ago three on three in Venice beach and jump in the ocean. I play Paddle Battle Tennis I saw him a workout freak. I just love love love being outside and get a workout. I got a big family enjoyed being with the family and that's that's about it. I total poker on the side now and get through with this film. Seeing it comes out. People are talking about trying to make a series out of Syria so we're entertaining that idea delighted good right now but lucky. I do think you should entertain that without question. This could turn into a series. You Mark my words. A matter of fact I predicted especially with your lovely wiped off at please by the way extend my hello congratulations to her. She's a two time Emmy Award winner at least as far as my understanding goes. I know she does a great job while you're GONNA arrest us. Eric mcbrayer plays Victor Newman on the young why he can't stop raving a bottle. Please tell us at my best and thank you for coming on the show. Oh man thank you so much. Watch really appreciate it all right buddy. You take it easy to what it only. Vince van Patten right here was Stephen a ESPN radio. ESPN news remember his movie seven days to Vegas. League is the man La the Vegas two hundred eighty mile walk. He bets is boys that he can do it. You know playing poker gambling is placing bets against one another following allowing him in an Rv all of that stuff. He talked about video on demand next you can order it now to be and I tunes next week. It's coming out at theaters tomorrow so make sure you check it out. Vince van Patten seven seven days to Vegas appreciate him. We shared his lovely wife Ivy Eileen Davidson who stars on young and the restless as well. Thank them both so much to coming on the show today edit eight say espn. It's editing seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to the Stephen a Smith show. 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Hour 2: Anthony Davis, Super Bowl

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Hour 2: Anthony Davis, Super Bowl

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That's where the ph not AVI it eight say ESPN eight. Two nine three seven seven six. Listen before I get to the calls, and I'll get to the calls in just a second. This is called this is what it is. Right. Yes. Rich, Paul clutch boards. And yes, Anthony Davis went to clutch sports. Yes. Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans, and that was a foregone conclusion. And yes, he's the contract until the summer of twenty twenty that's the season after next summer after next season, rather, we get all of that this. He has a very short list of candidates that he wants to play for LA and Boston are tops among them. Okay. Let's not act like LeBron James has nothing to do with this. Lebron James leaves Cleveland go to Miami, D Wade and Chris Bosh coming. We all knew this. Lebron James goes to Cleveland kyri Irvine is there and Kevin love is coming. Lebron James leaves for LA. And here he is with the Anthony Davis. Let's not you know, LeBron is real good at you know. I make up my mind until the last bossom stop it. These guys talk to one another that they're communicating with one another throughout the off season. They communicating with one another during the season. And what have you these are the kind of things that's going on? And listen to this quote. Kevin Durant gave because he was asked. You know, whether or not Anthony Davis was the topic of discussion in the warriors locker room in terms of way, wants to play what his destination timidly could end up being this. What happened here was what? Kevin Durant had to say quote. It's definitely a topic of discussion. All NBA news is I mean, it's not that serious. So it's like why not talk about it? So AD wanting to play basketball somewhere else. It's not like the president shutting down the government. It's just basketball. So of course, we talk about it. We all as players we want guys to do exactly what they want to do in this league. We have a short amount of time. So why not do what you want to do as he has a very very important point. Because one of the things that we don't get into one of the things that we don't touch on enough. These basketball players these football players. Let me tell you right now, if this anything, and I want you to look at me when I'm talking to you, John this is very very important. I want you all look I want everybody to pay attention to what I'm about to say. Yes. These young brothers are smart. They're business-minded and business savvy some better than others. But they all have this mentality. They all desire to be Mavericks. They all desire to be individuals more control of their destiny. More you control of their futures than the actual teams organization franchises and league that they represent they up whore and detest the level of control. A league oughta respective teams onto its on Birla has over their lives. And if you doubt it watch the shop on HBO with LeBron does notice that always football players on the have you ever noticed that? Have you ever noticed that? Michael Bennett, either Michael Mattel has been it Todd Gurley del Beckham junior. What were they saying? Oh beckham. Julia like a circus show, a something. Bennett talking about stereotypes in controlling folks. Todd Gurley being on there with Mike LeBron James LeBron James accusing owners of the National Football League having a plantation mentality. Panton? What's the next words out? Lebron James mouth. Thank god. We got a Commissioner and we play in a league that allow us the freedom to say what we want to say do what we wanna do be what we wanna be. Now, we gotta make money for the brand. We got a market and advertise our selves such a fashion that enables us to not only benefit the only beneficiaries of such thing. We gotta make sure that ultimately the brand is getting this too. But we have a level of freedom that we're allowed to exercise exponentially. More than a fell play is half. They may not have broken down. A you just did. That's what. Kevin Durant was alluding to. Understand that you got people rooting for Anthony Davis as we speak. They want him to have the ability and the freedom to go where he wants to go. And when you had the supermax deals that were impose you can't get a supermax going to another team, you only get the supermax deal with your team the team that you signed on for. And I don't have time to get all the particulars and the rules because it could be very very confusing. But in the end, that's what it comes down to. You LeBron James worth more than one hundred fifty three million dollars. That's all the Lakers were allowed to offer him. If he stayed in Cleveland, they coulda gave them about two hundred plus Steph curry got the supermax deal Georgia to one million dollars. Russell Westbrook got to Mexico. It's two hundred seventeen million dollars. Why they get those this because this with their team? Lead to go. Elsewhere because the objectives incentivize you to stay with your team. Because it was opposed to be something to help these small market teams keep their own stars. But somehow some way you have some ages who come along and convince you that there's more money out there to be made by going elsewhere. Anthony Davis has clearly bought into that. And I'm not sure anybody could disagree with them. Because one could argue salary wise. The Lakers could never offer you what the pelicans offered you. They could never do that. But as the Dave is can't get in marketing. Off the court what he could get if he were member the Los Angeles Lakers franchise. Some of the people don't matter some people might depending on their own individual personalities and eight say ESPN eight seven two three seven seven six. Let's get. Let's get to the phones. Let's go to my man champ. You'll live Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news talk to me. Thanks for the call. Yup. I wanna say it is before we get into the NBA. It's funny wanna free eight in baseball. They don't lose a hundred million when they going on the market if they go to a different team, but only in the NBA that happens. Yeah. That'd be and said, you know, I spoke to NBA assistant coach today and talking about this situation with the Los Angeles, potentially landing Anthony Davis. But it's like days are all over again the best team in Los Angeles for the last eight years has been the Los Angeles Clippers because of the veto that happened with New Orleans and Chris Paul and with nobody's talking about the clippers have eight guys under contract that have expired contracts but next season, they have pieces that can trade for Anthony Davis and land Davis for the clippers. Yeah. Yeah. They may Champa away. Here's my thing. I you're absolutely right. There's not there's nothing wrong. What you're saying? But I'm saying that you is that I think that the clippers are all more of the mindset on holding onto its assets with the confidence that they. Got enough cap space to get big Tom talent in free agency rather than surrendering that talent via trait. Well, our greet with you. But if you wanna make it a bit in war on who's better, the clippers the Lakers and keep the Lakers doormat, if you land Davidson the trade this off season, you can go at the koala, and Kevin Durant and say guess what you wanna play with a twenty five twenty six year old Anthony Davis. Oh, you wanna play with thirty four. What you're saying? You're talking about them accumulating their own big three you're saying that you don't because a lot of people are talking about if you get into Davis that you don't need one of the two you're saying, no, do what you can trade those tradable assets of choir Anthony Davis, but then turn around and still say, Kevin Durant and Kawara Lennon, you got this brother here. Wave for you on a clipper uniform, you show you don't wanna come here. That's what you're saying. Right. Because what can argue Tobias hairs and mantra hit a Herrero to to the pelicans, his better and Ingram. But it it's one of these things from basketball standpoint. You wanna bidding war, right and everybody just automatically assume that crispy on the anti Davis is going to the Lakers. But you gotta remember he has a whole 'nother year next year. So you're telling me that koala would choose the Lakers with LeBron or the clippers with David one year. And you telling me that wire Leonard Anthony Davis day was won't sign a new deal with the clippers and then leave for Los Angeles to the Lakers in another locker room. I beg to differ. I think people better pay to the two you have ten days. Rich Paul to land Asni Davis to the Lakers. If you don't you mean to tell me, your best friend and your best player is LeBron James. You can't let the best top young town. Let me tell you where I disagree with you. Let me tell you. I disagree with you where our struggled agree with your Cessna. Is you're putting it on Rich, Paul. I'm looking at Magic Johnson. Because Rich Paul has made it clear and Anthony Davis has made it clear through Rich, Paul. He wants out. Now. It's a matter of what assets not if the if the Lakers weren't willing to give up all the assets necessary to get him, then that would be on Rich Paul because it's your job to be on the phone with Magic Johnson being Magic Johnson's face since you live in out the LA and make it very very clear to magic man what you doing no hold on anything. But if Magic Johnson has made it clear he's willing to give up the farm for Anthony Davis. What more can Rich Paul do other than that that comes down to? I'm not blaming risk called what I'm saying to you is is going to be a huge story of Jerry West and pull Abney. Hice flavors as a heist is no question. It's an absolute positive heights. There is no doubt about it. Because his. Champ Lakers ten is day champ. I'll give you I'll give you the floor. Hold on the second. Here's what I'm thinking. I don't care as much about who the clippers get I care about what the Lakers don't get life for me if the Lakers. The Lakers are on the cusp of something disastrous here if they don't get Anthony Davis. They could end up with nothing. Whereas the clippers is getting to what is just got one. They still being a position to be formidable opposition to the Lakers. So to me the disasters not what the clippers kit. The disaster is if the Lakers end up getting nothing. No, Paul, George. No, Kawara Linnet. No, Kevin Durant. No, Anthony Davis, not even a Kemba Walker. And then you don't get Anthony Davis ease up. I think that's what the disaster is Jim. Agree. But you gotta remember this the trae from Indiana to the tunder for Paul George everybody assumed that he was gonna play year in. Okay. See and go to the Lakers. And what I'm telling you is if you look at the clippers roster right now, they have the pieces they have the cash space next year. If if New Orleans say, you know, what we're gonna do business again with the clippers when they beat up the tray with David star with they'll Dempster who is the GM steel with the New Orleans Hornets pointed what I'm saying, you this right here if this happens it's like Kobe Bryant and his in his career people thought with that trailer. Chris Paul gonna help the White House and make another run we looking at the end of the Broad Arrow if they go anywhere else. Besides the Los Angeles. I see and what I'm saying to you is the only way here's with champ. Stephen a part ways. I totally agree with you with that exact precise statement if the Lakers that that would nothing, but let's say, for example, they don't wanna. Dealt with as Davis, but they get Kawai and all or Durant. So and I'm not saying that's going to happen. I'm just thinking, hypothetically, I'm simply saying to you. The issue is not Anthony Davis to me. The issue is the Lakers. Lebron and nothing I think that I, but I, but I think. To hold the thing that the thing that is troublesome is everybody's putting this on the Anthony Davis thing. And I'm saying notice a bigger problem. The biggest problem is Brooklyn and clippers or a Boston everybody ended up with something. But the Lakers the Lakers ending nothing is a biggest story that them not getting specifically Anthony Davis. Agree with last bay. If Davis goes to the east, it doesn't hurt the Lakers as much if he goes to the clippers and co why wants to play in LA? I don't believe Kawachi LeBron over twenty five twenty six zero anti Dave. I I the rent. I agree Ron O'Brien. I agree. But all I'm saying to you is that still isn't bigger than the lake is ending up with nothing. They've missed out on Paul George. They've missed out on Kawara Linnet because they wanna trade any assets. Now, they would be willing to trade assets. But still get Anthony Davis. This is potentially disastrous for Magic Johnson and the loss Angeles. But even more disastrous for Magic Johnson terms of the allure and how he's viewed as a big name in the executive for the link is even though in his sleep. He's improvement over Jim bus. The big also issue is what LeBron James because if they end up getting no one to play with LeBron James LeBron James will not win a championship for the loss. Lakers and outside of the expiring year of Elgin Baylor in his career, the bottom line is LeBron James will be the first mar Kee superstar for the Los Angeles Lakers to have failed to bring home a chip. That is the fact that is the reality. We have ten days. All right. Gotta bounce. I play the call, bro. Thank you. Let's go. To Cedric Alava. Stephen. They talked to said it said. Hey, how you doing Steve? I'm good, man. Thank you for calling. What's up, man? I respect your knowledge much only NBA. I wanna ask you this question. I'm gonna hang up back to the Lakers, if the Lakers do acquire Anthony date, this is just your opinion because I respect your opinion big time, tell me some assortment, they would need to get that's out there that could possibly be available them to go to the next level. Chan. Your question if they were to get Anthony Davis Ampere him with LeBron James, you're asking me. What else would they need to help them win? The chip. Because those two right there. Got it. It's not enough. But here's the part that I would remind you of Cedric if you have LeBron a healthy LeBron, which is this moment with a healthy, Anthony Davis, right? Then it's just a matter of finding the parts that mesh in other words, let's say for example, that there was a Josh heart. That wasn't traded. There was a Rondo there wasn't moved. And you had an opportunity to get some of these other players who are not scrubs what they're far from second tier? I hear stars. They're just marginal or slightly above marginal players, if you are the Lakers would Anthony Davis and LeBron James you are still a top fourteen in the NBA with the potential to win a championship. Even I wouldn't give them the edge over Golden State by a long shot. But you're in the discussion, and you're challenging if it's just LeBron James devoid of any of those guys you have no chance, and that's. I grew just the. Appreciate that information man in peace out to look. Thank you so much. Let's go to is area. You live Stephen. They talked to me what's up. What's up? Let's go to Tyrone dog to me. Hey, Steven how you doing? I'm doing. All right. Was up talk to me. All right. Steven, I if you know, let me let me back up just a second brother, if you don't mind go is it possible brother, in your opinion that Tracy McGrady and Scottie Pippen spent for the because they was on TV. They were being PC is it possible that don't brother was really trying to say that Zion Williams risk and catastrophic injury. He'll young brothers. Right there star right there. Do your favorite. I'm gonna explain the situation for you. Okay. What you're alluding to Scottie Pippen and Tracy McGrady being on the job what Rachel Nichols a little over week ago stating that Zion Williamson out of Duke should just sit out the rest of the year. And I went off, and I said no way on earth should that happen. This should not be a situation where you got this guy quitting in the middle of seizing. You can't do that. That was my proclamation. Okay. Go ahead. Okay. So so are you telling me that are telling us that? Young black man for real South Carolina had the potential to make generation wealth before he ever steps on the NBA. Yes. To jeopardize that poor national championship, you know, other than the no that's not what that's not. No, no, your character. Rasi get wrong. What I'm saying to you Tyrone is this you could've made that call before the season Zion. Williamson coming out of high school would have been a top ten pick in the NBA draft period without question, he was one of the elite players coming into college. That's why you see him all over Duke because everybody saw him in RJ Barrick coming. My point is is not that he should jump. He should he should jeopardize anything. He should jeopardize my point. Is you make the decision before the season if you are healthy, and you are on the basketball court, you do not quit on your team in the middle of the? Season because you looking forward to next year where you are healthy. What you do is you make the decision before the season begins. You don't make the decision in the middle of the season. You just gonna quit on your team. That's not right. That's what I said. Okay. And one other one other quick. Do you believe even if the Lakers quiet day, we are in agreement? They go to sell the farm to do. So. Yes, do do you believe that they would be better off with the brand AD with no shooters? And no, you know, none. None. No. They wouldn't be go to state. They wouldn't win the championship. But they would have to superstars and all they would need is parts that mixed match. You know, you had Mike Millan Ray Allen and God's like that willing to accept less money to join the Bronte Wade, and Chris Bosh what I'm saying is in the case of Anthony Davis and LeBron James you don't need a star. You don't even need an above a bunch of above average place. What you need our role players who know how to play their role to fit with those two guys to legitimately challenge and be a top four team in the NBA for the next three years. That's what LeBron paired with Anthony Davis would guarantee. Stephen. I appreciate your brother would expect university. Thank you much love to us. Well, we should call at eight say ESPN, it's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six. 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I can't deny what I'm seeing right now. Here's the reality of the situation. When you look at things for what they are. Okay. Bill Belichick the mastermind that he can be going up against Jared Goff. Who's in his thirty in the National Football League. That's a problem we've seen Jared Goff be down this year Tigar Lee questionable health. I saw Patrick Chung talking smack to them very unbelted light per se. But if they're going back it up they're going back it up. Let's see what happens, but right now and the as the week progresses will get more and more into it. But as the week progresses, we got a call it what it is. You know to me the Los Angeles Rams as talented as they are only have one chance of winning the Super Bowl. They have got to get the ball. They have got to get four men to be able to get. To be able to get. At Tom Brady. Has to be. It's got to be four. You can't blame them all day Tom Brady. I don't care how much he struggled against the bourgeois regular seasons while he's not gonna do it. You cannot leave men open down the field and Tom Brady fairly each you up. You're going to have to rush him with four you're going to have to keep seven guys in the secondary. If you do anything less than that time. Right. He's going each up. That's my personal opinion. That's just the way. I see it. So the media key is just as era. Donald is consumed his Brocker. It's fowler. They gotta get Tom Brady that should chance. It eight say ESPN edits to three seven go back to the phones. Let's go to bend. You live Stephen. They was up in. Hey, Steven was going on. I'm all right talk to be meant. Hey, I wanna ask you a question Darryl Maury with the Houston Rockets him at the helm. Do you think maybe it can be possible that you can trae Capello for Anthony Davis? Maybe throwing them nother piece like maybe, Gordon or or Tucker. Gordon, tucker. Yeah. Cappella with Gordon and Tucker stat enough for you for Anthony days. I mean, if you that if you down. If you were dealt Dem's, would you would you? I mean, listen, let's if you're going to offer I route four first round picks to get your hands on Jimmy Butler while what did you do it for Anthony Davis? So you're right about that. But if you're the pelicans, why would you trade within that same conference, and for cappella, whatever, Gordon, I don't know if you can do that. I don't know if that's enough I like appel A lot. But Anthony Davis is just on a different level. Yeah. You know, I'm just I'm just not sure, but you could make the legitimate argument if the Lakers were cool Meinhard and Ingram and these boys is enough. How come cappella can't be enough with Gordon you could make that argument? All right. So see. All right. Appreciate coleman. Thank you. Omar, you live even talk to me. Hey, how's it going? Hey, how's it going Stephen name man twice as on a even being talking to you right now? But I just wanna say man why, you know, people don't talk about the Spurs. You know, what I'm saying possibility being land spot for, you know, Anthony Davis because people don't want to go to San Antonio. I'm just being real what you I mean? The reality of the situation is that if San Antonio is gonna qui- assets is going to be a via trade, or it's going to be, you know. Trades or the draft. About marquee free agents. They usually don't wanna go to market like San Antonio, San. Antonio is a great city, obviously a first class organization. Nobody's casting any aspersions on a matter of fact, I got a Linnet for for for labeling them the way that he did if you wanna leave just say you wanna leave, but for the organization to be put front and center the way that it did in terms of mishandling injuries, and all of this other nonsense. I mean, I had a problem with that. Because the San Antonio Spurs have been to first class throughout the years to put them in that kind of untenable situation. They didn't deserve that. They deserve the benefit of the doubt having said that however, it is a small market town a great great sports down. But nevertheless, a small market town. And when you see people talking about having a desire to go play in certain cities. They don't say San Antonio. They just don't do it. And as your truth, he said, he wanna be on a winning team man who has that many new players still winning have library. I agree. I agree. I agree. There's no question that nobody can refute that about the San Antonio Spurs. That's undeniable that's undeniable. So you are right about that. Appreciate the call, man. Thank you Cade. You lie was Stephen. They talked me high doing nice, what's up talk to me. Under wanted to know how do you feel about David not finding sensor and one of the lead? Do you think that was the right move on the do? These wanted to leave New Orleans. I can't say I blame him. He wants to be on some kind of contender. I don't have a problem with that del Dem's, I respect and Alvin gentry, I definitely respect. But they'll Dem's in particular had apple opportunity to build a contender. And he hasn't been able to do it. Drew holidays. A really good player. He showed up in the postseason against Portland. But you know, you need more help than him and drew holiday. It's just it's just a true drought. As a really really really good player, but he's not a superstar. And Anthony Davis is up against an army of individuals or teams assembling a number of stars. And he wants to legitimate chance to compete now. You can look at him and say eight years in the league only to play off appearances that's on him. You can look at that. You can look at that. And that's a fair criticism. But we universally recognized him as one of the top three players on the planet, and we universally and we religiously and perpetually question. Question. You know, when it's going to come to time, you know, for us to take care of you know, to to get him the help that he needs help the he deserves. So I it's it's a legitimate question. Right now, it truly is. And do you think do you think the Lakers are the best national fall? I I don't think it's listen, I think it's the best destination for him in terms of what he'll get an opportunity to showcase alongside LeBron James, but in the same breath. I don't think that that is the best destination for him as it pertains to the pelicans who have his rights if I'm the pelicans. I'm fighting tooth and nail for to send him to LA. I'm looking at Boston another options, I'm not trying to send in LA within the same conference to make him in LeBron better at my expense. Because what can I get this going to equal Anthony Davis? I can't get anything that's going to go on David's. So why would I wanna do that? Exactly. Not for the east of pelican, and you go appreciate the call, man. Andrew ulli. Stephen. They talked to me real quick into. Yes. Even there's thing that says bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush. You know, and I believe what the Lakers have done. They have dug yourself and whole with allowing themselves two years ago when it all started when they could have time collide litter the future and end up in a Paul George. They wanted to trade for him. But none of these side to come there. They they knew the Brown was gonna probably come there with the deal they had with him. But that that has now caused other people to say, well, maybe I don't wanna go play with the Brown. They wanna go somewhere else. And you gotta have day was coming up. Honestly, don't think that he'll be traded to LA within before the trade deadline. I don't I don't see that happening. They would be stupid for the pelicans to do that. I think if he does traded it will be somewhere out east when not to lay and LA's outside looking in come the next two years when the bronze tours you more than a season this year already. He's already miss what twenty something games with his injury. People are living that like, hey do. I wanna go put my future in the hands of the Lakers. Put it put it with LeBron. He may not. Even d there man may not be the same player. He has been you know, the last. He's here. He's going to be there. The question is whether or not it's going to be the same player, but he's going to be there. He signed he's locked in for for three years three plus years. He's going to be there. It's not going anywhere. So that much we know about LeBron James we have to wait and see. That's really what this all comes down to appreciate the call. Thank you so much edit eight say ESPN, it's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six you. 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And they've been bottom five every year. So when Anthony Davis leaves is this the end of professional basketball, New Orleans, you think I don't know. I don't know. I think that when I think that places like New Orleans places like Memphis dismiss speculation. I haven't looked into the numbers are intimately. But I will tell you that Seattle is a great great sports bar in the great sports town, and they are definitely clamoring for an NBA city. And quite frankly, they deserve it. They really really deserve a basketball team. And if I'm the NBA, I'm certainly entertaining transitioning one of those teams Oklahoma City is there because Seattle lost at team. Okay. I definitely think this deserves a basketball team. So it's gonna be real interesting to see what transpires in that regard. And. In the years to come. We're going to be real interesting to see what happens in Memphis. What happens in New Orleans places like that? And whether or not they can really maintain having a basketball team. Thank you for taking my call, man. Thank for socio. Love. You have a good day. All right. Thank you Anthony allow Stephen they would up. My man. How are you? I'm alright talk. I think the I think the Lakers need to give the pelicans anything. They want three first routes four first round picks. And then after they get Davis and JR Smith. Anthony, Carmelo Anthony off the street the pair with Rondo on the bra. And what do you think we'll see we'll see I definitely think that Carmelo should end up in LA. I'm hopeful that he was and I was very happy that New York Knicks fans gave him the standing ovation that they gave him that was real touching in my estimation. I was real real happy to see that. No question about it. We'll see what happens we should the call. Thank you, Daryl. You'll Stephen what's up. Yeah. Just a couple of things the pro. Oh, man that was just a disgrace to watch suggestion. What do you think about getting rid of the Pro Bowl? Totally four awards the NFL. So having like have the city and do all play for like, maybe a third place up. Please. I'm I'm not sure what the hell's ever been interested at their place. That's an astronaut suggestion. But I will tell you that. Absolutely. Get rid of the Pro Bowl. These players should not be playing this complete waste of time. They don't play any defense. It's an exhibition game. And because the sport is so violent they know it and they got against it. And they don't play that hard. It's an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned. They don't need to get data. They just needed to completely and totally do away with the Pro Bowl, absolutely positively without question. I'm all for that. Let's go to Kenny you lava, Steve, and it was Kinney from of course, seen right magic only has ten days to get. Anthony Davis because if I'm the I would rather go to Baltimore thing. But if magic did line. There was able to get Anthony Davis. Do you think he can pull off? Maybe Nick sure getting Dame Lillard the go with Anthony Davis. And LeBron I will tell you this. If Damian love that had his druthers he would rather be in New York than LA. I know that for fact, he would rather be in New York than LA because he doesn't want the pop Rasi kind of atmosphere and the drama that exists in Los Angeles of particularly with LeBron did that would not be his preference. But I imagine he get over it. If he was imposition to capture championship. What I would tell you that don't expect the places to be cooperative because they are people. They are people that you know, essentially, the within the same division. I just same conference division. They're not anxious to help the Lakers by any stretch of imagination Quinton Georgia. You got thirty seconds. Go. What whether you think about the Lakers being ever, get Kimball carry or cousins next year. And who do you think will be coaching get causes of cousins wants to come because he'll come on. He, you know, presumably he'll come on the cheap that remains to be seen. I wanna stay in. Go to state unless somebody comes with a lucrative offer for him that he can't refuse. Not. I don't see the Lakers being that kind of team and zipper taste the kyri. We wait. And see it all depends on how Boston treats them. I gotta get on outta outta here. But I'll be back in twenty two hours until then peace love, everybody late crash. Just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on ESPN radio and ESPN app.

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Hour 2: Larry Fitzgerald Returns, PJ Williams DUI

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Hour 2: Larry Fitzgerald Returns, PJ Williams DUI

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Plus get triple extra protection for optimal engine performance with shell v power nitro plus premium gasoline, it they say ESPN it's seven to nine three seven seven six before. I get to the phone calls of might might get a calling guest surprise calling. Hopefully, I will if I don't I understand. If not I'll just go to the calls, but I just want to also point out a couple of things couple of storylines. That's worth talk about number one. And you Whitworth left tackle for the Los Angeles Rams is on rich Eisen radio show today. And he's heard a lot of people from who that nation saints going ballistic one fan following a lawsuit against the National Football League. Folks calling for the game to be replayed. And from that moment, or whatever this nonsense. This kinda stupid nece that will never happen. But nevertheless, Whitworth was armed with rich Eisen, and he said, quote, you see the arguments for some of the things players about the rule about the Commissioner restarting the game over from that point, or whatever he said, my argument to that would be rich is then Jared Goff. Got a face mask on the second down on the possession before that was not called. That'd be first and goal at the one down three points. If you look at odds from the one this season that seven points. So they'd be down for a field goal. Wouldn't matter. They would. I've had to score in that situation out of the way. So the reality is with the last foul that you want to argue whether it's blatant or not is not a matter. It's whether it's a foul, so it's just one of those things that's a slippery slope. And it's an excuse. However, you cut it and the reality is they got football after that, they got the football. After that snapped they played in overtime with the football. New England had the same situation in won the game. They didn't score. We did we can all your about it all day, but they had an opportunity to win the game. And we want it that is Andrew Whitworth left tackle for the Los Angeles Rams making a valid point from the standpoint that you know, what they did have the ball. And over time. The ball was in the hands of drew Brees Fowler himself is the one that ultimately forced to interception because he hit drew Brees before jubilees leads to bowl. And that is that I think it was an egregious. Miss on a part of. The officials of. But I also think that I'm I agree with Elway and others from the standpoint that I'm not for more replay. I don't think that's the way to go. I mean, I think when you talk about instant replay or more replay rules. I don't think you need more. I don't think you need more things interrupting the game. I certainly am not advocating that, but I'm simply saying is that you know, what you can ignore replace in the first half, you can save reviewable calls and replays for the second half or you can have that nuclear button and save it for the most important parts of a game. You can use that discretion to some degree. I think you can do a variety of things. But I think ultimately you need to Aratu Kate replays being used a matter of fact, the biggest thing I would marry let me take that back. The biggest thing I would support is radically being all replace and reviewable calls until the last five minutes of a game. And then over time. That's what I would do does exactly what I would do. Do I wanna it matters. Most. And as Jones said Steven Jones executive VP for the Cowboys. We certainly don't want to officiate from we play. I don't think at the end of the day. That's good for the game. I agree with him. You don't want to you don't want to officiate from the replace their point. But what you do want to do is make sure that it's not over utilized with interrupted Florida game. But it's used it. The most pivotal Tom's to make sure that that, you know, the outcome of the game is secured in terms of the right calls. I do think that's something that's worthy of getting into. No mcdumber take about it. And I think that's something that simply cannot be ignored it, they'd say ESPN, it's editing. Seven nine three seven seven six. By the way. Congratulations. Larry FitzGerald has decided to do a one year deal with Arizona Cardinals. They announced future all three in sixteenth NFL season. Coordinate team president Michel Bidwell? He said in the statement, no player has meant more to this franchise this community, Larry FitzGerald, and my discussions with him. It was clear that he is driven and passionate as ever we are thrilled. He'll be back in twenty nineteen. That's what they said. They have Joe tweets. Thank you to Mr. Bidwill for your honesty, support and friendship and for lowering the hurdles for your guy. L O L laugh out loud. So the second year quarterback. Josh Rosen the first year coach coaching cliff kings. Berg is Joe dias. Come back for one more year. Anybody deserves right to make the decision. It's get their money. I mad at him. I imagine him at all I'm Ed who's gonna be playing with though or who's gonna be playing for. But I'm still not mad at him for coming back. Saints cornerback. Now, the president of news PJ Williams, arrested on DUI DWI jar driver while impaired while intoxicated. Plus additional charges early Wednesday morning New Orleans police confirmed according to a report from New Orleans. Police department wins was arrested and booked into the New Orleans parish Justice center for driving while intoxicated speeding eighty miles per hour, and if mile per hour on proper lane usage and failure to use a turn signal he was released on bond later Wednesday. So the contract year later gentleman, it's not the end of the world so long as he didn't hurt anybody even though he could have if he was behind the wheel DUI status. No doubt can't be condoned. But I will tell you this. Also, he's in the contract you. They're round pick twenty fifteen this past season appear to fifteen games seven starts. But he said to be a free agent in March when a new league year begins how in God's name. Do you think that helps you how do you think that helps you? That's just not smart. Find just over in any position. That's compromise. Your money. Why would you do that? Why would you do that ETA they'd say ESPN editing seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's get back to the phones. Let's go to Barbara. You'll obviously Hello Barbara. How are you? Yeah. I was just wondering if it had been the case that had won the toss the corn tiles instead of the patriots. And they went down with Phil. And and got a touchdown. Would they be as much against the corns house? As is with the patriots doing it. I don't think anybody's against the coin toss. I think what the problem is that people have a problem with the rule limiting one team from not even being able to get a touch a crack at scored a touchdown. The reality is that and the National Football League if you win a coin towards you get the ball you March downfield and you score touchdown games. Over the other team doesn't even get a chance to score. Have you get a feel that's different? If you obviously don't score then as different because the game is still tied. And then somebody else gets a chance to score. But my issue is that you know, what it's overtime. You have you know, you have possession of the ball. You score a touchdown. And the game is over without the other office. Not even getting the chance to see the field. That's my issue. I understand that too. And I understand that the defense should be defending and trying to get that ball bash from fun insurance shorter. Try Auburn they just want good enough cheese defensive stunk all year long. They ranked twenty seven th against the run. They was thirty first second last against the past second last thirty first of rolling yardage allowed. And we all knew they weren't going to stop Tom Brady. So I mean that was a foregone conclusion. The problem is that Patrick Mahomes, the league MVP the be didn't even get an opportunity to test the football. And that's the problem. Most of us have with it. But I just I thought maybe some of the people just you know, because I I watch. Now, the Cowboys are my payment. I know how you feel about the cowboy I watch football love football. 'cause I'm shoddy and I can't get out. You know, and football is my game. I love it. And I just you know, just had that in my mind, if they would be always up or. If it had been the teeth went down about it instead of the pipers. That's all I had you know, I just wondered Barbara deeply we should call. Thank you so much take time the biscuits. Really appreciate it. Mike Devereaux talk to me, bro. But you know, man, I wonder so on talk about a whole saying, I was I was glad that Rivera got in. And you know, how to miss me, you know, about time somebody made it, you know, couple other players could it, but you know, maybe here or there. He was saying guy like Michael Kay said. I really appreciate your snow him on your show. He and lie to me on a lot of things and it's saying that burying getting yet. But you know, you got three more years. So do you think for sort of got they're not gonna miss me who my reenter Rivera lawyer? And so absolutely, Dan assault. A lot of voted against him going in without question. He was worthy of receiving one hundred percent of the vote without question. That's what I was. That's what I'm expecting at one quick thing is I was wondering. No, I was thinking the same thing you thinking about the Lakers might try to make move on my collie, which would think listen, I think they should. I think they need a more. I think they need an experience, you know, somebody that can do the things that. Rondo can do plus be a bit offense a play. I got a problem with that. My fix then. There was a sign now with that affect they kept spayed. No, no. Now, that'd be minimal because the contracts have to relatively match in order for you to make a swat make trae. Okay. That's what I want to talk to you about may have a good day. And I'll be calling back into the same man. Thank you so much. Let's go to Tom you live Stephen it was upcoming. Oh, you totally. Yeah. I just wanted to weigh on a few things. First of all, no doubt Rivera deserved to be one hundred percent. I just don't like the fact that he's the first in baseball because he's really playing a position didn't even exist all the nineteen sixties. So with that said, well, you gotta you gotta plan to the rules that that that have been confined to you. And then when you think about what he did in the role that he played is just undeniable, sir is one of the greatest players in major league baseball history at six hundred and fifty two careers as both all Tom appoint seven. Oh ERA. Forty two saves in the postseason. A one hundred percent went which is the lowest among retired pitches. And a live baseball era. Five time world champion thirteen. Tom all star won every World Series MVP ninety nine and two thousand and three m AL MVP come on. Now, come on the T deserved. Percent. Just asking do you think he should have been the first with Bob Gibson Willie Mays? They Joe DiMaggio. It's it's hard to say it's hard to say because they're not just taking into account. What you did on the field that take into account? How you've represented the game off the field. These voters are take they take this very, seriously and your behavior matters. So it's not just about on field experts. It's about more than that. And it's undeniable that Mariano Rivera had a better relationship with the media and the most. Okay. The next thing is Clemens agree. I watch your point on I say that he was stupid. I won't argue the point, but you can't really put him down. And then boost Rozov well again for me roses about compassion. It's been over thirty years, sir. Then over thirty years. I mean, we I mean, we got murdered. We got murderers and everybody else that's more forgiving that's been been forgiven. More than this guy. And all I'm saying is that as a player Charlie hustle performed on the field of play on a hall of fame level. I'm my attitude is put him in the hall and put an asterisk next to his name and identified the transgressions that he did. But don't try to deny what he was. And what he meant to us all as a player 'cause you can't do that. But the thing moving to seven miles away from Mandalay bay while he's appealing his case was a brilliant thing. That's why not I'm not now. Deserve it. I don't think it was brilliant. But I do think that when you've never worked the non to five and the only requisite skill that you've had available to you is playing the sport of baseball, which you love daily. Then chances are you're gonna try to use something that's societas with to to to maximize your marketing pretend you're gonna try to get money off the game as best as you possibly can Pete Rose as bad as it is for him to be associated with that stuff in any kind of way whatsoever. It is clearly how he's going about the business of making his money. Now, finally Barry Bonds, I think I think you know, this. I have a problem with the whole eighties to two thousand hero baseball, many reasons first of all that era came up with magnesium, aluminum and titanium bats from literally to college and that puts about forty feet on your swing now they get to the pros, and they're stroke with a wooden bat and the owners looking at them going Jesus, I ain't putting a twenty rows back. I just it annoys me that the owners have gotten away Scot free. 'cause they had to know what was going on then. And it turned the blonde on a deaf ear to it because they were making money, and you also have to understand that in the end. That's what the owners care about making money. Well, exactly, but the law wasn't enforced till two thousand three where they did mandatory testing. Yep. So you don't think it was an owner by what we gotta get forty feet back on your swing? So all I'm saying go see the trainer he'll help you out. I know that type of, but you know, now, here's the other thing golf, tennis and hockey, especially hockey, they're all using striking instruments that are far better than anyone else. And they don't have to change when they get to the pros, you know from curve sticks to titanium hockey and on and on with tennis and golf Majer. If you said to tiger wood, you gotta use wooden shafts. I. I'd say I'd say I got your point put it is what it is. It really is. I mean, you know, listen, we could come up with reasons to question, you know, their judgment or whatever, but it's about consistency right here. And they're consistent position is that. It's not just about what you do on the field of play. But what you do morally unethically off the field and as pertains to owners, there's what so much policing. You can do unless you talking about a late George Steinbrenner with the whole how you know, how he spirals situation where it was clearly it was clear and flagrant. What he was doing at that particular moment in time. There's literally nothing that you can do to a particular owner. And that's really what it comes down to. I gotta run. No, tom. Thank you so much for the call. I deeply appreciate it. Call ted. I've been waiting for you, buddy. How are you? You've been hiding on me been hiding. Harder. And excuse me Caulton I called you out on Monday morning. I've been looking for you for two days. I led the show Monday. Whereas call to that, where's cars it been on you won't. The Jacksonville reality. Let me tell me lay it out for everybody Caulton who used to be called in Massachusetts. Who's now? Call to the Tampa is the biggest Bella check hated you can find he'll sit up there and find any excuse to poo poo any kind of success that Bill Belichick has had. But now that the patriots are in the night Super Bowl in this man's era. Clearly having overachieved yet again, I was looking for Caulton Monday. It is Wednesday. We have finally found him. The floor is yours Caulton. Explain yourself. Reason that there is a rule seventeen in the NFL rule. Book is the when they find Bill ballot. Check with. Book on the sidelines Super Bowl and a couple of weeks and about that fading. They not that particular that. But it's those kind of integrity issues, they found team with actively cheating, Roger Goodell might actually reverse and and call a radio over on a on a game. That's why that rule is in there, but those kind of integrity issues, but now let's get a complete nonsense about the books filler Brady performance against the chiefs. And and how and how he is just beyond reproach, and how one little minor thing can change how everybody in the country views multiple things with one minute and one second to go in the game. Tom Brady threw his third interception of the gronkowski. Caught that pass come on highs on talk. On a call to every car gronkowski. They catch the ball. And it went off his figures, and it was a deceptive. But deformed Ford was offside Tom Brady got saved. That's what you're about to tell us. At that point with one minute to go in the game. So what? Davide what apple say quarterback in the NFL here who. To qualify. Pather rating that was. One minute. Sixty three. I give me as how about giving me his percentage when he was when it was third down situations in the fourth quarter and in overtime. How about giving me what about that? And carnivore. Carnivore? And the worst pather waiting for that weekend. Stay the worst of the quarterback that play that that that that weekend's David even with all those great throw that you're talking about knows sorry, go to completion. But default lining off five in the note does all which by the way with only the second time. He did it all there that was only the second time that have happened. He got all this nonsense about the great performance. Brady. He got fired. Okay. Something about fired if they're going to. He got that far the son that deserved to be fired for that gay at the coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs who are twenty seven th against the run thirty. I guess the past thirty first yards allow he should have gone back this year three years with a kiss it. He had internally. I mean like. Whatever. I don't disagree with that people. Do awful underestimate though with that quick scoring offense to keep defenses on the field. More more theories. In other words, the they can get more cracks at the ball than other teams do so you kinda get a factor in the fact that they score so quickly that that the other team has more possession. So therefore they're gonna have more yard, but they were poor even on yards per tempt and passing yards. But so a good year, but in the totality of his career with it's been, okay? He's really wouldn't have met fired. If they didn't worry in the not out because there were the chiefs that are going to the Super Bowl. And and the last thing I want to talk about comedy. He's a great quarterback. You'll never you'll never heard me here. He is not one of the not the all time greatest quarterback counting his inspiration to the rest of the team. How holiday? Works all of that stuff. He is also the luckiest NFL player to ever live. He has benefited from now four of the alternative waters in NFL playoff history. They weren't rip call in NFL play playoff history that talk role which kind of is a Super Bowl, you know, when Oakland Raiders. Oakland raiders. NFL head coaching call in the playoff. So he carried me not giving a Baltimore. Hey. Edge. Going to hand it off tomorrow with fifty five seconds. And they had a timeout VO ever by a team in the history of the Super Bowl. They Atlanta Falcons a twenty eight three hey party things like the Friedman completely with on. I tell her bless and second that wind fumble who gave the patriots a case score late in the game, including the ball gone through Albert's hand, I'm pretty tall, by the way. That would have been is sick and pick out for that game and chillier and comes up with phenomenal. Catch you know. So. And this time. -fensive mecca mistake ever in the NFL playoff. When day for up off five one. What? You know, what your yellow call? I gotta run. But all of that may be true. But I recall Tom Brady having five hundred yard passes in the Super Bowl that they lost iris call. Hey, tom. Agricole Tom Brady converted on third down third and ten at third and ten at third and ten to rob gronkowski. And I was in overtime not to mention the regular season. Our call Tom Brady picking apart the charges a week earlier. Our call Tom Brady went and more and more games after games after games Luxa part of it. No doubt about it. But not to take away from his greatness. I gotta go call to appreciate the call. 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ESPN radio's presented by progressive insurance making it easy to bundle your home and car insurance. Welcome back to Stephen a Smith show right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news. Let's get back to the phones and it at eight say ESPN that's triple eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's go to tack Yanna. You're lava Stephen what's up, John? How are you always ever for you how happy new year? Happy new. He knew. Yeah. Yeah. I'm wonderful. You are so amazing. I can't back to when it comes there. And I'm going to be quick you when it comes to sports with tra- passion. You are objective extra try, and I'm telling you that. No, my quick quick questions regarding the voters on baseball old and antiquated. I mean, I can see why can't you chain is too much. Cray. Cray. Well, I will say this. It is old. It is a bit antiquated. But the players that are looking to get into the hall of fame were aware of the rules and regulations prior to participating in it and you participated under those under the guise of those rules for many many years so understanding that I would lean more towards what Alex Rodriguez explained this morning. He was talking about it before you hang up to Jonah. Listen to Alex Rodriguez. He was on my show. I take on ESPN every weekday morning from ten AM to noon, he was on the show this morning, speaking about hall of fame voters, and and what have you the particularly the hall of fame players rather associated with PD us. Listen to what he had to say take it away guys. I think it's a polarizing subject you can't run away from it. I taken the approach that I think talking about it as best. And look I make no surprise there. Secret. I've made my mistakes, I've paid huge penalties. I do love to get in. But I understand that I made my own bed. So if I don't make it to the hall of fame, I can live with that. I will be bummed that would be it would suck. And I can't believe that I put myself in this situation. But if that happens, I have no one to blame. But myself, I will tell you for berry and for Roger I love those guys. I I think they will tell you on their own if they made a mistake or not I don't know about them. I can only tell you about the mistakes that I made. Jonah you heard that from the great Alex Rodriguez. You saw my point I can't go. And we appreciate the fact that he seems willing to accept it. And I think that that we've gotta hold onto that appreciate that. And more importantly, hope that others come forward and are willing to be as accountable is. He is. Got a much. Let's go to max you lava Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. What's up? Hey, stephen. I question about gambling in when it comes to these DA. Can you see a way where there'd be a problem if you were to gamble on yourself to win? Like, let's say Pete Rose is not a good example baseball team sport. But like, let's say like a boxer bets their paycheck on themselves can see where that can have a problem. I I think I think they could be a problem any which way. But I think he is where the ultimate problem is particularly in the sport where you just betting on yourself and your the loan participant. If you're not transparent about it. If we find out that you bet it, and then you just give up some lip service about how you bet it on yourself. Nobody's going to buy that. If you're up front of you, if you're Floyd Mayweather, if you are Deontay wilder, and you sit up there, you say I'm gonna go in the ring and knock this boy out and all by the way, I bet on myself to do it in Vegas. Well, people can say what they want. But nobody's gonna treat. You like you're sim dishonest deceitful criminal trying to get over you confidence you build on yourself, etc. Etc. I think that's one of the reasons why Pete Rose tries to emphasize voted on himself to bet on himself to win the problem with that it's a team sport. And you can't speak for what the other guys are going to do. Okay. And not only that it's a hard and fast rule in the sport of major league baseball. So on a doors of every major league baseball club house, you can find and every single one of them, and he acts absolutely positively knew and did it anyway and was incredibly repeatedly Perpetuo. Really deceptive with it. So I do understand those who have no love of Pete Rose. My argument is is that you can't argue with his reduction as a player the money that he generated for the support the popularity that he contributed to the sport, etc. Etc. You're gonna give all of that back. Are you gonna give all all of the benefits that was removed from having Pete Rose as a part of your commodity? Are you going to give that back dancers? No. So to me as a player, let him in the hall of fame because that's where he belongs. Thank you. Let's go to Frank. You live Stephen it was up Frank. Doing stephen. I wanted to get you a out, man. I got a lot of respect for you, man. What you're doing your crap, man. I think he wanted a best setting. Thank you. I had a comment about these things. Man, let I'm not a thanks fan. I'm a Niner fan. We was in you know. So I don't think for the ramp from LA a lot of people that give me a lot of flack. But when say she was down there on a five yard line one minute fifty five seconds left. They they look to passing. This is my problem. I I'm not a PI call whatever I don't care about all that you would like to pass it you you got five years ago the game. I mean all wanted to these guys was wanted three six five at least eighty seconds of the kick a field goal, and delete them probably thirty seconds. And I think the game is in a bag at that point. What why does bathing elect the band? I can't get that for the life of me. We'd have seen numerous never give it to the one. At that. I mean Kamal is lesson all day. I mean, this is at so I really does nothing to explain it was a boneheaded decision on the part of Sean pay which is what saints critics bring up all the time, or at least over the last three days, the differences is that if you're showing Payton, why are we assuming that the field goal was automatic. In other words, you get that first down you could end up running in from one yard out. And then because for example, if you're the Los Angeles Rams, right? It could have been a situation where you got a minute and forty five left right off the pass interference penalty is called. And rather than let the saints run out the clock. And then kick a game when it feel you might let them walk or sorta right into the end zone. Just so you could get the ball back even though you would have needed a touchdown. Instead of a field goal. You see my point. So the saints objective was to keep the ball away from the Rams, but in the same breath either had to kick a field goal to do what they were gonna run it for a touchdown. Who's to say that the Rams would not have allowed them to just run right in for a touchdown. Just to let them score as a result helping them get the ball back while Tom was still on the clock. So they couldn't just wait for the Dow down to zero before ultimately kicked a field goal. We're assuming a lot of things one thing that we can we can't assume it we don't have to that that no pass interference. Call was a flagrant mistake on the part of the officials. I mean. Yeah. That was better. But I can't say I blame the Fisher. But I don't blame that being a game because the same also had opportunity in every time when they got the phone I. After that after Sugata couple on three. He didn't tell right at time right there. Let me tell you. Why over time doesn't matter whether it was the Saint score and with no time left or loss Angeles allowing the states to school. So they can then get the ball back there. It was unquestionable at the one thing that wasn't going to happen with a tie. There wasn't gonna be overtime. There was gonna be a winner or a loser. That's what was going to happen. That's the one thing. That's unquestionable. All right. Take it easy, man. Appreciate the call JP, July. Stephen they talked to me. I just wanna say man here. We span there's a first time ever got on the phone which is like I'm excited right now. So appreciate taking the phone call. Yup. I got to I want I want I want to opinion on Tuesdays. I I know one is football on his box and the first one I want to ask you this. I understand the passing the fans everything going up. Do you say it would have been fair for them to say, okay? We miss this. Call. Let's do let them come back. And I know a lot of people say they'll play let them play. I want your opinion. Do you think it'd be for them to come back say saints Rams? Let's play up overtime first whatever sport highway now it's over and done with the celebrations or lack thereof to place the city of New Orleans has been miserable. Because of in Los Angeles Rams fans have been ecstatic because of it people crying in the stands and beyond all of this other stuff going on. There's nothing to talk about. It's what's done is done. Anything that needed to happen? Needed to happen in the moment. I don't believe in revisionist history. Did ask the football league you call from the teams to go back on the field for another two minutes, or whatever are you going to ask seventy thousand seventy nearly seventy eighty thousand people to show back up to the stadium to watch two minutes of football. Then I if if it's in the same way. Matt I can be as a matter. That's that's not that's not a wise. Request. Not a word. It's doesn't matter. I watch boxing. My thing is who do you say Joshua is next to fight is up next championship fight. Well, he's the champion and he wanted while the or fury in April, but they're agreeing to fight one another. So they're going to have their rematch first. And then after that it'll be the win of that and Anthony Joshua far as I can determine that's going to be like a entertaining. Because the partial was anything we'll wild is going to be into -taining because you're talking about a knockout you talking about a knockout artist getting in the ring with a guy will power in both hands and Anthony Joshua. That could be that way. The first fight. You could say it wasn't that entertaining. I thought it was while the dropped him in the ninth. Nearly finished him off in the twelfth. It wasn't the most exciting fight year. But it wasn't a bum fight either. It was pretty damn good. I enjoyed it. I was there. I enjoyed it. A lot. There you. Thanks name name. He got it. 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Let me on a listen for a while Matt respect for you. Because you keep it real all the time. Thank you, two things real quick or one. I am die hard Red Sox fan. And I one hundred percent love the fact that Mariano Rivera got unanimously voted in ok Tedi served it. And that's that's what I had to say that it's the Red Sox say right upper two earlier in your segment here, you mentioned that you wanted the chiefs to get a chance to have the ball from a home because everybody knew they weren't gonna stop raiding. Well, if they're not gonna stop them home gets the ball. They score a touchdown. They weren't gonna sell on that in that the matter. Well, it's not that simple. My attitude is in college sports, both teams get an opportunity to touch football. So my point is how come that can't be the same. How come that can't be the same in in professional football? I I'm with you one hundred percent. That's all I say, they that's all let's say they kick off and patriots returned the kick off. Well, like, I told you I I'm just saying to you. My overall point was I didn't get specific. I just said I want both offense to have a chance to touch the ball going to agree with you more. I couldn't thanks a lot man. I appreciate the call. Let's go to Larry real quick you live, even they go ahead. Larry. I'm glad I was able to get through to you. And I hope I can stay on the line for a few seconds left. So go ahead. Make your point. All right. Very good. The baseball associated Writers Association is painting in an accurate picture of major league baseball history. And it's a disservice to the American public Pete Rose Barry Bonds, and Roger Clements should all be admitted into the hall of fame. One reporter for the nation magazine says that the twenty million dollar Mitchell report is a fraud and cocaine could have been used back in the nineteen twenties because it was legal in America. Okay. So to say that it's an enhancement of their performance is just not true. 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Go to the app store or Google play and download the app and enter promo code champs at checkout to get ten percent off your first order, Stephen Smith show, ESPN radio, ESPN, news any minute. Now, our hopefully have dabble Sweeney coach at or defending champion Clemson Tigers on. But until then let me say this. Car Kouzmin looked explosive last night. For the Los Angeles Lakers. He looked incredibly impressive last night for the Los Angeles Lakers. There is no doubt about that. But let me tell you something. All the glitters ain't go. You see? Here's the problem. You arrive in. We were raving about Brandon Ingram. We'll get into all of that. In the second. He's on the line right now. And let me tell you the laser gentlemen, if there was ever a man that could shut me up. It is this individual. He is my next guest. He is a man that for four consecutive years. I have picked against him. And obviously to Thompson the national championship game. I was dreadfully wrong, particularly with this one. I'm talking about the great one himself the head coach for the Clemson Tigers, the reigning defending national champion. Clemson Tigers, Dabo Sweeney is on the Lao with me right now. Coach, how are you, sir? Congratulations. Oh, good. Happy new year. Happy new year to you. I gotta admit I it's rather than I'm this happy to be wrong. But I gotta tell you guys were sensational out. So you're imitating me before the game. When I picked Alabama five four three two one. But. That running on a loop for like weeks around here. You're the one that created the ROY bus. You didn't even know it. I didn't know I didn't know I just taught to me coach. How did I mean when you put into perspective what happened just this Monday night? How did it go down like that? What transpired in your mom? Well, we're the best team. And I told our team. About midway in the season. I felt like we had the best team in the country. And I said we're going to have the opportunity to prove that let's just keep our head down keep grinding keep going to work. And you know, we want thirteen the fifteen games by twenty points or more. And and we had just that we were the first undefeated playoff matchup with Notre Dame. And and then the first undefeated national championship match-up. And and you know, when when you beat Alabama forty four to sixteen there's really no it's so funny to hear all the people trying to make excuses and explanations, and instead of just you know, what we were the best team simple as that. We were the best team. I thought we were the most talented team and that game this year. And that's all that matters. And these guys proved it it was kinda drop the mic moment for those guys. So happy for our seniors. And we it was a dominant performance. I thought we were better in the trenches with they had zero sacks. We pressured their quarterback. We we were able to get something going in the run game just enough. And then we felt like we had great matchups. Skill on skill. And we had explosive plays or quarterback played great. He played great all year. I'm not sure why everybody was so worried about him all of a sudden turned into something that he wasn't. But from matchup standpoint, we felt like it was a great match up for us, and you know, all year long. Everybody was this is the best Alabama team they've ever had. And and so, you know, we were just the better team and played better made great plays one in the trenches. They had turn overs. We didn't we had Saks. They didn't we made big plays. They had not very many. We were good in the red zone. They weren't. And that's really what it comes down to and games like that. But I mean, they're a great team. But we were the best team this year. And you know, you shake Kansas told Nick afterwards. I said I'll see you next year because they're not going away. That'd be that'd be. Right back next year for sure and and they've been unbelievable champion, but this particular team that we had here slump just so special from day one coach Dabo Swinney educate me on this. You know, as you said everybody all year long was talking about Alabama put tick Uley when it came to its quarterback tour talk of Ola and everybody was talking about two or as if he were invincible what is one thing for two to ask what coach says to the players to get them ready cetera. What did the players or what were the players saying to you leading into the national championship game Monday night. Total confidence. I mean, we we felt like we had the better team. And we felt like we matched up. Great great respect for them. Unbelievable defensive personnel and offensive personnel to special. I mean, this really really special. But, but we we felt like we could we were athletic in our front and could could create a little a little strain, and maybe disrupt their timing a little bit. You know, we went into the game, you know, kinda won't allow to them a little bit pre snap and give give to us some different looks and hopefully force a few mistakes. And and the first big pick six there was was, you know, a great call a great well-designed coverage that with a pressure look, but we really played a cloud corner to the field. And and we were kind of fooling night there. And it was a big play for us. But our guys were confident. I mean, they they they've been that way. All. All year this team. You gotta understand the makeup of this team. Do this was a a very deep team when it comes to leadership. We're twenty six guys voted for captain, you know, that got boats for captain and thirty four guys that got votes for most inspirational player, so it was just a a unbelievable team. I've had a lot of great individual leaders over my time here, but this team the depth of leadership was special, and it was that way from debt from day one. And you know, they worked all year they kept their head down. They stay focused all year. Like, I said, they they want thirteen of the games by twenty points or more. I thought we played a very challenging schedule. And I I think it prepare our league doesn't get the respect that it should. I mean, we've had read eleven bowl teams. But our league is very competitive and really prepares us for postseason every year year in and year out. And all you gotta do is looking postseason in in. 'cause we play people. We it's tough conference. And then we step out of conference and we play folks. And and then we get into postseason, you know, we're we're usually at our best. And that's the way it was this year, and this leadership, but if the whole way I was going to ask you about that in terms of your conference, or what have you because every time somebody's talking about football. Obviously it almost stops and starts with the SEC. Now, obviously you played in Alabama for the national championship you play Texas and then second game of the season. And that was a hell of a game that ended up winning twenty eight to twenty six. So when you when you talk about your conference and conference in the lack of respect per se is it that everything goes to the SEC and everyone else is suffering from receiving a lack of respect or do you think specifically more attention needs to be given to the ACC is it which one is? I think it's definitely more tension giving today she see this league is is is very very challenging. I mean again we had eleven bowl teams this year. I think we had ten last year year before. I think no no leaks had more bowl teams over the last three years. It's just very competitive. You know, I mean, anybody can can can beat anybody in my opinion. And you got to come to play every week. We have a bunch of great coaches in this league. And and now, that's he sees a greatly to there's no doubt about it. But there is a rhetoric like, you know, that nobody else plays football. And and I, and I, you know, some of that media driven or whatever. But that's see is is is very unbelievable the league. But I it's hourly is is what prepares us. That's all I can say is what the ACC gives us. We can and week out. And and what we practice against every day and how we practice, and so, you know, we've been in the postseason. I mean, you can go all the way back two thousand twelve when when we beat LSU. And and it's it's been a, you know, every year we get into some of these postseason games. And it seems like we're we're always no matter what we do. And. We're always kind of you know, the underdog if you will and just kinda guys. But guys love that. I mean, because they they know how we practice. They know who we play and how we prepare, and you know, and then we played Alabama. You know? So we're what we're two in one against them in national championship games were to into over the last four years. So we have the mindset that you have to have to compete against such unbelievable opponent. But I think our league has been very deep and competitive, and I think SEC has been very strong on the front end. But maybe maybe not as deep although this year, I thought they they had a bunch of a bunch of good competitive teams that bunch of bowl teams as well. Dabbled Sweeney head coach for the reigning defending national champion. Clemson Tigers right here with Steven A, ESPN radio ESPN news. Gotta get into trouble Lawrence right now. Because I I'm looking at a freshman, and I'm looking at the height on this guy. I think he's a. Six six six five six six coach. Clearly, he's got a rifle of an arm on them looked absolutely sensational in the national championship game as well. This three touchdowns and three hundred and forty seven yards passing. You had the Shawn Watson just a couple of years ago deliver a national championship for you. And I'm not asking you to compare those two per se. But what I am asking is how good can Trevor Lawrence end up being when we talk about. I mean, I've got people right now talking about his height and his ability to see over the defensive line of scrimmage at what he can do with that arm of his they think he has an opportunity to be one of if not the all Tom great. What are you say about Trevor Lawrence today? Say he's he certainly has that opportunity. I think that he's got every measurable that you would ever want. You know from a quarterback standpoint is far as his his size, his fundamentals his release, his arm strength athleticism is all those things. And then he's got the the intangibles the football. I q the building to process things and see it his demeanor his poise his leadership character humility, you know, all of those things. So he's got everything. There's really no. I mean, the only thing that would stop him is is, you know, just the good Lord didn't have it in the car, sworn for whatever reason. But man, he's he's gonna just continue to get better as body. He played at about two fifteen this year. And I you know, and as opposed to show on his freshman year he played about right at one nine nine two. Two hundred and left here about two fifteen or so, and I I think I think Trevor leave here, you know, to thirty plus, and he's very athletic. I mean the last drive of the game. The other night is the longest driving Clemson football history. We had the ball ten minutes and two seconds to end the game. We got the ball and a half inch line and kept it for ten minutes and two seconds and took a knee. And a big reason for that was was Trevor, you know, he made a couple of runs, and you know, there's a lot of people don't really see him in that. Right. But man that guy can move and he can make plays with his legs when he needs to. And you saw that on that last drive. You had a couple of huge first downs that allowed us to to, you know, take take all the time off the clock there in the fourth quarter. So he's he's special and I can't wait to to get back on the field this spring. We've got most everybody back on offense. And we're gonna lose Renfro. He Charlie out of here. But it'll be a good starting point to have. He and chase Bryce who. Also got some great experience this year getting out there on that field. Two Trevor Lawrence ain't the only special one this kid Justin Ross or something special. And he is a guy that starred as a prep player in Alabama. And you got him the come from Alabama to Clemson. And that leads me to a bigger question that I wanted to ask you ask you about, you know, being Winston Salem state going to school there right down right up the road from from from Clemson and South Carolina. I'm familiar with that area. And I never in. My wildest dreams believed that Clemson would be sitting in this position right now where it's not about just a national championship. What I took from Justin Ross. And when he was spoken to and what he spoke about this prior to the national championship game. They asked him why he want to come to Clinton, and he talked about the family kind of atmosphere the fun love and coach and a program that he plays for and he talks about having a good time. Nick Sabin is phenomenal. He is one of the all time greats and some people's is the all time great. We get that. And there's nothing to dismiss or poo poo about the. Alabama crimson tide. But when you look at clemson's program, I think the biggest thing is that a guy like Justin Ross left Alabama to come and play for your program. What do you think that says not just about you? But what's going on at Clemson? Because you've got a lot of kids out there that are looking at Clemson differently. Down. I mean, we I think we saw guys there's this year in this classroom. I think fourteen different states. So I mean, we've we've gone to Pennsylvania and got the top player in the state. We got the top receiver out of California this year Josephine God at the top receiver out of Florida. Frank lanston. I mean, we we've gone all over and but getting Justin Ross last year was was huge for us. I mean Trevor Lawrence last year out of Georgia number one player in the country. So, you know, we we we recruit guys that we think, you know, fit our culture, and and we're transparent 'cause I won't go to know what they're getting into when they come in here. What the expectations aren't it's just really cool to see young people that are just great great football players and highly recruited and all that. But yet they still they they walked family. They won't discipline. They won't structure they want accountability. And and you know, that's not that. That's it doesn't mean that that's not a a lot of other schools have those same things. But it's just really cool that our brand has grown to that point. And guys know what we're all about. And you know, for young man like him to to want to come and be a part of it. But he knows that we're explosive on offense. He knew that he would be able to come in here. And I have a chance to to grow in mature with Trevor Lawrence and along the way, and and he came in here and got behind T Higgins, you know, he had he's the second freshman I've had to have a thousand yards the Sammy Watkins, and and he was a backup. You know? He backed up t Higgins most of the year. And then as the year went on we kinda had different packages where we got them both on the field at the same time. But he's an amazing talent those catches that you saw the other night. You know, that's like just, you know, another day at practice for what we see around here in any is a great kid with a tremendous work ethic. So much fun to coach and man is going to be fun to to work with that guy for a couple more years does a couple of more questions for the great one dabbles. We need a coach. Rainy, defending national champion. Clemson Tigers right here with Steven. Here's Penn radio ESPN news. I want to transition because I want to get your perspective not about these players, but about player accountability. And some of the things that young guys out there need to recognize if you're going to come and play collegiate sports you had a Dexter Lawrence. You had zag laying Brandon Galloway they got suspended because the national championship game because of some failed drug tests, but some muscle growth supplements, or whatever the case may be but more than that forget about those guys for a second. You are a coach going into kids home talking to their parents, their family members, etc. Etc. Because of how things have changed from a societal perspective. Even from the business of the NCWA, how individuals players programs, etc. Held accountable what show message to kids that want to come and play collegiate sports that they really really need to know and the grasp if they're going to succeed at this level and keep their head above water. What are some of the minefields? You think they need to watch out for coach? Well, first of all, there's no entitlement. You know, we we we live in this world now, especially with a lot of young people. They get armed with this entitlement. Whether comes from, you know, outside people in their life, or whatever or the recruiting process. You know, listen, there's no elevator to success. You know, you gotta take the steps period. The and you got to be willing to put the work in and the one thing about football. That's never changed is it's still hard work and its commitment and sacrifice sacrificing his dedication. And it's it's stick to this. And it's team, and and its structure and all those things, and you know, and you have to start over you know, you have to homeboy yourself. I mean and just kinda come in with the right month that I mean, most of these guys I mean, you always tell them, listen, you're better players, a senior in high school or freshmen in in high school, and you know, they all usually. Say obviously must here. Why is that more experienced more knowledgeable more poise stronger smarter, all those things, and it doesn't mean you can't be a good freshman, obviously. But enjoy all the journey and just come in and put the work in, you know, everybody wants to be great. But not everybody's willing to do what it takes to be great. And and you know character is matters. You know, character matters that any anybody your talent, and your your your knowledge could get you to the top of whatever it is. Whether you're a great radio host TV host like yourself or football coach or a football player. But only your character is gonna keep you there. And, you know, so be young person of excellence in everything that you do, you know, value your education value the journey? You know, life is so short, and it's a moment three or four or five years in the scope of your life is such a small moment. Maximizing. You know, use the game of football to create the network that you need for the next forty years. You know, it's it's it's so big and opportunity for these young people coming in, and you know, and I want I don't want my guys to be defined by football. I want them to be great men. You know that just oh. By the way, they're good football players to, you know, but but they're they're they're going to be quipped through their journey and through the experiences football to dominate in life man outside the lines not just on a football field. And that's that's what I love about my guys in the guys that come here. So funny because you know, they they're also similar it doesn't matter where I go. And it's it's it's neat for me to to get to go. See my guys in December January that are coming in. And I can see clearly when I get to go see where they're coming from why they chose us. And you know, it's it's been awesome. We've got a great culture, and there's no perfect place. There's no utopia. But man, just. Just being committed to to love and you players and trying to do the right things and helping them be successful, academically and athletically, that's what it's all about. My last question to you. We've been talking about usually, you know, it's Nick Sabin urban maya's name was in it. Now, obviously, I it's not too many people's got two national championships on their resume. You'll wanted a very few people that have has achieved that now. So now, they're talking about Davos Sweeney as arguably the greatest coach in college football with obviously more championships expected in the immediate future. How are you feeling about yourself right now, we feel about the program? We now you feel about the players. How are you feeling about you know, I'm just blessed? I mean, I'm just blessed, and there's so many there's. There's a million better coaches than me. That's for sure there's a lot of great high school coaches in college coaches that have never get the opportunity to to win a national championship or coach at a place like Clemson. But you know, I'm just blessed, man. This was God's plan for me. And I'm so thankful that I've had the opportunity it's very clear to me to see God older steps over my last twenty five years of life, really all of my life. But in particular over the last twenty five years how he's orchestrated everything man. I'm just I'm just blessed and thankful and enjoying the jury, and I know that the best is yet to come. You know, we're we're enjoying it one day at a time. Coach I promise very last question. You've got a whole bunch of these NFL teams coming up to college coaches, it seems these days I know you ain't thinking about leaving now. But is it possible that the NFL could be your future one day, but tick Uley of your keep winning a couple of more national championships might get to a point where there's nothing else to approve. Move on a collegiate level everything about that. At all. I I don't really think about you always with you. And and there's been teams that have reached out. I were collie other colleges NFL teams over the last few years for sure. But you know, I love where I am. I love what I do. I love my guys. I love my staff, and you know, when you make decisions like that. You're not just impacting yourself, you're impacting a lot of people. And you know, I I always say never say never I think that's that's just kind of. 'cause I don't know where I'm going to be five years from now what my mindset would be do. Here's my president of jerk is my AD guy. That's miserable. I have no idea. What what what's down the road? So I never say never. But I'll I live in the moment. Man. I I love where I am who I work with. And that's really all I stay try to stay focused on cut. Really do. I've never been a grass is greener kinda guy always. Just kind of bloom where I'm planted. Coach Steven Naismith is done picking against two. I'm done. I'm done with it. I'm done with the coach. I got it. But the greatest motivational speakers, you don't even know it. I got to I I do know. And I kind of do. Four three two one. Boy that was the Larry appreciate you Coachmen. And I'm so happy for you. Congratulations. That was a phenomenal performance Monday. Now, I never saw that coming. I thought it was possible you could win. I never saw that beatdown coming that was unbelievable. Unbelievable. I appreciate it, man. You're the best. Always enjoy your perspective. Thanks look forward to seeing you. Sometimes you will. I make sure when I come back come into this. I am. I am coming. I'll I said extend the invitation. National championships. We've legitimize you you actually, come see us. You know, that'd be great comment. You our team of face to face apology for never picking us ever play back. We're playing Oklahoma. You said Baker Mayfield is any. We'll never be Baker Mayfield. And so you don't recall that one not Oklahoma Alabama. Yes. I this. All this. I'm sure they got tape. Let's let's look it up. I'll come down there and apologize for your team. I'll come out. I'll come to a matter of fact, I'm supposed to be Carolina and a couple of weeks. I will make sure to drive down just to apologize to y'all. Love Parade to Saturday. We might need to put you on the flu. I love you. I'm going to be in LA. Dallas Cowboys Cowboys a right? All right. That'd be a good coach. Thank you. Appreciate everything. Thank you so much all the best happy new year, the one and only Davos Sweney right here with Steven A, ESPN radio ESPN. I did not pick Baker Mayfield in Oklahoma gets Clemson on the there's no tape on that. But I picked Alabama against them all for. Yes. I did. I really did that I pick them. What top I rode with the Todd boy did I warn was I wrote this past day. What a great great performance by. Clemson. He's a great coach deserves all praise at the programs receive right now not just because it was winning. But what people say about the program and God's love being there. They love being there. That's the difference right now savings phenomenal very businesslike approach and some people's eyes, but I love Nick Sabin, but Dabo Sweeney something special man, he really really is something to behold, Clemson special. Congratulations to them as well. Deserved. No question about it. Clemson's of reigning defending now. National champions. And they I promise you this. They will win another title. If Trevor Lawrence stays healthy, they will win another title. They wouldn't is no doubt. In my mind. They wouldn't want to the next two titles of not both assuming that health works in favour it they'd say ESPN is today. Seven to nine three seven seven six. He listen live, Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news, by the way, the peleton is a game changing indoor cycling bike there brings the energy of live studio classes, right to your home. Anytime you want went to a summer, rain or shine. Whether it's a monthly challenge to meet your goals a training program for your next race for setting a new personal best the peleton bike will make you wanna short, but keep climbing alive leaderboard year round on average peleton members of riding their bikes more every year and crushing their personal records along the way. 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The better car whose Malone the more demanding opposing teams are going to be about acquiring him. If the lake is ought to get anyone that's that. It would take a trade to get a lot. Anthony davis. See for me for me. I'm looking at it along the lines of. Here's where I'm at with it. Brandon ingram. Is a good player. But I don't think fits in the Laker system. Lonzo ball. I'm not gonna lie. I'm just sick of preaching about his need to be assertive and aggressive. Lonzo ball to me. Everything about him just looks average. And I know other than his jump shot. He shouldn't be averaged. He's a guy that defends he's gotten bigger. He's clearly worked on his body. Let's not forget the fact that he can pass he's got a high basketball, IQ, etc. He just seems to me something like somebody who is perfectly perfectly content to get the ball pass half court and give it to somebody else. And just running the corner. I'm not saying literally that's him. Because that's obviously moved without the ball. I'm just simply saying he gives off that impression. And so what happens is that? The combination of Brandon Ingram looking so so along with Lonzo looking worse than so so and then you combine that with how cool is really elevated his level of play. Drop a twenty eight the other night drop a forty one having a thirty three point game a about a week or so ago, etc. Coups McCann ball, I told you. I love him Josh heart together coups mckim bowl. But I am just of the mindset that. Wow. You know? Other teams are going to demand. That Kouzmin the apart of the mix, and I think Kouzmin is that third wheel for for championship team. Lebron another superstar and Kouzmin delivers you a championship. That's what I believe. But that's just me. It had eight say ESPN, it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six the other thing. I wanted to bring up. I have an individual in Dallas, Texas. He happens to be one of my favorite sports casters in the country. His name is Dale Hansen. For the ABC Dallas affiliate W F A, Dallas, Texas. He's seventy years of age. He's a damn fine. Sportscasters been in many years. Six pm ten pm newscasts remember correctly. He's an American sports caster. I've always loved it from the time that I saw the SMU documentary the thirty for thirty documentary Donald ESPN when they were talking about SMU program football or ram receiving the death penalty in the eighties and everybody was going back and forth. This shit happened. It shouldn't happen. And they'll handle it was called to say. Well, you know, they do kill you in Texas now always left at that lot. Because obviously the state had the death penalty. But you know, he was be crime. And he's like is Texas now. This man spoke. I believe it was yesterday on his newscast about these coaches being Hyatt. I've always loved this, man. I love him even more. Now. Listen to what he had to say about the recent NFL, coaching firings and hirings player from John. But a lot of criticism of the Zona cardinals hiring cliff Kingsbury, their new coach, even my guys Mike and Gina have been questioning that higher, but Kingsbury fits all the criteria to be a head coach in the NFL. He's an offensive genius. He's young and he's white and not necessarily in that order. There have been six new coaches hired so far all white and two coaches of color. They are replacing Stephen Wilkes fire to their zone after just one year. Vance Joseph in Denver after just two Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is in his ninth year, apparently because he wins so much a lot of people don't understand how Kingsbury can have a losing record at Texas Tech. No NFL experience and get one of the thirty two NFL jobs, but getting fired at tech doesn't eliminating for moving. Up. At least it doesn't to me. I've had eleven jobs at my life been fired from eight of them and moved up every time. And I am baragan enough to tell you. I think channel eight was right to give me another chance. But I am the product of white privilege in America. And I've never denied that. I wasn't either. If they made a poster by picture should be on it getting fired at one place and getting another chances the problem, but young talented coaches have covered not getting the chance that's a huge problem. The covert racism of the NFL ownership group was so bad the NFL had to make a rule. So that minority coaches could at least get an interview Cowboys secondary coach Chris for short has been interviewed. And there are reports saying he might get the Miami job after what he's done with this Cowboys defense. How could he not unless it is true? What black parents have been telling their children for decades? Now, you have to be twice as good to go half. As far I dream of the day. When those parents are wrong. Because now they're not. All I can say the Dale Hansen is. Thank you, sir. Thank you. Sincerely from the bottom. Ahmad? I really appreciate it. It eight say ESPN eight seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening to Stephen ESPN radio about away. No, we'll never know goes out of style surprising special friend, a loved one. With twenty four multicolored roses for twenty nine ninety nine one eight hundred flowers dot com to order, go to one eight hundred flowers dot com slash ESPN. We're close out the show with your calls a morning minute. It Stephen is being radio ESPN those. Guess what you're in the middle of a Stephen with show podcast. He has been rate is presented by progressive insurance making the easy to bundle your home and car insurance. Back to the phones we go. Shelby alava. Stephen a real quick Shelby. Go ahead. Steaming time caller longtime listener I just wanted to get your thoughts on the upcoming Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFC title game. It's gonna take place down here in Arlington, Texas when a couple of weeks, so you're predicting the Cowboys will win Saturday night. And the eagles will win Sunday. Correct. If okay goodbye, I'll talk to you Friday when I give my prediction. Let's go to line though, you'll live at Stephen what's up. Yes. Steven how you doing for who that nation? All right. What's going on, man? Go here real quick line. And go ahead and say one one thing you say, I wanna thank you very much for that dry interview. You did before the Dallas saints game taking up the same. And they're very Nick day. You went right back into that same place, and you could you'll ground and second of all I'm like who wins the saints eagle game saints. I think the saints are winning the Super Bowl championship until further notice. I think they're gonna win at all. I really really do you know? And I didn't forget to put drew freeze on my top five listening. I just wasn't even thinking about him. Because of me, I got the win the Super Bowl and he's so elite. I wasn't even thinking about it. I was so thinking about keeping Nick foles off of that list because of this miracle, Nick foles stuff. I mean, you you you got people talking about him like he's the second coming to Jesus. He's a good, man. Good family, man. Damn good cornerback. I think deserves to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. But people get. Facade themselves the miracle. That has Nick that's why the field goal got tipped. And ultimately missed. That's why the defense played so elite because Nick foles touches you on your shoulder, and you two shall be healed me, please stop stop it. I'm not even worry about. Got go predate the coal. Terrence you lava Stephen A, you only got thirty seconds. Go ahead Terrance. All right. All right. So everybody plays in this healthy to indices, and who is your MVP genus or harden? I will tell you this. To me, James harden. There's something special to behold, but the way Jaanus is playing in the way, Milwaukee is winning because of it. I would have to give it to him unless Houston kept winning. See James harden and drops forty two last night. But they lost. Janas keep winning, and if Milwaukee ends up winning in a number one seed, I'm going to have to go with Janas the Greek freak for the league MVP. But it will take that if an order for me to give it to them. All right. Take it easy, bro. Talked to you at twenty two hours. Got a lot of stuff to get into the as well Friday NFL weekend upon us. Okay. So don't think I'm going forget about it. Stick around don't touch that. Dial. All right. I'll be back here tomorrow and twenty two hours. A right. Gotta get on outta here. Y'all hope you all enjoyed the show again. 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I was shocked at how forthcoming he was. I didn't expect that I didn't expect expect him to highlight why he left. I didn't expect them to go into details about who he had a problem with. And. Lord have mercy is rob linka and to a lesser degree people like Tim Harrison others and Lakers business operation that tried to stick their nose in basketball operations. All true. But a benefactor in all of this could potentially be two teams the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers because whether it's Lennon, it's Kevin Durant. It's kyri Irvine. Whatever one would surmise that the Lakers, feel, they have a good shot at getting one of those teams if that changes in any way. It's likely because of what Magic Johnson just said about the organization, and if that were to be the case, where would they go from there, clippers Knicks? So things are getting very, very interested in our promise that our number two, our just go to the calls, because I'm so anxious to hear what everybody has to say, even though I'm not gonna let you talk all day, but I'm gonna do that. I'm definitely going hand this hour over to the call is out there. Let's get right to it. Let's go to Tony you live. They would up. Up. Hey, Mr Smith. The problem with the Lakers is a AG. They are the landlord, and they owe thirty owned thirty percent and the way to get out of it is they need to sell twenty percent on the stock market like the Knicks run the stock market and make the Celtics on the stock market and in magic and Kobe by the other ten percent and that means they're on the board of directors, and that means they have power and that, and, and then they'll get rolling again 'cause they gotta get AG out since windows landlord, like, what are the Lakers aren't paying the rent that the landlord owns part of the team? No. I think that when you think about the buses their pockets are directly attached to the lake brand. It's not like it's ball mortis got his own billions now issue lies. So they needed help from edgy. Edgy exchange for building. They wanted part of the team. Robin, not right. Probably it happens it happens. It's right in a business world that they say, it's right and that's what you have to accept. Right. Push a call. Thank you, so much, Marcus Alava Stephen moncus. How're you doing? I'm john. All right. Thank you this morning. Four dismissing those notions about mass trying to upstage Frank Vogel press conference today. Right. As reported by your two colleagues earlier and using that platform to put it beating you know, on the Lakers. I didn't know anything about what my two colleagues said, I just know that, okay? People out the I just know that people out there saying magic was trying to upstate like he planned this interview. When, in fact, that's not the case magic hit agreed to me weeks ago that he would do this interview that he will come on on. I take with me on this date, and it was before the Lakers at high at Frank Vogel. Yeah. Actually that. And I spoke to you a couple of weeks ago, and I made I oppose the question to you. If LeBron James was on magic mind. You know, made it decision and listening to the magic this morning. You know, I was kinda surprised. He was very candid, but he, you know, when, when he said that, you know, he decision based on him. And I guess that's kind of what I meant when someone asks, you, you know, particular subject and say, well, I don't have that on my mind right now. This is about me. That's what I meant. But my question to you is Majid said that, you know, we asked him about the trail and he made rob Pelinka now don't you don't you think that maybe that they're falls on genie because he said, Jeannie brought Tim Harris was not about what I think, man, I asked him I asked him does that fall on genie. She's just sister. Right. She's the boss, and that's why I brought up betrayal. Do you feel like sheep? Betrayed you by allowing these people to feel more empowered. And ultimately, you know, in a questionnaire usurp you're thirty and he said, no, he doesn't feel that way about Jeanie Jeanie loves everybody and listens to everybody and you can't do. So basically what he did with Jeanie. He did an attack a character. He certainly didn't attack with her heart laws. What he attacked essentially was a competency as a business person overseeing basketball operations because he's like you can't do business like that. Whereas what rob Pelinka he clearly clearly indicted him. No question about it. You're absolutely right. And I just don't like that. Probably for me that was kind of me more if you attack my competency, you know, care copy, you know what? You know what Marcus resonates with me? And I'm not I don't want this to be misconstrued. I'm not blaming Kobe Bryant in about this in any way. All right. Kobe Bryant is away from the Lakers. He's behind see coach this door to doing whatever it is. He does. That's my man. A right. But here's my issue. Rob Pelinka is relevant because Koby Bryant spent years, vouching fan, his connection relationship to Kobe Bryant is what has propelled rob Pelinka in this business? There's just no way to get around it to me if I were rob Pelinka, I would believe any kind of behavior. That's remotely suspect is potentially a reflection on Coby. So as a result, I would guard myself against doing it and the fact that, that doesn't appear to be the case, because we haven't heard, rob Pelinka SaaS, so we need to be fit him. But the fact that, that wasn't the case, and you have an iconic figure like Irvin. Magic Johnson looking at rob Pelinka and saying this do who's trying to backstab me if I'm Koby I'm furious because I'm like, yo you in this position, you know our relation. Ship has a lot to do with it. How to help? Do you allow yourself to be in a position where you question your characters being questioned about man ever Magic Johnson? That's what I would be thinking. And I wonder why that has an app. Yeah. I know I'm not even look at it from that aspect, you know, as far as Kobe side. So that's, that's a good point that you brought up. All right. I gotta run bonkers. I appreciate the call. Thank you so much. Let's go to Jake. You'll live Stephen object. Hey, I just wanna talk about the state of law Lakers. I think you know, I think is doing a good job, but I think it's kind of shame on genie and everything, you know, whatever it is that rob is doing a good job. I think I mean I don't know. I think I have faith in them. You said you think he's doing a good job. Whatever it is. Do you have that he's doing a good job because magic was over him? Magical over and says, he's been going, what the hell is happened where the? Thank you continue. I think the Lakers, I think we have like you said. Yeah. I don't think we could win a championship if we don't win top free agent. Okay, pre should call. Thank you so much. Let's go to markets, you live leaving up. Hey, steven. This is Marcus. I just said, come. Go ahead. On that. I'm totally disgusted with this franchise. This is my team. I've been watching this team since I was young. This is a Barish -ment and the fact that, that he had to go on that. And then what type of that we have to wait months to hear about this, and this is not right to lake nation all liquor fin we are passionate about our team of it's been six years since we missed the playoffs. This is not how it's supposed to go. And that's my take on it. Have a good. I got you don't blame you angst in any way. Other, it's, it's, it's kind of annoying to watch no question. Let's go to blanche you live Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. How're you doing? Blanche. I'm doing good. How are you? I'm all right. Thank you for calling. What's up? I was go to say warriors fan when they had my, this is everybody everyone says that they were seventy three and nine team right before Kevin Durant Jones. But. Twentyish year. They want it when LeBron was by he's still game. He had no, Kevin love. He had no curry Irving. So what should meet on? The second. He don't need Kevin Durant. With all due respect. You don't tell me to hold on my show. I'm asking the question I'm saying to you what is your point for bringing that up? What are you getting at? My point is your saying what about these curve? He wanted team that was already established. Mark jackson. He didn't go to the start off rest. He teamed those already getting there. Okay. But, but what you brought up LeBron. You brought up Kevin Durant. You brought up Monte Ellis. Now you brought up Steve Kerr and my audience still does not understand what you're getting at. That's why I have to direct you. I'm asking a direct question blanche. Why did you call up to this show? What point did you want to make that you want us to understand? That's all asking this is what I'm trying to tell you. I said, I was going to stay fan four when it was my pain before the Dell Curry before the curve. Okay, everyone that they were a good team. They didn't don't move having to rent. That's what I say. They'll never there. But I said, what I felt was when they beat the Cavaliers. No. Brian was by himself. He didn't have Kevin love and he didn't have curry urban and LeBron still one two days. Okay. That's the point out the Bronx. So everyone say that will need Kevin Durant. Apparently they did because they wanna got him the very next year. That's what I'm saying. And then they're the backside with, that is, if won't Kim to rent going to a semi three and nineteen why wasn't wrongful Steve Kerr did take that job that said the Knicks job? When I don't recall anybody was saying, was right or wrong about Steve Kerr vice turning down that job, you get paid five million dollars a year for five years in four years. You guide them to a championship in three of those years, and a loss in the NBA finals, one of those years, Mark Jackson, definitely spearheaded, it I'm a big fan of Mark Jackson. He's been my friend for years. I would like to see him head coach, the NBA again, I think he's been blackballed for some reason, I don't understand it. But nothing can take away from the job that Steve Kerr has done because there's something to be said for not messing things up. Phil Jackson gets credit. He was coaching Jordan and Pippen, and then after that he was coaching Kobe shack, but he gets credit. So why can't Steve Kerr? Get credit for not messing it up. Thank you don't get any credit, my I guess my point today is my have done the same thing. He could've. Kerr came in. Right. And he did it. He's doing a good job. But could you feel the same good job with the Knicks while we don't know all we know is this is what he's done just like we didn't know at about Phil until he did it with LA. And even then he took the Kobe shack job, because he was smart enough, not to take some building reclamation project as a job, he said, up there and got copious shack, but I gotta go, I the call. Thank you so much Elias, July. Stephen, they talk to me. How you doing? Mrs Stephen Smith. I'm a question regarding to Lonzo ball and the Los Angeles Lakers and. Question because Lonzo ball's had a huge target was life. He really hasn't had a complete all season for them. But I've seen the potential even LeBron potential, maybe even the coaching stuff. But a lot of people have a lot, you know of, you know, I was the word. They have a lot of problems with him. So how do you feel do they keep Lonzo? How does Lonzo even handle this situation because I really think events. Listen. My issue Alonzo, is that his shot is ugly, his shooting percentage is not great. And on top that all he's not a certified. No. I know that Lonzo ball can play. He's a damn good passer. He plays on both ends of the floor. I get all of that. But if the Lakers used the keep the number four pick and they draft his kid dairies Garlan outta Vanderbilt, then I think Lonzo ball's career in LA is over. There's gaulan is ball and people love what he brings to the table. And today's NBA you have to be able to hit a perimeter shot to be a formidable backcourt player. You gotta be able to hit up a room, the shot and Lonzo ball has improving that he can do that on a regular. So I think that a lot of in regards to Lonzo ball's future is going to be contingent on what we learn about him from, you know what the Lakers in terms of who the Lakers draft, if the Lakers drafting the point. God, I think the handwriting's on the wall, Lonzo ball's days in LA are numbered. That's why didn't you have a very valid point? But you just brought up his jump shot to me. I feel like Lonzo ball jumping I've gotten better, especially when he'd have much time to work on. Not a matter, whether it goes into not is about when they locked down a you and defend you the position with which he shoots it from it's easily block bull in a lot of people's eyes, and they don't get caught up in that they've you Lonzo ball as a good talent of especially on both ends of the floor because he plays defense, high basketball, IQ very smart. Can defend has energy, etc. The knock against him is that he's not assertive enough offense ity. So as a result, he's not creating opportunities for other people on the court with him in their offense. And when you have that reputation as a point guard in today's generation appoint God, that is not gonna work for you. That is going to work against you. And that's going to be something that he has to address. I gotta run our push. Call Fred alive. Stephen, what's up? Hey, why didn't magic tell the burn it makes no sense. He said he fought hold on. Let me through just let you know I asked him a question, you know, he said, remember when he said, I people say, I could have done it better. I I did it wrong. Maybe he said, but I did it my way and that's what he said. And he said he's gonna talk to the brawn James in the near future. But he did it his way that was his answer. And he said he has no regrets. He did it his way is. Sometimes you gotta be about you. You gotta think about yourself, and you ain't thinking about the other person. And he said, that's what he did. That's why didn't he has no regrets? Those were his answers. This could this could affect LeBron's mentality. That's, that's just weak. He's supposed to be Magic Johnson at the top of the organization, and he just walked out that that's just kinda weak. The me as each is. He tell you, he tell you see making Ovalles, listen, you had an opportunity. I brought up the legacy question. Avoid about how this gets tach to his history. You know, to resume, etc. Z concerned at all about how people feel about him people like you Fred and others. He said, I don't care. That's how I feel. That's how I wanted to do it. And that is that anyone plan? Yeah. That's what he said is be one thing if you wiggled around it for it. Hey, we're going around nothing. He said this field. I got I gotta be me. That's how I feel and that is that that's what he said. That's true. Women. We should call Nate alive. Stephen up Nate even I'm trying to figure out what the lake is trying to do going forward 'cause it a little bit everywhere. So I wanna ask you. If, if somehow genie got rid of all for you, because you're, what would you do with the Lakers, going forward, knowing what they got. Right now, me, personally, first of all, I understand this genie. Bus would never hire me. All right. I'll be honest with you, because let me tell you first thing I would do. And I mean, no disrespect. But I would tell rob Pelinka to go back to being an agent. Our tell Linda Rambis stick to be genie's. Best friend. I wouldn't mind. Kurt ramp is being employed. He knows that thing too, about basketball okay on outside of that, I'd have a couple of people as I'd have a cap, allergist extraordinaire, and I'd have Jerry West as my ear just like bomber has them. Okay, do as what I would do. Okay, by the way. There would be one voice for the organization and voice would be me. Do you think they couldn't himself in good position to get free agent especially with all the time? No, I think right now. Well, listen. First of all, you can't say day because magic doesn't work for them any longer. So the position that he took was his Magic Johnson for once he didn't have to worry about getting fined because he was mentioned in another player's name or whatever because he ain't working for the Lakers. No more. So he goes say what he wanted to say he's gonna feel what he wants to feel. He's going to do what he wants to do. That's irvin. Magic Johnson bro. Okay. But what about the free agent, so? You want what you said, the magic set lebrons going to recruit for them to summer. Lebron's gonna be the one recruiter for them. He's got an I can tell you right now. Lebron, I you want me to tell you LeBron talk. Lebron talk into. To Bradley Beal off, been talking to Bradley Beal, for what my sources, tell me, okay? Obviously he is spoken to Kawai. I am not aware whether or not he's spoken the kyri yet that remains to be seen. I know that he would love to have Klay Thompson, although I haven't heard whether or not he has spoken to Klay Thompson. So those are just names that I can tell you out there for you. Okay. Okay. Thank you. Let's go to earn. Esto Alava, Stephen, what's up? Hello. Go ahead. You live on air pro. Go ahead. Are my question is, how would you is the Lakers have a history of, you know, winning championships? So where would you have done if you talk to shack, but will you done if he was magic you had a chance to talk about talk to LeBron James about all the rafters and stuff and championships that Lakers? Once you don't have that it seems like no one focus on the Broncos. I think Ron big crybaby where he goes. So how would you have it that way? How would I what situation that LeBron at LA still in LA LA before before you eat before you either sign that what kind of conversations, what you would have? I'm not gonna lie to you. I think LeBron has done nothing wrong in this equation. Nothing this Magic Johnson situation with the Lakers had nothing to do with LeBron. Lebron camps wisit. Magic Swizzle it, and you haven't heard the Lakers utter a negative word about LeBron. Don't that you've heard about LeBron from no season ticket holders directors producers, and others who all palled that he so visible in Hollywood, while a lake is a losing, because that's not what they knew Kobe to be about or even magic it was about winning in. L A. I on a basketball court and breeding success from their not having success off the court despite what you look like on the court. So you got people that have problems with LeBron over that. But they need the Lakers, the Lakers love LeBron and LeBron and his camp can't start raving about how genie bus and the Lakers organization, have treated them. They said it's been first class all the way all the way. And that's what they say. So we go from there, gotta run their pre should call. Edited say, ESPN. It's editing seven to nine three seven seven six rob link. Inca the target of Magic Johnson's somewhat blistering attack. Dare I say the Los Angeles Lakers, rob Pelinka, the general manager, rob Lincoln form age for Kobe Bryant, rob Pelinka since the Lakers are not hiring new, president of basketball operations to replace Magic Johnson. He's the man that's going to be elevated in terms of his power. He has responded to what Magic Johnson said about him. And he'll in that response will be up next. Don't touch that dial is Stephen a Smith show. ESPN radio ESPN news, by the way, when you're hiring, you don't wanna waste time. So dozens of relevant resumes, you want an efficient way to get to a shortlist of qualified candidates. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes. Set of screen the questions, based on your job requirements, the zero qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard. 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Accused of being a back step someone who betrayed Magic Johnson accused of this by Irvin. Magic Johnson that a press conference today introduce the Frank Vogel is do head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, and obviously Ropley lick it gets scape this question. So he was asked about Magic Johnson's words. He was his response. I think the most important thing for me is the two years of getting to work side by side with urban are some of the greatest memories. I have in sports and work. He's an unbelievable person to work with he fills the room with joy and vision. And truly. It's, it's, it's saddening disheartening to think he believes things that are misperception I think all of us in life, probably have been through things where maybe there's third party whispers or he said, she said things that aren't true. And I have talked him several times since he decided to step away. We've had many joyful conversations. In fact, two days ago, we were reliving the combine and the fourth pick. And talking about the great future that this franchise has. So these things are surprising to hear and disheartening, but I look forward the opportunity to talk with him, and sit down with him, and work through them, just like in any relationship because they're just simply not true. I stand beside him. I stand with him as a colleague as a partner. I've always supported everything. He's done and we'll continue to. And I think that's the best way to address that I think, you know, I guess I inform us. We do want today to be about coach Vogel. But I think, again, my job is not worry about what other people may think or say about me as a person, my job is to do the work on what's best for this franchise and that's where my focus is. I think we all know in sports that when you're winning, great things are said when a team loses the naysayers and the neck negativity comes out. That's just a nature of this business. And right now we're coming off a season where we lost. So I really. Again, we're not going to be at caught up in the poll of public opinion or or media polls. But really just keep our head focused on doing good work getting to a place where we win. And that's the most important thing I am torn I am torn by what I just heard rob Pelinka say on one hand, I want to applaud. The Lakers general manager. He showed up at the press conference. He knew that the questions we're going to show up about what Magic Johnson had to say. He's denied that there's any truth to what Magic Johnson had to say. He spoke about Magic Johnson. Respectfully, he says that he hopes to sit down with magic and have a conversation about everything that transpired in the near future. And he said he's not going to get caught up in speculation. That part is true. Rob Pelinka put forth all the resonant denials. And in fairness to rob Pelinka as I've stated on many cases, never done anything wrong to me, this was Magic Johnson's take on it. And so we don't know what's factually. Correct. Or incorrect. We just officially know what Magic Johnson's attor of things, which is what I've been telling alpha months. That's number one. But number two, you know, John look at me when I say this John, no rob -lica- has me thinking about. O J Simpson. That's right. I said it and you know what I'm thinking about OJ when I think about rob Pelinka. Was that a strong denial was that vehement enough? Was that, like, was that a hell? No. This is not true kinda denial. You know what I'm saying? Just me just me ladies asking a skit. Because it just me do know what I'm saying. There's denials, and then this y'all. Hey no, no way. No, those kind of things. This is not the court of law does not a legal issue. We understand why denials are not as vehement when you're dealing with the court of law, because anything could be held against you. And so the best thing to do is shut the hell up. That's true. This thing that this public relations went to one Sokoto public opinion, but take Yuli as you addressing lake nation. That's what this is. So link is on a reckless bake show, we're clear. He's denied this. He's the nodded his any truth to this. He talked about a wonderful working relationship with Magic Johnson, all is to. And by the way, fairness magic to rob Lieko. I was doing the exit meeting that evolved, LeBron James Ropley. Imagine Johnson Rich Paul the Saturday before Magic Johnson's regular. Resignation the last Saturday before the season ended. That rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson looked absolutely fine. Didn't appear to be any problems whatsoever. They seemed completely on the same page perfectly allowed to one another and getting along. So anything happen must have happened from that Saturday to that Tuesday when Magic Johnson abruptly resigned. To their winter, whatever day it was. All thing is, is it just me Joan. I mean if you if somebody says unlike that about you, don't you denials need to be a bit more vehement than that. I'm just saying that's just me. Showing you live today. Joan. Be man, you better hurry up. He's about to get a dial tone on, on national go ahead. Here's my question. If rob Palinka is still Lakers, GM. How do you believe he's gonna get with deal with other GM's in order to get the latest track sat right there? That's the problem, I think he has I was told that there were various GM to wouldn't even return calls magic had to get on the phone 'cause they didn't wanna talk to rob Pelinka. And I know how a lot of agents feel about N fairness to wrong. They could be lying. It could be jealousy or envy. But that's a whole lot of people feeling jealous and envious about you. And I don't think anybody would accuse Magic Johnson being jealous or envious of rob link. Exactly. How does he handle this going forward and to make the Lakers? Well Magic Johnson said it best she can't have so many people in ear if fluency decisions and forcing hall compelling her to usurp the thirties of people she loves and trusts, like Magic Johnson. That's what she said. That's what badge Johnson, sit rather. So we'll see we shall see. Let's go to junior. You live Stephen. They talked to junior. Junior are you there? Junior Doug Yule Stephen. Case, even they might question is considering Davis father already said, it's only the Knicks and the Lakers that he considered saying extension with. Is there any realistic way that the pelicans can actually reject off? Or let's say the Lakers come with random Ingram who's mine the fourth overall pick like is there any way they can, actually the Klein that offer a way they can climb whatever they want. They don't have to accept the deal from somebody. The pelicans that's the pelicans. Right. The pelicans don't have to do. They don't have to do anything with their own talent on the country. Terry. I mean, I just don't feel the Knicks have the young prospect. So to come anywhere near that type of offer, you know, I mean, I think it would be foolish for them to not automatically accept that immediately. I mean that's why they fired their GM GM was full. If the reports were true that they had the Lakers had offered coups Ingram and ball. And supposedly they rejected that off writing. That's one of the most foolish moves in NBA history by, by their by that French Iowa saying they deserve to be in the position, they're in while then bene- position now because David Griffin, new GM and Alvin gentry is a hell of a coach, which Magic Johnson made sure to give credit to where credit was due pre the call. Thank you so much. Edited say, ESPN it's to non three seven seven six years lob, Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. Your calls calls out to show in a minute. If you missed any of the show today, go, check it out on demand. 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That was a foul move foul mood. I'm gonna started from the beginning. I met him. I met here at Magic Johnson theater in joy. All right. Hold on. Don't you dare go some long soliloquy? I only got two and a half minutes left for the show. Get to your point. Real quick, bro. Go ahead. Okay. So I'm just letting you know that you can't run a bit. You crash one. And then you're trying to run the makers you run the Lakers because you can't hold one. So how'd you gonna try to hold enough? Okay. Yup. He did this. So why are you going to because you, you say you're going to try to bring somebody else down? You can't do that. Okay. You can't do that. The only thing you gotta do is just get yourself. And then just go, why would you try to crash somebody that already have a dynasty? I got you pre shared the call. Thank you so much price. You live Steve, and it was rice. Yes. Even ask wanna go ahead and say, you're my favorite personality on. TV. About the magic and Ropley. You know, we've seen police response and shells, exclusive interview this morning. You know he's the nine at magic saying something else. This just puts the organization in further turmoil. You know, will the Lakers ever ever recover from this without a full re route from the bottom up into organization. Well, listen, I think a lot has to do with this summer, if LeBron gets a marquee free agent or something close to it to come. Join the Lakers this summer this, we're not talking about the Lakers in this state. This hope and you can look at it from that perspective. He doesn't get anybody. And they can't get anybody to come to the Lakers. That's a different problem, all the gover- appreciate the call AJ you live, Stephen. What's up? Stephen was going on all the only got a minute. Go ahead. Can you hear me? Yes, I only got a minute. Go ahead. Yeah, I just wanted to say I think you move was week. I know he got a meal you things to do, but just because somebody saying something in backstabbing, I'm doesn't mean that he needs to quit. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. He didn't say that he also said how he was promised control, a basketball operations, and that Jeanie Buss allow Tim Harris, the COO the business side to sort of infiltrate things, Linda, Ravitch's Karan has got VAR rob linka got involved. And he wasn't allowed to do things that he wanted to do. He also said, that that's true. Crew? So have you not allowed to do what you were hired to do in promise you would be allowed to do the Nazi problem in and of itself. Because we've got to remember the state of affairs that existed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and how Magic Johnson and his brand and his reputation was tremendous when he took the Lakers job. And he took it as a favor of the genie we can't forget that. Okay. Have a nice evening. That's the deal we slice it anyway, we want to anybody. 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Thank you so much, again, the number to call up his eighty eight say, ESPN, eight seven to nine three seven seven six. There's a lot of stuff to get into the day. And one of the biggest stories develop in the percolating. Zion Williamson the imminent number one overall. Pick in next month's NBA draft obviously, the New Orleans pelicans, one the number one overall pick and speculation as to whether or not he will or whether or not even should consider doing what he can to ensure that he's not the number one overall pick of the New Orleans pelicans even if it meant going back to school and going back to Duke because essentially he is eligible he can return to do number one number two. He never hide an agent north on sneaker deal. So because of those two realities, there's no conflict as it pertains to NCW bylaws, its rules and regulations. And as a result, if he does really desperately doesn't want to be in New Orleans, then you know what? He's got some options, albeit not really plausible ones in most of our minds, his step, dad spoke on a radio station in Baton Rouge, and we'll get to that a little bit later on in the show. So I can tell you what his stepdad said about. All of that. And I'll get back into that in just a second, but the first order of business is what I witnessed right here, Milwaukee, which is way, I'm doing this show from on this particular district day. I'll be here, Milwaukee today and tomorrow I was here for last night's game one Eastern Conference finals. I'll be here for Friday night's game two for the Eastern Conference finals. And I gotta tell you something right now, I know that Toronto had as much as thirteen point lead. I know that coagulant dropped thirty one Akal Larry dropped thirty. I know that Toronto. The number two seed in the Eastern Conference is a formidable foe. I'm not questioning any of that. But I gotta tell you something if last night, if what I saw last night was any kind of indication whatsoever. I have to be honest with you, and tell you, I am of the belief that the Milwaukee Bucks have this series in the bag. That is going to be hard. It's going to be hard for me. To see. The Toronto Raptors winning more than one game. This series are predicted. They lose it in seven a game seven back in Milwaukee, but I'm not gonna lie to you. I'd be I, I wouldn't be surprised at all of this ended in five you see what you saw last night, in my opinion, the bad stuff in Milwaukee. You're not gonna see for the rest of the series. You short team that was clearly rusty shooting the love and a forty four from deep point branch. You saw team that sip here. Discombobulated on offense. You saw a team that was rusty. And you saw team that Pitta Mazda all of those things that I just said by shooting eleven of forty four point range as twenty five percent and simply not having it for most of the game offense. And did a fourth quarter arrived, and what happened. Kyle Lowry was absolutely sensational throughout the games, fourteen points in the fourth quarter ended up finishing with thirty but Kawhi Leonard. Score two points in the fourth quarter on offer. Three shooting the rest of the team collectively car, Larry hit five of his seven shots in the fourth quarter the rest of the team to fifteen shots and made zero not a basket. Now, I don't know about JAL, but your future to look to damn bright when something like that happens. How many nights I can expect when I saw a while, and they go into the lane and get his shot blocked by the seven foot one brook Lopez? I see that. When he ends up turning the ball over, because he goes into the land of trees, Milwaukee the Greek freak at the Toco brook, Lopez the six nine Chris Middleton of the six ten Nicoli Marotta JR. Meritous rather. I mean, these are trees that exist on walkies frontline. If I could foresee him having those comments struggles, you know what I can't foresee. I can't foresee the Greek freak struggling from the field. I can't foresee Milwaukee continue to miss the open shots that they had opportunities to hit because of the collapsing effort of Rwanda, raptors all on the Greek freak. I'm looking at Malcolm brogden come off the bench. This brother can shoot any can play. I'm not underestimating. I'm not sleeping on that by any stretch. I'm thinking about all of these things are monitoring. And looking at all of these things that I'm here to tell you the right now. This is no joke. So I just look at them right now I look at this team the Milwaukee Bucks and I just believe that they're big this strong that they shoot perimeter shots and collectively. They absolutely positively defend. And when I look at it from that perspective, I don't know how Toronto compete them because you know what? Like I was telling my man max Kellerman styles. Make fights. And if you are going up against the Milwaukee Bucks, and you're the Toronto Raptors. You don't have the horses, by the way, Nick, nurse, it would help if you didn't put Marcus oil. Out on the perimeter against brook Lopez that ain't gonna work. You need to have somebody more quick foot like a surge of Baca out there that ain't gonna work Marcus all trying to defend him. That's not gonna work. Also, we gotta remember the fact too, that wasn't just rust. It was also the fact that there's Rondo raptors do Milwaukee off the off kilter, some degree because what they did was. They do a three to zone ima walkies direction a three two zone. And dared them to be beat from the perimeter. So you could imagine how this must have thrown Milwaukee off. I don't anticipate that happening again to, I don't then -ticipant that happened in you're one of the games Toronto. And as a result, I expect. I expect. The Milwaukee Bucks to win this series relatively easily, I wanna be shot and killed ever going seven. That was me six was shocked me that much. But I'm gonna go with five. I mean I just don't believe it. I don't believe in Toronto styles. Make fights. And that is that. Moving on to tonight's game two at the oracle in Oakland California, with the warriors will host the Portland trailblazers. That's a different scenario. War is a plan. Outstanding defense led by Draymond green. Andrea dollar Steph curry is exploded with his threes. Klay Thompson has helped with this threes, and you certainly don't get me wrong. The defense is stellar, and that's not to say there Portland doesn't doesn't need to have people that, that steps up hawk, lists dropped seventeen Rodney hood, drops fifteen and a half bad games. Seth curry had a bad game. Evan Turner didn't score a point in a game that cannot happen. But I will tell you this, that ain't Portland's major problem, Portland's major problems that CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard have to take over the very to do that. It's carried them throughout this year. They got to do it again. Do are they going to do it? Hell no does not winning the series. But can you want a game or two? If you do that. Yes, you could. Yes, you could. And it's gonna be real interesting to see what they actually do, because it's going to be a challenge, make no mistake about it. There is no way around the ladies and gentlemen. Steph curry is catching fire. Klay Thompson is too. And when they do that they are the best shooting backward in the history of basketball. It. And I don't think Portland can beat them at all. I will tell you this stuff. All of this noise percolating about Kevin Durant, and whether or not he's gonna come back. Let me state for the record and then we'd be very, very, very clear. Without Kevin Durant. The Milwaukee Bucks will be to go to State Warriors for the world championship. Unique Kevin Durant against these brothers. You need somebody that can look those trees in Milwaukee in the eyes and say, you know what you can look down on everybody else around right here on your level, and I'm gonna bust your butt because this is what I bring to the table. There's nothing you can do about it. Everybody's going to be fascinated the Greek freak against Kevin Durant. Oh my God. What a match your year. What a match up but be very, very clear, the Greek freak is dominant and as awesome as he is offense in terms of dissecting ones offensive repertoire, you ain't even in Jay, and Kevin Durant league. It ain't even close. You're inside. He's outside. So no that no that Milwaukee in Golden State seemed to be on a collision course and to me. Milwaukee will win the championship unless Kevin Durant comes back. They will win the championship this year. Less kevin. Durant comes back, it eight say ESPN number inundate, seven to nine three seven seven six. You're listening lob Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN radio ESPN knew something else, I wanted to get into before I go to the callers. I had heard about this, that I saw the jumped yesterday on the ESPN were Brian Windhorst reporting. It. Zion Williamson, the projected number one overall pick in upcoming NBA draft. His rights belonged to do. All his pelicans, I call it the league office and checked. Zion Williams has no certified sports agent. North side any sneaker deal with money is being funneled to him. And under those conditions. He's eligible to return. The do now, let me be very, very clear because to Jalen or get up this morning. I saw other people talk it before I take was come on. And I'm like this. Nobody's saying that's Dianne Williamson is going back to Duke. Nobody's saying it, nor are we saying that he should. But let's call it what it is. Please design we look happy to you when the pelicans one the number one overall pick. They look happy to me. Not not at all. And since he didn't look happy. My attitude is this. If yours I what is the matter with you saying, quote? I really don't wanna be here. I'm not talking publicly. I'm talking whispering in the air, David Griffin, whispered in a of Alvin gentry I don't wanna be here. So can we work out some kind of draft day trade or something? I don't want to be here. That's all he has to say, these people that are walking around act like it's so sacrilegious. You need to be careful. It's not a good look because it's not president said listen. Kiki. Vandeweghe did it in nineteen eighty at the notes. Right in front of me, originally drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in one thousand nine hundred eighty s the eleventh overall pick. You if you show up. His incision lasted about the first month of the season or into the first month in season. Until the Dallas Mavericks, sides trade him to the Denver Nuggets for future first round picks. Danny ferry the former the, the former interim coach interim GM. I'm sorry for the New Orleans pelicans, nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine nine years later. He's a year plan in Italy, because he didn't want to suit up for the Los Angeles Clippers. You don't want to play for them. San Diego clippers rather. While he was abroad abroad, the clippers traded his rights to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Very came back to the United States after it happened. He was willing to go overseas and play rather than a complete for the Dallas Mavericks. Kobe Bryant never had seen anything because Jerry West was doing his bidding. But Kobe Bryant had no intention of showing up Charlotte. He didn't wanna go there. He wanted to be in LA and Jerry West was about making that happen. So what I'm trying to stay to use that, that could easily be on Williams. And I'm not saying to know if I you know, I'm not disrespecting David Griffin coach, Alvin gentry and anyway how did an outstanding job. He didn't outstanding job last season in light of that whole Anthony Davis, we Lasko and David Griffin. This equality general manager. And I got news for you on him. David griffin. Is going to make the best deal possible. He's smart. But here's what I'm trying to tell all of you. If you're a Williamson, what's the matter what you whispering in David Griffins air and say, look, I don't want this to be an Anthony Davis situation. Three to five years down the road. I'm letting you know right now, I don't wanna come to New Orleans. What's the problem? Why is everybody acting like that would be such a crime since when? It's not a crime if that's where he doesn't wanna be. That's where he doesn't wanna be period. That's not what his father, step father, saying our stepdaddy and we get ready to play for you right now. The stepdaddy. When on ESPN radio station in Baton Rouge, and said. Something totally different than scuttle. But we have been hearing about twenty four hours. Listen to this. There's been a lot of national stories about Zion maybe returning to school doing this, or that, how do y'all feel about particularly coming to the crescent city. We're, we're excited about that. One thing that night has always been taught, you accept the things that can't change the change the things that you can't change. And this one of the things that he had nothing to do with is the process of the NBA. Certainly, you know, we're excited about the Christian city down there in New Orleans. And you said about returning to Duke, you know, there's been a lot of speculation, but that is not nothing that we have even considered. There you have it. The stepdad leandersson Zion Williamson stepfather says it hasn't even been considered. So if you are Zion, and you don't want to go to New Orleans. That's the worst thing you could have had happened because it means you're stepdaddy spoke out of pocket and he spoke for you. And he had no business doing that. However. If you're willing to accept it New Orleans is good because then they can move ahead as scheduled all I'm saying, and I'm not encouraging one way or the other. If you don't have a certified agent, if you don't have a sneaker deal, if you're not in violation of any CW Roussel regulations, you're perfectly free to go back to play for Duke. I'm not advertising that particularly when both RJ Barrett and Cam reddish have declared for the NBA draft. Those are two of your teammates. They're not going to be there anymore. We get it on the stand. It you're not going back to Duke and you damn showing thing about going overseas. But here's what I'm saying. The man hasn't been drafted yet, if you haven't been drafted yet. What is wrong was? I on Williamson simply telling David Griffin and Alvin gentry look fellas. Now the respect for you. But I don't want to be here. So I'm late. You know, right now, look, I got except what I gotta accept, but you're going to be drafted somebody that doesn't want to play for you. The pelicans just had to deal with that, Anthony Davis. We ask they'll probably have to be on the phone there after why. Because. You know it's one of those situations where they gotta get rid of the Anthony Davis. His situation is status quo. He ain't thinking about changing his mind he's not thinking about changing, whether or not he wants to be in New Orleans, and not, he's convinced he wants out so of Anthony Davis wants out and you had to deal with what Alvin gentry had to do all of last year. And what a headache that was with minutes. Restrictions and another nice. He wasn't gonna play. And you know you taking them out in the fourth quarter clearly losing games that you should win. If Davis was in the lineup though the games you would have won. You go on to all of this. And then you're going to revisit it again. Because you star rookie doesn't wanna be there for you. To me. Ladies gentlemen, that doesn't make sense. I have no problem. I'm not encouraging Zeile Williamson one way or the other to do anything. What I'm saying to you is, there is nothing wrong if he whispered in David Griffins, air and said. I'm not looking to be here. Rather than never having to revisit this two three years down the road again. Like they do them. With Anthony Davis now. Just the thought it at eight say ESPN that's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Listen. Live to Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. Jacob real quick. You live Stephen. They would. Hi, steven. How you doing today? I'm all right. Go ahead. I this morning to say if you resign Williamson personally, what, what would you do? Would you go back to do? You know. Do you have do you have a voice problem like me? Yeah. You do. I because I was ready to ask you, why the hell you sound so low. Raise your voice. So my audience to hear you speak up. What, what would you do personally, if if you as I on Williamson? What I just said, I would whisper David Griffin ANC. I don't want to be here. And I just want to let you know, I'm not gonna make a public spectacle of it. I'm not gonna say these things publicly, but privately, I'm telling you, I would prefer not to be that's what I would do. And then let it just what were they met? 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He is a well before I even introduced my brother I got her let everybody know that target just finished his first round the day PJ championships, Bethpage he is tied for fifty eighth. He is. He did a plus two today. He's nine shots back of the leader, which is Brooks kept cut. But who better to talk about this? Then my brother. My man covers golfer ES. ESPN doesn't outstanding job of doing just that was just on my show. I take this one on ESPN, which comes on every weekday from ten AM to noon with max and Molly, and yours truly he was on that show with us this morning as well. I'm talking about the one and only Michael Collins he's on the line with me right now something my brother. How are you? Man. I'm fantastic. In Brugh would've roller coaster ride for our voice tiger. Woods today. It started out not so good. And we chatted on I take this morning on the back nine tiger makes the turn. It looks like a new tiger Bush looks like Tiger Woods at the masters birdies three holes in a row. And it's like game on here we go. We're going to make this comeback got into one under after making eagle or one of the par fives on on his back nine and then it just all fell apart in three months. Just looked a little bit out of sorts. And don't you know, the dude who's in the media, this golf tournament, Bruce KEPCO shoots, a course record bogey free, sixty three staring tiger in the face. Dude was playing in the same group as Tiger Woods and dropped that kind of score on this golf course I actually spoke to the other brother. That's out on the PGA tour Harold von to the third. He. Early today as well. It's gonna shit one over par seventy one. And when I saw him on the driving rains HP three says, hey, you know what this visit good score out there. If you put it in the fairway and Bruce was doing that. He was hitting fairway fairway. But then I looked at HP threes. Coach was standing next to him. He shook his head and laughing goes. Yeah. No that ain't out there. That's the and Brooks was six hundred at the time. Michael Collins, talk to me, though, let's go back to tiger. Woods in this regard. You said that he started off strong, and then he faded, when exactly did he fate? And why do you think it happened? Start on showing. That's the thing he started off making a double bogey on the Tinto. He started on number ten one of the artists out here and on his first nine holes. He made two double bogeys and a birdie. So he was plus three when you made the turn what did it look like was the two went shots that he has from short range, new over the green, and all that is Russ from not playing. So what do you look like was he looked license? I haven't played golf since the masters, which is a month. And then he looked comfortable when he made the turn and he made those burdens and then dropped that Israel, and it was like years, this is entirely that I remember. But just that fast when, when you make it three and you grind and you fight down hard to get back up into red numbers, and, and somewhat indication tension. Once you have a three putt and make a voguish you feel like all of that, work that you did just crash, and burn, and the adrenaline Krantz that happens. Bri- real. And that's exactly what happened to tiger. Woods. Once that adrenaline crash hacking won't though, shoulders this little bit and one bogey turns into three and that's exactly what happened to target. Talking to Michael Collins golf analysts extraordinary ESPN right here with Steven A, ESPN radio ESPN news. When tiger won the masters I know that you had felt that he would not win one again. I know I felt like he would win one again when he ultimately won the masters talk to me about what went through your mind. I know I'm not asking you about your relationship with tiger per se, because I know he's a friend, you know, him, I'm asking you what went through your mind. When you finally saw him achieve that accomplished that major which I thought he would never do again. But by him doing so I now think path is clearly set for him to old timidly. Catch Jack Nicklaus's eighteen majors, surpass them. You say what to that? I'm not in the same boat as you when it comes with ten he gets Jack Nicklaus just because he wanted to Mattheus. I'm of the thought and I'll be the first one to two I was right with you. We talked about this on this show, probably last year, I did not believe Tigers to win another major. But I believe they need win golf tournaments when he won the masters in April. I'll be the first one to myth as a guy who can't on the PGA sore for ten years when he hugged, when he hugged Joe macabre, and then pushed him away and yelled at immediately, man, tears flow for me. I'm not alive because I understand what it took for him. And for Jones, you gotta remember Joe set at home for eight months with dues curling. Hey, man. Come caddy for me, come caddy. Nah, I'm good. Always from before I wake from Ford so that kind of believe in your. Player and then see entire you're breaking through the other thing that hit me, the hardest was when I was leaving the masters. There were June brothers that was working in the center, and they had been there for a while. And I and I had a relationship with these guys, I've known them for so long. And there's I'm walking out. I was upstairs, and then I went down to the locker room and both guys one was upstairs and one was down his both has looked at me and goes, you know, Mike, we get it, and I couldn't even speak to them because they had such big big lump in my because that's what helped like. It's don't like they said we did it again. But, but here's I mean, it's a Jack but let me check my point is is that if you if, if you're holding onto that emotion, then why do you believe he he you know, why do you not believe he's going to catch Jack Nicklaus, because look just because I'm friends with somebody, and I believe and was mostly invested in what they were doing at the time. It would be this honest of me, not to tell the truth of no. You know, but I'm just I'm staying because guys like Brooks kept are out here. They nothing feels better for golfer, or any athlete whatsoever. If you wanna get a chance to be the do, when he's at his best that feels better than being a guy when he's hurt or when he's not playing good. So guys like groups kept going, and Justin Johnson and Rory mcilroy. And you go there on the list as you want. Look at Jon Rahm, he will he ain't even wanna made you get dues. Right. That are licking their chops is getting shot at tiger thinking, hey, just bring your best game whatever you got less than detained. Because remember, this is a four back surgery, spine fused, Tiger Woods. So when everyone's like this is great is healthy. Well, yeah, but he's healthy. And you're gonna be he's not as healthy as was Jessica, he's not as healthy as Johnson. John award. Fifteen is hope he's dues but they still want to assign, it him and just because tired to won the masters. It's not like all of these things that are out of your. Now. Like you know we ain't gonna play good. No more. We're not gonna practice hard 'cause time so we can just let him have it. Nah. It's all work like that. You know that in sports. Michael Collins, right here, wasn't even eight years radio ESPN news. So now that he's nine back after round one I assume that you don't anticipate that he'll win the PGA championship. Talk to me, about Jordan speed's though, is he gonna make a bounceback performance this weekend. I don't know the week when he can actually do that, here this porn amid he's got some demons going on right now. I groups kept the right now. Just looks unbeatable earlier this week before the tournament started. I said, I thought tiger wood finish between fifteen and twenty fifth and I'm sticking by that I still think he can have a nice comeback. And I still think he finished respectable for a guy who hasn't played since the massive that being said, you see a guy like Jon Rahm who is it long and straight? You see a guy like even though doesn't Johnson made a bogey on his first hole. These guys who are out here right now. Jordan speed and starts talking about him. He's nicknamed the golden child, because of what he did in two thousand fifteen but in two thousand fifteen joins the. And I talked to one of my buddies who played on the tour for a long time. The Dixie gore said something like you know what? That's true. Gump is easy when you can play like you don't care, gone gets a lot harder when you start canning and right now, Jordan speed cares way too much. So can Jordan's meet the back to a place where he's playing golf like he on care. Maybe I think he might be able to get there. But right now it's not going to be available just because he cares way too much. Michael Collins, appreciate you as always man, go back there and cover that PJ championship man. We'll be talking to you down the line. Thanks so much, man, it makes me so happy to know. Now that me and you can actually talk golf a little bit, and that you want me on talking doll. I know I'm doing something right? If I'm getting you, my friend, you know that, you know, that's right. Because if you if you couldn't talk golf, I wouldn't have you on, you know, me, I appreciate you. Thanks so much. Take it easy to one and only Michael Collins for ESPN on golf right here. It Steven A ESPN radio ESPN news editor, eight say ESPN the number to call eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Midway through our number two of today's show, we will have the heavyweight champion of the world Deontay wilder on the show with us talking about things. Plus, he's being investigated by the boxing commission, just for comedy made which I find utterly ridiculous on their part. But I'll get into what that's all about in just a minute. 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Hey, hey, what's in your wallet Capital, One NA member FDIC back to the phones we go before our number two kicks off? Let's go to Jamie Hewlett, Stephen eight what's up? Hey, steven. How are you? I'm all right. Go ahead, actually. I'm so sorry. I shouldn't have asked that question because I still hear some depression from the Nixon, your voice. I'm so sorry. I wanna talk about LeBron because I feel like he's not going to be a Laker next season. I have a feeling that he's going to go to one of two teams. He's gonna either go to Sacramento, or he's gonna go to Knicks. Lebron James, the New York Knicks don't have the assets to acquire LeBron James via a trade and as it pertains to Sacramento, LeBron James will retire first before you moved them, not to mention the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers would his contract while he does not have a no trade clause. He has a fifteen percent trae kick. Here's what that fifteen percent. Tracheotomies let's example, della James was old, a hundred million dollars left on his contract if you were to trade him to Sacramento, he would have to be paid fifteen million dollars upfront almost immediately in order for the deal would be consummated because he has a fifteen percent trae kicker. So it's prohibitive in certain respects because most teams would never want to pay that money even to him, and that is why your argument makes no sense. But good try thank you for the call. Let's go to Mark, you live, Stephen. They recruit Mark TV. How're you doing? Thanks for having me on Twitter to just wanted to talk to you about about the Knicks. I'm a die hard Knicks fan. I'm in Tampa. But I've been a Knicks fan forever. I think people aren't putting enough emphasis on the importance of additional picks that they got from Dallas because despite the pelicans getting the number one pick, you still have to factor in whether or not Anthony Davis wants to be there. And if he doesn't want to be there, I think the third pick overall that we got plus maybe additional picks will entice them to move him because they're gonna they're not gonna wanna lose them for nothing. So I really think that the number one, the number three pick, even though we didn't get the number one pick overall. We still have a chance at the top three players in the draft. 'cause everybody's saying is it three player draft. I think that with that, and the flexibility that we haven't agency, I would see us improving his team significantly, because I think that Yep. I'm sorry. Go ahead. I gotta go. I gotta go our push it to call. I hope you're right. I would tell you that Kevin Durant Kyrie Irving, if the New York Knicks get them that obviously, they're moving in and incredibly forward direction. You've got some people that they hire on, on kyri. They want K D And book, of course, anybody would take Katie de Kawai over k and Kyrie Baqaa. Why planning on coming to the Knicks? 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Hour 2: Paul Finebaum joins

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Warning. This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical. This is this even a Smith show podcast. I'm Steven welcome back to the Stephen a Smith show. Our number two, Stephen a Smith show right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news coming at you as I love to do every weekday. Stay tuned, don't touch that. Dopp select quote could get you up to ten options from highly rated life insurance for free personalized quote, call one eight hundred six zero one six nine nine two or go to select quote dot com with me as he is every Wednesdays always on improvements. Have my next guest on the line? He's I should say on the Lonnie sitting right next to me. He's the mouth of the south. He's a foremost authority, not just college football. As far as I'm concerned, but football overall, he's got his own show. The Paul finebaum show is being radio SEC network. He's right here with yours, truly the one and only Paul finebaum. How're you doing buddy? How's everything? This is the highlight of the week for me. You know, what I gotta tell you something usually I'm with you. And I'm saying, you know, what I could sit here, and I could talk to this man all day. But I gotta tell you something when it comes to college football. There's really nothing. That's. About I'm watching these folks come I'm literally reading an article right now. Okay. Listen to this poll, there is an article on ESPN dot com right now. You know, what it says the eliminator ten times that can win it all really all of them Alabama. I mean because I don't see it. What are you see? Now, see the same thing in back to your first point. This should be the most intense time of the year. I've been up here all day, and I'm like like a little kid with my hand somebody call them because nobody really there's nothing to say, I appreciate you. Having me on. I'm just looking at Alabama right now. And it's like. What comes to my mind when I think about college football. And I think about Alabama. I my mind deviates it goes to a different place than everybody else. Everybody looks at the greatness of Nick Sabin and Alabama. You know, what I think about LSU is not a bad program there in the SEC Florida's not some some living in football purgatory. Then it in SCC, Georgia. I give Georgia a lot of credit with Kobe small, but they're in the SEC over it. I mean, you got a coach has been they wanted to six years. He's talking about what we're still what the hell doing young. I don't understand it. So I'm looking at the and I'm saying to myself Paul finebaum. Why is Nick Sabin so dominant? And what does that say? Should we be praising him? Or should we be looking at his competition and saying what are y'all doing? We're just think about this Stephen in the last five seasons, including this one only to SEC schools have beaten, Alabama one. Did it twice ole miss? An Auburn last year. And that this is the best league in college football. And no one's beating them. And that is a serious issue of the schools. You mentioned Kirby smart, Georgia is the only one that seems to be going toe to toe. They won the SEC last year and lost in the famous Chan I believe they would have won a national championship if dick Sabin hadn't bench. Jalen hurts. Our you're absolutely right. That was his one of the best calls of his career. And it brings us to now. And forget the SEC we're we're struggling you don't know who wrote the eliminator challenge. But there's one school. I'll give you names Mitch Sherman ESPN Steph. I'm sure he had to do it in Boston Heigl. Nobody's coming to our site. Is right. I got you. But, but I'm guessing I, but we both could guess those schools in their Washington state's not winning the national championship, and neither is Oklahoma and LSU's on the list or not winning. They're out. They're out of it. So really who does it come down to? I think it comes down to Clemson. Georgia's got a shot depending on the situation. Michigan Notre Dame. I don't see them as be able to stand toe to toe the Alabama. But in there at least in the conversation now that to a situation you just brought up he's the quarterback for the Alabama crimson tide. You know, he's been Nick Nick up a little bit. He's been out on the field. He looks hurt. But he's still been playing. They're playing the citadel Nick Sabin stormed out of a Paris conference. Because how d- anybody bring up? This is a perfect time to rest of the citadel needs to be treated like their Georgia or somebody or according to Nick Sabin with all that being said when you look at tour now, he's not eligible for the NFL draft. Right. So basically this quarterback who's the quarterback. Everybody's been talking about this kid at Oregon. Just right. He's considered the number one quarterback in the class right now is he worthy in your mind. Always difficult to say, but I'm not gonna put my franchise around him. I just don't think he's that good. There's a quarterback from Duke that in the same conversation. But Steven you live in New York. You've seen the quarterback to come and go here. That's the toughest position in sport. I think to get right and to I would never problem with him a year from now but back to the season. I think he is injured, and you know, you had this conversation billion times different between beam nicked up and injured he looks injured to me I've talked to players that say he's injured Nick Sabin again today said in a conference call you got her couple of months ago and come on. I mean, he's getting battered. I mean, he just got punched a death in that game the other night and a twenty one nothing. He's still in twenty one nothing states and never scored. But so get him outta there. But but Jalen hurts is not available. That's what's hurting Alabama wasn't not available legion. He he had an ankle sprain. They went in about three weeks ago. Not a surgeon cleaned it up. They did whatever. It's a it's a high tech procedure. Supposed to speed up which could usually be a six to eight week deal to make it a two to three week deal. But he's still not available. And you know, you don't need either one of them this week, you probably won't need them against Auburn. But you will need to have against Georgia. Let me engage in a hypothetical with you from this respect. If for some reason, Jalen hurts comes back, and he's healthy. But to will goes down. Who could beat Alabama Clemson, and they can beat Alabama because of one reason debo Sweeney said, you know, what Kelly Bryant you've done a great job. But you couldn't leave me to the promised land last year. And the guy is going to lead me Trevor Lawrence debo Sweeney made that call seven weeks ago based on two replacing Jalen hurts, no other reason because Kelly Bryant you good quarterback. Everyone wants him right now for next year. But I don't think Jalen hurts can can score no points against clemson's defense, which is the best in the country. So your mentality is that dabble Swinney is he a believing unlike everybody else he believes we can win the national championship. Absolutely can be. We can beat them with to a we damn show could beat him without him. He he's got the only program that has consistently matched Alabama over the last three years. They have been unbelievable as you know, they they played for the championship and lost. They play for the championship again and one on the last play. And then last year they lost Alabama's. So they'll be this'll be the therefore straight college football playoff. That's pretty good. Alabama's been in everyone. But that's more gone conclusion. Paul finebaum. Right. He was Stephen ESPN radio at ESPN news. I'm looking at Alabama and Clemson number one and two respectively Notre Dame as ten to know how the hell that happened. Well, it's a good question. Because it wasn't that long ago. A lot of people myself included, we're wondering Brian Kelly had the right stuff. Yeah. Terrible season two years ago. He made staff changes he found some quarterbacks and he's having a great year. And you know, he's find some pretty good teams. I mean, they're not just playing they're they're playing some of the ACC bottom feeders, but they play Stanford. They went to Virginia Tech. They beat Michigan in the opener. They'll go to SC if they can get past that their formidable, and I'm not sure have Syracuse. Just wait. It's interesting that you say that because I look at glimpse looking at Clemson Notre Dame and think about Brian Kelly, and I think about the hot seat then he was on after a couple of years ago. And then I. They didn't pull a hook on them. They stuck with them. And look at what he's doing right now. He's got them as a top three team in the nation. So I wonder when it comes to college football. Do you think that we have, you know, just just a with two quick with the hook that we to such to these folks? But I was I was I said this I take last week about Bobby portray. No he had to go. And then they lay another egg the team just quits. You can't keep a coach there when the team quits, but in Notre Dame's case, they were just losing games. That was a good decision by the Notre Dame administration. I probably would've fired him. I just you know. Why is that what I'm asking would that be pole fun bomb in any sport? Like basketball foot, pro football, whatever. Or is this specifically tailored for college football that you have that kinda metality. What's the thinking behind? I I'm one that. When it looks like it's over it's over, and it looked to me like Brian Kelly hit lost it. I give the guy a lot of credit. And by the way, I would have never fired Harbaugh. Even though I know we're going to be sitting there in Santa Clara in eight weeks. Bog will be playing for the national championships? And I'm gonna I'm gonna have to look over you. And I'm just gonna hold my handle as like, okay? Take your best shot. Right. But I don't believe this firing a coach. But sometimes it just looks like it had played out. And in that case, it looked like it played out. But sometimes, but you also don't know. I I don't I hate this phrase, even oh, he knows more about it than you know, they know you don't sometimes that's accurate. Sometimes it's not in. Notre Dame's case at work in in other cases, it doesn't auburn's gotta situation right now, you mentioned them. They went to the national championship game in Gus malzahn first year right showed him Newton choked it away. Now. That was none. That's what he was recording. When James was there? Yeah. This was this was four years later. Okay. And James one on he threw a pass to Kelvin Benjamin with thirteen seconds to go. Gus malzahn got back to the one the back to the championship game last year in between those two you're done anything, but they gave him a fifty million dollar contract last year. Why this year me I'm wondering because because he was his his agent, Jimmy Sexton. Great one represents almost everyone. He called the president of Auburn. Instead, I'm taking my God Arkansas and the president who is fairly new just watch Tennessee, go through about eight coaches, what do you want? Like these NBA. You know, I'm looking at Notre Dame right here. And I know they beat Michigan open the sense now getting the Michigan in the minute ball than Bill. Wake forest. Guess Stanford was a decent when that was a big game at the top. It was they want. Great of Virginia Tech pit navy northwestern, Florida state. I mean. Look at the schedule. What am I supposed to be excited about what I'm seeing from Notre Dame and northwestern is one of the best ones? Now, they'll still have to go to SC next week if they get past. I was getting ready asking you think you're good. Good year. Yeah. I think Notre Dame will get by. As much as I like, Dino babies, I'm speaking to the pope of Syracuse. Not sure they're ready to win that game. Hopefully, do it'd be great. What has made Syracuse good this year? Well, I defer to you on that. But I think I think some consistency. They've got a vibe around that program, which I think you've played a role in and I'm not just saying that because we're sitting there, but I think you have. I think Dino babies is just got the it factor that you need. Sometimes I mean, this was a doormat program a couple of years ago. I'll give you some insight when I gave the speech Siracusa football team. I walked in there. And I don't know if everybody's seen this on video. But I don't mind telling what I'm very proud of what they've done and I walked in there. And I said, yeah, I'll feel good advice. All right. Gus malzahn, your face y'all ready to go to season they like Yay. Like playing in the me how to hell you gave up one hundred sixty two points in the last three games of the regular season leisure. That was my open lines. Oh my goodness. Explain that to me, what the hell are you smiling about you guys stuff to prove after the way y'all into last season, you can't rest you don't have lowers to restore this is the residue you left behind. You. Gotta make up for that. You got to want it that style open, my speech to them. Of course, you know, they'd beaten Clemson last year and then just trails off. That's right. Just trail off. So I'm looking at that. And I'm looking into why is this? A neutral site, by the way Yankee Stadium. Why are they going to be there? I think this may be Notre Dame's home game. Okay. And the only reason I say that is because it's on NBC. So it has to be Notre Dame's game got you. Let's go to Michigan before I let you get out of here their fourth, and I'm I'm actually rooting for Michigan right now. I want to see Jim Hall ball with nothing to lose absolutely nothing to lose and a national champ. They'll give you I should say that. 'cause I love me some dabbles, sweetie. I really really do. But I gotta admit Michigan going up against Alabama watching Jim Harbaugh with nothing to lose intrigues me intrigues me because I think the man could coach, and you know, so it's going to be real interesting to see Michigan. I'm imagine that you wouldn't give them much of a chance. Why? Well, I wouldn't. But first of all Michigan has get pesto house. I think that would be the toughest game Jim Harbaugh career for the reasons that are obvious. The pressure will be on him. They would it would have been a lot of pressure anyway, but people are going to expect Michigan to win that game. That's tough thing to do. And that will be I think that's arguably the game of the year in college football measure next week in even though a while state lost that game. It's still going to be hard because they have a good team and at home, I think they'll be difficult. But I but today, I think they'll get they'll get past Ohio State. So back to save in Harbaugh. You you have two of the best coaches in the business. You also have three weeks to prepare four weeks to prepare. That's a long time. I don't think they had the team that can beat all of them. But again, Stephen I'll say this until I can't say auger to is the X factor three's the factor. If he's there, you ain't you ain't losing. I don't think he's gone, and he's out of the lineup than Alabama could be healthy too. You're not stopping. But will he be healthy? Yeah. Paul finebaum right here. It was Stephen a ESPN radio. ESPN news just a couple more questions while let you get on outta here. As we look at this whole playoff system. I'm going to ask this question again, you satisfied with just four teams know, what should it be eighteen twelve teams? Should it be? I think it should be more than four. I think six is a good number eight. If you if you let eight and then you get to this. Okay. We'll do we give automatic bids. We'll do we let UCF in because they win whatever league there in the American. I don't like that. I want to see the only thing I do like about this system is theoretically they're picking the four best. They don't always get hung up on beauty contests. What happened fourteen weeks ago? Oh, it was two more. Stephen a you could have wanted to get a buy it gives the season. A little more kick college football after the championship weekend, which is two weeks from Saturday. Doesn't happens? The next week is army navy all due respect there. That's the only game. Right. And after that you start getting the the Idaho potato bowl that I don't really care about. So college football has has opportunities that they just don't take advantage of and especially this year when there's so many other things going on competing with the. Who's the best one loss team? Michigan Georgia, Oklahoma. I would say Michigan. Okay, right now. I mean, I I like Georgia. But I still think Georgia has some flaws, although they're playing better. Michigan to me looks like I might take issue. I mean, I got in trouble for saying, this lamb golick show the other day, they replayed Stephen Smith said you take you take Michigan over Notre Dame had not one go but twos. Don't let them both job. So I'm going to repeat it again. I think it talking to happen. But I like I like Michigan right now more than Notre Dame, Washington state and West Virginia both one laws teams, but they both they rank eighth and ninth respectively. Why I just think they don't have the quality wins. Washington state is a really nice program. But. You cannot afford to lose the they'll play Washington next week in the apple Cup unless a game. That's on your bucket. But Washington's good, but they lost Auburn at the beginning of the year. They dropped another game. And you know to me Ohio State is the one loss team that is not getting much respect. You know, what I disagree with you there? I watched them lose by twenty nine to Purdue. I as a Saturday night, I'm chilling the miles. And I said, you know, what let me watch these watch these guys right here. Let me not just see the holiday. I mean, not just tune in for quarter. I'm going to sit in watch this game. And I watched him get run out of the state, the, okay? So I'm looking at Ohio State, and I'm like no poll, you don't get to lose by twenty nine to Perdue and still be considered as a potential national champion. I can't do a poll. I think we have to table this conversation a week from Saturday. Okay. Because they come back and beat Michigan. I think it's more of an indictment against Michigan. Then it is something to complement Ohio State about you know, me I'm just an urban. Dan Meyer Homer. That's where I draw across him. So you urban Meyer Homa play pull up reshaped you, buddy. Thanks. Thanks, the one and only Paul on the great Paul finebaum. Right. Here was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news, by the way to Paul finebaum show. You can tune in. Check your local listings top two three o'clock hour eastern standard, Tom. The Paul finebaum show will be on air. Make sure you don't miss that. Eighty eight say ESPN that is the number to call up this inundate seven to nine three seven seven six. Listen, just to get my college football fix out of the way. I did a top five list a couple of weeks ago. Alabama was five four three two and one because ladies and gentlemen, that's how if you ala. Bama got the meat and potatoes boys in -fensive Lomb and not a single one of them is smaller than six four three hundred and five pounds bunch of meat and potato brothers can run it down your throat, the Nick Sabin coach and the focus the discipline the attention to detail to attack oval this brother special clear when a clear. Favor for the Heisman Trophy. You. Just look at all a half here. Yes. I know Clemson is a team to be reckoned with. But as far as I'm concerned, Shawn Watson eight their quarterback. I can't see them beaten. Alabama. Notre Dame their schedules to solve I don't trust them. I know they had to open week win over Michigan. But the only notable when they've had was against Stanford and north western I'm not buying it. I'm just not buying and Michigan. Their defense is big time physical and gets all up a you. But offensively I challenged. And it'll give me started. When Obama how state though, give me started when Oklahoma and then no defense plan, selves, Georgia could be a different matter. That's somebody that I wouldn't mind seeing up in there. I'd rather Georgia be up in it and not today. But that's just me it at eight say ESPN, it's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six mortar. Stephen a Smith show on ESPN radio and back to your phone calls a more in a minute. I think smoking always affected my daily life because I was a closet smoker. It really sort of controlled my entire day. My boss is the one that recommended jewel. So I decided to give it a try. You don't get any of the odor of smoking. There's no ash all over your car. I would say give it a try get the flavor and satisfaction of smoking without the mess of cigarette. Asher lingering odor, switch to jewel checkup. J L dot com slash sports. If you don't smoke or vape don't start warning. This product contains nicotine nicotine is addictive chemical. You'll seem to the Stephen a Smith show podcast. I don't wanna be a player. I spent show ESPN radio. ESPN news. Get triple action protector for optimal performance which show v power nitro plus premium gasoline, it at eight say ESPN is triple eight seven nine three seven seven cents back to the phones we go those get right to it. Let's go to Heidi. You'll lava Stephen eight hour you saving. How are you? I'm doing one that I do. I don't know if you know it, but you Email fan base. I'm sorry. I couldn't hear you. You went in and out at my apologies. I couldn't quite understand. You. I want you to know that ladies love you have home fan base. I want you every day that will think you so much. I appreciate being loved by the ladies. Thank you. Thank you very much Heidi. I'm very go ahead. All right. I want to comment on the Kevin Durant. I wanna know if anybody's ever taking that Kevin Durant will experts. Right. You know, what I don't think? So because he's on a championship squad. He came near the finish his business, and he doesn't have to ask for trade because this is the last year is deal, and he's free to go. Elsewhere. But did you see the game? I obviously did not play to save. And I feel like if they can't get the tension resolved, and he cannot play at the level that Kevin Durant is used to playing. I disagree with you. How do you know that when Kevin Durant was playing the other night, you know, and they lost? He dropped thirty. Do you know that last night? We do you know that last night when they beat the Atlanta Hawks without Draymond green. All without Steph curry dream on. Kevin Durant had twenty nine. I mean, this this is what he does. He can do it in the sleep. It's he's just a scoring machine. It doesn't have any effect on him. There's no evidence that oh my goodness. Kevin Durant is bit compromised. And now he's not going to be the same player. And we don't know what we're gonna do this. None of that. He just goes out there and be the assassin that he is. And he can continue to do that until free agency arrives. Oh, they he will score. But here's the thing. He wasn't very efficient. And I think that that bothers players when you're used to play a such a high efficiency level when you cannot do that just because of outside factors. I think that that will way are you saying that Kevin Durant hasn't been officiant? And that you're worried that he won't be himself that he won't be able to play efficiently is that what you're saying. He wasn't. It was due to the kitchen. And I believe that if they cannot resolve it, you may see more games like that. All right. Well, Heidi I'm gonna I'm going to work. What you hear? Kevin Durant for his career averages. Twenty seven the game twenty seven and seven do you know, what his numbers often the first fifteen games this year? What are they twenty seven and seven? No fall off. Okay. He's shooting. Fifty three percent from the field shooting. Thirty nine percent from three point range. He's shooting ninety two percent from the free throw line. And last night this inefficiency that you alluded to okay, he was nine for twenty three. I got it. He was not for twenty one for the season open. Heidi? Oh, I'm saying. I'm just saying it happens. You can't do that every night. But the very night that they had that happened with imagery mall for the clippers. He dropped thirty three. I mean, all I'm trying to say to you is that I think it's a complete overreaction on your part is overly. Well, maybe. And I'll give you that. But going forward if you continue to see him play that way because I think that what happened change the dynamics of that team because I don't think people take into consideration. There's other things that Kevin Durant are dealing while. I we we're not taking the consideration because that's his personal business. A and B more importantly, Heidi his reality of the situation when you are that great. You figure out a way to deal with things it doesn't mean that you're going to be yourself. But even you not being yourself is better than ninety nine percent of the people that you go up against and that's the difference Heidi. I gotta run. I appreciate you so much. Thank you for calling. You have a blessed day, you take it easy. And then they. Say ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven seven six one of the things I forgot to get into the Levy out bell situation. Ladies, gentlemen. Levian Bill is elected not to show up for the for the Steelers for the rest of this year. Okay. He did not come back to not return to the Steelers and signed a franchise tax as a result. He's not going to be back. I'm of the mindset that that wasn't the smartest thing in the world for him to do. I understand that. He's trying to send a message on the stand that he's being stubborn. I understand that he wanted his money, etc. Etc. And he swears he's not just doing it for himself. But for future guys coming after him because running backs a tweet a differently. He's an all purpose God three hundred and twenty one carries eighty-five, receptions, that's four hundred and six touches. There's no reason he was the second leading receiver on the Steelers. There's no reason on earth why he should be seen as just they running back. I get all of that. I totally understand it. But I'm gonna tell you where I think he dropped the ball. You ain't contact anybody. You ignored the olive branches and the reaching out from coach Mike Tomlin that doesn't help. Not only that. It's also. Yes, James Caan performed. And all that stuff. I get all of that. But if you think for one second these owners will collude with Colin cabinet, but not collude not collude. With Levy on bell. You got another thing coming. He's talking about sending a message the thirty two owners don't have to get on the phone with one another. They can sit up and just say, you know, what he's trying to alter what we pulled out of the agreement, and we're not gonna let them do it. So, yeah, he we'll bring them on team when we'll give him some money, but mount of money that he was looking for hell, no. Stay tuned. Stay tuned. Caulton Alava lava Stephen what's up, buddy. How are you? I gotta warn you. If I were you I would not go to California to to take in at rescheduled ram chiefs game here because somebody's liable to place a section anyone. Behold. Hold on you for mental incapacity. And you are. Nonsense on today with eleven on bell. Right. My God like max with his social warrior plant on all of his advice. He is cop Levy on bell common. Capitec and Dez Bryant tens of millions of dollars a piece and not only not gonna recoup what gained point five million met by sitting out this year. We're going to get significantly less on its future contract. Then he would add starting in two thousand nineteen Eddie not old what he's done. And there's no collusion. That's going to call it that gave an you. Gotta remember. You gotta remember you gotta remember to quote me accurately, I wasn't talking about collusion on a liberal perspective. I was saying if you think they're colluding what Colin cabinet imagine what they would do with Levy on. That was just over. Colin cabinet protested over Colin cabinet, being a divisive presence, etc. Etc. In a case of Levy on bell. You have a CBS agreement where owners all loud to franchise you a teams allowed to franchise tag you. Okay. Which players hate Levy on Bill is going about the business of trying to circumvent all of that. And trying to show them that you can make it work against them into the players advantage by sitting out a season staying healthy. And then coming back and getting your money. I'm saying those owners might sit up there and say, oh, hell, no. You ain't we ain't going to set an example, and they don't have to collude, but if they were to collude with Colin cabinet, imagine what they would do with this. That's what I was saying. Well, again, I don't think it's going to have anything to do with collusion. I. Think that what they're gonna do is they're going to take a look at Levy unbalanced say he doesn't deserve the money today. Started their season. With two suspension and all about anyone from the playoff. Out of the one. He played with the Steelers also. Twenty three percent of the season game. You know, he came in lake, and I'm not counting BIC year when he said out so only been available. Seventy seven percent of the game. Tony Gurley available for ninety three percent of the game pain. Oh, the pain. He came to the NFL and detract curly contract. Only averages quarter million a year. Four year. End of the day at the end of the day him signing refuse to sign. A franchise ten to fourteen and a half million. My attitude is is that guess what do you going to come back and you'll going to land on an NFL tea without question. But what's not gonna happen is you're not gonna find yourself in the situation with the money that you were looking for is what you're going to get. That's not gonna happen. I didn't get anywhere and had he not held out to that against him. And they become. Availibility? If you want to beat guy is willing to. But team season for your own personal reason and cut, you know. You know, you're not gonna get paid as much market reality as us. Right. That's fine. I call to you don't think there's some suck out there. That's going to give them a boatload of money, though, would his tax Bill. But dead by buying with planned point. And he almost had won the ravens we're going to give him twenty one million dollars. But three years any L dot E, L dot com. He thought he was more any made six hundred. Stephen that amount of money and by got any getting that could be on injured reserve, and they're going to pay him until we until we what covers from it his MP L K or whenever with whichever one. It was. Yes. Probably could find any nine million dollars with the Cowboys. They want they wanted to Reno. No, no, no. They didn't wanna they didn't even offer him a pay cut. They wanted them out of the call to. He. Because they don't even. They wanna find auto they hold on call to. And they felt he was a negative presence with deck Prescott. He could've signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He could with the Cleveland Browns. Not to Cowboys demise debate. Now from what five hundred eighty eight thousand dollars with the saints this year and nominees engine? He may never get another contract people. He turned down twenty one mill with the raven and and five hundred eighty eight thousand with the faint and maybe done now and calling cabinet is done. No matter how many times map that giant on a Peckham up to tap for it by the New York, and let me on bell himself over twenty million dollars from doing what MAC suggested he should do at the beginning of this year. I would not listening. Justice warrior loons and actually get about the business of being teammate. What? Thank. Paid fourteen point five million dollars. And it wasn't enough money for them. Got you. Appreciate the call. Call to be nice, no needs say loons, just say, social Justice warriors. That's fine. But not loons be nice. Don't have me tell you the be nice call to you know, better than that. You know, you're a nice guy in that didn't eight say ESPN, it's edited seven to nine three seven seven six you listened Loftus evening show ESPN radio need game tickets. 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I just wanted to say what was appreciated your appreciation of doin-, and how you handle those previous callers, the one that started the blasphemy of Katie inspected by this non when I wanted to ask you was you've been around the NBA for three decades, you've seen all this interpersonal drama, you've seen check Koby you seen a and Larry Bryan you've seen how stars code this. With each other. Even all the information we have so far on this warriors incident. How do you say proceed, and how do you think this impacts the warriors going forward beyond? I got you. Appreciate your call. Thank you so much first of all, I think they get along just fine. I think they'll win the championship again this year. Secondly, I think after that Katy leaves I think that the manor which Draymond came at him. K D's squash it because he's not going to allow anything to get in the way of this season and neither would dream on. But I think ultimately what this comes down to his Jane katie's. Not going to want any part of it. If what I'm hearing is true. Like, I said, it's hard for me. Because I love me some Draymond green. You don't bring up a player versus contract. Not when you're attacking him during a game and going off you don't do that. You don't do that. You don't question this commitment is loyalty to the team because he hasn't signed a lengthy extension. You don't do that. And that's what Draymond did. And you know, it speaks. I don't think they drain on. Did it just because. You know, he wanted to get. A d because he dislikes, Katie. I don't believe that for one second. That's not who dream on is. He's a real brother. And he's good people. I think that Montrose Herro was given him fits that night. I think he was caught up in his feelings that a little bit in that regard. But I also think he's really upset. They Katie hasn't committed long-term to franchise I think that really affects Dray Ma because dre mom's like, we went to championships we hear together. How could you even think about leaving? I think that's where dream on that with it. I don't know because I haven't spoken to dream on about it. But I think that's where he's at. And I think that's part of the problem. But I think the war is still win. And I think that if they don't have K D they'll have somebody else because they ain't too many people in the NBA that are not going to come and play with Steph curry and Klay Thompson, the greatest shoot him back. What we've ever seen in our lives that day? They're going to have people who wanna play with them. I can promise you that. I can probably do appreciate the call. Let's go to Stu you'll live Stephen real quick to go ahead. Run-up? Even I want to ask you a question about the Lakers and Kyle Kuzma, how come what people speak on call. They don't mention like in the same air Jason Tatum. When it's big on take some Tatum as the cornerstone special and all this. But when you look at the numbers last year, and this year Kuma perform better, he has a better shootout right now, right there, you know, basketball. I could tell by listening to you know, basketball. So why are you insult me by asking that question, you know, good and damn well why they don't do that. Because Jason Tatum came within a game of going to the NBA finals without kyri Irvine and Gordon Hayward and Kouzmouk was home watching the playoffs with us. You know, good and Dan. Well, that's the reason why don't play off on where he scored a twenty points. But that's not what I said to you. I said to you, you know, basketball. Tell me I'm wrong. I'm not I'm saying, you know, that's the reason why they didn't mention it. You gotta win a best. And guess what you need to be about the business than I need to be oiled about the business of hold of people accountable. Don't you get tired of seeing guys receive? Sean without winning doesn't that bother you. All right this. 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Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts. Got a lot of stuff to get into the day to NBA trading deadline expires now in less than two hours an hour and fifty eight minutes in about forty five seconds to be exact we will find out whether or not Anthony Davis is going to head to LA or is he gonna stay in New Orleans. I'm here to tell you. He's going to stay in the all liens. I'd be shocked. If a deal was made that sent him to LA, I cannot see that happening. But it remains to be seen. We shall see. We'll get in a little bit of that later on. And obviously LeBron James had some things to say that I think we have to touch on a light of Harrison bonds of the Dallas Mavericks being traded to Sacramento Kings. Lebron sounded off about him being traded while he was in a Mavericks uniform playing on the court for the Dallas Mavericks last night. Come to find out that LeBron clearly is a great great basketball player, but not the greatest reported in the world because he was not he did not. He was not aware that Harrison Barnes have been informed before the game as to whether or not I mean as to the fact that he was about to be traded. And he was asked whether or not he wanted to play anyway until the trade was official and Harrison bond said, yes. So that's something. We'll talk about because LeBron had a lot of interesting things to say in this Instagram post. Which by the way, despite the fact that he wasn't aware that evidently that Harrison bonds had been informed. It doesn't take away from the validity of what LeBron James stated on his Instagram Instagram post, which is something I will definitely get into as the show progresses today. But the first order business is in regards to that NBA trading deadline, but it doesn't even involve Anthony Davis. It involves a guy who had virtually no chance of being moved before the NBA trading deadline. He's a member of the Golden State Warriors. He's a former league in VP. He's a two-time champion and the two time NBA finals MVP his name is Kevin Durant and needless to say, he'll is not in a good mood. Kevin Durant was a bit perturbed at reports at a particular reporter in terms of what has been disseminated in regards to him becoming a New York knick in the future. Which would mean he wants to depart from Golden State after the season is over excess. Cetera etc. And Kevin Durant sounded off big time because he was quite irritated. This is Kevin Durant in the aftermath of last night's victory. At the oracle for the Golden State Warriors over the Senate Tonio Spurs by score of one forty one to one zero two. Kevin Durant had a few things to say to folks. And he is here. It is listen up to do either Strauss who come in here and just give his whole opinion on stuff and make it seem like it's coming from me. And he just walking around here. Don't talk to nobody just walk in here and survey never I something like that. And now. Yeah, pollen on me 'cause I don't wanna talk to you about that nothing to do with the Knicks. I don't know who traded porzingas. They got nothing to do. With me. I'm trying to play basketball coming here. Every day actually about free agency is my teammates. My coaches roundup the fans about it though. Let us play basketball that's all along. Sand. And now when I wanna talk to yards the problem on me come on man, grow up. Yeah. You grow up more number. I come in and go to work every day on 'cause no problems. I play right away. I try to play the right way. I try to be the best player can be every possession. What's the problem? What am I doing here? Now, obviously, there are people that are going to be tempted point the finger, Kevin Durant. You're a superstar league you sign in one year deals you're eligible for free agency. Anybody would sense with want you on this squad? What the hell is your problem in pointing the finger at the media and going at them like that. That's what's going to be most people's reaction. I can relate because when Kevin Durant came at me before he departed from. Okay. See and I went right back at him. Because he was saying, you know, you don't talk to me, nobody talks to me. Basically, I was lying and I had to call him out of that. We had a difference of opinion in that doesn't take away from the fact that Kevin Durant has always been a role model has always been a great player. I got nothing, but my respect for him. I just you know, Dow just wasn't true. And then on top of that all when he made the move. From okay, see the Golden State. I did think and still believe in always will be it was the weakest move that. I've ever seen the superstar player. Make it's not something I told Kevin Durant and some not. So Jay z is not told us marriage climate and something not told Casey's mayor, you know, Perez and everybody else in between who knows K D. I apologize for that. Because here was my whole point. Kevin Durant was in the Western Conference finals universally recognized one of the top three players in the world that it lost three one lead in the Western Conference finals to the Golden State Warriors who was seventy three win team all time regular season record that year. And after losing to them a month later, he's a member of their team. Courtesy of their loss in the NBA finals, the Cleveland and seven games. So my point was that I think it's week for superstar his magnitude to join a loaded team like the Golden State Warriors that that was my belief. But I thought that about Kevin Durant and move not about Kevin Durant. The person not about Kevin Durant. The player not about. Kevin durant? The am Bassett and not about Kevin Durant. The role model. I just disagree with that move because I'm old school period. And the reason why I bring that up is because just because Kevin Durant, and I had a disagreement doesn't believe doesn't mean. I can't agree with them when I think he's right. And I think he's right about this. I'm not talking about the reporter from the Ethan Strauss. I wanna make it very very clear. That's he can defend himself. I am in no way casting aspersions on I am not questioning whether or not Kevin Durant said something that was true about him. Personally, when I don't know, I know eat. Straus to be a very credible. Reporter who does a damn good job. If you talked to anybody throughout the league, they respect his work. And he's been around the warriors long enough to have cultivated numerous sources who could have told them all the things that he has printed. So I'm not going to sit up there and not Ethan Strauss to report for the athletic by any stretch of the imagination. Here's a contemporary in this business. And if I had something negative to say about him, I will pick up the phone and call him and let him know I and give him an opportunity to explain himself as if he would have to meet, which he would not. But I will not do that to my colleague my contemporary. I will not do that to him. But here's where I will come to Kevin Durant's defense. He did look Ethan Strauss. It looked like eat the Strauss was right there. I couldn't tell from the camera angle. But he brought up his name looked at him and say year you after declaring he comes into the locker room, he just surveys the locker room. He don't talk to me. He doesn't talk to anybody. And then he writes it as if I said it. See to me, ladies and gentlemen. This ain't about the history of Kevin Durant. The saying about a fake Twitter account. This ain't about him leaving. Okay. See for Golden State. The ain't about none of that. This is about a young man who never gets in any trouble who conducts himself like a model citizen whose an elite performer in his chosen profession universally recognized as a tough player on the planet earth. Saying to a reporter in front of the throws the media members that are there. I don't talk to you talk to me. You didn't talk to anybody in this locker room. To me. The only thing I would say about Ethan Strauss's that requires a response. That's it nothing else. I don't care what the responses. But that requires a response could ain't nowhere. Hell anybody say that about me, and I'm gonna stick? Why does this not going to happen? This is not going to happen. Even if it's the quote, and I'll hooky Strauss up saying this, even if it's the quote, you don't know who the hell out talk to Kevin Durant. I talked to plenty of these people in this just because they didn't tell you. And I'm not gonna tell you doesn't mean. I didn't talk to anybody. Hell, you know, who I talked to? What could Kevin Durant side of that not a damn thing because he doesn't. But Kevin Durant said quote. You never talked to me. He didn't even say, I don't talk to you. He said you didn't talk to me. So that means he's accused Easter Strauss of walking into a locker room. Seeing him looking right at and not asking them any questions. But then turn it around and going to right now that opinion, not just another story. Will he saying you're writing is as if I said it? Those are harsh accusations. And I think it requires a response from that reporter. Because I personally believe Ethan Strauss's talked to numerous people, and I personally believe that he's cultivated enough sources to formulate the opinion that he has. But that's not what Kevin Durant accused him of. He accused him of something far more heinous he accused him. Of looking right at him not talking to him. And they're talking about him as if you have talked to him. That's a problem. That's a problem. And when Kevin Durant makes that direct kind of indictment against the reporter. I don't think you'd be quiet about that. I don't think you do that having said all of that the other point where I will come to Kevin Durant's defense. How many times you have to answer the same question? Because you see these questions are legitimate as the summer approaches. But as the NBA trading deadline approach, it's Anthony Davis that wanted out of New Orleans is talking about making a move prior to the NBA trading deadline. Kevin Durant and talking about leaving before season's over. So why is his name consistently after come up in talks before the NBA trading deadline when you know going to Dan while he's not going to be traded. I know the New York Knicks portrayed the porzingas. I know that created cap space. I know as a result of that creating cap space. Everybody's looking at Kevin Durant and a career woman who also bought away expressed some disgust with the media, and what role the media plays and make life uncomfortable for these players and their respective cities. I know is what they signed up for. And how with it. I'm an NBA reporter. And I've been in this out of years. I've got my shift concerts, as we all know. So I certainly understand that level of frustration. Because sometimes I've contributed to it. So nobody's trying to absolve myself from this conversation. But I'm parsing the words of Kevin Durant come to his defense. Kevin Durant is saying you didn't talk to me. I've been right here in your face. You ain't never said anything. And then you go write something like I said, it those are direct assaults against that reported that that reported needs to answer. As it pertains to play hard. I try to play the right way. I go out there and produce y'all staring up fans against us, blah, blah, blah. Well, Kevin Durant. A big boy you gotta deal with that. Nobody's gonna give any sympathy for that. You don't want that kind of discussion. You don't want that kind of rhetoric and yet your sign a long term deal. So nobody's questioning and nobody asking LeBron where these leaving LA. Because he's not leaving. He signed a four year. Did you that great? And you got a one year deal, and you're going to be available open in the marketplace, people are gonna look at you. And they don't want to where you going because everybody wants you. That's what comes with the territory. That's the part that. Kevin Durant has to accept no sympathy year. But I come to his defense because I remember when he made those comments about LeBron James, and Jonathan if you could do me a favor, please find that quote that Kevin Durant gave months ago about LeBron PA potentially playing with them is toxic laser, gentlemen. Lebron James when he was interviewed by Rachel Nichols spoke to how offended he was by the word toxic. Like, there's a problem playing with him, etc. Etc. And he needed to speak to Kevin Durant about that. I'm more wreckage. Kevin Durant was one thousand percent, right. Not about the word toxic. But I'm talking about his breakdown of playing alongside LeBron James if you are middle of the row player tell me what. Kevin Durant said that was wrong from a basketball perspective see on too many occasions. And this is what leads to the frustration on a modern day athlete. We're so busy looking for the agenda that we lose sight of the specificity of what the person said in that moment. In that moment was Kevin Durant. Right or was Kevin Durant wrong. That is the point laser gentleman. I speak from personal experience. I'll say something on these Airways. I bring my producer Jonathan window. Winthrop Nuno Texeira was Texier. I'm you know, Mexican Portugal. No to help them not areas. I'm going new tech Sierra. Okay. Cap pastor mop reducers off. I take Antoine Louis. Kevin Rita, Brian, balk, etc. Look them up James all of them. You know, how many times I get people coming in front of me? We're idiotic accusations. Oh my goodness. He's saying that for affect he's saying that for ratings. No, I'm saying that because as me it's how I feel who the hell told you I needed TV radio to feel what I feel I might need the venue or the avenue. That's according to me to express a disseminated to the masses. So you will hear but in terms of what I actually feel. No, that's me. Let's go back. Why don't you look up? Some of the Salem state. My man Monty Williams monta. Monty Ross who used to be the head coach at Delaware. He'll be back in the coach. So. My man spanked Gary Stevens, my man more Turner Boras battled lives in Minnesota. Kevin Ed was his right stat. Now. I mean, the list goes on and on at all. Ask them. Oh my goodness. Is even eight outweigh hell. Yeah. He is. That's how I talk. But people will get caught up in the gender about the constant the comments and the substance Maharmeh comments all the time rather than the actual comments that that makes you not wanna talk to people. If I can't make statement without you simply looking at what I had to say and sexing whether you find it favorable or not, and instead I have to worry and about you conjuring up some motivation. But her my words, why talk to you. You have. Kevin durant? Making a statement about LeBron James, do I think it's possible that Kevin Durant could be recruiting against LeBron James some. Yes. But my point is is that that's an aside. The real question is what exactly did he say? And whether or not he's right. That's one of our problems politics. We're focusing too much and too caught up on spin. And what somebody's agenda is rather than I I second the veracity of this statements, all you telling the truth or you, right or wrong. You can sit up there and say, well, you know, what this might be the motivation behind what they're saying. But here's what they said and focused on that. We're not doing that with these professional athletes. What we're doing is we're setting their gender. And then we have the temerity the mitigate goal to get offended when they get upset and they're offended by us. I don't have a problem with that. I don't have a problem with a play not wanting to talk to me hell by not listen, do you understand that for me personally players who talked to me? And there are many you understand that they handcuffed me. I don't know if anybody's ever said this John J C L. I don't know of anybody. Who said it's y'all do you have any idea that when you don't talk to me, you've empowered me you've given me the license to decipher, and I set what it is that you may feel you may mean, and you have left yourself at my mercy. The more accessibility. I have. The less power. I have because I have a journalistic up professional obligation to quote, you or to at least disseminate and express your spin. On the record off the record. If you're in this business, if Kevin Durant says something to me, I have an obligation to make sure his feelings are expressed over these games. I can agree with him. I could disagree with them. I could say I don't believe him. I can embrace them with my whole heart. But I have an obligation. I as a professional. To make sure his position is hard. Whether he says it off the record on the record. That takes Tom away from my editorial it takes Tom away from my pontificating. It takes Tom away. From our beliefs being expressed in an unadulterated, and unedited fashion, and then unfiltered fashion because he has now essentially filtered me by speaking to me about what is position is same thing with president of players associated Chris bowl safety will abroad, Jj safe. They were Kobe same thing with the same thing. We'll Russell Westbrook. All these not talking to me helps me. In this position. It might not help the beat writer covering the sport on a gay. But Adair dare show helps me. You sit up there, you let me tell you something right now. Oh, Stephen he loves Kobe Bryant. He barely says. Yes. I do love Kobe Bryant. But that's not why Billy said anything about you know, why? Because he was his JC is John. Let me say wrong about Kobe. I'm gonna have a problem. I'm gonna have I'll tell you right now. I have a problem Koby will pick up the phone and heartbeat. What the hell did you just say that? I know I didn't just hear you say that they're Thomas. My god. I'm talking about the two time champion the all Famer that works for TNT NBA TV. Oh my God. Don't let me on a word about it. He's got my dress. Shack safe thing. Barclays safe thing in terms of the day's players. I can't even count them. About the let me misquote de way. Couldn't get ready to retire. So I could tell y'all let me misquote him. Let me misrepresented position. I'm I have a problem. I said affectionately as they had affectionately because we're cool even though I don't talk too much. I don't bother us. Oh my God. Don't let me say about Chris Paul. I a lot of I the secretary who else who could get in the way of Chris Ball getting to me because my guy you ought to roll word about him. Chris Paul go check you make no mistake about it. So you got a license even though you have a license. It resonates exponentially more when you know that a person is spoken to you. And they have given you insight. You don't just ignore it. You appreciate it. And you move accordingly. Not talking to somebody. You've empowered them. Kevin durant? Never said. I don't talk to Ethan Strauss. He said, he don't speak to me. He has a speaker spoken to anybody. And if you're reporter does called out like that. You have to respond. And I'm anxious to see what Strauss's response is going to be it ain't ESPN it's seven to nine three seven seven six you. Listen to Steven Stephen special ESPN radio ESPN news that was straight talk wireless nationwide. Coverage and America's largest dependable four G LT networks almost about an hour and a half away. From the expiration of the NBA trading deadline and today at three o'clock eastern standard Tom will Davis being LA. If not an LA where Willie go with should he go? But also even before that. Champion linebacker for the New England Patriots Vinoy. He's up next Stephen ESPN radio ESPN this. 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You're listening to the Stephen Smith show podcast. What about even Smith show right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news? Stephen Smith show is being brought to you by Pennzoil synthetics taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today. I know I'm battling the flu. I'm still at work. Thank god. My next guest wasn't in studio had to call out because I don't want to contaminate a Super Bowl champion. And that's exactly what he is. I'm talking about New England Patriots Outside Linebackers, Jordan. They're called then. No, it is on the line with yours truly right now. What's going on big time? How are you meant? I'm blessed. Man. I appreciate you have on your own show, which has been elite much respect. I'm just to be a champion again to be here. What you how does it feel? How does it feel to be champion again, particularly after y'all lost Super Bowl lash into the Philadelphia Eagles put it in perspective for all of us. What the last year has been like in light of the fact that y'all law Super Bowl fifty two. Oh, man. It's hard to put in. The words, but I'll try to do the best. I can I mean anytime you lose the big the big game is tough. You know, there's a lot of you know, looking in the mirror. What can I do better? A lot of the in on vacation not thinking about vacation just thinking about an L, which sucks and this. Here's a little bit different. You know, you got your own confetti coming down a lot of cheers, a lot of happy tears a lot of partying right about that. Especially with my guy gronk can get him outta wave the asleep in that regard them you. Right. You know, it's a little bit different without aside partner this year. You know, he's been so. Yeah. So he he'd been he's been killing it though. And though those two, you know, I'm glad I'm on their team. And they definitely know how to party baby. You know? It's interesting because y'all was win this chip on your shoulders per se. I would argue. It wasn't really there. Y'all know everybody knows Bella check Brady come on. Now. Everyone keeps saying that. Go ahead and goes, including you and everybody else entire year saying, you know, they're not gonna make then they're not going to do anything the playoffs. They're gonna lose to the chargers will have we will that as we're not gonna see KC. We beat them. I wouldn't say we'll that as we beat them. Then you know, we will that as an Super Bowl. So you know, it go, obviously, everyone the sports betting world, you know, had as being you know, the winners. Right. But everybody else wants us to lose. So I'll lose the Kansas City there about every everybody thought we were going to lose the Kansas City. They're playing really well. They're at home. I we get it. But they they don't understand you can't measure heart. You can't put a price tag on that. And that's what we got. We're talking to call Noah outside linebacker stored in for the New York. New England Patriots SuperBowl champion the patriots. He's right here was Stephen ESPN radio ES. ESPN news when you look at going into that AFC championship game because Tom Brady called it. You know, one of the greatest victories of his career one of the most enjoyable moments. He's had in quite some time. When you looked at the Kansas City Chiefs, what were your expectations for the kind of trouble that they were going to give you a Patrick Mahomes at the quarterback position because this kid looks absolutely looks absolutely phenomenal. What were your thoughts about that? Honestly, I thought we was going to beat them pretty good. And I say that because I feel I we have a very talented group. But the the scheme that we had for that game. We switched entirely what we had been doing all season, and the coaches gave us a great game plan. And we execute it to the best of our ability in the first half. But being again going against Andy Reid, he figured it out by the fourth quarter, but man's of bad, man. I I tell him he's got the vicious fifteen which is the first fifteen. Plays in the script. And boy that second half scrip was vicious fifteen. Colvin already receiving any as radio he's been this use spoke on I take this more than you talked about how you know. Obviously, you know, you will once with a member of the Detroit Lions that's draft second round back in two thousand fourteen and and then obviously you've been with the patriots two thousand sixteen but you spoke today about the difference between being in the wing and everywhere you went from chess playing checkers L illuminate that for us breakdown for us. What it's like being New England patriot playing for Bill Belichick and why so many of y'all just have such profound respect for this man, talk to us about that just the attention to detail. He puts on his job not saying that other places don't do that. Because I don't want to discredit what other teams doing because I know they're working hard. It's hard to win in the NFL. It's hard to win one game. And so that being said, it's just the attention to detail and each week Bill takes and into that week. And he all he makes everybody. In just one week at a time and put everything to the side and focusing in on one week, and to me, that's the difference is I feel like, you know, people are worried about we're playing Monday night on that week or Sunday night against this game. It all matter who were playing that's the best team. We're playing that week 'cause everybody puts their superman. Cape saw when they play how how does he pull it off? Because let's say example, right now, you're sitting here you're a Super Bowl champion. Okay. Through two times. All right under stand. This your Super Bowl champion before you know, everybody's gunning for you put your also confident, and there are say cocky, an- complementary way cocky enough to know, you can handle your business. If you're on your a game, usually human tendencies tend to take that for granted from Tom Tom and not really be worried about it. But you can look ahead to opponent Steelers been talking smack about you where we've played them three weeks. We don't have to worry about these next two weeks or whatever how does he pull off getting your lock in on just the next opponent? How does he pull it off? I don't know to be honest is hard to do. It's a lot of different egos in one locker room a lot of different people come from all over the country and the one spa and just focusing on one goal, which is winning. And I think when you has set the bar already so high he's one he has. The respect in that factor. So everyone already wants to buy in because they wanna win and free agents the same thing they go there because they wanna win to they want to see what that's like. And then you have younger groups that the younger generation coming in that are learning from the older guys, which they've already won mean, Tom set that standard. Right. So that's already say. And so it's kinda easy to just follow. And learn and want to be the best they can be. And I think too I think you're afraid to be that one person to fail like you. Don't wanna be that one person and be like damn I let the team down. Right. I let Bill down you, don't you? Don't wanna be that guy 'cause any won't be there anymore. No. Speaking the truth right here with Steven what is radio ESPN news should have been the MVP or should it have gone to a defensive play like Dante towels that my man he he's I know that what I'm asking you showed up. Yeah. I mean at the end of the day, I'm having jewels. But you it's kind of been the the year for defense. You can't pick one person to be the VP. It's been a collective group. And you know, we could get everyone, you know, trip to Disney World on the defense team. We'd love that don't. But the only reason I'm asking that question because the defensive player you still a football player out there. Trying to make a navy yourself trying to get paid for doing the job that you do and to me of defensive player being knowledged as the MVP of the Super Bowl would have gone a long way towards providing the level of Sistan just put the spotlight on defensive place look damage, there's still there's still defense in the NFL. And by the way. Way. It wins championships not just offense points. So I I that's why I'm looking at. That's where I'm coming from. When I asked a question about a defensive in the. Yeah, I feel you on that. I mean, I think everybody wants that on their resume. So of course, of course, anybody would want that. And I feel everything that you're saying, but at the end of the day like, that's all fine and dandy. But if someone recognizes game they're going to pay you for that. Gotcha. So that's how I feel about it. Like, I know trae flowers is going to get paid. Because his game speaks volume of just watch the tape the same thing with high Steph and myself. Everything's gonna fall into place and Macoris everybody that last question before I let you get on out here. You know that they got Kansas City is the favorite to come out of a FC next season. Right. You do stand that. Right. I'm just saying, you know, that a head of tolerance because you wanna reason get offended early. I mean, you do understand that Kansas City is the favorite. I know you say y'all should be is the are the Kansas City Chiefs stiffest competition, or there's somebody else that stands out in your mind. I think I think everybody's competition to be honest when I say when he played for the patriots don't matter. We they put on their superman capes onto wanna play. And we love that line. Like we've been saying all year lighted up pick pick a day. Pick a field. We'll be there. I gotcha. Congratulations. You congratulations to doing the patriots. I thought y'all win the Super Bowl. I didn't think you'd get there. I gotta give y'all Mavericks bang for pulling that off adulation, bro. Yes. Sorry to you. In the chief of Lee's worried about it. I think I wanna go to code and city anyway. We're going to cold Boston. Dr. I I will tell you this. I won't my being in May June. Cari, Irvine put on a show at TD Bank? Got doc. I'm gonna be there. Right. 'cause I with you. Let me doubt the one the only right here even ESPN radio. ESPN news editor say ESPN. It's today to nine three seven seven six fellas today marks the sixth count that the six day countdown until Valentine's, but those putting off buying Kate from my friends at winning flowers dot com. 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Call a click today and find out how progressive could save you to the calls we go. Let's go to Ryan alive. Even they was Ryan. Even a little bit of beaten path from what you've been talking about that. But I need your expertise and perspective on something. Okay. When it comes to the NBA why. Now, I'm old school when it comes to the NBA I like defense and today's game. Why do you think there is such a lack of defense as coaching is the fact that the players are lazy? Is it just I'm trying to get myself at in the NBA, but I'm I'm eighties nineties basketball. You know, what I mean while has to the question. First of all the NBA rules have strongly favored more -fensive monitor approach. Ticky tack vows get called, there's no long any hand, checking, etc. And that goes a long way to one and number two defense usually involves at least to some degree some level of physicality and not only do you end up getting fouled call for how you can end up getting teed up and because of that combination. To it. Just doesn't work to the benefit of the individual play in most instances, which is something that rakes their nerves even more so than ours, and that factors into the equation. Think that the end the in the next couple years will tell her the game more defensive side. Now, you think that they're satisfied with the way this ad filed with it because the NBA has never been more popular. A man. Thanks. Thank you. Appreciate the call Pete alive. Stephen a real quick go ahead. Stephen a man, I really love your show your motion to like it is. But I'm gonna Chicago guy, and I was expecting in the Super Bowl little more aggressive defense from wait Phillips defense more like a four six Buddy Ryan blitzing more put more pressure on on Brady. And they didn't really do. I gotta tell you this. I don't think the Rams defense or something to complain about. I think both defenses showed up New England was clearly on another level. They had the game plan. They went after Jared Goff. We get all of that buffer three quarters. The Los Angeles Rams health Tom Brady, three points. The fact that Matt is the offense let you down. They didn't do anything for you to. Geez. That were Sean McVeigh the talent that was Jared Goff along with others. Nobody really showed up and they had a lot to do will what derail the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl New England's defense was spectacular. The Rams defense was pretty damn good. But ultimately they were going against. Tom Brady and the patriots defense was gonna get Jared Goff. So that was the difference when it was all said and done, and I think that ultimately is what made is what determine the outcome. I don't blame LA's defense one bit. They showed up and hell Tom Brady thirteen points and just three points for the first three quarters. I don't blame the one bit it. They'd say ESPN eight seven to nine three seven seven six out. Dash just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on ESPN radio and the SPN. Data rates may apply. When did it become ok for men to be Lazier softer fatter? We need to bring the men of this country back to greatness, and it's easier than ever with ageless male max patent patent-pending formula with an ingredient that helps boost your total testosterone promoting greater increases in muscle size and twice the reduction of body fat percentage that exercise alone. Plus an amazing sixty four percent increase in nitric oxide, which can be handy in the gym and in the bedroom. 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Hour 2: Packers Drama

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Come to our number two, Steven H Smith show here with you over the airwaves of ESPN radio and ESPN news towards a fifty dollars mortgage across the United States of America, plus ESPN radio on Sirius XM channel eighty plus ESPN radio simulcast over the live national television. Airwaves of ESPN news number to call up Zorba's. Triple eight say ESPN that's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. The Stephen Smith show is being brought to you by credit karma. Get your truly free credit scores in free credit monitoring from credit karma today. That's credit karma K A R M A get no one. I would number two is upon us as a couple of things that I needed to get into I'll get into football stuff as well. But I just have to say this needs to be addressed. For some inexplicable reason Jonathan Nuno everybody for some inexplicable reason, I have been all over the news. I can't believe I have been all over the news. Now, what say you would be remotely newsworthy about me. Andrew Marshon former colleague at ESPN now writing for the New York Post rice and article speculating what I am worth. And for some odd reason people have struggled to read. Because they read that article and a whole bunch of people out there have an opinion. About ESPN actually giving me x y and z first of all I am under contract for another two years. Secondly, there is no negotiation going on. I will wear off. And it's my life. So I would be aware of it negotiation going on about me Thirdly, if it did happen. It'd be a damn business until it was finalized point number one. Point number two. I respect and love this business. I'm honored to be a member of the ESPN family. Whatever happens in my future happens. If something happens in the contract offer comes my way, and I like it beautiful. If it doesn't come away. I still got two years. Let me show up and do my job to the best of my ability. Sometimes both times, it'd be pretty in my opinion. I'm be pretty damn good. At what I'm doing? If not great of the times, I'm gonna slip up when you talk twenty live hours a week. And that's just half the damn job. You do. Things happen. So. Whatever happens happens. All I wanted to say that there is no contract. There is no contract negotiations that I am aware of and. People out there people who feel that I deserve it. Thank you people who have written. I deserve more. Thank you very much because your opinion would side with me. But. I'm cool, and I'm happy, and I like what I'm doing now. And I'm perfectly content serving out the final two years of my contract here. So everybody cool out. And relax. Okay. Enough with the congratulations about something that I don't need to be congratulated for because. There's no contract negotiation. Not going to show you. I'm not making what they say. And I'm making I can promise you that. And for the record. No disrespect to anybody. I have yet to see a number out there that I don't believe I don't deserve. My work ethic. My commitment to excellence what I strive to do every day. And what I bring to the table any damn body that I worked for. I'll put myself up against anybody on this planet. So let me be very very clear about that. But whatever happens happens. I've never been happier in my career than I am right now. And I've got a team. Their works with me that supports me every single day to the people here on this radio show when Nuno and John cat pastor trod Kelley's leadership over the audio department to Dave Roberts. Probably the greatest boss I've ever had in my life. To Dobie Williamson and Jimmy Petar. Warren shell phenomenal guys incredibly knowledgeable about this business that makes it an honor for me to work with them in for them every day. It's the people on I take. Especially people in the background the Chuck solitaire. Roles of the world Antoine Louis Brian books, Kevin readers of the world. Dominic collins. These people are fantastic. I'm living the good life. Five along net legs. I'm living a good life. I'm working for the worldwide leader. Hey. Impossibly the happiest part of my moment of my career. The representation. Sean McDonald my business manager tomorrow Pirro. Who's a president of the president of of endeavor, but a personal friend that has taken it upon himself to God micro? I can't think of one human being alive that I would rather place my career in their hands then him, and it'd be backed up by him. And we're Sean McDonald and Josh Pyatt and John Rosen. Ladies gentlemen, cloud nine. My life is pretty damn good. No matter what happens. But if something were happening, I wouldn't feel the need to be talking to you. All right now, I'm just talking to young because I can't believe people writing articles like I don't signed some extension. No. I haven't. Hasn't even been on the Goshi -ation, and I'm not asking for one. I'm perfectly fine. Two years. All right. All y'all, relax. Okay. Let's move on. Now. Bleacher report comes out with story. About what really led to the departure of Mike McCarthy. And obviously out he in ama- Rogers would not on the same page. And look I'm not gonna read the whole damn article y'all over the Airways. I would tell you. These are the nuggets that led to their departure in credit, my producer Jonathan Winthrop. The sorta peeling apart read an article appealing apart the nuggets that he wanted me to focus on because he's right. These are very very valid points. Call it to the preacher. According to the Bleacher reports Tyler done who talked to dozens of former players coaches and personnel about the feud that tore the Packers apart one. Rodgers Aaron Rodgers froze out receivers listened to coaches over him McCarthy, skipped meetings for massages. By the way, anybody out there who needs a massage. The name is. Andrea woodard. She spectacular. I ain't never had a massage better than my life than the ones that she gives. She's sensational. Just wanted to throw that out there point number two Packers receivers ran the same route. For twenty seven years rivals constantly knew what was coming Rogers ended up changing about one third of McCarthy's place. Point number three money a star status gave Rogers unprecedented power former Packers tied injure Michael Finley wrote, he's not a natural born leader. We'll said he's not a natural born leader former quarterback coach, Alex van pelt, challenged Rogers and Rogers respected him but McCarthy felt threatened. So he lit van pelt. Go. If you recall, they never even consulted and Mirages when they got rid of impo. I don't blame rods being ticked off about that. One. Point number five McCarthy, tried to demand more Rogers as a man he even told him to call his a strange mother Rogers did want to hear it. I'd have a difficult time. If I didn't have the greatest relationship with somebody with them to come up to me talk to me about how I needed to communicate with family members too. By the way, ladies and gentlemen. I don't think that's a blemish against an Rogers. I don't it's not anybody's damn business was going on with him and his family. Number six because he needed a roster veteran too key Rogers and check instead former GM Ted Thompson was falling asleep in meetings. So basically you had a former GIO when there was falling asleep in meetings and a head coach was getting a massage during meetings. These gentlemen. These are these things they qualify as a problem. Now, I know there's a lot of people out there, and I could go on and on and on including McCarthy's going Packers have a modern coach there signing free agents former Packers Greg gin and said, quote, just as much as Rogers as a part of the problem. He's a big part of the solution. According to sources that had spoken to Arab Rogers Amer Awad us once upon a time. It said Mike McCarthy has a low football IQ, and that used to always bother Aaron he'd say Mike has one of the lowest IQ's if not the lowest IQ of any coach he's ever had and quote, here's my issue. Here's what I have a problem with. I got a problem with anybody who wants to point to Amer Rogers to blame Amer Rogers for what happened to McCarthy as a potato these quotes and rods didn't say anything publicly Aaron Rodgers didn't go out and talk to anybody. If anything these are people portraying Aaron Rodgers by revealing private conversations he had with them. He didn't say anything. If I if I get off this microphone, and I go home to the comforts of my own house. And I have a conversation with somebody who's going to dumb out what I said. That amo fall. Now, you can sit there and say there's about four because I trusted the wrong person. But that's about all you got Amer Roger didn't speak out against because he publicly. So what's the problem? So I think that's important to point out point number two. Nobody's trying to absolve eras. My man Marcus spears was on get up this morning, then came on. I take form a Dallas Cowboys. Now. An extraordinary NFL endless for us. Listen, I love seeing him. We'll get up by the way. And I love seeing them on I take because I don't think he should be saddled with college football. And I think one of the people that deserve it. A an abundance of credit is Paul finebaum. Because if I remember correctly went to he was always on the Paul finebaum, Marcus spears is a hell of a football analyst hell of a football endless. I love the guy. I really do. And I think he's doing an outstanding job for us. But I disagree with him that day. The reason why I disagree with him. He's like we talk about McCarthy that we talked about Ted Thompson, we have not talked enough about Aaron Rodgers. I'll tell you why we didn't talk enough about Amerada because every just as. Money. That's so bad, brother. That's why. Now, if you are in Tonio Brown the best at what you do at the receiver position. Arguably if you love your bell better what you're running back position arguably and you're going up against Ben Rothlisberger. Who is not the best at what he does. Even though he's pretty damn good and a future hall of fame. That's one thing. But when you are Aaron freaked in Rudge's, the greatest talent that we ever seen at the quarterback position and the history, but he NFL. We're supposed to sit up there and talk about disciplining and critiquing him in an adverse way because of Mike McCarthy. Really? Every now, and then, you know, there are members of the competitors. You know, he's on FOX in. Chris Carter would Nick ride and Geno wove arming. You know, they're doing. First things first in the morning. Know usually don't hear one that. We're talking about another whatever the case may be damned that Chris Paul. Chris Carter is my friend, and my brother, I love him a miss him being here. And I think he's an outstanding football endless outstanding. But I don't always agree with him. Now, I'll get a chance to watch and that much 'cause I got work to do. But I heard him for a minute this morning. Clip that I was watching online. And these people talking. Rogers and Rogers, not deleting runs Zil you need to go. Show up not to you. Chris. Talking about people out there. Form of football aficionado. Gotta perspective. I get all of that. But this notion. Nobody's saying Rogers blameless, please. Don't get me wrong. Nobody's saying he can be completely absolve. But damage to the victim goes the spoils when you're great and you're phenomenal. And you go out there and you perform and because of others inefficiencies because of other than competence because of others lack of leadership just because others lack of production. You have to carry a heavier load. Dammit, you don't deserve to be treated the same. You deserve to be treated on an elevated perch. Because you're the one that saddled with the responsibility last time, I checked Amerada went to the players as straight years. This man, we're fifteen in one one season would a defense that ranked dead last this man won the Super Bowl. This man did a lot of things and carried this franchise on his back. This one scored forty five points of the playoff game and lost. Let me come on. You do get to a point where you like. Well, damn how much more can I do. Well, damn how much it is low to my going to have to carry. Well, damn am I allowed to get tired? And I'll to get sick. Am I allow not to be on my game cause somebody cover me? I mean, the Green Bay Packers situation got so bad at times on the other side of the ball. It got so bad some talks in terms of the archaic way in which Mike McCarthy might have one about do it. Thanks. Aaron Rodgers probably had to go to church on Sunday just to get covered meaning spiritually covered. Could he have much on the field? You are right. When I saw that clip in my man, Chris caught a break it down. How you know? What it ain't just about talent talent can't be everything talent us to meet. You a great leader talent doesn't mean you great in the locker room talented mean, blah, blah, blah, all crew. All true. I got a different question, though, what the hell happens to all of those categories to all of those things would you don't have talent. Can't have it. All. Can't have it. All. And I'm not trying to sit up there and say that everything is Mike McCarthy's fall. What I am saying. However is this. You know, you got Amer Rogers. Now, give a damn you. Gotta give them in Pedic. You'll figure it out figure it out. You can't be there for years and years you're gonna find a quarterback coach soda one minute. You call in the place that next thing. You know, you giving it up another minute. You take it back your mic because you've been there. I'm not gonna sit up here late as a gentleman and give ultra credence to the reports that Mike McCarthy didn't know what he's doing that. Man want a Super Bowl that man was coaching. Then man went to the players eight straight years. I gotta show respect I'm not going to disrespect that man. Like that. And also, I think that I'm sad because with this stuff coming out Mike McCarthy may never get a head coaching job. Again. You can't have arguably the greatest talent at the quarterback position. This game has ever seen being attached to your name in a way so derogatory so incendiary that people look at you and say, Dan, we don't know if we could take the chance on you. There might have been why might because he didn't get the Cleveland Browns job. That might have been the case. Solo thing is look you've got to look at the situation for what it is. You got to pay attention to all of that. And then you've got to reach the conclusion. That again, here's where we go at all. It is. Mike McCarthy his career is in a world of trouble. It really really is. Because for this reason. But guess what is ladies and gentlemen, because that's so poignant, Tom, if you're an executive knowing that there are multitude of things that come with it. You're still going to find yourself asking one very very very important question. You had an Rogers for all of these years. And all you could do is get to win one Super Bowl. Never got back. Never one one. Obviously never won another one. Obviously Aaron Rodgers. Oh, by the way, who had Jordy Nelson. The vast majority of that's up. Oh, by the way, where Randall Cobb some of those times who by the way, had great gin and some of those times, and you got one Super Bowl the show for it. If Rogers wasn't so great people would engage your such incredulity over such things. But they are because we all know the truth in the sport of football. When you have somebody like that you got close. If you have LeBron James, you don't have a title at all to show for it. That's the problem. Only reason why Tyler what he got. You gotta give him credit for Credit's due four straight NBA finals appearances or three under his watch. And a championship. The reason why you don't hold tie Lou accountable for more than that is because you sort of jumping out of a squad Golden State head because you imagine there Steve Kerr only had one ring. With the bomb squad that he has to imagine it. See to me, we should be looking at guys like McCarthy, we should look at Sean Payton, I like, Sean I don't like the way he acted over the over the bogus. No call which was utterly ridiculous. But I like Sean Payton, but damage you've got drew Brees man now understand if you lose an arrow Rogers, and that's why you didn't get it. See when Michael Jordan was playing basketball. There was a reason the Knicks win. There was a reason Cleveland could it win when they had Greg Hilo, and Larry Nance, and Brad Daugherty Mark Price pricing. Those boys. There was a reason. Patients couldn't win. We're Reggie Miller David says and all of them. There was a reason the Knicks couldn't went with union Oakland, Charleston within those boys. There was a reason. Charles Oakley Charles Barkley. They get a championship when he was in Phoenix. Because of MJ wasn't standing in his way with him having Kevin Johnson. And Dan, all those boys. Barkley would have won a title. You think Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp before he became on Clinton wouldn't they wanna title in the Seattle. The Michael Jordan was a standing in their way, you think Karl Malone and John Stockton. When not have won a title in two MB finals appearances that they. They had if they didn't have to run into Michael Jordan. You think Clyde Drexler which wrong Kersee and Terry port in those boys when they wanna title if Michael Jordan was the standard in their way. That's why you forgive them for what they're not able to get done. Because Michael Jordan was standing in their way. If you're Mike McCarthy. No, you had Michael Jordan in the form of Mirages. And that's what's counted against you. For those of y'all don't like it. I have a solution for you. Why don't you just get out of the business of sports? Because I'm not talking about my main quiz. She's all a famous Vinci. He gets tell me not to sports not the other way around talking about for you young whippersnappers out there. You have somebody that green? You gotta get something done. Done. That's just the way. I look at it. And at eight say ESPN inundate seven to nine hundred seventy six you laughter. Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. We'll get back to your calls and more than a minute. So don't touch that. 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That's indeed dot com slash Smith. Terms, conditions, and quality standards apply. You're listening to the Stephen a Smith show podcast. Get triple action protection for optimal engine performance was shell v. Power nitro plus premium gasoline, thirty minutes past hour, number two back into Stephen Smith show, ESPN radio ESPN news. Let's get back to the phones. Triple eight say ESPN that's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six Jon Alava. Stephen they talk to me, man. Stephen. I'm good talk to me. What's up you live on air, bro? Let me give let me get to the Packers the whole organization they got lazy because of the talent of Aaron Rodgers. Actually, you could see obviously all the plays giving the play offs. The the use of his legs hail Marys. Those were all era Rogers, no coaching. No, nothing that was just straight go out there and play pick him a mess. Him up almost when it came to games where they won or they had to squeeze out. There was no skill or plays really sick. So when it comes to them Carthy Aaron Rodgers dynamic. That's believable. Because most of the games they play we as fans or as sports anybody. We watched and writers use his legs, then get his neck broke. He had to throw this way back shoulder down the sideline tight windows. So we kinda new like the Packers as a whole when it comes to McCarthy. The the organization they really was Lexa days ago. Let me tell you. Let me tell you something John John. You listening to me. Lauhgter? You want me to tell you what the hell I think about what you just said. You you right on point, bro? I believe you're right on point John. I gotta tell you something there. I like that analogy. Thank God lazy because they knew they had him because it's successful situations. Where you have a superstar particularly one who grinds and it's consistent about getting the job done. What do you usually do with that person? You lean on toehold, a greater responsibility on their shoulders than everybody else. Not you. Why wouldn't you talent? Talent pieces like Robert Kraft for like anybody will try your best of Mesa we keep. This man is healthy arm is straight in this possible is less confrontation, or whatever it is. Man me if he'll if he likes his cO Mesa was waters co if he likes just because of the simple fact, we have a good thing going. So they says Greg is list. I really, you know, the top five received. We're over there all respect the jury. We know he got locked up and in various at times got injured. Georgia's a good route runner, I said a beast. He don't have not a beast over. I got you. I got don't ruin joy Jody was already getting Jordi. I gotta run man. Appreciate call. Giampa? Majority was pretty damn good. Jordy was better any other than mega Tron Joyti was damn near better than anybody else. Y'all had in Detroit tell you that much even though golden Tate. I can't I gotta be careful about what I'm saying. Because I like him I like him. Let's go to Nathan you live. Stephen what's up? What's good? Steven A. Good over star faller. Thank you. Go ahead. So the next they're about to lock lockup this top five worse tough. I pick should say. And next year free agency goes well, they can have a starting five kyri probably not going get Zion. But like RJ Kevin Katie Mitchell Robinson. I mean, how far could you logistically see that going? How far can I logistically see what going them like next year playoffs? Knicks. Yeah. You saying if they don't get a star. No, I'm saying if they get kyri. The all say, you almost had a heart attack that you would ask them to ignorant question because I thought you were say without a stall. Okay. If they get Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving. Guaranteed trip to the semi finals but Eastern Conference playoffs potentially two finals, but they'd have their work cut out for them. All right. Thanks, nicole. Bobby you'll lava Stephen eight what's up. Longtime fan. Thank you. Bob. What I was gonna say is. I know you love Aaron Rodgers. I do. Yes. I do. But I think people give him a pass because he still well because only makes playoff eight eleven years, the nobody and say everything got on pay manning. He had garbage for defense. He never missed the playoffs ever. Well, first of all the last two years Amer Roger's got injured that's number one. So it could have easily been ten plus she is that he made it to the players. He played at fifty percent last year because he got hurt for every very early and the season before you missed an abundance of gains because of Anthony Barr and that hit on him, but they make the playoffs to eight previous years. So I don't wanna hear that comparison because amer- Raja's may have you may have been able to say the same thing about him. What's your other point? Pay Mary was with a broken neck in the last couple of years of Indianapolis. Let me ask you a question did never win the Super Bowl because the Peyton Manning or did they win because of their defense the fence? Thank you have a nice day. But the first, but with the first time the whole team fell which call away. What? The first time you shoot bull with with the Denver Broncos this whole team when they got when they got destroyed by Seattle. There's whole team claps. Yep. Okay. So what's your point? No. I'm just saying I'm not saying I'm not saying it was the reason why they won the Super Bowl. I'm saying when he was Indianapolis. He always had a hoard a hoard defense. Not always not. That's number one. Tony Dungy was there. That was not always the case that is false number one. And number two again Peyton Manning is one of the greatest to ever played the game. And he's got two Super Bowl championships on his resume. But there were plenty of times throughout his career where he came up short. And we all know that. And by the way, he had Tony Dungy. He had Tony Dungy as his coach. Ultimately, ended up having John FOX when he first arrived in Denver. And then the name escapes me the former coach in Houston that ultimately went to different got them the Super Bowl title before you had to step away from the game due to health reasons. Even though he's trying to get back into it now. But I get what you're coming from. I don't wanna. To stand what you're saying. But I gotta go, and I appreciate the call nevertheless. But I am a is era. He's a bad, brother. And when you look at Green Bay, I don't think you could compare the situation that he's dealing with to the one that existed in Green Bay with Emma Rodgers right now or compare that to Pete manning situation in Indy. Let's go to Charlie you'll have Steven it was. Thanks for taking my call, man. I just interested in getting your opinion on Gary kubiak by the west. Yeah. Go ahead. Go ahead. Obsession obsession that people have with Aaron Rodgers his demeanor is personality off the field. I'm a lifelong Packer fan. I could care less who he's dating if he gets along with his brother if he's briskly to fans and media, I just care that he can shred it be on Sunday. And he's done that for years. So why are people so obsessed with his personnel? What they really really trying to do is put some culpability on his shoulders for the way. Others have performed around him. That's what they're really really trying to do. Yeah. But I mean as a professional I in NFL, why are people so hung up on because because truth be told from that sounds good? But from a human element perspective. It is incumbent in very important to point out that no matter whether your kids or your adult, there's always a hierarchy to everything in life. There are players, and then there are leaders. Okay. And could Amer Rogers be a better leader. Sure. He could. But to me that didn't dissipate cope, ability and responsibility that should have been placed on the shoulders of McCarthy until a lesser degree or to too much of a degree as former Jian Ted Thompson as well all of them had a responsibility to do a better job than they did. Yeah. Yeah. I agree. Expect my call. Thank you. Let's go to MAC you'll live. Stephen what's up MAC? Hey, steven. I gotta tell you think you are one of the most remarkable hypocrites on the planet. And I will tell you why. And this is not your every suck up. Call you. How's it a suck up call? If you started off by calling me a hypocrite. So clearly, it's not a suck up, but quit. Well, just in case, you didn't get it. Anyway, you hammer LeBron for being this media hound? Okay. When you without any skin in the game, sit on the air criticizing people. You don't have blood, sweat and tears in the game. At least he does all you have his criticism, and you get paid well just to be loud. Indigo off on other man. Let's get to the game for first of all the biggest hypocrite would happen to be you why? Because just Saint George job. It's actually my job. I get paid to do what I do you're doing this for free towards me. So who's the big able grit? Bottom line is is that I get paid to cover the world of sports, and you can sit up there. And because I love people like you who want to sit up there and talk about me talking excuse me, our tell you the same thing. I would tell any player I'll tell you the same thing out to anybody. I've been doing this for twenty five years, but not television. I wrote for a living. I was a journalist I covered stuff as a beat writer. I worked my tail off to get to the position where I could sit on the front of a microphone or sit on TV and give a critique lower form is giving a no critique I had to report, but you got bloggers, and you got other people in the media who've never had those responsibilities. You ain't calling them up when they're critical of players and over. By the way, I'm not getting personal. I'm talking about the gay. So as a sports fan, don't tell me MAC that pseudo sit home or you don't go to work or you're not seeing your car driving, or whatever the case would be and come up with a critique about what you're watching. Or what you're seeing in the world of sports the difference between me, and you is that I get paid to do it. You. Don't goodbye have a nice day. Patrick. Go ahead. I'm right. Glenn? About ninety nine percent. Something about Aaron Rodgers beedon's believe it because Aaron Rodgers cuss conference about McCarthy. No when I was saying, we're not gonna know when I was saying is the quotes that were attributed to Amer Rogers, eat it and say them to anybody publicly. That's what I was saying. If they go to that is I don't think. You ever get those because I do believe, Mike. From the mine because you sound you sound a bit muffled back from the mic. So we can hear you clearly go ahead. Okay. I believe for the Greg reader, Brooke really don't think from people face to face the mandate. They with Tennessee the borough people behind other peoples backs, and I. And I think that one piece of leadership that he has gone for what I'm reading out of that article, and what others have said about him because he's a bad, man. But I think there's place there for him to grow as a leader. Geico. This place is this place is for him to grow. Let's not let's not boil audience with that point. Here's the bigger point should McCarthy at one more with Dan Rogers this quarterback. Come on. Come on. I watched Chris quarterback again round fifty to watch. I don't need to give me an answer. A question. Do you wanna do you wanna doubt you get to answer? My question. Not your question is my question should Mike McCarthy at one more with Aaron Rodgers just the no aren't prepared war Jeffrey. What's very weird? Okay. Bye. Bye. Have a nice day. 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I want over the beat Virginia. I just don't know if it'll happen. Let's go back to the phones. Let's go to Remington. You'll lava Stephen real quick go ahead. All right. Oh, my question is drew Brees. If he was drafted to New England and had the same opportunities as Tom Brady his whole career. You think the success rate would be the same? Yes. You think he'd have the same amount of goals metals integrate quarterback? Not just drew Brees. I let me put you this way. I think with drew Brees to be saying, I think it would be less what Big Ben Rothlisberger because he's prone to more mistakes. I think it would have been even more titles with Aaron Rodgers. More whatever Iraq. Yep. Because I think Amer Rogers would not have made mistakes. I think he would have thrown the deep ball even better. Even though they didn't have that with outside of Randy moss to throw to even though they had quality receivers. But the here's the other thing because of his versatility his ability to be mobile as a quarterback. I think their Bill Belichick utilized them in different ways. So here's what I'm saying to you just to be clear Remington. Okay. I think they would have won the titles that they had one. But I don't believe they would have had a ten year absence from the from winning a Super Bowl with Amer Rogers and Bill Belichick. I don't think they would have lost to the giants twice. Okay. I don't believe that. And I don't believe they would have lost in the shoot out the Philadelphia with Amer Rogers is their quarterback. So I'd say to you that I think the Arron Rogers would have two more Super Bowls than Brady if he was the one coaching quarterback in the New England, then then Tom Brady as everything presently constructed. That's what I believe. I gotta get on outta here. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. I'm looking forward to the final four Tamar can't wait. 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Hour 1: Cowboys lose, Burfict hit

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Hour 1: Cowboys lose, Burfict hit

"The Stephen Smith Show podcast is brought to you capital one safercar four percent cashback on dining entertainment two percent of grocery stores in one percent of all other purchases now when you go out you you cash in what's in your wallet terms apply. This is the Stephen Smith Show podcast. I'm Steve Even if you cut deb music right there buddy how everybody high anew welcome to the latest edition of the Stephen a Smith breath show coming at you as I loved to do every weekday afternoon and morning dependent on your location right here over the national airwaves waves of ESPN radio and ESPN news number to call up as always is eight hundred say espn. I'm sorry eight say. ESPN eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven six this as Smith show on ESPN radio to mortgage fit players marks Nasdaq's America check your am FM listings nearest you plus the ESPN Stephen Spinach show on ESPN radio siriusxm channel eighty plus Stephen a Smith show over the live national television airwaves of Espn News Stephen. A Smith Show is being brought to you by my computer career. Daddy do training for Bila Villa. Now you might be wondering why I'm on the national airwaves with this cowboy hat all well. It just so happens that I was watching the cowboys last night watching them against those New Orleans saints watching those cowboy fans all over the world food bloviating about how does cowboys government undefeated. I guess that fell apart didn't it. I guess it develop all settling in Dallas cowboys rode with the football control the football could score with football can do anything offensively at defense and special their defense special but that offense no-can-do Zeki Leli eighteen eighteen cares for thirty five yards less than two yards per carry Dak Prescott twenty two or thirty three just two hundred twenty three yards interception sacked one time could get much going and they lost a teddy bridgewater and and it'll just imagine if man drew brees was out there and as a result the Dallas cowboys lost the game and that's why I was wearing wearing his hat what do that little dedication all those cowboy fans out there with my regular cowboy accident all over the place okay I'll get to that a little bit later on the show my main. JC Jonathan winthrop laughing at me laughing at my southern drawl all in all of that other stuff I love them cowboy fans everywhere even cowboy fans and east in the West and the sad. I mean you don't have to be just as they all Santa's thing sticking out their chests act like they're going to win the Super Bowl. Everything is well guess what they will at all oh they well at all get that little bit later on show ticket fancy. They're just touch it eight say. ESPN is today's seven seven to nine three seven seven six but I'll get to your cowboy fans later. Don't you worry about it. Don't you worry about it. I reckon I'll get right back to you in short order don't you you stick right there. You don't tell us that Jim you'll touchy okay. Just WanNa make sure all big things to get to right now. I got bigger things to get to and be quite honest with you. There's nothing funny about what I'm about to talk about because it doesn't involve the Dallas Cowboys. Give them credit for this much. They play. I some damn good football for the most part and the storyline involving them has been stuff like football or contract negotiations involving football. It hasn't been the kind of awesome that vodkas perfect has subject to so many people to Vaughn says perfect it was announced a little over an hour ago has has been suspended by the National Football League for the remainder of this twenty nine thousand nine football season the final twelve games and even if the Oakland raiders make the playoffs he will be suspended there as well. If you see you see right there it Annapolis coach tied and Jack Doyle catches the the past volunteers perfect launches into him head first crowning the helmet doing everything that the NFL has implored floored. Its players not to do spending several years now very very clear that that's not something you you need to do advantis perfect. Did IT Anyway Lazy Gentlemen. There's no defense for it anymore. I don't have any ax to grind vodkas perfect. I had only met a one time only spoke to one time at the pleasure meet with him sound like a really really smart brother but guess guess what the history does it speak intelligence. He's twenty eight years of age. He's racked up over four and a half million dollars in Korea fines and forfeited orbited pay all right this find that he has now incurred is the largest on field find fine in NFL history. There is no way around it. There is no way to justify what we're talking about here over the course of his NFL career he's been penalized thirteen different times from Corona Centennial High School from two thousand and five to two thousand thousand nine when he initially was going to go to USC with Matt Barkley Before Matt Barkley came out called them a dirty player because he was targeting Matt Barkley's knee as a high school player according Barkley who ultimately committed to USC Advantest perfect went to Arizona State to him going to Arizona state shoving a referee incurring numerous fines. Even though he was a freshman defensive player of the year in the PAC ten there was a problem rabble Arizona's say coach at the time Dennis Erickson said quote. He got carried away. That's how he is but he's got to control it. I love his intensity. I don't want to slow as intensity down because it's contagious contagious for the rest of the players for the fans of everybody involved in the program but he's got to be smart and evidently L. E. That wasn't good enough then he goes to the National Football League Winter Cincinnati bengals now. What are we talking about here? As a rookie he started fourteen games led the team in tackles with one hundred twenty seven the biggest finished number six and total defense offense but allow two point four more yards per play when perfect was off the field earned a twenty million dollar extension at twenty fourteen but he reverted to his former self racking up personal thousand five that have since come to the finest play and yeah we noti arrest thirty-five in seven years suspensions over that period of time on there's no way around it. There's no way rat. Is it defensible our love to sit here and come to the defense of autism attests perfect. I truly would but literally going after the head of place. What possible sits is that? It doesn't make any sense and then it gets suspended yet again. After literally launching himself led by the crown of them into the head of Jack Doyle gets a jacket from the game and then departs what's from the game in Indianapolis wave is small and wave at the fans and blowing kisses. No suspension is imminent laser gentlemen. My personal belief is that his career is over. I'm not saying I wish that the him or anybody else. His career is over. I can't see it any other way and here's why the Cincinnati bengals could not trey him lashing. They couldn't give them away for box cookies. They ultimate elected to release him in March when they elected to do that. He was a free agent for one day and the Oakland greatest picked up led by Jon Gruden. They pick them up. They brought him on the team. He was actually the voice of reason when Antonio Brown got in to Mike Mayock for Oakland Raiders. When Antonio Brown got into his face? It was perfect separating him. It was perfect trying to calm him down but he gets out on the field. He does this suspended for the rest of the season. I'd love to sit here and tell you that is too extreme. But how many warnings do you need. How many warnings is he supposed to receive before he learns the error of his ways the national football league in concert with the players association NHA golden negotiated all types of rules yes that would position you to elevate the level of safety that exists in the NFL? That's what they that's what they did. They sat up there and they said you know what this what. We're trying to do what we want you to do. We want to avoid avoid those headshots. We don't WANNA be sued over CONCUSSIONS IN C. T. Costing US billions of dollars potentially. We don't want that. We're going to radically death for my the game. The players association agree practice time evolving contact rules they will limited guys spending hours in a weight room and with st the conditioning coaches now is the way to go as opposed to actual contact or being subjected to contact. Those were all things that play assigned off on perfect has repeatedly religiously violated that mandate. I'm not here to get on him. I wish to brother was in the league. I wish you get suspended. I wish he was making his money to the guy that I met and talked to seemed like a relatively nice guy now. Clearly he's not that on the field and he doesn't need to be on the field because when you all feel the play hey you trying to get things done. I understand it. I really really do but I gotta tell you something man. This is too extreme. It's too much can't be tolerated if the League did not suspend them for the rest of this year what recourse what they have to do anything anything to similar offenders similar violators they'd have no they'd have no leverage cachet whatsoever. They absolutely absolutely positively had to take this position. You can slice it anyway. You want to absolutely positively had to take this position. There is no doubt about it because that's the situation that we're in because it's a situation we find ourselves in this is what it is. What autism perfect had to be suspended for the rest of the I didn't advocate that before it happened but a damn showing argue with it now that it has it's a damn shame and People Wanna point to well you know there must be some issue says he has the inability to control of supplement? Max Kellerman and others will explaining claiming well. You know what the world is filled with a bunch of Oprah five people. That's what I like to call them. It's an expert if everything and I'm not saying that to denigrate the want the Queen in Herself Oprah Winfrey in any way I'm just saying that when we talk about a JC when we talk about out of the people that were injured the psychologist of the world and others that were just introduced to us over this new generation of millennials. We see who's who Dr Phil be if it were not for Oprah just think about that for a second. I'm more were judge Judy kind of person myself more were judging no nonsense. I I want to hear it and it's not that I literally don't WanNa hear it is that at some point in time violators aroo the regulations relations shouldn't always have a damn explanation for every single thing every single transgression they partake off sometimes dammit Emmett s about you. Sometimes it's about what you've done sometimes about consequences because it involves the safety of others any like you harming yourself if you really really think about it this what it really comes comes down to von says perfect is most guilty in his. NFL career of knocking defenseless people upside go ahead then accurate John. I think it is that's really what it goes into the boxing ring like our spends Julia. Oh you against Shawn Porter Saturday which was a damn good fight by the way and you swing it at each other. That's not what happened. Voters voters perfect is not defenseless people upside the head catching a passion. Don't see him coming. You you concentrate on the ball and he's targeting your head. This ain't somebody in the Octagon boxing ring this a football field would do look at all my not have any idea that you're coming when you're taking your two hundred and fifty pound body and throwing the full force of your weight into their head. How can we defend that I would ask my producers here charges charges television show for the show radio show on ESPN news? Could you please stop showing that video of Antonio. Brown getting knocked upside the head. That's that's Kinda. Vicious to watch bontes. Perfect tried to decapitate him. Enough's enough cannot be tolerated plain and simple it at eight say. ESPN edited seventy three seven hundred sixty listen live Stephen ESPN RADIO ESPN news couple of other things. I wanted to get into New York. Giants won a game last night twenty four to three yesterday afternoon. I'm sorry twenty four to three in that game that they won. They call well him Danny dimes. Let me say this about Dante Jones the new quarterback for the New York giants. I totally totally understand the notion that he's a breath of fresh air because watching him run with the football think about it is there is there a franchise in NFL history John they're franchise in NFL history that has gone a decade plus without seeing quarterback able to run think about that. The giants are the only franchise in the history of the National Football League. There went more than a decade without seeing a quarterback that can that can scribble five yards. You know why because Eli Manning's panic quarterback he hasn't missed any damn games so they've never seen a quarterback with an ability to run with the football as well. They never seen that they've never seen him and so since we know they've never seen it. Imagine watching Danny Don's run with the football he had five carries for thirty three yards screened out of o'clock it for thirty three yards was the last time Eli Manning did that. That's what we're talking about here with Daniel Jones and so if we see it for what it is understand that he's a breath of fresh air for the new. I saw two interceptions by Quinton Dumbo yesterday. That wasn't impressive. That's why I give Danny Danny Jones. Dan Joe's a see I like. I promise I like is upside potential all of that but I would give him a C. I'm not sold on Dan. You Jones yet. I'm not so I'll be the first to tell you I am not sold sold now by dam site but I will tell you this. Here's oppressive and I don't blame New York giants fans for the being excited because you haven't had a reason to be excited now. Here's the flip side to it. The redskins Woohoo you were playing against the redskins are so awful. It is now fair stock appearing Daniel Snyder the James Dolan. Just the level of ineptitude attached to your franchise is all I'm talking talk about. I don't get personal about James Dolan the way others do I just know that since his stewardship the New York Knicks perennial losers that's all I know they're allergic to prosperity James Oland around period and he had a lot to do with Kevin durant elected not to come to New York period figure out about how I know in a case of the Washington redskins they are just an abysmal franchise. They are Godawful Resell Jenkins column in The Washington Post it talked about the giants being relatively respectable franchise with a plan moving in the right direction direction and and they were going against the redskins -'s awful and so case keenum can't do anything right yesterday. The only complete six passes for thirty seven yards can't get you can't see straight had had the foot injury hampered that hampered in sub degree and Jay Gruden. This is is to go with Dan you dwayne has let me say this in Defensive Haskins is indefensible. Play looked a rating of thirty two nine and of seventy four hundred seven yard sack twice three and a search is he looked awful. Got It. Let me tell you how could come to his defense offense one. He runs better than most of us thought. To how in the hell are you put this guy in a game. How in the hell do you put this guy in a game? He has no practice reps with the first team. Do you have any idea how cool it is what J. Gruden Dwayne Haskins yesterday. Case keenum was completed sixty nine percent of his passes. I know that he had up until Chicago game. He didn't have any interceptions will five touchdowns. I get all of that but the fact matter is you. Oh in three you knew people were clamoring for Haskins. All you had to do was made sure you gave him some reps with the first team. That's all you had to do Jay Gruden into the sea grass dismissal right. There's a fireable offense. I don't think Ajay Buddhist should be the head coach of the redskins right now. I think he should actually be fired today. I wanted to keep his money though because I want to I don't WanNa compromise ability to take care of his family even though he does have a brother making can one hundred million dollars with it additional eighteen million incentives in Oakland who bought away is questionable whether he deserved data but that's neither here nor there if I got that money turned into down so I'm not going to not Jon Gruden for that but as a story for another day by the way good win by the Oakland Raiders yesterday in Indy despite volunteers perfect nonsense but getting back to Jay gruden rooted in the nation's capital he should not be a head coach for the wash. The risk is any longer period period. There was a negligence of duty yesterday with him. Put Wade has kids in that lineup with the first he went ready but jay good enough to get them ready and a legitimate argument could remade that coaching on a part of the Redskins as was holding Dan. You has the weight Haskins back from looking like Dan you Jones one could argue we we don't know but we know about the Redskins Zoe that shouldn't be hard to figure out it at eight say. ESPN number the clock editing seven to nine three seven six you listen live to Stephen Espn radio ESPN lots of stuff to get into the day Nick Chub and the Cleveland Browns ran roughshod over Russia roughshod over the Baltimore Ravens. What the Hell is going on with the Baltimore Ravens like now? Hey Baker Mayfield shut everybody up yesterday. We gotta talk about that too. Of course Mr Rams giving up fifty five points to the Tampa Bay buccaneers Jameis Winston. What the Hell is that about those Carolina Knee Cam Newton? They've won two straight without him. That's an interesting stuff oh by the way stick with the NFC south what the hell happened today Atlanta Falcons what's going on with them. That's something interesting to talk about now and of course Dallas New Orleans. 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ESPN RADIO ESPN news before I get to the calls let me say a couple of things a couple of things off my chest before bugging me falling comes on show start off our number two number one as much as I can't stand you disgusting nauseating cowboy a Fan 'cause all y'all make me sick to my stomach. I do love my buddy Jerry Jones and Steven Jones and that defense with all due respect Israel Sean Lee Jaden Jason Smith Late Vande originals boys. I mean there's something else no doubt about it. They cannot be ignored so that's it's no that's one point and that is GonNa have you're GonNa get to the player's GonNa make some noise but I got news for you. Dallas loss the eagles one now the eagles only one game back had the eagles lost Thursday night and Dallas one. NFC Eastwood Dallas. It'd be off but that's not what happened. That's not the situation so we gotta get that out. The way that's number one number two New Orleans winning two in a row without drew brees you're talking about drew brees who by the way looked like a kid in a candy store on the sideline team on except for when Teddy Bridgewater stupidly took that last sack sixteen yard loss all all you gotTa do is throw a football away you still a position to kick a field goal to seal the deal as just a dumb play. I like Teddy Bridgewater but what a idiotic plan is part but drew breeze my man drew brees. Hey can't wait till he gets back and Teddy Bridgewater holding it down until then give love we love is due to the New Orleans as their defense stepped up led by Marshon lattimore and him being on lock and key on Amari Cooper. That's a big deal and the interesting part about it. He talked about being in meeting to be a lockdown defender to some degree. Let's keep this in mind. What are the things that makes Stefan Gilmore arguably the best quarterback in football? Oh so potent so surreal is that bill belichick simplify things for over a year and a half ago and just put him on Mike Evans Tampa during the game and put my governors on lock and key and they realized that's what it is for him. He's the lockdown corner that's what he's capable of. Bring it to you and so as a result that just makes the new patriots that much more formidable and we gotta pay attention to that because right now new England number two against the raw number two against past number one in points and yards allowed as a defense in the National Football League the New England Patriots to no joke defense a tough go of yesterday against Buffalo because Buffalo's front seven is no joke Murphy Lula. I'll Oliver Hughes Alexander Adamant Milano these words I mean there are no joke. Both Lawson also special man defensively give credit credit is due kidding kidding nor so we'll see what happens is the season of foles with them Kansas City in Detroit coming down thrilla Patrick Mahomes didn't have his best day handle this business when it can. That's why he's great. Jacksonville wouldn't get another game. Three Denver can't ignore that Houston Losing Carolina the Shawn Watson out their practice it afterwards words because he knows he could have done myst- full of when he was wide open Mr couple of open his taste to work on somehow some way we don't talk about Bill Bill O'Brien what what he does it do in terms of getting those watch it offensive line. I mean my God the do the franchise Calva quarterback if it wasn't for Patrick Mahomes we'd be you talking about the show Watson more brothers study can protect Cam. They were doing every time I turn around you got people looking like a bunch of parameters coming after the water because not protected. That's why he'll stay you. We'll have a problem speaking problems. I like to be on a record state of Cam. Newton has one Cam Newton with showed injury last year. Come back this year. Complete leap fifty six percent of his passes certainly not good thrown with the degree of accuracy he was throwing under the stewardship of no upturn as is off as coordinated last season the first eight to ten games last season when he completed sixty seven percent of his passes at the Time Cam Newton has sat out the last couple of games in that span call Allen has filled in both games I against Arizona no big deal but then yesterday gets used to a very big deal. Colorado is completely one percents of his passes still four touchdowns not a single inception and they're winning. I got news for you. This foregone conclusion there Cam Newton and his you're starting quarterback for the Carolina independence. I don't know how people can say that because I got news for you if the Carolina paths within the next few games if they win the next few games my attitude is how do you play him or if you play him. How do you not have a quick hook if he's not producing if he's turning over football or if he's not running effectively and he's not passing with the accuracy you need to pass to how do you stick with Kale clearly as playing better without them? How do you do it now? I'm not a column by any stretch of the imagination is in camps class because we know what a Stud Athlete Cam is how he can roll with the football. How you can move to change hi- makes things happen? We understand that but if you win it will call Allen and you will lose them with Cam and Cam comes back and you just give him the nod and you lose again. What do what are you? I'm just saying Oh by the way let me be the address this. I think the rams lost to the Tampa Bay buccaneers yesterday was more about the rams and how horrific their defense look just pathetic. NFC champions looking like that with the best defensive playing football and Aaron Donald. I mean how's that possible but they did look bad. Give it a fifty five points but I will say this Tampa Bay Bruce boost areas deserves especially somebody like me which Max was quick to remind me of today on I take my my television masculine and Molly Kerim on ESPN every week they wanted from ten. Am To noon eastern eastern standard time seven to nine am Pacific if recall areas new head coach for the Tampa Bay buccaneers season while he's the new head coach for the Tampa Bay buccaneers let us remember also that he has to African Americans as coordinator Todd Bowles head coach for the New York jets now his defense coordinator in Tampa and then of course does buyer left which WHO's in office coordinator. Jameis Winston has looked a hell of a lot better with buyer left. which did he ever looked with Dirk cutters as head coach who was offense coordinator? Let me tell you something. He looks a Helluva lot better James Winston right now it would be affair. They were going to be fair and we're going to be honest because you know me. I'm not sold. OJ Ms Winston inconsistency and the fact that he's religiously the third of four the best quarterback in his division. I think speaks volumes bolaise Gemini and beating Carolina two weeks ago he was sixty four percent of his passes in and beating the rams yesterday he completed sixty eight percent of his passes not bad not bad as needed we say eight say espn using largest Stephen Espn radio ESPN news. Let's let's go to Jamal you lava Stephen. They talked to even what's up allgood big fan big fan of yours. I'm a huge huge tabloid. Thank you but I'm not one of those cowboys fans that say oh. What are we going next year? I'm to the point I'm day. They stuck up the joint last night. The office did now mind you. What what do they need to take them to? The Super Bowl for as I know I mean Jason Garrett is is like he's. He's just not that I think they need and also now how hot is the back to operate when is not having when in reality it is. I think that I don't think they yesterday was a good day for Dak Prescott and the reason why feel that way is because Ezekiel Ezekiel Elliott only had thirty five yards rushing on eighteen carries. That's one point nine yards per carry. It's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things it's just one game and it shouldn't take away from somehow Dak has looked all season long but the flip side to it is that what was your schedule you play the giants the Redskins and the dolphins you really didn't have any competition until last tonight and then you win against them and you can only muster ten points why because Ezekiel Elliott wasn't running the football which is going to give folks caused a pause and they're going to say see what is their offense without Ezekiel Elliott and as a result that's going to diminish Dak Prescott value in some people's eyes potentially Jerry and Steven Jones is is it says that wants to set the market being the highest paid quarterback in football. How is it that you're gonNA make that argument after performance like yesterday what if those conduct performances continue these are the kind of things that we have to worry about for Dak Prescott? I don't think it's fair because I think he diverse deserves to be treated better than that to. Tom Pro bowl two division champion. has never missed a game model citizen leader and his growth his growth Grossberg continues to shine. I don't see the problem but that doesn't mean that Jerry Jones and Steven Jones won't capitalize off a struggles like yesterday particularly cularly if they continue. That's my surf that Preska okay one more thing you think by Gallup not being there last night. It made a difference yeah. You can make that argument particularly with lattimore having Amari Cooper Somewhat Alaka key remember. He don't have his extension either but in the end you're supposed to figure it out at the end of the today. We're going to see most is not that Gal wasn't there. We're going to see that Ezekiel Elliott did it run football effectively and because he didn't football effectively suddenly throw the football effectively the connection is going to be made whether fair or unfair that's my problem with it I gotta run appreciate the call and eight say espn. It's edited seven to nine three seven seven six more of your calls in a minute. Don't touch that dial this the Stephen Smith show ESPN radio ESPN news guess what you're in the middle of a Stephen with show podcast cast David Show is coming to you live from above the Hannigan riddick seventeen back to the phones we go. Let's go to Michael. You'll live with Stephen a real quick Michael. Go ahead Steve Lamb call from North Carolina like an hour from Winston Salem state man right. Thank you go ahead. I just two things first real quick. I just WanNa thank you for what you stand for and how you represent yourself I you stand on issues or you know the black people are supposed to carry out sales. I love you man. I and I just don't change Bro Thang black on that but listen. I won't get into my favorite because I was born in born in Atlanta. I mean fan base of worship Chris in Buffalo Bills. Four Straight Super Bowl lost his man. I don't like I don't know what's going on. Dirt cutter needs to be fired. One cray Matt Ryan for Shawn Watson is they all of us get burnt everything they I mean. We could get Jalen Ramsey but I feel like there's more low. What Dan Quinn's defence is doing yeah? I just ran a bad thought. Oh man it. It sucks. Here's the problem is a problem. I'm GonNa tell you right now. I think that Dan Quinn is really really the problem. Do you know why might so you say that. He's your head coach plus. He's handling your defense Seattle's defense. He handled it properly. I'm just saying but that but that but that was before now you the twenty I rank defense in the national football league right eighteenth against the rush nineteenth against the past. You gotta pass an attack. That's top two got twenty six ranked offense because you don't have any kind of running game and then when you look at it I mean it'd be one in three to lose to Minnesota. I mean they got blown out to open the season. He's getting lost a nail biter the indy and then you get shellacked by Tennessee yesterday. These are good teams. Don't get me wrong but Atlanta was clearly supposed to be better with. Julio was to new where Ridley Would Ryan. There is no excuse for them the B. This part it's inexcusable it at eight thirty eight years been edited seven to nine three seven seven six hour number two of

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"This is this even a Smith show podcast. Welcome to our number two. Stephen a Smith show here with you over the airwaves of ESPN radio and ESPN news towards the fifty plus markets across the United States of America. Check AM down nearest you, plus ESPN radio on Sirius XM channel eighty plus ESPN radio tomcats cast over the live national television airwaves of ESPN news. The Stephen Smith show is being brought to you by my computer career that EDU training for a better life. It is my honor and privilege to have my next guest on the line with me right now, not only is my colleague here at ESPN NBA analysts extraordinaire, the ESPN and ABC former star in New York City in highschool former star at Saint John's university former starting NBA play with the Indiana Pacers coach to Golden State Warriors, eccentric such. Doing a great job on the NBA. My man the one of the only Mark Jackson on allow with your truly right now. What's going on? Mark. How're you meant. Man. Thanks for having me. Absolutely listened before. I even get to the NBA talk. I wanted to know your thoughts. Because obviously, you're from Queens, New York you played at Saint John's university used sore and read about the recent struggles them ultimately finding a successor to Chris Mullin who step down your former teammate who stepped down as head coach of the Saint John's red storm. And now they've got Mike Anderson in their new coach your thoughts real quick about that for a second. What are your thoughts about your your alma mater? Chris Mullin, go the greatest play in school history authority to you know, obviously the way closed out that very good job of bringing back the team to relevancy making it to the NCAA tournament. Looking like the future was going to be headed in the right direction. But I'm glad he did what was best for him. He's a brother for life, proclaiming, his family and Mike Anderson. I don't know him personally even got a chance to talk them a couple of days though, for the first time seem like a great guy. I watch his press conference lot of energy enthusiasm. So I'm looking forward to big things in obviously, I'm going to be a Saint John's guy today I'd done. What do you think so happen with Chris Bali things ended up back in NBA circles? I'm not sure he's a guy. That's proven. He's all famous the class act. He's a guy that works. Extremely hard. I witnessed it firsthand. It's a play a dream to become a pro. I wish him nothing, but the best, and I'm sure, you know, he's been succeeding as Taya life. I'm sure it's gonna work out whatever he decides. Magi right here. It was Stephen ESPN radio years. Let's get right to this. Because you were in LA yesterday covering the Golden State Warriors in a loss Angeles, Clippers what did you see? Or did you see anything from the Golden State Warriors and this series that should give us all cause for concern as it pertains to whether or not they're going to be able to three peat when you consider the fact that if they handed their business like we assume they will and beat the clippers and rockets do what they're doing against jazz that they will be playing the rockets next any cost one elevated level of concern. Now compared to what we saw from Houston Golden State lash in a Western Conference finals. I don't think I seen anything when this anything from the warriors aspect that would give me concern other than the fact that they admitted -ly gave a game away which allow them to wake up and turn it on. You can do that against teams that your superior to. So I would say I was nit-pick. The one concern. I would have is if you do that against the Houston Rockets in next round, it could spell trouble with this team that dockers alluded to the fact how great they ought defensively. And I don't think people give them enough credit for that. And the other thing is that competitive spirit, collectively, you guys know went to get after it. They respond to adversity. I would be I look at what the Houston Rockets doing and that would raise my level of concern. They're great basketball team that is tied together. Defensively. Chris Ball is healthy and James on plan on a whole different level. Offense of. Mark Jackson, the Houston Rockets better this year than he will last year. Yes. Which is crazy to say because early on they certainly didn't look like it, but infanticide to them. It health had something to do with it. They did a great job of acquiring guys that that they could trust coming off the bench. I thought I think Austin rivers is a guy that has toughness so very good defendant. That can score the basketball and take price off of Chris, Paul and Jane. Hi there times that they're healthy and whole, and I think lashes experience only makes you better when you have playing experience. So I I would say that better even though they didn't look like earlier, but they healthy. If that's the case, then why do you still sound so confident when it comes to the warriors does that mean, you believe the warriors are better as well, or they're just a champions that have to be knocked off. And you'll have to see it to believe it that it could happen. Yeah. I think that's it that a champions that have to be not you have to see it to believe I'm not going to sit here and say that that they're better than than last year. They were tied together. They were healthy you miss out with DeMarcus cousins and everybody knew that they were going to be a better basketball team when you had a top five center league when healthy and all but missing him can't make them better. You know, Android is giving them much-needed doubt that the Senate position his high Q -bility that protect the rim. Split action is ability to pass the basketball as a weapon that they haven't had other than the Marcus cousins in the Milan lineup. But this is a team that that has incredible toughness and. Incredible competitive spirit, and obviously three guys that can shoot the basketball as well. As anybody we've seen in history this game. Module. One of the things that I wanted to ask you about we look Draymond green. For example. We look at him on the go to State Warriors. And I'm sure you will fully aware. I don't know. I don't recall whether or not you were doing the game that night but during the season when he got into it with Kevin Durant right on the bench the visiting bench when they played the clippers a lot of people looked at that. And they said, you know, what that's spells the beginning of the end of the warriors, as we know it did you get that impression watching that. And do you have the impression now that they're well beyond that? And this is just a well old machine. That's been waiting all year for this moment to play these games. They're really really matter. I don't think they will beyond it. And that's with respect to them. They're still going on. It was going on and bitterly by them last year. But we underestimate the competitive drive their commitment to winning and leaving on the floor for some reason, they have at being a put aside all the garbage. All the mess. All the, you know, frustration when they get between those lines and play for one another. That's what they have that special. Everybody goes through it. Everybody has issues. Everybody's upset with a teammate every now, and then, but they have the ability to throw it away and compete at an incredibly high level. And then when it's on with whatever they have it still lingers and Kevin Durant. And and and Klay Thompson there byles make a decision one. When free agency comes. So it's not like, they don't have it. But they have the ability to step on the floor, ignore it and be great in spite of it. Last question on a warriors. Do you think they should stay together? Do you think they will stay together as presently constructed? I think you you you have created for reason, I do not think his team will be together next year. I don't think that the fun is as much as it's been in the past. So I think they will be a different look and team next year. And I think Kevin Durant is is a guy that holds the key. And then when it comes down to free agency, if you're the golden say war is you do not mess with Klay Thompson as soon as possible twelve oh one, and I mean, not one minute. But one second you put an awful a max deal on the table for Klay Thompson because he is absolutely essential to your success. And and and what he's done put a franchise from day one. But Kevin Durant outside of that is going to be key. A Mark and Mike crazy and believe in Klay Thompson should be their top priority. Because keeping a splash brothers together should be more important than keeping a play. And Kevin Durant who is obviously one of the top three play on a planet earth on your team. I actually think keeping Steph Eclair together is more important than anything. Specifically for the circumstances. Goes they warriors. I'm not gonna go you crazy. What I will say is that both of those are correct. You have to make because Klay Thompson takes with all respect what he does defensively against elite point guards where you can put him on them have size and length and ability contest shots and disrupt them his his game plan disciplined. Defensively is one of the main reasons if not the reason that they're champions and considered a dynasty and Kevin Durant. You let's just say the second best player in the world climate shots to be the best player in the world. You have to make sure you have them also. So if you're the warriors you had a luxury to be able to do both and make sure you're able to do it. Mark Jackson right here with Steven ESPN radio. ESPN news. Mock let me transition to Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City. What are you seeing from him? What are you seeing from them right now, they're down three one to Portland, I'm seeing Damian Lillard coming out party. I'm seeing him proven. And he's a he's a star in this league. That deserves far more respect that he has been given. And I'm seeing a guy in Russell Westbrook that I it it. You know, he's he's obviously mccarroll he's great as a talent. But in the same breath. Can he lead this team? If he loses the series, it'll be the third straight year says Kevin Durant left. He's going home in the first round. How should we be looking at Russell Westbrook right now. Is disappointing. What not just Russell west? But what the undo what they're doing again the travel as a lot of credit? They would've three seat back back as for reason extremely well. Coach they have great leadership. They have outstanding backoffice as good as anybody that they face, and that's what all the respect the Korean Thompson who is the best. But I'm Lou it and McCollum I feel like I can outplay them a week outplay them in a seven game series that being said Russell Westbrook and the thunder have to be more disciplined as a team individually and collectively that's always been the concern not being disciplined offensively defensively. Because when you get to the playoffs is a price that pay when you're not disciplined, they haven't been disciplined, and they find themselves in a three one whole because of it. They've got to be better. And it starts with their best players, meaning Westbrook and Paul George. Off the court. Do you as a former coach in the league as a present analyst of the league? Do you have or take any issue, or do you think we should with Russell Westbrook? And there's no comment or next questions. You know, when it comes to report, whether it's a particular reporter on anybody just to overall persona that he walks around carrying these days. I don't have a problem with this persona. But I do have a problem with the next question mines, if you did it once is cute, and you're making only to the reporter, we've all been there, but you cannot allow that to take place, and I and I point to leadership, whether it's Oklahoma City leadership GM ownership coaching players are it's NBA leadership. It's gotta somebody's got to put a stop to it. And let them know that you cannot do that. Because this is the reason why I saw this region while able make thirty five forty million dollars a year you have to. Be true and be professional as part of the job. I understand like I said being frustrated one night and not answering the question and making the point if a guy did something thirty crime me disrespectful other than that. You have a responsibility to answer the questions, and so Mike appro you can be short and precise to to somebody that you're not cool with or somebody. That's trying to tack your kill you. We can do that as ways to do that. But next question all this time later is not how we do it in this league and professional, and I can't cosign as much as I love Russell Westbrook. Transitioning from Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City thunder and Portland to Denver and San Antonio this series is not that to to. I'm at a struggle trying to decide where I give San Antonio all the credit in the world. Because of how they've looked are considering that not much was expected from them as a seventeen or do we look at the Denver Nuggets and say this is a young team that was down one oh tied series down to one the tied to series. And look at these young guys say they're bigger threat than we thought they were how's it? We look at this series. We're going in surprisingly pick San Antonio to win the series. I think both teams are extremely well coach. I think Denver has done outstanding job all season long and the season to two the problem with Denver in my opinion. Why and Tonio is when you come down to play basketball, you need a guy that I could throw the ball to forget about what's on the on the clipboard, and he's gonna make a play either form sell of others. I wasn't sure that the Denver Nuggets. Have that? Guy when they won the game that guy's shown up whether it then tomorrow Murray, whether it's been the joker they've shown up and made plays when they've lost. They've been thoroughly outplayed I still pick San Antonio like give Denver a lot of credit for going into San Antonio and winning. Now, the problem is you don't wanna relax because the San Antonio Spurs are more than capable to coming into your building. They proven it and win a game. It's going to be a great series. I think is is far from over. Mogg AXA, let's transition to the Eastern Conference because obviously this is more intriguing than it has been in recent memory with Milwaukee the number one seed in the entire NBA looking away. They've looked which Araj on Kowal Leonard putting on the show with kyri Irvine and the boys in Boston reminding us, they're not going anywhere. And with Philadelphia handle their business would would, you know, questionably healthy Joel and being would have you peeled away from the Eastern Conference. And watching these players what's the number. One thing you've been watching for Wilma Walker has been great, and I don't want to run away and say they're clearly the best team because they have a team on the opposite side of the floor. That's cooperating Detroit is in over their head. But the Milwaukee book have looked like a complete basketball team. And you imagine getting brogden back and what he does to the death to the toughness the shooting ability to the competitive spirit. They're different basketball team. Toronto looks good quiet. Linnet looks incredible. I thought he was tackler last night. And you look at the Celtics what veteran teams do is get rid of the opposition as quick as possible. They certainly did that that healthy other Marcus smart. I think they're doing a better job of accepting their roles and playing going. Hey, would is playing much better which you alluded to earlier today if the difference when all of a sudden, I'm putting you in because you have the ability to take over games and be one of the best players as opposed. I'm putting you in because you know, my guy would it can be perceived as the rest of the team they're playing great basketball clicking on all cylinders right now with Philadelphia. So you said go ahead. I'm sorry. Now, I'm saying still you agreed. With me what I said earlier in the year when I talked about coordinate with clearly wasn't ready. And I think Danny agent Brad Stevens made a huge mistake in inserting him immediately into the starting lineup start of the season. Because I think they're fragmented team to some degree, and it just getting it back together that your take. I totally agree. I understand what Brad Stevens. Brad Stevens did in inserting him into the Donna. But I also understand the impact it had throughout that lineup. If I'm Jaylen Brown, a Jason Tatum. I'm sitting there on Marcus motto Webb. I'm sitting there thinking off Terry Roseanne, I'm thinking I'm better than this do and rightfully so those guys were better early on in the season. Now today right now, that's a different story. Because Gordon Hayward looks healthy and whole and playing much better. But he struggled early on. And there was no reason to put him in lineup. So I understand from Brad Stevens standpoint why he did it looking plan along play as opposed to the short way. But also understand being a former player the frustration, and how it can drain your spirit watching a guy that doesn't deserve to be playing over you playing over you because you're not thinking well in in in April May June. You know, put us in a better position your thinking. I'm getting jerked right now. When you looking at the top four teams in the east Toronto, Philadelphia, Milwaukee Boston and give me your top four players and in what order you want the ball in their hands in the last three minutes of a game. Because I think that's what the east is gonna come down to Jags. As a great question. And it's a tough question. I would say number one without question, and it may be a shock to some. And maybe not others would be Kyra Evan the reason why because I need a guy and I can put the ball in his hand. And he's proven to not be afraid of the lights not today. But when they get brightest car-o-van has made one of the all time great shots and plays in issue this game when it mattered most. We notice shot him talking about some going with him and his ability isolation. Get his own shot make plays shoot the basketball is complete package on the offense event. I would probably in my second pick. This is crazy. I'd go at quiet Linnet because ability to get range get is spot. Elevate you strength again finals MVP. So I would go with him. The third guy would go it obviously would be the Greek free. And to the things he does offensively the way you cannot contain him one on one is strength. If is not the only concern is Billy to shoot. But he gets paid spots webby once on the floor. He puts pressure on your defense. So he would be the third guy. And in the fourth guy would be Joel Embiid. But I don't I don't like how they don't take advantage of the match up that they should you look at the game. They just want against the Mets it turned. When Jared Dudley goes out of the game can be Butler goes out of the game. And all of a sudden they force feed. Joel Embiid you have to have the mentality. Now, making sure I'm putting my best player in the. The best position to take over the series. And that's what they did. You got angry you posted up demand a double teams made plate if they didn't double took advantage and scored so he's the guy that's complete package on the offense of and I don't shoot three. But there has to be a steady diet of posting in him up saying, basically, you can't got him. There's nothing you can do about it. Couple more questions while you get on outta here. Mark Jackson number one you enjoying your job. There's no question about it. I'm not enjoying the fact that you're still not being interviewed as a head coaching candidate in for an NBA team. Is that on your mind at all, do you even think about it or you so happy at your job? It doesn't matter was a situation where these days with remembers trust and faith with martyred mind. I look forward to one day coaching in the NBA or coaching again. I really embrace it. I enjoyed it. It was a time my life. I'm totally at peace with the platform that ESPN ABC has given me. I'm having a time my life working with Japan Gundy, migraine those guys incredible. But I look at the coach in one day, and I'm not frustrated because somebody will pull the trigger and make the right decision and decided I should be the next head coach. I'm totally at peace. I am I'm excited about what the future hole, but I trust God. And know that that that. All work out. But more, but as a coach, do you have a preference, and I don't mean that I'm not gonna put you on the spot about a team. That's not where I'm going. I'm saying some guys, you know, you get these teams you gotta rebuild it from scratch, which is what you did in Golden State. Okay. And they do it that way. Other guys get to inherited team would a superstar at least one of them already on the squad. And they go from there. What kind of situation is ideal for Mark Jackson to coach against some day? Ideal that just be in a suit and tie inspiring guys put him in position to win. I don't I don't think I would I would minimize myself to a guy that is a guy that would take a team and build something and minimize myself to that if you give me a team that's already ready to win where we're gonna win. And if you have to build it, well, we'll build it. And then ultimately win I don't I just need opportunity. And and it's proven that it will take place. I was I was given opportunity. I capitalized on it. I enjoyed it. And Iran is cost I'm excited and look forward to the next opportunity. But it it doesn't matter. Either way we've seen great coaches respond in both situations. My last question the U involves Draymond green play at you draft. It has a lot of love for you still expresses a lot of love for you. I'm interested in knowing what you think the future holds for him. Because anytime we talk about change that ultimately may come Golden State. His name comes up. Obviously, he saw were Rich Paul and clutch sports. That's who's representing him. Now, the belief is is that alternate -ly. He's going to be in line to get some money. If now from golden stadium in somewhere else, what is the ideal situation for Draymond green? What is it about him that we're missing that? We don't appreciate enough because clearly Steph Klay or Kevin Durant. With all due respect. He's not those guys. But part of what makes them great is the understands that any understands how he's going to be able to impact the game and put his team in position to win. He's an incredible leader. He's an incredible competitor. He has an incredible mind for the game as I was off the charts. And if I'm during my green, but I'd point to is don't worry about it. He's gonna get his money and he's gonna continue to play great. Whether it's in go, the state or somewhere else, go back to when you was drafted when you had you had a piece of paper in front of you. That said either sign a believe at three a deal for you. You've been on yourself. You're winning right now. Nobody's gonna put a piece of paper on in front of you and say, well, maybe you could sign up. Maybe we like maybe you could play maybe you could be impactful guy. It's proven. So the pressures all now continue to enjoy yourself continue to impact games and continue to be great. But he's a guy that that if they don't have Golden State. They're not where they are. He's he's a valuable piece to the puzzle and what he brings especially at middle. So when he's in the best shape he could possibly be. I thought he struggled early on because physically wasn't conditioned part of that was due to help part of it because he was overweight, but he's a great guy when he buys in and Lockton, he just disrupts everything the opposition attempts to do. Mark Jackson pushy at your time. As always buddy, I'll see you down the road during the playoffs, man. You'll see me. Thanks a lot. Keep up all some work. All right, man. The one and only Mark Jackson colleague here ESPN and the analysts extraordinaire, the NBA on ESPN ABC my buddy, the one and only Mark Jackson. He was even a ESPN radio ESPN news. Edited say ESPN is always the number to call up. That's eight seven to nine three seven seven six back to your calls and more in a minute on anything that Mark Jackson had to say about these players on the Kate Smith situation going on in Philadelphia in beyond and then some stick around on touch the dollar Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news, by the way when you're hiring. 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Because Stevie Lubbock kids, he should us. He showed us get back to the phones. Edit eight say ESPN, let's go to Dan, you lobby. Stephen what's up, Dan? How are you? Oh before winter to west. I would take the somethings to come out of the east L. I would take the Celtics wise. What do you think? While I was with the Celtics all season long. I haven't jumped off the bandwagon. But I will tell you. They've made me nervous because Milwaukee is incredibly formidable as well as Toronto most people would tell you that Toronto Milwaukee two best teams in Eastern Conference this year. But you can't discount Boston. Because you know, how talented they are because they're so talented. You simply can't ignore it. And what you have to do is look at the Boston Celtics, particularly the way they shot the ball against Indiana in the first round, Kyrie Irving shoe, forty two percent from three point range. Okay. Jalen brown. Same number forty two point nine percent from three point range. Gordon hayward? Forty four percent Jason Tatum. Fifty three percent Marcus Moore's of forty or thirty five percent, rather. So they hitting threes. And I believe if the boss is hitting threes, they can beat anybody because I think that ultimately parameters shooting will propel Boston being every game for the last three minutes. And then when you give the ball the kyri, and I think of career has the. Ball and those last few minutes special things happen. That's just my belief. Pre shaped the call. Let's go to Iraq alive. Stephen. Talk about Stephen. Remind every I just like to remind everybody of an old old saying, it might be appropriate these days and that saying is for those who forget the past. They are destined to repeat it. And I'd like to know everybody knows where that saying came from. Well, I don't know if everybody can answer that because you ain't talking to everybody. So go ahead and tell everybody where it came from that that saying was over a real famous or infamous man named Jim Jones from the Jonestown massacre and another thing came out adult. These people were the ones who drank the Kool aid, I understand how people get offended by the past and buy things that great people are not so great people didn't have passed. But if you want to a raise the past, and you're running the risk of repeating again in the future reason why we let things happen. There is a constant reminder of just how bad things were back then so that we don't remember shit. Shit mass your question. Let me ask you this question. It's one thing to remember and reflect on the past. But isn't that different than celebrating? It. Celebrating it. Yes. Celebrate. Because I I think that's what you have. I think that's what people have a problem with. It's not like people don't wanna know about Kate Smith and don't wanna know what she did or anything like that. It's the notion that it warrants us a celebration, you know, that the flyers were treated in such deified manner. Erecting a statue of our outside, you know, in Philadelphia, you know, stuff like that. I think that's what people are talking about. Which is why flies removed a statue of from outside. They read them. People. Celebrate it also says a lot about the people who are celebrating it. And also could be a learning experience to look at who celebrating those ideals learn from that and then recognize it in the future if those ideal surface again. Okay. All right. I understand how Bridget caller. Thank you so much. Let's go to Freddie, you live. Stephen what's up, Freddie? Hey, what's going doing? My man. I'm all right. Go ahead, bro. Okay. Yeah. What's about the war is right for us. Kevin durant? If he leave. And the worst care like another championship. I'll be satisfied, you know. It's like it's like you being with a girl. Right. As y'all paying for a while she decided to leave fly. Okay. Go ahead. I'm happy. You know? Well, first of all, you're lying. That's a horrible analogy. Because if you have a relationship speaking as a man, if you have a relationship with a woman, and she is making you happy, you don't feel like it's all right? If she leaves there's a whole bunch of broken hearts walk at around in this world out here on excuse me by men and women because why would you Hoppy broke it if you aren't happy if you want happy and you depart from somebody. Why would you be why would you not be okay, you're happy because guess what you wanna happy anyway when you win up, but if you were ecstatic when you were with them if you were in bliss when you were with them have you win love when you were with them and happy. Hell, no. You don't want that to end. That's the kind of stuff. I mean that the world is filled with individuals who passed away or relegated themselves to a life of misery due to a broken heart. Now. Yeah. I got you. Yeah. I got you in the also last point k Smith seemed like I'm gonna try Gill your boy, we'll get we'll K feel like he always trying to make an excuse for the racist behavior. Okay. Well, you can say that. I don't do it that way. It depends on their times when willing I, but it heads because I've I've gotten the impression on about a particular instance in question, but for the most part, I don't find that to be the case with him. A and b and more importantly, listen. Why are we worried about the message? What about the message? The man asked a question. Why don't you give me an answer? That, Freddie, if you want Kate Smith statue removed, and you don't want her rendition of God bless America play day games. What do you do with the George Washington's and a bit Franklin who were slave owners? What do you do about Lyndon B Johnson who used the N word all the time and used it in talking about Thurgood Marshall as the first black that was going to be put on this appre court. What do you do if you wanna or radical history? Oh, admit yourself from history in that regard as it pertains to the Kate Smith of the world. What about others who ask? What do you do about all the others who engaged in in heinous racist rhetoric and beyond who have been celebrated in American history? What do you do with them? How about answering that question instead of tacking the messenger less focus on a message? Okay. Look that wasn't the question. Right. Request. Is was the by case Smith now when the questions come that was my question that was that was that was my question when I asked at the beginning of the show, I specifically asked that question beginning to show. That's what I thought she was calling about. Okay. Yeah. But I mean, all all of it was wrong. Right. I mean, that's my opinion piece. All it was take care of. Okay. All right. You do the same. No problem. Take it easy. Edited say ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven six back with your calls to close out the show in a minute. You listen live to Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news, by the way. Golick and wingo on the road presented by progressive insurance. We'll be live this Thursday and Friday from Nashville Tennessee for the NFL draft commercial insurance through progressive. Protect your business, drain. Choose from over thirty coverage options at progressive commercial dot com. Guess what you're in the middle of a Stephen Smith show podcast. Dammit. If you missed any of today's show, go check it out on demand in the Stephen Smith podcast. Brought to you by the Capital One save cod. Four percent cashback on dining entertainment, two percent at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Hey, hey, what's in your wallet? Let's go to Tyler allow Stephen a real quick. Hello. Title to get on this fall right now. Speaking. Oh, God, you're bad. Man. I'm I used to be a soldier in the most house represented United States army and the way I feel about this. You know, what with all the the the the remarks that we've been made or whatever she may have said, I really didn't seem to hear what she said. But you know, as consequences and repercussions for everything that that everybody does and we need to be accountable for them. And we need to stand accountable for the actions that we that we make in in the choices that we make now she choose to make that comment or whatever she it may say, and they're like I said, I appreciate the call. But I'm going to interrupt you for the moment. Call back tomorrow when you're little more informed about it because he's singing a rendition, God bless America. She had racist lyrics and songs dating back to the nineteen thirties. It wasn't anything that she particularly said, it was an amusing. But we'll talk about that later date. I appreciate the call. Tyler. Thank you so much Brody real quick, you live even go ahead. Once even wanted to touch on the go ahead. Go ahead. I feel like when you look at when we'll try to con contextualized how to address case Mr. -tuation from a place of standard. When you look at the other sort of historical people at our society who have you know, really perpetuated this oppression. I feel like you can't really look at it from a standard of well, we didn't really revoke anything that anyone else has done that has been, you know, oppressive. Why this person I think we have to start somewhere, right? Because you know in order to really start to move the needle in social Justice. We start to make precedence for the wrongdoing that people do society. What do you say to that? I got you. I got you that makes free shared the call. That makes sense makes sense. Thank you for the call. Chris you lava Stephen et good meat and yesterday, buddy. Go ahead. Real quick. You only got a minute. Go ahead. Yes. Yes. Sorry meetings. Well, Stephen real quick. I don't like what I'm saying. For for most of west book. Daimler I feel like St. may personally just from on looking at. I don't think he's accepting Lillard challenge. And it's even I'm gonna live right here. I think that Houston will not be Golden State. Biggest threat, I believe it'd be Portland. I think pointless length is much more little bother go to state much more than what Houston were present. 'cause you look at Houston's frontline the PDA Tucker. And I'm sorry. And you have obviously Chris Paul James harden. Those guys aren't gonna bother go to state like Linda, Portland. Raid Clint kit Farid Clint Clint cappella. Yep. Go ahead. Yes, sir. Yes, are so I think that Portland the way Lillard and a plane right now, I think they pulled the biggest threat in the west against go to state read their Houston. Does. I don't think Jane the way James in. James harden plays is not sustainable to go to stay four times. I know I'm running out of time want to get that out there. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. I'm not sure about that. I just think that Houston his the biggest threat, I think that hard under the juggernaut I think Chris Paul's floor generalship comes in handy, particularly against Golden State. He elevates his play to another level. And I think what Chris Paul on that roster with James harden. I definitely think that Houston's more formidable than the Portland, but I'm not gonna sleep on on Lillard and CJ McCollum. 'cause when they're making shots all bets are off. I'll be back at twenty two hours to tell them pizza love everybody. Just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen A swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on ESPN radio and the ESPN app.

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There are things he could have done better. They're better decisions that he's could've made throughout his career, although he's established himself as one of the best in the game today. No question. But when I witnessed what happened with the New York Jets yesterday, we'll Mike maccagnan and one of his subordinates were relieved that their duties by Charles Johnson. Or the New York Jets and Adam gays. Not only remained as the head coach. But now he's the interim GM until they father GM. I gotta confess y'all. I'm absolutely appalled. Laser gentleman. What did Adam gates do to deserve the nets of the jets head coaching job? He coached three years in Miami. Three years of Miami, one year, the first, she went to the playoffs the next two years. He missed what the hell did he do to deserve to be the interim GM to have even more responsibilities? He gets the New York Jets job. He disagrees with the money. According to Levy on bell. I understand all the cap implications and salary cap implications. Don't call me up here talking about that because I understand it. I get it. What I'm challenging. Everybody is to dig a little deeper than that. You just got the head coaching job with the New York Jets. Who the hell a you to come in? They're talking about you need X, Y Z in order to win you apply for the job. You wanted the job. You will booted out of Miami. What did you do? What did you accomplish? See. This is why the jets the jets, this is why the New England Patriots dominated. And if the AFC east. The jets buffalo, Miami doesn't matter decisions even on route for Miami. Some changes that took place there. And I'm rooting for him. But let me tell you something. I'm disgusted with the New York Jets. Listen, you want to get rid of mcalinden, get rid of him when you got rid of topples clean house. I understand. But how did you get rid of Todd Bowles? You keep McCallion you let him go through another draft for you. And then after you do all of that. Now, you going let him go and elevate Adam gates of all people. Adam gays, hasn't even had a chance to pass gas, as a member of the New York Jets. But now he wanted things why the hell I happen, what did he do to deserve that? And I'm starting to get very, very uncomfortable with stuff that I'm seeing. And I'm going to go here because, dammit, I feel like it. And I know let me preface my comments. I know these are just football decisions. They have nothing to do. Nobody's looking at some candidate. And they're saying, well you know, you're black, I don't want you. You're white, I do want you. I'm not accusing anybody of that. That's not where I'm going. That's not what I'm thinking what I'm trying to do. Is give a voice to the voiceless for those from minority communities to those who are not from Norwich communities to highlight the discrepancy to show you even though that may not have been a motivational factor behind the decision. Please understand. That when those decisions occur even though the not based on race people from disenfranchised communities, people in the minority community, says that doesn't happen for us, you can't do the job to Adam gays did in Miami. And have this going on with you for the New York Jets? If you were a black person. You missed the playoffs two years in a row to your three years. There was really nothing ultra impressive that you, did you get the head coaching job in New York, you come and have a press conference. And although I'm not a cuting him of being anything. I'm just teasing him for Cicely the way his eyes were looking in that press conference. He looked high. Somebody's got to say it, I'm gonna say he looked. He looked Zude. He looked like he was pup pup in passing about ten minutes before that press conference. That's how Adam gates looked. And now we hear that he's the interim GM they, he had something to do with the jets decision to get rid of Mike McCallion, really, really. That he heated a want that money invested in the levian bell. Well, let's look at the money invest in the levian bell fifty two and a half million dollars. Incentive that could raise it to sixty one million dollars twenty five million a guarantee money. My whole point y'all. Is this any other time we look at the guarantee? So let's look at the guarantee, now, forget, the sixty one million forget fifty two and a half million Levy Bellany worth twenty five million dollars. Levian bell eight worth twenty five million dollars. Even though he sat out last year. Even though you don't have a definitive number one receiver even though you got a second year quarterback that needs requisite weapons not just out of the backfield. But as a dual threat as well Levy on belly worth twenty five million dollars guaranteed money. Then we hear the Adam gates not only had a problem with that probably had a problem with CJ Moseley getting about forty three million guaranteed when a just picked him up from the ravens. I got it. I'm not even saying I disagree with the position. I'm saying who the hell is Adam gays to be able to usurp anybody's authority and be able to make those kinds of shifts what the hell is going on here. What the hell is going on and just yesterday. We were hearing about the jets and GM prospects. And we heard the name of some guy day. What does it Nuno Daniel, Jeremiah? From the NFL network. I think that's his name was that his name. Let me tell you something. I've seen them on TV. He's done a pretty damn good job and form knowledgeable, good presence on television. Same thing. I'd say about Mike may up for the Oakland. Raiders laser gentlemen. They were analyst on television. How are you getting a position to be an executive for National Football League team with zero executive experience in the profession whatsoever? All of these people live, eat, and breathe. NFL football have toiled through the terrain for decades starving for an opportunity. And some dude. That's never been in that position or any of those supporting their positions ever in their life. Take it from the NFL network. And placed in executive roles. You think that's happening for minority. Am I making y'all comfortable yet because I have to admit, I sincerely, hope I am. I hope that you got your here standing up on your skin. I hope that you shivering in your chairs. I hope that you sitting up there and moving around doing. I hope you are as uncomfortable as hell. When does that happen? For anybody will white folk. See, these are the questions because you gotta understand. It's about relationships, right? So what are you telling me, there's no black folks, that have those relationships? And if that's true, why is that? Could it be that there's no diversity at the top? To ingratiate diversity into the equation. So it's not just happening for people on this one side of the fence. This is the National Football League. This is the most what in America does. They both are billion dollar conglomerate. And we are pulling people off of the NFL network. Or John Lynch Lynch's case, even though he played, but no executive experience and action. Think he's doing a good job at San Francisco, but that's not the point the point is how'd you get to that position? No experience whatsoever. How to happen? Am I making you uncomfortable? I hope I am. I hope y'all sitting up there throwing something at the TV right now, click a crash in your radio. I'll you looking at me and ready to throw something at me, I'll give a damn. This is ridiculous. Wiz my call. Hell would it? I don't want the job. But I certainly don't want to take the job from Steve mills in New York, and I did I wouldn't have wanted to take the job for Magic Johnson. When he was in LA, but I wouldn't mind getting a call from the Knicks of the Lakers to be president of basketball operations. All I got to do is be on TV. Right. Have you pretty damn good at it? I can be a president of operations for professional sports team or gene for professional sports team. I mean you can't make stuff up. But it's happening. And Mike Mayock or Daniel, Jeremiah listening, anywhere my apologies. I mean to cash, no aspersions upon you. You guys were great doing television. You incredibly informed and knowledgeable. Nobody is questioning your knowledge, nobody has questioned the job that you did on television. Nobody is questioning your competence, and I genuinely hope sincerely from the bottom of my heart that you both. Do a good job in the event that Daniel, Jeremiah ultimately gets this jets job, which I'm not sure what happened. And of course, what Mike Mayock who's already in Oakland and John Lynch is doing a fabulous job in San Francisco, or at least a good job. And he played the game that's not where I'm going, I, unfortunately, have to use you all as examples to highlight the discrepancy, and a flagrant level of unfairness, when it comes to opportunities, according to some that would never get accorded to others. That's what I'm doing. It's not about you personally. It's about anybody. That's in your position that got to your position that way. That is not right. And guess what is not right to a bunch of white folks in the NFL? They're waiting years and years and years, starving for an opportunity of such. But then have the luxury of being on TV. And having friends and those high places. So they're black folks in now are the minorities aren't the only ones getting screwed over. There's white people getting screwed over two that are qualify that have torn through terrain, and that deserved at work to deserve an opportunity that has been flat out given to y'all. It ain't right. And somebody needs to see it hoarse voice at all, so damn it if I have to lose my voice saying it, I'll do it. And if I made you uncomfortable, let me tell you something. I don't give a damn. I'm not talking about maniac Lynch in the case of Daniel, Jeremiah because I'm talking about folks out there who uncomfortable what I say. I mean it it ain't right? Now back to the jets real quick. Adam gates. Does not deserve to be in a position to be making any kind of decisions of it in Xs and os about his football team. Doesn't deserve it. But he's doing it anyway. And I am not coming into the defensive levian bell. And I certainly wouldn't come to the defensive annot Delvecchio junior on a different front because even doors, voluntary OT. As, as I said, on I take this morning, you got traded from the giants for a reason and it wasn't your talent. It was because of the distraction you were perceived to be, and the fact that the coach, the general manager and ownership got tired of having a talk about you about non-football rely on feel football related matters or some cases awful poor fuel related matters. So you wanted to turn over a new leaf and have a fresh start and be in Cleveland in having a ball. Odell Beckham junior if you're listening, you didn't do anything wrong per se. It's voluntary. Is voluntary OT? I get it. But you know what that's going to cause you noted that coach, Freddie kitchens, who's a rookie is going to be there answering questions about you. You know, good and Dan. Well, that char absence is going to put the quarterback Baker Mayfield and others in a position where they're constantly having to ask questions about you, instead of what they wanna talk about, which is football. You know that. And so to give folks ammunition like that after you've just arrived. I just don't think it was wise and I think as people say, oh, delbene Odell, and it's the giants sit back saying see see what we were talking about watch. This is just the beginning. That's what they say about you. The New England Patriots. You ain't delivering Super Bowls. You ain't gonna have winning the gloss over the troubles or the headaches. They say you cords. And odor. Becker junior has to be mindful of that. That's just my personal opinion. It is. Eight say ESPN you listen to live to Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. Mom Caulton has been a long time buddy. Sorry about my voice how you doing? Undoing. Okay. How you doing? I'm feeling good of my voice is went out on me last night. That's all but I'm feeling good. What's that gonna prediction, the new year of giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers will have better seasons than expected in comparison to the raiders and Browns and jets who will all have worse? Seasons than expected. We're in may Stephen A and Levy on bell. The guy who mocked up the Steelers style of the season, the last four years in a row and was absence from the playoffs. Three out of the four, his final four years with the Steelers and I'm not count last year when he wasn't even on the roster has already gotten the GM and the vice president of Plante personnel fired because, you know, they believe mccaddon way overpaid for this guy, the jets lost two of their starting lineman this past year, by the way that was an offense of line that produced a rushing attack. That was twenty nine in yards per rushing attempt. Right at the bottom of the league. Now they did picked up a guy from the raiders who they're paying big dollars to. We'll see how they integrate him into the into the line. But my prediction is that levian bell will be shell themselves compared to running. Hind that Steelers offense if line that he enjoyed for all those years that he was a relative success in, in Pittsburgh. And the only reason I say, relative success is, again, he was absent from the playoffs three out of four. Years, his final four years playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. These guys, these divas that caused problems above and beyond their production output. They're just not worth it. I I'll be shocked if any of them produced by, of course, O L with Landry is Landry has the best opportunity to actually produce an expectations for the Browns. But if it starts to go south even there, in terms of wins and losses you watch that thing disintegrate there. Here's the problem that I have with with your argument there. I don't disagree about the potential for problems there. I get you on all fronts. But when we talk about the jets, why are you focusing? More on Levy on building. You are Adam gays all Levy onto Bill deal was signed a contract to come to the jets. Whether you think that it was worth spending that much money on him or not. He was widely considered one of if not the best in the league he sat out last year. No mileage on his body whatsoever. You the New York Jets, you don't have a definitive, number one receiver not that that deserves to be a number one receiver. You got a second year quarterback and Sam darnold. You had a suspect running game and what have you, you had a suspect passing game. This guy goes a long way towards helping you solve those things. And it ain't the first time Adam gays has worked in a situation where he's had GAAS on his roster who were overpaid. So how does Levy on bell signing? Excuse Adam gays apparent from apparently sort of backstabbing, or usurping, the thority of Mike maccagnan, and ultimately getting getting him booted out the door. How do you gloss over that Caulton might but cannon with disaster be ship? Their first round draft pick daringly out to the chiefs for what, what was it was? Six six six. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Wait a minute. Caulton listen to my question, because remember, they could one could argue they should have gotten rid of McCallion when they got rid of bowls, but they waited what I'm saying is apparently he was he thought about keeping him. But then Adam gays worked his way into the equation five days earlier, he was claiming that the reports were taking him off because of reports about him having differences with mcalinden. And then the next thing, you know, mcalinden is gone, and Adam gates, his fingerprints are all over the place. That's the point. It's not about whether or not McCain and could have been going. It's how he ended up leaving. And when he ended up leading that's not about Johnson and a jet. That's about gays. What is gays done to deserve the right to be able to pull something like that off Caulton maybe just can rinse the John and that, that McCain had been? That for the last four I just which he had and I, I don't know. I don't know the internal politics of it. I, I, I have no problem with macaque and being gone. It should have been done a long time ago. But I I don't either I don't either. But I'm asking you. You put you have you don't have a problem with gas being able to beat a one to pull that off. What has he done to be in a position to pull it off? Again, maybe he just opened his maybe just opened the Johnsons is that the guy should have been gone. And, and perhaps, the Levy on belt signing was the final straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak, and just in Johnston came around and said, you know, we way overpaid for this got, oh, here's what I will say, let me, let Bill had been on his best pave the next couple of years, he got, he got a bucket load of money, far less than anyone in from the Steelers. Remember you wanted over seventy million dollars a year from the Steelers you wanted to be paid as if he was a star wide receiver. But if he if he gets, you know can help continue the dysfunction. Yuck jets because of unhappiness, which, which he's been on happy for the longest time. And I in the NFL he he'll get blamed for a lot of it. And so he better watch Ps and qs because he's already gotten to senior executive fire appears from from the New York Jets, put their decision. Signed the guy call to Mr. glad you called in the day, buddy. Thanks so much. I'll talk to you soon. Take it easy. It ain't say ESPN it's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. That's my buddy Caulton calls from Tampa. Every now and then fantastic caller. Always love having them on the show, Deontay wilder heavyweight champion up next. Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. By the way, people, I'm here to tell you about Zell a quick and easy way to send the receive money right from your banking that, not sure what to get someone for their birthday graduation, or house woman, send them money would Zell a truly one size fits all present. 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The one and only Deontay wilder forty and oh with thirty nine Cao's. He is on the line with us right now. What's going on my brother? How are you, man? I'm doing great. How about yourself? I'm doing. All right. First of all, thanks for coming on TV with me. Yes, they really enjoyed having. You wanted to talk to you before we even get into this fight Saturday night at the Barclay center, where you go against Dominique, Brazil, apparently the WBZ and let me, let me preface. My comment was commentary. I think is utterly ridiculous, but they want they're investigative according to Marie CO Suleyman. He tweeted that the WBZ will hold a hearing into your comments, quote, this is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time. It's legal. So why not use my right hand to do? So Deontay wilder, you the WBZ heavyweight champion you just heard what the WBZ. Has intimated your sponsor. My opinion gives whatever. Not what have I said that wasn't. You know what have I said that any fighter that came before me, hasn't said, there's one particular individual, they have said way where we're way or worse things than I ever say in one cedars, speak. My piece, this is the sport by we signed up with this is the sport that I signed up to do. I risk my life in that ring. So as Lee individual to risk my life for other in entertainment, I can say whatever I please, this people come. I'm I'm doing this for other than the tamen people can take my words what they want if they don't like it. Don't watch it. But never not said that ain't she'll never know said they haven't been fair for folk. So why people wanting to take into consideration. Now, look what's going on in the world. Stephen, they people wanna put their energy, so towards the words that say, but look what's going on the world with so many killings going on right now. So many different touted is going on right now. But I don't you know about putting up toward no energy. And having no crime for trying to solve result that come in man come on with it. Well let me suffer. We're, we're, we're, we're we're how many innocent killing has been going on, and nobody putting energy to all of that. But they wanna say for him, I, you're not even there with that. Well, let's let me say this to you. I listen, I this, first of all, anybody that knows anything about boxing understands that you're putting your life at risk. When you step into the ring and what you were talking about is that, hey, you go into the ring understanding that one punch can take you out of here. You've knocked some people out you've given up concussions. You've rented them unconscious. You've done things like that. So I know that's what you were alluding to. But I think the only thing that's relevant about this Deontay this eight some fans or this ain't the media, this is the WBZ sanction embody the belt that you hold. They're talking about investigating you. That's what makes this pertinent and manually. What do get what, what is the investing that? That's what I'm doing. Hey, if anything they won't need any investigate these PD users, why people keep bringing back in the sport. My words, my words is one thing, but the action is another. These guys whose PD they action speaking, louder than what I can say in a million years now Houston. I'm all natural. Now when these guys you PD putting things in that body gets wet counseling and all listen stuff that going to that. They visibly trying to do it. My words is what let's face it, just my words. Now, my asking him could be another thing who said that going to really happen. My words is my words. So. I mean, people got people got ahold feelings assigned. They gotta put their little soft heart as soon as the sign, they got if they never they never underst- understand what we gotta go through. We stuff over that ring, and that Bill say dominion risk our life for others in the table. And like I said, so what is that is to investigate? I am putting into my body to make it happen. This is natural. This is just awful words of my mouth. Let's see what happens come Saturday night. And, and that's right. That's the way I'm going because Dominic Brazil, obviously, as somebody that you don't like you've had history with this guy. He's, you know, he said some things about you coming at him accused you of talking about his wife and kids and things of that nature. You've made very, very clear. There's no love loss between you to talk to me about your feelings about Donald Nick Brazil, and what chance he has against you this Saturday night at the balk Leeson. Can stand up but he negro, he think he's better than everyone. Everyone wants to be politically correct. Everyone wants to talk properly. Everyone wants to make sure that words come out correctly, I speak how I feel I hearing about it talking about when he threatened my, my brother when he threatened to kill my family. I didn't hear no one say anything about that. Did they? But because it's come out at the anti wildest mouth because John say, wow, that possess the power to do so. Oh, it's such a severe. It's, it's something that we should take him consideration. Now. It's be to where it shouldn't be one way. Gotta be two ways around this thing. He started this KOMO. He's started the chaos. And I, I have the power to to finish it. That's all I'm saying, are you, are you concerned about yourself at all in this regard that you might want to take him out so bad that you might get a little bit anxious? You might make a mistake, you might not be the typical Deontay wilder that's knocked out. Thirty nine forty opponents. Is it possible that there could be some slippage on your part because you want to take this guy out so badly that you're bit too emotional for this fight? Not at all. Because I understand that boxing consist of been disciplined, and for thirty six minutes if you wanna show the world that you can boss, you must maintain some type of discipline. And if you get out of the character, those lines of discipline, then you go result back the bad habits, I worked this holiday ain't train. This is what I sacrificed all that. I've done my family the things that I love to do on everyday basis. Just to go on to be readily soon. Just be wild all over again. I come to punish him coming to display things that people may not seem for which displays it before. But now I'm better hold another level in my career. It's a whole nother fan base is a lot of people. That's two men. Now that will sit down and say what other I will take my opposing there. I'm not. That's what they expect. That's their game plan. They expect me to come in and be wild man. Wow. But I ain't coming. My game plans not that I will be pose. I will I will stand my ground, so I will do what I gotta do you know, and that's what he's gonna discipline the Ave. I, I will say this when we talk about emotion this guy that you're about to get into the ring with Saturday night that you don't like you don't respect and obviously, you wanna take him out. That's not the only thing that, that can't be the only thing that has you frustrated. He was supposed to have a rematch with Tyson fury. He hasn't allowed that to happen. You want Anthony Joshua according to you. They're both ducking you. How is all this affecting you as you look towards your future in the ring at some point in time? It's got to be in the way at you. It's not affecting me. Like people may think it, it is not I'm not I'm not frustrated about this decisions. Like I said, you know with the feary fight. That's a fighter. I understand, you know again again. And again, I keep saying over and over again, we're, we're the lies in that ring. If this man, this man, no, what I did to U T. No, I know and God. No. So if you wanna take a, a warm up a fight low opportunity, and then he helped the right to do so. That's his he got the right to do that. When you when you risking your life in the ring you getting punched in the face like that, man, I said, the head is not meant to be hidden in the first place, so you've gotta, you've gotta see you still right to get in there with a dangerous guy myself like you said, the, the powers real, what do you say is real? I've been in with him. And all my Ponant came they came before him or came out to him. That would tell you that even his sparring sparring partner will tell you this guy in the play around with Israel. What are, you know, why I'm so passionate? And that's why I'm I'm, I'm so passing by what I said, what I do because I know I'm blessed that I was going through. The wild WBZ heavyweight champion of the world, right? Here was leaving ESPN radio ESPN new last question, you know, when I listen to you, I'm thinking about Tyson fury. I'm thinking about Anthony Joshua, and, you know, the question that I've never heard you answer for me. Who are you want more than anybody in the world? If you had your pick of the litter and you could snap your finger and get as much as you don't like this guy Dominique Brazil, he ain't you know, he's not considered to be on a level of you fury, and Anthony Joshua, at least not yet. If you could snap your fingers and get the one fighter in the ring that you desperately want more than anybody at this moment, who would it be? Of course, I want to get the people what they wanna see I wanna be the one, I wanna have one base one champion one thing, I wanna use the old business. So, of course, I want that Joshua fight. Of course, I went up five times five times if people don't understand what you're trying to find a time trying to please people when, you know where so many people in the world and there's so many different opinions. You know, you can't please everybody, but you're trying to please as you can, and we trust five consecutive times over and over again. And these people to run around and keep moving the goal posts at you, a couple is what they wanted to do, and taking law lower money, when, you know, the magnitude of this fire way worth more than what you're going to get you thinking about your family. Like, don't you gotta take this low money, but I've got a pool the point. And then I'm trying to police people when I in no obligation, the please the nobody, but myself and my family, but how do it. And when you tried to do it, and they do four months, they keep keep putting you on the back burner. What can you do? Do. What can you do? I'm not only last quite trust so many times man, I got it. I got it. I gotta get ready to get on outta here. Give me a prediction for Saturday night's fight against Dominic Brazil Showtime, obviously, Barclays center WBZ everywhere championship on the line what's going to happen. It's going to be amazing for those going to be the other spouse is going to be in the others means it's going to be watching what, you know, is going to be a great fire youth for tree. I don't look for this fight to go wrong. But the go pairs three run out before every surprised. But if they do go past three rounds it's going to be bad for him. And good for me because I'm going to beat him up, and then I'm going to knock him out and watch his body on the cameras and whatever they do with the reaction takes behind him. Then that's going to suffer the consequences behind it s and we all have to remember he asked me, I didn't ask for him. So like the bible says you ask, and you should receive Mateen, the odds on Showtime at the Barclay. Center bay roster you guys there. Yes, you will Deontay wilder WBZ everywhere, championed. The world please share your time my brother. Good luck Saturday night. Not that I think you need it 'cause I don't. I'll see you Saturday all the best thing. You my brother. Thank you so much. It ain't say ESPN that's eight eight eight seven nine three seven seven six. You listen live. Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news. Fellas. Stout legit around be active. Take your girl I go to a game all concert. Get tickets to something, plus the NBA playoffs are heating up and the time is now to jump on those good seats. So all your ticket needs, look, no further than vivid seats. The Fisher ticket part of ESPN good, a vivid sees dot com and enter promo code ESPN and get ten percent off your first order. Get out go having experience fellas. Get to the game and use vivid seats. Don't buy just any see get a vivid. 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So he could put your nose up into your brain and several fighters alluded to not caring if somebody live the died at the rent for reason. That's why refereed is in the ring, and that's why there's rules and regulations that you have to abide by and as long as the wilder has not talking about breaking the rules as long as he's talking about using his right hand legally, he should be able to say what the hell he wants. It is the stupidest thing that boxing has done recently, and that's saying a lot talk to you, all in twenty two hours, Lynn piece of luck crash just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on Sirius XM channel eighty ESPN app. Gods? I've been telling y'all for a while now you got to treat your late into impressive date nights. Sure, didn't in the movie at home is great. I love the effort, you're putting in a cook delicious dinners, and finding the perfect rom com to watch with them much appreciate it. And you're on the right track. 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Because obviously Antonio Brown is the one making news he goes on Instagram. This morning starts talking does nine minutes. You know, I g video or whatever talking about anybody that wants a body who's the best receive in the whole world is going to work hard and all of this other stuff come and see him, then he meets with Rooney the owner for the Pittsburgh Steelers, your former boss, and they agreed at it's time for a parting of the ways where do you stand with all of this nat- at the dust is settled, and we'd hardly know definitively was going to go down at Antonio Brown will be wearing another uniform next season, not with the Pittsburgh Steelers, or what kind of residue from it, all you know, I thought that when it happened. I thought that they were going to have make move, obviously, we couldn't see all of the moves that and Tonio would make publicly after the first fall out with him missing the last game of the season against the Bengals. And so, you know. Now, he's kind of backed him or back the Pittsburgh Steelers into a corner. He's done a better job of promoting a trade, then AD has in New Orleans by this to me is something that you don't really expect out of this organization. This is something that you don't really expect a player in the Pittsburgh Steeler uniform to be able to do which is forced to Rooney's force GM, Kevin Colbert hand and get himself for trade. But it seems like at Tonio Brown has worked himself into creating his own narrative. And now getting an opportunity to move on. Is it a plus or is it a minus for him considering the fact that the Steelers doing this because the way I'm looking at it Ryan, they have is contractual rights. He's obligated movie there with them for the next couple of years. We all know that he doesn't want to perform with non-guaranteed dollars because he's right up that portion of it all we understand that there's just about as base salary and he wants to things transferred and a guarantee dollars the way the Steelers had done them. On at least two occasions in the past. So we understand his very transparent what he's doing here. But still in all he forced the Steelers to do something. And that's not usually what we see from the Steelers organization. What do you make of that one hundred percent? And I think to me that was the most surprising part of the whole ordeal. I've listened to you, you know, minium morning say listen, there's a way that this can be worked out. I've heard you say we have a guy who was this talented. You find a way to continue to play. It didn't seem like Antonio was interested in that. And I think you look at the Pittsburgh Steeler organization organization that hasn't had a lot of change at head coach that has really stuck with guys that they drafted and developed as they did and Tonio Brown. You know, you don't expect that team. So we basically bullied into doing what one player would desire them to do. But it seems like that's what in Tonio has been able to do. But now you look on the out. Outside. If you're a team who's thinking about, you know, thinking about acquiring Tonio Brown is he works what he'll bring to your locker room. Do you think your one player away offensively for winning the Super Bowl, and k you handle his contractual obligations that he will bring to you, especially warning guaranteed money? And so you're going to have to go through those things and know that you may be dealing with a guy who could be a a detriment to your team all feel so all of those things have to go into getting Tonio Brown. So I can't say that. I believe this whole saga is over yet. Ryan you've you've been in the same lock wrong with him your former teammate of his he's been critical of you. Because of things you've said about him. Really, you stand in all of this is he worth the trouble in your estimated should teams clamor to get an Antonio Brown considering how elite he is when he's on. I think when you can add a play like that if you can add him in the way that you're comfortable with right? If you can bring him in. Understands who quarterback is how the offense is going to be run. Is that something he could settle himself on? If you understand how to deal with him at there's a mutual respect that can be developed there between quarterback Antonio Brown and Tonio Brown and head coach. I think you definitely do this. I think that's a huge reason. Stephen A, you kept saying if you can work out something where he can stay in Pittsburgh, you do it because he is that talented over guy even with that you have to look at the position, you know, heard you say yesterday, you were speaking about Ben Rothlisberger in say how and Tony O'Brien vote. He should be value as valued as well. But then played the more important position. I think that goes into play here because even having Antonio Brown with all of his excellence over the last six years this team hasn't even played in a Super Bowl. And that's what a guy who's presumably a hall of fame quarterback. And at one point having a top two running back in the league. And this team didn't even make it to the Super Bowl. So getting Tony round does. Doesn't guarantee you team success. And I think that will be also awaited what teams are willing to give up for and what type of maneuvering they're willing to do with a contract. Ryan Clark NFL analyst extraordinarily ESPN. Right. Here was even eight years PM radio. ESPN news. Ryan will you look at the Pittsburgh Steelers? And all that has transpired obviously, we can't absolve Antonio Brown from anything we get that. But how do the Steelers look from top to bottom organizationally as ownership the GM Kevin Colbert head coach, Mike Tomlin when you hear these names? What are the kind of thoughts that come to your mind as it pertains to the kind of job that they did? I think this isn't a diamond on all of them. And you know, I've I ride for coach TV, and you know, all the time, he's a friend. I want I want to see him succeed. I don't share for teams, but pretty much, you know, when it comes to the NFL, but I teared for people. I'm loyal to certain humans and. I won't t to succeed. He has it done. A good job in handling this situation organization top to bottom. I don't believe that a great job of have handling Levy on Bill and his contract situation. So this is an indictment on upstairs. This is an indictment or the executive. This is on the hey, coach. This is also an indictment on the quarterback who is the leader of the team. And I stayed away from talking about being turned in this situation because it shouldn't be focused on this is in Tonio Brown and him not showing up for his team. But we've all seen the lack of natural natural ability for Ben to lead. You know, we've seen him calling out players. It was something he said himself. He feels like he's earned the right to do. Well, obviously that didn't fit well with Tonio Brown, and it doesn't sit well with many or most of the players on the team. But they understand it is they understand what he's done what he means to the organization's organization. Barati problem. Couldn't be the problem is that been Rothlisberger doesn't know what he's worth to the Steelers franchise. And as a result, he's exercise a bit of latitude that may have been off putting to some of the players in the organization because the way that I look at it as I think Ben Rothlisberger Antonio Brown had a better relationship. Been Rothlisberger doesn't sit up there and say against Denver. We should've threw the ball to juju. Smith Schuster every chance we got. He doesn't sit up there and call out a young receiver like James, Washington. The way that he did some of those things don't happen. The level of culpability that been rothlisburger must harbor in all of this manifest itself. How Ryan well. I think it manifested itself in and totally grown shouldn't like this isn't a place that he can play silly. Like that one guy who he I think feels he's. I think it's feels like he's much apart of the Steelers success since he's been there as been rothlisburger. And I believe he wanted to be treated the same. I believe he didn't like being publicly called out. I believe he didn't he didn't like the fact that juju Smith Schuster was the name mentioned when then had an opportunity to pick a guy he wants to throw the ball to. I think all of those things played a part in it. I think you Smith Schuster becoming the team in BP, actually, not even think I know for fact that was part of something that then Tonio Ronaldo vote way as well. And so you drove all these things into a guy who wants to be appreciated a guy who feels like he's earned the right to be treated differently than other people in that locker room and a wide receiver who wants his quarterback to understand what he means to his success as well. And I think when you throw all those things together he had enough. And now Tony O'Brien is sitting at a point. And we've seen him tweet before he thinks. He's gonna ball anywhere. When you're that great of a player when your that successful. You feel like you can put up numbers on any team. And so now he wants to go out and not only show the Pittsburgh Steelers that but then tire NFL, what landing spot is ideal fan Tonio Brown guestimation, you know, that's the I think that's the hard thing for me. But you look at Tonio grown and his success with been rothlisburger without it shows that he is much less successful without an elite quarterback. So now, you look around the places who have that quarterback who also have that neat. Jimmy Garoppolo in the forty Niners have been mentioned very often. But to me the jury still out on what type of passer Jimmy Garoppolo? It's on what type of quarterback into Talay. Jimmy Garoppolo is is Antonio Brown has a two reception game of three reception game is Jimmy Garoppolo guy who can command or demand the respect for men. Tony overrun. And so I think it's going to be extr. Really difficult. I think he is anywhere as a player. Let me say that say that he's fits anywhere as a player. I don't know the places he fits as a personality, which to me is going to be be more difficult spot to find what kind of future. Do you think juju Smith Schuster has without Antonio Brown on the opposite side of the field as he's I think he's a star. Stephen I truly do. I think you ju- Smith Schuster is a better version of Heinz wore a more athletic version of who Hines ward was and I think Hines ward the guy who should be in consideration for the whole of fame. Yeah. But. Let let me explain what I'm asking here as a football player that played on the -fensive side of the ball. It's one thing where you have to have vast is vastly in back and forth left. And right because you're looking on one side of the field that you see Antonio Brown and the other side of the fuel juju Smith Schuster, but his greatest juju. Smith Schuster is now than Tonio Brown is going to be gone. It's just him. What do you see him doing under those conditions? I think he's I think juju Smith Schuster legit number one. Obviously, I think things get titled him harder on him once than Tony around Lee's right now, you have the double teams now on teams Warren doubling you you draw the number one quarterback. So all those things have played a part into wise, you Schuster can't succeed or has succeeded in the manner that he has my expect him to continue to be a high volume catch guy, a high volume yours guys. I think guy he needs to. To increase touchdowns. I mean, this your day go up, but you have a guy like Tony Brown who gets double digits gets fifteen that's the type of production. You're going to need from juju Smith Schuster. He becomes the number one. The jury's out to say that he can be as productive as Tonio Brown year in year out as a number one receiver because nobody has even you look at the Julio Jones, the AJ greens. If he's different guys. There hasn't been this level of consistency and dominates at this position. In over the last six years and Tony Brown isn't illegal zone. So to say your shoes, can you step up and be that I'm not willing to make that statement yet? But I do believe he's tree pro bowler and true number one receiver rod clog. Right. It was even a ESPN radio ESPN news. So with that being said as we look and we reflect on the Steelers before we trained, subjects levian bell. He sat out this year. Didn't wanna get franchise tagged. Obviously told him as looking for long-term deal. Not a one year tender the Steelers in a position where they could do that to him. Again. What do you think should happen as it pertains to Levy on bell? What do you think will happen? I think the Steelers position where they can tag him. Again. You heard things about the transition ten not sure you wanna franchising and put that type of number on him. Right. But I think right now the Steelers you can't just lose everybody Stephen be. They can't be that levian Bill gets to leave and you get nothing back from it for him and Tonio Brown leaves. And you know, I've heard of people even talk about they may have to accept a second day pick for Antonio Brown. That's just something you can't do. So right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be in a position where the next decisions they make can call in call into question, their business, accurate and the way that they've handled these contracts situations, and so for me, I think Levy our Bill is a guy who who may get tacked and also. The other side. I don't know if at Tony ground becomes as easy or as profitable to move as everyone thinks he is. So what are you trying to say that you don't think the Steelers would be able to get a first round pick? I think he's going to be hard. I know everybody's gonna look to the Mario Cooper trade. But we have a guy who's bigger who's measurable higher who was younger. You're talking about a guy that everything we know about him has never been a locker room issue has never run himself off off a team or run a team away from him. And so when you start thinking about all those things and how they add into how you see and Tonio Brown, but you're willing to give up for you have to be very comfortable with not only the player, you're getting. But the person let me turn to just transition to this subject run because I definitely trust him. Appreciate your perspective. And I want you to educate my listeners on it from this specific generic angle in the news, recently, we had Jay Glazer FOX talking about Odell Beckham junior. Now wasn't news. And it wasn't inside information. He was just predicting that Odell Beckham junior may get traded. When we hear about oh del Beckham junior. He hasn't been in any any real trouble or anything like that might have been a headache for the giants from time to time. But his greatness cannot be denied we know to upside is absolutely phenomenal. And and yet here the giants are supposedly entertaining that possibility, and we know what's happening within Tonio Brown. We know how Amari Cooper has been moved even though he wasn't a locker room issue, although relationship with Jon Gruden could have been better talk through our listeners about the locker room and the national fully is it overblown. And is it an excuse just for teams to low ball players, or is it really really really Jit that our personality can be. So cancerous two grown men would bills to pay who are licensed professionals that their mentality is disguise has to go because he really has the kind of power that could compromise success. Is that really know what you know is crazy? It's not real inside the locker room so say, Stephen A, and I have an issue. But every time we go on I take we just crush it. Right. I our debates are good. We have a great chemistry. Now, we might not speak off air. But when we get on we turn on when the lights come on. We do our jobs, and we do them. Well, right. And there is there is no remnants of our off camera relationship that shows up on on campus. So that's how the locker room works. Most of the time. Listen, Big, Ben and then Tonio Brown. They've had these issues or these feelings about one another for years. This isn't new right? But now it's become a problem because it's now become an organizational problem big been can't get into Neo Brown moved juju. Smith Schuster can't get him move of setting those guys as long as you go out and do your job. That's not an issue. But when you mess with up stairs. Right. When you mess with image. When you mess with the shield. When the emblem on the helmet is now being called into question. And you involve those people's the Mr. ruminates the Kevin Colbert. That's when there's a problem when when ownership when management has an issue with the way that you cut yourself into building, it's a total different thing than when you have individual qualms with players. And that's where Tonio Brown is. Now, that's the position that Terrell Owens. Put the Philadelphia Eagles in years back after the Super Bowl. Once you make it very public that you an organization aren't on the same lines aren't on the same page. That's when you get moved. And that's where he has got. Did Antonio Brown? Whether it's Antonio Brown the offensive line when they will go in at levian bell, levian bell with some of his tweets, etc. I found myself feeling like Mike Tomlin was betrayed. I know he could have done a better job to share. And I know that it wasn't his as most Stella moment. Please. Don't get me wrong. Because I like you as a friend of mine, I love Mike Tomlin, but the bottom and he's one sixty five percents games. Been the two Super Bowls. Never had a losing record. I don't wanna hear any nonsense about how that needs to be a new coach in Pittsburgh that to me is astronaut, but I do think that neither of us gonna put I head in the sand and act like he did a great job this year because he do with that being said, but but with that being said, I still find myself ticked off because I feel he was betrayed. I feel like he treated grown men and professional like professionals, and he was betrayed because they didn't it that. What do you say to that? I said my later later on in my career at exit beating and he talked to me about the responsibility. He feels to his players to to not treat them as children to allow them to be adults. But to allow them to be individuals to allow them to think and move as grown folks, should sometimes when you do that you develop a bond and chemistry and the friendship the way we did. We were close in age. He was a guy that I would go to what I had things that were going on there wasn't. There wasn't on the field. Things we develop that relationship because I respected the way he treated me as a man this only works. If those were that respect goes both ways it only works. If you feel a certain loyalty to that coach because coach Tomlin treated me that way because coach Tomlin put me I as a person not a player. I developed a certain level of respect that won't allow me to betray the loyalty that he's shown me. So I show it backed with happening with the new generation everything's become so individual season that they don't see it like that. They don't see it as you look out for me. So now are you out to the same? It's I'm entitled to this. I deserve this. I've earned this. And so now, Mike Teague kinds of find themselves in a position where those guys weren't as attached to doing things for him as he may have been for you know, what that means. Right. Ryan that means that what these athletes unknowingly even may have done is. They may breed more Bill Belichick. Clones. And what I mean by that is all gonna sations led by individuals like him who are about control and about the betterment of the collective whole even at the expense of the individuals. And if you don't buy in you ain't gonna last that's what this kind of stuff briefs. No, no one hundred percent. It also makes organizations and execs look for that type of. Coat look for someone who will not let the players run the organization that it will be run by the letter of the law, according to the head coach. And I think that's going to be the new wave you see along with the the quarterback guy being drafted as people warning organizational control. That's what time conflict trying to get in Jacksonville. Now. That's what Bill Belichick is always that. I'm talking to people in Detroit. That's what Matt Patricia is trying to do. And I make I believe you're correct teams are going to warrant what's happening in Pittsburgh to happen. And they're building real quickly before I let you get on outta here. Need a quick answer this so because train and Odell Beckham June. They should not they should not. I believe you have the most dynamic running back wide receiver repair. That's in the NFL. And if you get through right guy center, implying protection you have instant dynamic offense. You don't just move over though. Appreciate you. As always my man. Thanks my van. I'll talk to you soon. I think he will write one and only Ryan Clark NFL analyst, Jordan, if ESPN and ESPN obviously right here, it was on ESPN radio and ESPN news, enter they'd say ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven seven six going to transition to the UFC is a new monster in the UFC's knockout artist, he just knocked out. Cain Velasquez in twenty six seconds. The brother is racial. I'll tell you who he is. 'cause I'll be talking to him and just a few minutes. Stick around touch. The you. Listen to lob Stephen ESPN radio ESPN news right away. 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You should switch because. Yes. Switching to gyco is a no brainer. Piteously in a most nesting Dollond her lot in life. You're listening to the Stephen a Smith show podcast. Smith show. ESPN radio's presented by progressive insurance making it easy to bundle your home and your car insurance it at eight seven to nine three seven seven sisters edited say ESPN, listen largest, even especial ESPN radio. ESPN news is my next guest. John. No as he there this man right now, the record is eleven and three, and I gotta be honest with you. I'm kinda shocked because I can't believe there's a loss on this man's record. This guy just knocked out the great Cain, Velasquez and twenty six seconds. He's considered arguably the hardest puncher in the world. He's the number two ranked heavyweight in the UFC his name is Francis Gano France. Are you there, sir? How you man how's everything going? So far, so good. Hey, listen. I got me this I'll start with this weekend. This change to go. Very well. Listen, I gotta give you may major major props. I know Cain was talking about a leg injury. But he was classy. He gave you your props. You took him out inside a twenty six seconds is something special watch right now. Do you consider yourself the best in the world at the heavyweight division in a UFC right now? Yes, I'm not as out me. What I'm about who, you know, like consider yourself at the best is something. And then sure there were that. You're the best is I think, you know. So and then they join it. He's not always like a great that mysterious out. Are you sick on make you know with all of stock on everything? And I'm just looking at you right now. And I'm looking at some of these other heavyweights, your number two music is number one. I believe you lost to him in in by decision, obviously, overreach and Volkov at word them and these guys are in this division. But I'm looking at you right now. What do you believe makes you so special anytime anybody looks at you? They see that massive physique of yours at two hundred and fifty pounds, and they see obviously the punching power. What is it about you that makes you feel? You're the best. Okay. My sewing him. I what I've been through make me being the best because I know exactly what. Or why I'm year? And then you know, why I'm doing these make me my motivations make me being the best on. Yes. I mean my power on. I think it's something that a holiday in my junior, AVI in my life on the art get those my. No lays of life. What I've been. I live life to me or that is the thing under teams lose would to get out here. Why I'm thirty on wall? I'm become we're talking to Francis and Gano the number two ranked heavyweight in the UFC just finished knocking out Cain Velasquez and twenty six seconds Saturday night. He somebody that a lot of people are ridiculous will be the next heavyweight champion of the world in the UFC. He's right here with Steven eight ESPN radio ESPN news. So so so who would you prefer on your hit list? I mean is it is it Dan, you call me eight heavyweight champion. I mean who's out there that you want next who's next on your hit list? So like more on my head list of is decided to find what how to for for. And then I I would choose that rematch against that saying it's not in one fat or any mall twos. During your on your because he has decided showed on decided on that is what I want, you know, more on to me. Now, listen, I'm a read something to my audience about you because I want I want them to know this. You know, a lot of people look at you. They've seen the knockouts. They talk about to unreal punch ability. But it's no longer matter. Just a just an opinion. It's been tested at the US's performance institute and the results in you allegedly possessed. A world hardest punch me they talked about much like the documentary. Iraqi forward Ivan Drago your punch force was measured at an astronomical one hundred twenty nine thousand one hundred sixty one units, which is not just a record at the. Performance institute where the testing took place, but allegedly it's a new world record. You're the hardest puncher in the world if stuff like that is put out about you are just scant. No one would wanna fight you that everybody will run from you and avoid you. You know, everybody every fighter visiting like in this house sensitive space for everything has something. I I love him to win is, you know, it's not just about power. You know, scares big power on the issue that power you just have to. I scares on Nobis, and then has the much I suppose civil your size to to win decide, you know, because like candidate I scan then I. He doesn't have this our but eastern like degraded, the decider, you know, just the didn't have to be the biggest bencher the world would be agreeing fighter. So many things come can come together to to make that. Dot it's good to have power. But also to the good fighters while it steers to you know, to be smiled in your career all that together. Well Francis and gone. Oh, I wish you the best of luck moving forward your eleven and three, but as far as everybody else's concerned, you might as well be undefeated you lost a couple of fights by decision. Nobody's worry. Everybody looks at you. They expect the knockouts you're arguably, the most exciting fighter or definitely one of the most exciting fighters in all of the UFC. And I'll be watching you. If you to fight to come good luck to you the rest of the way. All right, buddy. Thank you very much. Appreciate I absolutely. Not a problem. Good luck to you in the future. And I will definitely be watching Francis. In gano. Knockout audits? I saw him nearly take somebody's head off a few months ago. And obviously came Alaska's. It's no joke. He's big time and got taken out of twenty six even though as lake clearly was bothered the bottom line he lost fan square, which he openly admitted and it was classy on his part to state is much. No question about it him against Dan. You call me. It would be nice. We'll see who else. He goes up against in the heavyweight division. It's gonna be real interesting to see. But there's some guys points of power. You got to stay away from his like a brick house. That's really what this comes down to it. It ain't say ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven seven six year. Listen live to Stephen a Smith show, ESPN radio ESPN news. Let's go back to the phones. Let's go to Ray you live, Stephen. They talked to me, right. What's up? Stephen. I love this show, man. Thank you. Go ahead. We know that Colin cabinet was playing for chip Kelly when this protest from him started. We know he was injured and to Kelly the head coach decided to clearly not start Colin Kaepernick and going another director, even at my question is this man if Collin cabernet was the starting quarterback the man like in the beats commercials of prima Donna, basically the face of the franchise. Do you believe in your professional opinion, Stephen A? He's still starts this protest nearing on the field. Like he did during the national anthem. It's just a question. Stephen. I I know that one. What? You know what? Right. That's a damn good question. 'cause I don't know you gotta remember collared cabinet took a reduction in salary the year prior to that. Because he wanted the freedom to go in the free agency because he knew that they were going to let him go. So where he wanted to do was leave a bit earlier. So he could position himself to go on the free agent market and land somewhere else. Okay. And then obviously there wasn't a bunch of people call it. I religiously brought up by one and ten in his last eleven starts that one season. I think twenty sixteen I also brought up the fact that he was three and nineteen and his last nineteen starts is an NFL quarterback. Even though he was at the lone reason why. 'cause when you're getting coached by chip Kelly on the NFL level lost. They're gonna come your way. But that doesn't a gate the significance and the substance of your question Ray. 'cause what you're asking is. If Collin cabinet was that, man. Would he have made all of this noise? And you know, why that's a legitimate question. Ray we didn't hear all of this noise when he was started for San Francisco and they were in route to the Super Bowl. You're right about that. And I liked Colin Chapman respect what he stood for. I truly do cool brother. But I was just doing a little analysis on this. And I get it row. You know? So just a question. That's all this avenue. I appreciate the question. I don't know the answer. And I don't want to indict Colin cabinet rate. But I don't want to absolve him either. Listen, let's not act like Collor cabinet was completely innocent. And just did it for the love of his people. The fact that the man is he wasn't always doing it. He wasn't always doing it. Then he laid on the side and a cut and was quiet while everybody martyrdom me while he was in pursuit of dollars. And while he was in pursuit of those dollars. Ultimately when he reached a settlement. We don't know what the settlements. Dell's we don't know if you'll be back in the NFL. We don't know if he is back in the NFL if he did not agree and capitulate to not protesting any logger. We don't know what nuggets of info he's thrown into the wretched on it. What nuggets of capitulation? He's thrown into the direction of NFL owners, all we know that collar cabinet got paid. And for those out there that were in support of collar cabinet, right? I thought y'all and supported him getting the job in the NFL. That's right now. Nobody's got anything to say. 'cause he got his money. And what I'm saying is is that if you really wanna show. Have you really really want to show that you stood for something? Right. Like he said, excuse me. What are these NFL teams to hire him? And let's see of collar cabinet is gonna protest that. That's why said I want to know the details of the settlement agreement not the money. I don't care about is money. I don't care how much money got more money got to marry. I'm proud of him. Happy for him. What I want to know is what did he stipulate to what did he capitulate to? Because if he capitulated to all of that, and he got the money, but take Eulalie if it's money commiserate to what he would have gotten had. He been a starting quarterback in the National Football League. Then a legitimate argument could be made that's what this was all about to begin with. And the rest of us got played. I'm just saying I'm just saying. Going to thanks a lot. Thanks a lot. 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He's running it out and one step from first base. If I'm camera. He's blowing a bubble. He's blowing a bubble. You think both does not blow a bubble at the tape. And that says everything about Manny Machado in one. Snapshot man, appreciate you. Thanks a lot. Let's go to Dennis alive. Stephen they recruit dentists what's up. Turn down the radio. Go ahead. You live on the air. Go ahead dentist real quick. Hey, Steven this is Dennis fan. Do you think of getting rid of Ben and keeping in Tonio and labor? View on because we're gonna need a quarterback here. Couple years go with that. Because chances are you're going to need a receiver and a running back in a couple of years as well. So if you have a if listen, regardless of how Big Ben may have acted regardless about the leadership, he may have lacked, etc. There is no doubt that the quarterback position is bad is more important than the wire receiver the running back position. 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I'm Steve day right here on ESPN radio and ESPN news towards the fifty plus markets across the United States of America, plus ESPN radio on Sirius XM channel eighty plus ESPN radio simulcast over the live national television there waves of ESPN news number to call was always triple eight say ESPN that's inundate seven to nine three seven seven six to Stephen Smith show on ESPN radio is presented by progressive insurance. Protecting commercial vehicles and official and offering specialized coverages designed to protect small businesses. More progressive commercial dot com. It is always my honor and privilege to have my next guest. He is sitting right next to me. He is an NFL analyst extraordinaire for the family approach of these young side. No, I'm the old. I'm only old fogy in this mix. Also does a great great job, contributing the ESPN's, I take every doing throughout the week doing the weekdays the one and only riot clock is sitting right? Of course, we well. Some of other. How would you? I'm nervous about where this is going. Beano I take with zippy. Nervous because of a couple of reasons. Number one. I saw you on the air Saturday night talking about New England and the charges before the game or rest Sunday. We'll get into that. That that that's put ball stuff. I gotta get into so personal. What you Ryan Clark was that. Adam gays the new head coach, Jeff that's your God. That's why I now know what is your history with hip. So when Nick Sabin took over LSU, he was a grad assistant. And so he would help me breakdown film. Make sure I had the right thing on the offenses that we were facing. He was kind of the first guy that taught me. Hi, how today set game plans and understand certain strategy? So basically, very nice guy. Also, do very knowledgeable super smart usually on point. Right. Oh, every very thorough. Right. Absolutely. Joe possibly explain. What the hell is going home with him? Just today. I'm not gonna say I looked all I'm going to sit there and say go to Dave chappelle, imitate your regime, so what hey so that, you know. I'm I'm not gonna let you do this to my right? So you already, oh, I take gazing. And that's what we call it. Now, you already own gazing. I tweeted it doing tweeted it during the press conference. Okay. My guy had took some pre workout. Okay. Right. Because he was ready to row, right? He's excited about taking the job jets. Right. He was just going, and he was having that look because he was going through his mind cable who do I want to who do I want to hire as my defensive coordinator, you know, where am I going to go with this coach? How do I make Sam darnold better player? Spending minutes to say, yes. And that's why does is dot nosy was really he was thinking coat the sidelines. What he was coaching the Miami Dolphins over the last three years analyzing seconding. What's going on on a football field during the game with sixteen weeks? Spanning three years forty eight regular season games. What playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which he never looked like that suddenly lease at a press conference for the New York Jets. And he I don't want to say. But he looked while he looked wild Ryan Gano. So I'm trying to tell you what it was even he was coming in the New York press. Right. He understands how big of a moment it is. And and so I just think he was really focused on on the job at hand. You said he was working out profit a press conference. He must have premiums. What you? Fire. Don't you? Don't you play a role in training? Don't you own your wetness? Yeah. So sold with Joe post up like that at work it out. That's your is. Is not rework o o pre work. Pre-workout is is like a formula that gets you hyped up and ready to go for for for your workout. Really? Yeah. Voter a lot of dudes listening to you right now taking they can get fired up. They could be having other things on their mind. Themselves a swollen. Josh. We'll wait subdued will use the something else saying I listened to because they use that. That's why don't you want to be wired like I don't need to be wide because I mean wide enough. I love my job on passionate before your work that I was just hitting the shape. No, you cut down on the series. That's right. Right. Right. Eating doing. I got kind of course, berries. Completely. I did cheat. S week, right? But up just saying so so this pre-workout powder. That's what he took. But then when he took desert, he took it just hadn't fired tell you know, he didn't soup, I'm assuming he didn't tell me. All right. All we talked about last night. Was you know, getting the job he's fired up about having it. He's he thought that people didn't think that he would have a job this quickly. And he's ready to go. We didn't really talk about the way he looked in the press conference because that's not what Abreu friends do. All right real. I can't sit up. Real free. Can't do that real forgive. Now, let me wrap your director house doing on. Why would you look like that the haram can't do now? Jasmine, I would do it for you naturally real friend that you use. Pick up the phone up. Ryan with what the hell do you have any idea? How you look at that press conference next to the San is wrong for gazing you roll chasing. Oh, I tape. Ryan clark. Right. He was Stephen ASPCA radio come into the defense of his boy, that's my gaze new head coach of the New York Jets, by the way, while we own a subject any issue with him being the head coach of the jets, you I don't have an issue with if you kind of hear how to Costa coaching. Search win though, Mike McCarthy was the guy is an elite for their job. They couldn't really get it done. And they're probably was because they wanted to pay him less that he was getting paid to grasp that true. That's what it was. That's what it was. They didn't want to match that salary and he wanted to work for that salary. And so now, you go to Adam gays a guy that you saw do will. With Jay Cutler, and Chicago, obviously Peyton Manning is his own thing. This is called Jay Cutler doing well in Miami. That's why you got the Miami jot. I got the job. And so now he's never worked with the young talented quarterback like this. And this is an opportunity to set his legacy. He can be tired. It's the same Donald for the rest of his career as the jets franchise quarterback. Or if he fails here, he probably doesn't get another. Hey coaching job. So this is important for gays. Ryan Clark right here with Steven A ESPN radio to move on. I'm a move on. Now, I was asking him about because I wasn't hiring them in all seriousness. I listen, I'm not knocking them. I want to be very very clear about Adam gates. He did take the velvets to a play off his Russia. They lost thirty two twelve to the Steelers quarterback maybe here with a backup quarterback. But they went to the playoffs. The first year the last two seasons. Not so great marred with injuries. And all I get all of that. All I'm saying is if you'd a New York Jets, it's York City, and you're trying to sell fans on future. This franchise in the direction that you're going in you go with a guy. That's miss the playoffs. The last two years with in your division. I gotta gotta. Problem. I will say this. This this cycle of coaching hirings was was perplexing. Right. Heard. You talk to them about the cliff clings berry Kingsbury are higher, you know. And then you look at Adam grazier league a little floor in Green Bay coming off of twenty seven th rink offense. That's right. You know? So I am looking at some of these hires Cleveland kitchen, so so when you can pair the gays higher to what else we've seen around the league. So to say this may be one of the better hires. You got a guy who has hey coaching experience in the NFL. You have a guy who's going to a playoff game. You have a guy who's 'Success with a quarterback who not many people have have felt like play to his potential. And so, you know for for me looking at what this cycle was. I think Adam gates was one of the better hires cycle. Well, having said all of that. Do you take issue with the appearance that everyone's looking for the next Sean McVeigh now, I mean, I was that an accurate depiction that people are trying to live with that? Thanks. So I feel I think everybody's looking for the quarterback guy. Right. Everybody's looking for who will work with a quarterback. And I don't necessarily think that has to be your. Hey, coach, right. Because not every hey coach is going to deal with the quarterback a ton going to say something Steven A N. You know, it's kind of all the subject hope, you let me do it for a special absolute many people are pointing to the lack of minority coaching higher. I would be at the line. Right. And so from so many people want to blame it on race and blatant racism. Here's what I'll say about. And that's about it. This is so historic right. Because now they're putting it on. They want to hire the quarterback guy or the guy that works with quarterback. How many black quarterback coaches are? There have been some say how many black office of lying on minority coaches. And so what's happening is if this is going to be the pipeline to hey coaching if being office coordinator being a quarterback guy is going to be their pipeline. How are we the ruining room might as well? Not even be in a fake because we're not getting those guys even hired on the lower level. Offenses everyone into one hundred percent agree. And I think I also think it's a deeper conversation. The just hey coaches, right? They get their Ryan you have you have you take out less. So so you look at let's go through historically. Right. So we're going to hire a quarterback guy. Historically, it was always question could African Americans or could minorities play the quarterback position based on intelligence. Right. And so now, you don't have that direct correlation between those guys becoming quarterback coaches. Right. So they don't get to be office coordinator, they never get to be considered officers geniuses. And so now when this coaching psycho comes around, that's all they're looking for leflore. You can have the twenty seventh rank offense. Right. N Tennessee and get a head coaching job. Right. How kings Bari UK? Jerry, John, Texas at Texas Tech, get a job and getting the don't even have a moment to go to roscoe's particular Luli. And so to me, I think we have to take a deeper. Look, the NFL has to take a deeper look into the hiring of minority coaches, not just at the head coaching level. But throughout the building because what you see happening is, right? You're hired to coach wide receivers. You're hired to coach deficit Bex you hired to coach linebackers one because you play those positions too because the people in the room they want you to be able to deal with them. They don't see that in the quarterbacks room. They don't see that in office coordinator's room where you need a guy that's going to deal with them play in and play out in for me. We have to start pushing for some of these minority coaches to be hired on the lower level offensively. If this is where we're going to get our coaches from as the head coaching positions is concerned. Well, let's break down the numbers. We've got you got you had eight coaching openings right now. One single African American was high now all right with African Americans lost jobs as right when when five African Americans lost their job. Dan, you have seventy percent of the place who are Blandon. You have you know, snout to black head coaches and Mike Tomlin and Anthony Lind. Yes. Okay. What a coach where people calling for his hand. Even though he wants sixty five percent of his games. It is twelve year career pin? Mike Tomlin, you've got to you got one African American GM. Who's now in Miami? You have zero minority owners or no black owners. I think shot cons dot com. Jacksonville. So I guess what I'm saying is I totally totally agree with you. But I'm gonna take it to a different place as well. I'm not just concerned about it with the NFL. Ryan I'm concerned about it with the with the NBA as it pertains to analytics. Okay. There's this movement towards analytics per se, and you see GM's, and if you've got a background with analytics, or what have you how is that going to ultimately position you you ingratiate yourself rise. Because owners don't understand some owners own understand sports. Right. But they understand business. And if they do they can certainly relate to that you hire that guy. He hires people he wants to hire. But they're in charge and alternately you find yourself where there's a paucity of minorities in this position. I think it's taking place not just in the NFL. But the NBA what did you say to all? Well, say that too though also leads to nepotism in these sports, right or leans to the good old boy kind of crew in the sense that I've coach Richard dad. I know I know your goal, I know this guy or your coach under this guy. And so now, I'm going to give you a hand up. And I think what Mike may are. Absolutely. The San Francisco forty Niners. What Lynch and Shanahan like even look at it? So leflore is little brother is a coach in San Francisco. Right. And now he's one of the hottest coaching candidates in NFL. But why lizard right wh-what's what great success? Are they having offensively in San Francisco's? Right. What what great success are they having to wear winning game. Because nick. Has had a good game. After Jimmy Garoppolo got. And so and so to me like those things are things that people point to this is why we want this guy. This is why we want that guy where minority coach coaches aren't afforded that. Right. They also own afforded the time. But I'll be honest, you know, a lot of people point to Marvin Lewis, right? And the fact that he got to be there over fifteen years and never went on. It was calling him to be gone from being called forests. Right. The whole time be out of Cincinnati. But not be a head coach his Nettie, but on but on what I'm saying is that's one of the rare occasions, right? I point to point it to the Mike Tomlin higher when we were talking about guys not necessarily have an alone lineage of coaching, right? Not not not being coordinators for a long time and getting hurt. That's only been for my tea. Right. And then then then then Vance Joseph goes in and John Elway made a mistake those type of things those type of situations said minority coaches back. Here's the other thing though, when you look at Todd Bowles Steve works Vance Joseph in their office of core. Neighbors. None of those guys were minority Mitee one of my friends. Right. A guy I respect more than any in the league has never had a minority office coordinator. So as not just that that other people aren't hiring is that is that minorities aren't hiring minorities. Absolutely. And that's another part of the issue. And you don't want to give him an excuse. But I think sometimes it comes down to sometimes they feel like those guys or most times, I'm sure they feel like those guys give them the best opportunity to win, of course. Right. And you have to feel like as being a minority you need to make that decision to win. Right. You get the opportunity to help you homeboy or to to show that type of nepotism higher friend because if you fail you all fail, and you don't get another chance, but his getting different. It's more and more difficult now for minorities to become hey coaches, if we don't start helping each other out on the lower level interested question before I get into these couple of games this weekend. You saw guys protested over Colin cabinet. Yes. And I'm not advocating a protest by any stretch of the imagination. But what I will say is this it really rakes my nerves that guys would be willing to take Neo to speak out on behalf of Colin cabinet being blackballed. But they don't take it upon themselves to speak out. A what's been transpiring with these coaching hires the absence of coordinators minority dissent being hired Accenture? The kind of things that you point to you are retired played it and bringing all of this up. They are playing in the league. And maybe that's a reason why they're not running it. But nevertheless, you'd like to believe that somebody could speak up somebody had with the wherewithal speak up on behalf of minorities in this sport. And how the numbers dwindling. No, the the numbers are getting smaller, and like I said getting smaller on every level. And that's an issue. I don't know what you can do as a player to speak. Because obviously if you're a guide is being coach. By Bill Belichick. I guess you. You definitely don't wanna make you don't want to be coached by him. Right. Or if you have anybody, you know, you so you definitely don't make it that way. But you do want to see that there is opportunity for minority coaches do want to see that there's a upward swing in the chances that they're getting and there's going to be one higher than Miami. They're saying they're gonna hire Florez and Miami from the New England Patriots. So so that's one guy. But you know, it's going to have to be more of a swell of people. Supporting these coaches in order to get them more opportunity. Ryan Clark right here was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news. Let's transition back to these games. The stuff that's been taking place on the field. You saw in the NFC. What happened with Dallas again LA? You saw what happened with the saints against Philadelphia Philadelphia against the saints, rather, what did you peel from that and previewed his LA domains matchup. I think this game is going to be totally different than the first game. I don't foresee it being forty five thirty five. As it was. I think a key to leave being able to play huge. Because now Marcus Peters doesn't have to follow. Michael thomas? We saw how that worked out. You saw. It was showing pain says they we like that match up a lot. And so I think that's different. I was very encouraged by the Rams for seven in this last game Dhamma consumer Dhammika sue stepped up and played like what we thought he'd play like all season. He inverted the line of scrimmage. He may plays in the backfield. That's something they need for him to go along with Aaron down. Oh, and officially the two headed the two headed monster. At the running game was was very surprising to me to see J Anderson and tiger Lee carve-up this Dallas Cowboys do which I thought it was a highlight of the team the way they do shoes. And that's the only way they have a chance in New Orleans has to start with the running game. They need to control the ball. Get the play action off of that. But you gotta be able to stop drew Brees and that offense in in New Orleans. And I just don't know if the Rams find a way to stop them enough to win. But I do believe this is the best match up of the best. Opportunity any NFC team had one of the best sounds of the season where Marcus Peters responded to show 'em Payton when Sean Payton and talk. That's that's the match we wanted. You know, you're looking for. You're looking forward as mortgage you. I am talk and all that other stuff. Say what did you make of that? And what do you expect from Peter's in light of what Sean Payton has had to say about them in their previous match. So Michael Thomas right away at two hundred and eleven y'all crazy just so when you watch Marcus Peters play he's not a man to man, cover guy. Right. He's not disciplined enough when you're going to be a guy that plays, man. There may have to be disciplined with your eyes disciplined with their technique. And he's not right. He's not a matchup follow around in the sly guy. But now with the key to leave. He plays the right side. Right. They try to do their best to keep them in zone covered. Because he's the guy that needs to see the ball needs to be able to fill the coverage out and he's been doing that. And they've been better because of it. And so I expect Marcus Peters to be targeted. I spent Michael Thomas to be on the on the on the left side of the offense to have opportunities against them. But I believe I'll be Pleasants the defensive backs coach of the Los Angeles. Rams. He understands that. He knows that. Wade Phillips the coordinator he knows that. So they're going to have to be smart in the way that they play defense at show way of San Marcus Peters is going to be hidden. No. I'm not saying it has to be hitting. But he needs to play hidden. He needs to play to his strengths and needs to be coached to stress, right? And if you know markets pitas, if you've watched him he's a hot head, right? He's he's a guy who can get out of his game. They're gonna have to do a good job of keeping him focused on the task at hand and not making it a battle between him and Sean Payton him and Michael Thomas understand that he needs to be part of the defense because if not he'll get exploited. You've got the saints one in this game. No, I can't take the saints. You know, I wanna because I picked the Rams to win the Super Bowl, then not tell you to California wasn't going to the zoo. Trying to tell y'all trying to tell you all of them, southern California weather, you'll see you can't go into the cold. It's not gonna work. I tell ya that. Anyway, say my boys east twice the help them. Hello. I'm the hell am I called into the charges hype stupidly at the last minute. I'm New England Kansas City all year, all your all year long. And then a Friday before I said the hell with it out of like gronk looking and I'm going to go with we welcome. No. My goodness. Don't even get me started Kansas City. I didn't expect them to do what they did against Indy says a lot not just the ability to run for Williams is not getting enough credit for how he's filled in for Kareem aunt at orient. But defensively are no saw that coming that was that was the most surprising to me the way to able to rush the passer. But also stop the run Kansas City has been gashed all season on the run. They didn't allow more MAC to get going. We all raved about this office of line from the Indianapolis Colts. And they couldn't stop him d four was coming off the edge just in Houston of the way that they would put pressure on Andrew look and also cover on the back end right Orlando scandal has been bench. Ron Parker has been binge. They've went with the younger more athlete group of DB's and it's worked. No since play will fuller was. Amazing on TY Hilton in the slot. And so they play like that this week. But do you have faith in Bob Sutton? And Andy Reid can't Bill. Bella check. That's the question. And the read is one of the great coaches so game. I love anti back many years, and I can't say that every playoff loss has been a a factor of the factor has been him not being able to coach neither do I. But you wanna years is twenty two twenty twentieth. But they have not every coach wins a Super Bowl. Either. Though. Stephen the reason we points. Andy Reid is because he's such a good coach. And we feel like he should have won one. Here's my issue. I don't care who you are. If you in a job at twenty for twenty years at some point you got to be number one. It's just that simple. To me say, I mean, you what I do for a profession. I mean, listen, there ain't gonna last forever. But then I'm there I'm at top. I mean at some point time I've been at the top number one point twenty years twenty years that that's my issue. And that's the only issue I have with Andy Reid people get into they gave calling game play call. I don't think about all of that all thinking about twenty years at some point in time. You got to be number one. In was was to say that this year is not that year. That's what I'm saying. I think it is. I believe it is we agree. But I'm saying he got to do it has to be it got to be this has to be this is you have home food advantage. You have MVP quarterback playing at just an invincible Clinton. He has to win it this year, thirty seconds or less. I know won't happen because I've been told by the chiefs, they would never take back Kareem on. But the Chicago Bears supposedly are looking at can remind if you Kansas City do you consider bringing him back? You can you can you know, you go you go with the history of the Kansas City Chiefs and different things and domestic violence. You can't be the team. That's okay. All of these guys to be able to commit acts like that. And I believe everybody deserves second chances. But Kansas City can't be the team that does got you are pre sheet that perspective. Thanks a lot one only. Ryan clark. Right. He was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news about the league. Oh, hang with Adam gates. I guess I mean boy, you know. So he's about to go hang with Adam just tell Adam to stay away from the press conferences for the oil Loman got going. When I got them. I think he might be. I'm hopeful. He only had no press conference anytime to or maybe you need to have a Willie. Willie me about maybe need to have one tomorrow just to so everybody was aberration. Go take it easy. Take it easy. 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I don't wanna forget James harden that fifty seven point explosion last night, seventeen straight games. He scored a minimum of thirty points last seventeen games. He's averaged over forty. It's just phenomenal two-horse race right now league between him and a Greek freak Janas entered the Compal from a walkie. But James harden this spectacular. No question about it. Congratulations also to Mike dantonio win in this six hundred career our game as a head coach. I will say this the way Houston is looking right now the way that they are playing right now. I don't think it bodes well for postseason success unless Chris Paul comes back and plays lights out. Chris Paul is a future hall of fame. As far as I'm concerned. He just react with a four year one hundred sixty million dollar deal the money that they paid in was why they couldn't pay to keep Trevor Aretha. Chris Paul is already missed about seventeen games this year. He comes back needs to be ready to ball because James Han and play in the way to these plan. They could get to the finals. But I think it's only as if it's only if Chris Paul comes back and does what we know he's capable of doing outside of that Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics lost the game. Again, loss of the Brooklyn. Nets in the fans in Brooklyn with chanting Kyrie's leaving. Being Kyrie's leaving saying that the Boston Celtics to the Boston Celtics and your teammates after the game saying, they just gotta stick together. Not call anybody out, which is what plays obviously, we're losing to in terms of Kyrie Irving calling them out for their struggles. Real interesting stuff going on in Boston. They're underachieving nece. They're twenty five and eighteen playing defense over the last several games until the last couple of games. They gotta get it together because Rancho Milwaukee on their skin. Give back to the phones at eight say ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven seven six miss Shirley, knocks you alive with Stephen A on ESPN radio and ESPN news. How are you? Hi. How are you were you? Thank you for calling. Well, first of all, I wanna to tell you. I'm a big fan of yours. I listen to you all the time on the radio and the TV. Thank you. And I just wanted to call and thank you for mentioning Chuck, you know, he was always called ground Chuck and the seventy s when he was with the Rams, and you know, he always said you can't win games without a good running game. And they used to always say all this too conservative or excuse me. Excuse me for interrupting you are us name is surely nuts. What does your relation to Chuck Knox? He was my husband. Wow. Oh my goodness. It's an honor to talk to you. Thank you so much for calling into the show you're late as we passed away. What is in may of two thousand in the mail. She my condolences you and your family. Thank you so much for calling. Well, I like I said, I'm a big fan of yours. And you know, it's funny when I heard you say that about Chuck I said to myself it's about time. But you know, Chuck did so many great things when he was coaching the Rams, you know, he had the first black African American quarterback. And you know, he always was teased. Oh, he was too conservative. You know, we always ran the ball. But anyway, I just wanted to call you and say, thank you. Thank you so much, and I can't take full credit. The reason why I mentioned him is because I was doing my research after the Rams had won the game against Dallas on Saturday night. Just reading up on various articles to prepare for Monday's show. And I had read a few articles in a one of them, and I excuse me for forgetting the gentleman's name, but he had mentioned how. We expect an aerial assault from Sean McVay in his Los Angeles Rams with Jared Goff. And what we got was version of Chuck Knox. And his running game. The you know, the run game that he employed as coach of the Los Angeles Rams from seventy three to seventy seven to five seasons that he was there before departing for buffalo. And so I remember that. And that's why I mentioned it on the air. But obviously I had a lot of respect for your for your husband. And I thank you so much for calling. Well, thank you. And you know, I think the coach or the Rams is doing great jobs. Yes. He reminds me of charcoal lot. They tied. Is a no nonsense kind of guy and he was in doll football. And they're doing a great job. And I keep ruining for them. So I appreciate you taking my call. And I thank you for calling really on the to have you call into the show. And I can't thank you enough. You take care of yourself. Okay. Thank you. Bye. Lovely Shirley Knox. Wife, widow Chuck Knox. Former coach with the Los Angeles. Rams the Buffalo Bills the Seattle Seahawks. He coached about twenty two years in the National Football League. Coach from seventy three to seventy seven for the Los Angeles Rams coach from seventy eight to eighty two for the Buffalo Bills code from eighty three to ninety one for the Seattle Seahawks and then coach from ninety two to ninety four back in Los Angeles. Before retiring, great, Chuck Knox wrestler. So God blesses sodas. Well, it eight say ESPN is today. Seven to nine three seven seven six. Let's go to Darnell you live even they talked to me now. Hey, even lower than you, do but the US doors, Scott business. Thank you, man. Go ahead. I two times one how much of a senior Edison may Durand. Well, listen that's one game. That's one game. I mean, the fact is it was a very very big deal because there were so many questions about Todd Gurley. And the way that Todd Gurley was going to form in light of the fact that he had not been one hundred percent. So we're looking at it from that standpoint. But the reality is that you gotta give credit where Credit's due because CJ did show up and that dual attack was too much. Because obviously if you want to run the football, you can't run the football forty eight times by just giving it to Todd Gurley. You gotta have some help and dog early definitely had that help and C J Anderson who ended up running the ball for more yards than him. So I got to give credit where credit is doing that regarding show where show respect in that regard. Okay. And other questions NBA what other matters missing for people can really look at them as star of the dark and thinking a stock Gordon can play of civic indefinitely plays averaging twenty twenty at twelve. He's averaged twenty and twelve four you a forty can play DJ Augustine is filled in admirably. I think you need a big Tom guard and preferably a star at that position. Look Ross Isaac Simmons. And those guys they can play. They're not scrawl. They're not scrubs. Bombers got a lot of potential. We all know that. I just think that you need a God on the UNITA star on the perimeter as a God. You don't need this eight to ages shack or the white Howard. And those guys know you need a back court star in Orlando, you gotta find him. That's great. Thank you so much at eight say ESPN inundate seven to nine three seven seven six. We'll get back to your calls and more and just a minute before we close out the show right here with Steven A, ESPN radio ESPN news. If you missed our interview today were Ryan clogged, by the way. Go check out the entire interview on demand in the Stephen podcast. Brought to you by the new Capital One. Save card earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment two percent of grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Hey, what's in your wallet? Back with more, Stephen A, ESPN radio ESPN. Guess what you're in the middle of the Stephen swift show podcast, Debbie made it Saturday January nineteenth the UFC debuts on ESPN. Plus with a true super fight champion versus champion bantamweight title holder. T J dillashaw drops to the flyweight division to face the king of the one hundred twenty five pound division. Henry so Julio live on the ESPN. Plus at ten pm eastern coverage of the prelims starts on ESPN. Eight PM eastern start your free trial of ESPN plus today. Download the ESPN app to get the best of UFC on ESPN. Plus, by the way, I'll be at that fight actually think they might have you doing some hosting duties there, by the way, breaking news for you. Also. The New York Jets have a new defensive coordinator. His name is Greg Williams. Excuse me. Former defensive coordinator. For the Cleveland Browns who took over as interim head coach once Hugh Jackson and Todd Haley, the offense coordinator in Cleveland were relieved of their duties actually thought he did a damn good job and was worthy of headstrong head coaching consideration. But they decided to give it to Freddie, Cureton because he's got a good relationship with Baker Mayfield a number one overall pick and that is that. Nevertheless, no matter which way, you slice it. It's going to be interesting to see how Adam gays. Bob's with Greg Williams. But I think that Greg Williams bountygate and all is a big time defensive coordinator that infuses the kinda right attitude, certainly not going to have tolerance for softies. I think that will work very very well with somebody like Jamal Adams. And I think the jets are moving in a different direction in a forward direction because of it. So I kind of like it I like Greg Williams as a part of the jets I like him as a part of the jets as defensive coordinator more than I like, Adam gays and tell you that much. Let's go back to the phones. Let's go to Stephanie you'll obvious even a real quick. And you go ahead. Hey, Steven how you doing? I'm doing. All right. Go ahead. Thank you so much candle lifetime she's fan and huge Eric berry supporter. But my question is he's played a handful of games these last two seasons because of injury, and I'm just wondering because the salary commands. What are your thoughts on do you hold onto them? And hope he can kind of. I can't think about that right now. Stephanie because I haven't seen him. I wanna see him on the field. It would be nice if he can make it onto the field for the championship game against the New England Patriots and our heads stadium. Eric berry considering the challenges and the obstacles that he's facing what he's had to overcome. It's an incredible incredible story. And I am one of those individuals who shoo strongly hopes and prays that he comes back. He plays. Well, and he wins himself a Super Bowl championship because there's very few people in this world who deserves this more than him. So I'm rooting for him in that regard beyond this season. I don't know what kind of market there is form. I don't know what he's going to be in a position to command because battling cats and then coming back in incurring the injuries that he incurred in the National Football League. They're looking for an excuse not to pay you and definitely his health has handed that to them on a silver platter? Right. Right. Right. Well, I'm with you. I hope he I hope he helped us bring it home. I believe. I believe this year. But yeah, I I'd love to keep him. I just I don't know I've loved to keep them too. I just don't know how much you. He's going to be in a position to the man that command based on his health. We know he can play when healthy when he's healthy he's elite, and there's no way to Kansas City's defense would has been it would have been as bad as they worked while most of the season if ever berry was a net lineup helping them on the defensive side of the ball. I can promise you that. But health has been a huge issue with him. And I think it's derailed him to some degree. But I'm hoping he's he's good for two games. There. See championship game. I hope they beat New England. And then after that they were in the Super Bowl against the saints. And I want to see Patrick Mahomes against you. Drew brees. That's just me. But I gotta get on outta here. I'll be back in a twenty two hours from now right here with the Steven show on ESPN radio and ESPN news. Thank you for joining me again holiday and twenty two hours until them peace and love everybody crash. Just a sample of what you hear on the Stephen swift show, weekdays at one PM eastern on ESPN Radi. Jio and the SPN.

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I'm talking about the great one of the one and only Dan Rayfield his own allowance, yours, truly what's going on. And how are you buddy? How's everything going? Everything's great sitting introduction. I appreciate it. Well, it's well deserved. No question about it. We know what's going on. We know what's at stake this Saturday night at the T mobile arena laws Vegas, Nevada. Dan Jacobs are the International Boxing Federation IBM world, middleweight title will be on the line of super the WBA superman world middleweight title is on the line. The WBZ title is online as well. They're fi-. He's fighting against Kamilo Alvarez talked to me coming into this fight. Who do you believe should be the favorite in? Why are they without question that can Illo Alvarez should be the favorite? He is the favor. He has a long track record of big wins against a lot of quality. Opponents. He's faced many many top fighters is only laws entire career when he was twenty three years old got out. Doc by Mayweather junior. No shame. If you lose to a fire lifebuoy Mayweather at a time when he was still, you know, somewhat inexperienced at the top level. And ending of Jacobs has been a good fighter atop biter for a long time. Does not have the caliber victories or track record that that that can elaborate avarice has, you know, a lot of people look to the fact that can L O has two big fights against skin draw that most people thought he lost. But still got the draw the win that was last September. Whereas Danny Jacobson two thousand seventeen suffered a decision loss to go off can close by really good fight. But a loss, so people know Cannella better. He's got the better track record. He's got higher accomplishment and deservedly the favourite. But by no means at least to my mind into people that you talked to cover this for a living. Do they think this is any kind of blow out fight whatsoever? This highly competitive, at least on paper fight that that shakes up like a very entertaining fight and a fight that you know, is even if you think in Illinois was gonna win the fight. It's going to be probably a little. Bit tough getting there. What makes it competitive when you look at Daniel Jacobs. What is it about Daniel Jacobs other than a decision loss to triple g that makes us or should make us believe that this is going to be a competitive fight? Well, Jacobs has been a top fighter for a number of years. I mean, this is the guy that's got other wins on his record. But you know, when you won his vacant title this past October. He did so against undefeated fighter named Sergei. Devon chanko. Who did not have a lot of professional experience. He's only like thirteen or fourteen in all, but at a monstrous massive amateur career, no akin to but not as good as this. Loma chanko type thing, you know, three hundred plus amateur wins at the top level biting all the top fighters out of the former Soviet Union countries. I mean, a real real stud in the amateur and has proven himself to be a quality guy in the pro ranks, and Danny Jacobs defeated him in a in a good close fight in October to get that title. He has other wins of consequence. He did have a fight with Gluskin where a lot of people left the arena that night thinking that Danny Jacobs should add Andrey's that that that would obviously change the perception by a lot of people had he actually gotten the victory that a lot of people thought that he deserved. I mean, you spend five minutes watching Danny Jacobs fight and the style. Fights in the attributes that he brings he's physically larger than can allow duress. He can he can fight going backwards, which is not something a lot of guys especially at big can do he has excellent punching power. He was also a top amateur. You know, coming up through the USA ranks, you know, he didn't he was not an Olympian, but he was at the top level. Multiple New York, golden gloves championships, which is one of the toughest, you know, amateur routes to go. If you're in the amateur ranks, and he's just a really good fighter. Dan, Rafer righty? It was Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news. I let the Kamilo Alvarez. And I was of the mindset before before the triple gene counters that. This was the swallow fighter. He's moving up in weight. He's not truly a middleweight. I don't know how why it is for him to find himself in that particular situation. I know he's a counterpunch. I know he can box. I certainly certainly proven to me that he can take a punch, but that's second fight watching his body. And look at him throw those body shots to Kamilo Alvarez. I'm trying to triple. Gee, I don't know many boxes that could take the body shots that triple g took in that second encounter. Does that? Have you looking at Kamilo Alvarez in a different light than you looked at him when he was a junior middleweight or even a welterweight? Well, number one. He's always been a tremendous body puncher. I mean, traditionally Mexican fighters that's one of the things are taught from the crib is how to throw the left hook to the body. And can however does it, you know, as well as just about anybody shy of you know, the great Julio, Cesar Chavez senior. So, you know, throwing body punches. It would not surprise anybody. That washes the fight canal. Oh has you know for for while before he Fogle up can the first time. There was a lot of discussion from his team about, you know, why they were maybe in at least a perception of some people was that they were delaying that fight with the with the talking point he's growing into a become a middleweight. Well, he was growing into becoming a middleweight a full-fledged legit adult middleweight. He's now that he is a bonafide midway his last fight matter of fact and December when he fought above the weight Yvonne in the super middleweight division of. But now he's back in the division where he is most comfortable where he belongs. He is a bonafide strong powerful in his prime middleweight champion of the world can Alvarez also at least to my. Is and I've covered him ever since he came to this country many years ago, he is one of the few fighters who I watched even in his prime seems to get better and better and better as the fights go on he is he always adds something to his game even with little wrinkle. Whether it's you know, using his other hand better whether it's pleasing body shots in different parts of the body. You know, his ability to counter to stand in the pocket and actually use defense. One of the reasons why you know, people just think, oh, he just as prototypical Mexican brawler. That's absolutely not correct. You mentioned good counterpuncher. But also, you know, very defensively responsible. You know, he gets hit with punches. But he's he has a an ability to roll with some of those shots to take the sting out of them. Not take the full force of those punches. And that's why you still going strong without having lost stuff whatsoever. After you know, more than fifty professional fights real quickly real quickly on this particular answer. Why did he move up to super middleweight to fight? Rocky fielding was that just all quiet or capture another title at a diff-. A different weight class. What was the reason? I mean rocky field and you looked at him. He was tall. He was skinny he looked tailor made for and obviously committal made quick work of him. Why haven't take that fight? Well, he wanted to get a second last year remembered p was suspended because of a positive drug tests. And so the first fight for the rematch with Gloucestershire was postponed from may to September still want to be the second fight end. So they were coming back on very short notice from September December. So they weren't gonna go with a big mega fight. He was changing broadcasters because HBO was getting out of the box and businesses own was coming in. And he did that deal with them. He made like fifteen million dollars. So that's a nice, you know, easy pay day to fight rocky fielding, but more to the point. I think besides all those particular things we just mentioned he felt like this was an opportunity to do two things have as I ever find in New York City where he's wanted to fight in Madison Square Garden, and they were able to do that and make the schedule work and also because rocky fielding was available in Kenosha felt even though feeling had a second tier title in the super middleweight division for him. He felt like it was. Featherless kathy. By the go up a few pounds against the perfect kind of opponent form and grab another belt to put on that on that resume checklist on the to do list, so to speak, but knowing that is really big fights in the bigger money and the more fan friendly fights and things that people wanted to see we're still in the middleweight division where you could make that way with no problem. So they just took that as a one step, you know, one shot, the I if you go back in the day there was a time when Purnell Whitaker welterweight champion dominating fighter. You know, took them. Once one fight move up to capture a fight world title as a junior middleweight. And then immediately came back that away. Same kind of situation with canal saw the opportunity took it. And now he's back where he belongs. Dan rae. Phil boxing, right extraordinary ESPN radio receiving ESPN radio. ESPN news those two wars that can win against triple g with when we talk about boxing. And obviously, you want to the people that I listen to you know, very very much. So when it comes to the sport of boxing when you consider the wars that he had been in. Usually in some instances, we see wars haven't taken away from somebody. Whether it's Riddick Bowe and Vanda Holyfield or something along those lines dating back alley Frazier and a trilogy that they had against one, another, etc. Etc. When you see this. I don't see any signs that anything was taken away from Kamilo Alvarez after the two fights against triple. Gee, what about you? I remember the only thing we made see since that fight the second side. Anyway, you end up playing against rocky fielding, which was you know, a fight even diminish canola Alvarez probably would've been able to handle was relative us the first real test. Frankly is going to be what we see on Saturday against any Jacob. But my perception is in seeing him and talking to them, and and watching those fights back, you know, he didn't take you finish -ment in those fights in my opinion. Any sounds good? And you looks good. You know, you can just sort of feel that he is in a good spot. You know, he seems very strong. I detect absolutely zero difference in the meaner in his in the way, he carries. And the people around him whatsoever. From what happened the first couple of triple g fights to where you are now. Well, listen to that, Dan if you've seen nothing that was taken away from him in the two fights against triple. Gee, why should we want to see a third because truly triple g has signed with the zone as well. And he definitely wants to fight can that'll Alvarez again without question because of the money just as much as anything else. But I don't know what else did it take from canot Alvarez going up against triple g with the exception of this fight against Daniel Jacobs. What else is there for him Cannella in the middleweight division? If Daniel Jacobs a works out with relative, ease and triple g is not something that we should be clamoring the see, but so much what else is difficult elaborates to do. Well, I, you know, they don't fight a third time. I can live with that. I think a lot of people do want to see it, though, frankly, because they were so close, you know, a lot of people think that that walked away with his hand raised two times and not instead of being a one and a draw. So that's one factor. But as far as Canellas perspective, you know, he's been asked about a third triple g fight, you know, since the moment that the fight with Danny Jacobs was signed and what he has said consistently is, you know, he's open to it. If the fans wanted I'll do it, but he's been making a little more of a caveat the last of several weeks month or so saying, you know, I'll fight triple g if he has a title because this is year. I want to sweep them in a way division win all the titles. Now, he knows that when it comes time to fight the second time this year in September. When Kahlo has his next date. Everything goes okay on Saturday at Aachen is not going to have another title because his next fight is on June eighth. He's fighting a slightly above the one hundred sixty pound weight limit against a tune-up tie opponents roles at Madison Square Garden, and that's not a world. I don't think. So if he's serious about wanting to be the guy that has the undisputed title. Middleweight and he beats Danny Jacobs. You'll have three of the major belts. The fourth is owned by the providence. Rhode Island undefeated Olympian two time world champion Dimitrius is Google Andre who was gonna be hearing side on Saturday wanna lineup. The winner of that right now. He's good buddies with Danny Jacobs. But he would fight him because there's money and glory there. But he really wants to play with Cannella Alvarez Alvarez. If you really is true serious about wanting the four title to become undisputed. There's never been a Mexican undisputed champion of the four belt era that would be a huge feather in his cap sort of the way he went up to try to grab that super middleweight belt Dmitri's Andrea, and I wrote this yesterday he's gonna fight June twenty ninth at home in providence for the first time in his career against quality contender name Celeski from Poland whose only loss was a very close decision against any Jacobs a couple of years ago. And so there's a possibility that can ELO because he has no love for triple j they have a bad blood these days after all this stuff that went down with the bad drug test. He made, you know, kind of you know, give you the finger soda speaking. Maybe go by Dmitri's Andre for the opportunity. The undisputed champion. So I think that is a possibility with where would that leave triple g of canola doesn't wanna fight him that won't be triple gene, you know, looking for the next best available guy. You know, it's not out of the realm of possibility. Again, if triple g and canola don't fight the third time, but Danny Jacobson him have a good fight on Saturday. And it's a close competitive fight. I don't know if there's a reason why we wouldn't necessarily see a rematch between Golovkin and Jacobsz. They put on a great fight in two thousand seventeen and wouldn't be necessarily for that stakes that there were the first time around, you know, with world titles at stake etcetera. But it's still a very attractive matchup is gonna come down to see the folks that zone who signed all these guys Dmitri's Andre does with them. Also, they're gonna have some input in one fights get me. And you know, the promoters are gonna sit down and talk about it. But you know, triple Jeep on his own as a star in. This sport is going to have the ability to lure other guys into the ring. Because only one guy can fight yellow at a time. And the guy that doesn't get to kill a lottery ticket can maybe get the consolation prize and fight Golovin race. So right. He was ESPN radio ES. ESPN is let's get into a broader discussion about boxing before. I let you get on outta here, Dan because nobody's more. No more qualified to discuss the subject than you. I'd like to know with HBO stepping out of the boxing business with Bob Arum for top ranked calling out out aiming after Terence Crawford, you know, won his fight against Amir, Khan, etc. When Amir Khan quit as far as I'm concerned. I would ask you this question. How are you feeling about the state of boxing now compared to how you felt about five years ago ten years ago? I think it's a better spot now because there's a there's more attention on it. There's more. Platforms that are investing large amounts of money. Whether it's the amount of money that he has pianist paying and writes, these top rank over the course of what was originally got four year deal that was torn up after one year and turned into like seven or eight year deal, plus all the massive investment. They've made the bring events from four boxing both hovering fights as well as overseas fights, the top rank, you know, buys rights to to put on ESPN. Plus, so that's that's huge for the sport. You have the investment from FOX in the PBC platform. They're showing fights on free national television. You know, Saturday nights at eight o'clock, roughly once a month, not to mention their cable by center of a high quality. So they're investing tremendous amount of money Showtime. It's still in the game. Ben investing their money doing significant fights with big names. You know? So to me is that that aspect of it is good. There's money flowing there in front of a lot of people. It's on free national televisions on basic cable. It's on streaming services. I mean, you can find that pretty much over you want. It's obviously good for the fighters because there there's more money flowing, then there's been in a long long time. Maybe ever in the history of the sports, the only downside negativity. Is that you're basically operating a business? That's within the I call the three universes. You have the ESPN top rank universe, which they do their fights. And do a hell of a job doing them. You have the Showtime, FOX PVC fights. They put on a lot of good fights. But they're not fighting the other companies guys. And then you take the the design side of the street which is involved it's zone. It's golden boy fighters like Cannella when some of their other fighters as well as Eddie Hearn's spiders for mattress box, including Danny Jacobson, you know, number other quality guys that they have under their contract, y'all. Joe Anthony, Joshua, for example, that one of the heavyweight champions. So they do Feis in there, you know. And there's there's not that much overlap occasionally, they'll be might to gets me between the two for different reasons. Maybe a mandatory what we could really make a blocking bloom in blossomed, even greater than it is is if they could figure out a way to come together and to allow those fighters in each of those silos to fight each other in the biggest sites fans, Dan, Dan, Dan Rafer right here with Steven A ESPN radio. ESPN news one. The other things I'm interested in ask you about. And I get this from my man, Michael Thompson, if you notice he works for ESPN LA, the father Klay Thompson three-time champion with the Golden State Warriors. He does Michael Thomson does work for us. All right here on ESPN LA, and he had been asking me to ask you this question for for weeks now, and he just reminded me a few minutes ago. Remember how Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns both moved up from well to wait to the middleweight division to Alta fight Marvin Hagler if Bob Arum is right. And our it is in the way, you can answer that question. Whether or not out Heyman is in a way as well of an aerospace junior Terence qualify because I think that's the number one fight everybody about s- wants to see maybe Deontay wilder versus Anthony Joshua's. Well, but I would ask you this Dan Rae. Phil what about the possibility of aerospace junior moving up to fight Cannella? Well, listen, I have said for a long time as a matter of fact that in my mind the biggest fight in boxing of few years from now would be another outrages against spin junior. And I have visions of that, you know, obviously, they can bring a fine like that to the T mobile arena in Las Vegas, and, you know, generate huge amounts of money. And why? Thank you, Dan. Why would that be? You that fighting you put it in in eighteen stadium in outside of Dallas where Cannella has drawn fifty thousand plus people and Earls fence just bought a month and a half ago against Mike Garcia and jewelry, forty thousand people and bring in the Dallas folks who would be there because EROs a hometown guy and Canova Alvarez is a bonafide draw and a huge star within the Hispanic community, which is obviously very large and Texas you make a massive fight. I think it's absolutely conceivable that down the road that spans will ultimately become a middleweight or take a chance to fight middleweight for that kind of a fight and Keno adverse still gonna be around that as a gargantuan massive fight that again, a lot of things have to happen. A lot of things to fall into place. But that could be a spectacle beyond spectacles. I Thomson huge huge mega fight. I hope that happens in my long view of the sport. We wanna see guys like Spence and Crawford now or Josh Lewin wild or not, but I'm thinking like two years from now. Three years from now Cannella Spence gargantuan mega fight. Well, let me ask you. This if Spence what's the fight crow Crawford right now who would you favor. Well as welterweight that's hard to pay. They're both super talented guys. I mean, you know, I am Spence rated number one in the welterweight division. But that's based largely on the fact that he's been fighting in that way classes longer has maybe a little bit more accomplishment in the weight division. But Terence Crawford has got seem kind of talent votes. Super fast won't good counterpunchers. Both good boundaries defensive, you know, responsible defensively but good amateur occurs was Olympian. But Crawford was just a a heroin from being in that level. I mean, that's a coin flip. I I gotta be you know, that's the kind of fire where you don't really make pick till I sort of the end reassort, maybe wanna look and see how the guy looks how you hear him talk. And how he may be, you know, his body language. It's a hard fifty fifth. Mom ritter. I it's cut short because I got a couple of more questions. I want to ask why gotta get you out of here right by that guy's a genius to think about that. This Michael Thompson, dead it. No question about it. That's Klay Thompson. Daddy, Michael Thompson. But here's the deal. Is there anybody else in the welterweight division that you think could be aerospace junior outside of Terence girlfriend? At the moment. I mean, look any anybody can can lose on a given night. But obviously that's the fight where you look at the way class, and you think ok who can beat the other guy and the only one I can think of that's the the most competitive most hard fight to pick. Is that fight? It's sort of like, I think about what the lightweight division. You know? I don't think there's a lightweight or below in the world that can hang with the vessel Ulama chango except for Mikey Garcia. And likewise. I don't think there's a single lightweight or below. They can hang with migraines e except for Loma chanko, they're not fighting. But that's the fight. You wanna see it's a fifty fifty kind of fights same kind of deal with? Crawford spent and same kind of deal in the heavyweight division with Josh wilder. How did you feel about Mikey Garcia stepping up to wake classes to challenge aerospace junior as opposed to demanding that low Machiko vitamin the lightweight division? Listen, Stephen, I live in the real world. And I understand the business issues in the policy politics issues in the in the nature of the platforms that they find I and I have a lot of respect for Mikey daring to be great. That's what I call it. He wanted to go up. He wanted to to make history by winning by trying to win a world title and a fifth way division. And it'll Spence was available to him aerospace, the guy that he's been calling out since even before he fought Robert eastern last summer so unified the lightweight titles. The obviously made, you know, north of eight or nine million dollars for that fight. So it was by far and away the biggest paydays ever had. So I don't have any quarrel with him trying to make that match and and and try to achieve greatness that would've come if he had been able to win the fight. Okay. He lost the fight that doesn't mean we still can't try to see the low angle fight. It's a hard difficult fight to make for a thousand reasons. But I'm hopeful that maybe someday we'll happen Dan with the right here with Steven A ESPN radio ESPN news of before. I let you get on outta here. Your prediction for this fight Jacobs could Nello Alvarez Saturday night. Close fight tough site. Good fights. But I think in the end can know Alvarez a little bit more. Well, rounded do a little bit more a little bit better of a puncher limit better of a boxer, and, you know, the judges love them, and it's shown and I think he gets a decision to close. Well, you don't think so you don't think it ends in a knockout. I mean, anything is possible. But I don't I don't see any reason why would think that Cannella show themselves to have a great chin over the course of his career Danny Jacobs is you know, in in his first loss many years ago, which I was here in Las Vegas four. He did get knocked out by fighter named Dmitri. Perot was a very talented middleweight was crew was cut short by a back injury. They bought her vacant title. He got stopped by the referee, basically jumped on him. And wouldn't let them try to get up. That's the first thing. The second thing is have. I'm not big on excuses. But I'm gonna give Danny Jacobs a passing that bite because everybody who followed him at that time knows he should never have gotten in the ring that night number one. It was a bad match because they'd pushed him into that fight too quickly. My opinion per was much more talented guy and more experienced and seasoned at that moment. Well, more importantly, Danny Jacobs. His grandmother the woman who raised him. It was like his mother to him guide like four days or five days before that fight, and you should never have gotten in the ring them like he was extremely distraught about that all situation. Understandably had no business being in the boxing ring, his mind was on everything other than the boxing match, and he paid the price sports. So I. Give them a pass on that loss other than that knocked down and knock out in that fight where he was getting up to his feet. I think he'd only been down one other time. It was a flash knockdown against Sergio more at a fight that he came back and won by knockout show down against as. Well. Oh, yeah. Exactly. And the triple you. So so those two again, but triple g's like one of the best punters, maybe in boxing restaurant to be honest with you in the middle way division anyway. And so again, he showing a good chin over the course of his Grammy. And I saw can I'll Alvarez one of his first fights that were, you know, significant fights in the United States on a big undercard and almost got knocked out in the first round by Miguel Koto older brother and everybody thought. Oh my goodness. This guy is all hype. He's never going to be able to hang you've got no chin, blah, blah, blah. He's gone on since then you don't ever see him get Iraq. They're wilder down or anything like that. And he's become one of the best fighters, you know, in the world, and you know, he's going to be in the hall of fame someday. So these guys the reason I don't think innocuous because both guys have shown themselves have good chance. Now Cannella can get that body shot in against that. You know, we all rangy dang hiccups. You never know when I last question for you. I got one last qu. You spence? We know he has an opportunity to make over at least at least over twenty million dollars. If he fights Terence Crawford. One would ask why is he allowing out in the stop deaf from happening? What's the educator response to that? Dan rae. Could you would know? You know, aerospace is an adult. He's a grown, man. He has will his own if he wants to make the fight with Terence Crawford. He needs to go and speak with Al Hayman, and his his people and say L go call Bob, or you know, let's figure out a way to get the fight done. It's just not that easy. You know, if you're Al Hayman and Bob Arum goes down to the press row after the the Crawford conflict and talks about how I wanna make this fight. He's been saying all along and I'll take Bob and his word. I think he does wanna make devices. He doesn't really have a lot of other options for big Pfeiffer Crawford. The problem is even if that's the case, you can't then spend the next fifteen minutes calling him terrible names and saying things making like some kind of racial issue etcetera and not expect him to have some pushback, and you know, take your call on Monday morning. So you know, everybody's got to take a deep breath. And you know, you don't have to be best friends with people you make boxing deals with their business deal for that matter, you got to try to get in a room and do it and see what's best not only for your fighter for your company for your broadcast partner. And and try to get a deal done. But there's been no it takes two to Tango. So Bob concern. I wanna make the fight and he can be full and well-meaning and want to do that. Maybe just got caught up in the emotion by saying the things he said about Al. But no, the Hamish I'd hasn't really shown any desire to make the fight. Once they won't even bring it up. I mean did a graphic on one of the Heyman shows that PBC operates where they put up a graphic of show Texas of all the best welter rates in the world. And they didn't put a photo of errands Crawford on the on the on the ground. You kidding me? That's ridiculous. No. Does it that is ridiculous day? Rayfield? Appreciate a great work as always mad look forward to see stuff from Vegas this week. Thanks a lot. All right, Steven, I appreciate it. Enjoyed the five. All right buddy, the one and only Dan rate Rayfield boxing, ride extraordinaire for ESPN does great great work for us. Make no mistake about it. Looking forward to listening and watching him over the weekend and reading his stuff. Of course, it an eight say ESPN as edited seven to nine three seven seven six you. Listen live, Stephen ESPN radio. ESPN news. 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Let's go back to the phones at eight say ESPN, it's eight seven to nine three seven seven six. Thanks again to the great, Dan, Rayfield boxing. Rod extraordinary for ESPN for taking time out of his busy schedule to come on the show. And thanks also to Michael Thompson, my colleague at ESPN LA father of Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors for texting me to ask me to ask a couple of those questions because dammit, I might have missed it. If it wasn't for my man, Mike, Michael Thompson. So thank you very very much for reminding me a couple of things that I needed to ask them Rayfield about appreciate the help. No doubt. Let's go back to the phones. Let's go to Don you lie. Stephen. They talked to me done. Stephen a happy Friday. Great show. Great topic. Thank you. Go ahead, buddy. Man, man. I I think we all really need the hold of Canales feet to the fire. I mean to for not to duck it a third fight with triple. Gee, that's a fight. This gotta be made. And I really am intrigued to see a third fight. Wondering who triple jeez? New trainer is going to be let me let me stop right there. I'm not in agreement with you there. I'd like to see the fight. I wouldn't I wouldn't I wouldn't be against it. But can Nello doesn't have to. I mean, he fought two fights. And that second I would say I would put you on a spot about this dawn, are you ready for this you listening carefully because I want you to hear this? I want you to hear this question. Triple g Kalkin Nilo out and said, I thought you were Mexican you busy running. You know, the first fight, you know, I'm he I got a stock. You gotta chase you, and he talked a lot of trash. This is triple j and fight number two could know Alvarez walked right to him and stood right in front of him the entire fight. Now, you can't deny that. So to me if you triple g you're the bigger on natural middleweight you call him out. And then when he showed up triple j was backing up half to find, and you know, that's true down. So I can't I can't sit up there and say to Kamilo excuse me, you all him a trilogy. No, he does it. I'd like to see it. But of us today LA Hoya has different plans for canola. Alvarez Kamilo Alvarez's fog would not fight it. Triple g I kiss it up there and throw shea on Kamilo. He showed up in the second fight, which by the way, I thought that he actually lost by the station closest issue. But nevertheless, but he showed up for the second fight and stood right in front of triple g Don and was throwing vicious body shots, still, right? Federal let's give him credit with creditors. Do. Oh, yeah. But you see those two arguments kind of contradict each other just got done saying that that you actually thought. G one by close to Susan. I think is arguable. But then you try to sound like Cannella beat them all over the reading, no. That's not what I'm saying. I'm only making that point to say Kamilo doesn't own him a third fight. We can debate about who won fighting of a two and stuff like that. Don out saying that Kamilo doesn't oh you third fight when you call them out and try to embarrass him after fight one, and he showed up right in your face for fight to how many times did he go. Stephen. Okay. But but that's all number one. That's all the more reason we want to see a third five, and they'll take all my goodness my talking to Mexico element here. Are you not listening to me? I did not say we shouldn't get it. Third fight. I'm saying don't treat canal. Oh, like he owes it to him. He does not you call a man out, and you embarrassed him and brought up the PD's, you know, that the spike food and all of that other stuff you call them out. You embarrassed him you take them off. And he showed up for the rematch and stood right in front of your face. You don't own that man, another fight. If that's not what you wanna do. That's my only point. No, I hear what you're saying. Except I don't care what canal. I care about us. I wanna see that fight. Boxing, fans deserve it. You know, people people journalists broadcasters. Everybody used to stand up for the fan and for the sports not for the individual fighter. I wanna see the dang fight. And. What else saying you might wanna see the fight? I don't mind seeing it. But I'm I without it. I'm alright without it because they fought I think it's goes to decision again. And I don't like to I tell you this. I'm not being completely forthcoming. The third reason that I really have a problem with I don't like the fact that Trump will Jia so considerably older that can Nilo and has been through these two wars. And then you go in for a third against the guy. I don't like if triple g was younger, I wouldn't mind at all. But the fact that he's older I think puts Kamilo at a considerable advantage in a trilogy. But you know, the one thing real quick where the one thing I want to say I am in. I don't know. But I wanna see who triple jeez. Next trainer is going to be because one reason I think is old trainer. God let go is glove can meet zero adjustments. The second looked like he's still trying to land one punch. You gotta go to the body. You gotta break canal down in and I want, you know, look at the second fight between Ray Robinson and Randy Turpin. Just look at that. Oh, my love. Rob. You're going to sixties now, bro. The dont have a nice day. I gotta go done. I gave you enough time. I listened to you. But now you lost me when you brought up fighters that existed before we were born I was born in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven I mean, come on man, come on. Now, I got time for that eight say ESPN editing seven to nine three seven seven six back with your calls to close out the show the minute you listen live with Stephen ESPN radio. 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Head on she lost her life and anybody that knows Monty Williams knows that no matter how good of a coach you think. He is it pales in comparison to the man of the person the father the teammate of the coach that he is. I mean, this guy is a sensational sensational person. And this opportunity could not have come to a better, man. So we wish him nothing, but the best moving forward and Phoenix Niger's gotta get Devon Booker point gone. And I think everything will be fun. Anyway, let's go back to the phones. Let's go to allow you live Stephen a real quick allow go ahead. Hey, how you doing? Had me on the show. Thank you. Go ahead. Real quick, buddy. All live, man. I I'm just having a hard time about these GM's and the NBA hit hit today. I'm gonna give you three coaches that I felt that didn't get a fair chance, and I know life isn't fair. But I just I just told him I told you I'm running out of time because near the end of the show man, I need those name give you much gas. And it gives you the wing Casey. And I'm also going to get you Jason Kidd now in my office, which job you're talking about while I'm talking about the head coaching jobs. I'll house, you know, they got fired and everything and is he's the coach of Detroit. Yes. But I'm talking about his his his running with Toronto. I then I think the EM's kinda put the coaches and a Russia's away Shen because I'm gonna give you some credit. You know, you as the nose and basketball and things in that Nathan by plant to. To fall and the things that needs to. So is like, you know, when you look at that situation, you gotta put certain players around these rang all play as I got your. I'm running out of time, bro. I got your point though. It's valid. I hear what you come from appreciable call Monday when I got more top, and I'll put you on. Thanks again. My man, let's go to album real quick you lava Stephen go ahead Albert. The growing, Stephen. By the way, tyrod Tyron loom is in all likelihood is about to be your next head coach for the Los Angeles, Lakers ain't etched in stone. But it's looking like it's going to be that way by the end of the week. If not sooner go ahead, real quick. You got thirty two cooler. I mean, we're about to be Stephen lead nation right now. I was wondering about rob polenta yet is on agency. Right. He did. Okay. I'm tired of people calling Lakers, mom and pop shop. So did rob Pelinka run his agency as a mom and pop shop because he's obviously running the Lakers now and kenley kids to talking about you can't as obviously running the Lakers now for all. We know is Linda Rambus. Who's very very tight with janey. We don't know that we don't know the answer to that question. It'll be to see if Tyler is going be, and it'd be interesting to see if Tyler is going to be the next head coach because we know that's LeBron wants we'll see what happens though. Yeah. We need some shooters to. 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